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2-886-280-13(1)
Digital Printing
System
Operating Instructions
______________________________________ GB
UPX-C100
© 2006 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-886-280-13(1) Digital Printing System Operating Instructions ______________________________________ GB UPX-C100 © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear. Record these number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. __________________________________ Serial No. __________________________________ WARNING...
  • Page 3 Cord/Appliance Connector/Plug, please consult a qualified service personnel. For the customers in Europe The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents System Overview ... 5 System Configuration ... 5 Print Layouts ... 6 Names and Functions of Parts ... 10 Camera ... 10 Printer ... 13 Supplied Accessories ... 15 Confirming the Contents ... 15 Preparations ... 15 Preparing the Camera ...
  • Page 5: System Overview

    System Overview The Sony UPX-C100 digital printing system is designed to allow you to take passport photos and similar ID pictures with a digital camera, and then print them at high image quality and resolution (403 dpi) in full color or black &...
  • Page 6: Print Layouts

    Print Layouts Available prints sizes appear below each layout. When using UPC-X46 series print paper 1. 151 × 101.6 mm (6 × 4") 8. 54 × 54 mm (2-1/4 × 2-1/4") 17. 80 × 60 mm (3-1/4 × 2-3/8") D2 (2 pictures, 1 print each) 21.
  • Page 7 Guide print Guide Print-RGB Guide Print-DLGm These guides are useful when adjusting the image quality of the printer. System Overview...
  • Page 8 When using UPC-X45 series print paper 1. 120 × 97.5 mm (4-3/4 × 3-7/8") 2. 120 × 90 mm (4-3/4 × 3-5/8") 3. 95 × 70 mm (3-3/4 × 2-7/8") 10. 47 × 37 mm (1-7/8 × 1-1/2") 11. 45 × 35 mm (1-13/16 ×...
  • Page 9 Guide print Guide Print-RGB Guide Print-DLGm These guides are useful when adjusting the image quality of the printer. When using UPC-X34 series print paper 3. 95 × 70 mm (3-3/4 × 2-7/8") 4. 80 × 60 mm (3-1/4 × 2-3/8") 5.
  • Page 10: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts For details, see the pages in parentheses. Camera Front A Flash (38) Fires according to the EXPOSURE & FLASH mode setting. B Lens (f=5.7 to 17.1 mm (1/4 to 11/16"), F-2.8 (W) to F-4.8 (T)) Autofocus lens with 3x optical zoom.
  • Page 11: Lcd Screen

    Rear A Mode dial (21, 25) – (Capture mode): Align one of these icons with the Standby lamp to shoot images. (Playback mode): Align this icon with the Standby lamp to view stored images. B LCD screen When the mode dial is set to –...
  • Page 12 F b v V B control buttons When the mode dial is set to – Use b or B to change the exposure compensation value (EV value) (changes may not be possible with some settings), or V/ to change the frame. When the mode dial is set to Use b or B to select a playback image to display on the LCD, or V/...
  • Page 13: Printer

    Printer Front A 1 (On/Standby) button/lamp (56) When you press this button, the lamp lights and power is supplied to the printer. When you press the button again, the lamp turns off and the printer enters standby status. B Paper tray slot (19) Insert the paper tray here.
  • Page 14 Rear C IN 1 2 3 A Paper jam cover (70) When a paper jam occurs, remove this cover and remove the jammed paper. B -AC IN connector (20) Connect to a power outlet using the power cord. C USB connector Connect to the printer connection cable on the camera using the USB cable.
  • Page 15: Supplied Accessories

    Supplied Accessories Confirming the Contents Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your system. Paper tray for the UPC-X46 series (1) Paper tray for the UPC-X34 series (1) Tray cover (1) Camera grip (1) Printer connection cable (1) UPA-AC05 AC power adaptor (1) USB cable (1) Size AA alkaline batteries (2)
  • Page 16 Close the cover and press down while sliding it to make sure it locks into place. Note on replacing batteries If the battery compartment cover is facing the ground when it is opened, the batteries will fall out. You can prevent this by making sure that the bottom of the camera is facing up when replacing the batteries.
  • Page 17: Preparing The Printer

    Preparing the Printer Before using the printer for the first time, perform the following steps to insert the print cartridge and paper tray. These preparations are not required at every use. Perform them only when necessary. Print packs In order to print, a print pack designed for this printer (UPC-X46 series, UPC-X45 series, or UPC-X34 series) (not supplied) is required.
  • Page 18 Raise the cartridge release lever. The cartridge is released, allowing you to pull it out. Insert a new print cartridge, and close the cover. Press the EXEC button. Notes • Never put your hand into the cartridge slot as the inside can reach high temperatures.
  • Page 19 Insert the paper tray into the printer until it clicks into place. Note Do not touch the printing surface. Fingerprints or dust on the printing surface may lower the print quality. Notes on loading the print paper • Load UPC-X46 series print paper into the large paper tray and UPC-X34 series print paper into the small paper tray.
  • Page 20: Operations (shooting And Printing)

    To attach the tray cover Keep the supplied tray cover on the paper tray when not in use to protect the print paper inside from dust and other particles. You can attach a tray cover to any of the UPC-X46, UPC-X45, and UPC-X34 series’ paper trays. To connect the printer to a power outlet Connect the printer to a power outlet using the power cord.
  • Page 21: Taking A Picture

    Taking a Picture Standby lamp Press the 1 button on the camera. Set the mode dial to – When the image resolution is set to HIGH-ID or STD-ID, set the frame by pressing the V/ button. For details on setting the frame, see “Setting the Frame (FRAME)”...
  • Page 22: Printing The Last Picture Taken (from The Auto-review Display)

    Autofocus function Pressing the release button halfway activates the autofocus function. Once the subject is in focus, a green focus mark appears in the center of the LCD. When you press the button the rest of the way, the shutter releases and the picture is taken.
  • Page 23 Press the button. The layout preview screen appears. Color/Black & white selection Print size selection If you press the button immediately after connecting the camera to the printer or turning the power on, the message “CHECK PRINTER” or “CHECK CONNECTION” may appear on the camera’s LCD.
  • Page 24: Printing A Picture Stored In The Camera's Built-in Memory

    Printing a Picture Stored in the Camera’s Built-In Memory When a picture is taken, its data is stored in the camera’s built-in memory. To print stored pictures, view them in Playback mode and select the picture you wish to print. Then perform the same steps as when printing a picture from the auto-review display (on page 22).
  • Page 25: Viewing A Picture On The Lcd

    Viewing a Picture on the LCD Set the mode dial to A picture stored in the camera’s memory appears on the LCD. Select a picture to view by pressing the b or B control button. The LCD in Playback mode The following is an example of how the LCD may appear when the mode dial is set to Date and time that the current picture was taken...
  • Page 26: Deleting A Picture

    Deleting a Picture To delete individual pictures in Playback mode Set the mode dial to Select a picture to delete by pressing the b or B control button. Press the / button. The DELETE screen appears. Select OK by pressing the V control button. Press the ENTER button.
  • Page 27: Protecting A Picture (protect)

    To delete all pictures from the MENU screen Set the mode dial to Press the MENU/GO BACK button. The MENU screen appears. DELETE by pressing the v or V control Select button. Press the ENTER button. The DELETE screen appears. Select ALL IMAGES by pressing the v or V control button.
  • Page 28: Turning Off The Power

    To protect all pictures Set the mode dial to Press the MENU/GO BACK button. The MENU screen appears. PROTECT by pressing the v or V control Select button. Press the ENTER button. The PROTECT screen appears. Select ALL ON by pressing the v or V control button.
  • Page 29: Settings

    Settings There are three types of camera menus: the Capture mode MENU for setting shooting conditions, the Playback mode MENU for settings related to captured images, and the SETUP menu for configuring the camera itself. Displaying the MENU Screen in Capture Mode Set the mode dial to –...
  • Page 30: Displaying The Setup Screen

    Displaying the SETUP Screen The SETUP screen can be displayed regardless of whether the mode dial is set to Press the MENU/GO BACK button. The MENU screen appears. Select SETUP by pressing the v or V control button. Press the ENTER button. The SETUP screen appears.
  • Page 31: Menus

    Menus Menu Configuration Camera Capture mode EXIT MENU *EXPOSURE & FLASH AE, Flash: Auto AE, Flash: ON AE, Flash: OFF AE, Flash: Red Eye ME, Flash: Auto ME, Flash ON: 7 ME, Flash ON: 6 ME, Flash ON: 5 ME, Flash ON: 4 ME, Flash ON: 3 ME, Flash ON: 2 ME, Flash ON: 1...
  • Page 32: Setup Menu

    SETUP menu The SETUP menu is common to the MENU for Capture mode and the MENU for Playback mode. EXIT SETUP FRAME PRINT SIZE LIST SIZE UNIT inch DATE & TIME 2006/08/01 00:00 LANGUAGE English Deutsch Français Italiano Español Nederlands Português CAMERA SOUND ANY ACTION...
  • Page 33 Printer COLOR ADJUST CYN-RED (–7 to +7) COLOR(S)* MAG-GRN (–7 to +7) YEL-BLU (–7 to +7) DARK (–7 to +7) LIGHT (–7 to +7) SHARPNESS (0 to +7) GAMMA (–7 to +7) SAVE SETTING (1/2/3) LOAD SETTING (1/2/3) COLOR ADJUST CYN-RED (–7 to +7) B/W(S)* MAG-GRN (–7 to +7)
  • Page 34: Functions Of The Menu Items

    Functions of the Menu Items Capture mode Menu Item EXIT MENU Exits Menu mode. *EXPOSURE & FLASH Selects the exposure control method and flash mode. APERTURE Selects the aperture setting. SHUTTER Selects the shutter speed. ISO SPEED Selects the ISO sensitivity. IMAGE RESOLUTION Selects the resolution for recording.
  • Page 35 Playback mode Menu Item EXIT MENU Exits the MENU mode. PICTURE INFO Displays the following information for the displayed picture. Exposure Mode, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO Speed, EV Compensation, White Balance, Date & Time* PROTECT Sets or cancels protection for the displayed picture or all pictures.
  • Page 36 SETUP menu Menu Item EXIT SETUP Exits SETUP mode and returns to the previous Menu display. FRAME When the image resolution is set to HIGH-ID or STD-ID, selects the frame to use as guidelines. PRINT SIZE LIST Selects the print layout shown on the LCD when the layout preview screen is displayed.
  • Page 37 Printer Menu item COLOR ADJUST Adjusts the print quality for color pictures. COLOR COLOR ADJUST Adjusts the print quality for black & white pictures. PRINT SETTING Fine tunes the printing position for the UPC- X46 series print paper. COPY PRINT Reprints the last picture stored in memory.
  • Page 38: Setting The Shooting Conditions

    Setting the Shooting Conditions The shooting conditions of the camera are factory set to Manual Exposure, Flash: Auto, but you can change the shooting conditions using the menus as necessary. The shooting conditions available for configuration differ depending on the exposure control and flash settings, as shown in the table below.
  • Page 39: Flash Modes And Example Shooting Conditions

    To select the exposure control and flash mode (EXPOSURE & FLASH) Display the MENU screen in Capture mode. For details on displaying the MENU screen, see “Displaying the MENU Screen in Capture Mode” on page 29. Select EXPOSURE & FLASH by pressing the v or V control button.
  • Page 40 Red-eye reduction flash + auto exposure mode ( This mode is designed to alleviate the tendency for the subject’s eyes to appear red when shooting with the flash in a dark environment. When the surroundings are dark, the automatic firing of the built-in flash is the same as that for the auto flash + auto exposure mode ( ).
  • Page 41: Setting The Aperture (aperture)

    Setting the Aperture ( APERTURE) You can only set the aperture when the EXPOSURE & FLASH mode is set to – Display the MENU screen in Capture mode. For details on displaying the MENU screen, see “Displaying the MENU Screen in Capture Mode” on page 29.
  • Page 42: Setting The Iso Sensitivity (iso Speed)

    Setting the ISO Sensitivity ISO SPEED) You can only set the ISO sensitivity when the EXPOSURE & FLASH mode is set to Display the MENU screen for Capture mode. For details on displaying the MENU screen, see “Displaying the MENU Screen in Capture Mode” on page 29.
  • Page 43: Setting The Auto Erase Mode (auto Erase)

    Press the ENTER button. The MENU screen for Capture mode reappears. When the mode dial is set to resolution setting changes with each press of the button. Recommended recording resolutions Size No. Recording Resolution (see “Print Layouts” FULL HIGH STD HIGH-ID on page 6) ×...
  • Page 44: Adjusting The White Balance (white Balance)

    Adjusting the White Balance WHITE BALANCE) You can only set the white balance when the EXPOSURE & FLASH mode is set to Display the MENU screen in Capture mode. For details on displaying the MENU screen, see “Displaying the MENU Screen in Capture Mode” on page 29.
  • Page 45: Setting The Frame (frame)

    Setting the Frame ( FRAME) When the image resolution is set to HIGH-ID or STD- ID, guidelines can be displayed on the LCD to help you adjust the size and position of the subject when framing a picture. This camera offers six types of frame guidelines: four fixed types, one type with three adjustable horizontal guidelines, and one type with two adjustable vertical guidelines.
  • Page 46 To use the fixed frame guidelines (FRAME-[1], FRAME-[2], FRAME-[3], FRAME-[4]) Display the SETUP screen. For details on displaying the SETUP screen, see “Displaying the SETUP Screen” on page 30. Select FRAME by pressing the v or V control button. Press the ENTER button. The frame selection screen appears.
  • Page 47 Dimensions for FRAME-[1], FRAME-[2], FRAME-[3], and FRAME-[4] prints When shooting pictures with the FRAME-[1], FRAME-[2], FRAME-[3], or FRAME-[4] guidelines, the approximate dimensions of the prints are as follows. Print size FRAME-[1] Size No. (a) mm (b) mm (c) mm (inches) (inches) (inches) 1 (X46)
  • Page 48 To adjust the horizontal guidelines (FRAME-[5]) The default setting for the three horizontal guideline positions of FRAME-[5] is the same as that for FRAME-[1]. You can adjust the position of the guidelines by performing the following steps. For the dimensions of prints after adjusting the guideline positions, see “Dimensions for FRAME-[5] prints”...
  • Page 49 Print size Default values Size No. (a) mm (b) mm (c) mm (d) mm (inches) (inches) (inches) (inches) 48.5 40.5 10, 19 (D3) 33.0 33.0 20 (D2) 28.0 28.0 25.5 20.5 * Do not use this frame and print layout combination, as the subject’s face will not fit within the print.
  • Page 50: Setting The Print Size (print Size List)

    Print size Size No. (a) mm (b) mm (inches) (inches) 7, 18 (D2) 48.5 10, 19 (D3) 11, 20 (D2) To remove the guidelines Display the SETUP screen. For details on displaying the SETUP screen, see “Displaying the SETUP Screen” on page 30. Select FRAME by pressing the v or V control button.
  • Page 51: Selecting The Units For Size Display (size Unit)

    Note You cannot remove the mark for all the print sizes. When you have finished configuring the settings, select RETURN by pressing the v or V control button. Press the ENTER button. The SETUP screen reappears. Selecting the Units for Size Display ( SIZE UNIT) The dimensions that appear in the layout preview screen and PRINT SIZE LIST of the SETUP menu can be...
  • Page 52: Setting The Date And Time (date & Time)

    Setting the Date and Time ( DATE & TIME) The year, month, day, and time that a picture is taken can be recorded and then displayed during playback. The date and time display can also be turned off. Display the SETUP screen. For details on displaying the SETUP screen, see “Displaying the SETUP Screen”...
  • Page 53: Selecting The Language Display (language)

    Selecting the Language Display ( LANGUAGE) Display the SETUP screen. For details on displaying the SETUP screen, see “Displaying the SETUP Screen” on page 30. Select LANGUAGE by pressing the v or V control button. Press the ENTER button. The LANGUAGE screen appears. Select a language display by pressing the v or V control button.
  • Page 54: Formatting The Camera's Memory (format Memory)

    Formatting the Camera’s Memory ( FORMAT MEMORY) You can format the camera’s memory. All pictures stored in the camera’s built-in memory (including protected pictures) are deleted after formatting. Display the SETUP screen. For details on displaying the SETUP screen, see “Displaying the SETUP Screen”...
  • Page 55: Displaying The Firmware Version (version)

    Displaying the Firmware Version ( VERSION) You can display the camera’s firmware version. Use this information when consulting a service representative about the camera. Display the SETUP screen. For details on displaying the SETUP screen, see “Displaying the SETUP Screen” on page 30. Select VERSION by pressing the v or V control button.
  • Page 56: Adjusting The Printer Picture Quality

    Adjusting the Printer Picture Quality You can use the MENU function of the printer to adjust the picture quality. Up to three sets of adjustment values for color prints and black & white prints, respectively, can be saved and recalled for use later. The guide print function of the camera enables you to check the adjustment results.
  • Page 57: Saving And Loading Adjustment Values

    Saving and Loading Adjustment Values Once picture quality adjustment is complete, you can follow the procedure below to save the adjustment values so that they can be loaded and used later. To save adjustment values Once adjustment is complete, save the adjustment values as follows: In the COLOR ADJUST COLOR [>>] screen or B/W [>>] screen of the printer, press B on the...
  • Page 58: Sharpness Adjustment

    MAG-GRN adjustment (G parameter) You can adjust the magenta and green color components. The default is 0. Pressing B on the control button of the printer changes the value in the plus direction to 1, 2 … 7, making the green component value in the picture increase in the linear direction that the brightness increases as shown in figure 1.
  • Page 59: Using Guide Print To Check The Adjustment Results

    GAMMA adjustment (GM parameter) You can adjust the gamma value. The default is 0. Pressing B on the control button of the printer increases the halftone of each of the RGB data in the direction that the brightness increases. Pressing b on the control button decreases the halftone of each of the RGB data in the direction that the darkness increases.
  • Page 60: Guide Print Function

    Guide Print Function Selecting the Guide Print-RGB or Guide Print-DLGm layout before printing enables you to print a guide picture that has each of the RGB or DLGm parameters changed. Guide Print-RGB (adjusting RGB parameters) Selecting the Guide Print-RGB layout before printing enables a guide picture (adjustment simulation) to be printed for the RGB parameters.
  • Page 61 Guide Print-DLGm (adjusting DLGm parameters) Selecting the Guide Print-DLGm layout before printing enables a color guide to be printed for the DLGm parameters. Since the picture used for printing is the picture being played back on the camera, you can actually adjust the picture quality while looking at the picture.
  • Page 62: Printing Times

    Difference between selecting + and – When you print a Guide Print-RGB with each of the RGB parameters for the center picture set to 0, two simulation pictures for each RGB parameter (with the respective parameter set to +3 and –3 and the remaining two parameters set to 0) are printed around the center picture.
  • Page 63: Adjusting The Print Position (print Offset)

    Display during printing process When you print a picture, the operation that is being processed appears on the printer operation display as shown below. Ready Receiving Image Receiving image data USB [ PROCESSING Processing received data PRINTING Printing yellow [YELLOW] PRINTING Printing magenta [MAGENTA]...
  • Page 64: Printing A Color Pattern (print Test)

    Storing image data in memory, Charging the built-in flash, or Displaying an error message. Lit Red t The is a problem with the camera. Contact your nearest Sony dealer. Flashing Red t The batteries are dead. Replace the batteries or connect the power cord.
  • Page 65: Power Status Indicators

    Power Status Indicators When using batteries When the battery charge is getting low, the following icons appear at the bottom right of the camera’s LCD. Use these to get a general idea of when to replace the batteries. Indicator Power status The battery charge is getting low.
  • Page 66: Printer

    Printer Precautions • If you do not intend to use the printer for a long time, set the printer to standby mode and disconnect the power cord from the outlet. • When transporting the printer, remove any accessories. Failing to do so may result in a malfunction.
  • Page 67 Camera grip (1) Printer connection cable (1) 1-833-680-11 (Sony), 1-833-680-12 (Sony), or 1-833-680-21 (Sony) UPA-AC05 AC power adapter (1) USB cable 1-824-211-41 (Sony) (1) Size AA alkaline batteries (2) Cleaning cassette (1) CD-ROM (1) Warranty card (1) Before Using this Unit (1)
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    • The external flash is not lighting properly. tSet EXPOSURE & FLASH to • The batteries are dead. tReplace the batteries with new ones. • The life of the flash is used up. tContact your nearest Sony dealer. – – , or – –...
  • Page 69: Camera Lcd

    Camera LCD Symptom Cause/Solution If the camera is • This is a normal phenomenon associated used in a cold with LCDs. location, residual tThis is not a malfunction. images may appear on the LCD. Black spots may appear or red, blue, green, or other color spots may remain on the...
  • Page 70: Printer

    If there is any jammed paper, remove it. Paper jam cover Jammed paper Reattach the cover. Insert the paper tray. Turn on the printer. Note If you are unable to remove the jammed paper, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 71 To clean the inside of the printer If white lines or dots appear on printed pictures, clean the inside of the printer using the supplied cleaning cassette and the protective sheet included with the printing pack. Notes • Only perform cleaning if there are white lines or dots on the printed pictures.
  • Page 72: Error Messages

    EXEC button. • There is a problem with the printer. tContact your nearest Sony dealer. • The menu is displayed in the operation display on the printer. tEnd the menu operation, and display the READY screen.
  • Page 73: List Of Icons

    List of Icons Camera Main Unit Icon On/Standby – Capture mode Playback mode Zoom Print (Playback mode or auto-review display) Image Resolution (Capture mode) Delete (Playback mode or auto-review display) Flash Mode (Capture mode) Select Frame Icon Power Indicator (Batteries: charge getting low) Power Indicator (Batteries: fully discharged) Power Indicator (AC power supply) Menu Lock...
  • Page 74 MENU (SETUP Icon Frames (FRAME) Print Size List (PRINT SIZE LIST) Display Size Unit (SIZE UNIT) Date and Time (DATE & TIME) Display Language (LANGUAGE) Camera Sounds (CAMERA SOUND) Format Memory (FORMAT MEMORY) Return to Default Settings (RESET SETTING) Firmware Version (VERSION) Printer Main Unit Icon...
  • Page 75: Index

    Index AC power Camera 16 Printer 20 AC power adaptor 16 Adjustment results 59 Checking 59 Adjustment values 57 Loading 57 Saving 57 ALARM lamp 13 APERTURE 34, 41 Aperture 21, 41 AUTO ERASE 34 Auto erase mode 43 Autofocus function 10, 22 Auto-review 21, 22 Battery power indicator 65 Black &...
  • Page 76 Paper jams 70 Paper jam cover 14 Paper tray slot 13 Parameters B parameter 58 D parameter 58 G parameter 58 Gm parameter 59 L parameter 58 R parameter 57 PICTURE INFO 35 Picture information 44 Playback LCD screen 25 Playback mode 31, 35 Power 28 Turning off 28...
  • Page 77 Sony Corporation...

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