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MANUAL

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Contents

Chapter

1

Chapter

2

Chapter

3

Chapter

4

Chapter

5

Chapter

6

Chapter

7

Introduction .................................................................................................................

1

Features and Benefits ......................................................................................... 1

Using This Manual ............................................................................................. 3

Customer Support ............................................................................................. 5

Setting Up the

Printer ................................................................................................... 7

Unpacking the Printer ......................................................................................... 7

Examining the Printer .......................................................................................... 8

Assembling the Printer ...................................................................................... 12

Using the Printer ........................................................................................................

23

Choosing a Location for Your Printer ................................................................ 23

Loading Paper .................................................................................................. 24

Using the Printer On a Daily Basis ..................................................................... 31

Traveling With the Printer .................................................................................. 32

Using the Operator Panel ..........................................................................................

35

Turning On the Printer ....................................................................................... 35

Pausing a Print Operation .................................................................................. 36

Feeding Paper .................................................................................................. 36

Selecting a Print Mode ...................................................................................... 37

Changing the Character Pitch ............................................................................. 37

Changing the Font Style ..................................................................................... 38

Printing the Test Prints ....................................................................................... 41

Using the Printer With Software .................................................................................

47

Setting Up Windows 3.1 for Your Printer .......................................................... 47

Setting Up Other Software Applications ............................................................ 53

Software and Printer Compatibility .................................................................... 55

Maintaining the Printer ...............................................................................................

57

Cautions ........................................................................................................... 57

Cleaning the Printer ........................................................................................... 57

Replacing the Ink Cartridge ............................................................................... 59

Storing the Printer ............................................................................................. 65

Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................

67

Checking the Indicator Lights ............................................................................ 67

Printing the Self Test ......................................................................................... 69

Print Quality Problems ...................................................................................... 70

Paper Loading Problems .................................................................................. 70

Printing Problems ............................................................................................. 71

Clearing Paper Jams ......................................................................................... 72

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Chapter

8

Cleaning the Print Head .................................................................................... 75

Customizing the Printer ..............................................................................................

77

Factory Default Settings ................................................................................... 77

DIP Switch Settings ......................................................................................... 78

BJ-10e Mode ...................................................................................................80

Epson LQ Mode ............................................................................................. 82

Chapter

9

Appendix

A

Appendix

B

Appendix

C

Installing and Using Options .......................................................................................

85

Sheet Feeder .................................................................................................. 85

Battery Pack ................................................................................................... 88

Printer Specifications .................................................................................................

95

Options Specifications ................................................................................... 100

Interface Specifications ............................................................................................

103

Printer Mode Command Summaries and Character Sets ..........................................

109

BJ-10e Command Summary ......................................................................... 109

BJ-10e Character Sets ................................................................................. 116

Epson LQ Command Summary .................................................................... 120

Epson LQ Character Sets ............................................................................. 125

Glossary ..................................................................................................................

129

Index ......................................................................................................................

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon Bubble Jet Printer BJ-

10sx. It offers exceptional print quality and trouble-free operation with the convenience of compact size, low cost, and portability. We appreciate your choosing this portable printer to meet your printer needs.

This chapter introduces you to features of your new printer and describes how to use this User's Manual.

Features and Benefits

The Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx produces high-quality printing by incorporating many useful features.

Feature

Compact portable design

Convenient paper handling

Software compatibility

Excellent print quality

High-quality ink

Simple maintenance

Quiet printing

Benefit

The printer's compact design

(3.7lb/1.7kg) allows it to easily fit into a briefcase. With the optional battery pack, you can print documents without

AC power, a fully charged battery can print up to 40 pages.

You can print on paper, envelopes, or transparencies. An optional sheet feeder is available for automatically feeding stacks of paper

Two resident printer control modes allow the printer to emulate other printers: BJ-10e mode provides emulation of the Canon Bubble Jet printers as well as the IBM proprinter

X24E, an Epson LQ mode provides emulation of the Epson LQ-510 printer. This means your printer is compatible with a wide variety of software applications including those that support the Proprinter X24E and

LQ-510, as well as any of the other

Canon Bubble Jet printers (BJ-10e, BJ-

10ex, BJ-20, and BJ-130e).

The high-performance print head of the ink cartridge offers 360 by 360 dots per inch (dpi) for high resolution graphics. This gives you the output quality of a laser printer and enables you to create attractive presentations while on the road.

The ink cartridge contains a highquality ink that is not easily affected by light. It dries very quickly so it is resistant to smudges. Printed output does not fade as the cartridge runs out of ink; the printer maintains the same print quality regardless of how many characters have been printed with the cartridge.

The replaceable ink cartridge contains both the ink and the print head for the printer. When it runs out of ink, you simply replace it. Each cartridge typically prints 400 to 500 pages

(700,000 characters) in high quality

(HQ) mode, and 800 to 1000 pages

(1,400,000 characters) in economy mode.

The printer uses a non-impact printing method that is very quiet.

Using this Manual

This section describes the contents and conventions of this manual.

Contents

This manual includes all the information you need to set up and operate your printer in several easy-to-read chapters.

Chapter 1, Introduction

Introduces you to the features of the printer, and describes how this manual is organized.

Chapter 2, Setting up the Printer

Describes the printer's components, and how to unpack and assemble it.

Chapter 3, Using the Printer

Describes how to select a location for your printer, select paper and load it in the printer, and print on envelopes, transparencies, and thick paper.

It also includes helpful hints for using the printer on a daily basis and traveling with the printer.

Chapter 4, Using the Operator Panel

Explains how to control your printer using the buttons on the operator panel.

Chapter 5, Using the Printer With Software

Describes how to install a printer driver and select a printer control mode.

Chapter 6, Maintaining the Printer

Describes how to clean the printer, replace the ink cartridge, and store the printer.

Chapter 7, Troubleshooting

Provides procedures to help you solve problems that may occur when using the printer.

Chapter 8, Customizing the Printer

Explains how you can customize the factory default settings and select the printer control mode of the printer by changing the DIP switches.

Conventions

Chapter 9, Installing and Using Options

Describes how to install the options available for the Canon Bubble Jet

Printer BJ-10sx.

The appendices include printer specifications, interface specifications, and summary tables of the BJ-10e mode and Epson LQ mode printer commands and characters sets.

At the back of this manual, you'll find a Quick Reference card. To detach the card, cut along the dotted line at the left side of the card; then fold the card down the center. Take this Quick Reference with you when you travel with the printer.

The Canon Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx Programmer's Manual is available for software designers, advanced programmers, and users interested in using a programming language to send commands to the printer. To obtain a copy of this manual, call the Canon Computer

Systems Technical Support help desk at 1-800-423-2366.

This User's Manual uses the following conventions to alert you to the information that will help you to operate the printer correctly and safely:

NOTE: Notes provide advice or suggestions regarding the use of the printer.

CAUTION: Cautions alert you to operations that could cause damage to your printer or other components.

Distinctive typefaces identify the printer buttons you press, the lights on the operator panel, and any commands you enter at your computer. For example, the buttons you press appear in this typeface:

POWER

. The lights you see appear in this typeface:

ERROR

. When you type something on your computer, it appears in this typeface:

DIR /P

.

Customer Support

Canon provides customer support and service for all Canon printer products. If you have any questions regarding the installation or use of your new printer, don't hesitate to call the Canon Computer Systems

Technical Support help desk at 1-800-423-2366. Assistance is available

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm, Eastern Standard Time

(EST), except on holidays.

If you seem to have an operational problem, try to solve it by referring to the information in Chapter 7, Troubleshooting. If you cannot quickly resume normal operation, contact Canon's experienced support personnel at the help desk.

Canon also provides a bulletin board service (BBS). To find out the number for the BBS, call the help desk.

For CompuServe members, Canon provides the Canon Peripherals

Forum. To access the Canon forum, type GO CANON at any

CompuServe prompt.

Customer support for Canadian residents is available at 416-795-2083 from 9 am to 7 pm, EST (except holidays). In other countries, please contact your Canon dealer.

Chapter 2

Setting up the Printer

This chapter describes the steps you follow to unpack and set up your printer. It offers guidelines for using the printer, explains how to install the ink cartridge, and describes how to connect the AC adapter and the interface cable.

If you have already set up your printer using the Quick Start Guide included in the box, you may want to scan this chapter for the additional information that it supplies.

Unpacking the Printer

Carefully remove all items from the box.

In addition to this User's Manual, you will find these items in the box: z z z z z z

Canon Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx

BC-01 ink cartridge

AC adapter

Quick Start Guide

Product Warranty car

Registration card

If your printer was damaged in shipping, or if any items are missing, notify your dealer immediately.

As you unpack the printer, save the carton and packing materials in case you want to ship or store the printer in the future.

Remove all shipping tape and any styrofoam packing material used to protect the printer during shipping. Remove the protector cover the parellel port on the right side of the printer.

NOTE: Be sure to fill out your Registration card and send it to

Canon Computer Systems, Inc.

Examining the Printer

Before setting up your printer, take this opportunity to become familiar with its components and understand their functions.

From the Front/Side

Operator Panel

You can use the operator panel to control the printer and select basic printer operations. The various lights on the operator panel indicate the status of the printer and identify the print mode you've selected. See

Chapter 4, Using the Operator Panel, for complete information on these buttons and lights.

Top cover

The top cover is open when feeding paper or accessing the inside of the printer.

Parallel interface port

The printer's interface cable connects to this port.

Paper thickness dial

You set this dial according to the thickness of your paper. The setting you choose adjusts the distance between the print head and the paper.

There are three settings: back toward the paper icon for normal-weight paper, in the center for printing graphics, and forward toward the envelope icon for thick paper or envelopes.

AC adapter receptacle

The printer's AC adapter connects to this receptacle.

From the Back

Printer stand

The printer stand is used when printing envelopes, transparencies, or thick paper.

Battery cover

This cover protects the optional battery pack.

Battery switch

This switch turns on the optional battery pack (if it is installed).

Inside the Printer

Inner cover

This cover provides access to the inside of the printer when you're installing the ink cartridge or changing the DIP switches.

Ink cartridge holder

You install the ink cartridge on this yellow holder as described later in this chapter.

Ink cartridge lock lever

This lock lever secures the ink cartridge.

Paper release lever

This lever releases the loaded sheet of paper. You lift this lever to clear a paper jam. Leave the lever in the down position when you are printing.

DIP switches

These switches define the printer's settings. For information about changing the factory default settings, see Chapter 8, Customizing the

Printer.

Assembling the Printer

Now that you are familiar with the components of your printer, you are ready to set up the printer and connect to your computer. The first step is to install the ink cartridge.

Installing the Ink Cartridge

The ink cartridge you use with the printer is BC-01. Each ink cartridge contains enough ink to print about 400 to 500 pages

(700,000 characters) in high quality mode (HQ) mode, and 800 to 1000 pages (1,400,000 characters) in economy mode. The actual amount varies according to the print density of the page.

If you print a lot of graphics, you may need to change the cartridge more often.

CAUTION: Canon makes two ink cartridges that would fit the printer; the BC-01 is designed specifically for the Bubble Jet

Printer BJ-10sx. Therefore, use only the BC-01 cartridge with this printer.

To avoid spilling ink, follow these precautions: z z z z

Do not touch the print head on the ink cartridge or the sharp edges around it.

Do not hold the ink cartridge, or place it on a surface, with the print head facing down.

Do not attempt to disassemble the cartridge.

Do not vigorously shake the ink cartridge while handling it.

CAUTION: Keep the ink cartridge out of the reach of children; the ink contains isopropyl alcohol 67-63-0.

To install the ink cartridge, follow these steps:

1. Grasp the recessed tab on each side of the top cover, and lift the cover toward the back of the printer.

2. Grasp the recessed tab on each side of the inner cover, and lift the cover toward the front of the printer.

3. Take the ink cartridge out of its protective packaging.

4. Snap off the orange cap from the print head and then remove the orange tape.

5. Locate the ink cartridge holder on the left side of the printer.

CAUTION: Avoid touching the yellow mounting base on which you place the cartridge -- especially the circuit board on the side of the mounting base and the film cable that extends from the carriage holder.

6. Lift the green lock lever on the cartridge holder.

7. Fit the ink cartridge over the yellow mounting base with the print head facing the back of the printer.

8. Push the lock lever back until it snaps into place. This secures the ink cartridge so it makes contact with the circuit board on the cartridge holder.

CAUTION: Do not move the ink cartridge after installing it.

Moving the ink cartridge to the right and leaving it there may uncap the print head and cause it to dry out.

9. Close the inner cover. Press on each side until it snaps into the closed position.

10. Lower the top cover and press on each side to close it securely.

Whenever you turn off the printer, the ink cartridge moves to its home position on the left and caps itself to keep from drying out.

If you unplug the printer while it is printing, or if you move the ink cartridge from the home position, the cartridge will not be capped and it may dry out.

Attaching the AC adapter

CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter that came with the printer. Use of any other adapter may damage the printer.

If you plan to use the printer while traveling, check the voltage requirements of countries you will be visiting. If necessary, obtain an appropriate AC adapter from your Canon dealer. You can also call the

Canon help desk at 1-800-423-2366.

Electrical current flows into the AC adapter when it is plugged into a wall outlet. If you will not be using the printer for some time, unplug the

AC adapter from the wall outlet and from the printer.

Connecting the Printer to Your Computer

Your printer has an 8-bit, parallel interface port. You can obtain a

Centronics compatible, parallel interface cable from your dealer. Ask your dealer for assistance if you need help selecting the right cable.

1. Make sure both the printer and the computer are turned off.

2. If you have not already done so, remove the cap from the parallel port.

3. Align the cable connector with the printer's parallel port so the shapes match. Gently press the cable connector into the printer's parallel port.

4. Secure the cable connector by snapping the two wire clips

(located on the printer) into the cable connector.

5. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the parallel port on your computer.

Turning the Printer On and Off

To turn on the printer, press the

POWER

button on the operator panel until the printer sounds a beep. The

POWER light comes on, and the printer makes several sounds as it gets ready to print.

CAUTION: Never unplug the AC adapter when the power is turned on. This may cause the print head to remain where it is without returning to the home position. Once in the home position, the print head is capped, which protects it from damage or drying out.

To turn off the printer, press the

POWER

button again. Always turn off the printer when you will not be using it.

NOTE: After turning off the printer, always wait at least four seconds before turning it back on.

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Cleaning the Print Head

The print head on a new ink cartridge needs to be cleaned to ensure that you get the best possible print quality. The printer automatically cleans the print head when you follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

2. Press and hold the

FWD ADJ

and

REV ADJ

buttons, and press the

POWER

button until you hear the printer beep.

3. When the printer beeps, release the

POWER

button.

4. When the printer beeps again, release the

FWD ADJ

and

REV ADJ

buttons.

After several seconds, the ON LINE indicator light starts to blink. It blinks for about five seconds while the printer cleans the print head. When complete, the

ON LINE

indicator light stops blinking and goes off.

You can repeat this procedure if your printed output includes white streaks, missing dots, or irregular dots. If you have continual print quality problems, see Chapter 7, Troubleshooting, for a more detailed procedure that allows you to visually check the results of the print head cleaning.

NOTE: Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink.

Repeating this procedure unnecessarily reduces the life of the ink cartridge.

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Chapter 3

Using the Printer

This chapter presents the guidelines for locating your printer, describes how to load paper, envelopes, transparencies, and thick paper in the printer, and provides helpful hints for using the printer on a daily basis and traveling with the printer.

Choosing a Location for Your Printer

Whether at home, in the office, or traveling, you need to find a comfortable and convenient location for the printer. Follow the guidelines in this section to make sure the location is right for your printer.

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Place the printer in a cool, dry, clean, well ventilated area. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight.

Set the printer on a sturdy, level surface. This is especially important when traveling with the printer.

Use the printer only where the temperature is stable and set for human comfort.

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Make sure the printer's location is near an electrical wall outlet that accepts a three-prong, grounded plug when you are using the AC adapter.

CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter that came with your printer. Attempting to use any other adapter may damage the printer.

z z z

Keep the printer and your computer away from potential source of electromagnetic interference, such as loud speakers or the base units of cordless telephones.

Make sure there is enough room around the printer for handling the paper.

Keep the printer clear from objects that may block the paper from exiting.

Loading Paper

To assure the best performance of your printer, you want to select the best paper and load it correctly.

Single sheets of paper are loaded from the top of the printer with the top cover open.

Envelopes, transparencies, and thick paper are loaded from the bottom of the printer with the printer resting on the printer stand.

To load multiple sheets of paper, you must install the optional sheet feeder. See Chapter 9, Installing and Using Options, for details.

Selecting Paper

Your printer produces letter-quality output on most plain bond papers, including cotton bond papers and photocopying papers.

This printer does not require special ink-jet papers.

Use cut-sheet paper only. Do not use multiple-part forms.

The printer prints better on some paper than others, and the quality of paper varies across the United States. Before purchasing a large amount of paper, buy a small amount and test it to see if it meets your printing requirements.

NOTE: Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can cause paper jams and poor print quality.

You can print on single sheets of plain papers that match these specifications:

Size

7.2 by 10.1 inches to 8.5 by 14.0 inches

(182 by 257 mm to 216 by 356 mm)

Thickness Less than 0.008 inches (0.2 mm)

Weight

17 to 24 lbs (64 to 90 g/m2) -- loaded from top cover

17 to 28 lbs (64 to 105 g/m2) -- loaded from bottom slot

Printing On Paper

When you are ready to print on plain paper, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off, and close the top cover if it is open.

2. Set the printer on its back and adjust the paper thickness dial. Set the dial to the top position (paper icon) if you will be printing text. Set the dial to the center position (no icon) if you will be printing graphics.

3. Set the printer on a level surface and open the top cover.

4. Press the POWER button to turn on the printer. The ERROR light comes on because there is no paper in the printer.

5. Make sure the paper release lever on the right side of the printer is pushed down. Paper will not feed correctly if the lever is up

6. Insert a single sheet of paper into the printer. Align the paper with the paper size indicator on the left side of the top cover.

1. Make sure you insert the paper so that the side on which you want to print is facing away from you (toward the top cover). If you are using a preprinted stock, such a s sheet of letterhead, insert the top of the paper into the printer first.

2. Pres the

LF/FF

button. The printer automatically positions the paper so it is ready for printing.

3. Press

ON LINE

and start your print operation.

Selecting Envelopes, Transparencies, or Thick Paper

Use commercial, number 10 envelopes, which are 9.5 by 4.125 inches (241 by 104 mm).

CAUTION: Some envelopes are not recommended since they may cause jams or smears, or may damage your printer. Do not use the following types of envelopes: z z z

Envelopes with windows, metal clasps, holes, perforations, cutouts, double flaps, or peel-off sealing strips.

Envelopes that are specially coated or deeply embossed.

Envelopes with letters enclosed

Use transparencies that are intended for use with ink jet printers only. For best results, use Canon's BJ transparency film #Q07-

0001-M1. You can also use CG3480 transparency film from

3M.

NOTE:

z z

Always feed transparencies from the bottom slot on the printer.

Use transparencies only in a normal operating environment. High temperatures may damage a transparency.

You can print on heavier-weight paper (up to 28 lbs or 105 g/m2).

Printing On Envelopes, Transparencies, or Thick

Paper

You must load envelopes, transparencies, and thick paper from the bottom slot of the printer.

To load envelopes, transparencies, or thick paper, follow these steps.

(The illustrations show how to load an envelope; the steps are exactly the same for transparencies or thick paper.)

1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the top cover is closed.

2. Grasp the front of the printer with one hand and position the printer stand with your other hand.

3. Turn the printer stand so it is perpendicular to the back of the printer and set the printer on it's back.

4. Open the top cover.

5. Press the

POWER

button to turn on the printer. The ERROR light comes on because there is no paper in the printer.

6. Set the paper thickness dial to the bottom position (envelope icon).

7. Align the envelope, transparency, or paper with the paper size indicator on the left side of the bottom slot.

8. Make sure you insert the top of the envelope, transparency, or paper first. Make sure the side on which you want to print is facing up.

NOTE: The top of the transparency is where the transparency and its backing are attached. Always insert a transparency with the transparency up and the backing down.

9. Press the

LF/FF

button to advance the envelope, transparency, or paper one line at a time. Press the Operator Panel, for details.)

FWD ADJ

or

REV ADJ

for fine adjustment. (See Chapter 4, Using

10. When the envelope, transparency, or paper is positioned correctly, press

ON LINE

and start your print operation.

NOTE: After printing on envelopes, transparencies, or thick paper, set the paper thickness dial on the right side of the printer back to the top position (paper icon) before printing on normalweight paper again.

Using the Printer On a Daily Basis

Follow the guidelines presented here to obtain the optimum performance from your Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx.

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Canon makes numerous ink cartridges; the BC-01 is designed specifically for the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx. Therefore, use only the BC-01 cartridge with this printer.

After installing a new ink cartridge, always perform the print head cleaning procedure.

Never touch the print head on the ink cartridge or attempt to clean it with a cloth.

Keep the inner cover closed when printing.

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For best printing quality, use a bond paper with a cotton fiber content (for example, 25% cotton bond paper).

Use only the AC adapter that comes with the printer.

Always turn off the printer before unplugging the AC adapter -- this allows the print head to return to the home position and prevents the print head from drying out.

If you have installed a battery pack, keep the battery switch turned off when you are not using battery power.

Keep the inside of the printer clean and dust free; use canned air to clean the inside of the printer.

Perform the print head cleaning procedure if your output is not crisp and clear.

Keep the ink cartridge out of the reach of children; the ink contains isopropyl alcohol 67-63-0.

Traveling With the Printer

Before transporting the printer, follow these steps to protect the print mechanism:

1. Turn off the power. This secures the print head in the home position.

2. Remove any paper from the printer.

3. Disconnect the interface cable and the AC adapter.

4. If an optional battery pack is installed, turn off the battery switch.

5. If the optional sheet feeder is installed, remove it.

6. Close the covers if necessary.

NOTE: The printer is designed so that you can transport it with the ink cartridge installed. Therefore, do not remove the ink cartridge. An opened ink cartridge that is not installed in the printer may leak, and the print head may dry out.

7. Place the printer and any accessories in a suitable carrying case.

Follow these additional guidelines: z z

If you are traveling to another country, make sure the AC adapter matches the power requirements of that country.

When traveling with the printer, always pack it with your carry-on items. Do not ship the printer in a suitcase due to baggage handling techniques.

NOTE: You can take the printer through airport X-ray security checks.

z z z z z

When the battery pack is low, you can attach the AC adapter to continue printing. You can also use the remaining battery power for limited printing by pressing

ON LINE.

You can travel with additional battery packs that are fully charged.

Recharge the battery pack only when the printer indicates a low battery error. Charging the battery before it is fully discharged reduces he battery capacity. (See Chapter 9, Installing and Using

Options, for details on the battery pack.)

Avoid leaving the printer in a closed automobile where it may be exposed to extreme changes in temperature or humidity.

After installing an ink cartridge, always leave it in the printer.

Chapter 4

Using the Operator Panel

You can control basic printer operations through the operator panel.

The indicator lights reflect the current status and modes of the printer.

Most software applications, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases, automatically handle the printer control operations. For example, your word processing program tells the printer what typeface to use and when to perform a line feed or form feed.

If, for some reason, your application program does not perform these basic functions, you can control them using the operator panel. You can also select printer-specific functions, such as the print mode, and you can start the self tests.

The following sections of this chapter describe how you use these buttons to select printer functions.

Turning On the Printer

Press and hold the

POWER

button to turn on the printer. The

POWER

light comes on. When the printer is ready to print, the

ON

LINE light comes on.

Pausing a Print Operation

When the ON LINE light is on, the printer is on-line and ready to receive data from your computer. At this time, you can send print data from your computer to the printer.

If you want to pause a print operation, press the

ON LINE

button to set the printer off-line. The

ON LINE

light goes off and the printer stops.

To resume printing, press the

ON LINE

button.

Feeding Paper

When the printer is off-line, you can use the

LF/FF

button to advance the paper in the printer. You can perform a form feed or a line feed, or you can eject a sheet of paper.

Form feeding

Insert a sheet of paper into the printer, make sure the printer is off-line, and press the

LF/FF

button to load the sheet of paper to its top of form.

Set the printer back on-line to print. (f you are running a software application, you don't need to perform this step. The application tells the printer when to load paper.)

Line feeding

When a sheet of paper is loaded and the printer is off-line, press the

LF/FF

button to advance the paper one line. Press the button repeatedly to advance as many lines as you want.

You can use the

FWD ADJ

or

REV ADJ

button to adjust the print position by 1/180 inch. Press the

FWD ADJ

button to move the paper forward by 1/180 inch, or press the

REV ADJ

button to move the paper backward by 1/180 inch.

Ejecting paper

When you want to eject a sheet of paper, make sure the printer is offline and press the

LF/FF

button for one second. The printer ejects the current sheet of paper.

Selecting a Print Mode

Your printer includes two print modes: high quality (HQ) mode and economy mode. The default is HQ mode.

If you want to print a draft document, you can change the print mode to economy and save ink. In this mode, the printer uses less dots to form a character and uses less ink. In economy mode, your printed document will appear lighter.

NOTE: The print speed is 110 characters per second (cps) in both HQ and economy modes.

To select economy mode, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is on-line.

2. Press the

ECONOMY/HQ

button. The printer sounds a long tone.

To return to HQ mode:

1. Make sure the printer is on-line.

2. Press the

ECONOMY/HQ

button. The printer sounds a short tone.

Changing the Character Pitch

The pitch of a character determines how many characters are printed on a line. Pitch is measured in characters per inch (cpi) and adjusts the width of each character. A pitch of 17 cpi prints more characters on a line that a pitch of 12 cpi.

You select a character pitch using the

PITCH

button. The available pitches depend on the printer control mode you are using, either BJ-10e mode or Epson LQ mode. (See Chapter 8,

Customizing the Printer, for details on the printer control modes.) The default setting for both printer control modes is

10cpi.

To change the character pitch , follow these steps:

1. Press

ON LINE

to set the printer off-line.

2. Press the

PITCH

button to scroll through the available settings.

Pressing the

PITCH button

once twice three times four times

Selects

BJ-10e mode

12 cpi

Epson LQ mode

12 cpi

17 cpi 15 cpi

Proportional spacing Proportional spacing

Return to the default setting (10cpi)

Return to the default setting (10cpi)

NOTE: If you cannot remember the pitch you have selected turn off the printer, wait at least for seconds, and turn it back on. The printer restores the default setting of 10 cpi, and you can start over.

Changing the Font Style

The font style determines the shape of a character. For example:

BJ-10e Mode Font Styles

In BJ-10e mode, the following font styles are available: z z z z

Emphasized -- makes characters bold

Double high -- doubles the height of characters

Double wide -- doubles the width of characters

Slashed zero -- adds a slash to a numeric zero

Selecting a font style

To select a font style in BJ-10e mode, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is on-line.

2. Simultaneously press the

ON LINE

and

PITCH

buttons.

The printer sounds a long varied tone and the

ON LINE indicator light blinks.

3. Press the

PITCH

button as follows.

Press

once

Selects

Emphasized twice Double high three times Double wide four times Slashed zero five times Unused six times Return to default settings seven times No change to current settings

The printer sounds a low tone each time you press the

PITCH

button, and it beeps twice after you press

PITCH

seven times.

NOTE: If you cannot remember the font style you have selected, press the

PITCH

button until the printer beeps twice. Now you can start over; press

PITCH

to select the desired font style.

4. Press the

LF/FF

button to confirm the change. The printer sounds a short tone (about 0.5 second).

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each font style you wish to select. This allows you to combine several font styles.

6. Press

ON LINE

to set the printer on-line. The printer sounds a long varied tone

Turning off a font style

Follow these steps to turn off a font style:

1. Make sure the printer is on-line.

2. Simultaneously press the

ON LINE

and

PITCH

buttons. The printer sounds a varied tone and the

ON LINE

indicator line blinks.

3. Press the

PITCH

button the specified number of times for the font style you want to turn off.

4. Press the

LF/FF

button to turn off the font style. The printer sounds a long tone (about one second).

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each font style you wish to turn off.

6. Press

ON LINE

to set the printer on-line.

Epson LQ Mode Font Styles

In Epson LQ mode, you can select between font styles of condensed and non-condensed. Selecting condensed mode changes the character pitch as follows:

If you have selected a character pitch of 15 cpi or proportional spacing, the printer ignores the condensed selection.

To select condensed or non-condensed printing in Epson LQ mode, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is on-line.

2. Press the

PITCH

button to switch between condensed and noncondensed mode. Non-condensed is the default setting. The printer sounds a short tone for the condensed font style. The printer sounds a long tone for non-condensed mode.

Printing the Test Prints

The printer includes two test prints: the self test and the font list. Use these test prints to check the operation of the printer.

Self Test

You can print the self test in both printer control modes: BJ-10e mode or Epson LQ mode. The printer prints a repeating pattern of characters in the default print mode or pitch.

In BJ-10e mode, the pattern is printed in Courier typeface at 10 cpi; the print mode is HQ. In Epson LQ mode, the pattern is printed in Roman typeface at 10 cpi; the print mode is HQ.

Starting the test

To start the self test, follow these steps:

1. Press the

POWER

button to turn off the printer.

2. Press and hold the

LF/FF

button, and press the

POWER

button until the beeper sounds.

3. When the printer beeps, release the

POWER

button. When it beeps again, release the

LF/FF

button. When the cartridge stops turning, the POWER and ERROR indicators light.

4. Insert a sheet of paper into the printer.

5. Press the

LF/FF

button. The printer positions the sheet of paper.

6. Press the

ON LINE

button. The printer starts to print the self test.

Stopping the Test

To stop the self test, press the

ON LINE

button.

To eject the sheet of paper, press

ON LINE

to set the printer off-line, and then press

LF/FF

.

Pausing the Test

To pause the self test, press the

LF/FF

button. The

ON LINE

indicator light blinks.

To resume press

LF/FF

again.

When the self test is paused, you can press

ON LINE

to set the printer on-line.

Samples

In BJ-10e mode, the output of the self test looks likes this:

In Epson LQ mode, the output of the self test looks like this:

Font List

You can print the font list in BJ-10e mode only. It is not available in

Epson LQ mode. The font list shows Courier characters in several available print styles and pitches.

Starting the font list

To start printing the font list, follow these steps:

1. Press the

POWER

button to turn off the printer.

2. Press and hold the

PITCH

button, and press the

POWER

button until the beeper sounds.

3. When the printer beeps, release the

POWER

button. When it beeps again, release the

PITCH

button. The POWER and

ERROR

indicators light.

4. Insert a sheet of paper into the printer.

5. Press the

LF/FF

button. The printer positions the sheet of paper.

6. Press the

ON LINE

button. The printer starts to print the font list.

Stopping the font list

To stop printing the font list, press the

ON LINE

button.

To eject the sheet of paper, press

ON LINE

to set the printer off-line, and then press

LF/FF

.

Pausing the font list

To pause the printing of the font list, press the

PITCH

button.

To resume, press

PITCH

again.

When the font list is paused, you can press the

ON LINE

to set the printer on-line.

Sample

In BJ-10e mode, the font list looks like this:

Chapter 5

Using the Printer

With Software

Your printer will work with a wide variety of applications, such as spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics programs. This chapter describes how to set up your software application for your printer.

Setting Up Windows 3.1 for Your Printer

This section contains the procedures you perform to install the

Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10e driver for Microsoft Windows operating system environment, version 3.1. Before you begin these procedures, make sure you are familiar with the basic operation of Windows including its terms and use of the mouse.

If necessary, refer to your Microsoft Windows 3.1 User's Guide for help.

NOTE: If you are using any other version of Windows, call the

Canon help desk at 1-800-423-2366 and ask them to send you the appropriate driver for your software.

Installing the Printer Driver

To install the printer driver, you will need your Windows installation diskettes. Make sure these diskettes are available.

1. Make sure your computer is turned on.

2. Start Windows.

3. Choose Control Panel from the Main Group window in the

Program Manager.

Chapter 5

Using the Printer

With Software

Your printer will work with a wide variety of applications, such as spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics programs. This chapter describes how to set up your software application for your printer.

Setting Up Windows 3.1 for Your Printer

This section contains the procedures you perform to install the

Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10e driver for Microsoft Windows operating system environment, version 3.1. Before you begin these procedures, make sure you are familiar with the basic operation of Windows including its terms and use of the mouse.

If necessary, refer to your Microsoft Windows 3.1 User's Guide for help.

NOTE: If you are using any other version of Windows, call the

Canon help desk at 1-800-423-2366 and ask them to send you the appropriate driver for your software.

Installing the Printer Driver

To install the printer driver, you will need your Windows installation diskettes. Make sure these diskettes are available.

1. Make sure your computer is turned on.

2. Start Windows.

3. Choose Control Panel from the Main Group window in the

Program Manager.

4. Open the Printers icon. The Printers dialog box appears.

NOTE: Your screen may show printer in the Installed Printers box. This means other printers have been installed for your system; this is okay and should not cause any problems.

5. Choose the Add button to display the List of Printers box.

6. Scroll down the list until Canon Bubble Jet BJ-10e is highlighted, and then choose Install.

7. A dialog box appears instructing you to insert the

Windows diskette that contains the printer driver. Insert the specified Windows 3.1 diskette into disk drive A: and select OK. (If you are not using drive A:, you can enter the path name that identifies the drive you are using or use

Browse to locate the drive.)

8. The Control Panel installs the CANON10E.DRV file on your hard disk. The printer dialog box appears with the

Canon Bubble Jet BJ-10e listed in the Installed Printer box.

(See the screen on the next page.)

9. If you need to change the port designation, make sure the Canon

Bubble Jet BJ-10e is selected in the Installed Printer box. Then select the Connect button to display the Connect dialog box.

10. Choose your port and select OK.

11. If you want to use the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx for all of your work, make sure Canon Bubble Jet BJ-10e is highlighted and select the Set As Default Printer button from the Printers dialog box.

12. If you have not installed an optional sheet feeder, turn off the

Print Manager. To do so, clear the Use Print Manager check box at the bottom o the Printers dialog box by clicking on the check box.

Now run the printer setup program described in the next section. After running Setup, select the Close button to complete the installation of the

Canon Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10e Windows driver.

Printer Setup Within Windows

After you install the Canon Bubble Jet BJ-10e printer driver, be sure to run the printer setup program to customize the printer settings. This program is located in the printer's control panel.

Select the Setup button.

When you start the Setup program, Windows displays the main dialog box for you printer.

From this screen, you can select your resolution, paper size, and orientation. You can also display About and Help information, and select other Options.

z

Click on the arrow next to the Resolution setting to select one of the following resolutions:

180 x 180 dots per inch (dpi), which is the default resolution

360 x 360 dpi

120 x 180 dpi

NOTE: To get the best print quality, change this setting to 360 x

360.

z

Click on the arrow next to the Paper Size setting to select one of the following paper sizes:

Letter 8 1/2 x 11 in, which is the default

Legal 8 1/2 x 14 in

A4 210 x 297 mm

B5 182 x 257 mm

z

Click on the arrow next to the Paper Source setting to select one of the following paper sources:

Auto Sheet Feeder, which is the default

Manual Feed

NOTE: If you have not installed an optional sheet feeder, change this setting to Manual Feed.

z z z

You can select either Portrait or Landscape orientation by clicking on the appropriate selection in the Orientation box. The default is portrait orientation.

Click on About in the main dialog box to display copyright information regarding the Windows driver and its version number.

Click on Help in the main dialog box to enter Microsoft's

Universal Driver Help program. The Printer Setup screen displays information that will help you specify your printer settings.

Options

As part of your printer setup, you can specify certain options that control the darkness and fineness of your printed graphics and text.

Click on Options in the main dialog box to display the Options dialog box:

From this screen you can select a dithering pattern and an intensity level. You can also display About and Help information.

z z z z

You can select one of four dithering patters: None, Course, Fine, or Line Art. None causes all color values to threshold to either black or white; no in-between-colors will be represented. The default dither pattern is Fine.

You can control the intensity with which text is printed on your printer using the Intensity Control Box. This controls the threshold at which a pixel value is turned on or off. Setting the slide bar to the left prints darker and setting it to the right prints lighter. This control affects all dithering options. The default is the value represented at the center of the slide bar. (In some applications, setting the slide bar all the way to the right causes nothing to print.)

Click on About in the Options dialog box to display copyright information regarding the Windows driver and its version number.

Click on Help in the Options dialog box to enter Microsoft's

Universal Driver Help program. The Options screen displays information that will help you specify your printer options.

Printing a Document

This procedure provides the general printing guidelines for many of the application you may run in the Windows environment. The exact steps for printing a document may vary depending on the application program you are using. Refer to your program's documentation for the exact printing procedure.

1. Start the program you used to create the document, and open the document you want to print.

2. Choose Printer Setup from the File menu.

3. Select the Canon Bubble Jet BJ-10e as your printer, and select

Setup.

4. Make any adjustments as appropriate for printing your document, and select OK.

5. Select OK to close the Printer Setup window.

6. Choose Print from the File menu.

7. After making any necessary changes to the printing parameters, select OK to start the print job.

NOTE: Be sure to turn off the Print Manager if you are feeding paper manually. To do so, clear the Use Print Manager check box in the Printers dialog box.

Setting Up Other Software Applications

If you are not using Windows, follow the guidelines in this section for setting up your applications for use with the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx.

If you installed the Canon Bubble Jet BJ-10e Windows printer driver as described in the previous section and will be printing only under

Windows, you can ignore this information.

Software applications are designed to work with specific hardware setups. Most application programs include an installation program or routine that you run to tell the software what type of hardware you are using, such as your computer and printer.

Application programs include a group of programs, called printer drivers, that support different printers. Before using the printer with you application program, you need to tell the application what type of printer you are using by selecting the printer driver that corresponds to your printer.

Selecting a Printer Driver

The installation programs for most application offer a list of printer driver from which to choose. If you find Canon BJ-10sx, BJ-10e, or BJ-

10ex on the list, select it. This gives you the fullest range of features.

If you do not find one of these printers on the list, you can select a printer that will have nearly the same operational capabilities as the

Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx.

NOTE: Software developers continuously create printer drivers.

If your application software does no list a Canon BJ-10sx driver, call your software application's technical support line and ask if a

BJ-10sx driver is available. If they are unable to assist you, please call the Canon help desk at 1-800-423-2366 to see if a driver is available.

To use the printer in BJ-10e mode, select one of the following printer (they are all listed in order of preference):

Canon BJ-10sx (X24E)

Canon BJ-10e/BJ-10ex (X24E)

IBM Proprinter X24E/XL24E

IBM Proprinter X24E/XL24

Canon BJ-130e

IBM Proprinter

IBM Graphics Printer

NOTE: If you select Canon BJ-130e, you must see DIP switch

10 to ON; see Chapter 8, Customizing the Printer, for details.

To use the printer Epson LQ mode, select one of the following printer (they are listed in order of preference):

Canon BJ-10sx (LQ)

Canon BJ-10ex (LQ)

Epson LQ-510

Epson LQ-850

Epson LQ-500

Epson LQ printer

Epson FX or MX printer

After choosing a printer, you can use software commands through your application program to select all the standard printer functions. This includes bold or double-strike printing, underlining, subscripts, margin control, line-spacing control, and graphics.

Selecting a Printer Control Mode

Your printer has two resident printer control modes: BJ-10e mode and

Epson LQ mode. BJ-10e mode is the default.

If you select a Canon BJ printer or the IBM Proprinter X24E through your application program, use the printer in BJ-10e mode. This mode gives you the fullest range of features.

If your application program does not support a Canon BJ printer or

IBM Proprinter X24E, but does support an Epson LQ printer, you can use the printer in LQ mode.

You can also select a printer control mode based on specific text features you want to use in your document. If you will be printing only text (no graphics), select LQ mode if Epson drivers are available. If you plan to print both text and graphics, select BJ-10e mode.

You use DIP switch 11 to select the printer control mode. When DIP switch 11 is OFF, which is the default, the printer uses BJ-10e mode.

Set DIP switch 11 to ON and select LQ mode. See Chapter 8,

Customizing the Printer, for more information on DIP switches.

Software and Printer Compatibility

You use software to send information and instructions to the printer over the cable that connects the printer to the computer. In addition to data, the instructions you send may include special command sequences known as control codes and ESCape sequences. These command sequences tell the printer such things as how many lines to skip and where to start printing.

Some control codes are standard throughout the microcomputer industry and are recognized by all printers. Two examples of these are form feed (FF) and line feed (LF).

ESCape sequences are unique to each printer emulation. ESCape sequences begin with the ESCape characters (ESC) followed by one or more other characters.

The ESCape character tells the printer not to print the next character(s), but to use the information to perform a printing control task, such as printing in bold or underlining.

Appendix C, Printer Mode Command Summaries and Character

Sets, lists the control codes and ESCape sequences the printer recognizes in both BJ-10e mode and Epson LQ mode. The printer recognizes control sequences in ASCII, decimal, and hexadecimal format.

NOTE: You can enter a command in ASCII format provided the decimal equivalent of the command is a number greater that 32.

In all other cases, you must enter the decimal format of the command.

How you enter the control codes and ESCape sequences depends on your application software. Also, your application software may require that the codes and sequences be entered in a specific format, such as decimal rather than hexadecimal. For example, you can use only decimal format with Multimate Advantage II,

Professional Write, and PFS: First Choice.

NOTE: Application printer drivers may override the printer control codes embedded in a document. This means the command will not take effect because of the way the application handled it.

To determine if an application is overriding your commands, printer the document using a generic driver and see if the correct commands are reflected in the printed copy. If they are, the application printer driver is overriding the commands.

Chapter 6

Maintaining the Printer

This chapter covers the care and maintenance of your printer. This includes cautions, cleaning the printer, replacing the ink cartridge, and storing the printer.

Cautions

Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer and harm to you or others: z z z z z

Set the printer on a stable surface before printing

Do not set anything on top of the printer.

Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect the AC adapter or interface cable.

Do not move the mechanism that holds the ink cartridge. You may damage delicate mechanical parts.

Do not touch the print head area on the ink cartridge. You may damage the print head.

Cleaning the Printer

To achieve the maximum performance from your printer, clean it regularly.

Be very careful when cleaning the printer. Follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

2. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet.

3. Disconnect the AC adapter and the interface cable from the printer.

4. Open the top cover and then open the inner cover.

5. Clean the inside of the printer using canned air or a soft cloth to remove any ink mist or paper debris

Be sure to clean the areas where the covers are attached to the printer case; ink mist may accumulate in these areas.

6. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with water. Wipe any smudges or dust.

CAUTION:

z z z z z z

Make sure the printer is turned off before cleaning it.

When cleaning inside the printer, avoid the area near the print head on the ink cartridge. Do not touch the print head. Ink may leak out and cause stains.

Do not use any oil or cleanser inside the printer.

Use a soft cloth to clean the printer; do not use paper towels or tissues.

Do not clean the exterior of the printer with volatile liquids, such as thinners or benzene, or any other spraytype or chemical cleaner. Chemicals may damage the surface of the printer

Do not submerge the printer in water

Replacing the Ink Cartridge

The ink cartridge you use with the printer is BC-01. Each ink cartridge contains enough ink to print about 400 to 500 pages (700,000 characters) in HQ mode, and 800 to 1000 pages (1,400,000 characters) in economy mode. The actual amount varies according to the print density of a page. If you print a lot of graphics, you may need to change ink cartridges more often.

You need to replace the ink cartridge when either of the following conditions exist: z z

You have been using the ink cartridge for over one year.

Your printed output is not crisp and clear, or there are gaps in the characters (missing dots).

If your print quality is not crisp and clear, be sure to clean the print head before determining whether you need to replace the cartridge. If you clean the print head several times and your print quality does not improve, you need to replace the cartridge.

There are two print head cleaning procedures -- one for a new ink cartridge (described later in this chapter ) and one for print quality problems (described in Chapter 7, Troubleshooting).

NOTE: Print head cleaning is not a routine maintenance procedure. Only clean the print head if you are installing a new ink cartridge or your print quality is inadequate.

Installing the Ink Cartridge

CAUTION: Canon makes two ink cartridges that fit the printer; the BC-01 is designed specifically for the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-

10sx. There fore, use only the BC-01 cartridge with this printer.

To avoid spilling ink, follow these precautions: z z

Do not touch the print head on the ink cartridge or the sharp edges around it.

Do not hold the ink cartridge, or place it on a surface, with the print head facing down.

z z z

Do not attempt to disassemble the cartridge.

Do not vigorously shake the cartridge while handling it.

Remove the ink cartridge from the printer only when necessary.

CAUTION: Keep the ink cartridge out of the reach of children; the ink contains isopropyl alcohol 67-63-0.

To install a new ink cartridge, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

2. Open the top cover and then open the inner cover.

3. Lift the green lock lever on the cartridge holder. Slide the old ink cartridge out of the holder and dispose of it properly.

4. Unpack the new ink cartridge from its protective packaging. Snap off the orange cap from the print head and then remove the orange tape.

5. Fit the ink cartridge over the yellow mounting base with the print head facing the back of the printer.

CAUTION: Avoid touching the yellow mounting base on which you place the cartridge -- especially the circuit board on the side of the mounting base and the film cable that extends from the cartridge holder.

6. Push the lock lever back until it snaps into place. This secures the ink cartridge so it makes contact with the circuit board on the cartridge holder.

CAUTION: Do not move the ink cartridge after it is installed.

Moving the ink cartridge to the right and leaving it there may uncap the print head and cause it to dry out.

7. Close the inner cover and then close the top cover.

When you are not using the printer, make sure the ink cartridge is in its home position, which is on the left side of the printer.

Cleaning the Print Head

NOTE: The print head on a new ink cartridge needs to be cleaned to ensure that you get the best possible print quality. This section describes a simple procedure for cleaning the print head on a new ink cartridge. If you are having print quality problems, see the more detailed cleaning procedure described in Chapter 7,

Troubleshooting.

The printer automatically cleans the print head when you follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off

2. Press and hold the

FWD ADJ

and

REV ADJ

buttons, and press the

POWER

button until you hear the printer beeps.

3. When the printer beeps, release the

POWER

button.

4. When the printer beeps again, release the

FWD ADJ

and

REV ADJ

buttons.

After several seconds, the

ON LINE

indicator light starts to blink. It blinks for about five seconds while the printer cleans the print head. When complete, the ON LINE indicator light stops blinking and stays on.

You can repeat this procedure if your printed output includes white streaks, missing dots, or irregular dots. If you have continual print quality problems, see Chapter 7, Troubleshooting, for a more detailed procedure that allows you to visually check the results of the print head cleaning.

NOTE: Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink.

Repeating this procedure unnecessarily reduces the life of the ink cartridge.

Storing Ink Cartridges

Follow these guidelines when storing your ink cartridges: z z z z

Keep a new ink cartridge in its sealed container until you are ready to use it.

Store the ink cartridge at room temperature.

Install the ink cartridge in the printer immediately after you open the sealed container.

After installing the ink cartridge, be sure to perform the print head cleaning procedure.

Storing the Printer

Before storing the printer, follow these steps to protect the print mechanism:

1. Turn off the power. This secures the print head in the home position.

2. Remove any paper from the printer.

3. Disconnect the interface cable and the AC adapter.

4. If an optional battery pack is installed, turn off the battery switch and remove the battery pack.

5. If the optional sheet feeder is installed, remove it.

6. Close the covers, if necessary.

7. Repack the printer in its original packing materials.

NOTE: The printer is designed to be stored with the ink cartridge installed. Therefore, do not remove the ink cartridge.

An opened ink cartridge that is not installed in the printer may leak, and the print head may dry out.

Chapter 7

Troubleshooting

This chapter contains information to help you solve printer problems. A problem may have one or a combination of causes, including a malfunction in your computer, software, the printer cable, or the printer. Many printing problems are related to how your software interacts with the printer.

If your printer is not operating properly, try the suggestion in this chapter to isolate and solve the problem.

NOTE: If you have a problem with your printer and you cannot resolve it by referring to the information in this chapter, contact the Canon Computer System Technical Support help desk at 1-

800-423-2366. Attempting to repair the printer yourself may void the warranty.

Checking the Indicator Lights

If you have a problem with your printer, check the indicator lights. The indicator lights and the printer alarm notify you of the following problems:

Lights

POWER

ON

LINE

Off

ERROR

Off Off

Printer

Alarm

None

Problem: AC adapter is not connected.

Solution: Make sure the AC adapter is connected securely to the printer and to the wall outlet.

Problem: Printer is not turned on.

Solution: Turn on the printer.

Lights__________________________

POWER

ON

LINE

ERROR Printer Alarm

On Off On Beeps twice in BJ-10e mode, three times in LQ mode

Problem: No Paper is loaded.

Solution: Load Paper.

POWER ON LINE ERROR Printer Alarm

On Off On Beeps continuously

Problem: Paper is jammed in the printer.

Solution: Clear the paper jam as described later in this chapter.

Problem: Paper loaded in the printer is longer that 15 inches.

Solution: Remove the paper, and use paper that matches the specifications of the printer. See Appendix A, Printer

Specifications, for details.

POWER ON LINE ERROR Printer Alarm

On Off Blinks Beeps continuously.

Problem: The carriage has not returned to its home position.

Solution: Turn off the printer, wait at least four seconds, and then turn on the printer.

POWER ON LINE ERROR Printer Alarm

On Blink Off Beeps five times

Problem: A software error has occurred.

Solution: Turn off the printer, wait at least four seconds, and then turn on the printer.

POWER ON LINE ERROR Printer Alarm

On Blink Off Beeps continuously

Problem: A software error has occurred when the printer was starting up.

Solution: Turn off the printer, wait at least four seconds, and then turn on the printer.

POWER ON LINE ERROR Printer Alarm

On Blinks Blinks Beeps three times

Problem: A software error has occurred.

Solution: Turn off the printer, wait at least four seconds, and then turn on the printer.

Lights_____________________________

POWER ON LINE ERROR

Blinks every

0.5 seconds

Off Off

Printer Alarm

None

Problem: The optional battery pack is low.

Solution: Recharge the battery pack. (The battery pack is described in Chapter 9, Installing a

Options.)

POWER

ON

LINE

ERROR Printer Alarm

Beeps five times; after five minutes, the printer beeps again and then turn Blinks every 0.5

Off On seconds

Problem: The optional battery pack is fully discharged.

Solution: Recharge the battery pack. (The battery pack is described in Chapter 9, Installing a

Options.)

POWER

Blinks

ON LINE

Off

ERROR

Blinks

Printer Alarm

Beeps five times

Problem: The optional battery pack is fully discharged.

Solution: Recharge the battery pack. (The battery back is described in Chapter 9, Installing a

Options.)

Printing the Self Test

If you have a problem with your printer that you cannot solve by checking the indicator lights, try to print the self test as described in

Chapter 4, Using the Operator Panel. If you can print the self test, the problem is not with the printer. Check the following:

1. Check the interface cable connection. Make sure you have connected the correct interface cable to your computer and that the connections are secure.

2. Make sure the computer is set up correctly for your printer.

3. Print a screen dump from your computer. If it does not print, there is a problem with your software or the interface port. Call the Canon Help desk at 1-800-423-2366.

Print Quality Problems

If your print quality is not what you expect it to be, check the following list for your problem and a possible remedy.

Print results

Most probable cause

Remedy

Blurred character

Paper type Try a different paper type; use paper that meets the printer's specifications.

Faded print Print head is clogged Clean the print head or replace the or out of ink ink cartridge.

Light characters

White streaks

Printer is in economy mode

Set the printer to HQ mode.

Print head is clogged Clean the print head.

Dots missing Print head is clogged Clean the print head

Irregular dots

Print head is clogged Clean the print head

Print appears Paper thickness dial dirty needs to be adjusted

Adjust the paper thickness dial for the type of paper you are using.

The print head cleaning procedure is described later in this chapter.

NOTE: If you are using Windows and your output appears jagged, run the printer setup program and make sure the resolution setting in 360 x

360 dpi.

Paper Loading Problems

To avoid paper loading problems, follow these guidelines: z z z z

Only use paper that matches the printer's specifications. See

Appendix A, Printer Specifications, for details.

Make sure the inner cover is closed.

Make sure the paper release lever is pressed all the way down.

Make sure the sheet of paper is straight in the printer.

Printing Problems

This section contains problems and solutions related to your printer or the software you are using.

Printout Is Wrong

If strange characters appear in your output, there may be a communications problem between the printer and your computer.

If your printed output does not appear as you expect, follow these steps:

1. Check that your cable connections are secure

2. Check that the printer control mode (BJ-10e or Epson LQ) matches the printer driver you selected in your software application.

Characters On the Screen Do Not Match the Printed Characters

Many graphics characters and special symbols are produced by different

ASCII codes on each make of computer and printer. Compare the character set in you computer manual with the printer character sets shown in Appendix C, Printer Mode Command Summaries and

Character Sets. Set the correct character set and printer control mode with the DIP switches. See Chapter 8, Customizing the Printer, for information about changing DIP switch settings.

Printer Is Not Using the Font You Selected With DIP Switches

Your software is overriding the DIP switch settings. Change the initialization or setup string that your software sends. You may need to do this using a menu or screen provided by your application software.

See your application user's manual for information about how your software works with your printer.

Computer Indicates a Device Time-Out

A device time-out occurs when your computer sends data to the printer but the printer does not respond. The printer may be off, off-line, or not connected to the computer.

If your computer indicates a device time-out, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is on and on-line.

2. Make sure the printer's interface cable is securely attached to both the printer and the computer.

3. Make sure paper is properly loaded.

4. Try the print operation again.

Clearing Paper Jams

If a paper jam occurs, the ERROR indicator will light and the printer will go off-line.

Feeding Paper From the Top

If you are feeding paper in the top slot and it becomes jammed, follow these steps to clear the paper jam:

1. Pull up the paper release lever to unlock it.

2. Gently pull out the sheet of paper with one hand while holding down the printer with your other hand. pull out the paper from the front of the printer.

If the paper does not release, press the

FWD ADJ

button while you pull the jammed sheet from the front of the printer. Press the

REV ADJ

button if you are pulling the jammed sheet from the back of the printer.

3. After clearing the jammed sheet, press the paper release lever back to its locked position.

NOTE: If ink gets on the platen when you clearing a jammed sheet of paper, clean it by feeding a few sheets of paper through he printer before printing.

If you are having repeated paper jams, it may be due to the paper you are using. Be sure the paper you are using and your printing environment are within the specifications of the Bubble Jet

Printer BJ-10sx. See Appendix A, Printer Specifications, for details.

Cleaning the Print Head

If you are having print quality problems, you need to clean the print head. Paper dust or ink may get clogged in an ink nozzle in the ink cartridge. Performing the print head cleaning procedure should clear up this problem.

The printer automatically cleans the print head when you follow these steps:

1. Turn on the printer. The

POWER

and

ERROR indicators come on.

2. Open the top cover and insert a sheet of paper into the printer.

3. Press the

LF/FF

button to advance the paper.

4. Press the

ON LINE

button. The

ON LINE indicator lights.

5. Press the

FWD ADJ

and

REV ADJ

buttons at the same time. The printer beeps.

6. Immediately press the

LF/FF

button. (The printer beeps.)

The printer cleans the print head and prints a check pattern.

If the printer beeps before you press the

LF/FF

button, it will clean the print head but not print the check pattern.

Inspect the check pattern. There should be a horizontal line between each pair of vertical lines. If any horizontal is missing, repeat the cleaning process until all lines are present.

If the quality of your printed output is still not crisp and clear after cleaning the print head, try the cleaning procedure again. If your output is not satisfactory after cleaning the print head several times, replace the ink cartridge.

NOTE: Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink.

Repeating this procedure unnecessarily reduces the life of the ink cartridge.

Chapter 8

Customizing the Printer

This chapter describes the factory default settings of the printer and the steps you follow to customize these settings for your particular printing needs.

You will find that the factory default settings provide features to meet most of your printing needs. With these settings, your printer operates in

BJ-10e mode to emulate the IBM Proprinter X24E. This means you can use the printer with any software application that support this printer.

You want to make sure the printer's settings match the requirements of your software application. If you do have a unique printing requirement, you can customize the printer by changing the DIP switch settings as described in this chapter.

Your printer is designed to be used in BJ-10e mode and provides numerous printing features in this mode. If your software application is designed to print only on a n Epson LQ printer, you can use the DIP switches to change the printer mode to Epson LQ.

Factory Default Settings

The following table shows the factory default settings of the printer.

Function Setting

Character pitch 10 characters per inch (cpi)

Line spacing

Print quality

Print direction

Font typeface

6 lines per inch (lpi)

High quality (HQ) mode

Bi-directional

Courier

Text scale mode Disabled

Alternate Graphics Mode Disabled

Page length 11 inches (279 mm)

Function

Code page

Character set

Horizontal tab stops

Buffer

Setting

437 (USA)

Character Set 1

Every 8 columns

Input = 37 KB

Download = 0 KB

BJ-10e

IBM X24E

Printer control mode

Emulation

This printer has two control modes: BJ-10e mode, which emulates the

IBM Proprinter X24E or the Canon BJ-130e, and Epson LQ mode, which emulates the Epson LQ-510. The default setting is BJ-10e mode.

If you change this to Epson LQ mode, the default settings also change.

DIP Switch Settings

The DIP switch settings control various printer functions, such as the page length and character set you want to use. The DIP switches are located on the inside of the printer under the paper cover.

A DIP switch is OFF when it is down, and ON when it is up. The factory default setting for each DIP switch is OFF.

The printer function defined by the DIP switches are determined by the printer control mode. DIP switch 11 selects the printer control mode.

When DIP switch 11 is OFF, the printer is in BJ-10e mode; when DIP switch 11 is ON, the printer is in Epson LQ mode.

Changing a DIP Switch Setting

To change the DIP switch setting, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

2. Open the top cover and then open the inner cover.

3. Use a pointed object, such as a ballpoint pen, to change the DIP switch settings. A DIP switch is OFF when it is down, and ON when it is up.

DIP switch 1

If you install the optional sheet feeder, set this DIP switch to ON.

DIP switch 2

If you are using a software application that assumes 66 lines will fit on each page, set this switch to ON. The printer reduces the line spacing by a factor of 14/14, which is from 63 lines per pages to 66 lines per page if line spacing is set to 6 lines per inch (lpi). This function is available only when line spacing is 6 lpi or 8 lpi.

DIP switch 3

When this switch is OFF, the printer performs a normal carriage return

(CR). Set this switch to ON if you want the printer to perform a line feed after each carriage return (CR + LF).

DIP switch 4

If you are using letter-size paper, set this switch OFF; this sets the page length to 11 inches. If you are using A4-size paper, set this switch ON; this sets the page length to 12 inches.

DIP switch 5

When this switch is OFF, the printer uses Character Set 1. When this switch is ON, the printer uses Character Set 2. See Appendix C, Printer

Mode Command Summaries and Character Sets, for information on the character set.

DIP switch 6

When this switch is OFF, the printer performs a normal line feed (LF).

Set this switch to ON if you want the printer to perform a carriage return after each line feed (LF + CR).

DIP switch 7

Set this switch ON to enable Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM). In this mode, the printer accepts high-resolution, 24-dot, all-points-addressable

(APA) graphics commands similar to those used with conventional 24pin printers.

DIP switch 8

When this switch is OFF, the printer allocates the entire buffer space (37

KB) to the input buffer. When you are using downloaded fonts, change this switch to ON; the printer allocates 34 KB of buffer space for downloaded fonts.

DIP switch 9

When this switch is OFF, the printer uses USA code page page 437.

When this switch is ON, the printer uses Multilingual code page 850.

Each code page has three character sets: Set 1, Set 2, and the All

Characters Chart. See Appendix C, Printer Mode Command Summaries and Character Sets, for a sample of each character set.

DIP switch 10

When this switch is OFF, the printer emulates the IBM Proprinter

X24E. When this switch is ON, the printer emulates the Canon BJ-130e.

DIP switch 11

When this switch is OFF, the printer is in BJ-10e mode. When this switch is ON, the printer is in Epson LQ mode.

Epson LQ Mode

3

4

1

2

When the printer is in Epson LQ mode (DIP switch 11 is ON), you can set the DIP switches to control the following functions:

DIP switch Function OFF ON

Automatic sheet feeder Disable

Text scale mode Disabled

Enable

Enabled

5

6, 7, 8

9, 10

11

Automatic line feed (LF) Normal CR CR + LF

Page length

Character set

11 inches

(279 mm)

Italics

12 inches

(305 mm)

Graphics

International character set See below

Typeface See below

Printer control mode BJ-10e mode Epson LQ mode

DIP switch 1

If you install the optional sheet feeder, set this DIP switch ON.

DIP switch 2

If you are using a software application that assumes 66 lines will fit on each page, set this switch to ON. The printer reduces the line spacing by a factor of 14/15, which is from 63 lines per page to 66 lines per page if line spacing is set to 6 lines per inch (lpi). This function is available only when line spacing is 6 lpi or 8 lpi.

DIP switch 3

When this switch is OFF, the printer performs a normal carriage return

(CR). Set this switch to ON if you want the printer to perform a line feed after each carriage return (CR + LF).

DIP switch 4

If you are using letter-size paper, set this switch OFF; this set the page length to 11 inches. If you are using A4-size paper, set this switch ON; this sets the page length to 12 inches.

DIP switch 5

When this switch is OFF, the printer uses the Epson Italics character set, which includes italic characters. When this switch is ON, the printer uses the Epson Graphics character set, which is the same as the IBM USA code page 437 (this character set includes symbols, lines, corners, and

European characters). See Appendix C, Printer Mode Command

Summaries and Character Sets, for information on the character sets.

DIP switch 6, 7, 8

These switches allow you to select one of eight international character sets. These character sets provide you with the characters and symbols used in other languages. See Appendix C, Printer Mode Command

Summaries and Character Sets, for information on the character sets.

Character Set

USA

United Kingdom

Germany

France

Denmark

Sweden

Italy

Spain

ON

ON

ON

ON

DIP switches

6 7

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

8

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

DIP switches 9, 10

These switches allow you to select one of three font typefaces.

DIP switches

Typeface

Roman

9

OFF

10

OFF

Sans serif

Draft

OFF

ON

ON

**

** When DIP switch 9 is ON, the printer is in draft mode regardless of the setting of DIP switch 10.

NOTE:

z z

The printer uses the font specified by your software application regardless of the DIP switch settings.

The Roman and Sans serif fonts appear slightly different than they would if printed on the Epson LQ-510.

DIP switch 11

When this switch is OFF, the printer is in BJ-10e mode. When this switch is ON, the printer is in Epson LQ mode.

Chapter 9

Installing and Using Options

This chapter describes how to install and use the options you can purchase for your Canon Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx.

Sheet Feeder

Two types of sheet feeders are available for the printer. These sheet feeders allow you to automatically feed stacks of paper.

The Canon ASF-6410 sheet feeder holds up to 30 sheets of paper, and the Canon ASF-6420 sheet feeder holds up to 50 sheets of paper.

See Appendix A, Printer Specifications, for the specifications of these optional sheet feeders.

Installing the Sheet Feeder

To install the optional sheet feeder, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the top cover is closed.

2. Position the printer stand so it is perpendicular to the printer, and set the printer on its back.

3. Align the sheet feeder with the printer so the hooks on the sheet feeder fit into the slots on the bottom of the printer. Press the locks on the sides of the sheet feeder toward the printer to lock the sheet feeder into place.

Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder

You can load up to 30 or 50 sheets (depending on your model) of normal-weight paper in the sheet feeder. The paper bin must be closed when you load paper.

1. Make sure the paper bin is closed.

2. Extend the paper supports on the sheet feeder.

3. Fan a stack of paper.

4. Insert the stack of paper into the sheet feeder.

5. Open the bin by pressing the bin release button on the sheet feeder. (the bin release lever is on the top right side of the sheet feeder when you are facing the front of the printer.)

NOTE: Never force the paper bin. Always press the release button to pen the bin.

6. Open the top cover on the printer.

7. Turn on the printer, and start your print operation.

NOTE: Always remove the sheet feeder before transporting the printer.

Battery Pack

The Canon NB-150 rechargeable battery pack allows you to operate the printer where AC power is not available.

Cautions

Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer or battery pack, and harm to you or others: z z z z z z

Before using a new battery pack, charge it as described later in this chapter.

Use only the Canon NB-150 rechargeable battery pack with the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx.

Do no attempt to disassemble a battery pack.

Follow local regulations when disposing of a used battery pack.

Do not dispose of battery pack where it may come in contact with fire.

Keep foreign objects out of the battery compartment.

z z z

Recharge the battery pack only when it is fully discharged.

Charging it before it is fully discharged reduces the battery capacity

Avoid touching the terminals on the battery pack.

Remove the battery pack when you are storing the printer.

Installing the Battery Pack

Make sure you are facing the back of the printer, and follow these steps to install the battery pack:

1. Grasp the front of the printer with one hand and position the printer stand with your other hand.

2. Holding the printer securely, press the two recesses on the back of the printer to release the tabs that hold the battery compartment cover in place. Lift the battery compartment cover off the printer case

3. Hold the printer with one hand and the battery pack with the other hand. Make sure the writing on the battery is up and the terminals are down. The terminal end of the battery has silver arrow showing the direction in which you insert the battery.

4. Insert the battery pack in to the compartment -- terminal end first.

(When installed correctly, the writing on the battery pack is upside-down if you're facing the back of the printer.)

5. Replace the battery compartment cover.

6. Rotate the printer stand back to its original position.

Charging the Battery Pack

NOTE: Always charge a new battery pack. A new battery is not charged.

It takes approximately 10 hours to charge a new battery or a fully discharged battery. When you are charging a battery pack, the printer cannot print.

With a fully charged battery pack, you may be able to print up to 40 pages without the use of AC power. The actual printing time depends on the complexity of the data you are printing.

To charge a battery pack, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

2. Turn on the battery switch.

3. Press and hold the

ON LINE

button, and press the

POWER

button. When the printer beeps, release the

POWER

button.

When it beeps again, release the

ON LINE

button. The

POWER light blinks.

The POWER light continues to blink while the battery is charging

(about 10 hours). When the battery is fully charged, the printer automatically turns off.

Using the Battery Pack

To print using battery power, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the AC adapter is disconnected. (When the AC adapter is connected, the printer will always use AC power.)

2. Turn on the battery switch.

3. Turn on the printer.

If you are using the battery pack and the printer does not receive any data for 15 minutes, the printer automatically turns off to save battery power.

NOTE: When you are not using battery power, turn off the battery switch.

Printing with a low battery

When you are using the battery pack and the POWER light blinks, the battery is low. If you are in the process of printing, follow these steps:

1. Connect the AC adapter to the printer and the wall outlet.

2. Press

ON LINE

to continue printing.

3. When you are through printing, recharge the battery as described in the previous section Charging a Battery Pack.

If an AC outlet is not available, you can use the remaining battery power for limited printing. Press

ON LINE

to continue printing. Each time you press

ON LINE

, the printer will print several lines until the battery pack is fully discharged.

Low battery error

When the battery pack becomes fully discharge, a low battery error occurs. The POWER light starts to blink, the ON LINE light goes out, and the ERROR light goes on. In this case, you must recharge the battery. If you are in the process of printing, the only way to continue is to connect the AC adapter.

Recharge the battery as described in the previous section,

Charging a Battery Pack.

CAUTION: Recharge the battery pack only when it is fully discharged. Charging the battery before it is fully discharged reduces the battery capacity.

Removing the Battery Pack

NOTE: Make sure you have completed your current print job as removing the battery pack erases all data in the printer's memory.

Follow these steps to remove the battery pack:

1. Make sure the battery switch is turned off.

2. Lift the printer and rotate the printer stand.

3. Hold the printer securely, and remove the battery compartment cover.

4. Hold the printer with one hand and grasp the tab on the battery pack with the other hand. Pull out the battery pack.

5. Replace the battery compartment cover.

6. Rotate the printer stand back to its original position.

Appendix A

Printer Specifications

This appendix lists the specifications of your printer.

Printer Method

Bubble jet ink on-demand

Printing Speed

110 characters per second (cps) in 10 characters per inch (cpi) in both

HQ and economy modes.

Printing Direction

Bi-directional in text; Unidirectional in graphics

Printing Width

Maximum 8 inches (203 mm)

Line Feed Speed

180 ms/line at 1/6-inch line

Resident Printer Control Modes

BJ-10e mode:

IBM Proprinter X24E emulation or Canon Bubble Jet

Printer BJ-130e emulation

Epson LQ mode:

Epson LQ-510 emulation

Line Feed Pitch:

BJ-10e mode:

1/6, 1/8, n/60, n/72, n/180, n/216, and n/360 inch (n: programmable)

Epson LQ mode:

1/6, 1/8, n/60, n/180, and n/360 inch (n: programmable)

Printing Characters

Font:

IBM Proprinter X24E emulation

Prestige (12 cpi) and Courier (other than

12 cpi)

BJ-130e emulation Courier

Epson LQ-510 emulation Roman, Sans serif, and Draft

Pitch:

BJ-10e mode

Epson LQ mode

Cell composition:

10, 12, and 17 cpi and PS

10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 cpi and PS

36 (h) x 48 (v) dot matrix in HQ mode

18 out of 36 (h) x 48 (v) dot matrix in economy mode

Character set:

BJ-10e mode

Epson LQ mode

IBM Character Set 1, 2, and 3

(code page 437 and 850)

Italics character set and Graphics character set

Maximum Number of Characters per Line

BJ-10e mode

Mode

10 cpi

10 cpi double-wide

10 cpi condensed

10 cpi condensed, double-wide

12 cpi

12 cpi double-wide

Proportional spacing

Pitch Characters per line

10 cpi 80 cpl

5 cpi 40 cpl

17 cpi 136 cpl

8.5 cpi 68 cpl

12 cpi 96 cpl

6 cpi 48 cpl

PS Varies

Epson LQ mode

Mode

10 cpi

10 cpi double-wide

10 cpi condensed

10 cpi condensed, double-wide

12 cpi

12 cpi double-wide

12 cpi condensed

12 cpi condensed, double-wide

15 cpi

15 cpi double-wide

Proportional spacing

Pitch Characters per line

10 cpi 80 cpl

5 cpi 40 cpl

17 cpi 136 cpl

8.5 cpi 68 cpl

12 cpi 96 cpl

6 cpi 48 cpl

20 cpi 160 cpl

10 cpi 80 cpl

15 cpi 120 cpl

7.5 cpi 60 cpl

PS Varies

Graphic Image Print

Data format: Vertical 8, 24, and/or 48-dot format

Resolution: Horizontal 60, 120, 180, 240, or 360 dots per inch (dpi)

Buffer

BJ-10e mode

Input buffer:

Download buffer:

Epson LQ mode

Input buffer:

Download buffer:

37 KB (or 3 KB)

0 KB (or 34 KB)

10 KB

18 KB

Printing Area

Paper

Envelopes

Horizontal a b

7.2 to 8.5 in (182 to 216 mm)

0.13 in (3.4 mm) -- A4 size paper

0.25 in (6.4 mm) -- Letter-size paper d e

Vertical c 10.1 to 14.0 in (257 to 356 mm)

0.33 in (8.5 mm)

0.5 in (12.7 mm)

b c

Horizontal a f e

Vertical d

9.5 in (240 mm)

0.25 in (6.4 mm)

0.25 in (6.4 mm)

4.1 in (104 mm)

0.67 in (17 mm)

1.0 in (25.4 mm)

Paper Size

Letter:

Legal:

A4:

Envelope:

8.5 by 11 inches

8.5 by 14 inches

210 by 297 mm

9.5 by 4.125 inches

(Commercial number 10)

Paper Type

Plain paper

Envelopes (Commercial number 10)

Transparency film (Canon #Q07-0001-M1)

Paper Weight

17 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/m^2) from the top feed

17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g/m^2) from the bottom slot

Paper Thickness

Under 0.008 inch (0.2 mm)

Interface

8-bit parallel

Ink Cartridge

Type:

Print head:

Ink color:

Number of characters printed:

Ink amount:

BC-01 (single cartridge ink supply)

64 bubble jet nozzles

Black

Approx. 700,000 characters/cartridge in HQ mode

Approx. 1,400,000 characters/cartridge in economy mode

Approx. 0.9 ox (28g)

Acoustic Noise Level

Approx. 45 dB(A)

Operating Environment

Temperature: 41F to 95F (5C to 35C)

10% to 90% RH (no condensation)

Storing Environment

Temperature:

Humidity

32F to 95F (0C to 35C)

5% to 95% RH (no condensation)

Power Supply

AC adapter or optional Canon NB-150 battery pack

Power Source

AC 120V, 60Hz 30W USA/Canada

Physical Dimensions

Size: 12.2 (W) x 8.7 (D) x 1.9 (H) inches

(310 x 221.3 x 48.5 mm)

Weight: Approx. 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg) -- excluding AC adapter, optional battery pack, and optional sheet feeder

Options Specifications

Sheet Feeder

Paper Handling

Capacity:

ASF-6410

ASF-6420

Paper sizes:

Paper weight:

30 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m^2) paper

50 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m^2) paper

Letter, A4

17 to 24 lbs (64 to 90 g/m^2)

Operating Environment

Temperature:

Humidity:

59F to 86F (15C to 30C)

10% to 80% RH (no condensation)

Storing Environment

Temperature:

Humidity

22F to 140F (-30C to 60C)

10% to 90% RH (no condensation)

Physical Dimensions

ASF-6410

Size:

Weight:

ASF-6420

Size:

Weight

12.2 x 8.5 x 2.1 inches

(309.5 x 216.0 x 54.5 mm)

Approx. 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)

12.2 x 8.6 x 2.3 inches

(310.0 x 217.5 x 57.5 mm)

Approx. 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)

Battery Pack

Model

Canon NB-150

Electrical

Voltage:

Capacity:

Life:

Physical Dimensions

Size:

Weight:

Storing Environment

Temperature:

Humidity:

DC 6V

1300 mAh

Approx. 40 pages per charge

(continuous use)

8.4 x 1.0 inches (213 x 25 mm)

Approx. 9.9 ox (280g)

14F to 140F (-10C to 40C)

10% to 90% RH (no condensation)

Appendix B

Interface Specifications

This printer is equipped with the standard Centronics-type parallel interface for data communications. You use this interface to connect the printer to a computer. This interface is ht most widely used interface on personal computers and does not require setup commands or special configurations on either the computer or printer. The printer's parallel interface connector is a standard 36-pin, Amphenol type with two metalwire retaining clips.

The parallel interface sends 8 bits (one byte) of data at one time and is transistor-transistor-logic (TTL) compatible.

The interface cable must be constructed of American Wire Gauge

(AWG) No. 28 or larger. The maximum length of the twisted-pair, shielded cable must be approximately 6.5 feet (2.0 m).

Interface type

Standard Centronics-type

Data transmission

8-bit parallel interface (compatible with IBM and other personal computers)

Signal voltage levels

Low: 0.0V to +0.8V

High: +2.4V to +5.0V

Interface cable

Twisted-pair, shielded cable

AWG28 or larger

Up to 6.6 feet (2.0 m)

Interface connectors

Amphenol 57-40360 (or equivalent) at printer side

Amphenol 57-30360 (or equivalent) at cable side

Pin assignments

The following table lists the signals and input/output status of the pin assignments used for parallel communication.

No. Signal I/O

1

2

STROBE

DATA 1

I/O No. Signal

IN 19

STROBE-OUT

1

IN 20 DATA 1-RET

3 DATA 2

4 DATA 3

IN

IN

21

22

DATA 2-RET

DATA 3-RET

5 DATA 4

6 DATA 5

7 DATA 6

8 DATA 7

IN

IN

IN

IN

23

24

25

26

DATA 4-RET

DATA 5-RET

DATA 6-RET

DATA 7-RET

9

10

11

12

13

DATA 8

ACKNLG

BUSY

PAPER END

SELECT

14

AUTO FEED XT

2

15 NO CONNECTION

16 GND

17

18

FG

NO CONNECTION

IN 27 DATA 8-RET

OUT 28 ACKNLG-RET

OUT 29 BUSY-RET

OUT 30 PAPER END-RET

OUT 31 INIT

32

33

ERROR

GND

34 NO CONNECTION

35

+5.0V

3

36

SELECT IN

2

IN

OUT

1

All-RETs are connected to GND.

2

These signals are valid only in Epson LQ printer control mode.

3

The level is raised to +5.0V at 5.6k.

Each signal is defined as follows:

STROBE

When the printer receives the STROBE low pulse with a width greater than one second from the computer, it reads the data from the interface and sets the BUSY line high.

DATA

These signals are the 8 bits of parallel data sent from the computer. A high level indicates a logical 1; a low level indicates a logical 0. The printer reads the DATA lines when it receives a STROBE pulse.

ACKNLG

The ACKNLG pulse tells the computer that the printer has read the data from the previous STROBE pulse. An ACKNLG pulse is also generated when the printer is powered on, or at the completion of the printer initialization by an INIT signal requested from the computer.

BUSY

When the printer sets BUSY high, it cannot receive data. The BUSY line goes high in response to a STROBE pulse. This line remains high until the data is read. BUSY is also high under the following conditions: z z z z

The receive buffer is full of data.

The printer receives an INIT signal.

You press the ON LINE button to set the printer off-line.

A printer error condition, such as out-of-paper, occurs.

PAPER END

The printer sets PAPER END high when it is out of paper or when a paper jam occurs. PAPER END remains high until you load paper or clear the jam and press the ON LINE button.

SELECT

When the printer is ready, it sets the SELECT line high. The SELECT line goes low when: z z z

You press the ON LINE button to set the printer off-line.

An error condition, such as out-of-paper, occurs.

The printer receives the Printer Deselect command. It ignores all incoming data except DC1, which returns it to a selected state.

AUTO FEED XT

When this signal is low, the printer automatically feeds the paper one line when it receives a carriage return (CR) control code. This signal is valid only in Epson LQ mode.

INIT

INIT from the system resets the printer to it initial power-on state. The

BUSY line goes high, and any received data is printed. When INIT goes low, the printer resets to the power-on default state.

ERROR

The printer sets the ERROR line low if it detects an error, such as outof-paper condition.

SELECT IN

When this signal is high, the DC1 and DC3 control codes are valid; otherwise, they are invalid. This signal is valid only in Epson LQ mode.

Timing Chart

The parallel interface transfers data in one direction only: from the computer to your printer. The data path is 8 bits wide. The printer and computer synchronize data transfer with the interface signals, STROBE,

ACKNLG, and BUSY.

When the computer is ready to send a byte of data to the printer, it puts the byte of data on the data lines (DATA 1 through DATA 8). Then the computer sends a STROBE pulse to the printer. The printer responds with a BUSY signal.

When the printer receives the data, it pulses the ACKNLG line. This signals the computer that the printer has read the byte of data into printer memory. If the printer's buffer is not full and it can receive more data, it removes the BUSY signal.

The timing charts that follow illustrate the data and handshake line during transfer of one data byte to the computer. DATA 1 through

DATA 8 and the STROBE line are driven by the computer; the

ACKNLG line is driven by the printer.

Appendix C

Printer Mode Command

Summaries and Character Sets

This appendix lists the control codes and ESCape sequences you can use in BJ-10e mode and Epson LQ mode, and shows the character sets available in each mode. For a complete description of these programming commands, you can order the Canon Bubble Jet Printer

BJ-10sx Programmer's Manual. Call the Canon help desk at 1-800-423-

2366 to order this manual

Control codes and ESCape sequences tell the printer how to print a job.

You send commands to the printer in one of two ways: z z

You can use your application software to automatically embed certain commands (such as bold, underline, or indent) within a document. When the document prints, the embedded command control the way the printer produces the printed page. Refer to your application software manual for instructions on sending commands.

You can send specific commands directly to the printer, using either a BASIC programming statement or a printer command option in your software.

BJ-10e Command Summary

You can use the control codes and ESCape sequences listed in the following table when the printer is in BJ-10e mode; that is, when DIP switch 11 is set to OFF. In this mode, the printer can emulate either the

IBM Proprinter X24E (DIP switch 10 OFF) or the Canon Bubble Jet

Printer BJ-130e (DIP switch 10 ON). Differences between IBM

Proprinter X24E emulation and Bubble Jet Printer BJ-130e emulation are described following the command summary tables.

NOTE: Because of hardware differences, the reverse feed code

(ESC ]) is not supported by your printer. Also, the styles of block graphics characters at 12 cpi are different from those used by the IBM Proprinter X24E.

Basic Control Codes

Function

End command

Sound beeper

Backspace one character

Horizontal tab control; move to next tab

Perform line feed

Vertical tab control; move to next tab

Perform form feed

Perform carriage return

Set double-wide mode by line

Set condensed mode (17 cpi); cancelled by DC2

Set printer on-line

Set 10 cpi mode

Set printer off-line

Cancel double-wide mode

Cancel data

Insert space

ASCII Decimal Hexadecimal

NUL 0 00

BEL 7

BS 8

07

08

HT

LF

9

10

09

0A

VT

FF

CR

SO

SI

DC1 17

DC2 18

DC3 19

DC4 20

CAN 24

SP 32

11

12

13

14

15

0B

0C

0D

0E

0F

11

12

13

14

18

20

ESCape Sequence Codes

Function

Set/cancel underscore mode n Setting

0 End underscore

1 Start under score

ASCII

ESC - n

Set 1/8-inch line spacing ESC0

(8 lpi)

ESC 1 Set 7/72-inch line spacing

(7/72 inch per line)

Enable line spacing set by ESC A

Set graphics line spacing in n/180-inch increments; n = 1 to 85

ESC 2

ESC 3 n

Decimal

27 45 n

2748

27 49

27 50

27 51 n

Set top of form ESC 4

Set/cancel automatic LF n Setting

0 End automatic line feed

1 Start automatic line feed

ESC 5 n

ESC 6 Select IBM Character

Set 2

Select IBM Character

Set 1

ESC 7

ESC : Set 12-cpi, Prestige mode

Download 24-dot, font image

Download 48-dot, font image

Set text line spacing to n/72 inch per line; n = 1 to 255

Set vertical tab; n1 ... n64 = line numbers for tab stops

27 52

27 53 n

ESC = n1 n2 % 27 61 n1 n2

37

ESC A n

ESC B n1 ... n64 NUL

27 54

27 55

27 58

ESC = n1 n2 # 27 61 n1 n2

35

27 65 n

27 66 n1 ... n64 0

Hexadecimal

1B 2D n

1B30

1B 31

1B 32

1B 33 n

1B 34

1B 35 n

1B 36

1B 37

1B 3A

1B 3D n1 n2 23

1B 3D n1 n2 25

1B 41 n

1B 42 n1 ... n64

0

Function ASCII

Set page length in lines; n

= 1 to 255

ESC C n

Decimal

27 67 n

Hexadecimal

1B 43 n

Set page length in inches; n = 1 to 14

ESC C NUL n 27 67 0 n 1B 43 00 n

ESC D n1...n28 NUL

27 68 n1...n28 0

1B 44 n1...n28

00

Set horizontal tabs; n1 ... n28 = columns for tab stops

Set emphasized mode to start printing in twice the normal dot density

ESC E 27 69 1B 45

Cancel emphasized mode set by ESC E

ESC F

Set double-strike mode ESC G

ESC H Cancel double-strike mode set by ESC G

Select font style ESC I n

ESC J n Perform graphics line spacing; n = 0 to 255

27 70

27 71

27 72

27 73 n

27 74 n

1B 46

1B 47

1B 48

1B 49 n

1B 4A n

Set single-density image graphics

Set double-density image graphics

ESC K n1 n2

ESC L n1 n2

Set perforation skip; n = 0 ESC N n to 255 lines

27 75 n1 n2 1B 4B n1 n2

27 76 n1 n2 1B 4C n1 n2

27 78 n 1B 4E n

27 79

27 80 n

1B 4F

1B 50 n

Cancel perforation skip ESC O

Set/cancel proportional spacing mode n Setting

0 End proportional spacing

1 Start proportional spacing

ESC P n

Deselect printer

Set all tabs to default settings

ESC Q n

ESC R

27 81 n

27 82

1B 51 n

1B 52

Function

Set super/subscript mode n Setting

0 Select superscript mode

1 Select subscript mode

Cancel super/subscript mode set by ESC S

ASCII

ESC S n

ESC T

Decimal

27 83 n

27 84

Select printer direction ESC U n 27 85 n

Set/cancel double-wide mode n Setting

0 Cancel double-wide mode

1 Start double-wide mode

ESC W n 27 87 n

Hexadecimal

1B 53 n

1B 54

1B 55 n

1B 57 n

Set horizontal margins; n ESC X n m 27 88 n m 1B 58 n m and m = 0 to 255

Set double-density image graphics mode

Set quadruple-density image graphics mode

ESC Y n1 n2

27 89 n1 n2 1B 59 n1 n2

ESC Z n1 n2 27 90 n1 n2 1B 5A n1 n2

Set/cancel presentation highlight (double-high mode)

Select global font

Set initial condition

ESC [ @ n1 n2 m1 m2 m3 m4

27 91 64 n1 n2 m1 m2 m3

1B 5B 40 n1 n2 m1 m2 m3 m4 m4

ESC [ I

ESC [ K n1 n2

27 91 73

27 91 75 n1 n2

1B 5B 49

1B 5B 4B n1 n2

Set code page

Change graphics line spacing

Select high resolution graphics mode

Print continuously from

All Characters Chart

ESC [ T n1 n2

ESC [ \ n1 n2

27 91 84 n1 n2

27 91 92 n1 n2

1B 5B 54 n1 n2

1B 5B 5C n1 n2

ESC [ g n1 n2

27 91 103 n1 n2

1B 5B 67 n1 n2

ESC \ n1 n2 27 92 n1 n2 1B 5C n1 n2

Function

Print single character from All

Characters Chart

Set/cancel overscore mode n Setting

0 Cancel overscore mode

1 Set overscore mode

ASCII

ESC ^

ESC _ n

Relative move inline to the right ESC d n1 n2

Set printer off-line ESC j

Decimal

27 94

27 95 n

27 100 n1 n2

27 106

Hexadecimal

1B 5E

1B 5F n

1B 64 n1 n2

1B 6A

Alternate Graphics Mode codes

Select graphics mode (AGM) ESC * m n1 n2

Set graphics line spacing

(AGM); n = 0 to 255

27 42 m n1 n2

1B 2A m n1 n2

ESC 3 n 27 51 n 1B 33 n

Set text line spacing (AGM); n = ESC A n 27 65 n 1B 41 n

1 to 85

Perform graphics line spacing

(AGM); n = 0 to 255

ESC J n 27 74 n 1B 4A n

Miscellaneous Control Codes

Function

Set 360 dpi graphics

Set/perform 1/360-inch graphics line spacing

ASCII Decimal Hexadecimal

FS C B 28 67 66 1C 43 42

FS C J n m

28 67 74 n m

1C 43 4A n m

ESCape Sequence Differences

The following ESCape sequences cause different operations to be performed in each emulation, IBM Proprinter X24E and Canon Bubble

Jet Printer BJ-130e.

ESCape sequence Emulation Function

ESC : X24E

BJ-130e

Set 12 cpi, Prestige mode

Set 12 cpi, Courier mode

ESC = X24E

BJ-130e

ESC P X24E

BJ-130e

Download 24-dot, font image

Download 48-dot, font image

Draft proportional spacing not availble

Draft proportional spacing available

ESC Q X24E

BJ-10e

ESC [ @ X24E

BJ-130e

ESC [ K X24E

BJ-130e n = 35 or 36 n = 35 or 37

Shading and reverse modes are not available

Shading and reverse modes can be set with m2 m1 is set to 0 if it is not defined m1 is ignored if it is not defined

The printer supports the following codes in BJ-130e emulation only:

Code

ESC [ I

FS C B

FS C J

Function

Select global font

Set high resolution graphics

Set graphics line spacing

BJ-10e Character Sets

In BJ-10e mode, your printer supports two IBM code pages:

USA code page 437 and Multilingual code page 850. Each code page has three character sets: Character Set 1, Character Set 2, and All Characters Chart.

You select the code page by setting DIP switch 9 -- OFF for code page 437, ON for 850. You select the character set by setting DIP switch 5 -- OFF for Character Set 1, ON for

Character Set 2.

Each code page corresponds to an All Characters Chart. For the

All Characters Chart, there are no control codes except for the space codes at ASCII 32. All other ASCII characters are printable. The All Characters Chart is selected by the ESC ^ or the ESC \ code.

Character Set 1 has control codes in two places: one between

ASCII 0 and ASCII 32 and the other between ASCII 128 and

ASCII 159. Character Set 2 has control codes only between

ASCII 0 and 32. All other ASCII characters are printable.

The three character sets for each code page are shown on following pages.

NOTE: A control code is an unprintable character that the printer uses for printer operations, such as line spacing or carriage return.

USA Code

Page 437

Character Set 1

USA Code

Page 437

Character Set 2

USA Code

Page 437

All Characters

Chart

Multilingual

Code Page

850

Character Set 1

Multilingual

Code Page

850

Character Set 2

Multilingual

Code Page

850

All Characters

Chart

Epson LQ Command Summary

You can use the control codes listed in the following tables when the printer is in LQ mode; that is, when DIP switch 11 is set to

ON.

NOTE: Because of hardware differences, the justification code,

ESC a, is not supported by your printer. Also, the styles of block graphics characters at 12 cpi are different from normal Epson

LQ-510 printing.

Basic Control Codes

Function

End command

Sound beeper

Backspace one character

Horizontal tab control; move to next tab

Perform line feed

Vertical tab control; move to next tab

Perform form feed

Perform carriage return

Set double-wide mode by line

Set condensed mode

(17 cpi); cancelled by

DC2

Set printer on-line

Cancel condensed mode (17 cpi) set by SI

Set printer off-line

Cancel double-wide mode

FF

CR

SO

SI

ASCII Decimal Hexadecimal

NUL 0 00

BEL

BS

HT

7

8

9

07

08

09

LF

VT

10

11

0A

0B

12

13

14

15

0C

0D

0E

0F

DC1

DC2

17

18

DC3

DC4

19

20

11

12

13

14

Function

Cancel data

Start escape sequence

Insert space

Delete character

ESCape Sequence Codes

ASCII Decimal Hexadecimal

CAN 24 18

ESC

SP

DEL

27

32

127

1B

20

74

Function ASCII Decimal

Set double-wide mode by ESC SO 27 14 line

Set condensed mode

Control sheet feeder n Setting

R Eject paper

ESC SI 27 15

ESC EM n 27 25 n

Hexadecimal

1B 0E

1B 0F

1B 19 n

Set intercharacter space ESC SP n 27 32 n

Set/cancel various print modes (Master Select)

ESC ! n 27 33 n

Cancel most significant bit (MSB) control

ESC # 27 35

1B 20 n

1B 21 n

1B 23

Set absolute print position

Define downloaded characters

ESC $ n1 n2

ESC &

27 36 n1 n2

Select download character set n Setting

0 Use ROM character set

1 Use RAM character set

ESC % n 27 37 n

27 38

1B 24 n1 n2

1B 25 n

1B 26

Select score mode

Select image graphics mode

ESC ( - n1 n2 m d1 d2

27 40 45 n1 n2 m d1 d2

ESC * m n1 27 42 m n1 n2 n2

1B 28 2D n1 n2 m d1 d2

1B 2A m n1 n2

Function

Set line spacing increments of n/360 per line; n = 0 to 255

Set/cancel underscore mode n Setting mode

0 Start underscore

1 End underscore

Select vertical tab channel; n = 0 to 7

Set 1/8-inch line spacing (8 lpi)

Set 1/6-inch line spacing (6 lpi)

Set line spacing in n/180-inch increments; n = 1 to 255

ASCII

ESC + n

ESC - n

ESC / n

ESC 0

ESC 2

ESC 3 n

Decimal

27 43 n

27 45 n

27 47 n

27 48

27 50

27 51 n

Hexadecimal

1B 2B n

1B 2D n

1B 2F n

1B 30

1B 32

1B 33 n

Set italic mode

Cancel italic mode

Enable printable range

ESC 4

ESC 5

ESC 6

Cancel printable range expansion ESC 7

Copy ROM font to RAM ESC :

Set unidirectional print by line

Set most significant bit

(MSB) to 0

ESC

ESC =

ESC Set most significant bit

(MSB) to 1

Reassign image graphics mode

Reset printer settings to the default values that were set when you turned on the printer

27 52

27 53

27 54

27 55

27 58

27 60

27 61

1B 34

1B 35

1B 36

1B 37

1B 3A

1B 3C

1B 3D

ESC ? n m 27 63 n m 1B 3F n m

ESC @

27 62

27 64

1B 3E

1B 40

Function

Set n/60-inch line spacing; n = 0 to 127

Set vertical tabs; n1, n2 = line numbers for tab stops

Set page length in lines; n = 1 to 127

Set page length in inches; n = 1 to 14

ASCII

ESC A n

ESC C n

Decimal

27 65 n

ESC B n1 n2 27 66 n1 n2

27 67 n

Hexadecimal

1B 41 n

1B 42 n1 n2

1B 43 n

Set horizontal tabs; n1 ... n32 = columns for tab stops

Set emphasized mode

(printing in twice the normal dot density)

Cancel emphasized mode set by ESC E

ESC C NUL n

ESC D n1 ... n32

ESC E

ESC F

27 67 0 n

27 68 n1 ... n32

27 69

27 70

1B 43 00 n

1B 44 n1 ... n32

1B 45

1B 46

Set double-strike mode ESC G

Cancel double-strike mode ESC H

ESC J n Perform n/180-inch line feed; n = 0 to 255

Set single-density graphics mode

27 71

27 72

27 74 n

ESC K n1 n2 27 75 n1 n2

1B 47

1B 48

1B 4A n

1B 4B n1 n2

Set double-density graphics mode

Set 12 cpi mode

ESC L n1 n2 27 76 n1 n2

Set perforation skip; n = 1 to 127 lines

ESC M

ESC N m

Cancel perforation skip ESC O

Set 10 cpi mode ESC P n

27 77

27 78 n

27 79

27 80 n

1B 4C n1 n2

1B 4D

1B 4E n

1B 4F

1B 50 n

Set right margin

Select international character set

ESC Q n

ESC R n

27 81 n

27 82 n

1B 51 n

1B 52 n

Function

Set super/subscript mode n Setting

0 Select superscript mode

1 Select subscript mode

Cancel super/subscript mode set by ESC S

Select print direction n Setting

0 Cancel unidirectional mode

1 Select unidirectional mode

Set/cancel double-wide mode n Setting

0 Cancel double-wide mode

1 Start double-wide mode

Set double-density graphics mode

Set quadruple density graphics mode

Set relative print position

ASCII

ESC S n

ESC T

ESC U n

ESC W n

Decimal

27 83 n

27 84

27 85 n

27 87 n

Hexadecimal

1B 53 n

1B 54

1B 55 n

1B 57 n

Set vertical tabs in channels; n = 0 to 7

Set 15 cpi mode; use ESC P to cancel

Select typeface

Set left margin

Set/cancel proportional space mode n Setting

0 Cancel PS mode

1 Start PS mode

Select character style

ESC Y n1 n2

ESC Z n1 n2

27 89 n1 n2

27 90 n1 n2

1B 59 n1 n2

1B 5A n1 n2

ESC \ n1 n2 27 92 n1 n2

1B 5C n1 n2

ESC b n 27 98 n 1B 62 n

ESC g

ESC k n 27 107 n 1B 6B n

ESC l n 27 108 n 1B 6C n

ESC p n 27 112 n 1B 70 n

ESC q n

27 103

27 113 n

1B 67

1B 71 n

Function

Select character set n Setting

0 Italics character set

1 Graphics character set

2 Remap download characters from 0-127 to 128-255

Set/cancel double-high mode n Setting

0 Cancel double-high mode

1 Start double-high mode

Set/cancel high quality mode n Setting

0 Cancel high quality mode

1 Start high quality mode

ASCII Decimal Hexadecimal

ESC t n 27 116 n 1B 74 n

ESC w n 27 119 n 1B 77 n

ESC x n 27 120 n 1B 78 n

Epson LQ Character Sets

In Epson LQ mode, your printer can access the following character sets: z z

Epson Italics character sets

Epson Graphics character set

The Italics character set has control codes in two places: between

ASCII 0 and ASCII 32, and also between ASCII 128 and ASCII 159. In addition, the Italics character set has the italics characters between

ASCII A0 and ASCII FF. All other characters are printable. The characters from ASCII 80 to ASCII FF correspond to IBM Character

Set 2.

Use DIP switch 5 to select the Epson character set. Set DIP switch 5

ON to select the Graphics character set, or set it OFF to select the

Italics character set.

To select an international character set, set DIP switches 6, 7, and 8, as follows:

Country

USA

United Kingdom

Germany

France

Denmark

Sweden

ON

ON

Italy ON

Spain ON

DIP switches

6 7

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

Epson Italics Character Set

8

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

NOTE: The characters in the shaded areas in the preceding table change according to the selected international character set.

Epson Graphics Character Set

NOTE: The characters in the shaded areas in the table above change according to the selected international character set.

International Character Set

Use the table below to determine what characters appear in the shaded areas of the Epson character sets.

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