Muton Rockhopper 62 User`s guide

USER'S
GUIDE
Eco-Solvent Inkjet Printer
Falcon Outdoor 46/62
AP-75046
USER GUIDE
Falcon Outdoor46/62
Eco-Solvent Inkjet Printer
Mutoh America Inc.
2507 W. Erie Dr. Suite 103
Tempe, AZ 85282
United States
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This equipment complies with radio interference regulations for data processing devices. When used in a residential area, this equipment may
cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take
appropriate corrective measures.
# Concerning radio interference
This product generates weak radio signals and may interfere with radio and
television reception if not installed and used correctly. If you suspect that it is
causing interference with radio and television reception, try one or more of the
following measures:
• Change the direction of your reception antennae and feeders
• Change the direction of this product
• Change the distance between your receiver and this product
• Use separate power supply circuits for your receiver and this product
# Trademarks mentioned in this manual
• MUTOH, Falcon Outdoor, MH-GL, MH-GL/2, MH-RTL and RTL-PASS are trademarks
or product names of MUTOH Industries Ltd.
• HP, HP-GL, HP-GL/2, HP-RTL are trademarks or product names of HewlettPackard Inc.
• Centronics, Bitronics are trademarks or product names of Centronics Data
Computer Corp.
• Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 are trademarks or product
names of Microsoft Corp.
• DOS-V, PC-DOS are trademarks or product names of IBM (International
Business Machines Inc.)
• NetWare is a trademark or product name of Nobel Inc.
• EtherTalk is a trademark or product name of Apple Computer Inc.
• Other names of companies or products are trademarks or product names of
the respective companies.
IMPORTANT
• Details of this product and this manual are protected by copyright held by this company and except for legitimate use by
individuals, may not be copied, reproduced or distributed in
whole or in part.
• Details contained in this manual may be subject to future alteration without notice.
• Details contained in this manual are believed to be correct but
please contact this company or your dealer if you suspect an
error or a point is not clear.
• In no event will this company be responsible for the consequences of using this product or this manual.
August 2002
Published: Mutoh Europe NV, Archimedesstraat 13, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Copyright © August 2002, Mutoh Europe NV. All rights reserved.
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Introduction
Mutoh's new Falcon Outdoor high-resolution drop-on-demand piezo electric outdoor
inkjet printer series consists of two models.
The printer use a newly developed eco-solvent ink. Inks are offered in six colours.
This User Guide deals with printer installation and operation methods as well
as usage precautions. In order to use the printer safely and effectively, please
read the User Guide carefully before you use the printer and then use it correctly.
Keep the manual beside the printer. It is sure to be useful in case something
that you are not sure about should occur while you are using the printer.
IMPORTANT
• Because the Falcon Outdoor is an inkjet printer, it needs to be
cleaned and inspected periodically. User registration and a
service contract are recommended for detecting trouble
promptly and maintaining printing quality in top condition. For
details, contact your local Mutoh dealer.
For Safe Usage
Introducing the safety symbol that is used in this manual.
The following warning indicator is used in this manual to prevent injury to the
user and damage to property.
CAUTION
• Applies to a case where ignoring this instruction or incorrect
action may lead to serious injury and may cause physical damage to the printer. You must read this and work correctly.
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Precautions & Introduction
Dear Customer,
Introduction
For Safe Usage
Introducing the Note and Reference symbols that are used in this manual.
IMPORTANT
• An explanation of a matter that is very important for proper use
of the printer. You must read this and work appropriately.
NOTE
• An explanation of a matter that is useful for you to know or that
may affect the printing result. You should read this and bear it
in mind.
REFERENCE
• A reference to where further useful detailed information is
available. Refer to this if necessary.
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Using the Printer
Precautions & Introduction
CAUTION
Falcon Outdoor is a precision device. When you use it, be careful
of the following.
• Do not use the printer in extreme heat, cold or humidity.
• Covers secured by screws must not be opened other than parts
noted in this manual.
• Don't have a radio or television nearby as the printer may
cause interference.
• Don't connect the printer cable to the same power source as an
appliance that generates electrical noise.
• This printer uses 100 to 120 V, or 200 to 240 V AC power. Don't
use it with power other than 100 to 120 V, or 200 to 240 V AC.
• Be sure to use a power source with an earth connection.
• Avoid placing objects on top of the printer or subjecting it to
severe vibration or impact.
• Don't tilt or shake the printer when you move it. This may
cause the ink to spill or the mechanism to malfunction. If tilting
is unavoidable, contact your local Mutoh dealer.
• Don't wipe the printer with thinners or benzene.
• Be sure to use the Falcon Outdoor special cartridges (the printer
will be damaged if an ink other than a special cartridge is
used.)
• If the printer makes a strange noise or acts abnormally, refer to
"When trouble strikes" on page 202 and contact your local
Mutoh dealer.
• There is no question about the safety of the ink but since it is
mildly toxic it should be kept out of the reach of children.
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Using the Printer
CAUTION
• Ink cartridges should be kept in a cool dark place. However, the
ink will freeze if it is stored for a long period below -10˚C for
black ink and below -10˚C for colored ink so storage under
these conditions should be avoided. If the ink becomes frozen,
it should be thawed for at least three hours at room temperature (25˚C) before use.
• Don't put the hold lever in the up position while the head is
moving (during printing, media size detection, media cutting
and cleaning, etc.). The head and media keeper blade will
touch, causing damage or faulty printing.
• When the hold lever is to be put in the up position for loading
media, etc., make sure that the head is in a position where it
will not touch the media keeper blade.
• Don't move the head while the hold lever is up. The head may
touch the media keeper blade.
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Contents
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Before Using the Printer
Usage Environment
Names of Parts
Control Panel Names
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Preparing for Printing
What’s in the Box
Assembling the Stand
Assembling the Printer
Connecting the Power Cable / Disconnect Device
Ink Cartridge Precautions
Loading the Ink Cartridges
Specify the Type of Media
Loading the Media
Loading Cut Media
Loading Roll Media
Loading media in combination with the Roll Take-Up System
Using Pre- and Post-Heater
Making a Test Print
Connecting the Interface Cable
To Receive Data from the Computer
Input Port
Online Set-up
Command Set-up (User Settings)
Printing the Setup Lists
Making a Manual Cut
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Introduction
For Safe Usage
Using the Printer
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Direct Access Keys
Specifying the Media to be Used
Specifying the Resolution
High Quality Printing, Normal Printing, High Speed Printing
Head Cleaning
Cutting the Media
Making a Test Print and a Setup List Print
Media Feed
Reverse Media Feed
Fine Adjustment of Print Quality
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Menus
Menu Mode Operation
Menu Levels
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When You Want to do This
To use roll media efficiently
To speed up printing time
To improve printing quality
To connect with Centronics
To connect with network (Ethernet)
To cut roll media
To place printed output is a specified position
To use colour effectively
To check the status of the printer
To use another type of ink
To check printer set-up
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Explanation of Functions
Understanding the Functions
Command Settings
Function Settings
Centronics Settings
Network Settings
Utility Settings
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Command Settings
Command
Plot Area
Position
Terminator
Resolution
Online Timer
Overwrite
Origin Reset
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Function Settings
Ink Dry Time
Halftone
CMY à Black
Scale
Mirror
Direction
Cut Position
Media Cut
Copy
Ink Density
Distance Adjustment
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Centronics Settings
Mode
Timing
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Network Settings
IP Address
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Utility Settings
Error Display
Initial : All
Initial : Command
Initial : Function
Initial : Centronics
Initial : Network
Dump
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How to set Parameters
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Wash
Clean
Fill
Ink Change
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Accuracy Adjustment Plot
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Installation of Options
Network Interface Board Installation
Memory Extension
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Details of the Display
Printer Status Display
Messaged Errors and Countermeasures
Data Error Display and Countermeasures
Command Error Display and Countermeasures
Errors Requiring a Restart
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the Mechanical
System
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the CPU System
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the Heater System
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Daily Maintenance
Cleaning the Printer
Replacing Ink Cartridges
Switching Inks
Replacing the Cutter
Replacing Waste Liquid Absorbent Sheet ( Waste Ink
Bottle)
Cleaning the Cleaning Wiper
When Trouble Strikes
Nothing happens after power is switched on
Nothing happens after media is loaded
Nothing happens after the computer sends data
When printer sends data, the printer shows an error and
does not print
Parts of the print are dirty or missing
It prints but the position is not right
(There are places that cannot be printed)
Media jams occur frequently
Roll paper is not cut cleanly
Ink initial filling fails
Ink does not appear even after initial filling
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Media comes off or is torn during media initialisation
Media wrinkles during media initialisation
Thin media is not detected
Wrong media size in media initialisation
Media is skewed during printing
Cannot install printer driver
Cannot go online with Centronics
Printed line is blurred
White and black bands appear in printing
Printed lines do not join
Periodical Maintenance
Appendix
Printer Specifications
Interface Specifications
Centronics Interface Specifications
(Bi-directional Parallel Interface : IEEE1284 Compatible)
Network Interface (option) Specifications
List of Optional and supply Items
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Before Using the Printer
This section lists matters that must be attended to before the printer is used.
Usage Environment
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Names of Parts
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Control Panel Names
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Usage Environment
An appropriate location for installing the printer should be selected after referring to the following conditions for the installation site and installation space.
CAUTION
• Always use a separate, earthed power outlet.
• Avoid places subject to sudden change of temperature or
humidity, dust, or the direct rays of the sun.
• The Falcon Outdoor printer should not be in the direct draft
from an air conditioner.
• Don't block the ventilation holes of the Falcon Outdoor printer.
• The floor should be level and free from vibration.
• Avoid places near a device that produces heat, such as a stove
or heater.
• Avoid using the printer under strong light globes or halogen
lamps.
Environmental Conditions for the Installation Site
We recommend setting up the printer in a place that conforms to the conditions in the following table.
With regard to temperature and humidity in particular, even if the conditions
fall within the ranges indicated, places subject to sudden changes should be
avoided.
We recommend setting up in a place that can be air conditioned in order to
maintain constant temperature and humidity.
Area for Installation
At least 3 m2 with a doorway of 1.5 m
Floor Strength
At least 2490 Pa (300 kg/m2)
Power Supply
Voltage 100 V to 120 V AC 10% or
200 V to 240 V AC 10%
Frequency 50/60 Hz 1%
Capacity Use a power outlet rated for at least 10 A
Temperature
10˚C to 35˚C (16˚C to 25˚C for assured
printing accuracy)
Variation rate: Not more than 2˚C per hour)
Humidity
35% to 80% (50% to 60% for assured
printing accuracy) with no condensation
Variation rate: Not more than 5˚C per hour)
Leave at least 1 m in front, at the rear and at the sides.
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Names of Parts
Front Cover
Y-rail Cover
Operating Panel
Right Cover
Left Cover
Heater Panel
Pressure Lever
Front Paper
Guide
Waste Bottle
Cartridge Cover
Control
Control Box
Box
6 Ink Slots
Take-up
Take-up System
System
Rear Paper
Guide
Waste
Bottle
Scroller
Scroller
Adjusting
Screw
Scroller
Slip
Ring
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Control Panel Names
The control panel is for setting operating conditions, displaying printer conditions and making settings for various functions.
ERROR LED (Red)
CLEANING key
Shift key
DATA LED (Green)
MENU key
CANCEL key
QUALITY / SPEED key
High Quality LED (Green)
Normal LED (Green)
High Speed LED (Green)
MEDIA WEIGHT key
Standard LED (Orange)
Thin LED (Green)
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MEDIA key
Roll Media LED (Green)
Sheet Media LED (Green)
RESOLUTION key
Low LED (Green)
High LED (Green)
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Control Panel Names
Nr.
1.
Key
Data LED :
Description
The DATA LED monitors DATA status :
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LED ON indicates data is being received.
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LED FLASHING means data is being processed.
2.
Error LED :
The ERROR LED is ON after an ERROR has
occurred, to indicate a possible hazardous situation.
The LED will go out if the error is corrected or after
pressing the [CANCEL] key.
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Cancel :
The [CANCEL] key is a special key, controlling both the
CANCEL FUNCTION as well as the ROLL MEDIA
sheet-off function.
Printer Condition
Receiving Status
Result by pressing
CANCEL
Roll media is cut at the
current position
Process stops
Process Status
Buffer is cleared
Printing Status
Print is cancelled, buffer
is cleared, printed part is
cut-off.
Idle Status
To request a sheet-off, press cancel for 2 seconds
and confirm with [ENTER].
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Control Panel Names
4.
5.
Cleaning :
Quality / Speed :
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Pressing for 2 seconds initiates the cleaning
procedure.
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When pressed together with the [SHIFT] key,
(9) it initiates the head adjustment procedure.
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Go to the Previous Menu, when in menu-mode
operation.
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For advanced Cleaning Control, enter the menu
system and select submenu [Utility] – option
[Clean].
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Pressing QUALITY / SPEED will change the
output quality and speed. Each time the key is
pressed you will notice the LED indicator
showing the current status : High quality,
Normal and High Speed.
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The set-up can only be changed in idle status.
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When pressed together with [SHIFT] key (9)
outputs the Test Print.
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Go to the Next menu option, or increase a
parameter value when in menu-mode
operation.
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The LED indication is also influenced by data
coming from the RIP/driver software.
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7.
8.
Resolution :
Media :
Menu Mode Operation :
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Pressing RESOLUTION will change the output
resolution between 360 DPI, 720 DPI or 1440
DPI. The set-up can only be changed in idle
status.
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When pressed together with the [shift] key (9)
it allows reverse manual roll feed.
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Select the previous menu option and decrease
a parameter value when in menu mode
operation.
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If both LEDs are ON simultaneously the plotter
operates in one of the 3 available 1440 dpi
modes (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).
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The LED indication is also changed by data
coming from the RIP software.
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Allows selection among roll, cut-sheet or
media take-up system support.
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When pressed together with the [shift] key (9),
generates a nozzle check print.
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Accept a new setting when in menu mode or
enter a lower menu level.
The Menu Mode Operation is used to change printer
settings and parameters. Menu Mode related buttons
are enclosed in the yellow area.
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Control Panel Names
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Shift-button :
10. Menu :
11. Liquid Cristal Display :
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Shift button to activate Head Adjustment,
manual roll feed (forward or reverse), Nozzle
check print, Test print or Set-Up List.
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Back out of menu levels or switch back to
ONLINE level from top level (Menu mode
operation).
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The Menu Mode Operation is used to change
printer settings and parameters.
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Press the [MENU] key to switch from ONLINE
status to menu mode operation.
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When pressed together with the [shift] key (9)
it allows forward manual roll feed.
16 characters LCD display which displays messages,
shows settings / values and allows menu-wise
control.
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12. Vacuum :
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The Vacuum key allows you to reduce the fan
power when using very light media such as
synthetic paper or uncoated paper lighter than 70
g/m².
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When pressed together with the [SHIFT] key,
(9) it initiates a Set-up List and an adjustment
parameter plot.
Note :
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When the data light is ON (receiving) or blinking (processing), all the
keys are disabled, except the head cleaning key.
The keys will be operational in case of receiving data while you are in
the setup menu. The settings changes, however, will then only be
valid for the next printing job.
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Panel set up from the printer is only possible when no printing data or
processing data is sent to the printer.
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In menu mode operation, the shift key functions are not available.
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Control Panel Names
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3
1 = Controls Front Heater
2 = Controls Rear Heater
3 = Power Switch
Power Switch:
Control for power ON or OFF the Heater System.
Controls Front Heater:
Set temperature for the front heater. Real (RT) and set (ST) temperature are displayed on the LCD screen.
The maximum temperature is 50 °C. By pushing the buttons you can select an appropriate temperature.
Controls Rear Heater:
Set temperature for the rear heater. Real (RT) and set (ST) temperature are displayed on the LCD screen.
The maximum temperature is 50 °C. By pushing the buttons you can select an appropriate temperature.
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Preparing for Printing
This section deals with preparations for using the printer.
What's in the Box
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Assembling the Stand
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Assembling the Printer
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Power Cable / Disconnect device
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Ink Cartridge Precautions
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Making a Test Print
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Connecting the Interface Cable
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To Receive Data from the Computer
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Printing the Setup List
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
Specify the Type of Media
Loading the Media
Using Pre- and Post heater
Preparing for Printing
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Making a Manual Cut
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What's in the Box
What’s in the box ?
· Falcon Outdoor printer unit
· Printer stand
· 2 media scrollers (2” / 3”) including plastic
flanges
· 1 Sheet-off knife, pre-installed in head
· In-the-box RIP software
· Scroller Slip Ring
Accessories kit consisting of:
Power cable
· User’s Guide
· Extra Box with Roll Take-Up System
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Assembling the Stand
Caution:
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Before lifting the printer body out of the box, make sure to remove all
plastic wrapping materials first, in order to avoid that the machine slips
from your hands.
Step 1:
Unpack the stand and assemble it by screwing the left and right stand legs to the cross
beam (upper bar)(1) and to the cross bar (lower bar)(2). To do this, use the 4 long
hexagon bolts and the large hex wrench provided to secure the cross beam (1), and 2 long
hexagon bolts to secure the cross bar (2). Make sure the caster wheels are on the front.
After securing the bolts permanently, put on the two plastic side covers.
Preparing for Printing
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Assembling the Stand
Step 2 :
First make sure to mount the left end plate (plate without motor box) to the left leg of the
stand.
Hook the left end plate between the leg assembly. Turn the left end plate diagonally, so
that you can put it in-between the left leg and then turn it right to fix it into place by means
of the hooks.
Fasten the left end plate temporarily with 2 bolts + washers (use a 3 mm hex key) onto the
bracket.
Push the endplate as much as possible to the upper side of the leg assembly, so you can
easily screw the printer body onto the stand.
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Assembling the Stand
Hook the right end plate between the leg assembly. To do so, follow the same procedure
as for the left end plate.
Hook the right end plate between the leg assembly. Turn the right end plate diagonally, so
that you can put it in-between the right leg and then turn it right to fix it into place by means
of the hooks.
Fasten the right end plate temporarily with 2 bolts + washers (use a 3 mm hex key) onto
the bracket.
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Preparing for Printing
Step 3 :
Assembling the Stand
Push the endplate as much as possible to the upper side of the leg assembly, so you can
easily screw the printer body onto the stand.
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Assembling the Printer
CAUTION
• For safety, at least four people are needed for assembling the
printer.
• When taking the main unit out of the carton, remove the vinyl
first and handle the printer directly. There is a risk of your
hands slipping if the main unit is handled with the vinyl on.
• The main unit must be lifted by four people at the places
marked (1) to (8) below. If it is lifted at other places (left and
right side covers, ink cartridge cover, side plates, etc.) the
printer may fall and cause injury or damage.
Preparing for Printing
Side Section
Rear
Paper
Guide
Front
Paper
Guide
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5
3, 6
2, 7
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Top View
Front Paper Guide
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6
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Rear Paper Guide
5 Scroller Support
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Assembling the Printer
Step 1: Fix the printer body onto the leg assembly using the two wing screws.
As mentioned in step 2 & 3 (Assembling the stand) the end plates
should be pulled as much as possible towards the upper part of the stand.
To do so, loosen a little bit the bolts temporarily fixing the endplates
with a hex key of 3 mm and make sure that they are pulled
as much as possible towards the stand. Now you can fix both
wing screws firmly. Once the wing screws are fastened, you can
secure the bolts on the endplates (see step 2 & 3) firmly with the hex key.
Step 2 :
The sensor assembly should be mounted on the right side of the stand.
Take the sensor bracket and put it through the outer slothole of the sensor assy.
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Assembling the Printer
Now you can fix the sensor assy.
Step 3:
Loosen the wing screw which is fixed to the printing table (4) and remove the metal fixing
plate (5), which blocks the printer head during transportation. (See 4 & 5 on figure below).
Keep the metal fixing plate and wing screw, since the printing head needs to be
blocked during any transportation of your printer.
Caution:
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Take care not to drop the wing screw inside the printer body. Should
it fall in, do not boot up your printer until the wing screw has been
safely removed.
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Preparing for Printing
Fix the sensor assembly smoothly to the motor box, using 2 bolt + washers (use upper
holes) (detail A).
Hook the sensor bracket over the leg and secure it with a bolt + washer (detail B).
Assembling the Printer
Remove the tape that locks the sheet-off mechanism during transportation
(See 6 on figure below).
Step 4:
Remove the cable block(s) between rail and cover (7).
Remove the lever block (8).
Step 5 :
Install the Waste Bottle (2 screws). Do not forget to connect the connector and the waste
tubes.
Step 6:
After setting up the printer, wheel it to the
desired location and lock the caster wheels.
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Connecting the Power Cable
1) Make sure the printer’s power switch is turned OFF.
2) Make sure the power of the Heating System and the Roll Take-Up System are turned
OFF.
3) Plug the printer-end of the power cable into the connector at the back of the printer.
4) Connect the cable of the Roll-Take-Up System with the Printer body.
5) Plug the other end of the power cable into an electrical outlet of the correct voltage and
with a proper grounding.
Power supply:
- Voltage:
200 to 240 VAC or 100 to 120 VAC
- Frequency:
50/60 Hz ± 1 Hz
- Current:
< 10 A (110 V)
< 5 A (220 V)
Note:
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When you turn off the power, please note that your printer needs a
few seconds to perform its shut down sequence.
To this end, wait for at least five seconds to switch the printer on
again.
The disconnect
device is the plug on the power supply cord.
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Ink Cartridge Precautions
CAUTION
• Although there is no question about the safety of the ink, it
should not be touched, licked or swallowed. If you accidentally
touch the ink, wash it off immediately with soap and water. If it
should get into your eye, wash with plenty of water and consult
your doctor. If it is licked, wash it out immediately by gargling
with water. If it has been swallowed, drink plenty of water
immediately and you must see a doctor.
• For the reasons given above, ink cartridges should be kept out
of reach of children as it would be dangerous for them to be
licked or swallowed.
• The ink in ink cartridges burns easily so direct contact with
heat or flame should be avoided.
• Ink cartridges may leak so they should not be shaken roughly
or dismantled. If the ink leaks, wipe it up with a sponge and
discard it in a sealed container.
• Ink cartridges should be discarded in accordance with local
government regulations.
IMPORTANT
• Before installing or changing to Eco-Solvent ink, perform a
Head Wash. The tubes and heads must be clean. Use the
special Eco-Solvent Transition Liquid.
• No need for special ventilation or environmental equipment.
• Once you have worked with Eco-Solvent inks, it is forbitten to
change to another ink type.
• Prints are UV- and water-resistant for up to three years outdoors,
when using Eco-Solvent ink. Lamination is required for
heavy-duty applications.
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Ink Cartridge Precautions
NOTE
Preparing for Printing
• Ink cartridges should be kept in a cool dark place. However, the
ink will freeze if it is stored for a long period below -10˚C for
black ink and below -10˚C for colored ink so storage under
these conditions should be avoided. If the ink becomes frozen,
it should be thawed for at least three hours at room temperature (25˚C) before use.
• Open the ink cartridge just before you load it into the slot.
Printing may be blurred if the ink cartridge is left open for a
long time.
• Printing may not be possible even though there is ink remaining in the cartridge. Therefore, after an ink cartridge has been
installed, it should not be taken out and re-inserted until it
needs to be replaced by a new cartridge.
• Ink cartridges should be used within two years of the date that
is printed on the package. Cartridges that have been loaded
into the printer should be used up within six months.
• Condensation will occur if an ink cartridge has been moved
from a cold place to a warm place. It should not be used until it
has been left for at least three hours at room temperature and
the condensation has disappeared.
• Since capping will not occur unless the head is at the right
hand end, an ink leakage may occur. Therefore, the power
switch should not be turned off or the power cord disconnected during printing or while the head is moving.
IMPORTANT
• When a Falcon Outdoor printer is to be used for the first time,
all six coloured ink cartridges must be loaded into the slots at
the rear of the printer.
• Don't remove the seals attached to the ink cartridges.
• A malfunction will be caused if a seal becomes dirty, so the
dirty place must be wiped clean.
• Only genuine ink cartridges can be used. They also need to be
turned in the proper direction for insertion. Make sure not to
confuse the direction and place for insertion.
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
Important:
· Before using Eco-Solvent ink, perform a head wash. Tubes, heads
and filters must be clean. Use the special Eco-solvent Transition
Liquid.
·
Once you have worked with eco-solvent inks, it is forbidden to change
to another ink type.
A. Going to use Eco-Solvent ink.
If you are going to use Eco-Solvent ink, please perform a head wash. Use the special
Eco-Solvent Transition Liquid.
If you are not going to use Eco-Solvent ink, but Dye or Pigmented Ink, go to point “B.
Installing Ink Cassettes”.
Step 1:
The power switch is located at the right side of the printer,
below the printer body.
Turn the switch ON and put the hold lever in the DOWN
position.
Step 2:
The printer starts up its initialization routine and the printer display shows the following
message:
[Y M C K O G] No cartridge
Y: Yellow
M: Magenta
C: Cyan
K: Black
O: Orange or Light Cyan
G: Green or Light Magenta
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
Note :
·
If the cover is open or the hold lever is up, the initialization routine will
not start.
Step 3 : Slide the 6 Eco-Solvent Transition Liquid cleaning cassettes into their cartridge
position. (Automatic detection of cleaning cassettes occurs due to label
recognition)
Step 4 : Check if the Waste Bottle if empty. Confirm replacement of the waste box.
Preparing for Printing
Step 5 : Following message will appear :
Wash Black & Colour?
Press the [VALUE/+] or [VALUE/-] key to select “Yes” and press ENTER.
Step 6 : The cleaning period is approximately 10 minutes.
Step 7 : Remove the cleaning cassettes after ending the cleaning cycle.
Step 8:
Insert 6 ink Eco-Solvent cassettes one by one, respecting the order shown in the
illustration below.
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
·
·
·
Ink cassette slots 1 to 4 respectively destined for Black, Cyan,
Magenta and Yellow are coded so that the ink cassettes cannot be
malpositioned.
Slots 5 and 6 however are NOT CODED. Please check carefully not
to put the ink cassettes into an incorrect slot.
All RIP software drivers developed according to Mutoh guidelines
require:
Slot 5 to contain: Light Cyan or Orange
Slot 6 (leftmost slot) to contain: Light Magenta or Green
Only in very special applications it might be needed to introduce the
cassettes using another order. In this case carefully follow the
instructions given in the application software user guide.
Step 9:
After having installed the ink cassettes, the printer will display the following message:
User no media
Step 10:
After this message, automatic ink replenishment begins.
Ink Refill rest 1 M
The “ink refill” message means that ink is being filled into the ink supply system (tubing +
head). The printer is now ready to print.
Caution:
·
·
1.
2.
3.
4.
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During ink replenishment, never cut off the electricity. This may cause
damage to your printer.
In case of a power failure during ink replenishment, proceed as
follows:
Switch off the unit (Power Switch) and check to restore the power.
Switch on the unit and check that it gives no error messages in the
display.
Perform a cleaning cycle and check the test plots.
Repeat step 3 until plot quality is acceptable.
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
Note:
·
In case the ink cassettes are installed and the display message “NO
CARTRIDGE” still appears, this means that the ink cassettes are not
inserted correctly. Pull out the cassette(s) indicated and try to insert it
(them) correctly.
·
In case of failure of initial ink replenishment, apply head cleaning a
couple of times. If the ink replenish does not commence after several
head cleaning cycles, contact your dealer.
·
If the display shows “not original ink” please contact your ink supplier
and make sure to get original Mutoh Falcon Outdoor ink.
Preparing for Printing
B. Installing Ink Cassettes.
Step 1:
The power switch is located at the right side of the printer,
below the printer body.
Turn the switch ON and put the hold lever in the DOWN
position.
Step 2:
The printer starts up its initialization routine and the printer display shows the following
message:
[Y M C K O G] No cartridge
Y: Yellow
M: Magenta
C: Cyan
K: Black
O: Orange or Light Cyan
G: Green or Light Magenta
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
Note :
·
If the cover is open or the hold lever is up, the initialization routine will
not start.
Step 3:
Insert 6 ink cassettes one by one, respecting the order shown in the illustration below.
·
Ink cassette slots 1 to 4 respectively destined for Black, Cyan,
Magenta and Yellow are coded so that the ink cassettes cannot be
malpositioned.
·
Slots 5 and 6 however are NOT CODED. Please check carefully not
to put the ink cassettes into an incorrect slot.
All RIP software drivers developed according to Mutoh guidelines
require:
Slot 5 to contain: Light Cyan or Orange
Slot 6 (leftmost slot) to contain: Light Magenta or Green
·
Only in very special applications it might be needed to introduce the
cassettes using another order. In this case carefully follow the
instructions given in the application software user guide.
Step 4:
After having installed the ink cassettes, the printer will display the following message:
User no media
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Loading the Ink Cartridges
Step 5:
After this message, automatic ink replenishment begins.
Ink Refill rest 1 M
The “ink refill” message means that ink is being filled into the ink supply system (tubing +
head). The printer is now ready to print.
Caution:
During ink replenishment, never cut off the electricity. This may cause
damage to your printer.
·
In case of a power failure during ink replenishment, proceed as
follows:
Switch off the unit (Power Switch) and check to restore the power.
Switch on the unit and check that it gives no error messages in the
display.
Perform a cleaning cycle and check the test plots.
Repeat step 3 until plot quality is acceptable.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Note:
·
In case the ink cassettes are installed and the display message “NO
CARTRIDGE” still appears, this means that the ink cassettes are not
inserted correctly. Pull out the cassette(s) indicated and try to insert it
(them) correctly.
·
In case of failure of initial ink replenishment, apply head cleaning a
couple of times. If the ink replenish does not commence after several
head cleaning cycles, contact your dealer.
·
If the display shows “not original ink” please contact your ink supplier
and make sure to get original Mutoh Falcon Outdoor ink.
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Preparing for Printing
·
Specify the Type of Media
Here we select whether the media to be loaded in the Falcon Outdoor printer
will be standard media or thin media.
NOTE
• If you are unable to judge whether the media to be used is
standard media or thin media, you should do the "Media Feed"
as shown on page 81 before printing. At that time, check
whether the media is catching or wrinkling.
With the hold lever up, press the [VACUUM] key. If the media to be
loaded is standard media, light up standard media. If the media to be loaded
is thin media, light up thin media.
: Lit
: Not lit
For thin media
Fo
For standard media
CAUTION
• Be careful. A paper jam will be caused and the head may be
damaged if thin media is loaded in the printer and thin media is
not selected at the panel.
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Specify the Type of Media
Adjusting Head Height.
Depending on the media type and media thickness used, it is possible to adjust the
printer’s printhead height accordingly 1.5 mm to 2.0 mm (± 0.15 mm).
The lever can only be put in two positions, there are no intermediates.
Typical use :
LOW
Photo quality output on photo paper type
media
(Mutoh Photo Great Piezo Media, Paper,
Vinyl, Synthetic paper,…)
HIGH
Thick media or media with fibres (Fabrics)
which may touch the printhead during
printing.
(Canvas, Art Paper, Cardboard,…)
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Preparing for Printing
The head height can be adjusted using the lever on the left side of the head (please refer
to the picture mentioned above).
When the lever is put in horizontal position (turn counter clockwise) the head is in his
highest position : 2.0 mm
When the lever is turned clockwise, the head is in his lowest position : 1.5 mm.
Loading the Media
IMPORTANT
• Don't use media that is creased, blemished, torn or curled.
• Problems caused by using media other than that specified by
Mutoh will not be covered by warranty. Always use cut media or
roll media specified by Mutoh
• Temperature and humidity suitable for printing are shown
below. We recommend setting up in an environment that can be
air conditioned in order to maintain constant temperature and
humidity.
Temperature 10˚C to 35˚C (16˚C to 25˚C for assured printing
accuracy)
Variation rate: Not more than 2˚C per hour
Humidity
35% to 80% (50% to 60% for assured printing
accuracy) with no condensation
Variation rate: Not more than 5% per hour
• The absolute dimensions of printing media will be changed by
variations in temperature and humidity. Therefore, printing
media such as tracing media and high quality media that are
readily susceptible to the effects of environmental changes
should be acclimatized to the environment for about 30 minutes
before printing. This acclimatization is called seasoning.
Inadequate seasoning may cause the printing media to slip,
crease or jam. It also affects the printing quality.
• With media recommended by Mutoh, you should be aware that
a 1% variation in humidity may cause the media to expand or
contract by the proportions shown below.
Type of Media
Rate of Dimensional Change
Good quality media
0.018%
Double-matte polyester film
0.0012%
• Oil from your skin may interfere with the way the ink sits on the
media so you should wash your hands thoroughly before handling
the media.
• If media that is larger than the prescribed size is used, the
result of the printing may be affected by the media touching
the floor during printing.
• Don't leave media loaded in the printer for a long period. This
may cause the media to curl, lift up or jam. (This should be
avoided especially in winter, dry periods and for formal printed
output.)
• Media has a printing surface and non-printing surface. Printing
on the non-printing surface may cause blurring or blemishes.
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Loading the Media
Loading Cut Media
Loading Cut Media
Step 1
Open the cover, check that head is in a position where it will not touch the
media keeper blade and put the hold lever up.
Step 2 Selecting media
Press the [MEDIA] key on the Control
panel to light the Sheet media LED.
: Lit
: Not lit
Preparing for Printing
Step 3 Loading media
Insert seasoned media between the
pressure roller and the drive roller.
Step 4
Align the right edge of the media with
the middle of the guide line (holes).
IMPORTANT
• The guide line (holes) is a guide
There is a possibility of a media jam if the pressure roller is not
holding the left edge of the media and the pressure roller is
near the right edge. Either hold the left edge of the media completely with the pressure roller or slide it so that pressure roller
is about 5 mm away from the right edge of the media and the
right edge of the media is within 5 mm to the left or right of the
guide line (holes).
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Loading the Media
Loading Cut Media
Step 5
Put the hold lever down.
NOTE
• Remove the roll media and scroller from the main unit before
using.
• Don't load the media slantwise. The media size may be
misidentified and the printing will not be normal.
• If the roll media lamp is lit by the Control panel setting, a "Roll
media end" error may appear and printing will not terminate
normally or the media may be cut.
• Apart from the maximum size that may be loaded, cut media
can be loaded either longitudinally or laterally.
• Media has a printing surface and non-printing surface. Printing
on the non-printing surface may cause blurring or blemishes.
The printing surface is usually lighter.
Step 6
Close the cover. The head will move
automatically to detect the size of the
media.
C o n f i r mP a p e r K i n d
P l o t
OK
Step 7 Removing the media
To remove the media, open the cover
and put the hold lever up, then remove
the media without touching the media
keeper blade.
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Loading the Media
Loading Cut Media
NOTE
• Don't put the hold lever up while the head is moving (during
printing, media detection, media cutting, cleaning, etc.)
• When putting the hold lever up to load media, etc., make sure
the head is in the stand-by position (maintenance position).
The lever can not be put up if the head is not in the stand-by
position.
• Don't move the head while the hold lever is up. The head may
contact the media keeper blade.
Preparing for Printing
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 1:
Open the cover, check that the head is in a position where it will not touch the media
keeper blade and put the hold lever up.
Step 2: Selecting the media
· Press the [Media] key to select between cut-sheet or
roll media.
· By pressing the key you will see the LED alternate
between the two choices. Now select roll.
Note :
When making the wrong choice by selecting cut-sheet when a roll is
loaded, the printer will pull off the maximum cut-sheet length, searching
the back edge. Finally the printer will report a media search error.
Step 3:
Take your roll of media.
Step 4:
Remove the movable flange from the scroller by
pulling it off.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 5: Load the media over the scroller
Turn the roll media as shown in the diagram and pass it over the scroller until the media
tube fits firmly over the fixed flange. Replace the movable flange on the scroller and fit it
firmly into the media tube.
·
·
·
Do not drop the media roll over the scroller as this might damage the
scroller end caps.
All Mutoh recommended roll media are rolled up with the printable
side facing the outside, so that you can load the roll media easily.
When the cut sheet indicator light is ON when loading a roll, the
printer will display a media search error after feeding the media for
about 3m.
Step 6: Installing the scroller slip ring
Install the scroller slip ring onto the scroller. Slide the scroller slip ring on the left side of
the scroller (side with fixed flange).
Step 7: Installing the scroller
Install the scroller as follows:
a) Stand at the back side of the printer, holding the scroller with the fixed flange side in
your left hand.
b) Slide the scroller (left side) into the scroller receiver, as shown in the illustration.
c) Push the scroller (Right side - movable flange side) down into the right scroller receiver.
You will notice it dropping nicely into place.
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Preparing for Printing
Note:
Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 8: Locking the scroller slip ring
Lock the scroller by sliding the scroller slip ring onto the scroller rollers. The scroller slip
ring will prevent unwinding of the roll media from the scroller when roll media is still not
loaded in the machine.
Step 9: Loading roll media
· Pull some media off the roll, feed it into the media feed
gap and between the pressure rollers and the drive
roller.
· Pull out the media at the front side and make sure at
least 0.5 meters hangs out in front of the printer.
Caution:
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When you load roll media from the back, be careful not to hurt
yourself by touching the pressure roll system.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 10: Checking the position of roll media
Turn the scroller by hand and wind up several turns of roll media. As you wind up the
media, check the relative positions of the drive roller on the right and the right hand edge
of the roll media. It is normal if with the roll media pulled tight, the portion that is being
wound and the portion that was unwound are straight and the right hand side edge of the
media is on the guide line. If this is not the case, adjust the position of the roll media in
accordance with step 9.
Preparing for Printing
Guide line (holes) can be seen
Guide line (holes) is hidden
Step 11: Fine-tuning the roll media position
If the guide line (holes) can be seen, the roll media must be moved to the right.
If the guide line (holes) is hidden, the roll media must be moved to the left.
· Turn the scroller receiver screw counterclockwise to move the roll media to the right
(when standing in front of the printer).
· Turn the scroller receiver screw clockwise to
move the roll media to the left (when standing
in front of the printer).
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Important:
· The guide line (holes) is a guide.
There is a possibility of a jam if the pressure roller is not holding the
left edge of the media and the pressure roller is near the right edge.
Either hold the left edge of the media completely with the pressure
roller or slide it so that the pressure roller is about 5 mm away from
the right edge of the media and the right edge of the media within 5
mm to the left or right of the guide line (holes).
Step 12:
·
·
·
·
Check if the roll media has been installed correctly.
Lower the media hold lever and close the cover.
The head moves automatically and detects the media size.
The display will show the following message during loading:
ConfirmPaperKind
· After performing its media loading sequence (± 30 seconds) the printer displays the
following message:
Plot OK
Important:
·
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If the roll media has not been fed straight or incorrectly,
messages such as, “media error” or “media jam error” are
shown on the display. If this is the case, reload the media
following the instructions above.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 13:
During the media detection sequence, check if the media runs straight. After media
detection, check the position of the right side of the roll media. If the position is almost on
the same line as it was before closing the cover, media loading was performed
successfully. If after the media detection sequence, the roll media position is not on the
same position as it was before closing the cover, repeat the instructions from steps 8 and
9 for installing the media.
Note:
Removing roll media
Preparing for Printing
Step 1:
After printing, open the cover, tilt the media hold lever UP and wind up
the roll media.
Step 2:
Stand behind the printer. Unlock the scroller
receiver by pressing the lock lever down.
You can now lift the right side of the scroller
and remove it from the printer.
Step 3:
Remove the roll media by gently pushing the roll media off the scroller via
the moveable flange side.
At no times drop the scroller end-caps on the floor as this might damage
the scroller end-caps and reduce media tracking or loading problems.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Loading media in combination with
the Roll Take-Up System.
Step 1 :
Open the cover and put the hold lever in the UP position by tilting it up(wards).
Step 2 : Selecting roll take-up system
·
Press the Media-key to select
media loading sequence with roll
take-up system (Both LEDs ON).
·
By pressing the key you will see the
LEDs alternate between three
choices (sheet, roll and take-up).
Now select roll take-up loading
sequence (both LEDs ON).
Step 3 :
Take an empty cardboard core. Slide the empty cardboard roll over the scroller of the roll
take-up system.
Note :
Notice that one flange is fixed. A warning sticker is attached near the
flange. Do not remove this flange.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 4 :
Take your roll of media.
Step 5 :
Remove the moveable flange from the
scroller by pulling it off.
Step 6 : Load the media onto the scroller.
Feed the scroller through the media core.
Gently but firmly press the roll media over the fixed flange.
Slide the moveable flange over the scroller and firmly press the flange inside the roll media
core.
1 = Fixed flange
2 = Media winding direction
Note :
·
·
Do not drop the media roll over the scroller as this might damage
the scroller end caps. Damaged end caps may cause media
tracking problems.
All Mutoh recommended roll media are rolled up with the printable
side facing the outside, so that you can load the roll media easily.
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Preparing for Printing
Movable Flange
Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 7: Installing the scroller slip ring
Install the scroller slip ring onto the scroller. Slide the scroller slip ring on the left side of
the scroller (side with fixed flange).
Step 8 : Installation of the scroller.
Install the scroller as follows :
a) Stand at the back side of the printer, holding the scroller with the fixed flange side in
your left hand.
b) Slide the scroller (left side) into the scroller receiver, as shown in the illustration.
c) Push the scroller (Right side – movable flange side) down into the right scroller
receiver. You will notice it dropping nicely into place.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 9: Locking the scroller slip ring
Lock the scroller by sliding the scroller slip ring onto the scroller rollers. The scroller slip
ring will prevent unwinding of the roll media from the scroller when roll media is still not
loaded in the machine.
Preparing for Printing
Step 10 : Loading roll media.
Pull some media off the roll, feed it into the media feed gap
and between the pressure rollers and the drive roller.
Pull out the media at the front side and make sure at least 0.5
meters hangs out in front of the printer.
Caution :
When you load roll media from the back, be careful not to hurt yourself by
touching the pressure roller system.
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 11 : Checking the position of roll media.
Turn the scroller by hand and wind up several turns of roll media. As you wind up the
media, check the relative positions of the drive roller on the right and the right hand edge
of the roll media. It is normal if with the roll media pulled tight, the portion that is being
wound and the portion that was unwound are straight and the right hand side edge of the
media is on the guide line. If this is not the case, adjust the position of the roll media in
accordance with step 9.
Guide line (holes) can be seen
Guide line (holes) is hidden
Step 12 : Fine-tuning the roll media position.
If the guide line (holes) can be seen, the roll media must be moved to the right.
If the guide line (holes) is hidden, the roll media must be moved to the left.
· Turn the scroller receiver screw counterclockwise to move the roll media to the right
(when standing in front of the printer).
· Turn the scroller receiver screw clockwise to
move the roll media to the left (when standing
in front of the printer).
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Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Important:
· The guide line (holes) is a guide.
There is a possibility of a jam if the pressure roller is not holding the
left edge of the media and the pressure roller is near the right edge.
Either hold the left edge of the media completely with the pressure
roller or slide it so that the pressure roller is about 5 mm away from
the right edge of the media and the right edge of the media within 5
mm to the left or right of the guide line (holes).
·
·
·
Before lowering the media hold lever, hold the media on the front side and turn the
media feeding scroller slightly backward, making sure that there is an even tension
across the full media width.
Lower the media hold lever and close the cover.
The head moves automatically and will search for the left and right edge of the media
being loaded.
Important :
If the roll media has not been fed straight or incorrectly, messages such
as “Stuck Media error” or “Take out paper” are shown on the display. If
this is the case, reload the media following the instructions mentioned
above.
Step 14 :
In the MENU “Function” of your printer, set media cut to OFF.
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Preparing for Printing
Step 13 :
Loading the Media
Loading Roll Media
Step 15 :
Feed the media forward by pressing the SHIFT &
ADVANCE keys simultaneously until the media
reaches the cardboard core on the take-up
system.
Step 16 :
Fix the media on the cardboard core by means
of self-adhesive tape strips in the middle and on the left and right side.
Note :
First attach the middle of the media on the cardboard core to avoid
slipping of the media.
Step 17 :
Feed the media slightly forward (using SHIFT & ADVANCE) and wind it up on the take-up
system.
Now you are ready to start printing.
Once the printer has printed as much as shown on the figure below, the sensors will be
activated and the take-up system will start winding up the media.
Once your print is finished and dry you can wind up your print via a manual feed button.
If you want to sheet off the print push the cancel button for 2 seconds and confirm the
sheet-off request.
If you want to wind up or wind off your print you can do this via the forward / reverse
button.
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Using Pre- and Post-Heaters.
Use the Pre- and Post-heater for uncoated or slow-drying media. With the Heaters you
can get a wider range of media compatibility.
When using the heaters set it on the maximum temperature. (50°C)
Important :
Depending on the use of media, it is possible that media starts to curl.
If this is the case, lower the temperature.
Important :
Preparing for Printing
Depending on the use of media, it is possible that media starts to curl.
If this is the case, lower the temperature.
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Making a Test Print
Step 1
Open the cover and check that the hold lever is up.
Step 2
Press the [MEDIA] key to light the Sheet media LED. (Cut media is selected)
Step 3
Load an A3 size sheet of cut media and
put the hold lever down.
Step 4
After initialization has finished, press
the [Test Print] key (Quality/speed,
key) while you are pressing the
[shift] key. (Test print: pale blue)
P l o t
OK
P r i n t i n g
Paste your test print on this bordered
Make a test print to verify that the printer is working properly.
Test print sample (paste your test print on this page)
• If you are unable to
make a test print like
the above sample,
contact your local
Mutoh dealer.
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Connecting the Interface Cable
CAUTION
• Make sure the power to the printer and to the computer is
switched off when you connect the printer and computer.
NOTE
• For optimum output, please use a cable recommended by
Mutoh. If some other cable is to be used, select one by referring to "Centronics (Bi-directional Parallel Interface: IEEE1284
compatible) Specifications" on page 213.
Preparing for Printing
The printer can use the Centronics interface (IEEE1284 compatible, Nibble,
ECP). Connect to the printer with an interface cable (option) for the
connection system you will use. Connect to the host
computer with another interface cable.
NOTE
• The use of an unnecessarily long cable may affect data transmission. Interface cables should be as short as possible.
• An Ethernet board RJ-ETH14TX (for networking) is available as
an optional extra. Installation is explained "Installation of
options, Network interface board installation" on page 166.
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To Receive Data from the Computer
First, prepare the printer to receive data from the computer. The conditions for
connecting the printer and computer must be aligned beforehand on the printer side and on the computer side. This is called set-up.
The basic printer set-up for receiving data from a computer involves the following four types of settings.
Command Settings
Specifies the type of online commands
Setting the Position to Start Writing Selects the position (initial position)
to begin writing after the printing
media has been mounted
Centronics Settings
Settings related to the Centronics
interface (IEEE1284 compatible,
Nibble, ECP)
Network Settings
Specified if an optional network interface (Ethernet) is to be used.
Input Port
Input port means the type of interface port. Falcon Outdoor input ports are set
as follows.
Input Port
Type of Interface
Port 1
Centronics (IEEE1284 compatible, Nibble, ECP)
Port 2
Option board (empty)
Online Set-up
There are two types of online-related settings: Centronics settings with respect
to the computer and Centronics connection, and network settings with respect
to the computer and network connection.
Settings at the time of shipping by Mutoh
Centronics Settings Network Settings (option: empty)
Mode Bitronics
IP address 192.034.043.015
Timing AB system
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To Receive Data from the Computer
Command Set-up (User Settings)
NOTE
• If values other than those set at the time of shipping from
Mutoh are used, be sure to refer to "Centronics Settings" on
page 136 or "Network Settings" on page 138.
Command Set-up (User Settings)
Preparing for Printing
Each user will specify the online commands from the computer and the command conditions.
Commands
The type of command for verification is the MH-GL system (MH-GL/GL2, MHGL2, RTL-PASS).
MH-GL system commands (emulation of Hewlett-Packard printer commands)
Settings at the time of shipping by Mutoh
Command
Item
Initial position P1
Terminator
Normal
Resolution
360 dpi
NOTE
• If values other than those set at the time of shipping from
Mutoh are used, be sure to refer to "Command Settings" on
page 113.
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Printing the Setup List
Paste your settings print on this bordered
In online printing was possible, try printing the Setup List.
Step 1
Open the cover and make the hold lever is up.
Step 2
Press the [MEDIA] key and light the Sheet media LED.
Step 3
Load an A4 size sheet vertically.
Step 4
Select the printing of setup List by
P r i n t i n g
pressing the [Setup Print] key (VACUUM,
key) while you are pressing the
[Shift] key.
Step 5
The setup sheet is printed.
IMPORTANT
Paste your settings print on this bordered
• Since this setting detail sheet will be needed for future maintenance and repair, paste the completed print on this page.
Sample Print of Setup List
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Making a Manual Cut
IMPORTANT
• Cloth must be cut manually (refer to "Function Settings: Media
Cut" on page 130.)
This function is used for manually cutting roll media (such as cloth) that can
not be cut automatically after it has been printed.
Step 1 Specifying manual cutting
Refer to "Function settings: Media cut"
on page 130.
Me d i aCu t :
ma n u a l
Preparing for Printing
Step 2
Preparations for printing (load media, online settings, etc.) must be made
beforehand.
Print any image or picture.
Step 3
When the printer has finished printing,
the media will be fed out to the position
for manual cutting.
Ma n u a l
Cu t
P a p e r
Step 4
Use a cutter to cut the media along the
cutter guide.
Cutter
Cutter Guide
Step 5
Press the [ENTER] key on the control
panel
P l o t
OK
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Direct Access Keys
In this section we explain about direct access key operations that are often
used to enable printer functions to be used effectively.
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Specifying the Resolution
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High Quality Printing, Normal
Printing, High Speed Printing
PAGE
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Head Cleaning
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Cutting the Media
PAGE
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Making a Test Print and Setup List
PAGE
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Media Feed
PAGE
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Reverse Media Feed
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Fine Adjustment of Print Quality
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Direct Access Keys
Specifying the Media to be used
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Specifying the Media to be Used
Here we select whether we will use roll media or cut media as the media to be
loaded in the Falcon Outdoor printer.
: Lit
: Not lit
For cut media
For roll media
Roll with Take-Up
IMPORTANT
• If roll media is loaded while cut media is selected on the panel,
the media will be fed out in order to detect the end of the sheet.
Always make sure that the type of media specified on the panel
matches the media that is loaded.
NOTE
• Ink drying times differ according to the type of media. 30 seconds is specified for Falcon Outdoor printers when shipped by
Mutoh but this needs to be specified to correspond to the
media. The ink drying time specifies the period from the end of
printing until the media is fed out (and roll media is cut) in
order to allow the ink to dry. For more detail, please refer to
"Function settings: Ink Dry Time" on page 122.
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Specifying the Resolution
The resolution of the Falcon Outdoor at the time of output can be selected as
360 dpi, 720 dpi or simulated 1440 dpi (RTL-PASS).
720 dpi or simulated 1440 dpi gives high grade printing at near photo quality.
Specify resolution at the time of graphic data output.
When the Low LED is lit, 360 dpi is selected. When the High LED is lit, 720
dpi is selected. When both the Low and High LEDs are lit, simulated 1440 dpi
is selected.
Press the [RESOLUTION] key. If the current resolution setting is 360 dpi, then
the High LED will be lit and the setting will change to 720 dpi. If the current
resolution setting is 720 dpi, then the Low LED and the High LED will be lit
and the setting will change to simulated 1440 dpi. If the current resolution setting is simulated 1440 dpi, then the Low LED will be lit and the setting will
change to 360 dpi.
: Not lit
Resolution
For 360 dpi
Resolution
For 720 dpi
Resolution
For simulated 1440 dpi
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Direct Access Keys
: Lit
Specifying the Resolution
NOTE
• High quality printing is obtained at high resolutions of 720 dpi
and simulated 1440 dpi but the printing time is longer than at
360 dpi.
• If high resolution image data such as 720 dpi or 600 dpi is
printed at 360 dpi, it may not be possible to obtain adequate
printing results.
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High Quality Printing, Normal Printing, High Speed Printing
According to the printing environment to be used, three speeds can be specified for a Falcon Outdoor printer.
In changing them, you should consider the resolution and printing time
required for the printing.
By changing the printing mode, printing may be high quality, normal or high
speed.
* High Quality Printing Mode: The high quality lamp is lit. The printing is
better than normal printing mode but the
printing speed is slower.
* Normal Printing Mode:
This is the ordinary printing mode. The
normal printing mode lamp is lit.
* High Speed Printing Mode: Printing speed has priority. The high speed
lamp is lit. Use it for check printing.
When the printing mode is altered, the LED of the selected mode lights up.
Direct Access Keys
Step 1
Press the [QUALITY / SPEED] key once or twice until LED for the desired
printing mode is lit.
Step 2
When the printing mode changes, the LED of the selected mode changes to lit.
: Lit
: Not lit
For high quality mode
For normal mode
For high speed mode
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Head Cleaning
Head cleaning is a function that cleans the head face and nozzles. Head
cleaning should be carried out if the printing is more faint or lacking in detail
compared with the previous printing.
IMPORTANT
• When printing for a long period under dusty conditions, dust
collects in the maintenance section and inspection and maintenance may be required.
• A paper jam or paper rubbing on the head must be investigated.
Step 1
With no paper loaded and the lever down, press and hold the [CLEANING]
key for at least two seconds.
Step 2
Head cleaning proceeds.
NOTE
• Powerful head cleaning will be implemented if the [CLEANING]
key is pressed after two pages or less have been output since
the last head cleaning operation was performed (or since
power was switched on if there has been no head cleaning
since power was switched on). (However, if the cover is opened
during cleaning, the cleaning will be normal cleaning.)
Powerful cleaning should be done if there is severe faintness
or lack of detail. After three or more pages, normal cleaning
will be carried out.
• If several cleaning do not eliminate the faintness or lack of
detail, refer to "When trouble strikes" and carry out the measures and then contact your local Mutoh dealer.
• Make sure the hold lever is down before pressing the [CLEANING] key.
• Head cleaning can also be done with media loaded. However, if
the media is too wrinkled it may touch the head so we recommend that head cleaning be done with the media removed.
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Cutting the Media
NOTE
• When a new roll of media is mounted, the leading edge of the
media may not be straight. In this case, the leading edge of the
media should be cut.
Direct Access Keys
The [CANCEL] key can be switched between the cancel function and the
media cut function, depending to the status of the printer. You should use it in
accordance with your need.
Result of Pressing the
Printer Status
[CANCEL] key
Before data reception
DATA LED off
Media is fed then cut
During data reception
DATA LED on
Input data is cancelled
During data processing DATA LED flashing
Processed data is cancelled
During printing
During head movement Printing is forcibly
stopped and the data is
cancelled
Use the cut function if you want to cut the leading edge of the roll media.
The cut function can be used if roll media is loaded and data is not being
received or processed.
Step 1
Make sure that roll media is loaded and data is not being received or
processed. (DATA LED is not lit.)
Step 2
Press the [CANCEL] key.
Step 3
Roll media is fed then cut.
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Making a Test Print and a Setup List Print
These are prints of the current status of the printer. Check by printing out the
following two types of print.
Test print: This checks whether the printer is fully operational by making a
print.
Setup List print: This prints out details such as printer online settings.
NOTE
• It is useful to keep the Test print and Setup List print in this
book in case trouble occurs later. Keep the Test print on page
66 and the Setup List print on page 70.
Step 1
Load an A3 size sheet of media and put the hold lever down.
Step 2
For the test print, press the [Test Print] key (Quality/speed key) while you
are pressing the [Shift] key.
For the Setting details print, press the [Setup Print] key (VACUUM key)
while you are pressing the [Shift] key.
Step 3
The Test print or Setup List print are output automatically.
Sample of
Setup List
print
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Media Feed
If roll media is being used, the media will be fed in the normal direction while
the [Shift] key and [Media Feed] key are pressed. Roll media will not be fed
while data is being received or processed. Media is not fed while cut media is
in use.
Step 1
The media feed function can be used only when roll media is loaded and data
is not being received.
Step 2
Feed roll media by pressing the [Media Feed] key (MENU, Menu Down key)
while you are pressing the [Shift] key.
Step 3
Release the [Shift] key and [Media Feed] key (MENU, Menu Down key) when
the roll media has been fed to the desired position.
Direct Access Keys
NOTE
• If the printing surface of the roll media that is to be used for
printing is dirty, press the [Media Feed] key (MENU, Menu Down
key) while pressing the [Shift] key to feed the media until the
printing surface is clean. Then use the [CANCEL] key to cut off
the dirty media.
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Reverse Media Feed
If roll media is being used, the media will be fed in the reverse direction while
the [Shift] key and [Resolution] key are pressed. Roll media will not be fed
while data is being received or processed. Media is not fed while cut media is
in use.
Step 1
The reverse media feed function can be used only when roll media is loaded and data
is not being received.
Step 2
Feed roll media (in reverse direction) by pressing the [Resolution] key
while you are pressing the [Shift] key.
Step 3
Release the [Shift] key and [Resolution] key when the roll media has
been fed to the desired position.
Important :
Before using the reverse media feed option be sure the media is dry.
Otherwise, the outprint could get damaged.
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Fine Adjustment of Print Quality
Although your printer was adjusted for optimum quality at the time of shipment, the printing quality may vary according to the type of media. In such
cases, a accracy adjustment plot of printing quality can be made with the following procedure.
IMPORTANT
• Unless you understand this function fully, there is a risk that
the fine adjustment may make the quality even worse.
Normally, no adjustment should be made.
• You need a sheet of media of A3 size or larger, mounted vertically for the fine adjustment. If a sheet of media smaller than
A3 is loaded, it may not be possible to obtain a proper print.
Step 2
The accracy adjustment plot is printed
automatically.
P l o t
OK
Ac c u r .
Ad j
Direct Access Keys
Step 1
With an A3 or larger sheet of media
loaded vertically, press the [Fine
Adjustment] key (CLEANING, Menu
Up key) while you are pressing the
[Shift] key.
P l o t
Sample Accuracy Adjustment Plot
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Fine Adjustment of Print Quality
Step 3
Look at pattern A on your print. Use the
[VALUE +] and [VALUE -] keys to enter
the number of a line with no offset.
P a t t e r nA :
4
Step 4
Press [ENTER] key to confirm the
value specified for pattern A.
P a t t e r nA :
6
Step 5
Look at pattern B on your print. Use the
[VALUE +] and [VALUE -] keys to enter
the number of a line with no offset.
P a t t e r nB :
4
P a t t e r nB :
5
P a t t e r nC :
4
P a t t e r nC :
4
Step 6
Press [ENTER] key to confirm the
value specified for pattern B.
Step 7
Look at pattern C on your print. Use
the [VALUE +] and [VALUE -] keys to
enter the number of a line with no offset.
Step 8
Press [ENTER] key to confirm the
value specified for pattern C.
Step 9
Permanent display is restored.
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Fine Adjustment of Print Quality
NOTE
• The accuracy adjustment adjusts the color head reciprocal
printing position and the black head reciprocal printing position as well as aligning the prointing position between the
color head and the black head.
• If the cancel key is pressed during fine adjustment printing or
it is interrupted by raising the hold lever, there will be no input
display screen
• Unless the exclusive media specified by Mutoh is used, the ink
may run and proper adjustment will not be possible. Exclusive
media specified by Mutoh should be used for printing quality
adjustment.
Direct Access Keys
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Menus
In this section, we give a summary explanation about menus for the practical
use of the printer functions.
Menu mode Operation
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Menu Structure
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Menus
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Menu Mode Operation
Shift to setting mode for practical functions than cannot be set up by direct
access keys.
Step 1
Press the [MENU] key to shift to setting
mode. Direct access key operation
does not work.
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
By pressing the [MENU] key, the control panel keys take on the functions
shown in yellow. Press the Select setting mode by pressing the [Menu
Down] key or the [Menu Up] key.
> : sub-menu for detailed settings
[Menu Up]
[ENTER]
to command settings
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
[Menu Down]
* Me n u *
[Menu Up]
F u n c t i o n >
[Menu Down]
[Menu Up]
* Me n u *
Ce n t r o >
[Menu Down]
[Menu Up]
* Me n u *
[Menu Down]
* Me n u *
Ne t wo r k >
[ENTER]
to function settings
[ENTER]
to Centronics settings
[ENTER]
to network settings
[Menu Up]
U t i l i t y >
[ENTER]
to utility settings
[Menu Down]
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Menu Mode Operation
Step 3
* Press [ENTER] to proceed with the setting
* The part of the display that is flashing can be altered. To change a setting,
select a value by pressing the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] keys.
* The setting will not change unless the [ENTER] key is pressed.
* If the set-up is complete, press the [Menu Up] key. If there is no key operation in Menu setting mode for 3 minutes, Direct access key input standby
(permanent display) is restored.
Menus
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Menu Levels
* Me n u *
Command
Plot Area
Position
Terminat
Resolut.
Online Timer
Overwrite
OriginReset
* Me n u *
Ink Dry Time
Halftone
KCMY -> KMY
CMY->BLACK
KYCMYK
Scale
Mirror
Direct.
Cut Pos.
Media Cut
Copy
Ink Density
Dist. Adj.
StepAdj
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
RTL-PASS / MH-GL, GL2 / MH-GL2
Normal / Expand
P1 / LL / Full
Special / Normal
300 dpi / 360 dpi / 720 dpi
Off / 10 sec to 30 sec to 800 sec
Last / Mix
No/Yes
F u n c t i o n >
0 sec to 5 sec to 30 sec to 60 min
Speed / Quality / Thin
Yes / No
No / Yes
No / Yes
25% to 100% to 400%
Off / Y On
Command / MAX-MIN
Data / Standard
Auto / Manual / Off
1 to 99
Normal/ Micro
No / Clear / Change / Confirm
Change/Clear
Ce n t r o >
Mode
Timing
Centro / Bitro
A-B / B-A
* Me n u *
Ne t wo r k >
IP Address
90
000.000.000.000 to 192.034.043.015 to 255.255.255.255
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* Me n u *
Error Display
Initial
All
Command
Functi.
Centro
Network
Dump
Wash
Clean
Fill
Ink Change
Maintenance Rec.
Utility>
On / Off
OK / No
OK / No
OK / No
OK / No
OK / No
OK / No
Start-End / All (cancel with [CANCEL] key
Normal / Powerful
Yes / No
Yes / No
Menus
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When You Want to Do This
This section makes it easy for you to look up what sort of function to use when
you want to do a particular sort of operation. It asks the questions and then
tells you on which page of which User Guide you can find the answers.
When You Want to Do This
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When You Want to Do This
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When You Want to Do This
To use roll media efficiently
Question
I want to print without
making waste spaces
on the media.
I want to make a print
that aligns the data
with spaces.
I want to cut the media
to the size that has
been printed.
I want to cut the media
to the standard size.
Answer
Set “Direction” to “MAXMIN” in “Function”
settings.
Set “Direction” to
“Command” in
“Function” settings.
Set “Cut Position” to
“Data” precedence in
“Function” settings.
Set “Cut Position” to
“Standard” size in
“Function” settings.
I want to make a series Set “Media Cut” to “Off”
of prints on one sheet in “Function” settings.
without cutting.
Explanation Operation
Page 104
Page 126
Page 104
Page 128
Page 105
Page 129
Page 105
Page 129
Page 106
Page 130
To speed up printing time
Question
If I want to shorten the
time between finishing
the print and cutting
the roll media?
If I want to print quickly
even if resolution is
reduced?
If I want to print quickly
even if graphic quality
is reduced?
If I want to print faster
without reducing resolution or quality?
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Answer
Change “Ink Dry Time”.
Light up the Low LED by
pressing the [RESOLUTION] key.
Set “Harftone” to
“Speed” diffusion for the
user number that you
want to change.
Change the interface connection (from Centronics
to Network)
Explanation Operation
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Page 122
Page 75
Page 75
Page 103
Page 124
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When You Want to Do This
To improve printing quality
Question
If I want to give priority
to quality rather than
speed?
If I want to give priority
to graphic quality
rather than speed?
When You Want to Do This
Answer
Explanation Operation
Page 77
Page 77
Light up the Quality LED
by pressing the [QUALITY
/ SPEED] key.
Page 103
Page 124
Set “Halftone” to
“Quality” diffusion for the
user number that you
want to change.
To connect with Centronics
Question
If I want to have bidirectional communication with Centronics?
If I want to change
Centronics ACK/BUSY
timing control?
Answer
Change the Centronics
mode setting to
“Bi Centronics”.
Change “Timing” in
“Centronics” settings.
Explanation Operation
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Page 136
Page 107
Page 137
To connect with network (Ethernet)
Question
If I want to change the
IP address?
Answer
Change “IP address” in
“Network” settings.
Explanation Operation
Page 107 Page 138
To cut roll media
Question
Answer
Explanation Operation
Page 71
Page 71
If I want to feed and cut Check that printing data
the finished part of a
are not being received
print?
then feed the media by
pressing the [MENU] key
while you are pressing
the [Shift] key and cut the
roll media by pressing
the [CANCEL] key.
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When You Want to Do This
To place printed output in a specified position
Question
If I want to print in the
middle of the page with
maximum and minimum
data values?
If I want to print on
media of a different
size from that specified
in the data.
If I want to print with
reversed data?
If I want to (re)nest my
print data?
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Answer
Change “Direction” to
“MAX-MIN”.
Set “Scale”.
* Examples of scales
between standard sizes:
• A4 > A3, A3 > A2,
A2 > A1, A1 > A0,
B4 > B3, B3 > B2,
B2 > B1, B1 > B0 : 141%
• A4 > B4, A3 > B3,
A2 > B2, A1 > B1,
A0 > B0 : 122%
• B4 > A3, B3 > A2,
B2 > A1, B1 > A0 : 115%
• B0 > A0, B1 > A1,
B2 > A2, B3 > A3,
B4 > A4 : 86%
• A0 > B1, A1 > B2,
A2 > B3, A3 > B4 : 81%
• A0 > A1, A1 > A2,
A2 > A3, A3 > A4,
B0 > B1, B1 > B2,
B2 > B3, B3 > B4 : 70%
Set “Mirror” for the user
number you want to
change.
Use the "Origin Reset"
combined with the backward feed.
Explanation Operation
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Page 128
Page 103
Page 126
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When You Want to Do This
To use color effectively
Question
If I want to print after
changing the graphic
quality?
If I want to print after
changing the resolution.
If I want to print after
Change “Overwrite”.
mixing overlapping colors (over print)?
Page 101
When You Want to Do This
Answer
Explanation Operation
Page 77
Page 77
Press the [QUALITY /
SPEED] key and select
“Quality”, “Normal” or
“Speed”.
Page 103
Page 124
Change “Halftone”
There are three type of
tone processing: “Speed”
diffusion, “Quality” diffusion and “Thin” diffusion.
Page 101
Page 117
Change “Resolution”.
Page 120
To check the status of the printer
Question
If I don't want nonproblematical errors to
be displayed?
If I want to restore
error display without
switching off the
power?
Answer
Explanation Operation
Page 108
Page 140
Set “Error Display” to
“Off” in “Utility” settings.
Set “Error Display” to
“On” in “Utility” settings.
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Page 140
To use another type of ink
Question
If I want to change the
type of ink?
Answer
Explanation Operation
Page 159
Use “Ink Change” to chan- Page 109
ge to another ink type
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When You Want to Do This
To check printer set-up
Question
If I want to know what
are the current printer
settings?
Answer
Explanation Operation
Page 70
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Print the setup list print
by pressing the [MEDIA]
key while you are pressing the [Shift] key.
Page 108
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If I want to restore the Initial “Command” under
original factory
“Initial” in “Utility” setCommand settings?
tings.
Page 108
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If I want to restore the Initial “Function” under
original factory
“Initial” in “Utility” setFunction settings?
tings.
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If I want to restore the Initial “Centronics” or
original factory
“Network” under “Initial”
Function settings?
in “Utility” settings.
Page 141
If I want to restore all
Initial “All” under “Initial” Page 108
of the printer's original in “Utility” settings
factory settings?
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Explanation of Functions
This section explains the content of each function in detail and gives the page
number for you to look it up easily in the User Guide.
Understanding the Functions
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Explanation of Functions
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Understanding the Functions
Command Settings
Name of Function
Command
Reference
Page
Page 113
This specifies the commands and conditions that are transferred from the computer. The following commands are supported:
• RTL-PASS:
• MH-GL, GL2 (MH-RTL): Mutoh MH-GL/MH-GL/2 (MH-RTL)
commands (conform to HewlettPackard HP-GL, HP-GL/2 (HP-RTL)
commands)
• MH-GL2 (MH-RTL):
Mutoh MH-GL/2 (MH-RTL) commands
(conform to Hewlett-Packard HP-GL/2
(HP-RTL) commands)
(MH-GL, GL2 printing unit is 0.025 mm)
Plot Area
Page 114
This specifies environmental functions for the printer. It specifies the printing area (hardclip area) for the media size.
• Normal:
Specifies the standard printing area for
Falcon Outdoor printers
Distance from edges of media:
Cut sheet - Front 25 mm, Back 20 mm, Sides 10 mm
Roll media - Front 25 mm, Back 20 mm, Sides 10 mm
• Expanded: Specifies a printing range for the Falcon Outdoor
printer that is interchangeable with Mutoh XP
Series pen plotters.
However, since the maximum printing range is 1554.8 mm for
a 62-inch printer, if expanded mode is specified with media
wider than 1564.8 mm for a 62-inch printer, the left and right
margin shown below will be differed.
Distance from edges of media:
Cut sheet - Front 25 mm, Back 20 mm, Sides 5 mm
Roll media - Front 25 mm, Back 20 mm, Sides 5 mm
(media width 62 inch: 1564.8 mm or less)
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Command Settings
Name of Function
Position
Reference
Page
Page 115
In the case of MH-GL, GL2 (MH-RTL) and MH-GL/2 (MH-RTL),
this specifies the initial pen position in printer commands.
• P1: The initial position is P1 (scaling point)
• LL: The initial position is at the lower left of the hardclip.
• Full: The initial position is at the lower left of the media.
Terminator
Page 116
Resolution
Explanation of Functions
In the case of MH-GL, GL2 (MH-RTL) and MH-GL/2 (MH-RTL),
this specifies a function that is different from the original
command function as the terminator with respect to some
commands in each of the printer's command modes.
• Normal: Only the original command is used
• Special: Recognizes end of data as the terminator SP0; (SP;)
Page 117
In the case of MH-GL, GL2 (MH-RTL) and MH-GL/2 (MH-RTL),
this specifies the resolution for image data in MH-RTL commands.
• 300 dpi: Sets image data resolution to 300 dpi
• 360 dpi: Sets image data resolution to 360 dpi
• 720 dpi: Sets image data resolution to 720 dpi
Online Timer
Page 118
When online data is broken off, this specifies a certain period
of time, the elapsing of which is taken to be the end of image
data.
• Online timeout: Off, 10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 40 sec, 50 sec, 60
sec, 90 sec, 120 sec, 150 sec, 180 sec, 210
sec then in 30-sec increments to 720 sec,
750 sec, 780 sec, 800 sec.
Overwrite
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This specifies functions related to the printer's own environment. Specifies the method for controlling the overwritten portions of a diagram.
• Last: Overwritten portion takes a colour to be printed later
• Mix: Overwritten portion takes mixed colours
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Understanding the Functions
Command Settings
Name of Function
Origin Reset
Reference
Page
Page 121
Allows manual nesting when combined with backward feed.
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Understanding the Functions
Function Settings
Function Settings
Name of Function
Ink Dry Time
Reference
Page
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Halftone
Explanation of Functions
Ink drying times differ according to the type of media. After
the printing is finished, roll media is cut off and falls into the
ejected media basket. If the ink is not yet dry, the media will
be soiled. Ink drying time is the delay to allow the ink to dry
between the end of printing and the cutting of the roll media.
• Ink drying time: 0 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 40 sec,
50 sec, 60 sec, 90 sec, 120 sec, 150 sec, 180
sec, 210 sec, 240 sec, 270 sec, 300 sec, 6M,
7M, 8M, 9M, 10M, 15M, 20M, 25M, 30M, 35M,
40M, 45M, 50M, 55M, 60M.
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This specifies the method for expressing pseudo-halftone processing of MH-GL/2 (vector) data or unbinarized MH-RTL
(raster) data.
• Speed diffusion:
Rapid expression of tones with an
error diffusion matrix
• Quality diffusion:
High quality expression of tones by
mean error minimization
• Thin diffusion:
Try this if the data was prepared for
another brand of printer and high
speed diffusion appears too dense.
CMY -> Black
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Specifies whether black is to be expressed by CMY (mixture)
or K.
In graphic language mode, it appears as follows:
Yes
No
RTL-PASS
Black must be K ink CMY black may be
mixed with K
MH-GL/MH-GL2 Black must be K ink Black must be CMY
mixed
Scale
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This function prints with expanded or reduced printing data
• 25% to 100% to 400% (in 1% steps)
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Understanding the Functions
Command Settings
Reference
Page
Name of Function
Mirror
Page 127
This function prints with printing data reversed in the Y-axis
direction. Mirror may not work with some image data.
• Off:
No reversal
• Y on:
Reversing in the Y direction
Direction
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In a case where data is to be printed on roll media, this function specifies whether the layout of the image on the media is
to be based on the size of the data including spaces or only
on the area that will actually be printed.
• Command: If a command specifying page size is contained in
the data, media size will be judged from that command.
• MAX-MIN: The maximum and minimum values of the data
determine the size of media that will contain that
data, regardless of origin coordinates or page
size commands, and the layout matches the center of the area to the center of the media.
Command
MAX - MIN
Printing Area
Printing Area
Direction
of feed
Media size specified by command
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Understanding the Functions
Function Settings
Name of Function
Cut Position
Reference
Page
Page 129
This function specifies where the roll media will be cut in
accordance with the specified layout of the printing.
• Data:
Cuts the media at the position determined
after adding a margin at the rear edge of the
page size specified by command or the
printing area prescribed by max-min in layout.
Series A media recognized
by loading A1 roll media
Data
Explanation of Functions
Cut Position
Rear
Margin
Area specified by
page size command
Printing Area
• Standard:
Standard
Cuts to the smallest standard size in the
same series as the loaded media that will
accommodate the printing area determined
by layout.
Cut Position
Series A media recognized
by loading A1 roll media
A3 Printable Area
A3 Standard Size
Area specified by
page size command
Printing Area
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Understanding the Functions
Command Settings
Reference
Page
Name of Function
Media cut
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Selects whether roll media will be cut at the end of printing. If
off is selected, the data can be printed again on the same
page.
• Off:
Cut off
Printing area for second copy
Printing area for first copy
Rear margin of first copy
and leading margin of
second are missing
* Printing area determined
by layout
• Auto:
Auto-cut
• Manual:
Manual cut
Roll media is cut automatically when printing
ends.
Roll media is cut manually when printing
ends. Use this for cutting media than can not
be cut automatically (fireproof cloth or outdoors cloth). (See "Making a Manual Cut".)
Copy
Page 131
Specifies number of copies when the data is to be printed several times.
• 1 to 99
Ink Density
Page 132
Set printing density.
• Normal:
Ordinary density printing
• Micro:
Printing density lighter than "Normal"
Distance Adjustment
Page 133
Enter the length according to the data and the actual X-axis
distance based on the actual printed document. If there is no
setting, the length and width of the previously printed document is displayed. The distance adjustment is for adjusting to
the user's scale, not for ensuring distance precision.
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Understanding the Functions
Function Settings / Centronics Settings / Network Settings
Name of Function
Reference
Page
* "Normal" and "Micro" are all valid if the resolution is set
to pseudo-1440 dpi or 720 dpi but please note that if 360
dpi is set, the printing density will be "Normal" even when
"Micro" is set.
• No:
No distance adjustment is made
• Clear:
To erase the current distance adjustment setting
• Change:
To set a distance adjustment
• Confirm:
To confirm a distance adjustment
Centronics Settings
Mode
Reference
Page
Explanation of Functions
Name of Function
Page 136
Sets the mode for the Centronics connection.
• Centronics: Selects fixed one-way Centronics communication
• BiCentronics: Selects Bitronics that allows two-way communication (supports compatible mode, nibble
mode, ECP mode)
Timing
Page 137
Sets ACK timing for Centronics online communication
• A-B: Selects ACK timing for the A-B busy method
• B-A: Selects ACK timing for the B-A busy method
Network Settings
Name of Function
IP address
Reference
Page
Page 138
Sets up IP address for the network connection (Ethernet).
Enter the IP address assigned by your network administrator
After making the setting, turn the printer off momentarily and
restart it.
• 000.000.000.000 to 192.034.043.015 to 255.255.255.255
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Understanding the Functions
Utility Settings
Utility Settings
Name of Function
Error Display
Reference
Page
Page 140
Specifies whether the error LED will light and error details will
be displayed in the liquid crystal display unit when a minor
error has occurred.
• On: The error LED will light and error details will be displayed in the liquid crystal display unit when a minor
error has occurred
• Off: No indication will be given of a minor error occurring,
either by error LED or by the liquid crystal display unit
Initial All
Page 141
Restores the contents of all backed up settings to the values
set when shipped by Mutoh.
• OK: All backed up settings are restored to the factory settings
• No: Factory settings are not restored
Initial Command
Page 143
Restores the backed up command settings to the values set
when shipped by Mutoh.
• OK: The backed up command settings are restored to the
factory settings
• No: Factory settings are not restored
Initial Function
Page 145
Restores the backed up function settings to the values set
when shipped by Mutoh.
• OK: The backed up function settings are restored to the factory settings
• No: Factory settings are not restored
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Understanding the Functions
Utility Settings
Name of Function
Initial Centronics
Reference
Page
Page 147
Restores the backed up Centronics settings to the values set
when shipped by Mutoh.
• OK: The backed up Centronics settings are restored to the
factory settings
• No: Factory settings are not restored
Initial Network
Page 149
Dump
Explanation of Functions
Restores the backed up Network settings to the values set
when shipped by Mutoh.
• OK: The backed up Network settings are restored to the factory settings
• No: Factory settings are not restored
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Prints a dump for the serviceman to check online.
• Start-End: Prints a dump from start to end
• All:
Prints a dump for all data
Wash
Page 153
Withdraws the filled ink and cleans the interior of the head.
After cleaning, the head must be filled with ink for printing.
• Yes: Head is cleaned.
• No: Head is not cleaned.
Clean
Page 156
Withdraws the filled ink and cleans the interior of the head.
After cleaning, the head will be filled automatically.
Your printer is ready for printing.
• Normal :
• Powerful:
Starts a NORMAL cleaning.
Starts a POWERFUL cleaning.
Fill
Page 157
Starts a Ink Fill sequence (ink from cassettes to heads) Yes/No
Ink Change
•Starts Ink Change procedure (No / Yes)
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How to Set Parameters
This section explains how to set parameters for all types of menu.
Command and functions settings:
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Plot Area
PAGE 114
Position
PAGE 115
Terminator
PAGE 116
Resolution
PAGE 117
Online Timer
PAGE 118
Overwrite
PAGE 120
Origin Reset
PAGE 121
Ink Dry Time
PAGE 122
Halftone
PAGE 124
CMY -> Black
PAGE 125
Scale
PAGE 126
Mirror
PAGE 127
Direction
PAGE 128
Cut Position
PAGE 129
Media Cut
PAGE 130
Copy
PAGE 131
Ink Density
PAGE 132
Distance Adjustment
PAGE 133
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Command
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How to Set Parameters
Centronics Settings:
Mode
PAGE 136
Timing
PAGE 137
IP Address
PAGE 138
Error Display
PAGE 140
Network Setting:
Utility Settings:
Utility Settings: Initial
All
PAGE 141
Command
PAGE 143
Function
PAGE 145
Centronics
PAGE 147
Network
PAGE 149
Dump
PAGE 151
Wash
PAGE 153
Clean
PAGE 156
Utility Settings:
Fill
Ink Change
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Command Settings: Command
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Display a Command item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
C o mm a n d : R T L - P A S S
Step 5
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Command" setting and shift to the
next item to be set.
P l o t A r e a :
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
No rma l
C o mm a n d >
How to Set Parameters
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Specify “MHGL, GL2”, “MH-GL2” or
“RTL-PASS” by pressing the [VALUE +]
or [VALUE -] key.
Step 6
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 7
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 8
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Plot Area
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
C o mm a n d >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level.
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Bring up the "Plot Area" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
* Me n u *
P l o t A r e a :
P l o t A r e a :
Po s i t i o n :
* Me n u *
P l o t
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OK
No rma l
E x p a n d
P 1
C o mm a n d >
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "Normal" or "Expand".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Plot Area" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Position
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level.
Po s i t i o n :
P 1
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "P1" or "LL (Hardclip lower
left)" or "Full".
L L
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Position" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Po s i t i o n :
T e rm i n a t : Sp e c i a l
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
C o mm a n d >
How to Set Parameters
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Bring up the "Position" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Terminator
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
C o mm a n d >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level.
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Bring up the "Terminat" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
* Me n u *
T e rm i n a t : Sp e c i a l
T e rm i n a t :
Re s o l u t . :
* Me n u *
P l o t
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OK
No rma l
3 6 0 d p i
C o mm a n d >
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "Special" or "Normal".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Terminat" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Resolution
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level.
Re s o l u t . :
3 6 0 d p i
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "360dpi", "720dpi" or
"300dpi".
7 2 0 d p i
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Resolution" and shift to the next item
to be set.
Re s o l u t . :
On l i n e T i me r :
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
3 0 s
C o mm a n d >
How to Set Parameters
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Bring up the "Resolut." item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Online Timer
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
C o mm a n d >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level.
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Bring up the "Online Timer" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
* Me n u *
On l i n e T i me r :
3 0 s
On l i n e T i me r : 2 7 0 s
Ov e r w r i t e :
* Me n u *
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L a s t
C o mm a n d >
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "Off", "10s", "10s", "20s",
"30s", "40s", "50s", "60s", "90s",
"120s", "150s", "180s", "210s", "240s",
"270s" or "800s".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Online Timer" and shift to the next
item to be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
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P l o t
OK
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Overwrite
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
C o mm a n d >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
Step 4
Bring up the "Overwrite" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
* Me n u *
Ov e r w r i t e :
Ov e r w r i t e :
L a s t
M i x
C o mm a n d : M H G L , G L 2
* Me n u *
P l o t
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OK
C o mm a n d >
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "Last" or "Mix".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Overwrite" and shift to the next item
to be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Command Settings: Origin Reset
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Origin Reset:
Origin :
N o
Yes
I n i t
Origin
:
New>
Offset
:
0
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
C o mm a n d >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Command" menu and shift to the next
level
Step 4
Bring up the "OriginReset" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "Yes" or "No".
Step 6
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "new origin" or "initialisation".
To select a new origin select "new>" and
press the [ENTER] key to confirm.
Step 7
Set a new origin (0 to media width minus 20
mm) and pressthe [ENTER] key to confirm.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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How to Set Parameters
OriginReset :
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Command" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Function Settings: Ink Dry Time
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
I n kD r y T i me :
I n kD r y T i me :
I n kD r y T i me :
3 0 s
3 0 s
6 0 s
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Ink Dry Time" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "0s", "5s", "10s", "20s", "30s",
"40s", "50s", "60s", "90s", "120s",
"150s", "180s", "210s", "240s", "270s"
or "300s", "6M", "7M", "8M", "9M",
"10M", "15M", "20M", "25M", "30M",
"35M", "40M", "45M", "50M", "55M", or
"60M"
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm "Ink
Dry Time" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Ha l f t o n e :
Sp e e d
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Function Settings: Ink Dry Time
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
F u n c t i o n >
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
How to Set Parameters
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Function Settings: Halftone
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
I n kD r y T i me :
Ha l f t o n e :
3 0 s
Sp e e d
Ha l f t o n e : Qu a l i t y
CMY - > B L ACK
* Me n u *
P l o t
124
OK
No
F u n c t i o n >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Halftone" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set halftone to "Speed" diffusion,
"Quality" diffusion or "Thin" diffusion.
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Halftone" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
Falcon Outdoor 46/62 USER GUIDE (AP-75046)
Function Settings: CMY-> Black
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
CMY - > B L ACK
CMY - > B L ACK
S c a l e :
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
3 0 s
No
Y e s
1 0 0%
F u n c t i o n >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "CMY -> BLACK" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
How to Set Parameters
I n kD r y T i me :
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set "No" or "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"CMY -> BLACK" and shift to the next
item to be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Scale
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
I n kD r y T i me :
S c a l e :
S c a l e :
M i r r o r :
* Me n u *
P l o t
126
OK
3 0 s
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Scale" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
1 0 0%
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set scale magnification between
"25%" and "400%".
1 2 0%
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Scale" and shift to the next item to be
set.
O f f
F u n c t i o n >
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Mirror
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
3 0 s
M i r r o r :
O f f
M i r r o r :
Y
D i r e c t . :
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
On
C o mm a n d
F u n c t i o n >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Mirror" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
I n kD r y T i me :
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set mirror to "Off" or "Y On".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Mirror" for the applicable print and
shift to the next item to be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Direction
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
I n kD r y T i me :
D i r e c t . :
D i r e c t . :
Cu t Po s . :
* Me n u *
P l o t
128
OK
3 0 s
C o mm a n d
MA X - M I N
Da t a
F u n c t i o n >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Direct." item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Command" or "MAX-MIN".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Direction" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Cut Position
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
Cu t Po s . :
3 0 s
Da t a
Cu t Po s . : S t a n d a r d
Me d i aCu t :
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
Au t o
F u n c t i o n >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Cut Pos." item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
How to Set Parameters
I n kD r y T i me :
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Data" or "Standard".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm "Cut
Position" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Media Cut
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
I n kD r y T i me :
Me d i aCu t :
Me d i aCu t :
Co p y :
130
Au t o
Ma n u a l
1
* Me n u *
P l o t
3 0 s
OK
F u n c t i o n >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Media cut" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Off", "Auto" cut or "Manual"
cut.
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Media Cut" and shift to the next item
to be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Copy
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
Co p y :
3 0 s
1
Co p y :
1 5
I n kDe n s i t yNo rma l
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
F u n c t i o n >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Copy" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down] key.
How to Set Parameters
I n kD r y T i me :
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set the number of copies between
"1" and "99".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
number of copies of the applicable
print and shift to the next item to be
set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Ink Density
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
I n kD r y T i me :
3 0 s
I n kDe n s i t yNo rma l
I n kDe n s i t y :
D i s t . Ad j :
* Me n u *
P l o t
132
OK
M i c r o
No
F u n c t i o n >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level
Step 4
Bring up the "Ink Density" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set the density to "Normal" or "Micro".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm "Ink
Density" shift to the next item to be
set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Function Settings: Distance Adjustment
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
F u n c t i o n >
D i s t . Ad j :
D i s t . Ad j :
Da t a
X :
3 0 s
No
Ch a n g e
0 0 8 4 1 . 0 0
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Function" menu and shift to the next
level
Step 4
Bring up the "Dist. Adj." item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
How to Set Parameters
I n kD r y T i me :
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Function" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set "Change".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Distance Adjustment" submenu and
shift to the next level.
Step 7
Press the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key to shift to the panel for
changing "Distance Adjustment X-axis
Data". the value that is displayed
becomes the currently set value. If no
setting is to be made, it will be the
width of the previously printed document. An underline shows the digit to
be altered.
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Function Settings: Distance Adjustment
Da t a
Da t a
Da t a
Da t a
Re a l
Re a l
Re a l
Re a l
134
X :
X :
X :
X :
X :
X :
X :
X :
0 0 8 4 1 . 0 0
Step 8
Set the value of the digit to be altered
by pressing the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -]
key.
0 0 8 0 1 . 0 0
Step 9
Continue by pressing the [Menu Up]
key or [Menu Down] key to shift to
another digit to be altered.
0 0 8 0 1 . 0 0
Step 9
Set the value of the digit to be altered
by pressing the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -]
key.
0 0 8 0 0 . 0 0
0 0 8 0 0 . 0 0
Step 10
Press [ENTER] to set "Distance
Adjustment X-axis Data Value".
Step 11
Specify the X measurement from the
printed document in order to display
the "Distance Adjustment X-axis Data
Value".
Press the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key to shift to the "X-axis Data"
digit that is to be altered.
0 0 8 0 0 . 0 0
Step 12
Set the value of the digit in the measured value by pressing the [VALUE +]
or [VALUE -] key.
0 0 8 0 0 . 2 0
Step 13
Continue by pressing the [Menu Up]
key or [Menu Down] key to shift to
another digit to be altered.
0 0 8 0 0 . 2 0
Step 14
Set the value of the digit in the measured value by pressing the [VALUE +]
or [VALUE -] key.
Falcon Outdoor 46/62 USER GUIDE (AP-75046)
Function Settings: Distance Adjustment
Re a l
X :
0 0 8 0 0 . 2 5
D i s t . Ad j :
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
Ch a n g e
F u n c t i o n >
Step 15
Press [ENTER] key to set "Distance
Adjustment X-axis Measured Value".
Step 16
Distance Correction item is restored. If
no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 17
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again
Step 18
The permanent display is restored
How to Set Parameters
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Centronics Settings: Mode
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
* Me n u *
Ce n t r o >
Mo d e :
Ce n t r o
Mo d e :
Ce n t r o
Mo d e :
B i
T i m i n g :
* Me n u *
P l o t
136
OK
Ce n t r o
A - B
Ce n t r o >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Centronics" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Centronics" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Mode" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to switch to "Centro" or "Bi Centro".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Mode" and shift to the next item to be
set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Centronics Settings: Timing
P l o t
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Ce n t r o >
Ce n t r o
T i m i n g :
T i m i n g :
Mo d e :
A - B
B - A
Ce n t r o
* Me n u *
OK
Ce n t r o >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Centronics" menu by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Centronics" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Timing" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
Mo d e :
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to switch to "A-B" or "B-A".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Timing" and shift to the next item to
be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Network Setting: IP Address
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Ne t wo r k >
-> 1 9 2 . 0 3 4 . 0 4 3 . 0 1 5
-> 1 9 2 . 0 3 4 . 0 4 3 . 0 1 5
1 9 2 -> 0 3 4 . 0 4 3 . 0 1 5
1 9 2 -> 1 6 8 . 0 4 3 . 0 1 5
138
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Network" menu by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Network" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set the first part of the IP address to
a number between "001" and "255".
(The first part identifies the country
and 192 is usually used in a LAN environment.
Step 5
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
first address and shift to the second
address.
Step 6
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set the second part of the IP
address to a number between "001"
and "255".
Step 7
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
second address and shift to the third
address.
Falcon Outdoor 46/62 USER GUIDE (AP-75046)
Network Setting: IP Address
1 9 2 . 1 6 8 -> 0 4 3 . 0 1 5
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set the third part of the IP address
to a number between "001" and "255".
1 9 2 . 1 6 8 -> 0 0 1 . 0 1 5
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
third address and shift to the fourth
address.
1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 0 0 1 -> 0 1 5
Step 10
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to set the fourth part of the IP address
to a number between "001" and "255".
1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 0 0 1 -> 0 0 7
Step 11
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
fourth address and shift to the first
address.
* Me n u *
P l o t
OK
Ne t wo r k >
How to Set Parameters
-> 1 9 2 . 1 6 8 . 0 0 1 . 0 0 7
Step 12
Press the [Back] key.
Step 13
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 14
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Error Display
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
U t i l i t y >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 4
Bring up the "Error Display" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
* Me n u *
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
E r r o r D i s p l a y :
I n i t i a l :
* Me n u *
P l o t
140
OK
On
No
U t i l i t y >
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to switch to "Off" or "On".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Error display" and shift to the next
item to be set.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Initial: All
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
I n i t i a l :
No
I n i t i a l :
I n i t i a l
I n i t i a l
I n i t i a l
Y e s >
A l l :
A l l :
A l l :
No
No
OK
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Initial" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial" and shift to "Initial All".
Step 7
Bring up the "Initial All" item by pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "OK".
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial All" and shift to to the next item
to be set.
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Utility Settings: Initial: All
I n i t i a l C o mm a n d N o
I n i t i a l :
* Me n u *
P l o t
142
OK
No
U t i l i t y >
Step 10
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 11
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 12
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 13
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Command
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
I n i t i a l :
No
I n i t i a l :
I n i t i a l
Y e s >
A l l :
No
I n i t i a l C o mm a n d N o
I n i t i a l C o mm a n d O K
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Initial" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial" and shift to "Initial All".
Step 7
Bring up the "Initial Command" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "OK".
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial Command" and shift to the next
item to be set.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Command
I n i t i a l F u n c t i . No
I n i t i a l :
* Me n u *
P l o t
144
OK
No
U t i l i t y >
Step 10
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 11
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 12
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 13
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Function
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
I n i t i a l :
No
I n i t i a l :
I n i t i a l
Y e s >
A l l :
No
I n i t i a l F u n c t i . No
I n i t i a l F u n c t i . OK
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Initial" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial" and shift to "Initial All".
Step 7
Bring up the "Initial Functi." item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "OK".
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial Function" and shift to the next
item to be set.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Function
I n i t i a l Ce n t r o : No
I n i t i a l :
* Me n u *
P l o t
146
OK
No
U t i l i t y >
Step 10
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 11
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 12
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 13
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Centronics
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
I n i t i a l :
No
I n i t i a l :
I n i t i a l
Y e s >
A l l :
No
I n i t i a l Ce n t r o : No
I n i t i a l C e n t r o : OK
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Initial" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial" and shift to "Initial All".
Step 7
Bring up the "Initial Centro" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "OK".
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial Centronics" and shift to the next
item to be set.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Centronics
I n i t i a l Ne t wo r kNo
I n i t i a l :
* Me n u *
P l o t
148
OK
No
U t i l i t y >
Step 10
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 11
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 12
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 13
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Network
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
I n i t i a l :
No
I n i t i a l :
I n i t i a l
Y e s >
A l l :
No
I n i t i a l Ne t wo r kNo
I n i t i a l N e t wo r kOK
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Initial" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
How to Set Parameters
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial" and shift to "Initial All".
Step 7
Bring up the "Initial Network" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to specify"OK".
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Initial Network" and shift to the next
item to be set.
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Utility Settings: Initial: Network
I n i t i a l
I n i t i a l :
* Me n u *
P l o t
150
OK
A l l :
No
No
U t i l i t y >
Step 10
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 11
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 12
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 13
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Dump
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 4
Bring up the "Dump" item by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Dump :
Step 5
Select "Start/End" or "All" by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
* Me n u *
S t a r t / En d
Dump :
* *
* *
Dump
Dump
* Me n u *
A l l
Mo d e
Mo d e
* *
* *
U t i l i t y >
How to Set Parameters
U t i l i t y >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
Dump mode.
Step 7
Send printing data from the host computer. print with Dump Mode.
Step 8
To terminate Dump Mode, press the
[CANCEL] key.
Step 9
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
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Utility Settings: Dump
P l o t
152
OK
Step 10
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Wash
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Step 4
Bring up the "Wash" item by
pressing the [Menu Up] key or [Menu
Down] key.
* Me n u *
Wa s h :
No
Wa s h :
Ch a n g e
Y e s
Wa s t e
Ch a n g e T a n k ?
Ch a n g e T a n k ?
I n k
No
Y e s
How to Set Parameters
U t i l i t y >
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 5
Select "Yes" by pressing the [Menu
Up] key or [Menu Down] key.
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
"Wash".
Step 7
Remove the currently installed waste
box and insert a new waste liquid box
from the cleaning set.
Step 8
Select "Yes" by pressing the [Menu
Up] key or [Menu Down] key.
Step 9
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
waste box replaced.
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Utility Settings: Wash
R emo v e
S e t
Ca r t r i d g e
Wa s h
Step 10
Remove the currently installed ink cartridges.
Step 11
Insert wash cartridges.
Ca r t
H e a dWa s h
Step 12
Cleaning begins when wash cartridges
are installed. Cleaning time is about 25
minutes.
R emo v e
Step 13
Remove the cleaning cartridges when
head wash finishes and "Remove
Wash Cart" appears.
Wa s h
Ca r t
Step 14
When the wash cartridges are
removed, the operation to discharge
cleaning liquid remaining inside the
printer begins.
H e a dWa s h
Ch a n g e
Wa s t e
Ch a n g e T a n k ?
Ch a n g e T a n k ?
I n k
No
Y e s
[ 6 5 YMCK ] N o C h a r g e
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Step 15
Remove the waste box that was used
for cleaning and insert another new
waste liquid box from the cleaning set.
Step 16
Select "Yes" by pressing the [Menu
Up] key or [Menu Down] key.
Step 17
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
waste box replaced.
Step 18
Ink filling begins automatically when
ink cartridges are installed.
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Utility Settings: Wash
P l o t
OK
Step 19
When ink filling is finished, the permanent display is restored.
How to Set Parameters
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Utility Settings: Clean
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
* Me n u *
C l e a n:
Clean:
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
N o r m a l
Powerful
Clean:
Powerful
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
* Me n u *
P l o t
156
OK
U t i l i t y >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Clean" item by
pressing either [Menu Up] key or
[Menu Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select to "Normal" or "Powerful".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
the cleaning cycle.
Step 7
If no other items are to be changed,
press the [Back] key.
Step 8
Do not press any other keys for 3 minutes or press [Back] key again.
Step 9
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Fill
Caution:
·
P l o t
Before starting the "fill" procedure, please be sure to empty the waste
ink bottles. The waste ink bottles must be empty.
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
U t i l i t y >
E r r o r D i s p l a y : O f f
Fill:
F i l l :
No
Y e s
How to Set Parameters
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "Fill" item by
pressing either [Menu Up] key or
[Menu Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select to "No" or "Yes".
Step 6
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm
the cleaning cycle.
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Utility Settings: Fill
I n k
R e f i l l
4 M
I n k
R e f i l l
3 M
I n k
R e f i l l
2 M
I n k
R e f i l l
1 M
I n k
R e f i l l
0 M
P l o t
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O K
Step 7
The ink refill procedure is executed.
The display will show the following
messages :
Step 8
The permanent display is restored.
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Utility Settings: Ink Change
Use the INK CHANGE procedure to switch from DYE ink to PIGMENTED ink or from
PIGMENTED ink to DYE ink. Use the INK CHANGE procedure to switch from Dye or
Pigemented ink to ECO-SOLVENT INK.
CAUTION
• After using Eco-Solventink it is not possible to change to other
type of ink (pigmented and dye inks). Before installing and
changing to Eco-Solvent ink, the machine needs to go through a
cleaning cycle with special Eco-Solvent transition liquid.
P l o t
Step 1
If a menu is to be specified, press the
[MENU] key.
OK
* Me n u *
C o mm a n d >
U t i l i t y >
I n k C h a n g e :
InkChange:
Change
Waste
N o
Yes
Ink
How to Set Parameters
* Me n u *
Step 2
The key contents change to the purple
section on the outside of the control
panel.
Bring up the "Utility" menu by pressing
the [Menu Up] key or [Menu Down]
key.
Step 3
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the
"Utility" menu and shift to the next
level.
Step 4
Bring up the "nkChange" item by
pressing either [Menu Up] key or
[Menu Down] key.
Step 5
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select to "Yes" and press ENTER.
Step 6
Empty the waste ink bottles.
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Utility Settings: Ink Change
Change
Tank?
C o n f i r m C h a n g e
R e m o v e
Set
Yes
Y e s
Step 8
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "YES" and press ENTER.
Step 9
Remove ink cartridges from the slot.
C a r t
Wash
Step 7
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "YES" and press ENTER.
Step 10
Insert the cleaning cartridge to the ink
cartridge slots. Use the special EcoSolvent Transition Liquid when changing
to Eco-Solvent ink. The head wash starts
when the cleaning cartridge is inserted.
Cart
HEAD WASH
Remove Wash Cart
Step 11
Remove the cleaning cartridge from the
slot.
Head
Step 12
The rest of the cleaning fluid in the
printer unit is discharged when the
cleaning cartridge is removed.
Wash
C h a n g e
W a s t e
Ch a n g e T a n k ?
ConfirmChange
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i n k
Y e s
Yes
Step 13
Empty the waste ink bottle from the
printer unit.
Step 14
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "YES" and press ENTER.
Step 15
Press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] key
to select "YES" and press ENTER.
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Utility Settings: Ink Change
[YMCK]
Discharged
Step 16
If the cassettes that have been removed
are DYE ink cassettes, now insert Pigmented
ink cassettes or Eco-Solvent ink cassettes.
If the cassettes that have been removed
are PIGMENTED ink cassettes, now insert
Dye ink cassettes or Eco-Solvent ink cassettes.
CAUTION
• After using Eco-Solvent ink it is not possible to change to
other type of ink (Pigmented and Dye inks).
Refill
4M
Ink
Refill
3M
Ink
Refill
2M
Ink
Refill
1M
Ink
Refill
0M
Ink
Refill
4M
Ink
Refill
3M
Ink
Refill
2M
Ink
Refill
1M
Ink
Refill
0M
Plot
OK
Step 17
The initial fill is executed when installing
cartridges.
The display will show the following
messages :
Step 18
After filling, the display will show the
folowing message.
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How to Set Parameters
Ink
Accuracy Adjustment Plot
Although your printer was adjusted for optimum quality at the time of shipment, the printing quality may vary according to the type of media. In such
cases, an accuracy adjustment plot can be made with the following procedure.
IMPORTANT
• Unless you understand this function fully, there is a risk that
the fine adjustment may make the quality even worse.
Normally, no adjustment should be made.
P l o t
OK
Ac c u r .
162
Step 1
With an A3 or larger sheet of media
loaded vertically, press the [Fine adjustment] key (CLEANING, MenuUp key)
while you are pressing the [Shift] key.
Ad j
P l o t
Step 2
The accuracy adjustment plot is printed automatically.
Move to Step 3 when the accuracy
adjustment plot is finished.
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Accracy Adjustment Plot
P a t t e r nA :
P a t t e r nA :
P a t t e r nB :
P a t t e r nB :
P a t t e r nC :
P l o t
OK
Step 4
Press [ENTER] key to confirm the
value specified for pattern A.
6
4
5
4
4
Step 5
Look at pattern B on your print. Use
the [VALUE +] and [VALUE -] keys to
enter the number of a line with no offset.
Step 6
Press [ENTER] key to confirm the
value specified for pattern B.
How to Set Parameters
P a t t e r nC :
4
Step 3
Look at pattern A on your print. Use
the [VALUE +] and [VALUE -] keys to
enter the number of a line with no offset.
Step 7
Look at pattern C on your print. Use
the [VALUE +] and [VALUE -] keys to
enter the number of a line with no offset.
Step 8
Press [ENTER] key to confirm the
value specified for pattern C.
Step 9
Permanent display is restored.
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Accuracy Adjustment Plot
NOTE
• The accuracy adjustment adjusts the left head repeatability
printing position (pattern A) and the right head repeatability
printing position (Pattern B) as well as aligning the printing
position between the right head and the left head (pattern C).
• Pressing the [ENTER] key will confirm all adjustments from pattern A to pattern C. No adjustments will be made if the [ENTER]
key is pressed before the end.
• If the cancel key is pressed during fine adjustment printing or
it is interrupted by raising the hold lever, there will be no input
display screen.
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Installation of Options
In this section we explain about installing the optional network interface board
and extended memory.
Network Interface Board
Installation
Memory Extension
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Installation of Options
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Network Interface Board Installation
The standard interface for the Falcon Outdoor printer has a parallel Centronics
compatible interface as standard equipment. The network interface board, RJETH14TX, for connection to EtherNet is also available as an option.
The following procedure explains how to install the network interface board.
CAUTION
• The power to the Falcon Outdoor must be switched off and the
power cord removed before the network interface board is
installed.
Step 1
Undo the screws holding the silver colored interface plate on the left side of
the board box below the printer and remove the interface plate.
Interface Plate
Board Box
Step 2
Insert the optional interface board into the slot as shown in the diagram. When
the interface board has reached the back, push it again to ensure it is pushed
fully back.
Interface Board
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Network Interface Board Installation
CAUTION
• Electronic components are susceptible to damage by static
electricity. Remove static charge from your clothes and body
by touching your hands to the board box before you touch the
network interface board.
Step 3
Fasten the two interface mounting screws.
Step 4
Connect a Category 5 Ethernet cable compatible with both 10BASE-T and
100BASE-TX to the connector on the interface board. Connect the other end
of the Ethernet cable to the 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX network hub.
Installation of Options
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Compatible
Ethernet Cable (Category 5)
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Memory Extension
Standard internal memory for the Falcon Outdoor printer is 8 MB + 32 MB (slot
1) but this can be extended by fitting an additional 16 MB (SIM16M) or 32 MB
(SIM32M) memory chips (sold separately).
The following procedure explains how to install extended memory.
CAUTION
• The power to the printer must be switched off and the power
cord removed before the additional memory is installed.
Step 1
Remove roll media and scroller from
the printer. Undo the three screws holding the board box on the printer main
unit and carefully lower the board box.
Remove two thumb screws to reveal
the memory slot.
Board Box Fastening Screws
CAUTION
• Electronic components are susceptible to damage by static
electricity. Remove static charge from your clothes and body
by touching your hands to the board box before you touch the
additional memory chip.
• Dust in the slot may cause damage. Blow it out with an air
duster before installing the additional memory.
Step 2
The optional memory chip to be added should be inserted in slot 2 on the
lower right of the board with the nicked end of the chip at the right hand end of
the slot.
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Memory Extension
Slot 2
Additional Memory
Nicked End
Slot 1 (already in use)
Step 3
Return the board box to its original position.
Installation of Options
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Details of the Display
This section explains about displays while the printer is working, messages
when an error has occurred and how to deal with them.
Printer Status Display
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Messaged Errors and
Countermeasures
PAGE 174
Data error Display and
Countermeasures
PAGE 177
Command Error Display and
Countermeasures
PAGE 178
Errors Requiring a Restart
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Details of the Display
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Printer Status Display
The normal operating condition of the printer is displayed.
Normal (when media is loaded)
P l o t
Data can be received and printed.
OK
Normal (when media is not loaded)
P a p e r
Media is not loaded or printing on a
cut sheet is finished.
Data can be received but can not be
printed unless media is loaded.
En d
Lever up
L e v e r
The hold lever is up. Put the hold lever
down.
Up
Cover open
Co v e r
The cover is open. Close the cover.
Op e n
Cover open, lever up
L e v e r
a n d
Co v e r
The cover is open and the hold lever is
up. Close the cover and lower the hold
lever.
Data reception in progress
Re c e i v e
[ Po r t 1 ]
Data is being received. Printing will
begin after the data has been
processed.
Converting the data
Co n v e r t
[ Po r t 1 ]
Data is being processed. Printing will
begin after the data has been
processed.
Printing in progress
P r i n t i n g
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Processed data is being printed.
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Printer Status Display
Cleaning in progress
The print heads are being cleaned.
Please wait.
C l e a n i n g
Media initialization in progress
C o n f i r mP a p e r K i n d
Media is being initialized. Please wait.
The normal operating condition of the Heater System is displayed on the Heater System Display.
The left of line 1~line 3 shows the parameters of Front Heater and the right of
line 1 ~line 3 shows the parameters of Rear Heater.
ST means "Set Temperature", which shows the last time temperature-set. There
are four buttons used to set the temperature :
- Left-Up Button to increase Front ST
- Left-Down Button to decrease Front ST
- Right-Up Button to increase Rear ST
- Right-Up Button to decrease Rear ST
RT means "Real Temperature", which shows the Front Heater temperature and Rear
Heater temperature detected by the sensors.
Line 4 shows the Heater running situation:
Heater running situation
H e a t e r
O N
( F , R )
The Front and Rear Heater is ON.
H e a t e r
O N
( F )
Details of the Display
Heater running situation
The Front Heater is ON and the Rear
Heater is Off.
Heater running situation
H e a t e r
O N
( R )
The Front Heater is Off and the Rear
Heater is ON.
Heater running situation
H e a t e r
O f f
Both heaters are Off.
Heater running situation
H e a t e r
S t a n d b y
When the fans of the printer stops running
for two minutes, the Heater System enters
sleep status (saving energy).
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Messaged Errors and Countermeasures
A messaged error impedes the operation of the printer. Sometimes an error is
displayed and printing continues or printing may cease when an error is displayed. If printing stops, it will be reprinted when the cause of the error is
removed.
When a messaged error occurs, the beeper will beep twice unless there is
insufficient memory.
Capping position not set
No
Ca p
Po s i t i o n
The capping position is not recorded.
The error will not be cancelled until the
capping position is adjusted. Contact
your local Mutoh dealer regarding capping position adjustment.
Media recognition error
Un d e f i n e d
P a p e r
An error has occurred during media
detection.
Either media smaller than the minimum
size or larger than the maximum size
was detected or the hold lever was up
or a media jam occurred during media
detection. This error also occurs if the
media is not loaded in the correct position. Put the hold lever up and reload
the media.
Media skew error
P a p e r
Roll media has slipped obliquely.
Reload the media.
S l a n t
Media replacement error
P a p e r
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Cu t
E r r o r
Roll media cutting failed. Cut the
media, raise the hold lever and reload
the media.
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Media replacement request
R emo v e
Media is loaded but the next process
has failed. The lever was raised during
printing or cutting and lowered again
without the media having been
removed. Remove the media.
Me d i a
Roll media end
En d
o f
The end of the media was detected
when roll media was initialized.
Replace the roll media.
Ro l l
No waste box
No
Wa s t e - I n k T a n k
The waste bottle is not installed. Install a
waste bottle.
Check waste box
Ch e c k
Wa s t e
I n k
The waste bottle is becoming full.
Waste box full
The waste bottle is full of waste liquid.
Take out the waste bottle and empty
the waste bottle.
Re-install a waste bottle.
Details of the Display
F u l l Wa s t e I n k T a n k
Request to insert ink cartridges of the same type
The type of ink cartridges was
I n k Ch a n g e
changed (from dye to pigment or from
pigment to dye) during cleaning or ink
filling. Replace with original cartridge
type.
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Messaged Errors and Countermeasures
Request to insert exclusive or same type ink cartridges
Either ink cartridges other than the
D i f f e r
I n k K i n d
exclusive type or mixed dye and pigment ink cartridges have been
installed. Make sure exclusive ink cartridges of the same type are loaded.
Low ink warning
[ 6 5 YMCK ] N e a r
En d
The remaining ink is low. Prepare a
new ink cartridge of the color that is
displayed.
No ink
[ 6 5 YMCK ]
I n k
En d
The ink cartridge of the color that is
displayed is empty. Replace with a
new cartridge.
1 to 5 ink cartridges missing
[ 6 5 YMC ] C a r t r i d g e
The ink cartridge of the color that is
displayed is not installed. Insert a cartridge.
All ink cartridges missing
Ca r t r i d g e
No n e
No ink cartridges are installed. Insert
cartridges.
Insufficient memory
N o M e m o r y S I MM 1 2 MB
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There was insufficient memory during
data processing or printing. In this
case the beeper gives three long
beeps. Printing continues but the result
can not be guaranteed. Since the
required memory size is displayed, you
should consider extending the memory.
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Data Error Display and Countermeasures
Data errors occur when there is a fault in communication between the printer
and the computer. There are three types of data error:
• Errors related to communication conditions
• Errors caused by faulty handshaking
• Escape sequence command format errors
The beeper gives three long beeps when a data error occurs.
NOTE
• The command that caused the error may be shown enclosed in
brackets in the data error message.
Network board detection error
Ne t w .
Ch e c k
E r r
A board other than a prescribed network interface board has been
installed. Replace with a prescribed
network interface board.
Network board initialization error
Ne t w .
I n i t .
E r r
An error occurred when the network
interface board was installed. The network interface board may be faulty.
Replace the network interface board.
Details of the Display
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Command Error Display and Countermeasures
Command errors occur during the processing of command data received from
the computer.
If the printer's command set-up differs from the type of command data
sent from the computer
If there is a grammatical error in the command data sent from the computer
The beeper gives three long beeps when a data error occurs.
NOTE
• A command error may occur together with a data error (related
to error code I15). In this case the communication settings
should be checked.
• The command that caused the error may be shown enclosed in
brackets in the data error message.
Undefined command error
MH 0 1
E r r o r [
]
A command that is undefined by MHGL command mode was analyzed.
]
An invalid number of parameters follow
the command.
]
An invalid parameter follows the command.
]
A non-existent character set has been
selected.
Parameter error
MH 0 2
E r r o r [
Numerical value error
MH 0 3
E r r o r [
Undefined character set
MH 0 4
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Position overflow
MH 0 6
E r r o r [
]
Buffer overflow
MH 0 7
E r r o r [
]
The polygon buffer or downloadable
buffer has overflowed.
NOTE
• In each case, first check that the command modes of the computer and printer are compatible. Refer to your computer manual for computer settings.
Details of the Display
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Errors Requiring a Restart
Errors requiring a restart are fatal to the operation of the printer. The power to
the printer must be switched off and the printer must be restarted. They are
caused by an obstruction to the printer drive or damage related to a printer
board.
When an error requiring restart occurs, the printer behaves as follows.
(a) Drive power is shut down automatically.
(b)All LEDs on the control panel flash and the beeper sounds continuously. The beeper will not stop until a key is pressed.
(c) An error code and error name are displayed in the liquid crystal display section.
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the Mechanical System
If an error has occurred in the mechanical system, remove the foreign object,
paper scraps, etc. that are causing the obstruction and restart the printer.
Feed motor error
E 0 6 5 E r r
X
Mo t o r
An error with the media feed motor has
occurred.
Mo t o r
An error with the carriage motor has
occurred.
Carriage motor error
E 0 6 6 E r r
Y
Feed encoder error
E 0 6 9 E r r
X e n c o d e r
An error with the media feed encoder
has occurred.
Carriage encoder error
E 0 7 0 E r r
Y e n c o d e r
An error with the carriage encoder has
occurred.
Feed imposition timeout
E 0 7 1 E r r
X t i me o u t
An error with the media feed imposition has occurred.
Carriage imposition timeout
E 0 7 2 E r r
180
Y t i me o u t
An error with the carriage imposition
has occurred.
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Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the Mechanical System
Feed motor overcurrent
E 0 7 3 E r r
X c u r r e n t
An error with the media feed motor has
occurred.
Carriage motor overcurrent
E 0 7 4 E r r
Y c u r r e n t
An error with the carriage motor has
occurred.
NOTE
• When an error occurs in the XY drive systems, check for an
obstruction in the XY drive systems. If there is an obstruction,
remove it before the power is switched on again.
Sensor detection error
E 0 7 5 E r r
S e n s o r
A sensor can not be detected.
NVRAM error
E 1 2 9 E r r
N V RAM
An error has occurred when writing to
the flash RAM.
Sum-check error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 3 5 ]
A flash RAM sum-check error has
occurred.
NOTE
Details of the Display
• In the case of a Sensor detection error, NVRAM error or Sumcheck error, switch on the power again. If the error persists,
contact your MUTOH local dealer.
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Errors Requiring a Restart
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the CPU System
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the CPU System
Standard DRAM error
E 0 0 1 E r r
DRAM
An access error has occurred in standard DRAM.
Optional DRAM error
E 0 0 2 E r r
O p t . DRAM
An access error has occurred in
extended DRAM (option: sold separately).
Interrupt exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 0 ]
An interrupt exception error has
occurred in the CPU.
Command environment exception error
A command environment exception
E 0 1 6 CPUE r r [ 0 2 ]
error has occurred in the CPU.
Data environment exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 3 ]
A data environment exception error
has occurred in the CPU.
Address exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 4 ]
An address exception error has
occurred in the CPU.
Address exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 5 ]
An address exception error has
occurred in the CPU.
Bus exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 6 ]
A bus exception error has occurred in
the CPU.
Bus exception error
E 0 1 6
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CPUE r r [ 0 7 ]
A bus exception error has occurred in
the CPU.
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Errors Requiring a Restart
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the CPU System
System call exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 8 ]
A system call exception error has
occurred in the CPU.
Break point exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 0 9 ]
A break point exception error has
occurred in the CPU.
Reserved command exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 1 0 ]
A reserved command exception error
has occurred in the CPU.
Unusable co-processor exception error
An unusable co-processor exception
E 0 1 6 CPUE r r [ 1 1 ]
error has occurred in the CPU.
Operation overflow exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 1 2 ]
An operation overflow exception error
has occurred in the CPU.
Trap exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 1 3 ]
A trap exception error has occurred in
the CPU.
Watch exception error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 2 2 ]
A watch exception error has occurred
in the CPU.
Details of the Display
Watchdog timeout error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 3 2 ]
A watchdog timeout error has occurred
in the CPU.
Abort error
E 0 1 6
CPUE r r [ 3 3 ]
An abort error has occurred in the
CPU.
NOTE
• In each case, switch off, wait 10 seconds and switch on.
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Errors Requiring a Restart
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the Heater System
• Errors shown on the Heater Control Panel (line 4).
Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the Heater System
Sensor error
E r r :
F.R.T.sensor
An error has occurred in the Front
Right Temperature Sensor.
F.L.T.sensor
An error has occurred in the Front
Left Temperature Sensor.
R.L.T.sensor
An error has occurred in the Rear
Left Temperature Sensor.
R.R.T.sensor
An error has occurred in the Rear
Right Temperature Sensor.
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
FRFLT.sensor
An error has occurred in the two
Front Temperature Sensors.
Sensor error
Er r:
FRRLT.sensor
An error has occurred in the Front Right
and Rear Left Temperature Sensor.
Sensor error
Er r:
FRRRT.sensor
An error has occurred in the Front Right
and Rear Right Temperature Sensor.
Sensor error
Er r:
FLRLT.sensor
An error has occurred in the Front Left
and Rear Left Temperature Sensor
Sensor error
Er r:
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FLRRT.sensor
An error has occurred in the Front Left
and Rear Right Temperature Sensor
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Errors Requiring Restart that Involve the CPU System
Sensor error
E r r :
RRRLTsensor
An error has occurred in the two
Rear Temperature Sensors.
2FRLTsensor
An error has occurred in both Front and
in the Rear Left Temperature Sensor.
2FRRTsensor
An error has occurred in both Front and
in the Rear Right Temperature Sensor.
FR2RTsensor
An error has occurred in both Rear and
in the Front Right Temperature Sensor.
FL2RTsensor
An error has occurred in both Rear and
in the Front Left Temperature Sensor.
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
Sensor error
Er r:
All T. sensor
An error has occurred in all
temperature sensors.
Sensor error
Heaters Stop
After 10 minutes Real temerature could
not be reach. All heaters stop.
Details of the Display
Er r:
NOTE
• In the case of a Sensor detection error, switch on the power
again. If the error persists, contact your MUTOH local dealer.
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Daily Maintenance
This section gives details of maintenance that should be done every day
(cleaning, ink cartridge replacement, etc.) as well as examples of troubles that
might occur and how handle them.
Cleaning the Printer
PAGE 188
Replacing Ink Cartridges
PAGE 191
Switching Inks
PAGE 192
Replacing the Cutter
PAGE 196
Replacing Waste Liquid Absorbent
Sheet (Waste Ink Bottle)
PAGE 198
Cleaning the Cleaning Wiper
PAGE 200
When Trouble Strikes
PAGE 202
Periodical Maintenance
PAGE 210
Daily Maintenance
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Cleaning the Printer
Wipe the printer with a soft cloth.
CAUTION
• Turn off the power switch when cleaning the printer.
• Don't use thinners or benzene, as these will damage the paint.
• When cleaning, don't open any covers that are fastened by
screws as these contain electrical parts.
• Paper dust is produced when the printer is working. This
should be wiped off periodically. Don't blow it away.
• For stubborn soiling that resists wiping, use a lint-free cloth
moistened with alcohol.
Any scraps of paper clinging to the platen and cutter groove should be wiped
off from right to left with a damp cloth.
Platen
Cutter Groove
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IMPORTANT
• Dust and scraps of paper tend to accumulate over time on the
platen and cutter groove. This leads to poor quality printing
and cutting.
Use a soft damp cloth to wipe away any paper scraps clinging to the pressure
roller.
Clean the drive roller with a nylon brush.
Brush
Drive Roller
IMPORTANT
• Paper scraps on the pressure roller and drive roller may prevent the media from feeding properly and produce a "Jam
check error".
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Use a cotton swab to clean dust and paper scraps from the cover of the media
sensor at the rear.
Bend the swab as shown in the diagram.
Media Sensor Cover
189
Cleaning the Printer
IMPORTANT
• Progressive soiling affects the sensitivity of the sensors and
may cause media to be detected even when no media is loaded.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
If the Falcon Outdoor is displaying "No ink" or "No cartridge", the ink cartridge should
be replaced or inserted without delay. If "Ink low" is displayed, have a replacement cartridge ready.
Step 1
If "No ink" is displayed in the message
display section, from the back, pull out
the ink cartridge for the color that is
shown to be not printing. For example,
if black ink has run out,
[
K ] Ne a r
En d
pull out the black ink cartridge.
[
K ] Ca r t r i d g e
Step 2
Open the new ink cartridge package.
NOTE
Daily Maintenance
• Only genuine ink cartridges can be used. They also need to be
turned in the proper direction for insertion. Make sure not to
confuse the direction and place for insertion.
• Open the ink cartridge just before you load it into the slot.
Printing may be blurred if the ink cartridge is left open for a
long time.
• Ink cartridges should be used within two years of the date that
is printed on the package. Cartridges that have been loaded
into the printer should be replaced within six months.
Step 3
Insert the new cartridge in the slot at
the back of the printer.
Step 4
Check that the permanent message
has been restored in message display
section.
P l o t
OK
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Switching Inks
Use the INK CHANGE procedure to switch from DYE ink to PIGMENTED ink or from
PIGMENTED ink to DYE ink. Use the INK CHANGE procedure to switch from Dye or
Pigmented Ink to ECO-SOLVENT INK.
Important :
After using Eco-Solvent ink it is not possible to change to other type of ink
(pigmented and dye Inks).
Before installing and changing to Eco-Solvent ink, the machine needs to
go through a cleaning cycle with special Eco-Solvent transition liquid.
When using this function, cleaning cassettes need to be installed to the cassettes slots.
Step 1 :
Plot OK
To enter the Menu system, press the [MENU]
key.
* Menu *
Command >
Step 2 :
The key contents change to the yellow section
on the outside of the control panel. Bring up the
“Utility” menu by pressing the [Menu up] key or
[Menu Down] key.
* Menu *
InkChange :
InkChange :
Utility>
No
Yes
Step 3 :
Press the [ENTER] key to enter the “Utility”
menu and shift to the next level.
Step 4 :
Bring up the “InkChange” item by pressing the
[Menu up] key or [Menu Down] key.
Step 5 :
Press the [Value/+] or [Value/-] key to select
“Yes” and press ENTER.
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Switching Inks
Step 6 :
Change Waste Ink
Empty the waste ink bottles.
Change Tank ?
ConfirmChange
Remove Cart
Yes
Yes
Step 7 :
Press the [Value/+] or [Value/-] key to select
“Yes” and press ENTER.
Step 8 :
Press the [Value/+] or [Value/-] key to select
“Yes” and press ENTER.
Step 9 :
Remove ink cartridges from the slot.
Step 10 :
Set Wash Cart
Head Wash
Insert the cleaning cartridge to the ink cartridge
slots. Use the special Eco-solvent Transition
Liquid when changing to Eco-solvent ink.
The head wash starts when the cleaning
cartridge is inserted. The cleaning period is
approximately 15 minutes.
Step 11 :
Remove Wash Cart
Remove the cleaning cartridge from the slot.
Change Waste ink
The rest of the cleaning fluid in the printer unit is
discharged when the cleaning cartridge is
removed.
Step 13 :
Empty the waste ink bottle from the printer unit.
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Step 12 :
Head Wash
Switching Inks
Step 14 :
Change Tank ?
Yes
Press the [Value/+] or [Value/-] key to select
“Yes” and press ENTER.
Step 15 :
ConfirmChange
Yes
Press the [Value/+] or [Value/-] key to select
“Yes” and press ENTER.
Step 16 :
[YMCK] Discharged
If the cassettes that have been removed are
DYE ink cassettes, now insert PIGMENTED ink
cassettes or ECO-SOLVENT ink cassettes.
If the cassettes that have been removed are
PIGMENTED ink cassettes, now insert DYE ink
cassettes or ECO-SOLVENT ink cassettes.
Important :
After using Eco-Solvent ink it is not possible to change to other type of ink
(pigmented and dye Inks).
Step 17 :
Ink Refill
4M
Ink Refill
3M
Ink Refill
2M
Ink Refill
1M
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The initial fill is executed when installing
cartridges.
The display will show the following messages :
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Ink Refill
0M
Ink Refill
4M
Ink Refill
3M
Ink Refill
2M
Ink Refill
1M
Ink Refill
0M
Step 18 :
Plot OK
After filling, the display will show the following
message :
Note :
The cleaning cartridge is one time use only.
·
Only recommended ink cassettes can be used. The also need to be
turned in the proper direction for insertion.
·
Ink cassettes should be used within two years of the date that is
printed on the package. Cassettes that have been loaded into the
printer should be replaced within six months.
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Daily Maintenance
·
Replacing the Cutter
Depending on the type of roll media used, paper dust accumulating on the cutter groove and cutter tip may lead to poor cutting. In this case, the cutter tip
should be cleaned or replaced and the cutter groove should be cleaned.
The cutter is a consumable item. If it is not sharp, replace it. One cutter
should last for about 1000 cuts (about 20 rolls) so it should be replaced periodically.
Step 1
Switch off the power, lower the hold lever and bring the head to the middle.
CAUTION
• Don't move the head with the hold lever up. The head and
media keeper blade may touch, causing damage and poor printing quality.
Step 2
Hold the cutter down with your finger, turn the cutter arm forward and remove
the cutter. Clean the cutter blade with a dry cloth or replace the cutter.
Cutter Arm
CAUTION
• There is a spring in the hole of the cutter holder. Be careful not
to lose it when the cutter is replaced.
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Replacing the Cutter
Step 3
Insert a new cutter blade in the hole in
the head. Press down on the cutter
while you return the cutter arm over the
cutter. The cutter will only fit in one
direction.
CAUTION
• The cutter blade is very brittle. Be careful not to bump it or
drop it.
Step 4
Be sure to return the head to the right by hand before switching on the power.
NOTE
• Cutter life will vary according to the type and thickness of the
media and the usage environment, so you should always keep
a spare cutter blade handy.
Daily Maintenance
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Replacing Waste Liquid Absorbent Sheet (Waste Ink Bottle)
When printing A0 size or larger widths, very small amounts of ink will be ejected on the left edge for stable printing quality. The waste ink ejected on the left
side in that way is collected in a translucent bottle under the main unit (the
waste ink bottle).
Waste Ink Bottle
Step 1
Since there is no panel display or lamp display when the waste liquid
absorbent sheet in the waste ink bottle is to be replaced, you should prepare
to replace the waste liquid absorbent sheet when you see that the bottle is
about half full. Have a new absorbent sheet, a thick vinyl bag and a pair of forceps ready.
NOTE
• Conditions vary for the waste ink bottle to become half full but
it will be after printing about 2000 A0 pages.
Step 2
Remove the waste ink bottle by turning
it to the left. Using absorbent sheet and
forceps, soak up the waste liquid in the
bottle and discard the waste liquid
absorbent sheet into the open vinyl
bag.
Step 3
The waste ink bottle, fitted with new waste liquid absorbent sheet, is installed
in the printer by turning it to the right.
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Replacing Waste Liquid Absorbent Sheet (Waste Ink Bottle)
CAUTION
• The used waste liquid absorbent sheet should be disposed of
as non-combustible material in accordance with your local
civic regulations.
• It would dangerous for children to lick or swallow the
absorbent sheet filled with waste liquid, so dispose of it
promptly or put it out of reach.
• If you accidentally touch the waste liquid, wash with soap and
water at once.
• If it should enter your eye, wash with plenty of water and see a
doctor. If it is licked, gargle with water and wash out straight
away. If it is swallowed, immediately drink plenty of water and
consult a doctor without delay.
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Cleaning the Cleaning Wiper
When the head is cleaned and the type of ink is changed frequently, waste
matter clinging to the cleaning wiper may cause the printing to become faint or
blemished. In such cases, you should clean the cleaning wiper.
Step 1
Switch off the power, lower the hold lever and bring the head to the middle.
CAUTION
• Don't move the head with the hold lever up. The head and
media keeper blade may touch, causing damage and poor printing quality.
Step 2
Clean the cleaning wiper backwards and forwards two or three times with the
cloth for cleaning the cleaning wiper (an accessory item).
Head Cap Unit
Cleaning Wiper
CAUTION
• Clean without your hand coming into direct contact with the
head cap unit, which is near the cleaning wiper. Otherwise oil
may get on the cleaning wiper and it will be unable to clean the
head properly.
• Don't lift up the cleaning wiper when you are cleaning it.
Otherwise it be unable to clean the head properly.
• The cleaning wiper and its surroundings will be soiled with
waste liquid. Be careful not to dirty your hands and clothes.
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Step 3
Return the head to its former position at the right hand end of the printer.
CAUTION
• The head may be damaged by drying ink, etc. if it is not
returned to the right hand end of the printer.
NOTE
• After the cleaning wiper has been cleaned, if head cleaning
does not make the faintness or blemishing in the printing disappear, contact your local Mutoh dealer.
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When Trouble Strikes
If you have trouble that you think may be a malfunction when you are using
the Falcon Outdoor, first check the details on the following tables (troubleshooting).
IMPORTANT
• If you are to receive service, please have your warranty document ready. If you can not produce it, it may not be possible to
check the warranty period and you may be charged for service,
even though it is within the warranty period. Similarly, in the
case of a service contract, please have your contract document
available.
#Nothing happens after power is switched on
Possible Cause
(1) Is the power cable connected?
(2) Is the AC power supply at
the specified voltage?
(3) Is the printer cover open,
or the hold lever up?
Remedy
Connect the power cable.
Reference
Page
Page 37
Use specified voltage.
Page 18
Close the cover.
Put the hold lever down.
Page 19
#Nothing happens after media is loaded
Possible Cause
(1) Is the printer cover open,
or the hold lever up?
(2) Is the media loaded
obliquely?
(3) Are ink cartridges
installed?
202
Remedy
Close the cover.
Put the hold lever down.
Load the media straight.
Install ink cartridges.
Reference
Page
Page 19
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When Trouble Strikes
#Nothing happens after the computer sends data
Reference
Page
Is the interface cable con- Refer to "Connecting the inter- Page 67
nected?
face cable".
Page 40
Are ink cartridges
Install ink cartridges.
installed?
Page 191
Do they contain ink?
Replace ink cartridges.
Page 198
Have you replaced the
Replace waste bottle.
waste bottle?
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Remedy
#When printer sends data, the printer shows and error and
does not print
Possible Cause
(1) Does the computer have
the proper type of equipment selected?
(2) Do interface conditions
and command modes
match on both computer
and printer?
Reference
Page
Check that the equipment type Page 68
settings are the same on both
the computer and printer.
(Refer to "To receive data from
the computer".
Remedy
#Parts of the print are dirty or missing
NOTE
• If the media is not media specified by Mutoh, you may be
unable to obtain proper printing quality.
Possible Cause
Replace with new media.
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Reference
Page
Page 48
When Trouble Strikes
(1) Is the media damp?
(2) Are you using creased or
wrinkled media?
Remedy
203
When Trouble Strikes
#It prints but the position is not right (there are places that
cannot be printed)
Possible Cause
(1) Is the media loaded in the
right position?
(2) Have you made scale or
mirror settings?
(3) Is an initial position specified?
(4) Is the printing abnormal
after ink was filled?
Remedy
Load media correctly.
Cancel scale and mirror settings or repeat the set-up.
Cancel initial position setting
or repeat the set-up
Leave for 24 hours after ink
filling and try printing again
Reference
Page
Page 48
Page 126
and 127
Page 122
Page 38
#Media jams occur frequently
NOTE
• If the media is not media specified by Mutoh, proper media
feeding can not be guaranteed.
Reference
Page
Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
Page 18
Is your usage environUse in the specified environment other than that spec- ment.
ified?
Page 48
Are you using old media? Replace with new media.
Page 48
Is the media creased or
Replace with new media.
wrinkled?
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Remedy
#Roll paper is not cut cleanly
Possible Cause
Remedy
(1) Is the cutter sharp?
Replace cutter.
(2) Is the media charged with Remove static charge.
static electricity?
(3) Are you using cloth?
Cut cloth manually.
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Reference
Page
Page 196
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When Trouble Strikes
#Ink initial filling fails
Possible Cause
(1) Is the printer cover open,
or the hold lever up?
(2) Are all six ink cartridges
inserted right to the back?
(3) Do all six ink cartridges
have the type of ink?
Remedy
Close the cover, put the hold
lever down.
Insert all six cartridges properly.
Insert all six cartridges of the
same type.
Reference
Page
Page 19
Page 40
Page 40
#Ink does not appear even after initial filling
Possible Cause
Remedy
(1) Is the ink cartridge cold
and frozen?
Leave for at least 3 hours at
room temperature (25˚C) then
do cleaning several times.
(2) Was the power cut during Switch on again and continue
initial filling?
with initial filling.
(3) Sometimes the printer
Do several cleanings and
seems unable to print nor- check each time.
mally after initial filling
Reference
Page
Page 38
Page 156
#Media comes off or is torn during media initialization
Reference
Page
Page
48
Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh.
ified by Mutoh?
Page 19
Is the hold lever down?
Put the hold lever down.
Page 49
With cut media, is the
Load cut media with the leadleading edge aligned with ing edge aligned with the edge
the edge of the printing
of the printing board.
board?
Page 52
With roll media, does the Load roll paper correctly so
right hand edge of the
that it moves parallel to the
media move parallel to the guide line.
guide line during media
detection?
Page 52
Is the scroller mounted
Mount the scroller correctly.
correctly?
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(5)
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(4)
Remedy
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When Trouble Strikes
Possible Cause
(6) Is any foreign matter such
as media scraps clinging
to the drive roller?
(7) Is the media sensor dirty?
(8) Are you using the printer
in a place outside the
usage environment, such
as in direct sunlight?
Remedy
Clean the drive roller.
Clean the media sensor.
Bring the environmental conditions for using the printer in
line with the specified environment.
Reference
Page
Page 188
Page 188
Page 18
#Media wrinkles during media initialization
Reference
Page
Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
Page 19
Is the hold lever down?
Put the hold lever down.
Page 49
With cut media, is the
Load cut media with the leadleading edge aligned with ing edge aligned with the edge
the edge of the printing
of the printing board.
board?
Page 52
With roll media, does the Load roll paper correctly so
right hand edge of the
that it moves parallel to the
media move parallel to the guide line.
guide line during media
detection?
Page 49
Is the media loaded
Load the media straight.
obliquely?
Page 188
Is any foreign matter such Clean the drive roller.
as media scraps clinging
to the drive roller?
Are you using the printer Bring the environmental condi- Page 18
in a place outside the
tions for using the printer in
usage environment, such line with the specified environas in the draft from an air ment.
conditioner?
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
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Remedy
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When Trouble Strikes
#Thin media is not detected
Reference
Page
(1) Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
(2) Are you using the printer Bring the environmental condi- Page 18
in a place outside the
tions for using the printer in
usage environment, such line with the specified environas in direct sunlight?
ment
Possible Cause
Remedy
#Wrong media size in media initialization
Reference
Page
Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
Page 18
Is the hold lever down?
Put the hold lever down.
Page 48
Is the media loaded
Load the media straight.
obliquely?
Page 48
Does media tend to curl
Remove the tendency to curl
up when it is loaded?
or load new media.
Are you using the printer Bring the environmental condi- Page 18
in a place outside the
tions for using the printer in
usage environment, such line with the specified environas in the draft from an air ment.
conditioner?
Page 188
Is the media sensor dirty? Clean the media sensor.
Page 48
Are you re-using media
Use new media.
that has already been
printed?
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
Remedy
#Media is skewed during printing
Reference
Page
(1) Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
Page 19
(2) Is the hold lever down?
Put the hold lever down.
Page 52
(3) With roll media, does the Load roll media correctly so
right hand edge of the
that it moves parallel to the
media move parallel to the guide line.
guide line during media
detection?
Remedy
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Possible Cause
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When Trouble Strikes
Possible Cause
(4) Is the scroller mounted
correctly?
Remedy
Mount the scroller correctly
Reference
Page
Page 52
#Can't install printer driver
Possible Cause
Remedy
Reference
Page
Page 70
Page 70
#Can't go online with Centronics
Possible Cause
(1) Is the Centronics interface
cable connected properly?
(2) Does the DATA LED on the
control panel light up
when the application
sends the printing data?
(3) Does the printer's
Centronics setting mode
and timing agree with the
environment on the computer side?
(4) Does the command type
that is currently set-up
match on the application
and on the driver side?
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Remedy
Reference
Page
Page 27
Connect the Centronics interface cable properly.
If the DATA LED does not light
up, contact the application
supplier or the computer supplier.
Align the printer's Centronics Page 136
settings with the timing on the
computer side.
Set up user set-up commands. Page 113
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When trouble strikes
#Printed line is blurred
Reference
Page
Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
Are you using thick media Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
and thin media?
Are you using ordinary
Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
paper?
Page 48
Are you printing on the
Check the printing side of the
printing side of the
media and load it correctly.
media?
Have you tried head
Try head cleaning. Use power- Page 156
cleaning?
ful cleaning.
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Remedy
#White and black bands appear in printing
Reference
Page
Are you using media spec- Use media specified by Mutoh. Page 48
ified by Mutoh?
Page 19
Is the hold lever down?
Put the hold lever down.
Page 48
Is the pressure roller posi- Align the pressure roller with
tioned correctly relative to the media and position it corthe media?
rectly.
Page 52
Is the scroller mounted
Mount the scroller correctly.
correctly?
Possible Cause
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Remedy
#Printed lines do not join
Possible Cause
Replace with new ink cartridges.
Use media specified by Mutoh.
Try head cleaning.
Use powerful cleaning.
Leave for at least 3 hours then
do cleaning several times.
Do a fine adjustment of printing quality.
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Reference
Page
Page 191
When Trouble Strikes
(1) Are the ink cartridges out
of date?
(2) Are you using media specified by Mutoh?
(3) Have you tried head
cleaning?
(4) Is the ink cartridge cold
and frozen?
(5) Did you try the fine
adjustment of printing
quality?
Remedy
Page 48
Page 156
Page 156
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PERIODICAL MAINTENANCE
You have to change some parts of the Falcon Outdoor printer to obtain a good quality. Please refer to the
tables for an overview of periodical maintenance.
You will notice that the X-marks indicate a renewal of the mentioned part(s) after this many months.
You have to change the absorbents every week.
IMPORTANT :
Note that the x-marks in month 6 and month 12 are only to be done by authorised Mutoh
technicians.
Maintenance cycle on Falcon Outdoor 46 “
Description
Print Head
Flush Box Spare Part
Wiper
Sensor on ext. Waste Bottle syst.
Maint. Station GA Assy RJ-6100
Waste Connection tube small
Dust removal in fan area
Cleaning maintenance Station
Cleaning bottle
Blade on press roller 4100/6100P
F-absorbent 1 RJ-4100
Qty
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
18
4
3
4
5
Monthly
6
7
8
9
10
11
X
X
12
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
WEEKLY
Maintenance cycle on Falcon Outdoor 62 “
Description
Print Head
Flush Box Spare Part
Wiper
Sensor on ext. Waste Bottle syst.
Maint. Station GA Assy RJ-6100
Waste Connection tube small
Dust removal in fan area
Cleaning maintenance Station
Cleaning bottle
Blade on press roller 4100/6100P
F-absorbent 1 RJ-4100
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Qty
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
24
4
1
2
3
4
5
Monthly
6
7
8
9
10
11
X
X
12
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
WEEKLY
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Appendix
This section deals with printer specifications, optional items, supply items.
Printer Specifications
PAGE
212
Interface Specifications
PAGE
213
List of Optional and Supply Items
PAGE
216
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Printer Specifications
Falcon Outdoor 46” & Falcon Outdoor 62”, affordable outdoor printers.
Specifications
Model names + types
46” – 4/6 colour channels
62” – 4/6 colour channels
Print Speed
14.49 m²/h (360 x 180 dpi)
3.6 m²/h (720 x 720 dpi)
0.68 m²/h (1440 x 1440 dpi)
Maximum Media Falcon Outdoor 46” 1180 mm
Falcon Outdoor 62” 1574.8 mm
width
Falcon
Outdoor 46” 1160 mm
Maximum Print
Falcon Outdoor 62” 1554.8 mm
Width
High Speed 360 x 180 dpi
Resolutions
Production 720 x 720 dpi
High Quality 1440 x 1440 dpi
Printing Technology
Drop-on-demand Piezo Electric – Microdot™
Ink Consumption
360 dpi : 4.66 ml/m²
720 dpi : 7.98 ml/m²
Ink tank capacity
220 ml ink cassettes
Print Mode Options
Draft (1 & 2 pass), Normal (2 & 4 pass) and Quality (8
& 16 pass)
Print Control Options
Media Microstep Adjust, Origin Reset, Automatic
Image Centering, Closed-Loop proprietary Colour
Calibration system
Ink Tank Options
Eco-Solvent Ink
Automatic take-up System
Standard (Motorized Automatic / 200 Foot Media
Capacity)
LCD display
4 line x 20 Characters with LED Backlight
Media Handling
Front Feed with Front Exit Sheet / Rear Feed with
Front Exit Roll
Media drying System
Pre- and post heaters
Media Cutter
Horizontal auto-cutting
Standard 2” and 3” media core
Media Core Æ
Software
RIP software included
Specifications are liable to changes without prior notice. All trademarks mentioned are
property of their respective owners.
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Interface Specifications
Centronics Interface Specifications
(Bi-directional Parallel Interface: IEEE1284 Compatible)
Modes
Port
Data Length
Transmission Direction
Connector Pin Numbering
Compatible, Nibble, ECP
Port 1
8 bits
Unidirectional (receive only), Bidirectional
18
1
36
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Appendix
Parallel interface pin numbers and signals
Pin Name of signal Signal Direction Pin Name of signal Signal Direction
No.
No.
1 STROBE
RJ Printer <- 19 SG
2 DATA1
RJ Printer <- - > 20 SG
3 DATA2
RJ Printer <- - > 21 SG
4 DATA3
RJ Printer <- - > 22 SG
5 DATA4
RJ Printer <- - > 23 SG
6 DATA5
RJ Printer <- - > 24 SG
7 DATA6
RJ Printer <- - > 25 SG
8 DATA7
RJ Printer <- - > 26 SG
9 DATA8
RJ Printer <- - > 27 SG
10 ACK
RJ Printer -> 28 SG
11 BUSY
RJ Printer -> 29 SG
12 P ERROR
RJ Printer -> 30 SG
13 SELECTED
RJ Printer -> 31 INIT
RJ Printer <14 AUTOFD
RJ Printer <- 32 FAULT
RJ Plotter ->
15 not used
33 not used
16 SG
34 not used
17 FG
35 not used
18 + 5V
36 SELECTIN
RJ Printer <-
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Interface Specifications
Centronics Interface Specifications
Recommended Specifications for Centronics Interface Cable
Interface
Cable Type
Shield Type
IEEE1284 (bidirectional parallel) compatible
AWG28 x 18 pair (twisted pairs)
Metal tapes and braiding (double-shielded
cable)
Characteristic Impedance 62Ω
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Interface Specifications
Network Interface (option) Specifications
Network Interface (option) Specifications
Port
Port 2 (only when optional interface board is fitted)
Network Type Ethernet IEEE802.3
Network I/F
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX * Automatic switching type
* Switching type
(RJ-45 connector, twisted pair cable, category 5)
Protocol
TCP/IP
NetWare (V3.1J)
EtherTalk
Mode
• ftp
• Remote printer mode • Printer name
• lpr
• Print server
• Zone name
• socket
Spool Memory 384 KB
Functions
• Automatic protocol recognition
• Transmission speed 50 to 150 KB/s
• IP address is set up by the remote panel utility
• Other settings are set up with Telnet commands
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List of Optional and Supply Items
• Interface Extension Board
Name of Item
Ethernet interface board (10/100BASE-T)
Model Number
RJ-ETH14TX
Qty.
1 set
• Extended Memory
Name of Item
Extended memory 16 MB
Extended memory 32 MB
Model Number
SIM 16M
SIM 32M
Qty.
1 unit
1 unit
• Other Options
Name of Item
46-inch scroller (for 3-inch paper tube)
Model Number
RJ6146-SR03
Scroller 3"
RJ6146-SR02
Scroller 2"
RJ6162-SR03
Scroller 3"
RJ6162-SR02
Scroller 2"
Qty.
1 unit
• Pigmented Ink Cartridges (220 ml)
Name of Item
Pigment ink cartridge K (black)
Pigment ink cartridge C (cyan)
Pigment ink cartridge M (magenta)
Pigment ink cartridge Y (yellow)
Pigment ink cartridge O (orange)
Pigment ink cartridge G (green)
Model Number
RJ40P-22-BK
RJ40P-22-CY
RJ40P-22-MA
RJ40P-22-YE
RJ60P-22-OR
RJ60P-22-GR
Qty.
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
• Dye Ink Cartridges (220 ml)
Name of Item
Dye ink cartridge K (black)
Dye ink cartridge C (cyan)
Dye ink cartridge M (magenta)
Dye ink cartridge Y (yellow)
Dye ink cartridge LM (Light Magenta)
Dye ink cartridge LC (Light Cyan)
Model Number
RJ40D-22-BK
RJ40D-22-CY
RJ40D-22-MA
RJ40D-22-YE
RJ60D-22-LM
RJ60D-22-LC
Qty.
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
46-inch scroller (for 2-inch paper tube)
62-inch scroller (for 3-inch paper tube)
62-inch scroller (for 2-inch paper tube)
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1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
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List of Optional and Supply Items
• Cutter
Name of Item
Cutter blade
Model Number
RJ8-CBS
Qty.
1 unit
• Eco-Solvent Ink Cartridges (220 ml)
Name of Item
Eco-Solvent ink cartridge K (black)
Eco-Solvent ink cartridge C (cyan)
Eco-Solvent ink cartridge M (magenta)
Eco-Solvent ink cartridge Y (yellow)
Eco-Solvent ink cartridge LM (Light Magenta)
Eco-Solvent ink cartridge LC (Light Cyan)
Model Number
RJ60L-22-BK
RJ60L-22-CY
RJ60L-22-MA
RJ60L-22-YE
RJ60L-22-LM
RJ60L-22-LC
Qty.
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
1 unit
• Ink Switching Set
Name of Item
Ink Switching Set
Model Number
RJ6-CLEAN
Qty.
1 unit
• Cleaning Cassette
Name of Item
Cleaning Cassette
Model Number
RJ-CLEANING
Qty.
1 unit
• Eco-Solvent Transition Cassette
Name of Item
Eco-Solvent Transition Cassette
Model Number
RJ60L-22-CLN
Qty.
1 unit
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