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Printer Parts
power switch
face-down tray
cover A
control panel
paper guide
front cover
lower cassette 1
MP tray
lower cassette 2
extention
cover B
Ethernet interface
connector
stopper
Type-B
interface
connector
parallel
interface
connector
optional Duplex Unit
connector
optional Multibin Unit
connector
AC inlet
optional Large
Capacity Paper Unit
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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 392-8502 Japan
Representative:
Address:
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183
AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Model:
Laser Printer
XYB-1
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
Directive 73/23/EEC:
EN 60950
November 1998
H. Horiuchi
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
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Contents
Getting Started
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
About Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
About Making Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
OneTouch modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Ozone safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Laser Printer Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
For United Kingdom Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Chapter 1 Printing with the EPL-N4000
Caution About Turning Off the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Colored paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Basic Printing Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Loading paper in the MP (Multi Purpose) tray . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Loading paper in the lower cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Selecting the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Special Printing Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Loading an uncommon paper size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Printing one sheet at a time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Offset stacking mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
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Chapter 2 Control Panel
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OneTouch mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OneTouch mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making OneTouch settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-7
2-7
2-8
2-8
Chapter 3 Options
Printer Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and Removing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Large Capacity Paper Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-up Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelope Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multibin Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROM module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Large Capacity Paper Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-up Tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelope Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multibin Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-2
3-3
3-3
3-10
3-16
3-28
3-32
3-47
3-53
3-54
3-57
3-57
3-58
3-58
3-60
3-61
Chapter 4 SelecType
When to Use SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Using SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
SelecType Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
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SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Tray Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Config Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Parallel Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
AUX Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
LJ4 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
GL2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
PS3 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
ESCP2 and FX Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
I239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Preventing Paper Feed and Paper Jam Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Option Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Other Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36
Optimizing Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Resolution Improvement Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Adjusting print density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Enhanced MicroGray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-41
Resetting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Cleaning inside cover A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43
Cleaning the printer case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
Finding a new place for the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
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Appendix A Technical Specifications
Paper Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81303✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplex Unit (C81304✽). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multibin Unit (C81305✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Face-up Tray (C81306✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envelope Feeder (C81307✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Imaging Cartridge (S051060) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-2
A-4
A-4
A-5
A-5
A-5
A-6
A-6
A-12
A-13
A-13
A-14
A-15
A-15
A-16
A-16
Appendix B Symbol Sets
Introduction to Symbol Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In LJ4 Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International Set for ISO sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In ESC/P 2 or FX Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International character sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Characters available with the ESC (^ command . . . . . . . .
In I239X Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In EPSON GL/2 Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B-2
B-3
B-21
B-22
B-26
B-27
B-28
B-28
Appendix C Command Summary
LaserJet 4 (LJ4) Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GL/2 context commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESC/P 2 and FX Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESC/P 2 mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FX mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PJL Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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I239X Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Auxiliary functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
AGM mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-18
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
Appendix E Map of SelecType Menus
Switching between SelecType Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2
Glossary
Index
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Getting Started
The EPSON EPL-N4000 printer combines high performance and
reliability with a wide range of features.
To get started with your laser printer, please:
❏ Read the safety information, laser printer precautions, and
important safety instructions in this section.
❏ Use your Hardware Setup Guide to set up and test your new
printer.
❏ Have your network administrator refer to the Administrator’s
Guide to make network settings. Also see the Administrator’s
Guide for instructions on installing printer software.
❏ Attach the small box included in your printer package to the
front of the printer. Keep the Quick Reference Guide in this box
for help on understanding printer messages, clearing paper
jams, and replacing the imaging cartridge.
Refer to this Reference Guide for detailed information about your
printer.
Getting Started
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About This Guide
This guide contains the following information.
Chapter 1, “Printing with the EPL-N4000,” contains information
on general printing operation. Also contains information about
printing on special media.
Chapter 2, “Control Panel,” explains the contents of the printer’s
control panel and how to use the OneTouch Modes.
Chapter 3, “Options,” gives step-by-step instructions for
installing the printer options. Also describes how to use the
options.
Chapter 4, “SelecType,” describes the settings you can make in
SelecType on the control panel. Read this chapter if you cannot
modify a printer setting from your software.
Chapter 5, “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 technical
information about your printer and options.
Appendix B, “Symbol Sets,” lists the symbol sets available in each
emulation mode with 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. Also lists the available fonts with
samples.
Appendix E, “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 network
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
smooths the jagged edges of diagonal lines in both text and
graphics. This gives your documents a clean, crisp, professional
appearance.
In addition, EPSON’s Enhance MicroGray technology provides
you with better halftoning when printing graphics.
This printer is intended to be used on network environments.
After your administrator makes network settings, install the
printer software as instructed by your administrator. The
Administrator’s Guide is included for your administrator in the
printer package.
The printer supports ECP mode in Microsoft® Windows® 95. 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 40 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
You can reduce the amount of toner used by printing rough drafts
using the Toner Save mode.
Options
Memory
The printer comes with 16 MB of memory, which can be expanded
to up to 256 MB.
Interface
The printer comes with a built-in bidirectional parallel interface
and a built-in Ethernet interface. You can install an optional
interface card.
Rom module
The Adobe® PostScript® 3™ Kit (C83232✽) ROM module
generates crisp PostScript output. Installation instructions are
included in this Reference Guide. See also the PostScript Kit’s
documentation.
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product number,
which varies by country.
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Paper Sources
The Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81303✽), which includes lower
paper cassettes 3, 4, and 5, allows you to preload up to 3550 sheets
of paper in combination with the standard paper sources.
MP (Multi Purpose) tray (standard)
Lower Cassette 1 (standard)
Lower Cassette 2 (standard)
Lower Cassette 3 (option)
Lower Cassette 4 (option)
Lower Cassette 5 (option)
50
500
500
500
1000
1000
3550
Envelope Feeder
The Envelope Feeder (C81307✽) prints on various sizes of
envelopes. This option cannot be used with the MP tray.
Duplex Unit
The Duplex Unit (C81304✽) prints on both sides of paper.
Output trays
The Multibin Unit (C81305✽) can be used as a sorter, a multiple
sorter, a mail box, or a large capacity stacker. This 10-bin unit
accommodates up to 1000 printed sheets in total.
The Face-up Tray (C81306✽) holds up to 200 printed sheets with
the printed side up.
When used in combination with the standard face-down tray,
these options can handle up to 1700 printed sheets.
Face-down Tray (standard)
Face-up Tray (option)
Multibin Unit (option)
500
200
1000
1700
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ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON
has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program is
a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment
industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal
computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and
scanners, in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
About Making Printer Settings
You need to make some settings for your printer before printing.
There are three ways you can make these settings:
❏ Using your printer driver (software that runs or “drives” your
printer)
❏ Using the OneTouch modes (control panel shortcuts that
allow you to make several settings quickly)
❏ Using SelecType (control panel functions that allow you to
make even more settings than the printer driver)
If you use a Windows application, use the printer driver that came
with the printer to make settings. For details on your printer
driver, see the driver’s online help.
If you cannot make all the settings you need through the
Windows printer driver, use the OneTouch modes and
SelecType.
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Printer driver
Use the printer driver to easily and conveniently make new
printer settings. Most users may never need to use anything other
than their application software and the printer driver to make
printer settings. You can access the printer driver through an
application’s Print command, or by choosing your printer in your
operating system’s Printers folder or program group. Be aware
that settings you make in your application software override
printer driver settings. See the driver’s online help for more
information.
OneTouch modes
Use the OneTouch modes on the printer control panel to make
printer settings when you cannot make a setting in your
application software or printer driver. The OneTouch modes are
the easiest way to make several basic settings from the printer’s
control panel; however, any settings that can be made in your
software application or printer driver override corresponding
OneTouch mode settings. See “Using the OneTouch Modes” on
page 2-7 for more information.
SelecType
Use the SelecType buttons on the printer’s control panel to make
printer settings when you cannot make a setting in your
application software or printer driver. SelecType has more
detailed options than the OneTouch modes but it may take a few
extra steps to make those settings. See “Using SelecType” on page
4-3 for more information.
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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.
The EPL-N4000 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 with a wavelength of 775 to 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.
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.
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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 0.02 parts per
million (ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted
concentration over an eight (8) hour period.
The EPL-N4000 laser printer generates less than 0.01 ppm for 8
hours of continuous printing in a closed room of approximately
1000 cubic feet (8' × 10' × 12').
Minimize exposure risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone:
❏ Do not use more than one laser printer in a confined area (see
Ozone exposure limit above)
❏ Do not use your printer in conditions of extremely low
humidity
❏ Do not use your printer in a room with poor ventilation
❏ Avoid long, continuous printing in any of the conditions
mentioned above
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and
generated heat 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.
❏ Do not touch the areas specified on the caution labels inside
cover A. If the printer has been in use, these areas can be very
hot.
CAUTION
Hot Surface Avoid Contact
❏ Do not touch 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 imaging 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.
❏ Do not turn the cartridge upside down or stand it on its sides.
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❏ 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.
❏ Do not touch the toner and avoid all contact with your eyes.
❏ Wait for at least one hour before using a cartridge after
moving it from a cool to a warm environment.
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Warning:
Do not dispose of used imaging cartridges in fire, as they can
explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to local
regulations.
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To get the best print quality, do not store the imaging cartridge
in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or corrosive
gasses (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to high
temperatures, humidity, or abrupt changes in temperature 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 H05VVH2F sein.
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung-3. GSGV, 18. 01. 1991: Der
arbeitsplatzbezogene schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger
gemäß ISO 7779.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before operating your printer.
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug the 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 surfaces
or in an enclosure unless proper ventilation is provided.
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❏ 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 have your outlet repaired or replaced.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord might be stepped on.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements for this
printer.
❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts which
could result in fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt
to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers
that are marked “Do Not Remove” exposes you to dangerous
voltage. Refer all servicing in those compartments to service
personnel.
❏ Unplug the printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
A. If liquid has been spilled into it.
B. If it has been exposed to rain or water.
C. 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.
D. If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
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E. If it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating
a need for service.
F. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
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).
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❏ 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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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation
of your printer.
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Chapter 1
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Caution About Turning Off the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Choosing Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Colored paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Basic Printing Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Loading paper in the MP (Multi Purpose) tray . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Loading paper in the lower cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Selecting the paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Special Printing Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Loading an uncommon paper size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Printing one sheet at a time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Offset stacking mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
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Caution:
Do not turn off the printer:
❏ For at least 60 seconds after turning on the printer. Wait
until Ready appears on the display panel.
❏ While the On Line light is blinking.
❏ While the Form Feed light is on or blinking.
Choosing Paper
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.
You can use many kinds of media including stock paper,
envelopes, labels, and overhead projector transparencies. The
printer automatically feeds most types of media from the MP
(Multi Purpose) Tray, except for envelopes. This section describes
each paper feed, which one to use, and how to select and load
paper.
The type of paper you use in your printer can affect the quality of
your printed output. The smoother the paper you use, the
smoother and sharper your printing looks.
For best results, store your paper supply in its original wrapper.
Your printout can be marred by moisture absorbed in the paper.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment.
Following are some recommendations for selecting paper and
other print media for the printer.
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Labels
Use only labels designed for laser printers or plain-paper copiers.
Use the MP tray and lower cassettes to print on these materials.
To prevent the adhesive from coming in contact with printer
parts, always use labels that completely cover the backing sheet
so that no gaps occur between the individual labels.
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 label
sheet when you lift it off, do not use the labels.
Envelopes
Printing quality on envelopes may be irregular because different
parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. If the printing is
too light, adjust the print density in the printer driver or the
printer’s control panel.
Note:
Because thickness and surface characteristics are especially important
for envelopes, test a sample for print quality and proper feeding before
you buy a large number of envelopes.
Colored paper
You can use colored paper as long as it meets the weight limits
shown in the paper specifications. Do not, however, use coated
paper (paper to which a clear or colored coating has been added).
Transparencies
You can use overhead projector transparencies and adhesive
drafting film if they are made for use with plain-paper copiers or
laser printers. Load these media into a lower cassette or the MP
tray.
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Basic Printing Operations
This section covers how to use the standard paper sources. See
Chapter 3, “Options” for information on optional paper sources
and output trays.
Loading paper in the MP (Multi Purpose) tray
The MP tray accommodates various types and sizes of paper and
handles up to 50 sheets of 75 g/m 2, or a stack of paper 5 mm thick.
This tray is useful when printing on paper that you don’t
regularly use. Refer to the table below to load your paper with the
correct orientation.
Loading Orientation
Paper Size
Horizontal
A4, B5, A5, Letter, Government Letter, HalfLetter, International B5, Executive
Vertical
A3, B4, F4, Ledger, Legal, Government Legal,
To confirm paper size dimensions, see Appendix A, “Paper Specifications”.
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Vertical loading orientation
Caution:
Always use the optional Envelope Feeder when you print on
envelopes of sizes other than International B5.
To load paper in the MP tray, follow the steps below.
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1. Open the MP tray if it is closed against the body of the printer.
Pull out the extension if necessary.
2. Fan a stack of paper and tap it on a flat surface to even its
edges. With the printable side down, load the stack by
inserting it all the way into the tray. Make sure the paper lies
below the arrows on the paper guide. Adjust the guide to
match the size of your paper.
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Caution:
Make sure to adjust the paper guides to the paper size you
load; otherwise, the printer will not print properly.
3. Select the paper size and type on the control panel. Press the
Menu button until Tray Menu appears on the display, then
the Item button until MP Tray Size appears. Press Value to
select the paper size, then press Enter. An asterisk (✽) appears
next to the active setting. Then press the Menu button until
MP Type appears and repeat the same procedure to set the
paper type. Press the On Line button to return to Ready.
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Loading paper in the lower cassettes
Lower cassettes 1 and 2 accommodate various types and sizes of
paper. These cassettes are useful for loading paper that you use
regularly or in large amounts. Each cassette handles 500 sheets
allowing you to load a total of 1000 sheets. Refer to the tables
below to load your paper with the correct orientation in the
appropriate cassette.
Lower Cassette 1
Loading Orientation
Paper Size
Vertical
A4, A5, Executive, Letter, Half-Letter
Horizontal
A3, Ledger, Legal, Government Legal
Lower Cassette 2
Loading Orientation
Paper Size
Vertical
A4, Executive, Letter
Horizontal
A3, Ledger, Legal, Government Legal
To confirm paper size dimensions, see Appendix A, “Paper Specifications”.
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Horizontal loading orientation
Caution:
You cannot print on envelopes using the lower cassettes.
To load paper in a lower cassette, follow the steps below.
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1. Pull out the cassette that you want to load.
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2. While pulling up the vertical paper guide, slide it outward as
far as it will go.
3. While pushing down the lever on the horizontal paper guide,
slide it outward as far as it will go.
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4. Fan a stack of paper and tap it on a flat surface to even its
edges. Insert the paper face up into the cassette, placing the
corners of the paper on the arrow mark inside the cassette.
printable side up
Note:
Be sure not to load paper higher than the arrow marks.
5. Adjust the vertical and horizontal paper guides to match the
size of your paper.
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Make sure to adjust the paper guides to the paper size you
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6. Take out the card with paper sizes printed on it. Fold the card
and insert it into the cassette to show the paper size that you
loaded.
7. Push the cassette back into the printer.
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Selecting the paper size
By default, the printer driver is set for A4 size paper to be loaded.
If you load paper of a different size, change the paper size setting
using one of the following methods.
Using the printer driver
Choose the paper size on the Basic Settings menu. For more
information on using the printer driver, see the driver’s online
help.
Using SelecType
On the printer’s control panel, press the Menu button until
Printing Menu appears in the display. Then press Item until Page
Size appears. Press Value to change the paper size setting, then
press the Enter button to activate your setting. An asterisk (✽)
appears next to the activated setting.
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Special Printing Operations
Read this section to learn how to load paper of an uncommon size,
to print one sheet at a time, or to separate print jobs using offset
stacking.
Loading an uncommon paper size
Use the MP tray to load paper with a horizontal measurement
(side A below) of 100 to 297 mm (3.9 × 11.7 in.), or a vertical
measurement (side B below) of 139.7 to 431.8 mm (5.5 × 17 in.).
Make your custom paper size settings in one of the following
methods.
A
B
❏ In the Basic Settings menu of the printer driver, select User
Defined Size in the Paper list box. Type the Paper Width,
Paper Length, and Unit settings for your custom paper. Then
click OK to save your settings.
❏ Access the SelecType mode using the control panel on your
printer (see “Using SelecType” on page 4-3) and set the Page
Size to CTM (custom).
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Printing one sheet at a time
You can print one sheet at a time in the Manual Feed mode. This
mode is helpful when you want to check the print quality after
each page is printed.
To print in the manual feed mode, follow the steps below.
1. Access the printer driver.
Note:
If you have not installed the printer driver, install it as instructed
by your administrator. The "Administrator’s Guide" is included in
this printer package for your administrator.
2. In the Basic Settings menu, select the Manual Feed check box.
3. In the Paper box, scroll through the list of paper sizes and click
the size that matches the paper you will load in the printer.
4. Insert a sheet or stack of the correct size paper into the desired
paper source. 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 on your printer to print. The sheet of paper is
fed and printed.
7. Press On Line again to print the next page of print data, if
necessary. Repeat this step for every page to be printed.
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Offset stacking mode
The offset stacking mode allows you to separate print jobs, or
multiple copies of your document, by alternating their positions
in the face-down tray as shown below.
The offset stacking mode supports the following paper sizes.
A3, A4, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, Executive, A5, Half-Letter
Select the offset stacking mode in one of the following ways.
Using the printer driver
Select Offset Stacking in the printer driver. For more information
on using the printer driver, see the driver’s online help.
Using the SelecType
For information on selecting the offset stacking mode with the
SelecType settings, see “Printing Menu” on page 4-8.
Note:
The offset stacking mode only works with the face-down tray. If you print
in stacker mode, printouts on the optional Multibin Unit are not offset.
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Chapter 2
Control Panel
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Using the OneTouch Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
OneTouch mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
OneTouch mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Making OneTouch settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
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The Control Panel
This chapter shows you how to use the control panel.
Being familiar with your printer’s control panel will help you use
your printer more effectively. The OneTouch modes are also
described here.
Overview
The printer control panel gives you simple 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 printer buttons to select settings and
functions. However, software settings usually override these
settings.
Display
The display shows the following:
❏ Status messages, such as Warming Up, indicating the printer’s
current status.
❏ Error messages, such as Paper Out, identifying maintenance
procedures you must perform or error conditions you need
to correct.
❏ SelecType options, such as Emulation, which allow you to
control printer modes, font selection, paper handling, and
several other printer functions.
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For explanations of status and error messages, see “Status and
Error Messages” on page 5-24. For more information on
SelecType, see Chapter 4, “SelecType”.
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Indicator lights
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 on-line 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
This light, next to the Paper Source
setting, comes on when the printer is
in OneTouch mode 1. For details on
OneTouch modes, see “Using the
OneTouch Modes” on page 2-7.
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OneTouch
mode 2
This light, next to the RITech setting,
comes on when the printer is in
OneTouch mode 2. For details on
OneTouch modes, see “Using the
OneTouch Modes” on page 2-7.
SelecType
This light, next to the Menu setting,
comes on when the printer is in
SelecType mode. For more
information on SelecType, see
Chapter 4, “SelecType”.
Buttons
On Line
Form
Feed
On Line
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Continue
(Reset)
SelecType
(ALT)
Menu
Item
Value
Enter
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and off-line status.
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Selects a OneTouch mode or
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 on-line status. See Chapter 4,
“SelecType” for more information.
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 shown parameter or
setting to its previous value.
Menu
Selects the corresponding OneTouch
mode setting listed above this button
if in OneTouch mode 1 or 2, 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 setting listed above this button
if in OneTouch mode 1 or 2, 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
if in OneTouch mode 1 or 2, or selects
the parameter available within the
current item, after entering the
SelecType mode menu.
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Enter
Selects the corresponding OneTouch
mode option listed above this button
if in OneTouch mode 1 or 2, 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 memory
(Form Feed light is on), prints out the
data and clears the buffer.
Continue
(Reset)
Enables the printer to resume
printing after certain maintenancerequired 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 “Status
and Error Messages” on page 5-24. If
used in combination with the ALT
button, the printer is reset.
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Using the OneTouch Modes
The OneTouch modes are part of the SelecType mode, but they
are more limited and easier to use. The settings you make in these
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 in this
order.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray,
the optional Envelope Feeder, a standard lower paper cassette, or
from an optional 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 details on the Manual Feed
mode, see “Printing one sheet at a time” on page 1-12.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait (Port) or
landscape (Land) orientation.
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OneTouch mode 2
To enter OneTouch mode 2, press the SelecType button
(repeatedly if necessary) until the indicator light next to RITech
comes on, indicating the printer is in OneTouch mode 2. The
current OneTouch mode 2 settings for RITech, Copies, MP Tray
Size, and Toner Save Mode are shown on the display in this order.
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
Specifies the number of copies to be printed, up to 999.
MP Tray Size
Allows you to set the paper size for the MP tray. If you use the
optional Envelope Feeder, you can set the paper size for the
Envelope Feeder, instead.
Toner Save Mode
Turns the Toner Save Mode on or off. When turned on, the printer
saves toner by substituting a gray shade for the black inside
characters. The characters are outlined in full black on the right
and lower edges
Making OneTouch settings
To make OneTouch settings, access one of the modes as described
above and press the button located under the setting you want to
change to cycle forward through the available options. You can
also cycle backward through available options by holding down
ALT (SelecType) while pressing the button under the setting you
want to change.
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Chapter 3
Options
Printer Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Installing and Removing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Face-up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Envelope Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
Multibin Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32
Memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-47
ROM module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53
Optional interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-54
Using the Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-57
Large Capacity Paper Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-57
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-58
Face-up Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-58
Envelope Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-60
Multibin Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-61
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Printer Options
You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the
following options.
❏ The Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81303✽). Fits directly
beneath the printer and increases paper feeding capacity for
most sizes of paper up to A3. Supports the following paper
sizes.
Lower Cassette 3
A3, A4, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, Executive
Lower Cassette 4 or 5
A4, Letter, Exective
Note:
The asterisk (✽) is a substitute for the last digit of the product
number, which varies by country.
❏ The Duplex Unit (C81304✽). Prints on both sides of paper.
Supports the following paper sizes.
A3, A4, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, HLT, GLT, Executive, F4
❏ The Multibin Unit (C81305✽). Can be used as a mailbox,
a sorter, or a large capacity stacker. Output capacity of 1000
printed sheets. Supports the following paper sizes.
A3, A4, A5, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, HLT, GLT,
Executive, F4
❏ The Face-up Tray (C81306✽). Ejects paper with printed side
up. Output capacity of 200 printed sheets.
❏ The Envelope Feeder (C81307✽). Enables you to use the
envelopes listed below. This option cannot be used with the
MP tray.
Monarch, Commercial 10, DL, C5
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❏ Optional interface cards provide a link that enables you to use
the EPL-N4000 with additional serial or parallel interface.
❏ Optional memory modules expand your printer’s memory.
See “Memory modules” on page 3-47.
❏ The Adobe PostScript 3 Kit (C83232✽) ROM module
generates crisp PostScript output.
Before installing an option, read the sheet packed with the option
as well as the installation instructions in this chapter.
Installing and Removing Options
To install an option to the EPL-N4000, follow the steps in this
section. Instructions on removing the options are also included.
Large Capacity Paper Unit
This section describes how to install the Large Capacity Paper
Unit.
Installing the Large Capacity Paper Unit
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
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4. Open the box with the Large Capacity Paper Unit. Cut the
tape that holds the cardboard inserts.
cut here
5. Remove the inserts and all other protective materials inside
the box. Make sure the contents of the package match the
items on the included document.
Note:
Remove the packaging materials from the unit and store them for
future use.
Installing
1. Carefully lift the Large Capacity Paper Unit out of the box
with two or more people, and place it near the printer.
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2. Lock the casters at the bottom of the unit by pushing their
levers down.
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3. At the back of the unit, push the power cable into the slot.
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4. Carefully lift the printer with two or more people.
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with two or more people.
❏ Grasp the printer at the locations indicated below.
left side
right side
5. Align each of the printer’s corners with those of the unit, then
lower the printer until it rests securely on the unit.
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6. Make sure all corners of the printer fit firmly onto the unit.
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After installing
1. Pull out lower cassette 2 as far as it will go. Then lift it up
slightly, and completely remove it.
2. Pull out lower cassette 3. Take out and open the included
package of metal fittings and screws.
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3. Attach the two metal fittings with the screws as shown below.
Note that the shapes of the two fittings are different.
4. Push cassette 3 back into the unit, then replace cassette 2.
5. Pull out cassette 4 and remove the protective materials inside.
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6. Pull out lower cassette 5 and remove the protective materials
inside. Be sure to open the inside cover and remove the
protective insert.
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7. Plug the cable from the Large Capacity Paper Unit into the
appropriate connector at the back of the printer.
8. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
9. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug its power cord into
an electrical outlet.
10. Turn on the printer.
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To confirm that the Large Capacity Paper Unit is installed
correctly, print a status sheet. If lower cassettes 3, 4, and 5 are not
listed on the status sheet, make sure the cable connecting the
Large Capacity Paper Unit to the printer is connected securely.
Duplex Unit
This unit allows you to print on both sides of paper automatically.
To install the unit, follow the instructions below.
Installing the Duplex Unit
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Unpack the Duplex Unit and remove all protective materials.
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the printer will not work properly.
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1. Lift the Duplex Unit with both hands, and face the left side of
the printer.
2. Lower the unit to insert the two matching hooks into the slots
in the MP tray’s holder. Attach the hooks to the corresponding
mounting rods until you hear a click.
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3. Attach the second hook on the right side to the other rod.
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4. Grasp the strap on the left side of the unit and insert the hook
at the end of the strap into the printer’s slot as shown below.
5. Close the Duplex Unit until it clicks.
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6. After removing the protective cover from the cord, plug the
cord of the Duplex Unit into the appropriate connector at the
back of the printer.
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After installing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
To confirm that the Duplex Unit is installed correctly, print a
status sheet. If the unit is not listed on the status sheet, make sure
the cable connecting the Duplex Unit to the printer is connected
securely.
Removing the Duplex Unit
To remove the Duplex Unit, follow the instructions below.
Before removing
1. Turn off the printer.
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2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
Removing
1. Unplug the cord of Duplex Unit from its connector.
2. Open the unit’s DM cover by pulling up its lever.
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3. After completely opening the cover, lift it up slightly.
4. Unhook the hook at the end of the strap and fold it into the
Duplex Unit.
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5. While lifting the unit, unhook the upper right hook as shown
below.
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6. Lift up the Duplex Unit with both hands.
After removing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
Face-up Tray
Installation and removal procedures differ depending on whether
the optional Duplex Unit is installed.
Installing the Face-up Tray (without the Duplex Unit installed)
Follow the instructions below if you will not install the optional
Duplex Unit on your printer.
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Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Unpack the Face-up Tray and remove all protective materials.
Make sure the contents of the package match the items on the
included sheet.
Installing
1. Attach the metal bar with the static barrier shown below to
the printer.
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2. Insert and tighten the two finger screws included with the
Face-up Tray as shown below.
3. Attach the frame to the tray with the two remaining screws.
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4. Hook the top edge of the Face-up Tray around the metal bar
to attach the tray to the printer.
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5. Lower the Face-up Tray.
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After installing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
4. On the control panel’s Setup Menu, set Face-up Enable to
On. See “Using SelecType” on page 4-3.
To confirm that the Face-up Tray is installed correctly, print a
status sheet. If the tray is not listed on the status sheet, try
reinstalling it.
Note:
When replacing the imaging cartridge or clearing a paper jam, make sure
to temporarily remove the Face-up Tray before opening cover A.
To temporarily remove the Face-up Tray, tilt it upward and lift up.
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Installing the Face-up Tray (with the Duplex Unit installed)
Follow the instructions below if you will install both the Face-up
Tray and the optional Duplex Unit.
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Unpack the Face-up Tray and remove all protective materials.
Make sure the contents of the package match the items on the
included sheet.
Installing
1. Push the plate on the optional Duplex Unit in six locations to
detach it. Then remove the plate.
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2. Attach the cover to the printer using the two finger screws
included with the Face-up Tray.
3. Holding the hook as shown below, attach it to the printer by
sliding it into the slot.
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4. To attach the tray, hook the slots on both sides of the Face-up
Tray to the corresponding pegs.
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5. Lower the Face-up Tray.
After installing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
4. On the control panel’s Setup Menu, set Face-up Enable to
On. See “Using SelecType” on page 4-3.
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To confirm that the Face-up Tray is installed correctly, print a
status sheet. If the tray is not listed on the status sheet, try
reinstalling it.
Note:
You can open the DM cover without detaching the Face-up Tray. The
tray remains angled to hold printed sheets.
Removing the Face-up Tray (without the Duplex Unit installed)
To remove the Face-up Tray completely from the printer, follow
the instructions below.
Before removing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
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Removing
1. Unhook the Face-up Tray by tilting it upward and lifting up
slightly. Then pull it away from the printer.
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2. Loosen and remove the two screws as shown below.
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3. Remove the metal bar from the printer.
After removing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is off. Plug the power cord into an
electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
Make sure to save all parts for future use.
Removing the Face-up Tray (with the Duplex Unit installed)
To remove the Face-up Tray completely from the printer, follow
the instructions below.
Before removing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
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Removing
1. Turn the Face-up Tray upward and lift it up.
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2. Detach the hook from the cover.
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3. Loosen and remove the two screws to detach the cover.
After removing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
Make sure to save all parts for future use.
Envelope Feeder
To install the Envelope Feeder, you must remove the MP tray first.
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Installing the Envelope Feeder
Follow the instructions below.
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Unpack the Envelope Feeder and remove all protective
materials.
Installing
1. Remove the MP tray by lifting it slightly and pulling it out
toward you. The MP tray does not detach easily; use sufficient
force to pull it away from the printer.
2. After unpacking the Envelope Feeder, hold it horizontally
with both hands.
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3. Push it straight into the printer until it clicks firmly into place.
After installing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
To confirm that the Envelope Feeder is installed correctly, print a
status sheet. If the feeder is not listed on the status sheet, try
reinstalling it.
Removing the Envelope Feeder
Note:
❏ When replacing the imaging cartridge or clearing a paper jam, make
sure to temporarily remove the Envelope Feeder before opening cover
A.
❏ Always have either the Envelope Feeder or the MP tray installed. If
neither of them are installed, the message Set MP Tray appears on
the control panel.
To remove the Envelope Feeder, follow the instructions below.
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Before removing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
Removing
1. Slightly lift the Envelope Feeder and pull it out toward you.
The Envelope Feeder does not detach easily; use sufficient
force to pull it away from the printer.
2. Push the MP tray straight into the printer until it clicks firmly
into place.
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After removing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
the printer, then into an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
Multibin Unit
This unit can be used as a mailbox, a sorter, a multiple sorter, or
a large capacity stacker. To install, follow the instructions below.
Installing the Multibin Unit
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Open the box from the top. Without removing the Multibin
Unit, take out all other parts and protective materials from the
box.
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Installing the side brackets
1. Open the box inside and take out the bracket that fits on the
right side of the Large Capacity Paper Unit (see illustration).
2. Align the two pins on the bracket with the holes on the right
side of the printer. Insert the pins into the Large Capacity
Paper Unit, then lower the bracket until it is firmly attached.
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3. Insert one of the included screws shown above into the hole
in the bracket and tighten.
4. Remove the protective cover from the remaining bracket, then
repeat steps 2 and 3 to install the bracket to the left side of the
printer.
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Installing the top bracket
1. Remove the protective cover from the top bracket.
2. With the orientation shown below, insert the two legs of the
top bracket into the side brackets and push down evenly on
both sides until the bracket clicks into place.
stopper
Keep this pole on the
side with the MP tray,
opposite from the
stopper.
MP tray
3. Remove the protective material from the top pin.
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Installing the Multibin Unit
1. Pull away the four clips from the box, then lift the box up.
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2. Lift the Multibin Unit out of the box and place it on the floor
as shown below. Remove the protective material just before
installing the unit to the printer.
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3. Grasp the Multibin Unit at the solid areas shown below.
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(the latch on cover D and the end of the arm). Attempting so
can damage the cover or the unit.
4. Lift the unit and align the pole on the Multibin Unit with the
pole of the top bracket as shown below.
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5. Lower the Multibin Unit until the plate on the Multibin Unit
is slightly higher than the top of the pin on the top bracket.
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6. Push the Multibin Unit horizontally into the pole on the top
bracket as shown below.
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7. Lower the Multibin Unit until the pin fits completely into the
hole on the plate.
8. Make sure the bottom part of the unit is set above and parallel
with the printer.
Locking the Multibin Unit
1. Remove the protective tape as shown below.
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2. Open cover D and detach the grip from the inside. To detach
the grip, push the button near the side of the grip, lower the
grip a little, then pull it away from the Multibin Unit.
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3. Attach the grip on the opposite side of Multibin Unit. To do
this, align the grip’s metal bracket with the slot in the top
bracket, then insert the grip into the hollow on the side of
Multibin Unit. Push in until it clicks.
Note:
Be sure to lock the Multibin Unit by attaching the handle as
explained above.
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After installing
1. Open cover D and remove all protective materials inside and
outside the Multibin Unit.
2. Attach the sheet stopper by inserting its two ends into the
holes on the top and bottom bin.
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3. Plug the cord of the Multibin Unit into the appropriate
connector on the back of the printer.
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4. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
5. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
6. Turn on the printer.
To confirm that the Multibin Unit is installed correctly, print a
status sheet by pushing the Enter button on the control panel two
times while the printer is on line. If the unit is not listed on the
status sheet, make sure the cable connecting the Multibin Unit to
the printer is connected securely.
Removing the Multibin Unit
Follow the instructions below.
Before removing
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
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3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Unplug the cord of the Multibin Unit from its connector on
the back of the printer.
5. Detach the sheet stopper by pulling its ends out of the top and
bottom bins.
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Unlocking the Multibin Unit
1. Detach the grip at the back by pushing the button and pulling
out the grip, as shown below.
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2. Push the tab of the lock down and pull it away from the unit
until it unlocks.
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3. Open cover D and attach the grip to the inside of the unit. To
do so, position the grip as shown below, push it in and lift it
up slightly until it clicks.
Removing the Multibin Unit
1. Grasp the Multibin Unit at the solid areas below.
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2. Lift the unit up, completely away from the pin on the top
bracket.
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3. Move the unit away from the pole on the top bracket.
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Caution:
If you place the Multibin Unit temporarily on a desk or floor,
always keep the bins pointing up as shown below; doing
otherwise can damage the unit.
4. Push in the plastic tabs on the inside of both side brackets, and
lift up the top bracket.
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After removing
1. Reconnect any interface cables you removed.
2. Make sure the printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into
an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the printer.
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Memory modules
By installing a memory module in both open slots, you can
increase printer memory up to 256 MB. You may want to add
memory if you are having difficulty printing complex, graphicsintensive pages, using the Multibin Unit with the Duplex Unit, or
if you regularly use numerous downloaded fonts.
You can purchase memory modules from various vendors. Be
sure the memory module you purchase meets the following
requirements.
❏ Synchronous Dynamic RAM Double In-line Memory Module
(SD RAM DIMM)
❏ 168-pin type, 64 bit, with SPD
❏ Capacity of 16, 32, 64, or 128 MB
❏ Access speed of 66.66 MHz or higher (15 ns or less)
❏ Height of less than 40 mm
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Installing a memory module
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
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To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to install a memory
module unless the printer is turned off.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove all interface cables from the interface connectors.
4. Remove the Multibin Unit if it is installed. See “Removing the
Multibin Unit” on page 3-41.
5. Open the top cover of the face-down tray with your fingers.
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6. Loosen the two retaining screws and remove the plate.
Note:
To avoid loosing the retaining screws, do not remove them
completely from the plate.
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you remove the shield cover. They may be very hot if the
printer has been in use.
Installing
1. Slots for memory modules are located as shown below.
SLOT S0
SLOT S1
SLOT S2
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2. Pull the clips on each side of SLOT S1 outward.
3. Hold the memory module above SLOT S1 with the following
orientation, then push it down into SLOT S1. Do not apply too
much force.
4. At the right side, push the bottom corner of the memory
module until the clip comes up.
5. With the other hand, push the bottom corner of the memory
module until the clip comes up to retain the memory module
securely.
6. To install another memory module in SLOT S2, repeat steps
2 through 5.
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After installing
1. Replace the plate to its original position. Place the two outside
tabs of the plate under the edge of the opening with the inside
tabs on top of the edge.
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2. Push the plate down into place.
3. Tighten the two screws that you loosened earlier.
4. Gently replace the top cover until it clicks shut.
To confirm that the memory module is installed correctly, print a
status sheet.
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Removing a memory module
1. Follow the steps in “Before installing” on page 3-48 to access
the memory slot.
2. Pull the clips on each side of SLOT S1 or S2 outward to release
the memory module.
Note:
SLOT S0 should always have a memory module installed.
3. Grasp both sides of the memory module and pull the module
out.
4. Follow steps 1 through 4 in “After installing” on page 3-51 to
complete the procedure.
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ROM module
Follow the instructions below to install the Adobe PostScript 3 Kit
ROM module (C83232✽).
Installing the ROM module
1. Follow steps 1 through 6 in “Before installing” on page 3-48.
2. Slots for ROM modules are located as shown below.
SLOT B
SLOT A
3. Hold the ROM module with the following orientation, then
push the ROM module into SLOT A evenly until the button
comes up.
4. Follow steps 1 through 4 in “After installing” on page 3-51 to
complete the procedure.
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Removing the ROM module
1. Follow steps 1 through 6 in “Before installing” on page 3-48.
2. Locate the button on the side of the SLOT housing for the
ROM module you want to remove. Push down the button
until the module comes up.
3. Pull the ROM module up and out of the slot.
4. Follow steps 1 through 4 in “After installing” on page 3-51 to
complete the procedure.
Optional interfaces
This section describes how to install the following optional
interface cards.
❏ To add a direct connection to an Ethernet system, use an
optional Ethernet Card (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 your GPIB network, use the
GPIB Interface Card (C82313✽).
Installing an interface card
Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
Before installing
1. Turn off the printer.
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To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to install a card
unless the printer is turned off.
2. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
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1. Turn the printer so its back faces you.
2. Remove the two screws that secure the interface slot cover
and remove the cover.
3. With the component side of the optional interface card facing
up, slide the interface card into the grooves of the interface
slot as shown below. Push the card firmly to lock it into place.
4. Secure the interface card with the two retaining screws.
To confirm that the interface card is installed correctly, print a
status sheet.
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Using the Options
After installing the options, read the usage instructions below.
Make sure you select the option or options that you have installed
in the printer driver’s Option menu.
Large Capacity Paper Unit
Be sure to select the paper source in your application program
when printing to the Large Capacity Paper Unit. Since the
selection method varies from application to application, see your
software documentation for more information.
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Unit.
Lower cassette 3
Follow the loading instructions in “Loading paper in the lower
cassettes” on page 1-6. Paper sizes and loading orientations match
those for cassette 2.
Lower cassettes 4 and 5
These cassettes can each store 1000 sheets and are helpful for
storing paper you use often and in large amounts.
They accept the following paper sizes: A4, Letter, Executive.
Use the included stickers with paper sizes printed on them to
identify the paper size being used in each cassette.
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Duplex Unit
The Duplex Unit enables you to print on both sides of plain paper
and supports the following paper sizes.
A3, A4, Ledger, Letter, HLT, Legal, GLG, Executive.
To use the Duplex Unit, select the duplex function in your printer
driver or in SelecType.
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Duplex Unit.
Face-up Tray
The Face-up Tray holds up to 200 sheets with the printed side up.
Use this option to view the printouts during printing.
To use the Face-up Tray, set Face-up Enable to On in SelecType.
Note:
To eject printouts on the Face-up Tray in decreasing order from the
bottom, select the function in your software that enables you to print
from the last page, if available.
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When you use the Face-up Tray with the Duplex Unit installed,
you can open the DM cover without detaching the Face-up Tray.
The tray remains angled to hold printed sheets.
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When you use the Face-up Tray without the Duplex Unit
installed, temporarily remove the Face-up Tray before replacing
the imaging cartridge or clearing a paper jam.
To temporarily remove the Face-up Tray, tilt it upward and lift up.
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Envelope Feeder
The Envelope Feeder enables you to print on the following
envelopes.
Monarch, Commercial 10, DL, C5
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envelopes listed above; otherwise, the printer will not work
properly and can be damaged.
Note:
You can print on International B5 envelopes with the MP tray.
1. Always load envelopes in the Envelope Feeder with their
flaps folded and facing up, as shown below.
2. Adjust the paper guide to match the envelope size and lower
the bar onto the envelopes to feed them correctly.
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Make sure to adjust the paper guides to the envelope size you load;
otherwise, the printer will not print properly.
Multibin Unit
This optional output unit with 10 bins, each with a capacity of 100
sheets, can be used in three ways; as a mailbox, a sorter, a multiple
sorter, or a large capacity stacker. Consult your administrator to
set the output mode of the unit.
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Multibin Unit.
Note:
❏ Changing the output mode too frequently could cause confusion and
should be avoided.
❏ Before changing the output mode, always consult your printer’s
administrator and inform all other users of the changes.
❏ Have your administrator select the output mode in the SelecType
on the printer’s control panel or the Remote Control Panel utility.
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Using the mailbox feature
The mailbox mode allows each bin to be assigned to an individual
or department.
When in the mailbox mode, if bin 1 (the first bin from the top) is
assigned to you, you always need to select bin 1 as your output
tray in the printer driver when sending a job to this printer.
Make sure all users know who uses which bin. To avoid
confusion, write the name of each user next to the corresponding
bin on the numbered strip. Open the clear plastic cover to access
the numbered strip.
Using it as a sorter
You can use the Multibin Unit as a sorter, like those on copiers.
In this mode, you can print a total of ten copies for each print job,
one copy in each bin. To print more than ten copies at a time, use
the Multiple Sorter mode (see the following explanation).
Using it as a multiple sorter
The Multiple Sorter mode expands the capabilities of the Sorter
mode by ejecting multiple copies of a print fob into each bin. This
allows you to print more than ten copies of a print job at a time,
up to one thousand sheets. You must have at least 64 MB of
memory installed in your printer to use this mode. If the required
amount of memory is not installed, only one copy will be printed.
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Using it as a large capacity stacker
The Multibin Unit can function as an additional output tray, in
combination with the standard face-down tray. This combination
allows you to print 1500 sheets in total.
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Note:
❏ The offset stacking mode is not available with the Multibin Unit.
❏ To avoid mixing print jobs, remove all printed sheets from every bin
after you print a print job in the stacker mode.
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Chapter 4
SelecType
When to Use SelecType . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Using SelecType. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
SelecType Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
SelecType Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Tray Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Config Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Parallel Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
AUX Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
LJ4 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
GL2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
PS3 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
ESCP2 and FX Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
I239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
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When to Use SelecType
In general, use SelecType only for settings you cannot make in
your application software or printer driver, including the
following:
❏ Changing the emulation modes and selecting the IES
(Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
❏ Specifying a channel and configuring the interface
❏ Choosing the size of the memory buffer used to receive data
Keep in mind the following when using SelecType settings:
❏ A number of SelecType settings can also be made using the
OneTouch modes and 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.
❏ A map of all available SelecType menus is included in
Appendix E.
Note:
Several SelecType settings that cannot be made with your application
software or printer driver can be made with the Remote Control Panel
utility, depending on your PC’s operating system. For more information,
ask your printer’s administrator.
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Using SelecType
Note:
You can directly access certain menu items using the OneTouch modes.
For more information, see “Using the OneTouch Modes” on page 2-7.
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1. To enter SelecType mode, press Menu.
2. To change the settings, press Menu, Item, or Value.
❏ To select a new menu, press Menu.
❏ To select an item (setting) in a menu, press Item.
❏ To select a value (parameter) for an item, press Value.
❏ To activate a new setting, press Enter. An asterisk (✽)
appears.
❏ Press ALT to select a menu, item, or value in reverse order.
See Appendix E, “Map of SelecType Menus” for a map
showing the order that SelecType menus are displayed.
3. To exit SelecType mode, press On Line or SelecType.
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SelecType Menus
This section gives a brief description of the menus in SelecType
and lists the settings available on each menu. For more detailed
descriptions of the settings, see “SelecType Settings” on page 4-7.
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Menu
Items
Test Menu
Status Sheet, LJ4 Font Sample, ESCP2 Font
Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X Font Sample, PS3
Status Sheet*, PS3 Font Sample*, Network Status
Sheet
Emulation Menu
Parallel, Network, AUX*
Printing Menu
Paper Source, Page Size, Wide A4, Orientation,
Out Bin, Copies, Manual Feed, Resolution, Skip
Blank Page, Duplex*, Binding*, Start Page*,
Offset Stacking
Tray Menu
MP Tray Size, ENV Tray Size*, MP Type, LC1 Type,
LC2 Type, LC3 Type*, LC4 Type*, LC5 Type*
Config Menu
RITech, Toner Save, Density, Top Offset, Left
Offset, T Offset B*, L Offset B*, Size Ignore, Auto
Cont, Page Protect, Image Optimum
Setup Menu
Interface, Time Out, Standby, Lang,Toner, Faceup Enable, Multibin*, Page Count, SelecType Init
Parallel Menu
Speed, Bi-D, Buffer Size
Network Menu
Get IPAddress, IP Byte1, IP Byte2, IP Byte3, IP
Byte4, SM Byte1, SM Byte2, SM Byte3, SM Byte4,
GW Byte1, GW Byte2, GW Byte3, GW Byte4,
Buffer Size
AUX Menu*
Buffer Size
LJ4 Menu
Font Source, Font Number, Pitch, Height, SymSet,
Form, Source SymSet*, Dest SymSet*,
CR Function, LF Function
GL2 Menu
GLMode, Scale, Origin, Pen, End, Join, Pen0,
Pen1, Pen2 to Pen6
PS3 Menu*
Error Sheet
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Items
ESCP2 Menu
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T.Margin, Text, CG
Table, Country, Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image,
ZeroChar
FX Menu
Font, Pitch, Condensed, T.Margin, Text, CG
Table, Country, Auto CR, Auto LF, Bit Image,
ZeroChar
I239X Menu
Font, Pitch, Code Page, T.Margin, Text, Auto CR,
Auto LF, Alt. Graphics, Bit Image, ZeroChar,
CharacterSet
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* These Items appear only when the corresponding option is installed.
Test Menu
From this menu you can perform an internal test printing which
includes information on the printer’s current settings and
available fonts.
Emulation Menu
This menu allows you to set the default emulation mode for each
interface.
Printing Menu
Most of these settings can be made during daily use with your
printer driver software. Always check the software settings as
they override the Printing Menu settings.
Tray Menu
Tray size settings specify the paper size you load in the MP tray
and optional Envelope Feeder. Tray type settings are for selecting
the paper type loaded in the MP tray or lower paper cassettes 1
through 5 (lower cassettes 3, 4, and 5 are part of the optional Large
Capacity Paper Unit.)
Config Menu
This menu allows you to control certain printer operations such
as the Toner Save feature, RITech, and density settings.
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Setup Menu
This menu allows you to customize various printer modes, select
a control panel language, check the total pages printed to date,
and check the toner counter.
Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the computer when using a parallel interface.
Network Menu
This menu allows you to control the internal network settings.
AUX Menu
This menu allows you to control the optional interface settings.
LJ4 Menu
These settings control the fonts and symbol sets when in LJ4
mode.
GL2 Menu
These settings are available only when the printer is in GL2 mode.
PS3 Menu
These settings are available only when the optional Adobe
PostScript 3 Kit is installed. For more information, refer to your
Adobe PostScript 3 documentation.
ESCP2 Menu
These settings are available only when the printer is in ESC/P 2
mode.
FX Menu
These settings are available only when the printer is in FX mode.
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I239X Menu
These settings are available only when the printer is in I239X
mode.
SelecType Settings
Read this section for a complete description of the settings
available on the SelecType menus. In the following tables, bold
type indicates standard factory settings.
Test Menu
Press Item to select a sheet or font sample, then press Enter to
print. There are no settings to select by pressing Value.
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After you print these samples, user-defined data stored in the
printer, such as download fonts, may be erased depending on
which sample you printed.
Status Sheet, PS3 Status Sheet*
Prints a sheet describing the current printer features. Use this
option to check whether your printer is working correctly.
LJ4 Font Sample, ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X Font
Sample, PS3 Font Sample*
Prints a sample of the fonts available for your selected printer
emulation.
*Available only when Adobe PostScript 3 Kit is installed.
Network Status Sheet
Prints parameters in the internal network settings.
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Emulation Menu
Use this menu to select the printer emulation mode. You can
specify different emulations for each interface; in other words, for
each computer you connect. Since each emulation mode has its
own specific options, make settings in the LJ4, ESCP2, FX, GL2,
or I239X menus, as necessary. The options you can set are the same
for every interface.
Item
Values
Parallel
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3*, GL2
Network
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3*, GL2
AUX
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3*, GL2
* Available only when the Adobe PostScript 3 Kit is installed.
Printing Menu
The settings in the Printing menu can be made from within your
software. The settings you make in your software override
SelecType settings.
Some items in the Printing menu can be accessed directly through
the OneTouch Modes. See “Using the OneTouch Modes” on page
2-7.
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Item
Values
Paper Source
Auto, MP, ENV*, LC1, LC2, LC3*, LC4*, LC5*
Page Size
A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG,
B, EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, IB5, CTM
Wide A4
Off, On
Orientation
Port, Land
Out Bin
Face-down, Face-up*, Mailbox1*,
Mailbox2*, to Mailbox10*, Stacker*, Sorter*
Copies
1 to 999
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Values
Manual Feed
Off, On
Resolution
600, 300
Skip Blank Page
Off, On
Duplex*
Off, On
Binding*
Long Edge, Short Edge
Start Page*
Front, Back
Offset Stacking
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Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray,
the optional Envelope Feeder, the standard lower paper cassette,
or from an optional lower paper cassette.
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the paper source containing
paper that matches your Page Size setting.
Note:
You can also make this setting directly from OneTouch Mode 1.
Page Size
Specifies the paper size.
Note:
You can also make this setting directly from OneTouch Mode 1.
Wide A4
Enables you to print 80 columns on A4 portrait sheet when you
print from a DOS application. Selecting this setting changes the
right and left margins from 4 mm to 3.4 mm.
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Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape
orientation. This page is printed in portrait orientation.
Note:
You can also make this setting directly from OneTouch Mode 1.
Out Bin
Specifies the output destination if you have installed either the
optional Face-up Tray or Multibin Unit.
Copies
Designates the number of copies to be printed, up to 999.
Note:
You can also make this setting directly from OneTouch Mode 2.
Manual Feed
Allows you to select manual feed mode for all paper sources. For
details on manual feed mode, see “Printing one sheet at a time”
on page 1-12.
Note:
You can also make this setting directly from OneTouch Mode 1.
Resolution
Switches the resolution between 300 and 600 dpi.
Skip Blank Page
Enables you not to print the blank pages. This setting is not
available when you print in GL2, ESCP2, FX, or I239X mode.
Duplex
Turns duplex printing on or off. This item is available only when
the Duplex Unit is installed.
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Binding
Specifies the binding direction of the printout. This item is
available only when the Duplex Unit is installed.
Start Page
Specifies whether printing starts from the front or back side of the
page. This item is available only when the Duplex Unit is
installed.
Offset Stacking
Lets you separate each set of printed copies when printing to the
face-down tray. When this setting is on, the first and second set
of printed copies or print jobs are ejected to slightly different
locations on the face-down tray. This process is repeated,
resulting in each set of printed copies or print jobs being offset
from the previous set.
Tray Menu
Use this menu to make the paper size and paper type settings for
each paper source.
Item
Values
MP Tray Size
A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, B HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG,
EXE, F4, IB5
ENV Tray Size*
C5, DL, C10, MON
MP Type
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead,
Prepunched, Bond, Recycled, Color,
Trnsprncy, Labels
LC1 Type
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead,
Prepunched, Bond, Recycled, Color,
Trnsprncy, Labels
LC2 Type
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead,
Prepunched, Bond, Recycled, Color,
Trnsprncy, Labels
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Values
LC3 Type*
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead,
Prepunched, Bond, Recycled, Color,
Trnsprncy, Labels
LC4 Type*
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead,
Prepunched, Bond, Recycled, Color,
Trnsprncy, Labels
LC5 Type*
Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead,
Prepunched, Bond, Recycled, Color,
Trnsprncy, Labels
* These appear only when the corresponding option is 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.
Env Tray Size
Allows you to set the envelope size for the Envelope Feeder.
MP Type
Displays the paper type you are selecting for the MP tray.
LC1 Type, LC2 Type, LC3 (option) Type, LC4 (option) Type, LC5
(option) Type
Displays the paper type you are selecting for the standard or
optional lower paper cassette.
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Item
Values
RITech
On, Off
Toner Save
Off, On
Density
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Top Offset
-150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
Left Offset
-150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
T Offset B*
-150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
L Offset B*
-150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments
Size Ignore
Off, On
Auto Cont
Off, On
Page Protect
Auto, On
Image Optimum
Auto, Off, On
* These appear only when the corresponding option is installed.
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 or off. When turned on, the printer
saves toner by substituting a gray shade for the black inside of
characters. The characters are outlined in full black on the right
and lower edges.
Note:
You can also make Toner Save settings directly from OneTouch Mode 2.
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Density
Adjusts the print density to make your printout 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.
Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical position of the printing on
the page.
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Be sure that the printed image does not exceed the edge of paper.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Left Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal position of the printing
on the page. This is useful for fine adjustment when you are using
the manual feed mode.
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Be sure that the printed image does not exceed the edge of paper.
Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
T Offset B
Adjusts 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 available only when the
Duplex Unit is installed.
L Offset B
Adjusts 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 available only when the
Duplex Unit is installed.
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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 transferred onto the paper
properly. When this item is off, the printer stops printing if a paper
size error occurs.
Auto Cont
Permits the printer to automatically continue printing after a
certain period of time when one of the following errors occurs:
Paper Set, Print Overrun or Mem Overflow. When this option is
off, you must press the Continue button to resume printing.
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 very 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 on, the quality of graphics is reduced.
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Setup Menu
Item
Values
Interface
Auto, Parallel, Network, AUX*
Time Out
0, 5 ... 60 ... 300 seconds in 1 increments
Standby
Enable, Disable
Lang
English, Français, Deutsch, ITALIANO,
ESPAÑOL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederl., SUOMI,
Português
Toner
E****F
Face-up Enable
Off, On
Multibin*
Mailbox, Stacker, Sorter, MultiSort
Page Count
0 to 99999999
SelecType Init
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* These appear only when the corresponding option is installed.
Interface
Specifies whether the printer can receive data through all the
interfaces available or only through the one selected.
Time Out
Sets the length of time 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 channels.
Standby
Saves power by reducing the power to the fixing heater if the
printer receives no data for 60 minutes. In this mode, the printer
begins warming up as soon as you send a print job; it then warms
up and is ready to print in about 60 seconds at rated voltage.
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Lang
Specifies the language displayed on the control panel and printed
on the status sheet.
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%)
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Face-up Enable
Turn this setting on after installing the optional Face-up Tray. If
you do not select ON, you cannot use the Face-up Tray even
though it is physically installed in the printer.
Note:
❏ After changing this setting, reset the printer to make the new setting
effective. To reset the printer, press the Continue and SelecType
buttons simultaneously. Alternatively, turn off the printer, then
after 5 seconds, turn it back on.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the On Line
light is not blinking when you reset the printer.
Multibin
Selects the setting for the optional Multibin Unit. If you want to
use alternate settings for the Multibin Unit, always consult your
printer’s administrator and inform all other users of the changes
to avoid confusion. We recommend not changing these settings
often.
Note:
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❏ After changing this setting, reset the printer to make the new
settings effective. To reset the printer, press the Continue and
SelecType buttons simultaneously. Alternatively, turn off the
printer, then after 5 seconds, turn it back on.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the On Line
light is not blinking when you reset the printer.
Page Count
Displays the total number of sheets printed by this printer.
SelecType Init.
Erases all the SelecType settings you have changed, and resets
them to the default settings.
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Parallel Menu
Item
Values
Speed
Fast, Normal
Bi-D
Nibble, ECP, Off
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
Speed
Specifies the pulse width of the ACKNLG signal on receiving data
in the Compatibility mode or Nibble mode. When this option is
set to Fast, the pulse width is about 10 ms. When this option is set
to Normal, the pulse width is about 1 ms.
Bi-D
Enables or disables bidirectional communication.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data
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 default setting is Normal.
Note:
❏ After changing this setting, reset the printer to make the new setting
effective. To reset the printer, press the Continue and SelecType
buttons simultaneously. Alternatively, turn off the printer, then
after 5 seconds, turn it back on.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the On Line
light is not blinking when you reset the printer.
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Network Menu
These items are for making network settings. Have your network
administrator make these settings while referring to the
Administrator’s Guide.
Item
Values
Get IPAddress
Panel, DHCP, PING
IP Byte 1
0 to 255
IP Byte 2
0 to 255
IP Byte 3
0 to 255
IP Byte 4
0 to 255
SM Byte 1
0 to 255
SM Byte 2
0 to 255
SM Byte 3
0 to 255
SM Byte 4
0 to 255
GW Byte 1
0 to 255
GW Byte 2
0 to 255
GW Byte 3
0 to 255
GW Byte 4
0 to 255
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
Note:
❏ After changing these settings, reset the printer to make the new
settings effective. To reset the printer, press the Continue and
SelecType buttons simultaneously. Alternatively, turn off the
printer, then after 5 seconds, turn it back on.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the On Line
light is not blinking when you reset the printer.
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AUX Menu
Item
Values
Buffer Size
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data
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 default setting is Normal.
Note:
❏ After changing these settings, reset the printer to make the new
settings effective. To reset the printer, press the Continue and
SelecType buttons simultaneously. Alternatively, turn off the
printer, then after 5 seconds, turn it back on.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the On Line
light is not blinking when you reset the printer.
LJ4 Menu
Item
Values
FontSource
Resident, Download, ROM A*, ROM B*
Font Number
0 to 65535 (depending on your settings)
Pitch
0.44 ... 10.00 ... 99.99 cpi in 0.01increments
Height
4.00 ... 12.00 ... 999.75 pt in 0.25 increments
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 ... 64 ... 128 lines
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Source SymSet**
0 ... 277 ... 3199
Dest SymSet**
0 ... 277 ... 3199
CR Function
CR, CR+LF
LF Function
CR, CR+LF
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** These may not appear depending on the country of purchase.
Note:
If you always use the HP LaserJet 4 printer driver in your software, you
should change settings using your software. The software settings
always override the LJ4 menu options.
FontSource
Specifies the default font source.
Font Number
Specifies the default font number for the default font source.
Pitch
Specifies the default font pitch if the font is scalable and fixedpitch. You can select from 0.44 to 99.99 CPI, in increments of 0.01
CPI. This item may not appear depending on the FontSource or
Font Number settings.
Height
Specifies the default font height if the font is scalable and
proportional. You can select from 4.00 to 999.75 points, in
increments of 0.25 points. This item may not appear depending
on the FontSource or Font Number settings.
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SymSet
Specifies the default symbol set. If the font you selected in
FontSource and Font Number is not available in the new SymSet
setting, the FontSource and the Font Number values are
automatically replaced with the default value.
Form
Specifies the number of lines for the selected paper size and
orientation. This also causes a line spacing (VMI) change, and the
new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that later
changes in the Page Size or the Orientation settings cause changes
in the Form value, based on the stored VMI.
Source SymSet, Dest SymSet
Available only in certain locations where printers are sold with a
special ROM module installed to handle specific languages.
CR Function, LF Function
These functions are included for users of particular operating
systems, such as Unix.
GL2 Menu
The EPSON GL/2 mode emulates a plotter, allowing you to use
software which requires a plotter for output. This mode has two
operation modes, the GLlike and LJ4GL2 modes. GLlike emulates
Hewlett-Packard’s pen plotters while LJ4GL2 emulates HP’s
electrostatic plotters. 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.
Item
Values
GL-Mode
GLlike, LJ4GL2
Scale
Off, A0, A1, A2, A3
Origin
Corner, Center
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Item
Values
Pen
Pen0, Pen1, Pen2, Pen3, Pen4, Pen5, Pen6
End
Butt, Square, Triangular, Round
Join
Mitered, Miteredbeveled, Triangular,
Round, Beveled, None
Pen 0 through 6
0.05 ... 0.35 ... 5.00 mm in 0.05 increments
GL-Mode
Specifies the GL/2 operation mode; either GLlike (HP pen plotter
emulation) or LJ4GL2 (HP LaserJet 4 GL/2 emulation).
Scale
Specifies the original output size from the plotter’s software. The
actual output size will be reduced to the Page Size set in the
Printing Menu.
Origin
Specifies whether the logical origin of the “plotter” is from the
corner or the center of the paper.
Pen
Allows you to choose a pen which you can then set the thickness
for in the Pen 0 through 6 menu item. The LJ4GL2 mode supports
two pens (0 and 1), while the GLlike mode supports seven pens
(0 through 6).
End
Specifies the way in which lines end.
Join
Specifies the way in which lines are joined.
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Pens 0 through 6
Allows you to set the thickness of the ”pens” used to make the
printout. There are two pens in the LJ4GL2 mode, and seven pens
in the GLlike mode for which you can set the thickness.
Before you start printing in the GL/2 mode
You may need to change the printer settings, depending on your
output needs. Check the printer’s settings to make sure they
match the data you are trying to print.
Paper size:
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Printer’s paper size setting
Driver (plotter selection): HP-GL/2 or HP-GL
Pen configuration:
Pen thickness
Plot origin:
Center or Corner
Orientation:
GLlike offers landscape only
LJ4GL2 offers landscape and portrait
If you need to configure the printer settings, first switch the
emulation mode (see “Emulation Menu” on page 4-8), then
change the settings using the 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 the emulation mode.
PS3 Menu
This menu is only available if the optional Adobe PostScript 3 Kit
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.
Item
Values
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans serif,
Roman T, Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A,
OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 (cpi), Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T.Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inch in 0.05 increments
Text
1...62/66*... 99 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
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
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Font
Specifies the font which is used for printing.
Pitch
Specifies the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed
pitch, measured in cpi (characters per inch), or you can choose
proportional spacing.
Condensed
4
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.
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 “International character sets” on page B-26 for samples
of the characters in each country’s symbol set.
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Auto CR
This specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/
line-feed (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.
Set to On if your text lines overlap.
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.
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 being
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.
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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.
Item
Values
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script,
Presentor, Sans serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24 (cpi), Prop.
Code Page
437, 850, 860, 863, 865
T.Margin
0.30 ... 0.40 ...1.50 inch in 0.05 increments
Text
1... 63/67*... 99 lines
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphics
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
CharacterSet
1, 2
4
* Depends on whether Letter (63) or A4 (67) paper has been selected.
Code Page
Specifies the character table. Character tables contain the
characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer
prints text based in the selected character table.
Alt. Graphics
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 5
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Preventing Paper Feed and Paper Jam Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Option Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Other Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36
Optimizing Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Resolution Improvement Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Adjusting print density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Enhanced MicroGray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-41
Resetting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Cleaning inside cover A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43
Cleaning the printer case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
Finding a new place for the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
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Introduction
This chapter provides information necessary for you to keep the
printer in optimum condition. It includes information on:
❏ Solving problems you may encounter
❏ Replacing consumables
❏ Optimizing print quality
Also included is a complete description of the status, error, and
warning messages shown on the printer’s control panel display.
Preventing Paper Feed and Paper Jam Problems
To prevent frequent paper feed or paper jam problems, use this
checklist of corrective measures.
❏ Use a higher-quality paper, one that is not too thin or rough.
❏ Fan a stack of paper and tap it on a flat surface to even its
edges before you load it.
❏ Be sure that you do not load too much paper in the paper
sources.
❏ Be sure to adjust the paper guides so that the paper can slide
in and out freely.
❏ Never let the amount of accumulated sheets exceed the total
output capacity of any output tray or bin.
❏ Make sure you load paper with the correct side up. Most
packages of paper indicate the top side of the paper with an
arrow at the side of the package.
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Clearing Paper Jams
When a paper jam occurs, Jam xxx xxx xxx xxx message appears
on the control panel. Xxx indicates areas where jams may be
occurring, such as LC1(lower cassette 1). See the messages below
for instructions on clearing paper jams in each area.
Note:
❏ Check for jams at all paper sources or paths indicated on the control
panel. The printer cannot resume printing if the jams are not cleared.
❏ The control panel shows up to four paper sources or paths at the
same time. Other areas where jams may be occurring will be shown
on the control panel after you have checked all indicated jams.
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DM
A
LC1
MP
LC2
LC3
ENV
B
LC5
C
LC4
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Jam LC1, Jam LC2 or Jam LC3 (LC3 is part of an option)
This message indicates that paper jam may be occurring in lower
cassette 1, 2, or 3 (LC3 appears if the optional Large Capacity Paper
Unit is installed).
1. Pull out the indicated cassette (lower cassette 1, 2, or 3).
2. Carefully remove any paper you find jammed inside the
cassette or printer.
3. Remove the stack of paper from the cassette. Even its edges
by tapping the paper on a flat surface. Then reinsert the stack
into the cassette making sure the paper is evenly aligned and
rests below the maximum paper mark.
Make sure you are using the correct paper size and that your
paper meets the specifications for this printer.
4. Reinstall the cassette.
5. Clear other paper jams that are indicated on the control panel.
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6. After that, if the control panel still indicates LC1, LC2 or LC3,
completely remove the indicated cassette.
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7. Carefully remove any sheets that have fed part way into the
printer.
8. Reinstall the removed cassette.
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if you completely removed a cassette, be sure to put it back
into its original position. Changing cassette 1 with cassette
2 (or cassette 3, if installed) causes improper paper feeding.
9. The jammed page’s print data is automatically reprinted.
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Jam MP
This message indicates that there may be a paper jam in the MP
(Multi Purpose) Tray.
1. Move the paper guide on the MP tray outwards.
2. Remove all the paper from the tray, and discard any wrinkled
or folded sheets.
3. Tap the edges of the paper stack on a flat surface. Then reload
the paper in the MP tray, making sure it is evenly aligned and
rests below the maximum paper mark.
Make sure you are using the correct paper size and that your
paper meets the specifications for this printer.
4. Clear any other paper jams indicated on the control panel.
5. After that, if the control panel still indicates Jam MP,
completely remove the MP tray.
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6. Carefully remove any sheets that have fed part way into the
printer.
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7. Reinstall the removed tray and reinsert the paper.
Jam A
This message indicates that there may be a paper jam inside cover
A.
1. Open cover A on the left side of the printer. If the optional
Duplex Unit is installed, open cover DM first, then open cover
A. If the optional Envelope Feeder is also installed, remove it
before opening the Duplex Unit.
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When opening the printer, do not touch the hot areas
indicated on the caution labels inside cover A.
2. Remove any paper you find jammed inside the printer.
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Note:
Because the toner on the paper inside the printer may not have been
fixed on the page, toner may come off on your hands when you
remove the paper. If you spill toner on your clothing, rinse it off with
cold water. Using hot water may leave a permanent stain.
3. If the paper is difficult to remove, use the gear lever inside
cover A shown below. Push the lever in and up repeatedly to
feed the jammed paper back out cover A.
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indicated on the caution labels inside cover A.
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4. If necessary, open the front cover to remove the imaging
cartridge and any paper left in the paper feed path, and then
reinsert the imaging cartridge.
If you do not find any jammed paper, it may be in another
area.
5. Close the front cover, if opened, then close cover A. Close the
Duplex Unit, then reinstall the Envelope Feeder, if you have
these options.
6. When the paper jam is cleared completely, the jammed page’s
print data is automatically reprinted.
If the control panel indicates another area, check for paper jam
there.
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Jam B or Jam C (C is part of an option)
This message indicates that there may be a paper jam inside cover
B or C.
1. Open the indicated cover (B or C on left side of the printer).
2. Carefully remove any paper you find jammed inside the
cover. If you do not find any, paper may be jammed in another
area.
3. Close the cover.
4. When the paper jam is cleared completely, the jammed page’s
print data is automatically reprinted.
If the control panel indicates another area, clear the paper jam
there.
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Jam LC4 or LC5 (LC4 and LC5 are both part of an option)
This message indicates that there may be a paper jam in optional
lower paper cassette 4 or 5.
1. Pull out the indicated cassette (lower paper cassette 4 or 5).
2. Remove any wrinkled or folded sheets.
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3. Tap the edges of the paper stack on a flat surface. Then reload
the paper in the lower cassette, making sure it is evenly
aligned and rests below the maximum paper mark.
Make sure you are using the correct paper size and that your
paper meets the specifications for this printer.
If you do not find any jammed paper, reinstall the tray into
the cassette.
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4. Clear other paper jams that are indicated on the control panel.
5. After that, if the control panel still indicates LC4 or LC5,
completely remove lower cassette 3, and pull out both the
lower cassette 4 and 5 as far as they will go.
6. Carefully remove any sheets that have fed part way into the
printer.
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Be careful not to touch any of the sharp parts inside the
printer.
7. Reinstall lower cassette 3 and push all the cassettes back into
the unit.
When the paper jam is cleared completely, the jammed page’s
print data is automatically reprinted.
Jam ENV (ENV is an option)
This message indicates that there may be a paper jam in the
optional Envelope Feeder.
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1. Carefully pull out the jammed paper, along with all the
loaded envelopes.
2. Tap the edges of the envelope stack on a flat surface. Then
reload the envelopes in the envelope tray, making sure they
are evenly aligned and rest below the maximum paper mark.
Make sure you are using the correct envelope size and that
your envelopes meet the specifications for this printer.
3. Clear any other paper jams indicated on the control panel.
4. After that, if the control panel still indicates Jam ENV,
completely remove the envelope feeder.
5. Carefully remove any envelopes that have fed part way into
the printer.
6. Reinstall the removed feeder and reinsert the envelopes.
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Jam D (D is part of an option)
This message indicates that paper jam may be occurring inside of
cover D, or the optional Multibin Unit.
1. Open cover D on left side of the optional Multibin Unit.
2.
Carefully remove any paper you find jammed in cover D or
the Multibin Unit.
If you do not find any jammed paper, it may be in other area.
3. Close cover D.
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4. Check the bins for any jammed paper and remove it.
5. When the paper jam is cleared completely, the jammed page’s
print data is automatically reprinted.
If the control panel indicates another area, clear the paper jam
there.
Jam DM (DM is part of an option)
This message indicates that there may be a paper jam inside cover
DM, or the optional Duplex Unit. If the optional Envelope Feeder
is also installed, remove it before opening the Duplex Unit.
1. Open cover DM on left side of the Duplex Unit.
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2. Open the transparent cover inside.
3. Carefully remove any paper you find jammed in cover DM.
If you cannot find any jammed paper, it may be in another
area.
4. Close cover DM. If you removed the Envelope Feeder,
reinstall it.
5. When the paper jam is cleared completely, the jammed page’s
print data is automatically reprinted.
If the control panel indicates another area, check for a paper
jam there.
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Print Quality Problems
Dark or dirty background
Lighten the Density setting using the printer driver or the
SelecType Config Menu.
Clean the paper path inside the printer with a clean, soft, and lintfree cloth. See “Cleaning the Printer” on page 5-42.
Clean internal printer components by printing several pages with
only one character per page.
There may be a problem with the imaging cartridge. Remove the
cartridge, shake it from side to side, and then reinstall it. If this
does not solve the problem, replace the imaging cartridge as
described in “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
Horizontal black or white bands appear in your printout, or the
printer prints a blank page
Install a new imaging cartridge as described in “Replacing the
Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
Uneven darkness
Take out the imaging cartridge, shake it from side to side, and
reinstall it.
Your paper may be moist or damp. Printing is sensitive to
moisture absorbed by the paper. Do not store your paper in a
humid or damp environment.
Install a new imaging cartridge as described in “Replacing the
Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36. Then print several pages to
check the print quality.
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Toner smudges
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, and
lint-free cloth.
Clean internal printer components by printing several pages with
only one character per page.
If the problem remains, replace the imaging cartridge as described
in “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
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 appear
distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See “Choosing Paper” on page 1-2
and “Paper Specifications” on page A-2 for information on
choosing paper.
Completely blank pages
If after checking the SelecType Toner option in the Setup Menu,
the Toner message indicates that the amount of toner is low
(E*F), read “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
Check that the imaging cartridge is installed as described in
“Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
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The problem may be with your software program or interface
cable. Print out a status sheet. If blank pages continue to print, the
problem may be with the printer. Turn off the printer and contact
your dealer.
Printed image is light or faint
Darken the Density setting using the printer driver or the
SelecType Config Menu.
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.
Take out the imaging cartridge, shake it from side to side to
distribute the toner, and then reinstall it. If the problem persists,
replace the imaging cartridge as described in “Replacing the
Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
The Toner Save mode may be on. Turn off the Toner Save mode
using the printer driver, OneTouch mode 2, or SelecType Config
Menu.
Image is too dark
The Density setting may be incorrect. Change the print density
using the printer driver or the SelecType Config Menu.
If the problem persists, replace the imaging cartridge as described
in “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
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Non-printed side of the page is dirty
Toner may have spilled in the paper feed path. Remove the
imaging cartridge and then clean the paper path of the printer
using a soft, lint-free cloth. See “Cleaning the Printer” on page
5-42 for more information.
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Warning:
When opening the printer, do not touch the hot areas indicated
on the caution labels inside cover A.
Option Problems
Paper does not feed from the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit.
Be sure you have selected the proper paper cassette in your
software.
There may be no paper in the lower cassette. Load it with paper.
Make sure that the lower cassettes are properly installed as
described in “Installing the Large Capacity Paper Unit” on page
3-3.
Make sure you have not tried to load a cassette with too many
sheets of paper. The cassettes can hold a maximum of 500 sheets
or 1000 sheets (depending on the cassette) of 75g/m 2 (20 lb) paper.
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Even with additional memory installed, complex pages don’t print
and the Mem Overflow message still appears.
The Page Protect setting in the printer driver or SelecType may
need to be changed.
You may not have enough memory installed. If you are printing
at 600 dpi, printing at 300 dpi may solve the problem.
Other Problems
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The display panel stays blank when you turn the printer on.
Turn off the printer and check the power cord 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 On Line light is on but nothing prints.
Your computer may not be properly connected to the printer.
Refer to the connecting instructions in the Hardware Setup Guide.
The interface cable may not be securely plugged in. Check both
ends of the cable between the printer and the computer.
Make sure that your interface cable meets the specifications for
the printer and computer.
If you are using the parallel interface, set the Speed setting (on
the Parallel menu) to match the value that the computer requires.
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Make sure that your software is properly set up for your printer.
The imaging cartridge may be empty. Replace it as described in
“Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
The printer doesn’t print and the On Line light is off.
Press the On Line button once to put the printer on line (the On
Line light comes on).
A font selected with software commands won’t print.
The selected font is not installed in your printer. Be sure you have
installed the correct font. See Appendix D, “Working with Fonts”
for more information.
Some or all of the output is garbled.
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.
The Image Optimum setting may be set to Auto or On. If it is,
certain unexpected fonts may be printed to increase the printing
speed. Turn the Image Optimum setting off in the printer driver
or SelecType Config Menu.
The emulation setting for that port may not be correct. Specify the
correct emulation mode on the SelecType Emulation Menu.
If the printer still does not print correctly, contact your dealer or
a qualified service person.
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The position of the printout is not correct.
Make sure that you are using the correct page length and margin
settings in your application 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, be sure that your graphics software is set for a LaserJet
4 printer.
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Graphics require large amounts of memory; see “Memory
modules” on page 3-47 for more help.
SelecType does not function as expected.
Software programs override SelecType settings. Use software
settings instead of SelecType settings whenever possible.
Your settings may have been changed by your software program.
Perform a factory reset (initialize) with the SelecType Init
function on the SelecType Setup Menu. For more information, see
Chapter 4, “SelecType”.
You may not have reset the printer after making settings. Press
the ALT and Continue buttons at the same time to reset the printer
and enable the new settings.
Cover A will not close completely
The imaging cartridge is not installed correctly. To properly
install the cartridge, see “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on
page 5-36.
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Status and Error Messages
This section contains an alphabetical list of status, error, and
warning messages that appear in the control panel display.
Can’t Print Duplex
The printer cannot work in double-printing feature. Make sure
you are using an appropriate type and size paper for the Duplex
Unit.
Check Paper Type
The paper type setting in the printer driver, or in SelecType, is
different from the type of paper loaded in the printer. Make sure
the correct type of paper is loaded in the printer; then press the
Continue button to clear the message.
Collate was disabled
The printer does not have sufficient memory to collate print jobs.
Only one set of copies will be printed. Add more memory in your
printer.
Press the Continue button to clear the message.
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Cover A Open
Cover A, on the left side of the printer, is open. Pull up the latch
on cover A, then close the cover by pushing it into the printer.
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Do not touch the hot areas indicated on the caution labels inside
cover A.
If you still cannot close the cover, the imaging cartridge may not
be installed correctly. Reinstall the imaging cartridge as described
in “Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
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Cover B Open
Cover B, on the left side of the printer, is open. Pull up the latch
on cover B, then close the cover by pushing it into the printer.
Cover C Open
Cover C, on the left side of the optional Large Capacity Paper Unit,
is open. Pull the latch on cover C, then close the cover by pushing
it into the unit.
Cover D Open
Cover D, on the left side of the optional Multibin Unit, is open.
Pull the latch on cover D, then close the cover by pushing it into
the unit.
Cover DM Open
Cover DM, on the left side of the optional Duplex Unit, is open.
Pull the latch on cover DM and push back to close.
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DM Error xxx
An error has occurred on the optional Duplex Unit. Turn off the
printer, wait 5 seconds, then turn the printer back on.
If the message still appears, call your dealer or a qualified service
person.
Duplex Mem Overflow
There is not enough memory for duplex printing. The printer
prints only on the top side and ejects the paper. To correct this
error, follow the directions below.
If Auto Cont is Off in the SelecType Config menu, (1) press
Continue or (2) reset the printer by pressing the ALT and Reset
at the same time.
If Auto Cont is On in the SelecType Config menu, the error is
corrected automatically.
Face-down Full
The face-down tray is full with printed sheets. Remove the sheets
from the face-down tray and press Continue.
Form Feed
When the printer is off line and data remains in the printer’s
memory, press the Form Feed button to print out the data and
clear the buffer. After printing, Ready appears on the display.
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Image Crtg ID Error
The printer recognizes that the imaging cartridge installed in your
printer is not correct. Make sure you are using the proper EPSON
imaging cartridge and replace it if needed. See “Replacing the
Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
Image Crtg R/W Error
An error occurred with the imaging cartridge. Reinstall it
correctly.
If the message still appears, replace it with a new cartridge. See
“Replacing the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
Image Optimum
The printer cannot print at the requested quality level because of
insufficient memory, and the printer reduces the quality
automatically so that it can continue printing. Check to see if the
printout is acceptable. If not, add more memory (for a permanent
solution) or temporarily set Device Resolution to Low (300 dpi)
and Page Protect to Auto in the driver.
Insert Imaging Crtg
The imaging cartridge is not correctly installed. See “Replacing
the Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36 to reinstall it.
Invalid Aux I/F Card
The printer cannot read the installed optional interface card. Turn
off the printer, then remove the card. Reinstall a proper card.
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Invalid Option
An option is installed incorrectly or is invalid for this printer. See
“Printer Options” on page 3-2 to make sure you are using options
made for this printer, or see “Installing and Removing Options”
on page 3-3 to reinstall the options.
Invalid ROM x
The ROM module in slot A or B is not installed correctly or is
invalid for this printer. Make sure you are using a proper ROM
module or reinstall the module. See “Installing a memory
module” on page 3-48 for installation instructions.
Invalid Size LC x
You selected a paper size which is unavailable in lower cassette x
(1 to 5). Change the paper size or paper source to continue the
print job.
Jam xxx xxx xxx xxx
Paper is jammed in the tray, cassettes, covers, or other devices
indicated by xxx. Check for and remove the jammed paper. See
“Clearing Paper Jams” on page 5-3 for help with clearing the jam.
See “Preventing Paper Feed and Paper Jam Problems” on page
5-2 for advice on preventing this problem.
Job Cancel
The printer job sent to your printer is canceled.
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LC x Error yyy
An error occurred with the lower cassette x (1 to 5).
Reset the printer by pressing the Continue and SelecType
buttons simultaneously, or by turning off the printer, waiting 5
seconds, then turning it back on.
If the message still appears, contact your dealer or a qualified
service person.
Manual Feed xxx yyy
Manual Feed mode is specified for the current print job. Make
sure the paper size indicated by yyy is loaded in xxx paper source,
then press On Line.
If you do not want to print this job in manual mode, press
Continue. The printer feeds paper according to the Paper Source
setting.
For detailed information on the Manual Feed mode, see “Printing
one sheet at a time” on page 1-12.
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory available for the current task.
To correct the error, press Continue. If the message remains,
press Reset.
You can also clear this error by turning the printer off and back
on again. However, it may be necessary to reduce the number or
size of fonts, reduce the number or size of graphics, lower the
resolution, or add more memory to the printer.
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Menus Locked
SelecType, which is usually accessible from the printer’s control
panel, has been disabled. This message can be cleared in the
Remote Control Panel utility by clearing the Panel Lock check
box on the Panel menu. To change this setting, consult your
printer’s administrator.
Multibin Error xxx
An error occurred with the optional Multibin Unit. Turn off the
printer, wait 5 seconds, then turn it back on.
If the message still appears, contact your dealer or a qualified
service person.
Multibin x Full
The bin x (1 to 10) on the optional Multibin Unit is full with printed
sheets. Remove the sheets from bin x and press Continue.
Need Memory
Your printer lacks the amount of the printer memory required to
print your print job. Reduce the images or texts on the print job,
or install an optional memory module. See “Memory modules”
on page 3-47.
Offline
The printer is not ready to print. Press the On Line button.
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Outbin Select Error
The printer cannot feed paper to the output tray you selected,
because of a paper size discrepancy or other problem. The printed
sheet is fed to the face-down tray.
Paper Out xxx yyy
There is no paper in the specified paper source (xxx). Load paper
of the indicated size (yyy) into the paper source. See “Basic
Printing Operations” on page 1-4 or “Using the Options” on page
3-57 for instructions on loading paper.
Paper Set xxx yyy
The paper loaded in the paper source (xxx) does not match the
required paper size (yyy). Replace the paper with the correct size
of paper and press Continue.
Print Overrun
The time required to process data exceeds the print engine speed
because the volume of data is too great. Press Continue to resume
printing. If this message appears again, change the Page Protect
setting in SelecType Config Menu.
Ready
The printer is ready to receive data and print.
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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.
Reset All
All printer settings have been reset to the user default
configuration, or the last settings that were saved.
Reset to Save
You have changed the SelecType setting but the new setting is not
activated immediately after exiting SelecType. To activate the
new setting, do one of the following: (1) exit SelecType by pressing
Continue or On Line (the new setting is activated after the
current print job is finished), or (2) reset the printer by pressing
ALT and Reset at the same time.
RAM check
The printer is checking the RAM.
ROM Check
The printer is checking the ROM.
Self Test
The printer is performing a quick internal check.
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Service Req xyyy
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 five seconds and then turn it back on. If the
error message still appears, turn off the printer, unplug the power
cord, and contact a qualified service person.
Set ENV Tray
The optional Envelope Feeder, is not installed or is installed
incorrectly. Install or reinstall the optional Envelope Feeder. See
“Installing the Envelope Feeder” on page 3-29. Then turn off the
printer, wait 5 seconds, and turn the printer back on.
Set MP Tray
The MP tray is not installed or is installed incorrectly. Install or
reinstall the MP tray. See “Removing the Envelope Feeder” on
page 3-30. Then turn off the printer, wait 5 seconds, and turn the
printer back on.
Standby
The printer is in its low power state; however, it is still on line if
the On Line light is on.
Toner Low
The printer is almost out of toner. Prepare a new imaging
cartridge to replace the current one with.
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Toner Out
You must replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing the
Imaging Cartridge” on page 5-36.
Press Continue to print one more page.
Turn Paper LC x
The paper in the indicated lower cassette has been loaded
incorrectly. See “Loading paper in the lower cassettes” on page
1-6, and reinsert the paper correctly.
Warming Up
The printer is warming up.
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Hex Dump Mode
Hex Dump Mode (also called data dump) is a special feature that
makes it easy for experienced users to find the cause of
communication problems between the printer and the computer.
In the Hex Dump Mode, the printer produces an exact printout
of the codes it receives.
1. Make sure the paper is loaded and the printer is off.
2. Hold down the Form Feed button while you turn on the
printer. Make sure you hold the button down until you see
the message Hex Dump on the display.
3. Run any program that causes the printer to print. Your printer
prints out all the codes it receives in hexadecimal format.
4. To turn off the Hex Dump Mode, turn off the printer or reset
it by pressing and holding the ALT and Continue buttons at
the same time until you see the message Reset All on the
display.
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Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
If your printed images become faint, enter the SelecType Setup
menu and use the Toner function to find out approximately how
much toner remains in the imaging cartridge.
Simply count the asterisks between the E (empty) and the 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, prepare a
replacement imaging cartridge.
Replace the cartridge with the S051060 imaging cartridge even if
the cartridge you remove has a different part number. Order the
S051060 cartridge that is specially designed for your high-quality
600-dpi printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Gently open the printer cover. Remove the imaging cartridge
by pulling the tab on the front of the cartridge up and toward
you.
3. Dispose of the used imaging cartridge as a nonburnable item.
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regulations.
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Do not turn the imaging cartridge upside down. Do not
expose the imaging cartridge to light any longer than
necessary.
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4. While holding the new imaging cartridge horizontally, gently
shake it a few times to distribute the toner evenly.
5. Remove the attached sheet.
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When opening the printer, do not touch the hot areas
indicated on the caution labels inside cover A.
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7. Holding the grip and the tab on the imaging cartridge, insert
it into the printer until it is housed completely.
8. Make sure the tab is pushed down and flush with the imaging
cartridge. Otherwise, you cannot close the front cover or cover
A.
tab
9. Slowly pull the clear seal all the way out with firm, even force.
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10. Release the front cover; it will close automatically.
11. Close cover A by pushing it up and into the printer.
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Optimizing Print Quality
Your printer provides you with a number of ways to print your
documents to achieve 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. RITech produces the
best quality text and graphics for nearly all purposes. 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:
Select or clear 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 (see “Config Menu” on page
4-13).
Adjusting print density
Changing the print density affects all text and graphics; avoid
making unnecessary changes. When making changes, check the
new settings 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 by using SelecType.
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Using the printer driver
Change the Density setting on the Panel menu of the printer
driver.
Using SelecType
On the printer’s control panel, press the Menu button until
Config Menu appears in the display. Press Item until Density
appears. Then press Value to change the Density setting, and
press the Enter button to activate your setting. An asterisk (✽)
appears next to the activated setting.
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 detailed images.
Enh. MG off
Enh. MG on
To use the Enhanced MicroGray function, in the printer driver
select Enh. MG on the Graphics menu.
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Resetting the Printer
There are two ways to reset (return to a fixed set of conditions)
the printer.
Reset
Reset the settings for the emulation mode and interface you are
using now by holding down ALT and Reset until Reset appears
on the display. You can reset the printer anytime a printout is not
being sent on the interface you are using.
Reset all
Reset the settings for all emulation modes and interfaces by
holding down ALT and Reset until Reset All appears on the
display. You can also reset all emulation modes and interfaces by
turning the printer off and back on.
Note:
Reset clears all print jobs received from all interfaces; be careful not to
disrupt someone else’s print job.
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 feeder and the printer cover every
few months. These procedures are described later in this section.
Follow the steps below to clean the inside of the printer and the
paper feeder.
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Cleaning inside cover A
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2. Open cover A.
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which is marked by a caution label. If the printer has been in
use, the fuser may be hot; do not touch it. Let the printer cool
before you clean the inside.
3. Wipe the area shown below with a soft, clean cloth.
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4. With cover A opened, open the front cover.
5. Remove the imaging cartridge from the printer.
6. Carefully remove any dirt inside with a soft cloth.
7. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
8. Close the front cover and cover A.
Note:
If a large amount of toner is spilled, call a qualified service person.
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Cleaning the printer case
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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chemicals can damage the imaging cartridge, its components and
the case. Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
any electronic components.
Transporting the Printer
If you need to transport your printer, carefully repack it using the
original box and packing materials as follows.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the printer cover and remove the imaging cartridge.
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❏ Whenever you ship or transport the printer, remove the
imaging cartridge and place it in a plastic bag. Seal the
bag to prevent the fine toner particles from spilling into
the printer or onto your clothing.
❏ Do not expose the imaging cartridge to light any longer
than necessary.
3. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect any interface cables from the printer.
4. Remove all installed options. See Chapter 3, “Options”.
5. Attach the protective materials to the printer; then repack the
printer in its original box.
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Finding a new place for the printer
When relocating the printer, allow adequate space for easy
operation and maintenance as shown below.
200mm
200mm
100mm
200mm
710mm
1223mm
919mm
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500mm
1019mm
To install any of the following options, you will need the indicated
amount of additional space.
Large Capacity Paper Unit adds 426 mm (16.77 inches) to the
bottom of the printer.
Face-up Tray adds 10 mm (0.39 inches) to the left side of the
printer.
Face-up Tray/Duplex Unit combination adds 260 mm (10.24
in.) to the left side of the printer.
Multibin Unit adds 20 mm (0.79 inches) to the right, 86 mm
(3.39 inches) to the back, and 470 mm (18.5 inches) to the top
of the printer.
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Caution:
❏ Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power
cord.
❏ Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for
sufficient ventilation.
❏ Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive
heat, moisture, or dust.
❏ Keep the entire computer and printer system away from
potential sources of interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Avoid using an electrical outlet that is controlled by wall
switches or automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power
can erase valuable information in the memory of your
computer and printer.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Use a grounded outlet that matches the printer's power plug.
Do not use an adapter plug.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements for
this printer.
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
Paper Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Ethernet Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Options and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81303✽). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Duplex Unit (C81304✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-14
Multibin Unit (C81305✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Face-up Tray (C81306✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
Envelope Feeder (C81307✽) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
Imaging Cartridge (S051060) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-16
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Paper 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.
Paper Types:
Plain paper, recycled paper, labels, envelopes,
transparencies, colored paper, card stock,
letter head
Note:
Use recycled paper under normal temperature and humidity conditions only. Poor
quality paper may reduce print quality, cause paper jams and other problems.
Paper weight:
Plain paper
Card stock
60 to 90 g/m 2, 16 to 24 lb
90 to 190 g/m2, 24 to 50 lb
Paper size:
A-2
Paper
A3 (297 mm × 420 mm)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
A5 (148 mm × 210 mm)
Ledger (11 × 17 inches)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Half-Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 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 (100 × 139.7 mm ~ 297.4 × 431.8 mm)
Envelopes:
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)
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❏ Only load the paper sizes listed above.
❏
Available paper types and sizes depend on the paper source being used.
See Chapter 1, “Printing with the EPL-N4000”.
Printable area:
4 mm minimum margin on all sides
(3.4 mm minimum left and right margin when
you print with 80-column setting from DOS
applications.)
Note:
Printable area varies according to the emulation mode.
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Printer
General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
600 × 600 dpi
Printing speed:
Up to 40 pages per minute with A4/Letter
depending on the font and quantity of data
First print:
10 seconds maximum with A4/Letter
(from the lower cassette 1)
Warm-up time:
60 seconds maximum at rated voltage
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Left alignment for all sizes
Input paper supply
(75g/m 2 paper):
A-4
Up to 50 sheets in the MP tray
Up to 500 sheets in lower cassette 1
Up to 500 sheets in lower cassette 2
Paper eject:
Face down
Paper eject capacity
(75g/m 2 paper):
500 sheets
Internal emulation:
HP LaserJet4 emulation (LJ4 mode)
HP-GL/2 emulation (GL2 mode)
ESC/P 24-pin printer emulation (ESC/P 2
mode)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
IBM Proprinter emulation (I239X mode)
Optional language:
Adobe PostScript 3
Resident fonts:
45 scalable fonts, and one bitmap font
(in LJ4 mode)
RAM:
16 MB, expandable up to 256 MB
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Environmental
Temperature:
Operation:
Storage:
5 to 32ºC (41 to 89ºF)
0 to 35ºC (32 to 95ºF)
Humidity:
Operation:
Storage:
15 to 85% RH
15 to 85% RH
Altitude:
2,500 meters (8200 feet) maximum
Mechanical
Dimensions and weight:
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
486 mm (19.1 inches)
642 mm (25.3 inches)
523 mm (20.6 inches)
Approx. 47 kg (103.6 lb)
including the imaging
cartridge
Durability:
5 years or 1,500,000 sheets, whichever comes
first
Electrical
Voltage
120 V model
230 V model
108 V to 132 V
198 V to 264 V
Rated frequency
50 Hz to 60 Hz
Rated current
9.6 A
5.2 A
Power consumption
Less than 1180 W
Less than 1240 W
Power consumption * in
Standby mode
Less than 45 W
* No option installed
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
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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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Nibble
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 the Xflag and “data
available” flag are valid.
Reverse data transfer phase:
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 has
permission to drive the data signals.
Set/Xflag
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 when PtrClk (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 1284 Active (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.
A-10
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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 1284 active 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.
Ethernet Interface
You can use an IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX straight-through shield
twisted pair modular cable via RJ45 connector.
A-12
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Options and Consumables
Large Capacity Paper Unit (C81303✽ )
Paper size:
Lower Cassette 3:
A3, A4, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, Executive
Lower Cassette 4 and 5:
A4, Letter, Executive
Paper weight:
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity:
Lower Cassette 3:
Up to 500 sheets (75 g/m2 or 20 lb paper)
Lower Cassette 4:
Up to 1000 sheets (75 g/m2 or 20 lb paper)
A
Lower Cassette 5:
Up to 1000 sheets (75 g/m2 or 20 lb paper)
Feeding speed:
Lower Cassette 3:
11 seconds or less for the first A4 or Letter-size sheet;
38 pages per minute for subsequent A4 or Letter-size
sheets
Lower Cassette 4
12 seconds or less for the first A4 or Letter-size sheet;
37 pages per minute for subsequent A4 or Letter-size
sheets
Lower Cassette 5
13 seconds or less for the first A4 or Letter-size sheet;
35 pages per minute for subsequent A4 or Letter-size
sheets
Paper types:
Plain paper, such as copier paper, and recycled paper
Transparencies
Labels
Power supply:
DC 5V and 24V supplied by the printer
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Dimensions and weight:
Height
426 mm (16.8 inches)
Width
520 mm (20.5 inches)
Depth
523 mm (20.6 inches)
Weight
35 kg (77.2 lb)
Duplex Unit (C81304✽)
Paper size:
A3, A4, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, GLT, Executive,
HLT, F4
Paper weight:
60 to 90 g/m 2 (16 to 24 lb)
Feeding speed:
14.6 seconds or less for the first A4 or Letter-size sheet;
28 pages per minute for subsequent A4 or Letter-size
sheets (from lower cassette 1 to face-down tray)
Power supply:
DC 5V and 24V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and weight:
A-14
Height
369 mm (14.5 inches)
Width
484 mm (19.1 inches)
Depth
92 mm (3.6 inches)
Weight
5.5 kg (12.1 lb)
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Multibin Unit (C81305✽)
Paper size:
A3, A4, A5, Ledger, Legal, GLG, Letter, Executive,
HLT, F4
Paper type:
Plain paper, recycled paper
Paper weight:
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lb)
Power supply:
DC 5V and 24V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and weight:
Height
465 mm (18.3 inches)
Width
539 mm (21.2 inches)
Depth
590 mm (23.2 inches)
Weight
Unit
19.5 kg (43 lb)
Brackets
4 kg (8.8 lb)
A
Face-up Tray (C81306✽)
Paper capacity
Up to 200 sheets (75 g/m2 or 20 lb paper)
Paper weight:
60 to 190 g/m2 (16 to 51 lb)
Dimensions and weight:
Height
230 mm (9.1 inches)
Width
483 mm (19.0 inches)
Depth
340 mm (13.4 inches)
Weight
2.0 kg (4.4 lb)
Technical Specifications
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Envelope Feeder (C81307✽)
Paper size:
Monarch, C10, DL, C5
Power supply:
DC 5V and 24V supplied by the printer
Dimensions and weight:
Height
133 mm (5.2 inches)
Width
444 mm (17.5 inches)
Depth
278 mm (10.9 inches)
Weight
3 kg (6.6 lb)
Imaging Cartridge (S051060)
Storage temperature:
0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 85% RH
Shelf life:
24 months after production
Life:
Up to 23,000 pages under the following
conditions: Letter or A4-size paper,
continuous printing, and 5% print ratio
The number of pages you can print with an 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, your cartridge may print fewer
pages.
A-16
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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 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
B
Symbol Sets
B-1
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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.
B-2
Symbol Sets
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In LJ4 Emulation Mode
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
Symbol Sets
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Roman-8 (8U)
Roman Extension (0E)
B
Symbol Sets
B-5
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ECM94-1 (0N)
*Legal (1U)
B-6
Symbol Sets
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8859-2 ISO (2N)
PsMath (5M)
B
Symbol Sets
B-7
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8859-9 ISO(5N)
WiTurkish (5T)
B-8
Symbol Sets
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MsPublishing (6J)
VeMath (6M)
B
Symbol Sets
B-9
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DeskTop (7J)
Math-8 (8M)
B-10
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WiE.Europe (9E)
PcTk437 (9T)
B
Symbol Sets
B-11
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Windows (9U)
PsText (10J)
B-12
Symbol Sets
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IBM-US (10U)
IBM-DN (11U)
B
Symbol Sets
B-13
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McText (12J)
PcMultilingual (12U)
B-14
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VeInternational (13J)
VeUS (14J)
B
Symbol Sets
B-15
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PiFont (15U)
PcE.Europe (17U)
B-16
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Symbol (19M)
WiAnsi (19U)
B
Symbol Sets
B-17
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Wingdings (579L)
OCR A (0O)
B-18
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OCR B (1O)
OCR B Extension (3Q)
B
Symbol Sets
B-19
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Code 3-9 (0Y)
EAN/UPC (8Y)
B-20
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International Set for ISO sets
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)
B
German (1G)
HP Spanish (1S)
Chinese (2K)
Spanish (2S)
IRV (2U)
Swedish (3S)
Portuguese (4S)
IBM Portuguese (5S)
IBM Spanish (6S)
Symbol Sets
B-21
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In ESC/P 2 or FX Mode
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.
B-22
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PC437 (U.S./Standard Europe)
PC850 (Multilingual)
PC860 (Portuguese)
B
Symbol Sets
B-23
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PC863 (Canadian-French)
PC865 (Norwegian)
PC857 (PcTurk2)
PC852 (East Europe)
B-24
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BRASCII
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Abicomp
Italic
B
No characters are available for hex code 15 in the italic character table.
Symbol Sets
B-25
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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
Denmark II
Spain II
Latin America
Korea*
Legal*
* Available for ESC/P 2 emulation only
B-26
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B
Symbol Sets
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In I239X Emulation Mode
Available symbol sets in I239X mode are PC437, PC850, PC860, PC863, and
PC865.
See “In ESC/P 2 or FX Mode” on page B-22.
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-2
GL/2 context commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
ESC/P 2 and FX Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-8
ESC/P 2 mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-8
FX mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-11
PJL Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-14
I239X Emulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
Page format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-15
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-16
Auxiliary functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-17
AGM mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-18
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Your printer has the ability to emulate the following printers depending on
the printer emulation 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.
For more information on emulation modes, refer to the following sections.
“Emulation Menu” on page 4-8
Appendix B, “Symbol Sets”
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
Simplex/Duplex print
C-2
Command Summary
ESC E
ESC &l#X
ESC%#X
ESC &l#U
ESC &l#Z
ESC &u#D
ESC &l#S
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Page control
Paper (Media) source
Page size
Paper Size Selection
Page length
Output (Media) bin
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
Alphanumeric ID
(Media selection by type only)
ESC &l#H
ESC &l#A
ESC &q#G
ESC &l#P
ESC &l#G
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
ESC &n#W[operation]
[string]
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
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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
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
Command Summary
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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
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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
ESC )s#W[data]
ESC (s#W[data]
ESC *c#E
Raster Graphics
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
C-4
Command Summary
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
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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
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 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 %#B
ESC*c#K
ESC*c#L
ESC*c0T
ESC*c#X
ESC*c#Y
Command Summary
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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
AA
AR
AT
BZ
BR
PA
PR
PD
PU
RT
PE
Polygon Group
Circle
Fill rectangle absolute
Fill rectangle relative
Edge rectangle absolute
Edge rectangle relative
Fill wedge
Edge wedge
Polygon mode
Fill polygon
Edge polygon
C-6
Command Summary
CI
RA
RR
EA
ER
WG
EW
PM
FP
EP
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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
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
C
Configuration and status group
Scale
Input window
Input P1 and P2
Input relative P1 and P2
Default values
Initialize
Rotate coordinate system
Comment
SC
IW
IP
IR
DF
IN
RO
CO
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ESC/P 2 and FX Commands
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
C-8
Command Summary
ESC ( c nn
ESC ( C nn
ESC C n
ESC C 0 n
ESC N n
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
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
Command Summary
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Font enhancement
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
Bit image
Selection and printing of bit image
Select graphic mode
Print raster graphics
C-10
Command Summary
ESC * nn
ESC ( G nn
ESC . c v hm
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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
C
Note:
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or ESC C 0 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
ESC $ n1 n2
ESC\n1 n2
ESC l n
ESC Q n
HT
ESC D nn
Command Summary
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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; 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
C-12
Command Summary
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
ESC * m n
ESC ^ m n
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Command Summary
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PJL Commands
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.
C-14
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
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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
Command Summary
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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
Select character quality
C-16
Command Summary
DC2
ESC:
SI
ESC SI
ESC P
ESC S
ESC T
ESC[I
ESC I
ESC 6
ESC 7
ESC[T
ESC ^
ESC \
ESC[d
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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 emphasized (bold) print
End emphasized (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-
C
Auxiliary functions
Initialize
Set initial conditions
ESC [K
Data input control
Cancel 1 line
CAN
Auxiliary function
Select paper tray
ESC [F
Command Summary
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AGM mode
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
C-18
Command Summary
ESC K
ESC L
ESC Y
ESC Z
ESC [g
ESC *
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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 or see samples
of the installed fonts.
To select a font, use your application program.
Font problems are uncommon but the following may occur.
❏
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 in your computer, are used to display text on screen
to represent the fonts that will be printed.
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.
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
Font name
Bitmap font
HP equivalent
Line Printer
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Line Printer
OCR A
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OCR B
-
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Code 3-9
-
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EAN/UPC
Bold
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When selecting fonts in your software program, choose the font name listed
in the HP equivalent column.
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Font name
Scalable font
EPSON Roman
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EPSON Sans serif
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Courier SWC
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
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EPSON Script
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Swiss 721 SWM*
Roman, Bold
Dutch 801 SWM*
Roman, Bold
Letter Gothic SWC
Roman, Bold
* Available only in ESC/P 2 mode.
Font name
Bitmap font
OCR A
OCR B
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Font name
Scalable font
EPSON Sans serif
Courier SWC
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
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EPSON Gothic
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EPSON Presentor
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EPSON Orator
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EPSON Script
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Font name
Bitmap font
OCR B
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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 from within the Fonts
window. (To access this window, open the Control Panel and click the Fonts
icon.) 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 SelecType when in the LJ4, ESCP2, FX, or I239X
menu.
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Map of SelecType Menus
Switching between SelecType Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2
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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.
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Glossary
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.
imaging cartridge
The imaging cartridge contains a photosensitive print drum and a supply of
toner.
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.
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The command language built into the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet series printers.
photoconductor unit
A component of the printer that contains a photosensitive print drum.
pitch
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.
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.
SelecType
A feature of the printer that allows you to set printer values and control most of
the printer's functions from the control panel.
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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A
D
Alt. Graphics setting, 4-29
ALT button on printer, 2-5
Auto Cont setting, 4-15
Auto CR setting, 4-28
Auto LF setting, 4-28
AUX Menu, 4-21
Density setting, 4-14
Dest SymSet setting, 4-23
Duplex setting, 4-10
Duplex Unit
installing, 3-10
removing, 3-13
specification, A-14
using, 3-58
B
Bi-D setting, 4-19
Binding setting, 4-11
Bit Image setting, 4-28
Buffer Size setting, 4-19, 4-21
Buttons on printer, 2-4 to 2-6
C
CG Table setting, 4-27
Character Set setting, 4-29
Cleaning
inside printer, 5-42
printer case, 5-44
Code Page setting, 4-29
Colored paper, 1-3
Commands
ESC/P2 emulation, C-8
I239X emulation, C-15
LJ4 emulation, C-2
PJL, C-14
Condensed setting, 4-27
Continue
button on printer, 2-6
light on printer, 2-3
Control panel, 2-2 to 2-6
Copies setting, 2-8, 4-10
Country setting, 4-27
CR Function setting, 4-23
E
Emulation commands
ESC/P2, C-8
I239X, C-15
LJ4, C-2
Emulation Modes
ESCP2, 4-26
FX, 4-26
GL2, 4-23
I239X, 4-29
LJ4, 4-21
PS3, 4-25
End setting, 4-24
Enhanced MicroGray, 5-41
Enter button on printer, 2-6
Envelope Feeder
installing, 3-29
removing, 3-30
specifications, A-16
using, 3-60
Envelopes, 1-2, 1-3
Env Tray Size setting, 4-12
Error messages, 5-24 to 5-34
ESCP2 Menu, 4-26
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Face-up Enable setting, 4-17
Face-up Tray
installing, 3-16
removing, 3-24
specification, A-15
using, 3-58
Font Number setting, 4-22
Font Sample setting, 4-7
Font setting, 4-27
FontSource setting, 4-22
Form Feed
button on printer, 2-6
light on printer, 2-3
Form setting, 4-23
FX Menu, 4-26
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Interface cards, 3-54
Interface setting, 4-16
Item button on printer, 2-5
J
GL2 Menu, 4-23
GL-Mode setting, 4-24
Jams
A, 5-7
B, 5-10
C, 5-10
clearing, 5-3
D, 5-14
DM, 5-15
ENV, 5-12
LC1, 5-4
LC2, 5-4
LC3, 5-4
LC4, 5-11
LC5, 5-11
MP, 5-6
preventing, 5-2
Join setting, 4-24
H
L
Height setting, 4-22
Hex dump, 5-35
Labels, 1-3
Lang setting, 4-17
Large Capacity Paper Unit
installing, 3-3
specification, A-13
using, 3-57
LC x Type setting, 4-12
Left Offset setting, 4-14
LF Function setting, 4-23
Lights on printer, 2-3 to 2-4
LJ4 Menu, 4-21
Loading paper
lower cassettes, 1-6
MP tray, 1-4
L Offset B setting, 4-14
Lower cassette, 1-6
G
I
I239X Menu, 4-29
Image Optimum setting, 4-15
Imaging cartridge
replacing, 5-36
specifications, A-16
Indicator lights on printer, 2-3 to 2-4
Installing
Duplex Unit, 3-10
Envelope Feeder, 3-29
Face-up Tray, 3-16
Large Capacity Paper Unit, 3-3
memory module, 3-48
Multibin Unit, 3-32
optional interface card, 3-55
ROM module, 3-53
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Mailbox mode, 3-62
Manual Feed
mode, 1-12
setting, 2-7, 4-10
Memory module, 3-47
Menu button on printer, 2-5
Messages, 5-24 to 5-34
Modes
ESCP2 emulation, 4-26
FX emulation, 4-26
GL2, 4-23
GL-Mode, 4-24
I239X, 4-29
mailbox, 3-62
multiple sorter, 3-62
OneTouch, 2-7 to 2-8
PS3, 4-25
sorter, 3-62
stacker, 3-63
toner save, 2-8, 4-13
MP Tray Size setting, 1-5, 2-8, 4-12
MP Type setting, 1-5, 4-12
Multibin setting, 4-18
Multibin Unit
installing, 3-32
removing, 3-41
specifications, A-15
using, 3-61
Multiple sorter mode, 3-62
N
Network Menu, 4-20
Network status sheet, 4-7
O
Offset stacking, 1-13, 4-11
OneTouch Modes
mode 1, 2-3, 2-7
mode 2, 2-4, 2-8
using, 2-7 to 2-8
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button on printer, 2-4
light on printer, 2-3
Orientation setting, 2-7, 4-10
Origin setting, 4-24
Out Bin setting, 4-10
P
Page Count setting, 4-18
Page Protect setting, 4-15
Page Size setting, 2-7, 4-9
Paper
size selection, 1-10
specifications, A-2
Paper Source setting, 2-7, 4-9
Parallel Menu, 4-19
Pen setting, 4-24
Pens x setting, 4-25
Pitch setting, 4-22, 4-27
PJL command, C-14
Print density adjustment, 5-40
Print quality, 5-40
Problems
with options, 5-20
with print quality, 5-17
PS3 Menu, 4-25
R
Remote Control Panel utility, 3-61, 4-2,
5-30
Removing
Duplex Unit, 3-13
Envelope Feeder, 3-30
Face-up Tray, 3-24
memory module, 3-52
Multibin Unit, 3-41
ROM module, 3-54
Reset, 2-6, 5-42
Reset All, 5-42
Resolution setting, 4-10
RITech adjustment, 5-40
RITech setting, 2-8, 4-13
ROM module, 3-53
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Scale setting, 4-24
SelecType
button on printer, 2-5
light on printer, 2-4
menus, 4-4
settings, 4-7
using, 4-3
when to use, 4-2
SelecType Init. setting, 4-18
Setup Menu, 4-16
Size Ignore setting, 4-15
Skip Blank Page setting, 4-10
Sorter mode, 3-62
Source SymSet setting, 4-23
Speed setting, 4-19
Stacker mode, 3-63
Standby setting, 4-16
Start Page setting, 4-11
Status sheet, 2-6, 4-7
SymSet setting, 4-23
Wide A4 setting, 4-9
T
T.Margin setting, 4-27
Text setting, 4-27
Time Out setting, 4-16
T Offset B setting, 4-14
Toner Save setting, 2-8, 4-13
Toner setting, 4-17
Top Offset setting, 4-14
Transparencies, 1-3
Transporting printer, 5-44
Troubleshooting
error messages, 5-24 to 5-34
paper jams, 5-3
print quality, 5-17
V
Value button on printer, 2-5
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Z
ZeroChar setting, 4-28
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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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