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Printer Parts
printer cover
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MP Tray
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lower cassette
tray
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Type-B interface
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Parallel interface
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Copyright © 1998 by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Nagano, Japan
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Declaration of Conformity
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer:
Address:
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi,
Nagano-ken 392 Japan
Representative:
Address:
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183
AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Type Name:
Model:
Laser Printer
EPL-N1600
XXB-2
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
Directive 73/23/EEC:
EN 60950
July 1998
Y. Ishii
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
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Contents
Getting Started
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Ozone safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Laser Printer Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
For United Kingdom Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 1 Understanding Your Printer
Controlling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Optimizing Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Resolution Improvement Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Adjusting Print Density. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Enhanced MicroGray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Chapter 2 Paper Handling
Using the MP Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Selecting the MP tray as the paper source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Printing with the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
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Printing envelopes with the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manually Loading Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Paper Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading an uncommon paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-8
2-10
2-10
2-11
2-11
2-11
2-12
Chapter 3 Options
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No Duplex Unit Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the optional lower cassette with paper. . . . . . . . .
Removing the Lower Paper Cassette
(no duplex unit installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Lower Paper Cassette
(duplex unit installed). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face Up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Face Up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Face Up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROM module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a ROM Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3-7
3-11
3-15
3-17
3-20
3-20
3-25
3-29
3-29
3-30
3-31
3-32
3-34
3-35
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Chapter 4 EPSON Status Monitor 2 Utility
Utility Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Installing the Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Accessing the Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
For Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Accessing Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Chapter 5 SelecType
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Indicator Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
When to use SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Using the buttons in SelecType Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
SelecType menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Using the OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
OneTouch mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
OneTouch mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Understanding SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Test menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Emulation menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Printing menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Tray Size menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Config menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Parallel menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Serial Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28
AUX menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
LJ4 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
GL2 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32
PS menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34
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ESCP2 and FX menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
I239X menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printout problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Option problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing spilled toner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-3
6-12
6-13
6-15
6-18
6-19
6-20
6-29
6-29
6-29
6-30
6-34
6-36
6-37
Appendix A Technical Specifications
Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ECP mode in Windows 95 and Windows 98 . .
Serial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Error handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Options and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit - Universal
(C81290✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Face Up Tray (C81294✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Duplex Unit (C81293✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
Imaging cartridge (S051056) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
Appendix B Symbol Sets
Introduction to Symbol Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
In LJ4 Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
International Set for ISO sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-21
In ESC/P 2 or FX Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-22
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-26
Characters available with the ESC (^ command . . . . . . . . . B-27
In I239X Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
In EPSON GL/2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
Appendix C Command Summary
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
GL/2 context commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
ESC/P 2 and FX Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
ESC/P 2 mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
FX mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-12
PJL Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
I239X Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
Auxiliary Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-18
AGM Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-19
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Appendix D Working with Fonts
Printer and Screen Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding More Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D-2
D-3
D-6
D-6
D-6
Appendix E Contacting Customer Support
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users . . . . . .
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-2
E-4
E-5
E-6
E-7
E-7
E-8
Appendix F Map of SelecType Menus
Switching between SelecType Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-2
Glossary
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Getting Started
The EPSON EPL-N1600 printer combines high performance and
reliability with a wide range of features.
To get started with your laser printer, please:
❏ Use your Getting Ready! guide to set up and test your new
printer.
❏ Read the safety information, laser printer precautions, and
important safety instructions in this section.
See this guide for detailed information about your printer.
About This Guide
This guide contains information about using your printer. For
information about installing and setting up the printer, see the
separate Getting Ready! guide.
Chapter 1, "Understanding Your Printer", describes the basics of
how to control the printer.
Chapter 2, "Paper Handling", describes how to load paper into
and setting up the printer for type and size of paper that you
loaded.
Chapter 3, "Options", gives step-by-step instructions for installing
the options available for the printer.
Chapter 4, "EPSON Status Monitor 2 Utility", describes how to
install the EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility.
Chapter 5, "SelecType", describes the printer settings that can be
modified printer’s control panel, including the SelecType and the
OneTouch modes.
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Chapter 6, "Troubleshooting and Maintenance", gives helpful
information for what to do if you encounter a printer error and
provides instructions on how to maintain your printer.
Appendix A, "Technical Specifications", contains the technical
specifications about the printer.
Appendix B, "Symbol Sets", lists the symbol sets available in each
emulation mode with the tables of the characters for each set.
Appendix C, "Command Summary", lists the commands that can
be embedded in print jobs to control the printer. This appendix is
intended for advanced users only.
Appendix D, "Working with Fonts", describes the steps you need
to follow to add more fonts.
Appendix E, "Contacting Customer Support", details customer
support information.
Appendix F, "Map of SelecType Menus", lists the SelecType
menus and the order in which you access them. This appendix is
useful when you use SelecType.
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About Your Printer
Your printer is the latest in EPSON's advanced line of laser
printers. It emulates the Hewlett-Packard® LaserJet 4™ (LJ4)
printer, allowing you to print using the wide variety of software
programs that support HP LaserJet printers.
The printer's 600-dpi (dots per inch) resolution is enhanced by
EPSON's Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech), which
smoothes the jagged edges of diagonal lines in both text and
graphics. This gives your documents a clean, crisp look that
contributes to a professional appearance.
In addition, EPSON’s Enhance MicroGray technology provides
you with better halftoning when printing graphics.
The printer is easy to install and use. You simply set up the printer,
connect it to your computer, and install the printer driver as
described in the Getting Ready! guide.
The printer supports ECP mode in Windows 95 and Windows 98.
ECP mode is useful for high-speed data transfer and bidirectional
communication with your computer.
Features
The printer comes with a full set of features that contributes to
ease of use and consistent, high-quality output. The main features
are described below.
High-quality printing
Your printer provides 600-dpi printing at a speed of up to 16 pages
per minute. You'll appreciate the professional print quality
produced by your printer and its quick processing speed.
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Wide variety of fonts
The printer comes with a full selection of scalable TrueType®
fonts, LaserJet-compatible scalable fonts, and one bitmap font in LJ4
emulation mode to provide you with the fonts you need to create
professional-looking documents.
Toner Save Mode
To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you
can print rough drafts using the Toner Save Mode.
Options
The printer comes with built-in bidirectional parallel interface,
serial interface, and 8 MB of memory, which can be expanded up
to 40 MB. You can also install an additional Type-B Ethernet,
serial, coax, or twinax interface. The 500 Sheet Lower Paper
Cassette Unit-Universal (C81290✽), automatically feeds up to 500
sheets without reloading. The Duplex Unit (C81293✽) allows you to
print on both sides of paper fed from the 250 sheet cassette or the
optional 500 sheet lower cassette. The Face Up Tray (C81294✽) is
recommended for printing on media that require a straight-through
paper path, such as labels and transparencies.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an International ENERGY STAR Partner,
EPSON has determined that this product meets the
International ENERGY STAR Program guidelines
for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY S TAR Program promotes the voluntary
development of energy-efficient computers, printers, and other
peripheral equipment.
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Safety Information
Laser safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does
not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
For European users
United Kingdom
The EPL-N1600 is a page printer which utilizes a semiconductor
laser.
There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the
printer is operated according to the instructions in the guides
provided.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings, the laser beam cannot escape from the
machine during any phase of user operation.
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Warning:
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified in this guide, may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser
diode is 5 mW and the wavelength is 770 - 795 nm.
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CDRH regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for
laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. The label shown below
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be
attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
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Laser safety labels
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Warning:
Use of controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other
than those specified in this guide may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825
specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries
where required.
Internal laser radiation
Max. Radiation Power
5 mW
Wavelength
770 - 795 nm
This is a Class IIIb Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible
laser beam. The printer head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICE
ITEM. Therefore, the printer head unit should not be opened
under any circumstances.
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Ozone safety
Ozone emission
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the
printing process. Ozone is produced only when the printer is
printing.
Ozone exposure limit
The recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 parts per
million (ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted
concentration over an eight (8) hour period.
The EPL-N1600 laser printer generates <0.01ppm for 8 hours of
continuous printing when considering a closed room of
approximately 1000 cu ft (8' × 10' × 12').
Minimize the risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone, you should avoid the
following conditions:
❏ Use of multiple laser printers in a confined area (see above)
❏ Operation in conditions of extremely low humidity
❏ Poor room ventilation
❏ Long, continuous printing together with any of the above
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and heat
generated are:
❏ Not blown directly into the user's face
❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible
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Laser Printer Precautions
This printer uses laser technology. The following list of
precautions applies whenever you open the printer cover. Even
if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure to follow
these precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient operation.
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE. If the printer has been in use, the
fuser can be very hot.
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer's components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ Be sure not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you
remove the cartridge from the printer, always set the unit on
a clean, smooth surface. Also, avoid touching the drum, since
oils from your skin can permanently damage its surface and
may affect print quality.
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❏ Do not turn the cartridge upside down or stand it on its sides.
❏ Protect the light-sensitive drum from exposure to light. Avoid
exposing the imaging cartridge to room light any longer than
necessary. Do not open the drum’s protective cover.
Overexposing the drum may cause abnormally dark or light
areas to appear on the printed page and reduce the service life
of the drum.
❏ When handling the cartridge, always set it on a clean, smooth
surface.
❏ Do not attempt to modify or take apart the cartridge. It cannot
be refilled.
❏ Try not to touch the toner and avoid all contact with your eyes.
❏ Do not use a cartridge for at least one hour after moving it
from a cool to a warm environment.
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Do not dispose of used consumable products in fire, as they can
explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to local
regulations.
To get the best print quality, do not store the cartridge in an area
subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or corrosive gasses (such
as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to extremes or rapid
changes of heat or humidity. Also, be sure to keep the consumable
components out of the reach of children.
Hinweis:
❏ Die Geräteanschlußleitung muß den einshlägigen Normen
genügen.Es muß eine dreiadrige Leitung verwendet werden.
Die Anshlußleitung darf nicht leichter als H05VV-F order
H05VVH2-F sein.
❏ Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung-3. GSGV, 18. 01. 1991:
Der arbeitsplatzbezogene schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder
weniger gemäß ISO 7779.
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Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before operating your printer.
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
❏ Do not use this printer near water.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover them. Do not
put the printer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface or
in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
❏ Use the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are
not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or
local power company.
❏ If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord will be walked on.
❏ If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also,
make sure that the total of all products plugged into the wall
outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
❏ Never spill liquid of any kind on the printer.
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❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service this product yourself. Opening or removing those
covers that are marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to
dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing in
those compartments to service personnel.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
1. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
2. If liquid has been spilled into it.
3. If it has been exposed to rain or water.
4. If it does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions since improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to normal operation.
5. If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
6. If it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating
a need for service.
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For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or
problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by Epson (UK) Limited.
Safety information
Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to rating plate for voltage
and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to the supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow—Earth
Blue—Neutral
Brown—Live
If you need to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not match any coloured
markings used to identify the terminals in a plug, please proceed as follows:
❏ The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth
symbol (G ).
❏ The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
❏ The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of
your printer.
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Chapter 1
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Understanding Your Printer
Controlling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Optimizing Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Resolution Improvement Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Adjusting Print Density. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Enhanced MicroGray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
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Controlling the Printer
There are a two ways to control your printer and change its
settings:
❏ The printer driver (for Windows users only)
❏ Control Panel operation (SelecType)
Normally, you should use the printer driver to control your
printer. The printer driver allows you to easily make the most
common printer settings, including the paper source, paper size,
and orientation. To access the driver menus, see below.
A few software programs do not allow you to control printer
setting using the printer driver. In these cases, you can use the
printer’s control panel to adjust the printer settings. For
information on using the control panel, see Chapter 5.
Accessing the printer driver
You can access your printer driver directly from most Windowsbased applications, or from your Windows operating system, as
explained below. The printer driver settings made from many
Windows applications override settings made when the driver is
accessed from the operating system, so in most cases you should
access the driver from your application to make sure you get the
results you want.
❏ To access the printer driver from your application software,
click the Print or Page Setup command on the File menu.
You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties, or a
combination of these buttons.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11 for
Workgroups, double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main
program group, then double-click the Printers icon. Choose
your EPSON printer from the Installed Printers list and click
Setup.
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❏ To access the driver from Windows NT 3.51, double-click the
Control Panel icon in the Main program group, then doubleclick the Printers icon. Double-click your printer icon and
select Properties from the Printers menu. Make sure your
printer is selected and click Setup.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0, click
Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Next, right-click the
icon of your EPSON printer and click Properties (in Windows
95 and Windows 98) or Document Defaults (in Windows
NT 4.0).
The Control Panel
The printer control panel gives you easy control over most
common printer operations. The panel is made up of three
elements: a liquid crystal display (LCD), indicator lights, and
buttons. The display and indicator lights tell you about the
current status of the printer, and you can use the buttons to select
printer settings and functions. However, settings that you make
with the buttons will be overridden by settings made by software.
Getting familiar with the way your printer’s control panel works
may help you get more from your printer. For more information
on the SelecType settings available from the control, including the
OneTouch modes, see Chapter 5, "SelecType".
This section also shows all SelecType menu categories and
options. It can be used as a guide whenever you use SelecType
features.
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Optimizing Print Quality
Your printer provides you with a number of ways to print your
documents so that they are presented with the highest possible
quality. The two features discussed here are EPSON’s Resolution
Improvement Technology (RITech) and Enhanced MicroGray
(Enh. MG).
Resolution Improvement Technology
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) is EPSON’s
original printer technology that improves the appearance of
printed lines, text and graphics.
The factory default setting for RITech is on. The RITech gives the
best quality text and graphics for nearly all purposes. You may
not need to turn the setting off. However, if you are printing gray
shading or screen patterns, change the setting to Off.
To change the RITech setting, follow these steps:
Using the printer driver:
Check or uncheck the RITech check box on the Panel menu in the
printer driver to turn RITech on or off.
Using the SelecType:
Follow the instructions in the section on using SelecType. This
setting is made in the Config menu (page 5-21).
Adjusting Print Density
Do not change the print density unless it is necessary. Changing
the print density affects all text and graphics. Check the new
density setting by printing several pages with various kinds of
text and graphics.
If your printouts are too light or too dark, adjust the print density
with the printer driver or the SelecType mode.
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Using the printer driver:
Change the Density setting on the Panel menu of the printer
driver.
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Using SelecType:
Follow the instructions in the section on SelecType to change this
setting. You should use the Config menu for this ("Density", page
5-21).
Note:
Increasing the print density increases toner consumption. If you select
darker printing, you may need to replace the toner cartridge more often.
Enhanced MicroGray
Enhanced MicroGray (Enh. MG) is EPSON’s new printer
technology created especially for high quality output of photos
and other images with smooth total changes.
Enh. MG off
Enh. MG on
To use the Enhanced MicroGray setting folow these steps:
Using the printer driver:
Click the Enh. MG button on the Graphic menu in the printer
driver.
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Paper Handling
Using the MP Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Selecting the MP tray as the paper source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Printing with the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Printing envelopes with the MP tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Manually Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Selecting the Paper Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Loading an uncommon paper size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Printing on Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
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The printer can feed paper from any of three sources: the standard
paper cassette tray, the MP Tray, or the optional 500 sheet lower
cassette unit. To load paper from standard paper cassette tray, see
your Getting Ready! guide. To load paper in an optional lower
cassette, see page 3-11.
❏ Paper should be high quality and relatively smooth with a
weight between 60 and 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb) for the standard
paper cassette tray and optional 500 sheet lower cassette unit, or
between 60 and 190 g/m2 (16 to 51 lb) for the MP Tray.
❏ The printer is extremely sensitive to moisture. Be sure to store
your paper in a dry environment.
❏ Use of colored paper is acceptable, but coated paper should
be avoided.
❏ You may use paper with preprinted letterheads, provided
that the paper and ink are both of laser printer types.
Using the MP Tray
The MP tray is used for making short print runs on paper types
and sizes which are not loaded in the paper cassettes, or for
printing other media such as transparencies, labels, or envelopes.
Selecting the MP tray as the paper source
There are two ways to selelct the source of the paper used by the
printer:
❏ Using the printer driver from Windows
❏ Using the SelecType mode
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Using the printer driver:
Choose the paper source on the Basic Setting menu (except
Windows NT 3.51) or Document Setting menu (in Windows NT
3.51). For more information on using the printer driver, see online
help in the driver.
Using the SelecType mode:
For information on changing the paper size in SelecType mode,
see Chapter 5.
Printing with the MP tray
1. Open the front cover by pulling the top of the panel towards
you.
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2. As shown in the illustration below, pull the tab so that the MP
tray folded inside the front cover flips out.
3. Slide the guide to the far right of the MP tray.
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4. Fan the media and tap the edges on a flat surface to align them
before loading the media.
5. Place the stack of the media in the MP tray. The top of the
media (for example, the printed letterhead at the top of a sheet
of paper) should go in first. The surface on which you are
printing should face upwards.
6. Adjust the side guide so that it touches the right edge of the
media stack. Make sure that the top of the stack is under the
plastic tab on the side guide.
Note:
Do not add any media to the MP tray while you are printing, otherwise
paper jams may occur.
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Printing envelopes with the MP tray
1. Open the MP tray as explained above.
2. Slide the side guide to the far right of the MP tray.
3. Before you put the envelopes in the MP tray, make sure that
they are not stuck together and that all their flaps are closed.
4. Put the envelopes with their flaps down, and the short edge
leading into the printer.
Note:
❏ If the flaps of the envelopes are on the long edge of the envelopes,
make sure that the envelopes are placed in the MP tray with the
flaps to the right.
❏ If the flaps of the envelopes are on the short edge of the envelope,
make sure that the short edge with the flap goes into the printer
first.
❏ Make sure that the envelopes are against the left edge of the MP
tray and that they are all under the plastic tab of the left guide
of the MP tray.
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5. Slide the right side guide to the loaded envelopes. All the
envelopes should be under the plastic tab of the right side
guide.
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Do not add envelopes to the MP tray while you are printing, otherwise
paper jams may occur.
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Manually Loading Paper
You can manually load paper. Manually loading paper can be
helpful when you want to check the print quality after each page
is printed.
❏ This loading procedure is almost the same as the procedure
for automatic paper feeding, except you load paper sheet-bysheet, send print data to print the first page, and press the On
Line button to print each page.
To load paper maually, follow the steps below.
1. Access the printer driver menus in one of the following ways:
❏ To access the printer driver from your application
software, click the Print or Page Setup command on the
File menu. You also need to click Setup, Options,
Properties, or a combination of these buttons.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11
for Workgroups, double-click the Control Panel icon in
the Main program group, then double-click the Printers
icon. Choose your EPSON printer from the Installed
Printers list and click Setup.
❏ To access the driver from Windows NT 3.51, double-click
the Control Panel icon in the Main program group, then
double-click the Printers icon. Double-click your printer
icon and select Properties from the Printers menu. Make
sure your printer is selected and click Setup.
❏ To access the driver from Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0,
click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Next,
right-click the icon of your EPSON printer and click
Properties (in Windows 95) or Document Defaults (in
Windows NT 4.0).
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2. The Basic Setting menu (except Windows NT 3.51) or the
Printer Setup menu (Windows NT 3.51) appears. Check the
Manual Feed check box.
3. Select the paper size from the paper size list.
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4. If the correct paper size is already loaded, skip this step.
Otherwise, remove any paper remaining in the tray or cassette
that you use. Insert a sheet or stack of the correct size paper
into the tray or cassette that you use, with the printable side
up, as far as it will go. Adjust the paper guides to match the
paper size you are loading.
5. Send a print job from your application. The control panel
display shows Manual Feed and the selected page size.
6. Press On Line to print. The sheet of paper is loaded and
printed.
Note:
If you check the continuous check box in the printer driver, the sheet
of paper is loaded and printed successively by pressing On Line
button only once after you press the On Line button, the printer
will feed paper automatically. You will not have to continue to press
the On Line button.
7. Press On Line again to print the next page of print data, if
necessary. Repeat this steps for every page to be printed.
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Selecting the Paper Size
By default, the printer driver is set for A4 size paper. If you load
paper of a different size, you need to change the paper size setting
using one of the following methods.
Using the printer driver:
Choose the paper size on the Basic Settings menu (except
Windows NT 3.51) or Document setting menu (in Windows NT
3.51). For more information on using the printer driver, see online
help in the driver.
Using the SelecType mode:
For more information on changing the paper size in SelecType
mode, see Chapter 5.
Loading an uncommon paper size
To load an uncommon, or custom, paper size from 90 × 148 mm
(3.5 × 5.8 inches) to 215.9 × 355.6 mm (8.5 × 14 inches), use the MP
Tray (as described in your Getting Ready! guide) and make the
size setting by one of the following methods:
❏ Access the printer, click inside the paper size box on the paper
menu. When you finish adjust the Width, Height, and Unit
settings to match your custom paper, click the OK button and
your custom paper size will be saved.
❏ Access SelecType mode (see Chapter 5) and set page size to
CTM (custom).
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Printing on Special Paper
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed
by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality
of any type of media. Always test samples of media stock before
purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
You can print on special paper stock such as heavy paper,
envelopes, labels, and transparencies.
Envelopes
The printing quality on envelopes may be irregular because
different parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. Print one
or two envelopes to check the print quality. If the printing is too
light, adjust the print density as described elsewhere in this
manual.
Do not use window envelopes unless they are specially designed
for laser printers. The plastic on most window envelopes will melt
when it comes in contact with the fuser.
Labels
You can load a number of sheets of labels in the MP tray.
However, you may need to feed some types of labels one sheet at
a time in the paper tray, or load them manually.
You must use only labels designed for laser printers or plainpaper copiers.
To prevent the adhesive from coming into contact with printer
parts, always use labels that completely cover the backing sheet,
with no gaps between the individual labels.
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You should test the label sheet for leaking adhesive by pressing a
sheet of paper on top of a sheet of labels. If the paper sticks to the
sheet of labels, do not use the labels in your printer.
Transparencies
You may need to feed some types of transparencies one sheet at
a time in the MP tray, or load them manually.
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You must use only overhead projector transparencies or adhesive
drafting film made for use with laser printers or plain-paper
copiers. If you use any other kind of transparent media, you may
damage your printer.
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Chapter 3
Options
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
No Duplex Unit Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Duplex Unit Installed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Loading the optional lower cassette with paper . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Removing the Lower Paper Cassette
(no duplex unit installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Removing the Lower Paper Cassette
(duplex unit installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Installing the Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Removing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Face Up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Installing the Face Up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Removing the Face Up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
Memory Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
Installing a memory module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32
Removing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34
ROM module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35
Installing a ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35
Removing a ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36
Optional Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36
Installing an Interface Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38
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There are a number of options available for your printer. These
include:
❏ The 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit - Universal
(C81290✽) increases paper feeding capacity (up to 500 sheets
of paper).
❏ The Duplex Unit (C81293✽) is useful for printing on both sides
of paper.
❏ The Face Up Tray(C81294✽)enables face-up output.
❏ Optional memory module expands your printer’s memory.
❏ EPSONScript Level 2 module (C83229✽) generates crisp
PostScript output. See “ROM module”.
❏ Optional interface cards and modules provides a variety of
interfaces, allowing you to use your EPL-N1600 with an
Ethernet network, an IBM mainframe and other specialized
interfaces.
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product number,
which varies by country.
Each of these options is discussed in its own section.
If you purchased your printer and options at the same time, first
set up the printer and run the printer test by following the
instructions in the Getting Ready! guide. Then install the options.
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500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit
The optional lower paper cassette gives you a third paper source,
in addition to the standard cassette tray and the MP Tray. This
section describes how to install the cassette and load paper.
If you have installed the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette,
you can use this in a very similar way to the standard 250 sheet
paper cassette. You can use the same kinds of paper, but the
optional lower cassette will hold twice as much.
You select the lower paper cassette in the same way that you select
the MP tray: using the printer driver software, or with the control
panel.
❏ If you use the printer driver software, remember to add the
lower paper cassette to the list of available paper sources in
the Option menu of the printer driver.
❏ When you use the control panel to select the lower cassette,
the abbreviation shown in the display is LC2 (lower
cassette 2).
No Duplex Unit Installed
If you have not installed the optional duplex unit, follow the
instructions below to install the 500 sheet lower paper cassette.
1. Unpack the 500 sheet lower paper cassette and place it on the
surface where the printer is to be installed.
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2. Make sure the printer and cassette are facing in the same
direction.
3. Lift the printer and align the pins on the cassette with the holes
on the bottom of the printer.
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lifting the printer. If necessary, get someone to help you
4. Lower the printer until it rests securely on the cassette.
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5. Fasten the two feeder joints at the rear of the printer securely,
using the supplied clips.
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6. Remove the upper 250 sheet paper cassette completely from
the printer, and pull out the lower 500 sheet paper cassette
until you can see the front feeder joints.
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7. Fasten the front feeder joints securely, using the supplied
clips.
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Always remove the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette before
lifting the printer. Never try to lift up the printer together with
the 500 sheet lower paper cassette attached to the printer.
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Duplex Unit Installed
If you have already installed the duplex unit, follow the
instructions below. Otherwise, if you are installing the 500 sheet
lower paper cassette without installing the duplex unit, turn to
"No Duplex Unit Installed", page 3-3.
If you are installing both the duplex unit and the 500 sheet lower cassette,
you must install the duplex unit first. Turn to "Installing the Duplex
Unit", page 3-20 and install the duplex unit if you have not yet done so.
1. Unpack the 500 sheet lower paper cassette and place it on the
surface where the printer is to be installed.
2. Make sure the printer and cassette are facing in the same
direction.
3. Face the front of the printer. Pick it up using the grips on the
duplex unit, as shown below.
Note:
There are three pins on top of the 500 sheet lower paper cassette: two
on the left and one on the right. These three pins fit into three
corresponding holes on the bottom of the duplex unit for a secure fit.
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Caution:
❏ Do not attempt to lift the printer and duplex unit
combination using the grips on the printer. Only use the
grips on the duplex unit.
❏ The printer and duplex unit together weigh about 20 kg
(about 43 lb). Take care when lifting them together and
get another person to help you if necessary.
4. Lower the printer and duplex unit combination onto the 500
sheet lower paper cassette, taking care to line up the corners.
Make sure that the printer and duplex unit are firmly seated.
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5. Use the supplied clips to fasten the two joints at the rear of the
printer (joining the duplex unit to the 500 sheet lower paper
cassette). Make sure the clips are securely fastened.
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6. Completely remove the duplex feeder tray and pull out the
500 sheet lower paper cassette until you can clearly see the
two feeder joint areas on the duplex unit.
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7. Use the supplied clips to fasten the two joints as shown below.
Make sure the clips are fastened securely.
8. Push back the 500 sheet lower paper cassette and replace the
duplex feeder tray.
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Loading the optional lower cassette with paper
1. Remove the lower cassette by reaching into the handle and
pulling straight towards you.
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2. Press down on the bottom plate until you feel it click into
place.
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3. Squeeze the side guide and slide it to the far right of the
cassette.
4. You may need to adjust the length of the cassette to fit the
paper you are using. Use one hand to hold the cassette steady.
Use the other hand to raise and unlock the left corner of the
end guide. While continuing to hold the cassette steady, raise
and unlock the right corner of the end guide. Slide the end
guide so that the length of the cassette matches the paper you
are using. Push the end guide down until it locks into place.
Note:
There are notches on the bottom of the cassette which you can use to
help set the guide to match the paper length.
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5. Fan a stack of paper (up to 500 sheets) to prevent the sheets
from sticking together, and tap the edge of the stack on a firm
surface to line up the edges of the paper.
6. Insert the stack into the cassette, lining it up with the left side
of the cassette. Make sure that all the paper is under the metal
retaining clip and the plastic caps on the end guides. If you
load the printer with too much paper, it may cause paper jams.
7. Slide the side guide to the left, so it just touches the edge of
the stack of paper.
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8. Replace the paper cassette in the printer.
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Do not remove the cassette while you are printing, otherwise you
may cause a paper jam.
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Removing the Lower Paper Cassette (no duplex unit
installed)
When moving the printer, you should remove the lower paper
cassette first. When fitted with the lower paper cassette the printer
is very heavy.
1. Make sure that the computer and printer are turned off,
remove the power cord from the wall outlet and from the
printer. Remove any interface cables from the printer.
2. At the rear of the printer, you see the two feeder joint clips
joining the lower paper cassette to the printer. Pinch these
feeder joint clips between your thumb and finger and remove
them, as shown below.
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3. Completely remove the 250 sheet standard cassette, and
partly remove the 500 sheet lower cassette until you can see
the front feeder joint clips joining the lower paper cassette to
the printer.
4. Pinch the feeder joint clips between your thumb and finger
and remove them as shown below.
5. Push the 500 sheet lower paper cassette back into place, and
replace the 250 sheet standard paper cassette.
6. Lift the printer up and away from the lower paper cassette
unit.
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installed)
1. Make sure that the computer and printer are turned off,
remove the power cord from the wall outlet and from the
printer. Remove any interface cables from the printer.
2. At the rear of the printer, locate the feeder joint clips, pinch
them between your thumb and finger and remove them as
shown below.
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3. Completely remove the duplex tray, and pull out the 500 sheet
lower cassette until you can see the two feeder joints the front
of the printer as shown below.
4. Pinch the feeder joint clips between your thumb and finger
and remove them, as shown below.
5. Replace the 500 sheet lower paper cassette and the duplex
feeder tray.
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6. Lift the printer and duplex unit up and away from the 500
sheet lower paper cassette.
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grips in the duplex unit, as shown above. Do not use the grips in
the printer itself. If you lift the printer/duplex unit combination
using the printer grips, you may drop the duplex unit and
damage it.
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Duplex Unit
Installing the Duplex Unit
The optional duplex unit allows you to print on both sides of the
paper automatically. To install the duplex unit, follow the
instructions below:
1. Unpack the parts of the duplex feeder, and place them on the
stable surface where you will be installing the printer. Lift up
the vertical unit so that it locks into the locking bar on the side
of the horizontal unit, as shown below.
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2. Remove the transparent cover attached to the rear of the
printer. Insert the duplex chute into the body exit of the
printer, and secure it with the two supplied clips.
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3. Inside the vertical unit, you will find a metal bar. Use this bar
to remove the plastic cover located to the right of the body exit.
When you have removed the plastic cover, store it together
with the metal bar in the place in the vertical unit from where
you took the metal bar.
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4. With the front of the printer towards you, grasp the sides of
the printer. Line up the corners of the printer with the corners
of the duplex unit and place the printer on the duplex unit.
Note:
❏ The printer weighs about 13 kg (about 29lb). Take care when
lifting it, and get another person to help you if necessary.
❏ There are three pins on top of the duplex feeder: two on the left
and one on the right. These three pins fit into three
corresponding holes on the bottom of the printer body for a
secure fit.
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5. Check that the printer is securely seated on top of the duplex
unit.
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6. Use the supplied clips to fasten the duplex unit to the printer
and close the duplex unit’s vertical unit. Make sure the clips
are fastened securely.
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7. Completely remove the paper cassette. Pull out the duplex
unit feeder tray until you can see the two feeder joints at the
front of the printer.
8. Use the supplied clips to fasten the duplex unit to the printer
at the front. Make sure the clips are fastened securely.
9. Replace the duplex unit feeder tray and the paper cassette.
To confirm that the Duplex Unit is installed correctly, print a
status sheet. if the unit is not listed on the status sheet, try
reinstalling it.
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You can select duplex printing either through the printer driver
software, or through the printer’s control panel.
Using the printer driver:
Check the Duplex Unit check box on the Basic Setting menu
(except Windows NT 3.51) or Document Setting menu (Windows
NT 3.51) of the printer driver.
Using SelecType:
Follow the instruction in the section on SelecType to change this
setting. You should use the Printing menu for this ("Duplex", page
5-18).
Removing the Duplex Unit
When you wish to move or store the printer, or if you wish to
transfer the duplex unit to another printer, you should follow the
procedures described below.
1. Make sure that the computer and printer are turned off,
remove the power cord from the wall outlet and from the
printer. Remove any interface cables from the printer.
2. Push the release button to open the vertical unit of the duplex
unit fully.
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3. At the rear of the printer, pinch the two feeder joint clips
between your thumb and finger and remove them, as shown
in the illustration below.
4. Completely remove the standard paper cassette, and pull out
the duplex unit feeder tray until you can see the two front
feeder joints.
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5. Pinch the two front feeder joint clips between your thumb and
finger, and remove them from the front of the printer, as
shown below.
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6. Save the front and rear feeder joint clips in a safe place— you
will need them later. Replace the standard paper cassette and
push back the duplex feeder tray.
7. Lift the printer up and away from the duplex unit.
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8. Inside the vertical component of the duplex unit is the plastic
cover which was originally taken from the printer. Remove it
from the duplex unit and restore it to its original location at
the right of the printer body exit.
9. Hook the transparent cover in the holes and attach it. Remove
the two clips that hold the duplex chute to the printer, and
then remove the duplex chute.
10. Store the duplex unit, the clips, and the duplex chute in a safe
place.
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Face Up Tray
The printer normally outputs paper face down on top of the
printer. If you want face-up output, you can install the optional
Face Up Tray (C81294✽). This tray gives you immediate viewing
of your printed output and is recommended for printing on media
such as labels and transparencies that require a straight-through
paper path.
The Face Up Tray can hold about twenty sheets of media.
Note:
Remember that when you use the face-up tray, you need to allow about
297 mm (about 11.7 inches) at the rear of the printer for the tray and the
ejected media.
Installing the Face Up Tray
To install the face-up tray, follow the instructions below.
1. Find the three mounting holes on the rear of the printer. If you
have installed the optional duplex unit, there will be the
openings on the rear of the vertical unit of the duplex unit.
Locate and insert the three tabs on the face-up tray into these
mounting holes.
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2. Pull the center grip of the face-up tray to open the large part
of the tray extension. If you need to use the small part of the
tray extension, flip this out as well.
You select face up or down print out either through the printer
driver software, or through the printer’s control panel.
Using the printer driver:
Check the Face Up check box on the Basic Setting menu (except
Windows NT 3.51) or Document Setting menu (Windows NT
3.51) of the printer driver.
Using SelecType:
Follow the instructions in the section on SelecType to change this
setting. You should use the Printing menu for this ("Out Bin", page
5-18).
Removing the Face Up Tray
Follow the instructions below to remove the face-up tray.
1. If the small part of the tray extension is extended, flip it closed.
Push the large extension so that it retracts into the face-up
tray.
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2. Detach the face-up tray from the rear of the printer (or from
the rear of the optional duplex unit, if you have installed it).
Store the face-up tray in a safe place.
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Memory Modules
By installing a Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM), you can
increase printer memory up to 40MB (printer default 8 MB +
optional 32MB). You may want to add additional memory if you
are having difficulty printing complex, graphics-intensive pages
or if you regularly use numerous downloaded fonts.
You can purchase SIMMs form various vendors. Be sure the
SIMM you purchase meets the following requirements:
❏ 72-pin, EDO type
❏ Capacity of 4, 8, 16, or 32MB
❏ Access speed of 60 ns or less
❏ Dimensions within 108 mm (4.25 inches) x 26 mm (1.02
inches), with a thickness of 10 mm (0.4 inch)
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Installing a memory module
1. Turn off the printer.
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Warning:
To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to install a SIMM
unless the printer is turned off.
2. Unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet.
3. Pull out the paper cassette, if necessary.
4. Turn the printer so its left side faces you.
5. Open the printer cover by pressing the latch on the right side
of the printer.
6. Loosen the retaining screws securing the printer’s side cover.
7. Grasp and slightly bend the side cover outside; then remove
the cover.
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8. Insert the SIMM module into the RAM slot at an angle,
making sure the pint numbers of the slot and the SIMM match,
either 1 or 72
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9. Press the module down until it clicks into place at right angles
to the slot. Do not apply too much force.
10. Replace the printer’s side cover.
11. Secure the retaining screws.
12. Gently close the printer cover.
13. Plug the power cord back in and turn on the printer.
To verify that memory is correctly installed, print a status sheet
by pressing the control panel button.
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If an incorrect amount of memory is shown on the status sheet,
turn off the printer and review the steps above to make sure you
correctly installed the SIMM. If the amount of RAM is still
incorrect, contact your dealer or a qualified service person for
assistance.
Removing a memory module
1. Perform steps 1 through 7 in the previous section to access the
printer’s RAM slot.
2. Pull the clips on each side of the RAM slot outward to release
the memory module.
3. Grasp both sides of the SIMM and pull it out as shown above.
4. Follow steps 10 through 13 in the previous section to complete
the procedure.
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ROM module
Installing a ROM Module
You can install the EPSONScript Level 2 Package (C83229✽) using
the same basic steps as those used to install the memory module.
1. Perform steps 1 through 7 in “Installing a memory module”
section to access the printer’s RAM slots.
2. Make sure the printer has three ROM slots. The right ROM
slot should be already in use. You should install the
EPSONScript board in the center ROM slot.
3. Insert the EPSONScript module all the way into the center
slot.
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Removing a ROM Module
1. Perform steps 1 through 7 in “Installing memory module”
section to access the printer’s RAM slots.
2. Push the metal switch to release the ROM module.
Optional Interfaces
This section describes how to install the optional interface cards
listed below.
To add a direct connection to an Ethernet system, use an optional
Ethernet Card (C82357✽/C82362✽/C82363✽)
To add a serial or parallel interface to your printer, use one of the
following:
32KB Serial Interface Card
C82307✽
32KB Parallel Interface Card C82310✽
To add a direct connection to an IBM mini or mainframe system,
use one of the following:
Coax Interface Card
Twinax Interface Card
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The coax and twinax connectors each contain a parallel interface.
since the printer’s built-in parallel interface remains active, this
gives you two parallel interfaces and a coax or twinax interface.
Print jobs can be sent to any connection, and the printer
automatically switches between the active ports.
The twinax interface is compatible with the following IBM
systems: AS-400, System 36, 5251 (model 12), System 34, System
38, and 5294. When equipped with the EPSON twinax interface,
the printer can be used in place of the following IBM system
printers: 4210, 5224 (models 1 and 2), 5256 (models 1, 2, and 3),
3218 (non IPDS), 4214 (model 2), 5225 (models 1, 2, 3, and 4), and
5219 D01, D02.
The coax interface allows the printer to be connected to the
following IBM control units and mainframe systems: 3174, 3276,
4274, and 3270.
To add a direct connection to a Macintosh computer with the
optional EPSONScript Level 2 Package, use the AppleTalk
Interface Card (C82312✽) or Ethernet Card (C82357✽/C82362✽/
C82363✽).
Note:
If you reset the printer while it is receiving data through the AppleTalk
Interface Card, you need to turn the printer off and then on again before
it can communicate properly.
To add a direct connection to your GPIB network, use the GPIB
Interface Card (C82313✽).
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Installing an Interface Card
Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet.
3. Turn the printer so its back faces you.
4. Remove the two screws that secure the Type-B slot cover and
remove the cover.
5. With the component side of the optional interface card facing
the outside of the printer, slide the interface card into the
grooves in the interface slot as shown below. Push it in firmly
to lock the card into place.
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6. Secure the interface card with the two retaining screws.
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You can verify that the interface is correctly installed by printing
a status sheet.
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Chapter 4
EPSON Status Monitor 2 Utility
Utility Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Installing the Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Accessing the Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
For Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Accessing Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
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Utility Overview
The EPSON Status Monitor 2 is a utility program that monitors
your printer and gives you information about the current status
of the printer, including the amount of toner. If a print error
occurs, it also provides you with a message describing the error.
You can use the EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility to monitor a local
printer from Microsoft Windows 95,98 or NT 4.0.
Note:
❏ This utility can only monitor a lacal printer that is connected
directly to the host computer. You cannot use it when printing over
a network.
❏ The network version of this utility is also available for Windows
95,98 and Windows NT 4.0. Please use the EPSON Status Monitor
2 utility that comes with the optional Ethernet Interface Card
(C82357✽ or C82362✽) to monitor or get the current status of a
network printer.
This utility shows your printer status and allows you to change
printer settings, such as print density.
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Installing the Utility
1. Make sure Windows is running.
2. Insert the CD-ROM that comes with your printer into your
CD-ROM drive (usually this will be drive D).
3. For Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 users: click Start, then choose
Run.
For Windows 3.1 users: make sure the Program Manager
window is open, and then choose Run on the File menu.
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4. Type D:\EPSETUP.EXE (or E:\EPSETUP.EXE); then click OK.
5. For Windows 95,98, and Windows NT 4.0 users: in the dialog
box that appears, double-click Install Status Monitor 2; or you
can also install by selecting Install Status Monitor 2 and then
clicking the arrow on the top right.
6. In the dialog box that appears, select EPL-N1600 and click OK.
The utility is installed automatically.
7. When installation is complete, click OK.
The Status Monitor utility is now installed on your computer.
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Accessing the Utility
For Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0
1. Click Start, then point to Programs.
2. Point to Epson, then click EPSON Status Monitor 2. The
Status Monitor 2 appears.
To close the Status Monitor 2, click the close button at the top right
of the Status Monitor 2 dialog box or right-click the EPSON Status
Monitor 2 icon in the tray icon area on the taskbar, then click Exit
in the dialog box that appears.
Accessing Online Help
For detailed information about the utility, refer to online help. To
access online help, click the ? button at the top right of the EPSON
Status Monitor 2 window, and the pointer will become a "?". Then
move the ? over the term that you want to know more about and
click.
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Chapter 5
SelecType
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Indicator Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
When to use SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Using the buttons in SelecType Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
SelecType menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Using the OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
OneTouch mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
OneTouch mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Understanding SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Test menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Emulation menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Printing menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Tray Size menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Config menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Parallel menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Serial Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28
AUX menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
LJ4 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
GL2 menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32
PS menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34
ESCP2 and FX menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
I239X menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38
SelecType
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This section explains how to use the control panel; its display, its
indicators and its buttons to make settings. In the later part of this
section, there is an explanation of how to use the SelecType
functions to make more advanced settings. There is also an
explanation of the OneTouch settings which help you make the
most common settings easily.
The Control Panel
Overview
The printer control panel gives you easy control over most
common printer operations. The panel is made up of three
elements: a liquid crystal display, indicator lights, and buttons.
The display and indicator lights tell you the current status of the
printer, and you can use the buttons to select printer settings and
functions.
Display
The display shows the following:
❏ Status messages, such as Warming Up, which indicate the
printer’s current status.
❏ Error messages, such as Paper Out, which identify common
maintenance procedures you should perform, or error
conditions that you need to correct.
❏ SelecType options, such as Emulation, which allow you to
control printer functions such as the printer mode, font
selection, paper handling, and many other functions.
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For the way to respond to error messages and maintenance
information, see "Problems and Solutions", page 6-3, For full
information on the SelecType options, including the OneTouch
commands, see the appropriate sections later in this chapter.
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed Orientation
RITech
Copies
Save
MP Tray Size Toner
Mode
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
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Continue Form Feed
Alt
On Line
Reset
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Indicator Lights
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On Line
On when the printer is on line, indicating the
printer can receive and print data. When the
printer is off line, this light is off. The light
flashes as the system switches between online and off-line status.
Form Feed
On when data is received and stored in the
printer’s buffer but not yet printed. Flashing
indicates the printer is processing data.
When no data remains in the printer buffer
(the section of memory reserved for
receiving data), this light is off.
Continue
Flashes when an error is detected or a
maintenance procedure must be performed.
At the same time, an error or maintenance
message appears on the display.
OneTouch
mode 1
On when the printer is in OneTouch mode
1. The following settings can be made in this
mode: Paper Source, Page Size, Manual
Feed, Orientation. For details of how to use
this OneTouch mode, see "OneTouch mode
1", page 5-14.
OneTouch
mode 2
On when the printer is in OneTouch mode
2. The following settings can be made in this
mode: RITech, Copies, MP Tray Size, Toner
Save.
SelecType
On when the printer is in SelecType mode.
See "When to use SelecType", page 5-7, for
details of how to use the SelecType menus,
etc.
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Buttons
On Line
Switches the printer between on line and off
line status.
SelecType
(ALT)
Selects a OneTouch mode or a SelecType
mode. Press this button once to enter
OneTouch mode 1. Press this button again
to enter OneTouch mode 2. Press this button
once more to enter SelecType mode.
Pressing this button while in SelecType
mode returns the printer to online status.
ALT + Menu,
Item, Value, or
Enter
Advances the parameter or setting shown to
the next value in each group. If used in
combination with the ALT button in
SelecType mode, it returns the parameter or
setting shown to its previous value.
Menu
Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
setting listed above this button, or selects the
SelecType menu if in SelecType mode. Press
this button when the printer is on line to
enter SelecType mode.
Item
Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
option listed above this button, or selects the
function available within the current menu,
after entering the SelecType mode.
Value
Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
option listed above this button, or selects the
parameter available within the current item,
after entering the Item of the SelecType
mode.
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Selects the corresponding OneTouch mode
option listed above this button, or accepts
the setting currently shown on the display
as a new setting when in SelecType mode.
Press this button two times when the printer
is on line to print the status sheet.
Form Feed
When the printer is off line, and data
remains in the printer’s buffer memory
(the Form Feed light is on), pressing this
button prints out the data and clears the
buffer.
Continue
Enables the printer to resume printing after
certain maintenance-required conditions or
errors have been cleared. If the Continue
light is flashing, read the status or error
message on the display and correct the
problem as described in Chapter 6. If used
in combination with the ALT button, the
printer is reset.
(Reset)
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In general, use SelecType only for settings you cannot make in
your software, including the following:
❏ Changing the emulation modes and selecting the IES
(Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
❏ Specifying the channel and configuring the interface
❏ Choosing the size of the memory buffer used to receive data
You should keep in mind the following points when using
SelecType settings:
❏ A number of SelecType settings can also be made using the
OneTouch modes and the printer driver.
❏ Application programs may send commands to the printer that
override SelecType settings. If you are not getting the results
you expect, check your application software settings.
❏ To see the current SelecType settings, print a status sheet.
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SelecType
Before entering and using SelecType, you should understand how
the buttons on the printer’s control panel work.
Buttons
The functions of the control panel buttons on the printer change
when in SelecType mode.
Paper Source
Page Size
Manual Feed Orientation
RITech
Copies
Save
MP Tray Size Toner
Mode
Menu
Item
Value
Continue Form Feed
Alt
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Reset
Enter
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Using the buttons in SelecType Mode
Note:
You can directly access certain menu items using the OneTouch modes.
For more information, see "Using the OneTouch Modes", page 5-14.
1. To enter SelecType mode, press Menu while the printer is on
line.
2. To change the settings, press Menu, Item or Value.
❏ To select a new menu (menu category), press Menu.
Examples of menus are the Serial menu or the Config
menu.
❏ To select an item (setting), press Item. Examples of items
are Baud Rate (in the Serial menu) or Toner Save (in the
Config menu).
❏ To select a value (parameter) for an item, press Value.
Examples of values are 38400 (for Baud Rate) or On or
Off (for Toner Save ).
❏ To accept a new setting, press Enter.
❏ Press ALT to select the menus, items or parameters in
reverse order (going back through the list). See Appendix
A for a map showing the order in which SelecType menus,
etc. are displayed.
3. To exit SelecType mode, press OnLine or SelecType.
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SelecType menus
This section gives a brief description of the menus in SelecType
and lists the item settings available on each menu.
Test Menu
These settings select and begin the printer’s internal test print.
You can obtain information on the printer’s current settings,
available fonts, and a brief summary of features. You should also
see "Test menu", page 5-16 for further details.
Status Sheet, ESC/Page Font Sample, LJ4 Font Sample, FX
Font Sample, I239X Font Sample, PS Status Sheet*, PS Font
Sample*, PS Fact Sheet*
* Only available when the optional EPSONScript Level 2 is installed
Emulation Menu
These settings select the default emulation for each of the printer’s
interfaces. See "Emulation menu", page 5-17 for further details.
Parallel, Serial, Aux*
* Only available when the optional Type B interface is installed.
Printing Menu
These settings are the settings you will probably change most
often in everyday use. Most can be set by software, and for that
reason we advise you to check your software settings, because the
software settings will override these Printing Menu settings. See
"Printing menu", page 5-17 for further details.
Paper source, Page Size, Wide A4, Orientation, Out Bin,
Copies, Manual Feed, Resolution, Skip Blank Page, Duplex *,
Binding*, Start Page*
* Only available if the optional duplex unit has been installed.
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Tray Size Menu
These settings display the paper size loaded in each paper tray.
This paper size may be different from the size set in the Page Size
menu, which specifies the size of the image that the printer
produces. See "Tray Size menu", page 5-20 for further details.
MP Tray Size, LC1 Size, LC2 Size*
* Only available if the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette has been
installed.
Config Menu
These settings affect the performance of the printer. See "Config
menu", page 5-21 for further details.
RITech, Toner Save, Density, Top Offset, Left Offset, Top offset
B, Left offset B, Size Ignore, Auto Cont, Page Protect, Image
Optimum
Setup Menu
These settings are used to provide the printer with information
necessary for printing. See "Setup menu", page 5-24 for further
details.
Interface, Time Out, Standby, Lang, Panel Lock, Printer Name,
Toner, Toner Counter Clear, MP Init. Paper, LC1 Init Paper, LC2
Init Paper*, Page Count, SelecType Init
* Only available if the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette has been
installed.
Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the host computer when using a parallel interface. See "Parallel
menu", page 5-27 for further details.
Speed, Bi-D, Buffer Size
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Serial Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the host computer when using a serial interface, and are necessary
for correct communication between the two units. See "Serial
Menu", page 5-28 for further details.
Word Length, Baud Rate, Parity, Stop Bit, DTR, Xon/Xoff, Buffer
Size
AUX Menu
If the optional Type B interface has been installed, these settings
control the communication between the two units using this
interface. See the manual supplied with the interface for further
details.
Buffer Size
LJ4 Menu
These settings control the fonts and symbol sets when the printer
is in LJ4 emulation mode. See "LJ4 menu", page 5-30 for further
details.
Font Source, Font Number, Pitch*, Height*, SymSet**, Form,
Source Symset**, Dest Symset**, CR Function, LF Function
* Depending on the font selected
** These settings depend on the font set installed.
GL2 Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in GL2
emulation mode. See "GL2 menu", page 5-32 for further details.
GL-Mode, Scale, Origin, Pen, End, Join, Pen0, Pen1*, Pen 2*,
Pen3*, Pen4*, Pen5*, Pen6*
* Available only when in GL-like mode,
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PS Menu
These settings are available only if the optional EPSONScript
Level 2 has been installed. See "PS menu", page 5-34 for further
details.
Error Sheet, MicroGray, Protect Level
ESCP2 Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in ESCP2
emulation mode. See "ESCP2 and FX menus", page 5-34 for further
details.
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T. Margin, Text*, CG Table, Country,
Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image, ZeroChar
* These settings depend on the font setinstalled.
FX Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in FX
emulation mode. See "ESCP2 and FX menus", page 5-34 for further
details.
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T. Margin, Text*, CG Table, Country,
Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image, ZeroChar
* These settings depend on the font setinstalled.
I239X Menu
These settings control the behavior of the printer when in I239X
emulation mode. See "I239X menu", page 5-38 for further details.,
Font, Pitch, Code Page, T. Margin, Text, Auto CR, Auto LF,
Alt. Graphic, Bit Image, Zero Char, Character Set
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Using the OneTouch Modes
The OneTouch modes are part of SelecType mode, but they are
more limited and easier to use. The settings you make in the
OneTouch modes and SelecType are reflected in each other.
OneTouch mode 1
To enter OneTouch mode 1, press the SelecType button
(repeatedly if necessary) until the light next to Paper Source
comes on, indicating the printer is now in OneTouch mode 1. The
current OneTouch mode 1 settings for Paper Source, Page Size,
Manual Feed and Orientation are shown on the display above the
corresponding setting. For example, 3RUW or /DQG is shown
above Orientation.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP Tray,
the paper cassette, or the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette
(if installed). If you select Auto, the paper source containing the
paper that matches the setting in the Page Size menu will be used.
Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
Manual Feed
Turns Manual Feed on or off for the MP Tray. For details of how
to use the Manual Feed mode, see "Selecting the MP tray as the
paper source", page 2-2.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape
orientation. This page is printed in portrait orientation.
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OneTouch mode 2
To enter OneTouch mode 2, press the SelecType button
(repeatedly if necessary) until the light next to RITech comes on,
indicating that the printer is in OneTouch mode 2. The current
OneTouch mode 2 settings for RITech, Copies, MP Tray Size, and
Toner Save are shown on the display above the corresponding
setting. For example, 2Q or 2II is shown above Toner Save mode.
RITech
Turns the RITech setting on or off. RITech produces smoother and
crisper lines, text and graphics. If you change this setting, you can
check the print quality with the RITech setting by printing a status
sheet from the SelecType Test Menu.
Copies
Selects the number of copies to be printed (up to 999).
MP Tray Size
Selects the paper size for the MP Tray.
Toner Save Mode
Turns the Toner Save mode on or off. When this mode is turned
on, the printer saves toner by substituting a gray shade for the
black inside of characters. The printer outlines the characters’
right and lower edges in black.
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Understanding SelecType Settings
Read this section for a complete description of the settings at you
can make using the SelecType menus.
Test menu
For all the settings below, you should press Enter to print the page.
You cannot select any values by pressing Value.
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Caution:
After you print these samples, user-defined data stored in the
printer, such as downloaded fonts, may be erased, depending on
which sample you printed.
Status Sheet, PS Status Sheets*
Prints a sample printout describing the current printer features.
Use these options to check whether your printer is working
correctly.
*Only if the EPSONScript Level 2 option has been installed.
LJ4 Font Sample,ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X
Font Sample, PS Font Sample*
Prints a sample of the fonts available for your selected printer
emulation.
*Only if the EPSONScript Level 2 option has been installed.
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Emulation menu
Use this menu to select the printer emulation mode. You can
specify a different emulation for each interface fitted to the
printer; in other words, for each computer that you connect to the
printer. Since each emulation mode has its own specific set of
options, you should make these settings in the LJ4, ESCP2, FX,
GL2 or I239X menus as necessary.
The options available are the same for every interface.
Setting
Parameters
Parallel, Serial, AUX*
LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS **, GL2, Auto
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* If optional interface is installed
** If optional EPSONScript Level 2 is installed
Printing menu
The settings in the Printing Menu can be set from within your
software. These settings made in software will override the
settings made by SelecType.
Many items in the Printing Menu can be accessed directly with
the OneTouch Modes. See "Using the OneTouch Modes", page 514 for further details.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray,
from the standard lower paper cassette, or from the optional
lower paper cassette.
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the tray containing the paper
that matches the paper selected using the Page Size setting.
Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
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Wide A4
This setting specifies whether the printer accepts wide A4 paper
for printing or not.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape
orientation. This manual is printed in portrait orientation.
Out Bin
Specifies the output tray.
Copies
Selects the number of copies of each page to be printed, up to 999.
Manual Feed
This item selects manual feed mode. For further details about the
manual feed mode, see section "Manually Loading Paper", page
2-8.
Resolution
Switches the resolution between 300 and 600 dpi.
Skip Blank Page
If the printer comes across a page in the job it is currently printing
which is blank, it does not “print” the page, but goes on to print
the next page.
Duplex
Turns duplex printing on or off. This item is available only when
the Duplex Unit is installed.
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Binding
Selects the binding direction of the printout. This item is available
only when the Duplex Unit is installed.
Start Page
If the optional Duplex Unit is installed, you can choose whether
the first page to be printed is a front page (for example, the cover
page of a report) or a back page (the cover may be blank and
printing may start on the inside cover).
Setting
Parameters
Paper Source
Auto, MP, LC1, LC2*
Page Size
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL,GLT, GLG, EXE, F4,
MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, CTM
Wide A4
Off, On
Orientation
Port, Land
Out Bin
Face Down, Face Up
Copies
1 – 999
Manual Feed
Off, On
Resolution
600, 300
Skip Blank Page
Off, On
Duplex**
Off, On
Binding
Long Edge, Short Edge
Start Page
Front, Back
* If Optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette has been installed
** If Optional Duplex Unit has been installed
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Tray Size menu
Use this menu to make the MP Tray paper size setting and check
the currently loaded paper size in the standard and optional paper
cassettes, if installed.
MP Tray Size
Allows you to set the paper size for the MP Tray.
Note:
You can also make the MP Tray Size setting directly from OneTouch
Mode 2.
LC1 Size
Allows you to view the currently loaded paper size in the
standard lower cassette.
LC2 Size
This menu is only available if you have installed the optional 500
sheet lower paper cassette. It allows you to view the currently
loaded paper size in the optional lower cassette.
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Parameters
MP Tray Size
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, EXE, F4,
MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5
LC1 Size
A4, LT, LGL, GLG, B5, EXE
LC2 Size
A4, LT, LGL, GLG
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Config menu
This menu allows you to make various settings which affect the
operation of the printer.
RITech
Allows you to adjust the RITech setting. RITech produces
smoother and crisper lines, text, and graphics.
Note:
You can also make the RITech setting directly from OneTouch Mode 2.
Toner Save
Turns the Toner Save mode on. When turned on, the printer saves
toner by substituting a gray shade for the black inside part of
printed characters. The characters are outlined in full black on
their right and lower edges.
Note:
You can also make the Toner Save setting item directly from OneTouch
Mode 2.
Density
Adjust the print density to make documents lighter or darker.
Note:
Increasing the print density increases toner consumption. If you select
darker print, you may need to replace the imaging cartridge more often.
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Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical position of the printing on
the page.
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of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Left Offset
Use this option to make fine adjustments to the horizontal
position of the printing on the page.
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Be sure that the printed image does not extend over the left edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Top offset B
Adjust the vertical printing position on the back side when
printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back side is
not where you expected. This item is availble only when the
Duplex Unit is installed.
Left offset B
Adjust the horizontal printing position on the back side when
printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back side is
not where you expected. This item is availble only when the
Duplex Unit is installed.
Size Ignore
Selects whether a paper size error is ignored. Turning this item
on causes the printer to print, even if the image size exceeds the
printable area for the specified size of paper. This may cause
smudges because of toner that is not properly transferred onto the
paper. When this item is off, the printer stops printing if a paper
size error occurs.
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AutoCont
Permits the printer to continue printing automatically after a
certain period of time when one of the following errors occurs:
Paper Set, Print Overrun and Mem Overflow. When this option
is off, you must press the Continue button to resume printing. In
most cases, it is best to leave this option Off.
Page Protect
Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as
opposed to receiving it. You may need to use Page Protect if you
are printing a highly complex page. If a Print Overrun error
occurs, change the setting to ON and reprint your data. This
reduces the amount of memory reserved for receiving data so
your computer may take longer to send the print job, but it will
allow you to print complex jobs. Page Protect usually works best
if set to Auto. You will need to increase your printer’s memory if
memory errors continue to occur.
Note:
Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory,
which causes any downloaded fonts to be erased.
Image Optimum
Reduces the amount of graphics data when the data reaches the
memory limit, allowing complex documents to be printed. When
this mode is set to On, the graphics quality is reduced.
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Setting
Parameters
RITech
On, Off
Toner Save
Off, On
Density
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Top Offset
-99.0 – 0.0 – 99.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps
Left Offset
-99.0 – 0.0 – 99.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps
Top offset B
-99.0 – 0.0 – 99.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps
Left offer B
-99.0 – 0.0 – 99.0 mm in 0.5 mm steps
Size Ignore
Off, On
Auto Cont
Off, On
Page Protect
Auto, On
Image Optimum
Auto, Off, On
Setup menu
This menu allows you to set up various parameters, mainly
concerned with the printer hardware.
Interface
When this is set to Auto, the printer automatically receives data
from any interface to which you have connected a computer. If
set to any other value, the printer only accepts data from the
interface which you have selected here.
Time Out
Sets the length of time that the printer waits when it is on line and
no new data is received. When this time is up, the printer searches
for new print data on other print channels (interfaces).
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Standby
Save energy by reducing power to the fixing heater if the printer
receives no data for 30 minutes. In this mode, the printer begins
to warm up as soon as you start to send print data; it then warms
up and is ready to print in about 30 seconds.
Lang
Specifies the language displayed on the control panel and printed
the status sheet.
Printer Name
Displays the printer name instead of Ready when the printer is
standing by.
Toner
Displays the amount of toner left in the imaging cartridge.
E****F
E*** F
E** F
E* F
E
F
(100-75%)
(75-50%)
(50-25%)
(25-0%)
(0%)
Toner Counter Clear
Resets the toner counter, wher you replace the imaging cartridge.
MP Init. Paper
Specifies the amount of paper that you load in the MP Tray.
LC1 Init. Paper
Specifies the amount of paper that you load in the lower paper
cassette.
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LC2 Init. Paper
Specifies the amount of paper that you load in the optional lower
paper cassette.
Page Count
Displays the total number of sheets printed by this printer.
SelecType Init
Erases all the SelecType settings that you have made, and resets
them all to the factory default settings.
Setting
Parameters
Interface
Auto, Parallel, Serial, AUX*
Time Out
0, 5 – 60 – 300
Standby
Enable, Disable
Lang
English, FranÁais, Deutsch, ITALIANO,
ESPANOL, SVENSKA, DANSK, Nederl.,
SUOMI, PortuguÍ
Printer Name
Off, On
Toner
E****F
Toner Counter Clear
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MP Init. Paper
100%, 75%, 50%, 25%
LC1 Init. Paper
100%, 75%, 50%, 25%
LC2 Init. Paper**
100%, 75%, 50%, 25%
Page Count
0 – 99, 999, 999
SelecType Init
–
* This setting is only available if the optional interface has been installed.
** This setting is only available if the optional lower paper cassette has been
installed.
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Parallel menu
This menu allows you to make settings which control the parallel
interface.
Speed
Specifies the transfer speed between the computer and the printer.
It does this by selecting the delay period between the STROBE
and the ACKNLG signal. For more information concerning the
signals of the parallel interface, see Appendix A.
Bi-D
Enables or disables bidirectional communication between the
printer and the computer. Make the setting according to the
parallel port on your computer.
Note:
Your computer’s parallel interface must support bidirectional
communication for this setting to have any effect.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving and
printing data. If set to Maximum, more memory is allocated for
receiving data. If set to Minimum, more memory is allocated for
printing data. The factory default setting is Normal.
Setting
Parameters
Speed
Fast, Normal
Bi-D
Nibble, ECP, Off
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
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Serial Menu
Allows you to make various settings concerned with the serial
interface.
Word Length
Selects the word length used in serial communication (either 8-bit
or 7-bit). See your computer manual and software documentation
for the proper setting. The factory setting is 8-bit.
Baud Rate
Use this option to set the data transfer rate (baud) for the serial
interface. The baud rate is measured in bits per second (bps). See
your computer and software documentation for the proper
setting.
Parity
Selects the parity method used for data transfer using the serial
interface. Parity is a basic error-checking method used in serial
communications. Consult your computer manual and software
documentation for the correct setting.
Stop Bit
Selects the number of stop bits for each character (byte) of
information sent to the printer. Stop bits are used to mark the end
of a character. Consult your computer manual and software
documentation for the correct setting.
DTR
Selects DTR (Data Terminal Ready), sometimes known as
“hardware handshaking”, on or off. Consult your computer
manual and software documentation for the correct setting.
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XOn/XOff
Selects the communications protocol between the computer and
the printer to On, Off, or Robust. XOn/XOff protocol is sometimes
known as “software handshaking”. The Robust setting
automatically enables XOn/XOff handshaking together with
hardware handshaking. Consult your computer manual and
software documentation for the correct setting.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory used for receiving and
printing data received through the serial interface. If set to
Maximum, more memory is allocated to receiving data. If set to
Minimum, more memory is allocated to printing data. The factory
default setting is Normal.
Setting
Parameters
Word Length
8, 7
Baud Rate
9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 300, 600, 1200,
2400, 4800
Parity
None, Even, Odd
Stop Bit
1, 2
DTR
On, Off
XOn/XOff
On, Off, Robust
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
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AUX menu
This menu is only available if the optional interface has been
installed.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory used for receiving and
printing data received through the optional interface. If set to
Maximum , more memory is allocated to receiving data. If set to
Minimum, more memory is allocated to printing data. The factory
default setting is Normal.
Setting
Parameters
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
LJ4 menu
This menu allows you to make various parameter settings while
the printer is in LJ4 emulation mode.
Font Source
Chooses the source of the fonts used for printing: either the fonts
which are pre-installed in the printer, the fonts which are in the
memory, or fonts which are downloaded from the computer to
the printer.
Font Number
Chooses the number of the font used in the print job. The number
of the font can be determined from the font sample sheet.
Pitch
Chooses the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font used in the
print job, if the font is scalable and is fixed-pitch. The font pitch is
expressed in cpi (characters per inch).
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Height
Chooses the height of the font used in the print job, if the font is
a proportional scalable font. The height is expressed in points; one
inch being approximately equal to 72 points.
SymSet
Chooses the symbol set of the font used in the print job. See
Appendix?? for details of the different symbol sets available in
this printer. If you select a symbol set which is not available for
the font selected with the Font Source and Font Number settings,
the printer uses the default symbol set.
Form
Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and
orientation. This causes a line spacing (VMI) change as well, and
this new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that any
later changes in the Page Size or Orientation settings cause
changes to this Form value, based on the VMI settings stored here.
Source SymSet
You can only make this setting if an optional font ROM has been
installed.
Dest SymSet
You can only make this setting if an optional font ROM has been
installed.
CR Function
If you set CR Function to CR, the printer does not send an
automatic line feed (LF) command with each carriage return (CR).
When you set CR Function to CR+LF, the printer adds a line feed
to each carriage return it receives. If your text lines overprint each
other, set CR Function to CR+LF.
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LF Function
If you set LF Function to LF, the printer does not send an automatic
carriage return (CR) command with each line feed (LF) or form
feed (FF). When you set LF Function to CR+LF, the printer adds a
carriage return to each line feed or form feed it receives. If the
printer does not print characters beyond the right margin, set LF
Function to CR+LF.
Setting
Parameters
Font Source
Resident, DIMM, Download
Font Number
From 0 upwards (maximum value = 65535)
Pitch
0.44 – 99.99 cpi in steps of 0.01 cpi
Height
4.00 – 999.75 pt in steps of 0.25 pt
SymSet
IBM-US, Roman-8, ECM94-1, 8859-2 ISO,
8859-9 ISO, IBM-DN,
PcMultiling,PcE.Europe, PcTk437, WiAnsi,
WiE.Europe, WiTurkish, DeskTop, PsText,
VeInternati, VeUS, MsPublishin, Math-8,
PsMath, VeMath, PiFont, Legal, UK, ANSI
ASCII, Swedis2, Italian, Spanish, German,
Norweg1, French2, Windows
Form
5 – 128
Source SymSet
0 – 3199
Dest SymSet
0 – 3199
CR Function
CR, CR+LF
LF Function
LF, CR+LF
GL2 menu
When using the printer in EPSON GL/2 mode, it emulates a
plotter, allowing you to use software which requires a plotter for
output. The mode is similar to the GL/2 mode which is supported
in HP LaserJet 4 mode. The EPSON GL/2 mode emulates some
of the HP-GL plotter commands and includes all the commands
found in HP’s GL/2 mode, as well as two additional commands.
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GL-Mode
Selects whether the emulation is similar to the GL/2 or the HP
LaserJet 4 emulation of the GL/2.
Scale
Selects whether the output from the software is scaled, and if so,
how the scale factor is calculated: based on the output paper size
of the software application.
Origin
Selects whether the logical origin of the “plotter” is from the
corner or the center of the paper.
Pen
Selects the logical “pen” which is used to “plot” the drawing.
End
Selects the way in which lines end.
Join
Selects the way in which lines are joined.
Pens 0 through 6
Selects the thickness of the seven “pens” used to make the
printout.
Setting
Parameters
GL-Mode
GLlike, LJ4GL2
Scale
Off, A0, A1, A2, A3
Origin
Corner, Center
Pen
Pen0, Pen1, Pen2, Pen3, Pen4, Pen5, Pen6
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Setting
Parameters
End
Butt, Square, Triangular, Round
Join
Mitered, Miteredbeveled, Triangular,
Round, Beveled, None
Pen 0 through 6
0.05 – 5.00 mm in steps of 0.05 mm
Before you start printing in the GL/2 mode
You may need to change the printer settings, depending on your
output needs. First, check the printer’s settings to make sure they
match the data you are trying to print. Check the following items;
the information may be necessary later.
Paper size:
Printer’s paper size setting
Driver (plotter selection): HP-GL/2 or HP-GL plotters
Pen cofiguration:
Pen number, pen width
Plot origin:
Center or Corner
Orientation:
GLlike, landscape only
LJ4GL2, landscape or portrait
If you need to configure the printer settings, first switch the
emulation and then change the settings using he printer driver,
or SelecType.
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Settings or data saved in the printer RAM (such as downloaded
fonts) may be erased when you change emulation mode.
PS menu
This menu is only available if the optional EPSONScript Level 2
module has been installed.
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ESCP2 and FX menus
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in ESCP2 or FX emulation mode. The same menu items
are available for both emulation modes unless specifically
mentioned otherwise.
Font
Selects the font which is used for printing.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch), or you can choose
proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default setting for each paper size.
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CG Table
Use the character generator table option to select the graphics
character table or the italics table. The graphics table contains
graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded areas,
international characters, Greek characters, and mathematical
symbols. If you select the italics table, the upper half of the
character table is defined as italic characters.
Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol
sets. See “Symbol Sets” in Appendix B for samples of the
characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
This selects whether the printer performs a carriage-return/linefeed (CR-LF) operation whenever the printer position goes
beyond the right margin. If this setting is Off, the printer does not
print any characters beyond the right margin and does not
perform any line wrapping until it receives a carriage-return
character. This function is handled automatically by most
software applications.
Auto LF
If you set this option to Off, the printer does not send an automatic
line-feed (LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If this is
set to On, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return.
You should set this to On if your text lines overprint each other.
Bit Image
If you set this parameter to Dark or Light, the printer is able to
emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If
you select Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select
Light, the bit image density is low.
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If you select the BarCode setting, the printer converts bit images
to bar codes by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between
dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a
bar code reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image been
printed, and may also cause some distortion when printing bit
image graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
This is useful for distinguishing between an uppercase O and a
numeric 0 when printing program listings, for example.
Setting
Parameters
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif,
Roman T, Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A,
OCR Be
Pitch
10, 12, 15, Prop. (cpi)
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 – 1.50 inch in 0.05 inch steps
Text
1 – 62/66* (maximum of 81 lines)
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic,
PcTurkish2,PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark,
Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway,
Denmark2, Spain2,LatinAmeric, Korea,
Legal
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
O, Ø
* Depending on whether Letter (62) or A4 (66) paper has been selected
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I239X menu
I239X mode emulates IBM 2390/2391 Plus commands. For
detailed information on most of the settings and parameters in
the table below, refer to the previous section.
Setting
Parameters
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script,
Presentor, Sans Serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24, Prop. (all fixed pitches
are in cpi)
Code Page
437, 850, 860, 863, 865
T. Margin
0.30 – 1.50 inch in 0.05 inch steps
Text
1 – 63/67* lines (maximum of 81)
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphic
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
O, Ø
CharacterSet
1, 2
* Depending on whether Letter (63) or A4 (67) paper has been selected
** The page length will vary, according to whether Letter or A4 size paper has
been selected.
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Code Page
Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the
characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer
prints text based in the selected character table.
Alt.Graphic
Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off. The default setting
is OFF.
Character Set
Selects character table 1 or 2.
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Chapter 6
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Operational problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Printout problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Print quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Memory problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Option problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Resetting the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Reset all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-30
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-34
Removing spilled toner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-36
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-37
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This chapter provides information on keeping the printer in
optimum condition and tells you how to:
❏ Solve printer problems
❏ Replace the Imaging Cartridge
❏ Clean the printer
❏ Transport the printer.
Also included is a complete list of error messages you may
encounter. There are a number of ways to find out what error has
occurred:
❏ Use the EPSON Status Monitor utility
❏ Print a status sheet
❏ Check the printer control panel display
When using the printer’s control panel to check the status of the
printer, you can get a quick overview of the printer status by
looking at the indicators, as described in “Understanding Your
Printer".
The LCD display also provides messages which indicate the
current printer status, both errors and warnings. A list of these
messages is provided later in this chapter ("Error Messages", on
page 6-20)
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Problems and Solutions
Most printer problems have simple solutions. Look through this
section to find the kind of problem you have, then try the
recommended solutions in the order they are presented until your
problem is solved.
Note:
If the problem remains after you work through the suggestions in this
section, contact your dealer for assistance.
Paper jams
The printer stops and an error message is shown
Note:
The following steps describe how to remove paper when it is jammed in
the manner shown. Other types of paper jams are described later in the
chapter.
Preventing paper feed and paper jam problems
If you have frequentl paper feed or paper jam problems, use this
check list of corrective measures:
❏ Use a higher-quality paper that is not too thin or rough.
❏ Fan the stack of paper or media and then tap its edges to align
it before you load it.
❏ Be sure that you do not load too much paper in the tray.
❏ Be sure to adjust the paper guides so that the paper feeds
freely.
❏ Never let more than 250 (or 40, if you use the optional face up
tray) sheets accumulate on the paper support.
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❏ Try turning over the stack of paper in the paper tray. Most
paper packages indicate the best side for printing.
❏ The paper or media has not been loaded correctly into the
printer. Read the section on loading paper to ensure that you
are loading the paper correctly.
Paper jams, may occur in a number of different places: before
reaching the Imaging Cartridge, between the Imaging Cartridge
and the paper exit, at the paper exit itself, at the entrance to the
optional duplex unit, in the vertical unit of the duplex unit, or in
the duplex tray. The control panel display will inform you of the
location where any jams occur.
Clearing a paper jam
After clearing a paper jam, the jammed page will automatically
be reprinted.
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Warning:
When clearing paper jams, remember that the fuser unit inside
the printer becomes very hot when printing. Never touch the
fuser unit. Read and take careful note of the label attached to the
fuser unit.
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Paper jammed before reaching the Imaging Cartridge
If paper jams in the printer before reaching the Imaging Cartridge,
the display shows Feed Jam.
1. Open the printer cover, and remove the Imaging Cartridge..
2. You should look for a sheet of paper sticking out, probably
about two to four centimeters (about 1 to 1.5 inches) from
underneath the movable metal plate.
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3. Lift up the movable metal plate, and gently but firmly pull the
sheet of paper out of the printer. If the paper tears when you
remove it, make sure you remove any pieces remaining in the
printer.
4. Reinstall the Imaging Cartridge and close the printer cover.
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5. Open the cassette tray (if you are using the optional lower
paper cassette, open it) and remove any jammed sheets or
sheets which have been partially fed into the printer. Remove
the paper stack from the tray.
6. If you are using the MP tray, remove all media from the MP
tray, including any jammed or partially-fed sheets of media.
Replace the media in the MP tray.
7. Tap the edges of the paper or media stack on a flat surface and
carefully reload it into the paper tray. Do not reload curled or
wrinkled sheets.
8. Replace any paper cassettes before starting to print again.
If the Jam indicator continues to light up even if you remove the
paper as shown above, there may still be a torn sheet of paper
inside the printer.
In such a case, fold a piece of thick paper and insert it gently from
the MP tray or from the cassette, and while passing it slowly from
front to back, clean the paper path, particularly on the left wide,
removing the torn sheet of paper.
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Paper jammed between the Imaging Cartridge and the paper exit
If paper is jammed between the Imaging Cartridge and the paper
exit, the display shows Paper Jam.
1. Open the printer cover and remove the Imaging Cartridge.
2. You should see a sheet of paper sticking out from the fuser
unit.
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Opening the printer cover exposes the fuser, which is marked
CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE. Be careful not to
touch the fuser.
3. Carefully but firmly remove the paper from the fuser and take
it out of the printer. If the paper tears when you remove it,
make sure you remove any pieces remaining in the printer.
4. Reinstall the Imaging Cartridge and close the printer cover.
5. As previously described, remove any jammed or partially-fed
sheets of paper or other media from the cassette tray or the
MP tray.
6. Replace the cassette tray or MP tray media before continuing
with the print job.
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Paper jammed at the paper exit
If paper is jammed at the paper exit, the display shows Exiting
Paper Jam.
1. Open the cover and remove the cartridge.
2. If you have fitted the optional duplex unit, unfasten and tilt
back the vertical component of the duplex unit so that you can
access the paper exit.
3. If you have fitted the optional face up tray, remove the face
up tray so that you can access the paper exit.
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The paper and fuser are hot, so exercise caution.
4. Look for a sheet of paper protruding from the paper exit.
5. Carefully but firmly pull the sheet of paper from the exit. If
the paper tears when you try to remove it, make sure you
remove any pieces remaining in the printer.
6. If you opened the optional duplex unit or removed the
optional face up tray, close and re-fasten the duplex unit or
replace the face up tray.
7. As previously described, remove any jammed or partially-fed
sheets of paper or other media from the cassette tray or the
MP tray.
8. Replace the cassette tray or MP tray media before continuing
with the print job.
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Paper jammed at the entrance to the duplex unit
If paper is jammed as it enters the optional duplex, the display
shows Paper Jam in Duplex.
1. Unfasten the catch of the duplex unit’s vertical unit and tilt it
back so that you can access the printer exit opening.
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2. Open the printer cover.
3. Remove the cartridge.
4. Look for a sheet of paper protruding from the paper exit
opening, as shown in the illustration above.
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Warning:
A high temperature caution label is affixed to the paper path.
It is hot so exercise caution.
5. Carefully but firmly, pull the sheet of paper out of the exit
opening. If the paper tears when you remove it, make sure
you remove any pieces remaining the printer.
6. Close and re-fasten the duplex unit and the printer cover.
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7. As previously described, remove any jammed or partially-fed
sheets of paper or other media from the cassette tray or the
MP tray.
8. Replace the cassette tray or MP tray media before continuing
with the print job.
Paper jammed in the vertical unit of the duplex unit
If paper jams in the vertical unit of the duplex unit, the display
shows Jam in Duplex Cover.
1. Unfasten the catch of the duplex unit’s vertical unit and tilt it
back so that you can access the interior of the duplex unit.
2. Look for a sheet of paper protruding from the rubber rollers
in the duplex unit.
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A high temperature caution label is affixed to the paper path.
It is hot so exercise caution.
3. Push back on the metal bracket cassette to free the rollers, and
carefully but firmly remove the sheet of paper from the
duplex unit. If the paper tears when you try to remove it, make
sure you remove any pieces remaining in the printer.
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4. If you opened the optional duplex unit or removed the
optional face up tray, close and re-fasten the duplex unit or
replace the face up tray.
5. As previously described, remove any jammed or partially-fed
sheets of paper or other media from the cassette tray or the
MP tray.
6. Replace the cassette tray or MP tray media before continuing
with the print job.
Paper Jammed in the duplex unit
If paper jams in the duplex unit, the display shows Jam in Duplex
Tray.
1. Unfasten the catch of the duplex unit’s vertical unit and tilt it
back so that you can access the interior of the duplex unit.
2. Inspect the rubber rollers located at the base of the duplex
tray.
3. Firmly but carefully pull any paper out of base rollers.
4. Open the duplex tray and remove any paper remaining in the
tray.
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5. Close the duplex tray.
6. Close and lock the vertical unit.
7. Open the paper cassettes and remove any jammed or partially
fed paper.
8. Replace the cassette tray or MP Tray media before continuing
with the print job.
Printing automatically restarts from the page that jammed. If the
paper light stays on after removing all jammed paper, open and
close the printer cover to clear the error.
Operational problems
The On Line light does not turn on when you turn the printer on.
Turn off the printer and check the power cable connections
between the printer and the electrical outlet; then turn the printer
back on.
If the electrical outlet is controlled by an outside source such as a
wall switch, make sure the switch is turned on or plug another
electrical device into the outlet to check whether the outlet is
operating properly.
The printer does not print and the On Line light is off.
Press On Line once to put the printer on line (the On Line light comes
on).
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The On Line light is on but nothing prints.
Your computer may not be properly connected to the printer.
Perform the procedure described in “Connecting the printer to
the computer” in the Getting Ready! booklet.
The interface cable may not be plugged in securely. Check both
ends of the cable between the printer and the computer. Be sure
to secure the connector using the wire retaining clips.
Make sure that if you are using a parallel interface, the cable is a
double-shielded, twisted-pair interface cable no longer than six
feet in length.
If you are using a serial interface, set the parity, baud rate, number
of data bits, and number of stop bits to match the computer.
The Imaging Cartridge may be empty. Replace the cartridge as
described on page 6-30.
Printout problems
The font selected with software commands won't print.
The selected font is not supported by your printer. Be sure you
have installed the correct font. See Appendix D for more
information.
Some or all of the printout is garbled or printed as asterisks
Make sure that both ends of the interface cable are plugged in
securely.
Make sure you use a double-shielded, twisted-pair parallel
interface cable no longer than six feet in length.
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If you are using a serial interface, set the parity, baud rate, number
of data bits, and number of stop bits to match the computer.
The emulation setting for the port may not be correct. Specify the
emulation mode with the SelecType.
If the printer still does not print correctly, contact your dealer or
a qualified service person
Position of the printout is not correct
Make sure that you are using the correct page length and margin
settings in your software program.
Graphics don't print correctly
Make sure that your software program is set for the printer
emulation you are using. For example, if you are using the LJ4
emulation mode, be sure that your software program is set to use
a LaserJet 4 printer.
If you are using a serial interface, make sure that you set the parity,
baud rate, number of data bits, and number of stop bits to match
the computer.
Graphics require large amounts of memory; see “Memory
Problems” in this chapter for more help.
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Print quality problems
The background is dark or dirty.
Lighten the Density setting on the Panel menu of your printer
driver.
Turn off the printer. Clean the paper path inside the printer using
a soft, dry cloth.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters may
appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See Chapter 2, "Paper Handling",
for information on choosing paper.
There may be a problem with the Imaging Cartridge. Remove the
cartridge, shake it gently from side to side, and then reinstall it. If
this does not solve the problem, replace the Imaging Cartridge
(see "Replacing the Imaging Cartridge", on page 6-30).
Black or white bands appear in the printout.
Turn off the printer. Clean the paper path inside the printer using
a soft, dry cloth.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
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There may be a problem with the Imaging Cartridge. Remove the
cartridge, shake it gently from side to side, and then reinstall it. If
this does not solve the problem, replace the Imaging Cartridge.
See "Replacing the Imaging Cartridge", on page 6-30
Uneven print quality on the page
Your paper may be moist or damp. Do not store your paper in a
humid or damp environment.
Turn off the printer. Take out the Imaging Cartridge, shake it
gently from side to side, and then reinstall it.
If this does not solve the problem, install a new cartridge as
described on page 6-30. Then print several pages to check the print
quality..
Toner smudges
Your paper may be moist or damp. Do not store your paper in a
humid or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters may
appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See “Paper Specifications” in
Appendix A for information on choosing paper.
Turn off the printer. Remove the Imaging Cartridge, shake it from
side to side to distribute the toner, and wipe the bottom of it with
a clean, dry cloth.
Clean the paper path inside the printer using a clean, soft, dry
cloth.
Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
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If the problem remains, replace the Imaging Cartridge. See
"Replacing the Imaging Cartridge", on page 6-30
Missing areas on printed image
Your paper may be moist or damp. Printing is sensitive to
moisture absorbed by the paper. The higher the moisture content
in the paper, the lighter the printed output. Do not store your
paper in a humid or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters may
appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See “Paper Specifications” in
Appendix A for information on choosing paper.
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Completely blank pages
If, after checking the Toner status in the EPSON Status Monitor,
the Toner message indicates that the amount of toner is low, read
“Replacing the Imaging Cartridge" starting on page 6-30.
Check that the Imaging cartridge is installed as described in
"Replacing the Imaging Cartridge", on page 6-30.
The problem may be with your software program or interface
cable. Print out a status sheet by pressing the control panel button.
If blank pages continue to print, the problem may be with the
printer. Turn off the printer and contact your dealer.
The printed image is light or faint
Darken the Density setting on the Panel menu of your printer driver.
Your paper may be moist or damp. The higher the moisture
content in the paper, the lighter the printed output. Do not store
your paper in a humid or damp environment.
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Take out the Imaging Cartridge, shake it gently from side to side
to distribute the toner, and then reinstall it. If the problem persists,
replace the cartridge as described on page 6-30.
The Toner Save mode may be on. Turn off the Toner Save mode
using the printer driver.
The image is too dark
Lighten the Density setting on the Panel menu of your printer
driver.
If the problem persists, replace the cartridge as described on page
6-30.
Non-printed side of the page is dirty
Toner may have spilled in the paper feed path. Turn off the
printer. Remove the Imaging Cartridge and then clean the paper
path of the printer using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth.
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Opening the printer exposes the fuser, which is marked by a label
with the words CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE. Be careful
not to touch the fuser.
Memory problems
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current task.
To correct the error, press the Continue button on the control
panel. If the message remains, reset the printer as described on
page 6-29. You can also clear this message by turning the printer
off, waiting 10 seconds, and then turning it back on.
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You may also need to increase the amount of printer memory. see
chapter 3 for more informaiton on adding memory.
Image Optimum
The printer has insufficient memory to print the page using the
specified print quality. The printer automatically reduces the
print quality so it can continue printing. If the printout is not
acceptable, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of
graphics or reducing the number of fonts or font sizes.
Lower the Resolution setting to 300 dpi.
Option problems
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Paper does not feed from the optional lower paper cassette
Be sure you have selected the proper paper tray in your software.
There may be no paper in the lower paper cassette. Load it with
paper.
Be sure that the lower paper cassette is properly installed and that
you have not tried to load it with too many sheets of paper. The
cassette can hold a maximum of 500 sheets of 75g/m2 (20lb) paper.
The lower paper cassette may not be installed properly. See
Chapter 3 for instructions on installing the lower paper cassette.
Feed Jam when using the optional lower paper cassette
See "Clearing a paper jam", on page 6-4
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Error Messages
This section contains a list of the messages shown on the display,
giving a brief description of each message and suggestions for
correcting the problem. You should realize that not every message
shown on the display indicates a problem, however.
Check Duplex P-Size
The paper size setting is different from the size loaded in the
printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper is loaded in the
tray. Open the printer cover or Duplex Unit cover, then pull out
the paper and close the cover. Then press the Continue button.
The print data is automatically reprinted.
Check Paper Size
The paper size setting is different from the size loaded in the
printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper is loaded in the
tray; then press the Continue button.
If you turn on Size Ignore in the printer driver, this massage does
not appear.
Duplex Cover Open
The vertical segment of the duplex unit is not latched shut. Close
and latch it.
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Duplex Mem Overflow
There is not enough memory to print both sides of the document
using the duplex unit. To correct the error, press the Continue
button on the control panel. If the message remains, reset the
printer as described in "Reset", on page 6-29. You may also be able
to clear this message by turning the printer off, waiting 10
seconds, and then turning it back on.
If you continue to receive this message when printing a particular
page, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics
or reducing the number and size of fonts.
You can also add more memory to the printer as described in
Chapter 3, "Options".
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Duplex print was off
An attempt has been made to use the duplex unit, but the correct
setting has not been made..
Duplex Unit Fail
The duplex unit is not working correctly. Check the installation
of the unit.
Exiting Paper Jam
Paper is jammed in the printer. See "Paper jammed at the paper
exit", on page 6-8 for details about removing jams from in the
printer.
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Face Up print off
Face Up printing was canceled. Government Legal and Legal size
paper cannot be printed with Face Up output by this printer. Even
if Face Up is specified, output of the printed sheets is
automatically switched to Face Down. Press the Continue button
to clear the displayed message.
Feed Jam
Paper is not feeding properly from the tray (or optional paper
cassette) or has jammed on its way into the printer. Remove the
jammed paper. See "Paper jammed before reaching the Imaging
Cartridge", on page 6-5 for feed jams in the printer. See
"Preventing paper feed and paper jam problems", on page 6-3 for
advice on preventing this problem.
Form Feed
Feeding paper (this message will blink when a test page is being
printed).
Format Error DIMM x
An unformatted DIMM has been inserted. If the DIMM has been
formatted, but is unreadable, format the DIMM again. If, after
reformatting, the DIMM is still unreadable, take it to your dealer
for repair or replacement.
To clear this error either press the Continue button or turn off the
printer and remove the DIMM.
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Illegal Aux I/F Card
This message means that the printer cannot communicate with
the installed optional interface card. Turn off the printer and
remove the card, then reinstall it.
Illegal DIMM x
The printer cannot read the installed optional DIMM. Turn off the
printer and remove the DIMM.
Image Optimum
There is insufficient memory to print the page using the specified
print quality. The printer automatically reduces the print quality
so it can continue printing. If the printout is not acceptable, try
simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics or
reducing the number of fonts or font sizes.
Turn off the printer then resend the print data.
Turn the Image Optimum setting off on the Printer Setup menu
in the printer driver or SelecType.
You may also need to increase the amount of printer memory. See
Chapter 3, "Options" for more information on adding memory.
Insert Duplex Tray
The duplex tray is not properly inserted. Re-insert the duplex tray.
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Insert Imaging Crtg
There is no Imaging Cartridge inserted in the printer. Install a
Imaging Cartridge (see "Replacing the Imaging Cartridge", on
page 6-30).
Insert LC1
The cassette tray is not inserted properly. Insert the tray.
Jam in Duplex Tray
A paper jam has occurred inside the duplex unit (see "Paper
jammed in the vertical unit of the duplex unit", on page 6-10).
Jam in Duplex Cover
A paper jam has occurred inside the duplex unit (see "Paper
Jammed in the duplex unit", on page 6-11).
Manual Feed xxx yyyy
The printer is waiting for media to be inserted manually. The xxx
and yyyy refer to the paper source and the paper size.
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current task.
To correct the error, press the Continue button on the control
panel. If the message remains, reset the printer as described on
page 6-26. You can also clear this message by turning the printer
off, waiting 10 seconds, and then turning it back on.
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Need Memory
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current task.
Add more memory to your printer as described in "Memory
Modules", on page 3-31.
Paper Jam
Paper is jammed in the paper path. Open the printer cover and
clear the jammed paper as described in this chapter. After the jam
is cleared, the jammed page's print data is automatically
reprinted.
Opening the printer cover exposes the fuser, which is marked by
a CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE label. Be careful not to touch the
fuser.
Paper Jam in Duplex
A paper jam has occurred inside the duplex unit (see "Paper
jammed at the entrance to the duplex unit", on page 6-9).
A high temperature caution label is affixed to the paper path.
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Paper Out XXXXX YYYY
There is no paper in the specified paper source (;;;;;). Load
paper of the indicated size (<<<<)into the source. See the
appropriate sections of the manual (Getting Started! and Chapter
2, "Paper Handling"for details of how to load paper and media.
Paper Set XXXXX YYYY
The paper loaded in the specified paper source ( ;;;;;) does not
match the required paper size ( <<<<). Replace the loaded paper
with the correct size and press Continue.
Print Overrun
The required time to process the print data exceeds the print
engine speed because the current page is too complex. Press the
control panel button to resume printing. If this message appears
again, turn on Page Protect in the Printer Setting dialog of the
Panel menu of your printer driver to change this setting.
If you continue to receive this message when printing a particular
page, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics
or reducing the number and size of fonts.
You can also add more memory to the printer as described in
Chapter 3, "Options".
Printer Open
The printer cover is open. Close the printer cover to continue
printing.
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RAM check
The printer is checking its RAM memory.
Ready
The printer is ready to print.
Reset
The printer's current interface has been reset and the buffer is
cleared. However, other interfaces are still active and retain their
settings and data.
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Reset All
All printer settings have been reset to the user default
configuration, the last settings that were saved.
Reset to Save
You should reset the printer to save the current settings.
ROM check
The printer is making a check of its ROM memory.
Self Test
The printer is running a self-diagnostic program.
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Service Req. eXXX
A controller error or a print engine error has been detected. Write
down the error number listed on the display and turn off the
printer. Wait at least 10 seconds and then turn it back on. If this
error still occurs, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
contact a qualified service person.
Standby
The printer is turned on, but is in energy-saving mode.
Toner Low
The printer is almost out of toner. You should prepare a new
cartridge; the toner will be out soon.
Warming Up
The printer is warming up.
Write Error DIMM A
This message indicates an internal error in the printer. Reset the
printer. If this error persists, consult your EPSON dealer.
Writing DIMM A
The printer is writing the settings to ROM module A.
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Resetting the printer
There are two ways to reset the printer.
Reset
Resetting the printer stops printing and clears the current print
job received from the active interface. You may want to reset the
printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the
printer cannot print successfully.
To reset the printer, hold down the Alt and the Reset button until
Reset appears on the display. Your printer is now reset and ready to
receive a new print job.
Reset all
Reset all stops printing, clears the printer memory, and returns
the printer settings to the default values. The print jobs received
in printer memory from all interfaces are erased. Current settings
and downloaded fonts are also erased.
To perform reset all, hold down the Alt and the Reset button until
Reset All appears on the display. Your printer is now reset and ready
to receive a new print job.
You can also perform reset all by turning off the printer.
Note:
Performing reset all clears print jobs received from all interfaces, so be
careful not to of interrupt someone else's job.
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Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
The Imaging Cartridge prints up to 8,500 pages depending upon
the complexity of your print jobs.
If your printed images become faint, enter the SelecType Setup
menu to use the Toner function to find out approximately how
much toner remains in the Imaging Cartridge.
Simply count the asterisks between E (empty) and F (full) on the
display. Each asterisk represents about 25 % of the total toner
capacity. If you see only one asterisk on the display indicating that
there is less than 25% toner left, you should prepare a replacement
Imaging Cartridge.
When replacing a cartridge, be sure to use the S051056 Imaging
Cartridge.
1. Open the printer cover by pressing the latch on the top right
of the printer and lifting the cover up all the way.
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2. Grasp the Imaging Cartridge as shown in the illustration, and
pull it upward to remove it. Store the used cartridge in its
original packing or in an empty box.
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Warning:
Do not touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HIGH
TEMPERATURE.
3. Dispose of the used cartridge properly.
4. Remove the new Imaging Cartridge from its packing.
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❏ Save the aluminized bag in which the toner cartridge was
packed, in case you need to store the cartridge after removing it
(for instance, if you move the printer).
❏ Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight or strong
light of any kind. You should install the toner cartridge as soon
as possible after removing it from its aluminized bag to avoid
damage to the cartridge.
5. Hold the Imaging Cartridge as shown in the illustration
below, and shake it gently seven or eight times to mix and
distribute the toner inside the cartridge evenly.
6. Set the cartridge on a clean, flat surface. Hold it down with
one hand. Use the other hand to grasp the end tab of the
sealing tape, and pull the tape out horizontally.
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Note:
❏ Always pull the tab horizontally. It may break if you pull it at
an angle.
❏ Always make sure that the top of the cartridge is uppermost
when you do this; if the cartridge is on its side, or upside-down,
you may cause serious damage to the cartridge.
7. Hold the cartridge as shown below, and locate it into the
guide channels inside the printer body. Insert it into the
printer until it clicks into place. You should use the colored
markers on the cartridge and inside the printer to align the
cartridge correctly.
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8. Close the printer cover.
9. Make sure the printer is on line. Press the Menu button on the
printer’s control panel until the Setup menu displays on the
display. Then press the Item button several times until to the
Toner Count Clear menu displays and press the Enter button.
Your printer’s toner counter is now reset.
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Cleaning the Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If you notice a decline
in print quality, clean the inside of the printer as described in this
section.
You should also clean the paper cassette and the printer cover
every few months.
Cleaning the outside of the printer
If the printer’s outer case is dirty or dusty, turn off the printer and
clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent.
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Caution:
Never use alcohol or thinner to clean the printer cover; these
chemicals can damage the components and the case. Be careful
not to get water on the printer mechanism or any electronic
components.
Cleaning the inside mirror of the printer
Fine particles of dust can collect inside the printer. Follow the
steps below to clean the inside of the printer, especially the mirror
inside the printer.
When you see white strips on your printouts, this is a sign that
you need to clean the mirror.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Remove the Imaging Cartridge, as explained above.
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4. As shown in the illustration below, pinch the cleaning brush
and slide it gently once across the surface of the mirror.
Note:
❏ Do not press down when cleaning the mirror. If you use too
much pressure, you may scratch and damage the mirror.
❏ If you still see white streaks on your printouts after cleaning the
mirror, you may need to replace the Imaging Cartridge.
5. Replace the Imaging Cartridge, close the top cover of the
printer, and reconnect it to the power supply before turning
it on again.
Cleaning the inside of the printer
❏ Remove any dirt inside the printer with a clean cloth.
❏ Do not use compressed air.
❏ If you have paper feed problems which persist even after
following all the steps described in this section, clean the
paper roller by opening the roller cover, then clean the roller.
❏
After cleaning the inside of the printer, remove all the paper
from the paper tray and clean the tray with a soft cloth.
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Removing spilled toner
If toner spills inside the printer, do not use the printer until you
remove all the spilled toner.
If only a small amount of toner is present, carefully wipe out the
inside of the printer with a clean, dry cloth.
If a large amount of toner is present, use a small vacuum cleaner
(available from computer supply stores) to remove it. Then
carefully wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
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Caution:
Toner and other fine powders can damage some vacuum cleaners.
Be sure to read the instructions for your vacuum cleaner before
you use it on spilled toner.
Note:
If you spill toner on your clothing, rinse it off with cold water. Do not
use hot water as it may cause the toner to leave a permanent stain.
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If you need to transport your printer, carefully repack it using the
original box and packing materials as follows:
1. Turn off the printer, remove the power cord from the power
outlet and the printer, and disconnect the interface cable.
2. Open the printer cover, remove the Imaging Cartridge, and
replace the cartridge in the aluminized bag. Do not expose the
cartridge to bright light. Close the printer cover.
3. Pull out the cassette tray and remove all paper from it. If there
is any media in the MP tray, remove that as well.
4. Push in the cassette tray to replace it, and fold and put the MP
tray back in face.
5.
If you have fitted the optional face-up tray, remove it, as
described in Chapter 3, "Options".
6.
If you have fitted the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette
and/or the duplex unit, remove them as described in Chapter
3, "Options".
7. Replace the printer's protective materials, then repack the
printer in its original box.
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Using the ECP mode in Windows 95 and Windows 98 . . . . A-13
Serial Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Error handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Options and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit - Universal
(C81290✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Face Up Tray (C81294✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-18
Duplex Unit (C81293✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
Imaging cartridge (S051056) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-19
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Specifications
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the
manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality of any type of
paper. Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or
printing large jobs.
Plain Types
Plain paper, recycled paper, labels,
envelopes, transparencies, colored paper,
card stock, letterhead
Note:
Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Poor
quality paper may reduce print quality, cause paper jams and other problems.
Paper weight:
for cassette tray
60 to 105 g/m2, 16 to 28 lb
for MP tray
60 to 157 g/m2, 16 to 42 lb
Paper size:
Paper
Envelopes:
A-2
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A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
A5 (148 mm × 210 mm)
B5 (182 mm × 257 mm)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half-Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Government Letter (8.5 × 10.5 inches)
Government legal (8.5 × 13 inches)
Executive (7.25 × 10.5 inches)
F4 (210 mm × 330 mm)
Custom (92 to 216 mm × 148 to 355.6 mm)
Monarch (3 7/8 × 7 1/2 inches)
Commercial 10 (4 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches)
DL (110 mm × 220 mm)
C5 (162 mm × 229 mm)
International B5 (176 mm × 250 mm)
C6 (114 mm × 162 mm)
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Only load paper sizes that are listed above.
Printable area:
4 mm minimum margin on all sides
Note:
The printable area varies, depending on the emulation mode currently in use.
Printer
General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
eletrophotographic process
Resolution:
600 dpi × 600 dpi
Continuous Printing
speed:
Up to 16 pages per minute with A4
depending on the font and the quantity of
data.
First print:
Less than 14.4 seconds with A4/letter
Warm-up time:
About 45 seconds at normal temperature
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Left alignment for all size
Input paper supply
(75g/m2 paper):
Up to 80 sheets in the MP tray
Up to 250 sheets in the paper
cassette tray
Up to 500 sheets in the optional lower paper
cassette unit
Paper eject:
Face down or face up (optional) selection
Paper eject capacity
(75g/m2 paper):
Up to 250 sheets
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HP listed LaserJet 4 emulation (LJ4 mode)
HP-GL/2 emulations (GL2 mode)
ESC/P2 24-pin printer emulation
(ESC/P2 mode)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
IBM Proprinter emulation (I239Xmode)
Optional emulation:
EPSONScript Level 2
Resident fonts:
45 scalable fonts, and one bitmap font
(in LJ4 mode)
RAM:
8MB, expandable up to 40MB
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
Altitude:
A-4
Operation:
10 to 32 deg. C
(50 to 90 deg. F)
Storage:
0 to 35 deg. C
(32 to 95 deg. F)
Operation:
20 to 80% RH
Storage:
20 to 80% RH
2,500 meters (8200 feet) maximum
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Dimensions and
weight:
Durability:
Height:
264 mm (10.4 inches)
Width:
421 mm (16.6 inches)
Depth:
420 mm (16.5 inches)
Weight:
13 kg (about 29 lbs.)
excluding options
5 years or 300,000 sheets, whichever comes first
Electrical
110 V model
230 V model
Voltage
90 V to 132 V
198 V to 264 V
Rated frequency
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
Rated current
6.5 A
3.5 A
Power consumption
Less than 700 W
Less than 700 W
Power consumption in
standby mode
30 W
30 W
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Interfaces
Parallel interface
The parallel (IEEE 1284-I compliant) interface connector pin assignments are
shown in the table below. The column heading “Direction” refers to the
direction of signal flow as viewed from the printer.
Pin No.
Direction
IEEE 1284-B connector
Compatibility
nStorbe
ECP
1
IN
2
IN/OUT
DATA1
3
IN/OUT
DATA2
4
IN/OUT
DATA3
5
IN/OUT
DATA4
6
IN/OUT
DATA5
7
IN/OUT
DATA6
8
IN/OUT
DATA7
9
IN/OUT
DATA8
10
OUT
nACK
PtrClk
PeriphClk
11
OUT
Busy
PrtBusy
PeriphAck
12
OUT
PError
AckDataReq
nAckReverse
13
OUT
Select
14
IN
nAutoFd
HostClk
Xflag
HostBusy
15
NC
16
GND
17
CG
18
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OUT
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Compatibility
Nibble
19 - 30
ECP
GND
31
IN
32
OUT
nlnit
nFault
nReverse
Request
nDataAvail
33
GND
34
NC
35
OUT
36
IN
nPeriphRequest
+5V
nSelectln
IEEE1284 Active
nstrobe/HostClk
Compatibility mode:
Latch pulse used to read in print data.
When low, DATA is valid.
Negotiation phase:
Latch pulse used to read in extensibility
request values.
Nibble mode:
Always high.
ECP mode:
Used to transfer data and addresses from
the host to the printer with handshaking
via PeriphAck (Busy).
DATA 1 to DATA 8 (bidirectional, but may always be an input if ECP
or EPP mode is not supported)
Compatibility mode:
Forward channel data.
Negotiation phase:
Extensibility request value.
Nibble mode:
Not used.
ECP mode:
Bidirectional data.
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nACK/PtrClk/PeriphClk
All modes:
DATA 8 is the MSB, DATA 1 is the LSB.
Compatibility mode:
Acknowledgment low pulse in order to
indicate that data was transferred from
the host.
Negotiation phase:
Low signal indicates IEEE 1284 is
supported; set to high afterwards to
indicate that theXflag and “data
available” flag are valid.
transfer phase:
Reverse data In nibble mode, a low signal
indicates that the nibble data is valid.
Reverse idle phase:
When switched from low to high,
generates an interrupt that notifies the
host that there is data available.
ECP mode:
Used to transfer data from the printer to
the host with handshaking via HostAck
(nAutoFd).
Busy/PtrBusy/PeriphClk
A-8
Compatibility mode:
High signal indicates that the printer is
not ready to receive data.
Negotiation phase:
Reflects the BUSY status of the forward
channel.
Reverse data transfer phase:
In nibble mode, this signal serves as
nibble data bit 3 and then 7.
Reverse idle phase:
Reflects the BUSY status of the forward
channel.
ECP mode:
Used for forward direction flow control.
In reverse direction, this signal is used as
a ninth data bit that indicates whether the
data signals indicate a command or data.
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PError/AckDataReq/nAckReverse
Compatibility mode:
High signal indicates that a feed jam
occurred in the paper supply section, or
that there is no paper in the paper tray.
Negotiation phase:
High signal indicates whether or not
IEEE 1284 is supported or not.
Afterwards, this signal conforms with
NDataAvail (nFault).
Reverse data transfer phase:
In nibble mode, this signal serves as
nibble data bit 2 and then 6.
Reverse final phase:
High until the host requests a data
transfer. Afterwards, this signal
conforms with NDataAvail (nFault).
ECP mode:
Low signal authorizes nReverseRequest.
The host looks at this signal in order to
determine whether or not it as
permission to drive the data signals.
Set/Xflag
A
Compatibility mode:
Always high.
Negotiation phase:
Xflag indicates the extensibility flag.
Used to respond to the extensibility
request value sent from the host.
Reverse data transfer phase:
In nibble mode, this signal serves as
nibble data bit 1 and then 5.
Reverse idle phase:
Same as negotiation phase.
ECP mode:
Same as negotiation phase.
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nAutoFd/HostBusy/HostAck
Compatibility mode:
Not used.
Negotiation phase:
In order to request 1284 mode, this signal
is set low and IEEE 1284active (nSelectIn)
is set high. Afterwards, this signal is set
high whenPtrClk (nAck) is set low.
Reverse data transfer phase:
In nibble mode, setting this signal low
indicates to the printer that the host is
ready to receive data. When this signal is
subsequently set high, it indicates that
the host received the data.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is set high in response to a
PtrClk (nAck) low pulse in order to
return to be reverse data phase. If this
signal is set high at the same time that
IEEE 1284active (nSelectIn) is set low, the
IEEE 1284 idle phase is aborted and the
interface returns to compatibility mode.
ECP mode:
Used for reverse direction flow control.
Also used for handshaking via PeriphClk
(nAck).
NC
Not used.
PeripheralLogicHigh
Pull up to + 5 V with 3.9 kΩ.
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nInit/nReverseRequest
Compatibility mode:
When a low signal is detected, the printer
is deemed to be BUSY until the low signal
is released.
Negotiation phase:
Always high.
Reverse data transfer phase:
Always high.
ECP mode:
Low when switching to reverse direction.
The peripheral device has permission to
drive the data signal only when this
signal is low and 1284active is high.
nFault/DataAvail/nPeriphRequest
Compatibility mode:
Low signal indicates that an error
occurred.
Negotiation phase:
This signal is set high in order to
authorize 1284 compatibility. In nibble
mode, after the host sets HostBusy
(nAutoFd) high, this signal is set low in
order to indicate that the transmission
data is ready.
Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal is set low in order to indicate
to a nibble mode host that the
transmission data is ready. Afterwards,
this signal serves as nibble data bit 0 and
then 4.
Reverse final phase:
Indicates whether or not the data is valid.
ECP mode:
This signal is set low to request
communications with the host. Valid in
both forward and reverse direction.
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nSelectIn/IEEE1284active
Compatibility mode:
Always low.
Negotiation phase:
This signal is set high at the same time
that HostBusy is low in order to request
1284 mode.
Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal is set high to indicate that the
bus direction is from the printer to the
host. This signal is set low to terminate
1284 mode, setting the bus direction from
the host to the printer.
Reverse idle phase:
Same as reverse data transfer phase.
ECP mode:
Always high. This signal is set low to
terminate ECP mode and return to
compatibility mode.
GND
Twisted pair return signal.
CG
Connected to the printer chassis. This signal and GND are connected.
+5V
Pull up to + 5 V with 1 kΩ.
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Using the ECP mode in Windows 95 and Windows 98
To use the ECP mode with a Parallel (IEEE 1284 level I compliant) connector,
your computer must support the ECP mode.
Note:
The ECP mode is not available with Windows 3.1, 3.11 for workgroups, Windows
NT 3.51 and NT 4.0.
To use the ECP mode, follow these steps:
1.
Make the ECP mode settings in the BIOS setting program that comes
with your computer (for details of the settings and how to use the
program, consult your computer’s documentation).
2.
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
3.
Right-click the System icon, and click Open in the menu that appears.
4.
Select the Device Manager tab.
5.
Select the ECP Printer Port under Ports [COM & LPT], then click the
Properties button.
6.
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Select the Resources tab.
7.
Make the appropriate setting in the Resource settings dialog box. This
setting depends on your computer system. For details, consult your
computer’s documentation.
8.
Click OK to save the settings.
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Serial Interface
The printer’s serial interface has the following characteristics:
Data format
Word length:
7 or 8 bits
Parity:
None, odd or even
Stop bits:
1 or 2
Printer ready (handshaking)
protocol:
Enabled (XON/XOFF protocol set
to ON)
Use the SelecType mode to set the data format.
Baud rate (approximately
equal to bits/second):
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600,
19200, 38400, 57600
Signal level:
RS-232C – conforms to EIA
Connector:
D-sub 25-pin or 9-pin connector
(computer)/D-sub 25-pin (printer)
Handshaking
The printer’s serial interface can use DTR (Data Terminal Ready) signal
levels and XON/XOFF communication protocols, either separately, or in
combination. When the vacant area for data in the input buffer drops to 256
bytes, the printer outputs an XOFF code or sets the DTR signal level to low
(MARK), indicating that it cannot receive more data.
Once the vacant area for data in the buffer recovers to 512 bytes, the printer
outputs the XON code or sets the DTR flag to high (SPACE), indicating that
it is again ready to receive data.
Error handling
An asterisk (*) character is printed if a parity error, framing error or overrun
error is detected.
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Pin assignments
The serial interface connector pin assignments and a description of the
interface signals are shown in the table below. The direction of signals is
given as viewed from the printer.
Signal
pin
RS-232C
Direction
2
TXD
OUT
Transmits data. This pin transmits serial
data from the printer to the computer.
3
RXD
IN
Received data. This pin transmits data
from the computer to the printer.
5
CTS
IN
Always ignored
17
20
DTR
Description
OUT
Transmits data. This pin transmits serial
data from the printer to the computer.
OUT
Data terminal ready. This pin indicates
whether or not the printer is ready to
receive data. If the printer ready
protocol is not selected, the printer is
always ready to receive data (this pin
is always HIGH.) If the printer ready
protocol is selected, the printer can
accept data when the pin level is
HIGH and cannot accept data when
the pin level is LOW. When the DTR
signal goes LOW, the host computer
must stop sending data within 256
characters. This function can be set on
or off with the default-setting mode of
the printer.
23
Received data. This pin transmits serial
data from the computer to the printer.
24
Transmits data. This pin transmits serial
data from the printer to the computer.
25
IN
Received data. This pin transmits serial
data from the computer to the printer.
Note:
The column heading "Direction" refers to the direction of signal flow as viewed from
the printer.
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Using the Serial Interface
If you use a serial interface, you need to confirm that the printer and the
computer are using the same serial settings. If the serial settings do not match,
you must change the appropriate settings. The settings can be changed either
at the printer or computer.
The default serial settings for the serial interface are listed below. To change
the serial settings, use the Remote Control Panel utility. For information
about your computer’s serial settings, see your computer manual.
Serial type:
Word length:
Baud rate:
Parity:
Stop bit:
XON/XOFF:
DSR:
RS-232C
8
9600
NONE
1
ON
OFF
You also need to change your computer’s port setting if it is not already set
to the serial port. The following procedure describes how to change the port
setting in Windows. To change the setting using non-Windows software, see
your software manual.
For Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, and Windows NT 3.51
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In the Main window, double-click the Control Panel icon.
2.
Double-click the Printers icon.
3.
In the Printers dialog box that appears, click the Connect button.
4.
Select a COM (serial) port.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
Close the Printers dialog box.
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1.
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
2.
Right-click the EPSON EPL-5700 icon, and click Properties in the menu
that appears. Be sure to right-click your printer.
3.
Select the Details tab.
4.
Click the arrow next to the Printer Port drop-down list. Then select a
COM (serial) port.
5.
Click OK to save this setting.
Using the serial interface utility
You can use the serial interface utility that comes with your printer to specify
the port and the baud rate of your computer for the serial interface
connection.
Your printer supports the following serial interface baud rates: 300, 600, 1200,
2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, and 57600. If you want to use your printer
with a higher baud rate that is not supported by your computer system, you
can use the utility to match the baud rate between the computer and the
printer.
Note:
This utility may not work with all computer systems.
1.
Type HSERIAL at the DOS prompt and press Enter. To bring up the list
of parameters for the port and the baud rate selection.
C:\HSERIAL
2.
Select the parameters referring to the list and type the following:
C:\HSERIAL /P=n /B=m
n = parameter for the port selection
m = parameter for the baud rate selection
For example, if you would like to use the COM1 port at the 57600 baud
rate, type the following:
C:\HSERIAL /P=1 /B=576
If you need help, type the following:
C:\HSERIAL /?
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500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit - Universal (C81290✽ )
Paper size:
A4, Letter, Legal, B5, Executive
Paper weight:
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Tray capacity up to 500 sheets
(75 g/m2 or 20 lb paper)
Paper feed speed:
For the first sheet, 15 seconds or less;
Paper types:
Plain paper, such as copier paper, and
recycled paper
Power supply:
DC 5 V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
114 mm (4.7 inches)
396 mm (15.4 inches)
389 mm (18.6 inches) including the tray
4.6 kg (9.3 lb) including the tray
Face Up Tray (C81294✽ )
Dimensions(including printer) and weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
Paper eject capacity:
A-18
Technical Specifications
54 mm (2.1 inches)
251 mm (9.9 inches)
123 mm (4.8 inches)
0.3 kg (0.7 lb)
40 sheets (75 g/m2 or 20 lb paper)
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Duplex Unit (C81293✽)
Paper size:
A4, Letter, Legal
Paper weight:
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Dimensions and weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
254 mm (9.6 inches)
396 mm (16.7 inches)
517 mm (2.8 inches)
6.5 kg (4.4 lb)
Imaging cartridge (S051056)
Storage temperature:
0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
20 to 80% RH
Shelf life:
18 months after production
Life:
Up to 8500 pages under the following
conditions: Letter or A4-size paper,
continuous printing, and 5% print ratio
The number of pages you can print with a Imaging cartridge varies
depending on the type of printing. If you print a few pages at a time or print
dense text exceeding the 5% print ratio, the cartridge may print fewer pages.
The 5% print ratio is equivalent to printing double-spaced standard text.
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Appendix B
Symbol Sets
Introduction to Symbol Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
In LJ4 Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
International Set for ISO sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-21
In ESC/P 2 or FX Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-22
International Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-26
Characters available with the ESC (^ command . . . . . . . . . . B-27
In I239X Emulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
In EPSON GL/2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-28
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Introduction to Symbol Sets
Your printer can access a variety of symbol sets. Many of these symbol sets
differ only in the international characters specific to each language.
Note:
Normally, your software handles fonts and symbols, so you probably never need to
adjust the printer's settings. If you are writing your own printer control programs,
or if you are using older software that cannot control fonts, refer to the following
sections for symbol set details.
When you are considering which font to use, you should also consider which
symbol set to combine with the font. Available symbol sets vary depending
on which emulation mode you use and which font you choose.
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The following table lists the symbol sets available in LJ4 emulation mode.
A table of the characters for each set is included later in this chapter.
Symbol set name
Symbol set
ID for ESC (
Available typefaces
(see next page)
Roman-8*
(includes another 19 sets)
Roman Extension
ECM94-1
Legal
8859-2 ISO
PsMath
8859-9 ISO
WiTurkish
MsPublishing
VeMath
DeskTop
Math-8
WiE.Europe
PcTk437
Windows
PsText
IBM-US
IBM-DN
McText
PcMultilingual
VeInternational
VeUS
PiFont
PcE.Europe
Symbol
WiAnsi
Wingdings
OCR A
OCR B
OCR B Extension
Code 3-9
EAN/UPC
8U
43 typefaces + bitmap**
0E
0N
1U
2N
5M
5N
5T
6J
6M
7J
8M
9E
9T
9U
10J
10U
11U
12J
12U
13J
14J
15U
17U
19M
19U
579L
0O
1O
3Q
0Y
8Y
bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
35 typefaces
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces
35 typefaces
35 typefaces
43 typefaces
35 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces
43 typefaces + bitmap
43 typefaces
43 typefaces
35 typefaces
43 typefaces
Symbol Set SWA
43 typefaces
More WingBats SWM
OCR A
OCR B
OCR B
Code 3-9 (2 types)
EAN/UPC (2 types)
B
* The other 19 sets are the following: Norweg1, Italian, Swedish, ANSI ASCII, UK, French,
German, Spanish, Norweg2, French2, HP German, JIS ASCll, HP Spanish, Chinese,
IRV, Swedis2, Portuguese, IBM Portuguese, and IBM Spanish. These are partial
variations of the Roman-8 set.
**“Bitmap” means the “Line Printer” typeface.
Symbol Sets
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The 35 and 43 typefaces refer to those shown in the table below:
Typefaces
B-4
35
43
Flareserif 821 SWC
Incised 901 SWC
Clarendon Condensed SWC
Ribbon 131 SWC
Original Garamond SWC
Audrey Two SWC
Zapf Humanist 601 SWC
Swiss 742 Condensed SWC
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Swiss 721 SWM
Dutch 801 SWM
-
N
N
Courier SWC
Letter Gothic SWC
Dutch 801 SWC
Swiss 742 SWC
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
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Roman Extension (0E)
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Legal (1U)
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PsMath (5M)
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WiTurkish (5T)
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VeMath (6M)
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Math-8 (8M)
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PcTk437 (9T)
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PsText (10J)
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IBM-DN (11U)
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PcMultilingual (12U)
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VeUS (14J)
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PcE.Europe (17U)
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WiAnsi (19U)
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OCR A (0O)
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OCR B Extension (3Q)
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EAN/UPC (8Y)
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To obtain the symbol sets listed below, substitute the characters in the ANSI
ASCII sets with the characters in the table below.
Iso set
ASCII code hex
23 24 40 5B 5C 5D 5E 60 7B 7C 7D 7E
ANSI ASCII (0U)
Norweg 1 (0D)
French (0F)
HP German (0G)
Italian (0l)
JlS ASCII (0K)
Swedis 2 (0S)
Norweg 2 (1D)
UK (1E)
French 2 (1F)
German (1G)
HP Spanish (1S)
Chinese (2K)
Spanish (2S)
B
IRV (2U)
Swedish (3S)
Portuguese (4S)
IBM Portuguese (5S)
IBM Spanish (6S)
Symbol Sets
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In ESC/P 2 or FX Modes
PC 437, 850, 860,
863, 865
857, 852,
BRASCII,
Abicamp
PC 437
OCR A
EPSON
Roman
N
×
×
×
Courier SWC
N
N
×
×
EPSON Sans
serif
N
×
×
×
EPSON
Prestige
N
×
×
×
EPSON Script
N
×
×
×
Letter Gothic
SWC
N
N
×
×
Swiss 721
SWM*
N
N
×
×
Dutch 801
SWM*
N
N
×
×
OCR B
×
×
N
×
OCR A
×
×
×
N
*Available only in ESC/P 2 mode.
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PC437 (U.S./Standard Europe)
PC850 (Multilingual)
PC860 (Portuguese)
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PC863 (Canadian-French)
PC865 (Norwegian)
PC857 (PcTurk2)
PC852 (East Europe)
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Italic
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No characters are available for hex code 15 in the italic character table.
Symbol Sets
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International Character Sets
You can select one of the following international character sets using either
SelecType or the ESC R command. For example, when you select “Italic
France” in SelecType, the characters in the “France” row in the table below
are used in the italic character table.
Country
ASCII code hex
23 24 40 5B 5C 5D 5E 60 7B 7C 7D 7E
USA
France
Germany
UK
Denmark
Sweden
Italy
Spain
Japan
Norway
DenmarkII
Spain II
Latin America
Korea*
Legal*
* Available for ESC/P 2 emulation only
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To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC (^ command.
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In I239X Emulation Mode
Available symbol sets in I239X mode are PC437, PC850, PC860, PC863, and
PC865.
Refer to “ESC/P 2 or FX modes” in the previous section.
Available fonts are EPSON Sans Serif, Courier SWC, EPSON Prestige,
EPSON Gothic, EPSON Presentor, EPSON Orator, and EPSON Script.
In EPSON GL/2 Mode
Available symbol sets in EPSON GL/2 mode are the same as those in LaserJet
4 emulation mode. Refer to the section on LaserJet 4 mode.
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Appendix C
Command Summary
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
GL/2 context commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
ESC/P 2 and FX Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
ESC/P 2 mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-9
FX mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-12
PJL Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
I239X Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
Auxiliary Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-18
AGM Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-19
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Your printer has the ability to emulate the following printers in each printer
mode:
LJ-4
Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4 (PCL5e)
ESC/P2
EPSON LQ-570 (24-pin)
FX
EPSON FX-870/1170, or LX-100 (9-pin)
GL/2
Hewlett-Packard GL/2 graphics language
In addition, the following printer control languages are supported:
PJL
Printer Job Language
EJL
EPSON Job Control Language
This appendix lists the printer commands for these modes. Most of the
commands closely emulate the original printer or the control language;
however, some have operational differences because the printers use
different technologies. Additional information is provided in the
descriptions of control commands with these differences.
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LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands
This section lists the printer commands supported in the LJ4 emulation
mode. For more information on printer commands, see Hewlett- Packard's
LaserJet 4 reference manual.
Job control
Reset
Number of copies
Universal exit language
Long-edge (left) offset registration
Short-edge (right) offset registration
Unit of measure
ESC E
ESC &l#X
ESC%#X
ESC &l#U
ESC &l#Z
ESC &u#D
Page control
Paper source
Page size
Page length
Orientation
Print direction
Top margin
Text length
Left margin
Right margin
Clear horizontal margins
Perforation skip
Horizontal Motion Index (HMI)
Vertical Motion Index (VMI)
Line spacing
ESC &l#H
ESC &l#A
ESC &l#P
ESC &l#O
ESC &a#P
ESC &l#E
ESC &l#F
ESC &a#L
ESC &a#M
ESC 9
ESC &l#L
ESC &k#H
ESC &l#C
ESC &l#D
C
Cursor positioning
Vertical position
Horizontal position
Half line feed
Line termination
Push/pop position
ESC &a#R
ESC *p#Y
ESC &a#V
ESC &a#C
ESC *p#X
ESC &a#H
ESC =
ESC &k#G
ESC &f#S
Command Summary
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Font selection
Primary symbol set
Secondary symbol set
Primary spacing
Secondary spacing
Primary pitch
Secondary pitch
Set pitch mode
Primary height
Secondary height
Primary style
Secondary style
Primary font stroke weight
Secondary font stroke weight
Primary typeface family
Secondary typeface family
Primary font default
Secondary font default
Enable underline
Disable underline
Transparent print data
ESC (id
ESC )id
ESC (s#P
ESC )s#P
ESC (s#H
ESC )s#H
ESC &k#S
ESC (s#V
ESC )s#V
ESC (s#S
ESC )s#S
ESC (s#B
ESC )s#B
ESC (s#T
ESC )s#T
ESC (3@
ESC )3@
ESC &d#D
ESC &d@
ESC &p#X[data]
Font management
Assign font ID
Font and character control
Set symbol set
Define symbol set
Symbol set control
Select primary font with ID#
Select secondary font with ID#
ESC *c#D
ESC *c#F
ESC *c#R
ESC (f#W[data]
ESC *c#S
ESC (#X
ESC )#X
Soft font creation
Font descriptor
Download character
Character code
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ESC )s#W[data]
ESC (s#W[data]
ESC *c#E
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Raster resolutions
Raster graphics presentations
Start raster graphics
Raster Y offset
Set raster compression mode
Transfer raster data by row
End raster graphics (version B)
End raster graphics (version C)
Raster height
Raster width
ESC *t#R
ESC *r#F
ESC *r#A
ESC *b#Y
ESC *b#M
ESC *b#W[data]
ESC *rB
ESC *rC
ESC *r#T
ESC *r#S
Print model
Select current pattern
Select source transparency mode
Select pattern transparency mode
Rectangle width (PCL unit)
Rectangle width (decipoints)
Rectangle height (PCL unit)
Rectangle height (decipoints)
Fill rectangular area
ESC *v#T
ESC *v#N
ESC *v#O
ESC *c#A
ESC *c#H
ESC *c#B
ESC *c#V
ESC *cP
User-defined pattern management/creation
Pattern ID
Define pattern
User-defined pattern control
Set pattern reference point
ESC *c#G
ESC *c#W[data]
ESC *c#Q
ESC *p#R
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Macros
Macro ID
Macro control
ESC &f#Y
ESC &f#X
Status readback
Set status readback location type
Set status readback location unit
Inquire status readback entity
Flush all pages
Free memory space
Echo
ESC *s#T
ESC *s#U
ESC *s#I
ESC &r#F
ESC *s1M
ESC *s#X
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Programming hints
End-of-line wrap
Enable display functions
Disable display functions
ESC &s#C
ESC Y
ESC Z
PCL vector graphics switching / set-up picture frame
Enter PCL mode
Enter GL/2 mode
GL/2 plot horizontal size
GL/2 plot vertical size
Set picture frame anchor point
Picture frame horizontal size
Picture frame vertical size
ESC %#A
ESC %#B
ESC*c#K
ESC*c#L
ESC*c0T
ESC*c#X
ESC*c#Y
GL/2 context commands
Dual context extensions
Enter PCL mode
Reset
Primary font
Secondary font
Scalable or bitmapped fonts
ESC %#A
ESC E
FI
FN
SB
Palette extensions
Transparency mode
Screened vectors
Number of Pens
TR
SV
NP
Vector Group
Arc absolute
Arc relative
Absolute arc three point
Bezier absolute
Bezier relative
Plot absolute
Plot relative
Pen down
Pen up
Relative arc three point
Polyline encoded
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AA
AR
AT
BZ
BR
PA
PR
PD
PU
RT
PE
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Circle
Fill rectangle absolute
Fill rectangle relative
Edge rectangle absolute
Edge rectangle relative
Fill wedge
Edge wedge
Polygon mode
Fill polygon
Edge polygon
CI
RA
RR
EA
ER
WG
EW
PM
FP
EP
Character Group
Select standard font
Select alternate font
Absolute direction
Relative direction
Absolute character size
Relative character size
Character slant
Extra space
Standard font definition
Alternate font definition
Character fill mode
Label origin
Label
Define label terminator
Character plot
Transparent data
Define variable text path
SS
SA
DI
DR
SI
SR
SL
ES
SD
AD
CF
LO
LB
DT
CP
TD
DV
C
Line and fill attribute group
Line type
Line attribute
Pen width
Pen width unit selection
Select pen
Symbol mode
Fill type
Anchor corner
Raster fill definition
User defined line type
LT
LA
PW
WU
SP
SM
FT
AC
RF
UL
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Scale
Input window
Input P1 and P2
Input relative P1 and P2
Default values
Initialize
Rotate coordinate system
Comment
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SC
IW
IP
IR
DF
IN
RO
CO
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This section lists the printer commands supported in the ESC/P 2 and FX
emulation modes.
ESC/P 2 mode
General operation
Initialize printer
Control paper loading/ejecting
ESC @
ESC EM n
Paper feeding
Carriage return
Form feed
Line feed
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
Set n/180-inch line spacing
Set n/360-inch line spacing
CR
FF
LF
ESC 0
ESC 2
ESC 3 n
ESC + n
Page format
Set page format
Set page length in defined units
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Set bottom margin for continuous paper
Cancel top/bottom margin for
continuous paper
Set left margin
Set right margin
ESC ( c nn
ESC ( C nn
ESC C n
ESC C 0 n
ESC N n
C
ESC O
ESC l n
ESC Q n
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Print position motion
Set absolute horizontal print position
Set relative horizontal print position
Set absolute vertical print position
Set relative vertical print position
Set horizontal tabs
Tab horizontally
Set vertical tabs
Tab vertically
Advance paper n/180 inch
Reverse paper n/180 inch
ESC $ n1 n2
ESC \ n1 n2
ESC ( V nn
ESC ( v nn
ESC D nn
HT
ESC B nn
VT
ESC J n
ESC j n
Font selection
Select typeface
Select font by pitch and point
Select 10.5 point, 10 cpi
Select 10.5 point, 12 cpi
Select 10.5 point, 15 cpi
Turn proportional mode on/off
Select LQ or draft
Select italic font
Cancel italic font
Select bold font
Cancel bold font
Master select
Control code set/clear
Select print Pitch
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ESC k n
ESC X nn
ESC P
ESC M
ESC g
ESC p 1/0
ESC x n
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC E
ESC F
ESC ! n
ESC I 1/0
ESC c
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Select condensed printing
Cancel condensed printing
Select double-width printing (one line)
Turn double-width printing on/off
Cancel double-width printing (one line)
Turn double-height printing on/off
Select double-strike printing
Cancel double-strike printing
Select superscript printing
Select subscript printing
Cancel superscript/subscript printing
Select line/score
Turn underline on/off
Select character style
SI
DC2
SO
ESC W 1/0
DC4
ESC w 1/0
ESC G
ESC H
ESC S 0
ESC S 1
ESC T
ESC ( - nn
ESC - 1/0
ESC q n
Spacing
Set intercharacter space
Define unit
ESC SP n
ESC ( U nn
Character handling
Assign character table
Select character table
Select an international character set
Define download character
Copy ROM to RAM
Select user-defined set
Enable printing of upper control codes
Enable upper control codes
Print data as characters
ESC ( t nn
ESC t n
ESC R n
ESC & nn
ESC : 0 n 0
ESC % n
ESC 6
ESC 7
ESC ( ^ nn
C
Bit image
Selection and printing of bit image
Select graphic mode
Print raster graphics
8-bit single density bit image
8-bit double density mit image
8-bit double speed double density bit image
8-bin double speed quad density bit image
ESC * nn
ESC ( G nn
ESC . c v hm
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
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FX mode
Printer commands arranged by topic
The following section lists and describes all FX and LQ commands by topic.
Printer operation
Initialize printer
Control paper loading/ejecting
ESC @
ESC EM n
Data control
Carriage return
CR
Vertical motion
Form feed
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Set skip over perforation
Cancel skip over perforation
Line feed
Select 1/8-inch line spacing
Select 7/72-inch line spacing
Select 1/6-inch line spacing
Select n/216-inch line spacing
Perform n/216-inch line spacing
Tab vertically
Set vertical tabs
FF
ESC C n
ESC C 0 n
ESC N n
ESC O
LF
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3 n
ESC J
VT
ESC B nn
Note:
Your printer will not print characters beyond one page length (set with the ESC C
or ESC C0 commands), while an FX printer might print them.
Horizontal motion
Set absolute horizontal print position
Set relative horizontal print position
Set left margin
Set right margin
Tab horizontally
Set horizontal tabs
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ESC $ n1 n2
ESC\n1 n2
ESC l n
ESC Q n
HT
ESC D nn
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Overall printing style
Select letter quality or draft
ESC x n
Note:
The print quality and speed cannot be changed even if you send the ESC x command.
Select typeface family
Master select
ESC k n
ESC ! n
Print size and character width
Select 10 cpi
Select 12 cpi
Turn proportional mode on/off
Select condensed mode
Cancel condensed mode
Select double-width mode (one line)
Cancel double-width mode (one line)
Turn double-width mode on/off
Turn double-height printing on/off
ESC P
ESC M
ESC p 1/0
SI
DC2
SO
DC4
ESC W 1/0
ESC w 1/0
Font enhancement
Select emphasized mode
Cancel emphasized mode
Select double-strike mode
Cancel double-strike mode
ESC E
ESC F
ESC G
ESC H
Note:
The ESC G and ESC E commands produce identical effects, so you cannot obtain
darker print by combining the two.
Select superscript/subscript mode
Cancel superscript/subscript mode
Select italic mode
Cancel italic mode
Turn underline mode on/off
ESC S 0/1
ESC T
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC - 1/0
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Word processing
Set intercharacter space
Select character tables
Assign character tables
Select international character set
Printable code area expansion
Enable upper control codes
ESC SP n
ESC t n
ESC ( t nn
ESC R n
ESC 6
ESC 7
User Defined Characters
Define user-defined characters
ESC & nn
Note:
The appearance of characters defined using ESC & may differ slightly from an actual
FX printer.
Copy ROM to RAM
Select user-defined set
Printable code area expansion
ESC : 0 n 0
ESC % n
ESC I n
Bit image
Select graphics mode
Selection and printing of bit image
8-bit single density bit image
8-bit double density mit image
8-bit double speed double density bit image
8-bin double speed quad density bit image
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ESC * m n
ESC ^ m n
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
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This section lists the available commands for printer job language mode
(PJL). For more information on PJL, refer to the Printer Job Language
Technical Reference Manual from Hewlett-Packard.
COMMENT
@PJL COMMENT [words] [<CR>] <LF>
DEFAULT
@PJL DEFAULT [LPARM: ***] variable = value [<CR>]
<LF>
DINQUIRE
@PJL DINQUIRE [LPARM: ***] variable [<CR>] <LF>
ECHO
@PJL ECHO [Words] [<CR>] <LF>
ENTER
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = *** [<CR>] <LF>
EOJ
@PJL EOJ [NAME= ***] [<CR>] <LF>
INFO
@PJL INFO read only variable [<CR>] <LF>
INITIALIZE
@PJL INITIALIZE [<CR>] <LF>
INQUIRE
@PJL INQUIRE [LPARM: ***] variable [<CR>] <LF>
JOB
@PJL JOB [NAME = ***][START = ***][END = ***][<CR>]
<LF>
OPMSG
@PJL OPMSG DISPLAY = *** [<CR>] <LF>
RDYMSG
@PJL RDYMSG DISPLAY = *** [<CR>] <LF>
RESET
@PJL RESET [<CR>] <LF>
SET
@PJL SET [LPARM: ***] variable = value [<CR>] <LF>
STMSG
@PJL STMSG DISPLAY = *** [<CR>] <LF>
UEL
<ESC>%-12345X
USTATUS
@PJL USTATUS variable = value [<CR>] <LF>
USTATUSOFF
@PJL USTATUSOFF [<CR>] <LF>
PJL
@PJL [<CR>] <LF>
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I239X Emulation Commands
This section lists the printer commands supported in the I239X emulation
mode. For more information on these commands, see IBM's 2390/2391
reference manual.
Page format
Printable area
Set page length in lines
Set page length in inches
Set skip perforation
Cancel skip perforation
Set horizontal margins
ESC C n
ESC C NUL n
ESC N n
ESC O
ESC X
Line spacing
Set line space to 1/8-inch
Set line space to 7/72-inch
Activate line spacing for text
Set line spacing for graphics
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Set line spacing for text (n/72 inch)
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3 n
ESC A n
Unit definition
Set vertical units
(1/180, 1/216, or 1/360 inch)
ESC [ \
Set vertical tab stops
Set default tab stops
Set horizontal tab stops
ESC B
ESC R
ESC D
Tab
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Paper feeding/print position motion
Carriage return
Line feed
Form feed
Move paper vertically
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Automatic line feed
Reverse line feed
Back space
Space
Horizontal tab
Vertical tab
Move current print position
(1/120 inch)
Set top of form
CR
LF
FF
ESC J
ESC 5
ESC ]
BS
SP
HT
VT
ESC d
ESC 4
Text
Font selection
Select 10 pitch font
Select 12 pitch font
Start 17 cpi printing
Start 17 cpi printing
Proportional spacing
Begin subscript/superscript
End subscript/superscript
Select font and pitch
Select print or font
Select character set 2
Select character set 1
Select page code
Print one character
Print character from A Code Page
DC2
ESC:
SI
ESC SI
ESC P
ESC S
ESC T
ESC[I
ESC I
ESC 6
ESC 7
ESC[T
ESC ^
ESC \
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Font enhancement
Continuous overscore
Continuous underline
Score select
Select print type style
Begin double-width printing by line
Begin double-width printing by line
End double-width printing by line
Double-width printing
Begin empahsized (bold) print
End empahsized (bold) print
Begin double-strike print
End double-strike print
ESC_
ESCESC[ESC[@
SO
ESC SO
DC4
ESC W
ESC E
ESC F
ESC G
ESC H
Bit image
Normal density bit image graphics
Double-density bit image graphics
(half speed)
Double-density bit image graphics
(normal speed)
High-density bit image graphics
Graphic print mode
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC [g
Bar code
Bar code set up
Bar code transfer
ESC [f
ESC [P-
Auxiliary Functions
Initialize
Set initial conditions
ESC [K
Data input control
Cancel 1 line
CAN
Auxiliary function
Select paper tray
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Line spacing
Set line spacing for graphics
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Set line spacing for text (n/60 inch)
ESC 3
ESC A
Paper feeding/print position motion
Move paper vertically
(n/180, n/216, or n/360 inch)
Line feed
ESC J
LF
Bit image
Normal-density bit image graphics
Double-density bit image graphics
(half speed)
Double-density bit image graphics
(normal speed)
High-density bit image graphics
Graphic print mode
Select graphic mode
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC [g
ESC *
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Appendix D
Working with Fonts
Printer and Screen Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2
Available Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Adding More Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
Downloading fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
Selecting Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
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Read this section if you would like to know more about fonts and see samples
of the installed fonts.
To select a font, use your application program.
Font problems are uncommon but some may occur, such as:
❏ The printer substitutes a font other than the one you selected with your
software.
❏ The printed page does not exactly match what is on screen.
These kinds of problems usually occur if you use an emulation other than
LJ4 or when you are trying to print fonts that are not installed in the printer.
If you have font problems, read “Printer and Screen Fonts,” below, to find
out how to fix them.
Printer and Screen Fonts
Fonts are installed on both the printer and the computer. The printer fonts,
which reside in printer memory, are used by
the printer to print text. Screen fonts, which are stored on
your computer's media, are used to display text on screen to represent the
fonts that will print.
Two separate sets of fonts are needed because the monitor
and printer have different requirements for producing fonts. The monitor
normally uses bitmap fonts that are specially designed for the screen's
resolution. A bitmap is a dot-by-dot representation of an image or character.
The printer, however, uses an outline font that is created from a mathematical
formula that describes the outline of each character. Using outline fonts
allows the printer to render any character in the requested size.
printer font
screen font
Note:
The distinction between printer and screen fonts is not as important when you are
using TrueType fonts, which are included with Windows. TrueType is an outline
font format that can be used by both the printer and the screen.
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Available Fonts
The following table lists the fonts that are installed on your printer. The
names of all the fonts appear in your software's font list if you are using the
driver provided with the printer. (If you are using a different driver, all of
these fonts may not be available.)
The fonts provided with the printer are shown in the following table.
LJ4/GL2 mode
Font name
Scalable font
HP equivalent
Dutch 801 SWC
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
CG Times®
Zapf Humanist
601 SWC
Demi, Bold, Demi Italic, Bold
Italic
CG
Omega®
Ribbon 131 SWC
-
Coronet
Clarendon
Condensed SWC
-
Claredon
Condense
d
Swiss 742 SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold
Italic, Condensed, Bold
Condensed, Condensed
Italic, Bold Condensed Italic
Univers®
Incised 901 SWC
Medium, Black, Italic
Antique
Olive
Original
Garamond SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold
Italic
Garamond
Andrey Two SWC
-
Marigold
Flareserif 821
SWC
Medium, Extra Bold
Albertus
Swiss 721 SWM
Roman, Bold, Oblique, Bold
Oblique
Arial®
Dutch 801 SWM
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Times New
Symbol Set SWA
-
Symbol
More WingBats
SWM
-
Wingdings
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Font name
Scalable font
HP equivalent
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold, Italic, Bold
Italic
Courier
Letter Gothic
SWC
Roman, Bold, Italic
Letter
Gothic
Font name
Bitmap font
HP equivalent
Line Printer
-
Line Printer
OCR B
-
OCR A
-
When selecting fonts in your software program, choose the font name listed
in the HP equivalent column.
ESC/P 2 and FX modes
Font name
Scalable font
EPSON Roman
-
EPSON Sans serif
-
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
-
EPSON Script
-
Swiss 721 SWM*
Roman, Bold
Dutch 801 SWM*
Roman, Bold
Letter Gothic SWC
Roman, Bold
* Available only in ESC/P 2 mode.
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Bitmap font
OCR B
-
OCR A
-
Font name
Scalable font
EPSON Sans serif
-
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
-
EPSON Gothic
-
EPSON Presentor
-
EPSON Orator
-
EPSON Script
-
Font name
Bitmap font
OCR B
-
I239X mode
To see the font samples, use the Test Menu in SelecType.
1.
Make sure that paper is loaded.
2.
Press Menu while the printer is on line.
3.
Press Item until the font sample you want appears.
4.
Press Enter, a Font Sample sheet is printed.
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Adding More Fonts
Fonts that reside on your computer's hard disk can be downloaded, or
transferred, to the printer so they can be printed. Downloaded fonts, also
called soft fonts, remain in printer memory until you turn off the printer or
otherwise reinitialize it. If you plan on downloading many fonts, make sure
your printer has sufficient memory.
Downloading fonts
Most font packages make it easy to install fonts by providing their own
installer. The installer gives you the option of having the fonts automatically
downloaded whenever you start your computer or having fonts
downloaded only when you need to print a particular font.
If you're running Windows, you can also install fonts by clicking on the Fonts
icon in the Control Panel. Once installed, the fonts are available in all your
Windows applications.
Selecting Fonts
Whenever possible select fonts from the font list in your software application.
See your software documentation for instructions.
If you are sending unformatted text to the printer directly from DOS or if
you are using a simple software package that does not include font selection,
you can select fonts with the Remote Control Panel utility. For instructions,
see Chapter 5.
Note:
Selecting a font using the Remote Control Panel utility is not recommended.
Selecting fonts from your software program is easier, and any font selection you
make from your software overrides the selection you make from the Remote Control
Panel.
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Appendix E
Contacting Customer Support
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users . . . . . . . . E-2
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4
For Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-5
For Hong Kong users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-6
For Philippines users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-7
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-7
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-8
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If your printer is not operating properly and you cannot solve your problem
with the troubleshooting information in this guide and online help, contact
EPSON customer support services for assistance.
We will be able to help you much more quickly if you are able to give the
exact information indicated below.
Serial number of your printer:
(The serial number label is on the back of the printer.)
Printer model:
Brand and model of your computer:
Printer software version:
(Click About on the printer driver’s Main menu.)
Windows version (95, 98, 3.1, NT, etc.) you are using:
Version of software applications you normally use with your printer:
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
If you purchased your printer in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, EPSON
(UK) LTD provides a range of customer services and technical support:
❏ World Wide Web
❏ Faxon EPSON Faxback
❏ Bulletin Board Service
❏ Customer and Warranty Support
❏ Pre Sales Enquiry Desk
See the following sections for details.
World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web browser, you can access
our Web site at http://www.epson.co.uk. Here you will find information on
the latest EPSON products, software drivers, on-line user guides, and
answers to frequently asked questions.
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Faxon EPSON
Contact Faxon EPSON faxback service for support information including
troubleshooting tips, switch settings, and driver information.
To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 in the UK or 0044 1442 227332 from
the Republic of Ireland using a touch-tone phone. You will be asked to follow
a simple routine to register your document request. Once you have entered
your telephone and fax numbers, Faxon EPSON will fax a copy of the
document catalogue to your fax machine.
When you have found the documents that you need in the catalogue, call
Faxon EPSON again and enter the document ID numbers. The documents
will be faxed to you automatically.
Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and utilities
You can call the EPSON Bulletin Board Service on 01442 227479 in the UK or
0044 1442 227479 from the Republic of Ireland. No membership is required.
Make sure that your communications software is set to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity bit, ANSI terminal mode emulation, and a modem speed of up to
28.8 Kbps. Downloading protocols supported include Xmodem, Ymodem,
and Zmodem. See the documentation that came with your communications
software and modem for more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you will be asked for
your name, company name, phone number, and a password (which you can
invent yourself).
Customer and Warranty Support
Our Customer and Warranty Support teams can be contacted by calling 0870
163 7766 in the UK or 0044 0870 163 7766 from the Republic of Ireland. They
can provide the following services:
❏ Technical information on installing, configuring, and operating your
EPSON products
❏ Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within the
warranty period
A full list of EPSON Customer and Warranty Support services is available
on the technical support section of our world wide web pages at http://
www.epson.co.uk/support/ and on Faxon EPSON faxback service in
document number 5085.
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Pre Sales Enquiry Desk
The Enquiry Desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546 in the UK or
1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by faxing 01442 227271 in the UK
or 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of Ireland, and via Email at
info@epson.co.uk. They can provide the following information:
❏ Pre Sales information and literature on new EPSON products (also
available via our world wide web site at http://www.epson.co.uk)
❏ Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables, accessories, and
options
For Australian users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of Customer
Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide the following sources for
obtaining information:
EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and pricing for most
EPSON products offered in Australia. There is also technical information
including details of the latest software and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903
9075 and the system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and drivers. Visit the
BBS to check out the latest versions. If you have a modem, phone (02) 9417
5090.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the EPSON Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth taking your
modem here for the occasional surf! You can get the same information as
offered on the EPSON FAXBACK and the EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
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Your Dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve problems.
The dealer should always be the first call for advice on problems. They can
often solve problems quickly and easily as well as give you advice on the
next step to take.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have
access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in diagnosing
hardware and software problems. They can also advise you on the latest
EPSON products and where the nearest dealer or service agent is located.
Many types of queries are answered here.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
Phone:
Fax:
(02) 9903 9040
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand when you
ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we can help solve the
problem. This information includes the User’s Guide for your EPSON
product, type of computer, operating system, application programs, and any
other information you feel is required.
For Singapore users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
(065)337-7911
(065)334-1185
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For Hong Kong users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are
welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and
English on the Internet to provide users with the following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of EPSON printer drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://
www.epson.com.hk.
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain printer
information and the latest versions of printer drivers. You can log on to the
following number for the BBS service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax
numbers:
Phone:
Fax:
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(852) 2827-4383
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For Philippines users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are
welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the
telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
BBS:
(632) 813-6552
(632) 813-6545
(632) 814-0595
For Hong Kong Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are
welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and
English on the Internet to provide users with the following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
❏ Latest versions of EPSON scanner drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://
www.epson.com.hk.
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain scanner
information and the latest versions of scanner drivers. You can log on to the
following number for the BBS service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
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Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax
numbers:
Phone:
Fax:
(852) 2585-4399
(852) 2827-4383
For Philippines Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are
welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the
telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
BBS:
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Map of SelecType Menus
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Switching between SelecType Menus
The following menu maps show the possible menus and options in
SelecType.
KEY
Pressing the Menu button displays the next menu.
Pressing the Alt + Menu buttons displays the prior menu.
(
F-2
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This is only available with option.
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ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized way of
assigning codes to characters and control codes. The system is widely used by
manufacturers of computers, printers, and software.
auto line feed
A printer feature in which each carriage return code (CR) is automatically
accompanied by a line feed (LF) code.
bitmap font
The dot-by-dot representation of a font. Bitmap fonts are displayed on computer
screens and printed on dot matrix printers. See outline font.
buffer
See memory.
character set
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols used in a particular language.
cpi (characters per inch)
A measure of the size of fixed-width text characters.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the printer is turned on, reset,
or initialized.
dots per inch (dpi)
The number of dots per inch is a measure of printer resolution. The higher the
number of dots, the higher the resolution.
download
To transfer information from the computer to the printer.
download font
A font that is loaded into the printer's memory from an outside source, such as
a computer. Also called soft font.
dpi
See dots per inch.
driver
The part of a software program that converts commands from the program into
commands used by the printer. Also known as the printer driver.
drum
The part of the printer mechanism where the image is formed and transferred to
the paper.
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emulation
See printer emulation.
fixed-width font
A font whose characters are allotted the same amount of horizontal space, no
matter the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M receives the same
amount of space as the letter l.
font
A set of characters and symbols that share a common typographic design and
style.
font family
The collection of all sizes and styles of a font.
halftone
A grayscale image that is composed of small dots. The dots can be close together
to create black or more widely spaced to create gray or white areas in the image.
Newspaper photographs are common examples of halftones.
initialization
The act of returning the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
interface
The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel interface
transmits data one character or code at a time, and a serial interface transmits
data one bit at a time.
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page
that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets.
memory
The part of the printer's electronic system that is used to store information. Some
information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates. Information
that is sent to the printer from the computer (such as downloaded fonts) is stored
in memory temporarily. See also RAM and ROM.
orientation
Refers to the direction in which characters are printed on a page. This direction
is either portrait, like this page, or landscape with the text printed on a page
turned sideways.
outline font
A font whose outline is described mathematically, allowing it to be rendered
(printed or drawn) smoothly at any size.
PCL
The command language built into the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet series printers.
photoconductor unit
A component of the printer that contains a photosensitive print drum.
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A measure of the number of characters per inch (cpi) for fixed-width fonts.
point size
The height of a particular font as measured from the top of the tallest character
to the bottom of the lowest. A point is a typographic unit of measure equivalent
to 1/72 of an inch.
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to landscape, in which
printing is oriented sideways on the page). This is the standard orientation for
printing letters or documents.
printer driver
See driver.
printer emulation
A set of operating commands that determines how data sent from the computer
is interpreted and acted upon. Printer emulations replicate existing printers, such
as the HP LaserJet 4.
proportional font
A font whose characters have varying amounts of horizontal space depending
on the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M takes up more horizontal
space than the lowercase l.
RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM) is where temporary information is stored.
Remote Control Panel
A software utility used to make changes to printer settings, including print
quality, paper size, and RITech.
reset
To refresh the printer's memory and erase the current print jobs.
resident font
A font that is stored permanently in the printer's memory.
resolution
A measure of the fineness and clarity of images produced by the printer
or monitor. Printer resolution is measured in dots per inch. Monitor resolution
is measured in pixels.
RITech
Resolution Improvement Technology. A feature that smooths the jagged edges
of printed lines or shapes.
ROM
Read Only Memory (ROM) is where permanent information is stored.
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sans serif font
A font lacking serifs.
scalable font
See outline font.
serif
The small decorative strokes that come off the main lines of a character.
status sheet
A report that lists the printer settings and other printer information.
symbol set
A collection of symbols and special characters. Symbols are assigned to specific
codes in a character table.
TrueType
An outline font format that was developed jointly by Apple Computer and
Microsoft Corporation. TrueType fonts are outline fonts that can be easily resized
for screen display or for printing.
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Adjusting print density, 1-4
ALT, 5-5
AUX Menu, 5-12, 5-30
ECP mode, A-13
Emulation Menu, 5-10, 5-17
Enhanced MicroGray, 1-5
Envelops, 2-11
Enter, 5-6
EPSON Status Monitor 2, 4-2
Error messages, 6-20
ESCP2 Menu, 5-13, 5-34
Exiting Paper Jam, 6-21
B
Button, 5-5
C
Check Duplex P-size, 6-20
Check Paper Size, 6-20
Cleaning printer, 6-35
Config Menu, 5-11, 5-21
Consumables
Imaging Cartridge, A-19
replacing, 6-31
specifications, A-19
Continue, 5-4, 5-6
Control panel, 1-3, 5-2
Controlling the printer, 1-2
Copies, 5-15
F
Face Up Tray, 3-2, 3-29
Feed Jam, 6-22
Font
available, D-3
downloading, D-6
printer, D-2
samples, D-5
screen, D-2
selecting, D-6
Form Feed, 5-4, 5-6, 6-22
Format Error DIMM, 6-22
FX Menu, 5-13, 5-34
D
Duplex
Cover Open, 6-20
Mem Overflow, 6-21
Print was off, 6-21
Unit, 3-2, 3-20
Unit Fail, 6-21
G
GL/2 context commands, C-6
GL/2 Menu, 5-12, 5-32
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Illegal Aux I/F Card, 6-22
Illegal DIMM, 6-23
Image Optimum, 6-23
Imaging cartridge
installing, 6-31
life, A-19
Insert
Duplex Tray, 6-23
Imaging Crtg, 6-23
LC1, 6-24
Installing
Duplex Unit, 3-20
Face Up Tray, 3-29
optional Lower Cassette, 3-3
memory module, 3-32
optional interface card, 3-18
ROM module, 3-35
Interface options, 3-36
Item, 5-5
Manual Feed, 5-14, 6-24
Mem Overflow, 6-24
Memory Module, 3-31
Menu, 5-5
Menus Locked, 6-25
Mode
LJ4, B-3
PJL, C-15
MP Tray Size, 5-15
J
Jam
in Duplex Tray, 6-24
in Duplex Cover, 6-24
L
Labels, 2-11
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) emulation mode
command, C-3
LJ4 Menu, 5-12, 5-30
Loading paper manually, 2-8
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Need Memory, 6-25
O
OneTouch Modes, 5-4, 5-5, 5-14
On Line, 5-4
Orientation, 5-14
P
Page Size, 5-14
Paper
jam problems, 6-3, 6-25
loading manually, 2-8
specifications, A-2
Paper Jam, 6-3, 6-25
in Duplex, 6-25
Out, 6-26
Set, 6-26
Paper size, 2-10
Paper Source, 5-14
Parallel interface
specifications, A-6
Parallel Menu, 5-11, 5-27
PJL command, C-15
Print overrun, 6-26
Printer
specifications, A-3
driver, 1-2
Open, 6-26
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Problem
memory, 6-18
operational, 6-12
option, 6-19
paper jam, 6-3
print out, 6-13
print quality, 6-13
PS Menu, 5-13, 5-34
V
Value, 5-5
W
Warming up, 6-28
Weight, A-5
Write Error DIMM A, 6-29
Writing DIMM A, 6-29
R
RAM check, 6-27
Replacing
Imaging Cartridge, 6-31
Reset, 5-6, 6-27, 6-30
Reset All, 6-27, 6-30
Reset to Save, 6-27
RITech, 1-4, 5-15
ROM check, 6-27
ROM module, 3-35
S
SelecType, 5-4, 5-5, 5-8
Self test, 6-27
Serial interface, A-14
Serial Menu, 5-12, 5-28
Service Req., 6-28
Setup Menu, 5-11, 5-24
Standby, 6-28
Symbol Sets, B-2
T
Test Menu, 5-10, 5-16
Toner Low, 6-28
Toner Save mode, 5-15
Transparencies, 2-12
Transporting the printer, 6-38
Tray Size Menu, 5-11, 5-20
Troubleshooting
error messages, 6-20
paper jam, 6-3, 6-25
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EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
P.O. Box 2842
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Phone: (+44) 01442 261144
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
Zülpicher Straße 6,
68 bis, rue Marjolin
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (0211) 56030
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Fax: (0211) 5047787
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET, CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Fax: 2-9903-9177
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
TRADING LTD.
China Resources Bldg.,
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 2585-4300
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: 2827-7083
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
Av. de Roma, 18-26
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
MI, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 2-262331
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 2-2440750
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
(Hirooka Office)
R. do Progresso, 471, 1º Perafita
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
399-0785 Japan
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
1998 February
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