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Discontinued Printer - KODAK 3000 Series

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Kodak® Professional 3000 inkjet printer

General Description

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Three Great Inkjet Printing Solutions for Indoor and Outdoor Applications
Now there are three KODAK PROFESSIONAL Large Format Inkjet Printers in our 3000 Series.

These piezo-electric inkjet printers are part of fully integrated Kodak solutions that include RIP software, inks, media, and laminates. The result-a superior combination of quality, flexibility, and value.

The KODAK PROFESSIONAL Large Format 3043 Inkjet Printer
This printer reaffirms Kodak's leadership in professional quality digital output. It offers six-ink printing (cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow, and black; dye or pigmented inks) for spectacular images up to 43 inches across. You'll appreciate the wide color gamut and reduced visibility of dots in lighter-density areas of cyan and magenta-especially sky and skin tones. An additional two pigmented inks are available (orange and green), enabling significant increases in color gamut versus 4-ink printing.

The KODAK PROFESSIONAL Large Format 3038 Inkjet Printer
This four-ink printer (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black-either pigmented or dye inks) delivers very high quality results on media up to 38 inches wide.

The KODAK PROFESSIONAL Large Format 3062 Inkjet Printer
The latest of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL Large Format 3000 series inkjet printers, this printer opens broader horizons for indoor and outdoor display with 62-inch wide output---the widest offered yet by a major player in today's color display market. Easy to use, this printer bring exceptional image quality to customers who demand high-quality color output. Like the 3043 printer, it offers six-ink printing for specific application needs: light cyan and light magenta inks for reduced dot visibility and improved skin tones; orange and green pigmented inks for increased color gamut and reduced ink laydown.

Three Great Inkjet Printing Solutions for All Applications

The 3038, 3043 and 3062 inkjet printers are ideal for all applications such as:

  • Window Displays
  • Posters
  • Banners
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Color Proofs
  • Packaging
  • Floor Displays


KODAK PROFESSIONAL Large Format Inkjet Printers - 3000 Features

All printers feature:

  • KODAK Easy Print software
  • Permanent piezo printhead technology
  • 720 x 1440 dpi resolution
  • Outstanding image quality
  • Easy to use
  • Big, bold prints

  • Feature Advantage Benefit
    Permanent piezo printhead with print resolution up to 720 x 1440 dpi Provides image quality superior to lower resolution systems Extends the potential applications
    Easy-change 220 mL ink cartridge Simple ink refilling. No risk of spilled ink; disposable cartridges for "clean operation" Reduced waste
    Accepts roll and sheet media Flexibility to print rolls or sheets; finished prints are free of transport marks Easy to use

    Broad compatibility of media types
    Automated ink level sensing Reduced risk of running out of ink during printing Reduced waste; reduced labor
    Printing Speeds: 3043 Inkjet Printer
    Resolution Printing Speeds
    ft2/hr m2/hr
    360 X 360 dpi
    720 X 720 dpi (bidirectional)
    720 X 720 dpi (unidirectional)
    720 X 1440 dpi
    *Maximum print width: 43"
    Printing Speeds: 3038 Inkjet Printer
    Resolution Printing Speeds
    ft2/hr m2/hr
    360 X 360 dpi
    720 X 720 dpi
    720 X 1440 dpi
    *Maximum print width: 38"

    Automated Media Take-up System for KODAK PROFESSIONAL 3043/3062 Large Format Inkjet Printers


    Setup Guide for this Product

    Warranty Automated Media Take-up System for
    KODAK PROFESSIONAL 3043/3062 Large Format Inkjet Printers

    Warranty Information


    Kodak warrants automated media take-up systems ("PRODUCT") to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Kodak reserves the right to make changes or improvements to products without incurring any obligation to similarly alter products previously purchased. The buyer's sole and exclusive rights pursuant to this warranty shall be for the repair or replacement of defective product. Kodak specifically disclaims any and all other warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Kodak be liable for any loss of profit or other commercial damages, special, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages or claims whatsoever. This warranty gives the buyer specific legal rights, and the buyer may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

    Warranty Repair Coverage

    This warranty applies only to automated media take-up systems purchased from Kodak or authorized distributors or dealers of KODAK products. The intent of this warranty is to repair or replace defective products subjected to normal wear and tear when operated according to Kodak instructions.

    This warranty does not cover damage to the product resulting from the following:

    • accidents or negligence.
    • unauthorized modification of the product.
    • adverse environmental conditions.
    • service of the product by other than a Kodak authorized service provider.
    • unauthorized or improper use including but not limited to:
      • use in applications for which the product was not designed.
      • using cartridges, ink, or media other than KODAK products.
      • lubricating any part of the automated media take-up system.

    For international customers, contact your dealer or distributor for warranty information.


    • What media is compatible with my 3000 series printer?
      A wide range of Kodak Professional media has been tested and certified for use with your Kodak Professional 3000 series inkjet printer. We are continually introducing new and improved media, so please contact your Kodak Professional dealer for the latest listing of compatible media. You may also visit our web site for an up-to-date media compatibility chart.
    • How often do I need to replace the media cutter blade?
      Depending on the media types used, the frequency of replacing the media cutter blade will vary. A media cutter blade should be replaced approximately every 1,000 cuts or when irregular edges are observed. Dust that collects on the cutter blade edge and in the cutter slot can also cause irregular edges. Frequent cleaning of dust build-up on the cutter blade edge and the cutter slot is recommended.

      In addition, do not use the media cutter blade to cut media that is thicker than 8 mils (0.2 mm). To verify the media thickness, check the media's specifications. Use the controls in your Raster Image Processor (RIP) software to disable the media cutter blade when printing on media types that are thicker than 8 mil (0.2 mm).

    • What consumable items am I responsible for replacing?
      You should replace each of the following items as necessary:

      Catalog Number Description
      8465759 KPRO Waste Box/300 Series
      8215816 KPRO Media Cutter Blade/3000 Series
      8235319 KPRO Wiper Blade Replacement/3000 Series

    • The roll media in my printer is skewing as it passes through the printer. What can I do to correct this?
      First, inspect the plastic end cap on the left orfixed flange side of the scroller. If it is damaged, replace the scroller.

      Next, check that the media is loaded properly. The following steps indicate the correct way to load the media.

      1. Open the printer cover.
      2. Load the media on the scoller.
      3. Load the scroller into the printer.
      4. Place the Media Hold lever in the up position (media released).
      5. Feed the media through the printer.
      6. Align the right edge of the media with the baseline holes in the platen and pull approximately 30 inches of media from the front of the printer.
      7. Go behind the printer and manually turn the scroller to wind the media back onto the roll until about 3 inches of media hangs from the front of the printer.
      8. Lower the Media Hold lever and close the cover.
      9. After the printer has completed its media detection sequence, check that the right edge of the media is nearly in the same position with the baseline holes as it was when you began the loading procedure. If it has shifted significantly, adjust the scroller receiver screw until the media doesn't shift significantly.
    • After loading new media I get an UNDEFINED PAPER error. What am I doing wrong?
      When new media is loaded, the printer checks the media alignment on both the right and left sides of the printer. The right side of the media must be aligned with the baseline holes on the right side of the printer. The left side of the media must be aligned under a pressure roller on the left side of the printer. Both alignment checks allow +/- .25 in. (5 mm). If either alignment is not correct within the +/- .25 in. (5 mm) allowance, the UNDEFINED PAPER error will occur. To correct this condition, lift the Media Hold lever and realign the media to be within the tolerances on each side.

    • Sometimes the Media Hold lever will not operate. What am I doing wrong?
      This happens when the printing head fails to fully return to the capping station, causing the paper loading lever to become inoperable. To regain use of the lever, manually push the head fully on to the capping station. You will then be able to release the lever.

    • Why does the print head on the printer pause between passes?
      The print head pauses when it has completed a pass and does not have image data to complete the next pass. The print head may also pause between passes due to data rate constraints imposed by your system configuration. Data rates may be constrained by one or more system components, including Printer Mode, RIP software, the host computer hardware configuration, and the data communication method (Parallel, or TCP/IP).


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