BJ-10sx
USER
MANUAL
Canon
10sx Table of Contents
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Contents
Chapter Introduction .................................................................................................................
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Features and Benefits ......................................................................................... 1
Using This Manual ............................................................................................. 3
Customer Support ............................................................................................. 5
Setting Up the
Chapter
Printer ................................................................................................... 7
2
Unpacking the Printer ......................................................................................... 7
Examining the Printer .......................................................................................... 8
Assembling the Printer ...................................................................................... 12
Chapter Using the Printer ........................................................................................................
23
3
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 ..........................................................................................
Chapter
35
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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
Chapter Using the Printer With Software .................................................................................
47
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Setting Up Windows 3.1 for Your Printer .......................................................... 47
Setting Up Other Software Applications ............................................................ 53
Software and Printer Compatibility .................................................................... 55
Chapter Maintaining the Printer ...............................................................................................
57
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Cautions ........................................................................................................... 57
Cleaning the Printer ........................................................................................... 57
Replacing the Ink Cartridge ............................................................................... 59
Storing the Printer ............................................................................................. 65
Chapter Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................
67
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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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Cleaning the Print Head .................................................................................... 75
Chapter Customizing the Printer ..............................................................................................
77
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Factory Default Settings ................................................................................... 77
DIP Switch Settings ......................................................................................... 78
BJ-10e Mode ...................................................................................................80
Epson LQ Mode ............................................................................................. 82
Chapter Installing and Using Options .......................................................................................
85
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Sheet Feeder .................................................................................................. 85
Battery Pack ................................................................................................... 88
Appendix Printer Specifications .................................................................................................
95
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Options Specifications ................................................................................... 100
Appendix Interface Specifications ............................................................................................
103
B
Printer Mode Command Summaries and Character Sets ..........................................
Appendix
109
C
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 BJ10sx. 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, BJ10ex, 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.
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.
Conventions
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:
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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 Do not touch the print head on the ink cartridge or the
sharp edges around it.
z Do not hold the ink cartridge, or place it on a surface,
with the print head facing down.
z Do not attempt to disassemble the cartridge.
z 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.
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.
z Place the printer in a cool, dry, clean, well ventilated area. Avoid
placing it in direct sunlight.
z Set the printer on a sturdy, level surface. This is especially
important when traveling with the printer.
z Use the printer only where the temperature is stable and set for
human comfort.
z 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 Keep the printer and your computer away from potential
source of electromagnetic interference, such as loud
speakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
z Make sure there is enough room around the printer for
handling the paper.
z 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 Envelopes with windows, metal clasps, holes,
perforations, cutouts, double flaps, or peel-off sealing
strips.
z Envelopes that are specially coated or deeply embossed.
z 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 #Q070001-M1. You can also use CG3480 transparency film from
3M.
NOTE:
z Always feed transparencies from the bottom slot on the
printer.
z 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 FWD ADJ
or REV ADJ for fine adjustment. (See Chapter 4, Using
the Operator Panel, for details.)
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.
z 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.
z After installing a new ink cartridge, always perform the print head
cleaning procedure.
z Never touch the print head on the ink cartridge or attempt to
clean it with a cloth.
z Keep the inner cover closed when printing.
z For best printing quality, use a bond paper with a cotton fiber
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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 If you are traveling to another country, make sure the AC
adapter matches the power requirements of that country.
z 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.
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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
17 cpi
Proportional spacing
Return to the default
setting (10cpi)
Epson LQ mode
12 cpi
15 cpi
Proportional spacing
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
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
Selects
Emphasized
Double high
Double wide
Slashed zero
Unused
Return to default settings
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 You can select either Portrait or Landscape orientation by
clicking on the appropriate selection in the Orientation
box. The default is portrait orientation.
z Click on About in the main dialog box to display copyright
information regarding the Windows driver and its version
number.
z 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 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.
z 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.)
z Click on About in the Options dialog box to display copyright
information regarding the Windows driver and its version number.
z 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 BJ10ex 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 Set the printer on a stable surface before printing
z Do not set anything on top of the printer.
z Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect
the AC adapter or interface cable.
z Do not move the mechanism that holds the ink cartridge. You
may damage delicate mechanical parts.
z 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 Make sure the printer is turned off before cleaning it.
z When cleaning inside the printer, avoid the area near the
z
z
z
z
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 You have been using the ink cartridge for over one year.
z 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 BJ10sx. There fore, use only the BC-01 cartridge with this printer.
To avoid spilling ink, follow these precautions:
z Do not touch the print head on the ink cartridge or the
sharp edges around it.
z Do not hold the ink cartridge, or place it on a surface,
with the print head facing down.
z Do not attempt to disassemble the cartridge.
z Do not vigorously shake the cartridge while handling it.
z 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 Keep a new ink cartridge in its sealed container until you are
ready to use it.
z Store the ink cartridge at room temperature.
z Install the ink cartridge in the printer immediately after you open
the sealed container.
z 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 1800-423-2366. 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
Printer
ON
POWER
ERROR
Alarm
LINE
Off
Off
Off
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
ON
LINE
Off
ERROR Printer Alarm
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
Blinks every
0.5 seconds
ON LINE
Off
ERROR
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
Blinks
every 0.5
seconds
ON
ERROR Printer Alarm
LINE
Off On
Beeps five times; after five minutes, the printer beeps again and then turn
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.
Most probable
Remedy
Print results
cause
Blurred
Paper type
Try a different paper type; use
character
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
Printer is in
Set the printer to HQ mode.
characters economy mode
White
Print head is clogged Clean the print head.
streaks
Dots missing Print head is clogged Clean the print head
Irregular
Print head is clogged Clean the print head
dots
Print appears Paper thickness dial Adjust the paper thickness dial for
dirty
needs to be adjusted 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 Only use paper that matches the printer's specifications. See
Appendix A, Printer Specifications, for details.
z Make sure the inner cover is closed.
z Make sure the paper release lever is pressed all the way down.
z 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
6 lines per inch (lpi)
Print quality
High quality (HQ) mode
Print direction
Bi-directional
Font typeface
Courier
Text scale mode
Disabled
Alternate Graphics Mode Disabled
Page length
11 inches (279 mm)
Function
Code page
Character set
Horizontal tab stops
Buffer
Printer control mode
Emulation
Setting
437 (USA)
Character Set 1
Every 8 columns
Input = 37 KB
Download = 0 KB
BJ-10e
IBM X24E
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
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
1
Automatic sheet feeder
Disable
Enable
2
Text scale mode
Disabled
Enabled
3
Automatic line feed (LF) Normal CR CR + LF
4
Page length
11 inches
12 inches
(279 mm)
(305 mm)
5
Character set
Italics
Graphics
6, 7, 8
International character set See below
9, 10
Typeface
See below
11
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
DIP switches
6
7
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
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
9
10
Roman
OFF
OFF
Sans serif
OFF
ON
Draft
ON
**
** When DIP switch 9 is ON, the printer is in draft mode
regardless of the setting of DIP switch 10.
NOTE:
z The printer uses the font specified by your software
application regardless of the DIP switch settings.
z 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 Before using a new battery pack, charge it as described
later in this chapter.
z Use only the Canon NB-150 rechargeable battery pack
with the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-10sx.
z Do no attempt to disassemble a battery pack.
z Follow local regulations when disposing of a used battery
pack.
z Do not dispose of battery pack where it may come in
contact with fire.
z Keep foreign objects out of the battery compartment.
z Recharge the battery pack only when it is fully discharged.
Charging it before it is fully discharged reduces the battery
capacity
z Avoid touching the terminals on the battery pack.
z 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
IBM Proprinter X24E emulation or Canon Bubble Jet
mode:
Printer BJ-130e emulation
Epson LQ Epson LQ-510 emulation
mode:
Line Feed Pitch:
BJ-10e
1/6, 1/8, n/60, n/72, n/180, n/216, and n/360 inch (n:
mode:
programmable)
Epson LQ 1/6, 1/8, n/60, n/180, and n/360 inch (n: programmable)
mode:
Printing Characters
Font:
IBM Proprinter X24E
emulation
BJ-130e emulation
Epson LQ-510 emulation
Prestige (12 cpi) and Courier (other than
12 cpi)
Courier
Roman, Sans serif, and Draft
Pitch:
BJ-10e mode
Epson LQ mode
10, 12, and 17 cpi and PS
10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 cpi and PS
Cell composition:
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
10 cpi
5 cpi
17 cpi
8.5 cpi
12 cpi
6 cpi
PS
Characters per line
80 cpl
40 cpl
136 cpl
68 cpl
96 cpl
48 cpl
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
10 cpi
5 cpi
17 cpi
8.5 cpi
12 cpi
6 cpi
20 cpi
10 cpi
15 cpi
7.5 cpi
PS
Characters per line
80 cpl
40 cpl
136 cpl
68 cpl
96 cpl
48 cpl
160 cpl
80 cpl
120 cpl
60 cpl
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:
37 KB (or 3 KB)
0 KB (or 34 KB)
Epson LQ mode
Input buffer:
Download buffer:
10 KB
18 KB
Printing Area
Paper
Horizontal
a
7.2 to 8.5 in (182 to 216 mm)
b
0.13 in (3.4 mm) -- A4 size paper
0.25 in (6.4 mm) -- Letter-size paper
Vertical
c
d
e
Envelopes
10.1 to 14.0 in (257 to 356 mm)
0.33 in (8.5 mm)
0.5 in (12.7 mm)
Horizontal
a
b
c
9.5 in (240 mm)
0.25 in (6.4 mm)
0.25 in (6.4 mm)
Vertical
d
e
f
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
USA/Canada
AC 120V, 60Hz 30W
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:
DC 6V
1300 mAh
Approx. 40 pages per charge
(continuous use)
Physical Dimensions
Size:
Weight:
8.4 x 1.0 inches (213 x 25 mm)
Approx. 9.9 ox (280g)
Storing Environment
Temperature:
Humidity:
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 No. Signal
I/O
1 STROBE
IN
19 STROBE-OUT1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
DATA 8
ACKNLG
BUSY
PAPER END
SELECT
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
OUT
AUTO FEED XT2
15 NO CONNECTION
16 GND
17 FG
18 NO CONNECTION
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
DATA 1-RET
DATA 2-RET
DATA 3-RET
DATA 4-RET
DATA 5-RET
DATA 6-RET
DATA 7-RET
DATA 8-RET
ACKNLG-RET
BUSY-RET
PAPER END-RET
INIT
ERROR
IN
OUT
33 GND
34 NO CONNECTION
35 +5.0V3
36 SELECT IN2
1All-RETs are connected to GND.
2These signals are valid only in Epson LQ printer control mode.
3The 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 You press the ON LINE button to set the printer off-line.
z An error condition, such as out-of-paper, occurs.
z 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 1-800-4232366 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 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.
z 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
NUL
BEL
BS
Decimal
0
7
8
Hexadecimal
00
07
08
HT
9
09
LF
10
0A
VT
11
0B
FF
CR
SO
12
13
14
0C
0D
0E
SI
15
0F
DC1
DC2
DC3
DC4
CAN
SP
17
18
19
20
24
32
11
12
13
14
18
20
ESCape Sequence Codes
Function
ASCII
Set/cancel underscore ESC - n
mode
n Setting
0 End underscore
1 Start under score
Set 1/8-inch line spacing ESC0
(8 lpi)
Set 7/72-inch line
ESC 1
spacing
(7/72 inch per line)
Enable line spacing set ESC 2
by ESC A
Set graphics line
ESC 3 n
spacing in
n/180-inch increments;
n = 1 to 85
Set top of form
ESC 4
Set/cancel automatic LF ESC 5 n
n Setting
0 End automatic line
feed
1 Start automatic line
feed
Select IBM Character ESC 6
Set 2
Select IBM Character ESC 7
Set 1
Set 12-cpi, Prestige
ESC :
mode
Download 24-dot, font ESC = n1 n2 #
image
Download 48-dot, font ESC = n1 n2 %
image
Set text line spacing to ESC A n
n/72 inch
per line; n = 1 to 255
Set vertical tab;
ESC B n1 ...
n1 ... n64 = line
n64 NUL
numbers
for tab stops
Decimal
27 45 n
Hexadecimal
1B 2D n
2748
1B30
27 49
1B 31
27 50
1B 32
27 51 n
1B 33 n
27 52
27 53 n
1B 34
1B 35 n
27 54
1B 36
27 55
1B 37
27 58
1B 3A
27 61 n1 n2 1B 3D n1 n2 23
35
27 61 n1 n2 1B 3D n1 n2 25
37
27 65 n
1B 41 n
27 66 n1 ...
n64 0
1B 42 n1 ... n64
0
Function
Set page length in lines; n
= 1 to 255
Set page length in inches;
n = 1 to 14
Set horizontal tabs;
n1 ... n28 = columns for
tab stops
Set emphasized mode to
start
printing in twice the
normal dot density
Cancel emphasized mode
set by ESC E
Set double-strike mode
Cancel double-strike
mode
set by ESC G
Select font style
Perform graphics line
spacing;
n = 0 to 255
Set single-density image
graphics
Set double-density image
graphics
Set perforation skip; n = 0
to 255 lines
Cancel perforation skip
Set/cancel proportional
spacing mode
n Setting
0 End proportional
spacing
1 Start proportional
spacing
Deselect printer
Set all tabs to default
settings
ASCII
ESC C n
Decimal
27 67 n
Hexadecimal
1B 43 n
ESC C NUL n 27 67 0 n
1B 43 00 n
ESC D
27 68
n1...n28 NUL n1...n28 0
1B 44 n1...n28
00
ESC E
27 69
1B 45
ESC F
27 70
1B 46
ESC G
ESC H
27 71
27 72
1B 47
1B 48
ESC I n
ESC J n
27 73 n
27 74 n
1B 49 n
1B 4A n
ESC K n1 n2
27 75 n1 n2 1B 4B n1 n2
ESC L n1 n2
27 76 n1 n2 1B 4C n1 n2
ESC N n
27 78 n
1B 4E n
ESC O
ESC P n
27 79
27 80 n
1B 4F
1B 50 n
ESC Q n
ESC R
27 81 n
27 82
1B 51 n
1B 52
Function
ASCII
Decimal
Set super/subscript
ESC S n
27 83 n
mode
n Setting
0 Select superscript
mode
1 Select subscript mode
Cancel super/subscript ESC T
27 84
mode set by ESC S
Select printer direction ESC U n
27 85 n
Set/cancel double-wide ESC W n
27 87 n
mode
n Setting
0 Cancel double-wide
mode
1 Start double-wide
mode
Set horizontal margins; n ESC X n m 27 88 n m
and m = 0 to 255
Set double-density
ESC Y n1 27 89 n1 n2
image graphics mode
n2
Set quadruple-density ESC Z n1 n2 27 90 n1 n2
image graphics mode
Set/cancel presentation ESC [ @ n1 27 91 64 n1
highlight (double-high n2 m1 m2 n2 m1 m2 m3
mode)
m3 m4
m4
Select global font
ESC [ I
27 91 73
Set initial condition
ESC [ K n1 27 91 75 n1
n2
n2
Set code page
ESC [ T n1 27 91 84 n1
n2
n2
Change graphics line
ESC [ \ n1 27 91 92 n1
spacing
n2
n2
Select high resolution
ESC [ g n1 27 91 103 n1
graphics mode
n2
n2
Print continuously from ESC \ n1 n2 27 92 n1 n2
All Characters Chart
Hexadecimal
1B 53 n
1B 54
1B 55 n
1B 57 n
1B 58 n m
1B 59 n1 n2
1B 5A n1 n2
1B 5B 40 n1 n2
m1 m2 m3 m4
1B 5B 49
1B 5B 4B n1 n2
1B 5B 54 n1 n2
1B 5B 5C n1 n2
1B 5B 67 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
Relative move inline to the right
Set printer off-line
ASCII
ESC ^
Decimal
27 94
Hexadecimal
1B 5E
ESC _ n
27 95 n
1B 5F n
ESC d n1 27 100 n1 1B 64 n1 n2
n2
n2
ESC j
27 106
1B 6A
Alternate Graphics Mode codes
Select graphics mode (AGM)
ESC * m
n1 n2
ESC 3 n
Set graphics line spacing
(AGM); n = 0 to 255
Set text line spacing (AGM); n = ESC A n
1 to 85
Perform graphics line spacing
ESC J n
(AGM); n = 0 to 255
27 42 m n1 1B 2A m n1
n2
n2
27 51 n
1B 33 n
27 65 n
1B 41 n
27 74 n
1B 4A n
Decimal
28 67 66
28 67 74 n
m
Hexadecimal
1C 43 42
1C 43 4A n
m
Miscellaneous Control Codes
Function
Set 360 dpi graphics
Set/perform 1/360-inch graphics
line spacing
ASCII
FS C B
FS C J 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
Set 12 cpi, Prestige mode
BJ-130e
Set 12 cpi, Courier mode
ESC =
X24E
Download 24-dot, font image
BJ-130e
Download 48-dot, font image
ESC P
X24E
Draft proportional spacing not availble
BJ-130e
Draft proportional spacing available
ESC Q X24E
n = 35 or 36
BJ-10e
n = 35 or 37
ESC [ @ X24E
Shading and reverse modes are not available
BJ-130e
Shading and reverse modes can be set with m2
ESC [ K X24E
m1 is set to 0 if it is not defined
BJ-130e
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
ASCII
NUL
BEL
BS
HT
Decimal
0
7
8
9
Hexadecimal
00
07
08
09
LF
VT
10
11
0A
0B
FF
CR
SO
12
13
14
0C
0D
0E
SI
15
0F
DC1
DC2
17
18
11
12
DC3
DC4
19
20
13
14
Function
Cancel data
Start escape sequence
Insert space
Delete character
ASCII
CAN
ESC
SP
DEL
Decimal
24
27
32
127
Hexadecimal
18
1B
20
74
ESCape Sequence Codes
Function
Set double-wide mode by
line
Set condensed mode
Control sheet feeder
n Setting
R Eject paper
Set intercharacter space
Set/cancel various print
modes (Master Select)
Cancel most significant
bit (MSB) control
Set absolute print
position
Select download
character set
n Setting
0 Use ROM character set
1 Use RAM character set
Define downloaded
characters
Select score mode
Select image graphics
mode
ASCII
ESC SO
Decimal
27 14
Hexadecimal
1B 0E
ESC SI
27 15
ESC EM n 27 25 n
1B 0F
1B 19 n
ESC SP n
ESC ! n
27 32 n
27 33 n
1B 20 n
1B 21 n
ESC #
27 35
1B 23
ESC $ n1
n2
ESC % n
27 36 n1 n2
1B 24 n1 n2
27 37 n
1B 25 n
ESC &
27 38
1B 26
ESC ( - n1
n2 m d1 d2
ESC * m n1
n2
27 40 45 n1
n2 m d1 d2
27 42 m n1
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
Set italic mode
Cancel italic mode
Enable printable range
Cancel printable range expansion
Copy ROM font to RAM
Set unidirectional print by line
Set most significant bit
(MSB) to 0
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
ASCII
ESC + n
Decimal Hexadecimal
27 43 n 1B 2B n
ESC - n
27 45 n
1B 2D n
ESC / n
27 47 n
1B 2F n
ESC 0
27 48
1B 30
ESC 2
27 50
1B 32
ESC 3 n
27 51 n
1B 33 n
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC 6
ESC 7
ESC :
ESC
ESC =
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
27 62
1B 3E
ESC ? n m 27 63 n m 1B 3F n m
ESC @
27 64
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
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
Set double-strike mode
Cancel double-strike mode
Perform n/180-inch line
feed;
n = 0 to 255
Set single-density
graphics mode
Set double-density
graphics mode
Set 12 cpi mode
Set perforation skip;
n = 1 to 127 lines
Cancel perforation skip
Set 10 cpi mode
Set right margin
Select international
character set
ASCII
ESC A n
Decimal
27 65 n
Hexadecimal
1B 41 n
ESC B n1 n2 27 66 n1 n2 1B 42 n1 n2
ESC C n
27 67 n
1B 43 n
ESC C NUL 27 67 0 n
n
ESC D n1 ... 27 68 n1 ...
n32
n32
1B 43 00 n
ESC E
27 69
1B 45
ESC F
27 70
1B 46
ESC G
ESC H
ESC J n
27 71
27 72
27 74 n
1B 47
1B 48
1B 4A n
1B 44 n1 ...
n32
ESC K n1 n2 27 75 n1 n2 1B 4B n1 n2
ESC L n1 n2 27 76 n1 n2 1B 4C n1 n2
ESC M
ESC N m
27 77
27 78 n
1B 4D
1B 4E n
ESC O
ESC P n
ESC Q n
ESC R n
27 79
27 80 n
27 81 n
27 82 n
1B 4F
1B 50 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
Decimal
27 83 n
Hexadecimal
1B 53 n
ESC T
27 84
1B 54
ESC U n
27 85 n
1B 55 n
ESC W n
27 87 n
1B 57 n
ESC Y n1
n2
ESC Z n1
n2
ESC \ n1 n2
1B 59 n1 n2
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 b n
27 89 n1
n2
27 90 n1
n2
27 92 n1
n2
27 98 n
1B 62 n
ESC g
27 103
1B 67
ESC k n
ESC l n
ESC p n
27 107 n
27 108 n
27 112 n
1B 6B n
1B 6C n
1B 70 n
ESC q n
27 113 n
1B 71 n
1B 5A n1 n2
1B 5C n1 n2
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
ESC t n
Decimal Hexadecimal
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 Epson Italics character sets
z 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
Italy
Spain
Epson Italics Character Set
DIP switches
6
7
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
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.