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Forms Are Loaded Through Both Printers

These procedures assume that:

This is an image that illustrates how to thread without printing when forms are loaded through both printers
  1. SELECT the No or Yes option within the Print While Threading? field.
  2. SELECT the Start push-button.
  3. SELECT the Forms are Connected push-button.
  4. SELECT the Feed to Align push-button on the Thread/Align Forms window or press the Feed key on either the Printer 1 or Printer 2 operator panel.
    1. This prints an alignment mark on a page in Printer 1, designated as an alignment page.

      If you are using perforated forms, the alignment mark are printed on the leading perforation of the page.

      A one-bar or two-bar pattern is also printed on the alignment page to show whether Side 1 or Side 2 of the form is being printed on Printer 1.

    2. This feeds a fixed length of forms through both Printer 1 and Printer 2.

      The fixed length is based on the "Length of Forms Between Transfer Points" configuration item length shown on the Configure Printer window under the Configure pull-down menu, and is a multiple of the current loaded Form Name page length that is closest to the "Length of Forms Between Transfer Points" length without exceeding it.

  5. If you choose No to Print While Threading - go to step 8.If you choose Yes to Print While Threading - Pages for the queued job are printed on Printer 1 starting on the page following the alignment page. Printer 2 processes blank pages.
  6. If the queued job is too short to print all pages on Printer 1 for the complete "Length of Forms Between Transfer Points", the printing process ceases, the printers stop forward movement of the forms, and a message appears in the non-selectable Information field on the window informing you that there is No Data to Print.

    In this case you may either:

  7. When the queued and requested print jobs have satisfied the fixed length forward forms movement, go to step 8.
  8. Visually verify that the alignment mark printed on Printer 1 is aligned to the appropriate form length mark on the input station alignment scale on Printer 2.
    1. If the alignment mark is aligned at Printer 2, check to see if there is a sufficient buffer loop of forms between Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit. If the buffer loop needs to be increased, change the "Length of Forms Between Transfer Points" printer configuration item. See the table item on page *** for more information.
    2. If the Printer 1 alignment mark is short of the appropriate forms length scale mark in Printer 2, SELECT the Printer 2 Feed Page push-button as many times as necessary until the Printer 1 alignment mark is aligned at Printer 2.
    3. If the Printer 1 alignment mark is past the forms length scale mark in Printer 2, first add some more buffer loop between Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit by SELECTING the Printer 1 Feed Page push-button several times several times, and then SELECT the Cancel push-button on the window.

      You must now restart this Thread/Align Forms procedure.

  9. After you have visually verified that the Printer 1 alignment mark is aligned correctly on Printer 2, SELECT the Mark is Aligned push-button on the window.

    At the Verification window, SELECT the OK push-button.

    This informs the control unit that the alignment is complete.

    Important

    If your visual verification of alignment is incorrect, all the following duplex print jobs are printed with incorrect alignment between the front and back of the pages.

  10. If a postprocessing device is installed and not threaded, SELECT the Feed Forms push-button on the window as many times as necessary to advance the forms sufficient distance to thread the postprocessing device.

    If you choose Yes to Print While Threading - Printer 2 prints Side 2 pages starting on the page following the alignment page during these forms forward movements. If the queued job is long enough, Printer 1 continues printing Side 1 pages.

  11. SELECT the Completed push-button on the window that closes this window.

    This completes this type of Thread/Align Forms procedure.

  12. SELECT the Ready push-button on the main Display/Touch Screen window.