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PALLADIO

User Guide

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Part Number 60+00009976-B Note to Users Agfa Corporation (also referred to as Agfa) reviews all customer documentation and software for accuracy before shipment. Occasionally, in spite of precautions, the product you receive may differ somewhat from the customer documentation shipped to you. Generally, if such variations are known to exist and to significantly affect operation, a release note accompanies the documentation or software. If you receive such a note, be sure to read it before using the product. Copyright 2001 by Agfa Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, or manual, without prior written permission from Agfa Corporation, 200 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887. Disclaimer This document was prepared by Customer Documentation, Agfa Corporation. Illustrations are meant to be representative of, but not duplicates of, actual equipment and software. Agfa shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions. Please report any errors to Customer Documentation, Agfa Corporation, 200 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887. AGFA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT OR THE PRODUCT DESCRIBED IN THIS DOCUMENT, ITS QUALITY, OR PERFORMANCE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Agfa reserves the right to revise this document and to change the contents without any obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes. Trademarks AGFA and the Agfa rhombus are registered trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Agfa is a registered trademark, and Palladio is a trademark of Agfa Corporation. PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Corporation. Other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and have been used in an editorial fashion with no intention of infringement.

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CANADIAN RADIO INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS STATEMENT This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. Le prsent appareil numerique nmet pas de bruits radiolectriques dpassant les limites applicables aux appareils numriques (de la class A) prescrites dans le Rglement sur le brouillage radiolectrique dict par le ministre des Communications du Canada.

Table of Contents

About Palladio................................................................................... viii

Chapter 1: Product Overview


Introduction ............................................................................... 11 System Functions ...................................................................... 12 Platesetter Features ............................................................ 12 Identifying System Components ............................................. 14 Operation Overview .................................................................. 16 Operator Control Panel (OCP) Overview................................. 17 Online Processor Functions ..................................................... 18 Safety Information.................................................................... 18 Introduction ........................................................................ 18 Laser Information ............................................................... 19 Laser Safety Instructions ................................................... 19 General Safety Instructions..............................................110 Shutting Down in an Emergency ....................................111 Sound Level....................................................................... 112 Safety and Compliance Labels........................................ 112

Chapter 2: Basic Operation


Introduction ............................................................................... 21 Powering On the Palladio......................................................... 22 Using the Operator Control Panel (OCP) ................................ 23

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Removing the Cassette Trolley ................................................ 23 Emptying the Interleaf Collection Box ................................... 27 Loading Plates into the Cassette ............................................. 29 Cassette ID Number ............................................................ 29 Loading the Plates ............................................................ 210 Aligning the Spring Assembly and the Horizontal Positioning Guide........................................................... 216 Docking the Cassette Trolley ................................................. 218 Executing Output .................................................................... 219 Executing a Manual Load ...................................................... 220 Powering Off the Palladio ...................................................... 222

Chapter 3: Using the OCP


Introduction ............................................................................... 31 Operator Control Panel Features ............................................. 31 Understanding the Display Window....................................... 33 Navigating Through the Operation Menu.............................. 34 Choosing and Storing Settings................................................ 35 Sending Commands to the Palladio........................................ 38 Online and Offline Modes ........................................................ 39 Online................................................................................... 39 Offline ................................................................................ 310 Menu Tiers Chart ......................................................................311

Chapter 4: Entering Settings


Introduction ............................................................................... 41 Setting the Date and Time ....................................................... 42
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Setting the Cassette Information............................................. 43 Dedicated Cassettes and Multiple-Use Cassettes ............ 43 Selecting the Cassette Number ......................................... 45 Selecting the Printing Press Number ............................... 46 Setting the Plate Size ......................................................... 48 Selecting the Plate Type Number ....................................410 Inputting the Remaining Number of Plates ...................411 Setting the Printing Press Information ................................ 414 Selecting the Printing Press Number ............................. 414 Selecting the Gripping Direction.................................... 415 Setting the Leading Gripper Margin .............................. 418 Setting the Trailing Gripper Edge Margin..................... 419 Setting the Punch............................................................. 420 Centering the Image......................................................... 423 Setting the Plate Type Information ...................................... 425 Setting the Laser Intensity .............................................. 426 Setting the Plate Type to Negative or Positive ............. 427 Setting the Exposure Conditions........................................... 428 Output Mode Selections................................................... 428 Load Settings .....................................................................431

Chapter 5: Exposure Tests


Introduction ............................................................................... 51 Making an Exposure Test......................................................... 51 Evaluating an Exposure Test ................................................... 54 Further Evaluation ............................................................. 56 Unloading the Plate .................................................................. 58

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Chapter 6: Preference Settings


Introduction ............................................................................... 61 Selecting Buzzer Operation...................................................... 61 Changing the SCSI-ID Number................................................ 62

Chapter 7: Maintenance
Introduction ............................................................................... 81 Removing Punch Chaff............................................................. 81 Cleaning the Dust Removal Roller .......................................... 85 Cleaning the Transfer Belts and Support Rollers .................. 86 Plate Supply Input Area .................................................... 86 Plate Supply Output Area.................................................. 87 Cleaning the Table..................................................................... 88 Cleaning the Discharge Roller ................................................. 89 Maintenance and Inspection Chart ......................................... 89

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Introduction ............................................................................... 81 Image and Plate Size Errors..................................................... 81 Parameter Value Invalid Error .......................................... 82 Material (Plate) Length and Width Errors ....................... 82 Image Size Error ................................................................. 83 Gripper Margin Error ......................................................... 84 Error Display and Error Reset .................................................. 85 Error Messages and Other Messages ....................................... 86 Plate Jam Correction............................................................... 812

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Plate Supply Unit Jam ..................................................... 813 Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table ................... 815 Plate Discharge Side Jam ................................................ 818 Interleaf Jam Correction......................................................... 820 Insertion Opening Interleaf Jam..................................... 820 Interleaf Jam in Intermediate Area ................................ 822 Interleaf Jam in Discharge Side...................................... 824 Processing Unexposed Data................................................... 826

Appendix: Specifications
Palladio Platesetter Specifications ..........................................A1

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About Palladio
The Palladio platesetter is a flatbed PostScript laser platesetter that uses violet laser diode technology to image violet-sensitive silver aluminum plates. Plates can be automatically or manually fed, and are output to an online processor.

Purpose of Manual
This user guide in PDF format provides a detailed description of the Palladio and its operation. It also provides maintenance and troubleshooting information. This guide contains the following chapters:
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Product Overview Basic Operation Using the OCP [Operator Control Panel] Entering Settings Exposure Tests Preference Settings Maintenance Troubleshooting

Audience
This manual is written for platesetter operators who are familiar with:
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Basic concepts of desktop publishing Operation of applications and hardware used with platesetters Operation of Apogee PrintDrive and/or the RIP used to drive the Palladio platesetter

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Additional Information Sources


For information on controlling the platesetter from your host computer, consult the user documentation for Apogee PrintDrive and/or the RIP you are using. For information about your processor, refer to the user documentation.

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Introduction
This chapter contains the following information about the Palladio platesetter:
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System Functions Identifying System Components Operation Overview Operator Control Panel Overview Online Processor Functions Safety Information Important note: Please read the Safety Information section in this chapter before you operate your Palladio platesetter.

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System Functions
The Palladio platesetter is one component in your imaging system. Imaging systems can include:
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Host computers running PostScript language applications Apogee PrintDrive and/or a raster image processor (RIP) that receives jobs from the host computer, assembles them, and sends them to the platesetter An online processor

Imaging systems that support Palladio platesetters can be made up of many different combinations of hardware and software. To use your platesetter most effectively, make sure you understand all the components of your unique system.

Platesetter Features
The Palladio platesetter is a flatbed PostScript laser platesetter that uses violet laser diode technology to image violet-sensitive silver aluminum plates. Plates can be automatically or manually fed, and are output to an online processor. The basic imaging specifications are:
Maximum Image Size 575 x 754 mm (22.638 x 29.685 inches) Dot quality assurance: 550 mm (21.653 inches) or less of primary scanning 1200 dpi, 2400 dpi, 3000 dpi 20 plates per hour at 1200 and 2400 dpi 15 plates per hour at 3000 dpi

Standard Resolution Productivity

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Palladio platesetter features include:


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An operator control panel (OCP) that displays status information and facilitates the input of settings and commands Flatbed table for imaging Reloadable plate supply cassettes Direct output to processor

One supply cassette and one trolley are provided with each platesetter. Additional cassettes and trolleys may be purchased separately. Plates are automatically moved from a nearly vertical cassette onto a horizontal exposure table. Vacuum is applied to keep the plate positioned. Optional punch units create registration holes and/or press notches. The table moves the plate into the laser area for exposure. The exposed plate exits the unit directly into an online processor.
Exposure unit Table

Processor Plate exiting cassette

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Identifying System Components


The following illustration highlights the major components of the Palladio platesetter.

PALLADIO PLATESETTER WITH PROCESSOR


Plate discharge unit top door (Door D) Connector for processor

PLATE DISCHARGE UNIT MAIN UNIT


Main unit top door (Door C)

SCSI connector Power input

PLATE SUPPLY UNIT


"Door B" refers to the plate supply unit, which can be disengaged from the main unit

Plate supply unit doors (Doors A) Plate supply unit maintenance cover PROCESSOR Plate outlet Operator control panel (OCP) Power switch

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PLATE SUPPLY UNIT


Plate supply unit Plate supply unit right door (Door A)

Plate supply unit lock lever Lock lever Trolley lock lever Hook Cassette shutter Plate supply unit left door (Door A)

CASSETTE AND TROLLEY

Handles

Shutter (open position)

Trolley lock lever

Horizontal positioning guide

Vertical positioning guide

Trolley unit Caster

Cassette

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Operation Overview
The following are functions you perform:
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Loading media into supply cassettes Docking and removing cassette trolleys Entering and selecting cassette settings Entering and selecting operational settings Executing the output of files through a host computer via Apogee PrintDrive and/or RIP software

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Operator Control Panel (OCP) Overview


The operator control panel (OCP) consists of an LCD display window, status lights, and command buttons. See Chapter 3, Using the OCP, for more detailed information.

Online light Display Window Loaded light Stop button

ON LINE LOADED

MENU

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Menu button

Enter button Move-right button Move-left button

The display window shows operation status and error messages. As you enter parameter setups, your entries appear here. The display consists of , five categories: Menu, Command, Status, Error Messages, and Others. The online light indicates online/offline status, and the loaded light indicates when a plate is ready for imaging. Use the stop button to stop plate exposure or to transfer operations; it does not shut down power to the Palladio. Use the menu button to switch between online and offline, and to return to the previous display. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to move the cursor within each menu, to move between menus, and to change parameters. Use the enter button to set the respective parameters and to execute commands. Also use it to reset an error message.

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Online Processor Functions


The online processor (OLP) receives the plate directly from the platesetter and feeds it through developing, washing, finishing, and drying.

Safety Information
Introduction
This section covers the following safety information:
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Laser Information: information about the laser device used within the Palladio and the laser radiation that it emits. Laser Safety Instructions: specific instructions for safe operation of this laser product. General Safety Instructions: guidelines for safe operation of this laser product. Shutting Down in an Emergency: information on shutting down the Palladio. Sound Level: sound level at the operators position. Safety and Compliance Labels: safety and warning labels that are affixed to this product. NOTE: For electrical requirements, see installation instructions.

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Laser Information
The Palladio Platesetter is a Class I product. The maximum accessible radiation level during operation and maintenance is less than Class I limits. This means that you are not exposed to any hazardous laser radiation during operation and maintenance because of protective doors and interlocks. This product complies with the Code of Federal Regulations as well as international standards. Inside Palladio is a Class III B Laser. This device emits radiation that is considered hazardous. You are not exposed to this level of radiation as long as the protective doors remain in place and interlocks are not tampered with.

Laser Safety Instructions


WARNING: WARNING: To avoid hazardous radiation exposure, follow these instructions.

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Do not use controls or adjustments other than those specified in the user documentation that comes with the Palladio. Do not perform procedures other than those specified in the user documentation that comes with the Palladio. Do not attempt to service this unit. Never remove the protective doors or enclosures, especially during operation or maintenance, except as instructed in the user documentation that comes with the Palladio.

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Never tamper with the safety interlocks. Removing the doors or tampering with the interlocks may expose you to laser radiation that is considered hazardous according to the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1040.10, and international standards. Make sure the protective doors are installed correctly as instructed in the user documentation.

General Safety Instructions


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Do not use the Palladio in any area near water. Keep all liquids off the top of the Palladio to prevent spills. Allowing water or other liquids to enter the Palladio could cause electrical shock and damage to the unit. Vent openings on the enclosure are provided for cooling. To ensure reliable operation, these openings must not be blocked. Install the Palladio following the clearance guidelines in the installation instructions. Do not place objects between the Palladio and the wall. Do not operate the Palladio when there are gas vapors in the air that may ignite or explode. To avoid cuts, always wear non-slip protective gloves when handling plates.

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Make sure that the Palladio is connected to the correct power source that includes a readily accessible disconnect device in the fixed wiring. This information is indicated on the model tag. Never allow objects of any kind to penetrate the product through the enclosure vents. Objects may come in contact with hazardous voltage, which could create a risk of fire or electric shock. Do not attempt to service the Palladio yourself, except as specifically explained in the user documentation that comes with it. Opening and removing doors may expose you to dangerous voltage and radiation hazards. Turn off the Palladio when performing any maintenance procedure. Turn off the Palladio in the event of a power failure. Turn off and unplug the Palladio from the wall outlet and place a service call under these conditions: The power cord is damaged or frayed. Liquid has been spilled into the product. The product has been physically damaged. The Palladio does not operate normally, even when you follow the operating instructions.

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A trained operator who is able to handle emergencies and initial safety measures should always be present during operation.

Shutting Down in an Emergency


The stop button on the operator control panel (OCP) terminates operations, but does not shut down the Palladio. In an emergency (i.e., if there is a risk of injury to the operator, or damage to the equipment), use the off/on switch and the hard-wired dixconnect device to shut down the Palladio.

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Sound Level
The sound level at the operators position (with a processor) is as follows: a maximum of 69dB RMS and 80 dB peak (A weighted, SPL).

Safety and Compliance Labels


The following compliance and warning labels are affixed to the Palladio Platemaker:

Manufacturers identification label.

Label indicating that the Palladio complies with CE standards.

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Label indicating that the Palladio complies with VCCI rules.

FCC compliance label. It reads: NOTICE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: the above labels are located near the power inlet.

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Manufacturers identification label. It reads, in part, This product conforms to DHHS Regulations as applicable to standards 21 CFR, Chapter 1 Subchapter J.

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Laser warning label, located on the panel that encloses the laser. It reads: DANGER Laser radiation when open. Avoid Direct Eye Exposure.

Multi-language laser warning label, located on the panel that encloses the laser. It reads: Caution: Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into beam or view directly with optical instruments.

Note: Class I laser products are considered safe in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations as well as international standards.

Caution label, located on panels that enclose gears and rollers that could potentially harm fingers and hands.

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Multi-language warning noise filter label, located at the base of the unit on the side that connects to the processor. It reads: Caution. Main switch does not cut off noise filter. Before working on noise filter disconnect from network.

Label that indicates location of ground terminal. It is located at the base of the unit on the side that connects to the processor.

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Chapter 2

Basic Operation
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Introduction
This chapter provides step-by-step procedures for basic Palladio platesetter operations:
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Powering On the Palladio Using the Operator Control Panel (OCP) Removing the Cassette Trolley Emptying the Interleaf Collection Box Loading Plates Into the Cassette Docking the Cassette Trolly Executing Output Executing a Manual Load Powering Off the Palladio

CAUTION: To avoid fogging plates that are in the cassette or being exposed: Do not open the plate supply doors except to replace cassettes or correct a jam. Do not open any doors or covers while a plate is loading, being imaged, or unloading. Do not open the cassette shutter unless you are in a safelight environment.

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Powering On the Palladio

Note: Before you begin, make sure the processor is powered on and in an active state.

Follow these steps to power up the Palladio platesetter: 1. 2. Make sure the Palladio main unit and the host computer (Apogee PrintDrive and/or RIP) are powered off. Confirm that all the Palladio doors and covers are closed, and turn on the Palladio power supply by setting the power switch to the I position. Initialization of the Palladio starts, and INITIALIZING appears on the display window of the operation panel. After a few moments, the operation panel display changes from INITIALIZING to CHANGE CAS-COND to indicate offline mode. If an error is detected during initialization, an error message appears in the display. (See Chapter 8, Troubleshooting, for more information.) After the initialization is complete, power up the host computer. Press the menu button on the Palladio to put the Palladio online. The online light lights and the display window shows the cassette number, the press number, plate size, and number of plates remaining in the cassette.:

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C1 P1 635x754 50
Number of plates remaining Plate size Printing press number Cassette number

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Using the Operator Control Panel (OCP)


The operator control panel (OCP) consists of an LCD display window, status lights, and command buttons. Using the operation panel, you will enter plate and press parameters, check status, receive error messages and other messages, and send commands to the Palladio. See Chapter 3, Using the OCP, for detailed information.

Removing the Cassette Trolley


Follow these steps to remove the cassette trolley from the main unit. (See Chapter 3, Using the OCP, for more information.) OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND
MENU ENT.

Change Cas. EXEC

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If the Palladio is online, press the menu button to put it offline. When CHANGE CAS-COND appears in the display window, indicating that the Palladio is offline, use the move-left and moveright buttons to move the cursor to CHANGE. Press the enter button. The CHANGE Cas. EXEC menu item appears.

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Press the enter button. The following message appears: CHANGE CASSETTE! Open the plate supply unit doors by pushing them in slightly to release the latch, and then swinging them open.

Plate supply unit doors (Doors A)

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Using the lock levers, release the locks on both sides of the picker unit.

Lock lever

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Hold the picker unit by the handles and rotate it up.

Picker unit

Handles

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Secure the hook to the fixing bracket, which is mounted under the top of the plate supply unit cabinet.
Top of the plate supply unit cabinet

Fixing bracket

Hook

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Lift the lock levers on both sides of the cassette trolley to remove them from their fixing pins.
Trolley lock lever

Fixing pin

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10. Roll the cassette trolley away from the main unit.

Cassette trolley

Emptying the Interleaf Collection Box


Interleafs are sheets of paper that are inserted between the plates when they are packaged. The Palladio automatically removes the interleafs and deposits them in the interleaf collection box.

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Each time you remove the trolley from the main unit, remove the interleafs that have collected in the collection box on the back side of the trolley.

Interleaf Interleaf collection box

CAUTION: To prevent misfeeds, make sure the interleaf collection box doesnt become too full.

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Loading Plates into the Cassette

Note: Before you begin, see Aligning the Spring Assembly and the Horizontal Positioning Guide in this chapter.

Cassette ID Number
A cassette number identification label may be attached to each cassette. The Palladio reads this label, recognizes which cassette is loaded, and performs operations according to the various parameters you have set for the plates loaded into that cassette. See Chapter 4, Entering Settings, for more detailed information. The cassette information includes plate parameters such as size, type (laser intensity and positive/negative), and quantity remaining in the cassette. The cassette information also includes press parameters such as grip, punch, edge, offset, and image centering information. If you load a cassette into the Palladio without this label, the Set Plate Cassette message appears on the display, and the Palladio will not operate until you enter settings. See Chapter 4, Entering Settings, for more information about these multi-use cassettes.

Cassette number identification label

The label is positioned along the alignment projections with the number at the top

Alignment projections

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Loading the Plates


CAUTION: Temperature and humidity can affect the performance of the plates. Always let plates sit in the same environment as the Palladio for approximately two hours before you load them so they can adjust to the ambient conditions. For example, if plates are shifted from a cold to a warm place, moisture may condense on their surfaces, and misfeeds may result.

Refer to the following illustration as you follow the instructions below.


Retaining springs on retaining spring Horizontal positioning guide assembly

Fixing guide

Fixing screws

Vertical positioning guide

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Move the cassette trolley into a safelight environment.

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2.

Secure the cassette trolley caster with the stopper.

Caster stopper

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Hold the shutter handle with two hands and slide the cassette shutter up.

Shutter

Handle

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Remove any plates that might remain in the cassette.

CAUTION: Always wear non-slip protective gloves when handling plates to prevent cuts on hands and fingers.

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Make sure that the fixing guide on the left of the cassette is at the Darkroom position.

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The vertical positioning guide is actually a moveable horizontal plate holder that you attach in the cassette according to the vertical measurement of your plate. Tabs on the guide fit into slots in the cassette. The guide is marked at intervals with lists of numbers that help you align the tabs with the slots:
15 35 55 75 95 10 30 50 70 90 5 25 45 65 85 0 20 40 60 80

There is a black band above each list of numbers, and there is a vertical scale attached to the back of the cassette.

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The following photograph illustrates the proper positioning for a 620 mm plate. The last digits in the plate measurement 620 are 20. Find the list on the guide that has 20 in it. With the black band of that list just to the left of the numbers printed on the vertical scale, place the top edge of the vertical positioning guide at the 620 mark on the vertical scale. The tabs at the back of the guide and the slots in the cassette match up when the guide is in this position.
Positioning slots on the back of the cassette Vertical scale attached to the back of the cassette Black band Vertical positioning guide Vertical list of numbers on the vertical positioning guide Vertical positioning guide

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Swing the two retainer spring assemblies up and out of the way. This illustration shows one assembly (with its two retainer springs) in the down position.
Retainer spring assembly

Retainer springs

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8.

Loosen the two fixing screws on the horizontal positioning guide and slide the guide out of the way as far as it will go to the right.

Horizontal positioning guide Fixing screws

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Place the bundle of plates into the cassette, emulsion side out, resting the lower edge of the bundle against the vertical positioning guide, and the left edge of the bundle against the fixing guide on the left side of the cassette. Note: Only one size plate can be loaded into the cassette at one time. The cassette will hold up to 50 plates.

Plates

CAUTION: Use correct lifting techniques when loading plates. It is sometimes helpful if two people work together. Also wear non-slip protective gloves to protect hands from cuts.

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10. With the fixing screws still loosened, slide the horizontal positioning guide back to the left until it touches the right edge of the bundle, but does not exert any pressure. Tighten the fixing screws.
Horizontal positioning guide Fixing screw

Plate

11. Swing the retainer spring assemblies back down into place.

CAUTION: Be careful not to bend the retainer springs. If they become bent, malfunctions may occur during transport.

CAUTION: To prevent misfeeds, be careful not to fold or bend the edges of the plates when you load them.

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12. Close the shutter by grasping the handle in both hands and sliding it down.

Shutter

Handle

Aligning the Spring Assembly and the Horizontal Positioning Guide


The retainer spring assembly is attached to the horizontal positioning guide; they move from left to right as a unit, and must be aligned to work properly. They are aligned when the two round guide circles on each unit line up. If they do not line up, loosen the fixing screw, make

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the alignment, and tighten the fixing screw. The unit should remain in alignment through repeated use.

Round guide mark

Fixing screws

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Docking the Cassette Trolley


Use the following procedure to dock the cassette trolley to the main unit: 1. Release the cassette trolley caster locking lever and slide the cassette trolley into the Palladio. Small horizontal wheels on each side of the trolley roll along guides on the inside of the main unit to guide the trolley into place.

Left panel of plate supply unit

Wheels Guide

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Set the lock levers onto the fixing pins on both sides of the trolley. Using the handles, hold the picker unit in its up position and release the hooks from the fixing bracket. Gently lower the picker unit into place. Set the lock levers on both sides of the picker unit. Note: Refer to Removing the Cassette Trolley in this chapter for illustrations of these parts. Close the plate supply unit front doors (doors A). Note: The message Shut the door (A) appears in the message window. Press the enter button. Waiting appears briefly, and then CHANGE CAS-COND appears, indicating that the Palladio is offline. Press the menu button to put the Palladio online. Palladio will read the cassette ID number and will operate using the information you

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have set for that cassette. See Chapter 4, Entering Settings, for more information.

Note: If you replace the cassette without putting the Palladio offline and navigating to the CHANGE prompt (as described in Removing the Cassette Trolley), the CHANGE CAS-COND screen appears when you close the plate supply unit doors. If this screen appears, press the move-right button to display the CASSETTE PRESS screen, move the cursor to CASSETTE, and enter the plate information.

Executing Output
You are now ready to send jobs from the host computer.

CAUTION: Do not open doors and covers unless there is a special reason or emergency. Opening the door on the plate supply unit can fog plates that are being imaged or are still in the cassette. Opening a door or cover while a plate is being transferred (when the display window displays Loading, Recording, or Unloading) can cause problems in the plate that is being imaged.

CAUTION: Do not press the stop button while the Palladio is in operation, except in emergencies. Pressing the stop button cancels the next operation, but does not shut power off to the Palladio.

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Executing a Manual Load


Before you can execute a manual load, you must create settings for virtual cassettes and you must set the Palladio for manual load. Refer to Creating Virtual Cassettes for Manual Load in Chapter 4, Entering Settings, and to Setting the Loading Method in Chapter 4, Entering Settings. Use the following procedure to perform a manual load: 1. After you have selected manual mode and entered the plate number (see Setting the Loading Method in Chapter 4, Entering Settings), press the menu button until SET PLATE appears in the display window. Note: SET PLATE does not appear in the tiers chart. Make sure you are in a safelight environment. Open the main unit top door (door C) and place the plate, emulsion up, on the table, with the edges of the plate against the registration pins and plate support guides. The following photograph shows a plate on the table with the primary scan direction of the plate against the registration pins.
Registration pins

2. 3.

Plate on table

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The following photograph shows a plate on the table with the secondary scan direction of the plate against the plate support guides.

Plate support guides

Plate on table

CAUTION: Use care when handling plates. Bends, scratches, and fingerprints can cause jams and poor image quality.

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Close the main unit top door (door C). SHUT DOOR displays in the message window. Press the enter button. Press the menu button to put the Palladio online. Example: the H1:P4 400 x 510 00 menu appears. If you are using Apogee PrintDrive, activate the Palladio via Apogee PrintDrive Tuner. If you are using a RIP, reset the RIP.

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Send jobs to the Palladio from PrintDrive or the RIP. LOADING... RECORDING... UNLOADING appear in the display window as a plate is loaded, imaged, and unloaded to the processor.

10. If there are more jobs in the buffer, SET PLATE appears again in the display window as soon as a plate is unloaded into the processor. 11. Load another plate. Press the enter button and the Palladio images the next job in the queue. 12. When no jobs remain in the queue the Palladio returns to the online/ manual mode. Example: the H1:P4 400 x 510 00 menu appears. 13. To reset the Palladio to automatic load, refer to Setting the Loading Method in Chapter 4, Entering Settings.

Powering Off the Palladio


1. 2. 3. Put the processor into inactive mode. Refer to the processor user documentation for more information. Power down the host computer. Turn off the power to the Palladio by setting the power supply switch toward 0.

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Using the OCP


Palladio User Guide

Introduction
The operator control panel (OCP) consists of an LCD display window, status lights, and command buttons. Using the operation panel, you enter plate and press parameters, check status, receive error messages and other messages, and send commands to the Palladio.

Operator Control Panel Features


Online light Display window Loaded light Stop button

ON LINE LOADED

MENU

ENT.

Menu button

Enter button Move-right button Move-left button

The display window This window displays operation status and error messages. For details see Understanding the Display Window in this chapter. Online light This light is illuminated during communication with the host computer or while communication is possible (online mode).

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Loaded light This light is illuminated when a plate is in position and ready for exposure. Stop button Use this button to stop plate exposure or transfer operations. Use of this button does not shut down power to the Palladio. Menu button Use the menu button to switch between online and offline. Also use it to return to the previous display. Move-left and move-right buttons Use the move-left and move-right buttons to move the cursor within each menu, to move between menus, and to change parameters. Enter button Use the enter button to set parameters and to execute commands. Also use it to reset an error message.

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Understanding the Display Window


The display window displays status messages and error messages. The display window also displays parameters you have entered, and commands that you can execute.
s

Status display Displays messages indicating the current Palladio online/offline status. Also displays an operational request when the Palladio is in operation.

Error messages display Displays error messages when the current Palladio status is not normal, and after an error occurs during operation. A buzzer may also sound (see Chapter 6, Preference Settings). During the display of an error message, the Palladio will not operate. For information on clearing errors, see Chapter 8, Troubleshooting. To reset Palladio after you clear an error, press the enter button.

Operation Menu display The operation menu consists of two tiers. This is the menu you use to enter parameters for the plates and presses you use, as well as to set other parameters. See the Menu Tiers Chart in this chapter. This chart outlines the options in this menu. Refer to it as you read through this chapter and Chapter 4, Entering Settings. The chart illustrates the relationship between messages you see in the display window and information and commands you want to access.
s

The top tier includes menus that enable you to choose what type of action you want to take, and what type of information you want to enter. They are: CHANGE CAS-COND, CASSETTE PRESS, TYPE EXPOSURE, FEED DIMM, and SCSI VER BUZZER. Beneath each of the top tier menus are tiers of selections that enable you to enter settings and to send operation commands to the Palladio.

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Navigating Through the Operation Menu


The operation menu provides access for entering settings and making commands. You view the operation menu items and navigate through them in the display window. A cursor appears as a bar (like an underscore) beneath the menu, or segment of a menu, that is currently active. Use it to select menus or commands. In this example CHANGE is currently active: CHANGE CAS-COND Use the move-left and move-right buttons to change selections within a single display window message (to move from CHANGE to CAS-COND in the above example), or to move the cursor among the different menu selections in a single tier (for example, from CHANGE CAS-COND to CASSETTE PRESS).
move-right button
CHANGE CAS-COND
move-left button

CASSETTE PRESS

TYPE EXPOSURE

FEED DIMM

SCSI VER BUZZER

Use the enter button to move the cursor to a lower tier. Use the menu button to move the cursor to a higher tier.
CHANGE CAS-COND
ENT.

button MENU button

C1 P1 635 x 754 50

Practice Exercise
1. After you turn on the Palladio and the initialization is complete, the following menu display appears: CHANGE CAS-COND

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Note: Refer to the Operation Menu Tiers Chart as you follow this exercise. Press the move-right button. The cursor moves (within the same menu item) from CHANGE to CAS-COND. This means that the selected item (the active item) is now the CAS-COND menu. Press the move-right button again. The cursor moves to the right, to the next menu item in the same tier, the CASSETTE PRESS menu. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS-COND menu and set the cursor at CAS-COND. Press the enter button. Example: the C1 P1 635x754 50 screen appears You are now in the tier under the CAS-COND menu display. Press the menu button to move back up to the top tier. The Palladio goes online.

2.

3. 4.

5. 6.

Choosing and Storing Settings


Make settings in the offline mode. Use the menu button to switch between offline and online modes. There are two ways to enter settings:
s s

Selection setting: Select the value you want from among several alternatives in the display window. Numerical setting: Choose a numerical value within the specified range. For example, the laser intensity (exposure) can be specified within the range of 40 to 300. (See the practice exercise on the next page for more detailed instructions.)

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From the menu item that enables you to make a setting, press the enter button to move to the menu item that gives you choices. If the menu item requires a selection setting, use the move-left and move-right buttons to move the cursor to the choice you want. If the menu item requires a numerical setting, use the move-left and move-right buttons to change the values shown in the window. If the current value is 9, for example, press the move-right button for 0. (See the following practice exercise.)

Practice Exercise
1. 2. 3. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The CHANGE CASCOND screen appears. Navigate to the TYPE EXPOSURE menu (in the first tier) with the move-right button. With the cursor at TYPE (use the move-left and move-right buttons to place the cursor under the T) and press the enter button twice, to move down two tiers. The following menu appears: LASER PLATE-N/P 4. Make sure the cursor is at LASER, and press the enter button. Example: the LSET:2400, 040 menu appears. In this display, you can set the resolution and the laser intensity value.

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5.

Set the resolution: with the cursor at the resolution, use the moveleft and move-right buttons to toggle between 2400 and 3000. Press the enter button to make your choice and to move the cursor to the laser intensity setting: Example: the LSET:2400, 040 menu appears. In this example, 2400 dpi is selected for the resolution, and the cursor is in the 100s place in the laser intensity setting.
2400 3000 2400 3000

6.

Set the laser intensity: With the cursor still at the 100s place (040), use the move-left and move-right buttons to change the value in the 100s place. Press the enter button to move the cursor to the 10s place (040) and enter the correct number. Press the enter button to move to the 1s place (040) and enter the correct number.
01 23 9

Use the move-left and move-right buttons to change the setting at each place. Use the enter button to move between the 100s place, 10s place, and 1s place

ENT.

050 050 050

7.

Press the enter button when all three numbers are correct, and then press the menu button to save the setting and return to the previous menu. (Or Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.) Note: Even though it is possible to set any three-digit laser intensity number, the acceptable range is from 40 to 300.

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Sending Commands to the Palladio


Some of the menu items in the operation menu are command items. You use these command items to initiate different operations in the Palladio. When you see EXEC in the display window, you know you are in a command menu item. To execute the command, use the move-left and move-right buttons to place the cursor at EXEC and press the enter button. When the operation is complete, Complete... appears blinking in the display window. OCP Reference
button
CHANGE CAS-COND
- - - - - - -

FEED DIMM

button

ENT.

button

MENU

button

UNLOAD L-EXP
ENT.

button

MENU

button

UNLOAD EXEC

Practice Exercise
1. 2. 3. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The CHANGE CASCOND screen appears. Use the move-right button to navigate to the FEED DIMM menu in the first tier. With the cursor at FEED, press the enter button twice to move down two tiers. The following command display appears: UNLOAD EXEC This command is used to unload the plate from the table.

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4.

With the cursor at EXEC press the enter button. The following display appears, and the actual transfer operation begins: Unloading When the plate transfer is completed, Complete... appears blinking in the display window, and the operation is finished.

5.

Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.

Online and Offline Modes


Use the menu button to toggle between online and offline modes. The online light illuminates only when the Palladio is online.

Online
When the Palladio is online a readout similar to this example appears in the display window: C1 P1 635x754 50 When the Palladio is online you can:
s s

send an image from the host computer to the Palladio generate only operations that require the menu button or the stop button Use the menu button to go to the top menu tier while the Palladio is offline and not in operation (exposure or plate transfer operation is not being performed).

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Use the stop button to cancel the next operation when the Palladio is in operation. When you press this button the Palladio stops after the current operation is completed, and does not start the next operation.

CAUTION: Do not press the stop button while the Palladio is in operation, except in emergencies. Pressing the stop button cancels the next operation, but does not shut power off to the Palladio.

Offline
When the Palladio is offline, the following readout appears in the display window: CHANGE CAS-COND When the Palladio is offline you can:
s s

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Menu Tiers Chart


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C1 P1 635x754 50

CHANGE CAS-COND

CASSETTE PRESS

C1 P1 635x754 50 Input of cassette information ChangeCas. EXEC Execution of cassette exchange CassetteNo: C2 Input of cassette No. PRESS SIZE TYPE REMAIN

TYPE:

T1

REMAIN:

50

Input of cassette type SIZE: 635x754

Input of number of plates remaining

Input of cassette size PressNo: P1

Input of printing machine No.

PressNo:

P1

Input of printing machine No. DIR GRIP A-GRIP A.PUNCH B.PUNCH CENTERING

A-GRIP:

**mm

B.PUNCH(ON )COND Input of B punch ON/OFF B.PUNCH(OFF)COND

Center-H Center-V

Input of trailing gripper margin GRIP: **mm

Center-V:

ON

Input of gripper margin DIR: HORIZONTAL Input of gripper direction DIR: VERTICAL B.OFFSET: +*.** Center-H: ON B.EDGE B.OFFSET Center-V: OFF Input of secondary scanning direction centering ON/OFF

Input of offset amount of B punch B.EDGE: **.**mm Input of plate edge for B punch A.PUNCH(ON )COND Input of A punch ON/OFF A.PUNCH(OFF)COND Center-H: OFF

Input of primary scanning direction centering ON/OFF

A.EDGE A.OFFSET

A.OFFSET: +*.** Input of offset amount of A punch A.EDGE: **.**mm Input of plate edge for A punch

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TYPE

EXPOSURE

FEED

DIMM

MODE LOAD-COND

PACKAGE

DIMM:OUT CLEAR

LOAD:CAS. (C1)

DAYLIGHT:

ON

DIMM-CLEAR EXEC Execution of DIMM clear

LOAD:MANUAL (H1) Input of plate loading method MODE: MULTIPLE

DAYLIGHT:

OFF

DIMM-OUT EXEC Execution of DIMM output UNLOAD LEXP

MODE: SINGLE Input of exposure mode

LEXP(24.100) EXP

EXP(FINE )EXEC

EXP(COARSE)EXEC TypeNo: T8 UNLOAD EXEC

Input of plate type setting LASER PLATE-N/P

Execution of plate unload

PLATE-N/P: NEGA

PLATE-N/P: POSI Input of plate type (negative/positive) LSET: 2400.100 Input of light intensity

SCSI VER BUZZER

BUZZER:

ON

BUZZER:

OFF

Input of buzzer ON/OFF VER:I/F MCON DAT

DATA:

1.00

Reference: DATA version MCON: 1.00/1.00 Reference: MCON version I/F: 1.00/1.00 Reference: I/F version SCSI-ID: 05

Input of SCSI-ID

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Chapter 4

Entering Settings
Palladio User Guide

Introduction
In order for the Palladio to interface with your host computer, Apogee PrintDrive and/or RIP, to produce plates, you must enter settings that define the plates and the presses you use. This chapter presents information on setting the following parameters:
s s

Date and time Cassette information


s s s s s

cassette number press number plate size plate type number remaining number of plates press number grip size and placement punch location image placement laser intensity negative or positive imaging

Printing press information


s s s s

Plate type information


s s

s s

Exposure conditions Loading methods

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Setting the Date and Time


If the date and time are not set, the following message appears in the display window of the operation panel: Adjust DATE TIME When this display appears, set the date and time as follows: 1. 2. 3. Press the enter button. The date/time setting appears in the display window. Enter the current date and time in the following order: year month date hour minute Check to make sure your entry is formatted like this example: 2003.10.27 23:15 (11:15 pm, October 27, 2003)

Note: Enter hours in the 24-hour format. For example, enter 3:00 in the afternoon as 15:00.

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Setting the Cassette Information


The cassette information you can set includes:
s

Plate parameters
s s s

size type (laser intensity and positive/negative) quantity remaining in the cassette grip punch edge offset image centering

Press parameters
s s s s s

Number of plates remaining in the cassette

Dedicated Cassettes and Multiple-Use Cassettes


If you have a separate cassette and trolley dedicated to each plate type you use, a cassette number identification label is attached to each cassette. The Palladio reads this label when the cassette is docked, and performs operations according to the various parameters you have set for those plates. If you have only one cassette and trolley that you use as a multiple-use unit, you change plate types in the cassette as needed. As there is no label for the Palladio to read, you input information into the Palladio each time you change the plates. The procedures for setting some information for dedicated and for multiple-use cassettes vary slightly. General information is given directly below. More specific instructions for each category of information follow.

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Setting Information for a Dedicated Cassette


OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS
ENT.

TYPE EXPOUSURE

MENU

Cassette No:C1
MENU ENT.

PRESS SIZE TYPE

REMAIN

You can set new cassette information or change the existing information for a dedicated cassette. The cassette does not need to be docked to the Palladio. Settings you can make are:
s s s s s

cassette number printing press number plate size plate type number of plates remaining

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Setting Information for a Multi-Use Cassette


OCP Reference
C1 P1 635x754 50
MENU ENT.

CHANGE

CAS-COND
ENT.

C1 P1 635x754 50

You can set new information or change the existing information for a multi-use cassette each time you change the plate type in the cassette. The cassette trolley is docked when you enter the settings. Settings you can make are:
s s s

printing press number plate size number of plates remaining

Selecting the Cassette Number


Do This for a Dedicated Cassette Only
Select the number of the cassette to be loaded or modified as follows: 1. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The following display appears: CHANGE CAS-COND

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2.

Use the move-right button to move to the next menu in the tier. The following display appears: CASSETTE PRESS With the cursor at CASSETTE, press the enter button. Example: the Cassette No:C1 screen appears. In this example, C1 is the currently selected cassette number.

3.

4. 5.

Using the move-left and move-right buttons, select the cassette number to be loaded or changed. Press the enter button. (The PRESS SIZE TYPE display appears.)

Selecting the Printing Press Number


Before you can select the printing press number, you must have previously set information about the press into the Palladio. (See Setting the Printing Press Information in this chapter.) The Palladio uses the information you have set for that press to determine the respective positions for gripper margins, plate centering, image exposure, and punching.

Procedure for Dedicated Cassette


Select the printing press number as follows: 1. After you finish the Selecting Cassette Number procedure above, press the enter button. The following display appears: PRESS SIZE TYPE

Note: Alternately, you can navigate to this menu by referring to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP.

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2.

With the cursor at PRESS, press the enter button. Example: the Press No: P1 screen appears. In this example, P1 is the currently selected printing press number.

3. 4.

Use the move-left and move-right buttons to scroll through the choices P1 to P8 to select the printing press number. Press the enter button.

Procedure for Multi-Use Cassette


Select the printing press number as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. Example: the CHANGE CAS-COND menu appears. With the cursor at CAS, press the enter button. Example: the C1 P1 635x754 50 menu appears. If the cursor is not at P1, use the move-left and move-right buttons until it is. In this example, P1 is the currently selected printing press number. 5. 6. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to scroll through the choices P1 to P8 to select the printing press number. Press the enter button.

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Setting the Plate Size


Set the size of the plates that are loaded into the cassette. The Palladio determines the position of the output image and the punch based on this information.

Procedure for Dedicated Cassette


Select the plate size as follows: 1. Navigate to the PRESS SIZE TYPE menu (see Selecting the Cassette Number in this chapter, above, or refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP). With the cursor at SIZE, press the enter button. Example: the SIZE: 635 x 754 screen appears. In this example 635 is the size in the primary scanning direction, and 754 is the size in the secondary scanning direction. 3. Using the move-left and move-right buttons and the enter button, set the plate size in the primary scanning direction: With the cursor at the 100s place, use the move-left and move-right buttons to enter the value in the 100s place. Press the enter button to move the cursor to the 10s place and enter the correct number. Press the enter button to move to the 1s place and enter the correct number. Press the enter button when all three numbers are correct, and then press the enter button to save the setting and move to the size in the secondary scanning direction.

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4. 5.

Following the same procedure, set the plate size in the secondary scanning direction. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS-COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.

The plate sizes that you can set vary depending on the gripping direction. The sizes must be within the following ranges:
s

When HORIZONTAL is selected: maximum size: 635 x 754 mm (24.999" x 29.685") minimum size: 280 x 450 mm (11.024" x 17.716")

When VERTICAL is selected: maximum size: 575 x 754 mm (22.638" x 29.685") minimum size: 280 x 450 mm (11.024" x 17.716")

Procedure for Multi-Use Cassette


Select the plate size as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. Example: the CHANGE CAS-COND menu appears. With the cursor at CAS, press the enter button. Example: the C1 P1 635x754 50 menu appears. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to move the cursor to the primary scanning direction (635). Using the move-left and move-right buttons and the enter button, set the plate size in the primary scanning direction: With the cursor at the 100s place, use the move-left and move-right buttons to enter the value in the 100s place. Press the enter button to move the cursor to the 10s place and enter the correct number. Press the enter button to move to the 1s place and enter the correct number.

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Press the enter button when all three numbers are correct, and then press the enter button to save the setting and move to the size in the secondary scanning direction. 6. Following the same procedure, set the plate size in the secondary scanning direction. Press the enter button. 7. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS-COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.

The plate size that you can set varies depending on the gripping direction. The sizes must be within the following ranges:
s

When HORIZONTAL is selected: maximum size: 635 x 754 mm (24.999" x 29.685") minimum size: 280 x 450 mm (11.024" x 17.716")

When VERTICAL is selected: maximum size: 575 x 754 mm (22.638" x 29.685") minimum size: 280 x 450 mm (11.024" x 17.716")

Selecting the Plate Type Number


Do This for a Dedicated Cassette Only
Before you can select the plate type number, you must have previously set information about the plate type into the Palladio. (See Setting the Plate Type Information in this chapter.) The Palladio reads the plate type number that you set for the cassette, and uses the information you entered to regulate the exposure value (laser intensity) and plate type (negative/positive).

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Select the plate type number as follows: 1. Navigate to the PRESS SIZE TYPE menu (see Selecting the Cassette Number in this chapter, above, or refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP). Use the move-left and move-right buttons to move the cursor to TYPE, and press the enter button. Example: the Type No: T1 display appears. 3. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to scroll through the choices T1 to T8 to select the plate type number. Press the enter button. 4. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu. Note: Usually the same values for negative/positive and for light intensity apply to all plates of the same type regardless of the size of the plate. You can set one plate type number and use it for a variety of sizes of the same type of plate.

2.

Inputting the Remaining Number of Plates


Take note of the number of plates you load into the cassette and enter that number by following one of the procedures below. (The Palladio does not automatically detect the number of plates you load.) The number you enter is reduced by one every time a plate is discharged from the cassette.

Procedure for Dedicated Cassette


Input the remaining number of plates as follows: 1. Navigate to the PRESS SIZE TYPE menu (see Selecting the Cassette Number in this chapter, above, or refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP).

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2. 3.

Use the move-right button to navigate to the next display in that tier. The REMAIN screen appears. Press the enter button. Example: the REMAIN: 40 screen appears. In this example, 40 plates remain in the cassette.

4.

Using the move-left and move-right buttons, set the number of plates you loaded. Press the enter button. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu. Note: Although you can enter up to 99 for the remaining number of plates, the maximum number of plates that you can actually load into the cassette is 50.

5.

Procedure for Multi-Use Cassette


Input the remaining number of plates as follows: 1. 2. 3. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. Example: the CHANGE CAS-COND menu appears. With the cursor at CAS, press the enter button. Example: the C1 P1 635x754 40 menu appears. In this example the cursor is at 40, the number of plates remaining in the cassette.

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4.

Using the move-left and move-right buttons, set the number of plates you loaded. Press the enter button.

Note: Although you can enter up to 99 for the remaining number of plates, the maximum number of plates that you can actually load into the cassette is 50.

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Setting the Printing Press Information


This menu is for setting new conditions, or for changing existing ones, for your printing presses. Settings you can make are:
s s s s

gripper margin trailing gripper margin image centering punch parameters (if your Palladio is equipped with a punch)

OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS
MENU ENT.

TYPE

EXPOSURE

Press No.
MENU

P1
ENT.

DIR GRIP A-GRIP

A.PUNCH

B.PUNCH

CENTERING

Selecting the Printing Press Number


1. 2. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The CHANGE CASCOND menu displays. Use the move-right button to navigate to the CASSETTE PRESS menu displays.

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3.

Use the move-left and move-right buttons to move the cursor to PRESS and press the enter button. Example: the Press No. P1 screen appears. Using the move-left and move-right button, select the number of the printing press for which you want to make entries. Press the enter button. (The DIR GRIP A-GRIP menu appears.)

4.

Selecting the Gripping Direction


Select the positioning you want for the gripper edges. The illustrations on the following pages show the relationship between the gripping direction (horizontal/vertical) and the gripping and punch positioning.

Note: GRIP refers to leading edge grip; A-GRIP refers to trailing edge grip. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the DIR GRIP A-GRIP menu. Press the enter button. Example: the DIR: HORIZONTAL screen appears. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between HORIZONTAL (horizontal orientation) and VERTICAL (vertical orientation) and make your choice. Press the enter button. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu. Palladio checks your entries for contradictions. If there is a contradiction, the gripping direction input screen that appeared in Step 1 reappears. Correct the information settings.

1.

2.

3.

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When the gripping direction (DIR) is set to horizontal orientation (HORIZONTAL):

PUNCH POSITION SETTING Center of the plate A. OFFSET B. OFFSET

Primary scanning direction B. punch system A. punch system Secondary scanning direction

Grip B. EDGE A. EDGE

IMAGE POSITION SETTING


Centering

Center H: ON Center V: OFF A. GRIP Effective image area GRIP

Centering

Center H: OFF Center V: ON

Primary scanning direction

Output image

Output image

Centering

Center H: ON Center V: ON

Centering

Center H: OFF Center V: OFF

Output image

Output image

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When the gripping direction (DIR) is set to vertical orientation (VERTICAL):

IMAGE POSITION SETTING GRIP A. GRIP

Primary scanning direction

Centering

Center H: ON Center Secondary scanning direction V: ON Center H: ON Center V: ON Effective image area
Centering

Centering

Center H: OFF Center V: ON

Output image
Primary scanning direction

Output image

GRIP
Centering

A. GRIP Center H: ON Center V: OFF


Centering

Center H: OFF Center V: OFF

Output image

Output image

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Setting the Leading Gripper Margin


Set the gripper margin for the selected press. The position of the gripper margin (GRIP) differs depending on the gripper direction. The gripper margins and gripping positions are illustrated in Selecting the Gripping Direction in this chapter 1. 2. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the DIR GRIP A-GRIP menu. With the cursor at GRIP, press the enter button. Example: the GRIP 3. 60 mm screen appears. In this example gripper margin is 60 mm. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, set the gripper margin. Allowable range: 0 to 60 mm However, even if the specified value is in this range, it also must satisfy the conditions specified by the following two relationships:
s s

The area that remains when you subtract the leading gripper margin from the plate size must be between 280 mm and 635 mm. The area that remains when you subtract the sum of the leading and trailing gripper margins from the plate size must be 575 mm or less. In addition, make sure that the following registration punch requirements are met:

s s

For U-cut type: minimum grip is the distance from the plate edge to the punch plus 10 mm For register type: minimum grip is the distance from the plate edge to the punch plus 14 mm

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For more details, refer to Setting the Distance from Plate Edge to Punch in this chapter. Set the gripper margin that includes the distance from the plate edge for punching.
<Image> Gripper margin (GRIP) Distance from the plate edge for punching (EDGE) <Plate>

Setting the Trailing Gripper Edge Margin


Set the trailing gripper margin for the selected press. The position of the trailing gripper edge margin (A-GRIP) differs depending on the gripper direction. The trailing gripper edge margin and trailing gripping edge positioning are shown in the illustrations. The position of the gripper margin (GRIP) differs depending on the gripper direction. 1. 2. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the DIR GRIP A-GRIP menu. With the cursor at A-GRIP, press the enter button. Example: the A-GRIP 90 mm screen appears. In this example the trailing gripper edge margin is 90 mm.

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3.

Using the move-left and move-right buttons, set the trailing gripper edge margin. Allowable range: 0 - 90 mm

However, even if the value is within this range, it also must satisfy the conditions specified by the following relationships:
s

The area that remains when you subtract the sum of the leading grip (GRIP) and the trailing grip (A-GRIP) from the plate size in the primary scanning direction (SIZ) must be 575 mm or less.

Setting the Punch


If your Palladio is equipped with a punch system, you can set the position of the registration punches and notches. In order to make this setting, you must have the gripper direction set to horizontal. 1. 2. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the A.PUNCH B.PUNCH menu. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between A.PUNCH and B.PUNCH, and press the enter button to save your selection. One of the following screens appears: A.PUNCH(OFF) COND (the A punch system is selected) B.PUNCH(ON) COND (the B punch system is selected)

Note: If a punch is not installed in a location, the message unmounted appears in the display window. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle to highlight ON (creates punch holes) or OFF (does not create punch holes), and press the enter button to save your selection.

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If the punch type is register, set the distance from the edge of the plate to the center of the punch hole. If the punch type is U-cut, set the distance from the edge of the plate to the closest edge of the punch. 1. In either the A.PUNCH(OFF) COND menu or the B.PUNCH(ON) COND menu (see Setting the Punch in this chapter), with the cursor at COND, press the enter button. One of the following screens appears: A.EDGE A.OFFSET (the A punch system is selected) B.EDGE B.OFFSET (the B punch system is selected) 2. Make sure the cursor is at either A.EDGE or B.EDGE, and press the enter button. One of the following screens appears. A.EDGE 11.00mm B.EDGE 11.00mm 3. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, set the distance from the plate edge to the punch. After you set the first digit, press enter to move to the next digit. The distance you set must be between 0 and 11.00 mm. However, even if the specified value is in this range, it also must satisfy these registration punch conditions:
s s

For U-cut type: minimum grip is the distance from the plate edge to the punch plus 10 mm For register type: minimum grip is the distance from the plate edge to the punch plus 14 mm Press the enter button.

4. 5.

Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.

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Setting the Punch Offset


Set the distance that the punch is offset from the center of the plate.
Center of the punch Center of the plate

Punch position offset

1.

Return to the A.EDGE A.OFFSET or B.EDGE B.OFFSET menu and highlight either is A.OFFSET or B.OFFSET. Press the enter button. One of the following screens appears: A.OFFSET 9.99 B.OFFSET 9.99 In this example 9.99 is the punch offset.

2.

Using the enter button, set the offset distance between -9.99 to 9.99 mm. If punching is performed when OFFSET = 0.0 is set and the center of the punch is located at the right of the plate center, enter a minus (-) value to shift the center of the punch to the left. If the center of the punch is located at the left of the plate center, enter a plus (+) value to shift the center of the punch to the right.

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Centering the Image


In this step you set options for centering the image on the plate for both the secondary and primary scanning directions. 1. 2. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the CENTERING menu. Press the enter button. The Center H Center V screen appears.

Centering in the Secondary Scanning Direction


If horizontal is specified as the gripping direction (DIR), image centering is based on the actual dimension of the plate in the secondary scanning direction. (See the following illustration.) If vertical is specified as the gripping direction (DIR), image centering is is based on the dimension of the plate excluding the gripper margin (GRIP) and trailing gripper edge (A-GRIP) in the secondary scanning direction.
<DIR (gripping direction: HORIZNTAL> A-GRIP GRIP Image Image <DIR (gripping direction: Vertical>

GRIP

A-GRIP

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1.

In the Center H Center V screen, use the move-left and move-right buttons to select either Center H or Center V. Example: the Center H: ON screen appears. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between ON and OFF and make your selection. ON: the Palladio centers the image with respect to the secondary scanning direction. OFF: the Palladio does not center the image with respect to the secondary scanning direction.

2.

3.

Press the enter button to save your selection.

Centering in the Primary Scanning Direction


If horizontal is specified as the gripping direction (DIR), image centering is based on the actual dimension of the plate excluding the gripper margin (GRIP) and trailing gripper edge (A-GRIP) in the secondary scanning direction. If vertical is specified as the gripping direction (DIR), image centering is based on the actual dimension of the plate in the secondary scanning direction.
<DIR (gripping direction: HORIZNTAL> A-GRIP GRIP Image Image <DIR (gripping direction: VERTICAL>

GRIP

A-GRIP

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In the Center H Center V screen, use the move-left and move-right buttons and select either Center H or Center V. Press the enter button. In this example, Center V: ON appears. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between ON and OFF and make your selection. ON: the Palladio centers the image with respect to the secondary scanning direction. OFF: the Palladio does not center the image with respect to the secondary scanning direction.

2.

Setting the Plate Type Information


This menu is for making new settings for the laser intensity and for the plate type (negative/positive), or for changing existing ones. OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE
MENU

EXPOSURE
ENT.

Type No.
MENU

T1
ENT.

LASER
ENT.

PLATE-N/P

LSET:

2400 100

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Setting the Laser Intensity


You can set the laser intensity for the plate that is currently loaded in the cassette. You can set a different laser light intensity for each resolution setting. The laser intensity set for the resolution displayed becomes effective.

Note: The laser intensity is linked to the plate type number that is stored in the CASSETTE menu. If you change the plate type number, check the laser intensity value. See Setting the Plate Type Information in this chapter. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the LASER PLATE-N/P menu. With the cursor at LASER, press the enter button. Example: the LSET: 2400 100 screen appears. Set the resolution: using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between 2400 and 3000 (dpi) resolution, and press the enter button to save your selection. Set the laser intensity: press the enter button to move the cursor to the next three digits, which are the laser intensity. Using the move-left and move-right buttons and the enter button, set the laser intensity within the range of 40 to 300: With the cursor at the 100s place, use the move-left and move-right buttons to enter the value in the 100s place. Press the enter button to move the cursor to the 10s place and enter the correct number. Press the enter button to move to the 1s place and enter the correct number. Press the enter button when all three numbers are correct, and then press the enter button to save the setting.

1. 2. 3.

4. 5.

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Setting the Plate Type to Negative or Positive


OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE
MENU

EXPOSURE
ENT.

Type No.
MENU

T1
ENT.

LASER

PLATE-N/P
ENT.

PLATE-N/P:

NEGA

PLATE-N/P:

POSI

This setting indicates to the Palladio whether negative or positive plates are currently loaded in the cassette. 1. 2. 3. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the LASER PLATE-N/P menu. With the cursor at PLATE-N/P, press the enter button. Example: the PLATE-N/P: NEGA screen appears. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between NEGA (negative plates) and POSI (positive plates), and press the enter button to save your selection. Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.

4.

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Setting the Exposure Conditions


In this menu you set the plate exposure conditions. The settings available are:
s s s

output mode plate loading method package type

OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE
MENU

EXPOSURE
ENT.

MODE
MENU

LOAD-COND
ENT.

MODE:

MULTIPLE

MODE:

SINGLE

Output Mode Selections


There are two types of output modes for the Palladio: single-mode and multi-mode. In single mode, only one image is exposed on the plate. In multi mode, as many full images as will fit are exposed on one plate. 1. 2. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the MODE LOAD-COND menu. With the cursor at MODE press the enter button. Example: the MODE: SINGLE screen appears.

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Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between SINGLE and MULTIPLE, and press the enter button to save your selection. SINGLE: Exposes only one image on the one plate: for each exposure that is performed, one plate is output. MULTIPLE: Exposes as many images as will fit on one plate in the direction that the table moves.

4.

Navigate back to the CHANGE CAS0COND (offline) / C1 P1 635x754 50 (online) menu.

Multi-Mode Operating Procedure


An image that wont fit entirely on the plate is imaged on the next plate.
The first plate The second plate

The first image

The second image

The third image

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The image centering designation in the secondary scanning direction becomes invalid, and 3 mm margins are spaced at the front and rear edges of each image in this mode.

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Load Settings
Setting the Loading Method
OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE
MENU

EXPOSURE
ENT.

MODE

LOAD-COND

MENU

ENT.

LOAD:CAS.

(C1)

LOAD:MANUAL (H1)

Use the following procedure to set the Palladio for automatic or manual load: 1. 2. 3. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, and navigate to the MODE LOAD-COND menu. With the cursor is at LOAD-COND press the enter button. Example: the LOAD: CAS. (C1) screen appears. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between CAS and MANUAL, and press the enter button to save your selection. Example: the LOAD: MANUAL (H1) menu appears. 4. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to select the virtual cassette number: H1, H2, or H3 (see the next section). Note: When you select CAS, you do not have to set the cassette number because the Palladio reads it automatically.

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Creating Virtual Cassettes for Manual Load


OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS
ENT.

MENU

Cassette No:H1
MENU ENT.

PRESS SIZE TYPE

In order to load plates manually, you must create virtual cassettes with appropriate settings. Before you begin, if you are using Apogee PrintDrive, deactivate the Palladio via Apogee PrintDrive Tuner. Use the following procedure to create each virtual plate: 1. 2. 3. 4. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The CHANGE CASCOND screen appears. Use the move-right button to navigate to the CASSETTE PRESS menu. With the cursor at CASSETTE, press the enter button. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to choose H1, H2, or H3. Press the enter button to save your selection. The PRESS SIZE TYPE menu appears. With the cursor at PRESS press the enter button. Example: the PressNo P1 menu appears. 6. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to choose the number of the press you will use, and press the enter button.

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Press the menu button to move back to the PRESS SIZE TYPE menu. With the cursor under SIZE press enter. Example: the SIZE: 635 x 754 screen appears. Use the move-left and move-right buttons and the enter button to set the size of the plate you will load manually. Refer to Setting the Plate Size in this chapter for detailed instructions. Press the menu button to move back to the PRESS SIZE TYPE menu. With the cursor under TYPE press enter. Example: the TYPE: T1 menu appears.

8.

9.

10. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to choose the number of the type you will use, and press the enter button.

Note: For more information, refer to Executing a Manual Load in Chapter 2, Basic Operation.

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Chapter 5

Exposure Tests
Palladio User Guide

Introduction
Use the exposure test to determine if the laser intensity is set at the optimum value.

Making an Exposure Test


OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE EXPOSURE FEED
MENU

DIMM
ENT.

UNLOAD

LEXP

Two exposure patterns are available:


s s

Exposure pattern for coarse adjustment Exposure pattern for fine adjustment

The same pattern of five strips is exposed seven times each with a different level of laser intensity: the current setting appears in the middle, three settings in the positive direction appear on one side, and three in the negative direction appear on the other side. When you select the coarse adjustment, the laser intensity varies in increments of 14, from -42 to +42. When you select the fine adjustment, the laser intensity varies in increments of 2, from -6 to +6. Use the following procedure to set up and run an exposure test. 1. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The following menu appears: CHANGE CAS-COND

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2. 3. 4.

Press the move-right button until the FEED DIMM menu appears. With the cursor at FEED, press the enter button. The UNLOAD LEXP menu appears. With the move-right button, move the cursor to LEXP, and press the enter button. Example: the LEXP (24, 100) EXP screen appears. Set the resolution: With the cursor at the first value within the parentheses, use the move-left and move-right buttons to toggle between 24 (2400 dpi) and 30 (3000 dpi). Press the enter button to save your selection and advance the cursor to the next parameter. Note: The settings for 1200 dpi and 2400 dpi are the same; select the 2400 dpi setting for 1200 dpi output. Set the laser intensity: (You must set laser intensity to a value between 40 and 300.) With the cursor at the 100s place, use the move-left and move-right buttons to enter the value in the 100s place. Press the enter button to move the cursor to the 10s place and enter the correct number. Press the enter button to move to the 1s place and enter the correct number.

5.

6. 7.

Press the enter button when all three numbers are correct, and then press the menu button to save the setting. Select the exposure pattern for either coarse or fine adjustment: In the LEXP (24, 100) EXP menu, with the cursor at EXP, press the enter button. Example: the EXP (FINE) EXEC screen appears.

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8.

Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between FINE and COARSE, and push the enter button to make your selection and begin the exposure test.

The following diagram illustrates an exposure test.

EXPOSURE TEST DIAGRAM

Light intensity setting value FINE : -6 COARSE : -42

FINE : -4 COARSE : -28

FINE : -2 COARSE : -14 4 mm

Line and space in the primary scanning direction Line and space in the secondary scanning direction 100% exposure 45 50% dots 5% and 95% dots
FINE : +2 COARSE : +14

4 mm 7 mm 7 mm 7 mm

The value currently set on the OCP

FINE : +4 COARSE : +28

Resolution identification lines 2400 dpi: 5 lines 3000 dpi: 6 lines Resolution identification lines

FINE : +6 COARSE : +42

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Evaluating an Exposure Test


Refer to the exposure test diagram and locate the group of strips on your exposure test for the value currently set. Within this group, locate the strip labeled 5% and 95% dots, and the strip labeled 45 50% dots. View these strips through a microscope. Following is an example of the exposure pattern in the 5% and 95% dots strip. In an optimum exposure, like this one, the white and black dots are the same size. If the white dots are smaller, under exposure is indicated. If the black dots are smaller, over exposure is indicated.

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Following is an example of the exposure pattern in the 45 50% dots strip. In an optimum exposure, like this one, the white and black squares are the same size. If the white squares are smaller, under exposure is indicated. If the black squares are smaller, over exposure is indicated.

If the exposure patterns are underexposed, evaluate the same strips in the next groups of strips in the positive direction. If the exposure patterns are over exposed, evaluate the same strips in the next groups of strips in the negative direction. Set the laser intensity to the value that corresponds to the group of strips that contains the best exposure.

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Further Evaluation
As a further check and balance you can evaluate the strip labeled Line and space in the primary scanning direction, and the strip labeled Line and space in the secondary scanning direction strip. (Refer to the exposure test diagram.) Line and space in the primary scanning direction Following is a diagram of the line and space in the primary scanning direction strip. It shows the optimum exposure in the primary scanning direction. The lines and spaces in the primary scanning direction should be the same widths as the lines and spaces in the secondary scanning direction. (A and a are equal, B and b are equal,...., H and h are equal.) The width varies in the primary scanning direction by one dot.
A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h

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Line and space in the secondary scanning direction Following is a diagram of the line and space in the secondary scanning direction strip. It shows the optimum exposure in the secondary scanning direction. The lines and spaces in the secondary scanning direction should be the same widths as the lines and spaces in the primary scanning direction. (I and i are equal, J and j are equal....P and p are equal.

Primary scanning direction

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Unloading the Plate


Use the following procedure to unload a plate. 1. 2. 3. Refer to the Menu Tiers Chart in Chapter 3, Using the OCP, to navigate to the UNLOAD LEXP menu. With the cursor at UNLOAD, press the enter button. The UNLOAD EXEC screen appears. With the cursor at EXEC, press the enter button. The display changes to Unloading... as the plate unload starts. After the plate is unloaded, the display changes to Complete..., and the loaded lamp turns off.

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Chapter 6

Preference Settings
Palladio User Guide

Introduction
This chapter provides instructions for setting two preferences:
s s

Selecting Buzzer Operation Changing the SCSI-ID Number

Selecting Buzzer Operation


You can program the Palladio to give an audible response when a button on the OCP panel is pressed or when the Palladio performs certain operations. OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE EXPOSURE FEED DIMM SCSI VER BUZZER
MENU ENT.

BUZZER:

ON

Use the following procedure to enable or disable buzzer operation. 1. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The following menu appears: CHANGE CAS-COND 2. 3. 4. Press the move-right button until the SCSI VER BUZZER menu appears. Move the cursor to BUZZER and press the enter button. Example: the BUZZER: ON screen displays. Using the move-left and move-right buttons, toggle between ON and OFF, and press the enter button to save your selection.

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Changing the SCSI-ID Number


The SCSI-ID is a number used to distinguish the Palladio from other SCSI devices connected to the host computer. The SCSI-ID command checks and changes the SCSI-ID that is currently specified. OCP Reference
CHANGE CAS-COND CASSETTE PRESS TYPE EXPOSURE FEED DIMM SCSI VER BUZZER
MENU ENT.

SCSI-ID:

05

Use the following procedure to change the SCSI-ID number. 1. Use the menu button to put the Palladio offline. The following menu appears: CHANGE CAS-COND 2. 3. 4. 5.

Press the move-right button until the SCSI VER BUZZER menu appears. With the cursor at SCSI press the enter button. Example: the SCSI-ID: 05 screen displays. Use the move-left and move-right buttons to change the ID number. It must be set between 0 and 15. Press the enter button to save your selection. Note: After changing the SCSI-ID number, you must reboot the system.

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Chapter 7

Maintenance
Palladio User Guide

Introduction
This chapter provides instructions and guidelines for maintaining your Palladio. A Maintenance and Inspection Chart is included at the end of this chapter. The information is presented in the following sections:
s s s s s s

Removing Punch Chaff Cleaning the Dust Removal Roller Cleaning the Transfer Belts and Support Rollers Cleaning the Table Cleaning the Discharge Roller Maintenance and Inspection Chart

Removing Punch Chaff


If your system has an optional punch unit, you must periodically remove the punch chaff.

Note: The message Punch dust full appears after 1000 punch operations have been performed.

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When this messages appears, use the following procedure to remove the punch chaff: 1. Open the plate supply doors.

Plate supply doors (doors A)

2.

Pull up both lock levers on the plate supply unit.

Plate supply unit lock lever

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Close the plate supply doors. Gently pull the plate supply unit away from the main unit, out to the stops.

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4.

Remove the thumb screw that secures each punch chaff box. Pull out each punch chaff box and remove the chaff.

Thumb screw

Punch chaff boxes

5. 6. 7. 8.

Re-install each punch chaff box and secure it with a thumb screw. Gently push the plate supply unit back to its original position. Open the plate supply doors and push down both lock levers on the plate supply unit. Close the plate supply doors.

CAUTION: Verify that the plate supply unit is securely locked.

9.

Press the enter button to reset the message.

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Cleaning the Dust Removal Roller


1. 2. Pull the plate supply unit away from the main unit. For instructions see Removing Punch Chaff in this chapter. Loosen the thumb screw that secures the plate supply maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle. Use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Slowly rotate the jam correction handle and wipe the dust removal roller.
Dust removal roller

3.

Jam correction handle

Plate supply maintenance cover

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Close the plate supply unit maintenance cover and re-install the thumb screw. Gently push the plate supply unit back to its original position. Open the plate supply doors and push down both lock levers on the plate supply unit. Close the plate supply doors. Press the enter button to reset the message.

CAUTION: Verify that the plate supply unit is securely locked.

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Cleaning the Transfer Belts and Support Rollers


Plate Supply Input Area
1. 2. Open the plate supply doors. Loosen the thumb screw that secures the plate supply maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle.

Rollers

Transfer belts

3.

Use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Slowly rotate the jam correction handle and wipe the transfer belts and support rollers. Close the plate supply unit maintenance cover, and re-install the thumb screw. Close the plate supply doors.

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Plate Supply Output Area


1. 2. Pull out the plate supply unit. For instructions see Removing Punch Chaff in this chapter. Loosen the thumb screw that secures the plate supply maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle.

Rollers

Transfer belts

3.

Use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Slowly rotate the jam correction handle and wipe the transfer belts and support rollers. Close the plate supply unit maintenance cover and re-install the thumb screw. Gently push the plate supply unit back to its original position. Push down both lock levers on the plate supply unit. Press the enter button to reset the message.

4. 5. 6. 7.

CAUTION: Verify the plate supply unit is securely fixed.

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Cleaning the Table


1. 2. 3. Pull out the plate supply unit. For instructions see Removing Punch Chaff in this chapter. Open the main unit top door (door C). Wipe the table surface with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol.
Table

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Inspect the plate picker vacuum holes. Clean the holes if they are clogged. Close the main unit top door. Gently push the plate supply unit back to its original position. Open the plate supply doors and push down both lock levers on the plate supply unit. Close the plate supply doors. Press the enter button to reset the message.

CAUTION: Verify the plate supply unit is securely fixed.

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Cleaning the Discharge Roller


1. 2. Open the plate discharge unit top door (door D). Use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Lift one end of the roller. Rotate the roller and wipe it.

Plate discharge upper roller

3. 4.

Re-install the discharge roller. Close the discharge unit top door.

Maintenance and Inspection Chart


Print out this chart on the following page and use it to track the maintenance and inspection of your Palladio.

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Month Date 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Year

Palladio Maintenance and Inspection Chart


Person in charge:

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

ITEM Period Monthly Weekly Day

PROCEDURE

Punch chaff

Collect punch chaff

Dust removal roller, discharge roller

Dampen a lint free cloth with isopropyl alcohol and clean rollers. Weekly

Table

Dampen a lint free cloth with isopropyl alcohol and clean rollers. Inspect the picker vacuum holes. Clean the holes if they are clogged. Monthly

Transfer belt

Dampen a lint free cloth with isopropyl alcohol and clean rollers.

1. 2.

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Chapter 8

Troubleshooting
Palladio User Guide

Introduction
This chapter provides troubleshooting information for error conditions that may occur during operation of the Palladio. You may become aware of these error conditions through an OCP error display or unexpected poor results.

Image and Plate Size Errors


The relationship between image size, plate size and gripping position must be properly specified. This section explains error messages that occur when one or more of these parameters are set incorrectly.

A_GRIP

The maximum output size for Palladio (635 x 754 mm)

Current plate size


GRIP

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Parameter Value Invalid Error


This message indicates that the image size exceeds the maximum plate size that Palladio can handle.

Image

.........
Max. Size

.........

Material (Plate) Length and Width Errors


When the image size exceeds the specified plate size, one of the following errors occur:
s s

Material width is too small Material length is too short


Max. Size

.............
Image Width Plate size

.............
Length

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When the image size is within the maximum allowable plate size, but exceeds the selected plate size, the plate cannot be imaged. When this condition occurs, one of the following messages displays:
s s

Material width is too small Material length is too short

Image Size Error


When the image size is larger than the difference of the plate size and the sum of the leading gripper and and trailing gripper, output is not possible.
Plate size
...................

Image

A_GRIP ..............................

..............................
...................
GRIP

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Gripper Margin Error


When the image size is smaller than the difference of the plate size and the sum of the gripper margin and trailing gripper edge, the Palladio determines that the gripper margin and the trailing gripper edge are not included in the image, and images the plate by adding the gripper margin and the trailing gripper edge automatically.
Plate size
A_GRIP .........................................................

Image

.........................................................
GRIP

A_GRIP

GRIP

The image centering function is automatically activated when the plate is imaged.

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Error Display and Error Reset


When an error message is displayed, all system operations stop. To reset the error message, press the enter button. Some errors messages, such as Shut the door, cannot be reset until the error condition has been corrected.

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Error Messages and Other Messages


Message
Shut the door (A) Shut the door (B) Shut the door (C) Shut the door (D) Change Cassette Set Plate Cas Cant close Cas

Corrective Action
Plate supply unit front door is open. Close the door. Plate supply unit is detached from the main unit. Connect the plate supply unit. Main unit top door is open. Close the top door. Plate discharge unit door is open. Close the door. Replace the cassette. The cassette is not set. Set the cassette. The cassette shutter could not be closed. Check if a plate is caught in the cassette shutter, and remove it if necessary. If no plate is caught, contact your local service representative. The cassette shutter could not be opened. Contact your local service representative. There are no more plates. Fill the cassette. Load the plate. Remove the interleaf from the plate supply unit. Remove the plate from the plate supply unit. Remove the plate from the Palladio main unit. Remove the plate from the plate discharge unit. Remove the interleaf from the plate supply unit. Fan 1 is damaged. Fan 2 is damaged. Fan 3 is damaged. The processor is not powered on. Turn on the power supply to the processor. The processor is not ready.

Cant open Cas Plate empty Load the Plate Interleaf error Plate exist (A) Plate exist (B) Plate exist (C) Interleaf exist FAN1 trouble FAN2 trouble FAN3 trouble P.D. power off P.D. not ready

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Message
P.D. error P.D. busy Punch dust full Restart DL-Mode Mode Mismatch

Corrective Action
An error occurred in the processor. Reset the error. The processor is busy. The punch chaff box is full. Collect the punch chaff. I/F program has been deleted. Contact your local service representative. The DIPSW setting on the MCON board is wrong. Check the DIPSW setting on the MCON board. Contact your local service representative. Download operation has failed. Check that no plate exists in the plate supply unit. Check that no interleaf exists in the plate supply unit. The value set for the gripper margin is out of the specified range. Re-enter correct value. The value set for the trailing gripper margin is out of the specified range. Re-enter correct value. The value set for the distance from the plate edge for punching (A punch system) is out of the specified range. Re-enter correct value. The value set for the distance from the plate edge for punching (B punch system) is out of the specified range. Re-enter correct value. The value set for the distance from the plate edge for punching is out of the specified range. Re-enter correct value. The size of the plate in the cassette mounted to the Palladio does not match the set length of the grip margin. Re-enter correct value. Unload the plate. Set the plate via the main unit top door. This message occurs in manual mode. Open the plate supply doors and remove the light-shielding sheet or interleaf. The stop button was pressed. The operation is suspended.

Download error Check Plate (A) Check Interleaf GRIP size error AGRIP size error A.EDGE size error

B.EDGE size error

EDGE size error

Plate size error

Unload the Plate Set the Plate Remove Sheet Stop

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Message
Plate jam (A1)

Corrective Action
A plate jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Plate Supply Unit Jam in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Plate Supply Unit Jam in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter. A plate jam has been caused by an interleaf jam in the plate supply unit. Remove the interleaf following the specified procedure. A plate jam occurred between the plate supply unit and the main unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the main unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the main unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate discharge unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate discharge unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate discharge unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter. A plate jam occurred in the plate discharge unit. Remove the plate following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter. An interleaf jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the interleaf following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter.

Plate jam (A2)

Plate jam (A3)

Plate jam (A4)

Plate jam (A5)

Plate jam (B1)

Plate jam (B2)

Plate jam (B3)

Plate jam (C2)

Plate jam (C3)

Plate jam (C4)

Plate jam (C7)

Interleaf jam (1)

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Message
Interleaf jam (2)

Corrective Action
An interleaf jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the interleaf following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter. An interleaf jam occurred in the plate supply unit. Remove the interleaf following the specified procedure. See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter. An error occurred during exposure. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred when exposure started. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred when exposure started. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred with the polygon mirror. Contact your local service representative. Initial communication failed after engaging the power supply. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the operation for detecting the main motor origin point. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the operation for detecting the main motor origin point. Contact your local service representative. The table overran and triggered the limit switch during the main motor operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the operation for detecting the positioning motor origin point. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the operation for detecting the positioning motor origin point. Contact your local service representative. The punch unit overran and triggered the limit switch during the main motor operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the pad motor operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the pad motor operation. Contact your local service representative.
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Interleaf jam (3)

Machine error 12 Machine error 14 Machine error 15 Machine error 16 Machine error 30

Machine error 31

Machine error 32

Machine error 33

Machine error 41

Machine error 42

Machine error 43

Machine error 51 Machine error 52

Message
Machine error 55 Machine error 56 Machine error 57 Machine error 58

Corrective Action
An error occurred during the nip roller operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the nip roller operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the punch operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the processor shutters opening/ closing operation. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred during the processor shutters opening/ closing operation. Contact your local service representative. A SCSI parity error was detected. Contact your local service representative. RS communication error was detected in the engine section. Restart Palladio. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. RS communication error was detected in the engine section. Restart Palladio. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative.

Machine error 59

I/F error 1 Serial error 01

Serial error 00

Image error

I/F com. error 1

I/F com. error 2

I/F com. error 3

I/F error 2

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Message
I/F error 3

Corrective Action
SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. SCSI communication error occurred. Restart the system. If this error is detected frequently, contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. An error occurred in the power supply unit. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative. Interface board error occurred. Contact your local service representative.

I/F error 4

SRAM PCB error 1 SRAM PCB error 2 SRAM PCB error 3 No Support DIMM DIMM Verify err 3.3V Reg. error Compress error Decompress error DIMM Overflow

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811

Plate Jam Correction


When a plate jam error message appears, use the procedure on the page referenced below to remove the plate.

WARNING: Wear non-slip protective gloves when handling plates.

s s s s s s s s s s

Plate jam (A1). See Plate Supply Unit Jam in this chapter Plate jam (A2). See Plate Supply Unit Jam in this chapter Plate jam (A3). See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter Plate jam (A4). See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter Plate jam (B1). See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter Plate jam (B2). See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter Plate jam (B3). See Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table in this chapter Plate jam (C2). See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter Plate jam (C3). See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter Plate jam (C4). See Plate Discharge Side Jam in this chapter

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Use this procedure when either of the following plate jam error messages appears on the display:
s s

Plate jam (A1) Plate jam (A2)

Procedure: 1. 2. Open the plate supply doors (doors A). If a plate jams in the transfer rollers, loosen the thumb screw that secures the plate supply maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle.

Plate supply unit maintenance cover

Plate supply doors (doors A)

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3.

Hold the picker unit by the handles and rotate it up.

Picker unit

Handles

4.

Secure the hook to the fixing bracket, which is mounted under the top of the plate supply unit cabinet.
Top of the plate supply unit

Fixing bracket

Hook

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5.

To remove the plate, turn the jam correction handle counterclockwise as you pull out the plate.
Jam correction handle

6. 7. 8.

If a plate jams in an area other than the transfer rollers, you can simply pull out the plate. Return the picker unit to its original position. Close the plate supply doors.

Jam Between Plate Supply Unit and Table


Use this procedure when any of the following plate jam error messages appears on the display:
s s s s s

Plate jam (A3) Plate jam (A4) Plate jam (B1) Plate jam (B2) Plate jam (B3)

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Procedure: 1. Using both hands, open the main unit top door (door C).
Main unit top door (door C)

2.

When a plate jams in the transfer rollers, loosen the thumb screw that secures the plate supply maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle.
Jam correction handle

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3.

Turn the jam correction handle clockwise to unload the plate. Remove the plate from the table.

Plate

4. 5.

Close the maintenance cover and re-install the thumb screw. Close the plate supply unit top door.

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Plate Discharge Side Jam


Use this procedure when any of the following plate jam error messages appears on the display:
s s s s

Plate jam (C2) Plate jam (C3) Plate jam (C4) Plate jam (C7)

CAUTION: When the leading edge of the plate is in the processor, remove the plate following the instructions described in the processor user guide. If you pull the plate toward the Palladio system, you may damage the processor.

Procedure: 1. Open the plate discharge unit top door (door D).

Discharge unit top door (door D)

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2.

Remove the upper roller of the plate discharge unit.

Plate discharge upper roller

CAUTION: The plate discharge upper roller must be kept clean.

3.

Remove the plate.

Plate

4. 5.

Re-install the plate discharge upper roller. Close the plate discharge unit top door.

Troubleshooting

819

Interleaf Jam Correction


Use the procedures in this section when any of the following interleaf jam error messages appear on the display:
s s s

Interleaf jam (1) Interleaf jam (2) Interleaf jam (3)

Insertion Opening Interleaf Jam


Procedure: 1. 2. Open the plate supply doors (doors A). If the interleaf jam is in the transfer rollers, loosen the thumb screw that secures the plate supply maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle.

Plate supply unit maintenance cover

Plate supply doors (doors A)

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3. 4.

Rotate the picker unit up and secure the hook to the bracket. To remove the interleaf, turn the jam correction handle counterclockwise as you pull out the interleaf.
Jam correction handle

5. 6. 7.

If a interleaf misfed in an area other than the transfer rollers, you can simply pull the interleaf out. Return the picker unit to its original position. Close the plate supply doors.

Troubleshooting

821

Interleaf Jam in Intermediate Area


Procedure: 1. Open the plate supply doors.

Plate supply doors (doors A)

2. 3.

Remove the trolley. Pull up both lock levers on the plate supply unit.

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4.

Close the plate supply doors. Gently pull the plate supply unit away from the main unit, out to the stops.

5.

Use the handle to raise the guide at the rear of the plate supply unit and remove the interleaf. If the interleaf jam is in the transfer rollers, loosen the thumb screw that secures the maintenance cover. Open the cover and turn the jam correction handle to remove the interleaf.

Guide

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6. 7.

Close the maintenance cover and re-install the thumb screw. Push the plate supply unit back to its original position. Push down the lock levers.

CAUTION: Verify that the plate supply unit is securely attached.

Interleaf Jam in Discharge Side


Procedure: 1. 2. Open the plate supply doors (doors A). Remove the cassette trolley from the plate supply unit.

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3.

If the interleaf is misfed in the transfer rollers, loosen the thumb screw that secures the maintenance cover. Open the maintenance cover to gain access to the jam correction handle. Turn the jam correction handle clockwise as you pull out the interleaf.
Plate supply unit maintenance cover Jam correction handle

4.

5.

When the interleaf is misfed in a location other than the transfer rollers, you can simply pull out the interleaf. If it is difficult to remove the interleaf, loosen the screws that secure both sides of the guide and then remove the interleaf.

Guide screw Guide screw Interleaf

6. 7.

Re-install the trolley. Close the plate supply doors.

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Processing Unexposed Data


When an error occurs after data transmission from the host computer is complete, the data is stored in the image buffer. After the error is corrected, the Palladio attempts to image the data. If the data cannot be imaged automatically, do one of the following:
s s

Set the Palladio to offline mode and image the stored data Delete the image data in memory

OCP Reference
Remote
MENU MENU

CHANGE CAS-COND

CASSETTE PRESS

TYPE

EXPOSURE

FEED
MENU

DIMM
ENT.

DIMM:OUT

CLEAR

Image Data Offline


1. 2. 3. 4. Press the menu button to display the first command tier. Use the move-right button to display the FEED DIMM screen. Move the cursor to DIMM. Press the enter button. The DIMM: OUT CLEAR screen appears. To image the data in memory, press the enter button. When data for more than one image is present, the data is processed in the order that it was received from the host computer. If no data exists in the image buffer, the message Complete displays and the operation stops.

Delete Data
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Press the menu button to display the first command. Use the move-right button to display the FEED DIMM screen. Move the cursor to DIMM. Press the enter button. The DIMM: OUT CLEAR screen appears. Move the cursor to CLEAR. Press the enter button. The DIMM-CLEAR EXEC screen appears. To delete all image data, press the enter button.

Appendix

Specifications
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Palladio Platesetter Specifications


Laser source Primary scanning mechanism Secondary scanning mechanism Plate type Plate size Violet laser diode (typically 405 nm, 5 mW) Six-sided polygon mirror scanner Flatbed feeding by stepping motor Violet-sensitive silver aluminum plate, positive or negative For a plate thickness of 0.2 to 0.3 mm (0.008 to 0.012): 280 x 450 mm to 635 x 754 mm (11.024 x 17.716 to 24.999 x 29.685) For a plate thickness of 0.15 mm (0.006) 280 x 450 mm to 460 x 550 mm (11.024 x 17.716 to 18.110 x 21.653 Plate thickness Image size 0.15 to 0.3 mm (0.0059 to 0.0118) Maximum 575 x 754 mm (22.638 to 29.685) Dot quality assurance: 550 mm (21.653) or less of primary scanning. 1200 dpi, 2400 dpi, 3000 dpi 7.4 mm/s at 1200, 2400 dpi 4.8 mm/s at 3000 dpi 20 plates per hour at 1200, 2400 dpi 15 plates per hour at 3000 dpi Automatic loading (with automatic interleaf removal) or manual loading Plate unloading to the processor Maximum stock volume: 50 plates (same size), carrier integrated type SCSI-2, 16 bit 1 GB memory (SDRAM DIMM) Spare plate cassette (carrier integrated type) Punch system (maximum of 2 systems and 5 blocks) Expansion memory Differential SCSI board SCSI cable (3 m) SCSI cable (20 m)

Resolution Exposure speed Productivity Plate loading Plate unloading Plate cassette Interface Image buffer Options

Specifications

A1

External dimensions Weight Power supply Installation environment (during operation) Installation environment (during pause) Storage and transportation environment

1985 x 1394 x 1295 mm (W x D x H) (78.15 x 54.88 x 50.98) Approximately 600 kg (1322.77 pounds) Single phase 200 to 240 V (50/60 Hz), 3.5 A, 0.7 kW, 600 kcal, 2300 BTU 21 to 25C (69.8 to 77F), 50 to 70% RH 15 to 33C (59 to 91.4F), 30 to 80% RH 0 to 50C (32 to 122F), 10 to 80% RH (noncondensing)

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A
adjustment, coarse 51 adjustment, fine 51 Agfa Corporation i A-GRIP 419 Apogee PrintDrive viii, 221, 41 automatic load 222, 431

D
date 42 discharge roller 89 disclaimer i display window 31, 33 distance from plate edge to punch 421 docking the cassette trolley 218

B
buffer 826 buzzer 61

E
enter button 17, 32 entering settings 34 error display 85 error messages 31, 33

C
cassette 13, 15, 43 cassette ID number 29, 45 cassette information 29, 43, 44 cassette number identification label 29, 43 cassette, dedicated 43 cassette, multiple-use 43 centering the image 423 change cassette 24 cleaning 88, 89 command buttons 17, 31 commands 33, 34, 38 components 14

error messages table 86 error reset 85 error, gripper margin 84 error, parameter value invalid 82 errors, image and plate size 81 errors, material length and width 82 exposure pattern 51, 54, 55 exposure speed A1 exposure test 51, 54

F
features 12 fixing bracket 26 fixing guide 212

Index

I1

G
GRIP 418 grip direction 415, 418, 419 gripper 415 gripper margin 46, 84

L
laser intensity 37, 425, 426, 52 leading gripper margin 418 loaded light 17, 32 loading method 431 loading plates into the cassette 29 lock levers 25, 26

H
horizontal positioning guide 214, 216 host computer 222, 31 Maintenance and Inspection Chart 89 manual load 220, 431

I
image buffer 826, A1 image exposure 46 image size 83, A1 initializing 22 interleaf 27 interleaf collection box 27

manual load mode 432 manual mode 222 maximum image size 12 menu button 32 Menu Tiers Chart 311 messages table 86 move-left button 17, 32, 38 move-right button 17, 32, 35, 38 multi output mode 428

J
jam, interleaf 820 jam, plate 812 jam, plate discharge side 818 jam, plate supply unit and table 815

N
negative 427 negative/positive 425, 427

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O
OCP 13, 17, 23, 31 offline mode 22, 32, 35, 39, 310 offline status 17 OLP 18 online light 17, 22, 31 online mode 22, 32, 35, 39 online processor 18 online status 17 operation menu 33, 34 operator control panel 13, 17, 23, 31 output mode 428

PrintDrive 222, 41 printing press information 414 printing press number 46, 414 processor ix, 12, 13, 222 productivity 12, A1 protective covers 19 punch 46, 48, 415, 420 punch chaff 81 punch dust full message 81 punch offset 422 punch, register-type 421 punch, U-cut-type 421

R P
radiation level 19 parts 14 picker unit 25, 218 plate centering 46 plate size 48, A1 plate supply unit 15 plate supply unit jam 813 plate thickness A1 plate type (negative/positive) 425 plate type number 410 plates viii positive 427 PostScript 12 powering off the palladio 222 powering on the Palladio 22 primary scan direction 220, 56 safety information 11, 18 safety instructions 110 safety interlocks 110 SCSI-ID number 62 registration 46, 48, 415, 420 registration punches and notches 420 remaining number of plates 411 resolution 12, 37, 52, A1 retainer spring assembly 213, 216 return to the previous display 32 RIP viii, 221, 222, 41

Index

I3

secondary scan direction 221, 423, 57 secondary scanning direction 423 service 19 set plate 220 shut down power 17 shutter 211, 216 single output mode 428 specifications A1 status lights 17, 31 status messages 33 stop button 17, 32, 310

V
vertical positioning guide 212 virtual cassette 220, 432

T
table 88 time 42 trademarks i trailing gripper edge margin 419 transfer belts 86 trolley 13, 15, 26, 27, 210, 218, 43, 45

U
unexposed data 826 unloading a plate 58

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