Specifications | Epson 300+II Printer User Manual

9-pin Dot Matrix Printer
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Contents
Introduction
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Hot parts caution symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
When setting up the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
When operating the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
When handling paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
When maintaining the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Chapter 1 Paper Handling
Printing on Continuous Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Printing with the push tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Printing with the pull tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Adjusting the top-of-form position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Advancing paper to the tear-off edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Printing on Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Adjusting the paper thickness lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Multipart forms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Chapter 2 Using the Printer Software
Accessing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
From Windows applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
From the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Changing the Printer Driver Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
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Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Your Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up the printer server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up the clients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the printer driver and EPSON
Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Using the Control Panel
Control Panel Buttons and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a built-in font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Default Setting mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the printer’s default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the error indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing a paper jam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a self test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speak to a support representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchase supplies and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Options and Consumables
Cut-sheet Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Optional Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Roll Paper Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Chapter 6 Product Information
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Paper alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Command Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
EPSON ESC/P control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
IBM 2380 Plus emulation control codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Standards and approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Safety approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
CE marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
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Introduction
Your Epson® LX-300+II printer provides high-quality printing
and superior performance in a compact design. This 9-pin dot
matrix printer provides:
❏ 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, and envelopes.
❏ High-speed printing of up to 300 cps (characters per second)
at 10 cpi (characters per inch).
The CD-ROM that came with your printer contains the printer
driver for Microsoft® Windows® 98, Me, 2000, XP and NT 4.0,
plus the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility.
About This Manual
This manual provides detailed information about your printer:
❏ Chapter 1, “Paper Handling,” explains how to load various
types of paper.
❏ Chapter 2, “Using the Printer Software,” describes how to
print using the printer software.
❏ Chapter 3, “Using the Control Panel,” provides information
about the control panel functions, including how to change
the printer’s default settings.
❏ Chapter 4, “Maintenance and Troubleshooting,” includes
basic maintenance procedures and solutions to possible
problems.
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❏ Chapter 5, “Options and Consumables,” describes how to
use options such as the roll paper holder and cut-sheet
feeder, and explains how to replace the ribbon cartridge.
❏ Chapter 6, “Product Information,” contains technical
information about the printer.
For setup instructions and basic information, please see the
User’s Guide.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your
printer.
Safety Instructions
Read all of these safety instructions before using the printer and
follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
Hot parts caution symbol
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This symbol is placed on the print head and other parts to
indicate that they may be hot. Never touch these parts just after
the printer has been used. Let them cool for a few minutes before
touching them.
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When setting up the printer
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heat source.
❏ Place the printer on a flat, stable surface. It will not operate
properly if it is tilted or placed at an angle.
❏ Do not place the printer on a soft surface like a bed or a sofa,
or a small, enclosed area, as this restricts ventilation.
❏ Do not block or cover the slots and openings in the printer’s
cabinet, and do not insert objects through the slots.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s
label. If you are not sure of the power supply specifications
in your area, contact your local power company or consult
your Epson reseller.
❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded electrical
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.
❏ The power cord should be placed to avoid abrasions, cuts,
fraying, crimping, kinking, and other damage.
❏ If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the
total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make
sure the total ampere of all devices plugged into the
electrical outlet does not exceed the electrical outlet’s
ampere rating.
❏ Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use
of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
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When operating the printer
❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered in the user
documentation. Improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage requiring extensive repair by a qualified
technician.
❏ Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds
before turning it back on; otherwise, you may damage it.
❏ Do not turn off the printer while it is printing the self test.
Always press the Pause button to stop printing and then
turn off the printer.
❏ Do not reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet that
has the wrong voltage for your printer.
❏ Never replace the print head yourself; you may damage the
printer. Also, other parts of the printer must be checked
when the print head is replaced.
❏ You may need to move the print head by hand to replace the
ribbon cartridge. If you have just used the printer, the print
head may be hot; let it cool before touching it.
When handling paper
❏ Because labels are sensitive to temperature and humidity,
use them only under these normal operating conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77°F (15 to 25°C)
Humidity: 30 to 60% RH
❏ Do not leave labels in the printer between jobs; they may
curl around the platen and jam when you resume printing.
❏ Do not load paper that is curled or has been folded.
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When maintaining the printer
❏ Unplug the printer before cleaning it, and always clean it
with a damp cloth only.
❏ Do not spill liquid onto the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this manual, do not
attempt to service the printer yourself.
❏ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
i. If the power cord or plug is damaged.
ii. If liquid has entered the printer.
iii. If the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged.
iv. If the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a
distinct change in performance.
❏ Do not use aerosol blowers which contain flammable gas
inside or around this product. Doing so may cause fire.
❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions.
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Chapter 1
Paper Handling
Your printer can handle continuous paper in either the push or
the pull position, as well as single sheets and special papers such
as labels and envelopes.
For instructions on using continuous paper, see the following
section. To load single sheets, see page 26. For information about
special paper, see page 29.
Printing on Continuous Paper
You can print on continuous paper using the tractor in either the
push or pull position:
❏ Use the tractor in the push position if you want to be able to
switch between printing on single sheets and continuous
paper without removing the paper supply, or if you will be
tearing off continuous paper sheet-by-sheet. (Follow the
instructions in the next section.) The printer comes with the
tractor installed in the push position.
❏ Use the tractor in the pull position if you will be printing on
labels, multipart forms, or other documents that require a
precise print position. (See “Printing with the pull tractor”
on page 17 for instructions.)
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Printing with the push tractor
Follow these steps to load continuous paper on the push tractor:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Remove the printer cover and the paper guide, and pull the
paper release lever forward to the continuous paper
position.
3. Unlock the sprockets on the tractor by pulling the blue lock
levers forward.
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4. Slide the left sprocket so the pins are aligned with the 0 mark
on the printer scale (which is beneath the tractor). Push the
lock lever back to lock it in place. Then slide the right
sprocket to match the width of your paper, but do not lock it.
Move the paper support so it is midway between the
sprockets.
0 mark
5. Stack your continuous paper behind the printer. Make sure
there are no obstructions between the paper and the printer
and that the paper is aligned squarely with the printer so it
will feed in straight.
6. Make sure your paper has a clean, straight, leading edge.
Then open the sprocket covers and fit the first holes of the
paper over the sprocket pins.
7. Close the covers. Slide the right sprocket to remove any
slack in the paper and lock it in place.
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8. To separate the incoming paper from the printed paper,
attach the paper guide by holding it horizontally and fitting
its notches over the printer’s mounting posts as shown
below. Then slide the paper guide toward the front of the
printer until you feel it click.
9. Replace the printer cover and close it.
10. Turn on the printer.
11. When using the push tractor, it is a good idea to turn on the
Auto tear off feature in Default Setting mode. See page 67.
12. Press the LF/FF button to feed the paper to the loading
position. When the printer receives data, it begins printing
automatically.
13. 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 too low, you can change its
position using the Micro Adjust feature. See “Adjusting the
top-of-form position” on page 22.
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Caution:
Never use the paper feed knob to adjust the top-of-form position;
this may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form
position.
The next time you print, the paper automatically feeds back to
the loading position.
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Removing a printed document from the push tractor
Follow these steps to remove the printed document:
1. Press the Tear Off (Font) button. The Tear Off (Font) lights
start flashing. (This indicates that your paper is at the
current tear-off position.)
2. Open the printer cover and tear off the printed document
using the tear-off edge on 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 25.
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Caution:
Never use the paper feed knob to adjust the tear-off position; this
may damage the printer or cause it to lose the tear-off position.
3. Close the printer 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 backward to the standby position,
where you can remove the paper, first tear off any printed
sheets. Then press the Load/Eject button. Open the sprocket
covers on the tractor and remove the paper.
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Caution:
Always tear off your printed document before you press the
Load/Eject button. Reverse feeding several pages at a time
may cause a paper jam.
Switching between continuous paper and single sheets
If you want to switch to single sheets while continuous paper is
loaded in the push tractor position, follow these steps:
1. Tear off your printed document.
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Caution:
Always tear off your printed document before you press the
Load/Eject button. Reverse feeding several pages at a time
may cause a paper jam.
2. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the paper backward to
the standby position.
3. Push the paper release lever back to the single sheet
position.
4. Follow the instructions on page 26 to load single sheets.
To switch back to continuous paper, follow these steps:
1. Press the Load/Eject button to eject any sheet in the printer.
2. Move the paper release lever to the continuous paper
position.
3. Press the LF/FF button to load the paper on the tractor.
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Printing with the pull tractor
To load continuous paper using the pull tractor, you must move
the tractor to the pull tractor position, as described below. If
your tractor is already installed in this position, make sure the
printer is turned off and skip to step 6.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Remove the printer cover and the paper guide.
3. Remove the paper tension unit by gently squeezing the lock
tabs and pulling it out of the printer.
4. Pull the paper release lever forward to the continuous paper
position.
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5. To remove the tractor from the push position, gently
squeeze the lock tabs on both sides and then rotate the
tractor up to pull it away from the printer.
6. Lower the tractor onto the mounting slots at the top of the
printer as shown below, and tilt it back until you feel it lock
into place.
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7. Unlock the sprockets by pulling the blue lock levers
forward.
8. Feed the paper into the rear paper slot as shown below, and
pull it up. Position the paper using the scale on the printer as
a guide. Printing starts to the right of the position marked 0
(under the paper now).
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9. Slide the left sprocket so its pins are aligned with the holes in
the paper and push the blue lock lever to lock the sprocket in
place. Then slide the right sprocket to match the width of
your paper, but do not lock it. Move the paper supports
midway between the two sprockets.
10. Make sure your paper has a clean, straight leading edge.
Open the sprocket covers. Fit the first holes of the paper over
the sprocket pins and then close the sprocket covers. Slide
the right sprocket to remove any slack in the paper and then
lock it in place.
Note:
Remove any remaining slack by gently pulling the paper from the
back.
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11. To separate the incoming paper from the printed paper,
attach the paper guide. Hold it horizontally and fit its
notches over the printer’s mounting posts. Then slide the
paper guide toward the back of the printer until you feel it
click.
12. Turn the paper feed knob to adjust the paper position. The
perforation between pages should be just above the print
head.
13. Replace the printer cover but leave it open.
14. Turn on the printer.
15. Set the Auto tear off feature in the Default Setting mode to
Off; otherwise, the paper may jam. (See page 67 for more
information.)
When the printer receives data, it begins printing automatically.
If you want to change the position where printing begins on the
page, press the LF/FF button to advance the page to the next topof-form position, and then see the next section to adjust the
loading position.
To eject the paper, tear off the paper entering the printer; then
press the LF/FF button to feed the paper forward.
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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 too
low on the page, you can use the Micro Adjust mode to adjust
the top-of-form position.
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Caution:
Never use the paper feed knob to adjust the top-of-form position;
this may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form
position.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded.
2. Remove the printer cover.
3. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
printer beeps and the Pause light starts flashing as the
printer enters Micro Adjust mode.
4. Press the LF/FF D button to move the top-of-form position
higher on the page, or press the Load/Eject U button to
move the top-of-form position lower on the page.
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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 beeps and stops moving the paper briefly. You can use
the default position as a reference point when adjusting the
top-of-form position.
5. After you set the top-of-form position, press the Pause
button to exit Micro Adjust mode.
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 software applications
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.
❏ If you want to restore the printer’s default top-of-form position,
you can reset the printer. See page 73 for instructions.
Advancing paper to the tear-off edge
When the push tractor is installed, you can use the tear-off
feature to advance your continuous paper to the printer’s tearoff 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 you can save the paper normally lost between documents.
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You can use the tear-off feature in two ways:
❏ Manually, by pressing the printer’s Tear Off (Font) button
❏ Automatically, by turning on the Auto tear-off function in
Default-setting mode.
Using the Tear Off button
After the printer finishes printing your document, check that the
Tear Off (Font) lights are not flashing. Then press the Tear Off
(Font) button. The printer advances the paper to the tear-off
edge.
Note:
If the Tear Off (Font) lights are flashing, the paper is in the tear-off
position. If you press the Tear Off (Font) button again, the printer
feeds your paper to the next top-of-form position.
Advancing paper to the tear-off position automatically
To automatically advance your printed documents to the tearoff position, you need to turn on the Auto tear-off mode and
select the appropriate page length for continuous paper in
Default Setting mode. For instructions, see page 67.
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.
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Adjusting the tear-off position
If your paper’s perforation is not aligned with the tear-off edge,
you can use the Micro Adjust mode to move the perforation to
the tear-off position. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the Tear Off (Font) lights are flashing. You may
need to press the Tear Off (Font) button to advance the
paper to the tear-off position.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The
printer beeps and the Pause light begins to flash as the
printer enters Micro Adjust mode.
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
on the paper tension unit.
Tear-off edge
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.
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5. After you set the tear-off position, press the Pause button to
exit 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.
Note:
Your tear-off position setting remains in effect until you change it,
even if you turn off the printer. (If you want to restore the printer’s
default tear-off position, you can reset the printer. See page 73 for
instructions.)
Printing on Single Sheets
You can load single sheets of paper one at a time using the
printer’s paper guide.
Before printing on single-sheet multipart forms, envelopes, or
other special paper, make sure the paper thickness lever is set to
the correct position. See “Printing on Special Paper” on page 29.
Note:
❏ Load only one sheet at a time.
❏ To load a stack of single-sheet paper, use the optional cut-sheet
feeder. (See page 98 for more information.)
❏ For detailed specifications on the types of single-sheet paper you
can use, see page 115.
❏ You can use the paper guide to load single-sheet carbonless
multipart forms that are fastened at the top by line gluing.
❏ Insert multipart forms in the paper guide, bound edge first and
printable side down.
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Follow these steps to load a single sheet:
1. If continuous paper is loaded in the push tractor, press the
Load/Eject button to feed it back to the standby position.
2. Push the paper release lever back to the single-sheet position
and make sure the paper guide is in the upright position, as
shown below.
3. Slide the left edge guide until it locks in place at the guide
mark. Then adjust the right edge guide to match the width
of your paper.
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4. Insert a sheet of paper between the edge guides until it
meets resistance. The printer automatically pulls it into the
correct printing position.
When the printer receives data, it begins printing. If the
document is more than one page, the printer beeps three times
after printing each page. Load the next sheet and the printer will
continue printing.
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Caution:
Use the paper feed knob on the right side of the printer only to
clear paper jams and only when the printer is off. Otherwise,
you may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form
position.
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Printing on Special Paper
With the LX-300+II, you can print on a wide variety of special
paper types, including multipart forms, labels, and envelopes.
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Caution:
When printing on multipart forms, thicker-than-normal paper,
labels, or envelopes, make sure your application software
settings keep the printing entirely within the printable area.
Printing past the edge of these papers can damage the print
head.
Adjusting the paper thickness lever
Before printing on special paper, you need to make sure the
paper thickness lever is set correctly for the type of paper you’re
using. Follow these steps:
1. Lift up or remove the printer cover. The paper thickness
lever is on the left side of the printer.
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2. The numbers next to the lever indicate the thickness setting.
Use the table below to select the appropriate paper
thickness.
Paper type
Lever position
Standard paper (single sheets or continuous)
0
Multipart forms
0
1
2
3
2-sheet
3-sheet
4-sheet
5-sheet
Labels
1
Envelopes
2 or 4
3. Close the printer cover.
Multipart forms
You can use continuous or single-sheet carbonless multipart
forms of up to five parts (one original plus four copies). Follow
these guidelines:
❏ Set the paper thickness lever to the correct position for your
forms. (See page 29.)
❏ Use continuous multipart forms that are joined only by spot
gluing or side-crimping. Never load continuous multipart
forms joined by metal staples, tape, or continuous gluing.
❏ Use single-sheet multipart forms that are line-glued only at
the top. Insert the forms glued-edge-first into the printer.
❏ Make sure that multipart forms are not wrinkled.
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❏ If you need to adjust the loading position, use your
application software, or change the loading position as
described on page 22.
❏ When you use side-crimped continuous multipart forms, the
copies may not align with the original. If this happens, raise
the paper guide.
For multipart forms, you should not print any closer than
0.5 inch (13 mm) from either side of the paper. For information
on the printable area of envelopes, see the paper specifications
on page 115.
Labels
To print on labels, you must use continuous paper loaded on the
pull tractor. Keep the following tips in mind:
❏ Set the paper thickness lever to the correct position for
labels. (See page 29.)
❏ Choose labels mounted on a continuous backing sheet with
sprocket holes designed for tractor use. Do not print labels
as single sheets, because the shiny backing causes the paper
to slip slightly.
❏ Load labels the same way you load ordinary continuous
paper. See “Printing with the pull tractor” on page 17 for
loading instructions.
❏ Because labels are especially sensitive to temperature and
humidity, use them only under normal operating
conditions.
❏ Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between jobs; they
curl around the platen and may jam when you resume
printing.
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❏ To remove the labels from the printer, tear off the fresh
supply at the back of the printer; then press the LF/FF button
to advance the remaining labels out of the printer.
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Caution:
Never feed labels backward through the printer; they can easily
peel off the backing sheet and jam the printer.
Envelopes
You can feed envelopes individually using the paper guide.
Keep the following tips in mind:
❏ Set the paper thickness lever to the proper position. See
page 29.
❏ To load an envelope, follow the steps on page 26 for printing
a single sheet. Insert the wide edge of the envelope into the
printer first, printable-side down. When you insert the
envelope between the edge guides, push it firmly and hold it
until it feeds into the printer.
❏ Use envelopes only under normal temperature and
humidity conditions.
❏ Make sure the printing stays entirely within the printable
area.
❏ The print head must not go past the left or right edge of the
envelope or other thick paper. It’s a good idea to print a test
page using a normal single sheet of paper before you print
on envelopes.
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Chapter 2
Using the Printer Software
The Epson software includes the printer driver software and
EPSON Status Monitor 3. The printer driver allows your
computer to control the printer and enables your Windows
software applications to take full advantage of the printer’s
capabilities.
Status Monitor 3 lets you monitor the status of your printer,
alerts you when errors occur, and provides you with
troubleshooting tips. It is automatically installed when you
install the printer driver.
Note:
❏ Before proceeding, make sure you have installed the printer
software on your computer as described in the User’s Guide.
❏ Make sure the software setting is set to ESC/P. The printer driver
software and EPSON Status Monitor 3 can function only in
ESC/P mode. (See page 67 for more information.)
❏ Windows NT does not support the USB interface.
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Accessing the Printer Driver
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 “From Windows
applications” on page 34 for more information.
❏ When you access the printer driver from the Start menu, the
printer driver settings you make apply to all your
applications. See “From the Start menu” on page 36 for more
information.
Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with the
printer driver, some do not. Check your printer driver settings to make
sure they are correct for your document.
From Windows applications
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from a Windows
application:
1. Select Print or Print Setup from the File menu of your
application.
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2. Make sure your printer is selected in the Name drop-down
list:
3. Click Printer, Setup, Properties, or Options. (The button
you click depends on your application and you may need to
click a combination of these buttons.) The Properties
window appears:
Windows 98 or Me
Windows 2000, XP, or NT 4.0
4. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the
window. See “Changing the Printer Driver Settings” on
page 38 for more information.
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From the Start menu
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from the Start
menu:
1. For Windows 98, Me, 2000, or NT, click Start > Settings >
Printers.
For Windows XP Professional, click Start > Settings >
Printers and Faxes.
For Windows XP Home Edition, click Start > Printers and
Faxes.
2. In Windows 98 or Me, right-click your printer icon and click
Properties. The screen displays the Properties window:
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In Windows 2000 or XP, right-click your printer icon and
click Printing Preferences. In Windows NT, right-click the
icon and select Document Defaults. You see the Document
Properties window:
In Windows 2000, XP, or NT, you can also click Properties
to display the Properties window:
3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top. See
“Changing the Printer Driver Settings” on page 38 for more
information.
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Changing the Printer Driver Settings
The following table shows the printer driver settings. Note that
not every setting is available in all versions of Windows.
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Setting
Explanation
Paper Size
Select the paper size 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, see
“Defining a custom paper size” on page 40.
Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape.
Paper Source
Select the paper source you want to use.
Resolution/
Graphics
Resolution
Select the printing resolution you want. The higher the
resolution you select, the more detailed your printout
will be. However, increasing the resolution slows
printing.
Dithering
You can leave this option set to Fine, which is the
default setting, or select another dithering pattern for
the kind of printout you want.
Intensity
Move the slider to make your printout lighter or darker.
Print Quality
Select a print quality option from the Print quality list.
Set Hi-speed to On to use bidirectional printing, which
increases the print speed. Setting Hi-speed to Off
selects unidirectional printing mode, which is slower
but more precise. Printing with the default settings
uses the settings stored in the printer.
Halftone Setup.../
Halftone Color
Adjustment...
Click this button to set the brightness and contrast,
input the RGB gamma, or make other settings. The
Halftone Color Adjustment window appears. For
details, click the Help button in this window.
Halftoning
Select the type of halftoning to use when printing
graphics. To let the printer determine the best
halftone quality, use Auto Select.
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Setting
Explanation
Printer Font
Setting
Select a character table group to use: Standard,
Expanded, and None (Bit Image printing).
When Standard or Expanded is selected, the printer
uses the device fonts. Expanded includes more fonts
than Standard.
When None is selected, the printer uses bit map
images instead of the device fonts.
For details on the fonts included in each table, see
page 113.
Print Text as
Graphics*
Select Off when the printer uses the device fonts or On
when it doesn’t use the device fonts.
Metafile
Spooling*
Select whether to use EMF spooling.
Paper Order*
Select whether to print from front to back or back to
front.
Pages Per Sheet*
Select the number of pages that you want to print on
a single sheet of paper.
Copy Count*
When you select more than one in the Number of
copies box, this check box appears and you can
select whether to collate the pages of the copies.
Advanced
Printing Features*
Select Enable or Disable for the metafile Spooling.
Print
Optimizations*
Select Disable when the printer does not use the
device fonts and select Enable when the printer uses
the device fonts.
* See Windows Help for more information.
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Defining a custom paper size
If your paper is not included in the Paper Size drop-down list,
you can add the size to the list.
For Windows 98 and Me:
Click Custom or User Defined Size and enter the paper size in
the window that appears.
For Windows 2000, XP, and NT 4.0:
1. For Windows 2000 or NT, click Start > Settings > Printers.
For Windows XP Professional, click Start > Settings >
Printers and Faxes.
For Windows XP Home Edition, click Start > Printers and
Faxes.
2. Click the EPSON LX-300+II ESC/P icon.
3. Select Server Properties from the file menu.
4. Select Create a New Form.
5. Enter the paper size in the Measurement fields.
6. Click Save Form and then click OK.
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Monitoring settings
Setting
Explanation
EPSON Status
Monitor 3
You can access EPSON Status Monitor 3 when you
click this button. To monitor the printer, make sure the
Monitor the printing status check box is selected.
Monitoring
Preferences
Click this button to open the Monitoring Preferences
window, where you can make settings for EPSON
Status Monitor 3. See “Setting up EPSON Status
Monitor 3” on page 42 for more information.
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 allows you to monitor your printer’s
status, alerts you when printer errors occur, and provides
troubleshooting instructions when needed. It is available when:
❏ The printer is connected directly to the host computer via
the parallel port [LPT1] or the USB port, and
❏ Your system is configured to support bidirectional
communication.
Status Monitor 3 is installed when you install the printer driver
(as described in the User’s Guide). When sharing the printer, be
sure to set Status Monitor 3 so that the shared printer can be
monitored on the printer server. See “Setting up EPSON Status
Monitor 3” on page 42 and “Setting up the printer server” on
page 45.
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Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow these steps to set up Status Monitor 3:
1. Open the printer driver and select the Utility menu.
2. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. You see the
Monitoring Preferences window:
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3. The following settings are available:
Setting
Explanation
Select Notification
Click on the Error and Communication Error
check boxes to turn notification on or off.
Select Shortcut Icon
The selected icon is displayed on the taskbar
(shown in the example box). Click the Shortcut
Icon check box for easy access to the
Monitoring Preferences window.
Receive error
notification for
shared printers
When this box is checked, you’ll receive
notification of an error on a shared printer.
Allows monitoring
of shared printers
When this box is checked, a shared printer can
be monitored by other PCs.
Note:
Click the Default button to restore all items to their default
settings.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Do either of the following to access EPSON Status Monitor 3:
❏ Double-click the printer shortcut icon on the taskbar. (To
add a shortcut icon, go to the Utility menu and follow the
instructions.)
❏ Open the Utility menu and click the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 icon.
You see the following printer status window:
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Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3
If you need to install Status Monitor 3, you can either download
it from Epson’s web site; or if you have the Printer Software
CD-ROM, you can follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is off and Windows is running on
your computer.
2. Insert the Printer Software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or
DVD drive. After a moment, you see the EPSON Installation
Program screen.
3. Close the Installation Program window.
4. Open the CD-ROM folder and double-click the ENGLISH
folder.
5. Double-click STM3 and then STMSETUP.EXE.
6. Make sure the EPSON LX-300+II icon is selected and click
OK.
The Status Monitor 3 files are installed.
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Setting Up Your Printer on a Network
If the printer will be shared over a standard Windows network,
follow the instructions in this section to set up the printer server
and client computers.
The computer that is directly connected to the printer is the
printer server, and the other computers are the clients which
need permission to share the printer with the printer server.
Note:
❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor 3
so that the shared printer can be monitored on the printer server.
See “Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3” on page 42.
❏ When you are using a shared printer in Windows 98 or Me, on the
server, double-click the Network icon in the Control panel and
make sure that the “File and printer sharing for Microsoft
Networks” component is installed. Then, on the server and clients,
make sure that the “IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol” or the “TCP/
IP Protocol” is installed.
❏ The printer server and clients should be set on the same network
system, and they should be under the same network management
beforehand.
Setting up the printer server
To set up the printer server, follow the steps in the appropriate
section below:
❏ For Windows 98 or Me, see the following section.
❏ For Windows 2000, XP, or NT, see page 47.
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Windows 98 or Me
Follow these steps to set up the printer server in Windows 98
or Me:
1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click the File and Print Sharing button on the Configuration
menu.
4. Select the I want to be able to allow others to print to my
printer(s) check box, then click OK.
5. Click OK to accept the settings.
6. When prompted, restart the computer and continue with the
settings.
7. Select Printers from the Control Panel menu.
8. Right-click the LX-300+II icon, and select Sharing from the
menu.
9. Select Shared As, type the name in the Share Name box, and
click OK. Type a Comment and Password if needed.
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Note:
❏ Do not use spaces or hyphens for the share name, or an error
may occur.
❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status
Monitor 3 so that the shared printer can be monitored on the
server. See “Setting up EPSON Status Monitor 3” on
page 42.
10. Follow the instructions on page 49 to set up the client
computers so they can use the printer on a network.
Windows 2000, XP, or NT 4.0
Follow the steps below to set up the printer server in Windows
2000, XP, or NT.
Note:
You must access Windows 2000, XP, or NT as the Administrators of
the local machine.
1. In Windows 2000 or NT, click Start > Settings > Printers.
In Windows XP Professional, click Start > Settings >
Printers and Faxes.
In Windows XP Home Edition, click Start > Printers and
Faxes.
2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Sharing from the
menu.
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If you see the following message in Windows XP, click
either Network Setup Wizard or If you understand the
security risks but want to share printers without running
the wizard, click here.
In either case, follow the on-screen instructions.
3. In Windows 2000, select Shared as. In Windows NT, select
Shared. Then type the name in the Share name box and click
OK.
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In Windows XP, select Share this printer, then type the
name in the Share name box and click OK.
Note:
Do not use spaces or hyphens for the share name.
Follow the instructions on page 49 to set up the client computers
so they can use the printer on a network.
Setting up the clients
This section describes how to install the printer driver on the
client computers by accessing the shared printer on a network.
Follow the instructions for your operating system:
❏ Windows 98 or Me: see page 50.
❏ Windows 2000 or XP: see page 52.
❏ Windows NT 4.0: see page 55.
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Note:
❏ This section describes how to access the shared printer on a
standard network system using the server (Microsoft workgroup).
If you cannot access the shared printer due to the network system,
ask your network administrator for assistance.
❏ This section describes how to install the printer driver by accessing
the shared printer from the Printers folder. You can also access the
shared printer from Network Neighborhood or My Network on the
Windows desktop.
❏ If you want to be able to use Status Monitor 3 on the clients, you
need to install both the printer driver and Status Monitor 3 on
each client from the CD-ROM.
Windows 98 or Me
Follow these steps to set up Windows 98 or Me clients:
1. Click Start > Settings > Printers.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon, then click Next.
3. Select Network printer, then click Next.
4. Click Browse.
Note:
You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that is locally
connected to the shared printer)\(the shared printer’s name)” in
the Network path or queue name.
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5. Click the computer or server that is connected to the shared
printer, and the name of the shared printer. Then click OK.
Note:
The name of the shared printer may be changed by the computer or
server it is connected to. If you’re not sure about the shared
printer’s name, ask the network administrator.
6. Click Next.
If the printer driver was installed on the client previously,
you need to select the new printer driver or the current
printer driver when you are prompted.
If the operating system on the printer server is Windows 98
or Me, go to the next step.
If the operating system on the printer server is not
Windows 98 or Me, go to “Installing the printer driver from
the CD-ROM” on page 57.
7. Check the name of the shared printer, and select whether to
use it as the default printer. Click OK, and then follow the
on-screen instructions.
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Note:
You can change the shared printer’s name so that it appears only
on the client computer.
Windows 2000 or XP
Follow the steps below to set up clients in Windows 2000 or XP.
Note:
You can install the driver of the shared printer if you have Power Users
or more powerful access rights, even if you are not the Administrator.
1. For Windows 2000 clients, click Start > Settings > Printers.
For Windows XP Professional clients, click Start > Settings >
Printers and Faxes.
For Windows XP Home Edition clients, click Start >
Printers and Faxes.
2. For Windows 2000, double-click the Add Printer icon, then
click Next.
For Windows XP, click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks
menu and click Next.
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3. Select Network printer (for Windows 2000) or A network
printer, or a printer attached to another computer (for
Windows XP), then click Next.
4. For Windows 2000, select Type the printer name, or click
Next to browse for a printer, then click Next.
Note:
You can also type the shared printer’s name or network path in the
Name box, such as “\\(the name of the computer that is locally
connected to the shared printer)\(the shared printer’s name).”
For Windows XP, select Browse for a printer, then click
Next.
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5. Click the icon of the computer or server that is connected to
the shared printer, and the name of the shared printer. Then
click Next.
Note:
❏ The name of the shared printer may be changed by the
computer or server that is connected to the shared printer. To
check the name of the shared printer, ask the network
administrator.
❏ If the printer driver was installed on the client previously, you
need to select either the new printer driver or the current
printer driver when prompted.
❏ If the operating system on the printer server is Windows 2000
or XP, go to the next step.
❏ If the operating system on the printer server is Windows 98,
Me, or NT, you’ll need to install the printer driver from the
CD-ROM. See page 57.
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6. For Windows 2000, select whether to use the printer as the
default printer, then click OK.
For Windows XP, if another driver is already installed, select
whether to use the printer as the default printer, then click
OK.
7. Check the settings, then click Finish.
.
Windows NT 4.0
Follow the steps below to set up Windows NT 4.0 clients.
Note:
You can install the driver of the shared printer if you have Power Users
or more powerful access rights, even if you are not the Administrator.
1. Click Start > Settings > Printers.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
3. Select Network printer server, then click Next.
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4. Click the icon of the computer or server that is connected to
the shared printer and the name of the shared printer. Then
click OK.
Note:
❏ You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that is locally
connected to the shared printer)\(the shared printer’s name)”
in Network path or queue name.
❏ The name of the shared printer may be changed by the
computer or server that is connected to it. To check the name of
the shared printer, ask the network administrator.
❏ If the printer driver was installed on the client previously, you
need to select the new printer driver or the current printer
driver when prompted.
❏ If the operating system on the printer server is Windows NT,
go to the next step. If it is not Windows NT, go to “Installing
the printer driver from the CD-ROM” on page 57.
5. Select whether to use the printer as the default printer, then
click OK.
6. Click Finish.
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Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM
This section describes how to install the printer driver on the
clients when the server and clients use different operating
systems.
Note:
When installing on Windows 2000, XP, or NT clients, you must
access Windows as the Administrator.
1. Access the shared printer. When you see the prompt, click
OK, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the
printer driver from the CD-ROM.
2. Insert the CD-ROM. When you see the EPSON Installation
Program screen, click Cancel. Then type the appropriate
drive and folder names in which the printer driver for clients
is located, and click OK.
When installing drivers in Windows 2000 or XP, “Digital
Signature is not found” may appear. Click Yes (for
Windows 2000) or Continue Anyway (for Windows XP)
and continue installing.
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The folder name depends on which operating system is
being used.
Client’s OS
Folder Name
Windows 98
\<Language>\WIN98
Windows Me
\<Language>\WINME
Windows 2000 or XP
\<Language>\WIN2000
Windows NT 4.0
\<Language>\WINNT40
3. Select the name of the printer, and click OK. Then follow the
on-screen instructions.
Note:
If you also want to install EPSON Status Monitor 3, see page 44 for
instructions.
Canceling Printing
If you need to cancel a print job, follow these steps:
1. Double-click the printer icon on the task bar:
2. To cancel printing for a single document, choose the
document and select Cancel Printing (Windows 98 or Me)
or Cancel (Windows 2000, XP, or NT) on the Document
menu.
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To cancel printing of all documents, select Purge Print
Documents (Windows 98 or Me) or Cancel All
Documents (Windows 2000, XP, or NT) on the Printer
menu.
Uninstalling the Printer Software
If you need to reinstall or upgrade the printer driver, first
uninstall the current printer driver.
Uninstalling the printer driver and EPSON Status
Monitor 3
1. Quit all applications.
2. Click Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control
Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
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4. Select EPSON Printer Software, and click Add/Remove or
Change/Remove.
1
2
5. On the Printer Model tab, select the LX-300+II icon, and
click OK.
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6. If you need to uninstall Monitored Printers, click Yes in the
displayed dialog box.
Note:
You can uninstall only the Monitored Printers utility of EPSON
Status Monitor 3. When the utility is uninstalled, you cannot
change the setting of Monitored Printers from Status Monitor 3.
7. If you want to uninstall EPSON Status Monitor 3, click Yes
in the window that appears.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Uninstalling the USB device driver
If the printer is connected to your computer with a USB interface
cable, you also need to uninstall the USB device driver.
Note:
❏ Uninstall the printer driver before uninstalling the USB device
driver.
❏ Once you have uninstalled the USB device driver, you cannot
access any other Epson printers connected with a USB interface
cable.
Follow these steps to uninstall the USB device driver:
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 on page 59.
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2. Select EPSON USB Printer Devices, and click
Add/Remove.
1
2
Note:
❏ EPSON USB Printer Devices appears only in Windows 98 or
Me when the printer is connected to the computer with a USB
interface cable.
❏ If the USB device driver is not installed correctly, EPSON
USB Printer Devices may not appear. In this case, you need to
run the “Epusbun.exe” file on the CD-ROM. Insert the
Printer Software CD-ROM, access the CD-ROM drive, and
open the \<Language>\WIN98 or \<Language>
\WINME folder. Then double-click Epusbun.exe.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Now see the User’s Guide to install the printer driver.
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Chapter 3
Using the Control Panel
The buttons and lights on the control panel let you:
❏ Adjust line and form feeding
❏ Load and eject paper
❏ Select a built-in font
❏ Change the printer’s default settings
Control Panel Buttons and Lights
1
6
7
2
3
4
5
1 Tear Off (Font) lights
Flash when continuous paper is in the tear-off position;
otherwise, the lights indicate the selected font.
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2 Tear Off (Font) button
❏ Advances continuous paper to the tear-off position.
❏ Feeds continuous paper backward from the tear-off
position to the top-of-form position.
❏ In Micro Adjust mode, selects one of the six built-in fonts.
3 LF/FF button
❏ Feeds paper line by line when pressed and released.
❏ Ejects a single sheet or advances continuous paper to the
next top-of-form position when held down.
❏ In Micro Adjust mode, adjusts the top-of-form and tearoff position.
4 Load/Eject button
❏ Loads a single sheet of paper.
❏ Ejects a single sheet of paper.
❏ Loads continuous paper from the standby position.
❏ Feeds continuous paper backward to the standby
position.
❏ In Micro Adjust mode, adjust the top-of-form and tear-off
position.
5 Pause button
Stops printing temporarily, and resumes printing when
pressed again. When held down for three seconds, turns on
Micro Adjust mode. To turn it off, press it again.
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6 Paper Out light
❏ On when no paper is loaded in the selected paper source
or when paper is not loaded correctly.
❏ Flashes when paper has not been fully ejected or a paper
jam has occurred.
7 Pause light
❏ On when the printer is paused.
❏ Flashes when the printer is in Micro Adjust mode.
❏ Flashes when the print head has overheated.
Selecting a built-in font
Usually you use your software application to select the font you
want to use in a document. However, you can also select one of
these built-in fonts using the buttons on the printer’s control
panel:
❏ Draft
❏ Draft Condensed
❏ Roman
❏ Roman Condensed
❏ Sans Serif
❏ Sans Serif Condensed
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Follow these steps to use the control panel to select a built-in
font:
1. Make sure the printer is on but not printing. If it is, wait until
it stops.
2. Hold down the Pause button for three seconds to enter
Micro Adjust mode. The Pause light begins to flash and the
two Tear Off (Font) lights show the current font selection.
3. Press the Tear Off (Font) button repeatedly to cycle through
the fonts, and stop when the lights on the control panel
indicate the font you want. Your selection stays in effect
until you change it again.
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.
Bar code fonts cannot be selected from the control panel.
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Changing the 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 Default Setting mode. The settings are explained in
detail after the table. For instructions on using Default Setting
mode, see page 72.
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
Software
ESC/P, IBM 2380 Plus
0 slash
On, Off
High speed draft
On, Off
I/F mode
Auto, Parallel, Serial, USB
Auto I/F wait time
10 seconds, 30 seconds
Baud rate
19200, 9600, 4800, 2400, 1200, 600, 300 BPS
Parity
None, Odd, Even, Ignore
Data length
8 bit, 7 bit
Parallel I/F bidirectional
mode
On, Off
Packet mode
Auto, 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 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, PC 863, PC 865, PC
861, BRASCII, Abicomp, Roman 8, ISO Latin
1, PC 858, ISO 8859-15, PC 771, PC437
Slovenia, PC MC, PC1250, PC1251
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
Manual feed wait time
1 second, 1.5 seconds,
2 seconds, 3 seconds
Buzzer
On, Off
Auto CR (IBM 2380 Plus)
On, Off
IBM character table
Table1, Table2
Page length for tractor
This setting allows you to set the page length (in inches) for
continuous paper.
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 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.
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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, you need to move the perforation to
the tear-off position by pressing the control panel button. See
“Using the Tear Off button” on page 24 for more information.
Auto line feed
When auto line feed is on, the printer accompanies each carriage
return (CR) code received with a line feed code, and 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 bidirectional printing (Bi-D) or unidirectional
printing (Uni-D). Printing is normally bidirectional because it is
faster. Unidirectional printing, however, allows for precise
vertical printing alignment, which is useful for printing
graphics.
Software
When you select ESC/P, the printer operates in the EPSON
ESC/P mode. When you select IBM 2380 Plus, the printer
emulates an IBM printer.
0 slash
The zero character has a slash ( ) when this feature is turned on.
It has no slash (0) when it is turned off. The slash allows you to
easily distinguish between the uppercase letter O and a zero.
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High speed draft
When you choose On for High speed draft, the printer prints up
to 300 cps (characters per second) at 10 cpi (characters per inch).
When you choose Off, the printer prints up to 225 cps at 10 cpi.
I/F (interface) mode
The printer comes with three kinds of interfaces; parallel, serial,
and USB.
If your printer is connected to only one computer, choose
Parallel, Serial, or USB for the interface mode, depending on the
interface you use. If your printer is connected to two computers
using different interfaces, select Auto (automatic) to allow the
printer to automatically switch between interfaces depending on
which one is receiving data.
Auto I/F (interface) wait time
This setting takes effect only when I/F (interface) mode is set
to Auto. 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.
Baud rate
Use this option to set the data transfer rate (baud) for the serial
interface. The baud rate is measured in bits per second (bps).
See your computer manual and software documentation for the
proper setting.
Parity
When this option is set to None, parity checking is disabled. The
parity bit, if used, provides a basic form of error detection. See
your computer manual and software documentation for the
proper setting.
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Data length
Set the data length of the serial interface to 7 bit or 8 bit. See your
computer manual and software documentation for the proper
setting.
Parallel I/F bidirectional mode
The parallel interface bidirectional transfer mode is used when
this feature is turned on. If bidirectional transfer mode is
unnecessary, turn this off.
Packet mode
Select Auto for Packet mode to print from Windows applications
using the printer driver included in the software CD-ROM that
comes with the printer. Turn off this mode if you encounter
connection problems when you are printing from applications
based on other operating systems such as DOS.
Character table
You can select among various character tables.
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.
Manual feed wait time
This sets the amount of wait time between the time paper is
inserted into the paper guide and when it is fed. If the paper
feeds before you can adjust its position to your satisfaction, you
can increase the wait time.
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Buzzer (beeper)
The printer beeps when an error occurs. (See “Using the error
indicators” on page 77 for more information on printer errors.) If
you do not want the printer to beep when an error occurs, turn
this setting off.
Auto CR (carriage return)
This setting is available only in IBM 2380 Plus emulation mode.
When Auto CR 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.
IBM character table
This setting is available only in IBM 2380 Plus emulation mode.
When you select Table 1, hex codes 80H to 90H of the character
tables are used for the control codes. When you select Table 2,
hex codes 80H to 90H are used for characters.
Using Default Setting mode
Follow the steps below to enter Default Setting mode and
change the printer’s default settings.
Note:
❏ To print the language selection instructions and Default Setting
mode instructions, you need five sheets of A4 or letter-size paper or
five pages of continuous paper that is at least 11 inches (279 mm)
long and 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide.
❏ If you use single sheets without an optional cut-sheet feeder, you
need to insert a new sheet of paper each time the printer ejects a
printed sheet.
1. Make sure paper is loaded and the printer is off.
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2. Hold down the Tear Off (Font) button and then turn on the
printer.
The printer enters Default Setting mode and prints
instructions for selecting the language. The current language
is indicated by which control panel lights are on. (For
English, only the Pause light is on.)
3. If you want a different language, press the LF/FF button until
the lights show the language you want.
4. Press the Tear Off (Font) button to print a list of all the
current settings.
5. If the settings are all correct, turn off the printer to exit
Default Setting mode.
If you want to change any settings, go to step 6.
6. Press the Tear Off (Font) button. The printer prints
instructions for changing the settings.
7. Press the LF/FF button to scroll through the options for the
selected setting until you see the one you want. Then press
the Tear Off (Font) button to select the next setting you want
to change.
8. When you finish making settings, turn off the printer to exit
Default Setting mode.
Your new settings remain in effect until you change them again
or reset the printer’s defaults.
Restoring the printer’s default settings
If you want to restore all the factory default settings, turn off the
printer. Then hold down the Load/Eject, LF/FF, and Pause
buttons while you turn on the printer.
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Chapter 4
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
This chapter explains how to clean and transport the printer,
and provides basic troubleshooting information.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year. Follow these steps:
1. Remove any paper loaded in the printer and turn it 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 a 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 and the case.
❏ Be careful not to get water onto 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.
Transporting the Printer
If you need to transport your printer for some distance, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials or
equivalent packaging.
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Warning:
❏ When transporting the printer, do not lift it by the USB cable
holder as the holder may detach and cause the printer to fall.
Hold the bottom left and right sides of the printer firmly to
lift it.
❏ 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, the USB cable holder, paper
supports, and knob.
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4. Make sure the tractor that comes with your printer is
installed in the push position.
5. If an additional pull tractor is installed, remove it. If any
options are installed, remove them and pack them in their
original boxes.
6. Make sure the print head is not hot. Then remove the ribbon
cartridge.
7. Repack the printer and all the other items in their original
packing materials and place them in the printer’s original
box.
Troubleshooting
You can solve most printing problems by checking for the
solutions in this section. It explains:
❏ How to read the control panel lights that indicate errors
(page 77)
❏ Problems and solutions (page 79)
❏ Clearing paper jams (page 93)
❏ Printing a self test (page 94)
❏ Where to get help if you need assistance from Epson
(page 96)
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Using the error indicators
If your printer stops working and one or more control panel
lights are on or flashing or the printer beeps, use the following
table to diagnose and fix the problem. If you cannot fix your
problem using this table, go to the next section.
Panel light
state
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 to the
correct position and press the Load/Eject
button to clear the paper from 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. Then
press the Pause button to turn off the
Pause light, if necessary.
•••
Paper is jammed in the printer.
Turn off the printer and open the printer
cover, tear off the paper supply, and turn
the paper feed knob to eject the
remaining paper.
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Panel light
state
Beep
pattern
Problem
Solution
f Paper Out
n Pause
•••
Continuous paper is not fed back 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, if necessary.
•••
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
page 93.
f Pause
–
The print head is overheated.
Wait a few minutes; the printer resumes
printing automatically once the print
head has cooled.
f All the lights on
the control panel
•••••
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 problems you may encounter while operating your printer
have simple solutions.
You can check the operation of your printer using the self test.
(See page 94.) If the self test works properly the problem is
probably caused by the computer, the application software, or
the interface cable. If the self test does not work, see “Where To
Get Help” on page 96.
Note:
If you are an experienced user or a programmer, you can print a
hexadecimal dump to isolate communication problems between the
printer and computer. To print a hex dump, turn off the printer. Next,
hold down the Load/Eject and LF/FF buttons while you turn on the
printer. Then send data from your computer. The printer prints all the
codes it receives in hexadecimal format.
Power Supply
Power is not being supplied
The lights on the control panel do not come on.
Cause
What to do
The power cord may be
unplugged.
Check that the power cord is properly
plugged into the electrical outlet.
The outlet may not be
operating.
If the electrical outlet is controlled by an
outside switch or automatic timer, use a
different outlet. Plug another electrical
device, such as a lamp, into the outlet to
determine whether the outlet is
operating properly.
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The lights come on briefly and then go off. The lights stay off
even when the power is turned on again.
Cause
What to do
The voltage ratings of the
printer and electrical
outlet may not match.
Check that the printer’s voltage rating
matches the voltage of your electrical
outlet. If the voltages do not match,
unplug the printer and contact your
dealer immediately. Do not reconnect
the power cord to an electrical outlet.
Printing
The printer does not print
The PAUSE light is off but nothing is printed.
Cause
What to do
The software may not be
installed properly.
Check that the software is installed
properly for your printer, as described in
the User’s Guide.
The interface cable may not
match the specifications of
the printer or computer.
Check both ends of the interface cable.
Make sure the cable meets both the
printer and computer specifications.
The printer port may not
be set correctly.
For Windows 98, Me, 2000, or NT 4.0,
click Start > Settings > Printers. For
Windows XP, click Start > Control
Panel > Printers and Faxes (or Start >
Printers and Faxes). Right-click the
LX-300+II printer icon and select
Properties. Then, click the Ports or
Details tab and select the appropriate
port.
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The Paper Out and Pause lights are on and the printer beeps
three times.
Cause
What to do
No paper is loaded.
Load paper in the printer.
The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing is printed.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon cartridge may
not be installed properly
or the ribbon may be worn
out.
See “Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge” on
page 105.
The printer makes a strange noise, beeps five times, and stops
printing abruptly.
Cause
What to do
The paper or ribbon may
be jammed.
Turn off the printer and check for a paper
jam or a ribbon jam.
The printer may have
overheated.
Let the printer cool. Then try to print
again. If it still does not print correctly,
see “Where To Get Help” on page 96.
The printer beeps five times and all the lights flash.
Cause
What to do
An error has occurred.
Turn off the printer and turn it on again.
If the problem persists, check for a paper
jam or ribbon jam. (If an error occurs
when you switch between single sheets
and continuous paper, make sure the
paper release lever is set correctly.)
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The print is faint or uneven
Parts of printed characters are missing at the bottom.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon cartridge may
not be installed properly.
See “Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge” on
page 105.
The printout is faint.
Cause
What to do
The ribbon may be worn
out.
Replace the ribbon cartridge as
described on page 105.
Dots are missing in printed characters or graphics
A line of dots is missing in the printout.
Cause
What to do
The print head is
damaged.
Stop printing and contact Epson to have
the print head replaced. See “Where To
Get Help” on page 96.
Dots are missing in random positions.
Cause
What to do
Either there is too much
slack in the ribbon or the
ribbon has come loose.
Reinstall the ribbon cartridge as
described on page 105.
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Printed characters are not what you expected
The typestyles or characters you sent with your software did
not print.
Cause
What to do
The software may not be
properly configured.
Check that the software is correctly
configured for your printer.
The font selected on the control panel does not print.
Cause
What to do
Your software may be
overriding your control
panel setting.
Check the font setting in your
application software.
The print position is not what you expected
Printing starts too high or too low on the page, or the bottom
part of one page is printed at the top of the next page.
Cause
What to do
Your application software
settings may be incorrect.
Check the margin or top-of-form
position setting in your application
software.
Page length does not match the length of the paper.
Cause
What to do
The page length setting in
your application may be
incorrect.
Check the page length set by your
application software and adjust it if
necessary.
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The printer’s page length
setting may not match the
size of the continuous
paper you are using.
Check the Page length for tractor setting
in Default Setting mode. See page 68.
Regular gaps occur in the printout.
Cause
What to do
One-inch skip-overperforation may be set.
Set skip-over-perforation to Off in
Default Setting mode. See page 67.
Paper Handling
Single sheets do not feed properly
Paper does not feed.
Cause
What to do
Continuous paper may be
left in the printer.
Remove the continuous paper. Set the
paper release lever to the single-sheet
position. Insert a new sheet.
The paper on the paper
guide is positioned too far
to the left or right for the
printer to detect it.
Move the paper (and the edge guides) a
little to the left or right.
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Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Cause
What to do
The paper was not fed
correctly or is the wrong
type.
Turn off the printer and pull out the
paper. Insert a new sheet straight into
the paper guide. Make sure you’re using
the right type of paper. See the paper
specifications on page 115.
Paper does not eject completely.
Cause
What to do
The paper may be too long.
Press the LF/FF button to eject the page.
Use paper that is within the specified
range. See the paper specifications on
page 115.
Continuous paper does not feed properly
The tractor does not feed the paper.
Cause
What to do
The paper release lever
may be in the wrong
position.
Check that the paper release lever is
pulled forward to the continuous-paper
position.
The paper may have come
off the tractor.
Reattach the paper to the tractor.
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Paper feeding is crooked or the paper jams.
Cause
What to do
The paper supply is
obstructed.
Make sure the paper supply is not
obstructed by a cable or some other
object.
The paper supply is too far
away from the printer.
Make sure that your paper supply is
within 3 feet (1 meter) of the printer.
The printer cover may be
opened.
Close the printer cover.
The edge guide positions
may be incorrect.
Position the edge guides at the diamondshaped guide marks.
The holes on the sides of the
paper are misaligned.
Check that the holes on each side of the
paper are aligned with each other. Also
make sure the sprockets are locked and
their covers are closed.
Your paper may be the
wrong size or thickness for
the printer.
Make sure that the paper size and
thickness are within the specified ranges.
See page 115 for continuous paper
specifications.
When you use sidecrimped multipart forms,
the copies may not align
with the original.
Raise the paper guide to keep the
printing position accurate.
The paper does not eject properly.
Cause
What to do
The page may be too long.
Tear off the fresh supply of paper and
eject the page from the printer. Use only
paper that is within the specified length
range. See page 115.
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When you switch between single sheets and continuous
paper, the printer beeps three times and the PAUSE light
comes on.
Cause
What to do
You may have tried to
change the paper release
lever position while paper
remained in the printer.
Return the paper release lever to the
previous position and eject the paper.
Then change the paper release lever
position.
Options
When you use the cut-sheet feeder, the paper does not feed
properly
The paper does not feed.
Cause
What to do
The cut-sheet feeder may
be incorrectly installed.
Reinstall it as described on page 98.
The paper release lever
may be in the wrong
position.
Check that the paper release lever is
pushed back to the single-sheet position.
You may have loaded too
many sheets in the bin.
Remove some sheets.
Paper may be jammed near
the print head.
Look for a paper jam.
The edge guide positions
may be incorrect.
Position the edge guides at the diamondshaped guide marks.
There may be only one
sheet left in the bin.
Add more paper.
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Two or more sheets feed at one time.
Cause
What to do
You may have loaded too
many sheets in the bin.
Remove some sheets.
You may not have fanned
the stack of paper before
loading it into the bin.
Remove the paper, fan the stack to
separate the sheets, and reload it in the
bin.
The paper feeds in crooked.
Cause
What to do
The right and left paper
guides are too far apart.
Position the paper guides to match the
width of your paper.
The paper may be old or
creased.
Use only new, clean sheets of paper.
There may be too much
paper in the stacker.
Remove some sheets.
You may not be using the
right type of paper for the
cut-sheet feeder. For
example, your paper may
be too heavy or too light.
Make sure your paper meets the
requirements of your printer and cutsheet feeder. See page 115 for paper
specifications.
One page of printing has spread to two pages.
Cause
What to do
Your application software
settings may be incorrect.
Check that the page-length setting and
lines-per-page setting in your application
software are correct.
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Switching between the cut-sheet feeder and the push tractor
does not work properly
The desired paper type does not load.
Cause
What to do
The paper release lever
may not be in the proper
position.
Pull the lever forward to load
continuous paper or push the lever back
to load single sheets.
Using the pull tractor with the push tractor, continuous paper
does not feed properly
Paper is feeding crooked or jams.
Cause
What to do
The pull tractor and push
tractor sprockets are not
aligned correctly.
When using both tractors, make sure
that the sprockets on both are positioned
evenly.
The paper may have too
much slack.
Adjust the position of the sprockets to
take up any slack along the width of the
paper. Remove slack lengthwise by
rotating the paper feed knob.
The paper may be caught
on the edge guides.
Make sure that the paper guide is
installed over the paper and that the
edge guides are positioned correctly.
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Correcting USB Problems
If you are having difficulty using your printer with a USB
connection, read the information in this section.
Make sure that your computer is a Windows 98, Me, 2000, or
XP pre-installed model
Your computer must be a Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP preinstalled model. You may not be able to install or run the USB
printer driver on a computer that is not equipped with a USB
port or that has been upgraded from Windows 95 to Windows
98, Me, 2000, or XP.
Make sure that EPSON USB Printer Devices appears on the
Device Manager menu (in Windows 98 and Me only)
If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation before the
procedure was complete, either the USB device driver or the
printer driver may be incorrectly installed.
Follow these steps to check the installation and reinstall the
drivers:
1. Turn the printer on, and plug the USB cable into the printer
and the computer.
2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then
click Properties.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
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If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer
Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu.
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the
Device Manager menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other
devices to view the installed devices.
If USB Printer appears under Other devices, the
USB printer device driver is not installed correctly.
If EPSON LX-300+II appears, the printer driver is not
installed correctly.
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If USB Printer or EPSON LX-300+II does not appear under
Other devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from
the printer, then plug it into the printer again.
4. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or EPSON
LX-300+II and click Remove. Then, click OK.
5. When you see the following window, click OK. Then click
OK again to close the System Properties dialog box.
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6. Turn off the printer and restart your computer. Then
reinstall the drivers from the beginning, following the
instructions in the User’s Guide.
Printer does not work correctly with the USB cable
If your printer does not work correctly with the USB cable, try
one or more of these solutions:
❏ Make sure that the cable you are using is a standard,
shielded USB cable.
❏ If you are using a USB hub, connect the printer to the first
tier of the hub, or connect the printer directly to the
computer’s USB port.
❏ For Windows 98 or Me, try reinstalling the USB printer
device driver and the printer software. First, uninstall
EPSON Printer Software using the Add/Remove Programs
utility in the Control Panel, then uninstall EPSON USB
Printer Devices. Next, reinstall the software as described in
the User’s Guide. If EPSON USB Printer Devices is not
registered in the Add/Remove Programs list, access the
CD-ROM and double-click epusbun.exe in the
\<Language>\WINME or \<Language>\WIN98 folder.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Clearing a paper jam
If paper becomes jammed in the printer, follow these steps to
remove it:
1. Turn off the printer, open or remove the printer cover, and
remove the paper guide.
2. If continuous paper is jammed in the printer, tear off the
fresh supply at the perforation nearest the paper entry slot.
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3. Gently remove any paper inside the printer, including any
torn pieces. You can use the knob on the right side of the
printer to help feed the paper out.
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Caution:
Use the paper feed knob to clear paper jams only when the
printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage the printer or
change the top-of-form or tear-off position.
4. Replace the printer cover and paper guide, and turn on the
printer. Make sure the Paper Out light is not flashing and the
Pause light is off.
Printing a self test
Running the printer’s self test helps you determine whether the
printer or the computer is causing the problem:
❏ If the self test results are satisfactory, the printer is working
properly and the problem is probably caused by your
printer driver settings, application settings, computer, or
interface cable. (Be sure to use a shielded interface cable.)
❏ If the self test does not print properly, there is a problem
with the printer. See “Problems and solutions” on page 79
for possible causes and solutions to the problem.
You can print the self test using either single sheets or
continuous paper. Be sure to use paper that is at least 8.25 inches
(210 mm) wide to run the self test; otherwise, the print head
prints directly on the platen.
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Follow these steps to perform a self test:
1. Turn off the printer and load continuous or single-sheet
paper in the printer.
2. Set the paper release lever to the correct position.
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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.
3. While holding down the LF/FF button or Load/Eject button,
turn on the printer.
The self test is printed in Draft characters when the LF/FF
button is held, or in NLQ characters when the Load/Eject
button is held.
Note:
To temporarily stop the self test, press the Pause button. To
resume printing, press the Pause button again.
4. To end the self test, press the Pause button to stop printing.
If paper remains in the printer, press the LF/FF button to eject
the printed page. Then turn off the printer.
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Caution:
Do not turn off the printer while it is printing the self test.
Always press the Pause button to stop printing and the LF/FF
button to eject the printed page before you turn off the printer.
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Where To Get Help
If your Epson printer is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information, see the
support information below.
Internet support
Visit Epson’s support website at http://support.epson.com and
select your printer for solutions to common problems. You can
download drivers and documentation, get FAQs and
troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a support representative
Before you call for support, please have the following
information ready:
❏ Product name (Epson LX-300+II)
❏ Product serial number (located on the back of the printer)
❏ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of
purchase
❏ Computer configuration
❏ Description of the problem
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Then call:
❏ U.S.: (562) 276-4322, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday.
❏ Canada: (905) 709-2170, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Purchase supplies and accessories
You can purchase ribbon cartridges and other accessories from
an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canada
sales).
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Chapter 5
Options and Consumables
The following options are available for your LX-300+II:
❏ Single-bin cut-sheet feeder (C806371)
❏ Additional tractor (C800301)
❏ Roll paper holder (#8310)
❏ Black ribbon cartridge (#8750)
Cut-sheet Feeder
The optional single-bin cut-sheet feeder (C806371) handles up to
50 sheets of standard bond paper (22 lb or 82 g/m²) without
reloading.
Follow these steps to install the cut-sheet feeder:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Remove the paper guide
and open the printer cover.
2. If the tractor is installed in the pull-tractor position, remove
it and reinstall it in the push-tractor position.
3. Make sure the paper release lever is in the single-sheet
position.
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4. Hold the cut-sheet feeder with both hands and press on the
latch levers. Fit the notches in the cut-sheet feeder over the
mounting posts on the printer. Releasing the latch levers
locks the cut-sheet feeder in place.
5. Slide the left paper guide so it is aligned with the triangle
mark. Then slide the right paper guide to roughly match the
width of your paper. Slide the paper support midway
between the paper guides.
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6. Pull the paper set levers all the way forward until the paper
guides retract and lock open to allow for paper loading.
7. Take a stack of paper and fan it. Then tap the side and
bottom of the paper on a flat surface to even up the stack.
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Caution:
Do not use envelopes, multipart forms, carbon paper, or labels
in the cut-sheet feeder.
8. Insert up to 50 sheets of paper along the left paper guide.
9. Adjust the position of 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.
10. Push the paper set levers back to clamp the paper against the
guide rollers.
11. Remove the paper supports from the edge guides. Insert the
two stacker supports supplied with the cut-sheet feeder into
the holes on the edge guides.
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12. Attach the paper guide to the cut-sheet feeder as shown
below.
Release tab
13. Slide the left edge guide to the center until it stops at the
guide mark. Then slide the right edge guide to fit the size of
paper you will use.
Note:
❏ To remove the paper guide from the cut-sheet feeder, press both
release tabs and pull out the paper guide.
❏ Make sure the printer cover is open when you print.
You can easily switch between continuous paper and cut-sheet
feeder paper. See “Switching between continuous paper and
single sheets” on page 16 for details.
Note:
When you print several pages of continuous paper, fold the first
printed page forward at the perforation after the perforation emerges
from below the printer cover. This helps the printer feed the printed
pages properly and prevents paper jams.
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Optional Tractor
You can purchase an additional tractor (C800301) and improve
the performance of continuous paper handling by using two
tractors at the same time. This is especially useful with
continuous pre-printed forms and multipart forms.
Follow these steps to install and load paper on the standard and
optional tractor:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Remove the printer cover and paper guide.
3. Pull the paper release lever forward to the continuous-paper
position.
4. Install the first tractor in the push-tractor position.
5. Remove the paper tension unit by squeezing its lock tabs
gently and pulling it away from the printer.
6. Lower the pull tractor into the mounting slots at the top of
the printer as shown below, until it clicks in place.
7. Load continuous paper on the push tractor.
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8. Turn on the printer. Then hold down the LF/FF button to
feed one page.
9. Release the sprocket lock levers on the pull tractor and
adjust the sprockets to match the width of the paper you are
using. Make sure the sprockets on both tractors are aligned
so that the paper is not crooked.
10. Open the sprocket covers. Fit the holes of the paper over the
tractor pins and adjust the sprockets as necessary. Close the
sprocket covers.
11. If there is slack in the paper between the push and pull
tractors, push in and turn the paper feed knob on the right
side of the pull tractor to remove the slack.
12. Make sure the paper is not crooked or wrinkled and then
lock the sprockets in place.
13. Replace the printer cover and the paper guide.
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Roll Paper Holder
The optional roll paper holder (#8310) allows you to use your
printer with 8.5 inch (216 mm) roll paper. Follow these steps to
install and use the roll paper holder:
1. Turn off the printer and remove the paper guide.
2. Position the roll paper holder beneath the printer as shown
below. Fit the two holes in the base onto the two positioning
pegs on the bottom of the printer.
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Caution:
Be careful to avoid dropping the roll paper holder when lifting the
printer. Only the printer’s weight holds it in place.
3. Push the paper release lever to the single-sheet position.
4. Cut the leading edge of the roll paper straight across. Slide
the roll paper holder shaft through the center of the roll.
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5. Set the shaft and paper roll onto the roll paper holder. Orient
the roll so that paper feeds from the bottom of the roll. Then
turn on the printer.
6. Bring the leading edge of the paper up over the paper path
guide for single sheets and insert it into the printer path for
single sheets until you feel resistance.
7. Install the paper guide. Slide the left edge guide to the center
until it stops at the guide mark. Then slide the right edge
guide to the opposite guide mark.
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
When printing becomes faint, you need to replace the ribbon
cartridge (#8750). Genuine Epson ribbon cartridges are designed
and manufactured to work properly with your Epson printer.
They ensure proper operation and long life of the print head and
other printer parts. Other products not manufactured by Epson
may cause damage to your printer, which is not covered by
Epson’s warranties.
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Follow these steps to install or replace the ribbon cartridge:
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
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Warning:
If you have just used the printer, the print head may be hot; let it
cool for a few minutes before replacing the ribbon cartridge.
2. Open the printer cover to the upright position, then pull it
up to remove it.
3. Make sure the print head is in the middle of the printer.
(If not, make sure it is not hot, then use your hand to slide it
to the middle.)
4. Remove the used ribbon cartridge from the printer.
5. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package and turn
the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the arrow to
remove any slack from the ribbon so it is easier to install.
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6. Insert the ribbon cartridge into the printer as shown; then
press both sides of the cartridge firmly to fit the plastic
hooks into the printer slots.
7. Use a pointed object, such as a ball point pen, to guide the
ribbon between the print head and ribbon guide.
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8. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the
arrow to help feed the ribbon into place; it should not be
twisted or creased.
9. Replace and close the printer cover.
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Chapter 6
Product Information
This chapter identifies the printer parts and contains detailed
specifications.
Printer Parts
b
a
c
h
d
g
e
f
a. edge guides
e. knob
b. paper supports
f. control panel
c. paper guide
g. printer cover
d. paper release lever
h. paper guide cover
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b
c
a
d
e
j
110
i
h g
f
a. serial interface
b. ribbon cartridge
c. paper thickness lever
d. paper tension unit
e. power switch
f. power cord
g. USB cable holder
h. tractor
i. USB interface
j. parallel interface
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Specifications
Mechanical
Printing method:
9-pin impact dot matrix
Printing speed:
High speed draft 300 cps at 10 cpi
337 cps at 12 cpi
337 cps at 15 cpi
High speed draft 321 cps at 17 cpi
condensed
300 cps at 20 cpi
Draft
225 cps at 10 cpi
270 cps at 12 cpi
225 cps at 15 cpi
Draft condensed
191 cps at 17 cpi
225 cps at 20 cpi
Draft emphasized 112 cps at 10 cpi
NLQ
56 cps at 10 cpi
67 cps at 12 cpi
56 cps at 15 cpi
47 cps at 17 cpi
56 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 1/216-inch
increments
Printable columns:
80 columns (at 10 cpi)
Resolution:
240 × 144 dpi maximum
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Feeding method:
Friction feed (rear paper entry)
Push tractor feed (rear paper entry)
Push and Pull tractor feed (rear paper
entry)
Pull tractor feed (rear paper entry)
Feeder:
Rear push tractor
Cut-sheet feeder (optional)
Pull tractor unit (optional)
Roll paper holder (optional)
Paper feed speed:
Continuous
3.0 inches/second
(76 mm/second)
Intermittent
63 msec/line at
1/6-inch line spacing
Total print
volume
12 million lines
(except print head)
MTBF 6,000 POH
(25% duty)
Print head life
400 million strokes per
wire
Height
6.26 inches (159 mm)
Width
14.4 inches (366 mm)
Depth
10.8 inches (275 mm)
(excluding the knob,
paper release lever,
etc.)
Weight
approx. 9.7 lb (4.4 kg)
Reliability:
Dimensions and
weight:
Ribbon:
Black ribbon cartridge (#8750)
Ribbon life
Acoustic noise:
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3 million characters
Approx. 49 db (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
Electronic
Interfaces:
One standard bidirectional, 8-bit, parallel
interface with IEEE-1284 nibble mode
support, one EIA-232D serial interface, and
one USB (ver1.1) interface
Buffer:
64 KB
Built-in fonts:
Bitmap fonts
EPSON Draft 10, 12, 15 cpi
EPSON Roman 10, 12, 15 cpi, proportional
EPSON Sans Serif 10, 12, 15 cpi,
proportional
Bar code fonts
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A,
UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
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Character tables:
One Italic and 12 graphical character
tables:
Italic table,
PC 437 (US, Standard Europe),
PC 850 (Multilingual),
PC 860 (Portuguese),
PC 861 (Icelandic), PC 865 (Nordic),
PC 863 (French-Canadian),
BRASCII, Abicomp, ISO Latin 1,
Roman 8, PC 858, ISO 8859-15
The following 26 graphical character tables
are also available in some countries:
PC 437 Greek,
PC 852 (Eastern Europe),
PC 853 (Turkish), PC 855 (Cyrillic),
PC 857 (Turkish), PC 866 (Russian),
PC 869 (Greek),
MAZOWIA (Poland),
Code MJK (CSFR),
ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek),
ISO Latin 1T (Turkish),
Bulgaria (Bulgarian),
PC 774 (LST 1283: 1993),
Estonia (Estonian),
PC 771 (Lithuanian), ISO 8859-2,
PC 866 LAT. (Latvian),
PC 866 UKR (Ukrainian),
PC APTEC (Arabic), PC 708 (Arabic),
PC 720 (Arabic), PC AR 864 (Arabic),
PC437 Slovenia, PC MC, PC1250, PC1251
Character sets:
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8 international character sets:
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark I,
Sweden, Italy, Spain I
Electrical
120 V Model
Input voltage range
220 to 240 V Model
AC 99 to 132 V
AC 198 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
0.3 A (maximum 0.7 A
depending on the
character type)
Rated current
0.6 A (maximum 1.4 A
depending on the
character type)
Power consumption
Approx. 23 W (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern)
Environmental
Temperature
(without condensation)
Humidity
(without condensation)
Operation
41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
10 to 80% RH
Storage
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C)
0 to 85% RH
Paper
Use recycled paper, envelopes, labels and single-sheet multipart
forms only under normal temperature and humidity conditions,
as follows:
❏ Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
❏ Humidity: 30 to 60% RH
Do not load paper that has been folded or is damaged, wrinkled,
or curled.
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Single sheets (standard): paper guide and cut-sheet feeder
entry
Width
Paper guide:
3.9 to 10.1 inches (100 to 257 mm)
Cut-sheet feeder:
7.2 to 8.5 inches (182 to 216 mm)
Length
Paper guide:
3.9 to 14.3 inches (100 to 364 mm)
Cut-sheet feeder:
10.1 to 14.0 inches (257 to 356 mm)
Thickness
Paper guide:
0.0025 to 0.0055 inch
(0.065 to 0.14 mm)
Cut-sheet feeder:
0.0028 to 0.0055 inch
(0.07 to 0.14 mm)
Weight
Paper guide:
14 to 24 lb (52 to 90 g/m²)
Cut sheet feeder:
18 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/m²)
Single-sheet multipart forms: paper guide entry
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Width
3.9 to 10.1 inches (100 to 257 mm)
Length
3.9 to 14.3 inches (100 to 364 mm)
Copies
1 original + up to 4 copies
Thickness
0.0047 to 0.015 inch (0.12 to 0.39 mm)
Weight
12 to 15 lb (40 to 58 g/m²)
Binding
Line-glued at the top or one side of
form
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Envelopes: paper guide entry
Size
No. 6: 6.5 × 3.6 inches (165 × 92 mm)
No. 10: 9.5 × 4.1 inches (241 ×
105 mm)
Thickness
0.0063 to 0.0205 inch (0.16 to 0.52 mm)
Weight
12 to 24 lb (45 to 90 g/m²)
Continuous paper (standard and multipart):
rear and bottom entry
Width
4.0 to 10.0 inches (101.6 to 254 mm)
Length (one page)
4.0 to 22.0 inches (101.6 to 558.8 mm)
Copies
1 original + up to 4 copies
Thickness
0.0025 to 0.015 inch
(0.065 to 0.39 mm)
Gathering area up to 0.035 inch
(0.9 mm)
Weight
(not multipart)
14 to 22 lb (52 to 82 g/m²)
Weight
12 to 15 lb (40 to 58 g/m²)
(one sheet of multipart)
Binding
Spot glued or crimp bound on both
sides
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Labels: bottom entry
Label size
15/16 × 2.5 inches (23.8 × 63.5 mm)
minimum
0.1 inch (2.5 mm) corner radius,
minimum
Backing sheet width
4.0 to 10.0 inches (101.6 to 254 mm)
Backing sheet length
4.0 to 22.0 inches (101.6 to 558.8 mm)
Backing sheet
thickness
0.0028 to 0.0035 inch (0.07 to 0.09 mm)
Total thickness
0.0063 to 0.0075 inch (0.16 to 0.19 mm)
Label weight
17 lb (64 g/m²)
Roll paper: rear entry with optional roll paper holder
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Width
8.5 inches (216 mm)
Thickness
0.0028 to 0.0035 inch (0.07 to 0.09 mm)
Weight
14 to 22 lb (52 to 82 g/m²)
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Printable area
Single sheets and envelopes:
A
The minimum top margin is 0.17 inch (4.2 mm).
B
The minimum left and right margins are 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
For single sheets the maximum paper width is 10.1 inches
(257 mm).
The maximum printable width is 8.0 inches (203.2 mm).
If the paper size is substantially wider than this, the side
margins will be wider than the minimum, but the printable
width does not increase beyond 8.0 inches (203.2 mm).
C
The minimum bottom margin is 0.17 inch (4.2 mm).
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Continuous paper
A
The minimum top and bottom margins above and below
the perforation are 0.17 inch (4.2 mm) each.
B
The minimum left and right margins are 0.51 inch (13 mm)
each.
The maximum paper width is 10.0 inches (254 mm).
The maximum printable width is 8.0 inches (203.2 mm). If
the paper size is substantially wider than this, the side
margins will be wider than the minimum, but the printable
width does not increase beyond 8.0 inches (203.2 mm).
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Roll paper:
A
The minimum top margin is 0.17 inch (4.2 mm).
B
The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
The maximum printable width is 8.0 inches (203.2 mm).
Paper alignment
Printing starts at “0” on the scale. The unprintable area is to the
left of the “0.”
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Command Lists
Your printer supports the Epson ESC/P control codes and IBM
2380 Plus emulation control codes listed below.
EPSON ESC/P control codes
Selecting an Epson ESC/P 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 1, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC A, CR
Page format:
ESC (C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC (c, ESC N, ESC O,
ESC (U
Print position motion:
ESC $, ESC \, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
Font selection:
ESC k, ESC x, ESC y, 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 -
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Spacing:
ESC Space
Character handling:
ESC t, ESC (t, ESC R, ESC %, ESC &, ESC :, ESC I, ESC 6,
ESC 7
Bit image:
ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC *, ESC ^
Bar code:
ESC (B
IBM 2380 Plus emulation control codes
This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter using the commands
below. For detailed information, see the IBM 2380 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 0, ESC 1, ESC 2, ESC 3, CR, ESC ]
Page format:
ESC C, ESC C0, ESC X, ESC N, ESC O, ESC 4
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Print position motion:
ESC d, ESC R, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
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 _
Spacing:
BS, SP
Character handling:
ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC [T, ESC ^, ESC \
Bit image:
ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z
Bar code:
ESC [f, ESC [p
Download:
ESC = (only Draft mode)
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Standards and approvals
Safety approvals
120 V version:
Safety standards
UL60950
CSA60950
EMI
FCC part 15 subpart B Class B
CAN/CSA - CEI/IEC CISPR22
class B
230 V version:
Safety standards
EN60950
EMI
AS/NZS CISPR22 class B
EMC
EN55022 class B
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
EN55024
CE marking
230 V version:
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EN60950
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN55022 class B
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
EN55024
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Index
A
Accessing printer driver, 34 to 37
Accessories, 97
Accoustic noise, 112
Additional tractor, 98, 102 to 103, 112
Adjusting
paper thickness lever, 29 to 30
tear-off position, 25 to 26
top-of-form position, 22 to 23
Auto
CR, 68, 72
I/F wait time, 67, 70
line feed, 67, 69
tear-off, 14, 24, 67, 69
B
Baud rate, 67, 70
Bidirectional
mode, 67, 71
printing, 69
Built-in fonts, 65 to 66, 113 to 114
Buttons, control panel, 63 to 66
Buzzer, 68, 72
C
Canceling printing, 58 to 59
Changing
default settings, 67 to 73
printer driver settings, 38 to 39
Character
sets, international, 114
table, 68, 71, 114
Cleaning printer, 74 to 75
Clearing paper jam, 93 to 94
Client computers, 49 to 56
126
Index
Continuous paper
loading, 11 to 14, 19 to 21
printing on, 11 to 26
specifications, 117
Control codes, 122 to 124
Control panel, 109
buttons, 63 to 66
lights, 63 to 66, 77 to 78
using, 63 to 73
Custom paper size, 40
Cut-sheet feeder, 88, 98 to 101, 112
D
Data length, 67, 71
Default Setting mode, 67 to 73
Default settings
changing, 67 to 73
restoring, 73
E
Edge guides, 109
Electronic specifications, 113 to 114
Envelopes, 29 to 30, 32, 117
Environmental specifications, 115
EPSON, help, 96 to 97
EPSON Status Monitor 3, 33, 41 to 44,
59 to 61
Error lights, 77 to 78
ESC/P, 33, 122 to 124
F
Feeding method, 112
Fonts, built-in, 65 to 66, 113 to 114
H
P
Help, EPSON, 96 to 97
High speed draft, 67, 70
Hot parts caution symbol, 7
Packet mode, 67, 71
Page length for tractor, 67 to 68, 84
Paper
feed knob, 109
feed speed, 112
guide, 14, 109
handling, 11 to 32
jam, clearing, 93 to 94
loading, 11 to 32
loading on the pull tractor, 19 to 21
loading on the push tractor, 11 to 14
problems, 84 to 87
release lever, 12, 17, 27, 109
single sheets, 26 to 28
specifications, 115 to 121
supports, 109
tension unit, 17, 110
thickness lever, 29 to 30, 110
Parallel
I/F mode, 67, 71
interface, 67, 70, 110
Parity, 67, 70
Power cord, 110
Power supply problems, 79 to 80
Printable columns, 111
Print direction, 67, 69
Printer
cleaning, 74 to 75
cover, 109
parts, 109 to 110
server, 45 to 49
sharing, 45 to 58
specifications, 111 to 124
transporting, 75 to 76
Printer driver
accessing, 34 to 37
settings, 38 to 39
Printer software
uninstalling, 59 to 61
using, 33 to 58
I
I/F mode, 67, 70
IBM character table, 68, 72
Interface setting, 67, 70
International character set, 68, 71, 114
Internet technical support, 96
L
Labels, 29 to 32, 118
Lights, control panel, 63 to 66, 77 to 78
Line spacing, 111
Loading paper
envelopes, 29 to 30, 32
labels, 29 to 32
multipart forms, 29 to 31
on the pull tractor, 19 to 21
on the push tractor, 11 to 14
single sheets, 26 to 28
M
Manual feed wait time, 68, 71
Micro Adjust mode, 22 to 23, 64 to 65
Multipart forms, 29 to 31, 116
N
Network, 45 to 58
O
Options
problems, 87 to 89
purchasing, 97
using, 98 to 108
Index
127
Printing
canceling, 58 to 59
envelopes, 29 to 30, 32
labels, 29 to 32
multipart forms, 29 to 31
on continuous paper, 11 to 26
on single sheets, 26 to 28
on special paper, 29 to 32
problems, 80 to 84
self test, 94 to 95
Problems
options, 87 to 89
paper handling, 84 to 87
power supply, 79 to 80
printing, 80 to 84
solving, 76 to 95
USB, 90 to 93
Pull tractor
additional, 98, 102 to 103, 112
installing, 18
printing with, 11, 17 to 21
Push tractor
printing with, 11 to 16
removing, 17 to 18
R
Resolution, 111
Restoring default settings, 73
Ribbon cartridge
life, 112
location, 110
replacing, 82, 98, 105 to 108
Roll paper holder, 98, 104 to 105, 112
Roll paper specifications, 118
S
Safety instructions, 7 to 10
Self test, 94 to 95
Serial interface, 67, 70, 110
Server, printer, 45 to 49
Sharing printer, 45 to 58
128
Index
Single-bin cut-sheet feeder, 98 to 101,
112
Single sheets
loading, 26 to 28
printing, 26 to 28
specifications, 116
switching to, 16
Skip over perforation, 67 to 68, 84
Software setting, 67, 69
Special paper, printing on, 29 to 32
Specifications
control codes, 122 to 124
electrical, 115
electronic, 113 to 114
environmental, 115
mechanical, 111 to 112
paper, 115 to 121
printer, 111 to 124
standards and approvals, 125
Status Monitor 3, 33, 41 to 44, 59 to 61
Support, technical, 96 to 97
Switching paper source, 16
T
Tear-off
button, 23 to 25
edge, 15, 23 to 26
position, 23 to 26, 63 to 64
Technical support, 96 to 97
Thick paper, printing on, 29 to 30
Top-of-form position, 22 to 23, 64
Tractor, 11 to 16
installing, 18
location, 110
optional, 98, 102 to 103
pull, 17 to 21
removing, 17 to 18
Transporting printer, 75 to 76
Troubleshooting, 76 to 95
U
Unidirectional (Uni-d) printing, 69
Uninstalling
printer software, 59 to 61
USB device driver, 61 to 62
USB
cable, 93
cable holder, 110
device driver, uninstalling, 61 to 62
interface, 67, 70, 110
problems, 90 to 93
Z
Zero slash, 67, 69
Index
129
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