6300 Series Operator Manual Serial - Parallel - LAN - Twinax

6300 Series
Operator Manual
Serial - Parallel - LAN - Twinax - Coax - IPDS
Operator Manual
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6300 Series Operator Manual
© January 2004
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Contents
Preface............................................................................................ Preface–11
Introduction .................................................................................................................... Preface–11
About This Manual......................................................................................................... Preface–12
Chapter 1 ................................................................................................... 1–13
In Chapter 1, you are instructed on how to set up your printer. You get a look at the
paper handling system, told how to install the ink ribbon, and are given a brief
introduction to the Control Panel.
Site Preparation ........................................................................................................................ 1–13
Figure 1 - 1. Shipping Screw Locations ............................................................................ 1–14
Unpacking your printer ........................................................................................................... 1–14
Repacking ................................................................................................................................. 1–14
Removing the Shipping Hardware ......................................................................................... 1–14
Setting Up Paper Stacking Chains .......................................................................................... 1–15
Figure 1 - 2. Paper Stacking Chains .................................................................................. 1–15
Figure 1 - 3. Rear view, showing Serial, Parallel and Power Plugs .................................. 1–16
Connecting the I/O................................................................................................................. 1–16
Interface Connections and Powering Up ............................................................................... 1–16
Interface Connectors ............................................................................................................... 1–16
Powering Up ............................................................................................................................. 1–17
Figure 1 - 4. Power plug and on/off switch ...................................................................... 1–17
Figure 1 - 5. Inside the Lid ................................................................................................ 1–18
Paper System ............................................................................................................................. 1–18
Paper System Components ..................................................................................................... 1–18
Paper Tension ........................................................................................................................... 1–19
Print Gap ................................................................................................................................... 1–19
Tractors ..................................................................................................................................... 1–19
Figure 1 - 6. Left and Right Paper Tractors ..................................................................... 1–19
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge .............................................................................................. 1–20
Figure 1 - 8. Installing the Ribbon Cartridge .................................................................. 1–20
Figure 1 - 7. Ribbon Cartridge .......................................................................................... 1–20
Figure 1 - 9. Ribbon Shield Panels .................................................................................... 1–21
LED Indicators .......................................................................................................................... 1–22
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) ................................................................................................... 1–22
Figure 1 - 10. Control Panel .............................................................................................. 1–22
Control Panel Components .................................................................................................... 1–22
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Chapter 2 ................................................................................................... 2–25
Chapter 2 explains how to load the paper, set the print gap, and save configuration
settings.
Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 2–25
Figure 2 - 1. Inside Paper Inlet, visible when looking inside the printer cabinet. ......... 2–26
Loading Paper for Standard Printing Mode .......................................................................... 2–26
Figure 2 - 2. Paper path past the lid. .................................................................................. 2–27
Figure 2 - 3. Paper path into the wire rack. ....................................................................... 2–27
Figure 2 - 4. Column Alignment Scale............................................................................. 2–28
Figure 2 - 5. Horizontal Vernier Wheel ............................................................................. 2–28
Figure 2 - 6. Top of Form Nubbin ..................................................................................... 2–29
Figure 2 - 7. Typical display when Print Gap Mode is set to “Auto” ................................. 2–30
Print Gap Adjustment .............................................................................................................. 2–30
Fine-tuning the Automatic Print Gap Setting ........................................................................ 2–30
Figure 2 - 8. Typical display when adjusting Print Gap .................................................... 2–31
Set Print Gap Detect Mode to Manual .................................................................................... 2–31
Run a Print Test ........................................................................................................................ 2–31
Setting Up Configurations ...................................................................................................... 2–32
Chapter 3 .................................................................................................. 3–33
Chapter 3 explains how to use the Control Panel, how to navigate the different menus
that are available on your printer, and all of the available parameters.
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 3–33
Control Panel Display .............................................................................................................. 3–33
The Display During Normal Operation ................................................................................. 3–34
Figure 3 - 1. Control Panel Display for Normal Operation ............................................. 3–34
Current State ............................................................................................................................. 3–34
Current Configuration ............................................................................................................. 3–34
Paper Weight & Hammer Impact ........................................................................................... 3–34
The Display When In A Menu ................................................................................................ 3–35
Figure 3 - 2. Control Panel Display for Menus ................................................................. 3–35
Table 3 - 1 Paper Weight & Hammer Impact Indicator ................................................. 3–35
Control Panel Key Functions ................................................................................................... 3–36
Online Key ................................................................................................................................ 3–36
LF Key (Line Feed) .................................................................................................................. 3–36
FF Key (Form Feed) ................................................................................................................. 3–36
Figure 3 - 3. Control Panel ................................................................................................. 3–36
TOF Key (Top of Form) .......................................................................................................... 3–37
View Key .................................................................................................................................... 3–37
PRINT GAP + and - Keys .......................................................................................................... 3–37
Up and Down Arrow Keys ........................................................................................................ 3–37
Menu Key .................................................................................................................................. 3–37
Enter Key ................................................................................................................................. 3–38
Clear Key .................................................................................................................................. 3–38
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Config Key ................................................................................................................................ 3–39
Control Panel Menus ............................................................................................................... 3–40
Categories, Parameters and Selections ................................................................................... 3–40
Using Menus ............................................................................................................................. 3–40
Example: Changing Form Length Using the Menu System .............................................. 3–42
How to Print a Control Panel Selected Options Report ......................................................... 3–43
Operator Menu ......................................................................................................................... 3–44
Font Category ........................................................................................................................... 3–44
Ser/Par Language ................................................................................................................... 3–44
Tx/Cx Language (only on Twinax/Coax printers) .............................................................. 3–45
IPDS Language (only if IPDS is installed) ............................................................................. 3–45
Ser/Par Character Set .............................................................................................................. 3–45
Matrix ........................................................................................................................................ 3–46
OCRA Density .......................................................................................................................... 3–46
Ser/Par Style ............................................................................................................................. 3–47
Tx/Cx Style (only on Twinax/Coax printers) ........................................................................ 3–47
IPDS Style (only if IPDS is installed) ....................................................................................... 3–47
CPI (Characters Per Inch) ....................................................................................................... 3–47
Panel Language ....................................................................................................................... 3–47
OCR Standards ........................................................................................................................ 3–48
Zero .......................................................................................................................................... 3–48
Compressed 8 .......................................................................................................................... 3–48
Forms Category ........................................................................................................................ 3–49
Length (lines) .......................................................................................................................... 3–49
Length (inches) ....................................................................................................................... 3–49
LPI (Lines Per Inch) ................................................................................................................ 3–49
Top Margin ............................................................................................................................... 3–49
Bottom Margin......................................................................................................................... 3–49
Left Margin ............................................................................................................................... 3–50
Right Margin ............................................................................................................................ 3–50
Horz Adjust ............................................................................................................................... 3–50
Vert Adjust ................................................................................................................................. 3–50
Print to EOF (End Of Form) ................................................................................................... 3–50
Quick Access ............................................................................................................................. 3–51
Eject Distance ........................................................................................................................... 3–51
Impact ....................................................................................................................................... 3–52
Paper Weight ............................................................................................................................ 3–52
Fast Slew .................................................................................................................................... 3–52
Double Strike ............................................................................................................................ 3–52
RibbonMonitor ......................................................................................................................... 3–52
RibnMon Thresh ..................................................................................................................... 3–53
Reset .......................................................................................................................................... 3–54
Print Gap Category................................................................................................................... 3–54
Detect ........................................................................................................................................ 3–54
Adjust......................................................................................................................................... 3–54
Reset ......................................................................................................................................... 3–55
Mode ........................................................................................................................................ 3–55
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Detect Distance ........................................................................................................................ 3–55
VFU Category (Vertical Format Units) ................................................................................... 3–56
VFU Enable ............................................................................................................................... 3–56
VT Channel (Vertical Tab Channel) ...................................................................................... 3–56
Skip When ................................................................................................................................. 3–56
Config Menu ............................................................................................................................ 3–57
Printer Category ....................................................................................................................... 3–57
Powerup ..................................................................................................................................... 3–57
Ser/Par Emulation ................................................................................................................... 3–57
LAN Emulation (LAN Interface only) .................................................................................. 3–58
Twinax Emul (Twinax/Coax only) ........................................................................................ 3–58
Dump Mode ............................................................................................................................. 3–58
I/O Hold Time ........................................................................................................................ 3–58
Report........................................................................................................................................ 3–59
Beeper Mode ............................................................................................................................ 3–59
Beeper Volume ......................................................................................................................... 3–59
Codes Category ........................................................................................................................ 3–60
Auto LF (Line Feed) ................................................................................................................ 3–60
Auto CR (Carriage Return) ..................................................................................................... 3–60
Line Wrap .................................................................................................................................. 3–60
Wrap Line Feed......................................................................................................................... 3–60
Print on CR ............................................................................................................................... 3–61
Form Feed at TOF ................................................................................................................... 3–61
ESC ............................................................................................................................................ 3–61
Alt ESC (Alternate Escape) ..................................................................................................... 3–61
Upper Only ............................................................................................................................... 3–61
Code 7F ..................................................................................................................................... 3–62
Print 80 - 9F Hex ....................................................................................................................... 3–62
Ignore Char .............................................................................................................................. 3–62
Sub Char From ......................................................................................................................... 3–62
Sub Char To .............................................................................................................................. 3–62
PTX SFCC (Only affects the Printronix P5000 emulation) ................................................... 3–62
PTX ALS (Only affects the Printronix P5000 emulation) ..................................................... 3–62
Graphics Category .................................................................................................................... 3–63
Code V Cmd Char .................................................................................................................... 3–63
Smooth Size .............................................................................................................................. 3–63
PY Then ..................................................................................................................................... 3–63
PN Then .................................................................................................................................... 3–63
Dark Bar .................................................................................................................................... 3–63
Table 3 - 2. Bar Code Dot Density .................................................................................... 3–64
Modplot ..................................................................................................................................... 3–64
Figure 3 - 3. Modplot Example ......................................................................................... 3–64
Version ....................................................................................................................................... 3–64
Descender ................................................................................................................................. 3–64
Vertical Scale ............................................................................................................................. 3–65
Zero ........................................................................................................................................... 3–65
SFCC .......................................................................................................................................... 3–65
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Code V Language .................................................................................................................... 3–65
PGL Language ......................................................................................................................... 3–65
Free Format .............................................................................................................................. 3–65
Automatic PY ............................................................................................................................ 3–65
MTPL Bar (only in MTPL emulation).................................................................................... 3–66
Secured (only in MTPL emulation) ........................................................................................ 3–66
IGP Terminator ........................................................................................................................ 3–66
BlkMaxH ................................................................................................................................... 3–66
BlkMaxV .................................................................................................................................... 3–66
BlkMinH .................................................................................................................................... 3–66
BlkMinV .................................................................................................................................... 3–66
Postnet Density ......................................................................................................................... 3–66
PGL Terminator ....................................................................................................................... 3–66
Ignore Term ............................................................................................................................. 3–67
Configurations Category ........................................................................................................ 3–68
Save ........................................................................................................................................... 3–68
Load ......................................................................................................................................... 3–68
Powerup Config ....................................................................................................................... 3–68
Config n Label - (where n = 1 to 10) ...................................................................................... 3–68
Serial I/O Category .................................................................................................................. 3–70
Baud .......................................................................................................................................... 3–70
Data Bits .................................................................................................................................... 3–70
Stop Bits .................................................................................................................................... 3–70
Parity .......................................................................................................................................... 3–70
8th Bit ....................................................................................................................................... 3–70
Protocol ..................................................................................................................................... 3–70
Status Enquiry ........................................................................................................................... 3–71
DTR Function ........................................................................................................................... 3–71
DTR Polarity ............................................................................................................................. 3–72
Busy Polarity .............................................................................................................................. 3–72
RTS Function ............................................................................................................................ 3–72
Robust Xon ............................................................................................................................... 3–72
Parallel I/O Category ............................................................................................................... 3–74
POPC (Print On Paper Command) ........................................................................................ 3–74
8th Bit ....................................................................................................................................... 3–74
Bi-Directional ............................................................................................................................ 3–74
Intellifilter Category ................................................................................................................. 3–75
Serial .......................................................................................................................................... 3–75
Parallel ....................................................................................................................................... 3–75
Twinax/Coax ............................................................................................................................ 3–75
LAN ........................................................................................................................................... 3–75
File Management ..................................................................................................................... 3–75
Twinax/Coax Category ............................................................................................................ 3–76
Send PA (Coax Only) ............................................................................................................... 3–76
Address (Twinax Only) ............................................................................................................ 3–76
SPD (Coax Only) ...................................................................................................................... 3–76
SCD (Twinax Only) .................................................................................................................. 3–76
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SLD ............................................................................................................................................ 3–76
Host Font Style (Twinax Only) ................................................................................................ 3–77
Screen Size (Screen) (Coax Only) .......................................................................................... 3–77
Case (Coax Only) ..................................................................................................................... 3–77
Compatibility Switches (Coax Only) ....................................................................................... 3–77
IR Delay (Coax Only) ............................................................................................................. 3–78
Hex Passthrough ..................................................................................................................... 3–78
EPC ............................................................................................................................................ 3–79
GrAVM (Graphics AVM) .......................................................................................................... 3–79
IPDS Category (IPDS Only) ................................................................................................... 3–80
Address (Twinax Only) ........................................................................................................... 3–80
Density ...................................................................................................................................... 3–80
Dark Bar ................................................................................................................................... 3–80
Smooth Size ............................................................................................................................. 3–80
Zero .......................................................................................................................................... 3–80
Host Override .......................................................................................................................... 3–80
TCP/IP Menu (LAN Interface Only) .................................................................................... 3–81
IP Addr Category ..................................................................................................................... 3–81
Gateway Category .................................................................................................................... 3–81
Subnet Category ...................................................................................................................... 3–82
Test Menu................................................................................................................................. 3–83
Pattern Category ..................................................................................................................... 3–83
Print .......................................................................................................................................... 3–83
Fault Override Category.......................................................................................................... 3–84
Paper Motion ........................................................................................................................... 3–84
Diag Category ......................................................................................................................... 3–84
Cal-Paper (Calibrate Paper Out) ............................................................................................ 3–84
Help Menu ............................................................................................................................... 3–85
Figure 3 - 4 Control Panel Navigation ............................................................................ 3–85
Appendix A: Troubleshooting.................................................................... A–87
Appendix A contains a listing of the error and fault messages that may appear on the
Control Panel Display and various troubleshooting procedures and problem fixes.
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. A–87
Messages .................................................................................................................................. A–87
Faults ........................................................................................................................................ A–87
Fault Correction Procedure .................................................................................................... A–87
Table A - 1. Display Messages...........................................................................................A–88
Twinax Trouble Checklist ........................................................................................................ A–91
Table A - 2. Paper/Printing Corrective Action ............................................................... A–92
Appendix B: Optional Interfaces...............................................................B–93
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Appendix B explains connecting and powering up with the Twinax and Coax
interfaces.
Figure B - 1. Serial, Parallel, Optional LAN or Twinax/Coax Ports, and Power Plug ... B–93
Connecting the I/O................................................................................................................ B–93
Optional Interface Connections and Powering Up .............................................................. B–93
Interface Connectors .............................................................................................................. B–93
Figure B - 2. Twinax Smart “T” Adaptor ......................................................................... B–94
Figure B - 3. BNC Coax adapter ...................................................................................... B–94
Appendix C: Specifications ........................................................................C–95
This section lists and explains technical aspects of printer performance and general
design specifications.
Industry and Agency Standards ............................................................................................. C–95
Electro-Magnetic Emissions ................................................................................................... C–95
Electro-Magnetic Immunity ................................................................................................... C–95
Energy Conservation .............................................................................................................. C–95
Safety ........................................................................................................................................ C–95
Acoustic .................................................................................................................................... C–95
Marking .................................................................................................................................... C–95
Physical Configurations .......................................................................................................... C–96
Weight ...................................................................................................................................... C–96
Dimensions .............................................................................................................................. C–96
Preventive Maintenance.......................................................................................................... C–96
Environment ........................................................................................................................... C–96
Operating................................................................................................................................. C–96
Nonoperating .......................................................................................................................... C–97
Safety ........................................................................................................................................ C–97
Cooling System ........................................................................................................................ C–97
Acoustics ................................................................................................................................... C–97
Power Supply ............................................................................................................................ C–98
Heat Load Contribution ......................................................................................................... C–98
Emulations ............................................................................................................................... C–99
Characters Per Inch................................................................................................................. C–99
Lines Per Inch ......................................................................................................................... C–99
Type Styles ................................................................................................................................ C–99
Draft and Data Processing ...................................................................................................... C–99
Gothic and Courier................................................................................................................. C–100
OCR–A and OCR–B...............................................................................................................C–100
Large Character Printing ......................................................................................................C–100
Standard Languages and Character Sets .............................................................................C–100
Twinax / Coax / IPDS Character Sets................................................................................... C–101
Nonvolatile Memory............................................................................................................... C–101
Paper Description ...................................................................................................................C–102
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Paper Movement Speed .........................................................................................................C–102
Throughput ............................................................................................................................C–102
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Preface
Introduction
The 6300 Series Line Matrix Impact Printers are designed to handle heavy duty,
high volume workloads, with a straight paper path that provides unattended, jamfree printing of continuous forms, at high speeds. They have a wide range of
printer emulations, network printer management ability, popular graphics
languages and web administration utilities.
The 6300 Series offers the following I/O configurations (Modules):
•
Standard Serial/Parallel
•
FourPlex (Standard plus Twinax/Coax)
•
FourPlex IPDS
•
LANPlex (Standard plus Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T)
•
LANPlex IPDS
In less than five minutes you can add other configurations by inserting a new
module. Installation instructions come with the module.
All interface configurations and printer setups
are performed through the control panel on the
top right of the unit. And since the printer’s
operational configuration is stored in nonvolatile
memory; you’ll never have to reconfigure your
printer because of a power loss.
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About This Manual
Conventions
We use the following conventions throughout this manual:
Text that is placed in italics draws your attention to additional helpful
information.
Sometimes your attention is more particularly drawn by the use of this symbol.
CAREFUL!
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This symbol marks information about actions
that may damage the equipment or injure the
user.
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Chapter 1
Site Preparation
Choosing a site for your printer is important because the environment affects
your print quality. The best site for your printer is one that is protected from
dirt and heavy dust, and has a moderate temperature and humidity range. In
addition, the power source should be adequate for printer operation and
protected from power surges.
Keep the following factors in mind when choosing a printer location:
• Keep the operating environment temperature between 50°F and 104°F
(10°C and 40°C).
• Do not locate your printer near air conditioners, open windows, heaters,
nor in other areas where the temperature changes abruptly.
• The relative humidity should be between 10% and 90%
(noncondensing). Be sure to locate the printer away from any sources of
moisture, such as water faucets, refrigerators, and humidifiers.
• The heat load contribution to the environment is 188 BTUs per hour at
idle and can go as high as 2050 BTUs per hour under continuous fullload printing conditions.
• Keep your printer away from dust, dirt, and open flames.
• Plug your printer into a grounded outlet.
• Minimum floor space recommended for your printer is 36" wide x 36"
deep (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm) to allow air movement around the printer.
Allow space to open printer doors as well. When the doors are fully
opened, the printer takes up 6.5 feet (2.0 m) of floor space.
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Printer
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Unpacking the Printer
Unpacking your printer
Instructions for unpacking your printer are located on the outside of the shipping
container. After you have removed your printer from its container, store the
shipping materials for possible later use.
Repacking
Repacking your printer for storage or shipping is the reverse order of unpacking.
If shipping materials are needed, you can reorder them from your dealer.
Removing the Shipping Hardware
The Shipping Hardware consists of 4 screws, identified by red tags, that secure the
printer base to the inside mechanism, and tie restraints that secure the Paper
Stacking Chains. The upper 2 shipping screws have wing-heads which tighten a
bracket against the platen to prevent it from bumping against the hammer bank.
The lower 2 shipping screws fasten from underneath, near the front of the printer
cabinet. Remove all of these restraints, including the brackets beneath the winghead screws.
CAREFUL!
DO NOT power up your printer before removing the shipping
hardware.
Arrows point to 4
shipping screw locations
2 shipping screws are inside the
lid, on the left and the right.
Figure 1 - 1. Shipping Screw Locations
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Paper Stacking Chains
Rear Paper Guide
Paper comes out between these
two sets of chains.
Figure 1 - 2. Paper Stacking Chains
Setting Up Paper Stacking Chains
Paper exits the print area through a set of passive Paper Stacking Chains that help
fold and stack printed forms uniformly.
Secure two of the chains to the wire guide and two to the rear paper guide so that
the paper can be fed between them. Make sure chains are not tangled.
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Interface Connections
Interface Connections and Powering Up
Interface Connectors
Properly secure the cable to the printer interface using the correct connectors.
CAREFUL!
Shielded I/O cables must be used on all installations to
comply with regulatory requirements.
Connecting the I/O
After connecting each interface to your printer, run a print job from the Host
Computer to verify proper function of the printer.
Serial/Parallel Interfaces
To connect the Serial or Parallel I/O cable, plug in the cable to the proper
connector on the I/O panel.
The serial interface operates up to 38.4 kBaud and uses a standard DB 25 serial
cable connector and standard RS-232-C signals. Serial interface cables should be
no longer than 50 feet (15.2 meters).
The Centronics parallel port is IEEE-1284 compliant and uses a 36-pin 1284-B
type connector (AMP 555119-1 or equivalent). Parallel interface cables should be
no longer than 6 feet (2 meters)
Serial Interface Port
Parallel Interface Port
Power Plug
Figure 1 - 3. Rear view, showing Serial, Parallel and Power Plugs
The optional Twinax and Coax interface modules are installed between the
Serial/Parallel connectors and the power plug. Appendix B: Optional Interfaces
describes these.
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Powering Up
Powering Up
The power switch is located on the back of the printer, just above the 3-prong
power plug connector.
Figure 1 - 4. Power plug and on/off switch
Step 1.
Make sure the power is off by depressing the "0" side of the rocker power switch.
Connect the power cord. Plug the power cord into a proper power outlet.
Step 2.
Turn the power on.
The printer runs a self-test each time it is powered up to check the main
processor and buffers for errors. Note that when you turn the printer on this
time, the Paper Out error displays. If any error message appears in the display,
check Appendix A for a description of the error and what actions are necessary to
clear the error.
When connecting the Twinax interface at this time, other messages that may
appear are Setup Address and Lost Sync (28). These messages appear because
the printer/host interface has not been properly set up. If you cannot connect
the interface at this time, you can still test certain aspects of printer performance
by placing the printer Offline (depress the Online/Offline key), then entering the
Menu Mode. While in Menu Mode you may select print and operation
parameters or test certain printer systems.
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Paper System Components
Paper System
Paper System Components
The Tractors, Ribbon Cartridge, Platen and Paper Iron are all parts of the paper
system. The first two can be seen when the lid is raised. The Platen and Paper
Iron are hidden inside the housing.
Tractors
shaft for
tractors
hammer
bank
housing
Ribbon Cartridge
Figure 1 - 5. Inside the Lid
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Paper System Components
Tractors
The 6300 Series has two tractors to control paper movement, located on the left
and right.
A lever on each tractor keeps it locked in place on a horizontal shaft. To reposition a tractor, unlock the tractor and move it to the left or the right along the
shaft. Repositioning is generally needed only when inserting a new form or size of
paper.
Tractors
Open
locking
lever
Figure 1 - 6. Left and Right Paper Tractors
Print Gap
Earlier printers had manual controls, such as wheels and levers, for adjusting the
print gap when loading paper and the ribbon cartridge. The 6300 Series
automatically opens the print gap to its widest position when the printer is not
printing. To accommodate various thicknesses of paper, the print gap is adjusted
either automatically or manually. Manual adustment is handled via the Control
Panel. (See Chapter 2 page 2-30 and Chapter 3 page 3-55) If the Print Gap Detect
Mode has been set to "Auto," the auto gap sensing operation will take place the
first time the power is turned on, immediately after a "paper out" fault, when the
TOF key is pressed, and when printing is attempted without setting the Top Of
Form.
Paper Tension
Vertical tension on the paper is pre-set. It is not controlled by the user.
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Installing Ribbon Cartridge
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
Step 1.
Make sure the printer is Offline or power is off. Open the printer lid and remove
the old ribbon by lifting it straight up off of the Ribbon Platform.
Figure 1 - 7. Ribbon Cartridge
Step 2.
Remove slack in the new ribbon by turning the knob on the ribbon cartridge as
indicated by the arrow printed next to the knob, then slip the ribbon, left side
first, over the two ribbon guides and between the front and rear panels of the
ribbon shield on the printer.
Step 3.
Press down lightly on the cartridge while turning the ribbon knob as before until
it seats on first the left, (as shown), and then the right cartridge drive posts. Make
sure that the ribbon does not twist or fold over.
Figure 1 - 8. Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
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Installing Ribbon Cartridge
The front and rear
panels of the ribbon
shield
Figure 1 - 9. Ribbon Shield Panels
The ribbon has been carefully positioned
between the two panels of the ribbon shield.
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Control Panel Components
Control Panel Components
The Control Panel is located on the right front top of the printer housing. It is
used to program and direct most printer functions.
Red LED Indicator
beeper
Blue LED Indicator
}
32-character
2-line LCD
display
Figure 1 - 10. Control Panel
LED Indicators
The blue POWER Indicator illuminates whenever there is power to the printer.
The red FAULT Indicator illuminates whenever an error or fault is detected. A
message also appears on the display to indicate what kind of fault is present (see
Appendix A for explanations of all error and fault messages).
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The 32-character, 2-line Liquid Crystal Display shows printer status, menu selections, normal, fault and error messages. It is divided into four main areas. The
displayed information will vary with menu selection and the configuration of the
printer.
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Once the printer has been unpacked, the cables connected, the ribbon cartridge
installed, and a box of paper (whether plain paper or pre-printed forms) placed
nearby, you are ready to load the paper and set the various parameters via the
Control Panel that will ensure that the 6300 Series printer performs exactly as you
need. This is covered in the next chapter.
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Chapter 2
Introduction
This chapter covers how to load the paper and to set the print gap. It also covers
how to create saveable configuration settings for your own pre-printed forms.
Your printer is designed to use a continuous sheet, sprocket-fed paper. It can
handle:
• Six-part forms (1 original and 5 copies) with a maximum thickness of
.025" (0.6 mm).
• Page widths of 2.5" to 18" (6.4 cm to 45.7 cm).
Specific requirements for pre-printed forms are in Appendix C: Specifications.
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Standard Printing Mode
Loading Paper for Standard Printing Mode
Step 1.
Step 2.
Turn off the printer using the power switch on the back, or toggle the "Online"
button on the Control Panel until the LCD shows "Offline".
Raise the printer lid and open the doors on both tractors.
Figure 2 - 1. Inside Paper Inlet, visible when looking inside the printer cabinet.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
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Open the new box of paper. Remove the box top so that the paper can be
pulled out freely. Open the front of the printer cabinet and place the new box of
paper inside.
Feed the paper up through the paper inlet, as shown in figure 2-1, a little ways
past the tractors and through the gap between the top back of the printer and
the lid (Figure 2-2). It will flow out between the paper chains and fold into the
wire rack near the floor (Figure 2-3).
Place the left-side paper holes onto the left tractor pins and close the tractor
door.
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Standard Printing Mode
Feed paper
between the
lid and the
top of the
printer.
Figure 2 - 2. Paper path past the lid.
Figure 2 - 3. Paper path into the wire rack.
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Standard Printing Mode
Figure 2 - 4. Column Alignment Scale
Step 6.
The Column Alignment Scale is on the top of the hammer bank housing. Column 1 of pre-printed forms or the left-hand perforation of plain paper should be
aligned with the mark on the scale the forms creator has designated. The scale is
for general guidance. The operator will determine which scale mark works best
with their forms.
Unlock the right tractor and move it so that the paper's holes align directly over
the tractor pins, making sure that the paper is straight, then close the tractor
door. Gently push the tractor to the right until the paper is smooth. Unlock the
left tractor and, keeping the paper reasonably taut, holding onto both tractors,
move the paper to the left or the right until it is roughly aligned with the desired
mark on the Column Alignment Scale. Lock both tractors.
Horizontal Vernier Wheel
Figure 2 - 5. Horizontal Vernier Wheel
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Standard Printing Mode
Fine-tuning the Column Alignment can be done in two ways:
(1) Rotate the Horizontal Vernier Wheel, which is located on the right end of the
shaft on which the tractors ride. Depending upon the direction the paper needs to
move, you will rotate the wheel either upwards or downwards.
(2) Use the Control Panel. Go Offline, choose Menu, then use the arrow keys to
get to the Operator Menu. Press Enter. Use the arrow keys to get to Forms. Press
Enter. Use the arrow keys to get to Horz Adjust. Press Enter. Use the arrow keys
to increase or decrease the number that appears in the lower right of the LCD.
This will shift the position of Column 1.
Step 7.
The Top of the Form (TOF) needs to be set now. If the printer is not on, turn it
on now. Use the up or down arrows on the Control Panel to move the
perforation line on the paper to be aligned with the nubbin on the tractor door.
Once the paper is positioned, press the TOF key. The paper will move downward
and the Print Gap setting appropriate for the thickness of this paper will be
automatically determined (if the Print Gap Detect Mode is set to “auto”; see Print
Gap Adjustment later in this chapter). When that has finished the paper will move
the rest of the way to its final position, ready for printing.
Nubbin
------------------------------
Figure 2 - 6. Top of Form Nubbin
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Print Gap
Print Gap Adjustment
The 6300 Series automatically opens the print gap to its widest position when the
printer is not printing, to make it easy to load paper. To accommodate various
thicknesses of paper and pre-printed forms, the print gap used during printing is
adjusted via the Control Panel, or it happens automatically. A print gap detection
process is automatically initiated under the following conditions:
1. The Print Gap Mode is Auto, the printer has been off but is now turned on,
and a TOF is set.
2. The Print Gap Mode is Auto, the printer has been off but is now turned on,
and a print run is started.
3. The Print Gap Mode is Auto, a Paper Out Fault is triggered, perhaps when the
operator changes forms without turning off the printer, and either the TOF is
set or a print run is resumed.
4. The Print Gap Mode is Auto, the printer has been off but is now turned on,
and an adjustment is made to the current print gap using the “-” and “+” Print
Gap keys on the Control Panel.
Even though the print gap value has been automatically determined, there might
be times when it needs to be further fine-tuned by hand.
Fine-tuning the Automatic Print Gap Setting
Press one of the Print Gap keys on the Control Panel. This activates the Print Gap
adjustment display. Look at the Control Panel. The upper right region of the LCD
shows a number1 corresponding to the optimal print gap determined by the
detection process (the gap separating the hammer impactors from the platen).
The lower right region displays an adjustment offset number associated with finetuning. When the operator presses the “-” or “+” Print Gap key on the control
panel, this number will get smaller or larger,
respectively. The range of allowed change is
restricted by the auto gap firmware. The lower
left region of the LCD provides a graphical
indication of the adjustment being made. There
is a 5 second time-out: if no keys are pressed
the control panel display will revert to the prior
menu and display. Fine-tuning the print gap in
this way may be done while printing is in
progress, allowing the operator to modify the
gap and immediately observe the effect it has
upon print appearance.
See Chapter 3 for the specifics of the Print Gap
menu.
1. This number is for general reference. The precise relationship
between the displayed number and physical distance is complex and
beyond the scope of this manual.
Figure 2 - 7. Typical Display when Print Gap Mode is set to “Auto”
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Manually Setting Print Gap
If you prefer to manually set the Print Gap for the forms you will be using:
Set Print Gap Detect Mode to Manual
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu => Operator Menu => Print Gap =>
Mode => Manual.
Step 1. Manually Adjust Print Gap on Control Panel
Press one of the Print Gap keys on the Control Panel. This activates the Print Gap
adjustment display. The lower right region of the LCD shows a number1 corresponding to the current gap separating the hammer impactors from the platen.
Press the "+" or "-" Print Gap key to roughly match the setting to the
kind of paper that is loaded. This number will get larger or smaller
respectively. The range of allowed change is unrestricted over the
complete gap range.2 For the 6306, typical values range from 54 to
105 for single-part through six-part forms; for the 6312, typical values
range from 49 to 100 for single-part through six-part forms. The lower
left region of the LCD provides a graphical indication of the adjustment being made. There is a 5 second time-out: if no keys are pressed
the control panel display will revert to the prior menu and display.
The Print Gap keys may be pressed while printing is in progress,
allowing the operator to modify the print gap and immediately observe the effect it has upon print appearance.
1. This number is for general reference. The precise relationship between
the displayed number and physical distance is complex and beyond the scope
of this manual.
2. The control software will prevent selection of a print gap so small that it
would pinch the paper so tightly that it will bind within the mechanism.
Figure 2 - 8. Typical display when adjusting Print Gap
Step 2. Run a Print Test
Press Clear. Make sure you're offline. Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select
Menu => Test Menu => Pattern => Print => Upper. Press Enter. This last action
begins running a print test. After a short while, press Enter to halt the test.
Examine what has been printed.
The print should be crisp and dark, with no smearing. The paper should move
smoothly through the print mechanism:
• If the print gap is open too far, the print may start fading out, especially
on the last sheet of a multi-part form.
• If the print gap is too narrow, the ribbon will start smearing ink on the
page, especially when the ribbon is moving and the paper is not. In
extreme cases, the shuttle may stop, and the paper may jam.
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Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 until the print gap is set just right. This print gap configuration can be saved and may be retrieved every time this particular paper is
loaded. What you have just set, though, will not change until someone goes
through Steps 1 & 2 again, or until a saved configuration with a different print
gap is loaded.
Setting Up Configurations
The 6300 Series printer can save up to ten personalized configurations, so you
don't have to recreate configurations you use frequently. Each configuration can
be given a label of up to 15 characters. When you first receive your printer, each
label is a generic "CONFIG" followed by a number 1 through 10.
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Chapter 3
Introduction
In this chapter you will learn how to use the Control Panel, how to navigate the
menus, and how to select and store parameter values as part of a configuration.
You will also learn how to obtain printouts that show all available parameters,
current configuration settings, and technical information like accumulated running time and operating thresholds.
Let's begin with looking at the control panel display, and at each of the keys.
Control Panel Display
The information presented on the control panel display primarily depends upon
whether the printer is in normal operation, or in one of the menus.
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Control Panel Display
The Display During Normal Operation
During normal operation, the top line of the display indicates the current state of
the printer, such as Online, Offline, or a fault message.
The second line of the display will indicate which of 10 saved configurations is
currently loaded. Each of the configurations can be assigned a unique name and
any of the configurations can be designated as the power up configuration. By
default, this line will display Config 1.
Blue light is on
Paper Weight &
Hammer Impact
Current State
Current Configuration
Figure 3 - 1. Control Panel Display for Normal Operation
Current State
The printer is “online” and the blue light is on.
Current Configuration
This is the set of parameters, as detailed in the rest of this chapter, that have been
saved in Configuration 1. The asterisk indicates that Configuration 1 is selected.
Paper Weight & Hammer Impact
The lack of a symbol here means the hammer impact is set to “Normal” and the
paper weight is set to “Light”. See Table 3-1.
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Indicator
Paper Weight and Hammer Impact
(blank)
hammer impact setting is “Normal”
paper weight setting is “Light”
H
hammer impact setting is “Normal”
paper weight setting is “Heavy”
–
hammer impact setting is “High”
paper weight setting is “Light”
H
hammer impact setting is “High”
paper weight setting is “Heavy”
Table 3 - 1 Paper Weight & Hammer Impact Indicator
The Display When In A Menu
When a menu is selected, the top line of the display shows which menu, category,
or parameter one is in.
The second line of the menu will display the next lowest level of the menu hierarchy. If the top line displays a menu, the second line will display a category; and if
the top line displays a category, the second line will display a parameter; if the
top line displays a parameter, the second line will display a selection for that
parameter. An asterisk is displayed in the far right column of the second line
when a parameter is selected.
No light is on
Menu, Category, or Parameter
Category, Parameter, or Selection
Figure 3 - 2. Control Panel Display for Menus
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Control Panel Key Functions
Control Panel Key Functions
Online Key
This key toggles the printer between Online and Offline states,
or exits from the menu directly to an Online state. When the
printer is Online, the indicator will light. In the Offline state,
you may change parameter selections, load paper, and so on.
LF Key (Line Feed)
This key advances the paper one line. It performs the same
function whether the printer is Online or Offline. You may
auto-repeat this command by holding down the key.
While Offline With Data Buffered
Any buffered data falling in the next line (as defined by the
current LPI setting), prints. This repeats upon subsequent LF
keystrokes as long as there is data in the buffers. If pressed
while printing is in progress, the printer ignores the key command and maintains the Top of Form position.
Figure 3 - 3. Control Panel
While Offline With No Data Buffered
Paper advances one line. While printing is in progress, the printer ignores the
command and maintains the Top of Form position.
While In A Fault Condition
Paper advances one line. No data is printed and the Top of Form position moves
down one line. This allows the use of the LF Key to advance paper while in a
Paper Out condition without printing any buffered data.
FF Key (Form Feed)
This key performs the same function whether the printer is Online or Offline.
While Offline With Data Buffered
Any buffered data falling between the current form position and the top of the
next form (as defined by the current Form Length setting), prints. This function
repeats upon subsequent FF keystrokes as long as there is data in the buffers.
The printer ignores the command while printing is in progress and maintains the
Top of Form position.
While Offline With No Data Buffered
Paper advances to the top of the next form. The printer ignores this command
while printing is in progress and maintains the Top of Form position.
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FF Key (Form Feed) continued
When In a Fault Condition
Pressing the FF Key while in a Fault Condition advances the paper one form. No
data prints, and the Top of Form position is maintained. This allows the use of
the FF Key to advance paper while in a Paper Out condition, without printing any
buffered data.
TOF Key (Top of Form)
When you load paper, you line up the top of your form (usually the perforation)
with the indicated position on the tractor (see Figure 2-6). Once the paper is
loaded, pressing this key moves the paper so that printing commences at the
proper position on the form.
View Key
Holding down this key moves the paper up so that you can see the last line that
was printed. If you press it while a job is printing, it will suspend the print job
until you release the key.
PRINT GAP + and - Keys
Pressing one or the other of these keys initiates a manual adjustment to the
current print gap. Pressing these keys can be used as a “shortcut” to get to the
Adjust display otherwise found by using the arrow and enter keys to select Menu
=> Operator Menu => Print Gap => Adjust.
Up and Down Arrow Keys
^
When Online
These keys make fine adjustments to the Top of Form position.
When Offline
These keys position the paper in preparation for setting the Top of Form position. (In this mode, these keys will auto-repeat if you hold them down). They
are also for scrolling through Menu items (see Menu key, next).
After making adjustments, it's not necessary to reset the Top of Form (unless a
different top margin is required for a new form).
^
In Operator, Config, or Test menus
The Up and Down Arrow keys scan lists of categories, parameters, and selections.
Menu Key
Pressing this key allows you to access menu selections, which you can scroll
through using the Up and Down Arrow keys. To go back one level in the hierarchy, press the Menu key, i.e., pressing the Menu key returns you to a previous
selection. This key command is only available when the printer is in an Offline
mode.
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Control Panel Key Functions
Enter Key
In any of the menus, this key allows you to enter a lower level, to assign a selection to a parameter, or to perform a menu function.
When the printer is in a Paper Out Fault condition, and the PrntEOF parameter is set to Off,
pressing the Enter Key allows printing to the end of the current form. When PrntEOF is set to On,
the printer automatically prints to the end of the current form.
Clear Key
In Operator, Config, Test, or Help Menus
Pressing this key returns the printer to Offline status.
When Online
Pressing the Clear key clears the panel of any errors that do not cause the printer
to go Offline, such as "Parity Error."
When Offline
If the printer is in a clearable fault condition, the fault clears upon pressing the
Clear key. If it's not in a clearable fault condition, pressing the Clear key brings
up the Clear menu.
The Clear Menu
Clear Buffers (not in Twinax or Coax)
Clears all buffers. It also resets the application task to its initial state.
Clear Ribbon Count
When using the Ribbon Monitor feature, this selection must be used to clear the
ribbon count when changing ribbons. See the RibbonMonitor and RibnMon
Thresh setting in the Forms category of the Operator menu later in the chapter.
Clear All Configs
Copies the Default Configuration settings into all saved configurations. Any
parameters not listed on the Configuration Report, such as special characters
downloaded from the host computer, are unaffected.
Clear Current Config
Copies the Default Configuration settings into the current configuration. Any
parameters not listed on the Configuration Report, such as special characters
downloaded from the host computer, are unaffected.
Clear Reset
The printer controller performs a hardware reset. You may use this in lieu of
cycling power to the printer. As with cycling power, the Powerup Configuration is
loaded as the Current Configuration (see later in chapter).
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Clear Key continued
Clear Cancel (Twinax and Coax only)
Allows you to send a Cancel Job message to the host via the I/O while the printer
is Offline. It performs the same functions as the Cancel Job request when the
printer is Online. The display reads "Cancel Job" and the printer remains
Offline.
For Coax, this function is valid only in NonSCS mode.
Clear Reprint (Coax only)
This allows you to reprint the previous buffer contents. After reprinting the
buffer, the printer returns to Enable Print condition and continues printing the
rest of the job. This option is convenient in cases of paper jams or any time you
do not need to send the complete job.
This function is valid only in Non SCS Mode. If you select this in SCS Mode, an Invalid Key error
message displays for a few seconds.
Config Key
Offline
This is a “shortcut” to the Load Configurations menu item (see later in chapter),
allowing you to enter a menu where any of ten saved configurations can be
loaded into the Current Configuration.
Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to scroll through the configurations. Pressing
the Enter key loads the one you choose.
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Using Menus
Control Panel Menus
This section discusses the menus and how to access and select values from them
for formatting documents, controlling print operations, or testing the printer.
The four main menus are Operator, Config, Test, and Help.
Categories, Parameters and Selections
Within the Operator, Config, and Test menus, there are a number of categories.
Within some categories there are sub-categories. Within each of these categories
or sub-categories is a list of parameters. In some cases, a parameter can execute
a function upon pressing Enter, or in other cases, it displays a list of options for
that parameter.
The Help menu has no categories or parameters. You'll use this menu to print
out a list of all menus, categories, parameters and options.
Using Menus
Before going through these four main menus, let's learn how to access them.
Here are some things to remember:
•
•
•
•
•
•
You must first be in Offline state to access menus, except for Print Gap.
The Online key takes the printer Online and Offline.
All scrolling is performed using the Up and Down Arrow keys.
The Enter key selects parameter values or initiates a desired procedure.
Selected options are marked with an asterisk (*).
To exit Menu mode without making changes, depress the Clear key or the
Online key.
When the printer is Online, the blue light is on and the Liquid Crystal Display
reads “Online”:
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Using Menus
The name of the configuration displays on the lower line.
In this state, the only keys that respond are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Up and Down Arrows
LF
FF
Clear
View
Online
Print Gap (+ & - )
When the printer is Offline, no light is on and the display reads:
In the Offline state, pressing the Menu key gives you access to the first level of the
menu system. Upon doing this, the display reads:
Now, in the Offline state, you may access one of four available menus (Operator,
Config, Test, and Help) by pressing the Up and Down Arrow keys, followed by
Enter.
As you scroll through using the Up Arrow key (with Operator Menu displaying
first) the display reads in order:
Config Menu
TCP/IP
(if LAN is installed)
Test Menu
Help Menu
Each of these menus except for Help has multiple levels of categories, selections
and parameters. You access them by scrolling through the lists with the Up and
Down arrows, and by pressing Enter when you see the category, parameter, or
selection you want.
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Changing Form Length
Example: Changing Form Length Using the Menu System
If you wanted to change the Form Length from the default of 66 lines to 65 lines,
this is how you do it:
1. Make sure your printer is in an Offline state. If it's not, toggle the Online
key.
2. Press the Menu key. The display reads:
3. Press Enter to select the Operator menu and press the down arrow key
until you see Forms. The display reads:
4. Press the Enter key to select Forms. Press the down arrow key until the
display reads Length (lines):
5. Forms Length (lines) is the selection you want, so press the Enter key.
The display reads:
(The asterisk means that 66 is the current selection, see page 3-40.)
6. You want to change this to 65. Press the Down arrow once and the display
reads:
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Print Selections Report
7. Press the Enter key. The Form Length is set to 65, and an asterisk appears beside the number. Exit the menu mode by pressing the Clear key.
It's helpful to remember that at any time, you may leave a menu in one of two
ways.
•
•
Press the Clear key to leave Menu Mode and remain Offline.
Toggle the Online key to leave Menu Mode and return the printer to
Online.
How to Print a Control Panel Selected Options Report
The organization of the multilevel menus is shown on the Control Panel Selected
Options Printout. All of the current selections are marked with an asterisk.
1. Toggle the Online key once or twice to clear the display and put the
printer Offline. Offline should be displayed and the blue light should be
off.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Use the Up or Down arrow keys until you see Help Menu on the display.
4. Press Enter.
The Control Panel Selected Options Report begins printing. When it's finished,
press the FF key, tear off the sheet and use it to become familiar with all of the
menu items.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Font
Operator Menu
1. Toggle the Online key once or twice to clear the display and put the
printer Offline. Offline should be displayed and the blue light should be
off.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Use the Up or Down arrow keys until you see Operator Menu on the
display.
4. Press Enter.
5. Use one of the arrow keys until the desired category appears; press the
Menu key if you need to back up a level.
Font Category
This category contains parameters that
control how print looks on a page and the
display language. Use the Arrow and
Enter keys to select Menu => Operator
Menu => Font to get here. They are as
follows:
Ser/Par Language
This parameter allows you to select the language used by emulations attached to
the Parallel, Serial, and LAN ports (except for LAN-IPDS). The language selection defines the character substitutions in Hex locations 23, 24, 40, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E,
60, 7B, 7C, 7D, and 7E. The default is US.
The details of the character substitutions can be found in the Line Printer Applications Manual. The possible options are:
US
French
Swedish/Finish
Portuguese
Chinese
Italian T6
French Withdrawn
Dutch LG
JIS Roman LG
ISO Nor/Dan LG
Turkish LG
French Epson
Italian Epson
Spanish 2 Epson
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German
UK
Italian
Canadian
FrenchT6
Canadian Alt
Nor/DanT6
Finnish LG
Nor/Dan LG
Portuguese LG
Cro-ASCII
UK Epson
Norwegian Epson
Lat Amer Epson
Norwegian/Dan
Spanish
Japanese
Hungarian
SwedishT6
Swedish Basic
UK LG
Swiss LG
Swedish LG
VT 100
Nor/Dan Epson
Spanish Epson
Danish Epson
IRV
Operator Menu ⇒ Font
Tx/Cx Language (only on Twinax/Coax printers)
This parameter defines the language used by emulations attached to Twinax and
Coax ports (except IPDS). The default is US.
The details of the character sets can be found in the Line Printer Applications
Manual. The possible options are:
US
French
Swedish/Finish
Portuguese
Brazilian
Code Page 1026
German
UK
Italian
Canadian
Spanish Speak
Katakana
Norwegian/Dan
Spanish
Japanese
Belgian
Code Page 905
Multinational
IPDS Language (only if IPDS is installed)
This parameter defines the language used by the IPDS emulation. The default is
US. The details of the character sets can be found in the Line Printer Applications
Manual. The possible options are:
Internat'l 500
Nor/Dan 277
Spanish 284
Jap/English 281
Belgian 500
Katakana 290
Icelandic 871
Turkish 905
English US 037
French 297
Fin/Swedish 278
Portuguese 037
Brazilian 275
Portuguese 282
Latin2 870
Turkish 1026
Aus/German 273
English UK 285
Italian 280
Canadian 037
Spanish Spk 284
Swiss 500
Cyrillic 880
Ser/Par Character Set
This parameter allows you to select a character set that occupies locations Hex 80
through FF used by emulations attached to the Parallel, Serial, and LAN ports
(except for IPDS over LAN). The default depends on the following:
Emulations
Tally ANSI, P600, P6000, P5000
IBM Proprinter, MTPL, Genicom4800, Genicom5000
Epson FX-1180
DEC LG
HP 2564C
Default Character Set
Latin 1 8859-1
Code Page 437
Italic
DEC MultiNation
Roman-8
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Operator Menu ⇒ Font
The details of the character sets can be found in the Line Printer Applications
Manual. The possible options are:
Latin 1 8859-1
Cyrillic 8859-5
Code Page 437
Code Page 852
Code Page 863
Code Page 928
Code Page 1250
Code Page 1253
DECTurkish
DEC Supplemental
Mazovia
Katakana ISO 13
Latin 2 8859-2
Greek 8859-7
Code Page 850
Code Page 855
Code Page 866
Code Page 437G
Code Page 1251
Code Page 1254
SiemensTurkish
Greek Supplemental
Kamenicky
Line Draw
Latin 9 8859-15
Turkish 8859-9
Code Page 851
Code Page 857
Code Page 869
Code Page 866B
Code Page 1252
DEC MultiNational
DEC Technical
Turkish Supplemental
Roman-8
Italic
Matrix
There are two font modes available on your printer. One mode is called Enhanced and the other is called CDF (for Constant Density Font). Enhanced fonts
include Draft and Data Processing, Near Letter Quality (Gothic and Courier), and
Optical Character Recognition Fonts (OCR-A and OCR-B). Constant Density fonts
include only Draft and Data Processing. In addition, the available CPI options
are different for each mode.
When this option is set to Enhanced, characters printed at 12, 13.3, 15, and 17.14
will use a denser character matrix than that of the default CDF matrix. If this
option is set to CDF and a CDF font matrix is not available for the current Font
Style and CPI, the Enhanced matrix will be selected.
CPI Selection is limited in the CDF Mode. The Specifications Section of this manual has a listing of
the CPI options available in Constant Density fonts. If you select a CPI value, either through the
Control Panel or via an escape sequence from the host computer, that is not available in Constant
Density Mode, the printer will automatically switch to Enhanced Mode for printer output.
OCRA Density
This parameter sets the density for the OCRA font. There are three options:
Standard, Enhanced, and High. Standard is the default option and prints at 85
DPI vertical. Choosing the Enhanced option will cause the OCR-A font to be
printed at 96 DPI vertical. Choosing the High option will cause the OCR-A font to
be printed at 144 DPI vertical. Standard and Enhanced print at the same speed,
but the enhanced font is slightly shorter than the Standard. High prints at a slower
speed.
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Ser/Par Style
This parameter allows you to select the font style used by emulations attached to
the Parallel, Serial, and LAN port (except for LAN-IPDS). For emulations that
support downloaded fonts, you can use this parameter to select the download
font. The default option selection is DP.
Style options
Draft
DP
Gothic
Courier
OCR-A
OCR-B
Download
(High-speed)
(Data Processing, Default selection)
(Sans Serif NLQ)
(Serif NLQ)
(Optical Character Recognition)
(Optical Character Recognition)
(Selects the downloaded font)
Tx/Cx Style (only on Twinax/Coax printers)
This parameter allows you to select the default font style used by emulations
attached to the Twinax and Coax ports (except IPDS).
Style options
Draft
DP
Gothic
Courier
OCR-A
OCR-B
(High-speed)
(Data Processing, Default selection)
(Sans Serif NLQ)
(Serif NLQ)
(Optical Character Recognition)
(Optical Character Recognition)
IPDS Style (only if IPDS is installed)
This parameter allows you to select the default font style used by the IPDS emulation.
Style options
Draft
DP
Gothic
Courier
(High-speed)
(Data Processing, Default selection)
(Sans Serif NLQ)
(Serif NLQ)
CPI (Characters Per Inch)
This parameter allows you to select characters per inch (CPI) settings. The
possible options are 5, 6, 6.67, 7.5, 8.33, 8.57, 10, 12, 13.33, 15, 16.67, 17.14, and
20. The default is 10 CPI.
Panel Language
This parameter allows you to set up the printer to display messages on the Control Panel in a particular language. Printed reports also display in your chosen
language. The possible options are English (default), German, French, Italian,
Swedish/Finish, and Spanish.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Font
OCR Standards
This parameter defines the combination of ANSI and DIN standards to be used
for the OCR-A and OCR-B character sets. The default value is dependent on the
emulation. The possible selections are:
A: ANSI
A: DIN
A: ANSI
A: DIN
B:ANSI
B:ANSI
B:DIN
B:DIN
This means ANSI OCR-A and ANSI OCR-B
This means DIN OCR-A and ANSI OCR-B
This means ANSI OCR-A and DIN OCR-B
This means DIN OCR-A and DIN OCR-B
Zero
As an aid in distinguishing zeros from the uppercase letter O, you can choose to
have your zeros slashed (Ø). The default parameter option is open (non-slashed)
zeros.
Compressed 8
This parameter is either ON or OFF. Choosing ON causes all the characters
themselves that are printed at 8 LPI and above to be compressed vertically. The
result is increased white space between lines of print without changing the current
LPI setting. Compressed 8 works for any CPI setting. The default selection
parameter is OFF.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Forms
Forms Category
This category is used for setting up the
specifics for your individual forms. Use
the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu
=> Operator Menu => Forms => to get
here.
Length (lines)
If you wish to define the length of your form in lines, you may select a form
length from 1 to 255. The default option is 66.
Length (inches)
If you wish to define the length of your form in inches, you may select a form
length from 0.1 to 25.5 inches. The default option is 11.0 inches.
LPI (Lines Per Inch)
This parameter allows you to set the lines per inch. The possible selections are
1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12. The default option is 6 LPI.
Top Margin
The option selected here determines where the first line of print is located on the
page. The Top Margin location is measured in the number of lines from the
current Top-of-Form location. The range is 0 to 255, with the default option set
to 0.
In the IPDS emulation, the value set in this parameter is not used, since the value is set up in the
data stream.
Bottom Margin
This parameter allows you to set the bottom margin. The Bottom Margin is
measured in the number of lines from the current Top-of-Form location. The
range is 0 to 255, with the default option set to 66.
In the IPDS emulation, the value set in this parameter is not used, since the value is set up in the
data stream.
The Bottom Margin (and the Top Margin) parameter option is defined in terms
of lines and so there is a natural relationship with the LPI option. For example:
Suppose the LPI option is set to 6 lines per inch and the Bottom Margin option is
set to line 60. The physical location on the paper of the Bottom Margin will be
10 inches from the Top-of-Form location (60 lines divided by 6 lines per inch). If
the LPI is then changed to 10 lines per inch, the Bottom Margin automatically
changes to line 100 in order to maintain the previous physical location for the
Bottom Margin at 10 inches from the Top-of-Form location (100 lines divided by
10 lines per inch). A new Bottom Margin setting can be selected, of course, if that
is what is desired.
The Top Margin and Bottom Margin are thus translated into a physical location on the paper.
Subsequent changes in LPI affect this location. If the new location does not exactly correspond with a
line position, no asterisk is shown as a “current setting” indicator.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Forms
Left Margin
You can place the left margin at any column number across the page, using
parameter options 1 to 272. The range of options for this parameter depends on
the CPI setting. Column 1 is the default option. The left margin must be less
than or equal to the right margin.
In the IPDS emulation, the margin settings are absolute in regards to column number, so that
changing the CPI also changes the physical location of the margin.
Right Margin
You can place the right margin at any column number across the page. As with
Left Margin, the range of this value depends on the CPI. Column 136 is the
default option. The right margin must be greater than or equal to the left
margin.
In the IPDS emulation, the margin settings are absolute in regards to column number, so that
changing the CPI also changes the physical location of the margin.
If a requested margin setting indicates a column number that is greater than the
maximum allowable for the current CPI, the printer will default to the last valid
setting.
The current value of the right and left margins reflects a physical location on the form, and therefore
changes when the CPI setting changes. If the physical location of the right or left margin does not
exactly correspond with a column position after changing the CPI (characters per
inch) setting, there will be no current setting indicator (asterisk). (See this same
discussion under Bottom Margin Parameter).
Horz Adjust
The print position on the form may be adjusted horizontally in increments of
1/30th an inch. The default option is 0.
Vert Adjust
The print position on the form may be adjusted vertically in increments of
1/72nd an inch. The default option is 0.
Print to EOF (End Of Form)
Before changing paper it is best to print to the end of the current form. This
parameter allows you to set up the printer to print to the end of the form automatically. The options are On and Off, with the default at Off.
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For Print to EOF to function properly the last print line of
the form must come before the perforation. If the Form
Length option allows printing to go over a perforation, it
is possible for the printer to continue printing in a paper
out situation without any paper in the printer, which may
damage the printer.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Forms
Print to EOF (End Of Form) Continued
If Print to EOF is ON:
The printer automatically prints to the end of the form then stops. The display
reads Paper Out, the alarm sounds, and the FAULT indicator illuminates. At this
point you can load the machine with more paper. After you load paper, adjust
the top-of-form location and make sure the paper is feeding correctly. When you
are ready, depress the Clear key to clear the fault condition, then place the
printer Online and continue printing.
If Print to EOF is OFF, you have two choices:
Choice 1:
Load a new supply of paper into the printer. After paper has been loaded, set the
correct top-of-form location and check for proper paper feed. When you are
ready, depress the Clear key to clear the fault condition, then place the printer
Online and continue printing.
The printer will start printing where it left off, which may cause improper form and print location
alignment.
Choice 2:
Depress the Enter key. The printer prints to the end of the current form, then the
display reads Paper Out and the FAULT Indicator illuminates. At this point you
may load more paper on the printer. After loading paper, set the correct top-ofform location and check for proper paper feeding. When you are ready, depress
the Clear key to clear the fault condition, then place the printer Online and
continue printing.
The Paper Out Sensor will not work unless the Top-Of-Form location has been set properly.
Quick Access
This parameter allows you to set up your printer for quick access to printed
forms. When Quick Access is enabled and the printer is Offline, pressing the
Enter key removes the last printed form. When you use the Quick Access feature,
you should set a top margin equal to the distance from the hammer bank to the
top part of the form remaining in the tractors in order to eject the whole form
and remove it cleanly. The default option for this setting is Disabled. Eject
distance is set with the next parameter, the Eject Distance.
Eject Distance
The Eject Distance parameter allows you to select the distance at which the paper
ejects during Quick Access operation, or if Zero Tear Paper Path is selected. If
Zero Tear Paper Path is selected, the Eject Distance specifies how far to move the
paper to the tear-off position. The units are in tenths of an inch, from 0.0 to 25.5.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Forms
Impact
This parameter has three options: Auto, which is the default, Normal, and High.
Paper Weight
The Paper Weight parameter defines the “paper moves” — how the paper motion
and printing work according to the thickness of the paper. If on Auto (the default), the selection will be either Light or Heavy depending on the Print Gap
setting.
On the Auto setting Paper Weight uses the print gap to sense what is needed.
However, in some cases you may want to set it manually. For example, very dense
(yet thin) paper may need to be assigned a heavy paper weight to ensure good
print quality.
Fast Slew
Slew refers to the high speed paper motion that occurs whenever the printer
moves paper more than one line. If your forms are not too thin or fragile such
that output stacking is a problem, you can decrease the printer’s slew speed by
setting this parameter to Disabled. The default setting is Enabled..
Double Strike
When this parameter is set to Enabled, the printer strikes each dot twice. Use this
to get better print quality when you are printing on an exceptionally thick form.
Default is Disabled.
Enabling Double Strike decreases the printer throughput by approximately 50%.
RibbonMonitor
This parameter enables the Ribbon Monitor feature. The options are Enabled
and Disabled (default).
This feature helps the printer operator determine when to replace ribbons for
optimum and consistent print quality. It works by counting the estimated number
of characters printed as jobs are printed. Since ribbons are rated for an estimated
number of characters, when the character count threshold is reached for the
current ribbon the operator is notified via the panel that the ribbon needs to be
replaced.
Ribbon Monitor can be disabled at any time. However, the “characters printed count” is reset to zero
whenever Ribbon Monitor is enabled, so enabling the feature should only be done with a fresh ribbon.
If the Ribbon Monitor Fault occurs, and is cleared without the ribbon life threshold being increased or the ribbon count reset to zero, the “Replace Ribbon”
message will reappear approximately every one million characters until one of
these operations is performed. This message will also appear upon powerup if
the ribbon count is above the threshold at that time.
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RibnMon Thresh
This parameter sets the ribbon life threshold of the Ribbon Monitor feature. The
default option is 40, assuming that a 40 million character ribbon is being used.
This option should be changed to 60 or 250 if a 60 million or 250 million character ribbon is used. The setting can be further refined based on the application
being printed.
Ribbon Monitor Operation
When the number of characters printed reaches the ribbon life threshold, the
current print job will stop, the Fault indicator will light, and the Replace Ribbon
message will appear. When this situation occurs:
• Clear the fault with the Clear key. The fault indicator should turn off and
the Replace Ribbon message should disappear. (As explained under
RibbonMonitor, see above, the fault message may recur.)
• Look at the recently printed output of the printer to determine if the
ribbon is exhausted. If the quality of the output is still acceptable, you can
increase the ribbon life threshold through the RibnMon Thresh option.
The printer can then be placed back online and printing will resume.
• If the printed output is too light, then the ribbon is exhausted. Replace
the ribbon with a new one, and reset the ribbon count with Clear Menu
Ribbon Count. The printer can then be placed back online and printing
will resume.
If the printing application is particularly heavy, it may be necessary to decrease the threshold.
The current Ribbon Monitor status can be obtained by printing a Calibrations
Report (Menu => Configuration Menu => Printer => Report). This report will
indicate whether Ribbon Monitor is enabled, the estimated number of characters
printed since Ribbon Monitor was last reset, and the selected threshold.
If the LAN interface is installed, the Ribbon Monitor status can be viewed graphically in WebPanel in which the size of the gas gauge bar decreases as a percentage
of remaining expected ribbon life. The color of the bar is green when expected
remaining ribbon life is between 51% and 100%, yellow when between 26% and
50%, and red when 25% or less. WebPanel can also be configured to send an
Email Notification when the expected remaining ribbon life falls to 25%.
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Operator Menu ⇒ Print Gap
Print Gap Category
This category has the parameters for
setting the different aspects of the print
gap mechanism. Use the Arrow and
Enter keys to select Menu => Operator
Menu => Print Gap to get here.
Detect
When the enter key is pressed to select this parameter, the platen squeezes against
the paper at the current paper position. The resulting optimal print gap setting is
stored in the current configuration. The platen opens up fully after this operation.
Adjust
This is where the print gap may be set, if Mode is set to Manual, or fine-tuned if
Mode is set to Auto. The final print gap value may be saved in a configuration
associated with this paper form.
Fine-Tuning when Mode is set to Auto
The upper right region of the LCD shows a number1 corresponding to the
optimal print gap determined by the detection process (the gap separating
the hammer impactors from the platen). The lower right region displays an
adjustment offset number associated with fine-tuning. When the operator
presses the “-” or “+” Print Gap key on the control panel, this number will get
smaller or larger, respectively. The range of allowed change is restricted by
the auto gap firmware. The lower left region of the LCD provides a graphical
indication of the adjustment being made.
1. This number is for general reference. The precise relationship between the displayed number and physical
distance is complex and beyond the scope of this manual.
Fine-Tuning the Print Gap Manually
The lower right region of the LCD shows a number2 corresponding to the
current gap separating the hammer impactors from the platen. Press the "+"
or "-" Print Gap key to roughly match the setting to the kind of paper that is
loaded. This number will get larger or smaller respectively. The range of
allowed change is unrestricted over the complete gap range.3 The lower left
region of the LCD provides a graphical indication of the adjustment being
made.
2. This number is for general reference. The precise relationship between the displayed number and physical
distance is complex and beyond the scope of this manual.
3. The control software will prevent selection of a print gap so small that it would pinch the paper so tightly that it
will bind within the mechanism.
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Reset
This parameter resets the gap position to 190. If Detect Mode is Auto, the next
time TOF is requested or the TOF key is pressed, a print gap detect will be
performed.
Mode
This parameter determines whether a print gap detection operation is performed
automatically. Auto is the default and if set, a gap detection process will be
performed when:
(1) the printer has been off but is now turned on, and a TOF is set;
(2) the printer has been off but is now turned on, and a print run is started;
(3) a Paper Out Fault is triggered and either the TOF is set or a print run is
resumed;
(4) the printer has been off but is now turned on, and a manual adjustment is
made to the current print gap using the Print Gap “+” or “-” keys.
If Manual is selected, a gap detection process will not be performed under the
four conditions listed above. Instead, whenever the print gap set point must be
applied, the print gap value stored in the current configuration will be used. The
allowable adjustment range is 0 to 190. If the current configuration has an
uninitialized gap value, the platen will move to the default value of 190.
Detect Distance
This parameter sets the vertical distance from the TOF to the position where the
paper is squeezed during a Detect operation. The allowable range is 0 inches to
the current form length, with increments in tenths of inches. The default value is
2.0 inches. The print gap is detected at a point away from the perforation in
order to avoid false readings that could be caused by uneven areas around the
perforation. The default distance of 2.0 inches is usually adequate unless there
are forms anomalies (such as an attached card or an envelope window) in that
area.
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Operator Menu ⇒ VFU
VFU Category (Vertical Format Units)
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select
Menu => Operator Menu => VFU to get
here.
VFU Enable
A Vertical Format Unit is a means for loading sets of vertical tabs. These vertical
tabs define various parameters of a form and apply only to the emulations which
make explicit use of the VFU channels. Setting this to Enabled causes the printer
to use the last loaded EVFU instead of using the Form Length, Top Margin, and
Bottom Margin settings. When an EVFU is loaded, this parameter is automatically set to Enabled. The default is Disabled.
VT Channel (Vertical Tab Channel)
You can select which VFU Channel is designated as the Vertical Tab Channel.
This parameter applies only to the emulations which make explicit use of the VFU
channels. Options are 1 - 12 and Unused. The default depends on the emulation
as defined in the table on page 3-57 under Ser/Par Emulation.
Skip When
This parameter applies only to the emulations which make explicit use of the VFU
channels. It designates where the Skip Length distance will begin - before or after
the Bottom of Form channel. The Skip location is determined by using the
designated Bottom-of-Form Channel in the downloaded VFU. The Skip When
only functions when the VFU Environment is Enabled. The default depends on
the emulation as defined in the table on page 3-57 under Ser/Par Emulation.
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Config Menu ⇒ Printer
Config Menu
Following are explanations of each category and
parameter in the Config Menu. For all available
options under each parameter below, consult the
Help Menu printout. The categories here are
Printer, Codes, Graphics, Configurations, Serial
I/O, Parallel I/O, IntelliFilter, and when the
options are installed, Twinax/Coax and IPDS.
Printer Category
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select
Menu => Config Menu => Printer to get
here.
Powerup
This parameter sets the printer either Online or Offline when the power switch is
turned on. The default is Offline.
Ser/Par Emulation
This parameter allows you to define which set of printer control commands will
be emulated for data received on the Serial and Parallel ports (except LANIPDS). Tally ANSI is the default selection.
When a new emulation setting is entered through the Printer Control Panel,
emulation dependent parameters in the Current configuration are changed to
match the default settings for the selected emulation. The following table lists
those parameters by emulation:
Parameter
Tally ANSI
Genicom ANSI
Character Set
OCR-A
OCR-B
Auto CR
Line Wrap
Wrap LF
Code 7F
VT Channel
SkipWhen
Latin1
ANSI
ANSI
OFF
OFF
OFF
FILL
2
Before
Code Pg 437
ANSI
ANSI
ON
ON
ON
FILL
12
Before
P5000
Code Pg 850
ANSI
ANSI
ON
OFF
OFF
Space
N/A
N/A
P6000
P600
Latin1
ANSI
ANSI
ON
OFF
OFF
Space
12
After
Latin1
ANSI
ANSI
OFF
OFF
OFF
Space
12
After
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Config Menu ⇒ Printer
Parameter
HP 2564C
DEC LG01
Epson FX-1180
IBM Proprinter
MTPL
Character Set
OCR-A
OCR-B
Auto CR
Line Wrap
Wrap LF
Code 7F
VT Channel
SkipWhen
Roman-8
ANSI
ANSI
OFF
OFF
OFF
Fill
12
After
DEC
ANSI
DIN
OFF
OFF
OFF
FILL
12
After
Italic
ANSI
ANSI
ON
ON
ON
Delete Char
N/A
N/A
Code Pg 437
ANSI
ANSI
ON
ON
ON
Ignore
N/A
N/A
Code Pg 437
ANSI
ANSI
ON
ON
ON
Delete Buffer
N/A
N/A
LAN Emulation (LAN Interface only)
This parameter is used to select the emulation attached to the Ethernet port when
using the LANPlex interface. The options are the same as for the Ser/Par Emulation.
Twinax Emul (Twinax/Coax only)
This parameter is used to select the Twinax emulation when using the FourPlex
interface. The options are IBM 4234, IBM 4210, and IBM 5225. The default is
IBM 4234. The Coax emulation will always be IBM 4234.
Dump Mode
This parameter is used to troubleshoot problems that may arise when processing
data. It places the printer into a Hex Dump Mode. You can select three styles of
printouts for use as debugging tools. The selections are:
OFF: Dump Mode is disabled. (Default selection)
Style1: Two column output. Text, spaces, and control codes are printed in
hexadecimal code format in one column and ASCII equivalents in
another column.
Style2: Only control codes are printed in hexadecimal format. ASCII characters
are printed as is and escape sequences force a new line.
Style3: Control codes and spaces are printed in hexadecimal format. ASCII
characters are printed as is and escape sequences force a new line.
Twinax Interface
There is only one style for Twinax. It is similar to the Serial/Parallel Style 1,
except the Hex codes are EBCDIC instead of ACSII.
Coax Interface
There is only one style for Coax. It is a unique dump mode that prints the
contents of the PCIA buffer associated with each data buffer.
IPDS Option
If the IPDS option is installed, the dump from the IPDS data stream will be
uniquely formatted regardless of the Dump Mode selection.
I/O Hold Time
This parameter allows you to set the amount of time the printer remains locked
onto the I/O on which it is receiving data after data transmission stops. You can
set this to be 5 - 600 seconds. Default is 30 seconds.
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Report
Use this parameter to print or display a report of the following, using the arrow
keys to cycle through the list of reports to the one that is needed. Pressing Enter
will start the report printing:
Current Config: This produces a printed report of the current printer configuration. The report contains a header which identifies the installed software and
interface, any options that are installed, and statistics for time powered on, time
printing, and total lines printed.
All Configs: Produces a printed report of all the saved printer configurations.
The report contains a header which identifies the installed software and interface,
any options that are installed, and statistics for time powered on, time printing,
and total lines printed.
Configs 1-10: Produces a printed report of any of the saved printer configurations. The report contains a header which identifies the installed software and
interface, any options that are installed, and statistics for time powered on, time
printing, and total lines printed.
Calibrations: Produces a printed report of the printer calibration settings. The
report contains a header which identifies the installed software and interface, and
statistics for time powered on, time printing, and total lines printed. The body of
the report shows the values of the current sensor and print timing calibrations. It
also contains a report of the Ribbon Monitor status.
Ribbon Count: Displays the number of characters printed since the ribbon count
was last reset.
Last Fault: Displays the last fault message on the control panel display.
Fault Log: Displays the fault log on the control panel display.
Version: Displays the version numbers of the installed software on the control
panel display.
IntelliFilter: Prints the currently downloaded IntelliFilter.
Beeper Mode
When a fault event occurs, the beeper will sound. There are two options: Single
or Persistent. In the Single mode, each fault event will cause the fault alert beeper
to produce just one short-duration audio tone and then to remain silent. In the
Persistent mode, a fault event will cause the fault alert beeper to periodically
produce a short-duration audio tone that cycles approximately once per second
and will persist until the operator clears the fault.
Beeper Volume
Here the user selects the loudness of the audio tone produced by the fault alert
beeper. The options are Silent, Low – the default, Medium, or High. Pressing the
Enter key will produce a short sample tone that corresponds to the option selected.
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Config Menu ⇒ Codes
Codes Category
In this category are choices that allow you
to determine the printer’s response to
certain conditions and to assign values to
parameters that are used by other commands or escape sequences. Use the
Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu =>
Config Menu => Codes to get here.
For the IPDS Emulation, these options have no function.
Auto LF (Line Feed)
Auto LF causes the printer to perform a Line Feed each time it receives a Carriage Return Control Code. This option is available for host systems that cannot
send a Line Feed Control Code.
Some computers automatically generate a Line Feed of their own at the right
margin. If your system does this and if Auto LF is enabled, it will result in a
double-space between lines of print. Consult your computer manual to determine
whether this function should be turned off or on. Default is OFF.
Auto CR (Carriage Return)
Auto CR allows the printer to perform a Carriage Return (moves print location to
the left margin) when it receives either a Line Feed or Vertical Tab Control Code.
The default value is dependent on the emulation (see the list on page 3-57 under
Ser/Par Emul).
Line Wrap
If the printer gets to the right margin without receiving a paper movement command, the Line Wrap parameter dictates how the rest of the data will be treated.
If Line Wrap is OFF the excess characters are lost. If Line Wrap is ON, printer
response is determined by the Wrap Line Feed (see below).
If Line Wrap is ON and Wrap LF is OFF, the printer performs a Carriage Return only and overprinting can result.
If Line Wrap is ON and Wrap LF is ON, the printer performs a Carriage Return
plus a Line Feed and excess characters are printed on a new line at the left
margin.
The default value is dependent on the emulation (see the list on page 3-57 under
Ser/Par Emul).
Wrap Line Feed
This parameter works in conjunction with the Line Wrap parameter above. The
default value is dependent on the emulation (see the list on page 3-57 under Ser/
Par Emul).
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Print on CR
This parameter is intended for use by customers whose applications embolden
characters by using a CR-only method to selectively reprint all or parts of a line.
Off:
Ignore bolding, print as regular text (Default setting)
Double Strike: Print line, then backup to reprint (bold by overstriking)
Bold:
Print line once, bold portions printed with enhanced "bold"
style
For example, the application may embolden the word "bold" in a sentence by
sending (^ marks a space) the following:
This is bold<CR>^^^^^^^^bold<CR><LF>
With "Double Strike" selected, bolding is accomplished by re-striking the characters at the same dot positions. This requires a 1-line backup after printing each
<CR> pass; some applications use many passes to print a single bolded line, so
printing throughput may be reduced accordingly.
With "Bold" selected, bolding is accomplished by rendering the bolded characters
twice, one with a small offset to create a "shadow" effect. The resulting print is
thicker and thus appears darker. This is the same technique used with the "bold"
character attribute selected via emulation escape sequences.
Form Feed at TOF
This dictates how the printer will respond to a Form Feed Control Code received
from the host computer when it is already at a top-of-form location. If set to
Disabled, the printer ignores the Form Feed Control Code sent from the host. If
set to Enabled (default selection) the printer performs the requested form feed
and advances to the next top-of-form.
ESC
This parameter is valid only in the Tally ANSI and LG emulations. When set to
Disabled, the ESC control character is ignored. The default is Enabled.
Alt ESC (Alternate Escape)
This parameter is only valid in the Tally ANSI and LG emulations. When set to
Enabled, a "^" (carat) character in column 1 (left margin) followed by a CR or a
CR LF can be used in place of the ESC control code. The default is Disabled. ESC
(see above) must also be Enabled for this to work.
Upper Only
This parameter allows you to set up your printer to print in uppercase characters
only from the active Character Set. When this parameter is enabled, the lowercase characters in Hex positions 61 through 7A are overwritten by the uppercase
characters in positions 41 through 5A. The default selection is Disabled.
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Code 7F
This parameter allows you to dictate how the printer will react when it receives a
Hexadecimal code 7F. The default value depends on the emulation. (See the
Emulation Parameter, presented earlier in this chapter.)
Ignore:
Delete Char:
Delete Buffer:
Space:
Fill:
The code is ignored.
The previous character is deleted.
The previous characters on the current print line are deleted.
A Space character is substituted.
A Fill character is substituted.
Print 80 - 9F Hex
This parameter defines whether locations 80 through 9F Hex are to be treated as
control characters or printable characters. The function of the control characters
in this area depends on the emulation. The options are ON (printable characters) – the default, or OFF (control characters).
Ignore Char
This parameter allows you to select a character that will be ignored in the incoming data stream. Ignore Char functions in all emulations and non-downloadable
print modes. It does not function in plot mode, font download, or VFU download. Options are 0-255, referring to the decimal value of any 8-bit character, or
OFF. Default is OFF.
Sub Char From
This parameter allows you to select a character that will be replaced by the
character designated by the Sub Char To parameter. It functions in all emulations
and non-downloadable print modes. It does not function in plot mode, font
download, or VFU download. Default is OFF.
Sub Char To
This parameter allows you to select the character that will replace the character
designated by Sub Char From. It functions in all emulations and nondownloadable print modes. It does not function in plot mode, font download, or
VFU download. Default is OFF.
PTX SFCC (Only affects the Printronix P5000 emulation)
Defines the Special Function Control Character used by the Printronix P5000
emulation. The decimal value of the ASCII character code is entered. The default
value is 1 (SOH).
PTX ALS (Only affects the Printronix P5000 emulation)
Defines the single line Alternate Line Spacing used by the ACK (Hex 06) command in the Printronix P5000 emulation. The options are 8 or 10.3 which define
the line density. The default value is 8.
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Graphics Category
This category allows you to configure
certain aspects of the Graphic Processing
Options on your printer. Use the Arrow
and Enter keys to select Menu => Config
Menu => Graphics to get here.
Code V Cmd Char
This parameter allows you to change the CVCC. The Default is the ASCII caret
( ^ , Decimal 94, HEX 5E) character.
Smooth Size
This parameter controls the size at which block characters are “smoothed.” The
default is 3, which means that size 3 block characters will be smoothed, but size 2
block characters will not. This parameter is used by Code V and PGL.
PY Then
This parameter defines printer response to characters following the ^PY Command on the same line.
None:
All:
Term:
Free Format:
All data, plus the line terminator are ignored (default)
All data is executed
All but the terminator is ignored
Depends on the state for Free Format Mode
PN Then
This parameter defines printer response to characters following the ^PN Command on the same line.
None:
All data plus the line terminator, are ignored (default)
All:
All data is executed
Free Format: Depends on the state for Free Format Mode
For PY Then and PN Then: Even though Code V documentation states that all other data on the
line is ignored, some Code V installations do not follow this rule.
Dark Bar
This allows you to set the base dot density at which bar codes will print. Low,
Medium, or High. Default is Low .
All bar codes will print at the selected density unless the user program requests a
higher density. When the user program requests a higher density, the printer will
switch to the next higher density than the base density. The following table shows
the density selections and how they change when the printer receives a program
request for a higher density than is selected:
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Table 3 - 2. Bar Code Dot Density
DarkBar Selection
"Normal" Mode
"Dark" Mode
Low (Default)
Medium
High
60 x 72
60(120) x 144
120 x 144
60 (120) x 144
120 x 144
120 x 144
Modplot
This parameter eliminates the need to send an Align to Line Boundary Command
(Tally ANSI) or an extra Line Feed (LF) Control Code (Printronix) when exiting
Plot Mode. Whenever you are using Plot Mode in these emulations, set this
parameter to ON to avoid graphic and text alignment problems. (Modplot ON is
the Default selection.) In addition to Code V and PGL graphics, this parameter
also applies to Tally ANSI and Printronix style graphics. It does not apply to text
following Epson or Proprinter graphics.
On
Line 1: Character Data
Line 2: Plot Data
Line 3: Character Data
Off
Line 1: Character Data
Line 2: Plot Data
Line 3: Character Data
Figure 3 - 3. Modplot Example
Version
This parameter controls the version of Code V the printer emulates. Version 2 is
the default.
Descender
This parameter controls insertion of the character descender gap between print
lines.
Fixed: The descender gap is always inserted after the line whenever Descender
Mode is ON regardless of whether descenders are present or not. (Default)
Auto: The descender gap is only inserted after lines containing characters with
descenders.
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Vertical Scale
This parameter determines whether vertical block characters will be scaled to the
same dimensions as horizontal block characters. Style 1 is the default.
Style 1:
Style 2:
Off:
Adds intercharacter gap after the character has been rotated.
Does not add gap
Vertical block characters will be compressed vertically due to the
higher vertical density (72 DPI vs. 60 DPI).
Zero
As an aid in distinguishing zeros from the uppercase letter O you can choose to
have your zeros slashed (Ø). Slashed is the default. Zero is used by code V and
PGL.
SFCC
This parameter allows you to change the Special Function Command Character.
The Default for this parameter is the ASCII tilde ( ~, Decimal 126, HEX 7E )
character. Options are 1–255 (Decimal designators for ASCII characters)
Code V Language
This parameter allows you to select the language character set that will be used
for text output in Code V Graphics Mode. The default is US. The available
selections are:
US
Norwegian/Dan
French
UK
Japanese
Italian
Swedish/Finish
German
Spanish
PGL Language
This parameter allows you to select the language character set that will be used
for text output in Printronix Graphics Mode. The default is ASCII. The available
options are:
ASCII
Danish
English
Spanish
German
Norwegian
Dutch
Italian
Swedish
Finnish
French
Turkish
Free Format
This turns on Free Format Mode in Code V graphics whenever a ^PY is encountered. Free Format will remain active until a ^PN or ^O (Free Format Mode Off)
command is received. The default is Off.
Automatic PY
If Automatic PY is Enabled, the printer is automatically in Code V graphics mode,
and a ^PY command is not needed in the file being sent to the printer to begin
Code V graphics. The default is Disabled.
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Config Menu ⇒ Graphics
MTPL Bar (only in MTPL emulation)
Setting this parameter will print out barcodes for MTPL. Otherwise, the sequences will be printed as text only. The options are ON and OFF, with the
default being OFF. This parameter only affects the MTPL emulation.
Secured (only in MTPL emulation)
In secured mode (ON), normal text characters can be printed to the right or left
of barcodes. In unsecured mode (OFF), it is not possible to print more than one
line with normal characters in the bar code line. The default is ON. This parameter only affects the MTPL emulation.
IGP Terminator
This selects the Terminator for IGP. When set to CR, all IGP commands are
required to be terminated with a carriage return. When set to CR/LF, all IGP
commands are required to be terminated with a carriage return and line feed.
BlkMaxH
BlkMaxV
BlkMinH
BlkMinV
These four parameters provide the ability to create block characters using
FreeType fonts. However, the user may find that very small FreeType characters
are not legible, and very large FreeType characters may print too slowly. These
four allow the user to select the minimum and maximum horizontal and vertical
size of block characters that will be generated using the FreeType characters.
The size may be adjusted incrementally from 0 to 136.
If the size of the characters being generated is smaller than the minimum or
larger than the maximum size specified, the old block characters will be used.
Postnet Density
Determines whether POSTNET bar codes are printed in Low Density (72 DPI) or
High Density (144 DPI). Low Density is the default. POSTNET bar codes printed
in High Denisty wil print at half the speed of Low Density.
PGL Terminator
Determines whether or not a CR-LF terminator for PGL commands will cause a
line feed to occur.
CR: Will allow line feeds which follow the carriage return to be executed.
Example: ~EXECUTE;TEST<cr><lf>
<cr><lf>
~NORMAL<cr><lf>
The above example would execute three line feeds following the job EXAMPLE.
CR-LF: Will NOT execute line feeds following a carriage return. In the above
example, the LFs would not execute.
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Ignore Term
Determines whether or not a line feed following the CR terminator, a SFOFF, or
an IGOFF command will cause a line feed to occur. There are two options:
Enabled – the default, and Disabled.
Disabled: A LF following the CR terminator, SFOFF, or IGOFF command will
execute.
Example: ~SFOFF<cr><lf>
~IGOFF<cr><lf>
Enable: A LF following the CR terminator in the above example will not execute.
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Config Menu ⇒ Configurations
Configurations Category
The 6300 Series printer can save up to ten
personalized configurations, so you don't
have to recreate configurations you use
frequently. In addition, each configuration you save can be tagged with a label of
up to 15 characters. When you first
receive your printer, each label is a generic "CONFIG" followed by a number 1
through 10. Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu => Config Menu =>
Configurations to get here.
Save
If you have a configuration you are going to use multiple times, you may want to
save it. You use SAVE to do so.
How to Save Configurations:
• Set up all the various printer parameters the way you want them.
• Make sure the printer is Offline by pressing the Online key until the blue
light goes off and Offline appears in the LCD
• Press the Menu key.
• Use the Up or Down Arrow keys to find the Config menu, and press
Enter.
• Use the Up or Down Arrow keys to find Configurations. Scroll through
the list of configurations. If you have not labeled them they will be listed
as CONFIG 1 - CONFIG 10. Press Enter to save your configuration into
any of these slots.
Next time you want to use this configuration, use LOAD.
Load
You will use this parameter to load any of your saved configurations into the
Current Configuration. Use the Load parameter to choose the configurations
you've previously saved.
Powerup Config
You will use this parameter to designate any of the saved configurations as the
configuration that is loaded when the printer powers up. Scroll through the
Powerup Config list of configurations to select the configuration you want to use,
then press Enter. The default Powerup Config is CONFIG1.
Config n Label - (where n = 1 to 10)
You may want to call your configurations something more intuitive than CONFIGs
1 through 10. This is used to set 15-character labels for each configuration slot.
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How to label a configuration slot
• Make sure the printer is Offline.
• Press the Menu key to enter Menu mode.
• Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to get to the Config menu, and then
press Enter.
• Use the Up and Down Arrow keys until the display reads Configurations,
then press Enter.
• Use the Up and Down Arrow keys until you see Config n label, where n is
the number of the configuration you want to label (1-10). Press Enter.
• A cursor appears underneath the first letter (C). Use the Up and Down
Arrow keys to scroll to the number or letter you want to use. Repeat for
up to 15 characters, pressing Enter after each letter. You must press
Enter 15 times even if your label is shorter.
• Press Clear or Menu to save it. Now, when you use SAVE or LOAD, this
configuration name appears in the slot you've chosen.
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Config Menu ⇒ Serial I/O
Serial I/O Category
Serial Interface is a style of host computerto-printer I/O communications. It requires certain parameters to be properly
set in order for the printer and host
computer to communicate. Use the Arrow
and Enter keys to select Menu => Config
Menu => Serial I/O to get here.
Baud
The Baud parameter allows the user to set up the printer to receive data at
different transmission speeds. The baud rate must be the same value at both ends of the
communication line. 9600 is the default.
Data Bits
You can choose the number of data bits per byte. 8 bits is the default.
Stop Bits
This parameter sets the number of serial stop bits. 1 is the default.
Parity
Parity is a method the printer uses to verify that each byte of data it receives is
exactly what the host computer transmitted. When selected, it keeps track of the
number of high bits in each byte (either odd or even). Default is None. The printer
must match the parity of the host computer.
8th Bit
If 8 bits per byte is selected under Data Bits above, you use this parameter to
determine how the 8th bit is to be used. If this bit is to be ignored, the parameter should be set to Unused. If the bit is to be used, the parameter should be
set to Data. Data is the default, used for 8-bit characters.
Protocol
The printer and host computer must establish common signals, understood by
both units, for indicating when to send new data and when to stop sending data.
For IPDS, this parameter allows the serial protocol to be set to either Ready/Busy
or XON/XOFF. For all other printers, there are six additional block mode
protocols. The eight protocols are:
Ready/Busy
(Default selection)
Xon/Xoff
and six Block Mode protocols:
Enq/Ack
(Enquiry/Acknowledge)
Etx/Ack
(End of Text/Acknowledge )
Etx/Ack/Nak
(End of Text/Acknowledge/Neg. Acknowledge )
Ack/Nak
(Acknowledge/Negative Acknowledge )
Xon/off/Etx/Ack (XON/XOFF/End of Text/Acknowledge )
Xon/off/Enq/Ack (XON/XOFF/Enquiry/Acknowledge)
The above protocols are explained in detail in the Applications Manual.
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Status Enquiry
When this parameter is enabled, the host may send an enquiry packet to the
printer requesting status. The printer will then send back a 1 byte packet denoting the status of the printer. If this option is set to OFF (the default), no packet
will be sent back. The Status Enquiry feature may be enabled in conjunction with
any other protocol. When enabled and the host sends an ENQ character, the
printer responds by sending a printer status byte. The status byte is designed to
be a printable code and is the only printable code the printer can transmit.
The bit pattern is as follows:
Bit
Meaning/Value
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Parity if 7 bit data and parity enabled (MSB)
Always a 1
1 if Data Overrun
Always a 0
1 if Parity Error
1 if Paper System Error or Platen Open
1 if Offline
1 if Busy (fault or buffer full) (LSB)
The Status Enquiry Feature is slightly different when the current emulation is the
HP2564C. Instead of responding to the ENQ character, the printer will respond
to the ESC ? DC1 sequence. The bit pattern of the status response is as follows:
Bit
Meaning/Value
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Parity if 7 bit data and parity enabled (MSB)
Always a 0
Always a 1
Always a 1
0 if Parity Error, Data Overrun, or Buffer Overflow
1 if Offline
1 if Busy (fault or buffer full)
1 if Paper System Error or Platen Open (LSB)
DTR Function
This parameter allows the user to change the operation of the Data Terminal
Ready (DTR) line on the printer interface. The DTR line is used to indicate
printer status to the host computer.
Busy (Default): In this mode the DTR line is used to signal the host to stop
sending data because the printer buffer is 85% full. However, some cabling
systems require the DTR Line of the printer to be configured differently. This
cabling scheme can interfere with printer transmission or host reception of the
Xoff signal when using the Xon/Xoff Serial Protocol. This situation can result in
Buffer Overflow and Data Overrun situations and loss of data.
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Offline: When this option is active, the DTR Line is used to signal only that the
printer is Online or Offline. Unlike the Busy option, the Offline option will not
interfere with operation of the Xon/Xoff Communication Protocol.
Power: When this option is active, the DTR Line is used to signal the host that
the printer is powered up. This DTR Selection will not interfere with host reception of the Xoff/Xon Serial Protocol, because unlike the Busy selection, the DTR
Signal is not toggled at the same time as the Xoff Signal. When using this option,
the DTR Polarity parameter must be set to Actv Hi.
If your system is configured to use Xon/Xoff Protocol, using the Busy option above will cause interference with printer to host communication. You may however, use the DTR Line to signal the host that
the printer is Offline or that the printer is powered up (Offline and Power options, respectively).
DTR Polarity
This parameter is used to set the DTR Signal polarity. Active Low is the default.
Busy Polarity
This parameter allows you to control the polarity of the Busy Signal. Active Low
is the default.
RTS Function
The RTS line of the serial interface has been used to indicate Busy in addition to
the DTR line. This option allows the RTS line to either be continuously High or
to function as Busy (default).
Robust Xon
This parameter behaves the same as a normal Xon/Xoff protocol, except that
with this parameter enabled, the Xon code will be sent every 5 seconds when the
printer is ready to accept data. OFF is the default.
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Config Menu ⇒ Parallel I/O
Parallel I/O Category
The Parallel Category on your printer
has three parameters that can be changed
according to user needs. Use the Arrow
and Enter keys to select Menu => Config
Menu => Parallel I/O to get here.
POPC (Print On Paper Command)
The POPC parameter can be set up so that each time a paper advance command
is received (such as a Line Feed, Form Feed, or Vertical Tab), any data currently
held in the buffer will be printed before the command is carried out. The default
is On.
8th Bit
The 8th Bit can serve several functions, depending on the software manufacturer.
Check your software manual for information concerning the functions of this bit.
Data is the default.
Bi-Directional
This parameter controls the bidirectional operation of the Parallel interface. The
default selection is On (enabled).
When ON, the Parallel interface operates in IEEE-1284 Bidirectional Nibble
Mode. This mode enables features dependent on bidirectional “reverse channel”
communicaiton via the parallel port, such as HP PJL Status and Windows Plug-nPlay. Note that the host computer or print server attached to the parallel port
must be configured to use IEEE-1284 Nibble Mode, otherwise it may not function
correctly with your printer. ECP Mode is not compatible with Nibble Mode.
When OFF, the Parallel interface operates in the Centronics Compatibility Mode
(“standard” mode). This mode does not support bidirectional communication. If
there are parallel interface compatibility problems between the host computer
and the printer, setting Bi-Directional = OFF may resolve the problem.
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Config Menu ⇒ Intellifilter
Intellifilter Category
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select
Menu => Config Menu => Intellifilter to
get here.
Intellifilter is a programmable feature,
standard on TallyGenicom line printers. Without having to touch an otherwise
well-working host system, Intellifilter permits users to free their systems from hard
coded dependence on a specific printer that is no longer maintainable, or able to
meet the demands of the application.
Serial
Parallel
Twinax/Coax
LAN
These four parameters can be set to either Enable or Disable the IntelliFilter on
their respective ports.
File Management
Selecting Download, places the printer in the IntelliFilter download mode. Delete
will delete the currently downloaded IntelliFilter.
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu => Config Menu => Printer =>
Report => IntelliFilter to print the currently downloaded IntelliFilter.
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Config Menu ⇒ Twinax/Coax
Twinax/Coax Category
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select
Menu => Config Menu => Twinax/Coax to
get here.
Send PA (Coax Only)
There are two options for this parameter, PA1 and PA2. These options only have
meaning when the printer is in the SCS Mode. If they are selected while the
printer is in non SCS Mode, the Invalid Key error message will display briefly.
These options perform special functions that change from one software application to another. Selecting one of these options while the printer is operating in
SCS Mode causes the printer to:
•
•
•
Display status code PA1 Key (61) or PA2 Key (62)
Send an attention response to the host computer.
Send a special operator request to the application program and wait for a
response back.
Certain application programs may ask you to select the PA1 or PA2 option in this
category. In this situation:
•
•
•
The printer display will read Enter PA Key (63).
The audible alarm beeps continuously.
The host opens a 10 minute "window" for one of the PA options to be
selected. If the correct PA option is not selected during this time, the
display clears, the audible alarm stops, and the printer sends a No PA Key
message to the host computer. The effect of this message is applicationdependent. Depressing the Online/Offline key clears this condition.
Address (Twinax Only)
Sets the Twinax device address for the printer. The default is Undefined.
SPD (Coax Only)
When set to Disabled, this parameter causes the host Set Print Density command
to be ignored. This is used to prevent the host from overriding control panel CPI
settings. Default is Enabled.
SCD (Twinax Only)
When set to Disabled, this parameter causes the host Set Character Density
command to be ignored. This is used to prevent the host from overriding control
panel CPI settings. Default is Enabled.
IPDS: This option is not available.
SLD
When this parameter is set to Disabled, the host Set Line Density command is
ignored. This prevents the host from overriding control panel LPI settings. The
default is Enabled.
IPDS: This option is not available.
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Host Font Style (Twinax Only)
When you set this parameter to Disabled, the host Page Presentation Media
command is ignored. This is used when you want to prevent the host from
overriding control panel Font Style settings. The default is Enabled.
IPDS: This option is not available.
Screen Size (Screen) (Coax Only)
The parameter allows you to set the screen size for the Coax screen copy function
(in non SCS Mode only). The default is 1920.
Case (Coax Only)
If you set this parameter to Mono, all uppercase characters print. In Dual mode,
upper and lower case characters print. This parameter applies in non SCS mode
only. The default is Dual.
Compatibility Switches (Coax Only)
The compatibility switch settings define how the printer responds to Form Feed
(FF), Carriage Return (CR), and New Line (NL - Carriage Return plus Line Feed)
codes. The function of some of these switches depends on the end of buffer or
printing past the right margin. This parameter applies to non SCS mode only.
All compatibility switches default to OFF.
Comp Switch 1
This switch determines the printer response to a CR Command located at the
right margin plus one character position. If OFF, the printer performs only a CR
and starts printing over the same line again without advancing the paper. If ON,
the printer performs an NL function, then begins printing.
Comp Switch 2
This switch determines the printer response to an NL command located at the
maximum print position plus one character position. If OFF, the printer performs an NL function. If ON, the printer performs two NL functions.
Comp Switch 3
This switch determines whether or not a space is inserted at the beginning of the
first print line on each form. This switch works in conjuction with Comp Switch 6,
which determines how the printer responds to an FF command. If OFF, the
printer performs the FF and a Space function. Printing starts one space in from
the left margin on the first line of the next form.
Comp Switch 4
The settings of this switch are functional only if Comp Switch 7 is set to OFF.
Comp Switch 4 determines printer response to an FF command located at the end
of a buffer. If OFF, the printer performs an FF only. The new print location is the
first print position on the next form. If ON, the printer performs an FF plus an
NL. The print location is the first print position plus one line.
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Comp Switch 5
This switch determines the printer response to formatted print lines composed
entirely of unprintable characters (such as Control and Format commands). If
OFF, and the Ignore bit in the PCIA is ON, the line is not printed and no NL
function is performed. If ON, the printer prints a blank line in response to a line
of unprintable characters and performs an NL function.
Comp Switch 6
This switch determines the printer response to an FF command according to
where it is located in the data stream. If OFF, the printer performs an FF function
only if the FF command is at the first print position or at the right margin plus
one column. FF commands at any other location are treated as blanks. If ON,
the printer recognizes FF commands any time they are part of a data stream.
Comp Switch 7
This switch determines printer response to an FF command and works in conjunction with Comp Switch 4. If OFF, and the FF command is the last byte in a print
order, the printer responds according to how Comp Switch 4 is set. If the FF
command is not the last byte in the print data and the current print position is not
already at Column 1, the printer performs an NL function at the end of the print
job. If ON, the printer performs an FF function after each print job if the print
position is not at the top of form.
Comp Switch 8
This switch determines the printer response to a FF command in conjunction with
Compatability Switch 7. The default is OFF.
OFF After all the data in a print job has been printed, a NL or a FF command
is performed according to the setting of Compatability Switch 7.
ON The printer performs a FF function after an operator-initiated local copy
(e.g., a Print Screen Command from the operator). This switch overrides
Compatability Switch 7 when it is turned on.
IR Delay (Coax Only)
This parameter defines the delay from the time a fault is reported on the printer
control panel until it is reported to the host. This is used primarily to allow you
to change paper before the host cancels the print job. The default is 10 minutes.
Hex Passthrough
When you set this parameter to On, the printer translates certain EBCDIC character streams into ASCII escape sequence commands, and executes the commands.
Details can be found in the Twinax / Coax Applications Manual. Default is off.
IPDS: This option is not available.
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EPC
The Early Print Complete parameter allows you to set up the printer data buffering scheme to emulate the 4234 data-handling characteristics. When this parameter is set to Off (the default), the printer emulates the buffering scheme of the
IBM 4234 printer, which results in standard IBM 4234 error handling. The
printer notifies the host after it is finished processing the print buffer and is ready
to accept more data. Then the host sends another buffer of up to 4K of data.
This processing mode causes short pauses during the printing process due to the
wait between notifying the host and the host sending the next buffer.
When this parameter is set to On, the printer notifies the host before it is finished
processing the print buffer. This allows faster processing because the text buffer is
sent by the host before the current buffer is fully processed and there is no delay
between processing one buffer and the next buffer. This processing mode speeds
up data handling but may result in slightly different error handling.
GrAVM (Graphics AVM)
The Graphics AVM panel menu setup option only applies to the manner in which
the Twinax AVM command is handled within a Code V, PGL, or Hex PassThrough graphics job.
A Tx/Cx Absolute Vertical Move (AVM) command moves the current print
poition vertically (forward only) to a line number specified by the command
without changing the horizontal print position. When the line number is less than
the current line position the line is moved to the appropriate line position on the
next page. When the line number is greater than the number of lines in the page
(form length) an invalid range parameter errors. TallyGenicom provides two
responses to the AVM command.
Style 1: The print position moves forward, relative to the last text item or papermove command that preceded the AVM command. The new line position
is calculated by subtracting the height (in lines) of any graphic items
preceding the AVM, from the line number specified in the AVM command. This style is intended for compatibility with printers that use an
external or non-integrated Twinax interface. This is the default setting.
Style 2: The print position moves forward to the exact line number specified by
the AVM command. The presence or absence of graphic items preceding
the AVM does not affect the position of text and/or graphics following the
AVM.
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Config Menu ⇒ IPDS
IPDS Category (IPDS Only)
Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select
Menu => Config Menu => IPDS to get
here.
Address (Twinax Only)
This parameter sets the Twinax IPDS device address for the printer. This feature
allows the IPDS emulation to reside at a different address than the standard
Twinax SCS emulation, hence providing two virtual Twinax printers. The default
is Undefined.
Density
This parameter defines the dot density of the IPDS output. Low is 60x72, and
High is 144x144. Medium (120x144) is the default.
Dark Bar
This parameter has three possible settings: Low, Medium, and High, with the
default being Low. This affects the print density (and print speed) of bar codes
selected through any emulation of graphics language as follows: Low (60x72),
Medium (120 half spaced x 144), and High (120 full spaced x 144). This feature
also works in conjunction with the selection of bar code density used by Code V
and PGL (Normal vs. Dark). The densities will be set based on the previous Dark
Bar selection table.
Smooth Size
This parameter defines the character size at which the block character smoothing
algorithm is invoked. The default is 3, which means size 3 block characters will
be smoothed, but size 2 block characters will not.
Zero
Provides for the printing of open or slashed zero block character. Default is
slashed.
Host Override
The Host Override parameter gives you the option of allowing the host to control
DPI for Graphics and Bar Codes or to control Graphics and Bar Code Density
through the Control Panel. When Host Override is On, the host controls Graphic
and Bar Code DPI with the Execute Order Anystate (XOA) command and Print
Quality Control (PQC) Subcommand. When Host Override is Off, Graphics and
Bar Code DPI is controlled through the Control Panel settings for Density and
DarkBar parameters. The default is On.
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TCP/IP Menu
TCP/IP Menu (LAN Interface Only)
The TCP/IP Menu only appears if a TCP/IP LAN
network interface card is installed in the printer.
IP Addr Category
This lets you to set up the four OCTETS
of the IP Address. Use the Arrow and
Enter keys to select Menu => TCP/IP =>
IP Addr to get here.
Parameter
IP OCTET 1
IP OCTET 2
IP OCTET 3
IP OCTET 4
Option
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
Gateway Category
This lets you to set the four OCTETS of
the Gateway. Use the Arrow and Enter
keys to select Menu => TCP/IP =>
Gateway to get here.
Parameter
IP OCTET 1
IP OCTET 2
IP OCTET 3
IP OCTET 4
Option
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
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TCP/IP Menu ⇒ Subnet
Subnet Category
This option allows you to set up the four
OCTETS of the Subnet mask. Use the
Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu =>
TCP/IP => Subnet to get here.
Parameter
IP OCTET 1
IP OCTET 2
IP OCTET 3
IP OCTET 4
Option
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
Make sure that the LAN cable is attached when the printer is powered on. If it is not, attach the
cable and cycle power on the printer.
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TestMenu ⇒ Pattern
Test Menu
In TEST Menu you will find diagnostic test print
patterns used to check printer functions and a
parameter that allows you to control paper motion
sensing.
Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to scroll to the
desired selection.
Pattern Category
The Pattern Category has a series of
printer self-tests which have predefined
patterns used to test the basic printer
functions. Selection of the patterns is
done by scrolling with the Up or Down
Arrow keys to the desired option, and
pressing the Enter key. The test begins based on the current margins and font
information selected. All of the panel keys are disabled while the test is running
except for the View key and the Enter and Clear keys, which terminate the test.
Once the test is terminated, all of the keys are activated. Use the Arrow and Enter
keys to select Menu => Test Menu => Pattern to get here.
Print
Option
Upper
All Characters
63/69
ECMA
Columns
Test Page
Prints
Rolling ASCII characters between 0x20 and 0x5E
All characters from the available character sets
63 uppercase characters followed by 69 spaces.
A pattern specified by the European Computer
Manufacturers Association. Used for acoustic testing.
Number of columns on the line, based on margin distances.
Pressing Enter when this option is displayed will print a test page.
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Test Menu ⇒ Fault Override
Fault Override Category
This category deals with the configuration of fault information from the Engine
Manager and the Control Processor. If
the option is set to On, then the fault is
overridden and won't be reported on the
panel. If the option is set to Off, then the
override is disabled and the fault is reported if it occurs. Use the Arrow and Enter
keys to select Menu => Test Menu => Fault Override to get here.
Paper Motion
This parameter controls paper motion fault reporting status. This setting is saved
in NVRAM so that it does not need to be set up on powerup each time.
Automatic Paper Motion Fault Retry is a feature that has been implemented to
eliminate intermittent false paper motion faults. When a paper motion fault is
detected while printing is in progress, the paper is reversed approximately 3
inches, then moved forward again. If the paper motion fault persists, the printer
is placed offline and the fault is reported. This feature can eliminate false paper
motion faults caused by random electrical noise or paper chads/dust that can be
removed by the paper reversal.
Diag Category
This is a diagnostics and calibration
category. Use the Arrow and Enter keys
to select Menu => Test Menu => Diag to
get here.
Cal-Paper (Calibrate Paper Out)
This parameter allows users to calibrate the paper-out detection sensor if the
factory default settings fail to detect when the paper really is out, or when false
paper-out faults occur. Pressing Enter will initiate a series of messages instructing
the operator to calibrate the detection sensor:
• Remove the paper from the printer, close the tractor door, and press
Enter. A numeric value will be displayed briefly. A new message appears
instructing the user to load the printer with paper.
• Press Enter. A new numeric value is displayed briefly, ending the calibration sequence.
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Help Menu
Help Menu
There are no categories in this menu. Its purpose
is to allow the user to print out a list of all of the
selected options in a single report. See page 3-43
for how to do this.
This graphic summarizes navigation through the menus, categories, and options
of the control panel.
CLEAR
Config
Menu
Arrow Keys
ONLINE
OFFLINE
ONLINE
OFFLINE
ONLINE
OFFLINE
CLEAR
ONLINE
OFFLINE
Menu
Categories
Category
Parameters
Navigations
within
Operator,
Config,
and Test
menus
Test
Menu
Arrow Keys
Online
Arrow Keys
CLEAR
Arrow Keys
Operator
Menu
MENU
Offline
Help
Menu
Parameter
Settings
Figure 3 - 4 Control Panel Navigation
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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Introduction
This chapter deals with troubleshooting problems on a 6300 Series printer.
Messages that indicate printer faults and errors are explained and corrective
action given. The few paper handling and print quality problems that may occur
are also explained.
Messages
Messages on the Control Panel Display report both normal operation and fault
situations. In Table A-1 is presented a listing of the Display Messages that need
explanation or action on the part of the operator or repair person. Each message listing includes causes and corrective actions where necessary.
Faults
When a fault occurs, it will cause the printer to cease operation and go Offline.
The printer alarm will sound, the Fault Indicator will illuminate, and the display
will report a fault message.
In some cases it is possible to clear an error message and continue using the
printer by depressing the Clear key. However, the quality of the print may be
questionable and collateral damage to other parts may result. If the fault message returns, perform the required corrective action.
If a nondestructive fault occurs in the middle of printing a document, one line of
text may be lost after the error condition is corrected and the printer put back
Online.
If the fault is in the control panel or interprocessor
link, the fault message may not be displayed, and
the beeper and Fault LED may not operate.
Fault Correction Procedure
Step 1. First check the fault message on
the Control Panel Display and look it up
in the Fault Message tables provided
here.
Step 2. Perform the required corrective
action. Some Fault and Error messages
will automatically clear as soon as the
problem is corrected (for example, the
Paper Out message will clear when a new
stack of paper is loaded).
Step 3. If a faulty piece of hardware is
indicated, call your Customer Service
Representative for repair.
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Error Messages
Step 4. If any other faults appear on the display after you have corrected the
original problem, go back to Step 1 and perform required corrective actions for
the new problem. Otherwise place the printer back Online and test it during
normal print operations.
Table A - 1. Display Messages
MESSAGE
ATTENTION
Explanation and Corrective Action
Explanation:
Bad Packet
Corrective Action:
The host has sent the Bell Command.
Corrective action depends on the reason the Bell Command was sent.
Explanation:
Contact your system operator.
This message indicates that a fault has occurred in the communications
Corrective Action:
between the I/O processor and the main processor.
Cycle power and try again. If the problem returns, remove and replace
the Engine Controller Board. If the problem returns, download new
printer firmware.
BadTWICO Int.
Bad VFU Channel
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
TheTwinax PSIO is damaged or corrupted.
Cycle power and try again. If this does not clear the problem, remove
Explanation:
and replace the Twinax PSIO Assembly.
A VFU channel command has been received from the host requesting an
Corrective Action:
illegal channel.
1. Correct data from host and retransmit.
BadVFU Count
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Buffer Overflow
Explanation:
2. Ensure the integrity of the printer ground connection.
An incorrect number of bytes has been detected in a VFU download.
Correct data from host and retransmit.
A buffer overflow has been detected on the currently active host
interface. This is most likely caused by a host failure to respond to a busy
signal.
Corrective Action:
Chnl Not Found
Ctrl Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
1. Correct data from host, then retransmit it to the printer.
2. Ensure the integrity of the printer ground connection.
This message indicates that a fatal fault has occurred in the control
processor.
Corrective Action:
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
The Control Processor has detected a fault in the Main Processor to
Explanation:
Data Overrun
Corrective Action:
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
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VFU Channel requested by the host computer cannot be found.
Explanation:
Ctrl Link Flt
Font Dnld Error
1. Ensure correct protocol has been selected.
2. Check wiring of I/O cable between host and printer. (See the Applica-
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
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Control Processor link.
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
A data overrun has been detected on the currently active host interface.
This is most likely caused by an incorrectly configured serial baud rate,
data bits, or parity.
Check setting on Serial Baud Rate, Data Bits, and Parity parameters
through the printer control panel.
An error has been detected uring a font download.
Correct data and retransmit from host.
Error Messages
Graphic Check
Explanation:
This message indicates that the printer has received an unprintable
graphic. This message only appears if the Set Graphic Error Action
Command has been set properly.
HammerTime
HammerVoltage1
HammerVoltage2
Corrective Action:
Clear the message (Clear key), then place the printer back Online.
Confirm with host why Graphic check message was sent.
Explanation:
The software controlling the print hammer timing has detected an
internal inconsistency.
Corrective Action:
Press the Clear key. If it faults repeatedly, call your Customer Service
Representative and skip to the next print job.
Explanation:
One of the hammer drive circuits was turned on when it shouldn’t have
been, so all printing has been disabled. The usual cause is a failed drive
Corrective Action:
Explanation:
transistor.
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
A high resistance coil fault has likely occurred in one or more of the
hammer coils. Note: this fault message will have been preceded by
printing slow-down attempts associated with On-The-Fly thermal
monitoring of hammer bank temperature.
Corrective Action:
Heap Overflow
Key Disabled
Lost Adrs (27)
Explanation:
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
Graphics memory space is full and the printer cannot accept or process
Corrective Action:
data. Printer will reset and data will be lost.
Insert line terminators in data stream so the printer will process the
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Lost Sync (28)
Check the hammer bank for defective coils. Confirm that the hammer
driver board is functioning properly. Replace the hammer driver board.
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
data, then retransmit the data.
Key has no function for this printer model or mode of operation.
No corrective action.
Certain communication signals have been lost between the printer and
the host computer.
Check cable connection, setup of host, and printer address setting.
The host is not communicating with the printer.
Verify address of computer and host setup. Check I/O cables.
When this message is displayed during printer installation, you may
continue to test the printer by placing the printer Offline and entering
Menu mode to select print tests or calibration routines.
NoVFU Loaded
NVRAM Fault
Explanation:
A VFU command was received from the host before a VFU was downloaded.
Corrective Action:
Download the required VFU information, then retransmit the data.
The nonvolatile data checksum has failed because of one of the following
Explanation:
conditions:
(1) A new RAM has been installed.
(2) New software with different nonvolatile variables has been
installed.
Corrective Action:
(3) The variable values have been altered in a destructive manner.
Depress the Clear key. If the message does not clear, cycle printer power.
If the message still does not clear, call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
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Error Messages
Offline Data In
Explanation:
The printer is in Offline condition and nonprinted data is in the buffer.
Corrective Action:
There is no corrective action required. Under normal conditions, the printer
continues to print when it is placed back Online. If you do not want the
buffered data to print, enter the Clear menu by depressing the Clear key
before going back Online and select the Clear Buffers entry to clear the
Offline Dump On
Explanation:
buffered data.
The printer is in Offline condition and Dump Mode is enabled.
Corrective Action:
No corrective action is necessary. Place the printer back Online when you
are ready to print.
Online Download
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
The printer is receiving downloaded fonts or VFU information.
This message will clear when the download is complete.
Online Dump On
Explanation:
The printer is ready to accept and print data from the host through Dump
Mode. All data received from the host will be printed in hexadecimal
Corrective Action:
format.
No corrective action is required.
Overflow VFU
Explanation:
An excessive number of bytes has been sent by the host in a VFU download.
Paper Motion Flt
Corrective Action:
Explanation:
Correct data and retransmit from host.
The control processor has detected that the paper has failed to move the
Corrective Action:
required distance after sending a command to the Paper Drive Motor.
Check for paper feed problems. If there are any paper feed problems,
correct them, then press the Clear key to clear the fault. If there are no
paper feed problems and the condition does not clear, call your Customer
Paper Out
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Parity Error
Service Representative.
Paper is not being detected by the Paper Out sensor.
If this message is correct, refer to the Paper Loading sections in Chapter 2,
then load paper. If the fault does not clear, call your Customer Service
Explanation:
Representative for repair.
Parity is enabled and a mismatch on Bit 8, between the computer and the
Corrective Action:
printer, has been detected on the currently active host interface.
If there is a mismatch between the setting of the printer and the setting of
the host, you can change printer parity. See the Config Menu section in
Chapter 3.
If there is no mismatch between the printer and host settings, then the
data sent from the host has been corrupted. Retransmit the data from the
host. If the condition repeats, set up the printer for Dump Mode (see the
Config Menu section in Chapter 3), and retransmit the data again. If you
find no errors in the Dump Mode data, call your Customer Service
Representative for repair.
Print Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Faulty communication between the main and control processor has
occurred causing a dot row to misprint. The printer automatically recovers
from this condition.
Under normal circumstances there is no corrective action other than to
depress the Clear key to remove the fault message from the display. If,
however, this problem persists, call your Customer Service Representative
Replace Rbn
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Explanation:
for repair.
Caused when Rbn Monitor has reached its set level.
Corrective Action:
Check/Replace the ribbon then reset the Rbn Monitor.
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Error Messages
Ribbon Fault
Explanation:
The Ribbon Fault Detector is not reading any movement in the printer
Corrective Action:
ink-ribbon.
Depress the Clear key and try to print again. If the fault returns, try to
turn the Ribbon Knob. If the Ribbon Knob will not turn, check to see if the
ribbon is caught on the hammer bank or one of the other mechanisms
through which the ribbon moves. If the Ribbon Knob does not turn and
the ribbon is not caught somewhere, install a new ribbon cartridge. If the
Ribbon Knob turns and the fault does not clear, call your Customer
Service Representative for repair.
SetupAddress
Shuttle Fault
Explanation:
The printer address has not been set up or a configuration with address
set to UNDEFIN has been loaded.
Corrective Action:
Set up the printer address using the multilevel menus on the printer. See
the Config Menu in Chapter 3.
Explanation:
If the control processor detects the shuttle operating either above or
below the proper frequency, it shuts down the shuttle and attempts to
restart it. If the shuttle still operates incorrectly after three consecutive
attempts, the Control Processor goes Offline, and the Shuttle Fault
Corrective Action:
message is displayed.
Depress the Clear key, then put the printer back Online. If this doesn’t
work, turn the power switch off, then back on again. If the error condition
persists after performing the above actions, call your Customer Service
Testing Hardware
Explanation:
Representative for repair.
The printer is performing internal diagnostic tests when the printer is
Corrective Action:
powered up.
If this message does not clear after a few seconds, then the Main CPU is
dead. Under normal circumstances there is no corrective action. If the
message does not clear automatically, call your Customer Service
Representative for repair.
Twinax Trouble Checklist
If the Printer Verification Test fails, check the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Does the printer have the correct address setting?
Does the address in the system configuration match the setting on the
printer?
Is the device type in the system configuration correct for the type of
printer being emulated?
Is the cable to the device immediately up cable on the Twinax line
correctly connected?
Are the devices down cable functioning properly?
Is the last device on the line properly terminated?
Is the printer properly configured?
If all of the above check out and you still have problems, call your Customer
Service Representative.
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Paper Problems
Table A - 2. Paper/Printing Corrective Action
Problem
Cause
Corrective Action
The paper holes are wider
than normal after passing
through the tractors.
Horizontal paper tension is too
tight.
Unlock and readjust the tractors.
Printed characters on heavyweight or multi-part paper
are smeared.
The Print Gap is not set
correctly.
Open the Print Gap.
The printed characters are
too light.
The Print Gap is out of adjustment or the ribbon is worn
out.
Readjust the Print Gap. If this
does not correct the problem,
replace the ribbon cartridge with
a new one.
The printed characters are
shakey
The Print Gap is not set
correctly.
Adjust the Print Gap.
The paper holes are elongated after passing through
the tractors.
Vertical paper tension is too
tight.
Call your Customer Service
Representative for repair.
The paper comes out of the
tractors or the paper tears at
the right or left holes along
the edges.
(1) The horizontal paper
tension is incorrect.
(1) To change the horizontal
tension, unlock the right tractor
and move it left or right to make
the necessary adjustment.
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(2) The Print Gap is not
properly adjusted.
(2) Adjust the Print Gap.
Appendix B: Optional Interfaces
Optional Interface Connections and Powering Up
Interface Connectors
Properly secure the cable to the printer interface using the correct connectors.
CAREFUL!
Shielded I/O cables must be used on all installations to
comply with regulatory requirements.
Connecting the I/O
After connecting each interface to your printer, run a print job from the Host
Computer to verify proper function of the printer.
Twinax Interface
This interface is optional and requires the installation of an additional interface module. To
connect your printer to a Twinax host system, use the Smart T connector. Plug
the DB-15 connector into the Host Interface plug on the printer I/O panel. The
Twinax interface allows a maximum of 5,000 feet (1.5 km) between the host
computer and the last device.
Optional LAN interface or
Optional Twinax/Coax
interface
Serial Interface Port
Parallel Interface Port
On/Off
Switch &
Power Plug
Figure B - 1. Rear view, showing Serial, Parallel, Optional LAN or Twinax/Coax
Ports, and Power Plug
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Optional Interfaces
If you are installing a printer on an active system, go through the following list
before connecting the Twinax cable(s).
•
•
•
•
•
Verify that the printer address matches the one given it on the host and
that no addresses are duplicated anywhere on the line. You can check the
address of the printer by accessing the HELP Menu on your printer
control panel and printing out a Control Panel Selections Printout (see
Chapter 3).
Make sure the printer is turned OFF.
Terminate the device immediately up cable (between the printer and the
host) from the printer.
Any jobs going to devices down cable (between the printer and the end of
the network) must be put on HOLD.
Place any devices that are down cable from the printer OFFLINE.
Now connect the cable from the out connector of the up cable device to either
side of the Host Connector Smart T and if there are devices down cable, connect
the cable going to them to the other side of the Smart T. The Smart T
automatically takes care of terminating the Twinax line or allowing throughput of
data to devices located down cable from the printer.
Figure B - 2. Twinax Smart “T” Adaptor
Your Twinax hookup is now complete and it is time to test your printer to verify
its operation. Load your printer with paper and an ink ribbon. Run the IBM
printer verification test. If the test is successful, your installation is complete.
Coax Interface
This interface is optional and requires the installation of an additional interface module. Make
sure that the printer is turned off. To connect to a Coax system, use the BNC
adapter (a DB-15 to Coax). Connect the adapter to the Host Interface plug on
the printer I/O. The Coax interface allows a maximum of 5,000 feet (1.5 km)
from the host computers to the printer.
Figure B - 3. BNC Coax adapter
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Appendix C: Specifications
Industry and Agency Standards
The 6300 Series is designed to meet the requirements of several industry and
government agency standards.
Electro-Magnetic
EMI:
Harmonics:
Flicker:
Emissions
FCC part 15, subpart J, Class A and EN55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
Electro-Magnetic
ESD:
RF EMF:
EFT/B:
Surge:
RF CM:
PF MF:
V Dips/Int:
Immunity
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-5
EN 61000-4-6
EN 61000-4-8
EN 61000-4-11
Energy Conservation
ENERGY STAR® compliant
Safety
IEC 60950:1991 plus Amendment 1, 2, 3, and 4, and National Deviations AT, AU,
BE, CA, CH, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, JP, KR, NL, NO, SE, SG,
SL, US and Group Differences per CB Bulletin 94AI (Mar 99).
ANSI UL 1990-95, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 950-95, and EN6950:1992, including Amd
1, 2, 3, and 4 safety requirements.
Acoustic
ISO 7779:1988(E)
ISO 9296:1988(E)
Marking
The printer complies with the CE mark requirements, per European norms.
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Industry and Agency Standards
Physical Configurations
Your printer is available in table top and enclosed pedistal configurations.
Weight
Table Top 6306 with paper exit guide assembly:
Table Top 6312 with paper exit guide assembly:
Pedestal Mounted 6306 with paper exit guide and paper tray:
Pedestal Mounted 6312 with paper exit guide and paper tray:
115.4 lbs.
124.1 lbs.
159.9 lbs.
168.6 lbs.
Dimensions
Table Top 6306 and 6312
Width:
28.3 inches
Height:
13.0 inches
Depth:
14.4 inches
Depth with paper exit guide assembly: 23.4 inches
Pedestal Mounted 6306 and 6312
Width:
28.3 inches
Height:
39.7 inches
Depth:
23.4 inches
Depth with paper exit guide assembly: 29.4 inches
Depth with paper tray:
29.5 inches
Preventive Maintenance
This printer is designed to eliminate the requirement of scheduled maintenance
procedures, such as alignment, adjustment, or lubrication. Preventive maintenance is limited to periodic cleaning. Dust and paper fibers should be removed
periodically with a soft cloth and brush or a vacuum cleaner. Clean the printer
case with a damp cloth and soapy water. DO NOT use any abrasive cleaners or
solvents, as they will damage the case.
Environment
Operating
Temperature (Dry Bulb):
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50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
Humidity:
10 to 90% noncondensing with a maximum wet bulb
temperature of 82°F (28°C) and a minimum dew point of
36°F (2°C )
Altitude:
To 8,000 ft. (2438 meters)
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Environment
Nonoperating
Temperature:
Boxed:
Unboxed:
-40°F to 151°F (-40°C to 66°C)
14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Humidity:
10 to 95% noncondensing
Altitude:
To 10,000 ft. (3048 meters)
Thermal Shock:
61°F (20°C) per hour
Vibration:
Units meet NSTA (National Safe Transit Association)
requirements.
Safety
Personnel hazard areas have restricted access with appropriate warning labels.
Catastrophic equipment failures are inhibited with protective functions in major
areas of overload potential.
Cooling System
Cooling system malfunctions are detected and a failure will result in shuttle
motion, paper motion, and printing functions being inhibited. The malfunction
Hammer Voltage1 will be reported on the control panel display.
Acoustics
The Sound Power Level is a 9 position average, per ISO 7779. The Sound Pressure Level is a 4 position average, per ISO 9296.
Configuration
6306 Table Top
6306 Enclosed Pedestal
6312 Table Top
6312 Enclosed Pedestal
Sound Pressure Level
55 dB(A)
55 dB(A)
60 dB(A)
55 dB(A)
Sound Power Level
7.0 Bel
7.0 Bel
7.5 Bel
7.0 Bel
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Power Supply and Heat Load
Power Supply
The printer requires single phase, 47 to 63 Hz. 90 to 264 VAC input power. The
printer’s universal power supply automatically adjusts to the correct values. A
fuse is provided to interrupt power to the power supply. The following table
gives typical current values.
6306 Current/Wattage Requirements @ Nominal Voltage
AC Volts Freq.
(RMS) (Hz)
Average
Operating
Peak
Operating
Average
Average
Idle (<5 min.) Idle (>5 min.)
110
50
1.0 A/055 W
2.3 A/250 W
0.3 A/35 W
0.2 A/19 W
110
60
1.0 A/105W
2.3 A/250W
0.3 A/35W
0.2 A/19 W
220
50
0.5 A/105W
1.2 A/250W
0.2 A/35W
0.1 A/19W
6312 Current/Wattage Requirements @ Nominal Voltage
AC Volts Freq.
(RMS) (Hz)
Average
Operating
Peak
Operating
Average
Average
Idle (<5 min.) Idle (>5 min.)
110
50
2.2 A/250 W
4.6 A/510 W
0.4 A/36 W
0.2 A/18 W
110
60
2.2 A/250W
4.6 A/510W
0.4 A/36W
0.2 A/18 W
220
50
1.1 A/250W
2.3 A/510W
0.2 A/36W
0.1 A/18W
Heat Load Contribution
The average heat load contribution to the environment is approximately 735
BTUs per hour (215 Watts). The minimum heat load contribution is approximately 100 BTUs per hour (30 watts). The maximum is 2050 BTUs per hour
(600 Watts), under continuous full-load printing conditions.
Printing Conditions (110 VAC/60 Hz)
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Wattage
BTU/Hr
Power On, not printing
55 W
188
100% Uppercase Rolling ASCII
400W
1370
Black Page Plot
600 W
2050
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Emulations and Fonts
Emulations
Emulations available on the 6300 Series:
Tally ANSI, Genicom ANSI, Printronix P5000, Printronix P6000, Printronix P600,
HP 2564C, DEC LG01, Epson FX-1180, IBM Proprinter III XL, MTPL.
Emulations available on the 6300 LJ Series for HP environments:
HP LineJet, Printronix P5000, Printronix P6000, Printronix P600, Epson FX-1180,
IBM Proprinter III XL.
Emulations available on the LG Series for DEC environments:
DEC LG+, Tally ANSI, Genicom ANSI, Printronix P5000, Printronix P6000,
Printronix P600, HP 2564C, Epson FX-1180, IBM Proprinter III XL, MTPL.
Additional emulations provided with the Twinax/Coax interface:
IBM 4234 (Twinax and Coax), IBM 4210 and IBM 5225 (Twinax only).
Optional emulation for Twinax, Coax, and LAN interfaces:
IBM 6400 / 4234 IPDS.
Characters Per Inch
Seven basic Characters Per Inch (CPI) settings are available through the Control
Panel. They include 10, 12, 13.33, 15, 16.67, 17.14, and 20. These character
matrices can be doubled to produce 5, 6, 6.67, 7.5, 8.33, and 8.57 CPI. In some
emulations the availability of certain CPIs is restricted. Some emulations provide
proportional spacing and justification features.
Lines Per Inch
Ten Lines Per Inch (LPI) settings are available through the Control Panel. They
include 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 LPI. In some emulations the availability
of certain LPIs is restricted. Some emulations provide variable line spacing.
Type Styles
There are six resident type styles available on your printer. They include Draft,
Data Processing (DP), Gothic, Courier, OCR-A, and OCR-B. All type styles and the
two output modes (for Draft and DP) are selectable through the printer control
panel.
Draft and Data Processing
Draft and Data Processing type styles print in two modes: Constant Density Fonts
(CDF) and Enhanced.
Constant Density Fonts print at the same dot density regardless of the CPI. This
produces consistent print speed even when changing from one CPI to another.
Enhanced Mode provides higher resolution and a greater range of CPIs than CDF
Mode. Because Enhanced Mode uses a variety of dot densities you should expect
a change in print speed of text when switching from one CPI to another.
Appendix C: Specifications
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Fonts, Languages, and Characters
Gothic and Courier
These two type styles provide Near Letter Quality (NLQ) printing. They print at
higher dot densities and use denser character matrixes for greater readability.
OCR–A and OCR–B
These print at 10 CPI only, mostly for Optical Character Recognition applications.
There are three possible OCR-A densities: Standard, Enhanced, and High Density.
OCR-B always prints at High Density.
Large Character Printing
In certain emulations, large character printing is available. These characters are
printed using the TallyGenicom MonoBlock Bold TrueType font. This is a
monospaced san-serif font.
Standard Languages and Character Sets
There are two ways to select a language or character set.
One method is by substituting certain characters in the lower half of the character
set, such as # $ @ [ \ ] ^ ` { | } and ~. This can be done by using the control panel
Language selection, or through the emulation. The language substitutions available through the emulation differ by emulation.
The other method is by selecting an entire set of the characters (also called code
pages) for the upper half of the character set. This can be done by using the
control panel Character Set selection, or through the emulation. The character
sets available through the emulation differ by emulation.
Language substitutions and character set selections are valid for all font styles
except OCR-A and OCR-B. In the case of OCR-A and OCR-B, the only available
options are DIN and ANSI, selected through the OCR Style selection on the
control panel.
Language Substitutions
There are 42 available language substitutions, including Canadian, Canadian
Alternate, Chinese, Danish MT660, Danish 2 Epson, Dutch LG, Finnish LG,
French (ISO 69), French Epson, French MT660, French Withdrawn, German (ISO
21), Hebrew LG, Hungarian, International Reference Version (ISO 2), Italian
(ISO 15), Italian Epson, Italian MT660, Japanese (ISO 14), JIS Roman LG, Latin
American Epson, Norwegian Epson, Norwegian / Danish (ISO 60), Norwegian /
Danish Epson, Norwegian / Danish ISO LG, Norwegian / Danish LG, Norwegian
/ Danish MT660, Portuguese (ISO 16), Portuguese LG, Spanish (ISO 17), Spanish
Epson, Swedish LG, Swedish / Finnish (ISO 11), Swedish / Finnish Basic (ISO
10), Swedish / Finnish MT660, Swiss LG, Turkish LG, UK (ISO 4), UK Epson, UK
LG, US (ISO 6), and VT100.
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Character Sets
Character Sets
There are 40 available character sets / code pages, including Bulgarian (Code
Page 866B), Cyrillic (Code Page 866), Cyrillic (Code Page 1251), Cyrillic (ISO
8859-5), DEC Greek Supplemental, DEC Hebrew Supplemental, DEC Multinational, DEC Supplemental, DEC Technical, DEC Turkish Supplemental, French
Canadian (Code Page 863), Greek (Code Page 437G), Greek (Code Page 851),
Greek (Code Page 869), Greek (Code Page 928), Greek (Code Page 1253), Greek
(ISO 8859-7), Hebrew (Code Page 862), Hebrew (Code Page (1255), Hebrew
(ISO 8859-8), IBM Proprinter (Code Page 437), Katakana (ISO 13), Latin 1 (Code
Page 850), Latin 1 (Code Page 1252), Latin 1 (ISO 8859-1), Latin 2 (Code Page
852), Latin 2 (Code Page 1250), Latin 2 (ISO 8859-2), Latin 9 (ISO 8859-15), Line
Draw (MT660), Roman-8 (HP), Russian Cyrillic (Code Page 855), SAP 8859-1, SAP
8859-2, SAP 8859-5, Turkish (Code Page 857), Turkish (Code Page 1254), Turkish
(DEC), Turkish (ISO 8859-9), and Turkish (Siemens).
Twinax / Coax / IPDS Character Sets
The following characters sets are supported by the Twinax (IBM 4234, IBM 4210,
IBM 5225), Coax (IBM 4234), and IPDS (IBM 6400, IBM 4234) emulations:
Twinax and Coax
Austrian / German, Belgian, Brazilian, Canadian Bilingual, Danish / Norwegian,
Danish / Norwegian Alternate, English UK, Finnish / Swedish, Finnish / Swedish
Alternate, French, German Alternate, Italian, Japanese / English, Katakana,
Multinational, OCR-A, OCR-B, Portuguese, Portuguese Alternate, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Spanish Alternate, Swiss, Turkish 905, Turkish 1026, and US.
IPDS
Austrian / German (Code Page 273), Belgian (Code Page 500), Brazilian (Code
Page 275), Canadian (Code Page 037), Cyrillic (Code Page 880), English UK
(Code Page 285), English / US (Code Page 037), Finnish / Swedish (Code Page
278), French (Code Page 297), Icelandic (Code Page 871), International (Code
Pages 256 and 500), Italian (Code Page 280), Japanese / English (Code Page
281), Japanese / Katakana (Code Page 290), Latin 2 (Code Page 870), Norwegian
/ Danish (Code Page 277), OCR-A (Code Page 892), OCR-B (Code Page 893), PC
ASCII (Code Page 437), PC Multilingual (Code Page 850), PC French Canadian
(Code Page 863), Portuguese (Code Pages 037 and 282), Spanish and Spanish
Speaking (Code Page 284), Swiss (Code Page 500), and Turkish (Code Pages 905
and 1026).
Nonvolatile Memory
Your printer stores up to 10 printer configurations in nonvolatile memory.
Appendix C: Specifications
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Paper and Throughput
Paper Description
The printer uses continuous, sprocket-fed type paper, 2.5 inches (64 mm) to 18
inches (457 mm) outside width and 3.0 inches (76 mm) to 12.0 inches (305 mm)
in length. One- to six-part paper may be used with a maximum thickness of .025
inches (0.64 mm). (Reference specifications: ISO 2784, DIN 9771 and DIN 6721.)
Paper Movement Speed
The default paper slew speed is 25 IPS. If the Fast Slew control panel option is
enabled, the slew speed is 36 IPS unless heavy forms are detected based on the
print gap setting, in which case the slew speed is automatically reduced to 31 IPS.
Throughput
Text Throughput - Lines per Minute
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6306
6312
Upper Case / Lower Case
Draft
10, 12, 13.33, 15, 17.14 CPI
16.67, 20 CPI
Data Processing
10, 12, 13.33, 15, 17.14 CPI
16.67, 20 CPI
Courier and Gothic All CPIs
OCR-A Standard
(10 CPI only)
OCR-A Enhanced
(10 CPI only)
OCR-A High Density (10 CPI only)
OCR-B
(10 CPI only)
600/514
327/277
450/360
240/189
189/144
360/276
360/276
116/87
133/92
1200/1028
654/554
900/720
480/378
378/288
720/553
720/553
232/175
266/194
Graphics Throughput - Inches per Minute
60 X 48
60 X 72
120 X 72 DPI
75
50
25
150
100
50
Application Benchmarks
AIAG 2-up Normal/PGL - Label/Hr
AIAG 2-up Read/Right/PGL - Labels/Hr
POSTNET - 6 LPI Draft - Labels/Hr
1461
982
25,200
2923
1965
50,160
ECMA 132 - Pages Per Hour
#2 Letter Performance 10 CPI Draft
#3 Letter Performance 10 CPI NLQ
#4 Letter Endurance 10 CPI NLQ
#5 Spreadsheet Perf. 17 CPI Draft
#6a Spreadsheet Perf. 17 CPI Draft
#6b Spreadsheet Perf. 17 CPI NLQ
#7 Graphics Performance
825
252
252
983
983
342
573
1455
491
491
1818
1821
664
806
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