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Xerox Color C60/C70 Printer
Simple Image Quality Adjustment
(SIQA) User Guide
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Table of Contents
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1 Simple Image Quality Adjustment (SIQA) Overview..................1-1
Accessing the SIQA Tools..................................................................................................1-2
Image Orientation Definitions.......................................................................................1-3
2 Image Transfer Adjustment..................................................................2-1
Image Transfer Adjustment Overview.........................................................................2-1
Adjust Image Transfer.......................................................................................................2-1
Adjust Image Transfer Manually...................................................................................2-3
Assigning the Image Transfer to Media.....................................................................2-5
3 Auto Alignment Adjustment.................................................................3-1
Auto Alignment Adjustment Overview.......................................................................3-1
Printing the SIQA Targets.................................................................................................3-1
Printing the SIQA Black Paper Image File....................................................3-1
Printing the Calibration Chart...........................................................................3-2
Document Feeder Precision Scan Adjustment.........................................................3-4
Scanning the Targets..........................................................................................................3-4
Scanning the Targets with the Document Feeder (DADF).....................3-5
Scanning the Targets with the Platen Glass................................................3-5
Saving the Profile.................................................................................................................3-7
Using the Profile...................................................................................................................3-8
4 Density Uniformity Adjustment..........................................................4-1
Performing Density Uniformity Adjustment.............................................................4-1
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Simple Image Quality
Adjustment (SIQA)
Overview
Simple Image Quality Adjustment (SIQA) is a set of maintenance tools that adjust the
quality of the printed images generated by the printer. Use the SIQA Tool in the following
instances:
• When image alignment on duplex output requires correction
• When within page image density requires uniformity adjustment
SIQA performs three types of adjustments, which must be performed in the order given:
• Image Transfer: This tool corrects for uneven toner and color shift by creating an
Image Transfer Adjustment to the Bias Transfer Roll in the printer. The adjustment
is created and saved for specific stocks and can be selected for any tray when printing
on those stocks. Perform the Image Transfer Adjustment before performing any
other image adjustment.
• Alignment: The Alignment procedure generates an individual alignment profile for
each stock/tray combination selected when performing the procedure. These profiles,
ot Types, ensure that images are placed correctly on the media. You can create a
maximum of 50 Types for use across all input trays. You can assign a different Type
to each of the input trays, if desired. The assigned Type is then automatically applied
each time the associated tray is used, ensuring optimal print quality. Perform
Alignment Adjustment after you have completed the Image Transfer Adjustment.
• Density Uniformity: The Density Uniformity procedure adjusts print engine tables
to ensure that ink is deposited uniformly and consistently across the entire surface
of a page for each print. Perform the Density Uniformity Adjustment after you have
completed the Image Transfer and Alignment Adjustments. Unlike Auto Alignment
Adjustment, the profile you select applies to all input trays.
These are the three sets of steps that are performed when calibrating the printer with
the SIQA tools:
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Print the SIQA targets.
Scan the targets using either the Document Feeder or the Platen Glass.
Save the adjustment data to a file on the printer providing the file with a unique
name.
The adjustment profile is then complete and can be selected by users for print runs, as
needed.
Accessing the SIQA Tools
To access the SIQA tools:
1. Log in as a System Administrator.
a) At the printer Control Panel, press the Login/Logout button.
b) Type admin and touch Next.
c) Type the Administrator passcode and touch Enter.
The default passcode is 1111.
2. Press the Machine Status button on the control panel.
3. Touch the Tools tab.
4. In the Features column, scroll down and touch Maintenance.
5. Touch the down arrow to access the SIQA tools on the next screen.
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Image Orientation Definitions
Inboard and outboard are as follows:
• On the machine, inboard refers to the rear of the machine (the side farthest from
you as you are using the machine) and outboard refers to the front (the side nearest
you).
• On the printed output, as you hold the sheet with the top facing up, inboard refers
to the left side of the sheet and outboard refers to the right side. The short black line
indicates the top of the sheet.
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Image Transfer Adjustment
Image Transfer Adjustment Overview
The purpose of the Image Transfer Adjustment is to correct for mottle (uneven toner
coverage) and color shift (inconsistent color). These image quality issues may occur on
heavy-weight stocks. The Image Transfer Adjustment applies only to the paper type
selected during the procedure. You must perform this adjustment for each paper type
loaded in the printer.
Adjust Image Transfer
The Image Transfer Adjustment applies only to the paper type selected during the
procedure. You must perform this adjustment for each paper type loaded in the printer.
Follow these steps to perform a Simple Image Quality Adjustment (SIQA) for image
transfer:
1. Log-in as a System Administrator and access the SIQA tools screen. Refer to Accessing
the SIQA Tools.
2. Touch Adjust Image Transfer.
3. Touch Paper Type, and choose a paper type from the list.
4. Touch Close.
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5. Load the selected paper type into Tray 5 (bypass).
Acceptable paper sizes:
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11 x 17 in.
8.5 x 11 in.
A3
A4
SRA3
Touch Print Sample.
Select a paper size.
Select 1 Sided or 2 Sided for the calibration chart.
Press the Start button on the control panel to print the calibration chart.
10. Touch Confirm.
11. Touch Close.
12. Touch Scan Calibration Chart.
Note
If you printed a 2-sided sample, scan both sides.
13. Follow the instructions on the control panel touch screen to complete the calibration.
14. Touch Confirm to exit the scan.
15. View the adjustment numbers for Side 1 and Side 2.
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16. Touch Adjust to complete and save the calibration.
17. Touch Close twice to exit the SIQA tool.
18. To log out of Admin mode, select the Admin icon on the top right of the screen and
touch Logout.
Adjust Image Transfer Manually
If you are not satisfied with the results achieved after completing the Image Transfer
Adjustment procedure, you may run the calibration again using a different row of squares
on the calibration chart. You may also change the adjustment values directly.
Adjust Image Transfer screen showing machine-chosen values for Side 1 and Side
2 after calibration
1. Select the row of transfer samples that you wish to use for the calibration.
Note
The key to choosing the best row of samples is to select a row with the fewest white
spots in each square.
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2. Enter the number that represents the desired sample row, which is indicated next to
the row on the side of the sheet.
Using the image above as an example, you would enter 1 for Side 1 and 5 for Side
2.
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Touch Adjust to save the values for image adjustment.
Touch Close twice to exit the SIQA tool.
Touch Close.
To log out of Admin mode, select the Admin icon on the top right of the screen and
touch Logout.
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Assigning the Image Transfer to Media
One an Image Transfer is created and saved, you can assign it to any tray that is feeding
the stock for which you created the adjustment. Follow these steps to assign the
adjustment:
1. Open and close the paper tray with the media requiring the Image Transfer settings.
The Tray Properties window opens on the Touch Screen.
2. Touch Change Settings.
3. Select Paper Type & Paper Weight.
4. Scroll down until you see the name of the Image Transfer Adjustment that you
created and want to apply. Select this name.
5. Touch Save.
6. Touch Save two more times to save the assignment and exit the screens.
The selected Image Transfer Adjustment will now appear on the Control Panel display
for the Paper Tray that you assigned.
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Auto Alignment Adjustment
Auto Alignment Adjustment Overview
The Auto Alignment procedure generates an individual alignment profile, or Type, for
each stock/tray combination selected when performing the procedure. These Types
ensure that images are placed correctly on the media. You can create up to 50 Types.
Each time a stock is used, the Type associated with the stock/tray will be used
automatically, ensuring optimal print quality.
Printing the SIQA Targets
Before using the Auto Alignment Adjustment procedure you must print the calibration
chart and a duplex copy of the SIQA Black Paper image file. The calibration chart is
printed directly from the printer control panel touch screen. The Black Paper image files
are located on the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM or you may download them from
www.xerox.com/support. under the Color C60/C70 Printer documentation. Use the Black
Paper file that corresponds to the paper size used in your region:
• 11 x 17 in.: SIQA Black Paper for Adjustment-Tabloid.pdf
• A3: SIQA Black Paper for Adjustment-A3.pdf
Printing the SIQA Black Paper Image File
Before using the Auto Alignment Adjustment procedure you must print a duplex copy
of the SIQA Black Paper image file that corresponds to the paper size used in your region.
The files are located on the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM or you may download them from
www.xerox.com/support. under the Color C60/C70 Printer documentation.
• 11 x 17 in.: SIQA Black Paper for Adjustment-Tabloid.pdf
• A3: SIQA Black Paper for Adjustment-A3.pdf
The Black Paper is needed when creating profiles for media over 220gsm and/or larger
than 11x17/A3.
1. Open the PDF file that corresponds to the paper size used in your region.
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2. Using duplex mode, print the image onto A3 or tabloid (11”x17”) paper with a media
weight of 105 gsm or 163 gsm.
The printed output appears as follows:
The weight (gsm) is not important, but a higher gsm will result in a longer sheet life.
Once it is printed, you can re-use it and do not have to print it again until it gets worn
down with use.
Continue to Printing the Calibration Chart.
Printing the Calibration Chart
1. Log-in as a System Administrator and access the SIQA tools screen. Refer to Accessing
the SIQA Tools.
2. Touch Alignment Adjustment.
3. Touch Auto Alignment Adjustment.
4. Touch Print Calibration Chart.
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5. Select a paper tray with 11 x 17 in. or A3 size paper.
6. Set the value for Coverage 1 and Coverage 2 to 1.
7. Touch Print to print the calibration chart.
8. Touch Confirm.
9. Collect the printed targets from the output area of the printer.
Continue to Document Feeder Precision Scan Adjustment.
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Document Feeder Precision Scan
Adjustment
Touch Document Feeder Scan Precision Adjustment.
Continue to Scanning the Targets.
Scanning the Targets
After collecting the printed targets from the printer output area, you must review them
and choose which scanning option is the best to use for scanning the targets: the
Document Feeder or the Document Glass
• Document Glass: Select this option for a target media size of 11 x 17 in. / A3 or
smaller and less than 220 gsm.
• Document Feeder: Select this option for a target media size of larger than 11 x 17
in. / A3 and more than 220 gsm.
Note
The Document Feeder provides a faster and easier scan process; however, the Document
Glass is more accurate. The accuracy of the Document Feeder is within 0.2 mm, while
the accuracy of the Platen Glass is within 0.1 mm.
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Scanning the Targets with the Document Feeder (DADF)
1. Touch Document Feeder Scan Precision Adjustment.
2. Place all of the target sheets in the Document Feeder. The orientation of a target
sheet is not important when using the DADF.
3. Touch Scan Chart with Document Feeder.
4. Select Scan.
5. After the scanning completes, select Start.
6. To continue, go to Saving the Profile.
Scanning the Targets with the Platen Glass
1. Select the Scan Chart with Document Glass button on the UI.
In the next steps, you will scan the Calibration Chart 4 times; 2 times per side. For
each scan you will reposition the chart.
For each scan do not place the target against the registration edge, but leave at least
20 mm to the edge of the glass. Also make sure the target is not skewed more than
15 degrees:
2. Open the cover of the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). Notice that the Control
Panel now displays the Auto Alignment Adjustment screen. The instructions on this
screen will assist you in performing the next several steps. Notice that the bottom
right of the screen displays: Scan Page(s): 0.
The next series of steps will be performed 4 times; twice for each side of the Alignment
Adjustment Calibration Chart that you printed.
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3. To position the Calibration Chart and the Background Plate onto the glass, perform
the following:
a) Place the Background Plate on the document glass and align it to the rear left
corner, as shown on the UI.
The all-black side of the document should be placed face down on the document
glass. The side of the document with the instructional icons should face up. Note
that these icons are identical to those displayed on the UI.
b) Select one of the five Calibration Charts that you printed.
c) Inspect the Calibration Chart to find the side of the document that contains a
single black square printed in the left-hand margin.
d) Orient the document so that this single black square is in the lower left-hand
quadrant of the page as you hold the document.
e) Slide the chart under the Background Plate that you previously placed on the
document glass.
Tip
It is important to preserve a black margin around the Alignment Adjustment
Calibration Chart.
f) Align the chart laterally (left to right) so that it is at least 20 mm to the right of
the left-hand edge of the glass, and not skewed more than 15 degrees.
g) Align the chart vertically (forward and back) so that the horizontal line is just
above the black square and aligned with the bottom edge of the Background
Plate.
4. Close the document cover and select Scan.
This will generate a scanned image that is stored on the press for later use. While the
scan is in progress, the UI displays a status screen.
The Auto Alignment Adjustment screen displays again when the scan is complete.
Notice that the bottom left of the UI displays: Scan Page(s): 1, indicating that one
scan is complete.
5. Slide the Alignment Adjustment Calibration Chart out from under the Background
Plate and rotate it 180 degrees.
Notice that the lower left-hand quadrant of the document now contains two black
squares in the margin.
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6. Reposition the chart under the Background Plate as you did in Step 3, except that 2
black squares should be showing.
7. Close the document cover and select Scan.
Notice that the bottom left of the screen displays: Scan Page(s): 2, indicating that
two scans are complete.
8. Slide the Alignment Adjustment Calibration Chart out from under the Background
Plate and flip it over.
Notice that the lower left-hand quadrant of the document now contains one gray
square in the margin. Reposition the chart under the Background Plate as you did in
Step 3, except that one gray square should be showing.
9. Close the document cover and touch Scan.
10. Notice that the bottom left of the screen displays: Scan Page(s): 3, indicating that
three scans are complete.
11. Slide the Alignment Adjustment Calibration Chart out from under the Background
Plate and rotate it clockwise 180 degrees. Notice that the lower left-hand quadrant
of the document now contains two gray squares in the margin. Reposition the chart
under the Background Plate as you did in Step 3, except that two gray square should
be showing.
12. Close the document cover and select Scan.
Notice that the bottom left of the screen displays: Scan Page(s): 4, indicating that
four scans are complete. Note also that the Start button is now visible.
13. Select Start.
14. Remove the chart and black background sheet from the scanner.
15. Select Confirm.
This completes the scanning of the Alignment Adjustment Calibration Chart. To
continue, go to Saving the Profile.
Saving the Profile
1. Choose one of the following:
• If the Document Feeder was used, select the line shown next to the blue checkmark
on the UI.
• If Document Glass was used, select an Available line (for example Type 1, as
shown). This will be the location for the saved adjustments.
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2. Select Change Settings.
The profile opens for you to enter information.
3. Select the Name line.
4. Select Change Settings.
5. Using the UI keyboard, enter a profile name, so that users can select the profile for
print jobs. Name the profile with the tray number, paper size, and weight. For example,
tray 2_11x17_90 gsm.
6. Select Save.
7. To see the results of the adjustment, select Sample Printout.
8. For 2 Sided Printing, select 1 Sided if the profile was build for only one side, or 2
Sided if the profile was built for both sides of the paper.
9. Press the green Start button on the Control Panel.
10. Press Confirm when the printing is complete.
11. Examine the print that was made using the new Adjustment Alignment Profile that
you created. If you are satisfy with the results, touch Close and then Save. If you are
not satisfied, touch Close and then Cancel. Restart the procedure at Step 1.
12. Select Close until the main Tools screen displays.
13. Log out of Admin mode by selecting the Admin icon on the top right of the screen,
and touching Logout.
Using the Profile
The new profile is automatically assigned to the tray selected when performing the
procedure. When a user selects this tray for a job, the profile will always be used unless
the operator changes the setting.
To which profile a tray is using, or instruct the press to use no profile, use this procedure:
1. Open and close the tray to be used for the printing. Load the paper if needed. The
tray properties window opens on the Touch Screen.
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Select Change Settings.
Touch Alignment Adjustment.
Select a new profile to use, or select Default Value to not use a created profile.
Touch Save.
Touch Save.
Touch Confirm.
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Density Uniformity
Adjustment
The purpose of this adjustment is to correct inboard-to-outboard density uniformity.
This means the thickness of the toner across the page from one side of the paper to the
other. At the press, you will print two Density Uniformity Adjustment targets and then
scan them. One target consists of CMYK colors and the other is made up of RGB colors.
Performing Density Uniformity
Adjustment
Follow these steps to perform a Simple Image Quality Adjustment (SIQA) for density
uniformity:
1. At the Press User Interface (UI), select the Login/Logout button.
2. Enter the system administrator Login ID with the numeric keypad, and select Enter.
The default Login ID value is admin, and the default password is 1111.
Note
By default, the password prompt is not enabled.
3. Select the Machine Status button on the UI.
4. Touch the Tools tab.
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5. From the main Tools screen, select Setup & Adjustment > Density Uniformity
Adjustment.
It is also accessed by selecting System Settings > Common Service Settings >
Maintenance > Density Uniformity Adjustment.
6. Select Semi-Auto Process Using Scanner
7. Select Print Calibration Chart.
8. Select Paper Supply and select the Paper Supply tray and paper for the procedure.
Select the type of stock that you most commonly use, and use a paper of this type
with the widest width side-to-side.
9. Select the Save button.
10. Select Print.Two charts now print, one with CMYK colors and one with RGB colors.
11. Select Confirm when the printing is complete.
12. Select Scan Calibration Chart.
13. Place the CMYK calibration chart onto the Platen Glass. The CMYK chart can be
recognized by the yellow color on the chart. Place the top of the chart against the
top side of the glass as shown on the UI. Follow the directions that display on the
UI. Make sure that you cover the charts with 4 or5 blank white sheets to avoid
unwanted see through.
14. When the chart and blank sheets are in place, lower the cover and select Scan.
15. When scanning is complete, remove the CMYK calibration chart and place the RGB
chart onto the Platen Glass, following the directions that display on the Touch Screen.
Make sure that you cover the charts with 4 or5 blank white sheets to avoid unwanted
see through.
16. When the chart and blank sheets are in place, lower the cover and select Scan.
17. When scanning is complete, select Start. The adjustments are now calculated.
18. When adjustments are complete, select Confirm.
19. You can now see the results of the adjustment procedure. To do this:
a) On the UI window currently open, under Paper Supply, select the tray for which
you created the adjustment.
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b) Select Sample Printout.
c) Select Confirm after the sample prints.
d) Examine the prints, if you are satisfy with the results, select Save. If not satisfied,
touch Cancel and repeat the procedure from the beginning.
20. Select Close until the main Tools screen displays.
21. Log out of Admin mode by selecting the Admin icon on the top right of the screen,
and selecting Logout.
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