Epson 3200 Series - 1 Scanner User Manual

4051 / 4051N plus
4056 / 4056N plus
User Manual
Rev. 002
Compuprint Information
Thanks for choosing the 4051/4051N plus or the / 4056/4056N plus printer.
Your printer is a reliable working equipment that will be very useful in your daily job.
Our printer have been designed to be compact and respectful of the work environment. They offer
a wide range of features and multiple functions that confirm the high technological level reached
by the Compuprint S.p.A.
To maintain these printing performances unchanged in the long run, Compuprint has
developed specific consumable accessories for each printer type (for example: ribbon cartridges for
dot matrix printers, toner and OPC cartridges for laser printers, bubble ink jet cartridges for
inkjet printers) that assure an excellent operation with high printing quality level reliability.
Compuprint recommends to use only its original consumables with original packaging
(identified by its holographic label). In this way, a proper use of the printer at quality level
unreliability stated in the product characteristics can be assured. All typical usage problems
related to not certified consumables may be avoided, such as an overall quality print level
degradation and, often, the reduction of the product life due to the fact that the proper print
heads working conditions, OPC cartridge and other printer parts are not assured.
Moreover, Compuprint does not only certify its consumables in terms of working conditions but
also carefully controls their compliance with the international standard rules concerning:
• no cancerous materials;
• no flammability of the plastic materials;
• other standards
Compuprint warns the customers not to use products for which the compliance to this safety
rules are not warranted.
Finally seek your dealer or contact a Compuprint office and be sure that are provided you the
original Compuprint consumables.
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Safety Information
Safety Information
Never remove any printer cover unless it is necessary for the installation of a printer accessory
and expressly described in this manual.
Please retain the printer covers in a safe place because they should be reinstalled if you decide
to remove any printer.
The following areas of the printer should be covered for safety reasons:
F ront C over
(A S F)
The above openings must always be protected with their cover when the
corresponding option is not installed. Do not touch inside and do not insert any object
into these openings or into the gears.
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FCC Notes
FCC Notes
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver to outlets on different circuits.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could avoid the user's
authority to operate the equipment. The use of a non-shielded interface cable with the referenced device is
prohibited. The length of the parallel interface cable must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less. The length of the serial
interface cable must be 15 meters (50 feet) or less.
Canadian D.O.C. Radio Interference
Regulation
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus as set out
in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de classe A prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le
ministère des communications du Canada.
EEC Regulations
This equipment conforms to the EEC Directive 89/392 (the sound pressure, measured according to ISO 7779, does
not exceed 70 dBA).
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Leaving the Printer Setups ............................................ 37
Power on Configuration Setup........................................... 37
Entering the Power-On Configuration........................... 38
Program Setup ................................................................... 54
Entering the Program Setup.......................................... 54
Safety Information ...............................................iii
FCC Notes.............................................................iv
Canadian D.O.C. Radio Interference Regulationiv
EEC Regulations ..................................................iv
Table of Contents .................................................v
Getting to Know Your Printer ..............................1
Paper Handling......................................................68
Paper Specifications .......................................................... 68
Fanfold Paper................................................................. 68
Cut Sheets...................................................................... 69
Cut Sheets .......................................................................... 70
Loading Cut Sheets ....................................................... 70
Fanfold Paper..................................................................... 73
Inserting Fanfold Paper ................................................. 73
Parking Fanfold Paper................................................... 79
Switching From Fanfold Paper to Cut Sheet................ 80
Top of Form Adjustment .................................................... 81
Tear Off Line Adjustment................................................... 82
Printer Features ................................................................1
4051/4051N plus............................................................1
4056/4056N plus............................................................2
Unpacking Your Printer.......................................................3
Printer Parts ......................................................................4
4051/4056 plus Models – Front View..........................4
4051N/4056N plus Models – Front View ...................5
All Models – Rear View ................................................6
Setting Up Your Printer ........................................7
Choosing a Suitable Location.............................................7
Printer Assembly .................................................................8
Ribbon Cartridge Installation..........................................8
Paper Chute Installation (4051/4056 plus models only)
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Host Computer Connection ............................................... 15
Parallel Connection ....................................................... 15
Serial Connection .......................................................... 16
Software Driver Selection .................................................. 17
Power Connection.............................................................. 18
Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting.........83
Cleaning the Printer............................................................ 83
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge ........................................ 84
Printing the Self Test.......................................................... 86
Error Handling .................................................................... 87
Options ..................................................................89
LAN Connection ................................................................. 89
Automatic Sheet Feeder (4051/4056 plus models only).. 90
Unpacking Automatic Sheet Feeder............................. 90
Preparing the Printer...................................................... 91
Automatic Sheet Feeder Assembly .............................. 94
Paper Specifications.................................................... 100
Paper Loading.............................................................. 102
How to Keep the Automatic Sheet Feeder Clean ...... 109
Removing the Automatic Sheet Feeder ..................... 109
Problem Solving........................................................... 111
Selecting the Display Language..........................20
Configuring the Printer ........................................21
Operator Panel Presentation............................................. 21
Display Messages ......................................................... 21
Indicators........................................................................ 26
Function Keys ................................................................ 27
Buzzer ............................................................................ 35
Printer Setups .......................................................36
Printer Specifications .........................................112
Entering the Printer Setups ........................................... 36
Moving within the Printer Setups .................................. 36
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Features
4051/4051N plus
Common Features
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9 Needle Print Head
Draft printing at 480 cps and in Letter Quality at 120 cps
IBM Proprinter XL III, EPSON FX Series (ESC/P) emulation
High resolution printing at 240 x 144 dots per inch
Operator panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (16 alpha-numeric characters), three leds and
eight function keys to control the operating printer state
Easy usage through the Operator Panel and through software commands
Printing of the commonly used bar codes
Plug & Play capability for 95/98/2000®
Bidirectional IEEE 1284 parallel interface and standard serial RS-232/C-RS-422/A interface.
4051 plus Model Specific Features
• 136 columns
• An Automatic Sheet Feeder (option) that handles large quantities of cut sheets and allows
simultaneous use of fanfold paper
• An optional Ethernet 10/100 Base-T interface that coexists with the serial interface.
4051N plus Model Specific Features
• 100 columns
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Getting to Know Your Printer
4056/4056N plus
Models Common Features
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24 Needle Print Head
Draft printing at 480 cps and in Letter Quality at 133 cps
IBM Proprinter XL24E, XL24E AGM, EPSON LQ 1050/2550 (ESC/P) emulation
High resolution printing at 360 x 180 dots per inch
Operator panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (16 alpha-numeric characters), three leds and
eight function keys to control the operating printer state
Easy usage through the Operator Panel and through software commands
Printing of the commonly used bar codes
Plug & Play capability for 95/98/2000®
Bidirectional IEEE 1284 parallel interface and standard serial RS-232/C-RS-422/A interface.
4056 plus Model Specific Features
• 136 columns
• An Automatic Sheet Feeder (option) that handles large quantities of cut sheets and allows
simultaneous use of fanfold paper
• An optional Ethernet 10/100 Base-T interface that coexists with the serial interface.
4056N plus Model Specific Features
• 100 columns
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Unpacking Your Printer
Together with the Installation Guide and the CD-ROM with the User Manual, the following
items are included in the box:
Notify any damage to your supplier.
C D -R O M
R ibbon C artridge
B lack R ibbon - 3 M crt
P aper C hute
(4051/4056 plus only)
P ow er C able
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Parts
4051/4056 plus Models – Front View
P rin ter C o ver
D rive S e lection Le ver
In terfac e B o ard C o ve r
O p erato r Pa ne l
P ap er T hickn ess Le ver
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Getting to Know Your Printer
4051N/4056N plus Models – Front View
Paper C hute
Printer C over
D rive S election Lever
Interface Board C over
Paper Thickness Lever
O perator P anel
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Getting to Know Your Printer
All Models – Rear View
Pow er S w itch Pow er S ocket Tractor C over
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Interface S ocket
R ear Paper Entry Slot
Setting Up Your Printer
Setting Up Your Printer
Choosing a Suitable Location
Consider the following points when you choose the location for your printer:
• The distance between the printer and the host computer must not exceed the length of the
interface cable;
• The location must be sturdy, horizontal and stable;
• Your printer must not be exposed to direct sunlight, extreme heat, cold, humidity or dust
see “Printer Specifications” section later;
• You need a power outlet compatible with the plug of the printer’s power cord. The voltage of
the outlet must match the voltage shown on the printer’s Rating Plate.
After selecting an installation location, install the printer making sure that there is sufficient
space for operation.
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Setting Up Your Printer
Printer Assembly
Ribbon Cartridge Installation
It is advisable to insert the ribbon cartridge while the printer is turned off.
However, your printer can be turned on during this procedure, but do not forget that it must be
disabled to print (Wait displayed and READY led turned off).
1. Remove the printer cover by pressing simultaneously the two buttons in the front part of the
cover.
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If your printer is the 4051N plus or the 4056N plus model, do not remove but lift the
printer cover.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
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Setting Up Your Printer
2. If you are inserting the ribbon cartridge for
the first time, do not forget to complete the
unpacking procedure by taking off the
plastic hooks that fix the paper bail.
3. Pull the paper thickness lever towards the
front of the printer to facilitate ribbon
insertion.
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Setting Up Your Printer
4. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its
bag. Remove and discard the holdfast (1)
that blocks the ribbon. Turn the tension
knob (2) to tighten the ribbon.
5. Insert the ribbon (1) between the print
head (2) and the print head mask (3). Lay
the cartridge over the printer carriage (4).
Make sure that the two pins on each side of the cartridge are positioned over the retaining clips of
the printer carriage.
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Setting Up Your Printer
6. Push the cartridge gently down while
turning the tension knob (1). Make sure
that the cartridge clicks into place (2).
7. To tighten the ribbon, turn the tension
knob in the direction shown by the arrow
on the ribbon cartridge
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Setting Up Your Printer
8. Replace the printer cover by first inserting
the hooks (1) into the appropriate grooves
(2) and then lower the cover ensuring that
clicks in place.
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If your printer is the 4051N plus or the
4056N plus model, simply lower the
printer cover to close it.
9. Move the paper thickness lever according to the paper type:
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If a cut sheet is loaded move the lever
towards the back of the printer.
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If a multicopy-chemical paper is
loaded, first move the lever completely
towards the back of the printer, then 1
notch towards the front of the printer
for each copy.
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If a carbon multicopy-paper is loaded,
first move the lever completely
towards the back of the printer, then 2
notches towards the front of the
printer for each copy.
Now, you can load the paper and print your first test document, see “Printing the Self Test”. If
the pattern does not satisfy your expectation, adjust the paper thickness lever again.
When printing on multicopy-paper follow the above instructions to avoid damaging the print head.
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Setting Up Your Printer
Paper Chute Installation (4051/4056 plus models only)
The paper chute is provided with the 4051plus and 4056 plus printers. To install the paper chute
in the printer follow this sequence:
To insert the paper chute correctly, make sure that you are in front of the printer and that you hold
the paper chute in the front position.
1. Insert the hook on the left side of the paper
chute in the groove situated near the paper
entry slot.
The figure shows the back of the printer and
the paper chute in the back position for a
good view of the hook and groove. For this
reason, you will see the left side of the paper
chute shown on the right.
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Setting Up Your Printer
2. Flex the paper chute towards the front of
the printer and insert the hook on the
opposite side of the paper chute in the
corresponding groove.
This printer accessory may assume two
different positions according to the paper
type: down position for fanfold paper (A) and
raised position for cut sheet (B).
3. If you wish to position the paper chute
down, lift it towards the back of the printer
and push it gently down until it stops. If you
wish to place the paper chute in the raised
position, lift it and hook it firmly.
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Setting Up Your Printer
Host Computer Connection
This printer can be connected to your host computer via two available interfaces. The interface
connectors are located on the rear of the printer.
• A bidirectional IEEE1284 parallel interface
• A RS-232C/422A serial interface
Make sure that both printer and host computer are switched off.
Parallel Connection
Insert the parallel interface cable into the parallel connector and fasten it by means of the clips.
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Setting Up Your Printer
Serial Connection
Insert the serial interface cable into the serial connector, and fasten it by means of the two
screws (use the screwdriver).
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Setting Up Your Printer
Software Driver Selection
At this point it is necessary to configure your printer for your application package. The
installation procedures depend upon the host environment:
Follow the instructions in the readme file you find on the CD-ROM.
In a WINDOWS® 95/98/2000 environment the printer supports the Plug & Play feature.
The printer drivers of all Compuprint printers can be found at the Internet Address
http://www.compuprint.net/drivers
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Setting Up Your Printer
Power Connection
Make sure that the power outlet matches the power rating of the printer. See the name plate of the
printer, that you find in the rear of the printer.
Always use a grounded outlet.
Make sure that the power outlet is near the printer location and easily accessible.
1. Make sure that the power switch at the rear of the printer is in the "printer off" position.
Insert one end of the power cable plug into the printer connector placed on the rear of the
printer.
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Setting Up Your Printer
2. Insert the other end of the power cable in a
convenient outlet.
3. To turn the printer on, press the part of the
power switch that now is up. The print head
moves and stops at about 6.5 inches from the left
side of the printer and the indicators on the
operator panel light up for a few seconds.
Every time the printer is turned off and you need to turn it on again, wait 3 seconds before turning
it on.
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Selecting the Display Language
Selecting the Display Language
The display messages for this printer can be displayed in two different languages: English
(Default) and Italian.
To select the language that you prefer, proceed as follows:
1. Enter the Power on Configuration procedure.
• Make sure that the printer is turned off.
• Keep the PROGRAM key pressed while you turn on the printer. After the initialization
phase the following message will be displayed:
INSTALLATION
2. Press the → key to select the function.
3. Press the ↓ key until the language first level function is displayed:
LANGUAGE
4. Press the → key to select the function. The following message will be displayed:
* English
The symbol ‘ * ’ means that the shown parameter is the selected one, in this case it is the
default value.
5. Press the → key to select it.
6. Press the PROGRAM key to exit the Power on Configuration procedure. From now the display
message will appear in the selected language.
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Configuring the Printer
Configuring the Printer
Operator Panel Presentation
The operator panel consists of three elements:
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Display: you can see on the display various messages usually regarding the printing
functions.
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Indicators: give information about the operating state of the printer.
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Function keys: allow you to change operating state of the printer as necessary.
Display Messages
The display messages can be divided into three main groups:
STATUS MESSAGES
give information about the current operating printer state.
SETUP MESSAGES
are displayed during the printer setup procedure. See "Printer Setups"
later in this section.
ERROR MESSAGES
signal the printer faults.
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Configuring the Printer
Basic Indications on the Display
When turning the printer on, after the message 405x plus, the display indicates the printer
status (Ready, Wait, Busy, Quiet), the current macro (M1, M2, M3, M4) and the selected
emulation (IBM XL III or EPSON FX for the 4051/4051N plus printers and IBM XL 24E, IBM
XL24 AGM and EPSON LQ for the 4056/4056N plus printers) as follows:
Ready
M1-EPS
The following list shows you the status and error messages in alphabetical order:
1.Enable path SS
2.Remove paper
Displayed when Bin 1, Bin 2 (4051/4056 plus models only) or
Manual paper path loading is not successful. Check the position of the
selection lever (towards the back of the printer for single sheets).
1.Tear-off paper
2.Remove paper
Displayed when the fanfold paper to park is too long. Tear the printed
paper and press the PARK key again.
2. Park paper
Displayed when Park operation is not successful.
4051 plus or
4051N plus or
4056 plus or
4056N plus
This message appears on the display immediately after turning the
printer on to indicate that it is initializing to its power on setting. The
print head moves to its initial position. The printer is logically
disconnected from the host and is disabled to receive data. The READY
indicator is turned off.
Bin 1
Displayed when ASF Bin 1 paper path is selected (4051/4056 plus
models only).
Bin 1/2
Displayed when ASF Bin 1/2 paper paths are selected (4051/4056
plus models only).
Bin 2
Displayed when ASF Bin 2 paper path is selected (4051/4056 plus
models only).
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Configuring the Printer
Buffer cleared
Displayed after input buffer clearing (all the stored data are erased).
Call Service
Displayed in rolling mode together with the failure message to
indicate a call to Service.
Carriage error
Displayed when there is an unrecoverable carriage error. This means
that the printer carriage does not move correctly. When the
Carriage error message is displayed, the indicator READY blinks.
Check that the ribbon cartridge is not used up neither damaged.
Check connection
Displayed when a DSR, DCD, or CTS signal fault occurs.
Check interface
Displayed when an Input buffer overflow occurs
Check its moving
Displayed when a carriage fault occurs.
Check line
Displayed when a communication error occurs.
Comm. failure
Displayed when a communication error occurs
Data lost
Displayed when an input buffer overflow occurs.
Enable path FF
This message appears on the display immediately after switching
Manual path to Fanfold path. Place the drive selection lever in the
fanfold position.
Enable path SS
This message appears on the display immediately after switching
Fanfold path to Manual path. Place the drive selection lever in the
single sheet position.
Fanfold
This is one of the messages that will be displayed when you press
PATH (Shift function). Press the SHIFT key to select the fanfold paper
path.
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Configuring the Printer
Fanfold thru ASF
This is one of the messages that will be displayed when you press PATH
(Shift function). Press the SHIFT key to select the handling of the
fanfold paper with the Automatic Sheet Feeder (option) installed
(4051/4056 plus models only).
Initializing
Displayed while the printer is turned on.
Invalid keypress
An invalid pressing of a key has occurred.
Labels
This is one of the messages that will be displayed when you press PATH
(Shift function). Press the SHIFT key to select the fanfold paper with
adhesive label loading.
Load
Displayed when a paper out occurs.
Loading paper
Displayed when there is a paper loading request (fanfold or cut
sheet).
Manual
This is one of the messages that will be displayed when you press
PATH (Shift function). Press the SHIFT key to select the manual cut
sheet path.
NVM changed
Displayed when NVM contents has been changed.
Parking paper
Generic status message for all parking operations.
Press any button
Generic user intervention message.
Press Park
You are requested to press the PARK key.
Printer failure
Displayed in case of fault during the initialization.
Printing test
Displayed while the self-test is running.
Processing
Generic wait message for an operation.
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Configuring the Printer
Quiet --- OFF
Displayed when the Quiet function is not selected.
Quiet --- ON
Displayed when the Quiet function is selected.
Ready M1-EPS
Displayed when the printer is on line and ready to print.
Release button
Generic user intervention message.
Remove paper
Displayed when Eject operation is not successful.
Self-test
Displayed during the self test procedure. You can select the test
procedure keeping pressed the ON LINE key while turning on the
printer. The printer is disabled to receive data from the host and the
READY indicator is unlit. To stop test procedure press again the ON
LINE key.
Serial I/F error
Displayed when a DSR, DCD, or CTS signal fault occurs.
Shift
Displayed every time that the SHIFT key is pressed to indicate that
the Shift function is selected.
Stand-by
Displayed when the printer is in stand-by status.
Top cover open
Displayed as long as the top cover is open.
Wait M1-EPS
Displayed when the printer is unable to print. The indicator READY is
unlit.
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Indicators
READY
PROGRAM
SHIFT
Lit
When the printer is enabled to receive and print data.
Blinking
The printer is unable to receive and print data (Wait message
displayed) but there is still data in the input buffer.
Unlit
When the printer is unable to print because:
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the test procedure is running;
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the printer initialization is running.
Lit
When the PROGRAM function of the operator panel keys has been
selected and enabled.
Unlit
When the normal function of the operator panel keys is selected.
Lit
When the SHIFT function of the operator panel keys has been selected
and enabled.
Unlit
When the normal function of the operator panel keys is selected.
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Configuring the Printer
Function Keys
Each key can select one of the three available function modes: Normal, Program or Shift.
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The Normal function does not require previous action to be selected.
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The Program function is selected by pressing the PROGRAM key when the printing is
disabled. Keep pressed this key while turning on the printer until the message Release
button is displayed, the Power on Configuration Setup will be entered. Pressing this key
while the printer is in Wait (indicator READY unlit) the Program Setup will be entered.
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The Shift function is selected by pressing the SHIFT key. This function key is disabled when
the Program function is selected.
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Configuring the Printer
ON LINE Key
ON LINE
Normal Function Pressing this key you will obtain different results depending on the
printer status:
• When the READY indicator is lit on, pressing this key you will cause
the stop of the printing at the end of the current line; the READY
indicator blinks if there is some data left in the Input buffer,
otherwise the indicator is turned off and the Wait message will be
displayed.
• When the READY is unlit or is blinking pressing this key the
printing will be enabled and the READY indicator is turned on.
• Pressing this key while powering the printer on, the message
Printing test is displayed and the check test is executed. If you
want to stop the self-test press this key again.
Program
Function
Pressing this key you will obtain different results depending on the
interface configuration (parallel or serial interface).
• In parallel configuration, the information in the Input buffer is reset
and the Buffer cleared message will be displayed.
• In serial configuration, the information in the Input buffer is reset.
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Configuring the Printer
LOAD/PATH Key
LOAD
Normal Function If you press this key while the printer is unable to print you will
obtain the following effects:
• No action if paper is already present. The Invalid keypress
will be displayed
• If paper is not present, pressing this key, the paper is loaded
according to the drive selection lever selection
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PATH
Shift Function
If the optional ASF is installed, the paper is loaded from the
selected ASF bin (4051/4056 plus models only).
This key selects the paper paths and it is enabled when the
printing is disabled. The display shows the paper path you can use.
If you want to select the displayed paper path, release the key and
do not press it again within 1 sec. The available paper paths are
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For 4051/4056 plus models: Fanfold - Labels - Fanfold
Thru Asf - Manual - Bin 1 - Bin 2
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For 4051N/4056N plus models: Fanfold
Manual
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- Labels -
Configuring the Printer
FF/PARK Key
FORM FEED
Normal Function Pressing this key while the printer is offline causes:
• The paper, if loaded, advances at new page or, if parked, is
positioned on the first printable line.
• The cut sheet, if loaded, is ejected (max. 21 inches) or a new cut
sheet will be loaded.
PARK
←
Shift Function
No action if the paper is not present. Invalid keypress message
is displayed. Fanfold paper, present in the printer, is set in parking
position. Parking paper is displayed. Cut sheet, already inserted,
is ejected.
Program
Function
The ← function allows you to get at the previous level of the Printer
Setup.
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LF/QUIET Key
LINE FEED
QUIET
→
Normal Function
It is available when printing is disabled. This function causes a
paper advancement to the next printable line. Keeping pressed this
key for more than a second, you will obtain the continuous
execution of paper advancing.
Shift Function
It allows a noise level reduction. Keeping pressed this key Quiet--OFF and Quiet--- ON will be displayed in rolling mode. If you
want to enable this function, release this key when the message
Quiet---ON is displayed. On the display remains the message
Quiet. To disable this function release this key when Quiet --OFF is displayed. If QUIET mode is selected while the printer is
printing , it will be activated at the end of the current line.
Program Function The function → allows you to get to the next level of the Printer
Setup.
When SELECT MACRO is displayed, pressing → key the selected
and operating macro will be displayed. Using the ↑ and the ↓ keys
you will be able to display all the selectable macros. (MACRO n is
displayed). Pressing the → key the displayed macro is selected and
using the ↑ and ↓ keys the selectable parameters will be displayed.
Select the parameter to be modified by pressing the → key (the
selected and active value is marked with an asterisk (*) on the left
of the value itself), press the ↑ and the ↓ keys to select it then press
→ key to confirm it.
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Configuring the Printer
FONT Key
↑
FONT
↑
Normal Function
The ↑ (MICRO FEED FORWARD) function is available when the
printer is not printing and causes a forward micro feed of the
paper. Keeping pressed this key for a second, the paper will
advance in continuous mode at the speed of 3.5 ips (slew speed).
Shift Function
The Font function will be enabled. This function allows you to
choose among the selectable fonts. Keeping pressed this key or
pressing it within 1 second, the fonts will be scrolled. Release this
key when the name of the requested font is displayed or do not
pressed again within a second. The font messages are: Draft Courier - Gothic - OCR-A - OCR-B for the 4051/4051N plus
printers and Draft - Courier – Gothic – Boldface –
Prestige – Script -Presentor - OCR-A - OCR-B for the
4056/4056N plus printers.
Program Function
The ↑ (Up arrow) key allows you to scroll upwards the functions
that are present in a function level, or to scroll upwards the
function values if you are at selection level. The numeric values
are incremented.
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Configuring the Printer
PITCH Key
↓
PITCH
↓
Normal Function
The ↓ function is available when the printing is not printing and
allows to move backwards the paper with a micro advancement.
Keeping pressed this key for a second, the paper moves backwards in
continuous mode at the speed of 3.5 ips (slew speed).
Shift Function
The pitch function allows you to select the available horizontal
spacing. Keeping pressed this key or pressing it within a second the
spacings will be scrolled. Release the key when the desired spacing is
displayed or do not press it again within a second. Available
horizontal spacings (CPI): 5 - 6 - 7.5 - 8.55 - 10 - 12 - 15
- 17.1 - 20
Program Function The ↓ function allows to scroll downwards the functions that are in a
level, or to scroll downwards the function values if you are at a
selection level. The numeric values are decremented.
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Configuring the Printer
PROGRAM Key
PROGRAM
Normal Function Keeping pressed this key while you turn on the printer you will
enter Power on Configuration Setup. Pressing this key when the
printer is unable to print, (indicator READY unlit) you will enter the
Program Setup and the Program Function of keys are enabled.
The PROGRAM indicator is turned on when the function is enabled.
Pressing this key when the PROGRAM indicator is turned on, the
Program Function is disabled and the indicator turned off.
Program
Function
If you press this key while you are in the Program Setup you will
exit the configuration mode saving the function values that have
been changed.
If changes occurred, the message SAVE MACRO? will be displayed.
Now, if you press the PROGRAM key you will exit the function and
the new values will be only used as current ones. (When you turn
off the printer you will loose any change you have made).If you
press the → key, you will exit the Program Function and the
modified values of the selected macro will be stored in a permanent
mode.
SHIFT Key
SHIFT
Normal Function Press the SHIFT key to select the Shift Function of the keys. The
SHIFT indicator lights and the message Shift will be displayed as
long as a key available for this function is pressed.
Shift Function
Pressing the SHIFT when the SHIFT indicator is lit and the message
Shift is displayed, disables the Shift function. The SHIFT indicator
is unlit.
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Configuring the Printer
Buzzer
This printer is provided with a buzzer to indicate particular conditions according to the problem
detected:
•
1 short "beep" (0,25 sec): the BEL code has been sent; when the buzzer sound stops, the
printer returns to normal operation.
•
Continuous "beep": the printer cover has been raised when the printer is enabled to print.
Close the cover and make sure that the message Wait (READY indicator unlit) is displayed
before raising the cover again.
•
4 long "beeps": a fault condition has occurred. See later "Error Handling".
•
4 short "beeps": A condition of paper end or paper removal has occurred.
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Printer Setups
Printer Setups
You can customize the printer depending on your needs via the Power on Configuration Setup
and the Program Setup procedures.
Entering the Printer Setups
The PROGRAM key allows to enter the Printer Setups.
•
Keep pressed the PROGRAM key while powering the printer on to enter the Power on
Configuration Setup.
•
Press the PROGRAM key when the printer is disabled (READY indicator unlit) to enter the
Program Setup.
When you enter the desired Printer Setup, the Program functions, described above the key area,
will be enabled.
Moving within the Printer Setups
The arrow keys ↑, ↓,
Setups.
←, →
are used to move within the different functions inside the Printer
•
Use the ↓ key to scroll forward the functions (next ones) and ↑ to scroll them backwards
(previous ones).
•
Use the → key to select the next function or the value and ← to display the previous one.
•
When the desired value is displayed, press the → key to select it.
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Printer Setups
Leaving the Printer Setups
Whenever you wish to leave the current Printer Setup, proceed as follows:
•
In the Power-On Configuration, press the PROGRAM key and the new settings will be
automatically stored. The printer leaves the Power on Configuration Setup and is disabled to
print (READY indicator unlit).
•
In the Program Setup, press the PROGRAM key and if any change occurred the message SAVE
MACRO? will be displayed. Press the PROGRAM key and the modified values will be used as
current settings (When the printer will be turned off they will be lost) or the key → to store
the changes in a permanent way.
Power on Configuration Setup
The default values are marked with an asterisk (*) on the left. These are the available functions:
INSTALLATION
This function contents general parameters such as Protocol, Emulation and the
display language.
INTERFACE
This function defines the interface physical type and communication features.
PRINT STATUS
This function allows to print the current printer configuration.
RECALL FACTORY This function allows to reset the factory default values.
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Printer Setups
Entering the Power-On Configuration
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Keep pressed the PROGRAM button key while turning on the printer. The 4051 plus, 4051N
plus, 4056 plus or 4056N plus message will be displayed then Release button message.
3. Release the button key and the following message will be displayed:
INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION Function
Emulation Selection
RECALL FACTORY
BUZZER
↑
↑
INSTALLATION
→ or ←
PROTOCOL
↓
↓
INTERFACE
IBM/EPSON MODE
→ or ←
IBM xx
↑ or ↓
EPSON xx
↑ or ↓
IBM XL III
IBM XL III emulation (4051/4051N plus models only - default).
IBM XL 24E
IBM XL 24E emulation (4056/4056N plus models only - default).
IBM XL 24E AGM
IBM XL 24E AGM emulation (4056/4056N plus models only).
EPSON FX
EPSON FX Series emulation (4051/4051N plus models only).
EPSON LQ
EPSON LQ 1050/2550 emulation (4056/4056N plus models only).
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Printer Setups
IBM Mode
PROTOCOL
↑
IBM MODE
→ or ←
↓
EPSON MODE
IBM C-SET (1/2) ↑ or ↓ → or ←
IBM set...
NATION
↑ or ↓ → or ←
CP 437 ...
20 CPI
↑ or ↓ → or ←
No
IBM C-SET (1/2)
IBM character sets selection.
NATION
IBM national character sets selection.
20 CPI
IBM compressed printing selection.
- IBM Character Sets
20 CPI
↑
IBM C-SET (1/2) → or ←
IBM set 1 (*)
↑ or ↓
↓
IBM set 2
↑ or ↓
NATION
IBM set 1
IBM CS1 character set selection.
IBM set 2
IBM CS2 character set selection.
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Printer Setups
- IBM National Character Sets
IBM C-SET (1/2)
↑
CP 437 (*)
↑ or ↓
↓
...
↑ or ↓
20 CPI
ISO 8859/15
↑ or ↓
NATION
→ or ←
Selection of the IBM National Character Sets:
CP 437(*)
CP437 G
96 GREEK
CP850
CP851
CP 852
CP 853
CP 855
CP 857
CP 858
CP 860
CP 862
CP 863
CP 864
CP 865
CP 866
CP 867
CP 876
CP 877
CP 1250
CP 1251
CP 1252
GOST
TASS
MAZOWIA
ISO 8859/1
ISO 8859/2
ISO 8859/3
ISO 8859/4
ISO 8859/5
ISO 8859/6
ISO 8859/7
ISO 8859/8
ISO 8859/9
ISO 8859/15
The CP 858 and ISO 8859/15 character sets contain the Euro character.
- IBM Compressed Print
NATION
↑
20 CPI
↓
→ or ← No (*)
Yes
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
IBM C-SET (1/2)
No
The compressed printing is performed at 17.1 cpi.
Yes
The compressed printing is performed at 20 cpi.
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Printer Setups
EPSON Mode
PROTOCOL
↑
EPSON MODE
→ or ←
↓
NATION
↑ or ↓
→ or ←
USA
EPSON C-SET
↑ or ↓
→ or ←
Italics ....
LINE MODE
NATION
EPSON national character sets selection
EPSON C-SET
EPSON character sets selection.
- EPSON National Character Sets
EPSON C-SET
↑
NATION
→ or ←
↓
EPSON C-SET
USA (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
ISO 8859/15
↑ or ↓
Selection of the EPSON National character sets:
USA (*)
FRANCE
GERMANY
ENGLAND
DENMARK1
SWEDEN
ITALY
SPAIN 1
JAPAN
NORWAY
DENMARK 2
SPAIN 2
LATIN A1
CP 437(*)
CP437 G
96 GREEK
CP850
CP851
CP 852
CP 853
CP 855
CP 857
CP 858
CP 860
CP 862
CP 863
CP 864
CP 865
CP 866
CP 867
CP 876
CP 877
CP 1250
CP 1251
CP 1252
GOST
TASS
MAZOWIA
ISO 8859/1
ISO 8859/2
ISO 8859/3
ISO 8859/4
ISO 8859/5
ISO 8859/6
ISO 8859/7
ISO 8859/8
ISO 8859/9
ISO 8859/15
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Printer Setups
The CP 858 and ISO 8859/15 character sets contain the Euro character.
- EPSON Character Sets
NATION
↑
EPSON C-SET → or ←
Italic
↑ or ↓
↓
Graphic 1
↑ or ↓
Graphic 2 (*)
↑ or ↓
NATION
Italic
EPSON Italic character set selection.
Graphic 1
EPSON Graphic 1 character set selection.
Graphic 2
EPSON Graphic 2 character set selection.
Line Mode
EPSON MODE
↑
LINE MODE
→ or ←
↓
TEAR/VIEW MODE
LF=LF, CR=CR (*) ↑ or ↓
CR=LF+CR
↑ or ↓
LF=LF+CR
↑ or ↓
LF&CR=LF+CR
↑ or ↓
LF=LF,CR=CR
If the printer receives a LF code, it only performs a line feed. If the printer receives a
CR code, performs a carriage return.
CR=LF+CR
If the printer receives a CR code, it performs a carriage return followed by a line feed.
If the printer receives a LF code, it performs a line feed.
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Printer Setups
LF=LF+CR
If the printer receives a LF code, it performs a line feed followed by a carriage return. If
the printer receives a CR code, it only performs a carriage return.
LF&CR=LF+CR
If the printer receives a LF code or a CR code, it performs both a line feed and a
carriage return.
Tear/View Mode
LINE MODE
↑
TEAR/VIEW MODE
↓
LANGUAGE
→ or ←
Auto.advance 1s (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Auto.advance 5s
↑ or ↓
Manual advance
↑ or ↓
No tear
↑ or ↓
Auto.advance 1s ... 5s
Paper moves automatically to the tear/view position after the specified timeout (1s. to 5s.)
Manual advance
Paper moves to the tear/view position using the ON LINE key.
No tear
Tear/view mode is disabled. It is useful to print labels or paper that backward
movements may cause a paper jam.
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Printer Setups
Display Language Selection
TEAR/VIEW MODE
↑
LANGUAGE
→ or ←
↓
English (*)
↑ or ↓
Italiano
↑ or ↓
BUZZER
This function selects the language of the display messages: in English or Italian language.
Enable/Disable Buzzer
LANGUAGE
↑
BUZZER
↓
→ or ←
Enabled (*)
↑ or ↓
Disabled
↑ or ↓
PROTOCOL
This function enables or disables the buzzer.
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Printer Setups
INTERFACE Function
Interface Type
INSTALLATION
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
↑
↑
INTERFACE
→ or ←
→ or ←
INTERFACE TYPE
↓
↓
PRINT STATUS
I/F TIME-OUT
Automatic (*) ↑ or ↓
Parallel
↑ or ↓
Serial
↑ or ↓
Automatic
The interface type is automatically selected according to the data transmission.
Parallel
Parallel interface selection.
Serial
Serial interface selection.
Interface Time-out
INTERFACE TYPE
↑
I/F TIME-OUT
↓
INPUT BUFFER
→ or ←
2 seconds (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
30 seconds
↑ or ↓
This function defines the time duration (2 to 30 sec.) after which the interface switches to the
other.
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Printer Setups
Input Buffer Size
I/F TIME-OUT
↑
INPUT BUFFER
→ or ←
↓
PARALLEL MODE
256 (DLL)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
32K (No DLL) (*) ↑ or ↓
This function selects the input buffer size with one of the following values: 256, 4K, 8K, 16K or
32 K. The 16K and the 32K values do not allow the DLL. The most suitable value for the DLL
function is 256 (DLL).
Parallel I/F Mode
INPUT BUFFER
↑
PARALLEL MODE → or ←
Parallel CX
↑ or ↓
↓
Bidirectional (*)
↑ or ↓
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
Parallel CX
Parallel interface in Centronics monodirectional mode.
Bidirectional
Parallel interface in IEEE 1284 bidirectional standard mode.
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Printer Setups
AUTOFEED Signal
PARALLEL MODE
↑
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
→ or ←
↓
Enabled
↑ or ↓
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Enabled
The parallel interface uses the AUTOFEED signal.
Disabled
The parallel interface ignores the AUTOFEED signal.
SELECT-IN Signal
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
↑
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
↓
→ or ←
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
Enabled
↑ or ↓
SERIAL TYPE
Enabled
The parallel interface uses the SELECT-IN signal.
Disabled
The parallel interface ignores the SELECT-IN signal.
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Printer Setups
Serial Interface Type
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
↑
SERIAL TYPE
→ or ←
↓
RS232C (*)
↑ or ↓
RS422A
↑ or ↓
SERIAL MODE
This function selects the serial interface type: RS-232/C or RS-422/A.
Serial Connection Mode
SERIAL TYPE
↑
SERIAL MODE
↓
→ or ←
Local (*)
↑ or ↓
Remote
↑ or ↓
BAUD RATE
This function selects the serial connection type: local or remote.
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Printer Setups
Baud Rate
SERIAL MODE
↑
BAUD RATE
→ or ←
↓
WORD LENGTH
600 bps
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
9600 bps (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
38400 bps
↑ or ↓
This function selects the data transmission speed in bits per second (bps). The values available
are: 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400.
Data Format
BAUD RATE
↑
WORD LENGTH
↓
→ or ←
7 bit
↑ or ↓
8 bit (*)
↑ or ↓
PARITY BIT
This function selects the data format, using 7 or 8 bits.
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Printer Setups
Parity Check
WORD LENGTH
↑
→ or ←
PARITY BIT
↓
BUFFER CONTROL
Even
↑ or ↓
Odd
↑ or ↓
Mark
↑ or ↓
Space
↑ or ↓
None (*)
↑ or ↓
Even
Parity check is enabled for even parity.
Odd
Parity check is enabled for odd parity.
Mark
Parity check disabled and the transmitted parity bit is always in Mark state.
Space
Parity check disabled and the transmitted parity bit is always in Space state.
None
Parity check (for 8 data bits only).
Buffer Control
PARITY BIT
↑
BUFFER CONTROL
↓
→ or ←
DTR
↑ or ↓
XON/XOFF (*)
↑ or ↓
ROBUST XON
This function selects the buffer control protocol: DTR or XON/XOFF.
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Printer Setups
Robust XON
BUFFER CONTROL
↑
ROBUST XON
→ or ←
↓
No (*)
↑ or ↓
Yes
↑ or ↓
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
This function selects the execution of Robust XON.
High Guard Level
ROBUST XON
↑
HIGH GUARD LEVEL → or ←
10% Buffer Size
↑ or ↓
↓
...
↑ or ↓
90% Buffer Size (*)
↑ or ↓
INTERFACE TYPE
Selects the percentage of the input buffer to fix to the High Guard Level signal.
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Printer Setups
PRINT STATUS Function
•
Press the → key to select the function.
The message Printing test will displayed while the following output will be printed:
405x plus:
OPTIONS
FONT
DRAFT MODE.
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
FORM LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
CONTROLLER:78XXXXXX Rel.:x.xx GENERATOR: 78XXXXXX Rel.:x.xx
CURRENT VALUES
MACRO1*
MACRO2
Draft
Draft
Draft
Normal
Normal
Normal
6 lpp
6 lpp
6 lpp
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
66 lines
66 lines
66 lines
Line #1
Line #1
Line #1
Line #66
Line #66
Line #66
10 cpp
10 cpp
10 cpp
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Column #1
Column #1
Column #1
Column #136
Column #136
Column #136
MACRO3
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
MACRO4
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
INTERFACE
INTERFACE TYPE
Automatic
I/F TIME-OUT
2 seconds
INPUT BUFFER
32 k (No DLL)
PARALLEL MODE
Bidirectional
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
Disabled
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Disabled
SERIAL TYPE
RS232C
SERIAL MODE
Local
BAUD RATE
9600 bps
WORD LENGTH
8 bit
PARITY BIT
None
BUFFER CONTROL
XON/XOFF
ROBUST XON
No
HIGH GUARDLEVEL
90% Buffer Size
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT.
Offset: 0
TOP OF FORM
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus model)
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus model)
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INSTALLATION
PROTOCOL
IBM XL xx
IBM MODE
IBM SET-C (1/2)
IBM set 1
NATION
CP437
20 CPI
No
EPSON MODE
EPSON C-SET
Graphic 2
NATION
USA
LINE MODE
LF=LF,CR=CR
TEAR/VIEW MODE
Auto.advance1s
LANGUAGE
English
BUZZER
Enabled
Printer Setups
RECALL FACTORY Function
•
Press the → key to select this function. The values of the functions return to the factory
default setting.
All values of the functions are reset to the factory default ones in both Power on Configuration
Setup and Program Setup.
These are the default values:
OPTIONS
FONT
DRAFT MODE.
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
FORM LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
CURRENT VALUES
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
MACRO1*
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
MACRO2
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
MACRO3
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
MACRO4
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
INTERFACE
INTERFACE TYPE
Automatic
I/F TIME-OUT
2 seconds
INPUT BUFFER
32 k (No DLL)
PARALLEL MODE
Bidirectional
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
Disabled
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Disabled
SERIAL TYPE
RS232C
SERIAL MODE
Local
BAUD RATE
9600 bps
WORD LENGTH
8 bit
PARITY BIT
None
BUFFER CONTROL
XON/XOFF
ROBUST XON
No
HIGH GUARDLEVEL
90% Buffer Size
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT.
Offset: 0
TOP OF FORM
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus model)
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus model)
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INSTALLATION
PROTOCOL
IBM XL xx
IBM MODE
IBM SET-C (1/2)
IBM set 1
NATION
CP437
20 CPI
No
EPSON MODE
EPSON C-SET
Graphic 2
NATION
USA
LINE MODE
LF=LF,CR=CR
TEAR/VIEW MODE
Auto.advance1s
LANGUAGE
English
BUZZER
Enabled
Printer Setups
Program Setup
The default values are marked with an asterisk (*). These are the available functions:
SELECT MACRO
This function defines four different macros and allows to configure the
printer for different job types.
PRINT ADJUSTMENT This function allows the adjustment of the mechanical parameters and the
tuning of the first printing line.
PRINT STATUS
This function allows to print the current printer configuration.
HEXADECIMAL DUMP This function allows to enable the Hexadecimal Dump mode.
Entering the Program Setup
To enter the Program Setup procedure, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure that the printer is not enabled to print (READY indicator unlit).
2. Press the PROGRAM key (PROGRAM indicator lit). The following message will be displayed:
SELECT MACRO
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Printer Setups
SELECT MACRO Function
MACRO SELECTION
HEXADECIMAL DUMP
MACRO 4
↑
↑
SELECT MACRO
→ or ←
MACRO 1
↓
↓
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
MACRO 2
→ or ←
FONT
↑ or ↓
DRAFT MODE
↑ or ↓
VERTICAL PITCH
↑ or ↓
LPI LOCK
↑ or ↓
FORM LENGTH
↑ or ↓
TOP MARGIN
↑ or ↓
BOTTOM MARGIN
↑ or ↓
HORIZONTAL PITCH
↑ or ↓
CPI LOCK
↑ or ↓
LEFT MARGIN
↑ or ↓
RIGHT MARGIN
↑ or ↓
SLASHED ZERO
↑ or ↓
MULTICOPY
↑ or ↓
PRINT DIRECTION
↑ or ↓
This function allows to select one of the four available print environments.
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Printer Setups
Font Selection
PRINT DIRECTION
↑
FONT
→ or ← Draft (*)
↓
DRAFT MODE
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
OCR-B
↑ or ↓
Selects the type of character to use: Draft, Courier, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR- B for the 4051/4051N
plus models and Draft, Courier, Gothic, Prestige, Presentor, OCR-A, OCR-B, Script, Boldface for
the 4056/4056N plus models. OCR-A and OCR-B may be selected only when the nonproportional pitch is selected. Boldface may be selected only when the proportional pitch is
selected.
Draft Mode
FONT
↑
DRAFT MODE
↓
→ or ←
Normal (*)
↑ or ↓
High speed
↑ or ↓
VERTICAL PITCH
This function selects the draft printing speed: Normal or High Speed.
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Printer Setups
Vertical Spacing
DRAFT MODE
↑
VERTICAL PITCH
→ or ←
↓
LPI LOCK
6 lpi (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
12 lpi
↑ or ↓
3 lp/30 mm
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
12 lp/30 mm
↑ or ↓
This function determines the density with which the lines are printed according to different
units: lines printed per inch (6, 8, 12 lpi) or lines per 30 mm (3, 4, 6, 8, 12 lp/30 mm).
Lpi Lock
VERTICAL PITCH
↑
→ or ←
LPI LOCK
↓
Enabled
↑ or ↓
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
FORM LENGTH
Enabled
Disabled
Vertical spacing can be changed only by the operator panel keys.
Vertical spacing can be changed by software or by operator panel keys.
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Printer Setups
Form Length
LPI LOCK
↑
FORM LENGTH
→ or ←
↓
TOP MARGIN
NUMBER OF LINES
↑ or ↓
A4 (11.6 inches)
A5 (8 inches)
→ or ←
1 line (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
126 lines
↑ or ↓
This function selects the physical page length in n° of lines (1 to 126 lines at 1/6”) or in standard
formats (A4 or A5).
Top Margin
FORM LENGTH
↑
TOP MARGIN
↓
BOTTOM MARGIN
→ or ←
Line #1 (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Line #X
↑ or ↓
This function selects the top margin defined as n° of lines (at 1/6”). The value X corresponds to
the n° of lines set in the FORM LENGTH function.
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Printer Setups
Bottom Margin
TOP MARGIN
↑
BOTTOM MARGIN
→ or ←
↓
HORIZONTAL PITCH
Line #1
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Line #66 (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Line #126
↑ or ↓
This function selects the bottom margin defined as n° of lines (at 1/6”). The value X corresponds
to the n° of lines set in the FORM LENGTH function.
Horizontal Spacing
BOTTOM MARGIN
↑
HORIZONTAL PITCH
↓
CPI LOCK
→ or ←
5 cpi
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
10 cpi (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
20 cpi
↑ or ↓
Prop. Spacing
↑ or ↓
This function sets the horizontal spacing at the following values: 5, 6, 7.5, 8.55, 10, 12, 15, 17.1,
20 cpi or the proportional spacing.
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Printer Setups
Cpi Lock
HORIZONTAL PITCH
↑
→ or ←
CPI LOCK
↓
Enabled
↑ or ↓
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
LEFT MARGIN
Enabled
Horizontal spacing is selected only by operator panel (PITCH key).
Disabled
Horizontal spacing is selected by the operator panel (PITCH key) or by software.
Left Margin
CPI LOCK
↑
LEFT MARGIN
↓
RIGHT MARGIN
→ or ←
Column#1 (*)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Column#136 (4051/4056 plus models)
↑ or ↓
Column#100 (4051N/4056N plus models)
↑ or ↓
This function sets the left margin defined as n° of columns. The physical margin position
depends on the selected horizontal spacing.
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Printer Setups
Right Margin
LEFT MARGIN
↑
RIGHT MARGIN
→ or ←
↓
SLASHED ZERO
Column#1
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Column#136 (*) (4051/4056 plus models)
↑ or ↓
Column#100 (*) (4051N/4056N plus models)
↑ or ↓
This function sets the right margin defined as number of columns. The physical margin position
depends on the selected horizontal spacing.
Zero Character Typeface
RIGHT MARGIN
↑
SLASHED ZERO
↓
→ or ←
Yes
↑ or ↓
No (*)
↑ or ↓
MULTICOPY
This function selects the zero character printing with (Yes) or without slash (No).
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Printer Setups
Multicopy Form
SLASHED ZERO
↑
MULTICOPY
→ or ←
↓
Yes
↑ or ↓
No (*)
↑ or ↓
PRINT DIRECTION
This function selects the printing on multicopy format paper (Yes) or on normal paper (No).
Print Direction
MULTICOPY
↑
PRINT DIRECTION
↓
FONT
→ or ←
Unidirectional
↑ or ↓
Bidirectional
↑ or ↓
Soft. control (*)
↑ or ↓
This function selects the print direction: unidirectional, bidirectional o controlled by software.
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Printer Setups
PRINT ADJUSTMENT Function
Bidirectional Print Alignment
SELECT MACRO.
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
↑
↑
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
→ or ←
BIDI. ALIGNMENT
↓
↓
PRINT STATUS
TOP OF FORM
→ or ←
Offset: +6
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
Offset: -6
↑ or ↓
This function adjusts the bidirectional printing in a range between - 6 and +6. When the
previous value is changed, the printer prints two ‘|’ lines to control the final output.
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Printer Setups
Top of Form (ToF)
BIDI. ALIGNMENT
↑
TOP OF FORM
↓
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
→ or ←
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
↑ or ↓
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus models)
↑ or ↓
...
↑ or ↓
792/72 inches (4051/4051N plus models)
↑ or ↓
990/90 inches (4056/4056N plus models)
↑ or ↓
This function adjusts the top of the form in n/72 inch (4051/4051N plus models) or n/90 inch
(4056/4056N plus models). The values range between 0 and 792 (4051/4051N plus models) or
between 0 and 990 (4056/4056N plus models). At value selection level, the printer prints a
**x/72** string (4051/4051N plus models) or a **x/90** string (4056/4056N plus models), where
the x value indicates the current value corresponding to the current ToF position. If the value is
changed, the new value will be printed from its corresponding ToF position.
See “Top of Form Adjustment” later in this manual.
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Printer Setups
Tear Position Alignment
TOP OF FORM
↑
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
↓
BIDI. ALIGNMENT
→ or ←
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
↑ or ↓
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus models)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
...
36/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
↑ or ↓
45/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus models)
↑ or ↓
This function adjusts the tear off position in n/72 inch (4051/4051N plus models) or n/90 inch
(4056/4056N plus models). The values range between -36 and 36 (4051/4051N plus models) or
between -45 and 45 (4056/4056N plus models). At value selection level, the tear off line position
aligns to the corresponding tear off border of the printer cover. Pressing the ↑ or ↓ keys, the tear
off position moves in steps of 1/72 inch (4051/4051N plus models) or 1/90 inch (4056/4056N plus
models). When the tear off perforation line is set in the desired position, selects this value.
See “Tear Off Line Adjustment” later in this manual.
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Printer Setups
PRINT STATUS Function
• Press the → key to select the function.
The message Printing test will displayed while the following output will be printed:
405x plus:
OPTIONS
FONT
DRAFT MODE.
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
FORM LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
CONTROLLER:78XXXXXX Rel.:x.xx GENERATOR: 78XXXXXX Rel.:x.xx
CURRENT VALUES
MACRO1*
MACRO2
Draft
Draft
Draft
Normal
Normal
Normal
6 lpp
6 lpp
6 lpp
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
66 lines
66 lines
66 lines
Line #1
Line #1
Line #1
Line #66
Line #66
Line #66
10 cpp
10 cpp
10 cpp
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Column #1
Column #1
Column #1
Column #136
Column #136
Column #136
MACRO4
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
(4051/4056 plus models)
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
Column #100
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
(4051N/4056N plus models)
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
INTERFACE
INTERFACE TYPE
Automatic
I/F TIME-OUT
2 seconds
INPUT BUFFER
32 k (No DLL)
PARALLEL MODE
Bidirectional
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
Disabled
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Disabled
SERIAL TYPE
RS232C
SERIAL MODE
Local
BAUD RATE
9600 bps
WORD LENGTH
PARITY BIT
BUFFER CONTROL
ROBUST XON
HIGH GUARDLEVEL
MACRO3
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT.
Offset: 0
TOP OF FORM
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus models)
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus models)
8 bit
None
XON/XOFF
No
90% Buffer Size
INSTALLATION
PROTOCOL
IBM XL xx
IBM MODE
IBM SET-C (1/2)
IBM set 1
NATION
CP437
20 CPI
No
EPSON MODE
EPSON C-SET
Graphic 2
NATION
USA
LINE MODE
LF=LF,CR=CR
TEAR/VIEW MODE
LANGUAGE
BUZZER
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Auto.advance1s
English
Enabled
Printer Setups
HEX DUMP Function
This function may be selected at any point of the printing. To activate the hexadecimal printing
follow this sequence:
1. After entering the Program Setup, select the following item:
HEXADECIMAL DUMP
2. Press the → key to activate this function. Press the ↓ key, the following messages will be
alternatively displayed.
HEX DUMP OFF
HEX DUMP ON
3. Release the ↓ key when the Hex dump ON message is displayed, to confirm this selection,
press → key. The printer will print the data in hexadecimal code as well the ASCII notation:
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 45 46
0123456789ABCDEF
47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV
57 58 59 5A 0D 0A
WXYZ
4. To cancel the hexadecimal printing, set the printer in Wait (READY indicator unlit), press
again the PROGRAM key and proceed as described above but now select the Hex dump OFF
message.
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Paper Handling
Paper Handling
Paper Specifications
Use the correct paper in your printer for obtaining good results in your printout.
Fanfold Paper
4051/4056 plus
4051N/4056N plus
Minimum
76 mm (3 inches)
76 mm (3 inches)
Maximum (*)
406 mm (16 inches)
305 mm (12 inches)
Minimum
55 g/m2
55 g/m2
Maximum
80 g/m2
80 g/m2
Length
Minimum
76 mm (3 inches)
76 mm (3 inches)
Number of copies
1 original plus 5 copies
Weight: First sheet
Minimum
Maximum
55 g/m2
75 g/m2
55 g/m2
75 g/m2
Minimum
55 g/m2
55 g/m2
Maximum
75 g/m2
75 g/m2
Minimum
14 g/m2
14 g/m2
Maximum
35 g/m2
35 g/m2
Maximum
0,52 mm (0.02 inches)
0,52 mm (0.02 inches)
Width
Weight
Other sheets
Carbon paper
Total thickness
(*) If you are using fanfold paper through the optional Automatic Sheet Feeder (4051/4056 plus
models only), the maximum width is 381 mm (15 inches).
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Paper Handling
Cut Sheets
Minimum
102 mm (4 inches)
Maximum
420 mm (16.6 inches)
Length
Minimum
63,5 mm (2.5 inches)
Weight
Minimum
50 g/m2
Maximum
120 g/m2
Width
Number of copies
1 original plus 5 carbon copies
Weight:
First and last sheets
Other sheets
Carbon paper
Total thickness
Minimum
55 g/m2
Maximum
75 g/m2
Minimum
45 g/m2
Maximum
75 g/m2
Minimum
14 g/m2
Maximum
35 g/m2
Maximum
0,52 mm (0.02 inches)
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Paper Handling
Cut Sheets
Cut sheets are inserted from the top of the printer. You can load manual cut sheet whether
fanfold paper is inserted or not.
If no fanfold paper is present, proceed as follows; otherwise, go to "Switching From Fanfold
Paper to Cut Sheet" section.
Loading Cut Sheets
1. Put the paper chute in the raised position by pulling and hooking it firmly.
•
If your printer is the 4051N plus or the 4056N plus model, simply lift the paper chute that
is fixed in the printer cover.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
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Paper Handling
•
If your printer is the 4051plus or the 4056
plus model and you wish to position the
first printing column at 25 mm from the
edge of the paper, slide the left paper
guide to the left as far as it will go, then
adjust the right paper guide according to
the paper width.
2. Move the paper thickness lever according to the type of paper:
•
If a cut sheet is loaded move the lever
towards the back of the printer.
•
If multicopy-chemical paper is loaded, first
move the lever completely towards the back
of the printer, then 1 notch towards the
front of the printer for each copy.
•
If carbon multicopy-paper is loaded, first
move the lever completely towards the back
of the printer, then 2 notches towards the
front of the printer for each copy.
Now, you can load the paper and print your first test document, see “Printing the Self Test”. If
the pattern does not satisfy your expectation, adjust the paper thickness lever again.
When printing on multicopy paper, follow the above procedure to avoid damaging the print head
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Paper Handling
3. If the printer is turned off, turn the printer on.
The display shows Load Paper, if there is no
paper in the printer. If you turn the printer on
when paper is already inserted, the display
will show Remove Paper while buzzer sounds
4 short "beeps".
The paper is ejected with a backward
movement of maximum 24 inches. If you have
not removed the paper yet, the buzzer will
sound again 4 short “beeps”. Finally the
display will show Load paper.
4. Feed the cut sheet in the slot. Press the LOAD or FF key. The paper will be loaded to the first
printable line. The paper is positioned at the first printable line at 1/6 inch from the top edge
of the paper. The last printable line of the sheet is positioned at 0.83 inch (21 mm) from the
bottom edge of the paper.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
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Paper Handling
Fanfold Paper
The fanfold paper must be inserted at the rear of the printer.
Inserting Fanfold Paper
1. Put the paper chute in the raised position by lifting and hooking it firmly.
•
If your printer is the 4051N plus or the 4056N plus model, lift the paper chute that is
inserted in the printer cover.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
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Paper Handling
2. Open the tractor cover until it clicks into place.
3. Unlock the sprocket on the side of the
interface connector and, if it is not
already positioned, slide it to the right
until it stops.
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Paper Handling
4. If you wish the first column in a particular position, the ruler under the tractor should be
helpful to position the sprocket. The distance between the marks on the ruler is 1/10 inch.
5. Lock the sprocket in place.
6. Unlock the other sprocket and position it in accordance with the paper width. Slide the
spacers evenly along the tractor bar.
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Paper Handling
7. Open the sprocket covers.
8. Position the holes in the paper over one
sprocket and then over the other.
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Paper Handling
9. Close the sprocket covers.
10. Adjust the two sliders on the tractor cover in alignment with the spacers and close the cover
firmly.
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Paper Handling
•
If your printer is the 4051 plus or the
4056 plus model, put the paper chute
in the down position by lifting it
towards the back of the printer and
pushing gently down until it stops.
Space the paper guides evenly on the
paper chute
11. Place the drive selection lever in the
fanfold position (fanfold drawing) and
make sure that Fanfold is selected by
pressing PATH key (SHIFT function) on
the operator panel.
12. If the printer is turned off, turn the printer on (see "Power Connection” section before). The
display shows Load paper.
13. Press the LOAD or FF key and the paper will be positioned in front of the print head.
The paper is positioned at the first printable line at 1/6 inch from the top edge of the paper. If
you want to adjust the paper position, follow the instructions of the "Top of Form Adjustment"
section later. The last printable line of the last form is positioned at 0.31 inch (8 mm) from the
bottom edge of the paper
It is advisable not to print two lines before and two lines after the paper perforation.
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Paper Handling
Parking Fanfold Paper
Whenever you wish to park the fanfold paper, follow the sequence:
1. Make sure that the printer is disabled to print (Wait message is displayed and the READY
indicator is unlit) and tear the fanfold paper that is currently loaded along the last
perforation.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
2. Press the SHIFT key and then the PARK key to enable the PARK function. The message
Parking paper will be displayed, the fanfold paper will move backwards up to its parking
position. The fanfold paper is still inserted into the tractors and ready to be fed as necessary.
•
When the fanfold paper to park is too long, two messages will be alternatively displayed:
1. Tear-off paper
2. Remove paper
Tear the printed paper and press again the PARK key.
•
When you need to load again the fanfold paper, make sure that the drive selection lever is
in fanfold position and that the paper type (PATH function) selection is Fanfold.
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Paper Handling
Switching From Fanfold Paper to Cut Sheet
If you have been using fanfold paper and you have not removed it, your printer allows the cut
sheet loading after performing a parking of the inserted fanfold paper (PARK function).
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and disabled to print (READY indicator unlit). Tear
the fanfold paper that is currently loaded along the last perforation.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
2. You can perform the paper switching as follows:
• Press the SHIFT key and then the PATH key. Select Manual and exit by pressing the SHIFT
key. The fanfold paper moves backwards and the Enable path SS message will be
displayed, then place the drive selection lever in the cut sheet position. The message Load
paper will be displayed.
or
• Park the fanfold paper (PARK function). The Manual paper feeding will be automatically
selected when the cut sheet is loaded.
Now, your printer is ready to load cut sheet. Follow step 1 to 5 in ” Loading Cut Sheets” section.
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Paper Handling
Top of Form Adjustment
The Top of Form Adjustment procedure allows you to adjust the position of the first printable
line and therefore it is advisable to perform it immediately after a paper loading. Turn the
printer on, if it is not, and proceed as follows:
Make sure that the printer is not printing. (READY indicator unlit). If the fanfold paper has been
loaded, park it by pressing the PARK key. If the cut sheet has been inserted, eject it by pressing
the FF key.
1. Press the PROGRAM key. The following message will be displayed:
SELECT MACRO
2. Press the ↓ key until the following message is displayed:
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
3. Press the → to select the function. The following message will be displayed:
BID. ALIGNMENT
4. Now go on pressing the ↓ key until the following message will be displayed
TOP OF FORM
5. Press the → key to select the function. The paper is unloaded and reloaded at the TOF quote.
The current value will be printed and the display will show the following message:
0/72 inches
(4051/4051N plus models)
or
0/90 inches
(4056/4056N plus models)
The paper is moved to the view position. While scrolling all the possible values by pressing the ↑
and ↓ keys the paper will be moved.
Pressing again the → key the displayed value is selected and printed, after the paper has been
taken to the correct position. Then the paper will be taken to the view position.
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Paper Handling
Tear Off Line Adjustment
The Tear Off Line Adjustment procedure allows you to adjust the position of the fanfold
perforation in order to tear it against the printer tear off border on the cover. This procedure is
available only if the Program Setup is previously entered.
The Tear Off Line Adjustment procedure can be executed at any time during the printing.
Proceed as follows.
1. Make sure that the printer is not enabled to print (READY indicator unlit and the message
Wait displayed).
2. Enter the Program Setup by pressing the PROGRAM key. The following message will be
displayed:
SELECT MACRO
3. Press the ↓ key until the following message will be displayed:
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
4. Press the → key to select the function. The following message will be displayed:
BID. ALIGNMENT
5. Now go on pressing the ↓ key until the following message will be displayed:
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
6. The following temporary message will be displayed :
Parking paper
Now if you press the → key the paper will be unloaded, reloaded and a form feed executed. The
paper will be taken to the corresponding tear off line.
Pressing the ↑ and ↓ keys you can scroll all the selectable values while the paper will be moved.
Pressing again the → key the displayed value will be selected.
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Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Cleaning the Printer
Make sure that the printer has been turned off for at least 15 minutes before any cleaning
intervention.
Periodical cleaning will help to keep your printer in top condition.
•
•
•
Use a neutral detergent or a water solution on a soft cloth to clean dirt and grease from the
cabinet of the printer.
Do not use an abrasive cloth, alcohol, paint thinner, or other similar agents, because they can
cause discoloration and scratches.
Be careful not to damage the electronic and mechanical components.
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Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
If the printing is fading, the ribbon could be worn or damaged. It is advisable to remove the used
ribbon cartridge while the printer is turned off. However, your printer can be turned on during
this procedure, but do not forget that it must be disabled to print (Wait message displayed).
Make sure that the new ribbon cartridge is an original Compuprint spare part. If it is not so the
quality and reliability level declared in the product features won’t be assured.
1. Remove the printer cover by pressing simultaneously the two buttons in the front part of the
cover.
•
If your printer is the 4051N plus or the 4056N plus model, do not remove but lift the
printer cover.
4051/4056 plus Models
4051N/4056N plus Models
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2. Move the printer carriage to the center of the printer.
3. Lift the cartridge off until the clip release it.
Now, you are ready to insert a new ribbon cartridge. Follow from step 2 of "Ribbon Cartridge
Installation" section.
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Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Printing the Self Test
It is advisable to print the self-test printout to inform you about the current printer
configuration and to check if the printer is working well.
Then, proceed as follows:
1. Keep the ON LINE key pressed while you turn the printer on, the display will show the
following message:
Printing test
The message Printing test will remain displayed while the following output will be
printed
2. Press ON LINE key to stop printing.
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Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Error Handling
The following table will help you to identify and solve problems which may occur when using the
printer. If the problem is not listed, or if it is not corrected by any of the methods suggested,
contact your supplier for help.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer fails to print
Wait is displayed
Press ON LINE key to enable printing.
Interface cables are not
properly connected
Push cables firmly into sockets at both ends.
Paper holes are torn
Remove torn paper and replace with next good
sheet. Check the tension of the paper between left
and right sprocket wheels. If too tight, loosen, by
moving right sprocket wheels slightly to left (see
“Paper Handling” before).
Paper is not correctly aligned
on sprocket wheels
Reload paper, ensuring that corresponding holes at
each side of paper are correctly aligned on sprocket
wheels.
The drive selection lever is
selected in cut sheet position.
Position lever in the fanfold position.
Ribbon not feeding
Check that ribbon is correctly loaded (see “Ribbon
Cartridge Installation” before). Turn the tension
knob to ensure that the ribbon is not jammed.
Ribbon worn or damaged
Replace ribbon.
Print head too far from paper
Pull paper thickness lever towards the back of the
printer to move print head closer to paper.
Fanfold paper is not
advancing
Print fading
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Dark, smudgy print
Print head too close to paper
Pull paper thickness lever towards the front of the
printer to move print head away from paper.
Self-test not printed
ON LINE key not pressed while Repeat the sequence (see “Printing the Self Test “
turning the printer on.
before).
Carriage fault
Press ON LINE key and repeat the sequence (see
“Printing The Self Test” before).
The display shows
Remove paper
Error in the paper handling
procedure
Try to eject the paper using ↑ and ↓ in MICRO
FEED function.
The display shows
Carriage error
An unrecoverable carriage
error occurred
Turn the printer off. Make sure that the ribbon is
not blocked inside the cartridge by turning the
tension knob, then wait 3 seconds and turn the
printer on. If the problem is not solved, call
Technical Assistance.
Cut sheet has not been You have not correctly
loaded
inserted the cut sheet
Insert again cut sheet into the front paper entry slot
making sure that it reaches the roller.
Press LOAD or FF key.
The paper chute is in down
position fanfold paper
(4051/4056 plus models only)
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Place the paper chute in raised position and insert
again the cut sheet. Press LOAD or FF.
Options
Options
LAN Connection
For the 4051/4056 printer models, an integrated Ethernet 10/100 Base-T interface for the
network connections is available that coexists with the serial interface.
For more information, refer to the Installation Guide you receive together the “PRINTER
SERVER ETHERNET 10/100 Mbit Multiprotocol” CD-ROM.
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Options
Automatic Sheet Feeder (4051/4056 plus models only)
This Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) provides fast and automatic feeding of cut sheets and
multicopy-forms on your printer. This option is quickly and easily installed onto the printer by
the operator. No tools or special equipment are necessary. Operation of the sheet feeder is
relatively simple and with proper installation and care, it will provide long and trouble-free
service. The cut sheets are contained in adjustable paper feed bin and are individually fed by the
feeder to the printer platen. After printing, the feeder automatically transports the sheet or
form into the output stacker of the feeder.
Unpacking Automatic Sheet Feeder
Unpack the Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) and check that all components are present:
U s er M a nua l
Au tom atic S hee t F e eder
Pa per S tack ers
Pa per S orte r C ov er
F ro nt C over
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Options
Preparing the Printer
Make sure that no paper is present in the printer and that the Automatic Sheet Feeder loading
is selected via your printer operator panel (see “Configuring the Printer” section).
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Remove the printer cover by pushing down simultaneously the two buttons in the front part
of the cover and lifting it out.
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Options
3. Remove the paper chute, if present, as follows:
• put it in the raised position and flex it
towards the front of the printer;
• lift the right side of the paper chute;
• unhook the left side of the paper chute.
Keep the printer cover and the paper chute in a safe place as they must be reinstalled if the ASF is
removed.
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4. Slide the rubber rollers (1) of the paper bail to the extreme right side. Remove the plastic
mask (2) that protects the feeding mechanism on the right side of the platen.
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5. Put the drive selection lever in the cut
sheet position.
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Automatic Sheet Feeder Assembly
1. Find the paper stackers.
2. Clip two paper stackers (1) onto the metal strip (2), placed over the paper entry slot (3), for
the input of paper.
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3. Clip the other two paper stackers (4) onto the metal strip (5), placed over the paper sorter
(6), for the output of paper.
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5
6
4. Find the paper sorter cover.
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5. Lay the upper locking groove (1) of the paper sorter cover (3) on the upper internal pin (2)
placed in the paper sorter. Rotate the paper sorter cover towards the front of the printer.
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2
3
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6. Click the paper sorter cover into place.
If you have the optional second bin, install it now on your ASF as follows:
• Remove the cover plates (1) from the rear of
the first bin.
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Insert the second bin into the first bin of
ASF, ensuring that the two support arms (2)
snap in place.
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Remember that once you have placed the second bin, it is not possible to separate it from the
first bin.
7. Hold the ASF parallel to the platen and
slightly tilted towards the front of the
printer. Fit the hooks (1) into the small bars
(2) at either side of the platen. Release the
ASF.
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2
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8. Find the front cover.
9. Slide the front cover (1) under the ASF and then push it down until it clicks in place.
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Paper Specifications
The following specifications should be adhered to in order to assure reliable feeder operation. See
the following tables:
Cut Sheet
Width
Length
Weight
Storage
Minimum
85,4 mm (6 inches)
Maximum
381 mm (15 inches)
Minimum (Bin 1)
145 mm (5.7 inches)
Minimum (Bin 2)
203 mm (8 inches)
Maximum
355 mm (14 inches)
Minimum
60 g/m2
Maximum
100 g/m2
At least five hours before use, keep the paper between 18 °C and
24°C° (64°- 75° F) with a 40% to 60% of relative humidity.
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Multi-part Forms
Pressure Sensitive Paper
Carbon Paper
Maximum 2 copies
First Sheet
70 - 80 g/m2
Copies
40 - 60 g/m2
Last Sheet
70 - 80 g/m2
Maximum 2 copies
First Sheet
70 - 80 g/m2
Copies
35 - 40 g/m2
Last Sheet
70 - 80 g/m2
Carbon Paper
25 g/m2
The uncovered surface of the carbon paper has to be rough.
Envelopes
Width
Length
Thickness
Minimum
127 mm (5 inches)
Maximum
254 mm (10 inches)
Minimum
101 mm (4 inches
Maximum
160 mm (6.5 inches)
Minimum
0.10 mm (0.004 inch)
Maximum
0.13 mm (0.005 inch)
Max. Thickness Area
max. 0.51 mm (0.020 inches)
Printable Area:
it is advisable to print into the constant thickness area.
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Paper Loading
Make sure that all preliminary operations of preparing the printer are executed, then follow the
sequence:
1. Open the paper bin by moving the slider (1) up in OPEN position.
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2. Unlock the left paper guide (2) by moving the paper guide lever (3) up. Move the paper guide
towards the desired position.
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2
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3. Unlock the right paper guide (2) by moving the paper guide lever (3) up.
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2
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4. Fan the paper thoroughly.
5. Stack the paper firmly in the bin. Adjust the right paper guide to the correct paper width and
ensuring that the paper is not too close in the bin. Lock both paper guides by moving the
paper guide levers down.
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Bin
Bin 1
Bin 2
Output Stacker
Capacity
100 Cut Sheets
35 Multi-part Forms
100 Cut Sheets
35 Multi-part Forms
150 Cut Sheets
50 Multi-part Forms
Weight
80 g/m2
80 g/m2
80 g/m2
6. Close the paper bins by moving the slider down in CLOSED position.
• Whenever the bin is opened, reposition the paper in the bin.
• Whenever the printer received a print command, it automatically performs a paper loading.
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Switching From Fanfold Paper to ASF
If you have been using fanfold paper and the printer receives a command to load a cut sheet
through the Automatic Sheet Feeder:
1. Park the fanfold paper: press the SHIFT key and then the PARK key to enable the PARK
function, the message Parking paper will be displayed.
2. Place the drive selection lever in the cut sheet position. Press the ON LINE key.
Inserting Manual Cut Sheets Without Removing the ASF
Follow the sequence:
•
Open the paper bins.
•
Make sure that the printer is disabled to
print.
•
Insert the cut sheet in the entry slot in
front of the first bin until it stops against
the platen. Perform the paper loading
procedure as explained before in
“Loading Cut Sheets ” section.
•
Whenever you wish to enable again the
ASF loading, stack the paper in the bins
and close them.
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Using Fanfold Paper through Automatic Sheet Feeder
Your printer allows to load the fanfold paper with the Automatic Sheet Feeder (option) installed.
The paper width must be maximum 15 inches (381 mm) and it is advisable to test it so that this
feature can be correctly performed. Follow the sequence:
1. Make sure that the fanfold paper is in parking position and that the printer is idle.
2. Press the SHIFT key and then PATH key. When the display shows the message Fanfold Thru
ASF release the key or do not press it within 0.8 sec.
3. Place the drive selection lever in the fanfold
position.
4. Load paper as explained before and then proceed with your printing job. You will see the
fanfold that comes through the Automatic Sheet Feeder and positions itself towards the front
of the printer.
It is advisable to remove the paper stackers for the output of paper, if installed, from the Automatic
Sheet Feeder to facilitate the paper exit.
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How to Keep the Automatic Sheet Feeder Clean
Your Automatic Sheet Feeder has been designed to operate reliably over a long period of time
with minimal care and attention. However, it is advisable:
•
Remove the dust from the ASF by first removing it from the printer. To remove dust and
paper particles from the ASF you should use a soft brush.
•
The pick-up rollers and printer platen may become slightly less efficient with use, therefore
they must be cleaned periodically by a lint-free cloth and a suitable platen cleaner. Please
contact your dealer for suitable platen cleaner.
Do not use platen cleaner on the plastic parts of the printer or ASF since platen cleaner will melt
plastic.
Removing the Automatic Sheet Feeder
When the ASF is no longer required, do not forget to disable its use by selecting another type of
paper loading via your printer operator panel, see “Operator Panel Presentation” before.
1. Turn the printer off.
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2. Remove the front cover. Then remove the ASF by tilting it slightly towards the front of the
printer and lifting it off.
3. Position the rubber roller (1) in their places evenly along the paper bail. Fix the plastic mask
(2) again.
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4. Replace the printer cover and the paper chute.
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Problem Solving
The following table will help you to identify and solve problems which may occur when using the
ASF. If the problem is not listed, or if it is not corrected by any of the methods suggested,
contact your supplier for help.
Problem
Cause
Solution
The ASF does not
feed the paper
The paper bin(s) not in operating
position.
Set paper bin(s) to correct operating position.
The platen movement is not being
transferred to ASF.
Check the ASF mounting and proper gear
contact.
The printer must be set to ASF mode.
Set the ASF mode, refer to the manual.
The ASF is out of paper.
Reload the paper bin(s).
There is a paper jam condition.
Remove the jammed paper and restack the
paper
The paper is not fanned enough.
Fan the paper and reload paper stack.
The paper is out of specifications or
damaged conforming to ASF
standards.
Replace with new paper according to the
ASF standards.
Paper goes a skew
The paper is damaged.
Remove paper from the bin and replace it
with new paper.
The paper is not
stacker ejected
properly
The output paper stacker is full.
Empty the output paper.
The paper does not match the
specifications
Replace the paper with proper one.
More than one sheet
of paper feeds at a
time
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Printer Specifications
Printer Specifications
Printing Characteristics
Print Head
Matrix
Needles Diameter
Print Head Life
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
9 needles
24 needles
0.30
0.20
400 Mchar
400 Mchar
Ribbon Type
Black 3 million of characters
Print Speed (cps)
HS Draft
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
480
480
Draft
10 cpi
400
400
Quality LQ
10 cpi
120
133
12 cpi
120
160
15 cpi
120
200
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Printer Specifications
Throughput (page/hour)
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
HS Draft
390
390
Draft
370
370
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
Print Matrix (horizontal per vertical)
HS Draft
10 cpi
10 x 9
9 x 24
Draft
10 cpi
12 x 9
12 x 24
12 cpi
10 x 9
10 x 24
15 cpi
10 x 9
8 x 16
17.1 cpi
12 x 9
12 x 24
20 cpi
12 x 9
12 x 24
10 cpi
20 x 18
36 x 24
12 cpi
20 x 18
30 x 24
15 cpi
20 x 18
24 x 16
17.1 cpi
20 x 18
36 x 24
20 cpi
20 x 18
30 x 24
24 cpi
-
24 x 16
Quality LQ
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Printer Specifications
Print Density (characters per inch)
Normal
10 - 12 - 15
Expanded
5 - 6 - 7.5 -8.55
Compressed
17.1 - 20
Proportional
Line Length (number of characters)
4051/4056 plus
4051N/4056N plus
136 at 10 cpi
100 at 10 cpi
163 at 12 cpi
120 at 12 cpi
204 at 15 cpi
150 at 15 cpi
233 at 17.1 cpi
171 at 17.1 cpi
271 at 20 cpi
200 at 20 cpi
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
6,8,12 lpi
6,8,12 lpi
3,4,6,8,12 lines/30 mm
3,4,6,8,12 lines/30 mm
n/72, n/144, n/216
n/72, n/144, n/216, n/360
Vertical Spacing
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Printer Specifications
Resident Fonts
4051/4051N plus: Draft, Courier, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B
4056/4056N plus: Draft, Courier, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B, Boldface, Prestige, Script, Presentor
Print Attributes
Subscript (*), Superscript (*), Underline (*), Overscore, Italics (*), Emphasized, Double Strike,
Compressed Double Width, Double Height
Note: (*) Graphic characters do not accept this attribute
Graphic Resolution (dots per inch)
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
Horizontal
60, 72, 80, 90, 120, 144, 240
60, 80, 90, 120, 180, 240, 360
Vertical
72, 144
90, 180
Bar Codes
UPC-A, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 39, Code 128, 2/5 Interleaved, 2/5 Industrial, 2/5 Matrix, Postnet,
Codabar
Download
Draft/Quality in EPSON IBM + Native
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Printer Specifications
Character Sets
ASCII
Normal + Slanted (italics)
IBM PC Character Sets
CS1 and CS2
EPSON National Variations
USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark-1, Sweden, Italy,
Spain-1, Japan, Norway, Denmark-2, Spain-2, Latin America.
IBM /EPSON Character Sets
USA (CP 437), Greek (CP437-G), 96 Greek, Multilingual (CP850),
Greek (CP851), Eastern Europe (CP 852), Turkish (CP 853), Cyrillic (CP
855), Turkish (CP 857), Euro PC Multilingual (CP 858), Portugal (CP
860), Hebrew (CP 862), Canada/France (CP 863), Arabic (CP 864),
Denmark/Norway (CP 865), Russian (CP 866), Turkish2 (CP 867),
OCR-A (CP 876), OCR-B (CP 877), Central Europe (CP 1250), Cyrillic
(CP 1251), Windows Latin1 ANSI (CP 1252), GOST, TASS, MAZOWIA
ISO Characters Sets
Latin1 (ISO 8859/1), Latin2 (ISO 8859/2), Latin3 (ISO 8859/3), Latin4
(ISO 8859/4), Latin/Cyrillic (ISO 8859/5), Latin/Arabic (ISO 8859/6)
Latin/Greek (ISO 8859/7), Latin/Hebrew (ISO 8859/8), Latin5 (ISO
8859/9), Latin9 (ISO 8859/15)
Paper Feed
Paper Line Feed
90 msec at 6 lpi (line per inch)
Paper Slew
5 IPS
Emulations
4051/4051N plus
4056/4056N plus
EPSON FX Series
EPSON LQ1050/2550
IBM Proprinter XL III
IBM Proprinter XL 24E
IBM Proprinter XL 24 AGM
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Printer Specifications
Paper Handling
Copies
1+ 5
Thickness
0.52 mm max.
Size
Fanfold
Width: 76 to 406 mm (3’’ to 16’’) for 4051/4056 plus models
Width: 76 to 305 mm (3” to 12”) for 4051N/4056N plus
models
Cut Sheet
Width: 102 to 420 mm (4’’ to 16,6”)
Height: 63 to 304 mm (2.5’’ to 12’’)
Paths
Fanfold
Rear Push
Cut Sheet
Manual Front
Labels
on Fanfold or Cut Sheet
Envelopes
Manual Front or through the ASF
Reverse Movement
on all paper types (max. 1’’ on ASF)
Tear off
under the printable line
Option ASF (for 4051/4056 plus models only):
Paper Bins
Capability: 100 sheets each
Paper Stacker
Capability: 150 sheets
Stacker Size
Width:
85,4 to 381 mm (6’’ to 15’’)
Length:
Bin 1: 145 to 355 mm (5,7’’ to 14’’)
Bin 2: 203 to 355 mm (8’’ to 14’’)
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Printer Specifications
Physical and Electrical Characteristics
Interfaces
Parallel I/F
IBM-Epson and Centronics compatible
Bidirectional, IEEE 1284
Buffer: up to 32 KBytes
Nibbles and Byte Mode
Shared w/ DLL buffer
7/8 data bits max 100 KBPS
Serial I/F
RS-232/C and 422/A
600 to 38400 baud bps
7/8 data bits
DTR
XON/XOFF
Break
Buffer : up to 32 KBytes
Shared w/ DLL buffer
Automatic Interface Switching
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Printer Specifications
Reliability
MTBF
Mean Time Between Failure: 10000 hours @ 25% Duty Cycle
Print Head
(Draft) 400 MC
Ribbon
(Draft) 3 MC
Power Supply
220/240 Volt - 50 Hz
Noise level
4051/4051N plus: 55 dBA
4056/4056N plus: 54 dBA
Physical Dimensions
4051/4056 plus
4051N/4056N plus
Height
173 mm (6,7 “)
186 mm (7,3”)
Width
615 mm (24,2”)
520 mm (20,4”)
Depth
310 mm (12,2”)
310 mm (12,2”)
Weight
15 kg
13 kg
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Environment Conditions
Storage Conditions
Temperature
-40° to 50° C
Relative Humidity 10%t o 90% RH (non condensing)
Operating Conditions
Temperature
10° to 38° C
Relative Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non condensing)
Paper Conditions
Temperature
16° to 24° C
Relative Humidity 40% to 60% RH (non condensing)
Options (for 4051/4056 plus models only)
LAN Interface Board (factory installation)
Automatic Sheet Feeder - ASF (user installation)
Standard Compliance
ESD IEC 801-2
GS/EN 60950 (included IT Power System) certified by TÜV Product Service in conformity to IEC 950
VDE 0871/6.78 e VDE 875 in conformity to Class B (Radio Protection Mark)
ECMA 8,11,132
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