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AMT Datasouth Accel-7350 User`s guide
Accel-7450
24-Pin Dot Matrix Printer
User’s Guide
© April 2012, AMT Datasouth Corp.
Document #130090
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Regulatory Statement:
FCC
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
Class B
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this
equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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Table of Contents
User Caution...................................................................................................................4
Installation ......................................................................................................................5
Unpacking the printer .................................................................................................................................... 5
Installing the ribbon cassette ......................................................................................................................... 6
Connecting the printer to the power source .................................................................................................. 8
Connecting the printer to the PC ................................................................................................................... 9
Installing the Front Paper Rack ................................................................................................................... 10
Setting up for Cut Sheet Manual mode ....................................................................................................... 12
Special Note for Loading Narrow Cut Sheet Paper ..................................................................................... 14
Special Note for Loading Dark Colored Forms ............................................................................................ 14
Installing the Rear Tractor ........................................................................................................................... 15
Paper Cutter ................................................................................................................................................ 18
Control Panel................................................................................................................ 19
Control Panel Layout ................................................................................................................................... 19
Control Panel Key Functions ....................................................................................................................... 19
LCD .............................................................................................................................................................. 24
Lamps (LED Indicators) ............................................................................................................................... 25
Paper Path Lever ......................................................................................................................................... 26
Head adjustment lever ................................................................................................................................. 27
Special Key Functions ................................................................................................................................. 27
Control Panel Menu ..................................................................................................... 28
Menu key ..................................................................................................................................................... 28
Menu selection keys .................................................................................................................................... 29
Item selection keys ...................................................................................................................................... 29
ENTER key .................................................................................................................................................. 29
MENU key.................................................................................................................................................... 29
Menu Setting Example ................................................................................................................................ 30
Static Ethernet IP Address Setting .............................................................................................................. 31
Using “PWR UP AS” Setup Profiles ............................................................................................................ 32
Factory Defaults........................................................................................................................................... 33
Print Driver Installation ............................................................................................... 34
Problem Solving........................................................................................................... 37
Error messages ............................................................................................................ 41
Printer Specifications .................................................................................................. 44
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Operational safety
CAUTION
User Caution
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Do not touch the print head immediately
after printing because it is too hot.
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Do not put your finger under the tractor
cover while loading fanfold paper.
Cautions in setting up

Do not put your finger on the tractor
gear, when using the rear tractor.
CAUTION

Unpack the printer. Make sure that the
printer body and all accessories are
included in the package and no parts are
damaged.

Place the printer on a rigid,
horizontal base in a location that is
free of vibration.
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Do not use the printer in a location
exposed to direct sunlight or close to a
heater or other heat generating
equipment.

Before connecting or disconnecting
the interface cable, be sure to turn
off the printer.

Do not use the printer in a dusty location
or any location subject to sudden
changes in temperature and humidity.

Do not connect the printer to a nonstandard power source.

Never try to print without a ribbon
cassette installed and paper loaded.
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Take care not to twist the ribbon while
installing the ribbon cassette.
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If the case or cover becomes dirty,
clean it with a soft cloth moistened
with a small quantity of neutral
detergent diluted with water. Never
use a hard cloth or volatile solvent
such as alcohol, thinner, or benzene.
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Do not turn off the printer during
printing, as this may lead to a
malfunction.
Push the lock levers of both tractors to
the LOCK positions firmly when loading
fanfold paper.
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Rear Operating Clearance
Fanfold Paper: 2” plus Paper Length
Manual Cut Sheets: Paper Length
Minus 9”
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Installation
Unpacking the printer
Tractor
USB cable
Ribbon cassette
Power cable
Printer
Paper rack
Paper rack holder
The packing style is subject to change without notice.
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Installing the ribbon cassette
1. Make sure the power switch is OFF. Open the front cover. Move the print
head to the left end position.
CAUTION
Do not touch the print head immediately after
printing because it may be too hot.
2. For a new printer, remove and discard the clear protective sheet from
under the print head.
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3. Remove the Red shipping lock located at the center of the ribbon
cassette. Attach the cassette, as shown below.
4. Fit the holes in the ribbon attachment to the right and left projections
on the print head.
•
Make sure that the ribbon is located properly under the edge of the
print head.
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•
Turn the ribbon feed knob counterclockwise to remove any slack in
the ribbon.
Ribbon Feed Knob
Connecting the printer to the power source
• Make sure that the power switch is set to off. Connect the printer with the
supplied power cord to an AC outlet.
Connect the AC power plug to an AC outlet of the voltage designated on the
rating label located on the back of the printer.
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Connecting the printer to the PC
Note: The Accel 7450 printer can use a USB, Ethernet or Serial cable to connect
to the PC.
1. Install desired interface connection.
Make sure that the power switch is turned to off.
Connect the signal cable(s) to the printer and the computer.
The factory default interface is set to
AUTO and will automatically receive
transmitted data on any of the above
ports.
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Installing the Front Paper Rack
1. Insert each (left/right) paper rack arm slot down onto the bottom
printer pin and rotate up until it clicks into place.
To remove the paper rack, first push up on both the left and right
release levers (right lever pictured below), rotate the holder all the
way down then lift.
2. Attach the paper rack to the paper rack holders.
Install vertically and
push down
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3. Rotate the paper rack down and press onto the rack holder pins.
4. Slide the left paper guide all the way right against the paper rack
stop. This squares the left guide and locates the paper edge for
auto detection.
The right paper guide should be
positioned all the way to the right for
optimum performance.
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Setting up for Cut Sheet Manual mode
1.
Attach the paper rack holders (right / left) and the paper rack, as
described in Installing the Front Paper Rack on page 10.
2. Slide the left paper guide all the way right against the paper rack stop.
This squares the left guide and locates the paper edge for auto
detection.
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3.
Slide the paper path lever to the cut sheet symbol.
Note: The printer in this mode will automatically load cut sheet paper
about one (1) second after a sheet is fully inserted in the manual input
paper slot.
Cut sheet paper will NOT load unless the printer’s
reflective photo sensor sees the back of the sheet
about 1 ¾ inches (44.45 mm) in from the leading
edge.
This sensor’s horizontal location is around the 25mm
(approx 1 inch) mark on the printer ruler.
4. Insert a cut sheet paper straight along the LEFT paper guide. Make sure
the paper is inserted as far as it will go and that it is square to the feed
rollers. The printer beeps one time then feeds the sheet in. NOTE: The
delay period can be adjusted by setting Control Panel menu item #36
LOAD DELAY.
LEFT paper guide
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Special Note for Loading Narrow Cut Sheet Paper
To load cut sheets narrower than 4 ½ inches, disable menu item #25
PAPER SKEW DETECT. Refer to Control Panel operation on page 19 .
The SKEW: NO setting can be re-instated by
performing an initialization #1(press HIGH
IMPACT+LF keys and cycle ON power).
Special Note for Loading Dark Colored Forms
Excessive top/left margins or paper not loading may be caused by forms with
non-reflective or colored areas. Use the special DARK FORM LOAD feature to
print such forms. To get started, make sure at least one (1) reflective (white or
light colored) form has been loaded and ejected since the printer was last
powered up or since the left paper guide was moved. This step sets the left
starting print position in the printer’s memory.
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Press the
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Fully insert the form into the paper slot until it seats square in the feed
rollers BEFORE the printer starts loading.
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Eject the form and start over if the form is not grasped immediately as the
printer will not automatically compensate for the top starting print position.
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Send the print job.
keys. The LCD shows DARK FORM LOAD.
Press the ALT+EJECT/LOAD keys again to load each dark form. The printer
reverts to normal (white or light colored) paper loading after each load.
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Installing the Rear Tractor
1.
Snap the black plastic paper guides onto the tractor assembly if
they are not already in place. The curved ends point away from the
printer.
2. Make sure the printer power is off. Plug the cable from the tractor
into the connector at the back of the printer.
3.
Insert the top slot in the tractor brackets onto the top printer pins.
Allow the bottom bracket slots to rest on the bottom printer pins.
The tractor brackets do not snap in place.
WARNING! Make sure the tractor brackets are fully seated in the bottom
pins. Cut sheet forms may jam on the tips of the tractor paper guides if the
tractor brackets are not seated.
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4.
Set fanfold paper onto the tractors. Release the lock lever to adjust
the tractors right /left to fit the pin feed paper width.
CAUTION
5.
Do not put your finger
under the tractor cover.
Use the zero 0 mark on the ruler label attached to the back of the
printer as a reference to line up the starting print position by sliding
the tractors left or right.
Adjust the tractors so the paper is snug between them without
tearing or elongating the pin fed holes.
6.
To select the rear tractors as the paper feed source, slide the paper
path lever on the printer front panel to the rear tractor symbol:
Note: The lever position can be at "AUTO" only when using the
printer driver to select paper sources.
7.
If the paper length is not 11 inches (factory default), specify the
appropriate length in the printer’s control panel menu item #6
“TRACTOR PAGE LGTH”.
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See Control Panel on page 19 for instructions on using the printer’s
control panel menu.
Note: Fanfold paper size is usually marked on the package
If the paper length is not specified, the page length can be
determined by the number of sprocket holes per sheet.
The number of holes x 0.5 inch equals to the page length. For
example if the sheet has 8 holes then length is 4 inches.
8.
Perform a test print job after connecting the printer to the computer.
Fine adjust the tractor’s side to side position for the desired left
starting print position.
The vertical, starting print position may be adjusted as follows:
Full lines:
Set the “TOP MARGIN” using the printer’s control
panel menu.
Partial Lines: Set “TOF ADJ TRACTOR” using the printer’s
control panel menu. This adjustment has a 1/60th
inch resolution (0.0166”)
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Paper Cutter
The printer has two (2) cabinet edges where perforated fan fold paper may
be separated.
Paper cutter
Use the front edge when using the rear tractor to feed paper.
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Control Panel
The liquid crystal display (LCD) on the control panel displays the current printer
status, user messages and menu functions.
Control Panel Layout
Control Panel Key Functions
1. ONLINE
ONLINE
JAM REMOVAL
The ONLINE key is used to enable printing (ONLINE light ON) or
disable printing (ONLINE light OFF).
When the light is off, printing is suspended due to a user action
(such as pausing the printer) or an error condition (such as a
paper out, ribbon problem or paper jam).
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2. EJECT/LOAD
EJECT/LOAD
DARK FORM
If a cut sheet paper is loaded, pressing the EJECT/LOAD key
ejects the sheet out the front.
If the EJECT/LOAD key is pressed when fanfold paper is
loaded, the paper is fed back to the parking position.
If the EJECT/LOAD key is pressed when fanfold paper is at the
parked position, the paper is loaded to the TOF position.
When the EJECT/LOAD key is pressed with no paper in
manual load mode, and menu item #25 PAPER SKEW
DETECT has been set to YES, AUTO SKEW mode is toggled
ON and OFF. Press the ENTER key to activate the displayed
mode.
3. SPEED
SPEED
RESET
Press the SPEED key to display the currently selected printing
quality on the LCD. Each press of the key displays the printing
qualities in the following order.
LQ
NORMAL
HIGH 2
HIGH 1
The factory default value is LQ
4. TEAR OFF
TEAR OFF
FF
Pressing the TEAR OFF key, causes the printer to
automatically advance the pin feed paper perforation to the
paper cutter position (for fanfold paper only).
If the perforation is not adjusted to the cutter position, correct
the position with the MICRO LF or MICRO RLF key. The
correct position is saved in memory, and the perforation is fed
automatically to the paper cutter position at next time.
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5. HIGH IMPACT
Press the key to temporarily change the print impact for
multipart forms from NORMAL to DARK print mode. The
HIGH IMPACT light is ON when DARK print mode is selected.
HIGH IMPACT reverts to the current value selected in the
printer’s control panel menu settings.
The factory default value is NORMAL
6. LF
LF
MICRO LF
7. ENTER
ENTER
Press the LF key to feed the line in the forward direction at a
pitch of 1/6 inch regardless of the LF PITCH setting in the
printer’s control panel menu. Holding this key down produces
continuous line feeding.
Pressing the ENTER key selects the setting displayed on the
LCD.
ALT
8. RLF
RLF
MICRO RLF
Pressing the RLF key feeds paper the reverse direction at a
pitch of 1/6 inch regardless of the LF PITCH setting in the
printer’s control panel menu. Holding this the key depressed
produces continuous reverse line feeding.
9. RESET (ALT + SPEED/RESET keys)
SPEED
ENTER
+
ALT
RESET
Pressing the SPEED key while holding the ALT key
evokes a power on reset. The LCD displays
“INITIALIZING” for a few seconds then returns to ready
mode.
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10. FORMFEED ( ALT + TEAR OFF/FF keys)
TEAR OFF
ENTER
+
FF
ALT
Pressing this key combination causes pin feed paper to
advance one (1) page length as determined by the
PAGE LGTH setting in the printer’s control panel menu.
If cut sheet paper is loaded, pressing this key
combination causes the paper to be ejected.
11.MENU ( ALT + HIGH IMPACT/MENU keys)
HIGH IMPACT
ENTER
+
Pressing this key combination opens the printer’s control
panel menu system.
MENU
ALT
LF
RLF
MICRO LF
Once the printer’s menu system is open, menu items
may be scrolled with the up and down arrow keys.
MICRO RLF
The right arrow key opens the displayed menu item.
Once opened, the up and down arrow keys scroll through
all available choices.
TEAR OFF
FF
Pressing the ENTER key selects the displayed choice.
Pressing the left arrow key exits to the top level menu
items.
HIGH IMPACT
MENU
Once at the top level menu, pressing the HIGH IMPACT
MENU key exits the menu system and evokes a power
on reset.
Note: Current values are marked with a * in the menu
system.
12. MICRO LF (ALT + LF/MICRO LF keys)
LF
ENTER
+
ALT
Pressing this key combination causes paper to feed
1/360 inch forward. Use this key to adjust the paper
position.
MICRO LF
Holding down these keys produces continuous micro
line feeding.
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13. MICRO RLF (ALT + RLF/MICRO RLF keys)
RLF
ENTER
+
ALT
Pressing this key combination causes paper to reverse
feed 1/360 inch. Use this key to adjust the paper
position.
MICRO RLF
Holding down these keys produces continuous micro
line feeding.
14. DARK FORMS LOAD (ALT + EJECT LOAD/DARK FORM keys)
ENTER
EJECT/LOAD
+
ALT
DARK FORM
Pressing this key combination causes the printer to
load manual feed forms regardless of their color. Use
this special mode if printing starts at the wrong place
due to non-reflective (dark) areas on a form.
Be sure to hold forms firmly in the feed rollers so paper
is grasped immediately as the printer will not
automatically compensate for the starting print position
based on the paper edges.
Important Note: The DARK FORMS LOAD feature uses the same left
starting position as the last reflective paper load or zero (0) on the cabinet
ruler if the printer was just powered up.
This means at least one (1) reflective (white or light colored) form must
load/eject or be printed before using the DARK FORMS LOAD feature. If
this is not done, the left margin will be off.
15. JAM REMOVAL (ALT + ONLINE/JAM REMOVAL keys)
ENTER
ONLINE
+
ALT
JAM REMOVAL
Pressing this key combination allows paper to be easily
removed. Use this special mode if the EJECT key does
not discharge the paper.
To exit JAM REMOVAL mode press the ONLINE key.
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LCD
The LCD displays the current paper path.
*Manual
CUT SHEET PAPER
Rear Tractor
CONTINUOUS PAPER
* Factory default
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Lamps (LED Indicators)
ONLINE
(Green)
ON: Printing is enabled.
OFF: Printing is disabled.
Blinking: The cover is open, or the
printer is in the head temperature
protect mode.
SPEED
(Green)
ON: Letter Quality printing.
OFF: NORMAL: (Medium Quality)
printing.
SLOW FLASH: HIGH 1 (Draft)
printing
FAST FLASH: HIGH 2 (High Speed
Draft) printing.
ERROR
(Amber)
ON: No paper or other operational
error detected.
OFF: No error detected.
Blinking: A functional error has
occurred (such as home sense error.
Internal RAM error, paper path
switching error, head adjustment
error, park error or skew error).
HIGH
IMPACT
(Green)
ON: Heavy impact (multipart forms
printing).
OFF: Normal printing.
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Paper Path Lever
The paper path lever on the left control panel selects the following paper
paths.
Position
Paper path
Rear tractor
Manual
Note: Before changing the paper path, clear the paper from inside the
printer by pressing the EJECT/LOAD key.
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Head adjustment lever
This lever sets the gap between the print head and the paper.
For most printing, the lever position should be to AUTO. This setting allows
the printer to measure the paper thickness and adjust the print head gap
automatically.
The print head gap can also be manually set for 1 to 7 part forms.
Special Key Functions
Special key functions are executed by pressing and holding the keys
indicated in the following table while simultaneously turning on the printer
power. Load paper first to avoid error indication.
Function
Key
Initialization #1
HIGH IMPACT + LF+POWER
ASCII self-test
Hex Dump
LF + POWER
SPEED + POWER
Character H printing mode
TEAR OFF + POWER
Pin testing
Alignments adjust
HIGH IMPACT + POWER
ENTER + RLF + POWER
Adjust the tear off position
(For tractor paper)
Online state, press and hold the TEAR OFF key
three seconds.
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Control Panel Menu
The printer’s control panel menu system allows changing the way printer
functions work.
This section provides the outline of the setup modes and the details of the
setup functions.
MENU SETUP
1. TOF ADJ MANL
2. TOF ADJ TRAC
Menu key
ENTER
HIGH IMPACT
+
ALT
MENU
Press the ALT+ MENU keys to enter the MENU MODE.
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Menu selection keys
These keys are used to scroll through the menu items. They do not
activate the setting.
The menus can be scrolled rapidly by holding down an arrow key for a
second or more.
Item selection keys
The
key is used to open a menu item displayed on the LCD.
Once opened, the item setting choices may be scrolled with
the
keys.
The
key exits to the top level menu without any changes.
ENTER key
ENTER
ALT
To select a displayed item, press the ENTER key. When the ENTER key
is pressed, the selected item is marked with an asterisk (*).
MENU key
HIGH IMPACT
MENU
Press the MENU key to exit the MENU MODE. All setting changes are
automatically stored in the EEPROM printer memory and the printer is
initialized.
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Menu Setting Example
The following is the example to change the page length of fanfold paper from
11 to 8 inch.
1. Press the MENU key while depressing the ALT key.
HIGH IMPACT
ENTER
+
MENU
ALT
MENU SETUP
1. TOF ADJ MANL
2. TOF ADJ TRAC
2. Scroll to item 6 with down arrow key.
6. TRAC PG LGTH
7. RGHT PG WDTH
3. Open item 6 with the right arrow key.
11 INCH
11.5 INCH
*
4. Press the up arrow key to display "8 INCH" on the LCD.
8 INCH
8.5 INCH
5. Press the ENTER key. An asterisk is added after "8 INCH".
8 INCH
8.5 INCH
*
6. Press the MENU key. The setting is automatically saved and the printer is
initialized.
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Static Ethernet IP Address Setting
The following steps are required when setting a static IP Ethernet address
through the printer control panel menu setup.
1. Press the MENU key while depressing the ALT key.
HIGH IMPACT
ENTER
+
MENU
ALT
MENU SETUP
1. TOF ADJ MANL
2. TOF ADJ TRAC
2. Scroll to item 43 with UP arrow key.
43. IP ADDRESS
44. SUBNET MASK
3. Open item 43 with the right arrow key.
IP ADDRESS
010.000.000.001
4. Press the up arrow key to increase (down to decrease) the underlined
digit.
IP ADDRESS
110.000.000.001
5. Press the right arrow key to select next digit. Repeat steps 4 and 5
until designated IP address is entered.
6. Press the ENTER key after complete address is entered.
MENU SETUP
1. TOF ADJ MANL
2. TOF ADJ TRAC
7. Press the MENU key. The setting is automatically saved and the printer is
initialized.
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Using “PWR UP AS” Setup Profiles
The printer has a total of 6 setup profiles. They are designated USER 1~6.
Each profile may be modified with its own set (or group) of setup values.
The current profile is selected from the printer’s control panel menu item
“41 PWR UP AS” using the same procedure as described in the menu setting
example.
POWER UP AS
USER 1
USER 2
*
The printer will use the selected profile whenever it is reset or powered up.
Restoring Factory settings:
+
+
Cycle printer power ON
USER Settings can be restored to factory default by
performing an INTIALIZATION-1. This special key
function is executed by pressing and holding these keys
while simultaneously turning ON the printer power.
Release keys when LCD display reads
“EEPROM INITIAL 1”.
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Factory Defaults
ACCEL 7450 Factory Defaults
Item
Description
F&I
Item
Description
F&I
1
TOF ADJ MANL
0/60 IN
26
JAM DETECT
YES
2
TOF ADJ TRAC
0/60 IN
27
INTERFACE
AUTO
3
TOF ADJ DARK
0/60 IN
28
PARITY BIT
NONE
4
HORZ ADJ
0/60 IN
29
DATA LENGTH
8 BITS
5
MANL PG LGTH
AUTO
30
STOP BIT
1 BIT
6
TRAC PG LGTH
11 INCH
31
PROTOCOL
XON/XOFF
7
RGHT PG WDTH
NO
32
BAUD RATE
9600 BPS
8
LEFT PG WDTH
YES
33
TEXT DIR
BI-DIRECT
9
TOP MRG
0 LINE
34
TIMEOUT
ON
10
BOTTOM MRG
0 LINE
35
COVER DETECT
ON
11
LEFT MRG
0 COL
36
LOAD DELAY
1.0 SEC.
12
FONT SELECT
GOTH
37
BEEP
ON
13
CHR PITCH
12 CPI
38
TRUNCATE
ON
14
LF PITCH
6 LPI
39
QUIET MODE
OFF
15
EMULATION
F&I
40
TEAR OFF
ON
16
CHR TBL EPSN
GRAPHICS
41
POWER UP AS
USER 1
17
CHR TBL IBM
SET 1
42
DHCP
ON
18
INTL FONT
U.S.A.
43
IP ADDRESS
__
19
CODE PAGE
U.S.A.
44
SUBNET MASK
__
20
AGM IBM
NO
45
GATEWAY
__
21
LF SETTING
LF ONLY
46
MENU LISTING
__
22
CR SETTING
CR ONLY
23
ZERO STYLE
NO-SLASH
24
MANUAL EJECT
FRONT
25
SKEW DETECT
NO
Settings for User Profiles 2 – 6 are uncontrolled.
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Print Driver Installation
Windows (2000,XP,VISTA,WIN7)
1. Select the desired driver provide on the CD ROM shipped with your
printer.
2. Open the driver folder and execute “SETUP.exe”, to start the “Printer
Installer’ utility.
3. Select the 7450 printer and click the “Install” button.
4. Should a “Windows Security” message appear, select “Install driver
software anyway”.
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5. If using a PC/USB interface connection, verify the cable is connected and
the printer is turned ON. Click the “Yes” button to continue.
If using a PC/USB interface, please connect
the printer and computer cable. Cycle printer
power ON. With or without the use of a USB
interface, click “Yes” to continue.
6. The printer driver installation will take a couple minutes, wait for the
“Installation Successful” message to appear and click the “OK” button.
The printer driver has been successfully
installed!
7. Close driver windows and open “Devices and Printers” from the Start
button.
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8. Select 7450 and right click to open Printer Properties, then go to the
“Ports” tab and apply the proper port, or create a new port. Refer to the
Windows HELP menu for detail instructions.
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Problem Solving
1. Printing misaligns toward the bottom of my form (skews).

Ensure the LEFT paper guide is squared by sliding it all the way to the
right against the paper rack stop.

Take your time in properly aligning the form, being sure to slide it in until it
stops against the feed rollers. The printer beeps up to 3 times (default is
one beep).
2. Frequent Paper Jams.

Flatten any curl at the leading edge of the form by folding it in the opposite
direction. The printer will more readily tolerate leading edges that are
slightly curled down rather than curled up.

Make sure the control panel knob for form thickness is set to AUTO.

Excessive paper thickness. Maximum allowable thickness is .020”
3. Printing speed is slow.
Press the SPEED key to select a higher speed mode.
LQ
NORMAL
HIGH 2
4. Printing is light.
HIGH 1
Check the ribbon cassette condition.

If the surface of fabric becomes whitish, replace the cassette with a new
one.
When using multipart forms:

Change SPEED to LQ

Press the HIGH IMPACT key to select “DARK”.

Make sure carbonless forms have not exceeded their shelf life. Try fresh
forms.
5. When menu item #25 PAPER SKEW DETECT is set to YES, (factory default
is NO) cut sheet paper is ejected with a SKEW ERROR message on the LCD,
even though paper is loaded straight.
Dark black areas printed on the paper or the paper is narrower than 4 ½
inches.

Set menu item #25 PAPER SKEW DETECT to “NO”.
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6. My printer sometimes asks for a second form when there is none.

The printer is misinterpreting left over control characters as more to print.
Press the Online key to clear.

Press ALT+RESET to clear any pending data.
7. The message PAPER JAM appears, although paper is not jammed.
The paper jam sensor on the tractor assembly may not function properly if
exposed to direct light or sunlight.

Adjust the location of the printer so it is not exposed to excessive light.

Verify there is no dark printing near the sprocket hole on the backside of
fanfold paper.

Set menu item #26 PAPER JAM DETECT to “NO” to defeat paper jam
detection.
8. The paper sensor does not detect paper (the print start position is too far
down on the paper) or printer will not load paper.

If paper is reflective (white or light color), clean paper sensors with a soft
cloth or cotton swab.

If paper is not reflective (black areas or dark background color), load the
paper with the special DARK FORM LOAD feature.
Press the ALT+EJECT/LOAD keys. The LCD displays DARK FORM
LOAD. Then fully insert the form until it seats in the fee rollers.

Paper sensor calibration may be off. Contact AMT Datasouth for
assistance.
9. Paper out is not detected.
Printing may continue even when paper is out.

Make sure the paper size, the page length in the control-panel menu
system is correctly set and that the settings are appropriate for the print
data.
10. The message "REMOVE PAPER" appears even when the paper is ejected.

Clean paper sensors with a soft cloth or cotton swab.

Remove any paper particles or fragments from the paper sensors.

Contact AMT Datasouth for assistance.
11. Printed vertical lines are not straight.
Set menu item # 33 TEXT DIRECTION to “UNI-DIRECT”.
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12. Incorrect characters printed.
Wrong emulation.

Verify the setting in printer menu item #15 EMULATION is compatible with
the print data.

The communication connection with the PC may be incorrect. Verify that
the correct cable is attached and that is not faulty or broken.

Verify communication parameters # 27 to # 32 in the printer’s menu
system are properly set.
13. Unexpected margins.
Extra or insufficient space between the print start position and the top edge of
the paper.

Adjust the top margin depending on the paper feed source used by setting
parameters # 1 to # 3 TOF ADJUST in the printer’s menu system.
Note: Each paper path has its own TOF ADJUST setting.
Extra or not enough space between start of printing and the LEFT paper
edge.

Fine adjustment: Change the left starting position with menu item #4
HORZ ADJ as needed. The total range is ½ inch from -15/60 inch (less
margin) to +15/60 inch (more margin).

Coarse adjustment: Move the left paper guide further left for more
margin. Adjust the paper position by moving the tractors right or left.
Note: If you load paper at a new left paper guide position, be sure
to load/eject or print at least one (1) reflective (white or light
colored) form before using the DARK FORMS LOAD feature. If this
is not done, the left margin will be off.
The left starting position on the paper for reflective (white or light
colored) cut sheet paper remains constant as long as the left paper
edge is aligned within 0~15mm mark on the printer ruler.
The printer will NOT detect and load cut sheet paper if it is inserted
to the right of the 25mm mark on the printer ruler (optical sensor
location).
14. Incorrect printing position from the second page of fanfold paper.
The page length may be incorrectly set.

Set the paper length in item #5 and #6 PAGE LGTH in the printer’s menu
system.

If using a print driver, check the driver and application paper size settings.
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15. The last characters of a line are printing on the next line below and at the far
left of cut sheet forms.

Verify menu item # 7 RIGHT PAGE WDTH is set to NO. This is the factory
default value.

Move the left paper guide so the paper loads further to the left by at least
the number of characters printing on the wrong line. Maximum print line
width is attained when the left edge of the paper is aligned to
approximately 8 mm to the left of the zero (0) position on the ruler molded
into printer cabinet.

Make sure the line being printed fits within a space of 13.6 inches on the
paper. This is as wide as the printer can print. Example: 136 characters
maximum at 10cpi or 163 characters maximum at 12cpi.
Note. If the paper is too narrow for the data, the printer will print off the right
edge of the paper onto the platen. If printing exceeds the rightmost printing
capability of the printer (approximately the 340 mm position on the ruler molded
into printer cabinet), surplus characters are automatically printed on the next
line (the text wraps).
16. Unit continues to print previous job.

Press ALT+RESET to clear any pending data.
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Error messages
Function errors
Function errors indicate a serious problem that cannot be recovered by
the user. The printer can report 12 types of functional errors.
When a function error occurs, turn the power off, remove paper from
inside the printer then turn the printer back on.
If the message remains after the above procedure, contact AMT
Datasouth for assistance.
FUNCTION
ERROR 1~12
Operational error message

ONLINE lamp blinks. The print head has
become too hot during high-density printing.
When this message is displayed, printing speed
is reduced or printing stops. When the print head
temperature drops, the printer resumes normal
printing.
HEAD PROTECTION
PARK ERROR
 Indicates fanfold paper is not fed back to the
parking position properly. Remove and reload
paper.

Fanfold paper is not loaded in the rear tractor.
Install fanfold paper in the rear tractor and
press the ONLINE key.

A cut sheet is not loaded into the printer. Put a
cut sheet on the front rack and load it into the
printer.
PAPER OUT
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
Paper has jamed at tractor. Pull any wrinkled
paper out, reload paper in the tractors then
press the ONLINE key to restart printing.

When the PAPER JAM error message
appears despite there being no actual paper
jam, set menu #26 PAPER JAM DETECT to
NO.

A cut sheet did not eject properly. Remove
the paper manually.

This also naturally occurs at the end of a print
job or EJECT/LOAD function and the paper
has not yet been removed from the paper
rack.
PAPER JAM
REMOVE PAPER
This error occurs if menu item # 25 PAPER SKEW
DETECT has been changed to YES and the printer
detects that a cut sheet paper is loaded at an angle
beyond the printer’s ability to square it.

The ERROR lamp blinks, the buzzer sounds
three times and the paper is ejected.

Reload the paper straight.
SKEW ERROR
This error also occurs if the paper is loaded straight
but is too narrow.
•
To load cut sheets narrower than 4 ½ inches,
verify menu item # 25 PAPER SKEW
DETECT has been disabled (set to NO).
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COVER OPEN


This error occurs if the front cover is opened and
causes the ONLINE lamp to blink.
Closing the front cover clears the error.
Press the ONLINE key to put the printer back
online (ONLINE lamp on steady).
CAUTION
Never open the front cover during printing.
Press the ONLINE key first to stop printing
and then open the front cover.
The jam sensor is defective.
JAM SENSOR




Press the ONLINE key to clear the error.
Press the EJECT/LOAD key to unload paper as
needed.
Make sure the jam sensor on the tractor is clear of
paper pieces and is clean.
Reload fanfold paper.
NOTE: The paper jam sensor may not function
properly if it is exposed to a direct light or
sunlight. Relocate the printer as needed.
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Printer Specifications
Printing Method
Serial Impact Dot Matrix
Flatbed, Straight Paper Path
Print Head
24 Pin
Max Print Line
13.6”
Multipart Printing
Up to 7 Part
.020” Max Thickness
Cut Sheet Loading
Automatic
Optical Paper Detection
Optical Paper Edge Detection
Dark Forms Load mode (no paper detection)
Paper Paths
Rear Tractor
Front Cut Sheet
Control Panel Selectable
Paper Exit
Front or Rear Exit
Head Gap Adjustment
Auto, with Manual Override
Interfaces - Auto
Switching
USB (2.0 Full-Speed)
RS232 Serial (9-pin)
Ethernet (10/100 Base-T)
Input Buffer
64 K Byte
Emulations
F&I
IBM
Epson
OKI
Font Typeface
8 Styles
Setup Memory
6 Setup Profiles
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Power
AC 120 V, 60Hz (USA and Canada)
Power consumption
LQ
Standby
Sleep
Operating temperature
41 to 104ºF
Operating humidity
40 to 90% (Non condensing)
Operating Noise
58dBA (LQ print mode)
Rear Operating
Clearance
Fanfold Paper: 2” plus Paper Length
Manual Cut Sheets: Paper Length Minus 9”
Dimensions
25”(w) x 18.3”(d) x 11.6”(h)
Weight
51lb
110W
40W
14W
Paper specifications
Fanfold Paper
3” to 15” wide
Cut Sheet Paper
2” to 15” wide
Consumables
Ribbon cassette
Black
20M Draft Characters
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