ENCAD T-200+
Training Guide
Technical Summary
Printer Calibrations
Cartridge Warranty
Tips & Tricks
SEH Networking
Driver Loading Instructions
Driver Configuration/Settings
Technical Bulletin 1
Printer Troubleshooting
Parts List
T-200 Product Data Sheet
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USA and Canada Customer Support Line: (877) 362-2387
Version 5.0
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Technical Summary_________
This document serves to cover the technological aspects of the ENCAD T-200+ printer and
answer any technical questions regarding printer setup/operations. Most CAD media may pass
through the printer up to .020” thick. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide (hard copy), online
Reference Guide and Maintenance Guide (on System CD) for specific operational questions.
These documents are provided with the printer on CD-ROM.
1. Key Features
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36” width; accommodates 11” to 36” media
Four-color (CMYK or KKKK) 600x600 DPI
printer
208-jet foam filled ink cartridges
Four 50 ml snap-on ink reservoirs (caddy) for
extended ink operation
Electronic Jet Compensation
Rear media rollers (4” maximum roll diameter);
cut sheet basket
Fast 4-K CAD printing speeds, up to 567 sfph /
52.7 smph (normal/4-pass mode: 100 sfph
/9.3 smph); fast full-color printing speeds,
(photo mode or normal/4-pass mode) @ 37 sfph/3.4 smph
Emulation: HP-GL/2, HP RTL, EN RTL
Process color sets of dye-based and pigmented (K only) inks available
Line length accuracy: ± 0.2% of length or ± 0.015 in. (0.38 mm).
SEH 100 Base-T Ethernet print server
Full driver support: AutoCAD 2000, ADI, HDI, & Windows
2. Printer Cartridges & Snap-On Reservoirs
The printer uses four color (CMYK) or four black (KKKK), 208-jet foam filled cartridges with
ENCAD inks. The Black (K) ink will be pigmented
optimized for lines on bond and the color (CMY)
inks will be dye based (or CMYK dye
configuration. Dot sizes are true 600 x 600 color
DPI printing at various firing rates up to 8Khz
(RTL data appropriate for 300 or 600 dpi.). 3
different configurations are available:
4-K Pigment (Black CAD only)
CMY Dye + K Pigment (CAD + color)
CMYK Dye (color graphics only)
Four 50 ml snap-on ink reservoirs (caddy) are used for extended ink operation. To check ink
levels in the snap-on reservoirs just look through the clear walls. Replace when empty by simply
pushing onto the cartridge. The cartridge warranty is 165 ml;
cartridge shutoff is 350 ml with a “Cartridge End of Life”
message. Selection of draft (1/2 pass), normal (4 pass) and best
(6 pass) print modes are available from the printer control panel or
RIP. CMY cartridges are filled to ~35 ml of ink; K (pigmented)
cartridges are filled to ~35 ml of ink (~30 ml usable ink
respectively due to foam absorption).
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To install a new cartridge:
Step 1. Remove tape from Cartridge first!
Step 2. Attach cartridge to carriage assembly
Step 3. Remove tape from Ink Caddy
Step 4. Attach Caddy onto Cartridge, ensure a tight seal
exists
Step 5. Start printing, ensure level does not fall below low
level mark on Caddy. Do not print when empty.
3. Print Configurations
4-K Pigment (Black CAD only)
CMY Dye + K Pigment (CAD + color)
CMYK Dye (color graphics only)
Four CMY Dye and 1 K Pigment cartridges are supplied with printer; CMYK CIS2 ink type. The K
pigment cartridge may be replaced with a K Dye cartridge if the user decides to print full color
graphics only. Four-Black Mode (4-mono/4-grayscale) requires the use of 4 CIS2 Pigmented
black cartridges for printing monochrome line drawings at very high speed. The inks are
optimized for use on low cost bond paper and adhere to optimized media and coated substrates.
CMYK
KKKK
4. Open Jet Compensation & Cartridge Maintenance
A. Enabling open jet compensation (Open Jet Menu under the calibration menu) will often
dramatically improve print quality. Up to 20 jets may be toggled off in each color to maintain
picture perfect printing to support photo
(best) print modes. If enabling open jet
detection and/or activating the manual
jet bypass feature on problem jets
(clogged/misfiring jets) found in the
Prime pattern does not improve image
quality then contact technical support.
Refer to B. below.
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B. In the partial Prime Pattern example below, jet 111 is clogged (an empty cell). Jet 114 (100%
fill) is defective and is being automatically compensated. Jets 105 and 108 (80% fill) have been
manually bypassed (toggled off) by the operator to compensate for clogged jets. Please note jet
105 is shown as recovered and may be toggled back on. When jets are toggled off they are not
used by the printer. Up to 20 jets in each color may be compensated while maintaining photo
quality printing. Refer to the printed compensation list above the Prime pattern to verify print pass
mode support. For example if the following is printed <M: -----, BEST> then only the 6-pass mode
(BEST) is supported. The main thing to remember is 80% or 100% filled blocks will not cause
micro-banded output, but clogged (or missing) and degraded jets can cause microbanding
in prints. Please familiarize yourself with the four types of indicators in the Prime pattern below:
NOTE: To gain access to the Open Jet
Menu, select:
UTILITY MENU – OPEN JETS
C. Scroll through the printer display to obtain total ink throughput (Utility Menu - Select - Down
Arrow to Service Menu - Select - Down Arrow to Disp Cart Info - Select). If the cartridge displays
greater than 165 ml of ink throughput, the cartridge has reached its warranted life. The cartridge
management system assures the highest quality and reliable productivity through the useful life of
the cartridge, which may extend beyond the cartridge warranty period. In order to ensure the
quality of output, the cartridges will shut off after 350 ml of ink throughput. If the cartridge has
reached the end of its life, 'Cartridge End of Life' message, it should be replaced.
D. Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles:
1. Activate the Clean function, followed by the Prime pattern.
2. If the printed bars of the print-out fades on either side of the pattern or is shorter than the other
bars, then this would indicate that the cartridge is running low on that particular color ink (refer to
3.A. above). Check the snap-on reservoir for a tight seal and possible leaks. If this is the case,
you will need to replace the snap-on reservoir first, then the cartridge second to verify. If this is
not the case, then go on to step 3.
3. If print quality does not improve, remove and re-install the print cartridge.
4. Repeat the Prime-Clean function, followed by the Prime pattern again. If print quality is still
unacceptable, wipe the print cartridge nozzles using step E below.
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E. Wiping print nozzles and contacts:
1. Wipe the print nozzles/jet plate only if you have already run the clean test and the print
quality is still not satisfactory. Wiping the print nozzles removes dried ink on the print
cartridge nozzles or jet plate area.
2. Remove the print cartridges from the printer via the control panel display. Do not
attempt to install or remove an ink cartridge from the carriage at any time without first
selecting Shortcut Menu - Down Arrow - Access Cartridges Select to move the carriage
away from the service
station. Don’t attempt to
manually pull the carriage
out of the service station
while the printer is turned
on. This can damage the
printer or cause bodily
harm.
3. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water. Gently wipe the nozzles and jet plate in one
direction. Hold the damp cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, gently blot
and wipe dry. Use another clean section of cloth to gently wipe the contacts. Ensure
rear electrical contacts on cartridge are clean as well.
Caution: do not wipe the nozzles and the contacts with the same section of cloth.
Cartridge
Jet Plate
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4. Reinstall the print cartridges, ensure the snap-on reservoir is seated securely and
flush onto the cartridge opening. Select Shortcut Menu - Down Arrow - Access Cartridges Select to move the carriage back to the service station.
5. Repeat the Clean test, followed by the Prime pattern. If the print quality still has not
improved and the cartridge is not empty, a new cartridge may be necessary. Refer to the
on-line maintenance guide supplied on the system CD supplied with the printer for
complete maintenance instructions. If the print quality has not improved after this
cleaning process, contact technical support for
assistance. If print quality still does not improve, your
printer may require service.
5. Line Length Accuracy
Line length is to be measured and verified as accurate to the
greater of ± 0.2% of length or ± 0.015 in. (0.38 mm). Length
accuracy to be measured in vector mode only with calibration
“on” for both roll and sheet feed. The media is 4 mil drafting
matte film. Test between 45% - 55% relative humidity.
6. SEH 100 BaseT Ethernet Print Server
A. The 100baseTX parallel print device allows connection between a 100 baseTX network
environment and the ENCAD T-200. The SEH print server draws power directly from the printer’s
parallel port.
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High speed print server; 1 Mbytes/sec
data rate (compliant with IEEE 1284)
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Powered by parallel port
ECP mode support
Protocols; IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, WINS,
BCP/TBCP, NetBIOS/SMB, IPP, DNS,
SLP, SNMP, SMTP, Ethernet/Token Talk
Phase 2, HTTP/HTML
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Operating Systems; Novell Netware 3.x – 5.x, UNIX, BS2000, Apple MacOS 7.x –
9.x, Microsoft Windows 3.X, 95/98, NT 4.X, 2000
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Easy Installation and Simple Management
JetAdmin, WebJetAdmin, and EpsonNet Tools Support
B. To reset the server: depress the blue test button (on side of server) for three seconds while
SEH is disconnected, continue to hold button and plug server into parallel port (power applied to
printer), then release button after 3 seconds. Press and hold blue button again for three more
seconds and release. The IP address should be reset to 0.0.0.0 when performed correctly.
C. The Status and Link LED’s (green in color) should be steady when the T-200 has been turned
on and a properly configured network connection has been established. The Status LED will
blink until the server is configured properly in the proper IP range of the device (could be
dependent of the HUB’s or Network Interface Card’s IP range). The Activity LED (amber in color)
will only blink while the server receives data from the host computer (typically blinks during
printing).
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7. Printer Calibrations
A.
PAPER AXIS TEST
Prior to running a Paper Axis Test ensure a minimum of 36 inch media is loaded. To
activate the Paper Axis Test select UTILITY MENU – Db CALIB - PAPER AXIS TEST.
An upside-down "T" will be printed in the center of the media, the media will advance
approximately 33 inches or 838.2 mm and another "T" will be printed. This calibration is
extremely important for paneling and framing operations to ensure proper line length
accuracy; printer accuracy is guaranteed to +/- 0.2%. Cut off and measure the distance
between the two T's using a draftsman ruler, enter the true value under 'Paper Axis =
33.00'. Select Utility Menu, Db Calib, Paper Axis =33.00, press Select (= sign should be
flashing) enter the measured value once only and press ‘Select’ to stop cursor from
flashing. Note: the loaded value will always indicate 33.00" or 832.2 mm as the reference
position but feel confident the printer’s media feed value (stepper motor feed) is now
properly adjusted for this media type.
NOTE: Ensure Calib XY=ON at all times.
B.
SLOW DEADBAND
To activate the Slow Deadband calibration select UTILITY MENU – Db CALIB - SLOW
DB TEST. The Slow dB Test pattern will print very slowly. This is a mechanical
adjustment of the printer servo system and should be performed monthly. Ensure the
vertical lines are straight, if out of alignment, as in this example, then an adjustment is
necessary. Select Utility Menu, Service Menu, Calibration Menu, Slow Deadband change the values (under ‘Slow’) and rerun the pattern until correct.
C.
COLOR DEADBAND
To activate the Color Deadband calibration select
MENU – Db CALIB - COLOR DB TEST.
The Color dB pattern will print.
This is an electronic calibration for compensating
the differences in cartridge resistances. Always
perform this calibration whenever a cartridge is
replaced. Choose the best value under the best group
of aligned colors (under ‘Fast’). Do not choose one
value to characterize all colors unless illustrated by the
pattern.
D.
Color Calibration
To activate the Color Calibration select UTILITY MENU – COLOR CALIB – PRINT
TEST. Three (3) horizontal patterns followed by 3 vertical patterns should print. The
color calibration pattern should be performed whenever a cartridge is removed from the
carriage for cleaning or replacement. Choose the best value under each aligning set of
colors, i.e. yellow to magenta, then magenta to cyan, then cyan to black. Enter the most
correct value for each field.
NOTE: To perform a final check of printer calibrations run the Fast Db test. Select
UTILITY MENU – Db CALIB - FAST DB TEST. Ensure all lines are aligned vertically
across print pattern. There is no adjustment for this test pattern; if incorrect perform
steps B., C. and D. again.
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8. Cartridge Warranty
The foam-filled cartridge replacement is a user clean-hands replacement. Image quality and
warranty will be determined based on the default 4-pass (Normal) mode image quality. If 10 jets
(per cartridge) are electrically failed with less than 165 ml of ink throughput then the
cartridge warranty will be honored; clogs should be cleared using the manual electronic jet
compensation. The cartridges will be warranted for 165 ml ink throughput (approximately 3 snapon reservoir replacements) with cartridge shutoff at 350 ml (approximately 7 snap-on reservoir
replacements maximum). Cartridges replacement is authorized by ENCAD technical support in
the US and Canada only. All other printer problems must be analyzed by the appropriate service
provider as follows: printer service in the US and Canada is handled by the ENCAD technical
support and service center only; for all international support issues please contact the point-ofpurchase ENCAD dealer or the authorized service provider in respective region. Any questions
please call 1-800-45-ENCAD.
NOTE: Additional checklist for possible cartridge replacement:
A. Electrically bad jets (100% filled block) in the Prime pattern (5 for Gray-top cartridges;
10 for Red-top cartridges) and <500 ml throughput (see UTILITY MENU – SERVICE
MENU – CARTRIDGE INFO) warrants a cartridge replacement. Manually bypass
clogged jets as necessary (clogged jets, misfires, are not covered by the warranty.)
Clean the jet plate thoroughly by
blotting with a water dampened
lint-free towel to clear clogs.
- Catastrophic Jet Failure (more than 35 jets)
- Faulty Power Line; check
compensation list
to verify photo mode is still
supported. Clean rear electrical
contacts and reseat cartridge to
verify problem is not intermittent.
- Faulty Address Line; check
compensation list to verify photo
mode is still supported. Clean
rear electrical contacts.
- Multiple Power and Address
line failures; one cartridge is
defective (use post-it note
technique to isolate defective
cartridge.)
- A clogged jet is illustrated as jet 111; jets 105 and 108 are manually bypassed (80%
filled blocks only.) Jet 114 is defective and is automatically being bypassed. Between 20
and 35 jets, in each color, may be defective or bypassed to maintain photo quality
printing.
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B. Micro-banding is typically caused by the low pass modes or improper color deadband
and color calibrations. If calibrations are satisfactory, then jet degradation of one color
probably exists. Inspect prime pattern for diagonal line integrity and consistency (line
should be perfectly straight with no misfires). Check item #3 below.
C. Prime pattern line observed to be
shifting up and down randomly (i.e.
see faulty K line in photo at right);
check print-pass mode. Replace
cartridge if problem cannot be
resolved.
D. Ink Starvation (caused by the Cartridge and not the Ink Delivery System); defective jet
plate seal or top lid seal. Test alternate ink delivery lines and tubing needles before
cartridge replacement. Swap cartridge positions to check electrical connectivity.
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9. Tips and Tricks
A. Check Firmware version for latest feature sets:
Under UTILITY MENU - SERVICE MENU - ABOUT
Verify firmware version 1.22 or higher is loaded (previous firmware
versions cause excessive spitting into the service station during routine
functions (i.e. following an 'Access Cartridges').
B. Check Ink Limit setting to ensure ink saturation levels are not limited:
Under SETUP MENU - HP-GL/2 OPTIONS - INK LIMIT (also check the software/printer control
setting - should be set to software control)
If using printer control INK LIMIT should not be set to ON. This will cause true HP-GL/2 native
files (i.e. .hp2 or .plt files coming down the cable) to become converted to .RTL language and
suffer an ink limit of the highest saturated colors (the most used color in an image). I.e. If primary
a green image is printed then Cyan and Yellow would be considerably reduced when compared
to Magenta and Black. This feature is used for those folks who do not want to waste a lot of ink
and do not care about specific color output. The Ink Reduction feature on our entire line of
printers is similar but it drops all 4 colors an even amount (i.e. 12.5%, 25%, 37.5%, etc) - again
only affecting true HP-GL/2 native file formats. Raster files are not affected by either Ink Limit or
Ink Reduction.
C. Incorrect Output: Certain 4-K
Super Draft print operations may
cause double-lines to appear in
image due to the excessively high
data transfer speeds; switch to
Draft or even Normal mode to
correct. If problem cannot be
corrected then either the trailing
cable or flex driver cable will
require replacement – only
qualified service providers should
attempt cable replacement.
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D. Check output configuration
selection. Verify ADI/HDI driver
settings. (i.e. HP-GL/2 vs. Raster
mode and dithering pattern
choices), refer to HDI/ADI driver
setup section. Switch from HPGL/2 to RTL output (Raster mode)
has been noted in correcting some
double-image print symptoms.
Switching to the. Also switching to
an alternate dithering/diffusion
patterns has been found to correct
the appearance of degraded print
output as well.
E. Check Spit Interval: Under SETUP MENU - INK OPTION MENU - INTERVAL
The default spitting interval during printing is every 30 seconds. The interval can be increased to
1 or 2 minutes, or reduced as low as 10 seconds. If you wish you can reduce the amount of ink
that is fired into the service station during the normal print operations.
E. Initial Setup – Caddy Operation:
Following setup of the T-200 and attachment
of the caddies, or for a new caddy
installation, it is suggested to immediately run
the T-200 internal Color Test to ensure the
ink system up and running. Initial pressure (at
the 50 ml level) inside the caddy may tend to
vent if the incorrect cartridge/caddy
installation procedure was followed. Please
review the cartridge/caddy installation
procedures, remember to always pull
cartridge tape first, pull the caddy tape and
then install the caddy onto cartridge!. Also, an initial small leak may exist
in the vent chamber/accumulator (or spout connection at needle) and may
cause some ink disposal onto the service station pads (even if the unit is
just sitting there) due to the loss of negative pressure inside the cartridge.
Refer to Technical Bulletin 1.
The system could be compared to a modified bulk ink system; the
pressure levels will reduce and stabilize once the ink level drops slightly
(approximately 2 to 3 mm from the initial starting level). This will
guarantee each new caddy that is attached will work properly - otherwise
it will never work if the initial back pressure is lost. If the seal area
between the cartridge spout and the caddy is not secure ink leaking will
occur. Pressure integrity suggestions:
- Ensure the red spout on each cartridge is securely tight (turned clockwise tight)
- Ensure the caddy is completely pressed onto the cartridge spout when installing.
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F. Service Station Maintenance
The service station pads typically become saturated
(saturation rate depends primarily on the spit interval
selected; also the number of times the printer is turned on
and off, or how many times the 'Access Cartridges' is
activated) and should be replaced once they start to arc
upwards (or at approximately every 8 or 16 printing hours
depending on the type of printing performed – Mono or 4color respectively).
At a minimum the service station should be cleaned (with
running warm tap water for 1 minute) every 16 print hours. Normally the white pads are replaced
(or cleaned & squeezed out) when the service station is cleaned at the same time). Inspect the 4
wipers (below right) for damage or severe warping/bending. Replace as necessary.
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G. SEH Print Server Networking Tips
NOTE: For WinNT/95/98/ME systems also refer to page 16.
1. Use an Ethernet patch cable if linking off a HUB; a crossover
Ethernet cable if driving directly out of a NIC (computer's Ethernet
network interface card) to the SEH print server. The instructions
provided on CD are extremely easy to follow; instruction may vary
depending on your operating system.
2. At the host computer (i.e. RIP/driver workstation) assign network address settings.
a) At desktop right click on ‘My Network Places’ and select ‘Properties’. At Local Area
Connection window right click and select ‘Properties’. At local area connection window
select Internet Protocol and select ‘Properties’. If a TCP/IP protocol is not listed then go
ahead and install a TCP/IP protocol.
b) Assign workstation IP address (this
address should be one number different, or
very close to, from the print server address for
best results, i.e. 192.168.24.73). Assign the
Subnet mask address (this address should
match the print server).
NOTE: Default gateway address and the DNS
addresses (for internet/web access) are not
required.
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3. Load the InterCON network CD (or obtain from http://www.seh.de/ )and follow
the instructions...it will place an InterCON icon onto your desktop following
software installation.
4. Connect the SEH print server box to the printers parallel port and
connect the Ethernet cable from computer/HUB/switch to the SEH print
server.
5. Double-click the InterCON icon on the desktop. The Intercon utility
should launch and automatically seek and initially find the print server.
On the server address text line, double-click, this will launch the TCP/IP
settings. Select TCP/IP window and set the appropriate TCP/IP range (it
is suggested to set the first three IP address numbers the same as host
workstation while the last number must be different. See below.
Typically many users set the Subnet mask to the standard address
255.255.255.0. Leave the gateway address blank, but do not enter zero
(0’s) or this will cause a possible error condition.
NOTE: If the above steps are unsuccessful, then check the computer Network properties (TCP/IP
port) and Print Server addresses to ensure the IP & Subnet are all very close in range to one
another (only one number different). For example:
Computer’s TCP/IP port addresses:
IP Address: 192.168.24.73
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Print Server TCP/IP addresses:
IP Address: 192.168.24.74
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
As an option you may download the TCP/IP address directly to the server using a PC
computer. At the MS-DOS/COMMAND PROMPT enter (for example):
arp -s 192.168.24.74 00-40-17-00-ed-d6
and press ENTER.
where:
arp –s (computer switch commands)
192.168.24.74 (intended IP address)
00-40-17-00-ed-d6 (SEH server hardware address printed on back of device –
place dashes/colons between every two numbers)
The server should be configured to the new address within a few seconds assuming the
network connections are proper and computer’s IP (host) address is set to within the
same range and DHCP is either enabled/disabled accordingly. Note: the gateway
address is typically not required by the SEH server nor by the drivers.
6. ‘Ping’ the IP address to verify connectivity. At the MS-DOS/COMMAND PROMPT type ping
192.168.24.74 and press ENTER. Four ‘Reply…’ messages should be observed:
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NOTE: It is suggested to keep the host workstation and print server in the same IP range, (ie.
192.168.24.....) should appear at the beginning of both IP addresses. Also, for Win 2000/XP
systems, in the Network Neighborhood TCP/IP properties dialog box, do not place a zero (0) if
the beginning numbers are something like this....192.168.024.074 (numbers should actually be
entered as 192.168.24.74). When the SEH is setup properly and configured, both the Link and
Status LEDs should be solid green following configuration. If configuring on a DHCP network with
a static address just ensure the DHCP checkbox is enabled, otherwise do not check this box or
you may experience connectivity problems.
NOTE: The SEH server will allow you to run at the rated print speeds shown on the T-200+
product data sheet specification.
H. Port Settings:
Typically the windows drivers and/or ADI/HDI drivers should be set to RAW and the 9100 for port
type.
I. T-200+ Firmware Download Procedure
1. Establish connection to the printer:
Establish an Ethernet peer-to-peer connection to printer via a crossover cable or over your
company network (set the printers IP address using the InterconNet Tool)
Load the EFPU (ENCAD File Print Utility) software (from System CD or download from
www.encad.com/support/utilities.
2. In the EFPU create a new folder (i.e.
firmware). In the EFPU select your TCP/IP
printer port. (Note: an LPT port must be
available for the EFPU to work properly. Use
the add a printer wizard to setup a generic
Windows driver and LPT1 port if necessary.)
3. Add the firmware (.rom file) to the EFPU
window.
4. Download firmware:
Within EFPU, highlight the respective .rom file
and select Print.
Printer should sound one beep and re-initialize
after approximately 45-55 seconds.
(Note: DO NOT MANUALLY CYCLE THE
POWER! When the download is complete the
printer will automatically reinitialize)
5. Verify the Download was successful:
Check the About screen to confirm the current firmware version appears (Utility Menu – Service
Menu – About). New version should appear as U 2.XXX (example).
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SEH Intercon Utility
for IC105-FASTPOCKET-TX
Installation Procedures
For the most recent software version (i.e. InterCon NetTool) please go
to the following URL:
http://www.seh.de/
NOTE: The most common download, for PC users, from SUPPORT FIRMWARE/SOFTWARE (select IC105 FastPocket-TX) is:
Version 1.8.23 for Win 2000, Win XP, Win 9x
Administration tool for InterCon print servers.
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Windows 95/98 SEH
Print Server Configuration
NOTE: Before you can configure a Windows print queue, you must first configure an
IP address on both your PC and the SEH print server. These instructions require a
Crossover network cable between the PC and the SEH print server.
PC PROTOCOL SETUP
1. If you have not already done so, install the TCP/IP protocol on your PC. This is done
by first RIGHT-CLICKING on the Network Neighborhood icon on your desktop.
Select Properties from the list. The Network dialog box appears.
2. Click the Add button, select Protocol. Choose Microsoft from the list of
Manufactures, and TCP/IP from the list of Network Protocols. After TCP/IP has been
loaded, double click on TCP/IP under the Configuration tab. The TCP/IP properties
dialog box will appear. Ensure that there is a check next to Specify an IP address.
Under IP address type in 192.168.254.201. Under SubnetMask type 255.255.255.0.
Select OK and OK again to save and close the Network dialog box. You will then be
prompted to insert your Windows 95/98 disk so that your system can copy the
required files. After the files have been copied say yes to the prompt to reboot your
PC.
NOTE: To print to the SEH print server from Windows 95/98 you will have to load the
SEH Print Monitor. Insert the InterCon CD into your CD drive. Press the top
button(British Flag). Press the InterCon-NetTool button to install. Follow the installation
instructions. After the InterCon-NetTool utility has been loaded, install the SEH Print
Monitor by pressing the Print Monitor button.
Activate the InterCon-NetTool. The SEH will Auto-Assign itself an IP address within the
IP range of your PC. To change the IP address and Subnet Mask, double click on the IP
address or select Properties from the Edit pull down menu. See figure below.
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To assign your IP address and Subnet Mask, choose TCP/IP from the configuration tree
on the left. Assign 192.168.254.200 for the IP address. Assign 255.255.255.0 for the
Subnet Mask. Leave the Gateway blank or zeros. See figure below. Important – Do not
check the DHCP setting (shown checked below) or conflicts with addressing will occur.
Close the InterCon-NetTool. Your setting will be saved in the print server. You are now
ready to setup the Windows Printer Port.
WINDOWS PRINTER PORT SETUP
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select Start, Settings, Printers.
Add Printer, Next.
Select Local Printer.
Under Manufactures select Generic and Generic/Text Only for Printer.
Accept the default for the name and choose no to print a test page.
Once the printer is setup- Right Click over the printer icon you just setup.
Select Properties. Select the Details tab from the Properties dialog box.
See figure below.
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1. Press the Add Port button.
2. Once the Add Port dialog box is up select Other and then choose SEH Print Monitor
from the list. See figure below.
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NOTE: If you did not load the Print Monitor from the InterCon CD this port will not be
available.
3. Once you have selected the SEH Print Monitor port and press ok, you will be
prompted for the TCP/IP address and TCP/IP port.
4. Enter 192.168.254.200 for the TCP/IP address. If the TCP/IP port does not already
have 9100 entered go ahead and enter it. See figure below.
5. Press OK to save your settings and close out of the Printer Properties box. Your
network port is now setup.
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Windows NT SEH
Print Server Configuration
NOTE: Before you can configure a Windows print queue, you must first configure an
IP address on both your PC and the SEH print server. These instructions require a
Crossover network cable between the PC and the SEH print server.
PC PROTOCOL SETUP
3. If you have not already done so, install the TCP/IP protocol on your PC. This is done
by first RIGHT-CLICKING on the Network Neighborhood icon on your desktop.
Select Properties from the list. The Network dialog box appears.
4. Select the Protocols tab and press the Add button. Select TCP/IP Protocol from the
list.. See figure below.
5. After TCP/IP has been loaded, double click on TCP/IP under the protocols list. The
TCP/IP properties dialog box will appear. Ensure that there is a check next to Specify
an IP address. Under IP address type in 192.168.254.201. Under SubnetMask type
255.255.255.0. Leave the Default Gateway blank. Press OK.
6. Select the Services tab. Ensure that Microsoft TCP/IP Printing is installed. If not
click the Add button and select from the list. Press OK when finished. See figure
below.
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NOTE: To configure the SEH print server you will have to load the InterCon NetTool.
Insert the InterCon CD into your CD drive. Press the top button(British Flag). Press the
InterCon-NetTool button to install. Follow the installation instructions.
Activate the InterCon-NetTool. The SEH will Auto-Assign itself an IP address within the
IP range of your PC. To change the IP address and Subnet Mask, double click on the IP
address or select Properties from the Edit pull down menu. See figure below.
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To assign your IP address and Subnet Mask, choose TCP/IP from the configuration tree
on the left. Assign 192.168.254.200 for the IP address. Assign 255.255.255.0 for the
Subnet Mask. Leave the Gateway blank or zeros. See figure below. Important – Do not
check the DHCP setting (shown checked below) or conflicts with addressing will occur.
Close the InterCon-NetTool. Your setting will be saved in the print server. You are now
ready to setup the Windows Printer Port.
WINDOWS PRINTER PORT SETUP
6.
7.
8.
9.
Select Start, Settings, Printers.
Add Printer, the Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears.
Select My Computer and press Next.
Press the Add Port button and then double click on LPR PORT from the list. See
figure below.
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10. When the Add LPR compatible printer dialog box appears enter
192.168.254.200 for the Name or Address of the server, 9100
for the Name of the Print Queue. See figure below.
Select OK and proceed to printer selection type.
6. Under Manufactures select Generic and Generic/Text Only for Printer.
Accept the default for the name and choose no to print a test page.
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Windows 2000/XP/2003 SERVER SEH
Print Server Configuration
NOTE: Before you can configure a Windows print queue, you must first configure an IP
address on both your PC and the SEH print server.
PC PROTOCOL SETUP
7. If you have not already done so, install the TCP/IP protocol on your PC. This is done
by first RIGHT-CLICKING on the My Network Places icon on your desktop. Select
Properties from the list. The Network dialog box appears.
8. Double click on the Local Area Connection icon. When the Local Area Connection
dialog box opens, double click on the TCP/IP protocol to activate the TCP/IP
properties. See figure below.
9. Once the TCP/IP properties dialog box is open enter the information as follows:
IP Address- 192.168.254.201
SUBNET Mask- 255.255.255.0
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DNS Server- 192.168.254.195
Alternate DNS Server- 192.168.254.190
Leave the Gateway blank. See Figure Below.
NOTE: To configure the SEH print server you will have to load the InterCon NetTool.
Insert the InterCon CD into your CD drive. Run the CD.EXE from the Autorun folder.
Once started press the top button(British Flag). Press the InterCon-NetTool button to
install. Follow the prompts and finish the installation.
1. Once loaded activate the InterCon-NetTool. The SEH will Auto-Assign itself an IP
address, using DHCP, within the IP range of your PC. To change the IP address and
Subnet Mask, double click on the IP address or select Properties from the Edit pull down
menu. See figure below.
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2. To assign your IP address and Subnet Mask, choose TCP/IP from the configuration
tree on the left. Assign 192.168.254.200 for the IP address. Assign 255.255.255.0 for the
Subnet Mask. Leave the Gateway blank or zeros, and de-select DHCP at the bottom. See
figure below.
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3. Close the InterCon-NetTool. Your settings will be saved in the print server. You are
now ready to setup the Windows Printer Port.
WINDOWS PRINTER PORT SETUP
11. Select Start, Settings, Printers.
12. Double click on Add Printer, the Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears. Click Next.
13. Select “Local Printer”. Click Next.
14. At the bottom of the dialog box select “Create a new port”. Change selection to
“Standard TCP/IP Port”. Click Next- the TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard will start. Click
Next. See figure below.
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15. Under “Printer Name or IP Address” enter 192.168.254.200. The “Port Name” will
self generate. Click Next. See figure below.
16. Under “Device Type” select “Network Print Server (1 Port)” the first one in the list.
Click Next, then Finish. See figure below.
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7. You will now be prompted for the Manufacture and Printer Type. Select “Generic”
and “Generic/ Text Only”. Click Next, Next again, and Next again. Do not share this
printer. Click Next. Select no to Print a test Page. Click Next and Finish. Your TCP/IP
printer port is now setup.
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Driver Loading Instructions
ADI/HDI Drivers
To Install the ENCAD driver in Windows NT:
1. If the Add New Hardware Wizard appears on boot up of your computer, click
CANCEL
2. Uninstall any ENCAD drivers that you have currently installed in your Printers
folder.
3. Save the driver file to your Desktop
4. Double Click on compressed driver file to extract the driver
5. Go into the PRINTERS folder of your Operating System, which can be
accessed by
going to START, SETTINGS, PRINTERS.
6. Choose ADD A PRINTER.
7. Designate what port to which the printer is connected whether it is a print
server
address or an LPT parallel port.
8. At the list of Manufacturers and Models, Choose HAVE DISK.
9. Choose BROWSE and direct the Wizard to the folder
C:\ENCAD\Drivers\Version
6111.
10. Click OK twice to bring up the revised list of Manufacturers and Models.
11. Choose your ENCAD printer from the list.
12. Continue the install as you would any printer.
13. Click Finish.
14. After the driver is installed, go into Printing Preferences, click on About This
Printer,
and verify that the version number next to the file ENW2KUD.DLL is 6.1.11.
To Install the ENCAD driver in Windows 2000 or Windows XP:
1. If the Add New Hardware Wizard appears on boot up of your computer, click
CANCEL
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2. Uninstall any ENCAD drivers that you have currently installed in your Printers
folder.
3. Save the driver file to your Desktop
4. Double Click on downloaded file to expand the driver files to
C:\ENCAD\Drivers\
Version 6111.
5. Go into the PRINTERS folder of your Operating System, which can be
accessed by
going to START, SETTINGS, PRINTERS.
6. Choose ADD A PRINTER.
7. Designate what port to which the printer is connected whether it is a print
server
address or an LPT parallel port.
8. At the list of Manufacturers and Models, Choose HAVE DISK.
9. Choose BROWSE and direct the Wizard to the folder C:\ENCAD\Drivers\
Version
6111.
10. Click OK twice to bring up the revised list of Manufacturers and Models.
11. Choose your ENCAD printer from the list.
12. Continue the install as you would any printer.
13. When you click Finish, a digital signature or compatibility message box will
appear,
choose Yes.
14. Click Finish.
15. After the driver is installed, go into Printing Preferences, click on About This
Printer,
and verify that the version number next to the file ENW2KUD.DLL is 6.1.11.
To Install the ENCAD driver in Windows 2003 Server:
In Windows 2003, installation of the so-called kernel-mode drivers is blocked by
default
in the system’s Group Policy. In order to install the ENCAD drivers the Group
Policy
need to be changed to allow installation of the kernel-mode printer drivers.
Changing the
policy does not affect the existing printer drivers, and after installing the ENCAD
driver it
can be switched back to it’s default setting.
Here are the steps to change the kernel-mode Group Policy:
1. Open Group Policy as follows: click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then
press
ENTER.
2. Under “Local Computer Policy”, double-click “Computer Configuration”.
3. Double-click “Administrative Templates”, and then double-click “Printers”.
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4. Right-click “Disallow installation of printers using kernel mode drivers”, and
then click
Properties.
5. On the “Setting” tab, click “Disable” to allow kernel-mode printer driver
installation
and then click OK.
Now run the Add Printer Wizard and install the ENCAD printer driver per these
instructions:
1. If the Add New Hardware Wizard appears on boot up of your computer, click
CANCEL
2. Uninstall any ENCAD drivers that you have currently installed in your Printers
folder.
3. Save the driver file to your Desktop
4. Double Click on downloaded file to expand the driver files to
C:\ENCAD\Drivers\
Version 6111.
5. Go into the PRINTERS folder of your Operating System, which can be
accessed by
going to START, SETTINGS, PRINTERS.
6. Choose ADD A PRINTER.
7. Designate what port to which the printer is connected whether it is a print
server
address or an LPT parallel port.
8. At the list of Manufacturers and Models, Choose HAVE DISK.
9. Choose BROWSE and direct the Wizard to the folder C:\ENCAD\Drivers\
Version
6111.
10. Click OK twice to bring up the revised list of Manufacturers and Models.
11. Choose your ENCAD printer from the list.
12. Continue the install as you would any printer.
13. When you click Finish, a digital signature or compatibility message box will
appear,
choose Yes.
14. Click Finish.
15. After the driver is installed, go into Printing Preferences, click on About This
Printer,
and verify that the version number next to the file ENW2KUD.DLL is 6.1.11.
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Driver Configuration/Settings
ENCAD’s AutoCAD Driver
AutoCAD 2000-2005 (HDI driver versions 6, 7, 8); ENCAD printers
Use following steps to set the
“Standard” or “Default”
configuration for plotting from
AutoCAD using ENCAD’s
AutoCAD-specific HDI drivers.
These settings are the starting
point for normal colors and
images. If your plot requires a
different setting, make a
special note of that setting.
A. Check for ENCAD’s
AutoCAD-specific driver.
AutoCAD can use both
Windows-system drivers, and AutoCAD-specific drivers (called and HDI
driver). Use ENCAD’s AutoCAD-specific driver for your printer for best
performance and control from AutoCAD.
1. From the AutoCAD menu, select “File”, “Plot”.
2. Under “Printer/Plotter” dropdown list, select the name of the Plot
configuration for your printer. [If there is none, use the “Add-A-Plotter
Wizard” in the “Plotter Manager” to set up a new plotter configuration.
Then come back here.]
3. Select “Properties” button to bring up the “Plot Configuration Editor”
dialog.
4. Select the “General” tab.
5. Look under “Driver information”.
6. Do you see “Non-system driver”, and the printer name?
7. Do you see file name encad6.hdi, encad7.hdi or encad8.hdi?
8. If no to either the above, then install the ENCAD HDI driver and start
again.
B. After doing the above, on the “Plot Configuration Editor” dialog, select the
“Device and Document Settings” tab.
1. Select the “Media” branch from the settings list.
If “Media Type” appears under “Media”, select “Media Type”.
Then, select the type of media that is installed on your printer.
2. Select the “Graphics” branch from the settings list.
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a. Select the “Vector Graphics” branch.
• Set either “Color” or “Monochrome”.
• Set the “Color Depth”:
For Color: “16777216 (24-bit) colors”
For Monochrome: “255 shades of gray”
• Set “Resolution” to the highest available.
• Set “Dithering” to “Scatter (RTL)”.
b. Select the “Merge Control” branch. Set Merge Control to “Lines
Overwrite”
3. Select the “Custom Properties” branch from the settings list, and then
select the “Custom Properties” button below.
a. Under “Plot Settings”:
• Set “Quality” to Normal.
• Check “Make light thin lines thicker”.
b. Under “Output Format”:
• Set to “RTL”.
c. If “Cartridges” appear, be sure the cartridge configuration matches the
configuration on your printer.
d. Under “Ink Controls”:
• Set “Ink reduction” to 0%.
• Set “Ink limit” to 300, or “Ink limit on” to unchecked.
• Set “Dry time” to 0.
e. Under “Color Controls”:
• Set “Gamma correction” to 1.
• Set “Dither Density” to 100;
4. Additional Media settings: Set any other media settings to appropriate
values for your printer and plot size. If you are having trouble with plot
sizing, image location or margins, be careful with these settings and
record the values that you are using.
C. Check Plot settings
1. From the AutoCAD menu, select “File”, “Plot”.
2. Select the arrow if necessary to show more plot options.
3. Set the “Plot style table (pen assignments)” to the standard plot styles
supplied with AutoCAD.
a. For color plots, select “acad.ctb”.
b. For monochrome plots, select “grayscale.ctb” or “monochrome.ctb”.
c. These files will control the how each color appears on the final plot.
If you make any changes to these files, save and use them as a
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different file name so that you can always recover the original
settings. If you open the acad.ctb file for editing, you should see
that all colors have the same settings:
• Color: Use object color
• Dither: On
• Grayscale: Off
• Pen #: Automatic
• Virtual Pen: Automatic
• Screening: 100
• Adaptive: On
• Line type, Lineweight, Line end style, Line join style, and Fill
style: Use object …
4. Under “Plot Options”,
• Check “Plot object lineweights”
• Check “Plot with plot styles”.
5. Be sure to “Save changes to layout” or “Apply to Layout” so that AutoCAD
will retain the settings to the drawing, so that you can reproduce the
settings later.
D. Troubleshooting
If you are having problems getting the plot output that you want, first plot
with the settings described above. Then make and document any settings
adjustments that you think are necessary, replot, and document the output
changes. If you continue to have problems, please submit the following
information, so that the problem can be duplicated and resolved:
1. Problem description
2. HDI Driver version (To find: from AutoCAD menu, select: File, Plot,
Properties button, Device and Document Properties tab, Custom
Properties branch, Custom Properties button, About button).
3. Printer Model and Cartridge Configuration
4. Files:
a. Drawing file (.dwg) that demonstrates the problem.
b. Plot configuration file (.pc3) that was used to make the plot.
c. Scanned image of printer output, and/or detailed description of the
location of the problem on the plot.
d. The plot style file (.ctb) used to make the plot.
5. Detailed list of all changes to the standard settings described above in
sections A through C.
6. Listing of any error messages.
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TECHNICAL BULLETIN 1 (revision 4/6/2005)
Cartridge to Caddy Seal – De-Prime Notice
This bulletin applies to cartridges which demonstrate a sealing
problem between the caddy and the cartridge. Symptoms may
include larger than normal ink drops onto media, ink build-up in
service station seals or complete pressure loss from the caddy
(low caddy ink levels) and subsequent color dropout/starvation
during printing.
T-200
Cartridge
A. Cartridge De-prime Causes
- When a cartridge separates from the caddy, the ink
replenishment cuts off. As the cartridge prints, the ink in the cartridge is eventually
depleted and a cartridge de-prime occurs.
- 1 to 2 ml of ink is required to recover the negative pressure between caddy and
cartridge during attachment. So if the operator reseats the caddy on a regular basis the
cartridge can lose ink slowly resulting in a cartridge de-prime.
- Loss of negative pressure (internal accumulator ink separation) when the temperature
quickly changes by ~ 8 C. The problem may occur overnight when temperatures drop.
B. Preventive Solution
To improve cartridge to caddy seal performance apply a light coat of PEG compound to
cartridge needle’s exterior surface using a cotton swab. Only 4-5 mm of cartridge needle
circumference needs to be covered; do not insert compound into needle opening/end.
NOTE: Only a
small amount of
PEG compound is
necessary to
improve the
cartridge to caddy
seal.
C. Cartridge/Caddy Pressure Test
Reinstall caddy onto cartridge and run a 100% color test (or some other high saturation
plot) that will consume ink to re-establish in flow and develop the required negative
pressure between the cartridge and the caddy.
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- select Utility Menu - Select - Down Arrow to Service Menu - Select - Down Arrow to
Diagnostics Menu - Select - Down Arrow to Color Test, choose 100% – press Select.
Normal
Color Test
shown (4
color; draft
mode
D. Advanced Cartridge Recovery
If a cartridge is deprived of too much ink (demonstrated by ink dropout or improper
cartridge recovery) and it has not caused significant levels of air in the chimney then the
following cartridge recovery process may be attempted:
1. Remove the caddy from the cartridge.
2. Unscrew the top cap with needle from the cartridge.
3. A normally filled cartridge weighs around 40 to 42 grams which
implies approximately 20 ml of ink is in the cartridge.
4. If cartridge weight is low then install ink into cartridge using a
syringe until it reaches the 40 to 42 gram value. When inserting the
ink the needle of the syringe needs to push down on the foam and the
ink needs to be inserted slowly.
NOTE: Materials including the syringe and ink are not
available from ENCAD.
5. After filling, the cap with the needle needs to be reinstalled and tightened.
6. Reinstall the caddy onto the cartridge.
NOTE: It may be necessary to wait a few hours following cartridge filling to allow
time for the ink to be completely distributed in and around the foam (so that it
surrounds the chimney).
7. Reinstall caddy onto the cartridge and run a 100% color test (or some other high
saturation plot) that will consume ink to re-establish in flow and develop the required
negative pressure between the cartridge and the caddy.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
• Cartridge Misfires/Printing Problems
• Banding and Line Quality Problems
• Hardware Failures/Diagnostic Tests
General Analysis of
Printing Problems
‹
Prime incorrect - Printer problem
Colors Incorrect - Color Management Problem (> Driver
settings)
Troubleshooting
‹
‹
RTL test file incorrect - Printer problem
‹
Vertical lines appear in prints - Printer problem
‹
Banding - Normally a Printer problem (> Driver Settings?)
‹
Cartridges not firing properly - Printer problem
‹
Line Quality - Printer problem (> Driver Configuration?)
Microbanding - Normally a Cartridge or Printer
problem (> Driver settings)
‹
Troubleshooting
Cartridge Misfires/Printing Problems
Defective magenta cartridge
Common Misfire Problems
Cartridge rear electrical contacts or cartridge jet plate may have
oil or ink on surface (clean with distilled water)
‹
Carriage assembly flex driver cable may have ink or debris on
contacts (clean with NovaKlean)
Troubleshooting
‹
‹
Bypass jets as required:
‹
One cartridge can affect others:
Cartridge Misfires
Has Manual Jet bypass (Open Jet
Compensation) been engaged? Clogged jets
cause apparent banding throughout image.
‹
Are the ink Cartridges/contact points (flex
contacts) dirty or damaged? Clean thoroughly.
Troubleshooting
‹
Is the service station wipers clean and
working properly. Heads typically drag ink
residue along right side of image.
‹
Swap Cartridges to verify failure;
replace Caddy to ensure pressure is
maintained.
‹
Are the Flex Driver cable
connections seated properly?
‹
Unseated
Cyan cable
Troubleshooting
Prime Pattern
Clogged Jets need to clean or
compensate
OK, no
problem.
Only 6 pass
mode
available
Is the trailing cable damaged? Check for
brown spots or black runs down length of
cable. NOTE: Power off printer clean trailing cable with
‹
soapy water every 100 plot hours to prevent damage.
Inspect flex driver cables (on carriage) - has
damage/ink attack occurred? Check for black
burn marks around dimples.
Troubleshooting
‹
Re-seat flex driver connection at Carriage
PWA. Side cover and rear cover will need to
be removed in most cases to access
connections.
‹
Replace Quad Flex, 208 cable for NO
printing
‹
Replace the trailing cable for specific
firing failures in one color - check
cartridge and manual jet bypass first.
‹
‹
Replace the carriage PWA
Printer Misfires
208 Jet Cartridge - Ink Penetration
Troubleshooting
Jet
Plate
Heater
Plate (H1
& H2
internal)
Electrical
FPC lines
Ink penetration to
Address (A) and
Power (P) lines
Glue applied to
plates to protect
A & P lines
Incorrectly firing
cartridge - typically
the cartridge would
have to be replaced
for the symptom
shown at left.
Cartridge Misfires
Press lightly against jets with a water/alcohol moistened lint-free
cloth. Blot the jet plate, do not wipe.
‹
Troubleshooting
‹
Insert cartridge and initiate a Color Test @ 100% in the draft mode
Jet Plate
Lint-free cloth
For severe clogs use ultrasonic
cleaner (30-40 secs) or hot
water (10-15 secs) to break
down kogation at nozzle
Power line failure; clean
cartridge and flex cable
contacts thoroughly
Troubleshooting
Multiple Cartridge Failures
‹
Assuming cartridges/flex driver cables are clean and connectivity is
good, then replace service station (suggested replacement is every
2000 plot hours).
‹
If failures are occurring within 40ml ink throughput, improper
cleaning of electrical contacts on carrier or a connectivity problem
probably exists. Faulty carriage flex cable or IC drivers (Carriage
PWA) have been known to damage cartridges.
‹
Initially cartridges should be replaced, but further investigation is
required.
Proper cartridge storage
Clean service station regularly
Ink Starvation
‹
Ensure cartridge is properly primed, run color test @100% in 4-pass print mode.
Verify solid bars print continuously (ignore the poor quality of color test - used to
check pressure of air inside cartridge and the level of ink inside cartridge)
‹
‹
Troubleshooting
‹
‹
Ensure the cartridge has ~26 ml of ink inside; either compare weight of cartridge to
another good one or measure weight of cartridge…should be near 40 grams.
Check Caddy ink level and connectivity to cartridge.
Replace the cartridge with a new cartridge (leak at lid or plate may exist)
Replace Caddy
Ink Caddy
(50 ml full)
Cartridge
with modified
top spout
magenta ink
dropout
Cartridge Deprimes
Troubleshooting
‹
If a cartridge continually runs out of ink (deprimes) then
humidity/temperature extremes are likely present. Maintain environment to
within temperature swings of +/- 5 degrees Celsius. An air leak may also exist
between the caddy and/or cartridge – refer to Technical Bulletin 1. Replace
cartridge and caddy to verify failure.
Interpret The Color Test
Troubleshooting
The Color Test verifies that the cartridge is
primed properly and that pressure is correct
– print in the Draft mode (test is found under
Diagnostics).
Problem A: For the 2nd and 3rd
bands the ink drops off. Cartridge is
not primed properly; insufficient
pressure is inside of cartridge.
Solution: Refer to Technical Bulletin
1 and maintain consistent
environment (temperature should be
+/- 5 degress Celsius at all times)
Problem B: Ink drops off at trailing edge of
each swath (bi-directional printing mode)
Solution: Add 10-20 ml of ink to the
cartridge (cartridge should full of ink; ink is
absorbed into an internal foam insert).
Ghosting
Troubleshooting
- Color changes/shifts tone when printing resumes on either side of text box.
- Adjust or turn off Ink Pre-Heat values to help reduce ghosting effect.
Occurs in images with white/black areas and color
patterns either side of the text box - ink jets cool down
over the text box areas and begin firing suddenly.
Consequently the colors do not appear the same
since heat differences change the drop size on the
media which changes the color.
Troubleshooting
Banding and Line Quality Problems
What the Printer can do and
cannot do
Troubleshooting
‹
Phantom shapes in output - boxes, T patterns, diagonal banding.
Not
the
Printer
‹
Normally not the printer, but check for
bent servo motor pulley and ensure
cartridge bushings are in good condition
Line extending beyond page layout (page layout violation), text problems,
or trapezoid output [Spec is >0.3% of (L1-L2)]
Not
the
Printer
This example may or may
not be the printer. Perform
a skew accuracy check by
printing a 40” box.
Not
the
Printer
Banding Problems
‹
Print RTL test file, if OK, then check RIP settings
‹
Printing in the higher quality print modes?
Color calibration correct? Pre-Heat correction help?
Troubleshooting
‹
Clean cartridge/carriage
contact points. Check service
station for cleanliness.
‹
Clean encoder strip/slide
shaft/bushings/carriage belt
‹
Replace trailing cable for vertical
banding or vertical gaps in prints
‹
‹
Replace the carriage PWA or entire assembly
Replace the main PWA (problem exhibits
vertical & horizontal banding)
‹
Clean stepper motor and gearing on
printers over 5 years old
‹
If all calibrations have been performed
properly and the deadband is off then
the encoder strip is dirty or defective
Vertical Banding Samples
Troubleshooting
‹
Unseated or bad trailing cable
Multiple vertical
bands or skips in
printed output
(white lines or
narrow spaces)
‹
Teflon strip defective or carriage belt improperly installed
Vertical Banding Swaths - 1
Loose carriage
bushings. Replace
bushing shims and
carriage bushings
together; insert 2 new
shims onto forward
walls of carriage.
‹
Defective idler or frame
tensioner – replace
every 2000 print hours.
Troubleshooting
‹
Vertical Banding Swaths - 2
z
Troubleshooting
z
Lower roller height with respect to the platen assembly (15/1000”
optimum) is required or center ‘area’ vertical banding may be observed.
To avoid media ‘tenting’ issues ensure each roller is the same general
height range, i.e. greater than 10/1000” but less than 20/1000”.
Lower Roller Assembly
Platen
Pinch Roller
15/1000”
Pinch Roller
Platen
surface
Vertical bands are seen
at center of print
Horizontal Banding Samples
Troubleshooting
‹
AutoWipe interference – default setting is off. Verify driver/printer
setting.
Every 2
minutes
‹
Pre-Heat too high (Range: Off, 1-7); 0 is the default setting
Typically spaced
every 6 to 20 cm
Differences in Banding
Inconsistent banding is usually
software related**
Troubleshooting
Consistent banding is usually
hardware related - cartridges
typically. Autowipe is on or PreHeat may be too high*
*Normally caused by improper
color or deadband calibration,
dirty cartridges/service station, or
print pass mode is too low for the
image composition.
**ESD and RIPs can cause
inconsistent banding
Print Pass Selection
Only a certain number of jets are available for each print swath,
depending on the stepper motor advancement or spacing of the
printer.
‹
Troubleshooting
NOTE: Typically the BEST print-pass mode (6 pass) should not micro-band when printing
graphic images (CMYK dye ink for best results) if printer calibrations have been performed.
Super Draft = 1 pass bi-directional (600 x 300 dpi)
Draft = 1 pass unidirectional (600 x 300 dpi)
Normal = 4 pass (600 x 600 dpi)
Best = 6 pass (600 x 600 dpi)
Inconsistent Banding
Electrostatic discharge from media (i.e. 3rd party PolyPoster or
polycarbonate for example) can cause inconsistent banding and
apparent over spray around text or black imaging.
Troubleshooting
‹
‹
Defective flex driver cable
or carriage PWA can also
cause improper cartridge
firing thus leading to
banded output. NOTE:
trailing cables typically
cause vertical banding
while flex cables cause
horizontal banding.
Line Quality Problems
Print RTL test plot, if OK,
then check software
‹
Printing in the higher
quality modes (best/normal)?
Troubleshooting
‹
Color/deadband
calibrations correct?
‹
Check the ink cartridge jet
plate for debris
‹
Electrostatic
Discharge from
media
Clean encoder strip/slide
shaft/bushings
‹
‹
Clean inside of carriage belt
Ensure vacuum fan (s) are
providing adequate suction
‹
Ensure correct carriage head height
(67 +/-3 on inside numbers of gauge)
‹
‹
Perform carriage vibration test
Carriage Head Strike
Carriage Vibration Test
Troubleshooting
Perform Carriage Test (under Diagnostics) to verify if carriage
bushings/pads/shims are defective.
Perform a carriage bushing test: Access Cartridge and manually push the
carriage assembly to the left end of printer. PWR up the printer, carriage
should return to station normally without error.
*Verify lines do not exhibit jagged edges
Line Quality Issues
Troubleshooting
Poor line quality is often software related (improper CAD ‘line filling’
techniques) or output mode (i.e. HP-GL/2 versus Raster mode)
NOTE:
Software
controls dot
positioning
Edges of
lines are
not solid
To Verify: have the customer
send a default box drawing
directly out of AutoCAD
application, default line
thickness should be 0.008”
and should be printed clear &
sharp.
Carriage head strike may
occur; normal head clearance
is .062 - .068”. Perform
Mechanical Alignments to
verify.
Line Quality Issues
Troubleshooting
The super draft mode (or draft mode) may cause/exhibit double-image
printing when processing/printing HP-GL/2 vector KKKK data – this is a
known issue when printing certain file types. To correct, change print mode
from Draft (or Super Draft) to Normal/Best mode.
i.e. in this
example the
customer was
using WinXp
with acad2002
- Hdi driver
version 7.18
- Firmware
version 2.00
Line Quality Issues
Troubleshooting
Improper line placement (or random data interference) may be
attributed to driver output setting. Try switching from either HP-GL/2
mode to Raster mode or vice versa. These symptoms, varying only
by file type & size, have reportedly been corrected by switching to a
different output mode.
Troubleshooting
Hardware Failures &
Diagnostic Tests
Troubleshooting
Quick Troubleshooting Checklist
1.
Send RTL test file to printer to verify a hardware failure.
Rotate image 900 in software for banding issues.
2.
Perform all calibrations and routine maintenance.
3.
Check modes and operation; check for ESD protection.
4.
Re-seat all cable connections.
5.
Reinitialize printer, download firmware (as applicable),
clear NVRAM.
6.
Replace defective subassembly.
Verifying Printer Operation
Troubleshooting
1.
Ensure the X-Done LED (D2) on carriage PWA. Should illuminate
for 4 seconds only after power switch is turned on. If not then
power supply is probably defective or trailing cable has a loose
connection or is defective.
Verifying Default User Settings
Re-Initialize Printer (Clear NVRAM):
Troubleshooting
The T-200 has a two line display. The top line displays the active menu. The bottom line
displays the options for that menu. The Arrow buttons are used to scroll through the
menu options. When the desired option is displayed, the Select button selects the option.
1. Press either Arrow button until “Utility Menu” is displayed on the bottom line, then press Select.
2. Press either Arrow button until “Service Menu” is displayed on the bottom line, then press Select.
3. Press either Arrow button until a blank is displayed on the bottom line,
then press Select twice. 4. Press either Arrow button until “Code1 = 0” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 5. Press either Arrow button until “Code1 = 8” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 6. Press either Arrow button until “Code2 = 0” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 7. Press either Arrow button until “Code2 = 2” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 8. Press either Arrow button until “Code3 = 0” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 9. Press either Arrow button until “Code3 = 4” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 10. Press either Arrow button until “Code4 = 0” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select. 11. Press either Arrow button until “Code4 = 5” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select.
12. Press either Arrow button until “Hidden Menus” is displayed on the bottom
line, then press Select.
13. You should then see “Clear NVRAM” displayed on the bottom line, press
Select.
14. Cycle power on the printer.
Functional Problems
Troubleshooting
‹
Difference in ground levels
between the computer and the
printer may cause the NVRAM to
become corrupt.
1. Verify proper grounds from power
source exist; plug computer, print
server, RIP (hardware only), and printer
into the same electrical outlet for local
configurations.
2. Clear NVRAM and retest.
3. Add UPS or line conditioner to filter
random frequency interference.
4. Verify workstation power/performance.
Servers are more stable on Win
2000/XP workstations.
Noise In Image
Troubleshooting
‹
Typically a bad parallel printer cable will cause noise to show up on
the printed image. Replace with a IEEE 1284 Standard Parallel Printer
cable. Ensure the cable length is less than 15 feet (4 meters).
‹
Parallel Cable or other
connectivity problem;
interference from other
peripheral device (i.e. fax
machine).
‹
AutoWipe is On or Ink
Preheat settings are set too
high.
‹
Flipped byte; workstation
memory problem, driver data
conversion problem, or print
server (SEH) conversion
problem.
NOTE: The Super Draft
mode sometimes exhibits
double printing when
processing/printing HPGL/2 vector KKKK data –
this is a known issue.
Switch output mode (i.e. To
Raster) to help correct or
change print mode from
Draft/Super Draft to
Normal/Best mode.
Troubleshooting
Vertical & Horizontal Banding
‹
Typically banding in both
the vertical and
horizontal directions
indicate a faulty MPWA
but could be a carriage
assembly if accompanied
by color shifts
‹
For slow color shifts (in
printed length) that
consistently repeat
replace the MPWA.
‹
For registration marks
that start to over spray
after long printing
periods (several hours)
replace the carriage
PWA.
Troubleshooting
Initialization Failure
‹
Verify power to unit - power to main PWA
‹
Re-seat and/or replace SIMM
‹
Verify Carriage PCB D2 flashes on/off at
PWR up.
‹
Clear NVRAM (if possible)
‹
Refresh firmware (if possible)
‹
Replace power supply if either +24VDC lines are absent
‹
Re-seat all connections (Power Off first)
‹
Replace trailing cable (carriage PWA trailing cable connector?)
‹
Replace the main PWA if faulty (Verify stepper motor resistances are
good first)
Carriage Axis Failure
Troubleshooting
Carrier stops suddenly during
initialization or during normal printing
“Carriage Axis Failure” is
displayed on LCD
INTERNAL ERROR: SHUTDOWN
CARRIAGE AXIS FAILURE
Carriage Axis Failure
‹
Is encoder strip/slide shaft damaged or dirty? Clean with NovaKlean.
‹
Is the media cutter malfunctioning? Replace to verify. Clean cutter groove.
Check carrier bushings
(Run PWM Test) and for
lubricants on the slide
shaft/carrier belt. Clean
and/or replace all bushings.
Troubleshooting
‹
Are the trailing cable
connections at the carriage
PWA and main PWA good?
‹
Are servo motor winding
resistances good (3-80 ohms; check
360 degrees). Bearing failure?
‹
‹
Replace servo motor if windings shorted
‹
Replace trailing cable (ensure good connections)
‹
Replace carriage PWA or assembly (jack is defective)
ESD Problems
‹
‹
Troubleshooting
‹
1.
Intermittent Banding - Jet failures
Display goes out or striations appear on LCD
Stepper motor failure (printing in same spot)! Replace Main PWA.
Verify printer grounding (check for presence of neutral to ground
voltage; >2.0 VAC is incorrect) and power entry module resistance
(<0.6 ohms) to Main PWA ground. Also verify proper grounds from
power source exist.
2. Clear NVRAM and retest.
Electrostatic Discharge from media
Bad Color Test (defective
carriage PWA caused by ESD)
ESD - To protect beyond 20KV
Troubleshooting
Additional ESD
Protection:
Passive static
eliminator strip
(width of media)
with carbon fiber
brush
Grounding wire with
1 M ohm resistor in-line
Symptoms: Intermittent
horizontal banding
Improper Color Test damaged carriage PWA
Installation:
Obtain passive static eliminator
strip with carbon fiber brush.
Attach to back of unit via hinge
or secure with screws. Fibers
should not touch the media;
allow 4 - 6 mm gap. Ground
one side of static eliminator strip
to Main PWA via 1M ohm
resistor. This will dissipate up to
60 KV (currently unit only
protected to 15KV operating;
20KV idle).
> Ink Overspray (Magenta
and Black usually)
> Display striations
> Complete display failure
> Stepper motor failure
Servo PWM Test
Troubleshooting
The Servo PWM test (under diagnostics) should be performed
when unexpected carriage axis errors occur, this will help
identify potential weak points during carriage assembly
travel.
PWM: Avg 94
Max 152 Loc 21600
Cycle Count 3
NOTE: typically the maximum PWM value allowed is 212. If
values are reaching near 212 levels then the carriage
bushings probably need replacement, slide shaft and inside
of carriage belt should be cleaned and replace the idler
assembly. If this does not correct the problem then the servo
motor is likely degraded (typical life of servo motor is
approximately 4 million cycles or ~ 3 years).
Servo Motor Resistances
Troubleshooting
Measure brush resistance across servo
motor windings to verify a short does
not exist - replace servo motor if new
trailing cable does not fix carriage axis
error.
NOTE: There is no way to verify faulty
bearings but a swath shift is a classic
example of an internal bearing failure.
10-12 ohms normal
(3-80 ohms acceptable)
The newest generation servo motor will last between 2000 and 4000 plot
hours. Older servo motors (<2004) last between 1500 and 2500 plot hours.
Trailing Cable Failure Symptoms
Carriage Axis Failure persists even after
thorough cleaning. Check encoder
strip/bushings.
‹
Erratic carrier movement at power up - small
jumping.
Troubleshooting
‹
During unit initialization the carriage is unable
to sense one edge of the media (carrier appears
to get lost). Improper paper size registered or
not registers at all (No Paper Loaded message).
‹
‹
Vertical banding appears in image output
Carrier is lost; does not
sense left media edge
Carrier senses
media on right edge
Troubleshooting
Trailing Cable (or possibly Flex Driver
Cable) Failure Symptoms
Image data is incorrectly
positioned on media
‹
Color bands appear
randomly in color test files.
‹
Media Skews/Stepping Problem
‹
Is media loaded correctly? Guides in place? Compatible media used?
‹
Check pinch rollers for alignment/damage
Inspect stepper motor gearing/lower
roller for damage/debris (ensure screws
are tight). Lower roller resonance can
cause repeat banding down a print.
Troubleshooting
‹
‹
Are all main PWA connections good?
Are motor winding resistance’s good (7.2 - 8.0 ohms; check full
360 degree rotation)?
‹
Clean encoder strip for image stepping
problem
‹
‹
Refresh firmware - replace Main PWA
Clean stepper motor gearing for
micro-banding problems on units over
5 years old
‹
Maximum Image Skew Tolerance
EXHIBIT A
Assuming the media loading instructions as defined in the user manual
have been followed, Exhibit A describes the maximum permissible image skew.
Troubleshooting
PERFECT REFERENCE
RECTANGLE
L2
L1
L
ACTUAL
OUTPUT
LW
The maximum skew is:
0.30% of ∆L = (L1 - L2)
Example: If LW = 59.61 inches (1.51 m.), L = 48.00 inches (1.22 m.)
Then: L1 should equal L2 = 76.53 inches (1.94 m.)
The actual permissible skew (L1 - L2) = (.003) (76.53) = .229”
(5.82 mm.)
MEDIA PERIMETER
Stepper Motor Winding
Resistance
Troubleshooting
Measure resistance across stepper motor
windings to verify a short does not exist (should
always verify prior to installing new Main PWA)
7.2 - 8.0 ohms
7.2 - 8.0 ohms
Red Wire (Pin 1)
Image Skewing (Not Media)
Troubleshooting
A dirty encoder strip or encoder sensor may cause an image to severely
shift due to carriage losing its reference. Combined vertical banding,
horizontal banding and image skewing can be cause by a dirty strip.
Clean with cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol top and bottom
thoroughly.
Always observe
the edge of a
print to identify
encoder strip
problems quickly
The shifting
pattern is always
an encoder strip,
even if horizontal
and vertical
banding is
present (the
bands are a
result of the
image shifting)
Paper Sensor Failure - 1
Troubleshooting
Error results when carrier suddenly stops at left end of unit during
initialization - initialization does not complete (Blank LCD) or fails during the
middle of a print job. Clean with NovaKlean or isopropyl alcohol.
Carriage
Media
Paper sensor should sense
the platen on the return trip
but fails to do so - no error
code given.
- Clean platen surface
thoroughly.
- Clean paper sensor PWA on
carriage.
- Replace paper sensor PWA
at carriage.
Platen
Paper Sensor Failure - 2
Troubleshooting
1. If media immediately is fed out rear of
printer after being loaded then the autoload
sensor optic path is obstructed or there is a
problem with the sensor. Change pitch of
sensor angle with respect to media surface.
2. If media feeds out rear of printer after carriage
performs initial sensing (or printer performs a
false load) then the paper sensor optic path is
obstructed or the sensor is reading incorrect
values. Clean platen surface and paper sensor.
Replace paper sensor if not corrected.
3. If media continuously rolls forward (an onto
floor) after carriage performs initial sensing
then the paper sensor is not reading the correct
values. Clean platen surface and paper sensor.
Replace paper sensor if not corrected. Check
for scratches on platen surface where paper
sensor takes platen measurements.
Media Detection Failures
Troubleshooting
Carriage Paper sensor will obtain reference at right side of media, then
measure left edge of media followed by the right edge of media. If carriage
stops at left edge then paper sensor is malfunctioning.
Carriage Paper Sensor
Autoload Sensor
M
D
L
D
Causes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirty platen surface - clean thoroughly with NovaKlean or water
Scratches on platen surface (voids warranty if caused by an open blade)
Buffed platen surface (from Textile type media)
Ink on Paper Sensor optics
Trailing cable FPC connection (reseat/replace cable)
NOTE: If the fan and servo motor connections are reversed a
“Carriage Paper Sensor Error” may result.
Power Supply Failure
‹
Test power supply output voltages at plug on Main PWA:
Troubleshooting
Pin 1 (Red)
Pin 3
Pin 2/4
‹
+24 vdc
+24 vdc
GND
Re-seat all power connections.
Isolate each load to identify source of
problem (except for carriage/trailing
cable).
‹
Check servo and stepper motor winding
resistance, replace respective motor if shorted.
‹
‹
Check fuse on Power supply (<0.4 ohms resistance).
‹
Replace Power supply if D2 does not light. Check trailing cable.
‹
Replace Power supply.
Diagnostic Error Messages
Troubleshooting
If an error other than “Carriage Axis Failure” occurs recycle power. Temporary
faults should clear; true hardware faults (or bad connections) will remain.
“Carriage Axis Error”
Other examples include:
Paper Sensor Failure (connection)
Encoder Sensor Failure (connection)
Auto Paper-Sensor Failure (connection)
Cartridge End Of Life (at 350 ml ink throughput)
Unrecognized Cartridges (see Service Manual)
Cartridge Error Messages
Troubleshooting
z
“Unrecognized Cartridges” - The Identification Chip (ID chip) on
the rear of the cartridge is not properly being recognized by the
main processor. Check to ensure the ID chip is in the proper
location and that the dimples have been penetrated. Also verify the
correct cartridges are being installed to the respective printer type.
Cartridge
ID chip
z
z
Ensure the
contact points
have been
penetrated
“Cartridge End Of Life” - The ink counter on the ID chip has
reached a maximum count of 350ml under ‘Cart. Info’. The
cartridge must be replaced with a new cartridge to resume print
operations.
NOTE: Cartridge warranty is 165 ml of ink throughput.
ENCAD T-200 PARTS LIST
07_2005
Part #
DESCRIPTION
205678
BELT, 36
204916
21699601
21699700
21242600
BRACKET, LOWER DRIVE SUPPORT
BUSHING CLIP, LEFT
BUSHING CLIP, RIGHT
BUSHING PAD
209568
21761902
21511103
21517400
21215107
21949200
BUSHING SET (2)
202513
CASTERS, LOCKING, TWIN WHEEL
202512
21751201
21751000
21786000
21754500
CASTERS, NON-LOCKING TWIN WHEEL
209114-3
21754300
209578101
20638401
CARRIAGE ASSY, T-200
CARRIAGE COVER - BLACK
CARRIAGE FLEX, 208 JET
CARRIAGE PCB
CARTRIDGE GARAGE
COVER, LEFT
COVER, RIGHT
COVER, TOP, 36
COVER, TRAILING CABLE
CUTTER ASSY - 5 PACK
DISPLAY ASSEMBLY
ENCODER SENSOR W/FLEX
ENCODER STRIP, COATED 36
204976
21440101
EXHAUST
210809
21756800
FERRITE
FOAM, BLOCK (PLATEN) RIGHT
203870-1
FRAME TENSIONER ONLY
203405-1
IDLER ONLY
208810
22057400
KIT, HARDWARE (screws,bolts,washers)
KIT, HEIGHT ALIGNMENT
202000
KNIFE DAMPER, ASSY
205462
LOOPBACK CABLE
204845-2
21429114
21825402
21491401
LOWER DRIVE ASSY, 36
FAN, ASSY(VACUUM) - RIGHT
MAIN PCB, T200
MEMORY - IC, DRAM DIMM 128M
PADS, MULTI PAK SERV. STA
207180
PAPER SENSOR W/FLEX
204773
20750801
21890400
PINCH ROLLER ASSY
POWER ENTRY MODULE
206535
POWERCORD, US
204246-1
RETRACTING STOP, (TOP COVER)
204969-6
ROLLGUIDE LEFT, ASSY
206828-5
ROLLGUIDE RIGHT, ASSY
203926
20761103
21965200
SCREWDRIVER #2 X 6 PHILLIP
POWER SUPPLY
SERVICE STATION
SERVICE STATION PADS (16)
22280900
SERVO MOTOR
204917-1
SHAFT, LOWER DRIVE 36, W/GEAR
204804
SLIDER LOWER (CARRIAGE)
204654
SLIDER UPPER (CARRIAGE)
203999
SPRING, COMPRESSION (IDLER)
209052
22194600
SPRING, COMPRESSION (TOP COVER)
210848-1
203556-2
210913
22152300
21750401
STABILIZER ASSY, 36
STEPPER MOTOR
SUPPORT (CENTER), LOWER DRIVE
SHAFT
SYRINGE, REFILL W/LOUPE, ASSY
TRAILING CABLE, 36
Y-ARM ASSY, 36
The most common wear and tear printer parts are shown below:
212426-00
BUSHING PADS
209568
BUSHING SET (1200 hour
average life)
215642-01
CUTTER BLADE, SINGLE
(actually considered a
consumable item)
203405-1
IDLER
207611-03
SERVICE STATION ASSY
219652-00
SERVICE STATION PADS (16)
221523-00
TRAILING CABLE
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Technology
Certification
Ink Delivery System
30 ml foam cartridges, attachable 50 ml ink Caddy
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Ink Compatibility
CAD Ink System 2 (CIS2) from Encad, new bond paper
optimized ink set
Cartridge Warranty
Cartridges are warranted for 165 ml. The useable ink
of a foam cartridge and 3 Encad Caddy systems.1
Color (CMYK), Output in square feet per hour (square meters per hour)
Mode
Resolution
Standard Print Speed
Super Draft
600 x 300 dpi
200 sfph (18.6 smph)
Draft
600 x 300 dpi
113 sfph (10.5 smph)
Normal (Default)
600 x 600 dpi
37 sfph (3.4 smph)
Best
600 x 600 dpi
27 sfph (2.5 smph)
Print Technology
Cartridge Management For maximum quality and reliability cartridges will
shutoff after 350 ml of ink throughput
UL, FCC Class B, CSA, TUV, CE Mark
Print Engine Speeds
Monochrome (KKKK), Output in square feet per hour (square meters per hour)
Mode
Resolution
Standard Print Speed
Super Draft
600 x 300 dpi
567 sfph (52.7 smph)
Draft
600 x 300 dpi
230 sfph (21.4 smph)
Normal (Default)
600 x 600 dpi
100 sfph (9.3 smph)
Best
600 x 600 dpi
75 sfph (7 smph)
Media Compatibility
Compatible with KODAK Wide-Format Inkjet Media
and popular CAD bond and vellum media
Media Handling
Roll feeder with media cutter and sheet feed
Print Resolution
600 x 600 dpi and 600 x 300 dpi
File Resolution
600 x 600 dpi and 300 x 300 dpi
*600 dpi color or 4K, 2’ x 3’ plot with 36" wide media
Line Accuracy
±0.2% of specified page length*
*Tested on 4ml Matte Film
Standard Accessories Four inkjet cartridges and caddies:
Line Width
cyan, magenta, yellow, black
Reference Guide (CD), QuickStart Guide Printed,
Software Drivers, Print Samples (CD), Stand and
Basket
From .12 mm
Emulation
Raster
EN RTL, HP RTL
Dimensions
Vector
HP-GL/2
Height
48" (121 cm)
Assembled
70 lbs. (31 kg)
Interfaces
100base -T Ethernet option
IEEE-1284 Bi-directional ECP (Expanded Capability
Port) parallel
Width
58" (147 cm)
Shipping
91 lbs. (39 kg)
Depth
28" (71 cm)
Weight
Media Specifications
Processor
Power PC
Sheet Width
8.5" to 36" (22 cm to 91 cm)
Buffer
128 MB standard
Roll Width
8.5" to 36" (22 cm to 91 cm)
Power Supply
Universal 90 to 264 VAC, 43 to 67 Hz
Roll Diameter
max 4" (10.2 cm)
Power Consumption
52 W typical, 100 W maximum
Core Diameter
max 2" (5 cm)
Noise
Standby: <52dBA
Print Margin
Within 0.20" (5 mm of each edge,
except for cut sheet) with Expanded margins ON
Operational: <65dBA
Environment
Operating
18° C to 29° C (65° F to 85° F)
20 to 70% RH non-condensing
Language Options
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese,
Japanese-Katakana
Storage
5° C to 35° C (40° F to 95° F)
(24 hours maximum at temperatures below 32° F and
above 104° F)
5 to 80% RH non-condensing
Options
100base-T SEH Print Server, Cartridge Garage
1
Warranty
One year exchange - return to Depot, Extended plan
available
Ordering Information
Part Number
Drivers
AutoCAD
Windows
AutoCAD 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 HDI;
AutoCAD LT 2000, 2000i, 2002 (untested for Windows XP);
AutoCAD ADI 14 and 13
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Please contact your local authorized Encad reseller, or Encad, Inc.
Encad, Inc.
The Americas
6059 Cornerstone Ct., West
San Diego, CA 92121-3734
Tel: 1-800-45-ENCAD
Tel: 1-858-452-0882
Fax: 1-858-452-0891
Encad, Inc. Europe
Encad, Inc. Asia
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Station Road
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Tel: +65-6371-3388
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T200+ CAD Bundle (CMY Dye, K Pigment) Printer with Basket & Stand 221089-00
T200+ CAD Bundle (4K Pigment) Printer with Basket & Stand
221090-00
T200+ Graphics Bundle (CMYK Dye) Printer with Basket & Stand
221091-00
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