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Unloading the Stacker

Do this task when you need to remove printed forms from the stacker or when you see the following message:

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Some controls you need to use to accomplish this task are available only on the stacker control panel, and some are available on the Display/Touch Screen window.

  1. If you need to stop the printer, SELECT the Stop push-button on the Display/Touch Screen window.
  2. If you need to remove all the current forms from the forms path, separate the forms at a perforation below the transfer station. Ensure that the end-of-forms sensors are uncovered. Open the static brush so the forms fall back into the box or input area.
  3. If you need to move forms to the stacker, SELECT the NPRO push-button on the Display/Touch Screen window.
    This is an image that illustrates the stacker control panel
  4. On the stacker control panel, press the stacker table Down switch and wait for the stacker table to stop moving.
    This is an image that illustrates the stacker gate
  5. Open the stacker gate (1).
  6. If you did not do an NPRO, leave four to five pages of blank forms attached to the end of the job. This ensures correct folding when you resume printing.
    This is an image that illustrates the caution against heavy paper stack
    Operator Tips on Removing Forms From The Stacker

    Do not attempt to remove a full stack from the stacker.

    • Limit the maximum weight of the stack by breaking the output into small stacks (start with 150 mm (6 in.) high) by separating the forms at convenient perforations.
    • Use a ruler, knife, or letter opener to break hard-to-reach perforations when you separate forms.
    • Follow these guidelines when you lift forms out of the stacker:
      1. Ensure that you can stand safely without slipping.
      2. Try to keep your back straight and balance the weight of the forms between your feet.
      3. Use a slow lifting force. Never move suddenly or twist when you attempt to lift.
      4. Lift by standing or by pushing up with your leg muscles. This action removes the strain from the muscles in your back.
  7. Remove the output from the stacker.
  8. On the stacker control panel, press the stacker table UP switch.
  9. Close the stacker gate.
  10. To continue, SELECT the Ready push-button on the Display/Touch Screen window.
Note on Adjusting the Height of the Output Stack

You can adjust the stacker table to limit the output stack height and weight. Raising the stacker table lessens the height and weight of the stack, but causes the STACKER FULL message to appear more frequently. To adjust the stacker table height, see Adjusting the Stacker Table Height.