1 - Sony

2-638-113-31 (1)

Color Video Printer

Instructions for Use

UP-55MD

© 2005 Sony Corporation

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Owner's Record

The model and serial numbers are located at the rear.

Record these numbers in the space provided below.

Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your

Sony dealer regarding this product.

Model No. ____________________

Serial No. ____________________

WARNING

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

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

THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.

For the customers in Canada

This unit has been certified according to Standard CSA

C22.2 No.601.1.

For the customers in the U.S.A and

Canada

Model UP-55MD is Non-Patient Equipment.

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

* Patient Vicinity

R1.83m

(6 feet)

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

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

For the customers in the U.S.A.

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

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

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

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

Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.

Important safeguards/notices for use in the medical environments

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

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

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

IEC60601-1.

* Patient Area

R1.5m

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

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

Consult your dealer. (According to standard

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

Caution

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

Warning on power connection

Use a proper power cord for your local power supply.

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

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

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

Connector /Plug conforming to the proper ratings

(Voltage, Ampere).

Warning on power connection for medical use

Please use the following power supply cord.

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

Plug Type

Female end

Cord type

United States

HOSPITAL GRADE*

E62405, E35708

E159216, E35496

Min.Type SJT

Min.18 AWG

Canada

HOSPITAL GRADE*

LR53182, LL022442,

LL088408

LL112007-1, LL20262,

LL32121, LL84494

Min.Type SJT

Min.18AWG

10A/125V Minimum cord set rating

Safety approval

10A/125V

UL Listed CSA

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

Caution

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacture.

Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacture’s instructions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

System Overview ................................................... 5

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

Front Panel ......................................................... 5

Rear Panel .......................................................... 7

Monitor Display ................................................. 7

Preparation

Supplied Accessories ............................................. 9

Connections ............................................................ 9

Connecting Video Equipment .......................... 10

Connecting the Video Monitor ......................... 11

Making Connections to Enable Remote Control .

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Before Printing .................................................... 12

Loading an Ink Ribbon Cartridge .................... 12

Inserting the Paper Tray/Loading Paper ........... 15

Selecting the Input Signal ................................ 17

Setting Date and Time ...................................... 18

Operation

Making Full-Size Image Printouts ..................... 20

Making Printouts with the Desired User Set

Number ........................................................... 22

Making Multiple Copies of Identical Printouts 24

Capturing Another Image While Printing ........ 26

Making Variations of Printouts .......................... 27

Selecting the Memory Mode ............................ 27

Selecting a Memory Page ................................. 28

Making a Printout of Multiple Different Reduced

Images ................................................................... 29

Making Printouts With Date or a Caption ....... 34

Making Printouts With a Caption ..................... 34

Entering a Caption ........................................... 35

Making Printouts with a Date .......................... 38

Deleting Images Stored in Memory ................... 39

Setting the Function of the CLEAR Button ..... 39

Deleting Images Stored in Memory ................. 39

Erasing the Screen Display on the Video Monitor

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Storing Image Data on a USB Flash Memory

Device .................................................................... 42

Storing Image Data on a USB Flash Memory

Device ............................................................ 42

Selecting the Printer Operation When the USB

Flash Memory Device Becomes Full ............. 43

Making Printouts with File Names .................. 44

Adjustment

Functions That Can be Set on Menus ................45

Menu Tree .............................................................46

Basic Menu Operations .......................................47

Adjusting the Color and Picture Quality ...........50

Compensating for the Input Signals .................50

Matching the Video Monitor Color to the Printer

Color ...............................................................50

Adjusting the Printout Color .............................51

When a Black Frame or Lines Show up on the

Printouts ..........................................................54

Fitting the Printout to the Paper ........................55

Adjusting the Color Balance .............................55

Making Various Settings .....................................58

Assigning Functions to the Remote Control Unit

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Adjusting the Brightness of the Printer Window

Display ............................................................60

Selecting Whether the Operation and Error Tones

Sound ..............................................................60

Setting the Baud Rate .......................................60

Displaying the Remaining Amount of the Ink

Ribbon ............................................................60

Registering a User Set ......................................60

Miscellaneous

Precaution .............................................................62

Safety ................................................................62

Installation ........................................................62

Before Transporting the Printer ........................62

Cleaning ............................................................62

Ink Ribbon and Paper .........................................63

Specifications ........................................................63

Error/Warning Messages ....................................65

Error Messages .................................................65

Warning Messages ............................................66

Troubleshooting ....................................................67

If Damage is Suspected ....................................67

If the Paper Jams .................................................68

Index ......................................................................71

Introduction

System Overview

The UP-55MD is a color video printer that quickly and easily reproduces images from video equipment such as a VTR.

The UP-55MD has the following features:

• High picture quality and high print resolution

The printer allows you to print out high resolution images in full color (with 256 shades per color, a total of more than 16,700,000 colors in all) in high resolution print mode (approximately 379 dpi).

• Menu settings to meet your printer’s specifications

By changing the menu settings for the printer, you can make various types of printouts. You can also add a caption to the printout. You can carry out ordinary printer operations using the buttons on your printer and you can set up the printer interactively by choosing settings from displayed menus.

• USB host port

The printer is equipped with a USB host port so that you can store image data captured in the printer in the

USB flash memory in the JPEG (Joint Photographic

Experts Group) format. You can see the image data captured using a personal computer.

Location and Function of Parts and Controls

For details, refer to the pages given in parentheses.

Front Panel

A PRINT indicator

Lights while the printer is printing.

B ALARM indicator (65)

Lights in orange when the ink ribbon or paper is exhausted, the paper jams, or another problem occurs.

C Printer window display

Displays messages that also appear along the bottom edge of the monitor screen. The printer window display has a narrower display range and shows only a limited number of characters. Also displays the menu screen line at which the cursor is positioned. If an error occurs, a corresponding error message is displayed.

The contrast of the printer window display can be adjusted on the SYSTEM SETUP menu.

(“Adjusting the Brightness of the Printer Window

Display” on page 60.)

D Remote sensor (12)

Aim the head of the remote control unit toward this sensor.

E DISPLAY button (22, 41)

When the regular screen is displayed, pressing this button toggles the screen display of messages such as Q1, A, etc., on and off regardless of the setting of

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the DISPLAY item in the OUTPUT SETUP menu.

The setting of DISPLAY in the OUTPUT SETUP menu changes linked with the press of this button.

When the menu is displayed, pressing this button temporarily clears the menu display. While this button is held down, the menu display disappears.

F MENU button

Press this button to display or clear the menus.

G F/f/G/g (Cursor) keys

Use to select a desired item from the menu.

Also, these keys are used to position the cursor

(green pointer) on the regular screen when capturing multiple reduced images.

H CLEAR button (39, 40)

Press this button to clear the images captured in the memory pages. Which images can be cleared with the CLEAR button depends on the setting made with the FUNCTION SETUP menu.

When the clear function of this button is set to OFF, the buzzer sounds if you press the CLEAR button.

I EXEC button

Press this button to execute the values set with the

COLOR ADJUST menu or to load a user set in the

PRINTER SETUP menu and to register the user set in the SYSTEM SETUP menu. Also, this button is used to enter the characters of a caption in the

CAPTION menu.

J LOAD USER button

Press this button to recall a registered user set.

K

MULTI PICTURE button (29)

Press this button to select the desired printout type on the regular screen. When you press this button, the currently selected printout type is displayed for a few seconds. Each time you press this button, the type is switched in the following sequence: 1, 2, 4,

8, 1.... The setting of MULTI PIX on the LAYOUT

SETUP menu changes linked with the press of this button.

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PRINT QTY (quantity) button (24)

Press this button to set the number of copies on the regular screen. You can set any number up to 10.

When you press this button, the currently selected number is displayed for a few seconds. The setting of PRINT QTY on the PRINTER SETUP menu changes linked with the press of this button. You can change the number of copies currently printed even when the printer is printing.

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CAPTURE button

Press this button to capture an image in a memory page.

N

PRINT button

Press this button to make a printout.

O USB host port

Insert the USB flash memory into this port.

Note

Be sure not to insert a USB flash memory manufactured by other manufactures other than

Sony Corporation.

P STOP button (21)

Press this button to stop continuous printing. The printer stops printing after finishing the printing item currently being printed.

Q

SOURCE/MEMORY button

Press this button to select which signal is to be output to the monitor.

The memory image and source image are toggled each time you press this button.

R

MEMORY PAGE button (26, 29, 40)

Press to select the memory page.

S Paper output slot

Printed pages (printouts) are ejected here.

Depending on the curled condition of printouts, the printer may stop printing and display the message

“REMOVE PRINTS.” In such a case, remove the printouts accumulated on the paper tray. The printer will start to print the remaining copies automatically.

T Paper tray (9, 15)

Load paper into this tray.

U ! POWER switch

Press this switch to turn the printer on or off.

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Location and Function of Parts and Controls

Rear Panel

A - AC IN connector (10, 11, 12)

Use a proper power cord for your local power supply (not supplied).

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

B REMOTE 1 connector (special mini jack) (12)

Used to connect an RM-5500 Remote Control Unit

(not supplied) to be used as a wired remote control unit.

C

REMOTE 2 connector (stereo mini jack) (12)

Used to connect a RM-91 Remote Control Unit (not supplied).

D RS-232C connector (12)

Used to connect a computer to control the printer.

For details, contact your nearest Sony dealer.

E Dip switches

Used to set the video signal system to select either

NTSC or PAL video system.

When the dip switch 1 is set to the lower position, the NTSC video system is selected.

When the dip switch 1 is set to the upper position, the PAL video system is selected.

F OUTPUT (RGB/YCbCr/SYNC) connectors (10)

Used to connect the video equipment with RGB/

YCbCr input connectors.

G INPUT (RGB/YCbCr/SYNC) connectors/75

termination ON/OFF switch (10)

INPUT connector: Used to connect the video equipment with RGB/YCbCr output connectors.

75Ω ON/OFF switch: Normally set this switch to

ON. Set it to OFF if the input signal should drop when you connect additional equipment to the video equipment.

H S-VIDEO IN/S-VIDEO OUT (S-video signal

input/S-video signal output) connectors (10, 11)

S-VIDEO IN connector: Used to connect to the video equipment with Y/C separated output connector.

S-VIDEO OUT connector: Used to connect to the video equipment with Y/C separated INPUT connector.

I VIDEO IN/VIDEO OUT connectors (Composite

video signal input/composite video signal output)//75

termination ON/OFF switch (10,

11)

VIDEO IN connector: Used to connect to the video equipment with a composite video signal output connector.

VIDEO OUT connector: Used to connect to the video equipment with a composite video signal input connector.

75Ω ON/OFF switch: Normally set this switch to

ON. Set it to OFF if the input signal should drop when you connect additional equipment to the video equipment.

J

Equipotential ground terminal connector

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

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

Monitor Display

When the printer is connected to the video monitor and you first turn on the printer, the following regular screen message appears.

When the MENU button is pressed, the menu screen displayed.

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For detailed information on the menu screen, see “Menu

Tree” on page 46.

A

Type of printout

Indicates the type of printout.

Full-size image

Two reduced images

Four reduced images

Eight reduced images

A C (caption)/F (file name) display section

C is displayed when the printer is set to print a caption.

F is displayed when the printer is set to print a file name.

B Remaining amount of ink ribbon display section

Displays the remaining amount of ribbon (indicates the number of printouts that can still be made with the ribbon).

C Message display section

Messages are displayed.

Usually messages are displayed on the top line of the screen.

Urgent messages are displayed on the center of the screen.

D S or M (image type) display section

Indicates the type of image being displayed on the monitor screen.

S (Source): The image from the input signal source is displayed on the screen.

M (Memory): The image captured in memory is displayed on the screen.

E Printer operation mode display section

Indicates the printer operation mode (type of printouts such as multiple reduced images).

Position of the cursor:

1st position of four reduced images

When SEPARATE (image with white borders) is set to ON on the LAYOUT SETUP menu, the borders are displayed on the screen.

B

Position of the cursor

Indicates the position where the cursor is currently placed and where an image will be captured.

F Memory page display section

Indicates the currently selected memory page.

While the image in the memory page is being printed, the memory page indication blinks. The memory page whose memory image is queued to be printed blinks.

G Q (print quantity) display

Indicates the number of copies to be printed. This item blinks while the printer is busy.

H Printer setting status display section

The corresponding currently selected status is displayed when either MULTI PICTURE or PRINT

QTY button is pressed.

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Location and Function of Parts and Controls

Preparation

Supplied Accessories

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

Paper tray (1)

Ink ribbon holder (1)

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

CD-ROM (1)

Before Using this Printer (1)

Instructions for Use (1)

Connections

To enable printing, video equipment to act as an input signal source, and a video monitor to display images or menus must be connected.

The following diagrams illustrate how to make the input, output and remote control connections. Use this as a guide when connecting the cables required to transmit signals to and from the equipment to be used for printing.

Notes

• Turn off the power of each device before attempting to make any connections.

• Connect the AC power cord last.

Inserting a battery

You can add a printing date on a printout below the image. Also, when a captured image is stored in a USB flash memory device, a time stamp indicating the time the image was captured is recorded. To make a printout with the correct time and record a correct time stamp, a properly charged lithium battery must be installed in the printer beforehand.

For detailed information on how to set the date and time,

see “Setting Date and Time” on page 18 and for the

information on how to make a printout with a printing

date, see “Making Printouts with a Date” on page 38.

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Open the front door.

Notes

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

• Remove the ink ribbon cartridge and paper tray when transporting the printer.

Supplied Accessories / Connections

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2

Remove the battery cover.

3

Install the lithium battery.

Face the + side up.

Connecting Video Equipment

Connect the video equipment providing the video images to be printed.

Connect the video equipment which will be used in actual printing, using the following diagram as a guide.

Before connecting the video equipment, see “Important safeguards/notices for use in the medical environments” on page 2.

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Replace the battery cover as it was, and close the front panel.

Notes on the lithium battery

• A button type lithium battery (CR2025) (not supplied) is required. Do not use batteries other than the

CR2025.

• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.

• Should the battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor.

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Connections

to wall outlet

AC power cord

(not supplied) to AC IN

75-ohm termination switch a)

Dip switch b) monitor which will be used in actual printing, using the following diagram as a guide. to wall outlet

AC power cord

(not supplied) to AC IN

Dip switch a) to VIDEO

INPUT

Connecting cable (with

DIN 4-pin connectors)

75-ohm coaxial cable with BNC connectors to S

VIDEO

INPUT to S VIDEO output connector to RGB/YCbCr/

SYNC c)

INPUT

75-ohm coaxial cable with BNC connectors to RGB/

YCbCr output connectors to composite video output connector

Video equipment a) Two kinds of 75

Ω termination switches are provided, one is for the RGB/YCbCr input and the other is for the composite video signal. Normally set this switch to ON.

Set it to OFF if the level of the input signal drops because the signal is divided to additional video equipment other than the printer.

b) Set the dip switches to match your video signal system.

Set the switch 1 to the lower position to set the video signal system to NTSC. Set the switch 1 to upper position to set the video signal system to PAL. To switch the video signal system, turn the power off once, then change the setting.

Then, turn the power on again. If you change the setting with the power on, this mode will not be switched.

c) When YCbCr signal is input, it is not necessary to connect to the SYNC connector.r.

Connecting the Video Monitor

Connect a video monitor to view captured images and to check those to be printed. Connect a suitable video to VIDEO

OUTPUT

Connecting cable (with

DIN 4-pin connectors)

75-ohm coaxial cable with BNC connectors to S VIDEO

OUTPUT to S VIDEO input connector to RGB/YCbCr/

SYNC OUTPUT

b)

75-ohm coaxial cable with BNC connectors to composite video input connector to RGB/YCbCr input connectors

c)

Video monitor a) Set the dip switches to match your video signal system

Set the switch 1 to the lower position to set the video signal system to NTSC. Set the switch 1 to upper position to set the video signal system to PAL. To switch the video signal system, turn the power off once, then change the setting. If you change the setting with the power on, this mode will not be switched.

b) When connecting the video monitor only to the RGB/

YCbCr/SYNC OUTPUT connector without connecting to SYNC connector, set OUTPUT SYNC in the

OUTPUT SETUP menu to ON.

c) When YCbCr signal is output, it is not necessary to connect to the SYNC connector.

Connections

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Making Connections to Enable

Remote Control

The printer can be controlled remotely by connecting an

RM-5500 Remote Control Unit (not supplied), an RM-

91 Remote Control Unit (not supplied), or a personal computer.

Computer a) to wall outlet

AC power cord (not supplied) to AC IN

RS-232C cable to REMOTE 1

Remote control connecting cable

(supplied with the RM-5500) to RS-232C to REMOTE 2

RM-5500 b)

(not supplied)

RM-91 (not supplied) a) When connecting a personal computer, select the appropriate baud rate from the SYSTEM SETUP menu.

(See “Setting the Baud Rate” on page 60.)

b) You can also use the remote control unit as a wireless unit. In such a case, aim the head of the remote control unit at the remote sensor on the printer. With fresh batteries, the range of the remote control unit is about 3 meters.

Before Printing

Before printing, but after mounting the paper tray on the printer and making the necessary connections (see

“Connections” on page 9), perform the following as

preparation.

• Loading an ink ribbon (See below.)

• Loading paper (See page 15.)

• Selecting the input signal (See page 17.)

• Setting the date and time (See page 18.)

Notes

• Use the ink ribbon and paper contained in the same package as a pair. Before attempting to load an ink ribbon or paper, make sure that the combination of the ink ribbon and paper is compatible.

• When either an ink ribbon or paper has been exhausted, replace both the ink ribbon and paper at the same time.

• Use only ink ribbon and paper designed for use with this printer. Failing to do so is likely to result in

malfunctions. (See“Ink Ribbon and Paper” on page

63.)

Loading an Ink Ribbon Cartridge

To make printouts, an ink ribbon cartridge (an ink ribbon holder which has been loaded with an ink ribbon) and paper must be loaded. This section describes how to set the ink ribbon into the supplied ink ribbon holder and to load the ink ribbon cartridge in the printer.

When you use the printer for the first time, start the operation to load the ink ribbon cartridge from step 4.

Notes

• When you use the printer for the first time, the thermal head may be out of position. Before attempting to load the ink ribbon cartridge, turn on the power under the condition where the front door is closed so that the thermal head is placed at the correct position.

• If a blank sheet of paper is ejected, and the message

“RIBBON END” appears, the ink ribbon has been exhausted. Replace the paper together with the ink ribbon. Do not reuse the ejected blank paper.

• Once an ink ribbon has been completely used up, replace it. An ink ribbon is not reusable.

• Do not rewind the ink ribbon for reuse.

• Do not touch the ink ribbon or place it in a dusty location. Finger prints or dust on the ink ribbon will result in imperfect printing or malfunction of the head.

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Before Printing

1

Open the front door by pulling the front door toward you.

3

Detach the spent ink ribbon from the ink ribbon holder.

Pushing the ink ribbon spool that takes up the ink ribbon in the direction of the arrow, remove the spool from the side with the gray gear.

2

Remove the ink ribbon cartridge.

Pushing the ink ribbon spool that sends the ink ribbon in the direction of the arrow, remove the spool from the side with the white gear.

4

Load the new ink ribbon into the ink ribbon holder.

1

Holding the ink ribbon firmly, remove the gear cover.

Gear cover

If you can not remove the ink ribbon cartridge

The thermal head may be out of position.

In such a case, close the front door, and turn the power off, then back on again. After a while, start the operation from step 1 again.

To avoid dropping the ink ribbon, make sure that you hold it firmly.

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2

Place the ink ribbon with the white gear as illustrated.

1

Press the white gear of the ink ribbon.

Match the color of the gear of the ink ribbon spool and the color of the ink ribbon holder.

If the ribbon is left slack, it may be damaged when the ink ribbon cartridge is inserted into the printer.

Turn the gears in the direction of the arrows until any slack is eliminated and the magenta section of the ink ribbon appears.

2 Press the other side of the ink ribbon until you hear it click into place.

3

Place the ink ribbon with the gray gear in the same way as explained in step 2.

5

Insert the ink ribbon cartridge until it stops.

1 Press the gray gear of the ink ribbon.

2

Press the other side of the ink ribbon until you hear it click into place.

4

Eliminate any slack in the ribbon by turning the gears.

If the ink ribbon cartridge cannot be inserted

In such a case, close the front door, and turn the power off, then back on again. Insert the ink ribbon cartridge again.

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Before Printing

6

Close the front door.

Notes

When handling the ink ribbon:

• Do not rewind the ink ribbon for reuse.

• When handling the ink ribbon, be careful not to touch the surface of the ink ribbon. Dust or finger prints are likely to cause unsatisfactory printing or malfunction of the head.

When storing ink ribbon:

• Avoid placing the ink ribbon in a location subject to:

– high temperatures

– high humidity

– excessive dust

– direct sunlight

• Store a partially used ink ribbon in its original packaging.

If your ink ribbon should tear

Repair the tear with transparent tape. There should be no problem with using the remaining portion of the ribbon.

Transparent tape

Turn the gray gear of the spool that takes up the ink ribbon in the direction of the arrow to remove any slack until the transparent tape cannot be seen.

Inserting the Paper Tray/Loading

Paper

To load paper in the paper tray and insert the paper tray into the printer, follow the procedure below. Be careful not to touch the printing surface of the paper.

When you use the printer for the first time, start the operation to insert the paper tray from step 2.

Notes

• Use only the paper recommended. Failing to do so is likely to result in malfunctions such as paper jams.

(See “Ink Ribbon and Paper” on page 63.)

• When a blank sheet of paper is ejected and the message “RIBBON END” appears, the ink ribbon has been exhausted. Replace the paper together with the ink ribbon. Do not use the ejected blank paper.

• Be careful when removing and inserting the paper tray. If you are not careful, you may drop the printer.

1

Push the paper tray to remove it.

2

Place the paper in the paper tray so that the printing surface faces up with the protection sheet on top.

Notes

• Do not add only the paper. When the paper supply has been exhausted, replace both the ink ribbon and paper at the same time. If you add paper while printing, this may cause the paper jam.

• When handling the paper, do not touch the printing surface. Dust or finger prints are likely to cause unsatisfactory printing or malfunction of the head. Grasp the paper by the printing surface protection sheet.

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

If the paper is curled, it will overflow from the paper tray and paper may not be fed properly. Be

sure to riffle the paper along with the

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protection sheets before placing the paper in the paper tray.

4

Slide the paper tray back into the printer until it clicks into place.

Riffle the paper with the protection sheet.

Place paper with the arrow pointing in the same direction as in the tray.

3

Remove the protection sheet placed on the top of the paper.

Note

If you cannot insert the paper tray completely, check whether any paper is left inside the printer. If you find a left sheet, slowly pull it straight out.

How to use the paper eject stopper

To keep ejected printouts on the paper tray, pull the paper eject stopper on the paper tray out until it clicks.

Note

Do not leave more than 10 sheets of ejected printouts.

Doing so may cause a paper jam.

Pull the paper eject stopper on the paper tray out until it clicks.

When storing the paper

• Avoid storing the paper in a location subject to:

– high temperatures

– high humidity

– excessive dust

– direct sunlight

• Use the original package for storing unused paper.

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Before Printing

Selecting the Input Signal

Before printing, select the appropriate input signal (the input connector to which the signal to be printed is being input) VIDEO, S VIDEO, or COMP.

2, 5 2, 4, 5

4

Select the desired input signal by pressing the G or g button.

Highlight the desired input signal in green by pressing the G or g button. The selected input signal turns green and is spelled out.

1

2, 3

1

Turn on the video monitor and the printer.

2

Press the MENU button and display the INPUT

SETUP menu by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Highlight IN in green by pressing the F, f, G or g button, then the INPUT SETUP menu appears.

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Source signal of the image to be printed

Video monitor and printer window display

(the selected input signal is spelled out)

Signal from video equipment connected to the

VIDEO IN connector

V tVIDEO

Signal from video equipment connected to the

S VIDEO IN connector

SV t S-VIDEO

Signal from video equipment connected to the

RGB/YCbCr/SYNC

INPUT connectors

C t COMP.

When you select COMP.

When you use the RGB/YCbCr INPUT connectors to input the image data, select the appropriate type of the input signal.

1

Select INPUT FORM by pressing the f button.

Highlight INPUT FORM in green by pressing the f button.

3

Select INPUT SEL by pressing the

F or f button.

Highlight INPUT SEL in green by pressing the F or f button.

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2

Select the type of the input signal.

Highlight the desired input signal in green by pressing the G or g button.

Note

Be sure to install a lithium battery before attempting to set date and time. If do not do so, the date and time can not be set correctly.

2, 7

2, 4

Signal input to the RGB/

YCbCr/SYNC INPUT connectors

RGB input signal

YCbCr input signal

Select

RGB

YCbCr

The format of the component signal output from the

RGB/YCbCr/SYNC OUTPUT connector depends on the component signal selected here.

5

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

Setting Date and Time

The printer adds a time stamp when the captured image data is stored on an external USB flash memory device.

Also, you can make a printout with the date when the image was printed. To put the correct time stamp or to print the correct printing date on printouts, you have to set the correct date and time.

1

2, 3

4, 5

6

1

Turn on the video monitor and the printer.

2

Press the MENU button and display the LAYOUT

SETUP menu by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Switch LAY to green by pressing the F, f, G or g button, then the LAYOUT SETUP menu appears.

3

Select CLOCK ADJUST by pressing the

F or f button.

Highlight CLOCK ADJUST in green by pressing the F or f button.

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Before Printing

CLOCK ADJUST menu appears.

5

Highlight START by pressing the f button.

Switch START to green.

4

Set the year, month, day, hour, minute and second respectively.

To set year

1

Press the f button.

The YEAR column is highlighted in green.

6

Press the EXEC button.

The internal clock starts.

7

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

Note

If a lithium battery has not been inserted beforehand, the time advances while the printer is powered. When it is turned off, the internal clock stops. When it is turned on again, the internal clock starts from the time when the image data was stored in the USB flash memory last time.

For detailed information on how to install a battery, see

“Inserting a battery” on page 9.

2

Display the desired year by pressing the G or g button.

Press the

G

or g

button until the desired year appears.

3

Highlight MONTH by pressing the f button.

4

Set MONTH, by repeating step 2.

5

Set from DAY to SECOND, by repeating steps

1

and 2.

HOUR is a 24-hour display.

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Operation

2

Start the video source to display the source image on the video monitor.

This operation is done using the controls of the video equipment acting as the source.

Making Full-Size Image

Printouts

This section explains how to make a full-size image printout. The operations described here constitute the basic procedure for making a printout.

Before making a full-size image printout

• All connections should have already been made. (See

page 9.)

• Ensure that the appropriate ink ribbon/paper set is being used and that they are correctly loaded. (See

pages 12, 15 and 63.)

• Select the input signal to be used to make a printout.

(See page 17.)

• Set the printer to capture one full-size image into

memory. (See page 30.)

• Select the appropriate memory page. (See page 28.)

• Confirm the printout color quality (using, for example,

the LOAD COLOR number). (See page 51.)

• Insert a lithium battery and set the date and time to progress the built-in clock correctly.

SOURCE MEMORY button

DISPLAY button STOP button

Shows that an image from the source equipment is currently displayed on the screen.

3

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears on the screen.

The image is captured into memory. The memory image is displayed on the screen. Which image appears after this, the source image or the memory image, depends on the setting made with the

FUNCTION SETUP facility of the printer. (See

page 31.)

1

3

4

1

Turn on the video monitor and the printer.

Shows that an image captured in memory is displayed on the monitor.

If the captured image is blurred

A quickly moving image may be blurred when captured. Should this occur, change the memory mode setting to FIELD, then print it again.

Although the blur should be eliminated, the ultimate print quality will be slightly degraded.

Select the FIELD mode on the LAYOUT SETUP

menu. (See “Selecting the memory mode” on page

28.)

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Note

Usually, it is recommended that you make printouts in FRAME mode.

You can confirm the memory mode setting on the bottom part of the video monitor screen.

The printing time depends on the print speed settings.

On the video monitor, Q display blinks in the color which is being printed.

The color changes as follows during printing:

Start t yellow t magenta t cyan t finish

When FRAME mode is selected:

On the printer window display, the color indication changes as the color printing precedes:

Start t YELLOW t MAGENTA t CYAN t finish

When FIELD mode is selected:

To change the image captured in memory

1

To display the source image when the memory image is displayed on the screen, press the

SOURCE/MEMORY button.

2

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears.

The previous image is replaced with the new one.

4

Press the PRINT button.

The printout pops out on the paper tray.

Notes

• Do not turn off the power during printing.

If you do so, paper may not be ejected and may jam in the printer.

• Do not open the front door or not to remove the paper tray during printing. Doing so may cause the paper jamming because paper is not ejected correctly.

• Do not leave more than 10 sheets of printouts on the paper tray. Doing so may cause a paper jam. Even if fewer than 10 sheets of printouts have been accumulated on the paper tray, the printer may stop printing for various reasons and the message

“REMOVE PRINTS” appears. In such a case, remove printouts accumulated on the paper tray. The printer will start to print automatically.

• You can not change the printer application mode or settings using the WINDOW SETUP menu during printing.

To stop printing

• When you make one printout, you can not stop printing midway. Wait until a printout pops out on the paper tray.

• When you make multiple copies, press the STOP button. (For detailed information on setting the print

quantity, see “Making Multiple Copies of Identical

Printouts” on page 24.) The printer stops printing

when the page currently printing is completed. Also, any printing job queued are cancelled.

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If the printer does not print

While an error message is displayed on the video monitor screen and printer window display.

Proceed as described in “Error/Warning Messages” on page 65.

To make a printout at high speed

You can select the speed using the PRN SPEED item on the PRINTER SETUP menu.

When you want to

Make a printout at normal speed.

Make a printout at high speed.

PRN SPEED

NORMAL

HIGH

For detailed information on how to operate the menu,

see “Basic Menu Operations” on page 47.

When you want to see an image that is hidden below a screen message

You can erase screen messages (such as Q1, A and so on) from the video monitor screen by pressing the

DISPLAY button. The screen message disappears. To display a screen message, press the DISPLAY button

again. (See “Erasing the Screen Display on the Video

Monitor” on page 41.) You can also erase the

information about ink ribbon and paper. (See

“Displaying the Remaining Amount of the Ink Ribbon” on page 60.)

If a black line appears on the printout

Sometimes, a black line appears on the printout, although it does not appear on the video monitor. This black line can be eliminated from the printout. (See

“When a Black Frame or Lines Show up on the

Printouts” on page 54.)

If the color quality of the printouts is not satisfactory

You can obtain satisfactory color quality of the printouts by compensating for the input signal and/or adjusting

the color quality of the printouts. (See “Compensating

for the Input Signals” on page 50 and “Adjusting the

Printout Color” on page 51.)

When you load a new ink ribbon and paper, the color balance may change due to differences caused by the new pair of ink ribbon and paper in the new printing pack. It is recommended that you adjust the color balance each time you load a new ink ribbon and paper.

(“Adjusting the Color Balance” on page 55.)

When storing your printouts:

• Avoid storing the printout in a location subject to high temperatures, high humidity, excessive dust or direct sunlight.

• Do not stick tape on a printout. Also, avoid leaving a plastic eraser on a printout or placing a printout in contact with materials which contain plasticizer

(under a desk mat, for example).

• Do not allow alcohol or other volatile organic solvents to come into contact with the printouts.

Making Printouts with the Desired

User Set Number

You can register all the printer settings as a user settings.

The printer allows you to register three sets of settings as

User Set 1, 2 and 3. (See “Registering a User Set” on page 60.) By selecting a desired user set number, the

printer functions according to the corresponding settings. You can change a part of the selected user settings and make printouts.

The following two methods are available to select the desired user set number:

• Using the LOAD USER button

• Using the menu

To select the desired user set number by using the LOAD USER button

2

3

1, 2 4 5

1

Press the LOAD USER button.

The currently selected user set number appears.

User name of the currently selected user set number

Currently selected user set number is lit in green.

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2

Select desired user set number by pressing the

LOAD USER button, or G or g button.

Each time you press the LOAD USER button, the user set number changes.

The selected user set number will disappear within about three seconds.

1

Press the MENU button, and display the PRINTER

SETUP menu by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Highlight PRN in green by pressing the F, f, G or g button, then the PRINTER SETUP menu appears.

User name of the user set number selected

Highlight the desired user set number in green.

3

Press the EXEC button.

The printer functions according to the settings selected in step 2.

4

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears on the screen.

The image is captured into memory according to the user set selected in step 3.

5

Press the PRINT button.

The printer makes printouts according to the user set selected in step 3.

To select the desired user set number by using the menu

2

Select LOAD USER by pressing the

F or f button.

Highlight LOAD USER in green by pressing the F or f button. The currently selected load user number is lit in green.

3

Select the desired user number by pressing the

G or g button.

The user name of the selected user set number appears.

Highlight the desired user number in green by pressing the

G or g button. The user name of the selected user number appears below.

1

1, 3

5

6

1, 2 4

User name of the user set number selected

4

Press the EXEC button.

The printer functions according to the settings selected in step 3.

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5

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears on the screen.

The image is captured into memory according to the user set selected in step 3.

6

Press the PRINT button.

The printer makes printouts according to the user set selected in step 3.

Making Multiple Copies of Identical

Printouts

You can make up to 10 copies of identical printouts.

Setting the printout quantity

The following two methods are available to set the number of printouts.

• Using the PRINT QTY button

However, you cannot use this button to decrease the number of printouts.

• Using the menu

You can change the designated number of copies before printing or any time during printing.

Note

When you change the designated number of copies during printing, only the number of copies of printouts which are being currently printed is changed. When printing is completed, the number of copies is reset to the one set before staring printing.

To set the printout quantity by using the PRINT

QTY button

1 1, 2

copies appears for a few seconds, after which it disappears.

Currently selected number of copies

2

Press the PRINT QTY button until the desired number appears, while the screen shown in step 1 is displayed.

Repeatedly pressing the PRINT QTY button increases the number up to a maximum of 10. When the number reaches 10, if the button is pressed again, it goes back to 1. Or repeatedly pressing the g button also increases the number up to a maximum of 10. When the number reaches 10, if the g button is pressed again, it goes back to 1.

1

Press the PRINT QTY button.

The following screen appears.

If you do not perform any operation after you press the PRINT QTY button, the currently set number of

Press the PRINT QTY button or g button until the desired number appears.

To decrease the number of copies

While the screen which appears in step 1 is displayed, press the G button. Each time you press the G button, the number decreases. When the number reaches 1, if the G button is pressed again, it goes up to 10.

Setting the printout quantity using the menu

1

Display the PRINTER SETUP menu according to

the operations of step 1 described in “To select the desired user set number by using the menu” on page

23.

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2

Select PRINT QTY by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight PRINT QTY in green by pressing the F or f button.

printout quantity is reset to 5. If you want to print only the remaining copies, set the printout quantity to 2 after

loading the paper. (See “Inserting the Paper Tray/

Loading Paper” on page 15.)

3

Select the desired number of copies by pressing the

G or g button.

When you want to

Increase the quantity.

Decrease the quantity.

Button

g

G

Display the desired number of copies by pressing the G or g button.

4

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

Note

Do not leave more than 10 sheets of printouts on the paper tray. Doing so may cause a paper jam. Even if fewer than 10 sheets of printouts have been accumulated on the paper tray, the printer may stop printing for various reasons and the message “REMOVE PRINTS” appears. In such a case, remove printouts accumulated on the paper tray. The printer will start to print remaining copies automatically.

If the paper runs out during printing

The printer stops the printing operation.

Load the paper into the paper tray and press the PRINT button.

However, the printout quantity is reset to the original quantity requested before printing was stopped.

For example, if the printout quantity is set to 5, and the paper runs out when three copies are printed, the

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Capturing Another Image While

Printing

While the printer is printing, you can queue printing jobs by capturing another image into another memory page to be printed once the printer becomes free. The number of usable memory pages depend on the type of printouts

and settings. (See “Memory page” on page 28.)

1

2

3

3

Press the PRINT button.

The image captured in step 2 is queued. The image is printed as soon as all previous printing jobs have been completed.

Memory page whose image has been queued for printing (blinks on the video monitor)

The memory page display stop blinking and lights up on the video monitor once printing has been completed.

1

Select the desired memory page by pressing the

MEMORY PAGE button.

Pressing the MEMORY PAGE button switches the memory page.

Note

Another image cannot be stored in a memory page in which an image has already been queued for printing (memory page indication blinks). In such a case, the “PLEASE WAIT PRINTING MEMORY” message also appears.

4

To queue another memory page, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.

The available memory pages do not blink. They are lit.

2

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears on the screen.

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Making Variations of

Printouts

You can capture various kinds of images in memory and make variations of printouts using the images captured in memory.

Frame mode: An image is captured in a memory area.

Printouts with high resolution can be obtained.

Video monitor

Printout of a full-size image

Printout of two reduced images

Printout of four reduced images

Printout of eight reduced image

The image displayed on the video monitor is captured in memory page A.

Printout

You can also make printouts of multiple reduced images

with white borders. (See “Making a printout with white borders” on page 33.)

Selecting the Memory Mode

Frame mode/field mode

To make printouts, it is first necessary to capture the image in memory.

When capturing an image, there are two ways to use the memory, one is called frame mode and the other is called field mode.

A still subject can be printed with high resolution.

Field mode: A memory area is divided into two, and images can be captured in each. In this way a quickly moving subject can be printed with less blurring.

Video monitor

The image displayed on the video monitor is captured in memory page A1.

Printout

A quickly moving subject can be printed with less blurring.

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Selecting the memory mode

1, 4

1, 3

3

Select the desired memory mode by pressing the G or g button.

Highlight the desired memory mode in green by pressing the G or g button.

1

Press the MENU button and display the LAYOUT

SETUP menu by pressing the

G or g button.

Highlight LAY in green by pressing the

G or g button, then the LAYOUT SETUP menu appears.

2

2

Select MEMORY by pressing the

F or f button.

Highlight MEMORY in green by pressing the F or f button.

Mode

FRAME

FIELD

Contents

We recommend that, whenever possible, you print in this mode.

Select this mode to reduce blurring when you print a quickly moving image.

4

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

Selecting a Memory Page

Memory page

A memory area in which an image is captured is called a memory page in this manual.

The number of usable memory pages depends on the type of the reduced images selected and on the memory mode.

Usable memory page

FRAME FIELD

A, B, C, D, E,

F, G, H

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1,

C2, D1, D2, E1, E2,

F1, F2, G1, G2, H1,

H2

A, B, C, D

A, B

A

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1,

C2, D1, D2

A1, A2, B1, B2

A1.A2

Type of reduced images to be captured in memory

Full image

Two reduced images

Four reduced images

Eight reduced images

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Selecting a memory page

MEMORY PAGE button

Press the MEMORY PAGE button repeatedly until the desired memory page appears.

Currently selected memory page

Making a Printout of

Multiple Different

Reduced Images

You can capture multiple images in a memory page and make a printout with those reduced images. This section explains how to make a printout with multiple reduced images.

A printout having multiple reduced images is made using the procedure below.

• Determining the number of reduced images (See below.)

• Selecting the memory page (See page 29.)

Selecting the number of reduced images to be captured in memory

The following two methods are available to select the number of reduced images:

• Using the MULTI PICTURE button

• Using the menu

To select the desired type of reduced images to be captured in memory using the MULTI

PICTURE button

1, 2

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1

Press the MULTI PICTURE button.

The following screen appears.

2

Select MULTI PIX by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight MULTI PIX in green by pressing the F or f button.

The currently selected type of reduced images to be captured in memory is lit in green.

If you do not perform any operation after you press the MULTI PICTURE button, the current setting appears for a few seconds, after which it disappears.

2

Select the type of reduced images to be captured in memory by pressing the MULTI PICTURE button, while the screen which appears in step 1 is displayed.

Press the MULTI PICTURE button repeatedly until the color of the type of reduced images to be captured in memory turns green on the video monitor, or until the type of reduced images to be captured in the memory is displayed on the printer window display.

Each time you press the MULTI PICTURE button, the type of reduced-image printout changes in the following sequence: 1, 2, 4, 8, 1....

2

4

Type

1

8

Number of reduced images

1 (Full-size image)

2 (Two reduced images)

4 (Four reduced images)

8 (Eight reduced images)

The screen is reset to the regular screen after a few seconds.

To select the type of reduced images to be captured in the memory using the menu

1

Display the LAYOUT SETUP menu according to

the operations of step 1 described in “Selecting the memory mode” on page 28.

3

Select the type of reduced images to be captured in memory by pressing the

G or g button.

Highlight the type of reduced images to be captured in memory in green by pressing the G or g button.

4

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

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Deciding which image is displayed on the video monitor screen after capturing an image

You can switch image displayed on the video monitor screen after capturing an image, a memory image or a source image.

5

6

3

4

Select AUTO LIVE by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight AUTO LIVE in green by pressing the F or f button.

2, 4

1

Display the PRINTER SETUP menu according to

the operations of step 1 described in “To select the desired user set number by using the LOAD USER button” on page 22.

2

Select FUNCTION by pressing the

F or f button.

Highlight FUNCTION in green by pressing the

F or f button.

5

Select which image appears on the video monitor after the image is captured, by pressing the

G or g button.

When

The image captured in memory appears just after the printer captures the image, and the memory image remains on the video monitor screen.

Setting

OFF

The image captured in memory appears just after the printer captures the image, then after a few seconds, the source memory appears, whenever you press the

CAPTURE button.

ON

6

Press the MENU button.

The regular screen appears.

To return to the PRINTER SETUP menu

In step 6, position the cursor at PRN SETUP and press the g button.

The PRINTER SETUP menu appears again.

3

Press the g button.

The FUNCTION SETUP menu appears.

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Making a printout with multiple reduced images

This subsection explains how to make printouts of multiple reduced images taking, as an example, the making of a printout of four reduced images.

Before making the printout of four reduced images

• Confirm the printout color quality (using, for example,

the LOAD COLOR number). (See page 51.)

• Select the type of four-reduced image to be captured

in memory. (See page 29.)

• Select the appropriate memory page. (See page 29.)

• Select which image will appear after the image has been captured into memory, the memory image or the

source image. (See page 31.)

• Select whether the white borders are to be added. (See

page 33.)

You can select whether white borders are added before or after capturing the four reduced images in the memory.

F, f, G, g buttons

2

5

In the mode where white borders are to be attached around the images, the white borders appears on the screen.

Blinks in green to indicate that an image will be captured here.

The memory page in which the four reduced images are to be captured.

Indicates that an image will be captured here.

Type of multiple reduced images to be captured

Indicates that the images from a piece of video equipment are displayed on the screen.

3

1

Start the video source.

This operation is done using the controls of the video equipment acting as the source.

2

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears on the screen.

The image is captured in the location indicated by the green blinking star on the video monitor screen or the position number displayed on the printer window display in step 1. The green blinking star

(referred to as the cursor) on the video monitor moves to the next position and the number on the printer window display advances by 1.

The blinking cursor moves to the next position.

The number advances by 1.

At this time, the image captured in memory is displayed on the video monitor screen. However, the image to be displayed after a few seconds depends on the setting of AUTO LIVE in the

FUNCTION SETUP menu. (See page 31.)

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When the image captured in memory is kept being displayed, go to step 3.

When the source image is displayed, go to step 4.

3

Press the SOURCE/MEMORY button.

The source image appears on the video monitor screen.

4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have captured four images when the memory image remains on the video monitor screen.

Repeat step 2 until you have captured four images when the source image appears on the video monitor screen.

To replace a captured image

Example: When you want to change the image captured in the third position.

1

Select the third position where the image which you want to replace is located by pressing the

F, f, G or g button.

Pressing the F, f, G or g button moves the cursor one position by one position vertically or horizontally.

Press the F, f, G or g button until the third cursor blinks green.

Whether white borders are attached depends on the setting of SEPARATE in the LAYOUT SETUP

menu. (See page 33.)

If the printout is blurred

When you make a printout of a full image, or two or four reduced images captured in memory in FRAME mode, the images on a printout may be blurred. Should this occur, change the memory mode setting to FIELD on

LAYOUT SETUP menu (“Selecting the memory mode” on page 28), then print it again. Although the blur should

be eliminated, the ultimate print quality will be slightly degraded.

Note

Usually, it is recommended that you make printouts in

FRAME mode. Check the setting on the LAYOUT SET

UP menu.

Making a printout with white borders

The unit allows you to decide whether or not the images are printed with white borders.

Note

This setting is also effective for the images which have been captured.

1

Display the LAYOUT SETUP menu according to

the operations of step 1 described in “Selecting the memory mode” on page 28.

2

Select SEPARATE by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight SEPARATE in green by pressing the F or f button.

Press the G, f, G or g button until a 3 appears.

2

Display the source image on the video monitor.

For detailed information on how to display the source image, see step 3.

3

Press the CAPTURE button at the instant the image you want to print appears.

The previously captured image is replaced with the newly captured image.

To keep a previously captured image

Skip images that you want to keep by pressing the

F, f, G or g button.

5

Press the PRINT button.

The four reduced images are printed on one sheet of paper.

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3

Select whether the images are printed with or without white borders by pressing the G or g button.

Switch the desired setting to green by pressing the G or g button.

When you want to Setting

Print the images without white borders.

OFF

Print the images with white borders.

ON a) a) F is attached to the type of printout at the printer operation mode display section in the printer window display.

Example: 4F

4

Press the MENU button.

The regular screen appears.

Making Printouts With

Date or a Caption

Making Printouts With a Caption

A caption, such as comments, can be added to a printout below the image.

You can input up to 80 characters on one lines.

About the CAPTION menu

A caption is entered from the CAPTION menu.

A brief explanation of each item of the CAPTION menu is given below.

Symbols and words can be used to enter a caption.

Character entry area

The character or symbol where the cursor is located is highlighted in green and this highlighted character is to be entered.

Character display area

The cursor lit in green indicates the position where a character can be entered. The entered characters are displayed here.

Video monitor

Indicates the character selected in the character entry area.

ON: displayed when printing with a caption.

OFF: displayed when printing without a caption.

Indicates the position where the character is to be input in the character display area.

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Symbols and words can be used to enter a caption

Display in the

CAPTION menu

Function

INS

DEL

SP

OFF

Inserts one character without erasing the highlighted character.

Deletes a highlighted character and characters shift back by one.

Puts one space at the position of the highlighted character by erasing that character. One space is left.

Selects printing without a caption.

ON

EXIT

SHIFT

Selects printing with a caption.

Returns from the CAPTION menu to the

LAYOUT SETUP menu.

Selects either capital letters or small letters.

Entering a Caption

Enter a caption as follows.

The setting remains effective until you enter a new setting – even if you turn the power off.

10

2

3

2

Select CAPTION by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight CAPTION in green by pressing the

F or f button.

3

Press the g button.

The CAPTION menu appears.

4

Position the cursor (the line lit in green) at the point where you want to enter the character in the character display area.

To move the cursor

1

Select the arrow corresponding to the direction in which you want to move the green cursor in the character display area, by pressing the

F, f,

G or g button.

2

Press the EXEC button.

Each time you press the EXEC button, the cursor moves one position in the designated direction.

4, 5, 8, 9

4, 6, 8, 9

1

Display the LAYOUT SETUP menu according to

the operations of step 1 described in “Selecting the memory mode” on page 28.

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Example: Move the cursor to the left by two.

1

Highlight the G button in green.

The cursor is currently positioned here (lit in green).

The blinking cursor moves to this position.

2

Press the EXEC button twice.

5

Select the character you want to enter by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Example: Enter S.

Highlight S in green by pressing the

F, f, G or g button. S blinks in green.

For example, when the cursor is positioned at N, pressing the g button results in the cursor moving to O at the left end on the next line.

When the cursor is positioned at EXIT:

Only the G and g buttons are effective. If you press the g button, the cursor moves to the top on the first line, that is A.

To select either capital letters or small letters

You can change the characters in the character entry area from capital letters to small letters or vice versa.

1

Highlight SHIFT in green by pressing the F, f,

G or g button on the video monitor. Or display

SHIFT or shift on the printer window display.

When characters are displayed in capital letters in the character entry area, shift is displayed in the printer window display. When displayed in small letters, SHIFT is displayed.

2

Press the EXEC button.

Capital letters are changed to small letters, or small letters are changed to capital letters in the character entry area.

Note

Characters already entered (displayed in the character display area) are not changed even if letters are changed in the character entry area.

6

Press the EXEC button.

The character selected in step 5 appears at the point where the green cursor is positioned in the character display area, after which the cursor moves to the next position.

The cursor moves to this position.

When you enter characters on the printer window display:

It is recommended that you display the characters to be entered on the printer window display by pressing either

G or g button.

When the cursor is positioned at the right end:

The cursor moves to the left end on the next line when you press the g button.

When you enter the wrong character in the above example

1

Select by pressing the F, f, G or g button, then press the EXEC button.

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The cursor moves back by one and the character entered in step 5 is highlighted in green.

2

Select DEL by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Lit in green

Highlight DEL in green by pressing the

F, f, G or g button. DEL blinks in green.

3

P ress the EXEC button.

The character selected in 1 is deleted.

When the character to be deleted is located among previously entered characters, the characters after the deleted one shift back by one.

7

Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 to enter the remaining characters of the caption.

To enter a space

1

Position the green cursor at the point where you want to enter a space.

2

Select SP by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

3

Press the EXEC button.

A single space is entered and the green cursor moves to the next position.

If there is a character at the position where the space is entered, that character is deleted and a single space is left.

To replace a previously entered character without changing the number of characters

You can replace a previously entered character with a new one.

1

Position the green cursor at the character to be replaced by performing the operations explained in step 4.

2

Overwrite the invalid character with the correct character by performing the operations explained in steps 5 and 6.

The previously entered character is replaced with the new one.

To add characters midway

1

Position the cursor at the position where a character is to be added by performing the operations explained in step 4.

2

Select INS by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Then press the EXEC button.

A single space is inserted between characters and the cursor is positioned at the space.

3

Enter the character to be added.

When it is necessary to change the CAPTION

ON/OFF setting, go to step 8. If not, go to step

9.

Example: Add a character between A and

B.

1

Move the cursor to B. (B is highlighted in green.)

2

Highlight INS. (INS blinks in green).

Then, press the EXEC button.

A single space is inserted between A and B and the green cursor is positioned at the space.

Cursor (lit in green)

8

Set the CAPTION ON/OFF function to ON.

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1

Select ON by pressing the F, f, G or g button.

2

Select DATE PRINT by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight DATE PRINT in green by pressing the

F

or f

button.

Highlight ON by pressing the F, f, G or g button. ON blinks in green.

Select OFF to make printouts without a caption.

2

Press the EXEC button.

The display changes from OFF to ON.

The display changes from OFF to ON.

3

Decide whether or not printouts will be printed with a date by pressing

G or g button.

Highlight desired setting in green by pressing the

G or g

button.

9

After entering the caption, highlight EXIT by pressing the

F, f, G or g button, then press the

EXEC button.

The entered characters are stored in memory.

The LAYOUT SETUP menu appears.

10

Press the MENU button.

Note

Characters entered in steps 4 to 7 are stored after completing the operation of step 7. These characters remain even after you turn off the printer.

Making Printouts with a Date

1

Display the LAYOUT SETUP menu according to

the operation in step 1 described in “Selecting the memory mode” on page 28.

When you want to Setting

To make printouts without a date.

OFF

To make printouts with date ON

a) a) To make printouts with the correct date, see the

following “To make printouts with the correct date”.

4

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

Note

The date is printed on the bottom right of the printout. If the date and any printed comments overlap, the comment is printed with priority over the date.

To make printouts with the correct date

Following preparations are necessary:

• Inserting a lithium battery

For detailed information, see “Inserting a battery” on page 9.

• Setting the date and time

For detailed information, see “Setting Date and Time” on page 18.

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Deleting Images Stored in Memory

You can delete images captured to memory pages, from either all of the memory pages or a single memory page, by using the CLEAR button.

Whether the images of all memory pages or only a single memory page are deleted depends on the setting of

CLEAR in the FUNCTION SETUP menu.

Setting the Function of the CLEAR

Button

1

Display the FUNCTION SETUP menu according to the operations of steps 1 to 3 described in

“Deciding which image is displayed on the video monitor screen after capturing an image” on page

31.

2

Select CLEAR by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight CLEAR in green by pressing the F or f button.

When you want to Settings

Delete images of all memory pages.

ALL

Delete images of a single memory page.

PAGE

Delete the reduced image.

PART

Deactivate the CLEAR button.

OFF

4

Select PRN SETUP by pressing the

F or f button.

Then, press the g button.

The PRINTER SETUP menu appears.

Once you set the function of the CLEAR button, the

CLEAR button functions according to the setting until the function setting is changed.

To return to the regular screen

Press the MENU button.

Deleting Images Stored in Memory

Note

You cannot restore images once they have been deleted.

Deleting images in all memory pages simultaneously

Before deleting images in all memory pages

Set CLEAR to ALL in the FUNCTION SETUP menu.

CLEAR button

3

Select the function of the CLEAR button by pressing the G or g button.

Highlight the desired function in green by pressing the G or g button.

Press the CLEAR button.

All images captured in the printer are cleared.

Notes

• Even if you press the CLEAR button when the source image is displayed on the video monitor, the memory image appears without deleting images in the memory pages. In this case, press the CLEAR button again. All images stored in the printer are cleared.

• An image which is being printed and the images queued in the memories cannot be cleared.

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Deleting images in a certain memory page

Before deleting images

Set CLEAR to PAGE in the FUNCTION SETUP menu.

2

3

1

2

Select the memory page from which the reduced image is to be deleted by pressing the MEMORY

PAGE button.

3

Select the reduced image that you want to deleteby pressing the F, f, G or g button.

Make the cursor at the reduced image to be deleted bling in green.

1

Press the SOURCE/MEMORY button when the source image is displayed on the video monitor screen.

The image captured in memory is displayed on the screen.

2

Select the memory page from which images are to be deleted by pressing the MEMORY PAGE button.

3

Press the CLEAR button.

The image in the memory page selected in step 2 is deleted.

Deleting a certain reduced image

Before deleting images

Set CLEAR to PART in the FUNCTION SETUP menu.

2

3 4

1

4

Press the CLEAR button.

The reduced image in the memory page selected in step 3 is deleted.

1

Press the SOURCE/MEMORY button when the source image is displayed on the video monitor screen.

The image captured in memory is displayed on the screen.

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Deleting Images Stored in Memory

Erasing the Screen

Display on the Video

Monitor

You can erase characters displayed on the video monitor

(Q1, A and so on) when, for example, it is hard to see the image that is hidden behind the screen display. The printer operation is the same, regardless of whether those characters are displayed on the video monitor.

Since the same characters are displayed in the printer window display, perform operations watching them in the printer window display.

For detailed information on displaying remaining

amount of the ink ribbon, see “Displaying the

Remaining Amount of the Ink Ribbon” on page 60.

1, 2

1

Press the DISPLAY button.

The current setting appears. The video monitor screen is reset to the regular screen after a few seconds.

Each time you press the DISPLAY button, the setting changes in the following sequence: ON t

OFF t ON....

Highlight OFF in green.

To display characters on the video monitor

Select ON.

To perform the setting for the monitor display on the menu

You can also set whether characters are displayed on the video monitor by changing DISPLAY to ON or OFF in the OUTPUT SETUP menu. The setting of the

DISPLAY button also changes according to the setting of DISPLAY in the OUTPUT SETUP menu, and vice versa.

When you want to see an image that is hidden below a menu

You can erase the menu temporarily while holding the

DISPLAY button down.

Note

The error messages are always displayed regardless of the setting of the monitor display.

The currently selected setting is lit in green.

2

Select OFF.

While the screen which appears in step 1 is displayed, press the DISPLAY button repeatedly until the color of OFF turns green on the video monitor, or until OFF is displayed in capital letters in the printer window display.

Erasing the Screen Display on the Video Monitor

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Storing Image Data on a

USB Flash Memory

Device

When a USB flash memory device is inserted into the

USB host port on the front of the printer, on-screen image data (which was captured) is stored as JPEG

(Joint Photographic Experts Group) image data on the

USB flash memory device when you print this captured image data for the first time.

You can see the image data stored in the USB flash memory via a personal computer equipped with a USB port.

File name of the image

Each time you print image data captured by pressing the

PRINT button, the image data is stored as JPEG image data, with a name assigned, in order, from UP_0001 to

UP_9999. In the case of reduced images, each reduced image is stored as one file. However, the image data is stored only when it is printed for the first time. Image data printed once is not stored again.

Also, the time stamp is added to the file.

To make printouts with the correct date

Following preparations are necessary:

• Inserting a lithium battery

For detailed information, see “Inserting a battery” on page 9.

• Setting the date and time

For detailed information, see “Setting Date and Time” on page 18.

If a lithium battery has not been inserted beforehand, the correct time stamp is not recorded even if you set the date and time. The time advances while the printer is powered. When it is turned off, the internal clock stops.

When it is turned on again, the internal clock starts from the time when the image data was stored in the USB flash memory last time.

Storing Image Data on a USB Flash

Memory Device

Note

Be sure not to use a USB flash memory device other than a USB flash memory device manufactured by Sony

Corporation.

3 4

2

1

1

Turn on the power of the monitor and printer.

2

Insert the USB flash memory device into the USB host port.

The access lamp lights. When it goes off, you can start to store image data in the USB flash memory.

3

Press the CAPTURE button to capture the image to be printed.

4

Press the PRINT button.

The printer starts printing.

At the same time, the image data is stored in the

USB flash memory. While it is being written in the

USB flash memory, the access lamp is lit. When writing is completed, the access lamp goes off.

To remove the USB flash memory

Whenever the access lamp is lit, the printer is writing data on the USB flash memory device.

If you remove the USB flash memory device while the access lamp is lit, the image data will not be written correctly.

When the message USB MEMORYFULL or USB

MEMORY FILE NAME FULL appears

The USB memory is full or the maximum number of images have already been stored, and no further image data cannot be stored on this device.

In this case, delete unnecessary files from the USB flash memory device using a personal computer or use a new

USB flash memory.

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You can select the printer operation when the USB flash memory device becomes full.

Selecting the Printer Operation

When the USB Flash Memory

Device Becomes Full

1

Display the FUNCTION SETUP menu according to the operation in steps 1 to 3 described in

“Deciding which image is displayed on the video monitor screen after capturing an image” on page

31.

2

Select IMAGE COPY by pressing

F or f button.

Highlight IMAGE COPY in green by pressing the

F

or f

button

3

Select the desired mode by pressing

Highlight desired mode in green by pressing the

G

or g

button

G or g button.

When you want to Mode

Overwrite data from images with the oldest time stamp when the USB flash memory becomes full or the file number of the most recent image data reaches UP_9999. There is a case where several old files are deleted.

CYC

Stop storing images when the USB flash memory becomes full or the file number of the most recent image data reaches UP_9999. In this case, the error message “USB

MEMORY IS FULL” or “The USB

Memory File Name End” appears.

STOP

To return to the PRINTER SETUP menu

Select PRN SETUP by pressing the

F or f button, and then press the g button.

To return to the normal screen

Press the MENU button.

Folder in which image data is stored

Image data is stored in the following folder in the printer.

\\SONY\PRINTER\IMAGES

Notes on using the USB host port

• The USB host port supports the USB mass storage class. (However not all types of USB flash memory device are guaranteed with this port.)

• Connecting a USB flash memory device and this port via a hub is not guaranteed.

• The port is USB Full-Speed compliant.

• The file system is FAT 12, 16 and 32.

• When your USB flash memory device has a lock function, unlock it before using it.

• Do not use a USB flash memory device with two or more drives.

When printing reduced images

All reduced images printed are stored as separate image data files.

Notes

• The size of the JPEG file depends on the image data and the type of input signal.

The size of the image data of RGB signals is larger than that of VIDEO or S-VIDEO signals. The sampling rate of the image data is set to a high value because the image data of RGB input signals is a high quality picture. Thus, the image size is larger.

• You cannot make a printout of image data stored in the flash memory by loading it from the USB flash memory device.

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• The printer can write image data in the USB flash memory. But the printer is not allowed to load or to delete data from the USB flash memory device.

Making Printouts with File Names

You can make printouts of image data with file names printed on the bottom left side of the printout.

File names of all of reduced images are printed.

When the printer is set to print make printouts with file names, F is displayed on the left top.

Note

When the printer is set to make printouts with a caption, the comment is printed with priority over the file name.

When you want to make printouts with file names, set the function for printing a caption to OFF on the

CAPTION menu.

For details, see “Making Printouts With a Caption” on page 34.

1

Display the LAYOUT SETUP menu according to

the operation described in step 1 in “Selecting the memory mode” on page 28.

2

Select FILE NAME by pressing the F or f button.

Highlight FILE NAME in green by pressing the

F

or f

button.

When you want to Setting

Make printouts without file names.

OFF

Make printouts with file names ON

4

Press the MENU button.

The normal screen appears.

File names printed

File Name of the printout of a full-size image

File name of the printout of two reduced images

File Name of the printout of four reduced images

File name of the printout of eight reduced image

3

Decide whether or not printouts will be printed with file names by pressing the

G or g button.

Highlight the desired setting in green by pressing the

G

or g

button.

Note

When the message “USB MEMORY FULL. SET NEW

STORAGE.” or “USB MEMORY WRITE ERROR” appears, the file printed when these messages appeared may not be written in the USB flash memory device.

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Adjustment

Functions That Can be

Set on Menus

You can set up the printer to meet various specifications.

Once you have adjusted and stored the settings, the printer operates according to those settings until their values are modified. You can set up the printer according to its intended purpose, connected equipment, or your individual preferences.

You can store up to three settings as a set of user settings, called user set 1, 2 and 3.

Functions that can be set on those menus are as follows:

Menu

COLOR

ADJUST

LAYOUT

SETUP

Functions to be set Reference pages

Adjusting the printout color

(color intensity and contrast) and sharpness

51

Selecting the memory mode 28

Selecting the type of printout

29

33

Selecting whether or not white borders are added to multiple reduced images

Selecting whether or not date is printed together

38

WINDOW

SETUP

CAPTION

CLOCK

ADJUST

PRINTER

SETUP

Selecting whether or not a file name is printed together

44

Eliminating the black lines produced on the printout

Entering a caption

Setting date and time

54

34

18

Setting the print quantity

Adjusting the tone of the printout

24

54

Selecting the print speed

SYSTEM SETUP Adjusting the brightness of the printer window display

22

60

Setting the baud rate for computer communication

60

Selecting whether or not the operation and error tones sound

60

USER NAME

Compensating for the level of the input signal

Registering user settings

Editing the user name

50

60

60

Menu

FUNCTION

SETUP

Functions to be set Reference pages

Selecting the image which appears after storing the image into memory, the source image or the memory image

31

Assigning the function to remote control units connected to the REMOTE

2 connector

58

Setting the function of the

CLEAR button

39

Selecting printer operation when the USB flash memory device becomes full

43

Storing or loading image data and all of menu settings to or from a built in memory stick

70

COLOR

BALANCE

Adjusting the color balance 55

INPUT SETUP Selecting the input signal

17

Compensating for the input signals

50

OUTPUT SETUP Erasing the screen display

41

Selecting whether or not information about the ink ribbon is displayed

60

Selecting the output signal from the printer

50

Selecting whether the printer synchronizes with the internal sync signal included in channel G of the RGB signals

11

Matching the video monitor color to the printout color

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Menu Tree

Normal screen

COLOR ADJUST menu WINDOW SETUP menu

Press the MENU button.

LAYOUT SETUP menu CAPTION menu

For reference pages of each menu, see the

table on “Functions That

Can be Set on Menus” on page 45.

CLOCK ADJUST menu

PRINTER SETUP menu SYSTEM SETUP menu USER NAME menu

INPUT SETUP menu FUNCTION SETUP menu

OUTPUT SETUP menu COLOR BALANCE menu

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Menu Tree

Basic Menu Operations

In this section, in addition to the video monitor display, the printer window display is also introduced.

1

2, 3, 4

EXEC button

When the cursor (that is highlighted in green) is not positioned on the top line:

Move the cursor to the top line by pressing the F or f button.

The cursor is not positioned on the top line.

1

Press the MENU button.

The previously selected menu appears.

The menu currently displayed on the screen is lit in green.

2

Display the desired menu by pressing the

G or g button.

Example: To display the PRINTER SETUP menu

Highlight PRN in green by pressing the G or g button, then the PRINTER SETUP menu appears.

The name of the menu currently displayed appears in capital letters.

Display PRN in capital letters by pressing the G or g button. The PRINTER SETUP appears.

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3

Select the desired item by pressing the F or f button.

Example: To select PRN SPEED on the

PRINTER SETUP menu

Highlight PRN SPEED in green by pressing the F or f button.

Example: To select HIGH of the PRN SPEED item on the PRINTER SETUP menu

Highlight HIGH in to green by pressing the G or g button.

Press the F or f button until PRN SPEED appears.

4

Change the setting by pressing the

G or g button.

To change the selection:

Switch the desired selection to green by pressing the

G or g button

.

Note

When / is displayed at both ends of a selection or at either the right or left end, there are more selections in this direction. Press the

G or g button to display more selections.

Display HIGH in capital letters by pressing the G or g button.

When - - - - - is displayed at the selection:

- - - - - is displayed when changing the selection is ineffective. The following table lists the case where the selection is ineffective.

Selected item

S-VIDEO or VIDEO is selected for INPUT SEL on the INPUT SETUP menu.

Item can not to be changed (when - - - - - is displayed at the selection)

1 is selected for MULTI

PIX on the LAYOUT

SETUP menu.

SEPARATE

(LAYOUT SETUP menu)

COMP is selected for

INPUT SEL on the INPUT

SETUP menu.

HUE (INPUT SETUP menu)

INPUT FORM (INPUT

SETUP menu)

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Basic Menu Operations

To change the setting values:

Press the G or g button to decrease or increase the setting values.

The current setting value

The SYSTEM SETUP menu appears.

Highlight SYSTEM in green by pressing the F or f button, then press the g button.

The current setting value

The setting value increases every time you press g button.

The setting value decreases every time you press the G button.

To reset the values to factory setting:

Position the cursor at the item to be reset to defaults, then press the G and g buttons simultaneously.

When there are sub menus:

When there are sub menus, PRESS [>] is displayed on the selection part of the menu. Select the desired sub menu by pressing the F or f button, then press the g button.

Example: On the PRINTER SETUP menu

To display the SYSTEM SETUP sub menu:

Select SYSTEM by pressing the F or f button, then press the g button.

Press the

F or f button until SYSTEM appears, then press the g button.

To return from the sub menu:

Select the menu on the top line, then press the g button.

Highlight PRN SETUP in green by pressing the F button, then press the g button.

Press the F button until PRN SETUP appears, then press the g button.

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Adjusting the Color and

Picture Quality

Compensating for the Input Signals

A video image recorded under poor conditions may be of poor color quality. If the signal is an NTSC or PAL composite video signal or separate luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) signals, you can correct the color and level of the input signal to a certain extent.

Note

You cannot adjust an image once it has been captured in memory. If you want to make adjustments, capture that image again, after making the adjustment.

Confirmation

When the memory image is displayed on the video monitor, press the SOURCE/MEMORY button to display the image from the video source.

Items to be used for compensating for the input signals of an NTSC and PAL composite video signal or a separated luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) signal.

b) On a setting of step –14, OFF appears and the image, displayed on the video monitor, becomes black and white.

c) When a component (RGB or YCbCr signal) signal is input, you cannot adjust OFFSET below 0.

Adjusting the contrast of printouts

When you want to change the contrast of printouts without changing the contrast of the video monitor, compensate for the level of the input signal using the

IRE item in the SYSTEM SETUP menu.

Items to be used when adjusting the contrast of printouts

To adjust the color intensity, hue, contrast and brightness

Adjustment Menu adjustment item

Button to be pressed and result of the operation

Hue HUE a)

G button

The hue becomes purplish.

g button

The hue becomes greenish.

Color intensity

COLOR b)

The color intensity weakens.

The color intensity strengthens.

Contrast weakens.

strengthens.

Brightness OFFSET

c)

Becomes darker.

Becomes brighter.

a) Adjust the color such that skin tones appear natural. For the

HUE adjustment, you can correct the color intensity and hue

The selected IRE is displayed in three digits.

When

Resetting to the standard adjustment

The printout is a little whitish.

The printout is whitish.

The printout is very whitish.

IRE value (the selected IRE is displayed in 4 digits.)

10 t 100

11 t 110

12 t 120

13 t 130

Notes

• Do not compensate for the input signal too much.

Doing so results in the whole of the printout becoming dark.

• To have the adjustment result reflected in the printout, you need to capture a new image.

Matching the Video Monitor Color to the Printer Color

To match the color of the monitor image to that of the printout, adjust the monitor and printer colors such that the monitor color is the same as that of the printout.

The printer outputs either of two kinds of video signals based on the printer settings.

• EE (E to E): Signals are output to the monitor after being processed by the printer’s circuitry.

• THRU (THROUGH): Signals are output to the monitor as is.

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Adjustment on the video monitor

The monitor color may not be adjusted correctly even if the printer color is correctly adjusted. Check the color of the video monitor before adjusting the printout color. In such a case, use the THRU signal by setting SOURCE to

THRU on the OUTPUT SETUP menu or turning off the power of the printer to send out the through signal from the video equipment to the video monitor.

After adjusting the color of the video monitor using video monitor controls, adjust the color of the printer’s output signal.

Adjustment on the printer

Note

This adjustment is performed to adjust the color of the printer output signal when the monitor color is unsatisfactory. This adjustment does not affect the printout itself. To adjust the color of the printout, see

“Adjusting the Printout Color” on page 51.

1

Display the OUTPUT SETUP menu.

OUTPUT SETUP menu

Menu adjustment item

When you want to

Button to be pressed

Adjustment direction on the menu

MONI C-R Make the screen more reddish.

MONI M-G Make the screen more greenish.

g

button Toward R

(red)

Make the screen become cyan

(blue).

G

button Toward C

(cyan) g

button Toward G

(green)

Make the screen become magenta

(pink).

G

button Toward M

(magenta)

MONI Y-B Make the screen more bluish.

g

button Toward B

(blue)

Make the screen more yellowish.

G

button Toward Y

(yellow)

Select the desired item, then perform the adjustment.

2

Select SOURCE by pressing the F or f button.

3

Select EE by pressing the G or g button.

4

Press the MENU button.

The regular screen appears.

5

Capture a new image in memory and make a printout.

Adjust the settings on the printer side by comparing the printout with the image on the monitor, as follows.

6

Display the OUTPUT SETUP menu again.

7

Adjust the monitor while comparing the printout with the image on the monitor.

Adjusting the Printout Color

You can adjust the printout quality by adjusting the color intensity, printout contrast and sharpness and tone

(GAMMA) of the printout.

Adjusting the color intensity, contrast and sharpness

You can store up to three types of settings and manage these settings using the LOAD COLOR numbers 1, 2 and 3. The color intensity, picture contrast and sharpness of a printout are determined by recalling one of the three settings according to their LOAD COLOR numbers.

This is useful when you are using more than one item of video equipment, each having different characteristics, when you want to print images having different color qualities and picture contrast, or when multiple users access a single printer.

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Also, you can make a printout using temporarily set values, without clearing the stored adjustment values.

Perform the adjustments while viewing the images captured in memory.

1

Display the COLOR ADJUST menu.

COLOR ADJUST menu

3

Adjust the printout color.

Items to be used for adjusting the color intensity

Items to be used for adjusting the contrast

2

Select the LOAD COLOR number of the values to be adjusted or to be modified by pressing the

G or g button.

When modifying, you can preserve the original

settings. (See “To retain the originally set value” on page 53.)

Items to be used for adjusting the sharpness/ interpolation

To adjust the color intensity (RED/GREEN/

BLUE)

The RED, GREEN and BLUE color component settings are divided into 15 steps, from –7 to +7, indicated by a value and graph. The center of the graph (0) corresponds to the standard setting.

Menu

Adjustment item

When you want to

CYN-RED Make the image reddish.

Make the image cyan.

Button to be pressed

Adjustment direction on the menu

g button

Toward RED

G button Toward CYN

(cyan)

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Adjusting the Color and Picture Quality

Menu

Adjustment item

When you want to

MAG-GRN Make the image greenish.

YEL-BLU

Make the image magenta

(pink).

Make the image bluish.

Make the image yellowish.

Button to be pressed

Adjustment direction on the menu

g button Toward GRN

(green)

G button

Toward MAG

(magenta) g button Toward BLU

(blue)

G button

Toward YEL

(yellow)

To adjust the contrast (DARK/LIGHT)

The contrast settings are divided into 15 steps, from

–7 to +7, indicated by a value and graph. The center of the graph (0) corresponds to the standard setting.

Adjustment item When you want to

DARK

LIGHT

Adjust the dark area of an image.

Adjust the light area of an image.

To adjust the sharpness

You can set the sharpness to any of 15 steps from 1 to 15. A setting of step 8 corresponds to the standard sharpness (default setting).

When you want to Content of settings

Make a soft outline.

To the left (toward step 1)

Make a normal outline.

Centered (step 8)

Make a sharp outline. To the right (toward step 15)

Once you have changed the value

Once you have changed the value, TEMP

(TEMPORARY) appears on the menu screen.

TEMP indicates that the settings are temporary and have not yet been stored. If you turn off the power of the printer while TEMP is displayed, the adjusted values are not stored.

4

Select the SAVE COLOR number to which new settings are to be stored using the SAVE COLOR item.

To retain the originally set value

Select a SAVE COLOR number which is different from the LOAD COLOR number selected in step 2.

5

Press the EXEC button.

The settings are registered in the SAVE COLOR number selected in step 4.

TEMP disappears from the menu.

To continue settings for another LOAD COLOR

number: Repeat steps 2 to 5.

To finish the setting: Press the MENU button.

The regular screen appears.

To copy the settings made for one LOAD

COLOR number to another LOAD COLOR number

1

Select the source LOAD COLOR number for which the settings to be copied are stored on the COLOR

ADJUST menu.

2

Select the target SAVE COLOR number to which data is to be copied.

3

Press the EXEC button.

Settings stored for the LOAD COLOR number selected in step 1 are copied to the SAVE COLOR number selected in step 2.

To recall the LOAD COLOR number in which printout color settings (color intensity, contrast and sharpness) are stored

Switch the desired LOAD COLOR number to green on the COLOR ADJUST menu. On the printer window display, display the desired LOAD COLOR number.

The settings of the currently selected LOAD COLOR number are displayed.

The printout is made according to the setting of the selected LOAD COLOR number as long as you do not modify those settings.

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Adjusting the tone of the printout

You can adjust the tone so that the details in the white or black part are clearly printed.

1

Display the PRINTER SETUP menu.

PRINTER SETUP menu

2

Perform adjustments according to the printout obtained by using the V START, V WIDTH, H

START and H WIDTH items.

Item to be used for eliminating the vertical line at the right side

2

Select GAMMA, and then the desired tone.

The selected tone is spelled out.

When you want to

Make a printout of an image where there are a lot of white or lightcolored areas.

Setting

S t SOFT

Make a printout of a normal image.

N t NORMAL

Make a printout of an image where there are a lot of black or darkcolored areas.

H t HARD

When a Black Frame or Lines Show up on the Printouts

When you print an image that is narrower or wider than the standard screen size, a black frame may be printed or the image may be partially cut. Or, a black line may show up on the printout even though it does not appear on the video monitor. Any portion for which there is no video signal is printed in black. This may occur when you make printouts after connecting a different video source or play back using different video software. In such a case, you can adjust the printout area by moving the screen either horizontally or vertically.

1

Display the WINDOW SETUP menu from the

LAYOUT SETUP menu.

Item to be used for eliminating the horizontal line on the bottom

Item to be used for eliminating the vertical line at the left side

Item to be used for eliminating the horizontal line at the top

When a horizontal black line is produced on the printout

To eliminate a horizontal black line produced at the top:

Adjust the top position of the image to be printed using the V START item.

Note

It is alright if a black line appears at the bottom while you adjusting the top. You can eliminate it using the V WIDTH item.

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To eliminate a horizontal black line produced at the bottom:

Adjust the bottom position of the image to be printed using the V WIDTH item.

When a vertical black line is produced on the printout

To eliminate a vertical black line produced on the left side:

Adjust the left position of the image to be printed using the H START item.

Note

It is alright if a black line appears on the right side while you adjusting on the left side. You can eliminate it using the H WIDTH item.

To eliminate a vertical black line produced on the right side:

Adjust the right position of the image to be printed using the H WIDTH item.

To reset the values to defaults

For H START, H WIDTH, V START and V

WIDTH items, you can reset the values to defaults in pairs.

To reset the values for vertical settings, position the cursor at either V START or V WIDTH, and then press the G and g buttons simultaneously.

To reset the values for horizontal settings, position the cursor at either H START or H WIDTH, and then press the G and g buttons simultaneously.

Defaults

H WIDTH H START V WIDTH V START

NTSC/PAL:

680

NTSC/PAL:

0

NTSC:464,

PAL: 560

NTSC/PAL:

0

2

Select RESIZE TO FIT.

Highlight RESIZE TO FIT in green.

When you want to Setting

Print the image with the printout area adjusted on the WINDOW

SETUP menu

OFF

Print the adjusted image to fit to the paper

ON

Adjusting the Color Balance

You should use the ink ribbon and paper that are contained in the same package as a pair. The color balance may differ depending on each pair.

It is recommended that you adjust the color balance each time you load a new set of ink ribbon and paper.

Before adjusting the color balance

Reset all items on the COLOR ADJUST menu to

defaults. (See “Adjusting the Printout Color” on page

51.)

1

Display the COLOR BALANCE menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

To check the adjustment result

Print to check that no black frame appears on the printout, that the image is not partially cut, and that no black line appears.

Fitting the Printout to the Paper

1

Display the WINDOW SETUP menu from the

LAYOUT SETUP menu.

Select C-BALANCE, then press the g button.

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The highlighted area on the COLOR BALANCE menu will be printed to be used for adjusting the color balance.

You can move this area to any place on the video monitor.

The area that will be captured in memory.

(This area is highlighted and is two third the size of the whole screen.)

2

Decide the position of the source image to be used for adjusting the color balance.

To decide the position of the source image, move the highlighted area by pressing the F, f, G or g button while holding down the DISPLAY button.

Move the highlighted part to the desired image position by pressing the F, f, G or g button while holding down the DISPLAY button. (The COLOR

BALANCE menu disappears temporarily.)

When you adjust the color balance for the first time after you purchase the printer, the values of BAL X,

BAL Y and BAL STEP are set to 50, 50 and 05 at the factory setting.

When you have adjusted the color balance already, the values adjusted previously are displayed on the

COLOR BALANCE menu.

The currently adjusted values of BAL X, BAL Y and

BAL STEP

On this COLOR BALANCE menu, the default values

(factory settings) are displayed.

3

Press the CAPTURE button.

The image captured in memory appears.

4

Select TEST PRINT by pressing the

F or f button, then press the EXEC button.

Nine identical images of the position selected in step 2 are printed on a sheet of paper as a test print.

Each image has a different color balance.

To reset the values to the factory setting

(50/50/05)

Select each item by pressing the

F or f button, then press the

G and g buttons at the same time. The currently selected item is reset to the default.

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Example of the actual color change in the test print

Yellow greenish

Yellowish Orangish

Greenish Standard

Blue greenish

Bluish

Reddish

Red purplish

In this case, you can perform either fine adjustment or a rough adjustment by changing the value of

BAL STEP.

To perform fine adjustment

To perform color balance adjustment within the current color balance range, reduce the value of

BAL STEP.

If you change BAL STEP from 05 to 03, the color balances of the test print are changed as illustrated.

5

Select the image which has the best color balance among the nine images.

If you want to change the color balance after you see the printout, adjust the color balance again,

referring to “To readjust the color balance” on page

57.

6

Display the values of BAL X and BAL Y corresponding to the ones of the image selected in step 5 by using the

G or g button.

Example: When the color balance (55 & 45) of the image printed on the top right is the best:

Display 55 for BAL X and 45 for BAL Y by pressing the

G or g button.

The color balance of the printed image has been adjusted to the values selected in step 5.

To readjust the color balance

When the desired color balance cannot be obtained in step 5, readjust the color balance.

You can also perform fine adjustment following the same operation procedures.

1

Display the values of BAL X and BAL Y of the image which is the most appropriate among nine images.

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To perform rough adjustment

To perform color balance adjustment beyond the current color balance range, increase the value of

BAL STEP.

If you change BAL STEP from 05 to 10, the color balances of the test print are changed as illustrated.

Making Various Settings

Assigning Functions to the Remote

Control Unit

You can control the printer using the RM-91 Remote

Control Unit (not supplied) connected to the REMOTE

2 connector on the rear panel of the printer.

Using the menu, you can assign the desired functions to the remote control unit connected to the REMOTE 2 connector.

In addition, the printer can be remotely controlled by a

pulse signal input to REMOTE 2. (See page 64.)

Also, you can control the printer using a personal computer.

1

Display the FUNCTION SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Make a test print by repeating steps 2, 3 and 4 in

“Adjusting the Color Balance” on page 55.

3

Select the image with the best color balance among the 9 images, if you can decide.

If there is not the image with the best color balance, repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have obtained the best color balance.

4

Go back to step 6 in “Adjusting the Color Balance” on page 55.

2

Select the desired RM 2 FUNC item, then assign a function.

Function to be selected

CAPTURE

PRINT

C & PRINT a)

(CAPTURE &

PRINT)

Operation

Has the same function as the

CAPTURE button on the printer.

Has the same function as the

PRINT button on the printer.

Captures an image to a memory page where there is not a queued image waiting to be printed and print them whenever you press the switch. If you press the switch while printing is being performed, the selected image is queued, with the queued image being printed once printing has been completed.

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Function to be selected

CYCLIC-C b)

(CYCLIC CAPTURE)

Operation

Captures images to memory pages where there are no queued images. It does this cyclically whenever you press the switch.

The printer continues to capture images, replacing the one previously captured with a new one.

CAP-STOP b)

(CAPTURE STOP)

Captures images in a memory page whenever you press the switch of the remote control unit.

Once images have been captured in all the memory pages, the printer stops capturing images and the message HIT ANY KEY appears.

BACK-SP a)

The cursor (green pointer) returns to its former position whenever you press the switch when the type of multiple reduced images has been selected.

POINTER+

STOP

The cursor (green pointer) moves to the next position whenever you press the switch when the type of multiple reduced images has been selected.

Stops printing after the current printing operation is finished whenever you press the switch of the remote control unit.

CAP/SRC

(CAPTURE/

SOURCE)

When the memory image is displayed, the source image appears when you press the switch.

When the source image is displayed, the image is captured in memory when you press the switch of the remote control unit.

However, the memory page is not changed. The previously captured image is replaced with the new one.

CAP/S PAGE b)

(CAPTURE/SOURCE

PAGE)

When the memory image is displayed, the source image appears when you press the switch of the remote control unit.

When the source image is displayed, the image is captured in memory when you press the switch. The memory page is also changed. The captured image is not printed.

Function to be selected

PRINT & PAGE

Operation

SRC & CAP

(SOURCE &

CAPTURE)

SRC & C PAGE

(SOURCE & b)

CAPTURE PAGE)

Starts to print when you press the switch if the image has been captured in the memory, and at the same time moves to the next memory page.

If the image has not been captured in the memory page, the printer does not work correctly when you press the switch of the remote control unit.

When you press and hold down the switch of the remote control unit, the source image appears.

When you release the switch, the image showing at the instant you release the switch is captured.

The memory page is not changed.

When you press and hold down the switch of the remote control unit, the source image appears.

When you release the switch, the image showing at the instant you release the switch is captured.

Then, the memory page is changed to the next memory page. The captured image is not printed.

a) When you use the remote control unit with this function, confirm that the source image is displayed on the video monitor. If not, press the SOURCE/MEMORY button so that the source image will be displayed. When multiple reduced images are being captured, after the last image is captured, the printer prints the captured image (or queues printing), then the printer goes to the next memory page.

b) When multiple reduced images are being captured, after the last image is captured, the printer goes to the next memory page.

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Adjusting the Brightness of the

Printer Window Display

When it is hard to read the contents of the printer window display, adjust the brightness using the menu.

1

Display the SYSTEM SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Select the LCD-CNTR. item, then adjust the brightness of the printer window display.

Adjust the brightness by pressing the

G

or g

button.

Selecting Whether the Operation and Error Tones Sound

Whenever you press a button on the front door, the operation tone sounds (one time). When an error occurs, the alarm tone sounds (three times). You can turn these tones on and off using the menu.

1

Display the SYSTEM SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Select the BEEP item, then select whether or not the operation and error tones sound by pressing the G or g button.

When you want to

Sound the tones.

Disable the tones.

Selection

ON

OFF

Setting the Baud Rate

When controlling the printer with a computer connected to the printer’s RS-232C connector, select the appropriate baud rate. For details, contact your nearest

Sony dealer.

1

Display the SYSTEM SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Select the BAUDRATE item, then select the desired baud rate by pressing the G or g button.

Baud rate (bps) Baud rate displayed on the menu. (The display changes from first two digit indication to four digit indication.)

1200

2400

4800

9600

12 t 1200

24 t 2400

48 t 4800

96 t 9600

Displaying the Remaining Amount of the Ink Ribbon

You can always display the remaining amount on the video monitor.

Note

Use the ribbon remaining display as a criterion.

1

Display the OUTPUT SETUP menu.

2

Select the RBN REMAIN item, then select whether or not the type of ink ribbon and the remaining amount are to be displayed on the monitor.

When you want to

Display the remaining amount.

Erase the information about the remaining amount of the ink ribbon.

Ink ribbon information

Setting

ON

OFF

Icon of ink ribbon

When the ink ribbon runs out or is not loaded, the message

“SET RIBBON” appears.

Number of printouts that can be made with the ribbon

Registering a User Set

You can store up to three settings of all the printer specifications set or adjusted by using the buttons or the

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menu, and store those settings as a user set. The printer retains these setting - even if you turn off the power.

Thus, different operators can make printouts with different settings by recalling the appropriate user set.

If the data of the recalled user set is modified, the printer operates according to the modified data. In such a case, the modified data remains effective until another user set is recalled on the PRINTER SETUP menu, even if you turn off the power.

After you finish all of the required settings, proceed as follows to register them as a user set.

1

Display the SYSTEM SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

If you want to name a user set, go to step 2.

If you do not want to name a user set, go to step 4.

2

Select the USER NAME item, then press the g button.

The USER NAME menu appears.

For detailed information on how to enter characters,

see “Entering a Caption” on page 35.

You can use up to 16 characters.

3

Select EXIT by pressing the F, f, G or g button on the USER NAME menu, then press the EXEC button.

The user name is stored, and the SYSTEM SETUP menu appears again.

4

Select the SAVE USER item, then select the desired user set number.

5

Press the EXEC button.

All data currently set and adjusted are registered in the user set number selected in step 4.

When you name a user set in step 2, the user name is also registered at the same time.

The printer operates according to this registered data unless you recall another user set. Also, if you modify the settings, the modified data remains effective until another user set is recalled, even if you turn off the power.

To make another user set

Perform all required settings and adjustments using the menus, then register them with another user set number.

To recall the user set and print

Select the desired user set by using the LOAD USER item on the PRINTER SETUP menu, then press the

EXEC button to execute the selected user set.

The printer operates according to the recalled user set. If you modify the set value, the printer operates according to the modified data until you recall another user set.

To retain the originally set values

Example: Modify the settings made for user set 1. Retain the original settings of user set 1 and register the modified set values as user set 2.

1

Select user set 1 from the LOAD USER item on the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Press the EXEC button to execute the selected user set 1.

3

Modify the recalled set values.

4

Select 2 from the SAVE USER item on the

SYSTEM SETUP menu.

5

Press the EXEC button.

The set values, modified in step 3, are registered as user set 2.

To copy the existing user set

You can copy an existing user set to another user set number.

1

Select the source user set number from the LOAD

USER item on the PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Press the EXEC button to execute the selected user set.

3

Select the target user set number with SAVE USER on the SYSTEM SETUP menu.

4

Press the EXEC button.

The set values of the source user set, selected in step

1, are copied to the target user set number selected in step 3.

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Miscellaneous

Precaution

Safety

• Operate the printer using the power source specified in

“Specifications” on page 63.

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

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

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

• Do not disassemble the unit.

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

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

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

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

Installation

• Avoid placing the unit in a location subject to:

– mechanical vibration

– high humidity

– excessive dust

– direct or excessive sunlight

– extremely high or low temperatures

• Do not use other electronic equipment near the unit.

The unit will not work properly in strong electromagnetic fields.

• Do not place a heavy object such as a monitor on the printer.

Condensation

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

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

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

Therefore, avoid storing the printing pack in locations subject to wide or sudden changes of temperature.

• To store a half-used printing pack, replace it in its original packing and reseal the package. If possible, keep the sealed printing pack in a cool, dark location.

To subsequently use the printing pack, place it, in its sealed package, in a warm room for several hours.

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

Location

To prevent internal heat built-up, leave enough room around the printer for air to circulate through the vents on the left hand side and top of the cabinet.

Before Transporting the Printer

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

Cleaning

Note

Be sure to turn off the power of the printer and disconnect the AC power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.

Cleaning the cabinet

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

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Precaution

Ink Ribbon and Paper

Both paper and an ink ribbon are necessary for printing.

Use the ink ribbon with the paper contained in the same package.

UPC-55 Color Printing Pack

Contains color ink ribbon cartridge and paper.

Color ink ribbon for 100 sheets, 2 rolls

Paper, 1 package (100 sheets) ×2

Note

If the paper has been exhausted, replace the ink ribbon together with the paper.

Specifications

Power requirements

100 to 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz

(for 100 to 120 V AC users)

220 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

(for 220 to 240 V AC users)

Input Current 2.8 A max. at 25°C

(for 100 to 120 V AC users)

1.2 A max. at 25°C

(for 220 to 240 V AC users)

Operating temperature

5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)

Operating humidity

20% to 80% (no condensation allowed)

Storage and transport temperature

–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)

Storage and transport humidity

20% to 90% (no condensation allowed)

Dimensions Approx. 280 × 125 × 398 mm (w/h/d)

(11 1/8 × 5 × 15 3/4 inches) (excluding

Mass

Printing system the projection parts)

Approx. 9 kg (19 lb 13 oz)

Sublimation heat transfer printing

Printable pixels

When printing the full-image: 2528 ×

1920 dots

Total gradation 256 levels each for yellow, magenta, and cyan

Printing time When the printer is set to high speed:

Approximately 20 seconds

Thermal head 14.93 dots/mm

TV system Selectable with the dip switch for

NTSC/PAL selection

In NTSC mode: NTSC/480i

In PAL mode: PAL/575i

Input connectors

RGB/Component (BNC × 3):

0.7 Vp-p

SYNC ON G: 0.3 Vp-p, sync negative

SYNC (BNC × 1)

0.3 to 4 Vp-p, sync negative

S VIDEO (4-pin mini-DIN × 1):

Y: 1 Vp-p, sync negative

C: 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p

(PAL)

VIDEO (BNC × 1) :

1 Vp-p, sync negative

AC IN (for power input)

Output connectors

RGB/Component (BNC × 3):

0.7 Vp-p

SYNC ON G: 0.3 Vp-p, sync negative

Ink Ribbon and Paper

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SYNC (BNC × 1)

0.3 to 4 Vp-p, sync negative

S VIDEO (4-pin mini-DIN × 1):

Y: 1 Vp-p, sync negative

C: 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p

(PAL)

VIDEO (BNC × 1):

1 Vp-p, sync negative

Controls connectors

REMOTE 1: special mini jack ×1

For RM-5500 Remote Control Unit

(not supplied)

REMOTE 2 (automatic printing connector): Stereo mini jack: × 1

For RM-91 Remote Control Unit

(See “Assigning Functions to the

Remote Control Unit” on page 58.)

RS-232C (Computer control interface):

D-SUB 25-pin connector ×1

Output: 5-kilohm load

Typical ± 8 V

Input: 5-kilohm load

High level 5 to 15 V

Low level –5 to –15 V

USB host port for the USB flash memory device

Supplied accessories

Paper tray (1)

Ink ribbon holder (1)

Before Using this Printer (1)

Instructions for Use (1)

CD-ROM (1)

Optional accessories

UPC-55 Color Printing Pack

Medical Specifications

Protection against electric shock:

Class I

Protection against harmful ingress of water:

Ordinary

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

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

Mode of operation:

Continuous

Using the automatic printing capabilities

(REMOTE 2)

If you send remote control pulse signals as illustrated through the REMOTE 2 connector, the printer can be remotely controlled according to the remote control

setting. (See page 58.)

CAPTURE timing pulse for REMOTE 2:

REMOTE 2 connector pin assignment:

MIN BUSY GND

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Specifications

Error/Warning Messages

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

Error Messages

If a problem occurs, the ALARM lamp lights in orange and an error message stating the problem appears on the monitor and in the printer window display.

In the error message introduced in the following tables,

“nn” indicates the number or symbol displayed in the actual message.

Error message

On the video monitor

SET RIBBON

SET PAPER

RIBBON REMAIN nn

SET RIBBON AND PAPER

REMOVE PRINTS

REMOVE PAPER TRAY

RIBBON END

CLOSE FRONT DOOR

CHECK RIBBON

CHECK RIBBON nn

CHECK PAPER:LOAD nn

CHECK PAPER: EJECT nn

Possible causes and remedies

On the printer window display

SET RIBBON

SET PAPER

RIBBON REMAIN nn

SET RIBBON

SET PAPER

REMOVE PRINTS

REMOVE PAPER

TRAY

There is no ink ribbon loaded.

tLoad the ink ribbon and paper. (See pages 12 and 15.)

• Paper has been exhausted.

tLoad the paper. (See page 15.) Also, replace the ink

ribbon.

• There is no paper tray loaded.

tInstall the paper tray. (See page 15.)

There are neither ink ribbon nor paper are loaded.

tLoad the ink ribbon and paper. (See pages 12 and 15.)

The maximum number of printouts has accumulated on the paper tray.

tRemove the printouts. Printing starts again.

The paper jams around the paper tray.

tRemove the paper tray and pull out any jammed paper.

(See page 68.)

RIBBON END

CLOSE

FRONT DOOR

CHECK RIBBON

CHECK RIBBON nn

CHECK PAPER nn

LOAD

CHECK PAPER nn

EJECT

MECHA TROUBLE:HEAD nn MECHA TROUBLE nn

HEAD

MECHA TROUBLE: PROCESS nn MECHA TROUBLE nn

PROCESS

MECHA TROUBLE: SENSOR nn MECHA TROUBLE nn

SENSOR

NO MEMORY STICK NO MEMORY STICK

The ink ribbon has been exhausted.

tReplace the old one with a new ink ribbon. (See page 12.)

(The ink ribbon cannot be reused.) In this case, if the white paper is ejected. Discard this paper.

The front door is open.

tClose the front door.

An ink ribbon that can not be used with this printer has been loaded.

tLoad the appropriate ink ribbon. (See page 63.)

• The ink ribbon has torn.

tRepair the torn ink ribbon. (See page 15.)

tWhen this message appears even though the ink ribbon is not torn, contact your Sony service facility or your Sony dealer to clear the error status.

Paper has jammed inside the printer.

tRemove any jammed paper from the printer. (See

page 68.)

Some trouble occurs in the printer.

tTurn off the printer once. Then turn on the printer again and try to operate the printer.

If the error message appears again, contact your Sony service facility or your Sony dealer to clear the error status.

There is no Memory Stick inserted.

tInsert the Memory Stick.

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Error message

On the video monitor

Read error in the Memory Stick.

Write error in the Memory Stick

USB MEMORY IS FULL

SET NEW STORAGE

The USB Memory File Name End

USB MEMORY ERROR

Write error in the USB Memory.

Set USB Memory again.

Possible causes and remedies

On the printer window display

MEMORY STICK

READ ERROR

MEMORY STICK

WRITE ERROR

USB MEMORY FULL

SET NEW STORAGE

USB MEMORY

FILE NAME END

USB MEMORY ERROR

USB MEMORY

WRITE ERROR

A problem has occurred with the “Memory Stick”.

tRemove the “Memory Stick” and then insert it again. If the message appears again, contact your Sony service facility or your Sony dealer to clear the error status.

The USB flash memory is full.

tUse another USB memory flash, or delete unnecessary files from the USB memory flash using a computer.

tWhen IMAGE COPY on the FUNCTION SETUP menu is set to CYC, these message do not appear and files are deleted in sequence, starting with the oldest.

A problem has occurred with the USB flash memory device.

tA USB flash memory device which the printer does not support was used. Use a USB flash memory device manufactured by Sony Corporation.

tRemove the USB flash memory device and then insert it again.

Warning Messages

In case of a warning, only warning messages appear. The

ALARM lamp does not light.

Warning message

On the video monitor

HIT ANY KEY

INPUT MISMATCH

NO INPUT

NO IMAGE

PLEASE WAIT PRINTING

MEMORY

PLEASE WAIT ADJUSTING HEAD

TEMP

PLEASE WAIT

PRINTING MEMORY

PLEASE WAIT

ADJUSTING TEMP

Possible causes and remedies

On the printer window display

HIT ANY KEY

INPUT MISMATCH

NO INPUT

This message appears when the remote control unit is used in

CAP-STOP (CAPTURE STOP) mode and when the printer stops capturing images once images have been captured to all memory pages (to the last point of the last memory page).

tPress any button. Printer operation is enabled after this.

• The TV system of the signal input from the source equipment (VTR, video camera and so on) is not compatible with the TV system of your printer.

tCheck the signal of the TV system and input the correct one.

tCheck the setting of the NTSC/PAL selector on the rear

panel. (See page 10)

• A signal other than a video signal (such as an audio signal, etc.) is input.

tInput the correct video signal.

• The printer is not receiving an input signal from equipment corresponding to the input selected on the

INPUT SETUP menu.

tCheck the input signal selected on the INPUT SETUP

menu. (See page 17.)

tCheck whether the video equipment is outputting a video signal in playback mode.

tCheck that the connections between the signal source

equipment and the printer are secure. (See page 10.)

NO IMAGE The image is not captured in memory.

tCapture the image in memory then start printing. (See

page 20.)

In the selected memory page, the captured image is being printed or queued.

tRetry the operation once the printer finishes printing.

The temperature of the thermal head is being adjusted.

tLeave the printer until this message disappears. The printer starts printing automatically.

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Error/Warning Messages

Troubleshooting

If Damage is Suspected

The following troubleshooting checks will help you correct the most common problems you may encounter with your unit. Before proceeding with these trouble checks, first check that the power cord is firmly connected. Should the problem persist after you have applied the remedy, unplug the unit and contact your

Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

Symptoms

Nothing appears on the video monitor even if you press any of the operation buttons.

No message appears on the regular screen.

Possible causes and remedies

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

tSet the POWER switch of the printer to ON.

• The POWER switch of the video monitor is not set to ON.

tSet the POWER switch of the monitor to ON.

• Connections may not be correct.

tCheck connections and rectify, if

necessary. (See page 11.)

An incorrect signal is input.

tSelect another input signal on the

INPUT SETUP menu. (See

page 17.) Or, set the connected

video equipment to playback mode, if it is currently set to another modes such as stop mode.

No message or image appears on the regular screen.

• If an image captured in memory appears when the SOURCE/

MEMORY button is pressed,

SOURCE on the OUTPUT SETUP menu is set to THRU.

tChange the SOURCE setting to

EE. (See page 51.)

• When the menu is displayed by pressing the MENU button, the

DISPLAY setting of the video monitor is set to OFF.

tSet the DISPLAY setting to ON by pressing the DISPLAY button.

(See page 41.)

No message appears on the printer window display.

The contrast of the printer display window is not set correctly.

tAdjust the brightness of the printer window display using the LCD-

CNTR. item on the SYSTEM

SETUP menu. (See page 60.)

Symptoms

The printer does not print.

A black line appears on the printout.

The printed image is partially cut out.

The printout is blurred.

The printout color is very pale.

The blank paper is ejected even if you press the PRINT button and RIBBON

END message appears.

Possible causes and remedies

• An error message appears on the display. tPerform the steps described in

“Error/Warning Messages” on page 65.

• Paper that cannot be used with this printer has been loaded.

tLoad the correct paper. Use only ink ribbons and paper for this

printer. (See page 63.)

• The paper is not loaded correctly.

tCheck which side of the paper is the printing side, then load the

paper again. (See page 15.)

Any portion for which there is no signal is printed in black.

tAdjust the image area to be printed.

(See page 54.) Then, capture a new

image and print it.

Only part of the video signal has been stored.

tAdjust the image area to be printed.

(See page 54.) Then, capture a new

image and print it.

A quickly moving image has been stored.

tSet the memory mode to FIELD by using the MEMORY FAME/FIELD item on the LAYOUT SETUP menu,

then print it. (See page 28.)

The paper is not loaded correctly.

tCheck which side of the paper is the printing side, then load the paper

again. (See page 15.)

The ink ribbon has been exhausted. Do not reuse the ejected blank paper.

tReplace the ink ribbon. (See

page 12.)

Troubleshooting

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If the Paper Jams

If paper jamming has occurred after the PRINT button has been pressed, the message “SAVING IMAGES...” appears and all of the images captured in the printer and all of the menu settings are stored. When this message disappears, remove the jammed paper as follows.

Note

Be sure not to turn the power off while the message

“SAVING IMAGES...” is displayed. Doing so results in image data that is not stored correctly.

1

Push in the paper tray to remove it.

If any printouts have been ejected onto the paper tray and have accumulated on the paper tray, remove them before removing the paper tray.

2

Check whether any paper is jammed inside the printer. If you find a jammed sheet, slowly pull it straight out.

3

Load the paper into the paper tray correctly.

Notes

• Do not reuse the jammed paper. Discard that paper.

• Use only paper recommended in this manual.

4

Re-insert the removed paper tray.

If you can not remove the jammed paper yet

Proceed as follows to remove the jammed paper.

Precautions

• Turn the printer power off and remove the AC power cord from the printer.

• When you turn the printer over, remove any connecting cables. If cables are broken or bent, this may cause fire or electrical shock.

• When you remove the jammed paper, be careful not to injure your fingers when touching the parts inside the printer.

1

Be sure to set the power switch of the printer to off and remove the AC power cord and other connecting cables.

2

Remove the ink ribbon cartridge and the paper tray from the printer.

3

Turn the printer over.

If you cannot remove the jammed paper even if you perform the operation in step 2, remove the jammed paper according to instructions described in the

following “If you can not remove the jammed paper yet”.

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If the Paper Jams

4

Remove the one screw with which the back cover plate is secured, using a coin.

7

Replace the back cover plate.

5

Pull the back cover plate up and remove it from the printer.

Note

When you put the back cover plate on, be careful not to catch your fingers or any other object.

8

Secure the back cover plate using the screw removed in step 4.

Confirm that the screw holes of the back side of the printer and the back cover plate match before securing them.

6

Remove the jammed paper slowly.

If you still cannot remove the paper

Do not try to remove it forcibly. Contact your nearest Sony dealer.

When using the printer again

Confirm the following before using the printer again.

• Confirm that any connecting cables and the AC power cord are securely connected.

• Reset the paper tray in the printer.

• When the power is turned on, a message appears.

Use the printer following the instructions given in the message. For details, see the following.

To turn on the power

When you turn on the power for first time after you have turned off the power with the message “SAVING

IMAGES” displayed, proceed as follows.

1

Press the POWER switch.

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The following message appears.

RESTORE MEMORY IMAGES? YES/NO

This message appears when you turn on the power for the first time after you have turned off the power with the message “SAVING IMAGES” displayed.

This message asks you whether or not image data and all of menu settings stored in the on-board

“Memory Stick” are to be loaded into the printer.

2

To load image data into the printer memory, select

YES.

If you don’t want to load image data in to the printer memory at this time, select NO.

Even if you select NO, you can load the data into the printer memory later.

For detailed information, see “Loading all of the image data and menu settings from the on-board

“Memory Stick” into the printer manually” on page

70.

3

Press the EXEC button.

When you select YES in step 2: the message

“READING IMAGES...” appears, and then another message “RESTORE FINISHED” appears.

The normal screen appears.

When you select NO in step2: the normal screen appears.

Note

When the message “SAVING IMAGES” appears, all of current menu settings are stored in a on-board “Memory

Stick”, in addition to image data. When image data are loaded from the on-board “Memory Stick” into the printer, all of the menu settings are also loaded.

Storing all of the image data and menu settings currently set in the printer in the on-board “Memory Stick” manually

1

Display FUNCTION SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Select STORE IMAGE by pressing the F or f button.

3

Select STORE by pressing the G or g button.

4

Press the EXEC button.

The message “SAVING IMAGES...” appears.

When this message disappears, the normal screen appears. Go to the next operation.

Note

In this case, image data and menu settings stored in the “Memory Stick” are overwritten.

Loading all of the image data and menu settings from the on-board “Memory

Stick” into the printer manually

1

Display the FUNCTION SETUP menu from the

PRINTER SETUP menu.

2

Select STORE IMAGE by pressing the F or f button.

3

Select RESTORE by pressing the G or g button.

4

Press the EXEC button.

Loading starts and the message “READING

IMAGES...” appears. Then another message

“RESTORE FINISHED” appears.

When this message disappears, the normal screen appears. Go to the next operation.

Note

When the message “READING IMAGES” appears, all of the current menu settings stored in the on-board “Memory Stick”, in addition to stored image data are loaded from the on-board “Memory

Stick”. The image data and menu settings currently set in the printer are overwritten.

Notes on “Memory Stick”

• A “Memory Stick” slot is built in the right side inside the front door. If a “Memory Stick” is not inserted here, the printer cannot save image data or load data.

Do not remove the “Memory Stick”.

• The “Memory Stick” is provided to store the image data of the printer. You cannot make printouts of image data stored via a digital camera or computer.

• If you lost a “Memory Stick”, prepare a “Memory

Stick” that exceeds 32 MB in capacity.

• The printer does not support “Memory Stick PRO” and “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.

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If the Paper Jams

Index

A

Accessories

ink ribbon holder 9 paper tray 9

Adjusting the color and picture quality

adjusting the color balance 55

adjusting the printout color 51

compensating for the input signals

50

eliminating the black lines produced on printouts 54

matching the video monitor color to the printer color 50

B

Blur

eliminating the blur 20

C

Caption

CAPTION menu 34

entering 35

Cleaning

cabinet 62

COLOR ADJUST menu 52

COLOR BALANCE menu 55

Connections

connecting the video monitor 11

connecting video equipment 10

for enabling remote control 12

D

Deleting the images stored in memory pages

deleting a certain reduced image

40

deleting all images stored in the memory 39

deleting images in a certain memory page 40

setting the function of the CLEAR button 39

Display

erasing the screen display on the video monitor 41

type and remaining amount of the ink ribbon 60

E

Eliminating the blur 20

Error messages 65

F

Full-size image printout

making 20

setting 29

FUNCTION SETUP menu 31, 39, 58

I

Ink ribbon

handling 15 notes on storing 15

Ink ribbon cartridge

if you cannot remove 13

loading 12

removing 13

INPUT SETUP menu 17, 50

Input signal 17

Introduction 5

L

LAYOUT SETUP menu 28, 30, 38,

44

Lithium battery

inserting 9

notes on handling 10

LOAD COLOR number

recalling 53

selecting 52

storing 53

Location and function of parts and controls

front panel 5

monitor display 7 rear panel 7

M

Memory mode

field mode 27 frame mode 27

selecting 28

Memory page

about the memory page 28

selecting 29

“Memory Stick”

loading all of the image data and menu settings 70 notes 70 storing allof the image data and

Menu

menu settings 70

basic menu operation 47

CAPTION menu 34

COLOR ADJUST menu 52

COLOR BALANCE menu 55

FUNCTION SETUP menu 31,

39, 58

INPUT SETUP menu 17, 50

LAYOUT SETUP menu 18, 28,

30

menu tree 46

OUTPUT SETUP menu 11, 51,

60

PRINTER SETUP menu 23, 24,

31, 54

sub menus 49

SYSTEM SETUP menu 50, 60,

61

WINDOW SETUP menu 54

Menu tree 46

Messages

error messages 65

warning messages 66

O

Operation 20

OUTPUT SETUP menu 11, 51, 60

P

Paper

notes on storing 16

Paper jams 68

Paper tray

inserting 16

Precaution

before transporting the printer 62 condensation 62 installation 62 safety 62

Preparation 9

PRINTER SETUP menu 23, 24, 31,

54

Printing

capturing another image while printing 26

fitting the printout to the paper 55

if a black line appears on the

printout 22, 54

if the captured image is blurred 20

if the color quality of the printouts is not satisfactory 22

if the paper runs out during printing 25

if the printer does not print 22

if the printout is blurred 33

making a printout with multiple reduced images 32

making a printout with white borders 33

making full-size image printouts

20

Index

71

making multiple copies of identical printouts 24

making printouts at high speed 22

making printouts with a caption

34

making printouts with a date 38

making printouts with file names

44

making printouts with the desired user set number 22

selecting the printout type 29

Printing pack

adjusting the color balance 55

available printing pack 63

Printout quality

adjusting the printout color 51

compensating for the input signal

50

eliminating the blur 20

Printout quantity setting 24

Printouts

note on storing 22

variations 27

R

Remote control

using the automatic printing capabilities 64

Remote control unit

using as a wired unit 12 using as a wireless unit 12

S

Setting up the printer on the menu

adjusting the brightness of the printer window display 60

assigning the function to the remote control unit 58

displaying the remaining amount of the ink ribbon 60

functions that can be set on menu

45

selecting whether the operation tone and error tones sound 60 setting the baud rate for the computer communication 60

Specification 63

System overview 5

SYSTEM SETUP menu 50, 60, 61

T

Troubleshooting 67

U

USB flash memory device

file name 42 removing 42 storing image data 42

when becoming full 43

User set

recalling 22, 61

registering 60

W

Warning messages 66

WINDOW SETUP menu 54

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Index

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