Have you ever noticed the color quality of your prints or copies diminish? Do not be alarmed if the color of your prints looks washed out or blurry, this is common and can be corrected in just a few minutes!
All print devices from Advanced Imaging Solutions are color calibrated before installation; however, it’s not unusual for the color quality of a device to drift from the original color calibration over time. In order to maintain color quality, your device needs to be color calibrated regularly. For optimal color quality throughout the life of the device, we recommend you calibrate your device at least once a month.
The steps below (and in our video demonstration) are for a Lanier, Ricoh, or Savin IM series device. If you need to calibrate an older device or a device from another manufacturer, reference the user manual for your specific device.
Let’s Get Started!
Please make sure your device is turned on and paper is loaded in the tray.
Step 1: Select “Settings” on the home screen of your op panel.
Step 2: Select “Machine Features Settings”.
Step 3: Select “Maintenance”.
Step 4: On this menu, there will be two options, we will only concern ourselves with the “Auto Color Calibration” option. So, go ahead and select that.
Step 5: We will start with the “Copier Function”. Select “Start” in the copier section.
Step 6: Select “Start Printing”. This will take a minute or two to print out.
*Note: With the IM series, the printed sheet will have a white void area. This is nothing to be concerned with. Older devices will not have this white void.
Step 7: Place the calibration sheet face-down on the glass. Be sure to align the arrow on the paper with the arrow in the upper left corner of the glass.
Step 8: Close the doc feed and select “Start Scanning”.
*Note: While the device is scanning and printing you don’t want to move the doc feeder. It should remain in a stationary state.
That takes care of the “Copier Function”. Now we are going to complete the “Printer Function”. There are 5 sheets that will need to need to be printed.
Step 9: In the “Printer Function” section select, “Start”.
Step 10: Select “Test Pattern 1”.
Step 11: Select “Start Printing”.
Step 12: Place the calibration sheet face-down on the glass. Be sure to align the arrow on the paper with the arrow in the upper left corner of the glass.
Step 13: Close the doc feed and select “Start Scanning”.
Step 14: Repeat steps 9-13 for each of the additional “Test Pattern” sheets (test patterns 2-5). You will not need to worry about the “Quick Test Pattern”.
When the 5th test pattern is complete your machine will be calibrated and ready to go!
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