This will work on any Olivetti or Konica Minolta based colour MFD that has a booklet folding unit in the Finisher. These are Instructions for printing on to a Card/Thick cover and getting it folded and NOT having the print rub off or smear. This will work if you just want to do a 4 page (1 sheet of thick paper) Booklet or add a thick cover to booklet. It is important to only tell the machine it has thick paper in the machine and not select thick in the print driver.
Please see below on how to print on to thick paper/card and fold etc.
Log in to machine and select copy screen
Place card in bypass, a window should pop up on the display.
Select thick 1 or thick 2 – do not select thick 3 as this will not work with these settings.
From your computer, go to print and select printer properties
Under Basic, change Paper Tray to Tray 1 – you won’t be using this if it is a 4 page booklet.
Next go to Layout and select Booklet under Print Type.
Next go to Finish and select Center Staple & Fold or Half Fold, both will work
Next go to Cover Mode, turn on Front Cover, select Print and select Bypass Tray as the source.
Next Click OK then click print
It should then print out from the bypass tray and the print should not get smeared.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Create & Use a LetterHead Overlay In An Olivetti Colour MFD Print Driver
You first need to create the Letterhead to use as the host image in a program such as Word or a design package such as In-Design.
Next with that file open you need to bring up the print dialogue for the Olivetti MFD, you can do this by selecting print and then selecting properties. Be careful not to press Quick Print as this will not work.
Once the printer properties has been opened go to the stamp/composition tab and select create host image, then OK.
Then print the document as you would normally, this will then ask you where you want to save the file. You can save this locally or in a network location, I would recommend saving it in a network location if you want this available for several users on different computers.
If you are saving this locally on the machine you have created the host image on then the driver automatically remembers where the image is. You can test this by opening a letter and then going in to the printer properties and under the stamp/composition tab selecting print host image, the KFO file should show up like below.
Defaulting The Print Driver To Use a Host Image From a Network Location
First locate the print driver under devices & printers on your computer, then right click and select printer properties.
Go to stamp/composition like before and select print host image, click on edit
Next click Browse files….
Then enter the UNC path (e.g. \\yourservername\folder\letterhead.KFO) to the file or use the browse function to locate the file and click open.
This should look something like below, you can also set if you want the letterhead to print on the 1st page or all pages. Most users just need it on the first page, especially if they are printing 2 Sided and want the second page on the reverse.
This will now use the letterhead image from the network location, I would recommend using this option if you need this on a number of computers. Especially if you need to update the file as it will automatically update on all the computers.
You may also want to have a designated print driver that is defaulted to print the letter head.
Quick guide on setting up Account Track on an Olivetti colour MFD, this will apply to the MF222, MF282 range including the plus models upto the MF752 and can be applied to most of the older models as well.
Firstly you will need to turn on Account Track on your machine, this can be done via the machines web interface. You will need the IP address of the machine, this can be found by printing out the configuration page from the machine, this can printed out by pressing menu – utility – user settings – printer settings – print reports – configuration page, then the start key once it has lit up blue.
Once you have the IP address the you will need to type into the address line in your web browser of choice. Once the web page has loaded then please log out as a public user and then log in as an Administrator.
Once you’re logged in then go to the User Authentication/Account Track section.
Next turn on Account Track and set to Password Only then click OK.
Next click on Account Track Settings, New Registration to add a new user.
Next add the new user details and set their password, it can be numerical or alphanumeric a minimum of 2 characters. We usually recommend using a 4 digit numerical code as this is easy to enter on the screen of the MFD when logging in.
You can also set the permissions for each user and set a limit to how many prints they can do before the machine stops them from printing. If you choose not to edit the functions then the machine will just record how many copies and prints that each user has done.
Once you have finished setting up the new user you click register then you can set up more users in the same way.
Next you need to set up the print driver for the machine, there are 3 ways of doing this.
1. Having a pop up dialog box appear every time a user prints asking for their account track number.
2. Embedding the users ID code in to the driver on each persons computer in their default print preferences.
3. Print without authentication, where you tell the machine to bill all the jobs to the Public account.
I’ve uploaded a video showing you how to do this below:
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Importing Addresses In To An Olivetti MF282plus or Similar Machine Via Data Administrator
In a different post I went through exporting the address book from an Olivetti colour MFP, now we want to import the same address book in to another machine. You can also use this same method to import addresses from a spreadsheet as long as you save it as a Tab delimited text file. I will go in to that in a different post, first we will import the addresses created from another similar device such as a Konica Minolta Colour Bizhub or Olivetti Colour MFP.
Before we start to import the address book that we exported in our previous post we may need to edit the text file to add the password for the SMB addresses as Data Administrator doesn’t save them when you export them.
If you open up Microsoft Excel or a similar spreadsheet application, then open the address book file. You will need to select all files to be able to do this. Then select Tab delimited, click next 2 more times.
Next find the column labelled SMB:Password and add the password next to any SMB addresses, once you have done this you can save and exit.
Now we have edited the text file we can import the data in to the machine via Data Administrator.
First you will need to connect to the device like in previous posts, then you need to expand the tree on the left hand side for the address book.
Next select File, import, import each data from the file.
Browse through to the file you need, it should then ask you to choose what type of addresses you want to import, in this case I am doing Email & SMB.
Click Next then make sure that Tab Delimited is checked and click Next again.
Then click next until you get to the section where it asks you to match the fields on the right hand side with the columns on the left hand side. You will need to scroll through each column and match the correct fields, see below.
Once you have matched the columns up with the fields click next. On the next screen of the wizard you will need to highlight all the adresses and click on select, make sure you don’t include the column headers as you won’t want to export that to your machines address book.
Next click Import and the addresses will appear in Data Administrator, you will then need to highlight all the addresses and click edit on the right hand side. This so that we can select Edit Search Key and check the box marked Main. If we don’t do this the addresses will not appear on the Favourites tab on the front screen of the machine when you select scan.
The next step is to click export to the device and then click write, this will then push the data on to the MFP.
Once you have written the data to the machine It should look like this.
If you should require any more assistance then please call Elmdale Maintenance on 0118 982 1444
Olivetti has just updated its colour range of MFPs, please see the press release by Olivetti below:
On the PLUS side, Olivetti’s range of A3 colour MFPs is now even better.
Olivetti is delighted to announce the availability of 3 new A3 full colour MFPs to its range – the
22ppm d-Color MF222PLUS, 36ppm d-Color MF362PLUS and the 45ppm d-Color MF552PLUS.
These 3 models are virtually identical to their predecessors but feature some changes that add to productivity and greatly reduce energy consumption. One of the most important improvements has occurred at the very heart of the machines. Thanks to new SoC (Software on a Chip) technology fewer components, than ever before, ‘stay awake’ when the machines are in Sleep Mode, reducing the total energy consumption to less than 1 Watt. The ErP is also less than 0.2 Watt, one of the lowest on the market. However, the warm-up time is still less than 22 seconds.
The previous range’s Licence Kit, or i-Options, has always allowed the scan to searchable PDF and PowerPoint but the PLUS series provides additional creativity by scanning to searchable Word and Excel documents making most documents universally accessible and day-to-day work easy to manage.
The touch panel has now been improved to allow data on the screen to be enlarged and moved in the same way as Smart phones and Touch Tablet PCs operate, using Flick and Drag technology; while, for those who operate within a ThinPrint environment for reducing the size of network traffic, the new PLUS series supports this facility.
For more information on the new range of A3 colour multifunction devices please visit Elmdale Maintenance