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EPSON
®
24-PIN DOT MATRIX PRINTER
LQ-570+/1070+
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User’s Guide
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
0 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
0 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected
0 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
Printer Parts
paper guide
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printer cover T/
guide;~Zguide
front &over
OPERATE switch
interfay cover
prtnf head
parallel lnterfac
paper-tension unit
ground connector
tractor L-bit
AC inlet
TIPS FOR PRINTING ON SINGLE SHEETS
There are a few things you should know about printing on
single sheets as opposed to continuous paper. When you print
on single sheets, you may notice that your printer prints the
first page of your file correctly but then prints too low on the
next page, or that it prints the last few lines from one page onto
the next.
These differences in print position are easy to adjust; you can
simply change some of the settings in your software as
described below to get the right results.
1. When you install software, it normally ask you what printer
you are using. Make sure you choose the correct printer.
See Chapter 1 for the right printer to choose.
2 Many programs include an option to set the maximum lines
per page. If your program has a lines-per-page setting and
you are using standard 8% x 11-inch paper, set the lines
per page to 61.
Note:
To find’Uut tight lines-F-pge &ting for paper that is not 8% x
II,createatestdaru~~gyour~Setyourtopand
boftommarginstoOandthenaerrfeafileofnumberedlinesFwn
I to 66. when you plirlt purjzle, notice the last number pri?lted
on the first page. This is your maximum lines-per-page setting.
3. If your program doesn’t have a lines-per-page setting, try
decreasing the top margin or increasing thebottom
margin, or both, until you get the results you want.
4.
You can also try adjusting the form length setting. For a
standard 8% x 11-inch page, try setting the form length at
10 inches
5.
Some programs also let you indicate whether you are using
single sheets or continuous paper. Make sure you choose
single sheets.
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Where to Get Help for
United States Users
Epson America provides 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:
0 Assistance in locating your nearest Authorized Epson
Reseller or Service Center
0 Technical assistance with the installation, configuration,
and operation of Epson products
cl Information on software drivers
Cl Sales of the Epson ESC/P® Reference Manual, which
contains comprehensive information on ESC/P 2™
cl Epson technical information library fax service
Cl Product literature with technical specifications on our
current and new products
0 Sales of ribbons, supplies, parts, documentation, and
accessories for your Epson product
cl Customer Relations
0 Information about user groups
For United Kingdom Users
Epson product guarantee
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Goods Act, 1979.
All Epson Products, other than OEM products, are fully
guaranteed against faulty operation or performance for a
period of ONE YEAR from date of purchase by the w of the
product.
All claims under this guarantee MUST be supported by
evidence of purchase, normally the bill of sale invoice, and it is
the responsibility of the claimant to furnish such proof. Epson
(UK) Limited does not issue or operate any form of guarantee
registration card.
Claims are made by the user returning the product to the
supplier from whom it was purchased or, if this is impractical,
to any Epson supplier who also handles the same product. In
the event of any difficulty, users are requested to contact the
Service Co-ordinator Manager at Epson (UK) Limited.
Epson (UK) limited, or Epson Appointed Distributors, will at
their discretion repair or replace part or all of the product to
provide, in their judgement, a satisfactory performance of the
product consistent with its age and apparent usage.
This guarantee covers the cost of both the parts and labour
required to correct any malfuntion of the equipment, but
specifically excludes: wear and tear, consumables, physical
damage due to unauthorized and inexpert repair.
The guarantee is restricted to the performance of the product
alone; and Epson (UK) Limited does not accept responsibility
for any consequential loss or damage, nor claimed or implied
performance, when the product is used in any combination
with other equipment or program software.
Product guarantee may be invalidated as a result of excessive
or inappropriate use, use in adverse environment or in
conditions outside the specifcations or if the product has been
subjected to unapproved modifications.
The guarantee does not cover visits to the user’s premises or
the repair or commissioning of the product on site.
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or
problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original Epson
Products or Epson Approved Products by Epson (UK) Limited.
Safety information
Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to rating plate
for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to
the supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance
are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow-Earth
Blue - Neutral
Brown - Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance
may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
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The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter B or with the earth
symbol (+I or coloured green or green and yellow.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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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 plus,
a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only
fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the purpose of the grounding-type plug.
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9. Do not locate this product where the cord will be walked on.
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 am followed. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions
since improper adjustment of other controls may result
in damage and willoften 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.
Contents
lntroduction
Features.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
More about ESC/P2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding Your Way Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 1
2
4
4
Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
checking the parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the protective materials . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the ribbon cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the paper guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plugging in the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the self test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Your Software for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing from a menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 2
1
2
1-2
1-2
1-3
l-4
1-4
1-4
l-8
l-9
l-9
1-9
1-12
1-14
1-14
Paper Handling
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the paper-release lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading single sheets from the top . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading single sheets from the front . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-3
2-5
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Using Continuous Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Tractor position and available paper paths . . . . . . . . 2-7
Changing tractor positions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Installing in the push-tractor position-Installing
in the pull-tractor position
Loading continuous paper with the push tractor . . . . . 2-10
Removing continuous paper from the push tractor. . . . 2-13
Loading continuous paper with the pull tractor . . . . . 2-14
Removing continuous paper from the pull tractor . . . . 2-18
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets . . . 2-18
Switching to single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Switching to continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Paper-thickness lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Multi-part forms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Labels. .. .. .. ... .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. . . .. .. . ... .... 2-22
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Chapter 3 Using the Printer
Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Lights.............................................................................3-2
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Other control-panel features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
DIP Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Changing a DIP-switch setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
DIP-switch tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
DIP-switch functions . . . . . . ._ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
sets-Character tablesInternational character
Print direction-Printer mode-Input buffer
capacity-Skip-over-perforation-Continuous-paper page length-Tear off-Auto
line feed
Micro Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Using micro feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Adjusting the loading position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
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Tear Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tear-off mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the TEAR OFF button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Typestyles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Character fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Character spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Condensed printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Dump Mode.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-16
3-16
3-17
3-18
3-19
3-19
3-24
3-25
3-25
Chapter 4 Using Printer Options
Cut-Sheet Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper with the single-bin cut-sheet feeder. . . .
Loading paper or envelopes with the high-capacity
cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . .
Switching between continuous paper and the cut-sheet
feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching to continuous paper-Switching to the
cut-sheet feeder
Pull Tractor
..................................................................
Loading paper with the push tractor and the optional
pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfacecards............................
Installing an interface card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The C823051/C823061 serial interface card . . . . . . . .
Selecting a baud rate-Handshake timing-Error
handling
Chapter 5
4-2
4-2
4-3
4-6
4-8
4-11
4-12
4-12
4-14
4-14
4-16
Maintenance and Transportation
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Replacing the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Printing.............................................................................. 6-2
Paper Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Chapter 7 Technical Specitications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 2
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eletrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications and pin assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Option Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cut-sheet feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 8
7-2
7-4
7-7
7-7
7-8
7-9
7-9
7-12
7-12
7-12
7-14
7-14
Command Summary
8-2
Using the Command Summay ....................................................................
Commands Arranged by Topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
General operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 2
Paper feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Print position motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Font selection .............................................................
8-6
Font enhancement................................................................................ 8-7
Character handling .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Bit image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
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Appendix
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Italic Character Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Graphics Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-2
A-2
A-3
A-8
Glossary
Index
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Introduction
These features make your Epson printer an outstanding value:
0 Quiet operation. This printer makes far less noise than
previous dot-matrix printers.
0 Fast printing speed. You can print up to 269 characters per
second in 12-cpi draft mode.
c1 A wide choice of scalable fonts. Four scalable fonts are
available: Epson Roman, Epson Roman T, Epson Sans Serif,
and Epson Sans Serif H.
0 Easy paper handling. The printer has four paper paths to
suit your printing needs: top, rear, bottom, and front.
‘0 Epson’s ESC/P 2™. This is the first dot-matrix printer
control language to offer scalable fonts and enhanced
graphics.
0 Compatibility. The printer supports the Epson ESC/P®
commands widely used in application software.
0 Unique control-panel design. You can choose from nine
popular letterquality fonts and one draft font.
0 IBM® emulation mode (European version only). This mode
emulates IBM Proprinter X24E and XL24E.
The LQ-570+ and LQ-1070+ are basically the same printer
except for the width of their carriages. The LQ-570+
accommodates paper up to 254 mm (10 inches) wide. The
LQ-1070+ accommodates paper up to 355.6 mm (14 inches)
wide.
More about ESC/P 2
Epson’s enhanced printer control language, ESC/P 2, offers
four scalable fonts in sizes from 8 to 32 points. You can use this
feature if your software supports scalable fonts. For DOS-based
word processing software, new ESC/P 2 drivers may be
available to enable your software to use your printer's scalable
fonts. Contact your software manufacturer or Epson to ask
about special ESC/P 2 drivers.
For graphics-based software, such as Microsoft’ Windows”,
ESC/P 2 works with your software to provide enhanced
graphics printing capability. In the Windows environment,
you’ll be able to print the Windows scalable fonts instead of
the Epson fonts.
If you’re an experienced printer user, you may also want to
order the Epson ESC/P Reference Guide for complete
programming information. Contact your Epson dealer or see
Where to Get Help for United States Users in this manual for
further information.
Options
For more information on these option, see Chapter 4.
0 Single-Bin Cut-Sheet Feeder
KM%37* for 4-570+, C80639* for LQ-1070+)
This economical cut-sheet feeder automatically feeds up to
50 sheets of paper into your printer without reloading. You
can load continuous paper and manually load single sheets
without removing the cut-sheet feeder.
P High-Capacity Cut-Sheet Feeder
(C80638* for 4-570+, CBO640* for LQ-1070+)
This cut-sheet feeder automatically feeds up to 150 sheets
of paper or 25 plain bond envelopes without reloading.
You can create a double&in cut-sheet feeder by connecting
this cut-sheet feeder to the single-bin model.
2 Introduction
0 Pull-Tractor Unit
030019* for LQ-570+, cBOO22* for LQ-1070+)
Using this option along with the standard tractor improves
printing accuracy, which is especially useful for printing
on multi-part forms.
cl Film Ribbon Cartridge
(#7768 for LQ-570+, #7770 for LQ-1070+)
An optional film ribbon cartridge provides even higher
quality printing than the standard fabric ribbon.
a Interface Cards 6
Optional interface cards are available to supplement the
printer’s built-in para.Uel interface. See Chapter 4 for more
information.
The last figure in option part numbers, represented by an
asterisk (~1, varies by country. Contact your local Epson dealer
for the part number in your country.
Finding your Way Around
This manual provides fully illustrated, step-by-step
instructions for setting up and operating your printer.
0 Chapter 1 contains information on unpacking, setting up,
testing, and connecting the printer. J3e sure to read this
chapter Arst.
cl Chapters 2 and 3 include important information on paper
handling and day-today operation of your printer.
a Chapter 6 contains tmubleshooting information. If the
printer does not operate properly or the printed results are
not what you expect, see Chapter 6 for a list of pmblems
and solutions.
cl Other chapters contain information on options, general
maintenance, spedficatkm, and printer command&see
the end of this manual for a glossary of printer tems and
an index.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
P
Warnings must 6efblhxd to a7d bodily injuy
Cautions must be obsenxd to avoid damage to your equipment.
&N
Notes contain import@ injbmation and useful tips on the operation
?fyour printer.
4 Introduction
Chapter 1
Unpacking the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Checking the parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Assembling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the protective materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the ribbon cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the paper guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-8
Testing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Plugging in the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Running the self test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l-9
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Configuring Your Software for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Choosing from a menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l-14
Setting Up the Printer
1-1
Unpacking the Printer
Checking the parts
When you unpack the printer, make sure you have all the parts
shown below and that none is damaged.
Power cord
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1-2
Rlbbon cartridge
Caution:
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Setting Up the Printer
Choosing a Place for the Printer
When selecting a place to set up your printer, be sure to follow
the guidelines below.
0 Place the printer on a flat, stable surface.
0 Place the printer &se enough to the computer for the
printer’s interface cable to reach it.
0 Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for easy
operation and maintenance.
cautio?c
Q Awid loadions that ate subject to direct sunlight, excessive
heat, moisture, or dust.
Q Use a grounded outlet do not use an adapter plug.
.a Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power
cord.
0 Avoid elect&al outlets contx&d by wall switches or
automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power can wipe
out information in the memory of your printer or computer.
cl Avoid outlets on the same circuit as large motors or other
appliances that can cause fluctuations in line voltage.
0 Keep the entire computer system away from potential
sources of ekxtnxnagnetic interference such as
loudspeakers or thebase units of con3ess telephones.
If you plan to use a printer stand, follow these guidelines:
0 Use a stand that supports at least 16.0 kg (3!53 lbs) for the
L&)-570+ or 22.0 kg (48.5 lbs) for the LQ-1070+.
Setting Up the Printer
1-3
0 Never use a stand that tilts the printer at an angle of more
than 15 degrees from horizontaL If you install a cut-sheet
feeder, the stand must keep your printer 1eveL
0 If you plan to load continuous paper through the bottom of
the printer, choose a stand that provides an unobstructed
paper pa**
0 Position your printeis power cord and interface cable so
they do not interfere with paper feeding. If possible, secure
the cables to a leg of the printer stand.
a Align the paper stack so that the paper feeds straight into
the tract&s sprocket units.
Assembling the Printer
Removing the protective materials
During shipping, several pieces of packing material pro&t the
printer. Before you assemble the printer, you must remove
these protective materials as shown in the attached Notice
Sheet.
Note:
Installing the ribbon cartridge
Before instaIling the ribbon cartridge, make sufe that the
power cord is not plugged into an eIect&al outlet.
1-4
Setting Up the Printer
1. Raise the paper-guide cover and rest it on the printer cover.
Lift the paper guide up and off. Lift the printer cover up
and off. Grasp both ends of the clear plastic paper-tension
unit; lift up the front of the unit and then lift it off.
WWQ
cover
prbltercover
Warning:
Ntsermovetkprinthtndwhilctheprinteristurnedon;this
cun damage the printer. Also, if you just used the printer, the
pn’ntheadmaybehot.~itoodforaferominu~be3fore
touching it.
2 Slide the print head to the middle of the printer.
Setting Up the Printer
1-5
3. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the
a&w. This removes any slack in the ribbon and makes it
easier to install. Next, hold the ribbon cartridge by its
handle and push it fixmly down into position; then pnzss
on both ends of the cartridge to make sum the plastic
hooks fit into the slots.
4 . Use a pointed object, such as a ball point pen, to guide the
ribbon between the print head and ribbon guide. Turn the
ribbon-tightening knob to help feed the ribbon into pla<~.
5. Slide the print head from side to side to make sure it moves
smoothly. Also check that the ribbon is not twisted or
cre&.
1-6
Setting Up the Printer
6. Replace the paper-tension unit by placing it on the printer’s
mounting pegs; then lower the front of the unit into place.
Press on the front of both sides of the paper-tension unit
until you feel it ckk into place.
7. Replace the printer cover by first inserting the front tabs into
the slots on the printer, then lower it into place.
Note:
You install the optional #7768 or #7770 film ribbons in the same unzy
as you install the ribbon cxrtridge. Huwever, pu should follow the
guWinest&wwhenusingaj?lmribbox
P Print on oniinanj paper only.
P Mum the pper-t~ leuer to the nexI lavest position.
Setting Up the Printer
1-7
Attaching the paper guide
1. Place the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting p&s on the printer.
2. Lower the paper guide until it stops in the upright position.
. Raise the paper guide cover and nest it against the paper
guide.
1-8
Setting Up the Printer
Testing the Printer
Before connecting your printer to a computer, use the built-in
self-test function to see that the printer is working properly.
Before running the self test, you need to plug your printer's
power cord into an electrical outlet.
Plugging in the printer
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2
Check the label on the back of the printer to make sun2 the
voltage nquired by the printer matches that of your
electrical outlet.
ciaution:
If
m the rated voltage and your outlet voltage do not match,
lTontadyourdtnlerfor&tarKx.Do~pluginthe
pouner~.
3. If the power cord is not attached to the printer, connect it to
the AC inlet on theprinteis rear par&
4. Plug the power cord into a properly gxxmded electrical
outlet.
Running the self test
You can run the self test with either ctM.nuous paper or single
sheek.Also,youcanloadthepaperborthetestfromthetap,
mar, front, or bottom. The following steps describe how to run
the test on single-sheet paper, loadd fmm the top. See Chapter
2 for full details on paper handling.
Setting Up the Printer
1-9
By holding down a certain button while you turn on the
printer, you can perfom the self test in draft or LQ mode, or
you can print out a list of the current DIP-switch settings.
These buttons are listed below
LOAD/EJECT
Draft mode self test
LF/FF
LQ mode self test
ALT
DIP-switch setting list
The self test begins by printing on the first and last lines of
page 1. The printer then print the character samples on page 2
If you select LQ mode, the printer print the self test in every
font, in turn.
1. h4ake sure the printer is turned off and that the paper-release
lever is in the sin&sheet position.
2. While holding down the appropriate button, turn on the
printer. The printer beeps and the platen turns for a few
seconds, signaling that the printer is in self-test mode.
1-10
Setting Up the Printer
3. Move the left edge guide until it locks in place next to the
guide mark. Then adjust the right edge guide to match the
width of your paper.
Caution:
Fun the self test using paper at least 220 mm (8.2 inches) wide
fortheLQ-57O+or36Omm(Z4iruhs)rctide~ tk
LQ-2070+; otkrwGe, tk print kud prints directly on tk
plilten.
4. Insert a sheet of paper between the edge guides until it meek
resistance. After a few seconds, the printer loads the paper
to the loading position andbegins printing the self test.
Setting Up the Printer
1-11
5. To stop the self test, press the PAUSE button (you can resume
the self test by pressing the PAUSE button again).
6. Press the LOAD/EJECT button to eject the paper from the
printer and then turn the printer off.
If test results are not satisfadtxy, see Chapter 6.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
If the self test prints co&y, you are ready to conned your
printer to the computer. Use a shielded twisted-pair parakl
cable to connect your amputer to the print&s built-in parakl
interface.
Connect the parallel interface cable as dexribed belowz
1-12
Setting Up the Printer
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off; then
plug the cable connector securely into the printeis parallel
interface connector. Squeeze the wire clips together until
they lock in place on either side of the connector.
Note:
If your cable has a ground toire, connect it to the gmnd conbesidetheinttrfceaonnadar.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer. (if there is
a ground wire at the computer end of the cable, attach it to
the gxwnd connector at the back of the computer.)
Setting Up the Printer
1-13
Configuring Your Software for the Printer
Most software lets you specify the type of printer you use so
that you can take full advantage of the print&s features. Your
software probably provides an installation or setup section that
presents a list of printers.
Choosing from a menu
To take full advantage of your printer’s features, including
ESC/P 2, choose the LQ-570+/1070+ or Stylus 800/1000 from
the menu. If these printers are not listed, contact the software
manufacturer or see “Where to Get Help for United States
Users” at the beginning of this manual to see ifan update to
the software is available. Until you receive an update, choose
from the following listz
ActionPrinter 5000+
ActionPrinter 5000
LQ-570/1070
LQ-870/1170
LQ-100
SQ-870/1170
LQ-510/550
LQ-500
LQ-860 / LQ-1060
LQ-850 /LQ-1050
LQ-2550
If none of these printers is listed, select the first one available
from the following listz LQ, FX, LX, RX, MX, Epson printer,
Standard printer,Draft printer. Because some of the printers in
this list are 9-pin printers, your graphics printing may not be
correct.
1-14
Setting Up the Printer
Chapter 2
Paper Handling
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Setting the paper-release lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Using Single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Loading single sheets from the top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Loading single sheets from the front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Using Continuous Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor position and available paper paths . . . . . . . . . .
Changing tractor positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading continuous paper with the push tractor. . . . . . .
Removing continuous paper from the push tractor . . . . .
Loading continuous paper with the pull tractor . . . . . . .
Removing continuous paper from the pull tractor . . . . . .
2-7
2-7
2-8
2-10
2-13
2-14
2-18
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets . . . 2-18
Switching to single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Switching to continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper-thickness lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-part forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-20
2-21
2-22
2-22
2-24
Paper Handling 2-1
Selecting a Paper Feeding Method
Your printer can feed single sheets from the top and front and
continuous paper from the rear, front, and bottom. Also, you
can use the tractor unit for continuous paper as either a push
or pull tractor.
You will probably use only one or two of these methods on a
regularbasis.
This chapter explains the various methods of paper handling
and includes nxwnmendations on the feeding methods best
suited to your specific needs.
Setting the paper-release lever
The paper-release lever has three positions, with icons
indicating the type of paper and paper path for each position.
Single sheet
This position is for loading single sheets.
2-2 Paper Handling
Push tractor
This position is for loading continuous paper from
the rear, with the tractor in the push-tractor
position.
Pull tractor
This position is for loading continuous paper from
the mar, front or bottom, with the tractor in the
pull-tractor position. Use this position when
you have installed both the push tractor and
the optional pull tractor.
Using Single Sheets
Your printer can print on single sheets of paper from 148 mm
(5.8 inches) to 257 mm (10.1 inches) wide on the LQ570+ and
from148mm(5JBinches)toau)mm(165~)wideonthe
LQ1070+.
You can load single sheets tirn either the top or front of the
printer.
Loading single sheets from the top
1. Move the paper-release lever to the single&M position.
Make sure the paper guide is in the upright position
Paper Handling 2-3
2. Turn on the printer. The OPERATE light on the control panel
comes on.
3. Slowly slide the left edge guide until it stops next to the
arrow on the paper guide. Then adjust the right edge guide
to match the width of your paper.
4. Insert the paper fimly between the edge guides until it meets
xesistanoe; after a few seconds, the printer advances the
paper to the loading positkm
2-4 Paper Handling
Caution:
LIsetheknobonthert’gtrtside4theprinteronly~oclaarpaper
jams &en tk printer is of. Othemise, you may damage the
printer or cnuse it to he tk top+inm pith
If the platen tums but the printer doesn’t load the paper,
completely remove the paper and x-e-insert it more firmly.
To eject the paper, press the LOAD/EJECT button.
Loading single sheets from the front
1. Move the papernzlease lever to the singlesheet position and
open the front cover.
2 Turn on the printer. The OPERATE light on the control panel
comes on.
Paper Handling 2-5
3.
Slide the edge guide until you feel it click into place at the
guide mark. You can slide the edge guide to the left in
1 /IO-inch increments to inaease the size of the left margin
on your paper.
4. While aliening the papeis left edge with the edge guide,
. insert the paper fmnly until it meets resistance; after a few
seconds, the printer loads the paper to the kmding position.
2-6 Paper Handling
Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear paper
jmnszahenthepn’ntaisoff.Othenctise,yyoumaydmnagethe
printer ur awe it to luse the top-oj$nm position.
If the platen turns but the printer doesn’t load the paper,
completely remove the paper and re-insert it more firmly.
To eject the paper, press the LOAD/EJECT button.
Note
7’he printer’s built-in stack in front of the paper gui& am hold up to
!SOsheetsofejectedpaper.
Using Continuous Paper
You can print on continuous paper from 101 mm (4 inches) to
254 mm (10 inches) wide on the LQ-570+ and from 101 mm (4
‘inches) to 406 mm (16 inches) wide on the LQ-1070+.
Tractor position and avai/abie paper paths
You can feed continuous paper from the rear, front, or bottom.
Your printer comes with the tractor installed in the
push-tractor position, for feeding paper from the rear. To feed
paper from the front 0rWto~installthetractorinthe
pull-tractor position. You can also install an optional pull
tradoranduseboththepushandpull~~~together.
Always move the paper-release lever to the position indicated
for the paper-feeding method you are using, as shown in the
table on page 2-8.
Make sure you align your paper supply with the paper loaded
in the tractor so the paper feeds smoothly into the printer.
Paper Handling 2-7
If you feed paper through the bottom paper slot, use a printer
stand that has a large enough opening lor paper to feed from
thebottom without obstructkm.
..
.
.
Puh-tractor
.
d
ful-tractaf
d
.
..
position
I
Changing tractor positions
Youonusethe~~runitasei~apushtractororapull
tractor.Youcanchangethelxxtorp&tkma~toyour
paperkedingmethod.TheprWerccm3eswiththetmctor
instakiintkpush-trackxposition.
1.
Make sure the printer is turned off. Lift the printer cover and
the paper guide up and off the printer.
2. If necessary, remove the tractor from the pull-tractor position
by pressing the tabs open while lifting the tractor up
and out of the mounting slots.
2-8 Paper Handing
3. Press open the tract&s lock tabs. Hold the tmtar
horizontally above the printer and kwer it sttalght down
intotheprinteA3bmkmountingslda
.
4.
5.
6.
7.
3. If necessary, remove the tractor from the push-tractur
positionbypressingthehcktabsopenwhflellwngthe
tractorupandoutofthemountingshoQ
4 . Pushthetr~slocktabsintotheope!n~Tiltthe
tractorhwadand~itintotkpdnWsftont
moundngslotaAnatMwoneachsid@ddre-w
dotsshowsyouwhen?toalignthe~.
5 . Whenthettactorispo6itlonedinthem0un~s~~
thelocklalxL
2-10 Paper Handling
2. Make sure the tra&x is in the push-tractor position and the
paper-dease lever is in the push-tractor position
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-
4. Slide the left sprocket unit using the scale on the printer as a
guide. The printer prints to the right of the position
markedO.Pushthespm&etbckkerbacktokxkitin
place. ‘Then slide the r@ht sprocket unit to match the width
of your paper, but do not lo& it. Move the paper support
soitismidwaybetweenthespmcketti&
5 . Makesureyour&erhasadean,ibtmlgMleadingedge.
lknopenthespro&tcoversand&MeGiscthreeh&
ofthepaperoverthe~pinn
7 . Slidetherightsprocktunitto lU?IMW~~sIadrhthepaper.
Thenlo&itinphxx!bypushingthesprodcetlodr~r
back
8. Place the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting posts on the printer.
9. Slightly lift the paper guide and then bwer % until it resk on
theprMer.Rdsethepaperguklemverandrestitonthe
papergubdt.
10. Slidebothedgegukksbthe~dtkppguMe.
ll.~ontheprin~.Theprinterad~thf?paperto~
loading position when it nxeives data
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Loading continuous paper with the pull tractor
By pIacing the tractor ii\ the pull-tractor position, you can load
paper from the rear, fron~orbottom.Thestqs axe the same
for all paper paths.
Note:
donotwetk
Whmtktmctorf6intkpuaJraclor
buttontofczdtkpyIpokck
EAR-oFFhttonw*LoAD/E R
tO#UStllndby~
1 . Makesuretheprinterishuwdoffandthepapergukieand
theprintercoverare~ved.
2 . Makesurethetracbrisinthepulkacbr positionandthe
paperhleverlsinthe~poeitbar
*
2-14 Paper Handling
4. Slide the left sprocket unit using the scale on the printer as a
guide. The printer prints to the right of the position
marked 0. Push the sprocket lock lever back to lock the
sprocket unit in place. Then slide the right sprocket unit to
match the width of your paper, but do not lock it in place.
Move the paper support so it is midway between the
spxxxket unit&
5. if you are insert@ paper in thy front paper slot, remove the
front cover and slide the edge guide completely to the left.
6 . h4akesureyourpaperhasaclean,straightedge.hsertthe
paperintothedesiredpapersld(rpar,frontor~)
untilitemergesbetweentheplatenindprinthead.
7 . Pullthepaperupuntiltheperfkatbnbetweenthefirstand
sand pages is even with the top of the prlnWs r&bun.
10. Close the sprucket covers.
11. Slide the right sprocket unit to remove any slack in the
~w~-.‘l’&m lock it in place by pushing the spmcket lock
12. Pkethel-lotdmonthepaperguidestrsightdowno~the
mounting posts on the printer.
13. Sl&htlyliftthepePerguideandthenbwerituntiItlests
on the printer.
14. Slkiebothecigeguidestothemickile,ofthepap@rgufde.
15. Tumontheprinter.
16. ifnewsaxy,adjustthepaperpositionusingthemko-feed
katuredescribedfnchapkr3.
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Removing continuous paper from the pull tractor
1. To Rmove continuous paper when using the puSI tractor, tear
offthepaperata~~itentersthepapgs~.
2
msaheWFFbuttdohedtheIlemalning’paper~
outoftheprhter.
.
I
1. If any rinted sheets remain in the printer, pwss the
EAR&F button to advanm the paper to the tea&f
pobsition.
2
Tear off the printed pages.
4 . Adjusttheedgeguidestomat&tbewidthdpurp&=
Ycnlcannowloads;ingleshtletsas -in-JNsfngh
.:
sheets”inthkchapter.
.
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I
Switching to continuous paper
To switch from single sheets back b continuous paper in the
push tractor, follow the steps below
1 . Ifaslngle~tkinthepeperpath,p~theLOAD/EJECT
bUttOIHOC!jlXtt
3 . SlidebothedgeguidestothemiddleofthepaperguLde.
4. Move the paper- lever to the push-tractor p&ion.
2-20 Paper Handling
Note:
Yourprtntercanprintonbothsingle-sheetandconttnuous
mu&part brms. You can load singlesheet multi-part fixms
onlyinthefrontpaperslot.
YoucanusemultCpartfonnsofuptofourparts(includlngthe
original).Makesureyousetthepa~~kvertothe
properpositiox~ Use only carbonless multi-part ti
Youloadmultl-partionnsthesamewayasywbaddngle
.
shixts or continuous paper. J?or best results with aMinuous
multi-part forms, it k let3mmdedyaIusethe~
installed in the push-tractor po&ion togethw with the optional
pull tractor.
For details, see Wsing Single Sheets” or Toading continuous
paperwiththepulltractor~earlierinthkchapter.Payspedal
attentiontosettingthek&ngpusitionasdesaIbedin”Using
micro-feed”inchapter3.
Whenprintinglabels,alwayschoosethetypemountedcma
continuousbackingsbtwithsprock&h&sforu8ewitha
tl?xtor.Donottrytoprintlabelsassinglesheetsbecaust?labels
onashinybackingsheetcioru3tf6edpqeriy.
It is recommended you bad labels from the fiat of bottom
paper slots with the tracks in the puUractor po&ion. You
load labels the sane way that you load aMnuous paper (with
thepullhxtor~,exceptyousetthepaperthkkneWkverb
po6itkm2
ct
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I
Chapter 3
Using the Printer
Control Panel.............................................................................. 3-2
3-2
zght8.T
............................................................
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-5
DIP Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
~;~Pb&setthg
3-6
3-6
DIP-&t&functb;r;::::.......................................................
3-9
Other control-panel features
Micro-Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using micro-feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the loading position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-13
3-13
3-14
TearOff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tear-off mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the TEAR OFF button
Adjusting the tear-off position................................................
3-16
3-16
3-17
3-18
Typestyles
..........................................................................
Character fonts
Character spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C o n d e. n. s. e. d. -. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-19
3-19
3-24
3-25
Data Dump Mode
..............................
. . 3-25
Using the Printer 3-1
I
Control Panel
The indicator lights give you the current status of the printer.
The buttons let you control many printer s&tin&L
OPERATE (green)
Onwhentfu?opecateswitchfsonandpowerksup~
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I
I
Using the Printer 3-3
.
I
ALT
Use this button in combination with otkbulton~ to perfhn
the following tmklx
f3lJFFERCLEARPAUSQ
MICRO FEED
ClearstheprinMsbu&rand
inidalkestheprlntersettings.
ttLOAD/=CTl
Peedspaper6lmvaIdin
1/18@td tnaelmnb
Note:
The typesty& samples on the panel are meant 11s gddes only; actual
printai lvsufts may d@.r slightly.
Other control-panel features
Thecontmlpanelakogivesyouaccesstotwoothetspedal
flUKdtW.
selftest
Hold down the LF/FF button (for LQ printing) or the
LOAD/WECTbutton (lor draft printing) while
tUmangOntheprlnber.Thl?selfteStletSp
~~yauP~~koperatfngPFoperfy.
HolddowntheALTbuttonwhiletumhgonthe
printertoPrintoutalktofthecumnt
DxP*witchse~
sehetheon~testingprinterinchapter
1 for more ilbkmnation.
Data dump:
HoIddowntheiF/FFandLOAD/~buttmi
Whik?~On~z;rintertOentepdata
dumpmochDatadumpmodealluws
advanoeduser3tofindthecauseof
ccImm&atiproblemsbetweentheprinter
andthemputer.
Thedatadum+odekmomhllyatplalnedat
theendoft.bk@ter.
I
The tables below list the functions of the DIP switches. You can
see the current DIP-switch settings at any time by running the
self test as described in Chapter 1.
DIP switch I1
Off
On
I
1-2
M
sets/character tables
See the tables on the next
page.
Print direction
Unidirectional
l-3
l-4
I
/
1-5
Printer mode**
/l-7
I
Input buffer
8 KB*
1 l-8 / 1 -inch skip-over-perforation
** SW l-6 has no function on printers other than the European version.
DIP switch 2
SW
Description
On
2-l
Page length (for continuous
See the Page length table
2-3
Tear off
On
off*
2-4
Auto line feed
On
off*
2-2
paper)
Off
* The asterisks indicate the default or factory settings. The defaults for DIP
switches l-l, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-1, and 2-2 vary according to the country.
Using the Printer 3-7
14
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on
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011
on
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at
Ott
11.7hchao96~
on
on
ntlsst?ctimdesaibesthefun&msaftheDIpstitCheB.
You can select the character tables with DIP switches 1-1,1-2,
1-3, and 1-4, according to @Character tables” on page34
To select a graphics character table, you must first turn DIP
switch 1-4 on.
Print direction
Printer mode
T&isfeatuxeisava&bIeodyontheEiuro~~ofthls
printer.
3-10 Using the Printer
In IBM emulation mode, the functions of some DIP switches
differ from those listed on pages 3-7 to 3-9. These functions are
-Pm.@
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The printer stores data sent from your mmputer in its input
buffer. Keep DIP switch 1-7 off to select an 8 KB bufkr.
WhenautolinekdisaaOXPswkh24orr),the~
aac0mpanieseach~retumcode(CR)~vedwltha
line-fi?edcade!m.
.
If your printer is double spacing, turn DIP switch 2-4 off. If
each line overprints the next, turn DIP switch 2-4 on.
Micro Feed
The micro-feed feature allows you to move the paper forward
or t&cward in l/180-inch inaements. You can use this
feature to adjust the loading and tear4 positions.
Before you adjust the loading position, it is set to the factory
setting (8.5 mm). By moving the paper backward, you can set
theloadingpositiontoas~~as5~mm~mthetopedgeof
the paper. You can then print more lines per page.
mn you make adjustments to the loading or tear-off
posibIonswithoontinuous~~,theprinterremembersthe
new position, even if you turn off the printer.
When you adjust the loading position of single-sheet paper, the
printer remembers the new position until you turn off the
power. The loading position returns to the factory setting
(85mm)whenthepoweristumedonagain.
Tousethe~~feature,presstheALT~atthesame
time as you presq the LOAD/EJECT or LUFF button, as
indicated on the print&s control panel. To use the mia&eed
feature,foBowthestepsbebw
1 . Makesureprintinghasstopped.Ifnecessary,tifttheprinter
coverupsoyoucanseethepaperposition.
Using the Printer
3-13
2. While holding down the AL1 button, pmss the LOAD/EJECT
buttontofeedthepaperfoxwardortheff~buttonto
feed the paper backward, as indicated by the arrows above
the buttons.
3. While holding down the AL1 button, press the LOAD/EJECT
buttontoadjustthebadingp&iontoabwposltbnon
thepage;presstheLF/FFbuttontoadjustthebading
position to a higher position on the page. The MULTI-PART
light keeps fkhing until the printer nxtzives data.
i
Using the Printer 3-15
Tear Off
AfkJWUhaVetihedprinting,yoUCanuSethe~ff
featureto8dvancxcontinu0uspapermtkpushtzMorto~
tearoffedgeofthepzinter.Youc8nthe!nessnytearoffprlnt0d
--yar -P*ttng,*printer-paper
backlothebadfirgpositbh
Thisfeatult?leQyousavepaperthatwMlldnlmmanybelost
between documents.
Youcanusethe~ff~~inhvowayffbyhvningonDIP
switch2-3tosekctautmmtictearaffmode,orbypredngtk
TEAf?OfTbuttondnthemntdpanet
Ifthepe&uationbehveenpagesisnotaligmdwiththekaroff
edge,youcanadjusttheteamffpodt&nusingthe~~
fkatilre.
3-16
Using the Printer
Enter tear-off mode by perfom the hollowing steps:
1 . h4akestmtheprhteristumaioff.
2
Turn DIP switch 2-3 an.
3 . ~mtheprinterOh
WhenteaMfmodeisonandyoupxintoncontinuouspaper
onthepushtractor,t.heprinteradvantxsthe~prinkdpage
totheteaMff~ti~ThenyoucantearoffaIiprintedpages.
IftheperfoMonisnotalignedwiththe~edge,adjuat
thetearoffpositionasdescrkdinthesecHononadjustingthe
tear-offpositionhterinthkchapter.
~you lesumeprtnting,theprinterfeedsthepaperbackto
thebadingpo6itbnandbegfns~dng.cyoucanalso
manuaIlykithepaperbacktotheloadingposit4onby
pressingthel.OAD/fiJECTorTEARoFFbutton3
Adjusting the tear-off position
If the perforation is not aligned with the tear4 edge, adjust
the tear-off position by Mowhg the! stepsbeknw
1. h4akesumthepaperishtheteardpa6itianandthelEAR
OFFlightison
2.
3. Tear off any printed pages
4.
3-18 Using the Printer
Typestyles
You can produce a wide range of typestyles by combing
different character fonts, widths, and other enhancements. You
can select typestyles using the control panel cxyour software.
Your printer has I2 built-in
fast printing.
work
The draft font uses
Thismakesitideal
Nme Ietterquality (LQ) fon
fonts produce fully-foxmed
doamen&
alsoavaiIabIe.Letterquality
ctem for presntationquality
printefs controt panel until
iightnexttoyourdesiredfont
With Epson’s new’EiiC/P 2 p
l
cctntrd~youcan
alsokk!ctacataMebn~
”
andSansserifhws,s&tble
areavaihble;RoeMnTis
S&fHi@mihtO
Roman
with. boat rishoo
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with best wishes
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with best wishes
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3-20 Using the Printer
Sons Serif
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with best wishes
with best wishes
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SansSedfH
wuhbe8twkh
wittlbestwishes
with best wishes
.
with best wishes
with best wishes
with best wishes
with best wishes.
Using the Printer
3-21
The tOllowing shows sample characters for the draft and LQ
fonts
Epson Courier
I”#$%& ( )*+,-. /0123456789~;<=>?8CCDBFGHIJK
LHNOPQRSTW'WXYZ[\]- ‘abcdefghijklamopqrstuv
mtyz{:)-Cuea~a6~~~~S~~~~~~u~Q~~~~f4R~~l6
GilRBPjr++io
l$sonRoman
Epson Sans Serif Proportional
!‘?I$%&‘()*+,-./01234567S3:;<=>?OABCDEFGHIJK
LMNOPQRSTlJVWXYZ[U^,‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
wxyz{:}“~OB~~~‘iTiAA~sR6tlbGQ~UO~fYPlfAf6
GfiRBQdnf*i~
Epson Prestige
Epson Orator
Epson Orator-S
-
-
OCR-B
Character spacing
Characterspacingsof10,12or15cpi(c~a~perinch)ani
pqmtional am available using s&varecommands or your
application prugraxn. !ke Chapter 7 for the chamckr spacings
available for each font.
UseRomanTorSansSerifHfontonlyinpxqxxtionalmode
for best results.
The printout below amqwes the different tvpes ofsgwing:
T h i s i s 10Cypi p r i n t i n g .
This is 12 cpi printing.
Thiiis pmportkmal printing.-
3-24
Using the Printer
Condensed printing
Condensed printing reduces the size of characters to
approximately 60 percent of their normal width, allowing
more characters to fit on a he. This is useful for spreadsheets
and other applications where you need to print the maximum
amount of information on a page.
You can condense 10 cpi, 12 cpi, and proportional spacing
using s&warp commands or your applkation program You
cannot condense Scpi pxinting. The printout below shows
condensed 10 and 12cpi printing.
Ibis is cordensed 10 cpi printing.
This is coadeased 12 cpi prirltinq.
Data Dump Mode
Datadumpmodeisaspecialf@aturethatallowsexperb&
usemtofindthecauseofcommunicationproblemsbetween
the printer and computer. In data dump mode, the printer
produces an exact printctut of the codes it receive&
To use data dump mode, follow these stq:
1 . Maketi~printerisoff.
2
Hold down both the LF/FF and LOAD/EJECT buttons while
you turn on the printer.
3. Load the paper.
Using the Printer
3-25
4. Next, run either an application program or a program you
have written in any pmgammhg language. Your printer
prints all the codes it receives, as shown bebw.
oata Dump nod8
ID
20
60
7S
69
66
40
20
70
60
73
65
lb
54
60
70
20
73
62
66
66
20
69
20
00
69
20
70
73
69
1D
73
6F
72
20
74
74
20
66
69
ti
20
01
69
20
6C
65
6S
AD
IS
61
74
61
61
s6
20
20
6C
74
IS
12
61
64
76
7.5
79
ID
6C
61
74
72
20
90
20
74
2C
6S
66
20
65
61
20
20
6F
20
ID
20
44
60
72
20
61
64
60
61
20
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T h i s i s sn 0x8
-18 of s dats d
IRP pcintOut. Th
i s i s tMtur0 as
&S it 8&8y t o r
5. To turn off data dump mode, press the PAUSE button to stop
prhtfngandthentumtheprhterofE
~katthedatadunpshownfn~4.Onthe~sMeofthe
pxintout, aR&xx%les are pfinted in%exadW‘tannat.On
theright&ieoftheprhtou~thesaznea3&sappearas
printable-or,Weyarenonprintable~as
contmlc0d~appearasdoQ
Bybokingateitherthe&axWers printedInthetextfieL1or
thehexc&s,youcanseeexactiywhatcodesarebeingaentto
theprinter.
Chapter 4
Using Printer Options
Cut-Sheet Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Installing a cut-sheet feeder
Loading paper with the single-bin cut-sheet feeder . . . . . 4-3
4-6
Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Switching between continuous paper and the cut-sheet
feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Pull Tractor.................................................................................. 4-12
Loading paper with the push tractor and the optional pull
tractor............................. 4-12
Interface Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
4-14
Installing an interface card
. . . . . . . . . . 4-16
The C823051/C823061 serial interface card
Using Printer Options
4-1
Cut-Sheet Feeder
Two cut-sheet feeders are available for use with your pr@er.
The singlebin cut-sheet feeder holds up to 50 single sheets of
paperandthehighqMtycut&eetfe&erhoklsupto150
sheetsofpapercxupto3oairmallor2splafnbol\denwbpes.
Befolxqahstallyourcu~heetfeeder,assembleitby
foncwi.ng the -inthemanualthatcomeswithiL
1.
2
3. Make sure the paper-release lever is in the single-sheet
position.
4. Hold the cut-sheet f&der in both hands and press back on
the latch levers on each side. Fit the notches in the cutdeet
kederoverthemountingpostsontheprinter.Releasethe
latchleversandbwerthecut&eetfeederuntilitrestson
.
...
Yalarenowleadytobadpa~withyour&~~.
~~vhiw~+=t~~thelwgse~~~~.~
x..,:: .’ = ,5 . Replacdhep~a3ver.
2. SlldetheleffpaperguidesoitLallgnedwiththeblangle
mark. Next, slide the *ht paper guide to match the width
of your paper. Slide the paper support to midway between
~paperguld~
3.
4. TakeastaclcofpaperandfankNext,tapthesideand’
bottomoftkpapefcmaflatsur&mtoevenupthestadc
4-4 Using Printer Options
5. Insert up to 50 sheets of paper along the left paper guide.
6. Adjust the position of the right paper guide so that it matches
your paper33 width. Make sure the position of the guide
allows the paper to move up and down freely.
7. Push the paper-set Ieven back to clamp the paper against the
guide rollers.
8. If necessq, attach the stacker-support wires (that cume with
the cut-sheet feeder) to the edge guides of the paper guide.
9. Replacethepaperguddebypbdngthendchesonthepaper
guide straight down over the mounHng posts on the
printer. Lower the paper gukik inao po&on and then slide
theedgeguidestothemkidk.
10.Ra&ethepaperguidecoverandksthagainstthepaper
gu*
Thecut-sheetfeederbadspaperwheny~.sendprint&~to
theprinter(asbngasthePAUSHghtEsnotonI.Youcanalso
loadpaperbypmssingtheLOAD/E.ECTbuttm
To load paper using the high-capacity cut-sheet k&r, foUow
thestepsbebw:
4
open to allow for paper loading.
4
4 . Talceastackofpaperandibnit.Next,taptheskieand
bottomdt?epaperoaafbtzsurhcetoevenupthesta&
6. Adj~the~~noftherlghtpaperguidesothatitmatches
yourpa~swidthMalcesurethatthepositkmofthe
guidealbwsthepapertomovemoVeyupanddavn.Then
thembadcbrenvebpes.
4-9
8 . Pushthepapersetleversbacktoclampthepqeror
enkdopesagainsttheguiderdfers.
-
4-8
Using Printer Options
-
e
2
HoWhesingle-bincut-sheetfeederinbothhands.Fitthe
IbOtdWShtheSfnglebinCU~kedesOV~the
molmtingpo6tsmtheIwdfhe~tycllt-sheet
plessthetwocut-s~feederstogetheruntuKneyare
securelywtogether.
4-1
5 . Lmdpaperintcmchbin.Seethesect&nsonbadingpaper
earkrilithkchapter.
Youcanalsospedfythebinnuniberusingsofhme
commandaYoumaybeabletospedtyb\ebinnumberusing
yoursattware.seeyoursoftwaremanualfordetaifs.
You can easily switch between amtinuous pap and cut-shet
feeder operation without lrmoving the cantinuous paper.
3. Press~lBAD/EJK=Tbuttar.Theprintgfeedsthepaper
backwardtothestandbystandby~Thepa~isstili
attachedbthepushtractorbutknolongerinthepaper
iwlth
-
-
.
4. -LoadthepaperfmhepushtxactmasdesaibedfnCha~2
LOAD/EJEClbuttontook&
thepaper,andtknwetheLF#Fbut&nbfedtwoshe&3
4lQqerfhrpughtheprinter.
.
7 . Luadthepaperfor~pulltractorasa esumt?a Ul*Uwr~U Lr
8 . hrlloutonOlegeatatdretightsldedthepulltracaorand
tumittooveanysladcinthepaperbetweenthepush
andpulltractors.
9 . PIaazthenotchesonthepqxrguidestraightdownoverthe
moUntingptSOnthU!printer.
10. SlidebothedgeguidesbtkmkWeofthepaperguide.
sttghtlyIlftthepapgguideandthenloweritmtiitrests
OntheprInter.
Using Printer Options 4-13
You can use optional interface cards to supplement your
printer's built-in parallel interface.
The Epson Interface cards below are compatible with your
printer.(Not all interfaces are available in all countries)
+ This is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country.
If you are unsure whether you need an optional interface or
would like to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
Installing an interface card
Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Unplug the printer's
power cord and disconnect the interface cable.
4-14 Using Printer Options
3.
Be sure to set any switches and jumpers on the card. See the
interface card's manual for details. Make sure that you set
jumper JG to on, or the card will not work properly.
4.
Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the
interface compartment. Push in firmly to make sure you
fully insert the connector at the rear of the interface card
into the printer's internal socket.
5.
Re-insert the screws and tighten to complete installation of
the optional interface.
Removal of the interface card is the reverse of the steps above.
Using Printer Options
4-15
Chapter 5
Maintenance and Transportation
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
l
Replacing the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Maintenance and Transportation 5-1
1. hhkesuretheprhteristumedoff.Thenremoveanypaper
aswellasthepapergukieandhwtorunit.Alsotpn\ove
the~puntractorandcut-sheetfeedera6eeders,if
iIt&dkd.
2
3.
P
5-2
Wdng:
&aptdul~togetuJu&rontheprintcrmechu?lismor
-
Maintenance and Transportation
Whentheprintingbec0xnestoofaint,youneedtowplacxthe
ribbcmcwhidge. Use the Epson rib&n cartridges listed below
forbestresultaGenuine~rlbbonsaredesignedbwork
propesiywithyourBp#mprWer;theirhighqualQproperopemdonandlangIlfeoftheprintheadandother
printer parts. Using any other ribbon may damage your printer.
I-kMcr lmt.
I
LQ67ob
LQlomt
I
ma
64
0 Lbmtuseadbbnuwbi&edes&nedjbr9-pinprinttm.
Ifyouneedtotransptyourprintersomedistana5,caddly
repackitus~theof#nalboxandpckingmatedalp,as
dexribedbekwc
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord hm the electdd outkt; then
dkonnectthe~cablefromtheprinter.
3. Remove the paper guide.
Maintenance and Transportation 5-3
4. Remove the optional pull tract& and cut-sheet feeder a
fedem, if installed.
5. Remove the ribbon caztddge.
6. Remove the paper-tendon unit. Attach the protective Iocking
CBptothepapef-tenssonunt~andthenreplaoethe
papertembn unit. Seepage 1-5.
7 . Makesurethestandmdtractatkinstalled~thepush-mti
posttioh
5-4
Maintenance and Transportation
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
Powersupply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Paper Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
I
Most prob@mS you encounter whik operating your printer have
simple sohitions. Read though the appropriate section to find your
pmblems; then follow the recommended steps. If you cannot solve
the problemsontact your dealer or a qua!ifM service person for
assistance.
Power Supply
If the eledcal outlet k amtroIled by an outside switch or
automatictimer,useadiff&ntoutkt.
Pluganother~~evioeintotht?outletto~
whetlMHheoutletk~properly.
.
The printer dw not print and the PAUSE Iight is on,
Press the PAUSE button.
6-2
Troubleshooting
The PAUSE light is off but nothing prints.
Check that the software is installed pqerly for your printer.
Check the sofhvam’s printer settings.
checkbothendsoftheinterfaceoblebetweentheprin~and
thecomputer.Makesureyouri.nterfacecablemeetsboththe
printer and computer spedfhtioxwh If you are using the
built-in parallel hterfh, be sunz your cable b a shielded
twisted-pairparallelcabk
The printer does not print and the PAPER OUT light is on
Load paper in the printer.
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing is printed.
TheribboncartridgemaywtbeinstalMproperly.Seethe
s4xtiononribboninstahtiainh~pterl.
Theribbonmaybewornaut.Rep~theribboncartridgeas
de&bed in Chapter 5.
Theprtnkrmakesastnqgeno~t-trebuzzersoundssevenl
times, and the printer stops Ibruptly.
~offtheprinterandcheck~apaperlam,aribbonjam,or
other problems. If the printer still does not print correctly,
contact your dealer.
Printed characters have pazts missing at the bottom
The ribbon cartridge may not be htalled properly. See the
section on ribbon installation in Chapter 1.
Troubleshooting 6-3
I
The PAUSE light is flashing and the printer does not print, or it
stops printing abruptly.
The print head k overheated. Wait a few minutes; the printer
resumes printing automatically when the print head cuo&
The printout is faint.
The ribbon may be worn out. Replace the ribbon cartridge as
desaibed in Chapter 5.
Checkthatthepaper-thiclcnessle~ksetcowztlyZorthe
papexyouareusing.see”settingthepaper-Wlevefin
Chapter2
AlineofdotsiamissingidtheprMout.
The print head is damaged. Stop printing and amtait your
dealerbhavethepIintheadreplaced.
Dots are missing iu randomposi~onu.
Hithe.rthexektoomuchshclcintheribbonortherMxmhas
comeIoose.Reinstalltheribbonoltrbdgeas-in
chapted..
Thetypestyiesor~~thatare~byyourso~cannot
:
be pxinted
checkthatthesoftwarek~~y~n6guredforyourprinter.
The font selected on the control panel does not print
.
6-4 Troubleshooting
I
The wrong characters are printed.
The wrong character table or the wrong intematbnal character
set is selected. Check the DIP-switch settings. See page 3-6.
The characters printed M smaller than exp&ed.
Printing starts too high or too low on the page.
Adjustthetopmarginsetbyyoursoftwareorusemicrofixd
tomakminoradjustmentstotheIoad@gpositionStxpage
3-13.
Set DIP switch 24 on so,that the printer automatically adds a
line-~axIetoeachcanfageneturn.
ThetextisprintedwithextrablanklinesbetweentheHnesoftext
Twoline-M signalsarebeing sent.S&DIPswitch 24off.
Linespacingisincorrect
Adjustthe~seetlnginyaur
Page length does not match the length of &e paF
Chedcthepage-lengthsettingi.npursdtwareandadjustitif
n~.~rsing~~paper,alsosee1Tipgfaprinting
cmSingleSheeWonpageiiLParcontinuouspaper,changethe
pagdength setting with DIP witches 2-1 and 2-2 See page 34
Regular g&s occur in the printout.
One-inch skip-overperfuWion may be set Set DIP switch 1-8
off.
Skip over-perforation is set, but the perforation does not fall in
the center of the 82dp.
Make sure the page-kngth DIP-switch setting matches the
page length of your paper. See page 3-9.
If your software controls the top and bottom margins, set DIP
switch l-8 off.
Vertical printed lines do not align.
Turn DIP switch 1-5 on for &dire&o nalprinting.
Besunztochoosethec0rnxtprinterwknyauchooseaprinter
ftom your softwads setup menu. See page I-14
USeyoUrsOftwall?!tO~thetypeOfpageryaU~uSing
(sing~hf!etor.~tlnuou8~
When clearing the buffer, you also lose the top&4orm.
6-6 Troubleshooting
I
When using an optional interface, the printer does not print or the
printout is not what you expect.
You may be trying to use an interface card or cable with the
wrong qxdfications. Check the speci&atbns to makesure
you can use theinterface card or cable with this printer.
The computer and printer interface settiqs may not match.
Make sure the settings on thecomputer and printer match.
Theinterf&mayhavebeendisabled.Makesunzthatthe
switch near the interface connector k turned on
When you send data, the platen does not mtate and the paper does
not feed.
When you insert single-sheet paper, the platen does &t rotate and
paper does not feed.
ThepapermaybetoohrtotherightAIigntheleftedgegukie
withtheamwonthepaperguid~
Checkthatthepaper-releaseleverkinthe~heet
position.
Troubleshooting 6-7
I
When you insert single-sheet paper, the platen mtatea but paper
does not feed.
Reinsert the paper more firmly.
Feeding of singhxheet paper k crooked or the paper jam&
Make sure the paper size k within the spedfled range. See
page 7-4.
Single-sheet paper does not fully eject.
Use the LOAD/EJECT button to eject paper. Do not use the
LF/FFbutton.
Thepapermaybetookmg.Odyusepaperthatkwithinthe
tqJed64 range. see page 74.
When you aend data or press the lOADEJECT button, the platen
rotates,butthepushtractordoes+eedthepapec
Thepaperhasanneoffthepushtractor. -WV=thepushtractor.
.
chedrthatthepaper-*kverkisthetheposiW
Check that the paper-thickness lever is set comctly for the
paper you are using. See page 2-21.
The position of your paper supply may be preventing the
paper from feeding stmight. Make sure the paper supply k not
obstructed by a cable or some other object. Make sure that your
paper supply k positioned withIn 1 meter (3.28 feet) of the
printer.
Check that the holes on the sides of the paper are aligned with
each other. Also, make sure the sprocl& units are locked and
their covers are closed.
Check that paper size and thickness are within the s@ed
range. See page 7-4.
Continous paper does not e$ect properly.
Thepagektoolang.Tearoff~epaperand~~itfromthe
printer. Only use paper that k within the s@fied length
range. See page 76
When a print command is sent from the arnpue the platen
rotates but the cut-sheet feeder does not feed the paper.
Thecut-sheetfeedermaybeinanTectlyinstalled.Removethe
cut-sheetleederandinstaIlitasdesaibedinChapter4.
CheckthatthepaperreleaseleverkinthesingMwxt
position. See page 2-2
Thepa~tlewrsmaybepulledforward.Pushbackonthe
paper-set levers.
Papermaybejammedneartheprinthead.
TheremaybeonIyanesheetfettinthebm.Addmorepaper.
I
You may have loaded too many sheets in the cut-sheet keder’s
bin. You can load up to SO sheets in the singlebin cut-sheet
feeder,andupto150sheetsorupto30air-mallor25phfn
bond envelopes in the high-capacity cut-sheet kder.
The cut-sheet feeder feeds two or more t&&s at the same time.
You may have loaded too many sheets in the cut-sheet ieedeis
bin. See above.
You may have forgotten to fan the stack of paper before
bading it into the bin. Remove the paper and f&n it.
Paper loaded from the cutgheet feeder is cmoked.
The paper may be old or creased. Use only new, &an sheets of
pal=
Theremaybetoomuchpaperinthestacker.Removethepaper
from the stacker.
Paper loaded with the optional pull tractor k awked or the paper
jThepulltxactorandpushtractorspmdcetunitsmaynotbe
alignKlcom?cdy.M8ke!surethesproc2;etun.itsonboth=-hPd
Theremaybeslackinthepaper.Adjustthe~~ofthe
sprocketunitstotakeup~yslack~thewidthofthe
paper. Remove slack lengthwise by pulling out and rotating
the gear on the right of the optional puJl tractor.
I
Chapter 7
Technical Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.
.
.
.
.
.
7-2
7-2
7-4
7-7
7-7
7-8
Interface Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Specifications and pin assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Interface timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
oglns~ns.fl~
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
.......................................................... 7-12
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14
Default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14
Printer Specifications
24-pin inqxt dot matrix
Printing method:
Printing speed:
-llv
htt
choTacknperhch
letter Qudily
chamcw-
10
22s
12
2M
10
7s
12
90
.
Printable calm:
clmmcter*es
uoxhnlmpmkddKwrckR
l--GzZl
I
12cd
I
1: tscd
~
I
Line sp2cing:
7-2 Technical Specifications
lQWO+
I
LO1070,
137
I
233
124
I
ma
%
I
1/6in&orprogrmmablein
1/360-hCh~~
Paper ked sped:
65.2 millkmmck fix LQ57Ot or
81.1 milusecondsfwLQr070+
perl/binchline;Z8khesper
second with continuous feed
Buffet:
OKBorappnuG8KB
(DIP-switch sdectabk)
Character hntsi
Character sets:
Single sheets
width
top
front
Length
Thickness
Weight
14 international character sets
alKioxudegalchar8cterset
148b257mm(5.8to10.1inches~Cor~570+
1(8to420mmf5(58to16.5inches)forLQ-1070+
182to257257(7.2b10.1ir&fs~fbrLQ570+
182to364mm(7.2to143inches~fbrLQ-1070+
364tIUllO43hChtS~maximum
0.065 to a14 mm (0.0025 to oao55 inches)
52.3toXIg/m2 04to24lbI
Single&& multi-part farms
182bZl6ntm(72to8.5inches~brl.Q570+
Width
182b364mmQ2to~43inchesHbrLQ-1wo+
257to297mm(lO.l toll.7inchesI
Length
Fburshel&80or4$nalp1usup~3copies~
0.12to032mm(0.awtooal2inches~
2L
40t058g/m2Q2b151b)perskt
weight
Cl hdsinglcshe$ multi-pwtjbnnsodyinto thejhnf dot.
0 Useonlycm;bonkssm~fonns.
hT?bjXSl
SiZdZ
Weight
166x92mm(6.5x36inches~
No.6
N o . 1 0 24ux1O4mm~5xc1indkesI
0.16 to 0.52 nun (O.aX3 to ODl97 inch%)
45t091g/m202t0241b)
P Znsertenw&q&ntotktopsbton&.
Continuous paper:
101 to 254 mm (4 to 10 inches) for LQ-570t
Width
101 to 406 mm (4 to 16 inches) for LQlOi’Ot
Four sheets (one original plus up to
Copies
three copies)
0.065 to 0.10 mm (0.0025 to 0.0039 in&es)
Thickness
for one sheet
0.065 to 032 mm (0.0025 to 0.012 inches) total
52.3 to 82 g/m2 (14 to 22 lb) for one sheet
Weight
4OtosSg/m~(l2to15lb)persheetin
multi-part forms
0 use sly curbonlcss nlurti-punt-.
L8bek
Size
Thickness
635 x 23.8 mm (2 U x 15/16 inches)
101 x 23.8 mm (4 x 15/16 inches)
101 x 27 mm (4 x 17/16 inches)
0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0031 inches)
for backing sheet
0.16 to 0.19 mm (0.0063 to 0.0075 inches) total
Technical Specifications 7-5
A
Printable area:
e
Single sheets
Printable aea
~C
A The minimum top margin k 53 mm @.2 inched.
B The minimum left and right margins are 3 mm (0.12 inches).
However, the maximum printable width k 203 mm (8 inches)
fix Ix)570+ or 345 mm (13.6 Inches) Tar Qlo7(k.
C The nihimum~bottom mar@‘k9 mdO35 inches).
continuous paper
A
.
C Theminimumbottommargink135mm(O53ides).
Electrical
120 V model:
Rated voltage:
Input voltage range:
Rated fxequency:
Input frequency range:
Rated current:
Power ansumption (during
self-test printing in draft
mode at 10 cpI)
ACl2OV
AC 1035 TV 132 V
5oto6oHz
495to605Hz
2.OA
appmx. 33 W
LQ-570+:
LQ1070+:
appmx. 36 W
220/240 V model:
Rated voltage:
Input voltage range:
Rated frquency:
Input frequency range:
Ratd current:
Power consumption: (during
self-test printing in draft
mode at 10 cpi,
AC22Oto24OV
AC198to264V
5oto6oHz
495to605Hz
l.OA
approx. 33 W
LQ-570-k:
approx 36 W
LQ1070+:
Note:
Paper-&d methods
F&&m..
Pushtractor
Pulltladcx
Push-pull tractor
Single-bin cut-sheet feeder (optional)
Highcapacity cut-sheet kier k@ional)
Double-bin cut&& feeder (by combining
bothoptionalcut-sheetieeders)
Ribbon:
Black ribbon carhidge W753 (LQ570+) or #7754
(LQlO7W
Lifeexpectancy:
In IQ, at 48 dothharackr: 2 mUlion
In draft, at 28 dot&~ 3.42
XrdBionFilmriMxmcartrldge#7768QQ-570+)0r#7770
~107o+)(optbnal):
Lifkexpetaq On LQ, at 48 dots/characterh
0.2 million chvaders W768h 03 million
ch8r8ctl?rs(rn~
MTBF:
~power-on hours for Ix&m
6ooopmveronhourslorIQ1070+
Dimensions and weight
m-610+
lu-lOl(k
16oftUIMX3hChd
ldomm(63hche$
434mmtl7.1hdw
6wmmci41)hcher)
368m(145hcl-H
3&mm(146iI?chd
4.7kgWBb)
9.6kg01b‘b)
Environmental
Tempkrature.
~sto35&1%95T9
-3ovo6oT(-22oto14oqF)
Humidityhvithoutamdensa~
lo%tombRH
596taBRI-l
Interface Specifications
Your printer is equipped with a parallel interface.
Specifications and pin assignments
The built-in padlel inter&e has the fblkwhg characterktkx
Data l%nmat:
w
S-ROBE pulse!
S~~tiOX
BUSYandACKNLGsignals
Handshaketiming:
Trbmpaw
Signallev&
36+574+0360Amp~
come
connectororequivalent
1
9
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
1 9
.
.3iiim
N
5-iRs~toreaddata.
RhewldthmustberrKxelhanObpdulercmtuhgtermhd.
20
21
DATA1
r.wA2
MTA3
MTA4
MIAS
DATA.
MU7
QUAI
N
N
N
N
-Jqrdrrw
ii
24
2s
ii
28
xc@iiz
ii
N.
.N
OUT
idmotbnhbRslto8d
repedhrely.Each
zgizr&Hlevelwhen
dataL”““““““““‘““““““““““1andlcnuwheil
Ukto@cat~
.~.
_
-a, ,,&&.*hdcatesthatdatahastieem
rec&edandlhatthepMerk
mactytoacceptmoredata.
Technical Specifications 7-9
r
Q
0
a
d
Technical Specifications 7-11
Interface timing
The f&m be&w shows the timing fbr the parallel in&face.
Option Specifications
Cut-sheet feeders
Dimensions and weight
7-12 Technical Specifications
Bin capacity
Single sheets:
Envelopes
C$O63% and W
up to so sheets of 82-g/m2 (22-M paper
WandCS0640,
Up to 150 sheets of g2-g/mrC22-lb> paper
-andcBo61o,
uptozs@lainbond)
upto3owrmaio
Paper:
Width
-7’
182to216nun
(7.17to8.SOhche@
iXW38*
182to216mk
(7J7to850hchbqJ
caB3w
182to420m
(7.17to 165.hched
c8wo@.
182t0420mn
a.17to 165hche9
16sto241 mm
1 (6.5Qto9.49hchm)
WA
’ l~to241m
(6.50to9A9m
92toltMmni
(362to4mhchmI
028to050mn
@.UI98toCUN97kh@
64to91gjnf
08k24W 1.
+
Environmental
Temperatures
s” to 35% (41° to 95OD
3tPtO6OT(-22”tO1400F)
StOrage:
Humidity (without condensation):
OpWiOn:
15%to8o%RH
5%to9o%RH
metabIeIlekw8how8thedefadt oflmiamthattake~
whentheplinteris:initialited. lnadditbn,hardFand
conholpanelixMaIkatkmeraseanytexththedatabufget.
7
.
Item
Defoultcubd8m
Top-of-form podion
curent papec pcdnon
hPlenqth
lhecwentMPmMchsetthg
Lefl andfl#lt maglm
carded
Chapter 8
Command Summary
Using the Command Summary ............................................ 8-2
Commands Arranged by Topic
General operation . . . . . . .
Paper feeding . . . . . . . . .
Page format . . . . . . . . . .
Print position motion. . . . .
Font selection . . . . . . . . .
Font enha ncement . . . . . .
Character handling
..................
..................
..................
..................
..................
..................
8-2
8-2
8-3
8-3
8-4
8-4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Bit image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Command Summary 8-1
Using the Command Summary
This printer uses the Epson ESC/P 2 printer control language.
Youcanusethe~commandstopmdu~h&hquaky,
laserlikeprintouts. BC/P2commandsprovidesdable fonts
@psonRoman,~~~serif,Eqlson~‘C~~pson
~~~s-~I5=Phj--e-ammandsbytopk.Ifacommand
hasnoparametexs,itismerdylisted.Ifithasparamebgs,they
are explained. The M are indkated by bwemse
italicized letters, usually % The examples below show how tk
parameters are indicated.
ESC@isaammandwithnopa~
ESCUl/Ofsa~~thatusesl~turnthe~~onand
0 to turn it off.
ESC$nl disa cttmmmdwithtwo~
ESCDnnisacmuxudwithavariablenumberofparameter.
Ifyouareanacperlencedprinteruser,youmaywantto
purchasetheBsc/P RefhmceManualfka3mprehensive
plQgramminginBnrmabionOn~these-yourEpsandeakrorsee”WheretoGetHdpfkUnitedStat&
Users,“earllertnthismanuat
Commands Arranged by Topic
General operation
Esce
Dec.Hex.~
InitializePrin~
64 40
EscUl/O
85
8-2 Command Summary
55
T u r n - M o d e
on/-
Am/
ESCEMn
Dec. Hex.
25
19
DescflDth
Control Paper Loading/
Ejeding
n=“l” SelectbinlofCSF
n=“2” Selectbin2ofCSF
n-T Ejectasheet
0 The variables a~ the characters “1” (49 dedmal oc 31
hex)and”2”@Odecimalor32hexI.Donotusedecimal
1,Ol hex,dedmal2,orO2hex.
Paper feeding
CR
Dec. Hex. D8sawkw
13
0D
CarriageReturn
FF
12
oc
PamPeed
LF
10
0A
LineFeed
ESCO
48
30
S&Ctl/8-inchLine~
Esc2
50
32
select1/6-inch~spachng
ESC3n
51
33
set n/l~inch Line spacing
ESC+n
43
2B
setn/~iLinespadng
ESCQn
81
51
setRightMa*
n=rightmargindllmn
4099
2863
SetPageFurlw
ESC(c4OmZm2nZn2
m=ml+m2x256
m:Tcqmar@nindefined
Units
~n=nl+d!x256
n:BottommarghindeWd
UllitS
Esc(Cnn
4067
2843
SetPageLengthinDefined
Units
Esc(C2Onf ?I2
n=nl+n2x256
n: Number of defined units
ESCCn
67
43
SetPageLengthhLheS
n=numberoflims(l-127)
Esccon
67
43
SetPa@?TBgthhInches
n = number o# inches (l-22)
ESCNN
78
4E
setBottomMarginior
ContinuousPaper
n = number of lines (l-127)
ESC O
79
4F
bCi?ITOp/BOttt3mMarginfCX
ContinuousPaper
Print position motion
L&c.
ESC$nZnZ
36
hr.
24
.
l38scmm
SetAbsduteHorimntalprint
PO6itiOlI
n=nl +tQx256
n:spedfiesprintpositiar
fromkftmarginhdefined
units
0 ‘l%edefaultunitis1/6Oinch.
8-4 Command Summary
Esc\nln2
D e c . Hex Descrbitm
set Relative Horizontal Print
92
x
PosStior\
n=nl+n2x256
n:Moves current print
posidonindeBnedunits
0 Thedefaultunitisl/120inchindraftmodeand1/180
inchinLQmode.
Bx(Vnn. 4 0 8 6 2 8 5 6 setAbdutt?VertkalPrint
posltiorr
Esc(v2o?I.l?l2
n=?ll+n2x256
n:SpedrCiesprintposidon
fromtopnrarginindefined
units
Ex(vnn
40118 2876 SetRelativeVerti&Print
POlSitiClCh
Esc(v20?lz?!2
n=nl+n2x256
n: h4owscunent print
position in defined units
ESCDtm
68
44
S&HO&lCWTabs
up to 32 tabs o-255) entenzd
inasce~gorde?;
Terminatedby
HT
9
09
TabI-knimntaXiy
ESCB?l?!
66
42
Set Vertkml Tabs
Up to 16 tabs W55); last n
ShOUldbe
VT
11
0B
TabVertiGany
EWn
74
4A
Performn/l8&inchL0ineFeed
Command Summary 8-5
ESCkn
Dec.
107
Hex
68
cwcfbm
~=qPefe~
N=O:Roman
1:sanssedf
9:cauier
3:Presdge
6 script
5:CKZR-B
7:orator
&orator-5
9scfiptc
l(l:RomanT
ll:saM
SedfH
0 AlwaysturnonpqxwWnalmode$SCpl)before
dectingRomanTorSaderifH.
ESCXmnn
88
58
Select FodbyPitchandPoint
SC-Xmriltil
m:Setpitchto36O/mcpi
m=O:Nodrangeinpitch
m=l:Seledpopbrtic#\at
m=O,l,18,21,24#30,36#42#
4!8,6O,<lr72
?&tpoEntsizeino5patnts
Totalpdnts=(nf+n2x
2561x05
n=O:Nocha.ngeinpoint
n=O,16,20,21,24,28,32,
~,@,~&~,=#sa
a44(lorRarnan,-Serif,
RomanT,dSiUWS?dfH)
n=0,21,42(fcxother
-1
0 cancelEscxwith~P,M,g,p,!,or~.
8-4
ESCP
80
50
select1aspdnt10cpi
ESCM
77
4D
sehxmspoint12cpi
=g
103
67
s?lect 10.5 point 15 cpi
Escpvo
112
70
TumPqortionalModeOn/Off
Command Summary
D e c .
E!SCxn
tit?% Desclwm
120
78
SelectLetterQllalityorDrafi
n= QDIaft 1:LetterQuaIhy
E!xr
52
34
Select Italk Font
Esc5
53
35
Carrel It& Font
EXE
69
45
clekctBokIFont
ESCF
70
46
candBoIdFant
ES$!n
33.21
Masterselect
Tofindthevalueufnadd
toptherthenumbersofthe
~y”~~~w
n= 0: 1Ocpi 16zdouble&e
1: l2cpi 32:doubkvidth
2qxvp. 64:italk
cad. 1munderline
&bold
Font enhancement
SI
D e c . He% Descrbtkn
selmcQndensedRinting
15
iJF
18
12
cancelcondensedPrindng
50
14
OE
SektDoubl+WidthPrinting
bnek~
EscWl/O
87
57
TurnDaubkWidthprinting
on/off
DC4
20
14
cancel DoubleWidthPrinting
(OneW
E!X-l/O
45
2D
Turn underline on/off
Command Summary 8-7
‘hmDoubkHeight Printing
on/off
Escw1/0
ESC G
n
47
ESC H
72
48
Iscso
83
53
EscSl
83
53
ESCT
84
54
=qn
l-l3
7l
selectDou~stIikeRindng
SelectSuMptPrindng
sc?lect.(haracterst)ile
n= tkNarndstyle
1:ouane
zshadow
3:CMinewithshadow
ESC(-Wl
4045
282D SelectLine/Saxe
Esc(-301nl ?Q
nZ=l:U~
z:;x
n2=ck~scaeline
sektedbynl
n2=1:~amtinuousline
n2=2pnlbkmtinuous
l i n e
n2=5singlebrokenline
n2=&Doublebrokenlhe
Character handling
DecHexDescrbfton
ESC: 0 n 0 58 3A
8-8 Command Summary
CqyROMtoRAM
n=O,l,2,3,4,5,or9
=m
’
ESCRn
82
52
select an Inbernational char. set
n=QU!%
8: Japan
1:Rance
2sermany
3:uK
I:Denma*
5:Sweden
&Italy
Mpain
Ex&nn
38
26
!kIUOMl~
lo:Dehll
11:spainII
12:LAms
13:Kms
64+egd
DefinetJwr-Definedcharpccer
Ex&Onln2dOdld2data
nl=fi.rstcharackrnumber
n2=hstdmracternumber
dO=teA~~Ofdl=bodywidthofchamckr
di?=rightspaceofdwacter
~=?Yt&=el-.
super/-P-w=
~Y2bytesper~!3elect &MS-- set
n=CkNoamalaet
l:lJser-d&edset
ESC%n
37
EXPfUl
4 0 9 4 285E PxintIMaasczhamem
EX(Ad n2datp
n=nl+n2x256
n:amountofdata
data: print n bytes of data as
characters
E!Xtn
116
25
74
Select Character Table
Selectchamckrtablen
ai3dgnedbyESCtt
n=O,1,~3,1”,T,orT
n=ZRemapsdownloaded
CZhWMWShO-127to
X28-255
Command Summary 8-9
Esc7
55
37
Esc(tn?I
40116 2874
EnableUpperC3mtdCdes
CIuudsBsc6
AssigncharacterTti
Esc(t30am4i3
J$p-&~&Tab~ set
dl=O,l,53,V,17,“2”,clr
-3”
d2 d3 Chrader Table
0 0 Italic
1 0 PC4370
“7 ; F-&m
8 0 PC863Canada-Pr.)
9 0 Pc865(Naway)
28 0 BRAsuImparo*
4 0 Fc85lGleew
5 0 Pc853(-IbrkMP
10 0 Pc852cBast~P
1 1 0 Fc8!veMdshP
I5 0 PC869(GredP
24 0 PC861 (hc&mdkP
l
Notavailableonthe *
B-versfon
w Adablearlyonthe
Rmpean ??emion
8-10
Command Summay
A!m
Esccnzn2
D e c . Htx. Desc~tion
set I-bizontal MC&m Index
99
63
(l=-IlmchangePitiin
n/36a-inch units
Totalunits=nI+n2~2S6
ESCSPn
32
20
SetIn-cterspae
n=numberofunitsofspace
addedtotheclpacebetween
c!hwaam u-127)
unitsan? 1/120in& (draft)
and l/l80 inch tLQ and
pOpOdOIdl
Esc(Unn
4085
2855
MineUnit
Esc(UlOn
Define positioning unit as
n/3aohch
ff = 10#20,30,40,50,040
n = lo; default
Esc.nn
Dec.
46
Hex
2E
l%scfmn
PrintRaskrGqhics
E!SC.CUh??I#Itl2&ta
c=. o:pungraphicsmode
l:compressedmode
0=10,20:Dotdensityfor
vertical in 3600/u DPI
h=10,2OzDotdensityf’or
holimntal in 3600/h DPI
m:Numberofvertkaldots
Totaldots=nZ+n2~2!56
0 The u=lO and h=ZO czombination is not allowed.
Command Summary 8-11
ESC(Gnn
Dec. Hex. Dc?samm
4On 2 8 4 7 SelwtGraphicsMode
ISC(GlOn
n=l,a49
0 CancelGraphbmodewithIiSC@
Esc*?ln
D e c . Hex. LbscmkM
seleaitrmage
42
2A
Esc*mnI?l2data
n=nl+n2x2!56
v
8-12 Command Summary
~TOblCd~
Totaldata=
(n.I+n2x2543xt
Appendix
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Italic Character Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Graphics Character Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Appendix
A-1
Character Tables
These charackr tables are selected by setting DIP switches l-l,
1-2i~,and1-4,orbyusin%the~tandESC(tsoAware
commank
Mthegraphicsc~tab~arethesameforhsrd~00
thmu& 7F. Therefin, only the first table is shown completely.
Italic Character Table
0
1
2
a
4
S
6
7
6
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0123466769ABCDEF
tu
sPOeP*Pru
spa 6’P l p
!lAQaq
1lAQaq
2BRbr
oc2”
#r"ZBRbr
llcscs
13cscs
m$4DTdt
C6PVfv
&dPVfv
'7GWgw
' 7GYgw
(8RXbx
ax$4DTdt
%SBUeu
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GIossary
The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
ASCII
AmericanStandardCodefixInkmnationkkchange.A
standardizedccding6ystem~assigningMlmerlcalcodesto
letters,andsymbDls.
iMdh3Crton;rrp~tinQ
Printing In which the print head prints in both directions. This
lraea!B the speed of printing.
buffer
The portion of
the pri.nWs memory used to store data befog
prbtsnglt-
A c&&ion of letters, numbers, and symbols.
cfxmcfetsperfnch (cpD
Amwumfthesizeoftextcharactem..Theprintex’sdefiwlt
SettingislOcpi.
Printing in which each character is approcdmately 60% of the
width of standard characters Useful for fitting wicJe tables m
spreadsheets onto paper.
conthwous paper
Paper that has spmdcet-feed holes on each side, is perforated
betweenpages,andissupplledinafofdedstack.AIsocalled
knfold paper.
conifol code
speda1codesusedtocontrorprinterfunccions,suchas
pet+dnga~Fetun\orlinefeed.
cu?-sheet Reedef (c3fg
An optional, detackble device that automatically feeds single
sheetsofpaperintotheprinter.
4 ~bkshoodng feat~.~ that helps advancxxl usem find the
~useofcornmurdcationprob~betweentheprinterandthe
computer.DuringtMsmode,theprinterprintseachcodeit
xec&esinbothhexadedmalnotatbnandaSASUIcharacters.
AIsocaIledhexdtunp.
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is
tumedon,reset,or~~.
DIP swkhes
Small switches in a printer that control various printer
funcHonsandset~defaultstahrsofthep~~whenitis
turnedonorinidalized.DIPstandsfor@alin-linepackage.
dot mom
Amethodofprin~inwhicheachletterorsymbolfsformed
by a pattern (matrix) of individual dots.
GL-2 Glossary
double-heEght pdntm
Printing in which each character is twice as tall as normal.
dmtt
Oneofhvoprintqual&savaiIableonyourprlnter.Draftuses
amlnimumnumberofdotsperckacterZorNgh-speed
print&. See also L&&Qllality.
EScjp 3
TheenhancedversionoftheEsc/Ppxintercommand
language. Commands in this language give laser-like features,
such as scalable fonts and enhanced graphics printing.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for EpsonStandard Code kx Printers. This
qstem of commandsgiWyoUsOttwarecU&IOlofyoUr
pripter from your ampter. It is standard for ail Epson
printers and supported by mo6t applicatkm software for
personala3mputers
A f6nt is a group of similarly desigmxl typefaces, de&gnat&
by a family name.
km feed
A control code and contxol panel button that advance the
paper to the next top-of-fMnp&tion.
Glossary GL-3
Mtattze
To establish the initiaI default status of the printer by turning
on the printer or sending an INlT signal.
htedbce
n\eczonnectionbet~thecomputerandtheprfnter.A
paralklinterfacetransmitsdataonechamcterorcodeata
time, and a serial in&face transmits data onebit at a time.
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Atypestyleinwhkhthechamctersslant.This-fs
ifnlklzed. Also,a character table that contains itaW
cbara~andsymbols.
One of two print qualities available on your printer. Utter
quality providesbetter readability and appearawe at a
reduced print spcxci. See aIso&@.
ttnew
Acontrolcodeandax&rolpanelbutttkthatadvancethe
paper one line.
‘Ihe position to which the paper is automatically loaded. It can
be adjusted with the ~&ID-feed feature.
Afeaturethatyouusetoadjustthepape.rloedingandtear&
po&ions,anda~lpaneibuttonyouuseto~paper,
eitherfbrwardorbackw~,inl/1~inchincFementg
The black roller that provides a backing fat the paper during
printing.
The area of a page on wNch the printer can print. It is slightly
smaller than the physical size of the page due to margins.
PW?Oftb~W)tklg
Printingfnwhnthewidthofthe charstcter varies. from
cbaxacter to cfamter. For example, a capital W &ves much
morespecethanaIowercase tl%eresuIthoksmoreIikf2a
typsetbookthanatypewrittendraft.
Random access memory. The portion of the printe~‘s memory
usedasabufferandforstoringuserdefinedcharactem.All
datastoredinRAMkk&wkntheprinteristurn4off.
IWet
reset
To return a printer to its default status by sending a command
oranIMTsignaLorbytumingtheprinteroffandthenbaclc
OIL
##test
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you
run the self test, the printer prints various spedfkation
infbrmation and the characters stored in its ROM.
subscript
PIillthghWhiCheach chara& is printed at about two-thirds
the normal height, in the lower part of the character space.
supersctfpf
Printing in which each chamcter is printed at about two-thirds
thenormalhetghtintheupperpartafthecharad;erspace.
feardp
A control panel @l-ton that +omatically feeds the perforation
of continuous paper to the &ar-offposition and then feeds the
paper back to the roeding @tion.
feoraYposifion
Thepositlontheprinberfeedsthepaperbowhenyc#lpressthe
TEAROfFbuttonofwhenautotearoHmodeison.Usingthe
mi~feedfeature,ytnlcanad~thepositklnsiithatthe
papefsperfo4onmeet6theprintemearoffedge.
Thepositionon~paperthattheprinterxS0gn&sasthe
fimtprintableline.Thep&mte.rfixdsthepapertothisposition
whenitkmisthepaper.
unld~bmlprln~
PrintingInonedim&ononly.Unidirectianalprintingisuseful
for printing graphicsbecause it alkms moie precise vertical
alignment than b&e&uml printing.
user-defined chamcfers
Charactemhataredefinedandstomdintheprinterbythe
user. Also knownas doe& charactem.
GL-6 Glossary
Index
Command descriptions are not indexed here. For information
on specific commands, see Chapter 8.
A
Adjusting the loading position,
3-14
Application software, 1-14
Auto line feed, 3-7, 3-12
Cut-sheet feeder, 2, 3-2, 4-2--11
7-12
double-bin, 2, 4-2 ,4-8-10
high-capacity, 2, 4-2--3, 4-6--9
single-bin, 2, 4-2--5
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Baud rate, 4-16
Bidirectional printing, 3-7, 3-10,
7-2
Buffer, 3-4, 3-7, 3-12, 7-3
Buffer dear, 3-4, 6-6
Buttons, 3-3
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Data dump, 3-5, 3-25
Default setting, 3-7, 7-15
DIP switches
functions, 3-9--13
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Cable
parallel interface, 1-12--13
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fonts, 3-4, 3-19, 7-3
pitch, 3-24, 7-3
tables, 3-7--10, A-2--7
Cleaning the printer, 5-2
Connecting the printer, 1-12--13
Continuous paper
loading 2-10--20
top-of-form, 2-17, 3-12, 3-14
Control panel, 3-2
Copy capacity, 2-22
~hy@s$ll. 2-4, 2-13,~
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EJECT button, 3-3
Envelopes, 2-21, 2-24, 4-7--8,
7-4, 7-6, 7-13
cut-sheet feeder, 4-6--8
loading, 2-24
ESC/P2, 2, 8-2
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F
FF button, 3-3
Fonts, 3-4, 3-19,7-3
button, 3-4
draft, 3-19, 3-22
Epson Courier, 3-22
Epson Orator, 3-23
Epson Orator-S, 3-23
Epson Prestige, 3-23
Epson Roman, 3-22
Epson Roman T, 3-20
Epson Sam Serif, 3-22--23
Epson Sans Serif H, 3-21
Epson Script 3-23
&>sg-C 3-23
Form length
continuous paper, 3-7, 3-9
G
Graphics character tables, A-3--7
I
IBM emulation, 3-7, 3-11
Initialization, 7-14
Input buffer, 3-7, 3-12, 7-3
Interface
optional, 3, 4-14--16
specifications, 7-9--12
International character sets, A-8
Italic character table, A-2
L
Labels, 2-22--23,7-5
Letter Quality, 3-19
LF button, 3-3
IN-2 Index
LOAD button, 3-3
Loading paper, 2-3--7, 2-10--17
continuous paper, 2-10--17
cut-sheet feeder, 4-3--8
envelopes, 2-24, 4-6
labels, 2-22
single sheets, 2-3--7
Loading position 3-14--15
M
MICRO FEED button, 3-4
Micro-feed feature, 3-13
Multi-part forms, 2-22
MULTI-PART light, 3-2
O
OCR-B font 3-24
OPERATE light, 3-2
Options, 4-1, 7-12
cut-sheet feeder, 2, 3-2,
4-2--11,7-2
interface card, 3, 4-14--16
pull tractor, 3, 4-12
P
Paper guide, 5, 1-8
PAPER OUT light, 3-2
Paper-release lever, 2-2, 2-8,
4-11, 4-13
Paper-thickness lever, 2-21
Parallel interface, 4-14, 7-9--12
PAUSE button, 3-3
PAUSE light, 3-2
Plugging in the printer, 1-9
Printable area, 7-6
Print direction, 3-7, 3-10, 7-2
Problems, 6-1--10
Protective materials
replacing, 5-4
removing, 1-4
Pull tractor, 2-3, 2-8--9, 2-14, 4-12
Push tractor, 2-3, 2-8--13
R
Release lever, 2-2, 2-8, 4-11, 4-13
Ribbon cartridge
fabric, 1-2 5-3, 7-8
film, 3, 1-7, 5-3, 7-8
installing, 1-4--7
specifications, 7-8
T
TEAR OFF button, 3-4, 3-17
light 3-3
Tear off!, 3-7, 3-12, 3-16
mode, 3-7, 3-12, 3-16
position, 3-18
Tractor, 2-7
installing, 2-8--10
position, 2-7
Transporting the printer, 5-3
Troubleshooting, 6-1--10
Typestyles, 3-19
U
Unidirectional printing, 3-7,
3-10, 7-2
Unpacking the printer, 1-2
V
Voltage, 1-9, 7-7
power supply, 1-9
W
Weight, 7-8, 7-13
S
Safety instructions, viii
Scalable fonts, 3-19-21
Self test, 1-9--12, 3-5
Single sheets, 2-3--7
Skip over-perforation 3-7, 3-12
Special paper, 2-20
Specifications, 7-1
Index IN-3
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EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
P.O. Box 2542
Torrance. CA 90509-2842
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Fax (310) 752-5220
Campus 100. Maylands Avenue.
Hemrl Hempstead, Herts.
HP2 7EZ. U.K.
Phone: 442.81144
Telex 5 152487
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
ZUlpicher svalb 6.
4OOG DOsnklorf 11 F.R. Germany
PhoM: pa1 1) 58030
Toler 8 5 8 4 7 8 5
68 bii. rue Marjolin
92300. CevrlloisPerret France
Phone: (1) 4087-3737
Telex 5 10857
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EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
Unit 3. 17 Rodborough Road,
Fronchs Forest, NSW 2088, Australia
Phone: (2) 4520888
Faxz (2) 975-1409
No. 1 Raffles Place #2500
OUB Centra, Singapore 0104
Phone: 5330477
Far 5338119
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON ELECTRONICS TRADING LTD.
(TAIWAN BRANCH)
20/F. Harbour Contre,
25 liarhour Road. Wanchai,
Hong Kong
Phone: 5854500
Tekrc 5 5 5 4 2
1OF. No. 287 Nanking E. Road. Sec. 3.
Taipei. Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: (02) 7 17-7380
Fax (02) 712-9154
EPSON ITALlA 6.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
Vk F.15 Cesiraghi 427
20099 .Sesto S.Giovmni
Av. de Roma. 15-28
08290 Csrdanyola del Vallas
Barcslona. Spain
Phone: 582.15.OG
Far 582.15.55
MI. lulv
Phone: 2-25233 1
Fax 2 . 2 4 4 0 7 5 0
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
(Hirooka Office)
80 Herashinden. Hirooka
Shiijirl-ahi. Nagano-kon
399-07 Japan
Phone: (0283) 62-2552
1993 Feb.
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