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Rockhopper II

Operation Instructions

MUTOH EUROPE N.V.

AP-75090, Rev : 2.1, 13/07/2004

Rockhopper II Operation Instructions

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

COPYRIGHT © 2004 Mutoh Europe N.V. All rights reserved.

This document may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without written permission of the copyright owner. This document is furnished to support the Mutoh Rockhopper II Series Printer. In consideration of the furnishing of the information contained in this document, the party to whom it is given, assumes its custody and control and agrees to the following: The information herein contained is given in confidence, and any part thereof shall not be copied or reproduced without written consent of Mutoh Europe N.V. This document or the contents herein under no circumstances shall be used in the manufacture or reproduction of the article shown and the delivery of this document shall not constitute any right or license to do so.

July 2004 Published: Mutoh Europe N.V., Archimedesstraat 13, B-8400 Oostende, BELGIUM

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durable indoor graphics. Rockhopper II printers are also an excellent choice for durable photo-realistic prints for indoors. vehicle graphics. Mutoh offers a as standard 6-colour (CMYK.V. building and construction announcements. The Rockhopper II Eco-Solvent Plus printer series are offered in three different models. 1641 mm and 2250 mm. Print resolutions offered are 360 x 360 dpi. … Apart from outdoor applications. banners. Rockhopper II application possibilities encompass outdoor poster printing.07” (1651 mm) and 88. long-term backlit signage. For high speed. 1440 x 720 dpi and 1440 x 1440 dpi. with top production speeds of more than 30 m² per hour. Rev. The Rockhopper II is an easy to use printer for your outdoor and indoor print jobs. 2.1. Incorporating 8 colour channels. offering 440 ml ink autonomy per colour and the possibility to double the machine’s speed. the Rockhopper II series printers can be set up for both 6 and 4 colour printing. the user can load 2 x 4 CMYK ink sets. For photo tone output printing. 5 AP-75090.18” (2280 mm). 720 x 360 dpi. 65. 720 x 720 dpi. Printing widths are respectively 1263 mm. POS displays. Ink comes in 220 ml smart-chip ink cassettes. i. Happy printing! Mutoh Europe N. Equipped with a new set of 360 nozzles/colour piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet heads.11” (1273 mm).Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Dear Customer.e. 13/07/04 . the Rockhopper II combines high speed and high quality printing. light cyan & light magenta) Eco-Solvent Plus ink set. 50.

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..........................2..................................................................29 3..............19 2......................................4.. What is in the box?............... ....19 2.... Installation environment requirements.............7....11 1....19 2....................................... Unpacking the stand packaging box.................1........ Turning the power ON........ ..................2....................... Unpacking the packaging box of the main unit......................28 3...............5 Labels in function of transportation . Connecting the printer to your PC.........3.................................................... Installation procedures..................................... Installing the stand.................. ..................................... ......................................... Required space..................18 2... Safety Labels Safety Labels................................................................................ Rockhopper II 4 heater printers ...... 2.......................................27 2...... Unpacking your Rockhopper II printer.......................................................29 3.................................3.....................30 3...................................5.....................................9 1.............................15 2..................................... ..... Assembling the printer..............9 1..2........ 2 or 4 heater... ..............................................Rockhopper II Operation Instructions TABLE OF CONTENTS 1......... Connecting the network interface................................................................. .............................3..................2........2........ ...22 2..............3.......19 2.....................12 1..... Installing the printer..... Operation procedure labels.....4...................3..... System requirements.........................................5.................................4............................................................................................... Installing accessories......................16 2...... Assembling the stand..................... Rev............ Removal of protective packaging material..............................................29 3....7............................. ..............................3......2.................................. .......1..........5......7............................................................4.................................................................4.........20 2...................... ......................... .. Rockhopper II 2 heater printers .............5........30 3.........1.......25 2........................ ..3......................1..................................................2...24 2....................................30 3........................32 3.......................20 2.1........... Accessories box .....................1................... Turning the power ON and install ink cassettes for the first time......3.................... ..............1 MC statement for CE marking.................................................3............................ Sicherheitssymbole......................................13 2...... Location and types of warning labels on front part......26 2......................2..........................7.................................25 2................................... .................... Preparing for a job................. Connecting the Foot Switch......... Connecting the power cable / Disconnect Device................................................................3.................................. Symboles de sécurité..9 1.................4...2...................2.............................. Getting to know the printer parts and components ................ .....28 2........................................................................................................17 2.............................21 2...1.....................3..................... ................................................ Position and function of the heating elements ........5................................................................................... .................................................... 13/07/04 ...2............................................... Connecting the Centronics interface...........................17 2................................ ..2......................................23 2......1......30 3............................................. Selecting cables..............................1.......................... Back ..................................................................... ..............................35 7 AP-75090.10 1..............6.............................................. ...................................2.............22 2...1............ Location and types of warning labels on back part..................7........................ .15 2...............................................1.......4.....1...................... Precautions........................................................ ............10 1......... Stand packaging box........3.....................................3...................................... Installation requirements : selecting an adequate place for setting up your equipment.................................... Packaging box of the main unit..................................7.....3...... Front ....1.......................... Regulatory and safety information.......15 2..........3...........................31 3............

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3.6. Turning the power OFF...........................................................................................................35 3.7. Media Handling.......................................................................................................................36 3.7.1. Loading roll media. ..........................................................................................................36 3.7.2. Loading sheet media. .......................................................................................................36 3.7.3. Setting media type............................................................................................................38 3.8. Controlling the heater elements on the Rockhopper II printer................................................39 3.8.1. Change the rear heater temperature .................................................................................40 3.8.2. Change the dryer temperature ..........................................................................................40 3.8.3. Activate/ deactivate heaters. ............................................................................................40 3.9. Controlling the heater elements on the Rockhopper II 4H printer..........................................41 3.9.1. Change the heater temperature.........................................................................................42 3.9.2. Change the fixer temperature...........................................................................................42 3.9.3. Change the post fixer temperature ...................................................................................42 3.9.4. Change the dryer temperature ..........................................................................................43 3.9.5. Activate/ deactivate heaters. ............................................................................................43 3.10. Details about Rockhopper II media. .....................................................................................44 4. Daily Maintenance. ......................................................................................................................45 4.1. Replacing ink cassettes. ..........................................................................................................45 4.2. Changing ink types. ................................................................................................................46 4.3. Replacing the cutting blade.....................................................................................................47 4.4. Replacing the waste liquid tank. .............................................................................................50 4.5. Cleaning the printer.................................................................................................................51 4.6. Head Cleaning.........................................................................................................................52 4.7. Cleaning the wiper. .................................................................................................................54 5. Understanding the control panel & printer controls................................................................57 5.1. Guided tour around the control panel. ....................................................................................57 5.1.1. Operation Keys. ...............................................................................................................57 5.1.2. LCD monitor and status lamps.........................................................................................58 5.2. Menu mode operations............................................................................................................59 5.2.1. Details of the setup items. ................................................................................................59

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1. REGULATORY AND SAFETY INFORMATION
1.1 MC STATEMENT FOR CE MARKING.
WARNING :

This is a Class A product approved for industrial environments. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case you may be required to take adequate measures.

1.2. PRECAUTIONS.
This equipment complies with radio interference regulations for data processing devices. When used in a residential area, this equipment may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take appropriate corrective measures. Concerning radio interference This product generates weak radio signals and may interfere with radio and television reception if not installed and used correctly. If you suspect that it is causing interference with radio and television reception, try one or more of the following measures: • Change the direction of your reception antennae and feeders • Change the direction of this product • Change the distance between your receiver and this product • Use separate power supply circuits for your receiver and this product Trademarks mentioned in this manual • MUTOH, Rockhopper II, Eco-Solvent Plus, MH-GL, MH-GL2, MH-RTL are trademarks or product names of MUTOH Industries Ltd. • Centronics, Bitronics are trademarks or product names of Centronics Data Computer Corp. • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and MS-DOS are trademarks or product names of Microsoft Corp. • DOS-V is a trademark or product name of IBM (International Business Machines Inc.) • Other names of companies or products are trademarks or product names of the respective companies. Important : • • • • Details of this product and this manual are protected by copyright held by this company and except for legitimate use by individuals, may not be copied, reproduced or distributed in whole or in part. Details contained in this manual may be subject to future alteration without notice. Details contained in this manual are believed to be correct but please contact this company or your dealer if you suspect an error or if a point is not clear. In no event will this company be responsible for the consequences of using this product or this manual.

October 2003 Published : Mutoh Europe NV, Archimedesstraat 13, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium Copyright © October 2003, Mutoh Europe NV All rights reserved.

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1.3. SAFETY LABELS SAFETY LABELS, SYMBOLES DE SÉCURITÉ, SICHERHEITSSYMBOLE
Safety Labels are attached to the internal and external area of the printer to alert you to potentially hazardous situations or conditions. The following safety labels are used in and on the printer: La partie externe et interne de l’imprimante porte des symboles de sécurité à attirer votre attention sur des sources potentielles de danger ou des conditions pouvant être dangereuses. Les leveele de sécurité suivants sont leveeles à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur de l’imprimante: Auf der Innen- und Außenseite des Druckers sind Sicherheitssymbole angebracht, die Sie auf potentielle Gefahrenquellen oder potentiell gefährliche Bedingungen hinweisen sollen. Im und auf dem Drucker werden die nachfolgend aufgeführten Sicherheitssymbole verwendet:

1.3.1. Location and types of warning labels on front part.

No. 1
CAUTION

Type
VORSICHT ATTENTION

> Do not open the front cover or touch the media during printing.This will result in poor image quality. > If no printing is to be done for some time, remove the media and put the hold lever in the up position. Otherwise the media may lift up and become wrinkled and you will not be able to obtain good printing results. > Öffnen Sie wärhend des Druckens die Frontabdeckung nicht und berühren Sie das Druckmaterial nicht. > Wenn Sie wärhend längere Zeit den Drucker nicht benutzen, nehmen Sie das Druckmaterial heraus und stellen Sie den Halthebel in die obersten Position. Sonst kann sich das Druckmaterial aufheben und zerknittern und demzufolge erzielen Sie keine gute Druckergebnisse mehr. > N'ouvrez pas le couvercle quand l'imprimante est en train d'imprimer. Ne touchez pas non plus le papier afin d'éviter que la qualité s'aggrave. > Si vous ne comptez pas imprimer pendant un certain temps, retirez le papier et mettez le levier en position levée. Sinon, le support risque de se soulever et de se froisser et vous n'obtiendrez pas de bonne qualité d'impression.

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CAUTION VORSICHT ATTENTION
> To avoid injury, keep fingers away from the cutter blade. > Um Verletzungen zu vermeiden, berürhen Sie das Schneidemesser nicht. > Ne touchez pas la lame afin d'éviter des blessures. > To avoid injury, do not touch the edge of the steel belt. > Um Verletzungen zu vermeiden, berühren Sie den Stahl-Antriebsriemen nicht . > Ne touchez pas la courroie de transmission en acier afin d'éviter des blessures.

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DISCONNECT ALL POWER SUPPLY CORDS BEFORE SERVICING. 11 AP-75090.3. No. Rev.2.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions A Only onto the Rockhopper II 4H printer 1. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. WHEN WiNDING UNIT IS PROVIDED. Location and types of warning labels on back part. 2.1. 13/07/04 . 3 Type CAUTION THIS UNIT HAS TWO POWER SUPPLY CORDS.

Read and understand the locations and contents of these labels thoroughly before performing your work. (Label 87” printer) 12 AP-75090. Rev. attachment locations and types of operation procedure labels are explained below. (Label 50” and 64” printer) 6 Installing ink cassettes Number of the Colours Ink Type Eco Solvent 2x4 colours Eco Solvent 1x6 colours 1 Black Black 2 Cyan Slot Number of Ink Cartridge 4 3 5 6 Magenta Yellow Black Cyan Magenta 7 8 4 6 Magenta Yellow Light Cyan Light Magenta Cyan Transition Transition Yellow Liquid Liquid Please note that ink cassettes order is different for 87” printers versus 50” and 64” printers.1. OPERATION PROCEDURE LABELS. 6 Number of the Colours Type Refer to Installing ink cassettes Ink Type Eco Solvent 2x4 colours Eco Solvent 1x6 colours 1 Black Black 2 Yellow Slot Number of Ink Cartridge 4 3 5 6 Cyan Magenta Magenta Yellow Cyan Magenta 7 Yellow Light Cyan 8 Black Light Magenta 4 6 Cyan Transition Transition Liquid Liquid Please note that ink cassettes order is different for 87” printers versus 50” and 64” printers.4.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 1. 13/07/04 . The handling. Your printer has labels which give simple explanations of operations that require particular care. 2. No.

5 LABELS IN FUNCTION OF TRANSPORTATION Nr. Plastic bag with the 8 waste tubes and clamps 13 AP-75090. REMOVE dummy cassettes. 1 2 3 4 5 Description BEFORE powering on printer. BEFORE powering on printer.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 1.1. REMOVE clamp from waste tubes: On right bottom side of machine! Remove dummy cassettes before powering on the printer. Rev. 13/07/04 . REMOVE clamps from waste tubes You can also find a label on each of the 8 dummy cassettes: Dummy cassette. 2. please remove before powering on the printer. BEFORE powering on printer.

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WARNING : Make sure to connect the power cable only after all the steps of the installation procedure are completed. 2490Pa (300kg/m²) or over AC100V . Always use a separate. INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. 12. Caution : • • • • Contact your local MUTOH dealer when installing or moving the printer. The floor should be level and free of vibration. Frontage of 5.1. dust.240V: 6A or more Temperature: 25℃ Humidity: 40% to 60%.7m² (144ft²) or larger. 13/07/04 . Avoid places subject to sudden change of temperature or humidity.120V: 12A or more AC220V .120V or AC220V – 240V 50/60Hz±1Hz AC100V .7ft) or greater. 14.3ft) or greater.7ft) or greater.1. without condensation Temperature: 18℃ to 35℃ Humidity: 40% to 60%. 50” model 64” model 87” model Floor loading capability Electrical Voltage Frequency Capacity Area Environmental Recommended working environment Operational conditions Rate of change Storage environment 11. Choose a place for printer installation following the requirements of the table mentioned below. 2. without condensation (When ink has been discharged.7m² (133ft²) or larger. 2.3m (14. Frontage of 4. INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS: SELECTING AN ADEQUATE PLACE FOR SETTING UP YOUR EQUIPMENT.3m (17.3m² (162ft²) or larger. or direct rays of the sun.7m (15. Frontage of 4. 2.1.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2.) 15 AP-75090.1. Rev. An appropriate location for installing the printer should be selected after referring to the following conditions for the installation site and installation space. Installation environment requirements. earthed power outlet. without condensation Temperature: No more than 2℃per hour Humidity: No more than 5% per hour Temperature: -20℃ to 60℃ Humidity: 5% to 85%.

Required space. Install the product on a flat surface that fulfils the following conditions.1.1.2. 2. 16 AP-75090.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. 13/07/04 . Rev.

Caution : • • When unpacking this product. Take out the packaging box of the waste fluid tank.1. Holding the unit with the vinyl plastic wrapping can result in slippage and dropping the unit. Remove the restraining bands.2.2. Rev. 1 = Top board 2 = Packaging material (right upper side) 3 = Packaging material (left upper side) 4 = Scroller Step 4 : Remove the outer boards and take out the accessory box. 2. Remove the top board and take out the packaging material (right upper side and left upper side) and the scroller. resulting in damage. always work with at least four people. Unpack the package of the main unit according to the following procedure. UNPACKING YOUR ROCKHOPPER II PRINTER.1.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. always remove the vinyl plastic while holding the side of the product. Unpacking the packaging box of the main unit. 1 = Outer Board 2 = Accessory box 3 = Packaging box of the waste fluid tank 17 AP-75090. Step 1 : Step 2 : Step 3 : Move the packaging of the main unit to the location to unpack. 13/07/04 . When removing this product from the packaging box. 2.

1. stay and the four packaging materials. 1 = Stay 2 = Foot 3 = Packaging material 18 AP-75090. 2. 13/07/04 . Open the package and take out the foot. Unpacking the stand packaging box.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. Unpack the package of the stand according to the following procedure.2.2. Step 1 : Step 2 : Move the packaging box of the stand to the location to unpack. Rev.

Stand packaging box.1. inspect to make sure that the unit is not damaged and that all necessary parts are present.3. 1 2 Main unit Waste Fluid Tank 1 set 1 set 3 Accessories box 1 set 2.3. 2. 2. 1 2 Stay Foot 1 set 2 19 AP-75090.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. WHAT IS IN THE BOX? After unpacking the package box. 13/07/04 .3.1. Rev.3. Accessories box 1 2 3 4 5 6 Power cable Tube clamp Foot switch Hexagon socket head cap screw (M6 x 30) Hexagon socket head cap screw (M6 x 16) Assembly tool (Hexagon wrench: diagonal diameter 5mm) 1 2 1 8 8 1 7 8 9 10 11 Cable clamp Screw driver User's Guide Quick Start Manual Installation sheets 3 1 1 1 2.2.3. Packaging box of the main unit.

4.1. Media setting and replacement Cutter blade replacement Clearing cleaning wiper Media jamming This roller is used to press the media from above and keep it flat when printing. Open and/or close the cover only when performing the following operations. 20 AP-75090.1. Rev. This protects users from electric shock caused by touching the internal electrical parts. 1 2 3 Name Operation Panel Ink compartment Front cover 4 5 Pressure roller(s) Maintenance cover 6 Stand 7 8 Media cut groove Cassette cover 9 10 Foot switch Paper Guide Function This panel is used to set operational conditions. GETTING TO KNOW THE PRINTER PARTS AND COMPONENTS 2. 13/07/04 . Motorized roll-up/roll-off system Take-up system + scroller receiver Only onto the Rockhopper II 4H printer! Used to cut the media straight when it is cut manually.4. Support the media during printing In the Rockhopper II it houses post-heater (dryer). In the Rockhopper II 4H it houses the fixer. This cover protects the operator from the drive parts of the printer while it is operating.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. The following item is available for installation. This is the place for installing ink cassettes. This stand is used to install the printer on a surface flat floor. the status of the printer and other functions. 2. post-fixer and dryer. Only onto the Rockhopper II printer! This is a cover to protect the user from the internal components of the unit. This is opened during following operation : When cleaning the cleaning wiper This switch is used to raise and lower the pressure rollers. The cover is opened when expansion memory (optional) is installed and is closed for normal use. Front No.

Close it with the cover. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Name AC inlet Interface connector Foot switch connector Insertion slot Interface slot 1 Interface slot 2 Interface slot 3 Hard disk slot Nameplate rating Rear Heater Function This is the inlet interface to which the power plug is connected. serial number. name. This is the connector to which the foot switch cable is attached. This is the slot for inserting media when loading it. Supports the media during printing and houses the pre-heaters. 2. Back No. rating and other details of the printer are labelled here.4. The type. The hard disk attaches here. 13/07/04 . Rev.2.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. This is not used for this printer. 21 AP-75090. keep the cover closed.1. This is the connector to which the interface cable is connected. The network interface board attaches here. When not using a hard disk.

Pre heater A: 50°C b.5. This has now been implemented as follows: 1) For user 1 and user 8 default settings are as follows: a. → Applying heating immediately after printing improves ink/media anchorage. asking the heaters to be on by default for a few user settings. Dryer D: 50°C 2) For users 2 7. 13/07/04 . Rockhopper II 2 heater printers Heater element Pre-heater (Heater A) Temperature 20 – 50°C Function → Open the pores to make the media more receptive for eco-solvent plus ink. → The dryer helps to make the media touch-dry before it reaches the automatic take-up system. POSITION AND FUNCTION OF THE HEATING ELEMENTS Notes : • To verify if your printer is equipped with 2 or 4 heaters. Notes : • Please note some RIP software do not allow selection of the user from software side. Rev. please refer to the chapter “Appendix”.5.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. they do automatically activate user 8. 2.1. by default the heaters are still OFF. however. 2. In some cases.1. Dryer (Heater D) 20 – 50°C There have been a number of requests from the field. 22 AP-75090.

→ To establish optimum fixation onto the media (coated and uncoated). Fixer B: 55°C c. Post Fixer C: 50°C d. by default the heaters are still OFF. Rev. This has now been implemented as follows: 1) For user 1 and user 8 default settings are as follows: a. Rockhopper II 4 heater printers Heater element Pre-heater (Heater A) Temperature 20 – 50°C Function → Open the pores to make the media more receptive for eco-solvent plus ink. → The dryer completes the drying for compatibility with the take-up in combination with higher output speeds. → The post-fixer finalizes the fixation process and helps to make the prints touch-dry. Fixer (Heater B) 20 – 70°C Post-Fixer (Heater C) 20 – 70°C Dryer (Heater D) 20 – 50°C There have been a number of requests from the field.5. In some cases. 13/07/04 . → Stickiness of printed banner materials is improved. 2. asking the heaters to be on by default for a few user settings.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. Notes : • Please note some RIP software do not allow selection of the user from software side. → Optimizes the dot gain control. Dryer D: 50°C 2) For users 2 7. they do automatically activate user 8.2. however.1. Pre heater A: 50°C b. 23 AP-75090.

6. Rockhopper II 2 heater printer Rockhopper II 4 heater printer 24 AP-75090. 2 OR 4 HEATER To verify if your printer is equipped with 2 or 4 heaters.1. please refer to the photo’s mentioned below. 13/07/04 . 2. Rev.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2.

7. X = wide Y = narrow 1 = stay 2 = foot 3 = plain washer 4 = spring rock washer 5 =hexagon socket head cap screw Step 3 : Assembling the stand is completed. 2. ASSEMBLING THE PRINTER.1. 2. Attach the two feet on the bottom of the stay as shown. Attach the following parts to each foot: • Plain washers (each 4) • Spring rock washers (each 4) • Hexagon socket head cap screws (each 4) Tighten the hexagon socket head cap screws to install the feet using the assembly tool. Rev. always work with four people or more. When assembling the printer.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2.1. Step 1 : Step 2 : Place the stand upside down as shown in the figure below.7. Assembling the stand. Install the foot to the stay according to the following procedure. 13/07/04 . Caution : • When assembling this product. please follow the instructions below. Assemble the stand according to the following procedure. 25 AP-75090.

With at least four persons. Fully insert the spacer between the stand and the unit.7. Install the stand to the main unit according to the following procedure. tighten the hexagon socket head cap screws to install the stand. c. Loosen the hexagon screws. Combine the different type of spacers to minimize the gap between the unit and the stand. 13/07/04 . Rev. 1 = Stand 2 = Main Unit Place the main unit on the stand. please follow the instructions mentioned below : a. 26 AP-75090. b. Step 7 : Installing the stand is completed. lift up the main unit by holding it by the handles. Tighten the hexagon screws. Attach the following parts to the stand : Plain Washer (8) Spring rock washers (8) Hexagon socket head cap screws (8) 3 = Handle Step 3 : Step 4 : 1 = Stand 2 = Hexagon socket head cap screw 3 = Spring rock washer 4 = Plain washer Step 5 : Step 6 : Using the assembly tool.1. If this is the case. It is possible that there is some space between the stand and the unit. Installing the stand. 2. Step 1 : Step 2 : Place the stand with its feet on the floor.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2.2.

1 = Front cover Step 4 : Removal of protective packaging material is completed. Rev. Remove the two anti-rubbing materials on the top of the main unit. Open the front cover. 2. Removal of protective packaging material. 1 = anti-rubbing material Step 3 : Remove the head unit fixture material from inside the front cover according to the following procedure. Remove the head unit fixture material. Protective packaging material is attached on following locations of this product. 13/07/04 .Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2. 27 AP-75090. Remove all protective packaging materials according to the following procedure.1. 1 = Wing bolt 2 = Head unit fixture material Close the front cover.7.3. Step 1 : Step 2 : Remove tape from all parts of the product. 1 = Front cover Remove the two wing bolts. Notes : Be careful not to pinch your fingers when opening and closing the front cover.

please refer to the User’s Guide “Handling roll media on a Falcon II series printer and Rockhopper II series printer”. Installing accessories To install accessories. Jiggle the printer to make sure that it’s stable. Step 1 : Step 2 : Step 3 : Step 4 : Move the product to where it will be installed.4. Rotate the adjusters in the direction shown on the figure to make the printer stable. Lock the casters. Rev. roll-off/roll-up system and waste fluid tank. Installing the printer. 2. To install the printer. take-up system.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 2.5.7. follow the instructions below. 1 = Adjuster 2 = Caster 28 AP-75090.7. Caution : • Before powering ON the unit. make sure the waste bottle is installed. such scroller receivers. 13/07/04 .1. 2.

Notes : 64” and 87” only. The disconnect device is the plug on the power supply cord. WARNING : Make sure that the recommended Mutoh Power Cable is used. Step 1 : Step 2 : Step 3 : Make sure that the printer is OFF. 2.2. Plug the Power Cable to the AC inlet at the back of the printer. To connect the power Cable. it is possible to control this with the Foot Switch.1. Please follow the instructions mentioned below to install the Foot Switch. PREPARING FOR A JOB.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3. not included in 50” 29 AP-75090. Plug the Power Cable correctly to the outlet 3. Step 1 : Step 2 : Step 3 : Make sure the power of the unit is OFF. Connect the Foot Switch cable connector to the foot switch connector at the rear face of the unit and fix it into place with a screw. CONNECTING THE FOOT SWITCH. If the Pressure Roller needs to be raised or lowered. Place the Foot Switch on the floor under the stand. 3. Doing so may result in electric shock or fire. instead of via the operation panel. Rev.1. 13/07/04 . Do not use a damaged Power Cable. please follow the steps mentioned below. CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE / DISCONNECT DEVICE. Using another cable may result in electric shock or fire.

Selecting cables.1. Rev. Step 1 : Step 2 : Turn off the printer and your computer. follow the steps below. • Centronics interface: Centronics interface cable • Network interface: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet cable that is compatible with both. 1 = Centronics interface connector 2 = Interface cable Step 3 : Plug the other end of the cable into the computer's port. Connecting the Centronics interface. 3.3. CONNECTING THE PRINTER TO YOUR PC. (Category 5) 3. 2.1. Squeeze the wire clips together until they lock into place. To connect the printer to your computer. To use your printer with the driver. 30 AP-75090. 13/07/04 . System OS CPU Memory (RAM) Hard disk space Windows2000 Professional Pentium III 1 GHz or higher 512 MB or more 10 GB or more 3.3. Prepare appropriate cables according to the computer and the purpose.3. you need a PC that fulfils the following system requirements. The procedure for connecting the Centronics interface is explained below. This printer is compatible with following interfaces to connect to the computer.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.3. System requirements. • Centronics interface • Network interface The following cables are necessary to connect the printer to the computer.3.2. Plug the cable connector of the interface cable into the interface connector at the back of the printer.

Plug the connector of the Ethernet cable into the connector of the network interface board at the back of the printer. Rev.4. Connecting the network interface.3. 31 AP-75090. The procedure for connecting the network interface is explained below. To connect the printer to the network environment. 2. 1 = Network interface connector 2 = Interface cable Step 3 : Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the network.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.1. follow the steps below. 13/07/04 . Step 1 : Step 2 : Turn the printer off.

32 AP-75090. However. if this happens. Rev. Caution : • When powering ON the unit for the first time.4. o drawing results become faint or ink ends are not properly detected. If you feel discomfort. Do not shake ink cassettes strongly. Notes : This product has been tuned for the use of Eco-Solvent Plus ink cassettes. Caution : Before powering ON the unit. Only use Eco-Solvent Plus ink and appropriate Eco Solvent Plus cleaning liquid. and o The warranty will not cover (repairs will require a fee) any resultant breakdown. Do not disassemble ink cassettes. please be sure to have : 8 Eco Solvent Plus cleaning cassettes (related to the requested ink configuration on the cassette cover) 8 cassettes of Eco Solvent Plus Ink. The installation on how to install Eco-Solvent Plus ink cassettes for the first time into the unit is explained below. Please follow the instructions mentioned on the display. ink may leak. Otherwise. Caution : When handling Eco-Solvent Plus ink cassettes. your eyes may become congested or inflamed slightly. 2. Using other ink (e. Otherwise. Do not disassemble ink cassettes. You cannot use disassembled cassettes. 13/07/04 .1. Otherwise. consult a doctor immediately. a cleaning cycle automatically starts. make sure to: Remove the dummy cassettes Remove the waste tube clamps Remove the bag enclosing the waste tubes Connect the waste tubes Step 1 : Before powering ON the unit for the first time. follow the steps below.g. Step 2 : Check if the Waste Bottle is empty. be careful that ink does not get in your eyes or on your skin. • • • To install ink cassettes. Refer to the price list for the different types and details of ink cassettes. TURNING THE POWER ON AND INSTALL INK CASSETTES FOR THE FIRST TIME. dye or pigment) could cause permanent damage to the printer. If other manufacturers’ products are used. flush immediately with water. ink may get in your eyes or on your skin.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.

Ink compartment 2. Install the 8 NEW Eco Solvent Plus Cleaning Cassettes (related to the requested ink configuration). Ink cassette slot 2. Ink configurations 1. 1.1. Ink refill rest 11 min Please note that you have to wait 1 minute if the display mention 0 minutes. The display will request to insert the Cleaning Cassettes. Ink refill rest 0 min Step 4 : The display will show the following message. Please empty Waste ink tank Step 5 : After emptying the Waste Bottle following message will be shown. Empty the waste Bottle. 13/07/04 . Cleaning cassette The display will show the following message.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Step 3 : Power ON the unit. Rev. Remove all the Cleaning Cassettes. 2. Please remove cassettes 33 AP-75090.

2. please empty the Waste ink bottle.1. 34 AP-75090. following messages will appear on the display. o Do not open the front cover. 13/07/04 . Notes : • During ink installation. Ink compartment Step 8 : After inserting the ink cassettes. 1. note the following. • The ink cassette must be put in a specific slot according to the type and colour used. • Insert the cassette as far as possible. Ink refill rest 11 min Please note that you have to wait 1 minute if the display mention 0 minutes. Ink refill rest 0 min Step 9 : If the display shows following message. Please empty Waste ink tank Step 10 : The installation Eco-Solvent Plus ink cassettes has been finished. o Do not unplug the power cable.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Step 6 : After removing the Cleaning Cassettes. o Do not power off the printer. following message will be shown. Rev. • Insert the cassette with the arrow mark face-up and pointing to the rear of the printer. Please insert New ink [ALL] Step 7 : Insert the requested configuration of Eco Solvent Plus ink cassettes.

3. If no printing is to be done for some time. Step 2 : Step 3 : 35 AP-75090. Push the [POWER] key of the control panel. 2. • The product will automatically turn the power OFF. • The Control panel is in a normal status. TURNING THE POWER ON. the unit will enter the normal operating condition. remove the media and set the hold lever in the up position. Rev. The product will perform the power OFF operation. Step 1 : Step 2 : Step 3 : Press the [POWER] key on the control panel. • The POWER lamp of the control panel will light (green). Otherwise the media may lift up or become wrinkled and you will not be able to obtain good printing results.1. to turn OFF the unit.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.6. before switching OFF the power. Caution : If the printer is powered OFF for a longer period. Turn the power of the unit ON according to the following procedure. • There is no printing operation being performed. the power lamp of the control panel will turn off. it is recommended to put the pressure rollers in the up position. After finishing initial startup operations.5. • When the power OFF operation has been completed. Turn the power OFF according to the following procedure. 13/07/04 . TURNING THE POWER OFF. Step 1 : Verify the operational condition of the unit. The unit will initial startup operations. to turn the unit ON.

Loading roll media. 13/07/04 . please follow the instructions in the User’s Guide “Handling roll media on a Falcon II series printer and Rockhopper II series printer”. 2. The procedure for loading sheet media is explained below. A4 to 2280 mm max. → Please Set Paper Heaters Cleaning Cut&Feed LeverUp User1 xxxm 1 = Foot switch 36 AP-75090.7.2. 64-inch spec. A4 to 1651 mm max.1. 3. You can use the following sheet media with your printer. A4 to 1273 mm max. Notes : • Depending on the kind of system installed on your printer. 1300 mm max 87-inch spec. • The following message is displayed on the operation panel. To load roll media. Rev. Press [F4] key on the control panel to lower the pressurizing roller.7. loading media is different. 3. follow the steps below. Loading sheet media. • The MEDIA SET lamp will light (orange). MEDIA HANDLING. → Paper End Heaters Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm Step 3 : Step 4 : Verify that the sheet lamp on the control panel is unlit.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3. The printer starts the initialize operation. Step 1 : Step 2 : Turn the printer on. • The following message is displayed on the operation panel. 50-inch spec.1.7. Width Length To load sheet media.

1 = Front cover Step 10 : The media initial menu is displayed on the control panel.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Step 5 : Open the front cover.1. Make sure to set the right edge of the sheet media within 5 mm of the media setting position. If the right edge of the sheet media is 5 mm or more from the media setting position. 1 = Front cover Step 6 : Load the sheet media into the insertion slot in the front of the printer. Notes : The media set position is a guide for setting up the media. • The MEDIA Set lamp will turn OFF. Rev. a media set error may result if the media has not been detected. 13/07/04 . Step 8 : Step 9 : Press [F4] key on the control panel to lower the pressure roller. Close the front cover. * PaperInitialMenu * F3 → Roll LeverUp User1 F2. F4 → ENTER or F3 ← F2 ← F4 37 AP-75090. 1 = Sheet media 2 = Insertion slot Step 7 : Set the right edge of the media so that it is parallel with the media setting position. 2.

7. 13/07/04 . Press one of the following keys on the control panel. Set media type for printing. To set the media type. • The media type is set. For setup values of printing operation. Step 3 : Press the [ENTER] key on the operation panel. → sheet media : set when loading the sheet media Switches between up and down motion of the pressure rollers. 2. and select the current media type. Leaving the printer for 10 seconds without doing anything. Rev. Step 1 : Step 2 : Turn the printer on and load the media.1. eight settings of “user 1 – 8” can be set. Pressing the [CANCEL] key on the operation panel. • “Media Initial” is displayed on the LCD and the printer starts the media initial operation. Ready to Print Heaters Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm 38 AP-75090. • Once the media has been loaded.3. The procedure for setting media type is explained below. Paper Initial User1 Step 4 : When the media initial operation finishes. the printer moves to normal status • The setting media loading procedure has been completed. Use this when starting over from the media setup. F4 → ENTER or F3 ← F2 ← F4 Setup item Media Type Key name F2 Parameters Roll media Sheet media Lever up Lever down User 1 User 2 User 3 User 4 User 5 User 6 User 7 User 8 Lever Up/ Down Media type F3 F4 Descriptions Alternates the roll media type. → roll media: set when loading roll media. follow the steps below.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3. the media initial menu will be displayed. Setting media type. Notes : The printer starts the media initial operation when you perform the following at media type setup menu. • When alternating the roll/sheet media selection: [F2] • When changing from media loading: [F3] • When changing media type: [F4] * PaperInitialMenu * F3 → Roll LeverUp User1 F2.

Print OK Heaters F1 → F3 → Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning ← F2 LeverUp ← F4 xxxm By pressing the [F1] key. ‘A’ stands for the rear heaters. ‘R’ stands for the Real-temperature (actual temperature). ‘Heater OFF’. 39 AP-75090. 2. you will have direct access to control or change the heaters temperatures. Step 1 : Press the [F1] key on the operation panel. Rev. CONTROLLING THE HEATER ELEMENTS ON THE ROCKHOPPER II PRINTER If you want to change or check the heater elements.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.8. ‘D’ stands for the dryers. 13/07/04 . ‘Heater ON (A)’ and ‘Heater ON (D)’. follow the steps below. ‘S’ stands for the Set-temperature (requested temperature). The printer works as follows. the operation panel will mention the following: * Heaters * A : S 50 – R 50 F1 → F3 → D : S 50 – R 50 heater message The ‘heater message’ can be one of the following: Heater standby Heater warming up Heater ready Notes : • SET ON ← F4 Previous firmware mention: ‘Heater standby’. ‘Heater ON’.1. After pressing the [F1] key in the normal status.

13/07/04 . The display will mention the following: * Heater (A) * OFF – 50°C F2. → ENTER ← F2 ← F4 + 50°C - 3. Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the requested temperature change. the display will mention “SET ON”. Press the [CANCEL] key to leave the menu without changing the rear heater settings. By pressing the [F4] key you can activate the heating elements. Change the dryer temperature To change the temperature of the dryers. F4 Press the [F2] key to decrease the temperature. Please note that after finishing a printing job (and no other print job is sent to the printer the heating elements will keep their temperature for approximately 6 minutes.1. In case the heating elements are activated.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.8. 40 AP-75090. The display will mention the following: * Drier (D) * OFF – 50°C F2. In case the heating elements are deactivated.2.1. the display will mention “SET OFF”. F4 Press the [F2] key to decrease the temperature. Change the rear heater temperature To change the temperature of the rear heaters. Rev. The display will mention “SET OFF”. 2. Press the [F4] key to increase the temperature. After 6 minutes the heating elements are powered OFF. Press the [F4] key to increase the temperature. press the [F1] key on the operation panel. Activate/ deactivate heaters.8. → ENTER ← F2 ← F4 + 50°C - 3. By pressing the [F4] key you can activate or deactivate all heating elements.3. Press the [CANCEL] key to leave the menu without changing the rear heater settings. The display will mention “SET ON”. press the [F3] key on the operation panel. Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the requested temperature change.8. By pressing the [F4] key you can deactivate the heating elements.

2. ‘C’ stands for the post fixer. C. ‘Heater ON’. the operation panel will mention the following: F1 → F3 → * Heaters * A : S 50 – R 50 C : S 50 – R 50 heater message * Heaters * SET ON heater message The ‘heater message’ can be one of the following: Heater standby Heater warming up Heater ready Notes : Previous firmware mention : ‘Heater standby’. Rev. D)’. B)’. ‘Heater ON (A. D)’. ‘Heater ON (C)’. The printer works as follows. you will have direct access to control or change the heaters temperatures. C)’. ‘R’ stands for the Real-temperature (actual temperature). B. ‘Heater OFF’. ‘B’ stands for the fixer. ‘Heater ON (A. ‘Heater ON (A. ‘Heater ON (B. 13/07/04 . C)’. 41 AP-75090. F1 → F3 → Ready to Print Heaters Cut&Feed User1 ← F2 ← F4 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm By pressing the [F1] key.1. After pressing the [F1] key in the normal status. D)’. ‘Heater ON (A)’. C)’.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3.9. D)’ (1/2) B : S 50 – R 50 D : S 50 – R 50 ← F2 ← F4 (2/2) F1 → ‘A’ stands for the heater. ‘Heater ON (A. ‘Heater ON (B)’. Step 1 : Press the [F1] key on the operation panel. ‘Heater ON (D)’. ‘Heater ON (A. CONTROLLING THE HEATER ELEMENTS ON THE ROCKHOPPER II 4H PRINTER If you want to change or check the heater elements. ‘Heater ON (A. B. ‘S’ stands for the Set-temperature (requested temperature). D)’ and ‘Heater ON (C. ‘Heater ON (B. follow the steps below. ‘D’ stands for the dryer.

F4 Press the [F2] key to decrease the temperature. 2. 42 AP-75090. The display will mention the following: * Heater (A) * OFF – 50°C F2.9. press the [F1] key on the operation panel.9. Press the [CANCEL] key to leave the menu without changing the heater settings. → ENTER ← F2 ← F4 + 50°C - 3. press the [F2] key on the operation panel. Press the [F4] key to increase the temperature. The display will mention the following: * Fixer (B) * OFF – 70°C F2. Press the [CANCEL] key to leave the menu without changing the heater settings.3. Change the post fixer temperature To change the temperature of the post fixer.1. The display will mention the following: * Post Fixer (C) * OFF – 70°C F2. F4 Press the [F2] key to decrease the temperature. F4 → ENTER ← F2 ← F4 + 50°C - Press the [F2] key to decrease the temperature.9. → ENTER ← F2 ← F4 + 50°C - 3. press the [F3] key on the operation panel. Change the fixer temperature To change the temperature of the fixer.1. Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the requested temperature change. Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the requested temperature change. Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the requested temperature change. Press the [CANCEL] key to leave the menu without changing the heater settings. 13/07/04 .Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3. Rev. Change the heater temperature To change the temperature of the heater. Press the [F4] key to increase the temperature.2. Press the [F4] key to increase the temperature.

Change the dryer temperature To change the temperature of the dryers.5. In the second menu.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3. The display will mention “SET ON”. Press the [ENTER] key to confirm the requested temperature change.9. F4 Press the [F2] key to decrease the temperature. The display will mention the following: * Drier (D) * OFF – 50°C F2.4. In case the heating elements are activated. Press the [F4] key to increase the temperature. 13/07/04 . the display will mention “SET OFF”. By pressing the [F4] key you can deactivate the heating elements.9. press the [F1] key to activate or deactivate all heating elements. Please note that after finishing a printing job (and no other print job is sent to the printer the heating elements will keep their temperature for approximately 6 minutes. Press the [CANCEL] key to leave the menu without changing the rear heater settings. → ENTER ← F2 ← F4 + 50°C - 3. 43 AP-75090. In case the heating elements are deactivated. Rev.1. Activate/ deactivate heaters. By pressing the [F4] key you can activate the heating elements. press the [F4] key on the operation panel. 2. the display will mention “SET ON”. The display will mention “SET OFF”. After 6 minutes the heating elements are powered OFF.

DETAILS ABOUT ROCKHOPPER II MEDIA. media specification sheets and free of charge media profiles for Mutoh’s in-the-box software are at all times accessible via Mutoh’s website under http://www. 44 AP-75090.1. On the CD-rom you will find more information on how to correctly use the Eco-Solvent Plus media.mutoh. media aimed for indoor applications where long-term indoor lifetime of the output is required and media specially engineered for making colourful banners. please contact your Mutoh reseller. Rev. Rockhopper II Eco-Solvent Media List Mutoh offers media specially targeted for outdoor applications. Together with your Rockhopper II series printer. 2.10.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 3. For pricing and availability details. allowing you to test the Eco-Solvent Plus media. you will receive a sample roll of one of the Mutoh EcoSolvent Plus media and a CD-ROM containing pre-ripped data. 13/07/04 .be. More media information.

Notes : If you replace the pigment ink cassette. Take the new ink cassette from its package. Otherwise. If you feel discomfort. be careful that ink does not get in your eyes or on your skin. Otherwise. Follow the steps below to replace ink cassettes. consult a doctor immediately. REPLACING INK CASSETTES. Remove the ink cassette from the ink cassette slot. flush the eyes immediately with water. Rev. DAILY MAINTENANCE. 2. Step 2 : Step 3 : Step 4 : Step 5 : Step 6 : Step 7 : Close the cover of the ink compartment. Step 1 : If the printer is turned on. your eyes may become slightly congested or inflamed slightly. Open the ink compartment cover. • The display on the operation panel shows the normal state.1. ink may get in your eyes or on your skin. • The MEDIA SET light on the operation panel goes off. Install the ink cassette following the steps in “Installing Ink Cassettes”. Do not disassemble ink cassettes. 4. clean the cleaning wiper. Make sure that the display on the operation panel returns to normal status. 45 AP-75090.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4. the printing quality may decrease. 13/07/04 . make sure that : • Printing or other operations are not performed. However. Caution : When handling ink cassettes.1. if this happens. Otherwise.

Head Cleaning starts. 2. CHANGING INK TYPES. Follow the procedure below to change the ink types for printing.2. InkChange ← F4 (1/1) * InkChange * F1 → No Yes ← F2 (1/1) Step 4 : Select "YES" and press the [F2] key on the operation panel. 13/07/04 . Time 50” 1 5 6 8 Time 64” 1 5 6 8 Time 87” 1 10 7 8 46 AP-75090. Step 2 : * Ink Manager * HeadWash InkLoad Step 3 : Press the [F4] key to select ‘Ink Change’. Step 5 : The change of ink types has been completed. • The printer is not printing. The following information is displayed on the operation panel. On the display of the operation panel a time indication is mentioned on the fourth line. • The operation panel is in normal status. This chapter explains the procedure to change the ink types. Step 1 : Check the following when the power of the printer is ON. Follow "Menu setup on the operation panel" and display the Ink Manager menu.1. several air loadings and one ink loading. Rev. Ink refill The end (*) = This will be asked 7 times. • • Press the [CANCEL] key on the operation panel. The process consists of several cleaning loadings. (*) Ink Discharge (*) Please insert Cleaning cart (*) During washing wait for a while (*) Remove cassettes During washing wait for a while Please insert ink cart. Notes : • To not perform an ink change. Message Please remove cart.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4. • The media setting light on the operation panel is OFF. Select "NO" and press the [F1] key on the operation panel.

In the Menu Setup on the operation panel. Do not push in the cutting blade holder. Notes : Do not strongly push the cutting blade holder tab strongly or release it suddenly. display the cutting blade replacement menu. Notes : Replace the cutting blade in as soon as possible.1. If you leave the carriage at the cutting blade replacement position. make sure that: • Printing or other operations are not performed. 2. Doing so may cause the spring incorporated in the cutting blade holder to fly off. * CutterChg. Rev. • The display on the operation panel shows the normal status. the head may clog with ink. • The printer prepares for cutting blade replacement. Doing so may cause the cutting blade to damage the inside of the printer. rotate the cutting blade holder lever in the direction shown in the diagram. * Cutter Changed ? → ENTER Step 4 : Open the front cover. REPLACING THE CUTTING BLADE. * CutterChg. Follow the steps below to replace the cutting blade. * No ← F2 Step 2 : Yes (1/1) Step 3 : Select “Yes” and press the [F2] key on the operation panel.3. Step 1 : If the printer is turned on. • The MEDIA SET light on the operation panel goes off. Step 5 : While pressing the cutting blade holder tab. • The following message is displayed on the operation panel. 47 AP-75090. 13/07/04 .Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4. • The carriage moves to the cutting blade replacement position.

Caution : Do not touch the edge of the cutting blade to avoid injury.1. by putting it in a plastic bag in accordance with local regulations or laws. 2. 1 = Cutting blade Step 7 : Insert the new cutter into the media cutting blade holder as shown below. Do not drop the cutting blade or apply the edge of it to hard material. Rev. 48 AP-75090. Notes : Be sure not to let the spring incorporated in the cutter holder fly out. Notes : Dispose the used cutting blade.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 1 = Cutting blade holder lever / 2 = Cutting blade holder Step 6 : Take out the cutting blade. 13/07/04 . Doing so may damage or break the cutting blade.

49 AP-75090. errors may occur. Doing so may cause the spring incorporated in the cutting blade holder to fly off. Attach the cutting blade holder lever correctly. Do not push in the cutting blade holder. Rev. 2. return the cutting blade lever to its original position.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 1 = Cutting blade Step 8 : While slightly pressing the cutting blade holder tab. Ready to Print Heaters Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm Step 11 : Cutting blade replacement is finished. If an error occurs. 13/07/04 . The printer returns to the normal status. Notes : Do not strongly push the cutting blade holder tab strongly or release it suddenly. The carriage goes back to its original position. If it is not attached correctly. referring to the diagram below. Doing so may cause the cutting blade to damage the inside of the printer. make sure that the cutting blade holder lever has been attached correctly. • • Step 10 : Press the [ENTER] key on the operation panel. 1 = Cutting blade holder lever 2 = cutting blade holder Step 9 : Close the front cover.1.

* TankChg. 50 AP-75090. Rev. • Media setting light on the operation panel is off. • Operation panel is in normal status.4. * Tank Changed ? → ENTER Step 4 : Step 5 : Open the cap of the waste liquid tank. 2. * TankChg. Step 1 : Check the following if the power of the printer is ON. * No ← F2 Step 2 : Yes (1/1) Step 3 : Select “YES” and press the [F2] key on the operation panel. • The printer returns to the normal status. In the Setup Menu on the operation panel display the tank replacement menu. Press the [ENTER] key on the operation panel.1. Step 6 : Step 7 : Install a new waste liquid tank to the printer. • Printer is not printing. Follow the steps below to replace the waste liquid tank.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4. Remove the waste liquid tank from the tank tray of the stand. Ready to Print Heaters Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm Step 8 : The replacement of the waste liquid tank absorbent is completed. REPLACING THE WASTE LIQUID TANK. • The printer starts tank replacement. 13/07/04 . Notes : Put the used waste liquid absorbent into the plastic bag and follow the local regulations when disposing.

Use a soft brush to careful clean away any dust or dirt on the pressurizing roller Notes : Do not blow off media dust inside the printer using an air dusting machine.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4. Doing so may cause noise to occur from inside the printer. Remove dust or smudges on the outer case with a soft cloth. 1 = Pressure roller Step 3 : Using a cloth soaked in cleaning liquid and squeezed well. Clean the outer case once a month.1. Step 1 : Step 2 : Open the front cover.5. Rev. 1 = Platen 51 AP-75090. 13/07/04 . CLEANING THE PRINTER. Clean the inside of the printer once a month. wipe media dust and ink off from the platen. 2. The following instruction is for cleaning the inside of the printer.

Step 4 : Check if the printer is in the normal status. Parameter Little Normal Powerful Descriptions Small cleaning is performed Normal cleaning is performed Powerful cleaning is performed 52 AP-75090.1. Notes : Remove media before performing head cleaning. 2. referring to the diagram below. If printouts become faint or partially missed. • The printer enters the cleaning menu.6. Ready to Plot Heaters Cut&Feed User1 ← F2 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm Step 5 : Press the [F2] key on the operation panel. 13/07/04 . the head may contact the media. Rev. Check the print head. Follow he steps below to perform head cleaning. If you perform head cleaning with media installed. HEAD CLEANING. perform head cleaning to clean the surface of the head and the nozzles. * Cleaning Normal F2 → ENTER ← F2 Step 6 : Key F2 Press [F2] key on the operation panel to change the parameter. Step 1 : Step 2 : Step 3 : Make sure that the state of the product is normal. Perform a nozzle check.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4.

Cleaning rest ** min Step 8 : When the head cleaning has been completed. Notes : If the [CANCEL] key is pressed instead of the [ENTER] key after changing the parameter. 13/07/04 .1. Rev. the printer returns to the normal status without performing the head cleaning. Ready to Print Heaters Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm Step 9 : Perform nozzle check printing again and check the print head. the printer returns to the normal status.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Step 7 : Press the [ENTER] key on the operation panel to start the head cleaning. 2. 53 AP-75090.

* WiperClean * Wiper changed ? → ENTER Step 5 : Remove the two screws on the carriage cover. Rev.1.7. CLEANING THE WIPER. * WiperClean * No ← F2 Step 3 : Yes (1/1) Step 4 : Select “Yes” and press the [F2] key on the operation panel. If the printer is turned on. In the Menu setup on the operation panel display the cleaning wiper menu.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 4. • The following message is displayed on the operation panel. 1 = carriage cover 2 = screw Step 6 : Step 7 : Open the front cover. 2. Step 1 : Step 2 : Replace an ink cassette. • The carriage moves to the waiting position for cleaning the wiper. 13/07/04 . Follow the steps below to clean the cleaning wiper. • The display on the operation panel shows the normal state. The following steps are instructions for cleaning the wiper. Remove the two screws underneath the carriage cover. 54 AP-75090. • Printing or other operations are not performed. • The printer enters the cleaning the wiper mode. • The MEDIA SET light on the operation panel goes off. make sure of the following.

Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Step 8 : Remove the carriage cover. Rev. Step 11 : Press the [ENTER] key on the operation panel.1. 2. Ready to Print Heaters Cut&Feed User1 Cleaning LeverUp xxxm Step 12 : Cleaning the wiper is finished. • • The carriage moves to the cap position. 1 = carriage cover 2 = screw Step 9 : Use the wiper cloth dampened with cleaning liquid to wipe off ink on the cleaning wiper. 1 = cleaning wiper 2 = cleaning cloth for cleaning wiper 3 = Head cap unit Step 10 : Reinstall the carriage cover following steps 5 to 8 in reverse order. 13/07/04 . The printer returns to the normal status. 55 AP-75090.

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Executes the function assigned to F3.1. Displays the print mode currently set. UNDERSTANDING THE CONTROL PANEL & PRINTER CONTROLS. 13/07/04 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Name [POWER] key [F1] key [F2] key [F3] key [F4] key [MENU ↑] key [MENU ↓] key [ENTER] key Normal Turns the printer on and off. Changes the menu in forward order. Executes the function assigned to F1. 5. Executes the function assigned to F4. Cancels the new parameter value and changes the LCD monitor display to the next menu. The names and functions of the operation keys and status lamps are explained below. Executes the function assigned to F4. Setup menu display Turns the printer on and off. GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE CONTROL PANEL. Rev. Changes the LCD monitor display to setup menu status. The operation panel is used to set operation conditions.1.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 5. 2.1. Executes the function assigned to F3. Changes the menu in reverse order. No. 5. Executes the function assigned to F2. 9 [CANCEL] key - 57 AP-75090. Changes the LCD monitor display to setup menu status. Executes the function assigned to F2.1. display the status of the printer and set other functions. Operation Keys. Executes the function assigned to F1. Determines the new parameter value and changes the LCD monitor display to the next menu. Sets the parameter value and changes the LCD monitor display to the next menu. Clears the parameter value and changes the LCD monitor display to the next menu.

The media type is set to roll media. The printer is waiting to receive print data. The printer is analysing receiving data. The media type is set to sheet media. The heating elements are powered OFF. The real temperature is the same as the requested temperature. The contents will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Either there is no error in the printer or the power is off. Rev. The printer is off.1. LCD monitor and status lamps. An error has occurred. The printer is receiving print data. The media is set. The real temperature is different as the requested temperature.2. The media type is set to sheet media. The pressure roller is in the release position. The heating elements are warming up. The printer is on.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 5. 2.1. The media type is set to roll media. 10 11 12 Name LCD monitor POWER lamp ERROR lamp Colour Green Red Status ON OFF Flashing OFF ON Flashing OFF ON OFF 15 16 17 ROLL lamp SHEET lamp HEATER lamp Orange Orange Orange ON OFF ON OFF ON Function The monitor displays the operation status and error messages of the printer. 13 DATA lamp Orange 14 MEDIA SET lamp Orange Flashing OFF 58 AP-75090. No. The temperature of the heating elements is the requested temperature. Media is not set. The pressure roller is in the secured position. 13/07/04 .

Makes various advanced function settings. 5.1.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 5. Makes various Centronics interface settings. Makes various printer commands settings Makes various layout function settings. Makes various print mode settings. 2. Returns the parameters to the value set at the factory. Performs nozzle check printing. Performs wiper cleaning. 13/07/04 . Performs setup printing. Makes various media settings. Makes various network interface settings. Setup item Ink status Parameter Description Displays information on the ink cassette installed in the ink cassette slot. Performs replacement of the Tank for the waste liquid. Details of the setup items. Prepares for the dump printing checking on on-line function. Makes setting on the print head position at the start of printing. Makes various settings for the processing method of the printing data from a computer to the installed hard disk in the printer.2. Performs test printing. Performs pallet printing. Performs accuracy adjustment printing in one direction. ‘InkChange’ or ‘InkLoad’. Setup item Ink status Origin setting Test print Media set Print mode setting Command setting Layout setting Function setting Roll media setting Centronics setting Network setting Utility setting File management setting Initialise setting Data dump Ink Manager Cutter Exchange Wiper cleaning Tank replacement Version Check Description Displays information on the ink cassette installed in the ink cassette slot. Makes various processing printing data settings. Performs test printing. Performs accuracy adjustment printing in two directions. Makes settings on the print head position at the start of printing. Performs cutting blade replacement.2.. Ability to view the installed firmware version. MENU MODE OPERATIONS. Perform ‘HeadWash’.1. Performs maintenance status printing. Rev. Origin setting Test print SetupPrint NozzleCheck AdjustPrint (UniDir) AdjustPrint (BiDir) Pallet printing Maintenance 59 AP-75090. Makes various roll media settings.

Condition 360x360 dpi 720x360 dpi 360x720 dpi Diagonal 720 dpi 720x720 dpi 1080x1080dpi 1440x720 dpi 720x1440 dpi Diagonal 1440 dpi 1440x1440 dpi 2160x1080 dpi 60 AP-75090. Makes settings for print quality. depending on the thickness of the media. Makes the setting on the width of the media to be used. Set the temperature of the fixer. Makes the setting for the distance between the head surface and the media. (only 4 heaters) Set the temperature of the post fixer. Adjusts the ink discharge amount during printing depending on the time the media requires for printing. 2.Adj User2 User3 User4 User5 User6 User7 User8 Cut size Top Feed Media Cut Print mode setting Print Mode 1 Colour Mode 50µm to 100µm to 1500µm Print1 / change / Print2 Same items as User1 Same items as User1 Same items as User1 Same items as User1 Same items as User1 Same items as User1 Same items as User1 Auto / Length / Width 0mm -400mm Auto / Manual / OFF Sets the method of the media size detection when loading the sheet media. Set the temperature of the Drier. Makes the setting for the absorbing power of the media to the printing board depending on the hardness of the media. Set the temperature of the Heater. Perform various settings for media feed compensation InkDryTime 0 to 30 sec. to 270 sec.1. Makes various print mode settings. to 60 min.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Media set Media User1 ThinOut 50% to 100% Makes various media settings. Sets when 4 colours of ink cassettes of 4 colours are loaded for the 87-inch specification printer. Feeds the media when printing starts. 13/07/04 . Makes the setting for the waiting time for ink drying from the end of printing to cutting the roll media. Low / Middle / High HeadHeight Stiff Normal / Soft Thick Heater Drier Fixer Post fixer HStatus Dist. (only 4 heaters) Check the temperature of Heater and Drier. Sets the method of the media cutting after printing. Rev. Makes settings for media type used for test printing. Set when printing the roll media.

Makes settings for the number of print repeat on a print data. Makes settings for the initial start point of printing. Makes settings for image resolution while printing with image data. Makes various layout function settings. Makes various processing printing data settings. 2.025 mm / 0. Rev. Makes settings for the end of printing to the start of printing. Makes settings for feeding increments while printing.1 to 5. Makes settings for media cutting position after printing is finished. MH-GL. Makes settings for the functions of the ending printer command included in printing data. 13/07/04 .010 mm P1 / LL / Full Normal / Special ImageResolu. Makes settings for the function printing the data inverted to y-axis 61 AP-75090. Makes settings for how to print the part over wrapped between diagrams. Makes settings for scale of enlargement and reduction of printing data. Overwrite Halftone Last / Mix speed / quality / Thin Layout setting Direct Stitch Cut position Function setting CMY Scale Mirror K No / Yes 25% to 100% to 400% Off / Y On MAX-MIN / Command ON / OFF Data / Standard Makes settings for the time from the end of receiving printing data from a computer to recognizing the end of printing data. Makes settings for tone rendering method while printing with MH-GL/GL2 data or not digitalized. Makes settings for how to layout printing data.1.0 sec to 0. OnlineTimer 360dpi /600dpi /720dpi /1080dpi /1200dpi /1440dpi /2160dpi /2880dpi Off / 2 sec to 30 sec to 800 sec Makes various printer commands settings Makes preference settings for he printer command sent from a computer to the printer.0 sec Makes settings for the operation direction of the head during printing.GL2 / MH-GL2 / RTLPASS 0. Makes settings for stitching print. Makes settings for printing method to present black.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 1080x2160 dpi Diagonal 2160 dpi 280x1440 dpi 1440x2880 dpi Diagonal 2880 dpi Direction Repeat Count Interval Print Mode 2 Print Mode 3 Print Mode 4 Command setting Command Step Position Terminat Same as Print Mode 1 Same as Print Mode 1 Same as Print Mode 1 UniDir BiDir Once to 99 times 0.

Sets the print and wipe cycle.000.255. Sets the sub net mask of the printer.255. Change the file name of the printing data stored in the hard disk.255 OFF / ON MAC Address Version Main version / sub version Utility setting ErrorDisplay On Cleaning ON / OFF ON / OFF Detection Normal / Off / TakeUpRoll / Rollfeed Width Print&Wipe File management setting Off / High / Middle / Low Sets the IP address of the gateway connected to the printer. Rev. if the media detection has not been performed when the media is initialized.000 to 255. The following software versions can be checked for the network interface board that is installed in the product. Deletes the printing data stored in the hard disk.000 to 255. Makes various settings for the processing method of the printing data from a computer to the installed hard disk in the printer. Makes settings for how to display error indications if a minor error occurs.255. Setting DHCP functions of the network server.255 000.000.255 000.255.255. Formats the hard disk. MAC address can be checked for the network interface board that is installed in the product.1.000 to 255. Makes settings to automatically start the cleaning when the printer is turned on. Makes various advanced function settings.000. Makes settings for roll media Centronics setting Network setting IP Address Sub Net Mask Centronics / Bi Centro Makes various Centronics interface settings. WriteMode RePrint Off Write + Prn Write>Prn WriteOnly File name Number : 1 to 99 Delete Rename Format File name File name Yes / No 62 AP-75090.255. Gateway DHCP MAC address 000. Sets the width of the media.255. Sets whether the width and the edge detection are performed during media initialization. 2. Makes settings for the processing method of printing data.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Roll media setting Roll media Disable Roll 1 Roll 2 Roll 3 Makes various roll media settings. 13/07/04 . Sets up the IP address of the printer.000.000.000.255. Makes various network interface settings.000 to 255. Makes settings for the processing method of the printing data stored in the hard disk.

Returns parameters in the function setup menu to the factory default setting. Performs wiper cleaning. To change ink type. Performs a tubing flush of the pumps. 13/07/04 . Returns all parameters to the factory setting. Returns parameters in the media setup menu to the factory default setting.1. 2. Returns parameters in the network setup menu to the factory default setting. CutterChg WiperClean TankChg TubingFlush Version Check 63 AP-75090. Returns parameters in the roll media setup menu to the factory default setting. Resets the value for the web password to the factorydefault setting Prepares for the dump printing checking on on-line function.. To load ink. Returns parameters in the command setup menu to the factory default setting. To check the installed firmware version. Rev. Returns parameters in the print mode menu to the factory default setting. Performs head cleaning. Performs replacement of the tank for the waste liquid.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions Initialise setting All MediaSet PrintMode Command Layout Function RollSetup Centro Network Utility FileMng WEBpasswd Data dump Ink Manager Head Wash Ink Load Ink Change OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No OK / No Start/end / All No / Yes Start / Stop No / Yes Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Head 1/2 Head 3/4 Returns the parameters to the factory default settings.. Returns parameters in the layout setup menu to the factory default setting. Returns parameters in the utility setup menu to the factory default setting. Resets the parameters of the file management setup menu to the factory default setting. Performs cutting blade replacement. Returns parameters in the Centronics setup menu to the factory default setting.

Rev.Rockhopper II Operation Instructions 64 AP-75090. 13/07/04 .1. 2.