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Forms Are Not Loaded In Printer 2

These procedures assume that:

This is an image that illustrates how to thread without printing when forms are not loaded in printer 2
  1. SELECT the No or Yes option within the Print While Threading? field.
  2. SELECT the Start push-button.
  3. SELECT the Feed Forms push-button on the Thread/Align Forms window or press the Feed key on the Printer 1 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 is 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 Printer 1.

      The fixed length is based on the "Form Feed Length" configuration item 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 "Form Feed Length" without exceeding it.

  4. If you choose No to Print While Threading - go to step 5.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.
  5. Continue SELECTING the Feed Forms push-button on the window for Printer 1 until selecting does not advance the forms any further.

    Enough forms should have moved through Printer 1 to manually thread the Buffer/Flipper Unit (see Threading the Buffer/Flipper Unit for details). Advance the forms under Printer 2 into the input area of Printer 2 and load Printer 2.

    The Feed Forms push-button on the window becomes inoperable when a multiple of the current loaded Form Name page length that is closest to but not exceeding the length in the "Length of Forms Between transfer Points" configuration item shown on the Configure Printer window under the Configure pull-down menu has moved through Printer 1.

    When the Feed Forms push-button is inoperable and additional length is needed to supply enough forms to thread Printer 2, SELECT the Printer 1 Feed Page push-button on the window.

    If you choose No to Print While Threading - go to step 7.
  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 Feed Forms window push-button becomes inoperable before the "Length of Forms Between Transfer Points" is achieved, 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. Once enough forms have moved through Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit and created a buffer big enough between the Buffer/Flipper Unit and Printer 2 to allow you to thread Printer 2, do the following:
    1. Remove power from the Urge Unit in the Forms Input area of Printer 2. The Urge Unit cannot be threaded with the roller moving.
    2. Thread forms through the Urge Unit.
    3. Restore power to the Urge Unit.
  8. Follow the steps in the Loading Forms (Duplex Mode) to thread Printer 2.
  9. Visually verify that the alignment mark printed on Printer 1 is aligned to the appropriate form length mark on the input station 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 you need to increase the buffer loop, 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, and then SELECT the Cancel push-button on the window.

    You must now restart this Thread/Align Forms procedure.

  10. 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 following duplex customer print jobs are printed with incorrect alignment between the front and back of the pages.

  11. If a postprocessing device is installed and not threaded, SELECT the Feed Forms push-button on the window 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.

  12. SELECT the Completed push-button on the window that removes this window.

    This completes this type of Thread/Align Forms procedure.

  13. SELECT the Ready push-button on the main Display/Touch Screen window to begin printing.