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HP Designjet Z3100ps Photo Printer Series - Load a roll into the printer

There are two ways to load a roll. The easy loading procedure is recommended.
  caution:
To start these procedures you must have a roll loaded on the spindle.
Easy loading procedure
  1. Ensure you are using the correct spindle for your type of paper.
  2. Standing behind the printer, rest the spindle's black end on the left side roll holder. Do not put the end completely into the roll holder.
    Figure : Correct position of the spindle
  3. Rest the blue end of the spindle on the right side roll holder. If you are loading the gray spindle, ensure the rounded side of the spindle top is resting on the roll holder.
    Figure : Fitting the spindle into the printer
  4. With both hands, push the spindle into both roll holders at the same time. The spindle snaps into place.
    Figure : Correct position of the spindle
  5. If the edge of the roll is torn (sometimes due to tape used to hold end of the roll) or not straight, pull paper slightly beyond the cutting groove and use a cutter to cut a straight edge.
    Figure : Correct position of the spindle
      caution:
    Cut the paper as straight as possible, as uneven paper does not load correctly.
  6. Insert the edge of the paper into the feeder.
      warning:
    Do not push your fingers inside the printer's paper path, the results may be painful.
    Figure : Insert the roll
  7. Roll the spindle into the feeder until you feel resistance. The printer detects the paper and feeds it automatically into the printer.
    Figure : Rolling paper into printer
  8. Once the paper is fed into the printer, the front-panel display asks if you are loading a roll or a sheet. Select Roll with the Up and Down keys and press OK.
  9. Select your paper category and type.
    Figure : List of paper types
  10. The printer checks the alignment and measures the width.
  11. Look at the front panel, you may find some instructions there.
  12. When the roll is aligned, the front panel displays the Ready message and the printer is ready to print. If the roll is not aligned, follow the instructions on the front-panel display.
  13. If the paper is loose on the roll, lightly rewind from the end of the spindle until tight.
    Figure : Rewinding the roll
  note:
When prints fall into the basket, they can be torn or get ink marks from other prints. To avoid this, catch your prints as they are cut from the roll and do not stack prints in the basket or turn off the automatic cutter, see Turn the automatic cutter on and off, and use the Form feed and cut key to release your print.
Paper menu procedure
As an alternative you can use the paper menu to start the paper loading process.
  1. Press the Menu key to return to the main menu, select the (Paper menu) icon.
  2. Select Paper load.
    Figure : Paper load
  3. Select Load roll.
    Figure : Paper load
  4. Select your paper category and type.
    Figure : List of paper types
  5. Continue with step six of the easy loading process, skipping steps eight and nine.
  note:
When prints fall into the basket, they can be torn or get ink marks from other prints. To avoid this, catch your prints as they are cut from the roll and do not stack prints in the basket or turn off the automatic cutter, see Turn the automatic cutter on and off, and use the Form feed and cut key to release your print.

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