Adjusting the Auto Take-up Reel (Parallel Adjustment)

Two people are required for parallel adjustment: one in front of the printer and one in back.
  1. Turn off the product.
  2. Loosen both roll core holder locking screws and move the roll core holders inward.


  3. Remove the screws and turn the covers shown here to open them.


  4. Open the front cover and raise the media loading lever.


  5. Remove the protective film from the back of one adjustment guide.


  6. Align Hole 1 of the adjustment guide with the screw on the left edge at the top of the after heater and adhere the adjustment guide to the after heater.


  7. Align Hole 2, Hole 3, and Hole 4 with the screws on the left edge of the after heater and adhere them.


  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to attach the other adjustment guide to the right side of the after heater.
  9. Move the left roll core holder outward.


    Note: If the left roll core handle shaft is pushed in, rotate the handle as shown until it stops.


  10. Align the right roll core holder with the dotted line as shown and tighten the right roll core locking screw.


  11. Pass the loop on the end of the adjustment tool through the auto take-up reel roll core.


  12. Insert the roll core onto the right roll core holder.


  13. Insert the left roll core holder and tighten the roll core holder locking screw.


  14. Rotate the left roll core handle until part A is fully inserted as shown.


  15. Move the adjustment tool to the left side of the after heater. Insert the leading edge of the adjustment tool through the paper path between the media guide bar and the after heater.


  16. Align the adjustment tool and adjustment guide on the left side of the after heater and line them up at the front of the product.


  17. Attach a counterweight to the end of the adjustment tool at the back of the product and let it hang as shown. Let the counterweight come to a complete standstill.


  18. Note the value of the scale where the adjustment tool overlaps the front edge of the white line on the platen.


  19. Lift up the adjustment tool and slide it to the right side of the after heater. Align the adjustment tool and adjustment guide and line them up at the front of the product. Let the counterweight attached to the adustment tool come to a complete standstill. Note the value of the scale where the adjustment tool overlaps the front edge of the white line on the platen.


  20. Do one of the following:
    • If the difference between the values of both sides is more than 0.02 inch (0.5 mm), go to the next step.
    • If the difference is under 0.02 inch (0.5 mm), go to step 25.
  21. Using the hexagon wrench, loosen all of the metal fixing screws as shown.


  22. Loosen the adjustment screws as shown.


  23. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise for each side that has a value more than 0.02 inch (0.5 mm) until the value on the scale is less than 0.02 inch (0.5 mm). Make sure the values are equal on both sides.


  24. Securely tighten all screws as shown.


  25. At the back of the product, remove the counterweight.


  26. At the front of the product, remove the adjustment tool.


  27. Loosen the right roll core holder locking screw and slide the roll core holder to the right.


  28. Remove the roll core.


  29. Remove the adjustment tool from the roll core.


  30. Remove both adjustment guides from the product.


  31. Use a damp lint-free cloth to wipe off any dust and lint from the back of the adjustment guides. Roll up the alignment tool and adjustment guides and store them so that they do not become creased.
  32. Loosen the left roll core holder locking screw and move both roll core holders inward.


  33. Turn the covers as shown and tighten the screws.


Related references
Parallel Adjustment Tools