Ricoh Pro C9210 Cut Sheet Guide

Ricoh Pro C9210 Cut Sheet Guide
Auto Color
Diagnosis Guide
Using the Auto Color Diagnosis Function
For safe and correct use, be sure to read Safety Information before
using the machine.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Using the Auto Color Diagnosis Function
Introduction......................................................................................................................................................... 3
Disclaimer........................................................................................................................................................3
Notes............................................................................................................................................................... 3
About the Auto Color Diagnosis Function.........................................................................................................4
Generating Paper Properties (When Using Fiery)........................................................................................... 6
Using the "ACD Property" Screen................................................................................................................. 6
Generating Paper Properties.........................................................................................................................8
Printing Diagnostic Marks........................................................................................................................... 10
Generating Paper Properties (When Using TotalFlow).................................................................................13
Using the "Paper" Screen............................................................................................................................ 13
Generating Paper Properties...................................................................................................................... 15
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................17
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Function
Introduction
Disclaimer
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Make sure that you always copy or have backups of important documents or data. Documents or data
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Notes
Contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice.
Some illustrations in this manual might be slightly different from the machine.
In no event will the manufacturer be responsible for any documents created by you using this product or
any results from the data executed by you.
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About the Auto Color Diagnosis Function
This section explains the Auto Color Diagnosis function, which is one of the functions of the Auto Color
Diagnosis Unit.
This function uses the in-line sensor to scan the printed colors while a continuous print run is in progress,
and suppresses color deviation without stopping the machine.
Master image
Scanned image
Extract reference
color information
Check color deviation
Decide the adjustment
method based on the
paper properties
Tone Correction
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Monitoring and Adjusting Colors Automatically
To suppress color deviation during a continuous print run, the machine compares the recently
printed colors to the colors initially printed at the beginning of the print run, and adjusts the colors
automatically.
• You cannot enable or disable the Auto Color Diagnosis function individually for each print
job.
• You need a sufficient number of measurement points in the image to be printed for the function
to be effective.
Generating and Registering Paper Properties
To adjust colors correctly, generate paper properties for each paper type. When generated, this
information is stored in the machine's data storage. The machine reads the properties of the paper
used for printing from the storage and adjusts colors according to the information.
Supported Paper
The paper supported by the Auto Color Diagnosis function is as follows:
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Paper attributes
Requirements
Paper size
279 mm (11 inches) vertically or more × 420-700 mm (16.6-27.6 inches)
horizontally (including custom and banner paper)
Paper weight
Paper weight "3" or greater
Paper type
Plain paper, recycled paper, high gloss paper, gloss paper, matte paper, or
synthetic paper
Paper color
White
• You cannot use the Auto Color Diagnosis function when printing on a sheet of paper that has been
manually selected instead of selected from the media catalog.
• If Color Controller E-46 or E-86 is attached, the following types of paper are also supported:
paper with a vertical dimension of 210 mm or more and a horizontal dimension of 279 to 700
mm; paper with a vertical dimension of 279 mm or more and a horizontal dimension of 210 to
700 mm; and paper of paper weight 2 or less.
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Generating Paper Properties (When Using
Fiery)
To use the Auto Color Diagnosis function, print the color chart and generate paper properties for each
paper type. When generated, this information is stored in the machine's data storage and used for
adjusting colors when printing is performed.
To adjust colors properly, perform calibration before generating paper properties.
• Colors are adjusted using the Auto Color Diagnosis function when printing is performed on the
paper for which paper properties are generated.
• Up to 9 sheets of paper are required to generate paper properties.
• Generate this information again after:
• Changing the information registered in the paper catalog
• Changing the printing speed in the paper settings
• Replacing the Line Sensor
• Changing the maximum density (D-MAX) while performing calibration
Using the "ACD Property" Screen
The "ACD Property" screen displays a list of paper types that can be used on the machine. In the screen,
you can generate paper properties, check the generation status, and specify the accuracy setting of the
information.
Viewing the generation status of paper properties
1. Click [Launch ACD] in the "WebTools" screen.
2. Log in with a user name and password.
When a large number of items is registered in the paper catalog, it may take a few minutes to
display the "ACD Property" screen.
The security warning screen may be displayed in your web browser when you access the
"WebTools" or [Launch ACD] screen.
When the warning screen is displayed, ignore it and continue browsing the web page.
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Generating Paper Properties (When Using Fiery)
3. Check the generation status of paper properties in the "ACD Property" screen.
In the screen, you can view the information below. To check whether the Auto Color Diagnosis
function is enabled, check the [ACD status] field.
Display item
Description
Name
Registered paper name
Weight (gsm)
Paper weight
Paper size
Paper size (standard/inch/mm)
Tray
Number of the tray where the paper is currently loaded
ACD status
Disabled
Paper properties are not generated.
Enabled
Paper properties are generated.
Not Applicable
Because the Auto Color Diagnosis
function does not support paper types,
paper properties cannot be generated.
ACD last updated
The last registration time of paper properties
Specifying generation accuracies for paper properties
You can specify generation accuracies for paper properties from High Accuracy or Standard. You
cannot modify this information after it is generated. Specify settings before generating the information.
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1. Click [Settings] in the top right corner of the "ACD Property" screen.
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2. Select the accuracy (High accuracy/Standard) of paper properties, and then click [OK].
The number of color charts to be printed is 5 for "Standard" and 9 for "High accuracy".
Generating Paper Properties
To generate paper properties, select the paper in the "ACD Property" screen.
• Specify the generation accuracy by following the procedure described in page 7 "Specifying
generation accuracies for paper properties" before generating paper properties.
1. Load sheets of paper in the tray, and select the tray from the media catalog.
When generating paper properties, depending on the precision of the selected paper properties,
the machine prints color charts on 5 sheets of paper (for "Standard") or on 9 sheets (for "High
accuracy"). Load paper for printing charts in the paper tray.
2. Perform calibration.
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Generating Paper Properties (When Using Fiery)
3. Select the [Generate ACD Data after calibration] check box in the measurement result
screen, and then click [Apply & Close].
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The setting of the [Generate ACD Data after calibration] check box is effective even when you
perform calibration on paper that is not supported in the ACD function. Clear the check box when it
is selected.
4. On the login screen that appears, log in with the user name and password.
When a large number of items is registered in the paper catalog, it may take a few minutes to
display the "ACD Property" screen.
When the "ACD Property" screen is not displayed, click [Launch ACD] in the "WebTools" screen.
The security warning screen may be displayed in your web browser when you access the
"WebTools" or [Launch ACD] screen.
When the warning screen is displayed, ignore it and continue browsing the web page.
5. In the "ACD Property" screen, select the paper loaded in Step 1.
6. Click the [Generate ACD Property] button.
• A confirmation screen prompting you to perform calibration may be displayed. To proceed to
generate paper properties, click the [Generate ACD Property] button again.
• The color charts are printed, and paper properties are generated.
7. Confirm the generation result the information, and then click [OK].
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8. Check that paper properties have been successfully generated on the "ACD Property"
screen.
Also, check that the [ACD status] field of the paper to generate paper properties is set to [Enabled].
• To continue generating paper properties, select a sheet of paper with the [ACD status] field set to
[Disabled], and then click [Generate ACD Property] in the bottom right corner of the screen.
• The status and generation date of an ACD property are included automatically in the exported,
imported, backed up, or restored data when performing the following operations:
• Exporting or importing the paper catalog of Fiery Command WorkStation using the export/
import function
• Backing up or restoring the paper catalog using the backup/restore function of the server
Printing Diagnostic Marks
You can print groups of color patches called diagnostic marks aligned parallel to the feeding direction
in the left and right margins of the paper when all of the conditions listed below are fulfilled. Diagnostic
marks aid the Auto Color Diagnosis function when the number of colors contained on the printed page is
insufficient.
• The length of the paper is longer than 420 mm (16.6 inches), and the width is wider than 100 mm
(4.0 inches)
• The color mode of the job is set to 4-color (CMYK)
• Only one paper type is specified in the job
• If the number of colors used on each page differs, diagnostic marks are printed on the page that
has three or more color separations used for 4-color-printing. The diagnostic marks are not printed
if the page is in black and white.
• Diagnostic marks are superimposed on the printed image. Use the function on a job that you are
cutting off the marks afterward.
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Generating Paper Properties (When Using Fiery)
1. Display the job properties in Fiery Command WorkStation, and select the [ACD color bar]
check box.
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2. View the preview image to check that the diagnostic marks do not overlap on the
finishing page.
In Fiery Command WorkStation, generate preview images by selecting [Process and Hold].
3. Print the job.
The diagnostic marks are printed.
Print size and location of diagnostic marks
Two diagnostic marks of the same pattern are printed in the right and left margins.
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Diagnostic mark attributes
Distance from the right or left
paper edge
Description
When paper width is 323 mm (12.8 inches) or more:
• (paper width - 323 mm) / 2 + 2 mm
• (paper width - 12.8 inches) / 2 + 0.1 inches
When paper width is 323 mm (12.8 inches) or less: 2 mm (0.1
inches)
When paper width is 323 mm or more: (paper width-323) / 2 + 2
mm
When paper width is 323 mm or less: 2 mm
Distance between the upper
and lower diagnostic marks
11.4 mm (0.5 inches)
Diagnostic mark size
5.2 × 146 mm (0.3 × 5.8 inches)
• The overall size of the diagnostic mark is 5.2 mm × 78 mm (0.3
× 3.1 inches), including the size of the blank spaces on the top
and bottom sides of the diagnostic mark.
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Generating Paper Properties (When Using TotalFlow)
Generating Paper Properties (When Using
TotalFlow)
To use the Auto Color Diagnosis function, print the color chart and generate paper properties for each
paper type. When generated, this information is stored in the machine's data storage and used for
adjusting colors when printing is performed.
To adjust colors properly, perform calibration before generating paper properties.
• Colors are adjusted using the Auto Color Diagnosis function when printing is performed on the
paper for which paper properties are generated.
• Up to 9 sheets of paper are required to generate paper properties.
• Generate this information again after:
• Changing the information registered in the paper catalog
• Changing the printing speed in the paper settings
• Replacing the Line Sensor
Using the "Paper" Screen
The "Paper" screen displays a list of paper types that can be used on the machine. In the screen, you can
generate paper properties, check the generation status, and specify the accuracy setting of the
information.
Viewing the generation status of paper properties
1. Click [Configuration] in the "TotalFlow" screen.
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2. Click [Paper] to confirm the generation status and other information about paper
properties in the "Paper" screen.
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In the screen, you can view the information below. To check whether the paper properties are
generated and the Auto Color Diagnosis function is enabled, scroll down the right side column and
check the [ACD] field.
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Display item
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Description
Name
Registered paper name
Tray name
Number of the tray where the paper is currently loaded
Size
Paper size (standard/inch/mm)
Weight
Paper weight
Color
Paper color
Type
Paper type
Generating Paper Properties (When Using TotalFlow)
Display item
ACD
Description
Disabled
Paper properties are not generated.
Enabled
Paper properties are generated.
-
Because the Auto Color Diagnosis
function does not support paper types,
paper properties cannot be generated.
Accuracy
The accuracy of paper properties
Date
The last registration date and time of paper properties
• You can also view the generation status of paper properties in the screen shown below.
1. Click [Jobs] in the "TotalFlow" screen.
2. Click [
] in the [Input Trays] column at the bottom right of the screen, and click
[Manage Columns].
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3. Select the [ACD] check box in the "Manage Columns" screen, and then click [OK].
Check the [ACD] field in the [Input Trays] column.
Generating Paper Properties
To generate paper properties, select the paper in the "Paper" screen.
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1. Load sheets of paper in the tray, and select the tray from the media catalog.
When generating paper properties, depending on the precision of the selected paper properties,
the machine prints color charts on 5 sheets of paper (for "Standard") or on 9 sheets (for "High
accuracy"). Load paper for printing charts in the paper tray.
2. Click the [Configuration] tab, and then click [Paper].
3. In the "Paper" screen, select the paper loaded in Step 1.
4. Click the [ACD Property].
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5. Click [Generate] in the "ACD Property" screen.
6. In the "Generate ACD Property" screen, select the accuracy (High accuracy/Standard),
and then click [OK].
The color charts are printed, and paper properties are generated.
The number of color charts to be printed is 5 for "Standard" and 9 for "High accuracy".
7. Click [CLOSE] in the "ACD Property Available" screen.
8. Check that paper properties have been successfully generated on the "Paper" screen.
Also, check that the [ACD] field of the paper to generate paper properties is set to [Enabled].
• To continue generating paper properties, select a sheet of paper with the [ACD] field set to
[Disabled], and then click [ACD Property] in the screen.
• The status and generation date of an ACD property are included automatically in the backed up or
restored data when performing the following operation:
• Backing up or restoring the paper information using the backup/restore function under "Disk
Operations" on the "Configuration" tab in the "TotalFlow" screen
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Paper properties failed to be generated
Because of a paper jam or stains on the paper, paper properties may not be generated. Remove
the jammed paper and resolve the cause of jammed paper and staining, and then generate paper
properties again.
The status and generation date of an ACD property cannot be restored
If a malfunction occurs on the ACD unit in the machine, the status and creation date of the ACD
property that have been backed up prior to the malfunction cannot be restored. Generate the ACD
property again.
The generation or accuracy setting screen of paper characteristics information is not
displayed, or the generation result is not applied (When Using Fiery)
The "ACD Property" screen may not be properly updated depending on the connection status with
the server. If this is the case, reload the page.
The "ACD Property" screen may not be properly updated when additional screens are displayed.
Close all screens except the "ACD Property" screen, and reload the page.
Diagnostic marks are not printed (When Using Fiery)
Diagnostic marks are not printed when any of the following conditions are met:
• The paper length is less than 420 mm (16.6 inches) or the width is less than 100 mm (4.0
inches)
• The number of colors used in the page is less than three
The diagnostic mark is superimposed over images or text in the document (When Using Fiery)
Display preview images on the "Job Properties" screen, check that the diagnostic marks do not
overlap on the document, and then print the document. For details about the diagnostic mark
location, see page 11 "Print size and location of diagnostic marks".
Colors are unstable
Perform the following procedure to check if the Automatic Color Diagnosis function is enabled:
1. Press the [Home] (
) icon at the center bottom of the screen.
2. Press the [User Tools] (
) icon on the Home screen.
3. Press [Machine Features].
4. Press [System Settings].
5. Select the [Administrator Settings] tab.
6. Press [ Next] until [Auto Color Diagnosis Unit Setting] is displayed.
7. Press [Auto Color Diagnosis Unit Setting].
8. Check that all the setting items are set to [Active].
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