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Xerox DocuColor 5000 Administrator's Manual

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Version 1.0
April 2007
DocuColor 5000
Decurler
Adjustment

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  • Page 1 Version 1.0 April 2007 DocuColor 5000 Decurler Adjustment...
  • Page 2 ® Xerox and all Xerox product names and product numbers mentioned in this publication are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION. Other company brands and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies and are also acknowledged.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Do c u Co lo r 50 0 0 S y s te m A dm i n is t r a ti o n G ui d e Table of contents Decurler Adjustment Decurler Overview ........1-1 Decurler paper path .
  • Page 4 Tab l e o f c on te n ts D oc u Co l or 5 00 0 S y s te m A d mi n i s tr a ti o n G ui d e...
  • Page 5: Decurler Adjustment

    While paper curl is caused by many variables, it is important to understand that the preset and custom Decurler profile settings use lookup tables for curl control that are based on the job’s image density ratio and the printer’s humidity values, only.
  • Page 6: Decurler Paper Path

    This is especially relevant if the room in which printer is located experiences changes in temperature and humidity. The Decurler has both upper and lower adjustment arms that...
  • Page 7: Decurler A-D Profile Settings

    Recommended Materials List (RML) for your DC 5000 digital press: • To determine if Xerox has tested your paper type and weight • View the recommended Decurler A - D Profile settings for particular paper types.
  • Page 8 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 4 • If Decurler Profile C is not correcting curl, select Decurler Profile D. • If System Default and Decurler Profiles A, B, C, and D do not correct curl, you can use the Custom Decurler Profiles.
  • Page 9: Decurler A-D Profile Procedure

    Decurler A-D Profile 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 after using the System Default setting paper curl is still unacceptable, select an alternate Decurler Type A - D Profile setting: At the controller, logon as Administrator.
  • Page 10 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Select the appropriate tray. 1- 6 D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s tr a to r G ui d e...
  • Page 11 NOTE: Visit the www.xerox.com Recommended Materials List (RML) for your digital press: • To determine if Xerox has tested your paper type and weight • View the recommended Decurler A - D Profile settings for particular paper types. 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t...
  • Page 12: Custom Decurler Profiles

    1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Custom Decurler Profiles Carousel Horses Image Density Ratio per Color Image Density Ratio per Color Image Density Ratio per Color Black 30.5% Magenta 28.1% Cyan 23.8% Yellow...
  • Page 13 Decurler profile settings use lookup tables for curl control that are based on the job’s image density ratio and the printer’s humidity values, only. 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t...
  • Page 14 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 1 0 Light, Medium and Heavy curl refer to the 2 mm (Light), 6 mm (Medium) and 10 mm (Heavy) curl selections in the Downward and Upward fields of the Custom Decurler Profile window.
  • Page 15: Entering Values In The Custom Decurler Profile Fields

    Entering values in the Custom Decurler Profile fields 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 IMPORTANT! It is important to understand that when entering image density ratio values within the Decurler Profile Properties window that the maximum allowed entry is 100%.
  • Page 16 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 1 2 Within the Decurler Profile Properties window, you must enter Decurler values in ascending or descending order. If you do not enter values in ascending or descending order, the following screens display, informing you to reenter the values correctly.
  • Page 17 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t Values entered correctly: 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 1-13...
  • Page 18: Creating A Custom Decurler Profile

    1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Creating a Custom Decurler Profile 1- 1 4 To program a Custom Decurler Profile, perform the following: At the controller, logon as Administrator. a. Select Logon. a.
  • Page 19 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t Select the [Profiles…] button. NOTE: You can create up to six separate Custom Decurler Profiles. 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 1-15...
  • Page 20 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 1 6 From the Profiles window: a. Select the Decurler tab. b. You can edit an existing Custom Decurler Profile or create a new one. For the following exercise you will create a new profile.
  • Page 21 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 Curl remains after you have tried the System Default and the A through D settings. See “Decurler A-D Profile settings”...
  • Page 22 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 1 8 NOTE: Conversely, you would program the Decurler to use the upward Decurler path to remove upward (cupped) curl. TIP: Paper that is curled upwards is adjusted using the Upward category values.
  • Page 23 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 In the Decurler Profile Properties window: a. You can give the Custom Decurler Profile a new name. In this example we rename the Custom Decurler Profile to Custom 1.
  • Page 24 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 2 0 NOTE: Remember, all fields have to be considered (Downward and Upward) when entering Custom Decurler Profile values. c. To save your Custom Decurler Profile, select [OK] after you have entered all required values.
  • Page 25 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t To use the newly created Custom Decurler Profile, select the Tray button that contains the stock that you are using on your job. For this exercise, select Tray 2. 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 1-21...
  • Page 26 Decurler Profile window until you achieve acceptable output prints. c. If curl remains after trying various value entries in the Custom Decurler Profile window, call your Xerox service representative. To see additional Custom Decurler Profile examples, see, “Additional Custom Decurler Profile examples” on page D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s tr a to r G ui d e 23..
  • Page 27: Additional Custom Decurler Profile Examples

    Additional Custom Decurler Profile examples Custom Decurler Profile example 1 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 Custom Decurler Profile examples are designed to give you a better understanding of the Custom Decurler Profile procedure, which was described previously in this document.
  • Page 28 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Select the [Profiles…] button. 1- 2 4 D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s tr a to r G ui d e...
  • Page 29 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: a. Select the Decurler tab. b. You can edit an existing Custom Decurler Profile or create a new one.
  • Page 30 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 2 6 Curl remains after you have tried the System Default and the A through D settings. See “Decurler A-D Profile settings” on page 3. As a result, you need to program the Decurler to use downward pressure (or the lower roller) to remove the downward (bridged) curl.
  • Page 31 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 In the Decurler Profile Properties window: a. You can enter a new Custom Decurler Profile name. In this example we rename the Custom Decurler Profile to Custom 2.
  • Page 32 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 2 8 From the Profiles window: a. Confirm that the values that you entered are correct. b. Select [Close] to exit the window and save your profile. To use the newly created Custom Decurler Profile, select the appropriate Tray button that contains the stock that you are using on your job.
  • Page 33 Decurler Profile window until you achieve acceptable output prints. If curl remains after trying various value entries in the Custom Decurler Profile window, call your Xerox service representative. 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t...
  • Page 34: Custom Decurler Profile Example 2

    1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Custom Decurler Profile example 2 1- 3 0 At the controller, logon as Administrator. a. Select Logon. a. Enter the Administrator password. a. Select [OK]. Select the [Profiles…] button.
  • Page 35 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: a. Select the Decurler tab. b. You can edit an existing Custom Decurler Profile or create a new one.
  • Page 36 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 3 2 Curl remains after you have tried the System Default and the A through D settings. See “Decurler A-D Profile settings” on page 3. As a result, you need to program the Decurler to use upward pressure (or the upper roller) to remove the upward (cupped) curl.
  • Page 37 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 In the Decurler Profile Properties window: a. You can enter a new Custom Decurler Profile name. In this example we rename the Custom Decurler Profile to Custom 3.
  • Page 38 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 3 4 From the Profiles window: a. Confirm that the values that you entered are correct. b. Select [Close] to exit the window and save your profile. To use the newly created Custom Decurler Profile, select the Tray button that contains the stock that you are using on your job.
  • Page 39 Decurler Profile window until you achieve acceptable output prints. If curl remains after trying various value entries in the Custom Decurler Profile window, call your Xerox service representative. 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t...
  • Page 40: Custom Decurler Profile Example 3

    1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Custom Decurler Profile example 3 1- 3 6 In this example you are running a 10-page 1 Sided: Face Up job, which uses Mixed Paper Weights and shows upward curl. At the controller, logon as Administrator.
  • Page 41 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: a. Select the Decurler tab. b. You can edit an existing Custom Decurler Profile or create a new one.
  • Page 42 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t Carousel Horses Image Density Ratio per Color Black Magenta Cyan Yellow 1- 3 8 Curl remains after you have tried the System Default and the A through D settings.
  • Page 43 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 In the Decurler Profile Properties window: a. You can enter a new Custom Decurler Profile name. In this example we rename the Custom Decurler Profile to Custom 4.
  • Page 44 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 4 0 Confirm that the values that you entered are correct in the Profiles window. Select [Close] to exit the window and save your profile.
  • Page 45 Decurler Profile window until you achieve acceptable output prints. If curl remains after trying various value entries in the Custom Decurler Profile window, call your Xerox service representative. 1. De c u r l er A dj u s tm en t...
  • Page 46 1. D ec u r l e r A d j us t me n t 1- 4 2 D o c uC o lo r 50 0 0 A d mi n i s tr a to r G ui d e...