Special marks

Special marks are marks that are printed on the form for verification purposes, alignment, or postprocessing. The special marks that you can select to print are side verify marks, registration marks for tractorless printing, and registration marks for top of form. You can also create your own special marks using the Special Marks panel.

This section describes the following procedures for printing special marks on selected printers.

Note:
After changing special marks values, you can restore the previous values using the restore configuration function to restore from the USB flash memory device. Special marks are not saved to Snapshots.

Figure 78 shows the adjustments you can make to the size and placement of side verify marks relative to the front and back of printer. Use the Edit window for each selected mark to make adjustments.

Figure 78. Size and placement of side verify marks
size and placement of side verify marks

  1. Mark Distance From the Top of Form specifies the placement of the mark in the paper-feed direction, relative to the top of the form (the distance from the top edge of the form to the top edge of the mark).
  2. Mark Width specifies the width of the mark. (This field is available to service personnel only.)
  3. Offset specifies the placement of the mark in the across paper-feed direction, relative to the front (outside) edge of the form.
  4. Page Number Location specifies the location of the page number (before or after the side verify mark). This prints the same page number on the front and back side of the page for use in page verification. The page number can be specified for either or both printers.
Note:
Figure 78 shows side verify marks on tractored paper. The marks are in the same location on tractorless paper.

Figure 79 shows the adjustments you can make to the size and placement of registration marks relative to the front and back of the printer. Use the Edit window for each selected mark to make adjustments.

Figure 79. Size and placement of registration marks
size and placement of special marks

  1. Alignment value set to Towards Back of Printer positions the mark at the back edge of the form (the back edge of the mark is aligned with the back edge of the form). Use the Offset field to adjust the alignment from this starting position.
  2. Alignment value set to Centered positions the mark in the center of the form (the center of the mark is aligned with the center of the form). Use the Offset field to adjust the alignment from this starting position.
  3. Alignment value set to Towards Front of Printer positions the mark at the front edge of the form (the front edge of the mark is aligned with the front edge of the form). Use the Offset field to adjust the alignment from this starting position.
  4. Mark Distance From the Top of Form specifies the placement of the mark in the paper-feed direction, relative to the top of the form (the distance from the top edge of the form to the top edge of the mark).
  5. Mark Height specifies the height of the mark.
  6. Mark Width specifies the width of the mark.
  7. Offset specifies the placement of the mark in the across paper-feed direction, relative to the alignment starting position specified in Alignment.
    Note:
    When printing on tractorless forms, the registration mark must be positioned so that it can be read by the toner mark/side verify sensor. For this reason, you should specify a value for Offset that will restrict the placement of the mark to ensure that it will be read by the sensor.
Note:
Figure 79 shows registration marks on tractored paper. The marks are in the same location on tractorless paper.