®
EPSON
LQ-570/1070
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Copyright © 1991 by Seiko Epson Corporation
Nagano, Japan
User’s Guide
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate
the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits
established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and
use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one
interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
Le present appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le réglement sur le brouillage
radioélectrique édicté par le Ministére des Communications du Canada.
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TIPS FOR PRINTING ON SINGLE SHEETS
There are a few things you should know about printing on single
sheets as opposed to continuous paper. When you print on single
sheets, you may notice that your printer prints the first page of
your file correctly but then prints too low on the next page, or that
it prints the last few lines from one page onto the next.
These differences in print position are easy to adjust; you can
simply change some of the settings in your application program as
described below to get the right results.
1. When you install an application program, it normally asks you
what printer you are using. Make sure you choose the correct
printer. See Chapter 1 for the right printer to choose.
2.
Many programs include an option to set the maximum lines per
page. If your program has a lines-per-page setting and you are
using standard 8½ x 11-inch paper, set the lines per page to 61.
Note: To find the right lines-per-page setting for paper that is not
8½ x 11, create a test document using your application program.
Set your top and bottom margins to 0 and then create a file of
numbered lines from 1 to 66. When you print your file, notice
the last number printed on the first page. This is your maximum
lines-per-page setting.
3.
If your program doesn’t have a lines-per-page setting, try
decreasing the top margin or increasing the bottom margin, or
both, until you get the results you want.
4. You can also try adjusting the form length setting. For a
standard 8½ x 11-inch page, try setting the form length at
10 inches.
5.
Some programs also let you indicate whether you are using
single sheets or continuous paper. Make sure you choose single
sheets.
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Where to Get Help for United States Users
Epson America provides local customer support and service through
a nationwide network of authorized Epson dealers and Service
Centers.
Epson also provides the following support services through the
Epson Consumer Resource Center at (800) 92243911:
Assistance in locating your nearest Authorized Epson Reseller or
Service Center
Technical assistance with the installation, configuration, and
operation of Epson products
Epson technical information library fax service
Product literature with technical specifications on our current
and new products
Sales of ribbons, supplies, parts, documentation, and accessories
for your Epson product
Customer Relations.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do
not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water.
5. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
6.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation; to ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is
provided.
7. This product should be operated from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type
of power available, consult your dealer or local power
company.
8. This product is equipped with a 3-wire grounding-type plug, a
plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only fit into
a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
purpose of the grounding-type plug.
9.
Do not locate this product where the cord will be walked on.
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10. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that
the total of the ampere ratings on the products plugged into the
extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere
rating. Also, make sure that the total of all products plugged
into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
11. Never push objects of any kind
cabinet slots as they may touch
short out parts that could result
shock. Never spill liquid of any
into this product through
dangerous voltage points or
in a risk of fire or electric
kind on the product.
12. Except as specifically explained in the User’s Manual, do not
attempt to service this product yourself. Opening or removing
those covers that are marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you
to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing in
those compartments to service personnel.
13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions since improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal operation.
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E.
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged.
F.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance,
indicating a need for service.
Contents
Introduction
1
Features .....................................................................
Options .....................................................................
Finding Your Way Around ............................................
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes.. ....................................
Printer Parts ...............................................................
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2
3
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4
Chapter 1 Setting Up the Printer
1-1
Unpacking the Printer ................................................
Choosing a Place for the Printer ..................................
Assembling the Printer.. .............................................
Testing the Printer ....................................................
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer .....................
Configuring Your Software for the Printer.. ...................
1-2
1-3
1-5
1-10
1-13
1-14
Chapter 2 Paper Handling
2-1
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Using Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Using Continuous Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets . . . 2-21
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
3-1
Chapter 3 Using the Printer
Control Panel ........................................................... 3-2
DIP Switches ........................................................... 3-6
Micro Feed .............................................................. 3-13
Tear Off ................................................................. 3-16
Typestyles ............................................................... 3-19
Data Dump Mode ..................................................... 3-24
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Chapter 4 Using Printer Options
4-1
Cut-Sheet Feeders.. ....................................................
Pull Tractor .............................................................
Interface Cards.. .......................................................
4-2
4-12
Chapter 5 Maintenance and Transportation
5-1
4-14
Cleaning the Printer .................................................. 5-2
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge ................................... 5-3
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
6-1
Problems and Solutions ..............................................
Power Supply ..........................................................
Printing ...................................................................
Paper Handling ........................................................
Options ...................................................................
6-2
6-3
6-4
6-8
6-10
Chapter 7 Technical Specifications
7-1
Printer Specifications ................................................. 7-2
Interface Specifications ............................................... 7-10
Option Specifications ................................................. 7-14
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16
Chapter 8 Command Summary
8-1
Using the Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Commands Arranged by Topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Appendix
A-1
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... A-6
Glossary
GL-1
Index
IN-1
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Contents
Introduction
Your new Epson® printer is an advanced 24-pin dot matrix printer
that combines high performance with a wide range of features.
Features
These features make your Epson printer an outstanding value:
Fast printing speed. You can print up to 252 characters per
second in 12 cpi draft mode.
Easy paper handling. The printer has four paper paths to suit
your printing needs: top, rear, bottom, and front.
Automatic paper loading. The printer automatically loads single
sheets and continuous paper.
Epson ESC/P 2. This enhanced printer control language adds
scalable fonts and improved graphics capability. With scalable
fonts, you can print characters of various sizes.
Compatibility. The printer supports the Epson ESC/P ®
commands widely used in application programs written for other
Epson LQ and SQ printers.
Unique control-panel design. You can choose from nine popular
letter-quality fonts and one draft font.
The LQ-570 and LQ-1070 are basically the same printer except for
the width of their carriages. The LQ-570 has a standard width
carriage that accommodates paper up to 254 mm (10 inches) wide.
The LQ-1070 has a wide carriage that accommodates paper up to
355.6 mm (14 inches) wide,
Introduction 1
Introduction
Options
You may choose from several printer options to enhance your
printer. For more information on these options, see Chapter 4 .
Single-Bin Cut-Sheet Feeder
(C80637* for LQ-570, C80639* for LQ-1070)
This economical cut-sheet feeder automatically feeds up to 50
sheets of paper into your printer without reloading. You can
load continuous paper and manually load single sheets without
removing the cut-sheet feeder.
High-Capacity Cut-Sheet Feeder
(C80638* for LQ-570, C80640* for LQ-1070)
This cut-sheet feeder automatically feeds up to 150 sheets of
paper or 25 plain bond envelopes without reloading. You can
create a double-bin cut-sheet feeder by connecting this cut-sheet
feeder to the single-bin model.
Pull-Tractor Unit
(C80019* for LQ-570, C80022* for LQ-1070)
Although you can use the standard tractor as a pull tractor,
using the optional pull tractor improves printing accuracy,
which is especially useful for printing on continuous multi-part
forms.
Film Ribbon Cartridge
(#7768 for LQ-570, #7770 for LQ-1070)
An optional film ribbon cartridge provides even higher quality
printing than the standard fabric ribbon.
Interface Cards
Optional interface cards are available to supplement the printer’s
built-in parallel interface. Guidlines for choosing the right
interface and instructions on installing the cards are given in
Chapter 4.
The last figure in option part numbers, represented by an asterisk
(*), varies by country, Contact your local Epson dealer for the part
number in your country.
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Introduction
Introducion
Finding Your Way Around
This manual provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for
setting up and operating your printer.
Chapter 1 contains information on unpacking, setting up,
testing, and connecting the printer. Be sure to read this chapter
first.
Chapters 2 and 3 include important information on paper
handling and day-to-day operation of your printer.
Chapter 6 contains troubleshooting information. If the printer
does not operate properly or the printed results are not what
you expect, see Chapter 6 for a list of problems and solutions.
Other chapters contain information on options, general
maintenance, specifications, and printer commands. See the end
of this manual for a glossary of printer terms and an index.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
WARNING S must be followed to avoid bodily injury.
CAUTIONS must be observed to avoid damage to your
equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the
operation of your printer.
Introduction 3
Introduction
Printer Parts
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer ................................................. 1-2
Checking the parts ................................................. 1-2
Choosing a Place for the Printer ................................... 1-3
Assembling the Printer ................................................ 1-5
Removing the protective materials ............................ 1-5
Installing the ribbon cartridge ................................... . 1-6
Attaching the paper guide ........................................ 1-9
Testing the Printer ..................................................... 1-10
Plugging in the printer ............................................ 1-10
Running the self test.. ............................................ 1-10
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Configuring Your Software for the Printer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Choosing from a menu ........................................... 1-14
Setting Up the Printer
1-1
Unpacking the Printer
Checking the parts
When you unpack the printer, make sure you have all the parts
shown below and that none is damaged.
Printer
Power cord
Ribbon cartridge
Note: In some locations the power cord may be attached to the
printer.
Store the packing materials in case you ever need to transport your
printer.
CAUTION: There are several versions of the printer
designed for different voltages, and it is not possible to
adjust the printer for use at another voltage. If the label
on the back of the printer does not show the correct
voltage for your country, contact your dealer.
1-2
Setting Up the Printer
Choosing a Place for the Printer
When selecting a place to set up your printer, be sure to follow the
guidelines below.
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Place the printer on a flat, stable surface.
Place the printer close enough to the computer for the printer’s
interface cable to reach it.
Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for easy
operation and maintenance.
CAUTION: Avoid locations that are subject to direct
sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, or dust.
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Use a grounded outlet; do not use an adapter plug.
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Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power cord.
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Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic
timers. Accidental disruption of power can wipe out information
in the memory of your printer or computer.
Avoid outlets on the same circuit as large motors or other
appliances that can cause fluctuations in line voltage.
Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of
electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base
units of cordless telephones.
Setting Up the Printer
1-3
Choosing a Place for the Printer
If you plan to use a printer stand, follow these guidelines:
Use a stand that supports at least 16.0 kg (35.3 lbs) for the
LQ-570 or 22.0 kg (48.5 lbs) for the LQ-1070.
Never use a stand that tilts the printer at an angle of more than
15 degrees from horizontal. If you install a cut-sheet feeder, the
stand must keep your printer level.
If you plan to load continuous paper through the bottom of the
printer, choose a stand that provides an unobstructed paper
path.
Position your printer’s power cord and interface cable so they
do not interfere with paper feeding. If possible, secure the cables
to a leg of the printer stand.
Align the paper stack so that the paper feeds straight into the
tractor’s sprocket units.
1-4
Setting Up the Printer
Assembling the Printer
Removing the protective materials
During shipping, packing materials protect the printer and a locking
clip protects the paper-tension unit. Before you turn on the printer,
you must remove the locking clip as described here:
1.
Remove the paper guide. Lift the printer cover up and off.
Grasp both ends of the clear plastic paper-tension unit; lift up
the front of the unit and then lift it off.
2. Remove the locking clip from the paper-tension unit.
Note: Store the clip with the other packing materials in case you
ever need to transport your printer.
Setting Up the Printer
1-5
Assembling the Printer
Installing the ribbon cartridge
Before installing the ribbon cartridge, make sure that the power
cord is not plugged into an electrical outlet.
1.
If necessary, lift the printer cover up and off. Grasp both ends
of the clear plastic paper-tension unit and lift it up and off also.
WARNING: Never move the print head while the printer is
turned on; this can damage the printer. Also, if you just
used the printer, the print head may be hot. Let it cool
for a few minutes before touching it.
2.
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Slide the print head to the middle of the printer.
Setting Up the Printer
Assembling the Printer
3. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the arrow.
This removes any slack in the ribbon and makes it easier to
install. Next, hold the ribbon cartridge by its handle and push it
firmly down into position; then press on both ends of the
cartridge to make sure the plastic hooks fit into the slots.
4.
Use a pointed object, such as a ball point pen, to guide the
ribbon between the print head and ribbon guide. Turn the
ribbon-tightening knob to help feed the ribbon into place.
5.
Slide the print head from side to side to make sure it moves
smoothly. Also check that the ribbon is not twisted or creased.
Setting Up the Printer
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Assembling the Printer
6. Replace the paper-tension unit by placing it on the printer’s
mounting pegs; then lower the front of the unit into place. Press
on the front of both sides of the paper-tension unit until you
feel it click into place.
7.
Replace the printer cover by first inserting the front tabs into
the slots on the printer; then lower it into place.
Note: You install the optional #7768 or #7770 film ribbons in
the same way as you install the ribbon cartridge. However, you
should follow the guidelines below when using a film ribbon:
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Print on ordinary paper only.
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Move the paper-thickness lever to the next lowest position.
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Setting Up the Printer
Assembling the Printer
Attaching the paper guide
1.
Place the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting posts on the printer.
2. Lower the paper guide until it stops in the upright position.
Setting Up the Printer
1-9
Testing the Printer
Before connecting your printer to a computer, use the built-in selftest function to see that the printer is working properly.
Before running the self test, you need to plug your printer’s power
cord into an electrical outlet.
Plugging in the printer
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2.
Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure the
voltage required by the printer matches that of your electrical
outlet.
CAUTION: If the rated voltage and your outlet voltage do
not match, contact your dealer for assistance. Do not plug
in the power cord.
3.
If the power cord is not attached to the printer, connect it to the
AC inlet on the printer’s rear panel.
4. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
Running the self test
You can run the self test with either continuous paper or single
sheets. Also, you can load the paper for the test from the top, rear,
front, or bottom. The following steps describe how to run the test
on single-sheet paper, loaded from the top. See Chapter 2 for full
details on paper handling.
The self test begins by printing on the first and last lines of page 1.
The printer then prints the DIP-switch settings and character
samples on page 2.
1-10
Setting Up the Printer
Testing the Printer
The printer prints the self test in the currently selected font.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and that the paper-release
lever is in the single-sheet position.
2. While holding down the LF/FF (Line Feed/Form Feed) button,
turn on the printer. The printer beeps and the platen turns for a
few seconds, signalling that the printer is in self-test mode.
3. Move the left edge guide until it locks in place next to the guide
mark. Then adjust the right edge guide to match the width of
your paper.
Setting Up the Printer
1-11
Testing the Printer
CAUTION: Run the self test using paper at least 210 mm
(8.2 inches) wide for the LQ-570 or 360 mm (14 inches)
wide for the LQ-1070; otherwise, the print head prints
directly on the platen.
4.
Insert a sheet of paper between the edge guides until it meets
resistance. After a few seconds, the printer loads the paper to
the loading position and begins printing the self test.
5. To stop the self test, press the PAUSE button (you can resume
the self test by pressing the PAUSE button again).
6.
Press the LOAD/EJECT button to eject the paper from the printer
and then turn the printer off.
Note: If test results are not satisfactory, see Chapter 6.
Here is part of a typical self test.
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Setting Up the Printer
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
If the self test prints correctly, you are ready to connect your
printer to the computer. Use a shielded twisted-pair parallel cable to
connect your computer to the printer’s built-in parallel interface.
Connect the parallel interface cable as described below:
1.
Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off; then
plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s parallel
interface connector. Squeeze the wire clips together until they
lock in place on either side of the connector.
Note: If your cable has a ground wire, connect it to the ground
connector beside the interface connector.
2.
Plug the other end of the cable into the computer. (If there is a
ground wire at the computer end of the cable, attach it to the
ground connector at the back of the computer.)
Setting Up the Printer
1-13
Configuring Your Software for the Printer
Most application programs let you specify the type of printer you
use so that the program can take full advantage of the printer’s
features. Many of these programs provide an installation or setup
section that presents a list of printers.
Choosing from a menu
Because Epson printers share a great many commands, you can use
an application program even if it does not list your printer on its
printer selection menu. Choose from the following list (the printers
are listed in the order of preference):
LQ-510/550
LQ-500
LQ-860 (LQ-1060)
LQ-850 (LQ-1050)
LQ-2550
LQ-2500
LQ-800 (LQ-1000)
LQ-1500
If none of these printers is listed, select the first one available from
the following list:
EX, FX, LX, RX, MX, Epson printer, Standard printer, Draft printer.
To use all the features of your printer, however, it is best to choose
a program with your printer on its menu. If your program does not
list this printer, contact the manufacturer of the software to see if
an update that supports the LQ-570/1070 is available.
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Setting Up the Printer
Chapter 2
Paper Handling
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method ................................. 2-2
Setting the paper-release lever ................................... 2-2
Using Single Sheets ................................................... 2-4
Loading single sheets from the top ............................ 2-4
Loading single sheets from the front .......................... 2-6
Using Continuous Paper .............................................
Tractor position and available paper paths .................
Changing tractor positions .......................................
Loading continuous paper with the push tractor ..........
Removing continuous paper from the push tractor .......
Loading continuous paper with the pull tractor ............
Removing continuous paper from the pull tractor ........
2-9
2-9
2-10
2-12
2-14
2-15
2-20
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets .... 2-21
Switching to single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Switching to continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Printing on Special Paper ............................................
Paper-thickness lever ...............................................
Multi-part forms .....................................................
Labels ...................................................................
Envelopes .............................................................
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2-24
2-25
2-26
Paper Handling 2 - 1
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method
Your printer can feed single sheets from the top and front and
continuous paper from the rear, front, and bottom. Also, you can
use the tractor unit for continuous paper as either a push or pull
tractor.
You will probably use only one or two of these methods on a
regular basis.
This chapter explains the various methods of paper handling and
includes recommendations on the feeding methods best suited to
your specific needs.
Setting the paper-release lever
The paper-release lever has three positions, with icons indicating the
type of paper and paper path for each position.
2-2
Paper Handling
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method
Single sheet
This position is for loading single sheets.
Push tractor
This position is for loading continuous paper from
the rear, with the tractor in the push-tractor
position.
Pull tractor
This position is for loading continuous paper from
the rear, front, or bottom, with the tractor in the
pull-tractor position. Use this position when you
have installed both the push tractor and the
optional pull tractor.
Paper Handling 2-3
Using Single Sheets
Your printer can print on single sheets of paper from 148 mm (5.8
inches) to 257 mm (10.1 inches) wide on the LQ-570 and from 148
mm (5.8 inches) to 420 mm (16.5 inches) wide on the LQ-1070.
You can load single sheets from either the top or front of the
printer.
Loading single sheets from the top
1. Move the paper-release lever to the single-sheet position. Make
sure the paper guide is in the upright position.
2. Turn on the printer. The OPERATE light on the control panel
comes on.
2-4
Paper Handling
Using Single Sheets
3.
Slowly slide the left edge guide until it stops next to the arrow
on the paper guide. Then adjust the right edge guide to match
the width of your paper.
4.
Insert the paper firmly between the edge guides until it meets
resistance; after a few seconds, the printer automatically
advances the paper to the loading position.
Paper Handling 2-5
Using Single Sheets
CAUTION: Use the knob on the right side of the printer
only to clear paper jams when the printer is off.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose
the top-of-form position.
If the platen turns but the printer doesn’t load the paper, completely
remove the paper and re-insert it more firmly.
To eject the paper, press the LOAD/EJECT button.
Loading single sheets from the front
1. Move the paper-release lever to the single-sheet position and
open the front cover.
2. Turn on the printer. The OPERATE light on the control panel
comes on.
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Paper Handling
Using Single Sheets
3.
Slide the edge guide until you feel it click into place at the guide
mark. You can slide the edge guide to the left in l/10-inch
increments to increase the size of the left margin on your paper.
4.
While aligning the paper’s left edge with the edge guide, insert
the paper firmly until it meets resistance; after a few seconds,
the printer automatically loads the paper to the loading position.
Paper Handling 2-7
Using Single Sheets
CAUTION: Use the knob on the right side of the printer
only to clear paper jams when the printer is off.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose
the top-of-form position.
If the platen turns but the printer doesn’t load the paper, completely
remove the paper and re-insert it more firmly.
To eject the paper, press the LOAD/EJECT button.
Note: The printer’s built-in stacker in front of the paper guide
can hold up to 50 sheets of ejected paper.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Paper
You can print on continuous paper from 101 mm (4 inches) to 254
mm (10 inches) wide on the LQ-570 and from 101 mm (4 inches) to
406 mm (16 inches) wide on the LQ-1070.
You can feed continuous paper from the rear, front, or bottom.
Your printer comes with the tractor installed in the push-tractor
position, for feeding paper from the rear. If this is your paperfeeding method, skip to page 2-12. To feed paper from the front or
bottom, you must install the tractor in the pull-tractor position.
You can also install an optional pull tractor and use both the push
and pull tractors together.
Tractor position and available paper paths
Below are the various ways of feeding continuous paper. Always
move the paper-release lever to the position indicated for the paperfeeding method you are using.
Tractor
position
Paper-feeding
method
Paper-release
lever position
Push-tractor
position
Pull-tractor
position
I
I
I
Make sure you align your paper supply with the paper loaded in
the tractor so the paper feeds smoothly into the printer.
If you want to feed paper through the bottom paper slot, use a
printer stand that has a large enough opening for paper to feed
from the bottom without obstruction.
Paper Handling 2-9
Using Continuous Paper
Changing tractor positions
You can use the tractor unit as either a push tractor or a pull
tractor. You should change the tractor position according to your
paper feeding method. The printer comes with the tractor installed
in the push-tractor position.
Installing in the push-tractor position
1.
Make sure the printer is turned off. Lift the printer cover and
the paper guide up and off the printer.
2.
If necessary, remove the tractor from the pull-tractor position
by pressing the lock tabs open while lifting the tractor up and
out of the mounting slots.
3.
Press open the tractor’s lock tabs. Hold the tractor horizontally
above the printer and lower it straight down into the printer’s
back mounting slots.
4.
When the tractor is positioned in the mounting slots, release the
lock tabs.
5.
If you removed the clear plastic paper-tension unit previously,
replace it by placing it on the printer’s mounting pegs; then
lower into place. Press on both ends of the paper-tension unit
until you feel it click into place.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Paper
6. Replace the printer cover.
7. Move the paper-release lever to the push-tractor position.
You are now ready to load continuous paper with the push tractor.
Installing in the pull-tractor position
1.
Make sure the power is turned off. Lift the printer cover and
paper guide up and off the printer.
2.
Grasp both ends of the clear plastic paper-tension unit and lift it
up from the front and lift it off the printer.
3.
If necessary, remove the tractor from the push-tractor position
by pressing the lock tabs open while lifting the tractor up and
out of the mounting slots.
4.
Press the tractor’s lock tabs open. Tilt the tractor forward and
lower it into the printer’s front mounting slots. An arrow on
each side of the mounting slots shows you where to align the
5.
When the tractor is positioned in the mounting slots, release the
lock tabs.
6.
Pull the paper-release lever forward to the pull-tractor position.
You are now ready to load continuous paper.
Paper Handling
2-11
Using Continuous Paper
Loading continuous paper with the push tractor
1.
Make sure the printer is turned off and the paper guide is
removed.
2. Make sure the tractor is in the push-tractor position and the
paper-release lever is in the push-tractor position.
3.
Release the tractor’s sprocket units by pulling the sprocket lock
levers forward.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Paper
4. Slide the left sprocket unit to approximately 12 mm (1/2 inch)
from the far left position and push the sprocket lock lever back
to lock it in place. Then slide the right sprocket unit to match
the width of your paper, but do not lock it. Move the paper
support so it is midway between the sprocket units.
5. Make sure your paper has a clean, straight leading edge. Then
open the sprocket covers and fit the first four holes of the paper
over the sprocket pins.
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2-13
Using Continuous Paper
6. Close the sprocket covers.
7.
Slide the right sprocket unit to remove any slack in the paper.
Then lock it in place by pushing the sprocket lock lever back.
8.
Place the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting posts on the printer.
9.
Slightly lift the paper guide and then lower it until it rests on
the printer.
10. Slide both edge guides to the middle of the paper guide.
11. Turn on the printer. The printer automatically advances the
paper to the loading position when it receives data.
Note: You can also advance the paper to the loading position by
pressing the LOAD/EJECT button.
CAUTION: Use the knob on the right side of the printer
only to clear paper jams when the printer is off.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose
the top-of-form position.
Removing continuous paper from the push tractor
1.
Press the TEAR OFF button to advance the paper to the tear-off
position. (See Chapter 3 for more information.) Tear off any
printed sheets.
CAUTION: Always tear off paper before back-feeding;
back-feeding too many sheets can cause a paper jam.
2.
Press the LOAD/EJECT button to feed the paper back to the
standby position.
3. Remove the paper from the tractor unit.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Paper
Loading continuous paper with the pull tractor
By placing the tractor in the pull-tractor position, you can load
paper from the rear, front, or bottom. The steps are the same for
all paper paths.
Note: When the tractor is in the pull-tractor position, do not use
the TEAR-OFF button or the LOAD/EJECT button to feed the paper
back to the standby position.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the paper guide and
printer cover are removed.
2. Make sure the tractor is in the pull-tractor position and the
paper-release lever is in the pull-tractor position.
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2-15
Using Continuous Paper
3.
Release the tractor’s sprocket units by pulling the sprocket lock
levers forward.
4.
Slide the left sprocket unit to approximately 12 mm (1/2 inch)
from the far left position and push the sprocket lock lever back
to lock the sprocket unit in place. Then slide the right sprocket
unit to match the width of your paper, but do not lock it in
place. Move the paper support so it is midway between the
sprocket units.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Paper
5.
If you are inserting paper in the front paper slot, remove the
front cover and slide the edge guide completely to the left.
6. Make sure your paper has a clean, straight edge. Insert the
paper into the desired paper slot (rear, front, or bottom) until it
emerges between the platen and print head.
7. Pull the paper up until the perforation between the first and
second pages is even with the top of the printer’s ribbon.
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2-17
Using Continuous Paper
8.
If you insert paper through the front paper slot, re-attach the
front cover.
9. Fit the first four holes of the paper over the sprocket pins.
10. Close the sprocket covers.
11. Slide the right sprocket unit to remove any slack in the paper.
Then lock it in place by pushing the sprocket lock lever back.
12. Place the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting posts on the printer.
13. Slightly lift the paper guide and then lower it until it rests on
the printer.
14. Slide both edge guides to the middle of the paper guide.
15. Turn on the printer.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Paper
16. If necessary, adjust the paper position using the micro-feed
feature described in Chapter 3.
CAUTION: Use the knob on the right side of the printer
only to clear paper jams when the printer is off.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose
the top-of-form position.
17. To replace the printer cover, insert the front tabs into the slots
on the printer and then lower the cover into place.
Paper Handling
2-19
Using Continuous Paper
Removing continuous paper from the pull tractor
1. To remove continuous paper when using the pull tractor, tear
off the paper at a point before it enters the paper slot.
2. Press the LF/FF button to feed the remaining paper forward, out
of the printer.
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Paper Handling
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets
When using the push tractor, you can easily switch to single-sheet
printing without removing the continuous paper.
Switching to single sheets
To switch from continuous paper to single sheets, follow the steps
below.
1. If any printed sheets remain in the printer, press the TEAR OFF
button to advance the paper to the tear-off position.
2. Tear off the printed pages.
CAUTION:
l
Always tear off paper before back-feeding; backfeeding too many sheets can cause a paper jam.
l
Never back-feed labels. Labels can easily come off
their backing and jam the printer.
3. Press the LOAD/EJECT button. The printer feeds the continuous
paper backward to the standby position. The paper is still
attached to the push tractor but is no longer in the paper path.
4. Move the paper-release lever to the single-sheet position.
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2-21
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets
5. Lift the paper guide until it stops in the upright position.
6. Adjust the edge guides to match the width of your paper.
You can now load single sheets as described in Using Single Sheets
in this chapter.
Switching to continuous paper
To switch from single sheets back to continuous paper in the push
tractor, follow the steps below.
1. If a single sheet is in the paper path, press the LOAD/EJECT
button to eject it.
2. Slightly lift the paper guide and then lower it until it rests on
the printer.
3.
Slide both edge guides to the middle of the paper guide.
4. Move the paper-release lever to the push-tractor position.
The printer automatically advances the continuous paper to the
loading position when it receives data.
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Paper Handling
Printing on Special Paper
In addition to printing on single sheets and continuous paper, your
printer can print on a wide variety of other paper types, such as
envelopes, labels, and multi-part forms. Before printing on special
types of paper, you need to change the paper-thickness setting.
CAUTION:
l
When printing on labels or multi-part forms, make
sure that your application program settings keep the
printing entirely within the printable area.
l
Always return the paper-thickness lever to position 0
when you return to printing on ordinary paper.
Paper-thickness lever
Set the paper-thickness lever to match the thickness of your paper
according to the table below.
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Printing on Special Paper
Paper Type
Ordinary paper (with film ribbon)
Thin paper
Ordinary paper (single sheets or continuous)
Multi-part forms (carbonless)
2 sheets (original + 1 copy)
3 sheets (original + 2 copies)
4 sheets (original + 3 copies)
Labels
Lever Position
-1
-1 or 0
0
1
2
2 to 3
2
Envelopes
2 to 5
Note: Print speed is reduced for paper-thickness lever settings of
2 and above.
Multi-part forms
Your printer can print on both single-sheet and continuous multipart forms. You can load single-sheet multi-part forms only in the
front paper slot.
You can use multi-part forms of up to four parts (including the
original). Make sure you set the paper-thickness lever to the proper
position. Use only carbonless multi-part forms.
You load multi-part forms the same way as you load single sheets
or continuous paper. For best results with continuous multi-part
forms, it is recommended you use the tractor installed in the pushtractor position together with the optional pull tractor.
For details, see Using Single Sheets or Loading continuous paper
with the pull tractor earlier in this chapter. Pay special attention to
setting the loading position as described in Using micro-feed in
Chapter 3.
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Paper Handling
Printing on Special Paper
CAUTION:
l
When printing multi-part forms, make sure the printing
stays entirely within the printable area of the forms.
(For more information on the printable area, see
Chapter 7.)
l
l
Use four-sheet thick multi-part forms only under
normal operating conditions.
Load single-sheet multi-part forms from the front only.
Labels
When printing labels, always choose the type mounted on a
continuous backing sheet with sprocket holes for use with a tractor.
Do not try to print labels as single sheets because labels on a shiny
backing sheet do not feed properly.
It is recommended you load labels from the front or bottom paper
slots with the tractor in the pull-tractor position. You load labels the
same way that you load continuous paper (with the pull tractor), except
you set the paper-thickness lever to position 2.
See Loading continuous paper with the pull tractor earlier in this
chapter for details.
CAUTION:
l
Never feed labels backward with the LOAD/EJECT or
TEAR OFF buttons. Labels can easily peel off the
backing and jam the printer.
l
l
l
Since labels are especially sensitive to temperature and
humidity, use them only under normal operating
conditions.
Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between jobs;
they curl around the platen and may jam when you
resume printing.
To remove labels from the paper path after you finish
printing, first tear off the labels at a point before the
paper slot. Then use the LF/FF button to advance the
remaining labels out of the printer.
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2-25
Printing on Special Paper
Envelopes
You can load envelopes from the top just like single-sheet paper.
However, you should pay attention to the special considerations
below:
l
l
Always set the paper-thickness lever to position 2, 3, or 4
depending on the thickness of the envelope.
Always feed envelopes by inserting the wide edge into the
printer.
CAUTION:
l
Only use envelopes under normal operating conditions.
l
Printing on the edge of an envelope can damage the
print head. Make sure the printing stays entirely
within the printable area of the envelopes. (See page
7-5.)
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Paper Handling
Chapter 3
Using the Printer
Control Panel ............................................................
Lights ...................................................................
Buttons .................................................................
Other control-panel features ......................................
3-2
3-2
3-3
3-5
DIP Switches ............................................................ 3-6
Changing a DIP-switch setting ................................... 3-6
DIP-switch tables ............... .. .................................. .3-7
DIP-switch functions ............................................. ..3-9
Micro Feed .............................................................. 3-13
Using micro feed .................................................... 3-13
Adjusting the loading position .................................. 3-14
Tear Off .................................................................
Tear-off mode .......................................................
Using the TEAR OFF button .......................................
Adjusting the tear-off position ..................................
3-16
3-16
3-17
3-18
Typestyles ...............................................................
Character fonts ......................................................
Character spacing ..................................................
Condensed printing ................................................
3-19
3-19
3-23
3-23
Data Dump Mode .....................................................
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Using the Printer
3-1
Control Panel
The indicator lights give you the current status of the printer. The
buttons let you control many printer settings.
Lights
OPERATE (green)
On when the operate switch is on and power is supplied.
PAUSE (orange)
On when the printer is not ready to print data. The PAUSE light is
off unless you press the pause button to prevent printing.
DATA (orange)
On when the printer’s buffer contains data.
MULTI-PART (green)
On when you move the paper-thickness lever to position 2 or
higher. The printing speed is reduced when this light is on. When
this light is blinking, you can use the micro-feed feature.
PAPER OUT (red)
On when the printer runs out of paper
BIN 1 (green)
On when bin 1 of the optional cut-sheet feeder is selected for paper
feeding.
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Using the Printer
Control Panel
BIN 2 (green)
On when bin 2 of the optional cut-sheet feeder is selected for paper
feeding.
TEAR OFF (yellow)
On when you press the TEAR OFF button to feed continuous paper
to the tear-off position.
CONDENSED (green)
On when you select condensed printing from the control panel.
Font (green)
On when a specific font is selected.
Buttons
PAUSE
Press this button to temporarily stop printing. Press this button
again to resume printing.
LOAD/EJECT
Press this button to load single-sheet or continuous paper to the
loading position. However, the printer normally loads paper
automatically. If single-sheet paper is already in the loading
position, use this button to eject the sheet. If continuous paper is in
the loading or tear-off position, press this button to feed it
backward to the standby position.
LF/FF (line feed/form feed)
Tap this button briefly to feed the paper forward one line. Hold this
button down to eject a single sheet of paper or advance continuous
paper to the top of the next page. You can also use this button to
load a single sheet of paper from the cut-sheet feeder or to feed
continuous paper from the standby position to the loading position.
Using the Printer 3-3
Control Panel
ALT
Use this button in combination with other buttons to perform the
following tasks:
BUFFER CLEAR (PAUSE)
Clears the printer’s buffer and
initializes the printer settings.
Note: To clear the buffer but save the top-of-form setting: press
the PAUSE button; then press the LF/FF button to advance the
paper to the top of the next page; and then press the ALT a n d
PAUSE buttons at the same time.
MICRO FEED
(LOAD/EJECT)
Feeds paper forward in l/180-inch
increments.
(LF/FF)
Reverse-feeds paper in l/180-inch
increments.
See Micro Feed later in this
chapter for more information on
the MICRO FEED button.
Bin Select/TEAR OFF
This button selects the paper bin when both optional cut-sheet
feeders are installed and you are printing on single sheets. When
printing on continuous paper, press this button once to feed paper
from the loading position to the tear-off position. Press this button
again to feed the paper backward to the loading position.
CONDENSED
Press this button to print condensed characters. Press it again to
return to normal character printing.
FONT
Press this button to select from among the built-in fonts.
Note: The panel’s font name typestyles are meant as guides only;
actual printed results may differ slightly.
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Using the Printer
Control Panel
Other control-panel features
The control panel also gives you access to the two special functions
below.
Self test:
Hold down the LF/FF button (for LQ printing) or the
LOAD/EJECT button (for draft printing) while turning
on the printer to perform the self test. The self test
lets you check that your printer is operating properly
and gives you a printout of the current DIP-switch
settings.
See the section on testing the printer in Chapter 1 for
more information.
Data dump:
Hold down the LF/FF and LOAD/EJECT buttons while
turning on the printer to enter data dump mode.
Data dump mode allows advanced users to find the
cause of communication problems between the printer
and the computer.
The data dump mode is more fully explained at the
end of this chapter.
Using the Printer
3-5
DIP Switches
By setting the two printer’s sets of DIP switches, you can control
various printer features, such as the graphics character set and page
length. New settings take effect whenever the printer is turned on.
The DIP switches are located inside a compartment next to the
control panel.
Changing a DIP-switch setting
To change a DIP-switch setting, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the DIP-switch cover.
3. Use a pointed instrument, such as the tip of a pen, to turn a
switch on or off. The section on DIP-switch functions lists the
setting for each switch.
4. Close the DIP-switch cover.
The new DIP-switch settings take effect when you turn on the
printer.
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Using the Printer
DIP Switches
DIP-switch tables
The tables below list the functions of the DIP switches. You can see
the current DIP-switch settings at any time by running the self test
as described in Chapter 1.
Table 1 DIP switch 1
SW
Description
Off
On
1-1
1-2
1-3
International character sets/
character tables
See Tables 3 and 4
1-4
1-5
Print direction
1-6
High-speed draft
1-7
Input buffer
1-8
1 -inch skipover-perforation
Unidirectional
Bidirectional *
Off
On*
None
8 KB
On
Off*
On
Off
Table 2 DIP switch 2
SW
2-1
2-2
Description
Page length (for continuous paper)
See Table 5
2-3
Tear off
On
Off*
2-4
Auto line feed
On
Off*
* The asterisks indicate the default or factory settings. The defaults
for DIP switches 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-1, and 2-2 vary according to
the country.
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3-7
DIP Switches
Table 3 international character sets
Country
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
USA
On
On
On
Off
France
On
On
Off
Off
Germany
On
Off
On
Off
United Kingdom
On
Off
Off
Off
Denmark I
Off
On
On
Off
Sweden
Off
On
Off
Off
Italy
Off
Off
On
Off
Spain I
Off
Off
Off
Off
2-1
2-2
8.5 inches (216 mm)
Off
On
11 inches (279 mm)
Off
Off
11.7 inches (296 mm)
On
On
12 inches (305 mm)
On
Off
Table 4 Character tables
Table 5 Page length
Page length
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Using the Printer
DIP Switches
DIP-switch functions
This section describes the functions of the DIP switches.
International character sets
You can choose from eight international character sets by setting
DIP switches 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 1-4 according to DIP-switch
Table 3. See the Appendix for character samples.
The character sets you can select by DIP switch are USA, France,
Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark I, Sweden, Italy, and Spain I.
However, you can also select the following sets only with the
ESC R software command: Japan (English), Norway, Denmark II,
Spain II, Latin America, Korea, and Legal.
Note: If you send the ESC t 0 command (to select italics) while
DIP switch 1-4 is on, the international character set is always
USA.
Character tables
Your printer has six character tables built-in: five graphics character
tables and one italics character table.
You can select the character tables with DIP switches 1-1, 1-2, 1-3,
and 1-4, according to Table 4.
To select a graphics character table, you must first turn DIP switch
1-4 on.
Note: If you send the ESC t 1 command (to select graphics) while
DIP switch 1-4 is off, the graphics character table is always
PC 437 (United States).
All six character tables are included in the Appendix.
Using the Printer 3-9
DIP Switches
Print direction
Printing is normally bidirectional. However, turning DIP switch 1-5
on for unidirectional printing-in which the print head prints in one
direction only-allows for precise vertical printing alignment. This
makes it ideal for printing graphics such as lines or boxes.
If DIP switch 1-5 is on, printing is unidirectional even if you select
bidirectional with the ESC U 0 software command.
High-speed draft
By setting DIP-switch 1-6 off, you can print draft characters at
speeds up to 225 cps (characters per second). The printer reduces
the number of dots in each draft-font character to increase the
printing speed.
If you select emphasized printing or condensed printing during highspeed draft mode, printing speed temporarily switches to normal
draft speed until the enhancement is turned off. Also, if a line
contains superscript, subscript, dot-graphic, or downloaded
characters, printing speed switches to normal draft speed for that
line only.
Input buffer capacity
The printer stores data sent from your computer in its input buffer.
Keep DIP switch 1-7 off to select an 8KB buffer.
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Using the Printer
DIP Switches
Skip-over-perforation
Turning DIP switch 1-8 on when you are using continuous paper
enables the skip-over-perforation function. Use this function to leave
a 1-inch (25.4-mm) margin between the last printable line on one
page and the first printable line on the next page. This causes the
printer to skip over the perforation between continuous sheets.
Most application programs take care of the top and bottom
margins. Do not turn on skip-over-perforation unless your program
does not provide these margins.
Adjust your top-of-form position with the MICRO FEED buttons to
get half of the margin at the bottom of one page and half at the top
of the next page.
Continuous-paper page length
When you are printing on continuous paper, DIP switches 2-1 and
2-2 let you select from the four page lengths described in DIP-switch
Table 5 .
Tear off
You can turn on DIP switch 2-3 to select tear-off mode. See tear off
later in this chapter for information on tear-off mode. Use the tearoff feature only with continuous paper loaded with the push tractor.
Do not use the tear-off feature with the pull tractor.
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3-11
DIP Switches
Auto line feed
When auto line feed is on (DIP switch 2-4 on), the printer
accompanies each carriage-return code (CR) received with a linefeed code (LF).
If your printer is double spacing, turn DIP switch 2-4 off. If each
line overprints the next, turn DIP switch 2-4 on.
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Using the Printer
Micro Feed
The micro-feed feature allows you to move the paper forward or
backward in l/180-inch increments. You can use this feature to
adjust the loading and tear-off positions.
When you make adjustments to the loading or tear-off positions
with continuous paper, the printer remembers the new position,
even if you turn off the printer.
When you adjust the loading position of single-sheet paper, the
printer remembers the new position until you turn off the power.
The loading position returns to the factory setting when the power
is turned on again.
Using micro feed
To use the micro-feed feature, you press the ALT button at the same
time as you press the LOAD/EJECT or LF/FF button, as indicated on
the printer’s control panel. To use the micro-feed feature, follow the
steps below:
1. Make sure printing has stopped.
2. While holding down the ALT button, press the LOAD/EJECT
button to feed the paper forward or the LF/FF button to feed the
paper backward, as indicated by the arrows above the bottons.
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3-13
Micro Feed
Adjusting the loading position
The loading position is the position of the paper after it has been
automatically loaded by the printer. If printing is too high or low
on the page, change the loading position with the micro-feed feature
as follows:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Load either continuous or single-sheet paper. (Load continuous
paper by pressing the LOAD/EJECT button.) The MULTI-PART light
begins to blink.
Note: You can adjust the loading position only while the MULTIPART light is blinking.
3. While holding down the ALT button, press the LOAD/EJECT
button to adjust the loading position to a lower position on the
page; press the LF/FF button to adjust the loading position to a
higher position on the page. The MULTI-PART light stops blinking
after a short time.
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Using the Printer
Micro Feed
Note:
For continuous paper, the printer remembers this new position
even after it has been turned off and back on.
The printer has a minimum and maximum loading position. If
you try to advance the loading position beyond these limits,
the printer beeps and the paper stops moving.
When the paper reaches the factory-set loading position, the
printer beeps and paper feeding pauses briefly. Use the factory
setting as a reference point when adjusting the loading
position.
The printer remembers the new loading position for singlesheet paper only until you turn off the power. The loading
position returns to the factory setting when the power is
turned on again.
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Tear Off
After you have finished printing, you can use the tear-off feature to
advance continuous paper on the push tractor to the tear-off edge
of the printer. You can then easily tear off printed sheets. W h e n
you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds paper back to
the loading position.
This feature lets you save paper that would normally be lost
between documents.
You can use the tear-off feature in two ways: by turning on DIP
switch 2-3 to select automatic tear-off mode, or by pressing the
TEAR OFF button on the control panel.
If the perforation between pages is not aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the tear-off position using the micro-feed
feature.
CAUTION:
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Never use the tear-off feature to reverse feed labels;
they may come off their backing and jam the printer.
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Never reverse feed continuous paper when using the
pull tractor; the paper could come off the pull tractor
and jam the printer.
Tear-off mode
When you select tear-off mode with DIP switch 2-3, the printer
automatically advances continuous paper to the tear-off position
when you finish printing.
The printer advances paper to the tear-off position only when the
printer receives a full page of data or a form-feed command and no
more data is received for three seconds.
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Tear Off
Enter tear-off mode by performing the following steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Turn DIP switch 2-3 o n .
3. Turn the printer on.
When tear-off mode is on and you print on continuous paper on the
push tractor, the printer advances the final printed page to the tearoff position. Then you can tear off all printed pages.
If the perforation is not aligned with the tear-off edge, adjust the
tear-off position as described in the section on adjusting the tear-off
position later in this chapter.
When you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds the paper
back to the loading position and begins printing. (You can also
manually feed the paper back to the loading position by pressing
the LOAD/EJECT or TEAR OFF button.)
Using the TEAR OFF button
Whether or not the printer is in tear-off mode, you can use the
TEAR OFF button to advance continuous paper to the tear-off
position by following the steps below.
1.
Make sure printing has finished. Then press the TEAR OFF
button. The printer advances the paper to the tear-off edge and
the TEAR OFF light comes on.
2.
Tear off all printed pages. If the perforation is not aligned with
the tear-off edge, adjust the tear-off position as described in the
next section.
3.
When you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds the
paper back to the loading position and begins printing. (You can
also manually feed the paper back to the loading position by
pressing the LOAD/EJECT or TEAR OFF button.)
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Tear Off
Adjusting the tear-off position
If the perforation is not aligned with the tear-off edge, adjust the
tear-off position by following the steps below:
1.
Make sure the paper is in the tear-off position and the TEAR OFF
light is on.
2.
While holding down the ALT button, press the LOAD/EJECT
button to adjust the tear-off position to a lower position on the
page or press the LF/FF button to adjust the tear-off position to a
higher position on the page. The printer remembers the new
tear-off position.
3.
Tear off any printed pages.
4.
When you begin printing, the printer automatically feeds the
paper back to the loading position and begins printing. (You c a n
also manually feed the paper back to the loading position by
pressing the LOAD/EJECT or TEAR OFF button.)
Note:
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The printer has a minimum and maximum tear-off position. If
you try to advance the loading position beyond these limits,
the printer beeps and the paper stops moving.
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When the paper reaches the factory-set tear-off position, the
printer beeps and paper feeding pauses briefly. Use the factory
setting as a reference point when adjusting the tear-off
position.
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Typestyles
You can produce a wide range of typestyles by combining different
character fonts, widths, and other enhancements. You can select
typestyles using the control panel, DIP switches, software
commands, or your application program.
Character fonts
Your printer has 10 built-in character fonts.
The draft font uses fewer dots per character for fast printing. This
makes it ideal for rough drafts and editing work. (When you select
the draft font, you can also use DIP switches to select an even
faster high-speed draft mode. See DIP-switch functions in this
chapter.)
All other fonts are letter quality (LQ) fonts. Letter quality fonts
produce fully-formed characters for presentation-quality documents.
To select a font, press the FONT button on the printer’s control panel
until the light next to your desired font comes on. The font remains
selected until you select another.
With Epson’s new ESC/P 2 printer control language, the Roman
and Sans Serif fonts are scalable. The minimum size of each font is
8 points and the maximum size is 32 points. You can increase the
size of the font in 2-point increments.
Scalable fonts allow you to print in varying sizes with the
appropriate software. The sample below shows characters of the
following point sizes: 8, 10.5, 16, 22, 24, 28, and 32.
Roman
Sans serif
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Typestyles
The following shows sample characters for each font:
Draft (high-speed draft) *
*
To select high-speed draft, turn DIP-switch 1-6 off.
Draft (normal draft)
Epson Courier
Epson Roman
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Typestyles
Epson Roman Proportional
Epson Sans Serif
Epson Sans Serif Proportional
Epson Prestige
Epson Script
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Typestyles
Epson Script C
Epson Orator
Epson Orator-S
OCR-B
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Typestyles
Character spacing
Character spacings of 10, 12, or 15 cpi (characters per inch) and
proportional are available using software commands or your
application program. See Chapter 7 for the character spacings
available for each font.
In the l0-, l2-, or 15-cpi modes, each character gets an equal
amount of space. In proportional mode, the spacing varies from
character to character. A narrow letter like a lowercase i receives
less space than an uppercase W.
The printout below compares the different types of spacing:
This is 10 c p i
printing.
This is 12 cpi printing.
This is 15 cpi printing.
This is proportional printing.
Condensed printing
Condensed printing reduces the size of characters to approximately
60 percent of their normal width, allowing more characters to fit on
a line. This is useful for spreadsheets and other applications where
you need to print the maximum amount of information on a page.
You can condense 10 cpi, 12 cpi, and proportional spacing using
software commands or your application program. You cannot
condense 15-cpi printing.
The printout below shows condensed l0- and 12-cpi printing.
This is condensed 1O cpi printing,
This is condensed 12 cpi printing.
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Data Dump Mode
Data dump mode is a special feature that allows experienced users
to find the cause of communication problems between the printer
and computer. In data dump mode, the printer produces an exact
printout of the codes it receives.
To use data dump mode, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is off.
2.
Hold down both the LF/FF and LOAD/EJECT buttons while you
turn on the printer.
3. Load the paper.
4. Next, run either an application program or a program you have
written in any programming language. Your printer prints all
the codes it receives, as shown below.
Data Dump Mode
1B
20
6F
72
4
2
6
6
0 1B 5 0 1B 5 5
0 6 9 7 3 2 0 61
6 2 0 61 2 0 6 4
9 6E 74 6 F 7 5
01
6E
61
74
1B 3 3 1C
20 65 78
74 61 2 0
2E 0D 0 A
2 0 2 0 5 4 6 8 6 9 73
6 1 6 D 7 0 6C 6 5 2 0
6 4 7 5 6D 7 0 2 0 70
0A
. @ . P . U . . 3 . T h i s
is an example
of a data dump p
rintotlt...
5. To turn off data dump mode, press the PAUSE button to stop
printing and then turn the printer off.
Look at the data dump shown in step 4. On the left side of the
printout, all the codes are printed in hexadecimal format. On the
right side of the printout, the same codes appear as printable
characters or, if they are nonprintable codes-such as control
codes-they appear as dots.
By looking at either the characters printed in the text field or the
hex codes, you can see exactly what codes are being sent to the
printer.
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Chapter 4
Using Printer Options
Cut-Sheet Feeders .......................................................
Installing a cut-sheet feeder .......................................
Loading paper with the single-bin cut-sheet feeder.. ......
Loading paper or envelopes with the high-capacity
cut-sheet feeder ...................................................
Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder .................
Switching between continuous paper and
the cut-sheet feeder .............................................
4-2
4-2
4-3
4-6
4-9
4-11
Pull Tractor.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Loading paper with the push tractor and the optional
pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Interface Cards ......................................................... 4-14
Installing an interface card ....................................... 4-14
The C823051/C823061 serial interface card ................. 4-16
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4-1
Cut-Sheet Feeders
Two cut-sheet feeders are available for use with your printer:
LQ-570
LQ-1070
Single-bin
C80637*
C80639*
High-capacity
C80638*
C80640*
* Substitute for last digit, which varies by country.
The single-bin cut-sheet feeder holds up to 50 single sheets of paper
and the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder holds up to 150 sheets of
paper or up to 25 envelopes.
By connecting both cut-sheet feeders, you can operate them as a
double-bin cut-sheet feeder (see Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet
feeder). This allows you to load two different types of paper
automatically.
Assemble the cut-sheet feeder by following the instructions in the
manual that comes with it.
Installing a cut-sheet feeder
You follow the same steps to install either the single-bin or highcapacity cut-sheet feeder:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Remove the paper guide and
printer cover.
2. If the standard tractor is installed in the pull-tractor position,
remove it and re-install in the push-tractor position. If the
optional pull tractor is installed, remove it. In either case, make
sure the paper-tension unit is installed.
Note:
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Store the paper guide and optional pull-tractor in a safe place;
you will need them if you remove the cut-sheet feeder.
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If you install the single-bin cut-sheet feeder, you need to reinstall the paper guide after you load the paper.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
3.
Make sure the paper-release lever is in the single-sheet position.
4.
Hold the cut-sheet feeder in both hands and press back on the
latch levers on each side. Fit the notches in the cut-sheet feeder
over the mounting posts on the printer. Release the latch levers
and lower the cut-sheet feeder until it rests on the printer.
You are now ready to load paper with your cut-sheet feeder.
Removing a cut-sheet feeder is the reverse of the steps above.
Loading paper with the single-bin cut-sheet feeder
Load paper using the single-bin cut-sheet feeder as follows:
1. Turn off the printer. Remove the paper guide, if necessary.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
2.
Slide the left paper guide so it is aligned with the triangle mark.
Next, slide the right paper guide to roughly match the width of
your paper. Slide the paper support to midway between the
paper guides.
3.
Pull the paper-set levers all the way forward until the paper
guides retract and lock open to allow for paper loading.
4. Take a stack of paper and fan it. Next, tap the side and bottom
of the paper on a flat surface to even up the stack.
CAUTION: Do not use multi-part forms, carbon paper, or
labels in the cut-sheet feeder.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
5.
Insert up to 50 sheets of paper along the left paper guide.
6. Adjust the position of the right paper guide so that it matches
your paper’s width. Make sure the position of the guide allows
the paper to move up and down freely.
7. Push the paper-set levers back to clamp the paper against the
guide rollers.
8. If necessary, attach the stacker-support wires (that come with
the cut-sheet feeder) to the edge guides of the paper guide.
9.
Replace the paper guide by placing the notches on the paper
guide straight down over the mounting posts on the printer.
Lower the paper guide into position and then slide the edge
guides to the middle.
Note: When the cut-sheet feeder is installed, you can still load
single sheets using the top paper guide or the front paper slot.
The cut-sheet feeder automatically loads paper when you send print
data to the printer (as long as the PAUSE light is not on). You can
also load paper from the cut-sheet feeder by pressing the
LOAD/EJECT button.
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4-5
Cut-Sheet Feeders
Loading paper or envelopes with the high-capacity cut-sheet
feeder
To load paper using the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder follow these
steps:
1.
Pull the lock levers on the left and right paper guides forward.
2.
Slide the left paper guide until the ridge on the paper guide is
aligned with the triangle mark on the front of the cut-sheet
feeder; then lock the paper guide in place by pushing back on
its lock lever. Next, slide the right paper guide to roughly match
the width of your paper. Slide the paper support midway
between
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
3.
Pull the paper-set levers on each side of the cut-sheet feeder all
the way forward until the paper guides retract and lock open to
allow for paper loading.
4. Take a stack of paper and fan it. Next, tap the side and bottom
of the paper on a flat surface to even up the stack.
CAUTION: Do not use multi-part forms, carbon paper, or
labels in the cut-sheet feeder.
5.
Insert up to 150 sheets of paper or up to 30 air-mail or 25 plain
bond envelopes.
6.
Adjust the position of the right paper guide so that it matches
your paper’s width. Make sure that the position of the guide
allows the paper to move freely up and down. Then lock the
right paper guide in place by pushing back on the lock lever.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
7.
Set the envelope levers on each side of the cut-sheet feeder. Pull
the levers forward for single sheets of paper or push them back
for envelopes.
8.
Push the paper-set levers back to clamp the paper or envelopes
against the guide rollers.
Note: Even when the cut-sheet feeder is installed, you can also
insert single sheets using the front paper slot or the slot between
the paper guide and stacker.
The cut-sheet feeder automatically loads paper when you send print
data to the printer (as long as the PAUSE light is not on). You can
also load paper from the cut-sheet feeder by pressing the
LOAD/EJECT button.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder
You can connect the single-bin cut-sheet feeder to the high-capacity
cut-sheet feeder to create a double-bin cut-sheet feeder. Follow these
steps:
1.
Remove the gear cover from the back of the high-capacity cutsheet feeder and store in a safe place.
2.
Hold the single-bin cut-sheet feeder in both hands. Fit the
notches in the single-bin cut-sheet feeder over the mounting
posts on the rear of the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
3. Pull the single-bin cut-sheet feeder toward the high-capacity cutsheet feeder. While pushing firmly on the tab locks, press the
two cut-sheet feeders together until they are securely locked
together.
4. Install the assembled double-bin cut-sheet feeder on the printer.
See the section on installing a cut-sheet feeder in this chapter.
5.
Load paper into each bin. See the sections on loading paper in,
this chapter.
You can now use either cut-sheet feeder to load paper.
The high-capacity cut-sheet feeder becomes bin 1 and the single-bin
cut-sheet feeder becomes bin 2. Select the bin number by pressing
the Bin Select button. The light of the selected bin comes on.
You can also specify the bin number using software commands. You
may be able to specify the bin number using your application
software. See your application software manual for details.
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Cut-Sheet Feeders
Switching between continuous paper and the cur-sheet feeder
You can easily switch between continuous paper and cut-sheet
feeder operation without removing the continuous paper.
Switching to continuous paper
1. If any single sheets are in the paper path, press the LOAD/EJECT
button to eject them.
2. Move the paper-release lever to the push-tractor position.
Note: When you want to print several pages of continuous
paper, fold the first printed page forward at the perforation after
the perforation emerges from below the printer cover. This helps
the printer feed the printed pages properly and prevents paper
jams.
Switching to the cut-sheet feeder
1. If any printed sheets remain in the printer, press the TEAR OFF
button to advance the continuous paper to the tear-off position.
2. Tear off the printed pages.
3. Press the LOAD/EJECT button. The printer feeds the continuous
paper backward to the standby position. The paper is still
attached to the push tractor but is no longer in the paper path.
CAUTION: Never feed labels backward. Labels can easily
come off their backing and jam the printer. Before you
switch to the cut-sheet feeder when you are using labels,
remove the labels from the printer as described on page
2-25.
4. Place the paper-release lever in the single-sheet position.
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Pull Tractor
The optional pull tractors, C80019* (for LQ-570) and C80022* (for
LQ-1070) provide optimum continuous paper handling. (The asterisk
is a substitute for the last digit, which varies according to country.)
The pull tractor is especially useful with continuous multi-part
forms. For best results, use the optional pull tractor along with your
standard tractor installed in the push-tractor position.
Loading paper with the push tractor and the optional pull
tractor
1. Make sure the printer is turned off, the standard tractor is
installed in the push-tractor position, and the paper-release lever
is in the push-tractor position.
2. Remove the printer cover, paper guide, and paper-tension unit
by lifting them up and off the printer.
3. Install the optional pull tractor in the pull-tractor position as
described in Chapter 2.
Note: The optional pull tractor cannot be installed in the pushtractor position.
4. Attach the continuous paper to the push tractor as described in
Chapter 2.
5. Turn on the printer. Press the LOAD/EJECT button to load the
paper, and then use the LF/FF button to feed two sheets of paper
through the printer.
CAUTION: Use the knob on the right side of the printer
only to clear paper jams when the printer is off.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose
the top-of-form position.
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Pull Tractor
6. Move the paper-release lever to the pull-tractor position.
7. Attach the continuous paper to the pull tractor as described in
Chapter 2.
8.
Pull out on the gear at the right side of the pull tractor and turn
it to remove any slack in the paper between the push and pull
tractors.
9.
Place the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting posts on the printer.
10. Slide both edge guides to the middle of the paper guide. Slightly
lift the paper guide and then lower it until it rests on the
printer.
11. Replace the printer cover by inserting the front tabs into the
slots on the printer and then lowering the cover into place.
Note: When you want to print several pages of continuous
paper, fold the first page forward at the perforation after the
perforation emerges from below the printer cover. This helps the
printer feed the printed pages properly and prevents paper jams.
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Interface Cards
You can use optional interface cards to supplement your printer’s
built-in parallel interface.
The Epson interface cards below are compatible with your printer.
(Not all interfaces are available in all countries.)
Name
Model Number
C823051/C823061
Serial interface card
C823071/C823081
32KB serial interface card
C82310*
32KB parallel interface card
* Substitute for last digit, which varies by country.
If you are unsure whether you need an optional interface or would
like to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
Installing an interface card
Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Unplug the printer’s power
cord and disconnect the interface cable.
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Interface Cards
2.
Remove the screws from the interface cover. Remove the
interface cover.
3.
Be sure to set any switches and jumpers on the card. See the
interface cards manual for details.
4.
Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the
interface compartment. Push in firmly to make sure you fully
insert the connector at the rear of the interface card into the
printer’s internal socket.
5.
Re-insert the screws and tighten to complete installation of the
optional interface.
Removal of the interface card is the reverse of the steps above.
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Interface Cards
The C823051/C823061 serial interface card
To use the C823051/C823061 interface card, see the sections below
on selecting a baud rate, handshake timing, and error handling. For
all other data transfer conventions, such as word structure and
communications protocol, see the C823051/C823061 interface card
manual.
Selecting a baud rate
You can select from the following baud rates: 150, 300, 600, 1,200,
2,400, 4,800, 9,600, and 19,200 bps (bits per second). When you set
the baud rate, see the bit-rate selection table in the
C823051/C823061 interface card manual.
Handshake timing
When the vacant area for data in the input buffer drops to
256 bytes, the printer outputs an X-OFF code or sets the DTR flag
to 1 (MARK) to indicate that it cannot receive data.
When the vacant area for data in the buffer increases to 528 bytes,
the printer outputs an X-ON code or sets the DTR flag to 0
(SPACE) to indicate that it is ready to receive data.
Error handling
When the printer detects a parity error, it prints an asterisk (*).
The printer ignores all other errors, including framing and overrun
errors.
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Chapter 5
Maintenance and Transportation
Cleaning the Printer ................................................... 5-2
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge .................................... 5-3
Transporting the Printer ............................................. .5-4
Maintenance and Transportation
5-1
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then remove any paper as
well as the paper guide and tractor unit. Also remove the
optional pull tractor and cut-sheet feeder or feeders, if installed.
2. Use a soft brush to carefully brush away all dust and dirt.
3.
If the outer case or paper guide is dirty or dusty, clean it with a
soft, clean, well-wrung cloth dampened with mild detergent
dissolved in water. Keep the printer cover in place to prevent
water from getting inside the printer.
CAUTION:
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Never use alcohols or thinners to clean the printer;
these chemicals can damage the components as well as
the case.
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Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact
your dealer if lubrication is needed.
WARNING: Be careful not to get water on the printer
mechanism or electronic components.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing the Ribbon
When the printing becomes too faint, you need to replace the
ribbon cartridge. The following Epson ribbon cartridges are
recommended:
Standard fabric
Film
LQ-570
#7753
#7768
LQ-1070
#7754
#7770
To replace the ribbon cartridge, follow the steps in Installing the
ribbon cartridge in Chapter 1.
Note:
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Use the optional film ribbon cartridge when you want
especially high quality printing. For everyday operations, use
the standard ribbon cartridge.
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Do not use ribbon cartridge designed for nine-pin printers.
Maintenance and Transportation 5-3
Transporting the Printer
If you need to transport your printer some distance, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials, as described
below:
1.
Turn off the printer.
2.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
3.
Remove the paper guide.
4.
Remove the optional pull tractor and cut-sheet feeder or feeders,
if installed.
5.
Remove the ribbon cartridge.
6.
Remove the paper-tension unit. Attach the protective locking
clip to the paper-tension unit, and then replace the paper-tension
unit. See page 1-5.
7.
Make sure the standard tractor is installed in the push-tractor
position.
8.
Repack the printer, ribbon cartridge, paper guide, and power
cord in the original packing materials and place them in the
printer’s original box.
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Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
Problems and Solutions ............................................... 6-2
Power Supply ........................................................... 6-3
Printing .................................................................... 6-4
Paper Handling ......................................................... 6-8
Options .................................................................... 6-10
TroubIeshooting 6-1
Problems and Solutions
This chapter describes problems you may encounter while operating
your printer and provides their likely solutions. If you have a
printer problem, find it in the list below and then see the
appropriate page for the solution.
Power supply
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Power is not being supplied.
See page 6-3.
Printing
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The printer does not print.
The print is faint or uneven.
Dots are missing in printed characters or
graphics.
Printed characters are not what you expected.
The print position is not what you expected.
See page 6-4.
See page 6-5.
See page 6-5.
See page 6-5.
See page 6-6.
Paper handling
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Single sheets do not feed properly.
Continuous paper does not feed properly.
See page 6-8.
See page 6-9.
Options
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When using the cut-sheet feeder, the paper does
not feed properly.
When using the optional pull tractor, the paper
does not feed properly.
When using an optional interface, the printer
does not operate properly.
Troubleshooting
See page 6-10.
See page 6-11.
See page 6-11.
Power Supply
Power is not being supplied.
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The OPERATE light does not go on.
Check that the power cord is plugged into the electrical
outlet properly.
If the electrical outlet is controlled by an outside switch or
automatic timer, use a different outlet.
Plug another electrical device into the outlet to determine
whether the outlet is operating properly.
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The OPERATE light comes on briefly and then goes off. The light
stays off even when the power is switched on again.
Check that the printer’s voltage rating matches the voltage of
your electrical outlet. If the voltages do not match, unplug
the printer and contact your dealer immediately. Do not
reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet.
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Printing
The printer does not print.
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The PAUSE light is on.
Press the PAUSE button.
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The PAUSE light is off but nothing is printed.
Check that the software is installed properly for your
printer. Check the software’s printer settings.
Check both ends of the interface cable between the printer
and the computer. Make sure your interface cable meets
both the printer and computer specifications. If you are
using the built-in parallel interface, be sure your cable is a
shielded twisted-pair parallel cable.
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The PAPER OUT light is on.
Load paper in the printer.
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The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing is printed.
The ribbon cartridge may not be installed properly. See the
section on ribbon installation in Chapter 1.
The ribbon may be worn out. Replace the ribbon cartridge
as described in Chapter 5.
The paper thickness setting may be incorrect. See Setting the
paper-thickness lever in Chapter 2.
l
The printer makes a strange noise, the buzzer sounds several
times, and the printer stops abruptly.
Turn off the printer and check for a paper jam, a ribbon
jam, or other problems. If the printer still does not print
correctly, contact your dealer.
l
The PAUSE light is flickering and the printer does not print, or it
stops printing abruptly.
The print head is overheated. Wait a few minutes; the
printer resumes printing automatically when the print head
cools.
6-4
Troubleshooting
Printing
The print is faint or uneven.
l
Printed characters have parts missing at the bottom.
The ribbon cartridge may not be installed properly. See the
section on ribbon installation in Chapter 1.
l
The printout is faint.
The ribbon may be worn out. Replace the ribbon cartridge
as described in Chapter 5.
Check that the paper-thickness lever is set correctly for the
paper you are using. See Setting the paper-thickness lever in
Chapter 2.
Dots are missing in printed characters or graphics.
l
A line of dots is missing in the printout.
The print head is damaged. Stop printing and contact your
dealer to have the print head replaced.
l
Dots are missing in random positions.
Either there is too much slack in the ribbon or the ribbon
has come loose. Reinstall the ribbon cartridge as described in
Chapter 1.
Printed characters are not what you expected.
l
The typestyles or characters that are set by your software
cannot be printed.
Check that the software is correctly configured for your
printer.
l
The font selected on the control panel does not print.
Your software may be overriding your control panel setting.
Check the font setting set in your software.
Troubleshooting 6 - 5
Printing
l
The wrong characters are printed.
The wrong character table or the wrong international
character set is selected. Check the DIP-switch settings. See
page 3-8.
l
The characters printed are smaller than expected.
Press the CONDENSED button to cancel condensed mode. See
page 3-4.
The print position is not what you expected.
l
Printing starts too high or too low on the page.
Adjust the top margin set by your application software or
use micro feed to make minor adjustments to the loading
position. See page 3-14.
l
All the text is printed on the same line.
Set DIP switch 2-4 on so that the printer automatically adds
a line-feed code to each carriage return.
l
The text is printed with extra blank lines between the lines
text.
of
Two line-feed signals are being sent. Set DIP switch 2-4 off.
Line spacing is incorrect. Adjust the line-space setting in
your -application software.
l
Page length does not match the length of the paper.
Change the page-length setting with DIP switches 2-1 and
2-2. See page 3-8.
Check the page length set by your application software and
adjust it if necessary.
6-6
Troubleshooting
Printing
l
Regular gaps occur in the printout.
One-inch skip-over-perforation may be set. Set DIP switch
1-8 off.
l
Skip-over-perforation is set, but the perforation does not fall in
the center of the skip.
Make sure the page-length DIP-switch setting matches the
page length of your paper. See page 3-7.
If your application program is setting the top and bottom
margins, set DIP switch 1-8 off.
l
Vertical printed lines do not align.
Turn DIP switch 1-5 on for unidirectional printing.
l
Printing starts too low on the page, or the bottom part of one
page is printed at the top of the next page.
Be sure to choose the correct printer when you choose a printer
from your application program’s menu. See page 1-14.
Use your application software to specify the type of paper
you are using (single sheet or continuous).
Use your application software to reduce or eliminate the top
margin and to reduce the page length or lines per page
setting.
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When clearing the buffer, you also lose the top-of-form.
Always advance the paper to the top of the next page with
the LF/FF button before clearing the buffer.
Note: You can check the operation of your printer using the self
test. (See Running the self test in Chapter 1.) If the self test
works properly, the printer is operating properly, and the
problem probably lies in the computer, the software, or the
cable. If the self test does not work, contact your dealer.
Troubleshooting 6-7
Paper Handling
The following section guides you through problems in handling
single sheets and continuous paper. If you are having problems
using the optional cut sheet feeder, see the section on options
starting on page 6-10.
Single sheets do not feed properly.
l
When you insert the paper, the platen does not rotate and paper
does not feed.
The paper may be too far to the right. Align the left edge
guide with the arrow on the paper guide.
Check that the paper-release lever is in the single-sheet
position.
l
When you insert the paper, the platen rotates but paper does
not feed.
Reinsert the paper more firmly.
l
Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Turn off the printer and move the paper-release lever to the
pull-tractor position. Pull out the paper and check the
following two items:
Make sure the paper size is within the specified range. See
page 7-4.
Make sure the paper is aligned with the edge guides.
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The paper does not fully eject.
Use the LOAD/EJECT button to eject paper. Do not use the
LF/FF button.
The paper may be too long. Only use paper that is within
the specified range. See page 7-4.
6-8
Troubleshooting
Paper Handling
Continuous paper does not feed properly.
l
When you send data, the platen does not rotate and the push
tractor does not
feed the paper.
The PAUSE light is on. Press the PAUSE button.
l
When you send data or press the LOAD/EJECT button, the platen
rotates, but the push tractor does not feed the paper.
The paper-release lever is in the wrong position. Move the
paper-release lever to the push-tractor position.
The paper has come off the push tractor. Reattach the paper
to the push tractor.
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Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Check that the paper-release lever is in the correct position.
Make sure the paper supply is not obstructed by a cable or
some other object.
Make sure that your paper supply is positioned within
1 meter (3.28 feet) of the printer.
The position of your paper supply may be preventing it
from feeding straight.
Check that the holes on the sides of the paper are aligned
with each other. Also, make sure the sprocket units are
locked and their covers are closed.
Check that the paper-thickness lever is set correctly for the
paper you are using. See page 2-23.
Check that the paper size and thickness is within the
specified range. See page 7-4.
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The paper does not eject properly.
The page is too long. Tear off the paper and remove it from
the printer. Only use paper that is within the specified length
range. See page 7-4.
Troubleshooting 6-9
Options
When using the cut-sheet feeder, the paper does not feed properly.
l
When you send data, the platen does not rotate and paper does
not feed.
The PAUSE light is on. Press the PAUSE button.
l
When a print command is sent from the computer, the platen
rotates but paper does not feed.
The cut-sheet feeder may be incorrectly installed. Remove
the cut-sheet feeder and install it as described in Chapter 4.
Check that the paper-release lever is in the single-sheet
position. See page 2-2.
The paper-set levers may be pulled forward. Push back on
the paper-set levers.
Paper may be jammed near the print head.
There may be only one sheet left in the bin. Add more
paper.
You may have loaded too many sheets in the cut-sheet
feeder’s bin. You can load up to 50 sheets in the single-bin
cut-sheet feeder and up to 150 sheets or up to 30 air-mail or
25 plain bond envelopes in the high-capacity cut-sheet
feeder.
•
Two or more sheets feed at the same time.
You may have loaded too many sheets in the cut-sheet
feeder’s bin. See above.
You may have forgotten to fan the stack of paper before
loading it into the bin. Remove the paper and fan it.
6-10
Troubleshooting
Options
l
Paper feeding is crooked.
The paper may be old or creased. Use only new, clean
sheets of paper.
There may be too much paper in the stacker.
Make sure that your paper is the proper size and quality.
See Chapter 7.
l
One page of printing has spread to two pages.
Check the page-length setting in your software.
When using the optional pull tractor, the paper does not feed
properly. (Check the section on continuous paper troubleshooting in
this chapter.)
l
Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
The pull tractor and push tractor sprocket units may not be
aligned correctly. Make sure the sprocket units on both
tractors are aligned.
There may be slack in the paper. Adjust the position of the
sprocket units to take up any slack across the width of the
paper. Remove slack lengthwise by pulling out and rotating
the gear on the right of the optional pull tractor.
When using an optional interface, the printer does not operate
properly.
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The printer does not print or the printout is not what you
expected.
You may be trying to use an interface card or cable with the
wrong specifications. Check the specifications to make sure
you can use the interface card or cable with this printer.
The computer and printer interface settings may not match.
Make sure the settings on the computer and printer match.
The interface may have been disabled. Make sure that the
switch near the interface connector is turned on.
Troubleshooting
6-11
Options
6-12
Troubleshooting
Chapter 7
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing ................................................................
Paper ...................................................................
Mechanical ...........................................................
Electrical ..............................................................
Environmental .......................................................
7-2
7-2
7-4
7-7
7-8
7-9
Interface Specifications.. ............................................. 7-10
Specifications and pin assignments ............................ 7-10
Interface timing ..................................................... 7-13
Option Specifications .................................................
Cut-sheet feeders ....................................................
7-14
Initialization .............................................................
Default settings .....................................................
7-16
7-14
7-16
Technical Specifications 7-1
Printer Specifications
Printing
Printing method:
X-pin impact dot matrix
Printing speed:
Characters per inch
Characters/second/line
High-speed draft
10
225
Draft
10
210
12
252
10
70
12
84
Quality
Letter Quality
Printing direction:
Bidirectional logic-seeking for text and
graphics. Unidirectional for graphics.
(Unidirectional can be selected by DIP -switch
or software command.)
Line spacing:
l/6 inch, l/8 inch, or programmable in
l/360-inch increments
Paper feed speed:
77.6 milliseconds per l/6-inch line; 2.2 inches
per second with continuous feed
Printable columns:
Character sizes
Maximum printed characters
LQ-570
LQ-1070
80
136
137
164
96
204
12 cpi condensed
160
233
15 cpi
120
272
10 cpi
10 cpi condensed
12 cpi
7-2
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
0 KB or 8 KB (DIP-switch selectable)
Buffer:
Character fonts:
You can also select other font/pitch combinations using ESC/P 2
commands. See the command summary in Chapter 8 for details.
Scalable fonts:
Min pt
Max pt
Increments
Epson Roman
8
32
2 pt
Epson Sans Serif
8
32
2 pt
Font
Character tables:
One italic and five graphics character tables
Character sets:
14 international character sets and one legal
character set
Technical Specifications 7-3
Printer Specifications
Paper
Single sheets:
Width
top
front
Length
Thickness
Weight
148 to 257 mm (5.8 to 10.1 inches) for LQ-570
148 to 420 mm (5.8 to 16.5 inches) for LQ-1070
182 to 257 mm (7.2 to 10.1 inches) for LQ-570
182 to 364 mm (7.2 to 14.3 inches) for LQ-1070
364 mm (14.3 inches) maximum
0.065 to 0.14 mm (0.0025 to 0.0055 inches)
52.3 to 90 g/m (14 to 24 lb)
2
Single-sheet multi-part forms:
Width
182 to 216 mm (7.2 to 8.5 inches) for LQ-570
182 to 364 mm (7.2 to 14.3 inches) for LQ-1070
Length
257 to 297 mm (10.1 to 11.7 inches)
Copies
Four sheets (one original plus up to three copies)
Thickness
0.12 to 0.32 mm (0.0047 to 0.012 inches)
Weight
40 to 58 g/m2 (12 to 15 lb) per sheet
l Load single-sheet multi-part forms only into the front
slot.
l Use only carbonless multi-part forms.
Continuous paper:
Width
101 to 254 mm (4 to 10 inches) for LQ-570
101 to 406 mm (4 to 16 inches) for LQ-1070
Copies
Four sheets (one original plus up to three copies)
Thickness
0.065 to 0.10 mm (0.0025 to 0.0039 inches) for
one sheet
0.065 to 0.32 mm (0.0025 to 0.0012 inches) total
Weight
52.3 to 82 g/m2 (14 to 22 lb) for one sheet
40 to 58 g/m2 (12 to 15 lb) per sheet in multipart forms
l Use only carbonless multi-part forms.
Note: You can use recycled paper with this printer; however, you
may notice increases in ribbon consumption and paper jamming.
If this occurs, use a higher grade of paper.
7-4
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
Labels:
Size
Thickness
63.5 x 23.8 mm (2 ½ x 15/16 inches)
101 x 23.8 mm (4 x 15/16 inches)
101 x 27 mm (4 x 17/16 inches)
0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0031 inches) for
backing sheet
0.16 to 0.19
l
l
mm (0.0063
to 0.0075 inches) total
Use continuous type labels only.
Use labels only under normal temperature and
humidity conditions.
Envelopes:
Size
No.6 -- 166 x 92 mm (6.5 x 3.6 inches)
No. 10 -- 240 x 104 mm (9.5 X 4.1 inches)
0.16 to 0.52 mm (0.0063 to 0.0197 inches)
Thickness
45 to 91 g / m2 (12 to 15 lb)
Weight
l Use envelopes only under normal temperature and
humidity conditions.
l Insert envelopes into the top slot only.
Printable area:
Single sheets
A The minimum top margin is 8.5 mm (0.33 inches).
B The minimum left and right margins are 3 mm (0.12 inches).
However, the maximum printable width is 203 mm (8 inches) for
LQ-570 or 345 mm (13.8 inches) for LQ-1070.
C The minimum bottom margin is 13.5 mm (0.53 inches).
Technical Specifications 7-5
Printer Specifications
Continuous paper
A The minimum top and bottom margins (above and below the
perforation) are 9 mm (0.35 inches).
B The minimum left and right margins are 13 mm (0.51 inches).
However, the maximum printable width is 203 mm (8 inches) for
LQ-570 or 345 mm (13.6 inches) for LQ-1070.
Envelopes
A The minimum top margin is 8.5 mm (0.33 inches).
B The minimum left and right margins are 3 mm (0.12 inches).
C The minimum bottom margin is 13.5 mm (0.53 inches).
7-6
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
Mechanical
Paper-feed methods: Friction
Push tractor
Pull tractor
Single-bin cut-sheet feeder (optional)
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder (optional)
Double-bin cut-sheet feeder (by combining
both optional cut-sheet feeders)
Ribbon:
Black ribbon cartridge #7753 (LQ-570) or
#7754 (LQ-1070) :
Life expectancy:
In LQ, at 48 dots/character: 2 million
characters
In draft, at 28 dots/character: 3.42 million
characters
Film ribbon cartridge #7768 (LQ-570) or
#7770 (LQ-1070) (optional) :
Life expectancy (in LQ, at 48 dots/
character): 0.2 million characters (#7768),
0.3 million characters (#7770)
MCBF:
For all components (excluding print head):
3 million lines
MTBF:
LQ-570: 4000 power-on hours (25% duty)
LQ-1070: 6000 power-on hours (25% duty)
Print head life:
200 million strokes per wire (with fabric ribbon)
100 million strokes per wire (with film ribbon)
Dimensions and weight:
LQ-570
LQ-1070
Height
151 mm (5.9 inches)
151 mm (5.9 inches)
Width
434 mm (17.1 inches)
609 mm (24.0 inches)
Depth
368 mm (14.5 inches)
368 mm (14.5 inches)
Weight
6.1 kg (13.4 lb)
8.4 kg (18.5 lb)
Technical Specifications 7-7
Printer Specifications
Electrical
120 V model:
Rated voltage:
Input voltage range:
Rated frequency:
Input frequency range:
Rated current:
Power consumption:
AC 120 V
AC 103.5 to 132 V
50 to 60 H z
49.5 to 60.5 H z
2.0 A
(during self-test printing in draft mode
at 10 cpi)
LQ-570: approx. 33 W
LQ-1070: approx. 36 W
Dielectric strength (Between AC line and chassis):
AC 1.2 kV, 1 second
220/240 V model:
Rated voltage:
Input voltage range:
Rated frequency:
Input frequency range:
Rated current:
Power consumption:
AC 220 to 240 V
AC 198 to 264 V
50 to 60 Hz
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
1.0 A
(during self-test printing in draft mode
at 10 cpi)
LQ-570: approx. 33W
LQ-1070: approx. 36 W
Dielectric strength (Between AC line and chassis):
AC 1.5 kV, 1 second
Note: Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage
of your printer.
7-8
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
Environmental
Temperature:
Operation:
Storage:
Humidity (without condensation):
Operation:
Storage:
5° to 35°C (41” to 95°F)
-30° to 60°C (-22° to 140°F)
10% to 80% RH
5% to 85% RH
Technical Specifications 7-9
Interface Specifications
Your printer is equipped with a parallel interface.
Specifications and pin assignments
The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics:
Data format:
8-bit parallel
Synchronization:
STROBE pulse
Handshake timing:
BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level:
TTL compatible
Connector:
36-pin 57-30360 Amphenol connector or
equivalent
The table below provides the connector pin assignments and
describes their respective interface signals.
Signal Return
Pin
Pin
Signal Direction
Description
1
19
STROBE
IN
STROBE pulse to read data. Pulse width
must be more than 0.5 microseconds at
the receiving terminal.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
DATA 8
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
These signals represent information of the
1st to 8th bits of parallel data respectively.
Each signal is at HIGH level when data is
logical 1 and LOW when it
is logical 0.
10
28
ACKNLG
OUT
7-10
Technical Specifications
About an 11 -microsecond pulse.
LOW indicates that data has been
received and that the printer is ready to
accept more data.
Interface Specifications
Signal Return
Pin
Pin
Signal
Description
Direction
11
29
BUSY
OUT
A HIGH signal indicates that the printer
cannot receive data. The signal goes
HIGH in the following cases:
1) During data entry (ea. char. time)
2) During printing
3) When the PAUSE button is pressed
4) During an error state.
12
30
PE
OUT
A HIGH signal indicates that the printer
is out of paper.
13
-
SLCT
OUT
Pulled up to 5 V through 3.3 Kohm
resistance.
14
-
AUTO
FEED
XT
IN
When this signal is LOW, the paper is
automatically fed one line after printing.
(The signal level can be fixed to this by
setting DIP switch 2-4 to on.)
15
-
NC
-
Not used.
16
-
GND
-
Logic ground level.
17
-
CHASSIS
GND
-
Printer’s chassis ground, which is
isolated from the logic ground.
18
-
NC
-
Not used.
Twisted-pair return signal ground level.
19-30
-
GND
-
31
16
INIT
IN
32
-
ERROR
OUT
When this level becomes LOW, the
printer controller is reset to its power-up
state and the print buffer is cleared. This
level is normally HIGH; its pulse width
must be more than 50 microseconds at
the receiving terminal.
This level becomes LOW when the
printer is:
1) in a paper-out state
2) when the PAUSE button is pressed
3) in an error state.
Technical Specifications
7-11
Interface Specifications
Signal Return
Pin
Pin
33
34
-
35
-
36
-
Description
Signal Direction
GND
-
Same as for pins 19-30.
NC
-
Not used.
-
OUT
Pulled up to 5 V through 3.3 Kohm
resistance.
IN
The DC1/DCB code is valid only when
this signal is HIGH. This signal is always
LOW.
SLCT IN
Note:
The column heading “Direction” refers to the direction of
signal flow as viewed from the printer.
“Return” denotes the twisted-pair return, to be connected at
signal ground level. For the interface wiring, be sure to use a
twisted-pair cable for each signal and to complete the
connection on the return side.
All interface conditions are based on the TTL level. Both the
rise and fall times of each signal must be less than 0.2
microseconds.
Data transfer must be carried out by observing the ACKNLG
or BUSY signal. (Data transfer to this printer can be carried
out only after receipt of the ACKNLG signal or when the
BUSY signal is LOW.)
7-12
Technical Specifications
Interface Specifications
Interface timing
The figure below shows the timing for the parallel interface.
Technical Specifications
7-13
Option Specifications
Cut-sheet feeders
* The asterisk is a substitute for the last digit, which varies
according to country.
Dimensions and weight
Dimensions when mounted on the printer; includes printer
dimensions
Bin capacity
Single sheets: C80637* and C80639*
Up to 50 sheets of 82-g/m2 (22-1b) paper
C80638* and C80640*
Up to 150 sheets of 82-g/m2 (22-1b) paper
Envelopes:
C80638* and C80640*
Up to 25 (plain bond)
Up to 30 (air mail)
MCBF:
7-14
100,000 cycles
Technical Specifications
Option Specifications
Paper:
C80637*
C80638*
Width
C80639*
C80640*
Length
Thickness
Weight
Single sheets
182 to 216 mm
(7.17 to 8.50 inches)
182 to 216 mm
(7.17 to 8.50 inches)
182 to 420 mm
(7.17 to 16.54 inches)
182 to 420 mm
(7.17 to 16.54 inches)
210 to 364 mm
(8.27 to 14.33 inches)
0.07 to 0.12 mm
(0.0028 to 0.0047 inches)
(0.0028 to 0.0047
(18 to 24 lbs)
Envelopes (C80638* Only)
NIA
165 to 241 mm
(6.50 to 9.49 inches)
N/A
165 to 241 mm
(6.50 to 9.49 inches)
92 to 104 mm
13.62 to 4.09 inches)
0.25 to 0.50 mm
(0.0098 to 0.0197 inches)
45 to 91 q/m2
(12 to 24 lbs)
I
Paper storage conditions
Temperature: 18° to 22°C (64° to 72°F)
40% to 60%
Humidity:
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity (without
condensation):
Operation:
Storage:
5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
- 30° to 60°C (-22° to 140°F)
Operation:
Storage:
15% to 80% R H
5% to 90% RH
Note:
l
90-g/m 2 (24-1b) paper printing is available only under normal
environmental conditions.
l
Envelope printing is available only with the C80638* and
C80640* cut-sheet feeders, under normal environmental
conditions.
Technical Specifications
7-15
Initialization
The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions)
in three ways:
Hardware initialization
•
The power is turned on.
The printer receives an INIT signal from the
parallel interface (pin 31 goes LOW).
Software initialization
l
Software sends the ESC @ command.
Control panel initialization
l
l
You press the PAUSE and ALT buttons at the
same time (buffer clear).
Default settings
The table below shows the default conditions that take effect when
the printer is initialized.
Default condition
Item
Top of form position
Current paper position
Page length
The current DIP-switch setting
Left and right margins
Cancelled
Line spacing
1/6 inch
Character pitch
10 cpi or condensed (depending on control panel
selection)
Vertical tab position
Cleared
Horizontal tab positions
Every eight characters
Font selection
Last font selected on control panel
Special printing effects
Cancelled (except condensed printing)
User-defined character set
Hardware: cleared
Software/control panel: deselected only
In addition, hardware and control panel initialization erase any text
in the data buffer of all text.
7-16
Technical Specifications
I
Chapter 8
Command Summary
Using the Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Commands Arranged by Topic .....................................
General operation ..................................................
Paper feeding .........................................................
Page format ..........................................................
Print position motion ..............................................
Font selection .........................................................
Font enhancement ...................................................
Spacing ................................................................
Character handling .................................................
Bit image ..............................................................
Graphics ...............................................................
8-3
8-3
8-3
8-4
8-5
8-6
8-7
8-9
8-9
8-11
8-12
Command Summary 8-1
Using the Command Summary
This printer uses the Epson ESC/P 2 printer control language. You
can use these commands to produce high quality, laser-like
printouts. ESC/P 2 commands provide scalable fonts (Epson Roman
and Epson Sans Serif) and enhanced graphics.
The following section lists and describes all the commands by topic.
If a command has no parameters, it is merely listed. If it has
parameters, they are explained. The parameters are indicated by
lowercase italicized letters, usually n. The examples below show
how the parameters are indicated.
ESC @ is a command with no parameters.
ESC U 1/0 is a command that uses 1 to turn the feature on and 0
to turn it off.
ESC $ nl n2 is a command with two parameters.
ESC D nn is a command with a variable number of parameters.
8-2
Command Summary
Commands Arranged by Topic
General operation
Dec. Hex. Description
ASCII
ESC @
64
40 Initialize Printer
ESC U l/0
85
55 Turn Unidirectional Mode On/Off
ESC EM n
25
19 Control Paper Loading/Ejecting
n = “1” Select bin 1 of CSF
n = “2” Select bin 2 of CSF
n = “R” Eject a sheet
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For the ESC EM command the variables are the characters
“1” (49 decimal or 31 hex) and “2” (50 decimal or 32 hex).
Do not use 1 decimal, 01 hex, 2 decimal, or 02 hex.
Paper feeding
ASCII
Dec. Hex. Description
CR
13
0D Carriage Return
FF
12
0C Form Feed
LF
10
0A Line Feed
ESC 0
48
30
Select l/8-inch Line Spacing
ESC 2
50
32
Select l/6-inch Line Spacing
ESC 3 n
51
33
Set n/180-inch Line Spacing
ESC + n
43
2B Set n/360-inch Line Spacing
Command Summary 8-3
Commands Arranged by Topic
Page format
ASCII
Dec.
Hex.
Description
ESC ( c n n
40 99
28 63
Set Page Format
ESC ( c 4 0 ml m2 nl n2
m = ml + m2 x 2 5 6
m: Top margin in defined units
n = n1 + n2 X 2 5 6
n: Bottom margin in defined units
ESC ( C n n 40 67
28 43
Set Page Length in Defined Units
ESC ( C 2 0 nl n2
n = nl + n2 X 2 5 6
n: Number of defined units
ESC C n
67
3
Set Page Length in Lines
n = number of lines (1-127)
ESC C 0 n
67
43
Set Page Length in Inches
n = number of inches (1-22)
ESC N n
78
4E
Set Bottom Margin for Continuous
Paper
n = number of lines (1-127)
ESC 0
79
4F
Cancel Top/Bottom Margin for
Continuous Paper
ESC 1 n
108
6C
Set Left Margin
n = left margin column
81
51
Set Right Margin
n = right margin column
ESC Q n
8-4
Command Summary
Commands Arranged by Topic
Print position motion
Dec.
ASCII
ESC $ nl n2
l
ESC
24
36
Description
Set Absolute Horizontal Print Position
n = nl + n2 x 2 5 6
n: Specifies print position from left
margin in defined units
The default unit is l/60 inch.
ESC \ nl n2
l
Hex.
5C
92
Set Relative Horizontal Print Position
n = nl + n2 x 2 5 6
n: Moves current print position in
defined units
The default unit is l/l20 inch in draft mode and l/180 inch
in LQ mode.
(V
nn
40
86
28
56
ESC ( v nn 40 118 28 76
Set Absolute Vertical Print Position
ESC ( V 2 0 nl n2
n = nl + n2 x 256
n: Specifies print position from top
margin in defined units
Set Relative Vertical Print Position
ESC ( v 2 0 nl n2
n = nl + n2 x 2 5 6
n: Moves
current print position in
defined units
ESC D nn
HT
68
44
9
09
Set Horizontal Tabs
Up to 32 tabs (1-255) entered in
ascending order
Terminated by 0
Tab Horizontally
Command Summary 8-5
Commands Arranged by Topic
ASCII
Dec.
ESC B n n
66
Hex.
Description
42 Set Vertical Tabs
Up to 16 tabs (1-255); last n should be
0
VT
11
OB Tab Vertically
ESC J n
74
4A Perform n/180-inch Line Feed
Font selection
Dec.
ASCII
ESC k n
107
Hex.
Description
6B Select Typeface
n = 0: Roman
1:
2:
3:
4:
ESC X n n
l
8-6
88
58
OCR-B
Sans Serif 7: Orator
Courier 8: Orator-S
Prestige 9: Script C
Script
5:
Select Font by Pitch and Point
ESC X m nl n 2
m: Set pitch to 360/m cpi
m = 0 : No change in pitch
m = 1 : Select proportional
m = 0, 1, 18, 21, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48,
60, or 72
n: Set point size in 0.5 points
Total points = (nl + n2 x 256) x 0 . 5
n = 0 : No change in point
n = 0, 16, 20, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40,
42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, or 64 (for
Roman and Sans Serif)
n = 0, 21, 42 (for other typefaces)
Cancel ESC X with ESC I’, M, g, p, !, or @
Command Summary
Commands Arranged by Topic
ASCII
Dec.
Hex.
Description
ESC P
80
50
Select 10.5 point, 10 cpi
ESC M
77
4D
Select 10.5 point, 12 cpi
ESC g
103
67
Select 10.5 point, 15 cpi
ESC p l/0
112
70
Turn Proportional Mode On/Off
ESC x n
120
78
Select Letter Quality or Draft
n = 0: D r a f t
1: Letter Quality
ESC 4
52
34
Select Italic Font
ESC 5
53
35
Cancel Italic Font
ESC E
69
45
Select Bold Font
ESC F
70
46
Cancel Bold Font
ESC ! n
33
21
Master Select
To find the value of n add together
the numbers of the typestyles you
want to combine from the list below:
n =
0: 10 cpi
1: 12 cpi
2: proportional
4: condensed
8: bold
16: double-strike
32: double-width
64: italic
128: underline
Command Summary 8-7
Commands Arranged by Topic
Font enhancement
ASCII
Dec.
Hex.
Description
OF
12
OE
Select Condensed Printing
SO
15
18
14
ESC W l/O
87
57
Turn Double-Width Printing On/Off
DC4
ESC w l/O
ESC G
20
14
Cancel Double-Width Printing (one line)
119
77
Turn Double-Height Printing On/Off
71
47
Select Double-Strike Printing
ESC H
72
48
Cancel Double-Strike Printing
ESC S 0
83
53
Select Superscript Printing
ESC S
83
53
Select Subscript Printing
84
54
Cancel Superscript/Subscript Printing
SI
DC2
1
ESC T
ESC ( -
nn
ESC - l/0
ESC q n
8-8
40 45 28 2D
45
2D
113
71
Command Summary
Cancel Condensed Printing
Select Double-Width Printing (one line)
Select Line/ Score
ESC ( - 3 0 1 nl n2
nl = 1: Underline
n1 = 2: Strikethrough
nl = 3: O v e r s c o r e
n2 = 0: Cancel score line selected by n l
n2 = 1: Single continuous line
n2 = 2: Double continuous line
n2 = 5: Single broken line
n2 = 6: Double broken line
Turn Underline On/Off
Select Character Style
n = 0: Normal style
1: Outline
2: Shadow
3: Outline with shadow
Commands Arranged by Topic
Spacing
ASCII
Dec.
ESC SP n
Hex.
32
20
ESC ( U nn 40 85
28 55
ESC c nl n2
99
63
Description
Set Intercharacter Space
n = number of units of space added
to the space between characters (1-127)
Units are l/120 inch (draft) and l/180
inch (LQ and proportional)
Define Unit
ESC ( U 10 n
Define positioning unit as n/3600 inch
n = 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60
n = 10; default
Set Horizontal Motion Index (HMI)
Change Pitch in n/360-inch units
Total units = nl + n 2 x 2 5 6
Character handling
ASCII
Dec.
ESC ( t n n 4 0 116
Hex.
Description
28 74
Assign Character Table
ESC ( t 3 0 dl d2 d3
Assign Character Table set by d2 a n d
d3 to d l
dI = 0, 1, 2, 3, “0”, “1”, “2”, or “3”
d2 d3 Character Table
0 0 Italic
1 0 PC 437 (USA)
3 0 PC 850 (Multilingual)
7 0 PC 860 (Portugal)
8 0 PC 863 (Canada-French)
9 0 P C 865 (Norway)
Command Summary 8-9
Commands Arranged by Topic
ASCII
Dec.
Hex.
Description
74 Select Character Table
Select character table n assigned by
ESC ( t
n = 0, 1, 2, 3, "l", "2", or "3".
n = 2: Remaps downloaded characters
from O-127 to 128-255
ESC t n
116
ESC R n
82
52
ESC & n n
38
26 Define User-Defined Character
ESC & 0 nl n2 d0 dl d2 d a t a
n l = first character number
n 2 = last character number
do = left space of character
dl = body width of character
d 2 = right space of character
data: 3 bytes required for each
column; super/subscripts require
only 2 bytes per column
ESC : 0 n 0
58
3A Copy ROM to RAM
n = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 9
n: Typeface
ESC % n
37
Select an International Character Set
8: Japan
n = 0: U S A
9: Norway
1: France
2: Germany
10: Denmark II
11: Spain II
3: UK
4: Denmark 12: Latin America
13: Korea
5: Sweden
64: Legal
6: Italy
7: Spain
25 Select User-Defined Set
n = 0: Normal set
1: User-defined set
ESC 6
8-10
54
36
Command Summary
Enable Printing of Upper Control Codes
With Extended Graphics this command
enables the printing of codes 128-159
Commands Arranged by Topic
ASCII
ESC 7
ESC ( ^ n n
Dec.
55
40 94
Hex.
Description
37 Enable Upper Control Codes
Cancels ESC 6
28 5E Print Data as Characters
ESC (^ nl n2 data
n = nl + n2 x 2 5 6
n: amount of data
data: n byte data for printing as
character
Bit image
ASCII
ESC * nn
Dec.
42
Hex.
Description
2A Select Bit Image
ESC * m nl n2 d a t a
n = n1 + n2 x 2 5 6
n: Total columns
Total data = (n1 + n2 x 256)
Command Summary
x t
8-11
Commands Arranged by Topic
Graphics
ASCII
Dec.
ESC ( G nn 40 7 1
l
8-12
Description
28 47 Select Graphics Mode
ESC ( G 10 n
n = 1, or 49
Cancel Graphics mode with ESC @
ESC . nn
l
Hex.
46
2E Print Raster Graphics
ESC . c h m n1 n2 d a t a
c = 0: Full graphics mode
1: Compressed mode
= 10, 20: Dot density for vertical in
3600/ DPI
h = 10, 20: Dot density for horizontal
in 3600/h D P I
m: Number of vertical dots
Total dots = n 1 + n 2 X 2 5 6
The following combination is not allowed:
Command Summary
=100 and h = 20
Appendix
Character Tables ....................................................... A-2
Italic Character Table ............................................. A-2
Graphics Character Tables ....................................... A-3
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Appendix A-1
Character Tables
These character tables are selected by setting DIP switches 1-1, 1-2,
1-3, and 1-4, or by using the ESC t software command. For the
graphics character tables, the ESC 6 and ESC 7 software commands
let you select whether hex codes 80 to 9F are characters (ESC 6) or
control codes (ESC 7).
Italic Character Table
CODE
0
0
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
A-2
Appendix
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
Character Tables
Graphics Character Tables
PC 437 (United States) character table
CODE
0
1
2
3.
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
PC 850 (Multilingual) character table
CODE
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
Appendix A-3
Character Tables
PC 860 (Portugal) character table
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
PC 863 (Canada-French) character table
CODE
0
1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
A-4
Appendix
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Character Tables
PC 865 (Norway) character table
CODE
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
Character available with ESC ( ^
To print the characters in the table on
the left, you must first send the ESC (^
command. This command is available
only on printers featuring Epson
ESC/P 2.
Appendix A-5
International Character Sets
Country
ASCII code (hex)
DIP switch
23 24 40 58 5C 5D 5 E 60 7 B 7C 7D 7E 1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4
0 U.S.A.
On On On Off
1 France
On On Off Off
2 Germany
On Off On Off
3 United Kingdom
On off off off
4 Denmark I
Off On On Off
5 Sweden
Off On Off Off
6 Italy
Off Off On Off
7 Spain I
Off off off off
The following seven additional sets are available only by using the
ESC R software command.
Country
ASCII code (hex)
23 24 40 5B 5C 5D 5E 60 7B 7C 7D 7E
8 Japan
9 Norway
10 Denmark II
11 Spain II
12 Latin America
13 Korea
64 Legal
A-6
Appendix
Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
application program
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such
as word processing or financial planning.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A
standardized coding system for assigning numerical codes to letters
and symbols.
bidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head goes from left to right only on
every other line. On the other lines, it goes from right to left. This
increases the speed of printing because the head prints in both
directions.
bit
A binary digit (0 or l), which is the smallest unit of information
used by a printer or computer.
buffer
The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before
printing it.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits.
character set
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols.
Glossary
GL-1
characters per inch (cpi)
A measure of the size of text characters. Ten cpi is the printer’s
default setting.
condensed printing
Printing in which each character is approximately 60% of the width
of standard characters. Useful for fitting wide tables or spreadsheets
onto paper.
continuous paper
Paper that has sprocket-feed holes on each side, is perforated
between pages, and is supplied in a folded stack. Also called fanfold
paper.
control code
Special codes used to control printer functions such as performing a
carriage return or line feed.
cpi
See characters per inch.
cut-sheet feeder (CSF)
An optional, detachable device that automatically feeds single sheets
of paper into the printer.
data dump
A troubleshooting feature that helps advanced users find the cause
of communication problems between the printer and the computer.
When the printer is in data dump mode, it prints each code it
receives in hexadecimal notation and ASCII characters. Also called
hex dump.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned
on, reset, or initialized.
GL-2
Glossary
DIP switches
Small switches in a printer that control various printer functions
and set the default status of the printer when it is turned on or
initialized. DIP stands for dual in-line package.
dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a
pattern (matrix) of individual dots.
double-height printing
Printing in which each character is twice as tall as normal.
double-width printing
Printing in which each character is twice as wide as normal.
draft
One of three print qualities available on your printer. Draft uses a
minimum number of dots per character for high-speed printing. See
also high-speed draft and Letter Quality.
ESC/P 2
The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language.
Commands in this language give laser-like features, such as scalable
fonts and enhanced graphics printing.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of
commands gives you software control of your printer from your
computer. It is standard for all Epson printers and supported by
most application software for personal computers.
font
A font is a style of type designated by a family name.
Glossary
CL-3
form feed
A control code and control panel button that advance the paper to
the next top-of-form position.
high-speed draft
One of three print qualities available on your printer. High-speed
draft uses a minimum number of dots per character to produce
extremely high-speed printing. See also draft and Letter Quality.
initialize
To establish the initial default status of the printer by turning on
the printer or sending an INIT signal.
interface
The connection between the computer and the printer. A parallel
interface transmits data one character or code at a time, and a serial
interface transmits data one bit at a time.
italics
A typestyle in which the characters slant. This sentence is italicized.
Also, a character table that contains italicized characters and
symbols.
Letter Quality (LQ)
One of three print qualities available on your printer. Letter quality
provides better readability and appearance at a reduced print speed.
See also draft and high-speed draft.
line feed
A control code and control panel button that advance the paper one
line space.
loading position
The position to which the paper is automatically loaded. It can be
adjusted with the micro-feed feature,
GL-4
Glossary
micro feed
A feature that you use to adjust the paper loading and tear-off
positions, and a control panel button you use to feed paper, either
forward or backward, in l/180-inch increments.
parallel interface
See interface.
platen
The black roller that provides a backing for the paper during
printing.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than
the physical size of the page due to margins.
proportional printing
Printing in which the width of the character varies from character
to character. For example, a capital W receives much more space
than a lowercase i. The result looks more like a typeset book than a
typewritten draft.
RAM
Random access memory. The portion of the printer’s memory used
as a buffer and for storing user-defined characters. All
data stored in RAM is lost when the printer is turned off.
reset
To return a printer to its default status by sending a command or
an INIT signal or by turning the printer off and then back on.
self test
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you run
the self test, the printer prints its current DIP-switch settings and
the characters stored in its ROM.
standby position
The position in which the paper is attached to the push tractor but
not in the paper path.
Glossary
GL-5
subscript
Printing in which each character is printed at about two-thirds the
normal height in the lower part of the character space.
superscript
Printing in which each character is printed at about two-thirds the
normal height in the upper part of the character space.
tear off
A control panel button that automatically feeds the perforation of
continuous paper to the tear-off position and then feeds the paper
back to the loading position.
tear-off position
The position the printer feeds the paper to when you press the TEAR
OFF button or when auto tear-off mode is on. Using the micro-feed
feature, you can adjust the position so that the paper’s perforation
meets the printer’s tear-off edge.
top of form
The position on the paper that the printer recognizes as the first
printable line. The printer feeds the paper to this position when it
loads the paper.
unidirectional printing
Printing in one direction only. Unidirectional printing is useful for
printing graphics because it allows more precise vertical alignment
than bidirectional printing.
user-defined characters
Characters that are defined and stored in the printer by the user.
Also known as downloaded characters.
GL-6
Glossary
Index
Command descriptions are not indexed here. For information on a
specific command, see Chapter 8.
A
Adjusting the loading position,
3-14
Application software, 1-14
Auto line feed, 3-7, 3-12
B
Baud rate, 4-16
Bidirectional printing, 3-7, 3-10
Buffer, 3-7, 3-10, 7-3
Buffer clear, 3-4, 6-7
Buttons, 3-3
C
Cable
parallel interface, 1-13
Character
fonts, 3-4, 3-19, 7-3
pitch, 3-23, 7-3
tables, 3-7-9, A-2-5
Cleaning the printer, 5-2
Connecting the printer, 1-13
Continuous paper
loading, 2-12-19
top of form, 2-19, 3-14
Control panel, 3-2
Copy capacity, 2-24
Cut-sheet feeder, 2, 3-2-3,
4-2-11
double-bin, 2, 4-2, 4-9-10
high-capacity, 2, 4-2-3,
4-6-8
single-bin, 2, 4-2-5
D
Data dump, 3-24
Default settings, 7-16
DIP switches,
functions, 3-9-12
setting, 3-6
tables, 3-7-8
Draft, 3-7, 3-10, 3-20
high-speed, 3-7, 3-10, 3-20
E
Edge guides, 4, 1-11, 2-5, 2-14,
4-5
front, 2-7, 2-17
EJECT button, 3-3
Envelopes, 2-24, 2-26, 4-8, 7-4,
7-6
cut-sheet feeder, 4-6, 4-8
loading, 2-26
Index
IN-1
F
L
FF button, 3-3
Fonts, 3-4, 3-19, 7-3
button, 3-4
draft, 3-7, 3-10, 3-20
Epson Courier, 3-20
Epson Orator, 3-22
Epson Orator-S, 3-22
Epson Prestige, 3-21
Epson Roman, 3-20-21
Epson Sans Serif, 3-21
Epson Script, 3-21
Epson Script-C, 3-22
high-speed draft, 3-7, 3-10,
3-20
OCR-B, 3-22
Form length
continuous paper, 3-7-8
Labels, 2-25, 7-6
Letter Quality, 3-19
LF button, 3-3
LOAD button, 3-3
Loading paper, 2-4, 2-12, 2-15
continuous paper, 2-12, 2-15
cut-sheet feeder, 4-3, 4-6
envelopes, 2-26, 4-6
labels, 2-25
single sheets, 2-4
Loading position, 3-14
Micro-feed feature, 3-13
Multi-part forms, 2-24
MULTI-PART light, 3-2
G
o
Graphics character table, A-2
H
High-speed draft, 3-7, 3-10, 3-20
M
OCR-B font, 3-22
OPERATE light, 3-2
Options, 2, 4-1, 6-10, 7-14
cut-sheet feeder, 2, 4-2, 7-14
interface card, 2, 4-14
pull tractor, 2, 4-12
I
Initialization, 7-16
Input buffer, 3-7, 3-10, 7-3
Interface
optional, 2, 4-14
specifications, 7-10
International character sets, A-6
Italic character table, A-2
IN-2
Index
P
Paper guide, 4, 1-9
PAPER OUT light, 3-2
Paper-release lever, 2-2, 2-9,
4-12
Paper-thickness lever, 2-23
Parallel interface, 4-14, 7-10
PAUSE button, 3-3
Plugging in the printer, 1-10
Printable area, 7-5
Print direction, 3-7, 3-10
Problems, see Troubleshooting
Protective materials
replacing, 5-4
removing, 1-5
Pull tractor, 2-3, 2-11, 2-15,
4-12
Push tractor, 2-3, 2-10, 2-12
R
Ribbon cartridge
fabric, 1-2, 5-3, 7-7
film, 2, 5-3, 7-7
installing, 1-6
specifications, 7-7
S
Tractor, 2-9
installing, 2-9-11
position, 2-9
Transporting the printer, 5-4
Troubleshooting, 6-1-12
Typestyles, 3-19
U
Unidirectional printing, 3-7,
3-10
Unpacking the printer, 1-2
V
Voltage, 1-10
power supply, 1-10
w
Weight, 7-6-7, 7-14
Safety instructions, v
Scalable fonts, 3-19
Self test, 1-10
Single sheets, 2-4-8
Skip-over-perforation, 3-7, 3-11
Special paper, 2-23
Specifications, 7-1
T
TEAR OFF button, 3-4
light, 3-3
Tear off, 3-7, 3-11, 3-16
mode, 3-7, 3-11, 3-16
position, 3-18
Index
IN-3
EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
20770 Madrona Avenue
Torrance CA 90503, U.S.A.
Phone: (2 13) 782-0770
Fax: (2 13) 782-5248
Zulpicher Straße 6, 4000 Düsseldorf 11
F.R. Germany
Phone: (02 11) 58030
Telex: 8504786
EPSON UK LTD.
EPSON FRANCE S. A.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
HP2 7EZ. U.K.
Phone: 442-61144
Telex: 5182487
88 bis, rue Marjolin 92300,
Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (1) 4087-3737
Telex: 810857
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
Unit 3, 17 Rodborough Road,
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086, Australia
Phone: (2) 452-0666
Fax: (2) 975-1409
No. 1 Raffles Place # 2 6 - 0 0
OUB Centre, Singapore 0104
Phone: 5330477
Fax: 5338119
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON ELECTRONICS TRADING LTD.
(TAIWAN BRANCH)
25/F, Harbour Centre.
25 Harbour Road, Wanchai,
Hong Kong
Phone: 8314800
Telex: 85542
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: (02) 717-7380
Fax: (02) 712-9184
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA, S.A.
V. le F. Ili Casiraghi, 427 20099
SESTO S, GIOVANNI MI. Italy
Phone: 2-282331
Fax: 2-2440750
Av. de Roma, 18-26
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 582.15.00
Fax: 582.15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
(Hirooke Office)
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
399-07 Japan
Phone: (0283) 52-2552
1991 May