Setting printer registration

If you are printing a job that requires different registration for duplex and simplex jobs, select Advanced... on the Print Registration panel.

Procedure:

  1. Enter the correct values in the Paper Feed Direction and Across Paper Feed Direction columns for the following fields:
    Simplex Side
    Adjusts the settings for a simplex job.
    Duplex Side Long-edge Binding Front Side
    Adjusts the settings for Side 1 of a duplex job.
    Duplex Side Long-edge Binding Back Side
    Adjusts the settings for Side 2 of a duplex job.
    Duplex Short-edge Binding Front Side
    Adjusts the settings for Side 1 of a tumble duplex job.
    Duplex Short-edge Binding Back Side
    Adjusts the settings for Side 2 of a tumble duplex job.
  2. Select OK.
    Note:
    1. You may get a warning message about inconsistent registration values. Read the message carefully and follow the instructions to adjust the appropriate print position.
    2. The Front Sheet Sequence printer configuration value informs you which side of the duplex form is printed on each printer in the system. This value is set in the Printer - Basic panel (Printer Definition -> Printer -> Basic).
  3. Select the arrows or type in numbers to change the print position. Values can be entered in PELs, inches, or millimeters.
    Note:
    1. Remember that you are not moving the physical forms. You are moving the image on the paper.
    2. Be aware that the printed output can be rotated when it is printed.
    3. The values vary depending on the printhead resolution (PEL) selected for the printer. This value is set in the PDL - IPDS panel (Printer Definition -> Printer -> PDL -> IPDS).
  4. To print a few pages of the current job with the current registration values, do the following from the touch panel:
    Note:
    This step and the remainder of the procedure can only be accomplished if a queued print job is available.
    1. Enter a value for X in Print X Pages, where X specifies the number of pages you want to print.
    2. Select Print. The printer uses the print registration values currently displayed on the Print Registration panel.
      Note:
      You must wait while the printer receives the job from the host.
    3. Look at the pages just printed (located above the transfer station) to determine how much to adjust the print position, if at all.
  5. Select OK to return to the Main touch panel.
  6. Select Start on the printer operator panel or on the Main touch panel to begin printing.
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    Note:
    1. After the printer has run for a few seconds, select Stop. Then look at the output to ensure that the print position is still correct. Sometimes the print position changes slightly when forms are moving at full speed.
    2. Most applications generate a few sample pages at the beginning of each job so that you can adjust the forms without losing any output. If you need more sample pages to test, ask the host system console operator to restart the job.