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Copyright 2008 ROLAND DG CORPORATION

Confidential

Service Guide Book


LEC-300

Revision 1.0 Nov. 14, 2008

Roland DG Corporation

Revision Record
Revision No.

Date

1.00

2008.11.14

Description of changes
First Edition

Important Precaution about UV Light


LEC-300 irradiates UV light that has a harmful influence on the human
body. Looking at the UV light of LEC-300 may result in a serious eye
injury such as "UV keratitis", "pterygium" or "cataract".
LEC-300 has been designed to be compliant with IEC60825-9 of the
international safety standard. And the safety against the UV light is
assured for users having the interlock feature that cuts off the UV light
when the front cover is opened. But the service engineers must be
extra careful about the safety, because some of the maintenance
operations need to be done under the condition where this safety
feature is disabled.

Contents . . .
1. Product Information
2. Printing Theory
3. Ink
4. Ink Line
5. Take-up Unit
6. Cutting Function
7. Cleaning Function
8. Interface

9. Other Features
10. Special Pump Operations
11. Roland VersaWorks
12. Transport
13. Troubleshooting
14. Maintenance
15. Consumables

1 : Product Information
LEC-300 is a Print and Cut machine that performs printing using the UV ink.
The UV ink fired on the media is cured by UV light irradiated by the LED lamps
attached on the head carriage.

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Dimensions : 2,200(W) x 820(D) x 1,260(H)


Weight : 175 kg
Printing width : 762 mm
Power consumption : 320 W

2. Printing Theory
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Head

Same head as PROII series


Piezo Inkjet Head
3 Heads / 1 Machine
180 nozzles / line
Nozzle Pitch : 360 dpi
Print Width : Approx. 1 inch

1 inch

360dpi

180dpi

Ink Set
White and Gloss inks are supported in addition to
C, M, Y and K.
Cartridge order

GL

EUV-GL

eco-UV

BK

EUV-BK

eco-UV

YE

EUV-YE

eco-UV

MG

EUV-MG

eco-UV

eco-UV

eco-UV
CY

EUV-CY

Head order

WH

EUV-WH

CM YK

L WH

Ink Line

Ink Type

CMYKGlW
LEC-300 supports only CMYKGlW ink type.

Damper

Print head

SELECT INK TYPE


ECO UV C M Y K Gl W

Pump

CY

MG

YE

Gloss and white inks accumulated on the


cap top is sucked by only a pump B to the
drain bottle.

Cartridge

BK

2 Pumps are equipped with LEC-300.


Pump A is for Head 1(C&M) & 2(YK).
Pump B is for Head 3(Gl&W).
GL

WH

Characteristics of UV Printing

Water-Based Ink
Ink Absorbing Layer
Base

Solvent Ink
Base

UV Ink

Base

Need to have ink absorbing layer on the media


The way water-based ink is firmly fixed on the media
1. Ink sinks into ink absorbing layer
2. Dry & leave the pigment on the ink absorbing layer
Able to print on media which does not have ink absorbing
layer
The way solvent ink is firmly fixed on the media
1. Melt the material (e.g. PVC) by solvents ingredient
2. Dry & the ink is firmly fixed on the material (e.g. PVC)

Able to print on virtually any materials


The way UV ink is firmly fixed on the media
1. Need to have UV Lamp
2. UV ink is changed from liquid to solid by UV lamp
- Very rapid curing. No drying time is required.

UV LED Lamp
The UV light of LEC-300 is categorized as UV-A whose wavelength is less
harmful to the human body. But it can still give the eyes a serious influence
such as "UV keratitis", "pterygium" or "cataract" if you see the light directly.

Metal Halide Lamp

LED Lamp

Metal Halide Lamp includes UV-A, UV-B,UV-C a lot.

UV LED Lamp

No Heat Generation

No need for pre-heating or cooling down like Metal Halide lamp.


The heat-labile media is usable.

It produces no ozone at all because ozone


can be generated under the wavelength of
250nm or below.
Interlock feature for UV light
The machine automatically cuts off the UV
light when the front cover is opened for safety.

Never allow a user


to disable the
interlock feature!!

UV LED Lamp

Life Expectancy is 10,000 hours.


It is when the machine is used under the condition of 20 degrees C.
It can be less depending on the ambient temperature.
If the machine is used 8 hours/day, 20 days/month, 10,000 hours are
equivalent to 5.2 years.
The operating time of UV LED Lamp can be checked by referring to
''Printing time'' in the history report.

White Ink

White inks settle down inside the tubing & damper like ESL3-WH.
It is required to shake the ink cartridges before starting the printing to
prevent the ink settlement.
Periodic maintenance is required. If it is not performed, the settled
material may harden and it results in malfunction or other problems.

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Deposit

Supernatant

Separation

Settlement

Refreshing function for White Ink

The ink refreshing of ECO-UV ink

INK RENEWAL NORMAL is displayed every 12 hours.


INK RENEWAL FULL is displayed every 2 weeks.
INK RENEWAL FULL is displayed if the machine is not
used for 1 week.
2 SOL cleaning cartridges are required to perform "INK
RENEWAL FULL".
The number of canceling the Ink Renewal Normal/Full can be
checked by referring to ''Renewal canceling (N/F)'' in the history
report.

Flow Chart
12 hours or longer
passes after the
last [INK
RENEWAL]
execution.

Sub power ON
Wake up from Sleep
Mode

2 weeks or longer
passes after the last
[INK RENEWAL]
execution OR
the machine is not
used for
1 week.

No

Yes

Yes

Ink Consumption
White Ink : 20cc
Gloss Ink : 20cc

[INK RENEWAL
NORMAL] is
executed.

INK RENEWAL
NORMAL

Printer ready

Ink Consumption
White Ink : 40cc
Gloss Ink : 40 cc
Cleaning Liquid :
70cc

[INK RENEWAL
FULLL] is
executed.

INK RENEWAL
FULL

No

Gloss Ink

It gives a special effect to a printing.


3 special print modes are prepared for gloss ink printing.

Gloss Varnish
Matte Varnish
Embossing
Embossing

Gloss Varnish

Matte Varnish

Gloss Ink

Right UV Lamp for Gloss Varnish


The right UV lamp that is positioned at the near side of the carriage is
used for the gloss varnish. It is to make the landed gloss ink flat on the
media by leaving it some time in the liquid condition.

UV Lamp
UV Lamp

Gloss Varnish

Feed

Feed

Feed

Matte Varnish

Feed

Feed

Feed

Embossing
= Matte Varnish (x the number of OverPrint) + Gloss Varnish

Return
to Origin

Print Modes
Media profiles do not need to be prepared for each particular media
because UV ink cures on the media. Only [Generic] and [Special Effect] are
available as media type in Roland VersaWorks.
Generic

Print mode

Overview

CMYK (v) + PASS

This mode is for printing CMYK color data only. White ink is not used.

White -> CMYK (v) + PASS

This print mode is for single-pass printing using white and CMYK colors. Printing is
performed in the sequence of first white ink, then overprinting by CMYK color inks.

CMYK -> White (v) + PASS

This print mode is for single-pass printing using white and CMYK colors. Printing is
performed in the sequence of first CMYK color inks, then overprinting by white ink.

White (v) + PASS

This mode is for printing white data only. CMYK color inks are not used.

Print Mode for Single-pass Printing

[White->CMYK]

CM

White layer as bottom


CMYK layer as top

YK

Wh

Feed
White layer takes the lead to the Color.

[CMYK->White]

CMYK layer as bottom


White layer as top

CMYK layer takes the lead to the White.

Top layer
Bottom layer

Print Modes

Special Effect
It gives a special effect to the print using the gloss ink.

Print mode

Overview

GlossVarnish (v) + PASS

This mode produces a glossy finish on the printed item. In the case of fill overprinting on CMYK colors or white, the media is pulled back and printed with gloss ink.

MatteVarnish (v) + PASS

This mode produces a matte finish on the printed item. In the case of fill overprinting on CMYK colors or white, the media is pulled back and printed with gloss ink.

Embossing (v) + PASS

This mode produces a embossed finish that imparts a three-dimensional feel to the
printed item. In the case of fill overprinting on CMYK colors or white, the media is
pulled back and printed with gloss ink. You can vary the thickness by adjusting the
setting for the number of fill-overprinting passes using gloss ink.

[CMYK->White]

[White->CMYK]

[White->CMYK]

[White->CMYK]

[Matte/GlossVarnish]

[Matte/GlossVarnish]

[MatteVarnish]

[Embossing]
Overprint x 1~7 times

MatteVarnish

Roland Intelligent Pass Control


Roland Intelligent Pass Control is supported and applied to all the print
mode of LEC-300.

Print Speed
Media Type: Generic
Quality

Mode

Resolution

Pass

Scanspeed

CMYK

360x720dpi

1000mm/sec

WHITE

360x720dpi

16

1000mm/sec

CMYK

720x720dpi

17

1000mm/sec

WHITE

720x720dpi

32

1000mm/sec

CMYK&White 720x720dpi

32

1000mm/sec

CMYK

720x1440dpi

17

760mm/sec

720x1440dpi

32

760mm/sec

CMYK&White 720x1440dpi

32

760mm/sec

HighSpeed

Standard

HighQuality WHITE

PrintSpeed
(Uni)
2.72m2/h,
29.32ft2/h
1.52m2/h,
16.38ft2/h
1.38m2/h,
14.90ft2/h
0.72m2/h,
7.75ft2/h
0.33m2/h,
3.59ft2/h
1.27m2/h,
13.69ft2/h
0.66m2/h,
7.12ft2/h
0.28m2/h,
3.04ft2/h

PrintSpeed
(Bi)
5.37m2/h,
57.79ft2/h
3.02m2/h,
32.56ft2/h
2.76m2/h,
29.67ft2/h
1.46m2/h,
15.71ft2/h
0.71m2/h,
7.62ft2/h
2.26m2/h,
24.33ft2/h
1.20m2/h,
12.88ft2/h
0.54m2/h,
5.79ft2/h

Print Speed
Media Type: Special Effects
Quality

Standard

Mode

Resolution

Pass

MatteVarnsh 360x720dpi

GlossVarnish 360x720dpi

Embossing

360x720dpi

MatteVarnish 720x1440dpi

17

HighQuality GlossVarnish 720x1440dpi

17

Embossing

720x1440dpi

17

PrintSpeed
(Uni)
2.73m2/h,
1000mm/sec
29.34ft2/h
2.73m2/h,
1000mm/sec
29.34ft2/h
1.28m2/h,
1000mm/sec
13.74ft2/h
1.25m2/h,
723mm/sec
13.49ft2/h
1.25m2/h,
723mm/sec
13.49ft2/h
0.58m2/h,
723mm/sec
6.22ft2/h

Scanspeed

PrintSpeed
(Bi)
5.39m2/h,
57.99ft2/h
5,39m2/h,
57.99ft2/h
2.60m2/h,
27.98ft2/h
2.17m2/h,
23.38ft2/h
2.17m2/h,
23.38ft2/h
1.03m2/h,
11.13ft2/h

Ink Consumption and Time for A2 size printing

Inks
CMYK
WHITE
GLOSS

High Speed
1.69cc
1.78cc
-

Standard
1.78cc
3.54cc
3.48cc

High Quality
1.72cc
3.65cc
8.35cc

=Output condition=
<Ink>CMYK
<RIP> Roland Versa Works
<Output Data> ISO N5A
<Output Size> A2(420 x 594mm)

=Output condition=
<Ink>White/Gloss
<RIP> Roland Versa Works
<Output Size> A2(420 x 594mm)

3. Ink
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ECO-UV Ink
LEC-300 supports only the UV curable ink called ECO-UV Ink.
Color : C, M, Y, K, W and GL
Capacity : 220 cc
Cartridge IC Chip
IC Chip is attached on the ink cartridge.
Following information is contained in the IC Chip.
Ink Type
Cartridge Capacity
Lot No.
Ink Consumption Amount
Operation Time
Insertion Time
Flag Information
Serial No.

Characteristics

ECO-UV ink cures by UV light.


Since curing is different from drying, heater is not necessary.
ECO-UV ink generates VOC when printing, but the generated VOC
does not contain any solvent component.

VOC is 1/7 of ECO-SOL MAX ink.

Cured ECO-UV ink does not generate any VOC.

Caution for Handling

Odor
ECO-UV ink has strong odor in liquid status and it may cause
discomfort to some people, but cured ink is almost odorless.
Ventilation
Adequate ventilation is required for the work area.
Waste ink
Waste ink must be treated as industrial waste in accordance with local
requirements.

Caution for Handling

The gas volatilized from the ECO-UV ink may irritate the eyes, nose and
throat.
Touching ECO-UV ink may cause skin irritation or inflammation.
It is recommended to wear gloves to avoid contact with ECO-UV ink,
but the cured UV ink is safe.

Once the ink gets into the nails, it is hard


to remove and the symptom may worsen.

Finger web is sensitive and susceptible.

The face and neck are susceptible. Also, they


have risk of secondary infection by hand.

Abdomen and under arm are allergy prone area.

Cartridge Storage

When storing the ink cartridges, they should be covered by original


package which has block out effect against lights.

5 to 40 C degrees temperature, 20 to 80 % humidity (Up to 1 month


under 35 to 40 C degrees temperature)
It is recommended that the ink is stored under 35 C degrees. Do
not leave the cartridges under high temperature environment.

4. Ink Line
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Ink Damper

Same ink damper as that of the XC-540.


Each ink damper is covered by the Light shielding aluminum bag to
block the UV light.

Light shielding Tape

It seals a gap in an aluminum bag.


It is supplied as a spare part.
(P/# 3000000129 TAPE,AL 3M #425 19*55M )

Head Shield

It blocks the UV light.

Ink Tube

Diameter of the ink tube is 3 mm.


Life expectancy is 3,000 hours.
Light shielding black tubes are used to prevent the UV Ink from
becoming solid inside the Ink Tube.
Transparent tubes are used between the Ink Cartridge Holders and Ink
Tube Joints.
It is possible to check the entry of air bubbles in the Ink Tubes by
removing the Light shielding sheet.

Pump Unit

2 pumps for 1 machine


Life expectancy is 200,000 times. It is equivalent to 3 years (If the
machine is used 7days/week, 8 hours/day)

Wiper

New wiper (P/#1000003390 WIPER,HEAD FOR SOLINK)


Life expectancy is 6 months / Wiping 3,000 times / Rubbing 100 times.
Rubber Side

Capping Unit

Felt Side

5. Take-up Unit
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Take-up Unit

The same type of Take-up unit as that of XC/XJ Series is optimized for the
30 inches and installed as a standard equipment.

Windable Roll Weight :


Maximum 20 kg

Dancer Roller
Take-up Unit

Take-up Direction
Take-up direction can be selectable
between inward curl and outward curl.

Outward curl

Inward curl

SETUP SHEET
TU

TU Setup Mode
TU Setup Mode has been prepared. If you select
TU when setting up the media, the machine gives
direction messages sequentially so that you can
load the media correctly.

LOAD MEDIA
TAKE-UP
TILT DANCER
ROLLER TO FRONT
CHECK
TAKE-UP SETTING
W 1346mm

Precautions when using Take-up unit

It is very important to load the media as straight as possible


and give even tension across the width of the media to keep
taking up the media in good condition.

Stiff media is more likely to skew. The media should be loaded very
carefully.
Flexible media can be taken up in good condition more easily.
badly taken up media

Precautions when using Take-up unit

Feed motor error occurs if the media is fed back while Take-up
unit is used. Therefore...

Cutting is not possible.


Media cannot be fed back with
key.
PREFEED needs to be disabled.
When feeding out media toward the front with
set the base point.

key, be sure to

6. Cutting Function
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Cutter Holder

Tool
CAMM-1 series blade

Tool Holder
XD-CH2

Blade Force
30 to 300 gf
* Equivalent to XC-540

Cutting Speed
10 to 600 mm/sec
* Equivalent to XC-540

XD-CH2

7. Cleaning Function
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Cleaning Function

Cleaning from the Cleaning Key


3 types of cleaning are prepared to improve the nozzle condition of the
heads. Appropriate cleaning should be selected depending on the
nozzle condition.
A
B
Normal Cleaning
It consumes ink inside the Head.
Medium Cleaning
It consumes ink inside the Head and Damper.
C M Y K CL WH
Powerful Cleaning
All groups or any 1 group can be
It consumes ink inside the Head, Damper
selected for cleaning.
and Ink Tube.

Cleaning Function

Automatic Cleaning
Cleaning takes place right after the secondary power is turned on.
Whether the cleaning takes place or not and the cleaning sequence
are determined depending on the time the power has been staying
off.
Automatic Light Cleaning of B Group
When 10 minutes pass after the last head cleaning of B Group
(White and Gloss), the machine now performs the light cleaning of B
Group at the beginning of the printing.
This function is activated only when [PERIODIC CL.] in the User
Menu is set to [NONE].

Ink

Consumption

GlW

0.269/color x 2 color = 0.54cc

Cleaning Function

Maintenance Flushing
Flushing takes place automatically to prevent the head nozzles from
clogging when the machine is not used. Primary power must be kept on
to enable this function.
Automatic flushing takes place every 8 hours when the machine is not
used. The count starts when...
1. finishing a printing or a cleaning.
2. the secondary power is turned off.
3. the machine goes into the sleep mode.

Cleaning Function

Dummy Scanning
Dummy scanning takes place when starting the printing. This feature
has been supported as a countermeasure for an ink mixture problem.
Ink

Consumption

CMYKGlW

0.0001cc/color x 6 color = 0.0006cc

Cleaning Function

Periodical Cleaning
It is the function to perform cleaning during printing.

User Menu
It is possible to set the timing of executing the cleaning.
PERIODIC CL.
NONE
10 min

[5 min] to [990 min] :


The cleaning takes place when the cumulative printing time reaches
the time set here and every time before printing starts.
[PAGE] : The cleaning takes place every time before printing starts.
[NONE] : Cleaning is not performed.

Service Menu
It is possible to select the cleaning type.
PERIODIC CL.
NORMAL LIGHT

[WIPE] : wiping and flushing only


[LIGHT] : wiping and light evacuation only
[NORMAL] : regular normal cleaning
[MEDIUM] : regular medium cleaning

8. Interface
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Ethernet Port

Ethernet is only available as interface.


IP address can be set on the operation panel because the network
board is built in Main Board.

SYSTEM INFO .
NETWORK

NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
NETWORK
SUBNET MASK

NETWORK
GATEWAY ADDRESS

NETWORK
MAC ADDRESS

9. Other Features
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Preset Function

Up to 8 presets can be saved.


It is possible to name each preset as you like.

Menu items that can be saved as preset


z
z
z
z
z
z

[EDGE DETECTION]
[VACUUM POWER]
[FULL WIDTH S]
[ADJUST BI-DIR SIMPLE SETTING]
[ADJUST BI-DIR DETAIL SETTING]
[CALIBRATION] (for Printing)

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z
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[CALIBRATION] (for Cutting)


Cutting Conditions
[PRINT-CUT ADJ.]
[CROP-CUT ADJ.]

[CUT TEST PRINT] Menu

Adjusting for When Cutting the Printed Surface


Since cured UV ink is thick, the cutting conditions when you're cutting a
printed surface are different from the cutting conditions when you're
cutting a surface that hasn't been printed. When you're cutting a printed
surface, use [CUT TEST PRINT] to adjust the cutting conditions.

Note;
The adjustment value is general suggestion. Their accuracy is not assured.

1. Load the media


2. Execute the [CUT TEST PRINT] to print a black
square.
3. Press [TEST CUT] key to Perform a cutting
test on the printed black square.

Test print

Air Intake Port


This is where air intake is performed to lessen the characteristic odor of
ECO-UV inks.

Connect to LEC-300
<Bore diameter> 38mm
<Air capacity> 1.8m3/min

PipeConnectingPort

Note;
CuredinkisVOCFree,butithasaspecificodor.Incase
thecustomersaresensitivetosmell,recommendtouseAir
IntakePort.

Media Guide

Detachable plate by the user


Stainless-steel plate

Media

Prevent the media from striking on the


stand stay during the operation.

Rear Cover

It must be attached when performing printing to prevent the UV light


from escaping from the machine.

Rear Cover

If the rear cover is not attached, the


UV light can escape from the machine.

Media Flanges

The black rubber part swells by tightening up the knob.


Swollen rubbers prevent the roll media from coming off the media
flanges.
Useable roll weight : Up to 20 kg

This part swells.

High/Low Temperature Error

High Temperature Error


Temperature to trigger a High Temperature Error
When turning on the secondary power : 40 degrees C
When the secondary power is on
: 42 degrees C

Low Temperature Error


Temperature to trigger a Low Temperature Error
When turning on the secondary power : 19 degrees C
When the secondary power is on
: 17 degrees C

Ambience Thermistor
It measures the ambient temperature.

Media Clamp

2 sets, long type and short type, of the removable media clamp are
bundled with the machine.
They should be removed when performing a cutting job.
When using the long media clamps, [LONG] should be selected in
[MEDIA CLAMP] menu to disable the media-cutoff operation.
Performing media-cutoff with the long media clamps installed causes
the separating knife to interfere with the media clamp.
MEDIA CLAMP
SHORT
LONG

Short Media Clamp

Long Media Clamp

Maintenance Kit
Maintenance kit is bundled with the following items.
Maintenance Guide
Same Cleaning Liquid for Sol ink
This can be used for ECO-UV ink.
Cleaning Stick : 10 pcs
30 pcs of Cleaning Sticks and 6 pcs of
Wipers are bundled with LEC-300
aside from Maintenance Kit.

Head Height
Adjustable between High (3.2mm)
and Low (2.2mm)

Height-adjustment lever

Scan Motor

The same scan motor as XC-540.


Life Expectancy : 1,500 hours

Discharged Ink Count


LEC-300 monitors the discharged ink amount and gives a message to
check the drain bottle when the bottle becomes close to being full.
CHECK
DRAIN BOTTLE

Since the discharged ink amount is not monitored by a sensor but by


checking how much ink has been discharged into the Caps, it is necessary
to reset the count when disposing of the discharged ink. Otherwise, the
reminder message doesnt appear at the appropriate timing.

MENU
SUB MENU

SUB MENU
MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE
DRAIN BOTTLE
[ENTER]

Reset
completed !

EMPTY
DRAIN BOTTLE

10. Special Pump Operations


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Pump Up

This removes ink inside the printer.


It is available both from User menu and Service menu.
User Menu
INK CONTROL
PUMP UP

Service Menu
SUB MENU
PUMP UP

Head Wash
This drains the ink inside the printer and washes the ink lines using cleaning
cartridges.
It is available both from User menu and Service menu.
When it is executed in the user menu, it requires 4 cleaning cartridges.
When it is executed in the service menu for all the groups, it requires 6
cleaning cartridges.
User Menu

INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH

Service Menu

SUB MENU
HEAD WASH

Fill Ink
This fills with ink.

It is only available from Service menu.

SUB MENU
FILL INK

Head Replace
This is the operation to be done after replacing a head. It washes
the ink lines using cleaning cartridges and fills with ink.

It is only available from Service menu.


6 cleaning cartridges are required to execute it.

SUB MENU
HEAD REPLACE

Initial Fill Ink


This is the initial fill ink operation. It washes the ink lines using
cleaning cartridges and fills with ink.

It is only available when turning on the power


while no ink is loaded in the machine.
4 cleaning cartridges are required to execute it.

SELECT INK TYPE


ECO UV C M Y K Gl W

11. Roland VersaWorks


LEC-300 is supported from RVW ver.3.0
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New Features of 3.0

Server Function
Adobe CPSI 3018
Alternate Arrangement

Server Function

Plural units can be connected at the same time. (Max. 4 units)


It is possible to RIP/PRINT for plural jobs at the same time.
Cutting machine GX-24 and GX-500/400/300 have been supported.

11. Roland VersaWorks

Server Function
Plural machines which need RVW dongle cannot be connected at the same time.

SP-300

XJ-740

SP-300

SJ-1000

Server Function

Machine
selection tab

Display of status
Job List
for all
connected
machines

Job which does not have


cutting data cannot be
added to the job list

New screen layout

Adobe CPSI 3018

The performance stability and the print quality have been improved by
fixing the problems of CPSI 3016.
Improvement in gradation quality by simulated 16 bit

Adobe CPSI 3018


Improving the gradation quality by simulated 16 bit smooth shade rendering.

8 bit rendering

Simulated 16 bit arendering

Color difference may


visible at the border.

Color difference is not


visible at the border.

Simulated 16 bit smooth shade rendering feathers the border by dithering.

Alternate Arrangement

Normal Arrangement
Color difference may
visible at the border.

Unchecked
Printing color
may different
between at the
right side and at
the left side of
the machine.

Alternate Arrangement

Alternate Arrangement
Color difference is not
visible at the border.

Checked!

Rotate the
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New Features for LEC-300


New Profiles Generic profile & Special Effect for LEC-300

Only Generic and Special Effect profiles are available.


Generic is for printing CMYK or White
Special Effect is for printing Gloss ink to have Varnishing & Embossing
effects.

How to Create White & Gloss data

1. Create new swatch (e.g. Adobe Illustrator)


RDG_WHITE or RDG_GLOSS
Color Type; Spot Color

2. Select graphics with


created swatches

3. Sent job to RVW


ForCMYKWprinting
ForGlossprinting

You do not have to create


print files for CMYK, White, or
Gloss separately. The print
file can be one file including
all the different layers for each
color setting.

How to Perform Gloss Overprinting with Embossing Mode

1. Add the CMYK and Gloss data on the job list.

How to Perform Gloss Overprinting with Embossing Mode


2. Select [Generic] profile and [CMYK(v)+PASS]
for CMYK data.

3. Select [Print Only] on Operation Mode.


4. Check the box of [Return to Origin After Print]
5. Print CMYK data.

How to Perform Gloss Overprinting with Embossing Mode


6. After printing CMYK data, select [Special
Effects] profile for Gloss data.
7. Select [Embossing(v) +PASS] as Print mode

How to Perform Gloss Overprinting with Embossing mode


8. Go to [Printer Controls] and select the desired
number of overprint times.
9. Print Gloss data
e.g.)
If you set 2 times for Overprint, Matte Varnish will
be performed 2 times.
Then, Gloss varnish will be performed on the top as
a finishing after feeding back the media.

12. Transport
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Transport of the Machine


To transport the machine, it is necessary to remove all ink from the machine
by performing the HEAD WASH. However, the machine can be transported
without removing ink if the situation meets the following conditions.
Temperature does not exceed 40 degrees Celsius during the transport.
The transport shock is weak.
It is possible to turn on the power again within 48 hours.
Please make sure to fill with ink within 1 week once your perform the
HEAD WASH. If not, cleaning liquid remaining inside the heads could
cause the printing problems, such as missing dots or diagonally-fired dots.
In the worst case, the heads will be broken.

Transport without Removing the Ink

1. Insert the Empty


Cartridges.

2. Put the clip on the 3


black tubes connected
to the pumps.

3. Remove the Drain


Bottle.

5. Secure the Drain-tube


Cover.

6. Release the
Loading Lever.

7. Secure the Head


Carriage.

4. Remove the Bottle


Stand.

Transport after Removing the Ink

1. Perform HEAD WASH


In User menu.

2. Remove the Drain


Bottle.

INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH

5. Release the Loading


Lever.

6. Secure the Head


Carriage.

3. Remove the Bottle


Stand.

4. Secure the Drain-tube


Cover.

13. Troubleshooting
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White & Gloss Hairline

White Hairline

WhiteHairline
feed
scan

White & Gloss Hairline

Gloss Hairline
GlossHairline

feed
scan

Visible only where a special type of


media is used.
- Silver PET Matte: having matte
surface but turns up metallic when
the media reacts to the ink
- Lintec label stock: FNS Matte PW

White & Gloss Hairline

How to reduce the risk of White & Gloss Hairline


Usage Environment
Do not place LEC-300 in any place where it will be subjected to
direct air of the air-conditioner. The hairlines are likely to appear in
less than 25 degrees C temperature.
Avoid using the silver film in case of Gloss ink printing.
Use the media other than the silver film which has matte surface.
Cleaning
Perform the normal cleaning. The hairlines will mostly disappear.
Use CustomCUT feature of VersaWorks
Since the hairlines are likely to appear from around 500mm length,
use CustomCUT feature when printing lengthy data for production
use. The whole job is divided by the specified length and it allows
the machine to perform automatic light cleaning in the beginning of
every page.

How to set the media size


1. Select [CustomCUT]

1.
2.

Print&Cut

2. Enter the value of length.


** The value should be set
less than 500 mm.

3. Enter the number of copy.

Enterlightcleaning
automatically

3.

Print&Cut
Whentheprintingisreachedto
thegap,press[Pause]buttonin
theoperationpanel,thenconduct
Print,cut,andenter[Normalcleaning],andrestart
Enterlightcleaning
lightcleaning
Print&Cut
automatically printing.
automatically

14. Maintenance
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Peck5

Functions
Following things can be done by communicating
with the machine.
Getting report of the machine
Getting parameter of the machine
Sending parameter to the machine
Setting the head rank
Upgrading the firmware
Get Report
It gets the followings reports.
System Report
Service Report
About Ink Cartridge Report
History Report
Ink Cartridge Report cannot be obtained by Peck. In order
for the machine to communicate with the cartridge IC chip,
Event Log
the secondary power needs to be on. However, the
secondary power needs to be off when getting report with
Peck.

Message for Maintenance


Following messages are prepared to promote maintenance.

PRESS THE POWER


KEY TO CLEAN

This appears when the machine has been unused for 21


days. Head cleaning will take place by turning on the
secondary power.

TIME FOR
MAINTENANCE

This appears to remind the user to do a manual head


cleaning. It appears when the time set in [MAINTE. MSG] in
the service menu has passed after [SUB MENU] >
[MAINTENANCE] > [CLEANING] is performed last.

MAINTE. MSG.
NONE 100 hours

Service Menu

TIME FOR
WIPER REPLACE

This appears to remind the user to replace the wipers. It


appears when the number of wiping and rubbing reaches
3,000 times after the last wiper replacement.

Cleaning the UV Lamp

How to clean UV Lamp

It is necessary to clean the UV lamp at least once a month.


Use commercially available glass cleaner and the bundled cleaning stick.

Area to clean

What happens if the UV Lamp is not cleaned for a long time?

UV lamp is contaminated with ink mist and it cannot cure the ink enough.

Goggles for protecting eyes


Service technicians must wear the UV-cut goggles if the UV lamp is turned
on while the cover is open or removed during the maintenance operation.

15. Consumables
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Consumables
Description

UV Lamp
Head

Life Expectancy
10,000 hours
* It can be less depending on the ambient temperature.

6 billion shots / nozzle

* Ink Damper should be replaced when the Head is replaced.


Wiper
6 months / Wiping 3,000 times / Rubbing 100 times
Cap Top
6 months
Scan Motor
1,500 hours
Pump Unit
200,000 times
Ink Tube
3,000 hours
Sponge for the Flushing Unit 6 months
Sponge under Wipers
12 months
Battery
24 months
Cutter Protection
Replace it if there are scratches on it.
Pinch Roller
Replace it if the rubber part is worn out.