User's Manual
DP550
Dot Matrix Printer
DP550 User’s Manual
Important Safety Instructions
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Read all of these instructions carefully and thoroughly and save them for later reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions in the manual as well as marked on the product.
If the printer has been used just now, please not touch the print head for overheating.
Do not put your fingers under the tractor cover of the left and right tractor when install the tractor
paper.
Unplug this product from the power outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Do not use this product near water.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. The product may fall, causing serious
damage to you or the product.
Slots and openings on the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for air ventilation. To ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover these
openings. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other
similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heater. This product
should not be placed in a built-in installation or kiosk stand unless proper ventilation is provided.
This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat origin, and should avoid of direct
sunshine.
Do not locate this product where the cord will be walked on. When the cord or the plug is mangled,
please stop using and get a new one replaced. Make sure the old one is far away from the printer,
so it can avoid someone who does not know the inside story getting damage.
Do not use in locations subject to high humidity or dust levels. Excessive humidity and dust may
cause equipment damage or fire.
Never push objects of any kind into this product though cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous
voltage dots or short out parts.
Don’t remove the printer’s out-cover and repair the printer. When needed, call or take it to the
professional.
To ensure safety, please unplug this product prior to leaving it unused for an extended period. The
wall outlet you plan to connect to should be nearby and unobstructed.
Unplug this product from the power outlet and leave servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions:
A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since importer adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
Note: The contents of this manual may be changed without prior notice.
* All parts of the printer can be recycled. When it is abandoned, we can call it back freely. Please
contact us when you abandon it.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions.................................................................................................................i
Chapter 1 Overview ................................................................................................................................1
1.1 Features..........................................................................................................................................1
Chapter 2 Preparation ............................................................................................................................3
2.1 Unpacking & Checking....................................................................................................................3
2.2 Dismantling Protective Materials.....................................................................................................3
2.3 Parts Identification ..........................................................................................................................3
2.4 Installing the Printer ........................................................................................................................4
2.5 Installing and Dismantling the Front Table ......................................................................................5
2.5.1 Install the Front Table ...............................................................................................................5
2.5.2 Dismantle the Front Table ........................................................................................................5
2.6 Installing the Paper Feed Knob.......................................................................................................6
2.7 Installing the Ribbon Cartridge........................................................................................................6
2.8 Connecting to Your Computer.........................................................................................................7
2.8.1 Connecting to the USB Interface ..............................................................................................7
2.8.2 Connecting to the Parallel Interface .........................................................................................8
2.8.3 Connecting to the Serial Interface ............................................................................................8
2.8.4 Connecting to the Ethernet Interface........................................................................................8
2.9 Connecting to the Power Source ....................................................................................................9
2.10 Installing Driver .............................................................................................................................9
2.11 Network Settings .........................................................................................................................11
2.11.1 Connecting Printer................................................................................................................12
2.11.2 Setting IP Address ................................................................................................................12
2.11.3 Installing Printer Network Driver ...........................................................................................14
Chapter 3 Loading Paper .....................................................................................................................21
3.1 Adjust the Position of the Gap Adjust Lever ..................................................................................21
3.2 Using Cut Sheet Paper .................................................................................................................21
3.3 Using Tractor Paper ......................................................................................................................22
3.3.1 Installing Tractor Paper...........................................................................................................23
3.3.2 Tearing Tractor Paper .............................................................................................................24
Chapter 4 Control Panel.......................................................................................................................25
4.1 Control Panel Keys, Indicator lights and LCD ...............................................................................25
4.1.1 Control Panel..........................................................................................................................25
4.1.2 Indicator light ..........................................................................................................................25
4.1.3 LCD ........................................................................................................................................25
4.2 Basic Control Panel Operations ....................................................................................................25
4.3 LCD Setup ....................................................................................................................................26
4.4 The LCD Setup Descriptions ........................................................................................................26
4.5 Top of Form Adjustment Mode and Black Mark Mode...................................................................26
4.6 Tear-off Adjustment Mode .............................................................................................................27
4.7 Changing the Printing Settings .....................................................................................................28
4.7.1 Using LCD Setup Mode..........................................................................................................28
4.7.2 Using Setup Menu System.....................................................................................................28
4.7.3 Online-aptitude Parameter Settings .......................................................................................31
4.8 Description of Options...................................................................................................................32
4.9 Restoring Factory Printer Settings (Without Alignment and the Gap of Print-head) ......................33
4.10 Using the Self -Test Functions ....................................................................................................33
4.10.1 Maintenance Printing Test (H pattern) ..................................................................................33
4.10.2 Pin Test ................................................................................................................................33
4.10.3 Slide Pattern Printing Test ....................................................................................................34
4.10.4 Chinese Self-text ..................................................................................................................34
4.10.5 Hex Dump Mode ..................................................................................................................34
4.10.6 Alignment Adjust Mode.........................................................................................................34
Appendix A............................................................................................................................................36
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A.1 Printer Maintenance .....................................................................................................................36
A.2 Problems and Solutions................................................................................................................36
Appendix B Specification ....................................................................................................................38
B.1 General.........................................................................................................................................38
B.2 Paper Specifications .....................................................................................................................39
B.3 Printable Area ...............................................................................................................................40
B.3.1 Cut Sheet, Card, Post Card ...................................................................................................40
B.3.2 Tractor Paper .........................................................................................................................40
B.4 Interface Specification ..................................................................................................................41
B.4.1 USB Interface.........................................................................................................................41
B.4.2 Parallel Interface ....................................................................................................................41
B.4.3 Serial Interface.......................................................................................................................42
B.4.4 Ethernet Interface ..................................................................................................................44
B.5 Paper Specification and Printable Area ........................................................................................44
B.5.1 The Notice Proceeding Relates to Print Paper.......................................................................44
B.5.2 Nested Table Used Print Paper..............................................................................................44
B.5.3 Useable Print Paper Types and Guarantee Area ...................................................................45
B.5.4 Tractor Paper(Continuous Bill) ..........................................................................................45
B.5.5 Cut Sheet ...............................................................................................................................49
B.5.6 Post Card ...............................................................................................................................52
B.5.7 Envelope ................................................................................................................................54
B.5.8 Label ......................................................................................................................................55
B.5.9 Delivery Order Form ..............................................................................................................57
B.5.10 Reborn Paper.......................................................................................................................57
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Chapter 1 Overview
1.1 Features
Thank you for purchasing this Jolimark printer.
This versatile, 24-pin, flatbed High-speed Bill printer is ideal for a wide range bill printing requirements,
includes national standards GB18030 big capacity Chinese character set, elaborated design in speed,
copy capability and paper thickness applicability. Especially for value-added tax invoice, common invoice,
various service trades invoice, narrow card printing and continuously bill printing.
Flatbed Paper-feed Mechanism
Flatbed paper-feed mechanism can avoid crease caused by tractor rolling. So that some document
papers, such as multi-copy invoice, envelope, postcard and label and so on, can smoothly in and out
without jam.
Automatic paper Load/Eject Function
Cut sheet may be fed from the front of the printer automatically. Finish printing, the paper may be
automatically fed back to the front of the printer. Tractor paper is installed on the tractor. Press
LOAD/EJECT key, paper may be fed to print position automatically. Finish printing, the paper may be fed
to the front of the printer in order to tear conveniently.
Zero tear-off Function
This causes tractor paper to be automatically fed to the tear-off position at the edge of the window cover,
for easy tear-off at the perforations after printing. This zero tear-off capability helps eliminate paper
wastage.
Paper Eject Function
This function allows users pressing the facility function button on the control panel to eject the cut sheet
or tractor paper from the printer.
High Resolution Graphics
A maximum resolution of 360 × 360 DPI enables the printer to produce fine, sharp graphics.
Emulation
The printer supports the OKI 5530SC and Epson ESC/P-K2 emulation as standard.
Large Capacity Data Buffer Area
132KB large capacity data buffer area can minimize the employing time of your computer, it allows your
computer to release the printing buffer area to other work.
Contain Letter Character Font
This print contain variously font of Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, OCR- A, OCR- B, Orator
and so on which making printed document prettier.
Bar Code Function
The printer contains the following standard bar codes: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5,
Industrial 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128 B, Code 128 C, and NW 7.
User- Friendly Control Panel
Current print status and access to all printer functions is available via simple commands from the control
panel. In addition, the control panel is used to access the menu system (Setup Menu System) with
complete control over the printer’s set-up functions.
Automatic Interface Switching
The DP550 includes a USB interface, a parallel interface, an Ethernet interface or a serial interface
(According to the specific interface standards). The printer automatically detects the type of data transfer
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received from the host computer and switches to the corresponding interface type.
Compressing Printing
You can set compress print proportion through modifying the Menu System Setting of the printer.
(Caution: High Speed mode and Super High Speed mode is invalidated while the printer in Compress
printing mode.) In addition, you can set the compress printing through driver. (Only set the compress
printing through driver can High Speed printing mode and Super High Speed printing mode are valid.)
The compress proportion of these two setting methods is compress relationship.
Automatic Paper Edge Detection (Optional)
The printer can detect the edge of the paper which ensures the printing contents are all within the
printable area.
Automatic Paper Skew Detection (Optional)
The printer can detect the lean of the paper. If it is over the set lean, the printer will eject the paper
automatically so that you can ensure the printing quality.
Contain Break Pin Compensation Function
User can set the printer to print using the pin which is in good condition to compensate the break pin.
Pin Switch Printing Mode
User can set pins to switch while printing form transverse line in order to improve print head life.
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Chapter 2 Preparation
2.1 Unpacking & Checking
Check each item against the following packing list, if any of these items are missing, please contact
your dealer.
C
B
A
D
F
E
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Figure 2-1 Packing list in the printer box
A: Printer
B: Front table
C: Ribbon cartridge (JMR118)
D: Driver CD (Including user's manual and driver)
E: Paper feed knob
F: Interface cable
G: Facility user's guide
Note: The fittings please refer the packing list. The packing style above is subject to change
without notice.
2.2 Dismantling Protective Materials
1. Open the packing box, lift up the printer, and then tear off the sealing tapes on both sides of the
printer cover.
2. Save all the original packing materials, so that it can be used when transport the printer.
Sealing tapes
Figure 2-2 Dismantling the sealing tapes
2.3 Parts Identification
Figures 2-3 and 2-4 highlight the main parts of the printer.
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Top cover
LCD display
Gap adjust lever
Control panel
Paper guide
Paper feed knob
Power switch
Front table
Print head
Paper select lever
Ribbon cartridge
Figure 2-3 Main parts of printer (front view)
Tractor
Power cord
USB interface
Parallel interface
Serial interface or
Ethernet interface
Figure 2-4 Main parts of printer (rear view)
★ According to specific interface standards
2.4 Installing the Printer
Before placing the printer in your chosen location, consider the following guidelines:
„ This printer should be placed on a normal table, printer stand or desk. Be sure that the surface is
level, to avoid an uneven load on the carriage as it operates.
„ Do not place the printer where belong to the following conditions:
The place is overheating or humidity.
The place is shaking.
„ Do not install the printer where it may be subjected to unsuitable conditions such as:
·Where there is excessive dust.
·Where it may be splattered with oil or metallic dust.
·Where it may be exposed to direct sunlight.
·Where it may be accidentally splashed with water.
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Place space
About 60cm
About 130cm
≥60 cm
About 10cm
About 10cm
Wall
About 30cm
About 130cm
About 70cm
Floor
Figure 2-5 Placement of printer
2.5 Installing and Dismantling the Front Table
2.5.1 Install the Front Table
As the follow figure, insert the front table in the slot of the printer's foreside, and put it horizontal
to lock it.
Front table
Hook
Figure 2-6 Installing the front table
2.5.2 Dismantle the Front Table
Hold both sides of the front table, and pull up the front table to disengage hooks from slots.
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2.6 Installing the Paper Feed Knob
The openings of the Paper feed knob aim at the long pin, then insert. (As figure 2-7 shown)
Long pin
Figure 2-7 Installing the paper feed knob
2.7 Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Hold the concaves of the top cover to open the top cover. (As figure 2-8 shown)
Top cover
Print head
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Figure 2-8 Opening the top cover
3. Pull the gap adjust lever to the highest position.
4. Slide the print head to the middle of the printer. (As figure 2-8 <2>shown)
Note: Never remove the print head when printer is on, or else the printer may get damaged.
Besides, do not touch the print head at the time finishes using the printer for
overheating.
Ribbon Knob
Ribbon cartridge
(JMR118)
Ribbon core
Ribbon nip
Figure 2-9 Ribbon cartridge
5. Turn the ribbon knob in the direction of the arrow to remove any slack from the ribbon so it is
easier to install. (As figure 2-9 shown)
6. As figure 2-10 shown. Hold both sides of the ribbon cartridge, then press it down firmly to fit the
hooks into the install grooves of the printer. Then aim the two round holes of the ribbon nip at the
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two guide poles of the carriage frame.
Carriage guide pole
Ribbon nip
Figure 2-10 Installing the ribbon cartridge
7. Turn the ribbon knob in the direction of the arrow to remove any slack from the ribbon again, ensure
that there is no crease in the ribbon core. (As figure 2-10 shown)
8. Slide the print head from side to side to make sure it moves smoothly.
9. Pull the gap adjust lever back to the original position and close the top cover.
Note: 1. When your print becomes faint, you need to replace the ribbon cartridge. Otherwise, the
print quality will be affected and the print head may be damage.
2. To remove the old ribbon cartridge, first make sure the power is turned off, move the
print head to the center of the printer. Then hold the ribbon cartridge handles on both
sides and lift it out of the printer forwards. Install a new one as the above steps.
3. Please use the Jolimark JMR118 ribbon cartridge, our company will not guarantee to
keep the printer in good repair, when it is damaged by unauthorized ribbon cartridge.
2.8 Connecting to Your Computer
Your printer contains a parallel interface, a USB interface, a serial interface or an Ethernet interface.
(According to specific interface standards) Connect your computer to the printer with
corresponding interface cable. (As figure2-11, 2-12, 2-13 and 2-14 shown)
Note: Before connecting the parallel interface or the serial interface, please make sure the
power of the printer is shut down. Must after tighten the cable you may turn on the
power, or it will damage the printer.
2.8.1 Connecting to the USB Interface
1. Plug the USB cable A end (flat shape) into the computer's USB interface.
2. Plug the USB cable B end (square shape) into the printer's USB interface.
Note: Don't impact the plug after connecting to the USB cable.
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USB interface
USB cable
Figure 2-11 Connecting to the USB interface
2.8.2 Connecting to the Parallel Interface
1. Turn off both the computer and the printer. Plug the parallel cable connector securely into the
printer's parallel interface. Squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place on both sides
of the connector.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer's parallel interface; then tighten the screws on
both sides of the connector.
Wire clips
Parallel interface
Parallel cable
Figure 2-12 Connecting to the parallel interface
2.8.3 Connecting to the Serial Interface
1. Turn off both the computer and the printer. Plug the serial cable connector securely into the
printer's serial interface. Then tighten the screws on both sides of the connector.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer's serial interface; then tighten the screws on
both sides of the connector.
Screw
Serial cable
Serial interface
Figure 2-13 Connecting to the serial interface
2.8.4 Connecting to the Ethernet Interface
Plug the RJ-45 crystal plug of the Ethernet cable into the printer, and plug the other plug into the
LAN. (As figure 2-14 shown)
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Ethernet interface
Ethernet cable
Figure 2-14 Connecting to Ethernet interface
Note: The details of Ethernet interface printer’s net setting please refer to the User’s Manual.
2.9 Connecting to the Power Source
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. (The pressed down side of the power switch with “O” marks
denotes the printer is off.)
2. Make sure the voltage required by the printer matches that of your electrical outlet.
3. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
Power cord
Electrical outlet
Power switch
Figure 2-15 Connecting the power cord to the printer
z To turn the printer ON, press the I mark on the power switch
z To turn the printer OFF, press the O mark on the power switch.
Caution: 1. If the rated voltage and your outlet voltage do not match, contact your dealer for
assistance. Do not plug in the power cord.
2. Use the electrical outlet connecting the ground properly.
2.10 Installing Driver
Please use the cable to connect the computer with the printer, then turn on the computer and the
printer, put the driver CD into the CD-ROM. Install driver by the following way:
Auto-install way
Double click the file “Setup.exe” in the driver disc, install driver by the following direction.
Note: Auto-install way just work in operating system of Windows2000 or above.
Hand-operated install way
Note: The hand-operated install ways of serial interface and parallel interface are the same.
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The installing steps for Windows 2000/XP/Vista are as follows
1. Click “Start” → “Settings”, select “Printers”.
2. Click “Add Printer”, then it will show a window of “Add Printer Wizard”, click “Next”, then please
read the select direct carefully, such as, select “Local printer” in the “Local or Network Printer”
window, then click “next”.
3. Come out a window of “Select the Printer Port”, select a usable port. Such as, select “LPT1:
printer port”, click “Next”.
4. Come out a window of “Manufacturers/Printers”, click “Have Disk...”, click “Next”.
5. Come out a window of “Install From Disk”. Please according to the operating system
environment, you should select the path as follow: CD-ROM-“Driver”-“WIN2000
(XP-Vista-Win7)”, that you can find a file named: DP550.inf, click “Open”, then click “OK”, click
“Next”.
6. Follow the direct click “Next” gradually till the installation is finished.
The installing steps for Windows 7 are as follows:
1. Click “Start” → “Devices and Printers”.
2. Click “Add a printer”, then it will show a window of “Add Printer”, click “Add a local printer”, and
then click “Next”.
3. Come out a window of “Choose a printer port”, select “Use an existing port”, Such as, select
“LPT1: Printer Port”, click “Next”.
4. Come out a window of “Manufacturers/Printers”, click “Have Disk...”, click “Next”.
5. Come out a window of “Install From Disk”. Please according to the operating system
environment, you should select the path as follow: CD-ROM-“Driver”-“WIN2000
(XP-Vista-Win7)”, where you can find a file named: DP550.inf, click “Open”, then click “OK” to
return to the window of “Manufacturers/Printers”, click “Next”.
6. Follow the direct click “Next” gradually till the installation is finished.
The USB interface installing steps for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7 are as follows:
The following steps are used Windows XP as example. There are slight differences among
different operating systems.
1. Connect an USB cable and turn on the printer.
2. After the computer find out new hardware and finish searching, come out a window of “Add New
Hardware Wizard”, click "Next".
3. Come out a window of “Add New Hardware Wizard” –“Windows operation”, choose “Not Search,
I want to Choose the Setup Driver (D)”, click “Next”.
4. Come out a window of “Manufacturers/Printers”, click “Have Disk...”, click “Next”.
5. Come out a window of “Install From Disk”. Please according to the operating system
environment, you should select the path as follow: CD-ROM-“Driver”-“WIN2000
(XP-Vista-Win7)”, where you can find a file named: DP550.inf, click “Open”, then click “OK” to
return to the window of “Manufacturers/Printers”, click “Next”.
6. Follow the direct click “Next” gradually till the installation is finished.
The installing steps for Windows 98 are as follows:
(1)The installing steps with a parallel cable:
1. Click “Start” → “Settings” → “Printers”.
2. Click “Add Printer”, then it will show a window of “Add Printer Wizard”, click “Next”, then
please read the select direct carefully, Such as, select “Local printer” in the “Local or Network
Printer” window, then click “Next”.
3. Come out a window of “Click the manufacturer and model of your printer”, click “Have Disk...”,
please click “Browse”, select the path as follow: CD-ROM-“Driver”-“WIN98 (WINME)”, where
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you can find a file named: DP550.inf, click “Open”, then click “OK”.
4. Come out a window of “Install From Disk”, click “OK”, return to a window of “Add Printer”, then
click “Next”.
5. Come out a window of “Printer port”, select “Available ports”, Such as, select “LPT1: Printer
Port”, click “Next”, and then show the printer’s name. If the system is not installed by other
printer driver process, the printer is treated as default printer by the application process of
Window98 environment, click “Next”. Otherwise according to prompt, choose the printer is
default: “Yes”, click “Next”, choose “Yes-(recommended)”, click “Finish”. Come out a window
of “Printer test page completed”, click “Yes”.
6. The printer driver process is installed successfully.
(2)The installing steps with an USB cable:
Note: 1. As the system of Windows 98/ME doesn’t have integrated USB driver control,
please install USB driver before using USB interface printing. Then install USB
printer driver.
2. If it has installed the USB driver, please install the USB printer driver directly as the
following steps.
USB driver installing steps:
1. Connect an USB cable and turn on the printer.
2. After the computer find out new hardware and finish searching, come out a window of “Add New
Hardware Wizard”, click “Next”.
3. Come out a window of “Add New Hardware Wizard”—“Windows operation”, choose “Search the
best driver for the device (recommended)”, click “Next”.
4. Come out a window of “Search for new drivers”, check “Specify a location”, click “Browse”,
select the path as follows: CD-ROM-“Driver”-“【WIN98 (WINME) \ USBdriver】”, then click “OK”.
5. Return to a window of “Search for new drivers”, click “Next”; Come out a window of “Windows
driver file search for the device”, click “Next”.
6. After the system finishing installing the file automatically, come out a window of “USB print
supported”, click “Finish”.
7. The printer USB driver process is installed successfully.
USB printer driver installing steps:
1. Click “Start” → “Settings” → “Printers”.
2. Click “Add Printer”, then it will show a window of “Add Printer Wizard”, click “Next”.
3. Come out a window of “Click the manufacturer and model of your printer”, click “Have Disk...”,
please click “Browse”, select the path as follow: CD-ROM-“Driver”-“WIN98 (WINME)”, where you
can find a file named: DP550.inf “Open”, and then click “OK”.
4. Come out a window of “Install From Disk”, click “OK”, return to a window of “Add Printer", then
click “Next”.
5. Come out a window of “Printer port”, select “Available ports”, select “JMUSB”, click “Next”, and
then show the printer’s name. If the system is not installed by other printer driver process, the
printer is treated as default printer by the application process of Window98 environment, click
“Next”. Otherwise according to prompt, choose the printer is default: “Yes”, click “Next” choose
“Yes-(recommended)”, click “Finish”. Come out a window of “Printer test page completed”, click
“Yes”.
6. The printer driver process is installed successfully.
2.11 Network Settings
Please use Jolimark network setting software NetFinder to set the IP address for Jolimark printers,
which can be found in the CD or downloaded from www.jolimark.com.
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Caution: The network printing function needs the operation system of Windows2000 or above.
2.11.1 Connecting Printer
Power on the printer, connect with the Ethernet cable which has been connected to LAN, and look
into the information of Ethernet LED indicator to ensure the printer has entered into the normal
connection.
Yellow LED
ON
OFF
Green LED
Blink
OFF
Description
Normal
Not connect to network
2.11.2 Setting IP Address
1. Run NetFinder Software
Double click NetFinder.exe in the PC which connects the printer in the same LAN. The figure of
the software is shown as follows:
Button description:
Exit — Exit from the software
Search — Search printers in the same LAN
Assign IP — Modify the IP address and other settings for the specified printer.
2. Search printer
Click “Search” button in the main interface, the dialog box appearing will begin searching
automatically and show appearance, listing a printer in the main interface if found. The time is
counting down in the progress bar (10s in total) and the search will finish as soon as the time is
over. When going on searching, press “search” button again.
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If the printer still can not be found out when the network connection is correct and in the same
network, Please check whether the network fire wall on the PC open or not. If there is a fire wall,
please close it temporarily. Open it again after finishing searching and setting a printer completely.
3. Setting printer’s IP address
The printer’s information is listed in the main interface, the left side of which is the model and
description and the right is the IP and MAC address. What’s more, the assign mode
(dynamic/static) is noted behind the IP address.
1) Correlative description for IP address settings
In order to search and set printer’s IP address conveniently for the first time, the factory default
setting is DHCP mode which assigns IP address dynamically. If there is no DHCP server in the
connected LAN and printer is set to DHCP mode as well, then it will use the internal pre-set
address (IP: 10.0.0.1, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0) automatically.
It is suggested that printer’s IP set to static in actual usage, which can cut down the time when
initializing the Ethernet interface as the printer is turned on and prevent IP conflicts (The dynamic
address used in printer may conflict with another one). The network segment part of the IP
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address and Subnet Mask must be the same as those of PC connecting with a printer. For
example, the address of working PC is 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0 (IP/Subnet Mask),then which
of printer should be set to 192.168.0.x/255.255.255.0(x=2~254 and should avoid the IP in used.
It is not restricted for NetFinder to search printers in the same network but different segment
parts (can not stride gateway). Relative glossary of IP address may refer to corresponding
information.
2) Setting printer’s IP address
Select the printer information to be modified (black frame appears), click “Assign IP” button. Set
the IP in the dialog box appearing.
Check the “Use DHCP” if need to assign dynamic address, the settings above will be disabled
automatically. Please make sure there is a DHCP server in the network, or the printer can not
receive an effective IP address.
When to specify static address, uncheck “Use DHCP” and fill in “IP address”, “Subnet Mask” and
“Default Gateway”. If there is no gateway in the network, fill 255.255.255.255 in the “Default
gateway”. “IP address” and “Subnet Mask” should obey the assigning rules of local LAN
(Ethernet), please enquire the administrator of networks which the printer connects to for more
details.
Click “OK” to send address setting information to the specified printer. The printer takes response
after “Close this window on success” is checked, and then this dialog is closed automatically.
Select “Reload Timer” then the software will wait for the printer’s response. Generally, printer will
take response in a circle time if network connection is correct.
Click “Cancel” if you abandon the modification.
Click “Search” in the main interface again to update printer information after modifying the
printer’s IP address.
3) Report printer’s IP address
Report the printer’s IP address, which will be used in the section “Newly-install printer network
driver” or “Upgrade-install printer network driver (setting driver’s network port)”.
2.11.3 Installing Printer Network Driver
The ways of installing network driver are divided into Newly-install way and Upgrade-install way
according to whether the PC installs the printer driver or not.
If the printer driver hasn’t been installed on the PC, adopt Newly-install way whose steps are shown
in “Newly-install printer network driver”.
If the printer driver has been installed on the PC, adopt Upgrade-install way whose steps are shown
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in “Upgrade-install printer network driver”.
1. Newly-install printer network driver
1) Click “Start” → “Settings”, select “Printers”.
2) Click “Add printer”, then come out a window of “Add Printer Wizard”, click “next”.
3) Come out a window of “Add Printer Wizard”, then please read the select direct carefully. Such as,
select “Local or Network Printer”, then click “next”.
4) Come out a window of “Select the Printer port”, select a port you want your printer to use. For
example, select “Create a new port”, select “Standard TCP/IP Port” in the port, click “next”.
5) Come out a window of “Add standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard”, click “Next”.
6) Come out a window of “Add Port”, enter the IP address reported by the “Setting printer’s IP
address” in the “Printer Name or IP Address” column. Take IP address “192.168.0.240” for
example. “Port Name” is created automatically after finishing filling in IP address.
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7) Come out a window of “Additional Port Information Required”, select “Custom” in the “Device
Type”, and then click “Settings”.
8) Come out a window of “Port Settings”. Affirm that “Port name” and “Printer name or IP address”
are correct, “Protocol” is “RAW” and “Port Number” is “9100”, click “OK”.
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9) Return to “Additional Port Information Required”, click “Next”.
10) Come out a window of “Completing the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard”, click “Finish”.
11) In the selection of “Manufacturers/Printers”, click “Have Disk”, and then click “Next”.
12) Come out a window of “Install From Disk”. Please according to the operating system
environment, such as Windows XP operating system you should select the path as follows:
CD-ROM-“Driver”-“WIN2000(XP-Vista-Win7)”, that you can find a file named: DP550.inf, click
“open”, then click “OK”, then return to the window “install printer software”, click “next”.
13) Follow the direct click “next” gradually till the installation is finish. At this time, printer network
driver is installed completely.
2. Upgrade-install printer network driver (setting driver’s network port)
If PC has installed the printer’s driver, set driver’s network port to carry out network printing. The
concrete steps are shown below:
1) Click “Start” → “Settings”, select “Printers”.
2) Right click DP550 driver, click “Properties” on the window coming out.
3) Come out a window of “Properties”, click “Ports” and “Add Ports”.
4) Come out a window of “Printer port”, select “Standard TCP/IP Port”, click “New port”.
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5) Come out a window of “Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard”, click “Next”.
6) Come out a window of “Add a port”, import the IP address reported by the “Setting printer’s
IP address” in the “Printer name or IP address” column. Take IP address “192.168.0.240” for
example. “Port name” is created automatically after finishing filling in IP address. Click “Next”.
7) Come out a window of “Additional Port Information Required”, select “Custom” in the
“Device Type”, then click “settings”.
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8) Come out a window of “Port Settings”. Affirm that “Port name” and “Printer name or IP
address” are correct, “Protocol” is “RAW” and “Port Number” is “9100”, click “OK”.
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9) Return to “Additional Port Information Required”, click “Next”.
10) Come out a window of “Completing the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard”, click
“Finish”.
11) Return to “Printer Ports”, click “Close”.
12) Return to “Properties”, make sure the network port is selected, click “Apply”, and then click
“Close”. Thus, printer’s network port setting is finished.
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Chapter 3 Loading Paper
3.1 Adjust the Position of the Gap Adjust Lever
„ Adjust the paper-thickness
Regardless fixing cut sheet paper or tractor paper should adjust the gap adjust lever which on the
left of the printer first. The gap adjust lever can heighten or lower the carriage to adapt the paper
thickness.
To be sure have good printing quality and prevent the paper jam happening, you need to pull the
lever to the corresponding position according to the paper thickness. (As figure 3-1shown)
Table 3-1paper thickness setting table
Position
Paper type
-1
Thin paper
0
Single paper
1
2~3
2
4~5
3
6~7
1~5
Gap adjust lever
Multiple
paper
Card / Envelope
Figure 3-1 Adjust the gap adjust lever
3.2 Using Cut Sheet Paper
„
Set the cut sheet paper mode
Turn the Paper select lever to the cut sheet paper position as shown in Figure 3-2.
Cut sheet
Paper select lever
Figure 3-2 Adjust the Paper select lever
Note: When changing the type of the paper, please push the paper select lever to the end to
insure the paper select lever in the cut sheet mode.
„
Installing cut sheet
z
z
z
Turn on the printer.
Insure the paper select lever in the cut sheet mode.
Set the position of the paper based on the scale of the front table.
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Figure 3-3 Adjust cut sheet
Note: 1. Insure to print contents all within printable area, or it may cause the print head to
break pin.
2. When printing a card, please move the paper guide to “the card position”.
As shown in Figure3-4 insert a paper, the paper will move to the print position automatically.
Figure 3-4 Installing cut sheet
Remark
If you have set the printer menu “Paper insert and wait” in the “press key to insert paper”
mode, the paper will not move to the print position automatically. But now you can press
the LOAD/EJECT to move the paper to the print position. It will have more description
about “the change of the printer’s set” in the next chapter.
3.3 Using Tractor Paper
The tractor of the printer will feed the tractor paper from back to front as shown in Figure 3-5.
Figure 3-5 Move direction of the tractor paper
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3.3.1 Installing Tractor Paper
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Insure the paper select lever in the tractor paper mode as shown in Figure 3-6.
Paper select lever
Tractor paper
Figure 3-6 Adjust the Paper select lever (tractor paper)
Note: When changing the type of the paper, please push the paper select lever to the end to
insure the paper select lever in the tractor paper mode.
3. Pull up the left tractor lock, adjust the left tractor position, and then push back the left tractor lock.
Pull up the right tractor lock, adjust the right tractor position, and do not lock it.
Figure 3-7 Pull up the tractor lock
4. Open the tractor and put tractor paper in the tractor as shown in Figure 3-8.
Tractor
Figure 3-8 Put tractor paper in the tractor
Remark
Please align the tractor paper to the edge of tractor as shown in Figure 3-9.
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Tractor (gear cover)
Top of paper
Figure 3-9 Install tractor paper to tractor gear
5. Adjust the right tractor to affirm the installation is correct. Insure the hole of the tractor paper
suit extrude of the tractor as shown in Figure 3-10.
Figure 3-10 Adjust the position of the right tractor
Note: Please don’t let the tractor paper be over tight or lax.
6. Turn on the printer. The printer will feed the paper automatically after receives data. (You can also
press LOAD/EJECT button to feed paper.)
3.3.2 Tearing Tractor Paper
When the printer leaves factory, the function of feeding paper to tear off position has been opened.
After finish printing, the printer will feed the tractor paper to tear off position automatically. Paper can
be torn off along the printer cover edge. (As Figure 3-11 shown) If the printer default setting has
been changed which the function of feeding paper to tear off position has been closed, after finish
printing, press TEAR key can feed the paper to tear off position. Before tearing off tractor paper, if
the margin doesn’t aim at the printer cover edge, please adjust the tear off position. (Please refer to
Tear-off Adjustment Mode on Chapter 4 Control Panel)
Figure 3-11 Tear tractor paper
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Chapter 4 Control Panel
4.1 Control Panel Keys, Indicator lights and LCD
4.1.1 Control Panel
The control panel consists of four keys and two indicator lights as shown in Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1 Control panel
4.1.2 Indicator light
LEDs
ON
Blink
OFF
Power/Paper out(red)
the printer is turned
on
paper out and malfunction
occurs
the printer is turned
off
Online(green)
the printer is online
—
the printer is offline
4.1.3 LCD
Character pitch
Speed
Copy
Tear off
10
Normal
CPI
3-Sheet
Auto
4.2 Basic Control Panel Operations
ONLINE
LOAD/EJECT
Pressing the ONLINE key, switch between ONLINE and OFFLINE modes
In cut sheet mode, press this when offline, the printer will eject the paper. In
tractor paper mode, when paper in ready position, press this key when offline,
paper will be fed to the printing home position. When paper in, press this key
in offline, the paper will be fed to the ready position.
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LF/FF
TEAR
In the offline mode, press the LF/FF key to feed the paper line by line.
Alternatively, hold the LF/FF key down, the printer will eject the cut sheet or
feed the tractor paper to tear off position.
When the tear item is set to “manual”, pressing the TEAR key in offline, the
tractor paper switch between the tear-off position and the printing home
position.
Note: If paper out when using tractor paper, please press LOAD/EJECT key or LF/FF key to
load paper after paper is installed again.
4.3 LCD Setup
1. Holding the ONLINE key for 3 seconds, the Character pitch of the LCD will blinks with one beep,
and the printer is in the LCD SETUP MODE.
2. You can press the LOAD/EJECT key to select the item of the LCD, and the current item of the
LCD blinks.
3. You can press the LF/FF key to select the submenu, and the current submenu is shown.
4. After you have completed the LCD setup, you can press the ONLINE key to save and exit the
LCD SETUP MODE with one beep.
4.4 The LCD Setup Descriptions
Item
Submenu
Descriptions
Character pitch
10 CPI,12 CPI, 15 CPI
Set the English character pitch.
Speed
Normal, High, Super
High
Set the print speed mode.
“Normal” is normal speed.
“High” is high speed.
“Super High” is super high speed.
Copy
1-Sheet, 3-Sheet,
5-Sheet, 7-Sheet,
Set the copy mode.
“X Sheet” Symbolize the impact force.
“1-Sheet” is the normal impact force.
“7-Sheet” is the best impact force, and each row will
print twice.
Tear off
Auto, Manual
Set the tear mode.
“Auto” When printing is completed, the paper feeds to
tear off position automatically.
“Manual” You should press the TEAR key to feed the
tractor paper to tear off position.
4.5 Top of Form Adjustment Mode and Black Mark Mode
The top of form setting determines the margin between the top of paper and the first printed line (the
top margin). The printed first line is zero position. The printing advance direction is positive value,
the reverse direction is negative value.
The black mark position is the distance of the black mark to the right or left edge when left black
mark or right black mark is selected under menu setting.
Caution: The print head right or left sensor is in each side of the print head, in the black box
on both sides of the paper pressing guide slide.
Adjust method:
Install paper correctly, press LOAD/EJECT to feed paper to printing position. In the ONLINE mode,
press the LOAD/EJECT key and LF/FF key for about 3 seconds to enter the black mark adjustment
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mode. The ONLINE and COPY LED will blink alternating.
When the black mark is set to be open (left black mark or right black mark) in the menu setting, the
current adjustment is to adjust the position of the black mark and enter step A.
When the black mark is set to be closed in the menu setting, the current adjustment is to adjust the
top of form position state and enter step B directly.
A. Press LF/FF key down for about 3 seconds, moves the print head left and right, and make the
print head left sensor or right sensor aim at the paper black mark position.
LOAD/EJECT: Increase the black mark position by 1/20 inch. You can increase the margin to a
maximum of +80 increments (+80/20 inch) from the factory setting.
LF/FF: Decrease the black mark by 1/20 inch. You can decrease the margin to a maximum of 0
(0/20 inch) from the default setting.
To save your new setting and enter the top of form adjustment mode, press the ONLINE key.
The COPY LED and ONLINE LED blink simultaneously twice with two beeps, and then enter to
step B. Press ONLINE key again, to exit the adjustment.
B. Hold down LF/FF keys about 3 seconds to alter the top of form setting (The maximum removable
dimension value of the top of form position is achieved bases on the factory setting zero
position.):
LOAD/EJECT: Increase the top of form by 1/60 inch. You can increase the margin to a maximum
of +60 increments (+60/60 inch) from the factory setting.
LF/FF: Decrease the top of form by 1/60 inch. You can decrease the margin to a maximum of 0
(0/60 inch) from the default setting.
To exit and save your new setting, press the ONLINE key. The COPY LED and ONLINE LED blink
simultaneously twice with two beeps, and then the ONLINE LED will be on.
Caution: When the top of form position (black mark position) is maximal, press LOAD/EJECT
key, the printer will not increase.
When the top of form position (black mark position) is minimal, press LF/FF key,
the printer will not decrease.
Note: To exit without saving, just turn the printer OFF.
4.6 Tear-off Adjustment Mode
There is a tear-off bar at the edge of the window cover. When you have finished printing, you can
advance the tractor paper to the tear-off bar by the tear-off function to easily tear off the perforated
sheets. The tear off setting determines the distance between the perforation of tractor paper and
the tear-off bar.
Install tractor paper correctly, press TEAR key to feed paper to tear off position. With the printer
online, press both the LOAD/EJECT and LF/FF keys for about 3 seconds to get the printer enter
into the tear-off adjustment mode. When the printer enters this mode, the ONLINE LED and the
POWER LED blink alternately.
Use the LOAD/EJECT and LF/FF keys to alter the tear-off setting (The maximum removable
dimension value of the tear off position is achieved bases on the factory setting zero position.):
LOAD/EJECT: Press the LOAD/EJECT key to adjust the distance in 1/60 inch increments. You
can maximum increase to +15/60 inch.
LF/FF: Press the LF/FF key to adjust the distance in 1/60 inch decrements. You can maximum
decrease to 0/60 inch.
To exit and save your new setting, press ONLINE key. The POWER LED and the ONLINE LED
blink simultaneously for twice with two beeps, then the POWER LED turns on. Your new tear-off
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Caution: When the tear off position is maximal, press LOAD/EJECT key, the printer will not
increase.
When the tear off position is minimal, press LF/FF key, the printer will not
decrease.
Note: To exit without saving, just turn off the printer.
4.7 Changing the Printing Settings
DP550 printers divide printer settings into three sections: LCD setup mode, Setup Menu System
and Online-aptitude Parameter Settings.
4.7.1 Using LCD Setup Mode
Press ONLINE key for about 3 seconds to enter LCD setup mode.
In LCD setup mode, press LOAD/EJECT key to switch the setting items, such as Character pitch,
Speed, Copy and so on, the selected item blinks. Press LF/FF key to select the contents of the
items, such as Normal, High speed, super high speed and so on, the selected content is shown.
Press ONLINE key to save and exit the LCD setup mode after setting the menu.
4.7.2 Using Setup Menu System
Print out the current settings as following steps:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. If you use tractor paper, please install the paper correctly. (The minimal width of tractor paper is
240 mm.)
3. Press down LOAD/EJECT key and LF/FF key simultaneously and turn on the printer. The printer
will feed the paper automatically and print out a default setting report or the current default
settings. (As Figure 4-2 shown)
Caution: 1.The options whose color is printed contrarily are the current settings. If the
initialization of “Language” has changed to “English”, saving the setting and
operating the upper steps again, and it will print the current settings in English.
The way of changing the settings is in the next section.
2. When choose compress printing mode in the menu settings system, HIGH
SPEED/SUPER HIGH SPEED print mode will not be valid.
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Current Setting
Jolimark DP550 VX.X XXX XXXX/XX/XX
MAC: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX DHCP: YES
IP: 10.0.0.1
SN: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Subnet: 255. 255. 255.0 gateway: 255.255.255.255
LANGUAGE
CHINESE
EMULATION
OKI
CHAR. MODE
CHINA
FONT
SANS SER
COURIER
PRESTIGE SCRIPT
ENG PITCH
12 CPI
15 CPI
PROPORTIONAL
CHI PITCH
7.5 CPI
SLASH ZERO
ON
FRANCE
NORWAY
GERMANY
DENMARK2
U.K.
SPAIN 2
DENMARK1 SWEDENI TALY
SPAIN 1
LATIN AM
KOREA
LEGAL NETHER
8 LPI
11/3 INCH
3.5 INCH
4 INCH
5 INCH
5.5 INCH
12 INCH
14 INCH
3/10 INCH
4/10 INCH
5/10 INCH
005
INTL CHAR SE
JAPAN
GHAR. SET
TURKEY
ITALICS
LINE SPACING
FORM LENGTH
3 INCH
LETTER
FORM LOCK
ON
PAGE SKIP
COMPRESS PRI
ON
ON
LEFT MARGIN
1/10 INCH
2/10 INCH
BLACK MARK
LEFT MARK
RIGHT MARK
PRINT DIR
BI-DIR
ON
QUIET MODE
ON
AUTO LF
LOADING
ON
0.5 SEC.
PUSH KEY
MARGIN DETECT
7 INCH
2.0 SEC.
OFF
001
002
003
004
4800 BPS
2400 BPS
1200 BPS
PARITY
ODD
EVEN
DATA BIT
STOP BIT
7 BIT
2 BIT
PROTOCOL
6 INCH
ORATOR
REAR
ON
SKEW DETECT
BAUD RATE
OCR-A
UNI-DIR
HIGH-DENSITY
EJECT
PIN ROTATE
OCR-B
19200 BPS
XON/XOFF
PIN
1
BROKEN
PIN
2
BROKEN
PIN
PIN
3
4
BROKEN
BROKEN
PIN
5
BROKEN
PIN
6
BROKEN
PIN
7
BROKEN
PIN
8
BROKEN
PIN
9
PIN 10
BROKEN
BROKEN
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PIN 11
BROKEN
PIN 12
BROKEN
PIN 13
BROKEN
PIN 14
PIN 15
BROKEN
BROKEN
PIN 16
BROKEN
PIN 17
BROKEN
PIN 18
BROKEN
PIN 19
BROKEN
PIN 20
PIN 21
BROKEN
BROKEN
PIN 22
BROKEN
PIN 23
BROKEN
PIN 24
BROKEN
Figure 4-2 Current setting report
Caution: 1. The options whose color is printed contrarily are the current settings.
2. Only after installed the option of auto edge-detect function, the items of
edge-detect function and black mark detect function will be printed out.
„
Enter the setup menu system mode
1. The printer is in online mode.
2. Holding the LOAD/EJECT key for 3 seconds,
„
„
The Power LED and Online LED will blink twice simultaneously which indicates that
the printer enters the setup menu system.
The title and main menu are printed out firstly (as Figure 4-3 shown), the default
settings are underlined. Print head stays under the current default item.
Jolimark DP550 Current Setting
Use the LOAD/EJECT key to point the print head to the desired setting.
Use the LF/FF key to confirm the current setting.
Use the ONLINE key to go back the previous menu (Press and hold the ONLINE key to go back
the main menu).
Press and hold the TEAR key to save settings and exit.
Current settings are
.
New settings will be FILLED.
STYLE SETUP CHARACTER PAGE LAYOUT PRINT SETUP SERIAL I/F
MAC: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
DHCP:YES
IP: 10.0.0.1 Subnet: 255. 255. 255.0
HEAD PIN
gateway: 255.255.255.255
To activate the newly stored settings, please turn on the power again.
Figure 4-3 Enter Setup menu system
3. Using the following keys to modify the menu setting:
LOAD/EJECT
Select the menu item or menu setting value.
LF/FF
Enter into submenu or confirm menu setting value.
Note: Newly setting option will be shown in FILLED.
ONLINE
Return to upper menu (Hold on pressing ONLINE key will return to main
menu directly.)
TEAR
Save and exit the setup menu system.
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4. To give up the settings just modified, just turn off the printer directly. If you need to save the newly
setting, hold on pressing TEAR key to save and exit the menu setting mode.
5. Turn off and restart the printer, newly settings are in operation.
4.7.3 Online-aptitude Parameter Settings
DP550 supports the function of online-aptitude parameter settings, which can be set in the PC with
the driver installed in.
The concrete setting steps are shown as follows:
1. Make sure that the host and the printer are connected with a cable and both the host and the
printer is turned on, the printer should be online as well.
2. Click “Start” → “Settings” → “Printers”.
3. Right click “Jolimark DP550” in the “Printers”, select “Properties”.
4. Click “Printer Settings” in the property page.
5. The setting way is corresponding with that of printer menu system. In the “Printer Settings” layout,
select the first class menu in the combobox of “Select Printer Setting Class”, select the second
menu in the “Configuration” and set the item in the current parameters list.
6. Click the button “Reset All” to reset all the parameters to be the driver’s default, but not change
the printer’s settings.
7. When setting the parameters: you can click “Set Item” to save the current settings after setting
each item, or you can also click “Set All Items” after setting all parameters. After clicking “Set All
Item” or “Set Item”, the parameter’s instruction will be sent to the printer.
8. The printer’s parameter settings are changed at once after receiving the instruction and the
printer does not need to restart.
9. After finishing settings, click “OK”, exit the “Properties” window.
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4.8 Description of Options
Options
Description
SYSTEM SETUP
LANGUAGE
Choose the set language in menu, menu content will print according to setting of
the language mode.
EMULATION
Select the printer emulation of EPSON, ESC/P-K2 or OKI 5530SC
CHAR. MODE
CHARACTER
Select the ASCII or Chinese character mode.
FONT
Set the font for the printer to use in the absence of any font control instructions
from your software.
ENG PITCH
CHI PITCH
Set the pitch to determine the horizontal spacing of the printed ASCII.
Set the pitch to determine the horizontal spacing of the printed Chinese.
SLASH ZERO
Select or cancel the printing of a slash (/) through zero to distinguish it from the
letter O.
INTL CHAR SE
Select interior character (only with EPSON compatible). (USA, France, Germany,
Britain, Denmark I, Sweden, Italy, Spain I, Japan, Norway, Denmark II, Spain II,
Latin America, Korea, LEGAL, Holland, Turkey)
CHARACTER SET
Select character set into Italic Character Table or Graphic Character Table.
PAGE LAYOUT
LINE SPACING
FORM LENGTH
FORM LOCK
PAGE SKIP
COMPRESS PRT
LEFT MARGIN
BLACK MARK
PRINT SETUP
Set the vertical spacing of the printed characters. You can set it to either 6 LPI (the
default setting) or 8 LPI.
Set the length of your printer paper, for both cut sheets and tractor paper.
Select (ON) or cancel (OFF) the function of form length lock.
Select (ON) or cancel (OFF, the default) a bottom margin of one inch.
Select 75% compressed print mode or 50% compressed print mode. High speed
setting and super high speed setting are invalid when this function is open.
Setting distance from the first print character to the left paper edge, unit is 1/10
inch.
Whether or not choose the black mark detection.
HIGH-DENSITY
Print direction mode contains one-way、bidirectional and automatic mode. When
default option is automatic mode, character print direction is “bidirectional”, graphic
print direction is “one-way”, and the print direction command is valid. If choosing
“one-way” or “bidirectional” mode, the character print direction and graphic print
direction is forced to be “one-way” or “bidirectional”, print direction instruction is
invalid.
Open or close the high quality printing.
QUIET MODE
Select the printer into quiet mode.
AUTO LF
Select (ON) or cancel (OFF) the automatic advance of the paper by one line after
every carriage return command.
LOADING
Choose (0.5sec, 1.0sec or 2.0sec) or choose LOAD/EJECT key to feed paper.
When the insert wait time set to 0.5sec, 1.0sec or 2.0sec, after the corresponding
time if the paper feed sensor detects there is paper, the printer will feed the paper
automatically.
EJECT
In the front feed mode, select the eject direction of cut sheet.
PIN SWITCH
Select pins switch mode. The printer auto switches the different pin to print table
Line.
MARGIN DETECT
Open or close the margin detect function.
PRINT DIR
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SKEW DETECT
Skew detect divides into 8 levels from 001-007. Skew detect value (right and left
top of form vertical error value) is from 1.2mm to 4.8mm, each level is 0.6mm
discrepancy.
SERIAL I/F
BAUD RATE
Set the printer serial interface speed.
PARITY
Set the printer serial interface parity checking type.
DATA BIT
Set the printer serial data bits.
STOP BIT
Set the printer serial transmission stop bits.
PROTOCOL
Set the printer serial interface as software control (XON/XOFF) or hardware
control (DTR).
HEAD PIN
Select broken-pin mode. The default setting is every root and printed needle is
live. When the printer is printing, if user finds out broken-pin, please select
broken-pin mode, then the printer can automatic compensate broken-pin position.
Table 2 Description of options
4.9 Restoring Factory Printer Settings (Without Alignment and the Gap of
Print-head)
To restore to the factory settings:
1. Make sure that the printer is ONLINE.
2. Press and hold down the ONLINE and TEAR keys on the control panel for 3 seconds.
The LEDs of the POWER and ONLINE on the control panel blink 3 times respectively at the
same time and the printer makes two beeps to confirm that the printer’s factory settings have
been restored.
3. Loosen the keys and switch the printer off and on again.
4. After these steps, the printer’s factory settings work.
Caution: After restore all the factory default settings. The network setting parameters
resume default value at the same time.
4.10 Using the Self -Test Functions
4.10.1 Maintenance Printing Test (H pattern)
One page printing of H pattern is performed by turning power on, while pressing the ONLINE and
LF/FF keys. The printer will exit this printing test automatically and can receive print command to
print.
Press ONLINE key can stop printing, restart the printer to exit H self-test mode.
H PRINT MODE
Jolimark DP 550
VX.X XXX XXXX/XX/XX
MAC: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
DHCP: YES
SN: XXXXXXXXXXXX
IP: 10.0.0.1
Subnet: 255. 2
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Figure 4-4 The former of the maintenance print
4.10.2 Pin Test
Transverse lines will be printed by turning power on, while pressing the TEAR key, then judge
whether each pin is broken or not.
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4.10.3 Slide Pattern Printing Test
One page printing of ASCII slide pattern is performed by turning power on, while pressing the
ONLINE key. The printer will exit this printing test and can receive print command to print.
Continuous printings of ASCII slide pattern is performed by turning power on, while pressing the ON
LINE and LOAD/EJECT keys. Press ONLINE key to stop printing, or restart the printer to exit this
mode.
ASCII TEST MODE
Jolimark DP 550
VX.X XXX XXXX/XX/XX
MAC: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
DHCP: YES
SN: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IP: 10.0.0.1
Subnet: 255.2
!”#$%&’()*+,-./10123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY
!”#$%&’()*+,-./10123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[
!”#$%&’()*+,-./10123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\
Figure 4-5 The former of English self-test
4.10.4 Chinese Self-text
One page printing of Chinese self-test pattern is performed by turning power on, while pressing the
LF/FF key. Press ONLINE key to stop printing, or restart the printer to exit this mode.
CHINESE SELF-TEST MODE
Jolimark DP 550
VX.X XXX XXXX/XX/XX
SN: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
MAC: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX DHCP: YES IP: 10.0.0.1 Subnet: 255.255
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Figure 4-6 The former of Chinese self-test
4.10.5 Hex Dump Mode
Turning power on while pressing the LOAD/EJECT key causes the printer to enter Hex Dump mode.
Press ONLINE key to stop printing, or restart the printer to exit this mode.
The results of the hex dump printing will be shown as follows.
***** HEXADECIMAL DUMP *****
(0000) 1B 34 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E, 4ABCDEFGHIJKLMN
(0010) 4F 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 5A 0D 0A 1B 35 OPQRSTUVWXYZ, , , 5
(0020) 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F 50 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
(0030) 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 0D 0A
QRSTUVWXYZ,
Figure 4-7 The hexadecimal dump printing
4.10.6 Alignment Adjust Mode
After long time printing, some printers will appear printing place moving, it causes that printing is not
align with each other between lines during bidirectional printing. So it needs to adjust the alignment
to improve print quality.
Alignment adjustment steps as follows:
1. Printing alignment adjustment
Load paper
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Turn on the printer while press LOAD/EJECT + TEAR, enter factory parameter adjustment
mode.
When the ONLINE LED on, long press the LOAD/EJECT key + TEAR key, printer will print out
alignment state in current speed.
Press LOAD/EJECT key to align up.
Press LF/FF key to align down.
Press ONLINE key to print out selected result.
Long press TEAR key to save and exit.
2. Restart the printer then exit the alignment adjust mode
Note: Alignment adjustment will affect the print quality, please think carefully before
adjusting and you should obey the specification strictly when adjustment.
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Appendix A
A.1 Printer Maintenance
Carriage shaft
Paper feed platform
Figure A-1 Cleaning printer
Cleaning periodically and the cleaning tool
Periodical cleaning: every six months or every 300 working hours once.
Cleaning tool: dry cloth (please use soft cloth to clean metal parts.)
Clean the carriage shaft
There is a layer of oil covered on the carriage shaft which guarantees the carriage runs smoothly. But the
oil is easy to absorb dust, please clean the dust with soft cloth first, and then add proper lube (NYE180
lube of NYE Company is recommended), move print head back and forth to make lube scattered.
Clean the paper feed platform
Please wipe off wasted paper and cleaning dirt and dust.
Note: 1. Turn off printer and pull out the power cord before cleaning.
2. Being used under dust circumstance, the carriage shaft may stack much dust and affect
the print quality.
3. If you have just finished using the printer, let the print head cool for a few minutes before
you touch it.
4. Please use a soft cloth for cleaning, do not use combustible solvent.
A.2 Problems and Solutions
Head overheating
Phenomenon: The POWER LED is on and the ONLINE LED blinks, print head traverse
automatically but nothing is printed.
Cause: The print head is overheated.
Solutions: Wait patiently. Printer will automatically resume printing when print head temperature
decreases.
Paper select lever error
Phenomenon: The POWER and the ONLINE LEDs blink alternately slowly.
Cause: The select lever is changed after loading paper.
Solutions: Return the select lever to the correct position.
Home position sensor error
Phenomenon: The POWER and the ONLINE LEDs blink alternately quickly.
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Cause: The home position detects error.
Solutions: Turn off the power and turn it on again.
Paper out or paper jam
Phenomenon: The POWER LED blinks and the ONLINE LED is off.
Cause: The printer is out of paper or jamming.
Solutions: Load paper or remove the jammed paper.
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Appendix B Specification
B.1 General
Item
Description
Type
24-Pin Flatbed Dot Matrix Impact Printer
Print direction
Bidirectional logic seeking
Number of columns
80 columns (10 CPI)/203.2 mm
ASCII
Print speed
Chinese
Speed
10 CPI
12 CPI
Speed
6.7 CPI
7.5 CPI
Super high speed
400 CPS
480 CPS
Super high speed
200 CPS
225 CPS
High speed
300 CPS
360 CPS
High speed
133 CPS
150 CPS
Normal speed
150 CPS
180 CPS
Normal speed
100 CPS
112 CPS
Diameter of wire: 0.22 mm
Print head
Life: 500 million dots/wire
Resolution
360 x 360 dpi (Max.)
ASCII: 17 international character sets (U.S.A, FRANCE, GERMANY, U.K, DENMARK1,
SWEDEN, ITALY, SPAIN1, JAPAN, NORWAY, DENMARK2, SPAIN2, LATIN AM,
KOREA, LEGAL, HOLAND, TURKEY)
Character set
Chinese: GB 18030
28 types: U.S.A, MULTI, PORTUGAL, CANADA, NORWAY, EAST EURO, CYRILLIC,
RUSSIAN, HUNGARY, KAMENICKY, TURKEY, ICELAND, BULGARIA, MAZOVIA,
GRK 437,GRK 851, GRK8859-7, GRK 1253, ARAB NLS, ARAB EXT, WIN LAT1,
WIN LAT2, ISL LTN1, ISO LTN2, TUR8859-9, ISO LTN9, KBL, LATIN 7
Code Page
ASCII: Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, OCR-A, OCR-B, Orator
Fonts set
Chinese: GB 18030 song ti
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128 B, Code
128 C, NW-7
Bar code
Character pitch
Line space
Paper feed
(Max.)
ASCII: 10 CPI, 12 CPI, 15 CPI, proportional
Chinese: 6.7 CPI, 7.5 CPI
1/6 inch, 1/8 inch, programmable in 1/360 inch increments
speed
Normal mode: 152.4 mm per second / 6 inches per second (continuous feed)
One line per 45 millisecond (1/6 inch)
Copy mode: 101.6 mm per second / 4 inches per second (continuous feed)
One line per 65 millisecond (1/6 inch)
Emulation
EPSON
Interface
USB interface: USB 2.0 Full-Speed
Parallel interface: Centronics (IEEE1284 NIBBLE Mode)
Serial interface: RS-232C
Ethernet interface:10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface
* Only one serial interface or Ethernet interface is supplied, you can choose either according to
your requirement.
★ According to specific interface standards
Input Buffer
132 KB
Ribbon
ESC/P-K2, OKI 5530SC
Model: JMR118
Life: 10 million characters (draft mode)
Noise
<55 dB (A) (ISO7779 standard)
Control Panel
4 keys, 2 indicator lights and a LCD display
Paper feed type
Cut sheet: Load/eject from front, Load from front and eject from rear
Tractor paper: Load front rear and eject from front
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Thickness adjust
Adjust through gap adjust lever.
Width: 65 ~ 260 mm
Cut sheet, card, postcard
Length: 55 ~ 536 mm
Weight: 45 ~ 250 g/m2
Paper specification
Width: 76 ~ 260 mm
Tractor paper
Weight: Single paper 52 ~ 128 g/m2
Multiple paper Every page 40 ~ 58 g/m2
Max paper thickness
0.8 mm
Copy
Original + 6 copies
“1 + 2” print mode: Original + 1 ~ 3 copies (print once)
“1 + 4” print mode: Original + 3 ~ 5 copies (print once)
“1 + 6” print mode: Original + 5 ~ 6 copies (print twice)
Automatic function
OPTIONAL: Automatic paper edge detection, Black mark detection, Paper Skew detection
Compress set
Support graph and character printing
Especial functions
Pin Break Compensation, Pin Switch Replacement, Automatic Emulation Match, Online
Parameter Setting, Chinese LCD display
Physical dimensions
378 (width) × 322 (depth) × 209 (height) mm
Weight
Approx. 6.4 Kg
Operating environment
Environmental
conditions
Storage environment
Power requirements
Temperature: 5 ~ 40℃
Humidity: 40%RH ~ 90%RH (No condensation)
Temperature: -40 ~ 55℃
Humidity: ≤93%RH (40°, No condensation)
Rated voltage range: 198 ~ 242 V
Rated frequency range: 50 ~ 60 Hz
Power
① Working power: 68W; ② Largest power: 210W; ③ Waiting power: 10.5W
Caution: Only when the product is unconnected with outer power supply, it can achieve zero
energy consumption state.
Reliability
MTBF≥20,000 hours (IEC 605.7standard)
Safety marks
GB 4943
Wireless disturbance
Grade B
Certification
China Compulsory Certification, China Environmental Labelling, Energy Conservation
Certification, Adopting International Standard Product Marking Certificate
B.2 Paper Specifications
Cut sheet, card, post card
Width
Length
Total Thickness
Weight
Type
Tractor paper
Width
Length
Total Thickness
Weight
Type
65 ~ 260 mm
55 ~ 536 mm
≤ 0.8 mm
45 ~ 250 g/m2
Cut sheet, Multiple paper, card, post card
76 ~ 260 mm
≥ 115 mm
≤ 0.8 mm
Cut sheet: 52 ~ 128 g/m2
Multiple paper (each sheet): 40 ~ 58 g/m2
Cut sheet, Multiple paper
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Width × Length
Total Thickness
Weight
Minimum 50 × 25 mm
≤ 0.8 mm
64 g/m2
Note: Please refer to Appendix B5 for details.
B.3 Printable Area
Note: 1. For assurance of the print quality, please insure print contents all are in printable
area.
2. If print contents outrun the printable area, it may cause the print head to break
needle.
B.3.1 Cut Sheet, Card, Post Card
≥2 mm
≥ 3.2mm
Max. 203.2 mm
≥3.2 mm
Printable area
≥2 mm
Figure B-1 The printable area of cut sheet, card and post card
B.3.2 Tractor Paper
Max 203.2 mm
Printable area
≥4.2 mm
≥13 mm
≥13 mm
Figure B-2 The printable area of tractor paper
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B.4 Interface Specification
This DP550 printer can be configured with 2.0 Full-Speed USB interface, Centronics (IEEE1284
NIBBLE) parallel interface, RS-232 serial interface or 10/100Base-T Ethernet interface. You can
connect the printer to computer according to your requirement.
B.4.1 USB Interface
USB interface is USB 2.0 Full-Speed. USB interface connector is USB-B type connector. (As Figure
B-3 shown)
2
1
3
4
Figure B-3 USB-B type connector
NO.
1
2
3
4
Name
VBUS
DD+
GND
Color
RED
WHITE
GREEN
BLACK
B.4.2 Parallel Interface
Standard Centronics (IEEE1284 NIBBLE) parallel interface connector is DB-36 pin type connector.
Its pin numbers are as Figure B-4 shown.
Figure B-4 Parallel interface connector pin number
The parallel interface has the following characteristics:
Data format:
8-bit
Synchronization:
/STROBE pulse
Handshaking:
Signal level:
BUSY and /ACKNLG signals
TTL compatible
Connector Pin Assignments
Signal Pin No.
1
2~9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Return Line Pin No.
19
20 ~ 27
28
29
30
——
——
——
Signal Name
/STROBE
DATA
/ACK
BUSY
PE
SELECT
/AUTO FEED
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Printer ← Host
Printer → Host
Printer → Host
Printer → Host
Printer → Host
Printer ← Host
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17
18
31
32
33
34
35
36
——
——
——
——
——
——
——
——
——
SIGNAL GND
CHASSIS GND
+5V
/PRIME
/ERROR
SIGNAL GND
NC
PULLED UP 5V
/SELECT IN
Printer ↔ Host
Printer ↔ Host
Printer → Host
Printer ← Host
Printer → Host
Printer ↔ Host
Printer → Host
Printer → Host
Printer ← Host
B.4.3 Serial Interface
RS-232 serial interface’s working way is set by the toggle switch on the main board. Interface
connector is DB-25 hole type connector. Its connector pin numbers are as follow figure shown:
Figure B-5 Serial interface connector pin number
The connection figure of printer and computer
The connection figure of printer and computer as B-6 shown:
DSR
DCD
CTS
DTR
GND
GND
TXD
RXD
RXD
TXD
Printer 25 PIN connector
HOST 9 PIN connector
Figure B-6 The connection of printer and HOST
Pin Description
RS-232 serial pin description is shown as table B-5:
Table B-5 RS-232 serial pin description
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
……
20
……
Signal Name
FG Frame Ground
TXD Transmit Data
RXD Receive Data
RTS Request to Send
CTS Clear to send
DSR Data set ready
GND Ground
DCD Data carrier Detect
Direction
DTR Data terminal ready
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Signal description:
The actual use pin signal of the printer:
Output signal: RXD and DSR
Input signal: TXD and DTR
Signal description:
RXD: The printer receives data.
DTR: High level denotes the printer is READY to receive data from the HOST; contrarily, Low
level denotes the printer is BUSY, and it is forbid receiving data from the HOST.
TXD: The printer transmits data.
Data bit format:
Data bit is fixed 8 bits, Stop bit is fixed 1 bit.
Baud Rate:
Serial communication baud rate can be set through menu setting:
1200 bps, 2400 bps, 4800bps, 9600bps, 19200 bps
Interface Protocol
The DTR from printer controls the data stream between printer and HOST. When DTR is high level,
it means the printer is READY, it can receive the data from HOST. DTR is high level in the following
conditions:
z The printer is online
z The data buffer area of the printer is larger than limited value.
z The printer has no malfunction
When the DTR is low level, it means the printer is BUSY, it can not receive the data from HOST.
DTR is low level in the following conditions:
z The printer is offline
z The data buffer area of the printer is smaller than limited value
z The printer has malfunction
X-ON/X-OFF Protocol
Send the X-ON (11H) code to the HOST from the printer through TXD, which indicates the printer is
FREE and can receive data from HOST. In the situation of the printer buffer area is larger than
limited value, the below two conditions can make the printer send X-ON code.
z The printer becomes FREE from BUSY
z The printer becomes ONLINE from OFFLINE
Send the X-OFF (13H) code to the HOST from the printer through TXD, which indicates the printer
is BUSY and can not receive data from HOST. In the following five conditions, printer sends X-OFF
code to printer:
z The printer becomes BUSY from FREE
z The printer becomes OFFLINE from ONLINE
z The printer buffer area is smaller than limited value
z The printer has malfunction
z The printer is paper out
Serial Specification
Serial data consists of Original bit (1 bit) + data bit (8 bits) + check bit (1 bit) + stop bit (1 bit). (As
Figure B-7 shown)
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Data bit
Original bit
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
Stop bit
D6
D7
D8
Check bit
Figure B-7 Serial data format
B.4.4 Ethernet Interface
10/100 Base-T Ethernet interface, can connect to 10/100M Ethernet.
Figure B-8 Ethernet interface
B.5 Paper Specification and Printable Area
B.5.1 The Notice Proceeding Relates to Print Paper
Using the following print paper will cause unstable paper feeding, paper jam or paper crease, even
leads to break pin. So it can not be used.
• Too thin or too thick, or the thickness of those are different. (The paper doesn’t measure up print
paper specification)
• Too small or too large. (The paper doesn’t measure up print paper specification)
• Paper being cut out or has hole.
• Paper with metal such as pins.
• Paper with paste outside, or which is unlevel or flake off.
• Rough paper
• Paper has crease besides the transverse pucker line of the tractor paper.
• Paper corner breaks or creased.
• Postcard or envelope sticks with stamp or seal.
B.5.2 Nested Table Used Print Paper
When printing nested table using print paper with beeline or table, please avoid printing to the
area near maximal printable area.
◆ Transverse line
Above 4.23 mm
Above 8.47 mm
Above 4.23 mm
• Please set the character line spacing above 8.47 mm (1/3inch).
• Please leave the space of centre to the top and bottom line at least 4.23 mm.
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◆ Ordinate
Paper edge
Above 3.8mm
Above 3.8mm
Paper edge
• Please leave the space of centre to the ordinate at least 3.8 mm.
B.5.3 Useable Print Paper Types and Guarantee Area
Useable print papers are shown in the following table:
Paper type
Guarantee grade
Tractor paper
●
Tractor paper with binding hole
▲
Tractor paper with clipped corner
▲
Cut sheet
●
Cut sheet with binding hole
▲
Cut sheet with line hole
▲
Post card
●
Card
▲
Envelope
●
Label (Tractor paper)
▲
Label (Cut sheet)
▲
OHP print paper
×
Delivery order form
▲
Deposit book
×
Manuscript voucher
×
Other conditions
Caution:Guarantee here means the specifications which accord with print specification,
noise specification and paper feed performance, etc.
The meanings of symbol in Guarantee grade column.
● :Guarantee
▲:Can use in some conditions, not guarantee.
× :Forbid to use.
B.5.4 Tractor Paper(Continuous Bill)
Tractor paper means the print paper with gear holes and creases.
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Central line
Central line
Transverse line hole
Transverse line hole
◆ The position and size of gear hole
The positions and sizes of gear hole are shown below. The central line here refers to the line
between the middle of any two holes away the feed direction about 254 mm.
Item
Mark
Size (mm)
Function
A
6.35 ± 0.7
Make 6.35 mm as standard.
D
4.0 ± 0.1
The minimal diameter of gear hole is D, the
maximal diameter is below 4.5 mm.
Distance between gear hole
center
B
12.70 ±
0.05
Distance between nearby gear hole centre.
Accumulative error distance of
gear hole center
–
Below ±
0.3
The distance between any two holes is not over
254 mm
Warp of gear hole center
Central warp of corresponding
right and left gear hole
C
E
Below 0.1
Below 0.15
Lean of right and left central
line
–
Below 0.15
Distance between central line
of gear hole and sideline
Diameter of gear hole
Warp value of gear hole relative to central line
The warp value of the beeline perpendiculars to
central line which through any gear hole in the
left and corresponding gear hole in the right.
The distance to other end when the parallel
moved right and left central line superposes with
one end.
Caution: Pay attention to the cut off part rise or paper hitch by printer frame when two
ends of the print paper and cross parts with line cut parts.
◆ Size of print paper and printable area
Tractor paper ( Single paper and multiple fanfold paper)
Width
76 ~ 260 mm
Length
≥ 115 mm
Total thickness ≤ 0.8 mm
Weight
Cut sheet: 52 ~ 128 g/m2
Fanfold paper (each sheet): 40 ~ 58 g/m2
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Max 203.2mm
Printable area
≥4.2mm
≥13mm
≥13mm
◆ About paper quality
Useable qualities of papers are as shown below.
Type
Paper quality
Single paper
White high-quality paper
Fanfold paper
Pressure sensitive paper, inner fanfold paper and mixed paper*
* Mixed paper refers to the paper added with carbon paper.
◆ Weight of each sheet and maximal autotype pages
The weight of each sheet and maximal autotype pages are shown below:
Type
Paper quality
Single
sheet
Fanfold
paper
( tractor
has been
fixed)
High-quality paper
Pressure sensitive
paper
Inner fanfold paper
Weight of each
sheet (*1)
45〜110kg
(52〜128g/m2)
Use 34kg
(40g/m2) as
standard
Maximal autotype
pages
——
7 pages (original+6
pages)
Total
thickness
——
Less than
0.8mm
3 pages (original+2
pages)
Mixed paper(*2)
Caution: 1. Weight of each sheet refers to acreage of 788 * 1091mm, using kg to
show the weight of 1000 pages.
2. The thickness of carbon paper which used in mixed paper should less
than 0.03 mm.
◆ The protuberance of transverse line
When the fanfold transverse line sticks up, it may cause print quality decrease, unstable paper
feed or paper jam etc. Especially when the fanfold with many pages, it will deeply affect the
stable of paper feed. Please ensure the protuberance height less than 1 mm.
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Transverse line part
Less than 1mm
Transverse line part
Less than 1mm
◆ Warp between toothed hole tiers
Please use the paper which toothed hole tiers warp (causes by the warp of fanfold papers
superposition) is less than 0.4mm.
Toothed hole
Warp is less than 0.4mm
Toothed hole section view
◆ Clipped corner
Caution: Do not use the paper with clipped corner which in not include in the
guarantee list. It can not guarantee device’s capability after using it.
When you have to use the paper with clipped corner, please do enough tests to ensure it will
not bring error. Pay attention to the following points when using paper with clipped corner.
• Make sure there is no wastepaper in the printer.
• In order to avoid paper peeled around the clipped corner, please don’t sever the part
connects vertical and transverse line holes. Or it may cause print paper falls off or hitched
by the printer frame.
◆ Crease
The print paper should not have creases, especially for new print paper. The first and last
pages are easy to have creases, so please not to use them. In addition, it will lead to the
chaos of print paper feeding precision.
Crease
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◆ The crease, crimp, puckered and upturning of the print paper top and bottom.
Please do not use the print paper which is crease, puckered, crimp and upturning in the top
and bottom. Or it may cause cheap printing quality or paper jam. Especially for the new print
paper, if it is crease from the first to the last pages, please do not use it.
◆ Print paper puckered part
Please pucker the print paper base on the transverse line holes. It will affect paper feed while
the puckered part sticks up as the following figure shown, please not use it.
Protrusive part
B.5.5 Cut Sheet
◆ Paper specification and printable area
○ Cut sheet
Paper size uses A4 as standard.
First character
(10CPI)
Printable area
: Printable area
: Print area
Print area is not included
in print specification.
Mark
Name
Specification value
W
Paper width
65 〜 260 mm
L
Paper length
A
Home position
A’
Top printing unguaranteed area
≥ 55 mm (Note 1)
Change ≥2mm according to setup menu,
set base on the unit of 1/60 inch.
2mm
B
Bottom printing unguaranteed area
2mm
C
Left printing unguaranteed area
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D
Right printing unguaranteed area
3.2mm, but stop at the 80th characters
when in C value range.
Caution: 1. Paper less than 45kg (52kg/m2) is worse in rigidity, so it is not in the
guarantee list.
2. Please use the paper with no crease or bend.
3. Do not print out of the printable area, or it may cause print head break
pins and affect print head life.
○ Fanfold paper
Paper size uses B5, B4, and A4 as standard.
Datum line (1mm)
Paper inserts direction
Plumb at datum line
Datum line
Less than 0.2
First character
(10CPI)
Printable area
: Printable area
: Print area
Print area is not included
in print specification.
Print side
Unit: mm
Mark
Name
Specification value
W
Paper width
65 〜 260 mm (2.56〜11 inch)
L
Paper length
A
Home position
A’
Top printing unguaranteed area
≥ 55 mm (Note 1)
Change ≥2mm according to setup menu, set base
on the unit of 1/60 inch.
2 mm
B
Bottom printing unguaranteed area
2 mm
C
Left printing unguaranteed area
3.2 mm
D
Right printing unguaranteed area
3.2 mm, but stop at the 80th characters when in C
value range.
Caution: 1. Please use paper with no crease or bend.
2. Please sizing the top at the paper feed direction.
3. Paper with binding holes please refer to the binding hole specification.
◆ About paper quality
Use the following papers
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Type
Paper quality
Single paper
White high-quality paper
Fanfold paper
Pressure sensitive paper, inner fanfold paper
◆ The weight of each page of paper and the maximal autotype pages
The weight of each page of paper and the maximal autotype pages are shown below.
Type
Paper quality
Single
paper
Fanfold
paper
Good quality paper
Pressure sensitive
paper and inner
fanfold paper
Each page of
paper (*1)
45〜180kg
(52〜208g/m2)
Use
34kg
2
( 40g/m ) as
standard
Maximal
pages
——
autotype
7 pages (original+ 6
pages)
Paper total thickness
——
Less than 0.8mm
Caution: Weight of each sheet refers to acreage of 788 * 1091mm, using kg to show
the weight of 1000 pages.
◆ About fanfold assembly
○ Fixation method
• The fixation method of fanfold paper assembly is to sizing 1mm line in front of paper
inserts direction.
• Sizing with strong mucilage and press it tightly to avoid cocking.
• Please not make the glue come out of paper edge.
• Sizing place can not have obvious creases or burr.
Strong mucilage
(1mm width)
Paper inserts direction
○ Assembly
Mount (the bottom paper) can use other thickness paper or same thickness paper.
Besides, it also can use the paper weight out of the range in the following table, but the
paper feed precision is worse, so it is can not included in the guarantee list.
◆ Related stipulates of puckering, bend and crimp
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Print papers are easy become puckering, bend or crimp after disposal, transit, pile by people
and different conditions of storing. These will affect paper feeding. So please use them after
correcting according to following stipulates. Please not use the paper which is not up to the
specifications, or it may affect paper feed badly. Our company will not guarantee the device
and its capability after using the incorrect paper.
○ Pucker (Cut sheet, tractor paper)
• Do not use the papers which pucker whole page.
(Because even after amended, paper intensity have been changed)
• Corner amend should be less than 2 mm.
Do not use the papers which pucker whole page.
Amend to less
than 2 mm
Above 15 mm
Corner puckering
○ Bend and crimp (cut sheet, tractor paper)
• The paper can be used when the bend of the whole page less than 2 mm.
• The bend starts from the bend point is within 15mm and above 2 mm, paper can not be
used.
Amend to less
than 2 mm
Arc
Less than 15 mm
Less than 2 mm
Bend
Bend of whole page
B.5.6 Post Card
◆ Paper size and printable area
Caution: • Printing forbid area uses cut sheet as standard.
• Please use no crease or crimp postcard.
• The return postcard can not have crease
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○ Normal postcard inserts vertically
Postcard inserts direction
First character
(10CPI)
Weight of each level ground paper: 190g
(Equal to each page paper is 190g)
Thickness: 0.23 mm
Printable area
Less than 2 mm
: Printable area
Unit: mm
○ Normal postcard inserts transversely
Postcard inserts direction
First character
(10CPI)
Weight of each level ground paper: 190g
(Equal to each page paper is 163g)
Thickness: 0.23 mm
Less than 2 mm
Printable area
: Printable area
Unit: mm
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B.5.7 Envelope
Envelope inserts direction
Foldout
Printable area
Foldout basic end
According to different
envelope sizes, it is not
always first character
(10CPI).
Sizing
place
Sizing place
Sizing place
Sizing place
Printable area
Foldout
Foldout basic end
Printable area
According to different
envelope sizes, it is not
always first character
(10CPI)
Model
Size
No.4 long
canister
A
B
C
D
E
205
90
15 ~ 20
8 ~ 20
220 ~ 225
Caution: • Envelope refers to single layer envelope.
• Please set the Paper thickness to Auto or “1+6” model. (You can use the
envelope which maximal thickness is 0.8mm.) (See details in Paper
thickness adjustment)
• Please use the envelope with foldout basic end.
• Please use the envelope which both right and back are unprinted white
(reflectivity is 60%)
• When the top and bottom are sizing, do not print at the area within 5mm in
that surface or around.
• When the difference of broken line sunken place and envelope edges is
more than 12mm, please print at the right side of broken line.
• Do not use following envelopes
• The envelopes with holes or those right and left paste to the middle.
• The envelopes which foldouts pucker together.
• The envelopes which foldouts have been sizing.
• Double layer envelopes.
• If you print near envelope sizing place, even though it is included in
printable area, the printing still can be polluted cause by sizing place
situation (especially when the edges pucker or stick up).
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B.5.8 Label
Caution: Please not use label because it is not included in guarantee list. Problems
come out when using label, our company will not guarantee the device and
capability.
When you have to use label to print, please having enough tests to ensure there is no problem
before using it.
Cover a layer of paperboard on the single layer tractor paper, then stick the paper with label
(surface base paper), this is label. With the temperature change of label and paperboard, the
shrinkage margin may reduce. Therefore, the paper should stick the whole page uniformly and
the glutinosity and wear should be good.
◆ Size
According to the size of tractor paper
Label size is more than 50mm in transverse direction and more than 25mm in vertical
direction.
◆ Paper quality
• Label
• Paperboard
Paper quality
Good quality
Weight of each page paper
55 kg
Thickness
Less than 0.1 mm
Paper quality
Released paper
Thickness
0.06 ~ 0.08 mm
◆ Agglutinant
The viscosity of glue should accord with the peel strength above 10g/inch. Furthermore, when
the paper is crimped 180° as a 27 mm diameter cylinder, the label should tight enough and
will not peel from the paperboard.
Paperboard
Label
Width/inch (25.4mm)
F≧10g/inch
This viscosity is a approximately standard, please use the paper which labels on it will not peel
when printing or paper feeding.
◆ About remove label attachment
Please not remove label attachment.
(Tearing off labels, please not remove the area out of label (attachment))
See the following Figure, the removal of attachment will lead to thickness margin of label. So
do not use it.
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Label
Remove attachment
Label
Paperboard
Produce thickness difference
◆ Please make the label become round corner (R4 〜 R5 mm).
◆ Clipping
• Clipping just bring into effect on label (surface base paper)
• Clip the label corresponding to the paperboard transverse line, remain a 1-2 mm part in
both ends not to clip.
• Remain a 0.5-1mm part around the right and left corner on the upper part of label.
◆ Please not make the agglutinant come out of the surface.
◆ Do not use the label which texture is cloth.
◆ Label of tractor paper
Paper inserts direction
Not sever
Not sever
Complete cycle
Transverse line hole
Not sever (both sides)
Unit: mm
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Size is base on tractor paper size.
A: More than 12.7 mm (1/2 inch)
B: More than 2.54 mm
C: More than 2 mm
D: More than 12.7 mm (1/2 inch)
E: More than 6.35 mm (1/4 inch)
F: More than 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) (more than 12.7 mm as standard)
G: More than 8.46 mm (1/3inch) (The guarantee range of line feed precision is more
than 25.4 mm)
Caution:
• Should use good quality label and paperboard.
• Use the label which is not easy to peel from the paperboard. Besides, use the
paper which labels are not easy to peel when printing and paper feeding.
• The paperboard of label should be soft.
• The total thickness of label and paperboard should less than 0.2 mm. But both the
thicknesses of label and paperboard should less than 0.1 mm.
• Please not remove the label attachment.
• Please use the no corner side as the paper inserts direction.
• Clipping
• Clipping just bring into effect on label (surface base paper)
• Clip the label corresponding to the paperboard transverse line, remain a 1-2
mm part in both ends not to clip.
• Remain a 0.5-1 mm part around the right and left corner on the upper part of
label.
B.5.9 Delivery Order Form
The paper size and printable area are depending on the specifications of tractor paper and cut
sheet paper. The delivery bill here refers to the fanfold of 5p ~13p and the bill of 0.3 ~ 0.78 mm.
Besides, due to affect by print paper thickness and inner sheet weight (thickness etc.), the copy
capacity and printing precision are not included in the guarantee range. In addition, please not
use the bill which is odds in thickness to avoid printing polluted or printing slant.
B.5.10 Reborn Paper
• Due to the reborn papers are easily produce paper powder, please reduce the cleaning periods.
• Due to the reborn papers are easily affected by humidity, please do not use them where humidity
is high.
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