MODEL AJ-6000 COLOUR INKJET COPIER OPERATION MANUAL Page GETTING STARTED SETTING UP THE UNIT LOADING PAPER OPERATION PANEL PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS COPYING USER PROGRAM USER MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING APPENDIX...
This equipment complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC. Dieses Gerät entspricht den Anforderungen der EG-Richtlinien 89/336/EWG und 73/23/EWG mit Änderung 93/68/EWG. Ce matériel répond aux exigences contenues dans les directives 89/336/CEE et 73/23/CEE modifiées par la directive 93/68/CEE.
! Place the unit on a firm, level surface. ! Be sure to use only ink tanks of SHARP genuine supplies. ! If you get ink spots on your skin, wash them with water as soon as possible.
CONTENTS GETTING STARTED MAIN FEATURES .................... 4 USER'S MANUAL .................... 5 SETTING UP THE UNIT CONFIRMING THE CONTENTS ..............6 PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS ..............7 UNPACKING....................9 ATTACHING THE TRAYS ................10 CONNECTING THE POWER CORD ............11 INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS ......12 ALIGNING THE PRINT HEADS ..............
USER PROGRAM SAVING THE USER DEFAULT SETTING ............ 43 GETTING STARTED RESETTING THE USER DEFAULT SETTING ..........44 PROGRAM TIMEOUT ................... 44 SLEEP MODE....................45 SETTING UP THE UNIT CHANGING THE PAPER DEFAULT SETTING ..........46 CHANGING THE LANGUAGE SETTING ............46 RESETTING ALL OPTIONS TO THE FACTORY DEFAULT SETTING..
! The output tray is located inside the unit, making this unit compact to save your office space. ! Designed to save energy with small power consumption. When using SHARP original data with A4/8.5"x11" paper in the fastest mode. By storing the scanned data in memory, this unit can make multiple copies with only scanning once.
USER'S MANUAL The contents of this manual are as follows. GETTING STARTED Provides you with information on how to use this manual, a list of cautions, main feature of the unit, and other useful tips that will help you set up the unit. SETTING UP THE UNIT Lists the setup procedures including how to install the print heads and the ink tanks.
CONFIRMING THE CONTENTS The following items are packed with the unit in the box. If any of the following items are missing, please contact your point of purchase or your nearest authorised SHARP service centre. Colour ink tanks Black ink tank...
PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS The following illustration shows the part names and function of the unit. Before operating, it is advisable to familiarise yourself with the unit. The illustration below shows the unit with all the parts installed. Front Side Paper knob When copying onto thick paper, adjust the knob to...
PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Internal Part Print head latch Colour print head Use this to attach/detach print Applies ink onto the heads. paper. Cyan ink tank Black print head Yellow ink tank Applies ink onto the Magenta ink tank paper. Carriage Black ink tank Rear Side...
UNPACKING Remove the tapes shown in the illustrations. Remove the protective material. Open the front cover, and remove the protective material shown in the illustration. Refer to step 4 of "INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS" for details on how to open the front cover. (See page 12) Release the scan head locking switch.
ATTACHING THE TRAYS Attach the paper tray and the output tray to the front of the unit. Follow the steps shown below. Attach the paper tray by firmly pushing down both edges. Make sure that the paper tray has been securely attached to the body.
CONNECTING THE POWER CORD Insert the power cord into the socket on the rear of the unit. Connect the other end of the power cord to an outlet. The unit will be turned on automatically. Auto Shut Off The unit automatically turns off the power when 60 minutes have elapsed after the last operation.
INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS Follow the steps below to install the print heads and the ink tanks. This section describes how to install the print heads and ink tanks when you install them for the first time after purchasing this unit. Refer to "THE INK TANK" (See page 50) and "THE PRINT HEAD"...
INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND INK TANKS Open the maintenance cover. Raise the print head latch. Raise the latch until it comes in contact with the front cover. Remove the print heads from their protective cases. Do not touch the metal portion of the print head.
INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND INK TANKS Lower the print head latch. Lower the latch until it clicks into the latched position. Unpack the ink tanks from their protective wrapping and slowly remove the tape. ! Hold the ink tank upright when removing the tape. Do not touch the uncovered opening on the ink tank, as ink will get on your hands.
INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND INK TANKS Close the maintenance cover. Close the front cover. Press both edges of the front cover with both of your hands until it locks. Confirm on the display panel that print heads and ink tanks have been securely set to the unit.
ALIGNING THE PRINT HEADS The print heads must be adjusted after being installed to the unit, or when lines appear unevenly or with spaces on the output. Follow the steps listed below to adjust the print heads. Insert paper into the unit Refer to "LOADING PAPER"...
ALIGNING THE PRINT HEADS After aligning the print heads, the message shown below (A pattern) will appear in the display panel. Referring to the test chart results, use the ) "ARROW" button to display the best value (select from -8 to +8) on the second line of the display panel. Now press the "ENTER"...
ALIGNING THE PRINT HEADS Specify the best values for "C Pattern", "D Pattern" settings in the same manner. (select from -6 to +6) Look at the chart C and D on your test chart. Select the numbers under the pattern samples, which have the straightest lines.
LOADING PAPER Follow the steps below to load paper into the paper tray or bypass tray. You can load plain paper and other special paper. For detailed information on paper type, see page 65. LOADING PAPER INTO THE PAPER TRAY Remove the output tray , and open the front lid of paper tray Adjust the guides...
LOADING PAPER INTO THE PAPER TRAY Move the guides ( , ) to touch the edges of the paper. When loading thick paper Set the paper knob to the "Thick Paper ( )" setting. Most paper will be fed correctly from the paper tray. However, if paper is particularly stiff or heavy, it should be fed one at a time through the bypass tray.
LOADING PAPER INTO THE PAPER TRAY Pull out the output tray extension to the proper position, and then raise the paper stop guide. ! Be sure that paper is free of rips, dust, wrinkles, and curled or bent edges. ! Make sure all the paper in the stack is the same size and type. ! Fan the paper and tap it against a flat surface before loading into the unit.
LOADING THE BYPASS TRAY WITH PAPER If you wish to print on another paper type not loaded into the main paper tray, use the bypass feed. Only one sheet of paper can be placed in the bypass tray at a time. Open the bypass tray located on the rear of the unit.
OPERATION PANEL PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Check the names and functions of the parts on the operation panel. OPERATION PANEL PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Refer to the illustration of the operation panel on your unit. POWER button ZOOM button Use to turn the unit on/off. (See page 30) Use to adjust the reduce/enlarge percentage setting.
OUTLINE OF THE DISPLAY PANEL The display panel indicates the status of the unit with four styles of display as shown below. Displaying the ready message Ready to Copy Indicates the status of the copier. 100% Displays the number of copies. Displays the paper size.
OUTLINE OF THE DISPLAY PANEL Displaying the status messages Displays the status of the unit including the warning for no paper, no ink, paper jam and so on. Example: Unable to Copy, Load Paper; Press Out of Black Ink Start to resume Displaying the scrolling screens When the following items are displayed, the scroll function is accessible for use.
OUTLINE OF SETTING OPTIONS You can change your copier settings for "PAPER SELECT", "BRIGHTNESS/INTENSITY", "ZOOM" and "MENU". To change each setting, press the relevent button once, and press ) "ARROW" button until the desired option name appears on the first line in the display panel.
OUTLINE OF SETTING OPTIONS "ZOOM" button functions (See page 35) Setting option Setting value (Appears on the first line.) (Appears on the second line.) Use the , ARROW buttons to specify the setting between 25% - 400%. 1. Variable 2. Zoom Fixed reduction/enlargement copy ratios: 91% 3.
OUTLINE OF SETTING OPTIONS "MENU" button functions Setting option Setting value (Appears on the first line.) (Appears on the second line.) 1.Original Type 1. Auto 2. Text/Graphics 3. Photo/Halftone (See page 32) Default setting value: 1. Auto 2. Ink Levels 1.
OUTLINE OF SETTING OPTIONS Example: Setting the "Paper Size" 1) Press the "PAPER SELECT" button. Ready to Copy 1.Paper Type 100% 1.Plain Paper 2) Press the "ARROW" button. The "Paper Type" setting screen will switch to the "Paper Size" setting screen. To go back to the previous setting option, press ARROW button.
POWER SAVE MODES / PROGRAM TIMEOUT To reduce overall power consumption, this unit has the "SLEEP MODE" (See page 45) and the "Auto Shut Off" mode. Sleep Mode The following message appears in the display panel while the unit is in the sleep mode. Sleep Mode;...
COPYING In this chapter, you will learn a variety of copying operations. NORMAL COPYING Make sure that the power is on. Make sure that the supplied power code is plugged into a power source. (See page 11) The unit will automatically turn on the power when it is plugged into a power source.
NORMAL COPYING Gently close the original cover. The unit can read up to A4 size (Max. 216mm x 297mm) original. Setting the original type setting To change the setting, follow the steps below. Press the "MENU" button, and keep pressing the ) "ARROW"...
NORMAL COPYING Keep pressing the ) "ARROW" button to adjust the second line of the display panel until it corresponds to the inserted paper type. The paper setting values are listed below. Paper type Description 1. Plain Paper Select this type when copying onto normal paper. (Default setting) 2.
NORMAL COPYING Set the number of copies. If you make a single copy, go to step 5. If you make multiple copies, use the ( ), ( ) "COPY QUANTITY" buttons to specify the number of copies. Set the number of copies using the increase ) / decrease ( ) buttons.
REDUCING/ENLARGING THE IMAGE SIZE FOR COPYING The image size can be reduced/enlarged for copying between 25% and 400%. You can also use useful functions such as "Poster", "Repeat Image", and "Mirror" functions. Set the original on the original table and make sure that the desired size of paper is set in any of the paper trays.
REDUCING/ENLARGING THE IMAGE SIZE FOR COPYING Example:"Poster" setting For this example the Original enlargement is set to 200%. In the example, the printable area of the original image is enlarged by 200%. The machine will automatically determine Copy the required number of copy sheets required to contain the composite image.
REDUCING/ENLARGING THE IMAGE SIZE FOR COPYING To change the reduction/enlargement ratio option, keep pressing ) "ARROW" button, and set the reduction/enlargement ratio to the desired setting (25% - 400%). 5.Repeat Image Press the "ENTER" button. A checkmark ( ) will appear, indicating the selected value. After displaying the selected value for one second, the display will return to the ready message.
SETTING UP THE PREFERENCES FOR COPIED IMAGES Keep pressing the ) "ARROW" button until the desired setting value is displayed on the second line of the display panel. Select the desired value from "1. Lightest", "2. Lighter", "3. Normal" (Default setting), "4.
ADDING AN ANNOTATION ON YOUR COPY The annotation setting enables you to print one of the preset annotations on one of the preset positions. Follow the steps shown below to select the annotation and position for your document. Selecting the print pattern Select an annotation for your document.
ADDING AN ANNOTATION ON YOUR COPY Press the "ENTER" button. 1.Print Pattern 2.Confidential A checkmark ( ) will appear, indicating the selected annotation. After displaying the selected value for one second, the display will return to the ready message. Unless you change the print position from the factory default setting, the annotation will be printed at the top right of the paper.
ADDING AN ANNOTATION ON YOUR COPY Press the "ENTER" button. 2.Print Position 5.Bottom/Centre A checkmark ( ) will appear, indicating the selected position. After displaying the selected value for one second, the display will return to the ready message. After the number of the copies entry, and specifying the colour mode and copy quality setting, press the "START"...
ADDING AN ANNOTATION ON YOUR COPY The print position of the annotation 14mm The print position of each value 1.Top/Right 4.Bottom/Right 2.Top/Centre 5.Bottom/Centre 3.Top/Left 6.Bottom/Left Paper size 14mm...
USER PROGRAM Depending on the user environment, you can save regularly used settings, and change the factory default settings to suit individual conditions. SAVING THE USER DEFAULT SETTING You can save the current settings on the unit as user default settings. Follow the steps shown below.
SAVING THE USER DEFAULT SETTING The condition of the setting values Program timeout mode starts Factory default User default After pressing twice "Reset Factory" Setting option the "CLEAR/STOP" setting (See page 48) setting button ( After turning off the power Colour mode COLOUR Saving the...
RESETTING THE USER DEFAULT SETTING Press the "ENTER" button. The settings saved as the user default settings will return to the values of the factory default setting. The following message will appear for one second after the "ENTER" button is pressed.
SLEEP MODE When the unit is left idle for the specified period of time, the unit will automatically enter the sleep mode to save energy. Follow the steps listed below to set the time to elapse before switching over to the sleep mode function. Press the "MENU"...
CHANGING THE PAPER DEFAULT SETTING Use this function to change the default setting for paper used by the unit. The reduction/ enlargement copy ratio settings will also changed automatically. Refer to "REDUCING/ ENLARGING THE IMAGE SIZE FOR COPYING" for more information on making changes to these settings.
CHANGING THE LANGUAGE SETTING Press the "ENTER" button. When you select "2. Yes", the following message will appear on the display panel to inform you that the unit is updating the display language. The unit will automatically return to be ready. Updating display language...
HOW TO USE THE "CLEAR/STOP" BUTTON "CLEAR/STOP" button functions Operation Function Display Description Example: Returns the specified number of Ready to Copy Clears the number 100% copies to "0" when the number of of copies setting copies has been set larger than "0". Ready to Copy 100% Example:...
USER MAINTENANCE This chapter provides you with the daily maintenance information. You will learn how to maintain the unit and the accessories. Follow the steps shown in this chapter to change, clean or align the print heads or ink tanks. THE INK TANK Read below for information on the ink tank.
THE INK TANK Close the maintenance cover. Refer to "INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS" for details on how to close the maintenance cover. (See page 15) Close the front cover. Refer to "INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS" for details on how to close the front cover.
THE INK TANK Checking the level of remaining ink To check the level of remaining ink, follow the steps below. Press the "MENU" button, and keep pressing the "ARROW" button until "Ink Levels" is displayed on the first line of the display panel. 2.Ink Levels 1.Black 100% Keep pressing the...
THE PRINT HEAD Press the "ENTER" button. The message shown below will appear in the display panel, and cleaning of the print head will start. After finishing cleaning operation, the unit will return to be ready. Cleaning the Print Head... Print a test page when "Clean PrintHead 1"...
THE PRINT HEAD Remove the new print head from its protective case. Refer to "INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS" for details. (See page 13) Insert the new print head. Refer to "INSTALLING THE PRINT HEADS AND THE INK TANKS" for details on how to insert the new print head.
THE PRINT HEAD When the black print head has been replaced... New Black head? 1.Yes Select "Yes". New Colour head? 2.No Select "No". New colour ink? 1.No When the black print head and the colour ink tank have been replaced at the same time, instead of this message, the following message will appear to inform you that the unit is cleaning the print head.
THE PRINT HEAD When the print head latch is moved up and down without replacing any print head. New Black head? 2.No Select "No". New Colour head? 2.No Select "No". When all the ink tanks are replaced after opening the front cover. Cleaning the Print Head...
PRINTING A TEST PAGE After changing the ink tank, aligning or changing the print head, print a test page to check print quality. Follow the steps below to print a test page. Press the "MENU" button, and keep pressing the "ARROW"...
CLEANING AND STORING THE UNIT Refer to the information below to clean the unit or store it for an extended period of time. Before cleaning, be sure to turn off the power using the "POWER" button ( ) and then unplug the power cord. Cleaning the cabinet If the cabinet becomes dirty, wipe it with a soft, clean and dry cloth without any waste thread.
CLEANING AND STORING THE UNIT Storing the unit To ensure no dust or foreign substances enter the machine during storage, follow the steps below. Remove the power cord and secure with tape.
The unit is unable to copy as the ink tank inserted is not Unable to Copy, Page 50 Incompatible ink compatible. Use SHARP ink tanks only. Shipping Lock is on; The lock of the scan head is not released. Page 9 Unlock to operate Cover open;...
IDENTIFYING UNIT PROBLEMS Copying does not run smoothly Check 1 Have you specified the paper size preference? After loading different size of paper, make sure to change the paper size setting through the paper size setting option. Check 2 Have you changed the "Brightness" or "Intensity" setting options? Change the "Brightness"...
IDENTIFYING UNIT PROBLEMS Take off the output tray to remove the jammed paper. Under certain circumstances, the jammed paper can also be accessed by removing the paper tray. After closing the jam cover and attaching the output tray, press the "START" button ( Make sure the "Clear Paper Jam..."...
Copying: 52[dB(A)], Standby: Background noise level Noise emission measurement in accordance with ISO 7779. When using SHARP original data with A4/8.5"x11" paper in the fastest mode. The values may differ depending on the operating conditions and supplied power voltage. Holds up to total thickness of 15mm (0.59") paper stack.
Label *Be sure to use Sharp recommended transparent films. As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
INDEX Aligning the print head ......16 Ink tank......6, 8, 12, 14, 50, 60 Annotation setting ......28, 39 Installing Arrow button........23, 26 Ink tank..........14 AutoFit............ 35 Print head ........... 12 Tray ............ 10 Intensity ..........26, 38 Black ink tank ......
INDEX Paper clip tray ........23 Paper default setting ......28, 47 Paper knob........7, 20, 22 Program timeout....... 28, 45 Paper size ..........32 Paper size setting......26, 32 Paper type..........65 Paper type setting ......26, 32 Part names and functions Front side ..........
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