User`s guide | Epson 24-Pin Printer User Manual

24-Pin Dot
Matrix Printer
24-Pin Dot
Matrix Printer
User's Guide
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User's Guide
User's Guide
4011804
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Control Panel Buttons and Lights
Font button
Selects the font.
See Chapter 5.
Condensed button
Turns on and off the
condensed mode.
Font lights
Indicate which
font is selected.
Condensed light
Lights up when the
condensed mode is
on.
LF/FF button
Feeds paper line by
line when pressing
shortly.
● Ejects a single sheet
or advances
continuous paper to
the next top-of-form
position when held
down.
●
Paper Out light
On when no paper is
loaded in the
selected paper
source or paper is not
loaded correctly.
● Flashes when paper
has not been fully
ejected or a paper
jam has occurred.
●
Load/Eject button
Pause button
Tear Off/Bin button
Stops printing temporarily,
● Advances continuous paper to the ● Loads a single sheet of
paper.
and resumes printing
tear-off position.
●
Ejects
a
single
sheet
of
when pressed again.
● Feeds continuous paper backward
paper if a sheet is
When pressed for three
from the tear-off position to the toploaded.
seconds, turns on the
of-form position.
●
Loads
continuous
paper
*micro adjust mode. To
● Selects a cut-sheet feeder bin when
from the standby
turn off, press again.
the cut-sheet feeder is installed.
position.
● Turns on the card mode to print on
Pause light
●
Feeds
continuous
paper
postcards and envelopes. See
● On when the printer is
backward to the
Chapter 3.
paused.
standby position.
● Flashes when the
Tear Off/Bin lights
printer is in the *micro
● f f when continuous paper is in the
adjust mode.
tear-off position.
● Flashes when the print
● o n when bin 1 of the optional cuthead has overheated.
sheet feeder is selected.
● n o when bin 2 of the optional cutsheet feeder is selected.
● n n when the printer is in the card
*Micro Adjust mode
mode.
When you hold down the Pause button for three
seconds, the printer enters the micro adjust mode. In
this mode, you can press the LF/FFD and Load/EjectU
n = On
f = Flashing
buttons to adjust the top-of-form or tear-off position.
o = Off
See Chapter 2.
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24-Pin Dot Matrix Printer
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system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,
recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON
printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of
this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser
or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized
modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly
comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance instructions.
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the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original
EPSON Products or EPSON Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
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Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be
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Copyright © 1999 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan.
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FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.
❑ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
❑ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
❑ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected
❑ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate
the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits
established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and
use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Contents
Getting to Know Your Printer
Easy-to-Use Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Available Paper Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Printing on continuous paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Printing on single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Print Head Caution Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
For United Kingdom Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Use of options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How To Use Your Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 1 Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Positioning the continuous paper supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Attaching the Paper Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Installing the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Installing the printer software in Windows 95, 98,
or NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Installing the printer software in Windows 3.1
or NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
For DOS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
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Chapter 2 Printing on Continuous Paper
Setting the Paper Release Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Paper Thickness Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Push Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper onto the push tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a printed document from the push tractor. . . .
Removing the push tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reinstalling the tractor in the push position . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Tractor in the Pull Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the tractor in the pull position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper onto the pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the paper from the pull tractor. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using two tractors in the push/pull combination . . . . . . .
Removing the pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Multipart Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Continuous Paper With Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing continuous paper with labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Between Printing on Continuous Paper and
Printing on Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching to printing on single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching to printing on continuous paper. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advancing the Paper to the Tear-Off Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Tear Off/Bin button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advancing the paper to the tear-off position
automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-12
2-13
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2-21
2-22
2-24
2-26
2-27
2-28
2-29
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2-30
2-31
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2-34
2-35
2-35
Chapter 3 Printing on Single Sheets
Using Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available paper types and paper slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading single-sheet multipart forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading postcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Single Sheets in the Top Paper Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Single Sheets in the Front Paper Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4 Using the Printer Software
About Your Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 95 and 98 . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . 4-3
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu. . . . . . . . 4-5
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . 4-12
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel . . . . . 4-14
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . 4-16
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu. . . . . . . . 4-18
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . 4-25
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel . . . . . 4-27
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Using the EPSON Remote! Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Installing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Accessing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Chapter 5 Changing Printer Settings From the Printer’s Control
Panel
Selecting a Built-In Font and Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
About Your Printer’s Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Changing default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Chapter 6 Using EPSON Status Monitor 3
About the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
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Chapter 7 Troubleshooting
Using the Error Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power supply problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Single-sheet paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . .
Continuous paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . .
Wrong top-of-form position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wrong tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing or printout quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing Paper Jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Hex Dump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-5
7-6
7-8
7-9
7-10
7-11
7-16
7-17
7-18
7-19
Appendix A Enhancing Your Printer With Options
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper handling options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional interface cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Optional Cut-Sheet Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an optional cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper in the single-bin cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . .
Loading paper in the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder. . . . .
Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder. . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting your paper path (bin 1 or bin 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching between continuous paper and single-sheet
paper in the cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Roll Paper Holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembling the roll paper holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the roll paper holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading roll paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using an Optional Front Sheet Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the front sheet guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading paper in the front sheet guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an Interface Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Appendix C Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Paper alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-10
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-11
Safety approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
CE marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
Command Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
EPSON ESC/P2 control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-19
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-20
International character sets for the Italic table . . . . . . . . . . . C-31
Appendix D Customer Support Information
Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2
For North American Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Electronic support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Automated telephone services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Users. . . . . . . D-5
Enquiry Desk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-5
Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-5
Faxon EPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
EPtec-Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and
utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
For Australian Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
EPSON FAXBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
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EPSON Bulletin Board System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Your dealer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Helpdesk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Singapore Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet home page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic bulletin board system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical support hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Your EPSON® LQ-580/LQ-570e 24-pin dot matrix printer
provides high-quality printing and great performance in a
compact design.
LQ-570e is the name used in the United States, Canada and Latin
America.
Features include:
❏ A variety of paper paths to suit your printing needs
❏ The ability to handle a wide range of paper types, including
continuous paper, multipart forms with one original and up
to four copies, labels, single sheets, envelopes, and postcards
❏ High-speed printing of up to 400 characters per second at 10
characters per inch
Your printer also comes with printer driver software, the EPSON
Status Monitor 3 utility for Microsoft® Windows® 95, 98, or NT
4.0 that lets you check the status of your printer quickly and easily,
and other software. In addition, many options are available to suit
your individual needs.
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Easy-to-Use Features
This section highlights some easy-to-use features that you’ll find
helpful.
❏ Use the tear-off feature to save paper.
If you load paper in the push tractor, you can use the tear-off
feature to advance your continuous paper to the printer’s tearoff edge when you finish printing. Then you can easily tear
off printed sheets and save paper normally lost between
documents. For more information, see Chapter 2.
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❏ Use the paper release lever to change the paper path without
removing continuous paper from the push tractor.
When using the paper release lever, you can easily switch to
printing on single sheets without removing the continuous
paper loaded in the push tractor. For more information, see
Chapter 2.
paper release lever
❏ Use the micro adjust feature to adjust the top-of-form and
tear-off positions. (See the Glossary for explanations of the
top-of-form and tear-off positions.)
The micro adjust feature allows you to move the paper
forward or backward in 1/180-inch increments so that you can
make precise adjustments to the top-of-form and tear-off
positions. For more information, see Chapter 2.
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Available Paper Paths
Your printer provides a variety of paper paths for printing on
continuous and single-sheet paper. As described below, paper can
be fed into the printer from the top, front, bottom, or rear. You can
select the paper path that best suits your current printing needs.
Printing on continuous paper
You can choose from two tractor positions (push and pull) and
three paper entry slots (front, rear, and bottom) for continuous
paper printing. This section helps you determine which paper
paths and tractor positions are best for your continuous paper
printing needs. See the appropriate sections in Chapter 2 for
tractor installation and paper loading instructions.
Using the push tractor
If you often need to tear off sheets of continuous paper (for
example, if you are printing purchase orders or sales slips), it is
best to use the push tractor. This allows you to use the printer’s
tear-off edge to easily tear off printed sheets of continuous paper
at the perforation. Also, when continuous paper is loaded on the
push tractor, you can load single sheets of paper from the paper
guide without removing the continuous paper from the tractor.
The tractor is installed in the rear push position when the printer
is shipped. See the table below for details about the corresponding
paper-feeding path.
Tractor position
Description
Caution:
Do not load continuous paper with labels in the rear
slot; the labels may come off their backing sheet
inside the printer and cause a paper jam.
push
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Using a pull tractor
If you often print on thick or heavy continuous paper, such as
multipart forms or continuous paper with labels, use a tractor in
the pull position. The pull tractor provides you with the best
paper jam prevention, and allows you to load continuous paper
from the front, rear, or bottom of the printer. However, you cannot
use the tear-off feature with the pull tractor.
Note:
If you plan to use a tractor in the pull position, you can remove the tractor
from the rear push position and reinstall it in the pull position, or you
can purchase an optional tractor unit (C80020✽) and install it in the
pull position. See Chapter 2 for instructions.
You can use the front, bottom, or rear paper slot with the pull
tractor.
Paper slot
Description
If you print on thick paper such as multipart forms or
continuous paper with labels, use the front paper
slot because this paper path is almost straight. This
reduces the chance of paper jams.
front
The bottom paper slot has the straightest paper
path, so it is the best slot to use when printing on
thick paper, such as multipart forms or continuous
paper with labels.
bottom
Note:
When loading paper in the bottom slot, be sure to
use a printer stand with an opening large enough
for the paper to feed through it without obstruction.
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You can also load continuous paper from the rear
pull tractor position.
rear
Note:
Paper loaded from the rear slot results in a curved
paper path, which may affect loading
performance, so use the front or bottom slot
whenever possible.
Caution:
Do not load continuous paper with labels in the rear
slot; the labels may come off their backing sheet
inside the printer and cause a paper jam.
Using the push and pull tractor in combination
You can improve paper feeding and reduce paper jams by using
two tractors at the same time. This is especially helpful for
printing on continuous preprinted forms or multipart forms and
for printing high-quality graphics.
Combination
Description
To use the push tractor with the pull tractor, you
need to purchase the optional pull tractor
(C80020✻) and install it in the pull position.
rear push
and pull
Caution:
Do not load continuous paper with labels onto the
push tractor even when it is used in combination
with the pull tractor. If you load continuous paper
with labels onto the rear push/pull tractor, the labels
may come off their backing sheet inside the printer
and cause a paper jam.
Note:
For more information on how to use two tractors in the push and pull
combination, see “Using two tractors in the push/pull combination” on
page 2-22.
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Printing on single sheets
You can load single sheets from the top or the front of the printer.
You can load ordinary single sheets from either position, even
with continuous paper already loaded in the push tractor.
This section helps you determine which paper slot best suits your
single-sheet printing needs. See Chapter 3 for paper loading
instructions.
Loading paper in the top slot
You can load ordinary single sheets, envelopes, or postcards in
the top slot.
Note:
Load envelopes in the top slot only.
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Loading paper in the front slot
You can load ordinary single sheets, single-sheet multipart forms,
or postcards in the front slot.
Note:
Always use the front paper slot to load single-sheet multipart forms.
Options
Your printer comes with everything necessary to print on
continuous paper and single sheets using a variety of paper paths.
By adding options, such as a cut-sheet feeder, pull tractor unit,
roll paper holder, or front sheet guide, you can further expand
your printer’s versatility. Optional interface cards are also
available to supplement your printer’s built-in parallel interface.
For more information on options for your printer, see Appendix
A, “Enhancing Your Printer With Options.”
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Ribbon Cartridge
Your printer uses the following ribbon cartridges:
EPSON black ribbon cartridge
#7753
EPSON film ribbon cartridge
#7768
When printing becomes faint, you need to replace the ribbon
cartridge. Genuine EPSON ribbon cartridges are designed and
manufactured to work properly with your EPSON printer. They
ensure proper operation and long life of the print head and other
printer parts.
To replace a used ribbon cartridge, follow the instructions in
“Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge” on page 1-5.
Note:
Use the optional film ribbon cartridge when you want especially high
quality printing. For everyday operations, use the standard black ribbon
cartridge.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heat source.
❏ Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not operate
properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❏ Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet.
Do not insert objects through the slots.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s
label.
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❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air
control systems that regularly switch on and off.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❏ If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the
total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make
sure the total of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does
not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
❏ Unplug the printer before cleaning, and clean it with a damp
cloth only.
❏ Do not spill liquid on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service the printer yourself.
❏ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified
personnel under the following conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the
printer; if the printer has been dropped or the cabinet
damaged; or if the printer does not operate normally or
exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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Printer parts marked with this symbol may be hot.
Turn off the printer and let it cool for a few minutes
before you touch any printer part marked with this
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❏ If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the
following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and overcurrent protection for this printer, the building installation
must be protected by a 16 amp circuit breaker.
Note for German-speaking users:
Bei Anschluß des Druckers an die Stromversorgung muß
sichergestellt werden, daß die Gebäudeinstallation mit einem 16 AÜberstromschalter abgesichert ist.
Print Head Caution Symbol
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The symbol on the print head indicates that this
part may be hot. Never touch the print head just
after the printer has been used. Let the print head
cool for a few minutes before touching it.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is a
voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and scanners
in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power generation.
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For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages
or problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by Epson (UK) Limited.
Safety information
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Warning:
This appliance must be earthed. Refer to the rating plate for
voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to the
supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance
are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow — Earth
Blue — Neutral
Brown — Live
If you have to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not match
coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a plug, please
proceed as follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth symbol (G).
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
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If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
How To Use Your Manuals
This User’s Guide provides detailed information on setting up and
using your printer. The Quick Reference Guide that also comes with
the printer summarizes basic information on how to use the
printer.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
This guide uses the following conventions:
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Warnings must be followed to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation
of your printer.
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Chapter 1
1
Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Positioning the continuous paper supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Attaching the Paper Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Installing the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Installing the printer software in Windows 95, 98,
or NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Installing the printer software in Windows 3.1
or NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
For DOS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
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Unpacking the Printer
Besides this guide, your printer box should include an EPSON
printer software CD-ROM, a Notice Sheet, and the following
items:
printer
paper guide
power cord
ribbon cartridge
Note:
Depending on your printer model, the power cord may be permanently
attached to the printer. Also, the shape of the power cord plug varies
depending on the country of purchase; be sure the plug you have is the
right one for your location.
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There are several models of the printer designed for different
voltages, and it is not possible to adjust the printer for use with
another voltage. If the label on the back of the printer does not
show the correct voltage for your country, contact your dealer.
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You must remove all protective materials packed around and
inside your printer before you set it up and turn on the power.
Follow the directions on the Notice Sheet (packed with the
printer) to remove these materials.
Save all packing and protective materials in case you need to ship
the printer in the future. It should always be transported in its
original packaging or equivalent materials.
Choosing a Place for the Printer
Follow the guidelines below when selecting a location for your
printer.
❏ Place the printer on a flat, stable surface. The printer will not
operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
❏ Place the printer where you can easily connect it to a network
interface cable, if necessary.
❏ Leave adequate room around the printer for easy operation
and maintenance.
❏ Avoid using or storing the printer in places subject to rapid
changes in temperature and humidity. Keep it away from
direct sunlight, strong light, heat sources, or excessive
moisture or dust.
❏ Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
❏ Place the printer near a wall outlet where you can easily
unplug the power cord.
Note for French-speaking users:
Placez l'imprimante près d'une prise de contact où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
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❏ Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers. An interruption in power can erase
information in the memory of your printer or computer.
Also avoid outlets on the same circuit as large motors or other
appliances that can cause voltage fluctuations.
❏ Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources
of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Use a grounded power outlet; do not use an adapter plug.
❏ Make sure the paper path is clear and unobstructed before
you print on continuous paper. (See the next section.)
If you plan to use a printer stand, follow these guidelines:
❏ Use a stand that supports at least 20 kg (44 lb).
❏ Never use a stand that tilts the printer. The printer should
always be kept level.
❏ Position your printer’s power cord and interface cable so they
do not interfere with paper feeding. If possible, secure the
cables to a leg of the printer stand.
Positioning the continuous paper supply
Before using continuous paper, make sure you line up your paper
supply with the tractor feeder so the paper feeds smoothly into
the printer, as shown below.
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Installing or Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON black ribbon
cartridges (#7753) or EPSON film ribbon cartridge (#7768).
Products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your
printer not covered by warranties.
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You will need to move the print head by hand to install or replace
the ribbon cartridge. If you have just used the printer, the print
head may be hot; let it cool for a few minutes before touching it.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
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Caution:
Moving the print head while the printer is on may damage
the printer.
2. If the printer is connected to an electrical outlet, unplug it from
the outlet.
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3. Lift the printer cover by its back edge and then pull it straight
up and off.
4. Push up the tabs on each side of the paper tension unit and
lift the unit up and off the printer. Store the paper tension
unit in a safe place.
Note:
When the pull tractor is installed, it is not necessary to remove the
paper tension unit.
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5. Make sure that the print head is not hot; if it is, let it cool for
a few minutes before touching it. Then slide the print head to
the middle of the printer by hand.
6. If a used ribbon cartridge is installed, grasp the cartridge by
its handle and pull it straight up. Properly dispose of the used
ribbon cartridge.
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7. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from the package. Turn the
ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the arrow to
remove any slack in the ribbon.
ribbon-tightening knob
8. Hold the ribbon cartridge by its handle and push it firmly
down into position; then press on both ends of the cartridge
to make sure the plastic hooks fit into the slots.
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9. Use a pointed object, such as a ball point pen, to guide the
ribbon between the print head and ribbon guide. Turn the
ribbon-tightening knob to help feed the ribbon into place.
10. Slide the print head from side to side to make sure it moves
smoothly. Also check that the ribbon is not twisted or creased.
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11. To replace the paper tension unit, lower it onto the printer’s
mounting pegs. Then press down both ends of the unit until
it clicks into place.
12. Replace the printer cover by first inserting the front tabs into
the slots on the printer and then lowering the cover into place.
Push it down until it clicks.
Note:
You install the optional #7768 film ribbon cartridge the same way
you install the ribbon cartridge. However, you should follow the
guidelines below when using a film ribbon:
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❏ Print on ordinary paper only.
❏ Move the paper-thickness lever to the next lowest position.
Attaching the Paper Guide
To install the paper guide follow these steps:
1. Make sure the paper guide cover is open as shown below.
Attach the paper guide by sliding the slots on the bottom of
the paper guide over the printer's pegs. Then tilt the guide
back until it stops.
paper tension unit
paper guide cover
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the printer's pegs on each side of the printer.
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2. Close the paper guide cover.
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Plugging in the Printer
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1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure its
voltage matches that of your electrical outlet. Also make sure
the plug on your printer’s power cord matches your electrical
outlet.
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It is not possible to change the printer’s voltage. If the rated
voltage and your outlet voltage do not match, contact your
dealer for assistance. Do not plug in the power cord.
3. If the power cord is not attached to the printer, plug the
appropriate end into the AC inlet on the back of the printer.
4. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical
outlet.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
Your printer has two separate interface connections: an IEEE-1284
compatible parallel interface and Type B optional interface. See
“Optional interface cards” on page A-4 for more information.
If your computer requires a different type of printer interface, you
should be able to use one of the optional interfaces described on
“Optional interface cards” on page A-4.
Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer
using a parallel interface connector, or a ground wire connector.
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the parallel interface
connector.
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3. Squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place on both
sides of the connector.
4. If your cable has a ground wire, connect it to the printer’s
ground connector as shown below.
5. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer.
After you connect the printer to your computer, install the printer
software as described in the next section.
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Installing the Printer Software
After you connect the printer to your computer, you need to
install the software included on the EPSON printer software CDROM shipped with your printer.
Your printer software includes:
❏ Printer driver
The printer driver is the software that runs, or “drives,” your
printer. With it, you can make printer settings such as print
quality, resolution, and paper size.
❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 only)
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 notifies you of printer errors and
displays printer status information.
❏ EPSON Remote! (a DOS-based printer setup utility)
The EPSON Remote! utility allows you to easily change the
printer’s default settings from the computer screen. See
“Using the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 4-30.
To install the printer software, see “Installing the printer software
in Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0” or “Installing the printer software
in Windows 3.1 or NT 3.5x” in this section. If you are using DOS,
see “For DOS programs” on page 1-19.
Installing the printer software in Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0
Follow the steps below to install the printer software in Windows
95, 98, or NT 4.0:
Note:
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows NT 4.0 may require
network administration privileges. Ask your administrator for more
information.
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❏ If you wish to make a diskette version of the printer software on your
CD-ROM, insert the CD and run the EPSETUP program. In the
dialog box that appears, click the Driver disk creation utility
button and follow the on-screen instructions.
❏ If you are using the diskette version of the EPSON software, make
a backup copy of the EPSON printer software disk or disks before
you begin installation.
1. Make sure Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 is running and the
printer is off.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
The Install dialog box appears. (If you are using diskettes,
insert the diskette in a disk drive, then double-click the Drive
icon and double-click the Setup.exe icon.)
3. Click Install to start the printer software installation.
4. Select your printer from the list, then follow the instructions
on the screen.
Note:
❏ If the New Hardware Found screen or any other wizard appears
when you turn on your computer, click Cancel and follow the steps
above.
❏ Installation time varies depending on your computer.
For information on opening and using the software, see Chapter 4,
“Using the Printer Software.” When you install the printer driver
on Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0, EPSON Status Monitor 3 will also be
installed. See Chapter 6 for information on installing and using the
Status Monitor.
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Installing the printer software in Windows 3.1 or NT 3.5x
Follow the steps below to install the printer software in Windows
3.1 or NT 3.5x systems.
Note:
Installing the printer software on Windows NT 3.5x may require
network administration privileges. Ask your administrator for more
information.
1. Make sure Windows is running and the Program Manager
window is open.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM shipped with your
printer in the CD-ROM drive. (If you are using diskettes,
insert Disk1 of your printer software in a disk drive.)
3. Choose Run from the File menu. The Run dialog box appears.
In the Command Line box, type D:SETUP. (If your CD-ROM
drive has a drive letter other than “D,” or if you are using a
diskette, substitute the appropriate drive letter.) Then click OK.
If you wish to make a diskette version of the printer software
on your CD-ROM, type EPSETUP instead of SETUP. In the
dialog box that appears, click the Driver disk creation utility
button and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Select your printer from the list.
5. The installation program begins copying the printer software
files.
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6. When the installation is complete, click OK to exit the
installation program.
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The installation program automatically selects the LQ-580/LQ570e as the default printer for Windows applications.
For information on opening and using the software, see Chapter 4,
“Using the Printer Software.”
For DOS programs
To control the printer from DOS application programs, you need
to select the printer you are using or another available printer
from the printer list of your application.
Choose the EPSON LQ-580/LQ-570e printer at the appropriate
step in the setup or installation procedure of your DOS
application program. If the list in your application does not
include the LQ-580/LQ-570e printer, choose the first available
printer from this list:
LQ-580/LQ-570e
LQ-870
LQ-570/570+
LQ-850+
LQ-850
LQ-510/550
LQ-200
LQ-500
LQ-860+
LQ-2550
LQ-2500
LQ-800
LQ-1500
Note:
If your application does not list a suitable alternative, contact the
software manufacturer to see if an update is available.
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Chapter 2
Printing on Continuous Paper
Setting the Paper Release Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Setting the Paper Thickness Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Using the Push Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Loading paper onto the push tractor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Removing a printed document from the push tractor . . . . . 2-11
Removing the push tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Reinstalling the tractor in the push position . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Using the Tractor in the Pull Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Installing the tractor in the pull position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Loading paper onto the pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Removing the paper from the pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Using two tractors in the push/pull combination. . . . . . . . . 2-22
Removing the pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Loading Multipart Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Loading Continuous Paper With Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Removing continuous paper with labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Switching Between Printing on Continuous Paper and
Printing on Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Switching to printing on single sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Switching to printing on continuous paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Advancing the Paper to the Tear-Off Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Using the Tear Off/Bin button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Advancing the paper to the tear-off position automatically 2-35
Adjusting the tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
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Setting the Paper Release Lever
There are several ways you can load continuous paper in the
printer, including the push tractor. Use the paper release lever to
indicate the paper source you want to use, as described in the table
below.
Note:
To decide which paper source and paper path best suits your printing
needs, see “Available Paper Paths” on page 4.
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The table below describes each paper release lever position.
Paper release
lever position
Description
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Single-sheet position
For loading single-sheet paper from the top or front
slot. For information on loading single sheets, see
Chapter 3.
Push tractor position
For loading continuous paper from the tractor
installed in the push position. Also set the lever to this
position when using the push and pull tractor in
combination.
Pull tractor position
For loading continuous paper from the tractor
installed on top of the printer in the pull position.
When the tractor is in the pull position, you can load
paper in the front, rear, or bottom slot.
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Setting the Paper Thickness Lever
Setting the paper thickness lever allows the printer to
accommodate various thicknesses of paper. The paper thickness
lever is located under the printer cover. You can select one of eight
positions identified by the scale next to the lever.
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Use the following table to set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper.
Paper type*
Lever position
Ordinary (single sheets or continuous paper)
-1 or 0
Carbonless multipart forms with:
2 parts (original + 1 copy)
3 parts (original + 2 copies)
4 parts (original + 3 copies)
5 parts (original + 4 copies)
1
2
3
5
Continuous paper with labels**
2
Postcard
2
Envelopes
2 to 6
2
* See Appendix C for complete paper specifications.
** Continuous paper with labels cannot be used with the push tractor. To use
them, install the tractor unit in the pull position.
Note:
❏ If the printed image is smeared, you may need to set the paper
thickness lever one position higher to improve print quality.
❏ If the printed image is faint or has many gaps, you may need to set
the paper thickness lever one position lower to improve print quality.
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Using the Push Tractor
To use the push tractor, load continuous paper in the rear slot. For
information on when to use the push tractor, see “Available Paper
Paths” on page 4.
Note:
The tractor is installed in the push position when the printer is shipped.
If a tractor is not installed in the push position, go to “Reinstalling the
tractor in the push position” on page 2-13.
Loading paper onto the push tractor
If a tractor is installed in the pull position, you need to remove it
and install the paper tension unit as described on “Removing the
pull tractor” on page 2-24 before using the push tractor.
Note:
To avoid paper jams, it is best to load thick multipart forms using the
front or bottom slot and the pull tractor.
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the labels may come off their backing sheet inside the printer and
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To load paper onto the push tractor, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Open the paper guide cover and remove the paper guide by
holding both edges and lifting it up.
3. Set the paper release lever to the push tractor position. Set the
paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover) to the
proper position for your paper’s thickness.
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4. Release the left and right sprockets by pulling the sprocket
lock levers forward.
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5. Slide the left sprocket to the left margin of the paper using the
scale on the printer. (Printing starts at the “0” mark.) Then
push the lever back to lock it in place.
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Note:
See Appendix C, “Paper alignment” and “Printable area,” for more
information on the left margin position.
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6. Slide the right sprocket to match the width of your paper, but
do not lock it. Move the paper support midway between the
two sprockets as shown in step 5.
7. Make sure your paper has a clean, straight edge. Then open
both sprocket covers and fit the first three holes of the paper,
printable side down, over the tractor pins. Then close the
sprocket covers.
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8. Slide the right sprocket to remove any slack in the paper; then
lock it in place by pushing the sprocket lock down.
9. Attach the paper guide as described on “Attaching the Paper
Guide” on page 1-11. After installing the paper guide, grab
the center section of the paper guide, lift it up and lay it flat.
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10. Slide the edge guides to the middle of the paper guide. Then
close the paper guide cover.
11. Turn on the printer. You may need to check and change the
printer driver settings as described in Chapter 4. When the
printer receives data, it automatically loads the paper and
starts printing. The printed pages are fed over the paper guide
toward the back of the printer.
12. After you finish printing, follow the steps in the next section
to tear off your printed document. If the first printed line on
your page appears too high or low, you can change its position
by using the micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting the Top-ofForm Position” on page 2-31.
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Removing a printed document from the push tractor
To remove the printed document, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the Tear Off/Bin lights are flashing. (This indicates
your paper is at the current tear-off position.) You may need
to press the Tear Off/Bin button.
2. Open the paper guide cover, and tear off the printed
document using the tear-off edge of the paper tension unit.
Note:
If your paper’s perforation is not properly aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the tear-off position using the micro adjust
feature. See “Adjusting the tear-off position” on page 2-35.
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damage the printer or cause it to lose the tear-off position.
3. Close the paper guide cover.
When you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds
the paper back to the top-of-form position and starts printing.
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To feed continuous paper to the standby position where you can
remove the paper, press the Load/Eject button. (See the Glossary
for an explanation of the standby position.) Then open the
sprocket covers of the tractor and remove the paper.
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Load/Eject button. Reverse feeding several pages at a time may
cause a paper jam.
Removing the push tractor
To remove the tractor from the push position, follow these steps:
1. Remove any paper from the tractor as described in the
previous section.
2. Turn off the printer.
3. Remove the paper guide by holding both edges and lifting it
up.
4. Press the tractor’s lock tabs, tilt the tractor up, and lift it out
of the printer.
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Reinstalling the tractor in the push position
If a tractor is installed in the pull position, you need to remove it
and install the paper tension unit as described on “Removing the
pull tractor” on page 2-24 before using the push tractor.
To reinstall the tractor in the push position, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Remove the paper guide by holding both edges and lifting it
up.
3. Hook the tractor's hooks on the pins inside the printer and
press down both ends of the tractor to make sure that it is
firmly seated.
You are now ready to load continuous paper onto the push
tractor. To remove the tractor, see “Removing the push tractor”
on page 2-12.
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Using the Tractor in the Pull Position
Using the tractor in the pull position is ideal for printing on thick
and heavy continuous paper, such as multipart forms or
continuous paper with labels. However, you cannot use the tearoff feature with the pull tractor.
Because thick paper requires a straight paper path to avoid paper
jams, you should load paper in the front or bottom slot when
using the pull tractor.
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the labels may come off their backing sheet inside the printer and
cause a paper jam.
To further reduce the chance of paper jams and improve the
performance of continuous paper, you can use two tractors in
combination. When using this printing method, load the paper
onto both the push tractor and the pull tractor. See “Using two
tractors in the push/pull combination” on page 2-22.
Installing the tractor in the pull position
To install a tractor in the pull position, you must either remove
the push tractor or purchase the optional pull tractor (C80020✽).
To remove the push tractor, see “Removing the push tractor” on
page 2-12.
To install a tractor in the pull position, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then lift the printer cover
up and off the printer.
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2. Push up the tabs on each side of the paper tension unit and
lift the unit up and off the printer. Store the paper tension unit
in a safe place.
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3. Lower the tractor into the printer’s mounting slots and press
down both ends of the tractor to make sure that it is firmly
seated.
You are now ready to load continuous paper onto the pull tractor
as described in the next section. To remove the pull tractor, see
“Removing the pull tractor” on page 2-24.
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Loading paper onto the pull tractor
When using the pull tractor, load continuous paper in the front
or bottom slot, if possible; loading paper in the rear slot may
increase the chance of a paper jam.
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the labels may come off their backing sheet inside the printer and
cause a paper jam.
To load paper onto the pull tractor, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off, and the printer cover is
removed. Also check that the tractor is installed in the pull
position.
2. Slide the edge guides to the middle of the paper guide. Lift
the center section of the paper guide up and lay it flat.
3. Set the paper release lever to the pull tractor position. Set the
paper thickness lever to the proper position for your paper’s
thickness.
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4. Release the left and right sprockets by pulling the sprocket
lock levers forward.
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5. Slide the left sprocket to the left margin of the paper using the
scale on the paper guide as a guide. (Printing starts at the
arrow mark.) Then push the lever back to lock it in place.
Note:
See Appendix C, “Paper alignment” and “Printable area,” for more
information on the left margin position.
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6. Slide the right sprocket to match the width of your paper, but
do not lock it. Move the paper support midway between the
two sprockets as shown in step 5.
7. Make sure your paper has a clean, straight edge. Then open
both sprocket covers.
8. Insert the paper into the front, bottom, or rear paper slot as
described below until it emerges between the platen and the
ribbon guide. Then pull up the paper until the perforation
between the first and second pages is even with the top of the
printer’s ribbon.
Before you load paper in the
front slot, open the front cover
and remove it. Then load
paper printable side up.
Load paper in the bottom slot
printable side up (forward).
Before you load paper in the
rear slot, remove the paper
guide. Then load paper in the
rear slot, printable side down
and attach the paper guide.
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9. Fit three holes on each side of the paper over the tractor pins
on both sprockets. Then close the sprocket covers.
10. Slide the right sprocket to remove any slack in the paper, then
lock it in place by pushing the sprocket lock down.
11. If you use the front slot, attach the front cover with the
continuous paper positioned as shown below. Then close it.
12. If you use the rear slot, replace the paper guide and make sure
the edge guides are together in the middle of the paper guide
and lift the center section of the paper guide up and lay it flat.
13. Turn on the printer.
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14. Remove any slack in the paper and adjust the top-of-form
position (the position where the printer will start printing) by
pressing the LF/FF button or using the micro adjust feature.
(To use the micro adjust feature, see “Adjusting the Top-ofForm Position” on page 2-31.) The printer will start printing
at the current position without advancing the paper.
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printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
❏ Always remove any slack from the paper; otherwise print
quality may be reduced.
15. Attach the printer cover and close the paper guide cover.
16. You may need to check and change the printer driver settings
as described in Chapter 4. Then send a print job to the printer.
The printer starts printing from the current position without
advancing the paper. The printed pages are fed over the paper
guide toward the back of the printer.
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17. After you finish printing, open the paper guide cover; then
tear off the printed document at the perforation nearest the
paper exit slot.
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Removing the paper from the pull tractor
1. After you finish printing, tear off the supply of paper at the
perforation nearest the paper entry slot.
2. To eject the paper, hold down the LF/FF button.
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Using two tractors in the push/pull combination
To improve continuous paper feeding and reduce paper jams, you
can use two tractors at the same time. When using two tractors in
combination, you can load paper in the rear paper slot onto both
the push tractor and the pull tractor.
To use the push tractor with the pull tractor, you need to purchase
the optional pull tractor (C80020✽). Install the optional pull
tractor as described in “Installing the tractor in the pull position”
on page 2-14.
To load paper onto two tractors, follow these steps:
1. Remove the printer cover and paper guide.
2. Make sure one tractor is in the push position and one tractor
is in the pull position as described earlier in this chapter.
3. Set the paper release lever to the push tractor position. Set the
paper thickness lever to the proper position for your paper’s
thickness.
4. Load continuous paper onto the push tractor as described
earlier in this chapter.
5. Turn on the printer. Press the Load/Eject button to advance
the paper to the top-of-form position. Then press the LF/FF
button until the perforation between the first and second page
is even with the top of the printer’s ribbon.
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Never use the knob to move the paper; this may damage the
printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
6. Load the paper onto the pull tractor’s sprockets as described
in “Loading paper onto the pull tractor” on page 2-16.
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7. Set the paper release lever to the pull tractor position. Then
remove any slack in the paper between the push and pull
tractor using the micro adjust feature (described on
“Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position” on page 2-31.) if
necessary.
8. Move the paper release lever back to the push tractor position
you set in step 2.
9. When the printer receives data, it will start printing at the
current position. If necessary, follow the steps in “Adjusting
the Top-of-Form Position” on page 2-31 to adjust the current
position of the paper.
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❏ Never use the knob to remove slack in the paper or to
adjust the top-of-form position; this may damage the
printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
❏ Always remove any slack from the paper; otherwise print
quality may be reduced.
10. Attach the paper guide. Then slide the edge guides to the
middle of the paper guide. Lift the center section of the paper
guide up and lay it flat.
11. Attach the printer cover and close the paper guide cover.
12. You may need to check and change the printer driver settings
as described in Chapter 4. Then send a print job to the printer.
The printer starts printing from the current position without
advancing the paper. The printed pages are fed over the paper
guide toward the back of the printer.
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13. After you finish printing, open the paper guide cover; then
tear off the printed document at the perforation nearest the
paper exit slot.
To remove the paper from the tractor, follow the steps under
“Removing the paper from the pull tractor” on page 2-21.
Removing the pull tractor
To remove the tractor from the pull position, follow these steps:
1. Remove any paper loaded on the pull tractor as described on
“Removing the paper from the pull tractor” on page 2-21.
2. Turn off the printer. Then remove the printer cover and lift
the paper guide up and off the printer.
3. Press the tractor’s lock tabs, tilt the tractor toward you, and
lift it off the printer.
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4. Store the tractor in a safe place, or install it in the push position
as described on “Reinstalling the tractor in the push position”
on page 2-13.
5. To replace the paper tension unit, lower it onto the printer’s
mounting pegs. Then press down both ends of the unit until
it clicks into place.
6. Replace the paper guide and the printer cover. Then close the
paper guide cover.
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Loading Multipart Forms
You can use carbonless multipart forms of up to five parts (four
copies in addition to the original). Make sure you set the paper
thickness lever to the proper position based on the number of
layers in your form.
For best results with thick paper, such as multipart forms, select
a straight or almost straight paper path. It is best to load multipart
forms using the front or bottom slot and the pull tractor.
Except for setting the paper thickness lever, you load multipart
forms the same way you load ordinary continuous paper. For
details, see the sections on loading continuous paper earlier in this
chapter.
Note:
❏ Be sure your multipart forms do not exceed 0.39 mm (0.015 inch)
in thickness for the printable area and 0.76 mm (0.030 inch) for the
perforated edges.
❏ Do not load paper that is damaged, curled, or wrinkled.
❏ If you are using crimp bound paper, be sure the protruding side of
the crimp faces away from the print head when you print. Hitting
the crimp protrusion with print head could severely damage the
print head.
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Loading Continuous Paper With Labels
When printing on labels, use only the type of labels that are
mounted on continuous backing sheets with sprocket holes for
use with a tractor feeder. Do not try to print on single sheets with
labels because the printer may not feed labels on a shiny backing
sheet properly.
Thick paper, such as continuous paper with labels, requires a
straight or almost straight paper path. When you load labels, be
sure to use the tractor in the pull position and load the labels in
the front or bottom.
You load labels the same way you load ordinary continuous
paper, except you must set the paper thickness lever to 2 before
printing on labels. See “Loading paper onto the pull tractor” on
page 2-16 for more information.
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Caution:
❏ Do not load continuous paper with labels in the rear paper
slot because the paper path from the rear slot is curved; labels
may come off their backing sheet inside the printer and cause
a paper jam.
❏ Because labels are sensitive to temperature and humidity, use
them only under normal operating conditions, as follows:
Temperature
15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F)
Humidity
30 to 60% RH
❏ Do not load continuous paper with labels that is damaged,
curled, or wrinkled.
❏ Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between jobs; they
may curl around the platen and jam when you resume
printing.
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Removing continuous paper with labels
To avoid peeling labels off the backing sheet and jamming the
printer, follow the steps below when you remove continuous
paper with labels from the printer.
1. Tear off the supply of continuous labels at the perforation
nearest the paper entry slot.
2. Hold down the LF/FF button to eject the remaining labels from
the printer.
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Never press the Load/Eject or Tear Off/Bin button. When fed
backward, labels can easily come off the backing sheet and cause
a paper jam.
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Switching Between Printing on Continuous Paper
and Printing on Single Sheets
You can easily switch back and forth between printing on
continuous paper with the push tractor and printing on single
sheets without having to remove or reload the continuous paper.
Switching to printing on single sheets
To switch from printing on continuous paper with the push
tractor to printing on single sheets, follow these steps:
Note:
If a tractor is in the pull position, remove any continuous paper from it
before switching to single-sheet printing. See “Removing the paper from
the pull tractor” on page 2-21.
1. If any printed pages remain in the printer, press the Tear Off/
Bin button to advance the paper to the tear-off position. Then
tear off the printed pages.
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Caution:
❏ Tear off your printed document before you press the
Load/Eject button in the next step. Reverse feeding
several pages at a time may cause a paper jam.
❏ Never use the knob to eject paper while the printer is on;
this may damage the printer or cause it to lose the tearoff position.
2. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the continuous paper
backward to the standby position. The paper is still attached
to the push tractor but is no longer in the paper path.
3. Load single sheets in the top or front cover as described
in Chapter 3.
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Switching to printing on continuous paper
To switch from printing on single sheets to printing on continuous
paper with the push tractor, follow these steps:
1. If a single sheet remains in the printer, press the Load/Eject
button to eject it.
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Never use the knob to eject paper while the printer is on; this
may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form
position.
2. Make sure that the tractor is installed in the push position. To
install the tractor in the position, see “Reinstalling the tractor
in the push position” on page 2-13.
3. Load continuous paper onto the push tractor as described
earlier in this chapter.
The printer loads your continuous paper automatically when you
begin printing.
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Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position
The top-of-form position is the position on the page where the
printer starts printing. If your printing appears too high or low
on the page, you can use the micro adjust feature to adjust the topof-form position. Follow these steps:
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damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
Note:
❏ Your top-of-form position setting remains in effect until you change
it, even if you turn off the printer.
❏ The top margin setting made in some application software overrides
the top-of-form position setting you make with the micro adjust
feature. If necessary, adjust the top-of-form position in your
software.
1. Make sure printer is turned on.
2. If necessary, load paper as described earlier in this chapter. If
you load paper onto the push tractor, press the Load/Eject
button to advance the paper to the current top-of-form
position.
3. Lift the printer cover up and off the printer.
4. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light starts flashing and the printer enters the micro
adjust mode.
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5. Press the LF/FF D button to move the top-of-form position up
on the page, or press the Load/Eject U button to move the
top-of-form position down on the page.
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may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form
position.
plastic ribbon cover
Note:
❏ The printer has a minimum and a maximum top-of-form
position. If you try to adjust it beyond these limits, the printer
beeps and stops moving the paper.
❏ When the paper reaches the default top-of-form position, the
printer also beeps and stops moving the paper briefly. You can
use the default position as a reference point when adjusting the
top-of-form position.
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To adjust the top-of-form position for continuous paper
loaded on the pull tractor, see the following example:
First mark a point 6.5 mm (0.26 inch) above the paper’s
perforation; then position the paper so that the mark is even
with the top edge of the plastic ribbon cover. This gives you
an 8.5 mm (0.33 inch) margin on the next page, meaning the
printer starts printing 8.5 mm (0.33 inch) below the
perforation. If you mark a point 5.5 mm (0.22 inch) above the
perforation, you get a 9.5 mm (0.37 inch) margin on the next
page.
6. After you set the top-of-form position, press the Pause button
to exit micro adjust mode.
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Advancing the Paper to the Tear-Off Edge
If you use the push tractor, you can use the tear-off feature to
advance your continuous paper to the printer’s tear-off edge
when you finish printing. You can then easily tear off the printed
document. When you resume printing, the printer automatically
feeds the paper back to the top-of-form position so that you can
save the paper normally lost between documents.
As described below, you can use the tear-off feature in two ways:
manually by pressing the printer’s Tear Off/Bin button, or
automatically by turning on the auto tear-off mode.
If the perforation between pages is not aligned with the tear-off
edge, you can adjust the position of the perforation using the
micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting the tear-off position” on
page 2-35.
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Caution:
Never use the tear-off feature (by pressing the Tear Off/Bin
button or turning on the auto tear-off mode as described below)
to feed continuous paper with labels backward; they may come off
their backing sheet and jam the printer.
Using the Tear Off/Bin button
After the printer finishes printing your document, check that the
Tear Off/Bin lights are not flashing. Then press the Tear Off/Bin
button. The printer advances the paper to the tear-off edge.
Note:
If the Tear Off/Bin lights are flashing, the paper is in the tear-off position.
If you press the Tear Off/Bin button again, the printer feeds your paper
to the next top-of-form position.
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Advancing the paper to the tear-off position
automatically
To automatically advance your printed documents to the tear-off
position, you need to turn on the auto tear-off mode and select
the appropriate page length for continuous paper in the defaultsetting mode. For instructions, see “Changing default settings”
on page 5-10.
When auto tear-off is on, the printer automatically advances the
paper to the tear-off position whenever it receives a full page of
data or a form feed command followed by no more data.
Adjusting the tear-off position
If your paper’s perforation is not aligned with the tear-off edge,
you can use the micro adjust feature to move the perforation to
the tear-off position. Follow these steps:
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damage the printer or cause it to lose the tear-off position.
Note:
Your tear-off position setting remains in effect until you change it, even
if you turn off the printer.
1. Make sure the Tear Off/Bin lights are flashing (the paper is at
the current tear-off position). You may need to press the Tear
Off/Bin button to advance the paper to the tear-off position.
2. Open the paper guide cover.
3. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
Pause light begins flashing and the printer enters the micro
adjust mode.
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4. Press the LF/FF D button to feed the paper backward, or press
the Load/Eject U button to feed the paper forward, until the
paper perforation is aligned with the tear-off edge.
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Note:
The printer has a minimum and a maximum tear-off position. If you
try to adjust the tear-off position beyond these limits, the printer
beeps and stops moving the paper.
5. After you set the tear-off position, press the Pause button to
turn off the micro adjust mode.
6. Tear off the printed pages.
When you resume printing, the printer automatically feeds the
paper back to the top-of-form position and begins printing.
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Chapter 3
Printing on Single Sheets
Using Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Available paper types and paper slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Loading single-sheet multipart forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Loading envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Loading postcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Loading Single Sheets in the Top Paper Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Loading Single Sheets in the Front Paper Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
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Using Single Sheets
Available paper types and paper slots
As shown below, you can load single-sheet paper one sheet at a
time using the paper guide on top of the printer or the front cover.
You can print on ordinary single sheets, single-sheet multipart
forms, postcards, and envelopes. Your single-sheet paper may be
from 100 to 257 mm (3.9 to 10.1 inches) wide.
Note:
❏ To load a stack of single-sheet paper, use the optional cut-sheet
feeder. See Appendix A, “Enhancing Your Printer With Options.”
❏ For detailed specifications on the types of single-sheet paper you can
use, see Appendix C.
top paper slot
front paper slot
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The table below shows the types of paper you can load in the top
and front paper slots and the paper thickness lever setting for each
paper type. For more information on the paper thickness lever,
see “Setting the Paper Thickness Lever” on page 2-4.
Paper type
Available
paper slots
Paper thickness
lever position
Ordinary single-sheet paper
Top and front
-1 or 0
Multipart forms (carbonless)
2 parts (original + 1 copy)
3 parts (original + 2 copies)
4 parts (original + 3 copies)
5 parts (original + 4 copies)
Front
Postcards
Top and front
2
Envelopes
Top
2 to 6
3
1
2
3
5
Note:
❏ If the printed image is smeared, you may need to set the paper
thickness lever one position higher to improve print quality.
❏ If the printed image is faint or has many gaps, you may need to set
the paper thickness lever one position lower to improve print quality.
❏ Do not load paper that is damaged, curled, or has been folded.
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Loading single-sheet multipart forms
You can load single-sheet multipart forms in the front paper slot
only, as described in “Loading Single Sheets in the Front Paper
Slot” on page 3-11. Be sure to follow these guidelines:
❏ Use only carbonless multipart forms bound as shown below.
fastened only at the
top by line gluing
❏ You can use the front paper slot to load single-sheet multipart
forms that are fastened at the top.
Insert the of form in the front slot, bound edge first and
printable side up, as shown below.
printable side up
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❏ Before printing, set the paper thickness lever (located under
the printer cover) to the proper position for your paper. See
the table on page 3-3, for details.
❏ Be sure your multipart forms do not exceed 0.39 mm (0.015
inch) in thickness.
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Loading envelopes
You can load envelopes in the top paper slot only, as described in
“Loading Single Sheets in the Top Paper Slot” on page 3-8. Also
follow these guidelines:
❏ Load envelopes one at a time in the top slot, with the flap fold
first and the flap side up.
flap side up, printable
side down
❏ Set the paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover)
to position 2 or 6 to match the thickness of the envelope.
❏ Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded. Also avoid
using envelopes that are too thin; they may curl during
printing and become jammed.
❏ If you are using No. 6 envelopes, align the left edge of the
envelope with the arrow mark on the printer.
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Temperature
15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F)
Humidity
30 to 60% RH
Caution:
Because printing on the edge of an envelope may damage the print
head, make sure the printing stays entirely within the printable
area of your envelopes. See Appendix C for details on the printable
area of envelopes.
Loading postcards
You can load postcards one at a time in the top or front paper slot
as described in “Loading Single Sheets in the Top Paper Slot” on
page 3-8 or “Loading Single Sheets in the Front Paper Slot” on
page 3-11. Also follow these guidelines:
❏ When you are loading postcards long edge first, always load
them in the top slot.
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❏ Set the paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover)
to position 2.
❏ Before printing, turn on the card mode by pressing the Tear
Off/Bin button until both Tear Off/Bin lights are on. After you
finish printing on postcards, press the Tear Off/Bin button
once to exit the card mode. (Bin 1 of the optional cut-sheet
feeder is selected.)
Use postcards only under normal temperature and humidity
conditions, as follows:
Temperature
15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F)
Humidity
30 to 60% RH
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Loading Single Sheets in the Top Paper Slot
To load paper in the top slot, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the paper guide is installed properly. If not, attach
it as described on “Attaching the Paper Guide” on page 1-11.
2. Slide the left edge guide until it locks in place next to the arrow
on the paper guide. Next adjust the right edge guide to match
the width of your paper.
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3. Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet position. Also
set the paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover)
to the proper position for your paper’s thickness. (See the
table on page 3-3.)
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4. Close the paper guide cover.
5. Turn on the printer, if necessary.
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6. Insert a sheet of paper, printable side down, between the edge
guides until it meets resistance. The printer feeds the paper
automatically and is ready to print.
Note:
The time from when the paper is inserted until it feeds can be set
with the default-setting mode's Manual feed time. For instructions,
see “Changing default settings” on page 5-10.
7. Check the printer driver settings as described in Chapter 4,
and change them if necessary. Then send a print job to the
printer.
When the printer receives data, it prints the page and ejects it back
onto the paper guide. To continue printing your document,
remove the printed page and insert a new sheet of paper. If you
need to eject a sheet, press the Load/Eject button.
If the first line on your page appears too high or low, you can fix
this using the micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting the Top-ofForm Position” on page 2-31.
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Never use the knob to adjust the top-of-form position or eject a
sheet when the printer is on; this may damage the printer or cause
it to lose the top-of-form position.
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Loading Single Sheets in the Front Paper Slot
To load paper in the front paper slot, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the paper guide is installed properly. If not, attach
it as described on “Attaching the Paper Guide” on page 1-11.
2. Make sure the paper guide cover is closed.
3. If the front cover is closed, open it by pulling the tabs at both
ends of the cover. Slide the edge guide until it locks in place
next to the arrow on the paper guide.
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4. Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet position. Also
set the paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover)
to the proper position for your paper’s thickness. (See the
table on page 3-3.)
5. Turn on the printer, if necessary.
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6. Making sure it is aligned with the edge guide, load the paper,
printable side up, until it meets resistance. The printer feeds
the paper automatically and is ready to print.
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Note:
The time from when the paper is inserted until it feeds can be set
with the default-setting mode's Manual feed time. For instructions,
see “Changing default settings” on page 5-10.
7. You may need to check and change the printer driver settings
as described in Chapter 4. Then send a print job to the printer.
When the printer receives data, it prints the page and ejects it onto
the paper guide on top of the printer. To continue printing your
document, remove the printed page and insert a new sheet of
paper in the front cover. If you need to eject a sheet, press the
Load/Eject button.
If the first line on your page appears too high or low, you can fix
this using the micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting the Top-ofForm Position” on page 2-31.
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sheet when the printer is on; this may damage the printer or cause
it to lose the top-of-form position.
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Chapter 4
Using the Printer Software
About Your Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 95 and 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . . 4-3
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu. . . . . . . . . 4-5
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using the Printer Driver With Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . . 4-12
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel . . . . . . 4-14
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . . 4-16
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu. . . . . . . . . 4-18
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications. . . 4-25
Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel . . . . . . 4-27
Printer driver settings overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Using the EPSON Remote! Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Installing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Accessing EPSON Remote! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
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About Your Printer Software
The EPSON printer software that comes with your printer
includes the printer driver software, the EPSON Remote! utility,
and the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility for Windows 95, 98 and
NT 4.0.
As described in Chapter 1, a printer driver is software that allows
your computer to control the printer. You need to install the
printer driver so your Windows software applications can take
full advantage of the printer’s capabilities.
Note:
Before proceeding, make sure you have installed the printer driver on
your PC as described in Chapter 1.
EPSON Remote! is a DOS-based printer setup utility that allows
you to easily change the printer’s default settings from the
computer screen. To use the EPSON Remote! utility with DOS,
see “Using the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 4-30.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility program is available for
Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0. It allows you to monitor the status of
your printer, alerts you when errors occur, and provides you with
troubleshooting tips. To use the Status Monitor, see Chapter 6,
“Using EPSON Status Monitor 3.”
To use the printer driver, see the appropriate page below,
depending on your Windows version.
Windows 95 and 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4-3
Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4-12
Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4-16
Windows NT 3.5x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4-25
Note:
LQ-570e may appear in the LQ-580 printer driver window depending
on the country where you bought your printer.
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Using the Printer Driver With Windows 95 and 98
You can access the printer driver from your Windows applications
or from the Start menu. When you access the printer driver from
a Windows application, any settings you make apply only to the
application you are using. See “Accessing the printer driver from
Windows applications” below. When you access the printer
driver from the Start menu, the printer driver settings you make
apply to all your applications. See “Accessing the printer driver
from the Start menu” on page 4-5. To check and change printer
driver settings, see “Printer driver settings overview” on page 4-5.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your application
software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box appears.
2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The Properties window
appears, and you see the Paper, Graphics, and Device Options
menu. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
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3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See “Printer driver settings overview” below for
detailed information about the settings.
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu
To access the printer driver from the Start menu, follow these
steps:
1. Click the Start button, and then point to Settings.
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2. Click Printers.
3. Right-click your printer icon, and click Properties. The screen
displays the Properties window, which contains the Paper,
Graphics, and Device Options menus. These menus display
the printer driver settings.
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See the next section for detailed information about
the printer driver settings.
Printer driver settings overview
Your printer driver has four menus: Paper, Graphics, Device
Options, and Utility. The printer driver settings on each of these
menus are described below. To open the menus, see the previous
sections on accessing the printer driver.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Restore Defaults to return the settings
to their default values.
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❏ Paper size
Select the size of the paper you want
to use. If you don’t see your paper
size, use the scroll bar to scroll
through the list. If your paper size is
not included in the list, click Custom
and enter the paper size in the dialog
box that appears.
❏ Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape.
❏ Paper source
Click the paper source you want to
use.
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❏ Resolution
Click the printing resolution you
want. The higher the resolution you
select, the more detailed your printout
will be; however, increasing the
resolution slows printing.
❏ Dithering
You can leave this option set to Fine,
which is the default setting, or select
another dithering pattern depending
on the kind of printout you want. The
display to the left of the dithering
options shows the effect of your
selection.
❏ Intensity
Move the slider to make your printout
lighter or darker.
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Device Options menu
❏ Print quality
Select a print quality option from the
Print quality list.
If you turn on Hi-speed, you will enter
bi-directional printing mode and
printing speed will increase.
Turning Hi-speed off will return the
printer to uni-directional printing
mode. Printing speed will decrease,
but printing precision will improve.
Default printing uses the settings
stored in the printer.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print with continuous paper
as described in Chapter 2, or with single sheets as described in
Chapter 3.
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Utility menu
To use the utilities, click the Utility tab in the printer software
window, then click the button for the utility you want to use.
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❏ EPSON Status
Monitor 3
You can access EPSON Status Monitor
3 when you click this button.
Whenever you monitor the printer,
make sure there is a checkmark in the
Monitor the printing status check box.
Note:
This utility is available only when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via the parallel
port [LPT1].
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional communication.
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Click this button to open the
Monitoring Preferences dialog box
where you can make settings for
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You can change the following settings:
Select
Notification
Displays the error item check box ON/OFF status.
Select Shortcut
icon
The selected icons are displayed in the task tray
on the PC screen. The setting example is shown on
the right window. By clicking the shortcut icon, you
can access the Monitoring Preferences dialog
easily.
Receive error
notification for
shared printers
Error notification for a shared printer can be
received when this check box is turned on.
Allow monitoring
of shared printer
When this check box is turned on, a shared printer
can be monitored by other PCs.
Turn on this check box to display the selected error
notification.
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Note:
Click the Default button to revert all items to the default settings.
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Using the Printer Driver With Windows 3.1
You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Control Panel. When you access the
printer driver from a Windows application, any settings you
make apply only to the application you are using. See “Accessing
the printer driver from Windows applications,” below. When you
access the printer driver from the Control Panel, the printer driver
settings you make apply to all your applications. See “Accessing
the printer driver from the Control Panel” on page 4-14. To check
and change printer driver settings, see “Printer driver settings
overview” on page 4-14.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears. See “Printer driver settings overview” on page 4-14
for detailed information about the settings in this dialog box.
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2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, or Options. (You may need to click a combination of
these buttons.) The Options dialog box appears. See “Printer
driver settings overview” on page 4-14 for detailed
information about the settings in this dialog box.
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Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel
To access the printer driver from the Control Panel, follow these
steps:
1. In the Main window, double-click the Control Panel icon.
2. Double-click the Printers icon. The Printers dialog box
appears.
3. Make sure your printer is highlighted, then click Setup. The
Print Setup dialog box appears. To access more settings, you
may need to click Options. See the next section for detailed
information.
Printer driver settings overview
The printer driver settings are described in this section. To access
the printer driver settings, see the previous sections on accessing
the printer driver.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Print or Print Setup dialog box
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❏ Resolution
Click the printing resolution you
want. The higher the resolution you
select, the more detailed your printout
will be; however, increasing the
resolution slows printing. This setting
is available only from the Control
Panel.
❏ Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape. The
diagram on the screen changes
according to the orientation you select.
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❏ Paper Size
Select the size of the paper you want
to use. If you don’t see your paper size,
use the scroll bar to scroll through the
list. If your paper size is not included
in the list, click User Defined Size and
enter the paper size in the dialog box
that appears.
❏ Paper Source
Click the paper source you want to
use.
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Options dialog box
❏ Dithering
You can leave this option set to Fine,
which is the default setting, or select
another dithering pattern depending
on the kind of printout you want.
❏ Intensity Control
Move the slider to make your printout
lighter or darker.
❏ Print quality
Select a print quality option from the
Print quality list.
If you turn on Hi-speed, you will enter
bi-directional printing mode and
printing speed will increase.
Turning Hi-speed off will return the
printer to uni-directional printing
mode. Printing speed will decrease,
but printing precision will improve.
Default printing uses the settings
stored in the printer.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print with continuous paper
as described in Chapter 2, or with single sheets as described in
Chapter 3.
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Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 4.0
You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Start menu. When you access the printer
driver from a Windows application, any settings you make apply
only to the application you are using. See “Accessing the printer
driver from Windows applications” below. When you access the
printer driver from the Start menu, the printer driver settings you
make apply to all your applications. See “Accessing the printer
driver from the Start menu” on page 4-18. To check and change
printer driver settings, see “Printer driver settings overview” on
page 4-18.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your application
software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box appears.
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2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The Document Properties
window appears, and you see the Page Setup and Advanced
menus. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
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3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See “Printer driver settings overview” below, for
detailed information about the settings.
Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu
To access the printer driver from the Start menu, follow these
steps:
1. Click the Start button, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Printers.
3. Right-click your printer icon, and click Document Defaults.
The screen displays the Default Document Properties
window, which contains the Page Setup and Advanced
menus. These menus display the printer driver settings.
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See the next section for detailed information about
the printer driver settings.
Printer driver settings overview
Your printer driver has two menus: Page Setup and Advanced.
The printer driver settings on each of these menus are described
below. To open these menus, see the previous sections on
accessing the printer driver.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
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❏ Paper Size
Select the size of the paper you want
to use from the Paper Size list.
❏ Paper Source
Select the paper source you want to
use from the Paper Source list.
❏ Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape.
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❏ Paper/Output
Check the Paper Size, Orientation,
and Paper Source settings you
made on the Page Setup menu and
change them if necessary. Select the
setting and then choose an option
from the Change Setting list box.
❏ Graphic
Select Resolution and then choose
the printing resolution from the
Change Setting list box. The higher
the resolution you select, the more
detailed your printout will be;
however, increasing the resolution
slows printing.
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❏ Document
Options
Double-click Halftone Color
Adjustment to open the Halftone
Color Adjustment dialog box. Click
Print Quality to select a Print quality
option. Click Print Text as Graphics
or Metafile Spooling and select On
or Off in the Change Setting list box.
❏ Print quality
Select a print quality option from the
Print quality list.
If you turn on Hi-speed, you will
enter bi-directional printing mode
and printing speed will increase.
Turning Hi-speed off will return the
printer to uni-directional printing
mode. Printing speed will decrease,
but printing precision will improve.
Default printing uses the settings
stored in the printer.
Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print with continuous paper
as described in Chapter 2, or with single sheets as described in
Chapter 3.
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Utility menu
To use the utilities, click the Utility tab in the printer software
window, then click the button for the utility you want to use.
If you are using NT 4.0, you can open the printer software window
by selecting Properties from the printer folder.
❏ EPSON Status
Monitor 3
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You can access EPSON Status Monitor
3 when you click this button.
Whenever you monitor the printer,
make sure there is a checkmark in the
Monitor the printing status check box.
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Note:
This utility is available only when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via the parallel
port [LPT1].
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional communication.
❏ Monitoring
Preferences
Click this button to open the
Monitoring Preferences dialog box
where you can make settings for
EPSON Status Monitor 3.
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You can change the following settings:
Select
Notification
Displays the error item check box ON/OFF status.
Select Shortcut
icon
The selected icons are displayed in the task tray
on the PC screen. The setting example is shown on
the right window. By clicking the shortcut icon, you
can access the Monitoring Preferences dialog
easily.
Receive error
notification for
shared printers
Error notification for a shared printer can be
received when this check box is turned on.
Allow monitoring
of shared printer
When this check box is turned on, a shared printer
can be monitored by other PCs.
Turn on this check box to display the selected error
notification.
Note:
Click the Default button to revert all items to the default settings.
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Using the Printer Driver With Windows NT 3.5x
You can access the printer driver from your Windows
applications or from the Control Panel. When you access the
printer driver from a Windows application, any settings you
make apply only to the application you are using. See “Accessing
the printer driver from Windows applications” below. When you
access the printer driver from the Control Panel, the printer driver
settings you make apply to all your applications. See “Accessing
the printer driver from the Control Panel” on page 4-27. To check
and change printer driver settings, see “Printer driver settings
overview” on page 4-28.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not, so you must verify that the printer driver
settings match your requirements.
Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications
To access the printer driver from a Windows application, follow
the steps on the next page.
Note:
The steps on the next page provide general guidelines on accessing the
printer driver. How you access the printer driver may differ depending
on your application. See your application manual for details.
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1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your
application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box
appears.
2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. (You may need to click a
combination of these buttons.) The screen displays the
Document Properties dialog box, which contains the Form
and Orientation printer driver settings. See “Printer driver
settings overview” on page 4-28 for detailed information
about these settings.
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3. Click Options (or a similar button) to view the Advanced
Document Properties dialog box, which includes the
Graphics Resolution, Color, and Optimizations printer driver
settings. See “Document Properties dialog box” on page 4-28
for detailed information about these settings.
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Accessing the printer driver from the Control Panel
To access the printer driver from the Control Panel, follow these
steps:
1. In the Main window, double-click the Print Manager icon.
The Print Manager window opens.
2. Make sure your printer is highlighted, then click Printer and
select Properties. The Printer Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Details button, then click Job Default. You see the
Document Properties dialog box, which includes the Form
and Orientation printer driver settings. See “Printer driver
settings overview” on page 4-28 for detailed information
about these settings.
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4. Click Options to open the Advanced Document Properties
dialog box, which contains the Graphics Resolution, Color,
and Optimizations printer driver settings. See “Printer driver
settings overview” on page 4-28 for detailed information
about these settings.
Printer driver settings overview
Your printer driver has two dialog boxes: Document Properties
and Advanced Document Properties. The printer driver settings
in each of these dialog boxes are described below. To open these
dialog boxes, see the previous sections on accessing the printer
driver.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to
apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Document Properties dialog box
❏ Form
Select the type of paper you want to
use. If you don’t see your paper type,
select it from the Form list.
❏ Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape. The
diagram on the screen changes
according to the orientation you
select.
Click the Halftone button to set the brightness and contrast, input
the RGB gamma, or make other settings. The Halftone Color
Adjustment dialog box appears. For details, click Help in this
dialog box.
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Advanced Document Properties dialog box
❏ Graphics
Resolution
Select a printing resolution option
from the Graphics Resolution list.
The higher the resolution you select,
the more detailed your printout will
be; however, increasing the
resolution slows printing.
❏ Color
Only monochrome printing is
available.
❏ Optimizations
Click a check box to turn the
corresponding option on or off.
❏ Print quality
Select a print quality option from the
Print quality list.
If you turn on Hi-speed, you will
enter bi-directional printing mode
and printing speed will increase.
Turning Hi-speed off will return the
printer to uni-directional printing
mode. Printing speed will decrease,
but printing precision will improve.
Default printing uses the settings
stored in the printer.
This item will appear when you click
More Options...
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Once you’ve checked your printer driver settings and changed
them if necessary, you are ready to print with continuous paper
as described in Chapter 2, or with single sheets as described in
Chapter 3.
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Using the EPSON Remote! Utility
The EPSON Remote! utility allows you to easily change the
printer’s default settings from your computer’s DOS prompt.
Installing EPSON Remote!
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Remote!
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in a disk drive.
2. At the DOS prompt, type D:\SETUP. (If you inserted the disk
in a drive other than drive D, substitute the appropriate
letter.) Then press Enter.
3. Select your printer’s name in the Printer Model window and
press Enter. C:\EPUTIL appears as the default directory.
4. Press Enter again. The EPSON Remote! utility is copied to the
C:\EPUTIL directory.
Accessing EPSON Remote!
To access EPSON Remote!, type C:\PRNSET at the DOS prompt
and press Enter. Then follow the on-screen instructions to use this
utility. You can also access EPSON Remote! by typing C:\PANEL
at the DOS prompt and pressing Enter. The PRNSET and PANEL
access methods differ slightly. The PANEL method opens a
condensed version of EPSON Remote! that only provides the
most often used settings.
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Chapter 5
Changing Printer Settings From the
Printer’s Control Panel
Selecting a Built-In Font and Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
About Your Printer’s Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Changing default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
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Selecting a Built-In Font and Pitch
Your printer comes with the twelve built-in fonts shown in the
table below. You can also change the pitch by turning the
condensed mode on or off. You can select the font and pitch using
the buttons on the printer’s control panel as described below.
Note:
Settings you make in your application programs usually override
settings you make from the printer’s control panel. For best results, use
your application to select a font and pitch.
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Follow these steps to select a built-in font or pitch using the
buttons on the printer’s control panel:
1. Make sure that the printer is not printing. If it is, wait until
printing has finished.
2. To select a font, press the Font button until the three Font
lights indicate the font you want as shown below.
Font lights
Font
oon
Draft
ono
Roman
onn
Sans Serif
noo
Courier
non
Prestige
nno
Script
nnn
Others
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n = On, o = Off
* others means the font selected in the default-setting mode
Note:
The Font button cannot directly select OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S,
Script-C, Roman-T, or Sans Serif H. To select one of these fonts, you
must first use the default-setting mode to register it as the “other”
font. Note that the default “other” setting is Roman-T.
3. Press the Condensed button to turn the condensed mode on
or off. The table below shows normal and condensed printing.
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About Your Printer’s Default Settings
The default settings control many printer functions. While you
can often set these functions through your software or printer
driver, you may sometimes need to change a default setting from
the printer’s control panel using the default-setting mode.
The following table lists the default settings and the options you
can select in the default-setting mode. The settings are explained
in detail after the table. For instructions on changing the default
settings, see “Changing default settings” on page 5-10.
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Settings
Options
Page length for tractor*
Length in inches: 3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, 6, 7,
8, 8.5, 11, 70/6, 12, 14, 17
Skip over perforation
On, Off
Auto tear-off
On, Off
Auto line feed
On, Off
Print direction
Bi-D, Uni-D, Auto
Software
ESC/P2, IBM 2390Plus
0 slash
0, 0
High speed draft
On, Off
I/F mode
Auto, Parallel, Optional
Auto I/F wait time
10 seconds, 30 seconds
Parallel I/F bidirectional
mode
On, Off
Packet mode
Auto, Off
Auto CR (IBM 2390 Plus)**
On, Off
A.G.M. (IBM 2390 Plus)**
On, Off
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Settings
Options
Character table*
Standard model:
Italic, PC 437, PC 850, PC 860,
PC 863, PC 865, PC 861, BRASCII,
Abicomp, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1,
PC 858, ISO 8859-15,
All other models: Italic, PC 437,
PC 850, PC 437 Greek, PC 853,
PC 855, PC 852, PC 857, PC 864,
PC 866, PC 869, MAZOWIA,
Code MJK, ISO 8859-7, ISO Latin 1T,
Bulgaria, PC 774, Estonia,
ISO 8859-2, PC 866 LAT, PC 866 UKR,
PC APTEC, PC 708, PC 720,
PC AR864, PC 860, PC863, PC 865,
PC 861, BRASCII, Abicomp,
Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC 858,
ISO 8859-15, PC 771
International character
set for Italic table
Italic U.S.A., Italic France, Italic
Germany, Italic U.K., Italic
Denmark1, Italic Sweden, Italic
Italy, Italic Spain1
Font
OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C,
Roman T, Sans Serif H
Manual feed wait time
1 second, 1.5 seconds,
2 seconds, 3 seconds
Buzzer
On, Off
Roll paper
On, off
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* The options available vary depending on the country of purchase.
** These settings take effect only when IBM 2390 Plus emulation is selected.
Page length for tractor
This setting allows you to set the page length (in inches) for
continuous paper.
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Skip over perforation
This feature is available only when continuous paper is selected.
When you select On, the printer provides a one-inch (25.4 mm)
margin between the last line printed on one page and the first line
printed on the next page. Because the program margin settings in
most applications override margin settings made from the control
panel, you should use this setting only if you cannot set your top
and bottom margins using your application.
Auto tear off
When auto tear off is on and you are using continuous paper with
the push tractor, the printer automatically advances the paper
perforation to the tear-off position, where you can easily tear off
the printed pages. When the printer receives the next print job, it
automatically moves the unused paper back to the top-of-form
position and starts printing, so you can use all of the next page.
When auto tear off is off and you are using continuous paper with
the push tractor, you need to move the perforation to the tear-off
position manually by pressing the Tear Off/Bin button. See
“Advancing the Paper to the Tear-Off Edge” on page 2-34 for
more information. (The tear-off feature is not available for paper
loaded on the pull tractor.)
Auto line feed
When auto line feed is on, the printer accompanies each carriage
return (CR) code received with a line feed code. When this feature
is on, the print position moves to the next line. If the printer adds
an extra line after every carriage return, select Off.
Print direction
You can select auto print direction (Auto), bidirectional printing
(Bi-D), or unidirectional printing (Uni-D). Printing is normally
bidirectional; however, unidirectional printing allows for precise
vertical printing alignment, which is useful for printing graphics.
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When set to Auto, the printer analyzes the data and uses
unidirectional printing for any lines which require vertical
printing alignment.
Software
When you select ESC/P2, the printer operates in the EPSON ESC/
P2 mode. When you select IBM 2390 Plus, the printer emulates an
IBM printer.
0 slash
The zero character has a slash (0) when this feature is on. It has no
slash (0) when this feature is off. The slash allows you to easily
distinguish between the uppercase letter “O” and a zero.
High speed draft
When you choose On, the printer prints up to 400 cps (characters
per second) at 10 cpi (characters per inch). When you choose Off,
the printer prints up to 300 cps at 10 cpi.
I/F (interface) mode
The printer comes with a built-in parallel interface and an
interface slot in which you can install one optional interface. For
information on using an optional interface, see “Optional
interface cards” on page A-4.
If your printer is connected to only one computer, select Parallel
or Optional for the interface mode, depending on the interface you
use. If your printer is connected to two computers, select Auto
(automatic) to allow the printer to automatically switch between
interfaces depending on which one is receiving data.
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Auto I/F (interface) wait time
This setting takes effect only if an optional interface is installed
and the auto interface mode is selected. This setting determines
how long the printer waits when it no longer receives data from
an interface before it checks whether a print job is being sent
through the other interface. You can specify 10 seconds or 30
seconds for the auto interface wait time.
Parallel I/F bidirectional mode
The Parallel Interface bidirectional transfer mode is used when
this feature is on. If bidirectional transfer mode is unnecessary,
turn this off.
Packet mode
Select Auto to use the IEEE-1284.4 packet transfer mode. If packet
transfer mode is unnecessary, or if you cannot connect, turn this
off.
Auto CR (carriage return)
This setting is available only in IBM 2390 Plus emulation mode.
When auto carriage return is on, each line feed (LF) code or ESC
J code is accompanied by a carriage return code. This moves the
print position to the beginning of the next line. If the printer adds
an extra line after every carriage return, select Off.
A.G.M. (Alternate Graphic Mode)
When A.G.M. is on, the printer can use some advanced graphics
commands like those available in ESC/P2 mode. When you select
IBM 2390 mode, this setting is available. The default setting is off.
Character table
You can select among 13 standard character tables as well as tables
for 23 other countries. See Appendix C for character samples.
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International character set for Italic table
You can select among several international character sets for the
Italic character table. Each character set contains eight characters
that vary depending on the country or language, so you can
customize the Italic table to suit your printing needs. See
Appendix C for character samples.
Font
You can select six fonts in default-setting mode. The following
fonts are indicated on the control panel and can’t be selected by
default settings: Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, and
Script.
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Manual feed wait time
This sets the amount of wait time between when paper is inserted
into the paper guide and it is fed. If the paper feeds before you
can adjust its position to your satisfaction, you can increase the
wait time.
Buzzer (beeper)
The printer beeps when an error occurs. (See “Using the Error
Indicators” on page 7-2 for more information on printer errors.)
If you do not want the printer to beep when an error occurs, turn
this setting off.
Roll paper
When you turn on this mode, the printer recognizes that single
sheets are not loaded in the printer, so it does not try to eject the
paper and advance it forward to the next page when you press
the LF/FF button.
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Changing default settings
Follow the steps on the next page to enter the default-setting mode
and change the printer’s default settings.
Note:
❏ To print the language selection and default-setting mode
instructions, you need five sheets of A4 or letter size single-sheet
paper, or five pages of continuous paper that is at least 279 mm (11
inches) long and 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide. See Chapter 2 for
instructions on loading continuous paper, or Chapter 3 for
instructions on loading single sheets.
❏ If you use single sheets, you need to load a new sheet of paper each
time the printer ejects a printed sheet.
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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Caution:
Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. While holding down the Font button, turn on the printer. The
printer enters the default-setting mode and prints the
language selection instructions.
3.
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Press the Font button until the Font lights indicate the
language you want, as described in the language selection
instructions.
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4. Press the Tear Off/Bin button to print the default-setting
mode instructions (four pages) in the language you selected.
The printed instructions list the default settings you can
change, describe how to change them, and show you how the
control panel lights help you make settings. Follow these
instructions to change the default settings using the buttons
on the printer’s control panel.
Note:
The arrows on the instruction sheets indicate the printer’s current
settings.
5. When you finish making settings, turn off the printer and exit
the default-setting mode. Any settings you have made remain
in effect until you change them again.
Note:
You may exit the default-setting mode by turning off the printer
when the printer is not printing.
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Chapter 6
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3
About the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
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About the EPSON Status Monitor 3 Utility
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility comes with your printer but
is available only when using Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0. It allows
you to monitor your printer’s status, alerts you when printer
errors occur, and provides troubleshooting instructions when
needed.
The EPSON Status Monitor 3 is available only when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via the
parallel port [LPT1].
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional
communication.
You can install the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility when you
install the printer driver.
Before using the Status Monitor, be sure to read the README file
in the Disk 1 folder on the driver disk. This file contains the latest
information on the Status Monitor.
Note:
If you install the driver by using Add Printer in the Printers folder, or
by using the “Point and Print” method, Status Monitor 3 may not
function properly. If you want to use Status Monitor 3, reinstall the
driver as described in Chapter 1.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
There are three ways to access EPSON Status Monitor 3:
❏ Double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on the taskbar
at the bottom of your computer screen. To add a shortcut icon
to the taskbar, see “Utility menu.”
❏ Open the printer software window, click the Utility tab, then
click EPSON Status Monitor 3.
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Printer Status window
To get more detailed information on printer status, you can access
Status Monitor 3 from the printer software window. Click the
Utility tab, then click EPSON Status Monitor 3.
If you access the Printer Status window as described above, the
following window appears.
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You can view the following information in the Printer Status
window.
❏ Current Status
Provides you with detailed printer status information, a
graphic display, and status messages.
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Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
Using the Error Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Power supply problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Single-sheet paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Continuous paper loading or feeding problems . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Wrong top-of-form position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Wrong tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
Printing or printout quality problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16
Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17
Printing a Self Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18
Printing a Hex Dump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-19
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Using the Error Indicators
You can identify many common printer problems using the lights
on the control panel. If your printer stops working and one or
more control panel lights are on or flashing or the printer beeps,
use the following table to diagnose and fix the problem. If you
can’t fix your printer problem using this table, go to the next
section.
State of
panel lights
Beep
pattern
Problem
Solution
n Pause
–
The printer is paused.
Press the Pause button to resume printing.
•••••
Paper from another paper source is currently in
the paper path.
Move the paper release lever back to the
appropriate position and press the Load/Eject
button to feed the paper out of the paper path.
Then set the lever to the position you want to
use. Press the Pause button to turn off the Pause
light, if necessary.
n Paper Out
n Pause
•••
No paper is loaded in the selected paper
source.
Load paper in the printer. Then press the Pause
button to turn off the Pause light, if necessary.
•••
The paper is not loaded correctly.
Remove your paper and reload it. See
Chapter 2 (continuous paper) or Chapter 3
(single sheets) for instructions on loading paper.
Then press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light, if necessary.
•••
Paper is jammed in the printer.
Clear the paper jam as described “Clearing
Paper Jams” on page 7-16.
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f Paper Out
n Pause
•••
Continuous paper is not fed to the standby
position.
Tear off the printed document at the
perforation; then press the Load/Eject button.
The printer feeds the paper to the standby
position. Press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light.
•••
A single sheet of paper is not fully ejected.
Press the Load/Eject button to eject the sheet.
Then press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light, if necessary.
•••
Paper is jammed in the printer.
Clear the paper jam as described on “Clearing
Paper Jams” on page 7-16.
f Pause
–
The print head is overheated.
Wait a few minutes; the printer resumes printing
automatically once the print head cools.
f Paper Out
f Pause
f f Tear Off/Bin
f f f Font
An unknown printer error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and leave it off for several
minutes; then turn on the printer again. If the
error recurs, contact your dealer.
n = on, f = flashing
••• = short series of beeps (three beeps)
•••••= long series of beeps (five beeps)
Note:
The printer beeps once if you press a control panel button when the corresponding
function is not available.
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Problems and Solutions
Most printer problems are easy to solve. Use the information in
this section to find the source of and solution to any printer
problems that occur.
Determine the type of problem that occurred, and see the
appropriate page below:
Power supply problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7-5
Single-sheet paper loading or
feeding problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7-6
Continuous paper loading or
feeding problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7-8
Wrong top-of-form position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7-9
Wrong tear-off position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7-10
Printing or printout quality problems. . . . . . . page 7-11
You can also use the self test feature to determine whether the
printer or the computer is causing the problem. See “Printing a
Self Test” on page 7-18 for instructions on printing a self test.
To pinpoint communication problems, experienced users may
want to use the printer’s hex dump mode, described on “Printing
a Hex Dump” on page 7-19.
To clear a paper jam, see “Clearing Paper Jams” on page 7-16.
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Power supply problems
The control panel lights come on briefly, but then go off and
stay off.
Cause
What to do
The printer’s voltage rating
does not match the voltage of
your electrical outlet.
Check the printer and the outlet
voltage ratings. If the voltages do not
match, unplug the printer
immediately and contact your dealer.
w Warning:
Do not reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet that has the wrong
voltage for your printer.
The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off
even though you turned on the printer.
Cause
What to do
The power cord is not
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet or your
printer.
Turn off the printer, and make sure the
power cord is firmly plugged into the
electrical outlet and the printer, if
necessary. Then turn on the printer.
The electrical outlet does not
work.
Use a different outlet.
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Single-sheet paper loading or feeding problems
The printer does not load single-sheet paper or does not feed
it properly.
Cause
What to do
The paper release lever is set
to a tractor position.
Set the paper release lever to the
single-sheet position. For more
information on setting the paper
release lever, see Chapter 2.
Continuous paper is in the
paper path.
Set the paper release lever to the
appropriate tractor position and press
the Load/Eject button to feed the
continuous paper to the standby
position. Then set the paper release
lever to the single-sheet position. (See
“Switching to printing on single
sheets” on page 2-29 for more
information.)
The paper on the paper
guide is positioned too far to
the right for the printer to
detect that it is there.
Move the paper a little to the left.
Single-sheet paper is not
loaded properly.
See Chapter 3 for instructions on
loading single-sheet paper.
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Setting the Paper Release Lever” on
page 2-2.
Your paper is creased, old,
too thin, or too thick.
See the paper specifications in
Appendix C and use new, clean sheets
of paper.
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The printer does not fully eject a single sheet.
Cause
What to do
Your paper is too long.
Press the Load/Eject button to eject
the sheet. Make sure the page length
of your paper is within the range
specified for single-sheet paper in
Appendix C. Also check and adjust
the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The optional cut-sheet feeder does not feed your single-sheet
paper properly.
Cause
What to do
The cut-sheet feeder is not
installed properly.
Reinstall it as described in “Installing
an optional cut-sheet feeder” on page
A-6.
Too many sheets are loaded
in the cut-sheet feeder.
Load no more than 150 single sheets in
the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder. See
“Switching between continuous
paper and single-sheet paper in the
cut-sheet feeder” on page A-18 for
more information.
The edge guides of the
cut-sheet feeder are not
positioned correctly.
Align the left edge guide with the
arrow mark, then move the right edge
guide to match your paper’s width.
There is only one sheet left in
the bin.
Load more paper in the cut-sheet
feeder.
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Continuous paper loading or feeding problems
The printer does not load continuous paper or does not feed it
properly.
Cause
What to do
The paper release lever is not
set correctly.
Set the paper release lever to the tractor
position for the paper source you want
to use. For more information on setting
the paper release lever, see Chapter 2.
Single-sheet paper is in the
paper path.
Set the paper release lever to the singlesheet position and press the Load/
Eject button to eject the sheet. Then set
the paper release lever back to the
appropriate tractor position. (See
“Switching to printing on continuous
paper” on page 2-30 for more
information.
Continuous paper is not
loaded properly.
See Chapter 2 for instructions on
loading continuous paper on the
tractor you want to use.
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Setting the Paper Thickness Lever” on
page 2-4.
The printer does not feed continuous paper to the standby
position.
Cause
What to do
You did not tear off the
printed pages before pressing
the Load/Eject button.
Tear off the printed pages at the
perforation. Then press the Load/
Eject button to feed the paper
backward to the standby position.
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Wrong top-of-form position
Printing starts too high or low on the page.
Cause
What to do
The paper size setting in your
application software or
printer driver does not match
the size of the paper you are
using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The printer’s page length
settings for the tractor do not
match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Check the page length settings for the
tractor using the printer’s defaultsetting mode or the EPSON Remote!
utility. See “About Your Printer’s
Default Settings” on page 5-4 or “Using
the EPSON Remote! Utility” on page
4-30.
The top margin or top-ofform position setting is
incorrect.
Check the margin or top-of-form
position setting in your application
software. See the printable area
specifications in Appendix C.
Adjust the top-of-form position in
micro adjust mode. Be aware, however,
that settings made in Windows
applications override settings made in
micro adjust mode. See “Adjusting the
Top-of-Form Position” on page 2-31.
The printer you want to use is
not selected in your software.
Choose the correct printer from the
Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
You moved the paper using
the knob while the printer
was on.
Adjust the top-of-form position using
the micro adjust feature. See
“Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position”
on page 2-31.
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printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
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Wrong tear-off position
The printer prints on (or too far away from) the perforation of
your continuous paper.
Cause
What to do
The tear-off position setting
is incorrect.
Adjust the tear-off position using the
micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting
the tear-off position” on page 2-35.
You moved the paper using
the knob while the printer
was on.
Adjust the tear-off position using the
micro adjust feature. See “Adjusting
the tear-off position” on page 2-35.
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printer or cause it to lose the tear-off position.
The printer you want to use
is not selected in your
software.
Choose the correct printer from the
Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
The paper size setting in
your application or printer
driver does not match the
size of the paper you are
using.
Check the paper size setting in your
application or printer driver.
The printer’s page length
settings for the tractor do not
match the size of the
continuous paper you are
using.
Check the page length settings for the
tractor using the printer’s defaultsetting mode or the EPSON Remote!
utility. See “About Your Printer’s
Default Settings” on page 5-4 or
“Using the EPSON Remote! Utility”
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Printing or printout quality problems
The printer does not print when the computer sends data.
Cause
What to do
The printer is paused.
Press the Pause button.
The interface cable is not
plugged in securely.
Check that both ends of the cable
between the printer and the computer
are plugged in securely. If the cable is
connected correctly, run a self test as
described later in this chapter.
Your interface cable does not
meet the printer and/or
computer specifications.
Use an interface cable that meets the
requirements of both the printer and
computer. See “Optional interface
cards” on page A-4 and your
computer’s documentation.
Your software is not
properly set up for your
printer.
Select your printer from the Windows
desktop or in your application. If
necessary, install or reinstall the
printer driver software as described in
Chapter 1.
The printer makes noise, but nothing prints or printing stops
abruptly
Cause
What to do
The paper thickness lever is
set incorrectly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See
“Setting the Paper Thickness Lever”
on page 2-4.
The ribbon has too much
slack, the ribbon has come
loose, or the ribbon cartridge
is not installed properly.
Remove any slack in the ribbon by
turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or
reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
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The printout is faint.
Cause
What to do
The paper thickness lever is
set incorrectly for your
paper.
Move the paper thickness lever to a
lower setting.
The ribbon is worn out.
Replace the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
The printout has gaps.
Cause
What to do
The paper thickness lever is
not set correctly.
Set the paper thickness lever to match
the thickness of your paper. See page
2-5 for continuous paper, or page 3-3
for single sheets.
Part of the printout is missing, or dots are missing in random
positions.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon has too much
slack, the ribbon has come
loose, or the ribbon cartridge
is not installed properly.
Remove any slack in the ribbon by
turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or
reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
The ribbon is worn out.
Replace the ribbon cartridge as
described in Chapter 1.
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Lines of dots are missing in the printout.
Cause
What to do
The print head is damaged.
Stop printing and contact your dealer
to have the print head replaced.
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parts of the printer must also be checked when the print head is replaced.
All the text is printed on the same line.
Cause
What to do
No line feed command is
sent at the end of each line of
text.
Turn on the auto line feed setting
using the printer’s default-setting
mode or the EPSON Remote! utility so
that the printer automatically adds a
line feed code to each carriage return.
See “About Your Printer’s Default
Settings” on page 5-4 or “Using the
EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 4-30.
The printout has extra blank lines between lines of text.
Cause
What to do
Two line feed commands are
being sent at the end of each
line of text.
Turn off the auto line feed setting
using the printer’s default-setting
mode or the EPSON Remote! utility.
See “About Your Printer’s Default
Settings” on page 5-4 or “Using the
EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 4-30.
The line space setting in your
application software is
incorrect.
Adjust the line space setting in your
application software.
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The skip over perforation
setting is on.
Turn off the skip over perforation
setting in the default-setting mode or
the EPSON Remote! utility. See
“About Your Printer’s Default
Settings” on page 5-4 or “Using the
EPSON Remote! Utility” on page 4-30.
The printer prints strange symbols, incorrect fonts, or other
inappropriate characters.
Cause
What to do
Your printer and computer
are not communicating
correctly.
Make sure that you are using the
correct interface cable and that the
communications protocol is correct.
See “Optional interface cards” on
page A-4 and your computer
documentation. If you installed an
optional serial interface card, also see
“Installing an Interface Card” on page
A-29.
The wrong character table is
selected in your software.
Select the correct character table using
your software, the default-setting
mode, or the EPSON Remote! utility.
The character table setting in your
software overrides settings made in
the default-setting mode or the
EPSON Remote! utility.
The printer you want to use is Choose the correct printer from the
not selected in your software. Windows desktop or in your
application before printing.
Your application software is
not configured correctly for
your printer.
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printer. See your application
documentation. If necessary, install or
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Software settings override
settings you make using the
default-setting mode,
EPSON Remote!, or the
control panel buttons.
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Use your application software to
select the font.
Vertical printed lines are not aligned.
Cause
What to do
Bidirectional printing, which
is the printer’s standard
printing mode, is out of
alignment.
Use the printer’s bidirectional
adjustment mode to correct this
problem. See “Aligning Vertical Lines
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Clearing Paper Jams
To clear a paper jam, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. If a single sheet of paper is stuck on the paper guide, gently
remove it.
3. Remove the printer cover. If continuous paper from the rear
slot is loaded in the printer, remove the paper guide.
4. If continuous paper is jammed in the printer, tear off the
supply at the perforation nearest the paper entry slot.
5. Turn the knob on the left side of the printer away from you to
eject the paper in the printer. Remove any remaining pieces
of paper.
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only when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage the
printer or lose the top-of-form or tear-off position.
6. Replace the paper guide if necessary, and replace the printer
cover. Then close the paper guide cover.
7. Turn on the printer. Make sure the Paper Out and Pause
lights are off.
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Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout
If you notice that the vertical lines in your printout are not
properly aligned, you can use the printer’s bidirectional
adjustment mode to correct this problem.
Note:
❏ To complete the steps below, you need four sheets of A4 or letter size
single-sheet paper or four pages of continuous paper that are at least
279 mm (11 inches) long and 241 mm (9.5 inches) wide. See Chapter
2 for instructions on loading continuous paper, or Chapter 3 for
instructions on loading single sheets.
❏ If you use single sheets, you need to load a new sheet of paper each
time the printer ejects a printed sheet onto the paper guide.
Follow these steps to perform the bidirectional adjustment:
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. While holding down the Pause button, turn on the printer.
The printer enters the bidirectional adjustment mode and
then prints instructions and the first set of alignment patterns.
3. As described in the instructions, compare the alignment
patterns and select the pattern with the best alignment.
4. Follow the instructions to print the remaining sets of
alignment patterns and select the pattern with the best
alignment in each set.
5. After you select the best pattern in the final set of alignment
patterns, turn off the printer and exit the bidirectional
adjustment mode. Your selections are saved automatically.
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Printing a Self Test
Running the printer’s self test helps you determine whether the
printer or the computer is causing the problem:
❏ If the self test results are satisfactory, the printer is working
properly and the problem probably results from your printer
driver settings, application settings, computer, or interface
cable. (Be sure to use a shielded interface cable.)
❏ If the self test does not print properly, there is a problem with
the printer. See “Problems and Solutions” for possible causes
and solutions to the problem.
You can print a self test using either single sheets or continuous
paper. See Chapter 2 for instructions on loading continuous
paper, or Chapter 3 for instructions on loading single sheets.
Note:
Use continuous paper that is at least 241 mm (9.5 inches) wide or A4 or
letter size single-sheet paper.
To perform a self test, follow these steps:
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
2. To run the test using the Draft font, hold down the LF/FF
button while you turn on the printer. To run the test using the
printer’s letter-quality fonts, hold down the Load/Eject
button while you turn on the printer. Either self test can help
you determine the source of your printing problem; however,
the draft test prints faster than the near-letter-quality test.
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After a few seconds, the printer loads the paper automatically
and begins printing a self test. A series of characters is printed.
Note:
To temporarily stop the self test, press the Pause button. To resume
the test, press the Pause button again.
3. To end the self test, press the Pause button to stop printing
and the Load/Eject button to eject the printed page. Then
turn off the printer.
Printing a Hex Dump
If you are an experienced user or a programmer, you can print a
hexadecimal dump to isolate communication problems between
the printer and your software program. In hex dump mode, the
printer prints all data received from the computer as hexadecimal
values.
You can print a hex dump using either single sheets or continuous
paper. See Chapter 2 for instructions on loading continuous
paper, or Chapter 3 for instructions on loading single sheets.
Note:
Use continuous paper that is at least 241 mm (9.5 inches) wide or A4 or
letter size single-sheet paper.
To print a hex dump, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
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before turning it back on; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
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2. To enter hex dump mode, hold down both the LF/FF and
Load/Eject buttons while you turn on the printer.
3. Open a software program and send a print job to the printer.
Your printer prints all the codes it receives in hexadecimal
format.
If characters are printable, they appear in the right column as
ASCII characters. Nonprintable codes, such as control codes,
are represented by dots. By comparing the characters printed
in the right column with the printout of the hexadecimal
codes, you can check the codes the printer is receiving.
4. To turn off hex dump mode, press the Pause button to stop
printing and the Load/Eject button to eject the printed
page(s). Then turn off the printer.
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Appendix A
Enhancing Your Printer With Options
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Paper handling options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Optional interface cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Using the Optional Cut-Sheet Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Installing an optional cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Loading paper in the single-bin cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . A-8
Loading paper in the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . A-12
Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Selecting your paper path (bin 1 or bin 2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-17
Switching between continuous paper and single-sheet
paper in the cut-sheet feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Using the Roll Paper Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-20
Assembling the roll paper holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-20
Installing the roll paper holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-21
Loading roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-22
Removing roll paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-24
Using an Optional Front Sheet Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Installing the front sheet guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-25
Loading paper in the front sheet guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-27
Installing an Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-29
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Options
The following table shows the paper handling options and interface
cards available for your printer. To purchase options, contact your
dealer or customer support as described in Appendix D.
Paper handling options
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder (C80638✽
✽)
Feeds up to 150 sheets of paper or 25
plain bond envelopes into the
printer without reloading. See
“Switching between continuous
paper and single-sheet paper in the
cut-sheet feeder” on page A-18 for
instructions.
If you also install the single-bin cutsheet feeder, you can use both
feeders as a double-bin cut-sheet
feeder.
Single-bin cut-sheet feeder (C80637✽
✽)
You can load up to 50 sheets of
ordinary single-sheet paper in the
single-bin cut-sheet feeder. You can
also connect it to the high-capacity
cut-sheet feeder to create a doublebin. See “Switching between
continuous paper and single-sheet
paper in the cut-sheet feeder” on
page A-18 for instructions.
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Additional tractor unit (C80020✽
✽)
This option is available because
using two tractors in combination
improves continuous paper
handling and reduces the chances of
paper jams. This printing method is
especially useful for printing on
continuous multipart forms. For
instructions on using this option, see
“Using the Tractor in the Pull
Position” on page 2-14.
Roll paper holder (#8310)
Allows you to use your printer with
8.5-inch roll paper like that used
with telex machines. See “Using the
Roll Paper Holder” on page A-20 for
instructions.
Front sheet guide (C81423✽
✽)
The front sheet guide allows you to
load single sheets from the front
paper slot. (This option may not be
available in some countries.)
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product number,
which varies by country.
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Optional interface cards
You can install an optional interface card to supplement your
printer’s built-in parallel interface and provide added network
compatibility. The EPSON interface cards in the table below are
compatible with your printer. (Not all the interfaces in the table
are available worldwide.)
See “Installing an Interface Card” on page A-29 for instructions.
Model number
Card type
C82305✽ / C82306✽
Serial interface card
C82307✽ / C82308✽
32KB serial interface card
C82312✽
LocalTalk interface card
C82313✽
32KB IEEE-488 interface card
C82314✽
Coax interface card
C82315✽
Twinax interface card
C82345✽
IEEE-1284 (Type B bidirectional) parallel
interface card
C82362✽ / C82363✽ /
C82364✽
Ethernet interface card
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country.
When you use Ethernet interface card C82363✽, you need to attach the
optional interface adapter (C82525✽) to the interface card.
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card, be sure to set the transfer speed to one of the following:
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 bps
If you are unsure whether you need an optional interface or
would like to know more about interfaces, contact your dealer.
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Using the Optional Cut-Sheet Feeders
Two types of optional cut-sheet feeders are available for use with
your printer: the single-bin cut-sheet feeder (C80637✽) and the
high-capacity cut-sheet feeder (C80638✽). You can use either one
of these separately, or you can use both feeders together as a
double-bin cut-sheet feeder to automatically load two different
types of paper.
The single-bin cut-sheet feeder holds up to 50 single sheets. The
high-capacity cut-sheet feeder holds up to 150 single sheets or up
to 25 envelopes.
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To install the single-bin, high-capacity, or double-bin cut-sheet
feeder, see the next section. However, before installing the
double-bin cut-sheet feeder, you must assemble it as described a
“Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder” on page A-16. To
load paper in a bin, see “Loading paper in the single-bin cut-sheet
feeder” on page A-8, or “Loading paper in the high-capacity cutsheet feeder” on page A-12.
Note:
You cannot install and use the optional cut-sheet feeders when the tractor
unit is installed in the pull position. To remove the tractor from the pull
position, see “Removing the pull tractor” on page 2-24.
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Installing an optional cut-sheet feeder
You install the single-bin, high-capacity, and double-bin cut-sheet
feeders in the same way. Follow the steps in this section.
Note:
Before you install the double-bin cut-sheet feeder, you need to assemble
it as described on “Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder” on page
A-16.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then remove the paper
guide by moving it to the upright position and pulling it
straight up. Lift the printer cover by its back edge and then
pull it straight up and off the printer.
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2. Holding the cut-sheet feeder in both hands, press down on
the latch levers and fit the notches over the printer’s mounting
posts, as shown below. Release the latch levers to lock the
feeder in place.
single-bin cut-sheet feeder
high-capacity cut-sheet feeder / double-bin cut-sheet feeder
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you need to install the single-bin cut-sheet feeder behind the highcapacity cut-sheet feeder. For installation details see “Assembling the
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3. To replace the printer cover, first insert the front tabs into the
slots on the printer, then lower the cover into place.
If you installed the double-bin cut-sheet feeder, you need to select
your paper path (bin 1 or bin 2). See “Selecting your paper path
(bin 1 or bin 2)” on page A-17.
You are now ready to load paper with your single-bin, highcapacity, or double-bin cut-sheet feeder.
Loading paper in the single-bin cut-sheet feeder
The single-bin cut-sheet feeder holds up to 50 sheets of paper.
When the single-bin cut-sheet feeder is installed, you can still use
the paper guide to load single sheets and envelopes one at a time.
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1. Make sure the paper guide is removed, and set the paper
thickness lever to the single-sheet position. Also make sure
the paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover) is
set to the proper position for your paper’s thickness.
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2. Slide the left paper guide of the cut-sheet feeder so it is aligned
with the triangle mark. Next, slide the right paper guide to
roughly match the width of your paper. Slide the paper
support midway between the paper guides.
paper guides of the
cut-sheet feeder
paper support
3. Pull both paper set levers forward until the paper guides
retract and lock open to allow paper loading.
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5. Take a stack of paper (up to 50 sheets) and fan it. Next, tap the
side and bottom edges of the paper on a flat surface to even
up the stack.
6. Insert the paper stack printable side down along the left paper
guide.
7. Adjust the right paper guide so that it matches your paper’s
width. Make sure the position of the guide allows the paper
to move up and down freely.
8. Push back the paper set levers to clamp the paper against the
guide rollers.
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9. Attach the stacker-support wires to the paper guide as shown
below, if necessary.
10. Install the paper guide with the attached stacker-support by
fitting the notches on the paper guide straight down over the
mounting posts on the printer. Slide the edge guides to the
middle of your paper.
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If the first line on your page appears too high or low, you can fix
this by adjusting the top-of-form position using the micro adjust
feature. See “Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position” on page 2-31.
Loading paper in the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder
The high-capacity cut-sheet feeder holds up to 150 sheets of paper
or up to 25 envelopes.
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1. Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet position. Also
make sure the paper thickness lever (located under the printer
cover) is set to the proper position for your paper’s thickness.
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2. Pull the lock levers on the edge guides forward to release
them.
3. Slide the left paper guide until it is aligned with the triangle
mark; then lock it in place by pushing back its lock lever. Next,
slide the right paper guide to roughly match the width of your
paper. Slide the paper support to midway between the paper
guides.
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4. Pull both paper set levers forward until the paper guides
retract and lock open to allow paper loading.
5. Open the paper guide cover.
6. Take a stack of paper (up to 150 sheets) and fan it. Next, tap
the side and bottom edges of the paper on a flat surface to
even up the stack.
7. Insert the paper stack, printable side down, along the left
paper guide.
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8. Adjust the right paper guide so that it matches your paper’s
width and lock it in place. Make sure the position of the guide
allows the paper to move up and down freely.
If you are loading envelopes, push back the envelope levers
as shown below.
9. Push back the paper set levers to clamp the paper or envelopes
against the guide rollers.
The cut-sheet feeder automatically loads paper when the printer
receives data.
If the first line on your page appears too high or low, you can fix
this by adjusting the top-of-form position using the micro adjust
feature. See “Adjusting the Top-of-Form Position” on page 2-31.
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Assembling the double-bin cut-sheet feeder
Using the double-bin cut-sheet feeder allows you to load two
different types of paper automatically. Before you install the
double-bin cut-sheet feeder, you need to connect the single-bin
cut-sheet feeder (C80637✽) to the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder
(C80638✽).
1. Remove the gear cover from the back of the high-capacity cutsheet feeder by pressing down the tab and pulling the cover
backward. Store it in a safe place.
2. Hold the single-bin cut-sheet feeder in both hands. Fit the
notches in the single-bin cut-sheet feeder over the mounting
posts on the back of the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder.
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3. Lock the two cut-sheet feeders together by pushing firmly on
the tab locks.
To install the double-bin cut-sheet feeder on your printer, see
“Installing an optional cut-sheet feeder” on page A-6.
Selecting your paper path (bin 1 or bin 2)
When the double-bin cut-sheet feeder is installed, the highcapacity cut-sheet feeder becomes bin 1 and the single-bin cutsheet feeder becomes bin 2 for paper path selection purposes.
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It is best to select the paper path in your application program
because software settings usually override the printer’s control
panel settings. However, if you cannot select the paper path in
your application, select a path by pressing the Tear off/Bin button
until the light indicates the bin you want as shown below.
■ ❑ : bin 1 (high-capacity cut-sheet feeder) is selected.
❑ ■ : bin 2 (single-bin cut-sheet feeder) is selected.
The cut-sheet feeder you selected automatically loads paper when
the printer receives data.
Switching between continuous paper and single-sheet
paper in the cut-sheet feeder
You can easily switch between continuous paper on a push tractor
and single-sheet paper in the cut-sheet feeder without removing
the continuous paper.
Switching to continuous paper
1. If any sheets are in the paper path, press the Load/Eject
button to eject them.
2. Move the printer’s paper release lever to the push tractor
position. Also set the paper thickness lever to the proper
position for your paper.
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Switching to single-sheet paper in the cut-sheet feeder
1. If any continuous paper remains in the printer, press the Tear
Off/Bin button to advance the paper to the tear-off position.
Then tear off the printed pages.
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Tear off any printed documents before pressing the Load/Eject
button in the next step. Reverse feeding several pages at a time
may cause a paper jam.
2. Press the Load/Eject button. The printer feeds the paper
backward to the standby position. The paper is still attached
to the push tractor but is no longer in the paper path.
3. Move the printer’s paper release lever to the single-sheet
position. Also set the paper thickness lever to the proper
position for the thickness of your single-sheet paper.
4. If you are using the double-bin cut-sheet feeder, select the bin
you want to use as described on “Selecting your paper path
(bin 1 or bin 2)” on page A-17.
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Using the Roll Paper Holder
The optional roll paper holder (#8310) allows you to use 8.5-inch
roll paper like that used with telex machines. This provides an
inexpensive alternative to using continuous paper for
applications that require variable paper lengths. Before you install
and use the roll paper holder, you need to assemble it.
Assembling the roll paper holder
To assemble the roll paper holder, follow the steps below.
1. Fit the arc bearings into the stand as shown.
2. Make sure you orient the stand and base plate as shown
below. Then place the base plate on the stand and fasten the
two together with the plastic spacing clips.
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3. Hook the tension lever onto both ends of the stand as shown
below. While pulling up the tension lever, fit the wire ends of
the tension lever into the holes in the stand. The roll paper
holder is assembled.
tension lever
Installing the roll paper holder
To install the roll paper holder, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Position the roll paper holder underneath the printer as
shown below. Fit the two positioning pegs on the bottom of
the printer into the two holes in the base plate.
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printer’s weight and the two positioning pegs hold it in place. If
you pick up the printer, be careful not to drop the roll paper holder.
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To remove the roll paper holder, carefully lift up the printer and
pull out the roll paper holder from beneath the printer.
Loading roll paper
After you install the roll paper holder, follow the steps below to
load a roll of paper,
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Open the paper guide
cover and remove the paper guide.
2. Make sure the paper tension unit is installed.
3. Set the paper thickness lever (located under the printer cover)
to the proper position for the thickness of your roll paper.
4. Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet position.
5. Cut the leading edge of the roll paper straight across.
6. Insert the roll paper holder shaft into the center of the paper
roll as shown.
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7. Place the shaft and paper roll on the roll paper holder so the
paper feeds from the bottom of the roll.
8. Turn on the printer. Bring the leading edge of the paper up
over the push tractor and insert it until it meets resistance. The
printer loads the roll paper automatically.
9. Replace the paper guide and close the paper guide cover. You
are now ready to print. The printed roll paper is fed over the
paper guide to the back of the printer, as shown below.
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When you finish printing, open the paper guide cover and
press the LF/FF button to advance the paper. Tear off the paper
using the tear-off edge of the printer.
Removing roll paper
Roll paper cannot be fed backward. To remove roll paper, open
the paper guide cover and remove the paper guide, then cut the
paper behind where it feeds into the printer. Press the Load/Eject
button to eject the remaining paper.
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Using an Optional Front Sheet Guide
The optional front sheet guide (C81423✽) fits inside the front of
the printer. This option allows you to load single sheets and
carbonless single-sheet multipart forms of up to 5 parts (one
original and four copies). Paper used with front sheet guide must
be 148 to 257 mm (5.8 to 10.1 inches) wide and can only be loaded
one sheet at a time.
The optional front sheet guide (C81423✽) provides you with the
best paper jam prevention, but you cannot load continuos paper
in the front when it is installed.
Note:
This option is not available in some countries.
Installing the front sheet guide
1. Open the front cover.
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2. Remove the edge guide from the bottom of the printer by
pushing in the pegs.
3. Insert the front of the front paper guide into the holder on both
sides of the printer’s interior. Insert the pegs on the back of
the front paper guide into the holes on the inside-bottom of
the printer.
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4. Open the edge guides on the paper guide all the way to the
left and right, then place the paper guide in the upright
position.
Loading paper in the front sheet guide
You can load single sheets or multipart forms one at a time in the
front sheet guide.
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1. Make sure that the paper guide is in the upright position and
the edge guides are open all the way to the left and right. Set
the paper release lever to the single-sheet position.
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2. If you are using ordinary single-sheet paper, set the paper
thickness lever (located under the printer cover) to 0 as shown
below. If you are loading a single-sheet multipart form, set
the paper thickness lever to the proper position.
3. Slide the edge guide to the triangle mark on the front sheet
guide.
Note:
You can slide the edge guide to the left in 1/10-inch increments to
increase the left margin on your printout.
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4. Making sure it is aligned with the edge guide, load the paper
printable side up until it meets resistance. The printer loads
the paper automatically.
Installing an Interface Card
Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Unplug the printer’s
power cord and disconnect the interface cable.
2. Remove the screws from the shield plate on the back of the
printer and remove the plate.
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3. Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the
interface compartment. Firmly push in the card to make sure
the connector at the back of the interface card is fully inserted
into the printer’s internal socket. Then replace the screws and
tighten them.
Note:
Store the shield plate in a safe place; you will need to reattach it if
you remove the interface card later.
To remove the interface card, perform the procedure above in
reverse order.
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Appendix B
Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
B
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Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year. To clean your printer, follow
these steps:
1. Remove any paper loaded in the printer. Make sure the
printer is turned off.
2. Remove the paper guide. If a pull tractor or an optional cutsheet feeder is installed, remove it.
3. Use a soft brush to carefully brush away all dust and dirt from
the outer case and paper guide.
4. If the outer case or paper guide is still dirty or dusty, clean
them with a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent
dissolved in water. Keep the printer cover in place and lower
it until it lies flat on the top of the printer to prevent water
from getting inside the printer.
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Caution:
❏ Never use alcohols or thinners to clean the printer; these
chemicals can damage the printer components as well as the
case.
❏ Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
electronic components.
❏ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
❏ Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable lubricants can damage the printer mechanism.
Contact an EPSON dealer if you think lubrication is needed.
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Transporting the Printer
If you need to transport your printer some distance, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials, as
described below.
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Warning:
You need to move the print head by hand to remove the ribbon
cartridge. If you have just used the printer, the print head may
be hot; let it cool for a few minutes before touching it.
1. Remove any paper loaded in the printer. Make sure the
printer is turned off.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
3. Remove the paper guide.
4. If a pull tractor is installed, remove it as described in
“Removing the pull tractor” on page 2-24. If any options are
installed, remove them and pack them in their original boxes.
5. Make sure that the print head is not hot. Then remove the
ribbon cartridge as described in Chapter 1.
6. Remove the paper tension unit as described on “Installing the
tractor in the pull position” on page 2-14. Attach the
protective locking clips on both sides of the printer roller.
Then install the paper tension unit as described on “Removing
the pull tractor” on page 2-24.
7. Make sure the tractor that comes with your printer is installed
in the push position. See “Loading paper onto the push
tractor” on page 2-6 for instructions.
8. Repack the printer, ribbon cartridge, paper guide, and power
cord in the original packing materials and place them in the
printer’s original box.
Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
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Appendix C
Specifications
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Paper alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-10
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-11
Safety approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
CE marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
Command Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
EPSON ESC/P2 control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-19
Character Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-20
International character sets for the Italic table . . . . . . . . . . . . C-31
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Printer Specifications
Mechanical
Printing method:
24-pin impact dot matrix
Printing speed:
High-speed draft
Draft
Draft condensed
LQ
LQ condensed
C-2
400 cps at 10 cpi
300 cps at 10 cpi
360 cps at 12 cpi
450 cps at 15 cpi
257 cps at 17 cpi
300 cps at 20 cpi
100 cps at 10 cpi
120 cps at 12 cpi
150 cps at 15 cpi
171 cps at 17 cpi
200 cps at 20 cpi
Printing direction:
Bidirectional logic seeking for text and
graphics printing. Unidirectional text or
graphics printing can be selected using
software commands.
Line spacing:
1/6-inch or programmable in 1/360-inch
increments
Printable columns:
80 columns (at 10 cpi)
Resolution:
360 × 180 dpi maximum (letter quality)
360 × 360 dpi maximum (raster graphics)
Interfaces:
One standard bidirectional, 8-bit, parallel
interface with IEEE 1284 nibble mode
support and one optional interface slot
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Paper feed methods: Friction (front or top paper entry)
Push tractor (rear paper entry)
Pull tractor (front, bottom, or rear paper
entry)
Push and pull tractor (optional)
Cut-sheet feeder (optional)
Roll paper holder (optional)
Paper feed speed:
Continuous
Intermittent
5 inches/second
45 ms/line at 1/6-inch
line spacing
Paper capacity:
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder
up to 150 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
up to 25 plain or bond envelopes
up to 30 airmail envelopes
up to 30 postcards
Note:
The total thickness of the paper stack can be up
to 15 mm (0.59 inch).
Single-bin cut-sheet feeder
up to 50 sheets of 82 g/m² (22 lb) paper
Note:
The total thickness of the paper stack can be up
to 5 mm (0.20 inch).
Buffer:
64KB
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Bitmap fonts
EPSON Draft
EPSON Roman
EPSON Sans Serif
EPSON Courier
EPSON Prestige
EPSON Script
EPSON OCR-B
EPSON Orator
EPSON Orator-S
EPSON Script C
10, 12, 15 cpi
10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
10, 12, 15 cpi
10, 12 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
proportional
Scalable fonts
EPSON Roman
10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
EPSON Sans Serif 10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
EPSON Roman T
10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
EPSON Sans Serif H 10.5, 8-32 pt
(every 2 pt)
Barcode fonts
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPCA, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
C-4
Character tables:
One Italic and 12 graphical character tables.
(35 graphical character tables are available
in some countries.) See “Character Tables”
on page C-20 for more information.
Character sets:
14 international character sets and one
legal character set
Specifications
Reliability:
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Print head life
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19 million lines
(except print head)
MTBF 10,000 POH
(25% duty)
approx. 200 million
strokes per wire
Dimensions and
weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
160 mm (6.3 inches)
415 mm (16.3 inches)
368 mm (14.5 inches)
approx. 7.5 kg (16.5 lb)
Ribbon:
Black ribbon cartridge (#7753)
Film ribbon cartridge (#7768)
Black ribbon life
2 million characters
(LQ, 10 cpi, 48 dots/
character)
Film ribbon life
0.2 million characters
(LQ, 10 cpi, 48 dots/
character)
Electrical
Input voltage range
120 V Model
220 to 240 V Model
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A (maximum
2.6 A depending
on the character
type)
0.5 A (maximum
1.4 A depending
on the character
type)
Power consumption
Approx. 36 W (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern)
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Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Specifications
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Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
(without condensation)
Operation
5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F)
10 to 80% RH
Storage
–30 to 60 °C (–22 to 140 °F)
0 to 85% RH
Paper
Note:
❏ Use recycled paper and envelopes only under normal temperature
and humidity conditions, as follows:
Temperature
15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F)
Humidity
30 to 60% RH
❏ Do not load paper that has been folded or is damaged, wrinkled, or
curled.
Ordinary single sheets:
C-6
front, top, and cut-sheet feeder entry
Width
Front and top:
257 to 356 mm (10.1 to 14 inches)
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder:
100 to 364 mm (3.9 to 14.3 inches)
Second-bin cut-sheet feeder:
182 to 216 mm (7.2 to 8.5 inches)
Length
Front and top:
100 to 364 mm (3.9 to 14.3 inches)
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder:
257 to 356 mm (10.1 to 14 inches)
Second-bin cut-sheet feeder:
257 to 356 mm (10.1 to 14 inches)
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Thickness
0.065 to 0.14 mm (0.0025 to 0.0055 inch)
Cut sheet feeder:
0.07 to 0.14 mm (0.0028 to 0.0055
inch)
Weight
52 to 90 g/m² (14 to 24 lb)
Cut sheet feeder:
64 to 90 g/m² (18 to 24 lb)
Single-sheet multipart
forms:
front entry only
Width
100 to 257 mm (3.9 to 10.1 inches)
Length
100 to 364 mm (3.9 to 14.3 inches)
Copies
1 original + up to 4 copies
Thickness
0.12 to 0.39 mm (0.0047 to 0.015 inch)
Weight
40 to 58 g/m² (12 to 15 lb)
Binding
Line glue at the top of form
Envelopes:
top entry only
Size
No. 6: 165 × 92 mm (6.5 × 3.6 inches)
No. 10: 241 × 105 mm (9.5 × 4.1 inches)
Thickness
0.16 to 0.52 mm (0.0063 to 0.0205 inch)
Weight
45 to 90 g/m² (12 to 24 lb)
Postcards:
front and top entry
Width
Front and top:
100 to 200 mm (3.9 to 7.9 inches)
Cut sheet feeder:
100 to 148 mm (3.9 to 5.8 inches)
Length
Front:148 to 200 mm (5.8 to 7.9 inches)
Top: 100 to 200 mm (3.9 to 7.9 inches)
Cut sheet feeder:
100 to 148 mm (3.9 to 5.8 inches)
Specifications
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Thickness
0.22 mm (0.0087 inch)
Weight
192 g/m² (51 lb)
Continuous paper
(standard and multipart): front, rear, and bottom entry
Width
101.6 to 254 mm (4.0 to 10.0 inches)
Length (one page)
101.6 to 558.8 mm (4.0 to 22.0 inches)
Copies
1 original + up to 4 copies
Thickness
Printable area 0.065 to 0.39 mm
(0.0025 to 0.015 inch)
Perforated edges up to 0.9 mm (0.035
inch)
Weight
(not multipart)
52 to 82 g/m² (14 to 22 lb)
Weight
40 to 58 g/m² (12 to 15 lb)
(one sheet of multipart)
Binding
Point glue or paper staples on both
sides (front, bottom, or rear entry)
❏ The continuous multipart forms should be securely joined
together along the left and right edges by crimping.
Crimping should be pressed in from the original sheet side
and go completely through all copy sheets.
❏ The ratio of the cut/uncut length at the perforation should
be between 3:1 and 5:1.
❏ The perforation between pages should not extend all the
way to the edges of the paper.
❏ At the perforation between pages, the horizontal and
vertical perforation cuts should not cross.
❏ The thickness of the perforation part when extended should
be 1 mm or less.
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Continuous paper
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front and bottom entry
Label size
23.8 × 63.5 mm (15/16 × 2.5 inches)
minimum
2.5 mm (0.1 inch) corner radius,
minimum
Backing sheet width
101.6 to 254 mm (4.0 to 10.0 inches)
Backing sheet length
(one page)
101.6 to 558.8 mm (4.0 to 22.0 inches)
Backing sheet thickness 0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0035 inch)
Total thickness
0.16 to 0.19 mm (0.0063 to 0.0075 inch)
Label weight
64 g/m² (17 lb)
Roll paper:
rear entry with optional roll paper
holder only
Width
216 ± 3 mm (8.5 ± 0.12 inches)
Thickness
0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0035 inch)
Weight
52 to 82 g/m² (14 to 22 lb)
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Paper alignment
Front entry
Printing starts at “0” on the scale. The unprintable area is to the
left of the “0.”
Rear entry
Printing starts at “0” on the scale. The unprintable area is to the
left of the “0.”
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Printable area
Single sheets, envelopes, and postcards:
B
A
A
B
printable
area
printable
area
C
B
C
A
The minimum top margin is 4.2 mm (0.17 inch).
B
The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
The minimum right margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
The maximum paper width is 257 mm (10.1 inches) and the
maximum printable width is 203.2 mm (8.0 inches).
For single sheets wider than 209.2 mm (8.23 inches), the side
margins increase proportionally to match the width of the
paper.
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The minimum bottom margin is 4.2 mm (0.17 inch).
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Continuous paper:
A
A
Printable
area
B
C-12
B
A
The minimum top and bottom margins above and below the
perforation are 4.2 mm (0.17 inch) each.
B
The minimum left and right margins are 13 mm (0.51 inch)
each.
The maximum paper width is 254 mm (10.0 inches) and the
maximum printable width is 203.2 mm (8.0 inches).
For continuous paper wider than 229.2 mm (9.0 inches), the
side margins increase proportionally to match the width of
the paper.
Specifications
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Roll paper:
A
B
printable
area
A
The minimum top margin is 4.2 mm (0.17 inch).
B
The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
The minimum right margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
The maximum printable width is 203.2 mm (8.0 inches).
C
Specifications
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Safety approvals
120 V model:
Safety standards
UL1950
CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMI
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
230 V model:
Safety standards
EN 60950
EMI
EN 55022 (CISPR pub. 22) class B
AS/NZS 3548 class B
Acoustic noise:
Approx. 49 dB (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
CE marking
230 V model:
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
C-14
Specifications
EN 60950
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC 60801-2
IEC 60801-3
IEC 60801-4
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Command Lists
Your printer supports the following EPSON ESC/P2 control
codes and IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes:
EPSON ESC/P2 control codes
Selecting an EPSON ESC/P2 printer in your software allows you
to use advanced fonts and graphics.
General operation:
ESC @, ESC U, ESC EM
Paper feeding:
FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC +, CR
Page format:
ESC (C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC (c, ESC N, ESC O
Print position motion:
ESC $, ESC \, ESC (V, ESC (v, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
Font selection:
ESC k, ESC x, ESC y, ESC X, ESC P, ESC M, ESC g, ESC p,
ESC 4, ESC 5, ESC E, ESC F, ESC !
Font enhancement:
ESC W, DC4, SO, DC2, SI, ESC w, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T,
ESC S, ESC -, ESC (-, ESC q
Spacing:
ESC Space, ESC c, ESC (U
C
Character handling:
ESC t, ESC (t, ESC R, ESC %, ESC &, ESC :, ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC (^
Bit image:
ESC *
Bar code:
ESC (B
Specifications
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Barcode commands
Your printer has powerful barcode printing capabilities and
includes the following resident barcode fonts: EAN-13, EAN-8,
Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, and
POSTNET. See the barcode commands below:
ESC ( B
Format:
ASCII code:
ESC
Decimal:
27
Hexadecimal: 1B
Select Barcode Printing
(
40
28
B
66
42
m
m
m
n
n
n
Function:
ESC ( B n1 n2 k m s v1 v2 c data
n = (n1 + (256 × n2))
k: Select barcode
k = 0: EAN-13, 1: EAN-8, 2: Interleaved 2 of 5, 3: UPC-A,
4: UPC-E, 5: Code 39, 6: Code 128, 7: POSTNET
m: Module width (180 dpi)
m = 2: 2 dots, 3: 3 dots, 4: 4 dots, 5: 5 dots
s: Space adjustment value
-3 ≤ s ≤ 3 (1/360-inch units)
v1, v2: Bar length
v1 + v2 × 256 (1/180-inch units)
Note:
❏ The v1 and v2 values are ignored when POSTNET is selected.
❏ The long bar length of POSTNET is always 0.125 inch; the
short bar length is always 0.050 inch.
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c: Control flag
Bit 0 = Check digit
0: The printer does not add a check digit.
1: The printer adds a check digit.
Bit 1 = Human readable character (HRC)
0: The printer adds the HRC.
1: The printer does not add the HRC.
Bit 2 = Position of flag character (for EAN-13 and UPC-A only)
0: Center
1: Under
Bits 3−7 = Not used
Barcode data
Barcode data corresponds to the barcode symbology. The data
number of each barcode type is constant. The barcode is printed
only if the following valid characters are set:
Barcode type
Number of valid
characters 1 (HEX)
Number of valid
characters 2 (HEX)
EAN-13
EAN-8
Interleaved 2 of 5
UPC-A
UPC-E
Code 39
Code 128
POSTNET
0D
8
2 to FF
0C
0C or 8
1 to FF
2 to FF
6 or 0A or 0C
0C
7
2 to FF
0B
0B or 7
1 to FF
2 to FF
5 or 9 or 0B
C
Number of valid characters 1: Control flag c b0=0
Number of valid characters 2: Control flag c b0=1
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The valid data for each barcode type is described below. If invalid
data is included in the barcode data string, the barcode is not
printed.
Barcode type
Barcode data
EAN-13
EAN-8
UPC-A
UPC-E
Interleaved 2 of 5
POSTNET
Code 39
0-9 (Hex 30-39)
0-9 (Hex 30-39)
0-9 (Hex 30-39)
0-9 (Hex 30-39)
0-9 (Hex 30-39)
0-9 (Hex 30-39)
0-9 (Hex 30-39), (Hex 41-5A), (Hex 20, 24, 25, 2B,
2D, 2E, 2F)
Set A, Set B, Set C
Code 128
The following conditions are required for barcode printing:
❏ Barcode printing is always performed unidirectionally.
However, when it is mixed with raster bit image data, neither
barcode nor raster bit image data is printed.
❏ A barcode is not printed when part of the barcode extends
beyond the right margin.
❏ When barcode data and text data are mixed in a data
sequence, barcodes and text are printed in the same place.
❏ The start and stop (*) characters of Code 39 are added to
human readable characters.
❏ The initial data of Code 128 (Set A, B, or C) is identified as the
first data of Code 128, and must be hexadecimal (41, 42, and
43, respectively).
❏ When Code 128 Set C and Interleaved 2 of 5 are selected,
barcode data requires an even number data string. However,
if an odd number string is sent, a 0 is automatically added,
making it an even number data string.
❏ The barcode print start position (except for POSTNET) is
always 40/360 inch above the baseline.
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IBM 2390 Plus emulation control codes
This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter using the commands
below. For detailed information, see the IBM 2390 Plus reference
manual.
General operation:
NUL, DC3, ESC j, BEL, CAN, DC1, ESC Q, ESC [ K, ESC U,
ESC [ F
Paper feeding:
FF, LF, ESC 5, ESC A, ESC A (AGM*), ESC 0, ESC 1, ESC 2,
ESC 3, ESC 3 (AGM*), CR, ESC ]
Page format:
ESC C, ESC C0, ESC X, ESC N, ESC O, ESC 4
Print position motion:
ESC d, ESC R, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J, ESC J (AGM*)
Font selection:
DC2, ESC P, ESC :, ESC E, ESC F, ESC I, ESC [d, ESC [I
Font enhancement:
DC4, SO, ESC SO, ESC W, ESC [ @, SI, ESC SI, ESC G, ESC H,
ESC T, ESC S, ESC -, ESC _, ESC [Spacing:
BS, SP, ESC [¥
Character handling:
ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC [ T, ESC ^, ESC \
C
Bit image:
ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC [g, ESC * (AGM*)
* Alternate Graphic Mode
Barcode:
ESC [f, ESC [p
Download:
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Character Tables
You can select the character tables shown in this section using the
printer’s default-setting mode or with software commands.
Note:
❏ Most of the character tables are the same as the PC 437 table for hex
codes 00 through 7F; only the characters for hex codes 80 through
FF are shown for these tables.
❏ The character tables with an asterisk (*) after the table name are
available only in some countries.
PC 437 (US Standard Europe)
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PC 850 (Multilingual)
PC 860 (Portuguese)
PC 863 (French-Canadian)
PC 865 (Nordic)
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BRASCII
Abicomp
ISO Latin 1
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PC 437 Greek*
PC 853 (Turkish)*
PC 855 (Cyrillic)*
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PC 857 (Turkish)*
PC 866 (Russian)*
PC864 (Arabic)
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MAZOWIA (Poland)*
Code MJK (CSFR)*
ISO 8859-7*
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Bulgaria (Bulgarian)*
PC 774 (LST 1283: 1993)*
Estonia (Estonian)*
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PC 866 LAT. (Latvian)*
PC 866 UKR (Ukranian)*
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PC 708 (Arabic)*
PC 720 (Arabic)*
PC AR 864 (Arabic)*
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International character sets for the Italic table
You can select one of the following eight international character
sets for the Italic character table shown below using the defaultsetting mode or the ESC R command. For example, when you
select “Italic France,” the characters in the “France” row are used
in the Italic character table.
You can select one of the following seven additional sets only with
the ESC R command.
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Appendix D
Customer Support Information
Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2
For North American Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Electronic support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Automated telephone services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Users. . . . . . . . D-5
Enquiry Desk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-5
Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-5
Faxon EPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
EPtec-Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers
and utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
For Australian Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
EPSON FAXBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
EPSON Bulletin Board System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-7
Your dealer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8
EPSON Helpdesk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8
For Singapore Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-8
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-9
Internet home page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-9
Electronic bulletin board system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-9
Technical support hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-9
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-10
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Contacting Customer Support
If your printer is not operating properly and you cannot solve the
problem using the troubleshooting information in Chapter 7,
contact customer support services for assistance. See the section
for your country in this section.
We will be able to help you much more quickly if you give us the
following information:
❏ Printer model
❏ Serial number of your printer
(The serial number label is on the back of the printer.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Printer software version
(Click the About button in your printer driver.)
❏ Windows version (for example, 95, 98, NT 4.0, or 3.1)
❏ Software application(s) you normally use with the printer and
their version number(s)
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For North American Users
If you purchased your printer in the United States or Canada,
EPSON provides customer support through the following
services:
Electronic support services
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON's
home page at http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your
Web browser (or other software for FTP
downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com
with the user name anonymous and your email address as the password.
EPSON Forum on
CompuServe®
Members of CompuServe can type GO
EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the
Epson America Forum. For a free introductory
CompuServe membership, call (800) 8488199 and ask for representative #529.
Automated telephone services
Service
Access
EPSON SoundAdvice™
For pre-recorded answers to commonly
asked questions about EPSON products 24
hours a day, seven days a week,
call (800) 992-8911.
EPSON FaxAdvice™
Access EPSON’s technical information library
by calling (800) 992-8911. You must provide
a return fax number to use this service.
EPSON Referral Service
For the location of your nearest Authorized
EPSON Reseller or Customer Care Center,
call (800) 992-8911.
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EPSON also provides technical support and information on the
installation, configuration, and operation of EPSON products.
Dial (562) 276-4322 (U.S.), or (905) 709-3839 (Canada), 6 A.M. to 6
P.M., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
❏ Product name
❏ Product serial number
❏ Computer configuration
❏ Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, accessories, and
parts from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only).
In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Note:
If you need help using software with an EPSON product, see the
documentation for that program for technical support information.
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For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Users
If you purchased your printer in the UK or the Republic of Ireland,
Epson (UK) Limited provides a range of customer services and
technical support.
Note:
For customers in the Republic of Ireland, please use the correct dialing
codes when dialing the UK telephone numbers listed in the following
sections. For example the Enquiry Desk fax number, 01442 227271,
should be dialed as 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of Ireland.
Enquiry Desk
The Enquiry Desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546
in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by faxing
01442 227271, or via the Internet at info@epson.co.uk. They can
provide the following information:
❏ Information and literature on new EPSON products (also
available from Faxon EPSON)
❏ Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables,
accessories, and options
Customer Support
Our Customer Support team can provide the following services:
❏ Technical information on installing, configuring, and
operating your EPSON products
❏ Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within
the warranty period
For information on contacting our Customer Support team, please
see the Service and Support Information booklet that came with
your EPSON product.
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If this booklet is not available, details can be found on Faxon
EPSON faxback service, EPtec Bulletin Board Service, or on
EPSON’s World Wide Web site. See below for details.
Faxon EPSON
Contact Faxon EPSON Faxback Service for:
❏ Literature and specifications on the latest EPSON products
❏ Support information including troubleshooting tips, switch
settings, and driver information
To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 using a touch-tone phone.
You will be asked to follow a simple routine to register your
document request and once you have entered your telephone and
fax numbers, Faxon EPSON will fax a copy of the document
catalogue to your fax machine.
When you have found the documents that you need in the
catalogue, call Faxon EPSON again and enter the document ID
numbers. The documents will be faxed to you automatically.
EPtec-Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and utilities
You can call the EPSON Bulletin Board Service on 01442 227479.
Membership is not required. Make sure that your communications
software is set to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity bit, ANSI terminal
mode emulation and a modem speed of up to 28.8 Kbps.
Downloading protocols supported include Xmodem, Ymodem,
and Zmodem. See the documentation that came with your
communications software and modem for more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you will be
asked for your name, company name, phone number, and a
password (which you can invent yourself).
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World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web browser, you
can access EPSON’s World Wide Web site at
http://www.epson.com. Here you will find information on the
latest EPSON products, software drivers, and answers to
frequently asked questions.
For Australian Users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
Customer Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide the
following sources for obtaining information:
EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and
pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia. There is
also technical information including details of the latest software
and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903 9075 and the system will
guide you through a number of choices before faxing the
information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and drivers.
Visit the BBS to check out the latest versions. If you have a modem,
phone (02) 9417 5090.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth taking
your modem here for the occasional surf! You can get the same
information as offered on the EPSON FAXBACK and the EPSON
Bulletin Board plus more.
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Your dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve
problems. The dealer should always be the first call for advice on
problems. They can often solve problems quickly and easily as
well as give you advice on the next step to take.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our
clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid
you in diagnosing hardware and software problems. They can
also advise you on the latest EPSON products and where the
nearest dealer or service agent is located. Many types of queries
are answered here.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
(02) 9903 9040
Fax:
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand
when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we
can help solve the problem. This information includes the User’s
Guide for your EPSON product, type of computer, operating
system, application programs, and any other information you feel
is required.
For Singapore Users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below:
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Fax:
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For Hong Kong Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services,
users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both
Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the
following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of EPSON printer drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at
http://www.epson.com.hk.
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to
obtain printer information and the latest versions of printer
drivers. You can log onto the following number for the BBS service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical support hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the telephone and fax numbers
below.
Phone:
(852) 2585-4399
Fax:
(852) 2827-4383
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To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services,
users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines
Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below:
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Fax:
(632) 813-6545
BBS:
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Glossary
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding
system for assigning numeral codes to letters and symbols.
auto line feed
When this option is turned on in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote!
utility, each carriage return (CR) code is automatically followed by a line feed
(LF) code.
bidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head prints in both directions (bidirectionally), from
left to right and then right to left. This increases the print speed but may reduce
precise vertical alignment. Bidirectional printing is the printer’s standard
printing mode. See also unidirectional printing.
buffer
The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before it is printed.
character table
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols that provides you with the set of
characters used in a particular language.
characters per inch (cpi)
The number of characters that can fit in one inch of a text line, determined by the
size of the characters. See also pitch.
continuous paper
Paper that has sprocket-feed holes on both long edges, is perforated between
pages, and is supplied in a folded stack. Also called fanfold paper.
control codes
Special codes used to control printer functions, such as a carriage return or line
feed, instead of printing characters.
cpi
See characters per inch.
cut-sheet feeder
An optional, detachable device that automatically feeds single sheets of paper
into the printer.
data dump
See hex dump.
default
Value settings or settings that take effect when a device (such as a printer) is
turned on, reset, or initialized. See also factory settings.
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dithering
A halftoning method in which dots are printed in a predetermined pattern to
simulate a shade or tone. Dithering works best for images with solid colors, such
as charts and graphs. See also halftoning.
dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a pattern
(matrix) of individual dots.
draft
The print mode used by your printer when you select Draft as the font. The Draft
font uses fewer dots per character for faster printing. See also letter quality.
driver
See printer driver.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Printers, the system of commands
your computer uses to control your printer. It is standard for all EPSON printers
and supported by most application software for personal computers.
ESC/P2
The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language.
factory settings
The configuration settings for a computer or printer that are set at the factory. If
the device reverts to these settings when initialized, they are called default
settings, see also default.
fanfold paper
See continuous paper.
font
A style of type designated by a name such as Roman or Sans Serif.
form feed (FF)
A control panel button and control code that advances the paper to the next topof-form position.
halftoning
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image. Halftoning makes it
possible to produce varying shades of gray using only black dots, or a nearly
infinite array of colors using only a few colors of dots. See also dithering.
hex dump
A troubleshooting feature that helps identify the cause of communication
problems between the printer and the computer. When the printer is in hex dump
mode, it prints each code that it receives in hexadecimal notation as well as in
ASCII codes that stand for characters. Also called data dump.
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interface
The connection (via a cable) between the computer and the printer through which
print data is transmitted to the printer.
initialization
Returns the printer to its default settings (a fixed set of conditions).
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page
that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets. See also
portrait.
letter quality (LQ)
The print mode used by your printer, printing with letter-quality fonts provides
better readability and appearance at a reduced print speed. See also draft.
line feed (LF)
A control panel button and control code that advances the paper one line space.
micro adjust
A printer feature that allows you to precisely adjust the tear-off and top-of-form
positions.
paper positions
There are three paper positions for continuous paper printing: standby, tear-off,
and top-of-form. For single-sheet printing, there is only the top-of-form position.
See also standby position, tear-off position, and top-of-form position. For detailed
information on these positions, see “Paper positions” on page 5 of the Glossary.
pitch
The size of the font, which is measured in the number of character per inch (cpi).
The standard is 10 cpi. See also character per inch.
platen
The black roller that provides a backing for the paper during printing.
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to landscape, in which
printing is sideways on the page). This is the standard orientation for printing
letters or documents. See also landscape.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical
size of the page because of margins.
printer driver
A software program that sends commands for using the functions of a particular
printer.
reset
To return a printer to its default settings.
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resolution
A measure of the amount of detail that can be represented. Resolution of printed
images is measured by using the number of dots per inch (dpi).
self test
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you run the self test,
an internally stored self-pattern is printed.
standby position
The position of your continuous paper when it is attached to the tractor but not
loaded in the printer. See also page 5 of the Glossary.
Tear Off/Bin button
A control panel button that feeds the perforation of continuous paper to the tearoff position. When pressed again, the paper feeds back to the top-of-form
position. Selects the bin when the double-bin cut-sheet feeder is installed.
tear-off position
The position of your continuous paper when you finish printing if the auto tearoff mode is on or if you press the Tear Off/Bin button. Using the micro adjust
feature, you can adjust the tear-off position so that the paper’s perforation is
aligned with the printer’s tear-off edge. See also page 5 of the Glossary for paper
positions.
top-of-form position
The position on the paper that the printer recognizes as the first printable line.
This is the default top margin position. Using the micro adjust feature, you can
adjust the top-of-form position. See also page 6 of the Glossary for top-of-form
positions.
unidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head prints in one direction only. Unidirectional
printing is useful for printing graphics because it provides precise vertical
alignment. You can select unidirectional printing using the printer’s defaultsetting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. See also bidirectional printing.
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Paper positions
Standby position
In the standby position, your paper is attached to the printer but
is not inside the printer.
Tear-off position
Tear off your printed document at the printer’s tear-off edge.
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Index
A
E
Adjusting
tear-off position, 2-35 to 2-36
top-of-form position, 2-31 to 2-33
Advanced document properties, 4-29
Advanced menu, 4-20
Advancing to the tear-off edge,
2-34 to 2-36
Aligning vertical lines, 7-17
Attaching
paper guide, 1-11 to 1-12
printer cover, 1-10
Edge guide, 2-19
ENERGY STAR compliance, 11
EPSON Remote!, 1-16
EPSON Remote! Utility, 4-30
EPSON Status Monitor 3, 1-16
Error indicator, 7-2 to 7-3
B
Built-in font, 5-2
C
Character Tables, C-20 to C-31
Choosing a place for the printer,
1-3 to 1-4
Cleaning the printer, B-2
Clearing
paper jams, 7-16
printer, B-2
Connecting the printer, 1-14 to 1-15
Continuous paper
printing, 4 to 6
problems, 7-8
Control panel, 5-2 to 5-11
Cut-sheet feeder
switching between continuous
paper and single-sheet paper,
A-18
D
Default setting, 5-4 to 5-11
Document properties, 4-28
F
Front
paper guide, 2-19
slot, 8, 3-2, 3-11 to 3-13
G
Graphics menu, 4-7
H
Hex dump, 7-19 to 7-20
High-capacity cut-sheet feeder, A-2
I
Installing
interface card, A-29
paper tension unit, 1-10, 2-25
ribbon cartridge, 1-5 to 1-10
tractor in the pull position,
2-14 to 2-15
Interface card, A-4
installing, A-29
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Loading
continuous multipart forms, 2-26
continuous paper with labels, 2-27
envelopes, 3-5 to 3-6
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paper onto
pull tractor, 2-16 to 2-21
push tractor, 2-6 to 2-10
postcards, 3-6 to 3-7
roll paper, A-22 to A-24
single-sheet multipart forms,
3-4 to 3-5
single sheets in
front paper slot, 3-11 to 3-13
top paper slot, 3-8 to 3-10
M
Micro adjust
feature, 3
mode, 2-31 to 2-33
O
Options, 8, 4-15, A-2 to A-30
P
Paper guide
attaching, 1-11 to 1-12
Paper jam
clearing, 7-16
Paper menu, 4-6
Paper paths, 4 to 8
Paper release lever, 3, 2-2 to 2-3
Paper tension unit
installing, 1-10, 2-25
removing, 1-6, 2-15
Paper thickness lever, 2-4 to 2-5
Plugging in the printer, 1-13
Printer driver, 1-16
accessing
from Windows 3.1, 4-12 to
4-14
from Windows 95 or 98,
4-3 to 4-5
from Windows NT 3.5x,
4-25 to 4-28
from Windows NT 4.0,
4-16 to 4-18
IN-2
installing
for DOS, 1-19
for Windows 3.1, 1-18 to 1-19
for Windows 98, 95, 1-16 to
1-17
for Windows NT 3.5x,
1-18 to 1-19
for Windows NT 4.0,
1-16 to 1-17
setting
for Windows 3.1, 4-14 to 4-15
for Windows 95 or 98,
4-5 to 4-8
for Windows NT 3.5x,
4-28 to 4-29
for Windows NT 4.0,
4-18 to 4-21
Printer software
installing, 1-16 to 1-19
Print head caution symbol, 11
Printing on
continuous paper, 2-1 to 2-36
single sheets, 3-1 to 3-13
Print Setup, 4-14
Pull tractor, 5 to 6, A-3
Pull tractor position, 2-3
Push tractor, 4, 2-6 to 2-12
Push tractor position, 2-3
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Removing
continuous paper with labels, 2-28
paper tension unit, 1-6, 2-15
printed document from
pull tractor, 2-21
push tractor, 2-11 to 2-12
pull tractor, 2-24 to 2-25
push tractor, 2-12
roll paper, A-24
Ribbon cartridge, 9, 1-5 to 1-10
Ribbon installation position, 1-7
Roll paper
loading, A-22 to A-24
removing, A-24
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Roll paper holder, A-3, A-20 to A-24
assembling, A-20 to A-21
installing, A-21
S
Safety instructions, 9 to 11
Second bin cut-sheet feeder, A-2
Selecting
built-in font, 5-2
Self test, 7-18 to 7-19
Separator
ribbon, 1-8
Setting
paper release lever, 2-2 to 2-3
paper thickness lever, 2-4 to 2-5
Setup, 4-19
Single-sheet
position, 2-3
printing, 7 to 8, 3-1 to 3-13
problems, 7-6 to 7-7
Specifications
CE marking, C-14
electrical, C-5
environmental, C-6
mechanical, C-2 to C-5
paper, C-6 to C-9
paper alignment, C-10
printable area, C-11 to C-13
safety approvals, C-14
Switching
between continuous paper and
single sheet, 2-29 to 2-30
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Transporting the printer, B-3
Troubleshooting
Continuous paper loading or
feeding problems, 7-8
power supply problem, 7-5
printing or printout quality
problems, 7-11 to 7-15
Single-sheet paper loading or
feeding problems, 7-6 to 7-7
tear-off position problems, 7-10
top-of-form position problems, 7-9
U
Unpacking the Printer, 1-2 to 1-3
Using
push and pull tractor combination,
2-22 to 2-24
push tractor, 2-6 to 2-12
T
Tear-off
edge, 2-34 to 2-36
feature, 2
position, 2-35 to 2-36
problems, 7-10
Tear Off/Bin
button, 2-34
Top-of-form
problems, 7-9
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edge guides
paper guide
paper guide cover
printer cover
paper release
lever
front cover (closed)
control panel
ribbon cartridge
paper thickness
lever
shield plate
knob
parallel interface
paper tension unit
tractor
power cord
front cover (open)
front edge guide
power switch
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