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HP Scitex FB500 Printer

HP Scitex FB700 Printer


Operator training guidelines and checklist

2010 Hewlett-Packard Development


Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject
to change without notice. The only
warranties for HP products and services are
set forth in the express warranty statements
accompanying such products and services.
Nothing herein should be construed as
constituting an additional warranty. HP shall
not be liable for technical or editorial errors
or omissions contained herein.
Part number TN4870 Revision A

1 Introduction
The objective of this document is to provide a list of topics that must be covered when training a
printer operator. Use this form during the training provided at the time of printer installation or any
other time operator training is provided. Each item is uniquely numbered to facilitate quick
reference.
Page numbers for corresponding information in the printers User Guide are provided with each item
on the checklist. These references are to the English language version of the Guide and may differ
from other language localizations of the Guide. HP suggests that the customer print out a copy of
the User Guide for reference and annotation during the training. HP strongly recommends that
Chapter 9, User Cleaning Tasks, be printed for customer reference and reinforcement during the
training.
When used at installation, mark all applicable checklists, obtain signatures, and return the entire
completed form to the appropriate HP Customer Care Center for your region.

2 Operator Training on Printer


Table 1 Hardware Identification
The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with the names, locations, and
functions of each component listed below.
1.

Familiarize operator with the primary


printer hardware components and their
functions:

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 1, page 4-6.

Control panel
UV-filtering windows
Exhaust vents
Multi-sheet N-Up alignment pins
Network connection
Power switch
Media drive belt
Input & output rollers
Media alignment bar
Rail
Media Thickness Sensor
Carriage Encoder Strip
Off-Head Ink System
Ink profilers docking station
Ink cartridge (box) rack
Ink connections

White ink shaker (if white ink option


purchased & installed)

IDS vacuum system


Auxiliary power input
Set-point adjustment knob

Front cover door switch


Carriage
Lamps
Cooling fans/air filters
Lamp Glass
Camera assembly

Service Station
Service access door
Wiper assembly
Wiper blade
Light

2.

Media tables (standard set)


Attachment latches for printer
Attachment latches for
accessory tables
Slam latch
Height adjustment and level
indicators

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 2, page 11

Table 2 Preparing for Printing (Rigid Load)


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with the process of loading rigid
media and preparing for printing.
3.

Review printhead maintenance


procedures, both automated servicing
and periodic manual cleaning.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 35; Chapter 9, p. 70

4.

Demonstrate Media Configuration and


Loading of 1st sheet. Do not attempt to
cover the Media Wizard full feature set
at this time.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 2, p. 9

5.

Demonstrate Ejecting media.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 4, p. 25

6.

Demonstrate Loading subsequent


sheets of the same media. Show Live
Load, Quick Load, and New Load.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 34

7.

Discuss media thickness sensing and


head height for printing.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 1, p. 6; Chapter 6, p. 33

8.

Demonstrate checking jet health (prime Consult the printers User Guide,
bars).
Chapter 6, p. 35; Appendix C, p. 91

9.

Demonstrate and discuss printer


calibration. Show manual jet mapping
and compare to AutoSet results (use
the AutoJet printed during printer
installation).

10.

Setting the print position and auto-eject Consult the printers User Guide,
features
Chapter 4, p. 25

11.

Discuss print modes and refer to Image Consult the printers User Guide,
Quality Guide section of User Manual. Chapter 4, p. 21

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 7 (all)

Table 3 Preparing for Printing (Roll-to-roll) applicable only if the RTR option is present
The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with the process of loading roll-fed
media and working with the take-up system.
12.

Familiarize operator with the roll-fed


option components and their functions:

Supply spool and collets


Foam-lift and foam-press rollers
Dancer bars
Take-up spool and collets
Take-up motor and switches
Take-up motor power connection

13.

Refer the operator to the roll-fed media


maximum supported specifications
found in the User Guide.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Appendix A, p. 83

14.

Demonstrate loading roll-fed media.


Refer to the control panel and User
Guide for illustrations of the media
path/web.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 2, p. 15

Table 3 Preparing for Printing (Roll-to-roll) applicable only if the RTR option is present
The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with the process of loading roll-fed
media and working with the take-up system.
15.

Demonstrate and explain the operation


of the dancer bars and the take-up
motor and switches

16.

Demonstrate restoring a previous rollfed loaded state

Table 4 Control Panel


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with use of the control panel and the
various options and settings available to customize the printer output, behavior, and user
experience.
17.

Home Page

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 29-30

18.

Attention Window

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 30

19.

Printing Page

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 31

Options
Gutters
Margins
Print White Space
Head Height above media
Measure Media Type
Air Purge Type
Sleep Wait
Low Ink Warning
UV Lamps Idle Time

Turn UV lamps on/off


20.

Review the use of the Stored Jobs


feature. (This item may be deferred
until after the RIP installation and
training section has been completed.

21.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 4, p. 23

Spooling setting
Printing a single copy
Printing multiple copies for N-up
Changing print mode on the printer
Using the 2-sided printing assistant

Media Page

The Media Wizard is covered below


in Table 5

22.

Ink Options

Perform an Air Purge


Check Jet Health
Printhead Procedures

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 35

Table 4 Control Panel


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with use of the control panel and the
various options and settings available to customize the printer output, behavior, and user
experience.
23.

System

System Information
Settings

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 37ff.

Localization

Tools | User Diagnostics


Tools |Service Printer
Home Motor Positions
Measure Media Width
Ink System Tests -> Vacuum
Pump Test

Table 5 Media Wizard


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with the functions of the Media
Wizard, including creating a new media type and sorting the list.
24.

Demonstrate Media Conguration and


Loading of 1st sheet. Include all of the
following topics:

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 2, p. 9ff.

Media Wizard
Creating your own Wizard entries
Media roller settings
Media Weight
Vacuum fans
Printing Delay
Visible vs. Invisible
Flat Media vs. Warped Media Mode
Media Thickness
Sorting the list of entries

Table 6 Cleaning and maintaining the printer


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with the cleaning tasks that are
required to maintain optimal printer reliability and output quality.
The user should also become aware of CQ121A FB500-FB700 User Cleaning Kit that provides
the required consumable items to fulfill the cleaning tasks on a quarterly basis. (CQ168A FB950
User Cleaning Kit may be substituted when CQ121A is not available.)
25.

Review these required operator-level


cleaning tasks:

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 9

Cleaning the Rail


Cleaning the Encoder Strip &
Reader

Cleaning the Carriage Wheels


Cleaning the Media Belt
Cleaning the Media Hold-Down
Rollers

26.

Cleaning the UV Lamp Glass


Cleaning the Ionizer Bar
Cleaning the UV Lamp Air Filters
Cleaning the service station wiper
Emptying waste ink container

Review these required operator-level


maintenance tasks:

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 3, p. 19

Changing an Ink Box and Profiler


27.

Review extended downtime


procedures:

Emptying heads of ink


Refilling heads

Table 7 Embedded web server (EWS)


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with features provided by the
embedded web server. A computer, such as the RIP, with a TCP/IP connection to the printer and
a web browser are required to view the EWS and complete this training.
28.

Review where the printer IP address


information may be viewed through the
control panel

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 6, p. 33

29.

Demonstrate opening a web browser


session to the printers IP address.

30.

Review the printer status information


available through the EWS.

31.

Display the current control panel image Consult the printers User Guide,
through the EWS.
Chapter 1, p. 7

32.

Set the date and time through the


EWS.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 1, p. 7

33.

Download a log file through the EWS.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 1, p. 7

34.

Update the printer firmware through the Consult the printers User Guide,
EWS.
Chapter 1, p. 8

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 1, p. 7

Table 7 Embedded web server (EWS)


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with features provided by the
embedded web server. A computer, such as the RIP, with a TCP/IP connection to the printer and
a web browser are required to view the EWS and complete this training.
35.

Transfer a custom media definition


through the EWS.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 1, p. 7

Table 8 White Ink Option (if applicable)


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with printer-related tasks unique to
the white ink option. If the option has not been purchased, this section may be omitted from the
training.
36.

Review the initial changeover from 6color to CMYK + white involving the
security profiler.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 5, p. 27

37.

Review installation of the white ink


profiler and white ink supply & Y-pigtail
onto the printer.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 5, p. 27

38.

Review the required increased manual


cleaning of the white printheads.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 5, p. 28

39.

Review the installation and function of


the white ink shaker.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 5, p. 27-28

40.

Review the available print options


related to white:

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 5, p. 28

Overflood
Underflood
Spot
41.

Review the related print server


configurations related to white.

42.

Review the changeover from CMYK+


White back to 6-color.

Consult the printers User Guide,


Chapter 5, p. 27-28

3 Operator Training on RIP


The printer may be bundled with either Onyx or Caldera. If the customer purchased a printer with
the bundled RIP, use the applicable checklist below to ensure the customer is familiar with the
basics of installation, configuration, and printing. Color profile creation and related advanced topics
are not in the scope of this training guide and checklist.

3.1 Caldera RIP


Table 9 Caldera RIP Basic Training
The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with printer-related tasks unique to
the white ink option. If the option has not been purchased, this section may be omitted from the
training.
43.

Install the RIP software on the


customer-provided computer hardware.

44.

Obtain and install the FB500-FB700


driver package from Caldera

45.

Configure the Caldera RIP for the


printers IP address.

46.

Demonstrate how to open an image file


for printing

47.

Demonstrate resizing the image

48.

Demonstrate selecting or changing the


media type.

49.

Demonstrate selecting or changing the


print mode.

50.

Show the user where to obtain


additional product information from
Caldera.

3.2 Onyx RIP


Table 10 Onyx RIP Basic Training
The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with printer-related tasks unique to
the white ink option. If the option has not been purchased, this section may be omitted from the
training.
51.

Install the RIP software on the


customer-provided computer hardware.

52.

Obtain and install the FB500-FB700


driver package from Onyx

53.

Configure the Onyx RIP for the printers


IP address.

54.

Demonstrate how to open an image file


for printing

55.

Demonstrate resizing the image

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Table 10 Onyx RIP Basic Training


The objective of this training is make the operator familiar with printer-related tasks unique to
the white ink option. If the option has not been purchased, this section may be omitted from the
training.
56.

Demonstrate selecting or changing the


media type.

57.

Demonstrate selecting or changing the


print mode.

58.

Show the user where to obtain


additional product information from
Onyx.

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4 Training Sign-Off
By signing below, the Trainer certifies that all applicable training has been completed.
_______________________________ _______________
Installers Signature

Date

By signing below, the Primary Operator certies that all applicable initial training has been
completed to his/her satisfaction.
_______________________________ _______________
Primary Operators Signature

Date

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