Epson C82363 User`s guide

24-Pin Dot
Matrix Printer
24-Pin Dot
Matrix Printer
User's Guide
User's Guide
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User's Guide
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n = On
f = Flashing
o = Off
Control Panel Buttons and Lights
Font button
Selects the font.
Condensed button
Turns on and off the condensed mode.
Reset
When you press both the Font and Condensed buttons
simultaneously, the printer clears its buffer and return to
its default settings.
Pause button
Stops printing temporarily, and
resumes printing when pressed
again. When pressed for three
seconds, turns on the *micro adjust
mode. To turn off, press again.
Pause light
● On when the printer is paused.
● Flashes when the printer is in the
*micro adjust mode.
● Flashes when the print head has
overheated.
Tear Off/Bin button (LQ-680)
● Advances continuous paper to the tear-off position.
● Feeds continuous paper backward from the tear-off
position to the top-of-form position.
● Selects a cut-sheet feeder bin.
● Turns on the card mode to print on postcards and envelopes.
Tear Off/Bin lights (LQ-680)
● f f when continuous paper is in the tear-off position.
● o n when bin 1 of the optional cut-sheet feeder is selected.
● n o when bin 2 of the optional cut-sheet feeder is selected.
● n n when the printer is in the card mode.
Paper Out light
On when no paper is loaded
in the selected paper source
or paper is not loaded
correctly.
● Flashes when paper has not
been fully ejected or a
paper jam has occurred.
●
LQ-680
LQ-680Pro
Paper Source button & lights (LQ-680Pro)
Select a paper source. See Chapter 2.
Tear Off/Special Paper button (LQ-680Pro)
● Advances continuous paper to the
tear-off position.
● Feeds continuous paper backward
from the tear-off position to the
top-of-form position.
● Turns on the card mode or envelope
mode.
Tear Off/Special Paper lights (LQ-680Pro)
● f f when continuous paper is in the
tear-off position.
● o n when the printer is in the card
mode.
● n o when the printer is in the envelope
mode.
*Micro Adjust mode
When you hold down the Pause button for three
seconds, the printer enters the micro adjust mode.
In this mode, you can press the LF/FFD and
Load/EjectU buttons to adjust the top-of-form or
tear-off position. See Chapter 2.
LF/FF button
● Feeds paper line by line when pressing shortly.
● Ejects a single sheet or advances continuous
paper to the next top-of-form position when held
down.
Load/Eject button
Loads a single sheet of paper.
● Ejects a single sheet of paper if a sheet is loaded.
● Loads continuous paper from the standby
position.
● Feeds continuous paper backward to the
standby position.
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®
24-Pin Dot Matrix Printer
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval
system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,
recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON
printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of
this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser
or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized
modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly
comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance instructions.
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from
the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original
EPSON Products or EPSON Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
EPSON and EPSON ESC/P are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be
trademarks of their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright © 2000 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
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FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.
❑
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
❑
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
❑
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected
❑
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate
the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits
established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and
use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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DECLARATION of CONFORMITY
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals;
and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Located at:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
MS 6-43
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562)290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified
herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a
Class B digital device. Each product marketed, is identical to the
representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the
standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment
being produced can be expected to be within the variation
accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical
basis as required by 47CFR §2.909 Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product:
Dot Matrix Printer
Model:
P220A/P220B
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Contents
Getting to Know Your Printer
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Print Head Caution Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
For United Kingdom Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Use of options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 1 Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Assembling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Attaching the paper guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Installing the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Installing the printer software in Windows 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0
1-13
Installing the printer software in Windows 3.1 or NT 3.5x 1-14
For DOS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Chapter 2 Paper Handling
Selecting a Paper Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Paper source and paper types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Setting the paper release lever (LQ-680) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Setting the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Using Continuous Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
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Positioning your continuous paper supply. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading continuous paper with the tractor. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the tear-off function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Continuous Multipart Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Overlapping Multipart Forms
(LQ-680Pro). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Single-Sheet Multipart Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Postcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets . . . . .
Switching to single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching to continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Micro Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the loading position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the printing position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-9
2-14
2-17
2-17
2-18
2-19
2-20
2-23
2-24
2-25
2-26
2-26
2-28
2-28
2-28
2-31
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Chapter 3 Using the Printer Software
About Your Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 98 or 95 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu . . . . . . .
Changing the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel. . . . .
Changing the Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 . . . .
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu . . . . . . .
Changing the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel. . . . .
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Changing the Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Printer Driver Settings Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Using the EPSON Remote! Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Installing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Accessing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Chapter 4 Changing Printer Settings From the Printer’s Control
Panel
Selecting a Built-In Font and Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
About Your Printer’s Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Changing default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting
Using the Error Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Power supply problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Single-sheet paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Continuous paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Printing position problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Printing or printout quality problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Printing a Self Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Printing a Hex Dump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Appendix A Enhancing Your Printer With Options
Cut-Sheet Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Installing the cut-sheet feeder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Switching between the tractor and the cut-sheet feeder. . . A-13
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Loading paper manually from the paper guide . . . . . . . . .
Roll Paper Holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the roll paper holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading a roll of paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional interface cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an interface card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-14
A-15
A-15
A-17
A-18
A-19
A-20
Appendix B Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Appendix C Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CE marking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command Lists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON ESC/P2 control codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C-2
C-2
C-4
C-6
C-6
C-6
C-11
C-14
C-14
C-15
C-15
C-16
Appendix D Customer Support Information
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Users in North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Users in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
For Users in Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Users in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Users in Malaysia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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For Users in Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8
For Users in Hong Kong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-9
For Users in the Philippines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-10
Glossary
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Your EPSON® LQ-680/LQ-680Pro 24-pin dot matrix printer
provides high-quality printing and great performance in a
compact design.
Features include:
❏ The ability to handle a wide range of paper types, including
continuous paper, multipart forms with one original and up
to five copies, labels, single sheets, envelopes, and postcards
❏ High-speed printing of up to 413 cps (characters per second)
at 10 characters per inch
Your printer also comes with printer driver software, the EPSON
Status Monitor 3 utility for Microsoft® Windows® 98, 95, 2000 and
NT 4.0, that lets you check the status of your printer quickly and
easily, and other software. In addition, many other options are
available to suit your individual needs.
Getting to Know Your Printer
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Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heat source.
❏ Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not operate
properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❏ Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet.
Do not insert objects through the slots.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s
label.
❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air
control systems that regularly switch on and off.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❏ If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the
total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make
sure the total of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does
not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
❏ Unplug the printer before cleaning, and clean it with a damp
cloth only.
❏ Do not spill liquid on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service the printer yourself.
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❏ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified
personnel under the following conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the
printer; if the printer has been dropped or the cabinet
damaged; or if the printer does not operate normally or
exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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K
Printer parts marked with this symbol may be hot.
Turn off the printer and let it cool for a few minutes
before you touch any printer part marked with this
symbol.
❏ If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the
following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and overcurrent protection for this printer, the building installation
must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit breaker.
Note for German-speaking users:
Bei Anschluss des Druckers an die Stromversorgung muss
sichergestellt werden, dass die Gebäudeinstallation mit einer
10 A- oder 16 A-Sicherung abgesichert ist.
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Print Head Caution Symbol
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The symbol on the print head indicates that this
part may be hot. Never touch the print head just
after the printer has been used. Let the print head
cool for a few minutes before touching it.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the
ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and
scanners in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages
or problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by Epson (UK) Limited.
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Safety information
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Warning:
This appliance must be earthed. Refer to the rating plate for
voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to the
supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance
are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow — Earth
Blue — Neutral
Brown — Live
If you have to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not match
coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a plug, please
proceed as follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth symbol (G).
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
This guide uses the following conventions:
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Warnings must be followed to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation
of your printer.
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Chapter 1
1
Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Assembling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Attaching the paper guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Installing the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Installing the printer software in Windows 98, 95,
2000, or NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Installing the printer software in Windows 3.1
or NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
For DOS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
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Unpacking the Printer
Besides this guide, your printer box should include an EPSON
printer software CD-ROM, a Notice Sheet, and the following
items:
power cord
printer
paper guide
ribbon cartridge
Note:
Depending on your printer model, the power cord may be permanently
attached to the printer. Also, the shape of the power cord plug varies
depending on the country of purchase; be sure the plug you have is the
right one for your location.
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Caution:
There are several models of the printer designed for different
voltages, and it is not possible to adjust the printer for use with
another voltage. If the label on the back of the printer does not
show the correct voltage for your country, contact your dealer.
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You must remove all protective materials packed around and
inside your printer before you set it up and turn on the power.
Follow the directions on the Notice Sheet (packed with the
printer) to remove these materials.
Save all packing and protective materials in case you need to ship
the printer in the future. It should always be transported in its
original packaging or equivalent materials.
Choosing a Place for the Printer
Follow the guidelines below when selecting a location for your
printer.
❏ Place the printer on a flat, stable surface. The printer will not
operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❏ Leave adequate room around the printer for easy operation
and maintenance.
❏ Avoid using or storing the printer in places subject to rapid
changes in temperature and humidity. Keep it away from
direct sunlight, strong light, heat sources, or excessive
moisture or dust.
❏ Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
❏ Place the printer near a wall outlet where you can easily
unplug the power cord.
Note for French-speaking users:
Placez l'imprimante près d'une prise de contact où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
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❏ Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers. An interruption of power can erase
information in the memory of your printer or computer.
Also avoid outlets on the same circuit as large motors or other
appliances that can cause voltage fluctuations.
❏ Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources
of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Use a grounded power outlet; do not use an adapter plug.
❏ Make sure the paper path is clear and unobstructed before
you print on continuous paper.
❏ Position your printer’s power cord and interface cable so they
do not interfere with paper feeding.
If you plan to use a printer stand, follow these guidelines:
❏ Use a stand that supports at least 20 kg (44.1 lb).
❏ Never use a stand that tilts the printer. The printer should
always be kept level.
❏ If possible, secure the printer’s power cord and interface cable
to a leg of the printer stand so they do not interfere with paper
feeding.
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Assembling the Printer
1
Attaching the paper guide
To attach the paper guide, slide the slots on the paper guide all
the way onto the mounting pegs in the printer as shown below.
Plugging in the Printer
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure its
voltage matches that of your electrical outlet. Also make sure
the plug on your printer’s power cord matches your electrical
outlet.
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Warning:
It is not possible to change the printer’s voltage. If the rated
voltage and your outlet voltage do not match, contact your
dealer for assistance. Do not plug in the power cord.
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3. If the power cord is not attached to the printer, plug the
appropriate end into the AC inlet on the back of the printer.
4. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical
outlet.
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
Your printer has a standard IEEE-1284 compatible parallel
interface connection and an optional interface.
If your computer requires a different type of printer interface, try
one of the Type B optional interfaces described in “Optional
interface cards” on page A-19.
Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer
using a parallel interface connector, or a ground wire connector.
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the parallel interface
connector.
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3. Squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place on both
sides of the connector.
4. If your cable has a ground wire, connect it to the printer’s
ground connector as shown below.
5. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer.
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Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON Ribbon
Cartridges (S015016).
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Warning:
You may touch the print head by hand to install or replace the
ribbon cartridge. If you have just used the printer, the print head
may be hot; let it cool for a few minutes before proceeding.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Open the printer cover by gently lifting up the notch on the
both sides.
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3. The print head should be in the replacement position
indicated by an indentation in the front metal plate, as shown
below.
If it is not, close the printer cover and turn the printer on to
move the print head to the replacement position. Wait a few
seconds, then turn the printer off again and open the printer
cover.
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Caution:
Following the steps below while the printer is turned on can
damage the printer.
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4. If a used ribbon cartridge is already installed, squeeze the tabs
on each side of the cartridge, and pull the cartridge out of the
printer. Properly dispose the used ribbon and cartridge.
5. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob on the new cartridge in the
direction of the arrow to take up any slack in the ribbon.
6. Hold the ribbon cartridge with the exposed ribbon down and
the ribbon-tightening knob facing you, and guide the ribbon
under the print head. Then snap the cartridge into place so
that the tabs on both sides of the cartridge fit into the notches
in the cartridge holder.
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7. Hold the ribbon cartridge by its handle and push it firmly
down into position; then press on both ends of the cartridge
to make sure the plastic hooks fit into the slots.
8. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob again to remove any slack in
the ribbon and to make sure the ribbon moves freely.
9. Close the printer cover.
Note:
The printer pauses and cannot print when the printer cover is open.
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Installing the Printer Software
After you connect the printer to your computer, you need to
install the software included on the EPSON printer software
CD-ROM shipped with your printer.
Your printer software includes:
❏ Printer driver
The printer driver is the software that runs, or “drives,” your
printer. With it, you can make printer settings such as print
quality, resolution, and paper size.
❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3 (for Windows 98, 95, 2000 and
NT 4.0)
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 notifies you of printer errors and
displays printer status information.
❏ EPSON Remote! (a DOS-based printer setup utility)
The EPSON Remote! utility allows you to easily change the
printer’s default settings from the computer screen. See
“Using the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 3-19.
To install the printer software, see “Installing the printer software
in Windows 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0” or “Installing the printer
software in Windows 3.1 or NT 3.5x” in this section. If you are
using DOS, see “For DOS programs” on page 1-16.
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Installing the printer software in Windows 98, 95,
2000, or NT 4.0
Follow the steps below to install the printer software in
Windows 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0:
Note:
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 may
require administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your
administrator for more information.
❏ If you wish to make a diskette version of the printer software on your
CD-ROM, insert the CD and run the EPSETUP program. In the
dialog box that appears, click the Driver disk creation utility
button and follow the on-screen instructions.
❏ If you are using the diskette version of the EPSON software, make
a backup copy of the EPSON printer software disk or disks before
you begin installation.
❏ If the New Hardware Found screen or any other wizard appears
when you turn on your computer, click Cancel and follow the steps
below.
❏ If the Digital Signature Not Found screen appears, click Yes. If you
click No, you must reinstall the printer driver as described below.
❏ Installation time varies depending on your computer.
1. Make sure Windows 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0 is running and the
printer is off.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
The Install dialog box appears. (If you are using diskettes,
insert the diskette in a disk drive, then double-click the Drive
icon and double-click the Setup.exe icon.)
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3. Click Install to start the printer software installation.
4. Select your printer from the list, then follow the instructions
on the screen.
When you install the printer driver on Windows 98, 95, 2000 or
NT 4.0, EPSON Status Monitor 3 will also be installed.
For information on opening and using the software, see Chapter 3,
“Using the Printer Software.”
Installing the printer software in Windows 3.1 or
NT 3.5x
Follow the steps below to install the printer software in
Windows 3.1 or NT 3.5x systems.
Note:
Installing the printer software on Windows NT 3.5x may require
administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your administrator
for more information.
1. Make sure Windows is running and the Program Manager
window is open.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM shipped with your
printer in the CD-ROM drive. (If you are using diskettes,
insert Disk1 of your printer software in a disk drive.)
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3. Choose Run from the File menu. The Run dialog box appears.
In the Command Line box, type D:SETUP. (Substitute the
appropriate drive letter as necessary.) Then click OK.
If you wish to make a diskette version of the printer software
on your CD-ROM, type EPSETUP instead of SETUP. In the
dialog box that appears, click the Driver disk creation utility
button and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Select your printer from the list.
5. The installation program begins copying the printer software
files.
6. When the installation is complete, click OK to exit the
installation program.
The installation program automatically selects the LQ-680/LQ680Pro as the default printer for Windows applications. For
information on opening and using the software, see Chapter 3,
“Using the Printer Software.”
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For DOS programs
To control the printer from DOS application programs, you need
to select the printer you are using or another available printer
from the printer list of your application.
Choose the EPSON LQ-680/LQ-680Pro printer at the appropriate
step in the setup or installation procedure of your DOS
application program. If the list in your application does not
include the LQ-680/LQ-680Pro printer, choose the first available
printer from this list:
LQ-670
LQ-580/LQ-570e
LQ-2070/LQ-2080
LQ-2170/LQ-2180
LQ-870/LQ-1170
LQ-570/1070/570+/1070+
DLQ-3000/DLQ-3000+
DLQ-2000
LQ-1060
LQ-1050
LQ-2550
LQ-2500
Note:
If your application does not list a suitable alternative, contact the
software manufacturer to see if an update is available.
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Chapter 2
Paper Handling
2
Selecting a Paper Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Paper source and paper types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Setting the paper release lever (LQ-680) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Setting the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Using Continuous Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Positioning your continuous paper supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Loading continuous paper with the tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Using the tear-off function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Removing continuous paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Using Continuous Multipart Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Using Overlapping Multipart Forms (LQ-680Pro). . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Using Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Using Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Using Single-Sheet Multipart Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Using Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Using Postcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets . . . . . . 2-26
Switching to single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Switching to continuous paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Using Micro Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Adjusting the loading position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Adjusting the tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Adjusting the printing position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
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Your printer can print on a wide variety of paper types, including
single sheets, continuous paper, multipart forms, labels,
envelopes, postcards, and roll paper. This chapter explains how
to use these paper types with your printer.
Note:
See Appendix C for detailed specifications on the paper types the printer
can use.
Selecting a Paper Source
Your printer can accommodate a variety of paper types through
four paper sources: paper guide, tractor, optional cut-sheet
feeder, or optional roll paper holder. The paper source you should
select depends on the type of paper you want to use. See “Paper
source and paper types” on page 2-3.
For LQ-680 users:
To select a paper source, use the paper release lever. See “Setting
the paper release lever (LQ-680)” on page 2-4.
For LQ-680Pro users:
To select a paper source, use the Paper Source button on the
control panel. See “Setting the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro)”
on page 2-5.
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Paper source and paper types
The table below shows which paper source to use for each paper
type.
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Paper source
Tractor
Paper
guide
Optional cutsheet feeder
Optional roll
paper holder**
Continuous
paper
N
–
–
–
Continuous
multipart forms
N
–
–
–
Labels
N
–
–
–
Single sheets
–
N
N
–
Single-sheet
multipart forms
–
N
N*
(bin 1 only)
–
Envelopes
–
N
N
(bin 1 only)
–
Postcards
–
N
N
(bin 1 only)
–
Roll paper
–
–
–
N
Paper type
N : You can use this paper type with this paper source.
– : You cannot use this paper type with this paper source.
*
You can use only carbonless single-sheet multipart forms that are glued at
the top of the forms.
** The optional roll paper holder is not available in some countries.
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Setting the paper release lever (LQ-680)
Set the paper release lever to select the paper-feeding method you
want the printer to use. The paper release lever has two positions:
for tractor feeding and for single-sheet feeding, as explained
below.
Single-sheet feeding position – to use the paper
guide, the optional cut-sheet feeder, or the
optional roll paper holder.
Tractor feeding position – to use the tractor.
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Setting the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro)
Set the Paper Source button on the control panel to select the
paper source you want the printer to use. There are three settings:
Tractor for tractor feeding, Manual/CSF Bin1 for single-sheet
feeding including the cut-sheet feeder bin 1, and
Manual/CSF BIN2 for single-sheet feeding including cut-sheet
feeder bin 2, as explained below.
Paper Source button
Tractor
Tractor feeding position – to use the tractor.
Manual/CSF Bin1
Single-sheet feeding position 1 – to use the
paper guide, the optional cut-sheet feeder
bin 1, or the optional roll paper holder.
Manual/CSF Bin2
Single-sheet feeding position 2 – to use the
paper guide, the optional cut-sheet feeder
bin 2, or the optional roll paper holder.
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Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever
You need to set the paper thickness lever to match the thickness
of your paper.
There are nine lever positions, from -1 to 7. The Auto position is
also available on the LQ-680Pro.
For LQ-680 users:
Set the paper thickness lever manually to the appropriate position
from -1 to 7, as described in the table below.
For LQ-680Pro users:
We recommend using the Auto position for all types of paper.
When the Auto position is selected, the printer automatically
adjusts itself to match the thickness each time it loads new paper,
but your printing time may be slowed. If you use the same type
of paper every time, you may want to set the paper thickness lever
to the appropriate manual position as described in the table below
to speed-up printing.
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The following table provides guidelines for selecting the
appropriate lever position for the type of paper you are using.
Paper type
Paper thickness lever
2
position
Ordinary paper
(single sheets or continuous paper)
-1 or 0
Multipart forms
(single sheets or continuous paper)
2 parts (original plus + 1 copy)
3 parts (original plus + 2 copies)
4 parts (original plus + 3 copies)
5 parts (original plus + 4 copies)
6 parts (original plus + 5 copies)
1
2
3
5
7
Labels
2
Postcards
2
Envelopes*
Auto**
2 to 6
* For thin envelopes, such as airmail envelopes, select position 2 or 3; for regular
envelopes, select position 4; for thick envelopes, select position 4, 5, or 6.
** LQ-680Pro only.
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the lever back to the 0 (or Auto position for LQ-680Pro) before
you print on ordinary paper again.
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Using Continuous Paper
You can load continuous paper from the built-in tractor unit
located on the back of the printer.
Note:
See Appendix C for detailed specifications on continuous paper.
Positioning your continuous paper supply
When you load continuous paper, make sure you align your
paper supply with the tractor so the paper feeds smoothly into
the printer, as shown below.
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Loading continuous paper with the tractor
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. For LQ-680 users:
Select tractor feeding with the paper release lever, and make
sure the paper thickness lever is set to 0 if you are using
ordinary continuous paper.
For LQ-680Pro users:
Select tractor feeding with the Paper Source button, and
make sure the paper thickness lever is set to Auto or 0 if you
are using ordinary continuous paper.
3. Slide the edge guide out as far as it will go.
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4. Release the sprocket lock levers by pushing them up.
5. Facing the back of the printer, position the left sprocket unit
so that the sprocket pins are to the left of the “0” on the scale
and the arrow mark on the printer. Then push down the lock
lever to lock the sprocket in place.
arrow mark
scale
Note:
Printing starts at the arrow mark on the printer and the “0” mark
on the scale. The unprintable area is to the left of the arrow mark
and the “0”.
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6. Slide the right sprocket unit to roughly match the width of
your paper, but do not lock it.
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7. Slide the paper support midway between the two sprocket
units.
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8. Open the sprocket covers.
9. Fit the first three holes of the continuous paper over the
sprocket pins on both sides. Be sure to load your paper
printable side up.
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Make sure the first sheet of your continuous paper has a
clean, straight edge so that it can feed smoothly into the
printer.
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10. Close the sprocket covers. If necessary, unlock and reposition
the left sprocket unit so that the perforation aligns with the
arrow mark on the printer. Then lock the sprocket in place.
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11. Slide the right sprocket unit to remove any slack in the paper.
Then push down the sprocket lock lever to lock the sprocket
in place.
12. Turn on the printer. When the printer receives data, it
automatically loads the paper before printing.
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When using continuous paper, you can use the tear-off function
to tear off printed pages not wasting any blank pages next to the
printed pages. For more information, see the next section.
Note:
❏ You can advance the paper to the loading position by pressing the
Load/Eject button before the printer receives data.
❏ Always make sure there is at least one more sheet than required,
because continuous paper may not feed properly if it is not fed
through the sprocket.
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Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear paper
jams when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage the
printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
Using the tear-off function
After you have finished printing, you can use the tear-off function
to advance continuous paper on the tractor to the tear-off edge of
the printer. You can then easily tear off printed sheets. When you
resume printing, the printer automatically feeds paper back to the
loading position so you can save paper that would normally be
lost between documents.
You can use the tear-off function in two ways: by pressing the
button on the control panel, or by using the control panel’s
default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility to select auto
tear-off. (See “About Your Printer’s Default Settings” on page 4-3
for information on the printer’s default-setting mode.)
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If the perforation between pages is not aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the tear-off position using the micro-adjust
feature as described later in this chapter.
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come off their backing and jam the printer.
Using the Tear Off button
You can use the Tear Off button (the Tear Off/Bin button on the
LQ-680 or the Tear Off/Special Paper button on the LQ-680Pro)
to advance continuous paper to the tear-off position by following
the steps below:
1. Make sure printing has finished. Then press the Tear Off
button until the two lights on the control panel start flashing.
The printer advances the paper to the tear-off edge.
tear-off edge
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2. Tear off all printed pages at the tear-off edge. If the perforation
is not aligned with the tear-off edge, adjust the tear-off
position using the micro-adjust feature. See “Adjusting the
tear-off position” later in this chapter.
3. When you resume printing, the printer feeds the paper back
to the top-of-form position and begins printing. (You can also
manually feed the paper back to the top-of-form position by
pressing the same button used to advance the paper.)
Using auto tear-off mode
When you turn on the auto tear-off function in the printer’s
default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility, the printer
advances continuous paper to the tear-off position when you
finish printing.
The printer advances paper to the tear-off position only when it
receives a full page of data or a form-feed command and then
receives no more data for three seconds.
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For instructions on how to activate the auto tear-off function, see
“About Your Printer’s Default Settings” on page 4-3 or open the
EPSON Remote! utility as described in Chapter 3 and follow the
on-screen instructions. While using the default-setting mode or
the utility, also make sure the page length is set correctly for your
continuous paper.
After the paper has been advanced, tear off all printed pages and
resume printing as described in “Using the Tear Off button”
earlier in this chapter.
You can leave the auto tear-off mode on even when you are using
single sheets. The mode is disabled while you are using single
sheets.
Removing continuous paper
1. After you finish printing, tear-off all printed pages using the
tear-off function.
2. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the continuous paper
backward out of the printer and into the standby position.
3. To completely remove continuous paper from the printer,
open the sprocket covers. Remove the paper from the tractor
unit, and then close the sprocket covers.
Using Continuous Multipart Forms
Your printer can use continuous multipart forms with up to six
parts including the original. You can use carbonless or carbonbacked multipart forms.
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Before printing, set the paper thickness lever to the correct
position for your multipart forms. LQ-680 users should set the
lever as described in the table on page 2-7. LQ-680Pro users
should make sure the lever is set to the Auto position.
You can load continuous multipart forms in the same way as you
load ordinary continuous paper. For instructions, see “Using
Continuous Paper” earlier in this chapter.
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When printing on multipart forms, make sure that your software
settings keep the printing entirely within the printable area of the
forms. Printing on the edge of a multipart form can damage the
print head. For information about the printable area, see the paper
specifications in Appendix C.
Using Overlapping Multipart Forms
(LQ-680Pro)
LQ-680Pro users can print on overlapping multipart forms
backed with continuous paper. The page length of the multipart
forms is longer than that of the backing continuous paper. So
when extended, one page's multipart forms overlap the next
page's multipart forms. The thickness of this overlapping area is
thicker than the printable area.
Before printing, set the paper thickness lever to the Auto position.
Also turn on both the overlapping-forms and the skip-overperforation settings using the default setting mode. See
“Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever” earlier in this chapter and
“Changing default settings” on page 4-9 for more information.
You can load continuous multipart forms in the same way as you
load ordinary continuous paper. For instructions, see “Using
Continuous Paper” earlier in this chapter.
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Caution:
❏ When printing on overlapping multipart forms, make sure
that your software settings keep the printing entirely within
the printable area of the forms. Printing on the edge of a
multipart form can damage the print head. For information
about the printable area, see the paper specifications in
Appendix C.
❏ Never feed overlapping multipart forms backward with the
Load/Eject or Tear Off/Special Paper buttons. Doing
so may cause paper jams or damage to the printer.
❏ To remove overlapping multipart forms from the paper path
after you finish printing, first tear off the paper at a point
before the paper slot. Then use the LF/FF button to advance
the remaining paper out of the printer.
Using Labels
When selecting labels for printing, always choose labels mounted
on continuous backing sheets with sprocket holes for use with a
tractor. Do not use labels on shiny single-sheet backing, because
the backing sheet tends to slip and may not feed properly.
Labels are loaded in the same way as you load ordinary
continuous paper, except for the paper thickness lever setting.
LQ-680 users should set the lever to 2. LQ-680Pro users are
recommended to use the Auto setting, or set it manually to 2 for
faster throughput. For instructions on loading, see “Using
Continuous Paper” earlier in this chapter. For instructions on
paper thickness lever setting, see “Adjusting the Paper Thickness
Lever” earlier in this chapter.
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Caution:
❏ When printing on labels, make sure that your software
settings keep the printing entirely within the printable area.
Printing on the edge of a label can damage the print head.
For information about the printable area, see the paper
specifications in Appendix C.
❏ Never feed labels backward with the Load/Eject, Tear
Off/Bin (LQ-680), or Tear Off/Special Paper (LQ680Pro) buttons. Labels can easily peel off their backing and
jam the printer.
❏ To remove labels from the paper path after you finish
printing, first tear off the labels at a point before the paper
slot. Then use the LF/FF button to advance the remaining
labels out of the printer.
❏ Because labels are especially sensitive to temperature and
humidity, use them only under normal operating conditions.
❏ Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between print jobs;
they tend to curl and may come off their backing and jam the
printer when you resume printing.
Using Single Sheets
You can load one sheet of paper at a time into the paper guide at
the front of the printer, or you can load a stack of paper in the
optional cut-sheet feeder. (See Appendix A for more information
on the optional cut-sheet feeder.)
Note:
❏ See Appendix C for detailed single-sheet paper specifications.
❏ If you load long paper (for example, legal size paper), leave enough
space at the back of the printer so that the paper is not obstructed.
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Follow these steps to load single sheets from the paper guide:
1. Make sure that the printer is off and the paper guide is
attached as described in Chapter 1. Then close the sprocket
covers and push down the sprocket lock levers to lock the
sprocket units in place.
2. For LQ-680 users:
Select single-sheet feeding with the paper release lever as
described in “Selecting a Paper Source” on page 2-2. Also
make sure the paper thickness lever is set to 0 if you are using
ordinary single-sheet paper.
For LQ-680Pro users:
Select single-sheet feeding with the Paper Source button as
described in “Selecting a Paper Source” on page 2-2. Also
make sure the paper thickness lever is set to Auto or 0 if you
are using ordinary single-sheet paper.
3. Turn on the printer.
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4. Slide the edge guide until it rests against the guide mark, as
shown below.
guide mark
5. Insert a sheet of paper, following the edge guide, until it meets
resistance. Be sure to load your paper printable side up and
top edge first.
After a few seconds, the printer automatically advances the
paper to the loading position. The printer is ready to accept
data from your computer and print.
Note:
If the rollers rotate but the printer does not load the paper, remove
the paper completely and reinsert it.
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After printing a sheet, the printer ejects the printed sheet onto the
paper guide. If you are printing a multiple-page document,
remove the printed sheet and insert a new sheet into the paper
guide. The printer automatically advances the paper and resumes
printing.
Note:
If the printer does not eject the printed sheet, press the Load/Eject
button.
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jams when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage the
printer.
Using Single-Sheet Multipart Forms
Your printer can use single-sheet multipart forms with up to six
parts including the original. You can use carbonless multipart
forms, or carbon-backed multipart forms using the paper guide.
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Caution:
Do not use carbon-interleaved multipart forms.
Before printing, set the paper thickness lever to the correct
position for your multipart forms as described in the table on page
2-7, or to the Auto position (LQ-680Pro only).
You can load single-sheet multipart forms in the same way as you
load ordinary single sheet. For instructions, see “Using Single
Sheets” earlier in this chapter or Appendix A, “Loading paper
from the cut-sheet feeder.”
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Caution:
❏ When printing on multipart forms, make sure that your
software settings keep the printing entirely within the
printable area of the forms. Printing on the edge of a
multipart form can damage the print head. For information
about the printable area, see the paper specifications in
Appendix A.
❏ Load single-sheet multipart forms glued at the side of the
form only from the paper guide, not from the optional cutsheet feeder.
Using Envelopes
You can print on a variety of envelopes, loading them in the same
way as you load single sheets: from the paper guide or with the
optional cut-sheet feeder. For information on loading envelopes,
read this section and see “Using Single Sheets” earlier in this
chapter or Appendix A, “Loading paper from the cut-sheet
feeder.”
For LQ-680 users:
Before printing, set the paper thickness lever to the correct
position for your envelopes as described in the table on page 2-7.
For LQ-680Pro users:
Before printing, make sure the paper thickness lever is set to Auto
or the correct position for your envelopes as described in the table
on page 2-7. Then select Envelope by pressing the Tear
Off/Special Paper button.
Load envelopes face up, flap-edge first.
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Caution:
❏ When printing on envelopes, make sure that your software
settings keep the printing entirely within the printable area.
Printing on the edge of an envelope can damage the print
head. For information on the printable area, see the paper
specifications in Appendix C.
❏ Use envelopes only under normal operating conditions.
Using Postcards
You can print on a variety of postcards, loading them in the same
way as you load single sheets: from the paper guide or with the
optional cut-sheet feeder. For instructions on loading single
sheets, see “Using Single Sheets” on page 2-20 or “Loading paper
from the cut-sheet feeder” on page A-6.
For LQ-680 users:
Before printing, set the paper thickness lever to 2. Then select
Card by pressing the Tear Off/Bin button on the control panel.
For LQ-680Pro users:
Before printing, make sure the paper thickness lever is set to Auto
or 2. Then select Card by pressing the Tear Off/Special Paper
button on the control panel.
Load postcards printable side up, top edge first.
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Caution:
❏ Card mode is available only when the paper thickness lever
is set to Auto or 2 or higher on the scale.
❏ When printing on postcards, make sure that your software
settings keep the printing entirely within the printable area.
Printing on the edge of a postcard can damage the print head.
For information about the printable area, see the paper
specifications in Appendix C.
❏ Use postcards only under normal operating conditions.
Switching Between Continuous Paper and
Single Sheets
When using the tractor, you can easily switch between continuous
paper and single sheets (including envelopes or postcards)
without removing the continuous paper from the tractor.
Switching to single sheets
To switch from continuous paper to single sheets, follow the steps
below.
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to feed labels backward. Labels can easily peel off their backing
and jam the printer. For information on removing labels from the
paper path, see “Using Labels” earlier this chapter.
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1. When you have finished printing on continuous paper, press
the Tear Off/Bin button (LQ-680) or the Tear Off/Special
Paper button (LQ-680Pro) to advance the paper to the
tear-off position. (If you selected auto tear-off in the printer’s
default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility, the
printer advances the paper perforation to the tear-off position
automatically.)
2. Tear off the printed pages.
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many sheets backwards can cause a paper jam.
3. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the continuous paper
back to the standby position. The paper is still attached to the
tractor, but no longer in the paper path.
4. Select single-sheet feeding with the paper release lever
(LQ-680) or with the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro) as
described in “Paper source and paper types” on page 2-3.
Now you can load single sheets from the paper guide. For
instructions, see “Using Single Sheets” on page 2-20.
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Switching to continuous paper
To switch from single sheets to continuous paper, follow the steps
below.
1. If necessary, press the Load/Eject button to eject the last
printed single sheet.
2. Make sure continuous paper is loaded in the printer as
described in “Loading continuous paper with the tractor” on
page 2-9.
3. Select tractor feeding with the paper release lever (LQ-680) or
with the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro) as described in
“Paper source and paper types” on page 2-3.
The printer automatically advances the continuous paper from
the standby position to the loading position when it receives data.
Using Micro Adjust
The micro-adjust feature allows you to move paper forward or
backward in 1/180-inch increments. You can use this feature to
adjust the loading, printing, and tear-off positions.
Adjusting the loading position
The loading position is the position of the paper after the printer
loads it. If your printing appears too high or low on the page, you
can change the loading position with the micro-adjust feature as
follows:
Note:
Top margin settings made in some application software override
adjustments you make to the loading position with the micro adjust
feature. If necessary, adjust the loading position in your software.
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1. Make sure the printer is turned on. If necessary, lift up the
printer cover so you can see the paper position.
2. Load either continuous or single-sheet paper. (Press the
Load/Eject button to load continuous paper from the tractor
or a single sheet from the optional cut-sheet feeder.)
3. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light starts flashing and the printer enters the microadjust mode.
4. Press the LF/FF [D] button to move the paper toward the front
of the printer, or press the Load/Eject [U] button to move the
paper toward the rear. The new loading position is set to the
position where you release the buttons.
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Note:
❏ Pressing the LF/FF [D] button moves the loading position
toward the top of the page when loading a sheet from the front
(from the paper guide). Pressing the LF/FF [D] button moves
the loading position toward the bottom of the page when loading
a sheet from the rear (from the cut-sheet feeders or the tractor).
❏ The printer has a minimum and a maximum loading position.
If you try to adjust the loading position beyond these limits, the
printer beeps and stops moving the paper.
❏ When the paper reaches the factory-set loading position, the
printer beeps and paper feeding pauses briefly. Use the factory
setting as a reference point when adjusting the loading position.
❏ If you want to eliminate the top margin and print at the very
top of the page, adjust the loading position so that the top of the
paper lines up with the raised line on the ribbon mask, as shown
below.
raised line
5. After you set the loading position, press the Pause button to
turn off micro-adjust mode.
For both single-sheet and continuous paper, your loading
position setting remains in effect until you change it, even if you
turn off the printer.
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Adjusting the tear-off position
If your continuous paper perforation is not aligned with the tearoff edge, you can use the micro-adjust feature to move the
perforation to the tear-off position as follows:
1. Make sure both Tear Off lights are flashing (the paper is at
the current tear-off position). You may need to press the Tear
Off button. (See “Using the Tear Off button” on page 2-15 for
more information.)
2. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light begins flashing and the printer enters the microadjust mode.
3. Press the LF/FF [D] button to feed paper forward, or press the
Load/Eject [U] button to feed paper backward, until the
paper perforation is aligned with the tear-off edge.
Note:
The printer has a minimum and a maximum tear-off position. If you
try to adjust the tear-off position beyond these limits, the printer
beeps and stops moving the paper.
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4. Tear off the printed pages.
5. Press the Pause button to turn off micro-adjust mode.
When you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds the
paper back to the top-of-form position and begins printing. Your
tear-off position setting remains in effect until you change it, even
if you turn off the printer.
Adjusting the printing position
The printing position is the position on the page where the print
head actually prints during a print job. You can change the current
vertical printing position temporarily by using the micro-adjust
feature as described in the steps below.
Note:
Your printing position setting is in effect only until the next time you
load paper or turn off the printer.
1. Make sure that the printer is not printing. If it is, press the
Pause button to stop printing.
2. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light begins flashing and the printer enters the microadjust mode.
3. If necessary, open the printer cover to check the printing
position, and press the LF/FF [D] button to feed paper forward
or the Load/Eject [U] button to feed paper backward.
4. When your paper is positioned correctly, press the Pause
button to turn off micro-adjust mode and resume printing.
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Using the Printer Software
About Your Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 98 or 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Accessing the printer driver from
Windows applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu. . . . . . . . 3-5
Changing the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
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Using the Printer Driver With Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Accessing the printer driver from
Windows applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel . . . . . 3-8
Changing the Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 . . . . . 3-9
Accessing the printer driver from
Windows applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu. . . . . . . . 3-11
Changing the printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Accessing the printer driver from
Windows applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel . . . . . 3-15
Changing the Printer driver settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Printer Driver Settings Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Using the EPSON Remote! Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Installing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Accessing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
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About Your Printer Software
The EPSON printer software that comes with your printer
includes the printer driver software, the EPSON Remote! utility,
and the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility for Windows 98, 95, 2000
and NT 4.0.
A printer driver is software that allows your computer to control
the printer. You need to install the printer driver so your
Windows software applications can take full advantage of the
printer’s capabilities.
Note:
Before proceeding, make sure you have installed the printer driver on
your PC as described in Chapter 1.
EPSON Remote! is a DOS-based printer setup utility that allows
you to easily change the printer’s default settings from the
computer screen. To use the EPSON Remote! utility with DOS,
see “Using the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 3-19.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility program is available for
Windows 98, 95, 2000 and NT 4.0. It allows you to monitor the
status of your printer, alerts you when errors occur, and provides
you with troubleshooting tips. To use the Status Monitor, see
“Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3” on page 3-22.
For an overview of the available settings, see “Printer Driver
Settings Overview” on page 3-17.
To access the printer driver, see the appropriate page below,
depending on your Windows version.
Windows 98 and 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3-3
Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3-6
Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . page 3-9
Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3-13
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You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Start menu. When you access the printer
driver from a Windows application, any settings you make apply
only to the application you are using. See “Accessing the printer
driver from Windows applications” below. When you access the
printer driver from the Start menu, the printer driver settings you
make apply to all your applications. See “Accessing the printer
driver from the Start menu” on page 3-5. To check and change
printer driver settings, see “Changing the printer driver settings”
on page 3-5.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows
applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears.
2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The Properties window
appears, and you see the Paper, Graphics, and Device Options
menu. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
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3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See “Changing the printer driver settings” below to
change the settings.
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu
To access the printer driver from the Start menu, follow these
steps:
1. Click the Start button, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Printers.
3. Right-click your printer icon, and click Properties. The screen
displays the Properties window, which contains the Paper,
Graphics, Device Options, and Utility menus. These menus
display the printer driver settings.
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See the next section to change the settings.
Changing the printer driver settings
Your printer driver has four menus: Paper, Graphics, Device
Options, and Utility. For an overview of the available settings, see
“Printer Driver Settings Overview” on page 3-17. You can also
view online help by right-clicking items in the driver and selecting
What’s this?.
When you finish making printer driver settings, click OK to apply
the settings, or click Restore Defaults to return the settings to
their default values.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and made any
necessary changes, you are ready to print.
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You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Control Panel. When you access the
printer driver from a Windows application, any settings you
make apply only to the application you are using. See “Accessing
the printer driver from Windows applications” below. When you
access the printer driver from the Control Panel, the printer driver
settings you make apply to all your applications. See “Accessing
the printer driver from the Control Panel” on page 3-8. To check
and change printer driver settings, see “Changing the Printer
driver settings” on page 3-8.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows
applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears. See “Changing the Printer driver settings” on page
3-8 for detailed information about the settings in this dialog
box.
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2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, or Options. (You may need to click a combination of
these buttons.) The Options dialog box appears. See
“Changing the Printer driver settings” on page 3-8 to change
the settings.
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Accessing the printer driver from the Control
Panel
To access the printer driver from the Control Panel, follow these
steps:
1. In the Main window, double-click the Control Panel icon.
2. Double-click the Printers icon. The Printers dialog box
appears.
3. Make sure your printer is highlighted, then click Setup. The
Print Setup dialog box appears. To access more settings, you
may need to click Options. See the next section to change the
settings.
Changing the Printer driver settings
You can change printer driver settings in the Print (or Print Setup)
dialog box and the Options dialog box. For an overview of the
available settings, see “Printer Driver Settings Overview” on page
3-17.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print.
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You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Start menu. When you access the printer
driver from a Windows application, any settings you make apply
only to the application you are using. See “Accessing the printer
driver from Windows applications” below. When you access the
printer driver from the Start menu, the printer driver settings you
make apply to all your applications. See “Accessing the printer
driver from the Start menu” on page 3-11. To check and change
printer driver settings, see “Changing the printer driver settings”
on page 3-12.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows
applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
❏ The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing
the printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ
depending on your application. See your application manual for
details.
❏ The screen shots in the following section are from the Windows
NT 4.0 operating system. They may vary in appearance from what
actually appears on your screen, however the instructions are the
same.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears.
2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The Document Properties
window appears, and you see the Page Setup and Advanced
menus. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
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3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See “Changing the printer driver settings” below to
change the settings.
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Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu
To access the printer driver from the Start menu, follow these
steps:
Note:
The screen shots in the following section are from the Windows NT 4.0
operating system. They may vary in appearance from what actually
appears on your screen, however the instructions are the same.
1. Click the Start button, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Printers.
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3. Right-click your printer icon, and click Document Defaults.
The screen displays the Default Document Properties
window, which contains the Page Setup and Advanced
menus. These menus display the printer driver settings.
When you click Properties, the printer software window
appears, which includes Utility menu.
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See the next section to change the settings.
Changing the printer driver settings
Your printer driver has two menus from which you can change
the printer driver settings, Page Setup and Advanced. You can
also change settings on the Utility menu in the printer software.
For an overview of the available settings, see “Printer Driver
Settings Overview” on page 3-17. You can also view online help
by right-clicking items in the driver and selecting What’s this?.
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When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print.
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 3.5x
You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Control Panel. When you access the
printer driver from a Windows application, any settings you
make apply only to the application you are using. See “Accessing
the printer driver from Windows applications” below. When you
access the printer driver from the Control Panel, the printer driver
settings you make can apply to all your applications. See
“Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel” on page
3-15. To check and change printer driver settings, see “Changing
the Printer driver settings” on page 3-16.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows
applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears.
2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The screen displays the
Document Properties dialog box, which contains the Form
and Orientation printer driver settings. See “Changing the
Printer driver settings” on page 3-16 to change the settings.
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3. Click Options (or a similar button) to view the Advanced
Document Properties dialog box, which includes the
Graphics Resolution, Color, and Optimizations printer driver
settings. See “Changing the Printer driver settings” on page
3-16 to change the settings.
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Accessing the printer driver from the Control
Panel
To access the printer driver from the Control Panel, follow these
steps:
1. In the Main window, double-click the Print Manager icon.
The Print Manager window opens.
2. Make sure your printer is highlighted, then click Printer and
select Properties. The Printer Properties dialog box appears.
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3. Click the Details button, then click Job Default. You see the
Document Properties dialog box, which includes the Form
and Orientation printer driver settings. See “Changing the
Printer driver settings” below to change the settings.
4. Click Options to open the Advanced Document Properties
dialog box, which contains the Graphics Resolution, Color,
and Optimizations printer driver settings. See “Changing the
Printer driver settings” below to change the settings.
Changing the Printer driver settings
You can change printer driver settings in the Document
Properties dialog box and the Advanced Document Properties
dialog box. For an overview of the available settings, see “Printer
Driver Settings Overview” on page 3-17. To open these dialog
boxes, see the previous sections on accessing the printer driver.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print.
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Printer Driver Settings Overview
The following tables show the Windows printer driver settings.
Note that not every setting is available in all versions of Windows.
The printing settings are shown below.
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Settings
Explanations
Paper size
Select the size of the paper you want to use. If you
don’t see your paper size, use the scroll bar to scroll
through the list. If your paper size is not included in
the list, click Custom or User Defined Size and enter
the paper size in the dialog box that appears.
Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape.
Paper Source
Select the paper source you want to use.
Resolution/
Graphics
Resolution
Select the printing resolution you want. The higher
the resolution you select, the more detailed your
printout will be; however, increasing the resolution
slows printing. If you are using Windows 3.1, this
option is only available from the Control panel.
Dithering
You can leave this option set to Fine, which is the
default setting, or select another dithering pattern
depending on the kind of printout you want.
Intensity/
Intensity
Control
Move the slider to make your printout lighter or
darker.
Print quality
Select a print quality option from the Print quality list.
If you turn on Hi-speed, you will enter bi-directional
printing mode and printing speed will increase.
Turning Hi-speed off will return the printer to unidirectional printing mode. Printing speed will
decrease, but printing precision will improve.
Default printing uses the settings stored in the
printer.
EPSON Status
Monitor 3
You can access EPSON Status Monitor 3 when you
click this button. To monitor the printer, make sure
the Monitor the printing status check box is
selected.
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Settings
Explanations
Monitoring
Preferences
Click this button to open the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box where you can make
settings for EPSON Status Monitor 3.
Paper/Output
Check the Paper Size, Orientation, and Paper
Source settings you made on the Page Setup menu
and change them if necessary. Select the setting
and then choose an option from the Change
Setting list box.
Halftone
Click this button to set the brightness and contrast,
input the RGB gamma, or make other settings. The
Halftone Color Adjustment dialog box appears. For
details, click Help in this dialog box.
The monitoring settings are shown below.
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Explanations
EPSON Status
Monitor 3
You can access EPSON Status Monitor 3 when you
click this button. To monitor the printer, make sure
the Monitor the printing status check box is
selected.
Monitoring
Preferences
Click this button to open the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box where you can make
settings for EPSON Status Monitor 3. For more
information, see “Setting up EPSON Status Monitor
3” on page 3-20.
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Using the EPSON Remote! Utility
The EPSON Remote! utility allows you to easily change the
printer’s default settings from your computer’s DOS prompt.
Installing EPSON Remote!
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Follow the steps below to install EPSON Remote!
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in a disk drive.
2. At the DOS prompt, type D:\SETUP. (If you inserted the disk
in a drive other than drive D, substitute the appropriate
letter.) Then press Enter.
3. Select your printer’s name in the Printer Model window and
press Enter. C:\EPUTIL appears as the default directory.
4. Press Enter again. The EPSON Remote! utility is copied to the
C:\EPUTIL directory.
Accessing EPSON Remote!
To access EPSON Remote!, type C:\PRNSET at the DOS prompt
and press Enter. Then follow the on-screen instructions to use this
utility. You can also access EPSON Remote! by typing C:\PANEL
at the DOS prompt and pressing Enter. The PRNSET and PANEL
access methods differ slightly. The PANEL method opens a
condensed version of EPSON Remote! that only provides the
most often used settings.
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Using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility that comes with your printer
is available for Windows 98, 95, 2000 and NT 4.0. It allows you to
monitor your printer’s status, alerts you when printer errors
occur, and provides troubleshooting instructions when needed.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility is available only when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via the
parallel port [LPT1].
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional
communication.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility is installed when you install
the printer driver as described in Chapter 1.
Note:
If you install the driver using Add Printer in the Printers folder, or using
the “Point and Print” method, EPSON Status Monitor 3 may not
function properly. If you want to use EPSON Status Monitor 3, reinstall
the driver as described in Chapter 1.
Before using EPSON Status Monitor 3, be sure to read the
README file on the driver disk. This file contains the latest
information on the utility.
Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow the steps below to setup EPSON Status Monitor 3.
1. Open the Utility menu as described in “Using the Printer
Driver With Windows 98 or 95” on page 3-3 or “Using the
Printer Driver With Windows 2000 and NT 4.0” on page 3-9.
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2. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. The Monitoring
Preferences dialog box appears.
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3. The following settings are available:
Select
Notification
Displays the error item check box ON/OFF
status.
Turn on this check box to display the selected
error notification.
Select Shortcut
icon
The selected icons are displayed in the task
tray on the PC screen. The setting example is
shown on the right window. By clicking the
shortcut icon, you can access the Monitoring
Preferences dialog easily.
Receive error
notification for
shared printers
Error notification for a shared printer can be
received when this check box is turned on.
Allow monitoring
of shared printer
When this check box is turned on, a shared
printer can be monitored by other PCs.
Note:
Click the Default button to revert all items to the default settings.
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Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
To access EPSON Status Monitor 3:
❏ Double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on the taskbar.
To add a shortcut icon to the taskbar, see Utility menu.
❏ Open the Utility menu, then click EPSON Status Monitor 3.
To find out how to open the Utility menu, See “Using the
Printer Driver With Windows 98 or 95” on page 3-3 or “Using
the Printer Driver With Windows 2000 and NT 4.0” on page
3-9.
When you access EPSON Status Monitor 3 as described above, the
following printer status window appears.
You can view printer status information in the window.
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Chapter 4
Changing Printer Settings From the
Printer’s Control Panel
Selecting a Built-In Font and Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
About Your Printer’s Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Changing default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
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Selecting a Built-In Font and Pitch
Your printer comes with the twelve built-in fonts. See “Built-in
fonts:” on page C-4 for information of fonts you can select. You
can also change the pitch by turning the condensed mode on or
off. You can select the font and pitch using the buttons on the
printer’s control panel as described below.
Note:
Settings you make in your application programs usually override
settings you make from the printer’s control panel. For best results, use
your application to select a font and pitch.
Follow these steps to select a built-in font or pitch using the
buttons on the printer’s control panel:
1. Make sure that the printer is not printing. If it is, wait until
printing has finished.
2. To select a font, press the Font button until the three Font
lights indicate the font you want with a pattern shown on the
control panel.
Note:
❏ The Font button cannot directly select OCR-B, Orator, OratorS, Script-C, Roman-T, or Sans Serif H. To select one of these
fonts, you must first use the default-setting mode to register it
as the “other” font and then select Others using the Font
button.
❏ Barcode fonts can not be selected via the control panel.
3. Press the Condensed button to turn the condensed mode on
or off.
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About Your Printer’s Default Settings
The default settings control many printer functions. While you
can often set these functions through your software or printer
driver, you may sometimes need to change a default setting from
the printer’s control panel using the default-setting mode.
The following table lists the default settings and the options you
can select in the default-setting mode. The settings are explained
in detail after the table. For instructions on changing the default
settings, see “Changing default settings” on page 4-9.
Settings
Options
Page length for tractor*
Length in inches: 3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, 6, 7, 8,
8.5, 11, 70/6, 12, 14, 17
Skip over perforation
On, Off
Auto tear off
On, Off
Auto line feed
On, Off
Print direction
Bi-D, Uni-D, Auto
Software
ESC/P2, IBM 2390 Plus
0 slash
0, 0
High speed draft
On, Off
I/F mode
Auto, Parallel, Option
Auto I/F wait time
10 seconds, 30 seconds
Parallel I/F bidirectional
mode
On, Off
Packet mode
Auto, Off
Auto CR (IBM 2390 Plus)**
On, Off
A.G.M. (IBM 2390 Plus)**
On, Off
* The options available vary depending on the country of purchase.
** These settings take effect only when IBM 2390 Plus emulation is selected.
***This option is available with the LQ-680Pro only.
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Settings
Options
Character table*
Standard model:
Italic, PC 437, PC 850, PC 860, PC 863,
PC 865, PC 861, BRASCII, Abicomp,
Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC 858,
ISO 8859-15
All other models:
Italic, PC 437, PC 850, PC 437 Greek,
PC 853, PC 855, PC 852, PC 857,
PC 864, PC 866, PC 869, MAZOWIA,
Code MJK, ISO 8859-7, ISO Latin 1T,
Bulgaria, PC 774, Estonia, ISO 8859-2,
PC 866 LAT, PC 866 UKR, PC APTEC,
PC 708, PC 720, PC AR864, PC 860,
PC 863, PC 865, PC 861, BRASCII,
Abicomp, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1,
PC 858, ISO 8859-15, PC 771
International character
set for Italic table
Italic U.S.A., Italic France,
Italic Germany, Italic U.K.,
Italic Denmark1, Italic Sweden,
Italic Italy, Italic Spain1
Font
OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C,
Roman T (PS), Sans Serif H (PS)
Manual feed wait time
0.5 second, 1 seconds,
1.5 seconds, 2 seconds
Buzzer
On, Off
Overlapping forms***
On, Off
* The options available vary depending on the country of purchase.
** These settings take effect only when IBM 2390 Plus emulation is selected.
***This option is available with the LQ-680Pro only.
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Page length for tractor
This setting allows you to set the page length for continuous
paper.
Skip over perforation
This feature is available only when continuous paper is selected.
When you select On, the printer provides a one-inch (25.4 mm)
margin between the last line printed on one page and the first line
printed on the next page. Because the program margin settings in
most applications override margin settings made from the control
panel, you should use this setting only if you cannot set your top
and bottom margins using your application.
Auto tear off
When auto tear off is on and you are using continuous paper with
the tractor, the printer automatically advances the paper
perforation to the tear-off position, where you can easily tear off
the printed pages. When the printer receives the next print job, it
automatically moves the unused paper back to the top-of-form
position and starts printing, so you can use all of the next page.
When auto tear off is off and you are using continuous paper with
the tractor, you need to move the perforation to the tear-off
position by pressing the control panel button. See “Using the Tear
Off button” on page 2-15 for more information.
Auto line feed
When auto line feed is on, the printer accompanies each carriage
return (CR) code received with a line feed code, and the print
position moves to the next line. If the printer adds an extra line
after every carriage return, select Off.
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Print direction
You can select auto print direction (Auto), bidirectional printing
(Bi-D), or unidirectional printing (Uni-D). Printing is normally
bidirectional for faster printing; however, unidirectional printing
allows for precise vertical printing alignment, which is useful for
printing graphics.
When set to Auto, the printer analyzes the data and uses
unidirectional printing only for any lines which require vertical
printing alignment.
Software
When you select ESC/P2, the printer operates in the EPSON
ESC/P2 mode. When you select IBM 2390 Plus, the printer
emulates an IBM printer.
0 slash
The zero character has a slash (0) when this feature is on. It has no
slash (0) when this feature is off. The slash allows you to easily
distinguish between the uppercase letter “O” and a zero.
High speed draft
When you choose On, the printer prints up to 413 cps (characters
per second) at 10 cpi (characters per inch). When you choose Off,
the printer prints up to 310 cps at 10 cpi.
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I/F (interface) mode
The printer comes with a built-in parallel interface and an
interface slot in which you can install one optional interface. For
information on using an optional interface, see “Optional
interface cards” on page A-19.
If your printer is connected to only one computer, select Parallel
or Optional for the interface mode, depending on the interface
you use. If your printer is connected to two computers, select
Auto (automatic) to allow the printer to automatically switch
between interfaces depending on which one is receiving data.
Auto I/F (interface) wait time
This setting takes effect only if an optional interface is installed
and the auto interface mode is selected. This setting determines
how long the printer waits when it no longer receives data from
an interface before it checks whether a print job is being sent
through the other interface. You can specify 10 seconds or 30
seconds for the auto interface wait time.
Parallel I/F bidirectional mode
The Parallel Interface bidirectional transfer mode is used when
this feature is on. If bidirectional transfer mode is unnecessary,
turn this off.
Packet mode
Select Auto to use the IEEE-1284.4 packet transfer mode. If packet
transfer mode is unnecessary, or if you cannot connect, turn this
off.
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Auto CR (carriage return)
This setting is available only in IBM 2390 Plus emulation mode.
When auto carriage return is on, each line feed (LF) code or ESC
J code is accompanied by a carriage return code. This moves the
print position to the beginning of the next line. If the printer adds
an extra line after every carriage return, select Off.
A.G.M. (Alternate Graphic Mode)
When A.G.M. is on, the printer can use some advanced graphics
commands like those available in ESC/P2 mode. When you select
IBM 2390 Plus mode, this setting is available.
Character table
You can select from among 13 to 36 standard character tables,
depending on the country of purchase. See “Character tables:” on
page C-5 for more information of the tables.
International character set for Italic table
You can select among several international character sets for the
Italic character table. Each character set contains eight characters
that vary depending on the country or language, so you can
customize the Italic table to suit your printing needs.
Font
You can select six fonts in default-setting mode. The font selected
here appears under Others in the control panel. The following
fonts are indicated on the control panel and can’t be selected by
default settings: Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, and
Script.
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Manual feed wait time
This sets the amount of wait time between when paper is inserted
into the paper guide and it is fed. If the paper feeds before you
can adjust its position to your satisfaction, you can increase the
wait time.
Buzzer (beeper)
The printer beeps when an error occurs. (See “Using the Error
Indicators” on page 5-2 for more information on printer errors.)
If you do not want the printer to beep when an error occurs, turn
this setting off.
Overlapping forms (LQ-680Pro only)
This setting takes effect only when the skip-over-perforation
setting is on. When overlapping-forms setting is on, the printer
lifts up the print head each time it makes a one-inch margin with
the skip-over-perforation feature. You need to turn on both the
overlapping-forms and the skip-over-perforation settings when
you use overlapping forms. This setting is available only on
LQ-680Pro.
Changing default settings
Follow the steps below to enter the default-setting mode and
change the printer’s default settings.
Note:
❏ To print the language selection and default-setting mode
instructions, you need five sheets of A4 or letter size single-sheet
paper, or five pages of continuous paper that is at least 279 mm
(11 inches) long and 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide.
❏ If you use single sheets without an optional cut-sheet feeder, you
need to feed a new sheet of paper each time the printer ejects a printed
sheet.
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1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. While holding down the Font button, turn on the printer. The
printer enters the default-setting mode and prints the
language selection instructions.
3. Press the Font button until the Font lights indicate the
language you want, as described in the language selection
instructions.
4. Press the Tear Off/Bin button (LQ-680) or Tear Off/Special
Paper button (LQ-680Pro) to print the default-setting mode
instructions (four pages) in the language you selected.
The printed instructions list the default settings you can
change, describe how to change them, and show you how the
control panel lights help you make settings. Follow these
instructions to change the default settings using the buttons
on the printer’s control panel.
Note:
The arrows on the instruction sheets indicate the printer’s current
settings.
5. When you finish making settings, turn off the printer and exit
the default-setting mode. Any settings you have made remain
in effect until you change them again.
Note:
To exit the default-setting mode, turn off the printer when it has
finished printing.
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Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
Using the Error Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Power supply problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Single-sheet paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Continuous paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Printing position problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Printing or printout quality problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Printing a Self Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Printing a Hex Dump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
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Using the Error Indicators
You can identify many common printer problems using the lights
on the control panel. If your printer stops working and one or
more control panel lights are on or flashing or the printer beeps,
use the following table to diagnose and fix the problem. If you
can’t fix your problem using this table, go to the next section.
Panel light
state
Beep
pattern
Problem
Solution
n Pause
–
The printer is paused.
Press the Pause button to resume printing.
•••
Paper from another paper source is currently in
the paper path. (LQ-680 only)
Move the paper release lever back to the
appropriate position and press the Load/Eject
button to clear the paper from the paper path.
Then set the lever to the position you want to
use. Press the Pause button to turn off the Pause
light, if necessary.
•••
The printer cover is open.
Close the printer cover and press the Pause
button.
n Paper Out
n Pause
•••
No paper is loaded in the selected paper
source.
Load paper in the printer. Then press the Pause
button to turn off the Pause light, if necessary.
•••
The paper is not loaded correctly.
Remove your paper and reload it. See
Chapter 2 for instructions on loading paper.
Then press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light, if necessary.
•••
Paper is jammed in the printer.
Clear the paper jam as described “Clearing
Paper Jams” on page 5-16.
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f Paper Out
n Pause
•••
Continuous paper is not fed back to the
standby position.
Tear off the printed document at the
perforation; then press the Load/Eject button.
The printer feeds the paper to the standby
position. Press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light.
•••
A single sheet of paper is not fully ejected.
Press the Load/Eject button to eject the sheet.
Then press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light, if necessary.
•••
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Paper is jammed in the printer.
Clear the paper jam as described in “Clearing
Paper Jams” on page 5-16.
f Paper Out
f Pause
•••
The printer was unable to switch between paper
sources because of a paper jam or other paper
problems. (LQ-680Pro only)
Remove any paper from the paper path and
clear the paper jam as described in “Clearing
Paper Jams” on page 5-16. Then retry the
paper source selection.
f Pause
–
The print head is overheated.
Wait a few minutes; the printer resumes printing
automatically once the print head has cooled.
f All the lights
on the control
panel
•••••
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and leave it off for several
minutes; then turn on the printer again. If the
error recurs, contact your dealer.
n = on, f = flashing
•••
= short series of beeps (three beeps)
• • • • • = long series of beeps (five beeps)
Note:
The printer beeps once if you press a control panel button when the corresponding
function is not available.
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Problems and Solutions
Most printer problems are easy to solve. Use the information in
this section to find the cause and solution to any printer problems
that occur.
Determine what type of problem occurred, and see the
appropriate page listed below:
Power supply problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5-5
Single-sheet paper loading or
feeding problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5-6
Continuous paper loading or
feeding problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5-8
Printing position problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5-9
Printing or printout quality problems. . . . page 5-11
You can also use the self test feature to determine whether the
printer or the computer is causing the problem. See “Printing a
Self Test” on page 5-18 for instructions.
To pinpoint communication problems, experienced users may
want to use the printer’s hex dump mode, described in “Printing
a Hex Dump” on page 5-19.
To clear a paper jam, see “Clearing Paper Jams” on page 5-16.
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Power supply problems
The control panel lights come on briefly, but then go off and
stay off.
Cause
What to do
The printer’s voltage rating
does not match the voltage of
your electrical outlet.
Check the printer and the outlet
voltage ratings. If the voltages do not
match, unplug the printer
immediately and contact your dealer.
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Do not reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet that has the wrong
voltage for your printer.
The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off
even though you turned on the printer.
Cause
What to do
The power cord is not
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet or your
printer.
Turn off the printer, and make sure the
power cord is firmly plugged into the
electrical outlet and the printer, if
necessary. Then turn on the printer.
The electrical outlet does not
work.
Use a different outlet.
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Single-sheet paper loading or feeding problems
The printer does not load single-sheet paper or does not feed
it properly.
Cause
What to do
Tractor feeding is selected.
Select single-sheet feeding. For more
information, see “Selecting a Paper
Source” on page 2-2.
The paper on the paper
guide is positioned too far to
the left or right for the paper
sensor to detect that it is
there.
Move the paper a little to the left or
right.
Single-sheet paper is not
loaded properly.
See “Using Single Sheets” on page
2-20 for instructions on loading singlesheet paper.
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
See “Adjusting the Paper Thickness
Lever” on page 2-6.
Your paper is creased, old,
too thin, or too thick.
See the paper specifications in
Appendix C and use new, clean sheets
of paper.
The printer does not fully eject a single sheet.
Cause
What to do
Your paper is too long.
Press the Load/Eject button to eject
the sheet. Make sure the page length
of your paper is within the range
specified for single-sheet paper in
Appendix C. Also check and adjust
the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
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The optional cut-sheet feeder does not feed your single-sheet
paper properly.
Cause
What to do
The cut-sheet feeder is not
installed properly.
Reinstall it as described in “Installing
the cut-sheet feeder” on page A-3.
Too many sheets are loaded
in the cut-sheet feeder.
Load no more than 150 single sheets in
the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder. See
“Cut-Sheet Feeders” on page A-2 for
more information.
You may have loaded the
wrong type of paper in bin 2
of the double-bin cut-sheet
feeder.
Use only the high-capacity feeder
(bin 1) or the sheet guide for singlesheet multipart forms (only the type
glued at the top of the forms),
envelopes, and postcards.
The edge guides of the
cut-sheet feeder are not
positioned correctly.
Align the left edge guide with the
arrow mark, then move the right edge
guide to match your paper’s width.
There are only a few sheets of
paper left in the bin.
Load more paper in the cut-sheet
feeder.
Sheets of paper are stuck
together.
Remove the paper stack, fan it, and
then reload it.
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Continuous paper loading or feeding problems
The printer does not load continuous paper or does not feed it
properly.
Cause
What to do
Single-sheet feeding is
selected.
Select tractor feeding. For more
information, see “Selecting a Paper
Source” on page 2-2.
Continuous paper is not
loaded properly.
See Chapter 2 for instructions on
loading continuous paper on the
tractor you want to use.
The paper has come off the
tractor.
Reload the paper on the tractor as
described in “Loading continuous
paper with the tractor” on page 2-9.
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Adjusting the Paper Thickness
Lever” on page 2-6.
The paper supply is
obstructed.
Make sure the paper supply is not
obstructed by a cable or some other
object. See “Positioning your
continuous paper supply” on page 2-8.
The holes on the sides of the
paper are misaligned.
Check that the holes on the sides of the
paper are aligned with each other. Also
make sure the sprocket units are
locked and their covers are closed.
The printer does not feed continuous paper back to the standby
position.
Cause
What to do
You did not tear off the
printed pages before pressing
the Load/Eject button.
Tear off the printed pages at the
perforation. Then press the
Load/Eject button to feed the paper
backward to the standby position.
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Printing position problems
Printing starts too high or low on the page.
Cause
What to do
The paper size setting in your
application software or
printer driver does not match
the size of the paper you are
using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The printer’s page length
settings for the tractor do not
match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Check the page length settings for the
tractor using the printer’s defaultsetting mode or the EPSON Remote!
utility. See “About Your Printer’s
Default Settings” on page 4-3 or “Using
the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page
3-19.
The top margin or top-ofform position setting is
incorrect.
Check the top margin or top-of-form
position setting in your application
software. See the printable area
specifications in Appendix C.
Adjust the top-of-form position in
micro adjust mode. Be aware, however,
that settings made in Windows
applications override settings made in
micro adjust mode. See “Adjusting the
loading position” on page 2-28.
The printer you want to use is
not selected in your software.
Choose the correct printer from the
Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
You moved the paper using
the knob while the printer
was on.
Adjust the top-of-form position using
the micro adjust feature. See
“Adjusting the loading position” on
page 2-28.
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the printer.
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The printer prints on or too far away from the perforation of
your continuous paper.
Cause
What to do
The printer you want to use is
not selected in your software.
Choose the correct printer from the
Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
The paper size setting in your
application or printer driver
does not match the size of the
paper you are using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The printer’s page length
settings for the tractor do not
match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Check the page length settings for the
tractor using the printer’s defaultsetting mode or the EPSON Remote!
utility. See “About Your Printer’s
Default Settings” on page 4-3 or “Using
the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page
3-19.
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Printing or printout quality problems
The printer does not print when the computer sends data.
Cause
What to do
The printer is paused.
Press the Pause button.
The interface cable is not
plugged in securely.
Check that both ends of the cable
between the printer and the computer
are plugged in securely. If the cable is
connected correctly, run a self test as
described later in this chapter.
Your interface cable does not
meet the printer and/or
computer specifications.
Use an interface cable that meets the
requirements of both the printer and
computer. See “Optional interface
cards” on page A-19 and your
computer’s documentation.
Your software is not
properly set up for your
printer.
Select your printer from the Windows
desktop or in your application. If
necessary, install or reinstall the
printer driver software as described in
Chapter 1.
The printer makes noise, but nothing prints or printing stops
abruptly
Cause
What to do
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Adjusting the Paper Thickness
Lever” on page 2-6.
The ribbon has too much
slack, the ribbon has come
loose, or the ribbon cartridge
is not installed properly.
Remove any slack in the ribbon by
turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or
reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
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The printout is faint.
Cause
What to do
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Adjusting the Paper Thickness
Lever” on page 2-6.
The ribbon is worn out.
Replace the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
The printout has gaps.
Cause
What to do
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Adjusting the Paper Thickness
Lever” on page 2-6.
Part of the printout is missing, or dots are missing in random
positions.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon has too much
slack, the ribbon has come
loose, or the ribbon cartridge
is not installed properly.
Remove any slack in the ribbon by
turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or
reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
The ribbon is worn out.
Replace the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
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Lines of dots are missing in the printout.
Cause
What to do
The print head is damaged.
Stop printing and contact your dealer
to have the print head replaced.
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parts of the printer must also be checked when the print head is replaced.
All the text is printed on the same line.
Cause
What to do
A line feed command is not
sent to the printer at the end
of each line of text.
Turn on the auto line feed setting
using the printer’s default-setting
mode or the EPSON Remote! utility so
that the printer automatically adds a
line feed code to each carriage return.
See “About Your Printer’s Default
Settings” on page 4-3 or “Using the
EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 3-19.
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The printout has extra blank lines between lines of text.
Cause
What to do
Two line feed commands are
being sent at the end of each
line of text.
Turn off the auto line feed setting
using the printer’s default-setting
mode or the EPSON Remote! utility.
See “About Your Printer’s Default
Settings” on page 4-3 or “Using the
EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 3-19.
The line space setting in your
application software is
incorrect.
Adjust the line space setting in your
application software.
The skip over perforation
setting is on.
Turn off the skip over perforation
setting in the default-setting mode or
the EPSON Remote! utility. See
“About Your Printer’s Default
Settings” on page 4-3 or “Using the
EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 3-19.
The printer prints strange symbols, incorrect fonts, or other
inappropriate characters.
Cause
What to do
Your printer and computer
are not communicating
correctly.
Make sure that you are using the
correct interface cable and that the
communications protocol is correct.
See your computer documentation. If
you installed an optional serial
interface card, also see “Optional
interface cards” on page A-19.
The wrong character table is
selected in your software.
Select the correct character table using
your software, the default-setting
mode, or the EPSON Remote! utility.
The character table setting in your
software overrides settings made in
the default-setting mode or the
EPSON Remote! utility.
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The printer you want to use is
not selected in your software.
Choose the correct printer from the
Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
Your application software is
not configured correctly for
your printer.
Make sure that your application
software is set up correctly for your
printer. See your application
documentation. If necessary, install or
reinstall the printer driver software as
described in Chapter 1.
Software settings override
settings you make using the
default-setting mode,
EPSON Remote!, or the
control panel buttons.
Use your application software to
select the font.
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Vertical printed lines are not aligned.
Cause
What to do
Bidirectional printing, which
is the printer’s standard
printing mode, is out of
alignment.
Use the printer’s bidirectional
adjustment mode to correct this
problem. See “Aligning Vertical Lines
in Your Printout,” later in this chapter.
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Clearing Paper Jams
To clear a paper jam, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. If continuous paper is loaded in the printer, remove it or tear
off the supply at the back of the printer.
4. Turn the knob on the right side of the printer toward you to
eject the paper in the printer. Remove any remaining pieces
of paper.
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Only use the knob to clear paper jams when the printer is off.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer or lose the top-ofform or tear-off position.
5. Close the printer cover.
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The printer pauses and cannot print when the printer cover
is open.
6. Turn on the printer. Make sure the Paper Out and Pause
lights are off.
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Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout
If you notice that the vertical lines in your printout are not
properly aligned, you can use the printer’s bidirectional
adjustment mode to correct this problem.
Note:
❏ To complete the steps below, you need four sheets of A4 or letter size
single-sheet paper or four pages of continuous paper that are at least
279 mm (11 inches) long and 241 mm (9.5 inches) wide.
❏ If you use single sheets without an optional cut-sheet feeder, you
need to load a new sheet of paper each time the printer ejects a printed
sheet onto the paper guide.
Follow these steps to perform the bidirectional adjustment:
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. While holding down the Pause button, turn on the printer.
The printer enters the bidirectional adjustment mode and
then prints instructions and the first set of alignment patterns.
3. As described in the instructions, compare the alignment
patterns and select the pattern with the best alignment.
4. Follow the instructions to print the remaining sets of
alignment patterns and select the pattern with the best
alignment in each set.
5. After you select the best pattern in the final set of alignment
patterns, turn off the printer and exit the bidirectional
adjustment mode. Your selections are saved automatically.
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Printing a Self Test
Running the printer’s self test helps you determine whether the
printer or the computer is causing the problem:
❏ If the self test results are satisfactory, the printer is working
properly and the problem probably results from your printer
driver settings, application settings, computer, or interface
cable. (Be sure to use a shielded interface cable.)
❏ If the self test does not print properly, there is a problem with
the printer. See “Problems and Solutions” for possible causes
and solutions to the problem.
You can print a self test using either single sheets or continuous
paper.
Note:
Self test prints characters on the full width of the printable area. Use
paper that is at least 297 mm (11.6 inches) wide, such as an A3-size sheet.
To perform a self test, follow these steps:
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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2. To run the test using the Draft font, hold down the LF/FF
button while you turn on the printer. To run the test using the
printer’s letter-quality fonts, hold down the Load/Eject
button while you turn on the printer.
After a few seconds, the printer loads the paper automatically
and begins printing a self test. A series of characters is printed.
3. To end the self test, press the Pause button to stop printing.
Then eject or tear off the printed page(s) and turn off the
printer.
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Printing a Hex Dump
If you are an experienced user or a programmer, you can print a
hexadecimal dump to isolate communication problems between
the printer and your software program. In hex dump mode, the
printer prints all data received from the computer as hexadecimal
values.
You can print a hex dump using either single sheets or continuous
paper.
Note:
Use continuous paper that is at least 241 mm (9.5 inches) wide or A4 or
letter size single-sheet paper.
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To print a hex dump, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. To enter hex dump mode, hold down both the LF/FF and
Load/Eject buttons while you turn on the printer.
3. Open a software program and send a print job to the printer.
Your printer prints all the codes it receives in hexadecimal
format.
If codes are printable, they appear in the right column as
ASCII characters. Nonprintable codes, such as control codes,
are represented by dots.
4. To turn off hex dump mode, press the Pause button to stop
printing. Then eject or tear off the printed page(s) and turn off
the printer.
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Appendix A
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Cut-Sheet Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Installing the cut-sheet feeder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Switching between the tractor and the cut-sheet feeder. . . A-13
Loading paper manually from the paper guide . . . . . . . . . A-14
Roll Paper Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Installing the roll paper holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Loading a roll of paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Removing roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Optional interface cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
Installing an interface card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-20
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
Two cut-sheet feeders are available for use with your printer:
High capacity (bin 1)
Second bin (bin 2)
C80687✽
C80679✽
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country. Contact
your local EPSON dealer for the part number in your country.
You can install the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder by itself,
or you can assemble and install a double-bin cut-sheet feeder by
combining the high-capacity and second-bin feeders. When the
double-bin cut-sheet feeder is installed, the high-capacity cutsheet feeder is used as bin 1 and the second-bin feeder is used as
bin 2.
Note:
❏ The second-bin feeder can be used only in combination with the highcapacity feeder.
❏ The second-bin feeder can not be detached from the high-capacity
feeder after you have combined them.
Before you install a cut-sheet feeder, read the manual that comes
with it. The cut-sheet feeder manual provides instructions on how
to combine the two cut-sheet feeders to create the double-bin cutsheet feeder.
You can load up to 150 single sheets of paper, 40 single-sheet
multipart forms, 25 envelopes, or 50 postcards in the highcapacity cut-sheet feeder (bin 1 of the double-bin feeder). You can
load an additional 50 single sheets in the second-bin cut-sheet
feeder (bin 2 of the double-bin feeder). With the double-bin cutsheet feeder, you can load two different types or sizes of paper at
one time.
Note:
For detailed paper specifications, see Appendix C.
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Installing the cut-sheet feeder
The cut-sheet feeder comes with a paper guide for stacking
printed sheets. To install the cut-sheet feeder, you need to attach
both the cut-sheet feeder and the paper guide. Follow the steps
below.
Note:
❏ The second-bin feeder can be used only in combination with the highcapacity feeder.
❏ Install both the high capacity cut-sheet feeder and the double-bin
cut-sheet feeder the same way, as described below. Before you install
the double-bin cut-sheet feeder, assemble it as described in the cutsheet feeder manual.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Close the sprocket covers if they are open, and lock the
sprocket units by pushing down the lock levers if necessary.
Note:
You do not need to remove your continuous paper from the tractor
to use the cut-sheet feeder. For information on switching between
the cut-sheet feeder and continuous paper, see Chapter 2,
“Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets.”
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3. Hold the cut-sheet feeder by placing your hands on both sides
of it. While holding down the buttons on both sides, fit the
notches on each side of the feeder over the mounting posts on
the printer. Lower the cut-sheet feeder until it rests on the
printer.
4. Remove the paper guide from the front of the printer. Then
slide the paper guide for the cut-sheet feeder all the way onto
the mounting pegs.
5. Slide the edge guide all the way to the left.
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6. Fully extend the paper guide extension. (If you do not plan to
stack the printed sheets, you do not need to perform this step.)
7. If you are printing on long paper, pull out the extension flap
located in the center of the paper guide.
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You are now ready to load paper with your cut-sheet feeder as
described in the next section. To remove the cut-sheet feeder, turn
off the printer and reverse the steps above.
Note:
Even if you are not using the cut-sheet feeder, you can use its paper guide
instead of the standard paper guide. See “Loading paper manually from
the paper guide” on page A-14 for more information.
Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder
This section describes how to load paper in the high-capacity and
second-bin cut-sheet feeders.
Note:
❏ Load single-sheet multipart forms, envelopes, and postcards only in
the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder (bin 1 of the double-bin cut-sheet
feeder).
❏ For single-sheet multipart forms, use only the type that are glued at
the top of the forms.
❏ To avoid paper jams, do not allow the printer to stack more than 40
printed sheets on the paper guide at one time.
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Loading paper from the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder
Load paper in the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder (bin 1 of the
double-bin feeder) as follows:
1. Pull both paper set levers forward until the paper guides
retract to allow paper loading.
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2. Release the paper guide lock levers by pulling them forward.
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3. Slide the right paper guide so that its edge is even with the
guide mark on the cut-sheet feeder and push back the lever
to lock the paper guide in place. Next, slide the left paper
guide to roughly match the width of your paper.
guide mark
4. Slide the center support midway between the paper guides.
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5. Fan a stack of paper (up to 150 sheets); then tap the sides and
bottom of the stack on a flat surface to even it up.
6. Insert the paper along the right paper guide and adjust the
position of the left paper guide so that it matches your paper’s
width. Make sure the position of the guide allows the paper
to move up and down freely. Then lock the left guide in place.
Note:
Load paper with the printable side up. If you are using pre-printed
forms, load the forms top-down.
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7. Push back the paper set levers to clamp the paper against the
guide rollers.
8. Before printing, make sure single sheet feeding is selected.
Also adjust the thickness setting to the paper loaded in the
cut-sheet feeder. See “Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever”
on page 2-6 for details.
9. In your printer driver software, select your paper size from
the Paper Size list, and select Sheet Feeder Bin-1 from the
Paper Source list. (If you are printing from a DOS application,
select the bin number using the Tear Off/Bin button (LQ-680)
or the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro) on the control panel.
If you use envelopes or postcards, select Card or Envelope
on the control panel as described in “Using Envelopes” and
“Using Postcards” in Chapter 2.)
The cut-sheet feeder loads paper when you send data to the
printer. You can also load paper by pressing the Load/Eject
button.
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Loading paper from the second-bin cut-sheet feeder
Follow the steps below to load paper in the second bin of the
double-bin cut-sheet feeder.
Note:
You cannot use the second-bin cut-sheet feeder without the high-capacity
cut-sheet feeder, although the illustrations here show only the secondbin feeder.
1. Pull both paper set levers forward, and slide the right paper
guide to the guide mark and the left paper guide all the way
to the left.
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2. Load a fanned stack of paper (up to 50 sheets), aligning the
right edge of the paper with the right paper guide. Be sure to
load the paper with the printable side up. Adjust the left paper
guide and center support to fit the paper, and then push back
the paper set levers to lock the paper in place.
3. Before printing, make sure single sheet feeding is selected.
Also adjust the thickness setting to the paper loaded in the
cut-sheet feeder. See “Selecting a Paper Source” on page 2-2
and “Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever” on page 2-6 for
details.
4. In your printer driver software, select your paper size from
the Paper Size list, and select Sheet Feeder Bin-2 from the
Paper Source list. (If you are printing from a DOS application,
select the bin number using the Tear Off/Bin button (LQ-680)
or the Paper Source button (LQ-680Pro) on the control
panel.)
The cut-sheet feeder loads paper when you send data to the
printer. You can also load paper by pressing the Load/Eject
button.
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Switching between the tractor and the cut-sheet
feeder
You can easily switch between continuous paper loaded from the
tractor and single sheets loaded from the cut-sheet feeder without
removing your continuous paper.
Switching to continuous paper
Follow the steps below to switch to continuous paper loaded from
the tractor.
1. If any single sheets are in the paper path, press the
Load/Eject button to eject them.
2. Select the continuous-paper feeding, as described in Chapter
2, “Selecting a Paper Source.”
3. Make sure the paper guide’s extension flap is returned to its
original position, and push the paper guide extension all the
way in.
Switching to single sheets
To switch back to single sheets loaded from the cut-sheet feeder,
follow these steps:
1. If any continuous paper remains in the printer, press the Tear
Off/Bin button (LQ-680) or the Tear Off/Special Paper
button (LQ-680Pro) to advance the paper to the tear-off
position.
2. Tear off the printed pages.
3. Press the Load/Eject button. The printer feeds the paper
backward to the standby position. The paper is still attached
to the tractor but is no longer in the paper path.
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4. Select single-sheet feeding, as described in Chapter 2,
“Selecting a Paper Source.”
5. Pull out the paper guide extension, and pull out the extension
flap if you are printing on long paper.
Loading paper manually from the paper guide
The cut-sheet feeder’s single-sheet loading feature allows you to
switch to a different type or size of paper without replacing the
paper already in the cut-sheet feeder or removing the feeder.
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure that the single-sheet feeding is selected, as
described in Chapter 2, “Selecting a Paper Source.”
2. Adjust the thickness setting to your paper as described in
Chapter 2, “Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever.”
3. Return the paper guide’s extension flap to its original
position, if necessary, and push the paper guide extension all
the way in.
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4. Slide the edge guide until it is aligned with the guide mark on
the paper guide.
5. Insert a sheet of paper along the edge guide until it meets
resistance. Be sure to load your paper printable side up. After
a few seconds, the printer automatically advances the paper
to the loading position. The printer is ready to accept data
from your computer and print.
After printing a sheet, the printer ejects the printed sheet onto
the paper guide and the Paper Out and Pause lights come
on. If you are printing a multiple-page document, remove the
printed sheet and insert a new sheet into the paper guide. The
printer automatically advances the paper and resumes
printing.
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Roll Paper Holder
The optional roll paper holder (#8310) allows you to use your
printer with 8.5-inch roll paper like that used in telex machines.
Note:
This option is not available in some countries.
Installing the roll paper holder
To install the roll paper holder, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the printer.
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2. Facing the back of the printer, slide both sprocket units all the
way to the right, and slide the edge guide all the way to the
right.
3. Position the roll paper holder beneath the printer as shown
below. Fit the two holes in the roll paper holder base under
the two positioning pegs on the bottom of the printer. Gently
lower the printer so the positioning pegs slide into the holes.
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Take care not to drop the roll paper holder when lifting the
printer. Only the printer’s weight holds it in place.
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Loading a roll of paper
To load a roll of paper on the roll paper holder, follow these steps:
1. Cut the leading edge of the roll paper straight across. Slide
the roll paper holder shaft through the center of the paper roll.
2. Set the shaft and paper roll onto the roll paper holder. Load
the roll so the paper feeds from the top of the roll and the edge
of the roll paper passes under the tension lever.
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3. Turn on the printer and make sure that the single-sheet
feeding is selected as described in Chapter 2, “Selecting a
Paper Source.”
4. Bring the leading edge of the paper up over the paper path
guide and insert it into the printer until you feel resistance.
The printer loads the roll paper automatically.
Removing roll paper
Roll paper cannot be fed backward. To remove roll paper, cut the
paper behind where it feeds into the printer. Press the Load/Eject
button to eject the remaining paper.
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Optional interface cards
You can install an optional interface card to supplement your
printer’s built-in parallel interface and provide added network
compatibility. The EPSON interface cards in the table below are
compatible with your printer. (Not all the interfaces in the table
are available worldwide.)
Model number
Card type
C82305✽ / C82306✽
Serial interface card
C82307✽ / C82308✽
32KB serial interface card
C82312✽
LocalTalk interface card
C82313✽
32KB IEEE-488 interface card
C82314✽
Coax interface card
C82315✽
Twinaxial interface card
C82345✽
IEEE-1284 (Type B bidirectional) parallel
interface card
C82362✽/C82363✽/
C82364✽
Ethernet interface card
C82384✽
EpsonNet 10/100 Base Tx Int. Print Server
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The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country.
When you use Ethernet interface card C82363✽, you need to attach the
optional interface adapter (C82525✽) to the interface card.
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Caution:
If you install the C82305✽/C82306✽ optional serial interface
card, be sure to set the transfer speed to one of the following:
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 bps
If you are unsure whether you need an optional interface or
would like to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
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Installing an interface card
Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Unplug the printer’s
power cord and disconnect the interface cable.
2. Remove the screws securing the shield plate to the back of the
printer and remove the plate.
3. Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the
interface compartment. Firmly push in the card to make sure
the connector at the back of the card is fully inserted into the
printer’s internal socket. Then reinsert the screws and tighten
them.
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Note:
❏ Insert the card bottom face up. The bottom face is the face usually
covered with metal plate.
❏ Store the detached shield plate in a safe place; you will need to
reattach it if you remove the interface card.
To remove the interface card, reverse the steps above.
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Appendix B
Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
B
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Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year. To clean your printer, follow
these steps:
1. Remove any paper loaded in the printer. Make sure the
printer is turned off.
2. Remove the paper guide. If an optional cut-sheet feeder is
installed, remove it.
3. Use a soft brush to carefully brush away all dust and dirt from
the outer case and paper guide.
4. If the outer case or paper guide is still dirty or dusty, clean
them with a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent
dissolved in water. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent
water from getting inside the printer.
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Caution:
❏ Never use alcohols or thinners to clean the printer; these
chemicals can damage the printer components as well as the
case.
❏ Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
electronic components.
❏ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
❏ Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable lubricants can damage the printer mechanism.
Contact your EPSON dealer if you think lubrication is
needed.
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Transporting the Printer
If you need to transport your printer some distance, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials, as
described below.
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Warning:
You need to move the print head by hand to remove the ribbon
cartridge. If you have just used the printer, the print head may
be hot; let it cool for a few minutes before touching it.
1. Remove any paper loaded in the printer.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off.
3. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
4. Remove the paper guide. If any options are installed, remove
them and pack them in their original boxes.
5. Open the printer cover.
6. Make sure that the print head is not hot. Then remove the
ribbon cartridge as described in Chapter 1, “Installing or
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge.”
7. Repack the printer, ribbon cartridge, paper guide, and power
cord in the original packing materials and place them in the
printer’s original box.
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Appendix C
Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-11
Safety approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
CE marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
Command Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
EPSON ESC/P2 control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
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Printer Specifications
Mechanical
Printing method:
24-pin impact dot matrix
Printing speed:
High-speed draft
Draft
Draft condensed
LQ
LQ condensed
413 cps at 10 cpi
310 cps at 10 cpi
372 cps at 12 cpi
465 cps at 15 cpi
264 cps at 17 cpi
310 cps at 20 cpi
103 cps at 10 cpi
124 cps at 12 cpi
155 cps at 15 cpi
175 cps at 17 cpi
206 cps at 20 cpi
Printing direction:
Bidirectional logic seeking for text and
graphics printing. Unidirectional text or
graphics printing can be selected using
software commands.
Line spacing:
1/6-inch or programmable in 1/360-inch
increments
Printable columns:
106 columns (at 10 cpi)
Resolution:
360 × 180 dpi maximum
Paper feed methods: Friction (front paper entry)
Push tractor (rear paper entry)
Cut-sheet feeders (optional)
Roll paper holder (optional)
Paper feed speed:
Continuous
Intermittent
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Specifications
127 mm/second
(5 inches/second)
64 msec/line at 1/6-inch
line spacing
Paper capacity:
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High-capacity cut-sheet feeder
up to 150 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
up to 25 plain or bond envelopes
up to 30 airmail envelopes
up to 50 postcards
Note:
The total thickness of the paper stack can be up
to 15 mm (0.59 inch).
Single-bin cut-sheet feeder
up to 50 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
Note:
The total thickness of the paper stack can be up
to 5 mm (0.20 inch).
Reliability:
Total print volume
Print head life
20 million lines
(except print head)
MTBF 10,000 POH
(25% duty)
400 million strokes
per wire
Acoustic noise:
Approx. 55 dB (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
Dimensions and
weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
Ribbon:
Black ribbon cartridge (S015016)
Ribbon life
2 million characters
(LQ, 10 cpi, 48 dots/
character)
230 mm (9 inches)
497 mm (19.6 inches)
387 mm (15.2 inches)
LQ-680
approx. 9.0 kg (19.8 lb)
LQ-680Pro
approx. 9.4 kg (20.7 lb)
Specifications
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Electronic
Interfaces:
One standard bidirectional 8-bit parallel
interface with IEEE 1284 nibble mode
support and one optional interface slot
Buffer:
64KB
Built-in fonts:
Bitmap fonts
EPSON Draft
EPSON Roman
EPSON Sans Serif
EPSON Courier
EPSON Prestige
EPSON Script
EPSON OCR-B
EPSON Orator
EPSON Orator-S
EPSON Script C
10, 12, 15 cpi
10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
10, 12, 15 cpi
10, 12 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
proportional
Scalable fonts
EPSON Roman
10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
EPSON Sans Serif 10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
EPSON Roman T
10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
EPSON Sans Serif H 10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
Barcode fonts
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPCA, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
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One Italic and 12 graphical character tables:
Italic table,
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe),
PC 850 (Multilingual),
PC 860 (Portuguese),
PC 861 (Icelandic), PC 865 (Nordic),
PC 863 (French-Canadian),
BRASCII, Abicomp, ISO Latin 1,
Roman 8, PC 858, ISO 8859-15
Following 23 graphical character tables are
also available in some countries:
PC 437 Greek,
PC 852 (Eastern Europe),
PC 853 (Turkish), PC 855 (Cyrillic),
PC 857 (Turkish), PC 866 (Russian),
PC 864 (Arabic), PC 869 (Greek),
MAZOWIA (Poland),
Code MJK (CSFR),
ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek),
ISO Latin 1T (Turkish),
Bulgaria (Bulgarian),
PC 774 (LST 1283: 1993),
Estonia (Estonian),
PC 771 (Lithuanian), ISO 8859-2,
PC 866 LAT. (Latvian),
PC 866 UKR (Ukranian),
PC APTEC (Arabic), PC 708 (Arabic),
PC 720 (Arabic), PC AR 864 (Arabic)
Character sets:
14 international character sets and one
legal character set:
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark I,
Sweden, Italy, Spain I
Japan, Norway, Denmark II, Spain II,
Latin America, Korea, Legal
Latter 7 sets can be selected only with the
ESC R command.
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Electrical
Input voltage range
120 V Model
220 to 240 V Model
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A (maximum
2.5 A depending on
the character type)
0.5 A (maximum
1.4 A depending on
the character type)
Power consumption
Approx. 42 W (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern)
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
(without condensation)
Operation
5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F)
10 to 80% RH
Storage
–30 to 60 °C (–22 to 140 °F)
0 to 85% RH
Paper
Note:
❏ Use recycled paper, postcards, envelopes, and labels only under
normal temperature and humidity conditions, as follows:
Temperature
Humidity
15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F)
30 to 60% RH
❏ Do not load paper that has been folded or is damaged, wrinkled, or
curled.
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Ordinary single sheets: front and cut-sheet feeder entry
Width
Front:
90 to 304.8 mm (3.5 to 12 inches)
Cut-sheet feeders:
100 to 297 mm (3.9 to 11.6 inches)
Length
Front:
70 to 420 mm (2.8 to 16.5 inches)
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder:
70 to 420 mm (2.8 to 16.5 inches)
Second-bin cut-sheet feeder:
210 to 420 mm (8.2 to 16.5 inches)
Thickness
Front:
0.065 to 0.19 mm
(0.0025 to 0.0074 inch)
Cut-sheet feeders:
0.065 to 0.12 mm
(0.0025 to 0.0047 inch)
Weight
Front:
52 to 157 g/m² (14 to 42 lb)
Cut-sheet feeders:
52 to 91 g/m² (14 to 24 lb)
Single-sheet multipart forms: front and high-capacity cut-sheet
feeder entry
Width
Front:
90 to 304.8 mm (3.5 to 12 inches)
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder:
100 to 297 mm (3.9 to 11.7 inches)
Length
Front, top glue:
70 to 420 mm (2.8 to 16.5 inches)
Front, side glue:
70 to 297 mm (2.8 to 11.7 inches)
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder:
70 to 420 mm (2.8 to 16.5 inches)
Copies
1 original + up to 5 copies
Specifications
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Thickness
0.12 to 0.46 mm (0.0047 to 0.018 inch)
Weight
40 to 58 g/m² (10 to 15 lb)
Binding
Front:
Line glue at the top or a side of
form
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder:
Line glue at the top of form
Envelopes: front and high-capacity cut-sheet feeder entry
Size
No. 6: 165 × 92 mm (6.5 × 3.6 inches)
No. 10: 241 × 105 mm (9.5 × 4.1 inches)
Thickness
0.16 to 0.52 mm (0.0063 to 0.0205 inch)
Weight
45 to 90 g/m² (12 to 24 lb)
Postcards: front and high-capacity cut-sheet feeder entry
Width
100 to 200 mm (3.9 to 7.8 inches)
Length
100 to 200 mm (3.9 to 7.8 inches)
Thickness
0.22 mm (0.0087 inch)
Weight
192 g/m² (51 lb)
Roll paper: rear entry with optional roll paper holder
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Width
216 ± 3 mm (8.5 ± 0.12 inches)
Thickness
0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0035 inch)
Weight
52 to 82 g/m² (14 to 22 lb)
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Continuous paper (standard and multipart): rear entry
Width
101.6 to 304.8 mm (4 to 12 inches)
Length (one page)
76.2 to 558.8 mm (3 to 22 inches)
Copies
1 original + up to 5 copies
Thickness
Printable area 0.065 to 0.46 mm
(0.0025 to 0.018 inch)
Gathering area up to 0.9 mm
(0.035 inch)
Weight
(not multipart)
52 to 128 g/m² (14 to 34 lb)
Weight
40 to 58 g/m² (10 to 15 lb)
(one sheet of multipart)
Binding
Point glue or/and paper staples on
both sides
Note:
❏ The ratio of the cut/uncut length at the perforation should be
between 3:1 and 5:1.
❏ The thickness of the perforation part when extended should be 2 mm
or less.
❏ The perforation between pages should not extend all the way to the
edges of the paper. Uncut length on the edges should be 1 mm or
more.
❏ When the horizontal and vertical perforation cuts crossing, do not
print in between 3 mm above and below the horizontal perforation
and in between 28 mm left and right the vertical perforation.
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Continuous paper with overlapping multipart forms
(LQ-680Pro only): rear entry
Width and length of the Same as standard continuous paper
backing sheet
Copies
1 original + up to 5 copies
Thickness
Printable area
0.065 to 0.46 mm
(0.0025 to 0.018 inch)
overlapping areaup to 0.70 mm
(0.028 inch)
other measurements
See below
Labels: rear entry
Label size
23.8 × 63.5 mm (15/16 × 2.5 inches)
minimum
2.5 mm (0.1 inch) corner radius,
minimum
Backing sheet width
101.6 to 304.8 mm (4 to 12 inches)
Backing sheet length
(one page)
76.2 to 558.8 mm (3 to 22 inches)
Backing sheet thickness 0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0035 inch)
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Total thickness
0.16 to 0.19 mm (0.0063 to 0.0075 inch)
Label weight
64 g/m² (17 lb)
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Single sheets, envelopes, postcards, and roll paper:
A
B
A
B
printable area
printable area
C
B
C
A
The minimum top margin is 0 mm (0 inch). For envelopes
and postcards loaded from cut-sheet feeder, it is 4.2 mm
(0.17 inch).
B
The minimum left and right margins are 3.0 mm (0.12 inch)
each.
The maximum printable width is 269.2 mm (10.6 inches).
For single sheets wider than 275.2 mm (10.8 inches), the side
margins increase proportionally to match the width of the
paper.
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The minimum bottom margin is 0 mm (0 inch).
Specifications
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A
Printable
area
B
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B
A
The minimum top and bottom margins above and below the
perforation are 4.2 mm (0.17 inch) each.
B
The minimum left and right margins are 13 mm (0.51 inch)
each.
The maximum printable width is 269.2 mm (10.6 inches).
For continuous paper wider than 295.2 mm (11.6 inches), the
side margins increase proportionally to match the width of
the paper.
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B
B
Printable
area
C
A
A
The minimum top margin from the perforation down to the
printable area is 21.2 mm (0.83 inch).
B
The minimum left and right margins are 19 mm (0.75 inch)
each.
The maximum printable width is 266.8 mm (10.5 inches).
C
The minimum bottom margin from the printable area down
to the perforation is 4.2 mm (0.17 inch) each.
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120 V model:
Safety standards
UL1950
CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMI
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
230 V model:
Safety standards
EN 60950
EMI
EN 55022 (CISPR pub. 22) class B
AS/NZS 3548 class B
CE marking
230 V model:
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
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EN 60950
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
EN 55024
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Command Lists
Your printer supports the following EPSON ESC/P2 control
codes and IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes:
EPSON ESC/P2 control codes
Selecting an EPSON ESC/P2 printer in your software allows you
to use advanced fonts and graphics.
General operation:
ESC @, ESC U, ESC EM
Paper feeding:
FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC +, CR
Page format:
ESC (C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC (c, ESC N, ESC O
Print position motion:
ESC $, ESC \, ESC (V, ESC (v, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
Font selection:
ESC k, ESC x, ESC y, ESC X, ESC P, ESC M, ESC g, ESC p,
ESC 4, ESC 5, ESC E, ESC F, ESC !
Font enhancement:
ESC W, DC4, SO, DC2, SI, ESC w, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T,
ESC S, ESC -, ESC (-, ESC q
Spacing:
ESC Space, ESC c, ESC (U
Character handling:
ESC t, ESC (t, ESC R, ESC %, ESC &, ESC :, ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC (^
Bit image:
ESC *
Bar code:
ESC (B
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IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes
This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter using the commands
below. For detailed information, see the IBM 2390 Plus reference
manual.
General operation:
NUL, DC3, ESC j, BEL, CAN, DC1, ESC Q, ESC [ K, ESC U,
ESC [ F
Paper feeding:
FF, LF, ESC 5, ESC A, ESC A (AGM*), ESC 0, ESC 1, ESC 2,
ESC 3, ESC 3 (AGM*), CR, ESC ]
Page format:
ESC C, ESC C0, ESC X, ESC N, ESC O, ESC 4
Print position motion:
ESC d, ESC R, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J, ESC J (AGM*)
Font selection:
DC2, ESC P, ESC :, ESC E, ESC F, ESC I, ESC [d, ESC [I
Font enhancement:
DC4, SO, ESC SO, ESC W, ESC [ @, SI, ESC SI, ESC G, ESC H,
ESC T, ESC S, ESC -, ESC _, ESC [Spacing:
BS, SP, ESC [ \
Character handling:
ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC [ T, ESC ^, ESC \
Bit image:
ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC [g, ESC * (AGM*)
* Alternate Graphic Mode
Barcode:
ESC [f, ESC [p
Download:
Download command is not provided.
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Appendix D
Customer Support Information
Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2
For Users in North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
For Users in the United Kingdom and the
Republic of Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-4
For Users in Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
For Users in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
For Users in Malaysia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8
For Users in Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8
For Users in Hong Kong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-9
For Users in the Philippines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-10
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Contacting Customer Support
If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your
product documentation, contact customer support services for
assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below,
contact the dealer where you purchased your product.
Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if
you give them the following information.
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product
software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you
normally use with your product
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For Users in North America
If you purchased your printer in the United States or Canada,
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the
electronic support services and automated telephone services
listed in the following table:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON
Support at http://support.epson.com. At this
site, you can download drivers and other files,
look at documentation such as product
brochures and user manuals, and access
troubleshooting information.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your
Web browser (or other software for FTP
downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with
the user name anonymous and your e-mail
address as the password.
EPSON E-MAIL
Technical Support
To receive technical advice through e-mail,
go to http://support.epson.com and
complete the form under the troubleshooting
tab, as requested.
Automated
Telephone Services
A variety of automated help services are
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To use these services, you must have a touch
tone telephone and call (800) 922-8911.
To speak directly to a technical support representative, dial:
(562) 276-4322 (U.S.), or (905) 709-2170 (Canada), 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Toll or long distance
charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
❏ Product name
❏ Product serial number (located on the back of the printer)
❏ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of
purchase
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❏ Computer configuration
❏ Description of the problem
Note:
For help using any other software on your system, see the documentation
for that software for technical support information.
You can purchase ink cartridges, ribbon cartridges, paper,
manuals, and accessories from EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or visit
our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
For Users in the United Kingdom and the
Republic of Ireland
If you purchased your product in the UK or the Republic of
Ireland, EPSON (UK) LTD provides a range of customer services
and technical support.
Support Via the World Wide Web
❏ For information on the latest EPSON products, software
drivers, online user guides, and answers to frequently asked
questions:
http://www.epson.co.uk
❏ To e-mail EPSON Technical Support:
http://www.epson.co.uk/support/email/
❏ For a full list of EPSON Customer and Warranty Support
services:
http://www.epson.co.uk/support/
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Our Customer and Warranty Support teams can be contacted by
calling 0870 163 7766 in the UK or 0044 0870 163 7766 from the
Republic of Ireland. They can provide the following services:
❏ Technical information on installing, configuring, and
operating your EPSON products
❏ Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within
the warranty period
Pre-Sales Enquiry Desk
Our Enquiry Desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546
in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by faxing
01442 227271 in the UK or 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of
Ireland, and via e-mail at info@epson.co.uk. They can provide the
following information:
❏ Pre-sales information and literature on new EPSON products
(also available via our world wide web site at
http://www.epson.co.uk)
❏ Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables,
accessories, and options
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EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
customer service. In addition to your product documentation, we
provide the following sources for obtaining information:
Your Dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve
problems. The dealer should always be the first call for advise on
problems, they can often solve problems quickly and easily as
well as give advise on the next step to take.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the EPSON Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth
taking your modem here for the occasional surf! The site provides
a download area for drivers, EPSON contact points, new product
information and technical support (e-mail).
EPSON Faxback service
EPSON Faxback service will fax you the latest specifications for
most EPSON products offered in Australia. Phone (02) 9903 9075
and the system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our
clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid
you in installing, configuring and operating your EPSON
product. Our Pre-sales Helpdesk staff can provide literature on
new EPSON products and advise where the nearest dealer or
service agent is located. Many types of queries are answered here.
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The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
1300 361 054
Fax:
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand
when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we
can help solve the problem. This information includes your
EPSON product documentation, type of computer, operating
system, application programs, and any information you feel is
required.
For Users in India
Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (www.epson.co.in)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Products Enquiry, and
Technical Query are available.
Epson India Bangalore Head Office:
Phone:
080 5095465
Fax:
080 5095474
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Contacts for information, support, and services are:
World Wide Web (www.epson.com.my)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and Email Enquiries are
available.
Epson Trading Shah Alam Head Office
Phone:
03 5191366
Fax:
03 5191281
For Users in Singapore
Sources of information, support, and services available from
Epson Singapore are:
World Wide Web (www.epson.com.sg)
Information on product specifications, drivers for download,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, and
Technical Support via e-mail are available.
Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (065) 5863111)
Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the
phone:
❏ Sales enquiries and product information
❏ Product usage questions or problem
❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty
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For Users in Hong Kong
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services,
users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both
Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the
following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of EPSON product drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to
obtain product information and the latest versions of product
drivers. You can log on to the following number for the BBS
service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone
and fax numbers:
Phone:
(852) 2585-4399
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
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To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services,
users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines
Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below:
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Phone:
(632) 813-6552
Fax:
(632) 813-6545
BBS:
(632) 814-0595
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Glossary
auto line feed
When this option is turned on in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote!
utility, each carriage return (CR) code is automatically followed by a line feed
(LF) code.
bidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head prints in both directions (bidirectionally), from
left to right and then right to left. This increases the print speed but may reduce
precise vertical alignment. See also unidirectional printing.
character table
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols that provides you with the set of
characters used in a particular language.
characters per inch (cpi)
The number of characters that can fit in one inch of a text line, determined by the
size of the characters. See also pitch.
continuous paper
Paper that has sprocket-feed holes on both long edges, is perforated between
pages, and is supplied in a folded stack. Also called fanfold paper.
control codes
Special codes used to control printer functions, such as a carriage return or line
feed, instead of printing characters.
cpi
See characters per inch (cpi).
cut-sheet feeder
An device that automatically feeds single sheets of paper into the printer.
default
Value settings or settings that take effect when a device (such as a printer) is
turned on, reset, or initialized.
dithering
A halftoning method in which dots are printed in a predetermined pattern to
simulate a shade or tone. Dithering works best for images with solid colors, such
as charts and graphs. See also halftoning.
dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a pattern
(matrix) of individual dots.
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draft
The print mode used by your printer when you select Draft as the font. The Draft
font uses fewer dots per character for faster printing. See also letter quality.
driver
See printer driver.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Printers, the system of commands
your computer uses to control your printer. It is standard for all EPSON printers
and supported by most application software for personal computers.
ESC/P2
The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language.
fanfold paper
See continuous paper.
font
A style of type designated by a name such as Roman or Sans Serif.
form feed (FF)
A control panel button and control code that advances the paper to the next topof-form position.
halftoning
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image. Halftoning makes it
possible to produce varying shades of gray using only black dots, or a nearly
infinite array of colors using only a few colors of dots. See also dithering.
hex dump
A troubleshooting feature that helps identify the cause of communication
problems between the printer and the computer. When the printer is in hex dump
mode, it prints each code that it receives in hexadecimal notation as well as in
ASCII codes that stand for characters. Also called data dump.
interface
The connection (via a cable) between the computer and the printer through which
print data is transmitted to the printer.
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page
that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets. See also
portrait.
letter quality (LQ)
The print mode used by your printer, printing with letter-quality fonts provides
better readability and appearance at a reduced print speed. See also draft.
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line feed (LF)
A control panel button and control code that advances the paper one line space.
micro adjust
A printer feature that allows you to precisely adjust the tear-off and top-of-form
positions.
pitch
The horizontal size of the font, which is measured in the number of character per
inch (cpi). The standard is 10 cpi. See also characters per inch (cpi).
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to landscape, in which
printing is sideways on the page). This is the standard orientation for printing
letters or documents. See also landscape.
printer driver
A software program that sends commands for using the functions of a particular
printer.
resolution
A measure of the amount of detail that can be represented. Resolution of printed
images is measured by using the number of dots per inch (dpi).
self test
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you run the self test,
an internally stored self-pattern is printed.
standby position
The position of your continuous paper when it is attached to the tractor but not
loaded in the printer.
tear-off position
The position of your continuous paper where you can tear off your printed pages
at the printer’s tear-off edge. Using the micro adjust feature, you can adjust the
tear-off position so that the paper’s perforation is aligned with the tear-off edge.
top-of-form position
The position on the paper that the printer recognizes as the first printable line.
This is the default top margin position. Using the micro adjust feature, you can
adjust the top-of-form position.
unidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head prints in one direction only. Unidirectional
printing is useful for printing graphics because it provides precise vertical
alignment. You can select unidirectional printing using the printer’s defaultsetting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. See also bidirectional printing.
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Index
Numerics
C
0 slash, 4-6
Cards. See Interface cards or Postcards
Character table
list, C-5
setting, 4-8
Condensed, selecting, 4-2
Continuous paper
loading, 2-9 to 2-14
problems, 5-8
removing, 2-17
switching to and from, 2-26 to 2-28,
A-13 to A-14
Control panel, 2-2 to 2-32, 4-2 to 4-10,
5-2, A-10 to A-18
overview, inside front cover
Customer support, D-2 to D-10
Cut-sheet feeders, A-2 to A-15
installing, A-3 to A-6
loading paper from, A-6 to A-12
switching between continuous
paper and, A-13 to A-14
A
A.G.M. (Alternate Graphic Mode), 4-8
Adjusting
loading position, 2-28 to 2-30
paper thickness, 2-6 to 2-7
printing position, 2-32
tear-off position, 2-31 to 2-32
Aligning vertical lines, 5-17
Auto CR (carriage return), 4-8
Auto I/F (interface) wait time, 4-7
Auto line feed, 4-5
Auto position. See Paper thickness
lever
Auto tear-off, 2-16 to 2-17, 4-5
B
Bidirectional (Bi-d) printing. See Print
direction
Bidirectional adjustment mode. See
Aligning vertical lines
Bit rate, A-19
Built-in font
list, C-4
selecting, 4-2, 4-8
Button
Paper Source, 2-2, 2-5, 2-9, 2-21, 227, 2-28, A-10, A-12
Tear Off/Bin, 2-15, 2-20, 2-25, 2-27,
A-10, A-12, A-13
Tear Off/Special Paper, 2-15, 2-19,
2-20, 2-24, 2-25, 2-27, A-13
Buzzer (beeper) setting, 4-9
D
Default settings
changing, 4-9 to 4-10
option list, 4-3 to 4-4
Driver. See Printer driver
E
Edge guide, 2-22
Electrical, C-6
Emulation. See IBM 2390 Plus
emulation
ENERGY STAR compliance, 4
Envelopes, 2-24 to 2-25
EPSON Remote! utility, 1-12, 3-2, 3-19
EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility, 1-12,
3-2, 3-20 to 3-22
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Error indication, 5-2 to 5-3
ESC/P 2, C-15
F
Font (default setting), 4-8
Font. See built-in font
H
Hex dump, 5-19 to 5-20
High speed draft (default setting), 4-6
I
I/F (interface) mode, 4-7
IBM 2390 Plus emulation, C-16
Installing
cut-sheet feeders, A-3 to A-6
interface cards, A-20 to A-21
ribbon cartridge, 1-8 to 1-11
Interface cards, A-19 to A-21
International character set for Italic
table, 4-8
International character sets, C-5
L
Labels, 2-19 to 2-20
Lever
paper release, 2-4
paper thickness, 2-6 to 2-7
M
Manual feed wait time, 4-9
Micro Adjust
loading position, 2-28 to 2-30
printing position, 2-32
tear-off position, 2-31 to 2-32
Multipart forms
continuous, 2-17 to 2-18
single-sheet, 2-23 to 2-24
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Options
cut-sheet feeders, A-2 to A-15
interface cards, A-19 to A-21
roll-paper holder, A-15 to A-18
Overlapping forms (default setting), 49
Overlapping multipart forms, 218 to 2-19
P
Packet mode, 4-7
Page length for tractor, 4-5
Paper, 2-28
Paper capacity, C-3
Paper jam, clearing, 5-16
Paper release lever, 2-4
Paper source, selecting, 2-2 to 2-5
Paper Source button, 2-2, 2-5, 2-9, 2-21,
2-27, 2-28, A-10, A-12
Paper specifications, C-6 to C-10
Paper thickness lever, 2-6 to 2-7
Parallel I/F (interface) bidirectional
mode, 4-7
Pitch. See Condensed
Plugging in the printer, 1-5 to 1-6
Postcards, 2-25 to 2-26
Printable area, C-11 to C-13
Print direction, 4-6
Printer driver
accessing
from Windows 2000 or NT
4.0, 3-9 to 3-12
from Windows 3.1, 3-6 to 3-8
from Windows 98 or 95, 33 to 3-5
from Windows NT 3.5x, 313 to 3-16
installing
for DOS, 1-16
for Windows 2000 or NT 4.0,
1-13 to 1-14
for Windows 3.1, 1-14 to 1-15
for Windows 98 or 95, 113 to 1-14
for Windows NT 3.5x, 114 to 1-15
settings, 3-17 to 3-18
Printer software, installing, 1-12 to 116
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international character sets, C-5
mechanical, C-2 to C-3
paper, C-6 to C-10
paper capacity, C-3
printable area, C-11 to C-13
safety approvals, C-14
Status Monitor 3 utility. See EPSON
Status Monitor 3 utility
Switching between continuous paper
and single sheets, 2-26 to 2-28, A13 to A-14
T
R
Remote! utility. See EPSON Remote!
utility
Removing
continuous paper, 2-17
labels, 2-20
roll paper, A-18
Ribbon cartridge, installing or
replacing, 1-8 to 1-11
Roll-paper holder, A-15 to A-18
S
Safety instructions, 2 to 3
Self test, 5-18 to 5-19
Single sheets
problems, 5-6 to 5-7
using, 2-20 to 2-23
Skip over perforation, 4-5
Software
default setting, 4-6
installing, 1-12 to 1-16
Specifications
built-in font, C-4
CE marking, C-14
character tables, C-5
command lists
ESC/P 2, C-15
IBM 2390 Plus emulation, C16
environmental, C-6
Tear Off/Bin button, 2-15, 2-20, 2-25, 227, A-10, A-12, A-13
Tear Off/Special Paper button, 2-15, 219, 2-20, 2-24, 2-25, 2-27, A-13
Tear-off function, 2-14 to 2-17
Thickness. See Paper thickness lever
Troubleshooting
continuous paper loading or
feeding problems, 5-8
power supply problems, 5-5
printing or printout quality
problems, 5-11 to 5-15
printing position problems, 5-9
single-sheet paper loading or
feeding problems, 5-6 to 5-7
U
Unidirectional (Uni-d) printing. See
Print direction
IN-3
L
R4C4590
Rev. D
A5 size
3/30/01
USERS.IX
Pass 0
IN-4
Proof Sign-off:
Takahashi, Kono _______
Takahashi
_______
Hoadley, Courtier _______
R
R4C4590
Rev. D
Proof Sign-off:
Takahashi, Kono _______
Takahashi
_______
Hoadley, Courtier _______
A5 size
3/30/01
PARTS.FM
Pass 1
Printer Parts
control panel
printer cover
ribbon cartridge
print head
edge guide
knob
paper guide
paper release lever
(LQ-680 only)
paper thickness lever
power switch
paper support
sprocket units
parallel interface
EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
P.O. Box 2842
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Phone: (+44) 01442 261144
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
Zülpicher Straße 6,
68 bis, rue Marjolin
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (0211) 56030
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Fax: (0211) 5047787
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET, CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Fax: 2-9903-9177
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
TRADING LTD.
China Resources Bldg.,
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 2585-4300
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: 2827-7083
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
Av. de Roma, 18-26
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
MI, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 2-262331
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 2-2440750
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
(Hirooka Office)
R. do Progresso, 471, 1° Perafita
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
399-0785 Japan
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
1999 September
24-Pin Dot
Matrix Printer
24-Pin Dot
Matrix Printer
User's Guide
User's Guide
Printed in Japan
00.XX-XX
User's Guide
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