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Forms are not loaded in Printer 2

These procedures assume that:

  1. If there is not enough slack to load forms through both printers, select the appropriate Feed Page key on the Align Forms panel or on the printer operator panel, to advance enough forms through Printer 1 to load Printer 2.
  2. Select Forms -> Align Forms.
  3. Select Printer 1 Aligned on the Align Forms panel after you have visually verified that the forms are aligned. This makes Align Printer 2 active.
  4. Select Align Printer 2.
    1. This prints an alignment mark on a page in Printer 1, which is 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.

      Note:
      When forms are longer than 14" in size, the printer prints a dashed line with 14" next to it. Line this mark up with the 14" mark on the ruler in Printer 2. Otherwise, the alignment line would not reach the ruler.
    2. This feeds a fixed length of forms through Printer 1.

      It is a multiple of the current loaded Snapshot page length that is closest to the "Printer 1 to Printer 2 Distance" without exceeding it.

  5. When enough forms have moved through Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit and created a buffer big enough to allow you to auto load Printer 2, do the following:
    1. Remove power from the Urge Unit 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.
  6. To auto load Printer 2, do the following procedures:
  7. Visually verify that the alignment mark printed on Printer 1 is aligned to the correct 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 are enough forms between Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit. If you need to increase the buffer loop, change the "Printer 1 to Printer 2 Distance" printer configuration item. See the item in the "Printer Definition Items" table in the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information.
    2. If the Printer 1 alignment mark is short of the appropriate forms length scale mark in Printer 2, select the appropriate Feed Page key on the Align Forms panel or on the printer operator panel, pressing 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, add some more buffer loop between Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit by selecting the appropriate Feed Page key several times. Then select Cancel on the panel. You must now restart this Align Forms procedure.
  8. After you have visually verified that the Printer 1 alignment mark is aligned correctly on Printer 2, select OK at the verification panel. This informs the control unit that the alignment is complete.
    Note:
    If your visual verification of alignment is incorrect, printing will not be allowed to occur.
  9. If a postprocessing device is installed and not threaded, select Advance Paper (NPRO), or select the appropriate Feed Page key on the Align Forms panel or on either printer operator panel, as many times as necessary to advance the forms enough to thread the postprocessing device.
  10. Select Close to close the panel.

    This completes this type of Align forms procedure.

  11. Select Start on the printer operator panel or on the Main touchscreen panel to begin printing.
    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.