Version 2.0 March 2007 DocuColor 5000 Administrator Guide...
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Overview Logging on as Administrator D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Administrator overview The Administrator mode allows you to set the default settings for your digital press in order to fit your individual requirements.
1. A d m in i s tr a t or ov e r v i e w 1- 2 Select the OK button. The main UI screen now displays additional options and indicates in the upper right that you are in the Administrator mode.
Finishing System Profiles overview D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de If your digital press has an optional, third-party, Digital Finishing Architecture (DFA) device finishing, then the Finishing System Profiles option is available to you.
1. A d m in i s tr a t or ov e r v i e w D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s t r a t o r G ui d e 1- 4...
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs User Interface 2- 2 The User Interface feature allows you to make changes to the following: • Fault Detail Window • Changing the Administrator password D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s t r a t o r G ui d e...
Fault Details window Machine mimic and Message area D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de By default, the UI automatically opens a Details window which provides additional information about the alert, warning, or fault (as shown in the following illustration).
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs 2- 4 Use the following procedure to choose the default setting for this feature. Select the Logon button from the UI and logon as the Administrator. Select the System Settings button; the System Settings window opens.
Change Password D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Select the Change Password button if you want to change the Administrator password. Use the following procedure to change the Administrator password.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs 2- 6 Select the System Settings button. From the System Settings window, select the Change Password button from the User Interface tab. The Change Password window opens. D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s t r a t o r G ui d e...
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de TIP: Use numbers only for creating your new password. Alpha characters (letters and other characters, such as !*& are not allowed).
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs Setting the Date & Time 2- 8 Use this feature to set the date and time for the system. The date and time is displayed on the Machine Details screen on both the Installed Software and Error Log screens.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs Productivity Setting 2- 1 0 The productivity of the digital press relates to the continuous speed of the media output as measured in prints per minute (ppm). The continuous speed is dependent on paper size, paper weight, and fuser temperature.
Productivity charts Paper Size (Feed direction length) Paper Weight Min. 182.0 60 - 220 g/m 216.1 297.1 458.1 182.0 221 - 300 g/m 216.1 280.1 458.1 Transparency 210.0 D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de The following productivity charts lists the various paper weights and sizes and their related print speeds for 1 Sided and 2 Sided output.
TIP: The System PC & Print Engine and Print Engine Only features must be enabled by your Xerox representative before you can use them. If these features are not enabled, call your Xerox representative for more information. To change the time for each power saver feature, use the following procedure.
Fault Clearance D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Use the Auto Resume After Fault Clearance feature to restart a job automatically after a fault is cleared and a job received over the network is waiting for user instruction.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs Pause 2- 1 6 Use the Auto Resume After Pause feature to restart a job automatically after the Pause button is selected on the UI and the job is waiting for user instruction. From the System tab of the System Settings window, select the checkbox to the left of Pause.
Job Spacing D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Use the Job Spacing feature when there are multiple jobs queued and you would like to allow seven seconds to unload prints from a finishing device before the next job starts printing.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs Auto Logoff 2- 1 8 Use the Auto Logoff feature to have the digital press automatically return to the printing mode when no action is taken from any of the Administrator functions after the set amount of time.
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Your Xerox service representative uses this feature to change certain system settings. It also may occasionally be used by system administrators.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs 2- 2 0 To switch a feature, perform the following: From the System tab on the System Setting window, select the NVM Read/Write button. The NVM Read/Write window opens. Enter the desired Chain Link Number: •...
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de a. Using the numbers on the keyboard, enter the Chain Number (the following example uses 123 as the Chain number).
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs 2- 2 2 Using the keyboard, enter the New Value (the following example uses 234 as the New Value number). TIP: To switch a feature, enter the appropriate value from the keyboard: •...
Tray Options Auto Tray Switching, Auto Paper Selection, and Do Not Include Default Setting Auto Tray Switching Allows the digital press to automatically select another paper tray, containing the (ATS) appropriate paper, if the selected paper tray becomes unusable. Auto Paper Selection Allows the digital press to automatically select the appropriate paper size for the (APS) job being processed, without a specific paper tray being selected.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs 2- 2 4 From the System Setting window, select the Tray Options tab. Select either the Enable or Disable button for the Auto Tray Switching option. Select either the Enable or Disable button for the Auto Paper Selection option.
Paper Tray Assist D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Blowers help control the environmental conditions in the paper trays to ensure optimum print capability: •...
• System Default: This option is the default setting. With this option the paper tray blowers automatically adjust using settings that are optimized for Xerox papers. • Multi-Sheet Feed: Select this option if you want the paper tray blower automatic settings to incrementally adjust in order to reduce multifeeds.
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de • Always On (Thin Paper): With this option, the paper tray blowers are not automatically controlled, but the are always switched on.
2. S y s t em Se t ti n gs Tray Priority 2- 2 8 Select the priority order for each paper tray. If the Auto Tray Switching feature is enabled and each paper tray contains the same paper size and weight, the digital press feeds paper from the tray set at Priority 1.
Overview D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Profiles Profiles allows you to create and customize profiles for Custom Paper, Alignment, and Decurler. These profiles are used at the point of need for specialized print jobs which may require different types of media, such as lightweight or heavy stock.
3. P r o fi l e s Alignment 3- 2 When printing duplex jobs and using different media types (including paper type, weight, and coating/uncoating), the output may require specific handling by the digital press as it is moving through the paper path.
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de When creating Alignment Profiles for Side 1 and/or Side 2 prints, be aware of the following: •...
3. P r o fi l e s Alignment Adjustment Profile procedure 3- 4 Use the following procedure to create/modify an Alignment Profile for adjusting Side 1/Side 2 image output. NOTE: If you require a Custom Paper Profile associated with this Alignment Profile, you can set the Custom Paper Profile information either now or after you create the Alignment Profile.
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de From the Profiles window, select the Alignment tab. To create a new alignment procedure, select a undefined profile.
3. P r o fi l e s Creating an Alignment profile 3- 6 Click the Edit button; the Alignment Profile Properties window opens. Type a name for this profile (the example in this procedure uses the name “AlignmentProfile2”). Next: Selecting the Registration D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s t r a t o r G ui d e options.
3. P r o fi l e s Selecting the Perpendicularity options These arrows indicate the paper feed direction 3- 8 Make the desired selections to the Perpendicularity option. Use this feature to adjust the image digitally on the drum so that it will align with the paper for both Side 1 and Side 2.
Selecting the Skew options D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Make the desired selections to the Skew option. Use this feature to adjust the paper so that the image for Side 1 and/ or Side 2 are not skewed but aligned with each other.
3. P r o fi l e s Selecting the Magnification options 3- 1 0 Make the desired selection to the Magnification option. Use this feature to correct for image stretch from Side 1 to Side 2. The image may be enlarged or reduced as necessary. The factory default is zero (0).
Running test prints D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Select the Test Print button; a new window opens. a. Select the 2 Sided button. NOTE: If you want to check the registration for 1 Sided prints only, select the 1 Sided button.
3. P r o fi l e s 3- 1 2 e. Select Start. The UI displays this message after the test prints are printed: Retrieve your prints. g. Discard the first few prints, as inconsistency tends to be greater with these images. Evaluate the test prints by holding your 2 Sided output at eye level near a light source.
Editing an existing Alignment profile D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de If you are editing an existing Alignment profile: a. From the Profiles window, Alignment tab, select the desired profile.
3. P r o fi l e s Custom Paper 3- 1 4 Different media (including paper type, weight, and coating/ uncoating) may require specific handling by the digital press as it is moving through the paper path. For example, some media types may skew or curl as they progress through the printing path of the digital press.
Custom Paper procedure D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Use the following procedure for creating/modifying a Custom Paper Profile. From the Profiles window, select the Custom Paper tab. To create a new custom paper procedure, select a undefined profile.
3. P r o fi l e s Creating an Custom Paper profile 3- 1 6 Click the Edit button; the Custom Paper Profile Properties window opens. Type a name for this profile (the example in this procedure uses the name “Custom Paper1”). Next: Selecting the desired paper D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s t r a t o r G ui d e...
Selecting the desired paper type D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Select the desired paper Type from the pull-down menu. TIP: The paper type does not have to match the actual type of paper you are loading in the tray.
3. P r o fi l e s Selecting the desired paper weight 3- 1 8 Select the desired paper Weight from the pull-down menu. Next: Selecting other options for your Custom Paper profile. D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s t r a t o r G ui d e...
Selecting other options for your Custom Paper profile D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de If required, select a Decurler Profile from the pull-down menu.
3. P r o fi l e s 3- 2 0 If required, select an Alignment Profile from the pull-down menu. TIP: The default setting is Use Tray Properties. It is recommended that you leave this option at its default setting until you run test prints and evaluate the output of the prints.
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de NOTE: If you select a specific Alignment Profile, the Profiles Properties button becomes accessible. By clicking on this button, the UI opens the Alignment Profile window for the selected profile, and you can edit that Alignment Profile if necessary.
3. P r o fi l e s 3- 2 2 TIP: The default setting for both Sides 1 and 2 is 100%. It is recommended that you leave this option at its default setting until you run test prints and evaluate the output of the prints. Test Print is discussed in more detail in Running test NOTE: Refer to page 3-26 for information on the 2nd Bias...
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de If required, choose a Paper Tray Air Assist option from the pull-down menu. TIP: The default setting Use Tray Option. It is recommended that you leave this option at its default setting until you run test prints and evaluate the output of the prints.
3. P r o fi l e s Running test prints 3- 2 4 Select the Test Print button; a new window opens. a. Select the 2 Sided button. NOTE: If you want to check the registration for 1 Sided prints only, select the 1 Sided button.
3. P r o fi l e s Second Bias Transfer Belt 3- 2 6 The Second Bias Transfer Belt is where the image is transferred from the belt to the paper. The Second Bias Transfer Belt feature is normally used with heavier weight paper, such as 220 g/m greater, 10 pt, or 12 pt, which are just three examples;...
3 . P r o fi l e s Use the 2nd Bias Transfer Belt feature when your: a. Prints may have mottle, which is uneven spotty toner coverage that occurs when printing large, solid areas of flat color. No Mottle Mottle D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de 3-27...
3. P r o fi l e s 3- 2 8 If mottle exists and it is heavy weight paper, increase one or both of the 2nd BTB values. If mottle exists and it is light weight paper, increase one or both of the 2nd BTB values. Evaluate the image quality.
This test pattern represents an output with the desired colors. D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de b. Prints have a color shift where the colors are much different than what you desire.
3. P r o fi l e s Aligner Roll Pressure 3- 3 0 Use this feature with paper types that slip and skew or have damaged edges. Examples: • Some coated paper types slip and skew, thereby misregistering the image on the output prints. In this case, you may want to increase the roll pressure in order to compensate for the slippage and skewing.
3 . P r o fi l e s Paper Tray Air Assist Use this feature to switch on or switch off the fans in a paper tray in order to eliminate misfeeds, paper jams, or other possible tray feeding problems. You can also select System Default or Use Tray Option if you want the digital press to decide whether or not to switch on or off the fans for a paper tray.
3. P r o fi l e s Decurler Overview 3- 3 2 TIP: Please read all the Decurler information before using the Decurler Profile procedure. If you notice that output prints have too much curl, IMPORTANT! first try flipping over the stack of paper in the paper tray being used.
3. P r o fi l e s Decurler settings A-D 3- 3 4 The default Decurler settings for Type A through Type D are shown in the following table. These settings are automatically selected by the digital press. All Trays Paper Types Paper Weights Coated...
Decurler A-D procedure D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de If paper curl is interfering with digital press performance, begin by selecting an alternate Decurler Paper Type A through Type D setting Select one of these Decurler A-D settings from the Tray Properties window.
Before using a specific Decurler Profile, evaluate your output for paper curl and whether or not you need to use a Decurler Profile by performing the following steps. Determine if Xerox has tested your paper type and weight by going to the www.xerox.com the latest Recommended Materials List (RML) for your digital press.
Measuring the curl of an upward sheet D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Select the pages from your original print job that represent the extremes in curl (this usually indicates the print with the highest area of toner coverage).
3. P r o fi l e s Decurler Profile options 3- 3 8 Before you can create or use a Decurler Profile, you need to understand the function of the Decurler Profile options. The following illustration shows the Decurler Profile Properties window. NOTE: Items 1-6 are discussed in the sections entitled Downward/Upward Values.
Name 1 Sided: Face Up 1 Sided: Face Down 2 Sided: Face Up 2 Sided: Face Down 2 Sided D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Percentage value: The number entered here represents the percentage of toner area coverage on the originals.
3. P r o fi l e s Downward/Upward Values 3- 4 0 The Downward and Upward values control a mechanism in the digital press that compensates for the curl formed in the fusing process; this is done by inducing an equal but opposite curl in the paper.
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de • The output print in the output area is curled upwards and was measured with a curl average of 10 mm (refer to print output for paper curl).
3. P r o fi l e s Decurler Profile procedure 3- 4 2 Before using this procedure, use a Decurler A-D IMPORTANT! setting to eliminate the curl in our print output; refer to page 3- 34. If a Decurler A-D setting is unsuccessful in eliminating your curl, evaluate the curl on the output prints (page 3-36).
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Check the output for curl. a. If the curl is eliminated, you are finished. Continue running your prints using the specific Decurler A-D setting.
3. P r o fi l e s 3- 4 4 To create a new decurler profile, select a undefined profile and click Edit. The Decurler Profile Properties window opens. Type a name for this profile (the example in this procedure uses the name “DecurlerProfile1”).
D o c u C o lo r 50 0 0 A dm i ni s t r at o r G u i de Enter your curl calculations in the Downward/Upward tables. Select OK to save and close the profile. NOTE: If the values entered in the Downward and Upward tables have conflicting values (not in ascending or descending order across an entire row), an error message is displayed and you...
3. P r o fi l e s 3- 4 6 From the Tray Properties window, select the Decurler Profile that you just created/edited (for example, DecurlerProfile1). Select the pages from your original print job that represent the extremes in curl. Enter a print quantity of 20-25 and print these pages.
From the Profiles window, Decurler tab, select the desired profile. b. Click the Edit button. c. Repeat this procedure starting at Step 6. If you are not successful in reducing the curl, call your Xerox service representative. 3 . P r o fi l e s 3-47...
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