USER'S MANUAL
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For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO
FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can
void the users authority to operate this equipment.
For Canada
CLASS A
NOTICE
NOTICE
Grounding Instructions
Do not modify the plug provided––if it will not fit the outlet,
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Check with qualified electrician or service personnel if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if
in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the
tool’s plug.
Repair or replace damaged or worn out cord immediately.
Operating Instructions
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
invites accidents.
DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t use
power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to
rain. Keep work area well lighted.
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing; when changing accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters, and like.
CLASSE A
REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make sure
the switch is in off position before plugging in.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes
les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur
du Canada.
For California
WARNING
This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth
defects and other reproductive harm, including lead.
USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the owner’s
manual for recommended accessories. The use of improper
accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN POWER
OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
For EU Countries
Manufacturer:
ROLAND DG CORPORATION
1-6-4 Shinmiyakoda, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken, 431-2103 JAPAN
The authorized representative in the EU:
Roland DG Corporation, German Office Halskestr.7 47877 Willich,Germany
For EU Countries
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may
be required to take adequate measures.
This product is using GNU General Public License (GPL) / GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) software. You have the right to acquire,
modify, and distribute the source code for this GPL/LGPL software. You can obtain the GPL/LGPL source code used in this product by downloading it from the following website.
URL: http://www.rolanddg.com/gpl/
Roland DG Corp. has licensed the MMP technology from the TPL Group.
Contents
To Ensure Safe Use......................................................................................5
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité...................................................................12
Important Notes on Handling and Use.............................................................20
Chapter 1 Introduction.......................................................................................23
1-1 Features of the Machine........................................................................24
Features of the Machine...............................................................................................................24
1-2 Part Names and Functions....................................................................25
Printer Unit and Dryer....................................................................................................................25
Operation Panel...............................................................................................................................27
Media Take-up System...................................................................................................................28
Chapter 2 Basic Operation.................................................................................29
2-1 Switching the Power On and Off............................................................30
Switching the Power On and Off...............................................................................................30
The Power-saving Feature............................................................................................................31
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media..............................................................32
How to Load Media.........................................................................................................................32
How to Cut Off Media....................................................................................................................37
2-3 Settings for the Media Heating System.................................................38
What Is the Media Heating System?.........................................................................................38
Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System..................................38
General Guide for the Preset Temperatures...........................................................................39
2-4 Starting Output.......................................................................................41
Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer...............................................................41
Printing Tests and Cleaning.........................................................................................................42
2-5 If Ink Runs Out.......................................................................................45
Checking for Remaining Ink........................................................................................................45
If Ink Runs Out..................................................................................................................................46
Chapter 3 Using the Cutting Fature.............................................................................. 49
3-1 Performing Cutting.................................................................................50
To Perform Cutting..........................................................................................................................50
Performing a Cutting Test.............................................................................................................51
Making the Setting for Blade Force..........................................................................................51
3-2 Performing Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting...........................52
Performing Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting....................................................52
3-3 Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature....................................................53
How to Use the Crop-mark Feature..........................................................................................53
Printing with Crop Marks..............................................................................................................53
Performing Cutting with Automatic Crop-mark Detection.............................................55
Aligning Manually and Cutting..................................................................................................56
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Chapter 4 Operation of the Media Take-up System.........................................59
4-1 The Take-up System..............................................................................60
Features of the Take-up System.................................................................................................60
Operating Conditions for the Take-up System.....................................................................60
About the Paper Tube....................................................................................................................61
4-2 Using the Take-up System.....................................................................62
How to Take Up Media...................................................................................................................62
How to Remove Taken-up Media...............................................................................................66
Chapter 5 Maintenance and Adjustment..........................................................67
5-1 Daily Care and Maintenance..................................................................68
Disposing of Discharged Ink.......................................................................................................68
Cleaning..............................................................................................................................................70
Care and Maintenance of the Print Heads..............................................................................71
5-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective....................................................72
Performing More Powerful Cleaning.......................................................................................72
When Powerful Cleaning Is Not Effective...............................................................................73
5-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit...........................................74
When the Cleaning Kit Becomes Necessary..........................................................................74
How to Perform Cleaning.............................................................................................................74
5-4 Replacing Consumable Parts................................................................78
Replacing the Wipers.....................................................................................................................78
Replacing the Blade........................................................................................................................81
Replacing the Separating Knife..................................................................................................83
5-5 When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period...............................................85
Keep Performing Maintenance..................................................................................................85
Alarm Feature...................................................................................................................................85
Important Note on Draining Ink................................................................................................85
5-6 When Moving the Unit............................................................................86
Procedures from Preparing to Move Through Reinstalling..............................................86
Chapter 6 Feature Reference............................................................................89
6-1 Pausing or Canceling Output.................................................................90
Canceling Output Before It Finishes.........................................................................................90
6-2 Setting the Location for Starting Output . ..............................................91
Setting the Output-start Location.............................................................................................91
6-3 Matching the Printer to the Operating Environment . ............................92
Making the Setting for Automatic Adjustment of the Printer
to the Operating Environment..................................................................................................92
6-4 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media................................................93
Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness.............................................................93
Using Transparent Media..............................................................................................................94
Printing Hard-to-dry Media.........................................................................................................94
Preventing Media from Coming Loose....................................................................................95
Speeding Up Output for Narrow Media..................................................................................96
Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing...........................97
How to Load Sheet Media............................................................................................................98
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6-5 Setting How the Printer Operates..........................................................99
Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty.......................................99
Changing the Type of Ink (XC-540 Only).................................................................................99
Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode................................................. 100
Deactivating the Sleep Mode.................................................................................................. 101
Preventing Pulling of the Media with Undue Force
When Performing Cutting Only ............................................................................................ 101
Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer.......................................... 102
Giving Priority to Image Quality ............................................................................................ 103
Changing the Menu Language and the Units of Measurement................................. 103
Displaying the Amount of Remaining Media on the Printer's Screen....................... 104
Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining
Every Time the Media Is Changed.......................................................................................... 105
Printing the Amount of Remaining Media.......................................................................... 106
Returning All Settings to Their Initial Values...................................................................... 106
6-6 Making Various Adjustments for Cutting .............................................107
Performing Distance Correction During Cutting . ........................................................... 107
Fine-tuning the Cutting Conditions ..................................................................................... 108
Accurately Adjusting the Cutting-in Amount ................................................................... 109
Making the Cutting Conditions Set on the Machine Take Precedence..................... 110
6-7 Correcting Misalignment for Printing or Cutting................................... 111
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing.................................................... 111
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely...................... 112
Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like................ 115
Correcting Misalignment of the Printing and Cutting Positions
During Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting . ...................................................... 117
Correcting Misalignment for Printing and Cutting When Using Crop Marks ....... 119
6-8 Setting How the Media Heating System Operates .............................123
Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer......................................................... 123
Determining How the Media Heating System Operates................................................ 124
6-9 Setting How the Auxiliary Drying Unit Operates...................................125
Switching the Drying-heater Unit On and Off................................................................... 125
Switching the Blower-fan Unit On and Off ........................................................................ 126
6-10 Saving the Printer Settings to Match the Media . ..............................127
Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values......................................................... 127
Loading a Saved Preset.............................................................................................................. 129
Assigning a Name to a Preset................................................................................................... 129
6-11 Making the Network Settings.............................................................131
Setting the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Etc............................................................................ 131
6-12 Viewing System Information..............................................................132
Viewing the Serial Number, Firmware Version, and Other Information................... 132
Viewing the Network Settings................................................................................................. 132
Printing a System Report........................................................................................................... 133
6-13 Performing Maintenance....................................................................134
Draining Ink and Performing Internal Washing................................................................. 134
Draining Ink Remaining Inside the Machine...................................................................... 134
6-14 Menu List...........................................................................................135
Main Menu...................................................................................................................................... 135
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Language and Unit Menu.......................................................................................................... 140
Cleaning Menu.............................................................................................................................. 140
Heater Configuration Menu...................................................................................................... 140
Cutting Configuration Menu.................................................................................................... 141
Chapter 7 What to Do If....................................................................................143
7-1 The Machine Doesn't Run....................................................................144
The Printer Unit Doesn't Run.................................................................................................... 144
The Media Take-up System Doesn't Run ............................................................................ 144
The Media Heating System Doesn't Warm Up................................................................... 145
Printed Results Are Coarse or Contain Horizontal Stripes............................................. 146
Colors Are Unstable or Uneven............................................................................................... 147
The Media Becomes Soiled When Printed........................................................................... 147
Cutting Is Misaligned or Skewed............................................................................................ 147
7-3 The Media Jams..................................................................................149
7-4 The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly..........................................150
The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly.......................................................................... 150
7-5 Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable..................................151
Media Wrinkles or Shrinks......................................................................................................... 151
Media Feed Is Not Straight........................................................................................................ 151
Media Feed Is Not Smooth........................................................................................................ 151
7-6 The Print Heads Stopped Moving........................................................152
What to Do First............................................................................................................................ 152
If the Heads Still Do Not Move................................................................................................. 152
7-7 If a Message Appears..........................................................................153
7-8 If an Error Message Appears ..............................................................154
Chapter 8 Appendix..........................................................................................157
8-1 Usable Media.......................................................................................158
Conditions for Usable Media.................................................................................................... 158
Acceptable Media Width............................................................................................................ 159
8-2 Printing or Cutting Area........................................................................160
Maximum Area.............................................................................................................................. 160
Maximum Area When Using Crop Marks............................................................................. 160
Media-cutoff Location During Continuous Printing........................................................ 161
8-3 About the Blade ..................................................................................162
8-4 Locations of the Power Rating and Serial Number Labels..................163
8-5 Specifications.......................................................................................164
This document is the user's manual for XC-540 and XC-540MT. Also, most of the figures in this document depict
XC-540.
Company names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Copyright © 2009 Roland DG Corporation
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To Ensure Safe Use
Improper handling or operation of this machine may result in injury or damage to property.
Points which must be observed to prevent such injury or damage are described as follows.
About
WARNING and
CAUTION Notices
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of death
WARNING
or severe injury should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of injury
or material damage should the unit be used improperly.
CAUTION
Note: Material damage refers to damage or other adverse effects
caused with respect to the home and all its furnishings, as well to
domestic animals or pets.
About the Symbols
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions or warnings. The specific
meaning of the symbol is determined by the design contained within the triangle.
The symbol at left means "danger of electrocution."
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never be carried out (are
forbidden). The specific thing that must not be done is indicated by the design
contained within the circle. The symbol at left means the unit must never be
disassembled.
The
symbol alerts the user to things that must be carried out. The specific
thing that must be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle.
The symbol at left means the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
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To Ensure Safe Use
Incorrect operation may cause injury.
WARNING
Be sure to follow the operation procedures described in this documentation. Never allow anyone unfamiliar
with the usage or handling of the
machine to touch it.
Incorrect usage or handling may lead to
an accident
Keep children away from the machine.
The machine includes areas and components that pose a hazard to children and
may result in injury, blindness, choking,
or other serious accident.
Never operate the machine while
tired or after ingesting alcohol or any
medication.
Operation requires unimpaired judgment. Impaired judgment may result in
an accident.
Never use the machine for any purpose for which it is not intended, or
use the machine in an undue manner
that exceeds its capacity.
Doing so may result in injury or fire.
For accessories (optional and consumable items, power cord, and the
like), use only genuine articles compatible with this machine.
Incompatible items may lead to an accident.
Before attempting cleaning, maintenance, or attachment or detachment
of optional items, disconnect the
power cord.
Attempting such operations while the
machine is connected to a power source
may result in injury or electrical shock.
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WARNING
Never attempt to disassemble, repair,
or modify the machine.
Doing so may result in fire, electrical
shock, or injury. Entrust repairs to a
trained service technician.
CAUTION
Exercise caution to avoid being
pinched or becoming caught.
Inadvertent contact with certain areas
may cause the hand or fingers to be
pinched or become caught. Use care
when performing operations.
Never attempt operation while wearing
a necktie, necklace, or loose clothing.
Bind long hair securely.
Such items may become caught in the
machine, resulting in injury.
Conduct operations in a clean, brightly
lit location.
Working in a location that is dark or cluttered may lead to an accident, such as
becoming caught in the machine as the
result of an inadvertent stumble.
Never climb or lean on the machine.
The machine is not made to support
a person. Climbing or leaning on the
machine may dislodge components and
cause a slip or fall, resulting in injury.
Caution: cutting tool
This machine has an internal tool. To
avoid injury, handle the tool with care.
To Ensure Safe Use
Danger of electrical short, shock, electrocution, or fire
WARNING
Connect to an electrical outlet that
complies with this machine's ratings
(for voltage, frequency, and current).
Incorrect voltage or insufficient current
may cause fire or electrical shock.
Ratings
WARNING
Handle the power cord, plug, and
electrical outlet correctly and with
care. Never use any article that is
damaged.
Using a damaged article may result in fire
or electrical shock.
When using an extension cord or
power strip, use one that adequately
satisfies the machine's ratings (for
voltage, frequency, and current).
Use of multiple electrical loads on a single
electrical outlet or of a lengthy extension
cord may cause fire.
Connect to ground.
This can prevent fire or electrical shock
due to current leakage in the event of
malfunction.
Never use out of doors or in any location where exposure to water or high
humidity may occur. Never touch with
wet hands.
Doing so may result in fire or electrical
shock.
Never allow any foreign object to get
inside. Never expose to liquid spills.
Inserting objects such as coins or matches or allowing beverages to be spilled into
the ventilation ports may result in fire or
electrical shock. If anything gets inside,
immediately disconnect the power cord
and contact your authorized Roland DG
Corp. dealer.
Never place any flammable object
nearby. Never use a combustible
aerosol spray nearby. Never use in
any location where gases can accumulate.
Combustion or explosion may be a
danger.
Position so that the power plug is
within immediate reach at all times.
This is to enable quick disconnection of
the power plug in the event of an emergency. Install the machine next to an
electrical outlet. Also, provide enough
empty space to allow immediate access
to the electrical outlet.
If sparking, smoke, burning odor, unusual sound, or abnormal operation
occurs, immediately unplug the power
cord. Never use if any component is
damaged.
Continuing to use the machine may result
in fire, electrical shock, or injury. Contact your authorized Roland DG Corp.
dealer.
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To Ensure Safe Use
Important notes about the power cord, plug, and electrical outlet
Never place any object on top or subject to
damage.
Never allow to get wet.
Never bend or twist with undue force.
Never make hot.
Never pull with undue force.
Dust may cause fire.
Never bundle, bind, or roll up.
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To Ensure Safe Use
Ink, cleaning fluid, and discharged fluid are flammable and toxic.
WARNING
Keep open flame away from the work
area.
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable.
Never store ink, cleaning fluid, or discharged fluid in any of the following
locations.
○ Any location exposed to open
flame
○ Any location where high temperature may occur
CAUTION
Ensure adequate ventilation for the work
area.
Failing to perform ventilation may
result in a health hazard or danger of
combustion due to ink fumes.
Never allow an ink cartridge to be subjected to impact, and never attempt to
disassemble.
Ink may leak.
○ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
○ Any location within the reach of
children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by children may pose a health
hazard.
Never place an ink cartridge in fire.
Ink may flow out, catch fire, and spread
fire to other nearby objects.
Never drink or sniff ink, cleaning fluid,
or discharged fluid, or allow them
to come in contact with the eyes or
skin.
Doing so may be hazardous to the
health.
In the event of ingestion or physical distress
○ In the event of contact with the eyes, immediately flush with water for at least 15 min-
utes. If eye irritation continues, seek treatment by a physician.
○ In the event of contact with skin, immediately wash with soap. If irritation or inflamma-
tion occur, seek treatment by a physician.
○ In the event of ingestion, do not induce vomiting, and immediately seek treatment by
a physician. Forcibly inducing vomiting may lead to danger of choking.
○ If odor leads to physical distress, move to a well-ventilated location and rest quietly. If
dizziness or nausea persists, seek treatment by a physician.
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To Ensure Safe Use
This machine weighs 260 kg (574 lb.). Media weighs 30 kg (67 lb.).
WARNING
Install the machine in a location that
is level, stable, and able to bear the
weight of the machine.
The total weight of the machine may
reach 260 kg (574 lb.) or more. Installation in an unsuitable location may cause
a major accident, including tipover, fall,
or collapse.
Unloading and emplacement are operations that must be performed by 6
persons or more.
Tasks that require undue effort when performed by a small number of persons may
result in physical injury. Also, if dropped,
such items may cause injury.
WARNING
Be sure to lock the stand's casters.
If the machine should begin to topple,
a major accident may result, including crushing of the appendages or the
body.
When storing roll media, implement
adequate safety measures to ensure
that the stored media will not roll, fall,
or topple over.
Danger exists of becoming pinned under
the media and suffering serious injury.
Handling roll media is an operation
that must be performed by two persons or more, and care must be taken
to prevent falls.
Attempting to lift heavy media in a manner that taxes your strength may cause
physical injury.
Danger of fire, burns, or toxic gas emissions
WARNING
Caution: high temperatures
Areas such as the dryer become hot.
Exercise caution to avoid fire or burns.
When printing is not being performed,
remove any loaded media or switch
off the power.
The continued application of heat at a
single location may cause the release
of toxic gases from the media or pose a
fire hazard.
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WARNING
Never use media that cannot withstand
heat.
Doing so may degrade the media, or
may result in fire or the release of toxic
gases.
To Ensure Safe Use
Warning Labels
Warning labels are affixed to make areas of danger immediately clear. The meanings of
these labels are as follows. Be sure to heed their warnings.
Also, never remove the labels or allow them to become obscured.
Caution: Moving Print Heads
The print heads inside the cover
move at high speed and pose a
hazard. Never insert the hand or
fingers into the gap.
Flammable
Ink and discharged fluid are flammable. Keep away from open
flame.
Ink Is Toxic
Ink and discharged fluid are toxic.
Avoid contact with the body. Use
only in a wellventilated area.
Caution: High Temperature
The platen and dryer become hot.
Exercise caution to avoid fire or
burns.
Caution: Pinching Hazard
Be careful not to allow the
fingers to become pinched when
loading media or closing covers.
Caution: High Temperature
The platen and dryer become
hot. Exercise caution to avoid
fire or burns.
Flammable
Ink and discharged fluid are
flammable. Keep away from
open flame.
Ink Is Toxic
Ink and discharged fluid are
toxic. Avoid contact with the
body. Use only in a wellventilated area.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
La manipulation ou l'utilisation inadéquates de cet appareil peuvent causer des blessures ou
des dommages matériels. Les précautions à prendre pour prévenir les blessures ou les dommages sont décrites ci-dessous.
Avis sur les avertissements
ATTENTION
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de décès ou de blessure
grave en cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de blessure ou de
dommage matériel en cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
PRUDENCE
* Par dommage matériel, il est entendu dommage ou tout autre
effet indésirable sur la maison, tous les meubles et même les
animaux domestiques.
À propos des symboles
Le symbole
attire l'attention de l'utilisateur sur les instructions importantes
ou les avertissements. Le sens précis du symbole est déterminé par le dessin à
l'intérieur du triangle. Le symbole à gauche signifie "danger d'électrocution."
Le symbole
avertit l'utilisateur de ce qu'il ne doit pas faire, ce qui est interdit. La
chose spécifique à ne pas faire est indiquée par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le
symbole à gauche signifie que l'appareil ne doit jamais être démonté.
Le symbole
prévient l'utilisateur sur ce qu'il doit faire. La chose spécifique à
faire est indiquée par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à gauche signifie
que le fil électrique doit être débranché de la prise.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
L'utilisation incorrecte peut causer des blessures
ATTENTION
S'assurer de suivre les procédures
d'utilisation décrites dans la documentation. Ne jamais permettre à
quiconque ne connaît pas le fonctionnement ou la manutention de l’appareil
de le toucher.
L'utilisation ou la manutention incorrectes
peuvent causer un accident.
Garder les enfants loin de l'appareil.
L'appareil comporte des zones et des
composants qui présentent un danger
pour les enfants et qui pourraient causer
des blessures, la cécité, la suffocation ou
d'autres accidents graves.
Ne jamais faire fonctionner l'appareil
après avoir consommé de l'alcool ou
des médicaments, ou dans un état de
fatigue.
L'utilisation de l'appareil exige un jugement sansfaille. L'utilisation avec les
facultés affaiblies pourrait entraîner un
accident.
ATTENTION
Débrancher le câble d'alimentation
avant de procéder au nettoyage ou à
l'entretien de l'appareil, et avant d'y
fixer ou d'en retirer des accessoires
en option.
Tenter ces opérations pendant que
l'appareil est branché à une source
d'alimentation peut causer des blessures
ou un choc électrique.
Ne jamais tenter de démonter, de réparer ou de modifier l'appareil.
Le non-respect de cette consigne risque de provoquer un incendie, un choc
électrique ou des blessures. Confier les
réparations à un technicien ayant la formation requise.
PRUDENCE
Ne jamais utiliser l'appareil à des fins
autres que celles pour lesquelles il est
conçu. Ne jamais l'utiliser de manière
abusive ou d'une manière qui dépasse
sa capacité.
Le non-respect de cette consigne peut
causer des blessures ou un incendie.
Faire preuve de prudence pour éviter
l'écrasement ou le coincement.
La main ou les doigts peuvent être écrasés ou coincés s'ils entrent en contact
avec certaines surfaces par inadvertance. Faire preuve de prudence pendant
l'utilisation de l'appareil.
Utiliser uniquement des accessoires d'origine (accessoires en option, articles consommables, câble
d'alimentation et autres articles semblables), compatibles avec l'appareil.
Les articles incompatibles risquent de
causer des accidents.
Ne jamais faire fonctionner l'appareil
si on porte une cravate, un collier ou
des vêtements amples. Bien attacher
les cheveux longs.
Ces vêtements ou ces objets peuvent
être coincés dans l'appareil, ce qui causerait des blessures.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
PRUDENCE
Utiliser l'appareil dans un endroit propre et bien éclairé.
Travailler dans un endroit sombre ou
encombré peut causer un accident;
l'utilisateur risque, par exemple, de trébucher malencontreusement et d'être
coincé par une partie de l'appareil.
PRUDENCE
Ne jamais grimper ni s'appuyer sur la
machine.
La machine n'est pas conçue pour supporter le poids d'une personne. Grimper
ou s'appuyer sur la machine peut déplacer
des éléments et causer un faux pas ou une
chute, ce qui causerait des blessures.
Attention : outil de coupe.
Cet appareil contient un outil interne.
Pour éviter les blessures, manipuler l'outil
avec soin.
Risque de décharge ou de choc électrique,
d'électrocution ou d'incendie
ATTENTION
Brancher à une prise électrique conforme aux caractéristiques de cet appareil (tension, fréquence et courant).
Une tension incorrecte ou un courant
insuffisant peuvent causer un incendie
ou un choc électrique.
Caractéristiques
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ATTENTION
Ne jamais utiliser à l'extérieur ni à
un endroit où l'appareil risque d'être
exposé à de l'eau ou à une humidité
élevée. Ne jamais toucher l'appareil
avec des mains mouillées.
Le non-respect de cette consigne risque
de provoquer un incendie ou un choc
électrique.
Ne jamais insérer d'objet étranger dans
l'appareil. Ne jamais exposer l'appareil
aux déversements de liquides.
L'insertion d'objets comme des pièces
de monnaie ou des allumettes, ou le déversement de liquides dans les orifices de
ventilation peuvent causer un incendie ou
un choc électrique. Si un objet ou du liquide s'infiltre dans l'appareil, débrancher
immédiatement le câble d'alimentation
et communiquer avec le représentant
Roland DG Corp. autorisé.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
ATTENTION
Ne jamais placer d'objet inflammable à
proximité de l'appareil. Ne jamais utiliser de produit inflammable en aérosol
à proximité de l'appareil. Ne jamais
utiliser l'appareil dans un endroit où
des gaz peuvent s'accumuler.
Une combustion ou une explosion pourraient se produire.
Manipuler le câble d'alimentation, la
fiche et la prise électrique correctement et avec soin.
Ne jamais utiliser un article endommagé,
car cela pourrait causer un incendie ou
un choc électrique.
ATTENTION
S'il se produit des étincelles, de la fumée, une odeur de brûlé, un bruit inhabituel ou un fonctionnement anormal,
débrancher immédiatement le câble
d'alimentation. Ne jamais utiliser si un
composant est endommagé.
Continuer à utiliser l'appareil peut causer
un incendie, un choc électrique ou
des blessures. Communiquer avec le
représentant Roland DG Corp. Autorisé.
Si une rallonge ou une bande
d'alimentation électrique sont utilisées, s'assurer qu'elles correspondent aux caractéristiques de l'appareil
(tension, fréquence et courant).
L'utilisation de plusieurs charges électriques sur une prise unique ou une longue
rallonge peut causer un incendie.
Mise à la terre.
La mise à la terre peut prévenir un incendie ou un choc électrique dus à une
fuite de courant en cas de défaillance.
Placer l'appareil de façon à ce que
la fiche soit facile d'accès en tout
temps.
Ainsi, l'appareil pourra être débranché
rapidement en cas d'urgence. Installer
l'appareil près d'une prise électrique. En
outre, prévoir suffisamment d'espace
pour que la prise électrique soit facile
d'accès.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Remarques importantes à propos du câble d'alimentation, de la fiche et de la prise électrique
Ne jamais déposer aucun objet sur le
câble, sur la fiche ou sur la prise car cela
risque de les endommager.
Ne jamais plier ni tordre le câble avec une
force excessive.
Ne jamais chauffer le câble, la fiche ou
la prise.
Ne jamais tirer sur le câble ou la fiche avec
une force excessive.
La poussière peut causer un incendie.
Ne jamais plier ni enrouler le câble.
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Ne jamais laisser l'eau toucher le câble,
la fiche ou la prise.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
L'encre, les liquides nettoyants et les liquides
usées sont inflammables et toxiques
ATTENTION
ATTENTION
Ne pas approcher une flamme nue de
l'espace de travail.
L'encre et les liquides usés sont inflammables.
Ne jamais boire l'encre, le liquide de
nettoyage ni les liquides usés, ne pas
en respirer les vapeurs et ne pas laisser les produits entrer en contact avec
les yeux ou la peau.
Cela est dangereux pour la santé.
Ne jamais entreposer d'encre, de liquide de nettoyage ou des liquides usés
dans les endroits suivants :
○ un endroit exposé à une flamme
nue;
○ un endroit où il y a risque de tem-
PRUDENCE
pérature élevée;
○ près d'eau de Javel, d'un autre agent
d'oxydation ou de matériel explosif;
○ tout endroit à la portée d'enfants.
Il y a risque d'incendie. L'ingestion accidentelle par un enfant peut présenter
un risque pour la santé.
Ne jamais incinérer une cartouche
d'encre.
De l'encre pourrait couler, s'enflammer
et le feu se répandre à des objets
proches.
S'assurer que le lieu de travail est
bien aéré.
L'absence d'aération adéquate peut créer
une situation dangereuse pour la santé
ou un risque de combustion à cause des
vapeurs qui émanent de l'encre.
Ne jamais soumettre une cartouche
d'encre à des chocs. Ne jamais tenter
d'ouvrir une cartouche d'encre.
De l'encre pourrait s'échapper.
En cas d'ingestion ou de trouble physique
○En cas de contact avec les yeux : rincer immédiatement et abondamment à l'eau cou-
rante pendant au moins 15 minutes. Si les yeux sont toujours irrités, consulter un
médecin.
○En cas de contact avec la peau : laver immédiatement à l'eau et au savon. En cas
d’irritation ou d’inflammation de la peau : consulter un médecin.
○En cas d'ingestion : ne pas provoquer le vomissement et demander immédiatement
l'aide d'un médecin. Provoquer le vomissement peut créer un risque de suffocation.
○Si l'odeur cause un trouble physique, amener la personne dans un endroit bien aéré et la faire
se reposer. Si l'étourdissement ou la nausée persistent, consulter un médecin.
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Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Le poids de cet appareil est de 260 kg (574 lb.)
Le poids du support est de 30 kg (67 lb.)
ATTENTION
Installer l'appareil à un endroit stable
et plat et capable de supporter son
poids.
Le poids total de l'appareil peut être d'au
moins 260 kg (574 lb.). Installer l'appareil
à un endroit inapproprié peut provoquer
un accident grave comme le renversement, la chute ou l'écrasement.
Le déchargement et la mise en place
doivent être faits par au moins six
personnes.
Les tâches qui exigent un effort trop
grand si elles sont exécutées par un petit
nombre de personnes peuvent être cause
de blessures. La chute d'articles très
lourds peut aussi causer des blessures.
ATTENTION
S'assurer de verrouiller les roulettes
de la base.
Si l'appareil devait commencer à basculer, il s'ensuivrait un accident grave,
par exemple l'écrasement de membres
ou du corps.
Prendre les mesures de sécurité
adéquates pour l'entreposage des
rouleaux de support pour s'assurer
qu'ils ne rouleront pas, ne tomberont
pas et ne se renverseront pas.
Il y a risque d'être écrasé par le support
et de subir des blessures graves.
La manutention du support en rouleau
doit être faite par deux personnes ou
plus et il faut prendre des précautions
pour éviter les chutes.
Tenter de soulever des objets trop lourds
peut causer des blessures.
Risque d'incendie, de brûlures ou d'émissions de gaz toxiq
ATTENTION
Attention : températures élevées.
Les zones comme le séchoir chauffent.
Faire preuve de prudence pour éviter un
incendie ou des brûlures.
Quand aucun travail d'impression
n'est en cours, retirer tout support
de l'appareil ou couper l'alimentation
électrique.
L'application continue de chaleur à un
point unique peut causer l'émission
de gaz toxiques ou créer un risque
d'incendie.
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ATTENTION
Ne jamais utiliser un support qui ne
peut pas supporter la chaleur.
L'utilisation d'un support qui ne supporte
pas la chaleur peut détériorer le support,
créer un risque d'incendie ou causer
l'émission de gaz toxiques.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Vignettes d'avertissement
Des vignettes d'avertissement sont apposées pour qu'il soit facile de repérer les zones
dangereuses. La signification des vignettes est donnée ci-dessous. Respecter les avertissements. Ne jamais retirer les vignettes et ne pas les laisser s'encrasser.
Attention : Têtes d'impression
mobiles
Les têtes d'impression sous le
couvercle se déplacent à haute
vitesse et représentent un danger.
Ne jamais insérer la main ou les
doigts dans l'ouverture.
Inflammable
L'encre et les liquides usés sont
inflammables. Les garder loin de
toute flamme nue.
L'encre est toxique
L'encre et les liquides usés sont
toxiques. Éviter tout contact avec le
corps. Utiliser uniquement dans un
endroit bien aéré.
Attention : Température élevée
La platine et la surface de séchage
chauffent. Être prudent pour éviter
un incendie ou des brûlures.
Attention : Risque de pincement
Faire attention de ne pas coincer
les doigts pendant le chargement
du support ou lors de la fermeture
du couvercle.
Attention : Température élevée
La platine et la surface de séchage
chauffent. Être prudent pour éviter
un incendie ou des brûlures.
Inflammable
L'encre et les liquides usés
sont inflammables. Les
garder loin de toute flamme
nue.
L'encre est toxique
L'encre et les liquides usés
sont toxiques. Éviter tout
contact avec le corps. Utiliser
uniquement dans un endroit
bien aéré.
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Important Notes on Handling and Use
This machine is a precision device. To ensure the full performance of this machine, be sure
to observe the following important points. Failure to observe them may not only result in
loss of performance, but may also cause malfunction or breakdown.
Printer Unit
This machine is a precision device.
○Handle carefully, and never subject the machine to impact or excessive force.
○Never needlessly put your hand or fingers inside the cover, the ink-cartridge ports, or
other internal areas of the machine.
Install in a suitable location.
○Install in a location having the specified temperature and relative humidity.
○Install in a quiet, stable location offering good operating conditions.
The print heads are delicate.
○Never needlessly touch or allow media to scrape them. Failure to handle with care may
cause damage.
○The print heads may be damaged if allowed to dry out. The machine prevents desicca-
tion automatically, but improper operation may render this feature inoperative. Operate
properly, as specified in this manual.
○Never allow the machine to stand with an ink cartridge removed. Remaining ink in the
printer may harden and clog the print heads.
○The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with
the frequency of replacement depending on use.
This machine becomes hot.
○Never cover the ventilation holes with cloth, tape, or anything else.
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Important Notes on Handling and Use
Ink Cartridges
Ink cartridges come in various types.
○Use a type that is compatible with the printer. Also, be sure to use only genuine items
from Roland DG Corp.
Never subject to impact or attempt to disassemble.
○Never drop or shake forcefully. The impact may rupture the internal pouch and cause
the ink to leak.
○Never attempt to disassemble.
○Never attempt to refill the ink.
○If ink gets on your hands or clothing, wash it off as soon as possible. Removal may
become difficult if allowed to stand.
Storage
○Store unopened in a well-ventilated location at a temperature of -20 to 40°C (-4 to
104°F).
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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1-1 Features of the Machine
Features of the Machine
What Is the XC-540/XC-540MT?
The XC-540/540MT is a large-format printer equipped with a cutting feature, combining high speed
with high print quality. Not only can it be used either solely for printing or solely for cutting, but it can
also perform printing and cutting consecutively. Also, using the crop-mark feature enables you to cut
media that has expanded or contracted due to dryer heat, and lets you remove media after printing,
then load it again and perform cutting, positioning it accurately.
Higher weatherability is achieved through the use of ECO-SOL MAX inks.
For XC-540MT, special-color inks, such as White or Metallic-Silver, are available, and this enables wider
range of color variations than only with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
*The ink mode must be selected when the machine is set up for the first time after shipment. For the
details, refer to the Setup Guide.
Built-in Print Server
This machine has a built-in print server as a network interface. When you use the print server, you can
send output data to the machine from anywhere on the network.
Built-in Drying Systems
This machine has a built-in print heater and preheater to improve ink adhesion and speed up drying.
It also has a drying heater to speed up drying of the media after printing. This enhances productivity
by enabling support for more types of media.
Includes a Media Take-up System
To accommodate printing of lengthy media, the machine includes a media take-up system. This is
capable of taking up media automatically during printing. This makes possible unattended operation
at night and efficient output of lengthy media.
Includes a Software Raster Image Processor (RIP)
The software RIP included with the machine lets you use your computer to perform raster image
processing for output data such as PostScript files exported from a program, and output the data to
the machine.
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Printer Unit and Dryer
Front cover
Keep this closed except when necessary, during when loading media.
Loading lever
You operate this when
you load media.
Operation panel
You use this to perform various operations.
P. 27, "Operation
Panel"
Maintenance cover
You remove this when you perform
cleaning of the print heads.
Dryer
This heats the media to hasten ink-drying.
Link indicator
These LEDs indicate the network-connection status. The green link LED lights
up when connected reliably. While receiving data, the yellow status LED flashes.
Main power switch
Ethernet connector
This is used to connect
the printer to a network.
Power-cord
connector
This supplies
power to the
printer.
Cartridge slots
There are where ink cartridges are installed.
Ink-cartridge tray
Drain bottle
This collects drained
ink and other such
fluids.
Stopper
Shaft
Brake
This helps to
ensure stable
media feed.
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Cutting carriage
The blade and the
separating knife
are inside here.
Pinch rollers
These clamp
the media when
the loading lever
is pulled back
toward you.
Print-head carriage
The print heads
are inside this.
Grit rollers
These rollers
feed out media
toward the front
of the machine.
Blade protection
This protects the tip of the
blade during cutting.
Knife guide
The separating knife
passes through this when
you perform media cutoff.
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Platen
This is the path over
which the media passes.
A suction fan that keeps
the media from coming
loose and a preheater and
print heater that help fix
the ink are built in.
Media clamps
These keep the media
from coming loose and
prevent fuzz on the cut
edge of the media from
touching the print heads.
1-2 Part Names and Functions
Operation Panel
BUSY light
This lights up during output BASE POINT key
Display screen and other such operations.
You use this when you
This displays variwant to set the outputous setting menus
start location. This lights
and other informaup when the setting has
tion.
been made.
TEST PRINT key
Holding this down for
one second or longer
performs a printing
test.
SETUP key
You press this when
you load media. This
lights up when media is
loaded and the machine
is ready to perform
output.
CLEANING key
You use this to perform cleaning of the
print heads.
PAUSE key
This pauses output.
TEST CUT key
Holding this down for
one second or longer
performs a cutting
test.
CUT CONFIG key
This displays the
menu for setting the
conditions for cutting.
SHEET CUT key
Holding this down for
one second or longer
cuts off media.
MENU key
You press this
to enter the
menus for various settings.
ENTER key
You use this for
such tasks as
enabling setting
values.
Cursor keys
You use these to select
settings for menu items, to
move the media, and for
other such operations.
Panel Notation
Sub power switch
This switches the printer on
and off. (To switch the printer
off, you hold down the switch
for one second or longer.)
This flashes slowly when the
machine is in the sleep mode.
HEATER CONFIG key
You press this to make the
temperature setting for the media
heating system. This flashes during warmup, then remains steadily
lighted when the preset temperature is reached.
In this document, the keys and lights on the operation panel are indicated by the following images.
MENU key
SETUP key
ENTER key
Cursor keys
PAUSE key
CLEANING key
TEST PRINT key
TEST CUT key
BASE POINT key
CUT CONFIG key
HEATER CONFIG key
SHEET CUT key
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1-2 Part Names and Functions
Media Take-up System
AUTO switch
This makes the direction of
rotation for take-up during
printing change automatically.
MANUAL switch
You use this when
you want to operate the take-up
unit manually.
Take-up cable
This is connected to
the printer.
Dancer roller
This maintains uniform
tension for media.
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Take-up unit
This takes up
media.
Chapter 2
Basic Operation
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2-1 Switching the Power On and Off
Switching the Power On and Off
This machine has a main power switch and a sub power switch. When using the machine, you switch
both on in this sequence: first the main power, then the sub power.
Whenever output is finished, switch off the sub power. Also, raise the loading lever.
Leave the main power switch  on at all times, never switching it off. Leaving it on activates the alarm
feature.
 P. 85, "Alarm Feature"
WARNING
When output is not being performed, remove any loaded media or
switch off the power.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause the
release of toxic gases from the media or pose a fire hazard.
 Main power switch
 Sub power switch
Be sure to leave
switched on at all
times.
Rear of the printer
Turn this switch on
after closing the front
cover. To turn it off,
hold down the switch
for one second or
longer.
Front of the printer
Flip the loading lever down to
the rear when not in use.
Important Note on Switching Off the Power
Never switch off the main power or unplug the power
cord suddenly while operation is in progress. Doing so
may damage the print heads. Be sure to first switch off
the sub power.
If the main power is accidentally switched off, immediately
turn the power back on.
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2-1 Switching the Power On and Off
The Power-saving Feature
This machine is provided with a power-saving feature that switches to a low-power "sleep mode" when
a fixed interval passes with no operation. The factory default for the time after which the machine
switches to the sleep mode is 30 minutes. You can change the setting for the time of the shift to the
sleep mode. You can also switch off the power-saving feature.
P. 100, "Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode," p. 101, "Deactivating the Sleep Mode"
When the machine is in the sleep mode, the POWER light flashes slowly. Using the operation panel or
performing operations such as sending output data from the computer (when media is loaded) restores
the machine to its normal mode.
To reduce power consumption and prevent problems such as overheating, we recommend leaving the
power-saving feature on and setting the activation time for the sleep mode to 30 minutes or less.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
How to Load Media
CAUTION
Load roll media correctly.
Otherwise the media may fall and cause injury.
CAUTION
Roll media weighs about 30 kg (67 lb.). To avoid injury, handle with
care.
CAUTION
Never load media that weighs more than 30 kg (67 lb.).
The machine may fail to withstand the weight and tip over or cause the
media to fall.
1. Load the media onto the roll shaft.

Open the front cover.
Move the media clamps to the
sides.
Front cover
Media clamp

Media clamp
Attach the media flanges to the roll media.
If the inner diameter of the roll-media core measures 3 inches, fit the media flanges onto the
core, then turn each knob clockwise all the way to keep the media flanges from falling out.
Match to the inner 2 inches
diameter of the
rollmedia core.
3 inches
Press in to fit on securely.
Roll-media
Knob

Turn until the knob stops rotating.
Place the roll media on the shafts.
Make sure the brake is engaged when you do this.
Brake
Roll media
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Shaft
Shaft
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media

Pass the media between the pinch rollers
and the grit rollers,
bringing the end of
the media as far as the
platen.
pinch-roller Media
Grit-roller
2. Align the media.

Position so that both edges of the media are aligned above the grit rollers, and
move the pinch rollers to position them above the grit rollers.
Move the entire roll media to perform positioning.
The middle pinch rollers cannot be lowered at any position other than above the grit rollers. You
can vary the number of middle pinch rollers used according to the width and composition of
the media. Increasing the number used makes media feed correspondingly more stable.
Grit-roller position
Be sure to place the right edge of the
media on this grit roller.
For the middle pinch rollers,
choose positions that are as
evenly spaced as possible
with respect to the width of
Symbols are present to
the media.
serve as guides for positionPosition the left and right pinch rollers over ing the grit rollers.
the edges of the media.
Rear
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media

Secure the stoppers in place in alignment with the width of the media.
The stoppers number four in total. Tighten all screws.
Stopper
Stopper
Roll media
Tighten the screws
to secure in place.
Important
Make sure the media flanges are straight. Correct media feed is impossible if either of the media
flanges is at an angle.
OK
Not OK
3. Load the media so that it is without slack.

Pull out the media.
Hold the media at the center and pull it out, being sure to keep it straight. Make sure all areas
of the media are taut.
OK

Pull back the loading lever to
secure the media in place.
Loading lever
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Not OK
2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
4. Install the media clamps and close the front cover.

Install the media clamps.
The media clamps have distinct left and right sides.
Install them as shown in the figure.
Media clamp
Line up the hole with the end of the
media

Close the front cover.
Front cover

SETUP SHEET
ROLL

Press
Use
Press
.
to select "ROLL."
.
Important Note When Using the Media Clamps
Insert the media clamps firmly all the way until they engage with an audible click, and make sure
they will not come loose. Incorrect mounting may cause the media to catch or snag and make
correct printing impossible, or may lead to malfunction or poor output quality.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
Position the pinch rollers over the grit rollers.
If the following message appears when you close the front cover, open the front cover and check the
positioning of the pinch rollers. These must be placed over the grit rollers.
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID *** POS
OK
Not OK
Placement of the Pinch Rollers
Position the pinch rollers at locations that are not overly close to the edges of the media.
About 10 mm
Remove when not using roll media.
If roll media is allowed to stand unused in a loaded state for an extended period, the media may sag.
This can cause poor output quality and motor errors, so be sure to remove and properly store such
media when not in use.
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2-2 Loading and Cutting Off Media
How to Cut Off Media
Procedure

Open the front cover.
Detach the media clamps.
Media clamp

Close the front cover.
Front cover

Make sure
lights up.

Hold down
for
one second or longer.
The media is cut off at
a location referenced
to the present tool
position.
Cut-off Operations
Before you perform cutoff, be sure to detach the media clamps.
Performing cutoff with the media clamps remaining attached may cause the operation to be
interrupted due to detection of the media clamps.
When you're performing cutoff, never use
to pull the media back.
Unless the end of the media has been pulled out to a location to the front of the platen, cutoff
may not be performed smoothly.
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2-3 Settings for the Media Heating System
What Is the Media Heating System?
This machine is equipped with a media heating system that warms the media. You use this mainly to
improve ink adhesion and dry the ink. You can adjust the temperature settings to match the type of
media and the printing speed.
Preheater
This device warms the media
before printing.
Print heater
This device is used mainly to
improve ink adhesion.
Dryer
You use this to warm the media
after printing and speed up inkdrying.
WARNING
Caution: high temperatures
The platen and dryer become hot. Exercise caution to avoid fire or
burns.
WARNING
Remove any loaded media or switch off the sub power when printing is not being performed.
The continued application of heat at a single location may cause fire or
produce toxic gases.
WARNING
Never use media that cannot withstand the heat.
Doing so may result in fire or the release of toxic gases, or may degrade
the media.
WARNING
Never use the platen or dryer for any purpose for which they are
not intended, such as to dry clothing.
Doing so may cause overheating, resulting in fire or accident.
Making the Temperature Setting for the Media Heating System
Procedure
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
PRE
DRY

DRYER
35
50
PRINT 35
Press
.
Press
Use
a second time.
to select the unit.
The present temperature is displayed.
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2-3 Settings for the Media Heating System

DRYER

W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
50
50
55
Use
Press
Press
Press
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
.
to go back to the original screen.
By default, simply switching on the power does not make the machine warm up to the preset temperature. Pressing
to make the light come on makes the system warm up to the preset
temperature.
General Guide for the Preset Temperatures
The optimal temperature for the media heating system varies according to such factors as the type of media and differences in the print mode. Use the following as a general guide and adjust accordingly.
General Guide for Adjustment
Preheater
Set this to a temperature that is the same as or lower than the temperature of the print heater.
You use the preheater mainly to heat media gradually. This is because media becomes more likely to
shrink or wrinkle if heated suddenly.
Print heater
You use this mainly to improve ink adhesion and inhibit smudging.
If the ink forms lumps or smudges, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too
high may degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
Dryer
When ink drying is poor, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too high may
degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
The relationship between the print mode and temperature
If smudging or poor drying occur even after raising the temperature, try using a print mode offering
higher image quality. Conversely, when you want to use a faster print mode, raise the temperature.
Amount of ink
When you change the amount of ink using the settings for your software RIP, adjusting this may yield
better results. If problems such as smudging persist even after raising the temperature, try reducing
the amount of ink.
Use at an ambient temperature of 20 to 32ºC (68 to 90ºF).
If the machine is used at an ambient temperature lower than 20ºC (68ºF), then depending on the type or
width of the media, wrinkling or temperature-caused unevenness may occur. To obtain stable printing
results, the machine should be used at an ambient temperature of 20 to 32ºC (68 to 90ºF).
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2-3 Settings for the Media Heating System
Examples of Preset Temperatures
Media
Temperature
Type: Scrim banner (PVC)
Thickness: 300 to 400 μm (12 to 16 mil)
Preheater: 40°C (104°F)
Print heater: 40°C (104°F)
Dryer: 50°C (122°F)
Type: Marking film (PVC, with adhesive)
Thickness: 60 to 100 μm (2.5 to 4 mil, not including backing paper)
Preheater: 40°C (104°F)
Print heater: 40°C (104°F)
Dryer: 50°C (122°F)
○These are only rough estimates. Make adjustments to match the media you're using.
○Using the media heating system does not necessarily make it possible to apply ink to every kind of
media. Be sure to test in advance.
○Results may vary greatly depending on the print mode and other factors. Make settings suited to
the media.
○When suggested settings for temperature, print mode, and other values are given, use the sug-
gested settings.
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2-4 Starting Output
Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer
When you have finished loading media and making the temperature settings for the media heating
system, then follow the steps below. This procedure enables the machine to receive data from the
computer and perform output.
Note, however, that when you want to perform only cutting, operation that differs from the following
procedure is required.
 P. 50, "To Perform Cutting"
Procedure




Close the front cover.
Press
(making the light come on).
Wait until
stops flashing and stays steadily lit.
Make sure you are at the top menu.
If you are not at the top menu, press
, then press
.
Top screen
Steadily lighted
Flashing→Steadily lighted
Output Is Not Possible in These Situations
○The machine does not run when the front cover is open. Also, never open it when output is in prog-
ress. Doing so interrupts output.
○Data from the computer is not accepted when
○Printing does not start until
is dark.
lights up.
○Data from the computer is not accepted when you are not at the top menu.
Points Which Must Be Observed
○Be sure to set the media clamps during printing. Otherwise the edges of the media may warp and
catch on the print heads.
○During output, never touch the media that's already been discharged. Doing so may obstruct media
feed or cause the media to rub against the heads, which may result in a paper jam or damage to
the heads.
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2-4 Starting Output
Printing Tests and Cleaning
We recommend performing a printing test to check for problems such as dot drop-out before you carry
out actual printing. If problems such as dot drop-out are found, clean the print heads.
How to Perform a Printing Test
Hold down for
one second or
longer.
Printing test
Dot drop-out
Holding down
for one
second or longer prints a test
pattern.
You can print the test pattern
where you want by using
to move the
cutting carriage, then pressing
. The front cover may be
left open during movement, but
be sure to close it before you press
.
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2-4 Starting Output
How to Perform Cleaning
When a printing test reveals dot drop-out or the like, perform cleaning for just the group of heads that
is incapable of correct printing. Compared with performing cleaning for all heads, this can reduce the
amount of ink consumed.
Procedure

CLEANING
NORMAL CL.
Press
.

NORMAL CL.
ABC
Press
.
Test Print
Group A

NORMAL CL.
A C
Group B
Group C
Use
to choose the group of heads
that is not to be cleaned.
Use
to get rid of the group display.
Repeat this procedure to display the groups of only
the heads that require cleaning.
Of groups A through C, cleaning is performed only for the
groups displayed.


CLEANING...
>>
Press
.
Cleaning starts.
NORMAL CL.
A C
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears
again.
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SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
to go back to the original screen.
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2-4 Starting Output

Perform a printing test again to make sure the dot drop-out has been corrected.
If the problem persists, try performing cleaning a second time.
If the problem doesn't go away even after performing cleaning two or three times, then try
cleaning using a different method.
 P.72, "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
When you want to clean all heads simultaneously
Hold down
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for one second or longer. Cleaning for all heads starts automatically.
Chapter 2 Basic Operation
2-5 If Ink Runs Out
Checking for Remaining Ink
Procedure

Press
Press
.
several times.

Press
.

Press
.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.

MENU
INK REMAINING
XC-540MT displays the numbers up to "10."
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Amount of ink remaining
Much
XC-540MT displays the
numbers up to "10."
Littele
The display shows an approximate guide to the amount of remaining ink, which may differ somewhat
from the actual amount remaining. Also, the displayed information may differ greatly from the actual
amount remaining if you insert a partly used ink cartridge or change cartridges while the power is
off.
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2-5 If Ink Runs Out
If Ink Runs Out
When ink runs out, a warning beep sounds and printing pauses (unless the default settings have been
changed). Pull out the empty cartridge and insert a new one. Printing resumes.
Procedure

The slot number for
the empty cartridge
flashes.
XC-540MT displays the
numbers up to "10."


Gently shake the new
cartridge.
Pull out the empty cartridge and immediately insert the new one.
Replace with an item of identical type
and color.
○ Keep the labeled side face up.
○ Insert and remove slowly, one at a time.
○ Insert firmly, as far as it will go.
Important Notes on Replacing Cartridges
○ Be sure to replace with an item of identical type. Never mix items of different types.
○ Never allow the machine to stand with an ink cartridge removed. The print heads may be-
come clogged.
○ Never insert or remove a partially used ink cartridge.
○ Never remove an ink cartridge suddenly while the printer is in operation.
○ When printing is paused, the coloring at the seam may be altered when printing resumes. Be-
fore you perform lengthy printing, check the amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges.
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WARNING
Never store ink, cleaning fluid, or discharged fluid in any of the
following locations.
○ Any location exposed to open flame
○ Any location where high temperature may occur
○ Near bleach or any other such oxidizing agent or explosive material
○ Any location within the reach of children
Fire may be a danger. Accidental ingestion by children may pose a
health hazard.
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Chapter 3
Using the Cutting
Fature
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3-1 Performing Cutting
To Perform Cutting
To perform cutting, carry out the procedure described below.
CAUTION Be sure to carry out the operation according to the procedure described.
Otherwise a motor error may occur or the roll may fall because the media
is pulled with excessive force.
Procedure

Detach the media
clamps.
Media clamp
Media clamp

When you're performing cutting only, then
if you're cutting roll
media, allow the media
to hang down from the
rear of the machine.
Turn the media flanges by hand to pull out the
necessary length from the roll.
Important Notes on Cutting
○Never use the media clamps. Using them may cause malfunction.
○If you're using the [PREFEED] feature, the media is automatically fed out and taken up again
before cutting is performed. This makes it unnecessary to run out media to the rear of the
machine before the operation.
 P.101"Preventing Pulling of the Media with Undue Force When Performing Cutting Only"
○When you're performing cutting, move the dancer roller toward the rear, or detach it. Otherwise
media pulled out to the front during lengthy output may interfere with the dancer roller, which
may affect output quality.
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3-1 Performing Cutting
Performing a Cutting Test
For high-quality cutting, then before you perform actual cutting, we recommend carrying out a cutting
test to check the cutting quality for the media. Before carrying out a cutting test, detach the media
clamps.
Performing a Cutting Test
Hold down
for one second or
longer to perform a cutting test.
Rectangle
Circle
You can perform the cutting test at any
location you want by using
to move
the cutting carriage. The front cover
may be left open during movement,
but be sure to close it before you press
.
Peel off the cut shapes to verify the cutting quality, and make the setteing for blade force. For information on how to make the setting, refer to the next section.
Making the Setting for Blade Force
Procedure

FORCE
50gf

W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
50gf
Press
Use
.
to enter the value
Press
to finish making the setting, and go
back to the origin screen.
Pressing
enters the cutting configuration menu. You can also make the settings for other
cutting conditions in addition to the blade force. Refer to the following pages.
 P.108, "Fine-tuning the Cutting Conditions"
When you're finished making all the settings, send cutting data from the computer.
 P.41 Getting Ready to Receive Data from a Computer"
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3-2 Performing Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting
Performing Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting
You can perform printing and cutting at the same time. When you send data that contains information
for both printing and cutting, then after the printing has finished, the cutting operation starts.
Important
Set [AUTO ENV. MATCH] to "ENABLE"
 P.92, "Making the Setting for Automatic Adjustment of the Printer to the Operating Environment "
Before you start cutting, allow the media to dry thoroughly. If the media is not dry enough, the
pinch rollers or the blade may smudge the printed surface during cutting. Drying time may vary
according to the type of media or the settings of the media heating system.
Use your software RIP to make the setting for the drying time. For information on how to make
the setting, refer to the documentation for the software RIP you're using.
 P.38 "Settings for the Media Heating System"
If the lines for printing and for cutting do not match up, alignment for printing and cutting is required.
 P.117"Correcting Misalignment of the Printing and Cutting Positions During Printing Followed Immediately
by Cutting"
Depending on the type of media and the temperature of the media heating system, expansion or
contraction of the media may cause the positions for printing and cutting to become misaligned.
If this happens, use the cropmark feature to perform alignment for printing and cutting automatically.
 P.53"Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature"
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3-3 Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature
How to Use the Crop-mark Feature
The crop-mark feature is used for aligning printing and cutting. When you're printing with crop marks
in one of the following cases, you can perform automatic alignment with detection of the printed crop
marks when you perform cutting.
○When you're cutting media that may have expanded or shrunk during printing due to the heat
of the dryer or the like
○When you remove printed media and then reload it and perform cutting (such as when you
perform cutting after laminating the media)
Important Notes When Performing Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting
○When you're performing cutting, switching off the media heating system and allowing the
temperature to cool before performing cutting can yield results that are more stable.
 P.123, "Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer"
○The end of the cap for the blade holder may scrape or damage the printed surface. If this
happens, increase the amount of blade extension.
 P.109, "Accurately Adjusting the Cutting-in Amount"
Printing with Crop Marks
Use your software RIP to make the settings for printing crop marks. For information on how to make the
settings, refer to the documentation for the software RIP you're using. Alignment marks and symbols
drawn using a graphics program cannot be used as crop marks.
The crop marks are printed as shown in the figure.
Crop mark
Crop mark
(Align point 2)
(Align point 3)
Crop mark
(Align point 1)
Crop mark
(Base point)
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3-3 Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature
Media Sizes Allowing Automatic Crop Mark Detection When Reloading the Media
When you're cutting off media printed with crop marks, reloading it, and performing automatic cropmark detection, set a margin of at least 90 millimeters before the next print-start position. For other
margins, refer to the figure below. You can set the margin value with the software RIP you're using.
For information on how to make the setting, refer to the documentation for the software RIP you're
using.
Crop marks
pinch rollers
90 mm (3-9/16 in.) or more
1.5 mm (about 0.06 in.)
1.5 mm (about 0.06 in.)
22.5 mm (0.89 in.)
The actual size where
output is possible
22.5 mm (0.89 in.)
80 mm (3-3/16 in.) or more
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Where to cut the media off
Chapter 3 Using the Cutting Feature
3-3 Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature
Performing Cutting with Automatic Crop-mark Detection
When you make the setting for detecting crop marks when sending cutting data from the computer,
alignment is performed with the presence or absence of crop marks determined automatically. For information on how to make the settings, refer to the documentation for the software RIP you're using.
When the media has been removed, follow the steps below to reload it.
Procedure

Load the media.
Crop mark
Blade protection
5 degrees
5 degrees

Angle by no more
than 5 degrees.
Otherwise alignment
becomes impossible.
Send the cutting data.
Alignment is performed automatically, then cutting starts.
If Automatic Alignment Cannot Be Performed
If the machine fails to detect the crop marks, the screen shown in the figure appears and operation
stops.
CROPMARK ERROR
NOT FOUND
If this happens, press


, then take action as follows.
Reload the media, then send the data again.
If this does not resolve the problem, then perform alignment manually.
 P.56, "Aligning Manually and Cutting"
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3-3 Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature
If the crop marks cannot be detected easily because of the effects of media warping or the like, then
perform alignment manually.
When you want to perform automatic alignment with lengthy media, we recommend performing output
with the data separated into sizes that are as short as possible. With large sizes, error due to warping
and the like increases, making smooth detection impossible.
To Quit Detection and Start Cutting

v
Press
.
Crop-mark detection stops. Depending on the content of the data, some time may pass before detection actually stops.
CANCEL CROPMARK
DETECTION?
Press
.
This stops detection and starts cutting.
Note: After pressing
in step  resuming detection or canceling output is also possible.
P. 90, "Pausing or Canceling Output"
Aligning Manually and Cutting
Depending on the type of media, it may not be possible to detect crop marks automatically. When crop
marks cannot be detected automatically, you perform alignment manually.
1. Set the base point.


56
Use
to align the center
of the blade with the location
shown in the figure.
Press
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.
3-3 Cutting Using the Crop-mark Feature
2. Set the align points.


Use
to align the center
of the blade with the location
shown in the figure.
SETTING
ALIGN POINT 1

Hold down
for one second or longer.
The number of the align point you set is automatically determined.
Press
.
This indicates that the base point
and align point 1 have been set.


Repeat steps  through  to specify other align points as required.
Send the cutting data and perform cutting.
About Align Points
The numbers for align points are determined with reference to the location of the base point. You cannot set an align point unless you specify a base point. Redoing the setting for the base point clears any
align points that have been set.
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Chapter 4
Operation of the Media Take-up System
59
4-1 The Take-up System
Features of the Take-up System
Using the take-up unit lets you perform printing while the media is taken up automatically. This makes
possible unattended operation at night and efficient output of lengthy media.
Operating Conditions for the Take-up System
Never Use When Performing Cutting
Never use the take-up unit when you're performing cutting operations. Use is possible only when
performing printing.
Settings Related to Media Feed
When using the take-up unit, avoid media take-up operations using
. Operations that pull the
media with undue force, such as unsuitable take-up by the take-up unit, can cause printing to stop or
result in misalignment of the printing position.
When you're using the take-up system, be sure to make settings as described below.
○ Never operate the MANUAL switch for the take-up unit when the loading lever is pulled
back.
○ When loading and setting up media, set the [SETUP SHEET] menu item to "TU."
○ When feeding out media toward the front of the machine by pressing
, be sure to set
the base point.
○ Set the [PREFEED] setting-menu item to "DISABLE."
○ Set the [FEED FOR DRY ] setting-menu item to "DISABLE."
 P. 102 "Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer"
Important Notes About Automatic Media-cutoff Functions
Never cut off the media while take-up is in progress. Take-up quits as soon as the media is cut
off. Be especially careful when you're printing more than one page.
The setting for turning off automatic cutoff is made on the computer.
Margin Settings
If you can set the margins on the computer, set them each to 40 millimeters or more.
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4-1 The Take-up System
About the Paper Tube
For the paper tube, use the included item.
The included paper tube is a special part exclusively for use with this machine. Using something other
than the included item may result in spinning without traction or other problems that impede media
take-up.
The paper tube is a part that wears out.
The paper tube is a part that wears out. The replacement cycle varies according to usage conditions,
but to ensure good media take-up, monitor the state of the paper tube and replace it when necessary.
To purchase a replacement, contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer or Roland DG Corp.
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4-2 Using the Take-up System
How to Take Up Media
1. Pass the media through the printer.

Move the dancer roller
toward the rear.
Dancer roller

Load the roll media.
 P. 30, "How to Load Media"

Pull back the loading
lever to secure the
media in place.
Loading lever
2. Fasten the media to the paper tube.
When you attach the paper tube, insert it securely onto the end caps on the take-up unit.
For information on how to attach the paper tube, refer to the Setup Guide.

SETUP SHEET
TU
Use
Press

LOAD SHEET
TO TAKE-UP
Press
to adjust the length of the media to
be pulled out. You can adjust the length of the media
in 10-millimeter steps by pressing
(To pull out
.
to select "TU."
media continuously, hold down the key. )
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4-2 Using the Take-up system

Fasten the media in place with tape at three locations (the center and both
edges) so that the media is not at an angle.
■ Take-up with outward curl
Fasten
first.
Paper tube
Adhesive tape
(3 places)
■ Take-up with inward curl
Fasten
first.
Paper tube
Adhesive tape
(3 places)
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4-2 Using the Take-up system


Press
.
The media is fed out to the front.
Pull the dancer roller back toward you.
Make sure the media is stretched taut, and press
Dancer roller
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.
4-2 Using the Take-up system
3. Make the settings for the take-up unit.

Make the setting for the AUTO switch on the take-up
unit.
CHECK
TAKE-UP SETTING
■ Take-up with outward curl
Ensure there is
no slack.
■ Take-up with inward curl
Ensure there is
no slack.
When you begin take-up, take care to ensure that the end of the media does not become rolled or
creased.


Press
.
Making the setting is complete when this screen appears.
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4-2 Using the Take-up system
How to Operate the MANUAL Switch on the Take-up Unit
You can take up media by using the MANUAL switch.
Take-up with inward
curl
Take-up with outward
curl
How to Remove Taken-up Media
CAUTION
Removal of taken-up roll media from the unit is a task which must
be carried out by two or more persons.
Injury may result if attempted by one person without assistance.
Removing Taken-up Media

Cut off the media.
 P.35, "How to Cut Off Media"


Support the paper tube to
prevent it from falling.
Loosen the retaining screw
and move the
arm.

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Detach the paper tube
from the flanges.
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Maintenance and
Adjustment
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5-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Disposing of Discharged Ink
The drain bottle collects discharged fluid. Dispose of collected material before the bottle becomes full.
The message shown in the figure appears when a certain amount of discharged fluid has collected in
the bottle. Follow the procedure below to discard the discharged fluid.
Resetting the discharged-fluid counter after disposal makes the
message shown in the figure disappear.
CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
.
1. Choose the "DRAIN BOTTLE" menu item.

MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.

SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.

MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
Press
.
.

EMPTY
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
.
Preparations are complete with this screen.
several times.
2. Empty the bottle by discarding the discharged fluid.
CAUTION
Before you detach the drain bottle, be sure to wait for the screen
to display "EMPTY DRAIN BOTTLE."
Upper limit
Discard before this is reached.
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5-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
3. Attach the emptied bottle and reset the discharged-fluid count.

RESET DRAIN
COUNTER
Press
.

MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
Press
.

W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
.
to go back to
Press
the original screen,
WARNING
Never place discharged fluid near open flame.
Doing so may cause fire.
CAUTION
To store discharged fluid temporarily, place it in the included drain
bottle or in a durable sealed container such as a metal can or polyethylene tank, and cap tightly.
Any spillage or vapor leakage make cause fire, odor, or physical distress.
Dispose of discharged fluid properly, in accordance with the laws in effect in your locale.
Discharged fluid is flammable and contains toxic ingredients. Never attempt to incinerate discharged fluid or discard it with ordinary trash. Also, do not dispose of it in sewer systems, rivers,
or streams. Doing so may have an adverse impact on the environment.
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5-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Cleaning
Pinch rollers
Periodically wipe away
any grime. Failure to
clean properly may
result in the transfer of
grime to the surface of
media.
Grit rollers
Remove buildup of media and other material
using a brush. Never
use a metal brush.
Wipe away any buildup
of ink or grime on the
media path.
WARNING
Never use gasoline, alcohol, thinner, or any other flammable material.
Doing so may cause fire.
CAUTION
Before attempting cleaning, switch off the sub power and wait until
the platen and dryer cool (approximately 30 minutes).
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury, or hot components
may cause burns.
○This machine is a precision device, and is sensitive to dust and dirt. Perform cleaning on a
daily basis.
○Clean by wiping with a cloth moistened by neutral detergent diluted with water then wrung
dry.
○Never attempt to oil or lubricate the machine.
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5-1 Daily Care and Maintenance
Care and Maintenance of the Print Heads
Daily Care and Maintenance
Perform maintenance using the machine's head cleaning feature.
 P. 42, "Printing Tests and Cleaning," p .72, "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
Periodic Care and Maintenance
Periodic care is essential to ensuring optimal printing at all times. Based on your frequency of use,
periodically clean the heads using a cleaning kit.
 P. 74, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
Note: The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the
frequency of replacement depending on use. Purchase them from your authorized Roland DG
Corp. dealer.
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5-2 When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective
Performing More Powerful Cleaning
When the problems such as dot drop-out are not cleared up by the "normal cleaning," try the more
forceful "medium cleaning" or the even more forceful "powerful cleaning." Note, however, that this
consumes more ink than "normal cleaning," and too-frequent use may damage the print heads themselves. Avoid using it more than necessary.
In the same way as for normal cleaning, choose and clean only the group of a head that are incapable
of correct printing.
1. Choose "medium cleaning" or "powerful cleaning."
Press
.
Press
"POWERFUL CL."
CLEANING
MEDIUM CL.
to choose "MEDIUM CL." or
2. Specify the head group to clean.

Press
MEDIUM CL.
ABC
.
Printing-test results
Group A

Group B
Group C
Use
to choose the group of heads
that is not to be cleaned.
Use
to get rid of the group display.
Repeat this procedure to display the groups of only the heads that require
cleaning.
MEDIUM CL.
A C
Of groups A through C, cleaning is performed only for the groups displayed.
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3. Start cleaning.


CLEANING...
>>
Press
MEDIUM CL.
A C
When it finishes, the screen shown in the figure appears
again.
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Use
Cleaning starts.
.
.
to go back to the original screen.
When Powerful Cleaning Is Not Effective
If problems such as dot drop-out persist even after you have performed powerful cleaning several
times, then use the cleaning kit to clean the heads. Such cleaning can be effective when carried out
periodically, according to the frequency of use.
 P.74, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
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5-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
When the Cleaning Kit Becomes Necessary
Periodic Care and Maintenance
Use the cleaning kit to perform head-cleaning periodically, according to the frequency of use.
When Dot Drop-out or the Like Occur Frequently
When the machine's head-cleaning feature does not correct the problem, clean the heads using the
cleaning kit.
○If you use up the cleaning kit, purchase a new one from your authorized Roland DG Corp.
dealer.
○The print heads are components that wear out. Periodic replacement is required, with the
frequency of replacement depending on use. Purchase them from your authorized Roland
DG Corp. dealer.
How to Perform Cleaning
Important Notes on This Procedure
○Before attempting this operation, remove any media.
○To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 30 minutes or less.
○A warning beep sounds after 30 minutes. At this time, stop work, attach the front cover, and
press
beginning.
When the head-protection operation finishes, restart the procedure from the
○Never use any implement other than the included cleaning stick. Cotton swabs or other lint-
producing items may damage the heads.
○Never touch the nozzle surface of the heads.
○Stroke the sponges very gently, applying as little pressure as possible. Never rub, scrape, or
crush them.
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Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions,
and never touch any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
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5-3 Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit
1. Change to the print-head manual-cleaning mode.

MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.

SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.

MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Press
.

OPEN MAINTENANCE COVER
Press
.
several times.
Open the front cover
and remove the maintenance cover.
Maintenance
cover



NOW PROCESSING..
Close the front cover.
OPEN FRONT
Press
FINISHED?
COVER
.
The print-head carriage moves to the left side of the machine,
and then the screen shown in the figure appears.
Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
Touch the location
shown in the figure to
discharge any static
electricity.
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2. Clean using the cleaning stick. Be especially careful to clean away any fibrous dust (lint).
Clean in the sequence shown in the figure below.
Cleaning stick
Be sure to clean using one of the included cleaning
sticks.
Never rub the nozzle
surface.
Area to clean
Gently stroke the sponge.
Never rub with force.
Area to clean
Area to
clean
Area to clean
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3. Quit the manual cleaning mode.

CLEANING...
CLOSE MAINTENANCE COVER
Close the front cover.
Press
.
The print-head carriage moves to the right side of the machine,
and then the screen shown in the figure appears.

Open the front cover
and close the maintenance cover.
Maintenance cover

MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Close the front cover.
Press
.

W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
4. Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
Perform a printing test to check the results.
Perform cleaning several times as required.
 P. 42, "Printing Tests and Cleaning"
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5-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Wipers
The wipers are components that you use when cleaning the print heads. When the screen displays a
message like the one shown, it means the item needs to be replaced. Replace with new items.
TIME FOR
WIPER REPLACE
Press
.
Important Notes on This Procedure
○To prevent the heads from drying out, finish this procedure in 30 minutes or less.
○A warning beep sounds after 30 minutes. At this time, stop work, attach the right side cover,
and press
the beginning.
. When the head-protection operation finishes, restart the procedure from
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions,
and never touch any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
1. Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.

MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.

SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.

MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
Press
Press
.
.

NOW PROCESSING..
Press
.
OPEN FRONT
COVER

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FINISHED?
The print-head carriage moves to a location permitting wiper
replacement, and then the screen shown in the figure appears.
Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
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
Touch the location
shown in the figure to
discharge any static
electricity.
2. Replace the wipers. Use the included tweezers.


Detach the old wipers.
Detach the hook and
pull up and out.
Insert the new wipers.
Felt surface toward the
rear
Rubber surface
toward the front

Attach the hook.
Hook
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3. Quit the [REPLACE WIPER] menu.



CLEANING...
Close the front cover.
Press
.
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
After the process to quit the [REPLACE WIPER] menu ends, the
screen shown in the figure appears.
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
to go back to the original screen.
Perform a printing test to verify the results of the procedure.
 P. 42, "Printing Tests and Cleaning
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5-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Blade
If the blade becomes dull, replace it with the included replacement blade.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions,
and never touch any area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
CAUTION
Never touch the tip of the blade with your fingers.
Doing so may result in injury.
1. Enter the blade replacement mode.

MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.

SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.

MAINTENANCE
REPLACE KNIFE
Press
Press
.
twice.

NOW PROCESSING..
Press
.
The cutting carriage moves to a location permitting blade replacement, and then the screen shown in the figure appears.
OPEN FRONT
COVER

FINISHED?
Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
2. Replace the blade.

Remove the blade
holder.
Blade holder
Loosen the screw.
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
Press this pin
Remove the old
blade.
Blade holder
Old blade

Pin
Install a new blade.
Blade holder
New blade

Reinstall the blade
holder.
If installed without supporting the screw in this
way, cutting quality may
become poor.
Screw
Insert until the collar is flush
with the surface.

Tighten the screw.
Tug the blade holder upward to make sure it does
not come loose.
Screw
3. Quit the [REPLACE KNIFE] menu.
Close the front cover, and press
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5-4 Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the Separating Knife
If the separating knife becomes dull, replace it with the included replacement knife.
CAUTION
Be sure to perform operations as specified by these instructions,
and never touchany area not specified in the instructions.
Sudden movement of the machine may cause injury.
CAUTION
Never touch the tip of the separating knife with your fingers.
Doing so may result in injury.
1. Enter the blade replacement mode.

MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times

SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
Press
Press
.
.

MAINTENANCE
REPLACE KNIFE
Press
Press
.
twice.

NOW PROCESSING..
Press
.
The cutting carriage moves to a location permitting blade replacement, and then the screen shown in the figure appears.
OPEN FRONT
COVER

Open the front cover.
Preparations are complete when this screen appears.
FINISHED?
2. Replace the separating knife.

2
1
Remove the separating knife.
1.Loosen the screw until it
slips out.
2.Grasp the screw portion,
and slowly pull it out in
the direction of the arrow.
When doing this, do not
pull it back toward you.
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
Magnet
Install a new knife.
The knife is secured in place
by the magnet.
Positioning groove

Slowly insert it into the
groove.

Tighten the screw.
Take care to ensure
that the knife does not
slip out of position at
this time.
3. Quit the [REPLACE KNIFE] menu.
Close the front cover, and press
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5-5 When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period
Keep Performing Maintenance
Switch On the Power Once a Month
Switch on the sub power once a month. When you turn on the power, the machine automatically performs some operations such as those to keep the print heads from drying out. Allowing the machine
to stand completely unused for a prolonged period may damage the print heads, so be sure to switch
on the power to perform these automatic operations.
Keep at a Constant Temperature and Relative Humidity
Even when the machine is not in use, keep it at a temperature of 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) and a relative
humidity of 20 to 80% (with no condensation). Temperatures that are too high may degrade the ink
and cause malfunction. Temperatures that are too low may cause the ink to freeze and damage the
heads.
Alarm Feature
PRESS THE POWER
KEY TO CLEAN
This feature is to remind you to switch on the sub power once a month. When the machine remains
unused for about one month, this screen appears and a warning beep sounds. If this screen appears,
switch on the sub power. When maintenance operations finish, switch off the sub power.
This feature operates when the printer's main power is turned on. We recommend leaving on just the
main power to the printer even when the machine is to remain out of use for a prolonged period.
Important Note on Draining Ink
This machine has features for draining internal ink and for performing washing using cleaning cartridges,
but they should never be used except in special cases. Allowing the machine to stand without ink for
a prolonged period may damage the heads, even if internal washing is performed. Once ink has been
filled, then as a rule the ink should never be drained.
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5-6 When Moving the Unit
Procedures from Preparing to Move Through Reinstalling
To move the machine, you must completely drain all ink inside the machine and secure the print heads
in place with packing materials to protect them. Attempting to move the machine without first doing
this may result in damage to internal components due to leaking ink or damage to the heads.
This operation requires eight unused SOL INK cleaning cartridges. Have these on hand before you start.
For information on how to remove and attach the various items, refer to the Setup Guide.
Important Notes on Moving
○Be sure to use SOL INK cleaning cartridges. Use of any other type may result in break-
down.
○Once the preparations for moving are complete, move the machine and fill it with ink with as
little delay as possible. Allowing the machine to stand without ink may damage the heads.
○When moving the machine, keep it at a temperature between 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) and at
relative humidity between 20 to 80% (with no condensation). Failure to do so may result in
breakdown.
○Handle the machine with care when moving, keeping it level (not tilted at an angle) and pre-
venting it from striking other objects.
1. Drain the ink and wash the interior.

MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.

SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
twice.

INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
Press
Press
Press
.
twice.
.

CLEANING LIQUID
IS REQUIRED
Make sure the cleaning fluid is ready.
Press
.

CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE
Discard the discharged ink in the drain bottle.
Attach the drain bottle and press
Be sure to discard the discharged ink.

Thereafter, follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the operations.
After cleaning has finished, the sub power is switched off.
 P. 68, "Disposing of Discharged Ink," p. 134, "Draining Ink and Performing Internal Washing"
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2. Secure the print heads in place.

Remove the drain bottle and detach the drain-bottle stand. Then attach the
drain-tube cover.




Detach the blade holder.
Raise the loading lever.
Secure the print heads in place using the packing material.
Lower the roll media from the printer and detach the shafts.
If necessary, also detach the dancer roller, rail slider, and stand legs.
The machine is now ready to be moved.
3. Immediately move the machine and fill it with ink.

Once the preparations are complete, move the machine with as little delay as
possible.

Immediately reinstall the machine and fill with ink.
To reinstall and fill with ink, refer to the Setup Guide. When filling with ink, you use the cleaning
cartridges again.
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Feature Reference
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6-1 Pausing or Canceling Output
Canceling Output Before It Finishes
Procedure
u
v
w
Press
Hold down
.
for one second or longer.
Stop sending output data from the computer.
Description
pauses output.
Pressing
a second time here resumes printing, but a horizontal stripe is produced at the
location where printing was stopped. We do not recommend resuming printing.
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6-2 Setting the Location for Starting Output
Setting the Output-start Location
Procedure
u
Use
move the cutting carriage.
to
Align the center of the blade with the new
output-start location.
Base point
v
Press
.
Description
You can use
to set the output-start location anywhere you want. Note, however, that this setting must be made for each individual page. When the printing of one page finishes, the output-start
location returns to its default value. When the location has been set,
lights up. Also, the screen
displays the printable width at the set location.
When using the take-up unit, never use
. Doing so may cause the take-up unit to pull the media
with undue force, resulting in an error or malfunction.
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6-3 Matching the Printer to the Operating Environment
Making the Setting for Automatic Adjustment of the Printer to the Operating Environment
Procedure
u
MENU
CUTTING MENU
Press
Press
.
.
v
CUTTING MENU
AUTO ENV. MATCH
Press
Press
.
.
w
AUTO ENV. MATCH
ENABLE
DISABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
Description
This setting enables or disables the feature for automatic adjustment to optimize the state of the machine
to the environment where it is used (temperature and humidity). It is normally set to "ENABLE."
Performing automatic adjustment can reduce misalignment in the scanning direction (the direction of
carriage movement) during printing or cutting.
Default Setting
[AUTO ENV. MATCH]: ENABLE
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Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness
Procedure
u
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
Press
Press
.
several times.
v
HEAD HEIGHT
LOW
LOW
Press
.
High
w
Open the front cover.
Move the lever to adjust the height of
the head.
Low
Moving the lever to "HIGH" makes a warning
beep sound twice. Moving it to "LOW" makes
the warning beep sound once.
Height-adjustment lever
Move firmly, until it stops.
x
HEAD HEIGHT
LOW
HIGH
y
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Close the front cover.
Press
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
Depending on the media, media may wrinkle or come loose from the platen during outputting, increasing the chance of contact with the print heads. When you are using such media, adjust the head
height to "HIGH."
Printing quality when the head height is set to “HIGH” may be coarser or otherwise lower than when
set to “LOW.” If this happens, refer to the pages indicated below.
 P. 97, "Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing," p. 111, "Correcting for Misalignment
in Bidirectional Printing," p. 112, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
Default Setting
[HEAD HEIGHT]: LOW
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6-4 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media
Using Transparent Media
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
EDGE DETECTION
ENABLE
DISABLE
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to select "DISABLE."
to enable the setting.
w
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
The settings are changed and the screen shown in
the figure appears.
several times .
Description
This setting enables or disables detection of the leading and trailing edges of the media. It is normally
set to "ENABLE."
When transparent media is loaded, set it to "DISABLE." When this is set to "DISABLE," the "ROLL" and
"TU" selections are available during media setup. At this time, ensure a margin of at least 75 mm from
the leading edge of the media to the printing- or cutting-start location.
When [EDGE DETECTION] is set to "DISABLE," the machine cannot detect when media runs out. In such
cases, printing operation does not stop when the media runs out, and there is a chance that the platen
or the like may become soiled by ink or that ink may get inside and damage the machine. If media runs
out while printing is in progress, immediately press
to quit printing.
Default Setting
[EDGE DETECTION]: ENABLE
Printing Hard-to-dry Media
Procedure
u
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MENU
SUB MENU
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Press
Press
.
several times.
6-4 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media
v
SUB MENU
SCAN INTERVAL
Press
Press
.
.
w
SCAN INTERVAL
OFF
1.0 sec
Press
Use
Press
.
Press
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
to set the value.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
You use this when ink dries poorly even when the print heater and dryer are used. Larger values produce
progressively slower movement of the media, enabling you to extend the drying time accordingly.
Printing time takes correspondingly longer.
You can also make this setting on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer,
the computer's setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[SCAN INTERVAL]: OFF
Preventing Media from Coming Loose
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
v
SUB MENU
VACUUM POWER
Press
Use
w
VACUUM POWER
AUTO
90%
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
.
several times.
.
twice.
to set the value.
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
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Description
The platen uses suction to grip the media and keep it stable. When media comes loose from the platen
because it is warped or wrinkled, increasing the suction force may help correct the problem. Conversely,
when the media is flimsy and cannot move smoothly, reducing the suction force may help.
When set to "AUTO," the suction force is automatically adjusted to the optimal level for the media
width.
You can also make this setting on the computer. When you have made the setting on the computer,
the computer's setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[VACUUM POWER]: AUTO
Speeding Up Output for Narrow Media
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
FULL WIDTH S
Press
Press
.
w
FULL WIDTH S
FULL
OFF
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
several times.
several times.
to select "SHEET" or "OFF."
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This shortens output time by reducing the width of head movement to the minimum necessary. This
is effective when the width of the media or the output data is narrow.
"SHEET" matches the range of head movement to the width of the media.
"OFF" matches the range of head movement to the output data. Movement is limited to the minimum
amount necessary, and this can be expected to yield the fastest output. Note, however, that because
the speed of media movement is no longer constant, colors may be uneven.
"FULL" makes the speed of media movement constant at all times.
Default Setting
[FULL WIDTH S]: FULL
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Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out During Printing
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
v
SUB MENU
PERIODIC CL.
Press
Press
.
w
PERIODIC CL .
NONE
10 min
Press
.
Use
to select a value from "10 min"
to "990 min," or "PAGE."
Press
to enable the setting.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
several times.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
Ink tends to collect on the surface of the heads when you use media prone to buildup of static charge,
when the ambient temperature is low, or when the head height is set to “HIGH.” Under some conditions,
this ink may be transferred to the media or cause dot drop-out. Use this feature at such times. The ink
buildup is removed as printing is performed.
When this is set to "PAGE," automatic cleaning is performed every time before printing starts.
When this is set to a value from "10 min" to "990 min," automatic cleaning is performed when the cumulative printing time reaches the value you set here.
When this is set to "NONE," no automatic cleaning is performed.
Using "PAGE" or a value from "10 min" to "990 min," results in longer printing times. Also, when this is
set to a value from "10 min" to "990 min," printing pauses and so colors may be uneven.
 P. 93, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Default Setting
[PERIODIC CL.]: NONE
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6-4 Accommodating Various Kinds of Media
How to Load Sheet Media
As with standard-size media, make sure of the following points when loading sheet media.
Procedure
u
Remove both shafts.
If roll media is loaded, then remove the media first.
v
Pass the media through the
machine.
w
Align the front edge of the
media with the location
shown in the figure.
Media
Align here
x
y
z
98
Lower the loading lever to secure the media in place.
If you're performing printing, attach the media clamps and close the front
cover.
SETUP SHEET
PIECE
Chapter 6 Feature Reference
Use
Press
.
to select "PIECE."
6-5 Setting How the Printer Operates
Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge Is Empty
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
v
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
w
EMPTY MODE
STOP
CONT.
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
twice.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This lets you change, according to your purpose, the operation that takes place when an ink cartridge
is empty.
"STOP" immediately pauses operation when a cartridge becomes empty. Because pausing printing in
progress may make colors uneven, it is best to ensure a sufficient amount of remaining ink before you
begin printing.
"CONT." (continue) is a mode in which operation is not automatically stopped. When a cartridge becomes empty, a warning beep sounds but printing doesn't stop. To replace the cartridge, you must
either wait until printing ends or press
to pause printing. Note that operation does not stop
even if ink runs out completely.
Default Setting
[EMPTY MODE]: STOP
Changing the Type of Ink (XC-540 Only)
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
several times.
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6-5 Setting How the Printer Operates
v
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
w
INK CONTROL
CHANGE INK SET
Press
Press
.
.
x
CHANGE INK SET
E-SOL Max LcLm
Press
Use
Press
.
twice.
to make the setting.
to execute the setting.
Description
You use this when changing the type of ink. Selecting the type of ink used for replacement starts
head-cleaning and ink-filling operations. Follow the on-screen instructions to insert and remove cartridges.
This operation requires four unused cleaning cartridges.
Setting the Interval until Activation of the Sleep Mode
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
SLEEP
Press
Press
.
w
INTERVAL
30min
Press
Use
Press
twice.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
15min
Default Setting
[INTERVAL]: 30min
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Press
Press
several times.
several times.
.
to go back to the original screen.
6-5 Setting How the Printer Operates
Deactivating the Sleep Mode
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
SLEEP
Press
Press
.
w
SLEEP
SETTING
Press
Press
.
.
x
SETTING
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
y
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
DISABLE
several times.
several times.
to select "DISABLE."
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
Default Setting
[SETTING]: ENABLE
Preventing Pulling of the Media with Undue Force When Performing Cutting Only
Procedure
u
MENU
CUTTING MENU
Press
Press
.
.
v
CUTTING MENU
PREFEED
Press
Press
.
w
PREFEED
DISABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
ENABLE
several times.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
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Description
When you're performing cutting only, it may be convenient to set this feature to "ENABLE." This feeds
out media according to the size of the data sent from the computer before performing cutting. This
makes it unnecessary to turn the media flanges by hand to feed out media every time you perform
cutting. Note, however, that this feeds out media even when you're performing printing only, so set it
to "DISABLE" when not needed.
Default Setting
[PREFEED]: DISABLE
Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing Area on the Dryer
Procedure
u
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
v
FEED FOR DRY
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
w
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
and press
.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
When this menu item is set to "ENABLE," additional media feed is performed until the trailing edge of
the printing area is positioned directly on the dryer. The margin between the print-end position and the
next print-start position is fixed at 200 mm. Any margin setting made on the computer is ignored.
When this is set to "DISABLE," media feed stops simultaneously when printing ends. This means that
the trailing edge of the printing area is not fed to the dryer unless you continue with a subsequent
printing operation.
Default Setting
[FEED FOR DRY]: DISABLE
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Giving Priority to Image Quality
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
ALTERNATE HEAD
Press
Press
.
w
ALTERNATE HEAD
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
several times.
several times.
to select "DISABLE."
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This setting determines whether priority is given to efficient ink use or to image quality. It is displayed
only when four-color inks are used (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). This setting is valid only when
using four-color inks and performing bidirectional printing. Also, some high-speed print modes may
not be affected by this setting.
When set to "ENABLE," ink is used more efficiently, with nearly no sacrifice in image quality.
When set to "DISABLE," priority is given to image quality over efficient use of ink.
Default Setting
[ALTERNATE HEAD]: ENABLE
Changing the Menu Language and the Units of Measurement
Procedure
u
v
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
LENGTH UNIT
INCH
mm
Hold down
Use
language.
Press
Use
for length.
Press
and switch on the sub power.
to select the display (menu)
.
to select the measurement unit
.
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w
TEMP. UNIT
C
F
Use
to select to the measurement
unit for temperature.
Press
.
Description
This sets the language and units of measurement displayed on the printer's screen.
Default Setting
[MENU LANGUAGE]: ENGLISH
[LENGTH UNIT]: mm
[TEMP. UNIT]: ˚C
Displaying the Amount of Remaining Media on the Printer's Screen
Procedure
u
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
v
SHEET REMAIN
SET LENGTH
Press
Press
.
.
w
SET LENGTH
0.0 m
25.0 m
Press
Use
remaining.
Press
.
Press
Press
.
x
W 1839 mm
L 25.0 m
This display is updated.
twice.
to set the amount of media
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
L 25.0 m
If setup has not been performed, the set value flashes.
Description
You can display how much of the media in use is left. Once you set the amount of media remaining,
the amount remaining is displayed at the top menu until it reaches zero. If you cancel the setup such
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as by removing the media or raising the loading lever, the amount remaining at that time flashes on
the screen.
The amount of media remaining is not updated automatically when you change the media. Redo the
setting whenever you change the media.
Note, however, that when sheet media is loaded (that is, when [SETUP SHEET] is set to "PIECE"), the
setting for the amount of remaining media is made automatically.
You can also make the setting display this menu automatically whenever you change the media. See
the next section, "Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is Changed."
Note: The remaining amount that is displayed is only an estimate, and its accuracy is not assured.
Verifying the Setting for the Amount Remaining Every Time the Media Is Changed
Procedure
u
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
v
SHHET REMAIN
AUTO DISPLAY
Press
Press
.
w
AUTO DISPLAY
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
twice.
twice.
to select "ENABLE."
to enable the setting.
Description
Setting this to "ENABLE" automatically displays [SHEET REMAIN] whenever you change the media and
finish setup.
This makes it impossible to go on to the next operation unless you redo the setting for the amount
remaining. This can be useful for keeping you from forgetting to redo the setting when you change
the media.
When you set this to "ENABLE," however, be sure also to set the [EDGE DETECTION] menu item to "ENABLE." When [EDGE DETECTION] is set to "DISABLE," then [SHEET REMAIN] is not displayed automatically,
regardless of the setting for [AUTO DISPLAY].
Also, when sheet media is loaded (that is, when [SETUP SHEET] is set to "PIECE"), the setting for the
amount of remaining media is made automatically, and so this menu is not displayed.
 P. 94, "Using Transparent Media"
Default Setting
[AUTO DISPLAY]: DISABLE
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Printing the Amount of Remaining Media
Procedure
u
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
Press
Press
.
v
SHHET REMAIN
PRINT MEMO
Press
Press
.
w
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
twice.
to perform printing.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This prints the amount of media remaining that is displayed at the top menu. You use this when you
want to make a record of the remaining length of the media now in use. Printing the amount of media
remaining before you change the media enables you to refer to the printed record and use the value
to make the setting for the remaining amount the next time you use the media.
Returning All Settings to Their Initial Values
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
Press
Press
Press
.
several times.
several times.
to execute.
Description
This menu returns all settings to the same as their factory defaults. However, the settings for [LANGUAGE],
[LENGTH UNIT], and [TEMP. UNIT] are not returned to the factory defaults.
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Performing Distance Correction During Cutting
Procedure
u
MENU
CUTTING MENU
Press
Press
.
.
v
CUTTING MENU
CALIBRATION
Press
Press
.
w
FEED SETTING
0.00%
0.00%
Press
twice.
Use
to make the setting for the correction value.
Press
to enable the setting for [FEED SETTING].
x
CALIBRATION
SCAN SETTING
Press
Press
y
SCAN SETTING
0.00%
0.00%
Press
.
Use
to make the setting for the correction value.
Press
to enable the setting for [SCAN SETTING].
z
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
twice.
.
.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
The movement distance for the media changes subtly depending on the media's thickness. This means
that the length of a line when cut may differ from the length setting in the data. You enter a correction
value when you want to align the lengths of cut lines precisely.
When performing printing followed immediately by cutting, be sure to set this to "0.00."
Default Setting
[FEED SETTING]: 0.00%
[SCAN SETTING]: 0.00%
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Fine-tuning the Cutting Conditions
Procedure
u
v
FORCE
50gf
50gf
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
.
Use
you want to set.
Use
to choose the cutting condition
to enter the value.
Press
to enable the setting and go back to
the original screen.
Description
This enables you to check and verify the settings for the cutting conditions using cutting-test results.
 P. 51, "Performing a Cutting Test"
[FORCE]: This sets the force (pressure) of the blade.
[SPEED]: This sets the speed of cutting.
[OFFSET]: This makes the blade-offset setting for the blade. Enter the listed offset value for the blade.
(The offset value for the included blade is 0.25 mm.)
[UP-SPEED]: This sets the blade's up speed during cutting (the speed at which the blade travels when it
moves to the next cutting line after cutting one cutting line). If the media comes loose during no-load
feed and the blade damages the surface of the media, reduce the speed.
Evaluating the Results of a Cutting Test
u
Check the shape of the test pattern.
The cut shape is distorted.
Reduce the cutting speed.
v
Peel off circle 1.
Circle 1
Rectangle 2 also peels off.
Increase the blade force.
Some uncut areas remain.
Rectangle 2
Reduce the cutting speed.
w
Peel off rectangle 2.
The blade should leave faint traces on the backing paper.
The blade trace is indistinct.
Increase the blade force.
The blade trace is too deep and cuts into the backing paper.
Reduce the blade force.
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x
Check the shape of rectangle 2.
A. The shape is correct.
B. The corners are rounded.
Increase the amount of blade offset.
C. The corners have "horns."
A
Reduce the amount of blade offset.
B
C
Accurately Adjusting the Cutting-in Amount
When you want to perform accurate
and fine adjustment of the cutting-in
amount, such as when cutting media
with thin carrier paper, you can obtain
good results by adjusting the tip of the
blade.
Turn the cap portion of the blade holder
to adjust the amount of blade extension.
Each indicator tick corresponds to 0.1
millimeters, and adjustment for 0.5 millimeters can be made by rotating the cap
Amount of blade
extension
one full turn.
Note that making the amount of blade
extension too small may cause the end of the cap for the blade holder to touch and damage
the printed surface. It's impor tant to be especially careful about this when you're using media
that has poor ink-adhesion properties.
Min. 0 mm
Max. 2.5 mm
Rough Estimate for the Amount of Blade Extension
Use the following dimension as a rough estimate for setting the amount of blade extension.
Thickness of the
Amount of blade
+
=
material portion
extension
Thickness of the
carrier paper
2
Holder
Half of the carrier paper
Material
portion
Carrier-paper portion
Blade
Amount of blade
extension is approximately equal to the
cutting-in amount.
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Making the Cutting Conditions Set on the Machine Take Precedence
Procedure
u
MENU
CUTTING MENU
Press
Press
.
.
v
CUTTING MENU
CUTTING PRIOR
Press
Press
.
w
CUTTING PRIOR
COMMAND MENU
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
twice.
to select "MENU."
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
You can also make the settings for the cutting conditions using the computer. By default, the settings
made with the computer take priority. To make the cutting conditions set on the machine take priority,
either turn off the settings of the computer or make the setting described above.
Default Setting
[CUTTING PRIOR]: COMMAND
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Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
u
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
Press
Press
.
.
v
ADJUST BI-DIR
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
to start printing.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
Test pattern
Choose the value that produces the least
misalignment.
Simple
Current correction value
Correction-value scale
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
u
ADJUSUT BI-DIR
SIMPLE SETTING
Press
.
v
SIMPLE SETTING
-6
0
Press
Use
Press
.
to set the correction values.
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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Description
The bidirectional-printing mode (in which the heads perform printing during both their outbound pass
and return pass) offers the advantage of being able to shorten output times, but subtle misalignment
occurs during the outbound and return passes. The procedure to correct this and eliminate misalignment
is bidirectional correction. This misalignment varies according to the head height and the thickness of
the media, so we recommend performing correction to match the media you're using.
This setting also serves to correct for misalignment when you're performing printing followed immediately by cutting, or when you're performing printing and cutting using crop marks. In such cases,
check or adjust this setting.
 P. 117, "Correcting Misalignment of the Printing and Cutting Positions During Printing Followed Immediately
by Cutting," p. 119, "Correcting Misalignment for Printing and Cutting When Using Crop Marks"
Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
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u
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
Press
Press
.
.
v
ADJUST BI-DIR
DETAIL SETTING
Press
Press
.
.
w
DETAIL SETING
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
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2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
Test pattern
H6
H5
H4
H3
H2
H1
NO.4
H6
Choose the value that produces
the least misalignment.
H5
H4
H3
H2
H1
NO.3
H6
H5
H4
H3
H1
H2
NO.1
H1
NO.2
H6
H5
H4
Current correction
value
H3
H2
H1
Correction-value
scale
NO.1
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
Enter the corresponding correction values for H1 through H6.
u
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.1
v
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
Press
w
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.2
x
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
.
Press
.
Use
to select. Use
to
set the correction value.
Press
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.1].
Press
.
Press
.
Use
to select. Use
to
set the correction value.
Press
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.2].
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y
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.3
z
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
Press
{
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.4
|
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
.
Press
.
Use
to select. Use
to
set the correction value.
Press
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.3].
Press
.
Press
.
Use
to select. Use
to
set the correction value.
Press
to finish making the settings for [SETTING NO.4].
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This corrects, for each head, the minute misalignment that occurs in the bidirectional-printing mode.
When further correction is required, such as when adjustment made using [SIMPLE SETTING] does not
enhance printing, use [DETAIL SETTING] to make corrections for each head.
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Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal Bands and the Like
Procedure
1. Print a test pattern.
u
MENU
CALIBRATION
Press
Press
.
v
CALIBRATION
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
several times.
to start printing.
2. Read the correction values from the test pattern.
In the printing example shown below, "-0.40" becomes the correction value.
Choose the one that has the smallest gap
and the least amount of overlap.
Test pattern
Current correction value
Gap present
Overlap
3. Enter the correction values that you read.
SETTING
0.00%
- 0.40%
Press
.
Press
.
Use
to make the setting for the correction value.
Press
to enable the setting.
4. Go back to the original screen.
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
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Description
The movement distance of media experiences subtle changes due to the thickness of the media and
the temperature of the media heating system. When the movement distance becomes discrepant,
horizontal stripes are more likely to occur during printing. We recommend performing correction to
match the media you're using and the media heating system. Also, perform the actual printing in an
operating environment identical to that used for the test pattern.
To make the setting for the correction value even more accurate, we recommend carrying out the following before printing the test pattern.
○After loading the media, use
to feed out the media by about one meter.
○Set the print-start position near the center of the media.
 P. 91, "Setting the Output-start Location"
Print-start position
Approx. 1 m
Note, however, that you can also make this setting on the computer (by, for example, choosing the
media type in the software RIP you are using). When you have made the setting on the computer, the
computer's setting is used and the printer's setting is ignored.
Default Setting
[SETTING]: 0.00%
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Correcting Misalignment of the Printing and Cutting Positions During Printing Followed Immediately by Cutting
Procedure
1. Check the setting for the [AUTO ENV. MATCH] menu item.
Make sure the [AUTO ENV. MATCH] menu item is set to "ENABLE."
 P. 92, "Making the Setting for Automatic Adjustment of the Printer to the Operating Environment"
2. Execute the [ADJUST BI-DIR] menu item.
u
Load the media.
 P. 32, "How to Load Media"
 P. 98, "How to Load Sheet Media"
v
Perform bidirectional adjustment.
 P. 111, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing"
 P. 112, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
3. Print a test pattern and cut it.
u
MENU
CUTTING MENU
Press
Press
.
.
v
CUTTING MENU
PRINT - CUT ADJ.
Press
.
w
PRINT - CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
.
Cutting position
Cutting position
Printing position
Printing position
Cutting position and printing
position are misaligned.
Cutting position and printing position are aligned.
When adjustment is needed, go on to the steps below.
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4. Print a test pattern and cut it.
Press
Press
PRINT - CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT 2
.
to execute.
5. From the test pattern, read the value at the location.
Check the value on
the [SCAN] side.
Test pattern
+2.0
-2.0
+1.5
-1.5
Correction-value scale
-0.5
-1.0
Scan direction
+0.5
-0.5
Check the value on
the [FEED] side.
+0.0
+2.0
+1.5
+1.0
+0.5
The point where the cutting
line intersects the correction-value scale is the correction value. In this figure,
the value is "-0.3." Use the
same method to read the
value on the [FEED] side.
-0.0
SCAN
+0.0
FEED
-2.0
-1.5
-1.0
-0.5
Cutting line
-0.0
Cutting line
6. Enter the correction value you read.
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u
PRINT - CUT ADJ.
SETTING
Press
v
F :- 0.30
S : 0.00
Press
.
Use
to set the adjustment value for
[FEED SETTING].
Use
to set the adjustment value for
[SCAN SETTING].
Press
to enable the setting.
w
PRINT - CUT ADJ.
SETTING
- 0.30mm
- 0.20mm
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.
.
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7. Check the results of adjustment.
Press
Press
PRINT - CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
.
to execute.
If the printing and cutting lines are aligned, adjustment is
complete.
If further adjustment is needed, go back to step 6. and finetune the adjustment.
Cutting position
Printing position
Cutting position and printing
position are aligned.
Description
You perform this when printing followed immediately by cutting yields positioning for printing and
cutting that is slightly misaligned. You print alignment marks, perform detection of the printed marks,
and correct the discrepancy.
Subtle misalignment between the printing and cutting positions may occur due to the thickness of the
media or the head height. We recommend making correction to match the media you're using.
Default Setting
[FEED SETTING]: 0.00 mm
[SCAN SETTING]: 0.00 mm
Correcting Misalignment for Printing and Cutting When Using Crop Marks
Procedure
1. Check the setting for the [AUTO ENV. MATCH] menu item.
Make sure the [AUTO ENV. MATCH] menu item is set to "ENABLE."
 P.92, "Making the Setting for Automatic Adjustment of the Printer to the Operating Environment"
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2. Execute the [ADJUST BI-DIR] menu item.
u
Load the media.
 P. 32, "How to Load Media"
 P. 98, "How to Load Sheet Media"
v
Perform bidirectional adjustment.
 P. 111, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing"
 P. 112, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
3. Print a test pattern and cut it.
u
MENU
CUTTING MENU
Press
Press
.
.
v
CUTTING MENU
CROP - CUT ADJ.
Press
Press
.
.
w
CROP - CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
Press
Press
.
.
Cutting position
Cutting position
Printing position
Printing position
Cutting position and printing
position are misaligned.
Cutting position and printing position are aligned.
When adjustment is needed, go on to the steps below.
4. Print a test pattern and cut it.
CROP - CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT 2
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Press
twice.
to execute.
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5. From the test pattern, read the correction value at the location.
Check the value on
the [SCAN] side.
Test pattern
+2.0
-2.0
+1.5
-1.5
Correction-value scale
-1.0
+0.5
Check the value on
the [FEED] side.
+2.0
+1.5
+0.0
+1.0
+0.5
-0.5
Scan direction
-0.5
The point where the cutting line
intersects the correction-value
scale is the correction value. In this
figure, the value is "-0.3." Use the
same method to read the value on
the [FEED] side.
-0.0
SCAN
+0.0
FEED
-2.0
-1.5
-1.0
-0.5
Cutting line
-0.0
Cutting line
6. Enter the correction value you read.
u
CROP - CUT ADJ.
SETTING
Press
v
F :- 0.30
S : 0.00
Press
.
Use
to set the adjustment value for
[FEED SETTING].
Use
to set the adjustment value for
[SCAN SETTING].
Press
to enable the setting.
w
CROP - CUT ADJ.
SETTING
- 0.30mm
- 0.20mm
Press
.
.
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7. Check the results of adjustment.
Press
Press
CROP - CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
.
to execute.
If the printing and cutting lines are aligned, adjustment is
complete.
If further adjustment is needed, go back to step 6.and finetune the adjustment.
Cutting position
Printing position
Cutting position and printing position are aligned.
Description
Depending on the composition of the media, the positioning of printing and cutting may be misaligned
even when you're using crop marks. Make corrections for misaligned printing and cutting for the media
you're using.
Default Setting
[FEED SETTING]: 0.00 mm
[SCAN SETTING]: 0.00 mm
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Switching Off the Preheater, Print Heater, or Dryer
Procedure
u
PRE
v
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
35
35 OFF
Press
Use
Press
Press
twice.
to select the device.
several times to select "OFF."
to enable the setting.
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This makes the temperature settings for the media heating system (preheater, print heater, and dryer), as
well as switching these devices on or off. When this is set to "OFF," these devices do not operate at all.
You can also make these settings on the computer. When you've made the settings on the computer,
the computer's settings take precedence and the printer's settings are ignored.
Default Setting
[PRE] (preheater): 35˚C (94˚F)
[PRINT] (print heater): 35˚C (94˚F)
[DRYER]: 50˚C (122˚F)
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Determining How the Media Heating System Operates
Procedure
u
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
Hold down
v
HEATER MENU
PREHEATING
Press
.
w
PREHEATING
30 C
MENU
Press
Use
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
and press
.
to make the setting.
to enable the setting.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This feature controls the temperature of the media heating system automatically when
is
dark.
"MENU" performs heating to the preset temperature at all times, without lowering the temperature
when
is dark.
"30˚C" lowers the media heating system to a fixed temperature (30˚C) when
is dark.
"OFF" switches off the media heating system when
is dark.
Default Setting
[PREHEATING]: 30˚C
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6-9 Setting How the Auxiliary Drying Unit Operates
Switching the Drying-heater Unit On and Off
Procedure
u
HEATER MENU
OPTION DRYER
Hold down
Press
and press
twice.
v
OPTION DRYER
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
ABLE."
Press
.
w
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to select "ENABLE" or "DIS-
.
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This switches the optional drying-heater unit on or off.
The machine settings govern the temperature setting for the drying-heater unit, so when installation
is complete, set [OPTION DRYER] on the machine to "ENABLE."
Default Setting
[OPTION DRYER]: DISABLE
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6-9 Setting How the Auxiliary Drying Unit Operates
Switching the Blower-fan Unit On and Off
Procedure
u
HEATER MENU
BLOWER FAN
Hold down
Press
v
BLOWER FAN
DISABLE
ENABLE
Press
Use
ABLE."
Press
.
Press
Press
.
w
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
.
and press
to select "ENABLE" or "DIS-
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This switches the blower-fan unit on or off.
When the blower-fan unit is installed, set [BLOWER FAN] to "ENABLE."
Default Setting
[BLOWER FAN]: DISABLE
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6-10 Saving the Printer Settings to Match the Media
Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset Values
Procedure
u
MENU
PRESET
Press
.
v
PRESET
SAVE
Press
Press
.
.
w
SAVE
NAME1
Press
.
Use
to select any one from "NAME1"
to "NAME8."
Press
to save.
The present menu settings are saved in the preset you chose
in step w.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
Using the [PRESET] menu lets you easily change a wide variety of settings to optimize them for the
media.
Making changes for each menu item every time you change the media can be troublesome. That's why
it can be useful to save the menu-item settings optimized for an often-used type of media as a preset.
The next time you use the media, you can change the menu-item settings to the optimal values for
the media simply by loading the preset you saved. Menu items that can be saved in presets are listed
on the next page.
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6-10 Saving the Printer Settings to Match the Media
Menu Items That Can Be Saved in Presets
[PRE] (Preheater)
[PRINT] (Print heater)
[DRYER]
tional Printing More Precisely"
[CALIBRATION]
 P. 38, "Settings for the Media Heating Sys-
 P. 115, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate
tem"
Horizontal Bands and the Like"
[EDGE DETECTION]
 P. 94, "Using Transparent Media"
[SCAN INTERVAL]
 P. 86, "Printing Hard-to-dry Media"
[VACUUM POWER]
 P. 95, "Preventing Media from Coming
Loose"
[FULL WIDTH S]
 P. 96, "Speeding Up Output for Narrow Media"
[FEED FOR DRY]
 P. 102, "Drying the Trailing Edge of the Printing
Area on the Dryer"
[PRINT-CUT ADJ.]
 P. 117, "Correcting Misalignment of the Printing
and Cutting Positions During Printing Followed
Immediately by Cutting"
[CROP-CUT ADJ.]
 P. 119, "Correcting Misalignment for Printing
and Cutting When Using Crop Marks"
[PREHEATING]
 P. 124, "Determining How the Media Heating
System Operates"
[BLOWER FAN]
 P. 126, "Switching the Blower-fan Unit On
and Off "
[ALTERNATE HEAD]
 P. 103, "Giving Priority to Image Quality"
[CALIBRATION]
(in the CUTTING MENU)
 P. 107, "Performing Distance Correction During Cutting"
[FORCE]
[SPEED]
[OFFSET]
[UP-SPEED]
 P. 108, "Fine-tuning the Cutting Conditions"
[ADJUST BI-DIR SIMPLE SETTING]
 P. 111, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing"
[ADJUST BI-DIR DETAIL SETTING]
 P. 112, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirec-
Up to eight types of presets can be saved. You can assign a name to each one. Using media names for
these may aid recognition and clarity.
 P. 129, "Loading a Saved Preset," "Assigning a Name to a Preset"
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6-10 Saving the Printer Settings to Match the Media
Loading a Saved Preset
Procedure
u
MENU
PRESET
Press
v
LOAD
NAME1
Press
twice.
Use
to select the name of a preset
you want to load.
w
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
.
to load.
The settings are changed and the screen shown in the figure
appears.
Description
This loads a saved preset. You can select any one of eight types of presets. (When no names have been
assigned, you select from among NAME1 through NAME8.)
If you load a preset while
is illuminated,
goes dark. To start printing, press
once more and redo the preparations for printing.
Assigning a Name to a Preset
Procedure
u
PRESET
NAME
Press
Press
Press
.
.
twice.
v
NAME
NAME1
Press
Use
to NAME8.
.
w
NAME
S_
Press
Use
.
x
NAME
SAMPLE_
Press
Use
.
to select any one from NAME1
to enter a character.
to enter the next character.
Enter the following characters in the same way.
When you're finished entering text, press
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y
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This assigns a name to a saved preset. Using media names may aid recognition and clarity.
The characters you can enter are "A" through "Z," "0" through "9," and the "-" character. You can enter
up to 15 characters, including spaces.
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6-11 Making the Network Settings
Setting the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Etc.
Procedure
u
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
.
several times.
v
SYSTEM INFO.
NETWORK
Press
Press
.
.
w
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
Press
.
Use
to choose the item whose setting
you want to make.
x
IP ADDRESSS
000 . 000 . 000 . 000
Press
Use
twice.
to select the address number.
y
IP ADDRESS
192 . 000 . 000 . 000
Press
.
z
IP ADDRESS
192 . 168 . 000 . 003
Repeat x and y to set all the address numbers.
When you have finished making the setting, press
.
{
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
Make sure the machine is connected to the network by an Ethernet cable.
For detailed information about the settings, consult your network administrator.
[IP ADDRESS]: IP address
[SUBNET MASK]: Subnet mask
[GATEWAY ADDR.]: Gateway address
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6-12 Viewing System Information
Viewing the Serial Number, Firmware Version, and Other Information
Procedure
u
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
v
SYSTEM INFO.
SERIAL NO.
Press
.
Use
want to view.
w
SERIAL NO.
ZS00001
Press
.
x
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
.
several times.
to choose the information you
to go back to the original screen.
Description
You can view the following information.
[MODEL]: Model name
[SERIAL NO.]: Serial number
[INK]: Ink type
[FIRMWARE]: Firmware version
Viewing the Network Settings
Procedure
132
u
MENU
SYSTEM INFO.
Press
Press
.
v
SYSTEM INFO.
NETWORK
Press
Press
.
.
w
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
Press
.
Use
want to view.
x
IP ADDRESS
192 . 168 . 000 . 003
Press
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several times.
.
to choose the information you
6-12 Viewing System Information
y
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
You can view the following information.
[IP ADDRESS]: IP address
[SUBNET MASK]: Subnet mask
[GATEWAY ADDR.]: Gateway address
[MAC ADDRESS]: MAC address
Printing a System Report
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
Press
Press
Press
.
w
W 1346mm
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
Press
Press
.
several times.
several times.
to start printing.
to go back to the original screen.
Description
This prints system information, including a list of setting values.
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6-13 Performing Maintenance
Draining Ink and Performing Internal Washing
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
w
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
Press
Press
Press
.
several times.
twice.
twice.
to execute.
Description
This drains the ink inside the printer and washes the interior using cleaning cartridges as a preliminary
for moving the printer or conducting maintenance. This operation requires eight unused cleaning
cartridges. The screen displays information such as instructions to insert and remove cartridges. Follow
these instructions to carry out the procedure. After finishing washing, the sub power is automatically
switched off.
You do not need to carry this out as part of your daily maintenance activities.
Draining Ink Remaining Inside the Machine
Procedure
u
MENU
SUB MENU
Press
Press
.
v
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
Press
Press
.
w
INK CONTROL
PUMP UP
Press
Press
Press
.
.
several times.
twice.
to execute.
Description
134
This removes ink inside the printer as a preliminary procedure for performing maintenance. The screen
displays information such as instructions to insert and remove cartridges. Follow these instructions to
carry out the procedure. After finishing the procedure, the sub power is automatically switched off.
You do not need to carry this out as part of your daily maintenance activities.
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6-14 Menu List
Main Menu
Press
To the [CUTTING MENU] menu
MENU
PRESET
To the [NAME] menu
PRESET
LOAD
To the [NAME8] menu
LOAD
NAME1
LOAD
NAME2
LOAD
NAME3
LOAD
NAME4
LOAD
NAME5
LOAD
NAME6
LOAD
NAME7
LOAD
NAME8
To the [NAME1] menu
To the [NAME8] menu
SAVE
NAME1
PRESET
SAVE
SAVE
NAME2
SAVE
NAME3
SAVE
NAME4
SAVE
NAME5
SAVE
NAME6
SAVE
NAME7
SAVE
NAME8
To the [NAME1] menu
Continued
Continued
Continued
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6-12 Menu List
Continued
Continued
Continued
To the [NAME8] menu
PRESET
NAME
NAME
NAME1
NAME
_
NAME
NAME2
NAME
_
NAME
NAME3
NAME
_
NAME
NAME4
NAME
_
NAME
NAME5
NAME
_
NAME
NAME6
NAME
_
NAME
NAME7
NAME
_
NAME
NAME8
NAME
_
To the [LOAD] menu
To the [DETAIL SETTING] menu
MENU
ADJUST BI-DIR
To the [NAME1] menu
ADJUST BI-DIR
TEST PRINT
ADJUST BI-DIR
SIMPLE SETTING
SIMPLE SETTING
0
0
ADJUST BI-DIR
DETAIL SETTING
DETAIL SETTING
TEST PRINT
To the [SETTING NO.4] menu
To the
[TEST PRINT] menu
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.1
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.2
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.3
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
DETAIL SETTING
SETTING NO.4
H1
0
H2
0
H3
0
H4
0
H5
0
H6
0
To the [TEST PRINT] menu
To the [SETTING] menu
MENU
CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION
TEST PRINT
CALIBRATION
SETTING
SETTING
0.00%
To the [TEST PRINT] menu
Continued
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0.00%
6-12 Menu List
Continued
MENU
HEAD HEIGHT
HEAD HEIGHT
LOW
LOW
MENU
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
EDGE DETECTION
EDGE DETECTION
ENABLE
ENABLE
SUB MENU
SCAN INTERVAL
SCAN INTERVAL
OFF
OFF
SUB MENU
VACUUM POWER
VACUUM POWER.
AUTO
AUTO
SUB MENU
FULL WIDTH S
FULL WIDTH S
FULL
FULL
SUB MENU
ALTERNATE HEAD
ALTERNATE HEAD
ENABLE
ENABLE
SUB MENU
PERIODIC CL.
PERIODIC CL.
NONE
NONE
To the [MAINTENANCE] menu
SUB MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
To the [SETTING] menu
SUB MENU
SLEEP
SLEEP
INTERVAL
INTERVAL
30min
30min
SLEEP
SETTING
SETTING
ENABLE
ENABLE
To the [INTERVAL] menu
SUB MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
To the [CHANGE INK SET] menu
SUB MENU
INK CONTROL
INK CONTROL
EMPTY MODE
EMPTY MODE
STOP
STOP
INK CONTROL
PUMP UP
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
(*1)
INK CONTROL
CHANGE INK SET
CHANGE INK SET
E-SOL Max LcLm
(*1) XC-540 only.
To the [EMPTY MODE] menu
To the [DRAIN BOTTLE] menu
SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE
To the
[EDGE DETECTION] menu
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE WIPER
MAINTENANCE
REPLACE KNIFE
MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
To the [CLEANING] menu
Continued
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6-12 Menu List
Continued
To the [NETWORK] menu
MENU
SYSTEM INFO .
SYSTEM INFO .
MODEL
MODEL
XC-540
SYSTEM INFO .
SERIAL NO .
SERIAL NO .
ZS00001
SYSTEM INFO .
INK
INK
E-SOL Max LcLm
SYSTEM INFO .
FIRMWARE
FIRMWARE
Ver.1.00
SYSTEM INFO .
NETWORK
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
To the [MAC ADDRESS] menu
IP ADDRESS
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
IP ADDRESS
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
NETWORK
SUBNET MASK
SUBNET MASK
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
SUBNET MASK
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
NETWORK
GATEWAY ADDR.
GATEWAY ADDR.
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
GATEWAY ADDR.
255 . 255 . 255 . 255
NETWORK
MAC ADDRESS
MAC ADDRESS
000086148C5F
To the [MODEL] menu
(* 2)
To the [IP ADDRESS] menu
To the [BLOWER FAN] menu
MENU
HEATER MENU
HEATER MENU
FEED FOR DRY
FEED FOR DRY
DISABLE
DISABLE
HEATER MENU
PREHEATING
PREHEATING
30 C
30 C
HEATER MENU
OPTION DRYER
OPTION DRYER
DISABLE
DISABLE
HEATER MENU
BLOWER FAN
BLOWER FAN
DISABLE
DISABLE
, and pressing
Holding down
displays this menu.
To the [FEED FOR DRY] menu
MENU
INK REMAINING
1
5
2
6
3
7
MENU
SHEET REMAIN
SHEET REMAIN
PRINT MEMO
4
8
9
10
11
12
To the [AUTO DISPLAY] menu
Continued
138
SHEET REMAIN
SET LENGTH
SET LENGTH
0.0 m
0.0 m
SHEET REMAIN
AUTO DISPLAY
AUTO DISPLAY
DISABLE
DISABLE
To the [PRINT MEMO] menu
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6-12 Menu List
Continued
To the [TEST PRINT 2] menu
To the [AUTO ENV. MATCH] menu
MENU
CUTTING MENU
CUTTING MENU
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
(*3)
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
SETTING
F : +0.00
S : +0.00
0.00 m
0.00 m
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT 2
To the [TEST PRINT] menu
To the [TEST PRINT 2] menu
CUTTING MENU
CROP-CUT ADJ.
CROP-CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
CROP-CUT ADJ.
SETTING
F : +0.00
S : +0.00
0.00 m
0.00 m
CROP-CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT2
To the [TEST PRINT] menu
To the [SCAN SETTING] menu
CUTTING MENU
CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION
FEED SETTING
FEED SETTING
0.00%
0.00%
CALIBRATION
SCAN SETTING
SCAN SETTING
0.00%
0.00%
To the [FEED SETTING] menu
CUTTING MENU
PREFEED
PREFEED
DISABLE
CUTTING MENU
CUTTING PRIOR
CUTTING PRIOR
COMMAND COMMAND
CUTTING MENU
AUTO ENV. MATCH
AUTO ENV. MATCH
ENABLE
ENABLE
DISABLE
To the [PRINT-CUT ADJ .] menu
(*4)
MENU
INK RENEWAL
To the
[PRESET] menu
(*3) Holding down
, and pressing
displays this menu.
(*4) XC-540MT only.
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Language and Unit Menu
Hold down
and switch on the sub power.
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
LENGTH UNIT
mm
mm
TEMP UNIT
C
C
Cleaning Menu
Press
Hold down
.
To the [POWERFUL CL.] menu
CLEANING
NORMAL CL.
NORMAL CL.
ABC
CLEANING
MEDIUM CL.
MEDIUM CL.
ABC
CLEANING
POWERFUL CL.
POWERFUL CL.
ABC
for one second or longer.
Head cleaning for all groups
 P. 44, "When you want to clean
all heads simultaneously"
To the [NORMAL CL.] menu
Heater Configuration Menu
Press
.
PRE
DRYER
PRE
140
35
50
PRINT
35
35
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PRINT
35
35
35
DRYER
35
50
50
50
6-12 Menu List
Cutting Configuration Menu
Press
.
FORCE
50 gf
50 gf
SPEED
30 cm/s
30 cm/s
OFFSET
0.250 mm
0.250 mm
UP SPEED
30 cm/s
30cm/s
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What to Do If
143
7-1 The Machine Doesn't Run
The Printer Unit Doesn't Run
Is the network connection correct?
Is the power switched on?
Check the network settings on the printer and the port
setting for the software RIP. In the software RIP, specify
the IP address assigned to the printer.
Is
Make sure the network routing is suitable. Try connecting the computer and the machine to the same hub,
or connecting them directly using a crossover cable.
If this makes it possible to perform output, it means
the problem is in the network itself.
Switch on the printer's main power, then press the
sub power switch and make sure the sub power
switch lights up.
illuminated?
Output is not performed when
is not illuminated. Pull back the loading lever, close the front
cover, and press
.
Is the front cover open?
Close the front cover.
Is the top menu displayed?
If the top menu isn't displayed, output doesn't start
even when data is sent from the computer. To go to the
top menu, press
, then press
.
Is
illuminated?
When
resume, press
ing resumes.
Make sure the green link LED of ethernet connecter
is on. If the light is dark, the network connection is
not correct.
If output is impossible even though the link LED is
on, make sure the IP address and other settings are
correct. The settings on both the machine and the
computer must be correct. Try making the settings
again as you check for duplicate IP addresses and
typing errors.
lights up, operation is paused. To
.
goes dark and print-
Link LED
Has ink run out?
1
7
2
8
3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12
When printing data is sent while the screen shown
in the figure is displayed, a message appears and a
warning beep sounds. At the same time, operation
pauses. When the ink cartridge is replaced with a new
one, printing or cutting starts. (XC-540MT displays the
numbers up to "10." )
 Setup Guide
 P. 45, "If Ink Runs Out"
 P. 132, "Viewing System Information"
 P. 99, "Determining What Happens When an Ink Cartridge
Is Empty"
Is a message displayed on the screen?
 P. 153, "If a Message Appears"
 P. 154, "If an Error Message Appears"
Is the cable connected?
Connect the cable securely.
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The Media Take-up System Doesn't Run
Is the cable connected?
Connect the cable for the take-up unit to the machine.
To perform take-up automatically during printing, also
make the setting for the AUTO switch.
 Setup Guide
 P. 62, "How to Take Up Media"
7-1 The Machine Doesn't Run
The Media Heating System Doesn't Warm Up
Is media loaded?
The media heating system does not warm up to the
preset temperature when
is dark (by default).
Load media, press
, and wait for the machine
to warm up.
 P. 123, "Setting How the Media Heating System Operates"
Is the temperature of the room too low?
Use the machine in an environment where the temperature is 20 to 32˚C (68 to 90˚F).
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145
7-2 Attractive Printing or Cutting Is Impossiblea
Printed Results Are Coarse or Contain Horizontal Stripes
Is the temperature of the room too low?
 P. 72, "When Head Cleaning Is Not Effective"
The media heating system may not warm up sufficiently when the ambient temperature is less than
20˚C (68˚F). Also, even when the media heating system
reaches its preset temperatures, adequate effectiveness may not be apparent if the media is thoroughly
chilled. Before printing, allow the media to come to
room temperature.
Is the head height appropriate?
Is the print mode suitable?
Do the print heads show dot drop-out?
Carry out a printing test and make sure no dot dropout occurs. If dot drop-out is present, perform head
cleaning.
 P. 42, "Printing Tests and Cleaning"
Printing when the [HEAD HEIGHT] menu item is set to
"HIGH" is coarser than when set to "LOW." Keep this set
to "LOW" except when changing it is necessary, such
as when you're using thick media.
 P. 93, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Have you carried out feed correction?
Large misalignment in the amount of feed of the
media may result in printing that seems coarse or
contains horizontal stripes. Either make the setting on
the computer to match the type of media you're using,
or make the setting for correction on the printer.
 P. 115, "Performing Feed Correction to Alleviate Horizontal
Bands and the Like"
Have you carried out bidirectional correction?
When you are performing bidirectional printing, use
the [ADJUST BI-DIR] menu item to carry out correction.
The optimal adjustment value may vary, depending
mainly on the thickness of the media. Set or select an
adjustment value that is suited to the media.
 P. 111, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional
Printing"
 P. 112, "Correcting for Misalignment in Bidirectional Printing More Precisely"
Is the media heating system at a suitable
temperature?
If the ink forms lumps or smudges, raise the temperature. Note, however, that a temperature that is too
high may degrade the media or cause it to wrinkle.
 P. 38, "Settings for the Media Heating System"
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If attractive printing is impossible even when the
media heating system is at a high temperature, try
using a higher-quality print mode.
Depending on the media, smudging may occur when
using a high-quality print mode, and results may also
vary greatly depending on the settings of your RIP
program (such as the color-profile selection). Make
settings suited to the media you're using.
Is the printer installed in a level and stable
location?
Never install the machine in a location where it is tilted
or where it may wobble or experience vibration. Also
make sure that the print heads are not exposed to
moving air. These factors may lead to missing dots or
reduced printing quality.
Is the media loaded and set up correctly?
If the media is not loaded and set up correctly, media
feed may not be smooth, or printing may be adversely
affected.
 P. 151, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Are the settings for the [PRESET] menu item
appropriate?
If the settings selected with the [PRESET] menu item
are not suitable for the type of media, printing may
be adversely affected. Choose settings optimized to
the media you're using.
 P. 127, "Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset
Values"
 P. 129, "Loading a Saved Preset"
7-2 Attractive Printing/Cutting Is Impossible
Colors Are Unstable or Uneven
Is the media wrinkled?
If the media is wrinkled and comes loose from the
platen, colors may be uneven or printing quality
may suffer.
 P. 151, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Did you shake the ink cartridges gently before installing them?
Before you install a new ink cartridge, gently shake
the cartridge.
Was printing paused partway through?
When printing is paused, the coloring at the seam
may be altered when printing resumes. Avoid pausing
printing. By default, printing pauses when ink remaining inside the machine runs out. Before you perform
lengthy printing, check the amount of ink remaining
in the ink cartridges.
Printing may also pause when data is not sent from
the computer quickly enough.
Are the operating parameters set to appropriate values?
Depending on the settings for such menu items as
[FULL WIDTH S] and [PERIODIC CL.], uneven colors may
occur. If the settings have been changed, try restoring
them to their default values.
 P. 96, "Speeding Up Output for Narrow Media"
 P. 97, "Preventing Soiling of the Media and Dot Drop-out
During Printing"
Is the printer installed in a level and stable
location?
Never install the machine in a location where it is tilted
or where it may wobble or experience vibration. Also,
ensure that the printing heads are not exposed to
wind or blown air. These factors may lead to missing
dots or reduced printing quality.
Are the settings for the [PRESET] menu item
appropriate?
If the settings selected with the [PRESET] menu item
are not suitable for the type of media, printing may
be adversely affected. Choose settings optimized to
the media you're using.
 P. 127, "Saving Optimized Media Settings As Preset
Values"
 P. 129, "Loading a Saved Preset"
The Media Becomes Soiled When Printed
Do the print heads contact the media?
The height of the print heads may be too low. Also, if
the media is not loaded and set up correctly, it may
wrinkle or come loose and strike the heads.
 P. 151, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
 P. 93, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
Are the print heads dirty?
The following may cause ink to drip on the media
during printing.
○ Buildup of fibrous dust (lint) around the heads.
○ Ink transferred to the heads due to rubbing against
the media.
If this happens, clean the heads using the cleaning kit. We recommend carrying out periodic head
cleaning.
 P.74, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
Are the pinch rollers dirty?
Periodically clean the pinch rollers.
Cutting Is Misaligned or Skewed
Is the media loaded and set up correctly?
If the media is not loaded and set up correctly, or
media feed is not smooth, cutting may be adversely
affected. Make sure the media is loaded and set up
correctly.
 P. 151, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Are the settings for the cutting conditions
appropriate?
Misalignment or skewing may occur if the cutting
speed is too fast or the blade force is too high. Try
changing the cutting conditions. With media having
a strong adhesive layer, the adhesive layer reattaches
to itself immediately after cutting. However, if a cutting test shows that the peeling of the media and the
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blade traces on the backing paper are optimal, then
the media is being cut properly. Be careful not to make
the blade force too high.
Is the length of output too long?
For printing followed immediately by cutting in particular, the longer the page length (that is, the longer
the distance the media is returned after printing), the
greater is the chance of misalignment occurring. It is
a good idea to keep the size of each single page to
the minimum necessary.
Are you using media that exhibits large expansion and contraction?
When you're performing printing followed immediately by cutting, misalignment occurs if the media
expands or contracts. If this happens, try performing printing with crop marks, then setting the base
point and one or more align points and performing
cutting. This corrects for expansion and contraction
of the media.
Is [AUTO ENV. MATCH] set to the "DISABLE"
setting?
The printing and cutting positions may become
misaligned due to ambient temperature or humidity.
Setting [AUTO ENV. MATCH] to "ENABLE" performs
matching to the environment to correct for misalignment.
 P. 92, "Making the Setting for Automatic Adjustment of
the Printer to the Operating Environment"
Is the [CALIBRATION] setting during cutting
correct?
When you're performing printing followed immediately by cutting, go to [CUTTING MENU] and set the
[CALIBRATION] value to "0.00."
 P. 107, "Performing Distance Correction During Cutting"
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7-3 The Media Jams
The Media Jams
If an error message is displayed because
the media has jammed, immediately correct
the problem. Failure to do so may damage
the print heads.
 P. 156, [MOTOR ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
Is the media warped or wrinkled?
Many factors can cause warping or wrinkling. Refer to
the following and correct the problem.
 P. 151, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Is the height of the print heads too low?
Try raising the heads higher. Media may inevitably
warp or wrinkle slightly, so adjust the height of the
heads to take this into account.
 P. 93, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
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7-4 The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly
The Media Cannot Be Taken Up Smoothly
Is media feed unstable?
Various factors can make media feed unstable. Refer
to the following and correct the problem.
 P. 151, "Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable"
Is the paper tube installed correctly?
Securely insert the paper tube onto the end caps. If
the paper tube is not attached correctly, it may spin
without traction and fail to take up the media.
 "Setup Guide"
Is the paper tube bent or sagging?
Media cannot be taken up smoothly when the paper
tube is bent or sagging.
Are you using the included paper tube?
For the paper tube, use the included item. Using
something other than the included item may result
in spinning without traction or other problems that
impede media take-up.
 P. 61, "About the Paper Tube"
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7-5 Media Wrinkles or Shrinks, or Feed Is Unstable
A variety of problems can occur if the media
feed is not smooth. This can cause such
problems as poor printing quality, contact
with the media by the print heads, misaligned
positioning, media jams, or poor take-up. Take
action as follows.
Media Wrinkles or Shrinks
Is the media loaded and set up straight and
securely?
Feed is not smooth when the media is not straight or
is tensioned unevenly on the left and right. Reload
the media.
Was loaded media allowed to stand for some
time?
Media Feed Is Not Smooth
Do the media or the shafts strike some other
object?
Make sure the media and the shafts do not touch
anything else. This may affect output, even when feed
appears to be smooth.
Is the media too thick?
Media that is too thick may not only cause unstable
feed, but may scrape the print heads, resulting in
malfunction. Never use such media.
Are the grit rollers dirty?
Check to make sure the grit rollers are free of buildup
of foreign material such as media scraps.
Media may shrink or wrinkle if it is heated for an extended time. When printing ends, switch off the sub
power or remove the media.
Are the media clamps mounted?
When you're performing printing, be sure to attach
the media clamps.
Was the media loaded while the heating
devices were hot?
Loading media after the heating devices have warmed
up causes the temperature of the media to rise suddenly, which may cause the media to shrink or wrinkle
during printing. Before loading media, switch off the
sub power and allow the devices to cool.
Is the temperature of heating devices too
high?
Set the temperature to suitable values for the type
of media.
 P. 38, "Settings for the Media Heating System"
Media Feed Is Not Straight
Is the media loaded and set up straight and
securely?
Feed is not smooth when the media is not straight or
is tensioned unevenly on the left and right. Reload
the media.
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7-6 The Print Heads Stopped Moving
If the print-head carriage stops over the
platen, take action immediately to prevent the
heads from drying out.
What to Do First
5. Make the guides at the edges of the print heads
line up with the guides at the edges of the cap unit.
Turn the tool further to bring the cap unit near the
heads.
Switch the sub power off, then back on again. (If the
media is jammed, then also remove the media.) If the
print-head carriage move to the standby position (the
right side of the main unit), it means the operation has
ended successfully.
If the print-head carriage did not move, try switching
off the main power, then again switching on the main
power, followed by the sub power.
If the Heads Still Do Not Move
If the heads still do not move, carry out the following
emergency response measure, then contact your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer or Roland DG Corp.
service center.
1. Switch off the main power.
2. Open the front cover.
3. Gently move the print heads by hand as far as the
standby position.
4. Insert the head-unit tool into the hole at the bottom of the machine and turn gently. The cap unit
rises.
Head-unit tool
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6. When the heads make contact with the cap unit,
turn the tool one or two turns more.
Make sure the print heads are capped tightly.
7-7 If a Message Appears
These are the main messages that appear on
the machine's display to prompt correct operation. They do not indicate any error. Follow
the prompts and take action accordingly.
[1 2  3  4  ...]
Only a small amount of ink remains. Replace the
cartridge indicated by the flashing number with a
new cartridge.
[PRESS POWER KEY TO CLEAN]
This appears when the machine has been unused for
about one month.
This feature is to remind you to switch on the sub
power once a month.
[INSTALL DRAIN BOTTLE]
Check whether the drain bottle is installed. Install the
drain bottle, then press
.
[CHECK DRAIN BOTTLE]
This appears when a certain amount of discharged
fluid collects in the drain bottle. To clear the message, press
. If this screen appears, go to the
[DRAIN BOTTLE] menu and discard the discharged
fluid in the bottle.
 P. 68, "Disposing of Discharged Ink"
[NOW HEATING...]
[SET SOL CRT.]
Insert the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing
number. This message appears at times such as during
cartridge replacement.
Wait until the media heating system reaches the
preset temperature. Printing starts when
lights up.
You can stop printing by holding down
for
one second or longer while this is displayed. Pressing
makes printing start immediately, without
waiting to reach the preset temperature.
[REMOVE SOL CRT.]
[CLOSE THE FRONT COVER]
 P. 85, "When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period"
Remove the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing
number. This message appears at times such as during
cartridge replacement.
[SET SOLCL-LIQUID]
Insert the cleaning cartridge indicated by the flashing
number. This message appears at times such as during
head cleaning.
[REMOVE SOLCL-LIQUID]
Remove the cleaning cartridge indicated by the flashing number. This message appears at times such as
during head cleaning.
[SET CARTRIDGE.]
Insert the ink cartridge indicated by the flashing
number. This message appears at times such as during
cartridge replacement.
[END OF THE SHEET]
The trailing edge of the media was detected during
operation. Press any button on the operation panel
to clear the message. Load new media.
[SHEET NOT LOADED PRESS SETUP KEY]
Load media and press
. This message appears
when an attempt to perform a printing test was made
while no media was loaded.
Close the front cover.
For safety, the carriage does not operate while a cover
is open.
[SET HEAD HEIGHT TO xxx]
The height of the print heads is lower than the height
specified on the computer.
The heads move to a location where you can operate
the height-adjustment lever. Adjust to the displayed
height, then press
.
[REMOVE MEDIA CLAMPS]
This appears if
is pressed while the media
clamps are attached. Remove the media clamp and
press
.
[TIME FOR MAINTENANCE]
It is time to clean the heads using the cleaning kit.
After verifying, press
.
 P. 74, "Cleaning the Heads Using the Cleaning Kit"
[TIME FOR WIPER REPLACE]
It is time to replace the wipers. After verifying, press
.
 P. 78, "Replacing the Wipers"
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7-8 If an Error Message Appears
This describes the error messages that may
appear on the machine's display, and how
to take action to remedy the problem. If the
action described here does not correct the
problem, or if an error message not described
here appears, contact your authorized Roland
DG Corp. dealer.
[ALIGN POINT POSITION INVALID]
An attempt was made to set an align point
at a location where the setting cannot be
made.
No align point can be set when the angle of the base
point and the align point is too large.
Reload the media correctly, so that the angle is
minimized, then set the base point and the align point
again to match the crop marks.
 P. 55, "Performing Cutting with Automatic Crop-mark
Detection"
[OPTION-DRYER IS NOT CONNECTED]
When the drying-heater unit is not connected to the
printer, [OPTION DRYER] is set to "ENABLE." Switch the
sub power and main power off, and then connect the
drying-heater unit to the printer.
[HEATING TIMEOUT CONTINUE?]
The media heating system did not reach the
preset temperature.
This occurs because the temperature of the location
where the machine is installed is too low. We recommend raising the temperature. To quit printing, hold
down
for one second or longer. To continue
waiting for the temperature to rise, press
. To
start printing immediately, press
.
[CARRIAGES ARE SEPARATED]
The cutting carriage and the printing carriage
were improperly disconnected.
A problem such as a media jam occurred, impeding
correct operation. Operation cannot be continued.
Switch the sub power off, then back on.
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[CAN'T PRINT CROP CONTINUE?]
The size of the data including the crop marks
is larger than the printing or cutting area of
the loaded media.
To continue performing output without correcting
this, press
. At this time, the portion extending beyond the printing or cutting area and the crop
marks are not printed. To stop output, stop sending
data from the computer, then raise the loading lever.
Make the printing or cutting area wider, such as by
replacing the media with a larger piece of media or
by changing the positions of the pinch rollers, then
send the data again.
The size of the data being output is too small.
Make the scanning-direction size of the data at least
65 mm (2-9/16 in).
To continue performing output without correcting
this, press
. At this time, the data is output
without printing the crop marks. To stop output, stop
sending data from the computer, then hold down
for one second or longer. Change the size
of the data, then send the data again. There is no
limitation in the size of the data in the media-feed
direction.
[CROPMARK ERROR NOT FOUND]
Automatic detection of crop marks could not
be accomplished.
Load the media at the correct position and perform
detection of crop marks again. Depending on the
media, it may not be possible to detect crop marks
automatically. If repeating automatic crop-mark detection results in an error again, then perform manual
crop-mark detection.
 P. 56, "Aligning Manually and Cutting"
[TEMPERATURE IS TOO HIGH **°C]
The temperature of the location where the
machine is installed has risen above the
ambient temperature at which the machine
can operate.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub
power. The displayed temperature is the current ambi-
7-8 If an Error Message Apperars
ent temperature of the installation location. Bring the
installed location to a temperature at which operation
is possible (15 to 32°C) and allow the machine to come
to room temperature, then turn on the power.
[SERVICE CALL xxxx]
An unrecoverable error occurred, or part
replacement that must be performed by a
service technician is required.
Note the number displayed, then switch off the sub
power. After you switch off the power, inform your
authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer of the number
that appeared on the display.
[SHEET TOO SMALL CONTINUE?]
The size of the data is larger than the printing
or cutting area of the loaded media.
To continue performing output without correcting
this, press
. At this time, the portion extending beyond the printing or cutting area is not output.
To stop output, stop sending data from the computer,
then hold down
for one second or longer.
Make the printing or cutting area wider, such as by
replacing the media with a larger piece of media or
by changing the positions of the pinch rollers, then
send the data again.
[SHEET SET ERROR SET AGAIN]
was pressed even though no media
is loaded.
Press any key to clear the error. Load media and pull
back the loading lever, then press
.
[EDGE DETECTION] is set to "ENABLE," but
transparent media was loaded.
Raise the loading lever, set the [EDGE DETECTION]
menu item to "DISABLE," then reload the media.
 P. 94, "Using Transparent Media"
The loaded media is too small.
Press any key to clear the error. Replace with media
of usable size.
[HEAD HEIGHT ERROR]
The height-adjustment lever for the print
heads was operated improperly.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch the sub power
off, then back on. To change the head height, use the
[HEAD HEIGHT] menu.
 P. 93, "Adjusting Head Height to Match Media Thickness"
[TEMPERATURE IS TOO LOW **°C]
The temperature of the location where the
machine is installed has fallen below the
ambient temperature at which the machine
can operate.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub
power. The displayed temperature is the current ambient temperature of the installation location. Bring the
installed location to a temperature at which operation
is possible (15 to 32°C) and allow the machine to come
to room temperature, then turn on the power.
[DATA ERROR CANCELING...]
Output was stopped because a problem was
found in the data received.
Operation cannot be continued. Check whether the
data contains errors. Also, check for a problem with
the connector cable or the computer, and redo the
operation from the step of loading the media.
[PINCHROLL ERROR LOWER PINCHROLL]
was pressed without first lowering
the pinch rollers.
Press any key to clear the error. Pull back the loading
lever, then press
.
The pinch rollers were raised while
was illuminated.
The error is cleared automatically after a short wait.
Never move the loading lever while printing is in
progress.
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[PINCHROLL ERROR INVALID RIGHT POS]
The right pinch roller is positioned at a location where it does not pinch the media.
Raise the loading lever and move the right pinch roller
to the correct location.
 P. 32, "Loading and Cutting Off Media"
[PINCHROLL ERROR INVALID LEFT POS]
The left pinch roller is positioned at a location where it does not pinch the media.
Raise the loading lever and move the left pinch roller
to the correct location.
 P. 32, "Loading and Cutting Off Media"
[WRONG CARTRIDGE]
A cartridge that cannot be used was installed.
Remove the cartridge to clear the error. Use a cartridge
of the specified type.
[AVOIDING DRY-UP TURN OFF POWER]
The print heads were forced to standby position to prevent them from drying out.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch the sub power
off, then back on. Opening the front cover while printing is in progress causes an emergency stop. Never
allow the print heads to remain in this state.
[MOTOR ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
A motor error occurred.
Operation cannot be continued. Switch off the sub
power. Next, eliminate the cause of the error, then immediately switch on the sub power. If the machine is
allowed to stand with the error uncorrected, the print
heads may dry out and become damaged.
This error may be caused by such factors as a mistake
in loading the media, a media jam, or an operation
that pulls the media with excessive force.
The media has jammed.
Carefully remove the jammed media. The print heads
may also be damaged. Perform head cleaning, then
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perform a printing test and check the results.
The media was pulled with excessive force.
Excessive tension was applied to the media, and additional action is necessary to recover from this state.
First, move the loading lever to the rear and adjust the
media to create a small amount of slack, then switch
on the sub power.
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8-1 Usable Media
Conditions for Usable Media
Media width
10-1/4 to 54 inches (260 to 1,371 mm)
A
B
A) Cuttable media thickness
0.08 to 0.22 mm (3.2 to 8.6 mil)
(depending on media composition)
D
B) Maximum media thickness (including backing paper)
Printing only: 1.0 mm (39 mil)
When performing cutting: 0.4 mm (15 mil)
C
C) Roll outer diameter
180 mm
D) Paper tube (core) inner diameter
50.8 mm or 76.2 mm (2 inches or 3 inches)
Roll weight
30 kg (66 lb.)
Other conditions
Media such as the following cannot be used.
 Media whose end is attached to the paper tube (core)
 Media which is severely warped or which has a strong tendency to reroll
 Media that cannot withstand the heat of the media heating system
 Media that cannot withstand the tensioning of the media take-up or feed system
 Media whose paper tube (core) is bent or crushed
 Media that bends under its own weight when loaded
This machine cannot necessarily print every kind of media. When selecting media, be sure to carry out
testing in advance to make sure that satisfactory printing quality is obtained.
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8-1 Usable Media
Acceptable Media Width
260 to 1,371 mm (10-1/4 to 54 in.)
Approx. 260 mm (10-1/4 in.)
Media
Approx. 410 mm (16-1/8 in.)
Approx. 405 mm (15-15/16 in.)
Approx. 605 mm (23-13/16 in.)
Approx. 605 mm (23-13/16 in.)
Approx. 805 mm (31-11/16 in.)
Approx. 830 mm (32-11/16 in.)
Approx. 1,030 mm (40-9/16 in.)
Approx. 1,000 mm (39-3/8 in.)
Approx. 1,200 mm (47-1/4 in.)
Approx. 1,171 mm (46-1/8 in.)
Approx. 1,371 mm (54 in.)
Grit roller
Pinch roller (left)
Pinch roller (right)
Important
Make sure the pinch rollers are positioned above the grit rollers.
Use the middle pinch rollers as required. Position the middle pinch rollers so as to form equally spaced
intervals along the width of the media.
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8-2 Printing or Cutting Area
Maximum Area
The printing or cutting area along the horizontal plane (the direction in which the carriage moves) is
determined by the position of the pinch rollers.
Media
90 mm
(3-9/16 in.)
Max. 1,346 mm
(53 in.)
Max. 24,998 mm
(984-1/8 in.)
10 mm 1.5 mm
Pinch roller
(7/16 in.) (1/6 in.)
(left)
Printing or cutting area
1.5 mm 10 mm
(1/6 in.) (7/16 in.) Pinch roller
(right)
75 mm(3 in.)
75 mm(3 in.)
If "EDGE" or "PIECE" is selected in the [SETUP SHEET] menu.
Origin point for
printing or cutting
coordinates (0,0)
If "EDGE" or
"PIECE" is selected
in the [SETUP
SHEET] menu.
Maximum Area When Using Crop Marks
When crop marks are used, the printing or cutting area is reduced from the maximum area by an amount
equal to the crop marks.
12.5 mm
(1/2 in.)
10 mm
(7/16 in.)
12.5 mm
(1/2 in.)
10 mm
(7/16 in.)
Printing or cutting area
10 mm
(7/16 in.)
12.5 mm
(1/2 in.)
10 mm
(7/16 in.)
12.5 mm
(1/2 in.)
Maximum area
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Crop mark
8-2 Printing or Cutting Area
Media-cutoff Location During Continuous Printing
When a media-cutoff command is sent from the computer, the cutoff location on the media is as shown
in the figure below.
Second page
75 mm
Location where
separated
Margin
(setting on the computer)
First page
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8-3 About the Blade
The cutting conditions and the service life of the blade change according to the media and the operating environment, even when using identical blades. The service life also differs according to the type
of blade. A rough guide is shown below.
Blade
Media
Blade force
Amount of
blade offset
Blade life*
(general guide)
ZEC-U1005
General signage vinyl
50 to 150 gf
0.25 mm
8000 m
ZEC-U5025
General signage vinyl
Fluorescent vinyl
Reflective vinyl
30 to 100 gf
120 to 200 gf
100 to 200 gf
0.25 mm
0.25 mm
0.25 mm
4000 m
4000 m
4000 m
When uncut areas remain even when the blade force is increased to a value that is higher by 50 to 60
gf than the values shown in this chart, then replace the blade.
*The values for "Blade life" are estimates for when cutting media of identical type.
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8-4 Locations of the Power Rating and Serial Number Labels
Serial Number
This is required when you seek maintenance,
servicing, or support. Never peel off the label or
let it get dirty.
Power Rating
Use an electrical outlet that meets the requirements for voltage, frequency, and amperage
given here.
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8-5 Specifications
XC-540
Printing/cutting method
Acceptable media widths
Printing/cutting width (*1)
Ink cartridges
Types
Color
Printing resolution (printing-dot
resolution)
Acceptable tool
Cutting speed
Blade force
Blade offset compensation
Software resolution (when cutting)
XC-540MT
Piezo ink-jet method/media-moving method
260 to 1,371 mm (10-1/14 to 54 in.)
Maximum 1,346 mm (53 in.)
ECO SOL MAX 220- ECO SOL MAX 220-cc cartridge /
cc cartridge / 440-cc 440-cc cartridge(Only cyan, magenta,
cartridge
yellow, and black are available for the
440-cc cartridges.)
Six colors (cyan, ma- Six colors (cyan, magenta, yellow,
genta, yellow, black, black, metallic silver, white)
light cyan, light magenta) or Four colors
(cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
Maximum 1,440 dpi
Special blade for CAMM-1 series
10 to 600 mm/s (10 to 300 mm/s in media-feed direction)
30 to 300 gf
0.000 to 1.500 mm (0 to 0.0591 in.)
0.025 mm/step (0.000984 in./step)
Distance accuracy (when printing) (*2) (*3)
Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm,
whichever is greater
Distance accuracy (when cutting) (*3)
Error of less than ±0.4% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm,
whichever is greater
When distance correction has been performed (when the setting for [CUTTING MENU] - [CALIBRATION] has been made):
Error of less than ±0.2% of distance traveled, or ±0.1 mm,
whichever is greater
±0.1 mm or less
Repetition accuracy (when cutting) (*3) (*4)
Alignment accuracy for printing
and cutting (*3) (*5)
Alignment accuracy for printing
and cutting when reloading media
(*3) (*6)
Dryer unit (*7)
Ink-fixing device (*7)
Take-up system
Roll outer diameter all-owing take-up
Weight allowing take-up
Interface
Power-saving function
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±0.5 mm or less
Error of less than ±0.5% of distance traveled, or ±3 mm, whichever is greater
Heating type, setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to
55°C (86 to 130°F)
Print heater / preheater, setting range for the preset temperature: 30 to 50°C (86 to 122°F)
Maximum 180 mm
Maximum 30 kg
Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, automatic switching)
Automatic sleep feature
8-5 Specifications
Power supply
Power consumption
Acoustic noise
level
Vo l t a g e a n d
frequency
Required power capacity
During operation
Sleep mode
During operation
During standby
Dimensions (with stand)
Weight (with stand)
Environment
Power on (*8)
Power off
Included items
AC 100 to 120 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz or AC 220 to 240 V ±10%,
50/60 Hz
13 A (100 to 120 V) or 7 A (220 to 240 V)
Approx. 1,600 W
Approx. 47 W
64 dB (A) or less
45 dB (A) or less
2694 (W) x 1103 (D) x 1260 (H) mm (106-1/8 (W) x 43-7/16 (D)
x 49-5/8 (H) in.)
197 kg (434.3 lb.)
Temperature: 15 to 32ºC (59 to 90ºF) (20ºC [68ºF] or more recommended), relative humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Temperature: 5 to 40˚C (41 to 104˚F), relative humidity: 20 to
80% (no condensation)
Exclusive stands, power cord, blade, blade holder, media clamps,
replacement blade for separating knife, cleaning kit, software
RIP, User's Manual, etc.
*1
The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program or driver.
*2
 With Roland PET film, print travel: 1 m
 Temperature: 25°C (77°F), relative humidity: 50%
*3
Not assured when the print heater or dryer is used.
*4
The following conditions must be met:
 Media type: Media specified by Roland DG Corp.
 Roll media must be loaded on the shaft.
 [PREFEED] menu item must be set to "ENABLE."
 Side margins: 25 mm or more for both the left and right margins
 Front margin: 35 mm or more
 Excluding expansion/contraction of the media
Range for assured repetition accuracy
 For media with a width exceeding 610 mm: Length 4,000 mm
 For media with a width of 610 mm or less: Length 8,000 mm
*5
 Provided that media length is under 3,000 mm
 Temperature: 25°C (77°F)
 Excluding possible shift caused by expansion/contraction of the media and/or by reloading the
media.
*6
 Media type : Roland PET film
 Data size: 1,000 mm in the media-feed direction, 1,346 mm in the carriage-movement direction.
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No lamination
Automatic detection of crop marks at 4 points when media is reloaded.
During cutting, [PREFEED] menu item must be set to "ENABLE."
Temperature: 25°C (77°F)
Excludes the effects of slanted movement and of expansion and contraction of the media.
*7
Warm-up is required after powerup. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating
environment.
Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the preset temperature may fail to be
reached.
*8
Operating environment
Use in an operating
environment within
this range.
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