Epson 2100 Printer User Manual

PermaJet
Assembly Instructions for: 2100 Ink System
ECO-FLO CONTINUOUS INK SYSTEM
Epson 2100
EPSON PRINTER
Part No. A26421
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IMPORTANT
If your printer is new, set it up according to
the enclosed manufacturers instructions.
This is a check to ensure your new printer
and drivers are working correctly before the
Eco-Flo System is installed.
Epson 2100 Eco-Flo Shown
It is very important you read these instructions carefully before you begin!
We will take you through the following steps:
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Preparing your Injector
Setting up of the Inks in the bottle tray
Installation of the modified injector to your printer
Fitting of the Tube Supports System
Producing your first print.
Only start work on the installation once you have read the
instructions fully!
What you will need to Install the Eco-Flo 2100
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What is included in your Eco-Flo 2100 Kit
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Complete Eco-Flo 2100 Kit
Sharp Blade (Stanley Knife type) & Scissors
Measuring Tape or Ruler
Marking Pen or Pencil
Paper Towels
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Please read carefully before you continue and
refer to the components diagram over the
page.
Injector Set with tubes attached
Set of 7 Inks & empty 100ml bottles
Black Tube Support Bracket with Hook &
Loop Fastener fitted
Bottle Holder Tray
Special Chip Block
1 Grey/White Tube Clip with adhesive pad
Installation Instructions and Profiles CD
10ml Syringe & wing adaptor
Pair of latex gloves
Special Foam Block
7 Tube Clamps
7 Bottle Caps & Clear Piping Tubes
Check List for components
Set of 7
125ml Inks
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Wing Adaptor
Black Tube
Support Bracket
Injector Set &
Tubes
Bottle Holder Tray
Special Chip
Block
(Wrapped in
Protective
Packaging)
7 Empty 100ml
Bottles
Special Foam
Block that may
not be required
Bottle Caps &
Clear Piping
7 Tube Clamps
10ml Syringe
Pair of Latex
Gloves
Tube Clip with
Adhesive Pad
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Check Printer Condition
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If you have a brand new printer, follow the Epson instructions for setting up your printer. Use the Epson injectors
that came with the printer. Follow normal installation instructions for the software. Test the printer by printing
pictures. Learn how to use the Epson utilities to run a Nozzle pattern check and to run a Cleaning Cycle.
Make sure that the printer can produce a perfect nozzle pattern
before proceeding with Eco-Flo installation.
If you have been using the printer in the past, just make sure it produces a perfect nozzle pattern before proceeding
with the Eco-Flo installation. If the Nozzle pattern has any gaps whatsoever, then run cleaning cycles until it prints
perfectly.
DO NOT INSTALL THE ECO-FLO IF YOUR PRINTER IS NOT FULLY FUNCTIONAL
Disconnecting Power From the Printer
Push, but do not hold the INK button on the printer. This will move the injectors to the “replacement” position. After
they move to this position, which is just slightly to the left of the parked position, SWITCH OFF THE POWER AT
THE WALL SOCKET. Now the injector head can be moved from side to side by hand. We will tell you later when
to reconnect the printer power supply. Remove the original Epson injectors from the printer (Power is disconnected).
Set them aside on some paper towel. DONOT throw away, you may need them someday. Wrap in a zip-lock plastic
bag for cool dry safe keeping.
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INSTALLATION OF YOUR ECO-FLO KIT
Step 1 Removing the Injector Lid
You will need to remove the printer lid on the injector carrier as shown in this photo. Store this somewhere
safe should you ever wish to return the printer to it’s original setup. It is held in place by two ‘Lugs’ on either
side. Once you have one side disconnected, you will find it easy to slide out the lid.
Use a fine screw driver to do this and push one of the lugs into the direction of the print head and from one
side only as indicated below.
Fig.1
Step 2 Moving the Printer Head
You are now able to move the printer head manually to the centre area of the printer. See below.
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Fig.2
Step 3 Bottle Preparation
Locate the coloured bottle caps and straight lengths of plastic tubes. Insert the straight tube firmly into the bottom of
each bottle cap see Fig.3
Fig.3
Step 4 Tube Preparation
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Using a pair of scissors separate all tubes by
snipping gently at the tube ends. Please see
Fig.4 to the left.
Fig.4
Strip back all the tubes by approx
150mm. Please note when assembling
the tubes to the bottle caps you may
need to strip back more of the tubing in
order for the bottles to be seated
correctly within the bottle tray.
Fig.5
Fig.6 showing tubes
stripped back
Step 5 Preparation of The Clamps & Inks
You are now ready to attach the tube clamp
to the tubes as indicated in Fig.7 to the left.
Now please fill all the bottles with the correct
inks; please ensure that all ink has been filled
correctly as indicated by the bottle caps that
are colour coded, see Fig.8 to the right.
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Fig.8
Step 6 Positioning the ink Bottles in the Tray
You are now ready to position the ink bottles in the bottle holder tray as indicated below.
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Step 7 Assembling the Tubing to the Bottle Caps
When you have completed the above
process insert the correct tube to the
correct ink bottles. PLEASE TAKE
CARE when doing this as if this is
connected incorrectly there is no
turning back see Fig.9 & Fig.10
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Step 8 Priming the Ink Through the Injectors
You are now ready to start the ink priming process starting
with the YELLOW injector.
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Fig.10
Wing Adaptor
Shown
This process is carried out by inserting the 10ml syringe and
wing adaptor at the base of the injector. PLEASE ENSURE THAT
THE WING ADAPTOR (TIP ONLY) IS GENTLY INSERTED
INTO THE BASE OF THE INJECTOR, DO NOT push the tip any further
than 3mm (see diagram opposite) otherwise this will split the base of the
injector.
Diagram showing
the wing adaptor tip
only inserted gently
in the base of the
injector.
PLEASE ENSURE that you DOUBLE CHECK that the correct tube is
located to the correct ink bottle before pulling back on the syringe (see Fig.11).
At this point LOCK the tube with the white clamp see Fig.12 before
removing the syringe from the bottom base of the injector to avoid any
air travelling in the injector.
Any ink remaining in the syringe can be put back into the correct ink bottle. MAKE SURE you wash the syringe with
warm water ready for the next colour to be primed. Repeat this process for all the inks so that you finish up with a
set of injectors and tubes full of ink as illustrated in Fig.13.
Priming an
Injector
Ink tube being
clamped
Fig.11
Fig.12
Fig.13
Step 9 Install Chip Block & Injectors
Please place the Chip block as indicated in Fig.14 below making sure that this is correctly positioned & installed.
Once you have installed this you are ready to insert the set of 7 injectors in the printer carriage.
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Carefully align them, and when you are happy the injectors are in position. PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUSH
TOO HARD, AS THIS WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE INJECTOR & PRINTER HEAD. Push the injectors home
until you feel a positive seated position see Fig.15 below.
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Fig. 15 Picture shows injectors fully
installed in a 2100
Step 10 Positioning The Foam Block
You will need to move the printer head towards the right of the printer in order to do this.
You are now ready to install and position the foam block that needs to be inserted on the back of the injectors as
illustrated below. Please make sure that this has been pushed down correctly in place.
Fig.16
Step 11 Installing the Central Tube Support Bracket & Aligning the Tubes
The tubes can be inserted at this time through the available opening in the bracket – the tubing goes under
the bracket, then up and then through. It is advisable to slide the tubes as far forward to the front of the printer
within the tube support bracket as indicated in Fig.17 & Fig.18 below.
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Fig.17
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Next, you will notice that the Tube Support Bracket has both the Hook and Loop Velcro on it. The Hook portion of
the Velcro is going to end up attached to your printer. The Loop portion will remain on the Tube Support Bracket. Do
not separate the Hook and Loop.
Use an alcohol or cleaning solution and clean the top of the printer housing where the Black Tube Support Bracket is
going to be attached. Then make sure the area is dry before proceeding.
Keeping them together, remove the adhesive backing from the Hook portion of the Velcro. Carefully install and align
the Tube Support Bracket in its proper location 85mm from the right edge of the recess, as shown in Fig.19 below.
30mm
85mm
Fig.19
Please ensure that the Central Tube Support Bracket, the top and bottom Velcro and loop are firmly stuck down to
the printer body.
Please ensure that the tubing has just enough slack to allow movement of the print head without restriction.
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This can be done manually by moving the head to the left and right and checking that there is just enough
tubing to allow the print head to move freely, without it dragging against any part of the printer see Fig. 20 &
Fig. 21 below.
The tubing should look and
be assembled as the
diagrams opposite.
Fig.20
Fig.21
PLEASE NOTE, due to the nature of the tubing you may need to leave the head unit in the left hand position
as illustrated in Fig.20 left overnight in order for the tube to mould in the correct manner, at this stage you
may find that the FOAM BLOCK may not be required and in fact slide away, if this is the case remove the
block.
Step 12 Install Final Tube Clip
The last tube clip goes on the right edge of the printer
housing see Fig 22 opposite. Clean this area with alcohol
and wipe dry with paper towel.
Place the plastic clip onto the printer body, making sure it
is in the correct position to hold the tubes in a straight line
along the length of the printer to the Black Tube Support Bracket.
All the tubes must lay flat so they do not interfere with print
head motion. You must ensure that the tubes do not come
into contact with the printer body.
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Step 13 Testing the System
Push the injectors to the far right and plug the printer back on. Have your graphics program (e.g Photoshop) open
and ready to use.
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The printer should come on and the head should move back and forth a few times and do a cleaning cycle. When it
stops moving, only the green light should be on.
A red light at this point indicates that one of the chips has not been recognized. If this is the case please LOCK all
tubes with the white clamps and very carefully remove the Injectors, Foam Block and Special Chip Block, Now very
carefully check the chip that is not registering. It is advisable to clean the chip by wiping the contacts with a soft cloth
and re-install the system again.
HOW THE SPECIAL PERMACHIP WORKS: The PermaChips operate as a normal chip on a injector and while printing the ink levels will drop as a normal
injector on the status monitor. When the levels reach a certain point the chips will reset to FULL. Please do not take
any notice of the level indicator.
A window will open when
you make your first print.
This informs you that these
are not Epson injectors and
gives you the option to
continue or quit – choose
YES and continue printing in
the normal way.
At this stage, your Eco-Flo system is in a position to be used as your injectors are now filled with ink. You may need
to carry out a head clean in order to get a complete nozzle check.
To execute a head clean you will
need to open a document in any
program and select the print
option from the tool bar (this can
normally be found in ‘File’).
Ensuring you have selected the
correct printer driver, click on the
‘Properties’ button. This will
open a new window in which you
will need to select the ‘Utilities’
tab. In this window you will find
all the options for head cleaning
and nozzle checks. For more
detailed instructions please refer
to the Epson manual that came with the printer.
ON THE COMPACT DISC :THERE IS A CD SUPPLIED WITH YOUR KIT. ON THE CD ARE COPIES OF THE
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ECO-FLO INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF
PRINTERS AND SYSTEMS
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
INK PURGE TEST FILES AND TONE CHARTS
ICC PROFILES FOR USE WITH PERMAJET COLOUR INK AND PAPER
COMBINATIONS
CURVES FOR USE WITH MONOCHROMEPRO INK SYSTEM.
IN ORDER TO USE THE PERMAJET INK SYSTEM TO ITS FULL
POTENTIAL, YOU SHOULD NOW TAKE THE TIME TO OPEN
THE ENCLOSED CD AND PROCEED TO READ THE FULL
SECTION ON PROFILES AND THE
“HOW TO INSTALL AND USE ICC PROFILES” DOCUMENT.
FULL DATA IS INCLUDED IN THIS FILE TO EXPLAIN HOW TO
GET THE FULL BENEFITS OF COLOUR MANAGEMENT AND
BEST RESULTS WITH YOUR IMAGES.
FAQ»S & Caring For Your Eco-Flo √ READ CAREFULLY!!!
Here are some tips to make sure that your new system performs trouble-free.
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It is advised to gently shake by rotation each ink bottle on a regular weekly basis. This is to ensure the
pigments stay suspended in solution and gives constant results.
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After printing, ink in the tubes should be close to the injectors. The next morning, the ink may have
retracted a little this is absolutely normal.
When you start to print again the ink will be drawn into the injectors and it will function normally. The
system is designed to have some air at the top of the injector to prevent siphoning and spitting. This air
will expand and contract with temperature and pressure changes. This is a characteristic of the
system.
However, if you see that any of the inks have retracted all the way back to the bottles, this may be a
technical problem. Contact our technical line immediately before acting.
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It is advisable not to let your printer sit for long periods of time without printing something. The use of
a timer to power up the printer should you be going away for a long period of time is recommended.
Timers can be purchased from all good hardware stores. This approach will not require the computer
being switched on and off manually. Simply plug the printer»s plug in to the timer and plug the time into
the wall socket or extension lead and set to come on once a week. This process will run a cleaning
cycle and maintain your system.
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Keep the whole unit out of direct sunlight and sources of direct heat.
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Routine Maintenance: - Assuming that you have followed all routine maintenance guidance provided by
the printer manufacturer (this includes print head alignment, lubrication & cleaning of moving parts and
nozzle cleaning procedures), there may be times when you need to additionally carry out Eco-Flo
maintenance. Therefore, always keep all the items that came with your kit in their original box in a safe
place and retain this instruction manual with them. A charge is applicable for occasions where we have
to send you maintenance items which you have mislaid.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT remove the injectors from the printer unless specifically
instructed by an authorised Permajet technician to do so. Removing
the injectors once installed may cause system damage and
invalidate further technical support.
DO NOT lift the inks above the Printer. This would cause the ink to flood
inside - keep the bottles at the same level as the printer by putting them
on the same table.
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