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Trendsetter News S

Platesetter

Model TST
User Guide
English

2009-10-13
731-01763A-EN-RevA

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Contents
1

Welcome to the Trendsetter system..............................................................................................1

2 Safety interlock system.....................................................................................................................3


3 Emergency stop buttons...................................................................................................................7
4 Print Console features.......................................................................................................................9
About the Print Console device control software.................................................................................................................9
Status indicators...........................................................................................................................................................................11
Print Console messages.............................................................................................................................................................13
Status bar.......................................................................................................................................................................................17
Remote notification feature......................................................................................................................................................17
Rescheduling feature..................................................................................................................................................................18
File grouping feature...................................................................................................................................................................19

5 Print Console modes........................................................................................................................21


About modes................................................................................................................................................................................21
Miniview mode.............................................................................................................................................................................21
Status mode................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
About Status mode............................................................................................................................................................22
Queue tab.............................................................................................................................................................................23
Messages tab...................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Tools mode................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
About Tools mode..............................................................................................................................................................26
Media Tool............................................................................................................................................................................27
Preferences...........................................................................................................................................................................32
Maintenance.......................................................................................................................................................................42
Device configuration......................................................................................................................................................... 43
Messages history...............................................................................................................................................................46
Resizing the information window...........................................................................................................................................48

6 Print Console Operations..............................................................................................................49


About Print Console Operations.............................................................................................................................................49
Going offline.................................................................................................................................................................................50
Accessing the interior of the output device.........................................................................................................................50
Clearing errors..............................................................................................................................................................................51
Stop operation..............................................................................................................................................................................51
Disconnect operation.................................................................................................................................................................53
Connect operation......................................................................................................................................................................53
Unload operation........................................................................................................................................................................54
Unlock operation.........................................................................................................................................................................54
Reset operation........................................................................................................................................................................... 56

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7 Device operation..............................................................................................................................57
About environment specifications......................................................................................................................................... 57
About starting and shutting down the output device .......................................................................................................57
Starting the output device................................................................................................................................................57
Shutting down the output device...................................................................................................................................58
About plate storage on Trendsetter output devices .........................................................................................................58
Loading media..............................................................................................................................................................................58
About loading and unloading a semiautomatic output device ..............................................................................59
Loading and unloading a semiautomatic device........................................................................................................59
About media registration, bending, and punching.............................................................................................................62
About media processing...........................................................................................................................................................63

8 Device maintenance........................................................................................................................65
About preventive maintenance...............................................................................................................................................65
Maintenance schedules....................................................................................................................................................65
Part numbers for replacement parts.............................................................................................................................66
About the exterior surfaces.....................................................................................................................................................66
Cleaning the exterior surfaces of the output device ................................................................................................67
About accessing the interior of the output device ............................................................................................................67
Opening and closing the front panels....................................................................................................................................68
About the edge detection strip...............................................................................................................................................69
Cleaning the edge detection strip...........................................................................................................................................70
About the plate roller.................................................................................................................................................................72
Cleaning the plate roller............................................................................................................................................................73
About the intake air filter..........................................................................................................................................................74
Replacing the intake air filter....................................................................................................................................................74
About the compressed air supply filters...............................................................................................................................77
Inspecting the compressed air supply filter system..................................................................................................79
Replacing the 5-micron filter..........................................................................................................................................80
Replacing the 0.01-micron filter.....................................................................................................................................82
About the UDRC filter system.................................................................................................................................................83
Replacing the particulate filter in the UDRC...............................................................................................................86

9 Troubleshooting...............................................................................................................................89
Avoiding problems.....................................................................................................................................................................89
Responding to recovery messages.........................................................................................................................................90
Buttons in recovery messages.........................................................................................................................................91
About idle state..................................................................................................................................................................92
About air pressure problems...................................................................................................................................................93
About image quality problems................................................................................................................................................93
About power failures.................................................................................................................................................................94
Removing stuck media..............................................................................................................................................................94
About removing stuck media (flyoff)............................................................................................................................95
Removing stuck media (flyoff).......................................................................................................................................96
Repositioning the trailing edge clamps.................................................................................................................................98
About repositioning the trailing-edge clamps............................................................................................................98
Repositioning the trailing-edge clamps........................................................................................................................99

Welcome to the
Trendsetter system
Welcome to the user guide for your Kodak Trendsetter output device
that is optimized for newspaper printing. The Trendsetter system
consists of an output device, a workstation with Print Console device
control software and workflow software, and in some cases a debris
removal system.

Before using the Trendsetter output device, read the Safety


Guide
The Trendsetter Platesetters and Imagers Model TST Safety Guide for
Operators (761-00093A) is available as a PDF file from the Help menu.
If you dont understand something in the safety guide, ask your service
representative for an explanation. When using the output device, you
must follow all of the safety precautions that are described in the safety
guide. Print the safety guide, and make it available to everyone who
operates the output device.
This user guide and the printed visual reference guide for your output
device provide recommended procedures for all the operating and
maintenance tasks that you can safely perform. The procedures include
any safety precautions that apply.
WARNING: Your failure to read, understand, and follow the information in the
safety guide, this user guide, and the visual reference guide for your output device
may result in the incorrect operation of your output device and could create a
dangerous situation. This could result in serious injury as well as damage to the
output device.

Trendsetter output device


The information in this this user guide helps you to:

Safely operate the output device.


Safely perform preventive maintenance.
Resolve problems.

Chapter 1Welcome to the Trendsetter system

Print Console device control software


The Print Console software allows you to monitor and manage the
progress of media through the output device. It:

Provides information about the status of media while it is moving


through the various imaging stages in the output device.
Has tools that allow you to customize media sizes, plate storage
settings, and working preferences (such as language or unit of
measure), and to review device capabilities or archived messages.
Allows you to view both image status and plate status at the same
time with the Miniview mode.
Allows you to control the output device when you need to perform
maintenance or a recovery procedure with a variety of operations.

Workflow software
All the information related to image status (job status) is managed in
the workflow software. Print Console provides information related to
media status. Check your workflow documentation to find procedures
for monitoring the status of jobs.

Debris removal system


The debris removal system extracts and filters airborne emissions that
are released when imaging certain types of media. The emissions are
drawn from the output device into the debris removal system through a
flexible connecting hose and trapped in a particulate filter. Some
devices may also have a chemical filter. The filtered air is exhausted
into the room. The debris removal system is fully automatic. Your only
interaction with it is to:

Change its filter when prompted to do so by a message that appears


in Print Console.
Clean its exterior surfaces.

Safety interlock system


All Trendsetter output devices are equipped with a safety interlock
system that reduces exposure to hazards by unlocking panels only when
it is safe to gain access to the areas that they cover.
Important: The safety interlock system is a critical safety feature. You will
jeopardize your safety and the safety of others in the vicinity of the output device if
you tamper with it in any way.

Trendsetter output devices use various types of interlocks to reduce the


risk of injury from the following kinds of hazards:

Write laser hazards (the invisible laser beam that exposes the
media)
Focus laser hazards (the visible laser beam that keeps the write laser
focused on the media during exposure)
Mechanical hazards (moving parts, such as the drum and carriage)

If you open or remove an interlocked panel while the output device is


operating, the output device stops sending power to the laser and halts
all mechanical activity. A message indicating a problem might appear in
your device control software. You are prevented from operating the
output device until all the panels are closed and locked.
If you open the interlocked plate bay door to load plates on an output
device with the autoloading option, the output device continues
exposing, but the picker does not move until the door is closed again.

Figure 1: Laser interlocked panel label

Chapter 2Safety interlock system

Figure 2: Location of the interlock switches behind the front panels

Figure 3: Location of the interlock switch behind the right-side panel


DANGER: Do not tamper with the safety interlock system on the doors or panels.

Do not attempt to open or remove panels while the output device is exposing
media.
Do not attempt to operate the output device with any of the panels open.
Do not try to operate the output device if the laser interlock system warning
message appears in the device control software. (This applies only to
messages about safety interlocks on panels. It does not apply to messages
about the safety interlock on the picker.)

Tampering with the safety interlock system can expose you to laser radiation and/
or moving mechanical parts. Exposure to visible and invisible high-powered laser
radiation can burn skin and can cause permanent degradation or loss of eyesight.
Moving mechanical parts can create a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: When opening a panel, wait a few moments before starting to work
inside the output device. It can take up to two seconds for the safety interlock
system to completely shut down the laser sources and up to five seconds for the
system to shut down the mechanical movement. Exposure to visible and invisible
high-powered laser radiation can burn skin and can cause permanent degradation

or loss of eyesight. Moving mechanical parts can create a hazardous situation,


which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: If you suspect that the safety interlock system did not shut down laser
sources and/or mechanical movement when you open a door or panel, use the
emergency stop button or the power/emergency stop switch to shut down the
output device. Secure the power/emergency stop switch in the off position with a
padlock, and do not operate the output device again until it has been approved for
operation by an authorized service representative. A defective safety interlock
system can expose you to laser radiation and/or moving mechanical parts.
Exposure to visible and invisible high-powered laser radiation can burn skin and
can cause permanent degradation or loss of eyesight. Moving mechanical parts
can create a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.

At the rear of the output device, next to the power/emergency stop


switch, there is a label that identifies a safety interlock override switch.
This switch is activated with a key that only service representatives are
authorized to use. Operators should never be in possession of this key,
nor attempt to activate this switch.

Figure 4: Safety interlock override label

Figure 5: Location of the safety interlock override label


DANGER: Unauthorized use of an interlock override tool such as a safety interlock
override (SIO) switch can expose you to laser radiation, moving mechanical parts,
and/or electrical shock. Exposure to visible and invisible high-powered laser

Chapter 2Safety interlock system

radiation can burn skin and can cause permanent degradation or loss of eyesight.
Moving mechanical parts can create a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.

Emergency stop buttons


Emergency stop buttons stop the operation of the laser and mechanical
movement.

Figure 6: Stopping laser operation and mechanical movement with the emergency
stop button

An emergency stop button does not disconnect power to the output


device. Therefore, you can continue to check the Print Console software
for information about how to solve a problem.
If you press an emergency stop button, you must reset it before the
output device can return to normal operation. To reset the button,
rotate it clockwise until it pops up, select the Reset operation in Print
Console, and follow the instructions in the Print Console recovery
messages.
The locations of the emergency stop buttons are as follows:

On the exterior of the output device, to the left of the loading area
Inside the output device, behind the front panels

Chapter 3Emergency stop buttons

Figure 7: Location of the exterior emergency stop button on an output device with
manual loading and unloading

Figure 8: Location of the interior emergency stop button


WARNING: Assume that laser and mechanical hazards may still be present for a
few moments after you press the emergency stop button, and remember that the
electrical power is still connected. When the emergency stop mechanism is
activated, the moving parts can take up to five seconds to come to a complete
stop. Exposure to visible and invisible high-powered laser radiation can burn skin
and can cause permanent degradation or loss of eyesight. Moving mechanical
parts can create a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
WARNING: Be aware that a defect can cause an output device to unexpectedly
resume mechanical operation while the emergency stop mechanism is activated. If
this happens, shut down the output device and do not use it again until it is
repaired. Moving mechanical parts can create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Print Console features

About the Print Console device control software


The Print Console device control software shows the status of plates or
other media as they move through each stage of an output device.

Device control software is not the same as workflow


software
Both the Print Console software and workflow software are installed on
the workstation.

The workflow software enables you to create and edit jobs, refine
input files into pages, assign pages to page sets and impositions,
proof pages and impositions, output to film or plate, monitor job
activity and status, and archive job files.
After you submit job files to an output device, Print Console enables
you to monitor the progress of the plates or other media as it moves
through the output device.

Print Console provides a Miniview mode that allows you to view both
Print Console (media) status and workflow (job) status at the same
time.

Print Console modes


Modes control what you see in the Print Console window. Use the
Modes pane at the left of the window or the Status, Tools, or Miniview
menus to select the view that is appropriate for the type of work you
want to perform.
Status mode displays the controls that you need to perform daily
tasks related to imaging media. Use it to monitor and manage the
progress of media through the output device.

The Queue tab displays information about media as it passes


through each automated stage in output device operation. Use the
Queue tab to track the progress of media through the output device.
The Messages tab displays recovery messages, which require an
operator action before the output device can resume operation. Use
the Messages tab to find why the output device has suspended
operation, and what you must do to resolve the problem.
The status bar shows the status of the Print Console connection to
the workflow, and explains why a tool is temporarily unavailable.

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The status indicator provides at-a-glance status information, that is


visible from a distance. This is a colored light that may flash,
accompanied by a written description of the output device status.
Roll messages provide information and warnings about what is
happening in the output device.
Prompts inform you that the output device cannot continue
operations until you perform some routine task. They provide
information about what to do.
Recovery messages tell you why the output device has suspended
operation and explain what you must do to resolve the problem.

Tools mode displays the controls that you need to configure new
settings, modify existing settings, or find information about the output
device.

Use the Media Tool to define media sizes for your output device.
This tool is available for editing and saving changes when the status
indicator displays Ready.

Use the Preferences Tool to set your working preferences, such


as language or unit of measure.

Use the Device Configuration tool to view output device


information, such as minimum and maximum measurements for the
media that can be used on this output device or the options that are
enabled.

Use the Messages History tool to review messages that have


appeared recently in Print Console.

Use the Maintenance tool to plan maintenance schedules and


to display a maintenance confirmation dialog, if one is required to
complete the procedure.

Miniview mode reduces the size of the Print Console window so


that you can continue to monitor information about the output device
while you are working in the workflow software.

Print Console operations


Use operations to control the output device when you perform
maintenance or recovery procedures. Print Console operations allow
you to control the connectivity between the output device and the
workflow software, control the locks on the output device access
panels, return the output device and thermal imaging head to their
default settings, or unload plates from the output device drum that are
waiting for an image. In your daily work, select the appropriate

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operation from the Operation pane at the left of the window, or from
the Operation menu to:

Go offline
Clear errors
Access the interior of the device
Unload plates that are on the drum but do not have an image
assigned to them

The selection of operations include:

Stop
Disconnect

Connect

Unlock

Reset

Unload

Solving problems that stop output device operation


When a problem occurs:

The status indicator light turns yellow and flashes to indicate that
you must perform some action before the output device can resume
operation. The written description of output device status is
Attention!
The Messages tab displays recovery messages that describe the
actions you must perform. It also provides buttons that allow you to
select the response you want and a question mark button if there is
a help topic specific to this problem.

More help
In addition to this help system, you can find information in other places:

Tool tips identify elements on the Print Console screen. Display the
tool tip by holding the mouse over an element.
When you select a parameter in one of the tools, a description of
the parameter appears at the bottom of the tool.
The procedures are also available in the visual reference guide.

Status indicators
Status indicators are colored lights accompanied by a written
description of the output device status. Use the colored lights to
determine status information from a distance. Use the written

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descriptions to confirm the output device status while you are near the
Print Console workstation.

Flashing lights
If the lights are flashing:

Flashing green means that you cannot perform any operation until
the output device has completed its current task.
Flashing blue means that the output device cannot continue its
current task until you perform some operation.
Flashing yellow means that the output device cannot continue its
current task until you resolve a problem.

Offline indicator

The offline icon can overlay any of the status indicator lights. It does
not change the text. When Print Console is offline:

No new jobs from the workflow appear in the Print Console Queue
tab.
If Print Console is offline because you selected the Disconnect
operation, the output device is finishing all jobs that are in the Print
Console Queue tab.
If Print Console is offline because you pressed the Stop operation,
the output device is canceling all jobs in the Print Console Queue
tab and is ejecting all active media from the output device.
Jobs from the workflow appear in the Print Console Queue tab again
when you select the Connect operation.

Confirm the status of the connection with the workflow system in the
status bar.

Meaning of status indicators


No Output Device

There is no communication between Print


Console and the output device.

Initializing

The output device is preparing for use. You


cannot perform any operations.

(flashing)
Ready

The output device is idle and is available to


perform operations. You can submit jobs.

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Working...
(flashing)
Working...
(flashing)

The output device is performing an operation. If


you are loading manually, you cannot load a
plate.
You must perform some action before the
output device can continue operation.

Attention!
(flashing)

If you are loading manually, you must load a


plate now.
For output devices that load automatically,
you must perform some routine action (not
a recovery procedure).

You must resolve a problem before the output


device can continue with the operation. Check
the Messages tab for instructions about how to
recover from the problem.
If you enabled Enhanced Attention! status in
Tools > Preferences > Display, the entire
screen flashes yellow. To stop the flashing
yellow screen, click once anywhere in the
screen. It will not flash yellow again (even for
new recovery messages) until you recover from
all the errors listed in the Messages tab.

Measuring...
(flashing)

On some output devices with automated


loading, the output device is determining the
quantity and location of plates in a plate
storage area. You cannot perform any
operations.

See also:
Messages tab on page 25
Display preferences in the Preferences Tool on page 35
Going offline on page 50
Stop operation on page 51
Disconnect operation on page 53
Connect operation on page 53

Print Console messages


Messages report normal output device operation, tell you when and
how to perform a manual task, and explain what you must do to solve a
problem. You have several ways to manage messages.

Roll messages: monitor normal operation


Information about normal output device operation
Warning about potential problems

Roll messages report normal operations that do not require an operator


action, but which may need to complete before you can perform some

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action. For example, when you start Print Console, a roll message
indicates that the software must complete initialization before you can
work in it. Use roll messages to monitor what the output device is doing
and what restrictions its current processes might have on your actions.
Roll messages appear in the Messages box in the upper-right corner of
the screen. When there are no messages, only the windows title bar
appears. When there are messages in the window, the title bar displays
the number of messages, for example, Messages (3). Use the scroll bar
in the window to move through the list of messages. A triangular
button at the right of the title bar expands the Messages box so that
you can view messages , or returns the expanded window to the view
that shows the title bar only .
Roll messages are read-only. They appear for a short period of time,
and then move to the Messages History tool, where you can review
them later. You cannot dismiss them manually. You can, however,
control the length of time that they remain in the Messages box by
selecting Tools > Preferences > General > Roll messages time-out.

Prompts: perform a routine action to continue normal


operation
You must perform a task so that the output device can continue normal
operation.

Prompts are wait-for-user messages that appear, one at a time, in a


large dialog box on top of the Print Console window. They appear
because the output device cannot continue operation until you perform
some routine operation, such as loading a plate manually.
Prompts remain on the screen until you do one or both of the following
actions:

Perform the requested action


Click the appropriate button on the prompt

After you successfully dismiss a prompt, you can review it in the


Messages History tool.

Recovery messages: solve a problem


How to resolve a problem that is affecting normal operation

Recovery messages appear because the output device encountered a


problem that must be resolved with an operator action. Use recovery

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messages to find what the problem is and what you must do to resolve
it. Recovery messages appear for:

Problems that suspend output device operation


Problems that do not suspend output device operation, but which
must be resolved. For example, you saved a change that affects
other output device configurations.

When the output device encounters a problem, Print Console displays


the Messages tab automatically. The Messages tab displays an icon
and one or more recovery messages, each with a message ID #,
Description, and Time. This information may be helpful if you contact a
service representative. Recovery buttons at the bottom of the tab allow
you to select an action to resolve a problem. If a relevant help topic is
available, you will also see a help button.
Both Print Console and the output device have other indicators that
direct you to the recovery message:

The Print Console status indicator flashes yellow and the text reads
Attention!
If you enabled Enhanced attention status, the entire screen flashes
yellow.
Depending on the device, error lights and/or status lights flash
yellow.
If you enabled the Remote Notification feature, you receive an email message about the error.

Recovery messages remain on the Messages tab until you resolve the
problem. After you successfully dismiss a recovery message, you can
review it in the Messages History tool.

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Message management
Message archive

Use the Messages History tool to review earlier


messages.
Configure the number of hours that messages
remain in the Messages History tool: Tools >
Preferences > General > Retain message
history.

Customized message
appearance

Configure text size: Tools > Preferences >


Display > Text size.
Control whether the Messages tab automatically
expands when recovery messages appear and
automatically returns to its normal size when you
dismiss all the recovery messages: Tools >
Preferences > Display > Auto expand messages
tab.
Control whether the Messages box
automatically expands when there are messages
in it: Tools > Preferences > Display > Auto
expand roll messages.
Control whether the entire screen flashes yellow
when a recovery message appears: Tools >
Preferences > Display > Enhanced attention
status.
Resize the information window.

Remote notification feature

Select Tools > Preferences > Remote


Notification to configure Print Console to send
messages to one or more e-mail addresses when
the output device requires an operator to
perform a task. This feature is for notification of
prompts and recovery messages, not roll
messages.

See also:
Remote notification feature on page 17
Messages tab on page 25
General parameters in the Preferences tool on page 34
Display preferences in the Preferences Tool on page 35
About the Messages History tool on page 46
Using the Messages History tool on page 47
Resizing the information window on page 48

Status bar

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Status bar
The status bar at the bottom of the window shows the status of the
workflow connection and provides information about status conditions
that may affect your ability to use some of the tabs or tools.

Information about workflow status


Information about the workflow is displayed at the right end of the
status bar:
The workflow is not connected. To connect, use
the Connect operation.
The workflow failed authentication.
The workflow is connected. To go offline, use
the Disconnect operation.

Information about tools that are disabled when jobs are


active
You can edit the Media Tool only when there are no active jobs. If you
are editing when a plate is picked, the status bar provides information
about why you cannot use the Apply or Revert buttons. This
information appears when you move the mouse cursor over the area in
the user interface that has its functionality temporarily limited for some
reason. At the left end of the status bar, a black information circle
blinks for a few seconds to direct your attention to this context help in
the status bar.
See also:
About the Media Tool on page 27

Remote notification feature


The Print Console remote notification feature sends e-mail messages
to a predefined list of recipients when the output device requires an
operator action.
You can set up the feature to send notifications for:

Device errors: the output device cannot continue operation until the
error is cleared
Device warnings: an operator action will be required soon

To use the feature, configure all the parameters by selecting Tools >
Preferences > Remote Notification > General. You can configure some
or all of the parameters by selecting Tools > Preferences > Remote
Notification > Options to customize it for your working preferences.

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Print Console sends the message as soon as an error or warning is


detected. Delivery reliability and delivery speed are controlled by your
e-mail service provider and your mobile telephone or pager provider.
See also:
Remote Notification preferences in the Preferences tool on page 39
Setting up the Remote Notification feature on page 41

Rescheduling feature
If you cancel a job before the media assigned to it is loaded onto the
drum, Print Console reassigns that media to the next job if the next job
uses the same media size. Or, if the media assigned to a job must be
removed from the output device, Print Console reassigns the job to the
next media of the same size instead of canceling the job.

Operator interaction with the rescheduling features


The plate and image rescheduling features are part of Print Consoles
normal operation. You do not need to do anything to enable
rescheduling. Rescheduling has a few limitations:

Rescheduling works only for jobs that use the same media size.
Due to limitations in some workflow software, Print Console cannot
search the workflow queue for the next job that uses the media size
that is already loaded. All jobs are imaged in the exact order in
which they are queued to Print Console.
If there are two plates on the drum and there is a problem with one
image, both images will fail.

Plate rescheduling
If you cancel a job after a plate has already been loaded, Print Console
uses that plate for the next job if the next job uses the same media size.
This feature saves plates and processor chemicals when you need to
cancel a job. If the next job can use the same plate, it also saves time.
If a plate (or plates) is on the drum without an image assigned to it:

An information message appears, informing you that a plate (or


plates) is on the drum waiting for a workflow job. The message
remains until an image is assigned to the plate (or to either of two
plates).
In the Operation pane, the Unload operation allows you to eject the
media, if desired.

Image rescheduling
Sometimes a picking or loading error damages the plate assigned to an
image and the plate must be removed from the output device. Print
Console reassigns the image to the next plate rather than cancel the

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job. This saves you the effort of having to resubmit the job from the
workflow software.
When an image rescheduling is required, you encounter this scenario:
1. A prompt informs you that the output device is going to try the
media handling sequence again.
2. You can click Retry in the prompt to approve or you can click
Disconnect in the prompt to take the queue offline, but not cancel
the images. If you think that a mechanical defect has caused the
picking or loading error, going offline until the defect is repaired
prevents the waste of plates. When the error is resolved, use the
Connect operation to restore the connection between Print Console
and the workflow software.
3. Print Console continues to assign the images to plates.
See also:
Unload operation on page 54

File grouping feature


File grouping is a feature for output devices with dual stack capability
(output devices that can image two plates at the same time) that
allows you to increase throughput.

How file grouping works


When Print Console receives an image from the workflow, it checks the
plate size required for the job. If the dual-plate loading option is
enabled for the output device, Print Console determines whether the
plate size is valid for dual-stack loading. If it is, Print Console waits for
the next image to arrive from the workflow, to see if it requires the
same plate size.

If the second image arrives within the time configured in Tools >
Preferences > Plates Handling > Plate grouping time-out and both
images require the same plate size, Print Console groups the images
and the output device exposes both plates at the same time.
If a second image does not arrive within the time configured in Plate
grouping time-out or if the next image requires a different plate
size, Print Console sends a single image to the output device and the
output device loads only one plate.

Best practices for using file grouping

Autoloading dual stack output devices achieve optimal throughput


when there is a steady flow of jobs from the workflow software. For
those times when there is only one image in the Print Console
queue (for example, when there is only one plate left to image in a
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throughput by configuring Plate grouping time-out for a short


period of time (for example, the default value of 15 seconds).
If you are working with exceptionally large files or a slow network,
you can increase the timeout. This will increase the likelihood of
being able to take advantage of the faster throughput available with
the dual stack option and the file grouping feature.
If your workflow software transforms files before sending them to
Print Console, the time required for the transformation process may
cause the timeout to expire. See if you can make the transformation
process more efficient. For example, if the TIFF Downloader in
Kodak Prinergy Evo software must rewrite a 1-bit stripped TIFF
file into a 1-bit tiled TIFF file, you can configure the third-party
software that is sending 1-bit stripped TIFF files to Evo hot folders to
output tiled TIFF files instead.
If your output device supports the single broadsheet picking feature,
consider enabling it. The output device will then load only one plate
if only one image is available when the timeout expires.
Check the documentation for your workflow software to see if it
also has production management features related to grouping
images.

Print Console modes

About modes
Modes control what you see in the Print Console window. Use the
Modes pane at the left of the window or the Status, Tools, or Miniview
menus to select the view that is appropriate for the type of work that
you want to perform.
The Status mode displays the controls that you need to perform daily
tasks related to imaging media.
The Tools mode displays the controls that you need to configure new
settings, modify existing settings, or find information about the output
device.
The Miniview mode reduces the size of the Print Console window so
that you can continue to monitor information about the output device
while you are working in the workflow software.

Miniview mode
The Miniview mode reduces the size of (but does not minimize) the
Print Console window. Use Miniview to monitor the Print Console
window while you are working in your workflow software. Select the
Miniview menu, or, from the Modes pane at the left of the window,
select Miniview.

What you see in Miniview


While in Miniview, you can monitor the progress of media through the
output device using the:

Status indicators
Queue tab

Manual return to the full window


You cannot work with any of the Print Console tools or use any of the
Print Console operations while in Miniview mode. You must return the
Print Console window to its full view by clicking the button at the
bottom of Miniview:

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Automatic return to the full window


If Print Console is in Miniview when the output device encounters an
error that requires an operator action, Print Console automatically
returns the Print Console window to its full view with the Messages tab
selected.

Miniview always in foreground


You can control whether Miniview is always in the foreground when it
is selected as your viewing mode. The default is Yes, which means that
Miniview always appears on top of other applications. If you select No,
the Miniview window behaves like a normal dialog box (other
applications can appear over it), and the Transparency parameter is
not available.

Transparency
If you want Miniview to always appear in the foreground, you can make
Miniview transparent so that you can view other windows through it.
Use Tools > Preferences > Display > Miniview always in foreground
to select a transparency percentage.
See also:
Display preferences in the Preferences Tool on page 35

Status mode
About Status mode
The Status mode displays the controls that you need to perform daily
tasks related to imaging media. Use it to monitor and manage the
progress of media through the output device. Select the Status menu,
or, from the Modes pane at the left of the window, select Status.

Status indicators
Status indicators provide at-a-glance status information, visible from a
distance. They are colored, and sometimes flashing, lights
accompanied by a written description of the output device status.

Messages
Roll messages provide information and warnings about what is
happening in the output device.

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Prompts inform you that the output device cannot continue operation
until you perform some routine task. They provide information about
what to do.
Recovery messages tell you why the output device has suspended
operation and explain what you must do to resolve the problem.

Status bar
The status bar:

Shows the status of the Print Console connection to the workflow


Explains why a tab or tool is temporarily unavailable for editing

Tabs
The Queue tab displays information about media as it passes through
each automated stage in output device operation. Use the Queue tab
to track the progress of media through the output device.
The Messages tab displays recovery messages, which require an
operator action before the output device can resume operation. Use the
Messages tab to find why the output device has suspended operation,
and what you must do to resolve the problem.
See also:
Status indicators on page 11
Print Console messages on page 13
Status bar on page 17
Queue tab on page 23
Messages tab on page 25

Queue tab
The Queue tab displays information about media as it passes through
each automated stage in output device operation. Use the Queue tab
to track the progress of media through the output device. From the
Status menu, select Queue. Or, from the Modes pane, select Status,
and then select the Queue tab.

Purpose of the Queue tab


The Queue tab:

Identifies which media is currently in any automated stage in the


output device. If this output device can image two media at a time,

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you will see two media in each stage as they progress through the
output device.
Indicates whether a media successfully completes its current stage
in the output device
Does not display information about manual stages of output device
operation, such as loading

The Queue tab provides information about media status only. All
information related to image status (job status) is managed in the
workflow software. Check your workflow documentation to find
procedures for monitoring the status of jobs. To view both image status
and plate status at the same time, use Miniview mode in the Print
Console software.
The information in the Queue tab is read-only. You cannot perform any
action in the Queue tab that affects the progress of the media through
the automated stages of output device operation. Use the Stop or
Disconnect operations to halt automated operation. In addition, if there
are jobs in any of the Queue tab stages, some tools related to media
configuration or media handling may be unavailable. For example, you
can use the Media Tool to configure settings only when the output
device is not imaging a job.
Queue information is available in both the full status view and in
Miniview mode.

Stages
The icons along the left edge of the Queue tab indicate the stages in
which media move through an output device. The stages start at the
bottom of the tab and finish at the top.
Unload Table

A plate is being unloaded back onto the load


ramp.

Drum

A plate is being imaged on the drum.

Load Table

Plates are being loaded onto the drum from


the load table.

Status
As media reach each stage, Print Console displays information that
identifies the media and provides status details.
Job Name

The job identifier provided by the workflow

Separation

The image color provided by the workflow: for example,


Cyan

Media Parameters

The media size (as defined in the Media Tool)

Status

Whether media in the stage has successfully or


unsuccessfully completed the stage

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An in-progress icon appears while an operation is taking


place. During the drum stage, Print Console displays a
progress bar while the output device is exposing the
image.
A success icon appears when the media successfully
completes a stage.
A fail icon appears if the media fails to complete a stage.

Ways to make the Queue tab easier to read


You can resize the columns to display more information.
See also:
Resizing the information window on page 48

Messages tab
The Messages tab displays recovery messages, which require an
operator action before the output device can resume operation. Use the
Messages tab to find why the output device has suspended operation,
and what you must do to resolve the problem. When the output device
encounters a problem, Print Console displays the Messages tab
automatically. Otherwise, from the Status menu, select Messages. Or,
from the Modes pane, select Status, and then select the Messages tab.

Message tab behavior when an error suspends output


device operation
The Messages tab displays an error icon.

If the Messages tab was empty before the


error suspended operation, Print Console
automatically selects the Messages tab, and
displays one or more recovery messages.
If there were messages in the Messages tab
before the error suspended operation, Print
Console does not automatically display the
tab.

If there is only one


message, Print Console
selects it automatically.
If there is more than one
message, you must select
one.

The messages include a recovery message


identification #, Description, and Time.
Any relevant recovery buttons for the selected
message appear at the bottom of the tab.
If there is a help topic for the problem, the
recovery message displays a help icon.

Operator action when the Messages tab appears


Instructions for resolving problems that suspend output device
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resolve a problem, Print Console removes it from the Messages tab.


You can review it in the Messages History tool.

Ways to make the Messages tab easier to read


A triangular button in the top right
corner of the tab expands the
Messages tab so that you can see the
entire recovery message.
A triangular button in the top right
corner of the tab returns the
Messages tab to its normal size.
Use the Preferences Tool to configure
the Messages tab to expand
automatically when there are
messages in the tab.

Tools > Preferences > Display > Auto


expand messages tab

Use the Preferences Tool to increase


the font size.

Tools > Preferences > Display > Text


size

See also:
About the Messages History tool on page 46
Using the Messages History tool on page 47
Resizing the information window on page 48

Tools mode
About Tools mode
Tools mode displays the controls that you need to configure Print
Console for daily operation. Select the Tools menu, or, from the Modes
pane at the left of the window, select Tools.

Print Console displays the tools that are appropriate for your output
device.
Icon

Tool

Use it to:

Media

Define media sizes for your output


device. This tool allows you to edit
and save changes when the status
indicator displays Ready.

Preferences

Set your working preferences, such


as language or unit of measure.

Device
Configuration

View output device information,


such as media limits or the options
that are enabled.

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Icon

Tool

Use it to:

Messages History

Review messages that have


appeared recently in Print Console.

Maintenance

Plan maintenance schedules and


display a maintenance
confirmation dialog, if one is
required to complete the
procedure.

Media Tool
About the Media Tool
Use the Media Tool to create, modify, and delete media sizes.

The purpose of the Media Tool is to collect certain types of mediarelated information into a named set of parameters (or media sizes)
so that you do not need to define media information each time that you
load plates. Instead, you select the appropriate predefined media size
from a list.
A service representative sets up the output device to image the media
you want to use, and then you create a media size for each of those
media. You can give the media size any name that helps you identify it
easily. For example, if you always use one type of media on a specific
press, you can identify it by the press name. As your media needs
change, you can edit or delete the media size.
The media size will appear in the Queue tab when the output device is
imaging a job with that media.
The media parameters that you see in your Print Console window
depend on the output device and the options that are enabled on the
output device. To review the media limits and options, see the Device
Configuration tool. The Media Tool parameters are grouped into
categories. Depending on your output device, some or all of these
categories appear in the Media Tool:
General: Name for the media size, media name, around drum length,
along drum length, media thickness
Options: Special handling options that can be configured to occur
automatically whenever this media size is used
Virtual Punch Location: Parameters for correctly positioning the press
sheet on the media if you use Kodak Preps software. The virtual punch
coordinate automatically locks the center of the press sheet edge to
the defined location of the virtual punch. The parameters that describe
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PostScript Printer eXtension (PPX) file. A PPX file is a supplement to a


PPD file and is created automatically when you create a PPD file.
See also:
Media limits in the Device Configuration tool on page 44
Options in the Device Configuration tool on page 46

Creating a media size


1. In the Media Tool, select the button for creating a new media size
( ) or the button for copying an existing media size ( ).
2. Create a name for the media size by selecting Media > General >
Name. Names must be unique, and cannot have spaces in them.
You cannot configure any other media parameters until you enter a
name. A typical media size name may include the name of the
manufacturer and the dimensions of the media (for example,
Thermal_Gold_15x20) or the name of the press on which the
media will be used.
3. Enter a value, or select an option for all the parameters in the
General category.
4. Continue defining parameters in the other categories as desired
until the media size is configured.
5. Click Apply to put your configurations into effect, or click Cancel to
discard all changes since your last Apply operation.
See also:
About the Media Tool on page 27
Editing a media size on page 28
Deleting a media size on page 29
General configurations in the Media Tool on page 29
Virtual Punch Location parameters in the Media Tool on page 31
Resizing the information window on page 48

Editing a media size


You can modify any parameter by typing over the existing value, or
selecting another option.
1. In the Media Tool, select the existing media size that you want to
modify.
2. Select one of the parameters that you want to change.
3. In the column to the right of the parameter, enter a new value, or
select another option from the list.
4. Continue editing parameters until you have made all the desired
changes.

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5. Click Apply to put your changes into effect, or click Cancel to


discard all changes since your last Apply operation.
See also:
About the Media Tool on page 27
Deleting a media size on page 29
General configurations in the Media Tool on page 29
Virtual Punch Location parameters in the Media Tool on page 31
Resizing the information window on page 48

Deleting a media size


1. In the Media Sizes area of the Media Tool, select the media size
that you want to delete.
2. Select the option for deleting a media size: .
3. In the dialog box that asks you to confirm the deletion, select Yes.
4. Click Apply to put your changes into effect, or click Cancel to
discard all changes since your last Apply operation.
See also:
About the Media Tool on page 27

General configurations in the Media Tool


The General category of parameters in the Media Tool lists all the
criteria that are required for creating a media size.
> General

>
Name

Unique identifier for this media size. It cannot contain any


spaces. All other media configurations will be unavailable until
you create a name. A typical media size name may include:

The name of the manufacturer and the dimensions of the


media (for example, Thermal_Gold_15x20)
The name of the press on which the media will be used

Media name
A selection of media that a service representative has
configured for use in this output device.
When a media is no longer configured for use in a output
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Around drum length


The around-drum (mainscan) dimensions of the media. Print
Console validates the dimensions based on the media limits
configured for your output device. You can review the media
limits in the Device Configuration tool.
The Around drum length and Along drum length dimensions
determine how the media is loaded onto the output device. If
the media will be loaded differently on the press cylinder, check
with your service representative to make sure that your
configurations produce the result you want.
If the dimensions for media length are converted from inches to
millimeters (or millimeters to inches), the resulting fractional
values can be difficult to read on the workstation screen. To
avoid this, the Print Console software rounds some values for
display purposes only.

Media lengths that are converted to inches appear as


fractions, rounded to 1/16 units.
Media lengths that are converted to millimeters appear as
decimals, rounded to 0 (zero) decimal places.

Along drum length


The along-drum (subscan) dimensions of the media. Print
Console software validates the dimensions based on the media
limits configured for your output device. You can review the
media limits in the Device Configuration tool.
The Around drum length and Along drum length dimensions
determine how the media is loaded onto the output device. If
the media will be loaded differently on the press cylinder, check
with your service representative to make sure that your
configurations produce the result you want.
If the dimensions for media length are converted from inches to
millimeters (or millimeters to inches), the resulting fractional
values can be difficult to read on the workstation screen. To
avoid this, the Print Console software rounds some values for
display purposes only.

Media lengths that are converted to inches appear as


fractions, rounded to 1/16 units.
Media lengths that are converted to millimeters appear as
decimals, rounded to 0 (zero) decimal places.

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Thickness
The thickness of the media. Print Console validates the
dimensions based on the media limits configured for your
output device. You can review the media limits in the Device
Configuration tool.
If plate thickness is entered incorrectly, the image will be scaled
incorrectly.
If the dimensions for media thickness are converted from inches
to millimeters (or millimeters to inches), the resulting fractional
values can be difficult to read on the workstation screen. To
avoid this, the Print Console software rounds some values for
display purposes only.

Media thicknesses that are converted to inches appear as


decimals, rounded to 3 decimal places.
Media thicknesses that are converted to millimeters appear
as decimals, rounded to 1 decimal place if greater than 0.19
or to 2 decimal places if less than 0.19.

See also:
Messages tab on page 25
Editing a media size on page 28
General parameters in the Preferences tool on page 34
Media limits in the Device Configuration tool on page 44
Resizing the information window on page 48
Reset operation on page 56

Virtual Punch Location parameters in the Media Tool


Use the Virtual Punch Location category in the Media Tool to define
virtual punch coordinates that correctly position the press sheet on the
media.
>

> Virtual Punch Location

Punch location
Provides a selection of virtual punch locations:
Middle of leading edge (the
default for plates)
Middle of trailing edge
Middle of home edge

Print Console automatically calculates


the virtual punch location using the
values set in Media > General >
Around drum length and Media >
General > Along drum length. It
displays the results as read-only values
in Relative to leading edge and
Relative to home edge.

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Middle of away edge


Custom

You must manually enter the


coordinates you want for punch
location in Relative to leading edge
and Relative to home edge.

Relative to leading edge


If you select Custom as the virtual punch location, this
parameter is available for editing. Type the distance from the
leading edge to the punch location. If you select any other
punch location, Print Console calculates this value
automatically, and this parameter is read-only.
Relative to home edge
If you select Custom as the virtual punch location, this
parameter is available for editing. Type the distance from the
home edge to the punch location. If you select any other punch
location, Print Console calculates this value automatically and
this parameter is read-only.
See also:
Editing a media size on page 28
General configurations in the Media Tool on page 29
Resizing the information window on page 48

Preferences
About the Preferences tool
Use the Preferences Tool to adjust Print Console to your working
preferences.

The Preferences Tool parameters are grouped into categories.


Depending on your output device, some or all of these categories
appear in the Preferences Tool.
General: This category contains parameters that include the:

Default unit of measurement


Language choice for the user interface
Length of time that messages remain in the Messages box and the
Messages History tool

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Display: This category contains advanced options that allow you to


customize how some Print Console features behave. You can:

Adjust the text size in some areas of the user interface


Set up the Messages box and the Messages tab to automatically
expand when they have messages
Control Miniview behavior and appearance
Make the Print Console window flash yellow to attract your
attention when there is a problem that you must resolve to continue
operation

PPD: Parameters that allow you to modify the characteristics of the


PPD files that Print Console generates. PPD (Adobe PostScript
language Printer Description) files contain information about the
options and supported features on the output device to which Print
Console is connected (for example, fonts, line screens, offset margins,
supported page sizes, and so on). PPD files are used by imposition
software to generate imposition plans. You cannot generate a PPD file
on demand. PPD files are generated by Print Console when you create
or modify a media size in the Media Tool or modify PPD parameters in
the Preferences Tool.
Plates Handling: Parameters that help you manage the:

Plate grouping feature


Plate rescheduling feature
Plate picking order

Remote Notification: Parameters that allow you to set up the Print


Console feature that sends e-mail messages to a predefined list of
recipients when the output device requires an operator action. You can
set up the feature to send notifications for:

Device errors: the output device cannot continue operation until the
error is cleared
Device warnings: an operator action will be required soon

Print Console sends the message as soon as an error or warning is


detected. Delivery reliability and delivery speed are controlled by your
e-mail service provider and your mobile telephone or pager provider.
You must configure all the General remote notification parameters to
use the feature. You can configure some or all of the Options
parameters to customize it for your working preferences.

Changing a preference
1. Select one of the preference Categories to display a set of
parameters: General, Display, PPD, Plates Handling, or Remote
Notification.
2. Select one of the Parameters. When you select one of the
parameters, its description appears in the information window at

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the bottom of the tool. You can resize the information window to
read the entire description.
3. In the column to the right of the parameter, either enter a value or
select an option from the list.
4. Click Apply to put your changes into effect, or click Cancel to
discard all changes since your last Apply operation.
See also:
About the Preferences tool on page 32
General parameters in the Preferences tool on page 34
Display preferences in the Preferences Tool on page 35
PPD preferences in the Preferences tool on page 36
Plates handling preferences in the Preferences tool on page 38
Remote Notification preferences in the Preferences tool on page 39
Setting up the Remote Notification feature on page 41
Resizing the information window on page 48

General parameters in the Preferences tool


The set of preferences that you see in your Print Console window
depends on the output device and the options that are enabled on the
output device.
> General

>

Measurement unit
Whether the default unit of measure for displaying and entering
values is millimeters or inches.
If the dimensions for media length and media thickness are
converted from inches to millimeters (or millimeters to inches),
the resulting fractional values can be difficult to read on the
workstation screen. To avoid this, the Print Console software
rounds some values for display purposes only:

Media lengths that are converted to inches appear as


fractions, rounded to 1/16 units.
Media lengths that are converted to millimeters appear as
decimals, rounded to 0 (zero) decimal places.
Media thicknesses that are converted to inches appear as
decimals, rounded to 3 decimal places.
Media thicknesses that are converted to millimeters appear
as decimals, rounded to 1 decimal place if greater than 0.19
or to 2 decimal places if less than 0.19.

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Display language
List of language preferences for the user interface. Before
selecting a Far East language, set up your Microsoft Windows
system with language support for Far East languages. See the
Print Console Installation Guide for information.
Roll messages time-out
Defines the number of minutes that a roll message appears in
the Messages box before it moves to the Messages History
tool.
Retain message history
Defines the number of hours that messages remain in the
Messages History tool. They will not be lost if the workstation
is restarted.
If you reduce the length of time, some messages that are
currently in the Messages History tool may expire under the
new parameter. When you click Apply, Print Console will delete
them. If there are many such messages, it may take some time
to delete them all. Do not exit Print Console until all these
deletions are complete.
See also:
Print Console messages on page 13
About the Preferences tool on page 32
Changing a preference on page 33
About the Messages History tool on page 46
Resizing the information window on page 48

Display preferences in the Preferences Tool


The display preferences help you customize how some Print Console
features behave.
>

> Display

Text size
A range of sizes for text in certain areas of the user interface
(for example, the Messages tab): Smallest, Smaller, Medium,
Larger, Largest.
Auto expand messages tab
Controls whether the Messages tab automatically expands
when recovery messages appear and automatically returns to
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Auto expand roll messages


Controls whether the Messages box automatically expands
when messages appear and automatically collapses when there
are no roll (information and warning) messages.
Miniview always in foreground
Controls whether Miniview is always in the foreground when
you select it as your viewing mode. The default is Yes, which
means that Miniview always appears on top of other
applications. If you select No, the Miniview window behaves
like a normal dialog box (other applications can appear over it),
and the Transparency parameter is not available.
Miniview transparency
Controls how Miniview appears when the cursor is not over it.
The default (Miniview transparency set at 0 percent) is for
Miniview to appear solid. You can see other windows
underneath Miniview by setting Miniview transparency at a
value from 1 to 90 percent.
Enhanced attention status
Controls whether the entire screen flashes yellow when the
status is Attention! The flashing yellow screen provides
enhanced visibility from a distance and prompts you to deal
with the recovery messages in the Messages tab. The flashing
can be stopped by clicking once anywhere in the screen. It will
not flash yellow again (even for new recovery messages) until
you dismiss all the recovery messages in the Messages tab.
See also:
Status indicators on page 11
Print Console messages on page 13
Messages tab on page 25
About the Preferences tool on page 32
Changing a preference on page 33
Resizing the information window on page 48

PPD preferences in the Preferences tool


Use PPD preferences to modify the characteristics of the PPD files that
Print Console generates when you create or modify a media size in the
Media Tool.
>

> PPD

PPD (Adobe PostScript language Printer Description) files contain


information about the options and supported features on the output
device to which Print Console is connected. This includes fonts, line

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screens, offset margins, supported page sizes, and so on. PPD files are
used by imposition software to generate imposition plans. You cannot
generate a PPD file on demand. PPD files are generated by Print
Console when you:

Create or modify a media size in the Media Tool


Modify PPD parameters in the Preferences Tool

PPD file path


Controls whether Print Console generates a PPD file when you
create or modify a media size. If you set this parameter to blank
(select the parameter and press Delete on the keyboard), Print
Console will not create a PPD file and the other parameters in
this category will not be available. If you create a PPD file path
(browse to a location and select or create a file name), Print
Console creates a PPD file or overwrites an existing file in the
chosen location every time you click Apply in the Media Tool.
RIP orientation
Tells Print Console the orientation setting in your RIP software:
Landscape or Portrait. The orientation you select here must
match the orientation in your RIP software. For example, if
Prinergy is your RIP software, you must select Landscape, or
you may get an output that is rotated on the media. Refer to
your RIP workflow software documentation to determine
whether your RIP is portrait or landscape orientation. Imposition
software uses the RIP orientation parameter in the PPD file to:

Determine the correct orientation for the media


Place the virtual punch coordinate. For landscape orientation,
the imposition software places the virtual punch on the x
dimension along the drum. For portrait, it places the virtual
punch on the y dimension along the drum.

Default resolution
The resolution (in dots per inch) for the output device that will
be the default selection in the RIP software: RIP Default, 1200,
or 2400.
Fix Apple LaserWriter problem
Controls whether Print Console adds a very small number to
each media size so that no two media sizes are exactly the
same size. This fixes a problem that occurs when a Apple
Macintosh LaserWriter driver encounters media with the same
size. It picks the first medium with the correct size that it
encounters, which may not be the medium that you selected.

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This size deviation in the fix is very small (less than 1/10,000 of
a point), which does not affect imposition accuracy.
Include standard PPD media
Controls whether to configure the PPD file to include standard
page sizes that have been defined for printers, such as letter,
legal, tabloid, and A4. They are provided for the convenience of
desktop applications only.
See also:
About the Preferences tool on page 32
Changing a preference on page 33
Resizing the information window on page 48

Plates handling preferences in the Preferences tool


The plates handling preferences help you manage the plate grouping
feature, the plate rescheduling feature, and the plate picking order.

>

> Plates Handling

The set of preferences that you see in the Print Console window
depends on the type of output device and the options that are enabled
on the output device.
Plate grouping time-out
This option applies to output devices that have the dual-plate
option enabled: the interval, in seconds, between the arrival of
an image and the arrival of a second image that uses the same
media size as the first image. If a second suitable image does
arrive, Print Console groups them and the output device images
both plates at the same time. If another image does not arrive,
the output device loads both plates, but images only one of
them. The maximum allowed value is 60 seconds. The default is
15 seconds. Increasing the time-out may help reduce the
number of blank plates, but may also decrease throughput.
Plate rescheduling time-out
The number of seconds that a plate waits on the drum without
an image assigned to it. This occurs when Print Console has
received an image and the output device has loaded a plate but
the image is canceled before imaging starts. (For output devices
with the dual-plate option enabled, the output device may have
received two images and loaded two plates, but one of the
images is canceled before imaging starts.)

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If another image that can use the already-loaded plate


arrives before the time-out expires, Print Console substitutes
it for the canceled image, and images both plates at the
same time.
If another image that can use the already-loaded plate does
not arrive before the time-out expires, the output device
automatically unloads the plate that does not have an image
assigned to it.

Or, you can override the time-out and remove the unused plate
manually. The Messages box displays an information message
telling you that the output device is waiting for an image to be
queued. If you do not want to wait, use the Unload operation to
unload the plate.
See also:
Print Console messages on page 13
Rescheduling feature on page 18
About the Preferences tool on page 32
Changing a preference on page 33
Resizing the information window on page 48
Unload operation on page 54

Remote Notification preferences in the Preferences tool


The remote notification feature sends e-mail messages to selected
recipients when the output device requires an operation action. All the
general preferences must be configured to set up the feature. Use the
optional remote notification preferences to customize the feature.
>

> Remote Notification

General
Send remote notifications
Determines whether Print Console sends e-mail messages to
selected recipients when the output device requires an operator
action. If you select Yes, the other parameters in this category
become available. You must then configure an E-mail server, at
least one E-mail address, and any options that you want to
enable.
If you must disable the remote notification feature (select No
for Send remote notifications) for extended output device
servicing, the other remote notification settings are preserved.
When you select Yes to re-enable the feature, you will not need
to reconfigure the other settings.

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E-mail server
The address of the SMTP mail server that accepts e-mail
messages from this workstation.
Best practice: Use an in-house SMTP mail server that has a
firewall and other appropriate security features enabled.
E-mail address
E-mail address for each person who will receive the
notifications. If there is more than one e-mail address, they
must be separated with semicolons (;). This parameter can
include addresses for e-mail accounts, mobile telephones,
pagers, and personal digital assistants. You can also have
remote notifications sent as text messages to a mobile
telephone or a pager. For the setup procedure, contact your cell
phone or pager service provider.

Options
Device name
If you have more than one output device in your prepress area,
this option allows you to identify which output device requires
operator attention. You can enter any name that is meaningful
to the e-mail recipients. The device name is used in the e-mail
header.
Send device errors
Optional parameter that determines whether Print Console
sends notification of output device errors. When there is an
output device error, the output device cannot continue
operation until an error is cleared.
Send errors fixed timeout
This parameter is available if you select Yes for the Send device
errors parameter. It determines whether Print Console sends a
confirmation that an error is fixed during an interval when the
operator may still be clearing errors.
The process of clearing an error may involve several steps, each
of which may generate more error messages and send more email notifications. If you do not want to receive a stream of email notifications while you are clearing an error, you can
configure Print Console to wait a specified length of time after
the last error has been cleared before sending a message
confirming that the error has been fixed or sending a message

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about more errors. The range of allowed values is 1 to 60


minutes. The default time-out is 5 minutes.
Send device warnings
Optional parameter that determines whether Print Console
sends notification of device warnings. When there is a device
warning, the output device will soon require an operation action
so that it can continue operation.
See also:
About the Preferences tool on page 32
Changing a preference on page 33
Setting up the Remote Notification feature on page 41
Resizing the information window on page 48

Setting up the Remote Notification feature


1. In the Preferences Tool, select the Remote Notification category.
2. Select Parameters > General > Send remote notifications, and
select Yes.
3. Select Parameters > General > E-mail server, and enter the address
of the SMTP mail server that accepts e-mail messages from this
workstation.
It is a best practice to use an in-house SMTP mail server that has a
firewall and other appropriate security features enabled.
4. Under Parameters > General > E-mail address, enter an e-mail
address for each person who will receive the notifications.
If you enter more than one e-mail address, separate the addresses
with semicolons (;). You can enter addresses for e-mail accounts,
mobile telephones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. You can
also have remote notifications sent as text messages to a mobile
telephone or a pager. For the setup procedure, contact your cell
phone or pager service provider.
5. Click Apply.
Print Console sends a test message to each e-mail address you have
entered.
6. Enter a value or select an option for any desired parameters in the
Options category category to customize the remote notification
setup.
7. Click Apply to put your configurations into effect, or click Cancel to
discard all changes since your last Apply operation.
See also:
Changing a preference on page 33
Remote Notification preferences in the Preferences tool on page 39
Resizing the information window on page 48

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Maintenance
Use the Maintenance tool to plan maintenance schedules and to
display a maintenance confirmation dialog, if one is required to
complete the procedure.

About the Maintenance tool


Use the Maintenance tool to plan maintenance schedules and to
display a maintenance confirmation dialog, if one is required to
complete the procedure.

Some components of the output device must be regularly cleaned or


replaced to achieve optimal performance and quality and to prevent
damage to your output device. The maintenance schedule for your
output device advises you to perform various maintenance tasks:

At specified intervals (for example, weekly, monthly, every six


months)
When required (for example, more frequent air filter changes in a
dusty operating environment)

Print Console provides maintenance reminders, based on appropriate


measures of usage (for example, time or media usage). The
Maintenance tool has parameters that allow you to see how much time
or capacity has been consumed since the last maintenance procedure.
If the procedure requires confirmation that you have performed it, you
can use the tool to display the confirmation dialog. This allows you to
perform the procedure at your convenience, rather than interrupting
production when the prompt appears.

UDRC chemical filter parameters in the Maintenance tool


Read-only parameter that indicates how much of the chemical filter
capacity has been consumed.
Chemical filter usage
When the filter is 80% full, a message in the Print Console
Messages tab informs you that the filter is almost full, and
advises you to order a replacement filter. When the filter is
100% full, the output device finishes its current job, and then
stops imaging. Because emissions due to improper filter
maintenance might be harmful, the output device will not
resume operation until you replace the filter, type your name in
the confirmation dialog, and click OK. If you do not want to
interrupt production when the full filter message appears, use

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this parameter to plan filter replacement at a more convenient


time.
Replace chemical filter
Displays the filter replacement confirmation dialog that:

Directs you to the filter replacement procedure


Allows you to confirm that you have replaced the filter so
that the output device can resume operation

Device configuration
About the Device Configuration tool
Use the Device Configuration tool to verify the properties of your
output device. Its read-only information helps find information needed
by your service representative.

When you select one of the parameters, its description appears in the
information window at the bottom of the tool. You can resize the
information window to read the entire description. The Device
Configuration tool has several categories of information:

General: Model name, serial number, resolutions, head type, and


drum registration
Media limits: Describes the minimum and maximum
measurements for the media that can be used on this output device
and indicates how much of the media will be covered by the clamps
on the drum
Options: Lists the options that are configured for this output device

General configurations in the Device Configuration tool


The General category of parameters in the Device Configuration tool
lists model name, serial number, resolutions, head type, and drum
registration.
>

> General

Model name
Identifies the type of output device.
Serial number
Displays the unique identifier for this output device. Have the
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information can also be found on the dataplate label on the back


panel of the output device.
Resolutions
Lists the resolution or resolutions that this output device can
image.
Head type
Identifies the type of thermal imaging head that has been
installed in this output device. It may be:

Thermal 1 head (TH1)


Thermal 2 head (TH2)
Thermal 3 head (TH3)

All questions about the thermal imaging head should be


directed to your service representative. Operators should never
attempt any maintenance or repair procedures on the thermal
imaging head. See the safety guide that is available through the
Help menu.
Drum registration
Identifies the way that the registration pins are positioned on
the drum. The output device detects correct registration of the
media by its alignment to the registration pins. The output
device is equipped with either four or six pins on the drum, in
one of these registration systems:

Classic: The traditional 4-pin registration system


Universal Narrow: A 6-pin registration system that allows
output devices to use the same pin spacing for both singleplate and dual-plate loading
Universal Wide: A 6-pin registration system that allows
output devices to use the same pin spacing for single-plate
and dual-plate loading, XL plates, and XXL plates

See also:
About the Device Configuration tool on page 43
Resizing the information window on page 48

Media limits in the Device Configuration tool


The Media limits category of parameters in the Device Configuration
tool describes minimum and maximum measurements for the media
that can be used on this output device and includes information about
how much of the media will be covered by the clamps on the drum.
When you set up new media sizes, their lengths and thicknesses must
be within the ranges described in this category.

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>

> Media limits

Around drum length


The range of media dimensions that can be used in the arounddrum (mainscan) direction. For output devices with an
autoloading option, some of the smaller media sizes require the
manual load procedure. See the output device specifications for
details.
Along drum length
The range of media dimensions that can be used in the alongdrum (subscan) direction. For output devices with an
autoloading option, some of the smaller media sizes require the
manual load procedure. See the output device specifications for
details.
Media Thickness
The range of media thicknesses that can be used on this output
device. See the output device specifications for details. This
parameter appears only if it is applicable to your output device.
Thickness (plate)
The range of plate thicknesses that can be used on this output
device. See the output device specifications for details. This
parameter appears only if it is applicable to your output device.
Thickness (film)
The range of film thicknesses that can be used on this output
device. See the specifications for your output device for details.
This parameter appears only if it is applicable to your output
device.
Leading-edge clamp margin
The amount of the plate covered by the leading-edge clamps
and unavailable for imaging.
Trailing-edge clamp margin
The amount of the plate covered by the trailing-edge clamps
and unavailable for imaging.
See also:
About the Device Configuration tool on page 43
Resizing the information window on page 48

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Options in the Device Configuration tool


The Options category of parameters in the Device Configuration tool
lists the options that are configured for this output device. To change
these options, contact your service representative.
>

> Options

Has side-edge registration


Indicates whether the side-edge registration feature has been
enabled.
Has edge detect camera
Indicates whether this output device has a camera that can
detect the edge of the plate for registration purposes. If it does,
it can use some of the configurable registration options.
Has plate rotator
Indicates whether the rotator feature has been enabled for an
autoloading output device. If it has been enabled, an imaged
plate can be rotated 90 on the unload table before being
ejected to a plate processor or plate stacker. You can configure
a media size to use the rotator feature.
Has plate puncher
Indicates whether the output device has the internal plate
punch option installed.
Has variable resolution
Indicates whether variable mainscan resolution (VMR) imaging
is available on this output device. If it is, you can configure this
feature in your workflow software.
See also:
About the Device Configuration tool on page 43
Resizing the information window on page 48

Messages history
Use the Messages History tool to review messages that are no longer
active, but which may be useful for troubleshooting purposes.

About the Messages History tool


Use the Messages History tool to review messages that are no longer
active, but which may be useful for troubleshooting purposes.

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All the message types that appear in Print Console are available in the
Messages History tool:
Icon

Message type

Arrives in the Messages History tool after:

Information
message

Remaining in the Messages box the length of time


configured at Tools > Preferences > General > > Roll
messages time-out

Warning
message
Prompt

You perform the requested action or click the


appropriate button

Recovery
message

The error condition has been successfully resolved

You can configure the number of hours that messages remain in the
Messages History tool by selecting Tools > Preferences > General >
Retain message history. Messages will remain in the Messages
History tool this length of time, and will not be lost if the workstation is
restarted.
See also:
Print Console messages on page 13
Using the Messages History tool on page 47
Resizing the information window on page 48

Using the Messages History tool


1. Select one or more message types to display message summaries.
Summaries include Message #, Time that the message arrived in
the Messages History tool, and a brief Description of message
contents.
2. Select a message summary to see the entire message in the Full
Description section.
The time shown in the Full Description section is the time that the
message was generated. You can scroll the information window to
read the entire description.
See also:
Print Console messages on page 13
About the Messages History tool on page 46
Resizing the information window on page 48

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Resizing the information window


To display more information, you can change the width of columns in
the Queue tab or the height of the information window at the bottom of
a tool.
1. Move the cursor over the border of the column or window.
2. When the pointer becomes a double-headed arrow, hold down the
left mouse button and drag the border to where you want it.

Print Console
Operations

About Print Console Operations


Use operations to control the output device when you perform
maintenance or recovery procedures. Select the appropriate operation
from the Operation pane at the left of the window, or from the
Operation menu.

Device control tasks that require Print Console operations


Print Console operations allow you to control the connectivity between
the output device and the workflow software, control the locks on the
output device access panels, return the output device and thermal
imaging head to their default settings, and unload plates from the
output device drum that are waiting for an image. In your daily work,
use Operation buttons or menu options to:

Go offline
Clear errors
Access the interior of the device
Unload plates that are on the drum but do not have an image
assigned to them

Operation availability
The Operation pane and menu include only the operations that can be
used on your output device. These include:
Button

Menu item
Stop
Disconnect
Connect
Unlock

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Button

Menu item
Reset
Unload

Going offline
Going offline halts imaging tasks (picking, loading, imaging, unloading),
and clears media from the output device.
The workflow software continues to queue jobs, but Print Console
temporarily blocks the queued jobs from entering any imaging stages.
Go offline when you need to perform maintenance tasks or recovery
procedures.
1. Use either the Stop operation (cancel active jobs and eject all
media) or the Disconnect operation (finish and unload active jobs)
to prepare the output device for maintenance or error recovery.
Some messages may also have Offline or Disconnect buttons.
2. When you finish the maintenance task or recovery procedure, use
the Connect operation to restore the connection with the workflow
software.
3. Check the status bar at the bottom of the window to confirm the
connection status.
See also:
Status bar on page 17

Accessing the interior of the output device


You must unlock the output device panels to get inside the output
device to perform preventative maintenance tasks or a recovery
procedure.
Before accessing the interior areas, it is a best practice to temporarily
block new jobs from entering the Print Console queue and to allow
active jobs to complete imaging and unload.
WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away
from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving

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parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

1. Use the Disconnect operation to complete all imaging tasks


currently underway, and to prevent new jobs from entering the Print
Console queue.
2. Wait for all active jobs to unload.
3. Use the Unlock operation to release the locks on the output device
panels and doors.
If you unlock panels while the output device is operating, the
interlock system will halt all mechanical activity and remove power
from the laser. Print Console will display a prompt, warning that this
action will cancel jobs.
4. When you finish the maintenance task or recovery procedure and
close the access panels, the lock is automatically restored.
The panels must be closed and locked before the output device can
perform any loading or imaging tasks.
5. Use the Connect operation to restore the connection with the
workflow software.
See also:
Going offline on page 50
Stop operation on page 51
Disconnect operation on page 53
Connect operation on page 53
Unlock operation on page 54

Clearing errors
If the information in a recovery message does not help you clear an
output device error successfully, you can try restarting the output
device and the thermal imaging head to make them revert to their
default settings.
If you encounter an error condition that cannot be cleared by
following the instructions in Print Console recovery messages, use
the Reset operation to restart both the output device and the
thermal imaging head.
Selecting Reset will cause the output device and the thermal head
to revert to their default settings.
See also:
Reset operation on page 56

Stop operation
Stop temporarily blocks new jobs from entering the Print Console
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already in the output device, and stops all output device operations.
From the Operation menu, select Stop. Or, from the Operation pane,
click the Stop button.

When to select Stop


Select Stop when you need to quickly halt output device operation so
that you can perform maintenance tasks or recovery procedures on the
output device. If you want to stop output device operation without
canceling jobs that are active in the output device, select Disconnect
instead of Stop. Stop temporarily blocks the connection between the
output device and the workflow. It does not disconnect the output
device from the workflow.

What happens when you select Stop


If there are active jobs in the output device (jobs that are currently in
the Print Console Queue tab) when you select Stop, Print Console
displays a message asking for confirmation that you want to proceed. If
you continue with the Stop operation and the connection is
successfully blocked:

The workflow software continues to send jobs to Print Console, but


Print Console does not initiate any more jobs in the output device.
All newly-queued jobs from the workflow software remain in the
queue, but they are not sent to the output device for imaging. You
will not see any new jobs enter the Print Console Queue tab while
Stop is in effect.
Print Console cancels all jobs that appear in the Queue tab, and the
output device ejects all media associated with the active jobs.
You can continue to load media, define media, and so on while the
output device is disconnected from the workflow software.
The Disconnect button and menu option change to Connect.
The status bar at the bottom of the window continues to display an
icon showing that the workflow software is connected (although
temporarily blocked).
The offline icon overlays the status indicator.

Best practice when using Stop


If you want to reprioritize an important job, it is more effective to
cancel jobs from the workflow software rather than to select Stop.
Canceling jobs from the workflow software provides an opportunity to
reuse the media on the drum if it has not already been committed to
imaging.

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Disconnect operation
Disconnect temporarily blocks new jobs from becoming active in the
output device, and allows jobs that already appear in the Print Console
Queue tab to complete imaging and unloading. From the Operation
menu, select Disconnect. Or, from the Operation pane, select the
Disconnect button.

When to select Disconnect


Select Disconnect when you want to stop output device operation
without canceling jobs that are currently active in the output device.
For example, select Disconnect to temporarily block new jobs so that
you can perform maintenance tasks on the output device. If you want
the output device to stop operation immediately (cancel all current
jobs and eject all media), select Stop instead of Disconnect.
Disconnect temporarily blocks the connection between the output
device and the workflow. It does not disconnect the output device from
the workflow.

What happens when you select Disconnect


When the connection is successfully blocked:

The workflow software continues to send jobs to Print Console, but


Print Console does not initiate any more jobs in the output device.
All newly-queued jobs from the workflow software remain in the
queue, but they are not sent to the output device for imaging. You
will not see any new jobs enter the Print Console Queue tab while
Disconnect is in effect.
All jobs that appear in the Queue tab when you select Disconnect
continue through the imaging stages and unload normally.
You can continue to load media, define media, and so on while the
output device is disconnected from the workflow software.
The Disconnect button and menu option change to Connect.
The status bar at the bottom of the window continues to display an
icon showing that the workflow software is connected (although
temporarily blocked).
The offline icon overlays the status indicator.

Connect operation
Connect restores the connection between the workflow software and
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temporarily block the connection. From the Operation menu, select


Connect. Or, from the Operation pane, click the Connect button.

When to select Connect


Select Connect to restore the connection between Print Console and
the workflow software when you complete output device maintenance
or error recovery procedures.

What happens when you select Connect


When the connection is successfully restored:

New jobs from the workflow software appear in the Print Console
Queue tab.
The Connect button and menu option change to Disconnect.
The status bar at the bottom of the window displays an icon
confirming that the workflow software is connected.

Unload operation
The Unload operation ejects unimaged plates that are on the drum
waiting for an image. From the Operation menu, select Unload. Or,
from the Operation pane, click the Unload button.

When to select Unload


Unload works with the rescheduling feature. If you cancel a job after its
plates are loaded onto the drum but before the imaging process starts,
the plates remain on the drum until another image is assigned to them.
If the next image can use the same media size, this feature saves
plates, processor chemicals, and time. If, however, there are no images
for this plate and you want to unload it, select Unload.
Note: You cannot select Unload for any other purpose, such as removing media in
response to a recovery message. Unload is not available when there is a recovery
message in the Messages tab. It is available only when there is a plate on the drum
that does not have an image assigned to it.

Unlock operation
Unlock releases the locks on doors and panels that operators must
open to perform maintenance or recovery tasks. From the Operation
menu, select Unlock. Or, from the Operation pane, click the Unlock
button.

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Why doors and panels are locked


Output devices use lasers to image media. The lasers emit radiation
that can cause temporary or permanent eye damage, burn skin, or
ignite a slip sheet. In addition to the laser hazards, the output device
drum revolves up to several hundred times per minute when the output
device is imaging media. The doors and panels on the output device
create a physical barrier between operator and the laser and
mechanical hazards. The output devices safety system permits
operation only when all the doors and panels are closed and locked.
Select Unlock as part of the panel removal procedure when you must
access the interior areas to perform maintenance and recovery tasks.
DANGER: Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of exposing everyone in the
vicinity of the output device to laser radiation (either directly from the laser
system or reflected from shiny or matte surfaces):

Do not operate the output device if you suspect that any part of the laser
system is defective.
Do not tamper with the interlock system on the access panels or doors.
Do not attempt to open or remove doors or panels while the output device is
exposing media.
Do not attempt to operate the output device with any of the doors or panels
open.
Do not look directly or indirectly into the laser beam.

The thermal imaging head emits both visible and invisible high-powered laser
radiation as part of its normal imaging process. Even brief exposure to either type
of laser radiation can burn skin and can cause permanent degradation or loss of
eyesight. In the presence of flammable material, the laser beam is also a fire
hazard.
WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away
from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving
parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Device behavior when you unlock panels and doors


If there are active jobs (jobs in the Print Console Queue tab) when you
select Unlock, Print Console displays a message asking for
confirmation that you want to proceed. If you continue with the Unlock
operation, and the panels and doors are successfully unlocked:

The output device stops imaging.


The workflow software continues to send jobs to Print Console, but
Print Console does not initiate any new jobs in the output device.
Print Console cancels all jobs that appear in the Queue tab, and the
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The interlock system halts all mechanical activity, and removes


power from the laser.
The Unlock button and menu option are no longer available.
The lock is restored when you replace and close the panels and
doors. It may take up to two minutes for the laser to warm up again
after the panels and doors are locked. You cannot image media
while the laser is warming up.

Best practice when using Unlock


Before you unlock panels or doors, use the Disconnect or Stop
operation to go offline, and then wait for the output device to unload
any jobs that are currently imaging.

Reset operation
Reset causes both the output device and the thermal imaging head to
restart and initialize. Select Reset if the information in a recovery
message does not help you clear an output device error successfully.

What resetting does

Cancels any active jobs


Unloads plates from the output device
Reboots the output device firmware, making the output device
revert to its startup state
Reboots the thermal imaging head firmware, making the head revert
to its startup state
Initiates the same behaviour as turning the output device off and
then turning it on again

Device operation

About environment specifications


Environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and air quality
affect the operation of the output device.
For optimal performance and quality, operate the output device in a
clean prepress area. Ensure that the environmental specifications listed
in the site preparation document for your device are maintained.
Contact your service representative for the most recent version of this
document.s

About starting and shutting down the output device


You must start the output device to perform any media-imaging
operations. You must shut down the output device before performing
maintenance tasks.
The output device can take up to two minutes to warm up after it is
turned on. You cannot image media while the output device is warming
up. Files that have been submitted for imaging wait on the workstation
until the output device is ready.

Starting the output device


You must start the output device to perform any media-imaging
operations.
1. On the workstation, start the Print Console software.
2. Turn on power to the output device by turning the power switch at
the top of the power box panel clockwise to the on position.

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3. Check the status indicators in Print Console to see when the output
device is ready to receive jobs.
4. If you are starting the output device after a power failure, check for
problems that may be related to the power failure.
See also:
About power failures on page 94

Shutting down the output device


Shut down the output device when instructed to do so in a
maintenance or error recovery procedure.
1. Use either the Stop operation (cancel active jobs and eject all
media) or the Disconnect operation (finish and unload active jobs)
to go offline.
2. Turn off power to the output device by turning the power switch at
the top of the power box panel counterclockwise to the off position.

About plate storage on Trendsetter output devices


If you have a semiautomatic platesetter, or a platesetter with the autounload option, your output device has no media storage capacity.
You load media into the platesetter on a per-job basis, in response to a
prompt.

Loading media
Most of your daily tasks are related to loading and unloading media.

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About loading and unloading a semiautomatic output device


Media is manually loaded, and manually unloaded on a semiautomatic
output device. Media is automatically loaded onto the drum, exposed,
and returned to the load ramp.

The Trendsetter 400 platesetter and Trendsetter 800 platesetter


are basic semiautomatic 4- or 8-page output devices.
The Trendsetter UHR platesetter is a semiautomatic output device
that is optimized for the security print market (for example, bank
notes). It can achieve resolutions of up to 12,800 dpi.
The Trendsetter Kodak News S platesetter is a semiautomatic
output device that is optimized for newspaper printing. It can
expose two single-wide (broadsheet) plates or one double-wide
(panorama) plate at a time.
The Trendsetter NX Imager is a semiautomatic output device that is
optimized for flexographic printing. It exposes one thermal imaging
layer (TIL) at a time. With the hybrid option, it can also expose
offset plates.

These devices follow these general steps to expose media.


1. A workstation prompt displays the size and type of media required
for the next job.
2. The operator manually positions media on the load ramp, removes
the slip sheet from plates, and presses the Start button.
3. The output device automatically loads the media onto the drum,
exposes the media, and returns the exposed media to the load
ramp.
4. The operator manually removes the exposed media from the load
ramp.
Note: Many of the errors that suspend output device operation are related to
loading problems. Some are caused by device error and some are caused by
operator error.

Loading and unloading a semiautomatic device


1. Confirm that the output device is ready to accept media:
The Print Console status indicator is Ready.
The entry/exit door at the base of the load ramp is open.
2. In the workflow software, submit the file.
3. From the message prompt in Print Console, determine the size and
type of media that is required for the job.

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4. Put on protective gloves. Protective gloves should be clean and lintfree to keep the interior of the output device clean.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling plates to protect your hands
from the sharp edges and corners of the plates. Failure to wear protective
gloves may result in minor or moderate injury.

5. Remove the media from its packaging. Discard all slip sheets and
packaging material that may be attached to the media.
6. Position the media on the load ramp, lowering it gently into the
output device until it touches the registration pins at the base of the
load ramp. Ensure that the side of the media to be imaged (the
emulsion side) is facing you. The emulsion side is usually the dullerlooking surface. Do not lean on the output device while you are
loading media. Doing so can result in media misregistration.

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7. Align the media with the appropriate media alignment labels on the
load ramp.

8. Release the media and press the start button.

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9. Use the Print Console Queue tab to follow the progress of the plate
through the output device.
10. When the platesetter returns the exposed media to the load ramp,
still wearing gloves, grasp the edges of the media and lift upwards,
off the load ramp.
See also:
Queue tab on page 23

About media registration, bending, and punching


Accurate registration ensures that the media will be positioned
correctly on the punch table. Your media bending and punching
equipment must match the registration points on your output device.

Media registration
When you are loading media, be sure to position it on the load ramp so
that it will sit properly on the registration pins at the base of the load
ramp. When media is correctly positioned, the output device can
detect its edge quickly, resulting in faster overall imaging time and
fewer errors.

Use the vertical lines etched into the load ramp to position plates.
Make sure that the vertical edges of the plates are parallel to the
vertical edges on the ramp.
Use the media alignment labels. During installation, the output
device was configured with the media sizes you will be using. Your
service representative affixed media alignment labels to the load
ramp to help you position those media sizes correctly. If there are no
media alignment labels on the load ramp, contact your service
representative.

Use these general guidelines to position media.

Media larger than 750 mm (29.5 in.) should be centered on the load
ramp.
Media larger than 450 mm (17.7 in.), up to and including 650 mm
(24.8 in.), should be shifted from the center to the right
approximately 137 mm (5.4 in.).
Media smaller than 450 mm (17.7 in.) should be shifted from the
center to the right approximately 221 mm (8.7 in.)

Bending and punching


See the site preparation document for your output device or contact
your service representative for information about setting up your
bending and punching equipment to match the registration points on
your output device.

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About media processing


Some of the media used by the output device requires processing after
it is imaged.
For information about processing media, see the documentation from
the media manufacturer.

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Device maintenance

About preventive maintenance


Regular preventive maintenance on your output device helps you to
achieve optimum performance and quality, and to prevent damage.
Although it requires several hours of scheduled downtime, regular
maintenance minimizes time lost to breakdowns.
Keep a record of when you perform maintenance on the output device.
WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away from
moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving parts of
the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.

See also:
Maintenance schedules on page 65
Part numbers for replacement parts on page 66
About accessing the interior of the output device on page 67

Maintenance schedules
If you have a service contract, schedule regular six-month service visits
by a service representative. If your output device requires maintenance
more frequently due to heavy use or environmental conditions, perform
these maintenance procedures between service visits. Keep records of
all maintenance procedures that you perform.
Component

Clean

Exterior surfaces

Weekly

This includes the UDRC, if your system has a UDRC.


Load ramp

Weekly

This includes the plate bay door on autoloading


devices.
Compressed air supply filter bowls

Weekly

Plate roller

Every month

Edge detection strip

Every three months

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Component

Replace

UDRC filters, if your system has a UDRC

When message appears in Print


Console

Intake air filter

Every six months

Compressed air supply 5-micron filter

Every six months

Compressed air supply 0.01-micron filter

Every six months

Compressed air supply filter bowls

When cracked

Part numbers for replacement parts


Download the order form for replacement parts from the Kodak
eCentral portal. If you dont have access to eCentral, ask your service
representative for the form.
Part description

Part number

Filter kit for compressed air supply


system

332-00003

Filter bowl for compressed air supply


system

55-1216

Intake air filter for cooling air filter


system

55-0700

About the exterior surfaces


Reliable and high-quality output depends on keeping the exterior
surfaces of the output device clean.
Cleaning the exterior surfaces of the output device preserves its
appearance and finish and ensures that visual indicators and markings
are clearly visible. More importantly, regular cleaning reduces the
amount of dust that can fall into the output device when access panels
are removed or opened. The most sensitive areas for dust
accumulation are the grille for the heat exchanger and electronics
enclosure and the area where plates enter and exit the output device.
Clean the exterior surfaces weekly.
WARNING: Do not let water or other liquids run freely into the output device. This
can result in serious injury from electrical shock.

See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Cleaning the exterior surfaces of the output device on page 67

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Cleaning the exterior surfaces of the output device


WARNING: Do not let water or other liquids run freely into the output device. This
can result in serious injury from electrical shock.

General recommendations:

Before cleaning the exterior surfaces of the output device, vacuum


all access panel seams to remove any accumulated dust.
It may be sufficient to simply wipe the surfaces clean with a dry
cloth if it is done frequently, and if the environment is relatively dry
and free of vapors.
For a more thorough cleaning, wipe all exterior surfaces with a clean
cloth dampened with water and a mild detergent. Thoroughly wipe
off all detergent residue with a clean, damp cloth.

1. Removing stains. To remove stains (such as ink) from the exterior


surfaces of the output device:
a. Immediately wipe the stain with a cloth dampened with water
and a mild detergent. Thoroughly wipe off all detergent residue
with a clean, damp cloth.
b. If the stains do not come off with mild detergent and water, use a
small amount of isopropanol alcohol to remove the stain.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when using isopropyl alcohol for cleaning
purposes. For information about the safe use of isopropyl alcohol, see the
manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or contact the
manufacturer or distributor directly.

2. Clean the load ramp weekly with a clean cloth and glass cleaner.
Gently wipe the load ramp clean, leaving it to dry.
NOTICE: Do not spray water directly on the load ramp, as it could run into the
interior of the output device and cause damage. Dampen a cloth first, and then
wipe the load ramp clean.

See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
About the exterior surfaces on page 66

About accessing the interior of the output device


You need to access the interior of the device for regular preventive
maintenance and troubleshooting.
Open the front panels to:

Remove a stuck plate from the drum (clear a flyoff)


Reposition the trailing-edge clamps (put them in park position)

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Clean the plate roller


Clean the edge detection strip

Remove the right side panel to replace the intake air filter.
You can safely open any panels listed here. The interlock system
protects you against injury from radiation and moving mechanical parts.
All other panels should be opened only by a service representative. See
the safety document available in the Help menu.
To reduce the accumulation of dust in and around sensitive
components, open access panels only when necessary.
WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away
from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving
parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Do not let water or other liquids run freely into the output device. This
can result in serious injury from electrical shock.

Opening or removing panels turns off power to the laser. It takes a few
minutes for the laser to warm up again after the panels are closed or
replaced. You cannot image plates while the laser is warming up.
See also:
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68

Opening and closing the front panels


You must open the front panels to clear a flyoff, clean the edge
detection strip, and clean the plate roller.
Requirements: Read the Trendsetter Platesetters and Imagers Safety Guide
for Operators before accessing the interior areas of the output device.
1. In the Print Console software, select the Unlock operation.

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2. Open the right-front panel, and then open the left-front panel.

3. After performing the recovery or maintenance procedure, close the


left-front panel, and then the right-front panel.
When you close the front panels, the lock is automatically restored.
The output device will not resume operation until all of the panels
are closed and locked.

About the edge detection strip


The output device uses a black, nonreflective strip that is set into the
surface of the drum to register an image to the edge of a plate.
The edge detection strip is located beside the leading-edge clamps. If
the output device has dual-stack capability, it has two edge detection
strips.

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You must clean edge detection strips periodically to avoid false edge
detections, and to ensure that the image registers to the edge of the
plate.
WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away
from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving
parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when using isopropyl alcohol for cleaning
purposes. For information about the safe use of isopropyl alcohol, see the
manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or contact the manufacturer or
distributor directly.

See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
Cleaning the edge detection strip on page 70

Cleaning the edge detection strip


Clean edge detection strips periodically to avoid false edge detections
and ensure that the image registers to the edge of the plate.
Perform this procedure every three months.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when using isopropyl alcohol for cleaning
purposes. For information about the safe use of isopropyl alcohol, see the
manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or contact the manufacturer or
distributor directly.

1. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.


2. Use either the Print Console Stop operation (cancel active jobs and
eject all media) or the Print Console Disconnect operation (finish
and unload active jobs) to go offline.
3. Use the Print Console Unlock operation to unlock the front doors.

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4. Open the front panels.


WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the
output device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not
attempt to handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to
perform maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or
the visual reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your
hands away from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill.
The moving parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation,
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

5. Rotate the drum by hand until the edge detection strip is visible.

6. Dampen a lint-free cloth suitable for delicate tasks with a mixture of


90 percent isopropanol alcohol and 10 percent distilled water, and

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swipe along the strip once, in one direction only. Be careful not to
leave any fingerprints or smudges on the strip.
WARNING: Do not let water or other liquids run freely into the output device.
This can result in serious injury from electrical shock.

7. Close the front panels.


8. If this is your last maintenance task, use the Print Console Connect
operation to put the output device back online.
See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
About the edge detection strip on page 69

About the plate roller


The plate roller is a component of the output device that helps to load
an unexposed plate onto the drum, and to remove an exposed plate
from the drum. It is a blue cylinder that must be cleaned periodically to
prevent dust and dirt from contaminating the plate surface.

Clean the plate roller monthly.


See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
Cleaning the plate roller on page 73

Cleaning the plate roller

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Cleaning the plate roller


Perform this procedure monthly to prevent dust and dirt from
contaminating the plate surface.
Important: Never use detergent or alcohol to clean the plate rollers. Doing so may
damage the plate rollers.
Important: During the cleaning procedure, do not put any pressure on or bend the
plate rollers. Doing so may damage the plate rollers.

1. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.


2. Use either the Print Console Stop operation (cancel active jobs and
eject all media), or the Print Console Disconnect operation (finish
and unload active jobs) to go offline.
3. Use the Print Console Unlock operation to unlock the front doors.
4. Open the front panels.
WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the
output device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not
attempt to handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to
perform maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or
the visual reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your
hands away from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill.
The moving parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation,
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

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5. Wipe the plate roller gently with a clean, lint-free, damp cloth
suitable for delicate tasks. Turn the plate roller with one hand as you
clean it with the other.
WARNING: Do not let water or other liquids run freely into the output device.
This can result in serious injury from electrical shock.

6.
7. If this is your last maintenance task, use the Print Console Connect
operation to put the output device back online.
See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
About the plate roller on page 72

About the intake air filter


The air intake filter cleans the air that cools the device interior. Replace
this filter every six months. In dirtier environments, replace it more
frequently.
The filter is located behind the panel on the right side of the output
device.
See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Replacing the intake air filter on page 74

Replacing the intake air filter


Perform this procedure every six months to ensure effective cooling for
the heat exchanger. In dirtier environments, replace the intake air filter
more frequently.
1. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.

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2. Use either the Print Console Stop operation (cancel active jobs, and
eject all media) or the Print Console Disconnect operation (finish
and unload active jobs) to go offline.
3. Turn the power switch to the off position.
4. Using a flat-head screwdriver, remove the right side panel.

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5. Pull the old filter out of the frame.

6. Use a vacuum cleaner or dry cloth to clean the filter frame.


7. Insert the new intake air filter, ensuring that the airflow arrow points
inward.

8. Replace the side panel, securing it with a flat-head screwdriver.

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9. If this is your last maintenance task, turn the power switch on the
output device to the on position, and use the Print Console Connect
operation to put the output device back online.
See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
About the intake air filter on page 74

About the compressed air supply filters


The pneumatic components in the output device use compressed air.
The compressed air supply system includes two filters that must be
periodically inspected and replaced.

Compressed air supply filters


The compressed air supply filter system includes the following two
filters:
5-micron filter (white)

These filters should be:

Inspected weekly
Replaced every six months. If you have a
service contract, a service representative
replaces both filters during the six-month
service visit. However, if your operating
conditions require filter replacement more
frequently (for example, heavy usage or a
dusty operating environment), replace
these filters between service visits.

0.01 micron (micro-mist) filter


(black)

What the compressed air supply filters do


The compressed air supply filters clean dust and condensate from the
compressed air as it enters the output device. They prevent
contaminants from entering the interior of the device and causing
damage.

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For example, if oil is carried downstream or blown into the interior of


the device, it could rinse away the permanent lubricant in the valves,
causing them to wear out prematurely. The source of the oil is the
external compressed air supply system. Have the external air supply
system inspected and repaired before the output device is permanently
damaged.
Note: If you find any oil while inspecting the filter, notify your service
representative.

If water is blown into the interior of the device or onto a plate, it could
interfere with the quality of the image or create an environment in
which rust can develop. If you find any water while inspecting the filter,
notify your service representative. The source of the water is the
external compressed air supply system. Have the external air supply
system inspected and repaired before the output device is permanently
damaged.
Clogged filters can also cause low air pressure problems in the device.

Location of the compressed air supply filters


The compressed air supply regulator may be mounted on the wall or on
the back of the output device.

See also:
About preventive maintenance on page 65
Inspecting the compressed air supply filter system on page 79
Replacing the 5-micron filter on page 80
Replacing the 0.01-micron filter on page 82

Inspecting the compressed air supply filter system

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Inspecting the compressed air supply filter system


Inspect the compressed air supply system weekly.
1. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.
2. Shut down the output device.
3. Shut off the compressed air supply by turning the red air shutoff
valve clockwise to the off position. The air pressure gauge should
read 0 psi.
WARNING: Turn off the compressed air supply when working on the air supply
filters. Failure to turn off the compressed air supply before inspecting or
replacing a compressed air supply filter will result in high-pressure air being
present in the filter elements and bowl, making disassembly difficult. This
could result in possible serious injury from flying parts, and a very loud noise
that could damage your hearing.

4. Release the lock on the filter bowl for one of the filters by pulling
down on the black tab on the front of the filter bowl while rotating
the filter bowl one quarter-turn left. Release the lock on the filter
bowl for the particulate filter by pulling down on the black tab on the
front of the filter bowl while rotating the filter bowl one quarter-turn
left.
5. Pull the filter bowl down to remove it.
6. Check the filter bowl for any damage or deterioration (cracks or
crazing).
CAUTION: If plastic parts with cracks or crazing are exposed to high air
pressure, the parts may explode, and cause serious injury and damage to the
output device. Contact your service representative if the filter bowl needs to be
replaced.

7. Check for water or oil in the filter bowl. If you find water or oil in the
filter bowl, wash the filter bowl with mild soap and warm (not hot
water) and contact your service representative to have the air
supply inspected.
8. Perform a visual inspection of the filter. If it appears very dirty, it
should be replaced.
Keep in mind, however, that filters may appear dirty before they
need to be replaced if there is coarse dust in the environment. They
may also appear clean when they need to be replaced if there are
smaller particulates in the air.
9. Reinstall the filter bowl.
10. Repeat steps 4 through 9 for the other filter.
11. Turn on the compressed air supply by turning the red air shutoff
valve counterclockwise to the on position. Ensure that the air
pressure gauge indicates the pressure (psi) specified in the site

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preparation guide for your device. If it does not, adjust the external
air supply regulator.

Replacing the 5-micron filter


Replace the 5-micron filter every six months. If you are replacing both
filters at the same time and have already replaced the 0.01-micron
filter, start this procedure at step 4.
1. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.
2. Use either the Print Console Stop operation (cancel active jobs, and
eject all media), or the Print Console Disconnect operation (finish
and unload active jobs) to go offline.
3. Shut off the compressed air supply. The air pressure gauge should
read 0 psi.
WARNING: Turn off the compressed air supply when working on the air supply
filters. Failure to turn off the compressed air supply before inspecting or
replacing a compressed air supply filter will result in high-pressure air being
present in the filter elements and bowl, making disassembly difficult. This
could result in possible serious injury from flying parts, and a very loud noise
that could damage your hearing.

4. Release the lock on the filter bowl for the 5-micron filter by pulling
down on the black tab on the front of the filter bowl while rotating
the filter bowl one quarter-turn left.

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5. Pull the filter bowl down to remove it.

6.
7.
8.
9.

Turn the black plastic disk to unscrew the filter assembly.


Remove the used 5-micron filter from the black spool, and discard it.
Install a new 5-micron filter on the spool.
Screw the black plastic disk back into the filter assembly until you
feel it click.
10. Replace the rubber O-ring at the top of the filter bowl.
11. Check the filter bowl for any damage or deterioration (cracks or
crazing).
CAUTION: If plastic parts with cracks or crazing are exposed to high air
pressure, the parts may explode and cause serious injury and damage to the
output device. Contact your service representative if the filter bowl needs to be
replaced.

12. Check for water or oil in the filter bowl. If you find water or oil in the
filter bowl, wash the filter bowl with mild soap and warm (not hot)
water, and contact your service representative to have the air supply
inspected.
13. Reinstall the filter bowl. If you are replacing only the 5-micron filter,
go to the next step. If you are also replacing the 0.01 filter, perform
that procedure now.
14. Turn on the compressed air supply by turning the red air shutoff
valve counterclockwise to the on position.
The air pressure gauge should read approximately 90 psi. If it does
not, adjust the external air supply regulator.
15. If this is your last maintenance task, use the Print Console Connect
operation to put the output device back online.

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Replacing the 0.01-micron filter


Replace the 0.01-micron filter every six months. If you are replacing
both filters at the same time and have already replaced the 5-micron
filter, start this procedure at step 4.
1. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.
2. Use either the Print Console Stop operation (cancel active jobs, and
eject all media), or the Print Console Disconnect operation (finish
and unload active jobs) to go offline.
3. Shut off the compressed air supply. The air pressure gauge should
read 0 psi.
WARNING: Turn off the compressed air supply when working on the air supply
filters. Failure to turn off the compressed air supply before inspecting or
replacing a compressed air supply filter will result in high-pressure air being
present in the filter elements and bowl, making disassembly difficult. This
could result in possible serious injury from flying parts, and a very loud noise
that could damage your hearing.

4. Release the lock on the filter bowl for the 0.01-micron filter by
pulling down on the black tab on the front of the filter bowl while
rotating the filter bowl one quarter-turn left.

5. Pull the filter bowl down to remove it.

6. Unscrew the used 0.01-micron filter, and discard it.

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7. Install a new 0.01-micron filter by screwing the filter in until it is


hand-tight.
8. Replace the rubber O-ring at the top of the filter bowl.
9. Check the filter bowl for any damage or deterioration (cracks or
crazing).
CAUTION: If plastic parts with cracks or crazing are exposed to high air
pressure, the parts may explode and cause serious injury and damage to the
output device. Contact your service representative if the filter bowl needs to be
replaced.

10. Check for water or oil in the filter bowl. If you find water or oil in the
filter bowl, wash the filter bowl with mild soap and warm (not hot)
water, and contact your service representative to have the air supply
inspected.
11. Reinstall the filter bowl. If you are replacing only the 0.01-micron
filter, go to the next step. If you are also replacing the 5-micron filter,
perform that procedure now.
12. Turn on the compressed air supply by turning the red air shutoff
valve counterclockwise to the on position. The air pressure gauge
should read approximately 90 psi. If it does not, adjust the external
air supply regulator.
13. If this is your last maintenance task, restart the output device, and
put the device back online.

About the UDRC filter system


Depending on the type of media that you use, your platesetter system
may include a UDRC to remove airborne emissions released during
imaging.
The debris removal system has a particulate filter that must be
periodically replaced. Depending on the media that you use, it may also
have a chemical filter that must be periodically replaced.
Before starting any maintenance procedure on the debris removal
system, read the safety guide that is available in the Help menu.
WARNING: Particulate emissions that are not properly filtered can endanger your
health. For a list of airborne emissions that pertain to the media you are using, see
the manufacturers Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or contact the
manufacturer or distributor directly.
WARNING: Do not use a debris removal particulate filter with a damaged gasket,
and do not attempt to expose printing media with a depleted filter. Failure to heed
these warnings could result in exposure to airborne emissions in excess of
applicable regulatory limits and in possible discomfort, illness, injury, and/or
disability.
WARNING: Use only qualified media. Using unqualified media may expose you to
noxious gaseous emissions in excess of applicable regulatory limits. This may
result in discomfort, illness, injury, and/or disability.

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Function of the debris removal system


The Universal Debris Removal Cabinet (UDRC) debris removal system
automatically removes airborne emissions released during imaging.
The airborne emissions are drawn into the debris removal system
through a hose from the thermal imaging head. Once inside the debris
removal system, the emissions are trapped in its particulate filter and
the filtered air is exhausted either into the indoor or outdoor air.
Particulate emissions that are not properly filtered can endanger your
health. They can also contaminate the lens of the thermal imaging
head, which will affect imaging.
The debris removal system will not operate without a particulate filter
or when the particulate filter is full. When the platesetter is turned on,
it automatically checks the debris removal system to determine the
remaining life of the filters. Messages appear in Print Console when the
filter:

Is nearing the stage where it needs to be replaced. The message


advises you to make sure that you have a replacement filter
available.
Must be replaced. The message advices you that the output device
will not image any more jobs until you replace the filter.

If the system also has a chemical filter, similar messages appear for the
chemical filter.
If a message about replacing the debris removal filter appears during
imaging, the output device will complete the current job, but you must
replace the filter before the device will image another job.
Different plates have different emissions release rates. The frequency
of filter replacement depends on the type of plate being used, the
number of plates used, and the frequency of imaging. A flow rate
sensor monitors the condition of the particulate filter.

Location of the UDRC


The UDRC is a freestanding unit that is connected to the output device.

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Debris removal system components


Filter cabinet

Particulate filter

Chemical filter,
depending on the type of
media used

Best practices

Keep a spare filter on hand.


If your output device will be running unattended, replace the filter
shortly after the first message appears. This will avert an unplanned
shutdown during unattended operations. The next time the output
device is running attended, you can maximize filter life by putting
the partly-used filter back into the debris removal unit, and using it
until a message indicates that it must be replaced.

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Replacing the particulate filter in the UDRC


CAUTION: Particulate emissions that are not properly filtered can endanger your
health. They can also contaminate the lens of the thermal imaging head, which will
affect imaging.
CAUTION: Particulate emissions that are not properly filtered can endanger your
health. They can also contaminate the lens of the thermal imaging head, which will
affect imaging.

1. If you are performing this procedure when the filter is nearly full,
and before device operation is suspended:
a. Ensure that the output device is not currently imaging plates.
b. Use either the Print Console Stop operation (cancel active jobs,
and eject all media) or the Print Console Disconnect operation
(finish and unload active jobs) to go offline.
If you are performing this procedure when the filter is full and device
operation is suspended, in the recovery message, click Eject to eject
any plates that are in the output device.
2. Open the cabinet lid by pressing down with the heel of your hand
while releasing the latch with your fingers.

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3. Remove the particulate filter by grasping the handle and lifting the
filter straight up.

4. Place the used filter in a bag for disposal. The replacement filter
includes a bag for this purpose.
5. Remove the particulate filter spacer.

6. Vacuum any dust that has collected around the tube in the center of
the inner lid and remove all filter residue from the inner lid and
interior surface.
7. Wipe the UDRC thoroughly with a clean damp cloth.
WARNING: Do not let water or other liquids run freely into the output device.
This can result in serious injury from electrical shock.

8. Reinstall the spacer.


9. Install the new particulate filter in the filter compartment with the
gasket facing up. Ensure that the filter is fully seated on the
particulate filter spacer.

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10. Close the cabinet lid by pressing down on the lid until you hear the
latch click.
11. In the Print Console Messages tab, follow the instructions for
clearing the message.
12. Wash your hands.
13. Use the Print Console Connect operation to put the output device
back online.

Troubleshooting

Avoiding problems
Many errors that suspend output device operation are related to loading
problems. Some are caused by device error, and some are caused by
operator error. Operators can prevent downtime by watching for and
avoiding some of the most common problems that lead to errors.

A panel is open or unlocked


If you need to unlock a panel, wait until all current media is imaged and
ejected from the device.
The output device has an interlock system that protects you against
injury from laser radiation and moving mechanical parts. If you open a
door or panel while the output device is operating, the interlock system
halts all mechanical activity and removes power from the laser.
The device will not resume operation until you close and lock all panels
and click Resume in the recovery message.

Incorrect media dimensions in the Media tool


If the Thickness value is not correct, the image will be scaled
incorrectly.
If the Around drum length and Along drum length for plates are
different on the output device and on the press, you may have
problems.

Media is loaded in the wrong orientation or wrong position


The output device cannot detect media that is in the wrong orientation
or wrong position until the media is loaded. When you are manually
loading media, use the media alignment labels to precisely position the
media.

The media that is loaded is the wrong size for the job
When Print Console sends a job to the output device, it specifies the
media size that the device must use for the job. A prompt appears in
Print Console, letting you know which media to load. If you load media
that is the wrong size or wrong orientation for the job, you must eject it
and load the device with media that matches the media size specified in
Print Console.

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Responding to recovery messages


When the output device encounters a problem that requires an
operator action, a recovery message appears in the Messages tab.
Several messages may appear at the same time. If this happens, select
one of the messages.
1. Do not start the recovery procedure until the output device has
completed all operations that it can complete (the output device is
in an idle state).
2. Follow the instructions for resolving the problem in the Messages
tab.
A help icon is available if there is more detailed troubleshooting
information available for the problem. Click the help icon to access
the information.
If you are successful in resolving the problem:
The status indicator light changes back to green or flashing
green.
The status description changes to Ready or Working.
The recovery message moves from the Messages tab to the
Messages History tool.
All suspended processes resume.
3. If the recovery procedure doesnt work, on the Operation pane, click
the Reset button.
4. If you cant resolve the problem, contact your service representative.
Have this information ready:

The version number of the Print Console software that is running


on your workstation. Find this by selecting Help > About.
The ID of any error messages you received and specific
information about software, hardware, or network problems. Find
this in the Messages tab or the Messages History tool.
The time that the problem occurred. Find this in the Messages
tab or the Messages History tool.

See also:
Status indicators on page 11
Print Console messages on page 13
Messages tab on page 25
About the Messages History tool on page 46
Reset operation on page 56
Buttons in recovery messages on page 91
About idle state on page 92

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Buttons in recovery messages


Recovery buttons appear at the bottom of recovery messages in the
Print Console Messages tab. They allow you to select an action to
resolve a problem. Print Console displays only the recovery buttons
that are relevant for the selected message.

Buttons that cancel a problematic job


Cancel
The error occurred before the media was picked. Cancel ends
the job.
Leave On
Media was loaded on the drum when the error occurred. Leave
On ends the job, and leaves the media on the drum. You can
then resubmit the job that failed, or submit another job that uses
the same media size.
Eject
Media was loaded on the drum when the error occurred. Eject
ends the job, and makes the device unload the media.
Quit
Shuts down Print Console.

Buttons that resolve a problem


Resume
Attempts the suspended operation again. If the Resume button
is available in the recovery message, it should be the first
recovery option you try.
Manual load
Indicates that you want to use the manual loading procedure to
load the media size required for the next job. The button
appears when the media storage area (for example, bay,
cassette, or pallet location) on an autoloading output device is
empty or is loaded with a media size that does not match the
requirements for the next job.
Release
The Release button appears in recovery messages when media
is in one of the imaging stages. Selecting it indicates that you
want to remove the media that is causing the problem. After
you select Release, you can remove the media.

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Disconnect
Takes the workflow offline.
Abort
Ends the operation.

Buttons than indicate readiness to resume operation


OK
Accepts the message.
Clear
Dismisses a message from the Messages tab after you have
performed the operation described in the recovery message.
Retry
Attempts imaging the job again after Print Console has
recovered from a media error.
Media Removed
Confirms that you have removed media from the output device.
The Media Removed button appears in recovery messages that
instruct you to manually remove media as part of problem
resolution. For example, if the device stops operation because a
plate is misaligned, you must remove the plate to solve the
problem. Always remove the media before you select Media
Removed.
Lock
Locks the output device doors or panels.

About idle state


Idle state means that the output device has completed all the
operations that it can do until an operator performs some action.
During normal operation, this means the output device will be in Ready
status.
If output device operation is suspended due to an error, the output
device may not immediately go into idle state. Wait for the output
device to go into idle state before starting the recovery procedure.

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If the error affects


the entire output
device

All operations are suspended (idle state) until you


resolve the problem.

If the error affects


only one component

The media that have passed the problematic stage


will continue through the output device.
Media that have not yet arrived at the problematic
stage will continue going through stages until they
arrive at the problematic stage. At that point, all
operations are suspended (idle state) until you
resolve the problem.

About air pressure problems


If a recovery message tells you that the device cannot operate because
the air pressure is too high or too low, there may be a few things that
you can check before calling your service representative.

Air pressure is too high


If the air pressure is too high, you can adjust the pressure to the
recommended setting.

Air pressure is too low


There are several factors that may cause the air pressure to be too low:

The air supply valve is in the off position. If it is, turn it to the on
position.
The air supply has been cut off. This may happen at the source of
the air supply, at the connection to the output device, or somewhere
in between. Check the air supply system from beginning to end to
see if there are any obvious problems.
The air pressure for this device may be affected by other devices
that are using the same air supply system. When other devices are
drawing large amounts of air from the air supply, air pressure to this
device may drop below a tolerable level.
Filters for the compressed air supply system may be clogged. You
can inspect the filter system for dirty filters.

About image quality problems


If you experience any image quality problems, contact your service
representative immediately.

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About power failures


Power failures can cause problems for the output device.
If there is a power failure, the workstation and the output device shut
down in different ways:

The workstation uses its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to shut


itself down in an orderly fashion.
The output device does not have a UPS, and shuts down
immediately. It retains its last state and, if nothing changed while it
was off, attempts to recover when power is restored.

If a power failure occurs, turn the power switch to the off position.
When the power is restored, turn the power switch to the on position.
You may experience some problems related to the power failure.

Output device cannot recovery automatically


Sometimes automatic recovery is not possible. This occurs, for
example, if the power fails when media is partially on the drum. In this
case, a message appears in Print Console, and you must remove the
media.

Tripped circuit breaker in the output device


If the power does not come back on when you turn the power switch to
the on position, its possible that the output device tripped the circuit
breaker. Contact your service representative for information about
resetting the circuit breaker.

Loss of air pressure in the output device


Compressed air is supplied to the output device from an external air
compressor. If a power failure also affected the air compressor, air
pressure inside the output device will be slowly lost. If air pressure
does not return to normal, contact your service representative.

Removing stuck media


Occasionally, media gets stuck on the drum as the result of an output
device error. You must remove the stuck media before the output
device can return to normal operation.

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About removing stuck media (flyoff)


Occasionally, media gets stuck on the drum as the result of an output
device error. You must remove the stuck media before the output
device can return to normal operation.
If an error occurs while the output device is loading media onto the
drum or unloading media from the drum:

The partially-loaded media must be removed.


The trailing-edge clamps may have to be manually repositioned on
the drum (also known as moving the clamps to park position).

When handling clamps, remember:

The trailing-edge clamps have strong magnetic fields. Keep


magnetic data (for example, floppy disks, cards with magnetic
stripes, watches, and so on) away from the clamps.
Do not bring opposite poles near each other. Keep hands and fingers
from between opposite magnetic poles.

WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away
from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving
parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: If you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker or automatic implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (AICD), keep the drum trailing-edge magnetic clamps
more than 7 cm (2.75 in.) away from your implant, especially when holding the
clamps in your hands to reposition them on the drum. Exposure to a strong
magnetic field can switch these devices from their normal mode of operation to a
diagnostic mode, which may be hazardous if prolonged. For more information,
consult your physician and/or the manufacturer of your implant.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling the drum trailing-edge
magnetic clamps, and don't put your fingers between the clamps and the drum
surface. Otherwise, you may pinch your unprotected fingers between the trailingedge clamps and the drum, resulting in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: When placing or sliding a trailing-edge plate clamp on the drum, ensure
that the steel tabs on the clamp are centered on the steel straps on the drum. The
clamp tabs can damage the drum surface if the tabs are not aligned properly.

See also:
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
Removing stuck media (flyoff) on page 96
About repositioning the trailing-edge clamps on page 98
Repositioning the trailing-edge clamps on page 99

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Removing stuck media (flyoff)


How to remove stuck media (flyoff) from the Trendsetter output
device.
WARNING: If you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker or automatic implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (AICD), keep the drum trailing-edge magnetic clamps
more than 7 cm (2.75 in.) away from your implant, especially when holding the
clamps in your hands to reposition them on the drum. Exposure to a strong
magnetic field can switch these devices from their normal mode of operation to a
diagnostic mode, which may be hazardous if prolonged. For more information,
consult your physician and/or the manufacturer of your implant.

1. Open the front panels.


WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the
output device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not
attempt to handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to
perform maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or
the visual reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your
hands away from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill.
The moving parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation,
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

2. Put on protective gloves. Protective gloves should be clean and lintfree to keep the interior of the output device clean.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling plates to protect your hands
from the sharp edges and corners of the plates. Failure to wear protective
gloves may result in minor or moderate injury.

3. If the media is held by the trailing-edge clamps, rotate the drum to


expose the clamps and slide the clamps off the media. Otherwise,
skip this step.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling the drum trailing-edge
magnetic clamps, and don't put your fingers between the clamps and the drum
surface. Otherwise, you may pinch your unprotected fingers between the
trailing-edge clamps and the drum, resulting in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: When placing or sliding a trailing-edge plate clamp on the drum,
ensure that the steel tabs on the clamp are centered on the steel straps on the
drum. The clamp tabs can damage the drum surface if the tabs are not aligned
properly.

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4. Rotate the drum by hand, while guiding the trailing-edge of the


media straight out the front of the output device, until you can reach
the leading-edge clamps.
5. Fold over the corners of the free end of the media.

6. Press the leading-edge clamps to free the plate. Grasp the corners
of the media and firmly pull toward you, until the media comes free
of the leading-edge clamps.

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7. To inspect for debris left behind, open the leading-edge clamps by


pressing down on the edge of the clamps.

8. In Print Console, click Resume. Print Console displays a message


telling you to move the clamps to park position.
9. Reposition the trailing-edge clamps.
10. Close the front panels.
See also:
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
About removing stuck media (flyoff) on page 95
About repositioning the trailing-edge clamps on page 98
Repositioning the trailing-edge clamps on page 99

Repositioning the trailing edge clamps


About repositioning the trailing-edge clamps
Some recovery procedures require that you move the trailing-edge
clamps to park position, near the leading-edge clamps.
You must reposition the trailing-edge clamps in the output device (also
known as moving the clamps to park position) after:

You move the clamps in order to remove media from the drum
The output device drops the clamps
Print Console displays a message telling you to move the clamps to
park position

WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the output
device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not attempt to
handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to perform
maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or the visual
reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your hands away
from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill. The moving
parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation, which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: If you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker or automatic implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (AICD), keep the drum trailing-edge magnetic clamps

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more than 7 cm (2.75 in.) away from your implant, especially when holding the
clamps in your hands to reposition them on the drum. Exposure to a strong
magnetic field can switch these devices from their normal mode of operation to a
diagnostic mode, which may be hazardous if prolonged. For more information,
consult your physician and/or the manufacturer of your implant.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling the drum trailing-edge
magnetic clamps, and don't put your fingers between the clamps and the drum
surface. Otherwise, you may pinch your unprotected fingers between the trailingedge clamps and the drum, resulting in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: When placing or sliding a trailing-edge plate clamp on the drum, ensure
that the steel tabs on the clamp are centered on the steel straps on the drum. The
clamp tabs can damage the drum surface if the tabs are not aligned properly.

See also:
Repositioning the trailing-edge clamps on page 99

Repositioning the trailing-edge clamps


How to reposition the trailing-edge clamps on the Trendsetter output
device after a plate flyoff.
WARNING: If you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker or automatic implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (AICD), keep the drum trailing-edge magnetic clamps
more than 7 cm (2.75 in.) away from your implant, especially when holding the
clamps in your hands to reposition them on the drum. Exposure to a strong
magnetic field can switch these devices from their normal mode of operation to a
diagnostic mode, which may be hazardous if prolonged. For more information,
consult your physician and/or the manufacturer of your implant.
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling the drum trailing-edge
magnetic clamps, and don't put your fingers between the clamps and the drum
surface. Otherwise, you may pinch your unprotected fingers between the trailingedge clamps and the drum, resulting in minor or moderate injury.

1. Open the front panels.


WARNING: Use the help, the visual reference guide, and the labels on the
output device to identify the parts of the output device that can move. Do not
attempt to handle movable parts that are in motion. When opening a panel to
perform maintenance or solve a problem, follow the procedures in the help or
the visual reference guide for stopping mechanical operation, and keep your
hands away from moving parts until the drum comes to a complete standstill.
The moving parts of the output device could create a hazardous situation,
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

2. If there is media on the drum, remove it.


3. Rotate the drum by hand until the trailing-edge clamps are visible at
the front of the output device.

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4. Slide the trailing-edge clamps along the drum until they touch the
leading-edge clamps.

If the clamps have fallen off the drum, place them against the
leading-edge clamps.
NOTICE: When placing or sliding a trailing-edge plate clamp on the drum,
ensure that the steel tabs on the clamp are centered on the steel straps on the
drum. The clamp tabs can damage the drum surface if the tabs are not aligned
properly.

5. Verify that:

The trailing-edge clamps are evenly spaced. Align the gaps


between the trailing-edge clamps with the gaps in the leadingedge clamps.
The trailing-edge clamps are installed in a straight line and are
parallel to and touching the leading-edge clamps.

6. Close the front panels.


7. In Print Console, click Resume.
8. If the device suspends again with one of the following messages,
check the clamp alignment and adjust as necessary:

Timeout moving TE cylinder

TE failed to lock

TE clamps not on actuator/drum

See also:
Opening and closing the front panels on page 68
Removing stuck media (flyoff) on page 96
About repositioning the trailing-edge clamps on page 98

Index
0.01-micron filter 77, 82
5-micron filter 77, 80

A
Abort 91
AICD, warning 95, 96, 98, 99
air intake filter 74
air pressure 93
air pressure problems 94
air quality 57
alignment 62
Along drum length, Device Configuration tool 44
Along drum length, media size 29
Around drum length 89
Around drum length, Device Configuration tool 44
Around drum length, media size 29
Attention! 12, 13
Auto expand messages tab 13, 25, 35
Auto expand roll messages 13, 35

B
Bay Tool 26
bending 62
buttons 91

C
Cancel 91
Chemical filter usage 42
circuit breaker 94
clamps 95, 96, 98, 99
Classic drum registration 43
Clear 91
compressed air supply 77, 79, 80, 82, 93
Connect operation 50, 54
Custom, punch location 31

D
debris removal 83, 86
Default resolution 36
Device Configuration tool 26, 43
Device name 39
Disconnect button 50, 91
Disconnect operation 50, 53
Display 32, 35
Display language 34
Drum registration 43
drum roller, cleaning 68
dual-stack loading 19

E
E-mail address 39
E-mail server 39
edge detection strip 6870
Eject 91
emergency stop buttons 7
Enhanced attention status 13, 35
environmental specifications 57
exterior surfaces, about 66, 67

F
file grouping 19
filters, part numbers 66
Fix LaserWriter problem 36
flashing blue 12
flashing green 12
flashing yellow 12
flyoff 68, 95, 96, 98, 99
focus laser 3

G
General parameters, Device Configuration tool 43
General parameters, Media Tool 27, 29
General parameters, Preferences tool 34
General paramters, Preferences tool 32
going offline 50

H
Has edge detect camera 46
Has plate puncher 46
Has plate rotator 46
Has side-edge registration 46
Has variable resolution 46
Head type 43
humidity 57

I
idle state 90, 92
image quality 93
image, reschedule 18, 54
Include standard PPD media 36
Initializing 12
intake air filter, replacing 74
interlock system 3

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J
job, cancel 18

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Modes, overview 9
Modes, overview, 21
moving mechanical parts hazard 3, 7
Mylar film strip, part number 66

L
labels
laser interlocked panel 3
safety interlock override 5
laser interlocked panel label 3
laser radiation hazard 3, 7
Leading-edge clamp margin 44
leading-edge clamps 96
Leave On 91
LEC 96
load ramp 62
loading plates 59
loading, overview 59
loading, problems 89
loading, two plates 19
Lock 91

M
magnetic clamps 95, 96, 98, 99
maintanance procedures 50
maintenance 74, 79
Maintenance tool 26, 42
maintenance, about 65
maintenance, schedule 65
Manual load 91
Measurement unit 34
Measuring 12
media alignment labels 62
Media limits, Device Configuration tool 43, 44
Media name 29
Media Removed 91
media size 27, 29
media size, creating 28
media size, deleting 29
media size, editing 28
Media Thickness 44
Media Tool 26, 27
media, positioning on load ramp 62
media, removing 95, 96, 98, 99
messages 46
Messages box 13
Messages History 90
Messages History tool 13, 26, 46
Messages History tool, using 47
Messages tab 13, 22, 25
Middle of home edge 31
Middle of leading edge 31
Middle of trailing edge 31
Miniview 9, 21
Miniview always in foreground 21, 35
Miniview transparency 35
Model name 43

N
Name, media size 29
No Output Device 12

O
Offline button 50
offline indicator 12
OK 91
Operations, Print Console 9, 49
Options parameters, Device Configuration tool 43, 46
Options parameters, Media Tool 27

P
pacemakers, warning 95, 96, 98, 99
panels 89
panels, cleaning 66, 67
panels, opening 50, 54, 67, 68
park position 99
part numbers, replacement parts 66
particulate filter 83, 86
Plate grouping time-out 19, 38
Plate rescheduling time-out 18, 38
plate roller, about 72
plate roller, cleaning 73
plate storage 58
plate, reschedule 18, 54
Plates Handling 32, 38
power failures 94
power switch, turning off 58
power switch, turning on 57
PPD 32, 36
PPD file 27
PPD file path 36
PPX file 27
Preferences tool 26, 32
preferences, configuring 33
Preps software 27
preventive maintenance, about 65
Print Console, overview 9
prompts 9, 13, 22
Punch location 31
punching 62

Q
Queue tab 22, 23
Quit 91

Index

R
Ready 12
recovery messages 9, 13, 22, 25, 90, 91
recovery procedures 50, 51
registration pins 62
Relative to home edge 31
Relative to leading edge 31
Release 91
Remote Notification 13, 17, 32, 39, 41
Replace chemical filter 42
replacement parts 66
Reset operation 51, 56, 90
Resolutions 43
Resume 91
Retain message history 13, 34, 46
Retry 91
RIP orientation 36
roll messages 9, 13, 22
Roll messages time-out 13, 34

S
safety interlock override label 5
safety interlock system 3
schedule, maintenance 65
Send device errors 39
Send device warnings 39
Send errors fixed timeout 39
Send remote notifications 39
Serial number 43
status bar 9, 22
status indicator 9, 22
status messages 17
Status, overview 9, 21, 22
Stop operation 50, 52

T
TEC 95, 96, 98, 99
temperature 57
Text size 13, 25, 35
Thickness 89
Thickness (film) 44
Thickness (plate) 44
Thickness, media size 29
Tools mode 26
Tools, overview 9, 21
Trailing-edge clamp margin 44
trailing-edge clamps 95, 96, 98, 99
Transparency 21
Trendsetter system, overview 1
troubleshooting 89, 90, 93, 94

U
UDRC 42, 83, 86

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Universal Debris Removal Unit (UDRC) 83, 86


Universal Narrow drum registration 43
Universal Wide drum registration 43
Unload operation 54
Unlock operation 50, 54
user interface, overview 9

V
Virtual Punch Location parameters 27, 31

W
workflow connection 17, 50, 5254
Working (blue) 12
Working (green) 12
write laser 3

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