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VISTA DIGITAL INKJET PRINTER MANUAL

1 CHAPTER PROLOGUE .................................................................................................................................. 5


1.1.

DESCRIPTION ............................................................................................................................................. 5

1.2.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS! WARNING!............................................................................................................ 7

1.3.

THE MODEL IMAGE OF VISTA INKJET PRINTER ........................................................................................... 8

1.4.

MANUAL CATALOGUE FOR VISTA INKJET PRINTER .................................................................................... 9

2 CHAPTER 2: EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE ....................................................... 12


2.1. COMPOSING ................................................................................................................................................. 12
2.2.

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ........................................................................................................................... 12

2.2.1

Mechanism System:.......................................................................................................................... 12

.2.2.1.1 Media Movement System ................................................................................................................ 14


2.2.1.2 Carriage Movement............................................................................................................................ 14
2..2.2 Electric System .................................................................................................................................. 15
2.2.2.1 Electricity Control Diagram............................................................................................................... 15
2.2.2.2 Control Box Map................................................................................................................................ 16
2.2.2.3

Heating System ............................................................................................................................. 17

2.2.3Ink Supply System................................................................................................................................... 19


2.2.4. The Control System .............................................................................................................................. 21
2.2.4.1 Computer Configuration Request: ..................................................................................................... 21
2.2.4.2. Boards, Connections and diagram .................................................................................................... 21
2.2.4.3
2.2.4.4.

the control system of

electrical board image and connection for the control system................... 22

OPERATING INSTRUCTION FOR THE MACHINE SWITCHES ................................................................... 24

2.2.5. Maintenance ......................................................................................................................................... 26


3 OPERATION INSTRUCTION ...................................................................................................................... 28

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3.1 Operation sequence outline...................................................................................................................... 28
3.2 Operation Instrutions ............................................................................................................................... 29
3.2.1 Power Operation ................................................................................................................................... 29
3.2.2. Feeding the Media................................................................................................................................ 29

3.2.3. Installation Print head.........................................................................................................30


3.2.4

Testing the Electric Circuit Board ....................................................................................30

3.2.5

Check the Raster Positioning System...............................................................................31

3.2.6. Ink Supply............................................................................................................................................. 31

3.2.7. Start Printing.......................................................................................................................32


3.2.8.

End Printing.....................................................................................................................32

4 THE WAY OF DEALING WITH THE IMAGE FOR THE VISTA SOFTWARE..................................... 33
4.1

DESIGN IMAGE ......................................................................................................................................... 33

4.2

CHANGE THE IMAGE AS CMYK FORMAT ................................................................................................. 33

4.3

SETTING IMAGE SIZE ............................................................................................................................... 34

4.4

MERGE IMAGE LAYERS ............................................................................................................................ 35

4.5

SAVE THE IMAGE FILE............................................................................................................................... 36

5 RIP SOFTWARE PHOTOPRINT GUIDE.................................................................................................... 38


5.1

INSTALL PHOTOPRINT .......................................................................................................................... 38

5.2

SET THE PRINTER ..................................................................................................................................... 38

5.3

ADD ICC ALIGN FILE ............................................................................................................................... 40

5.4

SET THE PRINT JOB ................................................................................................................................... 41

5.5

SEND THE OPERATION .............................................................................................................................. 47

5.6

CONTROL SOFTWARE AND THE CONNECTION OF PHOTOPRINT SOFTWARE ......................................... 48

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5.7

THE NOTICE FOR PHOTOPRINT ............................................................................................................. 48

6 THE BASIC OPERATION OF THE PRINTING SYSTEM ....................................................................... 49


6.1.

THE CHARACTERISTIC OF THIS PRINTING SYSTEM: ................................................................................... 49

6.2.

PRINTING SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ........................................................................................................ 49

6.2.1. Control Software Installation ............................................................................................................... 49


6.2.2. PCI Card Installation ........................................................................................................................... 50
6.3.

THE APPLICATION FOR CONTROL SOFTWARE............................................................................................. 50

6.3.1. Printer Configuration........................................................................................................................... 50


6.3.2. Main Page ............................................................................................................................................ 51
6.3.3. Main Menu ........................................................................................................................................... 51
6.3.4. Keyboard Shortcuts .............................................................................................................................. 54
6.3.5. Default Parameter, Shortcut icon ......................................................................................................... 54
6.3.6. Printing Mode ...................................................................................................................................... 56
6.3.7. The array of print heads ....................................................................................................................... 58
6.3.8. Automatic Vacuum cleaning ................................................................................................................. 59
6.3.9. STATUS BAR ........................................................................................................................................ 59
6.4.

FIBER INSTALLATION: .............................................................................................................................. 60

7 DAILY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR ...................................................................................................... 61


7.1. Operating environment request............................................................................................................... 61
7.2 Operation & Maintenance Requirement .................................................................................................. 61
7.3.

PRINT HEAD MAINTENANCE..................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.1. Print head maintenance reason............................................................................................................ 63


7.3.2. The tactic of maintenance..................................................................................................................... 64

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7.3.3. Print Head Maintenance ...................................................................................................................... 64
7.4.

THE MAINTENANCE FOR THE SYSTEM OF M MODEL ................................................................................. 66

8 DAILY TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................................................................... 67


9 KONICA MINOLTA PRINT HEAD INTRODUCTION ............................................................................. 73
9.1.

HOW TO PROTECT THE PRINT HEAD .......................................................................................................... 73

9.2.

PRINT HEAD DESCRIPTION....................................................................................................................... 75

9.3.

THE INK INSIDE MOVEMENT DIRECTION ................................................................................................... 75

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1 Chapter Prologue
1.1. Description
The VISTA series Large Format Digital Inkjet Printer is produced by Beijing JinHengFeng Digital
Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd. It is digital equipment, which is controlled by the
computer, can output colorful images automatically. It adopts automatic colorful output, which is
controlled by computer, and all of the digital equipment makes sure the easy operation.
1.1.1 The Expected aim
It can be used for outdoors printing such as billboards, bus advertisement, light box, poster, display,
stage backgrounds, signboards, and etc, which needs durability and high speed.
1.1.2 The media:
Solvent- based flexes, paper, banner, mesh, vinyl and so on. Any media manufacturer is ok, but good
quality media is strongly suggested to get great printing impact and long lifespan printing outdoors.
1.1.3 The Ink
Solvent based inkoil based ink, UV ink this is up to the print head model and ink supply system and
resolution.Any ink manufacturer is ok, but good quality ink is strongly suggested to extend the print
heads life, get great printing impact, and longer lifespan printing outdoors.
1.1.4 The Print-Heads
Print heads of British XAAR Company and American SPECTRA Company, Japan Seiko and Japan
Konica. With the development of market, more print-heads will be optional.
1.1.5 The RIP Software
Maintop, Photo print, Wasatchdifferent control system with different RIP.
1.1.6 Models
Media width: 1.8m, 2.5m, 3.3m, 3.5m, 5m
1.1.7 Print-head quantity:
Konica: KM512 (MN/14PL, LN/42PL) 4 print heads/ 4 color, 6 print heads/ 6 color, 8 heads/4
color
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Konica KM256 (MN/14PL, LN/42PL) 4 print heads/ 4 color, 6 print heads/ 6 color, 8 heads/4
color
Xaar XJ500: 4 print heads/4colors, 6 print heads/6 colors
Xaar XJ128/200: 8, 12 print heads/4 color12 print heads/6 color
Xaar XJ128/360: 8, 12 print heads/4 color12 print heads/6 color
Spectra 256: 4, 8 print heads/4 color
Spectra skywalker 128

8, 12, 16 print heads/4 color12 print heads/6 color

Servo System: AC, DC


Working Station: WIN98, WINXP
Printing Port: PCI, USB
Shape: M, V, A, and so on..
Non-Guarantee Spare Parts of the Equipment
Print-heads, ink-pumps, filters and ink tubes
1.1.8 Warranty
One year since the machine left factory.
1.1.9 Non-warranty Items
The warranty doesnt cover the force majeure and user damage.
1.1.10 Package
Legs assembled and legs unassembled, suffocated and un-suffocated veneer case, vacuum and
non-vacuum covers are optional.
1.1.11 Operators
One or two operators, which is familiar with computer, electronics, electrics and mechanism, and got
professional printing training.
1.1.12 Environment
Power: 220V, 50HZ, single-phase, AC
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Temperature: 20-28
Humidity40%-60% the temperature

watch and

barothermohy grogram must be installed

Air: 0.7 MPA dry air, dustproof device, and ventilation device.
Regulator: 1KVA UPS
Grounding: The printer must be grounded; the earth-plate must be firm and effective, so that the
printer can prevent itself from static and leakage. If you dont have the standard grounding device in
the workshop, you must do as the following:
Dig a hole of 1 meter-length,1 meter-width and 1.5 Meter-depth, put one piece of metal plate,
especially copperplate, of 10mm-thickness and connect a lead wire to the ground as the grounding end.
You should not use the pipe or the conductor you think of. The static of the printer can not be higher
than 5V!
1.2. Safety Precautions! Warning!
Vista printers are designed accord with all the safety requirements of printing equipments. But to
ensure 100% safety, the operator should follow the safety precaution and operation instruction of this
manual and the improved version in future seriously.
Only the operator who is correctly trained and qualified to operation can be allowed to do installation
& maintenance.
Without JHFs written permission, any modification, deletion, or replacement of the printer is
prohibited; or the machine warranty will be invalidate immediately.
The operator should learn this manual seriously and keep the manual somewhere, which is easy to get.
Since the equipment is a separate system, please do not use same power supply with other
power-eating equipments or electric interferential equipments to prevent the machine from electric
harm.
During the process of equipment works, the abruptly power off or Over-strong voltage (current) will
bring to un-forecast damages.
Neither let the equipment works near flammable liquid or gas, nor under the environment of excessive
dry and wet place.
To prevent the electronic parts from hot, please do not block the intake.

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The computer is only used for controlling the printer. You are recommended that you wont install any
other software except the printing software lest occur the software interference caused by virus or
different RIP software, and decrease the working speed and even the computer freezes suddenly. You
are also recommended that you have another computer for designing the RIP file purpose. When the
RIP file is ready, you save it in the printers computer. You are recommended to delete the file or save
the file in disc, floppy disc or other computer after the file has been printed instead of saving the file in
the printers computer.
The ink and solution are harmful for peoples eyes and skin; you should clean it as soon as it splashes
into the eyes. Please keep the ink and solution away from the children.
The ink and solution have the property of volatilization, so you should cover it when it isnt used
against the volatilization of the efficient components, which may cause the ink and solution
invalidation. The invalid ink will damage the print head. The ink should be shook before it will be
used.
Please make sure there is no ink on the electric circuit board and cables lest circuit short or turn-off.
It is strongly suggested that you turn off the general power before you disconnect or connect any parts
of the printer.
Some cables in chain along the print-head carriage move frequently, so the connection on both ends
should be fixed tightly in case the strong movement causes the phenomenon of incomplete sending
-signal.
It the equipment can not work normally, please check the troubleshooting and make some maintenance
and repair, and also you should contact with service department of JHF Company to get some help.
JHF Company can not promise that once a person read this manual then he/she can be eligible to
operate, test and calibrate this printer.
JHF Company has right to explain this manual, and can not ensure this manual is totally in line with
your purchased machine model due to the market change. Please ask latest manual to match your
machine.
1.3. The model image of Vista Inkjet Printer

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Image 1-1M model

(Image 1-2 )V model-KONICA print head

(Image 1-3 )V model -KONICA-print head

(image 1-4)A model KONICA print head

1.4. Manual Catalogue for Vista Inkjet Printer


model
VISTA10000: adopt KONICA KM512MN 14PLprint head
VISTA9000: adopt KONICA KM512LN 42PLprint head
VISTA8000: adopt KONICA KM256MN 14PL print head
VISTA6000: adopt KONICA KM256LN 42PL print head
The standard default for printer
you can check the configuration demand on the standard default
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Signal definition for printer
X

XX

OX

S means 6 color, without S means 4color


N means 14PL, without N means 42PL
F means KM512 print head, E means KM256 print head
4, 6, 8 is the quantity of print heads
50, 33, 26, 25, 22, 18 is the printing width of the printer: 5m, 3.3m, 2.6m, 2.5m, 2.2m, 1.8m
A, V is the printer shape and body
For example A3306ENS stand for A model, 3.3m, 6 print heads, konica256, 14PL, 6 color
The parameter for the model:
Specification

L*W*H
Weight

A3308E A2604E A2606E A1606E V3304F V2504F V2504FN V1804FN


NS
NS
V3306FS V2506FS V2506FN V1806FN
A2606ES
A2604E A1604E
S
S
N
N
4410*800 3760*800 3760*800 2760*800 4750*930 4100*930 4100*930 3350*930
*1350
*1350
*1350
*1350
*1280
*1280
*1280
*1280
600KG 530KG 530KG 460KG 520KG 450KG 450KG 380KG

Max Resolution 720DPI 720DPI 1440DPI 1440DPI 720DPI 720DPI 1440DPI 1440DPI
26
24
24
40
37
22
19
Printing Speed 56
2
(m /h)
Power Supply Single Phase, AC, 220v50hz
Power
0.8KW includes single heater, 1.3KW includes two heaters, 1.75KW includes
three heater
Ink
Solvent Ink C M Y K LC LM
Ink Supply
Automatic continuously ink supply by pump, positive cleaning
RIP
Photoprint or Wasatch
Positioning
Optical Encoder Position (Raster)
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Head & Media 2-3mm, adjustable
Distance
Media Control Roll to roll, (80KG/roll, out diameter235mm), automatic/manual feeding and
collecting
Media Suction Media Suction under the printing table
Heating
Pre-heater and Post-heater, separate temperature control and display
Drying
Front Fan
Head
Automatic Vacuum Cleaning, Positive Cleaning, Head Cover to keep head wet
Maintenance
Media
PVC, Vinyl, Mesh, Non-woven Textile,
File
TIFF (RGB&CMYK), BMP, JPEG
Interface
High Speed PCI Card
Data
Optical Fiber
Transferring
Working
WINXP
Station

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2 Equipment Structure and Performance


2.1. Composing
Mechanism System
Electrical System
Ink-supply System
Control System
Maintenance System
2.2. System Performance
2.2.1

Mechanism System:

It includes media movement system and carriage movement system. The structure map of the mechanism
system is as follows

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Picture 2-1VISTA-UM/V model -Mechanism System

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.2.2.1.1

Media Movement System

Media Movement System includes initiative movement system and driven movement.
Initiative movement system:
It includes stepping- motor driver, stepping motor, reducer and initiative roller.
The initiative movement system can move or stop after receiving the order of printing software from the
computer. The moving orientation and distance of the media can be changed by the way of changing the
relevant parameters in the software. For more details of the parameters adjustment in the software, please
refer to software explaining chapter.
Driven movement system:
It includes Reducer, single phase motor and winding roller. The media roller switch on the panel of the
printer controls the movement of the driven movement system.
2.2.1.2 Carriage Movement
The Movement System of the Print head carriage is also named as Servo Control System. It includes Servo
Motor, Reducer of Servo Motor, Driver of Servo Motor and Feeding Belt.
The print head carriage receives the order from the printing control software in the computer, and it will
move or stop through the feeding belt. The movement of the Servo Motor is controlled by the Driver of the
Servo motor. The adjustment way of the parameters for the Servo motor is as follows.

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Print Head Fixation Screws

2..2.2

Electric System

2.2.2.1 Electricity Control Diagram

(Picture 2-2) Electricity Control System

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2.2.2.2 Control Box Map

Picture 2-3

V model-PCI sytem-SPT510 print head machine Electricity Control diagram

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Picture 2-4

UM model-PCI sytem-SPT510 print head machine Electricity Control diagram

2.2.2.3 Heating System

(Picture 2-5) Heating System Diagram


Note: Heater controller, namely thermostat

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Switch

Heater Controller

(Picture 2-6) Thermostat panel diagram


Indicator:
AL1: Indicator of Relay J1
AL2: Indicator of Relay J2.
AT: Self-adjustor Indicator (blinking during self-adjusting)
Parameter adjust button-up /increase button
Parameter adjust button-down/decrease butto
Replacement Button/Self-adjustor button
Set/ok
Controller display

Heater Controller Parameter Settings Illumination


Initial Parameters: (press

, enter password

to enter the system)

parameter Marks

Meaning

Option/Scope

inty
outy
caty

Heat Sensor Model


output Control Mode
PID Control Arithmetic

See Pic 2-8


0,1,2
0,1,2

inty
outy
caty

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Parameter
Pt 10.0
2 2
0 0

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Psb

Psb

sensor Error
parameter

amend -100~100

Rd

Rd

running model

0:heating 1:cool

Corf

Corf

Unit option

0:

end

end

end

1:of

1. Pressing the increase or minish switch when the thermostat is working, the panel window will show
temperature setting value (SV).

Press the increase switch, the temperature setting value will add 1 and

press the minish switch, the temperature setting value (SV) will decrease 1.
2. The temperature setting and alarm setting is same as initial parameters setup.
3. Relay connection value and break value illumination.
If you set AH1=AL1, or AH2=AL2, the relay cannot work;
If you set AH1>AL1, or AH2>AL2, relay works, it is used to up limit alarm;
If you set AH1<AL1, or AH2<AL2, relay works, it is used to bottom limit alarm.

2.2.3Ink Supply System


Four colors ink supply system diagram:

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Note
1), A, electric magnetic valve; B, air pump C, reset switch D, filter
2), Press the reset switch then the electric magnetic valve and air pump begin to press ink separately
3), ink supply system
*Ink Supply: when the ink is on the bottom, floater sensor is on the bottom of the sub ink tank, it gives the
signal of connection, the ink supply board and the main ink tank is connected by the 24V, and the pump
works, the ink is going to the ink tank; when is on the upper limit level, the floater sensor gives the break
signal, ink supply is stopped. During printing, the ink in sub ink tank will falls gradually, after the ink
supply, the ink level increases again. It means the ink will be kept in a suitable scope to keep the printing
works well.
*Lack-ink Alarm: when the ink in the main ink tank is going finishing, the pump will keep working because
the connection signal keeps. When the pump works out of the time limit (the time to fill two sub ink tanks
time under the normal ink supply condition), the ink supply board will alarm and the indicator will blink to
remind the operator to fill the ink.
4) Electromagnetic valve ink cleaning system diagram

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(1)The electronic circuit of electromagnetism valve and air pump is link parallel, and they will work
together and press the ink automatically to meet the aim of balancing the air pressure.
2Press the ink: Press the button, the air pump press the air to electromagnetism valve and it will work, this
time B and A is thorough to keep the effect of press ink.
3Printing: loose the button, the air pump and electromagnetism valve all stop working, now the A and C is
thorough to keep the balance of ink box pressure.
4Cleaning the ink from the surface of print head and beginning working.

2.2.4. The Control System


The controlling system of VISTA printer consists of computer (software included), relevant electronic
circuit board, the controlling switch, electronic cable etc.
2.2.4.1 Computer Configuration Request:
Work station:: WINDOWS XP
MAINBOARD: Intel suggested
CPU: above Pentium IV, 2.4 G
MEMORY: 512 M DDR
Hard disk: 80G, High Speed RS 720020G free memory for use
Display:

64M/8X

Computer device provide by the customer themselves

2.2.4.2. Boards, Connections and diagram

Coordinate:

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Front View

Rail
Power

Carriag
Heater

Printhead setting order

2.2.4.3

the control system of

electrical board image and connection for the control system.

make sure the connection of AB port is good.


Make sure the connection of FCC is good.
When you insert or pull out the PCI card, make sure the computer is off.
After you installed PCI card, must fix it use the screw.
Forbid to insert or pull out the yellow signal cable for the PCI card and high thick cable.

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Picture 2-11Color board(left),PCI card (right ), Servo motor (bottom ) indicator light and connector
1. 12V/24V Power Input

diagram

Switch Power Supply

2. Position Limit Switch, Emergency Stop Switch


24V Power Input

Step Motor

Servo Card

3. Stepping Signal Output

Driver

24V Output

Control Signal Output


4 Ink Pump Power Cable

Ink Pump

5 Floater Sensor Cable, Raster Signal Cable


6 Vacuum Cleaning Signal
Serial Port

Vacuum Cleaner Power Output

24V Power Input


7 Servo Signal Output

PC
Optical Fiber

Color Board

24V Output

Control Signal Output

Color Board

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Picture 2-12Electric distributor board connector diagram

2.2.4.4. Operating Instruction for the machine switches


notethe position of the switch for V model and UM model if differentplease peruse what you need.
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Picture 2-14V Model operation switches diagram

Picture 2-159- switch panel diagram


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3. Control Panel and switches functions:
Emergency Switchpresses it down, it will break the servo motor driver (encoder) power, and the carriage
will stop movement. When the printing has something abnormally, you have to stop the machine running
immediately; you can press this button down. This operation will prevent the print heads and other
components from damage, but it will also lose the printing, you must print it again. Please do use this
button carefully
Switch 9(general power switch): Press it down, the light will turn on and the machine gets the power. Also,
it connects 5v/24 v, 48 v power supply board and supply the power for the servo motor driver.
Switch 8(fan switch): Press it down, the light will turn on and the machine gets the power. Also, it connects
5v/24 v, 48 v power supply board and supply the power for the servo motor driver.
Switch 3 (print head switch): Press it down, the light will turn on and the print head gets the power. Also, it
connects 35v power supply board.
Switch 1, 2, 3,5,6,7 switches: Press it down, the light on it will turn on and it connects single phase power,
controlling the feeding and take-up rollers.

Machine operation order


To make sure if the printer is out of power
Press down general power switch and the machine gets the electricity when the indicator light is on
Open the computer to run the JHF Printing Management.
Press the print head switch down, the light indicator turns on, the print head gets the power.
If the output is almost dry, please press down the fan switch.
Press the automatic feeding advance, automatic feeding reverse, manual take-up advance and manual
take-up reverse. Please note that it is not allowed to press down two switches or more than two
switches. Otherwise, the single direction power will not run.

The order of turn off: Turn off the print head power, turn off the computer power, and then turn off
other witches to make all light indicators off. Finally, turn off the general power switch and let the light
off.
2.2.5. Maintenance
To maintain the machine, you need: one pc of vacuum cleaner;
Print Heads Cleaning Tools: injector, test paper, solvent.
Vacuum cleaner: it is used to clean the print head during the printing, controlled by the software. The user is
required to connect the vacuum cleaner tube and vacuum terminal tightly as the picture 2-16.
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The vacuum cleaner is prepared by the user. It is suggested to use dry-wet multiple use type vacuum cleaner,
with about 1000 w power.

Picture 2-16Automatic Cleaning Terminal

Picture2-17Print head protection tray

3Cleaning print head tool: The user needs non-spin fabric, injector, test paper, and solvent to clean the
print head.
4. The machine is equipped with a print head protection salver as the picture 2-7. The end-user can put the
solvent into the antisepsis sponge and cover the tray below the print head carriage holder after stopping
printing but with the print heads on the machine. When you doing that, please make sure the tray covers the
print heads and absorb the magnet against the print head carriage holder. It can last the print head wet for at
most 8 hours if there isnt any space. If there is any space between the magnet and print head carriage
holder, please use the antisepsis sponge for replacement. It is not absolutely safety way. It is just a kind of
convenient tool.
Note: when the general power or the power for the print head is on , do not use the protection salver, or else
the circuit in the print head will be disturb, and affect the print head.

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3 Operation Instruction
3.1 Operation sequence outline
1) Please put the package at working place. Prevent it from shaking.
2) Please disassemble the crate step by step and check the spare parts according to the attached
package list. Using a forklift to move the printer to the working house.
3) Check if the printer is put at a good level.
4) Move away all fastened spare parts from the print head carriage and install all the spare parts.
5) Move the print head carriage by hand to make sure if the print head carriage belt and linear encoder
sensor are installed in suitable position.
6) Grounding the printer to make sure the static voltage is below 1 V.
7) Put the PCI card inside the computer and connect the flat cable and movement controlling cable
between the computer and printer and also check its other power cables and signal cables to make sure
they are connected well and rightly.
8) Install the printing software and RIP software with the computer.
9) When turn on the printer, please put the hand nearby the emergency switch to deal with the
accident.
10) Send a file to the printer to check the printing
11) Turn off the printer. Please fix the print head and then fix the signal cables between the print head
and transforming board.
12) Please clean the print head one by one with the cleaning solution. Please keep the cleaning
solution in the print head at least 10 minutes in order to get ride of the protection liquid inside the print
head absolutely. Additionally, please let off the cleaning solution from the print head completely.
13) Connect the ink supply system, which supplies the ink.
14) Please use the positive or negative pressure to make the ink out of the print head, and then wipe off
the superfluous ink on the print head face.
15)Printing color bar to see how the print head jets ink
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16) Adjusting the print head

3.2 Operation Instructions


3.2.1 Power Operation
UM model: turn on the printer general power witch breaker (AC 220V, 50HZ, make it sure the
power socket is connected to the ground well). V model: turn on the general power on the control panel.
Turn on the computer with Windows XP, install PCI card and its driver and printing software.
(Please refer to the software installation manual).
Before printing, please make it sure that the distance switches work well. It needs two people to
operate. Operator A operate the computer, moves the carriage to right side by software, the operator B
press the right distance switch, the carriage will stop immediately at normal condition. And then press
down the emergency switch, and loose the right distance switch. Repeat it to make it sure the right
distance switch is ok. A moves the carriage to left, B presses the left distance switch, the carriage will
stop at the normal condition. Repeat it, make it sure the left distance switch is ok.
Operate the software, control the each part of the machine movements, and confirm the machine
is ok.
3.2.2. Feeding the Media

(Picture 3-1) V Model Feeding Structure

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A Model Feeding Structure


Please put the media between the two feed rollers, thread through the feeding wheels and press wheels,
align the media edge, press the media handle, move the media and see if it is flat or not. If not, please
do it again.
3.2.3. Installation Print head
Firstly, please fix the print head, secondly, connect the ink tube and print head ink inlet tubes and
thirdly connect the cable between the print head and transforming board. Please remember to block the
outlet after the print head can jet.
Cleaning print head: Clean the print head one by one with the cleaning solution. Please keep the
cleaning solution in the print head at least 10 minutes in order to get rid of the protection liquid inside
the print head absolutely. Additionally, please let off the cleaning solution from the print head
completely.

When installing or uninstalling the print heads, please do not turn on the printer power. Please
wear special gloves to keep from static. The static will damage the small print heads chips and print
heads.
3.2.4 Testing the Electric Circuit Board
Testing the color boar: The light for the 12v and 24 are on and these lights are winking when the
computer loading the program, but not printing. If so, it means that the color board is working well.
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Print head chip: If the light on the chip glitters, it means that the chip is working well.
The servo motor board: The status light shines, the ink supply light is on when supplying ink and the
12v and 24 v indicators light is on all the time and distance switch indicator light is off all the time. If
so, it means that the servo motor board works well.
PCI card: The power indicator light is on, the direction light is on when moving and two lights are on
all the time when working. If so, it means that the PCI card works well.
3.2.5 Check the Raster Positioning System
Check if the raster is installed well or not: it should be straight and tension, the blocks should be close
to the raster, and the two sides should be fixed firmly.
Check the Raster sensor: should be 1-2mm to the raster top edge.
Check raster: if there is scar, or there is ink, oil on it.
3.2.6. Ink Supply
Supply the ink to the sub ink tank:
A) Make sure all the ink tube is connected well.
B) Turn-on the printer general power.
C) Connect the ink level sensor of each color to floater accordingly.
D) Make sure 4 or 6 ink pumps to start work and second ink tank refilling the ink.
When you turn on the ink-supply power, the indicator light which is on the ink-supply board will be
shining, and
ink-pumps will be turning. Then the secondary ink tank will reserve ink and the pump will stop
working. It is because when
The ink rises to a certain level , the ink-level sensor inside the secondary ink tank sends signal to the
pump.
Supply ink to the print head
Please connect the print head ink outlet and inlet ink tube and connect a small length of small size ink
tube with the print head ink outlet tube. Press down the positive switch to let the ink come in from the
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inlet ink tube. Please lift this length of the tube when the ink is out from the ink tube. Normally, the
ink will flow from the print head caused from the positive pressure
3.2.7. Start Printing
Start printing: Please print the required image according to the manual of the printing software.
3.2.8.

End Printing

Finish printing: exit the printing system software, and then turn off the switch of the print head, of
computer, of heating system, of power supply (close the breaker of the power supply), and also cover
the electric box.

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4 The way of dealing with the image for the


vista software
This printing system software only supplies printing process for chosen file, but not able to do image
edition and pretreatment. Meanwhile, the printing system software can only identify and print 180DPI,
single color 8- bitmap file. The user shall use third party software with powerful function to edit and
pre-treat the image. The users are recommended to use PHOTOSHOP 6.01 version software which is
produced by ADOBE Company to design the image for printer.
This manual takes the PHOTOSHOP 6.01 as an example to explain to provide the image file for the
printing system software. As for the detailed usage of PHOTOSHOP, please refer to the special book
for Photoshop.
4.1

Design Image

The image designer uses suitable image editing software to design wanted and needed image, and save
it as the format, which can be identified, by Photoshop software.
4.2

Change the image as CMYK format

The users adopt PHOTOSHOP to open the saved image, and transfer the image by Image/Mode/
CMYK Color to CMYK format, and change the image as 8 Bits/Channel.

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(Pic 5-1)
4.3

Setting Image Size

The practical size of the image file, which is set up in the computer, should be in accordance with the
size of printing image, so the practical size of the image file should be adjusted. Please refer to the
following picture
Note: the image designer should finish the operation of this part, so this manual wont introduce in
detail. For further detailed information, please refer to the special book of PHOTOSHOP.

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(Pic 5-2)
4.4

Merge Image Layers

The users may use more image layer when they design the image, and they need to use the order in
picture to merge the image layer. Refer to image.

(Pic 5-3)
Click the right button on the arrowhead of the picture, it will flip the menu, please refer to the picture
for this. To choose merge order to put together all image layers. If the users dont use more image
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layer, the order of merge will show gray. The users can skip over this operational step, and go through
to the next operational step.

4.5

Save the image file

The users can save the image file by orders of file/save after modifying the image file.
The users choose the file format as TIFF, BMP, EPS or JPEG in the dialog box of save, then the name
of the file can be modified.
Note: the file format must be saved as TIFF, because the saved image file have to set up type by
MAINTOP software, and then the image can be printer with the printing system software by the digital
printer. However, the MAINTOP software typeset software can only identify the image file of TIFF
format

(Pic 5-4)
After click save button, it will show following picture, and then its OK to click IBM
click OK
At present, one image file has been modified, you make typesetting and output.

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(Pic 5-5)

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5 RIP Software PHOTOPRINT Guide


5.1

Install PHOTOPRINT

Insert PHOTOPRINT CD
PHOTOPRINT will install itself
Enter will install the procedureprocedure choicePHOTOPRINT language
or Englishthen click the next
install enactment put in the user and
the password in the dongle.

choiceChinese

passwordthen click the nextthe name of the user and

welcome click the next


license agreement choose agreeclick the next
function choicechoose the disk which has large memoryclick the next
Choose the installation type to install the software.we suggest the standard installationthen click
the next.
Choose the folder, which is used for save the software. If you accept the default foldera new folder
will come automatically to save the software. Click the next.
Click yes clean the presetting or click no save the primary presetting .

you must make sure the password for the dongle is rightor else you can not open the RIP
softwareif do not have the dongle ,the RIP software will not work. The dongle is used to forbidden
the stealing copy , whenever you use the software , you must install the dongle in your computer.
5.2

Set the printer

After finish the installationat first you must set the printer.
Production Manager the procedure run automatically then collocate the printer, choose the printer in
the new menu.

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In the add the equipment
the manufacture is JingHengFengthe model is VISTA3306FS
KONICA KM512 42PL print headorVISTA3306FNS KONICA KM512 14PL print head

choose color printer click next


installation default Vista V3306FS orVISTA3306FNSchoose install the desktop driver for
printingclick the next.
Two ways of connecting with the computer
Print
model
Network

Item one

Item two

Item three

function

TCP/IP web site


127.0.0.1

Port No.

Click to confirm,
click finish

When you set this port, after the


Production Manager RIP the image
the control software for printing
will be set as network printing
the
inkjet printer will print directly
When you set this portand after
the Production Manager RIP the
image, it will begin to print, while
RIP while printing.

print

Print the
file

9100

When the
TCP/IP web site
comes, please click
the cancel

Port
choose
FILE

This
operation
will be deal with
and save as the
default file for
your
computer
prt file

COM serial communication portthis port only supported by CNC ROUTER.


LPT parallel port is always be used for the connection of printer and the computer.
USB: The USB port supplied by the applicable equipment, and must make sure install the right driver
procedure.
TCP/IP, the TCP/IP port can be adopted if the output equipment support the network connection, you
should input the IP site which was distributed to you

FTP supports the network connection for the output equipment and the FTP agreement. You should
input the IP sit which was distributed to you.
LPR, some network equipment can not work together with the TCP/IP, they only work together with
FTP agreement, you should input the IP site which was distributed to you.
SCSI, This port can be adopted if your equipment supports the SCSI connection.

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Finish add the printer as the following image

image 5-1
5.3

Add ICC align file

Click the file


coming menu

in the menu open menu Production Managerand click the import reset in the

Choose the FS_6C_Preset in the open, look in

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(Image 5-2)
Choose
5.4

the all click selectthe system will inform reset successful imported
Set the print job

Click the file in the Production Managerclick add job in the coming menuthe following image
will come ,after finish the additionall of the operation can be add, delete and change the attribute
production manager

image 5-3
More than one printer can be operated together, if the computer is applicable.
Double click the operation name, the image job properties, will come as the following

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image 5-4
There are ten setting

function

in the job properties

Arrange

Item

Content

Remark

Media
size

the media width


should nearly meet the
width of the machine

Width

The system will alarm when media


width, length excess the provisionthere
must leave the blank in the front and the
back , the left and the right while print
Set the width and the length

11 Distance

10 /

margin and between space

12 /

15 Content

16 Remark

13 Workgroup
14 Item

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17 Operation 18 Display information

19 /

20 Path

21 Display information

22 /

23 Set

24 Display information

25 /

26 Finish
out put

27 Choose delete /save

28 Choose save, it is
convenient for using in
the future.

29 Color manage
30 Item

31 Content

33 Beforehand

1,choose the beforehand usethe alignment 34 Beforehand example


file must be applicable to the inkif you
4pass-lclm-360*360
choose this setting, the operation for the 35 The printing set 4pass
color alignment has been performed.
The
output file must be applicable to the ink,
media, and resolution, dithering of the output
equipment. When you choose the
configuration file must make sure all of the
configuration file must be applicable for the
standard matching. Choose the ICC file from
the disk.

36 Media

32 Remark

2operation attribute; We suggest you use


color alignment file
the media is optional
37 The alignment color file

will be chose
automatically
38 Print model

The quality you want

39 The alignment color file


will be chose
automatically

40 Color
alignment

41 Yes /no

42 The alignment color file


will be chose
automatically

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43 Form sheet

44 Yes /no

45 The alignment color file


will be chose
automatically

46 Color

47 Color model: if your output


equipment support multicolor model.
Thus you can choose the sustaining
color model.
49 superimposition 50 Yes/no
52 resolution

48 /

51 /

Choose the applicable DPI for your 53 /


operation. High DPI for high quality, but it
need more time.

54 Note 1click the advanced in the color alignment, and click the solid color
in the coming menu input ICC file the new menu will come, the setting as the
following image:
55

56
57
58
59
60
61 Note 2

image 5-5

The printing label displays the correlative setting, it is up to the output equipment, the label model
may be different. When you change some setting in the output equipment, it will adjust to the best
position, but some manual setting.
Media

choose the media type, it will come while printing.

Printing model

choose the quality you want

Resolution

choose the output resolution

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Driver
click this button to display the driver procedure dialog box, the dialog box include
all the setting which correlative the output equipment. The output equipment panel can set the most
setting for the driver procedure.
Liberation model

choose the liberation model for output.

Screen
the button is practicable, when you choose the angle screen. You can explain each
frequency, angle, figure for the color belt screen.
Consistency adjustment

it used for the consistency contour of output equipment.

Color alignment: check the option and make sure it is activation. If you did not check this setting, the
ICC configuration file which aligned color in the internet application software will check this option,
force RIP to use the ICC configuration file which exist in the operation file.
ICC input configuration file:

choose ICC configuration file to change the dicey color space.

Color management: use the default color management.


ICC output configuration file: choose the ICC configuration file to match the media, fill the ink to the
printer.
color space conversion mode: Choose the space conversion model, which exist in the bitmap
image.
Vector color space transform model: choose space model, which was used in the vector object
Information:
click this button to display the attribute dialog box of configuration; the details of the
output configuration file, which has selected will be displayed. Thus you can use it to check if the
selected configuration files match the media.
Color model: choose the applicable ink for the setting of printer. If the printer support manifold color
model, you can choose one from them.
Separate the printing color: choose this page, and print one by one

Frontispiece: this option is optional when you choose when you check this optionit
will print the image as frontispiece.
Liberation model is device model. each point for the image will be adopted by the media. Each
liberation model has the advantage in the RIP speed and the quality. The best liberation model for
the machine is the default.
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62 Printer option: do not use this function.


63 Connection : the excess printing size should be delaminate before the output.
64 Item

65 Set content

66 Remark

Connection
parts
size
Choose the
connection
parts
All the spell

The width, high, blank for connection parts

The number, width, high for connection

The same width, same high, fixed width,


high, superposition width.

67
68 image 5-6
69 Label and sign
70 Item

71 Set Content

72 remark

Color
width
Printing label
Spelling the
superposition
line

Choose KCMYLCLM
Set the width
/
You can set the measure between the row and the tier. Depend on
the superposition, you can banish the aperture between the division
at the end of combination output. The metrical superposition part
will be look on as the gross superposition for the two rows and the
two tiers.
/

/
/
/
/

Printing belt

73 Color alignment
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Color belt allow you to adjust the color. Block stands for each color channel of the output equipment.
Add or reduce the block to control the ink density. You can input the parameter in the compilation
box.

image 5-7

74 Separate
seldom use
75 Preview :
preview function
76 Set the default
set it as default
5.5

Send the operation

After you set the attribute in the photo print, then click send
1while set the network print, the printer will print directly. 2, when you choose the FILE to print
photo print software will save the image in the ordered file as the printing file. For example D:\rip

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While printing open the control softwareclick add RIP file in the coming menu, the route is D:\rip
after the addition you can begin to print.
The details of deal with the image ,please
document
5.6

refer to PHOTOPRIN Trip manualsoftware assistant

Control software and the connection of PHOTOPRINT software

TCP/IP web site 127.0.0.1


Port choose FILE
5.7

The notice for PHOTOPRINT

The PHOTOPRINT software enclose the manual, and the file references. The operation notice as the
following:
The image resolution, pass number must match the printing control system, while you deal with
RIP, in order to get the perfect effect.
The image resolution, size correspond with data size, the date size decide the operation time for
computer.
After PHOTOPRINT finish RIP, the color route will become CMYK, thus the image should be
TIFF.

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6 The basic operation of the printing system


6.1. The characteristic of this printing system:
Print head group: 4 or 6 KM512 print head
Resolution: X point: 360DPI\240DPI\180DPI; Y point: 720DPI\540DPI\360DPI\180DPI
Color: 4 or 6 color
Printing mode: 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16 pass;
The input of the image: File or TCP/IP (printing while ripping)
Output preview: Preview the image after changing the pm file into bmp little picture file.
Any of print head can be turned on or turned off freely
Automatic printing: Blank skip in X & Y direction
It can print with so many pictures copied lengthways.
Automatic pump: It can pump the print head automatically while printing.
Flashing: It is used for protecting the print head from block while it is not working.
The color bar: Used to protect the print head from concreting, monitor the state of the print head,
and set the distance & width between the image and the color bar.
Adjust the data of print head alignment and media feeding size during printing.
The printing direction can be set accordingly with option of unilateralist printing and
bi-directional printing, mirror image printing.
Lighten the edge: Use to lighten the pass line.
Automatic cleaning system
Chinese and English interface
Revising printing image
6.2. Printing Software Installation
6.2.1. Control Software Installation
open the CD V1806FNS /V2506FNS/V2506FS/V3306FSdifferent software for different model
double click circulate Setup.exe
choose install langue choose Chinese English then click ok
Welcome usethen next
choose a place to install the procedurethen next for example you install it in C:\Program
Files
choose programmed group then next
copy the filethen next
Finish installation click finish
A shortcut way will come on the desktop, for example JHF V3306FS V2.07cn
The way of the programming will like this C:\Program Files\Digital Printers\JHF Printer V2.07

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6.2.2. PCI Card Installation
Plug the PCI card into the PC, and then start the PC.

Attentions: please make sure that the right procedure is followed whenever you want to plug or
pull out the PCI card, otherwise, the PCI may be damaged.
After the windows started, it find PCI card. You should search the subdirectory of PCI Card driver
while install the Driver. (Or decompress PCI Card Driver)
6.3. The application for control software
6.3.1. Printer Configuration
Double click the shortcut mode JHF V3306FS V2.07Enrun the control software, please choose the
printing configuration file, as the following
Choose the V3306FS180dpi/ V3306FS240dpi/ V3306FS360dpi/choice gistthe resolution
must be the same as the image resolution which was deal with the RIP software and ICC.
Choose the default reposition; click ok, the carriage return to the original position. it is the
printing original point The control software will be opened and enter the main interface, or choose
do not anything, the carriage has no reaction, then the control software will be opened and enter the
main interface.

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6.3.2. Main Page

6.3.3. Main Menu


First grade menu

Second
Menu

Grade

Open
Delete
File

Print Preview
Exit

Reposition
Print

Option

Function description
Open the wanted image directory , the image list will
show the wanted image
Choose the wanted job on the image list, press Del
button to delete the wanted job.
If the file under the folder is changed a little, please
preview and refresh the image list
Exit the software, it will show a diagram to ensure if the
printer will return to the print head protection place.
Initialize the PCI card, the print head carriage will return
to the cleaning terminal position
Open the option setting diagram and set the parameter

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Basic Parameter

Internet Printing

Print
Stop
Pause
Continue
Cleaning Print
head
Printing Test
Flash
Cleaner
Heads parameters
Status bar
Refresh
Print Preview

View
Help

The basic parameter is made by the engineer. The operator


is not allowed to change the these basic parameter
Choose this item; the printing software will follow to the
printing order made by the RIP software. It can do RIP
while printing. Please note that if the Ripped file sizes
over 2 GB, please choose internet printing mode.
Otherwise, it cannot print correctly. Additionally, please
connect the computer network card and enter print mode
under the print optional menu to choose the print mode.
Choose wanted image or double click the image list to run
this function
Stop printing, the print head carriage moves to cleaning
terminal.
Pause printing, the print head carriage moves to cleaning
terminal
Continue printing
Cleaning print head. Choose the details in the optional
setting dialog box
Printing test bar. Adjust the print head parameter
accordingly
Turn on /off pinhead flash to prevent the print head block.
Choose the flash frequency in the optional setting dialog
box
Turn on/ off vacuum cleaner
Enter the print head voltage adjustment dialog box( for the
details, please refer to the following instruction)
Show/hide status bar
Refresh the image list
enlarge/ reduce preview file

About

Show the version code

Automatic pressure adjustment optional (choose the voltage, it adjust automatically)


When the printer is on, enter this dialog and press Read switch and download 4 and 6 print head
voltage parameter.

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Note: please dont press Write first, otherwise it will write wrong parameter into the print head
transforming board.
Only the HV offset row parameter is revisable. The PH 1 column matches print head K, the PH2
column matches print head C, the PH3 column matches print head M, the PH4 column matches print
head Y, the PH5 column matches print head Lc, and the PH6 column matches print head Lm. The
value adjustable scope for the HV offset row is -127-127. If set this parameter as Zero, it means
that voltage will not do excursion.. If choose permit the print head adjust electric pressure, it will
adjust automatically according to the temperature change. If dont choose permit the print head adjust
electric pressure, the print head voltage will not change.
Note: When press down Read or Write switch and turn on printer, the software system will
automatically return to the automatically adjusting voltage status except that you dont choose the
permit the print head voltage adjust function.
The voltage is the power of the ink jetting, the temperature and the humidity will affect the ink jetting
serious. The lower voltage can cause the ink jump, the higher voltage can cause the ink break. You
should adjust the voltage depend on the ink
Adjust the voltage to make sure the voltage is above 15, when you adjust the voltage you should put
in the parameter between -5----+5 in the voltage excursion

Adjust the voltage excursion parameter according to the temperature/ voltage value listed on
above-listed table to make the head voltage to close the actual output voltage. When the value is close

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to the actual output voltage, normally, it can print formally. If it is still lack of lack of ink, please low
the voltage until the printer can print normally.

6.3.4. Keyboard Shortcuts


To efficient the operatin, we offered keyboard shortcuts:
Ctrl+Home

Initialization

Ctrl+End

Cleaning

Ctrl+Pause

Pause

Ctrl+ Move to left


Ctrl+ Move to Right
Ctrl+

Media back

Ctrl+

Media forward

6.3.5. Default Parameter, Shortcut icon

In order to set the regular setting easily, there is parameter column under the tool bar.
Path: the path for the wanted job
Pass: printing mode at 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16 pass optional
Printhead carriage speed
Quantity : Quantity for each job
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Printing position: the distance between the start print position and the cleaning terminal. Unit is mm.
Blank edge: the distance between the left edge of the material and the cleaning terminal. The unit is
mm.
Movement value: the distance for the movement of the printhead carriage and the media when enter
Ctrl+ direction
Testing: Printing testing bar to adjust the printhead excursion parameter
Item
Status
Alignment
Stepping offset
Completely jetting
Testing output

Aim
Note
Check the ink jetting, ink break, print head block
Color alignment the adjustment for bi-direction color
alignment
Repair adjustment should happen together each circulate of
stepping motor
4 color 100% jetting need to check the ink capacity
the square meter per hour

Test the print head

image 6-4
You can see each print head block from the following image.
The array of the print heads

Adjust the Excursion value of each print heads according to the above drawing, which should be as the
first black print heads on the left side .
Step Excursion

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This drawing is for testing the Excursion value for different pass printing . after adjusting the step
Excursion and make it equal with the correct line number ,the printer can accurate print .
Full Printing
You can print mixed color square with 100% density ink quantity. By this test you can check the ink
saturation, and you can cancel one or more colors to test one or mixed colors full printing effect.
6.3.6. Printing Mode

Print
mode

Pass
Carriage Speed
Media-feeding speed
Quantity
Horizontal mirror

Vertical mirror
Blank-skip
Printing direction

1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16 pass optional


High, middle and low speed optional
High, middle and low speed optional
Quantity for each printing job
It is used for the double-side mirror image
Vertical mirror printing of each pass
Skip the blank area of the printing job
This system prints from left to right.

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Color
bar

Autom
atic
cleanin
g

Materi
al
setting

Uni- direction
Uni-direction printing
Setting the color bar besides the printing job to prevent print head from block
during printing and follow the heads condition
Color bar/ No color bar Turn on/ off the color bar
Distance between the color bar and printing job The unit
Distance
is one jet dot distance.
Two values. The former is separate color bar width; the
Width
latter is mixed color bar width. The unit is one jet dot
distance.
The color bar is put at the right side of the image or the
Position
left side of the image. The unit is one jet dot distance.
Automatically vacuum suction during printing
Automatic
cleaning/ Turn on/ off the color bar
Non automatic cleaning
Frequency
Cleaning one time every xx pass
The times of the print head carriage moves through each
Times
cleaning
Cleaner: use the vacuum cleaning to clean; Flash: Flash
Mode
cleaning the print head
Flash frequency
0~16 flash frequency. Normally choose 8 or 16.
The position which the printer start printing from.
Printing position
Start point
Width
Blank edge

The width between the start point and the edge of the
media
Material Width (unit: mm)
The distance between the left edge of the material and
cleaning terminal ( Unit: mm)

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6.3.7. The array of print heads

Print
Heads
Group

Print head
Quantity
Colors
Nozzles
Quantity
Print Heads
Resolution

Step Excursion
Acceleration Length
Color Excursion
Moving to left

The quantity of the print heads which is used to print


4color, 6color
The quantity of the nozzle for each print head
The physical resolution of each print head
The step excursion is different at different pass (unit :1/4
printing point distance)
During printing the acceleration/deceleration speed of the
carriage when it moves through the printed outs two sides. (unit:
one print pint distance)
Each print head has three parameter as the excursion value (unit:
one printing point distance)
When the printer prints from right left, the excursion will be
increased when you increased the value, and will be decreased if
decreased the value.

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When the printer prints from left to right, the excursion will be
Moving to right
increased when you increased the value, and will be decreased if
decreased the value.
Vertical
movement the Excursion value for each print heads vertical movement (this
excursion
value cant be minus)

Attention : If you need replace the Setup.ini option ,please restart the printer software

6.3.8. Automatic Vacuum cleaning


Open
the
procedure
file
C:\Program
V2.07/setup-V3306FS-240/180/360dpi.ini

Files\Digital

Printers\JHF

Printer

uiCleaning=0the carriage, suck ink for the left


uiCleaningWidth=2700the width of carriage move
6.3.9. STATUS BAR
POS:xxxxx/xxxx: the absolute position of carriage on raster (unit: the printing point distance) the
relative position of the carriage on the raster (unit :mm)
PSS:xx/xx/xxxxx: printed out finished lines/ print out total lines / printing status
STS:xxxxx: on/off state ( the status is 1/0): 0/0/left limited switch/right limited switch/l
Basic parameter setting:
Put in the engineer passwordplease refer to JHF company
After

entered, the following parameter setting will

come

print head arrangement


item
Purpose
remark
Print head Set the sequence number of print head for the color
channel
board.
Color
Set the sequence number of ink for the color board.
channel
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Movement system setting
Item
X reposition

purpose
The speed of the carriage return to the original

Remark

speed
slow/middle/fast the carriage speed while printing
X movement
Click movement, the carriage move, the raster
transfer the signal, click calculate, the system will
account the step parameter automatically.
Y movement
Click movement, the stepping driver move,
measure the moved distance. Input the parameter
you measured, the system will account the
stepping parameter automatically.

6.4. Fiber Installation:


A

Two fibers A & B used for connect the control card of the print head and PCI card, as there is connect
port of fiber for each control card. There is Tx and Rx stick on the port. While one end of the fiber
plug into Tx, then the other one should plug into Rx. Please kindly notice that you should point to the
right port.

Attentions: the fiber shouldnt be curved or tied less than 90 degree. Otherwise, the may
be damaged in the retrieval condition. Even lead to its disability to transfer the data directly. If you
want to change the point of the fiber, then 3cm Turning radius should be kept.

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7 Daily maintenance and repair


JHF-Vista digital inkjet printer is a high-resolution, high-performance electronic production with
professional output of image which requires maintenance and repairs strictly in order to keep the
system in normal and stable order to insure output image with high resolution
7.1. Operating environment request
Power supply: single-phase 220v 50Hz; Power on 24hrs/ day
Operating temperature: 20-28
Relative humidity: 40-60%

Note: the working environment will affect the ink and then affect the output of printe
7.2 Operation & Maintenance Requirement
The task of the operation and maintenance need to be operated and maintained with professional
operator or the operator who got training from our Company and to be certified qualified. The user
must do strictly according to this manual.
1) Wear anti-static device when touching circuits, electric parts, cable, and print heads.
2) Strictly prohibit pull out or insert any plugs, circuits, and cables with electricity.

3)

Strictly prohibit measure all kinds of electric parts of appliance with electricity.

4)

When contacting the ink you should try to wear protect-eyepiece to avoid the ink entering

the eyes. If it is entering the eyes, you should wash with a plenty of clear water. And please go to see a
doctor, if necessary.
5) Shake the ink evenly twice every day.
6Check distance switch and home position switch before turning on the printer every time.

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The distance-switch is a limit protection for the print head movement, it gives stop instruction to the
print heads by the electronic device. Please check it if these limit-switches work before running the
printer every time. In case, the limit-switched dont work well, which will affects the output of
printing, making output in misalignment. If so, please follow the following steps:
Please move the carriage from left to right after turn on the printer. When touching lightly the
right limit switch, the print head carriage stops, which means that the right limit-switch works
well; if not, please click the Stop button on tool bar under the printing software and stop the
carriage, then check the circuit and shoot the trouble.
Please move the carriage from right to left. When touching lightly the left limit switch, the print
head carriage stops, which means that the left limit-switch works well; if not, please click the
Stop button on tool bar under the printing software and stop the carriage, then check the circuit
and make the trouble-shooting.
Please move the carriage from right to left. When touching lightly the home position switch, the
print head carriage stops, which means that the home position-switch works well; if not, please
click the Stop button on tool bar under the printing software and stop the carriage, then check the
circuit and make the trouble-shooting.
7Before printing and after printing, please clean the print head and make the print head in good
condition.
Please use special cloth or paper with cleaning solution on it to wipe the print head when cleaning the
print head. It is suggested to do like this every day before printing, if necessary repeat this work
between two printing jobs, which will ensure the output in perfect position.
Print head is very important device, the following is cleaning requirement:
Please wear gloves, glasses and protective cloth to protect the operation.
Please use the professional duster cloth, wipe paper to clean print heads
Please use professional cleaning solvent or solution recommended by us to clean the print head
and its surrounding;
Sucking print heads one by one to take the solvent and ink remained on the print heads surface by
the vacuum cleaner;
Please dont scrape the surface of the print head when sucking;
After cleaning and sucking please test the print heads. If they are working well or not.
Automatic suction is critical to maintain print heads. To keep the print heads jetting please wipe
off the remained ink on the print heads surface.
Please lacquer the vacuum surface black to prevent the photoelectric cell running.
Please clean the print head lightly in uni-direction when cleaning the print head;
Please suck the print heads surface completely by vacuum after clean the print head by solvent.
8Turn on and off the machine strictly in order.
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9Please change the filter every two months; if the filter is clogged, please replace immediately.
Drain the ink from the ink tube
Disconnect the ink tubes in the two ends of the filter, replace the filter.
Reconnect the ink tube and check if they are connected tightly and safely;
Make sure if the direction of the filter is in same direction as the direction of supplying ink

Note: The filter is a single direction appliance; when connecting, please make sure the flow of
the ink is in same direction as the filter.
10Change the ink tube one time every year
We suggest to replace the ink tube every year, if any ink tubes broke unexpected, please replace
immediately.
Exhaust all inks in the ink tube after turn off the printer and computer;
Clean new ink tubes one time by special cleaning solution to get rid of impurity inside the tube
and dry the cleaning solution inside new ink tube completely;
11Cleaning the vacuum cleaner
The flexible tube with the vacuum cleaner will diminish after a long time, which will deduct air power
from the vacuum cleaner. In this case, changing a new flexible tube with the cleaner is necessary or
clean the flexible tube with a few of cleaning solution.
7.3. Print head Maintenance
7.3.1. Print head maintenance reason
The importance for print head maintenance as following:
The life of print head
The stable performance of print head
The quality of printing
The usage maintenance of print head will effect the motion of print head in all the system directly .
The purpose of maintenance is to keep the base case of print head working: clean the ink on the
nozzle and the waste ,drive the air in the nozzle tube. The standard of the environment above
according to the environment of setting the printer , the work loading of the system , the type of
ink ,the printing material , and the tactic for maintenance of print head.
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7.3.2. The tactic of maintenance
AMaintenance during printer operation
This maintenance is carried out during printer running. It is an automatic function which is executed at
specified time during printing, it support a reliable and continuous printing for the printing orders.
B Maintenance for short term
Maintenance for short term should be need when the machine is in work-off for a while. For example,
it should be required at the very beginning of printing or after finishing the work. Suggestion is that
the maintenance should be an autoimmunization system in order to operate repeatedly and unfailingly.
CMaintenance for long term
Maintenance for long term should be needed when work is finished all day or the whole system be
closed absolutely. All in all, the long-term maintenance is carried out with the state of work-off.
7.3.3. Print Head Maintenance
You can adopt one or mixed the follow daily maintenance ways:
APress and washing
Press and washing ways include two important functions:
To clean the air and contamination in the spout.
To clean the contamination in the nozzle.
Such of way could increase the heat of ink supply ,pressing the ink until gush out the hole ink of
nozzle.

If the temperature of the print head is different from the environment around, pressing and
cleaning can lead the temperature become low, then affect the function of the print head. so before
restart, you should do a warm up. one of these ways to avoid this warm up is heating the ink before it
come into the print head, then the temperature Is suit for the print head.
BVacuum cleaning
This technology to maintenance of print head can make the same impact as pressure cleaning ,but it
use vacuum effects nozzle and nozzle board area, drive the ink through the print head from the spout
In order to do success in this technology and use it availably, before use the vacuum ,you should make
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a sealed environment around the nozzle .only can use the soft material which has no harm to the
nozzle and also do no destroy to the surface
CMop up cleaning
Mop up cleaning including that use one piece (sh<40) to mop up the nozzle board .mop up cleaning
can drive the desiccated
fibrin which cant purge by printing cleaning .but it is possible to bring the
new contamination to other spout mop up cleaning should move to one position, keep the waste to the
one side .if move both sides, these waste will pileup and attached to the nozzle board. In order to avoid
polluted again, the best position is moving orthogonal to the spout. The angularity case of the piece
can course some operating problems, but you can choose a better angle.
After mopping up every time, you should put this mop piece to the mat which is renewable and
absorbent to clean. in order to avoid that mop piece destroying the nozzle board, mustnt mop when
it is dry, usually before mopping you should do printing cleaning.
DVacuum mopping for cleaning
This way for maintenance print head has two main functions:
Drive the more printing ink on the nozzle board.
drive the infectant on the nozzle board
when the mop tube moving in the short distance, when through the nozzle board and spout line nearly,
please notice that cannot touching the nozzle board. Mop tube is a thin tube, connected to the vacuum,
so the ink can be absorbed along the nozzle board.
EMat for sucking ink
When print with some kind of ink, may be you will need some maintenance named Suck out Ink.
The suck mat can be exoteric, and is cloth or sponge which is capable to suck liquid. Please note to
protect the coating of the nozzle plate please do not mop up breadth wise.
The suction cloth or sponge should only touch the coating of the nozzle plate, but do not touch the
head place. It is better to suck the remaining ink after print heads extrusion and spray cleaning by this
material.
It is better to use this way of maintenance on the Non-Soakage Coating print heads nozzle plate.
Because it is hard to contrl the ink distributing on the head nozzle plate after filter absorbing.
After mopping up every time, you should put this mop piece to the mat which is renewable and
absorbent to clean. in order to avoid that mop piece destroying the nozzle plate, mustnt mop when it
is dry, usually before mopping you should do printing cleaning.
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FSlipping printing
If the print head with full ink but doesnt work in a long time, according to the chemic affection of the
ink in the spout, the ink touching the air, the quality will be changed. In certain time ,this can affect the
function of the print head ,even do a jam in the spout .slipping printing is the technology for using
print head, using continuing low frequency to make the fresh ink through the spout. This is good for
prepare using the print head. The quantity and the frequency of slipping printing is according to the
ink and the system configure and also the experience.
GThe covered hat
This hat cover is a program which used during the print head doesnt work protect the nozzle board
be destroyed by dustThis hat is felicitous around the nozzle board, and prevents the air and dust get
into the nozzle board. Some hats may have some liquid, this is good for printing ink volatilization,
then the spout will be dryVista printers design a special part to protect print head for customer, and
the customer can choose which they need.
The customer cannot use this slipping printing as the main function, and dont omit the right ways for
maintenance print head
7.4. The maintenance for the system of M model
The screws of motion parts should be screwed down frequently.
The rail should be lubricated weekly
The gears should be lubricated every half year
The screws which fixed the print heads should be screwed down monthly
The fastnesses of the printer structures should be fixed yearly.

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8 Daily Troubleshooting
Trouble: The carriage doesnt move properly
A, Reason: There is no power supply for the servo card
Procedure: Please check if the power light is working, and connect the power supply correct..
B, Reason: the data cable is not connected correctly (the software will show STS 01111)
Procedure: Please shut off the power supply and PC, reconnect the power supply and pc.
C, Reason: the driver doesnt work normal (the driver warns error)
Procedure: adjust the driver PID, if It cant work well yet after changing, please replace a new one.
D, Reason: the motor is broken.
Procedure: please change the motor
E, Reason: the servo card is broken
Procedure: change the servo card
F, Reason: PCI card is broken
Procedure: change the PCI card.

Trouble: the equipment doesnt print


1. The print head will not purge and the equipment doesnt print
A, Reason There doesnt install the PCI card.
Procedure: Please reinstall the PCI card.
B, Reason: optical fiber wire AB connects opposite
Procedure: please change the AB connect and reconnect.
C Reason: there is not the power supply for the color distribution board .
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Procedure: check the 12v and 24v power supply .
D, Reason: there is something wrong with the color distribution board
Procedure: Please change the color distribution board

Trouble: The print head purge and the equipment cant print
A, Reason: 1) there is something wrong with the raster
2) The AB direction of the raster is opposite
3) There is no supply for the raster power supply
4) The raster cant read the data.
Procedure: Please check then make the different procedure accordingly.
There is not the test for the X speed/step size
Please test and reset.
Single color or several colors doesnt print
B. Reason: 1) There is something wrong with the color distribution board
2) There is something wrong with the print head
3) There is something wrong with the print head communication cable .
Please change the color distribution board or print head or print head communication cable separately
to try.

3. The printing excursion is to one direction always


Reason: the motor is loose
Procedure: check and tighten the motor.
The carriage doesnt print correctly in one direction but prints properly in the other direction
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Reason: the raster sensor reading is lost
Procedure: Please check the raster sensor and the raster
4. The data is disorganized during printing
Reason: the printing is over-frequency
Procedure: Please decrease the printing speed.
The printing misaligns
Reason: the carriage belt is too loose or worn
Procedure: tighten the belt or replace with a new belt.
Reason: the belt for the speed reducer box is too lose or worn .
Procedure: check the belt or change a new belt.
Reason: The setting parameter of the software is not correct.
Procedure: reset the parameter of the software
Printer prints with mosaic
Reason: power supply cable is defected
Reason: the data cable is defected
Reason: the carriage shakes during printing. Please check the carriage bearings or rail.
Reason: the image resolution is too low.
The general power supply cant be turned on
Please check: if the fuse pipe of the power supply plug is broken
Please check: if the power distribution board is working properly or not; if the green indicator is
shining or not; if the 5v power module is working or not.
Please check: If the panel is working properly or not
Ink supply cant stop. The ink is out from the sub tank, but the pump is still supplying the ink.
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Reason: Floater cable is connected with the ink tank ,but the color is not matching .
Reason: there is something wrong with the ink tank, please replace the ink tank.
Reason: there is something wrong with the floater cable, please replace the floater cable
Reason: there is something wrong with the ink supply board, please replace the ink supply board.
Trouble: The print head is blocked
Reason: make sure temperature: 20 -28, the humidity: 40% -- 70%
Reason: The print head voltage is too low: the requested power supply is 34V-35V
Reason: Something wrong with the filter, please replace a new filter.
Reason: The ink quality is not good; please change the better quality ink.
The ink position is not correct; adjust the position of the sub ink tank.
The print head aging is serious, please replace another print head.
The image of the printer is not clear and the image resolution is not good.
Reason: there is something wrong with the software parameter setting.
Procedure: adjust the parameter of the software: bi-directional calibration and step calibration.
Reason: the distance between the print head and media is too higher
Procedure: lower the height of the print head.
Reason: the carriage shakes during printing
Procedure: Please adjust the carriage.
Reason: the servo parameter is not accurate.
Procedure: the print head position is not correct, left and right, up and down.
There appears the white banding or black banding.
Reason: print head blocked up (please ref to the clause 6 for solving)

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Procedure: the print head position is not correct, please adjust the print head position (front and back
position)
The white banding is appearing at the pass connection during the media transportation.
Reason: the step value of the step motor is too big, reducing the step value in the software.
The black banding is appearing at the pass connection during the media transportation .
Reason: the step value of the step motor is too long, raise the step value in the software.
Ink pump doesnt supply the ink
Reason: The ink pump is broken
Procedure: Please replace the ink pump
Reason: the ink supply board is broken
Procedure: Please replace the ink supply board
Reason: the power of the ink supply is broken
Procedure: replace the power of the ink supply.
Reason: the floater cable is broken
Procedure: replace the floater cable.
Reason: the ink tank is broken
Procedure: replace the new ink tank
The print heads doesnt jet ink
Please check if the color board is correct or not.
Reason: The print head chip is broken
Procedure: please change the print head chip .
The software installation is not correct and please reset the parameter ref to the manual

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The print head or print head chip is broken and all the print head are not out of the ink ,please try all
the print head and print head chip one by one for elimination.
When send order from the RIP software, the Printing software doesnt response.
Please restart the computer and the printer after the software installation .
The PCI card is not installed properly.
Please check if the printing interface is correct or not.
It is not stepping forward
Please check if the stepping driver has 36V or not,
Please check if the pulse signal is connected properly
The carriage crash the limit switch
Restart the computer and printer.
After you press down the emergency switch, the software is still working, if you take up the
emergency switch it will crash the limit switch.
If the computer hanged or restarted during printing, it is possible that the software will be out of
control. In this condition we suggest you turn off the printer and move the carriage to the middle of the
rail, and then restart the computer, move the carriage left and right, when its proved normal you can
continue the printing.
Print heads dont jet ink or one of the head isnt jetting correctly.
Check if the small head boards are loosed or not, the pins on the board are damaged or not; the PCI
connection is proper or not; sucks the print heads manually.
The problems caused by defective color board
All the heads of one color keep jetting ink or never jet ink.
A single head doesnt jet ink. (the small head board can cause same problem also)

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9.1. How to protect the print head
KM512 IJ print head is precision instrument rYou must protect it wellbefore you open the
packaging, please read the following notice

notice
A layer humectant on the surface of nozzleeven though lightly touch can cause it come off.
Please defend static when you touch the print head in order to protect the head. We suggest you
wear the defend static watch.
Forbid any ink jump on the electrical circle board.
Please make sure you must install the small print head well and rightor else the signal can not be
transfered.
*open the print head packaging
(1) open the packagingtake out the print head plastic bag.
(2) hold the bottom of the plastic bag, take out the print head from the placket.
(3) tear the labeland keep it well

image 9-1
Remove the cover, and plastic bag.
(4) remove the cover.
In order to prevent the print head from drying. There is some liquid like ink filled in the channel
of the head.
There is a cover on the print head, to prevent the head from drying.
As the following image 5.1hold the middle of the cover.
As the image 5.2 operation, press the cover and make it loose.
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image 9-2

image 9-3

notice, we have two kinds of liquid ink for filling. Different liquid like ink for different cover.
Forbid any filled liquid fall on the cover, in order to avoid cankering.
Black latex cover for liquid like solvent ink
Green latex cover for liquid like oil ink
(5) Remove the tube
Remove the tube, which connect with the ink port, in order to prevent the liquid like ink flowing.

if the ink has been supplied to the print head, when you reconnect the ink tube to the ink port of
print head. You must make sure that the rudimental liquid like ink can not fall to the ink tube, in order
to avoid cankering.

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9.2. Print Head Description.

image 9-4
9.3. The ink inside movement direction
As the following image, The ink inside movement direction. Enter port and exit. The enter port and the
exit suitable for "R" and "L" electrical board
ink supply and discharge ink. The filter divide the ink bursa to two parts. The front filter and the back
filter. At first time can push out the air in the ink channel. It can also clean up the ink exist in the ink
bursa. Some unstable ink must be replacing in the scheduled time to clear out the coagulation, for
example white UV ink.

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