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Checking forms alignment

Do this task when you see a CHECK FORMS ALIGNMENT message or whenever you load, splice, or adjust forms.

To check forms alignment, do the following:

  1. At the lower transfer station tractors, ensure that the forms perforation is aligned with the correct forms length.
  2. If the forms perforation is not aligned correctly, do the following:
    1. Hold the tension arm down so that it stays aligned with the blue mark on the guide notch while you do the following steps. Otherwise, the 079A CHECK TENSION ARM message appears when you turn on the forms path vacuum, and you must do the Check Tension Arm procedure.
    2. Turn off the forms path vacuum by pressing the Vacuum Push Button in the input area of the affected printer. The Vacuum-Off Warning Indicator flashes and then stays lit.
    3. Use the Forms Feed keys on the printer control panel to adjust the position of the perforation.
    4. Turn on the forms path vacuum by pressing the Vacuum Push Button. The Vacuum-Off Warning Indicator flashes and then stays off.
    5. Raise the tension arm until you see the alignment mark in the guide notch (see Checking the tension arm for details).
  3. If you are using the stacker, ensure that the Forms Set indicator on the printer control panel is set to match the fold direction of the fold perforation on the lower transfer station tractors.
  4. If you are doing this procedure as a step in an intervention procedure, continue with the steps in that procedure.
  5. If you are doing this when you load, splice, or adjust forms, select Start on the printer operator panel or on the Main touchscreen panel for the affected printer.
    CAUTION:
    <85>For printers with microcode levels, version 11.6.128 and higher, both printers and attached pre and postprocessing equipment can be started from the main panel of the printer console and the printer operator panels. Visually assure that no other personnel are working on the system before starting the system.