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At the printer forms input area

  1. Open the center front and center top covers of the printer.

    Use steps 2 through 8 only if you are loading fan-fold forms. If you are loading roll-feed forms, go to step 9.

  2. Open a box of forms.
  3. Put the forms on the floor of the forms input area. The print surface of the forms must be toward your right (as you face the printer) as you lift forms from the stack.
    Note:
    If you plan to leave the forms in the box, do the following:
    • Ensure that the box does not interfere with form movement.
    • Ensure that the box does not block any sensors in the forms input area. If you see the red light of the sensor reflecting on the box, take the forms out of the box, or cut down the sides of the box so that it is no longer blocking the sensors.
    Generally, it is best to take the forms out of the box near the printer, and then slide them into position in the forms input area. Leaving forms in the box can also cause excess tension on the forms. This can cause tractor jams.
  4. Position the form stack so that the forms do not twist or tear when they travel around the input guide and the splicing table.
  5. Move the form stack forward until the front edge lines up with the lip on the forms tray.
    Note:
    STACKER JAM 161 appears if you do not do the following three steps correctly. Loading forms with the wrong first fold direction causes the forms to fold opposite their natural fold direction in the stacker.
  6. If the form weight is more than 106 g/m2 (28 lb): Ensure that the first fold perforation is a down fold. If necessary, tear off and discard the first form. Go to step 8.
  7. If the form weight is 106 g/m2 (28 lb) or less:
    1. Ensure that the first fold perforation is an up fold. If necessary, tear off and discard the first form.
    2. You must fold the first form so that it is under the second form.
    Note:
    To prevent jams:
    • Ensure that there is not a downward curl of the first form to be loaded. If so, roll the form in the opposite direction to remove the curl.
    • Ensure that the folded or leading edge is not wrinkled or torn.
    • If necessary, turn the box of forms around (180°) and reload the forms.
  8. Ensure that the fold between the transfer station lower tractors and the static discharge brush is a down fold. If you are using the Infoprint 4100, there is no static discharge brush.
  9. Ensure that the transfer station is closed and latched.
  10. If you are loading a form with a different width, use the Tractor Control Knob to adjust the tractors close to the correct width. Use the scale just to the left of the tractor covers.
  11. Bring the forms up from the input stack, over the forms guide, under the static brush, and across the splicing table.
  12. Open the covers of the transfer station lower tractors.
  13. Locate the red line on the lower tractors. If you are using tractored paper, continue to the next step. If you are using tractorless paper, go to step 19.
  14. Place the forms on the tractor pins so that the form edge is as close as possible to the red line without covering it.
  15. If necessary, use the Tractor Control Knob to adjust the distance between the front and rear tractors:

    When the tractors are adjusted correctly, a sheet of forms should drop easily onto the tractor pins and lay flat. The pins should be centered in the tractor holes, without binding.

  16. Ensure that the forms are aligned correctly on the tractor pins. The first tractor hole on the front edge of the form should be on the tractor pin directly across from the pin holding the first tractor hole on the rear edge of the form.
  17. Check the position of the tractor pins in the tractor holes. If the tractor pins are pulling toward the outer edges of the form, and if you can see space between the pins and the inner edge of the tractor holes, the tractors are too far apart.
  18. Check the position of the form suspended between the tractors. If the middle of the form is slack, the tractors are too close together. Continue to step 22.
  19. If you are using tractorless paper, adjust the tractorless feeding unit (drive roller, pressure roller, and vacuum belt unit slots (1)) to the same position according to the following:
  20. Adjust all tractor units. To adjust a unit, press the blue button (5) while grasping the unit and slide it to the outermost position.
    Note:
    Make sure the tractor slot (2) is in the tractorless feed mode (3). Position (4) is tractor feed mode .
  21. Ensure that the forms are aligned correctly.
  22. Close the lower tractor covers.
  23. Continue to At the touchscreen.