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FUJITSU DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro
DOT MATRIX PRINTER
USER'S MANUAL
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Federal Communications Commission
Radio Frequency Interference Statement
for United States Users
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15B of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measure:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
FCC warning: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
NOTES
1. Testing of this equipment was performed on model number
M33051A or M33061A.
2.. The use of a nonshielded interface cable with the referenced
device is prohibited. The length of the parallel interface cable
must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less. The length of the optional serial
interface cable must be 15 meters (50 feet) or less.
3. The length of the power cord must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less.
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Notice for Canadian Users
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences
du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Notice for German Users
Bescheinigung des Herstellers/Importeurs
Hiermit wird bescheinigt, daß der/die/das
• M33051B/M33061B
in Übereinstimmung mit den Bestimmungen der
• EN 45014 (CE)
funk-entstört ist.
Der Deutschen Bundesport wurde das inverkehrbringen dieses
Gerätes angezeigt und die Berechtigung zur Überprüfung der Serie
auf Einhaltung der Bestimmungen eingeräumt.
• Maschinenlärminformationsverordnung 3. GSGV, 18.01.1991:
Der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß
EN 27779-1991.
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Energy Saving
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, FUJITSU LIMITED has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an
international program that promotes energy saving through the use
of computers and other office equipments. The program backs the
development and dissemination of products with functions that
effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an open system in which
business proprietors can participate voluntarily. The targeted
products are office equipment such as computers, displays, printers,
facsimiles, and copiers. Their standards and logos are uniform among
participating nations.
CE Declaration
This product sold in Europe conforms to the standard in accordance
with EC Directives. The copy of “Declaration of Conformity” is
attached in the next page.
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CE
Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity
According to Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC and Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, Annex3B.
FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED, 135 Higashinozaki Hobara-machi Date-gun,
Fukushima, 960-0695, Japan
Declares, in sole responsibility, that the following products
Product Type
: DOT MATRIX PRINTER
Model Number : M33051B and M33061B
Approval ID Number : S1 2050716
Referred to in this declaration, conforms with the following directives and standards;
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, 93/68/EEC
EN55022 : 1998 Class B
EN55024 : 1998 (IEC61000-4-2 : 1995, IEC61000-4-3 : 1995, IEC61000-4-4 : 1995,
IEC61000-4-5 : 1995, IEC61000-4-6 : 1996, IEC61000-4-11 : 1994)
EN61000-3-2 : 1995, EN61000-3-3 : 1995
EN60950 : 1992 +A1+A2+A3
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The contents of this manual may be revised without prior notice and
without obligation to incorporate changes and improvements into
units already shipped.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information included
here is complete and accurate at the time of publication; however,
Fujitsu cannot be held responsible for errors and omissions.
Printer model specifications differ with the print column (80 or 136)
and the power supply input voltage (100-120 or 220-240 VAC).
C147-E042-05EN May 2001
Copyright © 1998, 2000, 2001 FUJITSU LIMITED
Printed in Japan. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be
reproduced or translated, stored in a database or retrieval system, or
transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of Fujitsu Limited.
TRADEMARK
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
FUJITSU is a registered trademark and Fujitsu Creative Faces is a
trademark of Fujitsu Limited. Centronics is a trademark of
Centronics Data Computer Coporation. IBM PC and IBM Proprinter
XL24E are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. ESC/P2 is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Microsoft
is a registered trademark and MS-DOS and Windows are trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation. Nimbus Sans is a registered trademark of
URW Unternehmensberatung Karow Rubow Weber GmbH, Hamburg.
Other product names mentioned in this manual may also be trademarks of their respective companies.
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Thank you for buying the Fujitsu DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro dot matrix printer.
You can expect years of reliable service with very little maintenance.
This manual explains how to use your printer to full advantage. It is
written for both new and experienced printer users.
This manual describes how to install, set up, and use your printer and
printer options. It also explains how to keep the printer in good
working condition and what to do should something go wrong.
Detailed procedures are provided for first-time users. Experienced
users can skip some of the details, using the table of contents and
chapter introductions to locate information.
This manual has several appendixes, a glossary, and an index.
Appendix A lists supplies and additional documentation and
information available from your dealer or authorized Fujitsu
representative. Fujitsu offices are listed at the end of the manual.
PRINTER MODELS AND
OPTIONS
This manual covers model DL3700 Pro, an 80-column printer, and
model DL3800 Pro, a 136-column printer. Each model has a 100-120
VAC or 220-240 VAC power supply. A serial interface is a factory
add-on option. You must specify these when purchasing the printer.
Other options include a cut sheet feeder and a color print feature,
both of which can be added by yourself after purchasing the printer.
Unless otherwise stated, the information given here applies to both
models. However, illustrations are of either model.
DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro
Basic specifications
Print line at 10 cpi: 80 columns (DL3700 Pro)
136 columns (DL3800 Pro)
Interface: Centronics parallel
Alternative specification
Power supply: 100–120 VAC or 220–240 VAC
Factory add-on option
RS-232C serial interface
User add-on options
Cut sheet feeder
Color printing feature
cpi: characters per inch
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ORGANIZATION
This manual is organized as follows:
Quick Reference summarizes everyday printer operations. After you
become familiar with the printer, use this section as a memory aid.
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces the printer and identifies key
features and options that enhance the printer’s capabilities.
Chapter 2, Setting Up, gives step-by-step procedures for setting up
the printer for immediate use and identifies the main parts of the
printer. If this is your first printer, you should read the entire chapter
before attempting to use the printer.
Chapter 3, Paper Handling, explains how to load and use paper with
your printer.
Chapter 4, Printing, covers basic printing operations. This chapter
describes everyday operations from the printer’s control panel, such
as loading paper and selecting print features, in detail. After you
become more familiar with the printer, use Quick Reference at the
beginning of the manual to refresh your memory as needed.
Chapter 5, Using Setup Mode, describes how to change the printer’s
optional settings, such as print features, hardware options, and topof-form. Most settings only affect print features such as the typestyle
and page format. Note that certain settings directly affect hardware
and software compatibility. Refer to this chapter as indicated in
Chapter 2 or as required.
Chapter 6, Maintenance, explains basic maintenance procedures for
this printer.
Chapter 7, Trouble-Shooting, describes problem-solving techniques.
Before you contact your dealer for help, check the list of problems and
solutions provided in this chapter.
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Chapter 8, Installing Options, describes the options available for the
printer and explains how to install them.
At the end of this manual, you will find several appendixes, a
glossary, and an index. Appendix A gives order numbers for printer
supplies, options, and publications. Other appendixes provide
additional technical information about the printer.
CONVENTIONS
Special information, such as warnings, cautions, and notes, are
indicated as follows:
WARNING
A WARNING indicates that personal injury may result if you do not follow
a procedure correctly.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates that damage to the printer may result if you do not
follow a procedure correctly.
NOTE
A NOTE provides “how-to” tips or suggestions to help you perform
a procedure correctly. NOTEs are particularly useful for first-time
users.
For Experienced Users:
If you are familiar with this printer or with dot matrix printers in general,
this information will help you use the manual effectively.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Quick Reference ............................................................ QR–1
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Features ...........................................................................
Options ............................................................................
1–1
1–3
Selecting a Good Location ...........................................
Unpacking the Printer ....................................................
Checking Options and Supplies ..............................
Assembling the Printer....................................................
Installing the Cut Sheet Stand ..................................
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge ................................
Getting Acquainted With Your Printer .........................
Connecting the Power Cord ........................................
Testing the Printer (Offline) ............................................
Loading Paper for the Self-Test ................................
Printing the Self-Test ..................................................
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer ..................
Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable .......................
Selecting a Serial Interface Cable ..........................
Connecting the Interface Cable ............................
Selecting an Emulation ..................................................
Printing a Sample Page (Online) ..................................
2–1
2–3
2–5
2–6
2–6
2–7
2–10
2–11
2–13
2–13
2–14
2–19
2–19
2–19
2–20
2–21
2–25
CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP
CHAPTER 3 PAPER HANDLING
Selecting Paper .............................................................. 3–1
Overview of Paper Operations ..................................... 3–2
Adjusting for Paper Thickness ........................................ 3–4
Using Single Sheets ......................................................... 3–5
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper ............................. 3–5
Loading Paper in the Cut Sheet Feeder (Option) ... 3–8
Ejecting Single Sheets ............................................... 3–12
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Using Continuous Forms .................................................
Positioning the Paper Stack .....................................
Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor and
Rear Feed) ............................................................
Loading Continuous Forms (Pull Tractor and
Bottom Feed) ........................................................
Unloading Continuous Forms ...................................
Tearing Off Continuous Forms ..................................
Feeding and Positioning Paper ....................................
Line Feed/Form Feed ................................................
Micro Feed .................................................................
Load Position Adjust ..................................................
Switching Paper Types ...................................................
Switching to Single Sheets ........................................
Switching to Continuous Forms ................................
Tips on Paper Handling ..................................................
General Tips ...............................................................
Multipart Forms ..........................................................
Envelopes ...................................................................
Labels ..........................................................................
3–12
3–13
3–14
3–17
3–22
3–22
3–23
3–23
3–24
3–24
3–24
3–25
3–26
3–26
3–26
3–26
3–27
3–27
CHAPTER 4 PRINTING
Selecting Print Features .................................................. 4–1
Using Commercial Software .................................... 4–2
Using the Control Panel ............................................ 4–2
Selecting MENU1 or MENU2 ................................ 4–3
Changing the menu font to a resident font ..... 4–5
Locking the selected resident font .................... 4–6
Starting or Stopping Printing .......................................... 4–6
Starting Printing .......................................................... 4–6
Stopping Printing ....................................................... 4–6
Resuming from a Paper-Out .................................... 4–7
Resuming from an Area Over .................................. 4–8
Removing Printed Pages ............................................... 4–9
Removing Single Sheets ............................................ 4–9
Removing Continuous Forms ................................... 4–9
Clearing the Print Buffer ................................................. 4–10
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How to Use This Chapter ................................................
Entering Setup Mode .....................................................
Overview of Setup Mode ..............................................
Setup Mode Example ...............................................
Points to Remember ..................................................
Printing a List of Selected Options ................................
Deciding Which Options to Change ...........................
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options .......................
Procedure ..................................................................
Resetting MENU1 and MENU2 ..................................
Changing Hardware Options .......................................
Procedure ..................................................................
Changing Print Position Adjustment Options ..............
Procedure ..................................................................
Changing Configuration Options .................................
Procedure ..................................................................
Exiting and Saving ..........................................................
Procedure ..................................................................
Resetting Defaults ...........................................................
Resetting Power-On Defaults ...................................
Resetting Factory Defaults .......................................
Resetting Factory Defaults in MENU1 and MENU2 ....
Using the Diagnostic Functions .....................................
Printing the Self-Test ..................................................
Procedure .............................................................
Printing Hex Dumps ...................................................
Procedure .............................................................
Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT) .......
Procedure .............................................................
Setup Mode Reference .................................................
DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION ..................................
Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation .......
Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation ..................
Online Setup Mode ........................................................
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5–4
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5–9
5–10
5–12
5–14
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5–28
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5–34
5–37
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5–53
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CHAPTER 5 USING SETUP MODE
CHAPTER 6 MAINTENANCE
Cleaning ..........................................................................
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer ....................
Cleaning the Platen and Paper Bail Rollers ...........
Replacing the Ribbon ....................................................
Replacing the Print Head ..............................................
6–1
6–1
6–3
6–3
6–7
CHAPTER 7 TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Solving Problems ............................................................. 7–1
Print Quality Problems ............................................... 7–1
Paper Handling Problems ......................................... 7–4
Tips for clearing a jammed sheet
from the printer ................................................ 7–6
Common cause of abnormal paper feeding .... 7–7
Operating Problems .................................................. 7–8
Printer Failures ............................................................ 7–10
Diagnostic functions ....................................................... 7–11
Getting Help .................................................................... 7–11
CHAPTER 8 INSTALLING OPTIONS
Installing the Cut Sheet Feeder .....................................
Installing the Color Kit .....................................................
8–1
8–2
APPENDIX A SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
Supplies ............................................................................ A–1
Options ............................................................................ A–1
APPENDIX B PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Physical Specifications ...................................................
Functional Specifications ..............................................
Performance Specifications ..........................................
Paper Specifications .....................................................
Print Area ....................................................................
Paper Thickness .........................................................
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B–2
B–4
B–6
B–6
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Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS ........................................................ C–2
Factory Default Settings ........................................... C–14
IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation ..................................... C–17
Epson ESC/P2 Emulation ................................................ C–22
APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION
Parallel Interface ............................................................
Compatible Mode ....................................................
Nibble Mode ..............................................................
Data Transmission Timing ..........................................
Serial Interface ................................................................
Serial Options .............................................................
Cable Wiring ..............................................................
Serial Protocols ...........................................................
D–1
D–2
D–4
D–6
D–7
D–8
D–8
D–10
APPENDIX E CHARACTER SETS
Character Sets 1 and 2
(DPL24C PLUS and IBM␣ XL24E Emulation) ............... E–1
Italic and Graphics Character Sets
(ESC/P2 Emulation) ................................................... E–2
National Character Sets (All Emulations) ..................... E–4
National Character Sets (DPL24C PLUS and IBM
XL24E Emulation) ....................................................... E–14
National Character Sets (ESC/P2 Emulation) .............. E–15
National Character Sets and Supported Resident
Fonts (All Emulations) ................................................ E–18
APPENDIX F RESIDENT FONTS .....................................................................
F–1
GLOSSARY OF TERMS ................................................................................... GL–1
INDEX ............................................................................................................ IN–1
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APPENDIX C COMMAND SETS
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QUICK REFERENCE
Quick Reference is written for experienced users —
users who are familiar with how the printer works,
but who may need to refresh their memory
occasionally. Only the printer’s normal (non-setup)
mode is covered. For details on setup mode, see Chapter 5.
Normal mode operation includes everyday operations, such as paper
handling and font selection. The printer comes up in normal mode
when turned on. To enter setup mode, press the FONT and MENU
buttons at the same time while the ONLINE indicator is off (not lit).
Control panel
The table on the next page lists normal mode opeprations with online
and offline conditions and gives the required user response.
Operations are listed alphabetically.
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Reference
Q
QUICK REFERENCE
QUICK REFERENCE
Printer Operations (Normal Mode)
√
: Operation can be performed when the printer is in this state.
—
: Operation cannot be performed when the printer is in this state.
N/A : Does not apply.
Operation
Online Offline
Required Response
Clear print buffer
—
√
Press LOCK and FONT.
Eject single sheets
√
√
Press LF/FF.
Enter normal mode
N/A
N/A
Enter setup mode
—
√
Press FONT and MENU.
Exit to normal mode
—
√
Press ONLINE, then press FONT or MENU.
Form feed (forward)
√
√
Press and hold LF/FF until the operation starts.
Ignore font commands from CPU
—
√
Press LOCK.
Line feed (forward)
√
√
Press LF/FF within three seconds.
Load paper
√
√
Press LOAD.
Micro feed (backward)
—
√
Press ONLINE and TEAR OFF.
Micro feed (forward)
—
√
Press ONLINE and LF/FF.
Place printer offline
√
—
Press ONLINE.
Place printer online
—
√
Press ONLINE.
Reset power-on defaults
√
√
Turn printer off, then on.
Resume printing after paper end
—
√
Press ONLINE.
Save adjusted load positions
—
√
Press ONLINE and LOAD.
Select a font (and pitch)
—
√
Press FONT.
Select MENU1 or MENU2
—
√
Press MENU.
Start/stop/resume printing
√
√
Start: Send print command.
Stop/resume: Press ONLINE.
Self-test printing
√
√
Start: Turn printer off. Press LF/FF while
turning printer on.
Pause/resume: Press FONT or MENU.
Exit: Press ONLINE.
Tear off forms
(rear-fed continuous forms only)
√
√
Press TEAR OFF. Tear off forms, then
press any button to retract forms.
Unload paper to park position
(rear-fed continuous forms only)
√
√
Press LOAD.
Turn printer on. (Press I on the power switch.)
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INTRODUCTION
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INTRODUCTION
Dot matrix printer
FEATURES
Key printer features and options are listed in the next two sections.
• Software compatibility. This printer, which operates primarily
with the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS command set, is compatible with
the IBM Proprinter XL24E command set and the Epson ESC/P2
command set.
• Various character sets. As basic character sets, IBM PC character
sets 1 and 2 are available for the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS command
set and the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, and the italic character set and graphics character sets 1 and 2 are available for the
Epson ESC/P2 emulation. As national character sets, a total of 57
or 61 national character sets (depending on the emulation), including IBM PS/2 character sets, are available.
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Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing this printer. This
printer is a compact, versatile printer that offers
maximum compatibility with today’s software
packages and personal computers.
The 24-wire print head provides crisp, clear printing for business,
office, and home environments. This printer is also easy to install and
use.
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• Multiple fonts. The printer has nineteen resident fonts: Ten bitmap fonts — Courier 10, Pica 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS,
OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and
High-speed Draft and nine outline fonts — Timeless, Nimbus Sans,
and Courier, each in upright, italic, and bold.
• High-speed printing. At 10 cpi, print speed ranges from 113 cps
for letter quality to 360 cps for high-speed draft quality.
• Large print buffer. 128K bytes are available in total for storing
input data and downloading fonts. A large input data buffer
allows you to send files to the printer and return to work in your
application. A large download buffer allows you to use custom
fonts.
• 80-column or 136-column print line. 80-column printers print in
landscape mode using letter- or A4- size paper. 136-column
printers print in landscape mode using legal- or standard-size
computer forms.
• Simple switching of paper types. The ability to "park" continuous
forms makes it easy to switch between continuous forms and single
sheets. This switching is possible even for an optional cut sheet
feeder.
• Bottom feeding capability. The tractor unit is removable and can
be converted to push-feed or pull-feed. Installing the tractor unit
on the platen allows the paper to be fed through the slot at the
bottom of the printer.
• Auto tearoff. Continuous forms are fed automatically up to the
tear-off position at the end of each job.
• Maintenance-free. The printer only requires periodic cleaning and
changing of the ribbon cartridge.
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OPTIONS
Printer add-on options are listed below. For details, see Chapter 8.
• Color kit. You can turn your monochrome printer into a color
printer. Seven-color printing using a color ribbon is possible if
supported by your software.
The RS-232C serial interface is a factory-installable option that allows
you to connect your printer to a serial port of your computer.
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• Cut sheet feeder
The ASF100 single-bin feeder is available as an option for the 80column printer, and the ASF300 single-bin feeder and double-bin
adapter are available for the 136-column printer.
A cut sheet feeder allows single sheets to be fed automatically.
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SETTING UP
SETTING UP
Your new printer is easy to install and set up.
This chapter tells you how to set up the printer
and start printing right away. If this is your first
printer, you should read the entire chapter before
attempting to use the printer.
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In this chapter, you will learn how to:
Unpack, assemble, and select a good location for the printer
Identify the printer’s major parts
Connect the power and interface cables
Test the printer before connecting it to your computer
Select an emulation and print a sample page using your
software
If you have a problem while setting up the printer, review the section
Solving Problems in Chapter 7. If the problem persists, contact your
dealer.
SELECTING A GOOD
LOCATION
This printer is suitable for most business, office, and home environments. To obtain peak performance from the printer, select a location
that meets the following guidelines:
√ Place the printer on a sturdy, level surface.
√ Place the printer near a well-grounded AC power outlet.
√ Ensure easy access to the front and rear of the printer by leaving
several inches of space around the printer. Do not block the air
vents on the front, left, and right sides of the printer.
√ Do not place the printer in direct sunlight or near heaters.
√ Make sure that the room is well-ventilated and free from
excessive dust.
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Setting Up
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•
•
•
•
SETTING UP
√ Do not expose the printer to extremes of temperature and
humidity.
√ Use only the power cord supplied with the printer or recommended by your dealer. Do not use an extension cord.
√ Do not plug the printer into a power outlet that is shared with
heavy industrial equipment, such as motors, or appliances, such
as copiers or coffee makers. Such equipment often emits
electrical noise or causes power degradation.
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SETTING UP
UNPACKING THE PRINTER
Unpack the printer as follows:
1. Open the carton and remove the printer and its components.
Make sure that you have all of the items shown below. Note
that the power cord supplied depends on the printer model
(100-120 or 220-240 VAC power supply).
Ribbon cartridge
Cut sheet stand
Setting Up
(Black)
Printer
Power cord
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Printer driver
Checking items received
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2. Carefully examine each item for damage. Report any problems
to your dealer or shipping agent.
3. Place the printer where you plan to use it.
4. Remove the tapes securing the front cover, top cover, and back
cover. Open the front cover and remove the shipping restraint
cardboard that holds the print head carriage in place (shown
below).
Cardboard
Front cover
Removing the shipping restraint cardboard
5. Store the original shipping carton and packaging materials for
future use. For example, the original packaging is ideal for use
when you move or ship your printer to another location.
NOTE
The interface cable is not included with the printer. You must
purchase it separately. Connection of the interface cable is described
later in this chapter.
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Checking Options and Supplies
The following options and supplies, if ordered, are shipped separately:
•
•
•
•
Cut sheet feeder (option)
Double-bin adapter (option)
Color kit (option)
Extra monochrome or color ribbon cartridges
The RS-232C serial interface is a factory-installable option. If you
ordered the interface, the board is already installed in the printer.
Once you are sure you have everything, you are ready to assemble the
printer.
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Make sure that you received all the options you ordered. Installation
of options is described in Chapter 8.
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ASSEMBLING THE PRINTER
This section explains how to install the cut sheet stand and ribbon
cartridge.
Installing the Cut Sheet Stand
The cut sheet stand enables smooth feeding of both single sheets and
continuous forms. Install the cut sheet stand as described below:
1. Referring to the following figure, locate the two grooved
notches on the top of the printer, behind the top cover. Note
that each notch has a front groove and a rear groove.
2. Locate the two mounting pins on each side of the cut sheet
stand.
Mounting pins
Cut sheet stand
Installing the cut sheet stand
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3. Hold the cut sheet stand at an angle over the top of the printer.
Slide the mounting pins into the long, front grooves of the
notches. This is the cut sheet stand's up position, used for
printing single sheets.
To rotate the cut sheet stand to its down position, grasp it at the
sides and lift it up until the two upper mounting pins fall into
the rear grooves of the notches. This position is used for
printing most continuous forms.
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
1. Open the front cover of the printer. For easy installation, slide
the print head carriage so that it does not face a bail roller.
2. The paper thickness lever, located on the right of the printer,
has nine positions. Before you install the ribbon cartridge,
move this lever to D.
Paper thickness lever
Move to D.
Preparing to install the ribbon
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The basic printer uses a black ribbon cartridge. If you have a color kit
option, you can use either color or black ribbon cartridges. To install
the ribbon cartridge:
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3. Remove the ribbon cartridge from its package. For a black ribbon cartridge, push in the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs
snap into the cartridge and the ribbon feed mechanism engages.
For a color ribbon cartridge (option), pull the ribbon release
plate in the direction of the arrow and press the ribbon feed
knob toward “FREE.” The ribbon feed mechanism engages.
Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to be sure that it feeds
properly.
(Black ribbon)
Ribbon feed knob
Turn clockwise to tighten.
Ribbon release lever
Mounting pin
(Color ribbon)
Ribbon release tabs
Ribbon feed knob
Turn clockwise to tighten.
Ribbon release lever
Mounting pin
Ribbon release plate
Preparing the ribbon cartridge
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4. Locate the two ribbon release levers on either side of the ribbon
cartridge. Each ribbon release lever has a mounting pin on the
side. As shown below, place the mounting pins on the ribbon
support bracket of the head carrier. Insert the ribbon so that the
ribbon falls between the nose of the print head and the plastic
print guide.
Print guide
Print head
Head carrier
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Installing the ribbon cartridge
5. Press the ribbon release levers inward until the mounting pins
snap into the holes of the ribbon support brackets. Gently pull
on the cartridge to be sure that the pins are secure in the holes.
6. Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up any slack in the
ribbon.
7. Move the paper thickness lever back to position 1, which is the
correct setting for printing most single sheets.
8. Close the front cover.
NOTE
A Fujitsu ribbon cassette is recommended. Dont't use other cassettes.
If other cassettes are used, operating problems or damage of print
head may be caused.
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
WITH YOUR PRINTER
Now that your printer is assembled, take a moment to become familiar
with its major parts.
Looking at the printer from the front right side, you can see the parts of
the printer shown in the figure below.
Print head
Print guide
Front cover
Paper guide
Paper
select
lever
Cut sheet
stand
Paper
thickness
lever
Platen knob
Power switch
Platen
Control panel
Interface connector
Printer components (front and right)
The printer control panel has the buttons and indicators used to load
and feed paper (see Chapter 3) and select print features (see Chapter
4). The control panel also allows you to change the printer’s optional
settings (see Chapter 5).
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Looking at the printer from the back with the cut sheet stand and back
cover removed, you can see the following parts of the printer:
Cut sheet stand
Acoustic cover
Top cover
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Back cover
Forms tractors
Rating label
Power
connector
Printer components (rear)
CONNECTING THE POWER
CORD
Before you plug in the printer:
√ Make sure that the printer power is switched off. The side
marked “1” on the power switch should be raised.
√ Make sure that the power outlet is properly grounded.
√ Make sure that you use the power cord shipped with the
printer. This cord is designed to minimize radio frequency
interference.
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To plug in the power cord:
1. Plug one end of the power cord into the power connector on the
rear of the printer.
2. Plug the other end of the power cord into the power outlet.
Connecting the power cord
3. Make sure that the power cord is securely connected.
4. Turn on the power by pressing the side marked “1” on the
power switch. Within a few seconds, the MENU1 indicator on
the printer control panel will light, the print head will move to
its home position, and the ONLINE indicator will light (green).
NOTE
If no forms are loaded, the printer may beep and the red PAPER OUT
indicator may light and the ONLINE indicator will not light if the
paper select lever is set backward to the continuous forms position.
Move the paper select lever forward to the single sheet position (as
described in the next section). The PAPER OUT indicator will go out.
This condition is a result of the factory default settings and poses no
problem.
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TESTING THE PRINTER
(OFFLINE)
At this point, load paper and run the printer self-test. The self-test
checks printer performance and print quality before you connect the
printer to the computer. Use either single sheets or continuous forms
(see Chapter 3). This section describes the self-test procedure using
single sheets.
Loading Paper for the Self-Test
Before loading paper, make sure that the printer is on. Then, proceed
as follows:
1. Make sure that the paper thickness lever (located on the top
right of the printer) is at position 1. Make sure that the paper
select lever (located on the top left of the printer) is set to the
front, as shown below.
Loading a sheet of paper
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To print the self-test, use paper wider than 215.9 mm (8.5 inches) and
set the left paper guide all the way to the right to avoid clipping the test
pattern. Standard letter or A4 size paper can be used lengthwise
(portrait mode).
SETTING UP
2. Raise the cut sheet stand. Move the left paper guide all the way
to the right. Insert the sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand.
Letter or A4 size paper, inserted lengthwise (portrait mode) with
this setting, will not result in clipping.
Adjust the right paper guide so that the paper lies flat on the cut
sheet stand.
3. Slide the paper along the cut sheet stand until its bottom edge
touches the platen. Then press the LOAD button. The paper
will be loaded to the top-of-form position.
Printing the Self-Test
The printer has a built-in self-test program. The self-test prints the
firmware version, the names of the printer’s resident emulations, and
all of the characters available in the emulations. The self-test prints 80
characters per line. If you are using a color printer and ribbon, printing
is in seven colors.
To print a self-test page, make sure that a sheet of paper is loaded.
Then proceed as follows:
1. Turn the printer off.
2. While pressing the LF/FF button, turn the printer back on.
Keep the LF/FF button pressed until the printer beeps. Self-test
printing will start.
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3. Allow printing to continue for a dozen or more lines of repeat
printing. To stop printing, press the FONT button or the
MENU button. Manually turn the platen knob clockwise to
remove the test page.
NOTE
Do not try to use the LF/FF (line feed/form feed) button to eject the
paper. In self-test mode, LF/FF cannot be used to feed paper
forward.
4. Examine the self-test page. It should look like the sample on
the next page.
Check that printing is uniform and that there are no light, dark,
or smudged areas. If the print quality is good, go to step 5.
Otherwise, try to correct the problem as follows:
• Make sure that the ribbon is installed correctly.
• Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set to position 1.
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Starting the self-test
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• Insert a new sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Turn the
platen knob to manually advance the paper until the top
edge has moved past the paper bail rollers.
• Press the FONT button or the MENU button to restart
printing. If the print quality remains poor, turn off the
printer and contact your dealer for assistance.
Sample self-test page
5. To exit the self-test mode, press the ONLINE button. The
printer will return online.
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NOTE
The printer can also print a special “demo pattern” that illustrates
some of the printer’s capabilities. To print the demo pattern:
1. Load a sheet of letter or A4 size paper.
2. Turn the printer off .
3. While pressing the FONT button, turn the printer back on. The
printer will start printing the demo pattern.
Setting Up
4. The demo pattern stops printing after one page. To pause or
restart the demo during printing of a page, press the ONLINE
button.
5. To exit demo mode, turn the printer off.
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CONNECTING THE PRINTER
TO YOUR COMPUTER
Your printer has a Centronics parallel interface. An RS-232C serial
interface is a factory-installed add-on option. Installation of the serial
option gives a dual interface where either interface can be connected.
The parallel interface connector has wire clips. The serial interface
connector has tapped holes. Cables for both interfaces are available
from dealers, cable manufacturers, and other suppliers. For detailed
interface specifications, see Appendix D.
Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable
√ At the printer end, use a shielded male Centronics connector,
such as an Amphenol DDK 57FE-30360 or its equivalent. To
prevent RFI (radio frequency interference), the connector cover
must be connected to the cable shield.
√ At the computer end, most computers (including IBM PCs)
require a male DB-25P connector. Some computers, however,
require a Centronics connector. To determine the type of
connector your computer uses, refer to your computer user
manual.
√ Make sure that the cable length does not exceed 3 meters
(10␣ feet).
Selecting a Serial Interface Cable
For the serial interface, use a cable that meets the following specifications:
√ At the printer end, use a 25-pin male connector, such as a
Cannon DB-25P or its equivalent.
√ To determine the type of connector your computer requires,
refer to your computer user manual or ask your dealer.
√ The cable length can be up to 15 meters (50 feet). This type of
length is required in many networking and shared-printer
configurations.
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For the parallel interface, use a cable that meets the following specifications:
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Connecting the Interface Cable
To connect the interface cable:
1. Turn off both the printer and the computer.
2. Pushing the top of the shutter on the right side of the printer by
the thumb, lift the bottom of the shutter by fingers until the
shutter stays open to access the connector.
Shutter
Opening the shutter
3. Attach the interface cable to the connector. If your printer has a
dual interface, use the appropriate connector.
Groove for
holding
cable
Parallel
Serial
Clip
Connecting the interface cable
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4. To secure a parallel interface cable, flip the fastener clips located
on the printer into the notches on the cable connector. To secure
a serial interface cable, tighten the screws in the cable connector.
5. Attach the other end of the interface cable to your computer.
Gently pull on the cable to verify that it is secure.
6. Hold the cable along in the groove if you want to.
7. Push up the inside of the shutter to close the shutter.
Before printing with your software, verify that the correct emulation is
selected on your printer. This section describes the available
emulations and their selection.
For Experienced Users:
The printer’s preselected factory setting is the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
emulation. If this emulation is acceptable, you may skip this section.
An emulation is a set of commands used by your software to communicate with the printer. There are many different emulations available
for printers. Each emulation has unique features and capabilities. This
printer offers three resident emulations:
• Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (for Fujitsu DL-series printers)
• IBM Proprinter XL24E
• Epson ESC/P2
Resident emulations are stored in the printer’s permanent memory.
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SELECTING AN EMULATION
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Here are some points to help you determine which emulation to select:
√ Determine which emulations your software supports. (Refer to
your software documentation.) Since most software programs
support this printer, try to run a program with the factory
default emulation first. (DPL24C␣ PLUS emulation is the factory
default.) Try this emulation even if you are not sure of which
emulation to choose. See Chapter 5 for detailed information
about how your printer communicates with your software.
√ If you are using more than one software package, determine
which emulation is supported by the software you use most
frequently. Select that emulation.
√ If your software supports more than one emulation, select the
DPL24C PLUS emulation if possible. This emulation has the
greatest capabilities.
√ If you want to use an emulation that is not supported by your
software, contact your software manufacturer or printer dealer
and ask whether support is available. You may be able to
obtain a printer driver that is not shipped with the original
software package.
To select an emulation, proceed as follows:
1. Turn the printer on and load a sheet of paper.
To change a single printer setting, such as the emulation, you
can use a single sheet paper. To change several printer settings
as described in Chapter 5, you must load continuous forms
paper. See Chapter 3 for paper loading instructions.
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2. Enter setup mode.
Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. Then,
press the FONT button and the MENU button.
As the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following
information:
Setting Up
<<FUNCTION>> menu
Function
Red cursor on print guide
Initial printout in setup mode
Check that the <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed at the bottom
of the page.
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3. Select the MENU1 function.
Locate the red cursor on the plastic print guide. Initially, this
cursor should be positioned under SAVE & END at the beginning of the <<FUNCTION>> menu. Press the LOCK button
repeatedly to position the red cursor beneath MENU1, as shown
below:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
H
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
Press the LOCK button to
position
the red cursor.
Press the FONT button or the MENU button to select MENU1
and print the following <EMULATE> options:
<EMULATE>
DPL24C+
XL24E
ESC/P2
The currently selected emulation is indicated by a short underline. In the figure shown above, the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
emulation is selected.
4. Select an emulation.
Press the LOCK button repeatedly to position the red cursor
under the required emulation. Press the FONT button to select
the emulation and print the next MENU1 item.
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5. Exit MENU1.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the MENU1 function and
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
6. Exit setup mode to save the emulation.
To exit setup mode and save the new emulation, make sure that
the red cursor is positioned under SAVE & END. Then press
the FONT␣ button or the MENU button. The printer selects
SAVE & END and then goes online.
PRINTING A SAMPLE PAGE
(ONLINE)
Setting Up
To change other printer settings using the printer setup mode, see
Chapter 5.
Once the self-test verifies that the printer is functioning correctly, try
printing using one of your software packages. This exercise will ensure
that the printer is correctly connected to your computer.
If you are using a parallel interface, the printer usually prints the
correct characters automatically. However, you may need to adjust the
page layout or various print features using your software or the printer
setup mode. If you are using a serial interface, the printer may not
work at all or it may print a lot of “?” characters. In this case, the serial
settings on the printer do not match those of your computer or your
software. Before changing any settings, use the procedure described
below to try printing using the printer’s preselected factory settings.
Test communication between the printer and computer as follows:
1. Load a sheet of paper.
2. Check that the printer is online. If the ONLINE indicator is not
green, press the ONLINE button.
3. Try to print using your word processor, a programming
language, or other software.
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4. Use your software printer selection menus or the printer setup
mode (described in Chapter 5) to make required changes in the
page layout or other print features.
If the printer does not print or prints the wrong characters,
proceed as follows:
• Make sure that the interface cable is properly connected.
• Make sure that the printer emulation selected in your
software is the same as that selected on the printer.
• If you are using a serial interface, make sure that the printer
serial interface settings are the same as those on the computer. The printer’s preselected factory settings are 8 data bits,
no parity, 1 stop bit, 9600 baud, and XON/XOFF protocol.
You can change the serial settings on either the printer or
your computer. To change the printer settings, see Chapter
5. To change the computer settings, use the selection menus
provided by your software or the commands of your
computer operating system. The following example uses the
MS-DOS operating system:
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Using MS-DOS to Specify Serial Interface Settings
For an IBM PC or compatible device, use the following MSDOS MODE commands to set the computer serial settings to
match the printer factory settings:
MODE COM1:9600,N,8,1,P
MODE LPT1:=COM1
If the printer still doesn’t work, consult your dealer or
someone experienced in serial interface communications.
You are now finished setting up and testing the printer. To familiarize
yourself with everyday printer operations, such as loading paper,
selecting print features, and printing, see Chapters 3 and 4.
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To activate these settings whenever you turn the computer on,
write the MODE commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
Make sure that the MODE.COM file is included in your root
directory.
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PAPER HANDLING
This chapter explains how your printer uses paper.
Topics covered are:
3
•
•
•
•
•
Selecting paper
Overview of paper operations
Adjusting for paper thickness
Using single sheets
Using continuous forms (push-tractor feed and pull-tractor
feed)
• Feeding and positioning paper
• Switching paper types
Tips for paper handling are given at the end of this chapter. Check that
section if you are using multipart forms, envelopes, or labels.
SELECTING PAPER
For best results, use paper that meets the specifications listed below. (See
Appendix B for detailed specifications.) If you are unsure of the suitability of a particular paper, try testing the paper or consult your dealer.
Length
Width
80
columns
Single sheets: 76 to 364 mm (3 to 14.3 in)
Continuous forms: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
136
columns
Single sheets: 76 to 420 mm (3 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
80
columns
Single sheets: 102 to 267 mm (4 to 10.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 to 267 mm (4 to 10.5 in)
136
columns
Single sheets: 102 to 420 mm (4 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 to 420 mm (4 to 16.5 in)
Thickness
0.35 mm (0.014 in) maximum total thickness.
Copies
1 to 5 copies, including the original.
For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon
counts as a copy.
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Handling
The printer can handle either single sheets or continuous forms. Single
sheets, also called cut sheets, include envelopes and noncontinuous,
multipart forms. Continuous forms include labels and multipart forms
fed into the printer using the forms tractors.
PAPER HANDLING
OVERVIEW OF PAPER
OPERATIONS
The following levers and buttons are used in paper handling:
• Paper select lever at the top left corner of the printer
• Paper thickness lever at the top right corner of the printer
• LF/FF, TEAR OFF, and LOAD buttons on the control panel
(A different function is enabled when each button is pressed in
conjunction with the ONLINE button.)
The following figure shows the location of each lever and button:
Paper select
lever
Paper
thickness
lever
Control panel
Font indicators
Menu indicators
Buttons
Printer levers and buttons
Table 3.1 summarizes the use of levers and buttons in paper handling.
More detailed information is provided later in this chapter.
NOTE
To load or feed paper, the printer must be:
• Online but not receiving or printing data
• Offline but not in setup mode
To micro-feed paper, which is done with the ONLINE button, the
printer must be:
• Offline but not in setup mode.
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Table 3.1 Levers and Buttons Used for Paper Handling
Lever/Button
LF/FF
Purpose
Form feed
Line feed
Forward micro
feed
Action
Press and hold LF/FF to execute a form
feed. Continuous forms are fed forward
by one page. Single sheets are ejected.
Press LF/FF within three seconds to feed
paper forward by one line.
Press LF/FF and ONLINE to feed paper
forward by 1/180 inch.
Advance forms Press TEAR OFF to advance the forms
for tear-off
perforation to the tear-off edge. Tear off
the forms, then press any button to
retract remaining the forms.
Reverse micro Press TEAR OFF and ONLINE to feed
feed
paper backward by 1/180 inch.
LOAD
Load/unload
paper
Save adjusted
load point
Press LOAD to load paper or to retract
continuous forms to the "park position."
Press LOAD and ONLINE to permanently store the load position adjusted by
micro feeding.
Paper
select
lever *
Select paper
path
Move the paper select lever forward for
single sheets (cut sheet stand or feeder).
Move the paper select lever backward for
continuous forms.
Paper
thickness
lever
Adjust for
paper thickness
or number of
copies
Select the number corresponding to the
number of copies (including the original).
Vary the setting up or down (including A
to D) to optimize printing. Select D when
replacing ribbon or clearing a paper jam.
*
The following graphics are engraved on the cover.
: Continuous forms
: Cut sheets
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TEAR OFF
PAPER HANDLING
ADJUSTING FOR PAPER
THICKNESS
The printer can handle paper of different thicknesses, including
multipart forms with up to five parts (original plus four copies). For
details on paper thickness specifications, see Appendix B.
The paper thickness lever, located at the top right corner of the printer,
allows you to adjust for different paper thicknesses. Be sure to adjust
the paper thickness lever whenever you change the number of copies
being printed.
The paper thickness lever has nine settings: 1 to 5 and A to D. Use
Table 3.2 to determine the appropriate setting for your paper; then,
move the paper thickness lever to the appropriate position.
Paper thickness lever
Move to D.
Adjusting the paper thickness lever
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Table 3.2 Paper Thickness Lever Settings
Number of Copies
(Including the Original) *1
Setting *2
1 copy
1
2 copies
2
3 copies
3
4 copies
4
5 copies
5
Ribbon replacement
D
*1 For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon counts as one copy.
*2 Vary the setting up or down (including A to D) to optimize
printing. Select D when replacing a ribbon or clearing a paper
jam. For labels and envelopes, use trial-and-error to determine
a satisfactory setting.
USING SINGLE SHEETS
Paper
Handling
NOTE
If printing is messy, the ribbon misfeeds, or the paper jams,
move the lever one setting higher.
This section describes how to load paper in the cut sheet stand or cut
sheet feeder. The cut sheet stand allows paper to be loaded manually,
one sheet at a time. A cut sheet feeder allows paper to be loaded
automatically from a stack.
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper
To load a sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand:
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Check that rear-fed
continuous forms are retracted to the park position. (For
details, see the section Unloading Continuous Forms later in
this chapter.)
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2. If necessary, reset the paper thickness lever. (See the section
Adjusting for Paper Thickness earlier in this chapter.)
3. Move the paper select lever forward. (This lever is at the top
left of the printer.)
4. Raise the cut sheet stand. Position the left paper guide. Note
that its movable range is limited.
Adjusting the left margin
Below the left paper guide, the cut sheet stand has a scale graduated in
units of 0.1 inch. When the left paper guide is positioned all the way to
the right, the left margin is 5 mm (0.2 inch). To help align paper, also
use the two inch-based rulers on the separator of the printer. The
gradations on the ruler are for 10 columns per inch.
Left margin
(minimum)
Preparing to load a sheet of paper
5. Insert a sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Make sure that
the bottom edge of the paper engages snugly with the platen.
Adjust the right paper guide.
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6. Press the LOAD button. The paper will advance to the top-ofform position. The top-of-form position is the first line on
which printing can start. To adjust the position of the paper
slightly, simultaneously press the ONLINE button and the LF/
FF button or the TEAR␣ OFF button. The paper will move
forward or backward in 1/180-inch increments.
Paper
Handling
LOAD
Loading a sheet of paper
7. Place the printer online. Print a sample page and check the page
margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guides if required.
• Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
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Loading Paper in the Cut Sheet Feeder (Option)
A cut sheet feeder allows automatic printing on single sheets without
the need to manually insert the sheets one-by-one. This can save you a
lot of time when printing long files using single sheets. The 80-column
printer uses an ASF100 cut sheet feeder; the 136-column printer uses an
ASF300 cut sheet feeder. See Chapter 8 for more information on cut
sheet feeders including a double-bin adapter.
The cut sheet feeder cannot be used with pull-tractor feeding (see the
section Using Continuous Forms later in this chapter).
Before installing the sheet feeder on your printer:
1. Remove the acoustic cover and the two brackets from the
separator. (To remove the brackets, open the separator and
release their locking hooks from behind the separator.)
2. Remove the cut sheet stand from the printer. (Set the cut sheet
stand to the down position, press in on the left grip to release its
tab from the hole, and then pull out the cut sheet stand.)
For installation of the feeder, refer to its user’s manual. When a feeder
is mounted, the printer mechanically knows the feeder type and
controls the feeder accordingly.
The following procedure is for the ASF300 cut sheet feeder. The same
procedure is used for the ASF100 cut sheet feeder.
NOTES
The rear tabs of the ASF100 cut sheet feeder are the same as the bin
levers of the ASF300. The ASF100 cut sheet feeder does not have
paper guide locking levers.
To load paper in the cut sheet feeder:
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and continuous forms
are retracted to the park position. (For details, see the section
Unloading Continuous Forms later in this chapter.)
2. If necessary, reset the paper thickness lever. (See the section
Adjusting for Paper Thickness earlier in this chapter.)
3. Move the paper select lever forward. (This lever is at the top
left corner of the printer.)
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4. Prepare the feeder as follows:
Rear tab
Paper select lever
Preparing the cut sheet feeder (ASF100)
Bin lever
Paper select
lever
Preparing the cut sheet feeder (ASF300)
• To open the paper bin, push the bin lever up to the “OPEN”
position. The bin lever is located on the left side or both sides of
the feeder.
• Push back both of the paper guide locking levers on the feeder.
• Position the left paper guide. Pull the left locking lever forward
to secure the left paper guide.
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Paper guide locking
levers (forward:
lock)
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Adjusting the left margin
To help align the left paper guide, use the inch-based ruler located
behind the paper guides. The ruler is graduated in 10 columns per
inch. For example, setting the left paper guide 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) from
the left gives a left margin of 6.3 mm (0.25 inch) plus the left margin
specified by your software or the printer setup mode.
The following figure is for ASF300-type cut sheet feeder.
Make sure that the left edge of
your paper falls within this area.
• Slide the right paper guide until the distance between the two
guides is the approximate width of your paper.
5. Manually fan the stack of paper and place it in the paper bin.
NOTE
A short vertical mark inside each paper guide indicates the
maximum capacity of the bin. Make sure that your paper
stack does not cover these vertical marks.
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Open
Close
Rear tab
Loading the cut sheet feeder (ASF100)
Open
Paper
Handling
Close
Bin lever
Loading the cut sheet feeder (ASF300)
6. Readjust the right paper guide, leaving a slight gap between the
paper guide and the right edge of the paper. About 1.5 mm
(1/16 inch) is sufficient. Pull the right locking lever forward.
7. Push the bin lever down to the “CLOSED" position.
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8. Load paper to the top-of-form position using either of the
following methods:
• Load the paper manually. Press the LOAD button. The paper
will advance to the top-of-form position. Adjust the position
of the paper as needed by simultaneously pressing the
ONLINE button and the LF/FF button or the TEAR OFF
button (micro feed).
• Load the paper using your software. Press the ONLINE button
to place the printer online. Load paper according to the
instructions in your software documentation. Most software
packages load paper automatically.
9. Place the printer online. Print a sample page and check the
page margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guides if required.
• Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
Ejecting Single Sheets
If you print using software, each sheet is ejected automatically when
the end of the printed page is reached. To manually eject sheets of
paper, use either of the following methods:
• Press and hold down the LF/FF button to execute a forward
form feed.
• Turn the platen knob clockwise.
USING CONTINUOUS
FORMS
Continuous forms paper, fanfolded at the horizontal perforations, is
ideal for printing rough drafts and long files. The paper is fed into the
printer using the forms tractors. If the forms tractors unit is mounted
at the rear of the printer, it pushes paper from the rear to the platen.
This is called push-tractor feeding. If the forms tractor unit is mounted
at the top of the printer, it pulls paper from the bottom or rear of the
printer to the platen. This is called pull-tractor feeding.
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Positioning the Paper Stack
Place the stack of continuous forms paper directly below the rear of the
printer or below the bottom slot of the printer. After the paper is
installed in the printer, the paper path should look like this:
Good placement
UP
Push-feed, from rear slot
Push-feed, from rear slot with
paper-stapled multipart forms
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Handling
Pull-feed, from bottom slot
Bad placement
Placement of continuous forms
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Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor and Rear Feed)
This section explains how to use continuous forms as the tractor unit is
installed at the rear of the printer. The tractor unit pushes continuous
forms. This condition applies when you first purchase the printer.
You can use continuous forms paper even if you have a cut sheet
feeder installed. However, we recommend that continuous forms
paper be loaded before the feeder installed. To load continuous forms
paper:
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Remove any singlesheet paper from the printer.
2. If necessary, readjust the paper thickness lever for continuous
forms. (See the section Adjusting for Paper Thickness earlier
in this chapter.)
3. Move the paper select lever to the rear of the printer.
Forms
tractors
Paper
select
lever
Preparing to load continuous forms paper
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4. Release the tractor locking levers by pulling them up. Open the
tractor paper holders. See the following figure.
5. Position the right tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer).
Push the right locking lever down to secure the tractor. Center
the middle forms support.
Paper holders
Locking levers
Paper
Handling
Tractor guide
Release
Locking lever
Left margin
(including perforation area)
Positioning the tractors
Adjusting the left margin
Below the right tractor, as seen from the back, there is a tractor guide,
short inch-based ruler graduated in 10 columns per inch. Use the ruler
to help position the tractor. When the paper edge is positioned to the
left most line, the left margin is 12mm (0.5 inch) including perforation
area.
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6. Fit the paper feed holes onto the left and right tractor pins.
Adjust the left tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer) to the
width of the form. Close the paper holders.
Paper holders
Adjusting paper tension
7. Pull the left tractor (as seen from the rear) to stretch the paper
taut. Push the left locking lever down to secure the tractor in
place.
8. Reinstall the cut sheet stand. For installation, see the section
Installing the Cut Sheet Stand in Chapter 2.
9. When using paper-stapled multipart forms, raise the cut sheet
stand to the up position. For other continuous forms paper,
lower the cut sheet stand to the down position.
Cut sheet
stand
Lowering the cut sheet stand
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10. Press the LOAD button to advance the paper to the top-ofform position. Top-of-form is the first line on which printing
can start.
11. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Print a
sample page and check the page margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Move the forms tractors as required.
• Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
Loading Continuous Forms (Pull Tractor and Bottom Feed)
For pull-tractor feed, this printer is equipped with a paper path slot on
the bottom of the printer to allow for continuous forms feed from
under the printer. You must use a desk or rack that has an appropriate
paper path slot. For paper path, see the section Positioning the Paper
Stack earlier in this section.
The 80-column printer printer uses the separator and the bail roller
unit; the 136-column printer uses the separator including the bail
rollers. Thus, step 4 of the following procedure differs for the 80column printer and the 136-column printer.
To reinstall the tractor unit for pull-tractor feed:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Raise and pull up the acoustic cover to remove it and raise the
cut sheet stand and the back cover together to access the forms
tractor unit.
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Handling
This section explains how to use continuous forms as the forms tractor
unit is installed at the top of the printer. The forms tractor unit pulls
continuous forms. This is called pull-tractor feed. To use pull-tractor
feed, you must remove the forms tractor unit from the rear of the
printer and install it on the top of the printer.
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3. Pull up both ends of the tractor unit to detach the catches of the
tractor unit from the support studs. Then pull the tractor unit.
4. Return the cut sheet stand and the back cover to their original
position.
Support studs
Removing the tractor unit
5. (80-column printer)
Raise the rear edge of the separator and remove it. Pull the bail
roller unit up to detach the catches of the bail roller unit from
the support studs, then remove the bail roller unit. Reinstall the
separator and pull it to the front of the printer.
Bail roller unit
Removing the bail roller unit
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(136-column printer)
Pull the separator to the front of the printer.
6. Position the catches of the tractor unit on the support studs near
the platen shaft, push the tractor unit toward the front of the
printer ( ➀ ), and snap down the tractor unit into place ( ➁ ).
Turn the platen knob to make sure that the tractor gear fully
engages the platen shaft gear. Lean the separator against the
tractor unit.
Support studs
Paper
Handling
Installing the tractor unit for pull-tractor feed
The following are procedures when you want to feed continuous forms
paper from under the printer (bottom feed).
To load continuous forms paper:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Make sure that the paper path slot of the printer is adjusted
with the desk or the printer rack slot.
3. Set the paper thickness lever to position D (widest gap).
4. Move the paper select lever to the rear (continuous forms).
5. Open the front cover.
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6. Place the continuous forms paper below the table and pass the
paper through the slot of the table then through the bottom slot
of the printer up to the platen.
Passing continuous forms paper from under the printer
7. Close the front cover and open the two holders of the left and
right tractors. (Each tractor has a larger main holders and a
smaller subholder.)
Holder
Subholder
Opening the two holders
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8. Set the continuous forms on the tractors in the same way as
described for push-tractor feed.
9. Turn power on.
Setting continuous forms paper on the tractors
11. If the printer is offline, press the ONLINE button to place the
printer online. Print a sample page and check the first line and
the page margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Move the tractor unit as required.
• Top-of-form setting. See Chapter 5.
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
• Graphics printing or multiheight printing. Use push tractor
feed.
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10. Adjust the paper thickness lever to the appropriate position.
PAPER HANDLING
Unloading Continuous Forms
NOTE
Continuous forms paper that is fed by the pull-tractor cannot
be unloaded.
To unload continuous forms:
1. Make sure that the paper select lever is set to the rear position.
2. Press the LOAD button. The continuous forms paper is
retracted to the park position. If the paper cannot be retracted
in one operation, continue to press the LOAD button until the
paper is parked.
NOTE
The printer can retract continuous forms paper a maximum of
55.8 cm (22 inches) per operation.
3. To remove the paper, raise the tractor paper holders and lift
out the paper.
Tearing Off Continuous Forms
NOTE
Continuous forms paper that is fed by the pull-tractor cannot be
torn off in this way.
Your printer has a special “tear-off edge” that allows you to tear off
printed pages without wasting paper. The tear-off edge is located on
the separator.
To tear off continuous forms using the tear-off edge:
1. Press the TEAR OFF button. The bottom perforation of the last
page advances to the tear-off edge. If you specified TEAR OFF:
AUTO using the HARDWRE function in setup mode, the paper
automatically advances to the tear-off edge at the end of each
job (or when the printer has printed all the data received).
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NOTE
If the bottom perforation of your paper is not positioned at
the tear-off edge, the length of your paper may not be specified correctly in your software or the printer setup mode.
Check that the paper length is specified correctly. For
information on specifying page length using setup mode, see
Chapter 5.
2. Tear the paper off at the perforation.
Paper
Handling
Tearing off continuous forms
3. Press any button to retract the forms back to the top-of-form
position.
FEEDING AND POSITIONING
PAPER
Line Feed/Form Feed
Use the line feed/form feed function to move paper forward. This
function is valid when the printer is online or offline. Pressing and
holding down the LF/FF button feeds one sheet of paper. Pressing the
LF/FF button once advances the paper one line (do not hold the button
more than three seconds).
The printer does not allow you to execute “reverse” form or line feeds
from the control panel. To feed paper backward, manually rotate the
platen knob. Remember that the top-of-form will slip from the original
setting.
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Micro Feed
Use the micro feed function to fine tune the position of the paper. This
function is valid when the printer is offline. Press the ONLINE␣ and
LF/FF buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper forward. Press the
ONLINE␣ and TEAR OFF buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper
backward.
Remember that the top-of-form will slip from the original setting.
Load Position Adjust
Use also the micro feed function to adjust the load position of the
paper. This function is valid when the printer is offline. When this
function is used immediately after the LOAD button is pressed, the
adjusted position is retained as the new load position until the power is
turned off. Pressing the ONLINE␣ and LOAD buttons simultaneously
saves the new position permanently.
SWITCHING PAPER TYPES
If you have more than one type of job, it is often necessary to switch
between continuous forms and single sheets. This section explains
how to switch between paper types. It is not necessary to remove the
continuous forms paper from the printer. This function is not available
for pull-tractor feed.
NOTE
This function is not available for continuous forms paper that is fed
by the pull-tractor.
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Switching to Single Sheets
To switch from continuous forms to single sheets:
1. Tear off your printed pages.
2. Retract the forms paper to the park position by pressing the
LOAD button. The PAPER OUT indicator turns red.
CAUTION
Failure to retract the forms paper will cause paper jams.
3. Move the paper select lever forward to the single sheet position.
You are now ready to print using single sheets.
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4. Mount the cut sheet stand or cut sheet feeder. (For details, see
the section Using Single Sheets earlier in this chapter.) If you
are using the cut sheet stand, press the LOAD button to
advance the paper to the top-of-form position. If you are using
the cut sheet feeder, you cannot advance paper by the LOAD
button; only a command from the computer advances the paper
to the top-of-form position.
PAPER HANDLING
Switching to Continuous Forms
To switch from single sheets to continuous forms:
1. If a sheet of paper is loaded, remove the paper by turning the
platen knob or pressing and holding down the LF/FF button.
CAUTION
Failure to remove paper may cause a paper jam.
2. Move the paper select lever to the rear to the continuous forms
position.
3. Press the LOAD button. The continuous forms paper advances
to the top-of-form position.
You are now ready to print using continuous forms paper.
TIPS ON PAPER HANDLING
General Tips
• Use high-quality paper. Do not use paper that is wrinkled or
curled at the edges.
• Do not use paper with staples or metal parts.
• Do not use paper with unpredictable variations in thickness,
such as paper with partial multilayers, paper with embossed
printing, and labels with the backing sheet exposed.
• Store paper in a clean, dry environment.
Multipart Forms
• Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets if possible.
Printing tends to become misaligned on the bottom sheet.
• To ensure smoother feeding of paper-stapled, multipart forms,
raise the cut sheet stand to support the forms.
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Envelopes
When printing envelopes, use the cut sheet stand or the manual feed
slot of the cut sheet feeder. Note the following:
• Set the paper thickness lever to best accommodate envelope
thickness.
• When loading envelopes, make sure that the envelope flaps face
forward. Otherwise, the envelopes may jam in the printer.
Labels
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• Be careful to check operating conditions when using labels.
Labels are sensitive to temperature and humidity.
• Only use labels mounted on continuous forms backing sheets.
Do not print labels mounted on single sheet backing. Labels
mounted on single sheet backing tend to slip and printing
becomes crooked.
• Set the paper thickness lever to best accommodate label
thickness.
• Do not feed labels backwards using the LOAD button from the
control panel. Jamming may occur.
• Do not use the printer tear-off feature when printing labels. If
the labels are retracted, the backing may peel off and the labels
may jam in the printer.
• Do not leave labels loaded in the printer. If labels curl around
the platen, jamming may occur when printing is resumed.
• Test-print labels before running a job. If jams occur, set the
paper thickness lever to a wider position. If jamming problems
continue, try a different type of label.
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CHAPTER
PRINTING
This chapter describes the following everyday
printing operations:
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•
•
•
4
PRINTING
Selecting print features
Starting, stopping, or resuming printing
Removing printed pages
Clearing the print buffer
Instructions for loading paper are given in Chapter 3.
SELECTING PRINT FEATURES
The print features you select determine how your printed pages will
look. Print features include the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Print quality
Fonts
Pitch (characters per horizontal inch)
Page length and width
Line spacing (lines per vertical inch)
Color
If your software has limited options, you can use the printer control
panel to select print features. Sometimes, the control panel enables
you to select features not available through your software. For
example, you can select downloaded fonts not supported by your
software.
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To select print features, you can use either commercial software or the
printer control panel. The method you use depends on the
capabilities of your software. If your software has most of the
features you require, you may rarely – if ever – have to use the control
panel. In fact, your software often overrides the printer settings.
PRINTING
Using Commercial Software
Many commercial software packages offer a wide variety of print
features, including some features that are not supported by this
printer. For example, software often provides a wider range of font
sizes than the printer can accommodate. Software also allows you to
specify multiple fonts on a page and multicolor printing. To
determine which features your software supports and how to select
them, refer to your software documentation.
Using the Control Panel
Use the FONT button and the MENU button to directly select one of
the menus and one of the fonts listed on the printer control panel:
• Select one of the two menus
• Select one of the nine resident fonts
Printer control panel
The MENU button specifies MENU1 or MENU2, either of which
allows you to specify different sets of options in advance. Some of the
print features include emulation, print quality, character pitch, and
line spacing.
The FONT button specifies one of the nine resident fonts defined by
font names and pitches on the control panel. The selectable resident
fonts are Courier 10, Prestige 12, Compressed 17, Boldface PS, Timeless
PS, Nimbus Sans. PS, Draft 10, Draft 12, and High-speed Draft 10.
If you select LOCKED, the printer will ignore font commands from
the computer and continue to use the font specified by the control
panel. Press the LOCK button to select LOCKED.
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If you select MENU FONT the printer will use the font and pitch
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assigned in MENU1 or MENU2. This chapter does not explain how
to assign values to options in the menu. If you haven’t already assigned
values to MENU 1 and MENU 2, refer to Chapter 5 now.
When you first turn the printer on, the MENU 1 and MENU FONT.
indicators are lit; that is, all of the print features assigned to MENU1
are enabled. However, you can easily switch to MENU2 before
printing. You can also select a resident font other than the fonts
assigned to MENU1 and MENU2.
To select MENU1 or MENU2 and one of the resident fonts, use the
FONT and MENU buttons to light the desired indicators as described
in the following paragraphs.
NOTE
For easy reference, keep a list of your current MENU 1 and MENU 2
settings near the printer. To print a list of current settings, see the
section Printing a List of Selected Options in Chapter 5. You may also
want to use the space provided in Table 4.1 to record your settings.
Selecting MENU1 or MENU2
When you first turn the printer on, MENU1 is selected. To change to
MENU2 or back to MENU1, proceed as follows:
2. Repeatedly press the MENU button. The lighted indicator (1
or 2) shows the menu selected. When the menu selection is
changed, the font (font, pitch, and quality) assigned in the
selected menu becomes valid.
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1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
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Table 4.1 MENU1 and MENU2 Settings
Setting
Print Feature
Default Settings
For easy reference, check (√) or record your
default settings in the space below.
MENU1
MENU2
Emulation
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
IBM Proprinter XL24E
Epson ESC/P2
Print quality
Letter
Report
Draft
High-speed draft
Font
Courier 10
Prestige Elite 12
Compressed 17
Boldface PS
Pica 10
Correspondence
Courier Outline Uplight
Courier Outline Italic
Courier Outline Bold
Timeless PS Upright
Timeless PS Italic
Timeless PS Bold
Nimbus Sans PS Upright
Nimbus Sans PS Italic
Nimbus Sans PS Bold
OCR-B 10
OCR-A 10
Downloaded font 0
Downloaded font 1
Pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12
15, 17, 18 or 20 cpi
Proportional spacing
Other features:
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3. To change to a resident font, see the next section. Otherwise,
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press the ONLINE button to return online. You are ready to
print using the selected menu.
Changing the menu font to a resident font
Before printing, you can use the control panel to select a resident font
other than the font defined in the selected menu. To change a menu
font to a resident font:
1. Make sure that the printer is offline.
2. Repeatedly press the FONT button. The lighted indicator
shows the font selected.
Courier font at 10 cpi
Prestige Elite font at 12 cpi
Compressed font at 17 cpi
Boldface font proportionally spaced
Timeless font proportionally spaced
Nimbus Sans font proportionally spaced
Draft font at 10 cpi
Draft font at 12 cpi
High-speed Draft font at 10 cpi
Font, quality, and pitch selected in MENU 1
or 2
3. Press the ONLINE button to return online for printing. You
are now ready to print using the selected menu and resident
font.
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COUR 10:
PRESTG 12:
Compress 17:
Bold PS:
Time PS:
N.Sans PS:
DRAFT 10:
DRAFT 12:
HIDRFT 10:
MENU FONT:
PRINTING
Locking the selected resident font
Your software often overrides the printer settings. You can use the
control panel to prevent the selected resident font from being changed
by the software. To retain the selected resident font:
1. Make sure that the printer is offline.
2. Press the LOCK button to light the LOCKED indicator. This
indicator shows that the printer ignores font commands from
the computer.
3. Press the ONLINE button to return online for printing. You
are now ready to print keeping the selected resident font fixed.
STARTING OR STOPPING
PRINTING
Starting Printing
Before you start to print, make sure that paper is loaded. Also, verify
that the paper thickness lever is set to the appropriate position (1 to
D).
To start printing, press the ONLINE button to place the printer
online. Then start your software.
Stopping Printing
To stop printing immediately, press the ONLINE button to place the
printer offline. You can also use your software to stop printing, but
there will be a slight delay before printing stops. Any data sent to the
print buffer but not yet printed is stored until you resume printing.
Data in the print buffer is lost if you turn the printer off.
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To resume printing, press the ONLINE button again. To cancel
PRINTING
printing, use the cancel commands provided by your software or
computer. To clear the print buffer, place the printer offline and press
the LOCK and FONT buttons. Any data sent to the print buffer
before you canceled printing will be lost.
Resuming from a Paper-Out
The printer can “sense” when paper runs out. Depending upon how
PPR-OUT (paper-out) is set in setup mode, the printer either:
• Stops printing and lights the red PAPER OUT indicator, or
• Continues printing until no more data remains in the printer.
See Chapter 5 for details on setting PPR-OUT. The factory default is
to stop printing if continuous forms paper runs out and to continue
printing if single sheet paper runs out.
When the cut sheet feeder runs out of paper, the printer always stops
printing, regardless of the PPR-OUT setting.
To resume printing when paper runs out, use either of the methods
described below:
Printing the remaining lines on a page
1. Press the ONLINE button. The printer returns to online mode,
prints or feeds one line, and the PAPER␣ OUT indicator lights
up again.
2. Repeat this procedure until the full page is printed. Line
spacings, however, may be uneven.
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This method is convenient to continue printing under the paper-out
condition, but is not available when the cut sheet feeder is used.
PRINTING
CAUTION
When using the cut sheet stand or when printing remaining lines, be
careful not to print on the platen. Printing on the platen may damage
both the platen and the print head.
Continuing printing after supplying paper
1. Install paper on the forms tractors, on the cut sheet stand, or in
the cut sheet feeder bin, as described in Chapter 3.
2. To load the first sheet of paper, press the LOAD button. The
PAPER OUT indicator will turn off.
3. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. The
printer resumes printing.
NOTE
For continuous forms paper, the page where printing
stopped and the page where printing resumes may be
incorrectly printed. In this case, wait for the entire job to
finish printing. Then reprint the incorrect pages.
Resuming from an Area Over
The printer senses the left and right edges of paper and stores their
positions when the paper is loaded. If your software will print data
past either edge, the printer ignores that data but does not stop
printing. Rather, the AREA OVER indicator lights to call your
attention to the loss of data.
The AREA OVER indicator functions when AREACNT (area control)
is set to ENABLE in setup mode. See Chapter 5 for information on
setting AREACNT. The factory default is not to sense the edges. If
paper is dark-colored or preprinted, the printer may not be able to
sense the edges correctly. In this case, disable the sensor.
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PRINTING
To resume printing when the AREA OVER indicator is on:
PRINTING
1. Stop your software and press the ONLINE button to place the
printer offline.
2. Adjust the horizontal position of the paper or change the
margin settings in the printer setup menu or your software.
3. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Restart
the software from the page that includes the lost data.
REMOVING PRINTED PAGES
This section describes the best methods for removing single sheets or
continuous forms paper after printing.
Removing Single Sheets
When you print using software, the printer automatically ejects each
sheet of paper when the end of the printed page is reached. To eject
sheets manually, use one of the following methods:
• Press and hold down the LF/FF button to execute a form feed,
or
• Turn the platen knob clockwise.
Removing Continuous Forms
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Printing
To avoid wasting paper, use the printer tear-off function to remove
continuous forms paper. Press the TEAR OFF button to advance the
perforation to the tear-off edge. Tear the paper off, and then press
any button to retract the paper back to the top-of-form position. See
Chapter 3 for more detailed instructions.
PRINTING
CLEARING THE PRINT
BUFFER
Press the LOCK and␣ FONT buttons simultaneously to clear all data
from the print buffer. This method is useful when you cancel a print
operation and do not want to continue printing data already sent to
the printer.
This method does not change or clear MENU1 and MENU2 settings,
resident font locked state, paper loading position settings, and
downloaded fonts.
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Your printer has two modes: normal and setup.
Normal mode is used for everyday printer operations and is explained in Chapters 3 and 4.
5
Setup mode serves two purposes. It enables you to:
• Select the printer’s optional settings
• Help diagnose printer problems
These setup mode functions can be done either offline, using the
printer control panel (offline setup), or remotely, using a setup
program in your computer system or software (online setup). Primarily, this chapter explains how to use the offline setup mode. The
online setup mode, which is reviewed briefly at the end of this
chapter, is valid in all emulations. For details, refer to the
programmer's manuals.
Optional settings on the printer include the emulation, fonts, pitch,
page length and page width, serial interface options, and the top-ofform setting. When you save your settings in the printer’s permanent
memory, they become the new settings or defaults. These defaults are
invoked whenever you turn on the printer. For example, if you save
DPL24C PLUS as the default emulation, DPL24C PLUS is invoked
when you turn on the printer.
The printer diagnostic functions are SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and
V-ALMNT. These functions are helpful for printer trouble-shooting,
as described in Chapter 7.
The sections in this chapter are presented in logical sequence. If you
are a first-time user, be sure to read the following sections first:
• Entering Setup Mode
• Overview of Setup Mode
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HOW TO USE THIS CHAPTER
USING SETUP MODE
These sections will familiarize you with how setup mode works.
Once you understand the basics, use the following sections to select
printer options that are compatible with your computer system’s
hardware and software setup:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Printing a List of Selected Options
Deciding Which Options to Change
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options
Changing Hardware Options
Changing Print Position Adjustment Options
Changing Configuration Options
Exiting and Saving
To restore the printer default settings (factory defaults or power-on
defaults), see the section Resetting Defaults later in this chapter.
For information on using the SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and V-ALMNT
functions, see the section Using the Diagnostic Functions later in this
chapter.
For Experienced Users:
Once you are familiar with setup mode, you may want to use the flowchart
at the end of this chapter for quick reference. The flowchart lists all printer
setup functions, items, and options.
ENTERING SETUP MODE
Before entering setup mode, load continuous forms paper into the
printer as described in Chapter 3. Several sheets of paper may be
required to make all of your setup mode selections.
To enter setup mode, follow these steps:
1. Make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded and that the
paper select lever is set backward.
2. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
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3. Press the FONT and MENU buttons simultaneously until the
printer beeps.
Entering setup mode
If you do not hear a beep or hear an alarm beep (beeps four
times), you are not in setup mode. Place the printer offline and
try again.
4. When the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the
following information.
Setup Mode
<<FUNCTION>> menu
Function
Red cursor on print guide
Initial printout in setup mode
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The initial printout contains a header, help menu, and <<FUNCTION>> menu. The header tells you that the printer is offline and in
setup mode. The help menu provides a quick summary of how to use
setup mode. The <<FUNCTION>> menu lists all of the functions
available to you in setup mode. Note that the red cursor on the
plastic print guide is initially positioned below the SAVE & END
function.
Setup mode can also be entered by turning off the printer, then
turning the printer back on while pressing the FONT and MENU
buttons simultaneously until the printer beeps.
OVERVIEW OF SETUP MODE
When you enter setup mode, the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
Table 5.1 summarizes the purpose of each function.
Table 5.1 Setup Mode Functions
Function
Purpose
SAVE & END
Exits setup mode and saves any changes made
while in setup mode.
MENU1 and
MENU2
Assigns print features to MENU1 and
MENU2 on the printer control panel.
HARDWRE
Changes the printer hardware options.
ADJUST
Changes the print position adjustment options.
CONFIG
Changes the configuration options.
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Table 5.1 Setup Mode Functions (Cont.)
Function
Purpose
DEFAULT
Resets factory defaults in MENU1 and
MENU2.
LIST
Prints a list of all currently selected options.
SELF-TST
Runs the self-test.
HEX-DUMP
Prints hex dumps.
V-ALMNT
Checks and corrects vertical print alignment.
To select a function from the <<FUNCTION>> menu:
1. Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
on the plastic print guide under the function you require.
2. Press the FONT button or the MENU button to select the
function. If the function has items and options, the printer
prints the first item and its options. The MENU1, MENU2,
HARDWRE, ADJUST, and CONFIG functions contain items
that have selectable options. The other functions have neither
items nor options.
The first three MENU1 items and their options are shown
below. Items are enclosed in single brackets < >.
<EMULATE>
DPL24C+
XL24E
ESC/P2
COUR 10
PRSTG12
COMPRSD
BOLDFCE
PICA 10
CORRESP
OCR-B
OCR-A
COUR-N
COUR-I
N.SAN-N
N.SAN-B
N.SAN-I
TIMLS-N
TIMLS-B
TIMLS-I
DOWNLD0
DOWNLD1
LETTER
REPORT
DRAFT
HI-DRAFT
<QUALITY>
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To select an option from the <item> menu:
1. Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
on the plastic print guide under the option you require.
2. Press the FONT button to select the option. The printer prints
the next item and its options. You can press MENU to select
the option. Then, the printer prints the previous item and its
options.
3. After selecting the desired options, press the ONLINE button
to reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
For each item, the short-underlined option is the current
default option (the option currently saved in the printer’s
permanent memory). In the previous example, the default
options are Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation, Courier 10 font,
and letter print quality.
The chart on the next page summarizes how to select options such
as emulation, font, and print quality and how to use functions that
do not have options.
Setup Mode Example
To become familiar with setup mode, try the following example. This
example shows how to change the font and pitch in MENU2 to
Prestige Elite 12 and 12 cpi.
1. Load continuous forms paper.
2. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT and MENU buttons simultaneously until the
printer beeps.
3. Select the MENU2 function.
Wait for the printer to stop printing and press the LOCK
button twice to position the red cursor on the print guide
under MENU2. Press the FONT button or the MENU button
to select the MENU2 function and print the <EMULATE> item
and its options.
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Enter setup mode:
Press FONT and MENU
Reprint <<FUNCTION>> menu
Printer prints<<FUNCTION>>menu
Select function: Press LOCK to position
the cursor, then press FONT or MENU
Desired function is selected
Press FONT
or MENU
Printer
saves
changes
and exits
setup mode
Press ONLINE
SAVE&END
Select options: Press
LOCK to position cursor,
then press FONT or MENU
MENU1,MENU2,HARDWRE,
ADJUST, and CONFIG
Press ONLINE
LIST, DEFAULT
Press FONT or MENU to
pause/resume
SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP
Press LOCK
Setup Mode
See Checking Vertical Print
Alignment (V-ALMT) later in
this chapter for details.
V-ALMNT
: Functions having items and options
Summary of setup mode
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4. Select the current emulation.
Since you do not want to change the emulation, press the
FONT button to select the current emulation and print the next
item, <FONT> and its options.
5. Change the font to Prestige Elite 12.
Press the LOCK button once to position the cursor beneath
PRSTG12. Press the FONT button to select PRSTG12 and print
the next item, <QUALITY>, and its options.
6. Select the current print quality.
Since you do not want to change the print quality, press the
FONT button to select the current print quality and print the
next item, <PITCH>, and its options.
7. Change the pitch to 12 cpi and exit the MENU2 function.
Press the LOCK button once to position the cursor under 12
CPI. Since you do not want to make any other changes in
MENU2, press the ONLINE button to select 12 CPI and exit
MENU2. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted.
8. Exit setup mode, saving the new font and pitch.
Since the cursor is under SAVE & END, press the FONT button
or the MENU button to select SAVE & END. The printer saves
Prestige Elite 12 and 12 cpi as the new power-on defaults in
MENU2. The printer then exits setup mode and returns
online. These settings remain in effect until changed.
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Points to Remember
• Load continuous forms paper before entering setup mode. In
setup mode, the LF/FF button cannot be used to feed paper.
To adjust the line position of paper in setup mode, use the
platen knob.
• Whenever you enter setup mode, short help menus are printed
at the top of the page. Help menus are also printed when you
select the SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, or V-ALMNT functions.
Use help menus for quick reference while in setup mode.
• When printing the items and options for each function, you
can only print one item at a time. However, you can move
either forward or backward in the item list. To move forward
(print the next item), press the FONT button. To move
backward (print the previous item), press the MENU button.
• While in the <<FUNCTION>> menu or when selecting a
function that contains items and selectable options, press the
ONLINE button to reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
• A short underline under the first two letters of an option
indicates that it is the current default setting. For example, 12
CPI indicates that 12 characters per inch is the default pitch.
To change the default, select and save a new pitch setting.
• While in setup mode, you can use the LIST function to print
out a list of the currently selected options (see the next section
for details).
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• To exit setup mode and permanently save your changes, select
either the SAVE & END function. For details, see the section
Exiting and Saving later in this chapter. To exit setup mode
without saving your changes, turn the printer off. Your
previous power-on defaults are active when you turn the
printer on again.
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PRINTING A LIST OF
SELECTED OPTIONS
The LIST function prints a list of all the printer’s currently selected
options. This function is useful for checking the printer settings when
you first enter setup mode or just before you exit. To print a list of
options, load continuous forms paper and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the LIST function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under LIST. Next press the FONT button or the MENU button
to select the LIST function. The printer starts to print a list of
the currently selected options. The preselected factory
settings, also called factory defaults, are shown on the opposite
page.
When the printer finishes printing the list of options, it reprints
the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
NOTE
To remove the printout, turn the platen knob until the paper
can be torn off at the perforation. In setup mode, you cannot
use the printer tear-off feature (TEAR OFF button).
3. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving any changes you made.
For details about other functions, see the other sections in this
chapter. To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure
that the red cursor is positioned beneath SAVE & END, then
press the FONT button or the MENU button.
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When the color option is installed.
*2
FORMAT to CD are not printed when the serial interface option is not
installed or when PARALEL option is selected for INTRFCE.
*3
TEAR-EN is printed after TEARPOS when AUTO option is selected for
TEAROFF.
*4
LOADTIM is printed after this line when AUTO option is selected for
CUTLOAD.
Printout of factory defaults using LIST
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DECIDING WHICH OPTIONS
TO CHANGE
The previous page shows a printout of the printer’s factory default
settings. In this printout, options are listed by functional group:
•
•
•
•
•
Menu 1 settings (MENU1 function)
Menu 2 settings (MENU2 function)
Hardware settings (HARDWRE function)
Print position adjustment settings (ADJUST function)
Configuration settings (CONFIG function)
Most selectable options only alter print features, such as the
typestyle, page format, and color selection. However, some options
must be selected correctly for the printer to work properly with
your hardware and software. For each function, Table 5.2 lists items
whose options must be selected correctly for system and printer
accessory compatibility.
Table 5.2 Required Options
Function
MENU1
Item
Option
EMULATE The emulation selected on the printer
must be the same as the emulation
selected in your software. If you selected
an emulation when you set up the
printer (Chapter 2), you do not need to
change the EMULATE option unless you
want to change to a different emulation.
The emulation assigned to MENU1 is the
default when you turn the printer on.
See the section Changing MENU1 and
MENU2 Options later in this chapter.
MENU2
None
If you use MENU2, the emulation selected
for MENU 2 must be the same as the
emulation selected in your software.
See the section Changing MENU1 and
MENU2 Options later in this chapter.
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Table 5.2 Required Options (Cont.)
Function
Item
HARDWRE FORMAT
BAUD-RT
PROTOCL
DSR
DUPLEX
Option
If you have a serial interface, the serial
interface options selected on the printer
must be the same as the settings you
selected using your software or your
computer operating system. If the settings
are not the same, the printer will not
print or will print garbage.
See the section Changing Hardware
Options later in this chapter.
ADJUST
None
If you are not using software to specify
the top margin of the page, use the
printer’s default top-of-form setting,
1 inch (25.4 mm) from the top of the
paper. If you are using software to
specify the top margin of the page,
change the default setting to 1/6 inch
(4.2 mm).
See the section Changing Print Position
Adjustment Options later in this
chapter.
CONFIG
None
If you are using paper that is darkcolored or preprinted with dark colors,
you may need to disable the AREA
OVER detection function.
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See the section Changing Configuration
Options later in this chapter.
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CHANGING MENU1 AND
MENU2 OPTIONS
The MENU1 and MENU2 functions allow you to change the print
options assigned to MENU1 and MENU2 on the printer control panel.
In normal (nonsetup) mode, you can easily switch between the menus
for printing, as described in Chapter 4.
MENU1 is invoked when you first turn the printer on.
Select the same emulation on the printer as is selected in your
software. If the emulations are not the same, the printer will not work
correctly with your software. If you plan to use two different
emulations on a regular basis, assign the most frequently used
emulation to MENU1. Assign the second emulation to MENU2. All
of the other settings available for MENU1 and MENU2 are optional.
Some of the items and options will vary with the emulation.
To determine which features your software supports, refer to your
software documentation. If you have a color printer, the default for
<COLOR> is AUTOSEL, which allows you to specify color using your
software.
Table 5.3 describes the MENU1 and MENU2 items and options. Both
functions offer the same items and options. The items in Table 5.3 are
listed in the order in which they are printed. Not all items are defined
for all emulations and some options vary with the emulation.
The procedure for changing the MENU1 and MENU2 options is
described after Table 5.3.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<EMULATE>
Description
Select the same emulation as is selected
in your software. See the section
Selecting an Emulation in Chapter 2 for
information on selecting an emulation.
DPL24C+
Fujitsu DL-series printers
(DPL24C PLUS command set)
XL24E
ESC/P2
IBM Proprinter XL24E printers
Epson printers using the ESC/P2
command set
NOTE: When you change the
emulation, all MENU1 or MENU2
options are reset to the factory
defaults for that emulation.
<FONT>
For each of the following fonts, the
recommended pitch settings are given
after the font name. When you change
the font, be sure to also change the
pitch, if required.
Setup Mode
COUR 10
PRSTG12
COMPRSD
BOLDFCE
PICA 10
CORRESP
OCR-B
OCR-A
COUR-N
COUR-B
COUR-I
N.SAN-N
N.SAN-B
N.SAN-I
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
Options
MENU2 Items
<FONT>
(continued)
Description
TIMLS-N
TIMLS-B
TIMLS-I
DOWNLD# Font 0 or font 1 in the printer’s
download RAM
See Appendix F for font examples.
<QUALITY>
Select the print quality that most often
meets your needs.
LETTER
Letter print quality. This option
provides the highest resolution but
the slowest print speed. It cannot be
used with the compressed font.
REPORT
Report print quality. This option
provides lower resolution than letter
quality, but at twice the speed. If you
want only the double speed, regardless of fonts, use the correspondence
font. The quality of the correspondence font is higher than that of report.
DRAFT
Regular draft print quality. This
option provides lower resolution than
report quality, but at 3.2 times letter
speed.
HI-DRFT
High-speed draft print quality. This
option provides lower resolution than
draft quality, but at 3.2 times letter
speed.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<PITCH>
<LINE SP>
Options
Description
## CPI
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, or 20 cpi
(characters per horizontal inch)
PROP SP
Proportional spacing (1/12 inch per
character space)
## LPI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lpi
(lines per vertical inch)
6 lpi
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
<CHAR-W>
3 lpi (double spacing)
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
Change also the pitch 2 TIMES or 4
TIMES is selected.
Standard character width
2 TIMES
Double character width
4 TIMES
(*1)
Quadruple character width
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<CHAR-H>
Description
Change also the line spacing if 2
TIMES or 4 TIMES is selected.
NORMAL
Standard character height
2 TIMES
Double character height
4 TIMES
(*1)
Quadruple character height
<ATTRIB>
Selects an attribute to add emphasis
to your documents.
Only one attribute may be selected at
a time.
NONE
ITALICS
CONDNSD
(*1)
SHADOW
BOLD
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
Description
<PAGE LG>
Specifies the length of the page in
inches.
For DPL24C PLUS and IBM XL24E
emulations:
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5,
11.0 (letter size), 11.6 (A4 size), 12.0,
14.0, or 18.0 inches
## IN
For Epson ESC/P2 emulation:
4.0, 4.5, 5.0, ..., 11.0, 11.5, ...,
22.0 inches
<COLOR>
(*7)
Available only for color printers if you
have the color kit option installed.
AUTOSEL
Automatic color selection.
Specifies color using your software.
Seven colors can be specified: black,
yellow, red, blue, violet, orange, and
green.
BLACK
YELLOW
MAGENTA
CYAN
Black
Yellow
Red
Blue
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
Options
MENU2 Items
<LFT-END>
Description
Specifies the print start column for
changing the left margin. Printing
starts at the position given by this
column plus your software-specified
left margin.
## COLM
Column 1, 2, 3, ..., 41
LET-END
Softwarespecified
margin
<TOP-MRG>
Specifies the number of space lines
for the top margin. The resultant
blank space is the <TOP-MRG>
setting minus 1 line.
The total size of your top margin is the
above resultant value plus the following
two settings: top-of-form (default = 1
inch) and the software-specified top
margin. If you are using software to
specify the top margin, use the
default (1 line) for <TOP-MRG>.
## LINE
1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 lines
Top-of-form
Top margin
setting
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<LANGUGE>
Description
Selects a language. Appendix E
shows the character sets for each
language.
Two-pass means that diacritical marks
are printed separately from their
letters and that letters are printed
without any reduction.
The first listing is common to all
emulations. Options specific to each
emulation are skipped. See the
subsequent listings (*3) and(*4).
USA
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American English
(Same as code page 437)
UK
British English
GERMAN German
SWEDISH Swedish
PAGE437
Code page 437
PAGE850
Code page 850
PAGE860
Code page 860
PAGE863
Code page 863
PAGE865
Code page 865
ECMA94
ECMA 94
ISO8859
ISO 8859-1
PG852
Code page 852
PG852-T
Code page 852 two-pass
PG855
Code page 855
PG866
Code page 866
HUNGARY Hungarian
HUNG-T
Hungarian two-pass
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<LANGUGE> SLOV
(continued)
SLOV-T
POLISH
POLSH-T
MAZOWIA
MAZOW-T
LATIN2
LATIN2-T
KAMENIC
KAMEN-T
TURKY
TURKY-T
CYRILIC
IBM437
IBM851
ELOT928
PG-DHN
LATIN-P
ISO-LTN
LITHUA1
LITHUA2
MIK
MACEDON
PG-MAC
ELOT927
ABG
ABY
DEC GR
HBR-OLD
PG862
HBR-DEC
GREEK 11
ISO-TUK
Description
Slovenian
Slovenian two-pass
Polish
Polish two-pass
Mazowian
Mazowian two-pass
Latin 2
Latin 2 two-pass
Kamenicky
Kamenicky two-pass
Turkish
Turkish two-pass
Cyrillic
IBM 437
IBM 851
ELOT 928
Code page DHN
Latin Polish
ISO Latin
Lithuanian1
Lithuanian2
Macedonian
ISO Turkish
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<LANGUGE> (*3)
(continued)
FRENCH
ITALIAN
SPANISH
DANISH1
DANISH2
FINNISH
NORWEGN
(*4)
DANISH1
ITALIAN
SPANSH1
SPANSH2
JAPAN
NORWEGN
LATIN A
FRENCH
DANISH2
KOREA
LEGAL
Description
French
Italian
Spanish
Danish I
Danish II
Finnish
Norwegian
Danish I
Italian
Spanish I
Spanish II
Japanese
Norwegian
Latin American
French
Danish II
Korea
Legal
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<CHR-SET>
Options
SET 1
SET 2
Description
IBM character set 1
IBM character set 2
If a downloaded (soft) font is used,
the character set for that font
overrides the <CHR-SET> setting.
(*4)
ITALIC
GRAPHIC
<AGM> (*2)
OFF
ON
<PRF-SKP>
Italic characters are available.
Graphics characters (ruled lines) are
available.
Specifies that Alternate Graphics
Mode (AGM) is off. The base of line
spacing is 1/72 inch or 1/216 inch.
Specifies that Alternate Graphics
Mode (AGM) is on. The base of line
spacing is 1/60 inch or 1/180 inch.
For continuous forms, this option
specifies whether an inch is skipped
around the perforation. If you are
not using software to specify a
bottom margin, select SKIP when
using thicker, multipart forms.
SKIP
NO-SKIP
One inch is skipped around the
perforation.
The perforation is not skipped.
Printing continues in the bottom
margin of the page.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<WIDTH>
(*6)
Options
13.6 IN
11.4 IN
11.0 IN
8.0 IN
<ZEROFNT>
(*3)
<DC3-CDE>
(*5)
13.6-inch page width
11.4-inch page width
11-inch page width
8-inch page width
Specifies whether to print the number
zero with a slash. This is useful to
distinguish the capital letter “O”
from the number “0”.
Invalid for some soft fonts.
NO-SLSH
SLASH
0
/
0
ENABLE
Enables the DC1 and DC3 codes.
Any data received between DC3 and
the next DC1 is ignored.
Disables the DC1 and DC3 codes.
These codes are then ignored.
DISABLE
<CR-CODE>
Description
CR ONLY
No line feed is added to a carriage
return.
CR & LF
A line feed is added to each carriage
return.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<LF-CODE>
(*3)
Options
LF ONLY
No carriage return is added to a line
feed.
LF & CR
A carriage return is added to each line
feed.
<RGHTEND> WRAP
OVR-PRT
<==END==>
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
Description
End-of-line wrap. Causes a carriage
return plus a line feed.
Characters are overprinted at the end
of a line.
Indicates the end of MENU1 items.
Press the FONT button to print the
first item, <EMULATE>. Press the
MENU button to print the previous
item, <RGHTEND>. Press the
ONLINE button to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
Unavailable in the IBM XL24E emulation
Available only in the IBM XL24E emulation
Unavailable in the Epson ESC/P2 emulations
Available only in the Epson ESC/P2 emulations
Available only in the DPL24C+ emulation
Available only for 136-column printer
When the color option installed
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Procedure
To change the options assigned to MENU1 or MENU2, make sure that
continuous forms paper is loaded and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing.
The following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the MENU1 or MENU2 function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under either the MENU1 or MENU2 function. Press the FONT
button or the MENU button to select the function and print the
following <EMULATE> options:
<EMULATE>
DPL24C+
XL24E
ESC/P2
3. Select an emulation.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the cursor
under the emulation you require. Then do either of the
following:
• Press the MENU button to select the emulation and print
<==END==>. Press the MENU button again to print the
last MENU1 or MENU2 item. (As shown in Table 5.3, this is
the <RGHTEND> item). The MENU button is convenient
when the options you need to change are near the end of the
list of items.
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• Press the FONT button to select the emulation and print the
next MENU1 or MENU2 item. (As shown in Table 5.3, this
is the <FONT> item).
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NOTE
Whenever you select a new emulation, all MENU1 or
MENU2 options are reset to the factory defaults for that
emulation.
4. If necessary, change the other MENU1 or MENU2 options.
Press the LOCK button to move the cursor to the option you
want to select. Press the FONT button to select the option and
print the next item listed in Table 5.3. Press the MENU button
to select the option and print the previous item.
5. Exit MENU1 or MENU2.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the selected function and
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
6. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving your changes.
For details about other functions, see the other sections in this
chapter. To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure
the red cursor is positioned beneath SAVE & END, and then
press the FONT button or the MENU button.
Resetting MENU1 and MENU2
To reset the factory defaults for both MENU1 and MENU2, select the
DEFAULT function. For more information, see the section Resetting
Defaults later in this chapter. The DEFAULT function cannot reset
those options which are handled by the HARDWRE, ADJUST, and
CONFIG functions.
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CHANGING HARDWARE
OPTIONS
The HARDWRE function defines the printer’s hardware operating
conditions. If you are using the optional RS-232C serial interface, the
serial interface options must be set properly for the printer to function
correctly with your system hardware.
Table 5.4 describes the HARDWRE items and options . Items are
listed in the order in which they are printed. The procedure for
changing the hardware options is described after Table 5.4.
Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
<PPR-OUT>
Description
Specifies how the printer responds
when you run out of paper.
CNTONLY
DETECT
IGNORE
The printer detects paper-out only
for continuous forms. Printing stops
and the PAPER OUT indicator lights
red.
The printer detects paper-out for
both continuous forms and single
sheets. Printing stops and the
PAPER OUT indicator lights red.
The printer ignores paper-out for
both continuous forms and single
sheets. Printing continues until no
more data remains. No PAPER
OUT warning is displayed.
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NOTE: For cut sheet feeders,
printing stops and the PAPER OUT
indicator lights red, regardless of
the PPR-OUT setting.
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
<PRT-DIR>
Options
BI-DIR
UNI-DIR
<BUZZER>
Description
Bidirectional printing. The printer
prints in either direction while
seeking the next print direction for a
shorter print time.
Unidirectional printing.
Unidirectional printing is used for
printing vertical lines in tables even if
vertical alignment is not adjusted.
Unidirectional printing is slower than
bidirectional printing.
Enables or disables the printer status
buzzer.
ON
OFF
<WORD-LG>
Buzzer on (recommended).
The printer beeps to indicate paperout or other conditions.
Buzzer off under any conditions.
To determine the required word
length, refer to your computer
documentation. Select 8-BIT to print
bit image graphics.
8 BIT
7 BIT
<BUFFER>
8-bit word length (used by most
computers)
7-bit word length (MSB = 0)
Assigns buffer memory to input data
and downloaded font data.
NONE
256BYTE
2KBYTE
8KBYTE
24KBYTE
32KBYTE
96KBYTE
128KBYT
Print buffer
0 byte
256 bytes
2K bytes
8K bytes
24K bytes
32K bytes
96K bytes
128K bytes
Download buffer
128K bytes
127.75K bytes
126K bytes
120K bytes
104K bytes
96K bytes
32K bytes
0K bytes
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
Description
<BUFFER>
(continued)
NOTE:
• 0BYTE option is recommended
only for graphics application.
• With 128KB selected, the printer
cannot accept any download font
data.
<INTRFCE>
Selects the type of the interface to the
computer.
PARALEL
SERIAL
AUTO-2S
AUTO-4S
AUTO-6S
AUTO-10S
AUTO-15S
AUTO-20S
Centronics parallel interface
RS-232C serial interface
Auto interface selection mode
• Both interfaces are ready for
communication.
• Specify the timing regarding the
selected interface as being inactive.
Serial Interface Items. The following <FORMAT> to <DUPLEX>
items are not printed when you select the PARALEL option for the
<INTRFCE> item. Be sure that the options selected on the printer
are the same as the options selected using your computer operating
system or your software. Refer to the documentation provided for
your computer and software.
<FORMAT>
Parity bit
None
None
Even
Odd
Even
Odd
Mark
Space
Even
Odd
Number of
stop bits
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
The data format also includes a start
bit. The mark is logical 1. The space
is logical 0.
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8NONE 1
8NONE 2
8EVEN 1
8ODD 1
7EVEN 1
7ODD 1
7MARK 1
7SPACE 1
7EVEN 2
7ODD 2
Number of
data bits
8
8
8
8
7
7
7
7
7
7
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
Description
<BAUD-RT> 150
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
The baud rate is in bps (bits per
second). Select the same baud rate as
used by your computer or modem.
<PROTOCL>
Indicates data transmission protocol.
XON/XOF
DTR
REV-CHL
The DC1 and DC3 codes are used.
The Data Terminal Ready signal is used.
The Reverse Channel signal is used.
<DSR>
IGNORE
DETECT
DSR is ignored by the printer.
DSR is detected by the printer.
<DUPLEX>
FULL
Simultaneous data transmission occurs
in opposite directions.
Data transmission occurs in either
direction, but not simultaneously.
HALF
<CTS>
IGNORE
DETECT
CTS is ignored by the printer.
CTS is detected by the printer.
<CD>
IGNORE
DETECT
CD is ignored by the printer.
CD is detected by the printer.
<CSFTYPE>
Selection of cut sheet feeder type
ASF
PAPRPRO
<==END==>
CSF made by BDT.
CSF made by Rutis Hauser.
Indicates the end of the HARDWRE
item list. Press the FONT button to print
the first item, which is <PPR-OUT>.
Press the MENU button to print the
previous item. Press the ONLINE button
to reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
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Procedure
To change the printer’s hardware options, make sure that continuous
forms are loaded and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the HARDWRE function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under HARDWRE. Press the FONT button to select the
HARDWRE function and print the first item and its options, as
shown below:
<PPR-OUT>
CNTONLY
DETECT
IGNORE
3. Select an option for the selected item.
Press the LOCK button to move the cursor to the option you
require. Press the FONT button to select the option and print
the next item.
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To print the previous item, press the MENU button.
4. Repeat step 3 until all required options are changed.
5. Exit the HARDWRE function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the HARDWRE function and
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
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6. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving your changes.
For details on other functions, see the other sections in this
chapter. To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure
that the red cursor is positioned under SAVE/END, then
press the FONT button or the MENU button.
CHANGING PRINT
POSITION ADJUSTMENT
OPTIONS
When you print using ruled paper, you often want to adjust the print
position so that the print sits properly on the ruled lines. The
ADJUST function allows you to:
•
•
•
•
Set top-of-form position
Fine-tune top-of-form position
Fine-tune left print start column (left margin)
Adjust for accumlative line spacing error in a page
The first three items are provided separately for cut single sheets and
continuous forms. The last item is available for single sheets only.
The top edge of your paper is the physical top of the page. The logical
top of the page, as “understood” by the printer when loading paper,
is called the top-of-form. Printing starts at this position. Note that
printing actually starts at the position obtained by adding the
following:
• Top-of-form, default = 1 inch (25.4 mm)
• Top margin specified by your software
• Printer TOP-MRG (top margin setting), default = 1 line
Table 5.5 describes the ADJUT items and options. Items are listed in
the order they are printed. The procedure for changing top-of-form is
described after Table 5.5.
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Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
ADJUST
Items
Options
<CNT-ORG>
Description
Sets the top-of-form for continuous forms in increments of 1/6
inch (4.2␣ mm) from the physical
top of the page.
1/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<CNTFINE>
The default is recommended if
your top margin is not softwarespecified. A setting of 1/6 inch
is preferable when your top
margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form
position for continuous forms.
0/180, ..., 29/180 Increases top-of-form in
increments of 1/180 inch
(0.14 mm).
<CUT-ORG>
Sets the top-of-form for single
sheets in increments of 1/6 inch
(4.2 mm) from the physical top
of the page.
1/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<CUTFINE>
The default is recommended if
your top margin is not softwarespecified. A setting of 1/6 inch
is preferable when your top
margin is software-specified.
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Fine-tunes the top-of-form
position for single sheets.
0/180, ..., 29/180 Increases top-of-form in
increments of 1/180 inch
(0.14␣ mm).
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Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
ADJUST
Items
Options
<CNT-LFT>
Fine-tunes the left print
start position for
continuous forms.
–10/90, ..., 0/90,
..., 10/90
<CUT-LFT>
Moves the position left or
right in increments of 1/90
inch (0.28 mm).
Fine-tunes the left print
start position for single
sheets.
–10/90, ..., 0/90,
..., 10/90
<CUT-ADJ>
Moves the position left or
right in increments of
1/90␣ inch (0.28 mm).
Compensates the line
spacing pitch on the basis
of the spacing error
accumulated for feeding
single sheets by10 inches.
–22/360, ..., 0/360,
..., 22/360
<==END==>
Description
Decreases or increases in
increments of 1/360 inch in
total.
Indicates the end of the
ADJUST item list. Press
FONT to print the first
item, which is <CNTORG>. Press MENU to
print the last item, which is
<CUT-ADJ>. Press
ONLINE to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
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Procedure
Before adjusting a print position, you should carefully measure the
amount of adjustment required for any paper that demands precise
print registration. To adjust a print position, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded. The following example shows how to
adjust the top-of-form setting for continuous forms.
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the ADJUST function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under ADJUST. Press the FONT button or the MENU button
to select the ADJUST function and print the following
<CNT-ORG> options:
<CNT-ORG>
1/6IN
2/6IN
11/6IN
3/6IN
4/6IN
5/6IN
6/6IN
7/6IN
8/6IN
9/6IN
10/6IN
....
3. Select an option from 1/6IN to 66/6IN.
4. Exit the ADJUST function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the ADJUST function and
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
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Press the LOCK button to move the cursor to the required
option. Press the FONT button to select the option and print
the <CNTFINE> item. If necessary, fine-tune the top-of-form
position now. Otherwise, go to step 4.
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5. Exit setup mode, saving the top-of-form setting.
Make sure that the red cursor is positioned beneath SAVE &
END, then press the FONT button or the MENU button.
6. Check the top-of-form setting.
Load your paper and check the adjustment by printing a
sample page using your software. If necessary, reenter setup
mode and fine-tune the top-of-form position by changing the
<CNTFINE> option.
CHANGING
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
The CONFIG function defines the printer’s primary configuration.
You can set the following options to ensure that the printer meets
your requirements:
•
•
•
•
Tear off for continuous forms
Autoloading of single sheets
Direct decoding of certain commands
Enabling of the AREA OVER indicator
Table 5.6 describes the CONFIG items and options. Items are listed in
the order they are printed. The procedure for changing the
configuration options is described after Table 5.6.
Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
<TEAROFF>
MANUAL
AUTO
Description
Auto or manual tearoff feed.
Automatic tearoff feed is invalid,
and tearoff feed must be done using
the TEAR OFF button.
Automatic tearoff feed is valid but
only for continuous forms. Tearoff
feed can also be done using the TEAR
OFF button.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items Options
<TEARPOS>
VISIBLE
ALWAYS
Description
Tearoff position.
Select this option when your
software positions forms to the
next top-of-form after printing the
last data. The printer performs
tearoff feed without adding a form
feed when data transfer has
stopped.
Select this option when your software stops after printing the last
data. The printer performs tearoff
feed after adding a form feed when
data transfer has stopped.
Note: For both settings, tearoff
positioning will fail if the page
length setting does not match the
actual perforation spacing.
The following <TEAR-EN> item is printed when TEAROFF:AUTO
is specified for the <TEAROFF> item.
<TEAR-EN>
Tearoff enabled time (offset time).
The offset time is from when data
transfer stops to when the printer
performs automatic tearoff feed.
If the printer receives data again
within the offset time, the printer
does not perform automatic tearoff
feed.
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0 SEC
1 SEC
2 SEC
4 SEC
6 SEC
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items Options
Description
<TEAR-EN>
(continued)
In some application programs, data
transfer may stop temporarily due
to internal processing. This setting
can avoid an undesired tearoff feed
by waiting for up to six seconds
each time data transfer stops.
<CUTLOAD>
Single sheet autoloading.
Single sheet paper is automatically
loaded a certain time after you set
the paper.
Single sheet paper can be loaded by
pressing the LOAD button.
AUTO
BUTTON
The following <LOADTIM> item is printed when
CUTLOAD:AUTO is specified for the <CUTLOAD> item.
<LOADTIM>
0.5, 1.0,
1.5, 2.0
2.5, 3.0SEC
<DECODE>
DIRECT
QUEUED
Autoload start time.
Autoloading starts when this
amount of time passes after you set
single sheet paper.
Command decode timing.
The printer decodes certain commands immediately after receiving
data.
Example:
ESC SUB I, ESC CR P (DPL24C+)
ESC Q # (IBM XL24E)
The printer decodes commands after
storing all data (including commands) in the input buffer. This
speeds data reception because the
printer does not require decoding
time during data reception.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items Options
<AREACNT>
ENABLE
DISABLE
<ON-LOAD>
OFFLINE
ONLINE
<LOCK>
NONE
SETUP
ALL
<//S//>
Area-over detection control.
Detects the left and right edges of
paper when loading the paper.
The printer does not print data
beyond the edges, but turns on the
AREA OVER indicator.
Does not detect the edges. Select
this option when you are using
colored or preprinted paper.
Printer status after loading paper in
offline mode.
Remains offline after paper loading.
Goes into online after paper loading.
Lock function of setup mode.
Enables all buttons on the control
panel.
Disables the setup-related buttons
to keep the printer from entering
setup mode during the offline state.
Disables the setup-rlated buttons
and the LOCK, FONT, and MENU
buttons.
Effectiveness of the Cut Sheet
Selection command (//S//).
Makes the command ineffective.
Makes the command effective.
Note: The Cut Sheet Selection
command (//S//) changes the paper
source to the paper table and waits
for manual insertion of a cut sheet.
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DISABLE
ENABLE
Description
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items Options
<CONT-PE>
TRACTOR
EDGE
<==END==>
Description
Detection of end of continuous
forms.
Paper end is detected by the sensor
on the tractor unit.
Paper-end unprinted area:
Continuous forms: About 80 mm
Botom feeding: About 35 mm
Regardless of paper end, printing
continues near to the edge of paper.
Paper-end unprinted area:
About 4.7 mm for both continuous forms and bottom feeding
Indicates the end of the CONFIG
item list. Press the FONT button to
print the first item, which is
<TEAROFF>.
Press the MENU button to print the
previous item. Press the ONLINE
button to reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
Procedure
To change the printer configuration options, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
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2. Select the CONFIG function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under CONFIG. Press the FONT button to select the CONFIG
function and print the following <TEAROFF> options:
<TEAROFF>
MANUAL
AUTO
3. Select an option.
Press the LOCK button to move the cursor to either MANUAL
or AUTO. Press the FONT button to select the option and
print the <TEARPOS> item. If other items must be specified,
do so now. Otherwise, go to step 4.
4. Exit the CONFIG function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the CONFIG function and
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
5. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving your changes.
For details on other functions, see the other sections in this
chapter. To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure
that the red cursor is positioned under SAVE & END, then
press the FONT button or the MENU button.
EXITING AND SAVING
.
This section describes how to exit set up mode save any changes you
made:
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To exit setup mode immediately, select the SAVE & END function.
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Any settings changed while in setup mode are saved as the new
power-on defaults for the printer. The new defaults remain active
until you change them again.
NOTE
The only way to exit setup mode without saving your changes is to
turn off the printer. When you turn the printer back on, the
previous default settings are used.
Procedure
To exit setup mode and save your changes using SAVE/END,
proceed as follows:
1. Print the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
The <<FUNCTION>> menu should be the last printed line on
the page. If the menu is not printed, press the ONLINE
button to print the menu. If you are using the SELF-TST or
HEX-DUMP function, press the LOCK button instead of the
ONLINE button to print the menu. The <<FUNCTION>>
menu is shown below.
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the SAVE/END function.
Make sure that the red cursor is positioned under SAVE &
END. Press the FONT button or the MENU button to select
SAVE & END. The printer exits setup mode and returns
online (the ONLINE indicator lights green). Any changes you
made while in setup mode are saved.
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RESETTING DEFAULTS
This section describes how to reset the printer’s power-on defaults, all
of the factory defaults, or the factory defaults only for MENU1 and
MENU2.
Resetting Power-On Defaults
Power-on defaults are the settings saved in the printer’s permanent
memory. The defaults are enabled whenever you turn the printer on.
The easiest way to reset the power-on defaults is to turn the printer
off and then on again. This method is useful if you have made
changes in setup mode that you do not want to save.
Resetting Factory Defaults
Factory defaults are those settings preselected at the factory. For a list
of the printer’s factory defaults, see the section Printing a List of
Selected Options earlier in this chapter. To reset the factory defaults
for all functions, proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. While pressing the LOCK, FONT, and MENU buttons, turn on
the printer. Continue to press all three buttons until the
printer beeps.
The factory defaults are now reset.
Resetting Factory Defaults in MENU1 and MENU2
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This method resets factory defaults for MENU1 and MENU2 options,
listed in Table 5.3, but does not reset the printer hardware, print
position adjustment, and configuration options. To reset the factory
defaults in MENU1 and MENU2, proceed as follows:
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1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the DEFAULT function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under DEFAULT. Press the FONT button or the MENU button
to select the DEFAULT function. The printer reprints the
<<FUNCTION>> menu. The default values in MENU1 and
MENU2 are now reset.
3. Do either of the following:
• Select new options for MENU1 or MENU2.
• Exit setup mode, saving the factory defaults.
See the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options. To
exit setup mode and save the new defaults, make sure that the
red cursor is positioned under SAVE & END, then press the
FONT button or the MENU button.
USING THE DIAGNOSTIC
FUNCTIONS
This section describes how to use the following diagnostic functions:
• SELF-TST
• HEX-DUMP
• V-ALMNT
These functions are used for checking print quality and diagnosing
printer problems. HEX-DUMP also provides useful information for
programmers.
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Printing the Self-Test
The SELF-TST function prints test pages to check how the printer
operates independently of your computer. The self-test does not
check the interface between the computer and the printer.
The self-test prints the printer’s firmware version, its resident
emulations, and all of the characters available in the currently
selected character set. For color printers having a color ribbon,
printing occurs in seven colors. If the DPL24C PLUS emulation is
selected for MENU1, the self-test is printed using the settings
currently assigned to MENU1.
Procedure
This procedure assumes that you are in setup mode. To print the selftest, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded into the printer.
Then proceed as follows:
1. Print the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
The <<FUNCTION>> menu should be the last printed line on
the page. If the menu is not printed, press the ONLINE button
to print the menu. If you are using the HEX-DUMP function,
press the LOCK button instead of the ONLINE button to print
the menu. The following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
Setup Mode
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2. Select the SELF-TST function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under SELF-TST, and then press the FONT button or the
MENU button. The printer selects SELF-TST and starts
printing. A short help menu is printed at the top of the page,
followed by the self-test. Note that the printer is not online
during self-test printing.
3. Examine the self-test page.
A sample self-test page is shown in Chapter 2. To pause
during self-test printing, press the FONT button or the MENU
button. To resume self-test printing, press the FONT button or
the MENU button again.
4. Exit the SELF-TST function.
Exit the SELF-TST function in either of the following ways:
• To exit SELF-TST and remain in setup mode, press the
LOCK button. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted.
• To exit SELF-TST and return online, press the ONLINE
button. The printer permanently saves any changes made
while in setup mode and returns online.
The self-test can also be started by turning off the printer, and then
pressing the LF/FF button while turning the printer back on. As
described in Chapter 2, this method is useful when you first set up the
printer.
Printing Hex Dumps
The HEX-DUMP function prints data and commands in hexadecimal
characters and abbreviated control codes. The IBM character set 2 is
used for printing (see Appendix E). The HEX-DUMP function is
useful for checking whether your computer is sending the correct
commands to the printer and whether the printer is executing the
commands correctly. It is also useful for debugging software programs.
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Procedure
To print hex dumps, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded
into the printer. Then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the HEX-DUMP function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under HEX-DUMP, then press the FONT button or the MENU
button to select the HEX-DUMP function. The printer goes
online and prints a header and a short help menu.
3. Print the hex dump.
To start hex dump printing, send your file or program to the
printer. The printer goes online and prints the hex dump.
NOTE
When hex dump printing stops, the printer remains online in
setup mode (the ONLINE indicator is green). To print
another hex dump, send another file to the printer.
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Press the FONT button or the MENU button to pause during
hex dump printing. To resume hex dump printing, press the
button again.
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Sample hex dump
4. Exit the HEX-DUMP function.
Exit the HEX-DUMP function in either of the following ways:
• To remain in setup mode, press the LOCK button. The
<<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted. For details on
other functions, see other sections in this chapter.
• To return to online normal mode, press the ONLINE button.
If you press the ONLINE button while the hex dump is
printing, The printer immediately switches to normal online
mode. Any data that was sent to the printer but not printed
is discarded (cleared).
You can also enter hex dump mode, by turning off the printer, and
then turning the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the
ONLINE button and the LF/FF button until the printer beeps.
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Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT)
The V-ALMNT function corrects the vertical character displacement
that sometimes occurs with bidirectional printing. Characters printed
from left to right are not aligned with characters printed from right to
left as shown below:
This example shows how printing looks
when characters are vertically
misaligned. Note that the left
margin is not straight.
If you notice misaligned printing, use the following procedure to
check and correct the vertical print alignment.
Procedure
Make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded in the printer. If
possible, use forms at least 216 mm (8.5 inches) wide for 80-column
printers or 356 mm (14 inches) wide for 136-column printers to avoid
printing on the platen. However, you can also use letter or A4 size
forms if you set the WIDTH option in MENU1 to 8 inches. See the
section Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options for details. Then
proceed as follows to check and correct vertical print alignment:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the FONT button and the MENU button␣ simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing
and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
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<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END MENU1
V-ALMNT
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2. Select the V-ALMNT function.
Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor
under V-ALMNT, then press the FONT button or the MENU
button to select the V-ALMNT function. The printer prints the
help menu then starts printing rows of parallel bars using
letter quality speed.
3. Adjust the vertical print alignment at letter quality speed.
Examine the parallel bars. If the bars are aligned (not jagged),
go to step 4. If the bars are offset to the left, repeatedly press
the FONT button until the bars are aligned. If the bars are
offset to the right, repeatedly press the MENU button until the
bars are aligned. (In the following figure, the first line is
assumed to be printed from left to right.)
Bars offset to the left
Bars offset to the right
4. Adjust the vertical print alignment at correspondence speed.
Press the LOCK button to switch from letter speed to correspondence speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment as described step 3.
5. Adjust the vertical print alignment at draft speed.
Press the LOCK button to switch from correspondence speed
to draft speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment as described step 3.
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6. Exit the V-ALMNT function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the V-ALMNT function and
save the new vertical alignment settings. The printer exits
setup mode and returns online.
NOTE
To exit the V-ALMNT function, you must exit setup mode.
SETUP MODE REFERENCE
The following flowchart shows how setup mode is organized for the
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. Differences in the IBM Proprinter
XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations are summarized after the
flowchart.
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Correct vertical print alignment
USING SETUP MODE
DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION
SETUP MODE
Note:
Asterisks (*) indicate default settings at shipment.
FUNCTIONS
ITEMS & OPTIONS
LOCK
Move yellow arrow on the print head.
FONT
or
MENU
Select function.
LOCK
Move yellow arrow on the print head.
FONT
Select option, print next item.
MENU
Select option, print previous item.
ONLINE
SETUP MODE
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
EMULATE: DPL24C+*
XL24E
ESC/P2
CHAR-H: NORMAL*
2 TIMES
4 TIMES
ATTRIB: NONE*
ITALICS
CONDNSD
SHADOW
BOLD
CHR-SET: SET 2*
SET 1
PRF-SKP: NO-SKIP*
SKIP
FONT: COUR 10*
PRSTG12
COMPRSD
BOLDFCE
PICA10
CORRESP
OCR-B
OCR-A
PAGE LG: 3.0 IN
3.5 IN
4.0 IN
5.0 IN
5.5 IN
6.0 IN
7.0 IN
8.0 IN
8.5 IN
11.0 IN
11.6 IN
12.0 IN
14.0 IN
18.0 IN
WIDTH: 13.6 IN*
11.4 IN
11.0 IN
8.0 IN
COUR-N
COUR-B
COUR-I
N.SAN-N
N.SAN-B
N.SAN-I
TIMLS-N
TIMLS-B
TIMLS-I
DOWNLD#
COLOR: AUTOSEL*
BLACK
YELLOW
MAGENTA
CYAN
QUALITY: LETTER*
REPORT
DRAFT
HI-DRFT
LFT-END: 1 COLM*
2 COLM
3 COLM
4 COLM
•
•
•
Displayed with
40 COLM
41 COLM
color option installed
ZEROFNT: NO-SLSH*
SLASH
PITCH: 2.5 CPI
3 CPI
5 CPI
6 CPI
10 CPI*
12 CPI
15 CPI
17 CPI
18 CPI
20 CPI
PROP SP
TOP-MRC: 1 LINE*
2 LINE
3 LINE
•
•
•
10 LINE
DC3-CDE: ENABLE*
DISABLE
LINE SP: 1 LPI
2 LPI
3 LPI
4 LPI
5 LPI
6 LPI*
7 LPI
8 LPI
CHAR-W: NORMAL*
2 TIMES
4 TIMES
LANGUGE: USA
UK
GERMAN
FRENCH
ITALIAN
SPANISH
SWEDISH
DANISH1
PAGE437*
PAGE850
PAGE860
PAGE863
PAGE865
ECMA94
DANISH2
FINNISH
NORWEGN
ISO8859
PG852
CR-CODE: CR ONLY*
CR & LF
PG852-T
PG855
PG866
HUNGARY
HUNG-T
SLOV
SLOV-T
POLISH
POLSH-T
MAZOWIA
MAZOW-T
LATIN2
LATN2-T
KAMENIC
KAMEN-T
TURKY
TURKY-T
CYRILIC
IBM437
LF-CODE: LF & CR*
LF ONLY
IBM851
ELOT928
PG-DHN
LATIN-P
ISO-LTN
LITHUA1
LITHUA2
MIK
MACEDON
PG-MAC
ELOT927
ABG
ABY
DEC GR
HBR-OLD
PG862
HBR-DEC
GREEKII
ISO-TUK
RGHTEND: WRAP*
OVR-PRT
== END ==
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ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
TEAROFF: MANUAL*
AUTO
TEARPOS: VISIBLE*
ALWAYS
LIST
➤
CNTFINE: 0/180*
1/180
:
29/180
CNT-ORG: 1/6 IN
:
6/6 IN*
:
66/6 IN
CUTFINE: 0/180*
1/180
:
29/180
HEX-DUMP
CUTLOAD: AUTO
BUTTON*
LOCK: NONE*
SETUP
ALL
CNT-LFT: -10/90
-9/90
:
0/90*
:
10/90
CUT-LFT: -10/90
-9/90
:
0/90*
:
10/90
BUZZER: ON*
OFF
WORD-LG: 8 BIT*
7 BIT
CUT-ADJ: -22/360
-21/360
:
0/360*
:
+22/360
== END ==
No
PARALEL?
Yes
No
➤
➤
➤
BAUD-RT:150 PROTOCL: XON/XOF* DSR: IGNORE*
FORMAT: 8NONE1* 7ODD1
8NONE2 7MARK1
300
DTR
DETECT
8EVEN1 7SPACE1
600
REV-CHL
8ODD1 7EVEN
1200
7EVEN1 7ODD2
2400
4800
9600*
19200
DUPLEX: FULL* CTS: IGNORE* CD: IGNORE* CSFTYPE: ASF*
PAPRPRO
DETECT
HALF
DETECT
== END ==
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Yes
INTRFCE:PARALEL
SERIAL
AUTO-2S*
AUTO-4S
AUTO-6S
AUTO-10S
AUTO-15S
AUTO-20S
➤
BUFFER: NONE
256 BYTE
2K BYTE
8K BYTE*
24K BYTE
32K BYTE
96K BYTE
128K BYT
== END ==
➤
PRT-DIR: BI-DIR*
UNI-DIR
LOADTIM: 0.5 SEC
1.0 SEC*
1.5 SEC
2.0 SEC
2.5 SEC
3.0 SEC
Displayed when
CUTLOAD=AUTO
//S//: DISABLE* CONT-PE: TRACTOR
EDGE*
ENABLE
Dual
interface?
PPR-OUT: CNTONLY*
DETECT
IGNORE
V-ALMNT
➤
TEAR-EN: 0 SEC
1 SEC*
2 SEC
4 SEC
6 SEC
Displayed when
TEAROFF=AUTO
ON-LOAD: OFFLINE
DECODE: DIRECT* AREACNT: ENABLE
ONLINE*
DISABLE*
QUEUED
CNT-ORG: 1/6 IN
:
6/6 IN*
:
66/6 IN
SELF-TST
➤
HARDWRE
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Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation
In the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ
from the DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways:
• The following options are different:
CHAR-W: NORMAL *
2 TIMES
CHAR-H: NORMAL *
2 TIMES
ATTRIB: NONE *
ITALIC
SHADOW
BOLD
• The AGM item is provided:
CHR-SET: SET 2 *
SET 1
AGM: OFF *
ON
PRF-SKIP: NO-SKIP *
SKIP
• The LF-CODE item’s default is set to the other option:
LF-CODE: LF & CR
LF ONLY *
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Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation
In the Epson ESC/P2 emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from the
DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways:
• The ZEROFNT and LF-CODE items are not defined.
• The following options are different:
PAGE LG:
4.0 IN
4.5 IN
5.0 IN
5.5 IN
•
•
•
11.0 IN
11.5 IN *
•
•
•
22.0 IN
LANGUGE: USA
UK
GERMAN
SWEDISH
DANISH1
ITALIAN
SPANSH1
SPANSH2
JAPAN
NORWEGN
LATIN A
FRENCH
PAGE437*
PAGE850
PAGE860
PAGE863
PAGE865
ECMA94
DANISH2
ISO8859
PG852
PG852-T
PG855
PG866
HUNGARY
HUNG-T
SLOV
SLOV-T
POLISH
POLSH-T
MAZOWIA
MAZOW-T
LATIN2
LATN2-T
KAMENIC
KAMEN-T
TURKY
TURKY-T
CYRILIC
IBM437
IBM851
ELOT928
PG-DHN
LATIN-P
ISO-LTN
LITHUA1
LITHUA2
MIK
MACEDON
PG-MAC
ELOT927
ABG
ABY
DEC GR
HBR-OLD
PG862
HBR-DEC
GREEKII
ISO-TUK
KOREA
LEGAL
CHR-SET: ITALIC *
GRAPHIC
Setup Mode
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USING SETUP MODE
ONLINE SETUP MODE
The preceding sections describe offline setup mode. This section
introduces online setup mode. The tedious task of setting up printer
features one-by-one from the control panel and printing and checking the
desired options on paper can be avoided by using online setup mode. In
online setup mode, printer features are set via the computer rather than
the printer control panel.
Put the printer in online setup mode, in either of the following two ways:
• Turn the printer off and then turn the printer back on while
pressing the MENU button. Hold down the button until the
printer beeps.
• Issue the printer command ESC e ONLINE. This command is
valid in any emulation.
Send setup data from the computer in any of the following three ways:
• Enter setup data directly from the computer keyboard before
starting your job. With MS-DOS, hold down the Ctrl key and
type P. Data entered from the keyboard is sent directly to the
printer. When data entry is complete, hold down the Ctrl key
again and type P. This method is useful when just a few
settings need to be changed.
• Use an editor program to prepare a setup data file and then
send the file to the printer using a command before starting
your job. With MS-DOS, use the COPY command. This
method is useful when settings are used repeatedly.
• Write a program that enables interactive entry of setup data on
the CRT screen. This method is the most useful of the three.
Check with your dealer for currently available programs.
To exit from online setup mode, send EXIT as the last setup data.
For details of setup data and its format, refer to the programmer's manual
for each emulation.
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MAINTENANCE
Your printer requires very little care. Occasional
cleaning and replacement of the ribbon cartridge
are all that is required.
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Lubrication of the printer is not usually necessary.
If the print head carriage does not move smoothly back and forth,
clean the printer as described in this chapter. If the problem
continues, contact your dealer to determine whether lubrication
might be needed.
CLEANING
The front and back covers, the separator, and the acoustic cover of the
printer help protect against dust, dirt, and other contaminants.
However, paper produces small particles that accumulate inside the
printer. This section explains how to clean and vacuum the printer
and how to clean the platen and paper bail rollers.
It is easier to clean the printer when the front cover, the separator,
and the cut sheet stand and back cover are removed.
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer
WARNING
To avoid any possibility of injury, before cleaning the printer, turn
off the power to both the printer and the computer, and unplug the
printer.
Use the following procedure to clean and vacuum the printer as
required:
1. Remove any paper from the printer. Make sure that the power
is off, and then disconnect the printer power cord.
2. Using a soft vacuum brush, vacuum the exterior of the printer.
Be sure to vacuum the air vents at the front, left sides, and
bottom of the printer. Also vacuum the cut sheet stand or
feeder.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
3. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer,
including the covers and separator. A mild detergent may be
used.
CAUTION
Do not use solvents, kerosene, or abrasive cleaning materials
that may damage the printer.
4. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon
cartridge. Using a soft vacuum brush, gently vacuum the
platen, print head carriage, and surrounding areas. You can
easily slide the print head to the left or right when the power is
off. Be careful not to press too hard on the flat ribbon cable
that extends from the print head carriage.
Flat cable
Printer interior
5. Re-install the ribbon cartridge. Close the front cover.
6. Open the separator. Vacuum the bail rollers, paper entry slot,
and surrounding areas.
7. Raise the cut sheet stand and the back cover. Vacuum the
forms tractors and surrounding areas.
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MAINTENANCE
Clean the platen and paper bail rollers about once a month to remove
excess ink. Use the platen cleaner recommended by your supplier
and proceed as follows:
1. Apply a small amount of platen cleaner to a soft cloth. Avoid
spilling platen cleaner inside the printer.
CAUTION
Do not use alcohol to clean the platen. Alcohol may cause the
rubber to harden.
2. Place the cloth against the platen and manually rotate the
platen knob.
3. To dry the platen, place a dry cloth against the platen and
manually rotate the platen knob.
4. Gently wipe the paper bail rollers using the cloth moistened
with the platen cleaner. Dry the rollers using a dry cloth.
REPLACING THE RIBBON
There are two ways of replacing the ribbon. You can install a new
ribbon cartridge in the printer or refill the old ribbon cartridge with
new ribbon from a ribbon subcassette. Appendix A lists order
numbers for ribbon cartridges and ribbon subcassettes. The following
procedure is for ribbon cartridges. For ribbon subcassettes, refer to
the instructions shipped with the subcassette.
To replace the ribbon cartridge:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the front cover of the printer. For easy installation, slide
the print head carriage to a position where it does not face a
bail roller.
CAUTION
The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Platen and Paper Bail Rollers
MAINTENANCE
3. Move the paper thickness lever to position D.
Paper thickness lever
Move to D.
Paper thickness lever
4. To remove the ribbon cartridge, press the ribbon release levers
located on either side of the cartridge and carefully lift the
cartridge out of the printer.
Print guide
Print head
Removing the ribbon cartridge
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For a color ribbon cartridge (option), pull the ribbon release
plate in the direction of the arrow and press the ribbon feed
knob toward “FREE.” The ribbon feed mechanism engages.
Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to be sure that it feeds
properly.
(Black ribbon)
Ribbon feed knob
Turn clockwise
to tighten.
Munting pin
Ribbon release tabs
(Color ribbon)
Ribbon feed knob
Turn clockwise
to tighten.
Munting pin
Ribbon release plate
Preparing the new ribbon cartridge
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Maintenance
5. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package. For a black
ribbon cartridge, push in the sides of the two ribbon release
tabs. The tabs will snap into the cartridge and the ribbon feed
mechanism will engage.
MAINTENANCE
6. Place the two mounting pins on the ribbon support brackets of
the head carrier. The two mounting pins are located on the
sides of the ribbon release levers.) Insert the ribbon so that the
ribbon falls between the nose of the print head and the plastic
print guide.
Print guide
Print head
Installing the new ribbon cartridge
7. Press the ribbon release levers until the mounting pins snap
into the holes on the ribbon support brackets. Gently pull on
the cartridge to verify that the pins are securely positioned in
the holes.
8. Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to tighten the ribbon.
9. Move the paper thickness lever back to its original position.
For single sheet printing, the correct position is 1. Table 3.2 in
Chapter 3 gives other paper thickness lever settings.
10. Close the front cover of the printer.
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Maintenance
REPLACING THE PRINT HEAD
The print head is easy to replace.
CAUTION
The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently.
To remove the print head:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon
cartridge.
3. Pull the right end of the head lock wire forward to release it
from the hook at the right of the print head carriage. Then
release the wire from the center hook.
4. Remove the print head from the connector on the carriage, as
shown in the figure below.
Head lock wire
Replacing the print head
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MAINTENANCE
To install the print head:
1. Carefully fit the mounting guide grooves of the print head on
the locating studs on the carriage.
2. Push the print head into the connector and hook the wire into
place in the reverse order of removal.
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Troubleshooting
Your printer is extremely reliable, but occasional
problems may occur. You can solve many of
these problems yourself, using this chapter.
If you encounter problems that you cannot resolve,
contact your dealer for assistance.
This chapter is organized as follows:
• Solving problems
• Diagnostic functions
• Getting help
SOLVING PROBLEMS
The tables in this section describe common printer problems and their
solutions. The following types of problems are considered:
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•
•
•
Print quality problems
Paper handling problems
Operating problems
Printer failures
Print Quality Problems
Poor print quality or other printing problems are often caused by
incorrect printer setup or incorrect software settings. A gradual
decrease in print quality usually indicates a worn ribbon. Table 7.1
identifies common print quality problems and suggests solutions.
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Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions
Problem
Printing is too
light or too dark.
Solution
Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is
properly installed and that the ribbon feeds
smoothly.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set
for the thickness of your paper. See Table␣ 3.2 in
Chapter 3.
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if
necessary.
Stains or smudges Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set
appear on the
for the thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in
page.
Chapter 3.
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if
necessary.
Check whether the tip of the print head is dirty.
Clean the head with a soft cloth if necessary.
The page is blank. Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is properly
installed.
Printing is erratic
or the wrong
characters are
printed. Many
"?" characters are
printed.
Make sure that the interface cable is securely
connected to both the printer and computer.
Make sure that the printer emulation selected in
your software is the same as the emulation
selected on the printer. See the section Selecting an Emulation in Chapter 2.
If you are using an RS-232C serial interface,
make sure that the serial settings required by
your software or computer are the same as the
settings on the printer. See the section Changing Hardware Options in Chapter 5.
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Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Use the printer’s V-ALMNT function to
check the vertical print alignment. If necessary,
adjust the print alignment. See the section
Using the Diagnostic Functions in Chapter 5.
The top margin is The top margin is the sum of the top-of-form
wrong.
setting, the software-specified top margin, and
the printer’s TOP-MRG setting. Proceed as
follows:
• Make sure that the top-of-form setting is
correct. The factory default is 25.4 mm (1
inch). See the section Changing Top-of
Form in Chapter 5.
• Check the software-specified top margin.
Refer to your software documentation.
• Check the printer’s TOP-MRG setting. See
the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2
Options in Chapter 5.
Lines are double
spaced instead of
single spaced.
Check the line spacing setting in your software.
Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to CR ONLY. See the section
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in
Chapter 5.
The printer
overprints on the
same line.
Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to CR & LF. See the section
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in
Chapter 5.
The next print line
starts where the
previous line
ended instead of
at the left margin.
Change the LF-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to LF & CR. See the section
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in
Chapter 5.
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Printing is
vertically
misaligned
(jagged).
Solution
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Paper Handling Problems
Table 7.2 describes common paper handling problems and suggests
solutions. See Chapter 3 for detailed procedures on loading and using
paper.
Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions
Problem
Solution
Paper cannot be
loaded or fed.
Make sure that the paper select lever is set
correctly. Move the lever backward for
continuous forms and forward for single sheets.
Make sure that the paper covers the paper-out
sensor, i.e., the left paper edge is within 52 mm
for single sheets or 41 mm for continuous forms
from the left edge of the platen. (This problem
cannot occur if you use the forms tractor unit or
insert a single sheet with its left edge in contact
with the left paper guide.)
Make sure that the tractor unit is correctly
installed and that the tractor shaft gear engages
the platen shaft gear. If you are using the
tractor unit for rear feeding, open the front
cover and make sure that the second stud from
the left on the printer bottom frame projects.
If you are using a cut sheet feeder, make sure
that the bin lever is set to the "CLOSED"
position. (The bin lever is on the left side of the
feeder.)
If you are using a cut sheet feeder, open the
front cover and make sure that the third stud
from the left on the printer bottom frame
projects.
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Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Solution
Paper cannot be
loaded or fed.
(continued).
If you are using a double-bin adapter, open the
front cover and make sure that the fourth stud
from the left on the printer bottom frame
projects.
Paper jams while
loading.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed
paper. Remove any obstructions from the
paper path.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set
for the thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in
Chapter 3.
If you are using a cut sheet feeder, make sure
that the bin lever is set to the "CLOSED"
position. (The bin lever is on the left side of the
feeder.)
Make sure that the paper is not folded, creased,
or torn.
Reload the paper.
Paper jams while
printing.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed
paper. Remove any obstructions from the
paper path.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set
for the thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in
Chapter 3.
For continuous forms, make sure that the
incoming and outgoing paper stacks are
correctly placed. Paper should feed straight.
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Problem
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Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Paper jams while
printing.
(continued).
Solution
If you are using a cut sheet feeder, make sure
that the bin lever is set to the "CLOSED" position. (The bin lever is on the left side of the
feeder.)
Reload the paper.
Paper slips off the
forms tractors or
the perforated
holes of the paper
tear during
printing.
Make sure that the forms tractors are positioned
correctly for the width of your paper and that
the perforated holes of the paper fit directly over
the tractor sprockets.
Tips for clearing a jammed sheet from the printer
If a sheet of paper is jammed between the print head and the platen
and cannot be removed, clear it as follows:
1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
receptacle.
2. Push up the locking levers to rlease the forms tractors and open
the paper holders.
3. Move the paper thickness lever to position D.
4. Move the print head so that you can remove the jammed sheet
easily and clear the sheet.
NOTE
The print head is hot immediately after printing. Move it after
making sure that it gets cool.
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Common cause of abnormal paper feeding
A dirty paper sensor often causes paper misfeeding. Clean the paper
sensor as follows:
1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
receptacle.
2. Remove the front cover and the top cover so that you can access
the paper sensors. (See the figure.)
3. Use a cotton swab and gently wipe the paper sensors.
4. Mount the front cover and the top cover and turn on the
printer.
Paper sensor
Back of the printer
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Troubleshooting
If you cannot clear the
jammed sheet by the
above procedure, set
fourfold continuous
forms paper on the
forms tractors and turn
the platen knob to feed
the paper forward. The
jammed paper is pushed
out. Before operation, be sure to position the print head at the
center of the jammed paper.
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Operating Problems
Table 7.3 identifies common operating problems and suggests
solutions. If you cannot resolve a problem, contact your dealer.
Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions
Problem
The power does
not turn on.
Solution
Make sure that the “1” on the printer power
switch is toggled up.
Make sure that the power cord is securely
connected to both the printer and the outlet.
Make sure that the power outlet is functional.
Turn the power off. Wait 30 seconds and then
turn the printer on again. If the printer still has
no power, contact your dealer.
The printer is on
but it will not
print.
Make sure that the printer is online.
Make sure that the interface cable is securely
connected to both the printer and the computer.
If the red PAPER OUT indicator is lit, load
paper.
Run the printer self-test (see Chapter 5). If the
self-test executes normally, the problem is
caused by the interface, the computer, incorrect
printer settings, or incorrect software settings.
Make sure that the printer emulation selected
in your software is the same as the emulation
selected on the printer. See the section Selecting an Emulation in Chapter 2.
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Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Solution
The cut sheet
feeder does not
operate.
Troubleshooting
The printer is on If you are using an RS-232C serial interface,
but it will not
make sure that the serial settings required by
print (continued). your software or computer are the same as the
settings on the printer. See the section Changing Hardware Options in Chapter 5.
Make sure that the cut sheet feeder is firmly
mounted on the printer.
Open the front cover and make sure that the
third stud from the left on the printer bottom
frame projects.
The double-bin
adapter does not
operate.
Make sure that the double-bin adapter is firmly
mounted behind the cut sheet feeder.
Open the front cover and make sure that the
fourth stud from the left on the printer bottom
frame projects.
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Printer Failures
A user cannot generally resolve a problem involving defective printer
hardware. On detecting a fatal error, the printer will:
•
•
•
•
Stop printing
Beep four times
Turn the ONLINE indicator off
Blink the PAPER OUT indicator (with a FONT indicator lit
indicating the error type).
Table 7.4 Printer Failures
Error
+34 V undervoltage error
Left end sensor error
Overload printing error
RAM error
FONT indicators lit
COUR10
PRESTG12
COMP17
Bold PS
The following errors cause the printer to turn off the power:
•
•
•
•
Print head error
Space motor error
Line feed motor error
+34 V overvoltage error
No error condition is displayed if any of these errors occurs.
Turn the printer off and back on, then rerun the same job to check if
the error was transient. If the error recurs, contact your dealer.
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DIAGNOSTIC
FUNCTIONS
The printer diagnostic functions are SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and
V-ALMNT.
• HEX-DUMP allows you to determine whether the computer is
sending the correct commands to the printer, and whether the
printer is executing the commands correctly. This function is
useful to programmers or others who understand how to
interpret hex dumps.
• V-ALMNT allows you to check and, if necessary, correct the
printer’s vertical print alignment.
For details on using these functions, all of which are available in the
printer setup mode, see the section Using the Diagnostic Functions in
Chapter 5.
If you are not able to correct a problem using this chapter, contact your
dealer for assistance. Be prepared to provide the following information:
GETTING HELP
• Your printer model number, serial number, and date of
manufacture. Look for this information on the rating label on
the left side of the printer.
• Description of the problem
• Type of interface you are using
• Names of your software packages
• List of the printer default settings. To print the default settings,
see the section Printing a List of Selected Options in Chapter 5.
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• SELF-TST tells you whether the printer hardware is functioning
correctly. If the printer hardware is functional, any problems
you are having are probably caused by incorrect printer
settings, incorrect software settings, the interface, or the
computer.
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INSTALLING OPTIONS
INSTALLING OPTIONS
The installation of options allows, you to expand
the capabilities of your printer. Options available
for the printer include:
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• Single bin cut sheet feeder
• Double-bin adapter for cut sheet feeder (for 136-column printer
only)
• Color kit
Options
Options can be purchased from your dealer and installed by you.
Order numbers for options are given in Appendix A. Note that the
RS-232C serial interface is a factory-installed option.
This chapter describes what to do after installing each option.
INSTALLING THE CUT SHEET
FEEDER
A cut sheet feeder allows you to automatically feed single sheet.
The ASF100 single-bin feeder is available as an option for the 80column printer, and the ASF300 single-bin feeder for the 136-column
printer.
For the 136-column printer, a double-bin adapter can be added to the
single-bin feeder.
ASF100
ASF300
Single bin cut sheet feeder
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INSTALLING OPTIONS
If you are using the forms tractor unit for bottom feeding, remove the
tractor unit and install it at the rear of the printer. To mount the cut
sheet feeder on your printer, remove the acoustic cover and the two
brackets from the separator (store them for future use). For details on
installing the feeder, refer to the manual shipped with the feeder.
For details on using your cut sheet feeder, see the section Loading
Paper in the Cut Sheet Feeder (Option) in Chapter 3.
INSTALLING THE COLOR
KIT
You can turn your monochrome printer into a color printer by
installing a color kit on the print head carriage. The ribbon shift unit
of the color kit is shown below.
Color kit (ribbon shift unit)
To install the color kit on your printer, cut off the cover from the print
head carriage. For details, refer to the instructions shipped with the
kit.
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INSTALLING OPTIONS
After the color kit is installed, enter setup mode and make sure that
AUTOSEL is specified for the desired color selection mode. If
AUTOSEL is not specified, the printer will not follow the color
command from your software. The following five options are
provided. AUTOSEL is selected unless you change the color selection
mode.
AUTOSEL:
BLACK:
YELLOW:
MAGENTA:
CYAN:
Seven colors are printed by command.
Black is printed regardless of commands.
Yellow is printed regardless of commands.
Red is printed regardless of commands.
Blue is printed regardless of commands.
Use the self-test function to check color printing independent of the
color command from your software. See the section Testing the
Printer (Offline) in Chapter 2.
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Options
For information on entering setup mode and specifying the color
selection, see the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in
Chapter 5.
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SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
This appendix lists the supplies, options, and
programmer’s manuals available for the printer.
Contact your dealer for information on ordering
any of these items.
SUPPLIES
Supplies
Ribbon cartridges
Black ribbon
Color ribbon
Ribbon subcassette
Black ribbon
Color ribbon
Print head
Option
Order Number
CA02374-C104
CA02374-C303
CA02374-C204
CA02374-C403
CA02281-E618
Order Number
Description
Cut sheet feeder
For 80-column
printers
ASF100-FJ3701
Single-bin feeder (double-bin
adapter is not available)
For 136-column
printers
ASF300-FJ3801
ASF300-FJ3811
Single-bin feeder
Double-bin adapter; mounted
on single-bin feeder
Color kit
CA02374-C511
Color ribbon included
Fujitsu
Creative
Faces™
D05B-9011-C100
Font-scaling software utility
for Microsoft® Windows™;
produces smooth, wellformed characters that are
virtually free of jagged edges.
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APPENDIX
B
PRINTER AND PAPER
SPECIFICATIONS
This appendix gives the physical, functional, and
performance specifications for the printer.
It also gives detailed paper specifications.
Dimensions
PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
80 columns
Height: 133 mm (5.2 in)
Width: 434 mm (17 in)
Depth: 330 mm (13 in)
Weight:
7.5 kg (16.5 lb)
B
136 columns
130 mm (5.1 in)
570 mm (22.4 in)
330 mm (13 in)
8.5 kg (18.7 lb)
AC power requirements
Model: M33051A/M33061A/M3388A/M3389A
100 to 120 VAC ±10%; 50/60 Hz
Model: M33051B/M33061B/M3388B/M3389B
220 to 240 VAC –10%, +6%; 50/60 Hz
Average 120 VA
Maximum 240 VA
Heat generation
Average 65 kcal/h
Interface
Centronics parallel or
Centronics parallel and RS-232C serial
Data buffer size
0, 256, 2K, 8K, 24K, 32K, 96K or 128K bytes
Download buffer
Maximum 128K bytes
(128K minus data buffer size)
Operating environment
5 to 38˚C (41 to 100˚F)
30% to 80% RH (no condensation)
Wetbulb temperature, less than 29˚C (84˚F)
Storage environment
–15 to 60˚C (–4 to 140˚F)
10% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Acoustic noise
Average 53 dBA when printing in letter
quality
ISO 7779 (Bystander Position Front)
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Specifications
Power consumption
PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
FUNCTIONAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Print method
Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24wire head
Print direction
Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirectional seeking
Character cell
Letter (10 cpi):
Letter (12 cpi):
Report:
Draft:
High-speed draft:
Horizontal × vertical
36 × 24 dots
30 × 24 dots
18 × 24 dots
12 × 24 dots
9 × 24 dots
Paper handling
Standard:
Optional:
1-to 5-part side-glued or paper-stapled
fanfolded continuous forms or label
sheets with sprocket holes
1-to 5-part top-glued cut sheets and
envelopes
Paper type
Paper size
Continuous
Width:
Length:
Cut sheets
Friction-feed platen (cut sheets)
Push tractors (rear feed of continuous
forms)
Pull tractors (bottom feed of continuous
forms)
Paper loading by LOAD button
Advancing perforations to tear-off edge
by TEAR OFF button
Parking continuous forms when using
cut sheets
Single-bin cut sheet feeder
Double-bin adapter (for 136 column
printer only)
Width:
Length:
80 columns
102–267 mm
(4–10.5 in)
102 mm (4 in)
or greater
102–267 mm
(4–10.5 in)
76–364 mm
(3–14.3 in)
136 columns
102–420 mm
(4–16.5 in)
Same as left
102–420 mm
(4–16.5 in)
76–420 mm
(3–16.5 in)
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Up to 0.35 mm (0.014 inch)
Paper thickness
Paper length
By software
By control panel
DPL24C+/XL24E:
ESC/P2:
Programmable in one line or inch
increments in all emulations
Depends upon emulations. Default is 11
inches for all emulations.
3, 3.5, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5, 11, 11.6, 12, 14,
or 18 inches
4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, ..., 11, 11.5, ..., 22 inches
Up to 5, including the original
Number of copies
Command sets (emulations)
Resident
Character sets
DPL24C+/XL24E:
• IBM PC character sets 1 and 2
• IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages
437, 850, 852, 855, 860, 863, 865, 866,
and DHN)
IBM 437 and 851
ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94
Total of 57 national character sets
• Fujitsu character sets (691 characters)
• Italic character set
Graphics character sets 1 and 2
• IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages
437, 850, 852, 855, 860, 863, 865, 866,
and DHN)
IBM 437 and 851
ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94
Total of 61 national character sets
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Specifications
ESC/P2:
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
IBM Proprinter XL24E
Epson ESC/P2
PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Fonts
Resident
Bit map:
Outline:
Downloaded
Line spacing
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lines per inch.
Programmable in 1/360 inch or various
increments for image graphics.
Character pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18, or 20 cpi,
or proportional spacing.
Programmable in 1/360 inch or various
increments for image graphics.
Characters per line
10 cpi:
12 cpi:
15 cpi:
17.1 cpi:
18 cpi:
20 cpi:
Print speed
PERFORMANCE
SPECIFICATIONS
Eighteen fonts available
Courier 10, Pica 10, OCR-B 10, OCR-A
10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS,
Correspondence, Compressed, Draft,
and High-speed Draft
Courier, Timeless, and Nimbus Sans ®;
each in normal, bold, and italic styles
Available from independent vendors
Letter:
Report:
Correspondence:
Draft:
High-speed draft:
80 columns
136 columns
80 cpl
136 cpl
96 cpl
163 cpl
120 cpl
204 cpl
136.8 cpl
231 cpl
144 cpl
244 cpl
160 cppl
272 cpl
cpi: characters per inch
cpl: characters per line
10 cpi
12 cpi
113 cps
135 cps
225 cps
270 cps
225 cps
270cps
360 cps
432 cps
360 cps
432 cps
cpi: characters per inch
cps: characters per second
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Line feed speed
60 ms per line at 6 lines per inch
Form feed speed
5.6 inches per second
Ribbon life
Color:
Black:
Up to 0.3 million characters per color
Up to 5.0 million characters
Certification
Safety:
Model
M33051A/M33061A
M33051B/M33061B
Regulation
Country
UL 1950-D3
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
United States
CSA C22.2/950
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Canada
TÜV EN60950
(for 220 to 240 VAC)
Germany
Europe
EMI regulation:
Model
M33051A/M33061A
Regulation
United States
ICES-003 class B
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Canada
EN 55022 class B
(for 220 to 240 VAC)
Europe
AS/NZS 3548 class B
(for 220 to 240 VAC)
Australia and
New Zealand
M3388A/M3389A
CNS 13438 class B
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Asia
M3388B/M3389B
CNS 13438 class B
(for 220 to 240 VAC)
Taiwan
Specifications
FCC Part 15B class B
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
M33051B/M33061B
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Print Area
This section illustrates the recommended print area for single sheets
and continuous forms.
102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in)
for 80-column printer
102–420 mm (4–16.5 in)
for 136-column printer
H
H
76-364 mm (3-14.3 in)
for 80-column printer
76–420 mm (3–16.5 in)
for 136-column printer
May be
decreased to
4.23 mm
(1/6 inch).
However, line
spacing may be
uneven.
25.4 mm (1 inch)
May be decreased
to 8.5 mm
(1/3 inch).
However, line
spacing may be
uneven.
Print area
H
H
25.4 mm (1 inch)
5.08–32 mm (0.2–1.26 in)
for 80-column printer
5.08-38 mm (0.2-1.5 in)
for 136-column printer
5.08 mm or more
(0.2 inch or more)
Print area may be
off the paper,
depending on
paper setting or
width.
Print area for single sheets
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in)
for 80-column printer
102–420 mm(4–16.5 in)
for 136-column printer
25.4 mm (1 inch)
102 mm
(4 inches)
or more
May be
decreased to
4.23 mm
(1/6 inch).
However, line
spacing may be
uneven.
Print area
25.4 mm (1 inch)
Perforation
25.4 mm (1 inch)
Print head position when
paper end is detected,
selectable by setup mode.
Print area
Paper end
5.08-25.4 mm (0.2-1 in)
for 80-column printer
5.08–32 mm (0.2–1.3 in)
for 136-column printer
5.08 mm or more
(0.2 inch or more)
Print area may be off the
paper, depending on
paper setting or width.
Print area for continuous forms
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Specifications
Approx. 4.7 mm (0.18 inches):
Resume printing is allowable
to single-part paper only and
selectable by setup mode.
Approx. 80 mm (3.2 inches)
for push-tractor feed
Approx. 35 mm (1.4 inches)
for pull-tractor feed
Printing
resumable
PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Paper Thickness
Paper thickness is given by the weight of the paper in either grams
per square meter (g/m2) or in pounds per bond (lbs/bond). The
following table shows the allowable paper thickness for one-part
paper or for each sheet of multipart paper. The total thickness
must not exceed 0.35 mm (0.014 inch).
The weight of carbonless or carbon-backed paper may vary,
depending upon the paper manufacturer. When using paper of
borderline thickness, test the paper before running a job.
Type of Paper
Number of Parts
Thickness
Single
47-81 g/m2 (40-70 kg or 12-22 lb)
Top
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
3P
Top
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
4P
Top
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
Middle
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
One-part
Carbonless
2P
5P
kg: Weight in kilograms of 1000 sheets of 788 × 1091 mm paper
(1.16 g/m2)
lb: Weight in pounds of 500 sheets of 17 × 22 inch paper (3.76 g/m2)
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Type of Paper
Number of Parts
Thickness
Carbon-backed Do not use in high humidity environments.
Top
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
3P
Top
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
4P
Top
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
Middle
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
2P
5P
2P
3P
Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets.
Top
Carbon
Bottom
35-64 g/m2 (30-55 kg or 9-17 lb)
Counted as one sheet
35-81 g/m2 (30-70 kg or 9-22 lb)
Top
Carbon
Middle
Carbon
Bottom
35-52 g/m2 (30-45 kg or 9-14 lb)
Counted as one sheet
35-52 g/m2 (30-45 kg or 9-14 lb)
Counted as one sheet
35-64 g/m2 (30-55 kg or 9-17 lb)
kg: Weight in kilograms of 1000 sheets of 788 × 1091 mm paper
(1.16 g/m2)
lb: Weight in pounds of 500 sheets of 17 × 22 inch paper (3.76 g/m2)
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Carboninterleaved
PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
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COMMAND SETS
COMMAND SETS
This appendix describes printer commands and
their parameters.
C
This printer has three resident command sets:
• Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set for Fujitsu DL
series printers)
• IBM Proprinter XL24E
• Epson ESC/P2
Select the same emulation on the printer and in your software. If your
software emulations include DPL24C PLUS, select DPL24C PLUS for
optimum performance.
Command
Sets
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
FUJITSU DPL24C PLUS
This section describes the printer commands for the DPL24C PLUS
command set which is the native command set of this printer.
Function
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
Italic printing on
Italic printing off
Select character style and screening
n1 = 0: Normal
1: Outline
2: Shaded
3: Outline and shaded
4: Thin outline
5: Thin shaded
6: Thin outline and shaded
n2 = 0: Transparent
1: Light dot matrix
2: Heavy dot matrix
3: Vertical bars
4: Horizontal bars
5: Slants
6: Back slants
7: Lattice
One-line double width characters on
One-line double width characters off
Double width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n =0)
Command
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC e S (n1) (n2)
SO or ESC SO
DC 4
ESC W (n)
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Function
Command
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ESC V (n)
ESC u (n) (h1) (h2)
(v1) (v2)
SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC e U (n)
ESC – (n)
ESC e o (n)
Command
Sets
Double-height characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n =0)
This command does not adjust the line
spacing.
Multiwidth and height printing
n = 0: Not adjusted
1: Character pitch multiplied
2: Line spacing multiplied
3: Character pitch and line spacing
multiplied
h1: Tens digit of horizontal multiple
h2: Units digit of horizontal multiple
v1: Tens digit of vertical multiple
v2: Units digit of vertical multiple
(0 < h1 h2 or v1 v2 < 11)
Condensed characters on
Condensed characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n=1, superscript: n=0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Select underline type
n = 0: Single line
1: Bold single line
2: Extremely bold single line
3: Double line
4: Bold double line
5: Extremely bold double line
Underline on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Overline on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
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Function
Command
Select printing style
This command allows you to combine
various printing styles. The value of n is
the sum of the values of the styles you
want to combine.
n = 0: Pica pitch
1: Elite pitch
4: Condensed
8: Shadow
16: Bold
32: Double width
64: Proportional
Select image overlay type
This command allows you to overlay a
pattern on characters.
n = 1: Light dot matrix
2: Heavy dot matrix
3: Vertical bars
4: Horizontal bars
5: Slants
6: Back slants
7: Lattice
Image overlay printing on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Elite pitch (12 cpi)
Pica pitch (10 cpi)
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Set character pitch to (n-1)/120 inch
(1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set character pitch to n/180 inch
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
ESC ! (n)
ESC e I (n)
ESC e L (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC M
ESC P
ESC p (n)
ESC US (n)
ESC h (n)
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Function
Command
Set character offset to n/120 inch
Cancelled by CR or ESC x.
(0 ≤ n ≤ 63) (64 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set character pitch to n/360 inch
(0 ≤ n1 n2 n3 ≤ 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
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ESC e H
(n1) (n2) (n3)
LF
ESC LF
FF
ESC J (n)
ESC j (n)
ESC e J
(n1) (n2) (n3)
ESC e j
(n1) (n2) (n3)
ESC 0
ESC 3 (n)
ESC 1
ESC A (n)
ESC 2
Command
Sets
Vertical Control
Line feed
Reverse line feed
Form feed
Advance paper n/180 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Reverse paper n/180 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Advance paper n/360 inch
(0 ≤ n1 n2 n3 ≤ 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Reverse paper n/360 inch
(0 ≤ n1 n2 n3 ≤ 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Set line spacing to 1/8 inch (8 lpi)
Set line spacing to n/180 inch
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to 7/60 inch
Set line spacing to n/60 inch
(0 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch (6 lpi) or to the
value set with the ESC A command.
The preset line spacing command is
ESC A (n).
Set line spacing to n/360 inch
(0 ≤ n1 n2 n3 ≤ 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Set line spacing to n/360 inch
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
ESC DC1 (n)
ESC e V
(n1) (n2) (n3)
FS 3 (n)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Command
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
Set horizontal tabs
The values of n1 to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the print
columns (at the current character width)
at which tabs are to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 255)
Move to print column n (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Move dot column n/360 inch
(n = n1 + n2 x 256)
The value below is for 136-column printers.
(0 ≤ n1 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 19)
(0 ≤ n2 x 256 + n1 ≤ 4895)
Horizontal relative move by n/360 inch
(–999 ≤ n1 n2 n3 ≤ +999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits of the distance. s is a plus
or minus ( + or –) sign.
Vertical tab execution
Set vertical tabs
The values of n1 to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the lines (at the
current line spacing) at which tabs are
to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 64)
Move to line n (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Page Formatting
Set right margin (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set left margin (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines
(1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
HT
ESC D (n1) ... (nk)
NUL
ESC HT (n)
ESC $ (n1) (n2)
ESC e R (s)
(n1 ) (n2) (n3)
VT
ESC B (n1) ... (nk)
NUL
ESC VT (n)
ESC Q (n)
ESC l (n)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n) or
ESC e C (n) or
ESC FF (n)
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Function
Command
Set page length to n inches
(1 ≤ n ≤ 22)
Set page length to n/360 inch
(n = n1 × 256 + n2)
(0 ≤ n1 n2 ≤ 255)
(1 ≤ n1 × 256 + n2 ≤ 7920)
Color Selection
Select printing color
n = 0: Black
1: Magenta (red)
2: Cyan (blue)
3: Violet
4: Yellow
5: Orange
6: Green
ESC r (n)
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ESC 6
ESC R (n)
Command
Sets
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Appendix E gives the character sets
Select character set 2
Appendix E gives the character sets.
Select international character set
n = 0: USA
1: France
2: Germany
3: United Kingdom
4: Denmark 1/Norway
5: Sweden/Finland
6: Italy
7: Spain
8: Denmark 2
Clear print buffer
Select printer
Deselect printer (ignore input)
Force most significant bit to 1
Force most significant bit to 0
Cancel control over most significant bit
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ESC C NUL (n) or
ESC e C NUL (n) or
ESC FF NUL (n)
ESC e f (n1) (n2)
CAN
DC1
DC3
ESC >
ESC =
ESC #
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Command
Select code table
n = 0: Code page 437
1: Code page 850
2: Code page 860
3: Code page 863
4: Code page 865
5: ISO 8859-1/ECMA 94
Select extended character by character
number
(0 ≤ n1n2n3 ≤ 664)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
ESC e C (n)
ESC e E
(n1) (n2) (n3)
Word Processing
Line justification on
Automatically center printing
Reset word processing features
ESC m
ESC c
ESC x
Font Selection and Downloading
Select font m with source and style set by n
ESC % (m) (n)
•m (bits 0 and 1: Font device selection)
Bit 1
0
0
1
Bit 0
0
1
0
Selection of font
Resident font
Downloaded font
Resident font
•m (bits 2 and 3: Print quality specification
Bit 3
0
0
1
1
Bit 2
Print quality
0 Original quality of font
1 Letter quality (360 dpi)
0 Correspondence
quality (180 dpi)
1 Draft quality (120 dpi)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
• n (bit 0 to 2: Specification of font number)
(1) Resident fonts
n
m = 0, 0
m = 1, 0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Courier 10
OCR-B
Prestige elite 12
OCR-A
Draft
Compressed
Boldface PS
Pica 10
Correspondence
High-speed draft
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ESC e q (n)
ESC e s (n)
ESC e p (n1) (n2)
Command
Sets
(2) Downloaded fonts
n = 0: Downloaded font 0
1: Downloaded font 1
Select print quality (font attributes)
n = 0: Letter (360 × 180 dpi)
1: Correspondence (180 × 180 dpi)
2: Draft (120 × 180 dpi)
3: High-speed Draft (90 × 180 dpi)
Select spacing mode (font attributes)
n = 0: Fixed pitch font
1: Proportional spacing font
Select character pitch (n/360 inch, font
attributes)
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (1 ≤ n2 ≤ 255)
(n = n1 × 256 + n2)
Ex. n = 36: 10 pitch
30: 12 pitch
24: 15 pitch
21: 17 pitch
Condense/enlarge vertically (font attributes)
n = 1: Executed
0: Not executed
Select point size (n/1200 inch, font attributes)
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 255)
(n = n1 × 256 + n2)
Ex. n = 166: 10 point
ESC e A (n)
ESC e v (n1) (n2)
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Function
Command
Select character style (font attributes)
n = 0: Upright
1: Italic
Select stroke weight (font attributes)
n = 249: –7 (reserved)
251: –5 (reserved)
253: –3 (light)
0: 0 (medium)
3: 3 (bold)
5: 5 (black)
7: 7 (ultrablack)
Select typeface (font attributes)
n = 1: Pica
3: Courier (bitmap)
4: Nimbus Sans ®
5: Timeless
8: Prestige
23: Boldface
130: OCR-A
131: OCR-B
134: Courier (scalable)
Select font by I.D. (font attributes)
n
1
2
3
4
9
10
32
34
128
129
130
132
133
134
140
141
142
Quality Spacing
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
CQ
DQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
Fixed
Fixed
PS
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
ESC e i (n)
ESC e w (n)
ESC e t (n)
ESC e F (n)
Pitch
Point
Typeface
10 cpi
12 cpi
–
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
12 cpi
–
–
–
–
–
–
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
12 pt
10 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
11 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
Courier (bitmap)
Prestige
Boldface
Pica
OCR-A
OCR-B
Courier (bitmap)
Gothic
Timeless
Timeless Italic
Timeless Bold
Nimbus Sans ®
Nimbus Italic
Nimbus Bold
Courier (scalable)
Courier Bold (scalable)
Courier Italic (scalable)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
Copy resident font to download area
m = 0: Courier 10
1: Prestige Elite 12
2: Draft
3: Compressed
4: Boldface PS
5: Pica 10
6: Correspondence
7: High-speed Draft
n = 0: Downloaded font 0
1: Downloaded font 1
Create download font
• m (bits 4 and 5: Specifies the quality of
characters to be registered)
Bit 5
0
1
1
Bit 4
1
0
1
ESC : NUL (m) (n)
ESC & (m) (Cs)
(Ce) (data)
Font quality selection
Letter (360 dpi)
Correspondence (180 dpi)
Draft (120 dpi)
• m (bit 0: Specifies external font number
to be registered)
Bit 0
Font number selection
Remarks
0
Downloaded font 0
At power on, resident font 0 is
automatically downloaded.
1
Downloaded font 1
At power on, resident font 1 is
automatically downloaded.
• m (bits 1, 2, 3, 6, 7) Not used (don’t care)
• Cs (Download start character, ASCII code)
• Ce (Download end character, ASCII code)
0 ≤ Cs, Ce < 255
00 ≤ Cs, Ce ≤ FF
Precaution: Ce ≥ Cs
• data (More than one byte of data
containing bit map data)
(Reserved)
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Command
Sets
Decimal
Hex
ESC e D (data);
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Bit Image Graphics
Graphics type m graphics
Command
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
360 dot per inch 24-pin graphics
ESC * (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
ESC e b (m)
(n1) (n2) (data) or
ESC e B (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
FS Z (n1) (n2) (data)
Cut Sheet Feeder Control
Feed a sheet from bin 1
Feed a sheet from bin 2
Feed a sheet from bin 3
Eject a page from the printer
Select bin 1 for following pages
Select bin 2 for following pages
Select bin 3 for following pages
Eject sheet at end of current page
Change bins at next page
Cut sheet feed selection
ESC EM 1
ESC EM 2
ESC EM E
ESC EM R
//1//
//2//
//E//
//R//
//C//
//S//
Initialize Printer
Reset printer
Reset printer
Initialize printer
ESC @
ESC CR P
ESC SUB I
Graphics type m graphics
Bar Code Printing
Print bar code
b: Total number of parameters
R: (fixed)
(To be continued)
ESC DC4 (b) R
(c) (w) (h) (a)
(ch1) ... (chn)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
c:
Command
Type of bar code
ASCII Decimal Hex Type of bar code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
A
B
a
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
65
66
97
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
41
42
61
Codebar (nw-7)
EAN 13
EAN 8
Code 3 to 9
Industrial 2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5
Matrix 2 of 5
UPC type A
Code 128
UPC type A with
checkdigit printing
w:
Width of narrow bar in 1/1440
inch units
h: Height of bar code
a: Defines check characters and OCR
characters
ch1 ...chn: Bar code characters
Move print head (unit: 1/180 inch)
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 255)
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BEL
ESC 9
ESC 8
ESC i (n)
ESC <
ESC U (n)
ESC e r (n)
Command
Sets
Miscellaneous
Sound bell
Enable paper-out sensor
Ignore paper-out sensor
Typewriter mode on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Move print head to home position
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Select CR code definition
n = 0: CR = CR only
1: CR = CR + LF
Select LF code definition
n = 0: LF = LF only
1: LF = LF + CR
Enter online setup mode
ESC e l (n)
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
ESC e h (n1) (n2)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Factory Default Settings
The following table describes the printer commands used to control
options of the items that can be selected in printer setup mode.
Command parameters are omitted.
Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Command
Emulate
DPL24C+, XL24E, ESC/P2
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Font
COUR 10, PRSTG 12, COMPRSD,
BOLDFCE, PICA 10, CORRESP,
COUR-N, COUR-B, COUR-I,
TIMLS-N, TIMLS-B, TIMLS-I,
N.SAN-N, N.SAN-B, N.SAN-I. OCR-B,
OCR-A, DOWNLD 0, DOWNLD 1
ESC e t
ESC e F
ESC %
Quality
LETTER, REPORT, DRAFT, HI-DRFT
ESC e q
Pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, 20 CPI
or PROP SP
ESC e p
ESC e H
ESC h
ESC US
ESC M
ESC P
ESC p
ESC i
ESC e s
Line
space
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, LPI
ESC e V
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3
ESC A
Character NORMAL, 2 TIMES, 4 TIMES
width
ESC W
SO or ESC SO
(DC4)
ESC u
ESC !
Character NORMAL, 2 TIMES, 4 TIMES
height
ESC V
ESC u
Underline: Factory default
(
): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS
Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Command
Attributes NONE, ITALICS, CONDNSD,
SHADOW, BOLD
ESC 4 (ESC 5)
SI or ESC SI
(DC2)
ESC E (ESC F)
ESC G (ESC H)
ESC e i
ESC !
Page
length
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0,
8.5, 11.0, 11.6, 12.0, 14.0, 18.0 IN
ESC C NUL
ESC e C NUL
ESC FF NUL
ESC C
ESC e C
ESC FF
Left end
1 , 2, 3, ... , 41 COLM
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Top
margin
1 , 2, 3, ... , 10 LINE
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Language USA, UK, GERMAN, FRENCH,
ITALIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH,
FINNISH, DANISH1, DANISH2,
NORWEGN, PAGE437, PAGE850,
PAGE860, PAGE863, PAGE865
ISO8859, ECMA94
Uncontrollable
by commands
but
controllable in
online setup
mode
Command
Sets
PG852, PG852-T, PG855, PG866,
HUNGARY, HUNG-T, SOLV,
SOLV-T, POLISH, POLSH-T,
MAZOWIA, MAZOW-T, LATIN7,
LATIN2, LATN2-T, KAMENIC,
KAMEN-T, TURKY, TURKY-T,
CYRILIC, IBM437, IBM851, ELOT928,
PG-DHN, LATIN-P, ISO-LTN,
LITHUA1, LITHUA2, MIK, MACEDON,
ABG, ABY, PG-MAC, ELOT927,
DEC-GR, GREEK 11, PG862, HBR-OLD,
HBR-DEC, ISO-TUK
ESC R
ESC e C
Underline: Factory default
(
): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Character SET 1, SET2
set
Command
ESC7
ESC6
Perforation skip
SKIP, NO-SKIP
ESC N (ESC O)
Paper
width
Controllable in
8.0 IN, 11.0 IN, 11.4 IN, 13.6 IN
(8.0 IN is default for 80-column printer, online setup
and 13.6 IN is default for 136-column
mode
printer.)
Zero font NO-SLSH, SLASH
Controllable in
online setup
mode
DC3
ENABLE, DISABLE
Controllable in
online setup
mode
CR code
CR-ONLY, CR & LF
ESC e r
LF code
LF-ONLY, LF & CR
ESC e l
Right
WRAP, OVR-PRT
end wrap
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Paper-out CNTONLY, DETECT, IGNORE
ESC 9 (ESC 8)
Print
direction
ESC U
BI-DIR, UNI-DIR
Underline: Factory default
(
): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS
IBM PROPRINTER XL24E
EMULATION
This section describes the printer commands for the IBM Proprinter
XL24E emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate
extended commands that are not supported by the original printer.
Function
Command
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
One-line double-width characters on
One-line double-width characters off
Double-width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height/double-width characters
n1 = 4, n2 = 0, m1 = 0, m2 = 0
m3 controls character height and line
spacing:
m3
Height
Spacing
0
1
2
16
17
18
32
33
34
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Unchanged
Unchanged
Single
Single
Single
Double
Double
Double
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
SO or ESC SO
DC4
ESC W (n)
ESC [ @ (n1) (n2)
(m1) ... (m4)
m4 controls character width:
0
1
2
Command
Sets
m4
Width
Unchanged
Normal
Double
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C
(IBM XL24E)
PLUS)
Function
Command
Condensed characters on
Condensed and elite characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Overline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Elite characters on
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Vertical Control
Line feed
Form feed
Advance paper n/216 inch (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Advance paper n/180 inch (in AG mode)
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to 1/8 lines
Set line spacing to 7/72 inch
Set line spacing to n/216 inch
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (in AG mode)
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Preset line spacing to n/72 inch
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Preset line spacing to n/60 inch (in AG mode)
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch or to the value
preset by line spacing command ESC A (n)
SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC - (n)
ESC (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC :
ESC P (n)
LF
FF
ESC J (n)
ESC J (n)
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 3 (n)
ESC 3 (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC 2
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
Change graphics line spacing base to
1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3)
m1 = 4, m2 = 0
0 ≤ t1 ≤ 255, 0 ≤ t2 ≤ 255, t3 = 0
t4 = 180 or 216
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
Set horizontal tabs
The values of n1to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the print columns
(at the current character width) at which
tabs are to be set. (1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 28)
Clear all horizontal tabs
Move print position right by n/120 inch
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 × 256)
Vertical tab execution
Set vertical tabs
The values of n1to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the lines (at the
current line spacing) at which tabs are to be
set. (1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤␣ 64)
Clear all vertical tabs
Reset tabs to default values
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HT
ESC D (n1) ...
(nk) NUL
ESC D NUL
ESC d (n1) (n2)
VT
ESC B (n1)...
(nk) NUL
ESC B NUL
ESC R
ESC X (n) (m)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC 4
Command
Sets
Page Formatting
Set left margin at column n and right
margin at column m (0 ≤ n, m ≤ 255)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set page length to n inches (1 ≤ n ≤ 22)
Set top of form
ESC [ \ (m1) (m2)
(t1) ... (t4)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C
(IBM XL24E)
PLUS)
Function
Command
Color Selection*
Select print color*
n = 0: Black
1: Magenta (red)
2: Cyan (blue)
3: Violet
4: Yellow
5: Orange
6: Green
ESC r (n)
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Select character set 2
Print n1 + n2 × 256 characters from allcharacter set
(chars.: codes of characters to print,
0 ≤ chars. ≤ 255)
Print a character from all-character set
(char.: a code of character to print,
0 ≤ char. ≤ 255)
Select code page table n
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 × 256)
c1
c2
Code page ID
0
1
3
3
3
3
0
181
82
92
95
97
Ignore command
Code page 437
Code page 850
Code page 860
Code page 863
Code page 865
Clear input buffer
Select printer
Deselect printer (ignore input)
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC \ (n1) (n2)
(chars.)
ESC ^ (char.)
ESC [ T (n1) (n2)
0 0 (c1) (c2)
CAN
DC1
ESC Q #
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
Downloading
Select resident or downloaded font
Ex. n = 0: Resident Draft
2: Resident Courier
4: Downloaded Draft
6: Downloaded Courier
Create download font
Bit Image Graphics
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
High-resolution graphics
Select graphics mode (in AG mode only)
Cut Sheet Feeder Control*
Feed a sheet from bin 1*
Feed a sheet from bin 2*
Feed a sheet from bin 3*
Eject a page from the printer*
Select bin 1 for following pages*
Select bin 2 for following pages*
Select bin 3 for following pages*
Eject sheet at end of current page*
Change bins at next page*
Cut sheet feed selection*
Select default settings
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ESC = (n1) (n2)
ID (m1) (m2) (data)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC [ g (n1) (n2)
(m) (data)
ESC * (m) (c1) (c2)
(data)
ESC EM 1
ESC EM 2
ESC EM E
ESC EM R
//1//
//2//
//E//
//R//
//C//
//S//
BEL
ESC U (n)
Command
Sets
Miscellaneous
Sound the bell
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Add a carriage return to all line feeds
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Printer offline
Enter online setup mode*
ESC I (n)
ESC 5 (n)
ESC j
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
ESC [ K (n1) (n2)
(i) (ID) (p1) (p2)
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COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2)
(DPL24C PLUS)
EPSON ESC/P2
EMULATION
This section describes the printer commands for the Epson ESC/P2
emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended
commands that are not supported by the original printer.
Function
Command
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
Italic printing on
Italic printing off
Select character style
n = 0: Normal
1: Outlined
2: Shaded
3: Outlined and shadowed
One-line double-width characters on
One-line double-width characters off
Double-width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Condensed characters on
Condensed characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Underline on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC q (n)
SO or ESC SO
DC4
ESC W (n)
ESC w (n)
SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC - (n)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
Select line
n1 = 3, n2 = 0, d1 = 1
d2 = 0: Ignore command
1: Underline
2: Strike through
3: Overscore
d3␣ = 0 or 4: Cancel line selection
1: Single line
2 or 3: Double line
5: Single-dotted line
6 or 7: Double-dotted line
Select printing style
This command allows you to combine
various printing styles. The value
of n is the sum of the values of the
styles you want to combine.
n = 0: Pica pitch
1: Elite pitch
2: Proportional spacing
4: Condensed
8: Shadow
16: Bold
32: Double-width
64: Italics
128: Underline
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ESC ! (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC M
ESC P
ESC g
ESC p (n)
Command
Sets
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Set elite pitch
Set pica pitch
Set 15 CPI
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Set inter-character space to n/120 inch (for
draft) or n/180 inch (for letter and
proportional) (0 ≤ n ≤ 127)
ESC ( - (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2) (d3)
ESC SP (n)
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COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2)
(DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Command
Set character pitch to (n1 + n2 × 256)/360 inch
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 4)
Select character pitch (specify unit o pitch)
n1 = 1, n2 = 0
d = 10 to 19: 10/3600 inch = 1/360 inch
d = 20 to 29: 20/3600 inch = 1/180 inch
d = 30 to 39: 30/3600 inch = 1/120 inch
d = 40 to 49: 40/3600 inch = 1/90 inch
d = 50 to 59: 50/3600 inch = 1/72 inch
d = 60 to 69: 60/3600 inch = 1/60 inch
Vertical Control
Line feed
Form feed
Advance paper n/180 inch (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to 1/8 inch
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to n/60 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch
Set line spacing to n/360 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
Set horizontal tabs
The values of n1to nk in this
command are the ASCII values of the
print columns (at the current character
width) at which tabs are to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 32)
Move print position n/60(*1) inch right from
left margin (n = n1 + n2 × 256)
Move print position n/120(*1) inch (for draft)
or n/180(*1) inch (for letter) left or right
from the current position
(n = n1 + n2 × 256)
Vertical tab execution
*1
ESC c (n1) (n2)
ESC ( U (n1) (n2) (d)
LF
FF
ESC J (n)
ESC 0
ESC 3 (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC 2
ESC + (n)
HT
ESC D
(n1) ... (nk) NUL
ESC $ (n1) (n2)
ESC \ (n1) (n2)
VT
This pitch is the default, but can be changed by the ESC ( U
command beforehand.
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Function
Set vertical tabs
The values of n1to nk in this
command are the ASCII values of the
lines (at the current line spacing)
at which tabs are to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 16)
Move to dot line (d1 + d2 × 256)/360(*1) inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 ≤ d1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ d2 ≤ 127)
Vertical relative move by (d1 + d2 × 256)/360(*1)
inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 ≤ d1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ d2 ≤ 127)
–32768 ≤ d1 + d2 × 256 ≤ 32768
*1
ESC ( V (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
ESC ( v (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
ESC Q (n)
ESC l (n)
ESC ( c (n1) (n2)
(t1) (t2) (b1) (b2)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC ( C (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
This pitch is the default, but can be changed by the ESC ( U
command beforehand.
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ESC B (n1) ...
(nk) NUL
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Command
Sets
Page Formatting
Set right margin to column n
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set left margin to column n
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set top and bottom margins from top of page
n1 = 4, n2 = 0
• Top margin =(t1 + t2 × 256)/360(*1) inch
(0 ≤ t1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ t2 ≤ 127)
• Bottom margin␣ =(b1 + b2 × 256)/360(*1) inch
(0 ≤ b1 ≤ 255)
(0 ≤ b2 ≤ 127)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines (1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set page length to n inches (1 ≤ n ≤ 22)
Set page length to (d1 + d2 × 256)/360(*1) inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 ≤ d1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ d2 ≤ 127)
Command
COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2)
(DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Color Selection
Select print color
n = 0: Black
1: Magenta (red)
2: Cyan (blue)
3: Violet
4: Yellow
5: Orange
6: Green
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Select character set 2
Select character set table
n = 0: Italics character set
1: Graphics character set
2: Downloaded character set
3: Graphics character set
Select international character set
n = 0: USA
1: France
2: Germany
3: United Kingdom
4: Denmark 1
5: Sweden
6: Italy
7: Spanish 1
8: Japan
9: Norway
10: Denmark 2
11: Spanish 2
12: Latin America
13: Korea
64: Legal
Command
ESC r (n)
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC t (n)
ESC R (n)
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Function
Command
Assign a character set to active character set
number 0 to 3
n1= 3, n2 = 0
d1 = 0: Active character set number 0
1: Active character set number 1
2: Active character set number 2
3: Active character set number 3
d2 = 0: Italic
1: PC 437 (USA)
3: PC 850 (Multilingual)
7: PC 860 (Portugal)
8: PC 863 (Canada-French)
9: PC 865 (Norway)
d3 = 0
Print n1 + n2 × 256 characters from allcharacter set
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 127)
(0 ≤ n1 + n2 × 256 ≤ 255)
(0 ≤ character codes ≤ 254)
Clear input buffer
Delete a character
Force most significant bit to 1
Force most significant bit to 0
Cancel control over most significant bit
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ESC ( ^ (n1) (n2)
(character codes)
CAN
DEL
ESC >
ESC =
ESC #
ESC % (n)
ESC x (n)
Command
Sets
Font Selection and Downloading
Select font
n = 0: Resident character set
1: Downloaded character set
Select letter or draft quality
n = 0: Draft
1: Letter
ESC ( t (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2) (d3)
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Function
Command
Select type style
•Bitmap font:
n = 0: Courier
1: Courier
2: Courier
3: Prestige
4: Courier
5: OCR-B
6: OCR-A
7: Courier
8: Courier
9: Courier
•Scalable font:
n = 0: Timeless
1: Nimbus Sans ®
2: Courier
3: Timeless
4: Timeless
5: Timeless
6: Timeless
7: Timeless
8: Timeless
9: Timeless
Set scalable font mode
• m sets character pitch.
m = 0: Keep previous pitch
1: Set proportional space mode
m ≥ 5: Select character pitch
(m/360 inch)
(Reset proportional space mode)
• n1 and n2 set point size of font.
Point size = (n1 + n2 × 256) × 0.5 point
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 127)
Copy resident character set to download area
Create download font
ESC k (n)
ESC X m (n1) (n2)
ESC : NUL (n) (s)
ESC & NUL (n1) (n2)
(d0) (d1) (d2) (data)
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Function
Command
Bit Image Graphics
Graphics type m graphics
Bit image mode definition
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
Select raster image graphics
n1 = 1, n2 = 0
d = 1: Raster image graphics mode
Print raster image graphics
Cut Sheet Feeder Control
Feed a sheet from bin 1
Feed a sheet from bin 2
Feed a sheet from bin 3 *
Eject a page from the printer
Select bin 1 for following pages *
Select bin 2 for following pages *
Select bin 3 for following pages *
Eject sheet at end of current page *
Change bins at next page *
Cut sheet feed selection *
ESC . (c) (v) (h) (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
ESC EM 1
ESC EM 2
ESC EM E
ESC EM R
//1//
//2//
//E//
//R//
//C//
//S//
BEL
ESC <
ESC U (n)
ESC @
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
Command
Sets
Miscellaneous
Sound the bell
Move print head to home position
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Initialize printer
Enter online setup mode *
ESC * (m) (n1) (n2)
(data)
ESC ? (s) (n)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC ( G (n1) (n2) (d)
* Indicates extended commands not supported by the original
printer.
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D
This printer can communicate with a computer
through either a Centronics parallel interface or
an RS-232C serial interface. You can specify the interface selection
mode so that the printer uses either interface or it can automatically
select the interface from which it first receives data.
This appendix provides information you may need for wiring your
own interface cables or for programming computer-to-printer communications. Most users do not need the information in this appendix. To
simply connect your printer to your computer, follow the instructions
in Chapter 2.
PARALLEL INTERFACE
This parallel interface can operate in the following two modes:
• Unidirectional (forward channel) mode or conventional mode:
This printer supports a conventional Centronics interface.
• Bidirectional (forward/reverse channel) mode or nibble mode:
This printer supports a bidirectional communication per Nibble
mode of the IEEE 1284 Standard.
The cable connector at the printer side should be a shielded,
Amphenol DDK 57FE-30360 or equivalent.
The connector pin assignments are given in the following tables by
modes. In the tables:
• “Input” denotes a signal from the computer to the printer.
• “Output” denotes a signal from the printer to the computer.
• The return lines specified in the second column represent
twisted pairs, with one side connected to signal ground.
• The standard signal levels are 0.0 to +0.4 V (low), and +2.4 to
+5.0 V (high).
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Interface
INTERFACE INFORMATION
INTERFACE INFORMATION
Compatible Mode
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
1
2–9
19
Signal
name
Data Strobe
(DSTB)
20--27 Data 1 to 8
Direction
Description
Input
This signal is a strobe pulse
for reading data (Data 1 to 8).
The printer reads data when
this signal is low. The pulse
width must be 1 µs or more at
the receiving terminal.
Input
Data 8 (pin 9) is the most
significant bit; however, this
pin is not used in 7-bit ASCII
communications.
Logical 1 signals must go high
at least 1 µs before the falling
edge of the Data Strobe signal
and must stay high for at least
1 µs after the rising edge.
10
28
Acknowledge Output This pulse signal indicates
(ACK)
that the printer has received
data and is ready to accept the
next set of data.
This signal is also sent when
the printer is switched from
offline to online.
11
29
Busy
Output Data cannot be received when
this signal is high. This signal
is high during data entry,
when the printer is offline,
when the buffer is full, or
when an error occurs.
12
30
Paper Empty
(PE)
Output This signal is high when the
printer is out of paper.
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Signal
name
Direction
13
–
Select
(SLCT)
14
–
Auto Feed XT Input
15
–
16
–
17
Description
Output This signal is high when the
printer is online.
–
Not used
–
No connection
Signal Ground
–
Logic ground level (0 V)
–
Frame Ground
–
Printer chassis ground line.
FG and SG are connected.
18
–
+5V
19–
30
–
Signal Ground
31
–
Input Prime
(INPRM)
Input
32
–
Fault
Output This signal is low when the
printer is offline, paper is out,
or when there is a printer
error.
33
–
Signal Ground
–
Logic ground level (0 V)
34
–
–
–
No connection
35
–
+5 VR
Output Pulled up to +5 V through a
3.3 kΩ resistor
36
–
SLCT-IN
Input
Output +5 V source (up to 300 mA)
–
Twisted pair return lines
If this signal is low for more
than 50 µs, the printer is reset
to the initial condition and is
placed online.
Not used
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Nibble Mode
Pin numbers 2 to 9, 15 to 31, and 33 to 35 are the same as the conventional mode.
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
Signal
name
Direction
Description
1
19
Host Clock
Input
This signal is set high when
the host requests the reverse
data transfer phase (nibble
mode).
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Printer Clock
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal goes high when
data being sent to the host is
established.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is set low then
goes high to interrupt the
host, indicating that data is
available.
11
29
Printer Busy
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
Data bit 3, data bit 7, then
forward path (host to printer)
busy status
12
30
Ack Data Req Output Reverse data transfer phase:
Data bit 2, then data bit 6
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is set high until the
host requests data and, after
that, follows the Data Available
signal.
13
–
X Flag
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
Data bit 1, then data bit 5
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Signal
name
Direction
Input
Description
14
–
Host Busy
32
–
Data Available Output Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal is set low when the
printer is ready to send data
to the host. During the data
transfer, it is used as data bit 0
(LSB), then data bit 4.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is used to indicate
that data is available.
36
–
1284 Active
Input
Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal is set low when the
host can receive data, and
goes high when the host has
received data. Following a
reverse data transfer, the
interface enters the reverse
idle phase when the Host
Busy signal goes low and the
printer has no data.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal goes high when
the Printer Clock signal goes
low so that the interface reenters the reverse data
transfer phase. If it goes high
with the 1284 Active signal
low, the 1284 idle phase is
aborted and the interface
returns to the compatibility
mode.
This signal goes high to cause
the printer to enter the reverse
data transfer phase (nibble
mode).
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Data Transmission Timing
In unidirectional mode (conventional Centronics interface), this
printer guarantees the received data when the Data and Data Strobe
signals from the computer have the following timing with respect to
the Busy and Acknowledge signals from the printer.
Data 1 to Data 8
Data Strobe
BUSY
Acknowledge
➤
➤
➤
T3
➤
T5
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
T4
T1 T2
T6
➤
➤
T1, T2, T3 > 1 µs
T4 < 1 µs
0 µs < T5 < 3 µs
2 µs < T6 < 6 µs
In bidirectional mode (nibblemode), this printer can send data to the
computer. Data is sent in units of four bits (nibble) using four output
signal lines as data paths. The following outlines one byte of data sent
during reverse data transfer phase in nibble mode.
1284 Active
(from CPU)
Data Available (*)
Data bit 0
Data bit 4
X Flag
Data bit 1
Data bit 5
Ack Data Req
Data bit 2
Data bit 6
Printer Busy
Data bit 3
Data bit 7
Printer Clock
Host Busy
(from CPU)
* Data Available is assigned for the cable.
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INTERFACE INFORMATION
RS-232C is the standard serial interface for data terminal equipment.
The cable connector at the printer side should be a D-subminiature
Cannon or Cinch DB-25P male connector or equivalent that conforms
to EIA standards.
The table that follows shows the pin assignments commonly used by
most computers. In the table:
• “Input” denotes a signal from the computer to the printer.
• “Output” denotes a signal from the printer to the computer.
• The signal level for mark state (logical 1) is -3 V or lower; for
space state (logical 0), it is +3 V or higher.
Pin Signal
No. Name
Direction
–
Description
1
FG
Frame Ground
2
TD
3
RD
4
RTS
Output Request To Send. Spaces are sent when the
printer is ready to transmit data.
5
CTS
Input
Clear To Send. Spaces are sent when the
computer is ready to receive data.
6
DSR
Input
Data Set Ready. Spaces are sent when the
computer has been powered on and is ready
to receive or transmit data.
7
SG
–
8
CD
Input
11
RC
Output Reverse Channel. This signal is used instead
of the DTR signal in the RC protocol. Spaces
are sent when the printer is ready to receive
or transmit data.
20
DTR
Output Data Terminal Ready. Spaces are sent when
the printer has been powered on and is ready
to receive or transmit data.
Output Transmitted Data. This pin carries information from the printer to the computer.
Input
Received Data. This pin carries information
from the computer to the printer.
Signal Ground (common return)
Carrier Detect. Spaces are sent when the
computer allows the printer to receive data.
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SERIAL INTERFACE
INTERFACE INFORMATION
Serial Options
The serial options for the computer and the printer must match. Use
the printer control panel, the computer operating system, or your
software to change options specified as “selectable.”
Transmission mode: Asynchronous, full duplex, or half duplex
(selectable)
Speed:
150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, or 19200
baud (selectable)
Data bits:
7 or 8 bits (selectable)
Parity bit:
Odd, even, mark, space, or none (selectable)
Start bit:
1 bit
Stop bit:
1 or 2 bits (selectable)
Protocol:
XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3), DTR (Data Terminal
Ready), or RC (Reverse Channel) (selectable)
Buffer size:
256, 2K, 8K, 24K, 32K, 96K, or 128K bytes
(selectable)
Cable Wiring
This printer allows two types of serial communication control: DSRenabled and DSR-disabled. The type of control required is determined
by your computer requirements. The type of control also affects the
way the interface cable is wired. To determine whether you need DSRenabled control or DSR-disabled control, use the printer HARDWRE
function (see Chapter 5).
DSR-disabled control offers simpler cabling and communication than
does DSR-enabled control. DSR-disabled control can be used to
interface with an IBM PC and most other personal computers. With
DSR-disabled control, the input control signals DSR, CTS, and CD are
always considered high, regardless of their actual states. Therefore, no
wire connection for these pins is required. The following figure shows
the wiring required for connection to an IBM PC.
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TD
RD
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
q
(Pin 2)
(Pin 3)
(Pin 6)
(Pin 20)
(Pin 4)
(Pin 5)
(Pin 8)
(Pin 7)
w
#
#
#
#
#
Interface
Host
Printer
TD
RD
DSR
DTR (RC)
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
# indicates an open wire.
Wire q is unnecessary for the DTR (or RC) protocol.
Some computers may not require wire w.
DSR-enabled control enables communication using an RS-232C
interface. The CTS and DSR input control signals are enabled; CD is
ignored. DSR must be high when the printer receives data. If the
printer has data to be transmitted to the computer, the printer transmits the data when both DSR and CTS are high.
When using DSR-enabled control, use a straight-through cable to
connect to a DCE (data communications equipment) device. Use a
null-modem cable to connect to a DTE (data terminal equipment)
device, as shown below.
Host (DTE)
TD
RD
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
(Pin 2)
(Pin 3)
(Pin 6)
(Pin 20)
(Pin 4)
(Pin 5)
(Pin 8)
(Pin 7)
TD
RD
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
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Serial Protocols
A protocol is a set of instructions that control the way data is transmitted between devices such as a computer and printer. The protocol
ensures that the computer does not send information to the printer
faster than the information can be processed. By telling the computer
when the printer can receive data, the protocol prevents the printer’s
buffer from overflowing.
This printer offers a choice of four different protocols for connection to
a variety of computers: XON/XOFF, DTR, and RC. If you computer
documentation does not recommend a particular protocol, try DTR.
The following table describes the three protocols.
Protocol
Description
XON/XOFF
(DC1/DC3)
When the printer is ready to receive data, it sends the
XON (DC1) code (hex 11). When fewer than 255 bytes
of space remain in the buffer (or when the printer is
taken offline), the printer sends the XOFF (DC3) code
(hex 13). (When the input buffer is configured for 256
bytes, the buffer limit is reduced from 255 bytes to 63
bytes.) The computer must stop transmitting data
within 255 (63) characters of receiving the XOFF code,
or information may be lost. If paper runs out, the
printer sends an NAK code (hex 15).
DTR
DTR is a hardware protocol; that is, the DTR signal on
interface cable pin 20 is used to control the flow of
data rather than transmission of a character code.
When the printer is ready to receive data, pin 20 is
high. When fewer than 255 (63) bytes of space remain
in the buffer (or when the printer is taken offline), pin
20 is low. The computer must stop transmitting data
within 255 (63) characters of DTR being low, or
information may be lost.
RC
The RC protocol is the same as the DTR protocol,
except that the Reverse Channel signal (pin 11) is used
instead of the Data Terminal Ready signal (pin 20).
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CHARACTER SETS
Below are character sets 1 and 2 of Code Page 437,
available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and
the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Characters
enclosed in boxes differ for sets 1 and 2.
Characters in set 2 also vary with the national character set.
Code Page 437 is for the USA character set.
Character
Sets
CHARACTER SETS 1
and 2
(DPL24C PLUS and
IBM␣ XL24E Emulation)
Code Page 437 Character Set 1
Code Page 437 Character Set 2
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CHARACTER SETS
ITALIC AND GRAPHICS
CHARACTER SETS (ESC/P2
EMULATION)
The following shows character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2
emulation. Characters differ in codes 128 to 255 (hex 80 to FF).
Italic Character Set
Graphics Character Set 1
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Graphics Character Set 2
Character
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CHARACTER SETS
NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS (ALL EMULATIONS)
Below are the 50 national character sets available for all emulations of
this printer. These character sets support different characters and
symbols specific to different languages. Note that these tables are for
Courier 10, a resident font, and that some national character sets do
not have some characters and symbols whose use depends on resident
fonts. For details, see the table at the end of this appendix.
PAGE437/USA (Code Page 437/USA)
UK (British English)
GERMAN (German)
SWEDISH (Swedish)
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CHARACTER SETS
PAGE850 (Code Page 850(Multilingual))
PAGE852/PG852-T (Code Page 852)
PAGE855 (Code Page 855)
Character
Sets
ISO8859/ECMA94 (ISO 8859-1/ECMA94)
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CHARACTER SETS
PAGE860 (Code Page 860(Portugal))
PAGE863 (Code Page 863 (Canada-French))
PAGE865 (Code Page 865(Nordic))
PAGE866 (Code Page 866(Cyrillic))
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CHARACTER SETS
SLOV/SLOV-T (Slovenian)
POLISH/POLSH-T (Polish)
MAZOWIA/MAZOW-T (Mazowian)
Character
Sets
HUNGARY/HUNG-T (Hungarian)
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CHARACTER SETS
LATIN2/LATN2-T (Latin2)
KAMENIC/KAMEN-T (Kamenicky)
TURKY/TURKY-T (Turkish)
CYRILIC (Cyrillic)
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CHARACTER SETS
IBM851 (IBM 851)
ELOT928 (ELOT 928)
PG-DHN (Code Page DHN)
Character
Sets
IBM437 (IBM 437)
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CHARACTER SETS
LATIN-P (Latin Polish)
ISO-LTN (ISO Latin)
LITHUA1 (Lithuanian 1)
LITHUA2 (Lithuanian 2)
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MACEDON (Macedonian)
ABG
ABY
Character
Sets
MIK
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CHARACTER SETS
PG-MAC
ELOT927
DECGR
GREEK 11
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HBR OLD
HBR DEC
ISO-TUK
Character
Sets
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CHARACTER SETS
NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS (DPL24C PLUS AND
IBM XL24E EMULATION)
The following character sets differ from those of Code Page 437 (USA),
available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter
XL24E emulation.
FRENCH (French)
ITALIAN (Italian)
SPANISH (Spanish)
FINNISH (Finnish)
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CHARACTER SETS
DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian)
DANISH2 (Danish2)
Character
Sets
NATIONAL CHARACTER SETS
(ESC/P2 EMULATION)
The following character sets differ from the graphics character sets
available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation.
DANISH1 (Danish1)
SPANSH1 (Spanish1)
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ITALIAN (Italian)
SPANSH2 (Spanish2)
JAPAN (Japanese)
LATIN A (Latin American)
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FRENCH (French)
DANISH2 (Danish2)
KOREA (Korea)
Character
Sets
NORWEGN (Norwegian)
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CHARACTER SETS
LEGAL (Legal)
NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS AND SUPPORTED
RESIDENT FONTS (ALL
EMULATIONS)
In all emulations, this printer supports 50 national character sets for
characters and symbols specific to different languages. Some national
character sets, however, do not have some characters and symbols and
may not be usable, depending on resident fonts. The following tables
show which of the resident fonts are supported for each national
character set:
National
character set
Name in
setup menu
USA *
USA
United Kingdom UK
German
GERMAN
*
**
***
√:
OCR-A
OCR-B
H-draft***
Correspondence
Nimbus Sans **
Timeless **
Courier scalable**
Pica 10
Bold PS
Draft
Compress
Elite 12
Courier 10
Resident font
√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
(Continued on the next page)
USA is the same as Code Page 437.
These are scalable and provided with upright, italic, and bold as
resident fonts.
H-draft stands for high-speed draft.
Supported
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CHARACTER SETS
Swedish
ISO 8859-1
ECMA94
Code Page 437 *
Code Page 850
Code Page 852
Code two-pass
Code Page 855
Code Page 860
Code Page 863
Code Page 865
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Character
Sets
National
character set
OCR-A
OCR-B
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Correspondence
Nimbus Sans **
Timeless **
Courier scalable**
Pica 10
Bold PS
Draft
Compress
Elite 12
Courier 10
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CHARACTER SETS
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character set
Kamenicky
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Turkish
Turkish two-pass
Cyrillic
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IBM 851
ELOT 928
Code Page DHN
Latin Polish
ISO Latin
Lithuanian 1
Lithuanian 2
MIK
Macedonian
ABG
ABY
Code Page MAC
ELOT927
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Greek 11
Code Page 862
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Hebrew DEC
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RESIDENT FONTS
This appendix provides print samples of
the printer's nineteen resident fonts.
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COURIER 10
PRESTIGE ELITE 12
Fonts
DRAFT 12
COMPRESSED
PICA 10
CORRESPONDENCE 10
HIGH-SPEED DRAFT 12
BOLDFACE PS
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RESIDENT FONTS
COURIER (SCALABLE)
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Bold
Italic
NIMBUS SANS ® (SCALABLE)
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Italic
TIMELESS (SCALABLE)
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
A standard paper size used in Japan and other countries.
Paper is 210 × 295 mm (8.25 × 11.6 inches).
Application software
Software programs that perform tasks on a computer. Such
programs include word processing, database management,
and accounting, for example.
ASCII
The acronym for American National Standard Code for
Information Interchange. ASCII is a set of 256 codes
(numbered 0 to 255) used to communicate information
between a computer and another device such as a printer.
Baud rate
The speed, in bits per second, at which data is transmitted to a
device such as a printer. Baud rates apply to serial data only.
1200 baud equals approximately 120 characters per second.
Bidirectional printing
Alternate printing of lines from left to right and right to left.
Bidirectional printing is faster than unidirectional printing
because there are no carriage returns.
Bit
The smallest unit of information in computer memory. A bit is
a single digit, either a 1 or a 0, in the binary numbering system.
Eight bits equal one byte.
Bottom feed
Paper feeding through a slot at the bottom of the printer. The
forms tractor unit, which must be installed on the top of the
printer, pulls paper through the printer. The desk or printer
rack, on which the printer sits, must have also a paper feed
slot.
Buffer
A storage area for data in the printer or computer. The
printer’s buffer consists of a print buffer and a download
buffer. The print buffer holds data to be printed. The
download buffer holds downloaded data such as download
(soft) fonts.
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A4 size
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Byte
A byte consists of eight bits that constitute one symbol. A
byte represents a single character, such as number, letter, or
special control character.
Carriage return (CR)
The return of the print head carriage to the beginning of the
next line.
Centronics interface
A type of parallel interface. See Parallel interface.
Column
A vertical section on a printed page. M3389A/B can print 136column pages and M3388A/B can print 80-column pages at 10pitch (10 characters per inch).
Command set
A set of print and format commands used to control the
printer. Each printer has its own resident command sets
embedded in the printer firmware. These command sets are
actuated by codes sent from the host computer.
Condensed print
Print that uses “condensed” characters. Condensed characters
are narrower than regular characters. Using condensed print
increases the number of characters per line.
Continuous forms
Connected, fan-folded sheets of paper that are fed into the
printer using forms tractors. The fan-folded sheets are
separated by tearing them at their perforations.
Control panel
A panel containing the printer indicators and buttons. The
control panel is used to control printer operations, such as
loading paper, selecting print features, and changing setup
options.
cpi
Characters per horizontal inch. Also referred to as pitch. For
example, 12-pitch means 12 cpi.
cps
Characters per second.
Cut sheets
See Single sheets.
Cut sheet feeder
An option that replaces the cut sheet stand. The cut sheet
feeder allows automatic loading from a stack of paper.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Settings selected automatically by the printer when power is
turned on. Enter setup mode to change the defaults to ensure
compatibility with your system hardware and software.
Dot matrix
The grid used to print characters on a dot matrix printer. Each
dot corresponds to a wire in the print head.
Downloading
Transferring soft fonts from the computer to the printer’s
memory. Downloading allows you to use fonts not resident in
the computer.
dpi
Dots per inch.
Emulation
A command set that allows one printer to print like another
printer. This printer has three resident emulations: Fujitsu
DPL24C PLUS (native command set), IBM proprinter XL24E,
and Epson ESC/P2.
Font
A complete set of printable characters having the same size
and style. For example, Courier 10 and Prestige Elite 12 are
commonly used fonts.
Form feed (FF)
A signal to the printer to advance the paper forward one page.
Form feeds can be executed either by your software or by
holding down the LF/FF button on the printer control panel.
Graphics printing
Controlling the print head wires (dots) individually to produce
a picture or an image on the page.
Hexadecimal
A base-16 numbering system (also commonly referred to as
hex numbers). Since a base-16 system requires 16 digits,
numbers 0 through 9 and letters A through F are used.
Expressing binary numbers in hexadecimal uses fewer digits.
Hex dump
A hexadecimal printout of control codes and data. Hex dumps
are used to debug computer programs and to troubleshoot
printer malfunctions. To print a hex dump on the printer, use
the HEX-DUMP function in setup mode.
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Defaults
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Interface
A connection that allows communication from one part of a
system to another. For example, electrical signals are
transferred between the computer and printer over an interface
cable.
K byte
Kilobyte. 1K byte equals 1024 bytes.
Letter size
A standard paper size used in the United States and other
countries. Paper is 8-1/2 × 11 inches (215.9 × 279.4 mm).
Line feed (LF)
A signal to the printer that advances the paper forward one
line. Line feeds can be executed either by your software or by
pressing the LF/FF button on the printer control panel.
Line spacing
The vertical spacing between lines, measured in lines per inch.
lpi
Lines per inch. Used to measure line spacing.
Monospacing
Character spacing in which each printed character has the
same width. Also called fixed pitch, monospacing is the
opposite of proportional spacing. Typewriter or computerprinted text is typically monospaced.
Nonresident font
Fonts not present (resident) in the printer’s permanent
memory. Soft fonts and fonts on font cards are examples of
nonresident fonts.
Normal mode
One of the printer’s two operating modes. In normal mode,
the control panel can be used to perform everyday printer
operations, such as loading and unloading paper, feeding
paper, and selecting print features. See also Setup mode.
Offline
When the printer is offline, it receives commands from the
printer control panel rather than from the computer. “Offline”
indicates that the printer is not “online” with the computer.
Online
When the printer is online, it is ready to receive or is receiving
commands from the computer. The printer must be online to
print.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
A standard computer interface. Information is transferred
between devices over separate wires, allowing all of the bits
that make up the character to be transmitted simultaneously
(in parallel).
Park position
The position in which continuous forms paper is retracted or
“parked” on the rear forms tractors. When continuous forms
paper is loaded, it moves forward from the park position to the
platen.
Permanent memory
Memory that retains information even when power is turned
off. The printer’s permanent memory retains the default
settings specified using the printer setup mode.
Pitch
Characters per horizontal inch (cpi).
Platen
A hard rubber cylinder that moves paper forward during
printing.
Proportional spacing
Character spacing in which wide characters occupy more
space than do narrow characters. For example, characters such
as “W” or “M”occupy more horizontal space than do
characters such as “i” or “l.” Many soft fonts are
proportionally spaced. Sometimes designated PS, proportional
spacing is the opposite of monospacing.
Protocol
A set of instructions that control how data is transmitted
between devices such as a computer and printer.
Rear feed
In rear feed, paper is fed from the rear of the printer. The
forms tractor unit must be installed at the rear of the printer.
The forms tractor unit pushes paper into the printer.
Resident fonts
Fonts present (resident) in the printer’s permanent memory.
For this printer, the resident fonts are Courier 10, Prestige Elite
12, Pica 10, OCR-B 10, OSR-A 10, Boldface PS, Compressed
font, Correspondence, Draft, and High-speed Draft. Unlike
soft fonts, resident fonts can always be accessed.
RS-232C interface
A type of serial interface. See Serial interface.
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Glossary
Parallel interface
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Self-test
A test that determines whether the printer is working correctly.
Test pages are printed to show print quality and verify
whether all characters print. The self-test only tests the printer.
It does not test how thecomputer works with the printer.
Separator
A printer cover that has bail rollers and the guide that leads
paper outside the printer.
Serial interface
A standard computer interface. Information is transferred
between devices over a single wire (although other wires are
used for control). A serial interface can use an interface cable
greater than 3 meters (10 feet). A long cable is often necessary
in networking environments, where the printer may be shared.
Setup mode
One of the printer’s two operating modes. In setup mode, the
controlpanel can be used to select the printer default settings,
such as print features, hardware options, and top-of-form.
Setup mode also provides some diagnostic functions. See also
Normal mode.
Shadow printing
Shadow printing prints characters twice for emphasis.
Characters printed the second time are shifted slightly to the
right.
Single sheets
Single sheets are sheets of paper, envelopes, and
noncontinuous multipart forms fed into the printer using the
cut sheet stand or optional cut sheet feeder. Single sheets are
also called cut sheets.
Soft fonts
Fonts downloaded from a disk to the printer memory. Soft
fonts are also referred to as downloaded fonts. Unlike resident
fonts, soft fonts are available only when in the printer memory.
Software
Programs that control the computer and printer to perform
specified tasks, such as word processing, database
management, and preparation of spreadsheets. Software is
sometimes referred to as application software.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Top margin
The total space at the top of the printed page. The top margin
is the sum of the top-of-form setting, the software-specified top
margin, and the printer’s TOP-MRG setting.
Top-of-form (TOF)
The logical top of the physical page, as “understood” by the
printer when loading paper. The default TOF settings are 1
inch (25.4 mm) for both cut sheets and continuous forms.
Tractor feed
A method for feeding continuous forms forward for printing.
Holes on the sides of the forms fit over sprockets on two
tractors located inside the printer. The forms are pulled for
bottom feeding and pushed for rear feeding.
Unidirectional printing
Printing is performed in one direction only, left to right.
Unidirectional printing is slower than bidirectional printing,
but the vertical alignment is more accurate. Unidirectional
printing is useful when precise vertical alignment is required,
as in ruled tables.
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INDEX
A
Adjustments
left margin ................................ 3-6, 3-10, 3-15
paper select lever ............................. 2-10, 3-3
paper thickness lever ...................... 2-10, 3-3
top-of-form ............................................... 5-35
AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode) ..... 5-24, 2-56
AREA OVER indicator ................................... 4-8
Area over detection ............................... 4-8, 2-41
ATTRIB .......................................................... 5-18
Attributes, font .............................................. 5-18
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B
C
Cables
parallel (Centronics) ....................... 2-19, D-1
serial (RS-232C) ............................... 2-19, D-6
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Bidirectional printing ................................... 5-30
Bold face ......................................................... 5-15
BUFFER .......................................................... 5-30
Buffer size ...................................................... 5-30
Buttons
FONT ........................................................... 4-2
LF/FF ................................................... 3-3, 4-2
LOAD ................................ 3-3, 3-7, 3-12, 3-21
LOCK ........................................................... 5-6
MENU .......................................................... 4-2
ONLINE ............................................ 2-23, 5-7
TEAR OFF ......................................... 3-3, 3-22
BUZZER ......................................................... 5-30
Carriage return (CR) .................................... 5-26
missing ........................................................ 7-3
Centronics (parallel) interface
cable connection ...................................... 2-20
specifications ............................................ D-1
Change ribbon cartridge ................................6-3
Character
enlargement .................................... 5-17, 5-18
height ........................................................ 5-18
pitch .......................................................... 5-17
sets ...................................................... 5-24, E-1
width ......................................................... 5-17
CHART-H ...................................................... 5-18
CHAR-W ........................................................ 5-17
CHR-SET ........................................................ 5-23
Cleaning ............................................................ 6-1
Clear print buffer .......................................... 4-10
COLOR ........................................................... 5-19
Color
kit, installing ............................................... 8-2
ribbon ................................................... 2-8, 6-5
selecting ........................................... 5-14, 5-19
Command sets, resident ................................ C-1
Compatible mode .......................................... D-2
Compressed font .......................................... 5-15
Condensed printing ..................................... 5-18
Continuous forms
loading ...................................................... 3-14
pull tractor .......................................... 3-17
push tractor ........................................ 3-14
placement ................................................. 3-13
tearing off ................................................. 3-22
unloading ................................................. 3-22
Control panel .................................. 2-10, 3-2, 4-2
Correspondence ............................................ 5-15
Courier 10 ...................................................... 5-15
INDEX
CR-CODE ....................................................... 5-25
CSFTYPE ........................................................ 5-32
Cursor, on print guide .......................... 2-24, 5-4
Cut sheet feeder
installing ......................................................8-1
loading ......................................................... 3-8
Cut sheet stand
installing ......................................................2-6
loading ............................................... 2-13, 3-5
Emulations
selecting .................................. 2-21, 5-12, 5-14
supported ................................................. 2-22
Entering setup mode ....................................... 5-2
Envelope adapter .................................. 3-27, 8-1
Envelopes, using ........................................... 3-27
Epson ESC/P2
commands ................................................ C-22
selecting ........................................... 2-21, 5-15
Exiting setup mode ...................................... 2-43
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F
DC1/DC3 commands .................................. 5-25
DC3-CDE ....................................................... 5-25
DEFAULT function ............................. 5-28, 2-46
Default settings
factory defaults ....................................... 5-11
resetting .............................................. 2-45
resetting MENU1 and MENU2 ....... 2-45
power-on defaults ...................................... 5-1
resetting .............................................. 2-45
Demo pattern ................................................ 2-18
Diagnostic functions ........................... 2-46, 7-11
Download buffer .......................................... 5-30
Downloaded (soft) fonts ...................... 4-1, 5-16
DPL24C PLUS
commands .................................................. C-1
factory defaults ....................................... C-14
selecting ........................................... 2-21, 5-15
DRAFT ........................................................... 5-16
DTR protocol ....................................... 5-32, D-10
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Ejecting single sheets .............. C-12, C-21, C-29
EMULATE ................................... 2-24, 5-12, 5-15
Factory settings (defaults) ........ 5-11, 2-45, C-14
Feeder type detection ............................. 3-8, 7-9
Feeding paper
form feed ........................................... 3-3, 3-23
line feed ............................................. 3-3, 3-23
problems ...................................................... 7-4
FONT ....................................................... 4-5, 5-15
Fonts
attributes .................................................. 5-18
indicators ..................................................... 4-5
selecting .................................................... 5-15
types ..................................................... 1-2, F-1
Form feed ................................................ 3-3, 3-23
Forms tractors ...................................... 2-11, 3-14
Fujitsu DPPL24C PLUS
selecting ........................................... 2-21, 5-15
<<FUNCTION>> menu ................................. 5-3
Functions ....................................................... 5-12
ADJUST .................................................... 5-34
CONFIG ................................................... 5-38
DEFAULT ....................................... 5-27, 2-46
HARDWARE ........................................... 5-29
HEX-DUMP .................................... 2-48, 7-11
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INDEX
LIST ........................................................... 5-10
MENU1 ..................................................... 5-14
MENU2 ..................................................... 5-14
purpose ........................................................ 5-4
SAVE&END ............................................. 2-43
selecting .......................................................5-5
SELF-TST ......................................... 2-47, 7-11
V-ALMNT ....................................... 2-51, 7-11
Items, setup
ADJUST ....................................................
CONFIG ...................................................
HARDWRE ..............................................
MENU1 .....................................................
MENU2 .....................................................
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5-38
5-29
5-14
5-14
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Glossary of terms ......................................... GL-1
Hardware (options)
in setup mode .......................................... 5-29
installing ......................................................8-1
order numbers .......................................... A-1
HARDWRE function .................................... 5-29
Help menus .............................................. 5-4, 5-9
Help, where to get ........................................ 7-11
HEX-DUMP function .......................... 2-47, 7-11
HI-DRFT ........................................................ 5-16
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Maintenance, printer ....................................... 6-1
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Index
IBM Proprinter XL24E
commands ................................................ C-17
selecting ........................................... 2-21, 5-15
Installing
color kit ........................................................ 8-2
cut sheet feeder ..........................................8-1
cut sheet stand ............................................ 2-6
interface cable .......................................... 2-19
power cord ............................................... 2-11
printer head ................................................6-7
ribbon cartridge ................................. 2-7, 6-3
Italics .............................................................. 5-18
Labels, using .................................................. 3-28
LANGUGE .................................................... 5-21
Lever
bin ................................................................. 3-9
paper select ................................................. 3-2
paper thickness .................................. 3-2, 3-4
tractor locking ......................................... 3-15
LF/FF button ............................................ 3-2, 4-2
LF-CODE ....................................................... 5-26
LFT-END ........................................................ 5-20
Line feed .................................................. 3-3,3-23
LINE SP .......................................................... 5-17
Line spacing .................................................. 5-17
LIST function ................................................. 5-10
LOAD button ........................ 3-3, 3-7, 3-12, 3-21
Loading
continuous forms .................................... 3-14
pull tractor .......................................... 3-17
push tractor ........................................ 3-14
cut sheet feeder .......................................... 3-8
single sheets ................................................ 3-5
Lubrication, printer ......................................... 6-1
LOCK .............................................................. 5-41
LOCK button ............................................ 5-6, 5-7
INDEX
Margins
checking .......................... 3-7, 3-12, 3-17, 3-21
left .............................................................. 5-20
top ............................................................. 5-20
MENU1 function .......................................... 5-14
MENU1 and MENU2
changing options (setup mode) ............ 5-14
on control panel .........................................4-2
switching between .....................................4-3
MENU2 function .......................................... 5-14
Menu, <<FUNCTION>> ...................... 2-24, 5-4
MENU ..................................................... 4-3, 5-12
Multipart paper ..................................... 3-26, B-8
N
National character sets
all emulations ............................................ E-4
DPL24C PLUS/IBM XL24E ................... E-12
ESC/P2 ..................................................... E-13
Nibble mode ................................................... D-4
Number of copies .................................... 3-1, B-3
O
ONLINE
button ................................................. 2-25, 5-7
indicator ................................................... 2-12
Online setup .................................................. 2-58
ON-LOAD ..................................................... 5-41
Options, hardware ..........................................1-3
installing ......................................................8-1
order numbers .......................................... A-1
Options, setup
adjustment ............................................... 5-34
configuration ........................................... 5-38
currently selected ....................................
hardware ..................................................
MENU1 .....................................................
MENU2 .....................................................
required ....................................................
P
Page
length ................................................. 3-1, 5-19
width .................................................. 3-1, 5-25
PAGE LG ....................................................... 5-19
Paper
continuous forms ........................... 3-14, 3-17
ejecting single sheets .............................. 3-12
feeding ...................................................... 3-23
guides ................................................ 3-6, 3-10
loading .............................. 3-5, 3-8, 3-14, 3-17
operations ................................................... 3-2
print areas .................................................. B-6
selection ............................................... 3-1, B-6
select lever ................................................... 3-2
single sheets ................................................ 3-6
size and thickness .............................. 3-1, B-6
specifications ...................................... 3-1, B-6
thickness lever ............................................ 3-4
tips for handling ..................................... 3-26
types, switching ...................................... 3-24
unloading forms ...................................... 3-22
Paper-out detection ............................... 4-7, 5-29
PAPER OUT indicator ................. 2-12, 3-25, 4-6
Paper-out sensor .................................... 3-10, 7-4
Paper path
selecting .......................................................3-3
switching .................................................. 3-23
Parallel (Centronics) interface
cable connection ...................................... 2-20
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5-29
5-14
5-14
5-12
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in hexadecimal ........................................ 2-48
problems ......................................................7-2
self-test ............................................. 2-14, 2-47
start .............................................................. 4-6
stop ............................................................... 4-6
using control panel ....................................4-2
using software ............................................ 4-2
with parallel interface ............................ 2-25
with serial interface ................................ 2-25
Problems
operating .....................................................7-8
paper handling ...........................................7-4
power ...........................................................7-8
printer failures ......................................... 7-10
printing ........................................................ 7-1
solving ......................................................... 7-1
Protocols, serial ................................... 5-33, D-10
PRT-DIR ......................................................... 5-30
Q
QUALITY ....................................................... 5-16
Quick Reference, operation ....................... QR-1
R
Rating label ........................................... 2-11, 7-11
RC protocol ................................................... D-10
Removing printed pages ................................4-9
Replacing ribbon ............................................. 6-3
Reset defaults ................................................ 2-45
Resident
command sets ............................................ C-1
emulations ....................................... 2-21, 5-15
fonts ............................................. 1-2, 4-5, F-1
Resident Fonts ................................................. F-1
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specifications ............................................ D-1
Perforation skip ....................................... 5-23
Pica 10 ............................................................. 5-15
PITCH ............................................................. 5-17
Pitch, selecting in setup mode .................... 5-17
Platen .............................................................. 2-10
cleaning .......................................................6-3
knob .......................................................... 2-10
Power
connector .................................................. 2-11
cord .................................................... 2-3, 2-11
switch ........................................................ 2-10
Power-on defaults ........................................ 2-45
PPR-OUT ....................................................... 5-29
Prestige Elite 12 ............................................. 5-15
PRF-SKIP ....................................................... 5-24
Print
areas ............................................................ B-6
buffer, clearing ............................... 4-10, 5-30
features, selecting ...................................... 4-1
list of selected options ............................ 5-10
Print head ............................................... 2-9, 2-10
Printer
control panel .............................. 2-10, 3-2, 4-2
failures ...................................................... 7-10
features ........................................................ 1-1
location ........................................................ 2-1
normal mode .................................. QR-1, 5-1
options ................................................. 1-3, 8-1
parts .......................................................... 2-10
performance ............................................... B-4
problems ......................................................7-1
setup .............................................................2-1
setup mode .................................................5-1
specifications ............................................. B-1
Printing
currently selected options ..................... 5-10
demo pattern ........................................... 2-18
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Resume printing .............................................. 4-7
RGHTEND ..................................................... 5-26
Ribbon cartridge
installing ......................................................2-7
replacing ......................................................6-3
Ribbon subcassette ........................... 6-3, A-1
RS-232C (serial) interface
cable connection ...................................... 2-20
optional settings (setup) ............... 2-26, 5-31
specifications ............................................ D-6
S
SAVE&END function .................................. 2-43
Saving settings ....................................... 5-8, 2-43
Select (DC1)/Deselect (DC3)
commands ................................................ 5-25
Self-test, printer ................................... 2-14, 2-48
SELF-TST function ....................................... 2-48
Serial (RS-232C) interface
cable connection ...................................... 2-20
optional settings (setup) ............... 2-26, 5-31
specifications ............................................ D-6
Setup mode
changing configuration options ........... 5-38
changing hardware options .................. 5-29
changing MENU1 and 2 options .......... 5-14
changing print position
adjustment options ........................... 5-34
DPL24C PLUS flowchart ....................... 2-54
entering ........................................................ 5-2
example .......................................................5-6
exiting ....................................................... 2-43
online ........................................................ 2-58
overview of .................................................5-4
saving settings ......................................... 2-43
summary of buttons .................................. 5-7
Setup options
adjustment options ................................. 5-34
Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM) ........ 5-24
area over detection (AREACNT) ......... 2-41
attributes (ATTRIB) ................................ 5-18
autoload start time (LOADTIM) .......... 2-40
buffer (BUFFER) ...................................... 5-30
buzzer ON/OFF (BUZZER) .................. 5-30
carriage return (CR) ............................... 5-25
character height (CHAR-H) .................. 5-18
character set (CHR-SET) ........................ 5-24
character width (CHAR-W) .................. 5-17
color (COLOR) ........................................ 5-19
configuration options ............................. 5-38
command decode timing (DECODE) .. 2-40
complete listing ....................................... 5-10
continuous forms
fine adjust (CNTFINE) ..................... 5-35
continous forms
top-of-form (CNT-LFT) .................... 5-36
continuous forms
left print position (CNT-ORG) ........ 5-35
cut sheet feeder type (CSFTYPE) ......... 5-32
Cut Sheet Selection
command (//S//) ............................ 5-41
emulation (EMULATE) .......................... 5-15
fonts (FONT)............................................ 5-15
hardware options .................................... 5-29
interface (INTRFCE) ............................... 5-31
language (LANGUGE) ........................... 5-21
left end of page (LFT-END) .................. 5-20
line feed (LF) ............................................ 5-26
line spacing (LINE SP) ........................... 5-17
lock function of setup mode (LOCK) .. 5-41
MENU1 and MENU2 options ............... 5-14
page length (PAGE LG) ......................... 5-19
page width (WIDTH) ............................. 5-25
paper-out response (PPR-OUT) ........... 5-29
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Switching
MENU1 and MENU2 ................................4-5
menu font and resident font ....................4-3
paper types .............................................. 3-24
T
Tearing off forms .......................................... 3-20
Tear-off setup options.................................. 5-38
Testing printer
offline ............................................... 2-13, 2-47
online ........................................................ 2-25
Top margin, changing ........................ 2-14, 5-20
TOP-MRG ...................................................... 5-20
Top-of-form, changing ................................ 5-34
U-Z, Others
Unidirectional printing ............................... 5-30
Unpacking ........................................................ 2-3
V-ALMNT function ............................. 2-51, 7-11
Vertical character displacement
correcting ........................................ 2-51, 7-11
WIDTH ........................................................... 5-25
Word length .................................................. 5-30
WORD-LG ..................................................... 5-30
XON/XOFF protocol ............... 2-26, 5-31, D-10
ZEROFNT ...................................................... 5-25
//S// ............................................................. 5-41
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perforation skip (PRF-SKIP) ................. 5-24
pitch .......................................................... 5-17
print direction (PRT-DIR) ...................... 5-30
print options ............................................ 5-16
print quality ............................................. 5-16
right end of page (RGHTEND)............. 5-26
Select/Deselect commands
(DC3-CDE) ......................................... 5-25
serial options ........................................... 5-31
single sheet autoload (CUTLOAD) ...... 2-40
single sheet fine adjust (CUTFINE) ..... 5-35
single sheet left
print position (CUT-LFT) ................. 5-36
single sheet
line spacing adjust (CUT-ADJ) ....... 5-36
single sheet top-of-form (CUT-ORG) .... 5-35
status after loading paper
in offline mode (ON-LOAD) ........... 5-41
tear-off (TEAROFF) ................................ 5-38
tear-off enable time (TEAR-EN) ........... 5-39
tear-off position (TEARPOS) ................ 5-39
top margin (TOP-MRG) ......................... 5-20
top-of-form ............................................... 5-34
word length (WORD-LG) ...................... 5-30
zero with a slash (ZEROFNT) ............... 5-25
Shadow printing ........................................... 5-18
Shipping restraint ............................................ 2-4
Single sheets
ejecting ...................................................... 3-12
loading ................................................. 3-5, 3-8
Soft (downloaded) fonts ....................... 4-1, 5-16
Software, using ...................................... 2-25, 4-2
Specifications
interface ..................................................... D-1
paper ........................................................... B-6
printer ......................................................... B-1
Supplies ........................................................... A-1
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