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HP Scitex LX Printer Family - Substrate configurations

Substrate configurations

The substrate can be loaded in a variety of different configurations to suit your different needs. Before loading, you must go to the HP Internal Print Server and select Substrate > Load/Unload, then select the configuration you intend to use.
The basic configurations are illustrated below. These configurations can be used for single-roll or dual-roll printing, and for porous or non-porous substrates. Porous substrates require the use of the ink collector kit: see The ink collector kit (LX800 only).
  • The roll-to-roll configuration is suitable when you intend to print a whole roll without cutting it until the input roll is empty. The substrate cannot be cut in mid-roll unless printing is stopped, and then it must be reloaded afterwards.
  • The roll-to-free-fall configuration (LX800 only) is suitable when you want to cut and remove each print as soon as it comes out of the printer. The substrate is kept under tension between the input roll and the tension roller; but it can be cut after the tension roller because then it is no longer under tension.
  • The roll-to-free-fall with collector configuration (LX800 only) is suitable when you may want to cut the substrate and remove the output roll before the input roll is empty. The substrate is kept under tension between the input roll and the tension roller; but it can be cut after the tension roller because then it is no longer under tension.

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