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KODAK D4000 Duplex Photo Printer

Photo Printer

D4000

Duple x Photo P rinter

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User’s Guide for the Calibration Application

November 2011

Eastman Kodak Company

Rochester, New York 14650

© Eastman Kodak Company, 2011

Kodak and XtraLife are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

Portions of this software may contain intellectual property owned or licensed by X-Rite, Incorporated, or one of its affiliates.

P/N 4J7914

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started

About the Printer Calibration Application ................................................................................................ 1-1

System Requirements.....................................................................................................................................1-2

Additional Information for Using an X-RITE i1PRO Device...................................................................1-2

Installing the Calibration Application.........................................................................................................1-3

Uninstalling the Calibration Application .................................................................................................. 1-4

WINDOWS XP Operating Systems .................................................................................................... 1-4

WINDOWS 7 Operating Systems ....................................................................................................... 1-4

2 Starting the Calibration Application

Starting the Application from the Printer Driver .....................................................................................2-1

Starting the Application from the Desktop..............................................................................................2-2

3 Using the Calibration Application

Using the Visual Calibration Mode.............................................................................................................3-1

Using the Visual Calibration Mode for Simplex Printers ................................................................3-1

Using the Visual Calibration Mode for the KODAK D4000 Duplex Photo Printer ................ 3-3

Using the Instrumented Calibration Mode ..............................................................................................3-5

Using the Instrumented Calibration Mode for Simplex Printers..................................................3-5

Using the Instrumented Calibration Mode for Duplex Printers ...................................................3-7

4 Troubleshooting

Error Messages ............................................................................................................................................... 4-1

Launching the Calibration Application from the Printer Driver ................................................... 4-1

Calibration Errors ..................................................................................................................................... 4-1

Instrumented Calibration Errors...........................................................................................................4-2

Non-recoverable Errors ..........................................................................................................................4-2

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1

Getting Started

Welcome to the KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application for

WINDOWS, a tool for calibrating KODAK Thermal Printers using visual or instrumented calibration techniques.

The following KODAK Printer models are supported by the calibration application:

• KODAK D4000Duplex Photo Printer

• KODAK 8810 Photo Printer

• KODAK Photo Printer 8800/9810

• KODAK 7000/7010/7015 Photo Printer

• KODAK Photo Printer 6800/6850

• KODAK Photo Printer 605

NOTE: Instrumented calibration is not supported with the

KODAK Photo Printer 6800/6850 and the KODAK Photo

Printer 605.

To use the instrumented calibration capability of the application, you must have an X-RITE i1PRO spectrophotometer and the latest i1PRO device driver software from X-RITE. If you have an X-Rite i1Pro device,

“Additional Information for Using an X-RITE i1PRO

Device” on page 1-2

.

About the Printer Calibration Application

The KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application (Calibration

Application) lets your Kodak printer produce the best possible color. Calibration adjusts the response of the printer so that a specific data input value yields a specific color density output.

The printer is shipped with default factory calibration settings.

You can set up your printer and print right away without having to calibrate the printer. However, if you are dissatisfied with the color of your prints, you should calibrate your printer.

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System Requirements

You must have the following:

Operating System

WINDOWS XP Home

WINDOWS XP Professional

WINDOWS XP Professional

(x64 Edition)

WINDOWS 7

WINDOWS 7 (x64)

Minimum Service Pack

SP3

SP3

SP2

N/A

N/A

The minimum requirement is the system configuration that

MICROSOFT requires for use with WINDOWS XP or

WINDOWS 7.

NOTE: 64-bit Intel Itanium-based systems are not supported.

The Calibration Application requires:

• a functional USB 2.0 port to communicate with the printer.

NOTE: If your equipment only supports the USB 1.1 protocol, data communication to the printer is slower and may affect calibration performance.

• .NET FRAMEWORK 4 from MICROSOFT to be installed on your computer prior to installing the Calibration Application.

NOTE: If .NET FRAMEWORK 4 is not installed on your system, the Calibration Application installer provides the opportunity to download and install it before proceeding with the installation of the Calibration Application. To download .NET FRAMEWORK 4, you must be connected to the internet. If you do not install .NET FRAMEWORK 4 when prompted, the calibration installation will not be completed.

Additional Information for Using an X-RITE i1PRO Device

The X-RITE i1PRO uses software components that belong to the

X-RITE Corporation. Users should ensure that they have the most up to date software for their i1PRO devices by contacting X-RITE

Corporation for support.

The X-RITE i1PRO device does not have a sound generator. The i1PRO uses sound produced by the system board or sound card of your computer. At the time of the release of the KODAK Photo

Printer Calibration Application, the X-RITE i1PRO device drivers did not support sound on 64-bit WINDOWS Operating Systems.

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Getting Started

If your computer does not have a sound card and/or speakers, or you are running a 64-bit Operating System, when you are prompted to 'wait for the beep' during the instrumented calibration:

1. Wait for the light below the reading probe of the X-RITE i1PRO device to illuminate.

2. Hold the button for 3 seconds and then begin scanning the strip on the calibration target.

IMPORTANT:

If you try to scan a strip before the lamp has stabilized, an error appears indicating an incorrect number of patches were read. If this error occurs, re-scan the strip after holding the button for 3 seconds prior to starting the scan.

Installing the Calibration Application

IMPORTANT: Before installing the software:

• Have .NET FRAMEWORK 4 installed.

• Have “Administrator” privileges.

If your system has an older version of calibration software

(KODAK Visual Printer Calibration Utility) installed, the installer configures the Visual Calibration Utility to launch the new

Calibration Application.

1. Go to www.kodak.com/go/ enter your printer model number

For example: www.kodak.com/go/D4000

NOTE: Valid printer models are: D4000, 8810, 8800, 7000,

7010, 7015, 6800, 6850, and 605

2. Select the Standalone Printer tab.

3. Select the Technical Resources link for your printer model and download the KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application for WINDOWS.

4. Locate the file that you downloaded to your hard drive and double-click the file.

5. When the WinZip Self-Extractor screen appears, browse to a folder location that is easy to access, such as your computer's desktop. Click Unzip.

An Installer folder is created containing all of the files.

6. Double-click the Installer folder.

7. Double-click the setup.exe file.

NOTE: The installer checks to see if you have .NET FRAMEWORK

4 installed. If it is not installed, you are prompted to download it from the MICROSOFT Web site and install it.

When the .NET FRAMEWORK 4 installation is complete, you return to the Calibration Application installer.

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8. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Calibration

Application.

NOTE: With some WINDOWS Operating Systems, a system restart is required after installing .NET. If a restart is required, the calibration application installer prompts you to restart your system at the end of the installation of both

.NET and the Calibration Application.

Uninstalling the Calibration Application

To remove the calibration application software from your computer, you must have “Administrator” privileges.

WINDOWS XP Operating Systems

1. From the Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.

2. Select “Kodak Photo Printer Calibration Application.”

3. Click Remove.

4. Click Yes at the message prompt.

WINDOWS 7 Operating Systems

1. From the Control Panel, click Programs and Features.

2. Select “Kodak Photo Printer Calibration Application.”

3. Click Uninstall.

4. Click

Yes at the message prompt.

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Starting the Calibration Application

Starting the Application from the Printer Driver

1. For your operating system, do the following:

WINDOWS XP

Select

Start > Printers and

Faxes.

WINDOWS 7

Select

Start > Control Panel >

Devices and Printers.

2. Click the KODAK Photo Printer that you would like to calibrate.

3. Select Printer Properties.

4. Select the Printer Calibration tab.

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5. Click

Launch Calibration

The KODAK Photo Printer Calibration dialog box opens. The name of the printer and the paper installed appear in the upper section of the dialog box.

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Starting the Calibration Application

Starting the Application from the Desktop

You can launch the application from the desktop in one of two ways:

• Double-click the shortcut for the Photo Printer Calibration

Application.

OR

• Select

Start>Programs>KODAK Photo Printer> Calibration

Application.

The KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application dialog box opens. The name of the printer and the paper installed appear in the upper section of the dialog box.

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Using the Calibration Application

Calibrate your printer whenever the color of the prints is not what you expect. You may also want to calibrate the printer after it has been serviced.

You can calibrate using the visual calibration mode or the instrumented calibration mode.

NOTE: To use the instrumented calibration mode, you must have:

• an X-RITE i1PRO Device connected to your computer.

• the X-RITE i1PRO software installed on your computer.

IMPORTANT:

Never print from another application during a calibration session. This could leave the printer calibration in an unknown state.

Using the Visual Calibration Mode

Use the visual calibration mode to calibrate KODAK simplex

(single-sided) or duplex (double-sided) Printers.

Using the Visual

Calibration Mode for

Simplex Printers

1. At the “KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application” dialog box, select:

• your printer model

• the printer name and serial number

• the starting calibration setting:

Current printer settings—use the current printer settings as the starting point.

Default printer settings—use the default printer settings as the starting point.

Visual for the Calibration Method

2. Click Start Printer Calibration.

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Using the Calibration Application

The printer prints a calibration target.

3. Determine the most neutral gray patch on the calibration target.

4. Click the arrows to enter the patch number that corresponds with the most neutral patch on the calibration target.

5. If it is necessary to make your overall prints lighter or darker, make a selection from the drop-down menu to adjust the highlights.

NOTE: Only do this step if you want to adjust the highlights so that your prints meet your personal preference. After adjusting the highlights, check your prints to make sure that they look the way you want.

6. Click Update Printer Calibration.

The calibration application calculates and downloads a new calibration table and updates any adjustment you made to the highlights.

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7. Calibration is complete. Click Yes if you would like to verify the calibration on the same printer, or calibrate another printer. Click No to exit the Calibration Application.

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Using the Calibration Application

Using the Visual

Calibration Mode for the

KODAK D4000 Duplex

Photo Printer

8. To verify the calibration results:

• Select Current printer settings as a starting calibration setting.

• Click Start Printer Calibration to make another test print.

9. Do Steps 3 -

8

until patch 25 is the most neutral gray.

1. At the “KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application” dialog box, select:

• your printer model.

• the printer name and serial number.

• the starting calibration setting

Current printer settings—use the current printer settings as the starting point.

Default printer settings—use the default printer settings as the starting point.

Visual for the Calibration Method.

2. Click Start Printer Calibration.

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The printer prints two calibration targets—one with the letter

A, and one with the letter B appearing above Patch 1.

3. Determine the most neutral gray patch on the Side A calibration target.

4. Click the arrows to enter the patch number for Side A that corresponds with the most neutral patch on the calibration target.

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5. Determine which patch on Side B matches the patch selected for Side A.

6. Click the arrows to enter the patch number for Side B that corresponds with the most neutral patch selected on Side A.

7. If it is necessary to make the overall prints lighter or darker, make a selection from the drop-down menu to adjust the highlights.

NOTE: Only do this step if you want to adjust the highlights so that your prints meet your personal preference. After adjusting the highlights, check your prints to make sure that they look the way you want.

8. Click Update Printer Calibration.

The calibration application calculates and downloads a new calibration table and updates any adjustment you made to the highlights.

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9. Calibration is complete. Click Yes if you would like to verify the calibration on the same printer, or calibrate another printer. Click No to exit the Calibration Application.

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Using the Calibration Application

10. To verify the calibration results:

• Select Current printer settings as a starting calibration setting.

• Click Start Printer Calibration to make another test print.

11. Do Steps

3 -

10

until patch 25 is the most neutral gray and match on both Side A and Side B calibration targets.

Using the Instrumented Calibration Mode

Use the instrumented calibration mode to calibrate simplex

(single-sided) or duplex printers. The instrumented calibration is not supported for the following printers:

• KODAK Photo Printer 6800/6850

• KODAK 605 Photo Printer

NOTE: To use the instrumented calibration mode, you must have:

• an X-RITE i1PRO Device connected to your computer.

If there is not an X-RITE i1Pro Device connected, the calibration application defaults to the visual calibration method.

• the X-RITE i1PRO software installed on your computer.

IMPORTANT: Never print from another application during a calibration session. This could leave the printer calibration in an unknown state.

Using the Instrumented Calibration Mode for Simplex Printers

1. Launch the KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application.

2. At “KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application”, select:

• your printer model.

• the printer name and serial number.

• the starting calibration setting

Current printer settings—use the current printer settings as the starting point.

Default printer settings—use the default printer settings as the starting point.

Instrumented for the Calibration Method.

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3. Click Start Printer Calibration.

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4. Place X-Rite i1PRO Device in its base to calibrate the device.

Make sure that it is fully seated in the base.

5. Click and release the button on the device to calibrate it.

Once the X-Rite i1PRO Device is calibrated, the printer prints a calibration target.

6. Secure the calibration target into the tray clip of the X-RITE i1PRO scanning tray.

7. Align the scanning guide over the first row of patches on the target.

8. Place the X-RITE i1PRO Device on the scanning guide.

9. Position the X-RITE i1PRO Device in the white area next to the first row of patches on the target strip.

10. Click and hold the button. Wait for the device to beep.

NOTE: If your computer does not have a sound card and/or speakers, there will not be an audible beep. Wait for the light below the reading probe of the X-RITE i1PRO device to illuminate. Wait an additional 3 seconds for the lamp to stabilize before you start to scan.

11. Continue to hold the button and slowly move the X-RITE i1PRO Device completely across the patches on the target and into the white area at the end of the row of patches.

12. Release the button.

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The status appears on the screen.

13. Repeat Steps

7

-

12

for each row of patches on the calibration target.

When all of the rows of patches are successfully read, the new calibration table is automatically generated and sent to the printer.

14. Calibration is complete. Click Yes if you would like to calibrate another printer. Click No to exit the Calibration Application.

Using the Instrumented

Calibration Mode for

Duplex Printers

1. Launch the KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application.

2. At “KODAK Photo Printer Calibration Application”, select:

• your printer model.

• the printer name and serial number.

• the starting calibration setting

Current printer settings—use the current printer settings as the starting point.

Default printer settings—use the default printer settings as the starting point.

Instrumented for the Calibration Method.

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3. Click Start Printer Calibration.

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4. Place X-Rite i1PRO Device in its base to calibrate the device.

Make sure that it is fully seated in the base.

5. Click and release the button on the device to calibrate it.

Once the X-Rite i1PRO Device is calibrated, the printer prints a calibration target with the letter A on one side, and the letter

B on the other side.

6. Secure the calibration target into the tray clip of the X-RITE i1PRO scanning tray with Side A up.

7. Align the scanning guide over the first row of patches on the target.

8. Place the X-RITE i1PRO Device on the scanning guide.

9. Position the X-RITE i1PRO Device in the white area next to the first row of patches on the target strip.

10. Click and hold the button. Wait for the device to beep.

NOTE: If your computer does not have a sound card and/or speakers, there will not be an audible beep. Wait for the light below the reading probe of the X-RITE i1PRO device to illuminate. Wait an additional 3 seconds for the lamp to stabilize before you start to scan.

11. Continue to hold the button and slowly move the X-RITE i1PRO Device completely across the patches on the target and into the white area at the end of the row of patches.

12. Release the button.

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The status appears on the screen.

13. Repeat Steps

7

-

12

for each row of patches on Side A of the calibration target.

14. Secure the calibration target into the tray clip of the X-RITE i1PRO scanning tray with Side B up.

15. Repeat Steps

7

-

12

for the additional Side B target strips.

When all of the rows of patches are successfully read, the new calibration table is automatically generated and sent to the printer.

16. Calibration is complete. Click Yes if you would like to calibrate another printer. Click No to exit the Calibration Application.

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Troubleshooting

Error Messages

Launching the Calibration Application from the Printer Driver

Problem/Error Message

The KODAK Photo Printer

Calibration Application could not be launched.

Description or Causes

The calibration application is not installed or has an issue with the installation.

Solution

Install the calibration application. See the User’s

Guide for the KODAK Photo

Printer Calibration Application.

There is a file access issue, insufficient memory, or system resources to start the application.

File access is denied. See your system administrator.

Insufficient memory or system resources. See your system administrator.

Calibration Errors

Problem/Error Message

Visual Calibration Engine:

Printer reports a problem (error number 11).

Visual Calibration Engine:

Printer cannot or will not open

(error number 15).

Description or Causes Solution

Possible paper or ribbon jam.

• Close the Calibration

Application.

• Check the operator control panel on the printer for the error condition and correct it.

• Restart the calibration application and continue calibrating the printer.

• Close the Calibration

Application.

There is a problem communicating with the printer, or there is an error condition on the printer that is not allowing the calibration application to communicate with the printer.

• Check that the printer power is on and the USB cable is connected to the computer.

• Check the operator control panel on the printer for the error condition and correct it.

• Restart the calibration application and continue calibrating the printer.

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Troubleshooting

Instrumented Calibration Errors

Instructions to recover from most errors appear in the informational section of the application dialog. Follow the on-screen instructions to correct the error.

Non-recoverable Errors

For errors that do not have instructions to correct the error and that indicate you should quit the Calibration Application, do the following:

1. Close the Calibration Application.

2. Restart the Calibration Application.

3. If the problem persists, uninstall the Calibration Application.

See “Uninstalling the Calibration Application” on page 4.

4. Go to www.kodak.com/go/ enter your printer model number

For example: www.kodak.com/go/D4000

NOTE: Valid printer models are: D4000, 8810, 8800, 7000,

7010, 7015, 6800, 6850, and 605

5. Download the latest version of the Calibration Application.

6. Install the Calibration Application.

See “Installing the

Calibration Application” on page 3.

7. If the non-recoverable error persists, contact KODAK Service and Support.

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