Digital Film Imager

Digital Film Imager

2-560-505-11 (1)

Digital Film Imager

Instructions for Use

UP-D72XR

© 2004 Sony Corporation

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Owner's Record

The model and serial numbers are located at the rear.

Record these numbers in the space provided below.

Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your

Sony dealer regarding this product.

Model No. ____________________

Serial No. ____________________

WARNING

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.

For the customers in Canada

This unit has been certified according to Standard CSA

C22.2 NO.60601.1.

For the customers in the U.S.A and

Canada

Model UP-D72XR is Non-Patient Equipment.

This unit can not be used in the vicinity of patients.

* Patient Vicinity

R1.83m

(6 feet)

This symbol indicates the equipotential terminal which brings the various parts of a system to the same potential.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

For the customers in the U.S.A.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to

Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

The shielded interface cable recommended in this manual must be used with this equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to

Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.

Important safeguards/notices for use in the medical environments

1. All the equipments connected to this unit shall be certified according to Standard IEC60601-1,

IEC60950, IEC60065 or other IEC/ISO Standards applicable to the equipments.

2. When this unit is used together with other equipment in the patient area*, the equipment shall be either powered by an isolation transformer or connected via an additional protective earth terminal to system ground unless it is certified according to Standard

IEC60601-1.

* Patient Area

R1.5m

3. The leakage current could increase when connected to other equipment.

4. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, it may cause interference to other equipment. If this unit causes interference (which can be determined by unplugging the power cord from the unit), try these measures: Relocate the unit with respect to the susceptible equipment. Plug this unit and the susceptible equipment into different branch circuit.

Consult your dealer. (According to standard

EN60601-1-2 and CISPR11, Class B, Group 1)

Caution

When you dispose of the unit or accessories, you must obey the law in the relative area or country and the regulation in the relative hospital.

Warning on power connection

Use a proper power cord for your local power supply.

1. Use the approved Power Cord (3-core mains lead) /

Appliance Connector / Plug with earthing-contacts that conforms to the safety regulations of each country if applicable.

2. Use the Power Cord (3-core mains lead) / Appliance

Connector /Plug conforming to the proper ratings

(Voltage, Ampere).

If you have questions on the use of the above Power

Cord/Appliance Connector/Plug, please consult a qualified service personnel.

Warning on power connection for medical use

Please use the following power supply cord.

With connectors (plug or female) and cord types other than those indicated in this table, use the power supply cord that is approved for use in your area.

Plug Type

Female end

Cord type

United States

HOSPITAL GRADE*

E62405, E35708

E159216, E35496

Min.Type SJT

Min.18 AWG

Canada

HOSPITAL GRADE*

LR53182, LL022442,

LL088408

LL112007-1, LL20262,

LL32121, LL84494

Min.Type SJT

Min.18AWG

10A/125V Minimum cord set rating

Safety approval

10A/125V

UL Listed CSA

*Note: Grounding reliability can only be achieved when the equipment is connected to an equivalent receptacle marked ‘Hospital Only’ or ‘Hospital Grade’.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Features .................................................................. 5

Location and Function of Parts and Controls .... 5

Front ................................................................... 5

Rear .................................................................... 6

Preparation

Supplied Accessories ............................................. 7

Connections ............................................................ 8

Operation

Loading Paper ....................................................... 9

Recommended Paper .......................................... 9

Loading Paper .................................................... 9

Printing ................................................................. 11

Setting the Print Quantity .................................. 12

Menu Operation .................................................. 13

Adjusting Printout Quality ............................... 13

Setting the Margin Print Option ....................... 14

Setting the Mirror Print Mode .......................... 15

Miscellaneous

Precautions ........................................................... 16

Safety ............................................................... 16

Installation ........................................................ 16

Condensation .................................................... 16

Transporting the Printer ................................... 16

Cleaning ........................................................... 16

Specifications ....................................................... 19

Messages ............................................................... 20

Error Messages ................................................. 20

Other Messages ................................................ 20

Troubleshooting ................................................... 21

If Damage is Suspected .................................... 21

If the Paper Jams .............................................. 21

Index ..................................................................... 23

Introduction

Features

The Sony UP-D72XR Digital Film Imager is a thermal printer designed to reproduce images transferred from the computer via the high-speed interface on a thermal film or thermal paper.

You can print out image data with high picture quality, in high resolution (300dpi) and 512 shades of gray color at high speed (about 40 seconds).

Location and Function of Parts and Controls

For details, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses.

Front

A Printer window display (11, 12, 13, 14, 17)

Displays status messages. When setting the print quantity, the PRINT QTY (print quantity setting) menu is displayed. For menu-based operations, the

GRAPHICS (printout adjust) menu, MARGIN

PRINT (margin print setting) menu or MIRROR menu is displayed here.

Also, you can clean the thermal head following the instruction message displayed here.

If an error occurs, a corresponding error message is displayed.

B ALARM indicator (20)

Lights in orange when the print paper has been used up, the paper jams, or another problem occurs.

C PRINT QTY (print quantity setting) button (12)

Press this button to display or close the print quantity setting menu in the printer window display.

D MENU button (13, 14, 17)

Press this button to display or close the

GRAPHICS, MARGIN PRINT or MIRROR menu.

Also, press this button when cleaning the thermal head.

Features / Location and Function of Parts and Controls

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E G, g, F, f (Cursor control) buttons (12, 13, 14,

17)

Use these buttons to increase or decrease a value or level shown on the menu, or to scroll up and down through a menu.

F EXEC button (11, 17)

Press this button to carry out cleaning or cancel the error status after solving the problem.

G

PRINT button (11)

Press this button to print the image data stored in the memory of the printer again.

H ! POWER switch (11, 17)

Press to turn the printer on or off.

I EJECT TRAY button (9, 21)

Press this button to eject the paper tray.

J Paper output slot (9, 21)

Printed pages (or printouts) are ejected here.

K Paper tray (9, 21)

Load paper or film into this tray. Also, ejected printed pages are accumulated on the cover of this tray.

L Remaining paper confirmation window

You can confirm the amount of paper remaining in the paper tray here.

M Maintenance door (17)

Open this door when cleaning the thermal head.

Rear

A PARALLEL DATA (IEEE1284) connector

(Amphenol 36-pin) (8)

Used to connect a computer and so on via the parallel interface, using the parallel interface cable.

(not supplied)

B Special connector

Currently, this connector is not used. It is reserved for future use.

C Cable stopper

Fixes the interface cable to prevent it from being disconnected.

D Fan cover (18)

Ventilation holes are located under this fan cover which is provided to prevent the printer from overheating.

E

Equipotential ground terminal

Used to connect to the equipotential plug to bring the various parts of a system to the same potential.

See “Important safeguards/notices for use in the medical environments” on page 2.

F - AC IN connector (8)

Used to connect the unit to a wall outlet, using the

AC power cord.

Refer to “Warning on power connection” on page 3 and “Warning on power connection for medical use” on page 3.

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Location and Function of Parts and Controls

Preparation

Supplied Accessories

This printer is packed together with the following accessories. Check that nothing is missing from your package.

Paper tray (1)

To attach the tray guide cover to the printer

Insert the tray guide cover to the slits until it stops.

Slits

Tray guide cover (1)

Warranty card (1) (for the customers in the U.S.A. and

Canada only)

CD-ROM (1)

Thermal head cleaning kit (1)

Cleaning sheets (2)

AC power cord (1) a)

Floppy disk (1) b)

Connecting cable (1) c)

Operation Guide (1) a) When you use the printer in the U.S.A. or Canada, use the

AC power cord supplied. When you use the printer in a country other than the U.S.A. or Canada, use the proper

AC power cord for your local power system.

b) Keep this floppy disk, since it is required when repairing.

c) This connecting cable is to be used for the special connector which is reserved for future use.

Note

Retain the original carton and packing materials in case you have to transport this unit in the future.

Supplied Accessories

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Connections

The printer can connect to a computer and so on via the parallel (IEEE 1284) interface.

Notes

• Connect the AC power cord last.

• When you use the printer in the U.S.A. or Canada, use the AC power cord supplied. When you use the printer in a country other than the U.S.A. or Canada, use the proper AC power cord for your local power system.

• Before connecting the AC power cord, make sure to turn off the power switches on your computer and any peripheral equipment.

• Be sure to connect one printer to one computer. Do not connect two computers to one printer.

• Do not connect the computer to both the PARALLEL

DATA connector and the special connector of the printer at the same time.

• Grasp the connector at the end of the cable, and firmly insert it into the socket.

• The parallel data cable should be less than 3 meters long and should conform to the IEEE1284 specifications for printer cables.

• Cable connection requirements vary depending on computers and peripherals. For the details of your installation, please refer to the manuals for your computer and peripherals.

to -AC IN

AC power cord to wall outlet to PARALLEL DATA

Parallel data cable

(shielded type)

Computer

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Connections

Operation

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Push the EJECT TRAY button on the front panel.

The paper tray is ejected.

Loading Paper

Recommended Paper

The following printing packs are made especially for the

UP-D72XR.

In this manual, “paper” is used for information on both the blue thermal film printing pack and thermal paper printing pack. Whenever they must be discriminated, this manual clearly describes the differences.

• UPT-735BL Blue Thermal Film printing pack

Contains blue thermal transparent film.

100 sheets of 8 × 10 inches size film

• UPP-725 Thermal Paper printing pack

Contains thermal paper.

100 sheets of 8 × 10 inches size paper

Be sure to use paper made expressly for the UP-D72XR.

If you use other paper, the quality of the printout cannot be guaranteed. Use of another type of paper may also cause malfunction of the printer.

Loading Paper

Follow the steps below to load the print paper.

When you use the printer for the first time, start from step 2.

Notes

• When loading paper on the paper tray, do not turn off the power. If you turn off the power, the image data stored in the memory will be lost.

• When handling the paper, do not touch the printing surface. Dust, finger prints, or sweat are likely to cause unsatisfactory printing.

Push the EJECT TRAY button.

2

Open the paper tray cover by putting your fingers in the grooves on both sides of the paper tray, and pulling it upward in the direction of the arrow.

Note

If the old printing surface protection sheet remains in the paper tray, remove it.

3

Place the paper in the paper tray so that the printing surface faces down, with the printing surface protection sheet on the bottom.

When loading UPT-735BL Blue Thermal

Film

Blue thermal film: place the film sheets in the paper tray with the printing surface facing down.

Squared-off corner

Printing surface protection sheet

Front

Loading Paper

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When loading UPP-725 Thermal Paper

Thermal paper: place the sheets in the paper tray with the printing surface facing down.

• Do not stack paper on or under a freshly developed diazo copy sheet as this could cause the film to turn black.

• Use the original package for storing unused paper.

Printing surface protection sheet

Front

Notes

• The paper tray holds up to 100 sheets of paper. If you exceed this limit, paper jams may occur.

• Do not mix paper of different types.

• When adding paper to the paper tray, remove the printing surface protection sheet of the new paper and place the new paper on the top of the paper already in the paper tray.

• Load the paper so that it lays flat in the paper tray.

If the paper is curled, it will overflow the paper tray and the printing position may shift. If this happens, load fewer sheets in the paper tray.

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Close the tray cover and slide the paper tray into the printer until it clicks into place.

Notes on storing the paper

• Do not leave the paper in direct sunlight or bright room light. Store in a dark area at low temperature

(30°C (80°F) or lower) and low humidity. We recommend storing the paper in a polypropylene pouch in a cabinet.

• Do not allow any volatile organic solvent such as alcohol to come in contact with the paper. Be careful when storing the paper.

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Loading Paper

Printing

Before printing

• Ensure that the printer is properly connected to the

computer (page 8).

• Ensure that the paper is properly loaded in the paper

tray (page 9).

Printer window display

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While the printer is receiving image data from the computer, the following message appears:

The data is stored in the memory of the printer.

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The stored image data is printed as soon as the print command is entered from the computer or the PRINT button of the printer is pressed.

Indicates that the printer is printing.

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It takes about 40 seconds for a printout to emerge from the paper outlet. Once printing has been completed, the printer returns to standby status.

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Turn on the power of the printer and computer.

After a few seconds, the printer window display should appear as shown here. When READY is displayed, the printer is ready to print.

The display changes according to the printing pack currently loaded in the tray.

PAPER: when the UPP-

725 Thermal Paper printing pack is loaded.

FILM: when the UPT-

735BL Blue Thermal Film printing pack is loaded.

Print quantity

Note

Do not turn the computer on or off while it is accessing a hard or other disk.

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Send the image data from the computer and so on to the printer, then enter the print command or press the PRINT button of the printer.

Notes

• While printing, do not remove the paper tray pressing the EJECT TRAY button or do not open the maintenance door.

• Do not pull the paper out until the printer finishes printing.

• To prevent paper jamming, do not allow more than 10 printouts to remain on the paper cover.

To reprint an image

Execute the print operation using the print menu of the computer again or press the PRINT button of the printer.

The image data stored in the memory is printed again.

When one of the following messages,

“REMOVE FILM AND PUSH [EXEC]”, “REMOVE

PAPER AND PUSH [EXEC]”, or “PLEASE

CLEAN” appears:

If you place the paper or film in the paper tray with its printing surface facing up, REMOVE FILM AND

PUSH [EXEC] appears when the blue thermal film is used, and “REMOVE PAPER AND PUSH [EXEC] appears when the thermal paper is used.

In such a case, remove the paper and then re-load it correctly, and then push the EXEC button. The message disappears. When the image is printed on the wrong side of the paper, it is recommended that you clean the

Printing

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thermal head with the thermal head cleaning kit

(supplied).

Also, “PLEASE CLEAN” appears whenever the number of printed sheets reaches 500 sheets. Clean the thermal head.

For detailed information on how to clean the thermal

head, see “Cleaning the thermal head” on page 16.

If the printer does not print

The printer will fail to print in the following cases:

• An error message is displayed in the printer window

display. Take remedies according to “Messages” on page 20.

• When the printer is turned off, transferred image is erased from memory, so there is nothing to print. Send the image data to the printer again to print it.

Notes on storing your printouts

• Do not leave the printouts in direct sunlight or bright room light. Store in a dark area at low temperature

(30°C (80°F) or lower) and low humidity. We recommend storing the printouts in a polypropylene pouch in a cabinet.

• Do not allow any volatile organic solvent such as alcohol to come in contact with the printouts.

Adhesion to cellophane tape or PVC will cause fading of the printout. Be careful when storing the printouts.

• Do not stack the printouts on or under a freshly developed diazo copy sheet as this could cause the film to turn black.

Setting the Print

Quantity

You can set a print quantity value of up to 10 copies before or during printing.

1, 2 3

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Press the PRINT QTY button.

The print quantity setting menu is displayed in the printer window display.

The display changes according to the printing pack currently loaded in the tray.

PAPER: when the UPP-725 Thermal Paper printing pack is loaded.

FILM: when the UPT-735BL Blue Thermal Film printing pack is loaded.

2

Set the quantity by pressing the

G or g button.

G: The number decreases.

g: The number increases.

When you keep the button pressed, the number changes quickly.

This number changes.

3

To exit from the print quantity setting menu, press the PRINT QTY button again.

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Setting the Print Quantity

The printer window display returns to standby status and you can print the number of copies based on the new setting.

New setting

When the printer runs out of paper during printing

Load more paper in the paper tray and press the PRINT button. The printer prints the remaining copies.

Notes

• When you turn off the power, the print quantity setting is reset to 1.

• The “QTY” value in the printer window display decreases each time one printout comes out to indicate the remaining copies to be printed.

Menu Operation

You can set the following items using the relevant menu:

• Adjusting printout quality

• Setting the margin print option

• Setting the mirror function

Besides the above menus, there is a cleaning menu. For

detailed information on this menu, see “Cleaning the thermal head” on page 16.

Notes

• The next printout will be printed with the values most recently set. You cannot adjust the setting during printing. Once you have adjusted and stored the settings, the printer operates according to those settings until their values are modified.

• If you do not press any button for approximately 15 seconds after pressing the MENU button, the printer is automatically reset to standby status.

Adjusting Printout Quality

You can adjust the picture quality of a printout with the

MENU button before printing.

1, 4 2, 3

1

Press the MENU button.

2

Display the GRAPHICS menu by pressing the F or f button, then press the g button.

The printer enters the printout adjustment mode.

The first item of the printout adjustment menu

(DARK) appears in the printer window display. The default or preset level is shown both as a value and graphically.

Default level (or preset level)

Menu Operation

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Perform the desired adjustment.

1

Select the item to be adjusted by using the F or f button.

F: Scrolls up to the previous item.

f: Scrolls down to the next item.

2

Adjust the level by pressing the G or g button.

You can adjust the level of the tone for DARK and LIGHT and GAMMA ADJ of the half tone between –32 to +32. The center of the graph and the value 0 is the standard level.

g: Increases the level (up to +32).

G: Decreases the level (down to –32).

The SHARPNESS can be adjusted among 4 levels: NONE /LOW/MIDDLE/HIGH.

Adjustment item

Tone

Adjustment

Sharpness

Half tone

DARK

LIGHT

Adjust the dark areas of the images

Adjust the light areas of the images

SHARPNESS Adjust the sharpness of the outlines of the image.

GAMMA

ADJ

Adjust the density of the half tones.

Example: To set the level of DARK to 12

Press the g button twelve times.

The value changes.

Setting the Margin Print Option

You can set whether the right and left margins of the printout are to be printed or not.

1, 5 2, 3, 4

1

Press the MENU button.

2

Display the MARGIN PRINT menu on the printer window display by pressing the

F or f button, then press the g button.

The MARGIN PRINT menu appears.

The printer enters the margin print setting mode.

3

Select the desired setting by using the

F or f button.

This is displayed when ON is selected.

Position < > over the desired setting by pressing the F or f button. The setting which is not selected is displayed in small letters.

Moves to the level 12 position.

4

Press the MENU button again to exit from the printout adjust menu.

The printer returns to standby status.

Desired margin print option Select

To print the margin.

To leave the margin blank (i.e., unprinted).

ON

OFF

If you select ON, go onto step 4. If you select OFF, skip to step 5.

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Menu Operation

4

Set the print density of the margin by pressing the

G or g button.

Display the desired print density of the margin print area by pressing the G or g button.

You can set the print density to any of 256 steps from 00 to FF.

G: The print density becomes lighter (up to 00).

g: The print density becomes darker (up to FF).

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To exit from the margin print setting mode, press the MENU button again.

The printer returns to standby status.

Setting the Mirror Print Mode

You can print image data transferred from the computer in right or left reverse (mirror) mode.

1, 4 2, 3

Print mode

To print the image in mirror mode.

To print the image in the normal direction.

Select

ON

OFF

4

To exit from the mirror print setting mode, press the

MENU button again.

The printer returns to standby status.

1

Press the MENU button.

2

Display the MIRROR menu on the printer window display by pressing the

F or f button, then press the g button.

The MIRROR menu appears.

The printer enters the mirror print setting mode.

3

Select the desired setting by using the

F or f button.

Position < > over the desired setting by pressing the F or f button. The setting which is selected is displayed in capital letters.

Menu Operation

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Miscellaneous

Precautions

Safety

• Operate the printer using the power source specified in

“Specifications” on page 19.

• Be careful not to damage the AC power cord by placing or dropping heavy objects on it; it is dangerous to use the unit with a damaged AC power cord.

• If you do not intend to use the unit for a long time, disconnect the AC power cord.

• Unplug the AC power cord by grasping the plug, not the cable itself.

• Do not disassemble the unit.

• Do not remove the cover. There is a danger of electric shock from the internal parts.

• Be careful not to spill water or other liquids on the unit, or to allow combustible or metallic material to enter the cabinet. If used with foreign matter in the cabinet, the unit is liable to fail, or present a risk of fire or electric shock.

• If the unit malfunctions or if a foreign body falls into the cabinet, disconnect the power immediately and consult your dealer.

Installation

• Avoid placing the unit in a location subject to:

– mechanical vibration

– high humidity

– excessive dust

– direct or excessive sunlight

– extremely high or low temperatures

• Ventilation holes are provided to prevent the unit from overheating. Be careful not to obstruct them with other units or by covering the unit with a cloth etc.

Condensation

• If the printer is subjected to wide and sudden changes in temperature, such as when it is moved from a cold room to a warm room or when it is left in a room with a heater that tends to produce large amounts of moisture, condensation may form inside the printer. In such cases the printer will probably not work properly, and may even develop a fault if you persist in using it.

If moisture condensation forms, turn off the power and allow the printer to stand for at least one hour.

• If the paper is subjected to wide and sudden changes in temperature, condensation may form on the paper in the paper tray. This will cause the printer to malfunction. Also, if the paper is used in this state, spots are likely to appear on the printout.

• To store a half-used package of paper, replace the paper in its original packing and reseal the package. If possible, before using sealed paper, place it, in its sealed package, in a warm room for several hours.

Doing so prevents condensation from forming when the paper is removed from its package.

Transporting the Printer

Before transporting the printer, remove the supplied accessories and then put them back into their original packing. Transporting the printer with the supplied accessories still installed may cause malfunctions.

Cleaning

Cleaning the cabinet

Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft dry cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzine, which may damage the finish.

Note

Be sure to turn off the power of the printer before cleaning it.

Cleaning the thermal head

Clean the thermal head and roller in the following situations using the head cleaning sheet (supplied) and roller cleaning sheet (supplied):

• When a vertical white stripe or a scratch appears on the printout

If white stripes still appear even though you have cleaned the thermal head and roller with the cleaning sheets, clean the thermal head using the thermal head cleaning kit (supplied).

• When the message “PLEASE CLEAN” appears

To clean the thermal head and roller

Proceed as follows to clean the thermal head and roller with the head cleaning sheet and roller cleaning sheet

(supplied).

1

Remove the paper tray from the printer, and then remove the paper from the paper tray.

2

Place the head cleaning sheet in the paper tray, and insert the paper tray in the printer.

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Precautions

Note

Place the head cleaning sheet in the paper tray according to the instruction described on the head cleaning sheet.

Head cleaning sheet

(Place this side up when loading.)

Hole

6

Remove the paper tray again. Remove the head cleaning sheet and place the roller cleaning sheet in the paper tray, and re-insert the paper tray.

Roller cleaning sheet

(Place this side up when loading.)

Hole

Paper fed direction Paper tray

3

Press the MENU button.

4

Display the CLEANING item on the printer window display by pressing the F or f button.

5

Press the EXEC button.

Cleaning is started. When cleaning has been completed, the head cleaning sheet is ejected.

The printer returns to standby status.

Paper fed direction Paper tray

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Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 to clean the roller.

8

Remove the roller cleaning sheet. Re-load the paper removed in step 1 and re-insert the paper tray.

To clean the thermal head

If the printout quality deteriorates, for example, when white strips still appear on the printouts, even after you have cleaned the thermal head and roller using the cleaning sheets, you should clean the thermal head using the thermal head cleaning kit (supplied).

For detailed information on how to use the thermal head cleaning kit, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the thermal head cleaning kit.

1

Press the G, g, and EXEC buttons simultaneously.

The thermal head is released.

2

Press the POWER switch to turn off the printer.

3

Remove the screw from the maintenance door located on the left side panel and open the door.

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4

Insert the cleaning tip holder until it stops, then pull it toward you until the open window on the holder fully appears.

Open window respectively. Then remove the fan cover with the filter.

Insert and pull out the holder about three times.

5

Remove the cleaning tip holder and close the maintenance door.

6

Put the screw removed in step 3 back on the maintenance door.

Note

Be sure to close the maintenance door and fasten it with the screw. If the maintenance door is not locked completely, the maintenance door may open, and the printer stops the job while printing.

7

Press the POWER switch to turn on the printer again.

Cleaning the filter

Ventilation holes are provided on the right side and the rear of the printer to prevent the unit from overheating.

When the message “CLEAN FAN FILTER” appears on the printer window display, the filter covering the ventilation holes on the rear of the unit has become dirty.

To clean the filter, proceed as follows.

1

Loosen the screws which secure the fan cover, and move the loosened screws toward the left and right

2

Clean the fan using a vacuum cleaner or the like.

Notes

• Be careful that the filter does not get caught in the vacuum cleaner.

• Do not rub the net of the filter roughly.

3

Reset the filter and the fan cover on the side panel as they were, using the screws loosened in step 1.

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Precautions

Specifications

Power requirements

100 to 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz

(for 100 to 120 V AC users)

220 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

(for 220 to 240 V AC users)

Input current 2.9 A (for 100 to 120 V AC users)

1.3 A (for 220 to 240 V AC users)

Operating temperature

10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F)

Operating humidity

20% to 80% (no condensation allowed)

Storage and transport temperature

–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)

Storage and transport humidity

20% to 90% (no condensation allowed)

Dimensions About 412 × 210 × 431 mm (w/h/d)

(16 3/8 × 8 3/8 × 17 inches)

Mass Approx. 15.5 kg (34 lb 3 oz)

Printing system Thermal printing

Thermal head 2,560 elements, 11.8 dot/mm (300dpi)

Gradations 512 levels

Maximum print size

232.2 × 196.4 mm

Picture elements

2,743 × 2,320 dots (w/h)

Printing time Approx. 40 seconds

Interface PARALLEL DATA (IEEE1284) × 1,

(Amphenole 36-pin connector)

Special connector × 1 a) a) Currently, this connector is not used. It is reserved for future use.

Accessories supplied

Paper tray (1)

Thermal Head Cleaning Kit (1)

Cleaning sheets (2)

Tray guide cover (1)

AC power cord (1) b)

Connecting cable (1)

Floppy disk (1)

Operation Guide (1)

CD-ROM (1)

Warranty card (1) (for the customers in the U.S.A and Canada) b) When you use the printer in the U.S.A. or

Canada, use the AC power cord supplied.

When you use the printer in a country other than the U.S.A. or Canada, use the proper AC power cord for your local power system.

Accessories supplied separately

Blue Thermal Film Printing Pack

UPT-735BL

Thermal Paper Printing Pack UPP-725

Medical Specifications

Protection against electric shock:

Class I

Protection against harmful ingress of water: Ordinary

Degree of safety in the presence of flammable anesthetics or oxygen:

Not suitable for use in the presence of flammable anesthetics or oxygen

Mode of operation:

Continuous

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Specifications

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Messages

There are two kinds of messages; error messages and warning messages. This section lists these messages together with their possible causes and remedies. Note the messages and act accordingly.

Besides error and warning messages, other messages stating the operating status of the printer are also displayed. Those messages are not described here.

Error Messages

If a problem occurs, the ALARM indicator lights and an error message stating the problem appears on the printer window display. Note the message and perform whatever action is necessary to solve the problem.

Error messages Possible causes and remedies

CHECK PAPER AND

PUSH [EXEC] a)

The paper may be jammed.

tRemove jammed paper from the printer, if there is any. Ensure that no paper has jammed, then press

the EXEC button (page 21).

CLOSE DOOR The maintenance door is open.

tClose the maintenance door

(page 17).

MECHA TROUBLE Mechanical trouble has occurred in the printer.

tTurn off the power once and then turn it on. If the message still remains on the printer window display, turn off the power immediately and contact your Sony dealer.

NO IMAGE DATA No image data is stored in the printer memory.

tTransfer the image data from your

computer (page 11).

REMOVE

CLEANING SHEET

When printing, the cleaning sheet was recognized.

tRemove the cleaning sheet, and then load the paper. To clean the thermal head or roller, open the

CLEANING menu so that the printer enters the cleaning mode.

(page 16)

REMOVE PAPER

AND PUSH [EXEC] a)

• The paper has jammed.

tRemove jammed paper from the printer and press the EXEC

button (page 21).

• The image transferred may be printed on the wrong side of the paper.

tLoad the paper in the paper tray

correctly (page 9).

Error messages Possible causes and remedies

SET CLEANING

SHEET

SET FILM

When cleaning the thermal head or roller, the cleaning sheet was not recognized because it was not loaded correctly.

tReload the cleaning sheet correctly.

(page 16)

The paper has been used up.

tLoad the paper into the paper tray

(page 9).

SET TRAY The paper tray is not installed.

tInstall the paper tray (page 10).

a) The word displayed depends on the printing pack currently used.

PAPER: when the UPP-725 Thermal Paper printing pack is used.

FILM: when the UPP-735BL Blue Thermal Film printing pack is used.

Other Messages

When the following message appears, the ALARM indicator does not light. The PRINT indicator blinks.

Error messages Possible causes and remedies

HEAD IN COOLING The thermal head has overheated.

tLeave the printer until the head cools down and this message disappears.

HEAD IN HEATING The thermal head is warming up.

tLeave the printer until the head has warmed up and this message disappears.

CLEAN FAN FILTER The filter has become dirty.

tRemove the fan cover on the side panel of the printer and then remove the filter. Clean the filter

(page 18).

PLEASE WAIT

PLEASE CLEAN

This message appears when the printer returns to the initial status so that it can restart to print after you insert the paper tray into the printer or you close the maintenance door.

tWait until this message disappears.

This message appears whenever the number of sheets printed reaches 500 sheets.

tClean the thermal head. When you complete the cleaning of the thermal head, this message appears.

You can continue printing even if this message is being displayed.

(page 16)

RESERVED The printer is reserved.

tCancel the reservation of the printer from your computer.

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Messages

Troubleshooting

If Damage is Suspected

If a problem appears, check the following trouble shooting guide first and perform whatever action is necessary to solve the problem. If the problem persists, turn off the printer and consult your Sony dealer.

Symptom Possible causes and remedies

Nothing appears in the printer window display.

The POWER switch of the printer is not set to ON.

tSet the POWER switch of the printer to ON. If the power switch is set to ON, set it to OFF once,

then to ON again (page 6).

The connections may not be correct.

tMake the connections correctly

(page 8).

The printer does not print.

An error message appears on the printer window display.

tTake the measures recommended in

“Error Messages” (page 20).

If the Paper Jams

If the paper jams, printing stops and an error message stating “CHECK PAPER AND PUSH [EXEC]” or

“REMOVE PAPER AND PUSH [EXEC]” appears on the printer window display. Follow the steps below to remove the jammed paper.

Note

Be careful not to hurt you when you touch the inside of the printer, while removing the paper jammed inside the printer.

1

Press the EJECT TRAY button to remove the paper tray.

Notes

• If any printouts have been ejected on the paper tray, remove them first before removing the paper tray.

• If there is a piece of paper that has been sent out halfway from the paper tray, slowly pull it back into the paper tray.

2

Remove the jammed paper.

If you find a piece of paper jammed around the paper outlet:

Pull the jammed paper toward you slowly.

If you find a piece of paper jammed near the bottom:

To pull out the jammed paper, proceed as follows.

1

Remove the tray guide cover.

Press the EJECT TRAY button.

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2

Pull out the jammed paper toward you slowly.

3

Re-insert the tray guide cover as it was.

3

Re-insert the paper tray into the printer.

Ensure that the paper is properly loaded.

Discard the sheets removed in step 2.

4

Press the EXEC button.

The error message disappears and the printer returns to the standby status.

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Troubleshooting

Index

A

Assembly

tray guide cover 7

C

Cleaning

cabinet 16

filter 18

thermal head 17

thermal head and roller 16

Connections 8

E

Error messages 20

F

Features 5

Filter 18

H

Head cleaning sheet 16

I

If damage is suspected 21

If the paper jams 21

L

Loading the paper

UPP-725 Thermal Paper 10

UPT-735BL Blue Thermal Film 9

Location and function of parts and controls

front 5

rear 6

M

Menu item

GRAPHICS 13

MARGIN PRINT 14

MIRROR 15

PRINT QTY 12

Menu operation

adjusting printout quality 13

setting the margin print option 14

setting the mirror print mode 15

Messages

error messages 20 other messages 20

P

Paper

if the paper jams 21

loading 9

note on storing the paper 10

recommended paper 9

Precautions

condensation 16 installation 16 safety 16 transporting the printer 16

Printing

how to print 11

if the printer does not print 12

reprinting 11

setting the print quantity 12

when the printer runs out of paper during printing 13

Printouts

adjusting the picture quality of printouts (tone, sharpness and half tone) 13

notes on storing your printouts 12

R

Roller cleaning sheet 16

S

Specifications 19

Supplied accessories

assembling the tray guide cover 7 checking 7

T

Tray guide cover 7

Troubleshooting

if damage is suspected 21 if the paper jams 21

V

Ventilation holes 18

Index

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