This is a quick guide to connect a GT-MIC to a Scitex 5120, 5240, and 5122. These are Kodak inkjets that get the information to print through a centronics (parallel) interface and can be controlled via a serial interface (jets on/off, etc).
The Part number 83070 you get from Graph-Tech contains boards and cables to connect a GT controller to a Scitex. See also https://www.graph-tech.ch/gt/english/graph/spareparts_frame.html and look for PN 83070.
On site, you have to connect 3 cables:
- Connect on one side our RJ45 cable that carries the print-go and shaft encoder (We don’t use neither the Scitex photocell nor their encoder) signal to the inkjet which is a DB9 connector, this cable is delivered by GT when you order an inkjet driver (page 107 of technical manual issue 3.2 that is in every controllere). You also have to jumper the motion card inside the MIC for Scitex (page 94).
- Connect a RS232 cable (page 117) from one of the Dflex ports to the back of the printer. Also here, this cable is delivered by GT when you order an inkjet driver.
- Connect the centronics cable (page 118) from one of the Parallel ports to the back of the printer. Also here, this cable is delivered by GT when you order an inkjet drive. If you order the driver with the controller, the parallel board (Page 56) is already installed in the controller, if you order it later, you will have to plug in this board into the ISA bus.
Some Scitex printers allow fonts to be downloaded others not. For example the Ektajet would only allow native fonts. For this reason, you might have to go to d:\EditorGT\user\system\arguments.txt and under “inkjet0”, nothing set is full functionality, set it to “inkjet0 –version 1” or “inkjet0 –version 3” if you cannot download fonts or have problems through the serial interface.
The software description is in the “Engineers Reference Guide” that is in every controller.
Setup screen of Scitex through serial interface
Layout screen of Scitex, regular address, Courier font created for Scitex.