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HP Designjet Z2100 Photo Printer Series - Assembly Instructions

Read the instructions contained in this document carefully. Follow all instructions in the order in which they are presented.
What you will need for this procedure:
  • Because the printer is heavy, you may need up to three people to unpack it.
  • To assemble the printer you will need at least 1 x 2 m (40 x 80 in) of empty floor space.
    Before unpacking the printer, consider where the assembled printer will be located. Allow necessary space on all sides of the printer box.
    Figure : Floor space required

Assembly instructions

  1. Open the top of the main shipping box and remove the two accessory boxes, one at each end of the printer box. You will find the documentation and software for the printer on top of the printer.
    Figure : Removing accessory boxes
  2. Remove the stand box, which is the largest one.
      caution:
    You may need two people for this step.
    Figure : Removing stand box.
  3. Remove the empty boxes.
    Figure : Removing empty boxes
  4. Remove the roll of paper and place it on the floor next to the printer box, on the side where you will set up the printer.
      caution:
    You may need two people for this step.
    Figure : Removing paper roll
  5. Remove the rear tray from the printer.
      caution:
    You may need two people for this step.
    Figure : Removing rear tray
  6. Remove the six box fasteners from the sides of the printer box. To remove a fastener, pull on the tab at the side to open the fastener, then continue pulling to remove the whole fastener from the box.
    Figure : Removing box fasteners
  7. Lift up the sides and top of the printer box, and remove them from the printer.
      caution:
    You may need two people for this step.
    Figure : Removing printer box
  8. Cut and remove the straps around the stand box.
    Figure : Cutting/removing straps
  9. Open the stand box.
    Figure : Stand box
  10. Remove the cross-brace and the two pieces of packaging material from each end of the stand box.
  11. Place the two pieces of packaging material on the floor, spaced 40 cm apart, and place the cross-brace on top of them.
    Figure : Placing cross-brace on floor
  12. A screwdriver and 22 screws are provided in the stand box: 16 screws to assemble the stand, 4 to attach it to the printer, and 2 spares.
    Do not try to remove the washers from the screws.
    note:
    All the screws are for the stand. The basket does not need screws.
    Figure : Stand setup screws and driver
  13. Attach one leg of the stand to the cross-brace using two screws on the outside of the the leg, and two on the inside.
    First, fit all screws four screws on the outside of the leg, followed by the screws on the inside.
    Figure : Attaching first leg
  14. Attach the other leg to the cross-brace using two screws on the outside of the leg and two on the inside.
    Figure : Attaching second leg
  15. Make sure you have used four screws on each leg.
    Figure : Ensuring legs are secure
  16. Attach a foot to each leg, using four screws in each foot.
    Figure : Attaching feet
    Fit all screws loosely at first, then tighten them up.
  17. Return to the main body of the printer, and remove the small flaps from each of the foam end pieces.
    note:
    Do not remove the foam end pieces.
    Figure : Removing flaps
  18. Remove the orange tape from the transparent covering that protects the printer.
    Figure : Removing tape
  19. Open the transparent covering and remove the desiccant bag from the top of the printer.
    Figure : Removing desiccant bag
  20. Lift the stand, keeping it upside down.
      caution:
    You may need two people for this step.
    Figure : Lifting stand
  21. There is a round yellow button protruding from the top of one stand leg, and a square green button protruding from the top of the other leg. Each button fits into a hole in the printer.
    Figure : Attachment buttons
  22. Place the stand on the printer so that the colored buttons on the legs fit into the corresponding holes in the printer.
      caution:
    You may need two people for this step.
    Figure : Fitting stand onto printer
    Notice that the printer body is upside down.
  23. When the legs are correctly located on the printer, attach them to the printer using two screws for each leg.
    Figure : Attaching legs to printer
  24. Check that you have used a total of twenty screws, and that all have been tightened. You should have two screws left over, which are spares.
    Figure : Printer ready
  25. Check that the wheels on the stand are locked.
    Figure : Wheel locking position
  26. Turn the printer over.
    Turning the printer over is done in two stages. For the first stage, hold the printer by its feet and rotate the feet until they touch the floor.
      caution:
    You may need up to three people for this step.
    Figure : Turning printer over
    The printer weighs 60 kg (132 lb) (24 inch model) or 80 kg (167 lb) (44 inch model).
  27. Now, hold the printer by the foam end pieces and by the center rear, and continue to rotate it until it stands on its feet, all four wheels in contact with the floor.
      caution:
    You will need two people for this step.
    Figure : Setting printer upright
  28. Remove the foam end pieces.
  29. Remove the transparent covering from the printer.
  30. Unlock the brake lever on each of the four wheels by lifting the lever.
  31. Lay out the components of the basket.
    Figure : Basket components
  32. Fit the basket supports to the stand legs, one to each leg.
    Figure : Attaching basket supports to stand legs
  33. Fit the two short tubes to the printer's feet, one one the front of each foot. Each tube should click into place.
    Figure : Fitting tubes onto the printer's feet
  34. Attach the basket's front tube to the two short tubes on each foot.
    Figure : Attaching front tube
  35. Reset the basket's rear tube on the supports that you have just fitted to each leg of the stand.
    Figure : Resetting rear tube
  36. The basket setup in now complete.
    Figure : Completed basket setup
  37. Remove the orange tape from the printer window.
  38. Open the window.
  39. Inside the right-hand side of the printer, first remove the cardboard, then remove the orange carriage stopper. Pull the carriage stopper towards the from the printer, then up and out.
    Figure : Removing cardboard and carriage stopper
    Close the window.
  40. Move to the rear of the printer and fit the rear tray to the printer.
    Figure : Fitting rear tray
  41. Slide it in and then down.
    Figure :
  42. Push up the back of the tray into its closed position.
    Figure : Correct tray position
  43. Connect the supplied network cable to the appropriate socket on the rear right of the printer, and secure the cable with the clip provided to prevent accidental unplugging.
    Figure : Network cable sockets
  44. Connect the power cable to the printer's power socket.
  45. Turn on the power to the printer using the switch just above the power socket.
    Figure : Powering on printer
  46. On the front panel, the HP logo will appear. Wait until you are prompted to select the language of the printer.
  47. The printer will check for the presence of ink cartridges. Upon finding none, it will prompt you to install the ink cartridges.
  48. Open the cover on the right-hand side of the printer.
    Figure : Opening cover
  49. Shake each ink cartridge before unwrapping it.
    Figure : Shaking cartridges
  50. Insert the ink cartridges one by one. Each cartridge is marked with its own color, and should be inserted only into the slot of the same color. Avoid touching pins, leads or circuits.
    Figure : Inserting ink cartridges
  51. The cartridges must be inserted correctly: the ink outlet in the carriage should meet the ink inlet in the slot. Push the cartridge into the slot until it clicks into place. The printer beeps whenever a cartridges is successfully inserted.
    Figure : Installing cartridges correctly
  52. When you have inserted the correct cartridges into the right-hand side of the printer, open the cover on the left-hand side and insert the appropriate cartridges there.
    Figure : Inserting cartridges on left-hand side
  53. When you have inserted all of the ink cartridges correctly, the printer must prepare the ink system for its first use. It will do this immediately if you press the OK key, or after a 60-sceond pause if you do not press the OK key. When the ink system is ready, the front panel will prompt you to open the window.
  54. Open the window and grasp the blue handle of the printhead cover.
    Figure : Printhead cover handle
  55. Pull the blue handle towards you as far as it will go.
    Figure : Pulling handle
  56. Lift the handle up to open the printhead cover.
    Figure : Opening printhead cover
  57. When the front panel prompts you to remove the setup printheads, remove and discard all the orange setup printheads. You may need to use force to extract each printhead.
    Figure : Removing setup printheads
    The setup printheads contain ink, which could leak out. Avoid touching pins, leads or circuits.
  58. Press the OK key when all of the setup printheads have been removed.
    The front panel will now prompt you to install the new printheads.
  59. Shake each new printhead before unwrapping it. This will reduce the time the printer takes to check the printheads later on in the process.
  60. After shaking, unwrap each printhead and remove all orange parts.
    Figure : Removing protective parts
  61. Wipe the printhead nozzles with the cotton bud provided with the printhead.
    Figure : Wiping printhead nozzles
  62. Insert the printheads one by one. Each printhead is marked with its own colors, and should be inserted only into the correct slot marked with the same colors. Insert the printheads with the blue handle towards you.
    Figure : Inserting printheads
  63. Push each printhead into the slot until it clicks into place. The front panel notify you if the printhead has been inserted correctly.
    Figure : Securing printheads
  64. Pull the blue handle towards you as far as it will go, picking up the latch in the process.
    Figure : Grabbing latch with handle
  65. Push the handle down on top of the printhead cover.
    The printer checks and prepares the new printheads, which may take 30-40 minutes depending on the condition of the printheads and of the environment.
    Close the window.
    note:
    While the printer is preparing the printheads, you can install the printer software onto your computer.
    Click here for detailed instructions on installing the printer software at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00747267.
  66. When the printhead check has finished, the front panel prompts you to load paper for printhead alignment, go to the rear of the printer, and remove the orange stoppers from each end of the spindle.
    Figure : Removing stoppers
  67. Remove the spindle by lifting out the right-hand end first, then the left.
  68. If the blue removable stop is on the spindle, remove it.
    Figure : Removing spindle stop
    Put the roll onto the spindle, making sure to put it on the right way: the leading edge of the paper should go into the printer from the top of the roll. Add the removable stop to the spindle to keep the roll in place.
  69. Push the removable stop towards the roll as far as it will go. No gap should be left between stop and paper.
    Figure : Securing paper onto spindle
  70. Replace the spindle back onto the printer, left end first, with the fixed stop on the left and the blue removable stop on the right.
    Figure : Installing spindle back onto printer
  71. Feed the leading edge of the paper into the printer until the printer takes hold of it, then move to the front of the printer.
    Figure : Feeding paper
  72. The front panel will ask if loading roll or sheet paper. The printer will proceed to align the printheads. This process involves printing, and therefore needs paper.
  73. The front panel will display a series of messages showing the progress of the printhead alignment. There is no need to take any action until the alignment has finished. When the alignment has completed, the message Calibration successfully completed will be displayed on the front panel. Press the OK key.
  74. For the best print quality, it is recommended to perform a color calibration for the paper type being used.
    The color calibration can be started using the Printer utility program installed as a part of the printers software, or from the front panel's Image Quality Maintenance menu.
Front panel key overview:
    Figure : Front panel keys
  1. View ink levels
  2. View loaded paper
  3. Unload paper
  4. Form feed and cut
  5. Back
  6. Menu
  7. Power
  8. Cancel
  9. OK
If the printer software has not yet been installed, click here for detailed instructions on installing the printer software at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00747267.