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MAGNETIC PRINTER

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Administrator guide

22 A2 12NS REV1

MAGNETIC PRINTER
VARYPRESS 200
Administrator guide

MATERIEL
Document release:
Jan.
Jan.

2005.
2007.

Creation.
Various updates.

22 A2 12NS REV1
NIPSON SAS
28, rue E. Thierry-Mieg - BP 257 - 90005 Belfort Cedex - France
Tel.: +33 (0)3 84 54 50 00 - Fax: +33 (0)3 84 54 52 18
http:/www.nipson.com - e-mail: info@nipson.com

NIPSON 2005
All rights reserved

We will be pleased to receive any suggestions concerning the form and content of this manual.
A sheet on which to write your remarks is provided at the end of this manual.

This document is for information purposes only. NIPSON cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by applying
instructions contained within it. Corrections or modifications to the content of this document may be made without notice;
they may be communicated to recipients in later updates.

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Preface

This manual provides the administrator with the information concerning administrator functions of
the NIPSON MagneticPrinter which can be reached with the administrator password.
The manual is organized as follows:
-

Chapter 1 describes the administrator access and list the different administrator
functions.

Chapter 2 describes the administrator menus to get printer information.

Chapter 3 describes the administrator menus to modify initial printer configuration.

Chapter 4 describes the administrator menus to list, install, remove environment


objects used by the printer (papers, overlays, menus...).

Chapter 5 describes the administrator maintenance menus.

Chapter 6 is a programmers advertsement for building S.E.D. applications to be


printed on the printer.

Chapter 7 is a programmers advertsement for building duplex applications to be


printed on the S.E.D. or T.E.D. printer.

NOTE: In this manual, screen images may have some difference with your printer
screen image according to the printer configuration and the software revision.

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Table of contents
1.

ADMINISTRATOR INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

1.1

ADMINISTRATOR SCREEN ACCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

1.2

LIST OF ADMINISTRATOR FUNCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

1.3

FUNCTIONS OF THE T.E.D. PRINTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6

2.

INFORMATION AND SAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1

2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3

SYSTEM INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1


Information about system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
More information about system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Save of information about system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3

2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3

OPENDRIVE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4


Information about OpenDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
More information about OpenDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Save of information about OpenDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6

2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3

SUPERVISOR INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7


Information about supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
More information about supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Save of information about supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9

2.4
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5

MECHANISM INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10


Information about mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Save of information about mechanism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Information about mechanism counters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Save of mechanism counters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Information about user charge counters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14

2.5
2.5.1
2.5.2

ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Save OpenDrive environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Restore OpenDrive environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16

2.6
2.6.1
2.6.2

EVENTS LOG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17


Information about errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Save of events log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18

2.7
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.7.3

REMOTE MAINTENANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19


Preparing for the remote maintenance session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Sending message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Closing the remote maintenance session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19

3.

CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1

3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2

PRINTER CONFIGURATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1


Activate an option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Enhanced IPDS agreement licence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1

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3.1.3
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
3.1.7
3.1.8

Date modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2


Password modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Display language modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Keyboard modification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Font modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
System name modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6

3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4
3.2.5
3.2.6
3.2.7
3.2.8
3.2.9
3.2.10

PRINTER CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7


Control of page sequencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Check control warning if recto-verso shift risk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Page troncated at the printing area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
White page controller behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Reference paper point 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Paper length fed before synchro checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Number of synchro errors detected before stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Duplex synchro lost incident type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Marked pages before beginning of job (pinless T.E.D.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
CopyMark function (option). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10

3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
3.3.5
3.3.6
3.3.7

PRINTER MECHANISM CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11


Function mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Pinless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
SED/TED Synchronization mark position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Width of Start job mark for SED/TED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Positioning of Job start mark for SED/TED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Non-printable margin in SED (adjust) in inches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Slow stop on panel stop command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13

3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3

CONTROL PANEL CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14


Modify min weight paper if Pinless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Paper move confirmation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Enable warning on restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14

3.5
3.5.1
3.5.2
3.5.3
3.5.4

SUPERVISOR CONFIGURATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15


Max density check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Number of digit for sheet counter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Minimum size for the unit bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
CodeBar type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15

3.6
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.6.4

DISK CONNECTION CONFIGURATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16


Enable flush (E_NoD connection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Size and position of the mark (E_NoD connection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Enable printing of mark (E_NoD connection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Number of blocs and distance between blocs (E_NoD connection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16

3.7
3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3

PSRIP CONNECTION CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17


Trace module acqpsrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Local data socket port (1024 to 9000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Timeout for ejection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17

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3.7.4

Maximum number of jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17

3.8
3.8.1

NETPSF CONNECTION CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18


Local socket port (1024 to 9000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18

3.9
3.9.1
3.9.2
3.9.3
3.9.4

IBM CONNECTION CONFIGURATION (EXTENDED MODE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19


System Id. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Display channel activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Channel IPDS address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Transfer mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19

3.10
3.10.1
3.10.2
3.10.3
3.10.4
3.10.5
3.10.6
3.10.7
3.10.8
3.10.9
3.10.10
3.10.11

IPDS PROTOCOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20


Page origin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
CopyMark printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Grey pattern substitution table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Grey patterns definition file 600 dpi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Grey patterns definition file 480 dpi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Print quality algo definition file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Default ipds font file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Image double on WI command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Control of page sequencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Align view counter on commited counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Cut sheet emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24

3.11
3.11.1
3.11.2
3.11.3
3.11.4
3.11.5
3.11.6
3.11.7
3.11.8
3.11.9

CONTROL BY BARCODES IN RECTO/VERSO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25


Numbers of code to skip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Value a/b of the check rule (ax+b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Digit of the code numbers (numeric) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Numbers max of digit if alphanumeric code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Control successive duplicated codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Enabled traces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Traces of checked codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Events logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Localization and name of the traces file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27

3.12
3.12.1
3.12.2

ACCESS RIGHTS MODIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28


Maintenance access rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
Administration access rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29

3.13
3.13.1

CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
Modify connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30

4.

ENVIRONMENT OBJECT ADMINISTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

4.1

PAPER ADMINISTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

4.2

600 DPI WRITING FILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3

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5.

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE FUNCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

5.1

MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS ACCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

5.2

LIST OF THE MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

5.3
5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6
5.3.7
5.3.8

MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2


Preventive maintenance N1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Information about mechanism counters using operator screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
User charge counters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Paper feed velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Maximum paper width to use central tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Lower speed adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Toner box filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Pre/post processing configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9

6.

S.E.D. JOBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1

6.1

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1

6.2

POSITIONING THE DATA ON THE PAPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1

6.3

SHEET LENGTH CONSIDERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4

7.

DUPLEX JOBS (S.E.D. OR T.E.D.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1

7.1

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1

7.2
7.2.1.
7.2.2.

PAGES LAYOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1


Pages layout on the physical sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Pages lay-out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2

7.3
7.3.1.
7.3.2.
7.3.3.

SYNCHRONIZATION MARKS IN S.E.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4


Principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Partial control (printer only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Total control (server + printer chain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12

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1.

Administrator interface

1.1

ADMINISTRATOR SCREEN ACCESS


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From the operator screen, select [F12].

On the following screen, select the key [Administration F5].


VP200_1 F11

VP200_DLX F12

Simplex initialization F2

Duplex initialization F3

System Shutdown F4

Administration F5

On the following screen, enter the administrator password and press the key [Enter].
The printer will shipped from NIPSON plant with the following administrator password: admin.
This password is the default password, you should modify it thru menus "Configuration" then
"Password" (refer to chapter 3.1.4)..
VP200_1 F11

VP200_DLX F12

Please enter your password:

Ok Enter
Quit Esc.

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The following screen is displayed:


VP200_1 F11

VP200_DLX F12

(Administrator)
Selected set:

Subsets:

Quit Esc.
Commands in administrator screens

From this menu, using mouse (double click to validate) or using keys [
[Enter] key to validate, you will be able to choose the operation you want.

], [

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When using the keyboard to realize an action, the mouse focus must be inside the window.
Using [Esc.] key you will be able to go to the previous menu, until administrator screen.
Using [Ctrl] + [Esc] keys you will go back straight to the administrator screen.
Returning to the operator screen from the administration screen
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in the case of an S.E.D. or a standard printer, select [F11].

in the case of a T.E.D. printer,


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select [F11] to go back to the screen of the specific machine 1 or 2.

select [F12] to go back to the screen of the duplex machine.

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1.2

LIST OF ADMINISTRATOR FUNCTIONS


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Information
-> System Configuration display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> System Configuration details display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> System Configuration details save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> OpenDrive Configuration display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> OpenDrive Configuration details display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> OpenDrive Configuration details save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3

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Configuration
-> Activate an option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Enhanced IPDS agreement licence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Change time
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-> Save Supervisor environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Save OpenDrive environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Restore environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Change Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Change language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Change keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Change font
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-> Change system name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
2.5.1
2.5.1
2.5.2
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
3.1.7
3.1.8

->

VP200
-> Printer configuration
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Supervisor
-> Max density check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Number of digit for sheet counter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Minimum size for the unit bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> CodeBar type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Acquisition

3.5.1
3.5.2
3.5.3
3.5.4

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Disk
-> Enable flush (E_NoD connection) . . . . . . . . . .
-> Mark width for E_NoD connection . . . . . . . . . .
-> Mark heigth for E_NoD connection . . . . . . . . . .
-> Vertical position of mark (E_NoD connection) . . .
-> Horizontal position of mark (E_NoD connection) .
-> Enable printing of mark (E_NoD connection) . . .
-> Number of blocs (E_NoD connection) . . . . . . . .
-> Distance between blocs (E_NoD connection) . . .

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3.6.2
3.6.2
3.6.2
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.6.4
3.6.4

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VPServer
-> Trace module acqpsrip. . . . . . . . . . .
-> Local data socket port (1024 to 9000) .
-> Timeout for ejection . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Maximum number of jobs . . . . . . . . .

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3.7.2
3.7.3
3.7.4

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IBM channel A or B (Extended mode)


-> System Id . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Display channel activity . . . . . . . .
-> Channel IPDS address . . . . . . . .
-> Transfer mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.9.1
3.9.2
3.9.3
3.9.4

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NetPSF
-> Local socket port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8.1

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Protocol
->IPDS
-> Page origin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> CopyMark printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Grey pattern substitution table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Grey patterns definition file 600 dpi. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Grey patterns definition file480 dpi . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Print quality algo definition file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Default ipds font file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Image double on WI command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Control of page sequencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Align view counter on commited counter . . . . . . .
-> Cut sheet emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.10.1
3.10.2
3.10.3
3.10.4
3.10.5
3.10.6
3.10.7
3.10.8
3.10.9
3.10.10
3.10.11

->

Control panel
-> Modify min weight paper if Pinless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4.1
-> Paper move confirmation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4.2
-> Enable warning on restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4.3

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Contrleur
-> Control of page sequencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Check control warning if recto-verso shift risk . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Page troncated at the printing area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> White page controller behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Reference paper point 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Paper length fed before synchro checking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Number of synchro errors detected before stopping . . . . . . .
-> Duplex synchro lost incident type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Marked pages before beginning of job (pinless) . . . . . . . . . .
-> Right end position value (in mm) (copymark option) . . . . . . . . .
-> Left end position value (in mm) (copymark option) . . . . . . . . . .
-> CopyMark simplex printing type (copymark option) . . . . . . . . .
-> CopyMark simplex position (in mm) (copymark option) . . . . . .
-> CopyMark duplex printing type (copymark option) . . . . . . . . . .
-> CopyMark recto position (in mm) (copymark option) . . . . . . . .
-> CopyMark verso position (in mm) (copymark option) . . . . . . . .

3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4
3.2.5
3.2.6
3.2.7
3.2.8
3.2.9
3.2.10
3.2.10
3.2.10
3.2.10
3.2.10
3.2.10
3.2.10

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Mechanism
-> Function mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Pinless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Horizontal position of start job mark for SED/TED (in mm) . .
-> Width of Start job mark for SED/TED (in mm) . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Positioning of Job start mark for SED/TED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> non-printable margin in SED (adjust) in inch . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Slow stop on panel stop command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
3.3.5
3.3.6
3.3.7

->

Contrle code barre


-> Number of upper code without lower code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Number of lower code without upper code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Numbers of code to skip at the printing start . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Value a of the check rule (ax+b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Value b of the check rule (ax+b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Digit of the code numbers (numeric) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Numbers max of digit if alphanumeric code . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Control successive duplicated codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Enabled traces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Traces of checked codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Events logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Localization and name of the traces file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.11.1
3.11.1
3.11.1

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->

Supervisor information
-> Supervisor Configuration display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3.1
-> Supervisor Configuration details display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3.2
-> Supervisor Configuration details save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3.3

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Mechanism information
-> Mechanism Configuration display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Mechanism Configuration save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Mechanism Counters display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> Mechanism Counters save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-> User charge counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mechanism maintenance access rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.12.1


-> Maintenance (Display) Access Rights change
-> Maintenance (Preventive) Access Rights change
-> Maintenance (Adjustments) Access Rights change
-> Maintenance (Specific) Access Rights change

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600 dpi writing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2


-> Delete a file
-> Save a file
-> Save all files
-> Delete all files
-> Install a saved file
-> Delete a saved file
-> Install all saved files
-> Delete all saved files

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Papers
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-> List paper
-> Save a paper
-> Delete a paper
-> List a saved paper
-> Install a saved paper
-> Delete a saved paper

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Connections
-> Modify connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.13.1

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Tools
-> Enable remote maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7.1
-> Send a message to field engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7.2

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Reports
-> Errors report
-> Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6.1
-> Save
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-> Remove

2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5

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VP200_1
Concern the first simplex printer of a T.E.D. printer, refer to paragraph 1.3.

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VP200_2
Concern the second simplex printer of a T.E.D. printer, refer to paragraph 1.3.

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VP200_DLX
Concern the T.E.D. duplex printer, refer to paragraph 1.3.
For duplex pinless printers, the following function is added in duplex:
VP200_DLX -> Printer configuration -> Controller -> Marked pages before beginning of job
(pinless), see paragraph 3.2.9.

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1.3

FUNCTIONS OF THE T.E.D. PRINTER


VP200
In the administration menu, all functions under VP200 refer to the printer used in simplex mode.
All the functions listed in the previous chapter can be accessed under VP200.

Simplex printer diagram


OPERATOR
Order

Visualization
VP200

SUPERVISOR
Status

Order
PRINTER

MECHANISM
PAPER PATH

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VP200_DLX
In the administration menu, the functions under VP200_DLX refer to the T.E.D. duplex printer.
Certain functions of the T.E.D. printer, listed in the previous chapter can be accessed under Duplex,
others can be accessed under VP200_1 (or 2).

VP200_1 (or 2)
In the administration menu, the functions under VP200_1 refer to the first printer in the direction of
paper movement, and those of VP200_2 to the second printer.
VP200_1 functions can only be accessed from the first printer, and VP200_2 functions from the second.

Duplex printer diagram


OPERATOR
Order

Order

Visualization

Visualization

VP200_DLX

Order

Visualization

SUPERVISOR
Status

Order
Status

P.C.2

P.C.1

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VP200_2

VP200_1

SUPERVISOR

SUPERVISOR

Order

Status

Order

SECOND
PRINTER
MECHANISM

FIRST
PRINTER
MECHANISM

PAPER PATH

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Functions accessible for the T.E.D. printer


Supervisor information
VP200_DLX provides information on the recto-verso supervisor and VP200_1 (or 2) gives
information on the printer 1 (or 2) supervisor.
Mechanism information
Accessible with VP200_1 (or 2), provides information on the mechanism of the machine
concerned.
Acquisition
Configuration of the recto-verso printer connection is carried out under VP200_DLX.
Control panel
The function can be accessed from anywhere but modification only applies to the particular
machine selected.
Controller
"Controller" functions can be accessed under VP200_1 (or 2) and the modification only applies
to the machine selected.
Mechanism
Certain functions can be accessed under VP200_1 (or 2), others under VP200_DLX, and the
modification only applies to the machine selected.
Papers
"Paper" functions can be accessed under VP200_DLX.
Reports
These functions can be accessed from anywhere, but display is only for the machine selected.

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2.

Information and save

In case of calling to NIPSON support, the technician may asked some information about the printer.
The following operations will allow to get to these informations.

2.1

SYSTEM INFORMATION

2.1.1

Information about system


This screen gives information about P.C. hardware installed, Operating System release, network
configuration and installed specific drivers release.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Information"
"System Configuration display"
The following screen is displayed:

System Configuration display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

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2.1.2

More information about system


System Configuration details display gives more information relative to:
PC hardware configuration (hwconfig)
Unix configuration and name of the machine (uname)
File system configuration (df)
Configuration of the network (netconfig and /etc/hosts)
Version of the NPP and CDP drivers
SDP and CDP configuration.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Information"
"System Configuration details display"
The following screen is displayed:

System Configuration details display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

NOTE:

This detailed list may be saved under DOS floppy disk by selecting "System Configuration
details save" (refer to chapter 2.1.3).

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2.1.3

Save of information about system


This screen allows to save the list given information about the system.
The result of this save is an editable ASCII file (rescfgsy) on a DOS diskette that gives detailed information on the system configuration.
The contents of this diskette can be read on any DOS/Windows PC.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Information"
"System Configuration details save"
The following screen is displayed:

System Configuration details save (Running...)

Creating file list, Please wait

+++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The file RESCFGSY created under root (\) directory of the floppy disk, may be later print or
displayed to be analyzed.

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2.2

OPENDRIVE INFORMATION

2.2.1

Information about OpenDrive


This screen gives information relative to OpenDrive release and applied patches.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Information"
"OpenDrive Configuration display"
The following screen is displayed:

OpenDrive Configuration display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

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2.2.2

More information about OpenDrive


This screen gives more information relative to OpenDrive release and applied patches.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Information"
"OpenDrive Configuration details display"
NOTE:

This detailed list giving information about installation and creation date and size for each file
needs some times to be created (approx. 2 mn).
Please wait until the first page is displayed.

The following screen is displayed:

OpenDrive Configuration details display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

NOTE:

This detailed list may be saved under DOS floppy disk by selecting "OpenDrive Configuration
details save" (refer to chapter 2.2.3).

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2.2.3

Save of information about OpenDrive


This screen allows to save the list given information about OpenDrive under DOS floppy disk.
The result of this save is an editable ASCII file (rescfgop) on a DOS diskette that gives information
on the files installed.
The contents of this diskette can be read on any DOS/Windows PC.

OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Information"
"OpenDrive Configuration details save"
NOTE:

This detailed list giving information about installation and creation date and size for each file
needs some times to be created (approx. 2 mn).
Please wait until the first page is displayed.

The following screen is displayed:

OpenDrive Configuration details save (running..)

Creating file list, Please wait

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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The file RESCFGOP created under root (\) directory of the floppy disk, may be later print or
displayed to be analyzed.

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2.3

SUPERVISOR INFORMATION

2.3.1

Information about supervisor


This screen gives information relative to the printer supervisor, that's means a list of actual configuration and available environment objects.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Supervisor information"
"Supervisor Configuration display"
The following screen is displayed:

Supervisor Configuration display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

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2.3.2

More information about supervisor


This screen gives more information relative to the printer supervisor, that's means a list of actual
configuration and available environment objects.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Supervisor information"
"Supervisor Configuration details display"
The following screen is displayed:

Supervisor Configuration details display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

NOTE:

This detailed list may be saved under DOS floppy disk by selecting "Supervisor Configuration
details save" (refer to chapter 2.3.3).

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2.3.3

Save of information about supervisor


This screen allows to save the list given information about supervisor under DOS floppy disk.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Supervisor information"
"Supervisor Configuration details save"
The following screen is displayed:

Supervisor Configuration details save (Running...)

Creating file list, Please wait

+++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].
It is possible to use the same floppy disk to save the the supervisor configuration and others
configurations.

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The file RESCFGSU created under root (\) directory of the floppy disk, may be later print or
displayed to be analyzed.

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2.4

MECHANISM INFORMATION

2.4.1

Information about mechanism


This screen gives information relative to electronic cards release controlling the mechanism and the
image and protocol controller.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Mechanism information"
"Mechanism Configuration display"
The following screen is displayed:

Mechanism Configuration display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

NOTE:

This list may be saved under DOS floppy disk by selecting "Mechanism Configuration save"
(refer to chapter 2.4.2).

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2.4.2

Save of information about mechanism


This screen allows to save the list given information about mechanism under DOS floppy disk.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Mechanism information"
"Mechanism Configuration save"
The following screen is displayed:

Mechanism Configuration save (Running...)

Creating file list, Please wait

+++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].
It is possible to use the same floppy disk to save the the supervisor configuration and others
configurations.

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The file RESCFGMN created under root (\) directory of the floppy disk, may be later print or
displayed to be analyzed.

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2.4.3

Information about mechanism counters


This screen will get hour and printed length counters used to calculate the click charge.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Mechanism information"
"Mechanism Counters display"
The following screen is displayed:

Mechanism Counters display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

NOTE:

This list may be saved under DOS floppy disk by selecting "Mechanism Counters save" (refer
to chapter 2.4.4)

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2.4.4

Save of mechanism counters


This screen allows to save the list given information about mechanism counters under DOS floppy
disk.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Mechanism information"
"Mechanism Counters save"
The following screen is displayed:

Mechanism Counters save (Running...)

Creating file list, Please wait

+++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].
It is possible to use the same floppy disk to save the the supervisor configuration and others
configurations.

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The file RCPN7000 created under root (\) directory of the floppy disk, may be later print or
displayed to be analyzed.

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2.4.5

Information about user charge counters


This screen will allows to display and to print the user charge counters used to calculate the click
charge.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Mechanism information"
"User charge counter"
"Display"
The following screen is displayed:

User charge counter display (Running...)


User charge counter
Numro srie :
Type :

Date
Tranche inf.
Tranche sup.
Hors redevance
Total

n7sxxy
VP200
TED/SED
Ancien
0
0
0
0

Nouveau
jeu sep 12 2002
1
2
3

Diffrence
-Jours
0 Kft
1 Kft
2 Kft
3 Kft

Temps minimum entre 2 relevs : 1 jour


Mise jour possible partir :
jours
Impression de ce relev (O/N)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

At the bottom of the user charge counter screen, the message "Print this statement ?" is displayed.
Key in "n" to return to the previous screen.
Key in "y" to print this screen.

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2.5

ENVIRONMENT

2.5.1

Save OpenDrive environment


This screen allows to save the OpenDrive environment on floppy disk under UNIX format.
NOTE:

To be able to restore a configuration, you should regularly save the OpenDrive


environment on diskette.
Saving the OpenDrive environment involves:
Print tests
Print objects (papers, overlays and fonts)
Supervisor configuration (printer speed, printer type TED, simplex,
IBM channel address, various settings, etc.).

OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Save OpenDrive environment"
The following screen is displayed:

Save OpenDrive environment (en cours...)

Creating file list, Please wait

+++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

When prompt "Insert "Volume 1" and Press "Return" to save environment or "q" to abort save"
answer [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Environment successfully saved ... Press "Return" to exit",
remove the floppy disk and answer [Enter].

The supervisor file RESCFGSU or OpenDrive file RESCFGOP created under root (\) directory
of the floppy disk, may be later print or displayed to be analyzed.

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2.5.2

Restore OpenDrive environment


This screen allows to restore the supervisor or OpenDrive environment saved under floppy disk.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Restore environment"
The following screen is displayed:

Retore environment (Running...)

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert floppy "Volume 1" in drive "a" then press "Return" to restore environment
or "q" to abort" insert a floppy disk and answer [Enter].

The diskette files ares displayed with prompt "Restore this environment ? (y/n)". Answer "y"
and [Enter] to restore the environment.

After end of restore, when prompt "Environment successfully restored ... Press "Return" to
exit", remove the floppy disk and answer [Enter].

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2.6

EVENTS LOG

2.6.1

Information about errors


This screen gets printer events list.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Reports"
"Errors report"
"Display"
A detailed events list is displayed as shown hereafter:
System Configuration details display (Running...)

Top F2

Bottom F3

Find F9

Next page F4

Previous page F5

Quit Esc.

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

NOTE:

This list may be saved under DOS floppy disk by selecting "Errors report" and "Save" (refer to
chapter 2.6.2).

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2.6.2

Save of events log


This screen allows to save on floppy disk the events that have occurred on the printer.
OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Reports"
"Errors report"
"Save"
The following screen is displayed:

Errors report save (Running...)

Creating file list, Please wait

+++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Insert diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit:

When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].
It is possible to use the same floppy disk to save the events list and configurations.

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The files ERROR and ERROR.OLD created under root (\) directory of the floppy disk, may be
send to NIPSON representative to be analyzed.
These files are not printable.

This event list may be remove by selecting:


VP200 -> Reports -> Errors report -> Remove

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2.7

REMOTE MAINTENANCE
The remote maintenance system provides remote access facilities for customer support technicians
and field engineers to the printer requiring trouble-shooting or intervention.

2.7.1

2.7.2

Preparing for the remote maintenance session


-

Switch on the modem.

From administration screen, select respectively the functions:


"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Tools"
"Enable remote maintenance"

In this screen, select Enable to give permission to do the remote maintenance (the modem
lights CS, TR and AA switch on).

Sending message
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Tools"
"Send a message to field engineer"

2.7.3

Type the message.

To send this message to the field engineer, press twice on the [%] key then press [Enter] key.

Closing the remote maintenance session


When the remote maintenance session is closed:
-

Switch off the modem.

From administration screen, select respectively the functions:


"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Tools"
"Enable remote maintenance" then Disable to forbid the remote maintenance access.
NOTE:

Leave the modem off when a remote maintenance session is not in progress.
This creates a physical barrier preventing any attempt at unauthorized connections.

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3.

Configuration

3.1

PRINTER CONFIGURATION

3.1.1

Activate an option
This function is used to enter the keys allowing to validate the options of the customer.
Example: option IPDS, option maximum print speed...
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Activate an option"

3.1.2

Enhanced IPDS agreement licence


This function is used to enter the licences allowing to validate connections E_NetPSF and
E_ChannelA/B. These licences are renewable every year and this renewal must to be made before
the scratch date.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Enhanced IPDS agreement licence"

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3.1.3

Date modification
This screen allows to modify the time and date.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Change time"
The following screen is displayed:

Answer question about minutes, hour, day, month and year to modify date and time (or answer
[Enter] if the default value is correct) then press on key [Enter].

When prompt "Ok for change ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] to save the new date and time
and return to previous screen.

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3.1.4

Password modification
This screen allows to modify the passwords.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Change Passwords"
The following screen is displayed:

Choose the password to modify:


operator password:1
administrator password:2
press then on key [Enter].

Enter old password to check it and press on key [Enter].

Enter new password and press on key [Enter].

Enter new password to check it and press on key [Enter].

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3.1.5

Display language modification


This screen allows to modify the language of the message displayed at screen.
It is possible to select one of the three languages following:
English
French
German
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Change language"
The following screen is displayed:

Select the desired language then press on key [Enter].

Administrator interface rebuilt messages catalog.


When prompt "Do you want to reboot ? (y/n)" answer "y" and validate with [Enter].

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3.1.6

Keyboard modification
Caution
This function allows to modify the keyboard configuration. Do this modification before
plugging new keyboard.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Change keyboard"
The following screen is displayed:

Select the keyboard you plan to plug then validate with key [Enter].
Possible choices of keyboards are:
Belgian:ps.ibm.bel
Finish:ps.ibm.swe
France:ps.ibm.fra
Germany:ps.ibm.ger
Italy:ps.ibm.ita
Latin American:ps.ibm.lsp
Spain:ps.ibm.spa
Swedish:ps.ibm.swe
Switzerland (French):ps.ibm.swf
Switzerland (German):ps.ibm.swg
United kingdom :ps.ibm.ukd
U.S.A.:ps.ibm.usa

When prompt "Do you want to reboot ? (y/n)" is displayed, answer "y" and validate with [Enter].

Wait for message "Boot", power off the printer, plug the new keyboard and power on the
printer.

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3.1.7

Font modification
This screen allows to change font of operator screen.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Change font"
Slect then the font you wish.

3.1.8

System name modification


By default the printer system name is like this: N7sXXX (with XXX = printer serial number). You may
change it thru this menu.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"Configuration"
"Change system name"
The following screen is displayed:

Values:

Selected parameter:

Change system name...............................N7s845

Enter a string:

Ok Enter

Quit Esc.

Enter new system name and validate with [Enter].


Administrator interface will have to rebuild system kernel (approx. 3 mn).

At the end of rebuilding a message "Do you want to reboot ? (y/n)" is displayed, answer "y" and
validate with [Enter].

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3.2

PRINTER CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION

3.2.1

Control of page sequencing


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Control of page sequencing"
To make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
The printer option control of page sequencing allows to control the pages numbers send by the
system as well as the parity of the recto pages (odd number) and of the verso pages (even number)
on a duplex job.
If an error is detected on the page number, a Protocol recovery" incident is generated with one of
the following messages:
"Pages numbers are not ascending"
"Recto page received by verso"
"Verso page received by recto"
Values which can be selected:
- 0 Control Off
- 1 Control every pages
- 2 Control every 2 pages
- 3 Control every 3 pages
- 4 Control every 4 pages
By default, this option is set to 0 (Contol Off)

3.2.2

Check control warning if recto-verso shift risk


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Check control warning if recto-verso shift risk"
To make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Available values:

0 # Message off (default value)


1 # Message on

Allows to validate the display of an incident if recto-verso shift risk.


This function is used only on the second machine of a TED unit or on a SED machine, during the
printing of the back face.

3.2.3

Page troncated at the printing area


This function only has an effect in simplex mode, since in recto-verso printing, this function will
always be ON.
In all cases, the message "Logical page incompatibility" is displayed.
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Page troncated at the printing area"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.

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Select "off" to not limit the page to the printable area. This option provides job compatibility with
NIPSON 6XXX printers.
Select always "on" to truncate the page to the printable area to avoid one page running onto the following page.

3.2.4

White page controller behavior


OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"White page controller behavior"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select "event" to display an error without stopping printer if white(s) page(s) occurs due to incoming
data throughput.
Else this error is displayed without printer stop.

3.2.5

Reference paper point 0


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Reference paper point 0"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select "off" to have reference point 0 coincident with write heads point 0.
Select "on" to have reference point 0 coincident with paper point 0. In this case, the printing is
always at the same place on the sheet, but be careful that there are no data to print outside the write
heads area (18.2").
520 mm (20.5")

point 0, paper
PRINTING AREA

not
printable
are

not
printable
aree

point 0, write heads


paper
path

write heads
18.45"

3.2.6

Paper length fed before synchro checking


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Paper length fed before synchro checking"

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After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
This function allows to select when printing starts, the length during which the synchro reader (at
extraction) does not check synchronization between the recto and the verso. The default value for
the length is 5 meters, after this length the paper is stabilized.

3.2.7

Number of synchro errors detected before stopping


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Number of synchro errors detected before stopping"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Available values:

1 # error
10 # errors (default value)
20 # errors
40 # errors

5 # errors
15 # errors
30 # errors
50 # errors

Allows to specify the number of duplex synchronization errors after which the printer stops with an
incident.

3.2.8

Duplex synchro lost incident type


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Duplex synchro lost incident type"
Allow to select the incident level when a synchro lost incident is detected by the extraction synchro
resders.
Select "minor" to allow to print the end of job without restart all the job when a synchronization incident is detected between the recto and the verso (back).
Select "restart" (default value) to reprint all the job when a synchronization incident is detected
between the recto and the verso (back).

3.2.9

Marked pages before beginning of job (pinless T.E.D.)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200_DLX"
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
"Marked pages before beginning of job (pinless)"
On pinless printer, allows to define the number of pages which will be printed before the job and
which contain only the marks of synchronization. These marks are used for synchronization of the
second pinless printer.
To guarantee the synchronization of the verso printer, it is necessary that this number of pages is at
least equal to the sheet height (in inches).
Example: for a 8.5 inches paper height one needs at least 9 pages, if not the printer may not be
synchronized.

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3.2.10 CopyMark function (option)


To add more flexibility in using the copy mark function, it is possible:
-

to position the copy mark where you want (Inside the defined range)

to prevent the copy mark from moving when the X print adjust keys are used.
The defined range allows to print the copy mark inside the carrier strip (only for less than 18"
width paper).

OPERATION
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Controller"
Right end position value (in mm)
Left end position value (in mm)
Give the range where the mark can be positioned (Not modifiable).
CopyMark simplex printing type
Key ENTER to access the parameters:
-

A # Always 0 adjustable by operator (Print adjust)


Allows to keep on with the previous possibilities (before the modification)
This value is the default shipping value)

D # Defined by administrator (See below)


Allows to precise that the copy mark position is user defined and in consequence
precise that the position is not movable by using the PRINT ADJUST function.

CopyMark simplex position


-

If the parameter D is chosen, then select:


CopyMark simplex position to enter the value
The value must be entered in millimeters under the following form N.NN
The consequences of trying to enter a value out of the allowed range are:
- No error message displayed
- Default value (Left end or right end) used.

CopyMark duplex printing type


CopyMark recto position
CopyMark verso position
For a printer able to print in duplex mode, in case of D selection, the copy mark positions
should be given for the front and the back side of the sheet.
For that use these parameters.
After a modification, to make these new parameters, the printer must be reinitialized.

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3.3

PRINTER MECHANISM CONFIGURATION

3.3.1

Function mode
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Function mode"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
With a S.E.D. printer, this parameter is used to select the operating mode:
0 # simplex, to print in simplex mode
1 # Recto/Verso, for duplex printers
3 # single engine duplex, to print in duplex mode with only one SED printer.
6 # Double web
This parameter cannot be changed if the printer is not S.E.D.
Available values:

3.3.2

0 # simplex (for all printers exept Duplex)


1 # Recto/Verso (for Duplex printers)

Pinless
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Pinless"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
In the case of a "pinless" printer, it is possible to select the operating mode "pinless" for paper without perforation or the operating mode "not pinless" for paper with caroll perforations.
If "pinless" is selected, paper is pulled by the roller of the pinless unit and if no pinless" is selected,
paper is pulled by the tractors of the transfert assembly.

3.3.3

SED/TED Synchronization mark position


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Horiz position of start job mark for SED/TED (in mm)" (default setting: 75 mm)
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select these parameters to change the mark position which is read by the mark reader at the printer
input.
The mark position is measured from the right edge of the recto sheet.

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View from extraction


Position of the
synchro mark of
S.E.D. printer

Recto laize

Verso laize
(for S.E.D. printer)

paper path
L
P

3.3.4

Width of Start job mark for SED/TED


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Width of Start job mark for SED/TED (in mm)" (default setting: 75 mm)
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select these parameters to change the mark width which is read by the mark reader at the printer
input.
Available values: between 10 and 450 (default setting: 25 mm)

3.3.5

Positioning of Job start mark for SED/TED


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Positioning of Job start mark for SED/TED"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Default setting: 1 # automatic, in this case the job start mark will take all the page width.
If the value "0 # programmed" is selected, the mark will be positioned according to the criteria
defined in the 2 preceding menus (position and width of start job mark).

3.3.6

Non-printable margin in SED (adjust) in inches


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Non-printable margin in SED (adjust) in inches"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Non-printable margin is a lower margin (0 < height < 1 inch) which allows the vertical dynamic
adjustment of the recto sheet with regard to the verso sheet.
If this value is equal to zero, there will be no vertical adjustment between the recto sheet and the
verso sheet.

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3.3.7

Slow stop on panel stop command


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Mechanism"
"Slow stop on panel stop command
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select this parameter to stop slowly the printer on operator command.
This parameter may be selected when using very thin paper.

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3.4

CONTROL PANEL CONFIGURATION

3.4.1

Modify min weight paper if Pinless


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Control panel"
"Modify min weight paper if Pinless"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Default setting: 48 gr/m2
This function allows to reduce the Weight paper" value to 35 gr/m2 (value entered by operator in the
complementary parameter screen).
Attention, the use of these very fine papers requires preliminary tests.

3.4.2

Paper move confirmation


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Control panel"
"Paper move confirmation"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select "yes" to have the double validation and "No" to have the single validation of the paper move
orders.

3.4.3

in the case of a double validation, pressing on a paper move key (paper move, skip...) made
pass the key pink. To validate the paper move it is necessary to press one second time on this
key.

in the case of a single validation, pressing on a paper move key (paper move, skip...)
advances the paper immediately.

Enable warning on restart


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Control panel"
"Enable warning on restart"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select "yes" to display a warning window with following message in case of incident with restart:
"Blank pages will be generated to re-synchronize job !\
Validate to continue... ! "
This window is not displayed with Print-test, Bod, Pod,... connections in which there is already a
window before the restart.
Default setting: no

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3.5

SUPERVISOR CONFIGURATION

3.5.1

Max density check


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Supervisor"
"Max density check"
This menu indicates the maximum density authorized on the printer.
- a printer with a maximum density equal to 600DPI can print into 300 or 600DPI.
- a printer with a maximum density equal to 300DPI can print only into 300DPI.
Operation in 600DPI is enabled in menu: Configuration -> Activate an option.

3.5.2

Number of digit for sheet counter


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Supervisor"
"Number of digit for sheet counter"
Use for the generation of bar-code by OpenDrive, define the number of digits of the CodeBar
generated. To be use with the function CodeBar type (see 3.5.4)
Available values:
Default value:

3.5.3

integer number between 2 and 8


6 digits

Minimum size for the unit bar


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Supervisor"
"Minimum size for the unit bar"
Defines the width of an elementary bar and thus also of a white bar, so it defines the width of the
CodeBar complete. More the bar width is large, more it is readable but more the CodeBar is large.
These values are in dots and the default value as well as the mini. and maximum are calculated as
well as possible for a 600 dpi resolution.
Available values:
Default value:

3.5.4

integer number between 4 and 15


8 dots

CodeBar type
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Supervisor"
"CodeBar type"
Types of CodeBar:
0 # Standard: simple CodeBar (default value).
1 # Numeric code added: CodeBar + its numerical value printed.
2 # N code before number: CodeBar + a "N" code which is added so that control differentiates
the control CodeBar with other CodeBars.
3 # Numeric and N code: CodeBar + its numerical value + a N" code.

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3.6

DISK CONNECTION CONFIGURATION

3.6.1

Enable flush (E_NoD connection)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"Disk"
"Enable flush (E_NoD connection)"
Default setting: 0 # disabled
In this case, the job waits until the following job is sent to finish the job in progress in order not to
generate many blank pages.
1 # Enabled: At each end of job, the paper feed continues until the job is completely finished and
stacked.

3.6.2

Size and position of the mark (E_NoD connection)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"Disk"
- Mark width for E_NoD connection
- Mark heigth for E_NoD connection
- Vertical position of mark (E_NoD connection)
- Horizontal position of mark (E_NoD connection)
These menus allow on E_NoD connection to define the size and the position of the mark which is
used as reference mark for the recto/verso and post-processings.

3.6.3

Enable printing of mark (E_NoD connection)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"Disk"
"Enable printing of mark (E_NoD connection)
Default setting: 1 # yes
In this case, the mark is printed in the job.

3.6.4

Number of blocs and distance between blocs (E_NoD connection)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200"
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"Disk"
Number of blocs (E_NoD connection)
Distance between blocs (E_NoD con.)
These menus are used to make a mark containing several paving stones.

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3.7

PSRIP CONNECTION CONFIGURATION

3.7.1

Trace module acqpsrip


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"VPServer"
"Trace module acqpsrip"
To make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Default setting: 0 no trace
Saves the interface activity in real time in a file. Activating this trace can affect performance.
Only change temporarily this parameter under supervision from NIPSON technical support.

3.7.2

Local data socket port (1024 to 9000)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"VPServer"
"Local data socket port (1024 to 9000)"
To make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Number of port for connection between the host system and the printer; the setting by default is 1060.

3.7.3

Timeout for ejection


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"VPServer"
"Timeout for ejection"
To make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
The time out for job ejection causes printing and ejection in the stacker of the pages which are in
standby in the printer buffer during more than X seconds (X going from 0 to 1.000.000 seconds).
By default the value is 30 seconds.

3.7.4

Maximum number of jobs


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"VPServer"
"Maximum number of jobs"
To make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
This function allows to define the maximum number of jobs which are on standby in the printer.
By default the value is 32 jobs.

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3.8

NETPSF CONNECTION CONFIGURATION


The NetPSF connection enables the printing of IPDS jobs from the PSF software connected to the
printer by the Ethernet network or Token Ring via the TCP/IP protocol.
NOTE:

3.8.1

A NetPSF connection using the Token Ring network excludes the possibility of a
Dataproducts connection.

Local socket port (1024 to 9000)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"NetPSF"
"Local socket port"
Number of TCP port for connection between the PSF host and the printer; the value by default is
5001 in OpenDrive as well as in the PSF/MVS, PSF/2 and PSF/6000 software; a modification of this
value is exceptional.
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.

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3.9

IBM CONNECTION CONFIGURATION (EXTENDED MODE)

3.9.1

System Id
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"IBM channel A (or B) (Basic mode or extended mode)"
"System Id"
Modify this parameter only with NIPSON representative help.

3.9.2

Display channel activity


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"IBM channel A (or B) (Extended mode)"
"Display channel activity"
If this message is enable, when the printer dialogues with the host system, the message "channel
activity" is displayed at the main screen, in the zone of connection information.
If this message is desable (default setting), no message is displayed when the printer dialogues with
the host system.
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.

3.9.3

Channel IPDS address


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"IBM channel A (or B) (Basic mode or extended mode)"
"Channel IPDS address"
Select this parameter to enter a new address (from 00 to FF).
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.

3.9.4

Transfer mode
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Acquisition"
"IBM channel A (or B) (Basic mode or extended mode)"
"Transfer mode"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select this parameter to choose the speed and the transfer mode corresponding to the channel and
IBM host.

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3.10

IPDS PROTOCOL

3.10.1 Page origin


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Page origin"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
-

Choose "0" to have for the origin point of the page (page origin) the upper left corner of the
sheet.

Choose "1" (default setting) to have the origin point of the page (page origin) which depends on
the paper used in the printer:
if width < height, the origin point is the upper left corner of the sheet.
if width > height the origin point is in the upper right corner of the sheet.
page origin
Paper path
direction

page origin

with "1" if width > height


with "0" or
"1" if width < height

3.10.2 CopyMark printing


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"CopyMark printing"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Select "on" to enable printing marks or "off" to disable printing marks.
Caution: The copy marks are always positioned in the X line direction at the position 0 and the copy
mark position is moving with the document when the X print adjust keys are used by the operator.
But it is possible with a firmware modification (available at NIPSON) to position the copy mark where
you want and to prevent the copy mark from moving when the X print adjust keys are used.

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3.10.3 Grey pattern substitution table


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Grey pattern substitution table"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
You can ameliorate the printing of grey areas on the printer by using a substitution function.
The IPDS dotted patterns are patterns sent by the host system and reproduced over a complete surface. These patterns are sent as images. When the printer receives an image, it detects that it has
been presented with a dotted pattern and it can substitute the pattern sent by another.
The OGL software has the possibility of 2 kinds of grey areas: SCREEN and STANDARD.. This
function is apply on these 2 kinds, except for grey of density 3, 90, 93, and 96%. In these last cases,
any difference will be made.
Accessible substitution tables:
tnull.gri
this table cancels dotted pattern substitution.
tibmx000.gri this table substitutes dotted patterns equivalent to those of OGL IBM
tibmx001.gri this table substitutes dotted patterns equivalent to those of OGL IBM, but
lightened.
tibmx002.gri this table substitutes dotted patterns equivalent to those of OGL IBM, but
considerably lightened.
Substitution can only and must only be used if all the following conditions are met:
the dotted pattern was built using the program IBM OGL.
the job uses only rectangular dotted patterns, without rounded corners.
adjacent dotted patterns of the same density and type must be separated by a line.
no superimposition of dotted patterns.

3.10.4 Grey patterns definition file 600 dpi


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Grey patterns definition file 600 dpi"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
This function allows to choose file of gray pattern used when graphic images in 300DPI or 600DPI are
printed in 600DPI.

The usable files for C 600DPI heads are:


- 600C1: 1 dot 300 DPI -> 1 dot 600 DPI
- 600C2: 1 dot 300 DPI -> 4 dots 600 DPI
- 600C3: 1 dot 600 DPI 53 LPI -> 1 dot 600 DPI
- 600C3B: 1 dot 600 DPI 73 LPI-> 1 dot 600 DPI

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The usable files for P 600DPI heads are:


- 600P1: 1 dot 300 DPI -> 4 dots 600 DPI
- 600P1S: 1 dot 300 DPI -> 2 dots 600 DPI in quincunx
- 600P2: 1 dot 300 DPI -> 1 dot 600 DPI
- 600P3: 1 dot 600 DPI 53 LPI -> 1 dot 600 DPI
- 600P3B: 1 dot 600 DPI 73 LPI-> 1 dot 600 DPI

300DPI

600DPI

600P1
600P1S
600P2

3.10.5 Grey patterns definition file 480 dpi


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Grey patterns definition file 480 dpi"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
This function allows to choose file of gray pattern used when graphic images in 240DPI are printed
in 480DPI.
240DPI

The usable files for C 480DPI heads are:


- 480C1: 1 dot 240 DPI -> 4 dots 480 DPI
- 480C2: 1 dot 240 DPI -> 1 dot 480 DPI

480DPI

480C1
480C2

3.10.6 Print quality algo definition file


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Print quality algo definition file"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
This function allows to choose the files created by the RIPTOOL to process the .jpeg colored images
(see RIPTOOL documentation).

3.10.7 Default ipds font file


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Default ipds font file"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.

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Definition of IPDS font used by default, when the printer has some problems with the font used.
By default the ipds.fnt font is selected.

3.10.8 Image double on WI command


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Image double on WI command"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
This command is used to double the points when the images to be printed have a definition lower
than the printer definition (example when a raster 300 DPI is printed in 600 DPI).

3.10.9 Control of page sequencing


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Control of page sequencing"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
The printer option control of page sequencing allows to control the pages numbers send by the system
as well as the parity of the recto pages (odd number) and of the verso pages (even number) on a
duplex job.
If an error is detected on the page number, a Protocol restart incident is generated with one of the
following messages:
"Pages numbers are not ascending"
"Recto page received by verso"
"Verso page received by recto"
Values which can be selected:
- 0 Control Off
- 1 Control every pages
- 2 Control every 2 pages
- 3 Control every 3 pages
- 4 Control every 4 pages
The default setting of this option is: 0 (Contol Off)

3.10.10 Align view counter on commited counter


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Align view counter on commited counter"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
In standard on a TED printer, the view counters (operators) are updated when printing is done on the
verso printer and the commited counters are updated by the recto printer.

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For particular cases when the system has problems with that, the counter of the recto printer and the
counter of the verso printer are updated at the same time.
As soon as the commited counter of the recto printer is updated, the view counter of the verso printer is
also updated although the printing is not done.

3.10.11 Cut sheet emulation


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Printer configuration"
"Protocol"
"IPDS"
"Cut sheet emulation"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
The option "Cut sheet emulation" on the printer is used to emulate 2 side-by-side sheets (2-up)
when a cutter is used for example.
With a duplex job, page 2 is printed with the verso of page 1 and page 4 with the verso of page 3.
This option has 4 values to allow various arrangements of the pages to adapt to different post-processings:
- 0 Cut sheet emulation off
- 1 Page right to left
- 2 Page left to right
- 3 Page right to left 180
- 4 Page left to right 180
All systems do not manage this option, when this option is enabled on the printer, the system generates a particular key to enable and perform the cut sheet emulation mode.
When the option is enabled, all the jobs will be printed in 2-up, except:
if cut sheet emulation key is not activated by the system
if page positioning in N-up is indicated in the definition of form
if several copies of pages are specified
if the pages are not adjusted with the 2-up
The default setting of this option is: 0 (Cut sheet emulation off)

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3.11

CONTROL BY BARCODES IN RECTO/VERSO


These menus allow to configure the option "recto/verso printing control" with the two readers at
printer output when these readers are ordered by the printer PC.
Generally, these readers are rather ordered by an external Windows PC which has the advantage of
displaying the controls carried out in real time.

3.11.1 Numbers of code to skip


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
"Number of upper code without lower code"
"Number of lower code without upper code"
"Numbers of code to skip at the printing start"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Number of lower code without lower code
Number of lower code without upper code
Allows to define the number of codes read by the upper sensor without detecting code on the lower
sensor and conversely (e.g.: job ejection when recto sheets are already printed).
Default value:
1
Available values:
from 0 to 10
Numbers of code to skip at the printing start
Allows to specify the number of codes to skip when the printer starts to print.
These errors can occurs when paper goes backwards at starting or when the printer is stopped with
a bar code under the sensor.
Default value:
3
Available values:
from 0 to 10

3.11.2 Value a/b of the check rule (ax+b)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
"Value a of the check rule (ax+b)"
"Value b of the check rule (ax+b)"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Available values:
for a: from 1 to 10 ; for b: from -100 to 100
Default value:
a=1 and b=0 in this case, the test checks the equality of the character string
instead of a numerical comparison and the code can be alphanumeric.

3.11.3 Digit of the code numbers (numeric)


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Digit of the code numbers (numeric)"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify the number of digit of the barcode when it is a numeric code.

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Default value:
Available values:

4
from 2 to 9

3.11.4 Numbers max of digit if alphanumeric code


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Numbers max of digit if alphanumeric code"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify the number of digit of the barcode when it is an alphanumeric code.
Default value:
15
Available values:
from 2 to 15

3.11.5 Control successive duplicated codes


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Control successive duplicated codes"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify if you want to control the possible repetition of a code (duplicated page).
Available values:
1 # on (default value)
0 # off

3.11.6 Enabled traces


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Enabled traces"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify if you want to save the traces in a file. If the answer is "Yes" it is necessary to have
specified a localization and a file name, see 3.11.9.
Available values:
1 # yes (default value)
0 # no

3.11.7 Traces of checked codes


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Traces of checked codes"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify if you want to save the traces of the codes read by the sensors in the trace file, for
that, it is necessary to have enabled the traces.
Available values:
1 # yes (default value)
0 # no

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3.11.8 Events logging


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Events logging"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify the level of information which must be seen in the trace file of the events.
Available values:
0 # Level 0, standard level (default value)
1 # Level 1
2 # Level 2
3 # Level 3

3.11.9 Localization and name of the traces file


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
- "VP200_2" (or VP200)
- "Printer configuration"
- "Barcode control version"
- "Localization and name of the traces file"
After a modification, to make these new parameters effective, the printer must be reinitialized.
Allows to specify the name and the path of the trace file generated by the system of barcode control.
Name by default:
/tmp/bc_check.txt

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3.12

ACCESS RIGHTS MODIFICATION

3.12.1 Maintenance access rights


This menu can be used by the operator for access to maintenance functions normally accessible
with the administrator password.
OPERATION
-

From administration screen, select respectively the functions:


"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Mechanism maintenance access rights"

Select "Maintenance Access Rights change" of the desired family (display, preventive,
adjustments or specific maintenance).

Then select the maintenance desired.

The following screen is displayed:


Maintenance (Specific) Access Rights change (Runnings...)

Change Access for maintenance function 6013:


1 = oper
2 = admin
q = quit
Enter your choice:

Select the level of maintenance desired:


1 to make the function accessible to the operator
2 to change the accessibility so that it is accessible only to the administrator
q to exit this function without modification
Pressing the [Enter] function validates the modification and restores the "Mechanism
maintenance access rights".

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3.12.2 Administration access rights


This function enables access to administration menu functions that are normally accessible only
with the administrator password to be given to or withdrawn from the operator.
OPERATION
-

Go to the administration function.


Select Access rights change F6 xxxxxxx" key.
Such a screen is displayed:

To give access to the function selected to the operator, click on "Operator 1", then on the [OK
Enter] key.

To withdraw access from the operator, click on "Administrator 2", then on the [OK Enter]
key.

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3.13

CONNECTIONS

3.13.1 Modify connection


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Connections"
"Modify connection
This function is used to change parameters in connection files.
PageMemRation
ModelDecompMemRation

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4.

Environment object administration

4.1

PAPER ADMINISTRATION
These "Paper" files are created and modified by operator interface (Parameters -> Others -> File).
From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"Papers"
The following screen is displayed:

Display a paper existing in hard disk


Select "List paper" then select the paper on hard disk to display information relative to the paper
(width, length, weight...).
-

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

Save a paper from hard disk to floppy disk


NOTE:

To be able to restore a configuration, you should regularly save the files on diskette.

Select "Save a paper" then select the paper to save this paper file from hard disk to floppy disk.

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When prompt "Insert Diskette and Press "Return" to continue or "q" to quit" insert a floppy disk
and answer [Enter].

When prompt "Format diskette ? (y/n)" answer "y" and [Enter] if the floppy disk is not yet
formatted, else answer "n" and [Enter].

After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and
answer [Enter].

The file is copied in floppy disk root (\) directory.

Remove a paper from hard disk


-

Select "Delete a paper" then select the paper to delete this paper file from hard disk.

After the end of delete, prompt "Press "Return" to continue" is displayed, answer then [Enter].

Display paper existing in floppy disk


Select "List a saved paper" then select the paper on floppy disk to display information relative to
the paper (width, length, weight...).
NOTE: Listed files are in floppy disk root (\) directory.
-

Display information using the key [F4] to go to the next page and the key [F5] to go to the
previous page.

Go to end of list by pressing the key [F3].

Go back to top of list by pressing the key [F2].

Find an information by pressing the key [F9].

Go back to preceding menu by pressing the key [Esc].

Install a paper from floppy disk to hard disk


Select "Install a saved paper" then select the paper to save this paper file from floppy disk to hard
disk.
NOTE: Listed files are in floppy disk root (\) directory.
After end of copy, when prompt "Press "Return" to continue", remove the floppy disk and answer
[Enter].
Remove a paper from floppy disk
Select "Delete a saved paper" then select the paper to delete this paper file from floppy disk.
NOTE: Listed files are in floppy disk root (\) directory.
After the end of delete, prompt "Press "Return" to continue" is displayed, answer then [Enter].

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4.2

600 DPI WRITING FILES


From administration screen, select respectively the functions:
"VP200" (or VP200_1/2 or VP200_DLX)
"600 dpi writing files"
The following screen is displayed:

This functionality is used to add or delete writing files specific for the 600 DPI.
Standard configuration files are shipped with all new printers. Others files may be supplies by NIPSON, but supplied files should not been modified.
There are 3 types of configuration files, refering to the 3 groups of configuration parameters. One
can differenciate the files with their extension.

Parameter group

Extension

Jitter immunity

.wcj

Writing current coefficients

.wcc

Writing mode

.wcm

NOTE:

The WCJ and WCC files can be selected by operator with maintenance menu: Adjustment ->
Heads current adjustment -> Writing configuration
The WCM file can be selected by operator through menu:
Parameters -> Others -> Writing configuration

Delete a file
Deletes a writing file from hard disk.

Save a file
Saves a writing file from hard disk to floppy disk.

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Save all files


Saves several writing files from hard disk to floppy disk.

Delete all files


Deletes several writing files from hard disk.

Install a saved file


Copy a writing file from a floppy disk to the hard disk.

Delete a saved file


Deletes a writing file from floppy disk.

Install all saved files


Copy several writing files from a floppy disk to the hard disk.

Delete all saved files


Deletes several writing files from floppy disk.

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5.

Administrator maintenance function

5.1

MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS ACCESS


-

From the main screen, select [Next F10].


Select [Maintenance F9].
Enter the password then press the key [Enter].
Select [Next Return], the following maintenance screen is displayed:
Start F2

Stop F3

Paper feed F5

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE
>> Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance
Visualization
Adjustments
Specific

Ok Enter
Return Esc.

5.2

LIST OF THE MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS


->

Preventive Maintenance
-> 9000: Preventive Maintenance N1

->

Visualisation
-> 9010: Hour counter
-> 9011: User charge

->

Adjustment
-> 1003: Writing mode programming (for 240 DPI)
-> 3067: Paper feed velocity
-> 3068: Maximum paper width to use central tractor (in mm)
-> 3069: Maximum paper width to use central tractor (in ")
-> 6011:

->

Specific
-> 2128: Toner box fill
-> 6013: Pre/post processing configuration

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5.3

MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS

5.3.1

Preventive maintenance N1
Function: Used to indicate to the printer that the operator has carried out N1 or N2 maintenance.
The printer then resets the N1 or N2 maintenance counter to zero.
This function cannot be used during printing.
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Preventive Maintenance]
[9000: Preventive Maintenance N1]
-

5.3.2

Then click on [OK] if preventive maintenance N1 or N2 has been done or on [Back Esc] to
leave this screen without confirming execution of this maintenance.

Information about mechanism counters using operator screen


Function: Used to give information to the operator concerning maintenance carried out by the
operator and the maintenance technician. Displays the number of hours since the last maintenance.
This function cannot be used during printing.
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Visualisation]
[9010: Hours counters]

Start F2

Paper feed F5

Stop F3

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE
>> 9010: Hours counters
Cumul[h]

New[h]

Power On Counter
Print Counter
N1 Counter
N2 Counter
N3 Counter
N4 Counter
N5 Counter

Return Esc.

NOTE: The hours display is given in completely spent hours, which may explain any
differences in the above table.

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MAINTENANCE HOURS COUNTERS


-

Under "New" is stored the number of hours done since the last maintenance.
Maintenance confirmation by the operator and maintenance technician reset the counters to
zero, as follows:

N1 maintenance confirmation:
the print counters.

resets to zero the N1 maintenance, the power on and

N2 maintenance confirmation:

resets to zero the maintenance counters N1 and N2,


the power on and the print counters.

N3 maintenance confirmation:

resets to zero the maintenance counters N1, N2 and


N3, the power on and the print counters.

N4 maintenance confirmation:

resets to zero the maintenance counters N1, N2, N3


and N4, the power on and the print counters.

N5 maintenance confirmation:

resets to zero the maintenance counters N1, N2, N3,


N4 and N5, the power on and the print counters.

After confirmation of a maintenance, the hours of the counters under "New" reset to zero are
added under Cumul".
For example: when the N1 maintenance is confirmed, the hours of the N1 maintenance, the
power on and the print counters of column "New" are added under column "Cumul" and these
counters reset to zero under column "New".

NOTE:

N1 maintenance is done by the operator, and N2 to N5 done by the NIPSON maintenance


field engineer.

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5.3.3

User charge counters


This screen will allows to display the user charge counters used to calculate the click charge.
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Visualisation]
[9011: User charge]
The following screen is displayed:

Paper feed F5

Stop F3

Start F2

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE
>> 9011: User charge

Section 60:

55 K.ft

Free of charge:

115 K.ft

Total:

170 K.ft

Return Esc.

NOTE:

The printed length display is given in completely spent kilofeet, which may explain any
differences in the above table.

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5.3.4

Paper feed velocity


Function: This function is used to modify the maximum paper feed speed (key [Paper feed F5])
which is usually 20 m/min.
The maximum paper feed speed can be adjusted from 20 to 60 m/min. (in the case of a 60 m/min.
printer).
In all cases, paper feeding occurs at 20 m/min. for 10 seconds then, if the maximum paper feed
speed is higher, the feed speed is gradually accelerated up to the required speed.
NOTE: In case of T.E.D. printing, paper feed speed is always 20 m/min.
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Adjustments]
[3067: Paper feed velocity]
[Run F6].
The following screen is displayed:

Paper feed F5

Stop F3

Start F2

Run F6

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE
>> 3067: Paper feed velocity

Stop F7

Factory speed

60

Storage speed

60

Current speed

60

Factory F8
Restore F9
Change F10

Return Esc.

Adjustment
Maintenance state

Select the speed by clicking on keys [+] and [-].

Save the speed by clicking on key [Ok Enter].

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5.3.5

Maximum paper width to use central tractor


Function: In the case of a S.E.D. printer used as a standard machine, this function is used to
choose the maximum paper width that can be used with the central tractor.
This width can be entered in millimetres (maintenance function 3068) or in inches (maintenance
function 3069).
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Adjustments]
[Maximum paper width to use central tractor] (in millimeters or in inches)
[Run F6]
The following screen is displayed:

Stop F3

Paper feed F5

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE

Run F6

Start F2

>> 3067: Paper feed velocity

Stop F7

Factory value

391.2

mm

Memorized value

431.8

mm

Active value

431.8

mm

Factory F8
Restore F9
Change F10

Return Esc.

Adjustment
Maintenance state

Modify the width by clicking on the [+] and [-] keys.


The minimum length is 13.7 inches (348 mm),
The maximum length is 17 inches (431.8 mm).

Save the maximum paper width by clicking on key [Ok Enter].

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5.3.6

Lower speed adjustment


Function: It enables the programming of the lower speed when this is requested by pre-post
processing.
This function is taken into account only if a post-processing is enabled.
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Adjustments]
[Lower speed adjustment]
[Run F6]
The following screen is displayed:

Stop F3

Paper feed F5

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE

Run F6

Start F2

>> 6011: Lower speed adjustment

Stop F7

Factory value

40

Memorized value

40

Active value

40

Factory F8
Restore F9
Change F10

Return Esc.

Adjustment
Maintenance state

Modify the speed by clicking on the [+] and [-] keys.


The minimum speed is 40 m/min,
The maximum speed is 60 m/min.

Save the lower speed by clicking on key [Ok Enter].

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5.3.7

Toner box filling


Function: This function is used to fill the toner box after the first power on of the machine, after the
flush of the toner box or after the incident "Toner level too low".
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Specific]
[2128: Toner box fill]

Stop F3

Paper feed F5

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE

Run F6

Start F2

>> 2128: Toner box fill

Stop F7

Toner box reload done


Toner reserve box level sensor

Covered

Toner box level sensor

Covered

Return Esc.
Maintenance state

Select [Run F6] to start filling.


The message "Toner box reloading..." will be displayed.

Wait for the message:Toner box reload done


Toner reserve box level sensor:covered.
Toner box level sensor:covered.

To stop filling, select [Stop F7].

Click on [Back Esc] until back at the main screen.

NOTE:

It is not necessary to click on [Stop F7], filling stops automatically when the toner container is
full.

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5.3.8

Pre/post processing configuration


Function: For recto/verso printer, this screen allows to configure the printing depending on the pre
and post-processing used.
OPERATION
From the maintenance screen, select respectively the functions:
[Specific]
[Pre/post-processing configuration]
Select one pre/post processing then [Config F6]
The following configuration screen is displayed:

Paper feed F5

Stop F3

Start F2

ADMINISTRATOR MAINTENANCE

Pre-Post processing 1
Top per inch 1
Pre-Post processing 2
Top per inch 2
Pre-Post processing 3

Attention
These 3 functions of page-setting do
not operate when they can be
modified in the operator screen ([Print
adjust F7) then [Sheet setup F7])

1/6"

Stop F7

Master
1/6"
Disable

Disposition

Without rotation

Paper type

Sheet

Paper tumble

Run F6

Absent

No

Return Esc.
Tractor position

To save a new pre/post processing


Select [File F6], give a pre/post processing name then select [Save F7] to record this
configuration for the operator.
To delete a pre/post processing
Select [File F6], select the pre/post processing to delete then select [Delete F8].

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Pre-Post processing 1 or 2 and top per inch


Select if pre and post processing is absent or the working mode, and the number of top per
inch (see the table below).
PRE-POST PROCESSING

WORKING MODE

CONFIG NTPI PRE-POST 1 OR 2

HUNKELER

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

KERN

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

SOMAFLEX

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

STRALFORS

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

ORION

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

DESSINDUS

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

MECANIQUE-MEY

Slave type

1/6 inc

ST20

Master type with start/stop

1/6 inc

Pre-Post processing 3
This function enables the activation of pre-post processing.
If pre-post processing 3 is activated, the working mode is consequently of the "slave" type (9way connector) and the number of top per inch must be identical to the value entered in "Top
per inch 1" and "Top per inch 2".
Disposition
This function allows to return (180) the printing to adapt the printing to the post-processing in
case of binding.
Attention: When the [Sheet setup F7] button can be reached at operator screen, this function
does not operate any more in this screen because it is easier to modify rotation in sheet setup
(select [Print adjust F7) then [Sheet setup F7]).
Paper type
This functions gives the printed pages order (algorithm) in accordance with the postprocessing:
Select "Fanfold forms" for a post-processing like cutter or rewinder
Select "Continuous forms" for a post-processing which fold the paper before cutting.
Attention: When the [Sheet setup F7] button can be reached at operator screen, this function
does not operate any more in this screen because it is easier to use the [Folder] button in
sheet setup (select [Print adjust F7) then [Sheet setup F7]).
Top

o1

Recto 1

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Recto 2
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Recto 2

fanfold printing
Paper tumble
Select "No" to print the recto page at first pass and verso page at second pass.
Select "Yes" to print the verso page at first pass and recto page at second pass.
Attention: When the [Sheet setup F7] button can be reached at operator screen, this function
does not operate any more in this screen because it is easier to use the sheet setup button 1/2
or 2/1 (select [Print adjust F7) then [Sheet setup F7]).

Tumble
Cutted sheets

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

NO

First pass printing

R1,R2,R3,R4

R1,V2,R3,V4

V1,V2,V3,V4

V1,R2,V3,R4

Second pass printing

V1,V2,V3,V4

V1,R2,V3,R4

R1,R2,R3,R4

R1,V2,R3,V4

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6.

S.E.D. jobs

6.1

INTRODUCTION
This document is a programmers advertisement to build duplex jobs which will be printed on the
S.E.D. printer.
PRINCIPLE
The print page (normally recto) is printed on the left half of the printing station, the second page (normally verso) is printed on the right side, about 330 inches later, after having been reversed in the
footbridge.

6.2

POSITIONING THE DATA ON THE PAPER


Total printed head width is 18.45" (468.6 mm). It is possible to print exactly an A4 size.

462.3 mm (< 18.45")


16.9 mm
210 mm

210 mm

recto

verso

12.7 mm

12.7 mm

With the print on pin feed option to YES in the Parameters -> Others window, printing in the
12.7 mm caroll margin is allowed.

Anyway, a negative value of left margin in the PRINT ADJUST window for the recto printing,
and a positive value for the left margin for the verso printing could lead to a loss of data (there
is no print head beyond zero, nor after 18.45").

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This configuration shall be used with a 210 + 25.4 = 235.4 millimeter width paper.
210 + 25.4 = 235.4 millimeter width paper.

Commonly used papers for A4 printing are 241 millimeters width.


The printable data is as shown on figure below.
468.6 mm (18.45")
16.9 mm
213.15 mm

213.15 mm

A4 printing
area

A4 printing
area

not printable
area

not printable
area

12.7 mm

12.7 mm

241 mm

241 mm

The 2.5 millimeter at the left of the 210 mm of A4 printable area are not printable.
This shall be taken into account when designing preprinted forms: the A4 form shall be right
justified on the recto side and left justified on the verso side.

A4 preprinted
form

Recto side

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If not possible, the application shall be designed to print the verso side on the first pass, and
the recto side on the second pass, and the paper installed to be printed on the verso first.
(left aligned
printed last)

Face
recto
Face
verso
(right aligned
just printed)

Printing on white paper of 241 mm without margin alignment will lead to a truncature of about
2.5 mm, for an application 210 mm wide with an anchorage point of zero. The margin
alignment shall be about 60 dots in this case, or the application designed to print with an offset
of 2.5 mm from zero.

2.5 mm

margin
or
offset

A4 printable
area

241 mm

Horizontal alignment in the page shall be a positive value (otherwise, a truncation beyond the
write heads will be encountered).

This has to be taken into account in the designing preprinted forms: if the form can be layed on
the web with an accuracy of + 2 mm, its width shall be restricted to 210 - 4 mm = 206 mm.

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If there is no limitation due to pre/post processing and if it is allowed to print in the first 2 mm of
the right caroll margin of the recto side, it is possible to design the form with 208 mm width, this
will allow to have 2 mm negative alignment or 2 mm positive alignment in the caroll area.
210 mm

208 mm
2 mm
alignment

6.3

2 mm alignment
in the caroll area

SHEET LENGTH CONSIDERATIONS


-

The minimum length of the track is about 330 inches of paper.

Because the top of pages recto and verso shall be aligned (even for a reel of non pre-cut
paper) the track length is adjusted to a multiple of the page length.

In case of broken-inch application


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The track length shall be adjusted to a multiple of the page length leading to an entire number
of half inches, because of the top of page alignment and the caroll sprocket pitch of 1/2 inch.
Example: 8" 1/3 pages

1/4"

8 1/3

TOP

TOP
0.42" (= 8.75 - 8.33)

8 1/3
TOP
0.09" (= 16.75 - 16.66)

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7.

Duplex jobs (S.E.D. or T.E.D.)

7.1

INTRODUCTION
This document is a programmers advertisement to build duplex jobs which will be printed on the
S.E.D. or T.E.D. printer.
PRINCIPLE
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A mark is printed on the recto side at the beginning of the job in order to synchronize the verso
printing.

Synchro marks can be printed by the application package to ensure the proper synchronization
all along the job to be printed.

7.2

PAGES LAYOUT

7.2.1.

Pages layout on the physical sheet


The page layout on the paper depends of the characteristics of the post processing unit: Refer
to paragraph 7.2.2.
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On cut sheet post processing

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The pages has always the same anchorage point on the sheet. They can be 0 or 180
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On continuous paper
The pages are referenced (by group of 4 pages) on a "fold" of the paper.

TOP
TOP
PAGE 4

PAGE 3
PAGE 1

PAGE 2

TOP

TOP

7.2.2.

Pages lay-out
Defines the rotation of the verso page compared to the recto one, the anchorage point of the pages,
and the number of pages per sheet.
Recto / Verso rotation
This operation depends upon:
The mechanical reversing, parallel to the paper path on printer SED.
The side where are located the binding margins:
Binding margins parallel or perpendicular to the paper path.

SED
Mech. reversing

// au dfilement

Binding margins

// to paper path

Rotation

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Page sorting
The controller receives pages, the odd ones are considered as recto ones, the even ones being
considered as verso ones.
The parity of the page number shall be guaranteed by the application program, the controller
making no 2's complement of the page number.
Pages sorting is tied to 2 parameters:
Reversing
Folding mode
These 2 parameters are related to the post processing device and shall be configured at the
installation time.
Reversing is a function of:
Reversing before stacking with cutted sheets
First fold direction with a folder.
Folder mode is a function of the paper cutting before stacking (cutted sheets) or after stacking
(folder mode).
Reversing

No

Yes

Cutted sheets

Yes

No

Yes

No

First pass printing

R1,R2,R3,R4

R1,V2,R3,V4

V1,V2,V3,V4

V1,R2,V3,R4

Second pass printing

V1,V2,V3,V4

V1,R2,V3,R4

R1,R2,R3,R4

R1,V2,R3,V4

Without reversing
V5
R5

With reversing
R5
V5

V4
R4

R4
V4

V3
R3

R3
V3

V2
R2

R2
V2

V1
R1

R1
V1
Cutted sheets

With reversing

Without reversing
V4

V4

R4
V3
R3
V2

V3

R3
V2
R2
V1

R2
V1
R1

R1

Folder

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7.3

SYNCHRONIZATION MARKS IN S.E.D.


This paragraph describes only the synchronization done with marks, for the synchronization done
with barcode, refer to the documentation of recto/verso control.

7.3.1.

Principle
Printing control marks on the recto side (front) and verso side (back).
These marks are detected (read) by 2 sensors installed on the extraction area of the verso printer
(slave printer): one sensor to read the marks on the recto page, the other sensor to read the marks
on the verso page.livr avecThese sensors, in an independent way, are adjusted in a paper feed
perpendicular direction.
They are physically installed on the front and the back of the printer extraction with a shift of 1 inch in
the paper feed direction.
The printing marks must be positioned on the paper in order that the 2 sensors trigger off
simultaneously.
A vertical shift equal to the mechanical shift of the 2 sensors (1 inch) must be kept between the recto
and verso marks for every marked sheet.
A recto/verso synchronization error will be detected if only one of the 2 sensor triggers off.
The vertical position of each mark must be different from a paper sheet to another one in order to
detect the loss or the duplication of a recto or a verso page (always with a vertical shift of 1 inch
between the recto mark and the verso mark of every marked sheet).
For this reason, the marks must be enough moved in a vertical marking window to avoid a overlap of
the sensors signals in case of loss or duplication of a recto or verso page (in practice, the minimum
value of the increment must be 1.5 inch).
The synchronization error is not checked for the first 72 inch of paper after the job starts. This is to
prevent from banner false detection.
NOTES: - This mechanism does not allow to detect a complete paper sheet loss. The goal is to
detect a de-synchronization of the recto page related to the verso page caused by the loss
or the duplication of a recto page or a verso page.
- There is no vertical area window defined for the control marks reading. So a vertical
band (parallel to the paper feed) without any printing is required to place the control
marks.
There are 2 control levels:
-

Total control ( from the server to the printer)


In this case, the control marks are generated by the application.
On the printer, the only operation to perform is to enable the control marks and place
horizontally the recto and verso sensors related to the marks position on the paper.

Partial control ( printer only)


No printing marks generated by the application. The control marks will be generated by the
printer controller. The parameters concerning the printing and the control of the marks are
defined by the user with the printer display.
In this case, only the components coming after the printing mark process are controlled:
the R.I.P.
the bitmaps extraction
the printer mechanism

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7.3.2.

Partial control (printer only)


The creation and the control of the marks are fully managed by the printer.
The printer parameters and the different "traps" to avoid are described hereafter.

7.3.2.1.Definition of the mark parameters

Left edge
Position
Printed heads: 18.45 inches

Minimum
Vertical
Position

1st head
Origin point: "0 paper"

Left edge of the paper


Maximum
Vertical
Position
Printed mark
area

Mark
Height

Horizontal Position
(recto and verso)

Mark width

The parameters defined above are accessible by using the printer operator panel:
Parameter F8
Others (2) F7
Marks F7
NOTE:

Except the 2 parameters "Mark height" and "Mark width", the maximum/minimum values
of the parameters are depending of other parameters values. These values are
automatically re-calculated each time there is a modification. These values are displayed
if the limit visibility is enable (screen Measure).

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7.3.2.2.Mark dimensions
Mark height:
Maxi: 0.5 inch (2300 dots in 600 dpi ; 150 dots in 300 dpi)
Mini: 0.167 inch (100 dots in 600 dpi ; 50 dots in 300 dpi)
Mark width:
Maxi: 0.333 inch (200 dots in 600 dpi ; 100 dots in 300 dpi)
Mini: 0.125 inch (75 dots in 600 dpi ; 38 dots in 300 dpi)
NOTE:

The values which are displayed are depending of the chosen unit.
In the screen 'Units', there is no specific choice for the height and the width of the mark. It
is the unit chosen for the height and the width of the paper which is applied for the height
and the width of the mark.

7.3.2.3.Recto et Verso horizontal position


-

Maxi: 18 inch - mark width


Mini: (-1) inch

The recto and verso printers may be configured with different "Horizontal position" values (in the
paper feed perpendicular orientation, the 2 sensors may be adjusted independently one of the
other)
In duplex mode, in the perpendicular paper feed direction, the origin point of the printing is the "0
paper" point.
The logical page and the mark are anchored related to this point.
In another hand, the horizontal adjustment (defined in the F7 adjustment screen) has an effect only
for the logical page. The mark position is not modified by the horizontal adjustment.
Independently of the horizontal adjustment, the mark keeps the position defined by the parameter
'Recto horizontal position' of the recto printer and by the parameter 'Verso horizontal position' of the
verso printer. It is possible to adjust the horizontal position of the printing without having to modify
the position of the recto verso marks sensors.
A negative value (minimum (-1) inch) allows to move the mark in the tractors holes. (A minimum of (1/2) inch is enough).
This possibility is interesting only if the write heads are located in front of this area, it means in the
case where the width sheet is less or equal to 18 inches.
There is no particular trap if the write heads cover the whole width of the paper (including the tractors holes). Whatever the size and the location of the marks and the logical page, there are heads in
front of.
On the other hand, as soon as the sheet width is greater than the heads width, it is mandatory to
place the mark inside the area covered by the heads.
Of course it is not possible to place the mark beyond the 18th write head (the maximum value for the
"Horizontal position" is equal to (18 inches - mark width)), but it is possible to place the mark before
the first head (minimum value for the "Horizontal position" = (-1) inch related to the 0 paper).

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Example with 520mm paper width:


Logical page width = 18 inches with anchor point at 0.
Horizontal mark position = 0 (means at the left of the first head)
Horizontal adjustment of the printing = 0

Left edge
Position
Origin
0 papier
Printed heads: 18.45 inches

Mark

Logical page = 18 inches

1/2 inch
The hatched area located between the origin point and the first head does not appear.
The width of the lost data is equal to (left edge position - 1/2 inch)
NOTE:

the parameter "Left Side Position" appears in the operator panel in the screen "Measure".
Usually, on a 600 dpi printer, with 520 mm paper width, the value of this parameter is
around -600 dots.

On a 600 dpi printer, in the above example, (600 dots - 1/2 inch) = 300 dots of data (in the
left) and the mark are lost.

To see these 300 first dots, the horizontal adjustment must be moved at -300 dots.

On the other hand, as the position of the mark does not move with the horizontal adjustment, the
mark stays anchored to the 0 origin paper point.

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Minimum value for the parameters "Horizontal Position":


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Recto Horizontal Position" = |Left edge position Recto printer| - 1/2 inch
Verso Horizontal Position" = |Left edge position Verso printer| - 1/2 inch

NOTE:

the parameter Left Side Position" is visible in the operator panel in the screen "Measure":
- Parameter F8
- Measure F9
If this rule is not followed-up, the mark will not be visible and the data may be lost in the
right of the printing.

NOTE:

The following formula gives the width of the data lost in the right area of the printing:
[(|Left Edge Position|) - (1/2 inch) - (Horizontal position of the mark)] - (18 inches - Initial
Logical Page Width)

Remark: When it is not possible to devote a full column of the A4 print area to marks, it is possible
to print the marks at the edge of the caroll margin.
It is even possible to print the marks at the external edge of the paper, with a risk of toner
pollution due to the tractors edge and a risk of poor print quality of the mark, leading to
false detection, due to paper irregularities at the pin holes that prevent a correct transfer of
the toner.

bad transfer area

paper

pin holes

It is not advised to print the marks between the holes because in this case, there is a risk
of false detection due to irregularities in the holes edges.
In the case of having one (or both) mark located in the sprocket holes area, it is necessary
to have the other in the neighborhood.

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7.3.2.4.Vertical Position
Minimum Vertical Position:
Maximum: Maximum vertical position - 1 inch
Minimum: 0.5 inch
Maximum Vertical Position:
Maximum: Sheet Height - 0.5 inch - Mark Height
Minimum: Minimum Vertical Position + 1 inch
The result of the operation [(Maximum Vertical Position) - (Minimum Vertical Position)] defines the
vertical windows for the mark.
The Maximum and Minimum Vertical Positions are the same for the 2 printers recto and verso. But
in fact, the 2 marks recto and verso are 1 inch vertically shifted in order to take into account the vertical mechanical shift of 1 inch between the 2 sensors recto and verso (the mark of the verso printer
is coming 1 inch late related to the paper path compared to the recto printer)..

Verso sensor
1 inch

Paper feed

Verso side
Recto side

Recto sensor
The first mark is printed at the "Minimum Vertical Position" on the recto printer, and printed at the
"Minimum Vertical Position" + 1 inch on the verso printer. Then, these values are increased of 1.5
inch for each new marked sheet, as long as the "Maximum Vertical Position" is not reached or
exceeded on the verso printer (it's the verso printer which will reach first the Maximum Vertical Position). As soon as this is the case, there is again a loop on the initial positions.
In the vertical direction (paper path direction), the position of the mark is influenced by the printing
adjustment values (the mark is included in the bitmap, and the vertical adjustment is done by the
extraction hardware).
If the verso and the recto sides are shifted by using the "vertical adjustment", the shift value of 1 inch
between the recto side and the verso marks may increase or decrease.
The recto/verso mechanism will be operational only if the verso signal arrives during the verso signal.
The triggering order is not important (recto sensor first or verso first), but the second signal must be
generated before the first one disappears.
The "AND" of the 2 signals is realized by the hardware (SYPAL board). It is theoretically enough if
the verso signal arrives one dot before end of recto signal (around 50 microseconds per dot at 60m/
min.). But the mechanical tolerance related to the position of the 2 sensors must be taken into
account.
The vertical gap between the recto side and the verso side must be lower than the mark height to
respect to the above condition. Otherwise, there will be a wrong synchronization error detection.

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Warning
-

The vertical adjustment may be done at + or - 250 dots at 600 dpi (+ or - 125 dots at 300 dpi)
on each recto and verso side. As a result we may have a gap of 500 dots between the recto
side and the verso side.

The height of the mark may be adjusted between 100 and 300 dots at 600 dpi (between 50 and
150 dots at 300 dpi).
The minimum height of the mark being less than the maximum recto verso relative shift, a
systematic recto/verso detection synchronization error may occur.

NOTE:

In practice, this problem does not occur, because the vertical adjustment must be used to
correct the adjustment errors of the paper on the both recto and verso printers, and not to
correct a vertical position error of the application. The adjustment of the recto/verso
position using the vertical adjustment is normally small.

Example 1:
recto/verso relative adjustment = 0

Recto sensor

Verso sensor
The shift of 1 inch between the 2 marks is compensated by the mechanical shift between the 2
sensors. So, the 2 signals are generated at the same time.
Note: In practice, the mechanical tolerance of the sensors position may caused a very small
shift.
-> Condition for a good functioning
Example 2:
Recto Adjustment = + 150 dots
Verso Adjustment = - 150 dots
Mark Height = 0.5 inch

Verso sensor

Recto sensor
The verso sensor is activated first.
The mechanical tolerance of the sensors position may be the cause of a small overlap of the
signals (or on the contrary a gap between the 2 signals).
-> Condition of random functioning

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Example 3:
Recto Adjustment = - 150 dots
Verso Adjustment = + 150 dots
Mark Height = 0.5 inch

Recto sensor

Verso sensor
Same situation as the previous example except that the triggering order of the sensors is
inverted. Here, it is the recto sensor which is activated first.
The mechanical tolerance of the sensors position may be the cause of a small overlap of the
signals (or on the contrary a gap between the 2 signals).
-> Condition de fonctionnement alatoire
Example 4:
Recto Adjustment = - 185 dots
Verso Adjustment = + 150 dots
Mark Height = 0.5 inch

Recto sensor

Verso sensor
The recto sensor is activated first.
There is a gap of 35 dots (relative recto/verso signal shift - Mark Height), corresponding at
around1.5 ms at 60 m/min.
-> Systematic error

7.3.2.5.Algorithm
Allows to define the sheets marking algorithm: marks printed every 2 sheets,
marks printed every 3 sheets,
... etc...
Possible choices: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/5, 1/7, 1/11, 1/13, 1/17, 1/19 and WITHOUT
The value WITHOUT" allows to disable of the marks.

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7.3.2.6.Control
Possible choices: With Control or Without Control
NOTE:

7.3.3.

The enabling of the marking and the control are independent to allow the mechanical
sensors adjustment during the printing of the first sheets of the job without being disturbed
by 'synchro default' incidents. When the adjustment is done, stop the printer (F3), enable
the control (F8 / F7 [2] / F7 / Control: With Control) and start (F2).

Total control (server + printer chain)


Here, the marks are generated in the application. So, on the printer, the marking must be disabled
(Algorithm = WITHOUT).
The mark is included in the data of the page, so this mark has the same printing rules than the data;
particularly, the horizontal position will move with the printer adjustment (F7).
-> a horizontal adjustment involves to re-adjust mechanically the sensors position.
In the other hand, if we refer to the chapter 7.3.2.3. (Example with paper width of 520 mm), the
horizontal adjustment done to position the printing in front of the heads is not followed by a data loss
in the right area (the mark moving with the data does not increase the page width beyond 18
inches).
Except this point, all the whole explanation described in the chapter 7.3.2. concerning the mark
characteristics and the positioning may be applied.

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