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Forms are broken between the printers

A jam occurring between Printer 1 and Printer 2 normally causes the forms to tear and separate. Printer 1 continues to print and dump forms out on the floor between Printer 1 and Printer 2. Printer 2 feeds forms and prints until an 078A END OF FORMS message appears on Printer 2. At that time, both printers stop feeding forms.

The following procedure gives you a method of splicing the separated forms back together between Printer 1 and Printer 2 so that rethreading of Printer 2 and a postprocessing device (if installed) is not required.

These procedures assume that:

  1. If no forms were damaged by the separation and there is sufficient slack in the forms, splice the forms together at the Printer 2 splicing table. See Splicing forms on the Infoprint 4000 for details.

    Go to step 4.

  2. If forms were damaged by the separation and must be removed or there is not enough slack to splice the forms together, select the appropriate Feed Page key on the Align Forms panel or on the printer operator panel, to advance the forms through Printer 1 enough to splice the forms at the Splicing Table of Printer 2.
  3. Select Forms->Align Forms.
  4. Select Printer 1 Aligned on the Align Forms panel after you have visually verified the forms are aligned. Then select Align Printer 2 or press the appropriate Feed Page key on the Printer 1 operator panel. This restarts the procedure.
    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 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" length without exceeding it.

  5. 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 Configuration Items" table in the Planning and Configuration Guide for more information.
    2. If the Printer 1 alignment mark is short of the correct forms length scale mark in Printer 2, select the appropriate Feed Page key on the Align Forms panel or on the printer operator panel, 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 more buffer loop between Printer 1 and the Buffer/Flipper Unit by selecting the appropriate Feed Page key on the Align Forms panel or on the printer operator panel several times. You must now restart this Align Forms procedure.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Select OK to close the panel.

    This completes this type of Align Forms procedure.

  9. Select Start on the Main touchscreen panel or on either printer operator panel to resume 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.