USER'S MANUAL
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RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT
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.
NOTICE
Grounding Instructions
Do not modify the plug provided––if it will not fit the outlet,
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Check with qualified electrician or service personnel if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if in
doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s
plug.
Repair or replace damaged or worn out cord immediately.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void
the users authority to operate this equipment.
For Canada
CLASS A
NOTICE
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
CLASSE A
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les
exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du
Canada.
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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Contents
To Ensure Safe Use ....................................................................................................................... 4
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité .................................................................................................. 11
Important Notes on Handling and Use ........................................................................................... 18
Printer unit .................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Ink cartridges ................................................................................................................................................................ 18
Chapter 1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 19
1-1 Features of the Machine ..................................................................................................................................... 20
1-2 Part Names and Functions ................................................................................................................................ 21
Printer Unit .................................................................................................................................... 21
Operation Panel ............................................................................................................................ 23
Media Take-up System ................................................................................................................... 24
Chapter 2 Basic Operation ................................................................................................................ 25
2-1 Switching the Power On and Off ..................................................................................................................... 26
Switching the Power On and Off ................................................................................................... 26
The Power-saving Feature .............................................................................................................. 27
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media ........................................................................................................................ 28
Usable Media ................................................................................................................................ 28
Loading Media .............................................................................................................................. 28
How to Cut Off Media ................................................................................................................... 33
2-3 Settings for the Media Heating System ........................................................................................................... 34
What Is the Media Heating System? .............................................................................................. 34
Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System ..................................................... 34
General Guide for the Preset Temperatures ................................................................................... 35
2-4 Starting Printing .................................................................................................................................................... 36
Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer .......................................................................... 36
Printing Tests and Cleaning ............................................................................................................ 37
2-5 If Ink Runs Out ..................................................................................................................................................... 39
Checking for Remaining Ink .......................................................................................................... 39
When Ink Cartridges Become Empty ............................................................................................. 40
Chapter 3 Operation of the Media Take-up System ....................................................................... 43
3-1 The Take-up System ............................................................................................................................................. 44
Features of the Take-up System ...................................................................................................... 44
Operating Conditions for the Take-up System ................................................................................ 44
3-2 Using the Take-up System .................................................................................................................................. 45
Loading Roll Media ....................................................................................................................... 45
Removing Taken-up Media ............................................................................................................ 48
Chapter 4 Maintenance and Adjustment ......................................................................................... 49
4-1 Daily Care and Maintenance ............................................................................................................................. 50
Disposing of Discharged Ink ......................................................................................................... 50
Cleaning ........................................................................................................................................ 52
Care and Maintenance of the Print Heads ..................................................................................... 53
4-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective ............................................................................................................ 54
Performing More Powerful Cleaning .............................................................................................. 54
When Powerful Cleaning Is Not Effective ...................................................................................... 55
4-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit .................................................................................................. 56
When the Cleaning Kit Becomes Necessary .................................................................................. 56
How to Perform Cleaning .............................................................................................................. 56
4-4 Replacing Consumable Parts ............................................................................................................................. 60
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Replacing the Wipers .................................................................................................................... 60
Replacing the Separating Knife ...................................................................................................... 62
4-5 When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period ..................................................................................................... 64
Keep Performing Maintenance ...................................................................................................... 64
Alarm Feature ................................................................................................................................ 64
Important Note on Draining Ink .................................................................................................... 64
4-6 When Moving the Unit ....................................................................................................................................... 65
Procedures from Preparing to Move Through Reinstalling ............................................................. 65
Chapter 5 Feature Reference ............................................................................................................ 67
5-1 Pausing or Canceling Printing ........................................................................................................................... 68
Canceling Printing Before It Finishes ............................................................................................. 68
5-2 Setting the Printing Position and Margins ...................................................................................................... 69
Shifting the Print-start Position Forward or Backward .................................................................... 69
Shifting the Printing Position to the Left ......................................................................................... 69
Expanding the Printing Area by Reducing the Margins .................................................................. 70
5-3 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media ........................................................................................................ 71
Using Transparent Media ............................................................................................................... 71
Printing Hard-to-dry Media ........................................................................................................... 73
Preventing Media from Coming Loose .......................................................................................... 73
Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media ....................................................................................... 74
Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing .............................................. 74
Using Sticky Media ........................................................................................................................ 75
How to Load Sheet Media ............................................................................................................. 76
5-4 Setting How the Printer Operates .................................................................................................................. 77
Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty ....................................................... 77
Changing the Type of Ink ............................................................................................................... 77
Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode .................................................................. 78
Deactivating the Sleep Mode ......................................................................................................... 78
Giving Priority Efficient Ink Use During Operation ....................................................................... 78
Changing the Menu Language and the Units of Measurement ...................................................... 79
Returning All Settings to Their Initial Values .................................................................................. 80
5-5 Optimizing Printing to Match Media Thickness ............................................................................................ 81
Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness ........................................................................ 81
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing ................................................................... 82
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely ........................................... 83
Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like ....................................... 85
Changing the Feed-correction Value During Printing .................................................................... 86
5-6 Changing the Ink-drying Method ..................................................................................................................... 87
Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer ....................................................................... 87
Determining How the Media Heating System Operates ................................................................ 87
Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer ............................................................ 88
5-7 Setting How the Auxiliary Drying Unit Operates ....................................................................................... 89
Switching the Drying-heater Unit On and Off ............................................................................... 89
Switching the Blower-fan Unit On and Off ................................................................................... 89
5-8 Saving the Printer Settings to Match the Media ........................................................................................... 90
Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values ........................................................................ 90
Loading a Saved Preset .................................................................................................................. 91
Assigning a Name to a Preset ........................................................................................................ 91
5-9 Making the Network Settings ........................................................................................................................... 92
Setting the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Etc. ...................................................................................... 92
5-10 Viewing Information about the Media and the System ............................................................................. 93
Displaying the Amount of Media Remaining ................................................................................. 93
Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is Changed ...................... 93
Printing the Amount of Remaining Media ..................................................................................... 94
Printing a System Report ............................................................................................................... 94
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Viewing the Serial Number, Firmware Version, and Other Information ......................................... 95
Viewing the Network Settings ........................................................................................................ 95
5-11 Performing Maintenance .................................................................................................................................. 96
Draining Ink and Performing Internal Washing .............................................................................. 96
Draining Ink Remaining Inside the Machine ................................................................................. 96
5-12 Menu List ............................................................................................................................................................. 98
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................... 98
Language and Unit Menu ............................................................................................................ 103
Cleaning Menu ............................................................................................................................ 103
Heater Configuration Menu ......................................................................................................... 103
Chapter 6 What to Do If .................................................................................................................. 105
6-1 The Machine Doesn't Run ................................................................................................................................ 106
The Printer Unit Doesn't Run ...................................................................................................... 106
The Media Take-up System Doesn't Run ..................................................................................... 106
The Media Heating System Doesn't Warm Up ............................................................................ 106
6-2 Attractive Printing Is Impossible ..................................................................................................................... 107
Printed Results Are Coarse or Contain Horizontal Stripes ........................................................... 107
Colors Are Unstable or Uneven ................................................................................................... 107
The Media Becomes Soiled When Printed ................................................................................... 108
6-3 The Media Jams ................................................................................................................................................... 109
The Media Jams ........................................................................................................................... 109
6-4 The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly .................................................................................................. 110
The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly .................................................................................. 110
6-5 Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable ........................................................................................ 111
Media Wrinkles or Shrinks .......................................................................................................... 111
Media Feed Is Not Straight .......................................................................................................... 111
Media Feed Is Not Smooth .......................................................................................................... 111
6-6 The Print Heads Stopped Moving .................................................................................................................. 112
What to Do First .......................................................................................................................... 112
If the Heads Still Do Not Move ................................................................................................... 112
6-7 If a Message Appears ......................................................................................................................................... 113
6-8 If an Error Message Appears ........................................................................................................................... 114
Chapter 7 Specifications .................................................................................................................. 117
7-1 Usable Media ....................................................................................................................................................... 118
Conditions for Usable Media ....................................................................................................... 118
7-2 Printing Area ........................................................................................................................................................ 119
Printing Area and Margins ........................................................................................................... 119
Media-cutoff Location During Continuous Printing ..................................................................... 120
7-3 Locations of the Power Rating and Serial Number Labels ...................................................................... 121
7-4 Specifications ....................................................................................................................................................... 122
This document is the user's manual for the XJ-740, the XJ-640, and the XJ-540. Also, most of the figures in this document
depict the XJ-740.
Company names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Copyright© 2007 Roland DG Corporation
http://www.rolanddg.com/
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Improper handling or operation of this machine may result in injury or damage to property.
Points which must be observed to prevent such injury or damage are described as follows.
About
WARNING and
WARNING
CAUTION Notices
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used improperly.
CAUTION
* Material damage refers to damage or other adverse effects caused with respect to the home and all its furnishings, as well to domestic animals or pets.
About the Symbols
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions or warnings. The specific meaning of
the symbol is determined by the design contained within the triangle. The symbol at left means
"danger of electrocution."
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never be carried out (are forbidden). The
specific thing that must not be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. The
symbol at left means the unit must never be disassembled.
The symbol alerts the user to things that must be carried out. The specific thing that must be
done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. The symbol at left means the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
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Incorrect operation may cause injury
WARNING
Be sure to follow the operation procedures described in this documentation.
Never allow anyone unfamiliar with the
usage or handling of the machine to touch
it.
Incorrect usage or handling may lead to an accident.
Keep children away from the machine.
The machine includes areas and components
that pose a hazard to children and may result in
injury, blindness, choking, or other serious accident.
CAUTION
Exercise caution to avoid being pinched
or becoming caught.
Inadvertent contact with certain areas may cause
the hand or fingers to be pinched or become
caught. Use care when performing operations.
Never attempt operation while wearing a
necktie, necklace, or loose clothing. Bind
long hair securely.
Such items may become caught in the machine,
resulting in injury.
Never operate the machine while tired or
after ingesting alcohol or any medication.
Operation requires unimpaired judgment. Impaired judgment may result in an accident.
Conduct operations in a clean, brightly lit
location.
Working in a location that is dark or cluttered
may lead to an accident, such as becoming caught
in the machine as the result of an inadvertent
stumble.
Never use the machine for any purpose
for which it is not intended, or use the
machine in an undue manner that exceeds
its capacity.
Doing so may result in injury or fire.
Never climb or lean on the machine.
The machine is not made to support a person.
Climbing or leaning on the machine may dislodge components and cause a slip or fall, resulting in injury.
For accessories (optional and consumable
items, power cord, and the like), use only
genuine articles compatible with this machine.
Incompatible items may lead to an accident.
Caution: cutting tool.
This machine has an internal tool. To avoid injury, handle the tool with care.
Before attempting cleaning, maintenance,
or attachment or detachment of optional
items, disconnect the power cord.
Attempting such operations while the machine
is connected to a power source may result in
injury or electrical shock.
Never attempt to disassemble, repair, or
modify the machine.
Doing so may result in fire, electrical shock, or
injury. Entrust repairs to a trained service technician.
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Danger of electrical short, shock, electrocution, or fire
WARNING
Connect to an electrical outlet that complies with this machine's ratings (for voltage, frequency, and current).
Incorrect voltage or insufficient current may
cause fire or electrical shock.
Ratings
WARNING
Handle the power cord, plug, and electrical outlet correctly and with care. Never
use any article that is damaged.
Using a damaged article may result in fire or
electrical shock.
When using an extension cord or power
strip, use one that adequately satisfies the
machine's ratings (for voltage, frequency,
and current).
Use of multiple electrical loads on a single electrical outlet or of a lengthy extension cord may
cause fire.
Connect to ground.
This can prevent fire or electrical shock due to
current leakage in the event of malfunction.
Never use out of doors or in any location
where exposure to water or high humidity may occur. Never touch with wet hands.
Doing so may result in fire or electrical shock.
Never allow any foreign object to get inside. Never expose to liquid spills.
Inserting objects such as coins or matches or
allowing beverages to be spilled into the ventilation ports may result in fire or electrical shock.
If anything gets inside, immediately disconnect
the power cord and contact your authorized
Roland DG Corp. dealer.
Never place any flammable object nearby.
Never use a combustible aerosol spray
nearby. Never use in any location where
gases can accumulate.
Combustion or explosion may be a danger.
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Position so that the power plug is within
immediate reach at all times.
This is to enable quick disconnection of the
power plug in the event of an emergency. Install
the machine next to an electrical outlet. Also,
provide enough empty space to allow immediate access to the electrical outlet.
If sparking, smoke, burning odor, unusual
sound, or abnormal operation occurs, immediately unplug the power cord. Never
use if any component is damaged.
Continuing to use the machine may result in fire,
electrical shock, or injury. Contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
To Ensure Safe Use
Important notes about the power cord, plug, and electrical outlet
Never place any object on top or subject to
damage.
Never allow to get wet.
Never bend or twist with undue force.
Never make hot.
Never pull with undue force.
Dust may cause fire.
Never bundle, bind, or roll up.
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Ink, cleaning fluid, and discharged fluid are flammable and toxic
WARNING
Keep open flame away from the work area.
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable.
Never store ink, cleaning fluid, or discharged fluid in any of the following locations.
➢ Any location exposed to open flame
➢ Any location where high temperature
may occur
➢ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
➢ Any location within the reach of children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by
children may pose a health hazard.
CAUTION
Ensure adequate ventilation for the work
area.
Failing to perform ventilation may result in a
health hazard or danger of combustion due to
ink fumes.
Never allow an ink cartridge to be subjected to impact, and never attempt to
disassemble.
Ink may leak.
Never place an ink cartridge in fire.
Ink may flow out, catch fire, and spread fire to
other nearby objects.
Never drink or sniff ink, cleaning fluid, or
discharged fluid, or allow them to come
in contact with the eyes or skin.
Doing so may be hazardous to the health.
In the event of ingestion or physical distress
➢In the event of contact with the eyes, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If eye irritation
continues, seek treatment by a physician.
➢In the event of contact with skin, immediately wash with soap. If irritation or inflammation occurs, seek treatment by a physician.
➢In the event of ingestion, do not induce vomiting, and immediately seek treatment by a physician. Forcibly
inducing vomiting may lead to danger of choking.
➢If odor leads to physical distress, move to a well-ventilated location and rest quietly. If dizziness or nausea
persists, seek treatment by a physician.
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This machine weighs 250 to 300 kg (550 to 660 lb.).
Media weighs 30 to 50 kg (66 to 110 lb.).
WARNING
Install the machine in a location that is
level, stable, and able to bear the weight
of the machine.
The total weight of the machine may reach 300
kg (660 lb.) (280 kg (616 lb.) for the XJ-640,
250 kg (550 lb.) for the XJ-540) or more. Installation in an unsuitable location may cause a major accident, including tipover, fall, or collapse.
Unloading and emplacement are operations that must be performed by eight persons or more (by six persons or more for
the XJ-540).
Tasks that require undue effort when performed
by a small number of persons may result in physical injury. Also, if dropped, such items may cause
injury.
WARNING
Be sure to lock the stand's casters.
If the machine should begin to topple, a major
accident may result, including crushing of the
appendages or the body.
When storing roll media, implement adequate safety measures to ensure that the
stored media will not roll, fall, or topple
over.
Danger exists of becoming pinned under the
media and suffering serious injury.
Handling roll media is an operation that
must be performed by two persons or
more, and care must be taken to prevent
falls.
Attempting to lift heavy media in a manner that
taxes your strength may cause physical injury.
Also, if dropped, such items may cause injury.
Danger of fire, burns, or toxic gas emissions
WARNING
Caution: high temperatures.
Areas such as the dryer become hot. Exercise
caution to avoid fire or burns.
WARNING
Never use media that cannot withstand
heat.
Doing so may degrade the media, or may result
in fire or the release of toxic gases.
When printing is not being performed,
remove any loaded media or switch off the
power.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause the release of toxic gases from
the media or pose a fire hazard.
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Warning Labels
Warning labels are affixed to make areas of danger immediately clear. The meanings of these
labels are as follows. Be sure to heed their warnings.
Also, never remove the labels or allow them to become obscured.
Caution: Moving Print Heads
The print heads inside the cover move at
high speed and pose a hazard. Never insert
the hand or fingers into the gap.
Flammable
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable.
Keep away from open flame.
Ink Is Toxic
Ink and discharged fluid are toxic. Avoid
contact with the body. Use only in a wellventilated area.
Caution: High Temperature
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise
caution to avoid fire or burns.
Caution: Pinching Hazard
Be careful not to allow the fingers to
become pinched when loading media or
closing covers.
Caution: High Temperature
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise
caution to avoid fire or burns.
Caution: Pinching Hazard
Never needlessly touch the dancer roller.
Exercise caution to avoid pinching of the
fingers.
Caution: Pinching Hazard
When moving the media holder, grasp
it at the proper location and exercise
caution to avoid pinching of the fingers.
Flammable
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable.
Keep away from open flame.
Ink Is Toxic
Ink and discharged fluid are toxic. Avoid
contact with the body. Use only in a
well-ventilated area.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
La manipulation ou l'utilisation inadéquates de cet appareil peuvent causer des blessures ou
des dommages matériels. Les précautions à prendre pour prévenir les blessures ou les dommages
sont décrites ci-dessous.
Avis sur les avertissements
ATTENTION
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de décès ou de blessure grave en
cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de blessure ou de dommage matériel
en cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
PRUDENCE
* Par dommage matériel, il est entendu dommage ou tout autre effet
indésirable sur la maison, tous les meubles et même les animaux
domestiques.
À propos des symboles
Le symbole
attire l'attention de l'utilisateur sur les instructions importantes ou les
avertissements. Le sens précis du symbole est déterminé par le dessin à l'intérieur du triangle.
Le symbole à gauche signifie "danger d'électrocution."
Le symbole
avertit l'utilisateur de ce qu'il ne doit pas faire, ce qui est interdit. La chose
spécifique à ne pas faire est indiquée par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à gauche
signifie que l'appareil ne doit jamais être démonté.
Le symbole prévient l'utilisateur sur ce qu'il doit faire. La chose spécifique à faire est indiquée
par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à gauche signifie que le fil électrique doit être
débranché de la prise.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
L'utilisation incorrecte peut causer des blessures
ATTENTION
S'assurer de suivre les procédures
d'utilisation décrites dans la documentation. Ne jamais permettre à quiconque ne
connaît pas le fonctionnement ou la
manutention de l’appareil de le toucher.
L'utilisation ou la manutention incorrectes
peuvent causer un accident.
Garder les enfants loin de l'appareil.
L'appareil comporte des zones et des
composants qui présentent un danger pour les
enfants et qui pourraient causer des blessures,
la cécité, la suffocation ou d'autres accidents
graves.
Ne jamais faire fonctionner l'appareil
après avoir consommé de l'alcool ou des
médicaments, ou dans un état de fatigue.
L'utilisation de l'appareil exige un jugement sans
faille. L'utilisation avec les facultés affaiblies
pourrait entraîner un accident.
Ne jamais utiliser l'appareil à des fins
autres que celles pour lesquelles il est
conçu. Ne jamais l'utiliser de manière abusive ou d'une manière qui dépasse sa
capacité.
Le non-respect de cette consigne peut causer
des blessures ou un incendie.
Utiliser uniquement des accessoires
d'origine (accessoires en option, articles
consommables, câble d'alimentation et
autres articles semblables), compatibles
avec l'appareil.
Les articles incompatibles risquent de causer des
accidents.
Débrancher le câble d'alimentation avant
de procéder au nettoyage ou à l'entretien
de l'appareil, et avant d'y fixer ou d'en
retirer des accessoires en option.
Tenter ces opérations pendant que l'appareil est
branché à une source d'alimentation peut causer
des blessures ou un choc électrique.
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Ne jamais tenter de démonter, de réparer
ou de modifier l'appareil.
Le non-respect de cette consigne risque de
provoquer un incendie, un choc électrique ou
des blessures. Confier les réparations à un
technicien ayant la formation requise.
PRUDENCE
Faire preuve de prudence pour éviter
l'écrasement ou le coincement.
La main ou les doigts peuvent être écrasés ou
coincés s'ils entrent en contact avec certaines
surfaces par inadvertance. Faire preuve de prudence pendant l'utilisation de l'appareil.
Ne jamais faire fonctionner l'appareil si on
porte une cravate, un collier ou des
vêtements amples. Bien attacher les
cheveux longs.
Ces vêtements ou ces objets peuvent être
coincés dans l'appareil, ce qui causerait des
blessures.
Utiliser l'appareil dans un endroit propre
et bien éclairé.
Travailler dans un endroit sombre ou encombré
peut causer un accident; l'utilisateur risque, par
exemple, de trébucher malencontreusement et
d'être coincé par une partie de l'appareil.
Ne jamais grimper ni s'appuyer sur la
machine.
La machine n'est pas conçue pour supporter le
poids d'une personne. Grimper ou s'appuyer sur
la machine peut déplacer des éléments et causer
un faux pas ou une chute, ce qui causerait des
blessures.
Attention : outil de coupe.
Cet appareil contient un outil interne. Pour
éviter les blessures, manipuler l'outil avec soin.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Risque de décharge ou de choc électrique,
d'électrocution ou d'incendie
ATTENTION
Brancher à une prise électrique conforme
aux caractéristiques de cet appareil (tension, fréquence et courant).
Une tension incorrecte ou un courant insuffisant
peuvent causer un incendie ou un choc
électrique.
ATTENTION
Ne jamais placer d'objet inflammable à
proximité de l'appareil. Ne jamais utiliser
de produit inflammable en aérosol à
proximité de l'appareil. Ne jamais utiliser
l'appareil dans un endroit où des gaz
peuvent s'accumuler.
Une combustion ou une explosion pourraient
se produire.
Caractéristiques
Manipuler le câble d'alimentation, la fiche
et la prise électrique correctement et avec
soin.
Ne jamais utiliser un article endommagé, car cela
pourrait causer un incendie ou un choc
électrique.
Ne jamais utiliser à l'extérieur ni à un
endroit où l'appareil risque d'être exposé
à de l'eau ou à une humidité élevée. Ne
jamais toucher l'appareil avec des mains
mouillées.
Le non-respect de cette consigne risque de
provoquer un incendie ou un choc électrique.
Ne jamais insérer d'objet étranger dans
l'appareil. Ne jamais exposer l'appareil aux
déversements de liquides.
L'insertion d'objets comme des pièces de
monnaie ou des allumettes, ou le déversement
de liquides dans les orifices de ventilation
peuvent causer un incendie ou un choc
électrique. Si un objet ou du liquide s'infiltre dans
l'appareil, débrancher immédiatement le câble
d'alimentation et communiquer avec le
représentant Roland DG Corp. autorisé.
Si une rallonge ou une bande
d'alimentation électrique sont utilisées,
s'assurer qu'elles correspondent aux
caractéristiques de l'appareil (tension,
fréquence et courant).
L'utilisation de plusieurs charges électriques sur
une prise unique ou une longue rallonge peut
causer un incendie.
Mise à la terre.
La mise à la terre peut prévenir un incendie ou
un choc électrique dus à une fuite de courant
en cas de défaillance.
Placer l'appareil de façon à ce que la fiche
soit facile d'accès en tout temps.
Ainsi, l'appareil pourra être débranché
rapidement en cas d'urgence. Installer l'appareil
près d'une prise électrique. En outre, prévoir
suffisamment d'espace pour que la prise
électrique soit facile d'accès.
S'il se produit des étincelles, de la fumée,
une odeur de brûlé, un bruit inhabituel ou
un fonctionnement anormal, débrancher
immédiatement le câble d'alimentation.
Ne jamais utiliser si un composant est
endommagé.
Continuer à utiliser l'appareil peut causer un
incendie, un choc électrique ou des blessures.
Communiquer avec le représentant Roland DG
Corp.Autorisé.
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Remarques importantes à propos du câble d'alimentation, de la fiche et de la prise électrique
Ne jamais déposer aucun objet sur le câble, sur la fiche
ou sur la prise car cela risque de les endommager.
Ne jamais laisser l'eau toucher le câble, la
fiche ou la prise.
Ne jamais plier ni tordre le câble avec une
force excessive.
Ne jamais chauffer le câble, la fiche ou la
prise.
Ne jamais tirer sur le câble ou la fiche avec
une force excessive.
La poussière peut causer un incendie.
Ne jamais plier ni enrouler le câble.
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L'encre, les liquides nettoyants et les liquides
usées sont inflammables et toxiques
ATTENTION
Ne pas approcher une flamme nue de
l'espace de travail.
L'encre et les liquides usés sont inflammables.
Ne jamais entreposer d'encre, de liquide
de nettoyage ou des liquides usés dans les
endroits suivants :
➢ un endroit exposé à une flamme nue;
➢ un endroit où il y a risque de
température élevée;
➢ près d'eau de Javel, d'un autre agent
d'oxydation ou de matériel explosif;
➢ tout endroit à la portée d'enfants.
Il y a risque d'incendie. L'ingestion accidentelle
par un enfant peut présenter un risque pour la
santé.
PRUDENCE
S'assurer que le lieu de travail est bien
aéré.
L'absence d'aération adéquate peut créer une
situation dangereuse pour la santé ou un risque
de combustion à cause des vapeurs qui émanent
de l'encre.
Ne jamais soumettre une cartouche
d'encre à des chocs. Ne jamais tenter
d'ouvrir une cartouche d'encre.
De l'encre pourrait s'échapper.
Ne jamais incinérer une cartouche
d'encre.
De l'encre pourrait couler, s'enflammer et le feu
se répandre à des objets proches.
Ne jamais boire l'encre, le liquide de
nettoyage ni les liquides usés, ne pas en
respirer les vapeurs et ne pas laisser les
produits entrer en contact avec les yeux
ou la peau.
Cela est dangereux pour la santé.
En cas d'ingestion ou de trouble physique
➢En cas de contact avec les yeux : rincer immédiatement et abondamment à l'eau courante pendant au moins 15
minutes. Si les yeux sont toujours irrités, consulter un médecin.
➢En cas de contact avec la peau : laver immédiatement à l'eau et au savon. En cas d’irritation ou d’inflammation
de la peau : consulter un médecin.
➢En cas d'ingestion : ne pas provoquer le vomissement et demander immédiatement l'aide d'un médecin. Provoquer
le vomissement peut créer un risque de suffocation.
➢Si l'odeur cause un trouble physique, amener la personne dans un endroit bien aéré et la faire se reposer. Si
l'étourdissement ou la nausée persistent, consulter un médecin.
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Cet appareil pèse de 250 à 300 kg (550 à 660 lb).
Le support pèse de 30 à 50 kg (66 à 110 lb).
ATTENTION
Installer l'appareil à un endroit stable et
plat et capable de supporter son poids.
Le poids total de l'appareil peut atteindre 300
kg (660 lb) (280 kg (616 lb) pour le XJ-640, 250
kg (550 lb) ou plus pour le XJ-540). Installer
l'appareil à un endroit inapproprié peut
provoquer un accident grave comme le
renversement, la chute ou l'écrasement.
Le déchargement et le positionnement
doivent être faits par au moins huit
personnes (au moins six personnes pour
le XJ-540).
Les tâches qui exigent un effort trop grand si
elles sont exécutées par un petit nombre de
personnes peuvent être cause de blessures. La
chute d'articles très lourds peut aussi causer des
blessures.
ATTENTION
S'assurer de verrouiller les roulettes de la
base.
Si l'appareil devait commencer à basculer, il
s'ensuivrait un accident grave, par exemple
l'écrasement de membres ou du corps.
Prendre les mesures de sécurité
adéquates pour l'entreposage des rouleaux de support pour s'assurer qu'ils ne
rouleront pas, ne tomberont pas et ne se
renverseront pas.
Il y a risque d'être écrasé par le support et de
subir des blessures graves.
La manutention du support en rouleau
doit être faite par deux personnes ou plus
et il faut prendre des précautions pour
éviter les chutes.
Tenter de soulever des objets trop lourds peut
causer des blessures.
Risque d'incendie, de brûlures ou d'émissions de gaz toxiq
ATTENTION
Attention : températures élevées.
Les zones comme le séchoir chauffent. Faire
preuve de prudence pour éviter un incendie ou
des brûlures.
Quand aucun travail d'impression n'est en
cours, retirer tout support de l'appareil ou
couper l'alimentation électrique.
L'application continue de chaleur à un point
unique peut causer l'émission de gaz toxiques
ou créer un risque d'incendie.
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ATTENTION
Ne jamais utiliser un support qui ne peut
pas supporter la chaleur.
L'utilisation d'un support qui ne supporte pas la
chaleur peut détériorer le support, créer un risque d'incendie ou causer l'émission de gaz
toxiques.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Vignettes d'avertissement
Des vignettes d'avertissement sont apposées pour qu'il soit facile de repérer les zones
dangereuses. La signification des vignettes est donnée ci-dessous. Respecter les avertissements.
Ne jamais retirer les vignettes et ne pas les laisser s'encrasser.
Attention : Têtes d'impression mobiles
Les têtes d'impression sous le couvercle se
déplacent à haute vitesse et représentent un
danger. Ne jamais insérer la main ou les
doigts dans l'ouverture.
Inflammable
L'encre et les liquides usés sont
inflammables. Les garder loin de toute
flamme nue.
L'encre est toxique
L'encre et les liquides usés sont toxiques.
Éviter tout contact avec le corps. Utiliser
uniquement dans un endroit bien aéré.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Faire attention de ne pas coincer les doigts
pendant le chargement du support ou lors
de la fermeture du couvercle.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Faire attention de ne pas coincer les doigts
pendant le chargement du support ou lors
de la fermeture du couvercle.
Attention : Température élevée
La platine et la surface de séchage chauffent.
Être prudent pour éviter un incendie ou des
brûlures.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Ne jamais toucher inutilement le rouleau
compensateur. Faire attention pour éviter
de coincer les doigts.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Pour déplacer le porte-support, le prendre
à l'endroit désigné et faire attention pour
éviter de coincer les doigts.
Inflammable
L'encre et les liquides usés sont
inflammables. Les garder loin de toute
flamme nue.
L'encre est toxique
L'encre et les liquides usés sont toxiques.
Éviter tout contact avec le corps. Utiliser
uniquement dans un endroit bien aéré.
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Important Notes on Handling and Use
This machine is a precision device. To ensure the full performance of this machine, be sure to
observe the following important points. Failure to observe these may not only result in loss of
performance, but may also cause malfunction or breakdown.
Printer unit
This Machine Is a Precision Device
➢Handle carefully, and never subject the machine to impact or excessive force.
➢Never needlessly put your hand or fingers inside the cover, the ink-cartridge ports, or other internal areas of
the machine.
Install in a Suitable Location
➢Install in a location having the specified temperature and relative humidity.
➢Install in a quiet, stable location offering good operating conditions.
The Print Heads Are Delicate
➢Never needlessly touch or allow media to scrape them. Failure to handle with care may cause damage.
➢The print heads may be damaged if allowed to dry out. The machine prevents desiccation automatically, but
improper operation may render this feature inoperative. Operate properly, as specified in this manual.
➢Never allow the machine to stand with an ink cartridge removed. Remaining ink in the printer may harden and
clog the print heads.
➢The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the frequency of replacement depending on use.
This Machine Becomes Hot
➢Never cover the ventilation holes with cloth, tape, or anything else.
Ink cartridges
Ink Cartridges Come in Various Types
➢Use a type that is compatible with the printer. Also, be sure to use only genuine items from Roland DG Corp.
Never Subject to Impact or Attempt to Disassemble
➢Never drop or shake forcefully. The impact may rupture the internal pouch and cause the ink to leak.
➢Never attempt to disassemble.
➢Never attempt to refill the ink.
➢If ink gets on your hands or clothing, wash it off as soon as possible. Removal may become difficult if allowed
to stand.
Storage
➢Store unopened in a well-ventilated location at a temperature of -20 to 40˚C (-4 to 104˚F).
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Chapter 1
Introduction
19
1-1 Features of the Machine
What Is the XJ-740/640/540?
The XJ-740/640/540 is a large-format printer capable of high-speed, high-quality printing, and is equipped with the
features described below.
Built-in Print Server
This machine has a built-in print server as a network interface. When you use the print server, you can send printing
data to the machine from anywhere on the network.
Built-in Drying Systems
This machine has a built-in print heater and preheater to improve ink adhesion and speed up drying. It also has a
drying heater to speed up drying of the media after printing. This enhances productivity by enabling support for more
types of media.
Includes a Media Take-up System
To accommodate printing of lengthy media, the machine includes a media take-up system. This is capable of taking up
media automatically during printing. This makes possible unattended operation at night and efficient printing of lengthy
media.
Includes a Software Raster Image Processor (RIP)
The software RIP included with the machine lets you use your computer to perform raster image processing for printing data such as PostScript files exported from a program, and output the data to the machine.
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Printer Unit
Front cover
Be sure to close this when
you perform printing.
Loading lever
You operate this when
you load media.
Operation panel
You use this to perform
various operations.
☞ P. 23, "Operation Panel"
Maintenance cover
Dryer
You remove this when you perform cleaning of the print heads.
This heats the media to hasten
ink-drying.
Link LED
This lights up green when the connection to the network is correct.
Status LED
This flashes yellow while data is
being received from the network.
Main power switch
Ethernet connector
Power-cord connector
This is used to connect the
printer to a network.
This supplies power to the
printer.
Cartridge slots
There are where ink cartridges
are installed.
Ink-cartridge tray
Drain bottle
This collects drained ink and
other such fluids.
Media holders
Here is where you load roll
media and secure it in place.
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Guide line
This line serves as a guide for
positioning the right edge of
the media.
Pinch rollers
Print-head carriage
These clamp the media when
the loading lever is pulled back
toward you.
The print heads are inside this.
Knife guide
These keep the media from
coming loose and prevent fuzz
on the cut edge of the media
from touching the print heads.
The separating knife passes
through this when you perform
media cutoff.
Media clamps
Platen
Grit rollers
These rollers feed out media
toward the front of the machine.
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This is the path over which the
media passes. A suction fan
that keeps the media from
coming loose and a preheater
and print heater that help fix
the ink are built in.
1-2 Part Names and Functions
Operation Panel
BUSY light
This lights up during printing
and other such operations.
Display screen
BASE POINT key
This displays various setting menus and other information.
You use this when you want to
set the print-start location. This
lights up when the setting has
been made.
TEST PRINT key
SETUP key
Holding this down for one
second or longer performs
a printing test.
You press this when you load
media. This lights up when
media is loaded and the machine is ready to perform printing.
CLEANING key
You use this to perform
cleaning of the print
heads.
PAUSE key
This pauses printing.
SHEET CUT key
MENU key
Holding this down for one second or longer cuts off media.
You press this to enter the
menus for various settings.
Sub power switch
You use these to select settings for menu items, to
move the media, and for
other such operations.
This switches the printer on
and off. (To switch the printer
off, you hold down the switch
for one second or longer.) This
flashes slowly when the machine is in the sleep mode.
ENTER key
HEATER CONFIG key
You use this for such tasks
as enabling setting values.
You press this to make the temperature setting for the media
heating system. This flashes
during warm-up, then remains
steadily lighted when the preset temperature is reached.
Cursor keys
Panel Notation
In this document, the keys on the operation panel are indicated by the following images.
MENU key
SETUP key
ENTER key
Cursor keys
PAUSE key
CLEANING key
TEST PRINT key
BASE POINT key
HEATER CONFIG key
SHEET CUT key
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Media Take-up System
AUTO switch
MANUAL switch
This makes the direction of rotation
for take-up during printing change
automatically.
You use this when you want to operate the take-up unit manually.
Take-up unit cable
This is connected to
the printer.
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Dancer roller
Take-up unit
This maintains uniform tension
for media.
This takes up media.
Chapter 2
Basic Operation
25
2-1 Switching the Power On and Off
Switching the Power On and Off
This machine has a main power switch and a sub power switch. Switch on both to use the machine.
Whenever printing is finished, switch off the sub power. You also flip down the loading lever to the rear of the machine.
Leave the main power switch ➀ on at all times, never switching it off. Leaving it on activates the alarm feature.
☞ P. 64, "Alarm Feature"
WARNING
When printing is not being performed, remove any loaded media or switch off the
sub power.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause the release of toxic gases
from the media or pose a fire hazard.
Main power switch
Sub power switch
Be sure to leave
switched on at
all times.
Back of the printer
Turn this switch on after
closing the front cover.
To turn it off, hold down
the switch for one
second or longer.
Front of the printer
Flip the loading lever down
to the rear when not in use.
Important Note on Switching Off the Power
Never switch off the main power or unplug the power cord
suddenly while operation is in progress. Doing so may damage the print heads. Be sure to first switch off the sub power.
If the main power is accidentally switched off, immediately
turn the power back on.
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2-1 Switching the Power On and Off
The Power-saving Feature
This machine is provided with a power-saving feature that switches to a low-power "sleep mode" when a fixed interval
passes with no operation. The factory default for the time after which the machine switches to the sleep mode is 30
minutes.
You can change the setting for the time of the shift to the sleep mode. You can also switch off the power-saving feature.
☞ P. 78, "Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode," p. 78, "Deactivating the Sleep Mode"
When the machine is in the sleep mode, the sub power switch flashes slowly. Using the operation panel or performing
operations such as sending printing data from the computer (when media is loaded) restores the machine to its normal
mode.
To reduce power consumption and prevent problems such as overheating, we recommend leaving the power-saving
feature on and setting the activation time for the sleep mode to 30 minutes or less.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
Usable Media
For information about media that can be used with this machine, refer to the page indicated below.
☞ P. 118, "Conditions for Usable Media"
Loading Media
Media may be of one of two types: media wound onto a paper tube (called “roll media”) and media not rolled in this
way (called “sheet media”). This section explains how to load media, using roll media as an example. For information
on how to load sheet media, refer to the page indicated below.
☞ P. 76, "How to Load Sheet Media"
CAUTION
Load roll media correctly.
Otherwise the media may fall and cause injury.
CAUTION
Roll media weighs about 30 kg (66 lb.) to 50 kg (110 lb.). Handling roll media is an
operation that must be performed by two persons or more, and care must be
taken to prevent falls.
Attempting to lift heavy media in a manner that taxes your strength may cause physical
injury. Also, if dropped, such items may cause injury.
CAUTION
Never load media that exceeds the loadable weight.
The machine may fail to withstand the weight and tip over or cause the media to fall.
1. Load roll media and align the left and right sides.
➊
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Open the front cover.
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
➋ Go around to behind the printer and move the media holders all the way to the left and right.
Loosen the retaining
screw.
Loosen the retaining
screw.
➌ If the diameter of the media core is two inches, detach the end caps from the media holders and
replace them with the included media flanges.
End cap
Pull out the clip.
Media flange
Insert the clip.
Line up the ridges
and grooves
➍ Attach the media to the media holders.
Attach the media to the left media holder.
Move the right media holder to the left and attach the media.
Load the media while the left media holder is positioned close to the left edge, as shown in the figure. Also, never
secure the media holder in place before loading the media. Loading media without performing these steps in the
proper order may make smooth media feed impossible or yield poor printing results.
Left media
holder
Right media
holder
Fit onto this securely.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
➎ Grasp the location shown in the figure and align the left edge of the media with the mark.
If the media is moved too far to the right, grasp the right media holder at its outer side and shift it to the left.
CAUTION
Never attempt this operation while holding any location other than the one specified.
The media may fall from the media holder, resulting in injury.
Mark
Grip the outer
side.
Never attempt to move while holding the
inner side of the media holder.
The media may fall and cause injury.
➏ Secure the media holders in place.
Tighten the retaining screws securely.
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Grip the outer
side.
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
2. Pass the media through the printer and secure it in place so that no slack occurs.
➊ Pull out the media, pass its leading edge through between the pinch rollers and the grit rollers, and
feed it through as far as the platen.
Make sure the left edge of the media lies along the guide line.
Guide line
➋ Hold the media at the center and pull it out, being sure to keep it straight.
Make sure all areas of the media are taut.
OK
➌
Not OK
Pull back the loading lever.
The media is secured in place.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
3. Attach the media clamps and close the front cover.
➊ Attach the media clamps.
The media clamps are magnetic, and the left and right clamps are distinct. Refer to the figure and install them at
the correct positions, taking care not to let the left and right clamps get mixed up.
Left media clamp
Right media clamp
Align the edge of the
media with the centers
of the holes.
Align the edge of the
media with the centers
of the holes.
How to install correctly
➋
➌
➍
Close the front cover.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Use
W 1839mm
Press
to select "ROLL."
.
starts to flash. When initialization ends,
remains steadily lighted, and the printable
width is displayed.
Remove when not using roll media.
If roll media is allowed to stand unused in a loaded state for an extended period, the media may sag. This can cause
poor printing quality and motor errors, so be sure to remove and store such media when not in use.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
How to Cut Off Media
To cut off the media, use
displayed.
. You can carry this out only when
is illuminated and the top menu screen is
Procedure
➊
Make sure
is lighted, and press and hold
for one second or longer.
REMOVE
MEDIA CLAMPS
The screen shown in the figure appears.
➋
Open the front cover and detach the left and
right media clamps.
Media clamp
Remove the one on
the left as well.
➌
Close the front cover.
Knife guide
➍
Press
.
The media is cut off.
Printed portion
Cutoff is
performed at
the next printstart position.
You can make the setting in the software RIP for automatic media cutoff after printing has finished. For information on how to make the setting, refer to the documentation for the software RIP you're using.
Cut-off Operations
➢ Be sure to detach the media clamps. Performing cutoff with the media clamps remaining attached may cause the
operation to be interrupted due to detection of the media clamps.
➢ If the media clamps are present on the machine when the setting to execute automatic cutoff of the media is made
on the computer, the media clamps are detected and no cutoff operation is performed.
➢ When you're performing cutoff, never use
to pull the media back. Unless the end of the media has been
pulled out to a location to the front of the platen, cutoff may not be performed smoothly.
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2-3 Settings for the Media Heating System
What Is the Media Heating System?
This machine is equipped with a media heating system that warms the media. You use this mainly to improve ink
adhesion and dry the ink. You can adjust the temperature settings to match the type of media and the printing speed.
Preheater
This device warms the media before
printing.
Print heater
This device is used mainly to improve
ink adhesion.
Dryer
You use this to warm the media after
printing and speed up ink-drying.
Caution: high temperatures
WARNING
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise caution to avoid fire or burns.
Remove any loaded media or switch off the sub power when printing is not being
performed.
WARNING
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause fire or produce toxic
gases.
Never use media that cannot withstand the heat.
WARNING
Doing so may result in fire or the release of toxic gases, or may degrade the media.
Never use the platen or dryer for any purpose for which they are not intended,
such as to dry clothing.
WARNING
Doing so may cause overheating, resulting in fire or accident.
Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
PRE
DRY
DRYER
DRYER
35 PRINT
50
35
Press
.
The present temperature is displayed.
50
50
50
Press
Use
a second time.
to select the device.
50
55
55
Use
Press
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
By default, simply switching on the power does not make the machine warm up to the preset temperature. Pressing
to make the light come on makes the system warm up to the preset temperature.
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2-3 Settings of the Media Heating System
General Guide for the Preset Temperatures
The optimal temperature for the media heating system varies according to such factors as the type of media and
differences in the print mode. Use the following as a general guide and adjust accordingly.
General Guide for Adjustment
Preheater
Set this to a temperature that is the same as or lower than the temperature of the print heater.
You use the preheater mainly to heat media gradually. This is because media becomes more likely to shrink or wrinkle
if heated suddenly.
Print heater
You use this mainly to improve ink adhesion and inhibit smudging.
If the ink forms lumps or smudges, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too high may
degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
Dryer
When ink drying is poor, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too high may degrade the
media or cause it to wrinkle.
The relationship between the print mode and temperature
If smudging or poor drying occurs even after raising the temperature, try using a print mode offering higher image
quality. Conversely, when you want to use a faster print mode, raise the temperature.
Amount of ink
When you change the amount of ink using the settings for your software RIP, adjusting this may yield better results. If
problems such as smudging persist even after raising the temperature, try reducing the amount of ink.
Use at an ambient temperature of 20 to 32ºC (68 to 90ºF).
If the machine is used at an ambient temperature lower than 20ºC (68ºF), then depending on the type or width of the
media, wrinkling or temperature-caused unevenness may occur. To obtain stable printing results, the machine should
be used at an ambient temperature of 20 to 32ºC (68 to 90ºF).
Examples of Preset Temperatures
Media
Type: Scrim banner (PVC)
Thickness: 300 to 400 µm (12 to 16 mil)
Temperature
Preheater: 40˚C (104˚F)
Print heater: 40˚C (104˚F)
Dryer: 50˚C (122˚F)
Type: Marking film (PVC, with adhesive)
Preheater: 35˚C (90˚F)
Thickness: 60 to 100 µm (2.5 to 4 mil, not including backing Print heater: 35˚C (90˚F)
paper)
Dryer: 50˚C (122˚F)
➢These are only rough estimates. Make adjustments to match the media you're using.
➢Using the media heating system does not necessarily make it possible to apply ink to every kind of media. Be
sure to test in advance.
➢Results may vary greatly depending on the print mode and other factors. Make settings suited to the media.
➢When suggested settings for temperature, print mode, and other values are given, use the suggested settings.
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2-4 Starting Printing
Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer
When you have finished loading media and making the temperature settings for the media heating system, then follow
the steps below. This procedure enables the machine to receive data from the computer and perform printing.
Procedure
➊ Close the front cover.
lights up.
➋ Make sure
stops flashing and stays steadily lit.
➌ Wait until
➍ Make sure you are at the top menu.
If you are not at the top menu, press
, then press
.
Top menu
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Steadily lighted
SET UP
Flashing
Steadily lighted
HEATER CONFIG
Printing Is Not Possible in These Situations
➢ The machine does not run when the front cover is open. Also, never open it when printing is in progress. Doing so
interrupts printing.
➢ Data from the computer is not accepted when
is dark.
➢ Printing does not start unti
lights up.
➢ Data from the computer is not accepted when you are not at the top menu.
Points Which Must Be Observed
➢ Be sure to set the media clamps during printing. Otherwise the edges of the media may warp and catch on the print
heads.
➢ During printing, never touch the media that's already been discharged. Doing so may obstruct media feed or cause
the media to rub against the heads, which may result in a paper jam or damage to the heads.
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2-4 Starting Printing
Printing Tests and Cleaning
We recommend performing a printing test to check for problems such as dot drop-out before you carry out actual
printing. If problems such as dot drop-out are found, clean the print heads.
How to Perform a Printing Test
Hold down for one
second or longer.
A
B
C
Dot drop-out
Test pattern
Holding down
a test pattern.
for one second or longer prints
You can print the test pattern where you want by using
to move the print-head carriage, then pressing
. The front cover may be
left open during movement, but be sure to close it before you press
.
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2-4 Starting Printing
How to Perform Cleaning
When a printing test reveals dot drop-out or the like, perform cleaning for just the group of heads that is incapable of
correct printing. Compared with performing cleaning for all heads, this can reduce the amount of ink consumed.
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
CLEANING
NORMAL CL.
Press
.
NORMAL CL.
ABC
Press
.
NORMAL CL.
A C
Use
to choose the group of heads
that is not to be cleaned.
Use
to get rid of the group display.
Repeat this procedure to display the groups of
only the heads that require cleaning.
Of groups A through C, cleaning is performed only for
the groups displayed.
A
B
Group A
C
Group B
Group C
Printing-test results
➍
CLEANING...
>>
NORMAL CL.
A C
➎
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
.
Cleaning starts.
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears again.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
➏ Perform a printing test again to make sure the dot drop-out has been corrected.
If the problem persists, try performing cleaning a second time.
If the problem doesn't go away even after performing cleaning two or three times, then try cleaning using a
different method.
☞ P. 54, "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
When you want to clean all heads simultaneously
Hold down
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for one second or longer. Cleaning for all heads starts automatically.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
2-5 If Ink Runs Out
Checking for Remaining Ink
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
INK REMAINING
1
5
2
6
3
7
4
8
9
10
11
12
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
.
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Amount of ink remaining
Much
1
5
2
6
3
7
4
8
9
10
11
12
Little
The display shows an approximate guide to the amount of remaining ink, which may differ somewhat from the actual
amount remaining.
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2-5 If Ink Runs Out
When Ink Cartridges Become Empty
Flashing
1
7
2
8
3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12
Number and color
displayed in alternation
K
7
2
8
When ink runs out, a warning beep sounds and printing pauses. Then a
screen like the one shown in the figure appears (unless the default settings
have been changed). Pull out the empty cartridge and insert a new one.
Printing resumes.
3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12
Procedure
➊
1
7
2
8
Check which cartridge is empty.
3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12
➋
Gently shake the new cartridge.
➌
Arrow
Pull out the empty cartridge and immediately insert the
new one.
Replace with an item of identical
type and color.
➢ Orient so that the surface with the
arrow is facing up.
➢ Insert and remove slowly, one at a time.
➢ Insert firmly, as far as it will go.
Important Notes on Replacing Cartridges
➢Be sure to replace with an item of identical type. Never mix items of different types.
➢Never allow the machine to stand with an ink cartridge removed. The print heads may become clogged.
➢Never insert or remove a partially used ink cartridge.
➢Never remove an ink cartridge suddenly while the printer is in operation.
➢When printing is paused, the coloring at the seam may be altered when printing resumes. Before you perform
lengthy printing, check the amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges.
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2-5 If Ink Runs Out
WARNING
Never store ink, cleaning fluid, or discharged fluid in any of the following locations.
➢ Any location exposed to open flame
➢ Any location where high temperature may occur
➢ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
➢ Any location within the reach of children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by children may pose a health hazard.
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Chapter 3
Operation of the Media
Take-up System
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3-1 The Take-up System
Features of the Take-up System
Using the take-up system lets you perform printing while the media is taken up automatically. This makes possible
unattended operation at night and efficient printing of lengthy media.
Operating Conditions for the Take-up System
Settings Related to Media Feed
When using the take-up system, to avoid pulling media with undue force, be sure to observe the following points.
Operations that pull the media with undue force, such as unsuitable take-up by the take-up system, can cause
printing to stop or result in misalignment of the printing position.
➢Never use
to pull the media back.
➢Never operate the MANUAL switch for the take-up unit when the loading lever is pulled back.
➢When loading and setting up media, set the [SETUP SHEET] menu item to "TU."
➢Set the [FEED FOR DRY] menu item to "DISABLE."
☞ P. 88, "Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer"
When Performing Continuous Printing of Two or More Pages
When you're performing continuous printing and take-up for two or more pages, give attention to the following
points.
➢If the setting to execute automatic cutoff of the media can be made on the computer, then turn this setting off.
Making the setting on the computer to execute automatic cutoff of the media results in media cutoff after each
page is printed. (If the media clamps are installed, the clamps are detected and the cutoff operation is not
performed.) Take-up quits as soon as the media is cut off.
➢On the computer, set the margin from the print-end position to the next print-start position (the page spacing) to 40 millimeters or more. Setting this to a value of less than 40 millimeters may cause the media to be
pulled with undue force and result in printing being interrupted.
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Chapter 3 Operation of the Media Take-up System
3-2 Using the Take-up System
Loading Roll Media
1. Pass the media through the printer.
➊
Move the dancer roller toward the rear.
Dancer roller
➋ Load the roll media.
☞ P. 28, "Loading Media "
➌
Pull back the loading lever.
The media is secured in place.
Loading lever
2. Fasten the media to the paper tube.
When you attach the paper tube, insert it securely onto the end caps on the take-up unit. For information on how to
install it, refer to the Setup Guide.
➊
➋
➌
SETUP SHEET
TU
Use
LOAD SHEET
TO TAKE-UP
Press
to select "TU."
.
The screen shown in the figure appears.
Press
to adjust the length of the media to
be pulled out.
You can adjust the length of the media in 10-millimeter steps by pressing
.
(To pull out media continuously, hold down
.)
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3-2 Using the Take-up System
➍ Fasten the media in place with tape at three locations (the center and both edges) so that the
media is not at an angle.
Take-up with outward curl
Fasten first.
Adhesive tape
(3 places)
Paper tube
Take-up with inward curl
Fasten first.
Paper tube
Adhesive tape
(3 places)
3. Make the setting for the direction of automatic take-up and perform take-up of
the media onto the paper tube.
➊
Press
TILT DANCER
ROLLER TO FRONT
➋
Pull the dancer roller back toward you.
Dancer roller
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.
The media is pulled out and the screen shown in the
figure appears.
Chapter 3 Operation of the Media Take-up System
3-2 Using the Take-up System
➌
CHECK
TAKE-UP SETTING
Make sure the media is stretched taut, and press
.
The screen shown in the figure appears.
➍ Make the setting for the AUTO switch on the take-up unit.
Take-up with outward curl
Ensure there is
no slack.
Take-up with inward curl
Ensure there is
no slack.
➎
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Press
.
Making the setting is complete when the screen shown
in the figure (the top menu) appears.
When you begin take-up, take care to ensure that the end of the media does not become rolled or creased.
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3-2 Using the Take-up System
To Take up Media Manually
You can take up media by using the MANUAL switch. However, never operate the MANUAL switch while the loading
lever is pulled back. Doing so may cause the media to be pulled with excessive force, actuating the protective feature
and resulting in an error.
Take-up with inward
curl
Take-up with outward
curl
Removing Taken-up Media
CAUTION
Removal of taken-up roll media from the unit is a task which must be carried out
by two or more persons.
If dropped, such items may cause injury.
➊ Cut off the media.
☞ P. 33, "How to Cut Off Media"
➋ Support the paper tube to prevent it from falling.
➌ Loosen the arm retaining screw and move the arm.
➍ Detach the paper tube from the end caps.
➌
Arm retaining screw
➍
➋
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Chapter 4
Maintenance and Adjustment
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4-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Disposing of Discharged Ink
The drain bottle collects discharged fluid. Dispose of collected material before the bottle becomes full. The message
shown in the figure appears when a certain amount of discharged fluid has collected in the bottle. Follow the procedure below to discard the discharged fluid.
Resetting the discharged-fluid counter after disposal makes the message shown
in the figure disappear.
CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
.
1. Choose the [DRAIN BOTTLE] menu item.
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
Press
.
.
EMPTY
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
2. Empty the bottle by discarding the discharged fluid.
CAUTION
Before you detach the drain bottle, be sure to wait for the screen to display "EMPTY
DRAIN BOTTLE."
Failing to follow this procedure may cause discharged fluid to flow out of the tube and
spill, soiling your hands or the floor.
Upper limit
Discard before
this is reached.
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4-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
3. Attach the emptied bottle and reset the discharged-fluid count.
➊
➋
➌
➍
Attach the emptied bottle.
RESET DRAIN
COUNTER
Press
.
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
a second time.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
WARNING
Never place discharged fluid near open flame.
Doing so may cause fire.
CAUTION
To store discharged fluid temporarily, place it in the included drain bottle or in a
durable sealed container such as a metal can or polyethylene tank, and cap tightly.
Any spillage or vapor leakage make cause fire, odor, or physical distress.
Dispose of discharged fluid properly, in accordance with the laws in effect in your locale.
Discharged fluid is flammable and contains toxic ingredients. Never attempt to incinerate discharged fluid or
discard it with ordinary trash. Also, do not dispose of it in sewer systems, rivers, or streams. Doing so may have an
adverse impact on the environment.
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4-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Cleaning
Pinch rollers
Periodically wipe away any grime. Failure to clean
properly may result in the transfer of grime to the
surface of media.
Grit rollers
Remove buildup of media and other material using a brush. Never use a metal brush.
Wipe away any buildup of ink or grime on the
media path.
WARNING
Never use gasoline, alcohol, thinner, or any other flammable material.
Doing so may cause fire.
CAUTION
Before attempting cleaning, switch off the sub power and wait until the platen and
dryer cool (approximately 30 minutes).
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury, or hot components may cause burns.
➢ This machine is a precision device, and is sensitive to dust and dirt. Perform cleaning on a daily basis.
➢ Clean by wiping with a cloth moistened by neutral detergent diluted with water then wrung dry.
➢ Never attempt to oil or lubricate the machine.
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4-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance of the Print Heads
Daily Care and Maintenance
Perform maintenance using the machine's head cleaning feature.
☞ P. 37, "Printing Tests and Cleaning," p. 54, "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
Periodic Care and Maintenance
Periodic care is essential to ensuring optimal printing at all times. Based on your frequency of use, periodically clean
the heads using a cleaning kit.
☞ P. 56, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
Note: The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the frequency of
replacement depending on use. Purchase them from your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
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4-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective
Performing More Powerful Cleaning
When the problems such as dot drop-out are not cleared up by the "normal cleaning," try the more forceful "medium
cleaning" or the even more forceful "powerful cleaning." Note, however, that this consumes more ink than "normal
cleaning," and too-frequent use may damage the print heads themselves. Avoid using it more than necessary.
In the same way as for normal cleaning, choose and clean only the group of a head that are incapable of correct
printing.
1. Choose "medium cleaning" or "powerful cleaning."
Press
.
Use
to choose "MEDIUM CL." or
"POWERFUL CL."
CLEANING
MEDIUM CL.
2. Specify the head group to clean.
➊
➋
MEDIUM CL.
ABC
Press
.
MEDIUM CL.
A C
Use
to choose the group of heads
that is not to be cleaned.
Use
to get rid of the group display.
Repeat this procedure to display the groups of
only the heads that require cleaning.
Of groups A through C, cleaning is performed only for
the groups displayed.
A
B
Group A
C
Group B
Group C
Printing-test results
3. Start cleaning.
➊ Press
.
If You Chose "MEDIUM CL."
CLEANING...
>>
The screen shown in the figure appears, then cleaning
starts.
MEDIUM CL.
A C
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears. Go on to Step➍.
If You Chose "POWERFUL CL."
CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE
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The screen shown in the figure appears. Go on to
Step➋.
4-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective
➋ Check the drain bottle.
If the amount of discharged fluid is near the upper-limit line, then remove the bottle, discard the
collected fluid, and reattach the bottle.
☞ P. 50, "Disposing of Discharged Ink," step
➌
2
CLEANING...
>>
POWERFUL CL.
A C
➍
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
.
The screen shown in the figure appears, then cleaning
starts.
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears again. Go on to Step➍.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
When Powerful Cleaning Is Not Effective
If problems such as dot drop-out persist even after you have performed powerful cleaning several times, then use the
cleaning kit to clean the heads. Such cleaning can be effective when carried out periodically, according to the frequency of use.
☞ P. 56, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
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4-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
When the Cleaning Kit Becomes Necessary
Periodic Care and Maintenance
Use the cleaning kit to perform head-cleaning periodically, according to the frequency of use.
When Dot Drop-out or the Like Occur Frequently
When the machine's head-cleaning feature does not correct the problem, clean the heads using the cleaning kit.
➢If you use up the cleaning kit, purchase a new one from your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
➢The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the frequency of
replacement depending on use. Purchase them from your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer.
How to Perform Cleaning
Important Notes on This Procedure
➢Before attempting this operation, remove any media.
➢To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 30 minutes or less.
.When
➢A warning beep sounds after 30 minutes.At this time, stop work, close the front cover, and press
the head-protection operation finishes, restart the procedure from the beginning.
➢Never use any implement other than the included cleaning stick. Cotton swabs or other lint-producing items
may damage the heads.
➢Never touch the nozzle surface of the heads.
➢Stroke the sponges very gently, applying as little pressure as possible. Never rub, scrape, or crush them.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
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4-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
1. Change to the print-head manual-cleaning mode.
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Press
.
OPEN MAINTENANCE COVER
Press
.
➎
Open the front cover and remove the maintenance cover.
Maintenance cover
➏
NOW PROCESSING..
Close the front cover and press
.
The print-head carriage moves to the left side of the machine, and
then the screen shown in the figure appears.
OPEN FRONT
COVER
➐
➑
FINISHED?
Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
Touch the location shown in the figure to discharge any
static electricity.
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4-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
2. Clean using the cleaning stick. Be especially careful to clean away any fibrous dust (lint).
Clean in the sequence shown in the figure below.
Cleaning stick
Be sure to clean using one of the included cleaning sticks.
Never touch the nozzle surface.
Clean only the metal frame.
Area to clean
Gently stroke the sponge.
Never rub with force.
Area to clean
Area to clean
Area to clean
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3. Quit the manual cleaning mode.
➊
CLEANING...
Close the front cover.
Press
.
CLOSE MAINTENANCE COVER
The print-head carriage moves to the right side of the machine, and
then the screen shown in the figure appears.
➋
Open the front cover and attach the maintenance cover.
Maintenance cover
➌
➍
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Close the front cover.
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
4. Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
Perform a printing test to check the results.
Perform cleaning several times as required.
☞ P. 37, "Printing Tests and Cleaning"
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4-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Wipers
The wipers are components that you use when cleaning the print heads. When the screen displays a message like the
one shown, it means the item needs to be replaced. Replace with new items.
TIME FOR
WIPER REPLACE
Press
.
Important Notes on This Procedure
➢ To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 30 minutes or less.
➢ A warning beep sounds after 30 minutes. At this time, stop work, attach the front cover, and press
When the head-protection operation finishes, restart the procedure from the beginning.
CAUTION
.
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
1. Display the [REPLACE WIPER] menu item.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
Press
Press
.
.
NOW PROCESSING..
Press
.
OPEN FRONT
COVER
The print-head carriage moves to a location permitting wiper replacement, and then the screen shown in the figure appears.
FINISHED?
➏
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Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
Touch the location shown in the figure to discharge any
static electricity.
4-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
2. Replace the wipers. Use the included tweezers.
➊
➋
Detach the old wipers.
Detach the hook and pull up and out.
Insert the new wipers.
Felt surface toward
the back
Rubber surface toward
the front
➌
Attach the hook.
Hook
3. Quit the [REPLACE WIPER] menu item.
➊
➋
CLEANING...
Close the front cover.
Press
.
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
After the process to quit the [REPLACE WIPER] menu item ends, the screen
shown in the figure appears.
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SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
➌ Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
☞ P. 37, "Printing Tests and Cleaning"
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4-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Separating Knife
If the separating knife becomes dull, replace it with the included replacement knife.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions, and never touch
any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
CAUTION
Never touch the tip of the separating knife with your fingers.
Doing so may result in injury.
1. Enter the blade replacement mode.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE KNIFE
Press
Press
.
several times.
NOW PROCESSING..
Press
.
OPEN FRONT
COVER
The print-head carriage moves to a location permitting blade replacement, and
then the screen shown in the figure appears.
FINISHED?
Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
2. Replace the separating knife.
➊
Remove the separating knife.
2
1
➋
Magnet
Positioning
groove
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Install a new knife.
The knife is secured in place by the magnet.
4-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
➌
Slowly insert it into the groove.
➍
Tighten the screw.
Take care to ensure that the knife does not slip out of
position at this time.
3. Quit the [REPLACE KNIFE] menu item.
➊
➋
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE KNIFE
Close the front cover.
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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4-5 When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period
Keep Performing Maintenance
Switch On the Power Once a Month
Switch on the sub power once a month. When you turn on the power, the machine automatically performs some
operations such as those to keep the print heads from drying out. Allowing the machine to stand completely unused
for a prolonged period may damage the print heads, so be sure to switch on the power to perform these automatic
operations.
Keep at a Constant Temperature and Relative Humidity
Even when the machine is not in use, keep it at a temperature of 5 to 40˚C (41 to 104˚F) and a relative humidity of 20
to 80% (with no condensation). Temperatures that are too high may degrade the ink and cause malfunction. Temperatures that are too low may cause the ink to freeze and damage the heads.
Alarm Feature
PRESS THE POWER
KEY TO CLEAN
This feature is to remind you to switch on the sub power once a month. When the machine
remains unused for about one month, this screen appears and a warning beep sounds. If
this screen appears, switch on the sub power. When maintenance operations finish, switch
off the sub power.
This feature operates when the printer's main power is turned on. We recommend leaving on just the main power to
the printer even when the machine is to remain out of use for a prolonged period.
Important Note on Draining Ink
This machine has features for draining internal ink and for performing washing using cleaning cartridges, but they
should never be used except in special cases. Allowing the machine to stand without ink for a prolonged period may
damage the heads, even if internal washing is performed. Once ink has been filled, then as a rule the ink should never
be drained.
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4-6 When Moving the Unit
Procedures from Preparing to Move Through Reinstalling
To move the machine, you must completely drain all ink inside the machine and secure the print heads in place with
packing materials to protect them. Attempting to move the machine without first doing this may result in damage to
internal components due to leaking ink or damage to the heads.
This operation requires eight unused SOL INK cleaning cartridges. Have these on hand before you start.
For information on how to remove and attach the various items, refer to the Setup Guide.
Important Notes on Moving
➢Be sure to use SOL INK cleaning cartridges. Use of any other type may result in breakdown.
➢Once the preparations for moving are complete, move the machine and fill it with ink with as little delay as
possible. Allowing the machine to stand without ink may damage the heads.
➢When moving the machine, keep it at a temperature between 5 to 40˚C (41 to 104˚F) and at relative humidity
between 20 to 80% (with no condensation). Failure to do so may result in breakdown.
➢Handle the machine with care when moving, keeping it level (not tilted at an angle) and preventing it from
striking other objects.
1. Drain the ink and wash the interior.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
➏
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
twice.
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
Press
Press
Press
.
twice.
.
CLEANING LIQUID
IS REQUIRED
Make sure the cleaning fluid is ready.
Press
.
CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE
Discard the discharged ink in the drain bottle.
WASHING HEAD...
>>
Attach the drain bottle and press
Be sure to discard the discharged ink.
.
The screen shown in the figure appears, and cleaning starts.
➐ Thereafter, follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the operations.
After cleaning has finished, the sub power is automatically switched off.
☞ P. 50, "Disposing of Discharged Ink," p. 96, "Draining Ink and Performing Internal Washing"
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2. Secure the print heads in place.
➊ Remove the drain bottle and detach the drain-bottle stand. Then attach the drain-tube cover.
➋ Flip the loading lever to the rear.
➌ Secure the print heads in place using the packing material.
➍ Detach the roll media from the media holders.
➎ Detach the media holders and the shafts.
If necessary, also detach the dancer roller, rail slider, and stand legs etc.
The machine is now ready to be moved.
3. Immediately move the machine and fill it with ink.
➊ Once the preparations are complete, move the machine with as little delay as possible.
➋ Immediately reinstall the machine and fill with ink.
To reinstall and fill with ink, refer to the Setup Guide. When filling with ink, you use the cleaning cartridges
again.
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5-1 Pausing or Canceling Printing
Canceling Printing Before It Finishes
Procedure
.
➊ Press
for one second or longer.
➋ Hold down
➌ Stop sending printing data from the computer.
Description
pauses printing. Pressing
a second time here resumes printing, but a horizontal stripe is produced at
the location where printing was stopped. We do not recommend resuming printing.
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Shifting the Print-start Position Forward or Backward
Procedure
to move the media.
Use
Description
You can shift the print-start position forward or backward by using
and
to move the media. Note,
however, that with some media types, such as heavy or sticky media, performing continuous movement for one
minute or longer may trigger a protective feature and result in an error. Also, never use
in the following cases.
➢ When you're using the take-up system
The take-up system may pull the media with undue force, resulting in an error or malfunction.
➢ Before or after executing feed correction
Slackness in the roll media can make it impossible to obtain reliable correction results. Also, slackness in the roll
media after feed correction may cause slippage in the media's movement distance during printing, resulting in
horizontal stripes.
☞ P. 85, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like"
Shifting the Printing Position to the Left
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
Use
Press
to move the heads.
.
If the front cover is open, then close it.
Press
.
Printing area
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Description
You can shift the printing position to the left by using
. Note, however that this setting must be made for each
individual page. When the printing of one page finishes, the left-right positioning returns to its default value. When the
position has been set,
lights up and the screen displays the printable width at the set position.
This feature is also available when printing various test patterns, and can help you use media with less waste. Note,
however, that the left and right positions are not restored to their defaults for test patterns.
Expanding the Printing Area by Reducing the Margins
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SIDE MARGIN
Press
Press
.
several times.
SIDE MARGIN
10 mm
5 mm
Press
Use
.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
to enable the setting.
to select [5 mm].
The settings are saved and the screen shown in the figure appears.
Description
This makes the setting for distance from the left or right media clamp to the corresponding left or right edge of the
printing area. You can select either "5 mm" or "10 mm." Setting this to "5 mm" lets you expand the printing area.
☞ P. 119 "Printing Area and Margins"
Note, however, that when you're using transparent media, setting this to "5 mm" may result in printing on top of the
media clamps.
Changing the setting while
is lighted makes
go dark. To start printing, press
once more and
redo the preparations for printing.
Default Setting
[SIDE MARGIN]: 10 mm
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Using Transparent Media
Procedure
1. Load transparent media to the printer.
➊ Refer to "2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media" and load the media on the machine.
2. Set the media type to "CLEAR."
➊
➋
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SHEET TYPE
OPAQUE
CLEAR
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to select "CLEAR."
to enable the setting.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
The screen shown in the figure appears.
3. Make the setting for the media width.
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SHEET WIDTH
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET WIDTH
1879 mm
1780 mm
Press
Use
Press
.
SUB MENU
SHEET WIDTH
Press
to go back to the previous screen.
to enter the media width.
to enable the setting.
4. Make the setting for the location of the right edge of the media.
➊
SHEET POS.
SAVE
Press
Press
.
.
The print heads move to the position now set.
➋
Open the front cover.
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➌
Use
to move the heads.
Align this surface with the edge of the media.
➍
➎
After positioning, close the front cover.
Press
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
press
W 1760mm
.
to go back to the original screen, then
.
The top menu appears.
Description
The media width can be sensed automatically for opaque media, but not for transparent media.
This means that the width and mounted location of the media must be set manually. Incorrect settings may cause ink
to be applied at locations where no media is present.
SHEET POS.
CANCEL
To quit making settings at the [SHEET POS.] menu item, use
then close the front cover and press
.
to select "CANCEL,"
Note that to keep the heads from drying out, the [SHEET POS.] menu item ends automatically after a certain interval,
even if you’re still making settings there.
The settings for the media width and start position made here are effective only when [SHEET TYPE] is set to "CLEAR."
Selecting "OPAQUE" disables the settings, although the setting values are saved in memory. Choosing "CLEAR" again
enables the values set previously.
Default Setting
[SHEET TYPE]: OPAQUE
[SHEET WIDTH]: 1879 mm (XJ-740) , 1625 mm (XJ-640), 1371 mm (XJ-540)
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Printing Hard-to-dry Media
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SCAN INTERVAL
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
SCAN INTERVAL
OFF
1.0 sec
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
to set the value.
.
Description
You use this when ink dries poorly even when the print heater and dryer are used. Larger values produce progressively
slower movement of the media, enabling you to extend the drying time accordingly. Printing time takes correspondingly longer.
You can also make this setting on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer, the computer's
setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[SCAN INTERVAL]: OFF
Preventing Media from Coming Loose
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
VACUUM POWER
Press
Press
.
several times.
VACUUM POWER
AUTO
90%
Press
Use
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to set the value.
to enable the setting.
Description
The platen uses suction to grip the media and keep it stable. When media comes loose from the platen because it is
warped or wrinkled, increasing the suction force may help correct the problem. Conversely, when the media is flimsy
and cannot move smoothly, reducing the suction force may help.
When set to "AUTO," the suction force is automatically adjusted to the optimal level for the media width.
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You can also make this setting on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer, the computer's
setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[VACUUM POWER]: AUTO
Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
FULL WIDTH S
Press
Press
.
several times.
FULL WIDTH S
FULL
OFF
Press
Use
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select "SHEET" or "OFF."
to enable the setting.
Description
This shortens printing time by reducing the width of head movement to the minimum necessary. This is effective when
the width of the media or the printing data is narrow.
"SHEET" matches the range of head movement to the width of the media.
"OFF" matches the range of head movement to the printing data. Movement is limited to the minimum amount necessary, and this can be expected to yield the fastest printing. Note, however, that because the speed of media movement
is no longer constant, colors may be uneven.
"FULL" makes the speed of media movement constant at all times.
Default Setting
[FULL WIDTH S]: FULL
Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing
Procedure
➊
➋
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MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
PERIODIC CL.
Press
Press
.
several times.
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➌
➍
PERIODIC CL .
NONE
10 min
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Use
"PAGE."
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select a value from "10 min" to "990 min," or
to enable the setting.
Description
Ink tends to collect on the surface of the heads when you use media prone to buildup of static charge, when the
ambient temperature is low, or when the head height is set to “HIGH.” Under some conditions, this ink may be
transferred to the media or cause dot drop-out. Use this feature at such times. The ink buildup is removed as printing
is performed.
When this is set to "PAGE," automatic cleaning is performed every time before printing starts.
When this is set to a value from "10 min" to "990 min," automatic cleaning is performed when the cumulative printing
time reaches the value you set here.
When this is set to "NONE," no automatic cleaning is performed.
Using "PAGE" or a value from "10 min" to "990 min," results in longer printing times. Also, when this is set to a value
from "10 min" to "990 min," printing pauses and so colors may be uneven.
☞ P. 81, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Default Setting
[PERIODIC CL.]: NONE
Using Sticky Media
Procedure
➊
MENU
SUB MENU
➋
SUB MENU
MEDIA RELEASE
➌
MEDIA RELEASE
DISABLE
ENABLE
➍
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
Description
Some types of media may tend to stick to the platen. Starting printing with the media sticking to the platen may make
normal media feed impossible and cause the media to jam. When you're using such media, set the [MEDIA RELEASE]
menu item to "ENABLE." This peels off the media if sticking before starting printing. Note, however, that media feed
may be unstable when printing is performed after executing this operation. Leave this menu item set to "DISABLE"
unless you specifically need to change it.
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Default Setting
[MEDIA RELEASE]: DISABLE
How to Load Sheet Media
As with standard-size media, make sure of the following points when loading sheet media.
Procedure
➊ If roll media is loaded, remove the media first.
➋
Pass the sheet media through the machine.
➌
Align the front edge of the media with the location shown in the figure.
Media
Align here
➍
Pull back the loading lever.
The media is secured in place.
Loading lever
➎ Attach the media clamps and close the front cover.
☞ P. 32, "Loading Media," step
➏
➐
3
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Use
W 1839mm
Press
to select "ROLL."
.
starts to flash. When initialization ends,
remains steadily lighted, and the printable
width is displayed.
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Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
twice.
EMPTY MODE
STOP
CONT.
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This lets you change, according to your purpose, the operation that takes place when an ink cartridge is empty.
"STOP" immediately pauses operation when a cartridge becomes empty. Because pausing printing in progress may
make colors uneven, it is best to ensure a sufficient amount of remaining ink before you begin printing.
"CONT." (continue) is a mode in which operation is not automatically stopped. When a cartridge becomes empty, a
warning beep sounds but printing doesn't stop. To replace the cartridge, you must either wait until printing ends or
press
to pause printing. Note that operation does not stop even if ink runs out completely.
Default Setting
[EMPTY MODE]: STOP
Changing the Type of Ink
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
twice.
INK CONTROL
CHANGE INK SET
Press
Press
.
.
Press
Use
Press
.
CHANGE INK SET
E-SOL Max LcLm
to make the setting.
to execute the setting.
Description
You use this when changing the type of ink. Selecting the type of ink used for replacement starts head-cleaning and
ink-filling operations. Follow the on-screen instructions to insert and remove cartridges.
This operation requires four unused SOL INK cleaning cartridges.
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Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SLEEP
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
INTERVAL
30min
15min
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Default Setting
[INTERVAL]: 30min
Deactivating the Sleep Mode
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SLEEP
Press
Press
.
several times.
SLEEP
SETTING
Press
Press
.
.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
SETTING
ENABLE
DISABLE
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
to select "DISABLE."
to enable the setting.
Default Setting
[SETTING]: ENABLE
Giving Priority Efficient Ink Use During Operation
Procedure
➊
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SUB MENU
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Press
Press
.
several times.
5-4 Setting How the Printer Operates
➋
➌
➍
SUB MENU
ALTERNATE HEAD
ALTERNATE HEAD
DISABLE
ENABLE
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
several times.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
Description
This menu item is displayed only when using four-color inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). It sets whether
efficient ink use or image quality takes priority when you're performing bidirectional printing. Note, however, that
some high-speed print modes may not be affected by this setting.
Setting this to "DISABLE" performs printing with priority given to image quality.
Setting this to "ENABLE" lets you use ink more efficiently, although image quality may be slightly coarser.
Default Setting
[ALTERNATE HEAD]: DISABLE
Changing the Menu Language and the Units of Measurement
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
Hold down
Use
Press
.
and switch on the sub power.
to select the display (menu) language.
LENGTH UNIT
INCH
mm
Use
Press
to select the measurement unit for length.
TEMP. UNIT
C
Use
ture.
Press
F
.
to select to the measurement unit for tempera.
Description
This sets the language and units of measurement displayed on the printer's screen.
Default Setting
[MENU LANGUAGE]: ENGLISH
[LENGTH UNIT]: mm
[TEMP. UNIT]: ˚C
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Returning All Settings to Their Initial Values
Procedure
➊
➋
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
Press
Press
Press
.
several times.
to execute.
Description
This menu item returns all settings to the same as their factory defaults. However, the settings for [MENU LANGUAGE], [LENGTH UNIT], and [TEMP. UNIT] are not returned to the factory defaults.
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Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness
Procedure
➊
➋
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
Press
Press
.
several times.
HEAD HEIGHT
LOW
LOW
Press
.
➌
Open the front cover.
Move the lever to adjust the height of the head.
HIGH
LOW
Moving the lever to "HIGH" makes a warning beep
sound twice. Moving it to "LOW" makes the warning
beep sound once.
Height-adjustment lever
Move firmly, until it stops.
➍
➎
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
Close the front cover.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
The print heads return to their original position and
the screen shown in the figure appears.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
Depending on the media, media may wrinkle or come loose from the platen during printing, increasing the chance of
contact with the print heads. When you are using such media, adjust the head height to "HIGH."
Printing quality when the head height is set to “HIGH” may be coarser or otherwise lower than when set to “LOW.” If
this happens, refer to the pages indicated below.
☞ P. 74, "Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing," p. 82, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing," p. 83,
"Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
Default Setting
[HEAD HEIGHT]: LOW
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Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
➊
➋
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
Press
Press
.
.
ADJUST BI-DIR
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
to start printing.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
Choose the value that produces
the least misalignment.
Simple
Correctionvalue scale
Current correction value
Test pattern
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
➊
➋
ADJUST BI-DIR
SIMPLE SETTING
Press
.
SIMPLE SETTING
-6
0
Press
Use
Press
.
to set the correction values.
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
The bidirectional-printing mode (in which the heads perform printing during both their outbound pass and return pass)
offers the advantage of being able to shorten printing times, but subtle misalignment occurs during the outbound and
return passes. The procedure to correct this and eliminate misalignment is bidirectional correction. This misalignment
varies according to the head height and the thickness of the media, so we recommend performing correction to match
the media you're using.
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Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
➊
➋
➌
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
Press
Press
.
.
ADJUST BI-DIR
DETAIL SETTING
Press
Press
.
.
DETAIL SETING
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
to start printing.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
H6
H5
H4
H3
H2
H1
NO.4
H6
H5
H4
H3
H2
H1
NO.3
Choose the value that produces
the least misalignment.
H6
H5
H4
H3
H1
H2
NO.1
H1
NO.2
Correction-value scale
H6
Current correction value
H5
H4
H3
H2
H1
NO.1
Test pattern
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
Enter the corresponding correction values for H1 through H6.
➊
➋
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.1
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
Press
.
Press
Use
value.
Press
.
to select. Use
to set the correction
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.1].
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➌
➍
➎
➏
➐
➑
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.2
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.3
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.4
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
Press
.
Press
Use
value.
Press
.
Press
.
Press
Use
value.
Press
.
Press
.
Press
Use
value.
Press
.
to select. Use
to set the correction
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.2].
to select. Use
to set the correction
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.3].
to select. Use
to set the correction
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.4].
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 1839mm
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This corrects, for each head, the minute misalignment that occurs in the bidirectional-printing mode. When further
correction is required, such as when adjustment made using [SIMPLE SETTING] does not enhance printing, use [DETAIL SETTING] to make corrections for each head.
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Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
➊
➋
MENU
CALIBRATION
Press
Press
.
several times.
CALIBRATION
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
to start printing.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
In the printing example shown below, "-0.40" becomes the correction value.
Gap present
Overlap
Current correction value
Choose the one that has
the smallest gap and the
least amount of overlap.
Test pattern
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
SETTING
0.00%
- 0.40%
Press
Press
Use
Press
.
.
to make the setting for the correction value.
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 1839mm
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
The movement distance of media experiences subtle changes due to the thickness of the media and the temperature of
the media heating system. When the movement distance becomes discrepant, horizontal stripes are more likely to
occur during printing. We recommend performing correction to match the media you're using and the media heating
system. Also, perform the actual printing in an operating environment identical to that used for the test pattern.
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To make the setting for the correction value even more accurate, we recommend carrying out the following before
printing the test pattern.
➢ After loading the media, use
to feed out the media by about one meter.
☞ P. 69, "Shifting the Print-start Position Forward or Backward"
➢ Set the print-start position near the center of the media.
☞ P. 69, "Shifting the Printing Position to the Left"
Print-start position
Approx. 1 m
Note, however, that you can also make this setting on the computer (by, for example, choosing the media type in the
software RIP you are using). When you have made the setting on the computer, the computer's setting is used and the
printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[SETTING]: 0.00%
Changing the Feed-correction Value During Printing
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
While printing is in progress, press
MENU
CALIBRATION
Press
.
.
SETTING
- 0.80%
- 0.80%
The current correction value is displayed.
SETTING
- 0.80%
- 0.90%
Use
Press
to set the correction value.
to enable the setting.
The changed correction value is saved and immediately applied to printing.
Description
If white or dark-colored stripes appear during printing,you can change the feed-correction value without stopping the
printing operation in progress.If white horizontal stripes appear,you make the correction value smaller.If dark horizontal stripes appear,you make the value larger.You can change the correction value regardless of whether settings made
on the machine or settings made on the computer take precedence.
A correction value set while printing is in progress is saved only as a setting on the machine.
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Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer
Procedure
➊
➋
PRE
35
35 OFF
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Use
Press
Press
twice.
to select the device.
several times to select "OFF."
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This makes the temperature settings for the media heating system (preheater, print heater, and dryer), as well as
switching these devices on or off. When this is set to "OFF," these devices do not operate at all.
You can also make these settings on the computer. When you've made the settings on the computer, the computer's
settings take precedence and the printer's settings are ignored.
Default Setting
[PRE] (preheater): 35˚C (94˚F)
[PRINT] (print heater): 35˚C (94˚F)
[DRYER]: 50˚C (122˚F)
Determining How the Media Heating System Operates
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
and press
.
HEATER MENU
PREHEATING
Press
.
PREHEATING
30 C
MENU
Press
Use
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
Description
This feature controls the temperature of the media heating system automatically when
is dark.
"MENU" performs heating to the preset temperature at all times, without lowering the temperature when
dark.
"30˚C" lowers the media heating system to a fixed temperature (30˚C) when
is dark.
"OFF" switches off the media heating system when
is dark.
is
Default Setting
[PREHEATING]: 30˚C
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5-6 Changing the Ink-drying Method
Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
and press
.
FEED FOR DRY
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
Description
When this menu item is set to "ENABLE," additional media feed is performed until the trailing edge of the printing area
is positioned directly on the dryer. The margin between the print-end position and the next print-start position is fixed
at 200 mm. Any margin setting made on the computer is ignored.
When this is set to "DISABLE," media feed stops simultaneously when printing ends. This means that the trailing edge
of the printing area is not fed to the dryer unless you continue with a subsequent printing operation.
When you're using the take-up unit, be sure to set this to "DISABLE."
☞ P. 44, "Operating Conditions for the Take-up System"
Default Setting
[FEED FOR DRY]: DISABLE
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When the optionally available auxiliary drying unit is installed, use the setting menus on the machine to set how the
drying unit operates. For detailed information about the auxiliary drying unit, refer to the user's manual for drying unit.
Switching the Drying-heater Unit On and Off
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
HEATER MENU
OPTION DRYER
Hold down
and press
Press
twice.
OPTION DRYER
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
.
to select "ENABLE" or "DISABLE."
.
Description
This switches the auxiliary drying unit's drying-heater unit on or off.
The temperature setting for the drying-heater unit is based on the setting made on the machine. After you've completed installation of the auxiliary drying unit, set the machine's [OPTION DRYER] menu item to "ENABLE."
Default Setting
[OPTION DRYER]: DISABLE
Switching the Blower-fan Unit On and Off
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
HEATER MENU
BLOWER FAN
Hold down
Press
.
BLOWER FAN
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
and press
.
to select "ENABLE" or "DISABLE."
.
Description
This switches the auxiliary drying unit's blower-fan unit on or off. After you've completed installation of the auxiliary
drying unit, set the machine's [BLOWER FAN] menu item to "ENABLE."
Default Setting
[BLOWER FAN]: DISABLE
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5-8 Saving the Printer Settings to Match the Media
Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
PRESET
Press
.
PRESET
SAVE
Press
Press
.
.
SAVE
NAME1
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select any one from "NAME1" to "NAME8."
to save.
The present menu settings are saved in the preset you chose in step ➌.
➍
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Description
Using the [PRESET] menu item lets you easily change a wide variety of settings to optimize them for the media.
Making changes for each menu item every time you change the media can be troublesome. That's why it can be useful
to save the menu-item settings optimized for an often-used type of media as a preset. The next time you use the media,
you can change the menu-item settings to the optimal values for the media simply by loading the preset you saved.
Menu items that can be saved in presets are listed below.
Menu item
Page to see
[ADJUST BI-DIR SIMPLE SETTING]
P. 82, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing"
[ADJUST BI-DIR DETAIL SETTING]
P. 83, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
[ALTERNATE HEAD]
P. 78, "Giving Priority Efficient Ink Use During Operation"
[BLOWER FAN]
P. 89, "Switching the Blower-fan Unit On and Off"
[CALIBRATION]
P. 85, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like"
[FEED FOR DRY]
P. 88, "Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer"
[FULL WIDTH S]
P. 74, "Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media"
[MEDIA RELEASE]
P. 75, "Using Sticky Media"
[PRE], [PRINT], [DRYER]
P. 34, "Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System"
[PREHEATING]
P. 87, "Determining How the Media Heating System Operates"
[SCAN INTERVAL]
P. 73, "Printing Hard-to-dry Media"
[SHEET TYPE], [SHEET WIDTH],
[SHEET POS.]
P. 71, "Using Transparent Media"
[SIDE MARGIN]
P. 70, "Expanding the Printing Area by Reducing the Margins"
[VACUUM POWER]
P. 73, "Preventing Media from Coming Loose"
You can save up to eight presets. You can assign a name to each preset. Using media names may aid recognition and
clarity.
☞ P. 91, "Loading a Saved Preset," p. 91, "Assigning a Name to a Preset"
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Loading a Saved Preset
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
PRESET
Press
.
LOAD
NAME1
Press
Use
twice.
to select the name of a preset you want to load.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
to load.
The settings are changed and the screen shown in the figure appears.
Description
This loads a saved preset. You can select any one of eight types of presets. (When no names have been assigned, you
select from among NAME1 through NAME8.)
If you load a preset while
is illuminated,
goes dark. To start printing, press
once more and redo
the preparations for printing.
Assigning a Name to a Preset
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
PRESET
NAME
Press
Press
Press
.
.
twice.
NAME
NAME1
Press
Use
.
NAME
S_
Press
Use
.
NAME
SAMPLE_
Press
.
Use
to enter the next character.
Enter the following characters in the same way.
.
When you're finished entering text, press
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
to select any one from NAME1 to NAME8.
to enter a character.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This assigns a name to a saved preset. Using media names may aid recognition and clarity.
The characters you can enter are "A" through "Z," "0" through "9," and the "-" character. You can enter up to 15
characters, including spaces.
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5-9 Making the Network Settings
Setting the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Etc.
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
➏
➐
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
.
several times.
SYSTEM INFO.
NETWORK
Press
Press
.
.
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
Press
Use
.
IP ADDRESSS
000 . 000 . 000 . 000
Press
Use
twice.
to select the address number.
IP ADDRESS
192 . 000 . 000 . 000
Press
.
IP ADDRESS
192 . 168 . 000 . 003
Repeat ➍ and ➎ to set all the address numbers.
When you have finished making the setting, press
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
to choose the item whose setting you want to make.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
Make sure the machine is connected to the network by an Ethernet cable.
For detailed information about the settings, consult your network administrator.
[IP ADDRESS]: IP address
[SUBNET MASK]: Subnet mask
[GATEWAY ADDR.]: Gateway address
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5-10 Viewing Information about the Media and the System
Displaying the Amount of Media Remaining
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET REMAIN
SET LENGTH
Press
Press
.
.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
SET LENGTH
0.0 m
25.0 m
W 1839 mm
L 25.0 m
to set the amount of media remaining.
to enable the setting.
This display is updated.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
L 25.0 m
If setup has not been performed,
the set value flashes.
Description
You can display how much of the media in use is left. Once you set the amount of media remaining, the amount
remaining is displayed at the top menu until it reaches zero. If you cancel the setup such as by removing the media ,
the amount remaining at that time flashes on the screen.
The amount of media remaining is not updated automatically when you change the media. Redo the setting whenever
you change the media.
You can also make the setting display this menu item automatically whenever you change the media. See the next
section, "Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is Changed."
Note: The remaining amount that is displayed is only an estimate, and its accuracy is not assured.
Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining EveryTime the Media Is Changed
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
.
SHEET REMAIN
AUTO DISPLAY
Press
Press
.
twice.
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
AUTO DISPLAY
DISABLE
ENABLE
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
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Description
Setting this to "ENABLE" automatically displays the [SHEET REMAIN] menu item whenever you change the media and
finish setup. This makes it impossible to go on to the next operation unless you redo the setting for the amount
remaining. This can be useful for keeping you from forgetting to redo the setting when you change the media.
When you set this to "ENABLE," however, be sure also to set the [SHEET TYPE] menu item to "OPAQUE." When the
[SHEET TYPE] menu item is set to "CLEAR," then the [SHEET REMAIN] menu item is not displayed automatically,
regardless of the setting for the [AUTO DISPLAY] menu item.
☞ P. 71, "Using Transparent Media"
Default Setting
[AUTO DISPLAY]: DISABLE
Printing the Amount of Remaining Media
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
.
SHHET REMAIN
PRINT MEMO
Press
Press
.
to perform printing.
W 1839 mm
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
L 25.0 m
Description
This prints the amount of media remaining that is displayed at the top menu. You use this when you want to make a
record of the remaining length of the media now in use. Printing the amount of media remaining before you change
the media enables you to refer to the printed record and use the value to make the setting for the remaining amount the
next time you use the media.
Printing a System Report
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
Press
Press
Press
.
several times.
to start printing.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This prints system information, including a list of setting values.
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5-10 Viewing Information about the Media and the System
Viewing the Serial Number, Firmware Version, and Other Information
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
.
several times.
SYSTEM INFO.
SERIAL NO.
Press
Use
.
SERIAL NO.
ZS00001
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to choose the information you want to view.
Description
You can view the following information.
[MODEL]: Model name
[SERIAL NO.]: Serial number
[INK]: Ink type
[FIRMWARE]: Firmware version
Viewing the Network Settings
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
.
several times.
SYSTEM INFO.
NETWORK
Press
Press
.
.
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
Press
Use
.
IP ADDRESS
192 . 168 . 000 . 003
Press
.
W 1839mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to choose the information you want to view.
Description
You can view the following information.
[IP ADDRESS]: IP address
[SUBNET MASK]: Subnet mask
[GATEWAY ADDR.]: Gateway address
[MAC ADDRESS]: MAC address
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5-11 Performing Maintenance
Draining Ink and Performing Internal Washing
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
twice.
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
Press
Press
Press
.
twice.
to execute.
Description
This drains the ink inside the printer and washes the interior using cleaning cartridges as a preliminary for moving the
printer or conducting maintenance. This operation requires eight unused cleaning cartridges. The screen displays
information such as instructions to insert and remove cartridges. Follow these instructions to carry out the procedure.
After finishing washing, the sub power is switched off.
You do not need to carry this out as part of your daily maintenance activities.
Draining Ink Remaining Inside the Machine
Procedure
➊
➋
➌
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
twice.
INK CONTROL
PUMP UP
Press
Press
Press
.
.
to execute.
Description
This removes ink inside the printer as a preliminary procedure for performing maintenance. The screen displays information such as instructions to insert and remove cartridges. Follow these instructions to carry out the procedure. After
finishing the procedure, the sub power is switched off.
You do not need to carry this out as part of your daily maintenance activities.
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5-12 Menu List
Main Menu
Press
To [SHEET REMAIN]
☞ P. 91
MENU
PRESET
To [NAME8]
To [NAME]
PRESET
LOAD
LOAD
NAME1
LOAD
NAME2
LOAD
NAME3
LOAD
NAME4
LOAD
NAME5
LOAD
NAME6
LOAD
NAME7
LOAD
NAME8
To [NAME1]
To [NAME8]
SAVE
NAME1
PRESET
SAVE
☞ P. 90
SAVE
NAME2
SAVE
NAME3
SAVE
NAME4
SAVE
NAME5
SAVE
NAME6
SAVE
NAME7
SAVE
NAME8
To [NAME1]
Continued
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Continued
5-12 Menu List
Continued
Continued
Continued
To [NAME8]
PRESET
NAME
☞ P. 91
NAME
NAME1
NAME
_
NAME
NAME2
NAME
_
NAME
NAME3
NAME
_
NAME
NAME4
NAME
_
NAME
NAME5
NAME
_
NAME
NAME6
NAME
_
NAME
NAME7
NAME
_
NAME
NAME8
NAME
_
To [LOAD]
To [NAME1]
To [DETAIL SETTING]
☞ P. 82, 83
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
ADJUST BI-DIR
TEST PRINT
☞ P. 82
ADJUST BI-DIR
SIMPLE SETTING
SIMPLE SETTING
0
0
☞ P. 83
ADJUST BI-DIR
DETAIL SETTING
DETAIL SETTING
TEST PRINT
To [SETTING NO.4]
To [TEST PRINT]
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.1
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.2
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.3
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.4
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
To [TEST PRINT]
To [SETTING]
☞ P. 85
MENU
CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION
TEST PRINT
CALIBRATION
SETTING
SETTING
0.00%
0.00%
To [TEST PRINT]
Continued
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5-12 Menu List
Continued
☞ P. 81
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
HEAD HEIGHT
LOW
LOW
☞ P. 71
MENU
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
SHEET TYPE
SHEET TYPE
OPAQUE
OPAQUE
☞ P. 71
SUB MENU
SHEET WIDTH
SHEET WIDTH
1879 mm
1879 mm
☞ P. 71
SUB MENU
SHEET POS.
SHEET POS.
SAVE
To [MAINTENANCE]
To [CANCEL]
SHEET POS.
CANCEL
☞ P. 72
To [SAVE]
☞ P. 70
SUB MENU
SIDE MARGIN
SIDE MARGIN
10 mm
10 mm
☞ P. 73
SUB MENU
SCAN INTERVAL
SCAN INTERVAL
OFF
OFF
☞ P. 73
SUB MENU
VACUUM POWER
VACUUM POWER.
AUTO
AUTO
☞ P. 74
SUB MENU
FULL WIDTH S
FULL WIDTH S
FULL
FULL
☞ P. 78
SUB MENU
ALTERNATE HEAD
ALTERNATE HEAD
DISABLE
DISABLE
☞ P. 74
SUB MENU
PERIODIC CL.
PERIODIC CL.
NONE
NONE
☞ P. 75
SUB MENU
MEDIA RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE
DISABLE
DISABLE
☞ P. 80
SUB MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
☞ P. 78
SUB MENU
SLEEP
To [SETTING]
☞ P. 78
SLEEP
INTERVAL
INTERVAL
30 min
30 min
SLEEP
SETTING
SETTING
ENABLE
ENABLE
To [INTERVAL]
SUB MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
☞ P. 94
Continued
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Continued
Continued
Continued
To [CHANGE INK SET]
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
☞ P. 77
INK CONTROL
EMPTY MODE
☞ P. 96
INK CONTROL
PUMP UP
☞ P. 96
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
☞ P. 77
INK CONTROL
CHANGE INK SET
EMPTY MODE
STOP
STOP
CHANGE INK SET
E-SOL Max LcLm
To [EMPTY MODE]
To [DRAIN BOTTLE]
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
☞ P. 56
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
To [SHEET TYPE]
☞ P. 60
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
☞ P. 62
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE KNIFE
☞ P. 50
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
To [CLEANING]
To [NETWORK]
☞ P. 95
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
SYSTEM INFO.
MODEL
MODEL
XJ-740
☞ P. 95
SYSTEM INFO.
SERIAL NO.
SERIAL NO.
ZS00001
☞ P. 95
SYSTEM INFO.
INK
INK
E-SOL Max LcLm
☞ P. 95
SYSTEM INFO.
FIRMWARE
FIRMWARE
Ver.2.00
☞ P. 92, 95
SYSTEM INFO.
NETWORK
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
IP ADDRESS
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
IP ADDRESS
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
☞ P. 92, 95
NETWORK
SUBNET MASK
SUBNET MASK
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
SUBNET MASK
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
☞ P. 92, 95
NETWORK
GATEWAY ADDR.
GATEWAY ADDR.
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
GATEWAY ADDR.
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
NETWORK
MAC ADDRESS
MAC ADDRESS
000086148C5F
To [MAC ADDRESS]
To [MODEL]
☞ P. 95
To [IP ADDRESS]
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5-12 Menu List
Continued
(*1)
To [BLOWER FAN]
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
FEED FOR DRY
DISABLE
DISABLE
☞ P. 87
HEATER MENU
PREHEATING
PREHEATING
30 C
30 C
☞ P. 89
HEATER MENU
OPTION DRYER
OPTION DRYER
DISABLE
DISABLE
☞ P. 89
HEATER MENU
BLOWER FAN
BLOWER FAN
DISABLE
DISABLE
☞ P. 88
MENU
HEATER MENU
To [FEED FOR DRY]
☞ P. 39
MENU
INK REMAINING
1
5
2
6
3
7
☞ P. 94
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
SHEET REMAIN
PRINT MEMO
4
8
9
10
11
12
To [AUTO DISPLAY]
To [PRESET]
☞ P. 93
SHEET REMAIN
SET LENGTH
SET LENGTH
0.0 m
0.0 m
☞ P. 93
SHEET REMAIN
AUTO DISPLAY
AUTO DISPLAY
DISABLE
DISABLE
To [PRINT MEMO]
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Holding down
, and pressing
displays this menu item.
5-12 Menu List
Language and Unit Menu
Hold down
and switch on the sub power.
☞ P. 79
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
☞ P. 79
LENGTH UNIT
mm
mm
☞ P. 79
TEMP. UNIT
C
C
Cleaning Menu
Press
.
Hold down
for one second or longer.
To [POWERFUL CL.]
☞ P. 38
CLEANING
NORMAL CL.
NORMAL CL.
ABC
☞ P. 54
CLEANING
MEDIUM CL.
MEDIUM CL.
ABC
☞ P. 54
CLEANING
POWERFUL CL.
POWERFUL CL.
ABC
Head cleaning for all groups
☞ P. 38, "When you want to clean all
heads simultaneously"
To [NORMAL CL.]
Heater Configuration Menu
Press
.
☞ P. 34
PRE
DRYER
☞ P. 34
PRE
35
50
PRINT
35
35
35
PRINT
35
35
35
DRYER
35
50
50
50
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What to Do If
105
6-1 The Machine Doesn't Run
The Printer Unit Doesn't Run
Is the power switched on?
ting for the software RIP specifies the IP address set on the
machine, that the settings have no typing errors, and for
other such problems.
Switch on the printer's main power, then press the sub power
switch and make sure the sub power switch lights up.
Is
Link LED
illuminated?
Printing is not performed when
is not illuminated.
Pull back the loading lever, close the front cover, and press
.
Is the front cover open?
Close the front cover.
Is the top menu displayed?
If the top menu isn't displayed, printing doesn't start even
when data is sent from the computer. To go to the top menu,
press
, then press
.
☞ Setup Guide
☞ P. 92, "Setting the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Etc."
☞ P. 36, "Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer"
Did the software RIP end abnormally?
Is
When
press
illuminated?
lights up, operation is paused. To resume,
.
goes dark and printing resumes.
Has ink run out?
When printing data is sent while
1 2 3 4 5 6
the screen shown in the figure
7 8 9 10 11 12
is displayed, a message appears
and a warning beep sounds. At the same time, operation
pauses. When the ink cartridge is replaced with a new one,
printing starts.
☞ P. 39 "If Ink Runs Out"
Make sure the software RIP is running correctly, then switch
the sub power switch off and back on.
The Media Take-up System Doesn't Run
Is the take-up unit cable connected?
Connect the take-up unit cable to the machine. To perform
take-up automatically during printing, also make the setting for the AUTO switch.
☞ Setup Guide
☞ P. 45, "Loading Roll Media"
☞ P. 77, "Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty"
Is a message displayed on the screen?
The Media Heating System Doesn't Warm Up
☞ P. 113, "If a Message Appears"
☞ P. 114, "If an Error Message Appears"
Is the power cord connected?
Connect the power cord securely.
Is media loaded?
The media heating system does not warm up to the preset
temperature when
is dark (by default). Load media,
press
, and wait for the machine to warm up.
☞ P. 87, "Determining How the Media Heating System Operates"
Is the Link LED lighted?
If the Link LED for the Ethernet connector is not lighted, it
means that a correct connection to the network has not
been made. Make sure the network routing is suitable. Try
connecting the computer and the machine to the same hub,
or connecting them directly using a crossover cable. If this
makes it possible to perform printing, it means the problem
is in the network itself.
Are the network settings correct?
If printing is not possible even though the Link LED is lighted,
check to make sure the IP address and other such settings
are correct. The settings on both the machine and the computer must be appropriate. Redo the settings, checking to
ensure that the IP address doesn’t conflict with the IP address for another device on the network, that the port set-
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Is the temperature of the room too low?
Use the machine in an environment where the temperature
is 20 to 32˚C (68 to 90˚F).
6-2 Attractive Printing Is Impossible
Printed Results Are Coarse or Contain Horizontal Stripes
media to come to room temperature.
Do the print heads show dot drop-out?
Is the print mode suitable?
Carry out a printing test and make sure no dot drop-out
occurs. If dot drop-out is present, perform head cleaning.
If attractive printing is impossible even when the media heating system is at a high temperature, try using a higher-quality print mode.
Depending on the media, smudging may occur when using
a high-quality print mode, and results may also vary greatly
depending on the settings of your software RIP (such as the
color-profile selection). Make settings suited to the media
you're using.
☞ P. 37, "Printing Tests and Cleaning"
☞ P. 54, "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
Is the head height appropriate?
Printing when the [HEAD HEIGHT] menu item is set to
"HIGH" is coarser than when set to "LOW." Keep this set to
"LOW" except when changing it is necessary, such as when
you're using thick media.
☞ P. 81, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Have you carried out feed correction?
Large misalignment in the amount of feed of the media may
result in printing that seems coarse or contains horizontal
stripes. Either make the setting on the computer to match
the type of media you're using, or make the setting for correction on the printer.
☞ P. 85, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like"
Is the printer installed in a level and stable location?
Never install the machine in a location where it is tilted or
where it may wobble or experience vibration. Also make
sure that the print heads are not exposed to moving air.
These factors may lead to missing dots or reduced printing
quality.
Is the media loaded and set up correctly?
If the media is not loaded and set up correctly, media feed
may not be smooth, or printing may be adversely affected.
☞ P. 111, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Did the media become slack during feed correction?
Slackness of the media during feed correction makes accurate correction impossible. Carry out feed correction with
the media pulled taut.
☞ P. 85, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like"
After feed correction, was the media pulled back?
Never pull the media back after carrying out feed correction. Doing so may cause the correction results not to be
applied properly and result in horizontal stripes.
Are the settings for the [PRESET] menu item appropriate?
If the settings selected with the [PRESET] menu item are not
suitable for the type of media, printing may be adversely
affected. Choose settings optimized to the media you're using.
☞ P. 90, "Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values"
☞ P. 91, "Loading a Saved Preset"
☞ P. 85, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like"
Colors Are Unstable or Uneven
Have you carried out bidirectional correction?
When you are performing bidirectional printing, use the
[ADJUST BI-DIR] menu item to carry out correction. The
optimal adjustment value may vary, depending mainly
on the thickness of the media. Set or select an adjustment
value that is suited to the media.
Did you shake the ink cartridges gently before installing them?
Before you install a new ink cartridge, gently shake the cartridge.
☞ P. 82, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing"
Is the media wrinkled?
☞ P. 83, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
If the media is wrinkled and comes loose from the platen,
colors may be uneven or printing quality may suffer.
Is the media heating system at a suitable temperature?
If the ink forms lumps or smudges, raise the temperature.
Note, however, that a temperature that is too high may degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
☞ P. 111, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Is the media sagging?
Performing printing using sagging roll media makes uneven
colors more likely.
☞ P. 34, "Settings for the Media Heating System"
Was printing paused partway through?
Is the temperature of the room too low?
The media heating system may not warm up sufficiently
when the ambient temperature is less than 20˚C (68˚F). Also,
even when the media heating system reaches its preset temperatures, adequate effectiveness may not be apparent if
the media is thoroughly chilled. Before printing, allow the
When printing is paused, the coloring at the seam may be
altered when printing resumes. Avoid pausing printing. With
the factory-default settings, printing pauses when an ink
cartridge runs empty. Before you perform lengthy printing,
check the amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges.
Printing may also pause when data is not sent from the com-
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puter quickly enough.
Are the operating parameters set to appropriate
values?
Depending on the settings for such menu items as [FULL
WIDTH S] and [PERIODIC CL.], uneven colors may occur.
If the settings have been changed, try restoring them to their
default values.
☞ P. 74, "Speeding Up Printing for Narrow Media"
☞ P. 74, "Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing"
Is the printer installed in a level and stable location?
Never install the machine in a location where it is tilted or
where it may wobble or experience vibration. Also, ensure
that the print heads are not exposed to wind or blown air.
These factors may lead to missing dots or reduced printing
quality.
Is the printer being used in a location subject to severe changes in the operating environment?
Large fluctuations in temperature or humidity while printing is in progress may cause the colors to change partway
through. When you're performing printing, use the machine
in a location where temperature and humidity are stable.
Are the settings for the [PRESET] menu item appropriate?
If the settings selected with the [PRESET] menu item are not
suitable for the type of media, printing may be adversely
affected. Choose settings optimized to the media you're
using.
☞ P. 90, "Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values"
☞ P. 91, "Loading a Saved Preset"
The Media Becomes Soiled When Printed
Do the print heads contact the media?
The height of the print heads may be too low. Also, if the
media is not loaded and set up correctly, it may wrinkle or
come loose and strike the heads.
☞ P. 81, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
☞ P. 111, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Are the print heads dirty?
The following may cause ink to drip on the media during
printing.
• Buildup of fibrous dust (lint) around the heads.
• Ink transferred to the heads due to rubbing against
the media.
If this happens, clean the heads using the cleaning kit. We
recommend carrying out periodic head cleaning.
☞ P. 56, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
Are the pinch rollers dirty?
Periodically clean the pinch rollers.
☞ P. 52, "Cleaning"
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6-3 The Media Jams
The Media Jams
If an error message is displayed because the media
has jammed, immediately correct the problem. Failure to do so may damage the print heads.
☞ P. 114, [MOTOR ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
Is the media warped or wrinkled?
Many factors can cause warping or wrinkling. Refer to the
following and correct the problem.
☞ P. 111, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Is the height of the print heads too low?
Try raising the heads higher. Media may inevitably warp or
wrinkle slightly, so adjust the height of the heads to take
this into account.
☞ P. 81, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
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6-4 The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly
The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly
Is media feed unstable?
Various factors can make media feed unstable. Refer to the
following and correct the problem.
☞ P. 111, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Is the paper tube installed correctly?
Securely insert the paper tube onto the end caps. If the paper tube is not attached correctly, it may spin without traction and fail to take up the media.
☞ Setup Guide
Is the paper tube bent or sagging?
Media cannot be taken up smoothly when the paper tube
is bent or sagging.
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6-5 Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable
A variety of problems can occur if the media feed is not
smooth. This can cause such problems as poor printing
quality, contact with the media by the print heads, misaligned positioning, media jams, or poor take-up.Take action as follows.
Was loaded media allowed to stand for some time?
Media may stick to the platen if it is heated for an extended
time. When printing ends, switch off the sub power or remove the media.
Is the media too thick?
Media Wrinkles or Shrinks
Media that is too thick may not only cause unstable feed,
but may scrape the print heads, resulting in malfunction.
Never use such media.
Is the media loaded and set up straight and securely?
Feed is not smooth when the media is not straight or is
tensioned unevenly on the left and right. Reload the media.
Are the grit rollers dirty?
Check to make sure the grit rollers are free of buildup of
foreign material such as media scraps.
Was loaded media allowed to stand for some time?
Media may shrink or wrinkle if it is heated for an extended
time. When printing ends, switch off the sub power or remove the media.
Are the media clamps mounted?
When you're performing printing, be sure to attach the
media clamps.
Was the media loaded while the apron and platen
were at high temperatures?
Loading media while the apron and platen are heated may
cause shrinkage or wrinkling during printing due to sudden
warming. Before loading media, switch off the sub power
and allow the apron and platen to cool.
Is the temperature of the media heating system too
high?
Set the temperature to suitable values for the type of media.
☞ P. 34, "Settings for the Media Heating System"
Media Feed Is Not Straight
Is the media loaded and set up straight and securely?
Feed is not smooth when the media is not straight or is
tensioned unevenly on the left and right. Reload the media.
Are the media holders securely fastened in place?
If the retaining screws for the media holders are not tightened securely, the roll may become unstable, impeding
smooth media feed. Firmly tighten the retaining screws so
that the media holders do not move.
Media Feed Is Not Smooth
Does the media strike some other object?
Make sure the media does not touch anything else. This
may affect printing, even when feed appears to be smooth.
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6-6 The Print Heads Stopped Moving
If the print-head carriage stops over the platen, take action immediately to prevent the heads from drying out.
5. Make the guides at the edges of the print heads line
up with the guides at the edges of the cap unit. Turn
the tool further to bring the cap unit near the heads.
What to Do First
Switch the sub power off, then back on again. (If the media
is jammed, then also remove the media.) If the print-head
carriage move to the standby position (the right side of the
main unit), it means the operation has ended successfully.
If the print-head carriage did not move, try switching off
the main power, then again switching on the main power,
followed by the sub power.
If the Heads Still Do Not Move
If the heads still do not move, carry out the following emergency response measure, then contact your authorized
Roland DG Corp. dealer.
1. Switch off the main power.
2. Open the front cover.
3. Gently move the print-head carriage by hand as far
as the standby position.
4. Insert the cap-unit tool into the hole at the bottom of
the machine and turn gently. The cap unit rises.
Cap-unit tool
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6. When the heads make contact with the cap unit, turn
the tool one or two turns more.
Make sure the print heads are capped tightly.
6-7 If a Message Appears
These are the main messages that appear on the machine's
display to prompt correct operation. They do not indicate any error. Follow the prompts and take action accordingly.
[SET CARTRIDGE.]
[1■ 2■ 3■ 4■ ...]
[SET SOLCL-LIQUID]
Only a small amount of ink remains. Replace the cartridge
indicated by the flashing number with a new cartridge.
Insert the cleaning cartridge indicated by the flashing number. This message appears at times such as during head
cleaning.
Insert the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing number.
This message appears at times such as during cartridge replacement.
[CHECK DRAIN BOTTLE]
This appears when a certain amount of discharged fluid
collects in the drain bottle. To clear the message, press
. If this screen appears, go to the [DRAIN BOTTLE]
menu item and discard the discharged fluid in the bottle.
[SET SOL CRT.]
Insert the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing number.
This message appears at times such as during cartridge replacement.
☞ P. 50, "Disposing of Discharged Ink"
[SET HEAD HEIGHT TO xxx]
[CLOSE THE FRONT COVER]
Close the front cover. For safety, the carriage does not operate while a cover is open.
[END OF THE SHEET]
The trailing edge of the media was detected during operation. Press any key on the operation panel to clear the message. Load new media.
The height of the print heads is lower than the height specified on the computer.
The heads move to a location where you can operate the
height-adjustment lever. Adjust to the displayed height, then
press
.
[SHEET NOT LOADED PRESS SETUP KEY]
[INSTALL DRAIN BOTTLE]
Load media and press
. This message appears when
an attempt to perform a printing test was made while no
media was loaded.
Check whether the drain bottle is installed. Install the drain
bottle, then press
.
[TIME FOR MAINTENANCE]
[NOW HEATING...]
It is time to clean the heads using the cleaning kit. After
verifying, press
.
Wait until the media heating system reach the preset temperature. Printing starts when
lights up.
You can stop printing by holding down
for one second or longer while this is displayed. Pressing
makes
printing start immediately, without waiting to reach the preset temperature.
☞ P. 56, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
[TIME FOR WIPER REPLACE]
It is time to replace the wipers. After verifying, press
.
☞ P. 60, "Replacing the Wipers"
[PRESS POWER KEY TO CLEAN]
This appears when the machine has been unused for about
one month. Switch on the sub power once a month.
☞ P. 64, "When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period"
[REMOVE MEDIA CLAMPS]
This appears when media cutoff is attempted without first
removing the media clamps. Execute media cutoff only after first detaching the media clamps. Pressing
while
this message is displayed quits cutoff.
[REMOVE SOLCL-LIQUID]
Remove the cleaning cartridge indicated by the flashing
number. This message appears at times such as during head
cleaning.
[REMOVE SOL CRT.]
Remove the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing number.
This message appears at times such as during cartridge replacement.
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6-8 If an Error Message Appears
This describes the error messages that may appear on
the machine's display, and how to take action to remedy
the problem. If the action described here does not correct the problem, or if an error message not described
here appears, contact your authorized Roland DG Corp.
dealer.
[AVOIDING DRY-UP TURN OFF POWER]
The print heads were forced to standby position to
prevent them from drying out.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch the sub power off,
then back on. Opening the front cover while printing is in
progress causes an emergency stop. Never allow the print
heads to remain in this state.
[DATA ERROR CANCELING...]
Printing was stopped because a problem was found
in the data received.
Operation cannot be continued. Check whether the data
contains errors. Also, check for a problem with the connector cable or the computer, and redo the operation from the
step of loading the media.
The media has jammed.
Carefully remove the jammed media. The print heads may
also be damaged. Perform head cleaning, then perform a
printing test and check the results.
The media was pulled with excessive force.
Excessive tension was applied to the media, and additional
action is necessary to recover from this state. First, move
the loading lever to the rear and adjust the media to create
a small amount of slack, then switch on the sub power.
[OPTION-DRYER IS NOT CONNECTED]
The optional auxiliary drying unit is not connected.
The [OPTION DRYER] menu item was set to "ENABLE" while
the optionally available auxiliary drying unit was not connected. Turn off the sub power and main power switches,
then correctly connect the auxiliary drying unit.
[PINCHROLL ERROR LOWER PINCHROLL]
was pressed without first lowering the pinch
rollers.
Press any key to clear the error. Pull back the loading lever,
then press
.
[HEAD HEIGHT ERROR]
The height-adjustment lever for the print heads was
operated improperly.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch the sub power off,
then back on. To change the head height, use the [HEAD
HEIGHT] menu item.
The pinch rollers were raised while
minated.
was illu-
The error is cleared automatically after a short wait. Never
move the loading lever while printing is in progress.
[SERVICE CALL xxxx]
☞ P. 81, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
[HEATING TIMEOUT CONTINUE?]
The media heating system did not reach the preset
temperature.
This occurs because the temperature of the location where
the machine is installed is too low. We recommend raising
the temperature. To quit printing, hold down
for one
second or longer. To continue waiting for the temperature
of the media heating system to rise, press
. To start
printing immediately, press
.
An unrecoverable error occurred, or part replacement that must be performed by a service technician is required.
Note the number displayed, then switch off the sub power.
After you switch off the power, inform your authorized
Roland DG Corp. dealer of the number that appeared on
the display.
[SHEET SET ERROR SET AGAIN]
was pressed even though no media is loaded.
Press any key to clear the error. Load media and pull back
[MOTOR ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
A motor error occurred.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub power.
Next, eliminate the cause of the error, then immediately
switch on the sub power. If the machine is allowed to stand
with the error uncorrected, the print heads may dry out and
become damaged.
This error may be caused by such factors as a mistake in
loading the media, a media jam, or an operation that pulls
the media with excessive force.
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the loading lever, then press
.
The [SHEET TYPE] menu item is set to "OPAQUE,"
but transparent media was loaded.
Press any key to clear the error. Set the [SHEET TYPE] menu
item to "CLEAR," then reload the media.
☞ P. 71, "Using Transparent Media"
6-8 If an Error Message Appears
[TEMPERATURE IS TOO HIGH **°C]
The temperature of the location where the machine
is installed has risen above the ambient temperature at which the machine can operate.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub power.
The displayed temperature is the current ambient temperature of the installation location. Bring the installed location
to a temperature at which operation is possible (15 to 32°C
(59 to 90°F)) and allow the machine to come to room temperature, then turn on the power.
[TEMPERATURE IS TOO LOW **°C]
The temperature of the location where the machine
is installed has fallen below the ambient temperature at which the machine can operate.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub power.
The displayed temperature is the current ambient temperature of the installation location. Bring the installed location
to a temperature at which operation is possible (15 to 32°C
(59 to 90°F)) and allow the machine to come to room temperature, then turn on the power.
[WRONG CARTRIDGE]
A cartridge that cannot be used was installed.
Remove the cartridge to clear the error. Use a cartridge of
the specified type.
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Specifications
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7-1 Usable Media
Conditions for Usable Media
Media width
XJ-740: 210 to 1,879 mm (8.3 to 74 inches)
XJ-640: 210 to 1,625 mm (8.3 to 64 inches)
XJ-540: 210 to 1,371 mm (8.3 to 54 inches)
Roll outer diameter ( A)
Maximum 210 mm (8.3 inches)
Paper tube (core) inner diameter (B)
76.2 mm (3 inches) or 50.8 mm (2 inches)
Note:Using roll media whose paper tube has an
inner diameter of 2 inches requires the included
media flanges.
Media thickness (C)
Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil)
Roll weight
XJ-740: 47 kg (103 lb.)
XJ-640: 40 kg (88 lb.)
XJ-540: 30 kg (66 lb.)
Other conditions
Media such as the following cannot be used.
➢ Media whose end is attached to the paper tube (core)
➢ Media which is severely warped or which has a strong tendency to reroll
➢ Media that cannot withstand the heat of the media heating system
➢ Media that cannot withstand the tensioning of the media take-up or feed system
➢ Media whose paper tube (core) is bent or crushed
➢ Media that bends under its own weight when loaded
➢ Media on a sagging roll
➢ Media that is rolled unevenly
This machine cannot necessarily print every kind of media. When selecting media, be sure to carry out testing in
advance to make sure that satisfactory printing quality is obtained.
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7-2 Printing Area
Printing Area and Margins
Media
Media clamp
90 mm (3.5 in.)
A
Media clamp
A
Printing area
B
Left margin
(*1)
B
Right margin
(*1) (*2)
75 mm (3 in.) (*3)
A: Setting of the [SIDE MARGIN] menu item (10 mm or 5 mm; 10 mm by default)
B: Width clamped by the media clamp (approx. 5 mm)
*1 The amount of the left and right margins is the total of A and B. In the following cases, however, the setting for A
becomes the amount of margin without change.
➢ When media has been loaded without installing the media clamps and
has been pressed
➢ When the [SHEET TYPE] menu item is set to [CLEAR] (regardless of whether the media clamps are present)
*2 The amount of margin can be changed by using
.
*3 Margin length required by the media take-up and feed systems is approximately 1,100 mm (43 in.).
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7-2 Printing Area
Media-cutoff Location During Continuous Printing
When a media-cutoff command is sent from the computer, the cutoff location on the media is as shown in the figure
below.
Second page
75 mm
Location where
separated
Margin
(setting on the computer)
First page
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7-3 Locations of the Power Rating and Serial Number Labels
Serial Number
This is required when you seek maintenance, servicing, or support. Never peel off the label or let it get
dirty.
Power Rating
Use an electrical outlet that meets the requirements
for voltage, frequency, and amperage given here.
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7-4 Specifications
XJ-740
Printing technology
Media
Width
XJ-640
XJ-540
Piezoelectric inkjet
210 to 1,879 mm
(8.3 to 74 in.)
210 to 1,625 mm
(8.3 to 64 in.)
210 to 1,371 mm
(8.3 to 54 in.)
Thickness
Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner
Roll outer diameter
Maximum 210 mm (8.3 in.)
Roll weight
Maximum 47 kg (103 lb.) Maximum 40 kg (88 lb.) Maximum 30 kg (66 lb.)
Core diameter
76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing width (*1)
Ink cartridges
Maximum 1,869 mm
(73.6 in.)
Types
Colors
Maximum 1,361 mm
(53.6 in)
220-cc cartridge / 440-cc cartridge
6 colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light-cyan, and light-magenta) or
4 colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Printing resolution (dots per inch)
Distance accuracy (*2) (*3)
Media heating system (*4)
Maximum 1,440 dpi
Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Preheater and print heater, setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to
50°C (86 to 122°F)
Dryer, setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 55°C (86 to 130°F)
Roll outer diameter
Roll weight
Media take-up
system
Maximum 1,615 mm
(63.6 in.)
Connectivity
Power-saving function
Power requirements
Power consumption During operation
Sleep mode
Acoustic noise level During operation
During standby
Dimensions (with stand)
Weight (with stand)
Environmental
Power on (*5)
Power off
Maximum 250 mm (9.8 in.)
Maximum 50 kg (110 lb.)
Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Automatic sleep feature
AC 100 to 120 V ±10%, 13 A, 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V ±10%, 7 A, 50/60 Hz
Approx. 1,600 W
Approx. 47 W
64 dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
45 dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
3,169 (W) x 1,103 (D) x
1,260 (H) mm
(124.8 (W) x 43.4 (D) x
49.6 (H) in.)
2,948 (W) x 1,103 (D) x
1,260 (H) mm
(116 (W) x 43.4 (D) x
49.6 (H) in.)
2,694(W) x 1,103 (D) x
1,260 (H) mm
(106 (W) x 43.4 (D) x
49.6 (H) in.)
225 kg (495 lb.)
213 kg (469 lb.)
200 kg (440 lb.)
Temperature: 15 to 32ºC (59 to 90ºF) (20ºC [68ºF] or more recommended),
humidity: 35 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Temperature: 5 to 40˚C (41 to 104˚F), humidity: 20 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Accessories
Exclusive stands, power cord, media clamps, media flanges, replacement blade
for separating knife, cleaning kit, software RIP, User's Manual, etc.
*1
The length of printing is subject to the limitations of the program.
*2
➢With Roland PET film, print travel: 1 m
➢Temperature: 25°C (77°F), humidity: 50%
*3
Not assured when the print heater or dryer is used.
*4
➢ Warm-up is required after powerup. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment.
➢ Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the preset temperature may fail to be reached.
*5
Operating environment
Humidity (%)
(no condensation) 80
Use in an operating environment
with this range.
55
35
0
122
15 20
27 32 °C (°F)
(59) (68) (81) (90)
Temperature
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