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FUJITSU DL7400
DOT MATRIX PRINTER
USER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT NOTE TO USERS
READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.
INCORRECT USE OF THE PRODUCT MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DAMAGE TO
USERS, BYSTANDERS OR PROPERTY.
While FUJITSU ISOTEC has sought to ensure the accuracy of all information in this manual,
FUJITSU ISOTEC assumes no liability to any party for any damage caused by any error or
omission contained in this manual, its updates or supplements, whether such errors or omissions
result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. In addition, FUJITSU ISOTEC assumes no
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descriptions or instructions contained herein; including any liability for incidental or
consequential damages arising therefrom. FUJITSU ISOTEC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
REGARDING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, WHETHER EXPRESSED,
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FUJITSU ISOTEC reserves the right to make changes to any products described herein without
further notice and without obligation.
Using This Product in High-risk Situations
This product is designed and manufactured for use in standard applications such as office work,
personal devices, household appliances, and general industrial use. This product is not intended
for special uses (nuclear-reactor control in atomic energy facilities, aeronautic and space systems,
air traffic control, operation control in mass transit systems, medical devices for life support, or
missile firing controls in weapons facilities) where particularly high reliability requirements exist,
where the pertinent levels of safety are not guaranteed, or where a failure or operational error
could threaten a life or cause a physical injury (hereafter referred to as “high-risk” use).
Customers considering the use of this product for high-risk applications must have safetyassurance measures in place beforehand. Moreover, they are requested to consult our sales
representative before embarking on such specialized use.
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.
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1.
Testing of this equipment was performed on model number
M33324A.
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 (9.8 feet) or less.
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Notice for Canadian Users
This class B digital apparatus (M33324A) meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil (M33324A) 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
•
M33324B
in Übereinstimmung mit den Bestimmungen der 89/336/EEC und
73/23/EEC ist.
Der Deutschen Bundesport wurde das inverkehrbringen dieses Gerätes
angezeigt und die Berechtigung zur Überprüfung der Serie auf
Einhaltung der Bestimmungen eingeräumt.
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung 3. GSGV,
der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß
EN ISO 7779
Importer / Distributor in EU:
Fujitsu Europe Ltd.,
Hayes Park Central, Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 8FE, U.K.
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Energy Saving
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, FUJITSU ISOTEC 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.
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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
Isotec Limited cannot be held responsible for errors and omissions.
Printer model specifications differ with the power supply input voltage
(M33324A; 100-120 or M33324B; 220-240 VAC).
C147-E051-01EN December 2006
Copyright © 2006 FUJITSU ISOTEC 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 Isotec 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 DL7400 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 DL7400, a 136-column printer. Each model
has a 100-120 (M33324A) VAC or 220-240 (M33324B) VAC power
supply. A LAN card, a user add-on option, can be installed only on
printer models with the Centronics parallel+USB interfaces. You must
specify these when purchasing the printer.
Other options include a cut sheet feeder can be added by yourself after
purchasing the printer.
DL7400
Basic specifications
Print line at 10 cpi: 136 columns (DL7400)
Interface: Centronics parallel + RS-232C
Centronics parallel + USB + LAN (LAN:user option)
Alternative specification
Power supply: 100-120 VAC (M33324A)
220-240 VAC (M33324B)
User add-on option
LAN card
Cut sheet feeder
Tractor unit
Large Paper Table
Large Stacker
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 top-ofform. 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.
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.
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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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Warning symbols
Various graphic symbols are used in this manual. They serve as signs to help users of this product use
the product safely and correctly as well as prevent damage and personal injury to the users or bystanders.
The following tables show and explain each symbol. Be sure that you understand the meaning of each
symbol before reading the manual.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates that death or serious
personal injury may result if you do not follow a
procedure correctly.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates that personal injury or
property damage may result if you do not follow a
procedure correctly.
Examples and explanations of graphic symbols
U indicates a warning or caution item. By itself, the image in this
symbol suggests the meaning of the warning or caution (the example
on the left is a caution of possible electric shock).
: indicates a prohibited action. The image in or beside this symbol
expresses the prohibited action (the example on the left indicates that
disassembly is prohibited).
z indicates a direction that must be observed. The image in this
symbol shows the direction (the example on the left shows the
direction in which a power plug is disconnected from an outlet).
This symbol and accompanying statement indicate a risk of injury from
a hot object.
Caution: Hot
This symbol and accompanying statement indicate a risk of fire.
Caution: Flammable
This symbol and accompanying statement indicate a risk of injury from
touching part of the equipment.
Do not touch
This symbol and accompanying statement indicate a risk of injury,
such as from electric shock, caused by disassembling the equipment.
Do not disassemble
This symbol and accompanying statement indicate a general prohibited
action.
General prohibited
action
This symbol and accompanying statement indicate a general caution.
General caution
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WARNING
WARNING
Do not place a container containing water, such as a vase, potted plant, and drinking glass,
or a metal object on or near the printer.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Do not place the printer in a humid or dusty area, in an area with explosive fumes, an area
with poor ventilation or close to a fire.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Use only one of the power cords included with this product, for this product. Do not use
any other power cord for this product.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Do not use this product in an area exposed to a high level of moisture, such as a bathroom
and shower room.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
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WARNING
When mounting or removing an optional device or component, turn off the power to the
printer and personal computer and disconnect their power plugs from the outlets before
performing the work.
Otherwise, electric shock may result.
Connect only Fujitsu-recommended optional devices and components.
Otherwise, electric shock, fire, or failure may result.
CAUTION
Do not block openings in the printer (e.g., ventilation openings).
If ventilation openings are blocked, heat accumulates inside the printer, possibly resulting
in a fire.
Do not place a heavy object on the printer. Also, do not subject the printer to shocks.
Otherwise, the printer may become unbalanced, causing it to fall, and possibly resulting in
personal injury.
Do not place the printer in an area exposed to strong vibration or an unstable area such as
on a slope.
Otherwise, the printer may fall or topple, possibly resulting in personal injury.
Do not leave the printer in an area exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, such as inside
a car under the sun or any other area subjected to high temperatures.
Otherwise, the printer surface heats up, possibly melting covers or resulting in other
deformities, or the inside of the printer may become extremely hot, possibly resulting in
fire.
Before moving the printer, be sure to disconnect the power plug from the outlet and
disconnect all connected cables from the printer.
Otherwise, the power cord may be damaged, possibly resulting in electric shock or fire, or
the printer may fall or topple, possibly resulting in personal injury.
Before connecting or disconnecting a printer cable, be sure to turn off the power to the
printer and personal computer.
Performing that and related work without the power turned off may result in a personal
computer or printer failure.
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Notes about the printer in operation
WARNING
If the printer is making a strange noise, which indicates a problem, discontinue printer
operation. Request your printer dealer to fix the problem.
Continued operation of the printer without repairs may result in electric shock or fire.
Do not use a power source whose voltage is other than that indicated. Also, an excessive
number of plugged-in power cords must not be connected to a single outlet.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Do not spill any liquid, such as water, on the printer.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Do not damage or modify the power cord.
The power cord may be damaged by placing a heavy object on it, stretching it excessively,
forcibly bending it, twisting it, or heating it, and this may result in electric shock or fire.
Do not use the power cord if it or the power plug is damaged or the plug does not fit
securely in the outlet receptacle.
Using the power cord in that condition may result in electric shock or fire.
Do not insert the power cord into an outlet or turn on the power to the printer when any of
its covers has been removed.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Prevent foreign objects, such as metal shards and inflammable materials, from being
inserted or dropped into any openings in the printer (e.g., ventilation openings).
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Do not disconnect the power plug from the outlet while the power to the printer is turned
on.
Otherwise, the plug becomes deformed, possibly resulting in fire.
Do not remove the main printer cover or the cover for the cable connectors except as
necessary. To check and repair internal components, request your printer dealer to do so.
Some internal components use high voltage, and touching them may result in electric
shock.
Do not modify the printer by yourself.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Do not connect or disconnect the power plug with wet hands.
Otherwise, electric shock may result.
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WARNING
If excessive heat, smoke, a strange odor, or a strange noise is coming the printer or any
other abnormality is observed, immediately turn off the power to the printer by using the
power switch, and be sure to disconnect the power plug from the outlet.
Then, after verifying the end of the abnormality (e.g., no more smoke is coming from the
printer), request your printer dealer to make repairs. Do not repair the printer by yourself
as doing so is dangerous.
Continued use of the printer when it is operating abnormally may result in electric shock or
fire.
If a foreign object (e.g., water or other liquid, metal shard) has entered the printer,
immediately turn off the power to the printer by using the power switch, and disconnect the
power plug from the outlet. Then, contact your printer dealer.
Continued use of the printer in that condition may result in electric shock or fire.
Customers who use the printer near children should take especial care regarding this point.
If the printer is dropped or a cover is damaged, turn off the power to the printer by using
the power switch, and disconnect the power plug from the outlet. Then, contact your
printer dealer.
Continued use of printer in that condition may result in electric shock or fire.
Before performing cleaning, maintenance, or troubleshooting work on the printer, switch
off the power switch, and be sure to disconnect the power plug from the outlet.
Performing that work on the printer without the power turned off may result in burns or
electric shock.
Dust accumulates on or near the metal parts of the power plug, so wipe away that dust with
a dry cloth.
Continued use of printer in that condition may result in fire.
Do not drop or strike the printer, such as by hitting it against something.
Otherwise, a failure may result.
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CAUTION
Insert the power plug completely into an outlet so that it is securely connected.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
Exercise caution to keep loose clothing, hair, neckties, etc. away from paper feed- or
ejection openings, and tractors while the printer is operating.
Otherwise, personal injury may result.
When disconnecting the power plug from the outlet, pull it out while grasping the plug, not
the cord.
If you pull it out while grasping the cord, the insulation may be damaged or the cable core
may be exposed or damaged, possibly resulting in electric shock or fire.
Do not cover or wrap the printer with a cloth or anything else while it is operating.
Otherwise, heat accumulates, possibly resulting in fire.
Do not use the power cord with it bunched together.
Otherwise, heat accumulates, possibly resulting in fire.
If the printer is not to be used for a long time, disconnect the power plug from the outlet
for safety reasons.
Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result.
If a lightning storm is in nearby, disconnect the power plug from the outlet.
Leaving the plug connected to the outlet may result in damage to the printer or other
property damage.
The print head and internal frames become extremely hot during printer operation and
remain so immediately afterwards. Do not touch these parts until sufficient time has
passed to allow them to cool.
Otherwise, burns or personal injury may result.
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CAUTION
Do not touch the paper feed- or ejection openings while the printer is operating.
Otherwise, personal injury may be result.
Do not touch the printer cable connectors or the metal part of the print head.
Otherwise, personal injury or a printer failure may result.
Do not touch the print head while it is moving.
Otherwise, burns or personal injury may result.
Note that continuous forms that are fed in the reverse direction continuously may come off
the paper feed tractors.
Operate the printer with the paper thickness lever set to the appropriate paper thickness.
Use only an original ribbon cassette that is specified as suitable by Fujitsu.
Textile fibers accumulate on components inside the printer and parts of the roller, so clean
these parts regularly.
Do not turn the ribbon feed knob in the reverse direction.
Otherwise, the ribbon may become jammed and stuck.
If printing is started with a slack ribbon, the ribbon may become tangled or the ribbon feed
mechanism may become locked.
The print head is extremely hot immediately after printing. When replacing the ribbon,
verify that the print head is sufficiently cool before setting the print head to the ribbon
replacement position.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
QUICK REFERENCE ....................................................QR-1
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................... 1-1
FEATURES....................................................................... 1-1
MODELS........................................................................... 1-2
OPTIONS.......................................................................... 1-3
CHAPTER 2
SETTING UP ............................................................................ 2-1
SELECTING A GOOD LOCATION .................................. 2-1
UNPACKING THE PRINTER ........................................... 2-2
Checking Options and Supplies .................................. 2-4
ASSEMBLING THE PRINTER ......................................... 2-5
Setting the paper table ................................................ 2-5
Handling the paper table ............................................. 2-6
Installing the Ribbon cartridge ..................................... 2-8
Mounting and removing the tractor unit..................... 2-11
GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR PRINTER......... 2-14
CONNECTING THE POWER CORD ............................. 2-15
TESTING THE PRINTER (OFFLINE) ............................ 2-16
Loading Paper for the Self-Test................................. 2-16
Printing the Self-Test ................................................. 2-17
CONNECTING THE PRINTER TO YOUR
COMPUTER ................................................................... 2-21
Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable .......................... 2-21
Selecting a Serial Interface Cable ............................. 2-21
Selecting a USB Cable .............................................. 2-22
Selecting a LAN cable ............................................... 2-22
Connecting the Interface Cable ................................. 2-22
SELECTING AN EMULATION ....................................... 2-23
PRINTING A SAMPLE PAGE (ONLINE)........................ 2-27
INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER ........................... 2-28
CHAPTER 3
PAPER HANDLING.................................................................. 3-1
SELECTING PAPER ........................................................ 3-1
OVERVIEW OF PAPER OPERATIONS .......................... 3-2
SELECTING PAPER PATH.............................................. 3-5
Paper Paths and Feed Directions................................ 3-5
ADJUSTING FOR PAPER THICKNESS.......................... 3-8
USING SINGLE SHEETS................................................. 3-9
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper................................. 3-9
Loading Paper from the Cut Sheet Feeder
(Option)...................................................................... 3-12
Ejecting Single Sheets............................................... 3-14
USING CONTINUOUS FORMS ..................................... 3-14
Positioning the Paper Stack ...................................... 3-15
Loading Continuous Forms (Front Feed) .................. 3-16
Loading Continuous Forms (Rear Feed)................... 3-19
Unloading Continuous Forms .................................... 3-19
Tearing Off Continuous Forms .................................. 3-20
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FEEDING AND POSITIONING PAPER..........................3-22
Line Feed/Form Feed ................................................3-22
Micro Feed .................................................................3-22
Load Position Adjust ..................................................3-22
TIPS ON PAPER HANDLING.........................................3-23
General Tips ..............................................................3-23
Multipart Forms ..........................................................3-23
Envelopes ..................................................................3-23
Labels.........................................................................3-23
CHAPTER 4
PRINTING ................................................................................. 4-1
MULTIPART FORMS (HI IMPACT MODE) ......................4-1
SELECTING PRINT FEATURES......................................4-2
Using Commercial Software ........................................4-3
Using the Control Panel ...............................................4-3
Selecting MENU1 or MENU2.......................................4-4
STARTING OR STOPPING PRINTING............................4-6
Starting Printing ...........................................................4-6
Stopping Printing..........................................................4-6
Resuming from a Paper-Out ........................................4-6
Printing the remaining lines on a page ........................4-6
Continuing printing after supplying paper ....................4-7
Resuming after an Area Over warning ........................4-7
REMOVING PRINTED PAGES ........................................4-8
Removing Single Sheets..............................................4-8
Removing Continuous Forms ......................................4-8
CLEARING THE PRINT BUFFER ....................................4-8
CHAPTER 5
USING SETUP MODE .............................................................. 5-1
HOW TO USE THIS CHAPTER .......................................5-1
ENTERING SETUP MODE...............................................5-2
OVERVIEW OF SETUP MODE........................................5-4
Setup Mode Example...................................................5-5
Points to Remember ....................................................5-8
PRINTING A LIST OF SELECTED OPTIONS .................5-8
DECIDING WHICH OPTIONS TO CHANGE..................5-11
MENU1 AND MENU2 ITEMS AND OPTIONS ...............5-13
Resetting MENU1 and MENU2 .................................5-27
CHANGING HARDWARE OPTIONS .............................5-27
CHANGING PRINT POSITION ADJUSTMENT
OPTIONS ........................................................................5-32
CHANGING CONFIGURATION OPTIONS ....................5-38
HEAD GAP ADJUSTMENT ITEMS AND OPTIONS ......5-49
EXITING AND SAVING ..................................................5-50
Procedure ..................................................................5-50
RESETTING DEFAULTS................................................5-51
Resetting Power-On Defaults ....................................5-51
Resetting Factory Defaults ........................................5-51
Resetting Factory Defaults in MENU1 and MENU2 ..5-51
USING THE DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTIONS .......................5-52
Printing the Self-Test .................................................5-52
Procedure ..................................................................5-53
Printing Hex Dumps ...................................................5-54
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Procedure .................................................................. 5-54
Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT).......... 5-56
Procedure .................................................................. 5-56
SETUP MODE REFERENCE......................................... 5-58
DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION .............................. 5-59
Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation ....... 5-62
Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation .................. 5-62
ONLINE SETUP MODE.................................................. 5-63
CHAPTER 6
MAINTENANCE ....................................................................... 6-1
CLEANING........................................................................ 6-1
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer........................... 6-1
Cleaning the Platen ..................................................... 6-2
REPLACING THE RIBBON .............................................. 6-3
REPLACING THE PRINT HEAD ...................................... 6-6
Opening and closing the control panel ........................ 6-8
Removing the stacker unit ........................................... 6-8
Mounting the stacker unit ............................................ 6-9
CHAPTER 7
TROUBLE-SHOOTING ............................................................ 7-1
SOLVING PROBLEMS..................................................... 7-1
Print Quality Problems................................................. 7-1
Paper Handling Problems............................................ 7-4
Operating Problems..................................................... 7-6
Printer Failures ............................................................ 7-7
Alarm display function ................................................. 7-8
Responses to alarm occurrences ................................ 7-9
DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTIONS ............................................. 7-9
GETTING HELP ............................................................. 7-10
CHAPTER 8
INSTALLING OPTIONS ........................................................... 8-1
INSTALLING THE CUT SHEET FEEDER ....................... 8-1
Installing on the front side of the printer ...................... 8-2
Installing on the rear side of the printer ....................... 8-4
Removing the Cut Sheet Feeder ................................. 8-7
INSTALLING THE TRACTOR UNIT................................. 8-8
INSTALLING THE LARGE STACKER ............................. 8-9
INSTALLING THE LARGE PAPER TABLE.................... 8-11
APPENDIX A SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS ...................................................... A-1
SUPPLIES ........................................................................A-1
OPTIONS..........................................................................A-1
APPENDIX B PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS ............................. B-1
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS .........................................B-1
FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS....................................B-2
PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS...............................B-5
PAPER SPECIFICATIONS...............................................B-6
Print Area.....................................................................B-6
Paper Thickness ..........................................................B-8
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APPENDIX C COMMAND SETS .................................................................... C-1
FUJITSU DPL24C PLUS ................................................. C-2
Bar Code Printing Control......................................... C-14
IBM PROPRINTER XL24E EMULATION ...................... C-22
EPSON ESC/P2 EMULATION....................................... C-27
APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION................................................... D-1
PARALLEL INTERFACE ................................................. D-1
Compatible Mode........................................................ D-2
Nibble Mode................................................................ D-4
Data Transmission Timing .......................................... D-6
SERIAL INTERFACE....................................................... D-7
Serial Options ............................................................. D-8
Cable Wiring ............................................................... D-8
Serial Protocols......................................................... D-10
USB INTERFACE .......................................................... D-11
Cable......................................................................... D-11
Specification.............................................................. D-11
LAN INTERFACE........................................................... D-12
Cable......................................................................... D-12
APPENDIX E
CHARACTER SETS .................................................................E-1
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-16
NATIONAL CHARACTER SETS AND SUPPORTED
RESIDENT FONTS (ALL EMULATIONS) ..................... E-20
APPENDIX F
RESIDENT FONTS ...................................................................F-1
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QUICK REFERENCE
Q
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 AUTO GAP and HI IMPACT
buttons at the same time while the ONLINE indicator is off (not lit).
Control panel
The table on the next page lists normal mode operations with online and
offline conditions and gives the required user response.
Operations are listed by functions.
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Printer Operations (Normal Mode)
9:
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
Enter normal mode
N/A
N/A
Turn printer on. (Press I on the power switch.)
Place printer offline
9
—
Press ONLINE.
Place printer online
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9
Press ONLINE.
Load paper
9
9
Press LOAD.
Line feed (forward)
9
9
Press LF/FF within three seconds.
Unload paper to park position
(both front and rear-fed
continuous forms)
9
9
Press LOAD.
Form feed (forward)
9
9
Press and hold LF/FF until the operation starts.
Eject single sheets
9
9
Press and hold LF/FF until the operation starts.
Tear off forms
(continuous forms only)
9
9
Press TEAR OFF. Tear off forms, then press
any button to retract forms.
Micro feed (backward)
9
9
Press MICROS.
Micro feed (forward)
9
9
Press MICROT.
Select a paper feed direction
—
9
Press FRONT DIR.
Select a print mode
9
—
Press PRINT MODE.
Set/reset high impact mode
9
9
Press HI IMPACT.
Select a paper input source
9
9
Press PAPER PATH.
Select a gap mode
9
9
Press AUTO GAP.
Save adjusted load positions
9
9
Press ONLINE and LOAD.
Select MENU1 or MENU2
—
9
Press ONLINE and LF/FF.
Clear print buffer
—
9
Press FRONT DIR and AUTO GAP.
Reset power-on defaults
9
9
Turn printer off, then on.
Start/stop/resume printing
9
9
Start: Send print command.
Stop/resume: Press ONLINE.
Resume printing after paper
—
9
Press ONLINE.
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Printer Operations (Normal Mode) (Cont.)
9:
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
Enter setup mode
—
9
Press AUTO GAP and HI IMPACT.
Exit to normal mode
Self-test printing
9
9
Start:Turn printer off. Press LF/FF while
turning printer on.
Pause/resume: Press LOAD.
Exit: Press ONLINE.
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing this printer. This
printer is a compact, versatile, flat paper path
printer that offers maximum compatibility with
today’s software packages and personal computers.
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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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FEATURES
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Key printer features, models and options are listed in the next two
sections.
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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.
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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 56 or
58 national character sets (depending on the emulation), including
IBM PS/2 character sets, are available.
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Multiple fonts. The printer has nineteen resident fonts: Ten bit-map
fonts — Courier 10, Pica 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, OCR-B
10, OCR-A 10, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and Highspeed Draft and nine outline fonts — Timeless, Nimbus Sans, and
Courier, each in upright, italic, and bold.
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High-speed printing. At 10 cpi, print speed ranges from 160 cps for
letter quality to 505 cps for draft quality.
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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.
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136-column print line. 136-column printers print in landscape
mode using legal- or standard-size computer forms.
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Simple switching of paper types. The ability to “park” continuous
forms makes it easy to switch between continuous forms and single
sheets from the control panel. This switching is possible even for an
optional cut sheet feeder and second tractor.
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Dual tractor feeding capability. The tractor unit is removable and
can be converted to front-feed or rear-feed.
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Multi-path of paper. The printer has multiple paths to feed paper :
For the continuous form front and rear tractor(second tractor is
option), For cut sheet loading paper table (front), front csf(option),
rear csf(option).Also for cut sheet ejecting front and rear is
selectable(front eject paper require removing for next paper loading)
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Tear-off function. Available at both the front and the rear of the
printer. The tear-off button on the control panel is used.
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Hight copy capability
− Up to eight sheets for front/rear continuous forms and cut sheets
fed from front paper table.
− Up to five sheets for CSF fed
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Auto paper thickness control. Features as standard equipment.
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Auto interface selection. The printer automatically selects the
interface proper to the occasion.
(This function can’t move at single interface models)
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Paper skew detection. The printer detects a skew of paper that is
manually fed from the paper table and automatically ejects it without
printing.
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Area-over print prevention. The printer senses and memorizes the
left and right edges of paper when loading the paper. If receiving
data beyond either edge, the printer ignores it to prevent directly
printing on the platen.
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Maintenance-free. The printer only requires periodic cleaning and
changing of the ribbon cartridge.
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Power Supply type; 100-120VAC input (M33324A)
220-240VAC input (M33324B)
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Interface type; Centronics parallel + USB interfaces
Centronics parallel + RS232C serial interface
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OPTIONS
Printer add-on options are listed below. For details, see Chapter 8.
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Cut sheet feeder. The SF940 single-bin feeder is available as an
option. Two cut sheet feeders can be installed in front of and behind
the printer at the same time. A cut sheet feeder allows single cut
sheets and multiple-part cut sheets to be fed automatically.
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Tractor unit. A second tractor unit may be bought as an additional
option if dual tractor feeding capability is required.
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LAN card. A LAN card is available as a printer add-on option. A
user installable function, the LAN card can be installed only on
printer models with the Centronics parallel + USB interfaces. For
details, see Chapter 8.
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Large paper table. The large paper table helps to increase
operability when large cut sheets are used.
Also, sheets that are output from the front are easier to keep properly
organized.
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Large stacker. The large stacker accommodates sheets output from
the rear. It is used in continuous printing with a cut sheet feeder.
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SETTING UP
SETTING UP
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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.
In this chapter, you will learn how to:
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Unpack, assemble, and select a good location for the printer
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Identify the printer’s major parts
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Connect the power and interface cables
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Test the printer before connecting it to your computer
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Install the printer driver
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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:
9 Place the printer on a sturdy, level surface.
9 Place the printer near a well-grounded AC power outlet.
9 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.
9 Do not place the printer in direct sunlight or near heaters.
9 Make sure that the room is well-ventilated and free from
excessive dust.
9 Do not expose the printer to extremes of temperature and
humidity.
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9 Use only the power cord supplied with the printer or
recommended by your dealer. Do not use an extension cord.
9 Do not plug the printer into a power outlet that is shared with
heavy industrial equipment, such as motors, or appliances, or
such as copiers or coffee makers. Such equipment often emits
electrical noise or causes power degradation.
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).
Printer
Paper table
Power cord
Quick Guide
Ribbon cartridge
CD-ROM
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 and cushions securing the printer. Open the
front cover and remove the shipping restraint cardboard that
holds the print head carriage in place (shown below).
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:
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LAN card (option)
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Cut sheet feeder (option)
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Tractor unit (option)
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Large Paper Table (option)
•
Large Stacker (option)
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Extra monochrome ribbon cartridges
Make sure that you received all the options you ordered. Installation of
options is described in Chapter 8.
Once you are sure you have everything, you are ready to assemble the
printer.
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ASSEMBLING THE
PRINTER
This section explains how to setting the paper table and ribbon cartridge.
Setting the paper table
Turn the paper table (1) as shown in the table below, then push it (2) and
set it (3).
The complete setup conditions are shown below. Make sure that the top
end of the paper table is engaged with the printer guide pin and the guide
pin on the paper table is inserted into the cover groove.
NOTE
Do not apply unreasonable force while you are setting the paper
table. It could cause damage. Also, do not leave the paper table in
incomplete setting. Running the printer with the paper table left in
incomplete conditions could cause a paper jam.
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Handling the paper table
You must open and close the paper table when you feed continuous
forms using the front tractor or you attach the cut sheet feeder to the front
of the printer.
Normal mode
The following figure shows the paper table in normal mode.
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Open mode in which the front tractor is attached or
detached or when continuous forms are fed using
the front tractor
When you attach the optional cut sheet feeder to the front of the printer,
open the paper table and proceed as follows:
1
Open the paper table.
Slightly raise the front end of the paper table (1), then pull (2) and
lift the table (3).
2
Close the paper table.
Lower the paper table as shown in the figure below (1), then push
(2) and close (3) the table.
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Installing the Ribbon cartridge
CAUTION <HOT>
(HOT)
1.
The print head and metal frame is hot during
printing or immediately after printing. Do not touch
them until it cools down.
Prepare the printer to install the ribbon cartridge.
Make sure that the print head protecting cardboard used for
transportation has been removed, then turn on the printer power with
the top cover closed. Ensure that the print head moves and stops at
the ribbon replacement position.
NOTE
If you turn on the printer power with the top cover open, the
print head does not move. Turn the printer power with the
top cover closed.
2.
Turn off the printer power.
Make sure that the power switch is set to the “{” side.
3.
Open the front cover of the printer. Slide the print head carriage so
that its center is at the position for replacing the ribbon cartridge
(indicated by the triangle marking on the front of the upper cover).
Preparing the printer to install the ribbon cartridge
NOTE
The buzzer may sound if the print head is moved while the
power supply is ON.
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4.
Remove the ribbon cartridge from its package. Push in the two
ribbon release tabs. The tabs snap into the cartridge and the ribbon
feed mechanism engages.
Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to be sure that it feeds properly.
Preparing the ribbon cartridge
5.
Locate the two ribbon release levers on either side of the ribbon
cartridge. Each ribbon release lever has a mounting pin on the side.
Place the mounting pins on the ribbon support bracket of the print
head cartridge. Insert the ribbon so that the ribbon falls between the
nose of the print head and the print guide.
Installing the ribbon cartridge
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6.
7.
8.
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.
Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up any slack in the
ribbon.
Close the front cover.
NOTE
A Fujitsu ribbon cartridge is recommended. Don’t use other
cartridges. If other cartridges are used, operating problems or a
damage of the print head may be caused.
Selecting the Tractor Unit Position
NOTE
This printer uses a detachable tractor that can be used on either the
front or back of the printer. You can attach the tractor to either the
front or back of the printer according to your installation or
operating conditions. The printer is delivered to you with the tractor
attached to the front. You can detach it from the front and then
attach it to the back if needed.
See “SELECTING PAPER PATH” in Chapter 3.
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Mounting and removing the tractor unit
Tractor unit at the front
[Removing the tractor unit]
Raise the cut sheet table. While pressing the lock levers of the
tractor frames located on both sides of the tractor unit, lift out the
tractor unit to remove it.
[Mounting the tractor unit]
1) Position the U-shaped slots on both sides of the tractor unit over the
guide pins of the printer unit. (To set the tractor unit in position, line
it up with the groove of the left guide pin. The right guide pin has
no groove).
2) Push down the shaft at the front of the tractor unit until it locks with
an audible click. (Do not press the lock levers when pushing down
the shaft.)
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3) Verify that the hooks on both sides of the tractor unit are securely
hooked onto guide pin 2 as shown in the following figure.
Tractor unit at the rear
[Removing the tractor unit]
While pressing the lock levers of the tractor frames located on both
sides of the tractor unit, lift out the tractor unit to remove it.
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[Mounting the tractor unit]
1) Position the U-shaped slots on both sides of the tractor unit over
the guide pins of the printer unit. (To set the tractor unit in
position, line it up with the groove of the left guide pin. The
right guide pin has no groove).
2) Push down the shaft at the front of the tractor unit until it locks
with an audible click. (Do not press the lock levers when
pushing down the shaft.)
3) Verify that the hooks on both sides of the tractor unit are
securely hooked onto guide pin 2 as shown in the following
figure.
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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 and rear left side, you can
see the parts of the printer shown in the figure below.
Printer components
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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CONNECTING THE
POWER CORD
Before you plug in the printer:
9 Make sure that the printer power is switched off. The side
marked “{” on the power switch should be depressed.
9 Make sure that the power outlet is properly grounded.
9 Make sure that you use the power cord shipped with the printer.
This cord is designed to minimize radio frequency interference.
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 “I” on the power
switch. The POWER indicator on the printer control panel will
light, the print head will move to its home position within a few
seconds, and the ONLINE indicator will light (green).
NOTE
If no forms are loaded, the printer beeps and the red PAPER OUT
indicator lights and the ONLINE indicator will not light.
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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
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). Pull the subguide out as required to accommodate the paper size.
Before loading paper, make sure that the printer is on. Then, proceed as
follows:
1.
Press the PAPER PATH button on the control panel to select the
cut sheet mode (the CUT SHEET indicator LED lights).
Loading a sheet of paper
2.
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Insert a sheet of paper (A4 or larger) into the printer, keeping it
aligned with the paper guide on the left hand side of the paper
table. The sheet will automatically be pulled into the printing
start position.
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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.
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.
Starting the self-test
3.
Allow printing to continue for a dozen or more lines of repeat
printing. To exit the self-test mode, press the ONLINE button.
Then press the LOAD button to remove the test page.
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:
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Make sure that the ribbon is installed correctly.
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Load a new sheet of paper.
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Repeat the self-test procedure.
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Sample self-test page
5.
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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:
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Load a sheet of paper (A4 or larger).
2.
Turn the printer off .
3.
While pressing the FRONT DIR button, turn the printer back
on.
The printer will start printing the demo pattern.
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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Demo pattern
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CONNECTING THE
PRINTER TO YOUR
COMPUTER
Your printer supports one of the following interface options:
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Centronics parallel interface+RS-232C serial interface
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Centronics parallel interface+USB (+LAN) interface
The parallel interface connector has wire clips. The serial interface
connector has tapped holes. Cables for these interfaces are available from
dealers, cable manufacturers, and other suppliers.
The LAN card is a user installable option. For details, see Chapter 8 or
refer to the Online Manual that comes with the LAN card.
For detailed interface specifications, see Appendix D.
Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable
For the parallel interface, use a cable that meets the following
specifications:
9 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.
9 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.
9 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:
9 At the printer end, use a 25-pin male connector, such as a
Cannon DB-25P or its equivalent.
9 To determine the type of connector your computer requires,
refer to your computer user manual or ask your dealer.
9 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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Selecting a USB Cable
9 When the USB interface is used to connect to the host computer,
the parallel interface and the serial interface (factory add-on
option) cannot be connected simultaneously.
9 The USB interface does not guarantee all connections of USBsupported devices.
Selecting a LAN cable
9 When the LAN cable is connected, the parallel and USB cables
cannot be used.
9 The LAN cable, when used in 100BASE-TX environments,
must conform to category 5 or higher.
Connecting the Interface Cable
To connect the interface cable:
1.
Turn off both the printer and the computer.
2.
Attach the interface cable to the connector. Do not connect more
than one interface cable type to the printer at the same time.
Connecting the interface cable
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NOTE
The LAN interface is a user add-on option.
When installing a LAN card, remove the two screws securing the
cover and remove the cover. Then insert the LAN card and reattach
the cover with the two screws removed earlier. For details, refer to
the Online Manual that comes with the LAN card.
SELECTING AN
EMULATION
3.
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.
4.
Attach the other end of the interface cable to your computer.
Gently pull on the cable to verify that it is secure.
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:
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Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (for Fujitsu DL-series printers)
•
IBM Proprinter XL24E
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Epson ESC/P2
Resident emulations are stored in the printer’s permanent memory.
Here are some points to help you determine which emulation to select:
9 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.
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9 If you are using more than one software package, determine
which emulation is supported by the software you use most
frequently.
Select that emulation.
9 If your software supports more than one emulation, select the
DPL24C PLUS emulation if possible. This emulation has the
greatest capabilities.
9 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.
2.
Enter setup mode.
Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. Then,
press the AUTO GAP button and the HI IMPACT button.
As the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following
information:
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<<FUNCTION>> menu
Function
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 cursor on left edge of the aluminum print guide.
Initially, this cursor should be positioned at SAVE & END at
the beginning of the <<FUNCTION>> menu. Press the LOAD
button repeatedly to position the cursor at MENU1, as shown
below:
Press the T MICRO FEED 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 LOAD button repeatedly to position the cursor at the
required emulation. Press the T MICRO FEED button to select
the emulation and print the next MENU1 item.
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 cursor is positioned under SAVE & END. Then press the
T MICRO FEED button. The printer selects SAVE & END and
then goes online.
To change other printer settings using the printer setup mode, see
Chapter 5.
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PRINTING A
SAMPLE PAGE
(ONLINE)
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.
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:
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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 MS-DOS
MODE commands to set the computer serial settings to match the
printer factory settings:
MODE COM1:9600,N,8,1,P
MODE LPT1:=COM1
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.
If the printer still doesn’t work, consult your dealer or
someone experienced in serial interface communications.
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If an error occurs during printing with Windows, simply
printing the page again will cause the printed characters to
be garbled. To avoid this problem, execute reset from the
control panel or turn off the printer, then print the page
again.
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.
INSTALLING THE
PRINTER DRIVER
A printer driver is required for using the printer in a Windows
environment. Special printer drivers for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0,
2000, XP, and Server 2003 are provided with the DL7400 printer.
For information about how to install printer drivers, refer to Readme.txt
of the printer driver to be installed.
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These printer drivers run with DLP24C+ emulation. Be sure to
specify DLP24C+ emulation for the printer mode.
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The DL7400 printer driver is a printer driver for monochrome
printing.
The color data printing result may differ from its print preview
or the monochrome data printing result.
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CHAPTER 3
PAPER HANDLING
PAPER HANDLING
This chapter explains how your printer uses paper.
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Topics covered are:
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Selecting paper
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Overview of paper operations
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Adjusting for paper thickness
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Using single sheets
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Using continuous forms (front-tractor feed and rear-tractor feed)
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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
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.
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
Single sheets: 70 to 420 mm (3 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
Width
Single sheets: 55 to 420 mm (2.16 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 to 420 mm (4 to 16.5 in)
Thickness
0.57 mm (0.022 in) maximum total thickness.
Copies
1 to 8-copies (Paper table/Front/Rear tractor)
1 to 5-copies (Cut sheet feeder)
Note:
To use cut sheets exceeding 297 mm in length, the optional large cut
sheet table and large stacker are required.
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OVERVIEW OF
PAPER
OPERATIONS
The following buttons are used in paper handling:
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LF/FF, TEAR OFF, PAPER PATH, S MICRO FEED,
T MICRO FEED 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 button:
Location of the buttons
Table 3.1 summarizes the use of buttons in paper handling. More detailed
information is provided later in this chapter.
NOTE
To load or feed paper, the printer must be:
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Online but not receiving or printing data
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Offline but not in setup mode
To micro feed paper, the printer must be:
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Online but not receiving or printing data
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Offline but not in setup mode
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Table 3.1 Buttons Used for Paper Handling
Button/Dial
ONLINE
Purpose
Change the
printer mode
Action
Press ONLINE to place the printer online or offline.
Press ONLINE to stop or resume printing.
Stop/resume
printing
LOAD
LF/FF
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Load/unload
paper
Press LOAD to load paper or to retract continuous
forms to the “park position.”
Save adjusted
load point
Press LOAD and ONLINE simultaneously to
permanently store a load position adjusted by micro
feeding immediately after loading paper.
Form feed
Press and hold LF/FF to execute a form feed.
Continuous forms are fed forward by one page.
Single sheets are ejected.
Line feed
Press LF/FF within three seconds to feed paper
forward by one line.
TEAR OFF
Advance
forms for
tear-off
Press TEAR OFF to advance the forms perforation
to the tear-off edge. Tear off the forms, then press
any button to retract the remaining forms.
PAPER
PATH
Selects paper
path
Press PAPER PATH to select the paper path: front
tractor, rear tractor, cut sheet.
HI IMPACT
Set/reset HI
IMPACT
mode
Press HI IMPACT to set or reset hi impact mode.
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Table 3.1 Buttons Used for Paper Handling (Cont.)
Button/Dial
Purpose
PRINT
MODE/
FRONT DIR
Select cut
sheet ejection
Action
Press PRINT MODE/FRONT DIR at Offline to
select a direction of ejecting cut sheet.
• Front ejection – FRONT indicator lights. It
blinks when paper is ejected to
the paper table prompting the
user to remove the paper.
• Rear ejection –
FRONT indicator does not
light.
When you save your setting in the setup mode, it
becomes the new default. The default setting is
invoked whenever you turn on the printer.
S MICRO
Micro Feed
Press SMICRO/TMICRO to feed paper by 1/180
inch in the direction of the arrow.
Select paper
thickness
control mode
Select paper thickness control mode.
T MICRO
AUTO GAP
AUTO GAP — AUTO GAP indicator lights.
Manual Gap — AUTO GAP indicator doesn't
lights.
The Manual Gap dial is enabled.
MANUAL
GAP DIAL
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Select paper
Select the paper thickness at MANUAL MODE.
Thickness at
MANUAL
MODE
Auto Gap is usually used. Auto Gap is used for
printing on paper of different thicknesses.
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SELECTING PAPER
PATH
This printer has a variety of paper paths and feed directions.
Paper Paths and Feed Directions
See the following five cases.
: Cut sheet
: Continuous forms
(n) : Input
[n] : Output
With rear tractor
(1) Paper table → Print → Paper table
(2) Paper table → Print → Rear stacker
(3) Rear tractor → Print → Front eject
With front tractor
(1) Paper table → Print → Paper table
(2) Paper table → Print → Rear stacker
(4) Front tractor → Print → Rear eject
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With front and rear tractors (either optional)
(1) Paper table → Print → Paper table
(2) Paper table → Print → Rear stacker
(3) Rear tractor → Print → Front eject
(4) Front tractor → Print → Rear eject
In the next two cases, the number of cut sheets stacked in the printer may
be reduced depending on printing conditions and environments. Follow
the notes.
With rear tractor and front optional cut sheet feeder and
large stacker
(1) Paper table
→ Print → Paper table
(3) Rear tractor
→ Print → Front eject
(5) Front cut sheet feeder → Print → Paper table
(6) Front cut sheet feeder → Print → Rear stacker
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With front or rear tractor and rear optional cut sheet feeder and
large stacker.
In addition, the front and rear tractor (either is optional) can be mounted.
(3) Rear tractor
→ Print → Front eject
(4) Front tractor
→ Print → Rear eject
(7) Rear cut sheet feeder → Print → Paper table
(8) Rear cut sheet feeder → Print → Rear stacker
NOTES
When ejecting cut sheets to the paper table, the REMOVE PAPER
indicator blinks after ejecting a cut sheet and stops printing. Before
restarting printing, be sure to remove the cut sheet.
You must remove cut sheets one by one immediately after ejection.
This is required therefore the printer may load an ejected sheet
again or an ejected sheet may push the previous sheets out of the
printer.
To eject sheets larger than A4 size onto the paper table, the paper
table must be replaced with the optional large cut sheet table to
prevent ejected sheets from falling off the paper table.
When printing thin paper, multipart copy paper, or large size paper,
frequently remove the paper from the rear stacker or the paper table.
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ADJUSTING FOR
PAPER THICKNESS
The printer can handle paper of different thicknesses, including multipart
forms with up to eight parts (original plus seven copies). For details on
paper thickness specifications, see Appendix B.
The printer automatically adjusts for different paper thicknesses.
You can use the MANUAL GAP DIAL to adjust the paper thickness
manually at manual mode.
Adjusting the manual gap dial
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Table 3.2 Manual Gap Dial 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
6 copies
6
7 copies
7
8 copies
8
Envelopes
A
Slips
B, C, D
Ribbon replacement
R
*1 For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon counts as one copy.
*2 Vary the setting up or down (including A to R) to optimize printing
especially for labels and envelopes. Select R when replacing a
ribbon or clearing a paper jam.
NOTE
If printing is messy, the ribbon misfeeds, or the paper jams, move
the lever one setting higher.
USING SINGLE
SHEETS
This section describes how to load paper from the paper table or cut sheet
feeder. The paper table allows paper to be loaded manually, one sheet at
a time. A cut sheet feeder allows paper to be loaded automatically from
the paper bin.
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper
To load a sheet of paper from the paper table:
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Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2.
Press the PAPER PATH button to select CUT SHEET (the
indicator lights).
3.
Press the FRONT DIR button to select the direction of ejecting
single sheets.
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Front ejection — FRONTDIR indicator lights.
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Rear ejection — FRONTDIR indicator doesn’t light.
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4.
Adjust the left margin.
On the left hand side of the paper table, a scale graduated in
units of 1 [mm]. When the paper guide is positioned at scale 0
[mm], the left margin is 5 mm (0.2 inch).
Push the lock lever down to secure the guide.
5. Pull the subguide out as required to accommodate the paper size.
NOTE
When using the paper whose width is under 100 mm (4 inch),
position the paper guide at scale 0 [mm].
Preparing to load a sheet of paper
6.
Insert a sheet of paper into the paper table. Make sure that the
front edge of the paper engages snugly with the feed roller.
NOTE
If paper skews when it is loaded, the printer does not print and ejects
the paper. (This function can be disabled by a setting in setup mode.)
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7.
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,
press the S MICRO FEED button or the T MICRO FEED
button. The paper will move forward or backward in 1/180-inch
increments.
After loading paper, the printer goes into online mode.
Loading a sheet of paper
8.
Print a sample page and check the page margins. Make the
following adjustments, as necessary:
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Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guide if required.
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Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
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Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
NOTE
Do not open the front cover during printing. With the cover open
detection option installed, the printer never prints while the front
cover is open. Close the front cover to perform printing.
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Loading Paper from the Cut Sheet Feeder
(Option)
A cut sheet feeder (SF940) 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. See
Chapter 8 for more information on the cut sheet feeder.
For installation of the feeder, refer to its user’s manual. When a feeder is
mounted and the feeder cable is connected, the printer automatically
knows the feeder type and controls the feeder accordingly.
1.
Two steps of extension are available for supporting long sheets
of paper.
Steps of extension
2.
Adjust 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.
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3.
Slide the right paper guide until the distance between the
two guides is the approximate width of your paper.
Manually fan the stack of paper and place it in the paper bin.
NOTE
A short horizontal mark inside the left paper guide indicates
the maximum capacity of the bin. Make sure that your
paper stack does not exceed this horizontal mark.
Loading the cut sheet feeder (Front feed)
Loading the cut sheet feeder (Rear feed)
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4.
Readjust the right paper guide, leaving a slight gap between the
paper guide and the right edge of the paper. Slide the guide to
the approximate width of the paper, or the paper will not be
loaded properly. Pull the right locking lever forward.
5.
Push the bin lever down to the “SET” position.
6.
Load paper to the top-of-form position using either of the
following methods:
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7.
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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 the SMICRO button or
the TMICRO button (micro feed).
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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.
After loading paper, the printer goes into online mode.
Print a sample page and check the page margins. Make the
following adjustments, as necessary:
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Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guides if required.
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Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
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Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
NOTE
Do not open the front cover during printing.
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
the following method:
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USING
CONTINUOUS
FORMS
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Press and hold down the LF/FF button to execute a forward
form feed.
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.
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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 front of the printer. After the paper is installed in the
printer, the paper path should look like this:
Good placement
Bad placement
Placement of continuous forms
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Loading Continuous Forms (Front Feed)
This section explains how to use continuous forms as the tractor unit is
installed at the front of the printer. The tractor unit pushes continuous
forms. This condition applies when you first purchase the printer.
Up to 8-ply media can be fed by the front tractor unit.
You can use continuous forms paper even if you have a cut sheet feeder
installed at the rear of the printer.
To load continuous forms paper:
1.
Make sure that the printer is turned on. Remove any single-sheet
paper from the printer.
2.
Lift up the paper table as shown below.
3.
Release the tractor locking levers by pulling them up. Open the
tractor paper holders. See the following figure.
4.
Position the left tractor. Push the left locking lever down to
secure the tractor. Center the middle forms support.
Positioning the tractors
5.
Adjust the left margin.
Below the left tractor, 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
zero line, the left margin is 12 mm (0.5 inch) including
perforation area and the arrow indicates the location of the first
character.
6.
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Fit the paper feed holes onto the left and right tractor pins.
Adjust the right tractor to the width of the form. Close the paper
holders.
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Paper Holders
Adjusting paper tension
7.
Pull the right tractor to stretch the paper taut. Push the right
locking lever down to secure the tractor in place.
8.
Lower the paper table to the down position (normal mode).
Paper table
Lowering the cut sheet stand
CAUTION
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Before lowering the paper table, make sure that the paper holders
are closed.
If the holders are opened, they may cause damage to the tractors
and the paper table.
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Make sure that the paper table is positioned to its normal mode. If
it is not done, jamming may occur when continuous forms paper is
fed.
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9.
Press the PAPER PATH button to select “FRONT TRACTOR”.
(The indicator lights.)
10. Press the LOAD button to advance the paper to the top-of-form
position. Top-of-form is the first line on which printing can start.
After loading paper, the printer goes into online mode.
11. Print a sample page and check the page margins. Make the
following adjustments, as necessary:
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Horizontal alignment. Move the forms tractors as required.
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Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
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Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup
mode (see Chapter 5).
NOTE
Do not open the front cover during printing.
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Loading Continuous Forms (Rear Feed)
A tractor is supplied as standard and is attached to the front of the printer.
It can be attached to the rear of the printer. You can also buy a tractor
unit as an additional rear tractor unit.
A maximum of 8-ply media can be fed from the rear tractor unit.
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Put the paper table in the normal mode when the rear tractor unit
is to be used.
For reinstalling the tractor unit for rear feed, see page 2-10 to 2-13.
1.
Press the PAPER PATH button to select REAR TRACTOR (the
indicator lights).
2.
Set the continuous forms.
Go to step 3-8 in the section Loading Continuous Forms
(Front Feed) in this chapter.
3.
Load the continuous forms.
Go to step 9 in the section Loading Continuous Forms (Front
Feed) in this chapter.
Unloading Continuous Forms
To unload continuous forms:
1.
Make sure that the FRONT TRACTOR or REAR TRACTOR
indicator lights.
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 up to 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.
NOTE
If continuous forms are unloaded without stopping, the
paper may slip off the tractors.
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Tearing Off Continuous Forms
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
front and rear of the printer.
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 HARDWARE 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).
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.
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2.
Tear the paper off at the perforation.
Tearing off continuous forms (front feed)
Tearing off continuous forms (rear feed)
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Press any button to retract the forms back to the top-of-form
position.
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FEEDING AND
POSITIONING
PAPER
The following functions are available whether the printer is online or
offline.
Line Feed/Form Feed
Use the line feed/form feed function to move paper forward.
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Pressing and holding down the LF/FF button feeds one sheet of
paper.
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Pressing the LF/FF button once advances the paper one line (do
not hold the button more than three seconds).
Micro Feed
Use the micro feed function to fine tune the position of the paper.
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Press the S MICRO button to feed paper backward by 1/180
inch.
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Press the T MICRO button to feed paper forward by 1/180 inch.
Remember that the top-of-form will differ from the original setting.
Load Position Adjust
Use also the micro feed function to adjust the load position of the paper.
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When the S MICRO button or the T MICRO button is used
immediately after the LOAD button is pressed, the adjusted
position of paper is retained as the new load position until the
power is turned off.
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Pressing the ONLINE and LOAD buttons simultaneously saves
the new position permanently.
The load position can be set for single sheets and continuous forms
respectively.
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TIPS ON PAPER
HANDLING
General Tips
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Use high-quality paper. Do not use paper that is wrinkled or
curled at the edges.
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Do not use paper with staples or metal parts.
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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.
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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.
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To ensure smoother feeding of paper-stapled, multipart forms,
raise the rear stacker to support the forms.
Envelopes
When printing envelopes, use the paper table or the manual feed slot of
the cut sheet feeder. Note the following:
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When loading envelopes, make sure that the envelope flaps face
forward. Otherwise, the envelopes may jam in the printer.
Labels
•
Be careful to check operating conditions when using labels.
Labels are sensitive to temperature and humidity.
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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.
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Do not feed labels backwards using the LOAD button from the
control panel. Jamming may occur.
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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.
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Test-print labels before running a job. If jams occur, go into
setup mode and
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set the paper thickness control to manual mode and
set the paper thickness indicator to a wider position
manually.
If jamming problems continue, try a different type of label.
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PRINTING
PRINTING
This chapter describes the following everyday
printing operations:
MULTIPART FORMS
(HI IMPACT MODE)
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Using multipart form (hi impact mode)
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Starting, stopping, or resuming printing
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Removing printed pages
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Clearing the print buffer
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Instructions for loading paper are given in Chapter 3.
This printer has enough capability to print multipart forms. When
superior copy capability is required, use the hi impact mode. Press the
HI IMPACT button on the printer control panel. This function is valid
when the HI IMPACT indicator lights.
Print control panel
NOTE
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Setting hi impact mode by pressing the HI IMPACT button is
cancelled when you turn off the printer.
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If you wish to have the hi impact mode set on power-on, save the
setting in setup mode.
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SELECTING PRINT
FEATURES
The print features you select determine how your printed pages will look.
Print features include the following:
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Print quality
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Fonts
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Pitch (characters per horizontal inch)
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Page length and width
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Line spacing (lines per vertical inch)
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.
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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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.
To determine which features your software supports and how to select
them, refer to your software documentation.
Using the Control Panel
Use the ONLINE and LF/FF button to directly select one of the two
menus.
Printer control panel
The AUTO GAP and HI IMPACT buttons specify 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.
When you first turn the printer on, the MENU 1 indicator is 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.
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.
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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:
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1.
Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
2.
Repeatedly press the ONLINE and LF/FF buttons. 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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Table 4.1 MENU1 and MENU2 Settings
Setting
Print Feature
Default Settings
For easy reference, check (9) or record
your default settings in the space below.
MENU1
MENU2
Emulation
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
IBM Proprinter XL24E
Epson ESC/P2
Font
Courier 10
Prestige Elite 12
Compressed 17
Boldface PS
Pica 10
Correspondence
OCR-B 10
OCR-A 10
Courier Normal 10 (outline)
Courier Bold 10 (outline)
Courier Italic 10 (outline)
Nimbus Sans Normal PS (outline)
Nimbus Sans Bold PS (outline)
Nimbus Sans Italic PS (outline)
Timeless Normal PS (outline)
Timeless Bold PS (outline)
Timeless Italic PS (outline)
Downloaded font 0
Downloaded font 1
Print quality
Letter
Report
Draft
High-speed draft
Pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12
15, 17, 18 or 20 cpi
Proportional spacing
Other features:
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3.
STARTING OR
STOPPING
PRINTING
Press the ONLINE button to return online. You are ready to
print using the selected menu.
Starting Printing
Before you start to print, make sure that paper is loaded.
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.
To resume printing, press the ONLINE button again. To cancel printing,
use the cancel commands provided by your software or computer. To
clear the print buffer, place the printer offline and press the PRINT
MODE and AUTO GAP 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 PPROUT (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.
To resume printing when paper runs out, use either of the methods
described below:
Printing the remaining lines on a page
This method is convenient to continue printing under the paper-out
condition, but is not available when the cut sheet feeder is used.
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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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CAUTION
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 or 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 after an Area Over warning
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.
The AREA OVER detection control 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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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.
Removing Continuous Forms
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.
CLEARING THE
PRINT BUFFER
Place the printer offline. Press the PRINT MODE and AUTO GAP
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,
paper loading position settings, and downloaded fonts.
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USING SETUP MODE
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.
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.
HOW TO USE THIS
CHAPTER
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
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:
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Printing a List of Selected Options
•
Deciding Which Options to Change
•
MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options
•
Hardware Items and Options
•
Print Position Adjustment Items and Options
•
Configuration Items and Options
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•
Head Gap Adjustment Items and 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 from the front
tractor 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 front continuous forms paper is loaded and press
the PAPER PATH button to select the approporiate paper path.
If continuous forms paper is fed from the rear or a CSF is
mounted, the printer does not enter SETUP mode.
2.
Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
3.
Press the AUTO GAP and HI IMPACT buttons simultaneously
until the printer beeps.
Entering setup mode
If you do not hear a beep or an alarm beep (beeps four times),
you are not in setup mode. Place the printer offline and try again.
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4.
When the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the
following information.
Initial printout in setup mode
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 cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide is
initially positioned at the SAVE & END function.
Setup mode can also be entered by turning off the printer, then turning
the printer back on while pressing the AUTO GAP and HI IMPACT
buttons simultaneously until the printer beeps.
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When you enter setup mode, the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
OVERVIEW OF
SETUP MODE
<< FUNCTION >>
SAVE&END MENU1
HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT
printed:
MENU2
INITIAL
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
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.
GAP-ADJ
Adjust the gap between the print head and printing
paper.
DEFAULT
Resets factory defaults in MENU1 and MENU2.
INITIAL
Resets factory defaults in MENU1, MENU2,
HARDWRE, ADJUST, CONFIG, GAP-ADJ.
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:
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1.
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide
at the function you require.
2.
Press the S button or the T 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,
CONFIG, and GAP-ADJ functions contain items that have
selectable options. The other functions have neither items nor
options.
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The first three MENU1 items and their options are shown below.
Items are enclosed in single brackets < >.
< EMULATE>DPL24C+
<FONT
COUR 10
COUR-I
>
PRSTG12
N.SAN-N
<QUALITY>LETTER
XL24E
ESC/P2
COMPRSD
N.SAN-B
BOLDFCE
N.SAN-I
PICA 10
TIMLS-N
REPORT
DRAFT
HI-DRFT
CORRESP
TIMLS-B
OCR-B
TIMLS-I
OCR-A
DOWNLD0
COUR-N
DOWNLD1
COUR-B
To select an option from the <item> menu:
1.
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide
at the option you require.
2.
Press the T button to select the option. The printer prints the
next item and its options. You can press S 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 AUTO GAP and HI IMPACT buttons simultaneously
until the printer beeps.
3.
Select the MENU2 function.
Wait for the printer to stop printing and press the “TEAR OFF”
or “LOAD” button twice to position the cursor on the left edge
of the aluminum print guide at MENU2. Press the “S” button
or the “T” button to select the MENU2 function and print the
<EMULATE> item and its options.
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4.
Select the current emulation.
Since you do not want to change the emulation, press the “T”
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 “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button once to position the
cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide on
PRSTG12. Press the “T” 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 T
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 “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button once to position the
cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide on 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 on the left edge of the aluminum print guide is
on SAVE & END, press the S MICRO FEED button or the T
MICRO FEED 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
•
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 T button. To move backward (print the
previous item), press the S 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.
PRINTING A LIST OF
SELECTED
OPTIONS
•
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).
•
To exit setup mode and permanently save your changes, select
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 poweron defaults are active when you turn the printer on again.
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 AUTO GAP button and the HI IMPACT 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
HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT
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INITIAL
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
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2.
Select the LIST function.
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide
on LIST. Next press the S button or the T 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.
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 cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide is
positioned on SAVE & END, then press the S button or the T
button.
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*1 FORMAT to CD are not printed when PARALEL option is selected for
INTRFCE.
It is printed equipped with RS-232C.
*2 TEAR-EN is printed when AUTO option is selected for TEAROFF.
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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)
•
Print head gap adjustment settings (GAP-ADJ function)
Most selectable options only alter print features, such as the typestyle,
and page format. 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 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and
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 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and
Options later in this chapter.
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Table 5.2 Required Options (Cont.)
Function
Item
Option
HARDWRE
FORMAT
BAUD-RT
PROTOCL
DSR
DUPLEX
CTS
CD
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.
None
If you are not using software to specify the top
margin of the page, use the printer’s default topof-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).
ADJUST
See the section Hardware Items and Options
later in this chapter.
See the section Print Position Adjustment Items
and Options later in this chapter.
CONFIG
None
You can change the printer’s primary
configuration.
See the section Configuration Items and
Options later in this chapter.
GAP-ADJ
None
If you adjust the gap manually or fix the gap,
change the setting.
See the section Print Head Gap Adjustment
Items and Options.
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MENU1 AND MENU2
ITEMS AND
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.
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 options is referred to in the section Setup
Mode Example.
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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.
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.
<FONT>
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
MENU2 Items
<FONT>
(continued)
Options
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>
<PITCH>
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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 3.5 times letter speed.
## 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)
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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
<LINE SP>
Options
## LPI
Description
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lpi
(lines per vertical inch)
6 lpi
3 lpi (double spacing)
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
<CHAR-W>
Change also the pitch 2 TIMES or 4 TIMES
is selected.
NORMAL
Standard character width
2 TIMES
Double character width
4 TIMES
(*1)
Quadruple character width
<CHAR-H>
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TIMES is selected.
NORMAL
Standard character height
2 TIMES
Double character height
4 TIMES
(*1)
Quadruple character height
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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
<ATTRIB>
Description
Selects an attribute to add emphasis to your
documents.
Only one attribute may be selected at a time.
NONE
ITALICS
CONDNSD
(*1)
SHADOW
BOLD
<PAGE LG>
Specifies the length of the page in inches.
## IN
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, 18.0
inches, or LINE
For Epson ESC/P2 emulation: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, ...,
11.0, 11.5, ..., 22.0 inches
LINE
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Selecting the page length by specifying
number of lines per page (default: 66 lines per
page) Selecting this option displays the <PG
LX10> and <PG LX1>. Use in combination
the <PG LX10> to set the tens value of the
lines-per-page setting, and the <PG LX1> to
set the ones value of the lines-per-page 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
<PG LX10>
<PG LX1>
Options
Tens value
setting for
setting
number of
lines per
page
Ones value
setting for
setting
number of
lines per
page
<LFT-END>
0 LINE, 10 LINE, 20 LINE, 30 LINE 40
LINE, 50 LINE, 60 LINE, 70 LINE 80 LINE,
90 LINE
•
The LINE setting depends on the line
spacing setting 'LINE SP'.
•
When 0 LINE is set, the line spacing
value is 11.0 IN (only when both 'PG
LX10' = '0 LINE' and 'PG LX1' = '0
LINE' are set).
0 LINE, 1 LINE, 2 LINE, 3 LINE 4 LINE, 5
LINE, 6 LINE, 7 LINE 8 LINE, 9 LINE
•
The LINE setting depends on the line
spacing setting 'LINE SP'.
•
When 0 LINE is set, the line spacing
value is 11.0 IN (only when both 'PG
LX10' = '0 LINE' and 'PG LX1' = '0
LINE' are set).
Specifies the print start column for changing
the left margin. Printing starts at the position
given by this column plus your softwarespecified left margin.
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Column 1, 2, 3, ..., 41
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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
<TOP-MRG>
Description
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>.
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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 (*2)
and(*3).
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USA
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
<LANGUGE>
(continued)
Options
Description
SLOV
Slovenian
SLOV-T
Slovenian two-pass
POLISH
Polish
POLSH-T
Polish two-pass
MAZOWIA
Mazowian
MAZOW-T
Mazowian two-pass
LATIN2
Latin 2
LATIN2-T
Latin 2 two-pass
KAMENIC
Kamenicky
KAMEN-T
Kamenicky two-pass
TURKY
Turkish
TURKY-T
Turkish two-pass
CYRILIC
Cyrillic
IBM437
IBM 437
IBM851
IBM 851
ELOT928
ELOT 928
PG-DHN
Code page DHN
LATIN-P
Latin Polish
ISO-LTN
ISO Latin
LITHUA1
Lithuanian1
LITHUA2
Lithuanian2
MIK
MACEDON
Macedonian
PG-MAC
ELOT927
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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
<LANGUGE>
(continued)
Options
Description
ABG
ABY
DEC GR
HBR-OLD
PG862
HBR-DEC
GREEK 11
ISO-TUK
ISO Turkish
RUSCII
LATIN-9
WCP1250
Windows-1250
WCP1251
Windows-1251
WCP1252
Windows-1252
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FRENCH
French
ITALIAN
Italian
SPANISH
Spanish
DANISH1
Danish I
DANISH2
Danish II
FINNISH
Finnish
NORWEGN
Norwegian
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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
<LANGUGE>
(continued)
<CHR-SET>
Options
Description
DANISH1
Danish I
ITALIAN
Italian
SPANSH1
Spanish I
SPANSH2
Spanish II
JAPAN
Japanese
NORWEGN
Norwegian
LATIN A
Latin American
FRENCH
French
DANISH2
Danish II
KOREA
Korea
LEGAL
Legal
(*2)
SET 1
IBM character set 1
SET 2
IBM character set 2
If a downloaded (soft) font is used, the
character set for that font overrides the
<CHR-SET> setting.
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ITALIC
Italic characters are available.
GRAPHIC
Graphics characters (ruled lines) are
available.
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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
<PRF-SKP>
<WIDTH>
Description
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
One inch is skipped around the perforation.
NO-SKIP
The perforation is not skipped. Printing
continues in the bottom margin of the page.
13.6 IN
13.6-inch page width
11.4 IN
11.4-inch page width
11.0 IN
11-inch page width
8.0 IN
8-inch page width
<ZEROFNT>
(*2)
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.
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NO-SLSH
0
SLASH
0
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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
<DC3-CDE>
(*4)
<CR-CODE>
<LF-CODE>
(*2)
Options
ENABLE
Description
Enables the DC1 and DC3 codes.
Any data received between DC3 and the
next DC1 is ignored.
DISABLE
Disables the DC1 and DC3 codes. These
codes are then ignored.
CR ONLY
No line feed is added to a carriage return.
CR & LF
A line feed is added to each carriage return.
LF ONLY
No carriage return is added to a line feed.
LF & CR
A carriage return is added to each line feed.
Note
The default value of <LF-CODE> changes with the selected emulations as
follows.
"LF&CR" is a default value in the DPL24C+ emulations.
"LF ONLY" is a default value in the XL24E emulations.
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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
<RGHTEND>
<==END==>
*1
*2
*3
*4
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Options
Description
WRAP
End-of-line wrap. Causes a carriage return
plus a line feed.
OVR-PRT
Characters are overprinted at the end of a
line.
Indicates the end of MENU1 items. Press
the T button to print the first item,
<EMULATE>. Press the S button to print
the previous item, <RGHTEND>. Press the
ONLINE button to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
Unavailable 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
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Resetting MENU1 and MENU2
To reset the factory defaults for both MENU1 and MENU2, select the
DEFAULT/INITIAL 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,
CONFIG, and GAP-ADJ functions. The INITIAL function can reset
those options which are handled by the HARDWRE, ADJUST, CONFIG,
and GAP-ADJ functions.
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>
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Specifies how the printer responds when you
run out of paper.
CNTONLY
The printer detects paper-out only for
continuous forms. Printing stops and the
PAPER OUT indicator lights red.
DETECT
The printer detects paper-out for both
continuous forms and single sheets. Printing
stops and the PAPER OUT indicator lights
red.
IGNORE
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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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
<PRT-DIR>
Options
Description
BI-DIR
Bidirectional printing. The printer prints in
either direction while seeking the next print
direction for a shorter print time.
UNI-DIR
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.
<BUZZER>
Enables or disables the printer status buzzer.
ON
Buzzer on (recommended).
The printer beeps to indicate paperout or
other conditions.
OFF
<WORD-LG>
To determine the required word length, refer
to your computer documentation. Select 8BIT to print bit image graphics.
8 BIT
8-bit word length (used by most computers)
7 BIT
7-bit word length (MSB = 0)
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Buzzer off under any conditions.
Assigns buffer memory to input data and
downloaded font data.
Print buffer
Download buffer
NONE
0 byte
128K bytes
256BYTE
256 bytes
127.75K bytes
2KBYTE
2K bytes
126K bytes
8KBYTE
8K bytes
120K bytes
24KBYTE
24K bytes
104K bytes
32KBYTE
32K bytes
96K bytes
96KBYTE
96K bytes
32K bytes
128KBYT
128K 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
<BUFFER>
(continued)
Description
NOTE:
<INTRFCE>
•
0BYTE option is recommended only
for graphics application.
•
With 128KB selected, the printer
cannot accept any download font data.
Selects the type of the interface to the
computer.
PARALEL
Centronics parallel interface
SERIAL
RS-232C serial interface
USB
USB interface
AUTO-2S
Auto interface selection mode
AUTO-4S
AUTO-6S
•
Both interfaces are ready for
communication.
AUTO10S
AUTO15S
•
Specify the timing regarding the selected
interface as being inactive.
AUTO20S
To switch the interface to the optional LAN
interface, mount the LAN card with the setup
mode set to “AUTO-XS” or “AUTOXXS”
under “INTERFCE,” which in turn is under
“HARDWRE” The interface will
automatically switch to the optional LAN
interface.
To switch the interface to something other
than the optional LAN interface, do either of
the following:
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To return the setup mode to
“INTERFCE” under “HARDWRE,”
remove the LAN card.
•
To switch the interface to a fixed
interface, set PARALEL,USB with the
LAN card mounted, and the setup mode
set to “INTERFCE” under
“HARDWRE.”
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
Description
Serial Interface or USB 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>
Number
of data
bits
Parity bit
Number of stop
bits
8NONE 1
8
None
1
8NONE 2
8
None
2
8EVEN 1
8
Even
1
8ODD 1
8
Odd
1
7EVEN 1
7
Even
1
7ODD 1
7
Odd
1
7MARK 1
7
Mark
1
7SPACE 1
7
Space
1
7EVEN 2
7
Even
2
7ODD 2
7
Odd
2
The data format also includes a start bit. The
mark is logical 1. The space is logical 0.
<BAUD-RT>
150
300
600
The baud rate is in bps (bits per second).
Select the same baud rate as used by your
computer or modem.
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
<PROTOCL>
<DSR>
<DUPLEX>
<CTS>
<CD>
<==END==>
Description
Indicates data transmission protocol.
XON/XOF
The DC1 and DC3 codes are used.
DTR
The Data Terminal Ready signal is used.
REV-CHL
The Reverse Channel signal is used.
IGNORE
DSR is ignored by the printer.
DETECT
DSR is detected by the printer.
FULL
Simultaneous data transmission occurs in
opposite directions.
HALF
Data transmission occurs in either direction,
but not simultaneously.
IGNORE
CTS is ignored by the printer.
DETECT
CTS is detected by the printer.
IGNORE
CD is ignored by the printer.
DETECT
CD is detected by the printer.
Indicates the end of the HARDWRE item
list. Press the T button to print the first item,
which is <PPR-OUT>.
Press the S button to print the previous item.
Press the ONLINE button to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
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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 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 = 1.8/6 inch (7.6mm)
•
Top margin specified by your software
•
Printer TOP-MRG (top margin setting), default = 1 line
Table 5.5 describes the ADJUST 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.
Options
HARDWRE
Items
<FCNTORG>
1/6 IN
1.8/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<FCNTFIN>
<RCNTORG>
Sets the top-of-form for front
continuous forms in increments of 1/6
inch (4.2 mm) from the physical top of
the page.
The default is recommended if your top
margin is not software-specified. A
setting of 1/6 inch is preferable when
your top margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form position for
front continuous forms.
0/180, ..., 29/180
Increases top-of-form in increments of
1/180 inch
(0.14 mm).
1/6 IN
Sets the top-of-form for rear continuous
forms in increments of 1/6 inch (4.2
mm) from the physical top of the page.
1.8/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<RCNTFIN>
The default is recommended if your top
margin is not software-specified. A
setting of 1/6 inch is preferable when
your top margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form position for
rear continuous forms.
0/180, ..., 29/180
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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.
Options
HARDWRE
Items
<FCUTORG>
1/6 IN
1.8/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<FCUTFIN>
<RCUTORG>
Sets the top-of-form for front single
sheets in increments of 1/6 inch (4.2
mm) from the physical top of the page.
The default is recommended if your top
margin is not software-specified. A
setting of 1/6 inch is preferable when
your top margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form position for
front single sheets.
0/180, ..., 29/180
Increases top-of-form in increments of
1/180 inch
(0.14 mm).
1/6 IN
Sets the top-of-form for rear single
sheets in increments of 1/6 inch (4.2
mm) from the physical top of the page.
1.8/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<RCUTFIN>
The default is recommended if your top
margin is not software-specified. A
setting of 1/6 inch is preferable when
your top margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form position for
rear single sheets.
0/180, ..., 29/180
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Description
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.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
<CNT-LFT>
Fine-tunes the left print start position
for continuous forms.
-10/90, ..., 0/90,
..., 10/90
<CUT-LFT>
..., 10/90
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
<RCNTADJ>
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
<FCNTAJL>
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
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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,
<FCNTADJ>
Description
Moves the position left or right in
increments of 1/90 inch
(0.28 mm).
Compensates for the forms feed error
accumulated through feeding of front
continuous forms.
Compensates for the forms feed error
accumulated through feeding of rear
continuous forms.
Compensates for the forms feed error
accumulated through feeding of front
continuous forms. (Last page)
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NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
<RCNTAJL>
Options
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
<CUT-ADJ>
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
<FCSFADJ>
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
Description
Compensates for the forms feed error
accumulated through feeding of rear
continuous forms. (Last page)
Compensates the line spacing pitch on
the basis of the spacing error
accumulated for feeding single sheets
by10 inches.
Decreases or increases in increments of
1/360 inch in total.
Compensates the line spacing pitch on
the basis of the spacing error
accumulated for feeding single sheets
by10 inches.
Decreases or increases in increments of
1/360 inch in total.
This option is available only when
paper is being loaded in the front cut
sheet feeder.
<RCSFADJ>
-14/360, -9/360, 4/360, 0/360
4/360, 9/360,
14/360,
GRAPHIC(*1)
Compensates the line spacing pitch on
the basis of the spacing error
accumulated for feeding single sheets
by10 inches.
Decreases or increases in increments of
1/360 inch in total.
This option is available only when
paper is being loaded in the rear cut
sheet feeder.
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Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
<==END==>
Options
Description
Indicates the end of MENU1 items.
Press the T button to print the first
item, <FCNTORG>. Press the S
button to print the previous item,
<RCSFADJ>. Press the ONLINE
button to reprint the <<FUNCTION>>
menu.
*1: When printing graphics, selecting “GRAPHIC” may result in the
printing of clearer graphics.
The CONFIG function defines the printer’s primary configuration. You
can set the following options to ensure that the printer meets your
requirements:
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CHANGING
CONFIGURATION
OPTIONS
•
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>
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Description
Auto or manual tearoff feed.
MANUAL
Automatic tearoff feed is invalid, and
tearoff feed must be done using the
TEAR OFF button.
AUTO
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>
Description
Tearoff position.
VISIBLE
Select this option when your software
positions forms to the next topofform after printing the last data.
The printer performs tearoff feed
without adding a form feed when data
transfer has stopped.
ALWAYS
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).
0 SEC
1 SEC
2 SEC
4 SEC
6 SEC
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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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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
Description
In some application
programs, data
<TEAR-EN>
(continued)
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.
AUTO
Single sheet paper is automatically
loaded a certain time after you set the
paper.
BUTTON
Single sheet paper can be loaded by
pressing the LOAD button.
The following <LOADTIM> item is printed when CUTLOAD:AUTO
is specified for the <CUTLOAD> item.
<LOADTIM>
Autoload start time.
0.5, 1.0, 1.5,
2.0 2.5,
3.0SEC
<DECODE>
Autoloading starts when this amount
of time passes after you set single
sheet paper.
Command decode timing.
DIRECT
The printer decodes certain
commands immediately after
receiving data.
Example:
ESC SUB I, ESC CR
P (DPL24C+) ESC
Q # (IBM XL24E)
QUEUED
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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>
Description
Area-over detection control.
ENABLE
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.
DISABLE
<CUT-ONL>
Does not detect the edges. Select
this option when you are using
colored or preprinted paper.
Printer status after loading paper in
offline mode for single sheets.
OFFLINE
Remains offline after paper loading.
ONLINE
Goes into online after paper
loading.
<CNT-ONL>
Printer status after loading paper in
offline mode for continuous forms.
OFFLINE
Remains offline after paper loading.
ONLINE
Goes into online after paper
loading.
<LOCK>
Lock function of setup mode.
NONE
Enables all buttons on the control
panel.
SETUP
Disables the setup-related buttons
to keep the printer from entering
setup mode during the offline state.
ALL
Disables the setup-related buttons
and the MENU button.
Once this setting has been selected,
setup mode cannot be entered from
the control panel. To cancel this
setting, turn the power on while
simultaneously pressing the HI
IMPACT, PAPER PATH, and
LF/FF buttons.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
<//S//>
Description
Effectiveness of the Cut Sheet
Selection command (//S//).
DISABLE
Makes the command ineffective.
ENABLE
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.
<FCNT-PE>
Detection of end of front continuous
forms.
TRACTOR
Paper end is detected by the sensor on
the tractor unit.
Paper-end unprinted area:
Continuous forms: About 101 mm
EDGE
Regardless of paper end, printing
continues near to the edge of paper.
Paper-end unprinted area: About 4
mm for both continuous forms
<RCNT-PE>
Detection of end of rear continuous
forms.
TRACTOR
Paper end is detected by the sensor on
the tractor unit.
Paper-end unprinted area:
Continuous forms: About 157 mm
EDGE
Regardless of paper end, printing
continues near to the edge of paper.
Paper-end unprinted area:
About 4 mm for both continuous
forms
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
GATHER
Description
Setting of ribbon protective control at
a line feed on continuous forms
ENABLE
The protective control is executed.
DISABLE
The protective control is not
executed.
CUT-CTL
Setting of retracting control at
canceling TEAR OFF of continuous
forms.
PRCISIN
The precision-prioritized retracting
control is executed.
It retracts a certain amount of paper
(the top part of the paper which hangs
out from the TOFS), and then moves
back to the position before TEAR
OFF. If TOFS detects paper end
when a certain amount of paper is
retracted, it executes the continuous
forms save operation and then
executes the paper loading operation.
SPEED
The speed-prioritized retracting
control is executed.
It retracts the paper by the amount the
paper was advanced.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
SKIP-PR
Description
Setting of printing speed change
processing (skip)
ENABLE
The skip processing is executed.
When a certain amount of blank
spaces are found in a line, it
changes the printing speed for the
blank spaces.
DISABLE
The skip processing is not executed.
It does not change the printing
speed for the blank spaces.
-
STATUS
Setting of the asynchronous status
function
ENABLE
The status information is stored in
the send buffer by a nibble mode
request.
DISABLE
The status information is not stored
in the send buffer by a nibble mode
request.
BANDCTL
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If the printing speed of the
printing data varies before and
after the blank spaces (such as
LQ characters + blank space +
CQ characters), it changes
printing speeds regardless of
this setting.
Setting of reducing backward line
feeds as much as possible.
Backward line feeds occur when
printing vertical enlargement
characters or multi-path characters
which involve several printing
paths for a print activation.
ENABLE
Reduce control is performed.
DISABLE
Reduce control is not performed.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
TOF-CTL
Setting of priority on TOF control to
a printer driver specification or a
setup specification. TOF control
determines the amout of the top
margin when paper is fed to the home
position.
DRIVER
Driver specification is given priority.
SETUP
Setup specification is given priority.
<CUTEDIR>
Selection of the eject direction of cut
sheets with manually feeding of cut
sheets
FRONT
Ejected to the front.
REAR
Ejected to the rear.
<CSFEDIR>
Selection of the eject direction of cut
sheets with use of a CSF
FRONT
Ejected to the front.
REAR
Ejected to the rear.
<CUTEJCT>
Selection for automatic ejection of
cut sheets
AUTO
Automatic ejection of cut sheets
when no cut sheet is detected
MANUAL
No automatic ejection of cut sheets
when no cut sheet is detected
<FL-CENT>
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Selection of the print carrier position
when paper is fed via a front path
(with feeding of continuous forms
paper from the front, use of a front
CSF, and manual feeding of cut
sheets)
POSN1
Position 1: Column 31
POSN2
Position 2: Column 42
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
<RL-CENT>
Selection of the print carrier position
when paper is fed via a front path (with
feeding of continuous forms paper from
the rear and use of a rear CSF)
POSN1
Position 1: Column 31
POSN2
Position 2: Column 42
<SKEWCNT>
Detection of paper feed skew
ENABLE
Enables paper feed skew detection.
DISABLE
Disables paper feed skew detection.
<FF-CODE>
Selection of the method of processing
for the FF code is received in cut sheet
mode or for the “LF/FF” switch
EJECT
Ejects cut sheets.
FORM-FD
Uses a page break.
<PRT-CUT>
Selection of the cut amount (margin) on
both sides of continuous forms paper
when AREACNT, the cut amount in
continuous printing, is set to ENABLE
71/180
Sets the cut amount for printing to
71/180 inches (about 10.0 mm).
99/180
Sets the cut amount for printing to
99/180 inches (about 14.0 mm).
<CSFBIN1>
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Description
Selection of the CSF for bin 1 if both a
front CSF and rear CSF are mounted
FRONT
Front CSF
REAR
Rear CSF
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
<CNT-LD>
Selection for the paper feeding of
continuous forms paper
PRCISIN
Gives a higher priority to precision.
SPEED
Gives a higher priority to speed.
<CSF-LD>
Selection of the method of feeding
from the CSF
NORMAL
Feeds paper directly from the CSF
hopper.
SWBACK
Feeds paper from the CSF hopper to
either the cut sheet table used with a
front CSF or the stacker used with a
rear CSF. Then, that paper is fed
again.
<CSFAPTC>
Paper thickness detection with use of
a CSF
ALWAYS
Every sheet of paper that is fed
NORMAL
Sheet of paper that is fed immediately
after the feed pin is switched
<LF-CTL>
Selection for LF mode
PRCISIN
Gives a higher priority to precision.
SPEED
Gives a higher priority to speed.
<PR-MODE>
Selection for print mode
(standard/low noise)
NORMAL
Prints in standard mode.
QUIET
Prints in low-noise mode.
<HI-IMPT>
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Selection for high impact printing
mode
DISABLE
Prints in standard impact mode.
ENABLE
Prints in high impact printing mode.
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NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG
Items
Options
<DQ-MODE >
<==END==>
Description
Selection for draft quality printing
mode
MODE1
Prints in 505CPS printing mode.
MODE2
Prints in 360CPS printing mode.
Indicates the end of the CONFIG
item list. Press the T button to print
the first item, which is <TEAROFF>.
Press the S button to print the
previous item. Press the ONLINE
button to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
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HEAD GAP
ADJUSTMENT
ITEMS AND
OPTIONS
The GAP-ADJ function adjusts the gap between the print head and the
paper. The automatic paper thickness control (APTC) feature is built in
this printer. If you adjust the gap manually or fix the gap, change the
option of GAP-ADJ function.
For the procedure how to change the options refer to the section Setup
Mode Example earlier in this chapter.
Table 5.7 GAP-ADJ Items and Options
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
GAP-ADJ
Items
Options
<AMOUNT>
<==END==>
Description
Specifies the print head gap.
AUTO
The print head gap is set
automatically.
MANUAL
Turn the paper thickness dial
(indicator) manually.
Indicates the end of the GAPADJ item list. Press the T
button to print the first item,
which is <AMOUNT>.
Press the S button to print the
previous item. Press the
ONLINE button to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
This section describes how to exit setup mode and save any changes you
made:
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To exit setup mode immediately, select the SAVE & END function.
EXITING AND
SAVING
Any settings changed while in setup mode are saved as the new poweron 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. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is shown below:
<< FUNCTION >>
SAVE&END MENU1
HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT
MENU2
INITIAL
HARDWRE
2.
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
Select the SAVE/END function.
Make sure that the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print
guide is positioned under SAVE & END. Press the S button or
the T 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 LOAD and, TEAR OFF buttons, turn on the
printer. Continue to press the two buttons until the printer beeps.
The factory defaults are now reset.
Another available method is to select INITIAL in SETUP mode.
The method of making settings is the same as the method for
selecting DEFAULT on the next page, except that INITIAL
must be selected instead of DEFAULT.
Resetting Factory Defaults in MENU1 and
MENU2
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 AUTO GAP button and the HI IMPACT 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
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MENU2
INITIAL
HARDWRE
2.
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
Select the DEFAULT function.
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide
on DEFAULT. Press the S button or the T 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 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options. To
exit setup mode and save the new defaults, make sure that the
cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide are
positioned on SAVE & END, then press the S MICRO button
or the T MICRO 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.
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.
If the DPL24C PLUS emulation is selected for MENU1, the self-test is
printed using the settings currently assigned to MENU1.
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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 “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button instead of the
ONLINE button to print the menu. The following
<<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<< FUNCTION >>
SAVE&END MENU1
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MENU2
INITIAL
HARDWRE
2.
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
Select the SELF-TST function.
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide
on SELF-TST, and then press the “ ” button or the “ ” button.
The printer selects SELF-TST and starts printing. A short help
menu is printed at the top of the page, followed by the selftest.
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 “LOAD” button. To resume self-test
printing, press the “LOAD” 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
LF/FF 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.
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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.
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 AUTO GAP button and the HI IMPACT button
simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to
stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>>
menu is printed:
2.
<< FUNCTION >>
SAVE&END MENU1
HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT
MENU2
INITIAL
HARDWRE
Select the HEX-DUMP function.
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide
on HEX-DUMP, then press the “ ” button or the ” ” 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.
Press the “LOAD” button to pause during hex dump printing.
To resume hex dump printing, press the “LOAD”button again.
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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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 LF/FF 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, but data that was sent to the printer is printed.
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 356 mm (14 inches) wide 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 Items and Options for details. Then proceed as
follows to check and correct vertical print alignment:
1.
Enter setup mode.
Press the AUTO GAP button and the HI IMPACT 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
HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT
MENU2
INITIAL
HARDWRE
2.
ADJUST
CONFIG
GAP-ADJ
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
Select the V-ALMNT function.
Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to
position the cursor at V-ALMNT, then press the “S” button or
the “T” button to select the V-ALMNT function. The printer
prints the help menu then starts printing rows of parallel bars
using letter quality speed.
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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
“T” button until the bars are aligned. If the bars are offset to the
right, repeatedly press the “S” 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
4.
Bars offset to the right
Adjust the vertical print alignment at correspondence speed.
Press the “TEAR OFF” button to switch from letter speed to
correspondence speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment
as described in step 3.
Press the HI IMPACT button to enter Hi Impact mode. Make
similar adjustments.
5.
Adjust the vertical print alignment at draft speed.
Press the “TEAR OFF” button to switch from correspondence
speed to draft speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment
as described in step 3.
Press the HI IMPACT button to enter Hi Impact mode. Make
similar adjustments.
6.
Adjust the vertical print alignment at high draft speed.
Press the “TEAR OFF” button to switch from draft speed to
high draft speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment
as desoribed in step 3.
Press the HI IMPACT button to enter Hi Impact mode. Make
similar adjustments.
7.
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.
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Correct vertical print alignment
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REFERENCE
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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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DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION
Note:
Asterisks (*) indicate default setting at shipment.
or
Move red cursor on the prime guide.
or
Select function.
or
Move red cursor on the prime guide.
Select option, print next item.
Select option, print previous item.
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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:
•
The AGM item is provided:
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:
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•
The ZEROFNT and LF-CODE items are not defined.
•
The following options are different:
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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 TEAR OFF 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.
This printer is provided with a floppy disk which contains this
program called DLMENU. For DLMENU, see the last section
of chapter 2.
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
MAINTENANCE
6
Your printer requires very little care. Occasional
cleaning and replacement of the ribbon cartridge
are all that is required.
Lubrication of the printer is usually not 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 cover, the rear stacker, and the paper table 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.
It is easier to clean the printer when the front cover and the rear stacker
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 paper table, rear stacker,
and the cut sheet feeder.
3.
Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer,
including the cover, paper table, and rear stacker. A mild
detergent may be used.
CAUTION
Do not use solvents, kerosene, or abrasive cleaning materials
that may damage the printer.
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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.
Printer interior
5.
Re-install the ribbon cartridge. Close the front cover.
6.
Raise the paper table and rear stacker. Vacuum the forms
tractors and surrounding areas.
Cleaning the Platen
Clean the platen 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.
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2.
Place the cloth against the platen.
3.
To dry the platen, place a dry cloth against the platen.
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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.
Note:
If the power is turned off during or immediately after
printing, turn on the power again. Verify that the print
head has moved to the ribbon replacement position, and
then turn off the power again.
2.
Open the front cover of the printer. For easy installation, slide
the print head carriage to a position for replacing the ribbon
cartridge (indicated by the triangle marking on the front of the
upper cover).
CAUTION <HOT>
(HOT)
The print head and metal frame is hot during printing
or immediately after printing. Do not touch them until
it cools down.
Preparing the printer to install the ribbon cartridge
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3.
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.
Removing the ribbon cartridge
4.
Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package. Push in the
sides of the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs will snap into the
cartridge and the ribbon feed mechanism will engage.
Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to be sure that it feeds
properly.
Preparing the new ribbon cartridge
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5.
Place the two mounting pins on the ribbon support brackets of
the head cartridge. (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.
Installing the new ribbon cartridge
6.
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.
7.
Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to tighten the ribbon.
8.
Close the front cover of the printer.
Note:
The buzzer may sound if the print head is moved while the
power supply is ON.
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REPLACING THE
PRINT HEAD
The print head is easy to replace.
CAUTION <HOT>
(HOT)
The print head and metal frame is hot during printing
or immediately after printing. Do not touch them until
it cools down.
To remove the print head:
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1.
Turn off the printer.
2.
Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon
cartridge.
3.
Pull the left end of the head lock wire forward to release it from
the hook at the left of the print head carriage. Then release the
wire from the center hook.
4.
Release the wire (under the head) on the left side.
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5.
Remove the print head from the connector on the carriage, as
shown in the figure below.
Replacing the print head
To install the print head:
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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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Opening and closing the control panel
The control panel of this printer can be pulled down toward the front as
necessary, such as when jammed paper must be removed.
Removing the stacker unit
The stacker unit of this printer can be removed in the event that paper is
jammed in it unit.
While pushing down the lock levers of the stacker guide, pull out the
stacker unit from the rear.
Lock lever
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Mounting the stacker unit
Position groove 1 over guide pin 1 on the right and left sides of the
stacker unit. Then, push in the stacker unit until guide pin 2 is hooked
onto slot 2.
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CHAPTER 7
TROUBLE-SHOOTING
TROUBLE-SHOOTING
7
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
•
Solving problems
•
Diagnostic functions
•
Getting help
The tables in this section describe common printer problems and their
solutions. The following types of problems are considered:
•
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.
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if
necessary.
Stains or smudges
appear on the page.
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. One or more
“?” 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
Hardware Items and Options in Chapter 5.
Characters are lost at
the left or right end.
If you are using the area-over print
prevention function (option), make sure that
paper size, paper position, and left and right
margins are properly set. See the section
Configuration Items and Options in
Chapter 5.
Note that printing with paper skewed causes
characters even in the printable area to be
lost.
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Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
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Problem
Solution
Printing is vertically
misaligned (jagged).
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
wrong.
The top margin is the sum of the top-of-form
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 MENU1 and MENU2 Items
and Options in Chapter 5.
Lines are double
spaced instead of
single spaced.
Check the line spacing setting in your software.
The printer
overprints on the
same line.
Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to CR & LF. See the section
MENU1 and MENU2 Items and 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
MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options in
Chapter 5.
Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to CR ONLY. See the section
MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options in
Chapter 5.
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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
Paper cannot be loaded
or fed.
Solution
Make sure that the paper path indicator
(FRONT TRACTOR, REAR TRACTOR,
CUT SHEET) lights correctly.
Press the PAPER PATH button to select the
paper path.
Make sure that the paper covers the paperout 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 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, make
sure that the feeder is firmly mounted on the
printer and the cable is correctly connected.
Paper manually loaded
is ejected without
printing
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If you are using the paper skew detection
(option), adjust the paper guide on the paper
table for the print start position and correctly
slide the sheet along the guide.
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Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Paper jams while
loading.
Solution
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed
paper. Remove any obstructions from the paper
path.
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.
Make sure that the paper table is in normal
mode. Set the paper table to normal mode.
Paper jams while
printing.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed
paper. Remove any obstructions from the paper
path.
For continuous forms, make sure that the
incoming and outgoing paper stacks are
correctly placed. Paper should feed straight.
Make sure that the paper table is in normal
mode. Set the paper table to normal mode.
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.
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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.
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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 “I” on the printer power
switch is depressed.
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 100 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.
Make sure that the front cover is completely
closed.
The printer is on but it
will not print
(continued).
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
Hardware Items and Options in Chapter 5.
The cut sheet feeder
does not operate.
Make sure that the cut sheet feeder is firmly
mounted on the printer.
Make sure that the cable is correctly
connected.
The FRONT DIR
indicator blinks.
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Remove the printed sheet of paper from the
paper table.
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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
The control panel displays alarms. The meanings of alarms can be
checked in the following table.
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Alarm display function
This printer has a function for distinguishing between alarms by using
the blinking of individual lamps on the control panel.
HCPP (cut sheet or
continuous forms paper
switching) alarm

Overload alarm


Low voltage alarm


APTC gap alarm


APTC hop position sensor
alarm


ROM/RAM alarm


Sector protect alarm


Condition of occurrence
LES could not be detected
during the space initial
operation.

The shield board could not
be detected normally by the
LRES sensor.


ONLINE

MENU2


MENU1
Fan alarm
CUT SHEET

TRACTOR R

TRACTOR F
Space problem alarm
HI IMPACT

AUTO GAP

QUIET
REMOVE PAPER
LES alarm
Lamp
FRONT DIR
Alarm name
PAPER OUT
From the combination of blinking lamps in an alarm state, the meaning
of the alarm can be determined as shown in the following table.


The cooling fan for the
space motor was stopped.
Switching between cut
sheet paper and continuous
forms paper was not
possible.
An overload occurred
during printing, and
tripartite printing was
performed. However, the
power source voltage was
not restored.


The power source voltage
dropped below the specified
level when no printing was
in progress.
During the APTC
operation, paper was
detected immediately after
the start of approach
motion, or no paper was
detected.


During the APTC
operation, no reference
position was detected.
A sum-check error or
read/write error occurred, or
no CG-ROM is mounted.

A sector protect check of
flash ROM was performed,
but no sector protect
information was found.
: Blinking
Blank: Off
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Responses to alarm occurrences
Your first response to each alarm should be as described in the following
table.
Problem
Solution
LES alarm
Remove any paper dust, which may cause problems
in carriage operation.
APTC gap
alarm
Check the paper thickness (0.04 to 0.57 mm).
Check whether the paper has different thicknesses
or whether the paper has filing holes.
For problems other than the above, request your printer dealer to make
repairs.
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.
DIAGNOSTIC
FUNCTIONS
The printer diagnostic functions are SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and VALMNT.
•
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.
•
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.
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GETTING HELP
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If you are not able to correct a problem using this chapter, contact your
dealer for assistance. Be prepared to provide the following information:
•
Your printer model number, serial number, and date of
manufacture. Look for this information on the rating label at the
back 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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INSTALLING OPTIONS
INSTALLING OPTIONS
The installaion of options allows you to expand
the capabilities of your printer. Options available
for the printer include:
•
LAN card
•
Cut sheet feeder
•
Tractor unit
•
Large stacker
•
Large Paper Table
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The LAN card is a user installable option, but can be installed only on a
printer model with the parallel and USB interfaces. For information on
the installation procedure, refer to the manual that comes with the LAN
card.
Options can be purchased from your dealer. Order numbers for options
are given in Appendix A.
INSTALLING THE
CUT SHEET
FEEDER
This chapter describes what to do after installing cut sheet feeder.
A cut sheet feeder (SF940) allows you to automatically feed single sheets.
It can be mounted on the front or the rear of the printer.
When attaching the cut sheet feeder to the front of the printer, remove the
tractor
For both front and rear, the cut sheet feeder can handle a max. of 5-ply
multipart media.
When installing the front and rear cut sheet feeders, the printer assigns
the first bin to the front feeder. You can change the assignment using set
up mode.
WARNING
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Electric
shock
Before mounting or
removing the cut sheet
feeder, turn off the power
switches of the personal
computer and the printer
and remove the power plug
from the outlet.
Otherwise, you may
receive electric shock.
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Installing on the front side of the printer
1.
Turn off the printer power.
Confirm that the printer power is turned to the { side.
2.
Removing the tractor unit
Raise the paper table and remove the tractor unit. (For details
on mounting and removing the tractor unit, see “Selecting the
Tractor Unit Position” on page 2-10.)
3.
Installing the cut sheet feeder
Adjust the U slots made on both sides of the cut sheet feeder to
the mounting pins inside the printer and lower the cut sheet
feeder slowly.
Check that the cut sheet feeder frame is correctly mounted on
mounting pin 2.
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4.
Replacing the paper table
Be sure to replace the paper table. (See “Setting the paper
table” on page 2-5.)
If the paper table is incorrectly set, a paper jam may occur.
5.
Connecting the cable
Connect the cut sheet feeder cable to the connector on the front
right of the printer. Insert the cable with the connector arrow
mark up.
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6.
Extend the extension and extension wire in the order from
(1) to (2) according to the size of the paper to be used.
Installing on the rear side of the printer
Before mounting the cut sheet feeder, turn off the printer power.
1.
Turn off the printer power.
Confirm that the printer power is turned to the O side.
2.
Installing the cut sheet feeder
Open the rear stacker. Hold both sides of the cut sheet feeder
and adjust the U slots made on both side of the cut sheet feeder
to the mounting pins inside the printer. (Attach the slots with
the letter A of the cut sheet feeder adjusted to that on the printer
side.) Then, lower the cut sheet feeder like it turns in the
direction of arrow B, using the mounting pins as supporting
points.
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Check that the cut sheet feeder frame is correctly mounted on
mounting pin 2.
3.
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Close the rear stacker.
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4.
Connecting the cable
Connect the cut sheet feeder cable to the connector on the rear
right of the printer. Insert the cable with the connector arrow
mark up.
5.
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Extend the extension and extension wire in the order from
(1) to (2) according to the size of the paper to be used
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Removing the Cut Sheet Feeder
Before removing the cut sheet feeder, disconnect the cable.
WARNING
Electric
shock
Before mounting or
removing the cut sheet
feeder, turn off the power
switches of the personal
computer and the printer
and remove the power plug
from the outlet. Otherwise,
you may receive electric
shock.
When mounted on the front side of the printer
Cable
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When mounted on the rear side of the printer
Cable
INSTALLING THE
TRACTOR UNIT
A tractor unit is supplied as standard equipment attached to the front of
the printer.
This unit may also be attached to the rear of the printer for rear feeding
of continuous forms.
For details on removing and mounting the tractor unit, see “Selecting the
Tractor Unit Position” on page 2-10.
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INSTALLING THE
LARGE STACKER
To continuously stack cut sheets or eject long cut sheets to the rear,
mount the large stacker.
Also, if a cut sheet feeder is mounted at the rear, the stacker must be
replaced with the large stacker even if cut sheets need not be
continuously stacked.
1
Removing the current stacker
1. Lift up the current stacker in the direction indicated by the arrow.
2.
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With the stacker in the condition described in step 1, push out
the right and left stacker frames to separate them from the
protrusions on the stacker plate.
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2
Mounting the rear stacker
At the rear of the printer, push the protrusions on both sides of the
rear stacker into the holes inside the rear stacker guide as shown in
the following figure.
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INSTALLING THE
LARGE PAPER
TABLE
To use long cut sheets, mount the large cut sheet table.
1
Removing the current paper table
After opening the paper table and adjusting it to a tilted position,
remove the paper table by lifting it to separate the left and right
protrusions on the paper table ends from the grooves on the cover.
1.
Installing the Large Paper Table
Insert the left and right protrusions on the paper table ends into
the grooves on the cover as shown in the following figure. Set
the paper table in the normal position. (See “Setting the paper
table” in Chapter 2.)
The new large paper table can be opened or closed in the same
way as the removed paper table.
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APPENDIX A SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
This appendix lists the supplies and options available
for the printer.
A
Contact your dealer for information on ordering
any of these items.
SUPPLIES
Supplies
Order Number
Ribbon cartridges
Black ribbon
CA02374-C104
Ribbon subcassette
Black ribbon
Print head
OPTIONS
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Options
CA02374-C204
KA02033-E659
Order Number
LAN card
KA02012-C103
Cut sheet feeder
SF940
(KA02027-D750)
Tractor Unit
KA02038-E650
Large Stacker
KA02038-D160
Large paper table
KA02038-D150
Description
Installable only on
a printer model
with the parallel
and USB
interfaces.
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APPENDIX B PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
PRINTER AND PAPER
SPECIFICATIONS
B
This appendix gives the physical, functional, and
performance specifications for the printer.
It also gives detailed paper specifications.
PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions
Height: 290 mm (11.4 in)
Width: 600 mm (23.6 in)
Depth: 350 mm (13.8 in)
Weight:
17 kg (37.4 lb)
AC power requirements
M33324A: 100 to 120 VAC ±10%; 50/60 Hz
M33324B: 220 to 240 VAC ±10%; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Average 210 VA
Maximum 360 VA
Heat generation
Average 115 kcal/h
Interface
- Centronics parallel and RS-232C serial
- Centronics parallel and USB and LAN
(option).
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)
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Storage environment
-15 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
10% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Acoustic noise
Average 59 dB (A)
ISO 7779 (Bystander Position-Front)
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FUNCTIONAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Print method
Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24-wire head
Print direction
Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirectional
seeking
Character cell
Horizontal × vertical
Letter (10 cpi):
36 × 24 dots
Letter (12 cpi):
30 × 24 dots
Report:
18 × 24 dots
Draft:
High-speed draft:
9 × 24 dots
(MODE 1)
12 × 24 dots
(MODE 2)
9 × 24 dots
Paper handling
Standard:
Friction-feed platen (cut sheets)
Convertible bi-directional tractor on front or
rear
Paper loading by LOAD button Advancing
perforations to tear-off edge by TEAR OFF
button
Parking continuous forms when using cut sheets
Optional:
Cut sheet feeder
Tractor unit
1 to 5-copies for cut sheet feeder
1 to 8-copies for tractor and paper table
Paper type
Paper size
Continuous
Cut sheets
(Paper table)
Width:
102-420 mm (4-16.5 in)
Length:
102 mm (4 in) or greater
Width:
55-420 mm (2.16-16.5 in)
Length:
70-420 mm (2.76-16.5 in)
(Cut sheet feeder)
Width:
Length:
100-420 mm (4-16.5 in)
70-420 mm for front cut sheet feeder
(2.76-16.5 in)
100-420 mm for front cut sheet feeder
(4-16.5 in)
Note:
To use cut sheets exceeding 297 mm in length, the optional large cut
sheet table and large stacker are required.
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Up to 0.57 mm (0.022 inch)
Paper thickness
Paper length
By software
Programmable in one line or inch
increments in all emulations
By control panel
Depends upon emulations. Default is 11
inches for all emulations.
DPL24C+/XL24E:
ESC/P2:
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 (normal
mode)
Number of copies
Up to 8, including the original (HI
IMPACT mode)
Paper stack
100 sheets (A4 size, 1p, 55 kg/m2) (The
stack of cut sheets may decrease,
depending upon the various paper
conditions such as quality, the extent of
curl, and storage environment.)
Cut sheet
Command sets
(emulations)
Resident
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
IBM Proprinter XL24E
Epson ESC/P2
Character sets
DPL24C+/XL24E:
ESC/P2:
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IBM PC character sets 1 and 2 (code
pages 437)
•
IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages
and other national character sets (57
+ 2 languages in total)
•
Fujitsu character sets (691
characters)
•
Italic character set Graphics
character sets 1 and 2
•
IBM PS/2 character sets (code
pages) and other national character
sets (61 + 2 languages in total)
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Fonts
Resident
Nineteen fonts available
Bit map:
Courier 10, Pica 10, OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10 ,
Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS,
Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and
High-speed Draft.
Scalable:
Courier, Timeless, and Nimbus Sans ®; each
in normal, bold, and italic styles
Downloaded
Available from independent vendors
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:
136 cpl
12 cpi:
163 cpl
15 cpi:
204 cpl
17.1 cpi:
232 cpl
18 cpi:
244 cpl
20 cpi:
272 cpl
cpi: characters per inch
cpl: characters per line
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
PERFORMANCE
SPECIFICATIONS
10 cpi 12 cpi
Print speed
Letter:
120 cps 144 cps
Report:
240 cps 288 cps
Correspondence:
240 cps 288 cps
Draft:
High-speed draft:
505 cps
606 cps
(MODE 1)
360 cps
432 cps
(MODE 2)
505 cps
606 cps
cpi: characters per inch
cps: characters per second
Line feed speed
60 ms per line at 6 lines per inch
Form feed speed
6 inches per second
Ribbon life
Up to 5 million characters
Certification
Safety:
Model
M33324A
M33324B
Regulation
Country
UL60950-1 United States
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
United States
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Canada
EN 60950-1
(for 220 to 240 VAC)
Germany
RFI regulation:
Model
M33324A
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Regulation
Class B of FCC Part 15B
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Country
United States
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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.
Print area for single sheets
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Approx. 101 mm (4 inches)
for front tractor feed
Approx. 157 mm (6.2 inches)
for rear tractor feed
Print area for continuous forms
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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 0.57 mm
(0.022 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
One-part
Number of
Parts
Thickness
Single
47-81 g/m2 (40-70 kg or 12-22 lb)
Top
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Bottom
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
40-50 g/m2 (34-43 kg or 11-13 lb)
Middle
40-50 g/m2 (34-43 kg or 11-13 lb)
Bottom
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-3p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-4p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-5p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Carbonless
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
Carbonless
Carbon-backed
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-6p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-7p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Do not use in high humidity environments.
Top
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Bottom
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
Middle
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
Bottom
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-3p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-4p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-5p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 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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Type of Paper
Carbon-backed
Carboninterleaved
Number of
Parts
Thickness
Do not use in high humidity environments.
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-6p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Top
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Middle (2-7p)
40 g/m2 (34 kg or 11 lb)
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets.
Top
35-52 g/m2 (30-45 kg or 9-14 lb)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Bottom
35-81 g/m2 (30-70 kg or 9-22 lb)
Top
35-46 g/m2 (30-40 kg or 9-12 lb)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Middle
35-46 g/m2 (30-40 kg or 9-12 lb)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Bottom
35-64 g/m2 (30-55 kg or 9-17 lb)
Top
35-46 g/m2 (30-40 kg or 9-12 lb)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Middle (3,5P)
35-46 g/m2 (30-40 kg or 9-12 lb)
Carbon (4,6P)
Counted as one sheet
Bottom
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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APPENDIX C COMMAND SETS
COMMAND SETS
C
This appendix describes printer commands and
their parameters.
This printer has three resident command sets:
•
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set for Fujitsu DL
series printers)
•
IBM Proprinter XL24E
•
Epson ESC/P2
Separate programmer s manuals are available for these emulations.
See Appendix A for order information.
Select the same emulation on the printer and in your software. If your
software emulations include DPL24C PLUS, select DPL24C PLUS for
optimum performance.
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
FUJITSU DPL24C
PLUS
This section describes the printer commands for the DPL24C PLUS
command set which is the native command set of this printer. See the
Programmer’s Manual (DPL24C PLUS) for detailed information on
using these commands.
Function
Command
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
ESC G
Double-strike (bold) printing off
ESC H
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
ESC E
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
ESC F
Italic printing on
ESC 4
Italic printing off
ESC 5
Select character style and screening
ESC e S (n1) (n2)
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
SO or ESC SO
One-line double width characters off
DC 4
Double width characters on/off
ESC W (n)
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Double-height characters on/off
Command
ESC V (n)
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
This command does not adjust the line
spacing.
Multiwidth and height printing
n = 0: Not adjusted
ESC u (n) (h1) (h2)
(v1) (v2)
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 < h1h2 or v1v2 < 11)
Condensed characters on
SI or ESC SI
Condensed characters off
DC2
Subscript or superscript printing on
ESC S (n)
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
ESC T
Select underline type
ESC e U (n)
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
ESC- (n)
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Overline on/off
ESC e o (n)
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
Function
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)
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Command
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
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.
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)
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Command
ESC DC1 (n)
ESC e H
(n1) (n2) (n3)
LF
LF ESC
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
ESC e V
(n1) (n2) (n3)
FS 3 (n)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
Function
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
Command
HT
ESC D (n1) ... (nk)
NUL
ESC HT (n)
ESC $ (n1) (n2)
(n = n1 + n2 × 256)
The value below is for 136-column printers.
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 19)
(0 < n2 × 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)
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ESC e R (s)
(n1) (n2) (n3)
VT
ESC B (n1) ... (nk)
NUL
ESC VT (n)
ESC Q (n)
ESC 1 (n)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n) or
ESC FF (n)
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Function
Set page length to n inches
(1 < n < 22)
Command
ESC C NUL (n) or
ESC e C NUL (n) or
ESC FF NUL (n)
Set page length to n/360 inch
ESC e f (n1) (n2)
(n = n1 × 256 + n2)
(0 < n1 n2 < 255)
(1 < n1 < 256 + n2 < 7920)
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
ESC 7
Appendix E gives the character sets
Select character set 2
ESC 6
Appendix E gives the character sets.
Select international character set
ESC R (n)
n = 0:USA
1:France
2:Germany
3:United Kingdom
4:Denmark 1/Norway
5:Sweden/Finland
6:Italy
7:Spain
8:Denmark 2
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Clear print buffer
CAN
Select printer
DC1
Deselect printer (ignore input)
DC3
Force most significant bit to 1
ESC >
Force most significant bit to 0
ESC =
Cancel control over most significant bit
ESC #
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
Function
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 < n1 n2 n3 < 664)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Command
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
Bit 0
Selection of font
0
0
1
0
1
0
Resident font
Downloaded font
Resident font
• m (bits 2 and 3: Print quality specification
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Bit 3
Bit 2
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
Print quality
Original quality of font
Letter quality (360 dpi)
Correspondence
quality (180 dpi)
Draft quality (120 dpi)
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Function
Command
• n (bit 0 to 2: Specification of font number)
(1) Resident fonts
n
m (bit 1, 0) = 0, 0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Courier 10
Prestige elite 12
Draft
Compressed
Boldface PS
Pica 10
Correspondence
High-speed draft
m (bit 1, 0) = 1, 0
OCR-B
OCR-A
(2) Downloaded fonts
n = 0: Downloaded font 0
1: Downloaded font 1
Select print quality (font attributes)
ESC e q (n)
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)
ESC e s (n)
ESC e p (n1) (n2)
ESC e A (n)
ESC e v (n1) (n2)
(n = n1 × 256 + n2)
Ex. n =166: 10 point
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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
6:Gothic
8:Prestige
23:Boldface
130:OCR-A
131:OCR-B
134:Courier (scalable)
Select font by I.D. (font attributes)
n Quality
LQ
1
LQ
2
LQ
3
LQ
4
LQ
9
LQ
10
LQ
32
LQ
34
LQ
128
LQ
129
LQ
130
LQ
132
LQ
133
LQ
134
LQ
140
LQ
141
LQ
142
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Spacing
Fixed
Fixed
PS
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Pitch
10 cpi
12 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
12 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
ESC e i (n)
ESC e w (n)
ESC e t (n)
ESC e F (n)
Point
12 pt
10 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
11pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
Typeface
Courier (bitmap)
Prestige
Boldface
Pica
OCR-A
OCR-B
Courier (bitmap)
Gothic
Timeless
Timeless Italic
Timeless Bold
Nimbus Sans ®
Nimbus Sans ® Italic
Nimbus Sans ® Bold
Courier (scalable)
Courier Bold (scalable)
Courier Italic (scalable)
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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
Bit 4
Font quality selection
0
1
1
1
0
1
Letter (360 dpi)
Correspondence (180 dpi)
Draft (120 dpi)
ESC : NUL (m) (n)
ESC & (m) (Cs)
(Ce) (data)
• 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)
Decimal
00 < Cs, Ce < 255
Hex
00 < Cs, Ce < FF
Precaution: Ce ≥ Cs
• data (More than one byte of data
containing bit map data)
(Reserved)
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ESC e D (data);
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Function
Command
Bit Image Graphics
Graphics type m graphics
ESC * (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
Graphics type m graphics
ESC e b (m)
(n1) (n2) (data) or
ESC e B (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
Single-density graphics
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
Double-density graphics
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
High-speed double-density graphics
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
Quadruple-density graphics
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
360 dot per inch 24-pin graphics
FS Z (n1) (n2) (data)
Cut Sheet Feeder Control
Feed a sheet from bin 1
ESC EM 1
Feed a sheet from bin 2
ESC EM 2
Feed a sheet from bin 3
ESC EM E
Eject a page from the printer
ESC EM R
Select bin 1 for following pages
//1//
Select bin 2 for following pages
//2//
Select bin 3 for following pages
//E//
Initialize Printer
C-12
Reset printer
ESC @
Reset printer
ESC CR P
Initialize printer
ESC SUB I
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Function
Command
Bar Code Printing
Print bar code
ESC DC4 (b) R
b: Total number of parameters
R: (fixed)
c: Type of bar code
(c) (w) (h) (a)
(ch1) ... (chn)
ASCII
Decimal
Hex
Type
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
Codabar (nw-7)
EAN 13
EAN 8
Code 3 of 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
NOTE
When EAN13, UPC type A, or UPC type A
with checkdigit printing is selected as the type
of barcode, printing the barcode from the left
(from the first dot) will cause the omission of
a flag character that should by printed on the
lower left or middle left of it. Therefore,
when printing these types of barcode, leave
two or more spaces open from the left.
See the next page for details of the Bar Code
Command.
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
Bar Code Printing Control
ASCII
: ESC + DC4 + b + R + c + w + a + ch1 … + chn
Hexadecimal : 1B + 14 + b + 52 + c + w + a + ch1 … + chn
Decimal
: 27 + 20 + b + 82 + c + w + a + ch1 … + chn
(1) Function
(a) Instructs the printing of bar codes according to the different
specifications of this command.
(2) Valid range of parameters
(a) b (Specification of number of bytes) = Actual number of data +
6
(b) R (Fixed)
ASCII
: R
Hexadecimal : 82
Decimal
: 52
(c) C (Specifies the type of bar code to be printed. No printing is
done if any value other than the following is specified.)
C
Type of bar code
C-14
ASCII
Decimal
Hexadecimal
1
49
31
Codabar (nw-7)
2
50
32
EAN 13
3
51
33
EAN 8
4
52
34
Code 3 of 9
5
53
35
Industrial 2 of 5
6
54
36
Interleaved 2 of 5
7
55
37
Matrix 2 of 5
A
65
41
UPC type A
B
66
42
CODE 128
a
97
61
UPC type A with
check character
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COMMAND SETS
(d) w (Specify the width of the narrow bar of the bar code to be
printed in units of 1/1440.)
Specify the “Logical value” to be printed (in units of 1/1440).
Actual printing: The printer prints with the width given in the
following table in units of 1/180 inches.
w
Width of narrow bar
1 ~ 19
2 Dots (2/180 inches)
20 ~ 27
3 Dots (3/180 inches)
28 ~
4 Dots (4/180 inches)
(e) h (Specify the height of the bar code to be printed in units of
1/1440 taking the narrow bar width as the reference.)
.
Height of bar code =. (parameter w) × (parameter h) [in units
of 1/1440]
Height of bar code ≤ 11 Inches
Actual printing: The printing is done with the following initial
values if the bar code height is less than or
equal to 24 dots taking 1 dot equal to 1/180
inches of the printing unit of the printer.
The following values are the standard heights for the respective
bar code standards. Enter the value so that the height is ≤
23/180 if the standard is correct.
Narrow bar
width
EAN
13/UCP-A
EAN 8
Others
2 Dots
162 Dots
130 Dots
108 Dots
(16/1440)
(1296/1440)
(1040/1040)
(864/1440)
3 Dots
234 Dots
187 Dots
135 Dots
(24/1440)
(1872/1440)
(1496/1040)
(1080/1440)
4 Dots
312 Dots
(2496/1440)
249 Dots
162 Dots
(1992/1040)
(1296/1440)
(32/1440)
Figures in parentheses ( ) are values converted to units of
1/1440.
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
(f) a (Bits 2~0: Specifications related to the check and OCR
characters.)
Bit
0
1
2
Content of
setting
Content of specification
value
Check character
0
Added
Additional specification
*1
1
Not added
Specification of OCR
character printing
0
Printed
(OCR-B is taken as the
standard)
1
Not printed
0
To the left of the
bar code
1
To the bottom
left of the bar
code
Printing position of
EAN, UPC flag
character
*1: The specification becomes invalid for the following bar
codes:
Codabar … Always the non-additional code is set.
EAN, UPC … Always the additional code is set.
*2: The flag character is printed when Bit 1 = 0.
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COMMAND SETS
(g) (ch1) … (chn)
The data and the printable character set are listed below.
Type of bar
code
Codabar
Usable character
set
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Symbols; + -, $/:
Start, Stop:
A,a,B,b,C,c,D,d,
T,t,N,n,*,E,e
Data count
1 ≤ n ≤ 64
Includes Start and
Stop
EAN 13
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Fixed at n=12
EAN 8
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Fixed at n=7
Code 3 of 9
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Alphabets: A ~ Z:
Symbols:
+-,$/%SPACE
Start, Stop:*
Check character
Additional code
1 ≤ n ≤ 63
Industrial 2 of 5
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Interleaved
2 of 5
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Matrix 2 of 5
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
UPC Type A
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Fixed at n=11
UPC Type A
with check
character
Numerals: 0 ~ 9
Fixed at n=11
Check character
Non-additional
code
1 ≤ n ≤ 64
Check character
Additional code
ASCII Code
Code 128
Start code: A, B, C
Code set C: 0 ~ 9
1 ≤ n ≤ 63
Check character
Non-additional
code
1 ≤ n ≤ 64
Code set C: 2n
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
Function
Command
Print Option Control
Friction feed selection
//F//
Rear tractor feed selection
//T//
Front tractor feed selection
//M//
Cut sheet feed selection
//S//
Host controlled paper path control
ESC e T (n)
n = “F” :Friction
“T” :Rear Tractor
“M” : Front Tractor
Automatic paper thickness control
ESC e P (n1) (n2) (n3) (n4)
Miscellaneous
Sound bell
BEL
Enable paper-out sensor
ESC 9
Ignore paper-out sensor
ESC 8
Typewriter mode on/off
ESC i (n)
(on:n=1, off: n=0)
Move print head to home position
ESC <
Unidirectional printing on/off
ESC U (n)
(on:n=1, off: n=0)
Select CR code definition
ESC e r (n)
n = 0:CR = CR only
1:CR = CR + LF
Select LF code definition
ESC e l (n)
n = 0:LF = LF only
1:LF = LF + CR
Enter online setup mode
ESC e ONLINE (data)
Move print head (unit: 1/180 inch)
ESC e h (n1) (n2)
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 255)
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COMMAND SETS
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, HIDRFT
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
width
NORMAL, 2 TIMES, 4 TIMES
ESC W
SO or ESC SO
(DC4) ESC u
ESC !
Character
height
NORMAL, 2 TIMES, 4 TIMES
ESC V
ESC u
Underline: Factory default
( ): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS)
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
ESC R
ESC e C
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, PGMAC, ELOT927, DEC-GR, GREEK
11, PG862, HBR-OLD, HBR-DEC,
ISO-TUK, RUSCII, LATIN-9 ,
WCP1250, WCP1251, WCP1252
Uncontrollable by
commands but
controllable in
online setup mode
Underline: Factory default
( ): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS
Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Command
Character
set
SET 1, SET2
ESC7 ESC6
Perforation skip
SKIP, NO-SKIP
ESC N (ESC O)
Paper
width
8.0 IN, 11.0 IN, 11.4 IN, 13.6IN, (8.0
IN is default for 80-column printer,
and 13.6 IN is default for 136column printer)
Controllable in
online setup mode
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 end
wrap
WRAP, OVR-PRT
Controllable in
online setup mode
Paper-out
CNTONLY, DETECT, IGNORE
ESC 9 (ESC 8)
Print
direction
BI-DIR, UNI-DIR
ESC U
Print
mode
NORMAL, QUIET
Controllable in
online setup mode
High
Impact
DISABLE, ENABLE
Controllable in
online setup mode
Underline: Factory default
( ): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E)
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
ESC G
Double-strike (bold) printing off
ESC H
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
ESC E
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
ESC F
One-line double-width characters on
SO or ESC SO
One-line double-width characters off
DC4
Double-width characters on/off
ESC W (n)
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height/double-width characters
n1 = 4, n2 = 0, m1 = 0, m2 = 0
ESC [ @ (n1)(n2)
(m1) ... (m4)
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
m4 controls character width:
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m3
Height
0
1
2
Unchanged
Normal
Double
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Function
Command
Condensed characters on
SI or ESC SI
Condensed and elite characters off
DC2
Subscript or superscript printing on
ESC S (n)
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
ESC T
Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
ESC - (n)
Overline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
ESC_(n)
Horizontal Control
Space
SP
Backspace
BS
Carriage return
CR
Elite characters on
ESC:
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
ESC P (n)
(on:n= 1, off: n= 0)
Vertical Control
Line feed
LF
Form feed
FF
Advance papern/216 inch (1 < n < 255)
ESC J (n)
Advance papern/180 inch (in AG mode)
ESC J (n)
(1 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to 1/8 lines
ESC 0
Set line spacing to 7/72 inch
ESC 1
Set line spacing to n/216 inch
ESC 3 (n)
(0 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (in AG mode)
ESC 3 (n)
(0 < n < 255)
Preset line spacing to n/72 inch
ESC A (n)
(1 < n < 255)
Preset line spacing to n/60 inch (in AG mode)
ESC A (n)
(1 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch or to the value
ESC 2
preset by line spacing command ESC A (n)
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COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E)
Function
Change graphics line spacing base to
1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3)
Command
ESC [ \ (m1) (m2)
(t1) ... (t4)
m1 = 4, m2 = 0
0 < t1 < 255, 0 < t2 < 255, t3 = 0
t4 = 180 or 216
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
HT
Set horizontal tabs
ESC D (n1)...
The values of n1 to nk in this command
(nk) NUL
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
ESC D NUL
Move print position right by n/120 inch
ESC d (n1)(n2)
(0 < n1, n2 < 255) (n = n1 + n2 × 256)
Vertical tab execution
VT
Set vertical tabs
ESC B (n1)...
The values of n1 to nk in this command
(nk) NUL
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
ESC B NUL
Reset tabs to default values
ESC R
Page Formatting
Set left margin at column n and right
ESC X (n) (m)
margin at column m (0 < n, m < 255)
Set perforation skip by n lines
ESC N (n)
(1 < n < 255)
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Perforation skip off
ESC O
Set page length to n lines (1 < n < 255)
ESC C (n)
Set page length to n inches (1 < n < 22)
ESC C NUL (n)
Set top of form
ESC 4
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Function
Command
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
ESC 7
Select character set 2
ESC 6
Print n1+ n2 × 256 characters from all-
ESC \ (n1)(n2)
(chars.)
character set
(chars.: codes of characters to print,
0 < chars. < 255)
Print a character from all-character set
ESC ^ (char.)
(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
0
1
3
3
3
3
0
181
82
92
95
97
0 0 (c1)(c2)
Code page ID
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)
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ESC [ T (n1)(n2)
CAN
DC1
ESC Q #
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COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E)
Function
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)
ESC I (n)
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)
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
Change bins at next page
ESC EM 1
ESC EM 2
ESC EM E
ESC EM R
//1//
//2//
//E//
//C//
Print Option Control
Friction feed selection
Rear tractor feed selection
Front tractor feed selection
Cut sheet feed selection
//F//
//T//
//M//
//S//
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
Select default settings
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Command
BEL
ESC U (n)
ESC 5 (n)
ESC j
ESC e ONLINE (data)
ESC [ K (n1)(n2)
(i) (ID) (p1)(p2)
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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
ESC G
Double-strike (bold) printing off
ESC H
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
ESC E
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
ESC F
Italic printing on
ESC 4
Italic printing off
ESC 5
Select character style
ESC q (n)
n = 0: Normal
1: Outlined
2: Shaded
3: Outlined and shadowed
One-line double-width characters on
SO or ESC SO
One-line double-width characters off
DC4
Double-width characters on/off
ESC W (n)
(on: n= 1, off: n= 0)
Double-height characters on/off
ESC w (n)
(on: n= 1, off: n= 0)
Condensed characters on
SI or ESC SI
Condensed characters off
DC2
Subscript or superscript printing on
ESC S (n)
(subscript: n= 1, superscript: n= 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
ESC T
Underline on/off
ESC - (n)
(on: n= 1, off: n= 0)
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COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2)
Function
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
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)
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Command
ESC ( - (n1)(n2)
(d1) (d2) (d3)
ESC ! (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC M
ESC P
ESC g
ESC p (n)
ESC SP (n)
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Function
Set character pitch to (n1+ n2 × 256)/360 inch
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 4)
Select character pitch (specify unit of 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 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 < 32)
Move print position n/120 inch (for draft)(*1)
or n/180 inch (for letter)(*1) 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
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Command
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
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Function
Command
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 < 16)
ESC B (n1)...
(nk) NUL
Move to dot line (d1 + d2 × 256)/360(*1) inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 < d1 < 255) (0 < d2 < 127)
ESC ( V (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
Vertical relative move by (d1 + d2 × 256)/360(*1)
Inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 < d1 < 255) (0 < d2 < 127)
ESC ( v (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
-32768 < d1 + d2 256 × 32768
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
ESC Q (n)
ESC l (n)
ESC ( c (n1) (n2)
(t1) (t2) (b1) (b2)
• 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)
*1
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ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC ( C (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
The value depends on the pitch set by the ESC (U command.
The default is 1/360 inch.
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Function
Command
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
ESC 7
Select character set 2
ESC 6
Select character set table
ESC t (n)
n = 0:Italics character set
1:Graphics character set
2:Downloaded character set
3:Graphics character set
Select international character set
ESC R (n)
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
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COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2)
Function
Assign a character set to active character set
number 0 to 3
Command
ESC ( t (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2) (d3)
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
ESC ( ^ (n1)(n2)
(character codes)
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 127)
(0 < n1 + n2 × 256 < 255)
(0 character codes < 254)
Clear input buffer
CAN
Delete a character
DEL
Force most significant bit to 1
ESC >
Force most significant bit to 0
ESC =
Cancel control over most significant bit
ESC #
Font Selection and Downloading
Select font
ESC % (n)
n = 0:Resident character set
1:Downloaded character set
Select letter or draft quality
ESC x (n)
n = 0:Draft
1:Letter
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Function
Command
Select type style
• Bitmap font:
ESC k (n)
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
ESC X m (n1)(n2)
• 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
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ESC : NUL(n)(s)
ESC & NUL (n1)(n2)
(d0) (d1) (d2) (data)
Indicates extended commands not supported by the original printer.
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COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2)
Function
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
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)
ESC . (c)(v) (h) (m)
(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
Change bins at next page
ESC EM 1
ESC EM 2
ESC EM E
ESC EM R
//1//
//2//
//E//
//C//
Print Option Control
Friction feed selection
Rear tractor feed selection
Front tractor feed selection
Cut sheet feed selection
//F//
//T//
//M//
//S//
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
C-34
Command
BEL
ESC <
ESC U (n)
ESC @
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
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APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION
INTERFACE INFORMATION
D
This printer can communicate with a computer
through a Centronics parallel interface, a RS-232C
serial interface, a USB interface, or a LAN interface. You can specify
the interface selection mode so that the printer uses which 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:
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•
“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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Compatible Mode
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
Signal Name
Direction
Description
1
19
Data Strobe
(DSTB)
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.
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20-27
Data 1 to 8
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
(ACK)
Output
This pulse signal indicates
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.
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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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Pin Return
No. Pin No.
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Signal Name
Direction
Description
13
−
Select
(SLCT)
Output
This signal is high when
the printer is online.
14
−
Auto Feed
XT
Input
Not used
15
−
−
−
No connection
16
−
Signal
Ground
−
Logic ground level (0 V)
17
−
Frame
Ground
−
Printer chassis ground line.
FG and SG are connected.
18
−
+5 V
1930
−
Signal
Ground
31
−
Input Prime
(INPRM)
32
−
Fault
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
Not used
Output
−
+5 V source (up to 300
mA)
Twisted pair return lines
If this signal is low for
more (INPRM) than 50 µs,
the printer is reset to the
initial condition and is
placed online.
Output
This signal is low when
the printer is offline, paper
is out, or when there is a
printer error.
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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).
10
28
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
D-4
−
X Flag
Output
Reverse data transfer
phase:
Data bit 1, then data bit 5
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Pin Return
No. Pin No.
14
−
Signal Name
Direction
Host Busy
Input
Description
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 re-enters 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.
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.
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−
1284 Active
Input
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.
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.
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SERIAL INTERFACE
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
Direction
No. Name
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1
FG
−
2
TD
Output
This pin carries information from the printer
to the computer.
3
RD
Input
Received Data. This pin carries information
from the computer to the printer.
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.
Frame Ground
Signal Ground (common return)
Carrier Detect. Spaces are sent when the
computer allows the printer to receive data.
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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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# 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 nullmodem cable to connect to a DTE (data terminal equipment) device, as
shown below.
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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.
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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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USB INTERFACE
Cable
This printer supports the USB 1.1 Full speed specification. To connect
to the host, use USB 2.0-compliant INF cables (5 meters (196 inch) or
shorter). (Use the shielded cables.)
Connector pin alignment
- Connector specification
Printer side
Cable side
No.
Signal line name
Function
1
vbus
Power supply
2
D-
Data transfer
3
D+
Data transfer
4
GND
Signal ground
Shell
Shield
Type B receptacle (female)
Upstream port
Type B plug (male)
Specification
- Basic specification
USB interface compliant
Note
It does not guarantee all operations on hosts.
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- Power control
Self-power device
- Transmission mode
Full speed (Maximum 12 Mbps
+0.25%)
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LAN INTERFACE
Cable
This printer supports the 10Base-T and 100Base-TX cables.
Connector pin alignment
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No.
Signal line name
DIR
1
TXO+
NIC-HUB
Transmit data +
2
TXO-
NIC-HUB
Transmit data -
3
RXI+
HUB-NIC
Receive data +
4
−
−
−
Function
−
5
−
6
RXI-
7
−
−
−
8
−
−
−
HUB-NIC
−
Receive data -
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APPENDIX E CHARACTER SETS
CHARACTER SETS
CHARACTER SETS
1 AND 2
(DPL24C PLUS AND
IBM XL24E
EMULATION)
E
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.
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
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CHARACTER SETS
NATIONAL
CHARACTER SETS
(ALL EMULATIONS)
Below are the 52 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.
When the following character sets are used with the Epson ESC/P2
emulation, the printing of FFh code characters is not supported.
ECMA94, ISO8859, ISO-LTN, ISO-TUK, CYRILIC, LATIN-9
UK (British English)
SWEDISH (Swedish)
GERMAN (German)
ISO8859/ECMA94 (ISO 8859-1/ECMA94)
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PAGE437/USA (Code Page 437/USA)
PAGE850 (Code Page 850(Multilingual))
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PAGE852/PG852-T (Code Page 852)
PAGE855 (Code Page 855)
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CHARACTER SETS
PAGE860 (Code Page 860(Portugal))
PAGE865 (Code Page 865(Nordic))
PAGE863 (Code Page 863(Canada-French))
PAGE866 (Code Page 866(Cyrillic))
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HUNGARY/HUNG-T (Hungarian)
POLISH/POLSH-T (Polish)
SLOV/SLOV-T (Slovenian)
MAZOWIA/MAZOW-T (Mazowian)
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LATIN2/LATN2-T (Latin2)
TURKY/TURKY-T (Turkish)
KAMENIC/KAMEN-T (Kamenicky)
CYRILIC (Cyrillic)
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IBM437 (IBM 437)
ELOT928 (ELOT 928)
IBM851 (IBM 851)
PG-DHN (Code Page DHN)
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CHARACTER SETS
LATIN-P (Latin Polish)
LITHUA1 (Lithuanian 1)
ISO-LTN (ISO Latin)
LITHUA2 (Lithuanian 2)
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MACEDON (Macedonian)
PG-MAC
MIK
ELOT 927
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CHARACTER SETS
ABG
DEC GR
ABY
HBR-OLD
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PAGE 862 (Code Page 862)
GREEK 11
HBR-DEC
ISO-TUK
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CHARACTER SETS
RUSCII
NATIONAL
CHARACTER SETS
(DPL24C PLUS AND
IBM XL24E
EMULATION)
FRENCH (French)
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LATIN-9
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.
ITALIAN (Italian)
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SPANISH (Spanish)
FINNISH (Finnish)
DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian)
DANISH2 (Danish2)
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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)
ITALIAN (Italian)
SPANSH2 (Spanish2)
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JAPAN (Japanese)
LATIN A (Latin American)
NORWEGN (Norwegian)
FRENCH (French)
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CHARACTER SETS
DANISH2 (Danish2)
KOREA
LEGAL
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WCP1250 (Windows – 1250)
WCP1251 (Windows – 1251)
WCP1252 (Windows – 1252)
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CHARACTER SETS
NATIONAL
CHARACTER SETS
AND SUPPORTED
RESIDENT FONTS
(ALL EMULATIONS)
In all emulations, this printer supports 52 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:
Resident font
National
character set
Name in
setup menu
USA *
USA
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
United Kingdom
UK
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
German
GERMAN
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Swedish
SWEDISH
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ISO 8859-1
ISO8859
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ECMA94
ECMA94
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 437*
PAGE437
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 850
PAGE850
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 852
PAGE852
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code two-pass
PAGE852-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 855
PAGE855
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 860
PAGE860
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 863
PAGE863
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 865
PAGE865
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 866
PAGE866
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
(Continued on the next page)
* USA is the same as Code Page 437.
** Upright, italic, and bold available
√ : Supported
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CHARACTER SETS
Resident font
National
character set
Name in
setup menu
Hungarian
HUNGARY
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Hungarian twopass
HUNG-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Slovenian
SLOV
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Slovenian twopass
SLOV-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Polish
POLISH
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Polish two-pass
POLISH-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Mazowian
MAZOWIA
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Mazowian twopass
MAZOWT
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Latin 2
LATIN2
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Latin 2 two-pass
LATIN2-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Kamenicky
KAMENIC
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Kamenicky twopass
KAMEN-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Turkish
TURKY
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Turkish two-pass
TURKY-T
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Cyrillic
CYRILIC
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
IBM 437
IBM437
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
IBM 851
IBM851
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ELOT 928
ELOT928
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page DHN
PG-DHN
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Latin Polish
LATIN-P
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ISO Latin
ISO-LTN
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
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CHARACTER SETS
Resident font
National
character set
Name in
setup menu
Lithuanian 1
LITHUA1
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√
√
√
√
√
√
Lithuanian 2
LITHUA2
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
MIK
MIK
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Macedonian
MACEDON
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ABG
ABG
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ABY
ABY
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
DEC Greek
DEC GR
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ELOT 927
ELOT 927
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
GREEK 11
GREEK 11
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page 862
PG 862
√
√
√
√
√
√
Hebrew DEC
HBR-DEC
√
√
√
√
√
√
Hebrew Old
HBR-OLD
√
√
√
√
√
√
Code Page MAC
PG-MAC
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ISO Turkish
ISO-TUK
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
RUSCII
RUSCII
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
ISO8859-15
LATIN-9
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Windows Code
Page 1250
WCP1250
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Windows Code
Page 1251
WCP1251
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√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Windows Code
Page 1252
WCP1252
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APPENDIX F RESIDENT FONTS
RESIDENT FONTS
F
This appendix provides print samples of
the printer's nineteen resident fonts.
COURIER 10
PRESTIGE ELITE 12
DRAFT 12
COMPRESSED
PICA 10
CORRESPONDENCE 10
HIGH-SPEED DRAFT 12
BOLDFACE PS
OCR-B 10
OCR-A 10
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F-1
RESIDENT FONTS
COURIER (SCALABLE)
Normal
Bold
Italic
NIMBUS SANS ®
(SCALABLE)
Normal
Bold
Italic
TIMELESS (SCALABLE)
Normal
Bold
Italic
F-2
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INDEX
INDEX
A
Adjustments
left margin.......................3-10, 3-12, 3-16, 5-18
left print start position.................................5-35
top-of-form .....................3-22, 5-19, 5-32, 5-33
paper thickness..............................................3-8
AMOUNT ........................................................5-49
ATTRIB ...........................................................5-17
B
Bidirectional printing ............................. 5-28, 5-56
Boldface ..............................................1-1, 4-5, F-1
BUFFER................................ QR-2, 4-1, 5-28, B-1
BUZZER ..........................................................5-28
C
Cables
LAN .....................................1-3, 2-22, 8-1, A-1
parallel interface ............................... 2-21, 5-29
serial interface.................2-21, 5-12, 5-29, 5-30
USB ........................................ 2-22, 5-29, D-11
Centronics....................................... 2-21, 5-29, D-1
Character............................... 5-15, 5-16, 5-20, E-1
Cleaning .............................................................6-1
Continuous forms
loading .............................................. 3-16, 3-19
placement....................................................3-15
tearing off ...................................................3-20
unloading ....................................................3-19
Control panel ...................QR-1, 2-14, 3-2, 4-1, 6-8
Cut sheet feeder
installing ....................................... 3-6, 8-1, A-1
loading ........................................................3-12
D
Default.................................................... 5-10, 5-51
Demo pattern ....................................................2-20
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Diagnostic functions ................................. 5-52, 7-9
Download ..........................................B-1, B-4, C-8
DPL24C PLUS ................................................ 5-14
DRAFT .................................................... 5-15, B-2
E
Eject...................................................... QR-2, 3-14
Emulation ............................................... 2-23, 5-14
Envelope .......................................................... 3-23
Epson ESC/P2 .................................4-5, 5-14, 5-62
F
Feeding paper
form feed.................................. QR-2, 3-3, 3-22
line feed.................................... QR-2, 3-3, 3-22
Font........................................................... 4-5, 5-14
Function............................................................. 5-4
H
HEX-DUMP ......................................5-4, 5-54, 7-9
I
IBM Proprinter XL24E..................2-23, 5-14, 5-62
Interface..........................................2-21, 5-29, D-1
L
Label................................................................ 3-23
LAN interface...............................2-23, 5-29, D-12
LF/FF...................................................... QR-2, 3-3
Line feed................................ QR-2, 3-3, 3-22, B-5
Line spacing ................................... 5-18, 5-36, B-4
LIST............................................................ 5-4, 5-8
LOAD..................................................... QR-2, 3-3
Loading............................................3-9, 3-12, 3-16
Lubrication ........................................................ 6-1
IN-1
INDEX
M
S
Maintenance....................................................... 6-1
Margin ............................................................. 5-32
Menu.......................................QR-2, 2-26, 4-4, 5-4
Multipart paper ..................................................B-8
Self-test ........................................... 2-17, 5-4, 5-52
Serial interface ................................2-21, 2-28, D-7
Setup mode ........................................................ 5-1
Single sheet
loading.......................................................... 3-9
Single sheets................................................ B-6
ejecting ....................................................... 3-14
Software............................................................. 4-3
Specifications.................................................... B-1
Supplies............................................................. A-1
N
Number of copies....................................... 3-9, B-3
O
ONLINE ........................................ QR-2, 3-3, 5-41
Order number.................................................... A-1
P
Page ........................................................ 2-17, 2-27
PAPER OUT.............................. 4-6, 5-27, 7-6, 7-8
Paper path ........................................ QR-2, 3-3, 3-5
Power..................................... QR-2, 2-15, 7-6, B-1
Print area............................................................B-6
Print head........................................................... 6-6
Printer Driver................................................... 2-28
Q
QUALITY ................................................ 5-15, 7-1
Quick Reference .............................................QR-1
R
Removing printed pages .................................... 4-8
Replacing ribbon cartridge ................................ 6-3
Resume printing...................................... QR-2, 4-6
Ribbon cartridge .................................2-8, 6-1, A-1
Ribbon subcassette ........................................... A-1
RS-232C .......................................................... 5-29
IN-2
T
TEAR OFF.....................................QR-2, 3-3, 3-20
Testing printer
offline ......................................................... 2-16
online.......................................................... 2-27
Top margin....................................................... 5-19
U
Unidirectional printing............................. 5-28, B-2
Unpacking.......................................................... 2-2
USB interface................................2-22, 5-29, D-11
V
V-ALMNT function......................................... 5-56
Vertical character displacement ....................... 5-56
W
WIDTH ............................................ 5-24, B-1, B-2
User's Manual
FUJITSU OFFICES
Please send your comments on this manual or on Fujitsu products to the
following addresses:
North American Contact:
Asian Contact:
FUJITSU CANADA INC.
6975 Creditview Road, Unit 1,
Mississauga,
Ontario L5N 8E9, CANADA
Phone: (1-905) 286-9666
Fax: (1-905) 286-5977
FUJITSU HONG KONG LTD.
10F., Lincoln House, 979 King's Road, Taikoo
Place,
Island East, Hong Kong
Phone:(852) 2827-5780
Fax:(852) 2827-4724
European Contact:
FUJITSU TAIWAN LTD.
19th FL., No. 39, 1 Sec. Chung Hwa Rd.,
Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Phone: (886-2) 2311-2255
Fax: (886-2) 2311-2277
FUJITSU EUROPE LTD.
Hayes Park Central,
Hayes End Road,
Hayes,
Middlesex UB4 8FE, U.K.
Phone:(44-20) 8573-4444
Fax:(44-20) 8573-2643
FUJITSU DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
Frankfurter Ring 211,
80807 München, Germany
Phone:(49-89) 32-378-0
Fax:(49-89) 32-378-100
FUJITSU ITALIA S.p.A.
Via Nazario Sauro, 38
20099 Sesto S. Giovanni (MI), Italy
Phone: (39-02) 26294-1,
Fax: (39-02) 26294-201
FUJITSU ESPAÑA, S.A.
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Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Phone: (34-91)784-9000,
Fax: (34-91)784-9266
Australian Contact:
FUJITSU AUSTRALIA LTD.
Fujitsu House 2 Julius Avenue
North Ryde N.S.W. 2113, Australia
Phone:(61-2) 9776-4555
Fax:(61-2) 9776-4556
FUJITSU SYSTEMS BUSINESS (THAILAND) LTD.
Exchange Tower, 22nd-23rd Fl, 388 Sukhumvit Road,
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Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone:(66-2)302-1500
Fax:(66-2)302-1555
FUJITSU ASIA PTE. LTD.
20 Science Park Road #03-01, Tele Tech Park II
Singapore 117674
Phone: (65)6512-7555
Fax : (65)6512-7502
FUJITSU PHILIPPINES, INC.
2nd Fl., United Life Bldg., A.Arnaiz,
Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: (63-2) 812-4001
Fax: (63-2) 817-7576
FUJITSU (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.
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Tel:(60-3)8318-3700
Fax:(60-3)8318-8700
PT FUJITSU INDONESIA
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Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
Phone: (62-21) 570-9330
Fax: (62-21) 573-5150
Manufacturer contact:
FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED
Printer Business Division
135, Higashinozaki, Hobara-machi, Date-shi, Fukushima
960-0695, JAPAN
Phone: (81-24)574-2236,
Fax: (81-24)574-2382
URL http://jp.fujitsu.com/group/fit/en/
Contact Email fit-gsm@cs.jp.fujitsu.com
C147-E051-01EN
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