Checking the Change in Color over Time

On the Management Console screen, you can check the change in color over time. To check the most recent status of a printer, perform color verification of Quick Color Adjustment, and then open the Management Console screen.

For details about color verification, see Performing Color Verification.

To check the change in color over time:

  1. Check the IP address and port number of the server.
    1. If the menu screen is not already displayed, click the RICOH icon (RICOH icon) on the desktop, to start it.
    2. Click the Machine Settings button (Machine Settings button) on the menu screen.Clicking the Machine Settings button
    3. Click Auto Color Adjuster Server Settings, and check the IP address and port number.Checking the IP address and port number in the [Auto Color Adjuster Server Settings] section
      • You can use Management Console from a computer on the network. In the address bar of the web browser, enter the IP address and port number of the computer that is connected to the machine via a USB cable. For information about the computer that can be used, see RICOH Auto Color Adjuster: Installation Guide.
      • When you are operating more than one machine and using a client computer, consult the administrator for the IP address and port number of the server.
  2. Start your web browser, and enter the IP address and port number in the address bar.Entering the IP address in the address bar
    • Enter the IP address and port number using the https://(IP Address):port number format. Do not omit the colon (:) or period (.). However, if the port number is 80, you can omit the colon (:) and the port number.
  3. Enter the user name and password.
    • The default user name and password are as follows:
      • User name: aca-user
      • Password: user
    The Management Console screen is displayed, and you can view the graph that reflects the following settings:
    • Location: All
    • Printing condition: The chart specified in Initial Settings
    • Date Range: seven days ago to today
    • Change View: Model
  4. Specify the period to view the graph in Date Range:, and then click Save.Specifying the [Date Range]
  5. Change the settings in Location:, Printing condition:, and Change View:.Changing the [Location], [Printing condition], [Change View] settings
    1. In the Location: field, specify the location in which the printer to check is located.
    2. In the Printing condition: field, specify the target condition (standard) against which to compare the colors.
    3. In the Change View: field, specify whether to display a graph for each printer model, or for each paper.
  6. To narrow down the printer or paper to display on the graph, clear the checkboxes of the items to hide.Clearing the checkboxes of the items to hide
  7. Check the graph. For details about reading the graph, see How to Read the Graph.
  8. To save a report file, click Export. For details about the items saved in the report, see Report Containing Graph Data.
    The values of each item for the displayed period are saved in CSV format.
  9. Close the web browser.