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FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR AMERICAN 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 and
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 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 that 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 digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le
brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des Communications du Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
Changing Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LJ4 Plus or GL2 (PCL5e) Mode Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use Your Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy-saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1 Handling Paper
Choosing Paper or Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Feeding Envelopes or Paper by Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Two-sided Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Custom-size Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper in a Lower Paper Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
1-4
1-6
1-7
1-8
1-10
Chapter 2 Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers
Accessing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows 95 Printer Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows 3.1 or Windows NT Control Panel . . . . . . . .
Using the EPL-N2000 Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Driver Settings Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Groups of Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-3
2-3
2-4
2-4
2-5
2-7
2-13
Chapter 3 Using the Control Panel
Reading the Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Using the Control Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
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Using OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
OneTouch Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Using SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Changing SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
SelecType Menu Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Tray Size Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Config Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Parallel B and Parallel C Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Serial Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
LT and AUX Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
LJ4 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
GL2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
PS Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
ESCP2 and FX Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
1239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Chapter 4 Installing Options
Available Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Installing Optional Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Installing a LocalTalk/Serial Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Installing an Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Using a Serial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Installing Lower Paper Cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Installing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Removing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Installing the EPSONScript Module or Memory Modules . . . . . . 4-21
Removing an EPSONScript Module/Memory Modules . . . . 4-25
Chapter 5 Maintenance
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the RITech Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-5
5-8
5-11
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Control Panel Display Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Feeding Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fixing Paper Jams in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray . . . . . . .
Fixing Paper Jams in a Lower Paper Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
6-2
6-9
6-10
6-11
6-13
6-14
6-17
Appendix A Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel B Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel C Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using ECP Mode in Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Cassette (C812691) . . . . . . . . .
250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Tray (C812701) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette—Letter (C812651) . . . . . . . . . . .
500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray—Letter (C812661) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette—A4 (C812641) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray—A4 (C812671) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit (C812681) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Imaging Cartridge (S051035) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Interface Connector Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-2
A-3
A-3
A-4
A-4
A-5
A-5
A-6
A-7
A-8
A-9
A-11
A-12
A-12
A-12
A-13
A-13
A-14
A-14
A-15
Index
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Introduction
Your EPSON® EPL-N2000 is a 600-dpi laser printer that uses
EPSON's latest quality-enhancement (MicroGray™ and
Resolution Improvement Technology) to print crisp, clean
output at up to 20 pages per minute. It emulates the HewlettPackard®LaserJet™printer, allowing you to print using the wide
variety of software programs that support HP LaserJet printers.
Your printer comes with a standard Ethernet interface card and
built-in software that allows multiple network users to connect
to the printer and control print operations remotely, eliminating
the need for a separate print server. Because the Ethernet card
supports multiple protocols and automatically detects the
protocols on your network, you can print to the EPL-N2000 from
DOS, Microsoft® Windows®, Apple®Macintosh®, UNIX, and
IBM® OS/2® applications.
You can change your printer’s emulation mode from the
standard LJ4 (PCL5e) to four other modes to give you maximum
flexibility. In addition, if you’ve installed the optional
EPSONScript® Level 2 module, you can print any document
formatted for PostScript,® including professional graphics
formats and special effects.
The two built-in parallel B and C interfaces let you connect the
printer to an ECP port on your computer for even faster printing
under Microsoft Windows 95.®
You can also install a variety of optional equipment to enhance
your printer’s operation, such as extra paper cassettes,
additional memory, LocalTalk,® coax, twinax, and serial
interfaces, and a duplex unit that enables you to print on both
sides of the page.
Introduction 1
Changing Printer Settings
The EPL-N2000 offers five ways to configure printer settings:
❏ EPL-N2000 printer driver—Software that runs your printer
and provides the standard way to change printer settings if
you are running a Windows application. You can access the
printer driver through an application’s Print command or by
choosing your printer in the Printer’s folder or program
group.
❏ OneTouch modes—Control panel shortcuts that let you
change several settings quickly, providing the fastest way to
configure basic printer settings.
❏ SelecType® modes—Control panel functions that allow you
to make even more settings than you can make using the
printer driver or application software.
❏ Remote Control Panel utility—Utility that allows DOS users
to make SelecType settings remotely.
❏ EPSON Status Monitor utility—Utility which allows the
network administrator to monitor printer status and change
certain printer settings on a networked printer. See the
Network Administrator’s Guide for more information.
You can also change printer settings in your software
application. Settings made using application software override
settings made by other means.
Settings made using the printer driver or Remote Control Panel
utility override settings made using SelecType or OneTouch
modes.
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LJ4 Plus or GL2 (PCL5e) Mode Fonts
The EPL-N2000 includes a number of resident fonts that you can
use in the LJ4 Plus or GL2 (PCL5e) emulations, as listed below.
When you select these fonts in your application, choose the font
name listed in the “HP equivalent name” column.
PCL5e Fonts
Resident font name
Scalable styles
HP equivalent
name
Dutch™ 801 SWC
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
CG Times®
Zapf Humanist 601
SWC
Demi, Bold, Demi Italic,
Bold Italic
CG Omega®
Ribbon 131 SWC
—
Coronet™
Clarendon
Condensed SWC
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Clarendon
Condensed
Swiss™ 742 SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic,
Condensed, Bold Condensed,
Condensed Italic, Bold
Condensed Italic
Univers®
Incised 901 SWC
Medium, Black, Italic
Antique Olive™
Original Garamond
SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Garamond
Andrey Two SWC
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Marigold
Flareserif 821 SWC
Medium, Extra Bold
Albertus™
Swiss 721 SWM
Roman, Bold, Oblique,
Bold Oblique
Arial®
Dutch 801 SWM
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Times New
Symbol Set SWA
—
Symbol
More Wingbats SWM
—
Wingdings
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Courier
Letter Gothic SWC
Roman, Bold, Italic
Letter Gothic
Line Printer
—
Line Printer
For information about the resident fonts available for other
emulation modes, see the Technical Information manual.
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How to Use Your Manuals
For instructions on setting up your printer, connecting it to your
computer, and installing your printer software, see the Quick
Setup card. This User's Guide contains the information you need
to use your printer and control it with the Windows printer
driver or the printer's control panel.
If you need information on how to configure the EPL-N2000 for
network use, see the Network Administrator’s Guide. For advanced
features (for example, using the Remote Control Panel utility, or
the Font or Overlay Manager) you’ll find additional information
in the Technical Information manual.
Chapter 1, “Handling Paper”, tells you how to select the right
paper or other media, load it in your printer, and handle special
print jobs.
Chapter 2, “Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers,”
explains how to access the printer driver and gives guidelines
for selecting printer driver settings.
Chapter 3, “Using the Control Panel,” explains how to use the
printer's control panel to manage printer operations.
Chapter 4, “Installing Options,” tells you about the options
available for your printer, such as additional interfaces and
paper cassettes, and how to install them.
Chapter 5, “Maintenance,” gives instructions for replacing the
imaging cartridge and for cleaning and transporting the printer.
Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,” contains guidelines for solving
any print quality or printer operation problems you may have.
Appendix A, “Specifications,” provides technical details on the
EPL-N2000 printer.
An Index is included at the end of the book.
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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
You'll find this information throughout your manual set:
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Warnings must be followed carefully 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.
Where to Get Help
EPSON provides customer support and service through a
network of authorized EPSON Customer Care Centers. Dial
(800) 922-8911 for the nearest location or the following services:
❏ Fax-on-Demand access to EPSON's technical information
library
❏ Literature on current and new products
❏ The location of your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller or
Customer Care Center
❏ Technical information on the installation, configuration, and
operation of EPSON products
❏ Customer relations.
For answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON
products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call EPSON Sound
Advice at (800) 442-2110.
You can purchase manuals, accessories, and parts for EPSON
products from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, call (800) 873-7766 for a dealer referral.
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If you need help using software with an EPSON product, see the
documentation for that program for technical support
information.
Electronic Support Services
You can access helpful tips, specifications, drivers, FAQs,
sample files, application notes, and EPSON product bulletins 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, using a modem and one of the online
services below.
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON's Home Page at
http: / / www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, you can download drivers,
FAQs, and sample files from EPSON's FTP site. 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 Download Service
You can call the EPSON Download Service BBS at
(800) 442-2007. Set your communications software to 8 data bits,
1 stop bit, and no parity. Modem speed can be up to 28.8 Kbps.
EPSON Fax-on-Demand service
You can access EPSON's technical information library by calling
(800) 442-2110 or (800) 922-8911 and selecting the appropriate
phone option. You must provide a return fax number to use Faxon-Demand.
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EPSON Forum on CompuServe
Members of CompuServe® can type GO EPSON at the menu
prompt to reach CompuServe's Epson America Forum.
As an owner of an EPSON product, you are eligible for a free
introductory CompuServe membership, which entitles you to an
introductory credit and your own user ID and password. To take
advantage of this offer in the U.S. and Canada, call
(800) 848-8199 and ask for representative #529.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the E NERGY
STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The EPA 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, and
copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
Energy-saving Tips
Here are a few tips you can use to be even more energy-wise:
❏ If your monitor isn't ENERGY STAR compliant, turn it off
when you're not using it.
❏ Turn off your computer, printer, and monitor each day when
you are done using them.
❏ Use the print preview option in your software so you can
catch errors before you print something.
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❏ If you have an electronic mail system available to you, send
e-mail rather than distributing memos. Not only is this
faster, but you'll save paper and storage space too.
❏ Use the printer's low power consumption standby mode to
save energy when you're not using your printer for a while;
see Chapter 2 for details.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions
to make sure you use the printer safely and effectively.
❏ Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with
a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heating vent.
❏ Locate the printer near an outlet where you can easily
unplug the power cord. Do not block access to the wall
outlet.
❏ Do not block or cover the openings in the printer's cabinet or
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 let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
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❏ If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure
the total ampere rating of the 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 15 amperes.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this User's Guide, do not
attempt to service the printer yourself.
❏ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service
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; 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.
Laser Safety Information
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does
not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined
within protective housings and external covers, the laser beam
cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user
operation.
Introduction 9
CDRH regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for
laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. The label shown below
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be
attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
Laser safety labels
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Warning:
Use of controls or adjustments, or performance of procedures
other than those specified in this User's Guide may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825
specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries
where required.
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Internal laser radiation
This is a Class IIIb Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible
laser beam. The printer head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICE
ITEM. Therefore, the printer head unit should not be opened
under any circumstances.
Maximum Radiation Power:
Wave Length:
5.0 ± 10-4 W
780 ± 20 nm
Ozone safety
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the
printing process; it is produced only during printing. The
recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 parts per million
(ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted concentration
over an eight hour period.
The EPL-N2000 laser printer generates <0.01 ppm for 8 hours of
continuous printing, assuming a closed room of approximately
1000 cu ft (8’ × 10’ × 12’).
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone, you should avoid the
following conditions:
❏ Use of multiple laser printers in a confined area (see above)
❏ Operation in conditions of extremely low humidity
❏ Poor room ventilation
❏ Long, continuous printing together with any of the above.
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and heat
generated are not blown directly into the user's face and are
vented directly out of the building whenever possible.
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Laser precautions
This printer uses laser technology. The following list of
precautions applies whenever you open the printer cover. Even
if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure to follow
these precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient operation.
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HOT SURFACE. If the printer has been in use, the fuser can
be very hot.
CAUTION HOT SURFACE
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this User's Guide.
❏ Never force the printer's components into place; rough
handling can damage the printer.
❏ When you remove the imaging cartridge from the printer,
always set it on a clean, smooth surface. Also, be sure not to
scratch the surface of the drum and avoid touching it, since
oils from your skin can permanently damage its surface and
may affect print quality.
12 Introduction
❏ Do not turn the cartridge upside down or stand it on its side.
Do not attempt to modify or take apart the cartridge; it
cannot be refilled.
❏ Protect the cartridge’s light-sensitive drum from exposure to
light any longer than necessary. Overexposing the drum
may cause abnormally dark or light areas to appear on the
printed page and reduce the service life of the drum. Also,
do not open the drum's protective cover.
❏ Try not to touch the toner; if you accidentally touch the
toner, avoid contact with your eyes.
❏ Do not use a cartridge for at least one hour after moving it
from a cool to a warm environment.
Introduction 13
❏ Avoid touching the glass in front of the laser beam;
otherwise, print quality may decline.
glass
❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the imaging
cartridge in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air,
or corrosive gasses (such as ammonia). Avoid locations
subject to high temperatures or humidity, or abrupt changes
in temperature or humidity. Also, be sure to keep the
cartridge out of the reach of children.
14 Introduction
Chapter 1
Handling Paper
Choosing Paper or Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Loading Paper in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Feeding Envelopes or Paper by Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Printing Two-sided Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Printing on Custom-size Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Loading Paper in a Lower Paper Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Handling Paper 1-1
1
1
Choosing Paper or Other Media
You can print on many different kinds of paper or other media
with your EPL-N2000.
❏ Plain bond paper (16 to 24 lb weight)
❏ Card stock (24 to 42 lb weight)
❏ Envelopes
❏ Labels
❏ Transparency film.
You can print on many sizes of paper too. Just be sure the size is
within this range:
Width: Between 3.62 and 13 inches (92 to 329 mm)
Height: Between 5.84 and 19 inches (148 to 483 mm)
For the best quality printing, you must select smooth, highquality paper. Also be sure to protect your media from moisture
by storing it in its original packaging and avoiding a humid
environment.
Keep the following in mind to select, load, and print on these
media:
❏ Envelopes. Load envelopes in the built-in multi-purpose
paper tray, located immediately below the output tray. Load
with the flap edge first and the print surface facing up. If the
printing is irregular due to the varying thickness of the
envelope paper, adjust the print density setting in the printer
driver, the Remote Control Panel utility, or SelecType .
1-2 Handling Paper
Note:
Because envelope thickness and surface characteristics vary, test a
sample for print quality and proper feeding before you buy a large
quantity of envelopes.
❏ Labels. Select labels designed specifically for laser printers
or plain paper copiers. Make sure all the labels adhere to and
completely cover the backing sheet so they don't peel off. To
test your labels, press a sheet of plain paper on top of the
label sheet and see if any part sticks. Use the multi-purpose
paper tray to print labels.
❏ Transparencies. Choose transparencies made just for laser
printers or plain paper copiers, and load them only in the
multi-purpose paper tray to print transparencies.
❏ Colored paper. When selecting colored paper, make sure the
paper does not have a clear or colored coating on it.
Handling Paper 1-3
Loading Paper in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray
Use these instructions to load paper in the built-in paper tray
immediately below the output tray. If you’re loading paper in a
lower paper cassette, follow the instructions on page 1-10.
1. Open the front cover.
2. Press in the tab on the right edge guide and gently slide the
guide to the far right side of the tray. Do not force the guide.
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3. Fan a stack of paper (up to 150 sheets) and then tap the edges
to even them up. Slide the paper in until it touches the back
of the tray.
4. Press in the tab on the right edge guide and slide the guide to
the left until it touches the stack of paper.
5. If you loaded paper longer than 11 inches (279 mm), pull out
the extension output tray so that your paper will fit.
6. Close the front cover.
Handling Paper 1-5
Feeding Envelopes or Paper by Hand
If you want to print one envelope or a special sheet of paper, you
can load it manually in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray. Follow
these steps:
1. From your application program, choose Print or Print Setup.
2. For the Paper Source or Paper tray, select Manual Feed.
3. For the Paper Size, select the size you want to use. If you
don’t see the paper size you want, choose the closest size on
the list.
4. Click OK.
5. Open the printer’s front cover and remove any paper loaded
in the paper tray.
6. Insert the first sheet into the paper tray with the printable
surface face up.
7. Adjust the paper guides to fit the paper you loaded, if
necessary.
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8. Select the Print command in your application program to
send the print job. After a moment, the printer’s control
panel displays Manual Feed and the paper size you
selected. The lights flash.
9. Press the On Line button to print the page.
10. Insert the next sheet of paper and press On Line to print the
next page.
11. Repeat step 10 for each page.
When you’re finished printing on manually fed paper, reload a
stack of paper, then change the Paper Source setting in the
printer driver back to Auto.
Printing Two-sided Documents
You can print two-sided documents to save paper and make
your output look like a professional, bound document. The
EPL-N2000 makes it easy by providing a Duplexing option in
the printer driver. You must have the optional Duplex Unit
installed. (See “Installing the Duplex Unit” in Chapter 4 for
installation instructions.)
Note:
If you’re using the printer in the PostScript mode, you may be able to print
two-sided documents even if you dont have the Duplex Unit installed. Select
odd-numbered pages only in your application’s Print dialog box. Remove
the printed pages and place them back into the paper tray, with the unprinted
side face up and the top of the document leading into the printer. Then select
even-numbered pages in your application’s Print dialog box.
Follow these steps to print a two-sided document:
1. Set up your multiple-page print job in your application.
Handling Paper 1-7
2. From your application program, access the printer driver.
(See Chapter 2 for instructions.)
3. Click the Paper tab.
4. Turn the Duplexing option ON.
5. Select either Long Edge or Short Edge for the Duplexing
setting, depending on whether you plan to bind your
document at the top or the left side.
6. Select either Front Page or Back Page for the Start On
option to specify whether printing starts on the front or back
of the first page.
7. Click OK to save your settings and exit the printer driver.
8. Select the Print command in your application program to
send the print job.
When you’re finished printing your two-sided document, access
the printer driver and change the Duplexing setting back to
Duplex Off.
Printing on Custom-size Paper
If you need to print on paper that is a different size from those
available in the printer driver, you can create a custom paper
size. Then you can select it from the Paper Format list and use it
to print whenever you want.
Follow these steps to print on custom-size paper with the
EPL-N2000 driver:
1. Load the custom-size paper in your printer.
2. From your application program, access the printer driver.
(See Chapter 2 for instructions.)
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3. Click the Paper tab.
4. Highlight an option in the Paper Size box and press Del to
remove the name.
5. Type a name for your custom paper size. Do not press Enter
after you type it.
6. In the Measurement Unit box, select inch, centimeter (cm),
or another measurement unit as necessary for your paper
size.
7. In the Width and Height boxes, select the appropriate
measurements of your paper. The size can be:
Width: Between 3.62 and 12.95 inches (92 to 329 mm)
Height: Between 5.84 and 19 inches (148 to 483 mm)
8. Click OK to save your settings and exit the printer driver.
9. Select the Print command in your application program to
send a print job.
When you’re finished with your custom-size paper, access the
printer driver and select your normal paper size. Your custom
paper size is now one of the options available.
Handling Paper 1-9
Loading Paper in a Lower Paper Cassette
Follow these steps if you want to load paper into either the builtin lower paper cassette or an optional lower paper cassette:
1. Pull the paper tray all the way out of the paper cassette.
2. Press down the bottom plate until it locks in place.
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3. Fan a stack of paper and then tap the edges to even them up.
(You can load up to 500 sheets.)
4. Holding the stack with the printable surface face up, insert
the paper into the tray. Press down the edges so they lie
beneath the corner tabs. Do not fill the tray above the arrow
on the left bracket of the tray.
tabs
5. Slide the paper tray back into the paper cassette.
Handling Paper 1-11
Chapter 2
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers
Accessing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
From Windows Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
From Windows 95 Printer Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
From Windows 3.1 or Windows NT Control Panel . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Using the EPL-N2000 Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Checking the Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Printer Driver Settings Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Using Groups of Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-1
2
For instructions on installing the printer software for
Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, see the Quick Setup card.
Then follow the instructions in this chapter to access and use the
EPL-N2000 printer driver for printing in the LJ4 Plus (PCL5e)
emulation.
The settings available in the driver software are the same for all
versions of Windows.
Note:
If you installed the optional EPSONScript Level 2 module, you can also
use the EPSONScript driver to print in PostScript mode. See the
documentation that came with your EPSONScript Level 2 module for
instructions.
Accessing the Printer Driver
You can access the printer driver to check or change your print
settings in two ways:
❏ From your Windows application program Print or Print
Setup option
❏ From the Windows 95 Printer Properties utility or the
Windows 3.1 or NT Control Panel.
The way you access the driver determines which programs and
documents the settings will affect. Follow these guidelines:
❏ If you want to change settings for one document only (or for
documents printed with one application only), access the
driver from the application program. The driver settings
return to their defaults after you exit.
2-2 Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers
❏ If you want to change the printer settings for all your
documents and application programs, access the driver
directly from Printer Properties (95) or Windows Control
Panel (3.1 or NT). This changes the printer’s default settings.
Follow the steps below to access your printer driver software:
From Windows Applications
1. Open the application program’s File menu.
2. Select Print Setup or Print.
3. Select Setup, Options, Printer, Properties, or another option
as necessary (see your software program documentation for
instructions). You see the printer driver options.
Note:
Make sure that EPSON EPL-N2000 is selected as the active printer.
From Windows 95 Printer Properties
1. Click Start and point to Settings.
2. Click Printers.
3. Right-click the EPSON EPL-N2000 icon.
4. Click Properties, then click the Details tab.
5. Click the Setup button.
You see the printer driver options.
Note:
To find your printer driver version number in Windows 95, point to the
title bar in the driver screen, right click, and choose Info.
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-3
From Windows 3.1 or Windows NT Control Panel
1. Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main program
group.
2. Double-click Printers.
3. Click EPSON EPL-N2000 in the Installed Printers list.
4. Click the Setup button.
You see the printer driver options.
Using the EPL-N2000 Driver
The EPL-N2000 driver offers a variety of options for printing in
LJ4 Plus (PCL5e) emulation mode. The driver screen includes
four tabs that each access a collection of settings.
2-4 Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers
To check or change individual settings, click the tab at the top of
the screen. Click the buttons on the bottom of the screen to do
the following:
OK
After you’re finished, click OK to save your
settings and exit the driver. (You can also save a
group of settings for later use; see page 2-13.)
Cancel
To delete any changes you made, click Cancel.
Help
If you need help with the driver, click the Help
button.
Fonts
Accesses the Font Manager program described
in the Technical Information manual.
Overlays
Accesses the Overlay Manager and Softtray
Manager programs described in the Technical
Information manual.
The next section describes the basic printer driver settings you
should check or change each time you print. The table beginning
on page 2-7 lists all the settings and their defaults.
Checking the Basic Settings
The printer driver’s default settings are suitable for most types
of documents. However, you should check the settings listed
below each time you print to make sure they are correct. All
these settings are on the Printer Settings tab.
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-5
Basic printer driver default settings;
Setting
Default
Description
Graphics
Resolution
600 × 600
dpi
Sets the print resolution in dots
per inch; the more dots per inch,
the finer the print quality
Paper Format
Letter size
Indicates the paper size loaded
in the multi-purpose paper tray
Paper Source
MultiPurpose
Tray
Selects from one of the
available paper sources
Orientation
Portrait
Sets the direction of printing
(short edge or long edge of the
paper on top; Portrait is the short
edge on top)
You need to change the printer driver settings if you plan to
make adjustments like the following:
❏ Print on a different size paper
❏ Use a paper cassette
❏ Print in another resolution
To get information while you’re using the driver, do this:
❏ Position the cursor over an object on the screen for a few
seconds; a short description appears.
❏ Click the Help button at the bottom of the screen; then use
the Help utility that appears.
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Printer Driver Settings Table
Use the table below when you want a quick description of the
available printer driver settings. The default settings are in bold
type. Some of the options listed here may not be available because
of options selected for other settings; these cases are explained in
the “Description” column.
EPL-N2000 driver settings
Setting
Options
Description
600 × 600 dpi
300 × 300 dpi
150 × 150 dpi
Sets the print resolution. The
available options depend on
the current setting for Device
Resolution on the Printer
SelecType tab; see page 2-10
for details.
Printer Settings tab
Graphics
Resolution
Halftone
Screening
Sets the halftone method for
the following:
Scanned images, bitmaps, or
any images that will be
photocopied
Dithering
Normal printing with
standard Windows dither
patterns
Error diffusion
Photographic images or
equivalent drawings (not
available if Graphics Mode is
set to EPSON GL/2 on the
Printer SelecType tab; see
“GL2 Menu” in Chapter 3 for
details)
MicroGray 141 lpi/45”
MicroGray 106 lpi/45”
Scanned images,
photographic images, or
equivalent drawings. Used as
an alternative to error
diffusion; allows printing of up
to 77 gray scales.
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-7
EPL-N2000 driver settings (continued)
Setting
Options
Description
Paper Format
A3 297 × 420 mm
A3 Plus 329 × 483 mm
A4 210 × 297 mm
A5 148 × 210 mm
B 11” × 17”
B4 257 × 364 mm
C5 6.36" × 9.02"
Commercial-10
Custom
Envelope C6 114 ×
162 mm
Envelope DL
Executive 7.25" ×
10.5"
F4
Government Legal
Government Letter
International B5
176 × 250 mm
JIS B5 paper
Legal 8.5" × 14"
Letter 8.5" × 11"
Monarch
US half
Sets the size of the paper you
have loaded in the currently
selected Paper Source
(described below). You can
add or remove sizes to this list
and create custom sizes using
the Paper Size setting on the
Paper tab; see page 2-9 for
details.
Paper Source
Multi Purpose Tray
Manual feed
Auto
Lower Cassette 2
Lower Cassette 1
MP/Lower Cassette2
MP/Lower Cassette1
Sets the paper tray that
contains the paper you want
to print on. Multi Purpose Tray
is the built-in paper tray. For
instructions on loading paper,
see Chapter 1. (The Lower
Cassette 2 option appears
only when you have installed
an optional lower paper
cassette and selected a
Lower paper cassette option
for Feeder on the Printer
Options tab. See page 2-11.)
Orientation
Portrait
Landscape
Sets the direction in which
you want printing to appear;
so it reads with the short side
on top (Portrait) or with the
long side on top (Landscape)
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EPL-N2000 driver settings (continued)
Copies
1 to 999
Set to the number of
document copies you want
to print. It is best to specify
copies using your
application’s Print dialog box.
Never set multiple copies in
the driver AND your
application.
Paper tab
Duplexing
Duplex OFF
Sets up for printing two-sided
documents (see Chapter 3
for details).
One-sided documents
Top Binding
Two-sided printing of
documents to be bound at
the top
Left Binding
Two-sided printing of
documents to be bound on
the left side
Paper Size
Varies
Sets the options that appear
in the Paper Format list on the
Printer Settings tab. Use with
the Size options (described
below) to modify or create
new sizes; use the Remove
and Restore buttons to delete
or restore paper sizes from the
list. You cannot restore
deleted custom paper sizes.
(For instructions on printing
custom paper sizes, see
Chapter 1.)
Size options
Width (3.62 to 8.5
inches [92 to 216
mm])
Height (5.84 to 14
inches [148.5 to 356
mm])
Measurement Unit
(Inch [default], cm,
Pixel, Pica, Point)
Set the width, height, and
measurement unit used to
modify or create custom
options for the Paper Size
setting (described above).
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-9
EPL-N2000 driver settings (continued)
Printer SelecType tab *
Graphics Mode
Raster internal fonts
Sets the graphics printing
mode used by the printer.
(This setting affects the
available Halftone options
on the Print Settings tab; see
page 2-7 for details.) Use
these for:
Most printing
EPSON GL/2
Faster printing of line art and
business graphics
Pure Raster
Low memory conditions
without printer fonts.
Device Resolution
High (600 dpi)
Low (300 dpi)
Sets the range of resolutions
available in the Graphic
Resolution setting on the
Printer Settings tab; see
page 2-7 for details.
RITech
Dark
Medium
Light
Off
Sets the RITech (Resolution
Improvement Technology)
setting for your print job; see
Chapter 5 for details.
Density
Darkest
Dark
Medium
Light
Lightest
Sets the print density to make
your printout darker or lighter
as necessary.
Show all font
names
On
Off
Sets the driver to add the
printer's internal fonts to your
application program's font
list (On) or not add the fonts
(Off).
Bidi Mode
Bidi ON
Bidi OFF
Sets the printer’s parallel
interface for bidirectional
communication, allowing
printer status messages to
appear on your computer. If
you receive errors or your
system hangs, turn Bidi Mode
OFF.
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EPL-N2000 driver settings (continued)
Time-out
Various settings from 5
to 300 seconds
(60 sec. default)
Sets the amount of time the
printer waits to receive data
before terminating an
incomplete print job; after the
time-out period, another
print job can print.
Toner Save Mode
ON
OFF
Sets the amount of toner used
in your print job. If you're
printing a draft copy, set to
ON to use around 50% less
toner for a lighter printout.
Low Power
Consumption
ON
OFF
Sets the printer to enter a
power-saving standby mode
if it is not used for 30 minutes.
(The printer takes about 1
minute to warm up after
exiting standby mode.)
Auto Continue
ON
OFF
Sets the printer to use Auto
Continue mode to continue
printing 5 seconds after
recovering from a print
overrun or insufficient
memory error. It is best to
leave Auto continue OFF so
you are alerted to errors; then
you must press the Continue
button on the control panel
to resume. If you'll be away
from the printer and are
aware of possible errors, you
can turn on Auto Continue
mode.
4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16,
18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 36,
38, 40, 44, 52, 68 MB
Specifies the amount of
memory installed in the
printer. Increase the number if
you add memory to your
printer.
Printer Options tab
Memory
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-11
EPL-N2000 driver settings (continued)
*
Page Protect **
Auto
ON
Sets the printer to use Page
Protect mode for printing
complex, memory-intensive
documents. It is best to use
the default setting (Auto).
Page Protect reallocates
printer memory from
receiving data to printing it.
Complex jobs take longer to
print, but are able to print
without memory errors.
Image Optimum
Auto
ON
OFF
Sets the printer to use Image
Optimum mode so you can
print complex, memoryintensive graphics. It is best to
use the default setting (Auto).
Image Optimum reduces
graphic quality and data
when that data reaches the
memory limit.
Feeder
Standard
Lower paper cassette
2 Lower paper
cassettes
Sets the Paper Source options
available on the Print Settings
tab to include any optional
paper cassettes you may
have installed: Standard (no
optional cassettes), Lower
paper cassette (one
cassette installed), 2 lower
paper cassettes (two
cassettes installed).
Installed
Cartridge
—
Not available
Advanced
Status Sheet
Font Sample
Click this button and select a
submenu option to print a
status sheet or a list of font
samples for the current printer
operating mode
When you change the default settings on this tab and then select another
tab, the driver asks whether you want to send your changes to the printer.
Select Yes at the prompt to save your changes and continue. The Printer
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SelecType settings remain in effect until you change them again with the
printer driver or control panel (as described in Chapter 3), even when you
turn off your printer.
** Do not turn Page Protect ON unless your printouts are incomplete and you
have installed additional printer memory (see Chapter 4 for details). When
the setting is changed, downloaded fonts are erased from printer memory,
so change the setting before sending a print job.
Using Groups of Settings
To change all the printer driver settings to their factory defaults,
select Driver default in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Then click OK and print.
You can also create a group of printer driver settings and save
them with a unique group name. Then you need only select the
group name for a particular type of document to make all the
necessary settings, such as envelopes or landscape documents.
Follow these steps:
1. First change the printer driver settings for your document.
The group name in the Default box changes from Driver
default to User Defined.
2. Click the Default box.
3. Erase User Defined and type in a name for the group of
settings, such as Envelopes.
4. Click OK to save your settings under that name and exit the
driver.
5. Print your document.
Whenever you want to print a document with a particular group
of settings, select the group name in the Default box; then click
OK and print. If you need to permanently delete a group of
settings, select the name in the Default box and click the Delete
button. (You cannot delete the Driver default group name.)
Printing With the Windows Printer Drivers 2-13
Chapter 3
Using the Control Panel
Reading the Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Using the Control Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Using OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
OneTouch Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Using SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Changing SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
SelecType Menu Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Tray Size Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Config Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Parallel B and Parallel C Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Serial Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
LT and AUX Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
LJ4 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
GL2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
PS Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
ESCP2 and FX Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
1239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Using the Control Panel 3-1
3
The EPL-N2000 control panel consists of a liquid crystal display,
indicator lights, and buttons. The display and lights keep you
informed about the printer’s current status. You can use the
buttons to select settings and functions.
Most of the time you control your printer’s functions using
software. You may, however, need to perform some operations
through the printer’s control panel (For example, some settings
cannot be changed using software.) Note that software settings
always override control panel settings.
OneTouch mode 1
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed
Orientation
OneTouch mode 2
RITech
Copies
MP Tray Size
Toner Save
Mode
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
SelecType mode
Status Sheet
SelecType
Continue
Alt
Form Feed
On Line
Reset
Reading the Indicator Lights
The control panel has two sets of indicator lights, as shown on
the illustration above. The lights on the panel’s left side indicate
the current mode. When you choose one of these modes, you can
use the buttons on the control panel to choose various printer
settings, which are defined later in this chapter.
3-2 Using the Control Panel
The three indicator lights in the center of the control panel give
you the following information:
Continue
Flashes when the printer detects an error
or needs maintenance. A message
appears on the display to indicate the
problem. See Chapter 6 for information
about the messages. After you clear the
problem, press the Continue button.
Form Feed
Comes on when the printer receives data.
The light flashes when the printer is
processing the data. If the light stays on,
press the Form Feed button to print the
data and clear the printer’s memory.
On Line
Indicates that the printer is ready or in
Standby mode. If the light is not on, press
the On Line button.
Using the Control Panel Buttons
The control panel has two sets of buttons. You use the buttons in
the top row to choose various OneTouch or SelecType settings,
as explained in the following sections. You use the buttons in the
bottom row as described below:
SelecType
ALT
Press this button to choose a OneTouch
mode or the SelecType mode. Press the
button once to choose OneTouch mode 1.
Press it again to choose OneTouch mode
2. Press the button once more to choose
the SelecType mode. See the following
sections for information about these
modes.
Using the Control Panel 3-3
Continue
ALT
Press this key sequence to switch the
printer back on line after you have
cleared a problem. You can also use the
sequence to reset the printer back to the
default settings.
Press the ALT and Continue buttons until
Reset appears on the control panel
display. This clears all data in the
printer’s memory.
Press ALT and Continue until Reset All
appears on the control panel display.
This changes back all default settings for
all the printer’s emulation modes and
interfaces. It has the same effect as
turning the printer off and then back on
again.
Note:
Resetting clears all pending print jobs, so if you're connected to a
network, be careful not to disrupt another person's print job.
Form Feed
Press this button when the Form Feed
light is flashing. The printer prints any
data remaining in its memory.
On Line
Press this button to switch the printer
betwen On Line and Off Line status.
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Using OneTouch Modes
The OneTouch modes provide the easiest way to change the
most common settings. There are two OneTouch modes, each
with four settings shown on the top two lines of the control
panel. The settings are described in the table on 3-6.
mode 1 settings
mode 2 settings
Follow these steps to change a setting using OneTouch modes:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the On Line light
is on.
2. To change a mode 1 setting, press the SelecType button
until the light next to the Paper Source setting comes on.
To change a mode 2 setting, press SelecType until the light
next to the RITech setting comes on.
3. The current values for all four settings appear in the control
panel display above the setting labels. Press the button
beneath the setting you want to change until the value you
want appears in the display. (To move backward through
the options, hold down Alt and the button for the setting.)
4. To save your changes and exit the OneTouch mode, press
the On Line button.
To save your changes and move to the other OneTouch
mode, press the SelecType button; then make your changes
and press On Line to exit.
Using the Control Panel 3-5
OneTouch Mode Settings
The table below lists the options available for each OneTouch
mode setting. Default settings are shown in bold type.
OneTouch mode setting options
*
Setting
Options
Description
Paper Source
Auto
MP (built-in tray)
LC1 (lower cassette 1)
LC2 (lower cassette 2)
Selects the tray to load paper
from; Auto loads from the tray
containing paper that matches
the Page Size setting below
Page Size
A3, A3+, A4, A5, B4, B5,
LT, B, HLT, LGL, GLT,
GLG, EXE, F4, MON,
C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5,
CTM *
Selects the page size of the
image to be produced
Manual Feed
On
Off
Turns manual feed mode on or
off for the built-in paper tray;
see Chapter 1 for instructions
Orientation
Portrait
Landscape
Selects the print direction on
the page
RITech
Dark
Medium
Light
Off
Sets the RITech (Resolution
Improvement Technology)
setting for your print job; see
Chapter 5 for details
Copies
1 to 999
Selects the number of copies to
print
MP Tray Size
A3, A3+, A4, A5, B4, B5,
LT, B, HLT, LGL, GLT,
GLG, EXE, F4, MON,
C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, *
Selects the size of paper
loaded in the built-in paper tray
Toner Save
On
Off
Sets the amount of toner used
in your print job; for draft
copies, set to On to use
approximately 50% less toner
for a lighter printout
Not all page sizes are supported by the Duplex Unit or the paper cassettes.
See Appendix A for details on which page sizes are supported by each of
the printer’s paper sources.
3-6 Using the Control Panel
Using SelecType
The SelecType button accesses a series of menus and options that
are shown on the control panel display. Although you can set
some of the SelecType options through your driver software or
through the Remote Control Panel utility, you need to use the
printer’s control panel to access functions like the following:
❏ Checking the amount of toner remaining
❏ Changing the memory buffer size
❏ Configuring interface channels
❏ Changing emulation modes
Changing SelecType Settings
You can look at your current SelecType settings by printing a
status sheet. To do this, wait until the printer warms up (Ready
appears on the control panel display and the On Line light is on);
then press the Enter button twice.
Note:
Some application programs may send commands to your printer that
override SelecType settings. If you do not get the results you expect from
SelecType, check your application software settings to see if they affect your
output.
If you need to change SelecType settings, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the On Line light is
on.
Using the Control Panel 3-7
2. Press the Menu button on the control panel.
Menu
button
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed
Orientation
RITech
Copies
MP Tray Size
Toner Save
Mode
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
Status Sheet
SelecType
Continue
Alt
Form Feed
On Line
Reset
You have now entered SelecType mode, which changes the
functions of the control panel buttons as described in the
table below.
Button
Function
Menu
Selects a new SelecType menu
Item
Selects a new menu item
Value
Changes the setting of an item
Enter
Saves the new setting of an item
Alt
Used with Menu, Item, and Value to scroll
through selections in reverse order
Used with Continue to reset the printer
On Line or SelecType
3-8 Using the Control Panel
Exits SelecType mode
3. Press the Menu button to choose the SelecType menu for the
setting you want to change. Then press the Item and Value
buttons as necessary to change the setting.
4. Press Enter to save the new setting.
5. Press On Line or SelecType to exit SelecType mode.
See the next section for tables describing all the SelecType menus
and settings.
SelecType Menu Tables
The SelecType menus, menu items, and settings appear in the
order given in these tables each time you press the Menu, Item,
and Value buttons. If you want to move through the choices in
reverse order, press the Alt button and hold it down while you
press these buttons.
Note:
Not all of the menu items or settings listed in these tables may appear when
you use SelecType. Some appear only when optional equipment is installed
or certain emulation modes are selected. These conditions are noted in the
tables. Default settings are shown in bold type.
Test Menu
Use this menu to obtain information on the printer’s current
settings, available fonts, and a brief summary of features. There
are no settings to select on the Test menu. Select a menu item
and press Enter to print the desired information.
Using the Control Panel 3-9
c
Caution:
Any user-defined data stored in the printer, such as downloaded
fonts, may be erased after printing some of these information sheets.
Test menu items
Menu item
Description
Status Sheet
Prints your current SelecType settings, hardware
configuration, error logging information, and a
RITech sample
LJ4 Font Sample
Print samples of available fonts for these
emulation modes
ESCP2 Font Sample
FX Font Sample
1239X Font Sample
PS Status Sheet*
Prints current EPSONScript settings
PS Font Sample*
Print samples of available EPSONScript fonts
PS Fact Sheet*
Prints a page that illustrates EPSONScript
features.
Ext Fact Sheet
Prints any information in the optional ROM. This
item is available only when the optional ROM is
installed and data is stored in it.
*Available only when EPSONScript Level 2 is installed.
Emulation Menu
This menu allows you to select a different printer emulation
mode for each available interface on your printer. The settings
for each emulation mode are listed in tables beginning on
page 3-18.
Your printer is designed to work best in LJ4 emulation mode. If
you want to switch to a different emulation mode, make sure
that the mode you choose matches your printer driver. To enable
the printer to automatically switch to the correct emulation
mode based on incoming data, set the Emulation Menu to Auto.
3-10 Using the Control Panel
c
Caution:
Any user-defined data stored in the printer, such as downloaded
fonts, may be erased when you switch emulation.
Emulation menu items
Menu item
Settings available for all
Parallel B
LJ4
ESCP2
FX
1239X
PS1***
GL2
Auto
Parallel C
Serial*
L/T (LocalTalk)*
AUX (another optional interface)**
*Available only when the LocalTalk/Serial module is installed.
** Available only when the optional interface is installed.
***Available only when the EPSONScript Level 2 module is installed.
Note:
The default setting may change, depending on which options are
installed.
Using the Control Panel 3-11
Printing Menu
All of the SelecType Printing menu settings can be set using your
printer driver software and are overwritten by the software
settings. You can set all of them, except Resolution, using
OneTouch modes as described on page 3-5.
Printing menu items
*
Menu item
Description
Paper Source
Selects the tray from which to load paper:
Auto (from tray containing paper that matches the
Page Size setting below)
MP (built-in tray)
LC1 (standard lower cassette)
LC2 (optional lower cassette)
Page Size
Selects the page size of the image to be produced: A3,
A3+, A4, A5, B4, B5, LT, B, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE, F4,
MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, CTM *
Orientation
Selects the print direction on the page: Portrait or
Landscape
Copies
Selects the number of copies to print: 1 to 999
Manual Feed
Turns manual feed mode on or off for the built-in paper
tray; see Chapter 1 for instructions
Resolution
Sets the print resolution to 600 dpi or 300 dpi
Duplex**
Sets duplex printing ON or OFF
Binding**
Selects Long Edge or Short Edge as the binding
direction of the printout
Start Page**
Specifies whether printing begins on the FRONT or BACK
of the page
Not all paper sizes are supported by the Duplex Unit or the paper
cassettes. See Appendix A for details on which paper sizes are supported
by different paper sources.
** Available only when the Duplex Unit is installed.
3-12 Using the Control Panel
Tray Size Menu
You can use the Tray Size menu to set the size of the paper
loaded in the built-in paper tray (MP tray) or to check the paper
sizes loaded in optional lower paper cassettes.
You can also use OneTouch modes to change the MP Tray Size
setting; see page 3-5.
Tray Size menu items
Menu item
Description
MP Tray Size
Selects the size of paper loaded in the built-in paper
tray: A3, A3+, A4, A5, B, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG,
EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, CTM *
LC1
Displays the size of paper in the indicated lower paper
cassette: A3, A4, A5, B, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE,
F4.
LC2
*
See Appendix A for details on paper sizes and specifications.
Config Menu
The settings available on the Config menu affect your printer’s
basic operations. Most of the menu items can be set using the
Windows printer driver software and override the SelecType
settings; see Chapter 2 for details.
Config menu items
Menu item
Description
RITech *
Sets the RITech (Resolution Improvement Technology)
setting for your print job; see Chapter 5 for details:
Dark, Medium, Light, Off.
Toner Save *
Sets the amount of toner used in your print job. If
you’re printing a draft copy, set to On (to use around
50% less toner for a lighter printout; default is Off.
Density**
Sets the print density to make your printout darker or
lighter, as necessary: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Using the Control Panel 3-13
Config menu items (continued)
Left Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal position of
printing on the page, in mm: left or right with each
button press. To avoid damaging the printer, be sure
that the printed image does not exceed the edge of
the paper.
Back Shift
Adjusts the printing position on the back side when
printing on both sides.
Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical position of
printing on the page, in mm: up or down with each
button press. To avoid damaging the printer, be sure
that the printed image does not exceed the edge of
the paper.
Size Ignore
Sets the printer to ignore (On) or stop printing (Off) if a
paper size error occurs; if set to On, the image may be
printed outside the edge of the paper and cause
smudging.
Auto Cont
Sets the printer to use Auto Continue mode to
continue printing 5 seconds after recovering from a
print overrun or insufficient memory error. It is best to
leave Auto Continue Off so you are alerted to errors;
then you must press the Continue button on the
control panel to resume. If you’ll be away from the
printer and are aware of possible errors, you can turn
on Auto Continue mode.
Page Protect ***
Sets the printer to use Page Protect mode so that you
can print complex, memory-intensive documents
without memory errors. It is best to use the Auto setting.
Page Protect reallocates printer memory from
receiving data to printing it, so that complex jobs take
longer to print. If you continue to receive memory
errors while using Page Protect, you may need to
increase your printer’s memory.
Image Optimum
Sets the printer to use Image Optimum mode so you
can print complex, memory-intensive graphics without
memory errors. It is best to use the Auto setting
because Image Optimum reduces graphic quality
and data.
Paper Type
Selects the paper type to use: Normal, Thin (paper less
than 75 g/m2 thick), Thick (paper more than 75g/m2
thick), Trnsprnc (transparencies). Always use Normal
unless print quality problems occur.
3-14 Using the Control Panel
*
You can also change these settings using OneTouch modes; see
page 3-5.
** Increasing the print density increases toner consumption. If you select darker
print, you may need to replace the imaging cartridge more often.
*** Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures your printer memory and
may erase any downloaded fonts.
Setup Menu
The Setup menu items allow you to customize various printer
modes, select a control panel language, check the total pages
printed to date, and check or reset the toner counter.
Setup menu items
Menu item
Description
Interface
Sets whether the printer can receive data through all
available interfaces (Auto) or only one of these:
Parallel B, Parallel C, Serial, L/T, AUX.
Time Out
Sets the amount of time the printer waits to receive
data before terminating an incomplete print job.
After the time-out period, it searches for new data on
another interface channel. Various settings are
available between 5 to 300 seconds; default is 60.
Standby
Turns standby mode on (or off) to reduce power used
by the fixing heater when the printer is not used for 60
minutes. It warms up in about 70 seconds when a
print job is received; default is Enabled.
Lang
Selects the language used for control panel display
messages and the status sheet: English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Dutch,
Finnish, Portuguese.
Printer Name
Displays the printer name instead of Ready when the
printer is standing by; default is OFF.
Using the Control Panel 3-15
Setup menu items (continued)
Menu item
Description
Toner
Displays the amount of toner left in the imaging
cartridge as follows:
E****F (75 to 100%)
E*** F (50 to 75%)
E** F (25 to 50%)
E* F
(0 to 25%)
E F
(None)
For instructions on replacing the imaging cartridge,
see Chapter 5.
Toner Count Clear
Resets the toner counter; select this menu item and
press the Enter button after installing a new imaging
cartridge (see Chapter 5 for details).
Page Count
Displays the total number of pages printed by the
printer to date.
SelecType Init
Resets all the SelecType settings to their factory
defaults.
Parallel B and Parallel C Menus
These menus control interface options when you use the Parallel
B and/or Parallel C interfaces.
Parallel B and Parallel C menu items
*
Menu item
Description
Speed
Selects the transfer speed through the interface channel
based on either the STROBE (Fast) or ACKNLG (Normal)
signal delay period.
Bi-D *
Enables or disables bidirectional communication across the
interface channel.
Buffer Size
Sets the memory allocation used for the printer's parallel
interfaces: Maximum (more for receiving data), Minimum
(more for printing data), or Normal (balanced usage).
Available only on the Parallel B menu.
3-16 Using the Control Panel
Serial Menu
The Serial menu is available only when you have installed the
optional LocalTalk/Serial module or the Serial interface card
(described in Chapter 4) and have set the Emulation menu to
Serial (see page 3-10). You may need to change these settings to
match the serial settings used by your computer. For
information about your computer’s serial settings, see your
computer manual.
You can change serial printer settings through either the Serial
menu or the Remote Control Panel utility (see the Technical
Information manual). Settings made using the Remote Control
Panel utility override those made using the Serial menu.
Serial menu items
Menu item
Description
Word Length*
Selects a 7- or 8-bit word length.
Baud Rate*
Sets the baud rate (communication speed); 9600 bps
(bits per second) is the default.
Parity*
Enables or disables parity checking for error detection;
None is the default.
Stop Bit
Sets the number of stop bits to send at the end of each
character sent to the printer; 1 is the default.
XOn/XOff
Sets the XOn/XOff protocol to On, Off, or Robust (sends
an XOn signal when the printer is ready for data); used
with the DTR menu item below. If set to Robust, the printer
sends an XOn signal every second the printer is waiting to
receive data.
DTR
Turns the DTR (data terminal ready) protocol on or off;
used with the XOn/XOff menu item above.
Buffer Size
Sets the memory allocation used for the optional serial
interface: Maximum (more for receiving data), Minimum
(more for printing data), Normal (balanced usage).
* See your computer manual and software documentation for the correct
setting.
Using the Control Panel 3-17
LT and AUX Menus
The LT menu appears only when you have installed the
LocalTalk/Serial module (described in Chapter 4) and have set
the Emulation menu to LT (see page 3-10). The AUX menu is
available only when you have installed a Type B interface.
Both menus have one menu item, Buffer Size, that sets the
memory allocation used for the optional interface. You can set it
to Maximum (more memory allocated for receiving data),
Minimum (more memory allocated for printing data), or Normal
(for balanced usage); Normal is the default.
LJ4 Menu
The LJ4 menu settings control the available fonts and symbol
sets when you use the LJ4 (PCL5e) emulation mode. You should
change the font and symbol sets using your software, not using
SelecType, because your software settings override SelecType
settings.
LJ4 menu items
Menu item
Description
FontSource
Selects the default font source to Resident, SIMM,
Card, or Download.
Font Number
Sets the default font number for the selected font
source, 0 through 65535.
Pitch
Specifies the font pitch if the default font is scalable
and fixed-pitch. Settings are from 0.44 to 99.99 cpi
(characters per inch) in 0.01 cpi increments; 10.00 is
the default.
Height
Specifies the default font height if the font is scalable
and proportional. Settings are from 4.0 to 999.75 points
in 0.25 point increments.
SymSet *
Selects the symbol set to be used by the default font;
Roman-8 is the default (see the Technical Information
manual for details on the available symbol sets).
3-18 Using the Control Panel
LJ4 menu items (continued)
*
Menu item
Description
Form
Sets the number of lines (5 to 128) for the selected
paper size and orientation, causing new line spacing
settings to be stored in the printer; changes to the
Page Size or Orientation settings in SelecType may
change the Form setting you select; 60 lines is the
default.
Source SymSet **
Selects the symbol set number for an optional font
ROM source (from 0 to 3199).
Dest SymSet **
Selects the symbol set number for an optional font
ROM destination (from 0 to 3199).
If the font selected in the FontSource and Font Number settings is not
available in the SymSet you choose, the FontSource and Font Number
settings return to their default values.
** These menu items are available only when an optional font ROM module is
installed.
GL2 Menu
The GL2 menu controls the settings for the EPSON GL/2 mode,
which allows you to use your printer with plotter applications.
Within this emulation mode, you can choose between two
operational modes: LJ4GL2 and GLlike. For information about
GL/2 commands, see Chapter 4 in the Technical Infomation
manual.
The table below shows the principal differences between these
modes.
Command
LJ4GL2
GLlike
Orientation
Printer setting
Landscape only
Plotter unit
1/1016 inch
1/1021 inch
Picture frame
Same as LJ4 mode
Depends on hard-clip
limit
Default positions of P1
and P2
Lower left and right
corners, respectively,
of picture frame
Inside picture frame
Using the Control Panel 3-19
You may need to change printer settings before you print,
depending on your output needs. In addition to the basic printer
driver settings described in Chapter 2, check the following:
❏ Driver (plotter selection):
HP-GL/2 or HP-GL
❏ Pen configuration:
Pen number, pen width
❏ Plot origin:
Center or corner
Make sure that Orientation is set to Landscape if you are using
GLlike mode.
If you need to change printer settings, first change the emulation
mode, then change the printer settings using the printer driver,
the Remote Control Panel utility, or SelecType.
GL2 menu items
Menu item
Description
GL Mode
Selects the mode: GLlike of LJ4GL2.
Scale
Switches between original size and reduced size
printing; also, determines the reduction scale for
reduced size printing. (You can print data created for
the paper size selected in the Scale setting onto the
paper selected in the Page Size setting in the Printing
menu.) OFF, A0, A1, A2, A3.
Origin
Sets the origin for the plotter-unit coordinate system to
the lower left corner (Corner) or to the center of the
hard-clip limit (Center).
Pen
Selects the color of printed characters; 0 is white (the
background is printed instead of the character) 1 is
black, and 2 through 6 are different colors for color
printers.
End
Determines the type of line ending: Butt, Square,
Triangular, or Round.
Join
Defines how the ends of lines are joined: Mitered,
Miteredbeveled, Triangular, Round, Beveled, or None.
3-20 Using the Control Panel
GL2 menu items (continued)
Menu item
Description
Pen 0, Pen 1,
Pen 2, Pen 3,
Pen 4, Pen 5,
Pen 6
Selects the line width for the designated pen; you can
select values between 0.05 mm and 5.00 mm, in
increments of 0.05 mm. The default setting for all pens
is 0.35 mm.
PS Menu
The PS menu, which is available only when the EPSONScript
Level 2 module is installed, controls two features available in the
PostScript emulation mode. You can also set these features using
the Windows 95 printer driver software; see Chapter 2 for
details.
PS menu items
Menu item
Description
Err Sheet
Indicates whether the printer prints an EPSONScript error
message. If the option is off, the message is displayed on
the control panel but not printed.
Protect Level
Allows you to increase the amount of memory allocated
for page protection. If the option is off, an overrun error
occurs when the printer doesn’t have enough memory to
print a page. If an error occurs, raise the level from 1 up to
5. Raising the protect level decreases printing speed.
Using the Control Panel 3-21
ESCP2 and FX Menus
Use the ESCP2 or FX menu only if you have selected one of these
modes as your Emulation mode in SelecType or the Remote
Control Panel utility.
ESCP2 and FX menu items
Menu item
Description
Font
Selects a font by typeface; Courier is the default (see the
Technical Information manual for available fonts).
Pitch
Sets the pitch in cpi (characters per inch) for the selected
Font: 10, 12, or 15 cpi, or Proportional.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing On or Off; 15 cpi pitch
characters cannot be condensed.
T.Margin
Specifies the margin from the top of the paper to the base
of the first printed line: 0.40 to 1.50 inches; 0.50 inch is the
default.
Text
Sets the page length by the number of lines (1 to 81) in
1/6-inch increments; 62 lines is the default. If you change
Page Size, Orientation, or T. Margin settings, the Text setting
returns to its default value.
CG Table
Selects the graphics or italics character table you want to
use; PcUSA is the default (see the Technical Information
manual for details on the available character tables).
Country
Selects an international symbol set; USA is the default (see
the Technical Information manual for details on the
available international symbol sets).
AutoCR
Sets the printer to automatically perform or not perform a
carriage-return then line-feed operation when the print
position exceeds the right margin; On, Off. (Most software
programs handle this function.)
3-22 Using the Control Panel
ESCP2 and FX menu items (continued)
AutoLF
Sets the printer to automatically add or not add a linefeed after every carriage return; On, Off. (If your text lines
overprint each other, set AutoLF to On.)
Bit Image
Sets the density the printer uses to print bit-mapped
images to either Dark or Light density; or select BarCode to
convert bit-mapped images to barcodes by filling in any
gaps between dots for unbroken barcode lines (reduces
image size and may distort some bit-mapped graphics).
ZeroChar
Selects either slashed zero (Ø) or unslashed zero (0) to be
printed for the zero character.
1239X Menu
Use the 1239X menu only if you have selected 1239X as your
Emulation mode in SelecType or the Remote Control Panel
utility.
1239X menu items
Menu item
Description
Font
Selects a font by typeface; Courier is the default (see the
Technical Information manual for details on the available
fonts).
Pitch
Sets the pitch in cpi (characters per inch) for the selected
Font: 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, or 24 cpi, or Proportional.
Code Page
Sets the number of the character table you want to use;
437 is the default (see the Technical Information manual
for details on the available character tables).
T.Margin
Specifies the margin from the top of the paper to the base
of the first printed line: 0.30 to 1.50 inches; 0.40 inch is the
default.
Text *
Sets the page length by the number of lines (1 to 81) in 1/6inch increments; 63 lines is the default.
AutoCR
Sets the printer to automatically perform or not perform a
carriagereturn then linefeed operation when the print
position exceeds the right margin; On, Off.
AutoLF
Sets the printer to automatically add or not add (default)
a linefeed after every carriagereturn; On, Off.
Using the Control Panel 3-23
1239X menu items (continued)
*
Menu item
Description
Alt.Graphics
Turns the alternate graphics option On or Off.
Bit Image
Sets the density the printer uses to print bit-mapped
images to either Dark or Light density.
ZeroChar
Selects either slashed zero (Ø) or unslashed zero (0) to be
printed for the zero character.
Character Set
Selects the number of the character table to use, 1or 2
(see the Technical Information manual for details on the
available character tables).
If you change the Page Size, Orientation, or T.Margin settings, the Text setting
returns to its default value.
3-24 Using the Control Panel
Chapter 4
Installing Options
Available Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Installing Optional Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Installing a LocalTalk/Serial Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Installing an Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Using a Serial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Installing Lower Paper Cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Installing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Removing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Installing the EPSONScript Module or Memory Modules . . . . . . 4-21
Removing an EPSONScript Module/Memory Modules . . . . . 4-25
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Installing Options 4-1
Available Options
You can add the following optional equipment to your printer:
❏ 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette to support either Letter
(C812651) or A4 (C812641) paper size, and 250 Sheet
Universal Lower Paper Cassette (C812691). These optional
cassettes fit directly beneath the printer, and can be stacked
beneath the standard 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette.
❏ 250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Tray (C812701) to increase
paper feeding capacity. Supported paper sizes include A3,
B4, F4, A4, B5, A5, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, GLT,
Executive, and HLT. This tray fits in the 250 Sheet Universal
Lower Paper Cassette described above.
❏ 500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray to increase paper feeding. This
tray supports Letter (C812671) or A4 (C812661) paper size,
depending on your needs, and fits in either the standard 500
Sheet Lower Paper Cassette that comes with the printer, or
one of the optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassettes listed in
the first bullet.
❏ Duplex Unit (C812681) to allow printing on both sides of the
paper.
❏ Optional interface cards and modules to connect your
printer to a Macintosh LocalTalk network, IBM mainframe, or
other network type. With the optional interfaces, you can
connect up to five different interfaces to the printer.
❏ Industry standard memory modules to expand your
printer’s memory capacity
❏ EPSONScript Level 2 (PostScript Level 2) ROM module
(C832261) to generate PostScript output.
4-2 Installing Options
You can purchase optional equipment, imaging cartridges,
paper, parts, printed manuals, and accessories for EPSON
products from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, call (800) 873-7766 for a dealer referral.
If you purchased your printer and options at the same time, first
set up the printer and run the print test. Follow the instructions
in Quick Setup. Then install the options by following the steps in
the sections below and in the manuals that come with the
options.
Installing Optional Interfaces
EPSON offers a variety of optional interface cards and modules
that you can install to provide network and other connections
for your printer. The following table lists the available interfaces,
their part numbers, and their uses. You must remove the built-in
Ethernet interface card to install any of the cards in this table.
Interface name
EPSON
part
number
Uses
LocalTalk/Serial
module
C823551
Serial port: for connection to
computers with RS-232C or current
loop serial connections;
LocalTalk port: for connection to a
LocalTalk network or for direct
connection to a Macintosh with an
EpsonScript Level 2 module
32KB Serial interface
card
C823071
For connection to a computer with an
RS-232C serial port
Installing Options 4-3
Interface name
*
EPSON
part
number
Uses
32KB Parallel
interface card
C823101
For connection to an additional
computer with a standard parallel
port
Coax interface
card**
C823141
Provides a parallel interface and a
coax interface for connection to these
IBM mainframes: 3174, 3270, 3276, and
4274
Twinax interface
card*
C823151
Provides a parallel interface and a
coax interface for connection to these
IBM systems: AS-400, System 36, 5251
(model 12), System 34, System 38, and
5294. **
When your printer uses an EPSON Twinax interface card, it can be used in
place of these IBM system printers: 4210, 5224 (models 1 and 2), 5256
(models 1, 2, and 3), 3218 (non-IDPS), 4214 (model 2), 5225 (models 1, 2, 3,
and 4), and 5219 D01 and D02.
** The coax and twinax connectors each contain a parallel interface. Since
the printer’s built-in parallel interface remains active, this gives you three
parallel interfaces and a coax or twinax interface. Print jobs can be sent to
any connection, and the printer automatically switches between the
active ports.
If you'll be using the LocalTalk/Serial module, follow the steps
on page 4-5 to install the module in the printer.
To install any of the other interface cards listed in the table, see
page 4-10 for instructions.
4-4 Installing Options
If you will connect your printer to any type of serial interface,
you need to obtain the right kind of serial cable. EPSON supplies
several types of interface cables. However, you can use any
interface cable that meets the printer specifications listed below.
(See your computer manual for any special computer
requirements.)
Use this cable . . .
For this serial connection . . .
RS-232C (9 pin) to C836152 (2.0 m)
from mini DIN (printer) to D-SUB,
9-pin (computer)
Direct printer-to-computer with
9-pin serial ports
RS-232C (25 pin) to C836151 (2.0 m)
from mini DIN (printer) to D-SUB,
25-pin (computer)
Direct printer-to-computer with
25-pin serial ports
Current loop C836141 (0.4 m) from
mini DIN (printer) to D-SUB, 25-pin
(interface cable) for both RS-232C
and current loop
Cable extension for printer-tointerface connection
Also be sure to read “Using a Serial Interface” on page 4-12 for
instructions on configuring your computer and printer to work
correctly with a serial connection.
Installing a LocalTalk/Serial Module
Follow these steps to install the EPSON LocalTalk/Serial
module in your printer.
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable from the
electrical outlet.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not access the printer’s controller board
unless the printer is turned off and unplugged from the electrical
outlet.
2. Turn the printer so its back faces you and remove all
interface cables from the interface connectors.
Installing Options 4-5
3. Loosen the two screws that secure the Ethernet interface
connector card and remove the card.
4. Facing the front of the printer, pull the latch on the right
toward you to remove the printer cover.
4-6 Installing Options
5. Facing the left side of the printer, loosen the three screws
that secure the side cover. (You do not need to fully remove
the screws.)
6. Remove the printer’s side cover.
Installing Options 4-7
7. Now set the jumper and slide switch settings on the
LocalTalk/Serial module for the type of interface you’ll be
using: RS-232C serial, current loop serial, or LocalTalk
(default).
slide switch
jumper switch
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Caution:
Make sure both slide switches are set to the same position or the
printer will not operate correctly.
8. Position the module as shown below; then align its
connector with connector CN4 on the controller board.
Secure the module with the two screws that came with it.
4-8 Installing Options
9. Replace the printer’s side cover and secure the three screws
that you loosened.
10. Gently press down on the printer cover until it clicks shut.
Installing Options 4-9
11. Connect the appropriate cable to the module. (To use the
serial interface, you must connect a converter cable. See
Appendix A for information about serial cables.)
12. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet; then turn on the
printer.
To verify that the interface is working properly, print a status
sheet and make sure your interface is listed under “Hardware
Configurations.” To do this, wait until the printer warms up
(Ready appears on the control panel display and the On Line
light is on); then press the Enter button twice.
Installing an Interface Card
Follow these steps to install an optional EPSON interface card in
your printer:
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable from the
electrical outlet.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not remove the interface slot cover unless
the printer is turned off and unplugged from the electrical outlet.
2. Turn the printer so its back faces you.
4-10 Installing Options
3. Loosen the two screws that secure the Ethernet interface
connector card and remove the card.
4. Position the optional interface card so its components face
away from the back panel. Then align its top and bottom
grooves with the guide rails inside the printer and slide in
the card, pushing it firmly to lock it in place.
Installing Options 4-11
5. Secure the card with the two screws you removed earlier.
Connect the appropriate cable to the interface card. (See
“Using a Serial Interface” below for information on interface
cables.)
6. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet; then turn on
the printer.
To verify that the interface is working properly, print a status
sheet and make sure your interface is listed under “Hardware
Configurations.” To do this, wait until the printer warms up
(Ready appears on the control panel display and the On Line
light is on); then press the Enter button twice.
Using a Serial Interface
Before you print with a serial interface, you must match the
serial settings used by the printer and your computer. You can
change the default settings (shown in bold in the table below) for
the Serial interface card or the LocalTalk/Serial module, or you
can change your computer's serial port settings; see your
computer manual for instructions on changing your computer’s
settings.
4-12 Installing Options
Note:
You can match the printer’s and computer’s baud rate or set the printer to
a higher baud rate than that supported by your computer (this may not work
with some computer systems).
Setting
Options
Serial type
RS-232C, Current Loop*
Word length
7, 8
Baud rate
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600
Parity
None, Even, Odd
Stop bit
1, 2
DTR
On, Off
XON/XOFF
(Printer ready
protocol)
On, Off
* To change this setting, set the jumper and slide switch settings on the Serial
interface card or the LocalTalk/Serial module, as described on page 4-8.
You also need to set Windows to use a serial port with your
printer, as described in the next sections.
Installing Options 4-13
Windows 95 instructions
1. Click Start.
2. Point to Settings.
3. Click Printers.
4. Right-click the Epson EPL-N2000 icon (or EPL-N2000
EPSONScript icon, if you’ve installed the optional
EPSONScript Level 2 module).
5. Select Properties.
6. Click the Details tab.
7. Click the arrow in the Printer Port drop-down list and select
a COM (serial) port to use.
8. Click OK to save your settings; then exit Printer Properties.
Windows 3.1 or Windows NT instructions
1. In Program Manager, open the Main program group, if
necessary.
2. Double-click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Printers.
4. Click Connect.
5. Select a COM (serial) port to use.
6. Click OK to save your settings; then exit the Control Panel.
4-14 Installing Options
Installing Lower Paper Cassettes
An optional lower paper cassette gives you a third paper source,
in addition to the multi-purpose tray and the standard lower
paper cassette. You can install one additional optional lower
paper cassette beneath the standard lower paper cassette.
Follow these steps to install a cassette on your printer. For
instructions on loading paper in a cassette, see Chapter 1.
1. Turn off the printer. Unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet and the printer.
2. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
3. Place the paper cassette next to the printer, making sure that
the printer and cassette are facing the same way.
4. Grasp the printer by the recessed handles. Lift it and lower it
over the cassette, aligning the holes in the printer with the
pins on the standard cassette. Make sure the printer rests on
the cassette evenly and securely. (The printer weighs almost
60 pounds, so you may need to have someone help you.)
handle
Installing Options 4-15
5. Connect the interface cable(s).
6. Make sure the printer’s power switch is in the off position;
then plug the power cable into the printer and into an
electrical outlet.
7. Turn on the printer.
8. Now run the Windows printer driver to add the optional
paper cassette to your available paper source list. See
Chapter 2 for instructions.
To verify that the paper cassette is installed correctly, print a
status sheet and make sure the cassette is listed under
“Hardware Configurations.” To do this, wait until the printer
warms up (Ready appears on the control panel display and the
On Line light is on); then press the Enter button twice.
Select the paper source in your application program. See your
software documentation for more information.
Note:
If you use the Remote Control Panel utility or SelecType to control your
printer, you need to select the optional paper cassette only when you are
ready to print. See Chapter 3 or the Technical Information manual for
instructions.
Installing the Duplex Unit
The optional Duplex Unit enables you to print on both sides of
the paper. It is compatible with the following paper sizes: A3, B4,
F4, A4, B5, International B5, A5, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter,
GLT, Executive, HLT.
Follow these steps to install the Duplex Unit:
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable from both
the printer and the electrical outlet.
4-16 Installing Options
2. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
3. Remove the screw and small cover on the upper left side of
the back of the printer. Put them in a safe place in case you
need to remove the unit later.
4. Insert the hooks that came with the Duplex Unit in the two
slots on the back of the printer, as shown.
Installing Options 4-17
5. Align the two holes at the bottom of the Duplex Unit with
the hooks. (Arrows point to the holes.)
6. Attach the unit to the printer, making sure that the
connectors and screws on the back of the unit enter the
proper holes on the back of the printer. To avoid damaging
the unit, be careful not to let it go until you have attached the
screws.
7. Secure the unit with the two screws that came with it.
4-18 Installing Options
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Caution:
Make sure that you tighten the screws all the way. If the Duplex
Unit pulls away, the unit or the printer may be damaged.
8. Connect any interface cables that you removed.
9. Plug the power cord into the printer and an outlet. Then turn
on the printer.
To verify that the unit is installed correctly, print a status sheet
and make sure it is listed under “Hardware Configurations.”
Wait until the printer warms up; then press Enter twice.
Removing the Duplex Unit
Follow these steps to remove the Duplex Unit from the printer:
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable from both
the printer and the electrical outlet.
2. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
3. Remove the two screws that secure the unit to the printer.
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Caution:
Make sure to support the unit as you remove it. It may
be damaged if it falls.
Installing Options 4-19
4. Carefully pull the unit straight out, then up.
5. Remove the two hooks from the back of the printer. Put
them in a safe place in case you need to reinstall the unit
later.
6. Secure the screw and the cover that you removed when
installing the unit.
7. Connect any interface cables that you removed.
4-20 Installing Options
8. Plug the power cord into the printer and an outlet. Then turn
on the printer.
Installing the EPSONScript Module or Memory
Modules
To speed up printing of complex, graphics-intensive documents
and downloaded fonts, you can install an EPSONScript Level 2
module, EPSON’s proprietary PostScript module, or you can
add memory to your printer.
Install the EPSONScript Level 2 module in the ROM slot on your
printer’s controller board. The controller board also includes two
RAM slots to install optional memory modules. (You can add as
much as 64MB to your printer’s memory, bringing total memory
to 68MB.)
Memory modules must meet these requirements:
❏ 72-pins
❏ 1MB, 2MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, or 32MB capacity
❏ Maximum 70 ns access speed
❏ Maximum dimensions: 4.25 inches (108 mm) long, 1.53
inches (39 mm) wide, and 0.4 inch (10 mm) thick.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer. Unplug the power cable from the
printer and the electrical outlet.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not access the printer’s controller board
unless the printer is turned off and unplugged from the electrical
outlet.
Installing Options 4-21
2. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
3. Facing the printer, open the printer cover by pulling the
latch on the right toward you.
4. Loosen the three screws that secure the printer’s side cover.
(You don’t need to remove the screws.)
4-22 Installing Options
5. Remove the printer’s side cover.
6. If you’re installing memory modules, locate the two RAM
slots. If you are installing an EPSONScript Level 2 module,
locate the ROM slot.
ROM Slot
RAM Slot 1
RAM Slot 2
Installing Options 4-23
7. Align the SIMM pins marked either 1 or 72 with the
corresponding pin position marked on the slot.
8. Press the module in firmly until it clicks into place. Do not
apply too much force.
9. Replace the printer’s side cover and secure the three screws
that you loosened earlier.
10. Gently press down on the printer cover until it clicks shut.
To verify that the module(s) is working properly, print a status
sheet. If you have added memory, make sure the correct amount
of memory is listed under “Hardware Configurations.” If you
have added an EPSONScript Level 2 module, it should be listed.
To print a status sheet, wait until the printer warms up (Ready
appears on the control panel display and the On Line light is
on); then press the Enter button twice.
4-24 Installing Options
Removing an EPSONScript Module/Memory Modules
Follow these steps:
1. Perform steps 1 through 6 in the previous procedure to
access the printer’s SIMM sockets.
2. Pull the metal clips on each side of the SIMM socket outward
to release the module.
3. Grasp both sides of the module and gently pull it out.
4. Replace the printer’s side cover and secure the three screws.
5. Press down on the printer cover until it clicks shut.
Installing Options 4-25
Chapter 5
Maintenance
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Adjusting the RITech Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Maintenance 5-1
5
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
Your printer’s imaging cartridge can print up to 10,000 pages,
depending on how complex your print jobs are. There are
several ways to tell when you need to replace a cartridge:
❏ You see a Toner Low message on the control panel display
❏ You see a Toner Out message on the display
❏ You notice that printing is faint and the Toner function in
SelecType tells you that you have 0 to 25% toner capacity.
If you see a toner message on the control panel display, replace
the cartridge right away.
To check the toner capacity using SelecType, access the Setup
menu and select Toner as described in Chapter 3. If there is only
one asterisk on the display, you have 25% or less of toner left and
must replace the cartridge. If you have more left, there may be
another reason your printing is faint; see Chapter 6 for solutions.
Be sure to install EPSON imaging cartridge #S051035 even if the
cartridge you are removing has another part number. Follow
these steps to replace the imaging cartridge:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Open the printer’s top cover.
3. Grasp the old imaging cartridge by the handle and pull it
straight out of the printer.
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Warning:
Do not touch the fuser inside the printer; it is marked with the label
CAUTION Hot Surface Avoid Contact.
4. Dispose of the used imaging cartridge with non-burnable
trash.
5-2 Maintenance
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Caution:
Do not turn the imaging cartridge upside down. Do not expose the
imaging cartridge to light any longer than necessary.
5. Unpack the new imaging cartridge and hold it level with the
oval handle face up. Then shake the cartridge as shown to
distribute the toner.
6. Grab the tab on the left side and pull the clear tape all the
way out of the cartridge. Throw the tape away.
Maintenance 5-3
7. Now shake the cartridge again as shown to distribute the
toner.
8. Holding the cartridge by its handle, insert the pins on each
side of the cartridge into the grooves inside the printer. (Two
arrows inside the printer point to the grooves.) Gently slide
the cartridge into place. Push down on the handle until the
cartridge is horizontal.
5-4 Maintenance
9. Close the top cover.
10. Select Toner Count Clear on the SelecType Setup menu to
reset the toner counter. See Chapter 3 for instructions.
Adjusting the RITech Setting
EPSON’s new Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech)
automatically improves the print quality of your lines, text, and
graphics. Most of the time it works behind the scenes to provide
the best printed output. Occasionally, however, you may need to
adjust the RITech setting if you notice a change in quality, such
as after you replace the imaging cartridge.
To determine whether you need to adjust the RITech setting,
print a status sheet using the printer’s control panel. Follow the
steps below:
1. Turn on the printer and let it warm up until you see the
Ready message on the control panel display and the
On Line light comes on. (If it doesn’t come on, press the
On Line button.)
Note:
Before proceeding, make sure Toner Save Mode is turned off or the
status sheet will not print properly. See Chapter 2 for instructions on
changing the setting using the printer driver. You can also turn it off
using the control panel or the Remote Control Panel utility; see Chapter
3 or the Technical Information manual for more instructions.
Maintenance 5-5
2. Press the Enter button twice to print the status sheet. At the
bottom of the sheet you see the RITech test pattern:
correct RITech setting
incorrect RITech setting
3. If the test pattern looks correct, do not change the RITech
setting. If it looks incorrect, go to step 4.
4. Open an application program and access the printer driver.
(See Chapter 2 for instructions.)
Note:
If you are using the Windows 3.1 EPSONScript driver, you must use the
control panel to adjust the RITech setting; see Chapter 3 for instructions.
5. Click the Device Options or Printer SelecType tab.
6. If the RITech test pattern inside the square is lighter than the
background, select Dark as the RITech setting. If the pattern
is darker than the background, select Light.
7. Click the OK button.
8. When you see the prompt asking if you want to send your
changes to the printer, select Yes.
9. Exit the printer driver.
5-6 Maintenance
10. Now print a page from your application to check the print
quality. If the quality is good, you’re finished. If the quality
needs further improvement, go to step 11.
11. Access the printer driver again and click Device Options or
Printer SelecType.
12. Change the Toner Density setting to Dark or Darkest (if the
RITech test pattern was too light) or Light or Lightest (if the
test pattern was too dark).
Note:
If you are using the Windows 3.1 EPSONScript driver, you must
use the control panel to adjust the Density setting; see Chapter 3 for
instructions.
13. Click the OK button.
14. When you see the prompt asking if you want to send your
changes to the printer, select Yes.
15. Exit the printer driver.
16. Print several pages from your application that contains text
and graphics to check the print quality and make sure the
Density setting is not too extreme.
The RITech and Density settings you chose remain in effect even
after you turn off your printer. Remember that the darker your
Density setting the more toner you use, so change the setting
back to Medium if you do not need dark printing later on.
Maintenance 5-7
Cleaning the Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If you notice a decline
in print quality, clean the glass lens and the inside of the printer,
as described in this section. If toner spills inside the printer, do
not use the printer until you remove all the spilled toner.
If the printer case gets dirty, turn off the printer and clean it with
a soft cloth slightly dampened with mild soap.
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Caution:
Never use alcohol or thinner to clean the printer; they may damage
the printer. Do not get water on the printer mechanisms or electrical
components. Do not use compressed air to clean inside the printer.
To clean inside the printer, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the power is turned off and the printer is
unplugged.
2. Open the top cover.
3. Remove the imaging cartridge and cover it with a soft cloth
to avoid exposing it to light while you clean the printer.
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Warning:
Do not touch the fuser inside the printer; it is marked with the label
CAUTION Hot Surface Avoid Contact.
5-8 Maintenance
4. Remove any dirt or toner inside with a soft dry cloth.
If there is a lot of spilled toner, remove it with a small
vacuum cleaner (available at computer supply stores). Toner
can damage some vacuum cleaners, so make sure the
vacuum can safely remove toner or other fine powders
before you use it.
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Caution:
If you get toner on your clothing, remove it with cold water. Do not
use hot water; it may cause a permanent stain.
Maintenance 5-9
5. Clean the printer’s lens by wiping it from end to end with a
dry, lint-free cloth.
6. Replace the imaging cartridge.
7. Close the top cover and open the front cover.
8. Remove any paper from the multi-purpose paper tray.
9. Clean inside the paper feeder with a soft dry cloth.
10. Reload the paper and close the front cover.
5-10 Maintenance
Transporting the Printer
If you need to transport or ship the printer, follow these steps:
1. Unplug the power cord from both the printer and the
electrical outlet.
2. Disconnect all interface cables.
3. Remove the imaging cartridge and place it in a sealable
plastic bag. Make sure to seal the bag to protect your printer
and clothing from spilled toner.
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Caution:
Do not expose the imaging cartridge to light any longer than
necessary.
4. If you installed a lower paper cassette, lift the printer off the
cassette.
5. If you installed a Duplex Unit, remove it. (See Chapter 4 for
instructions.)
6. Pack the printer, cartridge, Duplex Unit, and any optional
cassettes in their original packing materials, or the
equivalent.
Maintenance 5-11
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Reading Control Panel Display Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Using Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Paper Feeding Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Fixing Paper Jams in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray . . . . . . . . 6-11
Fixing Paper Jams in a Lower Paper Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Troubleshooting 6-1
6
Diagnosing Problems
The printer’s control panel display indicates the status of the
printer as well as providing warning and error messages if a
problem occurs. The next section lists the possible control panel
display messages in alphabetical order.
If you are an experienced user and suspect a communication
problem between your printer and computer, you can set the
printer to Hex dump mode (hexadecimal data dump). You then
print out codes and give them to a technician to help solve the
problem. See page 6-9 for details.
Reading Control Panel Display Messages
This section contains an alphabetical list of status, error, and
warning messages that appear in the control panel display.
Message text shown here in italics indicates text that varies
according to your configuration.
Check Duplex Paper Size
Check Paper Size
The Paper Format setting in the printer driver (or the Page
Size setting in the SelecType Printing menu) is different from the
size loaded in the printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper
is loaded in the tray (and set in the driver or SelecType). You
may need to pull paper out of the tray or the Duplex Unit. Then
press the Continue button to clear the message.
If you turn on Size Ignore on the SelecType Config menu, this
error message does not appear.
6-2 Troubleshooting
Check Serial I/F
Serial printing is specified for the current print job, but you have
not configured printer settings. Reset the printer (press ALT and
Continue simultaneously), then set parity, baud rate, number of
data bits, and number of stop bits to match your computer’s
serial settings. You can change serial printer settings using
SelecType (see “Serial Menu” in Chapter 3) or the Remote
Control Utility (see the Technical Information manual).
Duplex Mem Overflow
There is not enough memory for duplex printing, so the printer
prints only on the top side and ejects the paper. Either reset the
printer (press ALT and Continue at the same time); or turn on
Auto Cont in the SelecType Config menu, then press Continue.
Duplex Print Was Off
The printer cannot print in duplex mode for one of the following
reasons:
1. Duplex mode is off. Turn on the Duplexing option in the
printer driver (or Duplex in the SelecType Printing menu).
To clear the message, press Continue, or reset the printer.
2. Paper Type in the SelecType Config menu is set to a value
other than Normal. Set this option to Normal, then press
Continue.
3. Page Format in the printer driver (or Page Size in the
SelecType Printing menu) is set to a paper size that is not
supported by the Duplex Unit. Set paper size to one of the
following: A3, B4, F4, A4, B5, International B5, A5, Ledger,
Legal, GLG, Letter, GLT, Executive, or HLT. Then press
Continue or reset the printer.
4. The Duplex Unit is not installed. Install the unit.
Troubleshooting 6-3
Note:
If you are printing from a Windows application, make changes to the
printer settings through the printer driver, if possible.
EPL-N2000
Printer Name is set to ON in the SelecType Setup menu.
Feed Jam
Paper is not feeding into the printer from the specified feeder or
has jammed on its way into the printer. Remove the jammed
paper as described on page 6-10.
Form Feed
The printer is off line and data remains in the printer’s memory.
Press Form Feed to print out the data and clear the buffer. After
printing, Ready appears on the display.
Hex Dump
Hex dump mode is on; see page 6-9 for details.
Illegal AUX I/F Card
The printer cannot recognize the installed optional interface
card. Turn off the printer and remove the card. Make sure that it
is one of the interface cards listed in Appendix A, then reinstall it
as described in Chapter 4. This message could also indicate that
you have installed both the LocalTalk/Serial module (set to use
LocalTalk) and the LocalTalk Type B interface card; if so, remove
one of the interfaces.
Illegal I/F Module
The printer cannot recognize the installed optional LocalTalk/
Serial module. Turn off the printer, then remove the module and
reinstall it as described in Chapter 4.
6-4 Troubleshooting
Illegal Card
An incompatible PCMCIA card is installed in the printer. You
can either turn off the printer to remove the card, or remove the
card while the printer is on. Press Continue to clear the
message.
Image Optimum
The printer cannot print at the requested quality level because of
insufficient memory. The printer reduces the quality
automatically so that it can continue printing. Check to see if the
printout is acceptable. If not, add more memory (for a
permanent solution) or set Resolution to 300 dpi and Page
Protect to OFF (temporarily). See Chapters 2 and 3 for
instructions.
Manual Feed paper size
Manual feed mode is specified for the current print job. Make
sure the indicated paper size is loaded in the multi-purpose
paper tray; then press On Line.
If you do not want to print in manual feed mode, press
Continue. The printer loads the paper as instructed by the
Paper Source setting. (For details on using manual feed mode,
see “Feeding Envelopes or Paper by Hand” in Chapter 1.)
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current
print job. To correct the error, press Continue. If the message
remains, press Alt and Continue simultaneously until Reset All
appears on the control panel display. You can also clear the error
by turning the printer off and back on again.
If you still receive a Mem Overflow error, it may be necessary to
reduce the number or size of fonts, reduce the number or size of
graphics, lower the resolution, or add more memory to the
printer.
Troubleshooting 6-5
If you add more memory and you still receive a Mem Overflow
message, change the Page Protect setting in the printer driver;
see “Using the EPL-N2000 Driver” in Chapter 2 for details. (If
you are using the Windows 3.1 EPSONScript driver, change the
setting on the control panel as described in “Config Menu” in
Chapter 3.) You can also add even more memory, or print at 300
dpi instead of 600 dpi.
Operate Error Card
The PCMCIA card was installed or removed while the printer
was on. To clear the message, press ALT and Continue
simultaneously until you see Reset All in the control panel
display; or turn the printer off, then turn it back on.
Paper Jam
Paper Jam in Duplex
Paper is jammed in the paper path. Open the printer cover (or
the Duplex Unit cover) and clear the jammed paper as described
on page 6-10. The jammed page’s print data is then
automatically reprinted.
Paper Out source size
There is no paper in the indicated paper source. Load paper of
the indicated size into the printer and press Continue.
Paper Set source size
The paper loaded in the indicated paper source does not match
the required paper size. Replace the paper with the correct size
paper and press Continue.
Print Overrun
The time required to process data exceeds the print speed due to
an excess of received data. Press Continue to resume printing. If
this message appears again, change the Page Protect setting in
the driver or in the SelecType Config menu; see Chapters 2 and 3
for instructions.
6-6 Troubleshooting
Printer Open
The printer cover is open; close it to continue printing.
RAM Check
The printer is checking the RAM; wait a moment for it to finish.
ROM Check
The printer is checking the ROM; wait a moment for it to finish.
Ready
The printer is ready to print.
Reset
The printer’s current interface has been reset and the buffer is
cleared. However, other interfaces may still be active and retain
their settings and data.
Reset All
All printer settings for all interfaces have been reset to the
default configuration (the last settings saved).
Reset to Save
You have changed a SelecType setting but the new value is not
activated yet. Do one of the following: (1) exit SelecType by
pressing Continue or On Line (the new setting is activated after
the current print job is finished), or (2) reset the printer by
pressing ALT and Continue at the same time.
Self Test
The printer is performing its internal self test; wait a few
moments for it to finish.
Troubleshooting 6-7
Service Req.Cnnn
Service Req.Ennn
A controller error (Cnnn) or a print engine error (Ennn) has
occurred. Write down the error number and turn off the printer.
Wait at least five seconds and then turn it back on. If the error
message still appears, turn off the printer, unplug the power
cord, and contact an authorized EPSON Customer Care Center.
Standby
The printer is in its low power state. If the On Line light is on, it
is still on line and you may send a print job.
Toner Low
The printer is almost out of toner. You should replace the
imaging cartridge soon; see “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge”
in Chapter 5 for instructions.
Toner Out
You must replace the imaging cartridge, as described in
Chapter 5. You can press Continue to print one more page.
Turn Paper
The orientation set for paper in a lower paper cassette is not
correct. Change the orientation setting in the printer driver (or in
the control panel, if you are using the Windows 3.1 EPSONScript
driver). Then press Continue.
Warming Up
The printer is warming up; wait a few moments for it to finish.
6-8 Troubleshooting
Write Error Card
Write Error SIMM
The printer is not able to write to the PCMCIA card. Do one of
the following: (1) turn off the printer, remove the card, then turn
the printer on again; (2) remove the card while the printer is on,
then press Continue to clear the message; (3) reset the printer by
pressing ALT and Continue at the same time.
Writing Card
The printer is writing data to the PCMCIA card; wait a moment
for it to finish.
Using Hex Dump Mode
Hex dump mode is a special feature that makes it easy for
experienced users to find the cause of communication problems
between the printer and the computer. In hex dump mode, the
printer produces an exact printout of the codes it receives.
Follow these steps to turn on hex dump mode and send a print
job using it:
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
2. Hold down the Form Feed button while you turn on the
printer; hold down the button until you see Hex Dump on
the control panel display.
3. Open an application and print a document. Your printer
prints out all the codes it receives in hexadecimal format.
4. To turn off hex dump mode, turn off the printer or reset it by
pressing and holding down the ALT and Continue buttons
at the same time. When Reset All appears on the display,
release the buttons.
Troubleshooting 6-9
Paper Feeding Problems
If you have frequent paper feed or paper jam problems, try the
following to prevent them:
❏ Use a higher-quality paper, one that is not too thin or rough.
❏ Fan the stack of paper and then tap the edges to align them
before you load the stack.
❏ Be sure you do not load too much paper.
❏ Be sure to adjust the paper guides so that the paper can slide
in freely.
❏ Never let more than 500 sheets accumulate in the output tray
on top of the printer.
❏ Try turning over the stack of paper in the tray. Most
packages of paper indicate the printable surface with an
arrow on the end of the package. Make sure that side is
loaded face up.
If you’re using a lower paper cassette, check the following:
❏ If paper will not load at all, make sure you have selected to
load from the cassette in the printer driver; see Chapter 2 for
details. (Also make sure the cassette contains paper and is
properly installed; see Chapter 4.)
❏ Make sure you are using letter size paper in the cassette(s)
you have.
6-10 Troubleshooting
Fixing Paper Jams in the Multi-purpose Paper Tray
If the printer stops and the Feed Jam or Paper Jam message
appears, follow these steps:
1. Open the printer’s front cover.
2. Carefully remove all the paper in the multi-purpose paper
tray and any sheets fed partially into the printer.
3. Open the printer’s top cover and remove any paper
remaining in the printer. If necessary, remove the imaging
cartridge to reach the paper. Replace the imaging cartridge
when you are finished.
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Warning:
Do not touch the fuser inside the printer; it is marked with the label
CAUTION Hot Surface Avoid Contact.
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Caution:
If toner gets on your hands as you remove paper, be careful not to
touch your clothing. If toner gets on your clothes, remove it with cold
water; hot water may leave a permanent stain.
Troubleshooting 6-11
4. Check inside the Duplex Unit if you did not find the paper in
the printer. First open the top cover, as shown in the
illustration below.
5. Carefully free any jammed paper from the rollers.
6-12 Troubleshooting
6. Open the bottom cover if you did not find the paper in the
top of the unit. Remove any jammed paper.
7. After you clear the jam, tap the edges of your stack of paper
and reload it into the multi-purpose paper tray. Be careful
not to load curled or wrinkled paper.
8. Close any open covers and press the Continue button. The
jammed page’s print data is automatically reprinted.
Fixing Paper Jams in Lower Paper Cassette
If the printer stops and the Feed Jam or Paper Jam message
appears, follow these steps:
1. Remove the paper tray from the lower paper cassette.
2. Remove all the paper from the cassette and discard any
curled or wrinkled sheets.
3. Tap the edges of your stack of paper and carefully reload it
into the cassette’s paper tray.
4. Reinstall the paper tray in the lower paper cassette.
Troubleshooting 6-13
5. Follow steps 3 through 6 under “Fixing Paper Jams in the
Multi-purpose Paper Tray” above.
6. After you clear the jam, close any open covers and press the
Continue button. The jammed page’s print data is
automatically reprinted.
Printing Problems
This section describes solutions to problems you may encounter
as you print. Many printer driver settings mentioned here can
also be set using SelecType or the Remote Control Panel utility;
if you want to use these utilities instead of the printer driver, see
Chapter 3 or the Technical Information manual for details.
The display panel stays blank after you turn on the printer.
Turn off the printer and check the power cable connections
between the printer and the electrical outlet; then turn the
printer back on.
If the electrical outlet is controlled by an outside source such as a
wall switch, plug the printer into a different outlet. Also plug
another electrical device into the outlet to check whether the
outlet is operating properly.
The printer doesn’t print and the On Line light is off.
Press On Line once; the On Line light should come on.
The On Line light is on but nothing prints.
Your computer may not be properly connected to the printer.
Check both ends of the cable between your printer and
computer. Also make sure your interface cable meets the
specifications for your printer and computer.
6-14 Troubleshooting
If you are using the serial interface, set the baud rate, protocol,
data bit, and related settings. See your computer manual for the
correct settings and interface requirements.
If you are using a parallel interface, check the Speed setting in
SelecType to match the value the computer requires. You may
have to set Speed to Normal and Bi-Di to Off if you are having
communication problems with your printer. See Chapter 3 for
details on setting SelecType settings.
Make sure that your software is properly set up for your printer.
The imaging cartridge may be empty; if necessary, replace it as
described in Chapter 5.
The font selected in your software won’t print correctly.
The selected font is not supported by your printer; see
the Introduction or the Technical Information manual for more
information.
If Image Optimum is set to Auto or On, fonts may be changed to
increase print speed. Set Image Optimum to Off in the printer
driver or the SelecType Config menu; see Chapters 2 and 3 for
details.
The output is garbled or printed as asterisks (*).
If you use the Remote Control Panel, check whether any settings
have been changed by another user; see the Technical Information
manual for details.
Make sure that both ends of the interface cable are plugged in
securely. Also be sure you use a double-shielded, twisted-pair
parallel interface cable no longer than six feet in length for
Parallel B; no longer than 30 feet in length for Parallel C.
If you are using an optional serial interface, set the parity, baud
rate, number of data bits, and number of stop bits to match your
computer; see your computer manual for details.
Troubleshooting 6-15
The emulation setting for that port may not be correct. Specify
the emulation mode with SelecType (see Chapter 3) or the
Remote Control Panel utility (see the Technical Information
manual).
If the printer still does not print correctly, contact your dealer or
an authorized EPSON Customer Care Center.
The position of the printout on the page is incorrect.
Make sure you are using the correct page length and margin
settings in your application program.
Graphics don’t print correctly.
Make sure that your software program is set for the printer
emulation you are using. For example, if you are using the PS
emulation, be sure that your graphics software is set for a PS
printer.
If you are using a serial interface, make sure that you set the
appropriate protocol settings in the SelecType Serial menu; see
Chapter 3.
Graphics require large amounts of memory, so you may need to
install additional memory in your printer; see Chapter 4.
The printer prints completely blank pages.
Make sure you have enough toner by checking the SelecType
Toner option in the Setup menu; see Chapter 3 for instructions. If
toner is low, replace the imaging cartridge.
Check that the imaging cartridge is installed correctly.
6-16 Troubleshooting
Print out a status sheet by pressing the Enter button twice after
the printer is warmed up and on line. If the status sheet prints
correctly, check your interface cable connection and software
settings for a solution. If blank pages continue to print, the
problem may be with the printer. Turn off the printer and
contact your authorized EPSON Customer Care Center.
SelecType does not function as expected.
Software programs override SelecType settings, so use your
software settings instead of SelecType whenever possible.
If your settings have been changed by your software, reset
SelecType using the SelecType Init setting on the Setup menu;
see Chapter 3 for details.
You may not have activated new SelecType settings. Press the
Alt and Continue buttons at the same time to reset the printer
and enable the new settings.
The Remote Control Panel utility does not function as
expected.
Software programs override Remote Control Panel settings, so
use your software settings instead of the utility whenever
possible. If your settings have been changed by your software,
reset your printer; see Chapter 3 for details.
Print Quality Problems
This section describes solutions to any problems you may
encounter with the quality of your printout. Many printer driver
settings mentioned here can also be set using SelecType or the
Remote Control Panel utility; if you need to use these utilities
instead of the printer driver, see Chapter 3 or the Technical
Information manual for details.
Troubleshooting 6-17
The printout has a dark or dirty-looking background.
Lighten the Density setting in the printer driver; see Chapter 2
for details. If you’re using the Windows 3.1 EPSONScript driver,
use the SelecType Config menu to change the density setting.
Clean the paper path inside the printer with a clean, dry cloth;
see “Cleaning the Printer” in Chapter 5 for instructions.
To clean the internal printer components, try printing three
pages containing only one character per page.
If you still have dark output, there may be a problem with the
imaging cartridge. Remove the cartridge, shake it from side to
side, and then reinstall it. If this does not solve the problem,
replace the imaging cartridge as described in Chapter 5.
The printout contains vertical black or white lines.
Clean the printer lens as described under “Cleaning the Printer”
in Chapter 5. If the problem persists, install a new imaging
cartridge and print several pages to check the print quality.
The printout contains horizontal black or white lines, or the
printout is completely black.
Install a new imaging cartridge as described in “Replacing the
Imaging Cartridge” in Chapter 5.
The darkness of the printout is uneven.
Remove the imaging cartridge, shake it from side to side, and
reinstall it.
Your paper may be moist or damp; replace the stack of paper
and try printing again. (Printing is sensitive to moisture
absorbed by the paper, so avoid storing your paper in a humid
or damp environment.)
Install a new imaging cartridge as described in Chapter 5.
6-18 Troubleshooting
The printout contains toner smudges.
Remove the imaging cartridge, shake it from side to side, and
wipe the bottom of it with a clean, dry cloth. Then clean the
paper path inside the printer; see “Cleaning the Printer” in
Chapter 5 for instructions.
Try cleaning the internal printer components by printing three
pages with only one character per page. If the problem persists,
replace the imaging cartridge as described in Chapter 5.
The printout is missing portions of the image.
Your paper may be moist or damp; replace the stack of paper
and try printing again. (Printing is sensitive to moisture
absorbed by the paper, so avoid storing your paper in a humid
or damp environment.)
You may not be using the correct type of paper. Smooth, highquality copier paper is recommended for best results. See
Chapter 1 or Appendix A for information on choosing paper.
The printout is light or faint
Darken the Density setting in the printer driver; see “Using the
EPL-N2000 Driver” in Chapter 2 for details. If you’re using the
Windows 3.1 EPSONScript driver, use the SelecType Config
menu to change the Density setting.
Your paper may be moist or damp; replace the stack of paper
and try printing again. (Printing is sensitive to moisture
absorbed by the paper, so avoid storing your paper in a humid
or damp environment.)
Toner Save mode may be on. Turn off Toner Save using the
printer driver; see Chapter 2 for details. You can also turn off
Toner Save on the printer's control panel.
Troubleshooting 6-19
Take out the imaging cartridge, shake it from side to side, and
then reinstall it. If the problem persists, replace the imaging
cartridge as described in Chapter 5.
The printout is too dark.
Lighten the Density setting in the printer driver; see Chapter 2
for details. If you're using the Windows 3.1 EPSONScript driver,
use the SelecType Config menu to change the Density setting.
If the problem persists, replace the imaging cartridge as
described in Chapter 5.
The back side of the printed page is smudged.
Toner may have spilled in the paper feed path. Remove the
imaging cartridge and then clean the paper path of the printer
using a soft, lint-free cloth as described in Chapter 5.
6-20 Troubleshooting
Appendix A
Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-3
A-3
A-4
A-4
A-5
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel B Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel C Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using ECP Mode in Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-5
A-6
A-7
A-8
A-9
250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Cassette (C812691) . . . . . . . . . A-11
250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Tray (C812701) . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette—Letter (C812651) . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray—Letter (C812661) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette—A4 (C812641) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray—A4 (C812671) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Duplex Unit (C812681) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Imaging Cartridge (S051035) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Ethernet Interface Connector Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Specifications A-1
A
Paper
Paper types:
Plain paper, recycled paper*, labels,
envelopes, transparencies, colored paper,
card stock, letter head
Paper weight:
Plain paper
Card stock
Paper size:
Paper
Envelopes
Printable area:
16 to 24 lb, 60 to 90 g/m2
24 to 42 lb, 90 to 157 g/m 2
A3+ (329 mm × 483 mm)
A3 (297 mm × 420 mm)
B4 (257 mm × 364 mm)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
A5 (148 mm × 210 mm)
B5 (182 mm × 257 mm)
Ledger (11 × 17 inches)
Letter (8.5 ×11 inches)
Half-Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Legal (8.5 ×14 inches)
Government Letter (8.5 ×10.5 inches)
Government Legal (8.5 ×13 inches)
Executive (7.25 ×10.5 inches)
F4 (210 mm × 330 mm)
Custom (92 ~ 216 mm × 148.5 ~ 356 mm)
Monarch (3.875 × 7.5 inches)
Commercial 10 (4.125 × 9.5 inches)
DL (110 mm × 220 mm)
C5 (162 mm × 229 mm)
International B5 (176 mm × 250 mm)
C6 (114 mm × 162 mm)
4 mm minimum margin on all sides;
varies according to emulation mode.
* Use recycled paper under normal temperature and humidity conditions
only. Poor quality paper may reduce print quality, cause paper jams and
other problems.
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Caution:
Only load paper sizes that are listed above.
A-2 Specifications
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed
by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality
of any type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing
large quantities or printing large jobs.
Printer
General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
600 × 600 dpi
Printing speed:
Up to 20 pages per minute with A4 or lettersize, depending on the font and quantity of
data
First print:
Less than 16 seconds with A4- or letter-size
paper
Warm-up time:
About 70 seconds at normal temperature
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed
alignment:
Center alignment for all sizes
Input paper supply
( 20 lb [75g/m2]
paper):
Up to 150 sheets in the Multi-purposeTray
Up to 500 sheets in the standard lower cassette
Up to 500 sheets in the optional lower cassette
Up to 10 envelopes, depending on thickness
Paper eject:
Face down
Paper eject capacity:
500 sheets of 20 lb (75g/m 2) paper
Internal emulation:
HP LJ4 Plus (PCL5e) emulation (LJ4)
HP-GL/2 emulation (GL2 mode)
ESC/P® 24-pin printer emulation (ESC/P 2™)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX)
IBM Proprinter emulation (1239X)
Specifications A-3
Optional emulation
EPSONScript Level 2
Resident fonts:
45 scalable, 1 bitmap font in LJ4 (PCL5e) mode
RAM:
4MB, expandable up to 68MB
Environmental
Temperature:
Operation: 50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
Storage: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Humidity:
Operation:15 to 85% RH
Storage: 35 to 85% RH
Altitude:
8,200 feet (2,500 meters) maximum
Mechanical
Dimensions and
weight:
Height:
16.1 inches (408 mm)
Width:
22.1 inches (561 mm)
Depth:
21.5 inches (545.5 mm)
Weight:
57.3 lb (26 kg) including the imaging cartridge
Durability:
5 years or 360,000 sheets, whichever comes
first
A-4 Specifications
Electrical
Specification
110 V model
230 V model
Voltage
108 V to 132 V
207 V to 253 V
Rated frequency
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
Rated current
7A
4A
Power consumption
Less than 750 W
Less than 750 W
Power consumption in
Standby mode with no
options installed
Less than 45 W
Less than 45 W
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s voltage.
Ethernet cables
IEEE 802.3 10BASE2 RG-58A/U coaxial cable via BNC connector
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T straight-through twisted pair modular
cable via RJ45 connector
Interfaces
In the tables below, the column heading “Direction” refers to the
direction of signal flow as viewed from the printer.
Specifications A-5
Parallel B Interface
The parallel B (IEEE 1284-I compliant) interface connector pin
assignments are shown in the table below.
Pin
Direction
Compatibility
Nibble
ECP
1
IN
nStrobe
HostClk
HostClk
2
IN/OUT
DATA1
DATA1
DATA1
3
IN/OUT
DATA2
DATA2
DATA2
4
IN/OUT
DATA3
DATA3
DATA3
5
IN/OUT
DATA4
DATA4
DATA4
6
IN/OUT
DATA5
DATA5
DATA5
7
IN/OUT
DATA6
DATA6
DATA6
8
IN/OUT
DATA7
DATA7
DATA7
9
IN/OUT
DATA8
DATA8
DATA8
10
OUT
nACK
PtrClk
PeriphClk
11
OUT
Busy
PrtBusy
PeriphAck
12
OUT
PError
AckDataReq
NaCKrEVERSE
13
OUT
Select
Xflag
Xflag
14
IN
nAutoFd
HostBusy
HostAck
15
—
NC
NC
NC
16
—
GND
GND
GND
17
—
CG
CG
CG
18
OUT
Peripheral
Logic High
Peripheral
Logic High
Peripheral Logic
High
19 - 30
—
GND
GND
GND
31
IN
nlnit
nlnit
nReverseRequest
32
OUT
nFault
nDataAvail
nPeriphRequest
33
—
GND
GND
GND
34
—
NC
NC
NC
35
OUT
+5V
+5V
+5V
36
IN
nSelectln
IEEE1284
Active
IEEE1284 Active
A-6 Specifications
Parallel C Interface
The parallel C (IEEE 1284-II compliant) interface connector pin
assignments are shown in the table below.
Pin
Direction
Compatibility
Nibble
ECP
1
OUT
Busy
PtrBusy
PeriphAck
2
OUT
Select
Xflag
Xflag
3
OUT
nAck
PtrClk
PeriphClk
4
OUT
nFault
nDataAvail
nPriphRequest
5
OUT
PError
AckDataReq
nAckReverse
6
IN/OUT
DATA1
DATA1
DATA1
7
IN/OUT
DATA2
DATA2
DATA2
8
IN/OUT
DATA3
DATA3
DATA3
9
IN/OUT
DATA4
DATA4
DATA4
10
IN/OUT
DATA5
DATA5
DATA5
11
IN/OUT
DATA6
DATA6
DATA6
12
IN/OUT
DATA7
DATA7
DATA7
13
IN/OUT
DATA8
DATA8
DATA8
14
IN
nlnit
ninit
nReverseRequest
15
IN
nStrobe
HostClk
HostClk
16
IN
nSelectln
IEEE1284
Active
IEEE1284
Active
17
IN
nAutoFd
HostBusy
HostAck
18
IN
Host Logic
High
Host Logic
High
Host Logic
High
19- 35
—
GND
GND
GND
36
OUT
Peripheral
Logic High
Peripheral
Logic High
Peripheral
Logic High
Specifications A-7
Using ECP Mode in Windows 95
To use the ECP mode with the Parallel C or Parallel B
connectors, your computer must support the ECP mode. You
must also have an ECP parallel cable.
Note:
The ECP mode is not available with Windows 3.1 and Windows NT.
To use the ECP mode, follow these steps:
1. Make the ECP mode settings in the BIOS setting program
that comes with your computer. (For details of the settings
and the program, see your computer manual.)
2. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
3. Right-click the System icon, and click Open in the menu
that appears.
4. Select the Device Manager tab.
5. Select the ECP Printer Port under Ports [COM & LPT], then
click the Properties button.
6. Select the Resources tab.
7. Make the appropriate setting in the Resource settings dialog
box. (This setting depends on your computer system. For
details, see your computer manual.)
8. Click OK to save the settings.
A-8 Specifications
Serial Interface
The printer's optional LocalTalk/Serial interface can be set for
either RS-232C or current loop operation. The data format
settings can be changed using SelecType; see Chapter 3 for
information on changing SelecType settings.
Word length:
7 or 8 bits
Parity:
None, odd, or even
Stop bits:
1 or 2
Printer ready
protocol:
Enabled (XON/XOFF protocol set to ON)
Baud rate
(bits per second):
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200,
38400, 57600
Signal level:
RS-232C; conforms to EIA
Connector:
D-sub 25-pin connector (computer)/mini DIN
(printer)
Note:
When using the serial interface as RS-232C, the availability of baud rates
over 38400 depends on your computer's hardware reliability (including
the interface cable). When using the serial interface as current loop, the
availability of baud rates over 2400 depends on your computer's
hardware reliability (including the interface cable). EPSON does not
recommend or guarantee the use of any particular brand of computer.
Handshaking
The printer's optional LocalTalk/Serial interface can use DTR
(Data Terminal Ready) signal levels and XON/XOFF
communication protocols either separately or in combination.
When the vacant area for data in the input buffer drops to 256
bytes, the printer outputs an XOFF code or sets the DTR signal
level to low (MARK), indicating that it cannot receive more data.
Specifications A-9
Once the vacant area for data in the buffer recovers to 512 bytes,
the printer outputs the XON code or sets the DTR flag to high
(SPACE), indicating that it is again ready to receive data.
Error handling
An asterisk (*) is printed if a parity error, framing error, or
overrun error is detected.
Pin assignments
The serial interface connector pin assignments and interface
signals are described in the table below. “Direction” refers to the
direction of signal flow as viewed from the printer.
Signal
pin
RS-232C
Direction
Current
loop
Direction
Description
1
DTR
OUT
N.C.
—
Data terminal ready.
Indicates whether or not
the printer is ready to
receive data. If the
printer ready protocol is
not selected, the printer
is always ready to
receive data ( pin is
always HIGH). If the
printer ready protocol is
selected, the printer
can accept data when
the pin level is HIGH and
cannot accept data
when the pin level is
LOW. When the DTR
signal goes LOW, the
host computer must
stop sending data within
256 characters. This
function can be set on
or off with the printer’s
default-setting mode.
2
CTS
IN
—
—
Always ignored.
3
TXD
OUT
TTY-TXD
return
IN
Transmits data from the
printer to the computer.
4
GND
—
GND
—
Always ignored.
A-10 Specifications
Signal
pin
RS-232C
Direction
Current
loop
Direction
Description
5
RXD
IN
TTY-RXD
return
OUT
Transmits data from the
computer to the printer.
6
N.C.
—
TTY-TXD
OUT
Transmits data from the
printer to the computer.
7
N.C.
—
N.C.
—
Always ignored
8
N.C.
—
N.C.
—
Always ignored.
23
—
TTY-RXD
Return
—
Transmits data from the
computer to the printer.
24
—
TTY-RXD
Return
—
Transmits data from the
printer to the computer.
25
—
TTY-RXD
IN
Transmits data from the
computer to the printer.
250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Cassette
(C812691)
Paper size:
A3, B4, F4, A4, B5, A5, Ledger, Legal, GLG,
Letter, GLT, Executive, HLT
Paper weight:
16 to 24 lb (60 to 90 g/m2)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system; capacity up
to 250 sheets (20 lb or 75 g/m2 paper)
Feeding speed:
For the first sheet with A4 or letter, 16 seconds
or less; subsequent sheets, 20 pages/minute
Paper types:
Plain paper, such as copier paper, and
recycled paper
AC power supply:
DC 5 V supplied by the printer
Dimensions:
Height
4.1 inches (104 mm)
Width
Depth
21.5 inches (546 mm)
20.5 inches (521 mm)
Weight
12.1 lb (5.5 kg)
Specifications A-11
250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Tray (C812701)
Fits in optional 250 Sheet Universal Lower Paper Cassette listed
above.
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette—Letter (C812651)
Paper size:
Letter
Paper weight:
16 to 24 lb (60 to 90 g/m2)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 500 sheets
(20 lb or 75 g/m2 paper)
Feeding speed:
For the first sheet, 16 seconds or less;
subsequent sheets, 20 pages per minute
Paper types:
Plain paper, such as copier paper, and
recycled paper
AC power
supply:
DC 5 V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and
weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
4.1 inches (104 mm)
21.5 inches (546 mm)
18.9 inches (480 mm)
11 lb (5.0 kg)
500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray—Letter (C812661)
Fits in optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette listed above.
A-12 Specifications
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette—A4 (C812641)
Paper size:
A4
Paper weight:
16 to 24 lb (60 to 90 g/m2)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 500 sheets
(20 lb or 75 g/m2 paper)
Feeding speed:
For the first sheet, 16 seconds or less;
subsequent sheets, 20 pages per minute
Paper types:
Plain paper, such as copier paper, and
recycled paper
AC power
supply:
DC 5 V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and
weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
4.1 inches (104 mm)
21.5 inches (546 mm)
18.9 inches (480 mm)
11 lb (11.0 kg)
500 Sheet Lower Paper Tray—A4 (C812671)
Fits in optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette listed above.
Specifications A-13
Duplex Unit (C812681)
Paper size:
A3, B4, F4, A4, B5, International B5, A5, Ledger,
Legal, GLG, Letter, GLT, Executive, HLT
Paper weight:
16 to 24 lb (60 to 90 g/m2)
Feeding speed:
For the first sheet with A4 or letter, 26 seconds
or less; subsequent sheets with A4 or letter, 12
pages per minute
Paper types:
Plain paper, such as copier paper, and
recycled paper
AC power supply:
DC 24 V supplied by the printer
Dimensions:
Height
9.6 inches (244 mm)
Width
Depth
16.7 inches (424 mm)
2.8 inches (71 mm)
Weight
4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
Imaging Cartridge (S051035)
Storage temperature:
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Storage humidity:
35 to 85% RH
Shelf life:
18 months after production
Life:
Up to 10,000 pages under the following
conditions: Letter or A4-size paper,
continuous printing, and 5% print ratio
The number of pages you can print with an imaging cartridge
varies depending on the type of printing. If you print a few
pages at a time or print dense text exceeding the 5% print ratio,
your cartridge may print fewer pages.
A-14 Specifications
Ethernet Interface Connector Card
Operating temperature:
41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Storage temperature
32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
Operating humidity:
20 to 80%
Storage humidity
5 to 95%
Specifications A-15
Index
Numerics
1239X menu, 3-23
A
Accessing, printer driver, 2-2
Accessories, purchasing, 5
ALT button, 3-4
AppleTalk interface card, installing,
4-10 to 4-12
Auto Continue, 3-14
AUX menu, 3-18
B
Baud rate, setting, 3-17
Bidirectional communication,
enabling, 3-16
Binding setting, 3-12
Bitmaps, making settings for, 2-7
Buttons, control panel, 3-3 to 3-4
C
Cables, Ethernet, A-5
Cassettes
installing lower paper cassettes,
4-15 to 4-16
optional paper cassettes available,
4-2
Changing
emulation modes, 3-10 to 3-11
language on control panel, 3-15
printer driver settings, 2-4 to 2-6
SelecType settings, 3-7 to 3-9
serial printer settings, 3-17
Cleaning the printer, 5-8 to 5-10
Clearing
errors, 3-3
pending jobs, 3-4
printer memory, 3-3
Coax interface card, installing, 4-10
to 4-12
CompuServe, 7
Config menu, 3-13
Connector pin assignments
parallel B interface, A-6
parallel C interface, A-7
serial interface, A-10
Continue
button, 3-4
light, 3-3
Control panel
binding setting, 3-12
buttons, 3-3 to 3-4
changing language, 3-15
checking toner, 3-16
copies setting, 3-12
lights, 3-2
LocalTalk settings, 3-18
manual feed setting, 3-12
page orientation setting, 3-12
page size setting, 3-6, 3-12
paper source setting, 3-6, 3-12
paper type setting, 3-14
resolution setting, 3-12
serial printer settings, 3-17
Time Out setting, 3-15
Copies, setting on control panel, 3-6,
3-12
Customer support, 5 to 7
Custom-size paper, 2-9
D
Default settings, changing back to,
2-13, 3-4, 3-16
Index IN-1
Density setting, 2-10, 3-13
Download service, 6
Duplex printing, 1-7 to 1-8
installing a Duplex Unit, 4-16 to
4-19
problems, 6-3
removing a Duplex Unit, 4-19 to
4-21
setting in control panel, 3-12
setting in printer driver, 2-9
specifications of Duplex Unit,
A-14
EPSONScript Level 2 ROM module,
4-2
installing, 4-21 to 4-24
removing, 4-25
Error messages, 6-2 to 6-9
Errors
clearing, 3-3, 3-4
ignoring paper size errors, 3-14
parity checking, 3-17
recovering automatically from,
3-14
ESCP2 menu, 3-22
Ethernet card, specifications, A-15
E
ECP mode, using in Windows 95,
A-8
Electrical specifications, A-5
Electronic support services, 6, 7
Emulation modes
1239X, 3-23
changing, 3-10 to 3-11
ESCP2, 3-22
FX, 3-22
GL/2, 3-19
LJ4 Plus (PCL5e), 2-4, 3-18 to 3-19
LocalTalk, 3-18
PostScript, 3-10, 3-21
Energy Star compliance, 7
Energy, conserving, 7, 8, 3-15
Enter button, 3-8
Envelopes
loading, 1-2, 1-6 to 1-7
printing, 1-2
Environmental specifications, A-4
EPSON
accessories, 5
CompuServe Forum, 7
Customer Care Centers, 5
download service, 6
FTP site, 6
telephone numbers, 5
World Wide Web site, 6
EPSON Status Monitor, 2
IN-2 Index
F
Fonts
accessing Font Manager, 2-5
checking available fonts, 3-9
GL2 emulation mode, 3
LJ4 emulation mode, 3
printing a font sample, 2-12, 3-10
problems printing, 6-15
setting fonts for LJ4 mode, 3-18
Form Feed, 3-3, 3-4
FTP site, 6
FX menu, 3-22
G
GL2 menu, 3-19
GPIB interface card, installing, 4-10
to 4-12
Graphics
Image Optimum setting, 2-12
printing mode settings, 2-10
problems printing, 6-16
resolution, 2-7
H
Halftone settings, 2-7
Handshaking, serial, A-9
Help
from EPSON, 5 to 7
with printer driver, 2-6
Hex dump mode, 6-9
I
Image Optimum, 2-12, 3-14, 6-5
Imaging cartridge
amount of toner, 3-16
replacing, 5-2 to 5-5
specifications, A-14, A-15
Installing
Duplex Unit, 4-16 to 4-19
EPSONScript Level 2 module,
4-21 to 4-24
LocalTalk/Serial module, 4-5 to
4-10
lower paper cassettes, 4-15 to 4-16
memory modules, 4-21 to 4-24
type B interface cards, 4-10 to 4-12
Interface, setting on control panel,
3-15
Internet, 6
Item button, 3-8
L
Labels, 1-3
Language, changing on control
panel, 3-15
LJ4 emulation mode, 2-4, 3-18 to 3-19
fonts, 3
Loading paper
lower paper cassette, 1-10 to 1-11
manually, 1-6 to 1-7
LocalTalk
installing a LocalTalk/Serial
module, 4-5 to 4-10
settings, 3-18
Lower paper cassette
loading paper, 1-10 to 1-11
LT menu, 3-18
M
Macintosh, installing an AppleTalk
interface card, 4-10 to 4-12
Manual feed mode
setting in printer driver, 2-8
setting on control panel, 3-6, 3-12
using, 1-6 to 1-7, 6-5
Manuals, how to use, 4
Mechanical specifications, A-4
Memory modules
installing, 4-21 to 4-24
removing, 4-25
requirements, 4-21
Memory problems, 6-5
Memory setting, 2-11, 3-16, 3-17
Menu button, 3-8
Moving the printer, 5-11
Multi-purpose tray, fixing paper
jams, 6-11 to 6-13
O
On Line, 3-3, 3-4
OneTouch modes, 2
Online support, 6, 7
Options, purchasing, 4-3
Orientation
setting in printer driver, 2-6
setting on control panel, 3-6, 3-12
Overlays, accessing Overlay
Manager, 2-5
P
Page
setting page size using One Touch
mode, 3-6
setting page size using SelecType,
3-12
setting page size using the printer
driver, 2-6, 2-9
Page Protect, 3-14
Index IN-3
Paper
choosing, 1-2
custom-size, 1-8 to 1-9, 2-9
feeding problems, 6-10
sizes supported by paper trays,
4-2
source setting, 2-6, 2-8, 3-6, 3-12
special types, 1-2
storing, 1-2
type setting, 3-14
Paper cassettes
fixing paper jams, 6-13
specifications, A-11 to A-13
Paper cassettes, installing, 4-15 to
4-16
Paper jams, fixing, 6-11 to 6-14
Paper tray
optional trays available, 4-2
setting in printer driver, 2-6, 2-8
setting on control panel, 3-6, 3-12
Parallel B interface connector pin
assignments, A-6
Parallel B menu, 3-16
Parallel C interface connector pin
assignments, A-7
Parallel C menu, 3-16
Plotter applications, printing from,
3-19
PostScript emulation mode, 3-21
checking settings, 3-10
installing an AppleTalk interface
card, 4-10 to 4-12
printing font sample, 3-10
Printer
cleaning, 5-8 to 5-10
moving, 5-11
specifications, A-3
IN-4 Index
Printer driver
accessing, 2-2
changing driver settings to their
factory defaults, 2-13
changing settings, 2-4 to 2-6
creating groups of settings, 2-13
duplex setting, 2-9
halftone settings, 2-7
help, 2-6
memory setting, 2-11
page orientation setting, 2-6
page size setting, 2-6, 2-9
paper source setting, 2-6, 2-8
resolution setting, 2-6, 2-7
RITech setting, 2-10
standby mode setting, 2-11
Time Out setting, 2-11
toner density setting, 2-10
Toner Save setting, 2-11
Printing
adjusting print position on page,
3-14
custom-size paper, 1-8 to 1-9
envelopes, 1-2, 1-6
labels, 1-3
manual feed mode, 1-6 to 1-7, 3-6,
3-12
print quality problems, 6-17 to
6-20
special paper, 1-6 to 1-7
two-sided, 1-7 to 1-8
Problems
blank display panel, 6-14
blank pages, 6-16
diagnosing communication
problems, 6-9, 6-14
fixing paper jams, 6-11 to 6-14
garbled output, 6-15
preventing paper feed problems,
6-10
print quality, 6-17 to 6-20
printing fonts, 6-15
printing graphics, 6-16
PS menu, 3-21
R
Remote Control Panel, 2
Removing
Duplex Unit, 4-19 to 4-21
EPSONScript Level 2 module,
4-25
memory modules, 4-25
Reset key sequence, 3-4
Resolution
setting in printer driver, 2-6, 2-7
setting on control panel, 3-12
RITech
adjusting the RITech setting, 5-5 to
5-7
setting in printer driver, 2-10
setting on control panel, 3-6, 3-13
S
Safety instructions, 8 to 14
SelecType
button, 3-3
changing settings, 3-7 to 3-9
problems using settings, 6-17
using, 3-7 to 3-24
SelecType modes, 2
Serial
cable specifications, 4-5
handshaking, A-9
installing a LocalTalk/Serial
module, 4-5 to 4-10
installing a serial interface card,
4-10 to 4-12
settings, A-8
using a serial interface card, 4-12
to 4-14, A-8 to A-11
Serial menu, 3-17
Service, 5 to 7
Settings
baud rate, 3-17
binding, 3-12
changing printer driver, 2-4 to 2-6
changing SelecType, 3-7 to 3-9
changing serial printer, 3-17
changing to factory defaults, 2-13,
3-4, 3-16
copies printed, 2-9, 3-12
current printer settings, obtaining,
3-9
duplexing, 2-9, 3-12
halftone, 2-7
LocalTalk, 3-18
manual feed, 3-12
matching serial settings for
computer and printer, 4-12
page orientation, 2-6, 3-12
page size, 2-6, 2-9, 3-6, 3-12
paper source, 2-6, 2-8, 3-6, 3-12
paper type, 3-14
print resolution, 2-6, 2-7, 3-12
printer memory, 2-11
problems using SelecType or
Remote Control Panel, 6-17
RITech, 2-10
standby mode, 2-11, 3-15
Time Out, 2-11, 3-15
toner density, 2-10, 3-13
toner remaining, 3-16
Toner Save, 2-11
user-defined group settings, 2-13
Setup menu, 3-15
Specifications
Duplex Unit, A-14
electrical, A-5
environmental, A-4
Ethernet card, A-15
imaging cartridge, A-14, A-15
lower paper cassettes, A-11 to
A-13
mechanical, A-4
printer, A-3
Standby mode setting, 2-11, 3-15
Index IN-5
Status messages, 6-2 to 6-9
Status Monitor, 2
Status sheet, printing, 2-12, 3-7, 3-10
Support services, 5 to 7
T
Technical assistance, 6, 7
Telephone numbers for support, 5, 6,
7
Test menu, 3-9
Time Out setting, 2-11, 3-15
Toner
amount remaining, 3-16
density setting, 2-10, 3-13
Toner Save setting, 2-11, 3-6, 3-13
Transparencies, 1-3
Transporting the printer, 5-11
Tray size, 3-13
IN-6 Index
Troubleshooting
diagnosing communication
problems, 6-9, 6-14
fixing paper jams, 6-11 to 6-14
graphics printing problems, 6-16
print quality problems, 6-17 to
6-20
problems printing fonts, 6-15
Twinax interface card, installing,
4-10 to 4-12
V
Value button, 3-8
W
Windows
accessing printer driver from, 2-2
to 2-4
World Wide Web, 6