Chapter 2 Operating the Laser Printer

2.1. Control Panel
Chapter 2
Operating the Laser
Printer
This chapter explains the printer’s control panel and operating procedures. It covers the
fundamental information you will need to use the page printer.
2.1. Control Panel
The printer control panel comprises a message display, keys, and indicators, as shown below.
Symbolic Indicators (E Page 2-4)
u Key
(E Page 2-5)
FORM FEED/
STACK/+ Key
Message Display (E Page 2-2)
CONT/
t Key
ON LINE Key
Copy Indicator
ENTER/STATUS key
- /FEED Key
Paper Size Indicator
Resolution Indicator
Interface Indicator
(E Page 2-2, 3)
EXIT/MODE Key
CANCEL Key
(E Page 2-5)
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2.1. Control Panel
Message Display
The message display gives information in the form of short messages. The six messages listed
below are displayed during normal warm-up and printing.
Message
Meaning
Self test
The printer is self-testing after power-up.
Please wait
The printer is warming up and is not ready.
Ready
The printer is ready to print.
Processing
The printer is receiving data, generating graphics, reading an memory card, or
printing.
Waiting
The printer is waiting for a command that says the job is over before printing the
last page. Pressing the FORM FEED key allows you to obtain the last page
immediately.
Form Feed
Time out
The printer prints the last page after a waiting period.
Other messages appear when the printer needs the operator’s attention as explained in Chapter 5.
Interface Indicator
The interface indicator shows which of the printer’s interfaces is currently active. It uses the
following abbreviations:
PAR Standard bi-directional parallel interface
SER Serial interface (RS-232C/RS-422A)
OPT Optional interface
The PAR , SER , or OPT indicator flashes when the printer is receiving and has received all
the data, and then remains on.
Resolution Indicator
This shows the current printing resolution. The default is 600 dpi (dots-per-inch) in the HP
LaserJet 4 Plus emulation mode and 300 dpi in other emulation modes. The printer’s resolution can be selected using the printer’s control panel (See the last page in this manual.).
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2.1. Control Panel
Paper Size Indicator
This is the paper SIZE indicator which indicates:
p the size of the current paper cassette (letter size for the U.S.A. and A4 for European
countries).
The following abbreviations are used to indicate the paper sizes.
A4
ISO A4 (21 cm ✕ 29.7 cm)
BU
Business (4-1/8 ✕ 9-1/2 inches)*
A5
ISO A5 (14.8 cm ✕ 21 cm)
DL
ISO DL (11 ✕ 22 cm)*
A6
ISO A6 (10.5 cm ✕ 14.8 cm)*
C5
ISO C5 (16.2 ✕ 22.9 cm)*
B5
JIS B5 (18.2 cm ✕ 25.6 cm)
b5
ISO B5 (17.6 ✕ 25 cm)*
B6
JIS B6 (12.8 cm ✕ 18.2 cm)*
EX
LT
Letter (8-1/2 ✕ 11 inches)
Executive (7-1/4 ✕ 10-1/2 inches)
[only the multi-purpose tray feeding]
LG
Legal (8-1/2 ✕ 14 inches)
#6
Commercial 6-3/4 (3-5/8 ✕ 6-1/2 inches)*
MO
Monarch (3-7/8 ✕ 7-1/2 inches)*
#9
Commercial 9 (3-7/8 ✕ 8-7/8 inches)*
* with only the multi-purpose tray feeding or optional envelope feeder (EF-1) installed.
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While the printer is Processing data to print, the SIZE indicator indicates
the paper size selected by the application software.
Copy Indicator
Indicates the number of copies set in the current interface (1 -999 ), and the number is reduced as printing proceeds.
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2.1. Control Panel
Symbolic Indicators
The symbolic indicators light during normal operation
and when the printer needs attention.
Indicator
Name
Face-down
stack indicator
Flashing: Indicates the possibility that paper may be jammed at
this point, open and remove any jammed paper.
See Section 5.6.
Lit: indicates when printed pages are delivered to the face-down
output tray.
Face-up
stack indicator
Flashing: Indicates the possibility that paper may be jammed at
this point, open and remove any jammed paper.
See Section 5.6.
Lit: indicates when printed pages are delivered to the face-up
output tray, or to the option stacker if installed.
Toner indicator
Cassette feed
indicator
ON LINE
DATA
ATTENTION
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Description
Flashes when the toner supply is low to request replenishing. See
Section 4.1.
Flashing: Indicates the possibility that paper may be jammed at
this point, open and remove any jammed paper.
See Section 5.6.
Lit: indicates when paper is fed from the paper feed cassette.
Multi-purpose feed
indicator
Flashing: Indicates the possibility that paper may be jammed at
this point, open and remove any jammed paper.
See Section 5.6.
Lit: indicates when paper is fed from the multi-purpose feed tray,
or the option envelope feeder if installed.
On-line indicator
Flashes when a memory error has occurred. (See Table 5.3.)
Lights when the printer is on-line. The printer prints received data.
Goes off when the printer is off-line. The printer stores but does
not print received data.
Data indicator
Attention
indicator
Flashing: Indicates data transfer is taking place.
Lit: Indicates either that data is being processed, or that data is
being written to the memory card.
Flashing: Indicates when the printer needs maintenance attention
or the printer is warming up (Please wait ). Read the
message on the message display and consult Chapter 5.
Lit: Indicates when a problem or an error occurs which may be
cleared by the user. (For example, the paper feed cassette is
empty.) Read the message in the message display and consult
Chapter 5.
2.1. Control Panel
Control Keys
The control panel keys are used to configure the printer.
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Settings made with these keys effect only the interface currently in use.
Key
ON LINE
CONT
t
STACK
+
FORM FEED
Function
Switches the printer on-line and off-line.
1. Depending on the message being indicated, there are cases where
operation will continue after pressing the CONT key. If such a message is
displayed, operation will be resumed after pressing this key.
(See Table 5.3)
2.Used as the t key in the mode selection function.
1. Selects whether printed pages are delivered to the face-down, face-up
tray, or optional sorter/stacker (if installed).
2. Lets you access the desired item or enter numeric values. In some of the
control procedures, the (CONT ) and (FORM FEED) keys are used to enter
or exit the sub items.
t
u
1. Prints and feeds out one page.
2. Used as the u key in the mode selection function.
u
Abandons a printing job, resets numeric values, or cancels a setting
procedure.
CANCEL
EXIT
MODE
FEED
ENTER
1. When pressed during mode selection, terminates the setting and returns
to the Ready condition.
2. Used to select the emulation, font, character code set; to read an memory
card; to select the automatic cassette mode; and others (See the last page in
this manual.).
1. Enables access to the desired item or entering of numeric values. In some
of the control procedures, the (CONT ) and (FORM FEED) keys are used
to enter or exit the sub items.
2. Selects the cassette feed or multi purpose tray feed.
t
u
1. Finalizes numeric values and other selections.
2. Prints a page of status information on all interfaces together (The printer
must be on-line.).
STATUS
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Most of the panel functions can also be controlled by PRESCRIBE II commands
or commands generated by application software. The printer obeys the most
recently received printer settings sent from the application software, or from
the printer driver, which take priority over control panel settings.
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2.2. Operating Procedures
2.2. Operating Procedures
Switching Power On
Check that the power cord is securely plugged in at both
ends.
Check that the printer is connected to the computer. In
switching power on, the general rule is to switch on printer
power first, computer power second.
1.
Push the power switch to the ON ( | ) position.
2.
Wait for the printer to warm up. During warm-up the
message display indicates Self test.
Power Switch
At the end of the warm-up period, the ON LINE indicator lights, and the message display indicates Ready . The printer is now ready to print.
Stack Selection
The STACK key selects the tray to which the printed pages are delivered. The STACK key can be used
whenever the message display indicates Ready .
Press the STACK key. The selection toggles and is momentarily displayed in the message display
as:
Face-up tray
Face-down tray
The current selection is indicated by a green light on the printer symbol
above the key.
Also, if the printer is being used with the optional sorter or stacker, the destination of the paper from each can be selected.
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2.2. Operating Procedures
Feed Selection
The FEED key selects the paper feed cassette [Cassette ] or multi
-purpose tray [MP tray ] (or the option paper feeder[s], if installed)
as the paper source. The FEED key can be used whenever the message
display indicates Ready or Add paper.
Press the FEED key. The selection cycles and is momentarily displayed in
the message display as:
Cassette
MP tray
The current selection is indicated by a green light on the printer symbol above the key.
On-line/Off-line Setting
By pressing the ON LINE key you can change the printer between the on-line state, in which it
prints the data it receives from the computer, and the off-line state, in which it stores the data
for printing later.
1.
Make sure that the message display indicates Ready .
2.
Press the ON LINE key.
If the printer is on-line, it changes to off-line. If the printer is off-line, it changes back to on
-line.
The ON LINE indicator lights when the printer is on-line.
Going off-line may or may not halt communication between the printer and computer, depending on details of the current interface. While off-line, the printer continues to accept any
data that arrives until the current interface buffer is full, at which point it instructs the computer to stop sending data. Data stored while off-line are printed when the printer is returned
to the on-line state.
Abandoning a Printing Job
You can abandon a printing job before it is completed. If the printer is simultaneously receiving data on more than one interface, you can selectively cancel the printing job on a particular
interface.
This procedure can be used while the message display indicates Processing or
Waiting .
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2.2. Operating Procedures
1.
Halt the printing program on the computer. The printer continues to print the data it has
already received. It is a good idea to set the printer to off-line first.
2.
Press the CANCEL key. The message display indicates Print Cancel ? and also the
interface from which data is arriving, by the one of the following messages:
Parallel
Serial
Option
3.
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*
Press the ENTER key. This clears the printing job on the interface indicated on the message display.
If the printer is receiving data simultaneously on its interfaces, you must be
sure which interface the job you wish to abandon is on. With Print
Cancel indicated on the message display, press the + key repeatedly until
the interface is displayed on the message display. Then, press the ENTER key to
abandon the job.
When a few pages have been printed out, the printer stops, ready to begin the next job.
If you do not stop the computer program first, after the printer executes the
printing halt, it immediately starts printing again as it continues to receive
data from the computer.
Status Printout
If you want to check the printer’s current status, including memory available, and option settings, you can find the information you need on the status page. To print out a status page,
the printer must be on-line. Proceed as follows:
1.
Make sure the message display indicates Ready .
2.
Press the STATUS key. The printer prints a page of status information.
The message display indicates Processing during printing of the status page, then returns to Ready .
For a full description of the status page, see next page.
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Items and values on the status page may vary depending on the printer model
and printer’s firmware version.
2.2. Operating Procedures
1
2
Option
interface
information
(if installed)
3a
3
4
5
6
Sample Status Page
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2.2. Operating Procedures
1 — Firmware version information
The printer’s firmware version number and release date.
2 — Current status information
This information gives the printer’s temporary settings which are made by application or PRESCRIBE II commands or software. Note that this information pertains to the current interface
only.
Emulation type is indicated by the one of the following numbers.
0-Line printer
1-IBM Proprinter X24E
2-Diablo 630
5-Epson LQ-850
6-HP LaserJet 4 Plus
3 — Interface-dependent parameters
By default, each one column for the serial and parallel interfaces appears on the status page
and any changes in the settings affect the serial or parallel interface respectively. With an optional interface installed, a column for the option interface is also displayed.
These parameters may be set independently for each interface, i.e. changes made to the settings for one interface do not affect the other interface(s). Commands to change these settings affect the interface on which the command was received. Some of these settings may
also be changed from the printer’s front panel by first selecting the desired interface and then
changing the setting. For more information on setting these parameters, see the PRESCRIBE II
Programming manual Chapter 5, Permanent Parameters.
3a — Default font name (V3)
The power-up scalable font (if specified) for each interface is listed here. The example which
follows indicates that the power-up scalable font is AudreyTwo-RegularSWC on the parallel interface.
3a
4 — Non interface dependent parameters
These parameters affect all interfaces simultaneously. Any changes made with these parameters may interfere with the jobs on the other interface(s).
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5 — Memory allocation status
Total memory shows the total amount of memory installed in the printer, including the expanded memory, if installed. User available shows how much memory is available for
storing information to be printed.
6 — Service information
This information is for service purposes.
7 — User defined font list
The second status page is a list of fonts (if any) and font information that has been downloaded from the computer.
In the example below, first three lines represent the numbers, font names (typefaces), and the
sizes in kilobytes of three downloaded bitmap fonts. In line 4, you can see the Swiss742SWC
-Bold font with font number 3000.
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Form Feed
Depending on your software, there is sometimes a delay before the printer prints the last page
of a job. This occurs when the printer is not informed by a code or command that the job is
over.
If you wait a while, the printer will eventually time out and print the last page. If you do not
want to wait, you can obtain the page immediately by pressing the FORM FEED key.
The FORM FEED key can be used when the printer is on-line and the message display indicates
Waiting. The FORM FEED key does not operate while the printer is off-line. Form feed effects
only the current interface. It will not feed out a page that may be in the other interface’s buffer.
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Most application software sends the end-of-job command automatically.
Pressing the FORM FEED key in the middle of a printing job may cause an unexpected page break and other printing errors.
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2.3. Using the Mode Select Menu
2.3. Using the Mode Select Menu
This section explains how to use the MODE key on the control panel. The MODE key allows you
to set or change the printer environment such as the number of copies to make, emulation,
page orientation, code set, etc. to your specific needs.
The following items can be selected by using the MODE , + and - , and ENTER keys. Also, the
diagram on the last page in this manual gives a quick reference to the full options and the sequence of selection.
Mode Select Menu
Item
Interface
Function
>
Default Setting
Selects the interface on which the control panel
settings are effective. This setting affects only the
currently active interface.
Parallel setting has a sub item in which one of
three data transmission modes can be selected —
Auto , Normal, or High speed
Serial setting has five sub items, and sets the
following RS-232C/RS-422A parameters:
Baud rate
Data bits
Stop bits
Parity
Protocol
Parallel
Number of copies
Sets the number of copies to be printed.
001
Emulation
>
Changes the emulation mode on the current
interface. The key allows access to sub item
>Code set.
HP LJ 4Plus
Font
>
Selects the bitmap or scalable font for the current
interface. Sub items allow selection of typefaces
and scaling of the scalable font.
Bitmap
Page orientation
The + and - keys toggle between portrait and
landscape page orientations.
Portrait
Opt. ROM
>
Reads information from the option ROM installed
in the printer’s main board.
—
MEMORY CARD
>
Reads or writes data from or to an memory card
in the printer’s memory card slot. Also, this menu
allows deletion of data from an memory card;
and formatting the memory card.
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u
Auto
9600
8
1
None
DTR(pos.)&XON
2.3. Using the Mode Select Menu
Item
MP tray mode
Function
>
Default Setting
Selects the multi-purpose tray mode from first,
First
cassette, or manual.
The key allows access to submenu >MP
A4 or Letter
tray size , selects the size of multi-purpose
tray.
u
Envelope size
Selects the size of envelope for the optional
envelope feeder.
DL or Business
Bulk feeder size
Selects the size of paper for the optional bulk
paper feeder.
A4 or Letter
Paper type
Selects the paper type for printing — Normal (60
-90 g/m2 ) or Thick (90-200 g/m2 ) .
We recommned that is fed from the Multi
-purpose tray and printed paper output to the
Face-up tray.
Normal
Duplex mode
Selects the binding mode for duplex printing
—short-edge or long-edge binding.
None
Selects the sorter mode from stacker, collator,
sorter, and mail box modes.
Stacker
Selects one of the automatic paper cassette
switching modes. Only available when the printer
is installed with the optional paper feeder (PF
-20/PF-20mini).
None
Sorter mode
>
Auto cassette
Others
>
u
—
By pressing the (FORM FEED) key and + and keys, the following settings can be made:
To set the formfeed time-out time and sleep timer
time-out time; to print in hexadecimal dump
mode; to print a list of resident fonts; to reset the
printer; to set the linefeed and carriage-return
action, panel keep mode, and the message
language; to read the total pages printed; to
optimize the KIR level, and to set the Ecoprint
mode, and the resource protection mode;
optimize printing resolution; to adjust the print
density .
: These items are available only when the printer is installed with the applicable
option unit/kit.
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For items with the > mark on the message display, the (FORM FEED) key lets you go down
to the sub items which give access to more items to change the relevant settings.
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2.4. Sleep (Ecopower) Mode
2.4. Sleep (Ecopower) Mode
The printer has a sleep timer to conserve power when the printer is not printing, processing,
or receiving data. You can adjust the timer value, the length of time the printer waits before
entering sleeping mode in the absence of data.
Any value from 0 to 120 [minutes] (the factory setting is 30 [minutes]) can be entered in 5
-minute increments. You can use the or key to move the cursor back and forth through
the figures to rapidly set a large value.
t u
If the printer receives no data for the period adjusted as above, it times out and enters into sleeping
mode, indicating Sleeping on the message display. When you send data for printing to the
printer again or press a key on the control panel, the printer starts warming up, indicating
Please wait , and becomes ready and on-line.
Opening and closing the printer’s top cover or drawing out and closing the current paper cassette also awakens the printer to start warming up and become ready.
The printer also enters into sleeping mode if it times out while MODE SELECTing, or requesting
the addition of paper or toner, indicating the appropriate maintenance message on its message display.
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2.5. KIR Level
2.5. KIR Level
This printer incorporates the KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement) smoothing function. KIR provides
high quality printing by providing a software-type improvement to the resolution. Three different types of KIR level can be selected.
You can print a KIR test pattern to see how the current KIR setting works. To print a test pattern, follow Mode Select Menu on the last page of this manual.
Q
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The KIR setting is None . The KIR setting is Medium .
To ensure the optimum KIR setting, the print density must be set to "03 " using the printer’s MODE SELECT.
Test Pattern Page
KIR Checking Lines
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2.6. Ecoprint mode
Optimized stripes
The current KIR setting is optimal.
Dark vertical stripes
Set the KIR mode to Light or Medium . Try printing the test
pattern again. If you still get dark vertical stripes, adjust the print
density control to a lighter setting. (See the last page in this manual.)
White vertical stripes
Set the KIR mode to Medium or Dark . Try printing the test pattern again. If you still get white vertical stripes, adjust the print density
control to a darker setting. (See the last page in this manual.)
2.6. Ecoprint mode
The Ecoprint enables you to reduce the amount of
toner consumed on the page so as to save your
printing costs. You can set to Ecoprint mode on,
as follows. (The factory-setting is off . )
The Ecoprint mode setting is On when the printing
image becomes lighter, yet very readable.
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The Ecoprint setting has no effect on
the print speed.
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Ecoprint setting is
Off (default).
Ecoprint setting is
On .
2.7. Resource Protection
2.7. Resource Protection
When you switch from the HP LaserJet emulation to another, all downloaded fonts and macros are
lost. Resource protection preserves these PCL resources in memory so that they are intact when you
change the emulation back to HP LaserJet 4 Plus.
By using the printer’s MODE SELECT, you can select from two resource protection modes as
follows:
>Resource prot.
Permanent
In this mode, the printer stores fonts, macros, symbol sets, etc. in memory that were downloaded
as permanent PCL resources. All temporary resources are lost when the emulation mode is changed
from HP LaserJet 4 Plus to another or vice versa.
>Resource prot.
Perm / Temp
In this mode, the printer stores both permanent and temporary resources when the emulation
mode is changed from HP LaserJet 4 Plus to another or vice versa.
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Resource protection requires extra memory to store the downloaded fonts and
macros. The total size of the printer memory recommended for using the resource protection option is affected by several factors. See section 1.7. Memory Expansion Installation.
2.8. Adjusting the Print Density
If necessary, the print density can be adjusted from the MODE SELECT MENU. The required
print density can be selected from five different steps (01 - 05 ). The factory setting is 03 ,
and there is normally no need to alter this setting.
When using the KIR function, please use the "03 " setting.
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2.9. Setting the Audio Warning (Buzzer)
2.9. Setting the Audio Warning (Buzzer)
In addition to the message displayed when the paper supply is exhausted, or when paper jamming occurs, an audio warning is made to sound. This is useful, for example, when the printer
is in a location some distance from the user.
The audio alarm is set to ON when leaving the factory. An audio alarm corresponding to the
type of printer error will sound according to the table below. If the alarm is set to OFF, it is
made not to sound.
Type of Error and Corresponding Audio Alarm (Buzzer)
Priority
High
Error Message
Replace Toner
Clean printr
Replace
wastetoner bottle
Clean printer
.. Press CONT
Paper jam
Face-down tray
paper full
Option stacker
paper full
Remove
Opt.
Stacker paper
Paper path error
Memory overflow
.. Press CONT
Print overrun
.. Press CONT
KPDL error
.. Press CONT
MEMORYCARD err
.. Press CONT
Opt. ROM error
.. Press CONT
Set paper
Press CONT
Load paper
Low
Add paper
Alarm Frequency
Short beeps: approx. 0.8 s
Long beeps: approx. 0.4 s
Remarks
short beeps
—
short beeps
—
short beeps
—
short beeps
—
short beeps
*
short beeps
**
short beeps
**
short beeps
**
short beeps
—
short beeps
—
short beeps
**
short beeps
**
short beeps
**
short beeps
—
short beeps
—
long beeps
—
* Model FS-3700 only
** These error messages are displayed if the relevant option is fitted.
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2.9. Setting the Audio Warning (Buzzer)
The alarm will continue to sound while the error condition continues (if the printer is in the
sleep mode, the alarm will be silent for that period alone). The alarm will cease to sound, however, when the CANCEL key is pressed.
To rectify the various error conditions listed above, please refer to Chapter 5 of this manual, or
to the operating manuals accompanying the various optional equipment.
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If you wish to cancel the data being processed while the audio alarm is
sounding, press the CANCEL key twice. Firstly, the audio alarm will be turned
OFF, and then the data processing will be canceled.
After the audio alarm has been set to ON, even if the PRESCRIBE II FRPO INIT
command is executed, the printer will not return to the initial (OFF) alarm
setting. To set the audio alarm to OFF, reset using the mode selector menu
from the control panel.
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2.10. Operating a Memory Card
2.10. Operating a Memory Card
Hints on Writing Fonts to the Memory Card
Some memory card writer utility programs are available for writing data to the memory card. If
you write fonts into a memory card, we recommend you write them as font data and not as
host data. Fonts written in a memory card as font data are automatically loaded in the printer
when it is switched on and are usable on all the printer interfaces simultaneously. The printer
reads only the header part of these fonts into its memory and therefore these fonts do not occupy a large area in the printer’s memory.
If you write the fonts in the memory card as host data, the fonts are transferred directly from the
memory card into the printer’s memory when the card is read. This may require extra memory to
be installed in the printer as they usually occupy a great amount of the printer’s memory. Moreover, use of the fonts is restricted on only the interface that was active during the fonts were read
from the memory card.
To properly write font data into the memory card, refer to the memory card writer manufacture’s instructions.
Reading Fonts/Data from a Memory Card
If the memory card is already inserted in the slot when the printer is powered on, the fonts are
automatically read into the printer. To reread the fonts from a memory card, use the >Read
fonts function.
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The PRESCRIBE II FRPO I0 command specifies the name of the partition in the
memory card to be read automatically at power up. See PRESCRIBE II Programming Manual, Chapter 5 .
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2.10. Operating a Memory Card
Writing Data to a Memory Card
A memory card can hold up to 127 data partition names, depending on its capacity. When
writing to the card, a name is assigned automatically. You can use the procedure later in this
section to print a list of data names for confirmation.
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You cannot write font data to a memory card with the printer.
To write data to a memory card, proceed as follows.
First check that the memory card can be writable (that the memory card is properly formatted,
not write-protected, and its internal battery is not exhausted, for example). Otherwise, the
>Write data message to be explained below will not be shown on the message display.
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1.
If the card inserted in the memory card slot is not formatted, the >Format
option will automatically appear on the display. Refer to Formatting a memory
card which follows this section and format the memory card.
With the message display showing >Write data , press the ENTER key. A blinking
question mark will appear as follows:
>Write data ?
2.
Press the ENTER key. The message display changes to show Processing , then to
Waiting. If you want to abandon writing, press the CANCEL key.
3.
In this state, send the file from the computer to the printer as in the example below.
Example:
To send the file (data) TEST.TXT on drive C, enter the following at the DOS prompt (C:\):
COPY TEST.TXT PRN
The file is written onto the memory card given a destination name (also referred to as a
partition name) which the printer automatically assigns one after another as follows:
DataS001 (first data), DataS002 (second data), DataS003 (third data),
... DataS127 (last data)
In the example above, if the file TEST.TXT is the first data to be written onto the memory
card, the destination name will be DataS001 .
By using the PRESCRIBE II ICCD (read/write memory card) command to write data to a
memory card, you can change the destination name to be the same as the original name
or any other name you desire.
As the printer receives data, the message display changes to Processing , then
when the end of the data is received, the message display changes to Waiting .
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2.10. Operating a Memory Card
4.
u
Check that the message display has changed to Waiting , then press the (FORM
FEED ) key. This writes the file to the memory card and instructs the printer to automatically print out a memory card write information page as shown below.
Type of data written (currently only type 2 is supported).
Partition (data) name. The destination name of data written to the card.
Write data length. The size of the written data on the memory card in bytes.
Others. Error information.
Data type.
When the memory card write information page is printed, the message display returns to
Ready .
If the writing was not completed successfully, an error code appears on the message display. For details, see Section 5.5. Indicators and Messages. If this happens, press the
CONT key. The message display returns to Ready .
5.
Repeat above steps until you have transferred all data (files) that you want to write to the
memory card. Each time you finish writing data, a memory card write information page
is printed from the printer showing the information explained in step 4 above, but pertaining only to the data just written. To see all data contained in the memory card at
once, print a list of data names as explained on the last page of this manual.
Deleting Data from a Memory Card
It is possible to use the printer to delete data from a memory card one by one.
First check that the memory card is writable (for example that the memory card is not write
-protected, data exists on the card, and its internal battery is not exhausted). Otherwise, the
>Delete data menu will not be shown on the message display.
When the deletion is completed, the printer automatically prints out a memory card status
page as shown on page 2-24 .
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2.10. Operating a Memory Card
Formatting a Memory Card
Formatting allows data to be written to the card. A new memory card must be formatted before it can be used in the printer.
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Formatting destroys any existing data on the memory card.
First check that the memory card is writable (for example that the memory card is not write
-protected, and its internal battery is not exhausted).
When the formatting operation is successfully completed, the printer automatically prints out
a formatting information page as shown below.
Card size. The total size of the memory card memory in bytes.
Data size. The size the printer uses for its system in bytes.
Remaining size. The size remaining in the memory card for storing data in bytes.
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2.10. Operating a Memory Card
Printing a list of data names
The printer prints a list of all data names (referred to as partitions) stored in a memory card for
reference. (Printing a list is also available for a font card.)
The printout (example above) includes the following information.
Partition (data) number. Reference number for each written data.
Name. The destination name of the written data as assigned automatically by the printer.
Size. The size of the written data in bytes.
Type. The type of the written data i.e., whether it is host data (Data) or font data (Font).
Card size. The total capacity of the memory card in bytes.
Data size. The total size of the data stored in the memory card in bytes.
Remaining size. The size of the capacity remaining in the memory card for storing further data, including
the amount of memory that the printer uses for its system (approximately 70 bytes).
Current terminating string. The PRESCRIBE II command that terminates a writing operation when writing
to memory card using the PRESCRIBE II ICCD command; usually WRED.
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