Epson ActionLaser II User`s manual

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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 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 into this product through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never
spill liquid of any 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.
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.
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Safety Information
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health
and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce
hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely confined
within protective housings and external covers, the laser beam
cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser
products on August 2,1976. These regulations apply to laser
products manufactured from August 1,1976. Compliance is
mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label
shown below indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and
must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
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Operator Safety
This Laser Page Printer is considered a CDRH Class I laser device,
safe for personal use.
The printer contains a 5 milliwatt, 760-810 nanometer wavelength,
GaAlAs laser diode.
Direct (or indirect reflected) eye contact with the laser beam may
cause serious eye damage; however, safety precautions and interlock
mechanisms have been designed to prevent any possible laser beam
exposure to the operator.
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustment or performance
of procedures other than those specified herein may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
Ozone Emission
During printer operation, a small amount of ozone is released. This
amount is nct large enough to affect human beings adversely.
However, it is best to make sure the room where you are using the
printer has adequate circulation, especially if you are printing a high
volume of materials or using the printer continuously over a long
period of time.
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Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1 Setting Up the Printer
Finding a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
1-4
1-7
Chapter 2 Testing and Connecting Your Printer
The Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Testing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Chapter 3 Using your Printer with Application Software
Using Printer Selection Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Chapter 4 SelecType
SelecType Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SelecType Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the SUB CONFIG Option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-2
4-5
4-11
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Chapter 5 Paper Handling
Choosing Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper-feed Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Setting for Thin Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper in the Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Paper Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Paper Manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-2
5-5
5-6
5-7
5-11
5-14
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Chapter 6 Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
6-17
6-18
Chapter 7 Troubleshooting
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Jam Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems With Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SelecType Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Decline in Print Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Dump Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-8
7-10
7-16
7-17
7-21
7-23
7-25
7-29
7-34
7-37
Chapter 8 Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Option Specifications, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8-2
8-12
8-19
8-24
Appendix A Options
The Multi-Media Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Optional Interface Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Memory Expansion Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Epson GL Identity Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A-2
A-10
A-13
A-21
Appendix B Font Cartridges
Available Font Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Font Cartridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B-2
B-4
Appendix C Character Samples and Symbol Sets
Available Fonts and Symbol Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LQ and FX Emulation Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting Hexadecimal Numbers to Decimals. . . . . . . .
C-2
C-4
C-12
C-18
Appendix D Printer Modes
Available Printer Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LQ and FX Emulation Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D-2
D-3
D-12
Glossary
Index
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Introduction
Your high-performance Epson laser printer combines reliability and
a wide range of features to give you high-quality printing that is
both fast and quiet.
®
The printer uses a semiconductor laser with the electrophotographic
technology used in photocopiers. The imaging system is driven by a
powerful processor that allows the printer to compose an entire page
in internal memory before printing. The printer provides you with
many features not found on other types of printers, such as the
ability to mix text and graphics and to print with a range of fonts
normally associated with typeset material.
Features
In addition to the high-quality printing and ease of use you expect
from an Epson printer, these features make using your new laser
printer even easier:
High-quality 300 dots-per-inch (DPI) printing at up to six pages
per minute.
HP LaserJet IIP emulation that gives you easy access to the
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great variety of software written for Hewlett-Packard printers.
TM
A font cartridge slot for adding optional fonts to enhance the
appearance of your documents.
Two Epson ESC/P emulation modes for compatibility with the
range of software written for Epson 9-pin and 24-pin printers.
®
Lower operating cost, because the consumable imaging
component is divided into the photoconductor unit and the toner
cartridge. You need only replace each when necessary, not both
as a combined unit.
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Two built-in interfaces: A Centronics parallel interface and an
RS-232C serial interface. The RS-232C interface allows you to
receive data at a baud rate of up to 19200 bps.
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0.5 megabytes (MB) of RAM built-in, expandable up to 5.5MB,
for graphics printing and multiple interface operation.
The ability to connect two computers at the same time (or three
when an optional interface is installed).
Options
Many printer options are available for your printer. For detailed
information on installing and using these options, see Appendix A.
Paper cassette (legal)
If you use legal-size paper, you can purchase this optional cassette
from your dealer. The cassette allows you to feed up to 100 sheets of
legal paper into the printer.
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Multi-media feeder (C812141)
The optional multi-media feeder allows you to feed various-sized
papers into your printer. This tray feeds up to 150 sheets of plain
paper or 15 envelopes.
Epson optional interfaces
If you would like to use this printer with three computers or to
connect two serial or parallel interfaces at the same time, install one
of these interfaces:
32 Kbyte serial interface (C823071)
32 Kbyte parallel interface (C823101)
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Memory board (C8226Ol)
You can increase your printer’s memory using the memory board
and memory chips. You can expand the memory to a total of 5.5MB,
enough to print complex graphics. See Appendix A for information
on expanding your printer’s memory.
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Epson GL identity card (C826021)
The Epson GL identity card allows your printer to emulate an HP
7475A/7440A plotter.
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Laser printer precautions
This printer uses laser technology. The following list of precautions
applies whenever you open the printer cover. Even if you are
familiar with other types of printers, be sure to follow these
precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient operation.
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Do not touch the fuser, which is marked by a CAUTION: HOT
SURFACE label. If the printer has been in operation, the fuser is
very hot.
Protect the light-sensitive photoconductor unit from exposure to
light. Never expose it to sunlight, and expose it to room light for
no longer than necessary. Overexposing the unit may cause
abnormally dark or light areas to appear on the printed page and
thereby reduce the service life of the photoconductor unit.
If you must expose the unit either by taking it out of the printer
or by leaving the printer cover open, cover the unit with a soft
cloth or sheet of paper.
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Be very careful with the photoconductor unit. When you remove
it from the printer, always set it on a clean, smooth surface. Also,
move it only with the green handles, since oils from your skin
can permanently damage parts of it and may affect print quality.
Avoid pressing on the top of the toner cartridge.
Never try to force the printer’s components into place. Although
the printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can
damage it.
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Finding your way around
This manual provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions on
setting up and operating your printer.
Chapter 1 contains information on unpacking and setting up the
printer. Be sure to read and follow these instructions first.
Chapters 2 and 3 contain information on using the control panel,
testing and connecting the printer, and using your printer with
application software. Chapter 4 includes a detailed description of
SelecType, the control panel feature that allows you to customize
your printer’s interface and communication settings, font selection,
and other print enhancements.
For a detailed discussion of paper handling, see Chapter 5. Make
sure you read this chapter before purchasing paper.
Chapter 6 gives you information on maintaining and transporting
your printer.
If the printer does not operate properly or the printed results are not
what you expect, see Chapter 7 for troubleshooting tips.
Other chapters and appendixes contain information on technical
specifications, printer options, printer modes, using font cartridges,
and available symbol sets and character samples. The back of this
manual includes a glossary of printer terms and an index.
At the back of this manual is a Quick Reference card showing all
SelecType options and submenus. Use the SelecType menu maps
found on this card as guides whenever you enter SelecType.
On the back cover foldout are illustrations identifying the different
parts of your printer. You can refer to these as you set it up.
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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
WARNINGS must be followed carefully 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.
Tips for the first-time laser printer user
To get you off to a good start with your Epson laser printer, we offer
a few tips you may find helpful:
Remember to wait for the full page to be composed before it
prints and feeds out.
The printer takes about 45 seconds to warm up when you first
turn it on and up to 20 seconds thereafter to print a page of text.
When the FEED light on your printer control panel is flashing,
data is being received from the computer. When the PRINTING
message appears, your job begins printing.
Have an extra toner cartridge on hand before you reach
5000 copies.
Unlike a dot matrix printer, which allows you to print even with
a worn-out ribbon, you cannot continue to print without
replacing an empty toner cartridge. A TONER LOW message lets
you know that you must replace the toner cartridge after
printing up to 20 more pages. Then TONER OUT appears.
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On rare occasions, a print job needs an extra push.
For some print jobs (such as a print screen), the printer may not
print even though the data has been sent to the printer’s
memory. If the FEED light is on, press ON LINE to take the printer
off line and then press the FEED button to print.
Adjust your software’s lines-per-page setting to 60.
You may have used a lines-per-page setting of 66 with your dot
matrix printer. For most application software, you will need to
reduce the lines-per-page to 60 when printing with your laser
printer.
You may have to add memory if you print highly complex
graphics.
Your printer’s 0.5MB memory easily handles most print jobs.
However, if the INSUFF MEMORY, ADD MEMORY, or PAGE
BUFFER FULL appears, you may have to add memory using the
optional memory board and memory chips. See Appendix A in
this manual.
Take advantage of your printer's special features.
Your printer allows you to produce typeset-quality images. Use
this manual along with your computer software manuals to
enhance your printed presentations. The more legible and
pleasing your document, the more likely it will be read and wellreceived.
Rest assured that your laser printer is safe to use.
Don’t hesitate to open the printer to clear paper jams or to
replace the toner cartridge or photoconductor unit. Simply
follow the Laser printer precautions found earlier in this chapter.
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Where to get help
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) 922-8911:
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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Chapter 1
Setting Up the Printer
Finding a Place for the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
Unpacking the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrying the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-4
1-6
Assembling the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the photoconductor unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading and installing the paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-7
1-7
1-11
1-14
1-15
1-18
Setting Up the Printer
1-1
Finding a Place for the Printer
Before unpacking the printer, you need to find a suitable place to use
it. Follow these guidelines:
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface.
Place the printer close enough to the computer or workstation for
its cable to reach.
Use a grounded outlet that has three holes to match the plug on
the printer’s power cord. Do not use an adapter plug.
When you use the printer’s standard parallel interface, make
sure you have a shielded twisted-pair parallel cable less than
3 m (10 ft) in length.
Leave adequate room around the printer to allow easy printer
operation and maintenance. The diagram below shows the
amount of space recommended.
To give you enough room to open the printer cover, allow
335 mm (13.5 inches) from the bottom of the printer to any shelf
or surface directly above the printer, as shown on the next page.
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Setting Up the Printer
Finding a Place for the Printer
CAUTION: Avoid locations that are subject to direct
sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, or dust.
Avoid using electrical outlets that are controlled by wall switches
or automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power can wipe
out valuable information in your computer’s and printer’s
memory.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit with large motors or
other appliances that might affect the power supply.
Keep the entire computer and printer system away from
potential sources of interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
Setting Up the Printer
1-3
Unpacking the Printer
The printer and the other components are in separate packaging
inside the main carton.
1. Carefully unpack the main carton and make sure you have the
accessories shown below.
Paper Cassette
User's Guide
Output Tray
Photoconductor
Unit
Toner Cartridge
Power Cord
Output Tray
(smaller part)
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Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer
2. Carefully remove the printer from the large carton and set it on
a flat, stable surface. Since the printer is heavy, you may need
someone to help you lift it.
3. Remove the plastic protective bag from the printer. Then remove
the plastic bags from the paper cassette, output tray, and power
cord.
Note: Make sure that you save all packing materials. Repack the
printer in these materials whenever you ship it. See Chapter 6 for
details on transporting your printer.
Setting Up the Printer
1-5
Unpacking the Printer
Carrying the printer
When you move your printer to the location you selected, carry it by
placing your hands underneath each side of it, as shown below:
Note: The printer weighs about 13 kg (29lbs) and should be
carried with care. You may need someone to help you lift it.
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Setting Up the Printer
Assembling the Printer
Before you can use the printer, you need to install a few parts. Make
sure your printer is in its operating location before you install these
parts.
Note: The consumable parts for this printer are listed below. It is
recommended you keep spares on hand for timely replacement.
For more information about the life of these parts, see
Consumable parts in Chapter 8.
Photoconductor unit
Lasts up to 30,000 pages
Toner cartridge
Lasts up to 5,000 pages, depending
upon the complexity of print jobs
Installing the Photoconductor unit
The first component you need to install is the photoconductor unit.
Follow the guidelines below during installation; otherwise, print
quality may decline.
Setting Up the Printer
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Assembling the Printer
CAUTION:
Never touch any part of the photoconductor unit
except the green handles.
Do not expose the photoconductor unit to light
brighter than normal room light.
Never install the toner cartridge before you install the
photoconductor unit.
1. Push down on the latch on the top of the printer to open the
printer cover.
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Assembling the Printer
2. Remove the photoconductor unit from its packaging. Pull the red
protective pieces from both sides of the unit, as shown below.
3. Hold the photoconductor unit by the green handles and insert it
into the printer, as shown below.
Setting Up the Printer
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Assembling the Printer
4. Pull out the protective black paper from the photoconductor
unit.
5. Gently press down on the top of the printer cover until the latch
clicks shut.
Note: You cannot close the printer cover if the photoconductor
unit is not installed correctly. If you cannot close the cover,
remove the unit and then re-install it correctly. Then close the
printer cover.
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Assembling the Printer
Installing the toner cartridge
After installing the photoconductor unit, you install the toner
cartridge. The toner cartridge performs two jobs: providing the toner
and developing the image.
Note:
You cannot install the toner cartridge before you install the
photoconductor unit.
To ensure even toner distribution, always keep the toner
cartridge in a horizontal position during handling.
1. Open the front cover.
2. While holding the toner cartridge in a horizontal position, gently
shake the cartridge from side to side a few times to distribute the
toner evenly.
Setting Up the Printer
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Assembling the Printer
3. Remove all the packing tape from the toner cartridge. Then pull
the seal tape out of the cartridge firmly in the direction of the
arrow.
4. Lift the toner cartridge cover and push it all the way down until
it snaps into place.
CAUTION:
Never touch the roller under the toner cartridge cover;
otherwise, print quality may decline.
Make sure the toner cartridge cover is open before
sliding the cartridge into the printer.
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Assembling the Printer
5. Insert the toner cartridge into the printer by sliding it gently into
the opening until it locks in place.
6. Close the front cover.
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Assembling the Printer
Installing the output tray
1. Attach the smaller part of the output tray by fitting the holes on
its sides over the two pegs inside the cutout portion of the main
tray as shown below.
2. Then attach the assembled output tray by sliding the tray legs
into the slots on the back of the printer.
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Assembling the Printer
Loading and installing the paper cassette
1. Remove all the pieces of packing tape from the paper cassette.
Then push down on the metal plate on the bottom of the cassette
until it locks in place.
2. Open the paper cassette cover.
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Assembling the Printer
3. Take a stack of letter-size paper and fan it. (High-quality copier
paper is recommended.) Tap the edges of the paper on a flat
surface to even up the stack.
4. Load a stack of up to 100 sheets of paper into the cassette.
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Assembling the Printer
CAUTION:
Make sure the bottom plate of the cassette is in the
lowered position; otherwise, a paper jam may occur.
Before loading paper, remove the paper cassette from
the printer. Otherwise, you may break its cover.
Do not load paper above the marks inside the cassette.
You can load up to approximately 100 sheets of plain
paper in the cassette.
Make sure the corner brackets on the cassette cover the
edges of the paper.
5. Close the paper cassette cover.
6. Insert the cassette along the slots on the inside of the printer until
it locks in place.
Note: The standard cassette holds letter-size paper. If you would
like to use other paper sizes, please contact your Epson dealer.
Optional paper-feeding accessories are available.
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Assembling the Printer
Attaching the power cord
1. Before attaching the power cord, make sure the power switch on
the printer is turned off. It is off when the O on the switch is
pressed down, as shown below.
2. Make sure the rated voltage of the printer matches your outlet
voltage by checking the label on the back of your printer.
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Assembling the Printer
WARNING: If the voltage of the printer and outlet do not
match, do not plug in the power cord. Contact your dealer
for assistance.
3. Insert the power cord into the socket at the back of the printer, as
shown below. Then plug the other end of the cord into a
properly grounded outlet.
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Chapter 2
Testing and Connecting Your Printer
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-4
Testing the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning on the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting and printing a status sheet or test print . . . . .
Adjusting print density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the printer to more than one computer. . . .
Choosing an interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing the parallel connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the serial interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-1
The Control Panel
The printer control panel is made up of three elements: a liquid
crystal display, indicator lights, and buttons. The indicator lights and
display let you check the current status of the printer. You use the
buttons to select printer settings and functions.
Display
The display shows the printer’s status and available options.
Status messages, such as WARMING UP, indicate the printer’s
current status.
Error messages, such as PAPER OUT, inform you of
maintenance procedures that must be performed or of error
conditions.
SelecType options, such as MODE ASSIGN, allow you to control
printer mode, font selection, paper handling, and many other
printer functions.
For information on SelecType instructions and messages, see
Chapter 4. For a complete list of status and error messages, see
Chapter 7.
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The Control Panel
Indicator lights
CONTINUE
Flashes when an error is detected or maintenance must be
performed. At the same time, an error or maintenance message
appears on the display.
FEED
On when data is received and stored in the printer but has not yet
been printed. Rapid flashing indicates the printer is receiving data
from the computer. If the light flashes slowly, the printer is receiving
data through an interface other than the default interface in autosense mode.
ON LINE
On when the printer is on line, indicating the printer can receive and
print data. When the printer is off line, this light is off. The light
flashes as the system switches between on and off line status.
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The Control Panel
Buttons
SelecType
Enters or exits SelecType mode. Press once to enter Level 1; keep
holding it down to enter Level 2. For a complete description of the
two SelecType levels and their various functions, see Chapter 4.
CONTINUE
RESET
COPY END
This button has several functions, so it has three names. This manual
uses the name appropriate to the operation being described.
CONTINUE-Enables the printer to resume printing automatically
after certain error or maintenance-required conditions. If the
CONTINUE light is flashing, read the corresponding status or error
message on the display and correct the problem as described in
Chapter 7, which has a complete list of status and error messages.
RESET-Cancels some settings made with SelecType or software
commands. When you hold down this button for several seconds,
RESET appears on the display panel and all settings return to their
previously-saved values. The printer finishes printing the page
already in progress at the moment this button is pressed; however,
all remaining data is discarded. If you press
or
, the printer
returns to its previous status without printing data.
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The Control Panel
If you continue to hold down this button after RESET appears,
INITIALIZE appears on the display and the printer settings return to
the settings in effect at power on. See Chapter 4, SelecType.
COPY END-Cancels the remaining copies during multi-copy
printing. This button is effective only when multiple-copy printing is
selected and the printer is off line.
FEED
MANUAL
If the FEED light is lit, press ON LINE to take the printer off line. Then
press FEED to print out data in the printer’s memory. If you use more
than one channel, you can print data received by each of those
channels.
To select manual paper feeding, press this button when the FEED
light is off or flashing slowly and the printer is on line.
ON LINE
Switches the printer between on line and off line status. This switch
is disabled when the printer is in SelecType mode.
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Testing the Printer
The printer has three built-in print tests: the status sheet and two test
prints. These tests let you check the operation of your printer and
obtain information on printer settings.
Before running a test, make sure you have removed all packing
materials from the printer, as described in Chapter 1, and that you
have installed all printer parts. You do not need to connect the
printer to your computer to run these tests.
Turning on the printer
Turn on the power by pressing the power switch located on the top
left comer of the printer. The printer is on when the vertical line ( I )
is pressed down. The control panel lights turn on briefly.
Note: If a FEED JAM message appears on the control panel,
remove the paper cassette and any paper in the printer. Next,
open and close the printer cover. Then replace the paper cassette.
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Testing the Printer
The following messages appear as the printer performs internal tests
and warms up.
ROM Check
RAM Check 0.5MB
WARNING
READY : P LJ-2P
CAUTION:
Do not open the printer cover while the printer is
warming up or printing.
After you turn off the printer, always wait at least five
seconds before turning it back on.
Never turn the printer off while it is printing or
feeding paper. Otherwise a STARTUP error may occur.
It takes approximately 45 seconds for the printer to complete its
power-on routine.
When the READY message appears, you can begin the test print
operation. If the display remains blank, see Chapter 7 for
troubleshooting information.
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Testing the Printer
Selecting and printing a status sheet or test print
To select and print a status sheet or test print, you must enter
SelecType. The printer has two SelecType levels; the status sheet
feature is in SelecType Level 1 and the test-print feature is in Level 2.
The level selected depends on the amount of time you hold down
the SelecType button.
Note: For a complete description of SelecType levels and
functions, including Level 2 test prints, see Chapter 4. You may
also use the Quick Reference card located at the back of this
manual.
Selecting and printing a status sheet
A status sheet lists the current printer settings.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on.
2. Press the SelecType button until SelecType LEVEL1 appears.
Note:
If you have used SelecType before, and if the printer is set up
to use more than one channel, the following option appears on
the display at step 2:
CANCEL : < S :
Press
step 3.
2-8
or
P:
O: >
to choose your channel. Then go on to
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Testing the Printer
3. Press
until STATUS SHEET appears on the display.
4. Press D twice to print the status sheet. A sample printout is
shown below.
STATUS SHEET
EPSON
Printer Configuration
Installed Memory
CH Mode
Auto Continue
Standby
:
:
:
:
3.OMbytes
AUTO-SENSE
OFF
DISABLE
CH : P
Mode
: LJ-2P
Controller Version : 15.04
CH Time out
: 28
Total Printed Count: 25
Version
: 17.04
I/F : PARALLEL
PARALLEL (CH P)
: OFF
SLCTIN
AUTOFEED
SERIAL (CH S) : RS232C
Word Length(bit) : 8
:2
Stop Bit
: OFF
DSR
Baudrate(bps) : 9600
DTR
: ON
: OFF
CTS
Receive Buffer
: OFF
BUSY Delay(µs) : 0
Parity
XON/XOFF
ENQ/ACK
: NONE
: ON
: OFF
: 1kbytes
Mode Configuration
Input Tray
: AUTO
:l
Copies
Font
: RD-0
Orientation : PORT
Sub Configuration
Form Length : 60
Symbol Set
System Configuration
Top Offset
: 0
Full Print
: 0
Load Macro
: 0
Paper size
: LETTER
: Roman-S
Left Offset
: 0
Memory Left
: 2949Kbytes
Power On Macro : 0
Note: The status sheet prints the printer’s current settings,
including any new macro settings. See Chapter 4 for information
on macro settings.
5. Press the SelecType button twice to exit SelecType.
If the status sheet does not print properly, see Chapter 7 for
troubleshooting information.
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Testing the Printer
If the status sheet prints correctly, you can skip to Connecting the
Printer to Your Computer found later in this chapter.
Adjusting print density
If your status sheet is too light or too dark, use the print density
control knob inside the printer to make the printing darker or
lighter.
1. Push down the latch on the top of the printer to open the printer
cover. Locate the small green knob on the inside right middle of
the printer as shown below.
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Testing the Printer
2. For darker print, turn the knob clockwise.
A
A
3. For lighter print, turn the knob counterclockwise.
A
A
Note:
Cl Increasing the print density increases toner consumption. If
you select darker print, you may need to replace the toner
cartridge more often.
Cl When you replace the toner cartridge, turn the knob to the
default position. The knob clicks when you reach the default
position.
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Testing the Printer
4. Close the printer cover.
5. Print a status sheet again to check the new print density setting.
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Testing and Connecting Your Printer
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
For the printer to receive and interpret information from your
computer, both devices must be set up to communicate properly.
You must choose the correct interface cable and communication
settings.
Note: After connecting the printer to your computer and before
using your application software, be sure to complete Testing the
computer-to-printer connection found at the end of this chapter.
Select from the following built-in and optional interfaces:
Centronics-compatible parallel interface
RS-232C serial interface
Optional Epson interfaces:
32K serial interface (C823071)
32K parallel interface (C823101)
Other optional interface boards may be available. Contact your
Epson dealer for details.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
Connecting the printer to more than one computer
You can connect up to three computers to your printer at the same
time; simply connect the interface cables to any of the built-in or
optional interfaces.
Choosing an interface
To connect the printer to your computer, first determine whether
you require a parallel or serial connection. If your computer
provides both types of connection, use the parallel interface for the
printer and leave the serial port of your computer free for devices
such as modems. If you are in doubt about which type of connection
to use, consult your dealer.
The printer is initially set up for parallel communication. If your
computer has a parallel interface, you should be able to connect it to
the printer with a properly shielded cable and not change any
factory settings.
If, however, you find that you need a serial interface, you may need
to use SelecType to change some of the printer’s serial settings, such
as baud rate or parity, to match the computer’s settings. Chapter 4
provides instructions on setting up the serial interface to operate
with your computer. For information on the optional interface
board, see Appendix A.
Connecting the parallel interface
If you want to use the printer’s standard parallel interface, make
sure you have a shielded twisted-pair parallel cable less than 3 m
(10 ft) in length.
1. Turn off both your printer and computer. Then unplug the
power cords from the electrical outlets.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
2. Plug the parallel cable connector securely into the parallel
interface of the printer as shown below.
3. Squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place on either
side of the connector.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
4. If your cable has a grounding wire, connect it to the printer’s
ground connector as shown.
5. Plug the other end of the parallel cable into your computer and
fasten the connector screws to the interface, if necessary. Some
parallel cables have grounding wires at the computer end as
well. If so, connect this wire to the ground screw on the
computer.
Note: You can use the SelecType Level 2 I/F CONFIG option to
change some of the parallel interface settings. However, you will
probably never need to change these settings.
Now you can test the computer-to-printer connection as described
below.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
Testing the parallel connection
To make sure you properly connected your computer to your
printer, follow these steps before you begin working with your
application software:
1. Turn on your computer; then turn on your printer.
2. Bring up a DOS prompt on your computer screen such as:
c:>
If you do not have a C drive, A:> or B:> may appear.
3. Type DIR and press Enter. The screen shows a directory listing of
the files in the designated drive.
4.
Press the Print Screen button on your keyboard once.
5.
Press RESET on your printer control panel. The printer prints
what is on your screen, as shown below.
C:\EPL>dir
Volume in drive C has no label
Directory of C:\EPL
<DIR>
<DIR>
11-20-90
11-20-90
PRNTWIN3 BAT
166 11-20-90
READWIN3 BAT
104 11-20-90
READWIN2 BAT
104 11-20-90
PRNTWIN2 BAT
166 11-20-90
READOS2 BAT
33 11-20-90
PRNTOS2 BAT
97 11-20-90
WIN2C
TXT
372 11-20-90
WIN3B
TXT
685 11-20-90
WIN3C
TXT
642 11-20-90
OS2
TXT
667 11-20-90
WIN2A
TXT
1058 11-20-90
WIN3A
TXT
1079 11-20-90
WIN2B
TXT
530
11-20-90
8093696 bytes
15 File(s)
6:26p
6:26p
2:09p
2:07p
2:52p
2:53p
4:59p
5:00p
4:46p
2:04p
4:49p
4:58p
4:45p
4:47p
2:56p
free
C:\EPL>
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
6. If nothing prints or the results are not what you expect, review
the section on Connecting the Printer to Your Computer found
earlier in this chapter. Make sure that you used the proper cable,
that the cable is connected securely to both the computer and the
printer, and that you selected the appropriate interface.
7. If you are still not able to print the computer screen, see Where to
Get Help in the introduction of this manual.
Connecting the serial interface
If you want to use the printer’s standard serial interface, make sure
that you have a properly shielded cable and that it is the correct one
for your printer.
1. Turn off both the printer and computer. Then unplug the power
cords from the electrical outlets.
2. Plug the serial cable connector securely into the serial interface of
the printer, as shown below.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
3. Use a screwdriver to fasten the screws of the connector, if
required.
4. If your cable has a grounding wire, connect it to the printer’s
ground connector.
5. Plug the other end of the serial cable into your computer. (Fasten
the connector screws to the interface, if required.)
You may need to change some interface settings, such as baud rate
and parity, before your printer and computer can communicate
properly. See Chapter 4 for instructions on setting up the serial
interface to work with your computer.
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Chapter 3
Using your Printer with Application Software
Using Printer Selection Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Matching the printer mode to your application
program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a test file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Printer Selection Menus
Once you’ve set up the printer, you can start using it with your
application software program by choosing a printer name from the
program’s printer selection menu.
If your program has a printer selection menu, follow the instructions
below about printer emulation (operating) modes to get the best
performance from your printer.
Matching the printer mode to your application program
Your printer has three printer operating modes, also called
emulations. They are:
HP LaserJet IIP emulation
Epson ESC/P LQ printer emulation
Epson ESC/P FX printer emulation
The printer is factory-set to HP LaserJet IIP mode, and this setting
gives you the fullest range of features. For more information about
printer modes, see Appendix D.
HP LaserJet III’ emulation mode
When your printer is in HP LaserJet IIP (LJ-2P) mode, the factory
setting, select one of the following drivers from your program’s
printer selection menu:
HP LaserJet IIP
HP LaserJet series II™
HP LaserJet Plus™
HP LaserJet 500™
HP LaserJet™
If none of the above printers is listed among your program’s options,
select any printer model that uses the HP Printer Command
Language (PCL). Do not select PCL-5.
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Using Printer Selection Menus
Epson LQ and FX emulation modes
If your software supports only Epson LQ or FX printers, select the
appropriate emulation mode using SelecType. To choose LQ mode,
follow the steps below. (To choose FX mode, at step 4, simply choose
FX instead of LJ-2P or LQ.)
1. Press and hold down the SelecType button until SelecType
LEVEL2 appears on the display.
2. Press
3. Press
until MODE ASSIGN appears.
The following appears on the display.
Note: If you want to change the printer mode for the serial or
optional interfaces, press
until S or O appears.
4. Press
. Then press
until the mode you want to use appears.
(The mode is LQ in this example.)
5. Press
to set the mode.
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Using Printer Selection Menus
6. Press
three times to exit SelecType.
Note: The printer mode you have selected remains in effect
only until you turn off the printer unless you store the current
printer mode settings by performing the P-CONFIG SAVE
function described in Saving the paper-size setting in
Chapter 5.
7. Enter your program’s printer selection menu and choose the first
printer available from the list of printers below. (They are listed
in order of preference.)
When your printer is in LQ mode, select one of the following from
your program’s printer selection menu:
LQ-2500
LQ-1050/850
LQ-510
LQ-1000/800 (expanded ESC/P)
LQ-500
LQ-1500 (with version 2 ROM)
LQ printer
In FX mode, choose one of the following:
Fx-850/1050
FX-1000/800 (286e/86e)
FX-85
FX-80
If none of the above printers is listed among your program’s options,
choose the first available of the following: Epson printer, Standard
printer, Draft printer.
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Using Printer Selection Menus
Printing a test file
After you set the printer mode and select the most appropriate
printer from your program’s printer selection menu as described
above, create and print a test file using the fonts, symbols, features,
and formats that you use most often. Printing the test file shows you
how the printer works with your application program.
If the printing results are not what you expect, see Chapter 7,
Troubleshooting, or consult your computer or software manual.
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Chapter 4
SelecType
SelecType Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SelecType Level 1 functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SelecType Level 2 functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using SelecType. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thedisplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steps to using SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SelecType Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level 1 options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level 2 options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Choosing a Font. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP emulation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LQ and FX emulation modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HP emulation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LQ and FX emulation modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SelecType 4-1
SelecType Overview
The SelecType function on the printer control panel allows you to
print test pages, display memory size, select paper sizes, and change
your printer’s configuration without using DIP switches or software
commands. However, use SelecType only when you are unable to
use your application software to control settings required for your
print job.
Note: New SelecType settings are in effect only until you turn off
the printer unless you save them with the Level 1 SYSTEM
CONFIG option or the Level 2 P-CONFIG SAVE option described
later in this chapter.
SelecType is divided into two levels as shown below. A brief
description of each main menu option follows. See SelecType
Options later in this chapter for detailed descriptions of all
SelecType options.
Level 1
CH SELECT
INPUT
P-SIZE
COPIES
ORIENT
FONT
STATUS SHEET
FONT SAMPLE
SUB CONFIG
SYSTEM CONFIG
Level 2
TEST PRINT
MODE ASSIGN
I/F CONFIG
RX-BUFFER SIZE
CH
CH TIMEOUT
AUTO CONT
P-CONFIG SAVE
FACTORY RESET
VERSION
PAGE COUNTER
STANDBY
Note: See the Quick Reference card at the back of this manual for
a map of SelecType menus and options.
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SelecType Overview
SelecType Level 1 functions
Selects the standard cassette or the optional
INPUT
multi-media feeder or both.
P-SIZE
Specifies the size of paper.
COPIES
Selects the number of copies to be printed.
ORIENT
Orientation. Selects portrait (vertical) or
landscape (horizontal) printing orientation.
FONT
Selects one of the available fonts.
STATUS SHEET
Prints a report listing the current printer
settings.
FONT SAMPLE
Prints all font samples (bit-map and scalable
fonts) in the printer.
SUB CONFIG
Subconfiguration. Depending on the printer
mode, controls such features as symbol set
and number of text lines.
SYSTEM CONFIG
System configuration. Saves Level 1 settings in
macros for one or more printer modes,
displays the amount of memory remaining,
changes top and left offsets, and controls
printing of complex pages.
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SelecType Overview
SelecType Level 2 functions
TEST PRINT
Prints two test patterns.
MODE ASSIGN
Chooses one of the emulation modes: HP
LaserJet III’, Epson LQ, Epson FX, or (with the
optional identity card installed) Epson GL.
I/F CONFIG
Configures the parallel and serial interfaces.
RX-BUFFER SIZE
Chooses the size of the receive buffer,
CH
Channel mode. Sets the interface channels to
auto-sense or individual.
CH TIMEOUT
Channel time out. If no data is sent during the
specified time period, the printer switches
from one channel to the other.
AUTO CONT
Automatic continue. Permits the printer to
continue printing instead of stopping under
certain error conditions.
P-CONFIG SAVE
Printer configuration save. Saves all Level 2
settings.
FACTORY RESET
Returns all Level 1 and Level 2 settings to their
factory settings.
VERSION
Displays the version numbers of the printer’s
controller and font.
PAGE COUNTER
Displays the total number of sheets printed by
the printer and the number by the current
photoconductor unit.
STANDBY
Conserves power by reducing power to the
fixing heater when the printer is not used for
30 minutes.
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SelecType
Using SelecType
This section describes the control panel and explains how to use
SelecType. If you would like to try a sample exercise, see Steps to
using SelecType later in this section.
The Control Panel
The control panel contains the SelecType button (which also functions
as the left arrow button,
three indicator lights, four arrow
buttons, and the display.
SelecType
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The Display
When you enter SelecType, menus and options appear on the
display. The display shows SelecType main menus on the left side
and options for each menu on the right side.
The display also uses the icons shown below:
This icon to the left of an option indicates that
you can press either
or
to view other
options in the menu.
This icon to the left of an option indicates that
the option displayed is the current selection.
You can use
or
to view other options.
This icon indicates that you can press
to
enter a submenu, select an option, set an
option, or execute an action.
Buttons
Enters and exits SelecType mode. To enter
Level 1 press the SelecType button until
SelecType LEVEL1 appears on the display; to
enter Level 2 hold the button down longer
until SelecType LEVEL2 appears on the
display.
Use the arrow buttons to move through menus and to select, display,
set, or execute SelecType options.
Enter a submenu, set an option, or select or
execute an action.
Return to the main menus or exit SelecType.
Display options in the same menu. You can
view the options one at a time by pressing the
buttons once or you can scroll through them
quickly by holding down one of these arrows.
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SelecType
Using SelecType
Steps to using SelecType
There are five basic steps to using SelecType:
1. Enter SelecType mode.
2. Move to the option you want.
3. Set, select, or execute the option.
4. Save the new setting, if necessary.
5. Exit SelecType mode.
You’ll see how to complete each step on the following pages. This
section uses the SelecType Level 1 INPUT option to explain the steps
to using SelecType. You may want to try each step as you read it for
hands-on practice.
Enter SelecType mode
SelecType has two levels, Level 1 and Level 2. To enter Level 1 press
the SelecType button until SelecType LEVEL1 appears on the display;
to enter Level 2 hold the button down longer until SelecType
LEVEL2 appears.
Press SelecType until SelecType LEVEL1 appears on the display.
Then one of the Level 1 main menu options appears.
Move to the desired option
After the SelecType Level 1 or Level 2 display appears, you see one
of the main menu options. To look at the other options at this level,
use the
and
buttons.
Note: If you are using the INDIVIDUAL setting, you choose a
channel before this step.
SelecType 4 - 7
Using SelecType
Press
below.
until the INPUT option appears on the display, as shown
The display shows one of the choices in the INPUT option to the
right. Most options have further levels, called submenus, or a list of
choices connected to the option. Some options, like the SUB CONFIG
option, may display only the main option until you enter the
submenu. And some options, like the VERSION option, simply
display information about your printer.
You use the
Press
button to enter the next level of an option.
enter the next level of the INPUT option.
The icon to the left of STD indicates that STD is selected, and the
message SET appears to the right of the option.
In the INPUT option, you can display any of the choices listed below
by pressing
or
.
STD
OPT
AUTO
OPT appears only when you have installed the optional multi-media
feeder.
Press
4-8
or
SelecType
to move to AUTO. Your display should look like this:
Using SelecType
The icon to the left of AUTO indicates that the option is not selected
and >SET indicates that you can set that option by pressing
.
Note: Although the main menu options are the same for all
operating modes (LQ, FX, and LJ-2P), some Level 1 submenu
options are different in each mode. Submenu options for each
mode are discussed later in this chapter.
Set, select, or execute the option
To set, select, or execute an option, you simply press D
Press D to select AUTO. Then SET disappears from the display and
the > icon moves to the right of the display indicating that the new
option has been set:
At the same time, the icon moves to the left of the main menu option,
indicating that you are back in the main menu.
Note: If you want to back out to the main menu at any time
without changing a setting, press
as many times as necessary.
Your new setting remains in effect until you change it again or turn
off the printer.
Save the setting
If you want a setting to remain in effect even when you turn the
printer off and on, you can use the SYSTEM CONFIG option to save
Level 1 settings, and the P-CONFIG SAVE option to save Level 2
settings. The SYSTEM CONFIG option SAVE MACRO setting is
described in Chapter 5, Changing the paper-size setting. The
P-CONFIG SAVE option is described later in this chapter.
SelecType 4-9
Using SelecType
Exit SelecType mode
To exit SelecType mode from any option, press
until the following display appears:
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SelecType
one or more times
SelecType Options
This section lists all the options available when you use SelecType.
Most options are the same whether you’re working in LJ-2P, LQ, or
FX emulation mode. Some of the options in Level 1, however, have a
different function for each mode. These options are listed later in this
chapter. See the Quick Reference card at the back of this manual for
a map of all SelecType menus and options.
Level 1 options
When you press the SelecType button to enter Level 1 first SelecType
LEVEL1 appears on the display. Then one of the Level 1 main menu
options listed below appears.
INPUT
P-SIZE
COPIES
ORIENT
FONT
STATUS SHEET
FONT SAMPLE
SUB CONFIG
SYSTEM CONFIG
Each of these options is described below. An asterisk (*) indicates the
factory default setting for each option.
Note: If you have selected the INDIVIDUAL setting in Level 2, the
display shows CH SELECT after the Level 1 display whenever
you enter Level 1. After you select the channel, one of the main
menu options listed above appears on the display.
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SelecType Options
INPUT
STD
* STD
OPT
AUTO
This option selects whether paper feeds into the printer from the
standard paper cassette or the optional multi-media feeder.
If you choose STD, the printer loads paper from the standard paper
cassette.
If you choose OPT, the printer loads paper from the optional multimedia feeder. OPT appears as an option on the display only if the
optional multi-media feeder is installed.
If you choose AUTO, the printer loads paper from the paper source
containing the size of paper specified by the P-SIZE (paper size)
option. If you choose AUTO and both the standard paper cassette
and optional multi-media feeder contain the same size paper, you
can print up to 250 sheets continuously.
If the paper in none of the sources matches the paper size set with
P-SIZE option, the printer displays a paper size error.
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SelecType Options
P-SIZE
A4
A5
B5
*LETTER
HALF LT
LEGAL
GLT
GLG
EXE
F4
MONARCH
Cl0
DL
C5
LETTER
(Half Letter)
(Government Letter)
(Government Legal)
(Executive)
(Commercial 10)
You can probably choose the paper size with your application
software, but if necessary, you can choose any of the paper sizes
shown above with the P-SIZE option. The factory setting is LETTER.
COPIES
1
1 to 99
You can use your software to print multiple copies of your
documents, but you can also use this option to print up to 99 copies
of your print job. The factory setting is 1. If you select a number
above one, the display keeps count of the number of copies
completed and the current setting. For example, if you set the
COPIES option to 10 and 5 copies are complete, the display shows
5/10.
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SelecType Options
ORIENT.
PORT
* PORT
LAND
The orientation option selects the direction in which the characters
are printed on a page. You can choose portrait (vertical) or landscape
(horizontal) orientation.
FONT
RD-
0
Available options in the FONT submenu are different for each
printer mode. See Choosing a Font later in this chapter for
information on using this option.
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SelecType
SelecType Options
STATUS SHEET
Use this option to print a status sheet that lists the current printer
settings. When you reach this option, press D twice to print the
status sheet. See Selecting and printing a status sheet in Chapter 2.
EPSON
STATUS SHEET
Printer Configuration
Installed Memory
CH Mode
Auto Continue
Standby
:
:
:
:
3.OMbytes
AUTO-SENSE
OFF
DISABLE
CH : P
Mode
: LJ-2P
Controller Version : 15.04
CH Time out
: 28
Total Printed Count: 25
Version
I/F : PARALLEL
PARALLEL (CH P)
: OFF
SLCTIN
AUTOFEED
SERIAL (CH S) : RS232C
Word Length(bit) : 8
:2
Stop Bit
: OFF
DSR
Baudrate(bps) : 9600
DTR
: ON
CTS
: OFF
Receive Buffer
: OFF
: 17.04
BUSY Delayµs) : 0
Parity
XON/XOFF
ENQ/ACK
: NONE
: ON
: OFF
: 1Kbytes
Mode Configuration
: AUTO
Input Tray
: 1
Copies
Font
: RD-0
Orientation : PORT
Sub Configuration
Form Length : 60
Symbol Set : Roman-8
System Configuration
Top Offset
: 0
Full Print
: 0
Load Macro
: 0
Paper Size
: LETTER
Left offset
: 0
Memory Left
: 2949Kbytes
Power On Macro : 0
FONT SAMPLE
Use this option to print out all bit-map and scalable fonts in the
printer. When you reach this option, press D twice to print the font
sample sheets.
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SelecType Options
SUB CONFIG.
The submenus for the subconfiguration option are different in each
printer mode. See Using the SUB CONFIG Option later in this
chapter for information on using this option.
SYSTEM CONFIG.
This option includes these eight submenus:
FULL PRINT
T-OFFSET
1-OFFSET
MEMORY LEFT
LOAD MACRO
SAVE MACRO
DELETE MACRO
POWERON MACRO
Each submenu is explained below.
FULL PRINT
0
0 to 62
The default setting of 0 is sufficient for most uses of the printer, but
printing complex pages may require an increase in the setting. If the
message SET FULL PRINT appears on the display, increase this
setting. The setting (any number from 0 through 62) times 20 is the
number of kilobytes (K) reserved in RAM for page composition. For
example, a setting of 5 reserves 100K. The following table shows the
maximum setting necessary for each size of paper. The setting may
be lower than the maximum, but it will never need to be higher.
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SelecType
SelecType Options
Paper Size
Setting
Paper Size
Setting
A4
51
GLG
57
A5
35
GLT
45
B5
43
F4
57
LT
47
MONARCH
31
LG
62
Cl0
41
HLT
36
DL
37
EXE
45
C5
38
I
I
Since the amount of RAM you reserve with this option is not
available for any other purpose, it is best to leave the setting at 0
until you see a SET FULL PRINT message. Then, increase the setting
in small increments until the error does not occur.
If FULL PRINT is set to the maximum value, the SET FULL PRINT
error does not occur. If an INSUFF MEMORY or PAGE BUFFER
FULL message appears, you must install optional memory. See
Appendix A for information on installing additional memory.
T-OFFSET
0
-64 to +63
You can use the T-OFFSET (top offset) option to make fine
adjustments in the position of the printing on the page. The setting is
in dots; each dot is 1/300th of an inch (0.0846 mm) so you can use this
option to raise or lower the printing on the page up to
approximately 1/5th of an inch (5 mm). The factory setting is 0.
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SelecType Options
L-OFFSET
0
-64 to +63
Use the L-OFFSET (left offset) option to make fine adjustments in the
position of the printing on the page. The setting is in dots; each dot is
1/300th of an inch (0.0846 mm). With this option, you can move the
printing on the page approximately 1/5th of an inch (5 mm) to the left
(settings from -1 to -64) or to the right (settings from 1 to +63). The
factory setting is 0.
K
MEMORY LEFT
This option displays the amount of memory (in kilobytes) available.
You can use this information to see whether a newly-installed
memory option is working correctly or to see how much memory
you have available for fonts or complex graphics.
LOAD MACRO
0
0 to 4
Use this option to load one of the macros you’ve created using the
SAVE MACRO option. The factory setting is 0. When you press
,
the following appears on the display:
Press
or
to choose the number of the macro you want to use.
Then press
to load the selected macro. Whenever you select
macro 0, all Level 1 settings return to their factory settings. Press
to exit this submenu without loading a macro.
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SelecType Options
SAVE MACRO
1
1to 4
This option lets you save your current Level 1 settings as a macro
, the display shows:
and recall them anytime. When you press
Select a macro number for your setting by pressing
or
Then
press
to save the current SelecType Level 1 settings into the
macro. Next use the POWERON MACRO option described later in
this section to choose the same number as chosen in SAVE MACRO.
Then the settings you have chosen are in effect each time you turn
the printer on.
Press
at any time to exit this submenu without saving a macro.
Avoid using the same macro number in different channels,
especially if you connect the printer to more than one computer and
if you use the same printer emulation mode for more than one
channel. For example, changes in the Channel P macro 1 setting may
affect the Channel S macro 1 setting.
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SelecType Options
DELETE MACRO
1
This option lets you delete any macros you create. When you
press
, the displays shows the following:
Move to the number of the macro you want to delete by pressing
or
. Then press
to delete the macro. All the settings saved with
the specified macro are deleted.
Press
to return to the main menu without deleting a macro.
POWERON MACRO
0
0 to 4
Use this option to specify the macro number you want to use as the
power-on default for each operating mode. Each time you turn the
printer on, the macro you set with this option is in effect. Select
macro 0 to use the factory default settings.
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SelecType Options
Level 2 options
When you press and hold down the SelecType button for a few
seconds (until the SelecType LEVEL2 message appears on the
display) to enter Level 2, one of the main menu options listed below
appears on the display:
TEST PRINT
MODE ASSIGN
I/F CONFIG
RX-BUFFER SIZE
CH
CH TIMEOUT
AUTO CONT
P-CONFIG SAVE
FACTORY RESET
VERSION
PAGE COUNTER
STANDBY
Each of these options is described below. An asterisk (*) indicates the
factory default setting, if there is one.
TEST PRINT
Print two different test patterns to check whether your printer is
working correctly. After TEST PRINT appears, press
once to see
the following display:
Press
to print Pattern 1 (vertical lines) or press
to display
Pattern 2 (horizontal lines); then press
to print Pattern 2.
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SelecType Options
MODE ASSIGN
This option allows you to choose one of the three operating (or
emulation) modes.
* LJ-2P
LQ
FX
The HP emulation mode offers the widest range of features, but you
may also want to select the other modes to use software written
specifically for other printers. You must change the MODE ASSIGN
setting before you can operate your printer as an Epson LQ or FX
printer.
Press
. The following display appears:
When you change the printer mode, you first select a channel, P
(parallel), S (serial), or 0 (optional). Optional appears only if you
have installed an optional interface. Press
until the channel you
want to choose appears; then press
.
Press D to set the new mode. This mode remains in effect until you
change the setting again or turn off the printer. If you want this
setting to remain in effect even after you turn the printer off and
back on, use the P-CONFIG SAVE option to save the setting as
described later in this chapter.
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SelecType
SelecType Options
I/F CONFIG
The interface configuration option allows you to change the settings
for either of the built-in interfaces, the parallel or the serial. First
press
to move to the channel selection submenu.
Press
to change the channel, if necessary; then press
.
The PARALLEL option has these three submenus:
SLCTIN
AUTOFEED
BUSY DELAY
SLCTIN
OFF
ON
* OFF
With SLCTIN set to off, the printer is continuously selected and
device control codes DC1 and DC3 are ignored. In almost all cases,
leave SLCTIN set to off. When SLCTIN is on, the SLCTIN signal goes
HIGH at power-on and the control codes DC1 and DC3 are valid.
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SelecType Options
AUTOFEED
OFF
ON
* OFF
When this option is set to off, the AUTOFEED signal on pin 14 is
ignored and the printer does not send an automatic line feed (LF)
command with each carriage return (CR). When AUTOFEED is set
to on, a line feed is added to each carriage return the printer receives.
If your text lines overprint each other, you may need to set
AUTOFEED to on.
BUSY
DELAY
0
-5
*0
+5
MIN
This option sets the delay period from the ACKNLG to the BUSY
signal. Available settings are 0, -5, +5 microseconds, and MIN. For
most applications, leave this option set to the factory setting of 0
microseconds. When you select MIN, the ACKNLG signal is always
set to HIGH.
The serial channel has the following submenus:
WORD LENGTH
BAUDRATE
PARITY
STOP BIT
DTR
XON/XOFF
ENQ/ACK
DSR
CTS
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SelecType
SelecType Options
If you are using the serial interface, see your computer manual for
the proper settings. The printer settings must match the computer
settings.
WORD LENGTH 8
7
*8
You can select a word length for serial communications from two
options: 8-bit word length or 7-bit word length. See your computer
manual and software documentation for the proper setting. The
factory setting is 8-bit.
BAUDRATE
300
600
1200
2400
9600
4800
* 9600
19200
Use this option to set the data transfer rate (baud) for the serial
interface. The baud rate is measured in bits per second (bps). See
your computer manual and software documentation for the proper
setting. The factory setting is 9600.
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SelecType Options
NONE
PARITY
*NONE
ODD
EVEN
When this option is set to NONE, parity checking is disabled. The
parity bit, if used, provides a basic form of error detection. See your
computer manual and software documentation for the proper
setting.
STOP
BIT
2
1
*2
This option sets the number of stop bits on each character of
information sent to the printer. Stop bits signal the end of a
character.
DTR
ON
*ON
OFF
This option turns the printer ready communications protocol on or
off. DTR protocol can be used in combination with the XON/XOFF
option setting.
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SelecType
SelecType Options
XON/XOFF ON
*ON
OFF
This option turns the XON/XOFF communications protocol on or
off. XON/XOFF protocol can be used in combination with the DTR
option setting.
ENQ/ACK
OFF
ON
“OFF
This option is available in the Epson GL mode only.
DSR
OFF
ON
*OFF
When DSR (Data Set Ready) is off, the signal level is permanently set
HIGH, allowing the printer to send data to the computer. For most
communications purposes, this option should be set to off (signal
level HIGH). When DSR is on, data is sent to the computer only
when DSR is HIGH.
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SelecType Options
OFF
CTS
ON
*OFF
When CTS (Clear To Send) is off, the signal level is permanently set
HIGH. The factory setting is off (signal level is HIGH). This setting
should be set to off for most communications purposes. When CTS is
on, data is sent to the computer only when CTS is HIGH.
RX-BUFFER
SIZE
1 to 99 (K)
The receive buffer size option allows you to change the size of the
printer’s input buffer. By choosing an appropriate buffer size, you
can quickly transfer the contents of a file from the computer’s
memory to the printer’s memory. The printer then prints the
information from its own memory and frees up the computer for
other tasks. If you set the buffer size too high, you may get an error
message telling you to add memory. The factory setting is 1K.
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SelecType Options
CH
AUTO-SENSE
This option specifies how the printer’s memory is allocated among
the channels. There are two basic settings: AUTO-SENSE and
INDIVIDUAL. With AUTO-SENSE the printer automatically detects
which interface channel (parallel, serial, or optional) is being used.
This is the default setting and is the best choice for most uses of the
printer. The INDIVIDUAL setting requires you to add memory to
the printer and allows you to allocate independent memory to each
channel. Choose INDIVIDUAL only if you regularly print raw data
such as DOS text or program lists.
If you want to change the setting, press
to enter the option, then
press
or
to choose INDIVIDUAL or AUTO-SENSE.
If the channel shown is correct, press
twice to save the setting. If
you need to change the channel, press to move to the channel
position, then press or
to select the channel (P, S, or 0) you
want. This setting determines which channel is the default, but if the
default channel is not in use, the printer uses any other channel that
is being used. Then press D to set the channel.
After you set the channel, you see the following display:
Press D to execute the save and initialize operation. Your setting is
now saved and also is in effect every time you turn the printer on.
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SelecType Options
If you choose INDIVIDUAL, you see this display:
CAUTION: Do not use the INDIVIDUAL setting unless
you have installed additional memory as described in
Appendix A. If you save this option before adding
memory, you could damage your printer.
Press
to move to the following display:
The number on the left is the total number of megabytes (M)
available, and the number to the right of each channel is the
proportion of the memory allocated to that channel. Use the
and
buttons to change the proportion numbers (between 0 and 9).
Note: When you share the printer, each printer channel requires at
least 0.3K of RAM and the printer always needs some portion of
RAM for general operation. If you use one memory chip set to
increase the printer’s memory to 1.0MB, your best settings would
be 3:4:3 or 4:3:3 or 3:3:4.
Then press
4-30
to set the numbers and move to the following display:
SelecType
SelecType Options
Press
to execute the save and initialize operation. Your settings
are now saved and also are in effect every time you turn the printer
on.
CH TIMEOUT 60
10 to 600 (in steps of 10)
This option sets the time for a channel timeout. If the printer is on
line and no new data is sent for the number of seconds specified, and
there is data in the other channel, the printer automatically switches
from the current channel to the other. The factory setting is 60.
AUTO CONT.
OFF
ON
* OFF
When automatic continue is set to on, the printer automatically
continues to print after a certain period of time when one of the
following errors occurs: SET FULL PRINT, PAGE BUFFER FULL,
PAPER SIZE ERROR, TRAY SET XXX, and INSUFF MEMORY.
When this option is off, you must press the CONTINUE button to
resume printing. In most cases, leave this option set to off.
P-CONFIG.
SAVE
This option (printer configuration save) is similar to the SAVE
MACRO and POWERON MACRO options in Level 1. Use it to save
settings you make in Level 2 so they take effect each time you turn
on the printer.
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SelecType Options
Press
; the display shows the following:
Press
to initialize the printer or press
the main menu without saving.
to cancel and return to
FACTORY RESET
FACTORY RESET returns all Level 1 and Level 2 settings to their
factory settings. When-you select the FACTORY RESET option, the
display shows the following:
Press
to execute the reset, or press
without resetting the printer.
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to return to the main menu
SelecType Options
VERSION
This option displays the version number of the printer’s controller
and font. Press
to see the C-ROM version number, and then press
to see the FONT version number.
PAGE COUNTER ##
This option displays the number of sheets printed since the printer
was installed. Press
to display the following:
This option displays the number of sheets printed for the current
photoconductor unit.
STANDBY
DISABLE
ENABLE
* DISABLE
The standby mode is designed to save power by reducing the power
to the fixing heater whenever no panel buttons are pushed and no
data is sent to the printer for 30 minutes. In this mode the printer
begins warming up as soon as you press any button or send any
data, becoming ready to print within 45 seconds. The default is
DISABLE, which keeps the printer warmed up and ready to print at
all times.
Note: If the power is on and you do not use the printer for eight
hours, it automatically enters standby mode, even if the standby
mode is disabled.
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Choosing a Font
The FONT option is different for each printer mode. This section
describes the available submenus of the FONT option in each mode.
You can use the level 1 FONT SAMPLE option as described earlier to
print out a list of the available fonts.
Note: You will almost always use your application software, not
SelecType to select fonts.
HP emulation mode
When you are in the LJ-2P mode, the FONT option display shows:
FONT
Press
RD-
0
to enter the FONT option.
You first choose the font source. The three possible choices are listed
below:
*RD
C
DL
Resident font
Font cartridge slot
Downloadable soft font
Only available options appear on the display. Option C is available
only if you insert a cartridge in the cartridge slot. The DL option
appears only when a font has been downloaded from your
computer. See Appendix C for a description of the resident HP fonts.
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Choosing a Font
After you choose the font source, you choose the font by number
based on the font source option selected above. Only fonts that
match the current orientation setting can be selected. If you change
the SYMSET or ORIENT settings, the available font numbers may
change. To save a selected font as the default font, use the SAVE
MACRO option in the Level 1 SYSTEM CONFIG menu.
LQ and FX emulation modes
When you use either the LQ or FX emulation mode, the FONT
option display shows:
FONT
Courier
* Courier
Prestige
DL
The factory setting is Courier. After selecting the desired font, you
can adjust the character spacing and size of the font with the PITCH
and CONDENSED settings in the SUB CONFIG option.
Note: Resident and optional fonts specifically designed for the HP
emulation mode cannot be used in the LQ or FX modes.
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option
The subconfiguration option is different for each printer mode. The
function and submenus of the SUB CONFIG option for each mode is
described below.
Once you set new settings with the SUB CONFIG option, each
setting remains in effect until you change it again or turn off the
printer unless you use the Level 1 SYSTEM CONFIG option SAVE
MACRO setting described earlier in this chapter.
HP emulation mode
When you are in LJ-2P emulation mode, the SUB CONFIG option
includes two submenus:
SUB CONFIG.
FORM
SYMSET
Press
FORM
to enter the SUB CONFIG option submenu.
64LINES
0 through 128
***
Use the FORM option to set the number of lines for the selected
paper size and orientation. The setting you choose also changes the
line spacing. This setting is affected by P-SIZE, ORIENT, and FONT
settings. If 0 is selected, the line spacing changes to 1/6-inch.
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Using the SUB CONFlG Option
If *** appears on the display, the number of lines you set is out of the
possible range of 0 to 128.
SYMSET
Roman-8
Use the SYMSET option to choose from 26 resident HP symbol sets.
(The HP LaserJet series IIP printer has 25 symbol sets.) In most cases,
you will never need to change this setting.
* Roman-8
Norwegl
Roman E
French
HP Germ
Italian
JIS ASC
ECM94-1
Swedis2
ANSI AS
Norweg2
UK
French2
German
HP Span
Legal
(ISO60)
(ISO25)
(ISO15)
(ISO14)
(ISOl00)
(IS01 1)
(ISO6)
(ISO61)
(ISO4)
(ISO69)
(ISO21)
Chinese
Spanish
IRV
Swedish
Portugu
IBM Por
IRM Spa
IBM-US
IBM-DN
PcMuti
(ISO57)
(ISOl7)
(ISO2)
(ISOlO)
(ISO16)
(ISO84)
(ISO85)
SelecType
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option
LQ and FX emulation modes
When you set up your printer to operate in LQ or FX mode, the SUB
CONFIG option includes the fourteen submenus shown below:
SUB CONFIG.
PITCH
CONDENSED
L-MARGIN
R-MARGIN
FORM TOP
TEXT
SKIPBOTTOM
CGTABLE
COUNTRY
J-REPRINT
AUTO CR
ZERO CHAR.
WIDE PAGE
B-IMAGE
Press D to enter the SUB CONFIG option.
PITCH
10CPI
"10
12
15
PROP.
You can select a character pitch of 10,12, or 15 characters per inch
(cpi), or choose proportional spacing.
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option
CONDENSED
OFF
* OFF
ON
You can use this option to change the character spacing. Condensed
printing is useful for spreadsheets and other applications where you
need to fit the maximum amount of information on each line. The
15 cpi character pitch cannot be condensed.
L-MARGIN
0
0 to available
This option allows you to set the left margin position. Margin units
are determined by the current pitch (characters per inch) and the
condensed setting (on or off). If you select proportional, 10 cpi and
condensed are used to determine margin units. If you change the
setting of ORIENT, P-SIZE, or WIDE PAGE (when P-SIZE is set to
A4 or F4) the left margin defaults to 0. The factory setting is 0.
R-MARGIN 80
1 to available
This option allows you to set the right margin. Margin units are
determined by current pitch (characters per inch) and the condensed
setting (on or off). If proportional is selected, 10 cpi and condensed
are used to determine margin units. The factory setting is 80. If you
change the setting of ORIENT, P-SIZE, or WIDE PAGE (when
P-SIZE is set to A4 or F4) the right margin defaults to the settings in
the following table:
SelecType
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option
Default right margin
Portrait
Paper Size Condensed
1Ocpi 12cpi 15cpi
Landscape
1Ocpi 12cpi 15cpi
A4
OFF
ON
77
133
93
155
116
116
111
191
134
223
167
167
A4(80 col)
OFF
ON
80
137
96
160
120
120
111
191
134
223
167
167
A5
OFF
ON
53
91
63
106
79
79
77
133
93
155
116
116
B5
OFF
66
0
100
9 6
115
144
O N
114
133
100
164
192
144
OFF
8 0
120
105
126
157
O N
137
9 6
160
120
180
210
157
OFF
80
9 6
120
1 3 5
162
202
160
120
231
270
202
Letter
Legal
8
ON
137
OFF
O N
5
6 0
75
80
96
120
85
100
75
137
167
120
Executive
OFF
ON
67
115
81
135
101
101
100
171
120
200
150
150
G Legal
OFF
ON
80
137
96
160
120
120
125
214
150
150
187
187
G Letter
O F F
75
9 0
112
100
120
1 5 0
O N
1 2 8
150
112
171
200
150
F4
OFF
ON
77
133
93
155
116
116
124
214
149
249
187
187
F4 (80 col)
OFF
ON
80
137
96
160
120
120
124
214
149
249
187
187
Half Letter
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0
Using the SUB CONFIG Option
0.50
FORM TOP
0.50-1.50 (inch)
This option specifies the distance from the top of the sheet to the
baseline of the first printable line. This is measured in 0.05-inch
increments. The factory setting is 0.50 inches.
TEXT
66LINES
1 to available
Use this option to set the page length. The unit of measure for this
option is 1/6th of an inch. If you change the ORIENT, P-SIZE, or
FORM TOP settings with SelecType, the form length setting
automatically returns to the default setting for each paper size. The
factory setting is 62 (line spacing 6 lines per inch).
SKIPBOTTOM
OFF
*OFF
ON
When SKIPBOTTOM is set to on, the printer inserts the number of
line spaces specified by the ESC N (skip-over-perforation) command
between the last line printed on one page and the first printable line
on the next page. The total number of lines skipped equals the
FORM TOP setting plus the amount of skip-over-perforation set
with ESC N. Since most application programs insert their own top
and bottom margins, you should use this feature only if your
program does not provide them.
SelecType
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option
CGTABLE
PcUSA
* PcUSA
PcMulti
PcPort
PcCanF
PcNord
DLoad
ITALIC
The CGTABLE (character generator table) option allows you to select
the graphics character table, the italics character table, or the
download table. The graphics table contains graphics characters for
printing lines, corners, and shaded areas; international characters;
Greek characters; and mathematical symbols. Selecting the italics
table defines the upper half of the character table as italic characters.
The download table is not available when you are in FX emulation
mode.
COUNTRY
USA
*USA
France
German
UK
Denmark
Sweden
Italy
Spain1
Japan
Norway
Denmk2
Spain2
La tin A
Use this option to select a symbol set from the list above. You can
select one of the thirteen international symbol sets. See Appendix C
for samples of the characters in each country’s symbol set.
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SelecType
Using the SUB CONFIG Option
J-REPRINT ON
OFF
*ON
Use this option to reprint after a paper jam. When it is set to on and a
page jams in the printer, the page is reprinted after the jam is
cleared. If this option is set to off, a jammed page does not reprint
automatically, but complex pages may print faster.
AUTOCR
ON
OFF
*ON
When AUTO CR (automatic carriage return) is on, the printer
performs a carriage-return line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
print position exceeds the right margain. If it is off, characters
beyond the right margin are not printed, and a linewrap is not
performed until a CR is received. Most software programs take care
of this function.
ZERO
CHAR.
0
*0
0
This option determines whether the printer prints a slashed zero (0)
or an open zero (0). This feature is useful for clearly distinguishing
between an uppercase letter O and a zero when printing documents
such as programming lists.
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Using the SUB CONFIG Option
WIDE PAGE ON
OFF
*ON
When this option is on, you can print up to 80 characters at 10 cpi
across an A4 or F4-size page. When it is off, you can print up to 77
characters at 10 cpi. This setting is only valid when P-SIZE is set to
A4 or F4. If you change the WIDE PAGE setting when sizes other
than A4 or F4 are selected with the P-SIZE option, L-MARGIN
automatically defaults to 0 and R-MARGIN and TEXT LINES return
to the default settings for the currently-selected paper size.
B-IMAGE
DARK
* DARK
LIGHT
BCODE
With B-IMAGE set to DARK or LIGHT, your printer can correctly
emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. When
DARK is selected, the bit image density is high. When LIGHT is
selected, the bit image density is low.
The BCODE setting converts bar codes to bit images by
automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can then be read by a bar code
reader.
Note: This mode reduces the size of the image being printed and
may cause some distortion when printing bit image graphics.
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Chapter 5
Paper Handling
Choosing Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-2
Paper-feed Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-5
Special Setting for Thin Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-6
Loading Paper in the Cassette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-7
Choosing a Paper Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the paper-size setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-11
5-12
Loading Paper Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-14
Paper Handling 5-1
Choosing Paper
With this printer you can print on many sizes and types of paper.
You can also use other types of media such as envelopes, labels, and
overhead projector transparencies. This chapter describes the paper
delivery choices and how to select and load paper.
The type of paper you use in your printer directly affects the quality
of your printed output. The printed image is made up of many tiny
dots of toner that are transferred to the paper. If the paper is rough,
the edges of the letters become ragged because some of the dots fall
into indentations on the paper. The smoother the paper you use, the
better your printing looks.
You should use especially smooth paper for printing originals you
plan to use to make reproductions. Because the reproduction process
introduces its own raggedness to the edges of the letters, you want
to start with the best original possible.
For best results, store your paper supply in its original wrapper. The
printer is sensitive to moisture absorbed by the paper. Do not store
paper in a humid or damp environment.
Below are some recommendations for selecting paper and other
print media for the printer.
Note: Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper
may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot
guarantee the use of any particular brand or type of paper.
Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs.
5-2
Paper Handling
Choosing Paper
Standard office paper-You can use the printer’s paper cassette to
2
feed most types of 16 to 24-1b (60- to 90-g/m ) paper. This typically
includes such paper as copier paper, cotton bond, and letterhead. If
you feed paper manually one sheet at a time through the manual
2
feed slot, you can use up to 42-1b (157-g/m ) paper.
For best results, use paper made especially for laser printers. Paper
made for plain-paper copiers is also a good choice.
If you want to use less expensive paper, test it thoroughly before
regular use. Paper should be of good quality and relatively smooth.
Also keep in mind that if the paper is textured or too rough, the
printed output may not be as clear.
Some letterheads use inks or dyes that may smear or come off when
subjected to the high temperatures of the fuser. Try a few sheets
before you print on letterhead or other special paper.
Be sure to load letterhead and forms face down in the paper cassette.
Special paper-You can use colored paper as long as it meets the
weight limits given above for standard office paper. Do not,
however, use coated paper (paper to which a clear or colored coating
has been added).
Labels-Use only labels designed for laser printers or plain-paper
copiers in your printer.
To prevent the adhesive from coming in contact with the printer
parts, always use labels that completely cover the backing sheet so
that there are no gaps between the individual labels.
You should also test the label sheet for leaking adhesive by pressing
a sheet of paper on top of the sheet of labels. If the paper sticks at all,
do not use the labels.
Other materials-You can use overhead projector transparencies
and adhesive drafting film if they are made for use with plain-paper
copiers or laser printers.
Paper Handling 5-3
Choosing Paper
Envelopes-Load envelopes face down as shown below. The
printing quality on envelopes may be irregular because different
parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. If printing is too
light, turn the print density knob clockwise. Always return the print
density knob to the center (default) position when you go back to
printing on ordinary paper.
5-4
Paper Handling
Paper-feed Method
The printer feeds letter-size paper automatically from the standard
paper cassette and most types of media from the manual feed slot.
A multi-media feeder and a legal-size paper cassette are available
options. For information on the multi-media feeder, see Appendix A.
The following table lists recommended paper-feed methods for
different print media. (If you want to try other methods, be sure to
test-print a few sheets before beginning regular use.)
Material
Feed
Regular Paper
(60-90 g/m* 16-24 lb)
Auto, manual, or optional MMF
(Multi-media feeder)
Heavy Paper
(90-157 g/m2 24-42 lb)
Manual or optional MMF
Envelopes
Manual or optional MMF
Transparencies
Manual or optional MMF
Labels
Manual or optional MMF
Note:
Paper feeding and print quality are usually best with regular
paper.
Paper feeding is possible, although print quality cannot be
guaranteed, with other types of media.
To print on letterhead paper, load the paper face down with
the top of the paper entering the printer first.
To automatically load various types of media into the printer,
use the optional multi-media feeder. See Appendix A.
Paper Handling 5-5
Special Setting for Thin Paper
If thin paper creases when you print, you can solve the problem by
using the control panel to select the Special paper type setting.
To change the paper type setting to Special, first make sure the
printer is on line. Then press the MANUAL button and hold it down
for several seconds. SP appears on the display to show that the
printer is in the Special mode.
To return to the normal setting, repeat the steps described above. (SP
disappears from the display.)
To permanently save the paper type setting, first make sure the
printer is on line. Then press ON LINE while pressing the MANUAL
button.
Note:
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The paper type setting returns to the saved setting if the FEED
light is off, no panel buttons are pushed, and no data is sent to
the printer for ten minutes.
The RESET function does not change the paper type setting.
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The FACTORY RESET function changes the paper type setting
or paper path setting to normal.
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The paper type setting is not affected by the paper size setting.
For example, even if you select the Cl0 envelope size, the
paper type setting does not change.
You cannot change the paper type setting when the FEED light
is on.
5-6
Paper Handling
Loading Paper in the Cassette
The standard paper cassette holds up to 100 sheets of paper.
1. Pull out the paper cassette.
CAUTION: Do not open the paper cassette cover while the
paper cassette is installed in the printer; this could break
the cover.
Paper Handling 5-7
Loading Paper in the Cassette
2. Push down on the metal plate on the bottom of the cassette until
it locks in place.
3. Open the paper cassette cover.
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Paper Handling
Loading Paper in the Cassette
4. Take a stack of letter-size paper, fan it, and tap the edges on a flat
surface to even up the stack, as shown.
5. Insert the stack of paper face down into the paper cassette,
making sure that the edges of the paper are covered by both
comer brackets on the cassette. Also, make sure that the top of
the stack is below the maximum height mark inside the paper
cassette.
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Loading Paper in the Cassette
6. Close the paper cassette cover.
7. Insert the cassette along the slots on the inside of the printer until
it locks in place.
8. If you are using the optional legal-size paper cassette, raise the
smaller part of the output tray as shown below.
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Paper Handling
Choosing a Paper Size
The factory paper-size setting is set to letter. Whenever possible, use
your application software settings to choose the paper size you
require for your print job. If you cannot select the paper size with
your application program, you can use the SelecType Level 1 P-SIZE
option.
You need to choose the paper size (preferably with your software) if
you use a paper other than letter size and:
you use manual feeding
you install the multi-media feeder
you return to letter-size printing after using another paper size.
The table below lists all the paper sizes
on
the SelecType menu.
Paper:
Dimensions:
A4
A5
B5
LETTER
HALF LT (Half letter)
LEGAL
GLT (Government letter)
GLG (Government legal)
EXE (Executive)
F4
Other
210 x 297 mm
148x210mm
182 x 257 mm
8.5 x 11 inches
5.5 x 8.5 inches
8.5 x 14 inches
8 x 10.5 inches
8.5 x 13 inches
7.25 x 10.5 inches
210 x 330 mm
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Envelopes:
Dimensions:
MONARCH
C10 (Commercial-10)
DL
C5
3 7/8x 7 1/2 inches
4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
110x220mm
162x229 mm
Paper Handling
5-11
Choosing a Paper Size
Changing the paper-size setting
1. Press the SelecType button until the message SelecType LEVEL1
appears.
2. Press
3. Press
or
until P-SIZE appears.
or
until the paper size you wish to print on appears.
.
4. Press
5. Press
to set the new paper size.
6. To exit SelecType, press the SelecType button.
Saving the new paper-size setting
The paper-size setting returns to the factory setting once the printer
is turned off and then on again unless you use SelecType’s Level 1
SAVE MACRO setting to save it.
1. Press the SelecType button to enter Level 1.
2. Press
or
until SYSTEM CONFIG appears.
3. Press
to enter the submenu.
4. Press
or
until SAVE MACRO appears.
5. Press
so that you can select the MACRO ID.
6. Press
or
until the macro number you wish to save appears.
Use number 1 unless you have already used that number for a
macro.
7. Press
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Paper Handling
Choosing a Paper Size
8. Press
until POWERON MACRO appears on the display.
9. Press
to select POWERON MACRO.
10. Press
or
until you see the macro number you want to take
effect each time you turn on the printer. Be sure to use the same
number you chose in step 6.
11. Press
to execute the saving action.
12. Press the SelecType button to exit SelecType.
Paper Handling
5-13
Loading Paper Manually
If you want to print on paper other than letter-size, or special paper
or other media such as labels, envelopes, transparencies, or heavy
2
paper (over 24 lb, or 90 g/m ), you can load the paper one sheet at a
time through the manual feed slot. Hand-feeding is convenient
when you want to print a small job on paper different from the type
already loaded in the cassette.
Note: You can also use the manual feed method when the multimedia feeder is installed.
The printer accommodates hand-fed paper ranging in size from
98 x 148 mm (3.86 x 5.83 inches) to 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches).
To use manual feed, follow these steps:
1. If the FEED light is on, press ON LINE to take the printer off line.
Then press FEED to finish printing the data for the currentlyselected printer mode.
2. If you are using a paper size other than letter and you are unable
to select a new paper size with your application software, use
SelecType to choose the size of the paper for manual feeding, as
described earlier in this chapter.
3. If the printer is off line, press ON LINE to set the printer on line.
4. Press FEE D
to change to manual feeding. When you select
manual feeding the following display appears:
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Paper Handling
Loading Paper Manually
5. Adjust the paper guides to match the size of paper you are using
as shown below.
6. Insert a sheet of paper into the manual feed slot as far as it will go.
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5-15
Loading Paper Manually
Note: When you hand-feed consecutive pages, insert the next
sheet after the following messages:
These two messages appear alternately. If you press
the printer
stops manual feeding and feeds paper automatically from the
paper cassette or optional multi-media feeder, according to the
INPUT menu setting in SelecType Level 1.
7. To return to automatic feeding, press FEED again when the FEED
light goes off. Also, the printer must be on line.
Note: Never turn the printer off when it is printing or feeding
paper. Otherwise, a STARTUP error may occur.
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Paper Handling
Chapter 6
Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the ozone filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the transfer charger wire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
6-3
6-8
6-9
6-10
Cleaning Your Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the printer case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-17
Transporting Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing for transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the printer after transportation. . . . . . . . . . .
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6-18
6-21
Maintenance and Transportation
6-1
Replacing Consumable Parts
Your printer’s consumable parts and their approximate usage are
shown below:
Toner cartridge
Up to 5,000 pages depending upon the
complexity of print jobs
Photoconductor unit
Up to 30,000 pages when using lettersize paper
Note: See Chapter 8, Consumable Parts for more details about
conditions governing consumable part life.
The following are consumable part replacement messages:
TONER LOW
Little toner is left; you must replace the toner
cartridge soon. When the TONER LOW
message appears, you may print
approximately twenty additional pages.
TONER OUT
No toner is left; replace the toner cartridge and
the ozone filter and clean the transfer charger
wire. When the TONER OUT message
appears, you cannot print additional pages
without replacing the toner cartridge.
CHANGE PCU
The photoconductor unit is worn out. Press
the CONTINUE button to finish printing your
document, turn off the power, and then
replace the photoconductor unit.
If the CONTINUE light is also flashing when you
see this message, replace the toner unit at the
same time you replace the photoconductor
unit.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts
Note: Because other factors such as the paper you print on affect
the life of the photoconductor unit, you may occasionally have to
replace the unit before you see the CHANGE PCU message. See
Troubleshooting, Chapter 7.
Replacing the toner cartridge
Follow these instructions carefully when you see the TONER OUT
message.
CAUTION:
Do not remove or insert the toner cartridge if the
photoconductor unit is not in place. Otherwise, you
may damage the printer.
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When you must replace the toner cartridge and the
photoconductor unit at the same time, make sure you
remove the toner cartridge first. Next, replace the
photoconductor unit; then replace the toner cartridge.
Finally, install the ozone filter.
1. Turn off the printer.
Maintenance and Transportation
6-3
Replacing Consumable Parts
2. Grasp the paper cassette tray with both hands and pull it out of
the printer.
3. Open the front cover.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts
4. Remove the toner cartridge by pulling it straight out. Then close
the toner cartridge cover.
5. Dispose. of the toner cartridge as a unit with nonburnable items.
Do not take the cartridge apart. Follow any local regulations that
may apply to nonburnable waste.
6. While holding the new cartridge in a horizontal position, gently
shake the cartridge from side to side a few times to distribute the
toner evenly.
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6-5
Replacing Consumable Parts
7. Remove all packing tape from the cartridge. Then pull the seal
tape out of the toner cartridge in the direction of the arrow.
8. Lift back the toner cartridge cover as shown. Then press the
cover all the way down until it snaps into place.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts
9. Insert the toner cartridge into the printer by sliding it gently into
the opening until it locks in place.
10. Close the front cover.
11. Insert the paper cassette.
Each time you replace the toner cartridge, you should replace the
ozone filter and clean the transfer charger wire as described next.
Maintenance and Transportation
6-7
Replacing Consumable Parts
Replacing the ozone filter
Ozone is generated inside the printer by the high voltages used
during the printing process. Replace the ozone filter each time you
replace the toner cartridge.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Open the fan cover located on the left side of the printer.
3. Pull the filter out of the printer.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts
4. Install the new filter as shown below.
5. Close the fan cover.
Cleaning the transfer charger wire
Clean the transfer charger wire each time you replace the toner
cartridge.
You should also clean the transfer charger wire if the print quality
declines. See Chapter 7 for a discussion of the print quality problems
that can be solved by cleaning the transfer charger wire.
1. Open the printer cover.
Maintenance and Transportation
6-9
Replacing Consumable Parts
2. Locate the green transfer charger wire cleaner on the
photoconductor unit and slide it to the right as far as it will go.
Then move it back to its original position.
3. Close the printer cover.
Replacing the photoconductor unit
When you see CHANGE PCU on the display, it is time to replace the
photoconductor unit. To finish printing your current job, press
CONTINUE.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts
1. Make sure the printer is off.
2. Grasp the paper cassette tray with both hands and pull it out of
the printer.
WARNING:
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Do not touch the fuser, which is marked with a
CAUTION: HOT SURFACE label. The fuser is very hot
during and directly following printer use.
Always remove the toner cartridge before removing
the photoconductor unit. Removing the
photoconductor unit by force will damage the printer.
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6-11
Replacing Consumable Parts
3. Open the front cover.
4. Pull out the toner cartridge.
5. Push down on the latch on the top of the printer to open the
printer cover.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing Consumable Parts
6. Remove the photoconductor unit by pulling up on the green
handles on both sides of the photoconductor unit.
7. Dispose of the photoconductor unit by placing it with
nonburnable items. Do not take the photoconductor unit apart.
Follow all local regulations that may apply to nonburnable
waste.
8. Remove the new photoconductor unit from its packaging. Save
the packaging in case you ever need to transport the printer. Pull
the red plastic pieces from both sides of the new unit.
Maintenance and Transportation
6-13
Replacing Consumable Parts
CAUTION:
Never touch any part of the photoconductor unit
except the green handles.
Do not expose the photoconductor unit to light
brighter than normal room light.
9. Insert the photoconductor unit into the printer while holding the
green handles.
10. Remove the black protective paper from the photoconductor
unit.
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Replacing Consumable Parts
11. Press
and
at the same time. Make sure COVER OPEN
PCU 0 appears on the display.
12. Gently press down on the top of the printer cover until the latch
clicks shut.
Note: You cannot close the printer cover if you installed the
photoconductor unit incorrectly. If you cannot close the cover,
carefully remove and then re-install the photoconductor unit.
Close the cover.
13. Re-insert the toner cartridge into the printer by sliding it gently
into the opening until it locks in place.
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6-15
Replacing Consumable Parts
14. Close the front cover.
15. Insert the paper cassette.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Cleaning Your Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If printing problems occur
(print is too light, white stripes appear, or nothing prints), see
Chapter 7, Troubleshooting. This section describes cleaning the
printer case.
Cleaning the printer case
If the printer’s outer case is dirty or dusty, first turn off the printer;
then clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild
detergent, as shown below.
CAUTION:
Never use alcohol or thinner to clean the printer case;
these chemicals can damage the components as well as
the case.
Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
any electronic components.
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6-17
Transporting Your Printer
If you need to move the printer a short distance, such as from one
room to another, remove the paper cassette and make sure that you
keep the printer level to avoid spilling toner.
If you plan to ship the printer some distance, repack the printer and
its accessories in the original packing materials to avoid damaging
them.
CAUTION: Do not ship the printer with the toner
cartridge or the photoconductor unit installed in the
printer
Packing for transportation
To pack the printer, assemble all the original packing materials and
some strong packing tape.
1. Be sure your printer and computer are turned off. Then, remove
the power cord and the cable connecting your printer and
computer.
2. If the optional multi-media feeder or a font cartridge is installed,
remove and repack it.
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Transporting Your Printer
3. Remove the output tray and the paper cassette. Then remove any
paper in the paper cassette and repack the cassette in its original
packing materials.
4. Open the front cover.
5. Pull out the toner cartridge.
6. Make sure the toner cartridge cover is closed. Then put the toner
cartridge back in its original plastic bag.
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Transporting Your Printer
7. Close the front cover.
8. Push down on the latch on the top of the printer to open the
printer cover.
9. Remove the photoconductor unit by pulling up on the green
handles located on both sides of the unit as shown below.
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Transporting Your Printer
CAUTION:
Never touch any part of the photoconductor unit
except the green handles.
Do not expose the photoconductor unit to light
brighter than normal room light.
10. Put the photoconductor unit back in its original packaging.
11. Close the printer cover.
12. Place the toner cartridge in its original box, securing it so that it
cannot move around inside the box, and seal the box with
packing tape. When you transport the cartridge box, make sure
you keep it level to avoid spilling toner.
13. Repack the printer, output tray, paper cassette, and accessory
box as described in Chapter 1.
14. Seal the main carton with packing tape.
Unpacking the printer after transportation
1. Unpack the printer as described in Chapter 1. When you unpack
the toner cartridge, carefully wipe off any toner that spilled
during shipment by using a soft, clean cloth.
2. Assemble the printer as described in Chapter 1.
Maintenance and Transportation
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Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
Status and Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2
7-2
Troubleshooting Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-8
Paper Jam Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FEED JAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PAPER JAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-10
7-10
7-12
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . .
7-16
Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-17
Problems With Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-21
SelecType Problems . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-23
Paper Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-25
Decline in Print Quality . . . . . . . , . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-29
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-34
DataDumpMode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Troubleshooting 7-1
Status and Error Messages
If an error occurs, your best source of information is the display on
the control panel. The messages displayed there tell you what may
be wrong and, in some cases, indicate the actions you should take to
correct the problem. Status messages appear on the display during
normal operation. They indicate the printer’s current status.
This section contains an alphabetical list of status and error messages
you may encounter while printing and includes steps you can take
to correct any problems.
Note: In some cases, the red CONTINUE light flashes when an error
is detected. This requires you to correct the problem and then
press CONTINUE to clear the error. However, if the AUTO CONT
option in SelecType is set to on, some errors may clear
automatically even though the problem remains. In most
instances, you should leave AUTO CONT set to off.
The messages
In this section of the manual, status messages are preceded by [S],
error messages are preceded by [E] and warning messages are
preceded by [W]. In some cases the message you see on your display
also shows the printer mode.
[E] ADD MEMORY FOR CH-X
This indicates that there is not enough memory in Channel X. See
Chapter 4 for instructions on changing the RX-BUFFER SIZE or
adjusting the memory distribution in the INDIVIDUAL setting
or see Appendix A for adding memory.
[E] CANCEL MANUAL FEED
This message indicates that there is no paper in the manual feed
slot when you are using manual feed. See Chapter 5.
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Status and Error Messages
[E] CHANGE PCU
Replace the photoconductor unit as described in Chapter 6.
[S] CHAR CREATING
Characters are being created.
[S] COPY END
Multiple-copy printing is cancelled. (You pressed the COPY END
button when the printer was off line.)
[E] COVER OPEN PCU XXXXXX
The printer cover or fan cover is open or the toner cartridge or
photoconductor unit is not installed. The number following PCU
shows the number of pages printed. To reset the PCU counter,
press the
and
buttons at the same time when this message
appears.
[S] DATA
The printer has received data but is not yet printing, or the
printer has received data and is off line. If the printer is off line,
press FEED to print the data.
[E] FEED JAM
Paper is not feeding into the printer from the specified cassette or
has jammed on its way into the printer. See the FEED JAM
section in this chapter for information.
[S] FONT CREATING
A font is being created.
Troubleshooting 7-3
Status and Error Messages
[E] ILLEGAL CARD
A card in the card slot or a cartridge in the cartridge slot cannot
be read. To correct this error, take the printer off line and then
press CONTINUE. If the error message remains, make sure the
printer is off line and remove the card or the cartridge.
[S] INITIALIZE
The printer is being initialized to the factory or optional settings.
[E] INSUFF MEMORY
The printer has insufficient memory available for the task you
have given it. To correct the error, press CONTINUE. If the message
remains, press RESET or perform INITIALIZE as described in
Chapter 4. This error can also be cleared by turning the printer
off and back on again. However, it may be necessary to simplify
the page you are trying to print or add more memory to the
printer. See Appendix A for information on adding memory.
[E] PAGE BUFFER FULL
Text or graphics data has filled the printer’s buffer and an
incomplete page is ejected. Press CONTINUE to clear the error. You
may need to add more memory to the printer. See Appendix A
for information on adding memory.
[S] PAPER FEEDING
The printer is feeding paper.
[E] PAPER JAM
Paper is not being fed into the printer or paper is jammed inside
the paper path. See the PAPER JAM section later in this chapter.
[E] PAPER OUT
There is no paper in the standard paper cassette or the optional
multi-media feeder (if installed). Insert more paper into the
selected paper cassette or manually feed a sheet of a paper into
the printer. See Chapter 5 for more information on loading
paper.
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Status and Error Messages
[E] PAPER OUT [paper source] [paper size]
There is no paper in the paper source from which the printer
expects to feed paper. The right column of the display prompts
you to load the correct paper size into the paper source.
[E] PAPER SIZE ERROR
The paper size you selected with SelecType (or the default size if
you have not selected a size) does not match the paper loaded in
the selected paper source. Press CONTINUE to clear the error.
Insert the correct paper or change the P-SIZE setting with your
application software or with SelecType as described in
Chapter 4.
[S] PRINTING
The printer has received data and is printing.
[S] PRINT STOP
The printer stops printing during a multi-copy print operation.
[S] RAM Check X.X MB
The printer is checking RAM (X.X = capacity).
[S] READY
The printer is ready to print.
[E] REINSERT CARD
If this message appears on the display, you may have removed
an identity card or a font cartridge while the FEED light was still
lit or while the printer was on line. To correct the error, make
sure the printer is off line. Next, reinsert the card or cartridge and
press CONTINUE.
E REMOVE CARD
You may have inserted an identity card or a font cartridge while
the printer was on line or while the FEED light was on. To correct
this error, take the printer off line, then remove the card or
cartridge and press CONTINUE. Before reinserting the card or
cartridge, make sure that all data in the buffer has been printed
and that the printer is off line. If the FEED light is on, press FEED
to print out the remaining data.
Troubleshooting 7-5
Status and Error Messages
[E] RESELECT TRAY
The optional multi-media feeder is not installed and the INPUT
option is set to OPT or AUTO. Install the optional multi-media
feeder and then press CONTINUE. However, if you decide not to
use the optional multi-media feeder, simply press CONTINUE and
paper is automatically selected from the standard paper cassette.
[S] RESET
The printer has been reset to previous settings to the macro
number specified with the LOAD MACRO setting in the
SYSTEM CONFIG option of SelecType Level 1.
[S] ROM Check
The printer is checking ROM.
[E] SAVE MEMORY OVERFLOW
This message may appear when you are trying to save a macro
with the SYSTEM CONFIG option SAVE MACRO setting in
SelecType Level 1. The printer does not have enough memory to
save any additional macros. To correct this error, delete unused
macros using the DELETE MACRO setting, and then repeat
SAVE MACRO.
[E] SERVICE REQ. CXXX
[E] SERVICE REQ. E00XX
A controller or print engine error has been detected. Write down
the error number that appears in the right column of the display
and turn off the printer. Turn the printer back on after a few
seconds to see if the error message still appears. If it does, turn
off the printer, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet,
and contact a qualified service person.
[E] SET [paper size] MANUAL
This message requires that you set the paper size for manual
feeding.
[E] STARTUP ERROR
Press
to continue.
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Troubleshooting
Status and Error Messages
[E] SET FULL PRINT
This message may appear when you are trying to print graphics
or a mix of text and graphics. Press CONTINUE and then change
the FULL PRINT setting in SelecType Level 1. See Chapter 4 for
more information about this setting.
[S] STANDBY MODE
If the standby mode is enabled, the printer enters this mode
when it is not used for about thirty minutes. Even if the standby
mode is disabled, the printer enters standby mode when it is not
used for eight hours. When this message appears, press any
control panel button or send data to the printer to warm it up.
[W] TONER LOW
The printer is almost out of toner. When you see this message,
you can still print up to 20 more pages. Then you must replace
the toner cartridge.
[E] TONER OUT
The toner cartridge must be replaced, as described in Chapter 6.
[E] TRAY SET XXX
The paper-size setting does not match the paper loaded in the
specified paper cassette. The right column of the display
indicates the currently selected cassette and the expected paper
size. You can either change the paper-size setting or load the
correct paper size. After you correct the paper mismatch, press
CONTINUE.
[S] WALT
The printer is being reset after a startup error.
[S] WARMING UP
The printer is warming up.
Troubleshooting 7-7
Troubleshooting Directory
Use the directory below to help you locate the printing problem you
are experiencing; then work through the suggested solutions. If the
exact problem is not listed, look for one of a similar type. Most
printing problems can be corrected easily.
Paper jam problems
Feed jam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper
jam..........................................
7-10
7-12
Power supply
Power is not being supplied to the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-16
Printing problems
The printer does not print or stops printing.. . . . . . . . . . . .
7-17
The printout is not what you expected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-18
The position of the printout is not what you expected. . . .
7-19
Problems with graphics
Graphic images do not print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-21
SelecType problems
SelecType does not function as expected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-23
Paper handling
7-8
Paper does not feed properly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-25
Paper feeds crookedly or jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-25
The printer prints a page and then stops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-27
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Directory
Decline in print quality
The print quality is not what you expected. . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-29
Options
Using optional font cartridges, the printer does
not operate as expected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-34
Using the optional multi-media feeder, the printer
does not operate properly. . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-34
Using an optional interface, the printer does not
operate as expected.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-35
After installing additional memory, the printer
does not function as expected.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-36
Troubleshooting 7-9
Paper Jam Problems
This section gives you detailed information on correcting paper
jams. Find the error message on your display and work through the
steps below to correct the problem.
FEED JAM
The FEED JAM message indicates that paper is not feeding into the
printer from the specified tray or has jammed on its way into the
printer.
When a feed error occurs, the printer stops printing. When you see
the FEED JAM message, follow these steps:
1. Remove the paper cassette from the printer. Carefully remove all
the sheets from the paper cassette, including those that have
been fed part of the way into the printer.
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Troubleshooting
Paper Jam Problems
CAUTION: If the paper tears while you remove it, make
sure you also remove any pieces remaining in the printer.
To do this, open the printer cover, remove any paper pieces
from the paper feed path, and close the printer cover.
2. Open and close the printer cover to reset the paper jam detector.
3. Tap the edges of the paper on a flat surface and reload it into the
paper cassette. (Do not reload any curled or wrinkled sheets.)
4. Push the paper cassette back into the printer. Make sure the
printer is on line; printing resumes automatically beginning with
the jammed page.
If paper feeding problems continue, see Chapter 5 to make sure that
you are using the correct paper for your printer.
If the procedure described above does not clear the error and you
have installed the optional multi-media feeder, follow these steps:
1. Pull out the multi-media feeder.
2. Remove any folded or curled paper from the front opening as
shown below.
Troubleshooting
7-11
Paper Jam Problems
3. Make sure that the paper is evenly aligned in the multi-media
feeder and that the paper rests below the multi-media feeder’s
maximum paper marks. Then replace the multi-media feeder.
4. Make sure that you are using the correct paper size in the multimedia feeder. See the section on using the optional multi-media
feeder in Appendix A for more information.
Note: Make sure you are using paper that meets the specifications
for this printer. See Chapter 5 for the correct paper to use.
PAPER JAM
The message PAPER JAM indicates that there is a paper jam either in
the paper input path or the paper eject area.
1. Open the printer cover.
WARNING: Opening the printer exposes the fuser, which
is marked by a CAUTION: HOT SURFACE label. Be careful not
to touch the fuser.
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Troubleshooting
Paper Jam Problems
2. If the paper is caught just in front of the roller, gently pull the
paper out as shown below.
3. If the paper is caught under the roller, first turn the roller
forward or backward to free the paper from the roller. Then pull
the paper out from under the roller until the page is completely
free of the roller. If the paper tears, make sure you remove any
pieces remaining in the printer.
Troubleshooting
7-13
Paper Jam Problems
4. If the paper is caught at the fuser area, pull the paper out as
shown below.
5. If the paper is caught under both the roller and the fuser, first
pull the paper out from under the roller in the direction the
paper feeds; then pull it in the opposite direction until it is
completely free of the fuser.
Note:
Because the toner on the paper inside the printer may not
have been fixed on the page, it may come off on your hands
while you are removing the paper. If you spill toner on your
clothing, rinse it off with cold water. Using hot water may
leave a permanent stain.
If toner spills inside the printer, do not use the printer until
you remove all of the spilled toner. When you resume normal
printing, the first few pages that pass through the printer may
be slightly smeared with excess toner.
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Troubleshooting
Paper Jam Problems
6. If the paper is caught at the paper ejection section, gently pull the
paper to remove it.
7. Close the printer. Resume printing when the printer warms up.
Troubleshooting
7-15
Power Supply
Power is not being supplied to the printer.
After turning on the printer, the display panel remains blank.
The power cable may be disconnected or may not be completely
plugged into the electrical outlet. Turn off the printer and check
the power cable connections between the printer and the
electrical outlet; then turn the printer back on.
The problem may be with the electrical outlet itself. If the outlet
is controlled by an outside source such as a wall switch, make
sure it is on.
If the printer still does not operate, the outlet may be faulty. Plug
another electrical device into the outlet to check whether the
outlet is operating properly.
7-16
Troubleshooting
Printing Problems
The printer does not print or stops printing.
The ON LINE light is on but nothing is printed.
Your computer may not be properly connected to the printer.
Perform the section on Testing the computer-to-printer
connection in Chapter 2. If the test shows an improper
connection, go on to the next three troubleshooting items below.
If the test shows a proper connection, skip to the last item in this
problem category.
The interface cable may not be plugged in securely. Check both
ends of the cable between the printer and the computer. If you
are using a parallel interface, secure the connector using the wire
retaining clips.
You may not be using the correct interface cable. Make sure that
your interface cable meets the specifications for the printer and
computer.
You may not have selected the correct interface settings with
SelecType. Select the appropriate interface (serial, parallel, or
optional). If you are using a serial interface, also set the baud
rate, protocol, stop bit, and related settings. See your computer
manual for the correct settings and interface requirements.
The software may not be installed properly for your printer. Use
the program’s setup (or install) procedure to check the printer
settings on your computer’s display; then reset the values
correctly. Make sure the SelecType operating mode (LJ-2P, FX, or
LQ) matches your program’s printer driver. See Chapter 3.
The ON LINE light is off.
The printer is off line. Press ON LINE once to set the printer on line
(the ON LINE light comes on).
Troubleshooting
7-17
Printing Problems
The printer stops printing and the display reads PAPER OUT
TONER OUT.
or
Replace the component specified. See Chapter 5 for paper
loading instructions. See Chapter 6 for toner cartridge
replacement instructions.
The printout is not what you expected.
The font you selected with software commands cannot be printed.
The correct orientation (portrait or landscape) may not be
selected. Make sure that the orientation (portrait or landscape)
matches the selected font. The correct font is not selected if the
font does not contain the selected orientation.
The font you selected with your software may not be available.
Be sure you have installed the correct font cartridge.
Characters not belonging to the selected symbol set are being printed.
The expected symbol set may not be available in the printer. Be
sure you have installed the correct font cartridge.
The correct symbol set may not be selected. Specify the desired
symbol set (containing international characters or symbols) with
your software or with SelecType. Available symbol sets in
SelecType vary depending on the printer mode selected. See
Chapter 4 or Appendix C for more information.
All the text is printed on the same line.
A line feed command is not being sent at the end of each line of
text. If you are using the parallel interface, you may be able to
correct this problem by setting the SelecType Level 2
AUTOFEED option to on. See Chapter 4.
Text is printed with an extra blank line in between printed lines.
An extra line feed signal is probably being sent. If you are using
the parallel interface, you may be able to correct this problem by
setting the SelecType Level 2 AUTOFEED option. See Chapter 4.
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Troubleshooting
Printing Problems
Text is printed with an extra blank line even after you set AUTOFEED
to off.
Your interface cable may be sending the extra line feed
command. Disable the AUTOFEED signal of your interface. See
the interface specifications in Chapter 8.
Some or all of the output is garbled or printed as asterisks.
The interface cable may not be plugged in completely. Make sure
that both ends of the cable are plugged in securely.
The interface may not be configured correctly. If you are using a
serial interface, make sure that both the computer and printer are
set to use the same number of data bits per word and that they
both use the same parity, baud rate, and number of stop bits.
You can also use the data dump mode to check the data being
sent from the computer. See the section on data dumps later in
this chapter.
If the printer still does not print correctly, contact your dealer or
a qualified service person.
The position of the printout is not what you expected.
The printed page length differs
from the actual length of the paper.
Check the page length setting in your application program and
make sure that it is set correctly for the selected page length.
The right or left margin setting does not match the actual width of the
paper.
The margin settings of your software program may not be
correct. Change the settings of your application program. If this
does not correct the problem, you can change the right or left
margin with SelecType. The procedure for changing margin
settings varies depending on the selected printer mode. See
Chapter 4.
Troubleshooting
7-19
Printing Problems
Even after changing the page length or margin positions, you find that
the printed position is not correct.
You may need to set the printing position with the T-OFFSET or
L-OFFSET settings in the SYSTEM CONFIG menu of SelecType
Level 1. This feature allows you to adjust the position of the
printable area on the page. See Chapter 4.
7-20
Troubleshooting
Problems With Graphics
Graphic images do not print.
After changing the printer mode, you are unable to print graphics.
You may not have the correct printer driver installed. If you try
to print with a software package set for another printer, nothing
will be printed. Make sure that the driver matches the currently
selected printer mode as described in Chapter 3.
You cannot print graphics using the serial interface.
The WORD LENGTH setting in the I/F SERIAL option of
SelecType Level 2 may not be set correctly. When printing
graphics, make sure that you set an 8-bit data word and not a
7-bit data word.
When printing a mix of text and graphics, the page does not print or is
only partially printed. The display may also show SET FULL PRINT.
The full print buffer setting needs to be changed. To correct this
error, change the FULL PRINT setting in the SYSTEM CONFIG
option of SelecType Level 1 as described in Chapter 4.
Graphics cannot be printed and the display shows PAGE
BUFFER FULL. The full print buffer or the receive buffer setting
needs to be changed. To correct this error, change the FULL
PRINT setting of the SYSTEM CONFIG option in SelecType
Level 1 or the RX-BUFFER setting in SelecType Level 2 as
described in Chapter 4.
Your printer may not have enough memory installed. You need
to simplify the page or install additional memory. Press
CONTINUE to clear the error. For information on adding memory,
see Appendix A.
Troubleshooting
7-21
Problems With Graphics
The message INSUFF MEMORY appears and graphics cannot be
printed.
The full print buffer or the receive buffer setting needs to be
changed. To correct this error, change the FULL PRINT setting
in the SYSTEM CONFIG option of SelecType Level 1 or the
RX-BUFFER SIZE setting in SelecType Level 2 as described in
Chapter 4.
The printer does not have sufficient memory available for the
task you have given it. It may be necessary to simplify the page
you are trying to print or add more memory to the printer. Press
CONTINUE or RESET to clear the error. See Appendix A for
information on adding memory.
7-22
Troubleshooting
SelecType Problems
SelecType does not function as expected.
Settings made with SelecType are ignored.
You may not have saved your settings before turning off or
resetting the printer. Make sure you save your settings with the
SYSTEM CONFIG option SAVE MACRO setting in SelecType
Level 1 or with P-CONFIG SAVE in Level 2. Once you save
Level 1 settings in a macro, you also select a correct macro
number with POWERON MACRO, or SelecType settings return
to their previously-saved default settings after you turn off or
reset the printer.
You may have saved settings to the same macro number in two
or more channels. Never save settings to the same macro number
in different channels or the settings in one channel may affect the
settings in another channel.
The software may either be changing the defaults on the printer
or initializing the printer. This may require that you change the
initialization sequence sent by your software. See your software
manual for more information. You can probably make any
necessary setting with your software.
You may be trying to set certain combinations of settings with
SelecType that cannot be acted on by the printer. Usually,
SelecType does not allow you to make incompatible
combinations. However, certain combinations are not checked
for compatibility until after you exit SelecType and set the
printer on line. Others are not checked at all. See Chapter 4 for
more information about SelecType.
Troubleshooting
7-23
SelecType Problems
Desired SelecType settings are nut displayed.
You may be trying to select a setting that is not available in the
currently selected printer mode. Not all settings are available in
all printer modes. For example, you cannot select OPT from the
INPUT menu if you haven’t installed the optional multi-media
feeder.
You may have entered the wrong level of SelecType. Whenever
you enter SelecType, you may find it useful to refer to Chapter 4
or the SelecType map on the Quick Reference card.
7-24
Troubleshooting
Paper Handling
Paper does not feed properly.
Paper does not feed at all.
The correct paper cassette may not be selected. If you are using
the optional multi-media feeder, make sure the INPUT menu is
set to OPT or AUTO. When you select AUTO, the page-size
setting in the P-SIZE menu determines whether paper feeds from
the standard paper cassette or the multi-media feeder. (The size
of the paper in the multi-media feeder is checked first.) See
Chapter 4 to change the INPUT setting.
The ONLINE light is off.
The printer is off line. Press ONLINE to set the printer on line.
Paper feeds crookedly or jams.
Paper feeds crookedly in the printer.
The paper guide of the manual feed guide or the optional multimedia feeder may not be set correctly. Adjust the position of the
guides so that the paper can slide in and out freely. If the paper
guides are too tight, they can cause the paper to bind; if they are
too loose, the paper may feed crookedly into the printer. See
Chapter 5.
The paper stops feeding and the FEED JAM or PAPER JAM message
appears on the display.
The paper has jammed in the printer. Correct the error following
the instructions found earlier in this chapter.
Multiple pages feed into the printer.
You may not have tapped the paper edges sufficiently to ensure
smooth paper feeding. If the paper has jammed, remove it
following the instructions on clearing a paper jam earlier in this
chapter. Reinsert the paper and try printing again.
Troubleshooting
7-25
Paper Handling
Poor quality paper can cause paper feeding errors of this type.
Make sure your paper supply is not too thin or rough. See
Chapter 5 for more information on the types of paper that can be
fed automatically and the types that require manual feeding.
The paper feeds but then jams at the paper eject area.
There may be too much paper in the output tray. Never let more
than 50 sheets accumulate in the face-down output tray on top of
the printer.
Printed pages curl too much and are not placed in the output tray
properly.
Your paper may be moist or damp. Printing is sensitive to
moisture absorbed by the paper. Do not store your paper in a
humid or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for your printer.
Smooth, high-quality copier paper is recommended for best
results. See Chapter 5 for more on choosing paper.
Most paper has a natural “curl” that may be emphasized when
the paper is run through a laser printer. One side of the paper
tends to curl more than the other side. Turn the stack of paper
over in your paper cassette and try printing again. As a rule,
your ream of paper displays an arrow on one end to show the
side of the paper that is best for printing. Make sure the “best”
print side is fed face down into the printer.
Thin paper creases.
Use the Special paper setting. See page 5-6 for instructions.
7-26
Troubleshooting
Paper Handling
The printer prints a page and then stops.
The display reads PAPER SIZE ERROR and the CONTINUE light
flashes.
You may have selected the wrong paper size with your
application software. Check the paper size setting in your
software.
You may be trying to use a non-standard paper size (one that is
not listed on the P-SIZE menu in SelecType Level 1). You may be
able to feed this paper manually as described in Chapter 5. Be
sure to use only paper sizes that are within the specified range
listed in Chapter 8.
The paper size currently set with P-SIZE may not match your
paper size. There are several ways of dealing with this error: if
the FEED light is out, simply press CONTINUE to clear the error.
Then press the SelecType button to enter SelecType Level 1. Make
sure that the correct paper cassette is selected and that the paper
size you wish to use matches the P-SIZE setting. If it does not,
change the P-SIZE setting and save the new setting with the
SYSTEM CONFIG option SAVE MACRO setting.
If the FEED light is on, indicating that data remains in the printer,
you cannot change SelecType settings. However, you can still
enter SelecType Level 1 and check the INPUT and P-SIZE
settings. If you are using an incorrect paper size, simply replace
it with the size indicated in P-SIZE and continue printing. If the
SelecType settings are incorrect, you need to press RESET to clear
the data in the printer. Next, enter SelecType Level 1 and change
the paper-size setting to match the size of the paper you are
using. Save the new setting with the SYSTEM CONFIG option
SAVE MACRO setting and continue with your printing. For
more information on using SelecType, see Chapter 4.
Troubleshooting
7-27
Paper Handling
CAUTION:
When you press the RESET button, any data remaining
in the printer is lost.
If you continue to print using paper that is smaller
than the size of paper set with your software, toner
may accumulate inside the photoconductor unit and
damage it. Make sure you set the P-SIZE setting to
match the paper you are using. If the AUTO CONT
option is on, the paper size error is detected but
cleared automatically and printing continues. In most
cases, leave AUTO CONT set to off.
7-28
Troubleshooting
Decline in Print Quality
If the print quality declines, read through the following section and
try to match your problem with the descriptions below. The
descriptions may not always match your problem exactly, so try to
find one of a similar type.
Note: If the print quality problem remains after you work through
the suggestions in this section, make a list of the corrective steps
you have taken and contact your dealer or a qualified service
person for assistance.
The print quality is not what you expected.
CAUTION: Make sure you install the photoconductor unit
before installing the toner cartridge; otherwise you may
damage the printer.
Printed pages have a dark or dirty background.
The print density may be set for darker print. Turn the print
density knob counterclockwise for lighter print.
The transfer charger wire may be dirty. Clean the wire as
described in Chapter 6.
There may be a problem with the toner cartridge or
photoconductor unit. Replace the cartridge as described in
Chapter 6. If that does not solve the problem, replace the
photoconductor unit.
If the print quality problem persists, contact a qualified service
person.
Troubleshooting
7-29
Decline in Print Quality
Vertical black or white bands or lines appear on printed pages.
The transfer charger wire may be dirty. Clean the wire as
described in Chapter 6.
The lens of the toner cartridge may be dirty. Open the front
cover, remove the toner cartridge, and place it on a clean, flat
surface. Locate the clear lens that runs the length of the cartridge
and is located beneath the lengthwise wire screen. Remove the
tape on the side of the lens and slide the lens out of the cartridge.
Wipe the lens with a soft clean dry lintfree cloth, moving left to
right without stopping. Reinsert it in the cartridge until it clicks
in place. Then reinsert the toner cartridge in the printer and close
the front cover.
If the print quality problem persists, replace the photoconductor
unit as described in Chapter 6.
Horizontal black
or
white bands appear on printed pages.
The transfer charger wire may be dirty. Clean the wire as
described in Chapter 6.
There may be a problem with the toner cartridge. Replace the
cartridge as described in Chapter 6.
There may be a problem with the photoconductor unit. Replace
the photoconductor unit as described in Chapter 6.
Periodic dirty marks appear in the printout.
If the marks are approximately 10-20 mm (2/5 to 4/5 inch) in length,
replace the toner cartridge as described in Chapter 6.
If the marks are approximately 60-180 mm (2% to 7 inches) in
length, there may be a scratch on the photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit as described in Chapter 6.
7-30
Troubleshooting
Decline in Print Quality
Toner smudges across the printed pages.
The bottom of the photoconductor unit may be dirty. Remove
the photoconductor unit and wipe the bottom of it with a clean,
dry cloth. Then reinstall it as described in Chapter 6.
There may be a problem with the toner cartridge. Replace the
cartridge as described in Chapter 6.
The darkness of the printout is uneven.
The transfer charger wire may be dirty. Clean the wire as
described in Chapter 6.
If this does not correct the problem, replace the toner cartridge as
described in Chapter 6.
Irregular areas of missing image appear on the printed page.
Your paper may be moist or damp. Printing is sensitive to
moisture absorbed by the paper. The higher the moisture content
in the paper, the lighter the printed output. Do not store your
paper in a humid or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters
appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See Chapter 5 for information on
choosing paper.
The transfer charger wire may be dirty. Clean the wire as
described in Chapter 6.
Troubleshooting
7-31
Decline in Print Quality
Completely blank pages are output.
If the TONER LOW message appears on the display, replace the
toner cartridge as described in Chapter 6.
Check to be sure that the toner cartridge is properly installed as
described in Chapter 1.
The problem may be with your software program or interface
cable. Run a test print or print out a status sheet. If blank pages
continue to print, the problem may be with the printer. Turn off
the printer and contact your dealer or a qualified service person.
A black page is printed.
Check to be sure that the toner cartridge is properly installed as
described in Chapter 1.
The toner cartridge may need to be replaced. Replace the toner
cartridge as described in Chapter 6.
The printed image is light or faint.
The transfer charger wire may be dirty. Clean the wire as
described in Chapter 6.
Your paper may be moist or damp. Printing is sensitive to
moisture absorbed by the paper. The higher the moisture content
in the paper, the lighter the printed output. Do not store your
paper in a humid or damp environment.
If the TONER LOW message appears, replace the toner cartridge
as described in Chapter 6.
The print density knob may not be set correctly. Raise the printer
cover and turn the print density knob clockwise. See Chapter 2
for information on adjusting the print density knob.
If the problem persists, replace the photoconductor unit as
described in Chapter 6.
7-32
Troubleshooting
Decline in Print Quality
The printed image is too dark.
The print density knob may not be set correctly. Raise the printer
cover and turn the print density knob counterclockwise. See
Chapter 2 for information on adjusting the print density knob.
If the problem persists, replace the photoconductor unit as
described in Chapter 6.
Troubleshooting
7-33
Options
Using optional font cartridges, the printer does not operate as
expected.
The desired font cannot be selected.
You may not have inserted the font cartridge correctly. Reinsert
the cartridge as described in Appendix B.
The correct page orientation (portrait or landscape) may not be
selected with SelecType. Only fonts containing the selected
orientation are available. See Font Cartridges in Appendix B for
more information.
Using the optional multi-media feeder, the printer does not
operate properly.
Paper does not feed from the multi-media feeder.
Be sure you have made the proper paper choice with your
application software.
The INPUT menu in SelecType Level 1 may be set to STD. To use
the multi-media feeder, the INPUT option in SelecType Level 1
must be set to OPT or AUTO. Change the setting as described in
Chapter 4.
There may be no paper in the multi-media feeder. Load paper
into the multi-media feeder.
You may have tried to load too many sheets of paper in the
multi-media feeder. The tray can hold a maximum of 150 sheets
2
of 75g/m (20 lb) paper.
7-34
Troubleshooting
Options
Several sheets feed into the printer at one time and jam (the FEED JAM
or PAPER JAM message appears on the display).
You may not be fanning and tapping the stack of paper
sufficiently. Remove the jammed paper following the
instructions earlier in this chapter. Before reloading paper, be
sure to tap the paper and even up the edges of the stack. Also, do
not load paper that is creased or folded.
You may not be using the correct paper for your printer. Make
sure your paper matches the specifications listed in Chapter 8. If
the finish of the paper is too smooth or too rough, paper feeding
may be difficult. Try feeding each sheet manually.
The thickness of the paper also affects paper feeding. Always test
your paper before purchasing it in large quantities.
Using an optional interface, the printer does not operate as
expected.
The printout is garbled
or
the printer does not print.
Your computer may not be properly connected to the printer.
Perform the section on Testing the computer-to-printer
connection in Chapter 2. If the test shows an improper
connection, go on to the next three troubleshooting items below.
If the test shows a proper connection, skip to the last item in this
problem category.
The interface may not be configured correctly. If you are using a
serial interface, make sure that both the computer and printer are
set to use the same number of data bits per word and that they
both use the same parity, baud rate, and number of stop bits. See
your computer manual for the correct settings.
You may also need to change the DIP switch settings of your
interface board. Before changing these settings, however, make
sure the printer is turned off.
Troubleshooting
7-35
Options
The optional interface may not be installed correctly. Turn off the
printer and unplug the interface cable and the power cable. Then
check to see that the mating connector of the interface is correctly
plugged into the main board. See The Optional Interface Board
in Appendix A for more information.
You may be using the wrong interface cable. Check with your
dealer to make sure you have the right cable. Also make sure
that you are using a shielded cable.
After installing additional memory, the printer does not function
as expected.
After you turn on the power, the RAM Check message does not display
the expected amount of memory.
The RAM chips or the memory board may not be installed
correctly. Turn off the printer and check the installation. Make
sure that the chips are installed in the correct sector of the
memory board and that each chip is firmly seated in its socket.
Also make sure that the notches on the chips are all pointing in
the correct direction. See Appendix A for more information.
Complex pages still cannot be printed and the INSUFF MEMORY
message appears on the display.
FULL PRINT, RX-BUFFER, or CH option setting in SelecType
may need to be changed. See Chapter 4 for more information.
You may not have installed enough memory. You can add up to
5.0MB of memory for a total of 5.5MB. If you have added all of
the extra memory possible and the error message continues to
appear, you may have to simplify the document you are trying to
print.
7-36
Troubleshooting
Data Dump Mode
Data dump mode is a special feature that makes it easy for
experienced users to find the cause of communication problems
between the printer and computer. The data dump mode produces
an exact printout of the codes reaching the printer.
1. Make sure that the printer is loaded with paper and turned off.
2. Hold down the SelecType button while you turn on the printer.
Make sure you hold the button down until the message HEX
DUMP appears on the display.
3. Run any program that causes the printer to print (either an
application program or a program written in any programming
language). Your printer prints out all of the codes sent to it in
hexadecimal format as shown in the sample below.
0000
1B 52 10 1B 43 45 1B 6B 00 1B 70 00 1B 63 0C 1B .R..CE.k..p..c..
0001
0002
0003
0004
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
000A
000B
000C
000D
74
74
63
73
61
20
6C
61
20
65
20
79
20
01
69
68
20
79
74
75
6E
79
20
0D
20
70
1B
6E
61
70
20
68
74
20
6F
6F
0A
6F
61
32
67
70
72
65
65
69
65
75
66
69
6E
6E
54
20
74
6F
6E
69
6F
72
72
20
73
20
65
72
20
65
62
63
72
6E
72
20
69
20
74
6C
6F
20
72
6C
6F
20
73
6F
62
6E
74
68
2E
75
20
20
65
75
6C
2E
72
65
66
68
65
20
62
20
64
6D
6E
69
20
20
73
6F
65
20
0D
6C
0D
69
73
74
68
0D
6F
74
72
20
63
0A
65
0A
73
20
65
65
0A
63
20
6D
64
6F
20
54
63
79
72
6C
0D
63
73
61
69
6E
73
68
75
6F
20
79
0A
75
6F
74
73
74
68
69
73
75
61
20
49
72
75
69
70
72
6F
73
73
20
6E
73
66
73
72
6F
6C
6F
6F
20
65
6D
64
6F
20
2C
63
6E
61
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4. To turn off the data dump mode and stop printing, press ON LINE
to set the printer off line. (If you press ON LINE while a page is
being printed, the ON LINE light flashes until the page is ejected
and the printer goes off line.) To exit the data dump mode, turn
off the printer or hold down the RESET button until INITIALIZE
appears on the display.
Troubleshooting
7-37
Data Dump Mode
Look at the sample data dump printout shown in Step 3. By reading
the characters printed in the text field on the right side of the data
dump printout or the printout of hexadecimal codes, you can check
what codes are being sent to the printer. In the text field, printable
characters appear as their true ASCII characters. Non-printable
codes, such as control codes, are represented by dots.
7-38
Troubleshooting
Chapter 8
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-2
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper and paper delivery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumable products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controller hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-2
8-3
8-8
8-10
8-10
8-11
8-11
Interface Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial interface (RS232C). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-12
8-12
8-16
8-19
Initialization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default settings in HP emulation mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
Default settings in LQ and FX emulation modes . . . . . . 8-22
Option Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-media feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-24
8-24
Technical Specifications 8-1
Printer Specifications
Printing
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
300 x 300 dpi
Printing speed:
Up to 6 pages per minute for letter-size
(depending on the font and quantity of data)
First print:
Less than 20 seconds with letter
(except when the STANDBY mode is on)
Warm-up time:
45 seconds or less at normal temperature
Internal modes:
HP LaserJet series II emulation
ESC/P 24-pin printer emulation (LQ-2500)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation
(FX-850/1050)
IC card slot:
1 slot for identity cards
Cartridge slot:
1 slot for font cartridges
Resident fonts:
HP LaserJet series IIP mode
Courier 10 cpi
Courier 12 cpi
Courier 10 cpi Bold
Courier 12 cpi Bold
Line printer 16.66 cpi
Upright/Italic
Upright/Italic
Upright
Upright
Upright
P/L
P/L
P/L
P/L
P/L
P: Portrait, L: Landscape
The Italic, Bold, and Landscape effects are
created internally.
8-2 Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
FX and LQ modes
Courier 10 cpi Upright/Italic*
Courier 12 cpi Upright/Italic*
Line printer
Upright
16.66 cpi
Prestige 12 cpi Upright
Prestige 20 cpi Upright
M/B P/L
M/B P/L
M/B* P/L
M/B* P/L*
M/B* P/L*
M: Medium, B: Bold, P: Portrait, L: Landscape
* The Italic, Bold, and Landscape effects are
created internally.
External fonts:
Optional fonts provided with font cartridges.
Download fonts
Paper and paper delivery
Paper specifications
Types:
Plain paper
Special papers:
Labels
Envelopes
Transparencies
Colored paper
Card stock
Epson does not recommend or guarantee the
use of any particular brand of paper. Because
paper characteristics are subject to change by
individual manufacturers, it is your
responsibility to ensure the quality of paper
used with the printer.
Technical Specifications 8-3
Printer Specifications
Paper weight:
Plain paper: 60-90 g/m , 16-24 lb
2
Card stock: 90-157 g/m , 24-42 1b
2
Paper size:
Paper sizes using SelecType
Paper:
Type
A4
A5
B5
F4
Letter
Legal
Half-Letter
Executive
Government Legal
Government Letter
Size
210 x 297 mm
148 x 210 mm
182 x 257 mm
210 x 330 mm
8.5 x 11 inches
8.5 x 14 inches
5.5 x 8.5 inches
7.25 x 10.5 inches
8.5 x 13 inches
8.0 x 10.5 inches
Envelope:
Monarch
Commercial-10
DL
C5
3 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches
4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
110 x 220 m m
l62x229mm
Paper size range using software commands
Width 98-216 mm (3.86-8.5 inches)
Length 148-356 mm (5.83-14 inches)
8-4
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
Printable area:
Special sizes:
Basically, the paper area within a ¼ inch
(6.4 mm) border is the printable area for any
paper size. Details for paper sizes using
SelecType are shown below.
Technical Specifications 8-5
Printer Specifications
HP LJ-2P mode
(Units = dots at 300 dpi;
I, r, t, b = 50 dots)
8-6
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
FX and LQ emulation modes
(Units = dots at 300 dpi)
Technical Specifications 8-7
Printer Specifications
Paper feed alignment and direction:
Center alignment for all sizes
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Input paper supply (75 glm2 or 20 lb paper):
100 sheets
150 sheets (optional multi-media feeder)
15 envelopes (optional multi-media feeder)
Paper eject:
Face-down only
Paper eject capacity (75 glm2 or 20 lb paper):
50 sheets
Consumable products
Toner cartridge (S050002):
Storage temperature: 0 to 30°C (32 to 80°F)
For less than 20 days -20 to 43°C (4 to 109°F)
Storage humidity: 20% to 80% RH
For less than 20 days 5% to 95%
Shelf life: 18 months after production
Typical life is up to 5000 pages under the
following conditions: Letter-size paper,
continuous printing, and 5% print ratio.
Examples of a 5% print ratio are shown on
the next page. Atmospheric pressure: No less
than 740 millibar (about the same as 2500 m
or 8200 ft altitude).
The number of pages you can print with a
toner cartridge varies depending on the type
of printing. If you print dense text exceeding
the 5% print ratio, your cartridge may print
fewer pages.
8-8
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
Photoconductor unit (S051005):
Storage temperature: 0 to 30°C (32 to 80°F)
For less than 20 days -20 to 43°C
(-4 to 109°F)
Storage humidity: 20% to 80% RH
For less than 20 days 5% to 95%
Shelf life: 18 months after production
Life:
Photoconductor unit life is up to 30,000 pages.
Atmospheric pressure: No less than 740
millibar (about the same as atmospheric
pressure at 2500 m or 8200 ft altitude).
Example of a 5% print ratio
(reduced printout, Letter-size
paper).
Ozone filter (packaged with toner cartridge):
Replace at the same time as the toner
cartridge.
Technical Specifications 8-9
Printer Specifications
Mechanical
Dimensions and weight:
177 mm (7.0 inches)
356 mm (14.0 inches)*
Width: 479 mm (18.9 inches)
479 mm (18.9 inches)*
Depth: 362 mm (14.3 inches)
700 mm (27.6 inches)*
Weight: Approx. 13 kg (29 lb.)*
Height:
* Including paper cassette, photoconductor
unit, output tray, and toner cartridge.
Electrical
Rated Voltage:
120 VAC
Rated current:
7A
Rated frequency range:
50 Hz to 60 Hz
Power consumption:
Less than 600 W
Dielectric strength (between AC line and chassis):
Can withstand 1250 VAC rms for 1 minute.
8-10
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications
Controller hardware
CPU:
68000 (CPU clock 14.1312 MHz)
RAM:
Standard: 0.5 MB (expandable up to 5.5MB)
Environmental
Temperature:
0 to 30°C (32 to 80°F)
Humidity:
20% to 80% RH
Atmospheric pressure:
Operating Angle:
No less than 740 millibar (about the same as
atmospheric pressure at a 2500 m or 8200 ft
altitude)
Should be kept level.
Technical Specifications
8-11
Interface Specifications
The printer has the following resident interfaces:
Centronics parallel
RS-232C serial
Parallel interface
Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface.
Parallel interface pin assignments
The parallel interface connector pin assignments and a description of
the interface signals are shown in the table below.
Signal Pin Return Pin Signal
Direction Description
1
19
STROBE
IN
The STROBE pulse to
read data in. Pulse width
must be more than 0.5
microseconds at the
receiving terminal. This
terminal is “High” usually;
reading data starts when
the terminal goes “Low.”
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DATA
DATA
DATA
DATA
DATA
DATA
DATA
DATA
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
These signals represent
parallel data bits 1 to 8,
respectively. Each signal
is at HIGH level when
data is logical 1 and at
LOW level when it is
logical 0.
8-12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Technical Specifications
Interface Specifications
Signal Pin
Return Pin
Signal
Direction Description
10
28
ACKNLG
OUT
About a 10-microsecond
pulse. LOW indicates data
has been received and
that the printer is ready to
accept more data. This
signal is output as a pair
with BUSY.
11
29
BUSY
OUT
A HIGH signal indicates
that the printer cannot
receive data. The signal
goes HIGH in the
following cases:
During data entry
(for each character)
When off line
During printer-error
state
12
30
PE
OUT
A HIGH signal indicates
the printer is out of paper.
13
SLCTOUT
OUT
Pulled up to 5 volts
through 3.3 K ohm
resistance.
14
AUTOFEED
IN
When LOW, the paper is
automatically fed one line
after printing. (The signal
level can be fixed using
SelecType.) Sampling is
carried out when the
power is on or the printer
is initialized with the
control panel button.
15
NC
Technical Specifications
8-13
Interface Specifications
8-14 Technical Specifications
Interface Specifications
Note:
All interface conditions are based on TTL level. Both the rise
and fall 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 the receipt of the ACKNLG signal or when the
level of the BUSY signal is LOW. The relationship between
BUSY and ACKNLG can be changed using SelecType. See
Chapter 4.
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. These cables should be shielded
and connected to the chassis of the host computer and the
printer. .
Interface timing
The figure below shows the timing for the parallel interface.
0.5µs min. 0.5µs min.
Varies depending on the Selec Type setting.
0µs typ, 5µs typ, 10µs typ, or ACKNLG
Signal is not changed.
Technical Specifications
8-15
Interface Specifications
Note that it is possible to change the timing between ACKNLG and
BUSY.
Signal level:
TTL compatible
Serial interface (RS-232C)
Data format
Word length: 7 or 8 bits
Parity: none, odd or even
Stop bits: 1 or 2
Printer ready protocol: enabled (DTR and
XON/XOFF protocol set to ON.)
The data format can be set using options and
menu items in SelecType.
Baud rate
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
bits per second.
Signal level
RS-232C: Conforms to EIA
Connector
D-sub 25-pin connector
8-16
Technical Specifications
Interface Specifications
Serial interface pin assignments
The serial interface connector pin assignments and a description of
the interface signals are shown in the table below. The direction of
signals is given relative to the printer.
Signal Pin
Signa I Direction Description
1
FG
2
TXD
OUT
Transmits data. This pin transmits serial data
from the printer to the computer.
3
RXD
IN
Received data. This pin transmits serial data from
the computer to the printer.
4
RTS
OUT
Request to send. This pin is held high by the
printer.
5
CTS
IN
Clear to send. This pin indicates that the
computer is ready to receive data from the
printer. The printer will not proceed unless the
signal is high. Can be set high with SelecType.
6
DSR
IN
Data set ready. This pin indicates that the
computer is ready to receive data from the
printer. Can be set high with SelecType.
7
SG
20
DTR
This line is connected to the printer chassis.
Signal ground. This pin provides a ground for all
the signal lines.
OUT
Data terminal ready. This pin indicates whether or
not the printer is ready to receive data. If the
printer ready protocol is not selected, this pin is
always high (i.e. the printer is ready to receive
data). If printer ready protocol is selected, the
printer can accept data when the pin level is high,
and cannot accept data when the pin level is low.
When the DTR signal goes low the host computer
must stop sending data within 128 characters.
Can be set high or low with SelecType.
Technical Specifications
8-17
Interface Specifications
Handshaking
The printer’s serial interface can use DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
signal levels and XON/XOFF communication protocols either
separately or in combination
XON/XOFF protocol
When the vacant area for data in the input buffer drops to 128 bytes,
the printer outputs an XOFF code, indicating that the printer cannot
receive more data. Once the vacant area for data in the buffer
recovers to 256 bytes, the printer outputs an XON code, indicating
that the printer is again ready to receive data.
XON/XOFF protocol can be enabled using SelecType. The factory
setting is “ENABLE.”
DTR/DSR protocol
When the printer can receive the data, the printer sets the DTR signal
level to high (SPACE). When the printer cannot receive data, the
printer sets the DTR signal level to low (MARK). If the DTR menu in
SelecType is set to off, the DTR signal is always treated as high
(SPACE.) The printer sends the TXD (transmitted data) only when
the DSR signal level is set to high (SPACE) except the DSR menu in
SelecType is set to off. If the DSR menu in SelecType is set to off, the
DSR signal is always treated as high (SPACE.)
DTR/DSR protocol can be enabled using SelecType. The factory
settings are DTR “ON” and DSR “OFF.”
Error handling
A * character is printed if a parity error, framing error, or over-run
error is detected.
8-18
Technical Specifications
Initialization
There are five types of printer initialization (returning the printer to
a fixed set of conditions).
All of the printer’s parameters return to the default power-on
settings:
When the power is turned on.
When the power is turned off and, after at least 5 seconds, turned
on again.
When the CONTINUE button on the printer is pressed until the
display shows “INITIALIZE.”
You clear the data received and return the current SelecType Level 1
settings to the saved settings:
When the CONTINUE button is pressed and RESET appears on the
printer display,* and your software sends the RESET command
to the printer.*
You return the current SelecType Level 1 settings to the saved
settings:
When you perform the LOAD MACRO setting in the SelecType
Level 1 SYSTEM CONFIG option.
You return the current SelecType (Level 1 and Level 2) settings to the
saved settings:
When you perform the FACTORY RESET option in SelecType
Level 2.
*
Some parameters may not be changed by this method. Refer to
the individual printer mode descriptions in Appendix D.
Technical Specifications
8-19
Initialization
The following tables list the default conditions that become valid
when the printer is initialized. The default conditions are different
for each printer mode.
Default settings in HP emulation mode
Item
Factory Reset
Reset
Paper input
AUTO
SelecType setting
Paper size
Letter
SelecType setting
Orientation
Portrait
SelecType setting
Copy count
1
SelecType setting
Page length
70 lines
Depends on the paper size
and orientation settings VMI
8
/48 inch (6 lines per inch) *
Top margin
½ inch (150 dots)
½ inch (150 dots) when
SelecType OFFSET is 0
Text lines
64 lines
SelecType setting Text
length
Portrait
64 lines
SelecType setting
Left margin
logical page left margin
logical page left margin
Right margin
logical page right margin
logical page right margin
Line termination
CR=CR, LF=LF, FF=FF
CR=CR, LF-LF, FF=FF
8-20 Technical Specifications
Initialization
*
Item
Factory Reset
Reset
Fonts (both primary
and secondary)
Symbol set
Spacing
Pitch
Height
Style
Strokeweight
Typeface
Roman-8
Fixed
10cpi
12 point
Upright
Medium
Courier
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Underline
Off
Off
Font ID
0
0
Character code
0
0
Raster graphic resolution
75 dpi
75 dpi
Macro number
0
0
End of line wrap
Off
Off
Display function
Off
Off
Advanced graphics
H-size=0, V-size=0, ID=0
H-size=0, V-size=0, ID=0
Symbol set
Roman-8
SelecType setting
Font numbers are saved in EEPROM, and font attributes are selected with the
SelecType SYMSET option.
Technical Specifications
8-21
Initialization
Default settings in LQ and FX emulation modes
Item
Factory Reset
Reset
Paper input
Auto
SelecType setting
Paper size
Letter
SelecType setting
Page length
62 lines
Depends on the paper size
and orientation settings.
Top of form
0.5 inch
SelecType setting
Left margin
Left edge of the
printable area.
SelecType setting or left
edge of the printable area.
Right margin
80 columns (10 cpi)
Depends on the default right
margin set with SelecType.
Horizontal tab
settings
Every eight characters.
(The character width is
10 cpi.)
Every eight characters. (The
character width depends on
the SelecType condensed
print menu setting.)
Vertical tab
settings
Every 1/6 inch
Every 1/6 inch
VFU channel
Channel 0
Channel 0
Character
spacing
10cpi
Depends on the condensed
print menu setting.
International
character set
USA
SelecType setting
Typeface
Courier
SelecType setting
Proportional
spacing
Fixed
SelecType setting
Character
table (ESC t)
On (ESC t1)
SelecType setting
Condensed
off
SelecType setting
Skip bottom
Disable
SelecType setting
8-22
Technical Specifications
Initialization
Item
Underline,
Superscript,
Subscript,
Double-width,
Bold
Italic
Factory Reset
Reset
off
Off
Upright
Upright
Intercharacter 0
spacing
0
Justification
Off
Off
DC 1, DC 3
DC 1
DC 1
MSB
Enable
Enable
Technical Specifications
8-23
Option Specifications
Multi-media feeder
Electrical
Power supply:
Insulation resistance:
DC 24 V supplied by the printer
10 Mohm minimum
Dielectric strength (between AC line and chassis):
Can withstand 1250 VAC rms for one minute.
Paper and paper delivery
Paper Width: 98-216 mm (3.86-8.50 inches)
Size:
Paper Length: 148-356 mm (5.83-14.0 inches)
Weight:
Plain paper:
2
60-157 g/m (1642 lb) Manual feed
2
60-90 g/m (16-24 lb) Auto feed
Envelope:
2
60-90 g/m (16-24 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Tray capacity up to 150 sheets (75 g/m or
20 lb-paper)
Tray capacity up to 15 envelopes
2
(60-90 g/m or 16-24 lb paper)
2
Manual Feed
60-157 g/m (16-42 lb) plain paper or
2
60-90 g/m (16-24 lb) envelope
2
Feeding speed:
8-24
Up to 6 pages per minute (letter-size paper).
Technical Specifications
Option Specifications
Mechanical
Dimensions and weight:
Without the printer:
Height:
Width:
Depth:
175 mm (6.9 inches)
326 mm (12.8 inches)
384 mm (15.1 inches)
Technical Specifications
8-25
Appendix A
Options
The Multi-Media Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the multi-media feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating the multi-media feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-2
A-2
A-5
A-7
The Optional Interface Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the interface board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-10
A-10
The Memory Expansion Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Installing RAM chips on the memory board . . . . . . . . . A-14
Installing the board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Checking the board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-20
Optional Epson GL Identity Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caring for cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Epson GL identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recovering from a card error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-21
A-21
A-21
A-22
A-24
A-25
A-26
Options A-1
The Multi-Media Feeder
The optional multi-media feeder handles automatic feeding of many
types of paper. It holds up to 150 sheets of paper, and it can feed
paper from 98 to 216 mm (3.86 to 8.50 inches) wide and from 148 to
356 mm (5.83 to 14.0 inches) long. You can load two different sizes of
paper in your printer at once (one size in the multi-media feeder and
the other in your standard paper cassette). You can also set
SelecType Level 1 INPUT to AUTO and use both the multi-media
feeder and the standard paper cassette for continuous printing of up
to 250 sheets of the same size paper.
Installing the multi-media feeder
Note: If you purchased your printer and your multi-media feeder
at the same time, set up your printer by following the instructions
in Chapters 1 and 2 of this manual before you install the multimedia feeder. Be sure to run the test print as described in
Chapter 2 to make sure the printer is working properly.
A-2 Options
The Multi-Media Feeder
1. Remove the manual feed paper guide.
2. Attach the multi-media feeder as shown below. Then, mount the
multi-media feeder safely on the printer.
Options A-3
The Multi-Media Feeder
3. Move the paper guide on the multi-media feeder as shown
below.
4. Open the lid of the multi-media feeder.
A-4 Options
The Multi-Media Feeder
Loading paper
1. To load paper into the multi-media feeder, first raise up the
paper cover.
2. Adjust the paper guides to match the paper size you are using, as
shown below.
Options A-5
The Multi-Media Feeder
3. Take a stack of paper and fan it. Tap the edges of the paper on a
flat surface to even up the stack.
4. Insert a stack of paper into the multi-media feeder, making sure
the top of stack does not exceed the maximum height of the
paper guide, as shown below. Gently push the paper in as far as
it will go.
Note: You can load up to 15 envelopes in the multi-media feeder.
Be sure to load them lengthwise and face-down.
A-6 Options
The Multi-Media Feeder
5. Close the paper cover.
Operating the multi-media feeder
To feed paper from the multi-media feeder automatically, you need
to change the paper source with your application software, or you
can change the INPUT menu in SelecType Level 1. Also, you may
need to change the paper size with your application software or with
the P-SIZE menu in SelecType Level 1 to match the paper size in the
multi-media feeder. See Chapter 5, Changing the paper size setting.
Selecting the feeding method
1. Press SelecType to enter SelecType Level 1.
2. Press
or
until the INPUT option appears on the display.
Options A-7
The Multi-Media Feeder
3. Press
to change the feeding method.
4. Press
or
to choose the feeding method. Two of the feeding
methods can select the multi-media feeder.
STD Standard
feeds from the paper cassette
OPT Option
feeds from multi-media feeder
AUTO Auto select feeds from the paper stock for suitable
paper size
Note: AUTO feeding selects the multi-media feeder if both the
paper sizes in both the standard cassette and multi-media feeder
are the same.
5. Press
6. Press
to set the paper feeding method.
exit SelecType.
A-8 Options
The Multi-Media Feeder
Note: The new paper setting is effective only temporarily in the
current printer mode unless you use SelecType’s Level 1 SAVE
MACRO setting so the paper size you use most often is
automatically selected whenever you turn on, reset, or initialize
your printer. See Chapter 5, Saving the new paper-size setting.
Depending on your application software, you may need to select the
multi-media feeder using your software, rather than with SelecType.
See Chapter 3 for information on using the printer with application
programs.
Status messages
The messages listed below may appear on the display while you are
operating the printer with the multi-media feeder. See Chapter 7 for
the steps to clear these messages.
PAPER SIZE ERROR
TRAY SET xxx
PAPER OUT
PAPER OUT xxx
RESELECT TRAY
FEED JAM
PAPER JAM
Options A-9
The Optional Interface Board
You can use one of the following optional interface boards for your
printer. For information on other types of interface boards, contact
your Epson dealer.
Available interface boards:
32 Kbyte serial interface (C823071)
32 Kbyte Parallel interface (C823101)
Installing the interface board
To install an optional interface board, you need a cross-head
screwdriver. Set the DIP switches on the optional interface board
according to the instructions in its accompanying manual before you
install the board.
1. Turn off the printer. Then unplug the power cord and disconnect
all interface cables from the rear of the printer.
WARNING: Do not remove any screws other than the
brass-colored screws specified below.
2. Use a cross-head screwdriver to remove the two brass-colored
screws securing the shield plate; then lift off the plate as shown.
A-10 Options
The Optional Interface Board
3. Insert the interface board by sliding it along the guides in the
printer. Push firmly on the board until it locks in place.
4. Hand-tighten the screws on the interface board until snug.
5. Turn the printer around. Then attach the proper interface cable
to the computer and to the optional interface connector.
6. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then plug the power cord
into the printer.
Options
A-11
The Optional Interface Board
Before you use the interface board, you may need to change the
printer mode and the interface connection with SelecType, but if you
are using the SelecType default of AUTO-SENSE, you probably will
not need to change any SelecType settings. The optional interface
can be selected as Channel O. See Chapter 4 for information on using
SelecType to change printer modes for Channel O.
A-12 Options
The Memory Expansion Board
You probably need to add memory if you have trouble printing
complex or graphics-intensive pages, or if any of the following
messages appear often: INSUFF MEMORY, PAGE BUFFER FULL, or
ADD MEMORY. Using the INDIVIDUAL setting in the CH mode in
SelecType also requires additional memory.
To add memory, you need the optional OK memory board and
enough memory chip sets to equal the amount of memory that you
want to add. There are two types of chips you can buy for the
memory expansion board:
256Kbit x 4 80 ns DRAM 20-pin DIP (Four of these constitute a
0.5MB chip set.)
1Mbit x 4 80 ns DRAM 20-pin DIP (Four of these constitute a
2.0MB chip set.)
The printer’s built-in memory is 0.5MB. By installing the RAM chips
as described in this section you can increase the printer’s memory up
to 5.5MB.
Note:
The optional Epson GL identity (ID) card requires a minimum
of 1MB additional memory. If you use another ID card,
consult its manual for memory requirements.
Although the memory board can hold up to 8.0MB of RAM
chips, the printer can access only 5.0MB of additional
memory.
Memory chips can be purchased from Epson Accessories.
First you install the RAM chips on the memory board. Then you
install the memory board in the printer. If you have questions about
this process, see your dealer or a qualified service person.
Options
A-13
The Memory Expansion Board
Installing RAM chips on the memory board
There are four sectors on the memory board, each with four chip
sockets, as shown below.
There are three ways to install chip sets on this board.
0.5MB chip sets in blocks A, B, C, and D
A 2.0MB chip set in block A, and 0.5MB chip sets in blocks B, C,
and D
2.0MB chip sets in blocks A and B, and 0.5MB chips sets in blocks
C and D
A-14 Options
The Memory Expansion Board
After you have bought the chip sets and decided where to install
them, follow the steps below:
1. Locate the DIP switches on the memory board and make sure
that switches 1 and 2 are off, as shown below.
2. Set the remaining DIP switches on the memory board according
to the following table:
DIP Switch
Block
ON
1
Always off
2
Always off
OFF
3
A
2.0MB
0.5MB
4
B
2.0MB
0.5MB
5
C
2.0MB
0.5MB
6
D
2.0MB
0.5MB
Options
A-15
The Memory Expansion Board
3. Make sure that all the pins on each chip are straight. The pins
should point inward at slightly less than a 90° angle as shown
below.
If any of the pins are bent, straighten them by gently pushing
them back into alignment with the other pins.
4. Align the pins with the holes in the socket. Be sure that the small
notch on the end of the chip is facing in the direction shown
below.
5. Gently press the chip halfway into the socket. If the chip goes in
at an angle, remove it with a chip puller or a small flat-head
screwdriver and reinsert the chip.
A-16
Options
The Memory Expansion Board
CAUTION: Be careful not to scratch the chip or the board
when removing the chip.
6. With the chip properly inserted, push down firmly on both ends
of the chip to make sure it is well-seated.
7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each of the three remaining chips.
Installing the board
To install the memory expansion board, you need a cross-head
screwdriver.
WARNING: Do not remove any screws other than the
brass-colored screws specified in the following steps.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to install the memory board
unless the printer is turned off and the power cord is
unplugged. Also, try not to touch any contacts on the
circuit board of the printer; many of the components can
be destroyed by the static electricity in your body.
Options
A-17
The Memory Expansion Board
1. Unplug the power cable from the printer.
2. Disconnect all interface cables from the rear of printer.
3. Remove the two brass-colored retaining screws and the memory
board cover located on the right side of the printer. Keep the
screws and the cover in a safe place.
4. Insert the optional memory board (with memory chips installed)
into the printer. Make sure the connectors fit together securely.
A-18 Options
The Memory Expansion Board
5. Secure the board using the four screws attached to the memory
board.
6. Replace the cover over the memory board as shown below and
secure it with the two brass-colored retaining screws.
Options
A-19
The Memory Expansion Board
Checking the board
Complete the following steps to make sure that the memory
expansion board is installed properly and is functioning correctly.
1. Turn on the printer power and watch the display for the
following:
All the indicator lights on the display light briefly.
The message ROM Check appears.
The message RAM Check x.x MB appears.
2. Make sure that the amount of RAM displayed by the RAM check
status message matches the new total RAM memory, as shown
below:
Chip Sets Installed
Total RAM
0.5MB chip sets in blocks A, B, C, and D
2.5 MB
A 2.0MB chip set in block A, and 0.5MB chip sets in
blocks B, C, and D
4.0 MB
2.0MB chip sets in blocks A and B, and 0.5MB chip
sets in blocks C and D
5.5 MB
If the correct amount of RAM does not appear, turn off the power
and remove the board to check that the chip sets are in the correct
block and that each chip is well-seated in its socket. If the RAM
check message is still incorrect, contact your dealer or a qualified
service person for assistance.
A-20
Options
Optional Epson GL Identity Card
The Epson GL Identity card allows you to install the Epson GL
printer mode on your printer. The printer has one slot for identity
cards.
The optional Epson GL Identity card requires a minimum of 1MB
additional memory. To add memory, see page A-13.
Compatible cards
In addition to the Epson GL Identity card, other cards may be
available for use with your printer. Check with your dealer for a list
of the cards.
Caring for cards
When you use cards, follow these precautions:
Do not drop, crush, or bend cards. The card’s natural curvature
does not affect its operation, so do not try to straighten a card by
bending it.
Avoid touching the small gold connectors (contacts) along the
card’s edge.
If the card becomes dirty, clean the connectors by wiping the
edge with a clean tissue. Do not use water, alcohol, or other
solvents to clean the card.
Keep cards in their slip cases and blue anti-static bags when you
are not using them.
Do not store cards in direct sunlight or near a source of heat.
Cards can withstand temperatures ranging from -30°C to 65°C
(-20°F to 150°F) and can tolerate up to 90% humidity.
Be careful when you insert and remove a font card. You can
damage it by attempting to insert it the wrong way or by using
too much force.
Options
A-21
Optional Epson GL Identity Card
Inserting a card
You can insert a card into the slot on the right side of the printer.
CAUTION:
Never insert or remove a card while the printer is
on line, in SelecType mode, or while the printer is
resetting (after you press RESET).
Be careful when you insert or remove a card. You can
damage the card by trying to insert it the wrong way
or by using too much force.
1. Make sure that the printer is not in one of the following
conditions:
The FEED light is flashing fast. (The printer is receiving data
through the currently-selected interface.)
You are setting parameters using SelecType.
The display shows the RESET message.
2.
If the FEED light is on, make sure the printer is off line and press
FEED to print any data remaining in the buffer.
3. Set the printer off line (make sure the ON LINE light is off) or turn
off the power.
4. Hold the card so that the large EPSON logo faces up and the
arrow is pointing toward the slot.
A-22 Options
Optional Epson CL Identity Card
5. Gently slide the card into the slot as shown below.
CAUTION: If the message REMOVE CARD appears on the
display, you inserted the card when the printer was on line
or when the printer’s memory contained data. If you see
this message, remove the card, press CONTINUE, then
return to step 1.
6. If the power is on, press ON LINE to set the printer on line. If the
power is off, turn on the printer.
Options
A-23
Optional Epson GL Identity Card
Using the Epson GL identity card
To run the EPSON GL printer mode after inserting the identity card,
follow these steps:
1. Press SelecType until SelecType LEVEL2 appears on the display.
2. Press
3.
until MODE ASSIGN appears.
Press
.
4. Press
or
to select a channel for Epson GL mode.
6. Press
or
until EPSON GL appears.
7. Press
to set the mode.
5. Press
.
8. To exit SelecType, press the SelecType button.
Note: Once you set an option, the setting remains in effect until
you change it again or turn off the printer. If you want a setting to
remain in effect even when you turn the printer off and on, use
the P-CONFIG SAVE option in SelecType Level 2. See Chapter 4.
There are several restrictions on using the Epson GL identity card
with this printer.
Device control commands are ignored with optional interfaces
even if the interface is serial. Use the printer’s serial interface to
enable the additional device control commands.
The following restrictions apply when running the Epson GL
mode using Channel S with the AUTO-SENSE setting.
The power-on default channel becomes Channel S.
Channel S cannot receive any data when another channel is
running.
Channel S can be selected only when the FEED light is turned off.
A-24 Options
Optional Epson GL Identity Card
Removing a card
CAUTION: Never remove a card while the printer is
on line, in SelecType mode, or while the printer is
resetting. If you remove a card while the-printer is in one
of these states, a REINSERT CARD message appears on
the display. An error also occurs if you remove a card
while the FEED light is on, even if the printer is off line. See
the description of card error messages in Chapter 7 for
more information.
1.
Make sure that the printer is not in one of the following
conditions:
The FEED light is flashing fast (the printer is receiving data
through the currently-selected interface). You are setting
parameters using SelecType. The display shows the message
RESET.
2. If the FEED light is on, take the printer off line and press FEED to
print any data remaining in the buffer.
3. Set the printer off line (make sure the ON LINE light is off) or turn
off the power.
4. Remove the card by grasping the card at the center and gently
pulling it straight out of the slot.
Options
A-25
Optional Epson GL Identity Card
Recovering from a card error
When the display shows one of the following messages, a card error
has occurred:
REINSERT CARD
ILLEGAL CARD #X
REMOVE CARD
MEMORY OVERFLOW
INSUFF MEMORY
A card error occurs if you insert or remove a card when the printer is
on line or when the printer’s memory contains data. You cannot use
the card or print documents until you correct the card error.
For the steps required to clear each error message, see Status and
Error Messages in Chapter 7.
A-26 Options
Appendix B
Font Cartridges
Available Font Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B-2
Using the Font Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a font cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a font with your application program. . . . . . .
Removing a font cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B-4
B-4
B-6
B-7
Font Cartridges B-1
Available Font Cartridges
This printer can use any of the font cartridges listed below when the
HP LaserJet IIP emulation mode is selected. By using font cartridges,
you can select many different styles of type in addition to the
resident fonts in your printer.
The manual for each font cartridge contains samples of the
characters and symbol sets the font cartridge provides.
Note: Some of the fonts contained on these font cartridges are
duplicated by the resident fonts in the printer. See Appendix C for
sample fonts and character sets.
Supplier
Cartridge number
Cartridge
HP
92286A
92286B
92286C
92286D
92286E
92286F
92286G
92286H
92286J
92286K
92286L
92286M
92286N
92286P
92286Q
92286R
92286T
92286U
92286V
92286W
92286X
92286Y
Courier 1
Tms Proportional
International 1
Prestige Elite
Letter Gothic
Tms Proportional 2
Legal Elite
Legal Courier
Math Elite
Math TmsRmn
Courier P&L
Prestige Elite P&L
Letter Gothic P&L
TmsRmn P&L
Memo 1
Presentations 1
Tax1
Forms Portrait
Forms Landscape
Bar Code 3-of-9/OCR-A
EAN/UPC/OCR-B
PC Courier 1
Microsoft ® 1 A
Courier Document 1
TmsRmn/Helv Report 1
ProCollection
#CO1 Great Start
92286Z
92290S1
92290S2
92286PC
C2055A
B-2 Font Cartridges
Supplier
Cartridge number
Cartridge
HP (continued)
C2053A
C2053A
C2053A
C2053A
C2053A
C2053A
C2053A
C2053A
#CO1 WordPerfect
#CO2 Microsoft
#CO3 Polished Worksheets.
#CO4 Persuasive Presentations
#CO5 Forms Etc.
#CO6 Bar Codes & More
#CO7 Text Equations
#CO6 Global Text
Anacom
Alfajet MX-1 Maxi-One Cartridge
Alfajet PC Maxi-Pro Cartridge
Peripherals
JetFont SuperSet
JetFont 12/30
JetFont 4-in-1
JetFont SuperSet International
Everex
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
HardFont
IQ
Super Cartridge 1
Super Cartridge 2
Super Cartridge 2L
Super Cartridge LC
Super Cartridge 2WP
Pacific
25 Cartridges in One Original Version
25 Cartridges in One 172
Headlines in a Cartridge
UDP
DT1 - TMS RMN
DTP-2 HELV
65-in-One
lntercon
PHONT+
PROIIP
Cartridge B
Cartridge F
Cartridge T
Cartridge Z
Cartridge LGL
Cartridge SST
Cartridge BST
Cartridge All-in-1
Cartridge A-TO-Z
Caution: Use only the font cartridges listed above in your
printer. Do not use other cartridges with this printer or
you may damage your printer.
Font Cartridges B-3
Using the Font Cartridges
Inserting a font cartridge
You insert a font cartridge into the slot on the front of the printer.
CAUTION:
Never insert or remove a cartridge while the printer is
on line, in SelecType mode, or while the printer is
resetting (after you press RESET).
Be careful when you insert or remove a font cartridge.
You can damage the cartridge by trying to insert it the
wrong way or by using too much force.
1. Make sure that the printer is not in one of the following
conditions:
The FEED light is flashing fast (the printer is receiving data
through the currently selected interface).
You are setting parameters using SelecType.
The display shows the RESET message.
2.
If the FEED light is on, press ON LINE to take the printer off line;
then press FEED to print any data remaining in the buffer.
3. Make sure the printer is off line (the ON LINE light is off) or turn
off the printer.
B-4 Font Cartridges
Using the Font Cartridges
4. Hold the cartridge so that the label on the cartridge faces left as
shown below.
5. Press firmly until the cartridge locks into place.
Font Cartridges B-5
Using the Font Cartridges
CAUTION: If the message REMOVE CARD appears on the
display, you inserted the cartridge when the printer was
on line or when the printer’s memory contained data. If
you see this message, remove the cartridge, press
CONTINUE; then return to step 1.
6. If the power is on, press ON LINE to set the printer on line. If the
power is off, turn on the printer.
Now that you have inserted a font cartridge, you can select the fonts
you want to print using your application program or SelecType.
Selecting a font with your application program
When the printer is in HP emulation mode, you can use your
application program to select the fonts you want to use. First be sure
you selected HP LaserJet IIP or a similar printer from the program’s
setup or installation menu. For more information on which printers
to choose when you set up your application program, see Using
Your Printer with Application Software in Chapter 3. After you set
up your application program, you can specify the fonts you want
using the commands available in the program.
If your program does not provide commands that allow you to select
the font you want, you can select fonts using SelecType menus or
printer command sequences. Most application programs, however,
allow you to select fonts, and you should not have to use SelecType
or printer commands to do so. To select a font using SelecType, see
Choosing a Font, Chapter 4. For information on printer commands,
see Appendix D. Also see your software manual for information on
how to use printer command sequences.
B-6 Font Cartridges
Using the Font Cartridges
Removing a font cartridge
CAUTION: Never remove a font cartridge while the
printer is on line, in SelecType mode, or while the printer
is resetting. If you remove a card while the printer is in one
of these states, a REINSERT CARD message appears on
the display. An error also occurs if you remove a cartridge
while the FEED light is on, even if the printer is off line. See
the description of card error messages in Chapter 7 for
more information.
1. Make sure that the printer is not in one of the following
conditions:
The FEED light is flashing fast (the printer is receiving data
through the currently selected interface).
You are setting parameters using SelecType.
The display shows the RESET message.
2. If the FEED light is on, press ON LINE to take the printer off line;
then press FEED to print any data remaining in the buffer.
3. Make sure the printer is off line (the ON LINE light is off) or turn
off the printer.
Font Cartridges B-7
Using the Font Cartridges
4. Grasp the edges of the cartridge and slowly pull it from the slot.
5. Turn on the printer or press ON LINE to set the printer on line.
B-8
Font Cartridges
Appendix C
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
Available Fonts and Symbol Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Resident fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Symbol sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
HP Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resident fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Symbolsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C-4
C-4
C-4
LQ and FX Emulation Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resident fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Character sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C-12
C-12
C-13
Converting Hexadecimal Numbers to Decimals . . . . . . . . C-18
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-1
Available Fonts and Symbol Sets
This appendix describes the printer’s resident fonts and available
symbol sets in HP LaserJet IIP and Epson LQ/FX emulation modes.
Resident fonts
The following table lists the resident bitmap fonts in the printer and
the printer modes that support these fonts. Character samples of
each font are included later in this appendix.
Resident fonts supported
LJ-2P mode
LQ/FX modes
Courier 10 Medium Upright (P, L)
0
0
Courier 10 Medium Italic (P, L)
0
X
Courier 10 Bold Upright (P, L)
0
0
Courier 12 Medium Upright (P, L)
0
0
Courier 12 Medium Italic (P, L)
0
X
Courier 12 Bold Upright (P, L)
0
0
Line Printer 16.66 Medium Upright (P, L)
0
0
Prestige 12 Medium Upright (P)
X
0
Prestige 20 Medium Upright (P)
X
0
Resident fonts
P: Portrait, L: Landscape, 0: Supported, X: Not supported
To select a resident font, you can use your application program, the
SelecType FONT option described in Chapter 4, or printer
commands.
C-2
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
Available Fonts and Symbol Sets
Symbol sets
Your printer can access a variety of symbol sets. Many of these
symbol sets differ only in the international characters specific to each
language.
Not all symbol sets are available in all modes. The following table
lists the symbol sets and the modes that can access those sets.
This appendix provides character tables for the symbol sets available
in each mode. The tables show both the characters and their
hexadecimal values.
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-3
HP Emulation Mode
This section describes the resident fonts and symbol sets available in
HP emulation mode.
Resident fonts
The printer offers a variety of resident fonts in HP emulation mode.
The following table lists the resident fonts available in HP emulation
mode and shows samples of text printed with them.
Font name
cpi
Orientation
Sample
Courier
10
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij012
Courier Bold
10
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij012
Courier Italic 10
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij012
Courier
12
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij0123!"#
Courier Bold 12
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij0123!"#
Courier Italic 12
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij0123!"#
Line Printer
16.66
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij0123!“#$%&'()*+,-
P: Portrait, L: Landscape
The font samples in the table show only portrait orientation; the
character is the same in portrait or landscape orientation.
Symbol sets
The following symbol set tables show you the available characters in
HP emulation mode and their hexadecimal values.
The ID number under the symbol set name provides the unique
portion of the escape sequence needed to select that particular
symbol set.
C-4
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
HP Emulation Mode
ISO ANSI ASCII Set (Symbol Set ID #OU)
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
Note: For the shaded areas, see the international character table
for that set.
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-5
HP Emulation Mode
International Set for ISO Sets
Name
ISO
6
ANSI ASCII
0U
ISO
2
IRV
2U
ISO
4
ISO 10
United Kingdom
1E
Swedish
3S
ISO 11
Swedish 2
0S
ISO 14
JIS ASCII
OK
ISO 15
Italian
0I
ISO 16
Portuguese
4S
ISO 17
Spanish
2S
ISO 21
German
1G
ISO 25
French
OF
ISO 57
Chinese
2K
ISO 60
Norwegian v1
0D
ISO 61
Norwegian v2
1D
ISO 69
French 2
1F
ISO 84
Portuguese IBM
5S
ISO 85
Spanish IBM
6S
HP German
0G
HP Spanish
1S
C-6
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
HP Emulation Mode
HP Roman-8 Extension
(Symbol Set ID 0E)
HP Legal Set
(Symbol Set ID #1U)
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-7
HP Emulation Mode
ISO 100 ECMA-94 Latin-1 (Symbol Set ID #0N)
C-8
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
HP Emulation Mode
HP Roman-8 Set (Symbol Set ID #8U)
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-9
HP Emulation Mode
HP IBM-US Set (Symbol Set ID #10U)
IBM-US (#10u)
IBM-DN (#11u)
C-10
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
HP Emulation Mode
PC Multilingual (Symbol Set ID #12U)
Note : <01>H to <14>H and <16> H to <1F>H cannot be printed in
ESCP emulation modes.
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-11
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
This section describes the resident fonts and symbol sets available in
LQ and FX emulation modes.
Resident fonts
The printer offers a variety of resident fonts in LQ and FX emulation
modes. The following table lists the resident fonts available in LQ
and FX emulation modes and shows samples of text printed with
them.
Font name
Style
Courier 10
Medium/Bold 10 P/L
Courier 12
Medium/Bold
cpi
12
Orientation Sample
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabc
ABCDEFGHIJabc
ABCDEFGHIJabcdef
ABCDEFGHIJabcdef
Line Printer 16.66* Medium
16.66
P/L
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghij01
Prestige 12*
Medium
12
P**
ABCDEFGHIJabcdef
Prestige20*
Medium
20
P**
ABCDEFGHIJabcdefghijO123!"
P: Portrait, L: Landscape
*
Using your application program, you can make the font bold.
* * Landscape orientation is created internally.
The font samples in the table show only portrait orientation; the
character is the same in portrait or landscape orientation.
Note : See page C-11 for the Pc Multilingual character set.
C-12
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
Character sets
This section provides character tables for the character sets available
in LQ and FX emulation modes. The tables show both the characters
and their hexadecimal values.
Epson Italic Character Table
Note: You do not need to select the italic character table to print
italics. You can print italics when out of the other character tables
is selected.
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-13
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
Pc USA
C-14
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
The following tables show the characters that differ from PC USA.
PC Nordic
9B 9D AF
PC Portuguese
84 86 89 88 8C 8E 8F 91
92 94 96
98 99 9D 9F A9
Pc CanFrench
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
C-15
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
International Characters for
Countory
U.S.A.
France
Germany
U.K.
Denmark 1
Sweden
Italy
Spain 1
Japan
Norway
Denmark 2
Spain 2
Latin America
C-16
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
Converting Hexadecimal Numbers to Decimals
If you prefer to use decimal numbers instead of hexadecimal
numbers, you can convert them with the chart below.
Just read down in the column for the first digit of the hexadecimal
value and across in the row for the second digit. The decimal value
that corresponds to your hexadecimal number is at the intersection
of the column beginning with the hexadecimal number’s first digit
and the row beginning with the hexadecimal number’s second digit.
For example, to find the decimal equivalent of the hexadecimal
number 5A, find where column 5 intersects row A. There you will
find the hexadecimal’s equivalent, decimal 90.
Hex-to-decimal conversion chart
CODE
0
2
3
0
1
2
3
4
0 16 32
1
17 33
2 18 34
3 19 35
4 20 36
5 21 37
6 22 38
7 23 39
8 24 40
9 25 41
10 26 42
11 27 43
12 28 44
13 29 45
14 30 46
15 31 47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
1
4
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
96 112 128 144 160
97 113 129 145 161
98 114 130 146 162
99 115 131 147 163
100 116 132 148 164
101 117 133 149 165
102 118 134 150 166
103 119 135 151 167
104 120 136 152 168
105 121 137 153 169
106 122 138 154 170
107 123 139 155 171
108 124 140 156 172
109 125 141 157 173
110 126 142 158 174
111 127 143 159 175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
E
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
Character Samples and Symbol Sets
F
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
C-17
Appendix D
Printer Modes
D-2
Available Printer Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................
HP Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Operating as an HP LaserJet IIP printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-4
HP emulation command summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-5
LQ and FX Emulation Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-12
Operating as an LQ or FX series printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-12
LQ and FX emulation mode command summary. . . . . . D-12
Printer Modes D-1
Available Printer Modes
Your printer comes with the following resident printer modes:
HP LaserJet IIP
Epson LQ
Epson FX
This appendix gives you information on how to operate your printer
as an HP LaserJet series IIP, Epson LQ-2500, or Epson FX-800/1000
(FX-86e/286e) printer. It also describes the differences between
modes and provides you with a list of the printer commands used in
each mode.
To change the printer mode, enter the SelecType Level 2 MODE
ASSIGN option. You can also set different printer modes for CH P,
CH S and CH O. For more information about SelecType settings, see
Chapter 4.
D-2 Printer Modes
HP Emulation Mode
HP emulation allows you to use commercial software designed for
the HP LaserJet IIP printer. This means you can connect your printer
to a computer configured for an HP LaserJet IIP printer without
having to modify computer software.
This section gives you information about using HP emulation. It
describes the unique features of your printer’s HP emulation as well
as the differences between your printer’s HP emulation and printing
with the HP LaserJet itself. A list of printer commands is also
provided.
Printer Modes D-3
HP Emulation Mode
Operating as an HP LaserJet IIP printer
Operating the printer in HP emulation mode differs slightly from
operating a LaserJet IIP because the two printers use different
technologies. The differences in printing are explained below.
Epson laser
LaserJet IIP
Input paper supply
100 sheets
250 sheets (with option)
50 sheets
250 sheets (with option)
Output paper supply
Face-down: 50 sheets
Face-up: Not available
50 sheets
20 sheets
Paper size
Letter
Letter
Legal
A4
Executive
Half-Letter
B5
A5
G-Letter
G-Legal
F4
Monarch 7-3/4
Commercial 10
DL
C5
Legal
A4
Executive
Resident fonts
14
7
Maximum number of
downloaded fonts
Depends upon size
of memory
Depends upon size
of memory
Maximum number of
fonts per page
Depends upon size
of memory
Depends upon size
of memory
Page buffer mode
Built-in
Not available
D-4 Printer Modes
Monarch 7-314
#10
DL
C5
HP Emulation Mode
Printable area
The size of the printable area for the LaserJet IIP and this printer is
the same. The maximum number of characters that can be printed
per line is also the same. However, the absolute print position may
not be exactly the same as a printout from an HP LaserJet IIP printer.
In order to match your printing to the output produced on a LaserJet
printer, you can use the T-OFFSET and L-OFFSET feature of the
SelecType Level 1 SYSTEM CONFIG option to make fine
adjustments to the print start position. However, because the offset
feature can move the printing position to a point outside of the
printable area, some of the data may not be printed.
Character clipping
If a character is partially outside the printable area, the HP LaserJet
does not print any portion of the character. Your printer prints that
portion of the character that falls within the printable area.
Paper handling
When using the printer in HP emulation mode, the paper size is not
determined by the paper cassette as it is with an HP LaserJet printer.
Use the P-SIZE option in SelecType Level 1 to set any of the fourteen
paper sizes supported by the printer. For certain nonstandard sizes
of paper, you may need to use the manual feed option described in
Chapter 5.
HP emulation command summary
This section lists the printer commands supported by HP emulation
mode. For more information on printer commands, see the HewlettPackard LaserJet IIP Technical Reference Manual.
Printer Modes D-5
HP Emulation Mode
All commands closely emulate the LaserJet IIP except for the
following:
ESC &1#A can be used to select the following eight paper sizes:
A4
Letter
Legal
Executive
Monarch
Commercial 10
DL
C5
This command overrides the P-SIZE setting in SelecType. Other
paper sizes cannot be specified with this command.
ESC &1#H command cannot be used to specify manual paper
feeding. The values for # produce the effects in the following table.
Whenever INPUT in SelecType is set to AUTO, this command is
enabled for #2 or #3.
#
Epson laser
LaserJet IIP
0
Eject current page
Eject current page
1
Feed from standard paper cassette
Feed from standard tray
2
Manual feed
Manual feed
3
Manual feed
Envelope feed
4
Feed from optional multi-media feeder
Feed from optional cassette
ESC &l#P sets the page length and paper size. The paper sizes
available with this command are same as those available with
ESC &l#A.
D-6
Printer Modes
HP Emulation Mode
Printer commands arranged by topic
The HP printer commands supported in HP LaserJet IIP emulation
are listed below.
Backspace
Line feed
Form feed
Carriage return
Shift out
Shift in
Escape
Horizontal tab
BS
LF
FF
CR
SO
SI
ESC
HT
Orientation:
Orientation
ESC &1#O
Font selection:
Symbol set
HP Math 7
HP Line Draw
IS0 60: Norwegian v1
IS0 61: Norwegian v2
HP Roman Extension
IS0 4: United Kingdom
IS0 25: French
IS0 69: French New
HP German
IS0 21: German
HP Greek8
HP Hebrew
HP Hebrew8
IS0 15: Italian
Pc Portuguese (CP860)
Pc Can French (CP863)
Pc Nordic (CP865)
Pc USA (CP437)
Prima y
ESC(0A
ESC(0B
ESC(0D
ESC(1D
ESC(0E
ESC(1E
ESC(0F
ESC(1F
ESC(0G
ESC(1G
ESC(8G
ESC(0H
ESC(8H
ESC(0I
ESC(33I
ESC(34I
ESC(35I
ESC(39I
Secondary
ESC)0A
ESC(0B
ESC)0D
ESC)1D
ESC)0E
ESC)1E
ESC)0F
ESC)1F
ESC)0G
ESC)1G
ESC)8G
ESC)OH
ESC)8H
ESC)0I
ESC)33I
ESC)34I
ESC)35I
ESC)39I
Printer Modes D-7
HP Emulation Mode
Symbol set
IS0 14: JIS ASCII
HP Katakana
IS0 57: Chinese
HP Kana 8
HP Korean 8
HP Line Draw
HP Block Character
HP Math7
Technical
HP Math8
IS0 100: ECMA94 Latin-1
OCR-A
OCR-B
APL (Typewriter)
APL (Bit Paired)
HP Math-8a
HP Math-8b
HP Pi Font-a
OCR-B Extended
PC LINE
HP Cyrillic ASCII
HP Cyrillic
IS0 11: Swedish Names
HP Spanish
IS0 17: Spanish
IS0 10: Swedish
ISO 16: Portuguese
IS0 84: Portuguese IBM
IS0 85: Spanish IBM
HP Thai 8
HP Turkish 8
IS0 6: ANSI ASCII
HP Legal
ISO 2: IRV
HP HPL Language Set
D-8
Printer Modes
Primary
ESC(0K
ESC(1K
ESC(2K
ESC(8K
ESC(9K
ESC(0L
ESC(1L
ESC(0M
ESC(1M
ESC(8M
ESC(0N
ESC(0O
ESC(1O
ESC(0P
ESC(1P
ESC(0Q
ESC(1Q
ESC(2Q
ESC(3Q
ESC(4Q
ESC(0R
ESC(1R
ESC(0S
ESC(1S
ESC(2S
ESC(3S
ESC(4S
ESC(5S
ESC(6S
ESC(0T
ESC(8T
ESC(0U
ESC(1U
ESC(2U
ESC(5U
Secondary
ESC)0K
ESC)1K
ESC)2K
ESC)8K
ESC)9K
ESC)0L
ESC)1L
ESC)0M
ESC)1M
ESC)8M
ESC)0N
ESC)0O
ESC)1O
ESC)0P
ESC)1P
ESC)0Q
ESC)1Q
ESC)2Q
ESC)3Q
ESC)4Q
ESC)0R
ESC)1R
ESC)0S
ESC)1S
ESC)2S
ESC)3S
ESC)4S
ESC)5S
ESC)6S
ESC)OT
ESC)8T
ESC)0U
ESC)1U
ESC)2U
ESC)5U
HP Emulation Mode
Symbol set
OEM-1
HP Roman-8
Windows
IBM-US
IBM-Denmark/Norway
PC Multilingual (CP850)
HP Pi Font
HP Arabic (McKay’s Version)
HP Arabic
Bar-Code 3 of 9
EAN/UPC
Spacing
Pitch (cpi)
Point size
Style
Stroke weight
Typeface
Primary
ESC(7U
ESC(8U
ESC(9U
ESC(10U
ESC(11U
ESC(12U
ESC(15U
ESC(0V
ESC(8V
ESC(0Y
ESC(8Y
ESC(s#P
ESC(s#H
ESC(s#V
ESC(s#S
ESC(s#B
ESC(s#T
Secondary
ESC)7U
ESC)8U
ESC)9U
ESC)10U
ESC)11U
ESC)12U
ESC)15U
ESC)0V
ESC)8V
ESC)0Y
ESC)8Y
ESC)s#P
ESC)s#H
ESC)s#V
ESC)s#S
ESC)s#B
ESC)s#T
Page length, page size, top margin, text length:
Page length
Paper size
Top margin
Text length
ESC&1#P
ESC&1#A
ESC&1#E
ESC&1#F
Margins:
Clear side margins
Set left margin
Set right margin
ESC 9
ESC&a#L
ESC&a#M
Vertical line spacing:
Set vertical motion index
Set lines per inch
ESC&1#C
ESC&1#D
Printer Modes D-9
HP Emulation Mode
Half-line feed:
Half-line feed
ESC =
Raster graphics:
Raster graphics resolution
Start raster graphics
Transfer raster graphics
End raster graphics
ESC*t#R
ESC*r#A
ESC*b#W[data]
ESC*rB
Specialized printer control:
Printer reset
Status sheet print
ESC E
ESC z
Cursor positioning:
Horizontal (columns)
Vertical (lines)
Horizontal (decipoints)
Vertical (decipoints)
Horizontal (dots)
Vertical (dots)
ESC&a#C
ESC&a#R
ESC&a#H
ESC&a#V
ESC*p#X
ESC*p#Y
Underline:
Enable auto-underlining
Disable auto-underlining
ESC&d#D
ESC&d@
Display functions, transparent print data:
Enable display functions
Disable display functions mode
Transparent print data
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC&p#X[data]
Peforation skip mode:
Perforation skip mode
ESC&l#L
Font selection:
Font pitch (alternate)
D-10 Printer Modes
ESC&k#S
HP Emulation Mode
Miscellaneous:
Horizontal motion index
Line termination
End of line wrap
Select number of copies
Paper input control
ESC&k#H
ESC&k#G
ESC&s#C
ESC&1#X
ESC&1#H
Font management:
Specify font ID
Specify character code
Font and character control
Download character
Create font (font descriptor)
Designate downloaded font
(primary)
(secondary)
Font default (primary)
(secondary)
ESC*c#D
ESC*c#E
ESC*c#F
ESC(s#W [data]
ESC)s#W [data]
ESC(#X
ESC)#X
ESC(3@
ESC)3@
Macros:
Macro ID
Macro control
ESC&f#Y
ESC&f#X
Push/Pop position:
Push/Pop position
ESC&f#S
Advanced graphics:
Horizontal size (dots)
Vertical size (dots)
Horizontal size (decipoints)
Vertical size (decipoints)
Print graphics
Specify graphic pattern
ESC*c#A
ESC*c#B
ESC*c#H
ESC*c#V
ESC*c#P
ESC*c#G
Printer Modes
D-11
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
Your printer has the ability to emulate an Epson LQ-2500 or
FX-800/1000 (86e/286e) series printer. This means that you can
connect your printer to a computer set up for an Epson LQ or FX
printer and print without having to modify the software controlling
your printer.
Besides allowing you to use software for an LQ or FX printer, you
also gain the advantages of the quality text, sharper graphics, and
faster printing provided by this printer.
Operating as an LQ or FX series printer
Before you can operate your printer as an FX or LQ printer, you
need to change the printer mode using the MODE ASSIGN setting in
SelecType Level 2. See Chapter 4.
Operating the printer in LQ or FX printer emulation mode offers
options not available with most LQ or FX printers, including
SelecType control over almost all printer features and laser quality
output.
LQ and FX emulation mode command summary
The tables in this section show the control codes and escape
sequences supported in LQ and FX emulation modes. Some LQ and
FX printer codes are not available, either because the functions are
not required (such as draft printing) or are not possible because of
the different technologies used in these printers.
D-12
Printer Modes
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
The following commands are either not available or are ignored in
LQ or FX emulation mode:
ESC <
ESC 8
ESC 9
ESC U
ESC s
ESC r
ESC i
Unidirectional mode (one line)
Disable paper end detector
Enable paper end detector
Select print direction
Set/cancel half-speed printing
Select color printing
Incremental view
The following commands are available in FX mode but not in LQ
mode:
ESC 1
ESC ^
ESC I
7/72-inch line feed
Select 9-pin graphics mode
Select character code table
The following commands are available in LQ mode but not in FX
mode:
ESC j
n/180-inch reverse feed
The printer commands listed below function in a slightly different
way when used in LQ or FX emulation mode. Also, many of the
commands that control the print position use approximations
because of the difference in print density from LQ/FX series
printers.
ESC G/ESC E
These commands produce identical bolding effects on your printer.
On an actual LQ series printer, these two commands create slightly
different effects and can be combined to produce darker characters.
SI / ESC SI
These commands print 10 cpi characters in a 16.66 cpi font, and
12 cpi characters in a 20 cpi font. On an actual LQ/FX series printer,
these commands condense the font.
Printer Modes
D-13
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
ESC x
This command is normally used to select between draft and LQ
quality with an LQ or FX series printer. However, this command has
no effect on your printer’s print quality since all characters are
printed at 300 dpi (dots per inch) Letter Quality.
ESC w
This command produces double-height characters but differs
between LQ and FX modes, as follows:
LQ mode-If you send the ESC w command when the print position
is set at the first line of the logical page, LQ series printers print only
the bottom half of the characters. Your printer prints the entire
character.
FX mode-When combining ESC w and ESC W to produce doublewidth, double-height characters, FX series printers do not increase
the stroke weight for vertical lines. Your printer in FX emulation
does increase the vertical line weight. Also, when this command is
sent with the print position set at the first line of the page, the FX
changes the baseline position in order to print the entire character.
For your printer, the baseline is not changed.
ESC &, ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC *, and ESC ^
This printer uses an image processing technique that emulates, as
closely as possible, the image densities available on FX and LQ
printers. Because of this process, the graphics commands listed
above do not produce exactly the same output on the printer that
they would on an Epson FX or LQ printer.
D-14 Printer Modes
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
ESC C, ESC C0
When you send the ESC C or ESC CO command to change the page
length on LQ or FX printers, you can print more than one page on
the same sheet of paper. Because your printer processes data pageby-page, each page must be printed on a separate sheet of paper, so
exact LQ or FX emulation cannot be provided. Problems will occur
when the page length set with the ESC C or ESC CO command
differs from the actual page length.
DEL
The printer handles the DEL command as a BS command. Print
portion return is the same as for an FX or LQ printer, although your
printer does not clear previous characters.
CAN
FX or LQ printers clear the data in their print buffer with this
command; your printer prints the data.
ESC EM
Your printer supports 1,2, and R for n.
Printer commands arranged by topic
The following section lists and describes all FX and LQ commands
by topic.
Printer operation:
Initialization
ESC @
Selection
DC1
DC3
Initialize printer
Select printer
Deselect printer
Printer Modes
D-15
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
Data control:
Cancel line
CAN
MSB control
ESC =
ESC >
ESC #
Set MSB to 0
Set MSB to 1
Cancel MSB control
Vertical motion:
Form feeding
FF
ESC C
ESC C0
ESC EM
ESC N
ESC O
Line feeding
LF
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3
ESC A
ESC J
ESC j
Vertical tabbing
VT
ESC B
ESC b
ESC /
D-16
Form feed
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Control cut sheet feeder
Set skip over perforation
Cancel skip over perforation
Line feed
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
Select 7/72-inch line spacing (FX only)
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
Select n/180-inch line spacing (LQ)
Select n/216-inch line spacing (FX)
Select n/60-inch line spacing (LQ)
Select n/72-inch line spacing (FX)
Perform n/180-inch line feed (LQ)
Perform n/216-inch line feed (FX)
Perform n/180-inch reverse feed (LQ)
Perform n/216-inch reverse feed (FX)
Tab vertically
Set vertical tabs
Set vertical tabs in channels
Select vertical tab channel
Printer Modes
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
Horizontal motion:
Margins
ESC 1
ESC Q
Horizontal tabbing
HT
ESC D
Set left margin
Set right margin
Tab horizontally
Set horizontal tabs
Print position:
CR
BS
ESC \
ESC $
Carriage return
Backspace
Set relative position
Set absolute print position
Overall printing style:
ESC x
ESC k
ESC !
Select letter quality or draft
Select typestyle family
Master select
Print size and character width:
ESC g
ESC P
ESC M
ESC p
SI
ESC SI
DC2
so
ESC SO
ESC W
DC4
ESC w
Select 15 cpi
Select 10 cpi
Select 12 cpi
Turn proportional mode on/off
Select condensed mode
Select condensed mode
Cancel condensed mode
Select double-width mode (one line)
Select double-width mode (one line)
Turn double-width mode on/off
Cancel double-width mode (one line)
Turn double-height mode on/off
Printer Modes
D-17
LQ and FX Emulation Modes
Print enhancement:
Select emphasized mode
Cancel emphasized mode
Select double-strike mode
Cancel double-strike mode
Select superscript/subscript mode
Cancel superscript/subscript mode
Turn underline mode on/off
ESC E
ESC F
ESC G
ESC H
ESC S
ESC T
ESC Word processing:
Select justification
Set intercharacter space
ESC a
ESC SP
Character tables:
Select character table
Select italic mode
Cancel italic mode
Select an international character set
Printable code area expansion (FX mode only)
ESC t
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC R
ESC I
User-defined characters:
Define user-defined characters
ESC &
Copy ROM to RAM
ESC :
Select user-defined set
ESC %
Enable printable characters
ESC 6
Enable upper control code
ESC 7
Graphics:
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC *
ESC ?
ESC ^
D-18
Select single-density graphics mode
Select double-density graphics mode
Select high-speed double-density graphics mode
Select quadruple-density graphics mode
Select graphics mode
Reassign graphics mode
Select 9-pin graphics mode (FX mode only)
Printer Modes
Glossary
application program
Any software program designed to carry out a particular task. For
example, word processing and graphics packages are application
programs.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A
standardized way of assigning numerical codes to characters and
control codes. The system is widely used by manufacturers of
computers, printers, and software.
auto line feed
When this feature is enabled using SelecType, each carriage return
code (CR) is automatically accompanied by a line feed (LF) code.
baud rate
A measure of the speed of data transmission. It is used when setting
up the serial interface on the computer and printer.
bit
A binary digit (0 or 1), which is the smallest unit of information used
by a printer or computer.
bitmap font
A font that has already been defined with specific attributes such as
size and weight. See also outline font.
Glossary
GL-1
bold
A print enhancement that produces darker than normal characters
and is typically used to add emphasis to a document. Bold is also
offered as a font attribute.
buffer
See memory.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits. A byte usually
corresponds to one character or code.
character set
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols.
character spacing
Refers to two methods for horizontal character placement-fixedpitch and proportional spacing.
characters per inch (cpi)
A measure of the size of fixed-pitch text characters.
cpi
See characters per inch.
data dump mode
See hex dump mode.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on,
reset, or initialized.
GL-2 Glossary
download font
A font that is loaded into the printer’s memory from an outside
source, such as a computer.
dpi
Dots per inch. This is a measure of print resolution.
driver
The part of an application program that converts commands from
the program into commands used by the printer. Also known as the
printer driver.
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. The portion
of the printer’s memory holding SelecType’s default settings. It may
be erased and reprogrammed, enabling you to change the default
settings.
electrophotographic process
The printing method used by your printer. In this process, a lowpower laser is used to expose selected portions of a revolving
photosensitive belt. Toner is then attracted to the exposed areas of
the belt to form a mirror image of the page to be printed. The toner
adhering to the belt is then transferred to the surface of the paper
where it is fused in place using a process combining heat and
pressure.
engine
The part of the printer that includes the electrophotographic
processing unit, engine controller, and paper transport mechanisms.
Glossary
GL-3
fixed pitch
Refers to the character spacing of a font in which the width is the
same for all characters, as distinguished from proportional spacing.
For fixed-pitch fonts, narrow characters such as lowercase i take up
as much space as wider characters such as uppercase W.
hex dump mode
A printing mode that can be used to print out the exact codes
reaching the printer. This mode can be used by experienced users as
a troubleshooting tool.
identity cards
Optional cards that can be plugged into the card slot on the printer.
initialization
Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
input buffer
A portion of RAM used as a temporary holding area for data
received from the computer until it is printed. Also known as printer
memory.
interface
The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel
interface transmits data one character or code at a time, and a serial
interface transmits data one bit at a time.
italic
A typestyle in which the characters slant. This sentence is italicized.
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives
you a page that is wider than it is high.
GL-4 Glossary
line space
The distance between lines of text.
memory
The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store
information. Some information is fixed and is used to control how
the printer operates. Information that is sent to the printer from the
computer (such as download fonts and graphics) is stored
temporarily until it is printed out. See also EEPROM, RAM, and
ROM.
nonvolatile memory
The portion of the printer’s memory that is not lost when you turn
off the printer. The ROM portion of nonvolatile memory is
permanent. The EEPROM portion is permanent unless it is
reprogrammed.
off line
When the printer is off line, it cannot communicate with the
computer.
on line
When the printer is on line, it can communicate with the computer.
orientation
Refers to the direction in which characters are printed on a page.
This direction is either portrait with the text printed across the width
of the page, or landscape with the text printed across the length of
the page.
outline font
A font defined by mathematical equations. Outline fonts allow
certain attributes, such as size and orientation, to be changed.
Glossary
GL-5
parallel interface
See interface.
Parity
A method of checking the reliability of data transmission between
the computer and printer.
pitch
A measure of character width. Characters can be fixed pitch, where
the width is the same for all characters, or proportionally spaced,
with varying widths. Pitch is a measure of the number of characters
per inch (cpi) for fixed-pitch fonts.
point size
The height of a particular typeface as measured from the top of the
tallest character to the bottom of the lowest. A point is a typographic
unit of measure equivalent to 1/72 of an inch.
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to
landscape, in which printing is oriented sideways on the page). This
is the standard orientation for printing letters or documents.
printer driver
See driver.
printer mode
A set of operating commands that determines how data sent from
the computer is interpreted and acted upon. Printer modes can
emulate existing printers. Your printer offers three printer modes:
HP LaserJet III’ (LJ-2P), LQ, and FX emulations.
GL-6 Glossary
proportional spacing
Printing in which character width 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 an input buffer and for storing user-defined characters,
downloaded fonts, and graphics images. Information stored in RAM
is volatile and is lost when printer power is interrupted.
reset
To return a printer to its defaults, either by a command, interface
signal, RESET button, or by turning the printer off and on.
ROM
Read Only Memory. The portion of the printer’s memory that is
permanent. Information stored in ROM is used to control how the
printer operates. Resident fonts are also stored in ROM.
SelecType
A feature of the printer that allows you to set printer values and
control most of the printer’s functions from the control panel.
serial interface
See interface.
status sheet
A report that lists the settings and other printer information. You can
print this report using the SelecType feature.
Glossary
GL-7
symbol set
A collection of symbols (letters, numbers, and special characters)
used by a font. Symbols are assigned to specific codes in a character
table.
test print
A method of checking the operation of the printer. When a test print
is performed with the SelecType feature, the printer prints out one of
the two test patterns (vertical or horizontal lines).
toner
A dry, powder-like substance composed of resin and pigment. Toner
is used to form the image during the printing process.
transfer charger wire
A metal wire used to impart a static charge to the paper, causing
toner particles on the photoconductor unit to transfer to the surface
of the paper.
typeface
A set of characters all of a single design in which the characters share
common features such as body shape. The typeface is given a name
such as Courier.
GL-8 Glossary
Index
A
Adjusting the print density,
2-10-12
Arrow buttons, 4-6
Assembling the printer, 1-7-20
Attaching the power cord,
1-18-19
AUTO CONT function, 4-4, 4-31
B
Buttons, control panel, 2-4-5,
C
Carrying the printer, 1-6
CH function, 4-4, 4-29-30
CH TIMEOUT function, 4-4,
4-31
CHANGE PCU message, 6-2,
6-10, 7-3
Character samples and symbol
sets, C-1-18
Choosing
a font, 4-34-35
an interface, 2-14
paper, 5-14
paper size, 5-11-13
Cleaning
printer case, 6-17
transfer charger wire, 6-9-10
Connecting
parallel interface, 2-14-16
printer to more than one
computer, 2-14
printer to computer, 2-13-20
serial interface, 2-18-19
Consumable products
replacing, 6-2-16
specifications, 8-8-9
CONTINUE
button, 2-4
indicator light, 2-3
Control panel, 2-2-5, 4-5
buttons, 2-4-5
display, 2-2
indicator lights, 2-3
Converting hexadecimal
numbers to decimals, C-18
COPIES function, 4-3, 4-13
COPY END button, 2-5, 7-3
D
Data dump mode, 7-37-38
Decline in print quality, 7-29-33
Default settings, 8-20-23
DELETE MACRO, 4-20
Display, control panel, 2-2
Index
IN-1
E
Emulation modes, see Epson
and HP
Envelopes, 5-4
Epson LQ and FX emulation
modes, 3-2-4, 4-35, 4-38-44,
8-7, 8-22-23, C-12-16, D-12-18
character sets, C-13-16
printer modes, D-12-18
resident fonts, C-12
Epson GL identity card,
optional, 5, A-21-26
Error
handling, 8-18
messages, and status, 2-2,
7-2-7
F
FACTORY RESET function, 4-4,
4-32
FEED indicator light, 2-3
FEED JAM, 7-3, 7-10-12
FEED MANUAL button, 2-5
Font cartridges, B-1-8
available, B-2
inserting, B-4-5
removing, B-7-8
selecting a font, B-6
using, B-4-8
FONT function, 4-3, 4-14
FONT SAMPLE function, 4-3,
4-15
IN-2
Index
Fonts
available, C-2
choosing, 4-34-35
resident, C-2
FULL PRINT, 4-16-17
G
Graphics, problems, 7-8, 7-21-22
H
Handshaking, 8-18
Help, where to get, Intro-10
Hexadecimal numbers,
converting to decimals, C-18
HP emulation mode, 3-2,
4-34-37,8-6,8-20-21, C-4-11,
D-3-11
printer modes, D-3-11
resident fonts, C-4
symbol sets, C-4-11
I
Icons, 4-6
Identity card, Epson GL, 5,
A-21-26
I/F CONFIG function, 4-4, 4-23
Indicator lights, 2-3
Initialization, 8-19-23
INPUT function, 4-3, 4-8-9, 4-12
Inserting a font cartridge, B-3-5
Installing
multi-media feeder, A-24
optional interface board,
A-10-12
output tray, 1-14
paper cassette, 1-15-17
photoconductor unit, 1-7-10
toner cartridge, 1-11-13
INSUFF MEMORY, 7-22
Interface
choosing, 2-14
specifications, 8-12-18
L
Labels, 5-3
Laser printer precautions, 6
LOAD MACRO, 4-18
Loading
and installing paper cassette,
1-15-17
paper in cassette, 5-7-10
paper, manually, 5-1 4-16
L-OFFSET, 4-18
LQ and FX emulation modes,
3-2-4, 4-35, 4-38-44, 8-7,
8-22-23, C-12-16, D-12-18
character sets, C-13-16
printer modes, D-12-18
resident fonts, C-12
M
Manual paper feed, 5-14-16
Matching printer mode to your
application program, 3-2-4
Memory board, 4
Memory expansion board,
A-13-20
adding memory to, A-14-17
checking, A-20
installing, A-1 7-19
MEMORY LEFT, 4-18
Messages, status and error,
7-2-7
MODE ASSIGN function, 4-4,
4-22
Multi-media feeder, 3, A-2-9
installing, A-24
loading paper, A-5-7
operating, A-7-9
specifications, 8-24
O
ON LINE
button, 2-5
indicator light, 2-3, 7-17
Operating multi-media feeder,
A-7-9
Option specifications, 8-24-25
Optional
interface board, A-10-13
interfaces, Epson, 3,2-13
Epson GL identity card, 5,
A-21-26
caring for cards, A-21
inserting a card, A-22-23
recovering from a card
error, A-26
removing a card, A-25
using, A-24
Options, A-1-26
ORIENT function, 4-3, 4-14, 4-35
Index
IN-3
Output tray, installing, 1-14
Ozone filter, 6-8-9, 8-9
P
Packing for transportation,
6-18-21
PAGE COUNTER function, 4-4,
4-33
Paper
choosing, 5-2-4
choosing size, 5-11-13
handling, 5-1-16, 7-25-28
jam problems, 7-8, 7-10-15,
7-25-26
loading manually, 5-14-16
size, 8-4
specifications, 8-3-8
Paper cassette
cautions, 1-17
legal, 2
loading and installing,
1-15-17,5-7-10
PAPER JAM, 7-4, 7-12-15
Paper size
choosing, 5-11
setting, 5-12
Paper-feed method, 5-5-6
PARALLEL function, 4-23-24
Parallel interface, 2-13
connecting, 2-14-16
specifications, 8-12-16
P-CONFIG SAVE function, 4-4,
4-9,4-22,4-31-32
IN-4 Index
Phone number, toll-free,
Intro-10
Photoconductor unit, 1-7, 6-2
cautions, 1-8
installing, 1-7-10
replacing, 6-10-16
specifications, 8-9
Power
cord, attaching, 1-18-19
supply, 7-8, 7-16
POWERON MACRO, 4-19-20
Precautions, laser printer, 6
Print
density, adjusting, 2-10-12
quality, decline, 7-29-33
Printer
assembling, 1-7-20
carrying, 1-6
cleaning, 6-17
connecting to computer,
2-13-20
maintenance, 6-1-22
modes, 3-2-4, D-1-18
selection menus, using, 3-2-5
specifications, 8-2-11
testing, 2-6-12
transportation, 6-18-22
troubleshooting, 7-1-38
turning on, 2-6-7
unpacking, 1-4-5
Printing
a test file, 3-5
problems, 7-17-20
P-SIZE function, 4-3, 4-12-13
R
RAM, 4-16-17, A-14-16
Removing a font cartridge,
B-6-7
Replacing
consumable parts, 6-2-16
ozone filter, 6-8-9
photoconductor unit, 6-10-16
toner cartridge, 6-3-7
RESET button, 2-4-5
Resident fonts, C-2
RX-BUFFER SIZE function, 4-4,
4-28
S
SAVE MACRO, 4-19, 4-35
Saving new paper-size setting,
5-12-13
Selecting
a font with your application
program, B-5
and printing a status sheet
or test print, 2-8-10
SelecType
button(s), 2-4, 4-6
display, 4-6
Level 1 functions, 4-2-3,
4-11-20
Level 2 functions, 4-2, 4-4,
4-21-33
options, 4-11-33
problems, 7-23-24
using, 4-7-10
SELECTYPE button, 2-4,4-5-6
Serial interface, 2-13
connecting, 2-18-19
SelecType settings, 4-25-28
specifications, 8-16-18
Setting up the printer, 1-1-20
Specifications
electrical, 8-10
environmental, 8-11
initialization, 8-19-23
interface, 8-12-18
mechanical, 8-10
option,8-24-25
paper, 8-3-8
printer, 8-2-11
STANDBY function, 4-4, 4-33,
7-7
STARTUP error, 7-6
Status and error messages, 2-2,
7-2-7
Status sheet, selecting and
printing, 2-8-10
STATUS SHEET function, 4-3,
4-15
SUB CONFIG function, 4-3, 4-8,
4-16, 4-36-44
Symbol sets, C-1-17
HP and LQ/FX emulation
modes, C-3-11
SYMSET, 4-37
SYSTEM CONFIG function, 4-3,
4-9, 4-16
Index
IN-5
T
U
Technical specifications, 8-1-25
Test
file, printing, 3-5
print, selecting and printing,
2-8
TEST PRINT function, 4-4, 4-21
Testing
and connecting your printer,
2-1-20
parallel connection, 2-17-18
printer, 2-6-12
Thin paper, 5-6
Tips for first-time laser printer
user, 8-10
T-OFFSET, 4-17
Toll-free number, Intro-10
Toner cartridge, 1-7,6-2
cautions, 1-12
installing, 1-11-13
replacing, 6-3-7
specifications, 8-8
TONER LOW message, 6-2, 7-7,
7-32
TONER OUT message, 6-2-3,
7-7
Transfer charger wire, cleaning,
6-9-10
Transporting your printer,
6-18-22
Troubleshooting, 7-1-38
directory, 7-8-9
options, 7-34-36
Turning on the printer, 2-6-7
cautions, 2-7
Unpacking the printer, 1-4-5,
6-21
using
application program printer
selection menus, 3-2
SelecType, 4-5-10
SUB CONFIG option, 4-36-44
your printer with application
software, 3-1-6
IN-6 Index
V
VERSION function, 4-4, 4-8, 4-33
W
Warnings, cautions, and notes, 8
Quick Reference
SelecType Map
The following menu maps show the possible menus and options in
SelecType. Mode-specific options, those marked “refer to mode,” are
listed under each printer mode later on this card. See Chapter 3 for a
description of each option.
Key
( ) - Only available with option
* - Only available when a font is downloaded
x - Interface channel P (parallel), S (serial), O (option)
SelecType Level 1 in LJ-2P mode
FONT
RD - 0 to available
(A) - 0 to available
(C) - 0 to available
DL*
SUB CONFIG.
FORM
SYMSET
60LINES [0 to 128 or ***]
Roman-8
IBM-DN
IRV
UK
ANSI AS
Swedish
Swedis2
JIS ASC
Italian
Portugu
Spanish
German
Legal
IBM-US
ECM94-1
French
Chinese
Norweg1
Norweg 2
French2
IBM Por
IBM Spa
HP Germ
HP Span
Roman E
PcMulti
SelecType Level 1 in LQ and FX modes
FONT
Courier
Prestige
(OCR-B)
(OCR-A)
DL*
SUB CONFIG.
PITCH
10
12
15
PROP.
CONDENSED
ON/OFF
L-MARGIN
R-MARGIN
0 to available
1 to available
FORM TOP
0.50 TO 1.50
TEXT
62LINES [1 to available]
SKIPBOTTOM
ON/OFF
CGTABLE
ITALIC
PcUSA
PcMult
PcPort
COUNTRY
USA
France
German
UK
Denmak
Sweden
Italy
J-REPRINT
AUTO CR
ZERO CHAR.
WIDE PAGE
B-IMAGE
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
0/O
ON/OFF
DARK
LIGHT
BCODE
PcCanF
PcNord
DLoad
Spain 1
Japan
Norway
Denmk2
Spain2
LatinA
SelecType Level 1
CANCEL:< S:^ P:V 0: >
INPUT
STD
(OPT)
A U T O
P-SIZE
COPIES
ORIENT.
Letter
A5
EXE
B5
F4
LETTER
MONARCH
HALF LT
C10
LEGAL
D L
GLT
C 5
GLG
[OTHER]
1 - 99
PORT
LAND
FONT
Refer to mode
STATUS SHEET
FONT SAMPLE
SUB CONFIG.
Refer to mode
SYSTEM CONFIG.
FULL PRINT
0 to 62
T-OFFSET–-64 to -1, 0, 1, to 63
L-OFFSET
–-64 to -1, 0, 1, to 63
MEMORY LEFT nnK [0 to available]
0 to 4
LOAD MACRO
SAVE MACRO
1 TO 4
DELETE MACRO
1 TO 4
POWERON MACRO
0 TO 4
SelecType Level 2
TEST PRINT
PATTERN 1
PATTERN 2
MODE ASSIGN
CH X mode
LJ-2P
L Q
F X
(EPSON GL)
I/F CONFIG.
CH X CONFIG.
[CH P]
SLCTIN
AUTOFEED
BUSY DELAY
[CHS]
WORD LENGTH
BAUD RATE
PARITY
STOP BIT
DTR
XON/XOFF
ENQ/ACK
DSR
CTS
RX-BUFFER SIZE
1 TO 99
C H
CH AUTOSENSE
CH INDIVIDUAL — nMS:t P:u O:v – t.i.v: 0 to 9
CH TIMEOUT
10 TO 50, 60, 70 to 600 [step 10]
AUTO CONT.
O N
OFF
P-CONFIG. SAVE
FACTORY RESET
VERSION
C-ROM
FONT
PAGECOUNTER n
PCU COUNTER n
STANDBY
ENABLE
DISABLE
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