How to set up colours after they go out of sync on an Olivetti colour MFD

From time to time the colours on most Olivetti colour MFDs will wander and go darker or richer, if this happens it is a simple process to get the machine to set itself back up again. You can print out Gradation sheets and the machine will read them from the glass and adjust itself back to the correct levels.

Below I’ve detailed how to set your machines colours back up. This will work for older machines as well with the current range like the MF452 etc.

On older machines press the button marked Utility/Counter, on newer machines press the Menu button and then select Utility on the screen.

Next select Administrator Settings, enter the password 12345678 then select OK

administrator-settings

Next select System Settings, then Expert Adjustment, then Gradation Adjustment.

The screen should show Image Stabilization Only and the Print button will be lit up blue, press the print key to allow the machine to read its levels and stabalize ready for the adjustments in the next step.

stabilisation

Once it has finished stabilizing the print & copy buttons should be available, select print then choose A3 if you have this type of paper in the machine and press start to print off the Gradation Sheet for measuring. The machine will tell you which way to place the sheet on the copy board glass, don’t worry if you haven’t got A3 paper in the machine, you can choose A4 and it will print 2 sheets for measuring instead.

print-gradation-sheet

Next place the sheet(s) on the copyboard glass like a normal photocopy, close the lid then press the print key to start the measurement process. When it has finished it will go back to the screen before. Select Print again and repeat the process 2 more times. Then repeat the same process for the copy setting.

test-pattern

Once you have read the patterns 3 times for the print & copy settings then you are done! You can press close until you get back to the normal copy screen.

Your machine should now be back to normal, if you need any more info or the machine still isn’t producing the colour you normally expect then call Elmdale Maintenance on 01189821444.

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