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Using the Control Panel

Figure 3.2 Duplex binding orientation and Control Panel menu settings

Portrait Orientation: Set Duplex to Long Edge.

Portrait Orientation: Set Duplex to Short Edge.

Landscape Orientation: Set Duplex to Long Edge.

Landscape Orientation: Set Duplex to Short Edge.

 

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Using the Finisher

Features The finisher option has three output bins with a total maximum capacity of 2,000 unstapled sheets, up to 667

unstapled sheets per bin. Stapled output can be sent to all three bins.

Built-inStapler

The stapler can staple sets of up to 50 sheets. It has three stapling modes (Front for portrait, Back for landscape, and Dual for booklet mode). The customer-replaceablestapling unit contains 5,000 staples which are packaged as a supply item, in sets of three, for a total of 15,000 staples per package. The finisher comes with one staple cartridge of 5,000 staples.

Capacity Handling

The finisher is programmed to ensure that there is enough space remaining in the bin to output a job of from two to 50 pages. Up to 50 sheets can be stapled.

Stapled sets are kept in a compiler bin and ejected once a complete set has been stapled. Output is delivered to the finisher bins face down only.

The finisher has an elevator that positions one of the three output bins to receive output from the compiler bin. The finisher home position is when Bin 2 receives output from the compiler bin. Finisher bin selection can be made from printer drivers.

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Job Offsetting

The finisher supports offsetting of printed jobs in all three bins.

Supported Paper Sizes

All sizes of paper can be sent to the finisher except A6 and Envelopes. Mixed sizes of paper can be sent to the finisher bins as long as all the paper within a single job is the same size. Mixed paper sizes within the same job cannot be compiled and stapled. SeeTable 3.7 on page 3-37for supported paper sizes.

Output Destination

With a finisher installed, the user may select the following output destinations: Face Down Bin, Face Up Bin, Finisher Bin 1, Finisher Bin 2, and Finisher Bin 3. Output destination can also be set by the System Administrator.

Output Bin Sensing

Each finisher bin senses not only the height of each stack, but also the number of stapled sets delivered to each stack. When the number of stapled sets delivered to the bin reaches 100 for long edge feed (LEF) paper sizes, or 50 for short edge feed (SEF) paper sizes, as shown in Table 3.7 on page 3-37, the bin is reported as full.

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Bin Level Sensors

Finisher sensors can detect the following bin conditions:

Empty

50%

Full

When a bin is full and the stack height does not allow additional sets to be sent to it, the destination of additional sets directed to the full bin is determined by the Output Timeout system parameter in the printer’s System Menu.

Safety Limitation

When Finisher Bin 3 is selected, the bins are raised to the highest position. In the interest of safety, they will only remain in this position for one minute following the last page delivered to Bin 3. After one minute, the bins are lowered to align Bin 2 with the output paper path.

Unload Button

The Unload Button temporarily interrupts printing and places the finisher in the home position to allow the operator to remove output. It also signals the controller to sense stack height in the bins and resume printing after the stack has been removed. Figure 1.4 on page 1-17illustrates the position of the unload button.

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Bin Capacity

Each Finisher Bin is capable of stacking up to 667 sheets

 

of 20 lb. paper for long edge feed (LEF) paper sizes and

 

333 sheets for short edge feed (SEF) paper sizes.

 

The maximum stack height is decreased when stapled sets

 

are delivered to each bin, since stapled sets affect the

 

stability of the output stack.

 

 

 

 

Table 3.7 lists the supported paper sizes and the

 

maximum capacity for each bin based upon whether the

 

output is unstapled or stapled.

 

 

 

Table 3.7 Maximum Capacity Per Bin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity

 

Capacity

 

Paper Size

 

 

Unstapled

 

 

 

 

 

Stapled Sets

 

 

 

 

Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter (8.5 x 11”) LEF

 

 

667

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement (5.5 x 8.5”) LEF

 

 

667

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive (7.25 x 10.5”) LEF

 

 

667

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A4 (210 x 297mm) LEF

 

 

667

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A5 (148 x 210mm) LEF

 

 

667

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B5-JIS (182 x 257 mm) LEF

 

 

667

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal (8.5 x 14”) SEF

 

 

333

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folio (8.5 x 13”) SEF

 

 

333

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ledger (11 x 17”) SEF

 

 

333

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A3 (287 x 420mm) SEF

 

 

333

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4-JIS (257 x 364 mm) SEF

 

 

333

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stapling Positions Stapling positions can be set at the User Interface or by the System Administrator.

Letter, Statement, B5-JISand Executive Paper

Figure 3.3 illustrates the approximate position of staples for Letter, Statement,B5-JISand Executive paper in Portrait, Landscape, and Inverse Landscape Modes based upon the stapling position indicated in the left hand column.

Figure 3.3 Stapling positions for Letter, Statement,

B5-JISand Executive paper

Stapling

 

Portrait

 

Landscape

 

Inverse

Position

 

 

 

Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A4 Paper

Figure 3.4 illustrates the approximate position of staples for A4 paper in Portrait, Landscape, and Inverse Landscape Modes based upon the stapling position indicated in the left hand column.

Figure 3.4 Stapling positions for A4 paper

Stapling

 

Portrait

 

Landscape

 

Inverse

Position

 

 

 

Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A5 Paper

Figure 3.5 illustrates the approximate position of staples for A5 paper in Portrait, Landscape, and Inverse Landscape Modes based upon the stapling position indicated in the left hand column.

Figure 3.5 Stapling positions for A5 paper

Stapling

 

Portrait

 

Landscape

 

Inverse

Position

 

 

 

Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A3 Paper

Figure 3.6 illustrates the approximate position of staples for A3 paper in Portrait, Landscape, and Inverse Landscape Modes based upon the UI parameters indicated in the left hand column.

Figure 3.6 Stapling positions for A3 paper

Stapling

 

Portrait

 

Landscape

 

Inverse

 

 

 

Landscape

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Position 2

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A

A

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Dual

 

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A

A

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Ledger, Legal, B4-JISand Folio Paper

Figure 3.7 illustrates the approximate position of staples for Ledger, Legal,B4-JISand Folio paper in Portrait, Landscape, and Inverse Landscape Modes based upon the UI parameters indicated in the left hand column.

Figure 3.7 Stapling positions for Ledger, Legal, B4-JISand Folio paper

Stapling

 

Portrait

 

Landscape

 

Inverse

Position

 

 

 

Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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