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Chapter 1
Paper Handling
Selecting a Paper Source
Your printer can print on a wide variety of paper types, including
single sheets, continuous paper, multipart forms, labels,
envelopes, postcards, overlapping forms, and continuous forms
with labels.
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Caution:
Do not use paper that is folded (except envelope flaps), creased,
curled, torn, stained, or stamped. Always use new, clean paper
that meets the paper specifications. See “Paper” on page A-10 for
more detailed information.
Your printer can accommodate various paper types through three
paper sources: paper guide, tractor, or optional cut-sheet feeder.
You should select the paper source depending on the type of
paper you are using. You can select the paper source by pressing
the Paper Source button on the control panel. See “Buttons and
Lights” on page 3-1 for more information. You can also select the
paper source from the printer driver.
Depending on the paper source, the printer prints on the paper
and then ejects it differently as shown below.
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Paper source: Tractor
ABCDEFGHIJ
1234567
Paper source: Paper guide, automatic sheet alignment unit
(option)
ABCDEFGHIJ
1234567
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Paper Handling
Paper source: Cut-sheet feeder (option)
ABCDEFGHIJ
1234567
Note:
Be sure to load paper with the printable side up.
Paper source and paper types
Basically, there are two paper types and three paper sources. The
table below shows the relationship between paper sources and
paper types, as well as paper loading and ejecting orientation.
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Paper path
Paper source
selection
Continuous
paper *
Tractor
Tractor
Single
sheets **
Paper guide or automatic sheet
alignment unit (option)
Manual/CSF
Cut-sheet feeder (option)
Manual/CSF
* Continuous paper includes labels, multipart forms, continuous forms with
labels, overlapping multipart forms, and overlapping multipart forms with
labels.
** Single sheets include envelopes, postcards, and single-sheet multipart forms.
You can use only single-sheet multipart forms that are glued at the top of
the forms in the optional cut sheet feeder.
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Paper Handling
Adjusting the Paper-Thickness Lever
You can get the best printing quality by adjusting the
paper-thickness lever according to the type of paper you are
using.
Usually, set the paper-thickness lever to the AUTO position as
shown below; your printer automatically adjusts itself to the
thickness of the paper loaded in the printer.
AUTO
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7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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If you are not content with the printing quality, especially when
using special paper such as multipart forms, you can manually
set the paper-thickness lever to the appropriate position.
The higher the number you set the paper-thickness lever to, the
wider the space between the platen and print head. If your
printout appears faint or characters seem skipped or missing, this
setting may be too high. On the other hand, if the setting is too
low, your printout may appear smudged, the paper may not feed
correctly, or the ribbon may become damaged.
The following table provides guidelines for selecting the
appropriate lever position for the type of paper you are using.
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Paper type
Paper-thickness lever
position
Ordinary paper (single sheets or
continuous paper)
-1 to 1
Multipart forms (carbonless)
2 parts (original + 1 copy)
0 or 1
3 parts (original + 2 copies)
1 or 2
4 parts (original + 3 copies)
2 to 4
5 parts (original + 4 copies)
3 to 5
6 parts (original + 5 copies)
4 to 6
7 parts (original + 6 copies)
5 to 8
8 parts (original + 7 copies)
6 to 9
Labels
2 or 3
Envelopes
2 to 7
Postcards
2
Continuous forms with labels
Auto
Overlapping multipart forms
Auto
Overlapping multipart forms with labels
Auto
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Auto
Caution:
Do not set the paper-thickness lever to AUTO when using labels
whose backing sheet is exposed. Set it to the appropriate position
according to the table above.
Note:
❏ When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting
mode, the printer automatically operates on AUTO function even
though the paper-thickness lever may be set to another position.
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Paper Handling
❏ It is recommended to set the paper-thickness lever to AUTO when
printing on multipart forms, because the total thickness of multipart
forms may vary depending on the kind of paper even if the number
of parts is the same.
However, if your printout appears faint, set the paper-thickness
lever to a lower position within the range specified in the table above.
Similarly, if your printout appears smudged, set the lever to a higher
position.
❏ Your printout appears faint or characters seem skipped or missing,
this setting may be too high. On the other hand, if the setting is too
low, your printout may appear smudged
Loading Continuous Paper
You can load continuous paper from the built-in tractor unit.
Note:
See “Continuous paper” on page A-12 for detailed specifications on
continuous paper.
Paper Handling
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Positioning the continuous paper supply
When you load continuous paper, make sure to line up the paper
supply with the tractor so the paper feeds smoothly into the
printer as shown below.
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Paper Handling
Loading continuous paper with the tractor
1. Make sure that Tractor is selected as the paper source on the
control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper Source
button.
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2. Slide the edge guide all the way to the left.
Paper Handling
1-9
3. Facing the back of the printer, release the sprocket lock levers
by pushing them up.
4. Position the left sprocket so that the sprocket pins are to the
left of the arrow mark on the back of the printer. Then push
down the lock lever to lock the sprocket in place.
Note:
Printing starts at the arrow mark on the back of the printer.The
unprintable area is to the left of the arrow mark.
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Paper Handling
5. Slide the right sprocket to roughly match the width of your
paper, but do not lock it.
6. Slide the center paper support to the middle of the two
sprockets.
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7. Open the sprocket covers.
8. Fit the first three holes of the continuous paper over the
sprocket pins on both sides. Be sure to position your paper
supply so that the printable side faces up.
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Caution:
Make sure the first sheet of your continuous paper has a
clean, straight edge so that it can feed smoothly into the
printer.
Paper Handling
9. Close the sprocket covers.
10. Slide the right sprocket to remove any slack in the paper. Then
push down the sprocket lock lever to lock the sprocket in
place.
11. Turn on the printer if it is turned off. The printer is ready to
start printing.
When using continuous paper, you can use the tear-off function
to tear off printed pages and save the blank pages that are usually
wasted between print jobs. For more information, see “Using the
tear-off function” on page 1-14.
Paper Handling
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Note:
Always make sure there is at least one more sheet than required;
continuous paper may not feed properly if it is not fed through the
sprockets.
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Caution:
❏ Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear
paper jams when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may
damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
❏ Do not open the printer cover while paper is being fed;
otherwise you cannot load the paper correctly.
Note:
If the first line on your page appears too high or low, you can change its
position by using the Micro Adjust function as described in “Adjusting
the top-of-form position” on page 1-39.
Using the tear-off function
You can use the tear-off function to advance your continuous
paper to the printer’s tear-off edge when you finish printing. You
can then easily tear off the printed sheets. When you resume
printing, the printer automatically feeds the paper back to the
top-of-form position so that you can save the paper normally lost
between documents.
You can use the tear-off function in two ways: manually by
pressing the printer’s Tear Off/Special Paper button or
automatically by turning on auto tear-off mode. The Tear
Off/Special Paper lights flash when the paper is in the tear-off
position.
If the perforation between pages is not aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the position of the perforation using the
Micro Adjust function. See “Adjusting the tear-off position” on
page 1-37 for more information.
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Paper Handling
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Caution:
Never use the tear-off function to feed continuous paper with
labels backward; they may come off their backing sheet and jam
the printer.
Using the Tear Off/Special Paper button
Follow these steps to advance continuous paper to the tear-off
position using the Tear Off/Special Paper button:
1. After the printer finishes printing your document, check that
the Tear Off/Special Paper lights are not flashing.
Note:
If the Tear Off/Special Paper lights are flashing, the paper is in
the tear-off position. If you press the Tear Off/Special Paper
button again, the printer feeds your paper to the next top-of-form
position.
2. Press the Tear Off/Special Paper button. The printer
advances the paper to the tear-off edge.
Note:
If your paper’s perforation is not properly aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the tear-off position using the Micro Adjust
function as described in “Adjusting the tear-off position” on page
1-37.
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Caution:
Never use the knob to adjust the tear-off position; this may
damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
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3. Tear off all printed pages using the tear-off edge of the printer
cover.
When you resume printing, the printer feeds the paper back
to the top-of-form position and begins printing. (You can also
manually feed the paper back to the top-of-form position by
pressing the Tear Off/Special Paper button.)
Advancing paper to the tear-off position automatically
To automatically advance your printed documents to the tear-off
position, turn on the auto tear-off mode and select the appropriate
page length for continuous paper in the default-setting mode. See
“Changing default settings” on page 3-12 for instructions on how
to change the default settings.
When auto tear-off is on, the printer automatically advances the
paper to the tear-off position whenever it receives a full page of
data or a form feed command followed by no more data.
The steps below describe how to use auto tear-off.
1. When printing is finished, the printer advances the
perforation of the final printed page to the tear-off position.
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Paper Handling
2. Tear off all printed pages using the tear-off edge of the printer
cover.
Note:
If your paper’s perforation is not properly aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the tear-off position using the Micro Adjust
function as described in “Adjusting the tear-off position” on page
1-37.
3. When you resume printing, the printer feeds the paper back
to the top-of-form position and begins printing. (You can also
manually feed the paper back to the top-of-form position by
pressing the Tear Off/Special Paper button.)
Removing continuous paper
Follow these steps to remove continuous paper from the printer:
1. Press the Tear Off/Special Paper button after the printer
finishes printing your document. The printer advances the
paper to the tear-off position.
Note:
When the auto tear-off function is on, the printer advances the paper
perforation to the tear-off position automatically. You can turn on
the auto tear-off function by changing the default settings. See
“Changing default settings” on page 3-12 for instructions.
2. Tear off the printed pages.
3. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the continuous paper
backward out of the printer and into the standby position.
4. To completely remove continuous paper from the printer,
open the sprocket covers. Remove the paper from the tractor
unit, and then close the sprocket covers.
Paper Handling
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Loading Single Sheets
Your printer can print on single sheets of paper from 90 to 420
mm (3.5 to 16.5 inches) wide. See “Single sheets” on page A-11 for
detailed single-sheet paper specifications.
You can load one sheet of paper at a time using the paper guide
or optional automatic sheet alignment unit. See “Automatic Sheet
Alignment Unit” on page 5-14 for more information on the
optional automatic sheet alignment unit. Also you can load a stack
of paper in the optional cut-sheet feeder. See “Cut-Sheet Feeder”
on page 5-5 for more information on the optional cut-sheet feeder.
Note:
If you load long paper (for example, legal size paper), leave enough space
at the back of the printer so that the paper is not obstructed.
Loading single sheets from the front
Follow these steps to load single sheets from the paper guide.
1. Make sure the paper guide is attached as described in the
Setup Guide. Then close the tractor unit sprocket covers
located on the back of your printer and push down the
sprocket lock levers to lock the sprockets in place.
2. Turn on the printer.
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Paper Handling
3. Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source
on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper
Source button.
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4. Slide the edge guide until it rests against the guide mark.
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5. While aligning the left side of a sheet of paper with the edge
guide, insert it into the printer until it meets resistance. Be sure
to load paper printable side up.
After a few seconds, the printer automatically advances the paper
to the loading position. The printer is ready to start printing.
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Caution:
❏ Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear
paper jams when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may
damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
❏ Do not open the printer cover while paper is being fed;
otherwise the printer cannot load the paper correctly.
Note:
❏ If the platen rotates but the printer does not load the paper,
completely remove the paper and then insert it all the way into the
printer again.
❏ If the paper feeds before you can adjust its position properly, increase
the Manual feed wait time in the default-setting mode. See
“Changing default settings” on page 3-12 for more information.
❏ If you need to adjust the position of the paper after it is loaded, see
“Adjusting the top-of-form position” on page 1-39 and follow the
instructions.
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Paper Handling
After printing a sheet, the printer ejects it onto the paper guide
and the Paper Out and Pause lights come on. If you are printing
a multiple-page document, remove the printed sheet and insert a
new sheet into the paper guide. The printer automatically
advances the paper and resumes printing.
Note:
If the printer does not eject the printed sheet, press the Load/Eject
button.
Loading single sheets from the rear
You can load a stack of paper from the rear of the printer using
the optional cut-sheet feeder. See “Cut-Sheet Feeder” on page 5-5
for more information.
Loading Special Paper
Multipart forms
Your printer can print on both single-sheet and continuous
multipart forms. It can use multipart forms with up to eight parts
including the original.
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Caution:
Use only carbonless multipart forms.
Before printing, set the paper-thickness lever to the appropriate
position for your multipart forms referring to the table in
“Adjusting the Paper-Thickness Lever” on page 1-5.
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You can load single-sheet multipart forms from the paper guide,
or with the optional cut-sheet feeder or optional automatic sheet
alignment unit. For instructions, see “Loading Single Sheets” on
page 1-18, “Loading paper to the cut-sheet feeder” on page 5-8,
or “Loading paper using the automatic sheet alignment unit” on
page 5-16. You can load continuous multipart forms in the same
way as you load ordinary continuous paper. For instructions, see
“Loading Continuous Paper” on page 1-7.
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Caution:
❏ When printing on multipart forms, make sure that your
software settings keep the printing entirely within the
printable area of the forms. Printing on the edge of a
multipart form can damage the print head. For information
about the printable area, see “Printable area” on page A-24.
❏ Single-sheet multipart forms that are glued at the side of the
form should be loaded only from the paper guide, not from
the optional cut-sheet feeder.
Overlapping multipart forms
Overlapping multipart forms are a type of continuous paper with
multipart forms. The page length of the multipart forms is longer
than that of the backing continuous paper. So when extended, one
page’s multipart forms overlap the next page’s multipart forms
as shown below. This overlapping area is thicker than the
printable area.
Follow these steps to load overlapping multipart forms:
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Caution:
Use overlapping multipart forms only under normal operating
conditions.
1. Make sure of the following:
❏ Your software settings keep the printing entirely within
the printable area. See “Printable area” on page A-24 for
more information.
❏ Tractor is selected as the paper source on the control
panel.
❏ The setting of the page length for tractor in the default
settings matches the page length of the form you use. See
“Changing default settings” on page 3-12 for more
information.
2. Turn on Overlapping Forms and Skip over perforation
settings in the default-setting mode.
Note:
When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting
mode, the printer automatically activates the auto paper thickness
function even though the paper-thickness lever may be set to another
position.
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Caution:
❏ Printing on the edge of overlapping multipart forms can
damage the print head.
❏ Be sure to turn on Overlapping Forms and Skip
over perforation settings in the default-setting mode
when using this type of paper; otherwise your printer
may be damaged.
3. Follow the instructions in “Loading continuous paper with
the tractor” on page 1-9.
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To tear off and eject overlapping multipart forms
Always tear off and eject overlapping multipart forms following
the instructions described below.
Note:
When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting mode,
the Tear Off/Special Paper button is disabled and the Load/Eject
button only feeds forms forward.
1. At the back of your printer, tear off the last overlapping
multipart form that has entered the printer.
2. Press the LF/FF button to eject the last overlapping multipart
forms forward.
Labels
When selecting labels for printing, always choose labels mounted
on continuous backing sheets with sprocket holes for use with a
tractor. Do not use labels on shiny single-sheet backing, because
the backing sheet tends to slip and may not feed properly.
Follow these steps to load labels:
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Caution:
Use labels only under normal operating conditions because labels
are especially sensitive to temperature and humidity.
1. Make sure of the following:
❏ Your software settings keep the printing entirely within
the printable area. For information about the printable
area, see “Printable area” on page A-24.
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Caution:
Printing on the edge of a label can damage the print head.
Paper Handling
❏ The auto tear-off function is turned off in the
default-setting mode.
❏ If you use labels whose backing sheet is exposed, make
sure the paper-thickness lever is not set to AUTO. Set it to
the appropriate position. See “Adjusting the
Paper-Thickness Lever” on page 1-5 for more
information.
2. Load labels as described in “Loading continuous paper with
the tractor” on page 1-9.
To tear off and eject labels
Always tear off and eject labels as described below.
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Caution:
Never feed labels backward using the Load/Eject button, Tear
Off/Special Paper button, or knob on the right side of the
printer. Labels can easily peel off their backing and jam the
printer.
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1. At the back of your printer, tear off the last label form that has
entered the printer, but do not press the Tear Off/Special
Paper button. See the illustration below.
2. Press the LF/FF button to eject the last label form forward.
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Caution:
Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between print jobs; they
tend to curl and may come off their backing sheet and jam the
printer when you resume printing.
Paper Handling
Continuous forms with labels
The continuous forms with labels is a type of continuous paper
with one label on each page. This is different from label paper,
which consists entirely of labels. When printing on this type of
paper, the printer must adjust the height of the print head for the
extra thickness of the labels.
Follow these steps to load continuous forms with labels:
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Caution:
Use continuous forms with labels only under normal operating
conditions.
1. Make sure of the following:
❏ Your software settings keep the printing entirely within
the printable area. See “Printable area” on page A-24 for
more information.
❏ Tractor is selected as the paper source on the control
panel.
2. Turn on Overlapping Forms and Skip over perforation
settings in the default-setting mode.
Note:
When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting
mode, the printer automatically activates the auto paper thickness
function even though the paper-thickness lever may be set to another
position.
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3. Follow the instructions in “Loading continuous paper with
the tractor” on page 1-9.
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Caution:
❏ Printing on the edge of continuous forms with labels can
damage the print head.
❏ When loading continuous forms with labels, make sure the
left edge of the form is no further than 3 cm to the left of the
arrow mark (when facing the back of the printer).
To tear off and eject continuous forms with labels
Always tear off and eject continuous forms with labels by
following the procedure below.
Note:
When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting mode,
the Tear Off/Special Paper button is disabled and the Load/Eject
button only feeds forms forward.
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1. At the back of your printer, tear off the last continuous form
with labels that has entered the printer.
2. Press the LF/FF button to eject the last form forward.
3. To print on another type of paper, turn off Overlapping
Forms and Skip over perforation settings in the
default-setting mode.
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Caution:
Do not leave continuous forms with labels loaded in the printer
between print jobs; they tend to curl and may come off their
backing sheet and jam the printer when you resume printing.
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Overlapping multipart forms with labels
This kind of continuous paper is a combination of the two types
of forms; overlapping multipart forms and continuous forms with
labels. Be sure to follow any special instructions intended for
either type of forms.
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Caution:
Use overlapping multipart forms with labels only under normal
operating conditions because labels are especially sensitive to
temperature and humidity.
Follow these steps to load overlapping multipart forms with
labels:
1. Make sure of the following:
❏ Your software settings keep the printing entirely within
the printable area. See “Printable area” on page A-24 for
more information.
❏ Tractor is selected as the paper source on the control
panel.
❏ The setting of the page length for tractor in the default
settings matches the page length of the form you use. See
“Changing default settings” on page 3-12 for more
information.
2. Turn on Overlapping Forms and Skip over perforation
settings in the default-setting mode.
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Note:
When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting
mode, the printer automatically activates the auto paper thickness
function even though the paper-thickness lever may be set to another
position.
3. Follow the instructions in “Loading continuous paper with
the tractor” on page 1-9.
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Caution:
❏ Printing on the edge of overlapping multipart forms with
labels can damage the print head.
❏ When loading overlapping multipart forms with labels, make
sure the left edge of the form is no further than 3 cm to the
left of the arrow mark (when facing the back of the printer).
To tear off and eject overlapping multipart forms with labels
Always tear off and eject overlapping multipart forms with labels
by following the procedure below.
Note:
When Overlapping Forms is turned on in the default-setting mode,
the Tear Off/Special Paper button is disabled and the Load/Eject
button only feeds forms forward.
1. At the back of your printer, tear off the last overlapping
multipart form with labels that has entered the printer.
2. Press the LF/FF button to eject the last form forward.
3. To print on another type of paper, turn off Overlapping
Forms and Skip over perforation settings in the
default-setting mode.
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Caution:
Do not leave overlapping multipart forms with labels loaded in
the printer between print jobs; they tend to curl and may come
off their backing sheet and jam the printer when you resume
printing.
Envelopes
You can print on a variety of envelopes by loading them the same
way you load single sheets—from the paper guide or with the
optional cut-sheet feeder or optional automatic sheet alignment
unit.
Follow these steps to load envelopes:
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Caution:
Use envelopes only under normal operating conditions.
1. Make sure that your software settings keep the printing
entirely within the printable area. See “Printable area” on
page A-24 for more information.
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Caution:
Printing on the edge of an envelope can damage the print
head.
2. Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source
on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper
Source button.
3. Select Envelope on the control panel by pressing the Tear
Off/Special Paper button.
4. Load envelopes following the instructions in “Loading single
sheets from the front” on page 1-18, “Loading paper to the
cut-sheet feeder” on page 5-8, or “Loading paper using the
automatic sheet alignment unit” on page 5-16. Be sure to fold
the flap and be careful of the flap’s orientation.
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from the paper guide
Postcards
You can print on a variety of postcards by loading them the same
way you load single sheets from the paper guide or with the
optional cut-sheet feeder or optional automatic sheet alignment
unit.
Follow these steps to load postcards.
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Caution:
Use postcards only under normal operating conditions.
1. Make sure that your software settings keep the printing
entirely within the printable area. See “Printable area” on
page A-24 for more information.
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Caution:
Printing on the edge of a postcard can damage the print head.
2. Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source
on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper
Source button.
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3. Select Card on the control panel by pressing the Tear
Off/Special Paper button.
4. Load cards following the instructions in “Loading single
sheets from the front” on page 1-18, “Loading paper to the
cut-sheet feeder” on page 5-8, or “Loading paper using the
automatic sheet alignment unit” on page 5-16.
from the paper guide
Switching Between Continuous Paper and
Single Sheets
When using the tractor, you can easily switch between continuous
paper and single sheets (including envelopes or postcards)
without removing the continuous paper from the tractor.
Switching to single sheets
Follow these steps to switch from continuous paper to single
sheets:
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1. When you have finished printing on continuous paper, press
the Tear Off/Special Paper button to advance the paper to
the tear-off position.
Note:
If the auto tear-off mode is turned on, the printer advances the paper
perforation to the tear-off position automatically.
2. Tear off the printed pages.
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Caution:
❏ Always tear off paper before feeding it backwards;
feeding too many sheets backwards can cause a paper
jam.
❏ Never feed labels backward using the Load/Eject
button, Tear Off/Special Paper button, or knob on
the right side of the printer. Labels can easily peel off
their backing and jam the printer. For information on
removing labels from the paper path, see “To tear off and
eject labels” on page 1-25.
3. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the continuous paper
back to the standby position. The paper is still attached to the
tractor, but is no longer in the paper path.
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4. Select Manual/CSF as the paper source on the control panel
by pressing the Paper Source button.
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Manual/CSF
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LF/F
Now you can load single sheets from the paper guide. See
“Loading Single Sheets” on page 1-18 for more information.
Switching to continuous paper
Follow these steps to switch from single sheets to continuous
paper:
1. If necessary, press the Load/Eject button to eject the last
printed single sheet.
2. Make sure continuous paper is loaded in the printer as
described in “Loading continuous paper with the tractor” on
page 1-9.
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3. Select Tractor as the paper source on the control panel by
pressing the Paper Source button.
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Paper Source
Pau
Tractor
Manual/CSF
3s
LF/F
The printer automatically advances the continuous paper from
the standby position to the loading position when it receives data.
Using the Micro Adjust Function
The Micro Adjust function allows you to move the paper
forward or backward in 0.141 mm (1/180-inch) increments so
that you can make precise adjustments to the top-of-form and
tear-off positions.
Adjusting the tear-off position
If your paper perforation is not aligned with the tear-off edge, you
can use the Micro Adjust function to move the perforation to the
tear-off position.
Follow these steps to adjust the tear-off position:
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Caution:
Never use the knob to adjust the tear-off position; this may
damage the printer or cause it to lose the tear-off position.
Note:
Your tear-off position setting remains in effect until you change it, even
if you turn off the printer.
1. Press the Pause button if the printer is printing.
2. Make sure the Tear Off/Special Paper lights are flashing
(the paper is at the current tear-off position). You may need
to press the Tear Off/Special Paper button to advance the
paper to the tear-off position.
3. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light begins flashing and the printer enters the Micro
Adjust mode.
4. Press the LF/FF D button to feed paper backward, or press the
Load/Eject U button to feed paper forward, until the paper
perforation is aligned with the tear-off edge of the printer
cover.
Pause
Paper Out
3sec
Micro Adjust
LF/FF
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Load/Eject
Note:
The printer has a minimum and a maximum tear-off position. If you
try to adjust the tear-off position beyond these limits, the printer
beeps and stops moving the paper.
5. Tear off the printed pages.
6. Press the Pause button to exit the Micro Adjust mode.
When you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds the
paper back to the top-of-form position and begins printing.
Adjusting the top-of-form position
The top-of-form position is the position on the page where the
printer starts printing. If your printing appears too high or low
on the page, you can use the Micro Adjust function to adjust the
top-of-form position.
Follow these steps to adjust the top-of-form position:
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Caution:
Never use the knob to adjust the top-of-form position; this may
damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
Note:
❏ Your top-of-form position setting remains in effect until you change
it, even if you turn off the printer.
❏ The top margin setting made in some application software overrides
the top-of-form position setting you make with the Micro Adjust
function. If necessary, adjust the top-of-form position in your
software.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
2. Press the Pause button to stop printing. The Pause light
comes on.
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3. Load paper. Press the Load/Eject button to advance
continuous paper to the current top-of-form position. If
necessary, lift up the printer cover so you can see the paper
position.
4. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light starts flashing and the printer enters the Micro
Adjust mode.
5. Press the LF/FF D button to move the top-of-form position
down on the page, or press the Load/Eject U button to move
the top-of-form position up on the page.
Note:
❏ The printer has a minimum and a maximum top-of-form
position. If you try to adjust it beyond these limits, the printer
beeps and stops moving the paper.
❏ When the paper reaches the default top-of-form position, the
printer also beeps and stops moving the paper briefly. You can
use the default setting as a reference point when adjusting the
top-of-form position.
6. After you set the top-of-form position, press the Pause button
to exit the Micro Adjust mode.
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Chapter 2
Printer Software
About Your Printer Software
The EPSON printer software that comes with your printer
includes the printer driver software and the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 utility.
The printer driver is software that allows your computer to
control the printer. You need to install the printer driver so your
Windows software applications can take full advantage of the
printer’s capabilities.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility program allows you to
monitor the status of your printer, alerts you when errors occur,
and provides you with troubleshooting tips. Status Monitor 3 is
automatically installed when you install the printer driver.
Note:
Before proceeding, make sure you have installed the printer driver on
your computer as described in the Setup Guide.
Using the Printer Driver with Windows Me, 98,
and 95
You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Start menu.
❏ When you access the printer driver from a Windows
application, any settings you make apply only to the
application you are using. See Accessing the printer driver
from Windows applications for more information.
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❏ When you access the printer driver from the Start menu, the
printer driver settings you make apply to all your
applications. See Accessing the printer driver from the Start
menu for more information.
See Changing the printer driver settings to check and change
printer driver settings.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows
applications
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from a Windows
application:
1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears.
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2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The Properties window
appears, and you see the Paper, Graphics, and Device Options
menu. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See Changing the printer driver settings to change
the settings.
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from the Start
menu:
1. Click the Start button, and then go to Settings.
2. Click Printers.
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3. Right-click your printer icon, and click Properties. The screen
displays the Properties window, which contains the Paper,
Graphics, Device Options, and Utility menus. These menus
display the printer driver settings.
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See Changing the printer driver settings to change
the settings.
Changing the printer driver settings
5. Your printer driver has four menus: Paper, Graphics, Device
Options, and Utility. For an overview of the available settings,
see Printer Driver Settings Overview. You can also view
online help by right-clicking items in the driver and selecting
What’s this?
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When you finish making printer driver settings, click OK to apply
the settings, or click Restore Defaults to return the settings to
their default values.
Once you have checked your printer driver settings and made any
necessary changes, you are ready to print.
Using the Printer Driver with Windows 2000 and
NT 4.0
You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Start menu.
❏ When you access the printer driver from a Windows
application, any settings you make apply only to the
application you are using. See Accessing the printer driver
from Windows applications for more information.
❏ When you access the printer driver from the Start menu, the
printer driver settings you make apply to all your
applications. See Accessing the printer driver from the Start
menu for more information.
To check and change printer driver settings, see Changing the
printer driver settings.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows
applications
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from a Windows
application:
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Note:
❏ The examples in the following section are from the Windows NT 4.0
operating system. They may vary in appearance from what actually
appears on your screen; however, the instructions are the same.
1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears.
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2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The Document Properties
window appears, and you see the Page Setup and Advanced
menus. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
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3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See Changing the printer driver settings to change
the settings.
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from the Start
menu:
Note:
The screen shots used in this procedure are from the Windows NT 4.0
operating system. They may vary in appearance from what actually
appears on your screen; however, the instructions are the same.
1. Click the Start button, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Printers.
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3. Right-click your printer icon, and click Document Defaults.
The screen displays the Default Document Properties
window, which contains the Page Setup and Advanced
menus. These menus display the printer driver settings.
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When you click Properties, the printer software window
appears, which includes menus used to make the printer
driver settings.
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See Changing the printer driver settings to change
the settings.
Changing the printer driver settings
Your printer driver has two menus from which you can change
the printer driver settings; Page Setup and Advanced. You can
also change settings on the Utility menu in the printer software.
For an overview of the available settings, see Printer Driver
Settings Overview. You can also view online help by
right-clicking items in the driver and selecting What’s this?
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When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Once you have checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print.
Printer Driver Settings Overview
The following tables show the Windows printer driver settings.
Note that not every setting is available in all versions of Windows.
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Printer settings
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Settings
Explanations
Paper size
Select the size of the paper you want to use. If you
do not see your paper size, use the scroll bar to scroll
through the list. If your paper size is not included in
the list, click Custom or User Defined Size and enter
the paper size in the dialog box that appears.
Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape.
Paper Source
Select the paper source you want to use.
Resolution/
Graphics
Resolution
Select the printing resolution you want. The higher
the resolution you select, the more detailed your
printout will be; however, increasing the resolution
slows printing.
Dithering
You can leave this option set to Fine, which is the
default setting, or select another dithering pattern
depending on the kind of printout you want.
Intensity/
Intensity
Control
Move the slider to make your printout lighter or
darker.
Print quality
Select a print quality option from the Print quality list.
If you turn on Hi-speed, you will enter bi-directional
printing mode and printing speed will increase.
Turning Hi-speed off will return the printer to
uni-directional printing mode. Printing speed will
decrease, but printing precision will improve.
Printing with the default settings uses the settings
stored in the printer.
EPSON Status
Monitor 3
You can access the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility
when you click this button. To monitor the printer,
make sure the Monitor the printing status check box
is selected.
Monitoring
Preferences
Click this button to open the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box where you can make
settings for the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility.
Paper/Output
Check the Paper Size, Orientation, and Paper
Source settings you made on the Page Setup menu
and change them if necessary. Select the setting
and then choose an option from the Change
Setting list box.
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Settings
Explanations
Halftone
Click this button to set the brightness and contrast,
input the RGB gamma, or make other settings. The
Halftone Color Adjustment dialog box appears. For
details, click the Help button in this dialog box.
Monitoring settings
Settings
Explanations
EPSON Status
Monitor 3
You can access the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility
when you click this button. To monitor the printer,
make sure the Monitor the printing status check box
is selected.
Monitoring
Preferences
Click this button to open the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box where you can make
settings for the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility. See
“Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3” on page 2-14
for more information.
Using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility that comes with your printer
is available for Windows Me, 98, 95, 2000 or NT 4.0. It allows you
to monitor your printer’s status, alerts you when printer errors
occur, and provides troubleshooting instructions when needed.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility is available only when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via the
parallel port [LPT1] or the USB port.
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional
communication.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility is installed when you install
the printer driver as described in the Setup Guide.
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Note:
If you install the driver using Add Printer in the Printers folder, or using
the “Point and Print” method, EPSON Status Monitor 3 may not
function properly. If you want to use EPSON Status Monitor 3, reinstall
the driver as described in the Setup Guide.
Before using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility, be sure to read
the README file on the driver disk. This file contains the latest
information on the utility.
Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow these steps to set up EPSON Status Monitor 3:
1. Open the Utility menu as described in Using the Printer
Driver with Windows Me, 98, and 95 or Using the Printer
Driver with Windows 2000 and NT 4.0.
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2. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. The Monitoring
Preferences dialog box appears.
3. The following settings are available:
Select
Notification
Displays the error item check box ON/OFF
status.
Turn on this check box to display the selected
error notification.
Select Shortcut
icon
The selected icon is displayed in the system
tray on the taskbar on the computer screen.
The setting’s example is shown on the right
window. By clicking the shortcut icon, you
can access the Monitoring Preferences
dialog box easily.
Receive error
notification for
shared printers
Error notification for a shared printer can be
received when this check box is selected.
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Allow monitoring
of shared printer
When this check box is selected, a shared
printer can be monitored by other PCs.
Note:
Click the Default button to revert all items to the default settings.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Do one of the following to access the EPSON Status Monitor 3
utility:
❏ Double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on the taskbar.
To add a shortcut icon to the taskbar, go to the Utility menu
and follow the instructions.
❏ Open the Utility menu, then click the EPSON Status Monitor
3 icon. To find out how to open the Utility menu, SeeUsing
the Printer Driver with Windows Me, 98, and 95 or Using the
Printer Driver with Windows 2000 and NT 4.0.
When you access the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility as described
above, the following printer status window appears.
You can view printer status information in this window.
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Control Panel
Buttons and Lights
Font
Pitch
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
17 cpi
20 cpi
PS
Tear Off
/Special Paper
Tear Off
Envelope
Card
Paper Source
Pause
Paper Out
Tractor
Manual/CSF
3sec
Micro Adjust
Reset
1
LF/FF
Load/Eject
Font button
Selects one of the available fonts. To select a font, see
“Selecting a Font and Pitch” on page 3-4.
Font lights
Indicate which font is selected.
2
Reset
When you press both the Font and Pitch buttons
simultaneously, the printer clears buffer and returns to
its default settings.
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3
Pitch button
Selects one of the pitch settings. To select a pitch, see
“Selecting a Font and Pitch” on page 3-4.
Pitch lights
Indicate which pitch is selected.
4
Tear Off/Special Paper button
❏ Feeds continuous paper forward to the tear-off
position.
❏ Feeds continuous paper backward from the tear-off
position to the top-of-form position.
❏ Selects special paper (envelope or card) as the paper
type.
Tear Off/Special Paper lights
❏ Flash when continuous paper is in the tear-off
position.
❏ Only the right one is on when envelope is selected
as the paper type.
❏ Only the left one is on when card is selected as the
paper type.
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5
Paper Source button
Selects a paper source.
Tractor light
On when continuous paper is selected.
Manual/CSF light
On when single-sheet is selected.
6
LF/FF button
❏ Feeds paper line by line when pressed shortly.
❏ Ejects a single sheet or advances continuous paper
to the next top-of-form position when held down
for a few seconds.
7
Load/Eject button
❏ Loads a single sheet of paper.
❏ Ejects a single sheet of paper if a sheet is loaded.
❏ Loads continuous paper from the standby position.
❏ Feeds continuous paper backward to the standby
position if a sheet is loaded.
8
Micro Adjust
When you hold down the Pause button for three
seconds, the printer enters the Micro Adjust mode. In
this mode, you can adjust the top-of-form and tear-off
positions by pressing the LF/FFD and Load/EjectU
buttons. See “Using the Micro Adjust Function” on
page 1-37.
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9
Paper out light
❏ On when no paper is loaded in the selected paper
source or paper is not loaded correctly.
❏ Flashes when paper has not been fully ejected or a
paper jam has occurred.
10
Pause button
❏ Stops printing temporarily, and resumes printing
when pressed again.
❏ When held down for three seconds, enters the
Micro Adjust mode. When pressed again, exits the
Micro Adjust mode.
Pause light
❏ On when the printer is paused.
❏ Flashes when the printer is in the Micro Adjust
mode.
Selecting a Font and Pitch
You can select one of the printer’s fonts and pitch by using the
buttons on the printer’s control panel as described below.
Note:
❏ Follow the instructions below to change either the font or pitch only.
❏ Others means the font selected in the default-setting mode. See
“Changing default settings” on page 3-12 for more information.
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❏ The available pitch depends on the font you select. See the table below
for more information.
Font
Pitch
Draft
10, 12, 15
Roman
10, 12, 15, PS
Sans Serif
10, 12, 15, PS
Courier
10, 12, 15
Prestige
10, 12
Script
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❏ Settings you make in application programs usually override settings
you make from the printer’s control panel. For best results, use your
application to select a font and make other settings.
1. Make sure that the printer is not printing. If it is, press the
Pause button to stop printing.
2. Press the Font button until the three Font lights indicate the
desired font as shown below.
o n
o f
n o
n n
n f
USD
HSD
Draft
Roman
Sans Serif
n=On, f=Flashing, o=Off
3. Press the Pitch button until the three Pitch lights indicate the
desired pitch as shown below.
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o n
o f
n o
n n
n f
USD
HSD
Draft
Roman
Sans Serif
n=On, f=Flashing, o=Off
4. Make sure that the desired font and pitch are selected.
About Your Printer’s Default Settings
The default settings control many printer functions. While you
can often set these functions through your software or printer
driver, you may sometimes need to change a default setting from
the printer’s control panel using the default-setting mode.
For a detailed description of the settings you can change in the
default-setting mode, see “Understanding default settings” on
page 3-6. For instructions on changing the settings, see “Changing
default settings” on page 3-12.
Understanding default settings
This section describes the settings and options available in the
default-setting mode. These settings are shown in the following
table and explained in detail after the table.
To access and change a setting, see “Changing default settings”
on page 3-12.
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Default-setting mode
Setting
Options
Page length for tractor
Length in inches: 3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5,
11, 70/6, 12, 14, 17
Skip over perforation
Off, On
Auto tear-off
Off, On
Auto line feed
Off, On
Print direction
Bi-D, Uni-D, Auto
Software
ESC/P2, IBM PPDS
0 slash
0,
High speed draft
Off, On
I/F (interface) mode
Auto, Parallel, USB, Option
Auto I/F (interface) wait time
10 seconds, 30 seconds
Parallel I/F bidirectional
mode
Off, On
Packet mode
Auto, Off
Auto CR (carriage return)*
Off, On
A.G.M*
Off, On
Character table
Standard model: italic, PC437, PC850,
PC860, PC863, PC865, PC861, BRASCII,
Abicomp, Roman8, ISO Latin 1, PC858,
ISO 8859-15
(the zero character with a slash)
All other models: Italic, PC437, PC850,
PC437 Greek, PC853, PC855, PC852,
PC857, PC864, PC866, PC869,
MAZOWIA, Code MJK, ISO 8859-7,
ISO Latin 1T, Bulgaria, PC 774, Estonia,
ISO 8859-2, PC 866 LAT., PC 866UKR,
PC APTEC, PC708, PC720, PCAR 864,
PC860, PC865, PC861, PC863, BRASCII,
Abicomp, Roman8, ISO Latin 1, PC858,
ISO8859-15, PC 771
International character set
for italic table**
Italic U.S.A., Italic France, Italic
Germany, Italic U.K., Italic Denmark 1,
Italic Sweden, Italic Italy, Italic Spain 1
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Setting
Options
Font
OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C,
Roman T, Sans Serif H
Manual feed wait time
0.5 second, 1 second, 1.5 seconds, 2
seconds
Buzzer
Off, On
Overlapping Forms
Off, On
* This setting is available only in IBM PPDS emulation mode.
** The options available for this setting vary depending on the country.
Page length for tractor
This setting allows you to set the page length (in inches) for the
continuous paper loaded on the tractor.
Skip over perforation
This feature is available only when continuous paper is selected
as the paper source. When you turn on this feature, the printer
provides a one-inch (25.4 mm) margin between the last line
printed on one page and the first line printed on the next page.
Because most application program margin settings override
margin settings from the control panel, you should use this setting
only if you cannot set your top and bottom margins using your
application.
Auto tear-off
When auto tear-off is on and you are using continuous paper with
the tractor, the printer automatically advances the paper
perforation to the tear-off position, where you can easily tear off
the printed page(s). When the printer receives data again, it
automatically moves the paper back to the top-of-form position
and starts printing, so you can use all of the next page.
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When auto tear-off is off and you are using continuous paper with
the tractor, you need to move the perforation to the tear-off
position manually by pressing the Tear Off/Special Paper
button. See “Using the tear-off function” on page 1-14 for more
information.
Auto line feed
When auto line feed is on, the printer accompanies each carriage
return (CR) code received with a line feed (LF) code.
Print direction
You can select auto print direction, bidirectional printing (Bi-D),
or unidirectional printing (Uni-D). Printing is normally
bidirectional; however, unidirectional printing allows for precise
vertical printing alignment.
Software
When you select ESC/P2, the printer operates in the EPSON
ESC/P2 mode. When you select IBM PPDS, the printer emulates
an IBM printer.
0 slash
Select the zero character with a slash ( ) (this feature is on) or
without a slash (0) (This feature is off). The slash allows you to
easily distinguish between the uppercase letter “O” and a zero.
High speed draft
When high speed draft is on, the printer prints up to 550 cps
(characters per second) at 10 cpi (characters per inch). When it is
off, the printer prints 495 cps at 10 cpi.
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I/F (interface) mode
The printer provides a slot for an optional interface in addition to
its built-in parallel interface and USB interface. You can choose
Auto (automatic), Parallel, USB or Option for the interface mode.
When you select Auto, the printer automatically selects the
interface that is receiving data, and uses that interface until the
end of the print job. The Auto setting allows you to share the
printer among multiple computers without changing the
interface mode.
If only one computer is connected to the printer, you can select
Parallel, USB or Option, depending on which interface your
computer uses.
Auto I/F (interface) wait time
When the printer is in the auto interface mode and it receives no
data from the currently selected interface for the amount of time
specified with this setting, it determines which interface is
receiving data and switches to that interface. You can specify
either 10 seconds or 30 seconds for the auto interface wait time.
Parallel I/F bidirectional mode
The Parallel Interface bidirectional transfer mode is used when
this feature is on. If bidirectional transfer mode is unnecessary,
turn this off.
Packet mode
Be sure to select Auto when printing from Windows applications
using the printer driver included in the CD-ROM that comes with
the printer. In case you encounter any communication troubles
when printing from applications based on other operating
systems such as DOS, turn off this mode.
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Auto CR (carriage return)
This setting is available only in IBM PPDS emulation mode. When
auto carriage return is on, each line feed (LF) code or ESC J code
is accompanied by a carriage return (CR) code so the printer
moves the next printing position to the left margin. When this
setting is off, you must send a CR code after the line feed code to
move the printing position to the left margin.
A.G.M. (IBM)
Turn on the alternate graphic mode (A.G.M.) to make the ESC 3,
ESC A, ESC J, ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, and ESC * commands
in IBM PPDS emulation mode work the same way as in ESC/P 2
mode.
The A.G.M. feature is available only in IBM PPDS emulation
mode.
Character table
You can select from among 13 to 36 standard character tables,
depending on the country of purchase. See “Default-setting
mode” on page 3-7 for more information.
International character set for italic table
You can select among several international character sets for the
italic character table. Each character set contains eight characters
that vary depending on the country or language, so you can
customize the italic table to suit your printing needs.
Font
One of these fonts selected in the default setting is corresponding
to Others on the control panel. You can select the following fonts
directly on the control panel: Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier,
Prestige and Script.
Control Panel
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Manual feed wait time
This setting allows you to set the amount of wait time between
when paper is inserted into the paper guide and it is fed. If the
paper feeds before you can adjust its position properly, you
should increase the wait time.
Buzzer (beeper)
The printer beeps when an error occurs. See “Using the Error
Indicators” on page 4-2 for more information on printer errors. If
you do not want the printer to beep when an error occurs, turn
off this setting.
Overlapping forms
This setting takes effect only when the skip-over-perforation
setting is on. When overlapping-forms setting is on, the printer
lifts up the print head each time it makes a one-inch margin with
the skip-over-perforation feature. You need to turn on both the
overlapping-forms and the skip-over-perforation settings when
you use overlapping forms.
Changing default settings
Follow these steps to enter the default-setting mode and change
the printer’s default settings:
Note:
❏ To print the language selection and default-setting mode
instructions, you need three sheets of A4 or letter size single-sheet
paper or three pages of continuous paper that is at least 279 mm (11
inches) long and 210 mm (8.3 inches) wide. See “Loading
Continuous Paper” on page 1-7 and “Loading Single Sheets” on
page 1-18 for instructions on loading continuous paper and single
sheets.
❏ If you use single sheets, you need to load a new sheet of paper each
time the printer ejects a printed sheet from the paper guide.
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Control Panel
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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Caution:
Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise, you may damage the
printer.
2. Turn on the printer while holding down the Font button.
The printer enters the default-setting mode and prints the
language selection instructions (one page).
3. Press the Font button until the Font and Pitch lights indicate
the language you want, as described in the language selection
instructions.
4. Press the Tear Off/Special Paper button to print the
default-setting mode instructions (two pages) in the language
you selected.
The printed instructions list the settings you can change,
describe how to change them, and show you how the control
panel lights help you make settings. Use these instructions to
change the printer’s default settings from the control panel.
Note:
The arrows in the instructions indicate the printer’s current
settings.
5. When you finish making settings, turn off the printer and exit
the default-setting mode.
Note:
You may exit the default-setting mode by turning off the printer at
any time. Any settings you have made remain in effect until you
change them again.
Control Panel
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Printing in Color
When you install a color ribbon cartridge, the printer can print in
color if you select a printer driver capable of printing in color. See
the Setup Guide for information on installing the ribbon cartridge,
and “About Your Printer Software” on page 2-1 for information
on the printer driver. See your software manual for details on
color printing.
Note:
IBM emulation mode does not support color printing.
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Control Panel
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
4-1
Using the Error Indicators
You can identify many common printer problems using the lights
on the control panel. If your printer stops working and one or
more control panel lights are on or flashing or the printer beeps,
use the following table to diagnose and fix the problem. If you
cannot fix your printer problem using this table, see “Problems
and Solutions” on page 4-3.
State of panel
lights
n Paper Out
n Pause
Beep
pattern
•••
Problem
Solution
No paper is loaded in the selected paper
source.
Load paper in the selected paper source;
the Paper Out and Pause lights go off and
the printer resumes printing.
f Paper Out
n Pause
•••
Paper is not loaded correctly.
Remove and reload your paper correctly,
then press the Pause button. See “Loading
Continuous Paper” on page 1-7, “Loading
Single Sheets” on page 1-18, or “Loading
Special Paper” on page 1-21 for
paper-loading instructions.
•••
Paper is jammed in the printer.
To clear the paper jam, see “Clearing a
Paper Jam” on page 4-26.
•••
Paper is not fully ejected.
Press the Load/Eject button to eject the
sheet.
o Paper Out
n Pause
•••
The paper source is not selected correctly on
the control panel.
Select the proper paper source Then press
the Pause button.
•••
The printer cover is open.
Close the printer cover and press the Pause
button.
4-2
Troubleshooting
f Paper Out
f Pause
f f Tear Off/
Special Paper
f f f Font
f f f Pitch
o Paper Out
f Pause
•••••
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and leave it off for several
minutes; then turn it on again. If the error
recurs, contact your dealer.
–
The print head is overheated.
Wait for a few minutes; the printer resumes
printing automatically once the print head
cools.
n = on, o = off, f = flashing
••• = short series of beeps (three beeps), ••••• = long series of beeps (five beeps)
Note:
The printer beeps once if you press a control panel button when the
corresponding function is not available.
Problems and Solutions
Most problems you may encounter while operating your printer
have simple solutions. Use the information in this section to find
the source of and solution to printer problems that occur.
Determine the type of problem that occurred, and see the
appropriate section below:
“Power supply problems” on page 4-4
“Paper loading or feeding problems” on page
4-5
“Printing position problems” on page 4-13
“Printing or printout quality problems” on page
4-16
Troubleshooting
4-3
You can also use the self test to determine whether the printer or
the computer is causing the problem. See “Printing a Self Test” on
page 4-29 for instructions on printing a self test. To pinpoint
communication problems, experienced users may want to use the
printer’s hex dump mode described in “Printing Hex Dump” on
page 4-30.
To clear a paper jam, see “Clearing a Paper Jam” on page 4-26.
Power supply problems
The control panel lights come on briefly but then go off and
stay off.
Cause
What to do
The printer’s voltage rating
does not match the voltage of
your electrical outlet.
Check the printer and the outlet
voltage ratings. If the voltages do not
match, unplug the printer
immediately and contact your dealer.
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Warning:
Do not reconnect the power
cord to an electrical outlet
with the wrong voltage for
your printer.
The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off.
Cause
What to do
The printer is turned off.
Turn on the printer. The Power light
comes on.
4-4
Troubleshooting
The power cord is not
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet; or if your
power cord is not
permanently attached to
your printer, the power cord
is not properly plugged into
the printer.
Turn off the printer and make sure the
power cord is firmly plugged into the
electrical outlet and the printer, if
necessary. Then turn on the power
switch.
The electrical outlet is
controlled by an outside
switch or automatic timer.
Use a different outlet.
The electrical outlet does not
work.
Plug another electrical device, such as
a lamp, into the outlet to check if the
outlet is working properly. If it is not,
use a different outlet.
Paper loading or feeding problems
Single sheets
The printer does not load single-sheet paper or does not feed
it properly.
Cause
What to do
Continuous paper is in the
paper path.
Press the Load/Eject button to
remove the continuous paper. Select
Manual/CSF as the paper source on
the control panel and insert a new
sheet. (See “Switching to single sheets”
on page 1-34 for more information.)
Troubleshooting
4-5
Tractor is selected as the
paper source on the control
panel.
Select Manual/CSF as the paper
source on the control panel. (See
“Buttons and Lights” on page 3-1.)
The platen rotates but the printer does not feed the paper.
Cause
What to do
Tractor is selected as the
paper source on the control
panel.
Select Manual/CSF as the paper
source on the control panel. (See
“Buttons and Lights” on page 3-1.)
Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Cause
What to do
The paper guide is not
properly installed.
Remove the paper guide and install it
as described in “Attaching the paper
guide” in the Setup Guide.
The edge guide is not
positioned correctly.
Move the edge guide so that they
match the width of your paper.
You may not be using the
right type of paper for the
printer.
Be sure you’re using the right type of
paper. See “Paper” on page A-10.
The paper is old or creased.
Use only new, clean sheets of paper.
Note:
If paper is jammed in the paper path,
see “Clearing a Paper Jam” on page
4-26.
4-6
Troubleshooting
The printer does not fully eject the paper.
Cause
What to do
You may not be able to fully
eject your paper using the
LF/FF button.
Use the Load/Eject button to eject the
paper.
Your paper may be too long.
Make sure the page length of your
paper is within the specified range. See
the single-sheet paper specifications in
“Single sheets” on page A-11. Also
check and adjust the paper size setting
in your application or the printer
driver.
When the printer ejects the paper, the Paper Out flashes and
the Pause light comes on.
Cause
What to do
The printer has not fully
ejected your paper.
Remove the paper by hand; the Paper
Out light goes out. If you are printing
a multiple-page document, insert a
new sheet of paper into the paper
guide. The Pause light goes out and
the printer automatically loads the
paper and resumes printing.
Troubleshooting
4-7
Continuous paper
The printer does not load continuous paper or does not feed it
properly.
Cause
What to do
Manual/CSF is selected as
the paper source on the
control panel.
Select Tractor as the paper source on
the control panel. (See “Buttons and
Lights” on page 3-1.)
The paper has come off the
tractor.
Reattach the paper to the tractor as
described in “Loading Continuous
Paper” on page 1-7.
When you send data or press the Load/Eject button, the platen
rotates but the printer does not feed the paper.
Cause
What to do
Manual/CSF is selected as
the paper source on the
control panel.
Select Tractor as the paper source on
the control panel. (See “Buttons and
Lights” on page 3-1.)
The paper has come off the
tractor.
Reattach the paper to the tractor as
described in “Loading Continuous
Paper” on page 1-7.
The paper has been fed back
to the standby position.
Press the Load/Eject button to load
the paper.
Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Cause
What to do
The paper supply is
obstructed.
Make sure the paper supply is not
obstructed by a cable or some other
object.
4-8
Troubleshooting
The paper supply is not
aligned with the printer.
Make sure you align your paper
supply with the paper loaded in the
tractor so the paper feeds smoothly
into the printer. See “Positioning the
continuous paper supply” on page 1-8.
The paper supply is too far
away from the printer.
Make sure that your paper supply is
within 1 meter (3 feet) of the printer.
The holes on the sides of the
paper are misaligned.
Check that the holes on the sides of the
paper are aligned with each other.
Also make sure the sprocket units are
locked and their covers are closed.
The paper-thickness lever is
set incorrectly.
Set the paper-thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Adjusting the Paper-Thickness
Lever” on page 1-5.
Your paper may be the
wrong size or thickness for
the printer.
Make sure that the paper size and
thickness are within the specified
ranges. See “Paper” on page A-10 for
information on the continuous paper
specifications.
The sprocket units are
positioned incorrectly for the
width of paper you are
using.
Adjust the position of the sprockets to
remove any slack along the width of
the paper.
Note:
If paper is jammed in the paper path,
see “Clearing a Paper Jam” on page
4-26 for instructions.
The printer does not eject your continuous paper properly.
Cause
What to do
Troubleshooting
4-9
You may be trying to feed too
much paper backward.
If you are using normal continuous
paper, tear off the last printed page
and press the Load/Eject button to
feed the paper backward. If you are
using labels, tear off the paper entering
the printer, and then press the LF/FF
button to feed the labels forward.
Your paper may be too long
or too short.
Make sure the page length of your
paper is within the specified range. See
“Paper” on page A-10 for
information on the continuous paper
specification.
The paper size setting in
your application or the
printer driver may not match
the size of the paper you are
using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or the printer driver.
The printer’s page length
setting for the tractor may
not match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Check Page length for tractor of the
printer’s default settings. See
“Changing default settings” on page
3-12.
Paper is jammed inside the
printer.
Clear the paper jam as described in
“Clearing a Paper Jam” on page 4-26.
Single sheets loaded from the optional cut-sheet feeder
The platen rotates but the cut-sheet feeder does not feed the
paper.
Cause
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What to do
Troubleshooting
The cut-sheet feeder is
installed incorrectly.
Reinstall it correctly. See “Installing
the cut-sheet feeder” on page 5-5.
Tractor is selected as the
paper source on the control
panel.
Select Manual/CSF as the paper
source on the control panel. (See
“Buttons and Lights” on page 3-1.)
The right and left paper
guides are too close to the
paper stack, preventing the
paper from feeding
smoothly.
Adjust the paper guides to match the
width of your paper.
Paper is jammed inside the
printer.
Clear the paper jam as described in
“Clearing a Paper Jam” on page 4-26.
There are only a few sheets of
paper left in the bin.
Add more paper.
You may have loaded too
many sheets in the bin.
Remove some sheets. See “Paper” on
page A-10 for information on the types
and quantity of paper that can be
loaded with the cut-sheet feeder.
The cut-sheet feeder feeds more than one sheet at a time.
Cause
What to do
You may have loaded too
many sheets in the bin.
Remove some sheets. See “Paper” on
page A-10 for information on the types
and quantity of paper that can be
loaded with the cut-sheet feeder.
Sheets of paper are stuck
together.
Remove the paper stack, fan it, and
then reload it.
Paper feeding is crooked.
Cause
What to do
Troubleshooting
4-11
The right and left paper
guides are too far apart.
Position the paper guides to match the
width of your paper.
The paper is old or creased.
Use only new, clean sheets of paper.
You may not be using the
right type of paper for the
cut-sheet feeder. For
example, your paper may be
too heavy or too light.
Make sure your paper meets the
requirements of your printer and
cut-sheet feeder. See “Paper” on page
A-10 for information on the paper
specifications.
When the printer ejects the paper, the Paper Out flashes and
the Pause light comes on.
Cause
What to do
The printer has not fully
ejected your paper.
Remove the paper by hand; the Paper
Out light goes out. Press the Pause
button to resume printing.
When you try to load single-sheet paper manually, the printer
loads the paper from the cut-sheet feeder.
Cause
What to do
The paper was not properly
loaded in the paper guide.
Load the paper in the paper guide as
“Loading single sheets from the front”
on page 1-18.
One page of your document is printed on two pages.
Cause
What to do
The paper size setting in
your application software
does not match the size of the
paper loaded in the printer.
Adjust the paper size setting in your
application or the printer driver.
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Troubleshooting
The printer does not load the paper you want when you switch
between the cut-sheet feeder and the tractor.
Cause
What to do
The paper source is not
selected correctly.
Select the proper paper source on the
control panel. (See “Buttons and
Lights” on page 3-1.)
Printing position problems
Wrong top-of-form position
Your printing appears too high or low on the page.
Cause
What to do
The paper size setting in
your application software or
printer driver does not
match the size of the paper
you are using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The printer’s page length
setting for the tractor does
not match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Change Page length for tractor
setting using the printer’s
default-setting mode. See “Changing
default settings” on page 3-12.
Troubleshooting
4-13
The top margin or
top-of-form position setting
is incorrect.
Check and adjust the margin or
top-of-form position settings in your
application software. See “Printable
area” on page A-24 for more
information.
You can also adjust the top-of-form
position using the Micro Adjust
function. However, settings made in
Windows applications override
settings made in the Micro Adjust
mode. See “Adjusting the top-of-form
position” on page 1-39.
The printer driver settings
you want to use are not
selected in your software.
Choose the correct printer driver
setting from the Windows desktop or
in your application before printing.
You moved the paper using
the knob while the printer
was on.
Adjust the top-of-form position using
the Micro Adjust function. See
“Adjusting the top-of-form position”
on page 1-39.
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Caution:
Never use the knob to adjust
the top-of-form position; this
may damage the printer or
cause it to lose the
top-of-form position.
Wrong tear-off position
The printer prints on (or too far away from) the perforation of
your continuous paper.
Cause
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What to do
Troubleshooting
The tear-off position setting
is incorrect.
Adjust the tear-off position using the
micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting
the top-of-form position” on page 1-39.
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Caution:
Never use the knob to adjust
the tear-off position; this may
damage the printer or cause
it to lose the tear-off position.
You moved the paper using
the knob while the printer
was on.
Adjust the tear-off position using the
Micro Adjust function. See “Adjusting
the top-of-form position” on page 1-39.
The printer you want to use
is not selected in your
software.
Choose the correct printer from the
Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
The paper size setting in
your application or printer
driver does not match the
size of the paper you are
using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The printer’s page length
setting for the tractor does
not match the size of the
paper you are using.
Change Page length for tractor
setting using the printer’s
default-setting. See “Changing default
settings” on page 3-12.
Troubleshooting
4-15
Printing or printout quality problems
The Pause light is off but the printer does not print.
Cause
What to do
The interface cable is not
plugged in securely.
Check that both ends of the cable
between the printer and the computer
are plugged in securely. If the cable is
connected correctly, run a self test as
described in “Printing a Self Test” on
page 4-29.
Your interface cable does not
meet the printer and/or
computer specifications.
Use an interface cable that meets the
requirements of both the printer and
computer. See the Setup Guide and
your computer documentation.
Your software is not
properly set up for your
printer.
Make sure that your printer is properly
selected in your application software.
If necessary, install or reinstall the
printer driver software. Refer to the
Setup Guide for detailed instruction.
The Paper Out and Pause lights are on and the printer does
not print.
Cause
What to do
The printer is out of paper for
the selected paper source.
Make sure the correct paper source is
selected on the control panel, and load
paper in the current paper source.
Press the Pause button to resume
printing.
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Troubleshooting
Paper on the paper guide is
positioned too far to the left,
right or inside for the paper
sensor to detect it.
Move the paper a little to the right, left
or inside. When it is positioned
properly, the Paper Out and Pause
lights go off.
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon cartridge is not
installed properly.
Reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described in “Replacing the ribbon
cartridge” on page 5-1.
The ribbon is worn out.
Replace the ribbon cartridge as
described in “Replacing the ribbon
cartridge” on page 5-1.
The paper source is not
selected correctly.
Select the desired paper source on the
control panel. See “Buttons and
Lights” on page 3-1.
The printer makes a strange noise and stops abruptly.
Cause
What to do
The paper is jammed.
Clear the paper jam as described in
“Clearing a Paper Jam” on page 4-26.
The ribbon is jammed
because it has too much slack
or it is worn out.
Remove any slack from the ribbon by
turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or
replace the ribbon cartridge. See
“Replacing the ribbon cartridge” on
page 5-1.
Troubleshooting
4-17
The printer stops printing and the Pause light flashes.
Cause
What to do
The print head is overheated.
Wait for a few minutes; the printer
resumes printing automatically once
the print head cools.
Part of the printout is missing, or dots are missing in random
positions.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon cartridge is not
installed properly.
Reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described in “Replacing the ribbon
cartridge” on page 5-1.
There is too much slack in the
ribbon or the ribbon has
come loose.
Remove any slack in the ribbon by
turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or
replace the ribbon cartridge as
described in “Replacing the ribbon
cartridge” on page 5-1.
Lines of dots are missing in the printout as shown below.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon cartridge is not
installed correctly, and the
ribbon is twisting or
slackening.
Stop printing and reinstall the ribbon
cartridge as described “Replacing the
ribbon cartridge” on page 5-1.
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Troubleshooting
The print head is damaged.
Stop printing and contact your dealer
to have the print head replaced.
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Warning:
Never try to replace the print
head yourself because other
parts of the printer must be
checked at the same time.
Incorrect characters are printed.
Cause
What to do
Your printer and the
computer may not be
communicating correctly.
Make sure that you use the correct
interface cable and that the
communications protocol is correct.
Refer to the Setup Guide and your
computer documentation. If you
installed the optional serial interface
card, also see “Interface Cards” on
page 5-21.
The wrong character table is
selected in your software.
Select the correct character table in
your software or the printer’s default
settings. Note that the character table
setting in your software overrides the
settings made in the default-setting
mode.
The font or characters set in your application software cannot
be printed.
Cause
What to do
Troubleshooting
4-19
Your application software is
not correctly configured for
your printer.
Make sure that your application
software is correctly configured for
your printer. See your application
documentation.
The printer does not print the font you selected on the control
panel or in the default settings.
Cause
What to do
Software settings override
settings you make in the
control panel or in the
default settings.
Use your software to select the font.
Printing starts too high or too low on the page.
Cause
What to do
The paper size settings in
your application software do
not match the size of the
paper loaded in the printer.
Change the paper size settings in your
application software or printer driver
to match the size of the paper you are
using.
The top margin or loading
position setting is incorrect.
Check and adjust the top margin and
loading position settings in your
software, or adjust the top-of-form
position using the Micro Adjust
function. See “Printable area” on page
A-24 and “Adjusting the top-of-form
position” on page 1-39. However,
settings made in Windows
applications override settings made on
the control panel.
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Troubleshooting
Top margin and loading
position settings made in
your Windows applications
override settings you make
in the SelecType mode.
Use your application software to make
these settings.
Note:
If you want to eliminate the top
margin and print at the very top of
the page, adjust the top margin in
your Windows application little by
little until text is printed at the very
top of the page.
All the text is printed on the same line.
Cause
What to do
No line feed command is
sent at the end of each line of
text.
Turn on the auto line feed option in the
default-settings mode, so that the
printer automatically adds a line feed
code to each carriage return. See
“Changing default settings” on page
3-12.
The printout has extra blank lines between lines of text.
Cause
What to do
Two line feed commands are
being sent at the end of each
line of text.
Turn off the auto line feed option in the
default-settings mode. See “Changing
default settings” on page 3-12.
The line space setting in your
application software is
incorrect.
Adjust the line space setting in your
application software.
The length of the printing on the page does not match your
paper length.
Cause
What to do
Troubleshooting
4-21
The paper size setting in
your application or the
printer driver may not match
the size of the paper you are
using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or the printer driver.
The printer’s page length
setting for the tractor may
not match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Check Page length for tractor of the
printer’s default settings. See
“Changing default settings” on page
3-12.
Printing starts lower on the page than you expect, or the bottom
of a page is printed at the top of the next page.
Cause
What to do
The lines-per-page, top and
bottom margin, or form
length setting is incorrect.
Adjust these settings in your
application software, as follows:
If your application software has a
lines-per-page setting, set it to 66 for
letter size paper or 70 for A4 size paper.
If your software does not have a
lines-per-page setting, try decreasing
the top margin or increasing the
bottom margin, or both, until you get
the results you want. Adjust the form
length setting if your software has this
option.
Vertical printed lines are not aligned.
Cause
What to do
Bidirectional printing, which
is the printer’s standard
printing mode, may be out of
alignment.
Use the printer’s bidirectional
adjustment mode to correct this
problem. See “Aligning Vertical Lines
in Your Printout” on page 4-27.
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Troubleshooting
Correcting USB Problems
If you are having difficulty using your printer with a USB
connection, read the information in this section.
Make sure that your computer is a Windows Me, Windows 98
or Windows 2000 pre-installed model
Your computer must be a Windows Me, Windows 98 or Windows
2000 pre-installed model. You may not be able to install or run the
USB printer driver on a computer which is not equipped with a
USB port or which has been upgraded from Windows 95 to
Windows Me, 98 or 2000.
For details about your computer, contact your dealer.
Make sure that EPSON USB Printer Devices appears on the
Device Manager menu (for Windows Me and Windows 98
only)
If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation before the
procedure was complete, either the USB printer device driver or
the printer driver may be incorrectly installed.
Follow these steps to check the installation and reinstall the
drivers:
1. Turn the printer on, and plug the USB cable into the printer
and the computer.
2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then
click Properties.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
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If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer
Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu.
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device
Manager menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other devices
to view the installed devices.
If USB Printer appears under Other devices, the USB printer
device driver is not installed correctly. If EPSON DLQ-3500
appears, the printer driver is not installed correctly.
If neither USB Printer nor EPSON DLQ-3500 appears under
Other devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from
the printer, then plug it into the printer again.
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4. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or EPSON
DLQ-3500 and click Remove. Then, click OK.
5. When the following dialog box appears, click OK. Then click
OK again to close the System Properties dialog box.
6. Turn off the printer and restart your computer. Then, reinstall
the drivers from the beginning, following the instructions in
the Setup Guide.
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Printer does not work correctly with the USB cable
If your printer does not work correctly with the USB cable, try one
or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure that the cable you are using is a standard, shielded
USB cable.
❏ If you are using a USB hub, connect the printer to the first tier
of the hub, or connect the printer directly to the computer’s
USB port.
❏ For Windows 98, try reinstalling the USB printer device driver
and the printer software. First, uninstall EPSON Printer
Software using the Add/Remove Programs utility in the
Control Panel, then uninstall EPSON USB Printer Devices.
Next, reinstall the software as described in the Setup Guide. If
EPSON USB Printer Devices is not registered in the
Add/Remove Programs list, access the CD-ROM and
double-click epusbun.exe in Win9x folder. Then follow the
on-screen instructions.
Clearing a Paper Jam
Follow these steps to clear a paper jam:
1. Turn off the printer.
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2. Open the printer cover.
3. If continuous paper is jammed in the printer, tear off the fresh
supply at the back of the printer.
4. Turn the knob on the right side of the printer to remove the
paper. Remove any remaining pieces of paper.
If the paper is stuck where the printer ejects it, gently pull the
paper out of the printer.
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Caution:
Use the knob on the right side of the printer to clear paper
jams only when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may
damage the printer or change the top-of-form or tear-off
position.
5. Close the printer cover and turn on the printer. Make sure the
Paper Out and Pause lights are off.
Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout
If you notice that the vertical lines in your printout are not
properly aligned, you can use the printer’s bidirectional
adjustment mode to correct this problem.
During bidirectional adjustment, the printer prints three sheets of
alignment patterns, Draft, Bit Image, and LQ (letter quality).
Select the best alignment pattern from each sheet to align vertical
lines.
Follow the steps below to perform bidirectional adjustment.
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Note:
❏ To print the instruction sheet and alignment patterns, you need four
sheets of A3 size single-sheet paper or 15-inch (recommended)
continuous paper. (See “Loading Continuous Paper” on page 1-7
or “Loading Single Sheets” on page 1-18 for paper-loading
instructions.)
❏ If you use single-sheet paper, be sure to load a new sheet of paper
each time the printer ejects a printed sheet. Otherwise, you cannot
proceed to the next step.
1. Make sure paper is loaded, then turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. While holding down the Pause button, turn on the printer.
The printer enters the bidirectional adjustment mode and
then prints the instruction sheet and the first set of alignment
patterns.
3. As described in the instructions, compare the alignment
patterns and select the number of the pattern with the best
alignment using the LF/FF D and Load/Eject U buttons. Font
lights show the pattern number which is selected at that time.
4. Enter the number of the pattern of your choice by pressing the
Font button. The printer prints the next set of alignment
patterns.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select and enter the number of the
pattern with the best alignment for each of the remaining sets.
6. Turn off the printer and exit the bidirectional adjustment
mode.
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Printing a Self Test
Running the printer’s self test helps you determine whether the
printer or the computer is causing the problem:
❏ If the self test results are satisfactory, the printer is working
properly and the problem is probably caused by your printer
driver settings, application settings, computer, or interface
cable. (Be sure to use a shielded interface cable.)
❏ If the self test does not print properly, there is a problem with
the printer. See “Problems and Solutions” on page 4-3 for
possible causes and solutions to the problem.
You can print the self test using either single sheets or continuous
paper. See “Loading Continuous Paper” on page 1-7 or “Loading
Single Sheets” on page 1-18 for paper-loading instructions.
Follow these steps to perform a self test:
1. Make sure paper is loaded, and the proper paper source is
selected on the control panel. Then turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. To run the test using the Draft font, turn on the printer while
holding down the LF/FF button. To run the test using the
printer’s letter-quality fonts, turn on the printer while holding
down the Load/Eject button. Either self test can help you
determine the source of your printing problem; however, the
draft self test prints faster than the letter-quality test.
After a few seconds, the printer loads the paper automatically
and begins printing the self test. A series of characters is
printed.
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Note:
To temporarily stop the self test, press the Pause button. To resume
the test, press the Pause button again.
3. To end the self test, press the Pause button to stop printing.
If paper remains in the printer, press the Load/Eject button
to eject the printed page. Then turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Do not turn off the printer while it is printing the self test. Always
press the Pause button to stop printing and the Load/Eject
button to eject the printed page before you turn off the printer.
Printing Hex Dump
If you are an experienced user or a programmer, print a
hexadecimal dump to isolate communication problems between
the printer and your software program. In hex dump mode, the
printer prints all data it receives from the computer as
hexadecimal values.
Follow these steps to print a hex dump:
Note:
The hex dump feature is designed for a connection with DOS-based PC.
1. Make sure that A4 (210 × 297 mm, 8.3 × 11.7 inches) or wider
paper (such as letter size paper) is loaded in the printer and
the printer is turned off.
2. To enter hex dump mode, turn on the printer while holding
down both the LF/FF and Load/Eject buttons.
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3. Open a software program and send a print job to the printer.
Your printer prints all the codes it receives in hexadecimal
format.
By comparing the characters printed in the right column with
the printout of the hexadecimal codes, you can check the
codes being received by the printer. If characters are printable,
they appear in the right column as ASCII characters.
Nonprintable codes, such as control codes, are represented by
dots.
4. To exit the hex dump mode, press the Pause button and eject
the printed page(s), and turn off the printer.
Contacting Customer Support
If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your
product documentation, contact customer support services for
assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below,
contact the dealer where you purchased your product.
Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if
you give them the following information:
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
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❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product
software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you
normally use with your product
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY & TRADING LTD.
Address: 10F, NO.287, Nanking E. Road, Sec.3, Taipei, Taiwan,
R.O.C
Service Phone: (02) 2547-3000
Fax: (02) 2713-2155
URL: http://www.epson.com.tw
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Chapter 5
Options and Consumables
Ribbon Cartridge
Genuine EPSON ribbon cartridge
When printing becomes faint, you need to replace the ribbon
cartridge. Genuine EPSON ribbon cartridges are designed and
manufactured to work properly with your EPSON printer. They
ensure proper operation and long life of the print head and other
printer parts. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may
cause damage to your printer, which is not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
Your printer uses the following ribbon cartridges:
EPSON black ribbon cartridge: S015139 (long-life cartridge)
S015066 (normal cartridge)
EPSON color ribbon cartridge: S015067
Replacing the ribbon cartridge
Follow these steps to replace a used ribbon cartridge:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Open the printer cover by holding the finger grips on both
ends of the cover and lifting it up. Then open the paper bail.
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Warning:
If you have just used the printer, the print head may be hot;
let it cool for a few minutes before replacing the ribbon
cartridge.
3. The print head should be in the replacement position shown
in the illustration below.
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If it is not, close the printer cover and turn the printer on to
move the print head to the replacement position. Wait a few
seconds, then turn the printer off again and open the printer
cover.
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Caution:
Following the steps below while the printer is turned on can
damage the printer.
4. Press the tab at the upper right of the cartridge holder and
pull the cartridge out of the printer.
5. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package and turn
the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the arrow to
remove any slack in the ribbon.
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6. Hold the ribbon cartridge with the part where the ribbon is
exposed facing down and the ribbon-tightening knob facing
to the front of the printer. Then guide the ribbon under the
print head, and snap the cartridge into place so that the tabs
on both sides of the cartridge fit into the notches in the
cartridge holder.
7. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob again to remove any slack in
the ribbon so that the ribbon moves freely.
8. Close the paper bail and the printer cover.
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Cut-Sheet Feeder
The optional cut-sheet feeder C80683✽ gives you easier and more
efficient handling of single-sheet paper, single-sheet multipart
forms, envelopes, and postcards. You can use the cut-sheet feeder
without removing continuous paper.
You can load the following quantities of paper to the cut-sheet
feeder:
Single sheets
A3 size paper
Up to 130 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
Up to 170 sheets of 64 g/m² (17 lb) paper
Other paper
Up to 200 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
Up to 250 sheets of 64 g/m² (17 lb) paper
Single-sheet
multipart forms
Up to 40 sheets of 47 g/m² (12.5 lb) paper
Envelopes
Up to 20 plain or bond envelopes
Up to 30 airmail envelopes
Postcards
Up to 50 plain paper cards
Note:
You cannot install the cut-sheet feeder and optional automatic sheet
alignment unit at the same time.
Installing the cut-sheet feeder
Follow these steps to install the cut-sheet feeder:
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
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2. Assemble the cut-sheet feeder by following the instructions
provided in the documentation that comes with the feeder.
3. Close the sprocket covers if they are open, and lock the
sprockets by pushing down the lock levers if necessary.
Note:
You do not need to remove your continuous paper from the tractor
to use the cut-sheet feeder. See “Switching between the tractor
and the cut-sheet feeder” on page 5-13 for information on
switching between the cut-sheet feeder and continuous paper.
4. Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source
on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper
Source button.
5. Hold the cut-sheet feeder horizontally with both hands. Fit
the notches on each side of the feeder over the mounting posts
on the printer. Lower the cut-sheet feeder until it is seated
securely on the printer.
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6. Plug the cable connector of the cut-sheet feeder in the printer.
7. Pull out the paper guide and the paper guide extension
completely. Then slide the edge guide all the way to the left.
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8. Turn on the printer and adjust the paper size in your software,
if necessary.
You are now ready to load paper to your cut-sheet feeder. To
remove the cut-sheet feeder, reverse the steps described above.
Loading paper to the cut-sheet feeder
For single-sheet multipart forms, use only the type of forms that
are glued at the top.
To avoid paper jams, do not allow too many printed sheets to be
stacked on the paper guide at one time. Remove the stack when
it is half as thick as the paper loading limit marked on the cut-sheet
feeder.
Follow these steps to load paper to the cut-sheet feeder:
1. Pull the paper set lever forward until the paper guides retract
to allow paper loading.
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2. Release the paper guide lock levers by pulling them forward.
3. Slide the right paper guide so that its edge is even with the
guide mark on the cut-sheet feeder and push back the lever
to lock the paper guide in place. Next, slide the left paper
guide to roughly match the width of the paper.
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4. Slide the center support midway between the paper guides.
5. Fan a stack of paper, and tap the sides and bottom of the stack
on a flat surface to even it up.
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Caution:
Do not load labels to the cut-sheet feeder.
6. Insert the paper along the right paper guide and adjust the
position of the left paper guide so that it matches your paper’s
width. Make sure the position of the guide allows the paper
to move up and down freely. Then lock the left guide in place.
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Note:
Load paper with the printable side up. If you are using pre-printed
forms, load the forms top-down.
7. Push back the paper set levers to clamp the paper against the
guide rollers.
8. Before printing, make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the
paper source on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing
the Paper Source button. Also set the paper-thickness lever
to the appropriate position for the paper loaded in the
cut-sheet feeder as described in “Adjusting the
Paper-Thickness Lever” on page 1-5. In your printer driver
software, select your paper size from the Paper Size list.
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The cut-sheet feeder feeds paper when you send data to the
printer. You can also feed paper by pressing the Load/Eject
button.
Note:
❏ If the platen turns without loading the paper, completely remove the
paper and then insert it all the way into the printer again.
❏ If you need to adjust the position of the paper after it is loaded, see
“Adjusting the top-of-form position” on page 1-39 and follow the
instructions.
Loading paper manually using the paper guide
The cut-sheet feeder’s single-sheet loading feature allows you to
switch to a different type or size of paper without replacing the
paper already loaded in the cut-sheet feeder or removing the
feeder.
Follow these steps to load paper manually using the paper guide:
1. Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source
on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper
Source button.
2. Push the paper guide and the paper guide extension all the
way in.
3. Adjust the edge guide so that it is aligned with the guide mark
on the paper guide.
4. While aligning the left side of paper with the edge guide,
insert it until it meets resistance. Be sure to load paper
printable side up. After a few seconds, the printer
automatically advances the paper to the loading position. The
printer is ready to accept data from your computer and print.
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After printing a page of your document, the printer ejects it onto
the paper guide and the Paper Out and Pause lights come on. If
you are printing a multiple-page document, remove the printed
sheet and insert a new sheet into the paper guide. The printer
automatically advances the paper and resumes printing.
Switching between the tractor and the cut-sheet
feeder
You can easily switch between continuous paper loaded from the
tractor and single sheets loaded from the cut-sheet feeder without
removing your continuous paper.
Switching to continuous paper
Follow these steps to switch to continuous paper loaded from the
tractor:
1. If any single sheets are in the paper path, press the
Load/Eject button to eject them.
2. Select Tractor as the paper source on the control panel by
pressing the Paper Source button.
Switching to single sheets
Follow these steps to switch back to single sheets loaded to the
cut-sheet feeder:
1. If there is any continuous paper remaining in the printer,
press the Tear Off/Special Paper button to advance the
paper to the tear-off position.
2. Tear off the printed pages.
3. Press the Load/Eject button. The printer feeds the paper
backward to the standby position. The paper is still attached
to the tractor but is no longer in the paper path.
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4. Select Manual/CSF as the paper source on the control panel
by pressing the Paper Source button.
Note:
To load another type of continuous paper, you need to remove the
cut-sheet feeder.
Automatic Sheet Alignment Unit
You can load single-sheet paper more easily by using the optional
automatic sheet alignment unit C80688✽. It automatically
positions the paper straight and feeds into the printer.
You can use single-sheet paper, single-sheet multipart forms,
envelopes, and postcards with the automatic sheet alignment
unit. See “Paper” on page A-10 for information on the paper
specifications.
Note:
You cannot install the automatic sheet alignment unit and optional
cut-sheet feeder at the same time.
Installing the automatic sheet alignment unit
Follow these steps to install the automatic sheet alignment unit.
1. Turn off the printer.
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Warning:
If you have just used the printer, the print head may be hot.
Be careful not to touch it until it cools down.
2. Remove the paper guide.
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3. Hold the automatic sheet alignment unit horizontally with
both hands, and slide the slots on both sides of it onto the
mounting pegs in the printer as shown below. Then lower the
unit until it locks into place.
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1
1. slots
2. mounting pegs
4. Open the cover of the printer’s connecting port and plug the
cable connector into the port. Make sure the cable is connected
firmly into the port.
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5. Secure the cable to the port by tightening the two screws
attached to the connector.
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Caution:
Make sure the printer is turned off before connecting the
cable.
Note:
To remove the automatic sheet alignment unit, turn off the printer
and follow the installing procedure in reverse from the last step.
Loading paper using the automatic sheet
alignment unit
Follow these steps to load paper using the automatic sheet
alignment unit:
1. Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source
on the control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper
Source button.
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2. Set the paper-thickness lever to the appropriate position for
the type of single sheet you are using referring to the table in
“Adjusting the Paper-Thickness Lever” on page 1-5.
Normally set it to AUTO.
AUTO
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8
7
6
5
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3
2
1
0
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* paper-thickness lever
3. Insert paper into the automatic sheet alignment unit so that
the tip of the paper goes behind the rollers of the unit. The
printer automatically aligns the paper, recognizes the right
and left edges (the width) of the paper and starts feeding.
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1. inserted position
2. aligned position
3. arrow marks
Note:
Make sure to insert paper between the two arrow marks on the unit.
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Caution:
Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear
paper jams when the printer is off.
4. The printer starts printing when it receives data. The printing
position (the position of the first letter of the first line) is set
to 3 mm (0.12 inch) from the left edge of the paper by default.
See “Adjusting the printing position” on page 5-18 for more
information on the printing position.
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A. 3 mm
* the printing position
5. The printer automatically ejects paper when it finishes
printing. If the printed sheet remains in the printer, press the
Load/Eject button to eject it.
Adjusting the printing position
You can choose among 26 patterns of the printing position for the
automatic sheet alignment unit. The patterns vary in 1.06 mm
(5/120-inch) increments.
Follow these steps to adjust the printing position:
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Note:
❏ The range of printing position is from 1.9 mm (9/120 inch) to 25.4
mm (120/120 inch) from the left edge of the paper. The default is the
pattern No. 2, which is about 3 mm (14/120 inch).
❏ The automatic sheet alignment unit must be installed prior to
adjusting the printing position.
❏ To print the instruction and print-position patterns, you need two
sheets of A4 or larger size single-sheet paper.
❏ Make sure that Manual/CSF is selected as the paper source on the
control panel. If not, select it by pressing the Paper Source button.
1. Turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. While holding down the Pitch button, turn on the printer.
Pitch
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
17 cpi
20 cpi
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* While holding down the Pitch button, turn on the printer.
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3. Load paper into the automatic sheet alignment unit. The
printer prints the instruction and the printing-position
patterns.
4. As described in the instruction, compare the patterns of the
printing position and select the number of the desired pattern
using the LF/FF D and Load/Eject U buttons. Font lights
indicate the pattern number currently selected.
Check if the pattern shown by these lights matches that of the
number of your desired printing position pattern.
Font
Pitch
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
17 cpi
20 cpi
PS
Tear Off
/Special Paper
Tear Off
Envelope
Card
Paper Source
Pause
Paper Out
Tractor
Manual/CSF
3sec
Micro Adjust
Reset
LF/FF
Load/Eject
1. These lights indicate the pattern number selected.
2. Press either of these buttons to change the pattern number.
5. Turn off the printer.
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Note:
The new setting of the printing position is stored in the printer’s
memory when you turn off the printer.
Interface Cards
You can use optional interface cards to supplement your printer’s
built-in parallel and USB interfaces. The EPSON interface cards
listed below are compatible with your printer. (Not all interfaces
are available worldwide.)
Model number
Card type
C82307✽/C82308✽
32KB intelligent serial interface
C82305✽/C82306✽
Serial interface
C82312✽
LocalTalk interface
C82313✽
32KB IEEE-488 interface
C82314✽
Coax interface
C82315✽
Twinax interface
C82345✽
IEEE-1284 parallel interface
C82362✽
EpsonNet 10 Base 2/T Int. Print Server
C82363✽*/C82364✽
EpsonNet 10/100 Base TX Int. Print Server
C82384✽
EpsonNet 10/100 Base TX Int. Print Server
C82391✽
EpsonNet 10/100 Base TX Int. Print Server 2
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country.
* When you use Ethernet interface card C82363✽, you need to attach the
optional interface adapter (C82525✽) to the interface card.
If you are not sure whether you need an optional interface or
would like to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
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Installing an interface card
Follow these steps 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.
2. Remove the screws securing the shield plate on the back of
the printer and remove the plate.
3. Slide the interface card into the slot of the interface
compartment. Firmly push in the card to make sure the
connector at the back of the card is fully inserted into the
printer’s internal socket.
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Then reinsert the screws and tighten them.
Note:
Store the shield plate in a safe place; you will need to reattach it when
you remove the interface card.
To remove the interface card, reverse the steps described above.
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Appendix A
Product Information
Safety Instructions
Warnings, cautions, and notes
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation
of your printer.
Hot parts caution symbol
K
This symbol is placed on the print head and other
parts to indicate that they may be hot. Never touch
those parts just after the printer has been used. Let
them cool for a few minutes before touching them.
Important safety instructions
Read all of these safety instructions before using the printer. In
addition, follow all warnings and instructions marked on the
printer itself.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heat source.
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A-1
❏ Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not operate
properly if it is tilted or placed at an angle.
❏ Do not block or cover the slots and openings in the printer’s
cabinet, and do not insert objects through the slots.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s
label.
❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air
control systems that regularly switch on and off.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❏ If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the
total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make
sure the total ampere of all devices plugged into the wall
outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
❏ Unplug the printer before cleaning it, and always clean it with
a piece of damp cloth only.
❏ Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
❏ Do not spill liquid onto the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service the printer yourself.
❏ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
i. If the power cord or plug is damaged.
ii. If liquid has entered the printer.
iii. If the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged.
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Product Information
iv. If the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a
distinct change in performance.
❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions.
ENERGY STAR compliance
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the
ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and
scanners in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
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Printer Parts
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2
9
3
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4
5
6
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1. printer cover
2. ribbon cartridge
3. power switch
4. edge guide
5. paper guide
6. print head
7. paper bail
8. knob
9. paper-thickness lever
10. control panel
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2
3
4
1. center paper support*
2. parallel interface
3. USB interface
4. sprockets*
* tractor unit parts
Product Information
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Printer Specifications
Mechanical
Printing method:
24-pin impact dot matrix
Printing speed:
High speed draft
550 cps at 10 cpi
Draft
495 cps at 10 cpi
(594 cps at 12 cpi maximum)
Letter quality
165 cps at 10 cpi
Printing direction:
Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics
printing. Unidirectional text or graphics printing
can be selected using software commands.
Line spacing:
1/6-inch or programmable in 1/360-inch
increments
Printable columns: 136 columns (at 10 cpi)
Resolution:
Maximum 360 × 180 dpi (letter-quality mode)
Paper feed methods:Friction (front)
Push tractor (rear)
Cut-sheet feeder (optional)
Automatic sheet alignment unit (optional)
Paper feed speed:
Paper capacity:
A-6
Continuous
8 inches/second
Intermittent
37 msec/line at 1/6-inch
line spacing
optional cut-sheet feeder
up to 200 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
(A3 size: up to 130 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb)
paper)
Product Information
Reliability:
Total print volume
25 million lines
(except print head)
MTBF 10,000 POH (25%
duty)
Print head life
approx. 200 million
strokes/wire x 2
(monochrome)
approx. 100 million
strokes/wire x 2 (color)
Dimensions and
Height
weight (with paper Width
guide):
Depth
Weight
276 mm (10.8 inches)
660 mm (25.8 inches)
432 mm (17.0 inches)
approx. 18.1 kg (40.0 lb)
Ribbon:
Black ribbon
cartridge
Color ribbon
cartridge
S015139 (long-life cartridge)
S015066 (normal cartridge)
S015066
Ribbon life
(at 10 cpi in the
letter-quality mode
with 48
dots/character)
black ribbon
approx. 9 million characters
(long-life cartridge)
approx. 6 million characters
(normal cartridge)
color ribbon
approx. 1.5 million
characters (Black)
approx. 1.1 million
characters (Magenta)
approx. 1.1 million
characters (Cyan)
approx. 0.8 million
characters (Yellow)
Acoustic noise:
Approx. 59 dB (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
Note
The paper-thickness lever position or an overheated print head may affect
the print speed.
Product Information
A-7
Electronic
Interfaces:
One standard bidirectional, 8-bit, parallel
interface with IEEE 1284 nibble mode support,
one USB (ver 1.1) interface and one optional
Type B interface slot
Buffer:
128KB
Built-in fonts:
Bitmap fonts
EPSON Draft
10, 12, 15 cpi
EPSON Roman
10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
EPSON Sans Serif
10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
EPSON Courier
10, 12, 15 cpi
EPSON Prestige
10, 12 cpi
EPSON Script
10 cpi
EPSON Script C
proportional
EPSON Orator
10 cpi
EPSON Orator S
10 cpi
EPSON OCR-B
10 cpi
Scalable fonts
EPSON Roman
10.5, 8 to 32 points, in
2-point increments
EPSON Sans Serif
10.5, 8 to 32 points, in
2-point increments
EPSON Roman T
10.5, 8 to 32 points, in
2-point increments
EPSON Sans Serif H 10.5, 8 to 32 points, in
2-point increments
Barcode fonts
A-8
Product Information
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A,
UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
Character tables: Standard version
One italic and 12 graphics character tables:
Italic table,
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe),
PC 850 (Multilingual), PC 860 (Portuguese),
PC 861 (Icelandic), PC 865 (Nordic),
PC 863 (Canadian-French), BRASCII,
Abicomp, ISO Latin 1, Roman 8, PC 858,
ISO 8859-15
Following 23 graphical character tables are also
available in some countries:
PC 864 (Arabic), PC 437 Greek,
PC 852 (Eastern Europe), PC 853 (Turkish),
PC 855 (Cyrillic), PC 857 (Turkish),
PC 866 (Russian), PC 869 (Greek),
MAZOWIA (Poland), Code MJK (CSFR),
ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek),
ISO Latin 1T (Turkish), Bulgaria (Bulgarian),
PC 774 (LST 1283: 1993), Estonia (Estonian),
PC 771 (Lithuanian), ISO 8859-2,
PC 866 LAT. (Latvian), PC 866 UKR
(Ukraina),
PC APTEC (Arabic), PC 708 (Arabic),
PC 720 (Arabic), PC AR 864 (Arabic)
Character sets:
14 international character sets and one legal
character set:
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark I,
Sweden, Italy, Spain I, Japan, Norway,
Denmark II, Spain II, Latin America, Korea,
Legal
Product Information
A-9
Electrical
120 V Model
220 to 240 V Model
Input voltage range
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
1.6 A
Power consumption
Approx. 85 W (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern)
0.7 A
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
(without condensation)
Operation (plain paper)
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
10 to 80% RH
Operation (recycled
paper, envelope, label, or
postcard)
15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F)
30 to 60% RH
Storage
-30 to 60°C (-22 to
140°F)
0 to 85%
Paper
Note:
❏ Use recycled paper, multipart paper, labels, envelopes, and postcards
only under normal temperature and humidity conditions described
below.
A-10
Temperature
15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F)
Humidity
30 to 60% RH
Product Information
❏ Do not load paper that is curled, folded, or crumpled.
Single sheets
See also “Multipart forms” on page A-14 for detailed information
on the specification for single-sheet multipart forms.
Width
90 to 420 mm (3.5 to 16.5 inches)/100 to
420 mm (3.9 to 16.5 inches)*
* When loading single sheets and
single-sheet multipart forms that are
glued at the top of the form from the
cut-sheet feeder or automatic sheet
alignment unit
Length
80 to 420 mm (3.15 to 16.5 inches)/92 to
420 mm (3.6 to 16.5 inches)*
* When loading single sheets and
single-sheet multipart forms that are
glued at the top of the form from the
cut-sheet feeder
Thickness
single sheets
multipart forms
0.065 to 0.19 mm (0.0025 to 0.0074 inch)
0.12 to 0.62 mm (0.0047 to 0.024 inch)
Weight
single sheets
multipart forms
52.3 to 157 g/m² (14 to 42 lb)
40 to 58 g/m² (10 to 15 lb)
Quality
single sheets
Plain paper and recycled paper
multipart forms
Carbonless multipart forms with a line
of glue at the top or the side of the form
Copies
1 original + 7 copies
Product Information
A-11
Continuous paper
See also “Multipart forms” on page A-14 for detailed information
on the specifications for continuous multipart forms.
❏ The sprocket hole must be a circle or notched circle.
❏ The holes must be cleanly cut.
❏ If the horizontal and vertical perforations are crossed, the
shaded area below should not be printed on. Uncrossed
perforations do not have this restricted area.
1
2
B
B
A
A
1. vertical perforation
2. horizontal perforation
1
1. crossed perforation
2. uncrossed perforation
A-12
Product Information
2
A
28 mm (1.1 inches)
B
3 mm (0.12 inch)
❏ The ratio of the cut/uncut length at the perforation should be
between 3:1 and 5:1. And expansion at the perforation (when
the paper is kept flat) should be less than 1 mm (0.04 inch) as
follows.
1
2
3
1. 3 mm cut
2. 1 mm uncut
3. 1 mm or more
❏ If you use continuous paper whose page length (A in the next
illustration) is under 101.6 mm (4.0 inches),
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