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3-206-154-42 (1)
Color Video Printer
Instructions for Use
UP-20
UP-21MD
© 2001 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

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    3-206-154-42 (1) Color Video Printer Instructions for Use UP-20 UP-21MD © 2001 Sony Corporation...

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    Owner's Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ____________________ Serial No. ____________________ WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the Color Balance ...48 Making Various Settings ...52 Assigning Functions to the Remote Control Unit . Adjusting the Brightness of the Printer Window Display (Only for the UP-21MD) ...53 Selecting Whether the Operation and Error Tones Sound ...53 Setting the Baud Rate ...54 Displaying the Type and Remaining Amount of the Ink Ribbon ...54...

  • Page 4: About This Manual, System Overview

    UP-20 UP-21MD In this manual, the UP-21MD is used for illustrations. However, only the video monitor display is used to explain the operation of the unit except in the case where the printer window display is required such as for instructions on basic menu operations.

  • Page 5: Location And Function Of Parts And Controls, Front Panel

    C Remote sensor (12) Aim the head of the remote control unit toward this sensor. D Printer window display (only for the UP-21MD) Displays messages that also appear along the bottom edge of the monitor screen. The printer window display has a narrower display range and shows only a limited number of characters.

  • Page 6: Rear Panel

    Doing so may cause the paper to jam. R Paper tray (9, 15) Load paper into this tray. S ! POWER switch Press this switch to turn the printer on or off. Rear Panel UP-21MD UP-20...

  • Page 7: Monitor Display

    RGB SYNC connectors are equipped only with the UP- 21MD. E RS-232C connector (12) Used to connect a computer to control the printer. For details, contact your nearest Sony dealer. REMOTE 2 connector (stereo mini jack) (12) Used to connect a RM-91 Remote Control Unit (not supplied).

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    D S or M (image type) display section Indicates the type of image being displayed on the monitor screen. S (Source): The image from the input signal source is displayed on the screen. M (Memory): The image captured in memory is displayed on the screen.

  • Page 9: Supplied Accessories

    Preparation Supplied Accessories The printer is packed together with the following accessories. Check that nothing is missing from your package. Ink ribbon and paper Paper tray (1) Power cord (1) Warranty card (1) (for the customers in the U.S.A and Canada only) CD-ROM (1) (for the customers in the Europe only) Thermal head cleaning cartridge (1)

  • Page 10: Connections, Connecting Video Equipment

    Set the NTSC/PAL selector to match your TV system. To switch the TV system, turn the power off once, then change the setting. If you change the setting with the power on, this mode will not be switched. b) Only for the UP-21MD. to composite video output connector...

  • Page 11: Connecting The Video Monitor

    If you change the setting with the power on, this mode will not be switched. b) See “When connecting the video monitor only to the RGB OUTPUT connectors (only for the UP-21MD)”. to wall outlet to VIDEO INPUT...

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    The printer can be controlled remotely by connecting an RM-5500 Remote Control Unit (not supplied), an RM- 91 Remote Control Unit (not supplied), or a personal computer. Connections Computer to wall outlet RS-232C cable UP-21MD to REMOTE 1 to REMOTE 2 Remote control connecting cable (supplied...

  • Page 13: Before Printing, Loading An Ink Ribbon

    Before Printing Before printing, but after mounting the paper tray on the printer and making the necessary connections (see “Connections” on page 10), perform the following as preparation. • Loading an ink ribbon (See below.) • Loading paper (See page 14.) •...

  • Page 14: Loading Paper

    Load the new ink ribbon into the ink ribbon compartment. Close the front panel by pushing the point marked with “PULL OPEN”. Note Be sure to close the front panel completely. If you do not, a paper jam or a malfunction may occur while you are printing or cleaning the internal thermal head.

  • Page 15: Selecting The Input Signal

    Set the paper securely under the tab. Riffle the paper with the protection sheet. Place the paper along with the protection sheet in the paper tray with the printing surface facing Partition Remove the protection sheet placed on the top of the paper.

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    RGB SYNC INPUT connectors a) The RGB SYNC INPUT connectors are equipped only with the UP-21MD. When RGB is selected, ****** is displayed at the selections of items HUE and COLOR on the INPUT SETUP menu.

  • Page 17: Making Full-size Image Printouts

    Operation Making Full-Size Image Printouts This section explains how to make a full-size image printout. The operations described here constitute the basic procedure for making a printout. Before making a full-size image printout • All connections should have already been made. (See page 10.) •...

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    The color changes as follows during printing: Start t yellow t magenta t cyan t finish On the printer window display (only for the UP-21MD), the color indication changes as the color printing precedes: Start t YELLOW t MAGENTA t CYAN t finish Notes •...

  • Page 19: Making Printouts With The Desired User Set Number

    – Proceed as described in “Error/Warning Messages” on page 61. • When an image has not been stored in memory. – Image data stored in memory is lost if you turn off the power. Capture the image into memory again, then press the PRINT button.

  • Page 20: Making Multiple Copies Of Identical Printouts

    Select LOAD USER by pressing the F or f button. Position the cursor at LOAD USER by pressing the F or f button. The currently selected load user number is lit in green. Select the desired user number by pressing the G or g button.

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    Press the PRINT QTY button until the desired number appears, while the screen which appears in step 1 is displayed. Repeatedly pressing the PRINT QTY button increases the number up to a maximum of 9. Or repeatedly pressing the g button also increases the number up to a maximum of 9.

  • Page 22: Capturing Another Image While Printing

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

  • Page 23: Making Variations Of Printouts, Selecting The Memory Mode

    Making Variations of Printouts You can capture various kinds of images in memory and make variations of printouts using the images captured in memory. Printout of a full-size Printout of two image reduced images You can also make printouts of multiple reduced images with white borders.

  • Page 24: Selecting A Memory

    Selecting the memory mode 1, 4 Press the MENU button and display the LAYOUT SETUP menu by pressing the F, f, G or g button. Switch LAY to green by pressing the F, f, G or g button, then the LAYOUT SETUP menu appears. Select MEMORY by pressing the F or f button.

  • Page 25: Making A Printout Of Multiple Different Reduced Images

    Selecting a memory page MEMORY PAGE button Press the MEMORY PAGE button repeatedly until the desired memory page appears. Currently selected memory page Making a Printout of Multiple Different Reduced Images You can capture multiple images in a memory page and make a printout with those reduced images.

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    (only for the UP-21MD). Each time you press the MULTI PICTURE button, the type of reduced-image printout changes in the following sequence: 1, 2, 4, 1...

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    Deciding which image is displayed on the video monitor screen after capturing an image You can switch image displayed on the video monitor screen after capturing an image, a memory image or a source image. 2, 4 Display the PRINTER SETUP menu according to the operations of step 1 described in “Making Printouts with the Desired User Set Number”...

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    Making a printout with multiple reduced images This subsection explains how to make printouts of multiple reduced images taking, as an example, the making of a printout of four reduced images. Before making the printout of four reduced images • Confirm the printout color quality (using, for example, the LOAD COLOR number).

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    Press the SOURCE/MEMORY button. The source image appears on the video monitor screen. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have captured four images when the memory image remains on the video monitor screen. Repeat step 2 until you have captured four images when the source image appears on the video monitor screen at the next position where the image is to be captured.

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    Select the desired setting by pressing the G or g button. Switch the desired setting to green by pressing the G or g button. When you want to See letters or fine images of two or four reduced images on the video monitor. Confirm whether the two or four reduced images captured in the memory are blurred.

  • Page 31: Making Printouts With A Caption, Entering A Caption

    The entered characters are displayed here. Video monitor Printer window display (only for the UP-21MD) Indicates the character selected in the character entry area. ON: displayed when printing Indicates the position where with a caption.

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    Highlight S in green by pressing the F, f, G or g button. S blinks in green. When you enter characters on the printer window display (only for the UP-21MD): It is recommended that you display the characters to be entered on the printer window display by pressing either G or g button.

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    For example, when the cursor is positioned at N, pressing the g button results in the cursor moving to O at the left end on the next line. When the cursor is positioned at EXIT: Only the G and g buttons are effective. If you press the g button, the cursor moves to the top on the first line, that is A.

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    2 Select INS by pressing the F, f, G or g button. Then press the EXEC button. A single space is inserted between characters and the cursor is positioned at the space. 3 Enter the character to be added. When it is necessary to change the CAPTION ON/OFF setting, go to step 8.

  • Page 35: Deleting Images Stored In Memory, Setting The Function Of The Clear Button

    Deleting Images Stored in Memory You can delete images captured to memory pages, from either all of the memory pages or a single memory page, by using the CLEAR button. Whether the images of all memory pages or only a single memory page are deleted depends on the setting of CLEAR in the FUNCTION SETUP menu.

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    DISPLAY button repeatedly until the color of OFF turns green on the video monitor, or until OFF is displayed in capital letters in the printer window display (for the UP-21MD). 1, 2 The currently selected setting is lit in green.

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    Each time you press the DISPLAY button, the setting changes in the following sequence: ON t OFF t ON... Switch OFF to green. To display characters on the video monitor Select ON. To perform the setting for the monitor display on the menu You can also set whether characters are displayed on the video monitor by changing DISPLAY to ON or OFF in...

  • Page 38: Functions That Can Be Set On Menus

    Selecting whether the printer synchronizes with the internal sync signal included in channel G of the RGB signals Selecting whether or not information about the ink ribbon is displayed a) Only for the UP-21MD Reference pages Selecting the input signal...

  • Page 39: Menu Tree

    Menu Tree Regular screen Press the MENU button. For reference pages of each menu, see the table on “Functions That Can be Set on Menus” on page 38. WINDOW SETUP menu COLOR ADJUST menu CAPTION menu LAYOUT SETUP menu PRINTER SETUP menu SYSTEM SETUP menu INPUT SETUP menu OUTPUT SETUP menu...

  • Page 40: Basic Menu Operations

    Basic Menu Operations In this section, in addition to the video monitor display, the printer window display is also introduced. Since the UP-20 is not equipped with a printer window display, ignore the advice pertaining to the printer window display when you use the UP-20. 2, 3, 4 Press the MENU button.

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    RGB is selected for HUE (INPUT SETUP menu) INPUT SEL on the INPUT COLOR SETUP menu (INPUT SETUP menu) ON is selected for RM2 FUNC IMMED.CAP on the (FUNCTION SETUP menu) FUNCTION SETUP menu. a) Only for the UP-21MD Basic Menu Operations...

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    To change the setting values: Press the G or g button to decrease or increase the setting values. The current setting value The current setting value The setting value increases every time you press g button. The setting value decreases every time you press the G button.

  • Page 43: Adjusting The Color And Picture Quality, Compensating For The Input Signals

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

  • Page 44: Color

    Matching the Video Monitor Color to the Printer Color To match the color of the monitor image to that of the printout, adjust the monitor and printer colors such that the monitor color is the same as that of the printout. The printer outputs either of two kinds of video signals based on the printer settings.

  • Page 45: Adjusting The Printout Color

    Adjusting the Printout Color You can adjust the printout quality by adjusting the color intensity, printout contrast and sharpness and tone (GAMMA) of the printout. Adjusting the color intensity, contrast and sharpness You can store up to three types of settings and manage these settings using the LOAD COLOR numbers 1, 2 and 3.

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    Menu When you Button to Adjustment want to item pressed MAG-GRN Make the g button image greenish. G button Make the image magenta (pink). g button YEL-BLU Make the image bluish. G button Make the image yellowish. To adjust the contrast (DARK/LIGHT) The contrast settings are divided into 15 steps, from –7 to +7, indicated by a value and graph.

  • Page 47: When A Black Frame Or Lines Show Up On The Printouts

    Adjusting the tone of the printout You can adjust the tone so that the details in the white or black part are clearly printed. Display the PRINTER SETUP menu. PRINTER SETUP menu Select GAMMA, and then the desired tone. The selected tone is spelled out. When you want to Make a printout of an image where there are a lot of white or light-...

  • Page 48: Adjusting The Color Balance

    To eliminate a horizontal black line produced at the bottom: Adjust the bottom position of the image to be printed using the V WIDTH item. Note If you enlarge the bottom position by pressing the g button even though there is no video signal, the value of V START may be changed.

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    The highlighted area on the COLOR BALANCE menu will be printed to be used for adjusting the color balance. You can move this area to any place on the video monitor. The area that will be captured in memory. (This area is highlighted and is one ninth the size of the whole screen.) When you adjust the color balance for the first time after you purchase the printer, the values of BAL X,...

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    Select TEST PRINT by pressing the F or f button, then press the EXEC button. Nine identical images of the position selected in step 2 are printed on a sheet of paper as a test print. Each image has a different color balance. Indicates the color balance of the Indicates the...

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    To perform fine adjustment To perform color balance adjustment within the current color balance range, reduce the value of BAL STEP. If you change BAL STEP from 05 to 03, the color balances of the test print are changed as illustrated. Note The above illustration indicates the color balance when the balance step is changed from 05 to 03.

  • Page 52: Making Various Settings, Assigning Functions To The Remote Control Unit

    Also, you can control the printer using a personal computer. For detailed information on controlling the printer with a computer, contact with your Sony dealer. Display the FUNCTION SETUP menu from the PRINTER SETUP menu. Select the timing to capture the image on the IMMED.

  • Page 53: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Printer Window Display (only For The Up-21md)

    Adjusting the Brightness of the Printer Window Display (Only for the UP-21MD) When it is hard to read the contents of the printer window display, adjust the brightness using the menu. Display the SYSTEM SETUP menu from the PRINTER SETUP menu.

  • Page 54: Setting The Baud Rate, Displaying The Type And Remaining Amount Of The Ink Ribbon

    When controlling the printer with a computer connected to the printer’s RS-232C connector, select the appropriate baud rate. For details, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Display the SYSTEM SETUP menu from the PRINTER SETUP menu. Select the BAUD RATE item, then select the desired baud rate by pressing the G or g button.

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    For detailed information on how to enter characters, see “Entering a Caption” on page 31. You can use up to 16 characters. Select EXIT by pressing the F, f, G or g button on the USER NAME menu, then press the EXEC button.

  • Page 56: Precaution, Safety, Installation, Before Transporting The Printer

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

  • Page 57: Cleaning, Recommended Ink Ribbon And Paper

    Cleaning Cleaning the cabinet Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft dry cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Notes • Be sure to turn off the power of the printer before cleaning. •...

  • Page 58: Specifications

    In NTSC mode: NTSC/EIA standards In PAL mode: PAL B.G.I. standards Input connectors RGB SYNC (analog RGB signal) (only for the UP-21MD): BNC connector × 4 RGB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohm terminated SYNC: 0.3 to 4 Vp-p, 75 ohm terminated, sync negative...

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    SYNC: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm terminated, sync negative S VIDEO (Separate luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) signals): 4-pin mini-DIN × 1 Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm terminated, sync negative C: For NTSC/EIA standards: 0.29 Vp-p color burst, 75 ohm terminated For PAL B.G.I.

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    When IMMED. CAP. is set to OFF: Remote control pulse signal Notation Parameter MIN TYP MAX Unit Remarks tRPE Time within which a remote control pulse should be cleared to zero. tRPW Length of a remote control pulse Amplitude of a remote control pulse The above example shows that the images at the seventh...

  • Page 61: Error/warning Messages, Error Messages

    Some trouble occurs in the printer. tTurn off the printer once. Then turn on the printer again and try to operate the printer. If the error message appears again, contact your Sony service facility or your Sony dealer to clear the error status. Error/Warning Messages...

  • Page 62: Warning Messages

    HEAD IN COOLING Error/Warning Messages Possible causes and remedies On the printer window display (only for the UP-21MD) HIT ANY KEY This message appears when the remote control unit is used in CAP-STOP (CAPTURE STOP) mode and when the printer stops capturing images once images have been captured to all memory pages (to the last point of the last memory page).

  • Page 63: Troubleshooting, If Damage Is Suspected

    Should the problem persist after you have applied the remedy, unplug the unit and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Symptoms Possible causes and remedies Nothing appears on •...

  • Page 64: If The Paper Jams

    If the Paper Jams If the paper jams after you press the PRINT button, remove the jammed paper following the steps below. Remove the paper tray. If any printouts have been ejected onto the paper tray and have accumulated on the paper tray, remove them before removing the paper tray.

  • Page 65: Index

    Index About This Manual 4 Accessories ink ribbon and paper 9 paper tray 9 power cord 9 Adjusting the color and picture quality adjusting the color balance 48 adjusting the printout color 45 compensating for the input signals eliminating the black lines produced on printouts 47 matching the video monitor color to the printer color 44...

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    adjusting the printout color 45 compensating for the input signal eliminating the blur 17 Printout quantity setting 20 Printouts note on storing 19 variations 23 Remote control using the automatic printing capabilities 59 Remote control unit using as a wired unit 12 using as a wireless unit 12 Setting up the printer on the menu adjusting the brightness of the...

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