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MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
URL: http://mimaki.com/
D202937-22
Original instructions
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CAUTION ........................................................................................ v
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ............................................................ v
Requests .............................................................................................. v
FCC Statement (USA) .......................................................................... v
Interference to televisions and radios ................................................... v
Foreword ......................................................................................... v
About usable ink ................................................................................... v
On This Operation manual ................................................................... v
Safety Precautions ..........................................................................vi
Symbols ............................................................................................... vi
Safety interlock .................................................................................... ix
Warning labels ................................................................................ x
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ..............................................xii
Chapter 1
Before Use
Moving This Machine ................................................................... 1-2
Where to Install This Machine ........................................................... 1-2
Working Environmental Temperature................................................ 1-2
Moving This Machine ........................................................................ 1-2
Names of Parts and Functions .................................................... 1-4
Front Side of the Machine .................................................................
Rear Side and Right Side of the Machine .........................................
Operation Panel ................................................................................
Media sensor.....................................................................................
Carriage.............................................................................................
Capping station .................................................................................
Pinch rollers and Grit rollers ..............................................................
1-4
1-5
1-6
1-8
1-8
1-8
1-8
Connecting Cables ...................................................................... 1-9
Connecting USB2.0 Interface Cable ................................................. 1-9
Connecting the LAN cable................................................................. 1-9
Connecting the power cable............................................................ 1-10
Setting Ink .................................................................................. 1-11
Caution in handling of ink packs...................................................... 1-14
Media ......................................................................................... 1-14
Usable sizes of media ..................................................................... 1-14
Caution in handling of medias ......................................................... 1-14
Limited media .................................................................................. 1-15
Menu mode ................................................................................ 1-16
Chapter 2
Basic Operations
Workflow ...................................................................................... 2-2
Turning the Power ON/OFF ......................................................... 2-3
Turning the Power ON....................................................................... 2-3
Turning the Power OFF..................................................................... 2-3
Setting a Media ............................................................................ 2-4
Setting Feeding and Take-up unit .....................................................
Adjusting the Head Height.................................................................
Checking spacer................................................................................
Using the tension bar to set the roll media ........................................
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2-4
2-5
2-6
2-8
Setting roll media without using tension bar .................................... 2-13
Feeding/ Take-up device ................................................................. 2-16
Setting leaf media............................................................................ 2-21
Changing the printing origin ............................................................ 2-22
Test Printing ...............................................................................2-23
Test Printing .................................................................................... 2-23
Set the media feeding ................................................................2-24
Flow of media feeding correction .................................................... 2-24
Setting the torque limiter ................................................................. 2-25
Head Cleaning ...........................................................................2-25
About head cleaning........................................................................ 2-25
Perform head cleaning depending on the test printing result .......... 2-25
Setting of Media Correction ........................................................2-26
Setting of Media Correction ............................................................. 2-26
If the Positions of Dots Shift... ....................................................2-26
Printing Data ..............................................................................2-27
Starting a Printing Operation ........................................................... 2-27
Stopping a Printing Operation ......................................................... 2-27
Deleting Received Data (Data Clear) .............................................. 2-27
Behavior after printing has been completed .................................... 2-27
Chapter 3
Setup
About SETUP MENU ...................................................................3-2
SETUP MENU table .......................................................................... 3-3
Register the optimal print conditions to match the use...................... 3-4
Setting of Media Correction ............................................................... 3-6
If the Positions of Dots Shift... ........................................................... 3-7
Setting of Logical Seek...................................................................... 3-7
Setting of Overprint ........................................................................... 3-8
Setting of Drying Time ....................................................................... 3-8
Setting of Left and Right Margins ...................................................... 3-8
Setting of Feed Speed....................................................................... 3-9
Setting of MAPS4 .............................................................................. 3-9
Setting Auto Cleaning...................................................................... 3-10
Setting Interval wiping ..................................................................... 3-11
Setting External heater .................................................................... 3-11
About MACHINE SETUP MENU ................................................3-12
MACHINE SETUP MENU table ...................................................... 3-13
Setting a AUTO Power-off ............................................................... 3-14
Setting Top Blower .......................................................................... 3-14
Setting the Display of Media Residual............................................. 3-15
Setting the PG Drop Adjust ............................................................. 3-15
Setting the Media Detection ............................................................ 3-15
Setting the Drying Feed................................................................... 3-16
Setting a LANGUAGE ..................................................................... 3-16
Setting Time .................................................................................... 3-16
Setting Unit (Temperature/ Length) ................................................. 3-17
Setting a KEY BUZZER................................................................... 3-17
Setting the VIEW FEED .................................................................. 3-17
Setting the amount of blank space between printed lines ............... 3-17
Setting the SPACE FEED MODE.................................................... 3-17
Set the network ............................................................................... 3-18
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Setting event mail function .............................................................. 3-18
Initializing the Settings..................................................................... 3-22
About NOZZLE CHECK MENU ................................................. 3-23
INFORMATION MENU table........................................................... 3-23
Printing Check Flow ........................................................................ 3-24
Printing Operations at “Nozzle Missing” Judgment and Error Occurrence
3-24
Setting the Printing Check............................................................... 3-25
Setting the NOZZLE RECOVERY................................................... 3-25
Setting the JudgementCondition ..................................................... 3-25
About INFORMATION MENU .................................................... 3-26
INFORMATION MENU table........................................................... 3-26
Displaying the Information............................................................... 3-27
Chapter 4
Maintenance
Maintenance ................................................................................ 4-2
Precautions for Maintenance............................................................. 4-2
About Cleaning Solution ....................................................................4-2
Cleaning the Fabric Retainer............................................................. 4-2
Cleaning the Exterior Surfaces.......................................................... 4-2
Cleaning the Media Sensor ............................................................... 4-3
Cleaning folding bar (take-up side) ................................................... 4-3
Cleaning the tension roller................................................................. 4-3
Cleaning the Ink receiving spacer ..................................................... 4-3
Cleaning the Platen ........................................................................... 4-4
Cleaning of grit roller ......................................................................... 4-4
About MAINTENANCE MENU ..................................................... 4-6
MAINTENANCE MENUs at-a-glance................................................ 4-7
Maintaining the Capping Station .................................................. 4-8
Cleaning the Wiper and Cap ............................................................. 4-8
Washing the Head Nozzle................................................................. 4-9
Washing the Ink Discharge Passage .............................................. 4-11
When the Machine Is Not Used for a Long Time ............................ 4-12
Cleaning the Ink Head and the Area around It .......................... 4-14
Nozzle Recovery Function ..................................................................... 4-15
Reset the set value.......................................................................... 4-16
Check the condition for which nozzle recovery cannot be
performed ........................................................................................ 4-16
Enabling or disabling nozzle recovery during a test print ................ 4-17
Automatic Maintenance Function .............................................. 4-17
Setting the Refreshing Intervals ......................................................
Setting the Tube Wash Intervals .....................................................
Setting the Cleaning Intervals and Type .........................................
Suspend the nozzle cleaning ..........................................................
4-17
4-18
4-18
4-18
Fill up Ink ................................................................................... 4-19
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Replacing consumables .............................................................4-19
Replacing the wiper ......................................................................... 4-19
If a Waste Ink Tank Confirmation Message Appears ...................... 4-20
Replace the waste ink tank with another ......................................... 4-21
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................5-2
Power does not turn on ..................................................................... 5-2
The machine does not start printing .................................................. 5-2
Media get jammed / media is soiled .................................................. 5-2
Image quality is poor ......................................................................... 5-3
Nozzle is clogged .............................................................................. 5-3
Ink IC warning appears ..................................................................... 5-3
When the Ink Leakage Occurs .......................................................... 5-3
Warning / Error Messages ...........................................................5-4
Warning messages............................................................................ 5-4
Error messages ................................................................................. 5-7
Chapter 6
Appendix
Specifications ...............................................................................6-2
Machine specifications ...................................................................... 6-2
Ink specifications ............................................................................... 6-3
Setting orders depending on ink type ...........................................6-5
Setting orders of ink cartridges.......................................................... 6-5
Sheet for inquiry ...........................................................................6-6
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CAUTION
CAUTION
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OF MIMAKI SHALL BE THE SOLE
AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, AND MIMAKI NEITHER
ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES DEALER TO ASSUME FOR IT
ANY OTHER OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY OR MAKE ANY
OTHER WARRANTY OR MAKE ANY OTHER WARRANTY IN
CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT WITHOUT MIMAKI’S
PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MIMAKI BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR
LOSS OF PROFITS OF DEALER OR CUSTOMERS OF ANY
PRODUCT.
Foreword
Congratulations on your purchase of MIMAKI color ink jet
printer "Tx300P-1800" .
“Tx300P-1800” is a color inkjet printer that can print on
1.8m-width media with sublimation dye ink (4-color and 6color).
About usable ink
You can use aqueous sublimation dye ink/ Disperse dye
ink/ Textile pigment ink/ Acid-dye ink/ Reactive-dye ink for
this machine.
• For usable ink, refer to P.6-3 “Ink
specifications” and P.6-5 “Setting orders
of ink cartridges”.
Requests
• This Operation manual has been carefully prepared for
your easy understanding.
However, please do not hesitate to contact a distributor
in your district or our office if you have any inquiry.
• Description contained in this Operation manual are
subject to change without notice for improvement.
FCC Statement (USA)
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 Operation 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.
In the case where MIMAKI-recommended cable is not used for
connection of this device, limits provided by FCC rules can be
exceeded.
To prevent this, use of MIMAKI-recommended cable is essential
for the connection of this printer.
On This Operation manual
• This Operation manual is describing the operations
and maintenance of "Color inkjet printer Tx300P-1800"
(called as this machine hereafter)
• Read this Operation manual carefully and understand
them thoroughly to use.
• It is also necessary to keep this Operation manual on
hand.
• This Operation manual has been carefully prepared for
your easy understanding, however, please do not
hesitate to contact a distributor in your district or our
office if you have any inquiry.
• Descriptions contained in this Operation manual are
subject to change without any notice for improvement.
• In the case when this Operation manual should be
illegible due to destruction or lost by fire or breakage,
purchase another copy of the Operation manual from
our office.
• You can also download the latest manual from our
website.
Interference to televisions and radios
The product described in this manual generates high frequency
when operating.
The product can interfere with radios and televisions if set up or
commissioned under improper conditions.
The product is not guaranteed against any damage to specificpurpose radio and televisions.
The product’s interference with your radio or television will be
checked by turning on/off the power switch of the product.
In the event that the product is the cause of interference, try to
eliminate it by taking one of the following corrective measures or
taking some of them in combination.
• Change the orientation of the antenna of the television set or
radio to find a position without reception difficulty.
• Separate the television set or radio from this product.
• Plug the power cord of this product into an outlet which is
isolated from power circuits connected to the television set or
radio.
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Reproduction of this manual is strictly prohibited.
All Rights Reserved.Copyright
© 2016 MIMAKI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions
Symbols
Symbols are used in this Operation Manual for safe
operation and for prevention of damage to the machine.
The indicated sign is different depending on the content of
caution.
Symbols and their meanings are given below. Please
follow these instructions as you read this manual.
Examples
Explanation
Failure to observe the instructions given with this symbol
can result in death or serious injuries to personnel. Be
sure to read it carefully and use it properly.
Failure to observe the instructions given with this
symbol can result in injuries to personnel or
damage to property.
Important notes in use of this machine are given
with this symbol. Understand the notes thoroughly
to operate the machine properly.
Useful information is given with this symbol. Refer to
the information to operate the machine properly.
Indicates the reference page for related contents.
The symbol "
" indicates that the instructions must
be observed as strictly as the CAUTION instructions
(including DANGER and WARNING instructions). A sign
representing a precaution (the sign shown at left warns of
hazardous voltage) is shown in the triangle.
The symbol "
" indicates that the action
shown is prohibited. A sign representing a
prohibited action (the sign shown at left prohibits
disassembly) is shown in or around the circle.
The symbol "
" indicates that the action shown must
be taken without fail or the instructions must be observed
without fail. A sign representing a particular instruction
(the sign shown at left instructs to unplug the cable from
the wall outlet) is shown in the circle.
Warning for Use
WARNING
• The set of power cables provided with this machine is
for use with this machine only, and cannot be used
with other electrical devices. Do not use any power
cables other than the ones provided with the machine.
Failure to observe those instructions may result in fire
or electric shocks.
• Take care not to damage, break or work upon the
power cable. If a heavy material is placed on the power
cable, or if it is heated or pulled, the power cable can
break, thus resulting in fire or electric shocks.
WARNING
• Do not use this machine in an environment where
humidity is high or the machine may get wet. Using the
machine under such environment may result in fire or
electric shock, or cause malfunction.
• Use of the machine under an abnormal condition
where it produces smoke or strange smell can result in
fire or electric shocks. If such an abnormality is found,
be sure to turn off the power switch immediately and
unplug the cable from the wall outlet. Check first that
the machine no longer produces smoke, and then
contact your distributor or a sales office of MIMAKI for
repair.
• Never repair your machine by yourself since it is very
dangerous for you to do so.
• Never disassemble or remodel the main unit of the
machine or the ink cartridge. Disassembly or
remodeling can result in an electric shock or
breakdown of the machine.
1
• Do not use extension cords. Doing so may result in fire
or electric shocks.
• Keep the power plug prong clear of any foreign object
such as a piece of metal. Failure to do so may result in
a fire or electric shocks.
2
• Do not plug too may leads into a single socket. Doing
so may result in fire or electric shocks.
• Do not use the machine if the power cord or plug is
damaged. Using the machine with damaged power
cord may result in fire or electric shocks. Contact your
service representative for replacement cord.
• Do not handle the power plug with wet hands. Doing
so may result in electric shocks.
3
• In case of ink leakage, please turn off the main power,
unplug the power cable and contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
• Grasp by holding the plug itself when removing the
power plug from wall outlet, and never hold by the
cord. Holding and pulling the cord may damage the
cord, leading to fire or electric shocks.
Hazardous Moving Parts
• Keep Fingers and Other Body Parts Away
• If a foreign object such as a small piece of metal or a
liquid such as water gets inside the machine, turn off
the machine and unplug the power cord immediately,
then consult your service representative. Continuing to
use the machine without proper maintenance or repair
may result in fire or electric shocks.
4
Precautions in Use
5
CAUTION
Power supply
Leave the breaker turned ON.
Do not turn off the main power switch on the
right side of this machine.
6
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Safety Precautions
CAUTION
Handling of ink packs
• Keep ink away from an open flame. Also keep the
room well ventilated when you use or handle ink.
• If you get ink in your eyes, immediately wash your
eyes with a lot of clean water for at least 15
minutes. In doing so, also wash eyes to rinse ink
away completely. Then, consult a doctor as soon as
possible.
• If anyone drinks ink by mistake, keep him or her
quiet and see a doctor immediately. Do not allow
him or her to swallow the vomit.
Then contact the emergency number written in
SDS.
• If you inhale a lot of vapor and feel bad,
immediately move to a location of fresh air and then
keep yourself warm and quiet. Then, consult a
doctor as soon as possible.
• Store ink packs in a place that is out of the reach of
children.
• If the ink adheres to your skin, use a large amount
of water and soap or special detergent for skin to
remove the ink.
• Be sure to store ink packs out of reach of children.
• When you removed the ink pack from the seat
before it ends, wipe ink adhering to inside of the
connector part of the ink pack with a cotton swab
etc. If ink adhering to inside of the connector part
may dry out, it may cause ink leakage when using it
again.
CAUTION
Handling of the power cable
• Connect to a socket-outlet with determinate polarity.
• For PLUGGABLE EQUIPMENT, the socket-outlet
shall be installed near the equipment and shall be
easily accessible.
• Check the voltage of the wall outlet and the
capacity of the circuit breaker before you plug the
power cords. Plug each power cord to different
outlet that has independent circuit breaker. If you
plug more than one power cord to wall outlets that
share the same circuit breaker, the power may be
cut off by the breaker.
• Do not use the machine unless it is connected to a
power supply that satisfies the displayed voltage
condition.
• Unplug the cord from the wall outlet and remove
dust from the power plug periodically, at least once
a year. Failure to do so may result in fire or electric
shocks.
Notes When Handling this machine
• Use the equipment in a well-ventilated or notairtight room.
• Ventilate the room sufficiently before using the
equipment.
• Do not place the equipment in a humid or dusty
place. Otherwise, there is a risk of fire or electrical
shock.
• Do not place the equipment in an unstable place
such as on a shaky table and on a tilted surface.
The equipment may fall over or drop and cause
injury.
• To replace a printing media, be careful not to pinch
your fingers or get injured.
• When removing eco case from the seat, be sure to
wear safety glasses etc. Ink may spatter and get in
your eyes. Do not pull out and insert the middle
cartridge again as much as possible.
Note on maintenance
• When cleaning the ink-station or the heads, be sure to
wear the included safety glasses and gloves
• When handling ink and cleaning solution, pay close
attention to ventilation and be sure to wear the
included safety glasses and gloves.
• Before using ink and cleaning solution, be sure to read
the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
• If you inhale a great deal of vapor and feel ill,
immediately move to a location with plenty of fresh air,
and keep yourself warm and quiet. Consult a doctor as
soon as possible.
• The gloves supplied with the machine are disposable.
When all the gloves are expended, purchase an
equivalent product on the market.
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• Do not leave the ink slot empty for a long time.
Leaving it empty may dry the slot and solidify the
ink in the machine, then the machine will become
unable to supply ink.
• If ink packs are not set in the ink slot, an error
message will display on the printer to set ink packs.
Set the same colored ink cartridge as the ink used
before.
• Consult with the service shop about cleaning inside
the equipment.
Leaving the equipment with dust inside without
cleaning for a long time may cause a fire or device
failure. Consult with the distributor or service shop
for the cost of cleaning inside the equipment.
• To move the equipment, contact the nearest service
shop.
Safety Precautions
CAUTIONS and NOTES
Warning
Disposition of this machine
• Consult your sales or service representative for proper disposal
of this machine. Otherwise, commission an industrial waste
disposal company.
Protection of media from dust
• Store media in a bag. Wiping off dust accumulated on media will
adversely affect the media due to static electricity.
• When leaving the workshop after the working hours, do not
leave any media on the roll hanger. If any media is left on the roll
hanger, it can get dusty.
Periodic replacement parts
• Some parts of this machine must be replaced with a new one
periodically by service personnel. Be sure to make a contract
with your distributor or dealer for After sale service to ensure a
long life of your machine.
Warning
• Consult your sales or service representative for proper disposal
of ink cartridge, ink pack, and waste ink.
When you dispose them by yourself, follow the regulations
stipulated by the industrial waste disposer or the country or
region you live in.
Notes on maintenance
• It is strongly recommended to use the machine in a room that is
not dusty.
• Keep the front cover closed even when the machine is not
printing. If not, dust can accumulate on the nozzles in the heads.
• Dust in the heads can also cause drops of ink to fall suddenly
down on the media during printing. In such a case, be sure to
clean up the heads.
• When cleaning the ink-station or the heads, make sure to wear
the attached gloves and safety glasses.
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• Perform wiping (removal of dust and paper powder) of the
capping station and wiper frequently.
Handling of media
• Use media recommended by MIMAKI to ensure reliable, highquality printing.
• Pay attention to the expansion and contraction of the media.
Do not use media immediately after unpacking. The media can
be affected by the room temperature and humidity, and thus it
may expand and contract.The media have to be left in the
atmosphere in which they are to be used for 30 minutes or more
after unpacked.
Cautions on Installation
CAUTION
2
A place exposed to direct
On an inclined surface
sunlight
• Do not use curled media.
The use of curled media can not only cause a media jam but
also affect print quality.
Straighten the sheet of media, if significantly curled, before
using it for printing. If a regular-sized coated sheet of media is
rolled and stored, the coated side has to face outside.
• Do not leave the media with the heater ON for a long time.
Handling of ink packs
A place that vibrates
3
A place exposed to direct air flow
from an air conditioner or the like.
• The safety evaluation of this machine assumes that the ink
recommended by this company is used. For safe usage of this
machine, use the ink recommended by this company
• Never refill the ink pack with ink. Refilled ink pack can cause a
trouble. Remember that MIMAKI assumes no responsibility for
any damage caused by the use of the ink pack replenished with
ink.
• If the ink pack is moved from a cold place to a warm place, leave
it in the room temperature for three hours or more before using
it.
• Open the ink pack just before installing it in the machine. If it is
opened and left for an extended period of time, normal printing
performance of the machine may not be ensured.
• Make sure to store ink packs in a cool and dark place.
• Store ink packs and waste ink bottle in a place that is out of the
reach of children.
• Be sure to thoroughly consume the ink in the ink pack, once it is
opened, within three months. If an extended period of time has
passed away after opening the cartridge tank, printing quality
would be poor.
4
A place where temperature or Around a place where fire
humidity varies significantly is used
•Use the machine under the
following environmental
conditions:
•Operating environment:
20 to 30 °C
(68 to 86 °F)
35 to 65 % (Rh)
5
• Neither pound the cartridge nor shake it violently, as doing so
can cause leakage of ink.
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Safety Precautions
Safety interlock
This machine is equipped with interlocks to terminate the
operation for your safety when the cover opens during
printing etc. (red circle parts in the figure below).
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Warning labels
Warning labels
Warning labels are stuck on the machine. Be sure to fully understand the warning given on the labels.
If a warning label is illegible due to stains or has come off, purchase a new one from a distributor or our sales office.
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2
When the maintenance cover is open
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4
5
6
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Warning labels
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No.
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M907833
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M903330
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Label
Warning labels
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We hereby declare that the following our products conform with the essential health and safety requirements of EC
Directives.
Product
Color Inkjet Printer
Model No.
Tx300P-1800
Serial No. covered
AABCDEEE
AA: W3, B: 0 to 9, C: any alpha-numeric, D: any alphabet, EEE: 001 to 999
Manufacturer
MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO.,LTD.
2182-3, Shigeno-otsu, Tomi, Nagano, 389-0512, JAPAN
Authorised Compiler in the Community
MIMAKI EUROPE B.V.
Stammerdijk 7E 1112 AA Diemen, The Netherlands
Managing Director Koji Shimizu
Directives
Machinery Directive
Low Voltage Directive
EMC Directive
RoHS Directive
2006/42/EC
2014/35/EU
2014/30/EU
2011/65/EU
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The above products have been evaluated for conformity with above directives using the following European standards.
The technical construction file (TCF) for this product is retained at the above Manufacturer’s location.
Machinery Directive / Low Voltage Directive
EN ISO12100:2010, EN60204-1:2006+A1, EN60950-1:2006+A11+A1+A12
EMC Directive
EN55022:2010, EN61000-3-2:2006+A1+A2, EN61000-3-3:2008, EN55024:2010
RoHS Directive
EN50581:2012
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Chapter 1
Before Use
This chapter
describes the items required to understand before use, such as the name of each part of
the machine or the installation procedures.
Moving This Machine .................................... 1-2
Where to Install This Machine ..................... 1-2
Working Environmental Temperature ......... 1-2
Moving This Machine .................................. 1-2
Names of Parts and Functions...................... 1-4
Front Side of the Machine ........................... 1-4
Rear Side and Right Side of the Machine ... 1-5
Operation Panel .......................................... 1-6
Media sensor ............................................... 1-8
Carriage ...................................................... 1-8
Capping station ........................................... 1-8
Pinch rollers and Grit rollers ........................ 1-8
Connecting Cables........................................ 1-9
Connecting USB2.0 Interface Cable ............1-9
Connecting the LAN cable ...........................1-9
Connecting the power cable ......................1-10
Setting Ink ................................................... 1-11
Caution in handling of ink packs ................1-14
Media .......................................................... 1-14
Usable sizes of media ................................1-14
Caution in handling of medias ...................1-14
Limited media ............................................1-15
Menu mode ................................................. 1-16
Chapter 1 Before Use
Moving This Machine
Where to Install This Machine
Secure a suitable installation space before assembling
this machine.
The place of installation must have enough space for not
only this machine itself, but also for the printing operation.
Model
Width
Depth
Tx300P-1800
3,200 mm
(126.0 in)
965 mm
(38.0 in)
Height
Move this machine according to the following steps when
this machine needs to be moved on the same step-free
floor.
• When the machine is moved to any place other
than on the same step-free floor, contact your
distributor or our service office.
If you move it by yourself, failure or damage may
occur. Be sure to request your distributor or our
service office to move this machine.
Gross
weight
1,857 mm
255 kg
(73.1 in) (562.2 lb)
500 mm or more
(19.7 in or more)
4,2
(16 00 m
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• When moving this machine, take care that it does
not receive a significant impact.
• Be sure to lock the casters after moving of this
machine.
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Remove the caster blocks.
2
Raise the take-up and feeding legs.
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500 mm or more
(19.7 in or more)
Working Environmental Temperature
Use this machine in an environment of 20 to 30C (68 to
86F) to ensure reliable printing.
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Move this machine as shown in the figure.
• For safety, be sure to operate it with 4 people or
more.
• Do not push the cover to move this machine since
the cover may be broken.
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4
Lower the take-up and feeding legs.
2
5
Reinstall the caster blocks.
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2
5
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Names of Parts and Functions
Front Side of the Machine
Maintenance cover (upper)
Front cover
Open the cover in maintenance.
Even when the power switch is off, keep all covers
Open the cover in setting of medias, taking of
measures against jamming of medias or in
maintenance inside the station.
Even when the power switch is off, keep this cover
Ink cartridges
Tension roller
Each cartridge contains an ink of a particular
color.
This roller feeds media.
Clamp lever (front)
Moves the pinch rollers up and down to hold or
release the media.
Carriage
Move the print head unit from side to side.
Operation panel
This panel has the operation keys
required for operating the machine and
the LCDs for displaying setting items,
CleaningSolutionCartridge slot
Insert the cleaning solution cartridge.
Roll rests
Waste ink tank
Rests for placing the roll on
when installing roll media.
Waste ink gathers in this tank.
Stand
Take-up tension bar
It supports to adjust the tension to wind up roll
media.
Supports the main body of the machine. It is
provided with casters that are used to move
this machine.
Take-up folding bar
It supports to stabilize the tension to wind up roll
media.
Fabric roller
Removes ink adhering to tension roller to
prevent ink from spoiling cloth media.
Maintenance cover (lower)
Open the cover in maintenance.
Even when the power switch is off, keep all covers
closed.
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Take-up device
Automatically winds up the roll media printed.
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Rear Side and Right Side of the Machine
Clamp lever (rear)
Interlocks with the clamp lever
in the font of this machine.
Top blower
Suppress upward
floating of the ink mist
that occurs during
printing.
Feeding folding bar
1
Stabilizes the media
tension on the feeding
side.
Waste ink tank
Waste ink gathers in this tank.
2
Feeding device
This device feeds media
forward in the direction of the
Feeding tension bar
Adjusts the media tension on the feeding side.
Roll holders
2
Putting this into the paper core (right and left) of a roll
media, hold the media. It supports the paper core of 2
inch and 3 inch.
USB 2.0 connector
This is USB2.0 interface connector.
LAN connector
2
This is Ethernet interface connector.
Main power switch
Turns on/off the main power for this machine. Leave
the main power turned on to prevent ink clogging.
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AC inlet
Connect the power cable to the AC inlet.
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Operation Panel
Use the operation panel to make settings for printing or operate this machine.
Display
key
12:00
Local
<Setup 1>
LOCAL
Changes over the functions of the
function keys ([FUNC1]–[FUNC3]).
Displays the following items:
• Printer status
• Set media width
• Ink status *1
• Functions assigned to [FUNC1]
to [FUNC3] *2
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
PRE
PRINT
POST
30°
/40°30°
/35°40°
/50°
/
/
key
MENU
Press this to set various functions or
to do test printing. The function
keys’ functions are changed each
time [SEL] key is pressed.
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
JOG key
Status indicator lamp
Use these keys to shift the carriage or
the media in [LOCAL]. Also use them to
select an item of printing conditions.
Indicates the machine’s status (printing, error occurred, etc).
Condition of Lamp
Machine is in LOCAL mode, no print data has been
received, and no errors have occurred.
OFF
key
Cancels the last input value or returns
the setting menu to the immediate
higher level of the hierarchy. Also, press
this to turn the power on or off. (Give it a
long press to turn the power off.)
Lit steady Light blue
Flashing Light blue
In test printing: printing a pattern stored inside the
machine.
Print data still remains in the machine.
Flashing red
Registers the last input value as the
setting value or goes to the immediate
lower level of the hierarchy.
Switched to REMOTE mode.
Currently printing.
Lit steady blue
key
Condition of machine
Error has occurred.
Lit steady red
Error (SYSTEM HALT) has occurred.
Lit steady yellow
Firmware is being updated.
• The power switch under the operation panel lights in blue when the power is turned on, and off when the power switch
is turned off. The ink clogging prevention function is periodically operated even when the power switch is OFF if the
P.1-5
main power switch keeps being ON. (Auto maintenance function)
*1 : Ink Status
Status of the ink cartridge (remaining ink/error, etc.) is displayed using icons. Each icon is described below.
Icon
Contents
The remaining amount of ink is displayed in 9 stages. The remaining amount decreases moving to the right.
ink full
Approximately
1/8 consumed
Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately
near end
1/4 consumed. 3/8 consumed. 1/2 consumed. 5/8 consumed. 3/4 consumed. 7/8 consumed.
Displayed at ink end (only when the 4-color ink set is used) and ink near end.
Indicates that the cartridge cannot be used due to ink end or ink error (remaining ink 0, cartridge not attached, etc.).
Indicates that ink has expired or that one month has passed after the expiration date. Please use quickly. Ink can no
longer be used if two months have passed after the expiration date.
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*2 : Functions assigned to [FUNC1] to [FUNC3]
Contents of functions assigned to [FUNC1] to [FUNC3] are described below.
Icon
Contents
Displays “MENU” for setting functions.
Displays maintenance functions such as test print, cleaning, etc.
Shifts to REMOTE from LOCAL and starts printing.
Displays adjustment functions such as FEED COMP, DROP.POScorrect, etc.
1
Executes data clear.
Suspends printing in REMOTE and shifts to LOCAL.
When there are multiple items on the MENU screen or other screens, it moves to the next page.
2
When there are multiple items on the MENU screen or other screens, it moves to the previous page.
Used for completing confirmation when warning message has been displayed and so on.
2
Used for turning functions OFF or cancelling them, for example, when turning heater settings OFF and so on.
Some kind of setting or function is assigned. Operate according to the description of each function.
Switches between enable/disable when selecting multiple items, for example, when selecting target head for
cleaning and so on.
2
Resets the media.
• The color of icons changes according to the state of the printer.
When the icon is green
: The printer is in REMOTE mode.
When the icon is dark blue : The printer is in LOCAL mode.
When the icon is yellow
: A warning has been issued.
When the icon is red
: An error has been issued.
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Media sensor
The media sensor detects the presence of the media and the
media length.
This machine has two media sensors on the platen (in the rear).
Capping station
The capping station consists of the ink caps, the wiper for
cleaning the heads, etc.
The ink caps prevent the nozzles in the ink heads from
drying up.
The wiper cleans the nozzles in the heads.
The wiper is consumable.If the wiper is deformed or the
media is stained, replace the wiper with a new one.
• Be sure to wear the attached safety glasses in
cleaning within the capping station to protect your
eyes against ink. Otherwise, you may get ink in
your eyes.
Media sensor
• When setting a media, be sure to cover the media
sensors located on the rear of the platen. The
media cannot be detected unless it is placed over
the sensor.
Carriage
The carriage is provided with the ink heads for printing,
the “LED pointer” to be used for manually setting the width
of the set media (
P.2-15).
A lever is also provided to adjust the height of Head
according to the thickness of media. (
P.2-5)
Pinch rollers and Grit rollers
This machine retains the media with the pinch rollers and
grit rollers. During printing operation, the grit rollers feed
the media forward.
• Keep the pinch rollers lifted up when this machine
is not in use. If the pinch rollers are left lowered
for an extended period of time, they can be
deformed and fail to securely retain the media.
Pinch roller
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Grit roller
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Connecting Cables
Connecting USB2.0 Interface Cable
USB cable
 Removing USB memory
If a USB memory module is inserted in the personal
computer to which a Tx300P machine is connected,
click "Stop" in the "Safely Remove Hardware" window
by following the instructions given there first and then
remove the module.
Leaving a USB memory module inserted can cause
[ERROR 10 COMMAND ERROR].
Copy the data onto the hard disk before outputting it
for printing.
Connect the PC and this machine with the USB2.0
interface cable.
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• Your RIP must be compatible with USB 2.0.
• Contact a RIP maker near your location or our
office when the USB2.0 interface is not attached
to the PC.
Connecting the LAN cable
Notes on USB 2.0 Interface
• Your RIP must be compatible with USB 2.0.
 When two or more Tx300P machines are
connected to one personal computer
When two or more Tx300P machines are connected to
one personal computer, the personal computer may
not recognize all the Tx300P machines normally.
Reconnect the unrecognized Tx300P machine to
another USB port, if available, and check to see if it is
recognized.If the Tx300P machine is not recognized
by the newly connected USB port, use USB 2.0
repeater cables available on the market.
When connecting LAN cable, be sure to follow the note
below:
2
• Surely insert LAN cable until clicking noise
sounds.
• Do not plug in or unplug any cable during data
transferring.
Printing Via a Network
2
If printing via a network, you need to configure your
network with the following environment.
If you configure it with an inappropriate environment, it
could cause printing to stop.
• Use LAN cables that are category 6 or higher.
• Use a switching hub and PC that support 1000BASE-T.
• Set the PC sending the print data and the printer
to the same network.
• You cannot connect via a router.
2
 If connecting directly to the printer
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 Notes on peripheral devices in USB high speed mode
When a peripheral device (USB memory or USB HDD) to
be operated in USB high speed mode is connected to the
same personal computer that a Tx300P machine is
connected to, the USB device may not be recognized.
When Tx300P is connected to the personal computer
to which an external HDD is connected via USB, the
speed of data output to Tx300P may drop.That can
cause the head unit to stop temporarily at the right or
left end during printing.
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 If connecting via a switching hub
Connecting the power cable
1
Insert the power cable into an inlet of the
machine.
Inlet
Switching hub
Power cable
Cable band
If the PC or device connected to the printer is not
1000BASE-T, you cannot perform printing.
After connecting, check the following.
(1) Check the printer screen display.
• On the local screen or the media detection screen, press
the [Enter] key several times to display the information
screen.
• Check that "1000Mbps" is displayed for the LAN status
item.
• If "100Mbps", "10Mbps", or "No connect" is
displayed, you cannot print using the LAN.
• If "100Mbps" or "10Mbps" is displayed, you can
use event mail (
Chapter3 “ Setting event
mail function”).
INFORMATION
LAN Status
1000Mbps
(2) Check the green light of the LAN connector.
• After turning on the machine, the lamp for the LAN
connector will light up as follows.
Color
State
Lighting
Condition
Connected with 1000BASE-T
Green
OFF
Yellow
Connected without 1000BASE-T
Lighting
Link-up
Blinking
Receiving data
OFF
Link-down
• If the yellow light only lights up, or is blinking, the
status is not 1000Mbps. Check the specifications
of the PC, device, and cables.
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2
Secure a cable band.
3
Insert the power plug into a plug socket.
• Secure the cable with the cable band attached to
this machine.
Power plug
Socket
• Do not use any power cables other than the
attached power cable.
• Be sure to connect the power cable to the outlet
near this machine, and make sure that the power
cable can be easily removed.
• Connect the power cable to the grounded
outlet.Otherwise, it may result in fire or an electric
shock.
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Setting Ink
1
(2) Tear off the seal on the connector of the 2L
ink pack.
Take out the 2L ink pack.
• Take out the 2L ink pack and the IC chip from a
small cardboard box.
• Be careful of the IC chip direction. If it is set in the
wrong direction, ink is not supplied properly.
Seal remaining
2L ink pack
IC chip
2
Mount the IC chip.
OK
1
No Good
(3) Put the 2L ink pack facing the connector
down, and close the 2L eco case.
2
IC chip
• Be careful of the IC chip direction. If it is set in the
wrong direction, ink is not supplied properly.
Insert the chip facing the metal
side to the left.
Do not touch the metal part
while inserting. (The IC chip
may be damaged by static
electricity.)
3
Put the 2L ink pack into the
2L eco case.
(1) Open the 2L eco case as shown on the right.
(1) While pressing
the finger grip,
2
groove
part
• When putting the 2L ink pack, shape the pack
referring to the label in the 2L eco case. If
unshaped, you may not use up the ink.
• Before closing the 2L eco case, make sure the
connector of the ink pack is placed on the groove
part of the 2L eco case. If it is not placed on the
groove, it may not supply ink.
2
(2) open to right
and left.
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Attach the 2L eco case to the base.
• Ink is supplied to the printer connecting to the 2L
eco case.
• After 1 or 2 minutes, EMPTY lamp on the
connected printer goes out.
Replacing the 2L Ink Pack
Perform as follows when [INK END] or [INK NEAR END]
is displayed on the display.
• When exchanging 2L ink pack, be sure to wear
the included safety glasses and gloves. Ink may
spatter and get in your eyes accidentally.
• Although approximately 10 cc of ink remains in
the ink pack after use, the pack is filled so that the
actual amount used is two liters.
 When [INK END] is displayed
1
Push the lever of the base down, and
remove the 2L eco case.
• Push the 2L eco case all the way in. If not, it may
not supply ink.
• When replacing the 2L ink pack, replace the male
connector absorbent (attachment) periodically to
prevent the stain in the base.
• Replace the absorbent
every five to ten times
of the 2L ink pack
replacement.
• When replacing the
absorbent, be sure to
wear the included
safety glasses and
gloves.
2
Remove the IC chip.
IC chip
3
Open the 2L eco case, then replace the 2L
ink pack.
• Keep the IC chip removed in the step 2 with used
2L ink packs.
(Not to mix with an IC chip of a new ink pack)
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4
Mount the IC chip supplied with the
replacement 2L ink pack.
• Be careful not to touch the metal part of the IC
chip. There is the danger of damaging IC chip
because of static electricity being generated.
For Ink cartridge lamps
The condition of the ink cartridges set in the machine is
confirmable with lamps located under the ink cartridges.
Ink cartridge lamps
IC chip
• Request an industrial waste disposal company for
disposal of used ink packs.
• If removing an ink pack before it ends, follow the
procedures below.
Otherwise, you cannot accurately grasp the
remaining amount of ink.
(1) Remove an ink pack from an eco case.
(2) Wipe ink adhering to inside of the connector
part of the 2L ink pack with a cotton swab
etc.
(3) Remove the IC chip, and keep it with the ink
pack.
(4) If you use the ink pack again, set the pack,
and mount the IC chip kept with the pack.
 When [INK NEAR END] is displayed
There is a little of ink left. It is recommended to replace
the ink pack soon since ink may become empty in
printing while printing is continuously enabled.
• During [INK NEAR END] is displayed, Auto
cleaning does not operate.(
P.3-10)
Condition of
Lamp
Lit to blue
OFF
1
Description
No error (ink is being supplied)
No error
Lit or blinks
to yellow
One of the following errors occurs.
• Ink near-end
• Expiration of a term of ink validity (one
month)
Blinks to red
Expiration of a term of ink validity
(two months)
Lit to red
One of the following errors occurs.
• Ink end
• No ink IC chip inserted
• Other ink errors (
P.5-6)
2
About ink expiration date
The ink pack has its expiration date.
When this expiration date is exceeded, a message is
displayed in LOCAL and for the guidance message.
(
P.5-4, P.5-6)
You can use the cartridge in two months after the
expiration date indicated on it, however, you cannot use it
when three months have passed from the expiration date.
As LED will blink quickly to inform you of it, replace the ink
pack.
2
2
Ex.) When the expiration date is April
May : Usable
June : Usable (LED lits to yellow)
July : Unusable (LED blinks to red)
About Name
In this manual, the 2L ink pack, 2L eco case and ink IC
chip are collectively described under the name of "ink
cartridge".
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• Use genuine ink packs for this machine. This
machine functions by recognizing the genuine ink
packs. In case of troubles caused by modified ink
packs or the like, it shall be out of the warranty
even within the warranty period.
• If the ink pack is moved from a cold place to a
warm place, leave it in the room temperature for
three hours or more before using it.
• Be sure to thoroughly consume the ink in the ink
pack, once it is opened, within three months. If an
extended period of time has passed away after
opening the cartridge tank, printing quality would
be poor.
• Make sure to store ink packs in a cool and dark
place.
• Store ink packs and waste ink tank in a place that
is out of the reach of children.
• Request an industrial waste processor for
processing of empty ink packs.
• When you removed the ink pack from the seat
before it ends, wipe ink adhering to inside of the
connector part of the ink pack with a cotton swab
etc. If ink adhering to inside of the connector part
may dry out, it may cause ink leakage when using
it again.
Media
Usable media sizes and notes for handling are described.
Usable sizes of media
Model
Tx300P-130
Type of
Pre-treated polyester material
Recommended media
Maximum width
1,920 mm (75.6 in)
Minimum width
210 mm (8.3 in)
Maximum printing
width
1,920 mm (75.6 in)
Roll media
Caution in handling of ink packs
Thickness
1.0 mm or less (0.039 in or less)
Roll outside
diameter
Φ250 mm or less (Φ9.8 in or less)
Roll weight
40 kg or less (88.2 lb or less)
Roll inside
diameter
2 or 3 inches
Side printed
Regardless of faces in and out
The roll end is gently fixed to the core
Roll end treatment with weak-adhesive tape or weak glue
for easy removal.
Caution in handling of medias
Pay attention to the followings for handling of medias.
• Do not shake ink packs violently. This may result
in ink leakage from the ink packs.
• Never refill the ink packs with ink. This may result
in troubles.
MIMAKI will not bear any responsibility for any
damage caused by the use of the ink packs
refilled with ink.
• Do not disassemble the ink packs.
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• When using a media other then the following, be
sure to perform test printing to confirm the plot result
and then determine whether it can be used or not.
• Do not leave pre-treated fabric media set. Medicant
of pre-treatment agent may promote rust of the grit
roller.
• Use media recommended by MIMAKI to ensure
reliable, high-quality printing.
• When setting the fabric used, be sure to adjust the
head height. Otherwise, the fabric and/or the head can
be damaged.
• If preventing treatment for fray on right and left edges
and tenter are thick against the fabric thickness, adjust
the head height and stainless plate height of the fabric
holder depending on the thickness of the right and left
edges of the fabric.
• If using fabric with thick right and left edges, as take-up
slippage may easily occur because right and left edges
of the roll rise at take-up. If take-up slippage occurred,
fabric tends to skew and it may cause troubles such as
contact with the head nozzle surface.
• Do not use a fabric with high expansion and
contraction due to ink adhesion or resilient fabric. If
such a fabric is used, it may cause the trouble of
contact with the nozzle surface or the misaligned
printing.
• When using a fabric with curling, be sure to remove the
curling before using. Strong curling may effect on the
quality of printing or may hit the head nozzle surface
and may cause discharging defect.
• Store fabric in a bag. Wiping off dust, waste paper and
flocks accumulated on a fabric will adversely affect the
fabric due to static electricity.
• When you use fabric media that will easily generate
static for printing, use the attached neutralization
fabric. In addition, raise the humidity of the usage
environment by using a humidifier etc.
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Limited media
With the following media, correction from the plotter is difficult.
When using any of the following media, perform test printing to determine whether it can be used or not.
•
•
•
•
•
•
High stretch fabric (Stretch materials, vertically extendable knit,etc.)
Materials which become largely extendable when getting wet by printing.
Materials with large width variations.
Materials which present partial wrinkles of slacks when being spread on a flat surface or materials which are totally curved.
Materials with large take-up shift at the ends of media when rolled.
Roll media with a paper tube whose strength is insufficient and which bends when attached to a feeding unit.
• Even when using media other than described above, be sure to print by optional test data. After checking the printing
result, judge whether it can be used or not.
Fabric conditions which enable to print
Items
Width variation
Condition
1
Remarks
less than 5mm / one side edge
2
Curve when expanded
One-direction curve not allowed
Slack height when expanded
on a flat surface
2mm or less
Displacement of roll edge
15mm,
Cloth (width of 500mm and less) is  2mm.
Inner diameter of roll
2 to 3 inchs
Fabric core strength
Roll bend of 5mm or less when set.
Fixation with fabric core
Fix with the tape three point or more or weak adhesion.
Roll outer diameter
250mm or less
Roll weight
40kg or less
Print side
Not specified
Fabric wrinkle
Not allowed
2
2
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Menu mode
This machine has 4 modes. Each menu mode is described below.
NOT-READY mode
This is the mode in which the media has not been detected yet.
LOCAL mode
Local mode is the mode for the drawing preparation state.
All the keys are effective.
The machine can receive data from the computer.However, it does not perform printing.
Screen display in Local mode
Display the current setting number.
Local <Setup 1>
12:00
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
Displays the time.
Displays the current head
height and the detected media
width.
Displays detected ink levels
(approximate)
MENU
Displays the functions that
have been set for the function
keys [FUNC1] – [FUNC3].
[SEL] key
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
Function key [FUNC1] ~ [FUNC3]
Press the [SEL] key to change the functions.
This mode permits the following operations:
• Pressing the JOG keys to set up a drawing origin and drawing area.
• Pressing the [ENTER] key to check the remaining amount of ink, the description of the cartridge error, the
model name, the firmware version, and so on.
MENU mode
To set MENU mode, press the [FUNC1] key when this machine is in LOCAL mode.
In this mode, each function can be set.
REMOTE mode
This machine prints the data it receives.
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Chapter 2
Basic Operations
This chapter
describes procedures and setting methods for ink and media preparation, and printing.
Workflow ....................................................... 2-2
Turning the Power ON/OFF .......................... 2-3
Turning the Power ON ................................ 2-3
Turning the Power OFF ............................... 2-3
Setting a Media ............................................. 2-4
Setting Feeding and Take-up unit ............... 2-4
Adjusting the Head Height .......................... 2-5
Checking spacer ......................................... 2-6
Using the tension bar to set the roll media .. 2-8
Setting roll media without using
tension bar ................................................ 2-13
Feeding/ Take-up device ........................... 2-16
Setting leaf media ..................................... 2-21
Changing the printing origin ...................... 2-22
Test Printing ................................................ 2-23
Test Printing .............................................. 2-23
Set the media feeding .................................2-24
Flow of media feeding correction ...............2-24
Setting the torque limiter ............................2-25
Head Cleaning ............................................2-25
About head cleaning ..................................2-25
Perform head cleaning depending on the test
printing result .............................................2-25
Setting of Media Correction .........................2-26
Setting of Media Correction .......................2-26
If the Positions of Dots Shift... .....................2-26
Printing Data ...............................................2-27
Starting a Printing Operation .....................2-27
Stopping a Printing Operation ....................2-27
Deleting Received Data (Data Clear) ........2-27
Behavior after printing has been
completed ..................................................2-27
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Workflow
2-2
1
Turning the Power ON/OFF
Referring to “Turning the Power ON/OFF”
(
P.2-3).
2
Setting a Media
Referring to “Setting a Media” (
3
Test Printing
Referring to “Test Printing” (
4
Head Cleaning
Referring to “Head Cleaning” (
5
Printing Data
Referring to “Printing Data” (
P.2-4).
P.2-23).
P.2-25).
P.2-27).
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Turning the Power ON/OFF
Turning the Power ON
This machine is provided with the following two power
switches:
Main power switch :
It is located on the side of this machine.Keep this switch
ON all the time.
[END/POWER] key :
Normally, use this key to turn the power ON/OFF.
The nozzle clogging prevention function periodically
operates even with the [END/POWER] key turned OFF
when the main power switch is turned ON.
1
2
Turn the power off, by giving the
key a long press.
• Do not turn OFF the main power switch located
on the side of the machine.
• To use this machine again, press the [END/
POWER] key .
[END/POWER]
key
Turn the main power switch ON.
• Set the main power switch located on the side of
this machine to the “I” side.
Main power
switch
Cautions about Turning the Power OFF
 Do not turn the main power switch OFF.
[END/POWER]
key
• The firmware version is displayed when the power
is turned ON, and then the machine performs its
initial operation.
2
Turn the power on, by pressing the
key.
• The machine enters LOCAL.
3
Turn ON the power of the connected PC.
• Turn the power ON after the front cover and
maintenance cover are closed.
• The head nozzle may result in nozzle clogging if
the main power switch is left OFF for a long time.
Turning the Power OFF
When having ended the operation of the machine, turn the
power OFF by pressing the power switch located on the
front side.
Check the following items when turning the power OFF.
• If the machine is receiving data from the PC or if there
is any data that has not been output yet
• If the head has returned to the capping station
• If any error has occurred
(
P.5-7 “Error messages”)
1
When the main power switch is ON, the power
periodically turns ON and the nozzle clogging
prevention function (flushing function) operates.
When the main power switch has been turned OFF,
the auto maintenance functions, such as flushing, do
not operate, and this may cause nozzle clogging.
2
 Keep the front cover and the maintenance
cover closed.
If the cover is opened, the auto maintenance function
such as the flushing function does not work.
2
 Turn the power OFF after having checked the
position of the head.
If the power is turned OFF in a state where the head
has not returned to the capping station, the ink head
dries, which may cause nozzle clogging.
In this case, turn the power ON again and check that
the head has returned to the capping station, and then
turn the power OFF.
2
 Do not turn the power OFF during printing.
The head may not return to the capping station.
 After having turned the power switch OFF by
pressing [END/POWER] key, turn the main
power switch OFF.
When turning the main power switch off for moving the
machine or for solving the error or the like, press the
[END/POWER] key a long time on the front of the
machine, check the display is turned off on the
operation panel, and then turn the main power switch
off.
5
6
Turn OFF the power of the connected PC.
2-3
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Setting a Media
This machine can be used with a roll media and leaf
media.
For usable medias, refer to P.1-14 “Usable sizes of
media”.
• Take care not to drop the media on your foot when
setting the media.It may cause an injury due to the
media.
• When setting a roll media, work by two or more
people. Otherwise, you may hurt your back by the
weight of the roll media.
• Adjust the head height prior to setting the media.If
the head height is adjusted after the media is set,
this may cause a media jamming, deterioration of
the print quality or head damage.
• With this machine, you can set media on the right
side or in the center. When setting media, be sure
to set it so that it covers one of the two media
sensors on the back of this machine.
• If setting the media in the center, use the take-up
extension cable.
• The head height is adjustable according to the
purpose of use.
Setting Feeding and Take-up unit
For the “Feeding and Take-up unit” settings, set the
following items:
5
6
7
8
Use on the feeding
side only
9
10
Use on the take-up
side only
Do not use tension
bar
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
Press the
(twice)
key.
• “FEEDING UNIT” will be selected.
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set Value : ON/ OFF
2-4
to select a set value, and
key.
, and pressthe
key.
• “TAKE-UP UNIT” will be selected.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
Press
, and press the
key.
• “TAKE-UP TENSION BAR” will be selected.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
Press
12
Press
press the
, and press the
key.
• “Feeding/ Take-up SW” will be selected.
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set Value : Continuance/ Temporary
Continuance :
Switching ON / OFF the winding operation when
pressing the switch each time. (Take-up unit in
operation does not stop until press again ON /
OFF switch.)
Temporary :
Do the winding operation only while holding
down the switch. (When release the switch,
winding operation is stopped. )
• If you are using the direct-connection unit, the
winding operation will be carried out with the
“TEMPORARY” setting even if you select
“CONTINUANCE”.
13
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Set the media refer to P.2-14.
Press
to select “FEEDING/TAKEUP UNIT”, and pressthe
key.
Press
press the
Press
11
Set the media refer to P.2-8.
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
pressthe
• Set Value : ON/ OFF
How to set the media
In P.2-8 “Using the tension bar to set
the roll media”, configure the settings
by excluding all the operations for the
tension bar on the unused side.
key.
• Set Value : ON/ OFF
In this machine, by selecting how to use the tension bar in
the feeding/take-up unit setting, you can print by any of
the following four methods.
Tension bar
, and press teh
• “FEEDING TENSION BAR” will be selected.
• Set Value : ON/ OFF
• Use feeding unit and take-up unit/ Do not use feeding unit or
take-up unit.
• Use/Do not use tension bar.
• Operation when the ON/OFF switch for feeding/ take-up unit
is pressed.
Use feeding and
take-up tension bar
Press
• Set feeding/take-up tension bar in “FEEDING/
TAKE-UP” before setting media. Even if you try
after detecting the media width (
P.2-12), you
cannot set feeding/take-up tension bar.
• You can change the ON/OFF settings of Feeding/
Take-up unit after detecting the media width.
When turning OFF from ON
Feeding/take-up unit does not operate.
When turning ON from OFF
If torque limiter is attached, only take-up
operation without using tension bar is
performed.
If direct-connection unit is attached, take-up
operation is not performed.
• If you want to change the feeding/ take-up method
while setting media, remove the set media and
carry out the operations from step 1 again.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Adjusting the Head Height
Set the head gap (height from the media to the nozzle
plane of the heads).
When the carriage is to move above the platen for printing
or maintenance, it moves while keeping the head gap at
the preset value.
The upper limit of the head gap varies with media
thickness.
Available setting values: [2.0 mm to 7.0 mm] (in units of
0.1 mm)
1
Press
(MENU)
key in LOCAL.
Press
and press the
Fix the carriage.
6
Press the
7
Press the
end the setting.
• Fasten the screw securely.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
5
key.
• The carriage automatically returns to the station.
to select “HEAD HEIGHT”,
key.
• Move the carriage to the platen.
Carriage
3
2
key several times to
Loosen the height-adjusting screw in front,
and press the
key.
• Loosen the screws, rotating each by one turn of a
standard screwdriver.
2
4
2
Adjust the height-adjusting handle
according to the media.
• Rotate  while pressing .
• Look at the display and adjust to an appropriate
value.
Height-adjusting handle
5


6
2-5
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Attaching/removing ink receiving
spacer
Checking spacer
Depending on the media you use and the printing method,
set the spacer type (attached two types).
When printing, to prevent media from staining due to ink
mist, be sure to set the ink receiving spacer.
About each spacer
This machine provides two spacers below:
Ink receiving spacer
1
Move the fabric retainer to the left and the
right.
2
Attach the ink receiving spacer.
Adjusting spacer
 When printing on the fabric (when over print is not
performed)
Use ink receiving spacer. (
P.2-6)
 When printing on the fabric (when over print is
performed)
Use the ink receiving spacer. (
• The size of the ink receiving spacer is W: 100
mm.
Depending on the width of the image to be
printed, adjust the number of ink receiving
spacers to attach.
P.2-6)
 When you perform Drop Position correct
Use the adjusting spacer. (
P.2-6)
Ink receiving spacer
Reference for attaching ink receiving spacer / fabric edge spacer
• Arrange ink receiving spacers so that they cover an area wider than the width of the image to be printed.
• Adjust the number of spacers so that they are apart from right and left edges of the image by 10mm and more.
• To perform over printing, arrange ink receiving spacers so that they cover an area wider than the media width.
Make the amount of over print
be 20mm and less.
Media
Ink receiving spacer
Make the amount of over print
be 20mm and less.
Printing width
10mm
or more
2-6
To perform normal printing, arrange ink receiving spacers from side to side.
(Leave a space, if inevitable, in the middle.)
To perform over print, arrange ink receiving spacers so that there is no space
left between them.
10mm
or more
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Mounting the fabric roller
(2) Wrap the fabric around the roller, and secure with an
adhesive tape.
When printing on a loose fabric, the ink remained on the
back of the fabric may attach to the tension roller, and the
ink may stain the fabric media.
With the fabric roller mounted, the stain of the fabric
media can be avoided by the roller removing the attached
ink to the tension roller.
• Fabric is not wrapped around the fabric roller
before shipping. Prepare the well-absorbed fabric
with the following size.
• Material:Cotton sheeting, cotton broardcloth or the
like
• Size:195cm x 70cm
1
Mount the fabric roller with the fabric
wrapped.
• Mount the fabric roller in the slot on the back of
the tension roller.
• Fit the shaft holder into the slot on both sides of
the fabric roller.
Adjust the bearing position on both ends of the
fabric roller.
Loosen the screw of the bearing so that the fabric
roller contacts the tension roller.
Remove the fabric roller.
• The fabric roller is at the under of the tension
roller.
tension roller
2
3
2
Screw
Fabric roller
Wrap a fabric around the fabric roller.
Fabric roller
• As shown on the bellow, fit a fabric with the roller.
4
cm
195
Turn the tension roller manually, and check
it turns smoothly.
2
• If the tension roller does not turn smoothly, check
the mounted position of the fabric roller.
m
70c
Fabric roller
2
(1) Secure the fabric and the roller with an adhesive
tape.
Tape
5
6
2-7
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Using the tension bar to set the roll
media
3
Select how to use tension bar according to
the media seting method.
• In this case, select “FEEDING&TAKE”.
(DL= direct-connection unit, TL=t orque limiter
- - = unit OFF)
• Press [][] to select “FEEDING&TAKE” and
press the [ENTER] key.
The route for setting the fabric media is as shown in the
following diagram.
Prior to setting the media, if you understand the routing of
the media, you can perform the setting of the media
smoothly.
SELECT USE TENSION-BAR
FEEDING&TAKE-UP DC/DC
FEEDING ONLY
DC
TAKE-UP ONLY
DC
OFF
• Before setting fabric media, check that around the
grit roller is not stained. If it is stained, clean it.
• Before seting media by using tension bar, check
that direct-connection unit is attached to feeding/
take-up device. If torque limiter is attached,
replace it with direct-connection unit by referring to
P.2-13.
Media pass
4
Fix feeding tension bar and take-up
tension bar into their locked positions.
Lock Position
Tension bar
1
Attach the ink receiving spacer.
• Attach the ink receiving spacer, refer to P.2-6
“Attaching/removing ink receiving spacer”.
Ink receiving spacer
2
Close the front cover and check the clamp
lever is lowered.
• The screen for “SELECT USE TENSION-BAR” is
displayed.
2-8
5
Attach folding bar according to the media
to be set.
• To stabilize the tension on the feeding side, attach
folding bar in an appropriate position to suit the
media to be set.
• The position in the figure below is our
recommended attachment position. Even when
folding bar is attached in this position, if the media
becomes loose or has vertical creases, adjust the
tension to suit the media you use by referring to
P.2-12.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
(1) Loosen the pinch screws on the outside (left
and right) of the folding bar mounting plate.
• The folding bar press becomes movable
freely.
8
Fix feeding legs on the floor.
9
Lower feeding tension bar and take-up
tension bar.
(2) While holding the loosened pinch screws,
move the folding bar press towards you.
• Be sure to fix feeding legs on the floor to prevent
the shaft fixing feeding device from bending due
to the weight of the set the media.
• Move until it hits the stopper.
Pinch screw
folding bar
press
(3) Insert and move folding bar downward.
• Mount folding bar into the lower part of the
potbelly-type hole.
• Check the mounted position of folding bar. If
inserted in a wrong position, folding bar
cannot be fixed.
2
(4) Move the folding bar press toward the
machine and fix it.
10
• If the clamp lever is kept lowered, feeding device
will be locked and you will become unable to pull
out the media in and after step 11.
• Do the same for both the left and right folding
bar mounting boards.
6
Raise the clamp lever in the rear of this
machine.
2
Set the left end of the core of the roll media
on the left roll holder.
• Push the roll media onto the roll holder until the
roll core is all the way seated.
11
7
2
Insert the roll media in this machine.
Loosen the screw of the right side feeding
device then insert the core of the roll
media.
5
(1) Pull out the media so that it reaches the head
of the platen.
6
2-9
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
(2) Use feeding tension bar and folding bar to
pass the media so that appropriate tension is
applied to the media.
(3) Insert the media between the platen and the
pinch roller.
13
• Lightly pull a few areas of the media to remove
creases, confirm that each edge of the media
(front and back) is linear, and then lower the
clamp lever.
• Feed the media forward to such an extent
that you can catch hold of the media from the
front of the machine.
(4) Lower the clamp lever from the back of the
machine.
• The media will be held.
12
Remove creases from the media and lower
clamp lever.
14
15
Open the front cover and pull out the roll
media out.
Close the front cover.
Set an empty core of the roll media on the
take-up device, and take-up legsfix take-up
legs on the floor.
• After setting the empty core, fix take-up legs on
the floor.
(1) Open the front cover.
(2) Raise the clamp lever from the front of this
machine.
• To raise the clamp lever, we recommend
holding the media to prevent it from falling on
the feeding side.
(3) Pull out the roll media gently.
• Pull out the media diagonally upwards. If you
pull out the media horizontally, the media
may contact the grid rollers and get
scratched.
• Pull out the media to such an extent that the
media covers tension roller.
Core
16
Take-up device
Check that the media is set on the feeding
side, and press the
key.
• Feeding tension bar starts operating, and detects
and adjusts the media on the feeding side.
• If the machine cannot detect the media, raise the
clamp lever and carry out the operations from
step 9 again.
17
2-10
Secure the media on the take-up device.
(1) Press [] to feed the media forward until the
media contacts the floor.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
(2) Pass the media from the back of folding bar
through take-up tension bar.
(3) Fix the middle of the media with adhesive
tape.
(4) In the same manner, fix the left side and right
side of the media.
(2) When the media stretched tight,turn the right
ON/OFF button to OFF to stop.
• Roll the media around the paper core one time or
more.
• If the amount of media pulled out in advance is
not sufficient for rolling the media around the
paper one time or more, press [] again to feed
• Make sure that the there is no slack or
wrinkle on the media in such condition that
the roll media is pulled to right and left evenly,
and then stick the tape.
the media and roll the media around using
take-up device.
• If the amount of the media is too short for taking up
the media around the paper core, be sure to press
[] to feed the media and then take up the media
by take-up device.
Taking up the media forcibly may cause
malfunction.
19
Open the front cover, and hold the media
with the fabric retainer gently.
• Set the media so that it does not extend to the
right of the V-groove on the platen.
• When using thick media, adjust the height of
fabric reterner (
P.2-12).
2
fabric retainer
• When setting wider media, fix five positions and
more of the media with tape etc. The more fixing
positions are, the more tension of the media
becomes even.
• When the position of the fabric set and the position
of the core is out of alignment, loosen the screw of
the roll holder and make adjustment so that the
core comes to the appropriate position.
• From the roll of the feeding side, see and check
the position of both ends of the fabric are aligned
with the both ends of the roll on the feeding side.
18
With switches of the take-up device, roll up
the media about once.
Be sure to use the fabric retainer. Using it is
effective in the following respects.
• Avoids lifting an edge of the fabric used by curl,
warpage, or pilling.
• Avoids passing ink mist through to the back while
printing.
2
• When installing the media, align the media’s right
edge with the groove in the platen. Placing the
media rightward of the groove will make it rise up if
it moves obliquely, and this could cause damage
to the head.
• If a media is misaligned to the right/left more than
fixed position, a error message “MEDIA SET
POSITION R” is displayed. Set the media again.
2
Groove
Fabric reterner
Media
Direction selector
switch
ON/ OFF button
5
(1) Set the take-up direction using the direction
selector switch on the left, turn the ON/OFF
button on the right to ON, and then take up
the media.
6
2-11
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
20
Close the front cover, and press the
key.
• Take-up tension bar starts operating, and detects
and adjusts the media on the take-up side.
• When the detection of the media on the take-up
side is completed, the detection operation
continues to be performed on the winding
diameter of the media.
• When the detection operation of the winding
diameter in "MEDIA DETECT" of the machine set
up is "MANUAL" (
P.3-15), the detection
operation of the winding diameter is not
performed automatically. Please refer to (
P.216) "About media winding diameter setting" and
enter the winding diameter.
• If the media cannot be detected, carry out the
operations from step 2 again.
21
When the detection operation of the
winding diameter is completed, press the
key.
• Detects the media width.
• When [MEDIA DETECT] of the machine setup is
“MANUAL” (
P.3-15), refer to P.2-15 "Setting
of the manual media width setting" and enter the
media width.
• When [MEDIA RESIDUAL] of the machine setup
is “ON” (
P.3-15), the screen for entering
media remaining amount is displayed after
detecting the media width.(
P.2-14)
• When you finish setting the media, print any data
to check that media tension is applied
appropriately.
If white or black lines appear in a printed image, it
means that tension suitable for the set media is
not applied. Change the position of folding bar or
the weight adjustment for feeding/take-up tension
bar and check until an appropriate position is set.
How to adjust fabric retainer
Adjust the height of the stainless steel plate in line with the
thickness of the fabric.
1
Remove the fabric retainer.
2
Loosen the knob-screws, and adjust the
height of the stainless steel plate in line
with the thickness of the fabric.
• Slide the fabric retainer to the edge of the platen
and remove it.
ツマミネジ
Thumbscrew
• When a heavy fabric is pressed and held, set the
height of the head in accordance with the
thickness of the fabric. If the height of the head is
kept low, it may cause the break of the head.
How to adjust the folding bar
When you perform over printing
When you perform over printing, set the fabric media after
performing the work below:
 For “Setting the Media Detection” in machine setup,
set "MANUAL" for the detection method (
P.3-15),
and set the media width by referring to P.2-15
“Setting of the manual media width setting”.
 Set the ink receiving spacer . (
P.2-6)
• When you performed over printing, at detecting
the media after setting it, the media width input
screen is displayed. At this time, input the set
media width, and press the [ENTER].
2-12
To perform printing on media with appropriate tension, it is
necessary to adjust the mount position of the folding bar
and the number of bars.
• When a heavy fabric is pressed and held, set the
height of the head in accordance with the
thickness of the fabric. If the height of the head is
kept low, it may cause the break of the head.
 If the tension of the media is low
Increase the winding angle.
The tension applied to the media becomes higher.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
 If the tension of the media is high
Decrease the winding angle.
The tension applied to the media becomes lower.
• As shown in the figure, attach it so that the tip of
the shaft of the take-up device matches the
surface of the torque limiter. If the tip of the shaft
and the surface of the torque limiter does not
match, the take-up of the media will not run well.
Torque limiter
shaft
Attach it so that matches the surface.
Setting roll media without using tension bar
When setting media, read the following notes carefully.
• To set roll media without using tension bar, replace
direct-connection unit attached to feeding/take-up
device with torque limiter that comes with the
product.
• To print continuously without using tension bar,
limit the media length to approximately 10 m. If
you want to continuously print more than 10 m,
use tension bar to set media.
Replacing the direct-connection unit
To wind the media without using tension bar, you must
replace direct-connection unit with torque limiter.
1
(3) Use the thumb screw to fix the Torque limiter
Thumbscrew
2
• Refer to the above when replacing the torque
limiter with direct-connection unit.
• Insert so that the projection of the motor directconnection unit match the groove of the feeding/
take-up device when attaching the motor directconnection unit.
Remove the direct-connection unit.
• Remove the thumbscrew, and then remove the
direct-connection unit.
Direct-
groove
2
Projection
Thumbscrew
2
2
Attach the Torque limiter.
(1) Insert so that the projection of the Torque
limiter match the groove of the feeding/ takeup device.
Torque limiter
5
(2) As shown in the illustration, attach it so that the tip
of the shaft of the feeding/ take-up device
matches the surface of the Torque limiter.
6
2-13
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Setting roll media without using
tension bar
The figure below shows an example of routing when
setting cloth media without using tension bar.
Prior to setting the media, if you understand the routing of
the media, you can perform the setting of the media
smoothly.
Media pass
4
Feed the media to the take-up side and
prepare an empty paper core in take-up
device.
• Perform the operations from steps 11 to 15
described in P.2-8 “Using the tension bar to set the
roll media”.
5
Fix the media to the paper core and mount
fabric reterner.
• Perform the operations from steps 17 to 19
described in P.2-8 “Using the tension bar to set
the roll media”.
6
• Before setting fabric media, check that around the
grit roller is not stained. If it is stained, clean it.
• To set roll media without using tension bar, adjust
the media tension by using folding bar and torque
limiter. (
P.2-12, P.2-17)
1
Close the front cover and check the clamp
lever is lowered.
When [MEDIA RESIDUAL] of the machine setup is “ON”
(
P.3-15), the screen for entering media remaining
amount is displayed after detecting the media width.
1
SELECT USE TENSION-BAR
FEEDING&TAKE-UP TL/TL
FEEDING ONLY
TL
TAKE-UP ONLY
TL
OFF
• If you switch both “FEEDING TENSION BAR” and
“TAKE-UP TENSION BAR” off in “SETTING
FEEDING AND TAKE-UP UNIT” in the machine
setup (
P.2-4), the “SELECT USE TENSIONBAR” screen does not appear.(The media
selection screen appears.)
3
2-14
Set media on the feeding side.
• Perform the operations from steps 4 to 8
described in P.2-8 “Using the tension bar to set the
roll media”.
Display the screen for entering media
remaining amount.
MEDIA REMAIN
Enter the MEDIA REMAIN
50.0m
Select how to use tension bar according to
the media seting method.
• In this case, select “OFF”.
(DL= direct-connection unit, TL=t orque limiter
- - = unit OFF)
• Press [][] to select “OFF” and press the
[ENTER] key.
to select “ROLL” .
• Detects the media width.
• When [MEDIA DETECT] of the machine setup is
“MANUAL” (
P.3-15), refer to P.2-15 "Setting
of the manual media width setting" and enter the
media width.
• When [MEDIA RESIDUAL] of the machine setup
is “ON” (
P.3-15), the screen for entering
media remaining amount is displayed after
detecting the media width.(
P.2-14)
Entering the media remaining amount
• The screen for “SELECT USE TENSION-BAR” is
displayed.
2
Press
40°
/50°
2
Press
to enter the media
remaining amount.
3
Press the
key.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
About the media residual print
When [MEDIA RESIDUAL] of the machine setup is “ON”
(
P.3-15), You can print a list of print the current date
and media remaining.
1
2
In Local, Press
3
Press the
.
• It enters into the origin setting mode.
Press the
Press the
key.
• Next, the screen to enter the left edge position of
the media is displayed.
When “Media width entering mode” is selected on
step 2, this setting is end without display this
screen.
LEFT EDGE POSITION
key.
• Appear the confirmation
remaining print.
screen
of
media
40°
/50°
key.
• Media residual print starts.
Setting of the manual media width
setting
When [MEDIA DETECT] of the machine setup is
“MANUAL” (
P.3-15), set the media width in the
following method.
1
4
5
Press
to set a light point of the
LED pointer to the left edge position of the
media.
• In the same manner as in step 3, align the light of
the LED pointer to the left edge of the media.
6
Press the
key.
• If you do not perform over printing, be careful not
to set the position beyond the media range, as it
may cause printing or outside the media.
Display the “MEDIA DETECT” screen.
MEDIA DETECT
PRINT AREA [WIDTH] MANUAL
Entering media thickness
If the thickness input setting in [MEDIA DETECT] in
machine setup is turned “ON” (
P.3-15), set the
2
media thickness as follows:
40°
/50°
2
Select the print area setting method.
• When setting the print area, use either "Manual"
to set the right and left edge of the media using
the jog key, or “Media width input mode” to set the
right edge of the media after inputting media
width.
• When “Manual” is selected, proceed to Step 3.
And when “Media width entering mode” is
selected, proceed to below.
(1) Press [][], and enter the media width.
(2) Press the [ENTER] key, and perform after
step3.
3
1
Press
to set a light point of the
LED pointer to the right edge position of
the media.
Display the screen for entering the media
thickness.
2
INPUT MEDIA THICKNESS
THICKNESS
0.1mm
40°
/50°
2
3
Press
Press the
to enter media thickness.
2
key.
• Press [][] to move the carriage, and align the
built-in LED pointer with the right edge of the
media.
5
RIGHT EDGE POSITION
40°
/50°
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Chapter 2 Basic Operation
About media winding diameter setting
When the detection operation of the winding diameter in
"MEDIA DETECT" of the machine set up is "MANUAL"
(
P.3-15), set the winding diameter as follows.
1
Feeding/ Take-up device
With the switch of the feeding/ take-up device, select the
take-up direction of the media or others.
Set the roll media in the tension bar and
display the winding diameter input screen.
DIA.DETECT
INPUT DIAMETER
FEEDING UNIT
TAKE-UP UNIT
55m
55m
Direction selector
switch
3
4
Enter winding diameter of feeding unit.
(1) Press [▲] [▼] to select "FEEDING UNIT
Unit", then press the [ENTER] key.
(2) (Press [▲] [▼] to input the media outer
diameter (diameter) of the feeding unit and
press the [ENTER] key.
Enter winding diameter of take-up unit.
(1) Press [▲] [▼] to select "TAKE-UP UNIT" and
press the [ENTER] key.
(2) Press [▲] [▼] to input the media outer
diameter (diameter) of the take-up unit and
press the [ENTER] key.
Press
Feeding unit
2
UP
(REVERSE)
• To feed face-in media by using
tension bar.
• Applying tension on face-out
media using small take-up unit.
DOWN
(FORWARD)
• To take up face-out media by
using tension bar.
• Applying tension on face-in media
using small take-up unit.
Direction
selector
switch
ON/OFF button
(OK) key.
Press the
and then press
key in the local mode,
(MEDIA).
Take-up unit
If you change the setting of the print area without raising
the clamp lever or re-perform the media detection, please
perform the following operation.
UP
Direction (REVERSE)
selector
switch DOWN
(FORWARD)
ON/OFF button
2
Press the
or
key to select the
method of resetting the media, and then
press
.
• Media resetting can be selected from two
methods.
• Width Only
Sets only PRINT AREA [WIDTH].
• All
Resets all media sensor information.(Reset
the same information as when raising the
clamp lever.)
• If media detection is performed using the tension
bar, leaf media detection can not be performed
even if [Width only] is selected and reset. If you
want to detect leaf media, please raise the clamp
lever and set media.
3
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Turns the winding motion on/off.
(When you press the button and
operate the feeding device, the
device keeps taking up the media
until you press the button again. *1)
*1. You can also change the setting so that the feeding operation only
lasts while the ON/OFF button is being pressed. For details, refer to
“Setting Feeding and Take-up unit” (
P.2-4) in machine setups.
Note that the ON/OFF button for feeding device is also located near
the clamp lever in the back of the machine. Use the button that is
easier to use when seting media.
Resetting the Media
1
ON/ OFF button
Press the
key.
The take-updevice winds the
media with the printed side facing
in.
The take-up device winds the
media with the printed side facing
out.
Turns the winding motion on/off.
(When you press the button and
operate the take-up device, the
device keeps taking up the media
until you press the button again. *1)
*1. You can also change the setting so that the taking-up operation only
lasts while the ON/OFF button is being pressed. For details, refer to
“Setting Feeding and Take-up unit” (
P.2-4) in machine setups.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Setting the torque limiter
The feeding and take-up device direct-connection unit is
also included when you purchase the product. If you do
not use feeding/take-up tension bar, replace directconnection unit with torque limiter.
The feeding and take-up torque can be adjusted with the
torque limiter.
(The torque limiter is set to "Medium" at delivery.)
If the tension is too strong to use a thin sheet of media,
lower the take-up torque with the torque limiter.
Clockwise turn :
Increases torque (a heavy and thicker media such as
tarpaulin or the like)
Counterclockwise turn :
Decreases torque (For light media)
Adjustment nut
Scale of the torque
2
50% of the maximum
100% of the maximum
• When the torque limiter is adjusted too weak ;
The media can not be taken up firmly.
• When the torque limiter is adjusted too strong ;
The slack may occur depending on the media and
cause influence on the image quality.
2
• When using the tension bar, adjust the torque limiter at about
75 to 100% of the maximum
torque.
When adjusting the torque
limiter, use the torque
adjustment handle supplied.
2
• There are the following two methods for taking up
the media on printer:
(1) Only use the take-up device to take up the
media
(2) Use the tension bar to take up the media
• Tension bar is located on both the feeding side
and the take-up side. You can select between
Use/Do not use for feeding tension bar and
take-up tension bar separately. (
P.2-4)
5
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How to adjust the weight of feeding/ take-up tension-bar
There are various types of media of different size of string and different texture. Further, even with the same media, their
stretching characteristics may vary due to differences in their pre-treatment process. For such a wide variety of media, in
order to print to the relevant type of media by applying appropriate tension for it, you must adjust the weight of feeding/
take-up tension bar and the mounting position of the folding bar by using counter weight and weight adjustment spring.
 About counter weight and weight adjustment spring
Depending on the attaching position of the counter weight and the weight adjustment spring, you can adjust the tension
bar weight.
You can attach the counter weight up to 12 each for right and left (Large: 2, Small: 10).
Media front surface at setting
Phenomenon
At printing
Countermeasure
Print result
Stable printing can be
performed.
Surface waviness or ruck on
the media is hardly found.
The tension is suited for the media. It
is not required to adjust the counter
weight.
Surface waviness has occurs
on the media and the printing
surface comes down.
The media flops at printing.
As the print surface comes
down, printing cannot be
performed with the proper
head height. Therefore, the
printing quality deteriorates.
The tension applied on the media is
too weak.
Make the tension bar heavier.
As the media is pulled too
much, ruck partially occurs
between the pinch rollers etc.
The tension bar bends and
ruck occurs on the media or
the media skews.
Ruck occurs on the media
may hit the head, and it may
cause the media jam or the
damage of the head.
The tension applied on the media is
too strong.
Lighten the tension bar.
The print surface tightens.
About counter weight
• Counter weight is not attached to this machine when you purchase the product.
• The maximum weight for weights to be attached to one place is 700 g
Check the tension of the media and attach an appropriate number of weights.
• By changing where to attach counter weight is not attached to this machine when you purchase the product.
The maximum weight for weights to be attached to one place is 700 g (large: 100 g x 2 sheets, small: 50 g x 10 sheets),
you can change the weight of tension bar.
• If the same amount of weight is put on the upper side or the lower side, counter weight is heavier when that amount of
weight is put on the upper side.
Counter weight is put at four points in total: two points on the feeding side (left and right) and two points on the take-up side
(left and right). Put weights in such a way that the weight at each of the four points becomes the same. If it is not the same,
tension bar may bend and print quality may become worse.
• Not to lose the unused counter weight, put it in the storage box.
About weight adjustment spring
• A green spring is attached when you purchase the product. You can change the weight of tension bar by changing the
spring type or removing the spring.
• Weight adjustment spring can be adjusted at four points in total: two points on the feeding side (left and right) and two
points on the take-up side (left and right). For the strength for weight adjustment spring, set the same value at each of the
four points. If the strength is not the same, tension bar may bend and print quality may become worse.
• Wear gloves to replace or remove weight adjustment spring. The shaft to which the spring is attached is coated with
grease. Do not wipe off grease coating the shaft.
How to adjust tension bar
(1) Adjust the weight of tension bar by changing weight adjustment spring.
(2) If tension bar is too light in weight, add counter weight. If tension bar is too heavy, remove a weight.
• To increase the weight, we recommend changing it a little by little.
• Not to lose the unused weight adjustment spring, put it in the storage box.
• The correlation diagram between counter weight and weight adjustment spring is shown as below. Use it
as reference.
Weight of attached weights (one side)
Without spring Upper-side mounted
Lower-side mounted
Spring (Green) Upper-side mounted
Lower-side mounted
Spring (Blue) Upper-side mounted
Lower-side mounted
Tension bar weight [N]
• Attach the counter weight and weight adjustment spring after adjusting the media feeding correction amount in P.2-24 “Set
the media feeding”.
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Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Attach the weight adjustment spring
1
5
Loosen the screws to detach the weight
adjustment shaft fixing plate.
Insert the weight adjustment shaft with the
holes on it directed horizontally, and insert
the weight adjustment shaft fixing plate as
far as it goes.
Screw
Weight
adjustment shaft
fixing plate
Hole
2
Pull out the weight adjustment shaft.
• Make sure that the holes on the weight
adjustment shaft are directed horizontally, and
then pull the shaft out.
6
Tighten the screws.
Weight adjustment shaft
3
2
Remove the currently attached weight
adjustment spring.
• Alternatively, replace it with another spring.
2
Weight adjustment
spring
4
2
Attach the weight adjustment shaft.
• Be careful about the orientation of the guide for
attaching the weight adjustment shaft when
attaching the shaft.
5
Guide direction
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Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Installing the counter weight for
adjusting the tension-bar weight (1)
• If the large / small two types of
counter weight (large (100g x
4 sheets) / small (50g x 20
sheets)) are attached, install a
counter weight in the following
manner.
• Check the tension of the
media and attach an
appropriate number of
weights.
Small
Large
Installing the counter weight for
adjusting the tension-bar weight (2)
• If the counter weight (50g x 28 sheets) of
the right figure is attached, install a
counter weight in the following manner.
• Check the tension of the media and
attach an appropriate number of weights.
Install the proper number of the counter weight depending
on the media type.
You can attach the counter weight up to 14 each for right
and left.
Install the proper number of the counter weight depending
on the media type.
You can attach the counter weight up to 12 (Large : 2,
Small : 10) each for right and left.
Do not remove the weight that was originally attached.
Also, do not remove the screws retaining the weight.
Mounting screw
Loosen the screws when
removing the counter weight.
Counter weight
A weight can be attached to either the top surface
or bottom surface of tension bar.
Counter weight
Attached to the
under surface
Do not remove the weight
that was originally
attached.
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• If install / remove the counter weight of the bottom,
please sufficiently loosen the mounting screws. If
the screws are not loose enough, the counter
weight will be caught by the originally attached
screws, and it may not be removed.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Setting leaf media
Unlike roll media, leaf media does not need to be retained
with the roll holders.
1
Set the FEEDING UNIT and TAKE-UP UNIT
to “OFF” in “Setting Feeding and Take-up
unit” of the machine setup.(
P.2-4)
2
Open the front cover, and then raise the
clamp lever.
5
Close the front cover.
• Set the media straight.
Front cover
• For the leaf media, use only a withy one.
When using the leaf media, the take-up device is
invalid. If the set media is not withy, the printing
face will not become flat and the media will jam.
• Set media long enough to cover tension roller.
Otherwise, the media may be caught between
tension roller and the fabric roller and get jammed.
3
Insert the leaf media between the platen
and the pinch rollers, and push down the
clamp lever.
• Set the media so that no media sticks out from the
right end pinch roller to the right side.
6
7
Press
to select "LEAF" .
The media detection is started.
2
(1) The media width is detected.
(2) The media is fed then the rear end of media
is detected.
(3) It returns to the Local when the detection is
completed.
2
Pinch roller
4
Hold the media with the fabric retainer
gently.
• Set the media so that it does not extend to the
right of the V-groove on the platen.
• When using a thick media, remove the fabric
retainer from the media before printing.
In this case, set the machine setup of “Setting the
Media Detection” to “MANUAL” (
P.3-15), and
refer to P.2-15 “Setting of the manual media width
setting” and set the media width.
2
5
fabric retainer
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Notes when using fabric reterner
• When installing the media, align the media’s right
edge with the groove in the platen. Placing the
media rightward of the groove will make it rise up if
it moves obliquely, and this could cause damage
to the head.
• If a media is misaligned to the right/left more than
fixed position, a error message “MEDIA SET
POSITION R” or is displayed. Set the media
again.
Changing the printing origin
The position of the printing origin can be changed.
Moving the LED pointer to the changing position and
deciding the position.
1
In Local, Press
.
• It enters into the origin setting mode.
SET ORIGIN
X
Y
0.0 0.0
Groove
40°
/50°
Fabric reterner
2
Media
Press
to set a light
point of the LED pointer to thechanging
position.
• Select the carriage and media, moving the point
with [][][][].
3
After determining the origin, press the
key.
• The printing origin is changed.
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Test Printing
Print a test pattern to check that there are no discharging
defects such as nozzle clogging (slight touching of ink or
nozzle missing).
Relationship between head row and
test pattern
1
• The test pattern orientation screen will be displayed.
2
Media advance direction
Head 1
3
4
key.
• The NOZZLE RECOVERY setting screen will be
displayed.
Press
to select NOZZLE
RECOVERY function ON/OFF.
• The orientation selected here will be reflected on
when you will print next time.
ON : Print the pattern of nozzles with recovered
nozzles by other nozzles, which have been
registered by the nozzle recovery of the
maintenance menu.
OFF : Print the pattern without Nozzle Recovery.
5
Press the
6
Check the printed test pattern.
Test Printing
Print a test pattern to check that there are no discharging
defects such as nozzle clogging (slight touching of ink or
nozzle missing).
In addition, you can select the orientation of the test
pattern to print from two types in order to perform test
printing repeatedly. Select one depending on your use.
Press the
• If no recovery nozzles are registered in “Nozzle
Recovery” in the maintenance menu (
P.4-15),
or if the test print setting is not set to “ON”
(
P.4-17), the test print begins. Proceed to
step 6.
Note on test printing
• When using leaf media, set a media of more than
A3 size put horizontally. If a media with narrow
width is set, printing will only be conducted to
midway.
• When using a roll media, rewind the media by
hand before printing so that it is not loose. When
the roll media has not been rewound tightly, it may
cause image quality to deteriorate.
Press
to select the test pattern
orientation (SCAN DIR./ FEED DIR.).
• The orientation selected here will be reflected on
when you will print next time.
• When performing test printing after having
changed the orientation from "SCAN DIR." to
"FEED DIR.", the line is fed to the position of the
first test printing.
The relations between head row and test pattern print
position are as follow.
Test pattern
Press the
(TEST PRINT/CLEANING),
and then press the
key in LOCAL.
2
key.
• Test printing starts.
• When the printing has been completed, the
screen returns to LOCAL.
• When the result is normal, end the operation.
• When the result is abnormal, perform head
cleaning. (
P.2-25)
2
Normal pattern
2
Abnormal pattern
Media-feeding direction
Nozzles are dirty
Clogged with ink
: When the the test pattern orientation is "FEED DIR."
: When the the test pattern orientation is "SCAN DIR."
5
Check before test printing.
• If a media has been set
P.2-4
• If the origin position has been set
• If the head gap has been adjusted
P.2-5
• If the necessary settings have been configured for nozzle
recovery
P.4-15
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Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Set the media feeding
Correct the feeding rate of media.
If the correction value is not appropriate, stripes may appear on the printed image, thus resulting in a poor printing.
• When you have changed the media type, check the pattern and perform adjustment depending on the status.
• When printing with a take-up device, set the media first and then perform media correction.
Flow of media feeding correction
Perform media feeding correction as below:
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Check that the feed correction
setting value is “0”.
Referring to “Setting of Media Correction”
(
P.2-26).
Make the torque of the tension
Referring to “Setting the torque limiter”
(
P.2-25).
Print the correction pattern.
Check the pattern and adjust
the counter weight of feeding/
take-up tension bar.
Referring to “Setting of Media Correction”
(
P.2-26).
Referring to “How to adjust the weight of feeding/
take-up tension-bar” (
P.2-18).
If correction by counter weight
adjustment is not enough,
adjust the torque.
Referring to “Setting the torque limiter”
(
P.2-25).
If correction by counter weight/
torque adjustment is not
enough, input the correction
value in the feed correction
setting.
Referring to “Setting of Media Correction”
(
P.2-26).
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Setting the torque limiter
The tension roller have the torque limiter. By adjusting the
torque limiter, you can change the rotating strengthen of
the roller. (At the factory, the torque limiter was set to the
strongest.)
If you cannot adjust media feeding by counter weight
adjustment, adjust torque limiter.
Head Cleaning
About head cleaning
Check the printed test pattern result and perform cleaning
depending on the status.
Select one from the three types below:
NORMAL : When any line is missing
SOFT
: When only head wiping is needed (when
lines are bent)
HARD
: When poor image quality cannot be
improved even by NORMAL or SOFT
cleaning
Perform head cleaning depending on
the test printing result
There are three types of head cleaning. Use one by
checking the test pattern.
1
Press the
(TEST PRINT/CLEANING)
key in LOCAL.
• CLEANING MENU will be displayed.
2
Torque limiter
to select the cleaning
• NORMAL : Select this if any line is missing.
• SOFT
: When only head wiping is desirable.
(in case of bent lines)
• HARD
: Select this if inferior printing cannot
be improved even by [NORMAL] or
[SOFT] cleaning.
• Clockwise turn :
Increases torque (a thicker media)
• Counterclockwise turn :
Decreases torque (For light media)
3
4
Adjustment nut
Press
type.
Press the
2
key.
2
Perform test printing again, and check the
result.
• Repeat the cleaning and the test printing until the
printing result becomes in normal.
Scale of the torque
50% of the maximum torque
• When the image quality is not improved after the
head cleaning.
• Clean the wiper and ink cap. (
P.4-8)
• Wash the head nozzle. (
P.4-9)
2
100% of the maximum torque
5
• When the torque limiter is adjusted too weak ;
The media can not be taken up firmly.
• When the torque limiter is adjusted too strong ;
The slack may occur depending on the media and
cause influence on the image quality.
• When the media is stretched tight, if tension
roller runs without set ;
The level of torque limiter is adjusted too high.
Reduce the level of torque limiter or increase the
weight of tension bar.
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Setting of Media Correction
If the Positions of Dots
Shift...
Correct the media feed amount to match the type of
media you are using.
If the correction value is not appropriate, stripes may
appear on the printed image, thus resulting in a poor
printing.
When the condition for printing (media thickness/ink type/
etc.) has been changed, perform the following operation
to correct the ink drop position for bidirectional (Bi)
printing and obtain the proper printing result.
• On completion of [MEDIA COMP.] during use of a
roll media, the media returns to the printing origin.
Then the roll media in the rear of this machine will
slacken.
Before printing, take up the slack in the roll media
by hand; a loose roll media can result in an inferior
image quality.
• When printing with a take-up device, set the media
first and then perform media correction.
• When using leaf media, set a media of more than A3
size put horizontally. If a media with narrow width is
set, printing will only be conducted to midway.
Example of a Printed Pattern
Output
direction
Setting of Media Correction
A pattern for media correction is printed and a mediafeeding rate is corrected.
The dots at the fourth position counted
from the zero position in the positive
direction form a straight line.
In this case, the dot position correction
value is 4.0.
Second band
First band
1
2
Set a media. (
Media advance direction
• Two bands are printed in the correction pattern.
• Make adjustment so that an even color density is
obtained in the boundary between the two bands.
P.2-4)
1
Press the
key, and then press the
(ADJUST) in LOCAL.
• ADJUST MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
key.
, and then press the
• “DROP.POScorrect” will be selected.
3
Press the
4
Press
to enter a correction value
of Pattern 1, and then press the
key.
Press the
key, and then press the
(ADJUST) in LOCAL.
key.
• Printing of the Drop position correct printed
pattern will start.
• Multiple test patterns are printed. (The printed
patterns are called Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern
3... in the order of printing.)
• ADJUST MENU will be displayed.
3
Press the
key twice to print the
correction pattern
4
Check the correction pattern and enter a
correction value.
• A screen for entering the correction value will be
displayed.
• Enter a correction value in "+":
The boundary between the two bands is widened.
• Enter a correction value in "-":
The boundary between the two bands is
narrowed.
• When you change the correction value by "30",
the width of the boundary changes by about 0.1
mm.
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• Corrected feeding rate: -40 to 40
• Check the test patterns. The position where an
outward feeding line and a return feeding line
become one straight line is the correction value.
• When the correction value in not between -40 and
40, adjust the height of the printing heads and
then perform the operations in Step 2 and later.
5
In the same way as in Step 4, enter a
correction value of Pattern 2 and later, and
then press the
key.
6
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
Printing Data
4
Starting a Printing Operation
Start printing.
• The printing speed may change, depending on
the width of the set media or the position of the
print origin even when the same data is printed.
This is because of a difference in resolution.
• When using a roll media, rewind the media by
hand before printing so that it is not loose.When
the roll media has not been rewound tightly, it may
cause the image quality to deteriorate.
1
Setting a Media (
P.2-4)
Stopping a Printing Operation
Perform the following operation when stopping a printing
operation halfway.
1
Press the
(LOCAL) during printing.
• The printing operation stops.
• Interrupt data sending at the PC side during the
data is sent from the PC.
• Printing restarts from the interrupted data by
repressing the [REMOTE] key.
Deleting Received Data (Data Clear)
When you want to stop printing, delete the already
received data.
2
Press
3
Transmit data to be printed from the PC.
Press the
key, and then press the
(DATA CLEAR) in LOCAL.
2
Press the
(REMOTE) in LOCAL.
• The screen changes to REMOTE, and data can
be received from the PC.
• The status indicator lamp blinks and the printing
conditions are displayed.
• For the method of data transmission, see the
instruction manual for the output software.
Resolution : 360 /540 /720 /1080 DPI
The current setting number.
REMOTE <Setup 1>
720x1080 16p / Bi / Hi / Vd
WF1 / S / NRS
0.0m
40°
/50°
Wave
1
16p : Number of passes
Bi : Scan direction
Uni/ Unidirectional
Bi/ Bidirectional
Hi : Scanning speed
Std/ Standard speed
Hi/ Double speed
Vd : Data type
Vd/ Variable data
Nd/ Normal data
2
key.
• The received data is erased then it returns to the
Local.
Behavior after printing has been
completed
2
Drying Feed
If set "DRYING FEED" in the MACHINE SETUP to other
than "OFF," after completing the print, it will start the feed
operation in order for the print surface to be dried by the
external heater.
• Perform the feeding operation until the back edge
of printing passes the heater.
• When you press the [END] key, the operation is
terminated.
• When the machine has been received next data
continuously, it will operate after the last data is
received.
Screen display during drying feeding
The length of media
printed
Operating status of the nozzle recovery.
OFF : Print mode without registration or
recovery inoperable.
NRS : During operation
(possible to recover all nozzles)
NRS : During operation (some of the
MAPS4 setting nozzle recovery is unfeasible)
2
5
Drying
Please wait
40°
/50°
S : AUTO
M : MANUAL
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Chapter 3
Setup
This chapter
describes the various setting of this machine.
About SETUP MENU .................................... 3-2
SETUP MENU table.................................... 3-3
Register the optimal print conditions to match
the use ........................................................ 3-4
Setting of Media Correction......................... 3-6
If the Positions of Dots Shift... ..................... 3-7
Setting of Logical Seek ............................... 3-7
Setting of Overprint ..................................... 3-8
Setting of Drying Time................................. 3-8
Setting of Left and Right Margins................ 3-8
Setting of Feed Speed ................................ 3-9
Setting of MAPS4........................................ 3-9
Setting Auto Cleaning ............................... 3-10
Setting Interval wiping ............................... 3-11
Setting External heater.............................. 3-11
About MACHINE SETUP MENU ................ 3-12
MACHINE SETUP MENU table ................ 3-13
Setting a AUTO Power-off......................... 3-14
Setting Top Blower.................................... 3-14
Setting the Display of Media Residual ...... 3-15
Setting the PG Drop Adjust ....................... 3-15
Setting the Media Detection ...................... 3-15
Setting the Drying Feed ............................ 3-16
Setting a LANGUAGE ............................... 3-16
Setting Time............................................... 3-16
Setting Unit (Temperature/ Length) ........... 3-17
Setting a KEY BUZZER ............................. 3-17
Setting the VIEW FEED............................. 3-17
Setting the amount of blank space between
printed lines ............................................... 3-17
Setting the SPACE FEED MODE .............. 3-17
Set the network.......................................... 3-18
Setting event mail function......................... 3-18
Initializing the Settings ............................... 3-22
About NOZZLE CHECK MENU ..................3-23
INFORMATION MENU table ..................... 3-23
Printing Check Flow................................... 3-24
Printing Operations at “Nozzle Missing”
Judgment and Error Occurrence ............... 3-24
Setting the Printing Check ......................... 3-25
Setting the NOZZLE RECOVERY ............. 3-25
Setting the Judgement Condition............... 3-25
About INFORMATION MENU .....................3-26
INFORMATION MENU table ..................... 3-26
Displaying the Information ......................... 3-27
Chapter 3 Setup
About SETUP MENU
On SETUP MENU, you can set the print conditions to match the media you usually use.
Local <Setup 1>
: Press this to select SETUP MENU, or to switch to the
previous screen.
: Press this to switch to the next screen.
: Use these to select a setting item.
: Press this to confirm a setting, etc..
12:00
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
 SETUP MENUs at-a-glance
Local <Setup 1>
12:00
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
SETUP 1
FEED COMP.
DROP.POScorrect
LOGICAL SEEK
Overprint
DRYING TIME
<<
SETUP 1
MARGIN/LEFT
MARGIN/RIGHT
FEED SPEED
AUTO CLEANING
INTERVAL WIPING
<<
SETUP 1
EXTERNAL HEATER
MAPS4
RESET SETTING
<<
3-2
MENU
SETUP
MAINTENANCE
MACHINE SETUP
NOZZLE CHECK
INFORMATION
>
>
>
>
>
SETUP
●SETUP 1
○SETUP 2
○SETUP 3
○SETUP 4
○Temporary
REMOTE
1/3
>
>
HOST
HOST
>
>>
2/3
HOST
HOST
HOST
>
>
>>
3/3
OFF
>
>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
<<
SETUP 1
FEED COMP.
DROP.POScorrect
LOGICAL SEEK
Overprint
DRYING TIME
<<
SETUP 1
MARGIN/LEFT
MARGIN/RIGHT
FEED SPEED
AUTO CLEANING
INTERVAL WIPING
<<
SETUP 1
INTERVAL WIPING
MAPS4
RESET SETTING
<<
1/3
>
>
HOST
HOST
>
>>
2/3
HOST
HOST
HOST
>
>
>>
3/3
>
>
>
>>
SETUP 1
FEED COMP.
DROP.POScorrect
LOGICAL SEEK
Overprint
DRYING TIME
<<
SETUP 1
MARGIN/LEFT
MARGIN/RIGHT
FEED SPEED
AUTO CLEANING
INTERVAL WIPING
<<
SETUP 1
INTERVAL WIPING
MAPS4
RESET SETTING
<<
Select “SETUP 1 to 4” or “Temporary”,
and then press the
key.
>>
1/3
>
>
HOST
HOST
>
>>
2/3
HOST
HOST
HOST
>
>
>>
3/3
>
>
>
>>
SETUP 1
FEED COMP.
DROP.POScorrect
LOGICAL SEEK
Overprint
DRYING TIME
1/3
>
>
HOST
HOST
>
<<
SETUP 1
FEED COMP.
DROP.POScorrect
LOGICAL SEEK
Overprint
DRYING TIME
<<
SETUP 1
MARGIN/LEFT
MARGIN/RIGHT
FEED SPEED
AUTO CLEANING
INTERVAL WIPING
<<
1/3
>
>
HOST
HOST
>
>>
2/3
HOST
HOST
HOST
>
>
>>
>>
SETUP 1
FEED COMP.
DROP.POScorrect
LOGICAL SEEK
Overprint
DRYING TIME
<<
SETUP 1
MARGIN/LEFT
MARGIN/RIGHT
FEED SPEED
AUTO CLEANING
INTERVAL WIPING
<<
1/3
>
>
HOST
HOST
>
>>
2/3
HOST
HOST
HOST
>
>
>>
Chapter 3 Setup
SETUP MENU table
• For each setting item below, you can set it so that the machine may operate according to the value specified when you
printed from your RIP software in the connected host PC.
• Set Item : LOGICAL SEEK/ Overprint/ DRYING TIME/ MARGIN (LEFT and RIGHT)/ FEED SPEED
• When you operate the machine according to the contents specified with the RIP software, set each
• item to “Host” when registering this machine type. When you set it other than “Host”, the machine operates according to
the machine setup.
• For the specifying method with the RIP software, refer to the operation manual of the RIP software.
Function name
FEED COMP. (
P.3-6)
DROP.POScorrect (
When no instruction from RIP
exists *1
-9999 to 0 to 9999
P.3-7)
LOGICAL SEEK (
Overprint (
Set value
P.3-7)
P.3-8)
DRYING TIME SCAN
(
P.3-8)
PRINT END
MARGIN/LEFT (
P.3-8)
MARGIN/RIGHT (
P.3-8)
FEED SPEED *2 (
P.3-9)
DEFAULT, FILE,
LENGTH, TIME
-40.0 to 0 to 40.0
HOST/ ON / OFF
OFF
HOST/ 1 to 9
1
HOST/ 0.0 to 9.9 sec
HOST/ 0 to 120 min
0 sec
0 min
0 mm
0 mm
100%
HOST/ -10 to 85mm
HOST/ 10 to 200%
The value differs depending
on the type of ink to be used
and the operating
environment.
FILE
INTERVAL 1 to 1000
TYPE
NORMAL/ SOFT/ HARD
LENGTH INTERVAL 0.1 to100.0m
TYPE
NORMAL/ SOFT/ HARD
TIME
INTERVAL 10 to 480 min
TYPE
NORMAL/ SOFT/ HARD
Outline
Used to print a pattern for correcting a mediafeeding rate and correct it.
Used to adjust the dot position in go and return
printing.
Sets the scan movable area during printing.
Sets the number of layers in which ink is to be
applied.
1
Sets the time to wait for ink drying.
Sets a non-printing area along the right and left
edges of the media.
Changes the media feeding speed in printing.
2
DEFAULT
AUTO
CLEANING
(
P.3-10)
Cleaning Check
ON/ OFF
EXEC.TIMING
END OF FILE/PRINTING
INTERVAL WIPING (
EXTERNAL HEATER (
AUTO
MAPS4
MANU
(
P.3-9)
AL
RESET SETTING (
P.3-11)
P.3-11)
SPEED
Smoothing
Lv.
P.3-5)
3 to 255 min, OFF
ON/ OFF
50 to 100%
Sets the automatic cleaning operation for the head
performed before printing or during printing.
Set to run or not a nozzle check after auto
cleaning.
Sets the timing for cleaning operation performed
when “LENGTH” or “TIME” is selected.
Sets the wiping operation performed after printing
is completed.
Used to set external heater to ON/OFF
3
Perform setting to reduce stripes between passes.
0 to 25 to 100%
4
The configulation in the settings 1-4 can be reset ondividually.
*1. This is the setting value to be used for printing when setting value is not specified at the RIP software (host) side, or, you give priority to the setting value at
the machine side.
*2. When you set this to “100%” or more, required time for completion of printing will be shortened. However, enough drying time cannot be ensured and it may
affect the image quality.
5
6
3-3
Chapter 3 Setup
Register the optimal print conditions
to match the use
In this machine, you will be able to register print
conditions, SETUP 1 to 4 individually to match the media
in advance.
For example, after print on different types of media, return
to the media always use. In such case you can set the
optimum printing conditions by simply selecting the
registered SETUP 1 to 4.
• Print conditions that can be pre-registered with the
machine are the four types, “SETUP 1” to “SETUP
4”.
• If you print with the print condition which do not
often use, you will be able to set the print
conditions by selecting "Temporary".
If turn on the power again, settings in "Temporary"
will return to the original state when it was
purchased.
Also if turn on the power again in “Temporary”
state, it will be the state in selecting “SETUP 1”.
Register the print conditions to SETUP 1 to 4
1
2
Press
Press
and press the
(MENU)
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
Press
to select and set each item
in the setup menu list.
• Please see the reference page in the setup menu
list for detailed configuration procedure.
How to use [Temporary]
[Temporary] is not only to set the print condition to be
used only once, but also can be used for partial change of
the registered SETUP "1 to 4", or for reflecting the print
conditions set by the [Temporary] to SETUP 1 to 4.
 Register the print conditions in [Temporary]
Registration of the print conditions to [Temporary] can
be done as the same method as to SETUP 1 to 4.
1
2
Press
Press
and press the
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
to select “Temporary”,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
Press
to select and set each item
in the setup menu list.
• Please see the reference page in the setup menu
list for detailed configuration procedure.
3-4
You can use it with changing the part of registration
contents of SETUP 1 to 4.
Select “copy” from the registration screen of [Temporary],
and specify the copy source (SETUP 1 to 4).
1
2
Press
Press
and press the
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
to select “Temporary”,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
Press
Press
press the
(<<).
to select “COPY”, and
key.
• Selection screen of the copy source will be
displayed.
5
in LOCAL.
• The item selected indicates ● and others show
○.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
 Copy the contents of SETUP 1 to 4 to
[Temporary]
Press
to SELECT the copy
source (SETUP 1 to 4) and press the
key.
• Confirmation screen of the copy will be displayed.
6
7
Press the
key.
• Settings selected in step 5 is copied to Temporary.
Press
to select the setting item
to be changed, and press the
key.
• Please see the reference page in the setup menu
list for detailed configuration procedure.
Chapter 3 Setup
 Reflect The Content Set In [Temporary] To
Setup 1 To 4
Reset the registered contents
Reset the contents registered to SETUP 1 to 4.
1
2
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
to select “Temporary”,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
Press
to select and set each item
in the setup menu list.
• Please see the reference page in the setup menu
list for detailed configuration procedure.
4
Display the last page of Temporary and
select “SAVE SETTING”, and press the
key.
• Selection screen of the save location will be
displayed.
5
Press
to select the location
selected (SETUP 1 to 4), and press the
key.
1
2
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
to select SETUP 1 to 4 to
be reset and press the
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
Press
(<<).
Press
to select “RESET
SETTING”, and press the
key.
• Confirmation screen of reset settings will be
displayed.
5
Press the
end the setting.
1
key several times to
• Save confirmation screen will be displayed.
6
Press the
7
Press the
end the setting.
key.
2
• Settings of Temporary will be saved to the location
selected in step 5.
key several times to
3
4
5
6
3-5
Chapter 3 Setup
Setting of Media Correction
Correct the media feed amount to match the type of
media you are using.
If the correction value is not appropriate, stripes may
appear on the printed image, thus resulting in a poor
printing.
• On completion of [MEDIA COMP.] during use of a roll
media, the media returns to the printing origin. Then the
roll media in the rear of this machine will slacken.
Before printing, take up the slack in the roll media by
hand; a loose roll media can result in an inferior image
quality.
• When printing with a take-up device, set the media first
and then perform media correction.
A pattern for media correction is printed and a mediafeeding rate is corrected.
• Two bands are printed in the correction pattern.
• Make adjustment so that an even color density is
obtained in the boundary between the two bands.
Media advance direction
Second band
First band
3-6
1
2
3
Set a media. (
4
5
6
Press
and press the
Press
Press
and press the
P.2-4)
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
to select “FEED COMP”,
key.
Press the
key twice to print a
correction pattern.
Check the correction pattern and enter a
correction value.
• A screen for entering the correction value will be
displayed.
• Enter a correction value in "+":
The boundary between the two bands is widened.
• Enter a correction value in "-":
The boundary between the two bands is
narrowed.
• When you change the correction value by "30", the
width of the boundary changes by about 0.1 mm.
7
Press the
8
Press the
end the setting.
key.
• Print a correction pattern again and check it.
• When media correction is needed, perform the
operation in Step 7 to make correction.
key several times to
Correcting Media-feeding during Printing
A media-feeding rate can be corrected even in the remote
mode or when image data is printed.
1
Press
Remote.
2
Press
feeding rate.
3
Press the
(ADJUST)
in the
to enter a corrected
• Corrected feeding rate: -9999 to 9999
• The value entered here is reflected in the
corrected feeding rate soon.
key twice .
• key. The changed value is registered.
• When you press the [ENTER] key instead of the
[END] key, the value entered here will be valid
temporarily. (When you perform media detection
again or turn the power OFF, the correction value
is cleared.)
Chapter 3 Setup
If the Positions of Dots Shift...
Setting of Logical Seek
When the condition for printing (media thickness/ink type/
etc.) has been changed, perform the following operation
to correct the ink drop position for bidirectional (Bi)
printing and obtain the proper printing result.
The head’s operation varies depending on the LOGICAL
SEEK settings, as shown in the figure below.
Movement of heads when LOGICAL seek is OFF
UNI-DIRECTIONAL
Example of a Printed Pattern
BI-DIRECTIONAL
Media
Media
Output
direction
Print erea
Red arrow :
Movement of head
The dots at the fourth position counted
from the zero position in the positive
direction form a straight line.
In this case, the dot position correction
value is 4.0.
1
Set a media on the machine. (
2
3
Press
1
Movement of heads when LOGICAL seek is ON
UNI-DIRECTIONAL
BI-DIRECTIONAL
Media
Media
P.2-4)
• In order to print a pattern, a media that is 500 mm
wide at least is necessary.
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
4
5
Press
to select “DROP.POS
correct”, and press the
key.
6
Press
to enter a correction value
of Pattern 1, and press the
key.
Press the
1
2
• Corrected feeding rate: -40 to 40
• Check the test patterns. The position where an
outward feeding line and a return feeding line
become one straight line is the correction value.
• When the correction value in not between -40 and
40, adjust the height of the printing heads and
then perform the operations in Step 2 and later.
7
In the same way as in Step 4, enter a
correction value of Pattern 2 and later, and
press the
key.
8
Press the
end the setting.
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
3
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
key.
• Start the pattern printing.
• Multiple test patterns are printed. (The printed
patterns are called Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern
3... in the order of printing.)
2
Print erea
Red arrow :
Movement of head
3
4
Press
to select “LOGICAL
SEEK”, and press the
key.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
4
• Set value : HOST / ON / OFF
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
5
key several times to
6
3-7
Chapter 3 Setup
Setting of Overprint
Sets the number of layers in which ink is to be applied.
1
2
Press
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
Press
press the the
to select “Overprint” , and
key.
Press
time, and press the
to set drying
key.
• Set the drying time for canning and after printing
is completed. To enable the drying time specified
in your RIP, select “Host”.
• Scanning setting value :
Host or 0.0 sec. to 9.9 sec.
• Print end setting value:
Host or 0 sec. to 120 inutes.
• Item selecting : by the [][] keys
• Time setting : by the [][] keys
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
6
7
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Press
to set number of Overprint,
and press the the
key.
• Setting value : Host/ 1 to 9 times
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Setting of Left and Right Margins
Set a non-printing area along the left and right edges of
the media.
The offset value against the standard margin 20 mm is set
hereupon.
Setting of Drying Time
In the drying time setting, the following items for ink drying
time are set.
• When you give priority to the setting at the RIP
software side, make the setting value “Host”.
• You cannot specify the margins at the attached
RIP software (RasterLink). When you use the
RasterLink, if you set this machine to “Host”,
printing will be performed in “Margins for right and
left off set value= 0 mm” status.
• The margin setting is reflected when the media
width is detected.
• SCAN
: Ink drying time for each scanning is set. (During
bidirectional printing, the machine stops for a
certain period of time specified for each of the
outward and return scanning.)
• PRINT END : Ink drying time after printing has been complete
is set.
• When you give priority to the setting at the
RasterLink side, make the setting value “Host”.
• “SCAN” set in this machine is displayed as “Pause
Time per Scan” in the RasterLink.
• You cannot specify the print end at the RasterLink
side. When you set this machine to “Host”, printing
will be performed in “PRINT END= 0 min.” status.
1
2
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
1
2
Press
Press
and press the
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
5
3-8
Press
Press
and press the
Press the
(>>) .
to select “DRYING TIME”,
key.
key.
3
4
5
Press
(>>) .
Press
to select “Margin/L” or
“Margin/R”, and press the
key.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set value : HOST / -10 to 85 mm
6
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
• Pay attention to that printing may start on the
media press if a right and left margin is set to 5
mm or less when the media press is used in
printing.
Chapter 3 Setup
Setting of Feed Speed
 Conditions disabling MAPS function
Changes the media feeding speed in printing.
1
2
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
The MAPS function may be disabled under the following conditions. In addition, the MAPS may not be effective, depending on the image to be printed.
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
Sb420 ink 4-colors ink set / Sb421 ink 4-colors ink
set
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
5
6
Press
(>>).
Press
and press the
Press the
to select “FEED SPEED”,
key.
Pass
540x 360
2 pass
720x 720
4 pass
720x 1080
6 pass
720x 1440
8 pass
Scan speed
High speed
Rc400 ink 8-colors ink set
key.
Resolution
Pass
720 x 1080
12 pass
720 x 1440
16 pass
Scan speed
High speed
1
Ac400 ink 8-colors ink set
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set value : HOST / 10 to 200%
7
Resolution
Press the
end the setting.
Resolution
Pass
Scan speed
720 x 1440
16 pass
High speed
Sb420 ink 6-colors ink set / Sb421 ink 6-colors ink
set / Dd400 ink 8-colors ink set
key several times to
Resolution
Pass
540 x 360
4 pass
720 x 720
8 pass
720 x 1080
12 pass
720 x 1440
16 pass
Scan speed
High speed
2
Rc500 ink 8-colors ink set
Setting of MAPS4
The MAPS (Mimaki Advanced PassSystem) function to
disperse the pass boundary to make the feeding stripes
less visible.
Resolution
Pass
Scan speed
720 x 1080
12 pass
High speed
Sb420 at the ink set of Sb420+TP420 4 + 4colors /
Sb421 at the ink set of Sb420+TP420 4 + 4colors
• MAPS4 provides two setting options: “AUTO” and
“MANUAL”. Select “AUTO” or “MANUAL”
according to your usage.
• Changing the MAPS4 settings may change the
color tone. Check the effects before use.
• MAPS may not be effective depending on image to
be printed. Use it after checking effect in advance.
Resolution
Pass
540x 360
4 pass
720x 720
8 pass
720x 1080
12 pass
720x 1440
16 pass
Scan speed
3
High speed
Setting MAPS4 Function (AUTO)
1
2
Press
Press
and press the
4
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
5
Press
(>>).
Press
press the
to select “MAPS4” , and
key.
Press
press the
to select “AUTO”, and
key.
5
• To select “MANUAL” for the setting, refer to P.3-10
“Setting MAPS4 Function (MANUAL)”.
6
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
6
3-9
Chapter 3 Setup
Setting MAPS4 Function (MANUAL)
1
2
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
5
Press
(>>).
Press
press the
to select “MAPS4” , and
key.
Press
press the
to select “MANUAL”, and
key.
• To select “AUTO” for the setting, refer to P.3-9
“Setting MAPS4 Function (AUTO)”.
6
Setting Auto Cleaning
You can set the machine so that it counts the number of
printed files or the length or time after printing has been
completed, and performs cleaning automatically if required.
You can select the auto cleaning setting from four types
below:
• DEFAULT : The cleaning operation units and intervals
differ depending on the type of ink to be
used or the operating environment. Refer
to the table below for more information.
• PAGE
: Set the cleaning intervals by the number
of printed files.
• LENGTH : Set the cleaning intervals by the printed
length.
• TIME
: Set the cleaning intervals by the printed
time.
 Conditions for Cleaning in “DEFAULT” Mode
The conditions for cleaning differ depending on the type
of ink to be used and the operating environment as indicated in the table below.
Press
to select the “SPEED” (50
to 100%), and press the
key.
• Select a speed for printing. By using standard
quality printing as reference, set in the direction of
minus (-) to decrease the print speed, and set in
the direction of plus (+) to increase the print
speed.
Ink
type
Operation
Units
Operating Environment
Up to
35°C or
30 to 35°C
30°C
higher
Sb420 LENGTH
30m
10m
PRINTING
Normal
Sb421 LENGTH
30m
10m
PRINTING
Normal
30m
PRINTING
Normal
60min
END OF
FILE
Normal
Dd400 LENGTH
• If the speed is changed, NOZZLE RECOVERY
(
P.3-25) may not become effective. Check in
advance before use.
7
8
TP400
Press
to select the "Smoothing
Lv.”, and press the
key.
Press
to change the smoothing
level, and press the
key.
9
TIME
480min 120min
Rc400 LENGTH
50m
30m
PRINTING
Soft
Ac400 LENGTH
50m
30m
PRINTING
Normal
Rc500 LENGTH
50m
30m
PRINTING
Soft
Normal
Normal
Sb420+
TIME
TP400
480min 120min
60min
END OF
FILE
Sb421+
TIME
TP400
480min 120min
60min
END OF
FILE
• The “-” mark in the table indicates that the autocleaning operation is not carried out.
• Even if you select a configuration other than
“DEFAULT”, the cleaning operation is carried out
automatically once the interval set with the
conditions specified in the table above is
exceeded.
• Set Value : 0 to 100% (set in units of 5%)
• The MAPS4 effect become strong as the set value
increase, and become weak as the set value decrease.
Press the
end the setting.
Operation Cleaning
Timing
Type
key several times to
The functions listed below are also available.
• Cleaning Check function
Automatic nozzle check after auto cleaning can be set.
• Select Cleaning Operation Timing function
The cleaning operation timing can be set when “LENGTH” or
“TIME” is selected as the unit for cleaning.
The machine can perform a stable printing operation with
its heads always kept clean.
1
2
Press
Press
and press the
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
3-10
Press
(>>).
Press
to select “AUTO
CLEANING”, and press the
key.
Chapter 3 Setup
5
Press the
key, and press
to select the type of auto cleaning.
• There are “DEFAULT”, “PAGE”, “LENGTH” and
“TIME” for auto cleaning.
DEFAULT : When the set cleaning timing has
been reached, the machine performs
head cleaning automatically.
FILE
: When the set number of prints has
been completed, the machine
performs head cleaning
automatically.
LENGTH : When the set length has passed, the
machine performs head cleaning
automatically.
TIME
: When the set time has passed, the
machine performs head cleaning
automatically.
• If you have selected “DEFAULT”, proceed to Step 8.
6
Press
, and press
select the cleaning interval.
to
• Depending on the auto cleaning type selected in
the Step 3, the setting value differs.
For FILE
: 1 to 1000 file
For LENGTH : 0.1 to 100.0m (in 0.1m increment)
For TIME
: 10 to 480min (in 10min increment)
7
Press the
key, and press
to select the cleaning type.
• Set Value : NORMAL/ SOFT/HARD
8
9
Press the
key, and press
to select “Cleaning Check”.
Press the
key, and press
to select set value.
• Set Value : ON/ OFF
• If you have selected “FILE” st step 5, proceed to
Step 12.
10
11
Press the
key, and press
to select “EXEC.TIMING”.
Press the
key, and press
to select set value.
• There are “END OF FILE” and “PRINTING” for set
values.
END OF FILE : Carries
out
the
cleaning
operations between files after the
cleaning
interval
configured
under “LENGTH” or “TIME” in
Step 6 has passed.
PRINTING
: Stops printing and starts the
cleaning operation immediately
after the cleaning interval
configured under “LENGTH” or
“TIME” in Step 6 has passed.
12
13
Press the
Press the
end the setting.
key .
key several times to
• Depending on the state of the heads, etc., the image
quality deterioration may not be improved even with
this function performed.In this case, contact our
service office or the distributor in your region.
Setting Interval wiping
When the set time has passed, nozzle face of the head is
cleaned automatically to remove ink droplets on the
nozzle face.
In case that deflection, nozzle missing, or symptom which
ink droplets fall down occurred, set the interval between
each operation shorter.
1
2
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
1
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
3
4
5
Press
6
7
Press the
(<<) .
Press
to select “INTERVAL
WIPING”, and press the
key.
Press
to set intervals.
• Set Value : 3 to 255 Minutes, OFF
• When [OFF] is set, periodical wiping is not
executed.
2
key.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
3
Setting External heater
Used to set external heater to ON/OFF.
1
2
Press
3
4
5
6
7
Press
in LOCAL.
(MENU)
Press
and press the
to select SETUP 1 to 4,
key.
4
• SETUP MENU will be displayed.
(<<) .
Press
to select “EXTERNAL
HEATER”, and press the
key.
Press
5
to select set value.
• Set Value: ON/OFF
Press the
Press the
end the setting.
key.
key several times to
3-11
6
Chapter 3 Machine setting
About MACHINE SETUP MENU
Common settings are functions for using this machine easily.
The following items can be set in machine setups.
Local <Setup 1>
: Press this to select MACHINE SETUP MENU, or to switch
to the previous screen.
: Press this to switch to the next screen.
: Use these to select a setting item.
: Press this to confirm a setting, etc..
12:00
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
 MACHINE SETUP MENUs at-a-glance
Local <Setup 1>
12:00
MENU
SETUP
MAINTENANCE
MACHINE SETUP
NOZZLE CHECK
INFORMATION
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
MACHINE SETUP
1/4
AUTO POWER OFF 30min
FEEDING/TAKE-UP UNIT >
>
Top blower
OFF
MEDIA REMAIN
>
HEAD HEIGHT
<<
MACHINE SETUP
PG DROP ADJUST
MEDIA DETECT
DRYING FEED
LANGUAGE
TIME
<<
MACHINE SETUP
UNIT/TEMP.
UNIT/LENGTH
KEY BUZZER
VIEW FEED
Space Btwn PP.
<<
MACHINE SETUP
>>
>>
>>
<<
3-12
>
>
>
>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
1/4
AUTO POWER OFF 30min
FEEDING/TAKE-UP UNIT >
>
Top blower
OFF
MEDIA REMAIN
>
HEAD HEIGHT
MACHINE SETUP
PG DROP ADJUST
MEDIA DETECT
DRYING FEED
LANGUAGE
TIME
MACHINE SETUP
UNIT/TEMP.
UNIT/LENGTH
KEY BUZZER
VIEW FEED
Space Btwn PP.
<<
4/4
SPACE FEED MODE
NETWORK
EVENT MAIL
RESET
<<
<<
3/4
℃
mm
ON
ON
None
MACHINE SETUP
AUTO POWER OFF 30min
FEEDING/TAKE-UP UNIT >
>
Top blower
OFF
MEDIA REMAIN
>
HEAD HEIGHT
Two
times
<<
2/4
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
MACHINE SETUP
>>
>>
<<
>>
MACHINE SETUP
UNIT/TEMP.
UNIT/LENGTH
KEY BUZZER
VIEW FEED
Space Btwn PP.
<<
4/4
>
>
>
>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
PG DROP ADJUST
MEDIA DETECT
DRYING FEED
LANGUAGE
TIME
<<
3/4
℃
mm
ON
ON
None
SPACE FEED MODE
NETWORK
EVENT MAIL
RESET
MACHINE SETUP
1/4
AUTO POWER OFF 30min
FEEDING/TAKE-UP UNIT >
>
Top blower
OFF
MEDIA REMAIN
>
HEAD HEIGHT
<<
2/4
>
>
>
>
>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
>>
<<
<<
2/4
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
UNIT/TEMP.
UNIT/LENGTH
KEY BUZZER
VIEW FEED
Space Btwn PP.
<<
4/4
>
>
>
>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
PG DROP ADJUST
MEDIA DETECT
DRYING FEED
LANGUAGE
TIME
<<
3/4
℃
mm
ON
ON
None
SPACE FEED MODE
NETWORK
EVENT MAIL
RESET
MACHINE SETUP
1/4
AUTO POWER OFF 30min
FEEDING/TAKE-UP UNIT >
>
Top blower
OFF
MEDIA REMAIN
>
HEAD HEIGHT
MACHINE SETUP
>>
<<
<<
2/4
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
UNIT/TEMP.
UNIT/LENGTH
KEY BUZZER
VIEW FEED
Space Btwn PP.
<<
4/4
>
>
>
>
>>
MACHINE SETUP
PG DROP ADJUST
MEDIA DETECT
DRYING FEED
LANGUAGE
TIME
<<
3/4
℃
mm
ON
ON
None
SPACE FEED MODE
NETWORK
EVENT MAIL
RESET
MACHINE SETUP
1/4
AUTO POWER OFF 30min
FEEDING/TAKE-UP UNIT >
>
Top blower
OFF
MEDIA REMAIN
>
HEAD HEIGHT
>>
2/4
>
>
>
>
>
>>
3/4
℃
mm
ON
ON
None
>>
Chapter 3 Machine setting
MACHINE SETUP MENU table
Function name
Set value
30min
When no operation has been performed for the
set time, the power supply is automatically
turned “OFF”.
FEEDING UNIT
ON/ OFF
ON
Set whether to use or not to use feeding unit.
FEEDING
TENSION BAR
ON/ OFF
OFF
Set whether to use or not to use feeding tension
bar.
TAKE-UP UNIT
ON/ OFF
ON
Set whether to use or not to use take-up unit.
TAKE-UP
TENSION BAR
ON/ OFF
OFF
Set whether to use or not to use take-up tension
bar.
FEEDING/
TAKE-UP SW
Continuance/ Temporary
Continua Set how to operate when the ON/OFF switch for
nce
feeding/take-up device is pressed.
ON
AUTO/ STORONG/ WEAK
AUTO
P.3-14)
Top blower
(
P.3-14)
Meaning
NONE/
10 ~ 600min
AUTO Power-off (
FEEDING/
TAKE-UP UNIT
(
P.2-4)
Default
Set the operation of the top blower in print.
MEDIA REMAIN (
P.3-15)
HEAD HEIGHT (
ON/ OFF
P.2-5)
PG DROP ADJUST (
OFF
2.0 to 7.0 mm
You can control the remaining amount of media.
Set the head height.
Adjust the outward and return ink drop positions
during bidirectional printing.
P.3-15)
DETECTION TYPE AUTO/MANUAL
AUTO
Set the media detection method.
INPUT
THICKNESS
ON/ OFF
ON
Set whether to enter the thickness of the media
to be used during media detection.
DIA.DETECT
AUTO/MANUAL
AUTO
Sets the detection method of the media outer
diameter of the take-up unit and feeding unit.
DRYING FEED
(
P.3-16)
DRYING FEED
OFF/ 100 to 1,000mm
OFF
Set the length of the media to feed after printing
is complete.
LANGUAGE (
P.3-16)
English
Displayed language is changed.
Japan time
Time difference is corrected.
MEDIA DETECT
(
P.3-16)
TIME (
P.3-16)
UNIT/ TEMP. (
UNIT/ LENGTH (
KEY BUZZER (
VIEW FEED (
Space Btwn PP. (
1
OFF
+4h ~ -20h
P.3-17)
P.3-17)
P.3-17)
P.3-17)
P.3-17)
SPACE FEED MODE (
P.3-17)
°C (Centigrade)/°F (Fahrenheit) °C
A unit for displaying temperature is set.
mm / inch
mm
A unit for displaying length and area is set.
OFF / ON
ON
A buzzer sound when keys are pressed is set.
ON / OFF
ON
Set whether media feeding is performed for
checking the result of the test printing etc. or not.
None/ 10 to 500 mm
None
Sets the amount of blank space between printed
lines.
INTERMITTENT /
CONTINUOUS
INTERMI Change the feed mode of the margin included in
TTENT
the image data.
2
3
Set the network.
NETWORK
(
P.3-18)
Check IP Addr.
The IP address currently used by this machine is displayed.
Check MAC Addr.
The IP address currently used by this machine is displayed.
DHCP
ON / OFF
When it is ON, the IP address given by the
DHCP server is used.
AutoIP
ON / OFF
When it is ON, the IP address is determined by
the AutoIP protocol. However, DHCP is ON,
DHCP has priority.
IP Address *1
Set the IP address used by this machine.
Default Gateway *1
Set the default gateway used by this machine.
DNS Address *1
Set the DNS server address used by this machine.
SubNet Mask
*1
4
5
Set the digit number of the subnet mask used by this machine.
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Chapter 3 Machine setting
Function name
Set value
Mail Delivery
(
P.3-18)
EVENT MAIL
Meaning
OFF
Set whether you send/ do not send the e-mail
when the set event occurs.
ON / OFF
OFF
Set whether you send/ do not send the e-mail at
the start of printing.
Print End Event ON / OFF
OFF
Set whether you send/ do not send the e-mail at
the end of printing.
Error Event
ON / OFF
OFF
Set whether you send/ do not send the e-mail
when a error occurs.
Warning Event
ON / OFF
OFF
Set whether you send/ do not send the e-mail
when a warning occurs.
Other Event
ON / OFF
OFF
Set whether you send/ do not send the e-mail
when an event other than the above occurs.
ON / OFF
Print Start
Event
Select Event
(
P.3-19)
Default
Mail Address
(
P.3-19)
Set the e-mail address to which Alphanumeric characters and symbols (within 96
you send the event mail.
characters)
Message Subject
(
P.3-19)
Set the characters to write in the
Alphanumeric characters and symbols (within 8 characters)
subject of the event mail.
SMTP Address
Set the SMTP server.
SMTP Port No.
Set the SMTP port number.
SENDER ADDRESS
Set the e-mail address to be used as the sender mail
address.
POP before
SMTP
Server Setup
(
P.3-20)
Authentication
Set the SMTP server authentication method (SMTP
SMTP
authentication).
Authentication
OFF
Transmit Test
(
P.3-21)
RESET(
User Name *2
Set the user name used for the authentication.
Pass Word *2
Set the password used for the authentication.
POP3 Address *3
Set the POP server.
APOP *3
Set ON/ OFF of APOP.
Send the test e-mail.
All setting values are returned to the status
default.
P.3-22)
*1. Settable when both of DHCP and AutoIP are [OFF]
*2. Settable only when Auth. is not OFF
*3. Settable only when Auth. is POP before SMTP
Setting a AUTO Power-off
Setting Top Blower
When no operation has been performed for the set time,
the power supply is automatically turned “OFF”.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press
to select “AUTO POWER
OFF”, and press the
key.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set Value : none, 10 to 600min
4
Press the
end the setting.
Set the operation of the top blower in print.
Turn the top blower setting “ON”, and you can set the
strength for the blower.
1
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press
and press the
Press
the
to select “Top blower”,
key.
to select “ON”, and press
key.
ON : You can choose the air volume of the blower.
OFF : The top blower does not work while printing
process. Proceed to step 6.
key several times to
4
3-14
Press
Press
and press the
to select “STRENGTH”,
key.
Chapter 3 Machine setting
5
Press
to select a set value
(AUTO/ STRONG/ WEAK), and press the
key.
• Set value : ON/ OFF
6
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Setting the Display of Media Residual
Whether the screen displays the remaining amount of a
media is set.
When the media
remaining amount
display is turned to
"ON"
When the media
remaining amount
display is turned to
"OFF"
the remaining amount of a media is
displayed in Remote.
(However, when a leaf media is used,
the length of the media to be printed is
displayed.)
the remaining amount of a media is not
displayed in the Remote.
• The amount of a media that has been fed by the
printing and jog keys is reflected in the remaining
amount of a media.
• The length of a media (initial value of the
remaining amount) is entered when a roll media is
detected.(
P.2-14)
• The setting configured here does not become
effective unless media detection is performed after
the setting has been complete.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
5
Press
to select “MEDIA
REMAIN”, and press the
key.
Press
Press the
to select ON/OFF.
Setting the PG Drop Adjust
Adjust the outward and return ink drop positions during
bidirectional printing.
PG Drop Adjust adjusts the ink drop positions at two
points where the head height is not the same, so that high
quality printing can be realized by automatically adjusting
the ink drop positions even if the head height changes.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
(>>).
Press
to select “PG DROP
ADJUST”, and press the
key.
1
Loosen the carriage height adjustment
screw and press the
key.
• Loosen the screen by referring to P.2-5 “Adjusting
the Head Height”.
5
6
With the head height set as 3 mm, tighten
the height adjustment screw.
7
Correct the dot positions in patterns 1 to 5
by referring to P.3-7 “If the Positions of
Dots Shift...”.
8
By referring to steps 4 to 7, change the
head height to 4 mm and then correct the
dot positions in patterns 1 to 5.
9
Press the
end the setting.
Press the
key twice.
• Ink drop position adjustment patterns 1 to 5 will be
printed.
3
key several times to
key.
Setting the Media Detection
Press the
end the setting.
2
key several times to
• When set "ON" the media remaining display, you
can print the list of current media remaining
amount and the date. (
P.2-15)
4
Set the following two items in media detection settings.
Setting of Media
Detection
When seting the media, set whether to
detect the media width automatically
(AUTO) or decide the print range
manually (MANUAL).
Setting of Media
Thickness
Set whether to enter the thickness of
the media during media detection.
Winding diameter
detection
Select auto detection (AUTO) or
manual setting (MANUAL) for the
media outer diameter of both take-up
unit and feeding unit.
5
• To perform over printing, turn the media detection
settings to “MANUAL”.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
6
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
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Chapter 3 Machine setting
2
3
4
5
6
7
Press
Press
press the
to select ON/OFF, and
key.
8
Press
and press the
to select "DIA.DETECT"
key
9
Press
and press the
to select AUTO / MANUAL
key
10
(>>).
Setting a LANGUAGE
You can change the displayed language.
Press
to select “MEDIA
DETECT”, and press the
key.
Press the
1
key.
Press
to select “AUTO/
MANUAL”, and press the
key.
Press
to select “INPUT
THICKNESS”, and press
.
key several times to
Setting the Drying Feed
After printing, set the media feed length for drying
uniformly to the end of the media.
2
3
4
5
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
5
6
3-16
Press
(>>).
Press
and press the
Press the
to select “DRYING FEED”,
key.
key.
• “DRYING FEED” will be selected.
Press
to input the feed length of
media, and press the
key.
Press the
end the setting.
Press
(>>).
Press
and press the
to select “LANGUAGE”,
key .
Press
press the
to select language, and
key .
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Setting Time
You can set time of your country (time difference).
1
2
3
4
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
key several times to
Press
(>>).
Press
press the
Press
and press the
to select “TIME”, and
key.
to enter time,
key.
• Year/Month/Day/Time selecting:
by the [][]
• Year/Month/Day/Time inputting:
by the [][]
• According to the position of your external heater,
please configure that the rear end of printing can
pass through the heater.
1
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
• To improve image quality for printing, we
recommend selecting “ON” in step 7.
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
• “DETECTION TYPE” will be selected.
Press the
end the setting.
Press
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
• -20 hours to +4 hours can be set.
Chapter 3 Machine setting
Setting Unit (Temperature/ Length)
Units used by this machine are set.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
4
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key .
• Set value : ON/ OFF
(twice)
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press
4
Press
press the
(>>).
Setting the amount of blank space
between printed lines
Press
to select “UNIT/TEMP.” or
“UNIT/LENGTH”, and press the
key.
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set value of tempture : °C / °F
• Set value of length
: mm / inch
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Setting a KEY BUZZER
You can turn off the buzzer sound when pressing the key.
Sets the amount of blank space between printed lines.
1
2
3
4
5
Press
(MENU) in Local.
Press
and press the
Press
to select “Machine Setup”,
key .
(>>) twice.
Press
to select “Space Btwn
PP.”, and press the
key .
Press
to set the amount of blank
space, and press the
key .
• Set value : None / 10 to 500 mm
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
Press
and press the
to select “KEY BUZZER”,
key.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
• When the key buzzer is set to "OFF", the buzzer
sound for errors, warnings, operation completion,
etc. cannot be shut off.
Setting the VIEW FEED
Set whether media feeding is performed for checking the
result of the test printing etc. or not.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
Press
Press
and press the
2
3
Change the feed mode of the margin included in the
image data (the space of no data to be printed). If print
data with much margin, set to “continuous”, then the print
time can be shorten.
1
Press the
(MENU)
key in LOCAL.
4
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
(>>) twice.
Press
to select “SPACE FEED
MODE” , and press the
key.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
5
INTERMITTENT:Perform
intermittent
feed
operation of the path division unit
CONTINUOUS :Feed the no data part at a time
(>>) twice.
to select “VIEW FEED”,
key .
key several times to
Setting the SPACE FEED MODE
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press the
end the setting.
• If the printed data already has a blank space,
using this function will result in “Blank space of the
data + Amount of blank space set by using this
function” being output as a blank space.
(>>) twice.
• Set value : ON/ OFF
5
6
1
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
6
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Chapter 3 Machine setting
Set the network
You can also perform network setting with “Network
Configurator”, the tool to perform network setting of
Mimaki’s product. To download the Network Configurator,
check " Driver / Utility" on the download page at Mimaki
Engineering (http://mimaki.com/download/).
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
(>>) twice.
Press
and press the
Press the
to select “NETWORK”,
key.
Press
6
7
Press
, and press the
key.
• “CHECK MAC ADDRESS” will be selected.
• The MAC address currently used by this machine
is displayed.
• When you have finished the check, press the
[ENTER] key.
, and press the
key.
• “DHCP” will be selected.
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set value : ON/ OFF
• When it is ON, the IP address given by the DHCP
server is used.
Press
, and press the
Press
several times to select setting
item, and press the
key.
to select a set value, and
key.
Press
, and press
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set value : ON/ OFF
• Both of DHCP and AutoIP is OFF, you can set IP
Address. For other than above, proceed to the
Step 14.
to select a set value, and
key.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Set the function to send e-mails to the set e-mail address
when events such as cutting start/ end and stop due to an
error.
You can also perform network setting with “Network
Configurator”, the tool to perform network setting of
Mimaki’s product. To download the Network Configurator,
check " Driver / Utility" on the download page at Mimaki
Engineering (http://mimaki.com/download/).
• Disclaimer
• The customer is responsible for the communication fee for
Internet communication such as e-mail notification.
• The notification by the event mail function may not be
delivered due to Internet environment, failure of the device/
the power supply, etc. Mimaki has absolutely no
responsibility for any damages or loss resulting from nondelivery or delays.
• You can use event mail function by connecting
LAN to this machine. Please prepare for LAN
cable connection beforehand.
• Not compatible with SSL communication.
Enable the event mail function
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
.
• “IP ADDRESS” will be selected.
Press
press the
Setting event mail function
• “AutoIP” will be selected.
Press
press the
.
• The setting items DEFAULT GATEWAY, DNS
ADDRESS and SUBNET MASK will be displayed.
• Both of DHCP and AutoIP is OFF, you can set
DEFAULT GATEWAY/ DNS ADDRESS/ SUBNET
MASK. For other than above, proceed to the Step
14.
• To reflect network setting, once turn off the power
supply and turn it on again.
key.
• Set value : ON/ OFF
• When it is ON, the IP address is determined by
the AutoIP protocol. However, DHCP is ON,
DHCP has priority.
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13
14
15
• “CHECK IP ADDRESS” will be selected.
• The IP address currently used by this machine is
displayed.
• When you have finished the check, press the
[ENTER] key.
5
10
11
Press
key.
• After connecting with the network, it takes time until
the IP address is determined. If the IP address has
not been determined, “0.0.0.0” is displayed.
8
9
12
2
3
4
Press
Press
and press the
Press the
(<<).
to select “EVENT MAIL”,
key.
key.
• “MAIL DELIVERY” will be selected.
Chapter 3 Machine setting
5
6
Press
the
to select “ON”, and press
key.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
5
Press
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
Press
(<<).
Press
and press the
Press
key.
to select “EVENT MAIL”,
key.
twice, and press the
• “MAIL ADDRESS” will be selected.
to select “EVENT MAIL”,
key.
, and press the
5
Press
address, and press the
to set mail
key.
• Set the e-mail address to which you send the
event mail.
• Set it with alphanumeric characters and symbols
within 96 characters.
key.
1
• “SELECT EVENT” will be selected.
Press
press
to select the event, and
().
• After selecting the event, press [FUNC2] key and
put a check in the check box.
An email will be sent when the event whose box
has been checked occurs.
• To select multiple events, use [][] to put the
cursor over the events you want, and put a check
in their boxes by pressing [FUNC2].
Event name
6
Sets sending/not sending of an email when
printing starts.
PRINT END
Sets sending/not sending of an email when
printing ends.
ERROR
Sets sending/not sending of an email when
printing is stopped due to occurrence of an
error.
WARNING
Sets sending/not sending of an email when a
warning occurs during printing.
etc.
Sets sending/not sending of an email when an
event other than the above occurs.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
2
Set the subject
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
Outline
PRINT
START
6
2
3
4
(<<).
Press
and press the
Press
1
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
Set the event to send an event mail
1
Set the e-mail address
2
3
4
Press
Press
and press the
Press
key.
3
(<<).
to select “EVENT MAIL”,
key.
3 times, and press the
• “MASSAGE SUBJECT” will be selected.
5
Press
and press the
4
to set subject,
key.
• Set the characters to write in the subject of the
event mail.
• Set it with alphanumeric characters and symbols
within 8 characters.
6
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
5
6
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Chapter 3 Machine setting
Set the server
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
15
16
Press
key.
• “SMTP ADDRESS” will be selected.
to set SMTP
key.
• Press jog key [][][][] to set SMTP address.
• Input the SMTP address name.
7
8
Press
, and press the
key.
• “SMTP PORT No.” will be selected.
Press
press the
to set SMTP Port No., and
key.
• Set the SMTP port number.
9
10
Press
, and press the
key.
• “SENDER ADDRESS” will be selected.
Press
ADDRESS, and press the
to set SENDER
key.
• Press [][][][] and set the e-mail address to
be used as the sender mail address.
• Set it with alphanumeric characters and symbols
within 64 characters.
• Depending on your server, if you do not
set the e-mail address not supporting the
account, sending/ receiving e-mails may
be unavailable.
11
12
Press
, and press the
key.
• “AUTHENTICATION” will be selected.
Press
to set authentication
method, and press the
key.
• Set the authentication method of the SMTP
server.
• When you select [OFF], proceed to the Step 20.
13
14
Press
, and press the
key.
• “USER NAME” will be selected.
Press
Name, and press the
to set User
key.
• Press [][][][] to set the user name to use
for the authentication.
• Set it with alphanumeric characters and symbols
within 30 characters.
3-20
to set Pass
key.
• When you select [POP before SMTP] in the Step
11, set the items in the Step 16 to 19.
key.
Press
Address, and press the
key.
• On the password setting screen, you can
only check the value that you are currently
inputting.
• “SERVER SETUP” will be selected.
5
6
Press
Word, and press the
to select “EVENT MAIL”,
key.
4 times, and press the
Press the
, and press the
• “PASSWORD” will be selected.
• Press [][][][] to set the password to use for
the authentication.
• Set it with alphanumeric characters and symbols
within 15 characters.
(<<).
Press
and press the
Press
17
18
Press
, and press the
key.
• “POP3 ADDRESS” will be selected.
Press
Address, and press the
to set POP3
key.
• Press [][][][] to set POP server.
• Input the POP server name.
19
20
21
Press
, and press the
key.
• “APOP” will be selected.
Press
the
to set ON/ OFF, and press
key.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Chapter 3 Machine setting
Send a test e-mail
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
5
(twice)
Press the
key.
• The sent result is displayed.
• If sending test e-mail has failed, an error code is
displayed.
Refer to the next page to solve the problem.
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press
(<<).
Press
and press the
Press
T r a n sm i t T e s t
Fa i l ed : 12345
to select “EVENT MAIL”,
key.
(>>)
.
6
Press the
: en t
Error code
key several times to end the
setting.
• “TRANSMIT TEST” will be selected.
1
• The sent result of the test e-mail is the result of e-mail sending process performed by this machine to the e-mail server. It
does not indicate that the e-mail was received at the address.
• If the spam e-mail filter etc. has been set in the terminal in which e-mails are received, even if “Sending has been
completed” is displayed, the e-mail cannot be received in some cases.
• If sending test e-mail has failed, the error code below is displayed.
• If the error cannot be solved, try again after a while.
• For the server setting etc., contact with the network administrator or the provider.
Error Code
The expected casus
Remedy
10
Network connection error
• Check that the machine is connected with the network.
• Check that the machine IP address is correct.
• Check that the machine is in the environment where DNS
is available.
20
No valid e-mail address.
• Enter the correct e-mail address.
11003
11004
The POP server cannot be found. Or
cannot access DNS server.
• Check the POP server address.
• Check that the machine is in the environment where DNS
is available.
11021
Cannot connect with the POP server.
• Check the POP server setting.
• Check the firewall setting.
12010
An error returns from the POP server.
• Check the POP server setting.
13000
The POP authentication has failed.
• Check the user name and the password.
• Check the APOP setting.
• Confirm the authentication method.
10013
10014
The SMTP server cannot be found. Or
cannot access DNS server.
• Check the SMTP server address.
• Check that the machine is in the environment where DNS
is available.
10021
Cannot connect with the SMTP server.
• Check the SMTP server setting.
• Check the SMTP port number.
• Check the firewall setting.
10
11
20
21
An error returns from the SMTP server.
Or, there was no response.
• Check the SMTP server setting.
• Cannot communicate with a server that requires
mandatory SSL communication.
• Check protocol filter settings.
12
It is invalid sender address.
• Check that the e-mail address supporting the account
entered in the user name/ the password is set in
SENDER ADDRESS.
The e-mail address cannot be found.
Or, it is invalid sender address.
• Check the e-mail address.
• Even if there is a mistake in the e-mail address, this error
cannot be detected in some cases.
• Check that the e-mail address supporting the account
entered in the user name/ the password is set in
SENDER ADDRESS.
SMTP authentication error
• Confirm the authentication method.
13
22000
22008
23
24
25
2
3
4
5
• Check the user name and the password.
The SMTP authentication has failed.
6
“***” is the error code returned from the e-mail server.
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Chapter 3 Machine setting
Initializing the Settings
You can return the setting of “SETUP”, “MAINTENANCE”
and “MACHINE SETUP” to the status before shipment.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(twice)
• MACHINE SETUP MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
5
3-22
Press
(<<) .
Press
press the
Press the
to select “RESET”, and
key.
key.
• The already configured settings are initialized.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
Chapter 3 Confirming Machine Information
About NOZZLE CHECK MENU
Set operations concerning the nozzle missing detection function.
: Press this to select INFORMATION MENU, or to switch to
the previous screen.
: Press this to switch to the next screen.
: Use these to select a setting item.
: Press this to confirm a setting, etc..
12:00
Local <Setup 1>
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
MENU
REMOTE
1
 NOZZLE CHECK MENUs at-a-glance
12:00
Local <Setup 1>
MENU
SETUP
MAINTENANCE
MACHINE SETUP
NOZZLE CHECK
INFORMATION
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
NOZZLE CHECK
Printing Check
NOZZLE RECOVERY
Judgement Condition
>
>
>
>
>
NOZZLE CHECK
Printing Check
NOZZLE RECOVERY
Judgement Condition
2
OFF
>
>
three
times
OFF
>
>
NOZZLE CHECK
Printing Check
NOZZLE RECOVERY
Judgement Condition
OFF
>
>
NOZZLE CHECK
Printing Check
NOZZLE RECOVERY
Judgement Condition
OFF
>
>
3
INFORMATION MENU table
Function name
Printing Check (
(ON)
Check
Interval
Action
P.3-24)
Set value
ON/OFF
Default
OFF
Set this when you want to conduct nozzle check at the
beginning of online printing.
LENGTH
0.1 to 50.0m
30.0 m
Conducts nozzle check at each set length.
FILE
1 to 100
30 file
Conducts nozzle check at each set number of files. *1
CLEANING
OFF/ SOFT/
NORMAL/ HARD
SOFT
Sets the type of cleaning performed during recovery work.
RETRY
COUNT
0 to 3
0
NOZZLE RECOVERY
(
P.3-25)
ON/OFF
OFF
Judgement Condition
(
P.3-25)
1 to 200
1
4
Meaning
5
Repeats the retry operation for the set number of times.
Set this when you want to conduct automatic nozzle recovery.
Sets how many missing nozzles are detected for “Nozzle
Missing” judgment to be made according to each color.
(Maximum 16 per 1 nozzle line)*2
*1. When the set length is reached during printing, nozzle check is conducted at the start of the next printing.
*2. Depending on the print conditions, nozzle recovery is not applied in some cases.
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Printing Check Flow
Nozzle check is conducted according to the following flow at the start of printing.
• Turn the “Printing Check” setting ON to be enabled.
• Only perform RETRY COUNT and Printing Check settings when the settings are enabled.
1
nozzle check  Judgment
Detects missing nozzles.
2
Recovery operation 
nozzle check  Judgment
If more missing nozzles than “Judgement
Condition ” are detected after the nozzle check,
cleaning is performed and nozzle check is
conducted again.
3
Retry  Judgment
If more missing nozzles than “Judgement
Condition ” are detected after the recovery
operation, the recovery operation is conducted
again.
4
Printing Check  Judgment
Nozzle recovery is automatically conducted
following nozzle check and recovery operation.
5
Nozzle Missing judgment
• Turn the “Printing Check” setting ON to be enabled.
If more missing nozzles than A are eventually
detected, continued printing will be deemed
impossible and printing will stop.
Printing Operations at “Nozzle Missing” Judgment and Error Occurrence
 When judged to be “Nozzle Missing”
 Printing is stopped.
 When error occurs during nozzle check  Printing is stopped and “Printing Check” is automatically
turned OFF. After recovering from the error, set “Printing
Check” once again.
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Chapter 3 Confirming Machine Information
Setting the Printing Check
Setting the NOZZLE RECOVERY
Select ON when you want to conduct nozzle check at the
start of online printing.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(3 times)
set this if you want to conduct automatic nozzle recovery
when nozzle missing is detected.
1
• NOZZLE CHECK MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press the
key.
• “Printing Check” will be selected.
Press
the
to select ON, and press
key.
• The “Check Interval” setting screen will be
displayed.
• “Select OFF to not set nozzle check. Proceed to
Step 11.
4
5
Press the
Press
press the
to select setting item, and
key.
Press
and press the
to select setting value,
key.
• The set value will differ according to the setting
selected in Step 5.
LENGTH : 0.1 to 50.0 m
FILE
: 1 to 100 files
7
8
9
Press the
2
3
Press
4
Press the
end the setting.
, and press the
key.
• “NOZZLE RECOVERY” will be selected.
Press
press
to select ON/OFF, and
.
key several times to
1
Setting the JudgementCondition
Set the conditions for judging nozzle missing.
1
Press the
key.
• “CLEANING TYPE” will be selected.
Press
and press the
to select cleaning type,
key.
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
2
(3 times)
• NOZZLE CHECK MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
key.
twice, and press the
• “Judgement Condition” will be selected.
3
Press
the
3
to select color, and press
key.
• The type of color changes depending on
the ink set.
• The “Action” setting screen will be displayed.
Press
press
(3 times)
• NOZZLE CHECK MENU will be displayed.
key twice.
Setting value : OFF/SOFT/ NORMAL/ HARD
10
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
key.
• select the nozzle check interval from “LENGTH”
or “FILE”.
LENGTH : nozzle check is conducted when the
printed length reaches the set length.
FILE
: nozzle check is conducted when the
number of printed files reaches the
set number.
6
Press
4
Press
to set the number of
nozzles for judgment, and press the
key.
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
4
to select retry count, and
.
Setting value : 0 to 3
11
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
5
6
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Chapter 3 Confirming Machine Information
About INFORMATION MENU
The information of this machine can be confirmed.
The following items can be confirmed as machine information.
: Press this to select INFORMATION MENU, or to switch to
the previous screen.
: Press this to switch to the next screen.
: Use these to select a setting item.
: Press this to confirm a setting, etc..
12:00
Local <Setup 1>
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
MENU
REMOTE
 INFORMAITION MENUs at-a-glance
MENU
SETUP
MAINTENANCE
MACHINE SETUP
NOZZLE CHECK
INFORMATION
12:00
Local <Setup 1>
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
INFORMAITION
USAGE
VERSION
INK REPLACE REPORT
ERROR HISTORY
LIST
>
>
>
>
>
four
times
REMOTE
INFORMAITION
USAGE
VERSION
INK REPLACE REPORT
ERROR HISTORY
LIST
>
>
>
>
>
INFORMAITION
USAGE
VERSION
INK REPLACE REPORT
ERROR HISTORY
LIST
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
INFORMAITION
USAGE
VERSION
INK REPLACE REPORT
ERROR HISTORY
LIST
>
>
>
>
>
INFORMAITION
USAGE
VERSION
INK REPLACE REPORT
ERROR HISTORY
LIST
>
>
>
>
>
INFORMAITION
USAGE
VERSION
INK REPLACE REPORT
ERROR HISTORY
LIST
>
>
>
>
>
INFORMATION MENU table
Item
USAGE
WIPING
This displays how many wipings have been done.
WASTE TANK
This displays how much waste ink has built up in the waste ink tank, as a rough percentage
of the tank capacity.
PRINT LENGTH
This displays the total length of the printing done to date.
PRINT AREA
This displays the total area of the printing done to date.
USE TIME
This displays the total time for which the printer has been used to date.
Spout Rubber
VERSION
Description
This displays the total time for which Spout Rubber has been used.
This displays the version information of this machine.
Ink REPL. Report
This prints ink history of this machine.
ERROR HISTORY
This displays the history of errors and warnings to date.
When you press [][], the date of occurrence (year/month/day/hour/minute) and the error/
warning information are displayed alternately in the order of occurrence.
LIST
This allows you to print the settings of this machine.
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Chapter 3 Confirming Machine Information
Displaying the Information
1
2
3
Press
4
Press the
(MENU)
(4 times)
in LOCAL.
• INFORMATION MENU will be displayed.
Press
to select a information.
• Refer to the “INFORMATION MENU”, and select the information to be displayed.
Press the
key.
• If you selected [LIST] in step 2, the machine’s settings will be printed.
key several times to end the setting.
• When you reset the used count of the wiper, press [FUNC2] key while [RESET?] is displayed. When you press the
[ENTER] key, the number of wipings is reset.
• By pressing the function key during display of “WIPING information,” “WASTE TANK information” and “Spout Rubber” in
USAGE, the used counts can be reset.
When resetting WIPING information
: Press [FUNC2]
When resetting WASTE TANK information : Press [FUNC1]
When resetting Spout Rubber
: Press [FUNC3]
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Chapter 4
Maintenance
This chapter
describes the items required to use this machine more comfortably, which are the
methods for the daily care, the maintenance of the ink cartridges etc.
Maintenance ................................................. 4-2
Precautions for Maintenance ...................... 4-2
About Cleaning Solution.............................. 4-2
Cleaning the Fabric Retainer ...................... 4-2
Cleaning the Exterior Surfaces ................... 4-2
Cleaning the Media Sensor ......................... 4-3
Cleaning folding bar (take-up side) ............. 4-3
Cleaning the tension roller .......................... 4-3
Cleaning the Ink receiving spacer ............... 4-3
Cleaning the Platen ..................................... 4-4
Cleaning of grit roller ................................... 4-4
About MAINTENANCE MENU ...................... 4-6
MAINTENANCE MENUs at-a-glance .......... 4-7
Maintaining the Capping Station ................... 4-8
Cleaning the Wiper and Cap ....................... 4-8
Washing the Head Nozzle ........................... 4-9
Washing the Ink Discharge Passage ........ 4-11
When the Machine Is Not Used for
a Long Time .............................................. 4-12
Cleaning the Ink Head and the
Area around It .............................................4-14
Nozzle Recovery Function ...............................4-15
Reset the set value ....................................4-16
Check the condition for which nozzle recovery
cannot be performed ..................................4-16
Enabling or disabling nozzle recovery during a
test print .....................................................4-17
Automatic Maintenance Function ................4-17
Setting the Refreshing Intervals .................4-17
Setting the Tube Wash Intervals ................4-18
Setting the Cleaning Intervals and Type ....4-18
Suspend the nozzle cleaning .....................4-18
Fill up Ink .....................................................4-19
Replacing consumables ..............................4-19
Replacing the wiper ...................................4-19
If a Waste Ink Tank Confirmation
Message Appears ......................................4-20
Replace the waste ink tank with another ...4-21
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Maintenance
Maintain the machine regularly or as necessary so that its
accuracy will be maintained and it can continue to be
used for a long time.
Cleaning the Fabric Retainer
When you wish to clean dirt such as ink etc. adhered on
the fabric reterner, you can remove the fabric reterner to
clean it.
Precautions for Maintenance
Pay attention to the following items when maintaining this
machine.
• When using cleaning solution for maintenance, be
sure to wear the supplied protective glasses.
• Never disassemble the machine.Disassembling it
can result in electric shock hazards or damage to
the machine.
Before maintenance, be sure to turn off the power
switch and unplug the power cable;otherwise, an
unexpected accident may occur.
• Prevent moisture from entering the
machine.Moisture inside the machine can cause
electric shock hazards or damage to the machine.
• To ensure stable ink jetting, it is necessary for the
machine to eject a small amount of ink (flushing)
regularly when a printing (outputting) operation has
not been performed for a long time.
• When the machine is not to be used for a long time,
turn off only the power switch on the front side,
leave the main power switch at the right side turned
ON (in the position of | ), and leave the power cable
connected.
• Do not wipe the nozzle face of the heads, wiper,
caps, etc. with water or alcohol.Doing so can cause
nozzle clogging or machine failure.
• Do not use benzene, thinner, or any chemical agent
containing an abrasive.Such materials can
deteriorate or deform the surface of the cover.
• Do not apply a lubricant, etc. to any parts inside the
machine. Doing so can cause printing failure.
• Be careful that the cleaning solution, ink, etc. not to
stick to the cover because this may cause the
surface of the cover to deteriorate or deform.
About Cleaning Solution
Use the cleaning liquid dedicated for the ink being used.
Type of Ink
Sublimation dye ink :Sb420
Sublimation dye ink :Sb421
Disperse dye ink :Dd400
Acid-dye ink
:Ac400
Reactive-dye ink :Rc400
Reactive-dye ink :Rc500
Applicable maintenance
washings
Cleaning Liquid 03
MAINTENANCE KIT
(ML003-2-K1) [Sold separately]
Textile pigment ink :TP400
Hybrid ink : Sb420+TP400
Hybrid ink : Sb421+TP400
4-2
C-ML012-Z-K1-1-KW
Cleaning the Exterior Surfaces
When the exterior surfaces of the machine are stained,
dampen a soft cloth with water or a neutral detergent
diluted with water, squeeze it, and wipe the surfaces with
the cloth.
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Cleaning the Media Sensor
The media sensors are located on the platen in the
backside and the bottom surface of the head. When the
sensor is covered with dust, etc., it may cause false
detection of media.
Using a cotton swab, remove the dust, etc. accumulated
on the surface of the sensor.
Cleaning folding bar (take-up side)
Remove ink blot etc. adhering to the folding bar located
on the front surface of the machine and used at
takingup?the media.
Moisten soft cloth with water or waterish mild detergent,
squeeze tightly and then wipe it off.
When cleaning the sensor on the lower surface of the
head is cleaned, move the carriage to the left end by the
operations of step 1 of P.4-14 “Cleaning the Ink Head and
the Area around It”, and clean it.
The backside of the machine
1
Media sensor
The lower surface of the head
Cleaning the tension roller
2
Remove ink stain etc. adhering to the tension roller at the
front side of the machine.
Moisten soft cloth with water or waterish mild detergent,
squeeze tightly and then wipe it off.
2
Media sensor
4
Cleaning the Ink receiving spacer
If you wish to remove the ink on the ink receiving spacer
when replacing the media or during a similar operation,
remove the spacer and clean it.
5
6
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
Cleaning the Platen
When you print on an openweave fabric, some parts of ink
pass through the fabric and adhere to the platen.
If you are worried about ink stain, clean ink adhering with
water as below. (about once a week)
1
Cleaning of grit roller
Remove pre-treatment agent or lint adhering to the grit
roller with the resin brush periodically.
• Clean the grit roller periodically.
• In some cases and depending on media pretreatment agent, if it is left on the grit roller, it may
cause rust.
• If rust is generated on the grit roller, there is the
fear that it cannot feed the media normally.
Remove the fabric retainer.
• Slide the fabric retainer to the edge of the platen,
and remove it.
1
Turn the power switch OFF.
• Tilt the power switch to the "O" side.
Main power
switch
2
3
Clean the platen with water.
• Water on the platen flows into the waste
ink tank on the left. Be careful not to let
dirty water overflow out of the waste ink
tank.
• Be careful not to flash a large amount of
water. It may cause the overflow of water
from inside the platen.
Wipe off dirty water remaining on the
platen with a waste cloth etc.
[END/POWER]
key
2
3
Open the front cover and raise the clamp
lever.
Wipe the surface of the grit roller with the
brush to remove blot.
• Wipe the surface of the grit roller for several times
lightly.
• Brush the circumference of the grit roller while
rotating the right side of it with your fingers.
• Wipe off dirty edge of the brush with a dry cloth.
• If the dirt is hard to remove, try putting some water
on the brush.
• Be sure to clean the grit roller with resin
brush. If you wipe off with a fabric or a
paper, lint may adhere to concavity and
convexity parts. In addition, if you use a
hard metallic brush etc., it may scratch the
grit roller.
• After brushing using water, feed some
unnecessary media to remove any
moisture.
The right side of the grit roller
4-4
4
Remove the waste ink tank.
5
Remove the fabric retainer.
• Waste ink is equivalent to waste oil of
industrial waste. Request an industrial
waste disposal company for disposal of
waste ink.
Chapter 4 Maintenance
4
Remove blot on the pinch roller surface.
• Wipe the pinch roller surface with a cloth etc. to
remove ink blot.
Remove ink stain.
1
2
2
4
5
6
4-5
Chapter 4 Maintenance
About MAINTENANCE MENU
This provides various settings for doing maintenance on the machine.
The following items can be set in Maintenance settings.
Local <Setup 1>
: Press this to select MAINTENANCE MENU, or to switch to
the previous screen.
12:00
: Press this to use the maintenance function.
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
: Press this to switch to the next screen.
: Use these to select a setting item.
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
REMOTE
: Press this to confirm a setting, etc..
 MAINTENANCE MENUs at-a-glance
Local <Setup 1>
12:00
heigth: 4.0mm
width:1340mm
MENU
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
MENU
SETUP
MAINTENANCE
MACHINE SETUP
NOZZLE CHECK
INFORMATION
>
>
>
>
MAINTENANCE
STATION
NOZZLE RECOVERY
AUTO MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
REPLACE WasteInkTank
 Screen transition when
< page
MENU
4-6
>
>
>
>
MAINTENANCE
STATION
NOZZLE RECOVERY
AUTO MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
REPLACE WasteInkTank
>
>
>
>
MAINTENANCE
STATION
NOZZLE RECOVERY
AUTO MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
REPLACE WasteInkTank
>
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is pressed
12:00
heigth: 4.0mm
page >
width:1340mm
TEST PRINT
CLEANING
>
>
>
>
>
REMOTE
MAINTENANCE
STATION
NOZZLE RECOVERY
AUTO MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
REPLACE WasteInkTank
Local <Setup 1>
MAINTENANCE
STATION
NOZZLE RECOVERY
AUTO MAINTENANCE
INK FILLING
INK TANK EXCHANGE
>
>
>
>
>
REMOTE
TEST PRINT
>
CLEANING
>
STATION MAINTENANCE >
TEST PRINT
>
CLEANING
>
STATION MAINTENANCE >
TEST PRINT
>
CLEANING
>
STATION MAINTENANCE >
MAINTENANCE
STATION
NOZZLE RECOVERY
AUTO MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
REPLACE WasteInkTank
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
MAINTENANCE MENUs at-a-glance
Item
Set value
Meaning
For carrying out maintenance on the carriage and station periphery.
CARRIAGE OUT
(
P.4-8)
NOZZLE WASH
(
P.4-9)
STATION
MAINTENANCE
Moves the carriage out, for carrying out cleaning of the cap
periphery, head, wipers, etc.
Soaks the nozzle surfaces in maintenance cleaning fluid, for
carrying out recovery from nozzle clogging or bent.
1 to 99min
DISWAY WASH
(
P.4-11)
CUSTODY WASH
(
P.4-12)
Executes washing of the suction pump tubes.
Carried out when the machine is going to be out of use for an
extended period. Washes the nozzles and tubes beforehand, to
keep the machine in fine condition.
1 to 99min
Used when replacing the wiper. If the wiper is replaced, the
number of times the wiper was used that is managed in this
device is reset.
WIPER EXCHANGE
(
P.4-19)
1
For printing using another nozzle, if nozzle wash and so forth fail to effect recovery from nozzle missing, etc.
NOZZLE
RECOVERY
(
P.4-15)
PRINT
Used to print a pattern and to check and/or register clogged
nozzles.
ENTRY
Registers the faulty nozzle identified by “PRINT”.
RESET
Resets a registered faulty nozzle.
CHECK
Checks recoverable printable conditions.
TEST PRINT
Enables or disables the configuration of the nozzle recovery
function during a test print.
ON/OFF
2
For having the various maintenance functions executed automatically. Set the execution interval for each
maintenance function.
For setting the activation interval for refresh.
REFRESH
AUTO MAINT.
(
P.4-17)
The setting is
different depending
on your ink type.
PUMP TUBE
CLEANING
CLEANING
INTERVAL
TYPE
For setting the activation interval for the ink discharge passage
cleaning.
For setting the activation interval for the head cleaning.
NORMAL/ HARD
*1
Select the cleaning type for head cleaning.
FILL UP INK
(
P.4-19)
Supplies ink to correct nozzle clogging.
REPLACE
WasteInkTank
(
P.4-21)
Resets or corrects the used count for the waste ink tank.
2
*1. "Soft" can also be set when reactive dye ink Rc 400 or Rc 500 is used.
4
5
6
4-7
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Maintaining the Capping
Station
4
Remove the wiper.
• Pull out the wiper by holding the protrusions at its
both ends.
Maintain the ink cap, wiper, etc. located in the capping
station. (SATION MAINT.)
Projection
• To keep the nozzle status normal, perform wiper
cleaning frequently.
The ink cap and wiper function as follows.
• Wiper : It wipes off ink sticking to the head nozzles.
• Ink cap : It prevents the head nozzles from clogging due
to dryness.
As the machine is used repeatedly, the wiper and ink cap
gradually become dirty with ink, dust, etc.
If nozzle missing cannot be corrected even after head
cleaning (
P.2-25) has been performed, use a
Cleaning Liquid 03 MAINTENANCE KIT and clean stick.
5
Tools required for Maintenance
Clean the wiper and bracket.
• Wipe off the ink sticking to the wiper and bracket with a
clean stick dipped in cleaning solution for maintenance.
Wipe off so that cleaning solution for maintenance will
not remain.
Wiper
• Cleaning Liquid 03 MAINTENANCE KIT (ML003-Z-K1)
• Clean stick (SPC-0527)
• Gloves
• Safety glasses
• Be sure to wear the included safety glasses and
gloves when maintaining the capping
station.Otherwise, you may get ink in your eyes.
• Do not move the carriage out of the capping
station by hand.When it is desirable to move the
carriage, press [FUNK1] key to execute the
carriage-out. (
P.4-8Steps 1 to 2)
Bracket
6
Cleaning the Wiper and Cap
It is recommended that the wiper and cap be cleaned
frequently in order to maintain the high image quality of the
machine and keep the machine itself in good working order.
Clean the wiper cleaner.
• Wipe off the ink sticking to the wiper cleaner with a
clean stick dipped in cleaning solution for maintenance.
Wipe off so that cleaning solution for maintenance will
not remain.
• Replace the wiper with a new one when it is
extremely dirty or bent.(
P.4-19)
• When cleaning the wiper, be careful that lint from
the clean stick does not get left on the
wiper.Remaining lint may cause image quality to
deteriorate.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
Wiper cleaner
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press the
key twice.
• The carriage moves onto the platen.
Open the front cover.
Carriage
4-8
• If there is a large amount of ink in the absorbent case,
wipe it away using water-absorbent paper or the like.
Chapter 4 Maintenance
• Do not remove the wiper cleaner from the bracket.
• Only clean the front surface on the wiper cleaner's
wiper. (You do not need to clean the rear surface.)
• Do not remove the absorbent material in the
absorbent case.
• After the wiper cleaner cleaning, make sure that
the cleaner is not facing up.
9
10
Press the
key after the cleaning.
Close the front cover then press the
key.
• After its initial operation, the machine returns to
step1.
Washing the Head Nozzle
OK
7
NG
Set the wiper at the original position.
• Insert the wiper by holding the protrusions at its
both ends.
Projection
8
1
Clean the cap rubber.
• Wipe off the ink sticking to the cap rubber with a
clean stick dipped in maintenance solution for
maintenance.
Wipe off so that maintenance solution for
maintenance will not remain.
Cap rubber
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
5
6
Press
.
1
• “STATION” will be selected.
Press
to select “NOZZLE
WASH”, and press the
key.
Press
to select the washing
head, and press the
key.
When “WIPER CLEANING” appears on the
display, open the front cover.
2
Clean the wiper and the bracket, and press
the
key.
(1) Open the right maintenance cover then pull
out it by holding projections at both ends of
the wiper.
(2) Clean the wiper and bracket with a clean
stick dipped in maintenance washing liquid
for maintenance.
2
• Wipe off so that maintenance washing liquid
for maintenance will not remain.
(3) Insert it in the original position by holding the
projections at both ends of the wiper.
Projection
4
• After cleaning the cap rubber, check to make sure
the cap slider is not tilted.
If it is tilted, move the slider block left and right to
fix its tilt.
Slider block
Cap slider
5
6
4-9
Chapter 4 Maintenance
• After cleaning the wiper, check to make sure the
cap slider is not tilted.
If it is tilted, move the slider block left and right to
fix its tilt.
9
If a message is displayed, open the front
cover and check the amount of cleaning
solution in the cap.
Slider block
Cap slider
7
• If the solution does not fill up the cap, use a
dropper to fill the maintenance cleaning solution in
the cap to just before it overflows.
When cleaning of the cap rubber is
complete, close the front cover and press
the
key.
• Wipe off the ink sticking to the cap rubber with a
clean stick dipped in maintenance washing liquid
for maintenance.
• Wipe off so that maintenance washing liquid for
maintenance will not remain.
• At this time, the discharge passage is cleaned
automatically.
8
Fill up the cap with cleaning solution for
maintenance.
• If the cleaning solution cartridge is usable,
maintenance solution is automatically filled.
• When the cap is filled with cleaning solution, the
display will prompt you to check the cleaning
solution.
• If the front cover is not closed, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled. If the front
cover is open, be sure to close it.
• If the cleaning cartridge is not valid, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled to the cap.
Open the front cover and use a dropper to fill the
maintenance cleaning solution in the cap to just
before it overflows.
Once the cleaning solution is full, begin from Step
9.
4-10
10
Close the front cover, and press the
key.
11
Press
to set the time for the
maintenance washing liquid to be left as it
is, and press the
key.
• Set value : 1 to 99 minutes (Unit: minute)
• The maintenance washing liquid filled in the cap is
absorbed.
• “Please Wait” will be displayed in the display until
the time you set has elapsed.
• When nozzle missing is not cleared even after
nozzle recovery (
P.4-15) or this washing is
carried out several times, contact the distributor in
your region or our service office.
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Washing the Ink Discharge Passage
Wash the ink discharge passage regularly(about once a
week) to prevent the head nozzles from clogging due to
ink coagulation inside the passage.
6
If a END message is displayed, open the
front cover and check the amount of
cleaning solution in the cap.
• Before washing the ink discharge passage, make
sure that the maintenance washing liquid is set. If
the maintenance washing liquid is not set, washing
operation will not be conducted and the passage
could be clogged.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
3
4
Press the
5
Fill up the cap with cleaning solution for
maintenance.
• If the solution does not fill up the cap, use a
dropper to fill the maintenance cleaning solution in
the cap to just before it overflows.
key.
• “STATION” will be selected.
1
Press
to select “DISWAY
WASH”, and press the
key.
Press
to select the washing
head, and press the
key.
• If the cleaning solution cartridge is usable,
maintenance solution is automatically filled.
• If the front cover is not closed, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled. If the front
cover is open, be sure to close it.
7
2
Close the front cover, and press the
key.
• If the cleaning cartridge is not valid, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled to the cap.
Open the front cover and use a dropper to fill the
maintenance cleaning solution in the cap to just
before it overflows.
Once the cleaning solution is full, begin from Step 7.
2
4
5
6
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
(3) Insert it in the original position by holding the
projections at both ends of the wiper.
When the Machine Is Not Used for a
Long Time
Projection
When the machine is not going to be used for a week or
more, use the cleaning function for custody to clean the
head nozzles and ink discharge passage.After this, keep
the machine in custody.
• Use the machine with always turning “ON” the
main power. The function preventing nozzle
clogging operates automatically to protect the
head of the nozzle.
• The head nozzle may result in nozzle clogging if
the main power switch is left OFF for a long time.
Check the items on the right beforehand.
Is [NEAR END] or [INK END] displayed?
• The cleaning solution or ink is absorbed when the nozzles
are washed.
At this time, if the state of "no ink" or "almost no ink" is
detected, the nozzle washing operation cannot start.
• Replace the ink IC chip with another from which the state
of "almost no ink" or "no ink" is not detected.
6
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press the
key.
• “STATION” will be selected.
Press
to select “CUSTODY
WASH”, and press the
key.
key.
• Until wiper cleaning is competed, [COMPLETED
(NEXT): ENT] is displayed on the screen. After the
work up to the step 5 is completed, press the
[ENTER] key. If you press the [ENTER] key before
cleaning is completed, the machine moves to the
next washing procedure.
• When the worning messages “Check waste ink”
are indicated, check the waste ink tank, and
operate it, referring to P.4-20 “If a Waste Ink Tank
Confirmation Message Appears” according to the
situation.
1
Press the
7
Clean the cap rubber.
• Wipe off the ink sticking to the cap rubber with a
clean stick dipped in maintenance solution for
maintenance.
• Wipe off so that maintenance solution for
maintenance will not remain.
• At this time, the discharge passage is cleaned
automatically.
Cap rubber
• Carriage will move onto the platen.
4
When “WIPER CLEANING” appears on the
display, open the front cover.
5
Clean the wiper and the bracket.
(1) Open the front cover then pull out it by
holding projections at both ends of the wiper.
(2) Clean the wiper and bracket with a clean
stick dipped in cleaning solution for
maintenance. Wipe off so that cleaning
solution for maintenance will not remain.
• After cleaning the cap rubber, check to make sure
the cap slider is not tilted.
If it is tilted, move the slider block left and right to
fix its tilt.
Slider block
Cap slider
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
8
Close the front cover and press the
key.
9
Fill up the cap with cleaning solution for
maintenance.
• If the cleaning solution cartridge is usable,
maintenance solution is automatically filled.
• When the cap is filled with cleaning solution, the
display will prompt you to check the cleaning
solution.
13
Press the
14
Fill up the cap with cleaning solution for
maintenance.
• If the cleaning solution cartridge is usable,
maintenance solution is automatically filled.
• If the front cover is not closed, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled. If the front
cover is open, be sure to close it.
• If the front cover is not closed, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled. If the front
cover is open, be sure to close it.
• If the cleaning cartridge is not valid, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled to the cap.
Open the front cover and use a dropper to fill the
maintenance cleaning solution in the cap to just
before it overflows.
Once the cleaning solution is full, begin from Step 16.
• If the cleaning cartridge is not valid, the cleaning
solution will not be automatically filled to the cap.
Open the front cover and use a dropper to fill the
maintenance cleaning solution in the cap to just
before it overflows.
Once the cleaning solution is full, begin from Step 11.
10
If a message is displayed, open the front
cover and check the amount of cleaning
solution in the cap.
key.
• The nozzles are washed.
• When the nozzles have been completely washed,
the head moves to the maintenance position.
15
1
2
If a END message is displayed, open the
front cover and check the amount of
cleaning solution in the cap.
2
• If the solution does not fill up the cap, use a
dropper to fill the maintenance cleaning solution in
the cap to just before it overflows.
• If the solution does not fill up the cap, use a
dropper to fill the maintenance cleaning solution in
the cap to just before it overflows.
11
Close the front cover, and press the
key.
12
Press
to set the time for the
cleaning solution to be left as it is.
16
4
5
Close the front cover and press the
key.
• After its initial operation, the machine returns to
step2.
6
• Set Value:1 to 99 min (by the unit of 1 min)
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
Cleaning the Ink Head
and the Area around It
5
Wipe ink sticking to the side of the head off
with a clean stick.
• Never rub the nozzles.
Because the ink head employs a very precise
mechanism, due care needs to be taken when it is
cleaned.
Using a clean stick, etc., rub off gelatinous ink or dust that
may stick to the lower part of the slider and the area
around the ink head.In doing so, never rub the nozzles of
the head.
Clean the side surface of the head
(shown in deep gray) with a clean stick.
Tools required for cleaning
• Clean stick (SPC-0527)
• Gloves
• Safety glasses
The nozzle part (Never
touch it.)
• Be sure to wear the included safety glasses and
gloves when cleaning the area around the ink
head.Otherwise, you may get ink in your eyes.
• The ink contains organic solvent.If you get the ink
on your skin or in your eyes, wash it away with
plenty of water immediately.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press the
key twice.
• “CARRIAGE OUT” will be selected.
Press
to select “HEAD
MAINTENANCE”, and press the
key.
• Carriage will move to the left end of this machine.
4
Open the maintenance cover.
Clean with a clean stick or a waste cloth.
6
7
Press the
key after the cleaning.
Close the maintenance cover, and press
the
key.
• After its initial operation, the machine returns to
LOCAL.
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
Nozzle Recovery Function
NOZZLE RECOVERY: When nozzles missing can not be
improved at specific points, other good nozzles can be
used as alternatives for printing.
Press
1
5
(1) Select the registration number from 1 to 10
by pressing [][] and press the [ENTER]
key.
(2) Register the nozzle number that needs
recovery by pressing [][] and press the
[ENTER] key.
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
Press
to select “NOZZLE
RECOVERY”, and press the
2
3
Press the
Register the Nozzle number that needs
NOZZLE RECOVERY and press the
key.
Head1-AB
No.1
No.2
No.3
No.4
No.5
key.
key twice.
• Printing of the nozzle pattern will start.
• Select “ENTRY” then “Move to select of the
Nozzle line (Step 4) without drawing a pattern”
16
128
184
OFF
OFF
<<
Overhead view
H3
H4
>>
Recovery nozzle No. or OFF
1
Registration number : 1 to 10
Example of nozzle to be recovered
Nozzle line
230
221
210
Nozzle pattern of Head 1
201
190
181
170
H1-AB H1-CD H2-AB H2-CD H3-AB H3-CD H4-AB H4-CD
310
310
301
290
310
270
270
270
161
81
81
1
1
1
1
81
41
30
21
10
1
101
90
61
50
41
30
21
10
81
70
61
50
41
30
121
110
101
81
70
61
50
21
130
121
90
81
70
41
10
Nozzle missing
No.128
110
101
90
61
30
21
10
141
130
121
110
81
50
41
30
21
10
161
150
141
130
101
90
70
61
50
41
30
21
10
81
70
61
50
41
30
21
10
81
70
61
50
41
30
161
150
121
110
181
170
141
130
101
201
190
161
150
121
90
221
210
181
170
141
110
101
241
230
201
190
161
130
121
90
141
261
250
221
210
181
170
150
141
110
101
90
70
61
50
161
130
121
110
270
241
230
201
190
281
261
250
221
210
181
170
150
141
130
101
90
70
161
150
121
110
101
90
270
241
230
201
190
21
70
10
1
1
2
150
301
290
281
261
250
221
210
181
170
141
130
121
110
270
241
230
201
190
161
310
301
290
281
261
250
221
210
161
150
141
130
270
241
230
181
170
310
301
290
281
261
250
201
190
181
170
150
270
221
210
201
190
181
170
241
230
221
210
201
190
310
301
290
281
261
250
241
230
221
210
310
301
290
281
261
250
241
230
301
290
281
261
250
310
301
290
281
Nozzle missing
No.184
1
61
• When using leaf media, set a media of more than
A3 size put horizontally. If a media with narrow
width is set, printing will only be conducted to
midway.
4
Head No.
(H1 to H4)
Select the Nozzle line that needs NOZZLE
RECOVERY by pressing
, and
press the
key.
SELECT ENTRY NOZZLE
H1-AB
H1-CD
H2-AB
H2-CD
****
<<
>>
>
>
>
>
>
50
Nozzle number
41
2
30
21
10
1
Nozzle missing No.16
Registration Recovery
number
Nozzle No.
Nozzle line
6
State
1
16
2
128
Target for nozzle recovery
3
184
Target for nozzle recovery
4
OFF
No registration
5
OFF
No registration
Press the
end the setting.
Target for nozzle recovery
4
key several times to
5
• Up to 10 nozzles can be registered per 1 nozzle
line.
• Even if you use this function, time required for
drawing does not change.
• When printing has been done with the lowest path,
nozzle recovery is not reflected.
6
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
Reset the set value
1
Press
4
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
(1) Press [][] to select the setting item,
and press the [ENTER] key.
(2) Press [][] to select the setting value,
and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Repeat steps (1) and (2), and set all of the
items.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
to select “NOZZLE
RECOVERY”, and press the
3
4
Press
press the
key.
to select “RESET”, and
key.
and
(PAGE>)
(<<) to selet the Nozzle line that
need reset, and press the
key.
5
6
5
Press
• A reset confirmation message will be displayed.
Press the
Adapt each item of the judgment
conditions to your current state.
Press
• Begin to check if nozzle recovery at the set
printing conditions can be done.
• When the check is completed, the judgment result
is displayed on the screen.
If the nozzle
recovery
possible
Press the
end the setting.
Press
key several times to
If the nozzle
recovery is not
possible
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
OK
2
Press
to select “NOZZLE
RECOVERY”, and press the
3
Press
press the
Judgement result
Judgement result
HEAD1-AB
HEAD1-CD
HEAD2-AB
HEAD2-CD
Judgement result
HEAD3-AB
HEAD3-CD
HEAD4-AB
HEAD4-CD
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
key.
NG
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
to select “CHECK”, and
key.
• Judgement Condition input screen will be
displayed.
Judgement Condition
Resolution
720 x 720
PASS
8
NORMAL
Scan Speed
>
MAPS 4
1
OVER PRINT
• When using two types of ink with the hybrid function,
please select the type of ink to check.
Judgement Condition
Select ink type
: Sb420
4-16
Judgement result
Judgement result
key.
Check the condition for which nozzle
recovery cannot be performed
1
.
Head no. and
nozzle line
6
Press
the setting.
The number of
nozzles that can
not be recovered.
several times to end
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Enabling or disabling nozzle recovery during a test print
To enable the nozzle recovery function during a test print
(
P.2-23) , turn the following settings “ON”, and
register the numbers of the nozzles for recovery in “Nozzle
Recovery Function” on P.4-15.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
to select “NOZZLE
RECOVERY”, and press the
3
4
5
Press
and press the
to select “TEST PRINT”,
key.
Press
press the
to selet ON/OFF, and
key.
Press the
end.
Automatic Maintenance
Function
To use this machine comfortably, you can set various
maintenances to be performed automatically.
Here, set performing intervals of various automatic
maintenances.
You can prevent troubles such as ink clogging by
performing automatic maintenance periodically (automatic
maintenance function).
For the auto maintenance functions, the following items
can be set:
key.
key several times to
• When you perform maintenance manually, after
manual maintenance is completed and when time
set with the automatic maintenance function has
passed, maintenance starts automatically.
• If using the Automatic Maintenance Function,
make sure that the maintenance washing liquid is
set. If the maintenance washing liquid is not set,
tube washing operation will not be regularly
conducted and the passage could be clogged.
Function name
REFRESH
1
Descriptions
The interval between each refreshing
operation is set.
PUMP TUBE
CLEANING
The activation interval for tube washing is set.
CLEANING
(Interval)
The interval between each cleaning operation
is set.
2
CLEANING (Type) The cleaning type is set.
NOZZLE WASH
Setting for the action can not be changed.
• If the “Check waste ink” warning message is
displayed, the operation set in the auto
maintenance function is not carried out. Perform
the operations of P.4-21 “Replace the waste ink
tank with another” if required.
• When the power switch on the front of the machine
is turned off, check the waste ink tank.
2
Setting the Refreshing Intervals
The interval between each operation of ejecting a small
amount of ink from the nozzles to prevent nozzle clogging
is set.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
4
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
to select “AUTO
MAINTENANCE”, and press the
key.
3
4
Press the
5
key.
• “REFRESH” will be selected.
Press
to set the refreshing
interval, and press the
key.
• Set value : The set value will differ according to
the ink type being used.
5
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
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6
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Setting the Tube Wash Intervals
For setting the interval at which washing of the ink tubes
will be carried out, in order to prevent ink clogging due to
coagulation of ink inside the ink tubes.
• In order to perform tube washing with the
Automatic Maintenance Function, the
maintenance washing liquid needs to be set. If the
maintenance washing liquid is not set, tube
washing operation will not be regularly conducted
and the passage could be clogged.
1
Press
2
Press
to select “AUTO
MAINTENANCE”, and press the
key.
3
4
Press
, and press
When you want to work as such a printing during the
nozzle cleaning, you can interrupt the nozzle cleaning.
• If the nozzle cleaning is interrupted, run the head
cleaning without waiting for the configured
cleaning time.
1
Press the
key during the
nozzle cleaning implement.
.
NOZZLE WASH
CONTINUE<
• “PUMP TUBE CLEANING” will be selected.
CANCEL?
>CANCEL
Press
to set the tube washing
interval, and press
.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
The cleaning type and the interval between each cleaning
operation are set.
Press
2
Press
to select “CANCEL”.
• If you want to continue the nozzle cleaning, please
select [](CONTINUE).
• "Soft" can also be set when reactive dye ink Rc
400 or Rc 500 is used.
Setting the Cleaning Intervals and
Type
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
to select “AUTO
MAINTENANCE”, and press the
key.
3
Press
several times to select
“Interval” or “Type”, and press the
key.
4
Press
press the
to select a set value, and
key.
• Set value : The set value will differ according to
the ink type being used.
• Set value of type : NORMAL/ HARD
• When reactive dye ink Rc 400 or Rc 500 is used
and the nozzle cleaning is stopped, the soft
cleaning will be started.
4-18
key several times to
• Display the selection screen of the nozzle
cleaning stop.
• Set value : The set value will differ according to
the ink type being used.
1
Press the
end the setting.
Suspend the nozzle cleaning
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
5
5
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Fill up Ink
Replacing consumables
Supplies ink to correct nozzle clogging.
1
Press
Replacing the wiper
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
Press
and press the
to select “FILL UP INK”,
key.
3
4
5
Press
and press the
to select the filling head,
key.
Press the
The wiper is consumable. When the display indicates the
warning message “Replace a WIPER” it is necessary to
check and replace the wiper, immediately replace the
wiper with a new one.
Also, wipe ink sticking to the lower surface of the slider off.
• When the warning message for replacing wiper is
shown, confirm whether there is no damage and
fuzz at the top edge of the wiper film. If there is no
damage on the top edge of the wiper film, it is
possible to use the wiper continuously without
replacing it.
• A cleaning wiper is an option.Buy one through the
dealer in your region or at our service office.
key.
• Ink is supplied automatically.
Press the
end the setting.
key several times to
1
Press
1
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
3
Press the
4
Press the
key.
• “STATION” will be selected.
Press
to select “WIPER
EXCHANGE”, and press the
2
key.
key.
• The carriage will move onto the platen.
.
2
Carriage
5
Remove the wiper.
• Pull out the wiper by holding the protrusions at its
both ends.
4
Projection
5
6
4-19
Chapter 4 Maintenance
6
Insert a new wiper.
• Insert the wiper by holding the protrusions at its
both ends.
Projection
If a Waste Ink Tank Confirmation
Message Appears
Ink used in head cleaning, etc. is stored in the waste ink
tank on the lower right side of the machine.This machine
counts the accumulated amount of discharged ink. When
that reaches a specified amount, the machine displays a
confirmation message.(When this message is displayed,
consider the replacement of the waste ink tank.)
• The message is displayed when it reaches 80%
(1.6L ) of the 2L tank on the lower right side of the
machine.
7
• The waste ink tank on the left does not
cumulatively count the amount of discharge of
such a substance as ink. Even if the level of dirty
water in the tank becomes 80% or over, no
message appears.
Check the level of dirty water in the tank on the left
often and dispose of dirty water if pooled.
Close the front cover, and press the
key.
• After its initial operation, the machine returns to
LOCAL.
Confirmation Message in LOCAL
1
2
The warning message “Check waste ink”
is displayed.
3
Press
Check the state of the waste ink tank
• For any difference between the displayed level
and the actual level of discharge amount, carry
out the operations described in and after step 3.
• If there is no difference between the displayed
level and the actual level, and if you replace
(dispose of) the waste ink tank, carry out the
procedure described in “Replace the waste ink
tank with another” (
P.4-21)
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
4-20
4
Press
to select “REPLACE
WasteInkTank”, and press the
key.
5
6
7
If the amount of waste ink needs to be
adjusted, press the
key.
Press
press
Press the
to adjust the level, and
.
key.
Chapter 4 Maintenance
Replace the waste ink tank with another
When the waste ink tank becomes full, carry out the
procedure below to replace the waste ink tank, and in the
Maintenance menu, set 0% for waste ink tank information.
If you replace the waste ink tank before the waste ink tank
confirmation message is displayed (before the 2L tank is
80% (1.6L) full), carry out the same procedure to replace
the waste ink tank.
1
Press
(MENU)
in LOCAL.
• MAINTENANCE MENU will be displayed.
2
7
Replace the waste ink tank.
(1) Prepare a new waste ink tank (SPC-0117) or
discard waste ink from current waste ink
tank.
(2) Insert the waste ink tank by holding a handle
of the tank.
Empty waste ink
tank
Press
to select “REPLACE
WasteInkTank”, and press the
key.
1
• Waste ink tank information is displayed.
3
4
Press
press the
5
Pull the waste ink tank stopper to open to
the front.
Press the
key.
• The waste ink tank amount that is managed in this
machine will be reset.
8
Close the waste ink tank stopper.
2
9
Waste ink tank
stopper
6
• Waste ink is equivalent to waste oil of industrial
waste. Request an industrial waste disposal
company for disposal of waste ink.
to adjust the level, and
key.
Press the
key.
• The ink discharging amount that is controlled by
the machine is reset and the message is
cancelled.
2
Pull it frontward to remove by holding the
waste ink tank handle.
4
Waste ink
tank
• Put a cap on the waste
ink tank removed.
Cap
5
6
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Chapter 4 Maintenance
4-22
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
This chapter
describes the corrective measures to be taken for a phenomenon suspected to be trouble and the procedures to clear the error number displayed on the LCD.
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................5-2
Power does not turn on ................................................................... 5-2
The machine does not start printing ................................................ 5-2
Media get jammed / media is soiled ................................................ 5-2
Image quality is poor ....................................................................... 5-3
Nozzle is clogged ............................................................................ 5-3
Ink IC warning appears.................................................................... 5-3
When the Ink Leakage Occurs ........................................................ 5-3
Warning / Error Messages ...............................................................5-4
Warning messages.......................................................................... 5-4
Error messages ............................................................................... 5-7
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Take appropriate actions as described below before taking the trouble as a failure.
If still the problem is not solved after troubleshooting, contact your dealer or an office of MIMAKI.
Power does not turn on
In most cases, this is due to improper connection of the power cable for the machine or computer. Check that the power
cable is connected properly.
Has the power cable been connected
between the machine and a power plug
socket ?
Is the main switch ON ?
Is the power switch located on the front of
machine "ON" ?
No
No
No
Securely connect the power cable.
Turn on the main switch. (
P.2-3)
Turn on the power switch on the front of the machine.
The machine does not start printing
This occurs when the data is not being transmitted to the machine properly.
It can also occur when the printing function does not work properly or the media is not set correctly.
Is the correct interface cable used ?
Is the interface cable properly connected ?
No
No
Use the cable exclusive for the device.
Securely connect the interface cable.
Yes
Is the message on the display indicating that
ink has run out ?
Yes
Replace the ink pack with a new one.
Media get jammed / media is soiled
Media jamming or stained media is considered to be due to the use of an unsuitable media or improper setting of media.
Is a recommended media used ?
Is the media not curled or bent ends ?
No
No
Use recommended media.
Avoid using any media with curls or bent ends.
Yes
Is the media hanging down along the
platen ?
5-2
No
Use a take-up device or set the media again on the
machine. (
P.2-8 , P.2-4)
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Image quality is poor
This section describes the corrective actions to be taken in case the image quality is not satisfactory.
Take remedy for particular problems with image quality. If the remedy does not work, contact your dealer or an office of
MIMAKI.
Phenomenon
White lines / blur / dark stripes (in the
direction of travel of the heads)
Measures
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Execute the head cleaning. (
P.2-25)
Perform maintenance of the inside of the station. (
P.4-8)
Execute the [FEED COMP.] function. (
P.3-6)
If any pieces of paper or dust is attached on the path of the heads such as
media press, remove it.
Characters are double- or triple-printed in
the media feed direction
(1) Execute the [FEED COMP.] function. (
Disagreement in print positions between
outward trip and homeward trip
(1) Execute the [DROP POSITION] function. (
Ink drops falling on media during printing
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Execute the wiper cleaning. (
P.4-8)
Execute the ink cap cleaning. (
P.4-8)
Clean around the head. (
P.4-14)
Execute the head cleaning [NORMAL]. (
Set the INTERVAL WIPING operation. (
P.3-6)
P.3-7)
1
P.2-25)
P.3-11)
Nozzle is clogged
When nozzle clogging is not dissolved even after the head cleaning referring to P.2-25, make sure the following
operations.
2
 Wash the head nozzle by the operations of P.4-9.
 Wash the head nozzle surface by the operations of P.4-14.
 Recovery the nozzle by the operations of P.4-15.
Ink IC warning appears
If an ink IC trouble is detected, the cartridge LED “red” is lit, and a warning message appears.
None of printing, cleaning and all the other operations that use ink is available.
In this case, replace the ink pack in question immediately.
2
• Once cartridge trouble is displayed, do not leave the ink pack without replacing it for a long time; otherwise, the machine
will lose the nozzle clogging prevention function.
If nozzles are clogged, the machine must be repaired by MIMAKI's service engineer.
Displaying the description of ink IC trouble
The contents of IC error are confirmable by the following operations.
1
2
Press the
key in LOCAL.
Press the
key.
2
When the Ink Leakage Occurs
5
In case of ink leakage, please turn off the main power, unplug the power cable and contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
6
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Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Warning / Error Messages
If some trouble occurs, the buzzer sounds and the display shows a corresponding error message.
Take an appropriate remedy for the displayed error.
Warning messages
Errors when performing operations
Message
Cause
Solution
INVAILD OPERATION
:MEDIA UNDETECT
Operation cannot be performed because
no media is detected.
• Execute after media is detected.
INVAILD OPERATION
:MOTOR POWER OFF
The motor is OFF after the cover was
opened etc.
• Return to LOCAL and execute the operation
after completion of initialization.
INVAILD OPERATION
INK ERROR
An ink error occurred.
• Execute the operation after replacing with a
new ink pack.
INVAILD OPERATION
COVER OPEN
The front cover or the maintenance
cover is opened.
• Execute the operation after closing the
cover.
INVAILD OPERATION
DATA REMAIN
Data was received.
• Execute the operation after executing data
clear. (
P.2-27)
Please check
Motor direct-connect unit
How direct-connection unit and torque
limiter are attached does not match the
settings for feeding/take-up tension bar.
• To use tension bar, attach direct-connection
unit. Otherwise, attach torque limiter
(
P.2-13).
Message displayed in LOCAL
Message
Solution
Multiple ink errors (unusable ink) have
occurred, making it impossible to feed
ink (printing and cleaning, etc.).
Replace with a new ink pack.
Check waste ink
The waste ink tank count has exceeded
the prescribed amount.
Check the amount of waste ink in the waste
ink tank.
Conduct maintenance and waste ink tank
replacement, and reset the amount of waste
ink.
Replace WIPER
The used count of wiper has exceeded
the prescribed number.
Execute maintenance, station maintenance
and wiper exchange and replace the wiper.
NO MEDIA
No media is set. Or, the sensor is faulty.
Set the media.
If the same error message still appears after
setting the media, contact your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
DATA REMAIN
Print data is received in LOCAL.
Shift to REMOTE and execute printing.
Or, execute data clear and cancel printing.
MACHINE TEMP./H **°C
Stable printing cannot be done because
temperature in the installed environment
(printer) is too high.
Can't print/cartridge
MACHINE TEMP./L **°C
5-4
Cause
Stable printing cannot be done because
temperature in the installed environment
(printer) is too low.
Adjust the ambient temperature to within the
specified scope (20°C to 35°C).
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Message
Cause
Solution
Wash liqid cartridge none
The maintenance washing liquid cartridge is not set.
Wiper washing and pump tube washing
cannot be executed. (Auto maintenance
operation)
Set the maintenance washing liquid cartridge.
Wash liqid end
There is no remaining maintenance
washing liquid.
Wiper washing and pump tube washing
cannot be executed. (Auto maintenance
operation)
Replace with a new washing liquid cartridge.
NCU SENSOR LEVEL LOW
The NCU sensor sensitivity is falling.
NCU Sens Adj Err H
NCU Sens Adj Err L
Nozzle Missing
Print Stopped
The sensitivity level of the sensor cannot
be adjusted.
Because the nozzle check found nozzles
missing, printing was stopped.
Replacement of the NCU is recommended.
Contact your local distributor, our sales office,
or service center.
Perform head cleaning (
P.2-25) and deal
with the nozzles clogging (
P.5-3).
NCU FLUSH POS
Nozzle check OFF
• Take steps according to the explanation for
“ERROR 655 / NCU FLUSH POS”.
NCU CENTER POS
Nozzle check OFF
• Take steps according to the explanation for
“ERROR 654 / NCU CENTER POS”.
NCU SN ADJST
Nozzle check OFF
Because an NCU-related error occurred
during nozzle check, printing was
stopped and the nozzle check function
was turned OFF.
• Take steps according to the explanation for
“ERROR 652 / NCU NZK CHK (HW)”.
NCU NZK CHK (MARK)
Nozzle check OFF
• Take steps according to the explanation for
“ERROR 653 /NCU NZK CHK (MARK)”.
NCU CONNECT
The NCU unit is not connected.
The nozzle check function cannot be
used.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears, contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
REPLACE NCU
The NCU sensor sensitivity is too low to
correctly judge nozzle missing.
The nozzle check function cannot be
used.
• NCU replacement is necessary.
• Contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
REPLACE NCU INK PAD
The NCU ink pad is full.
• It is necessary to replace the NCU ink pad.
• Contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
NCU ERROR
Nozzle check OFF
Because an NCU-related error occurred
during nozzle check, printing was
stopped and the nozzle check function
was turned OFF.
• Contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
The head height setting saved in the
machine and the current head height do
not match.
• Set the head height. (
ADJUST HEAD HEIGHT
2
• Take steps according to the explanation for
“ERROR 656 / NCU SN ADJST”.
NCU NZK CHK (HW)
Nozzle check OFF
Contact your local distributor, our sales office, or service
center.
1
2
2
5
P.2-5)
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Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Ink Error
Ink error is displayed also in the local guidance. (
Message
5-6
P.3-27)
Cause
Solution
WRONG INK IC
The IC chip of the ink pack cannot be
read normally.
• Remove the ink IC chip generating the warning once and install it again.
• If the same warning message still appears,
contact your local distributor to call for service.
INK TYPE
The ink of the ink pack is different in type
from the ink currently supplied.
• Check the ink type of the cartridge generating the warning.
INK COLOR
The ink of the ink pack is different in
color from the ink currently supplied.
• Check the ink color of the cartridge generating the warning.
WRONG CARTRIDGE
An error occurred in the IC chip information of the ink pack.
• Check the cartridge generating the warning.
• Make sure there is no nozzle clogging
(Especially, white ink).
NO CARTRIDGE
An IC chip has not been installed in the
slot.
• Install an appropriate ink IC chip in the slot
generating the warning.
INK END
The ink of the ink pack has been completely used up.
• Replace the ink pack generating the warning
with a new one.
INK NEAR END
There is only a little bit of ink left in the
ink pack.
• The ink will soon be used up.
Be careful.
Expiration
The ink of the ink pack has been nearly
used up.
• Replace the cartridge generating the warning with a new one.
However, it can be used until the month after
next.
Expiration:1MONTH
The specified expiration date of an ink
pack has passed.
• The expiration date has passed.
However, you can use it until the end of the
following month.
Expiration:2MONTH
The expiration date of an ink pack has
passed (one month has passed after the
specified expiration date).
• One month has passed after the expiration
date.
ERROR 63c
INK REMAIN ZERO
The expiration date of an ink pack has
passed (two months have passed after
the specified expiration date).
• Replace the ink pack with a new one.
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Error messages
When an error message is displayed, eliminate the error according to the chart below.
When displaying again,, contact your dealer or an office of MIMAKI to call for service.
Message
Cause
ERROR 108
HD THERMIS[1234]
Head temperature control is defective.
ERROR 108
HD CONNECT[1234]
An abnormality occurred in the head
connection.
ERROR 122
CHECK:SDRAM
SDRAM is defective.
Solution
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
When displaying again, contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 128
HDC FIFO OVER
1
Head control circuit board is defective.
ERROR 128
HDC FIFO UNDER
ERROR 129
BATTERY EXCHANGE
ERROR 12a
HDC SPEED
ERROR 130
HD DATA SEQ
ERROR 146
E-LOG SEQ
The battery life end of the internal clock
is detected.
• Contact your local distributor to call for service.
2
An error was detected in the waveform
being printed.
Sequential number abnormality of the
event log occurred.
ERROR 151
Main PCB V1R2
2
ERROR 152
Main PCB V2R5
ERROR 153
Main PCB V3R3
ERROR 154
Main PCB V05
Error occurs in the power supply system
of the main board.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
When displaying again, contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
2
ERROR 157
Main PCB VTT
ERROR 16e
Main PCB V3R3B
ERROR 15f
HEAD DRIVE HOT
5
ERROR 171
NEW HEAD CONNECT
ERROR 18a
Main PCB V_CORE
An error occurred in the main PCB .
ERROR 18c
Main PCB V12
An error occurred in the main PCB .
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Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Message
ERROR 18e
FLS NOT COMP
Cause
Solution
An error was detected in the waveform
being printed.
ERROR 18f
OFFSET START
ERROR 18f
OFFSET END
An error was detected in the waveform
being printed.
ERROR 1d9
Main PCB V48-1
An error occurred in the main PCB .
ERROR 1ce
SLIDER PCB V24
ERROR 1cf
SLIDER PCB V1R8
ERROR 1de
SLIDER PCB V1R2
ERROR 1df
SLIDER PCB V2R5
An error occurred in the power supply of
the slider PCB.
ERROR 1e0
SLIDER PCB V3R3
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
When displaying again, contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 1e1
SLIDER PCB V5
ERROR 1e2
SLIDER PCB V48
ERROR 1db
Station4 PCB V48
ERROR 1dc
Station4 PCB V24
An error occurred in the power supply of
the first Station IV PCB.
ERROR 1dd
Station4 PCB V24-A
ERROR 1db
Station4-2 PCB V48
ERROR 1dc
Station4-2 PCB V24
An error occurred in the power supply of
the second Station IV PCB.
ERROR 1dd
Station4-2 PCB V24-A
5-8
ERROR 1e6
PRAM SIZE SHORTAGE
The memory size is insufficient.
ERROR 201
COMMAND ERROR
The machine received some data other
than print data.
Or, an error occurred in the transmitted
print data.
ERROR 202
PARAMETER ERROR
An error occurred in the transmitted print
data.
• Securely connect the interface cable in position.
• Use an interface cable conforming to the
specifications.
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Message
ERROR 206
PRINTING MODE
ERROR 304
USB INIT ERR
Cause
Unable to print with the printing conditions of the print data received.
Solution
• Check the output conditions of the print data
in the RIP software.
• Check the profile.
• When displaying again,, contact your local
distributor to call for service.
An error occurred in the communication
of USB.
ERROR 305
USB TIME OUT
ERROR 307
MCFD File IF Error
An error occurred during the access to
the printing condition data.
ERROR 401
MOTOR X
An excessive load was applied to the X
motor.
ERROR 402
MOTOR Y
An excessive load was applied to the Y
motor.
ERROR 403
X CURRENT
An error due to an excessive current of
the X motor was detected.
ERROR 404
Y CURRENT
An error due to an excessive current of
the Y motor was detected.
ERROR 423
TAKE-UP TENSION-BAR
Error in the take-up tension bar.
• The tension bar origin could not be
found.
• No change could be seen in the tension bar angle.
ERROR 425
Take-UP WRONG
A problem has occurred in the take-up
tension bar.
• The tension bar control position has
deviated from the lowest point for a
certain period.
ERROR 429
Take-UP LimitDETECT
Limit position of the take-up tension bar
has been detected.
• The tension bar control position has
deviated from the highest point for a
certain period.
ERROR 44f
Take-UP Roll Sns Err
Roller sensor abnormality
• The roller sensor cannot be correctly
read.
ERROR 424
FEEDING TENSION-BAR
Error in the feeding tension bar.
• The tension bar origin could not be
found.
• No change could be seen in the tension bar angle.
ERROR 426
FEEDING WRONG
A problem has occurred in the feeding
tension bar.
• The tension bar control position has
deviated from the lowest point for a
certain period.
ERROR 42a
Feeding LimitDETECT
LIMIT position of the tension bar has
been detected.
• The tension bar control position has
deviated from the highest point for a
certain period.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
When displaying again, contact your local
distributor to call for service.
1
2
• Check the set state of the media.
• Make sure that the media can be wound
using the manual SW. Also, make sure that
the tension bar rises.
If it does not rise, adjust the counterweight.
(
P.2-20, P.2-20)
2
• Confirm that the take-up unit of machine
setup and take-up tension bar setting are
ON. (
P.2-4)
• Check the set state of the media.
• Confirm that the winding unit operates using
the manual SW.
2
5
• Check the set state of the media.
• Make sure that the media can be wound
using the manual SW. Also, make sure that
the tension bar rises.
If it does not rise, adjust the counterweight .
6
5-9
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Message
5-10
Cause
Solution
ERROR 450
Feeding Roll Sns Err
Feed sensor error.
• The feed sensor could not be read correctly.
• Check that feeding unit and tension bar in
machine setup are set to “ON” (
P.2-4).
• Check how the media is set.
• Check by Manual SW that feeding device
can operate.
ERROR 505
MEDIA JAM
The media jam occurs.
• Remove the media and reset it.
ERROR 509
HDC POSCNT
An error occurred in the control position.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
When displaying again, contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 50a
Y ORIGIN
Y-origin could not be detected.
ERROR 50f
L-SCALE BLACK
Abnormal linear scale.
ERROR 52c
MEDIA WIDTH SENSOR
The media width could not be correctly
read.
• Check the media set position. (
P.2-4)
• Clean the media sensor. (
P.4-3)
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
ERROR 516
MEDIA SET POSITION R
The media is set outside the proper
area.
• Check the media set position. (
ERROR 528
PUMP MOTOR SENSOR
Pump sensor detection error
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears, contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 52f
CARRIAGE ORG
The carriage control origin is not set.
P.2-8)
• Contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
ERROR 530
STATION ORG
The station control origin is not set.
ERROR 536
STATION LOCK
An error was detected in station operation.
ERROR 537
MAINT.WASH SHUTTER
An error was detected in cleaning solution shutter operation.
ERROR 602
CARTRIDGE END
Ink end (cannot be used, can only be
used when cleaning with the 4-color ink
set)
• Replace with new ink.
ERROR 608
WRONG INK IC
The ink pack IC chip cannot be correctly
read.
• Make sure that the cartridge is ink IC chip
inserted.
• Reinsert the ink IC chip.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears, contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 627
RE-INSERT CARTRIDGE
There is a slot in which the ink IC chip
has not been inserted more than a certain time.
• Set a ink IC chip.
ERROR 628
WRONG INK CARTRIDGE
A problem has occurred in the ink pack
IC chip information.
The used count has exceeded the prescribed value.
• Make sure there is no nozzle clogging.
ERROR 63c
INK REMAIN ZERO
Remaining ink is 0 in the cartridge (ink
end/ only when the 4-color ink set is
used))
• Replace with new ink.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears, contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Message
Cause
ERROR 64c
NCU ERROR
The nozzle check has been suspended
due to some problem.
ERROR 650
NCU CONECT
The NCU unit is not connected.
ERROR 651
REPLACE NCU
The NCU sensor sensitivity is too low to
correctly judge nozzle missing.
The nozzle check function cannot be
used.
ERROR 652
NCU NZK CHK (HW)
ERROR 653
NCU NZK CHK (MARK)
ERROR 654
NCU CENTER POS
Solution
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears, contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
• The NCU needs to be replaced. Contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
The NCU cannot correctly recognize the
ink discharge, because there are frequent nozzle missing and ink droplet
misalignment.
• Check the state of the nozzles, and if there
are frequent nozzle missing and ink droplet
misalignment, conduct cleaning to restore.
1
Adjustment of the discharge position to
the NCU has failed.
ERROR 655
NCU FLUSH POS
ERROR 656
NCU SN ADJST
Sensor sensitivity adjustment has failed.
• Check the state of the nozzles, and if there
are frequent nozzle missing and ink droplet
misalignment, conduct cleaning to restore.
• If the same error message still appears after
restoring the state of the nozzles, contact
your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 657
REPLACE NCU INK PAD
The NCU ink pat is full.
• Contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
ERROR 658
NCU SENSOR LV LOW
THE sensitivity level of the NCU sensor
is low.
ERROR 65b
NCU Sens Adj Err H
ERROR 65c
NCU Sens Adj Err L
The sensitivity level of the sensor cannot
be adjusted.
2
• Replacement of the NCU is recommended.
Contact your local distributor, our sales
office, or service center.
ERROR 901
INVAILD OPERATION
Due to a certain error, the function cannot be performed.
• Return to the local screen, check the error
status and take a countermeasure.
ERROR 902
DATA REMAIN
There remains received data that has
not yet been printed.
• Execute the data clear function. (
An error occurred in the mounted heads.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
• When displaying again, contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
ERROR 90f
PRINT AREA SHORT
The media width or the media length
required for printing is not enough.
• Change the media to the one with enough
width or length.
• When the media width narrows because the
origin moved, slide the origin to the right to
widen the effective media width.
ERROR 91a
ADJUST HEAD HEIGHT
The head height setting saved in the
machine and the current head height do
not match.
• Set the head height. (
ERROR 90d
NO HEAD SELECT
2
2
P.2-27)
5
P.2-5)
6
5-11
Chapter5 Troubleshooting
Message
Cause
Solution
ERROR 04
PARAM ROM
An error occurred in the main PCB
FROM.
ERROR d01
HCB POWER [1234]
An error occurred in the power supply of
the HCB PCB.
ERROR d02
HCB COMMON [1234]
An error was detected in the HCB PCB.
ERROR d03
HCB HARD [1234]
ERROR d04
HCB CMD [1234]
An error was detected in the HCB PCB
communication.
ERROR d05
HCB WFM [1234]
An error was detected in the waveform
being printed.
ERROR d06
HCB VUP [1234]
A failure to update the HCB PCB was
detected.
ERROR d07
HCB FAN [1234]
An error occurred in the HCB board fan.
ERROR d08
HCB UKNWN [1234]
An unknown error was detected from the
HCB board.
ERROR d09
HD MEMORY [1234]
An abnormality was detected from the
head built-in memory.
ERROR d0a
HCB BUSY [1234]
An error occurred in the communication
between the HCB board and the slider P
board.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it
on after a while.
When displaying again, contact your local
distributor, our sales office, or service center.
SYSTEM HALT
Message
5-12
Solution
SYSTEM HALT (*)
000 : MESSAGE
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it on after a while.
• When displaying again,, check the number and contact your local distributor to call for
service. (“000” is the error No.)
SYSTEM HALT (*)
406 : WIPER ORG
• Perform cleaning around the wiper.
• Turn off the power on the machine and turn it on after a while.
• When displaying again, contact your local distributor, our sales office, or service center.
Chapter 6
Appendix
This chapter
contains the lists of the specifications and functions of this machine.
Specifications ..................................................................................6-2
Machine specifications .................................................................... 6-2
Ink specifications ............................................................................. 6-3
Setting orders depending on ink type ..............................................6-5
Setting orders of ink cartridges ........................................................ 6-5
Sheet for inquiry ..............................................................................6-6
Chapter6 Appendix
Specifications
Machine specifications
Item
Print head
Tx300P-1800
Method
Drop-on-demand piezoelectric print heads
Specification
4-Head Inline
Printing mode (scan x feed)
540×360dpi/ 540×540dpi/ 540×720dpi/ 720×720dpi/ 720×1080dpi/ 720×1440dpi *1
Usable inks
Sublimation dye ink : Sb420, Sublimation dye ink : Sb421, Textile pigment ink :
TP400, Disperse dye ink :Dd400, Acid-dye ink : Ac400, Reactive-dye ink : Rc400,
Rc500
Ink supply
Supplying from ink packs through tubes.
Ink pack replacement type :
Supplying by Toggle switch over with 2 packs/color
(4-colors ink set/ 6-colors ink set: M, Bl)
Y, M, Bl, K (Sb420): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
4-colors
Y, M, Bl, K (Sb421): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
Y, M, C, K (TP400): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
6-colors
Y, K, LBl, Lm: 2L-ink pack x 1 for each color
M,Bl: 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
7-colors
M, R, Bl, C, Y, Lk: 2L-ink pack x 1 for each color
K: 2L-ink pack x 2
Capacity of ink
pack
M, R, C, Gr, Y, K, V, P (Dd400): 2L-ink pack x 1 for each color
8-colors
M, R, Bl, C, Y, Or, K, Lk (Ac400): 2L-ink pack x 1 for each color
M, R, Bl, C, Y, Or, K, Lk (Rc400): 2L-ink pack x 1 for each color
M, R, Bl, C, Y, Or, K, Lk (Rc500): 2L-ink pack x 1 for each color
4 + 4-colors
Usable media
Leaf media size
1,920 mm (75.6 in)
Maximum
1,920 mm (75.6in)
Minimum
210 mm (8.3 in)
Thickness
1.0 mm or less (0.039 in or less)
Roll outside
diameter *2
Φ250 mm or less (Φ9.8 in or less)
Roll weight *1, *3
40 kg or less (88.2 lb or less)
Roll inside diameter
2 or 3 inches
Printing surface
Regardless of faces in and out
Roll end treatment
The roll end is gently fixed to the core with weak-adhesive tape or weak glue for
easy removal.
Maximum
1,920 mm (75.6 in)
Minimum
210 mm (8.3 in)
Leaf media
Left end and right end: 20 mm (Default) Front:120 mm Rear: 150 mm
(Left end and right end: 0.8 in (Default) Front:4.7 in Rear: 5.9 in)
Roll media
Left end and right end: 20 mm (Default) Front:120 mm Rear: 150 mm
(Left end and right end: 0.8 in (Default) Front:4.7 in Rear: 5.9 in)
Absolute accuracy
Whichever the larger one of ± 0.3 mm or ± 0.3% of the designated
(Whichever the larger one of ± 0.01 in or ± 0.3% of the designated)
Reproducibility
Whichever the larger one of ± 0.2 mm or ± 0.1% of the designated
(Whichever the larger one of ± 0.008 in or ± 0.1% of the designated)
Margin
Distance accuracy
6-2
Y, M, Bl, K (Sb421): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
Y, M, C, K (TP400): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
Polyester, cotton, silk etc. (Except the expansion and contraction media.)
Max. printing width
Roll Media size
Y, M, Bl, K (Sb420): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
Y, M, C, K (TP400): 2L-ink pack x 2 for each color
Perpendicularity
± 0.5 mm / 1,000 mm (± 0.02 in / 39.4 in)
Media skew
5 mm or less / 10 m (0.2 in or less / 32.8 ft)
Chapter6 Appendix
Item
Tx300P-1800
Head height adjustment
2 mm to 7 mm, can be freely adjusted manually
(0.08 in to 0.28 in, can be freely adjusted manually)
Media delivery
Take-up device supplied as a standard accessory
(switching possible between face in and face out).
Waste ink tank
Interface
Bottle type: 2,000 cc (2 liters) x2
Print data transmission function
USB 2.0, Ethernet 1000BASE-T
Mail function
Ethernet 10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX / 1000BASE-T
Command
Noise
MRL- V
during standby
Less than 58 dB (A) (FAST-A, Front & Rear & Left & Right 1 m (39.4 in))
during continuous
printing *4
Less than 65 dB (A)
during discontinuous printing
Less than 70 dB (A)
Safety Standard
VCCI-Class A, FCC-Class A, UL 60950, CE Marking (EMC,Low Voltage Directive,Machinery Directive, RoHS Directive), CB Report, RoHS
Power
AC100 - 120V/ 200 - 240V 12A/8A 50/60Hz
Power consumption
1,440W(AC100 - 120V), 1,920W (AC 200 - 240V)
Recomended
Environment
Available temp.
20 °C to 30 °C (68 °F to 86 °F)
Humidity
35 to 65% Rh (No condensation)
Guaranteed temp.
20 °C to 25 °C (68 °F to 77 °F)
Temperature
change
± 10 °C / h or less (± 50 °F / h or less)
Dust
Equivalent to normal office level
Highest operation
height
2,000 m (6,561.7 ft)
Width
3,197 mm (125.9 in)
Weight
255 kg (562.2 lb)
Outside
dimensions
*1.
*2.
*3.
*4.
2
Depth
965 mm (38.0 in)
Height
1,857 mm (73.1 in)
2
The available printing modes differ depending on the type of ink to be used.
It is outside diameter and weight after take-up media.
Without deflection of the roll when it is retained at both ends.
Operating Condition: Full load Measuring Method: According to clause 1.7.4.2 of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Ink specifications
Item
Supply
Color
Sublimation dye Sublimation dye Textile Pigment Disperse dye ink
ink Sb420
ink Sb421
ink TP400
Dd400
Acid-dye ink Reactive-dye ink Reactive-dye ink
Ac400
Rc400
Rc500
2
2 liters ink pack
Black (K)
Blue (Bl)
Magenta (M)
Yellow (Y)
Light blue (LBl)
Light magenta (Lm)
Black (K)
Cyan (C)
Magenta
(M)
Yellow (Y)
Red (R)
Blue (Bl)
Light black
(Lk)
Black (K)
Cyan (C)
Magenta
(M)
Yellow (Y)
Red (R)
Gray (Gr)
Violet (V)
Pink (P)
Black (K)
Cyan (C)
Blue (Bl)
Magenta (M)
Yellow (Y)
Orange (Or)
Red (R)
Light black (Lk)
Ink capacity
2 liters
Shelf life
The period is printed on the ink pack.
Within three months after opening the package even in the available period.
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Chapter6 Appendix
Sublimation dye Sublimation dye Textile Pigment Disperse dye ink
ink Sb420
ink Sb421
ink TP400
Dd400
Item
Storage
temperature
Acid-dye ink Reactive-dye ink Reactive-dye ink
Ac400
Rc400
Rc500
Storage
Average daily temperature: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Be sure to keep a vessel in the airtight condition.
Be sure to keep a vessel in a dry, well-ventilated, cool and dark location.
Transportation
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Avoid the condition lower than -0 °C (32°F) and higher than 40 °C (104°F).
• Do not disassemble ink packs and 2L eco case and do not refill them with ink.
• Ink could freeze if kept in a cold place for an extended period.
• When aqueous ink is used, if the ink freezes, the quality is changed and the ink becomes unusable.
Store the ink in an environment that will not freeze the ink.
6-4
Chapter6 Appendix
Setting orders depending on ink type
The setting value and the setting orders of the ink cartridges differ depending on the ink type you use.
Setting orders of ink cartridges
The orders of ink cartridges set in the ink station differ depending on the ink set you use.
• Set the ink cartridge according to the cartridge label under the ink station.
The front side
4-colors model
Sublimation dye ink: Sb420
M
M
Bl
Bl
Y
Y
K
K
Sublimation dye ink: Sb421
M
M
Bl
Bl
Y
Y
K
K
Textile Pigment ink: TP400
M
M
C
C
Y
Y
K
K
Sublimation dye ink: Sb420
M
M
Bl
Bl
Y
K
LBl
Lm
Sublimation dye ink: Sb421
M
M
Bl
Bl
Y
K
LBl
Lm
Textile Pigment ink: TP400
M
R
Bl
C
Y
Lk
K
K
Disperse dye ink: Dd400
M
R
C
Gr
Y
K
V
P
Acid-dye ink: Ac400
M
R
Bl
C
Y
Or
K
Lk
Reactive-dye ink: Rc400
M
R
Bl
C
Y
Or
K
Lk
Reactive-dye ink: Rc500
M
R
Bl
C
Y
Or
K
Lk
Y
K
Y
K
2
6-colors model
7-colors model
2
8-colors model
Sublimation dye ink: Sb420
Textile Pigment ink: TP400
4 + 4-colors
model
Sublimation dye ink: Sb421
Textile Pigment ink: TP400
Sb420
M
Bl
Y
K
M
C
Sb421
M
Bl
2
TP400
TP400
Y
K
M
C
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Chapter6 Appendix
Sheet for inquiry
Use this sheet for troubles and abnormal functions of the machine.
Fill in the following necessary items, and then fax the sheet to our sales office.
Company name
Person in charge
Telephone number
machine model
Operating OS
Machine information *1
Error message
Contents of inquiry
*1. Refer to "Confirming Machine information" of "Convenient using" then fill in necessary information. (
6-6
P.3-26)
Tx300P-1800 Operation Manual
February, 2018
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