Part 1: Initial Powering of Your Printer


1. Plug the AC Cable directly into the wall (Preferably a dedicated circuit). This circuit must not have any appliances such as Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Freezers, etc. It must also not be plugged into an extension cord of any kind or any type of Surge Protector or Power Strip. The machine has fuses and is protected from any power surge.

2. Remove the “HEAD LOCK.”

3. Remove all packing tape.

4. Turn the Printer “ON.”

5. It will ask you to insert the Cleaning Cartridges, INSERT THE CLEANING CARTRIDGES AT THIS POINT.

6. The HEAD WASH will now begin. Once the HEAD WASH is completed, the Printer will then ask you to insert The Ink Cartridges, Insert the INK CARTRIDGES now.

7. The Printer will now do an INK FILL.

8. Once the machine has completed the “INK FILL”, Turn the machine “OFF.”

9. Insert Media, and lower the “Media Rollers.”

10.Turn on the printer.

11. It will now sized the media and indicate (in Millimeters) the width of the media.

12.You must press “ENTER” at this point to accept the media size.

13. The Printer should now indicate “READY TO PRINT.”

Part 2: Configuring the IP Settings.

The Printer

1. The printer indicates “READY TO PRINT.”

2. Press the “MENU” button.

3. Using the “RIGHT” arrow button scroll right once.

4. Using the “DOWN” arrow button scroll down to “IP ADDRESS.”

5. Press “ENTER.”

6. Configure the address to

7. Press “Enter” to save this setting.

8. Press “CANCEL” one time.

9. Using the “DOWN” arrow button scroll down once to “SUBNET MASK.”

10. Press “ENTER.”

11. Configure the Subnet Mask to

12. Press “Enter” to save this setting.

13. Press “CANCEL” all the way back to “READY TO PRINT.”

The Computer

1. On your computer go to “START” then “CONTROL PANEL” then “NETWORK CONNECTIONS.”

2. Locate the “Local Area Connection” that you have your Printer connected to using a “CROSS-OVER” Ethernet Cable.

3. “RIGHT CLICK” on the that “Local Area Connection” and scroll down to “Properties” and left Click.

4. Scroll down to “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and highlight it. Then click on the “Properties” button.

5. Put a “DOT” in beside the term “Use The Following IP Address.”

6. Now enter the IP Address “”

7. Now enter the Subnet Mask “”

8. Press “OK.”

9. Go back to the “Windows Desktop.”

10.Open your Flexi Sign “Production Manager.”

11.Go to “SETUP”, then “ADD SET-UP.”

12. Choose “COLOR PRINTERS.”

13. Choose “MUTOH.”

14. Choose “VJ-1204 or VJ-1304 or VJ1604.”

15. Choose “TCP/IP.”

16. Enter “, Port should already be “9100.”

17.Save these settings.

18. You must now configure your Color Printing Settings.

Part 3: Setting Your Colors

1. It is time to install the Color Profiles you intend to use.

2. You can do this from the Flexi Sign 8.5 DVD by ‘Exploring the DVD for “COLOR PROFILE INSTALLER.”

3. By running the “COLOR PROFILE INSTALLER” you can install all the preferable profiles for your printer.

4. Once this is done, open your “PRODUCTION MANAGER.”

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5. Select your Printer; “RIGHT CLICK”; and select “DEFAULT JOB PROPERTIES.”

6. You will now be at the “DEFAULT JOB PROPERTIES” screen.

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8. Configure the settings as indicated above.

9. Choose the “ADVANCED” button.


10.Configure these settings as indicated above.

11.Choose the “PRINTER OPTIONS TAB.”


12.Check the “ENABLE HEATER OPTIONS” and configure the settings as indicated above.

13.Press “APPLY.”

14.Open Flexi Sign Pro.

15. Go to “EDIT” then down to “PREFERENCES.”

17.Select the “TOOLS” tab.

18.Scroll down to “RIP and PRINT” and select it.

19.Uncheck the box beside “Connect to a Local Production Manager Using TCP/IP.”

20.Put a dot beside the phrase “Always Use Production Manager Settings”

21.Press “OK.”

Happy Printing