USER'S MANUAL
Thank you very much for purchasing this product.
➢ To ensure correct and safe usage with a full understanding of this product's performance, please be
sure to read through this manual completely and store it in a safe location.
➢ Unauthorized copying or transferral, in whole or in part, of this manual is prohibited.
➢ The contents of this operation manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change
without notice.
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find any misprint or error, please inform us.
➢ Roland DG Corp. assumes no responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may
occur through use of this product, regardless of any failure to perform on the part of this product.
➢ Roland DG Corp. assumes no responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may
occur with respect to any article made using this product.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated
in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
NOTICE
Grounding Instructions
Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit the outlet,
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Check with qualified electrician or service personnel if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if in
doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s
plug.
Repair or replace damaged or worn out cord immediately.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void
the users authority to operate this equipment.
For Canada
CLASS A
NOTICE
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
CLASSE A
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les
exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du
Canada.
ROLAND DG CORPORATION
1-6-4 Shinmiyakoda, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken, JAPAN 431-2103
MODEL NAME
: See the MODEL given on the rating plate.
RELEVANT DIRECTIVE : EC LOW VOLTAGE DIRECTIVE (73/23/EEC)
EC ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY DIRECTIVE (89/336/EEC)
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Roland DG Corp. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an international program that
promotes energy saving through the penetration of energy efficient computers and other office
equipment. The program backs the development and dissemination of products with functions that
effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an open system in which business proprietors can
participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office equipment such as computers, monitors, printers, facsimiles,
copiers, scanners, and multifunction devices. Their standards and logos are uniform among participating nations.
Contents
To Ensure Safe Use ....................................................................................................................... 4
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité .................................................................................................. 12
Important Notes on Handling and Use ........................................................................................... 20
Printer unit .................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Ink cartridges ................................................................................................................................................................ 21
Chapter 1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 23
1-1 Machine Features ................................................................................................................................................. 24
1-2 Part Names and Functions ................................................................................................................................ 25
Printer Unit .................................................................................................................................... 25
Operation Panel ............................................................................................................................ 27
Media Take-up and Feed Systems .................................................................................................. 28
Chapter 2 Operation .......................................................................................................................... 29
2-1 Switching the Power On and Off.................................................................................................................... 30
Switching the Power On and Off ................................................................................................... 30
The Power-saving Feature .............................................................................................................. 31
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media ........................................................................................................................ 32
How to Load Media ...................................................................................................................... 32
How to Cut Off Media ................................................................................................................... 44
2-3 Settings of the Media Heating System ............................................................................................................ 45
What Is the Media Heating System? .............................................................................................. 45
Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System ..................................................... 45
General Guide for the Preset Temperatures ................................................................................... 46
2-4 Starting Printing .................................................................................................................................................... 47
Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer .......................................................................... 47
Printing Tests and Cleaning ............................................................................................................ 48
2-5 If Ink Runs Out ..................................................................................................................................................... 50
Checking for Remaining Ink .......................................................................................................... 50
When Ink Cartridges Become Empty ............................................................................................. 51
Chapter 3 Maintenance and Adjustment ......................................................................................... 53
3-1 Daily Care and Maintenance ............................................................................................................................. 54
Disposing of Discharged Ink ......................................................................................................... 54
Cleaning ........................................................................................................................................ 56
Care and Maintenance of the Print Heads ..................................................................................... 57
3-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective ............................................................................................................ 58
Performing More Powerful Cleaning .............................................................................................. 58
When Powerful Cleaning Is Not Effective ...................................................................................... 59
3-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit .................................................................................................. 60
When the Cleaning Kit Becomes Necessary .................................................................................. 60
How to Perform Cleaning .............................................................................................................. 60
3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts ............................................................................................................................. 64
Replacing the Wipers .................................................................................................................... 64
Replacing the Maintenance Liquid Cartridge ................................................................................ 66
3-5 When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period ..................................................................................................... 70
Important Points to Observe .......................................................................................................... 70
3-6 When Moving the Machine ................................................................................................................................ 71
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Chapter 4 Feature Reference ............................................................................................................ 73
4-1 Pausing or Canceling Printing ........................................................................................................................... 74
Canceling Printing Before It Finishes ............................................................................................. 74
4-2 Setting the Printing Position and Margins ...................................................................................................... 75
Shifting the Print-start Position to the Rear .................................................................................... 75
Shifting the Printing Position to the Left ......................................................................................... 75
4-3 Making Simple Changes to the Printer Settings to Match the Media ..................................................... 76
Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values ........................................................................ 76
Loading a Saved Preset .................................................................................................................. 77
Assigning a Name to a Preset ........................................................................................................ 77
4-4 Optimizing Printing to Match Media Thickness ............................................................................................ 78
Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness ........................................................................ 78
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing ................................................................... 79
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely ........................................... 80
Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like ....................................... 82
4-5 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media ........................................................................................................ 84
Using Transparent Media ............................................................................................................... 84
Preventing Media from Coming Loose .......................................................................................... 86
Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media ....................................................................................... 86
Keeping Media from Being Soiled by Ink Drips ............................................................................. 87
4-6 Changing How the Printer Operates .............................................................................................................. 88
Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty ....................................................... 88
Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode .................................................................. 88
Deactivating the Sleep Mode ......................................................................................................... 89
Changing the Menu Language and the Units of Measurement ...................................................... 89
Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer ............................................................ 90
Returning All Settings to Their Initial Values .................................................................................. 90
Changing the Self-cleaning Settings ............................................................................................... 91
4-7 Changing How the Media Heating System Operates ................................................................................. 92
Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer ....................................................................... 92
Determining How the Media Heating System Operates ................................................................ 92
Switching the Blower Fan On and Off ........................................................................................... 93
4-8 Recording the Amount of Remaining Media ................................................................................................. 94
Displaying the Amount of Remaining Media on the Screen .......................................................... 94
Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is Changed ...................... 94
Printing the Amount of Remaining Media ..................................................................................... 95
4-9 Viewing System Information .............................................................................................................................. 96
Viewing the Serial Number, Firmware Version, and Other Information ......................................... 96
Printing a System Report ............................................................................................................... 96
4-10 Menu List ............................................................................................................................................................. 98
Main menu .................................................................................................................................... 98
Language and Unit Menu ............................................................................................................ 102
Cleaning Menu ............................................................................................................................ 102
Media Heating System Configuration Menu ................................................................................ 102
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Chapter 5 What to Do If .................................................................................................................. 103
5-1 The Machine Doesn't Run ................................................................................................................................ 104
The Printer Unit Doesn't Run ...................................................................................................... 104
The Media Take-up or Feed System Doesn't Run ......................................................................... 104
The Dryer Doesn't Warm Up ....................................................................................................... 104
The Preheater and Print Heater Don't Warm Up ......................................................................... 104
5-2 Attractive Printing Is Impossible ..................................................................................................................... 105
Printed Results Are Coarse or Contain Horizontal Stripes ........................................................... 105
Colors Are Unstable or Uneven ................................................................................................... 105
The Media Becomes Soiled When Printed ................................................................................... 106
5-3 The Media Jams ................................................................................................................................................... 107
The Media Jams ........................................................................................................................... 107
5-4 The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly .................................................................................................. 108
The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly .................................................................................. 108
5-5 Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable ........................................................................................ 109
Media Wrinkles or Shrinks .......................................................................................................... 109
The Media Is Not Straight ............................................................................................................ 109
Media Feed Is Not Smooth .......................................................................................................... 109
5-6 The Print Heads Stopped Moving .................................................................................................................. 110
What to Do First .......................................................................................................................... 110
If the Heads Still Do Not Move ................................................................................................... 110
5-7 If a Message Appears ......................................................................................................................................... 111
5-8 If an Error Message Appears ........................................................................................................................... 112
Chapter 6 Specifications .................................................................................................................. 115
6-1 Usable Media ....................................................................................................................................................... 116
Conditions for Usable Media ....................................................................................................... 116
6-2 Printing Area ........................................................................................................................................................ 117
Printing Area and Margins ........................................................................................................... 117
6-3 Locations of the Power Rating and Serial Number Labels ...................................................................... 118
6-4 Specifications ....................................................................................................................................................... 119
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Copyright© 2005 Roland DG Corporation
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Improper handling or operation of this machine may result in injury or damage to property.
Points which must be observed to prevent such injury or damage are described as follows.
About
WARNING and
WARNING
CAUTION Notices
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used improperly.
CAUTION
* Material damage refers to damage or other adverse effects caused with respect to the home and all its furnishings, as well to domestic animals or pets.
About the Symbols
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions or warnings. The specific meaning of
the symbol is determined by the design contained within the triangle. The symbol at left means
"danger of electrocution."
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never be carried out (are forbidden). The
specific thing that must not be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. The
symbol at left means the unit must never be disassembled.
The symbol alerts the user to things that must be carried out. The specific thing that must be
done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. The symbol at left means the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
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To Ensure Safe Use
Incorrect operation may cause injury
WARNING
Be sure to follow the operation procedures described in this documentation.
Never allow anyone unfamiliar with the
usage or handling of the machine to touch
it.
Incorrect usage or handling may lead to an accident.
Keep children away from the machine.
The machine includes areas and components
that pose a hazard to children and may result in
injury, blindness, choking, or other serious accident.
CAUTION
Exercise caution to avoid being pinched
or becoming caught.
Inadvertent contact with certain areas may cause
the hand or fingers to be pinched or become
caught. Use care when performing operations.
Never attempt operation while wearing a
necktie, necklace, or loose clothing. Bind
long hair securely.
Such items may become caught in the machine,
resulting in injury.
Never operate the machine while tired or
after ingesting alcohol or any medication.
Operation requires unimpaired judgment. Impaired judgment may result in an accident.
Conduct operations in a clean, brightly lit
location.
Working in a location that is dark or cluttered
may lead to an accident, such as becoming caught
in the machine as the result of an inadvertent
stumble.
Never use the machine for any purpose
for which it is not intended, or use the
machine in an undue manner that exceeds
its capacity.
Doing so may result in injury or fire.
Never climb or lean on the machine.
The machine is not made to support a person.
Climbing or leaning on the machine may dislodge components and cause a slip or fall, resulting in injury.
For accessories (optional and consumable
items, AC adapter, power cord, and the
like), use only genuine articles compatible
with this machine.
Incompatible items may lead to an accident.
When attempting cleaning, maintenance,
or attachment or detachment of optional
items, follow the instructions given in this
guide.
Incorrect operation or handling may result in
injury or electrical shock.
Never attempt to disassemble, repair, or
modify the machine.
Doing so may result in fire, electrical shock, or
injury. Entrust repairs to a trained service technician.
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Danger of electrical short, shock, electrocution, or fire
WARNING
Connect to an electrical outlet that complies with this machine's ratings (for voltage, frequency, and current).
Incorrect voltage or insufficient current may
cause fire or electrical shock.
Ratings
WARNING
Handle the power cord, plug, and electrical outlet correctly and with care. Never
use any article that is damaged.
Using a damaged article may result in fire or
electrical shock.
When using an extension cord or power
strip, use one that adequately satisfies the
machine's ratings (for voltage, frequency,
and current).
Use of multiple electrical loads on a single electrical outlet or of a lengthy extension cord may
cause fire.
Connect to ground.
This can prevent fire or electrical shock due to
current leakage in the event of malfunction.
Never use out of doors or in any location
where exposure to water or high humidity may occur. Never touch with wet hands.
Doing so may result in fire or electrical shock.
Never allow any foreign object to get inside. Never expose to liquid spills.
Inserting objects such as coins or matches or
allowing beverages to be spilled into the ventilation ports may result in fire or electrical shock.
If anything gets inside, immediately disconnect
the power cord and contact your authorized
Roland DG Corp. dealer.
Never place any flammable object nearby.
Never use a combustible aerosol spray
nearby. Never use in any location where
gases can accumulate.
Combustion or explosion may be a danger.
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Position so that the power plug is within
immediate reach at all times.
This is to enable quick disconnection of the
power plug in the event of an emergency. Install
the machine next to an electrical outlet. Also,
provide enough empty space to allow immediate access to the electrical outlet.
If sparking, smoke, burning odor, unusual
sound, or abnormal operation occurs, immediately unplug the power cord. Never
use if any component is damaged.
Continuing to use the machine may result in fire,
electrical shock, or injury. Contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
To Ensure Safe Use
Important notes about the power cord, plug, and electrical outlet
Never place any object on top or subject to
damage.
Never allow to get wet.
Never bend or twist with undue force.
Never make hot.
Never pull with undue force.
Dust may cause fire.
Never bundle, bind, or roll up.
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Ink, cleaning fluid, and discharged fluid are flammable and toxic
WARNING
Keep open flame away from the work area.
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable.
Never store ink, maintenance liquid, or discharged fluid in any of the following locations.
➢ Any location exposed to open flame
➢ Any location where high temperature
may occur
➢ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
➢ Any location within the reach of children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by
children may pose a health hazard.
CAUTION
Ensure adequate ventilation for the work
area.
Failing to perform ventilation may result in a
health hazard or danger of combustion due to
ink fumes.
Never allow an ink cartridge to be subjected to impact, and never attempt to
disassemble.
Ink may leak.
Never place an ink cartridge in fire.
Ink may flow out, catch fire, and spread fire to
other nearby objects.
Never drink or sniff ink, maintenance liquid, or discharged fluid, or allow them to
come in contact with the eyes or skin.
Doing so may be hazardous to the health.
In the event of ingestion or physical distress
➢In the event of contact with the eyes, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If eye irritation
continues, seek treatment by a physician.
➢In the event of contact with skin, immediately wash with soap. If irritation or inflammation occur, seek treatment by a physician.
➢In the event of ingestion, do not induce vomiting, and immediately seek treatment by a physician. Forcibly
inducing vomiting may lead to danger of choking.
➢If odor leads to physical distress, move to a well-ventilated location and rest quietly. If dizziness or nausea
persists, seek treatment by a physician.
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This machine weighs 700 kg (1550 lb.). Media weighs 100 kg (220 lb.)
WARNING
WARNING
Entrust operations such as transportation,
unloading, and emplacement to trained
workers.
Handling requires special equipment and training. Performing operations in an unreasonable
manner may result in a major accident.
When loading or moving roll media, use
lifting equipment, and exercise care to
prevent falls.
Attempting manual lifting of heavy media that
taxes your strength may cause physical injury.
Also, if dropped, such items may cause injury.
Install the machine in a location that is
level, stable, and able to bear the weight
of the machine.
The total weight of the machine may reach 700
kg (1550 lb.) or more. Installation in an unsuitable location may cause a major accident, including tipover, fall, or collapse.
When storing roll media, implement adequate safety measures to ensure that the
stored media will not roll, fall, or topple
over.
Danger exists of becoming pinned under the
media and suffering serious injury.
Be sure to anchor the stand to the floor.
If the machine should begin to topple, a major
accident may result, including crushing of the
appendages or the body.
Danger of fire, burns, or toxic gas emissions
WARNING
Caution: high temperatures.
Areas such as the dryer become hot. Exercise
caution to avoid fire or burns.
WARNING
Never use media that cannot withstand
heat.
Doing so may degrade the media, or may result
in fire or the release of toxic gases.
When printing is not being performed,
remove any loaded media or switch off the
power.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause the release of toxic gases from
the media or pose a fire hazard.
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Warning Labels
Warning labels are affixed to make areas of danger immediately clear. The meanings of these
labels are as follows. Be sure to heed their warnings.
Also, never remove the labels or allow them to become obscured.
Caution: Moving Print Heads
The print heads inside the cover move at
high speed and pose a hazard. Never insert
the hand or fingers into the gap.
Flammable
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable. Keep
away from open flame.
Ink Is Toxic
Ink and discharged fluid are toxic. Avoid
contact with the body. Use only in a wellventilated area.
Caution: High Temperature
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise
caution to avoid fire or burns.
Caution: Pinching Hazard
Be careful not to allow the fingers to
become pinched when closing the cover.
Caution: High Temperature
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise
caution to avoid fire or burns.
Caution: Pinching Hazard
Be careful not to allow the fingers to
become pinched when loading media or
closing covers.
Flammable
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable. Keep
away from open flame.
Ink Is Toxic
Ink and discharged fluid are toxic. Avoid
contact with the body. Use only in a wellventilated area.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
La manipulation ou l'utilisation inadéquates de cet appareil peuvent causer des blessures ou
des dommages matériels. Les précautions à prendre pour prévenir les blessures ou les dommages
sont décrites ci-dessous.
Avis sur les avertissements
ATTENTION
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de décès ou de blessure grave en
cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de blessure ou de dommage matériel
en cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
PRUDENCE
* Par dommage matériel, il est entendu dommage ou tout autre effet
indésirable sur la maison, tous les meubles et même les animaux
domestiques.
À propos des symboles
Le symbole
attire l'attention de l'utilisateur sur les instructions importantes ou les
avertissements. Le sens précis du symbole est déterminé par le dessin à l'intérieur du triangle.
Le symbole à gauche signifie "danger d'électrocution".
Le symbole
avertit l'utilisateur de ce qu'il ne doit pas faire, ce qui est interdit. La chose
spécifique à ne pas faire est indiquée par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à gauche
signifie que l'appareil ne doit jamais être démonté.
Le symbole prévient l'utilisateur sur ce qu'il doit faire. La chose spécifique à faire est indiquée
par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à gauche signifie que le fil électrique doit être
débranché de la prise.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
L'utilisation incorrecte peut causer des blessures
ATTENTION
S'assurer de suivre les procédures
d'utilisation décrites dans la documentation. Ne jamais permettre à quiconque ne
connaît pas le fonctionnement ou la
manutention de l’appareil de le toucher.
L'utilisation ou la manutention incorrectes
peuvent causer un accident.
Garder les enfants loin de l'appareil.
L'appareil comporte des zones et des
composants qui présentent un danger pour les
enfants et qui pourraient causer des blessures,
la cécité, la suffocation ou d'autres accidents
graves.
Ne jamais faire fonctionner l'appareil
après avoir consommé de l'alcool ou des
médicaments, ou dans un état de fatigue.
L'utilisation de l'appareil exige un jugement sans
faille. L'utilisation avec les facultés affaiblies
pourrait entraîner un accident.
Ne jamais utiliser l'appareil à des fins
autres que celles pour lesquelles il est
conçu. Ne jamais l'utiliser de manière abusive ou d'une manière qui dépasse sa
capacité.
Le non-respect de cette consigne peut causer
des blessures ou un incendie.
Utiliser uniquement des accessoires
d'origine (accessoires en option, articles
consommables, adaptateur CA, câble
d'alimentation et autres articles
semblables), compatibles avec l'appareil.
Les articles incompatibles risquent de causer des
accidents.
Suivre les instructions données dans ce
guide pour le nettoyage, l'entretien,
l'installation ou le retrait des accessoires
en option.
La manipulation ou l'utilisation incorrectes
risquent de causer des blessures ou un choc
électrique.
ATTENTION
Ne jamais tenter de démonter, de réparer
ou de modifier l'appareil.
Le non-respect de cette consigne risque de
provoquer un incendie, un choc électrique ou
des blessures. Confier les réparations à un
technicien ayant la formation requise.
PRUDENCE
Faire preuve de prudence pour éviter
l'écrasement ou le coincement.
La main ou les doigts peuvent être écrasés ou
coincés s'ils entrent en contact avec certaines
surfaces par inadvertance. Faire preuve de prudence pendant l'utilisation de l'appareil.
Ne jamais faire fonctionner l'appareil si on
porte une cravate, un collier ou des
vêtements amples. Bien attacher les
cheveux longs.
Ces vêtements ou ces objets peuvent être
coincés dans l'appareil, ce qui causerait des
blessures.
Utiliser l'appareil dans un endroit propre
et bien éclairé.
Travailler dans un endroit sombre ou encombré
peut causer un accident; l'utilisateur risque, par
exemple, de trébucher malencontreusement et
d'être coincé par une partie de l'appareil.
Ne jamais grimper ni s'appuyer sur la
machine.
La machine n'est pas conçue pour supporter le
poids d'une personne. Grimper ou s'appuyer sur
la machine peut déplacer des éléments et causer
un faux pas ou une chute, ce qui causerait des
blessures.
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Risque de décharge ou de choc électrique,
d'électrocution ou d'incendie
ATTENTION
Brancher à une prise électrique conforme
aux caractéristiques de cet appareil (tension, fréquence et courant).
Une tension incorrecte ou un courant insuffisant
peuvent causer un incendie ou un choc
électrique.
Caractéristiques
ATTENTION
Manipuler le câble d'alimentation, la fiche
et la prise électrique correctement et avec
soin.
Ne jamais utiliser un article endommagé, car cela
pourrait causer un incendie ou un choc
électrique.
Si une rallonge ou une bande
d'alimentation électrique sont utilisées,
s'assurer qu'elles correspondent aux
caractéristiques de l'appareil (tension,
fréquence et courant).
L'utilisation de plusieurs charges électriques sur
une prise unique ou une longue rallonge peut
causer un incendie.
Mise à la terre.
La mise à la terre peut prévenir un incendie ou
un choc électrique dus à une fuite de courant
en cas de défaillance.
Ne jamais utiliser à l'extérieur ni à un
endroit où l'appareil risque d'être exposé
à de l'eau ou à une humidité élevée. Ne
jamais toucher l'appareil avec des mains
mouillées.
Le non-respect de cette consigne risque de
provoquer un incendie ou un choc électrique.
Ne jamais insérer d'objet étranger dans
l'appareil. Ne jamais exposer l'appareil aux
déversements de liquides.
L'insertion d'objets comme des pièces de
monnaie ou des allumettes, ou le déversement
de liquides dans les orifices de ventilation
peuvent causer un incendie ou un choc
électrique. Si un objet ou du liquide s'infiltre dans
l'appareil, débrancher immédiatement le câble
d'alimentation et communiquer avec le
représentant Roland DG Corp. autorisé.
Ne jamais placer d'objet inflammable à
proximité de l'appareil. Ne jamais utiliser
de produit inflammable en aérosol à
proximité de l'appareil. Ne jamais utiliser
l'appareil dans un endroit où des gaz
peuvent s'accumuler.
Une combustion ou une explosion pourraient
se produire.
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Placer l'appareil de façon à ce que la fiche
soit facile d'accès en tout temps.
Ainsi, l'appareil pourra être débranché
rapidement en cas d'urgence. Installer l'appareil
près d'une prise électrique. En outre, prévoir
suffisamment d'espace pour que la prise
électrique soit facile d'accès.
S'il se produit des étincelles, de la fumée,
une odeur de brûlé, un bruit inhabituel ou
un fonctionnement anormal, débrancher
immédiatement le câble d'alimentation.
Ne jamais utiliser si un composant est
endommagé.
Continuer à utiliser l'appareil peut causer un
incendie, un choc électrique ou des blessures.
Communiquer avec le représentant Roland DG
Corp.Autorisé.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Remarques importantes à propos du câble d'alimentation, de la fiche et de la prise électrique
Ne jamais déposer aucun objet sur le câble, sur la fiche
ou sur la prise car cela risque de les endommager.
Ne jamais laisser l'eau toucher le câble, la
fiche ou la prise.
Ne jamais plier ni tordre le câble avec une
force excessive.
Ne jamais chauffer le câble, la fiche ou la
prise.
Ne jamais tirer sur le câble ou la fiche avec
une force excessive.
La poussière peut causer un incendie.
Ne jamais plier ni enrouler le câble.
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L'encre, les liquides nettoyants et les liquides
usées sont inflammables et toxiques
ATTENTION
Ne pas approcher une flamme nue de
l'espace de travail.
L'encre et les liquides usés sont inflammables.
Ne jamais entreposer d'encre, de liquide
de nettoyage ou d'entretien ni de liquides
usés dans les endroits suivants :
➢ un endroit exposé à une flamme nue;
➢ un endroit où il y a risque de
température élevée;
➢ près d'eau de Javel, d'un autre agent
d'oxydation ou de matériel explosif;
➢ tout endroit à la portée d'enfants.
Il y a risque d'incendie. L'ingestion accidentelle
par un enfant peut présenter un risque pour la
santé.
PRUDENCE
S'assurer que le lieu de travail est bien
aéré.
L'absence d'aération adéquate peut créer une
situation dangereuse pour la santé ou un risque
de combustion à cause des vapeurs qui émanent
de l'encre.
Ne jamais soumettre une cartouche
d'encre à des chocs. Ne jamais tenter
d'ouvrir une cartouche d'encre.
De l'encre pourrait s'échapper.
Ne jamais incinérer une cartouche
d'encre.
De l'encre pourrait couler, s'enflammer et le feu
se répandre à des objets proches.
Ne jamais boire l'encre, le liquide de
nettoyage ou d'entretien ni les liquides
usés, ne pas en respirer les vapeurs et ne
pas laisser ces produits entrer en contact
avec les yeux ou la peau.
Cela est dangereux pour la santé.
En cas d'ingestion ou de trouble physique
➢En cas de contact avec les yeux : rincer immédiatement et abondamment à l'eau courante pendant au moins 15
minutes. Si les yeux sont toujours irrités, consulter un médecin.
➢En cas de contact avec la peau : laver immédiatement à l'eau et au savon. En cas d’irritation ou d’inflammation
de la peau : consulter un médecin.
➢En cas d'ingestion : ne pas provoquer le vomissement et demander immédiatement l'aide d'un médecin. Provoquer
le vomissement peut créer un risque de suffocation.
➢Si l'odeur cause un trouble physique, amener la personne dans un endroit bien aéré et la faire se reposer. Si
l'étourdissement ou la nausée persistent, consulter un médecin.
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Le poids de cet appareil est de 700 kg (1550 lb.)
Le poids du support est de 100 kg (220 lb.)
ATTENTION
ATTENTION
Confier les opérations comme le transport, le déchargement et la mise en place
à des travailleurs qui ont reçu la formation requise.
La manutention exige de la formation et de
l'équipement spécialisés. Tenter de procéder à
ces opérations de manière intempestive peut
provoquer un accident grave.
Lors du chargement ou du déplacement
de support en rouleau, utiliser de
l'équipement de levage et faire preuve de
prudence pour éviter les chutes.
Tenter de soulever manuellement des objets
trop lourds peut causer des blessures. En outre,
si ces objets sont échappés, ils peuvent causer
des blessures.
Installer l'appareil à un endroit stable et
plat et capable de supporter son poids.
Le poids total de l'appareil peut être d'au moins
700 kg (1550 lb.). Installer l'appareil à un endroit
inapproprié peut provoquer un accident grave
comme le renversement, la chute ou
l'écrasement.
Prendre les mesures de sécurité
adéquates pour l'entreposage des rouleaux de support pour s'assurer qu'ils ne
rouleront pas, ne tomberont pas et ne se
renverseront pas.
Il y a risque d'être écrasé par le support et de
subir des blessures graves.
S'assurer d'ancrer la base de l'appareil au
sol.
Si l'appareil devait commencer à basculer, il
s'ensuivrait un accident grave, par exemple
l'écrasement de membres ou du corps.
Risque d'incendie, de brûlures ou d'émissions de gaz toxiq
ATTENTION
Attention : températures élevées.
Les zones comme le séchoir chauffent. Faire
preuve de prudence pour éviter un incendie ou
des brûlures.
Quand aucun travail d'impression n'est en
cours, retirer tout support de l'appareil ou
couper l'alimentation électrique.
L'application continue de chaleur à un point
unique peut causer l'émission de gaz toxiques
ou créer un risque d'incendie.
ATTENTION
Ne jamais utiliser un support qui ne peut
pas supporter la chaleur.
L'utilisation d'un support qui ne supporte pas la
chaleur peut détériorer le support, créer un risque d'incendie ou causer l'émission de gaz
toxiques.
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Vignettes d'avertissement
Des vignettes d'avertissement sont apposées pour qu'il soit facile de repérer les zones
dangereuses. La signification des vignettes est donnée ci-dessous. Respecter les avertissements.
Ne jamais retirer les vignettes et ne pas les laisser s'encrasser.
Attention : Têtes d'impression mobiles
Les têtes d'impression sous le couvercle se
déplacent à haute vitesse et représentent un
danger. Ne jamais insérer la main ou les
doigts dans l'ouverture.
Inflammable
L'encre et les liquides usés sont
inflammables. Les garder loin de toute
flamme nue.
L'encre est toxique
L'encre et les liquides usés sont toxiques.
Éviter tout contact avec le corps. Utiliser
uniquement dans un endroit bien aéré.
Attention : Température élevée
La platine et la surface de séchage chauffent.
Être prudent pour éviter un incendie ou des
brûlures.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Faire attention de ne pas coincer les doigts
lors de la fermeture du couvercle.
Attention : Température élevée
La platine et la surface de séchage chauffent.
Être prudent pour éviter un incendie ou des
brûlures.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Faire attention de ne pas coincer les doigts
pendant le chargement du support ou lors
de la fermeture du couvercle.
Inflammable
L'encre et les liquides usés sont
inflammables. Les garder loin de toute
flamme nue.
L'encre est toxique
L'encre et les liquides usés sont toxiques.
Éviter tout contact avec le corps. Utiliser
uniquement dans un endroit bien aéré.
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Important Notes on Handling and Use
This machine is a precision device. To ensure the full performance of this machine, be sure to
observe the following important points. Failure to observe these may not only result in loss of
performance, but may also cause malfunction or breakdown.
Printer unit
This Machine Is a Precision Device
➢Handle carefully, and never subject the machine to impact or excessive force.
➢Never needlessly put your hand or fingers inside the cover, the ink-cartridge ports, or other internal areas of
the machine.
Install in a Suitable Location
➢Install in a location having the specified temperature and relative humidity.
➢Install in a quiet, stable location offering good operating conditions.
Leave the Main Power on at All Times
➢To keep the print heads from drying out, keep the main power switched on at all times, even when you're not
using the machine. For more information about switching the power on and off, read this manual carefully and
carry out the operation properly.
The Print Heads Are Delicate
➢Never needlessly touch or allow media to scrape them. Failure to handle with care may cause damage.
➢The print heads may be damaged if allowed to dry out. The machine prevents desiccation automatically, but
improper operation may render this feature inoperative. Operate properly, as specified in this manual.
➢Never allow the machine to stand with an ink cartridge removed. Remaining ink in the printer may harden and
clog the print heads.
➢The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the frequency of replacement depending on use.
This Machine Becomes Hot
➢Never cover the ventilation holes with cloth, tape, or anything else.
When Moving the Machine
➢Special preparations are required when moving the machine. Please check with your authorized Roland DG
Corp. dealer ahead of time.
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Important Notes on Handling and Use
Ink cartridges
Ink Cartridges Come in Various Types
➢Use a type that is compatible with the printer. Also, be sure to use only genuine items from Roland DG Corp.
Never Subject to Impact or Attempt to Disassemble
➢Never drop or shake forcefully. The impact may rupture the internal pouch and cause the ink to leak.
➢Never attempt to disassemble.
➢Never attempt to refill the ink.
➢If ink gets on your hands or clothing, wash it off as soon as possible. Removal may become difficult if allowed
to stand.
Storage
➢Store unopened in a well-ventilated location at a temperature of -20 to 40˚C (-4 to 104˚F).
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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1-1 Machine Features
This machine is a high-speed, grand-format printer compatible with media having a width of 104 inches.
➢ It provides ample image quality for large outdoor signs and the like even in its fastest mode, demonstrating high
practicality and productivity.
➢ The media take-up and feed systems and the media heating system are provided with the standard features that
high-speed, high-volume printing requires.
➢ The machine is capable of high-density printing on outdoor-advertisement media, so it can achieve high weatherability even with the ink-jet system it uses.
➢ A self-cleaning feature performs automatic cleaning for the print heads, reducing the time and effort of daily maintenance. Other considerations enhance ease of use, including a preset feature that lets you save media-specific
settings.
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Printer Unit
Front Cover
Be sure to close this when
you perform printing.
Loading Lever
You operate this when
you load media.
Operation Panel
You use this to perform various operations.
☞ p 27 "Operation Panel"
You can place a
cleaning kit here.
Cartridge Slots
This is where ink cartridges
are installed. Installation is
accomplished by opening the
cover.
Dryer
This speeds up ink-drying. It
comprises a drying heater that
warms the media and a blower
fan that blows moving air onto
the surface of the media.
Right Side Cover
You remove this when you
perform maintenance.
Dryer Main Power Switch
This is the main power switch for the dryer.
Printer Main Power Switch
This is the main power switch for the printer unit.
Printer Power-cord Connector
This supplies power to the printer unit and media
take-up and feed systems. A 200 to 240 V electrical
outlet is required.
Dryer Power-cord Connector
This supplies power to the dryer. A 200 to 240 V
electrical outlet is required.
Ethernet Connector
This is used to connect the
printer to a network.
Drain Bottle
This collects drained ink and other such fluids.
Discard any collected fluid before it overflows.
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Platen
This is the path over which
the media passes. A suction
fan that keeps the media
from coming loose and a
preheater and print heater
that help fix the ink are
built in.
Media Clamps
These keep the media from
coming loose and prevent
fuzz on the cut edge of the
media from touching the
print heads.
Pinch Rollers
These clamp the media
when the loading lever is
pulled back toward you.
Grit Rollers
These rollers feed out media toward the front of the
machine.
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Knife Guide
The media can be cut off
with a straight edge by inserting a retractable knife
into this groove.
Print-head Carriage
The print heads are inside
this.
1-2 Part Names and Functions
Operation Panel
BUSY Light
This lights up during printing
and other such operations.
Display Screen
This displays various setting menus and other information.
SETUP Key
You press this when you
load media. This lights
up when media is
loaded and the machine
is ready to perform
printing.
PAUSE Key
This pauses printing.
BASE POINT Key
You use this when you
want to set the printstart position. This lights
up when the set has
been made.
TEST PRINT Key
Holding this down for
one second or longer
performs a printing test.
CLEANING Key
You use this to perform
cleaning of the print
heads.
Sub Power Switch
This switches the printer
on and off. (To switch
the printer off, you hold
down the switch for one
second or longer). This
flashes slowly when the
machine is in the sleep
mode.
MENU Key
You press this to enter
the menus for various
settings.
Cursor Keys
You use these to select settings for menu items, to
move the media, and for
other such operations.
ENTER Key
You use this for such
tasks as enabling setting
values.
HEATER CONFIG Key
You press this to make
the temperature setting
for the media heating system. This flashes during
warm-up, then remains
steadily lighted when the
preset temperature is
reached.
Panel Notation
In this document, the keys and lights on the control panel are indicated by the following images.
SETUP Key
MENU Key
HEATER CONFIG Key
ENTER Key
Cursor Keys
PAUSE Key
TEST PRINT Key
CLEANING Key
BASE POINT Key
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Media Take-up and Feed Systems
AUTO Switch
This makes the direction of
rotation for take-up and feed
during printing change automatically.
Power Switch
This switches take-up and
feed units on and off.
MANUAL Switch
You use this when you want
to operate the take-up and
feed units manually.
Take-up Dancer Roller
This maintains uniform tension for take-up media.
Feed Unit
This rotates roll media to feed
it to the printer.
Take-up Unit
This rotates the roll shaft to
take up media.
Roll Shafts
Feed Dancer Roller
This maintains uniform tension for the feed media.
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Guide Roller
Chapter 2
Operation
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2-1 Switching the Power On and Off
Switching the Power On and Off
This machine has four power switches. You switch on all four when using the machine.
When you finish printing, you turn off switches 3 and 4 as required. You also flip down the loading lever to the
rear of the machine.
Leave the two main power switches (1 and 2) on at all times, never switching either one off. (The machine monitors the
print heads for dryness and automatically performs cleaning while switched on.)
WARNING
When printing is not being performed, remove any loaded media or switch off the
power.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause the release of toxic gases from
the media or pose a fire hazard.
Be sure to leave switched on at all times.
➁ Main power switch ➀ Main power switch
for the dryer
for the printer
➂ Sub power switch
for the printer
Turn this switch on after
closing the front cover. To
turn it off, hold down the
switch for one second or
longer.
➃ Power switches for
the media take-up
and feed systems
Flip the loading lever down to
the rear when not in use.
Important Note on Switching Off the Power
Never switch off the printer's main power or unplug the power cord
suddenly while operation is in progress. Doing so may damage the print
heads. To turn off the power, switch off only the sub power (except
when you're performing tasks such as moving the machine).
If the main power is accidentally switched off, immediately turn the
main power and sub power back on.
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2-1 Switching the Power On and Off
The Power-saving Feature
This machine is provided with a power-saving feature that switches to a low-power "sleep mode" when a fixed
interval passes with no operation. The factory default for the time after which the machine switches to the sleep
mode is 30 minutes.
You can change the setting for the time of the shift to the sleep mode. You can also switch off the power-saving
feature.
☞ p 88 "Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode"
☞ p 89 "Deactivating the Sleep Mode"
When the machine is in the sleep mode, the sub power switch flashes slowly and the media heating system
stops.
Using the control panel or performing operations such as sending printing data from the computer (when media
is loaded) restore the machine to its normal mode.
To reduce power consumption and prevent problems such as overheating, we recommend leaving the powersaving feature on and setting the activation time for the sleep mode to 30 minutes or less.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
How to Load Media
WARNING
When loading or moving roll media, use lifting equipment, and exercise care to
prevent falls.
Attempting manual lifting of heavy media that taxes your strength may cause physical injury.
Also, if dropped, such items may cause injury.
WARNING
Never load media that weighs more than 100 kg (220 lb.) .
The machine may fail to withstand the weight and tip over or cause the media to fall.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
➢ Never use media less than 1,220 mm (48 inches) in width. Doing so may result in incorrect media movement, or
malfunction or damage to the machine.
Important Notes on This Procedure
When loading media onto the roll shaft, be sure to use the included media gauge.
Loading media using the media gauge enables you to load the media at a laterally balanced position, as shown
in the figure below.
Load so that the left and
right margins are the same.
Loading media at a position where its left and right edges are unbalanced may result in incorrect media movement or jams.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
1. Load the media onto the roll shaft.
■ Media having an outward curl
Press in to fit on securely.
Press in to fit on securely.
Hexagonal wrench
(large)
Printed surface
Hexagonal wrench
(large)
Roll media
Reinforcement pipe
End cap
Spacer
Roll shaft
End cap
Bearing
Media gauge
Bearing
Using the media gauge, adjust the positioning of the
end cap.
Place this surface against
the media.
* The media gauge has a scale indicating media
width. Place the end of the media gauge against
the edge of the media and align the end face of the
bearing with the scale mark for the media width
you're using.
For a media width of 2,500 mm
Reinforcement pipe
Use this when loading media that has a width of 1,880
mm (74 inches) or wider. It reduces sagging of the
roll media.
End cap Reinforcement pipe
Media
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
■ Media having an inward curl
Press in to fit on securely.
Press in to fit on securely.
Hexagonal wrench
(large)
Printed surface
Hexagonal wrench
(large)
Roll media
End cap
Reinforcement pipe
Spacer
Roll shaft
End cap
Bearing
Media gauge
Using the media gauge, adjust the positioning of the
end cap.
Place this surface against
the media.
* The media gauge has a scale indicating media
width. Place the end of the media gauge against
the edge of the media and align the end face of the
bearing with the scale mark for the media width
you're using.
For a media width of 2,500 mm
End cap Reinforcement pipe
Reinforcement pipe
Use this when loading media that has a width of 1,880
mm (74 inches) or wider. It reduces sagging of the
roll media.
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Media
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
2. Mount the roll shaft in the paper pipe.
Press in to fit on securely.
Press in to fit on securely.
Paper pipe
Hexagonal wrench
(large)
Hexagonal wrench
(large)
End cap
End cap
Spacer
Roll shaft
100 mm
Adjust the positioning of the end cap to a value
of 100 mm (4 in.).
* The scale on the media gauge is useful for
adjusting the positioning. Each scale tick corresponds to 10 mm.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
3. Mount the media and paper pipe on the take-up and feed units.
➊
Switch off the power.
Power switch
for feed unit
Power switch
for take-up unit
➋
Open the cover.
➌
Remove the stopper and flip the takeup dancer roller back toward you.
Take-up Dancer Roller
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Stopper
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
➍
Mount the roll shaft.
Roll media
Place on the feed unit
(interior).
Fit the bearing for the roll
shaft into place here.
Bearing
Paper pipe
Place on the take-up
unit (toward the front
of the machine).
4. Pass the media through the printer.
➊
Pass the media through the rollers until its end reaches the
platen.
Work from the back of the printer.
➋
Pull back the loading lever to keep the threaded media
from slipping and falling off.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
5. Fasten the media to the paper pipe.
➊
➀ Go to the front of the printer.
➁ While holding down the media by hand to
keep it from slipping out of place, flip the loading lever to the rear.
➂ Pass the media through below the blower fan
and pull it to as far as the paper tube.
➋
Close the cover.
➌
➀ Set the AUTO switch off.
➁ Switch on the power.
➍
While pulling the media to keep it taut, adjust
the position of the end of the media.
Position so that the end of the media reaches
the paper pipe (that is, so that it reaches a position where it can be taped in place).
Feed unit
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➎
While pulling the media to keep it taut, adjust the position of the end of the media.
Using the media gauge, position so that the left and right edges of the media on the take-up side and the
feed side lie along a straight line.
Bring this surface into
contact with the side of
the roll.
Media gauge
As shown in the figure, place on the feed-out side of the
roll media, the feed dancer roller, and the paper tube, and
use as a guide for positioning the take-up side.
As you position the left and right edges, follow the
procedure ➏ on the following page to tape the
media in place.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
➏
Use adhesive tape to fasten the media securely to the paper pipe.
Apply the adhesive tape at intervals of about 20 to 30 cm (10 inches).
■ Take-up with outward curl
Paper pipe
Adhesive tape
20 to 30 cm
(approx. 10 in.)
When this is 10 mm (0.4 in.) or less,
go back to Step 1 and readjust the
location of the end cap.
10 mm (0.4 in)
or lager
10 mm (0.4 in)
or lager
■ Take-up with inward curl
Paper pipe
Adhesive tape
20 to 30 cm
(approx. 10 in.)
When this is 10 mm (0.4 in.) or less,
go back to Step 1 and readjust the
location of the end cap.
10 mm (0.4 in)
or lager
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10 mm (0.4 in)
or lager
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
6. Set the orientation for automatic feed and automatic take-up.
➊ Make the setting for the AUTO switch on the feed unit.
Feed side
Media having an inward curl
Media having an outward curl
➋ Operate the MANUAL switch to take up the media and pull it taut.
Take up the media for one turn or more.
■ Take-up with outward curl
Ensure there is
no slack.
Take-up side
Take up one turn
or more.
■ Take-up with inward curl
Ensure there is
no slack.
Take-up side
Take up one turn
or more.
When you begin take-up, take care to ensure that the end of the media does not become
rolled or creased.
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➌
Make the setting for the AUTO switch on the take-up unit.
Take-up side
Take-up with inward
curl
Take-up with outward
curl
➍
Pull back the loading lever to secure the media in place.
➎
Go around to the back of the printer and make sure the feed dancer roller is level.
If it is not level, the media may become crooked or wrinkled.
Feed dancer roller
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7. Install the media clamps.
The media clamps are magnetic.
Media clamp
Line up the hole with the
end of the media.
Left Media
clamp
Right Media
clamp
The media clamps have distinct left
and right sides. Incorrect left-right
orientation may result in media jams.
Refer to the figure and be sure to install at the correct location.
How to install correctly
Important Notes on the Media Take-up and Feed Systems
Never attempt any operation that pulls the media with excessive force, like the ones shown below. Doing so may
activate a protective feature and result in an error.
➢ Never operate the MANUAL switch when the loading lever has been pulled back.
to feed the media in reverse.
➢ Never use
continuously for more than one minute.
➢ Never move the media with
CAUTION
Never needlessly touch the dancer rollers.
Sudden movement of the media take-up or feed system may cause injury.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
How to Cut Off Media
CAUTION
The cutter knife used here is sharp and poses a hazard. Carry out operations with
caution to avoid injury.
Knife guide
Cut off the media along the knife guide, using a retractable knife or the like.
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2-3 Settings of the Media Heating System
What Is the Media Heating System?
This machine is equipped with a media heating system that warms the media. You use this mainly to improve ink
adhesion and dry the ink.
The media heating system is composed of the three devices shown in the figure below.
Preheater
This device warms the media before printing.
Print heater
This device is used mainly to improve ink adhesion.
Dryer (drying heater and blower fan)
You use this to speed up drying of the ink.
Drying heater
This warms the media after printing.
Blower fan
This blows moving air onto the surface of the media
after printing.
(Blower fan)
(Drying heater)
WARNING
Caution: high temperatures.
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise caution to avoid fire or burns.
WARNING
Remove any loaded media or switch off the sub power when printing is not being
performed.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause fire or produce toxic gases.
WARNING
Never use media that cannot withstand the heat.
Doing so may result in fire or the release of toxic gases, or may degrade the media.
WARNING
Never use the platen or dryer for any purpose for which they are not intended,
such as to dry clothing.
Doing so may cause overheating, resulting in fire or accident.
Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
PRE
DRY
PRE
PRE
45 PRINT
50
45
Press
.
The present temperature is displayed.
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45
45
Press
Use
a second time.
to select the unit.
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40
40
Use
Press
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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SETUP SHEET
By default, simply switching on the power does not make the machine warm up to the preset temperature.
to make the light come on makes them to warm up to the preset temperature.
Pressing
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2-3 Settings of the Media Heating System
General Guide for the Preset Temperatures
The optimal temperature for the media heating system varies according to such factors as the type of media and
differences in the print mode. Use the following as a general guide and adjust accordingly.
General Guide for Adjustment
Preheater
Set this to a temperature that is the same as or lower than the temperature of the print heater.
You use the preheater mainly to heat media gradually. This is because media becomes more likely to shrink or
wrinkle if heated suddenly.
Print heater
You use this mainly to improve ink adhesion and inhibit smudging.
If the ink forms lumps or smudges, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too high may
degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
Dryer
When ink drying is poor, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too high may degrade
the media or cause it to wrinkle.
The relationship between the print mode and temperature
If smudging or poor drying occur even after raising the temperature, try using a print mode offering higher image
quality. Conversely, when you want to use a faster print mode, raise the temperature.
Amount of ink
When you change the amount of ink using the settings for your RIP program, adjusting this may yield better
results. If problems such as smudging persist even after raising the temperature, try reducing the amount of ink.
Examples of Preset Temperatures
,
Media
Type: Scrim banner (PVC)
Thickness: 300 to 400 µm (12 to 16 mil)
Type: Marking film (PVC, with adhesive)
Thickness: 60 to 100 µm (2.5 to 4 mil, not including backing paper)
Temperature
Preheater: 40˚C (104˚F)
Print heater: 40˚C (104˚F)
Dryer: 50˚C (122˚F)
Preheater: 35˚C (90˚F)
Print heater: 35˚C (90˚F)
Dryer: 45˚C (112˚F)
➢ These are only rough estimates. Make adjustments to match the media you're using.
➢ Using the media heating system does not necessarily make it possible to apply ink to every kind of media. Be sure to
test in advance.
➢ Results may vary greatly depending on the print mode and other factors. Make settings suited to the media.
➢ When suggested settings for temperature, print mode, and other values are given, use the suggested settings.
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2-4 Starting Printing
Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer
When you have finished loading media and making the temperature settings for the heating devices, then follow
the steps below. This procedure enables the machine to receive data from the computer and perform printing.
Procedure
➊ Close the front cover.
➋ Press
(making the light come on).
➌ Wait until
stops flashing and stays steadily lit.
➍ Make sure you are at the top menu.
If you are not at the top menu, press
, then press
.
Top menu
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Steadily lighted
Flashing
Steadily lighted
Printing Is Not Possible in These Situations
➢ The machine does not run when the front cover is open. Also, never open it when printing is in progress.
Doing so interrupts printing.
is dark.
➢ Data from the computer is not accepted when
does not light up when media is loaded incorrectly.
➢
lights up.
➢ Printing does not start until
➢ Data from the computer is not accepted when you are not at the top menu.
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2-4 Starting Printing
Printing Tests and Cleaning
We recommend performing a printing test to check for problems such as dot drop-out before you carry out
actual printing. If problems such as dot drop-out are found, clean the print heads.
How to Perform a Printing Test
Printing test
Hold down for one second
or longer.
Dot drop-out
Holding down
pattern.
for one second or longer prints a test
You can print the test pattern where you want by
to move the print heads, then
using
. The front cover may be open during movepressing
.
ment, but be sure to close it before you press
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2-4 Starting Printing
How to Perform Cleaning
When a printing test reveals dot drop-out or the like, perform cleaning for just the head that is incapable of
correct printing. Compared with performing cleaning for all heads, this can reduce the amount of ink consumed.
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
CLEANING
NORMAL CL.
Press
.
NORMAL CL.
123456
Press
.
NORMAL CL.
1 3
6
Use
to choose the number of a head that is not to be
cleaned.
Use
to get rid of the number display.
Repeat this procedure to display the numbers of only the heads that
require cleaning.
Cleaning is performed only for the heads whose numbers are displayed.
Head number
Test print
➍
Press
CLEANING...
>>
.
Cleaning starts.
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears again.
NORMAL CL.
1 3
➎
6
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
➏ Perform a printing test again to make sure the dot drop-out has been corrected.
If the problem persists, try performing cleaning a second time.
If the problem doesn't go away even after performing cleaning two or three times, then try cleaning using a
different method.
☞ p 58 "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
When you want to clean all heads simultaneously
Hold down
for one second or longer. Cleaning for all heads starts automatically.
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2-5 If Ink Runs Out
Checking for Remaining Ink
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
INK REMAINING
1
5
2
6
3
4
ML
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
BK
BK
Cartridge slot
number
1
5
CY
1
2
6
CY
3
MG
2
MG
YE
3
YE
LC
4
LC
LM
5
LM
6
4
ML
Amount of ink remaining
Much
Flashing display
Little
The display shows an approximate guide to the amount of remaining ink, which may differ somewhat from the actual
amount remaining.
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2-5 If Ink Runs Out
When Ink Cartridges Become Empty
When an ink cartridge is empty, a warning beep sounds and a screen like the one shown in the figure appears.
Replace the cartridge immediately. Replacement is possible even while printing is in progress.
When an ink cartridge becomes empty while printing is in progress, printing does not stop immediately. A
certain amount of ink still remains inside the machine, and printing continues until this ink runs out.
Procedure
➊
The slot number and the name of the color of
the empty cartridge are displayed in alternation.
BK
BK
CY
1
CY
MG
2
MG
➋
➌
Open the cartridge-slot cover.
Pull out the empty cartridge and immediately insert the new one.
➢ Keep the labeled side face up.
➢ Insert and remove slowly, one at a time.
➢ Insert firmly, until you hear a beep.
BK
1
CY
2
Replace with an item of identical type
and color.
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2-5 If Ink Runs Out
➍
Close the cartridge-slot cover.
Replace Cartridges Before Ink Runs Out
If ink runs out completely, printing pauses.
When you replace a cartridge with a new one, printing resumes after about one minute, but a difference in color
may be apparent at the seam between the locations where printing paused and resumed. Be sure to replace
cartridges before ink runs out.
Important Notes on Replacing Cartridges
➢ Be sure to replace with an item of identical type. Never mix items of different types.
➢ Be sure to replace with a new cartridge. Never insert a partially used ink cartridge.
➢ Never allow the machine to stand with an ink cartridge removed. The print heads may become clogged.
➢ Be sure to carry out replacement according to the instructions given in this manual.
➢ Never remove a cartridge while the sub power is switched off. Doing so may cause ink to leak or spill.
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Never store ink, maintenance fluid, or discharged fluid in any of the following locations.
➢ Any location exposed to open flame
➢ Any location where high temperature may occur
➢ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
➢ Any location within the reach of children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by children may pose a health hazard.
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Adjustment
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3-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Disposing of Discharged Ink
The drain bottle collects discharged fluid. Dispose of collected material
before the bottle becomes full. A message appears when a certain amount
of discharged fluid collects in the bottle. Follow the procedure below to
discard the discharged fluid.
CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
1. Choose the "DRAIN BOTTLE" menu item.
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
Press
Press
.
.
.
EMPTY
DRAIN BOTTLE
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
2. Empty the bottle by discarding the discharged fluid.
CAUTION
Before you detach the drain bottle, be sure to wait for the screen to display "EMPTY
DRAIN BOTTLE."
Failing to follow this procedure may cause discharged fluid to flow out of the tube and spill,
soiling your hands or the floor.
Upper limit
Discard before
this is reached.
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3-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
3. Attach the emptied bottle and reset the discharged-fluid count.
➊
➋
➌
RESET DRAIN
COUNTER
Press
.
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
a second time.
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
WARNING
Never store discharged fluid in any of the following locations.
➢ Any location exposed to open flame
➢ Any location where high temperature may occur
➢ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
➢ Any location within the reach of children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by children may pose a health hazard.
CAUTION
To store discharged fluid temporarily, place it in the included drain bottle or in a
durable sealed container such as a metal can or polyethylene tank, and cap tightly.
Any spillage or vapor leakage make cause fire, odor, or physical distress.
Dispose of discharged fluid properly, in accordance with the laws in effect in your locale.
Discharged fluid is flammable and contains toxic ingredients. Do not attempt to incinerate discharged fluid or discard it
with ordinary trash. Also, do not dispose of it in sewer systems, rivers, or streams. Doing so may have an adverse impact
on the environment.
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3-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Cleaning
Pinch rollers
Periodically wipe away any
grime. Failure to clean properly may result in the transfer of grime to the surface of
media.
Grit rollers
Remove buildup of media
and other material using a
brush. Never use a metal
brush.
Clean this area especially
well. Any soiling present
here may impair detection of
media width.
Wipe away any buildup of
ink or grime on the media
path.
WARNING
Never use gasoline, alcohol, thinner, or any other flammable material.
Doing so may cause fire.
CAUTION
Before attempting cleaning, switch off the sub power and wait until the platen and
dryer cool (approximately 30 minutes).
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury, or hot components may cause burns.
➢ This machine is a precision device, and is sensitive to dust and dirt. Perform cleaning on a daily basis.
➢ Clean by wiping with a cloth moistened by neutral detergent diluted with water then wrung dry.
➢ Never attempt to oil or lubricate the machine.
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3-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance of the Print Heads
Daily Care and Maintenance
To prevent the print heads from drying out or clogging, this machine automatically performs cleaning of the print
heads (using its self-cleaning feature).
The machine automatically determines the interval for performing self-cleaning, based on factors such as the
ambient temperature. However, this interval can also be changed by you.
☞ p 91 "Changing the Self-cleaning Settings"
Periodic Care and Maintenance
Periodic care is essential to ensuring optimal printing at all times. Based on your frequency of use, periodically
clean the heads using a cleaning kit.
☞ p 60 "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
Note: The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the frequency of replacement depending on use. Purchase them from your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
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3-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective
Performing More Powerful Cleaning
When the problems such as dot drop-out are not cleared up by the "normal cleaning," try the more forceful
"powerful cleaning." Note, however, that this consumes more ink than "normal cleaning," and too-frequent use
may damage the print heads themselves. Avoid using it more than necessary.
In the same way as for normal cleaning, choose and clean only heads that are incapable of correct printing.
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
CLEANING
POWERFUL CL.
Press
Press
.
POWERFUL CL.
1 2 3 4 5 6
Press
.
POWERFUL CL.
1 3
Use
to choose the number of a head that is not to be
cleaned.
Use
to get rid of the number display.
Repeat this procedure to display the numbers of only the heads that
require cleaning.
Cleaning is performed only for the heads whose numbers are displayed.
Head number
Test print
➍
➎
58
CLEANING...
>>
Press
POWERFUL CL.
1 3
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears again.
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
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.
Cleaning starts.
.
to go back to the original screen.
3-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective
When Powerful Cleaning Is Not Effective
If problems such as dot drop-out persist even after you have performed powerful cleaning several times, then use
the cleaning kit to clean the heads. Such cleaning can be effective when carried out periodically, according to
the frequency of use.
☞ p 60 "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
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3-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
When the Cleaning Kit Becomes Necessary
Periodic Care and Maintenance
Use the cleaning kit to perform head-cleaning periodically, according to the frequency of use.
When dot drop-out or the like occur frequently
When the machine's head-cleaning feature does not correct the problem, clean the heads using the cleaning kit.
➢ If you use up the cleaning kit, purchase a new one from your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
➢ The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the frequency of replacement
depending on use. Purchase them from your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
How to Perform Cleaning
Important Notes on This Procedure
➢ To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 10 minutes or less.
.
➢ A warning beep sounds after 10 minutes. At this time, stop work, attach the right side cover, and press
When the head-protection operation finishes, restart the procedure from the beginning.
➢ Never use any implement other than the included cleaning stick. Cotton swabs or other lint-producing items may
damage the heads.
➢ Never touch the nozzle surface of the heads.
➢ Stroke the sponges very gently, applying as little pressure as possible. Never rub, scrape, or crush them.
CAUTION
60
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
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3-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
1. Change to the print-head manual-cleaning mode.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
Remove any media from the platen and close the front
cover.
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Press
Press
.
.
FINISHED?
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
2. Remove the right side cover.
➊
➋
Screws
Remove the right side cover.
Touch the location shown in the figure to discharge any
static electricity.
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3-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
3. Clean using the cleaning stick. Be especially careful to clean away any fibrous dust (lint).
Clean in the sequence shown in the figure below.
Cleaning stick
Be sure to clean using one of the included cleaning sticks.
Never touch the nozzle surface.
Clean only the metal frame.
Area to clean
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Gently stroke the sponge.
Never rub with force.
Area to clean
3-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
4. Reattach the right side cover and quit the manual cleaning mode.
➊
Attach the right side cover.
Screws
➋
NOW PROCESSING..
Press
.
After the processing to quit the manual cleaning mode ends,
the screen shown in the figure appears.
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
➌
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
5. Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
Perform a printing test to check the results.
Perform automatic cleaning several times as required.
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3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Wipers
The wipers are components that you use when cleaning the print heads. When
the screen displays a message like the one shown, it means the item needs to be
replaced. Replace with new items.
TIME FOR
WIPER REPLACE
Press
➢ To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 10 minutes or less.
➢ A warning beep sounds after 10 minutes. At this time, stop work, attach the right
. When the head-protection operation finishes, restart
side cover, and press
the procedure from the beginning.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
1. Display the [REPLACE WIPER] menu.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
Remove any media from the platen and close the front
cover.
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
Press
Press
Press
.
.
.
FINISHED?
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
2. Remove the right side cover.
➊
Screws
➋
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Remove the right side cover.
Touch the location shown in the figure to discharge any
static electricity.
3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
3. Replace the wipers. Use the included tweezers.
➊
Detach the old wipers.
Detach the hook and pull up and out.
Hook
➋
Insert the new wipers.
Orient so that the end with
the tab is on the right side.
➌
Attach the hook.
Follow this procedure to replace all six wipers.
Hook
4. Reattach the right side cover and quit the [REPLACE WIPER] menu.
➊
➋
Screws
NOW PROCESSING..
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
➌
➍
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Attach the right side cover.
Press
.
After the processing to quit the [REPLACE
WIPER] menu ends, the screen shown in
the figure appears.
Press
Press
screen.
.
to go back to the original
Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
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3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Maintenance Liquid Cartridge
If this screen appears, replace the maintenance liquid cartridge within one month.
The maintenance liquid is used to clean the print heads and soiled wipers, and to
keep the wipers from drying out.
MAINTENANCE
LIQUID LOW
Press
➢ To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 10 minutes or less.
➢ A warning beep sounds after 10 minutes. At this time, stop work, attach the right
. When the head-protection operation finishes, restart
side cover, and press
the procedure from the beginning.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
1. Enter the cartridge-replacement mode.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
Remove any media from the platen and close the front
cover.
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTE. LIQUID
Press
Press
Press
.
twice.
.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
REPLACE
MAINTE. LIQUID
2. Remove the right side cover and the maintenance cover.
➊
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Screws
Remove the right side cover.
3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
➋
Touch the location shown in the figure to discharge any
static electricity.
➌
Remove the maintenance cover.
Screws
Maintenance
cover
3. Replace the maintenance liquid cartridge.
➊
Pull out the empty cartridge.
➋
Insert the new cartridge.
Insert firmly, until you hear a beep.
Orient so that
the side with
the arrow is on
the left.
➌
EMPTY WIPER TRAY
Press
.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
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3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
4. Discard any maintenance liquid that has collected in the tray.
➊
Remove the screws shown in the figure and pull out the
tray.
Tray
Screws
➋
Tilt the tray to pour out the maintenance liquid to the
location shown in the figure.
➌
Take up any remaining maintenance liquid with the syringe.
Syringe
Tube
➍
Return the tray to its original location and tighten the
screws.
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68
Immediately discard the taken-up maintenance liquid into the
drain bottle, leaving none inside the syringe. Otherwise the rubber parts of the syringe may swell and make the syringe unusable.
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3-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
5. Reattach the removed covers and quit the cartridge-replacement mode.
➊
Attach the maintenance cover.
Screws
➋
➌
Screws
NOW PROCESSING..
Attach the right side cover.
Press
.
After the processing to quit the cartridge-replacement mode,
the screen shown in the figure appears.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTE. LIQUID
➍
➎
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
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3-5 When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period
Important Points to Observe
When the machine is not in use for a prolonged period, be sure to observe the following important points.
Keep the Main Power Switched On at All Times
When the main power is on, the machine performs cleaning of the print heads automatically to match the
ambient temperature and humidity (self-cleaning feature). Leaving the main power switched off may result in
hardening of the ink, clogging of the print heads, or other malfunction. Leave the main power switched on even
when the machine is not in use. When circumstances compel you to switch off the main power, first consult your
authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
Also, if a power outage or the like causes the main power to go off, switch the main power on again as soon as
power is restored. Then repeat cleaning and printing tests until dot drop-out has been eliminated. If this does not
resolve the problem, contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
Keep at a Constant Temperature and Relative Humidity
Even when the machine is not in use, keep it at a temperature of 5 to 40˚C (41 to 104˚F) and a relative humidity
of 20 to 80% (with no condensation). Temperatures that are too high may degrade the ink and cause malfunction.
Once a Week, Check the Amount of Ink and Maintenance Liquid Remaining
Self-cleaning uses up ink and maintenance liquid. If either one runs out completely, self-cleaning cannot be
performed, which may result in clogging of the print heads or other malfunction. Check the amount remaining in
the cartridges at least once a week. When the remaining amount displayed at the [INK REMAINING] menu is
flashing, it means that the cartridge will become empty within a week. Replace the cartridge promptly.
☞ p 50 "Checking for Remaining Ink"
☞ p 51 "When Ink Cartridges Become Empty"
1
5
2
6
3
4
ML
Amount of ink Amount of maintenance
liquid remaining
remaining
Much
Little
The display is flashing. Replace with a new
cartridge as soon as possible.
If a message appears
When the machine has been out of use for some time, if the message shown below remains displayed on the
screen and a warning beep sounds, it means that ink or maintenance liquid has run out completely, and selfcleaning cannot be performed. Take action promptly. Failure to do so may result in clogging of the print heads or
other malfunction.
Ink has run out. Replace the cartridge indicated by the flashing number.
☞ p 51 "When Ink Cartridges Become Empty"
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LIQUID
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then display the [MAINTE.
Maintenance liquid has run out. Press
LIQUID] menu item and replace the maintenance liquid cartridge.
☞ p 66 "Replacing the Maintenance Liquid Cartridge"
3-6 When Moving the Machine
When moving the machine to another location, consult your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
CAUTION
Entrust operations such as transportation, unloading, and emplacement to trained
workers.
Handling requires special equipment and training. Performing operations in an unreasonable
manner may result in a major accident.
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Feature Reference
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4-1 Pausing or Canceling Printing
Canceling Printing Before It Finishes
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
Press
Hold down
.
for one second or longer.
Stop sending printing data from the computer.
Description
pauses printing. Pressing
a second time here resumes printing, but a horizontal stripe is produced
at the location where printing was stopped. We do not recommend resuming printing.
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4-2 Setting the Printing Position and Margins
Shifting the Print-start Position to the Rear
Procedure
Use
to move the media.
Print-start position
Description
Using
to move the media lets you shift the print-start position toward the rear. Note, however, that movmay subject the machine to a large load. Never move continuously for
ing the media a long distance with
.
more than one minute. Doing so may activate a protective feature and result in an error. Also, never use
Doing so may cause the take-up unit to pull the media with undue force, resulting in an error or malfunction.
Shifting the Printing Position to the Left
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
Use
Press
to move the heads.
.
If the front cover is open, then close it.
Press
.
Printing area
Description
You can shift the printing position to the left by using
. Note, however that this setting must be made for
each individual page. When the printing of one page finishes, the left-right positioning returns to its default
lights up and the screen displays the printable width at the set
value. When the position has been set,
position.
This feature is also available when printing various test patterns, and can help you use media with less waste.
Note, however, that the left and right positions are not restored to their defaults for test patterns.
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4-3 Making Simple Changes to the Printer Settings to Match the Media
Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
PRESET
Press
.
PRESET
SAVE
Press
Press
.
.
SAVE
NAME1
Press
Use
Press
.
to select any one from NAME1 to NAME8.
to save.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
The present menu settings are saved in the preset you chose in step ➌.
➍
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SETUP SHEET
Description
Using the [PRESET] menu lets you easily change a wide variety of settings to optimize them for the media.
Making changes for each menu item every time you change the media can be troublesome. That's why it can be
useful to save the menu-item settings optimized for an often-used type of media as a preset. The next time you
use the media, you can change the menu-item settings to the optimal values for the media simply by loading the
preset you saved. You can group together the settings you've made at the menus shown below and save them as
a preset.
➢ Menu-item settings that control the operation of the media heating system
Media heating-system setting menu items, [PREHEATING], [BLOWER FAN]
☞ p 45 "Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System"
☞ p 92 "Determining How the Media Heating System Operates"
☞ p 93 "Switching the Blower Fan On and Off"
➢ Required menu items for using transparent media
[SHEET TYPE], [SHEET WIDTH], [SHEET POS.]
☞ p 84 "Using Transparent Media"
➢ Menu items for adjustments to match the thickness and size of the media
[HEAD HEIGHT], [ADJUST BI-DIR], [CALIBRATION]
☞ p 78 "Optimizing Printing to Match Media Thickness"
➢ Menu-item settings that control operation during printing
[FEED FOR DRY], [VACUUM POWER], [FULL WIDTH S]
☞ p 90 "Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer"
☞ p 86 "Preventing Media from Coming Loose"
☞ p 86 "Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media"
You can save up to eight presets. You can assign a name to each preset. Using media names may aid recognition
and clarity.
☞ p 77 "Loading a Saved Preset"
☞ p 77 "Assigning a Name to a Preset"
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Loading a Saved Preset
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
PRESET
Press
.
LOAD
NAME1
Press
Use
twice.
to select the name of a preset you want to load.
SETUP SHEET
Press
to load.
The settings are changed and the screen shown in the figure appears.
Description
This loads a saved preset. You can select any one of eight types of presets. (When no names have been assigned,
you select from among NAME1 through NAME8.)
is illuminated,
goes dark. To start printing, press
once more and
If you load a preset while
redo the preparations for printing.
Assigning a Name to a Preset
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
Press
Press
Press
.
.
NAME
NAME1
Press
Use
.
NAME
S_
Press
Use
.
NAME
SAMPLE_
Press
.
Use
to enter the next character.
Enter the following characters in the same way.
When you're finished entering text, press
.
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SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
PRESET
NAME
twice.
to select any one from NAME1 to NAME8.
to enter a character.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This assigns a name to a saved preset. Using media names may aid recognition and clarity.
The characters you can enter are "A" through "Z," "0" through "9," and the "-" character. You can enter up to 15
characters, including spaces.
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Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
Press
Press
.
several times.
HEAD HEIGHT
MIDDLE
HIGH
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to make the setting for the height.
to enable the setting.
Description
Depending on the media, media may wrinkle or come loose from the platen during printing, increasing the
chance of contact with the print heads. When you are using such media, adjust the head height to "HIGH."
Note that the height of the heads cannot be determined by just the thickness of the media.
When the height is set to "LOW," the media clamps cannot be used. Except in special cases, the "LOW" setting
should never be used. Doing so may cause the heads to strike the clamps and become damaged.
Default Setting
[HEAD HEIGHT]: MIDDLE
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Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
➊
➋
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
Press
Press
.
.
ADJUST BI-DIR
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
to start printing.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
Before making the reading, open the front cover. After making the
reading, close the front cover.
Front cover
Choose the value that produces
the least misalignment.
Test pattern
Simple
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
➊
➋
ADJUST BI-DIR
SIMPLE SETTING
Press
.
SIMPLE SETTING
0
-6
Press
Use
Press
.
Current
correction value
Correction
value
to set the correction values.
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 2600 mm
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
The bidirectional-printing mode (in which the heads perform printing during both their outbound pass and
return pass) offers the advantage of being fast, but subtle misalignment occurs between the outbound and return
passes. The procedure to correct this and eliminate misalignment is bidirectional correction. This misalignment
varies according to the head height and the thickness of the media, so we recommend performing correction to
match the media you're using.
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4-4 Optimizing Printing to Match Media Thickness
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
➊
➋
➌
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
Press
Press
.
.
ADJUST BI-DIR
DETAIL SETTING
Press
Press
.
twice.
DETAIL SETTING
TEST PRINT
Press
.
Press
to start printing.
➍
When printing ends, the media is fed out and the printed test
pattern is moved to the location shown in the figure.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
Choose the value that produces
the least misalignment.
H6
H5
H4
H1
H3
Detail
H2
H1
Current correction value
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Correction
value
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3. Enter the correction values that you read.
Enter the corresponding correction values for H1 through H6.
➊
➋
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
Press
.
Press
Use
Use
Press
.
to select.
to set the correction values
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 2600 mm
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This corrects, for each head, the minute misalignment that occurs in the bidirectional-printing mode. When
further correction is required, such as when adjustment made using [SIMPLE SETTING] do not enhance printing,
use [DETAIL SETTING] to make corrections for each head.
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Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
➊
➋
MENU
CALIBRATION
Press
Press
.
several times.
CALIBRATION
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
to start printing.
2. Check the test pattern you printed.
Front cover
Before making the reading, open the front cover. After making the
reading, close the front cover.
Gap present
Correct results
Overlap
Test pattern
Correction-value
adjustment
Reduce the value.
±0
Increase the value.
3. Enter the correction value.
SETTING
0.00%
0.15%
Press
Press
Use
Press
.
.
to make the setting for the correction value.
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
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Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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Description
The movement transfer of media experiences subtle changes due to the thickness of the media and the temperature of the heating devices. When the movement distance becomes discrepant, horizontal stripes are more likely
to occur during printing. We recommend performing correction to match the media you're using and the heating
devices. Repeat the process of printing a test pattern and entering a correction value a number of times to find
the optimize value.
Printing this test pattern using parameters identical to those for actual printing. Also, using material such as
media scraps that have passed through the printer may not yield correct results.
Note, however, that you can also make this setting on the computer (by, for example, choosing the media type in
the RIP program you are using). Use this feature when you want to make the setting on the printer, without
changing any settings on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer, the computer's setting
is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[CALIBRATION]: 0.00%
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4-5 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media
Using Transparent Media
Procedure
1. Set the media type to "CLEAR."
➊
➋
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SHEET TYPE
OPAQUE
CLEAR
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to select [CLEAR].
to enable the setting.
2. Make the setting for the media width.
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SHEET WIDTH
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET WIDTH
2641 mm
1880 mm
Press
Use
Press
.
SUB MENU
SHEET WIDTH
Press
to go back to the previous screen.
to enter the media width.
to enable the setting.
3. Make the setting for the location of the right edge of the media.
➊
Press
Press
SHEET POS.
SAVE
.
.
The print heads move to the position now set.
➋
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Open the front cover.
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➌
Use
to move the heads.
Align this surface with the edge of the media.
➍
➎
After positioning, close the front cover.
Press
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
SETUP SHEET
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
The media width can be sensed automatically for opaque media, but not for transparent media.
This means that the width and mounted location of the media must be set manually. Incorrect settings may cause
ink to be applied at locations where no media is present.
SHEET POS.
CANCEL
To quit making settings at the [SHEET POS.] menu, use
.
then close the front cover and press
to select [CANCEL],
Note that to keep the heads from drying out, the [SHEET POS.] menu ends automatically after a certain interval,
even if you’re still making settings there.
The settings for the media width and start position made here are effective only when [SHEET TYPE] is set to
[CLEAR]. Selecting [OPAQUE] disables the settings, although the setting values are saved in memory. Choosing
[CLEAR] again enables the values set previously.
Default Setting
[SHEET TYPE]: OPAQUE
[SHEET WIDTH]: 2641 mm
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4-5 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media
Preventing Media from Coming Loose
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
VACUUM POWER
Press
Press
.
several times.
VACUUM POWER
AUTO
90%
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to set the value.
to enable the setting.
Description
The platen uses suction to grip the media and keep it stable. When media comes loose from the platen because
it is warped or wrinkled, increasing the suction force may help correct the problem. Conversely, when the media
is flimsy and cannot move smoothly, reducing the suction force may help.
When set to [AUTO], the suction force is automatically adjusted to the optimal level for the media width.
You can also make this setting on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer, the computer's
setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[VACUUM POWER]: AUTO
Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
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MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
FULL WIDTH S
Press
Press
.
several times.
FULL WIDTH S
FULL
OFF
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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to select [SHEET] or [OFF].
to enable the setting.
4-5 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media
Description
you use media of narrow width. Because the media moves more quickly, the effectiveness of the heating devices
also changes. It may be necessary to change the preset temperatures.
"SHEET" matches the range of head movement to the width of the media. The parameters for the heating devices
change according to the media width.
"OFF" matches the range of head movement to the printing data. Movement is limited to the minimum amount
necessary, and this can be expected to yield the fastest printing. Note, however, that because the speed of media
movement is no longer constant, colors may be uneven.
"FULL" makes the speed of media movement constant at all times. Printing speed is slower, but printing quality
is the most stable.
Default Setting
[FULL WIDTH S]: FULL
Keeping Media from Being Soiled by Ink Drips
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
PERIODIC CL.
Press
Press
.
several times.
PERIODIC CL.
NONE
PAGE
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to a value from "1min" to "99min," or "PAGE."
to enable the setting.
Description
Ink tends to collect on the surface of the heads when you use media prone to build up a static charge, when the
ambient temperature is low, and at other such times. Under some conditions, this ink may be transferred to the
media. Use this feature at such times. The ink buildup is removed as printing is performed.
When this is set to "PAGE," automatic cleaning is performed every time before printing starts.
When this is set to a value from "1min" to "99min," automatic cleaning is performed when the cumulative
printing time reaches the value you set here.
When this is set to "NONE," no automatic cleaning is performed.
Using this feature results in longer printing times. Also, when this is set to a value from "1min" to "99min,"
printing pauses and so colors may be uneven.
Default Setting
[PERIODIC CL.]: NONE
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4-6 Changing How the Printer Operates
Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
several times.
EMPTY MODE
STOP
CONT.
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This setting determines whether printing starts on receipt of printing data when an ink cartridge is empty.
When this is set to "STOP," printing does not start until the ink cartridge has been replaced.
When this is set to "CONT.," printing starts and continues until the ink remaining inside the machine is used up.
Regardless of the setting made for this menu item, we recommend replacing the ink cartridge immediately
whenever a cartridge becomes empty.
Default Setting
[EMPTY MODE]: STOP
Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SLEEP
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
INTERVAL
30min
15min
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Default Setting
[INTERVAL]: 30min
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Deactivating the Sleep Mode
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SLEEP
Press
Press
.
several times.
SLEEP
SETTING
Press
Press
.
.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
SETTING
ENABLE
DISABLE
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
to select [DISABLE].
to enable the setting.
Default Setting
[SETTING]: ENABLE
Changing the Menu Language and the Units of Measurement
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
Hold down
Use
Press
.
and switch on the sub power.
to select the display (menu) language.
LENGTH UNIT
mm
mm
Use
Press
to select the measurement unit for length.
TEMP. UNIT
C
Use
ture.
Press
C
.
to select to the measurement unit for tempera.
Description
This sets the language and units of measurement displayed on the printer's screen.
Default Setting
[MENU LANGUAGE]: ENGLISH
[LENGTH UNIT]: mm
[TEMP. UNIT]: ˚C
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Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
and press
.
FEED FOR DRY
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select [ENABLE].
to enable the setting.
Description
When this menu item is set to [ENABLE], additional media feed is performed until the trailing edge of the printing
area is positioned directly on the dryer. The margin between the print-end position and the next print-start
position is fixed at 200 mm. Any margin setting made on the computer is ignored.
When this is set to [DISABLE], media feed stops simultaneously when printing ends. This means that the trailing
edge of the printing area is not fed to the dryer unless you continue with a subsequent printing operation.
Default Setting
[FEED FOR DRY]: DISABLE
Returning All Settings to Their Initial Values
Procedure
➊
➋
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
Press
Press
Press
.
several times.
to execute.
Description
This menu returns all settings to the same as their factory defaults. However, the settings for "LANGUAGE,"
"LENGTH UNIT" and "TEMP. UNIT" are not returned to the factory defaults.
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Changing the Self-cleaning Settings
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SELF CLEANING
Press
Press
.
several times.
SELF CLEANING
AUTO
24HOUR
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Description
This sets the interval for performing cleaning automatically to prevent dry-out and clogging of the print heads
(self-cleaning).
When this is set to [AUTO] (the default setting), the machine makes the determination automatically according
to the ambient temperature and other factors.
When this is set to [**HOUR], self-cleaning is performed at the set interval.
Default Setting
[SELF CLEANING]: AUTO
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4-7 Changing How the Media Heating System Operates
Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer
Procedure
➊
➋
PRE
45
45 OFF
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Use
Press
Press
twice.
to select the device.
several times to select [OFF].
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This makes the temperature settings for the media heating system (preheater, print heater, and dryer), as well as
switching these devices on or off. When this is set to [OFF], these devices do not operate at all.
You can also make this setting on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer, the computer's
setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[PRE] (preheater): 40˚C (104˚F)
[PRINT] (print heater): 40˚C (104˚F)
[DRYER]: 50˚C(122˚F)
Determining How the Media Heating System Operates
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
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HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
HEATER MENU
PREHEATING
Press
.
PREHEATING
35 C
MENU
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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and press
.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
4-7 Changing How the Media Heating System Operates
Description
This feature lowers the temperature of the media heating system automatically when
is dark.
[MENU] performs heating to the preset temperature at all times, without lowering the temperature when
is dark.
the
is dark. This temperature
[35˚C] lowers the media heating system to a fixed temperature (35˚C) when
setting cannot be changed.
is dark.
[OFF] switches off the media heating system when
Default Setting
[PREHEATING]: 35˚C
Switching the Blower Fan On and Off
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
and press
.
HEATER MENU
BLOWER FAN
Press
.
BLOWER FAN
ON
OFF
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Description
The blower fan hastens ink-drying by blowing moving air onto the media on the drying heater. The force of the
moving air cannot be adjusted.
When this is set to [ON] (the default setting), the fan starts when media is loaded and the loading lever is
engaged. Note, however, that when [DRYER] is set to [OFF], no operation starts when the loading lever is
engaged.
When this is set to [OFF], the blower fan does not operate, regardless of the [DRYER] setting or the state of the
loading lever.
Default Setting
[BLOWER FAN]: ON
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4-8 Recording the Amount of Remaining Media
Displaying the Amount of Remaining Media on the Screen
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET REMAIN
SET LENGTH
Press
Press
.
.
SET LENGTH
0.0 m
25.0 m
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm L 25.0 m
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to set the amount of media remaining.
to enable the setting.
The display is updated.
SETUP SHEET
L 25.0m
If setup has not been performed,
the set value flashes.
Description
You can display how much of the media in use is left. Once you set the amount of media remaining, the amount
remaining is displayed at the top menu until it reaches zero. If you cancel the setup such as by removing the
media or raising the loading lever, the amount remaining at that time flashes on the screen.
The amount of media remaining is not updated automatically when you change the media. Redo the setting
whenever you change the media. You can also make the setting to display this menu automatically whenever you
change the media. See the next section "Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is
Changed."
* The remaining amount that is displayed is only an estimate, and its accuracy is not assured.
Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is Changed
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
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MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET REMAIN
AUTO DISPLAY
Press
Press
.
.
AUTO DISPLAY
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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to select [ENABLE.]
to enable the setting.
4-8 Recording the Amount of Remaining Media
Description
Setting this to [ENABLE] automatically displays [SHEET REMAIN] whenever you change the media and finish
setup. This makes it impossible to go on to the next operation unless you redo the setting for the amount remaining. This can be useful for keeping you from forgetting to redo the setting when you change the media.
When you set this to [ENABLE], however, be sure to also set the [SHEET TYPE] menu item to [OPAQUE]. When
[SHEET TYPE] is set to [CLEAR], then [SHEET REMAIN] is not displayed automatically, regardless of the setting
for [AUTO DISPLAY].
Default Setting
[AUTO DISPLAY] : DISABLE
Printing the Amount of Remaining Media
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET REMAIN
PRINT MEMO
Press
Press
.
to perform printing.
W 2600 mm L 25.0 m
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This prints the amount of media remaining that is displayed at the top menu. You use this when you want to make
a record of the remaining length of the media now in use. Printing the amount of media remaining before you
change the media enables you to refer to the printed record and use the value to make the setting for the
remaining amount the next time you use the media.
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4-9 Viewing System Information
Viewing the Serial Number, Firmware Version, and Other Information
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
.
several times.
SYSTEM INFO.
SERIAL NO.
Press
Use
.
SERIAL NO.
ZS000001
Press
.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to choose the information you want to view.
Description
You can view the following information.
[MODEL]: model name
[SERIAL NO.]: serial number
[INK]: ink type
[FIRMWARE]: firmware version
Printing a System Report
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
Press
Press
Press
.
several times.
to start printing.
W 2600 mm
SETUP SHEET
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This prints system information, including a list of setting values.
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4-10 Menu List
Main menu
Press
To the [SHEET REMAIN] menu
☞ pp 76, 77
MENU
PRESET
To the [NAME] menu
PRESET
LOAD
To the [NAME8] menu
LOAD
NAME1
LOAD
NAME2
LOAD
NAME3
LOAD
NAME4
LOAD
NAME5
LOAD
NAME6
LOAD
NAME7
LOAD
NAME8
To the [NAME1] menu
To the [NAME8] menu
SAVE
NAME1
PRESET
SAVE
SAVE
NAME2
SAVE
NAME3
SAVE
NAME4
SAVE
NAME5
SAVE
NAME6
SAVE
NAME7
SAVE
NAME8
To the [NAME1] menu
Continue
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Continue
4-10 Menu List
Continue
Continue
To the [NAME8] menu
PRESET
NAME
☞ p 75
NAME
NAME1
NAME
_
NAME
NAME2
NAME
_
NAME
NAME3
NAME
_
NAME
NAME4
NAME
_
NAME
NAME5
NAME
_
NAME
NAME6
NAME
_
NAME
NAME7
NAME
_
NAME
NAME8
NAME
_
To the [LOAD] menu
To the [NAME1] menu
To the [DETAIL SETTING] menu
☞ pp 79, 80
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
ADJUST BI-DIR
TEST PRINT
ADJUST BI-DIR
SIMPLE SETTING
SIMPLE SETTING
0
0
ADJUST BI-DIR
DETAIL SETTING
DETAIL SETTING
TEST PRINT
To the [SETTING] menu
To the
[TEST PRINT] menu
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
To the [TEST PRINT] menu
To the [SETTING] menu
☞ p 82
MENU
CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION
TEST PRINT
CALIBRATION
SETTING
SETTING
0.00%
0.00%
To the [TEST PRINT] menu
Continue
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4-10 Menu List
Continue
☞ p 78
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
HEAD HEIGHT
MIDDLE
☞ p 84
MENU
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
SHEET TYPE
SHEET TYPE
OPAQUE
OPAQUE
☞ p 84
SUB MENU
SHEET WIDTH
SHEET WIDTH
2641 mm
2641 mm
☞ p 84
SUB MENU
SHEET POS.
SHEET POS.
SAVE
MIDDLE
To the [MAINTENANCE] menu
To the [CANCEL] menu
SHEET POS.
CANCEL
To the [SAVE] menu
☞ p 86
SUB MENU
VACUUM POWER
VACUUM POWER
AUTO
AUTO
☞ p 86
SUB MENU
FULL WIDTH S
FULL WIDTH S
FULL
FULL
☞ p 87
SUB MENU
PERIODIC CL.
PERIODIC CL.
NONE
NONE
☞ p 90
SUB MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
☞ p 88
SUB MENU
SLEEP
To the [SETTING] menu
☞ p 89
SLEEP
INTERVAL
INTERVAL
30 min
30 min
SLEEP
SETTING
SETTING
ENABLE
ENABLE
To the [INTERVAL] menu
☞ p 96
SUB MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
☞ p 91
SUB MENU
SELF CLEANING
SELF CLEANING
AUTO
AUTO
☞ p 88
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
INK CONTROL
EMPTY MODE
Continue
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EMPTY MODE
STOP
STOP
4-10 Menu List
Continue
Continue
Continue
To the [DRAIN BOTTLE] menu
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
☞ p 60
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
To the
[SHEET TYPE] menu
☞ p 64
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
☞ p 66
MAINTENANCE
MAINTE. LIQUID
☞ p 54
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
To the [CLEANING] menu
To the [FIRMWARE] menu
☞ p 96
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
SYSTEM INFO.
MODEL
MODEL
AJ-1000
SYSTEM INFO.
SERIAL NO.
SERIAL NO.
ZS000001
SYSTEM INFO.
INK
INK
EXt Ink LcLm
SYSTEM INFO.
FIRMWARE
FIRMWARE
1.00
To the [MODEL] menu
To the [BLOWER FAN] menu
(*1)
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
FEED FOR DRY
DISABLE
DISABLE
☞ p 92
HEATER MENU
PREHEATING
PREHEATING
35 C
35 C
☞ p 93
HEATER MENU
BLOWER FAN
BLOWER FAN
ON
ON
☞ p 90
MENU
HEATER MENU
(*1)
To display this menu, hold down
and press
.
To the [FEED FOR DRY] menu
☞ p 50
MENU
INK REMAINING
1
5
☞ pp 94, 95
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
SHEET REMAIN
PRINT MEMO
2
6
3
4
ML
To the [AUTO DISPLAY] menu
To the
[PRESET] menu
SHEET REMAIN
SET LENGTH
SET LENGTH
0.0 m
0.0 m
SHEET REMAIN
AUTO DISPLAY
AUTO DISPLAY
DISABLE
DISABLE
To the [PRINT MEMO] menu
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Language and Unit Menu
Hold down
and switch on the sub power.
☞ p 89
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
☞ p 89
LENGTH UNIT
mm
mm
☞ p 89
TEMP. UNIT
C
C
SETUP SHEET
Cleaning Menu
Press
Hold down
for one second or longer
To the [POWERFUL CL.] menu
☞ p 49
CLEANING
NORMAL CL.
NORMAL CL.
123456
☞ p 58
CLEANING
POWERFUL CL.
POWERFUL CL.
123456
☞ p 49 (Cleaning for all heads starts)
To the [NORMAL CL.] menu
Media Heating System Configuration Menu
Press
PRE
DRY
☞ pp 45, 92
102
45
50
PRINT
45
35
45
45
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35
45
DRYER
45
35
50
50
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What to Do If
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5-1 The Machine Doesn't Run
The Printer Unit Doesn't Run
Is the power switched on?
Switch on the printer's main power, then press the sub
power switch and make sure the sub power switch lights
up.
illuminated?
Is
is not illuminated.
Printing is not performed when
Pull back the loading lever, close the front cover, and
.
press
Is the front cover open?
Close the front cover.
Is the top menu displayed?
If the top menu isn't displayed, printing doesn't start even
when data is sent from the computer. To go to the top
,
then
menu,
press
W 2600 mm
press
Is
When
press
illuminated?
lights up, operation is paused. To resume,
.
goes dark and printing resumes.
Has ink run out?
If a warning beep sounds and the screen shown in the
figure appears, the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing number is empty. Replace it with a new ink cartridge.
At the [EMPTY MODE] menu, you can make the setting
that determines whether printing starts when the printer
receives printing data while an ink
cartridge is empty.
☞ p 88 "Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty"
Is a message displayed on the screen?
☞ p 111 "If a Message Appears"
☞ p 112 "If an Error Message Appears"
Is the cable connected?
Connect the cable securely.
Is the cover closed securely?
The take-up and feed units do not operate unless the
cover is securely closed.
Is media loaded correctly?
Make sure the media is passed through the guide roller
and dancer rollers correctly.
The Dryer Doesn't Warm Up
Is the main power switch for the dryer turned on?
Turn on the main power switch for the dryer.
Is the dryer's power cord connected?
Connect the power cord securely.
Is media loaded?
The dryer does not warm up to the preset temperature
is dark (unless the default setting has been
when
, and wait for the
changed). Load media, press
machine to warm up.
☞ p 92 "Determining How the Media Heating System
Operates"
Is the temperature of the room too low?
Use the machine in an environment where the temperature is 20 to 32˚C (68 to 90˚F).
Is the power supply the right voltage?
This machine requires 200 to 240 V power. Please note
that it will not operate correctly at a lower voltage.
The Preheater and Print Heater Don't Warm Up
Is media loaded?
The preheater and print heater do not warm up to the
is dark (unless the depreset temperature when
fault setting has been changed). Load media,
, and wait for the machine to warm up.
press
☞ p 92 "Determining How the Media Heating System
Operates"
The Media Take-up or Feed System Doesn't Run
Is the temperature of the room too low?
Use the machine in an environment where the temperature is 20 to 32˚C (68 to 90˚F).
Is the power switched on?
Switch on both the printer's main power switch and the
power switch for the take-up and feed units. To perform
take-up and feed automatically during printing, also make
the setting for the AUTO switch.
Is the power supply the right voltage?
This machine requires 200 to 240 V power. Please note
that it will not operate correctly at a lower voltage.
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5-2 Attractive Printing Is Impossible
Printed Results Are Coarse or Contain Horizontal Stripes
printing quality.
Do the print heads show dot drop-out?
Carry out a printing test and make sure no dot drop-out
occurs. If dot drop-out is present, perform head cleaning.
☞ p 48 "Printing Tests and Cleaning"
☞ p 58 "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
Is the media loaded and set up correctly?
If the media is not loaded and set up correctly, media
feed may not be smooth, or printing may be adversely
affected.
☞ p 109 "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Have you carried out feed correction?
Large misalignment in the amount of feed of the media
may result in printing that seems coarse or contains horizontal stripes. Either make the setting on the computer
to match the type of media you're using, or make the
setting for correction on the printer.
☞ p 82 "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like"
Are the settings for the [PRESET] menu item appropriate?
If the settings selected with the [PRESET] menu item are
not suitable for the type of media, printing may be adversely affected. Choose settings optimized to the media
you're using.
☞ p 76 "Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values"
☞ p 77 "Loading a Saved Preset"
Have you carried out bidirectional correction?
When you are performing bidirectional printing, use the
[ADJUST BI-DIR] menu item to carry out correction. The
optimal adjustment value may vary, depending mainly
on the thickness of the media. Set or select an adjustment value that is suited to the media.
☞ p 79 "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional
Printing"
Are the heating devices at a suitable temperature?
If the ink forms lumps or smudges, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too high
may degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
☞ p 45 "Settings of the Media Heating System"
Is the temperature of the room too low?
The media heating system may not warm up sufficiently
when the temperature is 20˚C (68˚F) or lower. Also, even
when the media heating system reach their preset temperatures, adequate effectiveness may not be apparent if
the media is thoroughly chilled. Before printing, allow
the media to come to room temperature.
Is the print mode suitable?
If attractive printing is impossible even when the print
heater, preheater, and dryer are at a high temperature,
try using a higher-quality print mode.
Depending on the media, smudging may occur when
using a high-quality print mode, and results may also
vary greatly depending on the settings of your RIP program (such as the color-profile selection). Make settings
suited to the media you're using.
Is the printer installed in a level and stable location?
Never install the machine in a location where it is tilted
or where it may wobble or experience vibration. Also
make sure that the print heads are not exposed to moving air. These factors may lead to missing dots or reduced
Colors Are Unstable or Uneven
Is the media wrinkled?
If the media is wrinkled and comes loose from the platen,
colors may be uneven or printing reduce may suffer.
☞ p 109 "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Was printing paused partway through?
When printing is paused, the coloring at the seam may
be altered when printing resumes. Avoid pausing printing. Printing pauses when ink remaining inside the machine runs out. Before you perform lengthy printing,
check the amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges,
and immediately replace any cartridge that becomes
empty.
Printing may also pause when data is not sent from the
computer quickly enough. We recommend not performing any other tasks with the computer while printing is
in progress.
Are the operating parameters set to appropriate
values?
Depending on the settings for such menu items as [FULL
WIDTH S] and [PERIODIC CL.], uneven colors may occur. If the settings have been changed, try restoring them
to their default values.
☞ p 86 "Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media"
☞ p 87 "Keeping Media from Being Soiled by Ink Drips"
Is the printer installed in a level and stable location?
Never install the machine in a location where it is tilted
or where it may wobble or experience vibration. Also,
ensure that the printing heads are not exposed to wind
or blown air. These factors may lead to missing dots or
reduced printing quality.
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5-2 Attractive Printing Is Impossible
Are the settings for the [PRESET] menu item appropriate?
If the settings selected with the [PRESET] menu item are
not suitable for the type of media, printing may be adversely affected. Choose settings optimized to the media
you're using.
☞ p 76 "Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values"
☞ p 77 "Loading a Saved Preset"
The Media Becomes Soiled When Printed
Do the print heads contact the media?
The height of the print heads may be too low. Also, if the
media is not loaded and set up correctly, it may wrinkle
or come loose and strike the heads.
☞ p 109 "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
☞ p 78 "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Are the print heads dirty?
The following may cause ink to drip on the media during printing.
• Buildup of fibrous dust (lint) around the heads
• Ink transferred to the heads due to rubbing against the
media.
If this happens, clean the heads using the cleaning kit.
We recommend carrying out periodic head cleaning.
☞ p 60 "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
Are the pinch rollers dirty?
Periodically clean the pinch rollers.
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5-3 The Media Jams
The Media Jams
If an error message is displayed because the media
has jammed, immediately correct the problem. Failure to do so may damage the print heads.
☞ p 112 [MOTOR ERROR CAP PRINT HEADS]
☞ p 112 [MOTOR ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
Is the media warped or wrinkled?
Many factors can cause warping or wrinkling. Refer to
the following and correct the problem.
☞ p 109 "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Is the height of the print heads too low?
Try raising the heads higher. Media may inevitably warp
or wrinkle slightly, so adjust the height of the heads to
take this into account.
☞ p 78 "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Are the media clamps installed with the left and right
sides oriented correctly?
The media clamps have distinct left and right sides. Make
sure of the orientation and install correctly.
☞ p 43 Procedure 7 on "How to Load Media"
Chapter 5 What to Do If
107
5-4 The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly
The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly
Is media feed unstable?
Various factors can make media feed unstable. Refer to
the following and correct the problem.
☞ p 109 "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
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Chapter 5 What to Do If
5-5 Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable
A variety of problems can occur if the media feed is not
smooth.This can cause such problems as poor printing quality,
contact with the media by the print heads, misaligned positioning, media jams, or poor take-up. Take action as follows.
The Media Is Not Straight
Is the media loaded and set up straight and securely?
Feed is not smooth when the media is not straight or
tensioned unevenly on the left and right. Reload the
media.
Media Wrinkles or Shrinks
Is the media loaded and set up straight and securely?
Feed is not smooth when the media is not straight or
tensioned unevenly on the left and right. Reload the
media.
Are the feed dancer rollers level?
If they are not level, the media may become crooked or
wrinkle. Reload the media using the media gauge.
Is media loaded correctly?
Make sure the media is passed through the guide roller
and dancer rollers correctly.
Is the positioning of the loaded media displaced to
the left or right?
Smooth feed is not possible when the positioning of the
loaded media is displaced to the left or right. Reload the
media using the media gauge.
Was loaded media allowed to stand for some time?
Media may shrink or wrinkle if it is heated for an extended time. When printing ends, switch off the sub
power or remove the media.
Was the media loaded while the heating devices were
hot?
Loading media after the heating devices have warmed
up causes the temperature of the media to rise suddenly,
which may cause the media to shrink or wrinkle during
printing. Before loading media, switch off the sub power
and allow them to cool.
Are the feed dancer rollers level?
If they are not level, the media may become crooked or
wrinkle. Adjust the position of the balance weights to
match the width of the media.
Is media loaded correctly?
Make sure the media is passed through the guide roller
and dancer rollers correctly.
Is the positioning of the loaded media displaced to
the left or right?
Smooth feed is not possible when the positioning of the
loaded media is displaced to the left or right. Reload the
media using the media gauge.
Media Feed Is Not Smooth
Do the media or the dancer rollers strike some other
object?
Make sure the media and the dancer rollers do not touch
anything else. This may affect printing, even when feed
appears to be smooth.
Is the media too thick?
Media that is too thick may not only cause unstable feed,
but may scrape the print heads, resulting in malfunction. Never use such media.
Are the grit rollers dirty?
Check to make sure the grit rollers are free of buildup of
foreign material such as media scraps.
Is the temperature of the media heating system too
high?
Set the temperature to suitable values for the type of
media.
☞ p 45 "Settings of the media heating system"
Is the roll media sagging?
Sagging of the roll can cause wrinkling or warping. When
loading media measuring 1,880 mm (74 in.) or more in
width, install the reinforcement pipe. Also, when storing
media, place it so that it will not sag under its own weight.
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5-6 The Print Heads Stopped Moving
If the print-head carriage stops over the platen, take
action immediately to prevent the heads from drying out.
What to Do First
If the message [MOTOR ERROR CAP PRINT HEADS]
appears, first eliminate the cause of the error, then press
. When the heads have moved to the standby
position (inside the right side cover), switch off the sub
power.
If the carriage doesn't move, switch the sub power off,
then back on again. (If the media is jammed, then remove the media as well.) If the heads still do not move,
try switching off the main power, then switching on first
the main power, and then the sub power.
Print head
5. Insert the head-unit tool into the hole on the bottom
of the machine and turn gently. The print heads descend.
If the Heads Still Do Not Move
If the heads still do not move, carry out the following
emergency response measure, then contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
1. Switch off the main power and detach the right side
cover.
2. Open the front cover.
3. Gently move the cap unit by hand to the position
shown in the figure.
Cap unit
Head-unit tool
6. Make the guides at the edges of the print heads line
up with the printing heads at the edges of the cap
unit. Turn the tool further to bring the heads near the
cap unit.
7. When the heads make contact with the cap unit, turn
the tool three more turns.
4. Gently move the print heads by hand as far as the
standby position.
Make sure the print heads are capped tightly.
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5-7 If a Message Appears
These are the main messages that appear on the machine's
display to prompt correct operation. They do not indicate
any error. Follow the prompts and take action accordingly.
[1■ 2■ 3■ 4■ ...]
Only a small amount of ink remains. Replace the cartridge indicated by the flashing number with a new cartridge.
[SHEET NOT LOADED PRESS SETUP KEY]
. This message appears
Load media and press
when an attempt to perform a printing test was made
while no media was loaded.
[SET CARTRIDGE]
Insert the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing number. This message appears at times such as during cartridge replacement.
[CHECK DRAIN BOTTLE]
This appears when a certain amount of discharged fluid
collects in the drain bottle. To clear the message, press
. If this screen appears, go to the [DRAIN
BOTTLE] menu and discard the discharged fluid in the
bottle.
☞ p 54 "Disposing of Discharged Ink"
[SET HEAD HEIGHT TO ***, SURE?]
This appears when the height of the print heads is higher
than the head height set on the computer. Pressing
changes the head height to the computer's setlets you set the
ting and starts printing. Pressing
head height without change.
[CLOSE SLOT COVER]
Close the cartridge-slot cover. This appears if the cover
is open when the printer receives printing data. Printing
starts when the cover is closed.
[TIME FOR MAINTENANCE]
It is time to clean the heads using the cleaning kit. After
.
verifying, press
☞ p 60 "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
[CLOSE THE COVER (RIGHT SIDE COVER/
FRONT COVER)]
Close the right side cover, the front cover, or both.
For safety, the carriage doe not operate while a cover is
open.
[TIME FOR WIPER REPLACE]
It is time to replace the wiper. After verifying, press
.
☞ p 64 "Replacing the Wipers"
[DO NOT USE MEDIA CLAMPS]
Make sure the media clamps have been removed. The
media clamps cannot be used when the height of the
print heads is set to "LOW." (Using them may cause mal.
function.) After verifying, press
[INSTALL DRAIN BOTTLE]
Check whether the drain bottle is installed. Install the
.
drain bottle, then press
[NOW HEATING...]
Wait until the preheater, print heater and dryer reach the
lights up.
preset temperature. Printing starts when
for one second
You can stop printing by holding
makes
or longer while this is displayed. Pressing
printing start immediately, without waiting to reach the
preset temperature.
[NOW WARMING UP]
Wait until the message disappears. Printing cannot be
started until the message disappears. Holding down
for one second or longer while this message is
displayed quits printing.
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5-8 If an Error Message Appears
This describes the error messages that may appear on the
machine's display, and how to take action to remedy the
problem. If the action described here does not correct the
problem, or if an error message not described here appear,
contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
[AVOIDING DRY-UP TURN POWER OFF]
The print heads were forced to standby position to
prevent them from drying out.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch the sub power
off, then back on. Opening the front cover while printing is in progress causes an emergency stop. Never allow the print heads to stand in this state.
[CANCELED FOR WIPER PROTECTION]
Operation stopped because the maintenance liquid
has run out completely.
clears the error message, but printing canPress
not be executed. Execute the printer's [MAINTE. LIQUID] menu item and replace the maintenance liquid
cartridge with a new one. If the machine is allowed to
stand with the error uncorrected, the print heads may
dry out and become damaged.
☞ p 84 "Using Transparent Media"
[CHECK THE FEED UNIT]
The feed system stopped without feeding out any
media.
If media has run out, stop printing and load new media.
[DATA ERROR CANCELING...]
Output was stopped because a problem was found
in the data received.
Operation cannot be continued. Check for problems with
the connector cable or the computer, then redo the operation, starting with reloading the media.
[FEED UNIT LOCKED]
Printing stopped automatically because the feed system stopped.
to clear the error message. Eliminate the
Press
cause that made the feed system stop, then carry out the
next printing operation.
[HEATING TIMEOUT CONTINUE?]
The preheater or print heater did not reach the preset temperature.
This occurs because the temperature of the location
where the machine is installed is too low. We recommend raising the temperature. To quit printing, hold
for one second or longer. To continue waitdown
. To start printing for the temperature to rise, press
.
ing immediately, press
[MOTOR ERROR CAP PRINT HEADS]
A motor error occurred.
. The
Eliminate the cause of the error, then press
heads move to the standby position. After the heads have
moved, switch off the sub power. If the machine is allowed to stand with the error uncorrected, the print heads
may dry out and become damaged.
This error may be caused by such factors as a mistake in
loading the media, a media jam, or an operation that
pulls the media with excessive force.
The media is loaded incorrectly.
Check how the media is threaded through the rollers.
Also make sure the AUTO switches for the feed and takeup units are set correctly.
The media has jammed.
Carefully remove the jammed media. The print heads
may also be damaged. Perform head cleaning, then perform a printing test and check the results.
The media was pulled with excessive force.
Excessive tension was applied to the media, and additional action is necessary to recover from this state. First,
move the loading lever to the rear and open the cover
for the feed and take-up units. Adjust the media to create a small amount of slack, then switch on the sub power.
[MOTOR ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
A motor error occurred.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub power.
Next, eliminate the cause of the error, then immediately
switch on the sub power. If the machine is allowed to
stand with the error uncorrected, the print heads may
dry out and become damaged.
This error may be caused by such factors as a mistake in
loading the media, a media jam, or an operation that
pulls the media with excessive force.
The media is loaded incorrectly.
Check how the media is threaded through the rollers.
Also make sure the AUTO switches for the feed and takeup units are set correctly.
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5-8 If an Error Message Appears
The media has jammed.
Carefully remove the jammed media. The print heads
may also be damaged. Perform head cleaning, then perform a printing test and check the results.
The media was pulled with excessive force.
Excessive tension was applied to the media, and additional action is necessary to recover from this state. First,
move the loading lever to the rear and open the cover
for the feed and take-up units. Adjust the media to create a small amount of slack, then switch on the sub power.
The positioning of the loaded media is displaced to
the left.
Press any key to clear the error. Reload the media at the
.
correct position, then press
The platen is dirty.
Press any key to clear the error. The machine cannot sense
the width of the media because of soiling. Clean the
platen.
[TEMPERATURE IS TOO HIGH]
[NO MAINTENANCE LIQUID]
The maintenance liquid cartridge is empty.
to clear the error message. Execute the
Press
printer's [MAINTE. LIQUID] menu item and replace the
maintenance liquid cartridge with a new one. If the machine is allowed to stand with the error uncorrected, the
print heads may dry out and become damaged.
[PINCHROLL ERROR LOWER PINCHROLL]
was pressed without first lowering the pinch
rollers.
Press any key to clear the error. Pull back the loading
.
lever, then press
The pinch rollers were raised while
was illuminated.
The error is cleared automatically after a short wait. Never
move the loading lever while printing is in progress.
[SERVICE CALL xxxx]
An unrecoverable error occurred, or part replacement that must be performed by a service technician is required.
Note the number displayed, then switch off the sub
power. After you switch off the power, inform your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer of the number that
appeared on the display.
[SHEET SET ERROR SET AGAIN]
The temperature of the location where the machine
is installed has risen above the ambient temperature at which the machine can operate.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub power.
Bring the installed location to a temperature at which
operation is possible (20 to 32˚C) and allow the machine
to come to room temperature, then turn on the power.
[TEMPERATURE IS TOO LOW]
The temperature of the location where the machine
is installed has fallen below the ambient temperature at which the machine can operate.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub power.
Bring the installed location to a temperature at which
operation is possible (20 to 32˚C) and allow the machine
to come to room temperature, then turn on the power.
[WRONG CARTRIDGE]
A cartridge that cannot be used was installed.
Remove the cartridge to clear the error. Use a cartridge
of the specified type.
[WRONG WIDTH UNDER 1220mm (or 48")]
The width of the loaded media is too narrow.
to clear the error. Note, however, that perPress
forming printing without making any changes causes the
media to be fed incorrectly, which may result in malfunction or damage to the machine. Replace with media
of usable size.
was pressed even though no media is loaded.
Press any key to clear the error. Load media and pull
.
back the loading lever, then press
Transparent media was loaded even though [SHEET
TYPE] is set to [OPAQUE].
Press any key to clear the error. Set the [SHEET TYPE]
menu item to [CLEAR], then reload the media.
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6-1 Usable Media
Conditions for Usable Media
Media width
48 to 104 inches (1220 to 2641 mm)
Roll outer diameter ( A)
Maximum 250 mm (9.8 inches)
Paper pipe (core) inner diameter (B)
3 inches (76.2 mm)
Media thickness (C)
Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil)
Roll weight
Maximum 100 kg (220 lb.)
Other conditions
Media such as the following cannot be used.
➢ Media whose end is attached to the paper pipe (core)
➢ Media which is severely warped or which has a strong tendency to reroll
➢ Media that cannot withstand the heat of the media heating system
➢ Media that cannot withstand the tensioning of the media take-up or feed system
➢ Media whose paper pipe (core) is bent or crushed
➢ Media that bends under its own weight when loaded
This machine cannot necessarily print every kind of media. When selecting media, be sure to carry out testing in
advance to make sure that satisfactory printing quality is obtained.
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6-2 Printing Area
Printing Area and Margins
Media
Approx. 1.8 m
(6 feet) (*2)
Media clamp
10 mm (0.4 in.) (*3)
Approx. 20 mm
(0.8 in.) (*3)
Media clamp
10 mm (0.4 in.) (*3)
Approx. 20 mm
(0.8 in.) (*3)
Printing area
Left margin
Right margin (*1)
Approx. 1.8 m
(6 feet) (*2)
*1 The amount of margin can be changed by using
.
*2 Margin length required by the media take-up and feed systems.
*3 Margin set automatically (default value; for media whose width is detectable)
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6-3 Locations of the Power Rating and Serial Number Labels
Serial Number
This is require when you seek maintenance, servicing, or support. Never peel off the label or let it get
dirty.
Power Rating
Use an electrical outlet that meets the requirements
for voltage, frequency, and amperage given here.
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6-4 Specifications
Printing method
Loadable media width
Printable area
Ink
Type
Colors
Resolution
Printing speed
Distance accuracy(*1)
Media take-up
system
Roll outer diameter
Roll weight
Media feed system Roll outer diameter
Roll weight
Media dryer(*2)
Ink-fixing device(*2)
Interface
Power-saving function
Power supply
Voltage and frequency
Required power capacity
Power consumption During operation
Sleep mode
Acoustic noise level During operation
During standby
Dimensions
Weight
Environment
Power on (*3)
Power off
Included items
AJ-1000
Piezo ink-jet method
1220 to 2641 mm (48 to 104 in.)
Maximum width: 2600 mm (102.3 in.)
Exclusive EcoXtreme INK
6 colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light-cyan, and light-magenta)
Maximum 720 dpi
Maximum approx. 45 m2/h
Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or 0.3 mm, whichever is
greater
Maximum 250 mm (9.8 in.)
Maximum 100 kg (220 lb.)
Maximum 250 mm (9.8 in.)
Maximum 100 kg (220 lb.)
Heating method(Used in combination with the blower fan ), Setting range
for the preset temperature: 35 to 60°C(95 to 140°F)
Preheater and print heater, Setting range for the preset temperature: 35
to 50°C(95 to 122°F)
Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Automatic sleep (compliant with the International ENERGY STAR® Office
Equipment Program)
Printer unit: AC 200 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Dryer: AC 200 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Printer unit: 10 A, Dryer: 10 A
Printer unit: Approx. 1600 W, Dryer: Approx. 2300 W
Approx. 60 W
70 dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
40 dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
4299 (W) x 1115 (D) x 1413 (H) mm (169.3 (W) x 43.9 (D) x 55.7 (H) in.)
598 kg (1319 lb.)
Temperature: 20 to 32˚C (68 to 89.6˚F), humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Temperature: 5 to 40˚C (41 to 104˚F), humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
Power cord, roll shafts, end caps, spacers, media reinforcement pipe,
paper pipe, drain bottle, media gauge, media clamps, hexagonal
wrenches, Head-unit tool, cleaning kit, syringe, tube, maintenance liquid cartridges, software RIP, Roland-PrintServer CD-ROM, User's Manual,
Setup Guide, Roland-PrintServer Network Settings Guide
*1
➢ At Roland PET film, print travel: 1m
➢ Temperature: 20˚C (68˚F), humidity: 50%
➢ Not assured when the media heating system is used.
*2
➢ Warm-up is required after powerup. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment.
➢ Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the preset temperature fail to be reached.
*3
Environment
Use in an operating environment with this range.
Humidity
Temperature
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