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How to set up colours after they go out of sync on an Olivetti colour MFD

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

administrator-settings

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.

stabilisation

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.

print-gradation-sheet

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.

test-pattern

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 Set Up A Receive Connector In Exchange for use with an MFD

How to Set Up A Receive Connector In Exchange for use with an Olivetti MFD

1st open the Exchange Management console on the server.

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Go to Hub Transport on the server configuration tree.

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Right click in the window labelled Receive Connectors and select New Receive Connector

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Next give the receive connector a name and select internal from the list.

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Next click on Add, then input the I.P. address of the MFD and click OK then Next, if there is already an I.P. range in the list delete it first.

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Next click New to set up the new connector.

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Then click Finish.

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Next right click on the newly set up receive connector and select properties, then go to Permission Groups, make sure that Anonymous users is ticked.

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Next go to the Authentication tab and make sure TLS is checked.

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Next go to the Network tab and check that the settings match the image below, the I.P. address should be the one of your MFD not the one in the image.

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Next click Apply to save the settings if you have had to make any changes.

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Next enter the I.P. address of the email server on the MFD, select Start TLS and enter an email address for the machine in the field Device Email Address, you don’t need to enter any info in the authentication settings as we have set the receive connector to accept Anonymous connections.

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If you need more info on how to set up scan to email on your machine then see this blog post.

If you need any more help or you need us to set it up for you then contact Elmdale Maintenance Ltd on 0118 982 1444

Setting Up Account Track On An Olivetti Colour MFD

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.

admin password

Once you’re logged in then go to the User Authentication/Account Track section.

account track

Next turn on Account Track and set to Password Only then click OK.

turn on account track

Next click on Account Track Settings, New Registration to add a new user.

account registration

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.

add password

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:

For more info then go to Elmdale Maintenance Ltd

Olivetti Colour Print Driver Settings

These are our Standard Print Driver Settings for the Olivetti range when we install a machine at a client. They cover most of the current range and each driver has many of the same features and the settings are in the same place but may just be labelled differently. If you get stuck the contact us and we will try to fill in the gaps.

1. Turn off Auto in “Obtain Settings” this is under the Configuration tab in the printer properties. This is important to do as the driver will constantly query the printer if it isn’t turned off and will cause a delay when the user wants to make any changes to print settings.

Obtain Settings

2. Next we turn off “My Tab” this is under the settings tab, click the box that says “My Tab Settings” then un check the radio button that says “Display My Tab”

My Tab Settings

3. Next go to “Advanced” then “Printing Defaults” change the quality from Auto Colour to Grayscale, unless you want everything to print as colour then leave this setting alone. If this is a driver that is held on a server and shared out to clients you will have to repeat this setting under the “General” tab in “Printing Preferences” otherwise when the driver is loaded on the client computer the setting will not be transferred across correctly.

Quality Settings

4. Under the same 2 tabs in the properties of the driver you will need to alter the duplex setting if you do not want all your prints to come out 2 sided. If you do want everything 2 sided then again you can leave this setting.

Duplex Settings

If you need any more information then please contact Elmdale Maintenance on 01189821444