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Sharp AR-C260P Key Operator's Manual

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KEY OPERATOR'S GUIDE
AR-C260P
DIGITAL FULL COLOUR PRINTER
This manual describes programs for use by the key operator. The
key operator should read this manual thoroughly to gain the
maximum value from these programs provide.

• KEY OPERATOR

PROGRAMS
• KEY OPERATOR

PROGRAM LIST

• DESCRIPTION OF
PROGRAMS
Be sure to become thoroughly familiar with this manual to gain
the maximum benefit from the product.
Before installing this product, be sure to read the installation
requirements and cautions sections of the "Operation manual for
general information".
Be sure to keep all operation manuals handy for reference
including this manual, the "Operation manual for general
information" and operation manuals for any optional equipment
which has been installed.
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  • Page 1: Key Operator

    KEY OPERATOR'S GUIDE MODEL AR-C260P DIGITAL FULL COLOUR PRINTER This manual describes programs for use by the key operator. The key operator should read this manual thoroughly to gain the maximum value from these programs provide. Page • KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS •...
  • Page 2: G Key Operator Programs

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS This guide explains special settings (called "key operator programs") that are used to customize the machine to better suit the needs of the user. The key operator programs are configured by the administrator of the machine, and can only be accessed after a key operator code number has been entered.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAM LIST The following list shows the key operator programs that are used to change machine settings in the display. NOTE The key operator programs that can be accessed depend on the optional equipment that is installed. G Key Operator Programs Program name Page Program name...
  • Page 4: Using The Key Operator Programs

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAM LIST Using the key operator programs The general procedure for using key operator programs is explained below, using "KEY OPERATOR CODE CHANGE" as an example. NOTE To use the key operator programs, you must first program a key operator code number. (See steps 3 and 4 below.) Press the [MENU] key repeatedly until Press the [ ] or [ ] key to select the "KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS"...
  • Page 5 KEY OPERATOR PROGRAM LIST How to enter numbers When entry of a number is required in a key operator program, enter each digit as follows. The display shown below is an example. The display will vary depending on the program. In the number entry screen, press [ ] or When the desired digit appears, press the [ ] until the desired digit appears.
  • Page 6 KEY OPERATOR PROGRAM LIST Structure of the key operator program menu The menu for selecting key operator programs is shown below. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 AUDITING MODE LIMIT PER ACCOUNT ACCOUNT LIMIT LIMIT ALL ACCOUNT PRINT PER ACCOUNT PRINT PER ACCOUNT DISPLAY See page 23 ACCOUNT CONTROL...
  • Page 7: Auditing Mode

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS The key operator programs are explained in the following. Specific procedures and detailed information are provided for programs that typically require adjustment. For information on the other programs, see "Detailed menu of key operator program settings" on pages 23 to 31. I Account control Account limit This program is used to set the maximum number...
  • Page 8: Print Per Account

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS G Resetting all accounts Print per account Display "RESET ALL ACCOUNTS" as indicated in This program is used to display or print the total the chart on page 24. number of prints of each account. Misfed paper is not counted.
  • Page 9: Auto Power Shut-Off Timer

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS I Energy save Toner save (B/W) Toner save mode can be enabled to reduce black Two programs are provided for the purpose of toner consumption. When toner save is enabled, saving energy: Auto power shut-off mode and black solid areas will be printed in halftone.
  • Page 10: Disable Duplex Unit

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS I Device settings Saddle stitch adjust This program is used to adjust the stapling position These programs are used to enable or disable the (folding position) when using the saddle stitch use of a peripheral device, and select other modes, function of the optional saddle stitch finisher.
  • Page 11 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS G Manually adjusting the registration The procedure for manually adjusting the registration is explained here. Display "MANUAL ADJUSTMENT" as indicated in the chart on page 28, and press the [OK] key. Press the [OK] key once again to print test pages for manual adjustment. Scales appear in the test pages that show the amount of deviation of each of the colours C (cyan), M (magenta), and Y (yellow).
  • Page 12: Security Settings

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Security settings Number of repetitions of clear all memory These programs are used to clear all data from the This setting is used to enhance the security machine's memory and hard disk. The data can be function by repeating the data clear operation. The cleared manually or automatically each time the number of repetitions of "CLEAR ALL MEMORY"...
  • Page 13 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS G Auto clear at job end This program is used to enhance the security function by repeating data clearing after each job is finished. The number of data clear repetitions can be set from 1 to 7. The factory default setting is 1. Display "AUTO CLEAR AT JOB END"...
  • Page 14: Colour Adjustment

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS I Colour adjustment Colour adjustment functions The printer has the following two colour adjustment As the printer is used, ambient conditions and the functions, as well as a test print for colour depletion of consumables (the toner cartridge and adjustment: drum cartridge) can gradually cause changes to occur in the four colour components of colour...
  • Page 15: Test Print

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Test Print This program is used to determine whether "Colour Balance" "Easy Calibration" should performed on the machine. (see page 13) Follow these steps to print a test page from the operation panel. Display "TEST PRINT" as indicated in the chart on page 29.
  • Page 16 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS G Checking the Colours The standard colour chart included with the printer is used to check the colours on the printed test page. Follow the steps below to check the colours. [Standard colour chart (included with the printer)] [Test page (printed by the printer)] Color Balance Adjustment Level Low Density...
  • Page 17: Colour Balance

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Colour balance Use Colour Balance when there is a large Press the [OK] key. difference between the colours in the colour chart The low density (L) value of the selected colour starts blinking. and the test page that was printed as explained on page 14.
  • Page 18 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Adjusting the colour balance (additional information for Steps 5 through 13 on the previous page) [Test page (printed by printer)] [Standard colour chart (included with printer)] Low Density Mid Density High Density Column 1 Column 12 Colour density level Place the colour chart on the test page and In Steps 5 through 13 on the previous page, compare the colours.
  • Page 19: Easy Calibration

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Easy calibration Use Easy Calibration when there is only a small difference between the colours in the colour chart and the test page that was printed as explained on page 14. Follow the steps below to set the colour balance.
  • Page 20 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Easy Calibration (additional information for Steps 4 through 8 on the previous page) Easy Calibration is performed by selecting the desired colour of grey (processed grey), which is a combination of cyan, magenta, and yellow. [Test Pattern 2 (printed by printer)] [Test Pattern 3 (printed by printer)] Easy Calibration Testpage (1/2) Easy Calibration Testpage (2/2)
  • Page 21: Key Operator Code Change

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS I Key operator code change G A4/LT auto select When this program is enabled, the printer will This program is used to change the key operator automatically substitute A4 paper if letter size code. paper is not available when printing a letter-size The key operator must enter the key operator code document.
  • Page 22: Interface Settings

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Interface settings Network settings These programs are used to control data These programs are required when the machine is transmission to the parallel port, USB port or used as a network printer. network port of the printer. After changing the settings of any of these programs, the power must be turned off and then turned on to make the new settings take effect.
  • Page 23: Initialize/Store Settings

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS I Product key G Reset the NIC This program is used to restore the NIC (Network Use these programs to enter the product keys that Interface Card or Print Server Card) settings to the are required to activate the following features. factory default settings.
  • Page 24: Detailed Menu Of Key Operator Program Settings

    DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings The menu is too large to fit on one page, and thus is shown in sections from page 23 to page 31. Items inside a broken-line frame are explained on the page indicated in the frame. LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3...
  • Page 25 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] ACCOUNT CONTROL AUDITING MODE [BACK/C] [BACK/C] See page 23 ENERGY SAVE ACCOUNT LIMIT See page 26 See page 23 OPERATION PANEL PRINT PER ACCOUNT SETTINGS See page 26 See page 23...
  • Page 26 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] ACCOUNT CONTROL AUDITING MODE [BACK/C] [BACK/C] See page 23 ENERGY SAVE ACCOUNT LIMIT The setting is stored (return to level 4). See page 26 See page 23 This program is explained on page 7.
  • Page 27 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] ACCOUNT CONTROL [BACK/C] See pages 23 to 25 [OK] [OK] [OK] The setting is stored. ENERGY SAVE AUTO POWER SHUT-OFF Press the [ ] or [ ] key This program is explained TIMER to select one of the...
  • Page 28 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] [OK] [OK] The setting is stored. DISABLE DUPLEX UNIT ACCOUNT CONTROL Press the [ ] or [ ] key This program is explained to select YES or NO. [BACK/C] [BACK/C] on page 9.
  • Page 29 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] [OK] Press [OK] as instructed [OK] AUTO ADJUSTMENT DISABLE DUPLEX UNIT ACCOUNT CONTROL by the message to begin auto adjustment (when [BACK/C] [BACK/C] See page 27 See pages adjustment ends, press 23 to 25...
  • Page 30 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] [OK] Press "OK" to print a test page. Select the X axis ACCOUNT CONTROL EASY CALIBRATION position (magenta) and Y axis position (yellow). This [BACK/C] [BACK/C] program is explained on page 13.
  • Page 31 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] [OK] [OK] ACCOUNT CONTROL DEFAULT SETTINGS I/O TIMEOUT In all of these programs, press the [ ] or [ ] key [BACK/C] [BACK/C] See pages See page 29 to select the desired 23 to 25...
  • Page 32 DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS Detailed menu of key operator program settings LEVEL1 LEVEL2 LEVEL3 LEVEL4 [OK] [OK] [OK] [OK] ACCOUNT CONTROL DEFAULT SETTINGS RESTORE FACTORY RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULTS DEFAULTS-OK? [BACK/C] [BACK/C] See pages See page 29 [OK] 23 to 25 COMPLETE THE SETTING ENERGY SAVE INTERFACE SETTINGS BY POWER OFF/ON.
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