T6200 LJ Series Operator Manual

T6200 LJ Series
Line Printer Operator Manual
Serial • Parallel • TCP/IP
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T6200 LJ Series Operator Manual
Revision A
© June 2002
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Table Of Contents
Table of Contents
Preface ..................................................................Preface–1
Introduction ..................................................................................... Preface–1
About This Manual .......................................................................... Preface–2
Chapter 1 ..........................................................................1–1
Site Preparation .......................................................................................... 1–1
Unpacking your printer ............................................................................ 1–2
Repacking ................................................................................................ 1–2
Reversible Doors ..................................................................................... 1–2
Figure 1-1. Reversible Doors ........................................................... 1–2
Removing the Shipping Hardware ........................................................... 1–2
Figure 1–2. Shipping Screw Locations ........................................... 1–3
Setting Up Paper Stacking Chains .......................................................... 1–3
Interface Connections and Powering Up ................................................. 1–4
Interface Connectors ............................................................................... 1–4
Maximum Interface Cable Length .................................................................... 1–4
Figure 1-3. Serial and Parallel Interface Connectors (Rear View) .. 1–4
Connecting the I/O ........................................................................................... 1–4
Powering Up ............................................................................................ 1–5
Figure 1–4. Printer (Rear View) ...................................................... 1–5
Paper System.............................................................................................. 1–6
Paper System Components ..................................................................... 1–6
Figure 1–5. Paper System Components ......................................... 1–6
Tractor Sets ...................................................................................................... 1–6
Figure 1–6. Opening, Locking, and Unlocking Tractors .................. 1–6
Platen Gap Wheel and Lever ........................................................................... 1–7
Figure 1–7. Platen Gap Adjustment Wheel and Lever .................... 1–7
Platen Gap Sensing ......................................................................................... 1–8
Paper Tension Lever ........................................................................................ 1–8
Figure 1–8. Paper Tension Lever ..................................................... 1–8
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge ................................................................ 1–9
Figure 1–9. Removing Ribbon Slack............................................... 1–9
Figure 1-10. Installing the Ribbon Cartridge ................................... 1–9
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Loading Paper ....................................................................................... 1–10
Figure 1–11. Paper Size Specifications ........................................ 1–10
Form Characteristics ...................................................................................... 1–10
Figure 1–12. Paper Box Placement and Paper Path ..................... 1–11
Figure 1–13. Column Alignment Scale .......................................... 1–12
Let’s Check ............................................................................................ 1–13
Chapter 2 .........................................................................2–1
Introduction ................................................................................................ 2–1
Control Panel Components ....................................................................... 2–1
Figure 2–1. Control Panel ............................................................... 2–1
LED Indicators ......................................................................................... 2–1
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display).................................................................... 2–2
Figure 2-2. Control Panel Display ................................................... 2–2
Current State .................................................................................................... 2–2
Options ............................................................................................................. 2–2
Current Selection Indicator ............................................................................... 2–2
Paper Indicators ............................................................................................... 2–3
Table 2 - 1 Paper Weight Indicators ................................................. 2–3
Key Functions .......................................................................................... 2–4
Online/Offline Key ............................................................................................ 2–4
LF Key (Line Feed) .......................................................................................... 2–4
FF Key (Form Feed) ......................................................................................... 2–4
TOF Key (Top of Form) .................................................................................... 2–5
Figure 2-3 . Aligning Form on Tractors ............................................. 2–5
View Key .......................................................................................................... 2–5
Up and Down Arrow Keys ................................................................................ 2–5
Menu/Back Key ................................................................................................ 2–5
Enter Key ......................................................................................................... 2–6
Clear Key ......................................................................................................... 2–6
The Clear Menu ..................................................................................... 2–6
Config Key........................................................................................................ 2–6
Chapter 3 .........................................................................3–1
Introduction ................................................................................................ 3–1
Control Panel Menus ................................................................................. 3–1
Figure 3-1 Control Panel Navigation ............................................... 3–1
Categories, Parameters and Selections .................................................. 3–2
Using Menus ............................................................................................ 3–2
How to Print a Control Panel Selections Report............................................... 3–4
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Operator Menu ............................................................................................ 3–5
Font Category .......................................................................................... 3–5
Ser/Par Language ............................................................................................ 3–5
Ser/Par Character Set ...................................................................................... 3–5
Matrix ............................................................................................................... 3–6
Ser/Par Style .................................................................................................... 3–6
CPI ................................................................................................................... 3–6
Panel Language ............................................................................................... 3–7
OCR Standards ................................................................................................ 3–7
Slashed Zero .................................................................................................... 3–7
Compressed 8 .................................................................................................. 3–7
Forms Category ....................................................................................... 3–7
Form Length ..................................................................................................... 3–8
LPI .................................................................................................................... 3–8
Top Margin ....................................................................................................... 3–8
Bottom Margin .................................................................................................. 3–8
Left Margin ....................................................................................................... 3–8
Right Margin ..................................................................................................... 3–8
Print to End Of Form (EOF) ............................................................................. 3–9
Quick Access .................................................................................................. 3–10
Eject Distance ................................................................................................ 3–10
Impact ............................................................................................................ 3–10
Paper Weight ................................................................................................. 3–10
Fast Slew ........................................................................................................3–11
Double Strike ...................................................................................................3–11
Quality (T6218 only) ....................................................................................... 3–12
RibbonMonitor ................................................................................................ 3–12
RibnMon Thresh ............................................................................................. 3–12
Ribbon Monitor Operation ................................................................... 3–13
Vertical Format Units (VFU) Category ................................................... 3–14
VFU Enabled .................................................................................................. 3–14
Vertical Tab (VT) Channel .............................................................................. 3–14
Skip When...................................................................................................... 3–14
Configuration Menu ................................................................................. 3–15
Printer Category .................................................................................... 3–15
Powerup ......................................................................................................... 3–15
Ser/Par Emul .................................................................................................. 3–15
LAN Emulation (LAN Interface only) .............................................................. 3–16
Dump Mode.................................................................................................... 3–16
IO Hold Time .................................................................................................. 3–16
IRS (Intelligent Ribbon System) ..................................................................... 3–16
Report ............................................................................................................ 3–17
Current Config ..................................................................................... 3–17
All Configs ........................................................................................... 3–17
Configs 1-10 ........................................................................................ 3–17
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Calibrations ......................................................................................... 3–17
Last Fault ............................................................................................. 3–17
Version ................................................................................................ 3–17
Codes Category ..................................................................................... 3–18
Auto LF (Line Feed) ....................................................................................... 3–18
Auto CR (Carriage Return) ............................................................................. 3–18
Line Wrap ....................................................................................................... 3–18
Wrap Line Feed ............................................................................................. 3–18
Print on CR ..................................................................................................... 3–19
Form Feed at TOF ......................................................................................... 3–19
Upper Only ..................................................................................................... 3–19
Code 7F ......................................................................................................... 3–20
Print 80 to 9F Hex .......................................................................................... 3–20
Ignore Char .................................................................................................... 3–20
Sub Char From............................................................................................... 3–20
Sub Char To ................................................................................................... 3–20
PTX SFCC ..................................................................................................... 3–20
PTX ALS ........................................................................................................ 3–20
Graphics Category ................................................................................. 3–21
Code V Command Character (CVCC) ........................................................... 3–21
Smooth Size ................................................................................................... 3–21
PY Then ......................................................................................................... 3–21
PN Then ......................................................................................................... 3–21
Dark Bar ......................................................................................................... 3–22
Table 3–1. Bar Code Dot Density .................................................. 3–22
Modplot .......................................................................................................... 3–22
Figure 3–2. Modplot Example ....................................................... 3–22
Version ........................................................................................................... 3–22
Descender ...................................................................................................... 3–23
Vertical Scale ................................................................................................. 3–23
Zero ................................................................................................................ 3–23
PGL Special Function Command Character (SFCC) ..................................... 3–23
Code V Language .......................................................................................... 3–23
PGL Language ............................................................................................... 3–24
Free Format ................................................................................................... 3–24
Automatic PY ................................................................................................. 3–24
MTPL Bar ....................................................................................................... 3–24
Secured .......................................................................................................... 3–24
Postnet Density .............................................................................................. 3–24
Configurations Category ........................................................................ 3–25
Save ............................................................................................................... 3–25
How to Save Configurations ................................................................ 3–25
Load ............................................................................................................... 3–25
Powerup Config .............................................................................................. 3–25
Config n Label - (where n = 1 to 10) ............................................................... 3–26
How to label a configuration slot ......................................................... 3–26
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Serial I/O Category ................................................................................ 3–27
Baud ............................................................................................................... 3–27
Data Bits ......................................................................................................... 3–27
Stop Bits ......................................................................................................... 3–27
Parity .............................................................................................................. 3–27
8th Bit ............................................................................................................. 3–27
Protocol .......................................................................................................... 3–27
Status Enquiry ................................................................................................ 3–28
DTR Function ................................................................................................. 3–29
DTR Polarity ................................................................................................... 3–29
Busy Polarity .................................................................................................. 3–29
RTS Function ................................................................................................. 3–30
Robust Xon .................................................................................................... 3–30
Buffer Size...................................................................................................... 3–30
Parallel I/O Category ............................................................................. 3–31
Print On Paper Command (POPC) ................................................................ 3–31
8th Bit ............................................................................................................. 3–31
Buffer Size...................................................................................................... 3–31
TCP/IP Menu - LAN Interface Only .......................................................... 3–32
IP Address ............................................................................................. 3–32
Gateway................................................................................................. 3–32
Subnet ................................................................................................... 3–32
Test Menu .................................................................................................. 3–33
Pattern Category ................................................................................... 3–33
Print ................................................................................................................ 3–33
Fault Override Category ........................................................................ 3–33
Paper Motion .................................................................................................. 3–33
Appendix A...................................................................... A–1
Introduction ............................................................................................... A–1
Messages ................................................................................................... A–1
Faults ...................................................................................................... A–1
Fault Correction Procedure .............................................................................. A–1
Table A–1. Display Messages ......................................................... A–2
Table A–2. Paper/Printing Corrective Action ................................... A–6
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Specifications ........................................................... Spec–1
Emulations ......................................................................................... Spec–1
Type Style .......................................................................................... Spec–1
OCR–A and OCR–B................................................................................... Spec–1
Characters Per Inch........................................................................... Spec–1
Densities and Throughput ................................................................. Spec–2
Table S–1 Text Performance ..................................................... Spec–2
Lines Per Inch.................................................................................... Spec–3
Paper Movement Speed .................................................................... Spec–3
Languages and Character Sets ......................................................... Spec–3
Physical Configurations ..................................................................... Spec–3
Weight ............................................................................................... Spec–3
Paper Description .............................................................................. Spec–3
Acoustics ........................................................................................... Spec–3
Nonvolatile Memory ........................................................................... Spec–3
Power Supply..................................................................................... Spec–4
Table S–2. Power Requirements .............................................. Spec–4
Preventive Maintenance .................................................................... Spec–4
Safety ................................................................................................ Spec–4
Cooling System ................................................................................. Spec–4
Environment ...................................................................................... Spec–5
Operating ................................................................................................... Spec–5
Nonoperating .............................................................................................. Spec–5
Heat Load Contribution...................................................................... Spec–5
Table S–3. Heat Load Contributions ......................................... Spec–5
Printer Dimensions ............................................................................ Spec–6
Figure S-1. Physical Dimensions ............................................... Spec–6
Industry and Agency Standards. ........................................................ Spec–7
Electro-Magnetic Emissions ....................................................................... Spec–7
Electro-Magnetic Immunity ......................................................................... Spec–7
Energy Conservation .................................................................................. Spec–7
Safety ......................................................................................................... Spec–7
Acoustic...................................................................................................... Spec–7
Marking ...................................................................................................... Spec–7
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Preface
Preface
Introduction
The T6200 LJ Series is
specifically designed to be
compatible with HP
computer systems.
The native control language
of the printer is plugcompatible with HP LineJet
printers.
The standard LANPlex
configuration implements
PJL in order to provide full
bi-directional job control.
All interface configurations and printer setups are performed either through the
control panel (described in this manual), or through Tally's WebPanel web
interface (described in the Networking documentation contained on your CDROM).
In addition, 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
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Printer
In Chapter 1, you are instructed on how to set up your printer. You will find
criteria for site selection, instructions for removing the protective shipping
hardware from your printer, and locations of connectors for printer to host
communications and power hookups. In addition you will find instructions on
how to install the ink ribbon, load paper, and adjust the paper movement
mechanisms.
Chapter 2: Printer Control Panel
This chapter explains the various components of the Control Panel and their
functions in various printer modes.
Chapter 3: Printer Menus and Configuring Your Printer
Chapter 3 explains the different menus that are available on your printer and
all of the parameters contained in them. It also presents Menu Tutorials that
show how to perform a variety of different menu operations.
Appendix A: Troubleshooting
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.
Specifications
This section lists and explains technical aspects of printer performance and
general design specifications.
Conventions
We use the following conventions throughout this manual.
Notes are additional important or helpful information.
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 full-load
printing conditions.
Keep your printer away from dust, dirt, and open flames.
Plug your printer into a grounded (3-prong) 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 6.5feet (2.0 m) of floor space.
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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.
Reversible Doors
Both front and back doors may be installed to open either left or right:
Figure 1-1. Reversible Doors
Removing the Shipping Hardware
The Shipping Hardware consists of 4 screws, identified by red tags, that
secure the printer base to the inside mechanism, tie restraints that secure the
Paper Stacking Chains to the Wire Exit Rack inside the back door of the
printer, and a rubber band holding the platen open.
DO NOT power up your printer before removing the shipping
hardware.
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Figure 1–2. Shipping Screw Locations
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. Proper loading of the paper
in the tractors improves paper stacking (see Loading Paper).
Release the restraints securing the chains to the wire guides. Make sure
chains are not tangled.
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Interface Connections and Powering Up
Interface Connectors
Properly secure the cable to the printer interface using the correct
connectors.
Shielded I/O cables must be used on all installations to comply
with FCC regulations.
Maximum Interface Cable Length
Your printer should be located within 50 feet (15.2 meters) (cable length) of
your computer for a serial interface, or 6 feet (2 meters) for parallel
interfaces. Communication distances farther than these can cause data
transmission problems and printing errors.
Figure 1-3. Serial and Parallel Interface Connectors (Rear View)
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.
The serial interface operates up to 38.4 kBaud and uses a standard DB 25
serial cable connector and standard RS-232-C signals.
The Centronics parallel port is IEEE-1284 compliant and uses a 36-pin 1284B type connector (AMP 555119-1 or equivalent).
To connect the Serial or Parallel I/O cable, plug in the cable to the proper
connector on the I/O panel.
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Powering Up
The power switch is located on the left side of the printer, and the power and
interface connectors are inside the printer housing, accessible through the
back door.
Figure 1–4. Printer (Rear View)
Step 1.
Make sure the power is off. Connect the power cord inside the cabinet, and
run it through the opening in the bottom of the printer. Plug the power cord
into a power outlet.
Always use a grounded (3-prong) single-phase 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. Don’t be alarmed, we’ll take care of that
when we load paper. If any other error message appears in the display,
check Appendix A for a description of the error and what actions are
necessary to clear the error.
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Paper System
Paper System Components
The Tractors, Platen Gap Adjustment Wheel and Lever, Paper Tension
Lever, and Ribbon Cartridge are all parts of the paper system. The first two
assemblies are involved in how the paper moves past the print mechanism
and through the printer.
Figure 1–5. Paper System Components
Tractor Sets
Your printer has four tractors to control paper movement, two located above
the print area and two below the print area.
A lever on each tractor keeps it locked in place on a horizontal shaft. To
reposition a tractor, unlock the tractor and move it horizontally on the shaft
(See Loading Paper).
Figure 1–6. Opening, Locking, and Unlocking Tractors
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Platen Gap Wheel and Lever
The Platen Gap Lever opens and closes the platen gap for loading paper
and ribbon.
The wheel rotates to let the platen accommodate different thicknesses of
paper. The higher the letter, the wider the platen gap. Once it's set, you
don't need to readjust it until you need to load paper of a different thickness.
Figure 1–7. Platen Gap Adjustment Wheel and Lever
Before loading paper or a ribbon cartridge, use the Platen Gap lever to open
the platen gap. When you are through loading paper, close the platen gap.
If this is a new thickness of paper, adjust the wheel until it's snug against the
form, but not too tight. Run a print test and adjust the platen gap wheel to
obtain optimum print quality and paper movement. The print should be crisp
and dark, with no smearing. Paper should move smoothly through the print
mechanism. Here are some things to look for:
•
•
If the platen gap is open too far, the print may start fading out,
especially on the last sheet of a multi-part form.
If the platen 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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Platen Gap Sensing
Your printer has a mechanism that senses the platen gap, used in conjunction
with the Paper Weight and Impact Parameters to control paper movement
and hammer impact force. This is explained in Chapter 3.
When the platen is open, the position is sensed, printing is disabled and the
Platen Open message is displayed on the control panel.
Paper Tension Lever
The Paper Tension Lever controls the vertical tension between the upper and
lower sets of tractors.
Figure 1–8. Paper Tension Lever
Paper tension can affect your print quality. Raising and lowering the Paper
Tension Lever during a print test is one method that can be used to obtain
optimum print quality. Here are some things to look for when you begin
printing.
•
•
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If the paper tension is too loose, the dot columns and dot rows may
not line up.
If the paper tension is too tight, the paper holes will start elongating
vertically and may tear. This can also lead to poor paper stacking and
jams.
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Printer
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
Step 1.
Make sure the printer is Offline or power is off. Open the printer lid and open
the platen gap using the lever, then remove the old ribbon by lifting it straight
up off of the Ribbon Platform.
Step 2.
Remove slack in the new ribbon by turning the knob on the ribbon cartridge
counter-clockwise, then slip the ribbon over the two ribbon guides and
between the front and rear panels of the ribbon shield on the printer.
Figure 1–9. Removing Ribbon Slack
Step 3.
Press down lightly on the cartridge while turning the ribbon knob counterclockwise until it seats on the cartridge drive posts. Make sure that the
ribbon does not twist or fold over.
Figure 1-10. Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
Step 4.
Close the Platen Gap lever.
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Loading Paper
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).
Figure 1–11. Paper Size Specifications
Form Characteristics
Minimum Form Width - "A"
2.50 in.
64 mm
Maximum Form Width - "A"
18.00 in.
457 mm
0.16 in.
1.80 in.
4.1 mm
45.7 mm
0.16 in.
1.80 in.
4.1 mm
45.7 mm
"A" - 15.70 in.
1.80 in.
"A" - 399 mm
45.7 mm
0.208 in.
0.264 in.
5.3 mm
6.7 mm
Horizontal Form Adjustment - "C"
Without Horizontal Vernier
Minimum
Maximum
With Horizontal Vernier - Forms < 15.86 in.
Minimum
Maximum
With Horizontal Vernier - Forms > 15.86 in.
Minimum
Maximum
.
Tractor Hole to Paper Edge (per ISO 2784) - "D"
Minimum
Maximum
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Step 1.
Make sure the printer is Offline or printer power is off.
Step 2.
Open the new box of paper. Remove the box top so that the paper can be
pulled out freely, then place the new box of paper under the printer.
Figure 1–12. Paper Box Placement and Paper Path
Step 3.
Raise the printer lid, open the platen gap, and open the doors on all of the
tractors.
Step 4.
Feed the paper up and through the printer, as shown above.
Step 5.
Place the left-side paper holes onto the upper left tractor pins and close the
tractor door.
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The left end of the scale (5 & 10 CPI) on the ribbon platform marks the
position of Column 1. Before printing, make sure that this marker is aligned
with the desired position on the form. To align the paper on the column
marker, unlock the tractor and slide it to the desired position, then lock it in
place.
Figure 1–13. Column Alignment Scale
Step 6.
Unlock the right tractor and move it so that the paper holes align directly over
the tractor pins, then close the tractor door. Gently push the tractor to the
right until the paper is smooth and reasonably taut, then lock the tractor.
Step 7.
Unlock the lower tractors, place the paper over the tractor pins, then adjust
the tractors so that the pins line up with the paper holes. Lock the tractors.
Step 8
Adjust the platen gap, then use the Paper Tension Lever to adjust the tension
on the form between the upper and lower tractors. Don't forget to reset the
top-of-form (TOF) before proceeding with printing (see Chapter 2).
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Let’s Check
Before beginning a print job, check the following items:
•
•
•
•
•
All tractor locking levers are locked.
The upper tractor sprocket pins are snug against the top of each
paper hole. The bottom tractor sprocket pins are snug against the
bottom of each paper hole. The paper holes should not be elongated
or torn horizontally or vertically.
The tractors are feeding correctly.
The paper is properly routed through the print mechanism and
between the Paper Stacking Chains.
Make sure that the Paper Stacking Chains are hanging properly
without being tangled.
Now that you have installed your printer and loaded it with the ink ribbon and
paper, you are ready to configure it to function on your system. Chapter 2
discusses the Control Panel Components and how they function, and Chapter
3 lists and explains all of the menu parameters available for configuring your
printer.
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Chapter 2: Printer Control Panel
Chapter 2
Introduction
In this chapter you will learn about the Printer Control Panel and how it is used
to control printer functions.
Control Panel Components
The Control Panel is located on the top cover. You can use it to program and
direct most printer functions.
32-character
2-line display
3 LED
Indicators
11 control
keys
Includes a beeper
Figure 2–1. Control Panel
LED Indicators
The green 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).
The yellow ON LINE Indicator illuminates to indicate when the printer is ready
to accept data.
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LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The LCD is located at the left of the Control Panel. It shows printer status,
menu selections, and normal, fault, and error messages. The LCD is divided
into four main areas. Each area displays one of the following: Current State,
Paper Indicators, Options, and Current Selection Indicator.
Current State
Paper
Indicator
Offline
Operator Menu
Options
Current
Selection
Indicator
Figure 2-2. Control Panel Display
Current State
The Current State appears in positions 1-15 of the first display line. During
normal operation, this area displays Online, Offline or a fault message. If
you're using the printer menu, the menu, category or parameter items display
here as well.
Options
The Options appear in positions 1-15 of the second display line. During
normal operation, this area is blank. When you access the printer menu, this
area shows each item as you scroll through the menu.
When you are in Offline mode using the Config key, this area displays configuration labels as you scroll though each one (see Key Functions, this
chapter).
Current Selection Indicator
The Current Selection Indicator occupies position 16 of the second line of the
display. When you're in menu mode and scrolling through menu options, an
asterisk appears when you come to the currently selected parameter.
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Paper Indicators
The Paper Indicators occupy position 16 of the first line of the display. Table
2-1 shows the meaning of each indicator.
Indicator
Paper Weight
Impact
(blank)
The platen is in the Light
Weight zone when Paper
Weight is on Auto or set
to Light.
The platen is in the Normal
Impact zone when Impact is
on Auto or set to Normal.
h
The platen is in the Medium The platen is in the Normal
Weight zone when Paper
Impact zone when Impact
Weight is on Auto or set to is on Auto ot set to Normal.
to Medium.
H
Paper Weight is set to
Heavy.
h
The platen is in the Medium The platen is in the High
Weight zone when Paper
Impact zone when Impact is
Weight is on Auto or set to is on Auto ot set to High.
to Medium.
H
The platen is in the Heavy
Weight zone when Paper
Weight is on Auto or set to
to Heavy.
The platen is in the High
Impact zone when Impact is
is on Auto ot set to High.
The platen is in the Light
Weight zone when Paper
Weight is on Auto or set to
to Light.
Impact is set to High.
The platen is in the Normal
Impact zone when Impact is
on Auto or set to Normal.
Table 2 - 1 Paper Weight Indicators
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Key Functions
Online/Offline 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, and the printer is ready to accept data from the host. When it's
Offline, it cannot accept host data. 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 Online 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.
While Online 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 Online 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.
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.
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TOF Key (Top of Form)
When you load paper, you line the top of your form (usually the perforation)
with the indicated position on the tractor (see Figure 2-3). Once the paper is
loaded, pressing this key moves the paper so that printing commences at the
proper position on the form.
Align Desired Top-Of-Form
Location At This Point
10 CPI
5 CPI
10
5
20
10
30
15
Figure 2-3 . Aligning Form on Tractors
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.
Up and Down Arrow Keys
Online, these keys make fine adjustments to the Top of Form position.
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/Back 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 modes, the Up and Down Arrow keys scan lists
of categories, parameters, and selections.
Menu/Back Key
Pressing this key allows you to access menu selections, which you can scroll
through using the Up and Down Arrow keys. Pressing the Menu/Back 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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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
Online, pressing the Clear key clears the panel of any errors that do not
cause the printer to go Offline, such as "Parity Error."
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.
In Operator, Config, Test, or Help menus, pressing this key returns the
printer to Offline status.
The Clear Menu
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 t he Operator menu in
Chapter 3.
Clear All Configs
Copies the Default Configuration settings into all saved configurations. Any
parameters not listed on the Configuration Report (see Chapter 3), 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 Chapter 3).
Config Key
Offline
This is a shortcut to the Load Configurations menu item (see Chapter 3),
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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Chapter 3
Introduction
In this chapter you will learn about the printer’s modes, multilevel menus,
parameters, parameter values, 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.
In addition, any time you need to review the active selections in each configuration you may do so by printing out the Configuration Report (see Configuration Menu). This report shows all configurations and how they are set up.
Control Panel Menus
This section discusses the menus and how to access and select parameter
values from them for formatting documents, controlling print operations, or
testing the printer. The four main menus are Operator, Config, Test, and Help.
CLEAR
ONLINE
OFFLINE
CLEAR
ONLINE
OFFLINE
Menu
Categories
Navigations
within
Operator,
Config,
and Test
menus
Test
Menu
Arrow Keys
Online
Category
Parameters
Config
Menu
Arrow Keys
ONLINE
OFFLINE
ONLINE
OFFLINE
Arrow Keys
CLEAR
Arrow Keys
Operator
Menu
MENU
Offline
Help
Menu
Parameter
Settings
Figure 3-1 Control Panel Navigation
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Categories, Parameters and Selections
Within the Operator, Config, and Test menus, there are a number of categories. Within each category is a list of parameters. In some cases, a parameter can execute a function upon pressing Enter, or in other cases, it displays
yet another list of selections 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 selections. See "How to
Print a Control Panel Selections Report", this chapter.
Using Menus
Now you are ready to learn how to access menus. Here are some things to
remember:
•
•
•
•
•
•
You must first be in Offline state to access menus.
The Online/Offline 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.
Active selections are marked with an asterisk (*).
To exit Menu mode without making changes, depress the Clear key or
the Online/Offline key.
When the printer is Online, the display reads:
Online
The name of the last loaded configuration displays on the lower line.
In this state, the only keys that respond are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Up and Down Arrow
LF
FF
Clear
View
Online/Offline
When the printer is Offline, the display reads:
Offline
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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:
Offline
Operator Menu
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 (with Operator displaying first) the display reads in order:
Offline
Config Menu
Offline
Test Menu
Offline
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.
Example: Changing Form Length Using the Menu System
Here is how the menu system works. If, for instance, 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, press the
Online/Offline key.
2. Press the Menu key. The display reads:
Offline
Operator Menu
3. Press Enter to select the Operator menu. The display reads
Operator Menu
Font
4. Press the Down Arrow key until you see Forms.
Operator Menu
Forms
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5. Press the Enter key. Your display then reads:
Forms
Form Length
6. Form Length is the selection you want, so press the Enter key. The
display reads:
Form Length
66*
(The asterisk means that 66 is the current selection.)
7. You want to change this to 65. Press the Down arrow once and the
display reads:
Form Length
65
8. Press the Enter key. The Form Length is set to 65. 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.
•
•
Depress the Clear key to leave Menu Mode and remain Offline.
Depress the Online/Offline key to leave Menu Mode and return the
printer to Online.
How to Print a Control Panel Selections Report
The organization of the multilevel menus is shown on the Control Panel
Selections Printout. All current selections are marked with an asterisk.
1. Make sure the printer is Offline.
2. Press the Menu/Back key.
3. Use the Up or Down arrow keys until you see Help Menu on the
display.
4. Press Enter.
The Control Panel Selection Report begins printing. When it's finished, press
the FF key, tear off the sheet and use it to become familiar with menu items.
All of the menu items and explanations are also listed on the following pages
in this chapter.
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Following are explanations of each menu category and parameter.
Font Category
This category contains parameters that control how print looks on a page and
the display language. The Level 2 headings are as follows:
Ser/Par Language
This allows you to select the language used by emulations attached to the
Parallel, Serial, and LAN ports. 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 selections are:
IRV
Norwegian/Dan
Spanish
Japanese
Hungarian
Swedish T6
Swedish Basic
UK LG01
Swiss LG01
Swedish LG01
UK Epson
Norwegian Epson
Lat Amer Epson
US
French
Swedish/Finish
Portuguese
Chinese
Italian T6
French Withdrwn
Dutch LG01
JIS Roman LG01
Nor/Dan Epson
Spanish Epson
Danish Epson
German
UK
Italian
Canadian
French T6
Canadian Alt
Nor/Dan T6
Finnish LG01
Nor/Dan LG01
French Epson
Italian Epson
Spanish 2 Epson
Ser/Par Character Set
This 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. The default depends on the following:
Emulations
Default Character Set
HP LineJet
MT660, P600, P6000, P5000
IBM Proprinter
Epson FX
Roman-8
Latin 1 8859-1
Code Page 437
Italic
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The details of the character sets can be found in the Line Printer Applications
Manual. The possible selections are:
Latin1 8859-1
Cyrillic 8859-5
Code Page 437
Code Page 852
Code Page 863
Code Page 437G
Code Page 1251
Code Page 1254
Siemens Turkish
Line Draw
Latin2 8859-2
Greek 8859-7
Code Page 850
Code Page 855
Code Page 866
Code Page 866B
Code Page 1252
DEC MultiNation
Roman-8
Italic
Latin9 8859-15
Turkish 8859-9
Code Page 851
Code Page 857
Code Page 928
Code Page 1250
Code Page 1253
DEC Turkish
Katakana ISO 13
Matrix
There are two font modes available on your printer. One mode is called
Enhanced and the other is called Constant Density. 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
selections are different for each mode.
When this parameter 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 parameter 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 Constant Density Mode. The Specifications
Section of this manual has a listing of the CPI selections 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.
Ser/Par Style
This allows you to select the font style used by emulations attached to the
Parallel, Serial, and LAN port. For emulations that support downloaded fonts,
you can use this parameter to select the download font. The default is DP.
Style selections
Draft
(High-speed)
DP
(Data Processing, Default selection)
Gothic
(Sans Serif NLQ)
Courier
(Serif NLQ)
OCR-A
(Optical Character Recognition)
OCR-B
(Optical Character Recognition)
Download
(Selects the downloaded font)
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CPI
This parameter allows you to select characters per inch (CPI) settings. The
possible selections 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 option 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 selections are English (default), German, French,
Italian, Swedish/Finish, and Spanish.
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 selectiosn 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
Slashed Zero
As an aid in distinguishing zeros from the uppercase letter O, you can choose
to have your zeros slashed (Ø). Default is open (non-slashed) zeros.
Compressed 8
Use this option for higher lines per inch settings to decrease the space between the dot-rows of the printed characters. This increases the vertical
spacing between each printed line, which increases readability without changing the current LPI settings. Compressed 8 functions at 8 LPI and above (at
any CPI). Setting this parameter to ON causes all characters printed at 8,
9,10, or 12 LPI to be compressed vertically. The default is OFF.
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Forms Category
This category is used for setting form specifics.
Form Length
This allows you to set the form length from 1-255 lines, and 11 inches. Default form length is 66 lines.
LPI
This 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 setting is 6 LPI.
Top Margin
This parameter dictates where the first print line is located on the page. The
Top Margin location is measured in lines from the current Top-of-Form location. The range is 0 to 255, with the default at 0.
Bottom Margin
This parameter allows you to set the bottom margin. The Bottom Margin is
measured in lines from the top of the paper. The range is 0 to 255, with the
default at 66.
The Bottom Margin and Top Margin selections are translated into a
physical location on the page. 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.
For example:
The initial Bottom Margin selection was line 60 and the current LPI was 6.
The Bottom Margin location would be 10 inches from the Top-of-Form location. If the LPI was then changed to 10 LPI the selection for Bottom Margin
would change to line 100.
Left Margin
You can place the left margin at any column number across the page, using
selections 1 to 272. The range of selections for this parameter depends on
the CPI setting. (Column 1 is the Default). The left margin must be less than
or equal to the right 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 selection). The right margin must be greater than or equal to the
left margin.
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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 line position after changing the CPI (characters per inch) setting,
there will be no current setting indicator (asterisk).
Print to End Of Form (EOF)
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 settings are On and Off, with the default at Off.
For Print to EOF to function properly the last print line of the form must
come before the perforation. If the Form Length setting 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.
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,
ensure that the platen gap is closed, 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 options:
Option 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.
Option 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-of-form 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 (see Chapter 2).
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Quick Access
This 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 for this setting is Disabled. Eject distance is set
with the next parameter, the Eject Distance.
Eject Distance
The Eject Distance allows you to select the distance at which the paper ejects
during Quick Access operation. The units are in tenths of an inch, from 0.0 to
25.5.
Impact
Impact is the relative energy level of the hammer impact on the form being
printed. On Auto (the default), the printer senses the thickness of the form by
the platen gap and varies the setting automatically from Normal to High. If you
want to override it, you can set it to Normal or High (see note after Paper
Weight).
Paper Weight
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 vary from Light to Heavy depending on the position of the
platen.
The following table illustrates the effect each parameter has on the printer's
relative function (Impulse, Paper Moves, and Slew Speed). If all three parameters are set to Auto, the Impact and Paper Weight vary according to what the
platen gap sensor tells the printer. The Slew Speed varies from 25 IPS to 40
IPS depending on the Paper Weight setting.
Parameters Selection
Paper
Moves
Slew
Speed
N/A
N/A
Impact
High
Thump
Tick
Paper
Weight
Normal
Heavy
Medium
Light
Fast Slew
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Impulse
Enabled
Disabled
N/A
N/A
Varies
Accordingly
N/A
31 IPS
35 IPS
35 IPS
31-35 IPS
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On the Auto setting, Impact and Paper Weight parameters mirror each other,
because both parameters use the platen gap to sense what is needed. However, in some cases you may want to set each manually. For example, when
printing on thick card stock, you'll need a Heavy Paper Weight but only a
Normal Impact.
The graphic below shows how the platen gap setting affects both the Impact
and the Paper Weight. If you have placed a thick form in the printer and both
Impact and Paper Weight are set to Auto, the platen gap sensor tells the
printer to set the Paper Weight to Heavy and the Impact to High.
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Fast Slew
If your forms are not too thin or fragile such that output stacking is not an
issue, you can increase the printer's slew speed by setting this parameter to
Enabled. The default setting is Disabled. When Fast Slew is Enabled, the slew
speed is automatically adjusted depending on the Paper Weight setting.
Double Strike
When 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 this option decreases the printer throughput by approximately
50%.
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Quality (T6218 only)
The Quality panel menu setup option only applies to heavy forms printing on
the T6218 printer model. If the Paper Weight setting is Light, printing
throughput will always proceed at optimum speed.
If the Paper Weight setting is either Medium or Heavy and the Quality
setting is Enhanced, the printing throughput rate will be reduced to ensure
optimum print quality. The throughput reduction for the Heavy Paper Weight
setting is greater than that for the Medium Paper Weight setting.
RibbonMonitor
Enables the Ribbon Monitor feature. The selections are Enabled and Disabled
(default).
The Ribbon Monitor 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.
RibnMon Thresh
Sets the ribbon life threshold of the Ribbon Monitor feature. The default setting
is 40, assumming that a 40 million character ribbon is being used. This setting
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.
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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.
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
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 the Clear Menu
Ribbon Count option. 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 (see Configuration Menu - Printer Category - Report Option). This
report will inducate 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 the form of a "gas gauge". 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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Vertical Format Units (VFU) Category
VFU Enabled
A Vertical Format Unit is a means for loading sets of vertical tabs. These
vertical tabs define various parameters of a form. This parameter applies only
to the emulations which make explicit use of the VFU channels. Setting this
parameter 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.
Vertical Tab (VT) Channel
You can select which VFU Channel is designated as the Vertical Tab Channel. This parameter applies only to the emulations which makes explicit use of
the VFU channels. Selections are 1 - 12 and Unused. The default depends on
the emulation as defined in the table under the Emulation selection parameter.
Skip When
This parameter applies only to the emulations which make explicit use of the
VFU channels. This parameter 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 parameter only functions when the VFU Environment is enabled. The default depends on the emulation as defined in the table
under the Emulation selection parameter.
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Configuration Menu
Following are explanations of each menu category and parameter. For all
available selections under each parameter below, consult the Help Menu
printout.
Printer Category
Powerup
This parameter sets the printer either Online or Offline when the power switch
is turned on. This parameter setting is automatically saved to the Powerup
Configuration when it is changed. The default is Offline.
Ser/Par Emul
This parameter allows you to define which set of printer control commands will
be emulated for data received on the Serial and Parallel ports. This parameter
setting is automatically saved in the Powerup Configuration. HP LineJet is the
default selection.
When a new emulation setting is entered through the Printer Control Panel,
emulation dependent parameters in the Current and Powerup configurations
are changed to match the default settings for the selected emulation. The
following table lists those parameters by emulation:
Parameter
HP LineJet
P600
P6000
P5000
Character Set
OCR-A
OCR-B
Auto CR
Line Wrap
Wrap LF
Code 7F
VT Channel
Skip When
Roman-8
ANSI
ANSI
OFF
OFF
OFF
Fill
12
After
Latin1
ANSI
ANSI
OFF
OFF
OFF
Space
12
After
Latin1
ANSI
ANSI
ON
OFF
OFF
Space
12
After
Code Page 850
ANSI
ANSI
ON
OFF
OFF
Space
N/A
N/A
Parameter
Epson FX
IBM Pro
Character Set
OCR-A
OCR-B
Auto CR
Line Wrap
Wrap LF
Code 7F
VT Channel
Skip When
Italic
ANSI
ANSI
ON
ON
ON
Delete Char
N/A
N/A
Code Page 437
ANSI
ANSI
ON
ON
ON
Ignore
N/A
N/A
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LAN Emulation (LAN Interface only)
Used to select the emulation attached to the Ethernet port when using the
LANPlex interface. The possible selection are the same as the Ser/Par Emul
option.
Dump Mode
Dump Mode 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 standard 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.
IO 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 selection = 30 seconds)
IRS (Intelligent Ribbon System)
The Intelligent Ribbon System Parameter allows you to enable an algorithm
that adjusts the ribbon speed to optimize the amount of ink presented to the
hammer bank. Enabled is the Default selection.
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Report
You can use this parameter to print or display a report.
Current Config
This selection 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.
Last Fault
Displays the last fault message on the control panel display.
Version
Displays the version numbers of the installed software on the control panel
display.
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Codes Category
In this category are parameters 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.
Auto LF (Line Feed)
Auto LF causes the printer to perform a Line Feed each time it receives a
Carriage Return Control Code. This parameter 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. OFF is the default value. The default value is dependent on the emulation (see Emulate under the Config Menu, Printer category).
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 Parameter (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 Emulate under the
Config Menu, Printer category).
Wrap Line Feed
This parameter works in conjunction with the Line Wrap parameter, above.
The default value is dependent on the emulation (see Emulate under the
Config Menu, Printer category).
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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 the following
sentence by sending:
This is bold<CR>
bold<CR><LF>
"Double Strike" corresponds to the previous POCR=ON setting. 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 parameter 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.
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:
The code is ignored.
Delete Char: The previous character is deleted.
Delete Buffer: The previous characters on the current print line are
deleted.
Space:
A Space character is substituted.
Fill:
A Fill character is substituted.
Print 80 to 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 selections are ON
(printable characters) or OFF (control characters). The default value is ON.
Ignore Char
This parameter allows you to select a character that will be ignored in the
incoming data stream. This parameter functions in all emulations and nondownloadable print modes. It does not function in plot mode, font download, or
VFU download. Selections are 0-255, referring to the decimal value of any 8bit 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. This parameter 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 the Sub Char From Parameter. This parameter functions in
all emulations and non-downloadable print modes. It does not function in plot
mode, font download, or VFU download. Default is OFF.
PTX SFCC
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
Defines the single line Alternate Line Spacing used by the ACK (Hex 06)
command in the Printronix P5000 emulation. The possible selections are 8 or
10.3 which define the line density. The default value is 8.
The PTX SFCC and PTX ALS options will only appear if the Printronix
P5000 emulation is selected with the Ser/Par Emul control panel option.
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Graphics Category
This category allows you to configure certain aspects of the Graphic Processing Options on your printer.
Code V Command Character (CVCC)
This parameter allows you to change the CVCC. The Default for this parameter 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 command 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.
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Dark Bar
This parameter allows you to set the base dot density at which bar codes will
print. 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:
Table 3–1. Bar Code Dot Density
DarkBar Selection
"Normal" Mode
"Dark" Mode
Low
Medium (Default)
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 (MT660) 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 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 3–2. Modplot Example
Version
This parameter controls the version of Code V the printer emulates. Version 2
is the default selection.
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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 selection)
Auto: The descender gap is only inserted after lines containing
characters with descenders.
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
selection.
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 selection. This parameter is used by code V and PGL.
PGL Special Function Command Character (SFCC)
This parameter allows you to change the SFCC. The Default for this parameter is the ASCII tilde ( ~, Decimal 126, HEX 7E ) character. Selections 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
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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 selections are:
ASCII
Danish
English
Spanish
German
Norwegian
Dutch
Italian
Swedish
Finnish
French
Turkish
Free Format
This parameter turns on Free Format Mode in Code V graphics whenever a
^PY is encountered. Free Format Mode 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.
Postnet Density
Determines whether POSTNET bar codes are printed in Low Density (72 DPI)
or High Density (144 DPI). Low Density is the default setting. POSTNET bar
codes printed in High Denisty wil print at half the speed of Low Density.
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Configurations Category
Your 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 (See How to Save Configurations, next).
Save
If you have a configuration you are going to use multiple times, you may want
to save it. You'll use this parameter to do this.
How to Save Configurations
1. Set up the printer parameters the way you want them.
2. Make sure the printer is Offline (press the Online/Offline key), and
press the Menu/Back key to enter Menu mode.
3. Use the Up or Down Arrow key to find the Configurations menu, and
press Enter.
4. Scroll through the list of configurations. If you have not labeled them
(see Config n Label) 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 the Load parameter, next.
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 parameter to select the configuration you want to use, then
press Enter. The default Powerup Config is CONFIG1.
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Config n Label - (where n = 1 to 10)
You may want to call your configurations something more intuitive than
CONFIGs 1 through 10. This parameter is used to set 15-character labels for
each configuration slot.
How to label a configuration slot
1. Make sure the printer is Offline.
2. Press the Menu/Back key to enter Menu mode.
3. Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to get to the Config menu, and then
press Enter.
4. Scroll until the display reads Configurations, then press Enter.
5. Scroll until you see Config n label, where n is the number of the configuration you want to label (1-10).
6. Press Enter.
7. 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.
8. Press Clear or Menu to save it. Now, when you use the Save or Load
parameters, this configuration name appears in the slot you've chosen.
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Serial I/O Category
Serial Interface is a style of host computer-to-printer I/O communications. It
requires certain parameters to be properly set in order for the printer and host
computer to communicate.
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 selection.
Data Bits
You can choose the number of data bits per byte. 8 bits is the default selection.
Stop Bits
This parameter sets the number of serial stop bits. 1 is the default selection.
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 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. The eight protocols are:
Ready/Busy
Xon/Xoff
Enq/Ack
Etx/Ack
Etx/Ack/Nak
Ack/Nak
Xon/off/Etx/Ack
Xon/off/Enq/Ack
(Default selection)
(Enquiry/Acknowledge)
(End of Text/Acknowledge )
(End of Text/Acknowledge/Neg. Acknowledge )
(Acknowledge/Negative Acknowledge )
(XON/XOFF/End of Text/Acknowledge )
(XON/XOFF/Enquiry/Acknowledge)
The above protocols are explained in detail in the Applications Manual.
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Status Enquiry
When this option 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.
The Status Enquiry feature may be enabled in conjunction with any other
protocol. When enabled and the host sends the ECS ? DC1 sequence, 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
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Meaning/Value
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)
The Status Enquiry feature is slightly different for emulations other than
LineJet. Instead of responding to the ECS ? DC1 sequence, the printer will
respond to the ENQ character. The bit pattern of the status response is as
follows:
The bit pattern is as follows:
Bit
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
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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)
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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 selection)
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.
Offline
When this selection is active, the DTR Line is used to signal only that the
printer is Online or Offline. Unlike the Busy selection, the Offline selection will
not interfere with operation of the Xon/Xoff Communication Protocol.
Power
When this selection 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
selection, the DTR Polarity Parameter must be set to Actv Hi.
If your system is configured to use Xon/Xoff Protocol, using the Busy
selection 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
selections, respectively).
DTR Polarity
This parameter is used to set the DTR Signal polarity. Active Low is the
default selection.
Busy Polarity
This parameter allows you to control the polarity of the Busy Signal. Active
Low is the default selection.
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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 selection).
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 selection.
Buffer Size
This parameter allows you to configure the size of the Serial Data Buffer. The
default selection is Dynamic.
Buffer Operations
There are two basic buffering schemes used by your printer: Fixed or Dynamic.
Fixed Buffering
For Fixed Buffering the printer uses a single input buffer to accept data from
the host. When the host has filled the input buffer, the printer sends the busy
signal and stops accepting input. The printer then processes and prints the
buffered data before accepting any new data from the host.
When using Fixed Buffering there are eight selections available for the buffer
size the printer will use (128 thru 16K). The size selected should be twice the
size of the host data block whenever possible for optimum data handling.
Fixed Buffering is most effective when using Block Mode Protocols for data
transfer. Block Mode Protocols were explained earlier under the Protocol
Parameter.
Dynamic Buffering (Default Selection)
For Dynamic Buffering the printer uses two buffers for data transfer. When the
host fills one buffer the printer switches to the other buffer for data transfer
while it processes and prints the first buffer. The printer only sends the busy
signal to the host if both buffers are filled.
The size of the buffers used for Dynamic Buffering depends on the I/O you are
using. In Serial I/O operations the buffer size is set to 2K for each buffer. In
Parallel I/O operations the buffer size is set to 1K for each buffer.
The setting for one I/O is independent of the setting for the other I/O. The
Serial I/O may be set up for Fixed Buffering while Parallel is set up for Dynamic Buffering and vice versa.
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Parallel I/O Category
The Parallel Category on your printer has three parameters that can be
changed according to user needs.
Print On Paper Command (POPC)
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 selection 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 selection.
Buffer Size
This parameter allows you to configure the size of the Parallel Data Buffer.
The default selection is Dynamic.
Buffer Operations
There are two basic buffering schemes used by your printer: Fixed or Dynamic.
Fixed Buffering
During Fixed Buffering the printer uses a single input buffer to accept data
from the host. When the host has filled the input buffer, the printer sends the
busy signal and stops accepting input. The printer then processes and prints
the buffered data before accepting any new data from the host.
When using Fixed Buffering there are eight selections available for the buffer
size the printer will use (128 thru 16K). The size selected should be twice the
size of the host data block whenever possible for optimum data handling.
Dynamic Buffering (Default Selection)
During Dynamic Buffering the printer uses two buffers for data transfer. When
the host fills one buffer the printer switches to the other buffer for data transfer
while it processes and prints the first buffer. The printer only sends the busy
signal to the host if both buffers are filled.
The size of the buffers used for Dynamic Buffering depends on the I/O you
are using. In Serial I/O operations the buffer size is set to 2K for each buffer.
In Parallel I/O operations the buffer size is set to 1K for each buffer.
The setting for one I/O is independent of the setting for the other I/O. The
Serial I/O may be set up for Fixed Buffering while Parallel is set up for Dynamic Buffering and vice versa.
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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 Address
This option allows you to set up the four OCTETS of the IP Address.
Category
OCTET 1
OCTET 2
OCTET 3
OCTET 4
Parameter
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
Gateway
This options allows you to set the four OCTETS of the Gateway.
Category
OCTET 1
OCTET 2
OCTET 3
OCTET 4
Parameter
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
Subnet
This option allows you to set up the four OCTETS of the Subnet mask.
Category
OCTET 1
OCTET 2
OCTET 3
OCTET 4
Parameter
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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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. To move
down in the menu use the Up Arrow key.
Pattern Category
The Pattern Category has a series of printer self-tests which have predefined
patterns used to test the basic printer functionality. Selection of the patterns
is done by scrolling with the Up or Down Arrow keys to the requested 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.
Print
Option
Prints
Upper
Rolling ASCII characters between 0x20 and 0x5E
All Characters
All characters from the available character sets
63/69
63 uppercase characters followed by 69 spaces.
ECMA
A pattern specified by the European Computer Manufacturers Association. Used for acoustic testing.
Columns
Number of columns on the line, based on margin
distances
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.
Paper Motion
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.
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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Appendix A
Introduction
This chapter deals with troubleshooting problems on a T6200 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 we present 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
Platen Open message will clear when the Platen Gap Adjustment Wheel is
rotated to the proper thickness).
Step 3.
If a faulty piece of hardware is indicated, call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
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.
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Table A–1. Display Messages
MESSAGE
Explanation and Corrective Action
ATTENTION
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
The host has sent the Bell Command
Corrective action depends on the reason the Bell Command
was sent. Contact your system operator.
Bad VFU Channel
Explanation:
A VFU channel command has been received from the host
requesting an illegal channel.
1. Correct data from host and retransmit.
2. Ensure the integrity of the printer ground connection.
Corrective Action:
Bad VFU Count
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Buffer Overflow
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Chnl Not Found
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Ctrl Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Ctrl Link Flt
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Data Overrun
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
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.
1. Ensure correct protocol has been selected.
2. Check wiring of I/O cable between host and printer. (See
the Applications Manual for a detailed explanation.)
VFU Channel requested by the host computer cannot be
found.
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.
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
The Control Processor has detected a fault in the Main
Processor to 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.
Font Dnld Error
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
An error has been detected during a font download.
Correct data and retransmit from host.
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.
Clear the message (Clear key), then place the printer back
Online. Confirm with host why Graphic check message was
sent.
Graphics memory space is full and the printer cannot accept
or process data. Printer will reset and data will be lost.
Insert line terminators in data stream so the printer will
process the data, then retransmit the data.
Corrective Action:
Heap Overflow
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
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Key Disabled
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Key has no function for this printer model or mode of operation.
No corrective action.
Lost Adrs (27)
Explanation:
Certain communication signals have been lost between the
printer and the host computer.
Check cable connection, setup of host, and printer address
setting.
Corrective Action:
Lost Sync (28)
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
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.
Main CPU Fault
Explanation:
A fault has been detected in the main processor during
powerup diagnostics.
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
Corrective Action:
No VFU Loaded
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
NVRAM Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Offline Data In
Explanation:
A VFU command was received from the host before a VFU
was downloaded.
Download the required VFU information, then retransmit the
data.
The nonvolatile data checksum has failed because of one of
the following conditions:
(1) A new RAM has been installed
(2) New software with different nonvolatile variables has
been installed
(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.
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 buffered
data.
Offline Dump On
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
The printer is in Offline condition and Dump Mode is enabled.
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 format.
No corrective action is required.
Corrective Action:
Overflow VFU
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
An excessive number of bytes has been sent by the host in a
VFU download.
Correct data and retransmit from host.
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Hammer Time
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Hammer Voltage
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Paper Motion Flt
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Paper Out
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Parity Error
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Platen Open
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Print Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
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The software controlling the print hammer timing has detected
an internal inconsistency.
Press the Clear key. If it faults repeatedly, call your Customer
Service Representative and skip to the next print job.
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 transistor.
Call your Customer Service Representative for repair.
The control processor has detected that the paper has failed to
move the 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 Service Representative.
Paper is not being detected by the Paper Out sensor.
If this message is correct, refer to the Enter key section of
Chapter 2, then load paper. (See Loading Paper Section of
Chapter 1). If the fault does not clear, call your Customer
Service Representative.
Parity is enabled and a mismatch on Bit 8, between the computer and the 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 by
referring to the Configuration Menu section of 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 Configuration 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.
The Platen Gap is open beyond the maximum setting allowed
for paper thickness. This message will display when you are
loading paper or a ribbon cartridge into the printer. This
condition disables the printer and the only keys that will function on the control panel are the form movement keys.
When you are loading paper or a ribbon cartridge, this
message will clear when you close the Platen Gap. If this
message appears at any other time or will not clear, call your
Customer Service Representative.
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 for repair.
Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Ribbon Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Setup Address
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Shuttle Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Testing Hardware
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
Thermal Fault
Explanation:
Corrective Action:
The Ribbon Fault Detector is not reading any movement in
the printer 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.
The printer address has not been set up or a configuration
with address set to UNDEFIN has been loaded.
Set up the printer address using the multilevel menus on the
printer. The procedure is located in Chapter 3, under the
Configuration Menu.
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 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 Representative.
The printer is performing internal diagnostic tests when the
printer is 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.
The ambient temperature has exceeded the limit (Max T).
Turn the printer off and allow the unit to cool. After a few
minutes, turn the power back on and retry the printer. If it
fails again, call your Customer Service Representative.
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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 Platen Gap is not set correctly.
Open the Platen Gap.
The printed characters are too
light.
The Platen Gap is out of adjustment or the ribbon is worn out.
Readjust the Platen Gap. If this
does not correct the problem,
replace the ribbon cartridge with a
new one.
The printed characters are
shakey
The Platen Gap is not set correctly.
Adjust the Platen Gap.
The printed characters in one
line are shorter than normal.
Vertical paper tension is too loose.
Move the Paper Tension Lever
until the paper is taut but not too
tight.
The paper holes are elongated
after passing through the
tractors.
Vertical paper tension is too
tight.
Move the Paper Tension Lever
until the paper is taut
The paper comes out of the
tractors or the paper tears at
the right or left holes along the
edges.
(1)
To change the vertical tension,
raise the Paper Tension Lever
to increase tension, and lower
it to decrease tension.
The vertical or horizontal
paper tension is incorrect.
To change the horizontal
tension, unlock the upper right
and/or lower right tractor and
move it left or right to make the
necessary adjustment.
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(2)
The tractors are too far apart.
Unlock and realign the
tractors.
(3)
Upper tractors not aligned
with the lower tractors.
Unlock and realign the tractors
so that the lower set is directly
under the upper set.
(4)
The Platen Gap is not
Open the Platen Gap.
Specifications
Specifications
Emulations
The emulations available on your printer are: HP LineJet, PJL, Printronix
P600, Printronix P6000, Printronix P5000, Epson FX-1180, IBM Proprinter III
XL, Code V, PGL.
Type Style
There are six resident type styles available on your printer. They include
Gothic, Courier, Data Processing, Draft, OCR-A, and OCR-B. All type styles
and the two output modes (for Draft and DP) are selectable through the printer
control panel.
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.
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.
OCR–A and OCR–B
These print at 10 CPI only, mostly for Optical Character Recognition applications.
Characters Per Inch
Your printer offers a variety of CPIs for use in printer output. Available CPIs
are dictated by the Type Style selected. Each CPI is based on one of 12
character matrixes and 12 Dot Densities. Each matrix uses a specific number
of dot columns for character composition and intercharacter gap. CPIs are
grouped in any given type style by the base CPI matrix used for the group.
Those Base CPIs are 10, 12, and 15.
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Densities and Throughput
Your printer supports Horizontal row plots (single and multiple row), Vertical column
plots, and specialized Graphic plots.
Your printer supports the following horizontal DPIs: 40, 48, 60, 80, 90, 120, 180, and
240. Scaled densities available on your printer are 50, 72, 75, 96, 100, 144, 150,
160, and 200. All other selections will be approximated by conversion to the next
higher density.
Your printer supports the following vertical DPIs: 48, 72, 96, 144, and 288. All other
selections are emulated through the use of scaling techniques.
Table S–1 Text Performance
Text Throughput - Lines per Minute
T6218
Upper Case / Lower Case
Draft
10 CPI
1800/1500
15 CPI
1800/1500
17.14 CPI
1800/1500
Data Processing
10 CPI
1350/1080
15 CPI
1350/1080
17.14 CPI
1350/1080
Gothic
10 CPI
720/600
15 CPI
540/450
17.14 CPI
540/450
Graphics Throughput - Inches per Minute
60 X 48
225
60 X 72
150
120 X 72 DPI
75
Application Benchmarks
AIAG 2-up Normal/PGL - Label/Hrt
4392
AIAG 2-up Read/Right/PGL - Labels/Hr
2788
POSTNET 6LPI Labels/Hr Draft
70,266
ECMA 132 - Pages Per Hour
#2 Letter Performance 10 CPI Draft
1864
#3 Letter Performance 10 CPI NLQ
878
#4 Letter Endurance 10 CPI NLQ
884
#5 Spreadsheet Perf. 17 CPI Draft
2493
#6a Spreadsheet Perf. 17 CPI Draft
2493
#6b Spreadsheet Perf. 17 CPI NLQ
994
#7 Graphics Performance
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T6215
T6212
1500/1285
1500/1285
1500/1285
1125/900
1125/900
1125/900
600/500
450/375
450/375
1200/1000
1200/1000
1200/1000
900/720
900/720
900/720
480/400
360/300
360/300
187
125
62
150
100
50
3660
2460
62,000
2928
1968
49,600
1645
775
780
2200
2200
780
1316
620
624
1760
1760
624
990
792
Specifications
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.
Paper Movement Speed
Your printer has a normal slew speed of 36 inches per second. When printing
in Heavy Forms mode, the maximum slew speed is decreased to 20 inches
per second.
Languages and Character Sets
Up to 34 Language Character Sets with up to 192 characters (some emulations have fewer character sets with 256 characters) each are available on
your printer. In addition, the ANSI and DIN character sets are available for
use with the OCR-A and OCR-B type styles.
With the exception of ANSI and DIN, the language character sets can be
printed in four different type styles: Gothic, Courier, Data Processing, and
Draft. The ANSI and DIN characters can only be used with the OCR-A and
OCR-B type styles and are selectable in four combinations through the Printer
Control Panel.
Physical Configurations
Your printer only is available enclosed in a quietized cabinet.
Weight
Your printer has an actual weight of 185 lbs. (84 kg) and a shipping weight of
212 lbs. (96 kg).
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.)
Acoustics
The Sound Power of your printer is 6.7 Bel (9 position average, per ISO 7779)
with a Sound Pressure Level of less than 52.0 dBA (4 position average, per
ISO 9296).
Nonvolatile Memory
Your printer stores up to 10 printer configurations in nonvolatile EEPROM.
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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.
Table S–2. Power Requirements
External Power
Voltage
Current/Wattage Requirements @ Nominal
Supply
AC Volts Freq.
(RMS) (Hz)
Average
Operating
Peak
Operating
Average
Idle (<5 min.)
Average
Idle (>5 min.)
110
50
2.0 A/215 W
5.5 A/600 W
0.5 A/55 W
0.3 A/30 W
110
60
2.0 A/215W
5.5 A/600W
0.5 A/55W
0.3 A/30 W
220
50
1.0 A/215W
2.8 A/600W
0.3 A/55W
0.2 A/30W
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.
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
will be reported on the control panel display.
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Specifications
Environment
Operating
Temperature
Dry Bulb:
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)
Nonoperating
Temperature:
Boxed:
-40°F to 151°F (-40°C to 66°C)
Unboxed:
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.
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.
Table S–3. Heat Load Contributions
Printing Conditions (110 VAC/60 Hz)
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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Printer Dimensions
28.3 in.
(718.8 mm)
Top View
28.8 in.
(731.5 mm)
62.2 in.
(1579.9 mm)
40.0 in.
(1016.0 mm)
Back (and Front) View
Side View
Figure S-1. Physical Dimensions
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Specifications
Industry and Agency Standards.
The T6200 Series is designed to meet the requirements of several industry and
government agency standards.
Electro-Magnetic Emissions
EMI: FCC part 15, subpart J, Class A
and EN55022 Class B
Harmonics: EN 61000-3-2
Flicker:
EN 61000-3-3
Electro-Magnetic Immunity
ESD:
RF EMF:
EFT/B:
Surge:
RF CM:
PF MF:
V Dips/Int:
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 60950:1991plus 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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