Administrator`s Manual P8000 Line Matrix Printers

Administrator`s Manual P8000 Line Matrix Printers
Administrator’s Manual
P8000 Line Matrix Printers
Cartridge Ribbon Printer Series
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Table of Contents
Introduction .................................................................. 11
Printer Overview ................................................................................................ 11
Printronix P8000 Series Cartridge Ribbon Printers (CRP) ......................... 11
Consumable Monitoring with PrintNet Enterprise ............................................. 13
Protocols and Emulations .................................................................................. 13
Graphics Enhancements ................................................................................... 13
Taking Care of Your Printer ............................................................................... 14
Conventions in this Manual ............................................................................... 14
Warnings and Special Information .................................................................... 14
Related Documents ........................................................................................... 14
Setting Up The Printer ................................................. 17
Before You Begin .............................................................................................. 17
Power Requirements ......................................................................................... 17
Select a Site ...................................................................................................... 17
Printer Dimensions ............................................................................................ 18
Printer Component Locations ............................................................................ 21
Operating The Printer .................................................. 23
Powering on the Printer ..................................................................................... 23
Operating Modes ............................................................................................... 23
The Control Panel.............................................................................................. 24
Control Panel Keys ..................................................................................... 25
Cancel a Print Job ....................................................................................... 27
Operational Procedures..................................................................................... 28
Reload Paper .............................................................................................. 28
Unload Paper .............................................................................................. 35
Integrated Print Management System ............................................................... 36
Output Darkness ......................................................................................... 37
Loading a Used Ribbon Cartridge .............................................................. 37
Lighter or Darker Print ................................................................................. 37
Changing Ribbon Cartridge ........................................................................ 37
The Configuration Menus............................................. 41
Configuration Overview ..................................................................................... 41
First Power On ............................................................................................ 41
Main Menu .................................................................................................. 41
Changing Parameter Settings ..................................................................... 41
Saving Parameter Settings ......................................................................... 42
Default and Custom Configurations ............................................................ 42
Navigating the Menus ................................................................................. 42
Top Level Menu Overview ................................................................................. 43
Changing Parameters Example .................................................................. 46
Auto Save Configuration ............................................................................. 49
Saving Your New Configuration .................................................................. 49
Optimizing Print Quality .............................................................................. 54
Optimizing Print Speed ............................................................................... 55
Dynamic Menu Options ..................................................................................... 55
Active Emulations .............................................................................................. 56
P8000 Standard Firmware .......................................................................... 58
P8000 TN Firmware .................................................................................... 59
P8000 PCL-II Firmware .............................................................................. 60
P8000 LG Firmware .................................................................................... 61
P8000 ANSI Firmware ................................................................................ 62
OpenPrint P8000 Standard Postscript/PDF Firmware ............................... 63
OpenPrint P8000 HD Postscript/PDF Firmware ......................................... 64
H-Series Firmware ...................................................................................... 65
OKI Menu .................................................................................................... 66
P8000 Indian and Arabic Language Firmware ........................................... 68
QUICK SETUP Menu ........................................................................................ 69
CONFIG. CONTROL Menu ............................................................................... 76
HOST INTERFACE Menu ................................................................................. 77
Auto Switching Submenu ............................................................................ 78
IEEE 1284 Parallel (Bidirectional) Submenu .............................................. 79
Centronics (Parallel) Submenu ................................................................... 81
Serial Submenu .......................................................................................... 83
NETWORK SETUP Menu ................................................................................. 87
Ethernet Address ........................................................................................ 87
Ethernet Params ......................................................................................... 88
ACTIVE IGP EMUL and ACTIVE EMULATIONS .............................................. 89
EMULATION Menu............................................................................................ 91
3270 Params ............................................................................................... 92
5250 Params ............................................................................................... 98
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (ASCII, Indian Language) .............................. 102
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Hanzi GB)...................................... 104
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Hanzi Big5).................................... 105
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Kanji) ............................................. 106
LQ-1600K Emulation ................................................................................. 107
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Hangul) .......................................... 110
KS Emulation ............................................................................................ 111
KSSM Emulation ....................................................................................... 112
Page Format Submenu (H-Series) ........................................................... 114
P-Series Emulation ................................................................................... 122
P-Series Character Set Menu ................................................................... 125
Indian Language Character Set Menu ...................................................... 126
P-Series XQ Emulation ............................................................................. 128
Serial Matrix Emulation ............................................................................. 130
Serial Matrix Character Set Menu ............................................................. 132
Proprinter XL Emulation ............................................................................ 133
Proprinter XL Character Sets Menu .......................................................... 135
Epson FX Emulation ................................................................................. 136
Epson FX Character Set Menu ................................................................. 138
ANSI Emulation ......................................................................................... 139
IGP/PGL Submenu ................................................................................... 147
IGP/PGL Font Set Menu ........................................................................... 155
IGP/VGL Emulation ................................................................................... 156
IGP/VGL Submenu ................................................................................... 157
IGP/VGL Graphics Options Submenu ...................................................... 158
IGP/VGL Font Set Menu ........................................................................... 165
IPDS Emulation ......................................................................................... 166
PCL – II Emulation .................................................................................... 170
LG Emulation ............................................................................................ 174
Arabic Context Analyzer ........................................................................... 177
Arabization Menus .................................................................................... 185
OpenPrint POSTSCRIPT/PDF Emulation ................................................ 185
Postscript/PDF Interpreter ........................................................................ 186
PRINTER CONTROL Menu ............................................................................ 190
ADVANCED USER Menu................................................................................ 194
SURE SCAN Submenu............................................................................. 195
DIAGNOSTICS Menu ...................................................................................... 208
Printer Mgmt Menu .......................................................................................... 211
Interfaces ................................................................... 213
Overview .......................................................................................................... 213
RS-232 Serial Interface ................................................................................... 215
USB ................................................................................................................. 216
Centronics Parallel Interface ........................................................................... 216
Centronics Parallel Interface Signals ........................................................ 217
IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface ........................................................................... 217
Compatibility Mode ................................................................................... 217
Nibble Mode .............................................................................................. 217
Byte Mode ................................................................................................. 217
Signals ...................................................................................................... 217
Ethernet..................................................................................................... 219
Reprogramming the Security Key .............................. 221
Reprogramming the Security Key ................................................................... 221
How to Program the Security Key ............................................................. 221
Downloading Firmware .............................................. 223
Firmware File Types (.prg) and (.exe) ............................................................. 224
Web Page Download ....................................................................................... 225
Windows Driver Download .............................................................................. 227
Automatic Download (.exe) ............................................................................. 228
Manual Two-Key Download Sequence ........................................................... 230
Manual Three-Key Download Sequence......................................................... 230
Sending Firmware in Download Mode ............................................................ 231
Sending Firmware via Ethernet (LPR) ...................................................... 231
Sending Firmware via USB ....................................................................... 231
Installing a Microsoft Loopback Adapter ................................................... 232
Sending Firmware via Parallel .................................................................. 237
Sending Firmware via Serial ..................................................................... 237
Downloading Files to the Main File System .................................................... 237
Filename Extensions Not Shown in Menus ..................................................... 238
File Properties Not Shown in Menus ............................................................... 239
Web Page Download ....................................................................................... 239
PTX_SETUP Download................................................................................... 241
Manual Two-Key Download ............................................................................ 241
Downloading Files to the SD Card .................................................................. 242
Using TrueType Fonts ..................................................................................... 242
Downloading TrueType Fonts ................................................................... 242
Select and Print Downloaded TrueType Fonts ......................................... 244
Demo Facility ................................................................................................... 245
Troubleshooting ......................................................... 247
Cleaning Requirements ................................................................................... 247
Exterior Cleaning ...................................................................................... 247
Interior Cleaning ........................................................................................ 247
Diagnosing Problems ...................................................................................... 249
Bar Code Verification ................................................................................ 249
Printing a Hex Dump ................................................................................. 250
Most Frequent Problems and Solutions .......................................................... 252
Diagnostics for EXX, BAD NVM, or ILL NVM Errors ....................................... 252
Fault Messages (ASCII in Alphabetical Order) ............................................... 253
Fault Messages (H-Series with Numerical Prefix) ........................................... 273
Printer Specifications ................................................. 291
Ribbon Cartridge Specifications ...................................................................... 291
ASCII ......................................................................................................... 291
HD and H-Series ....................................................................................... 291
Paper Specifications ........................................................................................ 291
Labels .............................................................................................................. 292
Printer Weight and Dimensions ....................................................................... 292
Environmental Characteristics ......................................................................... 292
Acoustic Noise Level ....................................................................................... 292
Electrical Characteristics ................................................................................. 293
Input Voltage (ASCII Models) ................................................................... 293
Input Voltage (H-Series Models) ............................................................... 293
Interfaces ......................................................................................................... 294
Printing Speed ................................................................................................. 294
Standard ASCII Character Set ................................... 295
Zero Tear Pedestal Printer......................................... 297
Overview .......................................................................................................... 297
Operation ......................................................................................................... 298
Position the Paper Input and Adjust the Paper Guides ............................ 298
Load Paper................................................................................................ 300
Position the Paper Out Sensor ................................................................. 302
Set the Tear Bar Distance......................................................................... 303
Set the Top of Form .................................................................................. 304
ZTP SETTINGS Menu ..................................................................................... 305
Performance Limitations .................................................................................. 306
Quick Change Memory Card (QCMC) ....................... 309
Overview .......................................................................................................... 309
Installing the QCMC ........................................................................................ 310
Saving the Printer’s Configuration to the QCMC ............................................. 311
Copying the QCMC “Snapshot” Image to a Second Printer............................ 312
Updating the QCMC Image ............................................................................. 314
Erasing the QCMC Image ............................................................................... 314
PTX_SETUP Commands........................................... 315
Overview .......................................................................................................... 315
The PTX_SETUP Commands ......................................................................... 315
General Commands .................................................................................. 315
Line Matrix Commands ............................................................................. 321
Customer Support...................................................... 323
Printronix Customer Support Center ............................................................... 323
Printronix Supplies Department ................................................................ 323
Corporate Offices ...................................................................................... 324
Communication Notices ............................................. 325
Notices ............................................................................................................. 325
Communication Statements ............................................................................ 326
Software License Agreement .......................................................................... 332
Introduction
Printer Overview
This chapter provides a general overview of your printer and the conventions used within this manual.
Printronix P8000 Series Cartridge Ribbon Printers (CRP)
Printronix® has been the global leader in industrial printing solutions for over 30 years, earning a
reputation for designing and manufacturing leading edge products and delivering them to market with
unsurpassed service and support.
The Printronix P8000™ Line Matrix Printing Platform extends the series of technology innovations that
cement Printronix’s leadership position. Line matrix printing is Printronix’s flagship technology, and it
remains the workhorse solution for supply-chain and back-office printing applications because of its
reliability, lower cost of ownership and flexibility of printing applications.
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Most reliable printer ever – provides more up time and lower operating costs
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Cartridge ribbons – deliver darker image, last longer, and costs less to operate than other print
technologies
•
Integrated print management system – provides precise control over print quality, print costs, and job
planning
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Cabinet, pedestal, or zero tear pedestal (ZTP) styles – best user access and forms handling flexibility
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Unsurpassed ease of use – larger graphics LCD simplifies operation and enhances productivity
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Table 1 P8000 Series Models and Configurations
Model Number
LMPPLS
(Line Matrix Printer Pedestal Low Speed)
LMPPHS
(Line Matrix Printer Pedestal High Speed)
LMPCLS
(Line Matrix Printer Cabinet Low Speed)
LMPCHS
(Line Matrix Printer Cabinet High Speed)
Configuration
Print Speed
(Lines per Minute)
P8003H
300
P8003HZT
300
P8005
500
P8005ZT
500
P8010
1000
P8010ZT
1000
P8006
600
P8006HZT
600
P8000HD
600
P8000HDZT
600
P8203H
300
P8205
500
P8210
1000
P8215
1500
P8220
2000
P8206H
600
P8208H
800
P8200HD
800
Three printer configurations are available:
Cabinet (P82XX, P8200HD, or P82XXH)
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The enclosed cabinet models provide for near silent operation, making these printers perfectly
suitable for use in the quietest of office environments.
•
Provides the best paper handling for large print runs. All paper input and output is contained inside
the cabinet and protected from bumping and contamination.
•
Highly effective combination of moveable fences and chains allows for precise stacking all the way up
to a full box of paper.
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Available in the following print speeds:
ASCII – 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 line per minute models H-Series – 600 and 800
line per minute models
OpenPrint HD (available only for cabinet models)
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Pedestal (P80XX, P8000HD, or P80XXH)
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The pedestal model has a clamshell design that allows easy access to all controls providing faster
ribbon replacements and easier paper loading.
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Oversized casters are standard making movement easy.
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Available in the following print speeds:
ASCII – 500 and 1000 line per minute models H-Series – 300 and 600
line per minute models
Zero Tear Pedestal (P80XXZT or P80XXHZT)
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Special push tractor configuration enables printing from the very first to the very last line of a form and
then tear-off with no forms lost
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The elimination of wasted forms between jobs can yield significant savings.
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An ideal solution for supply-chain and back-office applications.
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Available in the following print speeds:
ASCII – 500 and 1000 line per minute models H-Series – 300 and 600
line per minute models
Consumable Monitoring with PrintNet Enterprise
The Integrated Print Management System works with PrintNet Enterprise (PNE). PNE allows a system
administrator to remotely view the current consumable status of all printers. PNE can be configured to
deliver alerts on all consumable warnings. When a ribbon reaches the low state, PNE notifies the system
administrator remotely via an automated e-mail alert of the low condition. This allows corrective action to
be taken before the ribbon reaches its end of life. If the ribbon is not changed, an alert will again be
initiated once the ribbon reaches the 0% end point. Refer to your PrintNet Enterprise Remote
Management Software manual for details.
Protocols and Emulations
A protocol is a set of rules governing the exchange of information between the printer and its host
computer. These rules consist of codes that manipulate and print data and allow for machine-to-machine
communication. A printer and its host computer must use the same protocol. As used in this manual,
protocol and emulation mean the same thing.
Most impact printers use single ASCII character codes to print text, numbers, and punctuation marks.
Some characters are defined as control codes. Control codes instruct the printer to perform specific
functions, such as underlining text, printing subscripts, setting page margins, etc. The difference between
most printer protocols is the characters used to create control codes and the ways in which these
characters are formatted.
When the printer executes the character and control codes of a particular printer protocol, it is emulating
that printer.
Graphics Enhancements
The IGP/PGL and IGP/VGL emulations allow you to create and store forms, generate logos, bar codes,
expanded characters, and create other graphics. Alphanumeric and bar code data are added as the form
is printed.
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These emulations are available as factory-installed or field-installed options, except on H-series models.
For more information, contact your authorized service representative.
Taking Care of Your Printer
Your printer will produce high print quality jobs if it is well taken care of. Periodic cleaning, handling the
printer properly, and using the correct printer supplies such as ribbon and paper ensures optimum
performance. Chapter 8 explains how to clean the printer, and printer supplies are listed in Appendix A.
Conventions in this Manual
Control panel keys and indicators are highlighted in UPPERCASE BOLD PRINT.
Example: Press the CANCEL key, then press the ONLINE key.
Quotation marks (“ ”) indicate messages on the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
Example: Press the ONLINE key. “OFFLINE” appears on the LCD.
The + (plus) symbol represents key combinations.
Example: “Press  + ” means press the  (UP) key and the  (DOWN) key at the same time.
Warnings and Special Information
Read and comply with all information highlighted under special headings:
WARNING
A warning notice calls attention to a condition that could harm you.
CAUTION
A caution notice calls attention to a condition that could damage the printer.
IMPORTANT
Information vital to proper operation of the printer.
NOTE: A note gives you helpful tips about printer operation and maintenance.
Related Documents
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Quick Reference Guide — Explains how to set up the printer for basic operation (load ribbon cartridge
and media, and clear paper jams).
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Maintenance Manual — Explains how to maintain and repair the line matrix printer at the field service
level of maintenance.
•
ANSI Programmer's Reference Manual — Provides host control codes and character sets for the
ANSI emulation.
•
PCL®-II/LinePrinter Plus Programmer’s Reference Manual — Provides host control codes and
character sets for the PCL-II emulation.
•
LG Programmer’s Reference Manual — Provides host control codes and character sets for the LG
emulation.
•
Character Sets Reference Manual — Information about and examples of the character sets available
in line matrix printers.
•
IGP/PGL Programmer's Reference Manual — Provides information used with the optional IGP
Printronix emulation enhancement feature.
•
IGP/VGL Programmer's Reference Manual — Provides information used with the optional Code VTM
emulation enhancement feature.
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PrintNet Ethernet User's Manual — Information about network protocols, configuration, and operation.
•
IPDS Emulation Programmer's Reference Manual — Provides an overview of Intelligent Printer Data
StreamTM (IPDS) features, commands, and diagnostics.
•
LinePrinter Plus Programmer's Reference Manual — Covers the host control codes for the
LinePrinter Plus emulation.
•
LQ-1600K Emulation For The P8000 H-Series Of Line Matrix Printers Programmer’s Reference
Manual — Covers the host control codes for the LQ-1600K emulation.
•
KS Programmer’s Reference Manual — Covers the host control codes for the KS emulation.
•
KSSM Programmer’s Reference Manual — Covers the host control codes for the KSSM emulation.
•
Arabic Programmer’s Reference Manual — Covers the host control codes for the Arabic emulation
used within the Arabic Language firmware.
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Setting Up The Printer
Before You Begin
Read this chapter carefully before installing and operating the printer. The printer is easy to install.
However, for your safety and to protect valuable equipment, perform all the procedures in this chapter in
the order presented.
Power Requirements
The printer must be connected to a power supply outlet that supplies 90 to 264 volts AC at its upper and
lower limits. These limits take into account normal voltage sags and surges created on the nominal line
voltage by other AC power loads associated with the AC distribution line. The printer automatically
senses and adjusts itself to conform to the correct voltage range.
Primary circuit protection is provided by the AC source protection device. Consult an electrician if printer
operation affects local electrical lines.
IMPORTANT
Printer power should be supplied from a separate AC circuit protected at 20
amperes maximum for 100 - 240 volts at 50 or 60 Hertz.
Select a Site
Select a printer site that meets all of the following requirements:
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Permits complete opening of the printer cover and doors.
•
For cabinet models, allows at least three feet of clearance behind the printer. (This permits air to
circulate freely around the printer and provides access to the paper stacking area.)
•
For pedestal models, DO NOT place the side of the printer (inlet and exit air vents) against a wall or
other object. A minimum of 6 inch spacing is recommended.
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Has a standard power outlet that supplies 100-135 Volts AC or 178-240 Volts AC power, at 47 to
63 Hz.
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Is relatively dust-free.
•
Has a temperature range of 10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F) and a relative humidity from 15% to 90%
non-condensing.
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Is located within the maximum allowable cable length to the host computer. This distance depends on
the type of interface you plan to use, as shown in Table 2.
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Table 2 Maximum Interface Connection Cable Length
Interface Type
Maximum Cable Length
Centronics Parallel
5 meters (15 feet)
IEEE 1284 Parallel
10 meters (32 feet)
Serial RS-232
15 meters (50 feet)
USB 2.0 Universal Serial Bus
5 meters (15 feet)
Twisted Pair / Type 3
300 meters (985 feet)
Ethernet 10/100Base-T
100 meters (328 feet)
Printer Dimensions
57.5 in
(146.1 cm)
41.0 in
(104 cm)
27.0 in
(68.6 cm)
27.0 in
(68.6 cm)
27.0 in
(68.6 cm)
29.0 in
(73.7 cm)
83.0 in
(210.8 cm)
Figure 1 Cabinet Model
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29.5 in
(74.93 cm)
11.36 in
(28.9 cm)
54.0 in
(137.2 cm)
25.92 in
(65.8 cm)
19.1 in
(48.5 cm)
29.1 in
(73.9 cm)
Figure 2 Pedestal Model
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60.1 in
(152.7 cm)
42.0 in
(106.7 cm)
25.92 in
(65.8 cm)
31.95 in
(81.2 cm)
19.1 in
(43.8 cm)
38.9 in
(98.8 cm)
Figure 3 Zero Tear Pedestal Model
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Printer Component Locations
Ribbon
Cartridge
Ribbon
Tab (2)
Ribbon
Tension Knob
Tractor (2)
Blue Tractor
Lock (2)
Splined Shaft
Paper
Support (2)
Hammerbank Cover
and Ribbon Mask
Tab Slot (2)
Vertical Position
Knob
Platen Lever
Ribbon Cartridge
Interface
Platen Stop
Air Shroud
Assembly
Figure 4 Printer Component Locations
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Operating The Printer
Powering on the Printer
When you power on the printer, it executes a self-test. The default power-up state is online. When the
self-test completes and the software has initialized successfully, the status indicator light turns on,
indicating the printer is online. The default value of the type of emulation you have installed appears in the
LCD display. The ribbon life remaining is shown on the bottom of the LCD display.
If there is a fault during the self-test, the status indicator flashes and a specific fault message appears on
the display (such as “LOAD PAPER”). The alarm also sounds if it is configured to do so. See “ LCD
Message Troubleshooting Table” on page 254 for information on fault messages and solutions.
Operating Modes
Online. In online mode, the printer can receive and print data sent from the host. Pressing the ONLINE
key toggles the printer from online to offline mode. The status indicator is lit in online mode.
Offline. In offline mode, you can perform operator functions, such as loading paper and setting top-ofform. Pressing the ONLINE key toggles the printer from offline to online mode. The status indicator is off
in offline mode.
Menu. In offline mode, pressing ENTER moves the printer into Menu mode. In this mode, you can
navigate through all menus and change the printer configuration. To return to offline mode, press the
ONLINE key.
Fault. In fault mode, a condition exists which must be cleared before printing can continue. The status
indicator flashes, the alarm beeps (if configured to sound), and a descriptive fault message displays.
The current operating mode can be selected via control panel keys or can result from routine operations
such as powering on the printer.
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The Control Panel
Figure 5 shows the keys, displays, and indicators as they appear on the control panel. The following
section provides the descriptions, and functions of the control panel keys.
Key combinations are indicated with the plus (+) sign. For example, “Press  + ” means to press the
 key and the  key at the same time.
Cabinet Model
Enter
Pedestal Model
Legend:
TOF = Set TOF (Top of Form)
VIEW = View/Eject
ADVANCE = Paper Advance
CONFIG = Print Config
SELECT = Load Config/Print Mode 1
CANCEL = Cancel Job
ONLINE = Online/Clear
NOTE:
1 Print Mode only available for H-Series
printers.
ENTER
Figure 5 Control Panel
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Control Panel Keys
ONLINE
Toggles the printer between online and offline modes. The key performs the following in Online, Offline,
Fault, and Menu modes:
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Online Mode – sets the printer to Offline Mode.
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Offline Mode – sets the printer to Online Mode.
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Fault Mode – causes the printer to recheck the faults; if the faults are cleared, the printer toggles to
Offline Mode. If the fault condition is not corrected before pressing the ONLINE key, the fault
message reappears.
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Menu Mode – sets the printer to Offline Mode.
NOTE: When changing to Online Mode, if the user has changed menu items without saving the changes
in a configuration, the user will be prompted to save the changes.
ADVANCE
Performs advance to top-of-form, as defined by the current active form length. The key works both online
and offline.
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If online with data in the printer buffer, the data will print and then the paper will move to the next topof-form.
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In the fault state, pressing ADVANCE will advance the paper. The first press moves to the top of the
next available form. All subsequent presses advances one forms length as defined by the current
active forms length.
VIEW
When the printer is online or offline, pressing this key executes the view or eject function, depending on
the setting of the menu View Function.
If online with data in the printer buffer, the data prints and the key functions as described below.
If in a fault state, this key will be ignored.
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View Function — When the View Function menu is set to Enable, pressing the VIEW key for a short
time (less than 1/2 second) moves the last data printed to the tractor area for viewing. While in the
view state, the message "Printer in View" displays, pressing the UP or DOWN arrow keys moves the
paper up or down in 1/72 inch increments. This is done to align the image within a pre-printed form,
for example. Refer to the UP and DOWN key functions for additional details on the microstep feature.
Pressing VIEW a second time moves the paper back to the adjusted print position.
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Eject Function — When the VIEW key is pressed and the View Function menu is set to Disable, or
when the View Function menu is set to Enable and the VIEW key is pressed for a long time (more
than 1/2 second), the bottom of the last printed form will move to the tear bar position as set by the
Tear Bar Dist. menu value. The message "READY TO TEAR/EJECT To Return" displays. While in
this position, pressing the UP or DOWN arrow keys moves the paper up or down in 1/72 inch
increments. Refer to the Up and Down key functions for additional details on the microstep feature.
When the VIEW key is pressed a second time, the printer will move the paper either forward or
backward to enable printing on the next available form.
CANCEL
In offline mode, this key cancels all data in the print buffer, if enabled in the ADVANCED USER Menu
(see page 194). The print buffer is cleared without printing any of the data and the current paper position
is set as the top-of- form. If this function is disabled, the CANCEL key will be ignored.
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NOTE: 1. Use of this key will cause loss of data.
2. For OpenPrint products, pressing the CANCEL key advances the paper to the next TOF.
TOF
Sets the top-of-form on the printer. This key is active only when the printer is offline and will not operate if
the printer is in a fault condition. The paper moves down to the print position and aligns to the top-of-form.
Refer to the User’s Setup Guide for complete instructions on how to set the top-of-form.
NOTE: If there is any data in the buffer, the paper will move to the last print position.
CONFIG
In offline mode, CONFIG prints the current short configuration. This key requires a confirmation with the
ENTER key; pressing any other key will exit from this function. See Configuration Overview on page 41
for an explanation of configuration menus.
SELECT
In offline mode, this key allows for fast selection of any of the previously stored configurations. Pressing
this key causes the printer to cycle through the following configuration load options: Factory, Cfg 1, Cfg 2,
Cfg 3,..., Cfg 8.
For H-Series models, this key can be alternatively configured to select Print Mode.
ENTER (  )
When navigating the configuration menus, the Enter key (referenced by the symbol ↵) selects the
currently displayed option value as the active value. An asterisk (*) appears next to the active value on
the display. Enter is also used for starting and stopping printer tests and generating a configuration
printout.
NOTE: The Enter key must be unlocked to execute the select function.
See UP + DOWN, later in this section.
The ENTER key lock and unlock function can be configured to be a key combination other than
 +  (see page 205).
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In Offline mode, pressing the Enter key places the printer in Menu mode. This will bring up a set of
icons to select.
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In Menu mode (at the icon menu level), pressing the Enter key moves down into the menu tree of the
highlighted icon.
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Within a menu tree: if the highlighted menu contains submenus instead of a selectable parameter,
pressing the Enter key will go into the submenu. If the highlighted menu is a display only menu, then
pressing the Enter key performs no function. If the highlighted menu has selectable parameters,
pressing the unlocked Enter key will select the displayed parameter. An asterisk (*) displays next to
the selected parameter.
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If the highlighted menu is an executable menu, pressing the unlocked Enter key will cause the
function associated with the executable menu to run. If the ENTER key is locked, pressing the Enter
key for highlighted menus that are executable or contain selectable parameters will cause the
message, THE ↵ KEY IS LOCKED, to display momentarily.
NOTE: Press the UP and Down keys at the same time to lock/unlock the ↵ key.
For special Network Address menus or String menus, pressing the Enter key will move down into a
special multiple segment setting menu. Exit this menu by pressing Enter again to save changes or Cancel
to exit without saving changes. This key is inactive in all other modes.
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UP or DOWN ( or )
Moves up or down between levels in the configuration menus and makes vertical forms adjustment. After
pressing VIEW, press  or  to adjust the paper up or down in 1/72 inch increments for fine vertical
forms alignment. When the printer is in offline mode, press  or  to move through levels in the
configuration menus.
UP + DOWN ( + )
Locks and unlocks the ENTER key.
NOTE: The ENTER key lock and unlock function can be configured to be a key combination other than
 +  (see page 205).
PREV or NEXT ( or )
Moves between the options on the current level of configuration menu. In the configuration menu, press
 to scroll backward or press  to scroll forward through the menu selections on the same level.
PREV + NEXT (  + )
When both keys are pressed simultaneously, the printer will reset to the power-up configuration and reset
its internal state (in offline mode).
 + ONLINE (IPDS Emulation only)
In offline mode, press  + ONLINE. If there is data in the printer buffer, the printer will be placed in online
mode, print one page, and return to the offline mode. This action can be repeated until the end of a print
job. Only one page prints each time you press  + ONLINE. If there is no data in the printer buffer, the
printer is placed in online mode.
In the fault state,  + ONLINE does not work.
 + ADVANCE (IPDS Emulation only)
In offline mode, press  + ADVANCE. The printer will perform a reverse linefeed. If you hold down the
 + ADVANCE keys for longer than 1/2 second, the printer moves to the previous top-of-form position.
If there is data in the printer buffer, the data does not print.
In the fault state,  + ADVANCE does not work.
 + VIEW (IPDS Emulation only)
In offline mode, press  + VIEW. If there is data in the IPDS printer buffer, the printer will be placed in
online mode, print one line, and return to offline mode. This action can be repeated until the end of the
job. This function prints only one line of text. If the data is not text, only 1/6 inch prints. If there is no data
in the printer buffer, the printer is placed in online mode for one second and then returns to offline mode.
In the fault state,  + VIEW does not work.
Ribbon Life Indicator
The bottom of the LCD displays the remaining life of the currently installed ribbon. The default settings for
this feature should match the requirements for most applications; no special user setup is needed. If your
particular application requires darker printing or can tolerate lighter printing, the ribbon end point can be
adjusted as appropriate. Please refer Ribbon End Point on page 75.
Cancel a Print Job
The procedure to cancel a print job depends on the printer emulation and your application software.
Contact your system administrator for additional information.
1. If the printer is online, press ONLINE to place the printer in offline mode.
2. From the host system, stop the print job.
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NOTE: If the print job is not stopped from the host system before pressing CANCEL, the print job
continues with data missing when the printer returns to online mode. Exercise caution to prevent
unwanted data loss occurrences, as this function deletes unprinted data in the printer. This
function is active only in offline mode; the purpose of this function is to eliminate the necessity of
printing unwanted data when print jobs are canceled.
3. Press CANCEL.
NOTE: You may need to enable the Cancel option on the front panel.
See ADVANCED USER Menu on page 194 for details.
4. Set the top-of-form. Refer to the Quick Reference Guide.
Operational Procedures
This section contains routine printer operating procedures on how to:
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reload paper
•
unload paper
Reload Paper
Do this procedure when “LOAD PAPER” displays. (This message occurs when the last sheet of paper
passes through the paper slot.) This procedure reloads paper without removing the last sheet of the old
paper supply, while retaining the current top-of-form setting.
Zero Tear
Pedestal Model
Pedestal Model
Wire Guide (2)
Wire Guide
(2)
Paper Slot
Paper Slot
Cabinet Model
Metal Paper Guide
(2000 lpm only)
Paper Slot
Figure 6 Paper Slot Location
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1. Raise the printer cover. Raise the platen lever as far as it will go. (See Figure 4 on page 21 for the
location of the lever.)
NOTE: Do not open tractor doors or remove the existing paper.
2. Cabinet models: open the front door and align the paper supply with the label on the floor.
Pedestal models: place the paper supply on the floor of the printer, centered under the paper slot.
Zero Tear Pedestal models: open the front door and place the paper supply inside the printer, on
the floor of the cabinet.
3. Ensure the paper pulls freely.
4. Feed the paper up through the paper slot (see Figure 6). It may be easier to feed one corner of the
new paper up through the slot first. When this corner can be grasped from the top, rotate the paper
back to the normal position.
NOTE: If you are using thick, multi-part forms and are unable to load the new paper over the existing
paper, go to step 15.
5. Hold the paper to prevent it from slipping down and through the paper slot.
New Paper
Existing Paper
Figure 7 Loading New Paper into the Printer
6. Pull the new paper above and behind the ribbon mask, but in front of the existing paper. See Figure 4
on page 21 for the ribbon mask location. If necessary, gently press the existing paper back.
7. Align the top edge of the new paper with the top perforation of the existing paper.
8. Load the new paper over the existing paper. Open and load the tractors one at a time to prevent the
paper from slipping.
NOTE: Make sure that the top edge of the new paper lines up with the top horizontal perforation of the
last page.
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Vertical Position
Knob
Paper Thickness
Indicator
A
A
Platen Stop
Platen Lever
Platen Stop
Knob
Figure 8 Setting the Platen Lever
9. Turn the platen stop knob clockwise or counterclockwise to match the paper thickness. (The A-B-C
scale corresponds approximately to 1-, 3-, and 6-part paper thickness).
NOTE: If you are using the same thickness of paper, there is no need to readjust.
10. Lower the platen lever until it stops.
11. Press ONLINE to remove the “LOAD PAPER” fault message from the display.
12. Press ADVANCE several times to make sure the paper feeds properly beyond the tractors and over
the lower paper guide. Feed sufficient paper to ensure the paper stacks correctly.
13. Close the printer top cover. Close the cabinet front door.
14. Press ONLINE to place the printer in online mode and resume printing.
NOTE: Perform steps 15 to 31 only if you are unable to load the new paper over the existing paper.
15. Open both tractor doors.
16. Remove the old paper from the tractors. Allow the paper to fall into the paper supply area.
17. Feed the new paper up through the paper slot. Hold the paper to prevent it from slipping down
through the paper slot (see Figure 6 on page 28).
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Left Tractor Door
Paper
Left Tractor Lock
Figure 9 Loading Paper on the Left Tractor
18. Pull the paper above and behind the ribbon mask. See Figure 4 on page 21 for the ribbon mask
location.
19. Load the paper on the left tractor.
20. Close the tractor door.
Tractor Splined
Shaft
Tractor
Paper
Tractor Lock
Paper Scale
Figure 10 Positioning the Left Tractor to Avoid Damage
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the printer caused by printing on the platen, always position
the left tractor unit directly to the left of the “1” mark on the paper scale.
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21. Normally, you should not need to adjust the position of the left tractor. If adjustment is necessary,
unlock the left tractor by placing the tractor lock in the middle position. Slide the tractor until it is
directly to the left of the number “1” on the paper scale and lock it. (You can also use the paper scale
to count columns.)
Tractor Door
Tractor Lock
Figure 11 Loading Paper onto the Sprockets
22. Unlock the right tractor.
23. Load the paper onto the sprockets and close the tractor door. If necessary, slide the right tractor to
remove paper slack or to adjust for various paper widths. Then, lock the tractor.
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Zero Tear
Pedestal Model
Upper Paper
Guide
Pedestal Model
Upper Paper
Guide
Wire Guide (2)
Wire Guide
(2)
Paper Slot
Paper Slot
Upper Paper
Guide
Cabinet Model
Metal Paper Guide
(2000 lpm only)
Paper Slot
Figure 12 Using the Paper Guide to Orient the Paper
24. Pedestal, or Zero Tear Pedestal models:
Using the vertical position knob to move the paper up, guide the paper over the upper paper
guide and through the slot to the rear of the top cover.
25. Press ADVANCE several times to make sure the paper feeds properly beyond the tractors and
over the lower paper guide. Feed sufficient paper to ensure the paper stacks correctly.
26. Cabinet models:
Open the cabinet rear door. Make sure the paper is aligned with the label in the output area
(inside the cabinet). Close the front and rear doors.
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TOF Indicator
Perforation
Vertical
Position Knob
Figure 13 Aligning the Perforation with the TOF Indicator
27. Align the top of the first print line with the TOF indicator on the tractor by rotating the vertical
position knob. For best print quality, it is recommended that the top-of-form be set at least one
print line or more below the perforation.
NOTE: For exact positioning, press the VIEW key to move the last data printed to the tractor area for
viewing. While in View mode “Printer in View” displays. Press the Up or Down Arrow keys to
move the paper vertically in small increments. Pressing the VIEW key a second time moves the
paper back to the adjusted print position. The key works both online and offline provided that the
printer is in View mode. (This procedure is applicable for both the cabinet and pedestal models.)
Vertical Position
Knob
Paper Thickness
Indicator
A
A
Platen Stop
Platen Lever
Figure 14 Adjusting the Platen Lever
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Platen Stop
Knob
28. Turn the platen stop knob clockwise or counterclockwise to match the paper thickness. (The A-B-C
scale corresponds approximately to 1-, 3-, and 6-part paper thickness. Adjust until you have the
desired print quality).
NOTE: The platen stop allows you to set an optimum and consistent thickness that is not affected when
opening and closing the platen lever.
29. Lower the platen lever until it stops.
30. Press ONLINE to clear any fault messages (such as “LOAD PAPER”) from the LCD.
31. Press TOF. The top-of-form you have set moves down to the print position. If there is data in the
buffer, the paper moves forward to the last print position on the next page.
32. Press ONLINE and close the printer cover.
Unload Paper
1. Press ONLINE to place the printer in offline mode and open the printer cover.
2. For cabinet models, open the cabinet rear door.
Paper
Perforation
Figure 15 Unloading the Paper from the Printer
3. Tear off the paper at the perforation.
4. Allow the paper to fall to the back of the printer and into the paper stacking area.
5. For pedestal models, remove the stacked paper from the paper tray.
6. For cabinet models, remove the stacked paper from the rear cabinet floor.
7. Close the cabinet rear door.
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Tractor Door
Platen Lever
Figure 16 Completely Removing the Paper
8. To completely remove the paper from the printer:
a. Raise the platen lever as far as it will go and open both tractor doors.
CAUTION
Be careful when pulling any paper backward through the paper path, especially
when using a label stock. If you are not careful, labels can detach and adhere to
the printer within the paper path, where only an authorized service representative
can remove them.
b. Open the cabinet front door.
c.
Gently pull the paper down through the paper slot. Allow the paper to fall into the paper supply
area.
d. Remove the paper from the paper supply area.
Integrated Print Management System
The P8000 has a feature that automatically monitors and communicates the status of the ribbon life to
help the operator know when to change ribbons. Using an ink delivery system called the Cartridge Ribbon
System (CRS), the printer can automatically detect when a new or used ribbon is loaded, and all ribbon
properties. The ribbon is contained in a plastic box (the cartridge) and feeds only in one direction. The
CRS contains an interface board that allows communication between the printer and the cartridge. Using
the CRS, the P8000 automatically detects when a new or used ribbon is installed and determines the
ribbon’s length, ink color, and expected yield. The ribbon life, starting from 100% when new and
decreasing to 0% when depleted, is always displayed on the control panel. See Figure 5 on page 24.
When the ribbon life reaches 2%, a warning message “RIBBON UNDER 2%/ Change RBN soon” appears
on the control panel display. The control panel status indicator lamp flashes. The printer will continue
printing in this condition until the ribbon life reaches 0% at which time, printing will stop. The ribbon may
be changed at any time while the printer is in the “CARTRIDGE AT END POINT/Change Cart” condition
without losing data in the printer’s buffer. If a new ribbon is loaded, the system automatically detects the
change, clears the condition when the platen is closed, and restarts the life at 100%. If a partially used
ribbon is loaded, the system continues the life at the percentage indicated for the used ribbon.
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You may also resume printing for approximately two more minutes without changing the ribbon by
pressing the ONLINE key twice. This may be done as many times as needed to complete the job in
progress.
Ribbon usage information is calculated by maintaining a count of impressions (dots) that is stored on the
ribbon cartridge and updated periodically so that the cartridge can be used on a different printer with the
information intact. This allows the system administrator to have precise control over print quality and
consumable costs. The accurate presentation of available ribbon life allows for efficient planning of print
jobs. For example, if the displayed ribbon life were low, you can install a new ribbon before printing a
large print job.
Output Darkness
By default the system is configured to meet most user requirements. However, some applications require
that the output remains darker than the nominal set point while some applications are less critical and
could tolerate a lighter final image. The system can easily adjust to this variability. A setting under the
Printer Control menu is available that allows the user to adjust the final output. The range is as follows:
Normal (Default)
Darker +1 through +6
Lighter -1 through -10
The ribbon life indicator always cycles between 100% and 0%, but if a darker setting is selected, zero will
be reached more quickly. If a lighter setting is selected, the system will extend the amount of printing it
takes to reach zero.
Loading a Used Ribbon Cartridge
You can take the ribbon cartridge off the printer and reload it at a later time. The ribbon life gauge
automatically updates to reflect the correct remaining capacity.
NOTE: Since the ribbon usage information is stored on the ribbon cartridge, you can reload a partially
used cartridge onto a different printer.
Lighter or Darker Print
The ribbon life value as determined by the Integrated Print Management System is factory set so that the
image quality at the end of the ribbon life is as good as it was when the ribbon was new. You may adjust
the ribbon end point for a lighter or darker image as required for your printing needs. See PRINTER
CONTROL Menu on page 190.
Changing Ribbon Cartridge
Before changing the ribbon cartridge, determine whether at the end of ribbon life if you want to make the
print lighter (extend the ribbon life) or darker (shorten the ribbon life). If you want to make the print lighter
or darker, go to Ribbon End Point on page 75 and follow the procedures for adjusting the image density.
If you are satisfied with the print darkness, continue with the following steps.
NOTE: Ribbon cartridge instructions and illustrations shown in the following section are for the pedestal
model. Follow the same procedures for the cabinet model.
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Blue Tractor
Door (2)
Platen Lever
Figure 17 Preparing to Load the Ribbon
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Raise the platen lever as far as it will go.
3. Close the tractor doors.
4. Remove the old ribbon cartridge and discard properly.
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Ribbon
Cartridge
Ribbon
Tab (2)
Ribbon
Tension Knob
Tab Slot (2)
Air Shroud
Assembly
Figure 18 Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
5. Remove the ribbon slack on the new ribbon cartridge by turning the ribbon tension knob clockwise.
CAUTION
Do not turn the ribbon tension knob counterclockwise. This could damage the
ribbon cartridge.
6. Hold the cartridge at an angle, so that the rear side nearest you is lower than the side with the ribbon.
Find the two tabs on the outside of the cartridge and place them into the corresponding slots on the
air shroud assembly (see Figure 18).
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Ribbon
Cartridge
A
Hammerbank Cover
A
Ribbon
Mask
Ribbon
Ribbon Tension Knob
Ribbon Cartridge
Figure 19 The Ribbon Cartridge Snapped in Place
7. Rock the cartridge downward, making sure that the ribbon goes between the guide and the mask
(see Figure 19). You will feel it snap into place.
CAUTION
Make sure that the ribbon does not twist or fold over.
8. Turn the ribbon tension knob clockwise a few times to make sure the ribbon tracks correctly in the
ribbon path.
9. Close the platen lever.
10. Close the printer top cover.
11. Press the ONLINE key twice to return the printer to operation.
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The Configuration Menus
Configuration Overview
To print data, the printer must respond correctly to signals and commands received from the host
computer. Configuration is the process of matching the printer's operating characteristics to those of the
host computer and to specific tasks, such as printing labels or printing on different sizes of paper. The
characteristics which define the printer's response to signals and commands received from the host
computer are called configuration parameters.
You can configure the printer using the configuration menus and the control panel or by sending control
codes in the data stream from a host computer attached to the printer. This chapter provides an
introduction to configuring the printer and includes the configuration menus available (depending on
which emulation you have installed in the printer).
IMPORTANT
Configuration directly affects printer operation. Do not change the configuration of
your printer until you are thoroughly familiar with the procedures in this chapter.
First Power On
ASCII firmware from the factory has the IPDS/PGL/VGL/LP+, TN 3270/5250, PCL-II, and ANSI program
files loaded. We refer to this as the ASCII bundle firmware. If you have the ASCII bundle firmware
installed, you will be prompted to choose the active program on the first power up. Once a selection for
the active program has been made you will not be prompted to make this choice again. You will have the
opportunity at any time to change the active program from the “Program Select” menu as described in the
following sections. Selection of an active program could take three to five minutes and require rebooting
the printer.
Main Menu
The Main Menu is organized based on the following firmware types:
1. P8000 Standard Firmware (IPDS/PGL/VGL/LP+)
2. P8000 TN Firmware (TN/PGL/VGL/LP+)
3. P8000 PCL-II Firmware (PCL-II/PGL/VGL/LP+)
4. P8000 LG Firmware (LG/PGL/VGL/LP+)
5. P8000 ANSI Firmware (ANSI/PGL/VGL/LP+)
6. OpenPrint P8000 Standard Postscript/PDF Firmware (PS/PGL/VGL/LP+)
7. OpenPrint P8000 HD Postscript/PDF Firmware (PS)
8. H-Series Firmware (LP+)
9. Indian Language Firmware (LP+)
10. Arabic Language Firmware (LP+/ANALYZER)
Changing Parameter Settings
You may change a printer parameter setting, such as line spacing or forms length, either by pressing
keys on the control panel or by sending emulation control codes in the data stream from a host attached
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to the printer. The control panel allows you to configure the printer’s resident set of configuration menus.
An example procedure for using the control panel to change parameter settings begins on page 46.
When control codes are sent from a host attached to the printer, they override control panel settings. For
example, if you set the line spacing to 6 lpi with the control panel, and application software later changes
this to 8 lpi with a control code, the control code overrides the control panel setting.
Saving Parameter Settings
The parameter settings that you have changed can be permanently stored in the printer’s memory as a
configuration. See Auto Save Configuration on page 49 and Saving Your New Configuration on page 49.
You may also save your new configurations using the PTX_SETUP command host control code. See
your IGP/PGL Programmer's Reference Manual for details.
Default and Custom Configurations
A configuration consists of a group of parameter settings, such as line spacing, forms length, etc. Your
printer provides a fixed default configuration and allows you to define several custom configurations for
use with particular print jobs. The factory default configuration can be loaded, but it cannot be altered.
Eight configurations can be modified for unique print job requirements. The “Save Config.” option allows
you to save eight groups of parameter settings in memory as custom configurations numbered from 1
through 8. An explanation on how to save a set of parameter values as a custom configuration using the
“Save Config.” menu option begins on page 49.
Navigating the Menus
To manipulate configurations review the following instructions about navigating through the menus.
You must be Menu mode to navigate the menus.
Press to toggle between ONLINE and OFFLINE.
Press ENTER to enter Menu mode. Menus are
accessed only in Menu mode.
ONLINE
Scroll up, down, left, or right through the icons to
highlight the area of interest.
Press to enter the area of interest. This will take
you into that section and list three menu selections,
with the middle selection highlighted.
NOTE:
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For display languages in Korean,
Simplified Chinese, or Traditional
Chinese, only one menu selection is
shown at a time.
OR
OR
ENTER
+
Press to move up or down through the menu
selections. The highlighted menu is the active
selection.
Press to scroll through the available choices for the
highlighted menu. If the highlighted menu contains
submenus, these buttons have no effect and the
message “↵ for Submenu” will display.
Press to confirm selection. For normal menus, this
will change or execute the menu. If the selection
has submenus, the submenu will be entered.
Press to lock and unlock the ENTER key. The
ENTER key is locked by default to prevent you
from accidentally changing the printer
configuration. The lock and unlock function can be
configured to be other than  +  (See Set Lock
Key on page 205.)
Press to return to the previous menu level.
CANCEL
Press to return to Offline mode. If changes were
made, the user will be prompted to save or discard
the configuration.
ONLINE
To experiment with navigating the menus, use the example on the next page as a tutorial.
Top Level Menu Overview
When entering Menu mode, the user will see top level menus represented as icons as shown below. Use
the navigation buttons up, down, right, and left to highlight the desired icon. As the user navigates, the
name of the top level menu displays on the top line of the LCD.
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Table 3 provides brief descriptions of first level configuration menu options:
Table 3 Icon Level Menus
Menu Icon
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Menu
Description
QUICK SETUP
These options allow quick access to the most
frequently changed or inputted parameters during
the installation of the printer.
PRINTER
CONTROL
This menu allows you to select parameters common to
a general user, such as display language and Barcode
quality.
ADVANCED USER
This menu allows you to select several advanced
operating parameters for the printer, such as the
speed at which paper will advance when slewing. The
SURE SCAN menu for OpenPrint models is under this
menu.
CONFIG. CONTROL
These options allow you to save, print, load,
delete, name, and reset entire sets of configuration
parameters.
HOST INTERFACE
These options allow you to select either the Serial
RS-232, Centronics® parallel, Ethernet™, IEEE® 1284
parallel, or Auto Switching interface for the printer. This
menu also allows you to configure several parameters
for each interface.
NETWORK SETUP
This option allows you to select from Ethernet
Address options and Ethernet Parameters options.
EMULATION
This menu allows you to configure the options which
are available for the current operating (active)
emulation. For example, if LinePrinter+ is the active
emulation, then the LinePrinter+ emulation options
can be configured using this menu. The ACTIVE IGP
EMUL and ACTIVE EMULATION menus are under
this menu.
DIAGNOSTICS
This menu includes the diagnostic tests, system
memory, software build part number, Feature File
(if one exists), the shuttle type, and statistics of the
printer. The Printer Mgmt menu is under this menu.
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Changing Parameters Example
OFFLINE
*= Factory Default
CONFIG.
CONTROL
QUICK
SETUP
Power-Up
Config.
Factory*
Cfg 1 – Cfg 8
Protect
Configs.
Disable*
Enable
Load
Config
Save
Config
Print
Config.
Delete
Config.
Factory*
Cfg 1 – Cfg 8
Cfg 1*
Cfg 2 – Cfg 8
Current Short*
Current Full
Factory
Power-Up
All
Cfg 1 – Cfg 8
All*
Cfg 1 – Cfg 8
Name
Configs
Reset Cfg
Names
(see Example 2
On page 52)
Cfg 1*
Cfg 2 – Cfg 8
All
Auto
Save
Enable*
Disable
A configuration consists of several parameters. The default factory configuration has a starting set of
parameters. In the configuration menu above, and in all the configuration menus in this chapter, the
factory default values are indicated by an asterisk (*).
Your print jobs may require parameter values which vary from the default settings. This section provides
an example procedure for changing individual parameter values.
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The following procedure shows how to change and save the settings for the Barcode Quality and Panel
Display options. Use these guidelines to navigate the configuration menus and change other parameters.
Step
Press
1.
Make sure the printer is on.
LCD
Notes
2.
ONLINE
3.
ENTER
Shows the top level icons.
Allows you to make configuration
changes.
4.
+
5.
UNTIL
6.
ENTER
7.
8.
UNTIL
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Step
Press
LCD
Notes
9.
UNTIL
10.
ENTER
The * indicates this choice is active.
11.
UNTIL
12.
UNTIL
13.
ENTER
The * indicates this choice is active.
Locks the ENTER key.
14.
+
Press ENTER to go back into the
menus or press ONLINE again to
go ONLINE.
15.
ONLINE
16.
ONLINE
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Configuration changes were
detected and you are prompted to
save the configuration permanently
or temporarily, to cancel changes,
or restore the Factory
Configuration.
Step
17A.
Press
ENTER
Notes
Saves the Configuration as Config
1 then returns the printer ONLINE.
Places the printer online after
permanently saving the
configuration changes as Config 1.
17B.
18.
LCD
The printer is ready for operation
Auto Save Configuration
If the user makes a menu change and attempts to place the printer online without saving the changes to a
configuration, the following prompt displays:
The active option is highlighted. Use the Up and Down keys to scroll through the different options; the
keys will loop at the top and bottom options. The ↵ (Enter) key selects the highlighted option. After
performing the selected option, the printer will go to Online mode.
NOTE: Only the Up, Down, and Enter keys work at the Menu Changes Detected prompt.
•
Save Permanently (factory default). This option causes the printer to save the configuration to the
active configuration and make the active configuration the Power-Up default configuration. If the
active configuration is the Factory Configuration, the printer will save the configuration to an open
configuration and make that open configuration the Power-Up default configuration.
If no open configuration is available, the user must decide which configuration to overwrite. In this
case the printer will display the Save Configuration menu, otherwise, the printer will go Online.
•
Save Temporarily. Menu changes will be implemented, but will not be saved once the printer is
powered off.
•
Cancel Changes. This option causes the printer to reload the Active Configuration, then go Online.
•
Restore Factory. This option will cause the printer to reload the Factory Configuration, then go
Online.
NOTE: A printer fault during the Auto Save process causes the printer to Save Temporarily.
Saving Your New Configuration
The Save Config. option allows you to save up to eight custom configurations to meet different print job
requirements. Once you have changed all of the necessary parameters, you may save them as a
numbered configuration (Example 1 on page 50) or a named configuration (Example 2 on page 52) that
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can be stored and loaded later for future use. If you do not save your configuration using the Auto Save,
or this option, all of your parameter changes will be erased when you power off the printer.
Once you have saved a custom configuration using this option, it will not be lost if you power off the
printer. You can load a configuration for a specific print job (see Load Config. on page 76). You can also
modify and resave it. You may want to print your configurations (see Print Config. on page 76) and store
them in a safe place, such as inside the printer cabinet. If the Protect Configs. parameter is enabled and
you try to resave an existing configuration, the new configuration will not be saved until the existing
configuration has been deleted (see Delete Config. on page 76).
NOTE: Once you change active emulations, any changes to the previously selected emulation will be
gone unless they have been saved.
Example 1
This example shows how to save a configuration as a numbered configuration, then later print it.
Step
Press
1.
Make sure the printer is on.
LCD
Notes
2.
ONLINE
3.
ENTER
Allows you to make configuration
changes.
4.
+
5.
UNTIL
50
Step
Press
6.
ENTER
LCD
Notes
7.
8.
UNTIL
9.
NOTE:
ENTER
The * indicates this choice is
active.
We recommend that you print the configuration. To print the configuration go to Step 10. To skip
this procedure and resume printer operation, go to Step 13.
10.
11.
UNTIL
12.
ENTER
Locks the ENTER key.
13.
+
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Step
Press
LCD
Notes
Press ENTER to go back into the
menus or press ONLINE again to
go ONLINE.
14.
ONLINE
Places the printer ONLINE.
15.
ONLINE
16.
If you printed the configuration, store it in a safe place. The printer is ready for operation.
Example 2
This example shows how to save a configuration as a named configuration.
Step
Press
1.
Make sure the printer is on.
2.
Follow Steps 2-6 from
Example 1 (page 50)
3.
UNTIL
4.
ENTER
5.
6.
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ENTER
LCD
Notes
Step
Press
7.
OR
8.
OR
9.
LCD
Notes
Press the left or right key to
choose the character that is
highlighted.
Press the up key to select the next
character in the string. Press the
down key to go back to the
previous character and continue
editing as necessary.
Configuration 2 is renamed TEST.
ENTER
10.
CANCEL
11.
UNTIL
12.
UNTIL
13.
ENTER
Your configuration is saved as
TEST.
Locks the ENTER key.
14.
+
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Step
Press
LCD
Notes
Press ENTER to go back into the
menus or press ONLINE again to
go ONLINE.
15.
ONLINE
Places the printer ONLINE.
16.
ONLINE
Now you have the saved configuration for later use if needed.
Optimizing Print Quality
LP+, IGP/PGL, and IGP/VGL Emulations
You can optimize print quality for darker and sharper barcodes and characters. Doing so, however, will
decrease the printer speed.
To optimize print quality, you can change the values of the following configuration parameters:
•
Bar Code Quality (Printer Control menu): Select “Dark” or “Draft.” Dark prints the darkest images,
but at the slowest speed. Draft prints at a faster speed than Dark, but the characters are not as dark.
(See page 191 for a written description of Bar Code Quality.)
•
Print Quality (IGP/PGL emulation): Select “Best” or “High.” Best prints the darkest images, but at
the slowest speed. High prints at a faster speed than Best, but the characters are not as dark. (See
page 147 for the IGP/PGL Configuration Menu, and page 153 for a written description of Print
Quality.)
•
Print Quality (IGP/VGL emulation): Select “High.” (See page 157 for the IGP/VGL Configuration
Menu, and page 160 for a written description of Print Quality.)
OpenPrint Postscript/PDF Emulations
You can optimize print quality for darker and sharper text and barcodes by using the following
configuration parameters:
•
Unidirectional (Printer Control menu): Select “Enable” for best quality but reduced throughput (half
speed).
•
Resolution (Postscript/PDF menu): Select higher values (horizontal by vertical DPI) to get better
print quality.
H-Series Emulations
Print quality varies based on the typeface selected. Both text and barcodes will print using the resolution
of the selected typeface.
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Optimizing Print Speed
LP+, IGP/PGL, and IGP/VGL Emulations
The printer has been configured at the factory for optimal print speed. To optimize print quality instead,
you can change values for specific configuration parameters such as Barcode Quality and Print Quality.
Doing so, however, will decrease the printer speed.
If you have optimized the printer for print quality, you can change it to optimize the speed by selecting the
values as follows:
•
Bar Code Quality (Printer Control menu): Select Draft.
(See page 190 for the PRINTER CONTROL Menu, and see page 191 for a written description of Bar
Code Quality.)
•
Print Quality (IGP/PGL emulation): Select Dataprocessing.
(See page 147 for the IGP/PGL Configuration Menu, and see page 153 for a written description of
Print Quality.)
•
Print Quality (IGP/VGL emulation): Select Dataprocessing.
(See page 157 for the IGP/VGL Configuration Menu, and see page 160 for a written description of
Print Quality.)
OpenPrint Postscript/PDF Emulations
The printer has been configured at the Factory for optimal print quality through the Resolution
configuration parameter (Postscript/PDF menu). However, users can reduce the horizontal, vertical, or
both DPI values of this menu to increase printer speed. The downside of using a lower DPI value is as
follows:
•
Print quality is reduced and it can be difficult to read small characters.
•
Barcodes may not get detected and optimized (barcodes are not searched for DPI values less than
120).
Users are encouraged to use the Resolution menu to find the right combination of Print Quality, Barcode
Optimization, and Print Speed.
H-Series Emulations
The print speed varies based on the typeface selected.
Dynamic Menu Options
The main menus for each of the different firmware types have several footnotes based on the possible
options installed with the printer. This includes HOST IO connectivity, various hardware/mechanical
options, and software emulations and features. The P8000 products dynamically detect options installed
and only include relevant menus for the user to configure. The following is a description of the types of
installation options and their effect on the main menu:
•
HOST INTERFACE: Ethernet related menus are only present when the hardware is
installed/enabled.
•
NETWORK SETUP: The NETWORK SETUP menu is only present when Ethernet is installed.
•
Centronics and IEEE 1284: Options are only selectable or configurable when the optional parallel
interface card is present.
•
QUICK SETUP: This menu is a collection of popular menus to help users quickly configure the
printer. It is also affected by the installed options.
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Active Emulations
The emulations present in the printer are based on the firmware installed and the emulation options
included. Both are configured from the Factory and do not require any action from the user.
IMPORTANT
Be sure to know which type of firmware and options are purchased (see Table 4) to
understand the ACTIVE IGP EMUL, ACTIVE EMULATION, and EMULATION main
menus. H-Series and Indian Language products only have the LinePrinter+
emulation.
Table 4 Available Firmware Types and Options
Firmware Type
P8000 Standard
P8000 TN
P8000 PCL-II
P8000 LG
P8000 ANSI
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Optional
Emulations
Available
ACTIVE IGP
EMUL 1
ACTIVE
EMULATION 2
EMULATION 3
IGP/PGL*
N/A
IPDS
IGP/PGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL
N/A
IPDS
IGP/VGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/PGL*
N/A
IGP/PGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL
N/A
IGP/VGL
LinePrinter+
PCL-II*
PCL-II
IGP/PGL &
LP+
IGP/PGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL &
LP+
IGP/VGL
LinePrinter+
LG*
LG
IGP/PGL &
LP+
IGP/PGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL &
LP+
IGP/VGL
LinePrinter+
44/48XXANSI*
44/48XX-ANSI
IGP/PGL &
LP+
IGP/PGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL &
LP+
IGP/VGL
LinePrinter+
IPDS
PGL/VGL
PGL/VGL
PGL/VGL
PGL/VGL
PGL/VGL
N/A
N/A
N/A
Table 4 Available Firmware Types and Options
Firmware Type
OpenPrint P8000
Standard 4
Optional
Emulations
Available
PGL/VGL
ACTIVE IGP
EMUL 1
N/A
ACTIVE
EMULATION 2
EMULATION 3
Postscript
/ PDF*
Postscript/PDF
IGP/PGL &
LP+
IGP/PGL
LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL &
LP+
IGP/VGL
LinePrinter+
OpenPrint P8000 HD 4
N/A
N/A
N/A
Postscript/PDF
H-Series
N/A
NA
N/A
LinePrinter+
Indian Language
N/A
NA
N/A
LinePrinter+
Arabic Language
N/A
N/A
N/A
LinePrinter+
ANALYZER
NOTE:
* = Default Selection
1
The Active IGP EMULATION menu is only available when the PGL/VGL option is installed.
The ACTIVE EMULATION menu shows the options “IGP/PGL & LP+” and
“IGP/VGL & LP+” when the PGL/VGL option is installed. Otherwise, “LinePrinter+”
replaces the options.
2
3 The
selections under the EMULATION menu is based on the ACTIVE IGP EMULATION
or ACTIVE EMULATION settings with all Optional Emulations installed.
4 The Postscript emulation cannot process color documents. All documents sent to
the OpenPrint printer must be either gray scale or black and white.
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P8000 Standard Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 4
ZTP WaitTime 4
ZTP TearDist 4
ACTIVE IGP EMUL 1
PGL SFCC 3
VGL SFCC 2
Active Protocol
Form Length
Form Width
Select CPI
Select LPI
P-Series SFCC
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 4
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality
Tear Bar Dist. 5
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Accented Chars.
Slick Paper
58
CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
Downloaded Fonts
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 7
Disp. Intensity
Program Select 8
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
ACTIVE IGP EMUL
IPDS 2
ILnePrinter+
IGP/PGL 3
IGP/VGL 2
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 6
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
If VGL is selected from the ACTIVE IGP EMUL menu.
3
If PGL is selected from the ACTIVE IGP EMUL menu.
4
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printer only.
5
Available for pedestal printers only.
6
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
7
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
8
Available for the ASCII bundle firmware only.
2
P8000 TN Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 4
ZTP WaitTime 4
ZTP TearDist 4
ACTIVE IGP EMUL 1
PGL SFCC 2
VGL SFCC 3
Active protocol
Form Length
Form Width
Select CPI
Select LPI
P-Series SFCC
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 4
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality
Tear Bar Dist. 5
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Accented Chars.
Slick Paper
CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
Downloaded Fonts
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 7
Disp. Intensity
Program Select 8
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
ACTIVE IGP EMUL
3270 Params
5250 Params
ILnePrinter+
IGP/PGL 2
IGP/VGL 3
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 6
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
If PGL is selected from the ACTIVE IGP EMUL menu.
3
If VGL is selected from the ACTIVE IGP EMUL menu.
4
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
5
Available for pedestal printers only.
6
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
7
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
8
Available for the ASCII bundle firmware only.
2
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P8000 PCL-II Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 6
ZTP WaitTime 6
ZTP TearDist 6
ACTIVE EMULATION
PGL SFCC 2
VGL SFCC 3
Active Protocol 4
Form Length 4
Form Width 4
Select CPI 4
Select LPI 4
P-Series SFCC 4
Page Length Rep. 5
Max Line Width 5
LPI Adjust 5
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 6
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality
Tear Bar Dist. 7
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Slick Paper
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CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 9
Disp. Intensity
Program Select 10
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
ACTIVE EMULATION
ILnePrinter+ 4
IGP/PGL 2
IGP/VGL 3
PCL-II 5
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 8
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
If PGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
3
If VGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
4
If LP+ is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
5
If PCL-II is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
6
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
7
Available for pedestal printers only.
8
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
9
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
10
Available for the ASCII bundle firmware only.
2
P8000 LG Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 6
ZTP WaitTime 6
ZTP TearDist 6
ACTIVE EMULATION
PGL SFCC 2
VGL SFCC 3
Active Protocol 4
Form Length 4
Form Width 4
Select CPI 4
Select LPI 4
P-Series SFCC 4
Vert Forms 5
Horiz Forms 5
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 6
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality
Tear Bar Dist. 7
View Function
Unidirectional
Panel Display
Display Language
Slick Paper
CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Parallel Type 1
IEEE 1284 1
Serial
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 9
Disp. Intensity
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
ACTIVE EMULATION
ILnePrinter+ 4
IGP/PGL 2
IGP/VGL 3
LG 5
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 8
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
If PGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
3
If VGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
4
If LP+ is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
5
If LG is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
6
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
7
Available for pedestal printers only.
8
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
9
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
2
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P8000 ANSI Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 6
ZTP WaitTime 6
ZTP TearDist 6
ACTIVE EMULATION
PGL SFCC 2
VGL SFCC 3
Margins 5
Active Protocol 4
Form Length
Form Width
Select CPI
Select LPI
P-Series SFCC 4
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 6
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality
Tear Bar Dist. 7
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Accented Chars.
Slick Paper
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CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
Downloaded Fonts
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 9
Disp. Intensity
Program Select 10
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
ACTIVE EMULATION
LinePrinter+ 4
44/48XX-ANSI 5
IGP/PGL 2
IGP/VGL 3
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 8
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
If PGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
3
If VGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
4
If LP+ is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
5
If ANSI is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
6
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
7
Available for pedestal printers only.
8
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
9
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
10
Available for the ASCII bundle firmware only.
2
OpenPrint P8000 Standard Postscript/PDF Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 6
ZTP WaitTime 6
ZTP TearDist 6
ACTIVE EMULATION
Resolution 5
Paper Size 5
PGL SFCC 2
VGL SFCC 3
Active Protocol 4
Form Length 4
Form Width 4
Select CPI 4
Select LPI 4
P-Series SFCC 4
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 6
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality 4
Tear Bar Dist. 7
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Accented Chars.
Slick Paper
CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
SURE SCAN 5
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
Downloaded Fonts
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 9
Disp. Intensity
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
ACTIVE EMULATION
LinePrinter+ 4
IGP/PGL 2
IGP/VGL 3
Postscript/PDF 5
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 8
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
If PGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
3
If VGL is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
4
If LP+ is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
5
If Postscript/PDF is selected from the ACTIVE EMULATION menu.
6
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
7
Available for pedestal printers only.
8
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
9
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
2
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OpenPrint P8000 HD Postscript/PDF Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 2
ZTP WaitTime 2
ZTP TearDist 2
Resolution
Paper Size
Ribbon End Point
Load Config.
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 2
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Tear Bar Dist.
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Heavy Forms
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CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
SURE SCAN
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Set Lock Key
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Disp. Intensity
EMULATION
Page 91
Postscript/PDF
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 3
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
3
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
2
H-Series Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 5
ZTP WaitTime 5
ZTP TearDistance 5
Graphic Spd Up
Typeface
DBCS CPI
Select LPI
DBCS ASCII Style
DBCS ASCII Mode 2
Ribbon End Point
Reset Cmd CFG Ld
Load Config.
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 5
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Tear Bar Dist.6
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Accented Chars.
Heavy Forms 9
CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
Downloaded Fonts
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
Job Set/Typeface
Print Hist. Log
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 8
Disp. Intensity
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
EMULATION
Page 91
LinePrinter+
Printer Protocol
LQ 1600K 2
OKI 4
KS 3
KSSM 3
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 7
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
Available for Hanzi and Kanji LP+ Printers only.
3
Available for Hangul LP+ Printers only.
4
Available only when the OKI emulation is enabled (see page 66)
5
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
6
Available for pedestal printers only.
7
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
8
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
9
Available for 6H and 8H printers only.
2
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OKI Menu
OFFLINE
*=
Factory Default
EMULATION
Line Printer+
Printer
Protocol
OKI
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Auto LF
Enable*
Disable
Define LF
Code
LF = CR = LF*
LF = LF
Printer Select
Disable*
Enable
Character
Set
HS ANK 1*
HD ANK 1
HS ANK 2
HD ANK 2
Define CR Code
The Define CR Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code
(hex 0D) from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage
Return, it inserts an additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the
host computer sends Line Feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR. Does not insert an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
Auto LF
This option defines the printer actions when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
Enable. Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is received past the forms
width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
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Define LF Code
The Define LF Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Line Feed code (hex 0A)
from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Line Feed, it inserts an
additional Carriage Return code (hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature can be used in most
installations, but it is required if the host computer does not send Carriage Returns to the printer.
•
LF = CR + LF. Adds an extra Carriage Return with each Line Feed.
•
LF = LF. Does not add a Carriage Return with a Line Feed.
Printer Select
•
Disable. Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
•
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and enables the printer when a
DC3 control code is received.
Character Set
This parameter selects a character set for the Epson® emulation when LQ1600K is selected and for OKI
emulation when OKI is selected.
20 CPI Condensed
Compressed print characters are narrower than the normal character set. This is helpful for applications
for which you need to print the maximum amount of information on a page.
•
Enable. Prints about 60 percent of the width of normal characters when compressed print is chosen
by the host computer. For example, a 12 CPI Draft font will compress to 20 CPI.
•
Disable. Does not compress print widths, even if condensed print is chosen by the host.
NOTE: This parameter is not available for Hanzi GB printers with OKI selected.
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Control Code. Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control code.
•
Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
NOTE: This parameter is not available for Hanzi GB printers with OKI selected.
Currency Sign
•
RMB Select. The ASCII code hex 24 is printed as a RMB “¥” character in DBCS mode. Default for
GB.
•
$ Select. The ASCII code hex 24 is printed as a dollar “$” character in DBCS mode.
NOTE: Available for H-Series GB firmware with LQ1600K selected only.
AR3240
•
Disable. AR3240 emulation does not take effect. Default.
•
Enable. AR3240 takes effect, SUB (0x1A) is used as another SFCC. The listed commands will take
effect and turn the extending table character on.
NOTE: Available for H-Series GB firmware with LQ1600K selected only.
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P8000 Indian and Arabic Language Firmware
OFFLINE
QUICK
SETUP
Page 69
Active Host
ZTP DataTime 2
ZTP WaitTime 2
ZTP TearDist 2
Active Protocol
Form Length
Form Width
Select CPI
Select LPI
P-Series SFCC
Indian Option 6
Ribbon End Point
Save Config.
Power-Up Config.
Open Platen @ BOF
Slow Paper Slew
PRINTER
CONTROL
Page 190
ZTP SETTINGS 2
Ribbon End Point
Open Platen @ BOF
Bar Code Quality
Tear Bar Dist.3
View Function
Unidirectional
Display Language
Panel Display
Accented Chars.
Slick Paper
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CONFIG.
CONTROL
Page 76
Load Config.
Save Config.
Print Config.
Delete Config.
Power-Up Config.
Protect Configs.
Name Configs.
Reset Cfg Names
Auto Save
HOST
INTERFACE
Page 77
NETWORK
SETUP 1
Page 87
Ethernet Address 1
Ethernet Params 1
Active Host
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
USB
ADVANCED
USER
Page 194
PTX_SETUP Option
Hex Dump Mode
Power-up State
Downloaded Fonts
PMD Fault
Auto Locking
Main File System
SD File System 1
Set Sharing
Shuttle Timeout
Slow Paper Slew
Alarm
Power Saver Time
Pwr Save Control
Cancel Key
Rcv. Status Port
Ret. Status Port
RBN Low Warn@
RBN Low Action
RBN End Action
Print Energy 5
Disp. Intensity
EMULATION
Page 91
LinePrinter+
ANALYZER 7
DIAGNOSTICS
Page 208
Printer Tests
Test Width
Phase Value
Paper Out Dots
System Memory
Print Statistics
Software Build
Feature File 4
Shuttle Type
Auto Dump
Printer Mgmt
1
If installed.
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
3
Available for pedestal printers only.
4
If a Feature File has been downloaded.
5
Available for 1000 lpm printers only.
6
Available for Indian Firmware only.
7
Available for Arabic Firmware only.
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QUICK SETUP Menu
When the printer is in offline mode, QUICK SETUP is the first Main Menu option that appears on the
control panel. The QUICK SETUP menu offers basic menu items required to configure your printer. This
section describes the options within the QUICK SETUP menu.
NOTE: The options in your menu will vary depending on the firmware, host IO, emulations selected, and
other features available with your printer.
Active Host
The Active Host menu enables you to select and configure interfaces between the printer and your host
computer. The Auto Switching option (factory default) allows all ports to be active at the same time.
ZTP DataTime
This option sets the pause time in the data stream that the ZTP requires before moving the form to the
tear bar once a print job is completed. The values range from .5 to 5 seconds. The default is .5 seconds.
ZTP WaitTime
This option sets the minimum amount of time that the form stays at the tear bar. This allows you time to
remove the form before the form is retracted to print the next form. The adjustable values range from 500
to 5000 milliseconds in increments of 500 milliseconds. The default value is 2 seconds.
ZTP TearDist
This option sets the tear off distance from the current print position to the tear bar. Adjustable values in
increments of 1/144th of an inch range from 200 to 2880. The up and down arrows adjust the display
value. When you press the ENTER key, the selected value is stored and a scale is printed to indicate the
current tear off position. The default value is 1060.
NOTE: When a new value is selected, the printer will lose the current print position. You must reset the
top of form to automatically save the new value.
DBCS CPI (H-Series)
Defines the default values for horizontal character spacing in DBCS mode. For the Hanzi and Kanji LP+
printer, select from 5.0, 6.0, 6.7, 7.5, and Others CPI. For the Hangul LP+ printer, selected from 5.0, 6.0,
6.7, 7.5, 8.5, 10, and others CPI.
The factory default for the Hanzi LP+ printer is 6.7 cpi. The factory default for the Hangul LP+ printer is
6.0 cpi. The factory default for the Kanji LP+ printer is 7.5 cpi.
DBCS/ASCII Mode (H-Series)
This option specifies the operating mode of the Hanzi printer. If set to DBCS mode, the printer can print
double-byte characters and a limited number of single-byte characters. Otherwise, the printer can only
print single-byte characters.
Available for the Hanzi and Kanji LP+ printers only.
DBCS ASCII Style (H-Series)
This option specifies the appearance of the single-byte numeric characters. For the Hanzi and Kanji LP+
printer, select from Normal, Oversize and OCRB. For the Hangul LP+ printer, select from Normal, and
OCRB.
If set to Oversize, the numeric characters will appear larger than other single-byte characters. For
example, the appearance of character "8" will be changed to "8". If set to OCRB, the numeric characters
will print in OCRB style.
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Graphics Spd-Up (H-Series)
This menu is used to increase (speed up) graphic printing speed by turning on Enhanced/Turbo mode.
•
Normal (factory default). The printer prints at the given input graphics resolution.
•
Enhanced. The printer provides first-level speed up, which means the speed is faster than Normal
mode.
•
Turbo. The printer provides second-level speed up, which means the printer is faster than Enhanced
mode.
•
Match Typeface. The input 180 x 180 dpi graphics resolution will drop- dot to the resolution matching
the typeface selected.
Typeface (H-Series)
Sets the typeface of the printer. This key requires confirmation with the ENTER key.
The factory default for the Hanzi GB and Kanji SJIS LP+ is Near LQ.
The factory default for the Hangul and Hanzi Big5 LP+ is LQ.
Active Emulation
The Active Emulation menu enables you to select a combination of emulations as described in Table 4 on
page 56.
Active IGP Emulation
The Active IGP Emulation menu enables you to activate either the PGL or VGL emulation. This menu is
only available with the P8000 Standard and TN firmware as described in Table 4 on page 56.
PGL SFCC
You can specify which hex code (1-FF) will be used as the Special Function Control Character (SFCC).
The SFCC denotes that the following data is an IGP command.
•
7E (factory default)
•
1 – FF
VGL SFCC
You can specify which hex code (1-FF) will be used as the Special Function Control Character (SFCC).
The SFCC denotes that the following data is an IGP command.
•
5E (factory default)
•
1 – FF
Active Protocol
Select the LinePrinter+ protocol you wish to use. Refer to the LinePrinter Plus Programmer's Reference
Manual for more information.
Form Length
Form length is the number of lines that can be printed on a page. You can set the form length in inches,
millimeters (mm), or as a function of the current lpi (lines per inch).
Form Width
The form width can be specified in inches, millimeters, or as a function of the current cpi (characters per
inch). The forms width set should not exceed the actual paper width.
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Select CPI
This parameter allows you to specify the characters per inch (cpi) values. The standard options are 10.0,
12.0, 13.3, 15.0, 17.1, and 20.0. The factory default is 10.0 CPI. Some special additions for certain
firmware types:
•
6.0 CPI is also available for the Indian Language firmware.
•
16.7 and 18 CPI are also available for the ASCII firmware.
Select LPI
This parameter allows you to specify the lines per inch (lpi) values.
• ASCII: The options are 6.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.3 LPI. The factory default is 6.0 LPI.
•
Indian Language: All ASCII options are available with additional options 3.0, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 LPI.
•
H-Series: The options are 6.0 or 8.0 LPI. The factory default for the Hanzi and Hangul LP+ is 6.0.
The factory default for Kanji LP+ is 8.0.
P-Series SFCC
This parameter allows you to select which ASCII codes will function as the Special Function Control Code
(SFCC) command delimiter.
P-Series codes can use hex 00 through hex 7F. Options include the following:
•
SOH (hex 01) (factory default)
•
ESC (hex 1B)
•
ETX (hex 03)
•
CIRCUMFLEX (hex 5E) – also called caret (^)
•
TILDE (hex 7E) – (~)
NOTE: SOH, ETX, and ESC are non-printables. The characters (^) and (~) are printable; however, do not
use them as printables in the host data stream if either is chosen as a delimiter because print
errors will occur.
Margins
•
Left Margin. Set in columns. Column zero is defined as the far left edge of the page, and column
numbering increments from left to right.
•
Right Margin. Set in columns. Column zero is defined as the far right edge of the page, and column
numbering increments from right to left.
•
Top Margin. Defined in lines, starting from line zero at the top of the page and incrementing from the
top down.
•
Bottom Margin. Defined in lines, starting from line zero at the bottom of the page and incrementing
from the bottom up.
Form Length
Form length is the number of lines that can be printed on a page. You can set the form length in inches,
millimeters (mm), or as a function of the current lpi (lines per inch).
Form Width
The form width can be specified in inches, millimeters, or as a function of the current cpi (characters per
inch). The forms width set should not exceed the actual paper width.
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Vert Forms (LG)
•
Bot Frm 66/6 (factory default). This option sets the bottom margin for the forms. You must specify the
bottom margin in lines (at 6 lines per inch), ranging from 0 to 198 lines (33 inches). The default setting
is 66. Press the right arrow to increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to
change units. Selecting a value for this option resets the top margin to 0, so the top margin must be
redefined after this option is selected.
•
Top Mrg 6/0 This option sets the top margin for the forms. You must specify the top margin in lines
(at 6 lines per inch), ranging from 0 to 198 lines (33 inches). The default setting is 0. Press the right
arrow to increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units. The
margins will automatically adjust so that the top and bottom margins do not cross each other.
Horiz Forms (LG)
•
Left Mgr 0.00 (factory default). This sets the left margin for the forms. You must specify the left
margin in 1/10 inch increments, from 0 to 13.1 inches. The default value is 0. Press the right arrow to
increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units. The margins will
automatically adjust so that the left and right margins do not cross each other.
•
Right Mrg 13.2. This sets the right margin for the forms. You must specify the right margin in 1/10
inch increments, from 0.1 to 13.2 inches. The default value is 13.2. Press NEXT to increase the
value, PREV to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units. The margins will automatically
adjust so that the left and right margins do not cross each other.
Page Length Rep (PCL-II)
•
Inches/Page (factory default). Allows the user to set the page length in inches.
•
Lines/Page. Allows the user to set the page length in number of lines.
Max Line Width (PCL-II)
Set the maximum line width at either 13.2 inches or the maximum width of the printer.
LPI Adjust (PCL-II)
Set the lines per inch value for the PCL-II emulation.
Resolution (OpenPrint)
This parameter defines the default print resolution. This selection is used when either the print resolution
is not defined by the data stream or if the print resolution defined by the data stream is not supported.
The following resolutions are available on OpenPrint P8000 Standard:
•
120x144 DPI (factory default)
•
90 x 96 DPI
The following resolutions are available on OpenPrint P8000 HD:
•
180x180 DPI (factory default)
•
180x90 DPI
•
90x180 DPI
•
120x120 DPI
•
90x90 DPI
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Paper Size (OpenPrint)
This parameter allows selection of available paper sizes. Available options include:
•
Custom. Sets a user-defined paper size.
•
Width. Defines the paper width. The range is 1” to 15” in 0.1 inch increments. The default is
13.6 inches.
•
Length. Defines the paper length. The default is 11 inches. Three length options are available:
Inches. Defines the length in inches. The range is 1” to 24” in 0.1 inch increments.
1/6 Inch Lines. Defines the length in 1/6 inch lines. The range is 6 to 144 lines.
1/8 Inch Lines. Defines the length in 1/8 inch lines. The range is 8 to 192 lines.
To set a custom length, use the appropriate menu that allows for selection of the exact paper length to
avoid loss of top-of-form (i.e., if using a 12” paper, select either the “Inches” menu set to 12” or the “1/6
Inch Lines” menu set to 72. However, if using a 11 2/3 inch paper length, the “1/6 Inch Lines” menu must
be used (set to 70) since that is exactly 11 2/3 inches. If the “Inches” menu is used, the closest values
would be 11.6 or 11.7 inches which are not exact.
The printer will indicate which of the three length menus was used by showing that submenu first when
entering the “Length” menu. The configuration printout will also show the length menu used.
•
See Table 5 for paper size options and actual sizes.
Table 5 Paper Size Options and Actual Size
Paper Size
Actual Size
US Fanfold
13.6 x 11 in
Letter
8.5 x 11 in
Legal
8.5 x 14 in
Executive
7.3 x 10.5 in
A3
11.7 x 16.5 in
A4
8.3 x 11 2/3 in
A5
5.8 x 8.3 in
A6
4.1 x 5.8 in
Fanfold 10x14in
10 x 14 in
Tabloid 11x17in
11 x 17 in
Fanfold 12x12in
12 x 12 in
JIS B5
7.2 x 10.1 in
US Folio
8.5 x 13 in
No. 10 Envelope
4.1 x 9.5 in
DL Envelope
4.3 x 8.7 in
C5 Envelope
6.4 x 9 in
C6 Envelope
4.5 x 6.4 in
ISO B5
6.9 x 9.8 in
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Indian Option (Indian Language)
•
•
•
Indian Formatter. The available options include Disable, Script Page, and Data Page.
•
Disable (factory default). The Indian characters will print without composing.
•
Script Page. Allows printing of Indian characters with composing for non-table format.
•
Data Page. Allows Indian character printing with composing for table- formatted data. Data
Page does not support ESC sequence commands nor other single byte commands except for
CR, LF, FF, BEL, DC1, and DC3.
Tall ASCII Font. The available options include enable and disable.
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. When enabling the Tall ASCII Font setting, the ASCII characters will print as tall fonts.
This setting is available only for 10, 12, and 13.3 CPI for DP and NLQ settings. It is
recommended to print the Tall ASCII font with 4 LPI setting or lower to avoid overlapping.
Space Width Adj. The values range from 1 to 30. The default value is 12. This option allows spacing
adjustment between the words in Indian character printing. This feature works only with Indian code
pages and not with Standard code pages. The Space Width Adj value affects the character width of
the space character (0x20) and the dash character (0x2D). The Space Width Adjust value is
applicable to both script page and data page selections. Table 6 shows the space width adjustment
value according to its typeface and CPI setting.
Table 6 Typeface, CPI, and Space Width Values on
Indian Language printers
Typeface
Data Processing
Near Letter Quality
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CPI
Space Width
6
20
10
12
12
10
13.3
9
15
8
17.1
7
20
6
6
30
10
18
12
15
13.3
13
15
12
17.1
10
Hindi Numeral. Allows you to specify whether to print numbers as Hindi numerals.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. When enabled, numbers will print as Hindi numerals.
Ribbon End Point
This parameter adjusts the point at which the system will declare the ribbon as being expended. The life
count will always be from 100% to 0%, but if a darker setting is selected 0% will be reached more quickly.
If a lighter setting is selected, the system will extend the time it takes to reach 0%.
Load Config.
The printer can store numerous configurations in memory. This parameter allows you to select and load a
specific configuration.
Save Config
This option allows you to save up to eight configurations to meet different print job requirements. This
eliminates the need to change the parameter settings for each new job. The configurations are stored in
memory and will not be lost if you turn off the printer. If the Protect Configs. parameter is enabled, the
new configuration will not be saved unless the existing configuration has been deleted first. The factory
default configuration cannot be changed. See Saving Your New Configuration on page 49 for details.
Power Up Config
This option allows you to specify which of the nine configurations (Factory or 1-8) will be the power-up
configuration.
Open Platen @ BOF
Some special forms have perforation areas that are too thick to pass through the print station. This
parameter, when enabled, opens and closes the platen when the perforations move across the platen.
When enabling this parameter, you must set the forms length to match the physical distance between
perforations
Slow Paper Slew
•
Disable (factory default). The paper will slew and stack paper at maximum speed.
•
Enable. Causes the paper to stack at a slower rate. This ensures that certain forms will stack neatly.
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CONFIG. CONTROL Menu
The CONFIG. CONTROL menu allows you to control your printer’s configurations according to the
specifications necessary for your print jobs.
CONFIG.
CONTROL
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
Load Config.
Factory*
Cfg 1 – Cfg 8
Name
Configs
(see Example 2
on page 52)
*= Factory Default
Save Config.
Cfg 1*
Cfg 2- Cfg 8
Reset Cfg
Names
Cfg 1*
Cfg 2- Cfg 8
All
Print Config.
Current Short*
Current Full
Factory
Power-Up
All
Cfg 1- Cfg 8
Delete
Config.
All*
Cfg 1- Cfg 8
Power-Up
Config.
Factory*
Cfg 1- Cfg 8
Protect
Configs.
Disable*
Enable
Auto Save
Enable*
Disable
Load Config.
The printer can store numerous configurations in memory. This parameter allows you to select and load a
specific configuration.
Save Config.
This option allows you to save up to eight configurations to meet different print job requirements. This
eliminates the need to change the parameter settings for each new job. The configurations are stored in
memory and will not be lost if you turn off the printer. If the Protect Configs. parameter is enabled, the
new configuration will not be saved unless the existing configuration has been deleted first. The factory
default configuration cannot be changed. See Saving Your New Configuration on page 49 for details.
Print Config.
This option is used to print a listing of various stored printer configurations. Store printouts of your
configurations in a safe place for quick referral.
Delete Config.
You can delete one or all of your eight customized configurations. The factory default configuration
cannot be deleted.
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Power-Up Config.
You can specify which of the nine configurations (Factory or 1-8) will be the power-up configuration.
Protect Configs.
You can specify whether or not a new configuration should overwrite an existing configuration when you
activate the Save Configs. parameter. When disabled (factory default), the new configuration will
overwrite the existing configuration. When enabled, the new configuration will not overwrite the existing
configuration, and the message “CONFIG. EXISTS / Delete First” displays.
Name Configs
This option allows you to rename any of the eight different configurations.
You may specify a 15-character name which can be used to refer to a configuration. The name you enter
for a configuration will be used in the Load Config., Save Config., Print Config., Delete Config., and
Power-Up Config. menus. The name can only be cleared by using the Reset Cfg Names menu. See
example 2 on page 52 on how to name configurations.
Reset Cfg Names
You can reset specific configuration names back to the default value of the configuration number.
Auto Save
•
Enable (factory default). When a change has been made to a Config. menu, this option automatically
prompts the user to save or not save the change to a Config #.
If you are currently in the Factory Config. menus and make a change, pressing ENTER saves to
Config 1 or the next available Config. and becomes the Power-Up Config. If the Current Config is
Config 1 and a menu change is made, pressing ENTER will save the change to Config 1.
•
Disable. The printer will not prompt you to save any changes made.
HOST INTERFACE Menu
HOST
INTERFACE
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
*= Factory Default
1
If installed.
2
Used by LG firmware instead of Centronics and IEEE 1284.
3
Default for Indian Language firmware.
Active
Host
Auto
Switching
Auto Switching
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
Ethernet 3
USB
Parallel 2
(see page 78)
Parallel
Type 2
Centronics 1
Serial
IEEE 1284 1
Centronics*
IEEE 1284
(see page 81)
(see page 83)
(see page 79)
USB
(see page 83)
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The Host Interface Menu enables you to select and configure one of many types of interfaces between
the printer and your host computer. The currently selected interface is indicated with an asterisk on the
control panel message display. Each interface has its own submenu with a set of interface parameters
which can be configured.
IMPORTANT
When set to Auto Switching, the printer will load the power-up configuration and
the new interface parameters. Any settings made and not saved before selecting
these interfaces will be lost.
Auto Switching Submenu
*= Factory Default
1
If installed.
Auto Switching
(from page 77)
Parallel
Hotport 1
Serial
Hotport
USB
Hotport
Ethernet
Hotport 1
Port Type
Centronics
(see page 81 for options)
IEEE 1284*
(see page 79 for options)
Disable
Trickle Time
1/4 sec*
1/2 sec
1 sec
2 sec
4 sec
8 sec
16 sec
Off
Timeout
10 sec.*
(10-60)
Report Status
Disable*
Enable
Auto Switching gives the printer the ability to handle multiple data streams sequentially. With Auto
Switching, the printer can service hosts attached to the serial, parallel, USB, and Ethernet ports as if they
were the only interface connected.
For example, if the host computer sends one print job to the RS-232 serial port and a separate print job to
the IEEE 1284 parallel port, the printer's Auto Switching is able to handle both jobs, in the order they were
received. The user does not have to reconfigure the selected interface between jobs.
Port Type
Select the parallel interface type connected to the printer. For example, if your printer is attached to one
host with a Centronics connection, you would select Centronics under the Parallel Hotport menu.
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Trickle Time
When the printer is printing data from a host and a second job is received by the printer from a different
host, Trickle Time prevents the second host from timing out while it is waiting for its data to be printed. In
order to support this feature, the port has to be able to accept data from the host and store it for future
use.
For example, if the printer is printing a job from the serial port, and then receives a second print job from
the parallel or USB port, the data from the parallel or USB port will “trickle” bit by bit into the printer buffer
to prevent a timeout error from being sent back to the host connected to the parallel port.
The selected value is the time that the printer waits before getting the next byte of data from the host. The
Trickle Time value should be less than the host time out value, but not too much shorter or else the
printer fills up its buffer too fast.
Timeout
This is the value used by the printer to time out from the current port and check the other selected port
types for data to print. When the printer has not received data from the host after a certain period of time,
it needs to timeout in order to service the other ports.
Report Status
•
Disable (factory default). When a fault occurs on the printer, only the active port reports the fault to
the host.
•
Enable. The port will report any fault even when it is not the current active port.
Switch Out On
NOTE: This option is only available under Ethernet Hotport.
•
Data Timeout (factory default). Allows Autoswitching when no data has been received for the
selected Time Out period.
•
Session Close. Allows Autoswitching only when the Network Socket is closed. If the Ethernet option
is not installed the Network Socket is always reported as closed and this menu option is ignored.
IEEE 1284 Parallel (Bidirectional) Submenu
*= Factory Default
1
OpenPrint HD and H-Series products have an extended range
to 256 with a default of 64.
2
Not available on LG or PCL-2 products.
IEEE 1284
(from page 77)
Prime
Signal
Enable*
Disable
TOF
Action
Reset*
Do Nothing
Buffer Size
in K 1
16*
1-16
Auto
Trickle
Disable*
Enable
Trickle
Time
1/4 sec*
1/2 sec
1 sec
2 sec
4 sec
8 sec
16 sec
Off
Offline
Process 2
Disable*
Enable
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The IEEE 1284 interface is faster and more versatile than Centronics and supports bidirectional
communication. Configuration of this interface is controlled from the host. Refer to IEEE 1284 Parallel
Interface on page 217 for more details about the available modes (Compatibility, Nibble, and Byte).
Prime Signal
•
Enable (factory default). The parallel port will perform a warm start (reboot) if the host asserts the
prime signal.
•
Disable. The parallel port will not perform a warm start (reboot) if the host asserts the prime signal.
TOF Action
•
Reset (factory default). A form feed is performed before a warm start when the prime signal is
asserted from the host. This setting is used only if the prime signal parameter is enabled.
•
Do Nothing. Nothing occurs before a warm start when the prime signal is asserted from the host.
Buffer Size in K
This option configures the amount of memory allocated for the IEEE 1284 parallel port buffer. You can
specify between 1 and 16 Kbytes, in 1-Kbyte increments. The default is 16K.
NOTE: H-Series and OpenPrint HD products have a range of 1 to 256 and a default of 64K.
Auto Trickle
Auto Trickle is used to prevent a host computer from timing out because the parallel interface was busy
for too long. When Auto Trickle is enabled and the printer's buffers are almost full, the printer will begin to
trickle data in (at the rate set in the Trickle Time menu) until the buffers start to empty.
Trickle Time
When the printer is printing data from a host and a second job is received by the printer from a different
host, Trickle Time prevents the second host from timing out while it is waiting for its data to be printed. In
order to support this feature, the port has to be able to accept data from the host and store it for future
use.
For example, if the printer is printing a job from the serial port, and then receives a second print job from
the parallel port, the data from the parallel port will “trickle” bit by bit into the printer buffer to prevent a
timeout error from being sent back to the host connected to the parallel port.
The selected value is the time that the printer waits before getting the next byte of data from the host. The
Trickle Time value should be less than the host time out value, but not too much shorter or else the
printer fills up its buffer too fast.
Offline Process
•
Disable (factory default). When set to disable, the printer does not process parallel data while offline.
•
Enable. When set to enable, the printer continues to process (but not print) the current parallel job
while the printer is offline until the printer's buffer is full.
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Centronics (Parallel) Submenu
Centronics
(from page 77)
Data Bit 8
Enable*
Disable
Prime
Signal
Enable*
Disable
*= Factory Default
1
OpenPrint HD and H-Series products have an extended
range to 256 with a default of 64.
PI Ignored
Enable*
Disable
TOF Action
Reset*
Do Nothing
Data
Polarity
Standard*
Inverted
Buffer Siae
In K 1
16*
(1-16)
Resp.
Polarity
Standard*
Inverted
Auto
Trickle
Disable*
Enable
Busy On
Strobe
Enable*
Disable
Latch
Data On
Leading*
Trailing
Trickle
Time
1/4 sec*
1/2 sec
1 sec
2 sec
4 sec
8 sec
16 sec
Off
Data Bit 8
•
Enable (factory default). Allows access to the extended ASCII character set.
•
Disable. The printer interprets bit 8 of each incoming data character as a zero, regardless of its
actual setting.
PI Ignored
The PI (Paper Instruction) signal is used to control vertical paper motion.
•
Enable (factory default). Ignores the PI signal and treats the data as characters or control codes.
•
Disable. Causes the printer to interpret the eight data lines as VFU commands when the PI signal is
true.
Data Polarity
The Data Polarity parameter must be set to match the data polarity of your host computer.
•
Standard (factory default). Does not expect the host computer to invert the data.
•
Inverted. Expects the data received on the data lines from the host computer to be inverted. Ones
become zeros, and vice versa.
Resp. Polarity
The Resp. Polarity parameter must be set to match the response polarity of your host computer.
•
Standard (factory default). Does not invert the response signal.
•
Inverted. Inverts the response signal sent to the host computer.
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Busy On Strobe
•
Enable (factory default). Asserts a busy signal after each character is received.
•
Disable. Asserts a busy signal only when the print buffers are full.
Latch Data On
Specifies whether the data is read on the leading or trailing edge of the data strobe signal. The default is
leading.
Prime Signal
•
Enable (factory default). The parallel port will perform a warm start (reboot) if the host asserts the
prime signal.
•
Disable. The parallel port will not perform a warm start (reboot) if the host asserts the prime signal.
TOF Action
•
Reset (factory default). A form feed is performed before a warm start when the prime signal is
asserted from the host. This setting is used only if the prime signal parameter is enabled.
•
Do Nothing. Nothing occurs before a warm start when the prime signal is asserted from the host.
Buffer Size in K
Configures the amount of memory allocated for the Centronics parallel port buffer. You can specify
between 1 and 16 Kbytes, in 1-Kbyte increments. The default is 16K.
NOTE: H-Series and OpenPrint HD products have a range of 1 to 256 and a default of 64K.
Auto Trickle
Auto Trickle is used to prevent a host computer from timing out because the parallel interface was busy
for too long. When Auto Trickle is enabled and the printer's buffers are almost full, the printer will begin to
trickle data in (at the rate set in the Trickle Time menu) until the buffers start to empty out.
Trickle Time
When the printer is printing data from a host and a second job is received by the printer from a different
host, Trickle Time prevents the second host from timing out while it is waiting for its data to be printed. In
order to support this feature, the port has to be able to accept data from the host and store it for future
use.
For example, if the printer is printing a job from the serial port, and then receives a second print job from
the parallel or USB port, the data from the parallel or USB port will “trickle” bit by bit into the printer buffer
to prevent a timeout error from being sent back to the host connected to the parallel port.
The selected value is the time that the printer waits before getting the next byte of data from the host. The
Trickle Time value should be less than the host time out value, but not too much shorter or else the
printer fills up its buffer too fast.
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Serial Submenu
Serial
(from page 77)
* = Factory Default
1
OpenPrint HD products have an extended range to
256. H-Series and OpenPrint HD products have an
extended range to 256 with a default setting of 64.
Data
Protocol
XON/XOFF*
ETX/ACK
ACK/NAK
Series1 1 Char
Series1 2 Char
ENQ/ACK
DTR
Request to
Send
Baud
Rate
600 Baud
1200 Baud
2400 Baud
4800 Baud
9600 Baud*
19200 Baud
38400 Baud
57600 Baud
115200 Baud
Buffer Size
in K 1
On-Line and BNF* 16*
Off-Line or BF
1-16
On-Line
False
True
One Char
Enquiry
Disable*
Enable
Framing
Errors
Disable
Enable*
Word
Length 8
8*
7
Stop
Bits 1
1*
2
Poll
Character
00 Hex*
(00-FF Hex)
Parity
None*
Odd
Even
Mark
Sense
Poll
Response
0 ms*
(0-30 ms)
Data Term
Ready
True*
On-Line and BNF
Off-Line or BF
On-Line
False
Idle
Response
Disable*
Enable
Offline
Process
Disable*
Enable
Data Protocol
You can select one of the following serial interface protocols to meet the host interface requirements.
•
XON / XOFF (factory default). The printer controls the flow of communication from the host by turning
the transmission on and off. In some situations, such as when the buffer is full or the timing of signals
is too slow or too fast, the printer will tell the host to stop transmission by sending an XOFF character.
An XOFF character is sent when the number of empty bytes in the buffer is less than or equal to 25
percent of the buffer size. If the host keeps sending data after an XOFF is sent, the printer firmware
will continue to send an XOFF for every 16 characters received. When cleared, the printer will resume
receiving data (XON). The data does not have any End of Text codes; XON / XOFF is a non- block
protocol.
•
ETX / ACK. End of Text / Acknowledge. The host controls the flow of communication to the printer by
sending a block of data and ending the block with an End of Text (ETX) signal. When the printer
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receives the ETX signal, it will acknowledge the ETX, thereby acknowledging it has received the
entire block of data.
•
ACK / NAK. ACK means acknowledge; the device acknowledges it has accepted a transmission.
NAK means negative acknowledge; the device did not receive the transmission.
•
SERIES1 1 CHAR. The printer controls the flow of communication from the host by turning the
transmission on and off using response characters sent to the host. If the number of valid bytes in the
buffer reaches 75 percent of the buffer size, the online or offline and buffer full response character is
sent. If the buffer is completely full, an online or offline buffer full response is sent every time a
character is sent from the host. Whenever the printer state changes to online or offline, the
appropriate response character is sent. If the idle response option is enabled, the printer will send a
response character every two seconds while the number of valid bytes in the buffer is less than 75
percent of the buffer size. If a poll character is received (configurable from the Poll Character xx Hex
option on the front panel from hex 0 through FF), the printer will send a response character n
milliseconds later (configurable from the Poll Character xx MS on the front panel from 0 through 30).
This n milliseconds is called the poll delay. The poll character will be removed from the input data
stream and will not be processed. This may cause problems with the transmission of binary data
(e.g., control codes, bit image, etc.). If a poll delay is started due to the receipt of a poll character and
another poll character is received, the second poll character has no effect and is removed from the
input data stream. If a transition (from buffer full to empty or online to offline) occurs during a poll
delay, the new printer state will be sent at the end of the poll delay.
The response characters are described in Table 7.
Table 7 Series1 Char Response Characters
Printer State
Online and Buffer Empty
•
Response
CR
Online and Buffer Full
3
Offline and Buffer Empty
0
Offline and Buffer Full
2
SERIES1 2 CHAR. This protocol behaves exactly the same as the Series1 Char except there is a
two-character response to the host. The response characters are described in Table 8.
Table 8 Series1 2 Char Response Characters
Printer State
•
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Response
Online and Buffer Empty
1 CR
Online and Buffer Full
3 CR
Offline and Buffer Empty
0 CR
Offline and Buffer Full
2 CR
ENQ/ACK. Enquiry/Acknowledge. The host controls the flow of data by sending an ENQ (Enquiry,
decimal 5, Control-E) approximately every 80 characters. When the printer is ready for more data, it
replies with an ACK (Acknowledge, decimal 6, Control-F).
•
DTR. The printer controls the data flow by sending this hardware signal to the host. If there is enough
room in the printer buffer, the printer will send a high signal; if the buffer is full, the printer will send a
low signal. DTR tells the host if it is safe to send more data. (If the host sends data during an unsafe
condition, data will be lost.)
Baud Rate
Sets the baud rate of the serial interface in the printer. Baud rate is the speed at which serial data is
transferred between the host computer and the printer. The choices for the RS-232 interface are 600,
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 Baud. The default is 9600 Baud.
NOTE: If you select a baud rate that is greater than 19200, you may also want to increase the Buffer Size
in K parameter to improve performance.
Word Length
Sets the length of the serial data word. The length of the data word can be set to 7 or 8 bits, and must
match the corresponding data bits setting in the host computer.
Stop Bits 1
Sets the number of stop bits in the serial data word. Either one or two stop bits can be selected. The
setting must match the corresponding stop bit setting in the host computer.
Parity
Set for odd parity, even parity, mark, sense, or no parity. The setting must match the corresponding parity
setting in the host computer.
Data Term Ready
This configuration is part of hardware flow control and determines when the Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
signal is generated. This signal indicates if the printer is ready to receive data.
•
True (factory default). Continuously asserts the DTR signal.
•
On Line and BNF (buffer not full). Asserts the DTR signal when the printer is online and the internal
serial buffer is not full.
•
Off Line or BF (buffer full). Asserts the DTR signal when the printer is offline or the internal serial
buffer is full.
•
On Line. Asserts the DTR signal when the printer is online.
•
False. Never asserts the DTR signal.
Request To Send
This configuration is part of hardware flow control and determines when the Request to Send (RTS)
signal is generated. This signal indicates whether or not the printer is ready to receive data.
•
On Line and BNF (factory default). Asserts the RTS signal when the printer is online and the internal
serial buffer is not full.
•
Off Line or BF. Asserts the RTS signal when the printer is offline or the internal serial buffer is full.
•
On Line. Asserts the RTS signal when the printer is online.
•
False. Never asserts the RTS signal.
•
True. Continuously asserts the RTS signal.
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Buffer Size in K
This option configures the amount of memory allocated for the serial port buffer. You may specify
between 1 and 16 Kbytes, in 1-Kbyte increments. The default is 16K.
NOTE: 1. If you select a baud rate that is 19200 or greater, you may want to increase the Buffer Size in K
parameter to improve performance.
2. H-Series and OpenPrint HD products have a range of 1 to 256 and a default of 64K.
Poll Character
This option is for the Series1 protocol. Whenever the printer receives this character, it sends a response
to the host indicating the current state of the printer (see Series1 protocol). It may be configured from 0
through FF hexadecimal.
Poll Response
This option is for the Series1 protocol. After receiving a poll character, the printer will wait the poll
response time in milliseconds before sending the response. It may be configured from 0 through 30.
Idle Response
This option is for the Series1 protocol.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. The printer will send a response character every two seconds while the number of valid
bytes in the buffer is less than 75 percent of the buffer size.
One Char Enquiry
The One Char Enquiry mode uses the Poll Character to detect a request from the host and sends a
response back to the host. This option also allows you to turn on and off this feature.
Table 9 One Char Enquiry Response Characters
Printer State
Response (hex)
Online and Buffer Not Full
22
Online and Buffer Full
23
Offline and Buffer Not Full
20
Offline and Buffer Full
21
The Poll Character is removed from the data stream. If the Data Protocol is set to ETX/ACK, ACK/NAK, or
Series 1, One Char Enquiry is automatically disabled.
Framing Errors
Possible errors that can occur when the printer’s serial interface settings do not match those of the host
computer.
•
Enable (factory default). If a framing error occurs, a fault message will display on the control panel.
•
Disable. If a framing error occurs, a fault message will not display on the control panel.
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Offline Process
•
Disable (factory default). When set to disable, the printer does not process serial data while in offline
mode.
•
Enable. When set to enable, the printer continues to process without printing the current serial job
while the printer is offline until the printer’s buffer is full.
NETWORK SETUP Menu
NETWORK
SETUP
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
Ethernet
Address 1
See section below.
1
Only if the Integrated Ethernet feature is installed.
Ethernet
Params 1
See page 88.
Ethernet Address
Ethernet
Address
(from page 87)
*=
Factory Default
IP Address
Subnet
Mask
Gateway
Address
MAC
Address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
hhhhhhhhhhhh
IP
Assignment
DHCP
Disable
Enable*
BootP
Disable*
Enable
IP Address
A numeric address such as 123.45.61.23 which identifies a printer or server in a LAN or WAN.
Subnet Mask
A binary value used to divide IP networks into smaller subnetworks or subnets. This mask is used to help
determine whether IP packets need to be forwarded to other subnets.
Gateway Address
A gateway address is the IP address of a hardware device (gateway) that translates data between two
incompatible networks, which can include protocol translation.
MAC Address
This menu item is the Manufacturer’s Assigned Number, and is unique for each printer. It is read-only.
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IP Assignment
This menu provides two options to control IP Assignment: DHCP and BootP.
•
DHCP. You can enable/disable the DHCP protocol using this option, but consult your administrator
for the appropriate setting. Options include Disable and Enable (factory default).
•
BootP. You can enable/disable the BootP protocol using this option, but consult your administrator
for the appropriate setting. Options include Disable (factory default) and Enable.
Ethernet Params
Ethernet
Params
(from page 88)
ASCII
Data Port
9100*
1025 - 65535
*=
1
IPDS Data
Port 1
5001*
1025 - 65535
Factory Default
If installed.
Keep Alive
Timer
Ethernet
Speed
3 Minutes*
0 – 10 Minutes
Auto Select*
10 Half Duplex
10 Full Duplex
100 Half Duplex
100 Full Duplex
Job Control
Standard*
Enhanced
Fast Standard
Off
Offline
Process
Disable*
Enable
The Ethernet Params menu helps your printer communicate on a network.
For information on assigning the IP Address, Gateway Address, Subnet Mask, and MAC Address, refer to
the Network Interface Card User's Manual.
ASCII Data Port
This option sets the port number for ASCII print jobs. The data port number needs to match your host
system setting.
•
9100 (factory default)
•
1025 - 65535
IPDS Data Port
This option allows you to set the port number for IPDS print jobs only if the IPDS option is installed.
•
5001 (factory default)
•
1025 - 65535
Keep Alive Timer
This is the time that the Keep Alive Timer will run. With the Keep Alive Timer on, the tcp connection will
stay connected even after the print job has terminated.
•
3 Minutes (factory default)
•
0 - 10 Minutes
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Ethernet Speed
This menu option only appears if a 10/100Base-T network interface card (NIC) is installed. The Ethernet
Speed menu allows compatibility with different systems and networks. The factory default is Auto Select.
•
Auto Select. (factory default) This setting tells the 10/100Base-T NIC to perform an auto detection
scheme and configure itself to be 10 Half Duplex, 10 Full Duplex, 100 Half Duplex, or 100 Full
Duplex.
•
10 Half Duplex. Tells the 10/100Base-T NIC to communicate at 10 Megabits per second using half
duplex.
•
10 Full Duplex. Tells the 10/100Base-T NIC to communicate at 10 Megabits per second using full
duplex.
•
100 Half Duplex. Tells the 10/100Base-T NIC to communicate at 100 Megabits per second using half
duplex.
•
100 Full Duplex. Tells the 10/100Base-T NIC to communicate at 100 Megabits per second using full
duplex.
Job Control
The job control mode has four options:
•
Standard (factory default). The NIC waits for the printer to finish receiving the current job before
sending another job. The status line shows “done” when the job is completely received by the NIC.
•
Enhanced. The NIC waits for the printer to finish receiving the current job before sending another job.
The status line shows “done” when the job is fully printed.
•
Off. No job synchronization between the NIC and the printer.
•
Fast Standard. The EOJ (End of Job) packet is acknowledged immediately. Use this selection if the
job is timed out due to a delay in the acknowledgement of the EOJ packet because of the amount of
data being printed.
NOTE: It is recommended to set this option to Enhanced if the emulation is Postscript.
Offline Process
•
Disable (factory default). When set to disable, the printer does not network data while in offline mode.
•
Enable. When set to enable, the printer continues to process without printing the current network job
while the printer is offline until the printer’s buffer is full.
ACTIVE IGP EMUL and ACTIVE EMULATIONS
The emulation types present in the printer are based on the firmware installed and the emulation options
included. Both are configured from the Factory and do not require any action from the user.
IMPORTANT
Be sure to know which type of firmware and options are purchased (see Table 4) to
understand the ACTIVE IGP EMUL, ACTIVE EMULATION, and EMULATION main
menus. The H-Series and Indian Language printers only have the LinePrinter+
emulation.
This ACTIVE IGP EMUL and ACTIVE EMULATION function allows you to activate the
desired emulation. There are two methods for selecting the desired emulation. The first is
by selecting the emulation directly from the printer menu. The second is by sending a
host command which will switch the emulation automatically (see the appropriate
Programmer's Reference Manual for details).
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When changing from one emulation to the other, the printer will load the power-up
configuration and the new emulation parameters. Any configuration settings performed
before selecting these emulations that are not saved in NVRAM will be lost.
Table 10 Available Firmware Types and Options
Firmware Type
P8000 Standard
P8000 TN
P8000 PCL-II
P8000 LG
P8000 ANSI
OpenPrint P8000
Standard
ACTIVE
IGP EMUL 1
ACTIVE
EMULATION 2
EMULATION 3
IGP/PGL*
N/A
IPDS, IPG/PGL LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL
N/A
IPDS, IGP/VGL LinePrinter+
IGP/PGL*
N/A
IGP/PGL LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL
N/A
IGP/VGL LinePrinter+
PCL-II*
PCL-II
IGP/PGL & LP+
IGP/PGL LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL & LP+
IGP/VGL LinePrinter+
LG*
LG
IGP/PGL & LP+
IGP/PGL LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL & LP+
IGP/VGL LinePrinter+
44/48XX-ANSI*
44/48XX-ANSI
IGP/PGL & LP+
IGP/PGL LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL & LP+
IGP/VGL LinePrinter+
Postscript/PDF*
Postscript/PDF
IGP/PGL & LP+
IGP/PGL LinePrinter+
IGP/VGL & LP+
IGP/VGL LinePrinter+
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
OpenPrint P8000 HD
N/A
N/A
Postscript/PDF
H-Series
N/A
N/A
LinePrinter+
Indian Language
N/A
N/A
LinePrinter+
Arabic Language
N/A
N/A
LinePrinter+ ANALYZER
NOTE:
* = Default Selection
1
The Active IGP EMULATION menu is only available when the PGL/VGL option is installed.
The ACTIVE EMULATION menu shows the options “IGP/PGL & LP+” and “IGP/VGL & LP+”
when the PGL/VGL option is installed. Otherwise, “LinePrinter+” replaces the options.
3 The selections under the EMULATION menu is based on the ACTIVE IGP EMULATION or
ACTIVE EMULATION settings with all Optional Emulations installed.
2
90
EMULATION Menu
The EMULATION menu allows you to configure the emulation used with your printer. The Proprinter XL,
Epson FX, P-Series, P-Series XQ, and Serial Matrix emulations are all part of ASCII LinePrinter+. The HSeries LinePrinter+ has a unique set of emulations such as LQ1600K, KS, and KSSM depending on the
firmware type. You can configure options for the active emulation via the EMULATION menu. Emulation
options are further described in their corresponding Programmer's Reference Manual.
The menus shown for the ASCII LinePrinter+, IGP/PGL, and IGP/VGL are specific to the Standard, ANSI,
and TN firmware. These emulations may be structured differently for the PCL-II and LG Firmware. For
PCL-II and LG Firmware, some of the character sets or options may not be available.
EMULATION
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
3270
Params 1
page 92
IPDS 1
page 166
*=
Factory Default
Optional Emulation
2
OpenPrint firmware only.
1
5250
Params 1
page 98
PCL-II 1
page 170
LinePrinter+
page 102
LG 1
page 174
44/48XXANSI 1
page 139
IGP/PGL 1
page 145
IGP/VGL 1
page 156
Postscript/
PDF 2
page 186
91
3270 Params
3270
Params 1
(from page 58)
Char Set
Select
*=
1
Translation
Tbl
Dual Case*
Mono Case
Max. Print
Width
13.2 inches*
Printer Width
92
Active Char
Set
Secondary Sets*
Primary Sets
(see page 93)
Change Case
Factory Default
This menu appears only if the TN3270 option is installed.
Set Text
Orientn
Intervention
Req
Left to Right*
Right to Left
Send To Host*
Do Not Send
Prt Partial
Line
Enable*
Disable
Compatibility
Op
CR At MPP + 1
On*
Off
NL At MPP + 1
On*
Off
Position Aft FF
On
Off*
Last Char = FF
On*
Off
Null Suppression
Off*
On
FF Validity
Off*
On
Auto Skip At End
Off*
On
FF After Job
Off*
On
CR,EM, & Nl
On*
Off
Early Print
Cmpl
Disable*
Enable
Host
Override
Disable*
Enable
PTX
Transparent
Lead-in chars
Set 1 <%>*
Set 2 ¬¬$
Set 3 _%_
User Defined
Usr Defined HTRN
Start Code 1*
Start Code 2
Stop Code
Alt. Set 80-9F
Printable*
Control Code
Format
Control
Disable*
Enable
3270
Params
*=
Factory Default
Char Set Select
(from page 92)
Primary Sets
0037 English US*
0037 Eng Nether
0285 English UK
0273 Austr/Germ
0274 Belg. Old
0275 Brazilian
0260 Canad Fren
0277 Danish
0287 Danish Alt
0278 Finnish
0288 Finn. Alt
0297 French
0500 Internat 5
0280 Italian
0281 Japan. Eng
0282 Portuguese
0284 Span Speak
0289 Span. Alt
0500 Swiss Bil
0500 Belg. New
0803 Hebrew Old
0424 Hebrew
0892 ORC A
0893 ORC B
0420 Arabic
0880 Cyril. Old
0423 Greek Old
0875 Gr New Euro
0871 Icelandic
0290 Japan Katak
0870 Latin 2
0838 Thai
1026 Turkish
0890 Yugos. Old
1097 Farsi
1025 Cyrillic
0905 Turk. Old
0256 Intern. 1
0924 Euro Lat-9
1140 Euro Eng.
1141 Euro Aust.
1142 Euro Dan.
1143 Euro Finn.
1144 Euro Ital.
1145 Euro Span.
1146 Euro UK
1147 Euro Fren.
1148 Euro Swiss
1149 Euro Ice.
Secondary Sets
English US*
English UK
Austrian/German
German (Alt.)
Belgian
Brazilian
Canadian French
Danish/Norweg.
Danish (Alt)
Finnish/Swedish
Finnish (Alt)
French
International
Italian
Japanese Eng.
Japanese Katak.
Portuguese
Portug. (Alt)
Spanish
Spanish (Alt)
Spanish Speak.
Swiss Fren/Ger
Old Hebrew
Hebrew
Farsi/Latin
Greek Old
Greek New
Arabic
Turkish
Turkish Old
Latin 2/ROECE
Yugoslavian
93
Translation Tbl
Prints out a table of the Coax interface’s current character set. This operation is valid only when the
TN3270 interface is the current interface.
Active Char Set
Specifies which character language set will be the active set.
•
Secondary Sets (factory default)
•
Primary Sets
Prt Partial Line
•
Enable (factory default). When this option is enabled, it forces the printer to print if a partial line is in
the printer (i.e. line not ending with a LF).
•
Disable. When disabled, the last partial line of data will not be printed.
Early Print Cmpl
Early Print Complete allows the printer to send Print Complete status to the host before the printer is
actually done printing all data. Early Print Complete is only available if the IPDS feature is installed.
•
Disable (factory default). Means the printer will suppress the Early Print Complete response until all
printing is complete.
•
Enable. Means the printer will send an acknowledgement to the host when it is able to accept more
data.
NOTE: When an Early Print Complete is enabled and an error occurs, the data in the printer will remain
in the buffer (regardless of the setting of the Cancel Buffer option). It is recommended that local
procedures be followed to recover from the error.
Do not select Early Print Complete while a print job is in progress. If this is done you will need to
restart the printer.
PTX Transparent
Lead-in Chars
You can enable additional printer features which are not accessible through standard TN3270 emulations.
To access these features, send text commands in the data stream. The commands must have a start and
end code. Four sets are available:
•
Set 1. start code: <% (factory default)
stop code: >
•
Set 2. start code:¬¬
stop code: $
•
Set 3. start code: _%
stop code: _
•
User Defined.
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Usr Defined HTRN
This option is used to set user defined lead-in characters. The range is ASCII character. This option
allows users to define their own lead-in characters for the Printronix Specific commands. Select a hex
value for the following codes for the User Defined option:
•
Start Code 1 5F (factory default)
•
Start Code 2 5F
•
Stop Code 5B
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Printable (factory default). Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
•
Control Code. Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control code.
Change Case
Specifies the font as Mono or Dual case. This option is available only in non- SCS mode. The host will be
notified of the change when the printer is placed online. Mono Case prints the same as Dual Case if the
character set is one of the following “right to left” sets: Katak., Hebrew, Old Hebrew, and Farsi.
SCS (System Network Architecture Character String) mode is controlled by the host computer.
•
Dual Case (factory default)
•
Mono Case
Set Text Orientn
Specifies the direction in which characters are printed on the page. This allows the printer to print
languages which are printed right to left instead of left to right.
•
Left to Right (factory default).
•
Right to Left. When a right to left language is selected, the host will be notified of print direction
changes when the printer is put online.
Intervention Req
Select from the following:
•
•
Send To Host (factory default). The printer sends a signal to the host computer when any of the
following occur:
•
Printer faults occur.
•
Hold mode time–out occurs.
Not Send To Host
If not selected, the printer will only send the signal on printer faults that cause data loss (paper jam,
ribbon stall, online platen open, etc.).
Compatibility Op
The Compatibility Options allow you to select special printer functions in the non-SCS mode based on the
capabilities of the printer emulated.
95
CR At MPP+1
MPP is Maximum Print Position, which is also known as line length. This option controls a carriage return
at the end of a print line and at MPP+1.
•
On (factory default). Produces a carriage return to the first print position of the next line.
•
Off. Produces a carriage return to the first print position of the current line.
NL At MPP+1
Controls how many lines are skipped when the carriage returns to a new line.
•
On (factory default). Moves to the first print position two lines down from the current position.
•
Off. Moves to the first print position of the next print line.
Position Aft FF (4234 only)
Allows you to select the location of the print position after a form feed command is sent.
•
On. Sets the printer to print at print position 1 of the first print line on the next form.
•
Off (factory default). Sets the printer to print at print position 2 of the first print line on the next form.
Last Char = FF
Determines the print line position when a form feed command is the last code encountered in the print
buffer.
•
On (factory default). Moves to the first print position on the second line of the next form.
•
Off. Moves to the first print position on the first line of the next form.
NOTE: This option is ignored if Auto Skip At End is on.
If configured as a 3287, and a form feed occurs in the middle of a print buffer, the printer defaults to the
first print position on the second line of the next form regardless of the setting of this option.
Null Suppression
•
Off (factory default). Ignores nulls. The print position does not move.
•
On. Treats nulls as blank spaces.
FF Validity
Determines if the position of a form feed command affects its execution.
•
Off (factory default). Performs a form feed only if it occurs at the first print position in a line or at
Maximum Print Position +1. A form feed command at any other position is recognized as a space.
•
On. Allows the printer to perform a form feed command anywhere in the data stream.
Auto Skip At End
Specifies whether or not to perform an automatic form feed at the end of a print buffer. If form feed is the
last character in the print order, the form feed function is supplied by the Auto Skip At End option.
•
Off (factory default). Sets the printer to print at print position 1 of the next line.
•
On. Sets the printer to print at print position 1 of the first line of the next form.
96
FF After Job
Determines the print position after an operator-initiated local copy (print screen function).
•
Off (factory default). Performs an automatic new line command after completing a print buffer (unless
a new line, form feed, or carriage return command was the last one executed). The printer is set to
print at print position 1 of the next line.
•
On. Performs an automatic form feed command unless a form feed was the last one executed. The
printer is set to print at print position 1 of the first line on the next form.
CR, EM, and NL (3287 only)
CR (Carriage Return), EM (Error Message), and NL (New Line) specify that the printer treat the CR, EM,
and NL control codes either as spaces or as control codes.
•
On (factory default). Treats the CR, EM, and NL commands as control codes.
•
Off. Treats the CR, EM, and NL commands as spaces.
Host Override
Determines whether the printer accepts certain commands sent by the host, or continues to use the
current operator panel settings.
•
Disable (factory default). Allows these host commands to override operator panel settings: line
length, forms length, lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch (CPI), print quality, and text orientation.
Note the information appearing on the message display may not match the data stream setting. No
values will change upon initial selection of the disable option.
•
Enable. The operator panel settings override the host commands.
Format Control
Enables the printer to reflect the same spacing as CTPC model printers after absolute and relative move
commands are executed.
•
Disable (factory default). Reflects distance, generated by the VGL feature, PGL feature, and Hex
Transparent control code sequence, in the new position (after horizontal and vertical tabs are
executed).
•
Enable.
Max. Print Width
Set the maximum print width the printer will print when using a C/T host interface. Set for 13.2 inches
when printing files larger than the width of the printer. All data exceeding the width of the maximum
Printer Width will be truncated.
•
13.2 inches (factory default)
•
Printer Width (the maximum width of the printer)
97
5250 Params
*=
5250
Params 1
(from page 58)
Char Set
Select
1
Translation
Tbl
60*
40-FE
98
Active Char
Set
Secondary Sets*
Primary Sets
(see page 99)
Graphic
Chek Cod
Factory Default
This menu appears only if the TN5250 option is installed.
Set Text
Orientn
Left to Right*
Right to Left
Host
Override
Disable*
Enable
Prt Partial
Line
Enable*
Disable
Format
Control
Disable*
Enable
PTX
Transparent
Graphic
Chek Err
Enable*
Lead-in Chars
Disable
Set 1 <%>*
Set 2 ¬¬$
Set 3 _%_
User Defined
Usr Defined HTRN
Start Code 1*
Start Code 2
Stop Code
Alt. Set 80-9F
Printable*
Control Code
Max. Print
Width
13.2 inches*
Printer Width
5250
Params
*=
Factory Default
Char Set Select
(from page 98)
Primary Sets
0037 English US*
0037 Eng Nether
0500 Swiss Bil
0500 Belg. New
0273 Austr/Germ
0274 Belg. Old
0275 Brazilian
0260 Canad Fren
0277 Danish
0278 Finnish
0297 French
0280 Italian
0281 Japan. Eng
0282 Portuguese
0284 Span Speak
0285 English UK
0892 ORC A
0893 ORC B
0424 Hebrew
0803 Hebrew Old
0420 Arabic
0880 Cyril. Old
0423 Greek Old
0875 Gr New Euro
0871 Icelandic
0290 Japan Kata
0870 Latin 2
0838 Thai
1026 Turkish
0890 Yugos. Old
1097 Farsi
1025 Cyrillic
0256 Intern. 1
1112 Balt Mult
0924 Euro Lat-9
1122 Estonian
1140 Euro Eng.
1141 Euro Aust.
1142 Euro Dan.
1143 Euro Finn.
1144 Euro Ital.
1145 Euro Span.
1146 Euro UK
1147 Euro Fren.
1148 Euro Swiss
1149 Euro Ice.
0500 Internat 5
Secondary Sets
English US*
Austrian/German
Belgian
Brazilian
Canadian French
Danish/Norweg.
Finnish/Swedish
French
Italian
Japanese Eng.
Japanese Katak.
Portuguese
Spanish
Spanish Speak.
English UK
Old Hebrew
Hebrew
Farsi/Latin
Greek Old
Greek New
Arabic
Turkish
Latin 2/ROECE
Yugoslavian
Multinational
99
Translation Tbl
Prints out a table of the TN5250 interface’s current character set. This operation is valid only when the
TN5250 interface is the current interface.
Active Char Set
Selects which group of character sets (Primary or Secondary) will be active.
•
Secondary Set (factory default)
•
Primary Set
Prt Partial Line
•
Enable (factory default). When this option is enabled, it forces the printer to print if a partial line is in
the printer (i.e. line not ending with a LF).
•
Disable. When disabled, the last partial line of data will not be printed.
PTX Transparent
Lead-in Chars
You can enable additional printer features which are not accessible through standard TN5250 emulations.
To access these features, send text commands in the data stream. The commands must have a start and
end code. Four sets are available:
•
Set 1. start code: <% (factory default)
stop code: >
•
Set 2. start code:¬¬
stop code: $
•
Set 3. start code: _%
stop code: _
•
User Defined.
Usr Defined HTRN
This option is used to set user defined lead-in characters. The range is ASCII character. This option
allows users to define their own lead-in characters for the Printronix Specific commands. Select a hex
value for the following codes for the User Defined option:
•
Start Code 1 5F (factory default)
•
Start Code 2 5F
•
Stop Code 5B
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Printable (factory default). Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
•
Control Code. Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control code.
Graphic Chek Err
Allows overriding of the host setting for the SGEA (Set Graphic Error Action) command.
•
100
Enable (factory default). The host setting for the SGEA used by the printer. If the SGEA command is
requested to stop on graphic errors, the printer will stop when a graphic error is detected.
•
Disable. Ignores the SGEA command from the host. The printer does not stop when an error is
detected; instead, it substitutes the character selected in the Graphic Chek Code parameter.
Graphic Chek Cod
Specifies the replacement character to print in place of any unprintable character that is received from the
host. Choose a hex character from 40 through FE. The character becomes the printer default when:
•
The printer is powered off and then powered on.
•
An SGEA command specifies to use the operator panel default.
•
The Graphic Chek Err parameter is disabled.
The value can be the following:
•
60 (factory default)
•
40 – F4
Set Text Orientn
Specifies the direction in which characters are printed on the page. This allows the printer to print
languages which are printed right to left instead of left to right.
•
Left to Right (factory default)
•
Right to Left. When a right to left language is selected, the host will be notified of print direction
changes when the printer is put online.
Host Override
Determines whether the printer accepts certain commands sent by the host, or continues to use the
current operator panel settings.
•
Disable (factory default). Allows these host commands to override operator panel settings: line
length, forms length, lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch (CPI), print quality, and text orientation.
Note the information appearing on the message display may not match the data stream setting. No
values will change upon initial selection of the disable option.
•
Enable. The operator panel settings override the host commands.
Format Control
Enables the printer to reflect the same spacing as earlier generation line matrix printers after absolute and
relative move commands are executed.
•
Disable (factory default). Reflects distance, generated by the VGL feature, PGL feature, and Hex
Transparent control code sequence, in the new position (after horizontal and vertical tabs are
executed).
•
Enable.
Max. Print Width
Set the maximum print width the printer will print when using an IBM host interface. Set for 13.2 inches
when printing files larger than the width of the printer. All data exceeding the width of the maximum
Printer Width will be truncated.
•
13.2 Inches (factory default)
•
Printer Width (the maximum width of the printer)
101
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (ASCII, Indian Language)
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
Indian Language Firmware
2
ASCII Firmware
1
LinePrinter+
Printer
Protocol
CPI/LPI
Select
(see page 103)
Select CPI
6.0 CPI 1
10.0 CPI*
12.0 CPI
13.3 CPI
15.0 CPI
16.7 CPI 2
17.1 CPI
18 CPI 2
20.0 CPI
Select LPI
3.0 LPI 1
4.0 LPI 1
4.5 LPI 1
5.0 LPI 1
6.0 LPI*
8.0 LPI
9.0 LPI
10.3 LPI
P/S mode CPI
Changed*
Unchanged
Indian
Option 1
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Indian Formatter
Tall ASCII Font
Space Width Adjust
Hindi Numeral
102
Host
Command
Enable*
Ignore All
Ignore CPI
Ignore LPI
Ignore Unidir.
Set
Substitution
Disable*
Inactive*
Power up config Active
Current config
Factory config
Font
Attributes
Page
Format
(see page 103)
(see page 103)
Barcode
x-offset
Barcode
Height
Disable*
Enable
Disable*
Enable
Print Char.
Set
*=
Factory Default
Hidden when IPDS is active.
2
Indian Language Firmware
3
Arabic Language Firmware
1
Printer
Protocol
(from page 102)
Active
Protocol
P-Series
(see page122)
P-Series*
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter XL
Epson FX
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter XL
Epson FX
(see page 128)
(see page 130)
(see page 133)
(see page 136)
Font Attributes
(from page 102)
Typeface
Prop.
Spacing
Data Processing* Disable*
NLQ
Enable
OCR-A
OCR-B
High Speed
NLQ Sans Serif
High Speed 100
NLQ 200
DP 200
High Speed 64
BARCODE 145
BARCODE 160
DP 144
High Speed 144
NLQ Naskhi bold 3
NLQ Kofi 3
NLQ Kofi bold 3
NLQ Hadeeth 3
NLQ Req’a 3
NLQ Haydar 3
NLQ Asri 3
Bold Print
Disable*
Enable
Italic Print
Disable*
Forward Slant
Backward Slant
Slashed Zero
Disable*
Enable
Text Position
Top of Line*
Bottom of Line
ASCII
Compatible 2
Disable*
Enable
Page Format
(from page 102)
Form Length
Abs. Length IN 1
11.0* inches
(0.1-24)
Abs. Length MM 1
279.4* mm
(0.1-609.6)
Funct. of Lines
66* lines
(1-192)
Form Width
Abs. Width IN 1
13.6* inches
(0.1-13.6)
Abs. Width MM 1
345.4* mm
(0.1-345.4)
Funct. of CPI
136* characters
(1-272)
Inactive*
Margins
Active
Left Margin 1
0* columns
(0-369)
Right Margin 1
0* columns
(0-369)
Bottom Margin
0* lines
(1-451)
Disable*
Perforation
1
Enable
Skip
Disable*
1/2 Inch
2/3 Inch
5/6 Inch
1 Inch
103
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Hanzi GB)
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
LinePrinter+
Printer
Protocol
LQ-1600K
(see page 107)
Graphics
Spd Up
Normal*
Enhanced
Turbo
Match Typeface
104
CPI/LPI
Select
Select CPI
10.0 CPI*
12.0 CPI
13.3 CPI
15.0 CPI
17.1 CPI
20.0 CPI
Select LPI
6.0 LPI*
8.0 LPI
DBCS CPI
5.0 CPI
6.0 CPI
6.7 CPI*
7.5 CPI
Others CPI
Page
Format
See page 114
Host
Command
Enable*
Ignore All
Ignore CPI
Ignore LPI
Ignore Unidir.*
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Disable*
Power up Config.
Current Config.
Factory Config.
Font
Attributes
Typeface
LQ
Near LQ*
Normal
Hi-Speed
Super Hi-Speed
Ultra Hi-Speed
Styling Type
SONG*
High Density
Disable*
Enable
Prop. Spacing
Disable*/Enable
Bold Print
Disable*/Enable
Italic Print
Disable*
Froward Slant
Backward Slant
Slashed Zero
Disable*/Enable
DBCS/ASCII Mode
DBCS Mode*
ASCII Mode
Error
Handling
Illegal Code Pt.
Normal*
As Space
DBCS ASCII Style
Normal*
Oversize
OCRB
Text Position
Bottom of Line*
Top of Line
Compressed Mode
Disable*
Enable
DBCS Compressed
Disable*
Enable
Font Scale
Standard*
16 x 24
Encoding
Address Table*
UTF-8
Taller 15 CPI
Disable*
Enable
Horizontal Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
Vertical Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Hanzi Big5)
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
LinePrinter+
Printer
Protocol
LQ-1600K
(see page 107)
Graphics
Spd Up
Normal
Enhanced
Turbo
Match Typeface*
CPI/LPI
Select
Select CPI
10.0 CPI*
12.0 CPI
13.3 CPI
15.0 CPI
17.1 CPI
20.0 CPI
Select LPI
6.0 LPI*
8.0 LPI
DBCS CPI
5.0 CPI
6.0 CPI
6.7 CPI*
7.5 CPI
Others CPI
Page
Format
See page 114
Host
Command
Enable*
Ignore All
Ignore CPI
Ignore LPI
Ignore Unidir.*
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Disable
Power up Config.
Current Config.*
Factory Config.
Font
Attributes
Typeface
LQ*
Near LQ
Normal
Hi-Speed
Super Hi-Speed
Ultra Hi-Speed
Styling Type
MING*
High Density
Disable*
Enable
Prop. Spacing
Disable*/Enable
Bold Print
Disable*/Enable
Italic Print
Disable*
Froward Slant
Backward Slant
Slashed Zero
Disable*/Enable
DBCS/ASCII Mode
DBCS Mode*
ASCII Mode
DBCS ASCII Style
Normal*
Oversize
OCRB
Text Position
Bottom of Line*
Top of Line
Compressed Mode
Disable*
Enable
DBCS Compressed
Disable*
Enable
Encoding
Address Table*
UTF-8
Taller 15 CPI
Disable*
Enable
Horizontal Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
Vertical Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
Error
Handling
Illegal Code Pt.
Normal
As Space*
As Square
105
LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Kanji)
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
LinePrinter+
Printer
Protocol
LQ-1600K
(see page 107)
Graphics
Spd Up
Normal*
Enhanced
Turbo
Match Typeface
106
CPI/LPI
Select
Select CPI
10.0 CPI
12.0 CPI
13.3 CPI
15.0 CPI*
17.1 CPI
20.0 CPI
Select LPI
6.0 LPI
8.0 LPI*
DBCS CPI
5.0 CPI
6.0 CPI
6.7 CPI
7.5 CPI*
Others CPI
Page
Format
See page 114
Host
Command
Enable
Ignore All
Ignore CPI
Ignore LPI
Ignore Unidir.*
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Disable*
Power up Config.
Current Config.
Factory Config.
Font
Attributes
Typeface
LQ
Near LQ*
Normal
Hi-Speed
Super Hi-Speed
Ultra Hi-Speed
Styling Type
Mincho*
High Density
Disable*
Enable
Prop. Spacing
Disable*/Enable
Bold Print
Disable*/Enable
Italic Print
Disable*
Froward Slant
Backward Slant
Slashed Zero
Disable*/Enable
DBCS/ASCII Mode
DBCS Mode*
ASCII Mode
Error
Handling
Illegal Code Pt.
Normal*
As Space
DBCS ASCII Style
Normal*
Oversize
OCRB
Text Position
Bottom of Line*
Top of Line
Compressed Mode
Disable*
Enable
DBCS Compressed
Disable*
Enable
Encoding
Address Table*
UTF-8
Taller 15 CPI
Disable*
Enable
Horizontal Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
Vertical Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
LQ-1600K Emulation
Printer
Protocol
*=
1
Factory Default
For Hanzi GB and Kanji SJIS only
LQ-1600K
(from pages 104,
105, 106)
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
20 CPI
Condensed
Enable*
Disable
Autowrap
With LF+CR*
With CR
Disable
Alt Set 80-9F
Printable*
Control Code
Define LF
Code
LF = CR + LF*
LF = LF
Currency
Sign 1
RMB Select*
$ Select
Printer
Select
Disable*
Enable
Character
Set
Standard Sets*
Epson Set*
ASCII (USA*)
French
German
English
Danish I
Swedish
Italian
Spanish I
Japanese
Norwegian
Danish II
Spanish II
Latin Am I
French Canadian
Latin Am II
IBM PC
AR3240
Compat. 1
Disable*
Enable
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Define CR Code
The Define CR Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code
(hex 0D) from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage
Return, it inserts an additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the
host computer sends Line Feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
Autowrap
This option defines the printer actions when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Define LF Code
The Define LF Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Line Feed code (hex 0A)
from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Line Feed, it inserts an
additional Carriage Return code (hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature can be used in most
installations, but it is required if the host computer does not send Carriage Returns to the printer.
•
LF = CR + LF (factory default). Adds an extra Carriage Return with each Line Feed.
•
LF = LF. Does not add a Carriage Return with a Line Feed.
Printer Select
•
Disable (factory default). Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
•
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and enables the printer when a
DC3 control code is received.
Character Set
This parameter selects a character set for the Epson® emulation.
20 CPI Condensed
Compressed print characters are narrower than the normal character set. This is helpful for applications
for which you need to print the maximum amount of information on a page.
•
Enable (factory default). Prints about 60 percent of the width of normal characters when compressed
print is chosen by the host computer. For example, a 12 CPI Draft font will compress to 20 CPI.
•
Disable. Does not compress print widths, even if condensed print is chosen by the host.
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Control Code (factory default). Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control
code.
•
Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
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Currency Sign (for GB and Kanji)
•
RMB Select (factory default). The ASCII code hex 24 is printed as a RMB “¥” character in DBCS
mode. Default for GB.
•
$ Select. The ASCII code hex 24 is printed as a dollar “$” character in DBCS mode. Default for Kanji.
AR3240 (for GB and Kanji)
•
Disable (factory default). AR3240 emulation does not take effect. Default.
•
Enable. AR3240 takes effect, SUB (0x1A) is used as another SFCC. The listed commands will take
effect and turn the extending table character on.
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LinePrinter Plus Emulation (H-Series Hangul)
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
1
Factory Default
Hangul KSSM only.
LinePrinter+
Printer
Protocol
KS*
(see page 111)
KSSM
(see page 112)
Graphics
Spd Up
Normal*
Enhanced
Turbo
Match Typeface
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CPI/LPI
Select
Select CPI 1
10.0 CPI*
12.0 CPI
13.3 CPI
15.0 CPI
17.1 CPI
20.0 CPI
Select LPI
6.0 LPI*
8.0 LPI
DBCS CPI
5.0 CPI
6.0 CPI*
6.7 CPI
7.5 CPI
8.5 CPI
9.0 CIP
10.0 CPI
Others CPI
Page
Format
See page 114
Host
Command
Enable*
Ignore All
Ignore CPI
Ignore LPI
Ignore Unidir.
Ignore Pg. Fmt
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Disable*
Power up Config.
Current Config.
Factory Config.
Font
Attributes
Typeface
LQ*
Near LQ
Normal
Hi-Speed
Super Hi-Speed
Ultra Hi-Speed
Styling Type
Myungjo*
Gothic
High Density
Disable*
Enable
Bold Print
Disable*/Enable
Italic Print
Disable*
Froward Slant
Backward Slant
Slashed Zero
Disable*/Enable
DBCS/ASCII Mode 1
DBCS Mode*
ASCII Mode
Error
Handling
Illegal Code Pt.
Normal*
As Space
DBCS ASCII Style
Normal*
OCRB
Normal Thin
Text Position
Bottom of Line*
Top of Line
Encoding
Address Table*
UTF-8
Taller 15 CPI
Disable*
Enable
Horizontal Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
Vertical Expnd
24* pt size
(24 – 72) pt size
KS Emulation
Printer
Protocol
KS
(from page 110)
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
CR Bold
Select
Autowrap
Enable*
Disable
Alt Set 80-9F
Control Code*
Printable
With LF+CR*
With CR
Disable
Define LF
Code
LF = CR + LF*
LF = LF
Printer
Select
Disable*
Enable
Emulation
Extend
Disable*
Enable
Define CR Code
The Define CR code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex
0D) from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it
inserts an additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host
computer sends Line Feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
CR Bold Select
This option determines whether CR (0x0D) will turn on the bold attribute.
•
Enable (factory default). The text after CR will be printed as bold together with the text before CR.
•
Disable. Normal CR function.
Autowrap
This option defines the printer actions when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
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Define LF Code
The Define LF code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Line Feed code (hex 0A)
from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Line Feed, it inserts an
additional Carriage Return code (hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature can be used in most
installations, but it is required if the host computer does not send Carriage Returns to the printer.
•
LF = CR + LF (factory default). Adds an extra Carriage Return with each Line Feed.
•
LF = LF. Does not add a Carriage Return with a Line Feed.
Printer Select
•
Disable (factory default). Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
•
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and enables the printer when a
DC3 control code is received.
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Control Code (factory default). Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control
code.
•
Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
Emulation Extend
•
Disable (factory default). Does not select the extension command.
•
Enable. Selects the extension command (ESC 4/ESC 5 to select/cancel Italic Printing and ESC SP to
select Intercharacter Spacing).
KSSM Emulation
Printer
Protocol
KSSM
(from page 110)
Character
Sets
Define CR
Code
Standard Sets*
IBM PC*
Epson Set
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
20 CPI
Condensed
Enable*
Disable
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CR Bold
Select
Enable*
Disable
Alt Set 80-9F
Control Code*
Printable
Autowrap
With LF+CR*
With CR
Disable
Define LF
Code
LF = CR + LF*
LF = LF
Printer
Select
Disable*
Enable
Character Sets
This parameter selects a character set for the KSSM emulation.
CR Bold Select
This option determines whether CR (0x0D) will turn on the bold attribute.
•
Enable (factory default). The text after CR will be printed as bold together with the text before CR.
•
Disable. Normal CR function.
Define CR Code
The Define CR code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex
0D) from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it
inserts an additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host
computer sends Line Feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra Line Feed after each Carriage Return.
Autowrap
This option defines the printer actions when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Define LF Code
The Define LF code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Line Feed code (hex 0A)
from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Line Feed, it inserts an
additional Carriage Return code (hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature can be used in most
installations, but it is required if the host computer does not send Carriage Returns to the printer.
•
LF = CR + LF (factory default). Adds an extra Carriage Return with each Line Feed.
•
LF = LF. Does not add a Carriage Return with a Line Feed.
Printer Select
•
Disable (factory default). Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
•
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and enables the printer when a
DC3 control code is received.
20 CPI Condensed
Compressed print characters are narrower than the normal character set. This is helpful for applications
for which you need to print the maximum amount of information on a page.
•
Enable (factory default). Prints about 60 percent of the width of normal characters when compressed
print is chosen by the host computer. For example, a 12 cpi font will compress to 20 cpi.
•
Disable. Does not compress print widths, even if condensed print is chosen by the host.
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Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Control Code (factory default). Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control
code.
•
Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
Page Format Submenu (H-Series)
Page Format
(from page 104,
105, 106, 110)
Form Length
Abs. Length IN
11.0* inches
08.5** inches
Abs. Length MM
279.4* mm
215.9** mm
(0.1-609.6)
Funct. of Lines
66* Lines
68** Lines
(1-192)
*
= Factory Default
= Factory Default for Kanji printer
**
Form Width
Perforation
Skip
Margins
Left Margin
Abs. Width IN
0* columns
13.6* inches
(0-369)
(0.1-13.6)
Right Margin
Abs. Width MM
0* columns
345.4* mm
(0-369)
(0.1-345.5)
Bottom Margin
Funct. of CPI
0* lines
136* Characters
(1-451)
204** Characters
(1-272)
Disable*
1/2 Inch
2/3 Inch
5/6 Inch
1 Inch
Printer Protocol
Select the LinePrinter+ protocol you wish to use. Refer to the LinePrinter Plus Programmer's Reference
Manual for more information with ASCII products.
For H-Series Hanzi GB, Hanzi Big5, or Kanji LP+ printers, refer to the LQ-1600K Programmer’s
Reference Manual for details. For the H-Series Hangul LP+ printer, refer to the KS or KSSM
Programmer’s Reference Manual for details.
CPI/LPI Select
This parameter lets you specify the characters per inch (cpi) and lines per inch (lpi) values.
Host Command
This parameter allows you to block certain host commands from being acknowledged by the printer.
•
Enable (factory default). All host commands are acknowledged by the printer.
•
Ignore All. All host commands are ignored by the printer.
•
Ignore CPI. All CPI commands sent by the host are ignored by the printer.
•
Ignore LPI. All LPI commands sent by the host are ignored by the printer.
•
Ignore Unidir. All Unidirectional commands sent by the host are ignored by the printer.
•
Ignore Pg. Fmt. All page format commands sent by the host are ignored by the printer. This is
applicable for H-Series Hangul LP+ printers only.
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Font Attributes
Typeface (ASCII)
NOTE: Not all firmware types have the entire list of typefaces.
•
Data Processing (factory default). A general purpose font printing out at 120 dpi horizontally and 72
dpi vertically. The width of the font will vary with each cpi. For Indian Language firmware, the Indian
character sets must be selected for Indian characters to print.
•
NLQ. A high quality font printing at 180 dpi horizontally and 96 dpi vertically. This font has serifs and
the width of the font varies with the cpi. For Indian Language firmware, the Indian character sets must
be selected for Indian characters to print.
•
OCR-A / OCR-B. Optical character recognition fonts printing at 120 dpi horizontally and 144 dpi
vertically. Both fonts print only at 10 cpi.
•
High Speed. A draft quality font printing at 120 dpi horizontally and 48 dpi vertically. The width of the
font varies with the cpi.
•
NLQ Sans Serif. A high quality font printing at 180 dpi horizontally and 96 dpi vertically. This font
prints without serifs. The width of the font varies with the cpi.
•
High Speed 100. A draft quality font printing at 100 dpi horizontally and 48 dpi vertically. When
chosen from the front panel, it defaults to 10 cpi. The cpi can then be varied, but the width will not
change.
•
NLQ 200. This NLQ font prints at 200 dpi horizontally and 96 vertically. When chosen from the front
panel, it defaults to 12 cpi. The cpi can then be varied, but the width will not change.
•
DP 200. This Data Processing font prints at 200 dpi horizontally and 72 vertically. When chosen from
the front panel, it defaults to 12 cpi. The cpi can then be varied, but the width will not change.
•
High Speed 64. This font prints at 120 dpi horizontally and 64 vertically. When chosen from the front
panel, it defaults to 10 cpi. The cpi can then be varied, but the width will not change.
•
BARCODE 145. This Data Processing font prints at 145 dpi horizontally and 72 vertically. When
chosen from the front panel, it defaults to 12 cpi. The cpi can then be varied, but the width will not
change.
•
BARCODE 160. This Data Processing font prints at 160 dpi horizontally and 72 vertically. When
chosen from the front panel, it defaults to 13 cpi. The cpi can then be varied, but the width will not
change.
Typeface (Arabic Language)
NOTE: These Arabic typefaces appear at the end of the list above for the Arabic Language firmware
only. They are only used when the Arabic Analyzer is enabled.
•
NLQ Naskhi bold
•
NLQ Kofi
•
NLQ Kofi bold
•
NLQ Hadeeth
•
NLQ Req’a
•
NLQ Haydar
•
NLQ Asri
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Typeface (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to select the typeface for printing in the emulation.
•
LQ. Default value for Hanzi Big5/Hangul.
•
Near LQ. Default value for Hanzi GB/Kanji printer.
•
Normal
•
Hi-Speed
•
Super Hi-Speed
•
Ultra Hi-Speed
Styling Typeface (H-Series)
•
SONG. Only for Hanzi GB printer.
•
MING. Only for Hanzi Big5 printer.
•
Mincho. Only for Kanji printer.
•
Myungjo, Gothic. Only for Hangul printer. Myungjo is the default value.
Prop. Spacing (Proportional Spacing)
Each printed character is contained inside a character cell. The width of the character cell includes the
character and the space around the character. This menu only works in ASCII mode and is not available
for the H-Series Hangul product.
•
Disable (factory default). Each character cell is printed with the same width. Each column in the
printed text will line up.
•
Enable. The width of each character cell varies with the width of the character. For example, [i] takes
less space to print than [m]. Using proportional fonts generally increases the readability of printed
documents, which gives text a typeset appearance.
Bold Print
•
Disable (factory default). Text is printed normally.
•
Enable. Text is printed with a heavy line thickness.
Italic Print
•
Disable (factory default). Text is printed normally.
•
Forward Slant. Text is printed with a forward slant.
•
Backward Slant. Text is printed with a backward slant.
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Slashed Zero
This parameter allows you to print the numeral “0” with or without the slash. This option applies to all
character sets except OCR-A and OCR-B.
•
Disable (factory default). Zero is printed without a slash.
•
Enable. Zero is printed with a slash.
DBCS/ASCII Mode (H-Series)
•
DBCS Mode (factory default). The printer is in DBCS mode. It can print double-byte characters as
well as a limited number of single-byte characters.
•
ASCII Mode. The printer is in ASCII mode. It can only print single-byte characters.
DBCS ASCII Style (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify the appearance of the single-byte alphanumeric characters in DBCS
mode.
•
Normal (factory default).
•
Oversize. The alphanumeric characters will appear larger than normal single-byte characters. For
example, the appearance of character “8” will be changed to “8”.
•
OCRB. The alphanumeric characters will print in OCRB style. It only takes effect on LQ typeface for
Hanzi/Kanji printer.
•
Normal Thin. The alphanumeric characters will be slightly thinner compared with Normal style. This
is only applicable for Hangul printer.
Text Position
Specifies where the text will be positioned in the line space. When set to Top-of-Line, text will be
positioned at the top of the line space. When set to Bottom-of-Line, the text will be positioned as if it were
at the bottom of a 6 lpi line space. The following example shows both Top-of-Line and Bottom-of- Line
text positions:
Dot
Row
Top of Line Space
Bottom of 8 LPI Line Space
183419a
Bottom of 6 LPI Line Space
Text Position
Top of Line
Text Position
Bottom of Line
ASCII Compatible
Allows you to specify ASCII characters print position alignment. This option affects device font characters
only, and does not affect graphics or barcodes.
•
Disable (factory default). The ASCII characters print position aligns (horizontally) with Indian
characters.
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•
Enable. The ASCII characters print position shifts up to align (horizontally) with standard ASCII
characters.
If Indian character sets, such as Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati or Tamil are selected, the menu will
automatically switch to Disable. Enable will not be available for selection until non-Indian character sets
are selected.
If the “Tall ASCII Font” option is available, the menu automatically switches to Disable. Enable will not be
available for selection until the Tall ASCII Font is disabled.
Compressed Mode (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify the appearance of ASCII/DBCS characters in ASCII mode. It is not
applicable for the H-Series Hangul printer.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. Prints out ASCII mode ASCII characters and half-width DBCS characters.
DBCS Compressed (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify the appearance of ASCII/DBCS characters in DBCS mode. It is not
applicable for the H-Series Hangul printer.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. Both the DBCS and ASCII characters will be printed as half-width of their original size.
Font Scale (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify the appearance of the font size. It is applicable for the H-Series GB
printer.
•
Standard (factory default). The character prints as 24 x 24 cell size.
•
16 x 24. The character prints as 16 x 24 cell size.
Encoding (H-Series)
•
Address Table (factory default). Specifies the address table supported.
GB18030 is for Hanzi GB printer.
BIG5 (factory default), CNS, TCA, ETEN, IBM5550, TELETEXT, BIG5+, BIG5E, and HKSCS are for
Hanzi Big5 printer.
KSC5601 is for Hangul printer.
Shift-JIS is for Kanji printer.
•
UTF-8. The printer takes in UTF-8 data stream and prints out according to Unicode format.
Taller 15 CPI (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify the appearance of ASCII characters as 15 CPI in ASCII mode.
•
Disable (factory default). The characters in 15 CPI appear shorter than other CPIs such as 10 CPI.
•
Enable. The height of 15 CPI characters is the same as other CPIs such as 10 CPI.
Horizontal Expnd (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify dot character horizontal expansion for both ASCII and DBCS
characters in DBCS mode.
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Vertical Expnd (H-Series)
This parameter allows you to specify dot character vertical expansion for both ASCII and DBCS
characters in DBCS mode.
Graphics Spd Up (H-Series)
This menu is used to increase (speed up) graphic printing speed by turning on the Enhanced/Turbo
mode.
•
Normal (factory default). The printer prints at the given input graphics resolution.
•
Enhanced. The printer provides first-level speed up, which means the speed is faster than Normal
mode.
•
Turbo. The printer provides second-level speed up, which means the speed is faster than Enhanced
mode.
•
Match Typeface. The input 180x180 dpi graphics resolution will drop-dot to the resolution which
matches the typeface selected.
Page Format
Form Length
Forms length is the number of lines that can be printed on a page. You can set the form length in inches,
millimeters (mm), or as a function of the current lpi (lines per inch).
NOTE: When IPDS is active, the form length only displays as a function of lines.
Form Width
The form width can be specified in inches, millimeters, or as a function of the current cpi (characters per
inch). The forms width set should not exceed the actual paper width.
NOTE: When IPDS is active, the form width only displays as a function of characters.
Margins
•
Left Margin. Set in columns. Column zero is defined as the far left edge of the page, and column
numbering increments from left to right.
•
Right Margin. Set in columns. Column zero is defined as the far right edge of the page, and column
numbering increments from right to left.
•
Bottom Margin. Defined in lines, starting from line zero at the bottom of the page and incrementing
from the bottom up.
Perforation Skip
•
Disable (factory default). Allows printing on page perforation.
•
1/2 inch, 2/3 inch, 5/6 inch, 1 inch. You may set up a skip-over margin of 1/2 inch, 2/3 inch, 5/6
inch, or 1 inch. For example, a skip-over margin of 1 inch allows a 1 inch margin at the bottom of the
page.
Print Char. Set
When this selection is displayed and the ENTER key is pressed, the current character set is printed.
Indian Option
•
Indian Formatter. The available options include Disable, Script Page, and Data Page.
•
Disable (factory default). The Indian characters will print without composing.
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•
•
•
Script Page. Allows printing of Indian characters with composing for non-table format.
•
Data Page. Allows Indian character printing with composing for table- formatted data. Data
Page does not support ESC sequence commands nor other single byte commands except for
CR, LF, FF, BEL, DC1, and DC3.
Tall ASCII Font. The available options include Enable and Disable.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. When enabling the Tall ASCII Font setting, the ASCII characters will print as tall fonts.
This setting is available only for 10, 12, and 13.3 CPI for DP and NLQ settings. It is
recommended to print the Tall ASCII font with 4 LPI setting or lower to avoid overlapping.
Space Width Adj. The values range from 1 to 30. The default value is 12. This option allows spacing
adjustment between the words in Indian character printing. This feature works only with Indian code
pages and not with Standard code pages. The Space Width Adj value affects the character width of
the space character (0x20) and the dash character (0x2D). The Space Width Adjust value is
applicable to both script page and data page selections. Table 11 on page 120 shows the space
width adjustment value according to its typeface and CPI setting.
Table 11 Typeface, CPI, and Space Width Values on
Indian Language Printers
Typeface
Data Processing
CPI
Space Width
6
20
10
12
12
10
13.3
9
15
8
17.1
7
20
6
6
30
10
18
12
15
13.3
13
15
12
17.1
10
Near Letter Quality
•
Hindi Numeral. Allows you to specify whether to print numbers as Hindi numerals.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. When enabled, numbers will print as Hindi numerals.
Reset Cmd CFG Ld
When the printer receives a host data stream reset command (ESC @ or ESC[K) in addition to resetting
printer variables, the selected configuration is loaded.
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•
Disable (factory default). The active emulation parameters are loaded when the reset command is
executed.
•
Power-Up Config. The power-up configuration is loaded when the reset command is executed.
•
Current Config. The currently selected configuration is loaded when the reset command is executed.
•
Factory Config. The factory installed configuration is loaded when the reset command is executed.
Set Substitution
When this option is activated, the character set overlay in RAM is activated. This can also be
accomplished through a host command of SFCC RX. In either case, a flag is set indicating that the
substitution table is active. If the power-up configuration has Ld Set at Pwrup and Set Substitution both
enabled, the character set overlay is automatically activated at power-up or during a soft reset. See the
LinePrinter Plus Programmer's Reference Manual for more information.
Barcode x-offset
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. Allows text to print next to a barcode when xxxx and yyyy are not set to the origin.
Barcode Height
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Enable. If Barcode x-offset is enabled, the barcode height follows P5000 legacy barcode behavior.
Error Handling (H-Series)
This command determines the way illegal DBCS characters are processed:
•
Normal (factory default). Will ignore illegal DBCS characters.
•
As Space. Will insert two space characters (0X20, 0X20) when the data stream contains the illegal
DBCS character.
•
As Square. Will insert a black square (0xAIBD) when the data stream contains the illegal DBCS
character. This is applicable for the Hanzi Big5 build only.
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P-Series Emulation
Printer
Protocol
(from page 105)
*= Factory Default
P-Series
Control Code
06
8.0 LPI*
10.3 LPI
6.0 LPI
P-Series
SFCC
1*
(0-7F hex)
Control Code
08
Elongated*
Backspace
VFU Select
EVFU*
DVFU
CVFU
Disable
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Autowrap
Define LF
Code
Overstrike
Wrap LF+CR*
Wrap CR
Disable
Enable*
Disable
Alt. Set
80-9F
Character
Set
SFCC d
Command
Control Code*
Printable
(see page 125)
Even dot plot*
Double high
LF = CR + LF*
LF = LF
PSeries Dbl
High
FF valid
at TOF
Enable*
Normal*
P3/4/6/9 Compat Disable
Control Code 06
Control Code 06 defines the function of ASCII code hex 06 (ACK). You can select an alternate line
spacing of 6, 8, or 10.3 LPI.
Control Code 08
Control Code 08 defines the function of ASCII code hex 08 (BS). You can define the code to output the
following character:
•
Elongated (factory default).
•
Backspace.
Define CR Code
This option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex 0D) from the
host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a carriage return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host computer
sends Line feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra line feed after each carriage return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra line feed after each carriage return. The next print position will be
print position 1 of the next line.
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Autowrap
This option defines the printer action when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width, causing the excess text to print on the next line.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Overstrike
This option enables you to print bold characters.
•
Enable (factory default). Turns on bold print. When enabled, overstrike printing slows down the
printer.
•
Disable. Turns off bold print.
Define LF Code
•
LF = CR + LF (factory default). Forces an automatic carriage return with each line feed command.
The next print position is print position 1 of the next line.
•
LF = LF. Does not perform an automatic carriage return. The next print position will be the current
print position of the next line.
P-Series SFCC
This parameter allows you to select which ASCII codes will function as the Special Function Control Code
(SFCC) command delimiter.
P-Series codes can use hex 00 through hex 7F. Options include the following:
•
ESC (hex 1B)
•
SOH (hex 01)
•
ETX (hex 03)
•
CIRCUMFLEX (hex 5E)—also called caret (^)
•
TILDE (hex 7E)—(~)
NOTE: SOH, ETX, and ESC are non-printables. The characters (^) and (~) are printable; however, do not
use them as printables in the host data stream if either is chosen as a delimiter because print
errors will occur.
VFU Select
Controls how the printer handles vertical formatting.
•
EVFU (factory default). Enables the VFU and selects P-Series compatible Electronic Vertical Format
Unit (EVFU).
•
DVFU. Enables the VFU and selects the Dataproducts compatible Direct Access Vertical Format Unit
(DVFU).
•
CVFU. Enables the VFU and selects the Centronics compatible Direct Access Vertical Format Unit
(CVFU).
•
Disable. Disables all VFU processing.
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Alt. Set 80-9F
Determines whether the printer processes ASCII codes hex 80 through hex 9F as control codes or as
printable characters. The options include:
•
Control Code (factory default)
•
Printable.
Character Set
Specifies a character set as shown in the P-Series Character Set Menu on page 125. To use one of these
sets, choose the desired group heading (such as European Sets) and press ENTER. Then choose the
desired set within that group (such as Roman 8) and press ENTER. Both the group and the desired set
will be starred to indicate your selection. The UTF-8 selection allows printing of UTF-8 encoded Unicode
™. Character sets are shown in detail in the Character Sets Reference Manual.
SFCC d Command
•
Even dot plot (factory default). This option interprets SFCC d Command as even dot plot.
•
Double High. This option interprets SFCC d Command as double high. Select this option for
backward compatibility.
PSeries Dbl High
Allows printing compatibility between current and older model printers.
•
Normal (factory default). This is normal, double-high printing for current model printers.
•
P3/4/6/9 Compat. Where older printers print two dot rows higher, this option allows for compatibility
by raising the print two dot rows to match the current models dot row value (two dot rows lower).
FF Valid at TOF
•
Enable (factory default). Performs a form feed when the host sends a Form Feed command and the
printer is at the top of form.
•
Disable. Will not perform a form feed when the host sends a Form Feed command and the printer is
at the top of form.
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P-Series Character Set Menu
*=
Character Set
(from page 122)
Factory Default
Active Char
Set
Standard
Sets
Arabic
Sets
Cyrillic
Sets
European
Sets
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
UTF-8
See page 127
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Farsi 1
Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Greek
Sets
Hebrew
Sets
Turkish
Sets
Misc
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
125
Indian Language Character Set Menu
Character Set
(from page 122)
*=
1
Factory Default
Indian Language firmware
Active Char
Set
Standard
Sets
Arabic
Sets
Cyrillic
Sets
European
Sets
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
Hindi Sets 1
Tamil Sets 1
Gujarati Sets 1
Kannada Sets 1
UTF-8
See page 127
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Farsi 1
Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Greek
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
Hebrew
Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Turkish
Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Misc
Sets
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
Hindi
Sets 1
ISCII*
PC-ISCII
EA-ISCII
Gujarati
Sets 1
ISCII*
PC-ISCII
EA-ISCII
Tamil
Sets 1
ISCII*
PC-ISCII
EA-ISCII
TAM_Tamil’99
TAB_Tamil’00
Kannada
Sets 1
ISCII*
PC-ISCII
EA-ISCII
NOTE: The Indian Language Character Set Menu applies
to P-Series and all LinePrinter+ protocols.
126
Character Set
(P-Series)
(from page 122)
Standard Sets
Active
Std Sets
IBM PC*
Multinational
EMCA Latin 1
DEC Multi.
CP 858 EURO
IBM PC
Multinational
ASCII (USA)*
Primary Subset
EBCDIC
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
English
Danish
Swedish
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
French Canadian
Latin American
Norwegian
Danish II
Spanish II
Latin Am II
Extended Subset
Code Page 437*
Code Page 850
ECMA
Latin 1
Primary Subset
ASCII (USA)*
German
Swedish
Danish
Norwegian
Finnish
English
Dutch
French
Spanish
Italian
Turkish
Japanese
Extended Subset
Multinational*
Barcode 10 CPI
Mult. DP 10 CPI
Mult. DP 12 CPI
Mult. LQ 10 CPI
Greek DP 10 CPI
Greek DP 12 CPI
Greek LQ 10 CPI
Grap. DP 10 CPI
Grap. LQ 10 CPI
Sci. DP 10 CPI
Sci. DP 12 CPI
Sci. LQ 10 CPI
DEC Mult.
CP 858
EURO
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
English
Norw./Danish
Swedish
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
French
Canadian
Dutch
Finnish
Swiss
127
P-Series XQ Emulation
Printer
Protocol
(from page 103)
*= Factory Default
P-Series XQ
Control Code
06
8.0 LPI*
10.3 LPI
6.0 LPI
HS Print
char 02 STX*
char 03 ETX
char 09 HT
Define CR
Code
Autowrap
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
VFU Select
EVFU*
DVFU
CVFU
Disable
Wrap LF+CR*
Wrap CR
Disable
Upr. Case
Select
Disable*
Enable
Define LF
Code
Compressed
Print
LF = CR + LF*
LF = LF
char 01 SOH*
char 03 ETX
char 09 HT
Elong/Alt.
Font
Elng=BS Font=SO*
Elng=SO font=BS
Slew
Relative
1 to 15 lines*
1 to 16 lines
Control Code 06
Control Code 06 defines the function of ASCII code hex 06 (ACK). You can select an alternate line
spacing of 6, 8, or 10.3 LPI.
Define CR Code
This option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex 0D) from the
host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host computer
sends line feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra line feed after each carriage return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra line feed after each carriage return. The next print position will be
print position 1 of the next line.
Autowrap
This option defines the printer action when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
128
Define LF Code
•
LF = CR + LF (factory default). Forces an automatic carriage return with each line feed command
received. The next print position is print position 1 of the next line.
•
LF = LF. Does not perform an automatic carriage return when a line feed command is received. The
next print position will be the current print position of the next line.
Compressed Print
Controls which host command sets compressed printing.
•
Char 01 SOH (factory default)
•
Char 03 ETX
•
Char 09 HT
Elong/Alt. Font
Controls which host command sets elongated (double high) fonts and extended character set.
•
Elng=BS Font=SO (factory default)
•
Elng=SO Font=BS
HS Print (High Speed Print)
Controls which host command sets high speed printing.
•
Char 02 STX (factory default)
•
Char 03 ETX
•
Char 09 HT
VFU Select
Controls how the printer handles vertical formatting. The choices are:
•
EVFU (factory default). Enables the VFU and selects P-Series compatible Electronic Vertical Format
Unit (EVFU).
•
DVFU. Enables the VFU and selects the Dataproducts compatible Direct Access Vertical Format Unit
(DVFU).
•
CVFU. Enables the VFU and selects the Centronics compatible Direct Access Vertical Format Unit
(CVFU).
•
Disable. Disables all VFU processing.
Upr. Case Select
Controls how the printer handles lowercase characters it receives from the host computer. When enabled,
all characters will be printed in uppercase.
•
Disable (factory default). Prints lowercase characters received from the host computer as lowercase,
and prints uppercase characters received from the computer as uppercase.
•
Enable. Prints lowercase characters received from the host computer as their corresponding
uppercase equivalents; uppercase characters received from the computer print as uppercase.
129
Slew Relative
“Slewing” is rapid vertical paper movement. This parameter determines the number of lines slewed (either
1-15 lines or 1-16 lines) when an EVFU Slew Relative command is received. The options include:
•
1-15 Lines
•
1-16 Lines (factory default)
Serial Matrix Emulation
Printer
Protocol
(from page 103)
*= Factory Default
Serial Matrix
Control Code
06
8.0 LPI*
10.3 LPI
6.0 LPI
Define CR
Code
Autowrap
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Wrap LF+CR*
Wrap CR
Disable
Alt. Set
80-9F
Character
Set
ESC d
command
Control Code*
Printable
(see page 132)
Even dot plot*
Double high
Overstrike
Enable*
Disable
Define LF
Code
LF = LF*
LF = CR + LF
Printer
Select
Disable*
Enable
Control Code 06
Control Code 06 defines the function of ASCII code hex 06 (ACK). You can select an alternate line
spacing of 6, 8, or 10.3 LPI.
Define CR Code
This option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex 0D) from the
host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host computer
sends line feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra line feed after each carriage return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra line feed after each carriage return. The next print position will be
print position 1 of the next line.
130
Autowrap
This option defines the printer action when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Overstrike
This option enables you to print bold characters.
•
Enable (factory default). Turns on bold print. When enabled, overstrike printing slows down the
printer.
•
Disable. Turns off bold print.
Define LF Code
•
LF = LF (factory default). Does not perform an automatic carriage return when a line feed command
is received. The next print position will be the current print position of the next line.
•
LF = CR + LF. Forces an automatic carriage return with each line feed command received. The next
print position is print position 1 of the next line.
Printer Select
•
Disable (factory default). Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
•
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and enables the printer when a
DC3 control code is received.
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Control Code (factory default). Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control
code.
•
Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
Character Set
Specifies a character set as shown in the Serial Matrix Character Set Menu on page 132. To use one of
these sets, choose the desired group heading (such as European Sets) and press ENTER. Then choose
the desired set within that group (such as Roman 8) and press ENTER. Both the group and the desired
set will be starred to indicate your selection. Character sets are shown in detail in the Character Sets
Reference Manual.
ESC d command
•
Even dot plot (factory default). Interprets the ESC d command as even dot plot.
•
Double high. Interprets the ESC d Command as double high. Select this option for backward
compatibility.
131
Serial Matrix Character Set Menu
*=
Factory Default
Note: Indian Language Character sets are shown on page 126
Character Set
(from page 130)
Active Char
Set
Standard
Sets
Arabic
Sets
Cyrillic
Sets
European
Sets
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
UTF-8
See page 133
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Farsi 1
Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Greek
Sets
Hebrew
Sets
Turkish
Sets
Misc
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
132
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
Character Set
(Serial)
(from page 132)
Standard Sets*
IBM PC*
ECMA
Latin 1
Multinational
ASCII (USA)*
Primary Subset
EBCDIC
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
English
Danish
Swedish
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
French Canadian
Latin American
Norwegian
Danish II
Spanish II
Latin Am II
Extended Subset
Code Page 437*
Code Page 850
DEC Mult.
Primary Subset
ASCII (USA)*
German
Swedish
Danish
Norwegian
Finnish
English
Dutch
French
Spanish
Italian
Turkish
Japanese
Extended Subset
Multinational*
Barcode 10 CPI
Mult. DP 10 CPI
Mult. DP 12 CPI
Mult. LQ 10 CPI
Greek DP 10 CPI
Greek DP 12 CPI
Greek LQ 10 CPI
Grap. DP 10 CPI
Grap. LQ 10 CPI
Sci. DP 10 CPI
Sci. DP 12 CPI
Sci. LQ 10 CPI
CP 858
EURO
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
English
Norw./Danish
Swedish
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
French
Canadian
Dutch
Finnish
Swiss
Proprinter
XL Emulation
Printer
Protocol
(from page 103)
*= Factory Default
Proprinter XL
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Autowrap
With LF+CR*
With CR
Disable
Define LF
Code
LF = LF*
LF = CR + LF
FF valid at
TOF
Enable*
Disable
Character
Sets
(see page 135)
Alt. Char Set
Set 1*
Set 2
20 CPI
Condensed
Enable*
Disable
133
Define CR Code
This option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex 0D) from the
host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host computer
sends line feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra line feed after each carriage return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra line feed after each carriage return.
Autowrap LF
This option defines the printer action when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Define LF Code
•
LF = LF (factory default). Does not perform an automatic carriage return when a Line Feed command
is received. The next print position will be the current print position of the next line.
•
LF = CR + LF. Forces an automatic carriage return with each Line Feed command received. The next
print position is print position 1 of the next line.
FF Valid at TOF
•
Enable (factory default). Performs a form feed when the host sends a Form Feed command and the
printer is at the top of form.
•
Disable. Will not perform a form feed when the host sends a Form Feed command and the printer is
at the top of form.
Character Set
Specifies a character set as shown in Proprinter XL Character Sets Menu on page 135. To use one of
these sets, choose the desired group heading (such as European Sets) and press ENTER. Then choose
the desired set within that group (such as Roman 8) and press ENTER. Both the group and the desired
set will be starred to indicate your selection. The UTF-8 selection allows printing of UTF-8 encoded
Unicode ™. Character sets are shown in detail in the Character Sets Reference Manual.
Alt. Char Set
This option determines if data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F should be interpreted as a control
code or as a printable character.
•
Set 1 (factory default). Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control code.
•
Set 2. Prints data for the characters at hex locations 03, 04, 05, 06, 15, and 80 through 9F.
20 CPI Condensed
Compressed print characters are narrower than the normal character set. This is helpful for applications
where you need to print the maximum amount of information on a page.
•
Enable (factory default). Prints characters about 60 percent the width of normal characters when
compressed print is chosen by the host computer.
•
Disable. Does not compress print widths, even if condensed print is chosen by the host.
134
Proprinter XL Character Sets Menu
*=
Factory Default
Note: Indian Language Character sets are shown on page 126
Character Set
(from page 133)
Active Char
Set
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
UTF-8
Greek
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
Standard
Sets
Active Std Sets
Code Page 437*
Code Page 850
OCR-A
OCR-B
Multinational
CP 858 EURO
Multinational
ASCII (USA)*
EBCDIC
Hebrew
Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Arabic
Sets
Cyrillic
Sets
European
Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Farsi 1
Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Turkish
Sets
Misc
Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
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Epson FX Emulation
Printer
Protocol
(from page 103)
*= Factory Default
Epson FX
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Autowrap
With LF+CR*
With CR
Disable
Define LF
Code
LF = LF*
LF = CR + LF
Printer Select
Disable*
Enable
Character
Set
(see page 138)
20 CPI
Condensed
Enable*
Disable
Alt. Set 80-9F
Control Code*
Printable
Define CR Code
The Define CR Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code
(hex 0D) from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a carriage
return, it inserts an additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the
host computer sends line feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra line feed after each carriage return.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra line feed after each carriage return.
Autowrap
This option defines the printer actions when print data is received past the forms width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the forms width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable. Discards any data past the forms width.
Define LF Code
The Define LF Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Line Feed code (hex 0A)
from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Line Feed, it inserts an
additional Carriage Return code (hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature is required if the host
computer does not send carriage returns to the printer.
•
LF = LF (factory default). Does not add a carriage return with a line feed.
•
LF = CR + LF. Adds an extra carriage return with each line feed.
Printer Select
•
Disable (factory default). Ignores the ASCII DC1 and DC3 control codes.
•
Enable. Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received, and enables the printer when a
DC3 control code is received.
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Character Set
This parameter selects a character set for the Epson emulation, as shown in Epson FX Character Set
Menu on page 138.
NOTE: When OCR-A or OCR-B is selected as the print language, the Font Attribute Typeface option
under the LinePrinter Plus menu (page 102) is changed to OCR-A or OCR-B, respectively.
To use one of these sets, choose the desired group heading (such as European Sets) and press ENTER.
Then choose the desired set within that group (such as Roman 8) and press ENTER. Both the group and
the desired set will be starred to indicate your selection. The UTF-8 selection allows printing of UTF-8
encoded Unicode ™. Character sets are shown in detail in the Character Sets Reference Manual.
20 CPI Condensed
Compressed print characters are narrower than the normal character set. This is helpful for applications
where you need to print the maximum amount of information on a page.
•
Enable (factory default). Prints about 60 percent of the width of normal characters when compressed
print is chosen by the host computer. For example, a 12 CPI Draft font will compress to 20 CPI.
•
Disable. Does not compress print widths, even if condensed print is chosen by the host.
Alt. Set 80-9F
•
Control Code (factory default). Interprets data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F as a control
code.
•
Printable. Prints data in the range of hex 80 through hex 9F.
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Epson FX Character Set Menu
*=
Factory Default
Note: Indian Language Character sets are shown on page 126
Character Set
(from page 136)
Active Char
Set
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
UTF-8
Greek
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
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Standard
Sets
Active Std Sets
Epson Set*
OCR-A
OCR-B
Multinational
Code page 850
CP 850 EURO
IBM PC
Epson Set
ASCII (USA)*
French
German
English
Danish I
Swedish
Italian
Spanish I
Japanese
Norwegian
Danish II
Spanish II
Latin Am I
French Canadian
Latin Am II
Multinational
ASCII (USA)*
EBCDIC
Hebrew
Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Arabic
Sets
Cyrillic
Sets
European
Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Farsi 1
Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
Cyrillic 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Turkish
Sets
Misc
Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
ANSI Emulation
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
44/48XXANSI
CPI/LPI
Select
Select CPI
10.0* CPI
12.0 CPI
13.3 CPI
15.0 CPI
16.7 CPII
17.1 CPI
Select LPI
6.0* LPI
8.0 LPI
3.0 LPI
4.0 LPI
Character
Set
(see page 140)
Private
Mode
Set 2*
Set 1
Font
Attributes
Page
Format
Define CR
Code
(see page 140)
(see page 140)
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Printer
Select
ESC c
Sequence
ON=DC1/OFF=DC3* Enable*
Disable
Disable
Pos. on
BC/OvrSz
Set to top*
Set to bottom
BC Check
Digit
by host*
by printer
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Disable*
Power up config
Current config
Factory config
Barcode
darkmode
Enable*
Disable
Autowrap
With LF+CR*
With CR
Disable
Received
CR
Observe*
Ignore
PUM
Default
Decipoints*
Lines/columns
Define LF
Code
LF = CR + LF*
LF = LF
Received
DEL
Observe*
Ignore
Truncate PI
Slew
Truncate at TOF*
Disable
ETX/ACK
Disable*
Immediate
After Print
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Font Attributes
(from page 139)
Typeface
Data Processing*
Gothic NLQ
Char. Graphics
High Speed
Italics NLQ
Courier NLQ
OCR-A
OCR-B
Prop.
Spacing
Disable*
Enable
Bold Print
Disable*
Enable
Slashed
Zero
Disable*
Enable
Character Set
(from page 139)
Page Format
(from page 139)
Margins
Left Margin
0 columns*
(0-369)
Right Margin
0 columns*
(0-369)
Top Margin
0 lines*
(0-451)
Bottom Margin
0 lines*
(0-451)
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Form
Length
Funct. of lines
66 lines*
(1-192)
Form Width
Function of CPI
136 Characters*
(1-272)
Latin 1 8859-1*
Cyrillic 8859-5
IBM PC-2 CP 437
IBM PC-2 CP 850
Slavic CP 852
Cyrillic CP 855
Fr. Can. CP 863
Russian CP 866
Greek CP 851
Turkish CP 853
Protug. CP 860
Arabic CP 864
Nordic CP 865
Latin 2 8859-2
Latin 3 8859-3
Latin 4 8859-4
Lat. Ara. 8859-6
Lat. Gre. 8859-7
Lat. Heb. 8859-8
Latin 5 8859-9
Turkish2 CP 867
Pol. Maz. CP 8576
Turkish CP 8577
Greek CP 8573
Italian CP 23
Spanish CP 24
Latin 9 8859-15
DEC 256 Greek
Turkish CP 857
USA
German
French A
French B
French Canadian
Dutch Netherlds
Italian
United Kingdom
Spanish
Danish/Norw. A
Danish/Norw. B
Danish/Norw. C
Danish/Norw. D
Swed./Finnish A
Swed./Finnish B
Swed./Finnish C
Swed./Finnish D
Swiss
USA
Yugoslavian
United Kingdm A
Turkish
Greek
DEC Mult.
Roman 8
CPI/LPI Select
Defines the default values for the horizontal and vertical character spacing. The number of characters per
inch can range from 10.0 through 17.1. The number of lines per inch can range from 3.0 through 8.0.
Font Attributes
Typeface
Choose a typeface from the available options.
Prop. Spacing (Proportional Spacing)
Each printed character is contained inside a character cell. The width of the character cell includes the
character and the space around the character.
•
Disable (factory default). Each character cell is printed with the same width. Each column in the
printed text will line up.
•
Enable. The width of each character cell varies with the width of the character. For example, [i] takes
less space to print than [m]. Using proportional fonts generally increases the readability of printed
documents, giving text a typeset appearance.
Bold Print
•
Disable (factory default). Text is printed normally.
•
Enable. Text is printed with a heavy line thickness.
Slashed Zero
This parameter allows you to print the numeral “0” with or without the slash. This option applies to all
character sets except OCR-A and OCR-B.
•
Disable (factory default). Zero is printed without a slash.
•
Enable. Zero is printed with a slash.
Page Format
Margins
•
Left Margin. Defines where the first print column is located. The left margin is specified as the
number of characters from the left edge of the form.
•
Right Margin. Defines where the last print column is located. The right margin is specified as the
number of characters from the right edge of the form.
•
Top Margin. Defines the location of the first print line on the page. The top margin is specified as the
number of lines from the top of the form's position.
•
Bottom Margin. Defines the location of the last print line on the page. The bottom margin is specified
as the number of lines from the bottom of the form's position.
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Form Length
Specifies the form length in lines. The maximum form length in lines depends on the current LPI setting; it
is equal to the maximum form length in inches multiplied by the current LPI setting. For example, at 6 LPI
the maximum form length is 6 LPI x 24 inches = 144 lines.
Only valid form length values will be accepted. If you select a length that is larger than the maximum
length for the current LPI, the maximum length will be used. If you need a longer page length, you must
first change the LPI.
IMPORTANT
If the form length is set in lines and you change the LPI, the effective page length
changes to the form length in characters divided by the new LPI.
NOTE: Receipt of a data stream control code which changes the form length overrides the form length
previously specified via the operator panel.
Form Width
Allows you to input the form width in characters from 1 through 272. The maximum form width in
characters depends on the current CPI setting; it is equal to the maximum form width in inches multiplied
by the current CPI setting.
Only valid form width values will be accepted. If a width is selected that is larger than the maximum width
for the current CPI, then the maximum width will be used. If a larger width value is desired, then the CPI
value must be changed first.
Table 12 lists the maximum number of characters that can be printed for a given Characters Per Inch
(CPI) setting.
IMPORTANT
If the form width is set in characters and the CPI is changed, the effective page
width is changed to be equal to the form width in characters divided by the new
CPI.
Table 12 Form Width
CPI Setting
Maximum Form Width
(in characters)
10.0
136
12.0
163
13.3
181
15.0
204
16.7
227
17.1
272
Define CR Code
The Define CR Code option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code
(hex 0D) from the host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a carriage
return, it inserts an additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the
host computer sends line feeds to the printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). No extra line feeds are inserted.
•
CR = CR + LF. Inserts an extra line feed after each carriage return.
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Autowrap
Defines the printer actions when print data is received past the form width setting.
•
With LF+CR (factory default). Performs an automatic carriage return and line feed when data is
received past the form width.
•
With CR. Performs an automatic carriage return (without line feed) when data is received past the
forms width.
•
Disable . Discards any data past the form width.
Define LF Code
Controls the action of the printer when it receives a Line Feed code (hex 0A) from the host computer. If
this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a line feed, it inserts an additional carriage return
code (hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature can be used in most installations, but it is required if the
host computer does not send carriage returns to the printer.
•
LF = CR + LF (factory default). Adds an extra carriage return with each line feed.
•
LF = LF. Does not add a carriage return with a line feed.
Character Set
This parameter selects a character set for the ANSI emulation. Note that when 0876 OCR-A or 0877
OCR-B is selected as the print language, the Font Attributes Typeface parameter is changed to OCR-A or
OCR-B, respectively. Character sets are shown in detail in the Character Sets Reference Manual.
Printer Select
•
ON = DC1/OFF = DC3 (factory default). Disables the printer when a DC1 control code is received,
and enables the printer when a DC3 control code is received.
•
Disable. Ignores the DC1 and DC3 control codes.
ESC c Sequence
•
Enable (factory default). An ESC c code received from the host resets the printer parameters to the
factory defaults.
•
Disable. An ESC c code received from the host is ignored.
Reset Cmd CFG Ld
When the printer receives a host data stream reset command (ESC @ or ESC[K) in addition to resetting
printer variables, the selected configuration will be loaded.
•
Disable (factory default). The active emulation parameters are loaded when the reset command is
executed.
•
Power-Up Config. The power-up configuration is loaded when the reset command is executed.
•
Current Config. The currently selected configuration is loaded when the reset command is executed.
•
Factory Config. The factory installed configuration is loaded when the reset command is executed.
Received CR
•
Observe (factory default). A CR code received from the host is handled as a carriage return.
•
Ignore. A CR code received from the host is ignored.
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Received DEL
•
Observe (factory default). A DEL code received from the host is handled as a Delete command.
•
Ignore. A DEL code received from the host is ignored.
Private Mode
Determines the default type of character set (Set 1 or Set 2). This can also be set by ESC sequences
ESC [>5h and ESC [>5l. Refer to these descriptions in the ANSI Programmer's Reference Manual for
further details.
Pos. on BC/OvrSz
•
Set to top (factory default). The paper is fed back to the top of barcodes or oversized characters after
they are printed. This allows printing on the same line.
•
Set to bottom. The printer will continue printing without backing up.
BC Check Digit
•
By host (factory default). The host calculates the barcode check digit and sends it along with the
barcode. The check digit is not verified by the printer but printed as it was received.
•
By printer. The barcode is sent without the check digit, and the printer calculates and adds it in.
Barcode Darkmode
•
Enable (factory default). The barcodes are printed at a higher resolution.
•
Disable. The barcodes are printed at lower resolution but at a higher speed.
PUM Default
This is the Unit of Measure (UOM) as it is used within the ANSI emulation. Coordinates received in ESC
sequences can be sent in two UOMs:
•
Decipoints (factory default). A unit of 1/720 inch
•
Lines or columns. Uses the current LPI and CPI values. The UOM used is determined by this
configuration setting.
Truncate PI Slew
•
Truncate at TOF (factory default). The slew is terminated when the next Top-of-Form is reached.
(This function applies to the ANSI EVFU only.)
•
Disable. PI slews will be completed independent of their length.
ETX/ACK
End of Text/Acknowledge. The host controls the flow of communication to the printer by sending a block
of data and ending the block with an End of Text (ETX) signal. When the printer receives the ETX signal,
it acknowledges the ETX, thereby acknowledging it has received the entire block of data.
•
Disable (factory default)
•
Immediate
•
Afterprint
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IGP/PGL Emulation
The PGL emulation is the software based Intelligent Graphics Processor (IGP) for the line matrix family of
printers. It is based upon, and is compatible with, the IGP-100/200/400 board using the PGL. The IGP
graphics processing features are detailed below.
Features
On-Line Form and Label Generation makes it easy to create forms or labels with a “preprinted” look for
each application. IGP programs control all graphic functions, dramatically reducing host computer
programming and processing time.
Graphic capabilities include boxes, vertical and horizontal lines with user- selectable thickness, logos, and
special alphanumeric print features. Forms and graphic designs can be duplicated horizontally and
vertically.
Alphanumeric data can appear as prepositioned “fixed” information (entered when the form is created), be
overlaid onto the form (positioned in a specific location after the form is created), or can be dynamically
merged with the form.
Selectable Barcodes provide you with the appropriate barcode for your application using standard wideto-narrow ratios. A wide selection of barcodes is available: Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, 4-state USPS
Intelligent Mail, UPC-A, UPC-E, MSI A through D, Code 128 Subset A, B, and C, EAN/ UCC-128, EAN 8,
EAN 13, POSTNET, PostBar, Royal Mail, Datamatrix, and PDF417. UPC and EAN barcodes can specify
add-on data.
Expanded and Compressed Character Print attract attention where needed. Alphanumeric height and
width are controlled independently for a wide range of character sizes up to 113 times the standard
character size (up to 11.3 inches wide and tall). Compressed print sizes of 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, and 20
characters per inch (cpi) are available.
Logos are created using alphanumeric commands and add many print and shading features for a
“customized” appearance to forms, reports, and labels.
Rotated Alphanumerics permit new concepts in form design. Normal, expanded, and compressed
character strings can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise, or they can be printed upside
down.
Reversed Print permits highlighting and contrasting by printing white characters on a dark background.
Automatic Increment/Decrement Capability allows batch form processing. Individual alphabetic,
numeric, and barcode data fields can be identified and automatically incremented or decremented by any
amount, beginning from a specified reference point.
Scaling Capability permits graphic elements, such as corners or boxes, to retain their physical shapes
and sizes when printed in a horizontal and vertical density other than the base density of 60 x 72 dpi.
Multinational Character Sets provide many international character sets, each 96 characters in length.
This feature also allows you to create your own character sets using characters defined and stored in
memory.
Extended Character Sets provide 33 extended character sets, also containing 96 characters in length.
These are also stored in memory.
Configuring the Emulation with the Control Panel
You can select PGL default parameters directly from the control panel or by control codes as explained in
the IGP/PGL Programmer's Reference Manual. The PGL parameters are described on the following
pages. Parameters marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the default value. The printer must be offline to
enter the configuration structure.
Pressing an invalid key to enter a parameter value may move you to another level in the configuration or
exit the configuration menu completely. Configure the IGP/PGL according to your specific requirements.
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IMPORTANT
146
BEFORE you reconfigure the IGP/PGL, print a configuration sheet to see all of the
current settings.
IGP/PGL Submenu
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
IGP/PGL
Define CR
Code
CR = CR*
CR = CR + LF
Slash 0
Disable*
Enable
Barcode
Options
(see page 150)
Compatbl.
Mode
None*
MVP
L150
P3000
P6000
P9000
Power-on
S-Mode
0*
(0 – 5)
Define LF
Code
LF = LF*
LF = CR + LF
Select LPI
6.0*
8.0
9.0
10.0
Host Form
Length
Disable*
Enable
Expanded
Font
Scalable*
Block
Alt Block 1
Alt Block 2
Trunc Dyn
Data
Disable*
Enable
Autowrap
Disable*
Enable
Auto
Uppercase
Disable*
Enable
PGL
SFCC
PI Slew
Range
7E*
1-FF
Enable*
Disable
Add Nothing*
Add; 0
Add; X
True Form
Slew
Enable*
Disable
Ext Execute
Copy
Enable*
Disable
Compressed
CPI
Disable*
Light Font
Dark Font
Printer PI
Line
Enable*
Disable
(see page 155)
Power On
IGP/PGL
Var Form
Type
00.0 inches*
01.0 (00.0 – 03.0 inches)
Normal*
Block
Forms
Handling
Disable*
Auto Eject
Auto TOF
Var Form
Adjust
Scalable
Size
Disable*
Enable
16*
15
Skip Cmd
Prefix
Select
Font
CR Edit
Disable*
Enable
Ignore
Char
Ignore Mode
Disable*
Enable
Select Char
0*
(0-255)
Print
Quality
Data Processing*
High
Best
Error
Report
On*
Debug Mode
Fault
Host
Off
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Define CR (Carriage Return) Code
This parameter forces the printer to insert an automatic Line Feed code into the data stream whenever a
Carriage Return code occurs. This is to be used only if the host computer does not send line feeds to the
printer.
•
CR = CR (factory default). Does not perform a line feed. The next print position will be print position 1
of the current line.
•
CR = CR + LF. Performs an automatic line feed. The next print position will be print position 1 of the
next line.
Define LF (Line Feed) Code
This parameter forces the printer to insert an automatic Carriage Return code into the data stream
whenever a Line Feed code occurs. This can be used in most installations, but it is required if the host
computer does not send carriage returns to the printer.
•
LF = LF (factory default). Does not perform an automatic carriage return. The next print position will
be the current print position of the next line.
•
LF = CR + LF. Performs an automatic carriage return. The next print position will be print position 1 of
the next line.
Autowrap
This parameter determines if text will wrap to the next line when the line of text exceeds the right margin.
•
Disable (factory default). Truncates the text beyond the right margin until a CR or CR + LF is
received.
•
Enable. Automatically inserts a CR + LF after a full print line.
PGL SFCC
You can specify which hex code (1-255) will be used as the Special Function Control Code (SFCC). The
factory default setting is 126. The SFCC denotes that the following data is a PGL command.
PI Slew Range
You can specify how many lines the paper will feed.
•
16 (factory default). A paper slew of 0-15 will move 1-16 lines.
•
15. A paper slew of 1-15 will move 1-15 lines. A paper slew of 0 will move 1 line.
CR Edit
This parameter determines if a carriage return will be followed by a line feed.
•
Disable (factory default). The printer ignores all carriage returns that are not followed by line feeds.
•
Enable. The printer processes all carriage returns, even for those that are not followed by line feeds.
Select Font
Select Font specifies which language is currently selected for use with the PGL. Refer to IGP/PGL Font
Set Menu on page 155. for available selections.
Slash 0
This parameter allows you to print the numeral “0” with or without the slash. This option applies to all
character sets except OCR A and OCR B.
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•
Disable (factory default). Zero is printed without a slash.
•
Enable. Zero is printed with a slash.
Select LPI
This is the number of lines to be printed per inch. For example, at 6 lpi there is 1/6 inch from the top of
one print line to the top of the next print line. The options are:
•
6.0 (factory default)
•
8.0
•
9.0
•
10.0
Auto Uppercase
This parameter enables the printer to print text in all uppercase when using the ALPHA command.
•
Disable (factory default). The printer will print text in upper and lowercase.
•
Enable. The printer will print text in uppercase only.
Skip Cmd Prefix
This parameter determines if the printer will print any data before a PGL command is received.
•
Enable (factory default). The printer ignores all data on the current line before an IGP command.
•
Disable. The printer will print all data on the current line before an IGP command.
Forms Handling
This submenu allows the user to handle the form in the following ways:
•
Disable (factory default). No effect.
•
Auto Eject. Automatically ejects a page at the end of the job to spill out the last page.
•
Auto TOF. Automatically does a form feed (FF) at the end of each form to the next top of form.
Power On IGP/PGL
You can set the IGP feature so that it is enabled or disabled when the printer is powered on.
•
Enable (factory default). The PGL is enabled when the printer is powered on. (The PGL feature is
initialized in the Normal mode.)
•
Disable. The PGL is disabled when the printer is powered on. (The PGL feature is initialized to the
Quiet mode.)
Ext Execute Copy
•
Disable (factory default). Dynamic data and overlay data are not allowed if the optional Form Count
parameter (number of forms to print) is specified as part of the Execute command. (This setting is
IGP-100 compatible.)
•
Enable. Only dynamic data is allowed within a form in which the Form Count parameter is specified in
the Execute command. In this case, the exact same form (with identical dynamic data, etc.) is printed
for the Form Count. However, incremental data is not incremented since the page that is printing is
exactly the same. Also, each form is printed on a separate page.
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Barcode
Options
(from page 147)
*=
UPC
Descenders
Always*
Never
Only with PDF
Optimized
Ratio
Disable*
Enable
I-2/5
Selection
Leading Zero*
Trailing Space
X2 DPD
Modulo 7 CD
Factory Default
AI 00
Spaces
Disable*
Enable
Select SO
Char
14*
(0-255)
User-Def
Ratio
Enable*
Disable
C39
Compatbl.
Disable*
Enable
Barcode Options
The following sub-options help define specific options regarding barcode printing.
UPC Descenders
This parameter allows you to print barcode descenders when human readable data is not present in the
UPC/EAN barcodes.
•
Always (factory default). UPC/EAN barcodes are printed with descenders, even if there is no human
readable data.
•
Never. UPC/EAN barcodes are printed without descenders if there is no human readable data.
•
Only with PDF. UPC/EAN barcodes are printed with descenders only when the PDF command is
present.
Optimized Ratio
This option selects different barcode ratios for certain barcodes including Code 39 and I-2/5. It is included
for compatibility with the IGP-X00 printers.
•
Disable (factory default). Use standard barcode ratios.
•
Enable. Select the alternate barcode ratios.
I-2/5 Selection
This option is added to be compatible with a special IGP-X00 customization. Usually, if I-2/5 barcodes
have an odd number of digits, a leading zero is inserted in front of the data. However, this special IGPX00 customization gives you the option of adding a space character at the end of the barcode instead.
•
Leading Zero (factory default). A leading zero is inserted in front of the printable data field.
•
Trailing Space. A space is inserted at the end of the printable data field and a zero is encoded with
the corresponding space in the end of the barcode.
•
X2 DPD. When selected, an I-2/5 barcode with an X2 magnification will use the specially configured
ratios 3:3:6:5 rather than 3:6:9:12 for compatibility issues.
•
Modulo 7 CD. The I-2/5 barcode uses a modulo 7 check digit instead of the default modulo 10 check
digit.
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AI 00 Spaces
This option is designated for EAN/UCC-128 barcodes whose application identifier (AI) is 00.
•
Disable (factory default). The printable data field is printed with the AI enclosed in parentheses. This
is the standard EAN/UCC-128 format.
•
Enable. The printable data field is printed with the UCC fields separated by spaces. This option is
IGP-X00 compatible.
Select SO Char
Allows you to specify a decimal code from 0 through 255 to be used in place of SO (Shift Out) as the
control code. This allows access for the alternate set of control function characters. See the description of
the Code 128 barcodes in the IGP/PGL Programmer's Reference Manual for details.
User-Def Ratio
•
Enable (factory default). User-defined ratios are accepted for barcodes.
•
Disable. User-defined ratios are ignored and the magnification X1 is used in its place.
C39 Compatbl.
This menu makes the old method of decoding C39 alternative character set compatible with the new.
•
Disable (factory default) Uses the current way of decoding.
•
Enable. Matches the old method of decoding.
Host Form Length
Determines whether the form length specified in the CREATE command changes the form length
designated in the LP+ menu (see LinePrinter Plus Emulation (ASCII, Indian Language) on page 102)
when the form is printed by the EXECUTE command.
•
Disable (factory default). The LP+ form length is unaffected by the form being printed.
•
Enable. The LP+ form length changes to match the length of the PGL form being printed.
Var Form Adjust
(Ranges from 0 - 30). Default is 0. This menu value is tenths of inches. The value of this menu specifies
the amount of distance to add to PGL forms that have variable form lengths. Variable length forms are
forms that are defined by using a “;0” in the CREATE statement: ~CREATE;FORM;0. Variable form
lengths are defined by the contents within the form - the form is only as long as necessary to print the
form. Changing this menu value adds additional lengths to the form (in tenths of inches). Again, this only
applies to forms that use the “;0” variable length forms.
Var Form Type
This menu option applies only to the host command, CREATE;NAME or CREATE;NAME;DISK. The host
command CREATE;NAME followed by ;0, ;X or a form length number will always override the menu
option.
•
Add Nothing (factory default). No action.
•
Add; 0. When selected, the form length ends at the longest printed element. Same as
CREATE;NAME;0.
•
Add; X. When selected, the form length is the same as the physical page length.
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Compressed CPI
This parameter allows you to choose a compressed character (60% shorter) for 17 or 20 cpi instead of
the normal height character.
•
Disable (factory default). The PGL does not use compressed 17 or 20 cpi font.
•
Light Font. Uses the standard compressed 17 or 20 cpi font.
•
Dark Font. Uses a darker compressed 17 or 20 cpi font compatible with the IGP-X00 printers.
Ignore Char
•
Ignore Mode
This parameter instructs the PGL to ignore the character selected under the Select Character
menu.
•
•
Disable (factory default). The PGL does not ignore any characters.
•
Enable. The PGL ignores the characters specified in the Select Character menu.
Select Char
Instructs the PGL which decimal character (0-255) to ignore from the host.
Compatbl. Mode
This option instructs the PGL to behave similarly to older versions of the IGP with respect to certain
commands.
All new users with new applications should select the “None” option. Selecting this mode insures the
printer will behave as described in this manual.
When replacing an older product operating with an existing application, especially those using the
PMODE and SMODE commands, you may need to select a compatibility mode. In this case, select the
printer model number option that most closely matches the printer being replaced. The Compatibility
Mode options include:
•
None (factory default)
•
MVP
•
L150
•
P3000
•
P6000
•
P9000
Expanded Font
This option defines the type of expanded characters the PGL will select:
•
Scalable (factory default). These expanded characters have rounded edges.
•
Block. These are block characters compatible with the IGP-X00 printers.
•
Alt Block 1 / Alt Block 2. Reserved block sets used only for compatibility purposes.
Scalable Size
•
Normal (factory default). Controls the size of scalable characters to be either normal size (as set by
the user) or adjusted to match the size of block fonts.
•
Block. Adjusts the size of scalable characters to exactly match its block font alternative.
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True Form Slew
This option is related to slewing within forms when using the PMODE command. Customers with new
applications are advised to keep this option enabled.
•
Enable (factory default). Form length is accurate according to the form length parameter in the
CREATE command.
•
Disable. Form length is IGP-X00 compatible when using PMODE.
Printer PI Line
This option enables the IGP to send PI instructions to the printer to slew the form.
•
Enable (factory default). Send the PI instructions to the printer (LinePrinter Plus) during form slew.
This is IGP-X00 compatible.
•
Disable. Do not send PI instructions to the printer. LFs are sent instead.
Print Quality
•
Data Processing (factory default). The emulation prints at 60 x 72 dpi and lets you choose between
normal alphanumerics and barcodes and dark mode alphanumerics and barcodes. This mode should
be set if you want the highest speed.
•
High. The emulation prints at 120 x 72 dpi, but all alphanumerics and barcodes are automatically
printed in dark mode.
•
Best. The emulation prints at 120 x 144 dpi and dark mode, which produces a higher resolution,
better-looking print image.
Power-on S-Mode
This option instructs the PGL to behave similarly to older versions of the IGP with respect to certain
commands.
All new users with new applications should select “0,” the default option. Selecting this mode insures the
printer will behave as described in this manual.
Power on S-Mode sets the printer in an SMODE compatibility state at power- up. The default is 0
(disabled, no power-on mode). To use this feature, select a mode from 1 through 5, which puts IGP/PGL
in an SMODE state according to the compatibility mode set. If the compatibility mode set is None, then
MVP is assumed by default.
For more information, see the IGP/PGL Programmer’s Reference Manual.
Trunc Dyn Data
This submenu allows the user to truncate the dynamic data up to the maximum data length specified in
Create Mode.
•
Disable (factory default). If the dynamic data exceeds the maximum data length, an error will report.
•
Enable. If the dynamic data exceeds the maximum data length, the data truncates.
Error Report
Sets the error reporting capability for IGP/PGL forms.
•
On (factory default). Form boundary error checking reported. Any element which falls off the current
page is reported as an error.
•
Debug Mode. The printer is put in debug mode whenever a form is defined in Create Form mode.
Each line of the Create Form is printed along with an error if one occurred. This is the same
functionality as if there were a slash (/) entered before the Create Form Name.
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•
Fault. When an error occurs, the error is printed and the message “IGP/ PGL ERROR” appears on
the printer front panel. The printer then stops printing and goes offline. The error must be cleared
before the printer can resume normal operation.
•
Host. When an error occurs, the error message is sent back to the host.
•
Off. No form boundary checking. Graphic elements appear clipped if they are beyond the page
boundaries.
Select Font
Allows you to choose from various character sets, including IGP/PGL Standard sets, 256 character
multinational sets, and UTF-8 encoded Unicode™.
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IGP/PGL Font Set Menu
*=
Select Font
(from page 147)
Active Font
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
UTF-8
Greek
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
Standard
Sets
Factory Default
Arabic
Sets
ASMO 449*
0) ASCII*
ASMO 449+
1) German
ASMO 708
2) Swedish
ASMO 708+
3) Danish
MS DOS CP710
4) Norwegian
MS DOS CP720
5) Finnish
Sakr CP714
6) English
Aptec CP715
7) Dutch
CP 786
8) French
Arabic CP 864
9) Spanish
Arabic CP 1046
10) Italian
Arabic Lam 1
11) Turkish
Arabic Lam 2
12) CP 437
Win. CP 1256
13) CP 850
14-15) Reserved Farsi 1
16-23) Dwn Overlay Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
24-31) User Def.
Hebrew
Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Turkish
Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Cyrillic
Sets
Code Page 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
European
Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Misc
Sets
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
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IGP/VGL Emulation
Code V Graphics language (VGL) is an Intelligent Graphics Printing (IGP) software emulation designed
for your Line Matrix printer. The IGP Code V emulation of the QMS® 
Code V Version II programming
language produces online forms, barcodes, and alphanumeric text-generation. The graphics processing
features are detailed below.
Features
OnLine Form and Label Generation makes it easy to create forms or labels with the “preprinted” look
for each application. VGL programs control all graphics functions, dramatically reducing host computer
programming and processing time. Graphics capabilities include boxes, vertical and horizontal, solid and
dashed lines with a variety of thickness, logos, and special alphanumeric print features.
Variable Barcodes allow the barcode for your application to print with standard or user-defined ratios in
vertical or horizontal orientations. Available barcodes are Codabar, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with
Subsets A, B, and C, and Code EAN/UCC 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, Interleaved 2 of 5, 4-state USPS
Intelligent Mail, MSI, UPC-A, UPC-E, POSTNET, PostBar, Royal Mail, and UPC Shipping. POSTNET is
available only in the horizontal direction. A dark print mode is included for darker, high-contrast barcodes.
The IBARC barcode command prints barcodes in four orientations: horizontal, rotated 90, rotated 180, or
rotated 270 degrees.
Expanded and Compressed Print draws attention where needed. Alphanumeric height and width are
controlled independently for a tremendous range of character sizes up to 9.9 inches wide and tall. Several
compressed print sizes are available: 12, 13.33, 15, 17.65, and 20 (cpi), permitting up to 170 columns in
an 8.5 inch printed area (20 cpi).
Rotated Alphanumerics permit new concepts in form design. Normal, expanded, and compressed
character strings can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, counterclockwise, or printed upside down.
Logos are easily created using alphanumeric commands and a variety of print and shading features,
which provides a “customized” appearance for forms, reports, and labels. The registered trademark,
copyright, TUV®, GS- Mark, UL®, and CSA® symbols are provided as standard designs on the VGL, and
you can also define custom symbols.
Reverse and Shaded Print permit highlighting and contrasting by printing white characters on a dark
background or white characters on a gray, shaded background. Various levels or patterns of gray shading
and reverse printing may combine with the many other print features to create distinctive designs.
Automatic Increment/Decrement Capability allows batch form processing. Individual alphabetic,
numeric, and barcode data fields can be identified and automatically incremented or decremented by any
amount, beginning from a specified reference point.
Standard Character Sets provide you with many different character sets. Based on the Multinational
Character Set, you can create your own character sets using characters defined and stored in flash
memory.
Configuring the Emulation with the Control Panel
You can select VGL default parameters directly from the control panel or by control codes as explained in
the IGP/VGL Programmer's Reference Manual. The VGL parameters are described on the following
pages. Parameters marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the default value. The printer must be offline to
enter the configuration structure.
IMPORTANT
BEFORE you reconfigure the IGP/VGL, print a configuration sheet to see all of the
current settings.
Pressing an invalid key to enter a parameter value may move you to another level in the configuration
menu or exit the menu completely.
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IGP/VGL Submenu
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
IGP/VGL
SFCC &
Pwrup
VGL SFCC
5E*
(11-FF hex)
Power-up ^X
Disable*
Enable
Power-up ^F
Disable*
Enable
Power-up ^PY
Disable*
Enable
Font Set
(see page 165)
LPI
6*
7
8
9
10
PI Control
Printer PI
Disable*
Enable
Host PI
Disable*
Enable
Max PI 16
Enable*
Disable
Graphics
Options
Error
Handling
(see page 158)
Error Msgs
Enable*
Disable
Error Markers
Enable*
Disable
Offpage Errors
Disable*
Enable
Barcode Errors
Enable*
Disable
Ignore/DB8
Setup
Ignore Chars
Disable*
Char 1
Char 2
Char 1&2
Ignore Ch#1
0* (0-255)
Ignore Ch#2
0* (0-255)
Data Bit 8
Enable*
Disable
Prt to
Emulate
Disable*
MVP/MVP 150B
L150
P3040
P6000
P9000
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IGP/VGL Graphics Options Submenu
Graphics
Options
(from page 157)
Slash 0
Disable*
Enable
UPC
Descenders
Enable*
Disable
LP+ Font
Disable*
Enable
IGP110
Compatbl.
Disable*
Enable
*=
Ignore Dots
Disable*
Enable
Rot. Char
Size
Adjusted*
Not Adjusted
MSI Check
Digit
Print*
Don’t Print
Auto FF
at ^PN
Disable*
Enable
Append
Rotated
Disable*
Enable
Ignore
Spaces
Disable*
Enable
I25
Selection
I25 Odd Data*
Leading Zero
Check digit
Convert Alpha
Disable*
Enable
PDF Size
Comp.
Disable*
Enable
Factory Default
Truncate
Alpha
Enable*
Disable
Midline PY
Disable*
Enable
AI 00
Spaces
Disable*
Enable
C128 Mode
Comp
Disable*
Enable
True Vert
1/10
Disable*
Enable
Print
Quality
Data Processing*
High
Width Limit
Disable*
Enable
C39
Compatbl.
Disable*
Enable
Absorb After
^PY
Absorb Motion*
Absorb All
Disable
Expanded
Font
Scalable*
Block
Absorb After
^PN
Disable*
Enable
Ignore ^Lxx
Cmd.
Disable*
Enable
SFCC & Pwrup
This option has several sub-options which define the SFCC and power-up configuration used with VGL.
VGL SFCC
This option selects the Special Function Control Code. The default value 5E. Run a configuration printout
to determine the currently selected VGL SFCC.
Power Up ^X
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. Selects the ignore mode as the power-up default and selects the graphics mode ^PY as the
power-up default. All characters are ignored until a ^A command is received.
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Power Up ^F
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. Selects free format mode as the power-up default and selects the graphics mode ^PY as the
power-up default. Free format causes the VGL to ignore carriage returns, line feeds, and all
characters below hex 20 sent from the host.
Power Up ^PY
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. Selects the graphics mode ^PY as the power-up default.
LPI
The number of lines to be printed per inch. For example, at 6 lpi there is 1/6 inch from the top of one print
line to the top of the next print line.
Graphics Options
The following are several options which configure printing output.
Slash 0
This parameter allows you to print the numeral “0” with or without the slash. This option applies to all
character sets except OCR-A and OCR-B.
•
Disable (factory default). Zero is printed without a slash.
•
Enable. Zero is printed with a slash.
Ignore Dots
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. Causes the VGL to expect position values to be specified in only 1/10ths of an inch. If the dot
position is also given, it is treated as text.
Append Rotated
•
Disable (factory default). Logos and alphanumeric strings are treated as separate elements.
•
Enable. Appends logos to an alphanumeric string rotated in a clockwise, counterclockwise, or
inverted orientation.
Truncate Alpha
When enabled, this parameter prevents the printing of Error 48 (Element Off Page Error) if alphanumeric
data, including spaces, extends beyond the right side of the form. The options include:
•
Enable (factory default)
•
Disable
True Vert 1/10
•
Disable (factory default). A vertical 1/10 of an inch parameter is used as 7/72 of an inch. The
absolute move is slightly smaller than expected. For example, a one-inch move would be 70/72 of an
inch. Vertical moves that have the same value are identical in length.
•
Enable. A vertical 1/10 inch parameter is used as 1/10 inch. Rounding occurs to the nearest 1/72
inch. This can cause vertical moves that have the same value to differ by ± 1/72 inch.
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Absorb After ^PY
•
Absorb Motion (factory default). The first paper motion following a ^PY command is ignored.
•
Absorb All. The system ignores all the data and terminator until a host generated motion terminator
is detected.
•
Disable. System terminators following a graphics command are sent to the printer and result in paper
motion.
UPC Descenders
•
Enable (factory default). UPC/EAN barcodes are printed with descenders, even if there is no human
readable data.
•
Disable. UPC/EAN barcodes are printed without descenders if there is no human readable data.
Rot. Char Size
•
Adjusted (factory default). Rotated (clockwise/counterclockwise), expanded characters have a
different size than an unrotated character with the same size parameters.
•
Not Adjusted. Rotated, expanded characters are the same size as unrotated characters with the
same size parameters.
Ignore Spaces
•
Disable (factory default). Trailing spaces are not deleted from the last alphanumeric element in a
graphics pass.
•
Enable. Trailing spaces are deleted from the last alphanumeric element in a graphics pass.
Midline PY (includes ^PN)
•
Disable (factory default). The Graphics mode Enable command, ^PY, must be the first three
characters of a line.
•
Enable. The ^PY or ^PN can occur anywhere in a line.
Print Quality
•
Data Processing (factory default). ALPHA text and barcodes are printed in normal mode at 60 x 72
dpi. This mode should be set if the highest speed is desired.
•
High. ALPHA text and barcodes are printed in dark mode at 120 x 72 dpi.
Expanded Font
•
Scalable (factory default). These expanded characters have rounded edges.
•
Block. These are block characters compatible with IGP-X10 printers.
LP+ Font
•
Disable (factory default). The IGP/VGL uses its default half-dot font, which is slightly different from
the standard bitmap font used by LP+ at 12, 13, 15 and 17 cpi.
•
Enable. The IGP/VGL uses the same font as used by LP+ at all cpi.
MSI Check Digit
•
Print (factory default). The check digit is appended at the end of the printable data field for MSI
barcodes.
•
Don't Print. The check digit for MSI barcodes does not print.
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I25 Selection
•
I25 Odd Data (factory default). When an odd number of data is provided, the default setting, Leading
Zero, will add a zero to the beginning of the bar code data. The setting, Check Digit, will add a check
digit to the end of the bar code data so that the results add up to an even number of data.
•
Convert Alpha. Disable is the default. When enabled, each non-digit I25 bar code character will
convert to “0.”
NOTE: If you use an Interleaved 2/5 barcode that automatically adds the check digit (type code k or l,
IBARC type code INT2/5CD or INT2/ 5CDA), the check digit is added regardless of how this
parameter is set.
AI 00 Spaces
This option is designated for EAN/UCC-128 barcodes whose application identifier (AI) is 00.
•
Disable (factory default). The printable data field is printed with the AI enclosed in parentheses. This
is the standard EAN/UCC-128 format.
•
Enable. The printable data field is printed with the UCC fields separated by spaces. This option is
IGP-X00 compatible.
Width Limit
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. The system will limit the length and width for expanded characters to a limit shown in Table
13, which displays the maximum width allowed for a specific height in the range of 00 through 40 (0.0
through 4.0 inches).
Table 13 Width Limit Table
Height Param.
Max. Width
Allowed
Height Param.
Max. Width
Allowed
00
99
21
51
01
99
22
53
02
3
23
56
03
6
24
58
04
8
25
61
05
11
26
63
06
13
27
66
07
16
28
68
08
18
29
71
09
21
30
73
10
23
31
76
11
26
32
78
12
28
33
81
13
31
34
83
14
33
35
86
15
36
36
88
16
38
37
91
17
41
38
93
18
43
39
96
19
20
46
48
40
98
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Absorb After ^PN
•
Disable (factory default). All line terminators that follow the ^PN command are sent to the printer and
processed.
•
Enable. The first motion line terminator that follows the ^PN command is ignored.
IGP110 Compatbl.
This option instructs the VGL to behave similarly to the IGP-10 with respect to certain commands. All new
users with new applications should select the “Disable” option. Selecting this mode insures the printer will
behave as described in this manual.
•
Disable (factory default). The IGP does not emulate the IGP-10 mode.
•
Enable. The IGP emulates the IGP-10 version.
Auto FF at ^PN
•
Disable (factory default). A form feed will not be generated automatically when the ^PN command is
encountered.
•
Enable. A form feed will be generated automatically to slew to the top of the next form when the ^PN
command is encountered and when the current vertical position is not at top of form.
PDF Size Comp.
This option is for compatibility of the font size of the barcode printable data field on the old build.
•
Disable (factory default). Uses the normal font size.
•
Enable. Matches the font size of the old build.
C128 Mode Comp
The menu is for compatibility of the old build in auto mode switch.
•
Disable (factory default). Uses auto mode switch.
•
Enable. Matches the old build on the auto mode switch.
C39 Compatbl.
This menu makes the old method of decoding C39 alternative character set compatible with the new.
•
Disable (disable). Uses the current way of decoding.
•
Enable. Matches the old method of decoding.
Ignore ^Lxx Cmd.
•
Disable (factory default).
•
Enable. The ^Lxx command will always be ignored.
Error Handling
Following are several options which define how errors are reported.
Error Msgs
•
Enable (factory default). Command syntax is checked and error messages printed when command
parameters are incorrect.
•
Disable. Error checking and error messages are suppressed.
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Error Markers
•
Enable (factory default). Prints the following error markers for those elements that print beyond the
page boundaries:
>> for elements that begin off the right side of the page;
<< for elements that begin at the indicated position but end off the page;
♦ for elements where the starting position of the command contains an error other than an
off-page error.
Offpage Errors
•
Disable (factory default). Does not report errors for elements that start or end beyond the right edge
of the page.
•
Enable. Reports errors for elements that start or end beyond the right edge of the page.
Barcode Errors
•
Enable (factory default). An error message will print when invalid barcode data is encountered.
•
Disable. VGL will not print an error for illegal barcode data; the barcode will be skipped.
NOTE: When the Barcode Errors option is disabled, the VGL emulation will try to make the best use of
invalid data by either truncating extra digits or adding zeros to the end of barcode data to meet
minimum data length requirements for some barcodes. Not all errors will be corrected.
Ignore / DB8 Setup
Following are several options which define character filtering and Data Bit 8.
Ignore Chars
•
Disable (factory default). Character filtering is not enabled.
•
Char 1. Character 1 will be filtered. Select the option “Ignore CH#1” to specify character 1.
•
Char 2. Character 2 will be filtered. Select the option “Ignore CH#2” to specify character 2.
•
Char 1 & 2. Characters 1 & 2 will be filtered. Select the options “Ignore CH#1” and “Ignore CH#2” to
specify values for these characters.
Ignore CH#1
Specifies character 1 for the character filtering option. Valid decimal values are from 0 through 255.
Ignore CH#2
Specifies character 2 for the character filtering option. Valid decimal values are from 0 through 255.
Data Bit 8
•
Enable (factory default). The PI line is not passed directly from host to printer; all 8 bits are used for
data bits, and characters in the hex 80-FF range can be accessed.
•
Disable. When the host PI line is enabled, Data Bit 8 internally indicates PI line status. To use the PI
line, disable Data Bit 8, and enable the Host PI configuration option (under the PI Control option,
below).
NOTE: Data Bit 8 is interpreted as either Data Bit 8 or PI signal, but never both. When enabled as Data
Bit 8, Data Bit 8 has priority over the PI signal, and all data above hex 7F is used to access
character data and not to interpret PI line data.
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Conversely, when Data Bit 8 is disabled and the PI signal is used, Data Bit 8 of the data is
reserved for use as the PI function, and you cannot access characters in the hex 80-FF range.
Therefore, to access characters in the hex 80-FF range, Data Bit 8 must be enabled.
Font Set
The Font Set specifies which language is currently selected for use with the VGL. Refer to IGP/VGL Font
Set Menu on page 165 for available selections.
PI Control
Printer PI
•
Disable (factory default). The ASCII emulation is configured with the PI line disabled.
•
Enable. The ASCII emulation is configured with the PI line enabled.
Host PI
•
Disable (factory default). The host does not send PI signals.
•
Enable. The host sends PI signals. The Data Bit 8 configuration option must be disabled to transmit
the PI line to the printer.
Max PI 16
•
Enable (factory default). A paper slew of 0-15 will move 1-16 lines.
•
Disable. A paper slew of 1-15 will move 1-15 lines. A paper slew of 0 will always move 1 line.
Prt To Emulate
This option allows you to select an earlier model printer/IGP board combination to emulate. When a
printer emulation is selected, the scaling command causes the printer to generate a graphic image in the
same density as the printer emulation chosen. Five types of printers can be emulated: MVP or MVP
150B, L150, P3040, P6000, and P9000. Once a printer emulation is selected, it remains active until the
printer is turned off or another printer emulation is selected. All new users with new applications should
select the “Disable” option, which insures the printer behaves as described in this manual. The other
compatibility modes are required to emulate the behaviors of older printers which may be inconsistent
with the documented VGL functionality. Proper use of this feature requires the printer to be equipped with
high resolution hammer bank tips (12 mil).
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IGP/VGL Font Set Menu
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Font Set
(from page 157)
Active Font
Set
Standard Sets*
Arabic Sets
Cyrillic Sets
European Sets
Greek Sets
Hebrew Sets
Turkish Sets
Misc. Sets
UTF-8
Greek
Sets
DEC 256 Greek*
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 851
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
Win. CP 1253
Greek 813 EURO
Greek 869 EURO
Standard
Sets
0) ASCII*
1) German
2) Swedish
3) Danish
4) Norwegian
5) Finnish
6) English
7) Dutch
8) French
9) Spanish
10) Italian
11) Turkish
12) CP 437
13) CP 850
Hebrew
Sets
Hebrew Old*
Hebrew New
Hebrew DEC
Latin-1 Hebrew
Win. CP 1255
Factory Default
Arabic
Sets
ASMO 449*
ASMO 449+
ASMO 708
ASMO 708+
MS DOS CP710
MS DOS CP720
Sakr CP714
Aptec CP715
CP 786
Arabic CP 864
Arabic CP 1046
Arabic Lam 1
Arabic Lam 2
Win. CP 1256
Farsi 1
Farsi 2
1098 Farsi 1285
Turkish
Sets
Data Gen. Turk.*
DEC Turkish
IBM Turkish
Siemens Turkish
PTT Turkish
IBC Turkish
Bull Turkish
AS400 Turkish
Unisys Turkish
NCR Turkish
PST Turkish
UNIS-1 Turkish
Code Page 853
INFO Turkish
Win. CP 1254
Code Page 857
Azeri
Cyrillic
Sets
Code Page 866*
Cyrillic CP 437
Cyrillic 113
Cyrillic 8859-5
ISO 915
Code Page 855
7-bit Cyrillic
Ukrainian
Bulgarian
Win. CP 1251
Latvian 866
CP 1048
European
Sets
Latin 2 8859-2*
Latin 2 852
Mazovia
Kamenicky
Roman 8
PC-437 Slavic
Slavic 1250
Code Page 865
Code Page 860
Latin 1 8859-1
Latin 5 8859-9
Latin 9 8859-15
Polish POL1
Win. CP 1250
Win. CP 1252
Win. CP 1257
CP 858 EURO
Lith. CP 773
Serbo Croatic 1
Serbo Croatic 2
CP 774
CP 775
ISO 8859-4
Misc
Sets
Block-set 10cpi*
Italics Set
Scanblock 10cpi
PGL Thai Set
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IPDS Emulation
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
IPDS
Barcode
Quality
Barcode
Speed
Select By Host*
Default Font
High*
Select By Host
Low
High*
Select By Host
Low
High*
Select By Host
Low
Graphics
Scaling
12/5
Checksum
Print Quality
Select By Host*
Standard
Compressed
Early Print
Comp
Off*
On
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Graphics
Quality
Font Size
Rounded*
Exact
Standard (1/3)*
Special (4/9)
Default Code
Page
Internat. Set 5*
English/USA/Can
Austrian/German
Belgian Old
Brazilian
Canadian/French
Danish/Norw.
Finnish/Swedish
French Azerty
Italian
Japanese Eng.
Katakana
Portuguese
Spanish
Spanish Speak.
English (UK)
Arabic
Greek
Icelandic
Turkish Latin 5
Latin 2/ROECE
Cyrillic Old
Thai
Hebrew
Farsi
Yugoslavian
Latin 9
Euro US/Can.
Euro Aust/Germ.
Euro Dan/Norw.
Euro Fin/Swed.
Euro Italian
Euro Spanish
Euro UK/Ireland
Euro French
Euro Internat.
Eruo Icelandic
Euro Latin 2
Internat. Set 1
Dan/Norw. (ALT)
Fin/Swed (ALT)
Spanish (ALT)
Greek Old
Hebrew Old
OCR A
OCR B
Turkish Old
Cyrillic
Baltic Mult
Estonian
OCR B Katakana
*=
Code Page
Subset
Thai
Version 0*
Version 1
Version 2
Default
Font
DRAFT 10*
DRAFT 12
DRAFT 13
DRAFT 15
DRAFT 17
DRAFT 18
DP 10
DP 12
DP 13
DP 15
DP 17
DP 18
NLQ 10
NLQ 12
NLQ 13
NLQ 15
NLQ 17
NLQ 18
OCRA
OCRB
PSM
Hexdump
Mode
VPA Check
Enable*
Disable
Factory Default
Print IPDS
Fonts
Disable*
Enable
Undef Char
Subst
0x60*
0x40 – 0xFE
Emulation
Mode
None*
4234
67xx
64xx/65xx
4224
A general discussion about starting and stopping IPDS can be found in the IBM 4234 Product and
Programming Reference Manual (GC31-3879). Sending a non-IPDS data stream to an IPDS printer and
vise versa will result in a hung spool file or writer.
Font Size
This parameter chooses the font size which will be used by IPDS.
•
Select By Host (factory default). The font ID is only affected by host commands.
•
Standard. The font ID is converted to a decompressed font ID.
•
Compressed. The font ID is converted to a compressed font ID.
Print Quality
This parameter chooses the print quality.
•
Select By Host (factory default). The application decides the print quality.
•
Default Font. The default font the printer uses.
Graphics Quality
This parameter chooses the print quality of graphics.
•
High (factory default). Graphics are printed at 144 dot rows per inch.
•
Select By Host. The application decides the quality of the graphics.
•
Low. Graphics are printed at 72 dot rows per inch.
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Barcode Quality
This parameter chooses the horizontal print quality of barcode labels.
•
High (factory default). Label is printed at 144 dots per inch.
•
Select By Host. The application decides the quality of the labels.
•
Low. Label is printed at 72 dots per inch.
Barcode Speed
This parameter chooses the vertical print quality of barcode labels.
•
High (factory default). Barcodes are printed with less vertical dots, increasing printing speed, but
decreasing print quality.
•
Select By Host. The application decides the quality of the labels.
•
Low. Barcodes are printed with more vertical dots, decreasing printing speed, but increasing print
quality.
Early Print Comp (Complete)
This parameter chooses when to send a Print Comp to the controller.
•
Off (factory default). Print Comp is sent if page is printed completely.
•
On. Print Comp is sent immediately. The next page will be created. This improves the print
performance when starting the next page.
NOTE: When Early Print Comp is enabled and an error occurs, you may lose data.
Graphics Scaling
This parameter chooses the scaling factor for graphics when the Mapping Control option of the IPDS
Write Graphics Control command is SCALE TO FIT:
•
Rounded (factory default). Calculations are rounded up in the desired output resolution.
•
Exact. Graphics will be scaled as accurately as possible.
I2/5 Checksum
This parameter defines the printer checksum calculation method for Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes.
•
Standard (1/3) (factory default). The odd numbers will be multiplied by 3 and the even numbers by 1
for calculation of the checksum.
•
Special (4/9). The odd numbers will be multiplied by 4 and the even numbers by 9 for calculation of
the checksum.
NOTE: “Odd” refers to the 1st, 3rd, 5th... character in the barcode, while “even” refers to the 2nd, 4th,
6th... character in the barcode.
Default Code Page
Choose which code page to use with the IPDS emulation.
Code Page Subset
When the Thai code page is selected as the default, either from the front panel or by a host command,
you may choose from three different versions.
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Default Font
Choose a font quality and size from the available selections. All fonts in the Default Font menu are
available in standard and compressed vertical resolution (see page 166).
VPA Check
•
Enable (factory default). The printer checks for dots that fall outside the intersection of the logical and
physical pages. If dots fall outside the area, the printer reports an error to the host if the IPDS
Exception Handling Control command setting requires error reporting.
•
Disable. The printer does not report dots outside the valid printable area.
Hexdump Mode
A hex code printout (or hex dump) translates all incoming data to hexadecimal equivalents. A hex dump
lists each ASCII data character received from the host computer, together with its corresponding two-digit
hexadecimal code. Hex dumps can be used to troubleshoot some types of printer data reception
problems.
Print IPDS Fonts
This feature allows you to print a list of all resident fonts currently available in the active IPDS emulation
Undef Char Subst
Specifies the replacement character to print in place of any unprintable character that is received by the
host.
•
0x60 (Factory default)
•
0x40 - 0xFE
Emulation Mode
Specifies the printer model to emulate.
•
None (Factory default) Use this option when a legacy configuration is loaded with PNE.
•
4234 IBM 4234
•
67xx Decision Data 67xx
•
64xx/65xx IBM 6400 / 6500 Series
•
4224 IBM 4224
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PCL – II Emulation
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
PCL-II
Primary
Char. Set
ID
0* - 109
Symbol Set
See page 171
Pitch
10.00*, 12.00,
13.30, 15.00,
16.67, 20.00
Density
Data Processing*
NLQ
OCR-A
OCR-B
High Speed
Graphics
Density
60 DPI*
70 DPI
Page L./Lines
11.0 Inches*
2.0 – 16.0 Inches
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Second Char.
Set
Page Length
Rep.
Max. Line
Width
Inches/Page*
ID
Lines/Page
0* - 109
Symbol Set
See page 171
Pitch
10*, 12, 13.3
15, 16.67, 20
Density
Data Processing*
NLQ
OCR-A
OCR-B
High Speed
13.2 inches*
13.6 inches
Perforation
Skip
Disable*
Enable
Page
L./Inches
11.0 Inches*
2.0 – 16.0 Inches
Display
Functns
Disable*
Enable
Config. Print
Line
Terminator
Lf After CR
Disable*
Enable
CR After LF
Disable*
Enable
CR After FF
Disable*
Enable
CR After VT
Disable
Enable*
Symbol Set
Print
Face CPI
Delay
Enable*
Disable
PTX
Linefeed
Disable*
Enable
Reset Cmd
CFG Ld
Current Config*
Factory Config
Disable
Power Up Config
Symbol Set
Delay
Disable*
Enable
LPI Adjust
6 LPI*
8 LPI
Secondary
Char. Set
(from page 170)
Primary Char.
Set
(from page 170)
Symbol Set
Roman-8[8U]*
Turkish-8[8T]
Arab-8[8V]
Cyrillic[8R]
PC858 MtLi[13U]
MC Text[12J]
Roman-9[4U]
Latin-9[9N]
Win3.0Lat-1[9U]
Hebrew Old
Japan Postnet
Katakana Post
ASCII[0U]
Math Sym[0A/0M]
LineDraw[0B/0L]
ISO Den/Nor[0D]
Roman Ext.[0E]
ISO UK[1E]
ISO France[0F]
ISO German[0G]
Hebrew[0H]
Japan ASCII[0K]
Katakana[1K]
Block Char[1L]
OCR-A[0O]
OCR-B[1O]
ISO Swe/Fin[0S]
ISO Spain[1S]
ISO Italian[0I]
ISO Portugu[4S]
Latin-1[0N]
Latin-2[2N]
Latin-5[5N]
Latin-6[6N]
Baltic[19L]
PC8 DanNor[11U]
PC8 Cd437[10U]
PC850 MtLi[12U]
PC851 LtGk[12G]
PC852 Lat2[17U]
PC Turkish[9T]
PC Hebrew[15H]
PC Lat/Ara[10V]
PC Cyrillic[3R]
Win3.1Lat1[19U]
Win3.1Lat-2[9E]
Win3.1Lat-5[5T]
Symbol Set
Math-8[8M]
PS Math[5M]
Greek-7[12N]
Postnet4[15Y]
Postnet11.25
Greek-8[8G]
Hebrew-8[8H]
Katakana-8[8K]
DEC 256 Greek
ELOT 928 Greek
Greek 3
ABY Greek
ABG Greek
ELOT 927 Greek
Greek 437
Greek 8859-7
(same as Primary
Character Set)
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Primary Char. Set
You can select one of 92 pre-defined character sets by ID (although character sets range from 0 - 109,
not all sets are available on the LJ500 printer), or you can select pitch, symbol set, and typeface
individually. If the combination you choose matches one of the 92 predefined sets, the ID submenu will
reflect that selection. If not, the ID menu will display xx to indicate that the current character set does not
match a pre-defined set. Set 0 is the default, and its attributes are 10 cpi, Data Processing typeface, and
Roman 8 symbol set.
Second Char. Set
Your printer can store an additional character set. To toggle between them, send the Shift In (Decimal 15,
to select the Primary character set) or Shift Out (Decimal 14, to select the Secondary character set).
Page Length Rep.
•
Inches/Page (factory default). All page length calculations are based on the inches displayed on the
panel.
•
Lines/Page. All changes in LPI or density will be changed accordingly. The length of the page is the
number of lines per inch, or lpi.
For example, if the form in use is 82 lines at 6 lpi, the page is physically 13.67 inches. Since 13.67
inches is not selectable from the Length in Inches menu, change the representation to lines, then set
the number of lines to 82. The inches menu will display 13.6 inches although the printer internally
keeps the exact form length of 13.67 inches.
Max Line Width
Set the maximum line width at 13.2 inches (factory default) or 13.6 inches.
Face CPI Delay
Allows the combination of different font densities on the same line.
•
Enable (factory default). Different font densities can be used on the same line.
•
Disable. Only the same font densities are allowed on the same line.
Graphics Density
Graphics can be printed in 60 DPI (factory default) or 70 DPI.
Perforation Skip
•
Disable (factory default). Allows printing on page perforation.
•
Enable. You may set up a skip-over margin. For example, a skip-over margin of one inch creates a
one inch margin at the bottom of the page.
Display Functions
•
Disable (factory default). Control characters are not printed.
•
Enable. Control characters are printed before they get executed. This is a useful debugging tool.
Line Terminator
You can define the action of the line. Four options are available: LF after CR, CR after LF, CR after FF,
and CR after VT. Each of these options may be enabled or disabled independent of one another.
PTX Linefeed
•
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Disable (factory default). Linefeed is to be performed as calculated from the bottom of the graphics or
barcode, thereby disrupting the vertical text alignment.
•
Enable. The Linefeed moves to the next line as calculated from the Top of Form position, thereby
retaining vertical text alignment. When printing graphics or bar codes, you may want to set the PTX
Linefeed parameter to Enable to maintain text alignment.
PTX Linefeed Disabled
PTX Linefeed Enabled
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 3
LINE 1
Linefeed
LINE 2
Linefeed
LINE 3
LPI Adjust
This parameter lets you specify the lines per inch (lpi) values: 6 LPI (factory default) or 8 LPI.
Page L./Lines
This parameter lets you set physical page length in lines from 12 to 96 at 6 lpi, or 16 to 128 at 8 cpi. The
default is 66 lines at 6 lpi.
NOTE: If 6 lpi is selected, you will be able to scroll the menu to 128 (an invalid length). However, when
you press ENTER to select this value, the menu will return with the maximum lines for 6 lpi (i.e.,
96 lines). Similarly, selecting too few lines for 8 lpi will cause the menu to return with 16 lines.
Page L./Inches
This parameter allows you to set physical page length from 2 to 16 inches, in increments of half an inch.
The default is 11 inches.
Config Print
This option prints the emulation's parameters and the currently selected values.
Symbol Set Print
This option prints a list of all the available sets. The character set number prints to the left of the character
set sample.
Reset Cmd CFG Ld
When the printer receives a host data stream reset command in addition to resetting printer variables, the
selected configuration will be loaded.
•
Current Config (factory default). If you have preset and presaved multiple configurations, then the
currently selected presaved configuration is loaded when the reset command is received.
•
Factory Config. The factory installed configuration is loaded when the reset command is received.
•
Disable. The printer ignores the reset command when it is received and continues to use the
currently loaded configuration.
•
Power-Up Config. The power-up configuration is loaded when the reset command is received.
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LG Emulation
EMULATION
(from page 91)
*=
Factory Default
LG
Font
(see page 175)
FF
= FF*
= CR + FF
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Vert. Forms
Bot Frm 66/6
Top Mrg 0/6
Bot Mrg 66/6
Unsolicited
Rpt
No*
Small
Big
Horiz Forms
Left Mrg 00.0*
Right Mrg 13.2
Print Mode
Opt
Enable*
Disable
Autowrap
No*
Yes
Plot Mode
opt
Enable*
Disable
CR
= CR*
= CR + LF
I-2/5 Guard
Bars
Enable*
Disable
LF
= LF*
= CR + LF
Font
(from page 174)
Style
DP 10 6*
DP 10 8
DP 12 6
DP 12 8
DP 15 6
DP 15 8
DP 15 10
HS 10 6
CORESPON 5 6
CORESPON 5 8
CORESPON 6 6
CORESPON 6 8
CORESPON 10 6
CORESPON 10 8
CORESPON 12 6
CORESPON 12 8
CORESPON 15 6
CORESPON 15 8
CORESPON 15 10
OCR A
OCR B
COMPRESS 6 6
COMPRESS 6 8
COMPRESS 8 6
COMPRESS 8 8
COMPRESS 13 6
COMPRESS 13 8
COMPRESS 13 10
COMPRESS 16 6
COMPRESS 16 8
COMPRESS 16 10
DP 5 6
DP 5 8
DP 6 6
DP 6 8
Character Set
GL Char Set
U.S. ASCII*
DEC Finnish
French
DEC Fr. Can.
German
Italian
JIS Roman
DEC Nor./Dan.
Spanish
DEC Swedish
DEC Great Brit.
ISO Nor./Dan.
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
VT100 Graphics
DEC Suppl.
DEC Technical
ISO Katakana
7-Bit Hebrew
7-Bit Turkish
Greek Suppl
Hebrew Suppl.
Turkish Suppl.
GR Char Set
DEC Suppl.*
DEC Technical
VT100 Graphics
ISO Katakana
ISO Latin 1
ISO Latin 2
ISO Latin 5
ISO Latin 9
ISO Cyrillic
ISO Greek
ISO Hebrew
Hebrew Suppl.
Turkish Suppl.
Font
Select a default font style and character set for the LG emulation, as follows:
•
Style. This option allows you to specify a print quality that includes a characters per inch (cpi) and
lines per inch (lpi) setting, in the format Type cpi lpi. The default setting is DP 10 6 (Data Processing,
10 cpi, 6 lpi). The print quality types you may choose from are as follows:
DP = Data Processing (standard quality)
CORESPON = Correspondence (near letter quality)
COMPRESS = Compressed (vertically compressed for printing long graphs and charts)
OCR A & OCR B = Optical Character Recognition, sets A and B
HS = High Speed (Draft quality for high speed printing)
•
Character Set. This option allows you to select a character set. The character set you select can be
any of the Digital Multinational sets, which include the U.S. ASCII set and several foreign language
and special character sets.
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Vert Forms
•
Bot Frm 66/6 (factory default). This option sets the bottom margin for the forms. You must specify the
bottom margin in lines (at 6 lines per inch), ranging from 0 to 198 lines (33 inches). The default setting
is 66. Press the right arrow to increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to
change units. Selecting a value for this option resets the top margin to 0, so the top margin must be
redefined after this option is selected.
•
Top Mrg 6/0.This option sets the top margin for the forms. You must specify the top margin in lines
(at 6 lines per inch), ranging from 0 to 198 lines (33 inches). The default setting is 0. Press the right
arrow to increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units. The
margins will automatically adjust so that the top and bottom margins do not cross each other.
•
Bot Mrg 66/6. This option sets the bottom margin for the forms. You must specify the bottom margin
in lines (at 6 lines per inch), ranging from 0 to 198 lines (33 inches). The default setting is 66. Press
the right arrow to increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units.
Selecting a value for this option resets the top margin to 0, so the top margin must be redefined after
this option is selected.
Horiz Forms
•
Left Mgr 0.00 (factory default). This sets the left margin for the forms. You must specify the left
margin in 1/10 inch increments, from 0 to 13.1 inches. The default value is 0. Press the right arrow to
increase the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units. The margins will
automatically adjust so that the left and right margins do not cross each other.
•
Right Mrg 13.2. This sets the right margin for the forms. You must specify the right margin in 1/10
inch increments, from 0.1 to 13.2 inches. The default value is 13.2. Press the right arrow to increase
the value, left arrow to decrease the value, and ENTER to change units. The margins will
automatically adjust so that the left and right margins do not cross each other.
Autowrap
This parameter determines if text will wrap to the next line when the line of text exceeds the right margin.
•
No (factory default). Any print data received past the forms width setting is discarded.
•
Yes. An automatic carriage return and line feed is performed when data is received past the forms
width setting.
CR
This option controls the action of the printer when it receives a Carriage Return code (hex 0D) from the
host computer. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. Do not use this feature if the host computer
sends line feeds to the printer.
•
= CR (factory default). Does not insert an extra line feed after each carriage return.
•
= CR + LF. If this feature is enabled, each time the printer receives a Carriage Return, it inserts an
additional Line Feed code (hex 0A) into the data stream. (Do not use this feature if the host computer
sends Line Feeds to the printer with each Carriage Return.)
LF
This parameter forces the printer to insert an automatic Carriage Return code into the data stream
whenever a Line Feed code occurs. This can be used in most installations, but it is required if the host
computer does not send carriage returns to the printer.
•
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= LF (factory default). Does not perform an automatic carriage return. The next print position will be
the current print position of the next line.
•
= CR + LF. Each time the printer receives a Line Feed, it inserts an additional Carriage Return code
(hex 0D) into the data stream. This feature can be used in most installations, but it is required if the
host computer does not send Carriage Returns to the printer.
FF
This parameter forces the printer to insert an automatic Carriage Return code into the data stream
whenever a Form Feed code occurs. This can be used in most installations, but it is required if the host
computer does not send carriage returns to the printer.
•
= FF (factory default). Does not perform an automatic carriage return. The next print position will be
the current print position of the next form.
•
= CR + FF. Performs an automatic carriage return. The next print position will be print position 1 of
the next form.
Unsolicited Rpt
This option enables or disables Printer Device Status Reports to be sent to the host when a reportable
status or error condition has occurred.
•
No (factory default). Disables all unsolicited status reports from the printer.
•
Small. Enables brief unsolicited status reports and sends an extended status report to the host.
•
Big. Enables extended, unsolicited status reports and sends an extended status report to the host.
Print Mode Opt
When enabled, this option affects the SPI, SHS, and DECSHORP commands. The printer will no longer
be forced into these commands and print speed improves significantly when in portrait orientation. For
SHS and DECSHORP, the character size will change with the selected pitch. In addition, SGR attributes
such as bold, crossed-out, and italics, will be done in print mode with greater efficiency.
•
Enable (factory default). Enables the print mode option.
•
Disable. Disables the print mode option. This provides compatibility with older LG printer products.
Plot Mode Opt
•
When enabled, this option will plot with greater efficiency, particularly with respect to the Postnet
barcode. Postnet is printed in the same density as the current print mode font so that reverse motion
will be inhibited when possible.
•
Enable (factory default). Enables the print mode option.
•
Disable. Disables the print mode option. This provides compatibility with older LG printer products.
I-2/5 Guard Bars
•
Enable (factory default). Horizontal guard bars are printed above and below each Interleaved 2/5 bar
code. This option only applies to Interleaved 2/5 bar codes.
•
Disable. Interleaved 2/5 bar codes are printed normally, with no guard bars.
Arabic Context Analyzer
The Arabic firmware offers outstanding performance in terms of Arabization features and is intended for
applications requiring Arabic and Latin high print quality under different Arabization platforms. It supports
many Arabization mechanisms and many Arabic and Latin code sets.
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Theory of Operation
The Arabic printer is equipped with a built-in front end analyzer that preprocesses all incoming data from
a host before it is sent to the LinePrinter Plus emulation. This front-end analyzer has two functions:
1. Cross-emulation: Translates all incoming commands from the host to the LinePrinter Plus
emulation.
2. Arabization: Processes all incoming printable characters from the host and Arabizes them
line by line.
Host
Data
Analyzer
Printer
Emulation
Printer
Driver
Magna Printer
This figure shows the printer shows where the Front End Analyzer resides in the data stream. Data is preprocessed by the Analyzer before it is handed over to the LinePrinter Plus printer emulation.
Front-end Analyzer Features
•
Multi emulation support: ANSI, Epson FX, Epson LQ, HP, C.Itoh, and IBM.
•
Multi font support (Naskh, Kofi, Reqa'a,...).
•
Multi Arabization Mechanisms: 7-bit with switching codes, 7-bit with escape sequences, 8-bit Pure, 8bit neutrals, 8-bit with switching codes, and 8-bit with escape sequences.
•
17 Latin code sets.
•
48 Arabic code sets.
•
Many configurable Arabization parameters to suit almost any Arabic application available in the
market.
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Analyzer
Activate
No
Yes*
Refer to the next
page
Input
Emulation
Epson FX*
Epson LQ
Proprinter XL
HP
ANSI
CITOH
Custom
Settings
Arabization
Emulation
Auto CR
Disabled*
Enabled
Auto LF
Disabled*
Enabled
0*
Range (0 -> 999) Step 1
PUM
Lines/Columns
Decipoints*
Default DP
Data Processing
DP Enhanced*
Wrap Around
Disabled*
Enabled
Analyzer Activate
When the analyzer is deactivated all incoming data from the host is passed directly through the Analyzer
to the LinePrinter Plus printer emulation without any processing. The Analyzer only responds to the
command: activate analyzer.
•
Yes (factory default). The emulations under the Analyzer menu are active.
•
No. The data is passed down to the LinePrinter Plus printer emulation without any modification.
Input Emulation
Set the input emulation according to the application you are using.
•
Epson FX (factory default). The Epson-FX emulation.
•
Epson LQ, Proprinter XL, HP, ANSI, CITOH. Other available emulations.
Automatic Carriage Return
When Auto CR is enabled, the analyzer sends the printer a Carriage Return each time it receives a Line
Feed. The default is Disabled.
NOTE: You have to use this item to enable the Auto Carriage Return instead of the menu under the
LinePrinter Plus menu as long as the analyzer is active.
Automatic Line Feed
When Auto LF is enabled, the analyzer sends the printer a Line Feed each time it receives a Carriage
Return. The default is Disabled.
NOTE: When you want to enable the Auto Line Feed (Auto LF), use the item under the analyzer menu
not the one under the LinePrinter Plus menu as long as the analyzer is active.
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PUM (Position Unit Mode)
This menu only has an effect when the Analyzer emulation is set to ANSI. It has two different possible
values:
•
Decipoints (factory default). The printer interprets ANSI escape sequence parameters as decipoint
values.
•
Lines/Columns. The printer interprets ANSI escape sequence parameters as line or column counts.
Default Data Processing
Your printer has two “Data Process” typefaces: Normal & Enhanced. This menu item is effective when
using the Arabic Windows Driver:
•
Data Processing. The normal typeface used for Data Processing.
•
Enhanced DP (factory default). Thisversionof Data Processingtypeface is printed at a lower speed
than the normal “Data Process” typeface. However, the “Enhanced DP” is a better quality than the
normal “Data Process” typeface.
NOTE: When using SEDCO Windows printer driver, all menu items under the analyzer are ignored
except for this menu item. If the “Printer Font Name” in the driver properties under “Device
Settings” is set to “Data Process”, then the value of “Default DP” menu item selects between the
“Data Processing” and “DP Enhanced” typefaces.
Wrap Around
When the user sends a long line (longer than what the printer expects) to the printer, the remaining
characters will be printed on the next line if the Wrap Around menu item is enabled. If this item is disabled
the printer will not print the rest of the line. The default is Disabled.
Form Feed Absorb
When Form Feed Absorb is enabled and a form feed character (0C hex) is received, it will not have an
effect. If Form Feed Absorb is disabled, then a form feed character will advance the paper to the next top
of form, and move the logical print position to the first character column. The default is Disabled.
Custom Settings
This menu item should be set to zero for normal behavior. To use UTF-8 as your Right Code Set, set the
“Custom Settings” to three. The default is Zero.
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Arabization
Activate
Disabled
Enabled*
Mechanism
7-bit SWCs
7-bit ESCs
8-bit Pure*
8-bit Neutrals
8-bit SWCs
8-bit ESCs
Major Mode
Left Code Set
Latin*
Arabic
000 ASCII*
001 IBM 437 L
002 IBM 437 U
003 IBM 850
004 IBM 860
005 IBM 863
006 IBM 865
007 IBM 864
008 DEC Mcs
009 ISO Latin-1
010 IBM Xbas.L
011 ASCII COMTRM
012 Res.
013 Res.
014 Res.
018 User Def.
022 ASCII Fr. A
023 ASCII Fr. B
024 ASCII Fr.Can
088 DEC Mcs Mir.
104 Emulog
Right Code
Set
050 Arcii
051 Asmo 449
052 Codar-ufd
054 Comterm 341
055 Comterm 541
056 User Def.
058 Comterm 348
059 Data Gen.
062 Asmo-449+
063 Dec/8/Asmo
064 Al Arabi
071 IBM Xbasic
072 IBM APC
074 ICL-Codar
Insertion Slide
Disabled
Enabled*
SWC Visibility
Invisible*
Visible
077 ICL 708
078 Asmo 708
079 A-Dos 709
080 A-Dos 710
081 A-Dos 711
082 A-Dos 720
083 A-Dos 708
084 A-Dos 864
087 Asmo-708+
088 DEC Mcs Mir.
089 ISO Latin-1
090 A-Dos 710
091 NCR-96
092 NCR-64
Numeric Sliding
Disabled
Enabled*
SWC Balancing
Disabled*
Enabled
093 NCR 708
094 HP A8
095 HP Enh.
097 Fr-1 708
098 708 Fr-1
100 Ameer
101 Sedco
102 Beehive
103 Zentec
104 Emulog
105 Nafitha
106 Sakhr
107 ICL CR
108 ICL 449
109 HP A-8
111 Wang
112 Windows
113 MA/1
114 MA/2
115 Old Beehive
116 ISCII
117 Farsi
118 Farsi-1
119 Farsi-2
120 Farsi-3
121 CMTRM 348/S
122 Reem
123 IBM 864 Fnt
Insert. Break
Insertion Level
Disabled
Enabled*
Disabled*
Enabled
SWC Type
Built-in*
User-Defined
124 IBM 1046
125 125 Asmo-708
126 Res.
127 Res.
128 CP 128
129 CP 129
130 CP 130
131 CP 131
132 CP 132
133 CP 133
134 CP 134
135 CP 135
136 CP 136
137 CP 137
138 CP 138
139 CP 139
140 CP 140
141 CP 141
142 CP 142
143 CP 143
144 CP 144
145 CP 145
146 CP 146
147 CP 147
Neutral Handling
Column Heading
Disabled*
Two Sided
1-Sided Num.
One Sided
2-Sided LSP
Arb Ins Code
125*
range (33 -> 126) Step 1
Disabled*
Enabled
Lat Ins Code
123*
range (33 -> 126) Step 1
Continue graph on following page
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182
183
Arabization
(Continued)
End Arb Ins
End Lat Ins
125*
123*
range (33 -> 126) Step 1 range (33 -> 126) Step 1
1000 Separator
Disabled*
Comma
Waw
Arabic Comma
NFJ Code
NSP / BDG
Class
Neutral
Arabic*
NSP Linking
123*
32*
range (33 -> 126) Step 1 range (32 -> 126) Step 1
Diacritic Ent.
Before Letter
After Letter*
Lamalef
Disabled*
Enabled
DW
Calculations
Two Cells*
One Cell
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Shadda
Comp.
Disabled*
Enabled
HP Mode
Disabled*
Enabled
SI/SO
Handling
Normal*
Ignored
Switching Code
Graphic Select
Arith. Oper.
Local*
Global
Local 16
Arabic
Bilingual Hindu*
Reversed Hindu
Hindu
Bilingual Farsi
Farsi
Non Numerals*
Numerals
Two Shape
NFJ Operation
Disabled*
Enabled
NFJ Mode
Automatic*
Balanced
Contextual An.
Diacritic Vis.
Diacritic Pos.
Disabled
Enabled*
Invisible
Visible*
Above/Below
Following*
Upper Case
Pr.
Disabled*
Enabled
Graphics
Hand.
Latin*
Arabic
1-Sided Neutral
2-Sided Neutral
Major Language
Minor Language
Hard Space
In place*
After word
Numeric Display
Naskh*
Reqa’a
Disabled*
Enabled
NFJ Rep. Code
Scope of Line
Wide
Character
Compressed Tail
Variable Tail*
Graphics
Flip.
Disabled*
Enabled
Currency Sym.
Rial
Mixed*
Dollar
Back
Spacing
Disabled*
Enabled
Lamalef Lig.
Two Cells*
One Cell
Arabic
Margin
0*
range (0 -> 369) Step 1
Arabization Menus
The menus in the Arabization section are equivalent to ESC commands and their options as described in
the Arabic Programmer’s Reference Manual.
OpenPrint POSTSCRIPT/PDF Emulation
EMULATION
(from page 64)
*=
Factory Default
Values for standard printers.
2
Values for HD printers.
1
Postscript/PDF
Resolution
120x144 DPI* 1
90x96 DPI 1
180x180 DPI* 2
180x90 DPI 2
90x180 DPI 2
120x120 DPI 2
90x90 DPI 2
Paper Size
Custom
Width
Length
US Fanfold*
Letter
Legal
Executive
A3
A4
A5
A6
10x14 Inch
12x12 Inch
13.6x12 Inch
Tabloid 11x17in
JIS B5
US Folio
No. 10 Envelope
DL Envelope
C5 Envelope
C6 Envelope
ISO B5
Paper Size
Fault
Ignore*
Fault
Clip Page
Enable*
Disable
Move to TOF
Disable
At End of Job
At End of Page*
Gray Adjust
0*
-10 to 10
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Postscript/PDF Interpreter
The Postscript/PDF data is handled by Ghostscript by Artifex, an interpreter compatible with the following:
•
Portable Document Format (“PDF”) 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 as defined in the Portable
Document Format Reference Manual, distributed by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
•
PostScript (TM) Language Level 3, as defined in the PostScript Language Reference Third Edition
(ISBN 0-201-37922-8), published by Addison- Wesley in mid-1999.
Ghostscript includes a set of 35 scalable outline fonts in PostScript Type 1 format, compatible in
appearance and metrics with the fonts commonly distributed under the following names:
•
Bookman (demi, demi italic, light, light italic)
•
Courier ((plain, oblique, bold, bold oblique)
•
Avant Garde (book, book oblique, demi, demi oblique)
•
Helvetica (plain, oblique, bold, bld oblique narrow, narrow oblique, narrow bold, narrow bold oblique)
•
Palatino (roman, italic, bold, bold italic)
•
New Century Schoolbook (roman, italic, bold, bold italic)
•
Times (roman, italic, bold, bold italic)
•
Symbol
•
Zapf Chancery (medium italic)
•
Zapf Dingbats
The Ghostscript version used in the P8000 is 8.71.
Resolution
This parameter defines the default print resolution. This selection is used when either the print resolution
is not defined by the data stream or if the print resolution defined by the data stream is not supported.
The following resolutions are available on OpenPrint P8000 Standard products:
•
120x144 DPI (factory default)
•
90x96 DPI
The following resolutions are available on OpenPrint P8000 HD products:
•
180x180 DPI (factory default)
•
180x90 DPI
•
90x180 DPI
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•
120x120 DPI
•
90x90 DPI
Paper Size
This parameter allows selection of available paper sizes. This parameter should be set according to the
dimensions of the physical paper installed in the printer. This parameter will be used to determine the
TOF and is expected to change when new media is installed. Available options include:
•
Custom. Sets a user-defined paper size.
•
Width. Defines the paper width. The range is 1” to 15” in 0.1 inch increments. The default is
13.6 inches.
•
Length. Defines the paper length. The default is 11 inches. Three length options are available:
Inches. Defines the length in inches. The range is 1” to 24” in 0.1 inch increments.
1/6 Inch Lines. Defines the length in 1/6 inch lines. The range is 6 to 144 lines.
1/8 Inch Lines. Defines the length in 1/8 inch lines. The range is 8 to 192 lines.
To set a custom length, use the appropriate menu that allows for selection of the exact paper length to
avoid loss of top-of-form (i.e., if using a 12” paper, select either the “Inches” menu set to 12” or the “1/6
Inch Lines” menu set to 72. However, if using a 11 2/3 inch paper length, the “1/6 Inch Lines” menu must
be used (set to 70) since that is exactly 11 2/3 inches. If the “Inches” menu is used, the closest values
would be 11.6 or 11.7 inches which are not exact.
The printer will indicate which of the three length menus was used by showing that submenu first when
entering the “Length” menu. The configuration printout will also show the length menu used.
•
See Table 5 for paper size options and actual sizes.
Table 14 Paper Size Options and Actual Size
Paper Size
Actual Size
US Fanfold
13.6 x 11 in
Letter
8.5 x 11 in
Legal
8.5 x 14 in
Executive
7.3 x 10.5 in
A3
11.7 x 16.5 in
A4
8.3 x 11 2/3 in
A5
5.8 x 8.3 in
A6
4.1 x 5.8 in
10x14 Inch
10 x 14 in
12x12 Inch
12 x 12 in
13.6x12 Inch
Tabloid 11x17in
JIS B5
13.6 x 12 in
11 x 17 in
7.2 x 10.1 in
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US Folio
8.5 x 13 in
No. 10 Envelope
4.1 x 9.5 in
DL Envelope
4.3 x 8.7 in
C5 Envelope
6.4 x 9 in
C6 Envelope
4.5 x 6.4 in
ISO B5
6.9 x 9.8 in
NOTE: When host jobs have page sizes that do not match the Paper Size parameter, the printer will
behave based on the Paper Size Fault, Clip Page, and Move to TOF parameters.
Paper Size Fault
If a page is sent to the printer with dimensions that do not match the printer, then the following will happen
based on the Paper Size Fault menu selected.
•
Ignore (factory default). The page will print and the paper size length will be ignored. However, the
width will be clipped according to the front panel width setting.
•
Fault. The printer enters a fault state and goes offline. The user will need to either clear the fault and
continue, or load new media and change the Paper Size menu selection. Once the printer is back
online, printing will resume.
Clip Page
This menu defines the action when a page is sent to the printer with a length that is longer than the
selected paper size length.
•
Enable (factory default). The page will be clipped at the paper size length. In cases where the sent
page is longer than the paper size length, the “Move to TOF” menu setting has no effect since the
page is clipped at the TOF position.
•
Disable. The page will not be clipped and printing continues on the next page. The action taken by
the printer when printing of the page completes is determined by the Move to TOF menu.
NOTE: Page clipping at paper size width is always enabled to protect against printing on the platen.
Move to TOF
When the page length given does not match the printer, the printer driver will have to determine how the
TOF is kept relative to each page printed. The following menu options are available through the front
panel and the driver:
•
Disable. Only when the FF key is pressed.
•
At End of Job. After the Current Job.
•
At End of Page (factory default). After each Page Printed.
Gray Adjust
This menu adjusts the darkness of the gray elements on the page by gradually reducing or increasing the
amount of dots that are placed in the halftone patterns. Pure white and black colors are not affected by
setting.
The menu ranges from -10 to +10. The default value is 0.
-1
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0
8
9
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PRINTER CONTROL Menu
*= Factory Default
1
Not available in LG or PCL-II
2
Available for Pedestal printers only.
3
Not available when Postscript/PDF is active.
4
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printer only.
5
Availability based on Firmware type.
PRINTER
CONTROL
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
ZTP
SETTINGS 4
ZTP Function
ZTP TearDistance
ZTP Data Time
ZTP Wait Time
ZTP Platen Open
Unidirectional
Disable*
Enable
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Ribbon End
Point
Darker +6
Darker +5
Darker +4
Darker +3
Darker +2
Darker +1
Normal*
Lighter -1
Lighter -2
Lighter -3
Lighter -4
Lighter -5
Lighter -6
Lighter -7
Lighter -8
Lighter -9
Lighter -10
Display
Language
English*
German
French
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese 1
Simp. Chinese 5
Trad. Chinese 5
Korean 5
Open Platen
@BOF
Disable*
Enable
Panel
Display
Ribbon Life*
Configuration
IP Address
Bar Code
Quality 3
Dark*
Draft
Accented
Char 1
Standard*
Tall
Tear Bar
Dist. 2
7.15 inches*
(4.5 – 15.5)
View
Function
Disable*
Enable
ZTP SETTINGS
Refer to the ZTP SETTINGS Menu section in Appendix C, page 305. This menu only appears for Zero
Tear Pedestal printers.
Ribbon End Point
This parameter adjusts the point at which the system will declare the ribbon as being expended. The life
count will always be from 100% to 0%, but if a darker setting is selected 0% will be reached more quickly.
If a lighter setting is selected, the system will extend the time it takes to reach 0%. The range of values
are as follows:
•
Normal (factory default)
•
Darker +1 through Darker +6
•
Lighter -1 through Lighter -10
NOTE: This value can be adjusted at any time and the display will automatically adjust to show the
correct percentage relative to the new end point.
Open Platen @ BOF (Bottom of Form)
Some special forms have perforation areas that are too thick to pass through the print station. This
parameter, when enabled, opens and closes the platen when the perforations move across the platen.
When enabling this parameter, you must set the forms length to match the physical distance between
perforations.
Bar Code Quality
Determines the bar code resolution for all emulations, except IPDS. (See IPDS Emulation on page 166 to
set the bar code quality for IPDS.)
•
Dark (factory default). Bar code resolution is set at 120 x 72.
•
Draft. Bar code resolution is set at 60 x 72.
Tear Bar Dist. (Distance)
Allows fine and course adjustment of the tear bar position. For printers using the top paper exit, the
default (7.15 inches) is used. You can specify 4.5 to 15.5 inches in .01 inch increments to accommodate
variations in cover and form design.
View Function
•
Disable (factory default for pedestal printers). The View key functionality is Eject only. When the View
key is pressed the paper is ejected based on the value of the currently set Tear Bar Distance. When
the key is pressed again the top of the next available form moves to the print station. This movement
can be either forward or backward depending on the currently set form length.
•
Enable (factory default for cabinet printers). Enables the View Function in addition to the Eject. When
the key is pressed for a short period of time (less than 1/2 second) the functionality is View. The
paper moves from the print station to the tractor area for viewing. When the key is pressed again the
paper moves back to the print station. When the key is pressed for a longer period of time (more than
1/2 second) the functionality is Eject. When the View key is pressed the paper is ejected based on the
value of the currently set Tear Bar Distance. When the key is pressed again the top of the next
available form is moved to the print station. This movement can be either forward or backward
depending on the currently set form length.
NOTE: Default setting is Enable for Indian language printers.
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Unidirectional
The Unidirectional feature affects both print quality and printing speed. By setting this feature, you can
configure the printer to print in both directions of the shuttle sweep (bidirectional), or to print in one
direction only (unidirectional).
•
Disable (factory default). The printer will print all data in both directions of the shuttle sweep
(bidirectional printing). This choice produces higher printing speed.
•
Enable. The printer will print all data in only one direction of the shuttle sweep (unidirectional
printing). Although enabling this feature reduces print speed, it enhances the vertical alignment of
dots and produces cleaner, sharper barcodes and text.
Display Language
This parameter chooses the language that will appear on the LCD: English, German, French, Italian,
Spanish, Portuguese, Simp. Chinese, Trad. Chinese, or Korean. The factory default is English.
NOTE: Simp. Chinese, Trad. Chinese, and/or Korean are not available on all firmware versions.
Panel Display
This menu allows the user to customize the type of information that will display on the panel LCD when
the printer is in online mode.
•
Ribbon Life (factory default). The LCD displays the ribbon life for the current cartridge installed.
•
Configuration. The LCD displays the configuration that was last loaded.
•
IP Address. The LCD displays the printer IP Address for networked printers.
Accented Char
Selects whether the accented characters are standard or tall. See Figure 20 for an example. Selecting tall
will slow print speed and may cause the printer to back up during printing.
Standard
Tall
Figure 20 Accented Characters
Slick Paper
Can improve print quality on same slippery media.
•
Disable (factory default).The printer slews normally.
•
Enable. Certain slews are slowed to prevent slippage.
NOTE: Enabling this menu may slow throughput.
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Heavy Forms (6H, 8H, and OpenPrint HD Shuttles only)
Can improve print quality and maintain top of form on certain thick or heavy media.
•
Disable (factory default). The printer slews normally
•
Heavy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Increasing the Heavy number increasingly slows certain movements to maintain
top of form with heavy media.
NOTE: The heavy settings may slow throughput.
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ADVANCED USER Menu
*= Factory Default
1
If installed
2
Not available in PCL-II
3
Not available in LG or PCL-II
4
Available for OpenPrint products only.
5
For 1000 LPM models only.
6
For H-Series printers only.
7
For cabinet models, the default is 15 minutes.
ADVANCED
USER
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
SURE
SCAN 4
PTX_SETUP
Option 2
Setup Parse
Enable*
Ignore
Disable
Setup SFCC
21h*
(1-FF hex)
Auto
Locking
Disable*
Enable
Alarm
On*
Cont. Beep
Off
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Main File
System
Overwrite Files
Enable*
Disable
View File List
Delete Files
Flash Avail.
Flash Reclaimable
Copy to SD 1
Optimize&Reboot
Print File List
Power Saver
Time 7
Hex Dump
Mode
Disable*
Enable
SD File
System 1
Overwrite Files
Enable*
Disable
View SD Files
Delete SD Files
SD Flash Avail.
Copy from SD
Print File List
Erase QCMC
Update QCMC
Pwr Save
Control
Instant
Enable*
5 seconds
Disable
10 seconds
15 seconds*
30 seconds
1 minute – 60 minutes
Power-up
State
Online*
Offline
Set
Sharing 3
Disable*
Enable
Cancel
Key
Disable
Enable*
Downloaded
Fonts 3
PMD Fault
Char Operations
Enable*
Delete frm Flash Disable
Load from Flash
Save to Flash
Delete from RAM
Ld Char at Pwrup
Disable*
Enable
Set Operations
Delete from Flash
Load from Flash
Save to Flash
Delete from RAM
Ld Set at PwrUp
Disable*
Enable
DBCS Download 6
Save to Flash
Delete DL Font
Shuttle
Timeout
5 Seconds*
1-60 Seconds
Slow Paper
Slew
Disable*
Enable
*= Factory Default
1
If installed
2
Not available in PCL-II
3
Not available in LG or PCL-II
4
Available for OpenPrint products only.
5
For 1000 LPM models only.
6
For H-Series printers only.
7
Available for the ASCII bundle firmware only.
ADVANCED
USER
(continued from
page 194)
Rcv. Status
Port
Automatic*
Serial
RBN Low
Warn @
Under 2%
Under 5%
Under 10%
Under 20%
Under 30%
Ret. Status
Port
Set Lock
Key
Automatic*
Disable
E-NET Data Port
Serial
E-NET Stat Port
USB
IEEE 1284
RBN Low
Action
Job Sel/
Typeface 6
Print Hist.
Log 6
OCR Font
Density
Job-Select On*
Typeface On
RBN End
Action
Warn & Continue* Ignore RBN End*
Stop At RBN End
Warn & Pause
Print
Energy 5
Standard*
PowerPrint
120 DPI*
180 DPI
240 DPI
Disp.
Intensity
2*
0-20
Program
Select 7
IPDS/PGL/VGL/LP+
TN 3270/5250
ANSI
PCL-II
SURE SCAN Submenu
NOTE: Available for OpenPrint products only. For OpenPrint P8000 Standard Postscript/PDF and
OpenPrint P8000 HD Postscript/PDF firmware, the SURE SCAN menu is under the ADVANCED
USER Menu (see page 194).
*= Factory Default
1
If installed
2
Not available in PCL-II
3
Not available in LG or PCL-II
4
Available for OpenPrint products only.
5
For 1000 LPM models only.
6
For H-Series printers only.
SURE SCAN 1, 2
(from page 64)
Optimize
Barcode
Alignment
Left
Center*
Right
Barcodes On
Page
Auto*
1, 2,…,20
Hor. Quiet
Zone
Ver. Erase
Zone
Quiet Zone
Fault
Update
PDF
Embedded Only*
Always
Bcodes
Optimized 3
xxxxxx 2
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Optimize Barcode
Defines whether the barcode optimization feature is active.
•
Yes (factory default). Activates the barcode optimization feature.
•
No. Deactivates the barcode optimization feature.
•
Test. Boxes will print around all barcodes that are detected and replaced. This provides a simple
method to confirm that the software correctly detects and replaces all the barcodes on any given
form.
Alignment
Defines how the optimized replacement barcode will be positioned with regard to the original barcode
position if no obstacles exist to this placement. It defines the first attempted position of the replacement
barcode. If the first attempted position causes a replacement barcode to interfere with any other form
elements (text, graphics, or dots), the replacement barcode automatically adjusts away from these
interfering elements until requested horizontal quiet zones are observed. Selections for this menu are as
follows:
•
Left. The first attempted position of the leftmost bar of the replacement barcode will be the same
position as the leftmost bar of the original barcode. For instance, if the replacement barcode is
smaller than the original barcode, it will be placed as follows:
If the replacement barcode is larger than the original barcode, the replacement barcode will begin at the
left edge of the original barcode and expand beyond the right edge.
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Any form elements (text, graphics, or dots) immediately to the right of the original barcode can force this
first attempted placement to be modified. The replacement barcode will shift left to avoid obstacles on the
right provided that there are also no obstacles on the left.
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Center (factory default). The first attempted position of the center bar of the replacement barcode will
be the same position as the center bar of the original barcode.
If the replacement barcode is smaller than the original barcode, it will be replaced as follows:
If the replacement barcode is longer than the original barcode, it will still be centered, but it will extend
beyond the end of the original barcode on both the left and the right.
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If form elements interfere with this placement on the right or the left, the barcode will automatically adjust
away from these obstacles. Form obstacles may force a center-aligned barcode to look left or right
aligned. For instance, in the below picture, a center-aligned barcode has text 0.2 inches away from the
right edge of the original barcode. With a horizontal quiet zone of 0.2 inches, the resulting replacement
barcode position is exactly the same regardless of whether center, right, or left alignment is chosen.
Regardless of the first attempted position, the barcode will need to shift to the left until the horizontal quiet
zone can be observed.
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Right. The first attempted position of the rightmost bar of the replacement barcode will be the same
position as the rightmost bar of the original barcode.
For instance, if the replacement barcode is shorter than the original barcode it will be placed as
follows:
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If the replacement barcode is larger than the original barcode, the replacement barcode will end at the
right edge of the original barcode and extend past the left edge. Any form elements (text, graphics, or
dots) immediately to the left of the original barcode, however, can force this first attempted placement to
be modified. The replacement barcode will shift right to avoid obstacles on the left provided that there are
also no obstacles on the right.
Hor. Quiet Zone
This menu defines the quiet zones (empty areas) width before and after the start/stop codes regardless of
picket fence or ladder orientation. When positioning the barcode, the quiet zone is taken into account
when detecting collisions with other elements (dots) on the form. If one of the horizontal quiet zones is
violated, the barcode will automatically shift to the left or right (for picket fence orientation) or up or down
(for ladder orientation) to remove the quiet zone violation.
The width of the area can be defined between 0 and 0.99 inches in 0.01 inch increments. The default is
0.20 inches. This feature ensures that the replacement barcodes will be properly scanned.
Barcodes are
automatically adjusted
away from text (or other
obstacles on the form)
until the Hor. Quiet Zone
distance is met.
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Ver. Erase Zone
This menu defines the area above and below the bars that will be erased, regardless of picket fence or
ladder orientation. It is used when the barcode has extraneous data beyond the bars that need to be
deleted as it is being replaced.
The height of the area can be defined between 0 and 0.99 inches in 0.01 inch increments. The default is
0 inches (no empty space). This feature can be used to remove special attributes remainders of the
original barcode such as a guard bar or line that borders the top and bottom of the bars. It can also be
used to erase the original PDF if the user wants to force all PDFs to be replaced (see Update PDF on
page 200). The PDF occupies more than 1/6 of an inch.
Quiet Zone Fault
This menu defines whether a fault must be reported on the front panel LCD if the BCDOPT feature cannot
print the replacement barcode without violating the quiet zone as defined in the “Hor. Quiet Zone” menu,
where the width of the replacement barcode plus quiet zones is too large to fit the available white space
on the page.
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Enable (factory default). If this fault occurs, reduce the quiet zone to see if the barcode fits.
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Disable. Quiet zone violations are not reported, but adjacent page elements could be drawn too close
to replacement barcodes and possibly overlap.
Update PDF
There are two distinct cases with barcode PDFs. In the first case, the PDF is partially embedded in the
barcode such that erasing the bars also erases the PDF. In the second case, the PDF is printed entirely
above or below the barcode and is not disturbed by the barcode replacement.
Whenever the PDF is embedded in the barcode such that erasing the bars also erases the PDF, the
embedded PDF will be automatically detected and replaced. An area surrounding the barcode will be
erased to remove the portions of the former PDF that extended beyond the bounds of the original
barcode. The erase area is shown in the figure below. Since embedded PDFs are automatically replaced,
the Update PDF menu option has no effect on this type of PDF.
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When the PDF is printed above or below the barcode, the behavior will depend on the Update PDF menu
setting.
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Embedded Only (factory default). Embedded PDFs will not be replaced. This allows the user to keep
the present PDF data and its font, etc.
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Always. PDFs will always reprint. For instance, since the original PDF will not be centered with
respect to the replaced barcode, the user may want to always replace the PDF. When set to Always,
an extra 1/6” is erased to remove the original PDF. If the original PDF is not fully erased, it is up to the
user to increase the Ver. Erase Zone setting such that the original PDF will be completely erased
prior to the replacement being printed.
Barcodes on Page
This setting defines the number of barcodes that must be detected on the form. If the value is set to
“Auto” (factory default), no particular number of barcodes are required to be detected. If the value is set to
a number between 1 to 20, then the number of barcodes set is required to be detected on each form. If
the printer detects fewer barcodes than the value set, the fault “x/y BARCODES / Not Found” is declared.
x represents the number of barcodes not found, and y represents the Barcodes on Page value. Printing
will not continue until the user clears this fault.
Bcodes Optimized
This is a display menu that continuously counts the number of barcodes that have been optimized since
power-up. This statistic only resets to zero when the printer is powered off. This menu can be used as a
diagnostic to check the number of barcodes optimized over a period of time or over a batch file.
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PTX_SETUP Option
Selects the Special Function Control Code for the PTX_SETUP command and functions.
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Setup Parse. Disables or enables the PTX_SETUP command.
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Setup SFCC. Allows you to choose the hex value of the ASCII character you wish to use as the
SFCC for the PTX_SETUP command. Valid hex values are 01-FF. The default value is hex 21, which
corresponds to the “!” character.
Hex Dump Mode
A hex code printout (or hex dump) translates all incoming data to hexadecimal equivalents. A hex dump
lists each ASCII data character received from the host computer, together with its corresponding two-digit
hexadecimal code. Hex dumps can be used to troubleshoot some types of printer data reception
problems. The options include:
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Disable (factory default)
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Enable
Figure 44 on page 250. shows a hex dump sample.
Power-Up State
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Online (factory default). The printer powers up in the online state.
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Offline. The printer powers up in the offline state.
NOTE: This option is not available in the PCL-II or LG emulation.
Downloaded Fonts
Allows you to download a substitution table to replace any character in the current character set with a
different character in the same font. The Downloaded Fonts menu applies to both LP+ Bitmaps and IGP
Block downloaded characters. For example, performing a Delete from Flash option deletes both Bitmap
and Block downloaded characters from flash memory.
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Char Operations. Allows you to delete a character from flash, load a character from flash, save a
character to flash, and delete a character from RAM.
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Ld Char at Pwrup. Allows you to disable or enable loading a character at power up.
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Set Operations. Allows you to delete a character set from flash, load a character set from flash, save
a character set to flash, and delete a character set from RAM.
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Ld Set at PwrUp. Allows you to disable or enable loading a character set at power up.
NOTE: This option is not available in the PCL-II or LG emulation.
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DBCS Download. Allows you to save and delete downloadable DBCS characters from flash.
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Save to Flash. Saves the downloaded characters from the DRAM to FLASH memory. These
characters can be automatically reloaded when the printer powers on. The saved file name is
“dbcsdwn”. The characters need to be in the DRAM prior to saving into FLASH memory by using any
download commands.
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Delete DL. Font. Deletes the “dbcsdwn” file. The downloaded characters will no longer reside in
FLASH memory on subsequent power- ups.
PMD (Paper Motion Detection) Fault
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Enable (factory default). In the event of a paper jam, an audible alarm beeps, “CLEAR PAPER JAM”
appears on the message display, and the printer stops printing.
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Disable. You should disable PMD only if special paper requires it.
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CAUTION
Once PMD is disabled, paper motion is not monitored. If a paper jam occurs, the
printer ignores the condition and continues to print, possibly causing damage to
the printer.
Auto Locking
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Disable (factory default). The ENTER key must be locked manually.
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Enable. The printer automatically locks the ENTER key five minutes after the last front panel key
press.
Main File System
The Main File System refers to the flash resident on the P8000 controller.
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Overwrite Files. Allows you to prevent flash files from being overwritten by disabling the overwrite
function.
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View File List. Displays the list of flash files in the main file system. Press the ENTER key to go into
the submenu. Then press the UP or DOWN keys to view the different file names and size.
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Delete Files. Displays the list of flash files in the main file system. Press the LEFT or RIGHT keys to
select the desired file to delete. Pressing the ENTER key deletes the file displayed on the control
panel.
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Flash Avail. The amount of flash available for the user to save or download files into the main file
system.
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Flash Reclaimable. The amount of flash marked deleted, but cannot be used until the
Optimize&Reboot operation is performed.
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Copy To SD. If the SD card is inserted, the section will allow the user to copy selected files from the
main file system to the SD card (root directory).
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Optimize&Reboot. Reclaims flash space from deleted flash files within the main file system. After
pressing ENTER, wait for the printer to reboot.
NOTE: When the Optimize&Reboot option is executed, the message, “Optimizing Flash Files” does not
display before printer rebooting takes place.
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Print File List. Prints a summary of the flash files stored in flash memory and several statistics on
Main File System usage.
IMPORTANT
Do not turn the printer off until it has completely rebooted and is either back online
or offline.
SD File System
The SD File System menu appears if an SD card is inserted in the printer before power-up. The SD File
System applies only the SD card’s root directory.
IMPORTANT
If you remove or insert the SD card after the printer is powered on, an error will
occur.
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Overwrite Files. Prevents SD files from being overwritten by disabling the overwrite function.
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View SD Files. Displays the list of files on the SD card (root directory). Press the ENTER key to go
into the submenu, then press the UP or DOWN keys to view the different SD file names and size.
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Delete SD Files. Displays the list of SD files on the SD card (root directory). Press the LEFT or
RIGHT keys to select the desired file to delete. Pressing the ENTER key deletes the file displayed on
the control panel.
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SD Flash Avail. The amount of SD memory available for the user to save or download files into the
SD card.
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Copy From SD. Copies selected files from the SD card (root directory) to the Main File System.
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Print File List. Prints a summary of the files stored on the SD card (root directory) and several
statistics on the SD File System usage.
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Update QCMC. This menu can be used to update the configuration within the QCMC image stored
on the SD card (see Appendix D, Quick Change Memory Card (QCMC).
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Erase QCMC. This menu can be used to erase the QCMC image stored on the SD card (see
Appendix D, Quick Change Memory Card (QCMC).
Set Sharing
This option allows character sets to be shared between the active LP+ protocol and the active IGP
emulation.
Changing characters sets in LP+ causes the active IGP to change to the same character set if the
selected set exists in IGP. If the active IGP has no access to the selected set, no changes are made.
Selecting a new character set in the active IGP causes the LP+ to change to the same character set if the
selected character set exists in the active LP+ protocol. Not all sets are shared between emulations in the
Standard group of character sets. As a result, selecting a set in the Standard group of LP+ or IGP
emulation may or may not cause the other emulation to have the same set.
NOTE: The Set Sharing front panel option has no effect on the LP+ build.
The option only applies to the builds with IGP.
This option is not available in the PCL-II or LG emulation.
Shuttle Timeout
The amount of time the shuttle continues moving after no data is received. If your host is slow, setting the
number to a higher value will prevent the printer from spending time shuttling up and down between data
bursts.
Slow Paper Slew
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Disable (factory default). The paper will slew and stack paper at maximum speed.
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Enable. Causes the paper to stack at a slower rate. This ensures that certain forms will stack neatly.
Alarm
•
On (factory default). An audible alarm sounds (3 beeps) when a fault occurs, such as a paper jam.
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Cont. Beep. A continuous audible alarm sounds when a fault occurs, which can be stopped by
pressing CLEAR.
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Off. No audible alarm will sound.
Power Saver Time
The time interval you specify for this parameter sets the amount of idle time before the printer goes into
Power Saver mode. When Instant is chosen, the printer goes into Power Saver mode as soon as it is able
to stop the shuttle properly. The time allotted to perform this function depends upon the shuttle timeout
value which can be set in the menu.
NOTE: Power Saver Mode will not be shown on the control panel even though the function still exists.
Sending a print job to the printer will turn off Power Saver mode.
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Pwr Save Control
Allows you to enable or disable the Power Save mode.
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Enable (factory default). Allows you to enable the Power Save mode.
•
Disable. Allows you to disable the Power Save mode.
Cancel Key
•
Disable
•
Enable (factory default). The CANCEL key may be used to clear all data in the print buffer without
printing any of the data.
Rcv. Status Port
This option defines the interface being used to receive the emulation status command.
•
Automatic (factory default). When selected, the status command is sent to the printer with the print
data through the active host interface.
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Serial. When selected, the status command is sent to the printer through the serial interface
regardless of the active host interface.
Ret. Status Port
This option selects the port for the Return Status Commands (i.e., ~STATUS for PGL) to send the status
data back to the Host.
The options are Automatic (factory default), Serial, USB, E-NET Stat Port, IEEE 1284, Disable, and ENET Data Port.
Set Lock Key
Normally, to lock or unlock the printer menu, the UP and DOWN keys are pressed at the same time. The
Set Lock Key parameter lets you choose different keys to lock or unlock the printer menu. You may
choose almost any group of keys as the new lock and unlock keys. You cannot use the ENTER key or
any key combinations which are already used for another function. There is no limit to how many keys
you can select.
To set the new lock key, follow these steps:
1. Work your way through the configuration menu until the display reads “Set Lock Key” (follow the
menu structure on page 194).
2. Press ENTER. The display reads, “Select a new lock key.”
3. Press the combination of keys you want to be the new lock key. Make sure you press all keys
selected at the same time.
4. If the selection is valid, the display will read, “Enter the new lock key again.” If the selection is invalid,
the display will read, “Invalid key selection.” Return to step 2 and start over.
5. Press the same combination of keys a second time. If the new lock key combination is entered again
correctly, the display will read, “Lock key has been changed.” If it was entered incorrectly, the display
will read “Verification failed.” Start over at step 2.
6. After entering the new lock combination successfully, press the ONLINE key to put the printer back
online.
NOTE: The new lock combination will remain even if the printer is powered off and back on.
Job Sel/Typeface
NOTE: For H-Series printers only.
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This option allows the user to change the printer’s active configuration or typeface in Offline mode.
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Job-Select On (factory default). Allows the user to change the printer’s active configuration.
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Typeface On. Allows the user to change the printer’s typeface.
Print Hist. Log
NOTE: For H-Series printers only.
Checks the status of user downloaded font files in the build.
OCR Font Density
Determines the horizontal print density for OCR-A and OCR-B fonts. A higher density will print higher
quality OCR fonts at the cost of a lower print speed. The vertical density is always 144 DPI.
•
120 DPI (Factory default)
•
180 DPI
•
240 DPI
NOTE: The maximum density for the IPDS emulation is 180 DPI.
RBN Low Warn @
This option allows the user to select the Ribbon Life value at which point the printer will declare a ribbon
low condition and display the "RIBBON UNDER XX% / Change RBN Soon" warning message. The
default is Under 2%. See RBN Low Action below for details of how the printer behaves once a ribbon low
condition is reached.
The values are Under 2% (factory default), Under 5%, Under 10%, Under 20%, and Under 30%.
RBN Low Action
This menu determines how the printer behaves once a ribbon low condition is reached.
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Warn & Continue (factory default). Once a ribbon low condition is reached the printer beeps and
displays the "RIBBON UNDER XX% / Change RBN Soon" warning message. Printing will continue
without interruption. The warning message can be cleared by pressing the ONLINE/Clear button,
however the message will persist again in two minutes. This action will continue until a ribbon out
(ribbon life reaches 0%) condition occurs.
•
Warn & Pause. This setting is similar to the Warn & Continue selection with one exception. When a
ribbon low condition is reached the printer will still display the "RIBBON UNDER XX%/Change RBN
Soon" warning message, however the printer will stop printing. This is meant to get the user’s
attention. To resume printing the user must press the ONLINE/ Clear key.
NOTE: Printing will only stop on the first occurrence of a ribbon low condition. Once the user clears the
warning message, subsequent warnings will display the warning message but printing will
continue.
RBN End Action
This menu allows the user to override the normal ribbon low warning and ribbon out conditions.
•
Stop At RBN End (factory default). When this factory default option is selected, the printer displays a
warning message when a ribbon low condition is reached and display a ribbon out fault when ribbon
life reaches 0%.
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Ignore RBN End. When this menu option is selected, it overrides the ribbon low and ribbon out
conditions, i.e. no warning or fault messages is displayed and printing continues even after ribbon life
reaches 0%. However, once the ribbon life reaches an excess wear condition as indicated by the fault
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message "EXCESS RBN WEAR / Install New RBN", printing will stop and the user must install a new
ribbon before printing can resume.
NOTE: The excess ribbon wear is set below the "Lighter -10" Ribbon End Point setting.
Print Energy (1000 lpm only)
This menu allows the user to optimize energy or impact of the hammers when printing single or multipart
forms.
•
Standard (factory default). When this factory default option is selected, the printing energy is
optimized for normal jobs.
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PowerPrint. When this option is enabled, printing is optimized for multi-part forms.
Disp. Intensity
This menu controls the intensity of the LCD display. The range is 0-20 and the default setting is 2.
Program select
This menu is available only with the ASCII bundle firmware and allows the selection of the active
program. Choosing an active program will require the printer to reload its firmware causing all saved
configurations to be lost. The process will take three to five minutes. Program Files are stored in the Flash
Files System and can be deleted if more space is need in the Flash File System. Once the file has been
deleted, the program will no longer appear in the Program Select menu. If all of the Program Files are
deleted this menu will no longer be shown. The programs in the ASCII bundle firmware:
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IPDS/PGL/VGL/LP+
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TN 3270/5250
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ANSI
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PCL-II
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DIAGNOSTICS Menu
*= Factory Default
1
If Ethernet adapter is present
2
Not available in PCL-II or LG
3
Not available in LG
4
If a Feature File exists.
5
Values for OpenPrint P8000 HD printers.
6
If the network is enabled.
DIAGNOSTICS
(from page 58, 59,
60, 61, 62, 63, 64,
65)
Printer Tests
Shift Recycle*
All E’s
E’s + TOF
All H’s
All Underlines
All Black
Shuttle Slow
Shuttle Fast
Shuttle Only
Phase Printer
Paperout Adj.
Burnin Test
Print Error Log 3
Clear Error Log 3
Adapter Test 1
Ethernet Test 6
Acoustics 2
Demo
Dice 5
Prnt Ribbon Log
Checker
Weld Patch Log
Novram Err Log
Software
Build
SW P/N + Ver
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Test
Width
Full Width*
80 col.
Feature
File 4
P/N of File
Phase
Value
50*
1-2000
Shuttle
Type
xxxx
Paper Out
Dots
40 dots*
(4-76)
76 dots* 5
(40-112) 5
Auto
Dump
Disable*
Enable
System
Memory
128 Megabytes
Printer
Mgmt
See page 211
Print
Statistics
On: x.x Hrs.
Print: x.x Hrs
Print Strokes:
xxxxxx
Print Lines:
xxxxxx
11 inch Pages:
xxx
Power on Pages
xxx
Printer Tests
These tests are used to check the print quality and operation of the printer.
NOTE: Your authorized service representative will typically run the tests. They are described in more
detail in the Maintenance Manual.
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Shift Recycle. A sliding alphanumeric pattern which identifies missing or malformed characters,
improper vertical alignment, or vertical compression.
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All E's. A pattern of all uppercase E's which identifies missing characters, misplaced dots, smeared
characters, improper phasing problems, or light/ dark character variations.
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E's + TOF. A pattern of all E's followed by a form feed to the next page top-of-form, which identifies
paper motion or feeding problems.
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All H's. A pattern of all uppercase H's used to detect missing characters, misplaced dots, smeared
characters, or improper phasing.
•
All Underlines. An underline pattern useful for identifying hammer bank misalignment.
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All Black. A condition where all dot positions are printed, creating a solid black band.
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Shuttle Slow. Verifies proper operation by exercising shuttle and ribbon motion at low speed.
•
Shuttle Fast. Verifies proper operation by exercising shuttle and ribbon motion at fast speed.
•
Shuttle Only. Exercises only the shuttle at fast speed.
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Phase Printer. Checks for wavy print. The initial phase value is set in the factory. Run the test and
check the quality. (The phase value prints on the left margin.) If the print looks too wavy, change the
Phase Value parameter while the test is running. While the phase printer test runs, press the DOWN
key. To change the value, press the PREV or NEXT key until the desired value displays and then
press ENTER.
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Paperout Adj.. Verifies the current Paper Out Dots setting, which determines where the last line of
text will print when there is a paper out condition. Setting this parameter correctly prevents printing on
the platen.
•
Burnin Test. Reserved for factory use.
•
Print Error Log. Prints the current log of errors. Most non-routine faults (ribbon stall, voltage faults)
are stored in the error log.
•
Clear Error Log. Clears entries in the error log.
•
Ethernet Test. Prints the Ethernet statistics stored on the Ethernet (if present).
•
Acoustics. A particular test pattern that is used to measure acoustics.
•
Demo. Demonstration of various print attributes.
•
Dice 5. Pattern used to measure print density.
•
Prnt Ribbon Log. Prints log of cartridge installed in the printer.
•
Checker. For factory use. This pattern helps identify marginal printhead elements, quality of edge
sharpness, and uneven print quality.
•
Weld Patch Log. Prints log times for ribbon starts, welds, and ribbon stops.
•
Novram Err Log. Prints detailed information about the most recent Novram related failure that has
occurred. It is useful when the front panel reports “BAD NVM” or “ILL NVM” error types. Contact the
Customer Solutions Center and provide this information if such an error occurs.
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Test Width
Set this parameter to run the self-tests at full width or 80 columns.
Phase Value
During the Phasing Test, this value changes until printing is phased. The range is between 1-2000.
Paper Out Dots
CAUTION
Only authorized service representatives should set this parameter.
This parameter is used to adjust the paper out distance from the perforation; you can specify where the
last line on the page will print when there is a paper out condition. Setting this parameter correctly
prevents printing on the platen.
System Memory
Displays the amount of RAM installed.
Print Statistics
You can view various printer statistics and refer to them for preventive maintenance purposes. Printer
statistics accumulate continuously; they do not reset when you turn off the printer. All of the printer
statistics are set to zero at the factory after burn-in testing.
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On. The cumulative time in hours the printer has been powered on. The range is 0 to 2,386,092
hours.
•
Print. The cumulative time in hours the printer has actually been printing. The range is 0 to 2,386,092
hours.
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Print Strokes. The cumulative number of back-and-forth shuttle strokes the printer has printed during
normal printer operation. The range is 0 to 2,147,483,647 shuttle strokes.
•
Print Lines. The cumulative number of lines the printer has printed. The range is 0 to 2,147,483,647
print lines.
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11 inch Pages. The cumulative number of pages the printer has printed. The range in print pages is
0 to 2,147,483,647 total inches of paper movement divided by 11.
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Poweron Pages. The number of pages the printer has printed since power-up.
Software Build
Displays the part number and version of the printer firmware.
Feature File
Displays the part number of the file if one has been downloaded to the printer.
Shuttle Type
Displays the type of shuttle installed, i.e. 2000s, 1500, 1000, 500, or high definition.
Auto Dump
•
Disable (factory default).
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Enable. When a printer get ‘E03x’ type of message on the operator panel, a dump file will be
automatically created and store in flash as file “autodbg1.dbg” or “autodbg2.dbg” in the printer file
system. This file can be uploaded to the host using the PrintNet Enterprise Suite application. Upon
receipt of this file, it should be sent to Printronix Customer Support for review and evaluation.
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Printer Mgmt
Refer to the Printer Mgmt Menu on page 211.
Printer Mgmt Menu
Printer Mgmt
(from page 208)
PNE Port
Ethernet*
USB
Disable
Serial
*= Factory Default
1
Only available if PNE Port is set to Ethernet
Mgmt
Protocol
UCP
PXML*
PNE Port
Number 1
3001*
1025 - 65535
PNE Port
Timeout 1
100 Seconds*
1-255 Seconds
Status Port
Numb
Mgmt Port
Number
3002*
1025 - 65535
3007*
1025 - 65535
PNE Port
This menu selects which port the printer expects PNE to connect to, via Ethernet or USB. The factory
default is Ethernet. If the network is not enabled, the default is Disable.
Mgmt Protocol
Since PXML and UCP management protocols share the same Ethernet Port, only one can be active at a
time. This menu selects the active Management Protocol Interface, either PXML or UCP. The factory
default is PXML.
PNE Port Number
This menu selects the port number the printer expects the PNE to connect through. The factory default is
3001 and the range is from 1025 to 65535.
PNE Port Timeout
If the PNE has not communicated to the printer within a timeout period, the PNE session closes. The
factory default is 100 seconds. The range is from 1 to 255 seconds.
Status Port Numb
This menu selects the port number the printer sends the emulation status. The factory default is 3001 and
the range is from 1025 to 65535.
Mgmt Port Number
This menu selects the port number the printer expects the PXML or UCP to connect through. The factory
default is 3007 and the range is from 1025 to 65535.
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Interfaces
Overview
This chapter describes the host interfaces provided with the printer. The printer interface is the point
where the data line from the host computer plugs into the printer. The interface processes all
communications signals and data to and from the host computer. Plus, with the Auto Switching feature,
you can configure the printer to accept several interfaces at the same time (see Auto Switching Submenu
on page 78).
IMPORTANT
To comply with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulatory requirements all
electrical signal interface cables connected to this printer must be of a minimal
quality level, be of the correct length, and be properly installed.
The RS-232 port and parallel port interface cables must meet the following
specifications:
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The cable design must be double shielded with a copper braid over an
aluminum mylar foil and not just a conductive foil spiral wrapped around a
drain wire.
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The shield must terminate coaxially (360 degrees) to a metal connector
housing and not be terminated by just a simple wire lead.
•
The cable length, including connectors, must be 3 meters or less.
•
The cable connector anchor screws must be securely seated into the printer
receptor hardware.
For reference purposes only, two specific Centronics parallel port cables that have
been tested and found to comply with these requirements are Belkin® part number
F2A046-10 and Primelogic® part number PLU 2823224. Other electrically equivalent
cables are acceptable.
This chapter describes the interfaces provided with the printer.
Standard Host Interfaces:
•
High Speed Serial Port (RS-232)
•
USB 2.0 Universal Serial Bus
Optional Host Interfaces:
•
Centronics Parallel
•
IEEE 1284 parallel bidirectional
•
Ethernet 10/100BaseT
In addition to descriptions for the multi-line interfaces, this chapter also provides instructions for
configuration of terminating resistors for the parallel interfaces.
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Optional Parallel
I/O Connection
184952a
Serial Port
(RS-232)
Debug Port
USB 2.0
Ethernet
10/100 BaseT
Figure 21 Cabinet Model Interface Connectors
Optional Parallel
I/O Connection
Serial Port
(RS-232)
5
4
3
8
2
7
1
6
184951a
9
USB 2.0
Ethernet
10/100 BaseT
Figure 22 Pedestal Model Interface Connectors
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Debug Port
RS-232 Serial Interface
NOTE: The RS-232 serial interface circuit characteristics are compatible with the Electronic Industry
Association Specifications EIA-232-E and EIA-422-B.
The RS-232 serial interface enables the printer to operate with bit serial devices that are compatible with
an RS-232 controller. The input serial data transfer rate (in baud) is selectable from the printer's control
panel. Baud rates of 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 baud
rates are available.
The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not exceed 50 feet (15 meters) for
RS-232.
Table 15 Standard 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 lpm Models
RS-232 Serial Interface Connector Pin Asignments
Input Signals
Output Signals
Miscellaneous
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Receive Data (RD)
3
Transmit Status &
Control Data (TD)
2
Chassis Ground
1
Clear To Send (CTS)
5
Request To Send (RTS)
4
Signal Ground
7
Data Set Ready (DSR)
6
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
20
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
8
Table 16 RS-232 Serial Interface Connector Pin Assignments
Input Signals
Output Signals
Miscellaneous
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Receive Data (RD)
2
Transmit Status &
Control Data (TD)
3
Chassis/Signal Ground
5
Clear To Send (CTS)
8
Request To Send (RTS)
7
Data Set Ready (DSR)
6
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
4
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
1
Receive Data (RD). Serial data stream to the printer.
Transmit Data (TD). Serial data stream from the printer for transmitting status and control information to
the host. Subject to protocol selection.
Request To Send (RTS). Control signal from the printer. Subject to configuration.
Clear To Send (CTS). Status signal to the printer indicating the host is ready to receive data/status
signals from the printer.
Data Set Ready (DSR). Status signal to the printer indicating the host is in a ready condition.
Data Carrier Detect (DCD). Status signal to the printer. The ON condition is required for the printer to
receive data.
Data Terminal Ready (DTR). Control signal from the printer. Subject to configuration.
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USB
Menus
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is part of Auto Switching and is active when the Host Interface menu
is set to Auto Switching. It can also be selected as the only Host Interface under the Host Interface menu
by selecting USB.
A top level USB Port menu with two submenus is also available:
•
Buffer Size in K. The input buffer size used by the USB port. The range is from 1 to 16. The default
is 16.
•
Timeout. The Hotport Timeout value used to determine when the port is inactive. The range is from 1
to 60 seconds. The default is 10 seconds.
Centronics Parallel Interface
Table 17 Centronics Interface Connector Pin Assignments
Input Signals
Output Signals
Miscellaneous
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
DATA LINE 1
Return
2
20
ACKNOWLEDGE
Return
10
28
CHASSIS GROUND
17
DATA LINE 2
Return
3
21
ONLINE
Return
13
28
GROUND
30
DATA LINE 3
Return
4
22
FAULT
Return
32
29
Spares
14
DATA LINE 4
Return
5
23
PAPER EMPTY
Return
12
28
No Connection
34,35,
36
DATA LINE 5
Return
6
24
BUSY
Return
11
29
+5 Volts
18
DATA LINE 6
Return
7
25
DATA LINE 7
Return
8
26
DATA LINE 8
Return
9
27
DATA STROBE
Return
1
19
PAPER INSTRUCTION
Return
15
29
PRIME
Return
31
30
The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not exceed 15 feet (5 meters).
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Centronics Parallel Interface Signals
Data Lines 1 through 8. Provides eight standard or inverted levels from the host that specify character
data, plot data, or a control code. Data Line 8 allows access to the extended ASCII character set. You
may enable or disable this line via the Data Bit 8 parameter on the Centronics submenu (see page 81).
Data Strobe. Carries a low true, 100 ns minimum pulse from the host that clocks data into the printer.
Acknowledge. A low true pulse from the printer indicating the character or function code has been
received and the printer is ready for the next data transfer.
Online. A high true level from the printer to indicate the printer is ready for data transfer and the ONLINE
key on the control panel has been activated. When the printer is in online mode, it may accept data from
the host.
Paper Empty (PE). A high true level from the printer to indicate the printer is in a paper empty or paper
jam fault.
Busy. A high true level from the printer to indicate the printer cannot receive data.
Prime. A high true level from the host to indicate the printer should perform a warm start (printer is reset
to the power-up configuration values).
Paper Instruction (PI). Carries a CVFU signal from the host with the same timing and polarity as the data
line.
Fault. A low true level from the printer indicates a printer fault.
IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface
The 1284 supports three operating modes, which are determined by negotiation between the printer and
the host.
Compatibility Mode
This mode provides compatibility with Centronics-like host I/O (see Table 18). Data is transferred from the
host to the printer in 8-bit bytes over the data lines.
Compatibility Mode can be combined with Nibble and Byte Modes to provide bidirectional communication.
Nibble Mode
Eight bits equals one byte. When a byte of data is sent to the printer, the eight bits are sent over eight
data lines.
Some devices cannot send data over their eight data lines. To bypass this, the 1284 permits data to be
sent as half a byte over four status lines. (Half a byte equals one nibble.) Two sequential four-bit nibbles
are sent over the lines.
Data is transferred from printer to host in four-bit nibbles over the status lines, and the host controls the
transmission.
Byte Mode
The printer and host send data to each other along eight data lines (one bit per line).
If bidirectional communication is supported by the printer and the host, the host will take control of the
data transfer.
Signals
Table 18 lists each of the signals associated with the corresponding pins on the 1284 interface.
Descriptions of the signals follow.
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Table 18 1284 Signals
Type of Mode
Pin
Source of Data
Compatible
1
Host
nStrobe
2
Host/Printer
Data 1 (LSB)
3
Host/Printer
Data 2
4
Host/Printer
Data 3
5
Host/Printer
Data 4
6
Host/Printer
Data 5
7
Host/Printer
Data 6
8
Host/Printer
Data 7
9
Host/Printer
Data 8 (MSB)
10
Printer
11
Byte
HostClk
Host/Clk
nAck
PtrClk
PtrClk
Printer
Busy
PtrBusy
PtrBusy
12
Printer
PError
AckDataReq
AckDataReq
13
Printer
Select
Xflag
Xflag
14
Host
nAutoFd
Host Busy
HostAck
15
Not Defined
16
Logic Grid
17
Chassis Grid
18
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Nibble
Printer
Peripheral Logic High
19
Signal Ground (nStrobe)
20
Signal Ground (Data 1)
21
Signal Ground (Data 2)
22
Signal Ground (Data 3)
23
Signal Ground (Data 4)
24
Signal Ground (Data 5)
25
Signal Ground (Data 6)
26
Signal Ground (Data 7)
27
Signal Ground (Data 8)
28
Signal Ground (PError, Select, nAck)
29
Signal Ground (Busy, nFault)
30
Signal Ground (nAutoFd, nSelectIn, nInit)
Table 18 1284 Signals
Type of Mode
Pin
Source of Data
Compatible
31
Host
nInit
32
Printer
NFault
33
Not Defined
34
Not Defined
35
Not Defined
36
Host
nSelectIn
Nibble
Byte
nDataAvail
aDataAvail
1284 Active
1284 Active
NOTE: The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer should not exceed 32 feet (10
meters).
Host Clock / nWrite. Driven by host. Data transferred from host to printer. When printer sends data, two
types are available. If Nibble mode, signal is set high. If Byte mode, signal is set low.
Data 1 through Data 8. These pins are host-driven in Compatibility mode and bidirectional in Byte mode.
They are not used in Nibble mode. Data 1 is the least significant bit; Data 8 is the most significant bit.
Printer Clock / Peripheral Clock / Interrup. Driven by the printer. A signal from the printer indicating the
character or function code has been received and the printer is ready for the next data transfer.
Printer Busy / Peripheral Acknowledge / nWait. Driven by the printer. Indicates the printer cannot
receive data. (Data bits 4 and 8 in Nibble mode.)
Acknowledge Data Request / nAcknowledge Reverse. Driven by the printer. Indicates the printer is in
a fault condition. (Data bits 3 and 7 in Nibble mode.)
Xflag. Driven by the printer. A high true level indicating the printer is ready for data transfer and the
printer is on line. (Data bits 2 and 6 in Nibble mode.)
Host Busy / Host Acknowledge / NDStrobe. Driven by the host. Activates auto-line feed mode.
Peripheral Logic High. Driven by the printer. When the line is high, the printer indicates all of its signals
are in a valid state. When the line is low, the printer indicates its power is off or its signals are in an invalid
state.
nReverse Request. Driven by the host. Resets the interface and forces a return to Compatibility mode
idle phase.
nData Available / nPeripheral Request. Driven by the printer. Indicates the printer has encountered an
error. (Data bits 1 and 5 in Nibble mode.)
1284 Active / nAStrobe. Driven by the host. A peripheral device is selected.
Host Logic High—Driven by the host. When set to high, the host indicates all of its signals are in a valid
state. When set to low, the host indicates its power is off or its signals are in an invalid state.
nInit —Resets init interface from the host.
Ethernet
Refer to the Integrated Network Interface User’s Manual for detailed information on the ethernet interface.
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Reprogramming the Security
Key
Reprogramming the Security Key
The security key on the PSA3 controller board can be reprogrammed with a Software Program Exchange
(SPX) module. The SPX is an intelligent module that plugs into the debug port on the back of the P8000.
The SPX is used only once; it automatically overwrites itself after successfully reprogramming a security
key. This allows the end user or a service technician to enable features such as new emulations without
having to remove covers and install a new security key on the controller board.
The SPX is used at power-up only and is not left in the printer during normal operation. Because it is a
single-use disposable item the user is not required to return it to the vendor or manufacturer.
How to Program the Security Key
1. Power off the printer.
2. On cabinet models, open the rear door. On pedestal models, refer to Figure 23 to locate the debug
port at the rear of the printer.
3. Insert the SPX into the debug port as shown.
A
A
Debug Port
SPX
Figure 23 Inserting The SPX into the Debug Port
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4. Power on the printer. The printer will begin its boot-up sequence.
5. When the printer detects a valid SPX, the control panel displays:
“NEW SPX DETECTED PRESS ENTER”
NOTE: If an error message displays, find the message in the Message List in Chapter 8 and follow the
troubleshooting instructions.
6. Press the ENTER key to activate the reprogramming sequence. The display will read:
“PROGRAMMING. PLEASE WAIT.”
7. When the security key is reprogrammed, the display will read:
“UPGRADED - REMOVE SPX Downld code if needed”
8. Remove the SPX from the debug port at the rear of the printer.
9. Press the ENTER key. The printer will reboot itself and you may resume normal printing.
10. You may need to download a new program file to use the new feature.
11. You may need to set additional menu parameters for any new features that have been added or
enabled.
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Downloading Firmware
There is 256 MB of FLASH memory on the controller board. The printer firmware which includes printer
control languages (the “emulations”), the engine control, and printer operating system software are
loaded into FLASH memory at the factory, but there are occasions when you may have to load this
software:
•
Firmware upgrade to a newer level
•
Changing to a different firmware (emulation) type
•
Replacing a controller or reloading firmware if FLASH becomes corrupt.
Different firmware types may be included on a CD-ROM for printer upgrades. The target firmware type
should be copied to a computer’s hard disk. From there, you can employ one of the various download
methods presented in this section. Downloading firmware can be accomplished through any host IO
installed on the printer, but may not be valid for all methods.
NOTE: The target firmware must be consistent with the options present in the controller Security Key.
Otherwise, the firmware download will be prevented.
With exception to the manual two-key and manual three-key power- up sequences, downloading
new firmware does not require the user to put the printer into any special mode. Rather, most
downloading methods are employed when the printer is ONLINE and ready to receive data. This
makes the download procedure easy.
FLASH is used to store the firmware, but it also contains a file system that holds System and User Flash
Files. User Flash Files consist of downloaded fonts, logos, forms, setup files, feature files, CST files, and
files that are specific to the user’s setup or application. These files are either preserved or deleted based
on the download method used as shown in Table 19 on page 224.
IMPORTANT
Regardless of download method, any saved configurations will be erased. Before
starting a download procedure, be sure that you have printed or saved
configurations on your host computer so they can be restored after the download
process is complete.
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Table 19 Firmware Download Methods
File Type(s)
User FLASH
Files
Web Page (Ethernet only). User needs the network
option installed, a browser, and know the IP address.
FILENAME.prg
Preserved
Windows Driver (any host IO). When the Windows
Driver is installed, downloading firmware can be done
easily through the About/Help tab.
FILENAME.prg
Preserved
Automatic download (any host IO). Using the
FILENAME.exe, firmware can be downloaded from a
Windows Command Prompt without having to manually
put the printer into download mode.
FILENAME.exe
Preserved
Manual two-key download (any host IO). This two-key
(ADVANCE+CANCEL) power-up sequence puts the
printer into download mode. Firmware can be loaded
through any host IO port.
FILENAME.prg
FILENAME.exe
Preserved
Manual three-key download (USB or Parallel). This
three-key power-up sequence should be used in situations
in which a new controller is installed, the program in
FLASH is corrupt, or a different firmware type will be
installed.
Firmware must be loaded via USB or parallel (if installed).
FILENAME.prg
FILENAME.exe
Deleted
Firmware Download Method
PrintNet Enterprise (Ethernet only). User must install
the PrintNet Enterprise application from the PrintNet CD.
This is the most versatile and powerful method to upgrade
printers but requires your computer can run Java™
programs.
For a detailed description, refer
to the PrintNet Ethernet User's
Manual.
Firmware File Types (.prg) and (.exe)
Using firmware with an .exe extension FILENAME.exe is convenient. However, firmware with the .exe
extension may not be available in all situations. Download methods described in Table 19 which require
the .prg extension, FILENAME.prg, is required (e.g., Windows Drivers and Web Page).
The FILENAME.prg file can be extracted from the FILENAME.exe file by executing the command in a
Windows Command Prompt session:
FILENAME<Enter>
This will extract the FILENAME.prg file in the same directory where FILENAME.exe was executed. For
example, executing 123456.exe in the directory C:\download will generate a file C:\download\123456.prg.
IMPORTANT
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Be sure to copy the FILENAME.exe file to your computer’s local drive before
executing commands in the Windows Command Prompt.
Web Page Download
NOTE: This download method requires firmware with the .prg extension
FILENAME.prg.
1. Make sure the printer is powered up, in ONLINE mode, and that the Ethernet cable is connected.
2. Get the IP address from the front panel (under Network Setup in the menus).
3. Enter the printer’s IP address in your browser (e.g., http://10.224.5.21).
4. When prompted for a user name and password, enter “root” for user name and click OK.
5. Click “System” in the Configuration box.
Figure 24 System Configuration Upgrade
6. Click the “Upgrade” button.
7. Browse to the directory or enter FILENAME.prg in the “File to upload” field and click “Upgrade”. A
Warning message opens.
Figure 25 Uploading Firmware File for Upgrade
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8. Click “Ok” to continue. After a few minutes, you are prompted to reboot.
9. Click “Yes”.
Figure 26 Confirm Reboot
10. Wait until the printer is finished upgrading firmware.
Figure 27 Waiting for Firmware Upgrade Completion
11. When the Web Page is redirected, the download process in complete.
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Windows Driver Download
NOTE: This download method requires firmware in the form FILENAME.prg.
1. Make sure the printer is powered up, in the ONLINE mode and that desired host IO cables are
connected.
2. Install the Windows Driver 2000/XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/ Windows 7/Windows 8 on the
Starter Kit CD before continuing. Alternatively, drivers can be found on the
http://www.printronix.com/products/drivers.aspx website.
3. Once the Windows Driver is installed on the PC, right-click the printer driver and select Properties.
4. Click the About/Help tab to access the software download option.
5. Click the Firmware Update button as in Figure 28.
Figure 28 Updating Firmware
6. Enter the full path and location to the printer software. For example, c:\download\FILENAME.prg
where c:\download is the directory where FILENAME.prg resides.
7. Click OK to send the software to the printer. To abort this operation, click Cancel.
8. When the new software has successfully loaded into flash memory and the printer has reset itself, the
process is complete.
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Automatic Download (.exe)
NOTE: This download method requires firmware in the form FILENAME.exe. The firmware can be
downloaded without requiring the user to manually put the printer into download mode.
1. Make sure the printer is powered up, in ONLINE mode, and that the applicable host IO cables are
connected.
2. Navigate to the directory where the target firmware resides. If the target firmware is on the CD, insert
the printer emulation software CD into your computer’s CD drive.
NOTE: The target firmware must be in the format FILENAME.exe where the FILENAME is a six digit
number with the .exe extension (e.g., 123456.exe).
IMPORTANT
For USB connections, the Windows Driver must be installed.
3. Install the Windows Driver 2000/XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/ Windows 7/Windows 8 on the
Starter Kit CD before continuing. Alternatively, drivers can be found on the http://www.printronix.com/
products/drivers.aspx website. During the installation, make sure to share the printer when prompted
and record the “Share name”.
Figure 29 Selecting to Share the Printer
IMPORTANT
For USB connections, the printer must have a “Share name” established.
4. The “Share name” will be needed when executing the FILENAME.exe command. This should be
accomplished during installation, but can be verified at any time. Select the driver, right-click the
mouse button and select “Printer Properties”. Click the “Sharing” tab, make sure the “Share this
printer” box is checkmarked, and enter the “Share name”.
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Figure 30 Setting Printer Properties Sharing Options
5. Start a Windows Command Prompt session.
6. Navigate to the directory with the target firmware (e.g., c:\download).
7. Execute FILENAME.exe as follows:
Connection Type
IMPORTANT
Enter Command
Parallel
FILENAME –a -pb <Enter>
Serial
mode COM1:9600,N,8,1 <Enter>
mode LPT1=COM1 <Enter>
FILENAME –a -pb <Enter>
USB
FILENAME –a –pbSharedName <Enter>
where SharedName of the printer is the
‘Share name’ entered during installation.
Ethernet
FILENAME -n xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx <Enter>
where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents the IP address.
DO NOT interrupt the downloading process once it has started. Interrupting a
download will leave the flash memory on the controller PCBA incompletely loaded,
and the printer may not boot up.
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8. When the new software has successfully loaded into flash memory and the printer has reset itself,
the process is complete.
Manual Two-Key Download Sequence
NOTE: This download method can be completed with firmware in the form of FILENAME.prg or
FILENAME.exe.
The following steps prepare the printer for download. When the printer is in the download mode, any host
IO can be used to download the firmware.
1. Set the printer power switch to O (Off).
2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the printer interface.
3. Press and hold down the ADVANCE and CANCEL keys on the printer’s control panel.
4. Set the printer power switch to I (On).
5. After five seconds, release the front panel keys.
The printer must power-up so this may take to 1-2 minutes. Wait until “PROGRAM DOWNLOAD”
displays on the top line of the LCD before proceeding.
6. Start a Windows Command Prompt session.
7. Navigate to the directory with the target firmware (e.g., c:\download).
8. Send the firmware to the printer as described for various host IO options:
•
Sending Firmware via Ethernet (LPR) on page 231.
•
Sending Firmware via USB on page 231.
•
Sending Firmware via Parallel on page 237.
•
Sending Firmware via Serial on page 237.
Manual Three-Key Download Sequence
NOTE: If the flash memory contains only boot code (e.g., if it is new), or if flash memory is corrupt, or you
want to delete all Flash User Files, you must download software using the manual three-key
download method. This can be completed with firmware in the form FILENAME.exe or
FILENAME.prg. When the printer is in the download mode, only USB or parallel can be used to
download the firmware.
1. Set the printer power switch to O (Off).
2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the printer interface.
3. USB Download:
Press and hold down the ADVANCE, CANCEL, and DOWN control panel keys.
Parallel Download:
Press and hold down the TOF, CONFIG, and UP control panel keys.
NOTE: If the parallel option is not installed, the printer reverts to a USB download.
4. Set the printer power switch to I (On).
5. After five seconds, release the control panel keys.
6. The printer must power-up so this may take up to 1-2 minutes. Wait until “DOWNLOAD MODE USB”
displays on the top line of the LCD before proceeding.
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7. Start a Windows Command Prompt session.
8. Navigate to the directory with the target firmware (e.g., c:\download).
9. Send the firmware to the printer as described for various host IO options:
•
Sending Firmware via USB on page 231.
•
Sending Firmware via Parallel on page 237.
Sending Firmware in Download Mode
This section describes how to send the firmware data to the printer using the desired host IO.
NOTE: The three-key download sequence only allows download through USB or Parallel.
Although the program file FILENAME.prg is used in the examples, any file with a Printronix header can
be substituted in this process to download flash files.
Sending Firmware via Ethernet (LPR)
NOTE: You will need the IP Address of the printer.
1. Enter the following to start the LPR program:
lpr -S xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -P d1prn FILENAME.prg
where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP Address of the printer.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT interrupt the downloading process once it has started.
Interrupting a download will leave the flash memory on the controller PCBA and
NIC incompletely loaded, and the printer may not boot up.
2. The process is complete when the new software has successfully loaded into flash memory and the
printer has reset itself.
Sending Firmware via USB
This section explains how to download firmware through USB by remapping LPT1 to the USB port. This
can be completed with firmware in the form FILENAME.exe or FILENAME.prg.
If the PC or laptop you are using is connected to a network or the Microsoft Loopback Adapter is installed,
then proceed as shown. If not, you must first complete the section Installing a Microsoft Loopback
Adapter on page 232.
1. Remap the LPT1 port to USB by entering the following commands at the command prompt:
NET USE LPT1\\Comp_Name\Shared_Name/Persistent:YES <Enter>
where
Comp_Name is the computer name found in System Properties\Computer Name tab
Shared_Name is the printer’s shared name found in the printer’s Properties\ Sharing tab.
2. To check status of connection type, enter the following commands at the command prompt:
Net View \\Comp_Name <Enter>
where Comp_Name is the computer name found in System Properties\ Computer Name tab.
Now the computer system is ready to send the firmware through USB.
3. Navigate to the directory with the target firmware (e.g., c:\download).
4. Copy the file to the printer by entering these commands at the command prompt:
copy /b FILENAME.prg lpt1: <Enter>
where FILENAME.prg is the target firmware or
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FILENAME –pb <Enter>
where FILENAME.exe is the target firmware.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT interrupt the downloading process once it has started.
Interrupting a download will leave the flash memory on the controller PCBA
incompletely loaded, and the printer may not boot up.
5. The process is complete when the new software has successfully loaded into flash memory and the
printer has reset itself.
6. To unmap LPT1 from USB, enter the following in the command prompt:
NET USE LPT1 /DELETE<Enter>
Installing a Microsoft Loopback Adapter
Use this section if USB is required for the download when the laptop or PC is not network connected. If
your laptop or PC is already network connected, go to Sending Firmware via USB on page 231.
1. For Windows XP:
a. Go to the “Start” menu
b. Select “Control Panel”
c.
Open the “Add Hardware Wizard”
For Windows 7:
a. Go to the “Start” menu
b. Select “Control Panel”
c.
Open the “Device Manager”
d. Start the “Add legacy hardware” process from the “Action” menu as shown in Figure 31.
Figure 31 Adding Legacy Hardware
2. Click “Next” in the initial “Welcome to the Add Hardware Wizard” screen. The second screen will ask
if you have already connected the hardware to your computer.
3. Select “Yes,...hardware” and then click “Next”.
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Figure 32 Hardware Connection Options
4. Select “Add a new hardware device” (typically at the bottom of the installed hardware list) and then
click “Next”.
Figure 33 Adding a New Hardware Device
5. When asked how you would like to have the hardware installed, select the “Advanced” option that
allows you to select the hardware from a list. Then click “Next”.
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Figure 34 Selecting the Advanced Installation Method
6. Select “Network adaptor”, then click “Next”.
Figure 35 Selecting Network Adapter Hardware
7. Select “Microsoft Loopback Adapter”, then click “Next”.
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Figure 36 Selecting Microsoft Loopback Adapter as the Network Adapter Type
8. Click “Next” to start installation.
Figure 37 Starting the Installation
9. After installation is complete, click “Finish” to close the wizard.
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Figure 38 Complete Hardware Installation
10. To verify installation, go back to the Control Panel and select “System” for WinXP. Under the
“Hardware” tab, select “Device Manager”. For Windows 7, select “Device Manager” directly from
Control Panel.
11. Select the “Network Adaptors” and expand the selection if necessary. You should see “Microsoft
Loopback Adaptor” listed. Leave all default settings.
Figure 39 Utilizing the Device Manager to Verify Installation
12. Upon verification, go to Sending Firmware via USB on page 231.
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Sending Firmware via Parallel
This download method can be completed with firmware in the form
FILENAME.exe or FILENAME.prg.
NOTE: The parallel option must be installed.
1. Copy the firmware to the printer by issuing these commands at the Command prompt:
copy /b FILENAME.prg lpt1: <Enter>
where FILENAME.prg is the target firmware
or
FILENAME –pb <Enter>
where FILENAME.exe is the target firmware
IMPORTANT
DO NOT interrupt the downloading process once it has started. Interrupting a
download will leave the flash memory on the controller PCBA and NIC
incompletely loaded, and the printer may not boot up.
2. The process is complete when the new software has successfully loaded into flash memory and the
printer has reset itself.
Sending Firmware via Serial
Downloading firmware using serial RS-232 is not recommended due to the size of the firmware and
significant wait time required to complete the process. Downloading through serial requires firmware in
the form FILENAME.prg only.
1. Copy the firmware to the printer by issuing these commands at the Command prompt:
mode COM1:9600,N,8,1,P <Enter>
copy /b FILENAME.prg com1 <Enter>
where FILENAME.prg is the target firmware.
NOTE: Some systems can only use the 9600 baud rate. The baud rate information entered in the above
commands must match the Baud Rate setting saved in the Power-Up Config.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT interrupt the downloading process once it has started. Interrupting a
download will leave the flash memory on the controller PCBA and NIC
incompletely loaded, and the printer may not boot up.
2. The process is complete when the new software has successfully loaded into flash memory and the
printer has reset itself.
Downloading Files to the Main File System
User Files can be downloaded into the Main File System (onboard PCB Flash) in a various ways as
discussed in this section. This section does not cover specific methods used by the emulations but rather
general ways of downloading files as shown in Table 20. Font download is discussed in a later section.
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Table 20 File Download Methods
File Download Method
File Preparation
Web Page (Ethernet only). User needs to know the IP address
and have a browser.
None required.
PTX_SETUP (any host IO). User can employ PTX_SETUP
commands around the file data to store the file into the Main File
System.
Binary (raw) data of the file
is embedded within
PTX_SETUP commands.
Manual two-key download (any host IO). This two-key (ADVANCE +
CANCEL) power-up sequence puts the printer into download
mode. Files can then be downloaded.
Run cnvt2fls.exe to add
the proper header to the
file
PrintNet Enterprise (Ethernet only). User must install the PrintNet
Enterprise application from the PrintNet CD. This is the most versatile
and powerful method to download files but requires your computer
can run Java™ programs.
For a detailed description,
refer to the PrintNet
Ethernet User's Manual.
NOTE: Depending on the file download method, the file itself may need to be modified so that when it is
downloaded to the printer, the printer stores the file with the correct Main File System name and
file type.
Filename Extensions Not Shown in Menus
Files with the one of the filename extensions below (upper or lower case) are considered system files and
are not shown in the View File List or Delete Files menu.
NOTE: DO NOT download any user files with the extensions shown in Table 21.
Table 21 Filename Extensions Not Shown In Menus
Extensions
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*.bin
*.inf
*.ras
*.cpg
*.lfi
*.rfv
*.eng
*.map
*.sec
*.fon
*.pat
*.gz
*.qsm
File Properties Not Shown in Menus
Files with one of the properties listed below (case sensitive) are considered system files and are not
shown in the View File List within the Delete Files menu.
NOTE: DO NOT download any user files with the one of the properties shown in Table 22.
Table 22 File Properties Not Shown In Menus
Properties
Prot
NetC
NGif
Rmap
Rfnt
Rmnu
Rprg
Eprg
VERS
ASIC
FPGA
UMCA
Rval
XHEX
RULE
CRft
Rver
Rsec
SORT
Web Page Download
1. Make sure the printer is powered up, in ONLINE mode, and the Ethernet cable is connected.
2. Obtain the IP address from the front panel (under Network Setup in the menus).
3. Enter the IP address of the printer in your browser (e.g., http://10.224.5.21).
4. Enter “root” for the user name when prompted, and click OK.
5. Click “Printer” in the Configuration box. The following webpage will display. Click “File Management”
to download the file.
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Figure 40 Downloading Files using the File Management Webpage
6. Click “Browse” to navigate the directory and find the download file, then click “Download File”.
Figure 41 Navigating to Download a File
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A notification displays indicating that the web page will refresh upon download completion.
Figure 42 File Download Notification
PTX_SETUP Download
Use PTX_SETUP to load files into the Main File System. Refer to the PTX_SETUP Chapter in the PGL
Programmer’s Reference Manual for details.
Example loading a font named ARIAL.TTF:
!PTX_SETUP
FILE_IO-CAPTURE;“ARIAL.TTF” PTX_END
Arial TrueType font binary data.
NOTE: DO NOT add LF/FF to the end of the binary data.
!PTX_SETUP
FILE_IO-CAPTURE;”” PTX_END
Manual Two-Key Download
1. Start a Windows Command Prompt session.
2. Navigate to the directory with the target file (e.g., c:\download).
3. Copy cnvt2fls.exe from your Starter Kit CD to the directory with the target file.
4. Convert the file to a downloadable format using the following command at the command prompt:
cnvt2fls file_name1 file_name2 file_name3 A FONT <Enter>
where
•
file_name1 is the name of the file to be converted into the downloadable format.
•
file_name2 is the name of the file of the output file that will be downloaded into the printer.
•
file_name3 is the name of the file within the Main File System.
NOTE: The FONT parameter should only be used with fonts; otherwise, omit this parameter
Example:
cnvt2fls arial.ttf arial.dwn ARIAL.TTF A FONT <Enter>
This example creates the file “arial.dwn” that will place “ARIAL.TTF” into the Main File System.
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5. Place the printer in download mode as described in Manual Two-Key Download Sequence on page
230.
6. Send the file as described in Sending Firmware in Download Mode on page 231. Substitute
file_name2 in place of the firmware FILENAME.prg.
The process is complete when the file successfully loads into flash memory and the printer resets.
7. Verify that the file is recognized and downloaded, go to the ADVANCED USER menu, in the Main File
System submenu. One of the files displayed should include file_name3.
Downloading Files to the SD Card
SD files can be utilized by the printer and certain emulations such as PGL. Since the SD file format is an
industry standard, downloading files and fonts to the SD card does not require special facilities within the
printer. This allows the user to copy files from their PC or laptop to the SD card as well as copy printer
files on the SD card to their PC or laptop.
NOTE: The printer will only locate files stored on the root directory of the SD card. The name of the file
within the SD card root directory is the name shown in the SD File System submenu.
Alternatively, users can copy files from the Main File System to the SD card by using the “Copy to SD”
selection within the Main File System menu. Users can also copy files from the SD card to the Main File
System by using the “Copy from SD” selection within the SD File System menu.
PGL forms, fonts, and logos can all be read from and stored onto SD cards as described in the PGL
Programmer’s Reference Manual.
IMPORTANT
The SD card must be installed at the time of power-up and cannot be removed until
the printer is powered off.
Using TrueType Fonts
TrueType fonts allow you to customize the look of your forms and labels. You can download TrueType
fonts purchased from various sources into your printer. The fonts are available for purchase on websites
such as www.fonts.com and www.myfonts.com.
The following sections discuss how to:
•
download TrueType fonts (page 242)
•
select and print downloaded TrueType fonts (page 244)
•
use TrueType fonts to print DBCS using UTF-8 (page 244)
IMPORTANT
Line Matrix printers use bitmap fonts for smaller characters (less than or equal to
2x2). Since TrueType fonts are scalable fonts, use these fonts for sizes greater
than 2x2.
Downloading TrueType Fonts
You can download TrueType fonts to your printer by using any of the following methods:
•
PTX_SETUP (page 241)
•
Web Page (page 239)
•
PGL Emulation (see below)
•
Adding a Font Header/Manual Two-Key Download (page 243).
•
Labeling Applications (page 244).
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Once a TrueType font is downloaded, it is stored in the Main File System or SD File System as a resident
font. Regardless of printer power cycles, the downloaded font will stay in the printer until the user deletes
it. The user can find a list of all printer resident fonts within the Main File System or SD File System
submenus under ADVANCED USER. User downloaded fonts can be deleted from these same
submenus. If within the Main File System, the user is recommended to perform an Optimize & Reboot
function.
PGL Emulation
A TrueType font can be loaded by creating a file that appends a PGL command to the font and then
sending that file to the printer. Use the PGL FONTLOAD command:
~FONTLOAD;FontName;FontSize;Location
where
FontName
TrueType font name, e.g. arial.ttf
FontSize
TrueType font size, e.g. file size for arial.ttf
Location
The download location. By default, “DISK” represents the Main File System (Flash), while
“EMC” designates the SD card. The PGL menu “Storage Select” can be changed to force
“DISK” to store fonts and other PGL elements to the SD card.
Example:
~FONTLOAD;arial.ttf;60548;DISK
(Insert binary data of arial.ttf here.)
END
After the file is created, it can be copied to the appropriate printer I/O port while the printer is online,
similar to other print files.
Example:
copy/b filename.ext lpt1 or LPT1
Adding a Header/Manual Two-Key Download
To download a TrueType font to the printer through the manual two-key download mode, first add a
header to the font, then place the printer in Download mode and download the font. A TrueType font can
be converted to a downloadable format by appending a header to the font file using the cnvt2fls.exe utility
and a batch file as described in this section.
Header for Main File System
1. Start a Command prompt window.
2. Copy (or unzip) cnvt2fls.exe and addtthdr.bat from your Starter Kit CD to your working directory
(e.g., c:\download).
3. Copy the target TrueType font (.ttf) file to your working directory.
4. Start a Windows Command Prompt session.
5. Convert the TrueType font file .ttf (e.g., arial.ttf) to a downloadable format .dwn with the following
command:
addtthdr filename <Enter>
where filename is the font name without an extension
(e.g., addtthdr arial).
This creates the file arial.dwn.
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6. Place the printer in download mode as described in Manual Two-Key Download Sequence on
page 230.
7. Send the file as described in Sending Firmware in Download Mode on page 231. Substitute the
file *.dwn (e.g., arial.dwn) in place of the firmware FILENAME.prg.
The process is complete when the file has successfully loaded into flash memory and the printer resets
itself.
8. Verify that the file is recognized and downloaded under the ADVANCED USER -> Main File
System submenu. One of the files shown should include the original true type font name (e.g.,
arial.ttf).
Header for SD Card
As discussed in Downloading Files to the SD Card on page 242, the process to copy TrueType fonts to
the SD card can be employed from a PC or laptop by copying the target font file (*.ttf) onto the SD card
root directory. The SD card can then be placed in the printer and used accordingly.
Labeling Applications
A TrueType font can be downloaded through several labeling applications, such as Codesoft, Loftware,
and Bartender. Contact the appropriate company for more details.
Select and Print Downloaded TrueType Fonts
After downloading the TrueType font using any of the following methods, you can access the downloaded
TrueType font by using the command as described in the PGL Programmer’s Reference Manual.
To Print ASCII Characters
You can print characters from your font using the currently selected character set. You can also select a
new character set using the ISET command.
Example:
~CREATE;FORM
FONT;NAME ARIAL.TTF
ALPHA
10;10;3;3;$01234$
STOP
END
~EXECUTE;FORM;1
To Print All Characters
You can print all of the characters in your font using UTF-8. You must have a UTF-8 datastream to print.
Example:
~CREATE;FORM
ISET;’UTF8’
FONT;NAME ARIAL.TTF
ALPHA
10;10;3;3;$UTF-8 data$
STOP
END
~EXECUTE;FORM;1
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Demo Facility
To exercise the function of a Printronix printer in an environment where there is no host computer system
available, you may need to execute a demo test file from the menu system. When executed, the demo
test file will run through the emulations as if the host computer sent the file. Once completed, it will run the
file again until terminated.
This section describes how to download, configure, execute, and terminate the demo. Demo files are
treated as other User Flash Files and therefore are preserved across downloads by default.
Downloading a Demo File
1. Start a Windows Command Prompt session.
2. Navigate to the directory with the target demo file (e.g., c:\download).
3. Copy (or unzip) demo2fls.exe from your Starter Kit CD to the directory with the target file.
4. Convert the file to a downloadable format with the following command at the command prompt:
demo2fls file_name <Enter>
where file_name is the name of the file to be converted into the downloadable format.
The output file for download replaces the file_name extension with “.fls”.
Example: demo2fls demo.txt <Enter>
This creates the file “demo.fls” that will place “demo.txt” into the Main File System when downloaded.
5. Place the printer in download mode as described in Manual Two-Key Download Sequence on page
230.
6. Send the file as described in Sending Firmware in Download Mode on page 231. Substitute the file
*.fls (e.g., demo.fls) in place of the firmware FILENAME.prg.
The process is complete when the file has successfully loaded into flash memory and the printer resets
itself.
7. Verify that the file is recognized and downloaded under the DIAGNOSTICS -> Printer Tests submenu.
One of the printer tests shown should include file_name.
Configuring the Printer to Run a Demo File
This facility does not attempt to identify which emulation a particular demo file is designed for. The user
must configure the printer for the appropriate emulation before invoking the demo. The demo will inherit
all menu configuration parameters when executed. The user is responsible to properly configure the
forms size, typeface, orientation, etc. This facility will not restore any configuration settings when the
demo file is finished printing.
Starting a Demo File
The demo file is initiated by selecting its Flash File name and pressing ENTER within the DIAGNOSTICS
-> Printer Tests submenu. This causes the printer to go online and print the demo file. Once the demo file
starts, it will repeat automatically until the demo file sequence is stopped.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT run a demo file if the printer is in the middle of another test or host job.
This will cause unexpected results. Similarly, do not send host jobs when running
demo tests.
Pausing a Demo File
Pause the demo by placing the printer OFFLINE (press the ONLINE button). To resume printing, go back
ONLINE.
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Stopping a Demo File
Stop the demo by executing a soft reset on the printer (press the LEFT and RIGHT keys simultaneously).
This will resume normal operation.
Deleting a Demo File
Delete demo files similar to any other file in the Main File System. Once deleted, the file will no longer
appear as a selection in the Printer Tests submenu.
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Troubleshooting
Cleaning Requirements
Clean the printer every six months or after every 1000 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. If the
printer is located in a dusty area or is used for heavy duty printing, clean it more often.
WARNING
Disconnect the power source before cleaning the printer.
Vor dem Säubern des Druckers ist die Netzverbindung zu unterbrechen.
Débranchez l’alimentation avant de nettoyer l’imprimante.
Desconecte la fuente de energía antes de limpiar la impresora.
Staccare la fonte di energia prima della pulitura della stampante.
Exterior Cleaning
Clean the outside of the cabinet with a soft, lint-free cloth and mild detergent soap. (Dishwashing liquid
works well.) Do not use abrasive powders or chemical solvents. Clean the windows with plain water or
mild window cleaner. Always apply the cleaning solution to the cloth; never pour cleaning solution directly
onto the printer.
Interior Cleaning
Over time, particles of paper and ink accumulate inside the printer. This is normal. Paper dust and ink
build-up must be periodically removed to avoid degraded print quality. Most paper dust accumulates
around the ends of the platen and ribbon path.
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Ribbon
Cartridge
Ribbon
Tab (2)
Ribbon
Tension Knob
Tractor (2)
Blue Tractor
Lock (2)
Splined Shaft
Paper
Support (2)
Hammerbank Cover
and Ribbon Mask
Tab Slot (2)
Vertical Position
Knob
Platen Lever
Ribbon Cartridge
Interface
Platen Stop
Air Shroud
Assembly
Figure 43 Interior Printer Components
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To clean the interior of the printer perform the following steps.
1. Power off the printer and unplug the printer power cord.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Fully raise the platen lever.
4. Unload the paper.
5. Remove the ribbon cartridge.
6. Lift the ribbon out of the ribbon path.
7. Brush the paper dust and ribbon lint off the tractors, shuttle cover assembly, and base casting with a
soft-bristled, non-metallic brush (such as a toothbrush). Vacuum up the residue.
CAUTION
Vacuum carefully around the hammer bank and surrounding area to avoid damage.
To avoid corrosion damage, use only alcohol when cleaning the printer mechanical
elements. Solutions used to clean mechanical elements must contain no water.
8. Wipe the splined shaft with a soft cloth.
9. Check the ribbon mask and hammer bank cover for bits of torn paper or ribbon lint.
10. Remove dust and ink from the platen using a soft cloth lightly moistened with anhydrous alcohol. (The
platen is the thick silver bar behind the hammer bank cover that rotates when the platen lever is
rotated.)
CAUTION
When cleaning the platen, be very careful not to get any alcohol in the hammer
bank, because alcohol will cause severe damage to the hammer bank. Only a
trained service technician should clean the shuttle assembly.
11. Brush and vacuum the accumulated dust or residue inside the lower cabinet.
12. Wipe the lower cabinet interior with a clean, lint-free cloth dampened (not wet) with water and mild
detergent or window cleaning solution. Dry the lower cabinet interior by wiping it down with a clean,
lint-free cloth.
13. Install the ribbon and load paper.
Diagnosing Problems
This section is designed to help you fix problems which may arise with normal printer operation.
Bar Code Verification
The most important consideration when printing a bar code is to ensure that the bar code will be scanned
properly. Incorporating a bar code quality procedure in the printing process is the best way to ensure that
bar codes are being printed correctly. A properly implemented verification procedure will increase overall
bar code quality, reduce waste from misprinted bar codes, and achieve high first-time read rates. A high
first-time read rate is an increasingly important factor in newer, more efficient systems where manually
entered data is not acceptable as a backup function. Verification also minimizes the costs of returned
products due to poor reading or unaccountable bar codes.
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Printing a Hex Dump
A hex code printout (or hex dump) is a translation of all host interface data to its hexadecimal equivalent,
listing all ASCII character data received from the host computer with their corresponding two-digit
hexadecimal codes. Hex dumps are used to troubleshoot printer data reception problems.
Printable characters print as the assigned symbol; nonprintable characters are indicated by a period (.).
Figure 44 shows an example of a hex dump.
Figure 44 Hex Dump Sample
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The CD contains a utility called hexcode.exe. This utility can be run from a DOS window to convert an
input file into a hexadecimal equivalent. The output from this utility can then be used to compare what is
received when printing a hex dump.
Usage: hexcode <input file> <output file>
Sample output: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Most Frequent Problems and Solutions
Problem
Poor print quality
•
•
•
•
•
•
dark print
light print
light print on half of the page
missing dots or characters
smeared print
wavy vertical lines
Corrective Action
•
•
•
•
Torn or damaged forms
•
•
•
•
Adjust the forms thickness lever setting. Print quality
can be affected if it is too loose or too tight.
Adjust the paper tension horizontally by moving
the right tractor. Print quality can be affected if it is
too loose or too tight.
Make sure the ribbon threads between the
hammerbank cover and ribbon mask, as shown on
the ribbon path diagram on the pedestal models. Turn
the ribbon cartridge knob clockwise to ensure that the
ribbon tracks correctly in the ribbon path.
Be sure to use an approved ribbon.
Reset the forms thickness lever for thicker paper.
Adjust the paper tension horizontally by moving
the right tractor. Too high a paper tension can
cause tearing of the tractor feed holes.
Check the paper slot for foreign material.
For thick, multipart forms, set the OPEN PLATEN @
BOF to enable. Refer to the Printer Control Menu in
the Administrator’s Manual.
Loss of forms position
•
Set the forms thickness lever for thicker paper.
Lost dots (incompletely
formed characters)
•
•
Lower the forms thickness lever.
Adjust the paper tension horizontally by moving
the right tractor. Print quality can be affected if it is
too loose or too tight.
Clear the paper path of any obstructions.
If problems persists, contact a service representative.
Horizontally or vertically
misaligned character positions
Erratic character height
•
•
Vertically misaligned print
Diagnostics for EXX, BAD NVM, or ILL NVM Errors
If the printer displays LCD error messages such as ‘E03E DSI CXIWX”, “BAD NVM”, or “ILL NVM”, reboot
the printer (turn power on and off) and continue. If the problem persists, then invoke a diagnostic option
that will capture the failure dump in a flash file that can be later uploaded from PrintNet Enterprise Suite
and sent to Printronix Customer Support Center for analysis (see Appendix F, page 323).
This diagnostic option must be enabled for the printer to capture the information. If you choose to perform
this diagnostic perform the following procedure:
1. Within the DIAGNOSTICS section, set the Auto Dump menu to Enable.
2. When the failure happens, reboot the printer and wait for it to power up again.
3. Within the ADVANCED USER section, go to the Main File System submenu and then to View File
List.
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4. Verify that files ‘autodmp1’ or ‘autodmp2’ are present in the file list.
5. If present, use PrintNet Enterprise Suite to upload these files to your host computer.
6. Contact Printronix Customer Support Center and send them the files along with the printer’s
configuration printout. Refer to the PrintNet Enterprise Suite User’s Manual on how to accomplish
these tasks.
Fault Messages (ASCII in Alphabetical Order)
If a fault condition occurs in the printer, the status indicator on the control panel flashes on and off, and
the message display indicates the specific fault. Fault messages are summarized in alphabetical order in
Table 23. These error messages are used in ASCII products.
Displayed faults fall into one of two categories:
•
Operator correctable
•
Field service required
For the operator-correctable faults, follow the suggested solution in Table 23. After correcting the
displayed fault, press the CANCEL key to clear the error message and status indicator and resume
printing. If the fault message reappears, contact your authorized service representative.
NOTE: The Maintenance Manual provides more detailed information and procedures for resolving fault
conditions. However, many of the procedures described there must be performed only by your
authorized service representative.
Fault Messages Requiring Field Service Attention
If a fault is not correctable by the operator, the fault message is followed by an asterisk (*). This usually
indicates that an authorized service representative is needed. You may try two steps to clear the fault
before calling your authorized service representative:
1. Set the printer power switch to O (Off), wait 15 seconds, then turn the printer on again. Run your print
job again. If the message does not appear, it was a false indication and no further attention is
required.
2. If the message reappears, press the CANCEL key. If the message disappears, it was a false
indication and no further attention is required. If the message reappears, call your authorized service
representative.
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Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
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Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
12 VOLT FAILED*
No
The power supply 12 volt
output has failed.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
B12 ERROR:
PROGRAM MISSING*
Yes
The printer does not see
a program in flash
memory.
There is no program in
printer memory. Download
printer firmware again.
B13 ERROR:
NOT
COMPATIBLE*
No
Attempting to download
a program that is not
compatible with the
printer.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
B20 STATUS :00%
DOWNLOAD MODE
No
Status message
informing the operator
that software is being
downloaded. Percentage
figure indicates
approximate amount
loaded into the printer.
No action is required.
B21 STATUS:
PRINTER RESET
No
Status message
informing the operator
that the printer is
undergoing a system
reset.
No action is required.
B22 ERROR:
DECOMPRESS SIZE*
No
FLASH memory has not
passed boot initialization
tests.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
B23 ERROR:
DECOMPRESS CKSUM*
No
FLASH memory has not
passed boot initialization
tests.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
B30 STATUS:
INITIALIZING..
.
N/A
Status message: the
printer is running its
initialization routines after
startup and successful
memory tests.
No action is required.
B50 STATUS:
PANEL CODE BAD
No
Saved version of Panel
Code is corrupt.
Reload released Firmware.
B51 STATUS:
XX% LOADING...
No
Status message: printer
boot-up routines are
loading printer system
software into flash
memory and SDRAM.
No action required.
Bxx ERROR: NO
DOWNLOADER FOUND
No
No Downloader was
found while downloading
a file.
Reload released Firmware.
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
BAD NVM CALL 1
Can User
Correct?
Yes
BAD NVM CALL 2
BAD NVM CALL 3
BAD NVM CALL 4
Explanation
Printer firmware code
error with the Novram
module that stores
configurations and
statistics.
BAD NVM CALL A
Solution
1.
Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears,
load the latest
emulation software.
2. Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears again,
record the exact display
message, follow the
instructions on page 252,
Diagnostics for EXX, BAD
NVM, or ILL NVM Errors,
and contact your
authorized service
representative.1
x/y BARCODES /
Not Found
Yes
Printer detects fewer
barcodes than the set
value for "Barcodes on
Page" menu option. x
represents the number
of barcodes not found,
and y represents the
"Barcodes on Page"
value.
Press the ONLINE key.
BUFFER OVERRUN
Yes
The print buffer has
overflowed on a serial
interface. The printed
output may contain
random * (asterisk)
characters. Make a
configuration printout.
Verify that the printer matches
the host serial interface
configuration settings for Data
Protocol, Baud Rate, Data
Bits, Stop Bits, Parity, Data
Terminal Ready, and Request
to Send. Set printer serial
interface parameters to match
those of the host.
CARTRIDGE
AT END POINT
Change Cart
Yes
Integrated Print
Management System
software has determined
that the cartridge ribbon
is out of ink.
Install a new cartridge.
CLEAR PAPER JAM
Yes
No paper motion.
Clear jam and reload paper.
If this message recurs,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
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Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
CLEARING PROGRAM
FROM FLASH
No
Status message:
emulation software
successfully loaded into
printer RAM and the
checksum matched. The
old program is now
being deleted from flash
memory.
No action is required.
CLOSE PLATEN
Yes
The platen lever is open.
Close the platen lever.
COIL HOT ERR 1
COIL HOT ERR 2
No
One or more hammer
coils are overheating.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
COIL TEMP FAIL
Yes
The coil temperature
was never set or the
attempt to set it did not
result in correct
numbers.
Allow printer to cool
completely, then set coil
temperature. If message
continues to display,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
CARTRIDGE CONNECTION
ERROR
See User Manual
No
The hardware cannot
communicate properly
with the cartridge.
1.
Make sure the ribbon
cartridge is seated
properly.
2. Remove and replace
3.
the ribbon cartridge if
necessary.
Contact your
authorized service
representative.1
CARTRIDGE
INCOMPATIBLE
Use correct cart
Yes
An incompatible ribbon
cartridge was installed in
the printer.
Install a cartridge designed
for this printer.
CARTRIDGE MISSING
Install new cart
Press ONLINE
Yes
The ribbon cartridge is
missing or installed
improperly.
1.
Make sure a ribbon
cartridge is installed in
the printer.
2. Make sure the ribbon
3.
4.
256
cartridge is seated
properly.
Remove and replace
the cartridge if
necessary.
Contact your
authorized customer
service representative.1
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
CARTRIDGE NOT SEATED
Re-install Cart
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Explanation
The ribbon cartridge is
not properly positioned.
Solution
1.
Make sure a ribbon
cartridge is installed in
the printer.
2. Make sure the ribbon
3.
4.
CARTRIDGE/REGIO
N X MISMATCH
Use Correct Cart
Yes
CARTRIDGE/ SHUTTLE
MISMATCH
Use Correct Cart
cartridge is seated
properly.
Remove and replace
the cartridge if
necessary.
Contact your
authorized customer
service representative.1
The incorrect cartridge
type is being used for
the printer. “X” indicates
the region of the printer.
Install Region X ribbon
cartridge in the printer.
Yes
This message displays
when an Extended Life
Cartridge is mounted on
a 500 lpm printer.
Install Standard Life Cartridge.
CARTRIDGE/TIPSIZE
MISMATCH
Use Correct Cart
Yes
The incorrect cartridge
type is being used for
the printer.
Install the correct ribbon
cartridge type in the printer.
CATASTROPHIC ERROR
No
Fatal error in printer.
Contact your authorized
customer service
representative.1
D50 STATUS
UPGRADING PANEL
No
Status message: The
printer is upgrading the
panel, where %XX
represents the
percentage completed.
No action is required.
D51 STATUS
PROGRAMMING DONE
No
Status message: The
printer is loading
firmware, where %XX
represents the
percentage completed.
No action is required.
DIAGNOSTIC PASSED
No
Status message: the
printer passed its
memory and hardware
initialization tests.
No action is required.
DO NOT POWER OFF
No
Status message: The
printer is performing an
operation that must be
completed before you
can cycle power.
No action is required, but do
not power off the printer until
the operation is complete.
NOTE: Specify the region of
the printer when
ordering ribbons.
257
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
DP FIFO Busy*
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Explanation
There is a timing
problem in the Engine
Controller firmware.
Solution
1.
Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears,
download the
emulation software
again.
2. Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears
again, contact your
authorized
service representative.1
258
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
E00 EXE @ ADDR0
E01A TYPE 0x40
E01B TYPE 0x60
E02 MACHINE CHK
E03A DSI HASH L
E03B DSI HASH S
E03C DSI BAT PL
E03D DSI BAT PS
E03E DSI CXIWX
E03F DSI CXOWX
E03G DSI ECXIWX
E03H DSI ECXOWX
E04A ISI NO TRA
E04B ISI DIRECT
E04C ISI PROTEC
E06 NOT ALIGNED
E07 ILLEGAL INS
E08 FLOATINGPNT
E12 SYSTEM CALL
E13 TRACE INT
E16 ITRANS MISS
E17 DLOAD MISS
E18 DSTORE MISS
E19 BREAKPOINT
E20 SYS MANAGE
E30 DEBUGGER
E31A EVENT O BP
E31B EVENT 1 BP
E31C EVENT 2 BP
E31D EVENT 3 BP
E31E EVENT 4 BP
E31F EVENT 5 BP
E31G EVENT 6 BP
E31H EVENT 7 BP
E32A CND 0 BP
E32B CND 1 BP
E32C CND 2 BP
E32D CND 3 BP
E32E CND 4 BP
E32F CND 5 BP
E32G CND 6 BP
E32H CND 7 BP
E33 WRITE BP
E34 TRACE CMPLT
E99 UNKNOWN INT
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Explanation
Solution
1.
An illegal or unsupported
instruction was attempted
in the application program.
Cycle Power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears, load
the latest emulation
software.
2. Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears again,
record the exact display
message, follow the
instructions on page
253, and contact your
authorized service
representative.1
See User Manual
E-Net Test Unavailable
Yes
The ethernet did not
initialize correctly.
Cycle power. Wait for “E-Net
Ready” to display, then retry
operation. If it still fails,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
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Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
260
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
ERROR OCCURRED
FLUSHING QUEUES*
Yes
An interim message that
displays while the printer
discards host data it
cannot use because a
fault condition exists.
While this message
displays, the asterisk (*)
rotates.
Wait. When the asterisk (*)
stops rotating, a different
fault message will appear:
troubleshoot the final
message.
ERROR NOR FLASHED
WAS
NOT CLEARED
No
Problem programming
Boot Code.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ERROR: DC PROGRAM
NOT VALID
Yes
The printer cannot find
the data controller
program or the validation
checksum is corrupt.
Download the program again.
If the message appears,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
ERROR: LOCKED
SN=nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
n
No
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
n is the serial number of
the printer’s security key.
The SPX serial number
does not match the
printer’s serial number
and cannot be used with
the printer.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ERROR: NVRAM FAILURE
No
The non-volatile SRAM
on the controller board
has failed.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ERROR: PROGRAM NOT
COMPATIBLE
Yes
The printer is not
compatible with the
downloaded program.
Use the correct emulation
software options(s) for this
printer model.
ERROR: PROGRAM NOT
VALID
Yes
The printer does not see
a program in flash
memory.
There is no program in
printer memory. Download
the emulation.
ERROR: SECURITY KEY
NOT DETECTED
No
The security key is not
present or failed.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ERROR: WRONG
CHECKSUM
No
The printer received the
complete program but
the checksum did not
match. The data may
have been corrupted
during downloading.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ERROR: WRONG OEM
No
The SPX inserted in the
debug port is not
intended for this model
printer or this OEM.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
ERROR: WRONG PRINTER
TYPE
No
The SPX inserted in the
debug port is not
intended for this model
printer or this OEM.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ETHERNET DETECTED
N/A
Status message
indicating that the
Network Interface Card
has established
connection.
No action is required.
ETHERNET INITIALIZING
No
Status message: the
internal Network Interface
Card is processing the
boot procedure. (May
occur with older versions
of microcode.)
No action is required.
EXCEPTION ERROR
No
An EXCEPTION
INTERRUPT has
occurred.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
EXCESS RIBBON WEAR
Install New RBN
Yes
Status message that
displays when ribbon
reaches end of life,
whether the Integrated
Print Management
System is enabled or not.
Install a new ribbon.
EXHAUST FAN FLT
(Cabinet model only)
Yes
Sensor cannot detect
current in fan circuit.
Power off the printer and
remove the paper path (see
Maintenance Manual). Check
that the fan cable connector
is connected. Check for
obstruction of vents and fan
airway, and remove any
obstructions. Check for items
beneath the printer blocking
cabinet vents. Power back on
the printer. If this message
appears again, contact your
authorized service
representative.1
FIRMWARE ERROR*
No
Application software tried
to perform an illegal
printer function or
damaged memory
detected on the
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
FLASH: CHECK RETURN
No
Printer encountered an
error while trying to
program Flash memory.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
261
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
262
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
FLASH: WAS NOT
CLEARED
No
Printer encountered an
error while trying to
program Flash memory.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
FLASH: WRITE ERROR # 2
No
Printer encountered an
error while trying to
program Flash memory.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
FM HEADER ERROR*
No
Frame Header Error.
Application software has
violated header
parameters.
Contact your system
administrator.
FRAMING ERROR
Yes
The printed output may
contain random !
(exclamation point)
characters.
Make a configuration printout.
Set printer serial interface
parameters to match host
configuration settings for
Data Protocol, Baud Rate,
Data Bits, Stop Bits, Parity,
Data Terminal Ready, and
Request to Send.
GENERATING XX%
NAND FLASH TABLE
No
NAND FLASH is being
read and system tables
are being initialized.
No action is required.
H00: PCI SLOT ?
See User Manual
No
The controller board is
not communicating with
a PCI card. This could
indicate a bad PCI card,
poor connection, or
problem in the PCI bus.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
H01: PCI J12
See User Manual
No
The controller board is
not communicating with
the PCI card in PCI slot
J12. This could indicate
a bad PCI card, poor
connection, or problem
in the PCI bus.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
<Online, etc...>
Half Speed Mode
No
Status message: The
controller samples the
operating temperature of
key components of the
print mechanism. When
higher than normal
temperatures are
sensed, the print speed
is automatically reduced
by 50% and the
message sent the LCD.
When the components
cool down, the print
speed returns to 100%
and the message clears.
No action is required. If
the message appears
often, contact your
authorized service
representative.1
HAMMER COIL BAD*
#, #, #, ...etc
No
Hammer coil # failed
current test at power up.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
HAMMER DRIVER
CIRCUIT BAD*
No
Driver Circuit Bad. The
hammer coil count test
failed.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
HAMMERBANK
NOT INSTALLED*
No
Hammer Bank Not
Installed. Self-test
routines do not detect
hammer coils at printer
start-up.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
HMR BANK FAN FLT
Yes
Sensor cannot detect
current in fan circuit.
Check that fan cable is
connected. Check for
obstruction of vents and fan
airway; remove any
obstructions. Check for items
beneath the printer blocking
cabinet vents. Power back
on the printer. If this
message recurs, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
ILL EXT BUS ACC*
No
Illegal External Bus
Access. Firmware error
on the controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
263
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
ILL NVM VALUE 5
Can User
Correct?
Yes
ILL NVM VALUE 6
Explanation
Illegal value was stored
into the Novram module.
ILL NVM VALUE 7
Solution
1.
Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears, load
the latest emulation
software.
2. Cycle power. Run the
print job again. If the
message appears again,
record the exact display
message, follow the
instructions on page 252,
Diagnostics for EXX, BAD
NVM, or ILL NVM Errors,
and contact your
authorized service
representative.1
264
ILLGL OPR ACCSS*
No
Illegal Operand
Accessed. Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
INITIALIZING...
Yes
This message indicates
the printer is beginning
its initialization process.
No action is required.
INTAKE FAN CHECK
Yes
Sensor cannot detect
current in fan circuit.
Cycle power. If the message
appears, press CLEAR. If
the message does not clear,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
INTERRUPT UNUSED
VECTOR 00
No
The controller board
receives an interrupt it
does not understand. The
problem can be created
by electrical noise, by a
software problem, or by a
hardware problem.
Cycle power. If this message
occurred once and never
again, you can ignore it. If
the message reappears or
appears consistently, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
LO DRV. SHORT *
No
Lower Driver Short.
Circuit(s) on the hammer
bank or in the hammer
bank power cable
shorted to ground.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
LOAD PAPER
Yes
Printer is out of paper.
Load paper and press
CLEAR.
LOADING PROGRAM
FROM PORT XX%
No
Status message: the
new emulation program
is loading into printer
RAM. XX% indicates
how much of the
program has loaded.
No action is required.
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
LOADING PROGRAM INTO
FLASH
No
The printer has deleted
No action is required.
the previous program from
flash memory and is
loading the new program
into flash memory.
NEW SPX DETECTED
PRESS ENTER
No
The printer detects an
SPX installed at the
debug port and the SPX
is valid for the printer.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
NON VOLATILE MEMORY
FAILED
No
Large emulations reduce
the amount of space
available for saving
configurations, which
means that sometimes
fewer than eight
configurations can be
saved.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
ONLINE
N/A
Printer state message:
printer is online and in
communication with host.
No action is required.
PANEL
BAD CHECKSUM
No
Panel Code has a bad
Checksum.
Reload released firmware.
PAP BAD TABLE*
No
Paper Bad Table. The
paper feed process on
the controller board has
a corrupted table.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PAP FD DRVR CIR*
See Manual
No
Paper Feed Driver
Circuit. The paper feed
driver circuit on the
controller board is
drawing too much
current.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PAP FIFO OVERFL*
No
Paper First In First Out
Overflow. Firmware error
on controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PAP FIFO UNDRFL*
No
Paper First In First Out
Underflow. Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PAP ILLGL ST*
No
Paper Illegal State.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PAP INVLD CMD*
No
Paper Invalid Command.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
265
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
266
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
PAP INVLD PARM*
No
Paper Invalid Parameter.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PAPER REQUESTED
Install A4
Yes
A paper size mismatch is
detected.
Check the paper size setting
and if necessary, load new
media and change the
paper size menu option.
PARITY ERROR
Yes
The printed output may
contain a random ?
(question mark)
characters.
Check your printer serial
interface parameter settings;
if necessary, adjust them so
that they match the settings
of the attached host.
PLAT INV CMD*
No
Platen Invalid Command.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PLAT INV PARM*
No
Platen Invalid Parameter.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PLAT INV STATE*
No
Platen Invalid State.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PLEASE WAIT...
RESET IN PROGRESS
N/A
Status message: the
printer finished loading
the program into flash
memory and is
automatically resetting
itself.
No action is required.
POWER SUPPLY HOT
Yes
Power supply sensors
report high temperatures.
Check printer environment. If
hot or dusty, relocate printer.
Contact your authorized
service representative if this
occurs frequently.1
PRINTER HOT
Yes
This message indicates
internal temperatures of
80° Celsius or higher
(176° Fahrenheit).
Check printer environment. If
hot or dusty, relocate printer.
Contact your authorized
service representative if this
occurs frequently.1
PRINTER UNDER REMOTE
CONTROL
No
Status message: The
printer is under the
control of PrintNet
Enterprise (PNE) remote
management software.
No action is required.
PROCESSOR HALTED
EC_FAULT_RTSYS2
No
Real-time System
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
PROTECTED INSTR*
No
Protected Instruction.
Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
PS/PDF ERROR:
CHECK ERROR
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job. One or
more of the following
errors were detected:
Type Check, Limit Check,
Range Check, or No
Current Point Defined.
Check the Postscript/PDF job
for syntax (Postscript) errors.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
PS/PDF ERROR:
DICTIONARY ERROR
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job. One or
more of the following
errors were detected:
Dictionary Full, Dictionary
Stack Overflow, or
Dictionary Stack
Underflow.
Check the Postscript/PDF job
for syntax (Postscript) errors.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
PS/PDF ERROR:
INVALID ACCESS
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job. One or
more of the following
errors were detected:
Invalid Access, Invalid
Font, or Invalid Exit.
Check the Postscript/PDF job
for syntax (Postscript) errors.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
PS/PDF ERROR:
I/O ERROR
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job. One or
more of the following
errors were detected: I/O
Error, Invalid File Access,
Undefined File, Interrupt,
or Time Out.
Check the Postscript/PDF job
for syntax (Postscript) errors.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
PS/PDF ERROR:
JOB ABORTED
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job, e.g. an
unsupported command or
a large job which requires
more DRAM to process.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
267
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
268
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
PS/PDF ERROR:
STACK ERROR
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job. One or
more of the following
errors were detected:
Stack Overflow, Stack
Underflow, Exec Stack
Overflow, or Invalid
Restore.
Check the Postscript/PDF job
for syntax (Postscript) errors.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
PS/PDF ERROR:
SYNTAX ERROR
Yes
Fault displayed when
Postscript/PDF failed to
process a job. One or
more of the following
errors were detected:
Syntax Error, Unmatched
Mark, Undefined,
Undefined Results, or
Unknown Error.
Check the Postscript/PDF job
for syntax (Postscript) errors.
Clear the fault. Postscript/PDF
will continue with the next job.
PWR SUPP VOLT *
No
Power Supply Voltage.
The power supply has
failed.
Replace power supply board.
REMOVE USED SPX
THEN PRESS ENTER
No
Status message: An SPX
is depleted because it has
successfully
reprogrammed the
security key on the
controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
RESTORING BOOT CODE
No
Normal download
initialization message.
No action is required.
RIB INVLD CMD*
See User Manual
Yes
Ribbon Invalid
Command. Firmware
error on the controller
board.
Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
appears, download the
emulation software again. If
the message appears again,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
RIBBON STALL
Yes
The controller board
does not detect ribbon
movement.
Check the ribbon path for
jams. Turn the Ribbon
Tension Knob clockwise a
few rotations. If necessary,
install a new ribbon.
RIBBON UNDER 2%
Change RBN Soon
Yes
Status message
indicating the Integrated
Print Management
System is enabled and
ribbon ink level is 2%.
Install a new ribbon.
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
SD CARD ERROR
Remove SD Card
Yes
The printer has been
powered up with a card
in the SD slot, but the
card is not functioning
properly. The card could
be a compact flash card
or a non-supported card.
Power down, reseat card, and
power up again. If error
persists, power down, remove
card, and try another card.
SD FILE EXISTS
Enable Overwrite
Yes
A write operation to the
SD has failed because
the file already exists on
the SD card and the
overwriting of existing
files is disabled.
Enable overwriting of files on
the SD using the overwrite
files menu.
SD FILESYS FULL
Delete Files
Yes
The SD file system is
completely full.
Delete files on the SD card
to make space.
SD FILESYS FULL
File Too Big
Yes
A write operation to the
SD has failed because
the file is too big to fit in
the remaining space on
the SD card.
Delete files on the SD card
to make space.
SD FILESYS WRITE
Check SD
Yes
A write operation to the
SD has failed for an
unknown reason.
Ensure that the S
D card is inserted correctly
and that the SD card is a
supported SDHC card.
SD INSERTED
Reboot Printer
Yes
The SD card has been
inserted after the printer
was already powered up.
Turn off the printer and insert
the SD card only when the
printer is not powered on.
SD NOT FOUND
Insert SD Card
Pwr Off Printer
Yes
A write operation to the
SD could not be
performed because the
SD card was not
detected.
Ensure that an SD card is
inserted correctly and that the
SD card is a supported SDHC
card.
SD READING
Do not Remove
Yes
The SD card is currently
reading files.
Wait until reading completes.
SD REMOVED
Reboot Printer
Yes
The SD card has been
removed after the printer
was already powered up.
Turn off the printer and
remove the SD card only
when the printer is off.
SD WRITE FAIL
WRITE PROTECTED
Check SD Card
Yes
A write operation to the
SD has failed because
the SD card is write
protected.
Ensure that the write protect
tab on the SD card is not
active. If the write protect
tab is not active, use
another SD card.
SD WRITING
Do not Remove
Yes
The SD card is currently
writing or erasing files.
Wait until the write or
erase operation completes.
269
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
270
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
SDSC CARD
NOT SUPPORTED
Remove SD Card
Yes
The printer has been
powered up with an
SDSC card, and SDSC
cards (< 4 GB) are not
supported.
Power down, remove SD
card, and insert an SDHC
card in the printer.
SECURITY VIOLATION*
No
Security code of PAL on
controller board does not
match code of firmware
on the controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SECURITY KEY NOT
DETECTED
No
The security key is not
present or has failed.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SF ERROR
No
Structured Field Error.
Application software has
violated structured data
field parameters.
Not a printer problem. Have
the system administrator
correct applications data or
configuration.
SHUT DRVR CIR*
See User Manual
No
The shuttle driver circuit
on the controller board is
drawing too much
current.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SHUTL INV CMD*
No
Shuttle Invalid
Command. Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SHUTL INV PARM*
No
Shuttle Invalid
Parameter. Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SHUTL OVR SPEED*
No
The shuttle is oscillating
too rapidly.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SHUTTLE JAM
Yes
No shuttle movement or
shuttle moving at the
wrong speed.
Check for obstruction to
shuttle, a twisted ribbon, or
platen lever closed too tightly.
If fault source is not apparent,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
SHUTTLE STALL
Yes
The shuttle is not moving.
Set the platen lever to match
the thickness of paper, but not
too tightly. Check and adjust
the platen gap. Inspect the
ribbon mask for deformation
that snags and interferes with
shuttle movement. If fault
source is not apparent,
contact your authorized
service representative.1
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
SHUTTLE TYPE
NOT SUPPORTED*
No
The shuttle type was not
detected at power-up or
the shuttle installed in the
printer is not supported by
the firmware.
SOFTWARE ERROR*
CYCLE POWER
No
Application software tried
Contact your authorized
to perform illegal printer
service representative.1
function, or damaged logic
circuits found on controller
board.
SPX FOUND, ERROR:
KEY NOT DETECTED
No
The controller board does
not have a security key.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
SPX NOT NEEDED
OPTIONS ENABLED
No
The user has attempted
to use the SPX to turn
on printer options that
are already enabled.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
TCB CORRUPTED*
No
Task Control Block
Corrupted. Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
TCP PORT BUSY
Yes
Error message reported
by the Printer Manager
when ethernet interface
option is installed. The
network address given in
the printer properties
was reached, but the
printer port is busy.
Refer to the Printronix P8000
Maintenance Manual.
UP DRV. SHORT*
No
Upper Driver Short.
Hammer driver circuits
on the boards shorted to
ground.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
UPGRADED - REMOVE SPX
Downld code if needed
No
Status message: An SPX
has successfully
upgraded the
security key on the
controller board.
Remove SPX and download
code if needed.
WELD NOT DETECT
See User Manual
No
The cartridge weld was
not detected.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
WELD SNSR ERROR
See User Manual
No
The cartridge sensor
could not be calibrated.
1.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
Make sure your cartridge
is properly seated.
2. Contact your authorized
service representative. 1
271
Table 23 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (ASCII)
Displayed Message
WELD SNSR MISSING
See User Manual
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Explanation
The incorrect cartridge
type is being used for
the printer.
Solution
1.
Make sure the correct
ribbon cartridge type
is installed.
2. Make sure the cartridge
is properly seated.
3. Contact your authorized
service representative. 1
XXXX
CHECKING PATTERN
No
Running power on
memory test.
No action is required.
XXXX
MEMORY FAILURE
No
Memory in bank xxx has
failed. Power on memory
test.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
XXXX
WRITING PATTERN
No
Running power on
memory test.
No action is required.
1 Before
contacting an authorized service representative, power off the printer, wait 15 seconds, then
power it back on and rerun your print job. If the message reappears, press CLEAR. If the fault
message still displays, then contact your authorized service representative.
272
Fault Messages (H-Series with Numerical Prefix)
If a fault condition occurs in the printer, the status indicator on the control panel flashes on and off, and
the message display indicates the specific fault. Fault messages are summarized in Table 24. Many of
the error messages for H-Series have a numerical prefix to help the user find the description within this
manual.
Displayed faults fall into one of two categories:
•
Operator correctable
•
Field service required
For the operator correctable faults, follow the suggested solution in Table 24. After correcting the
displayed fault, press the CLEAR key to clear the error message and status indicator, and resume
printing. If the fault message reappears, contact your authorized service representative.
NOTE: The Maintenance Manual provides more detailed information and procedures for resolving fault
conditions. However, many of the procedures described there must be performed only by your
authorized service representative.
Fault Messages Requiring Field Service Attention
If a fault is not correctable by the operator, the fault message is followed by an asterisk (*). This usually
indicates that an authorized service representative is needed. You may try two steps to clear the fault
before calling your authorized service representative:
1. Set the printer power switch to O (Off), wait 15 seconds, then turn the printer on again. Run your print
job again. If the message does not appear, it was a false indication and no further attention is
required.
2. If the message reappears, press the CLEAR key. If the message disappears, it was a false indication
and no further attention is required. If the message reappears, call your authorized service
representative.
273
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
274
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
000:SHUTTLE TYPE
NOT SUPPORTED*
No
The shuttle type was not
detected at power-up or the
shuttle installed in the printer
is not supported by the
firmware.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
104:POWER SUPPLY
HOT
Yes
Power supply sensors report
high temperatures.
Check printer environment. If hot
or dusty, relocate printer.
Contact your authorized service
representative if this occurs
frequently.1
105:PRINTER HOT
Yes
This message indicates
internal temperatures of 80°
Celsius or higher (176°
Fahrenheit).
Check printer environment. If hot
or dusty, relocate printer.
Contact your authorized service
representative if this occurs
frequently.1
401:BUFFER
OVERRUN
Yes
The print buffer has
overflowed on a serial
interface. The printed output
may contain random *
(asterisk) characters. Make
a configuration printout.
Verify that the printer matches
the host serial interface
configuration settings for Data
Protocol, Baud Rate, Data Bits,
Stop Bits, Parity, Data Terminal
Ready, and Request to Send.
Set printer serial interface
parameters to match those of
the host.
402:CLEAR PAPER
JAM
Yes
No paper motion.
Clear jam and reload paper. If
this message recurs, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
403:CLOSE PLATEN
Yes
The platen lever is open.
Close the platen lever.
409:FRAMING ERROR
Yes
The printed output may
contain random !
(exclamation point)
characters.
Make a configuration printout.
Set printer serial interface
parameters to match host
configuration settings for Data
Protocol, Baud Rate, Data Bits,
Stop Bits, Parity, Data Terminal
Ready, and Request to Send.
410:LOAD PAPER
Yes
Printer is out of paper.
Load paper and press CLEAR.
411:PARITY ERROR
Yes
The printed output may
contain a random ?
(question mark) characters.
Check your printer serial
interface parameter settings; if
necessary, adjust them so that
they match the settings of the
attached host.
414:RIBBON STALL
Yes
The controller board does
not detect ribbon movement.
Check the ribbon path for jams.
Turn the Ribbon Tension Knob
clockwise a few rotations. If
necessary, install a new ribbon.
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
415:SHUTTLE JAM
Yes
No shuttle movement or
shuttle moving at the wrong
speed.
Check for obstruction to shuttle,
a twisted ribbon, or platen lever
closed too tightly. If fault source
is not apparent, contact your
authorized service
representative.1
418:RBN INK LOW
Change RBN Soon
Yes
Status message indicating
the Integrated Print
Management System is
enabled and ribbon ink level
is 2%.
Install a new ribbon cartridge.
419:RBN INK OUT*
Install New RBN
Yes
Integrated Print
Management System
software has determined
that the ribbon is out of ink.
Install a new ribbon cartridge.
420:EXC RBN WEAR
Install New RBN
Yes
Status message that
displays when ribbon
reaches end of life, whether
the Integrated Print
Management System is
enabled or not.
Install a new ribbon cartridge.
423:USED CART
Load New Cart
Yes
The sensor detects a ribbon
that was previously declared
to be at the end of its service
life.
Install a new ribbon cartridge.
425:UNKNOWN RBN2
Install New RBN
Yes
The sensor detects a bar
code, but the region code
does not match the printer.
Install a new ribbon cartridge.
427:CRTG MISSING
Install new cart
Press ONLINE
Yes
The ribbon cartridge is
missing or installed
improperly.
1.
Explanation
Solution
Make sure a ribbon
cartridge is installed in the
printer.
2. Make sure the ribbon
cartridge is seated properly.
3. Remove and replace the
cartridge if necessary.
4. Contact your authorized
customer service
representative.1
428:CRTG COMM ER
See User Manual
No
The hardware cannot
communicate properly with
the cartridge.
1.
Make sure the ribbon
cartridge is seated properly.
2. Remove and replace the
3.
ribbon cartridge if
necessary.
Contact your authorized
service representative.1
275
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
432:CRT NOT SET
Yes
Explanation
The ribbon cartridge is not
correctly positioned.
Solution
1.
Make sure a ribbon
cartridge is installed in the
printer.
2. Make sure the ribbon
cartridge is seated properly.
3. Remove and replace the
cartridge if necessary.
4. Contact your authorized
customer service
representative.1
435:NO WELD
See User Manual
No
The cartridge weld was not
detected.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
437:REG MISSING
Use Correct RBN
Yes
The incorrect cartridge type
is being used for the printer.
Install region X ribbon cartridge
in the printer.
NOTE: Specify the region of
the printer when
ordering ribbons.
276
438:TIP MISMATCH
Use Correct RBN
Yes
The incorrect cartridge type
is being used for the printer.
Install the correct ribbon
cartridge type in the printer.
439:SHTL MISMATCH
Use Correct RBN
Yes
This message displays when
an Extended Life Ribbon is
mounted on a 500 lpm
printer.
Install Standard Life Ribbon.
445:SD INSERTED
Reboot Printer
Yes
The SD card has been
inserted after the printer was
already powered up.
Turn off the printer and insert the
SD card only when the printer is
not powered on.
446:SD REMOVED
Reboot Printer
Yes
The SD card has been
removed after the printer
was already powered up.
Turn off the printer and remove
the SD card only when the
printer is off.
447:SD FL EXIST
Enable Overwrite
Yes
A write operation to the SD
has failed because the file
already exists on the SD
card and the overwriting of
existing files is disabled.
Enable overwriting of files on the
SD using the overwrite files
menu.
448:SD WRT. FAIL
WRITE PROTECTED
Check SD Card
Yes
A write operation to the SD
has failed because the SD
card is write protected.
Ensure that the write protect tab
on the SD card is not active. If the
write protect tab is not active, use
another SD card.
449:SD FILE WRITE
Check SD
Yes
A write operation to the SD
has failed for an unknown
reason.
Ensure that the SD card is
inserted correctly and that the
SD card is a supported SDHC
card.
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
450:SD FILE FULL
File Too Big
Yes
A write operation to the SD
has failed because the file is
too big to fit in the remaining
space on the SD card.
Delete files on the SD card to
make space.
451:SD NOT FOUND
Insert SD Card
Pwr Off Printer
Yes
A write operation to the SD
could not be performed
because the SD card was
not detected.
Ensure that an SD card is
inserted correctly and that the
SD card is a supported SDHC
card.
452:SD FILE FULL
Delete Files
Yes
The SD file system is
completely full.
Delete files on the SD card to
make space.
453:SD READING
Do not Remove
Yes
The SD card is currently
reading files.
Wait until reading completes.
454:SD WRITING
Do not Remove
Yes
The SD card is currently
writing or erasing files.
Wait until the write or erase
operation completes.
607:CTL VOLT FAIL*
No
Controller Voltage Failure.
15 V failure on the controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
608:DRIVER CIRCUIT
BAD
No
Driver Circuit Bad. The
hammer coil count test
failed.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
609:EXHAUST
FAN CHECK
(Cabinet model only)
Yes
Sensor cannot detect current
in fan circuit.
Power off the printer and remove
the paper path (see Maintenance
Manual). Check that the fan cable
connector is connected. Check
for obstruction of vents and fan
airway, and remove any
obstructions. Check for items
beneath the printer blocking
cabinet vents. Power back on the
printer. If this message appears
again, contact your authorized
service representative.1
613: HAM. COIL BAD
#, #, #, ...etc
No
Hammer coil # failed current
test at power up.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
614:HAMMER BANK*
NOT INSTALLED
No
Hammer Bank Not Installed.
Self-test routines do not
detect hammer coils at
printer start-up.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
277
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
278
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
615:HAMMER FAN
CHECK
Yes
Sensor cannot detect current
in fan circuit.
Check that fan cable is
connected. Check for
obstruction of vents and fan
airway; remove any
obstructions. Check for items
beneath the printer blocking
cabinet vents. Power back on
the printer. If this message
recurs, contact your authorized
service representative.1
617:LOWER
DRIVER SHORT*
No
Lower Driver Short.
Circuit(s) on the hammer
bank or in the hammer bank
power cable shorted to
ground.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
619:PAPER FEED
DRIVER CIRCUIT*
See Manual
No
Paper Feed Driver Circuit.
The paper feed driver circuit
on the controller board is
drawing too much current.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
620:POWER VOLT
CHECK*
No
Power Supply Voltage. The
power supply has failed.
Replace power supply board.
622:SHUTTLE
DRIVER CRCUIT*
No
The shuttle driver circuit on
the controller board is
drawing too much current.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
624:UPPER DRIVER
SHORT*
No
Upper Driver Short. Hammer
driver circuits on the boards
shorted to ground.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
702:FIRMWAR
E ERROR*
No
Application software tried to
perform an illegal printer
function or damaged
memory detected on the
controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
703:ILLEGAL
EXTERNAL BUS ACC*
No
Illegal External Bus Access.
Firmware error on the
controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
704:ILLEGAL
INSTRUCTION ACC*
No
Illegal Instruction Accessed.
Firmware error on the
controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
705:ILLEGAL
OPERAND ACCESS*
No
Illegal Operand Accessed.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
706:PAP BAD TABLE*
No
Paper Bad Table. The paper
feed process on the
controller board has a
corrupted table.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
708:PAPER FIFO
OVERFLOW*
No
Paper First In First Out
Overflow. Firmware error on
controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
709:PAPER FIFO
UNDERFLOW*
No
Paper First In First Out
Underflow. Firmware error
on controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
710:PAP ILLGL ST*
No
Paper Illegal State. Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
712:PAP INVLD CMD*
No
Paper Invalid Command.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
713:PAP INVLD
PARM*
No
Paper Invalid Parameter.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
717:PLAT INV CMD*
No
Platen Invalid Command.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
718:PLAT INV PARM*
No
Platen Invalid Parameter.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
719:PLAT INV STATE*
No
Platen Invalid State.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
720:PROTECTED
INSTRUCTION*
No
Protected Instruction.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
721:RIB INVLD CMD*
See User Manual
Yes
Ribbon Invalid Command.
Firmware error on the
controller board.
Cycle power. Run the print job
again. If the message appears,
download the emulation
software again. If the message
appears again, contact your
authorized service
representative.1
723:SHUTL INV CMD*
No
Shuttle Invalid Command.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
724 SHUTL INV
PARM*
No
Shuttle Invalid Parameter.
Firmware error on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
Explanation
Solution
279
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
725:SHUTL OVER
SPEED*
No
The shuttle is oscillating too
rapidly.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
727:SOFTWARE
ERROR*
No
Application software tried to
perform illegal printer
function, or damaged logic
circuits found on controller
board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
730:TCB
CORRUPTED*
No
Task Control Block
Corrupted. Firmware error
on controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
733 DP FIFO Busy*
Yes
There is a timing problem in
the Engine Controller
firmware.
1.
Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
reappears, download the
emulation software again.
2. Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
reappears, contact your
authorized service
representative. 1
280
B12 ERROR:
PROGRAM MISSING*
Yes
The printer does not see a
program in flash memory.
There is no program in printer
memory. Download printer
firmware again.
B13 ERROR: NOT
COMPATIBLE*
No
Attempting to download a
program that is not
compatible with the printer.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
B20 STATUS :00%
DOWNLOAD MODE
No
Status message informing
the operator that software is
being downloaded.
Percentage figure indicates
approximate amount loaded
into the printer.
No action is required.
B21 STATUS:
PRINTER RESET
No
Status message informing
the operator that the printer
is undergoing a system
reset.
No action is required.
B22 ERROR:
DECOMPRESS SIZE*
No
FLASH memory has not
passed boot initialization
tests.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
B23 ERROR:
DECOMPRESS
CKSUM*
No
FLASH memory has not
passed boot initialization
tests.
Cycle power to see if the
message clears, if not, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
B30 STATUS:
INITIALIZING...
N/A
Status message: the printer
is running its initialization
routines after startup and
successful memory tests.
No action is required.
B50 STATUS:
PANEL CODE BAD
No
Saved version of Panel
Code is corrupt.
Reload released Firmware.
B51 STATUS:
XX% LOADING...
No
Status message: printer
boot-up routines are loading
printer system software into
flash memory and SDRAM.
No action required.
BAD NVM CALL 1
Yes
Printer firmware code error
with the Novram module that
stores configurations and
statistics.
1.
BAD NVM CALL 2
BAD NVM CALL 3
BAD NVM CALL 4
Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
appears, load the latest
emulation software.
2. Cycle power. Run the print
BAD NVM CALL A
job again. If the message
appears again, record the
exact display message and
follow the instructions on
page 252, Diagnostics for
EXX, BAD NVM, or ILL NVM
Errors, and contact your
authorized service
representative.1
Bxx ERROR: NO
DOWNLOADER
FOUND
No
No Downloader was found
while downloading a file.
Reload released Firmware.
CATASTROPHIC
ERROR
No
Fatal error in printer.
Contact your authorized
customer service
representative.1
CLEARING
PROGRAM FROM
FLASH
No
Status message: emulation
software successfully loaded
into printer RAM and the
checksum matched. The old
program is now being
deleted from flash memory.
No action is required.
D50 Status
UPGRADING PANEL
No
Status message: The printer
is upgrading the panel,
where %XX represents the
percentage completed.
No action is required.
D51 Status %XX
Programming...
No
Status message: The printer
is loading firmware, where
%XX represents the
percentage completed.
No action is required.
281
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
282
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
DIAGNOSTIC
PASSED
No
Status message: the printer
passed its memory and
hardware initialization tests.
No action is required.
DO NOT POWER OFF
No
Status message: The printer
is performing an operation
that must be completed
before you can cycle power.
No action is required, but do not
power off the printer until the
operation is complete.
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
E00 EXE @ ADDR0
E01A TYPE 0x40
E01B TYPE 0x60
E02 MACHINE CHK
E03A DSI HASH L
E03B DSI HASH S
E03C DSI BAT PL
E03D DSI BAT PS
E03E DSI CXIWX
E03F DSI CXOWX
E03G DSI ECXIWX
E03H DSI ECXOWX
E04A ISI NO TRA
E04B ISI DIRECT
E04C ISI PROTEC
E06 NOT ALIGNED
E07 ILLEGAL INS
E08 FLOATINGPNT
E12 SYSTEM CALL
E13 TRACE INT
E16 ITRANS MISS
E17 DLOAD MISS
E18 DSTORE MISS
E19 BREAKPOINT
E20 SYS MANAGE
E30 DEBUGGER
E31A EVENT 0 BP
E31B EVENT 1 BP
E31C EVENT 2 BP
E31D EVENT 3 BP
E31E EVENT 4 BP
E31F EVENT 5 BP
E31G EVENT 6 BP
E31H EVENT 7 BP
E32A CND 0 BP
E32B CND 1 BP
E32C CND 2 BP
E32D CND 3 BP
E32E CND 4 BP
E32F CND 5 BP
E32G CND 6 BP
E32H CND 7 BP
E33 WRITE BP
E34 TRACE CMPLT
E99 UNKNOWN INT
Can User
Correct?
Yes
Explanation
An illegal or unsupported
instruction was attempted in
the application program.
Solution
1.
Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
appears, load the latest
emulation software.
2. Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
appears again, record the
exact display message,
follow the instructions on
page 252, Diagnostics for
EXX, BAD NVM, or ILL
NVM Errors, and contact
your authorized service
representative.1
3. Power off the printer. Provide
this fault message and the
messages you recorded from
the exception menu to your
next higher support facility.
See User Manual
E-Net Test Unavailable
Yes
The ethernet PCBA did not
initialize correctly.
Cycle power. Wait for “E-Net
Ready” to display, then retry
operation. If it still fails, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
283
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
284
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
ERROR NOR
FLASHED WAS
NOT CLEARED
No
Problem programming Boot
Code.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ERROR: DC
PROGRAM NOT
VALID
Yes
The printer cannot find the
data controller program or
the validation checksum is
corrupt.
Download the program again. If
the message appears, contact
your authorized service
representative. 1
ERROR: LOCKED
SN=nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
nnnnnn
No
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn is
the serial number of the
printer’s security key. The
SPX serial number does not
match the printer’s serial
number and cannot be used
with the printer.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ERROR: NVRAM
FAILURE
No
The non-volatile SRAM on
the controller board has
failed.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ERROR: PROGRAM
NOT COMPATIBLE
Yes
The printer is not compatible
with the downloaded
program.
Use the correct emulation
software options(s) for this
printer model.
ERROR: PROGRAM
NOT VALID
Yes
The printer does not see a
program in flash memory.
There is no program in printer
memory. Download the
emulation.
ERROR: SECURITY
KEY NOT DETECTED
No
The security key is not
present or failed.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ERROR: WRONG
CHECKSUM
No
The printer received the
complete program but the
checksum did not match.
The data may have been
corrupted during
downloading.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ERROR: WRONG
OEM
No
The SPX inserted in the
debug port is not intended
for this model printer or this
OEM.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ERROR: WRONG
PRINTER TYPE
No
The SPX inserted in the
debug port is not intended
for this model printer or this
OEM.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ETHERNET
DETECTED
N/A
Status message indicating
that the Network Interface
Card has established
connection.
No action is required.
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
ETHERNET
INITIALIZING
No
Status message: the internal
Network Interface Card is
processing the boot
procedure. (May occur with
older versions of microcode.)
No action is required.
EXCEPTION ERROR
No
An EXCEPTION
INTERRUPT has occurred.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
FLASH: CHECK
RETURN
No
Printer encountered an error
while trying to program Flash
memory.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
FLASH: WAS
NOT CLEARED
No
Printer encountered an error
while trying to program Flash
memory.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
FLASH: WRITE
ERROR # 2
No
Printer encountered an error
while trying to program Flash
memory.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
GENERATING XX%
NAND FLASH TABLE
No
NAND FLASH is being read
and system tables are being
initialized.
No action is required.
H00: PCI SLOT ?
See User Manual
No
The controller board is not
communicating with a PCI
card. This could indicate a
bad PCI card, poor
connection, or problem in
the PCI bus.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
H01: PCI J12
See User Manual
No
The controller board is not
communicating with the PCI
card in PCI slot J12. This
could indicate a bad PCI
card, poor connection, or
problem in the PCI bus.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
<Online, etc...>
Half Speed Mode
No
Status message: The
controller samples the
operating temperature of key
components of the print
mechanism. When higher
than normal temperatures
are sensed, the print speed
is automatically reduced by
50% and the message sent
the LCD. When the
components cool down, the
print speed returns to 100%
and the message clears.
No action is required. If the
message appears often, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
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Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
ILL NVM VALUE 5
Yes
ILL NVM VALUE 6
Explanation
Illegal value was stored into
the Novram module.
ILL NVM VALUE 7
Solution
1.
Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
appears, load the latest
emulation software.
2. Cycle power. Run the print
job again. If the message
appears again, record the
exact display message,
follow the instructions on
page 252, Diagnostics for
EXX, BAD NVM, or ILL
NVM Errors, and contact
your authorized service
representative.1
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INITIALIZING...
Yes
This message indicates the
printer is beginning its
initialization process.
No action is required.
INTAKE FAN CHECK
Yes
Sensors cannot detect
current in fan circuit.
Cycle power. If the message
appears, press CLEAR. If the
message does not clear, contact
your authorized service
representative.1
INTERRUPT UNUSED
VECTOR 00
No
The controller board
receives an interrupt it does
not understand. The problem
can be created by electrical
noise, by a software
problem, or by a hardware
problem.
Cycle power. If this message
occurred once and never again,
you can ignore it. If the message
reappears or appears
consistently, contact your
authorized service
representative.1
LOADING PROGRAM
FROM PORT XX%
No
Status message: the new
emulation program is loading
into printer RAM. XX%
indicates how much of the
program has loaded.
No action is required.
LOADING PROGRAM
INTO FLASH
No
The printer has deleted the
previous program from flash
memory and is loading the
new program into flash
memory.
No action is required.
NEW SPX DETECTED
PRESS ENTER
No
The printer detects an SPX
installed at the debug port
and the SPX is valid for the
printer.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
NON VOLATILE
MEMORY FAILED
No
Large emulations reduce the
amount of space available
for saving configurations,
which means that sometimes
fewer than eight
configurations can be saved.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
ONLINE
N/A
Printer state message:
printer is online and in
communication with host.
No action is required.
PANEL
BAD CHECKSUM
No
Panel Code has a bad
Checksum.
Reload released firmware.
PARAMETER ERROR*
No
Illegal parameter value
received in command code
over a TN emulation.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
PLAT DRVR CIR
No
Platen driver circuit
malfunction.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
PLEASE WAIT...
RESET IN
PROGRESS
N/A
Status message: the printer
finished loading the program
into flash memory and is
automatically resetting itself.
No action is required.
PRINTER UNDER
REMOTE CONTROL
No
Status message: The printer
is under the control of
PrintNet Enterprise (PNE)
remote management
software.
No action is required.
PROCESSOR
HALTED
EC_FAULT_RTSYS2
No
Real-time System Firmware
error on controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
REMOVE USED SPX
THEN PRESS ENTER
No
Status message: An SPX is
depleted because it has
successfully reprogrammed
the security key on the
controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
RESTORING BOOT
CODE
No
Normal download
initialization message.
No action is required.
SCS COMMAND
ERROR*
No
In the TN emulation, the
printer received undefined
control character (hex 40).
Contact your system
administrator.
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Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
288
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
SD CARD ERROR
Remove SD Card
Yes
The printer has been
powered up with a card in
the SD slot, but the card is
not functioning properly. The
card could be a compact
flash card or a nonsupported card.
Power down, reseat card, and
power up again. If error persists,
power down, remove card, and
try another card.
SDSC CARD
NOT SUPPORTED
Remove SD Card
Yes
The printer has been
powered up with an SDSC
card, and SDSC cards (< 4
GB) are not supported.
Power down, remove SD card,
and insert an SDHC card in the
printer.
SECURITY
VIOLATION*
No
Security code of PAL on
controller board does not
match code of firmware on
the controller board.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
SECURITY KEY
NOT DETECTED
No
The security key is not
present or has failed.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
SF ERROR
No
Structured Field Error.
Application software has
violated structured data field
parameters.
Not a printer problem. Have the
system administrator correct
applications data or
configuration.
SHUTTLE STALL
Yes
The shuttle is not moving.
Set the platen lever to match the
thickness of paper, but not too
tightly. Check and adjust the
platen gap. Inspect the ribbon
mask for deformation that snags
and interferes with shuttle
movement. If fault source is not
apparent, contact your authorized
service representative.1
SPX FOUND, ERROR:
KEY NOT DETECTED
No
The controller board does
not have a security key.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
SPX NOT NEEDED
OPTIONS ENABLED
No
The user has attempted to
use the SPX to turn on
printer options that are
already enabled.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
SYS R/T ERROR
No
Software issue.
Contact your authorized service
representative.1
TCP PORT BUSY
Yes
Error message reported by
the Printer Manager when
ethernet interface option is
installed. The network
address given in the printer
properties was reached, but
the printer port is busy.
Refer to the Printronix P8000
Maintenance Manual.
Table 24 LCD Message Troubleshooting Table (H-Series)
Displayed Message
Can User
Correct?
Explanation
Solution
1
Before contacting an authorized service representative, power off the printer, wait 15 seconds, then
power it back on and rerun your print job. If the message reappears, press CLEAR. If the fault message
still displays, then contact your authorized service representative.
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290
Printer Specifications
Ribbon Cartridge Specifications
ASCII
P/N
Europe,
Middle East,
& Africa
North America,
Latin America
(excludes Brazil),
Canada
Asia Pacific
(excludes
China and
India)
India and
Brazil
Extended Life, 1 Pack
Extended Life, 4 Pack
-101
-401
-102
-402
-103
-403
-104
-104
Standard Life, 1 Pack
-101
-102
-103
-104
P/N
Europe,
Middle East,
& Africa
North America,
Latin America
(excludes Brazil),
Canada
Asia Pacific
(excludes
China and
India)
India and
Brazil
Extended Life, 1 Pack
Extended Life, 4 Pack
-101
-401
-102
-402
-103
-403
-104
-404
Standard Life, 1 Pack
Standard Life, 4 Pack
N/A
N/A
-103
-403
-104
-404
HD and H-Series
Paper Specifications
Type:
Edge-perforated, fan-fold, 3 to 17 inches (7.62 to 43.18 cm) wide, 2 to 12 inches
(5.08 to 30.48 cm) long.
Thickness:
Single-part: 15 to 100 pound (56 to 163 g/m 2) stock;
Multi-part: 1- to 6-part forms
Sheet Thickness:
0.025 inch (0.064 cm) maximum
Drive:
Adjustable tractors (6-pin engagement)
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Labels
On Backing:
One-part continuous perforated fanfold back form. Labels must be placed at least 1/6
inch (0.42 cm) from the fan-fold perforation. Backing adhesive must not be squeezed
out during printing.
Sheet Size:
3 to 17 inches (7.62 to 43.18 cm) wide, including the two standard perforated tractor
feed strips. A maximum sheet length of 16 inches (40.64 cm) between top and
bottom perforations.
NOTE: A 16 inch rear door is needed for the cabinet model.
Thickness:
Not to exceed 0.025 inch (0.064 cm) (including backing sheet)
Printer Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions
Cabinet Type
Cabinet
Weight
Height
(inches)
Width
(inches)
Depth
(inches)
Unpacked
(pounds)
Packaged
(pounds)
42.5
27
29
200
260
35
24.5
27
115
153
Open Pedestal
Environmental Characteristics
Temperature:
Operating:
50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C) up to 5000 feet (1524 meters)
50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) up to 6560 feet (2000 meters)
Storage:
-40° to 158° F (- 40° to 70° C)
Relative Humidity
Operating:
15% to 80% (noncondensing)
Storage:
15% to 90% (noncondensing)
Acoustic Noise Level
Table 25 Acoustic Noise Levels per ISO 9296
Printer Models
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Printing
Standby
Cabinet
50 dB (ASCII 500 lpm/1000 lpm)
52 dB (300 lpm, 1500 lpm)
55 dB (600 lpm, 800 lpm, 2000 lpm)
48 dB
Pedestal
62 dB (300 lpm, 500 lpm)
65 dB (600 lpm, 1000 lpm)
50 dB
Zero Tear
66 dB (300 lpm, 500 lpm)
70 dB (600 lpm, 1000 lpm)
50 dB
Electrical Characteristics
Input Voltage (ASCII Models)
Printer
Type
Configuration
Voltage
(+/-10%)
Freq
(+/-10%)
Amps
(Max)
Watts
(Typical)
BTU/Hr
(Typical)
Cabinet
P8205
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1093
Cabinet
P8210
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1093
Cabinet
P8215
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
Cabinet
P8220
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
Pedestal
P8005
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1093
Pedestal
P8010
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1093
Zero Tear
Pedestal
P8005ZT
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1093
Zero Tear
Pedestal
P8010ZT
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1093
The above values are calculated while printing 136 column, all upper case high speed “E’s”. The stand-by
(Energy Saver mode) wattage is 5W (17 BTU/Hr) for all models.
Input Voltage (H-Series Models)
Printer
Type
Model
Voltage
(+/-10%)
Freq
(+/-10%)
Amps
(Max)
Watts
(Typical)
BTU/Hr
(Typical)
Cabinet
P8203H
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1622
Cabinet
P8206H
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
Cabinet
P8208H
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
Cabinet
P8200HD
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
Pedestal
P8003H
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
2053
Pedestal
P8006H
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
2053
Zero Tear
Pedestal
P8003HZT
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
5A
320W
1622
Zero Tear
Pedestal
P8006HZT
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
Zero Tear
Pedestal
P8000HDZT
AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
9A
475W
1622
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Interfaces
Type:
Standard:
USB 2.0 Universal Serial Bus
RS-232 serial
Optional:
IEEE 1284 Parallel
Centronics Parallel
Ethernet 10/100Base-T
Logic Levels:
®
TTL/EIA -232E/EIA-422B
Transfer Rates:
Up to 200 Kilobytes on parallel interface.
Up to 115.2K baud on RS-232 serial interface.
Printing Speed
The printing speed of text is measured in lines per minute (lpm) and is a function of the selected font and
the vertical dot density. Printing speed is independent of the number of characters configured in the
character set repertoire. Print rates for lines containing attributes such as bold or emphasized printing,
superscripts, subscripts, or elongated attributes will decrease to not less than half the rates of the font
without such attributes. The exact print rate of lines containing these attributes depends on the specific
print job, but software maximizes the throughput by dynamically determining which dot rows contain
adjacent dots and must be printed in two strokes.
The reverse paper feed capability allows the printing of multiple densities on a single line. This is useful in
printing forms and text together or in mixing different fonts on a print line. Use of multiple densities and
reverse paper feed also affects throughput.
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Standard ASCII Character
Set
KEY
OCTAL
DECIMAL
HEX
ASCII CHARACTER
B7
B6
0
BITS
B4 B3 B2 B1
0
B5
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
COLUMN
0
ROW
1
0 0 0 0
0
NUL
0
0
0
00 0 1
1
SOH
1
1
1
00 1 0
2
STX
2
2
2
00 1 1
3
ETX
3
3
3
01 0 0
4
EOT
4
4
4
01 0 1
5
ENQ
01 1 0
6
01 1 1
DLE
DC1
(XON)
2
20
16
10
21
17
11
SP
!
3
40
32
20
41
33
21
0
1
4
60
48
30
61
49
31
@
A
5
100
64
40
101
65
41
P
Q
6
120
80
50
121
81
51
7
140
96
60
a
141
97
61
p
q
160
112
70
161
113
71
22
18
12
"
42
34
22
2
62
50
32
B
102
66
42
R
122
82
52
b
142
98
62
r
162
114
72
23
19
13
#
43
35
23
3
63
51
33
C
103
67
43
S
123
83
53
c
143
99
63
s
163
115
73
DC4
24
20
14
$
44
36
24
4
64
52
34
D
104
68
44
T
124
84
54
d
144
100
64
t
164
116
74
5
5
5
NAK
25
21
15
%
45
37
25
5
65
53
35
E
105
69
45
U
125
85
55
e
145
101
65
u
165
117
75
ACK
6
6
6
SYN
26
22
16
&
46
38
26
6
66
54
36
F
106
70
46
V
126
86
56
f
146
102
66
v
166
118
76
7
BEL
7
7
7
ETB
27
23
17
47
39
27
7
67
55
37
G
107
71
47
W
127
87
57
g
147
103
67
w
167
119
77
1 0 0 0
8
BS
10
8
8
CAN
30
24
18
(
50
40
28
8
70
56
38
H
110
72
48
X
130
88
58
h
150
104
68
x
170
120
78
10 0 1
9
HT
11
9
9
EM
31
25
19
)
51
41
29
9
71
57
39
I
111
73
49
Y
131
89
59
i
151
105
69
y
171
121
79
10 1 0
10
LF
12
10
0A
SUB
32
26
1A
*
52
42
2A
:
72
58
3A
J
112
74
4A
Z
132
90
5A
j
152
106
6A
z
172
122
7A
10 1 1
11
VT
13
11
0B
ESC
33
27
1B
+
53
43
2B
;
73
59
3B
K
113
75
4B
[
133
91
5B
k
153
107
6B
{
173
123
7B
11 0 0
12
FF
14
12
0C
FS
34
28
1C
,
54
44
2C
<
74
60
3C
L
114
76
4C
\
134
92
5C
l
154
108
6C
|
174
124
7C
11 0 1
13
CR
15
13
0D
GS
35
29
1D
-
55
45
2D
=
75
61
3D
M
115
77
4D
]
135
93
5D
m
155
109
6D
}
175
125
7D
11 1 0
14
SO
16
14
0E
RS
36
30
1E
.
56
46
2E
>
76
62
3E
N
116
78
4E
^
136
94
5E
n
156
110
6E
~
176
126
7E
11 1 1
15
SI
17
15
0F
US
37
31
1F
/
57
47
2F
?
77
63
3F
O
117
79
4F
_
137
95
5F
o
157
111
6F
DC2
DC3
(XOFF)
'
DEL
177
127
7F
295
296
Zero Tear Pedestal Printer
Overview
The P8000 Zero Tear Pedestal (ZTP) printer can print a form and present it for tear off without losing a
form between print jobs. The printer automatically presents the current print line to the tear bar when it
finishes printing and no data are being sent to the printer. When it receives more data from the host
computer, the printer pulls the form down to the print station and resumes printing.
The ZTP printer is available as follows:
•
ASCII – 500 and 1000 line per minute models
•
H-Series – 300 and 600 line per minute models
•
OpenPrint HD models.
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Operation
Position the Paper Input and Adjust the Paper Guides
Outer Paper
Guide Leaf (2)
Center Paper
Guide Leaf
A
A
Note: Paper guides
located underneath
Front Paper
Guide Leaf (3)
Paper Guide
Knob (3)
Figure 45 Adjusting the Paper Guides
NOTE: This operation is typically done during initial setup. Before beginning the procedure, ensure that
the paper guides are not damaged.
1. Remove the left paper guide knob and the left, front paper guide leaf. (See Figure 45.)
2. Remove the right paper guide knob and the right, front paper guide leaf.
3. Remove the center paper guide knob and the center, front paper guide leaf.
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Center Paper
Guide Leaf
.5”
.5”
Outer Paper
Guide Leaf (2)
Paper
Tractor (2)
Outboard Mount
Block (2)
Center Mount
Block
Figure 46 Adjusting Paper Guide Leaves
4. Slide the left outboard mount block so that the left outer paper guide leaf is .5 inches from the left
tractor. (See Figure 46).
5. Slide the right outboard mount block so that the right outer paper guide leaf is .5 inches from the right
tractor.
6. Slide the center mount block so that the center paper guide leaf is centered between the left and right
outer paper guide leaves.
7. Install the paper guide knobs and front paper guide leaves. (See Figure 45.)
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Load Paper
Outer Paper
Guide Leaf (2)
Center Paper
Guide Leaf
Tractor
Door
Front Paper
Guide Leaf (3)
Paper
Paper
A
A
Edge
of
Paper
Box
Paper Out
Sensor
Label
Paper
Supply Box
Figure 47 Loading Paper onto the Printer
1. Align the paper supply box with the label on the left side of the floor. (See Figure 47 on page 300.)
2. Unlock and open the tractor doors and slide the paper from below, through the black paper out
sensor slot on the left side, and up between all front and rear paper guides.
3. Load the paper on the left tractor sprockets and close the tractor door.
4. Load the paper onto the right tractor sprockets and close the tractor door.
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Paper
Tractor (2)
Tractor Lock (2)
Figure 48 Adjusting the Horizontal Paper Tension
5. Adjust the paper web tightness by sliding the right tractor to remove slack or to adjust for various
paper widths. (See Figure 48.)
6. Lock the tractors in position by pressing down on the tractor locks.
Paper
Tear Bar
Figure 49 Paper Exiting the Top of the Printer
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Position the Paper Out Sensor
Sensor Knob
At least 2 inches
Paper Out Sensor
Paper
Figure 50 The Paper Out Sensor
The paper out sensor indicates when the printer runs out of paper. (The sensor does not work with black
backed forms.) Unlike the standard pedestal printer, the ZT printer requires you to load the paper through
the paper out sensor slot (Figure 47 and Figure 50). Correct positioning of the paper out sensor ensures
that the last form the printer prints will be properly presented to the tear bar. To position the paper out
sensor, do the following:
1. Position the paper properly at the tear bar (page 304).
2. Loosen the paper out sensor by turning the sensor knob counterclockwise.
3. Position the paper out sensor so that there are at least 2 inches between the bottom of the aluminum
extrusion bar and the top of the paper out sensor.
IMPORTANT
For optimal performance, 2 inches is recommended for 11 inch forms. For shorter
forms, position the paper out sensor so that there are at least 2 inches between a
perforation and the top of the paper out sensor.
4. Tighten the paper out sensor by turning the sensor knobs clockwise.
5. Press ONLINE. When the first print job is sent to the printer, the paper is drawn into the printer, the
top of form aligns with the print station, and the print job begins.
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Set the Tear Bar Distance
To set the tear bar distance, do the following steps:
1. Make sure the printer is offline.
2. Press ENTER key to enter Menu mode.
3. Press the right arrow  until the PRINTER CONTROL icon is highlighted.
4. Press ENTER to go into PRINTER CONTROL.
5. Press the down arrow  until “ZTP SETTINGS” is highlighted.
6. Press ENTER to go into the “ZTP SETTINGS” submenu.
7. Press the down arrow  until “ZTP TearDistance” is highlighted.
8. Press the left arrow  or right arrow  to decrease or increase the tear bar distance in increments of
1/144th of an inch.
9. Press ENTER to select the desired value. An asterisk appears next the selected value and a scale
prints to indicate the tear bar distance in relation to the tear bar. For correct tear bar distance, the
zero should align with the tear bar. See Figure 51.
NOTE: The Tear Distance value must be changed to print the scale.
+50
Physical Tear Bar
0
Position
-50
Correct
Tear Bar
Distance
Print Station
Figure 51 Correct Tear Bar Distance
NOTE: When a new ZTP Tear Bar Dist value is selected, the printer will lose the current print position
until you reset the top of form to automatically save the new value.
10.
Reset the top of form using the procedure on page 304.
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Set the Top of Form
Paper
Tear Bar
Form Advance Knob
Figure 52 Setting The Tear Off Position
The ZT printer uses the tear bar as the reference point for setting the tear off position. To set the position
of the forms perforation to the tear bar, use the SET TOF button as follows:
1. Make sure the paper guides are adjusted correctly and the paper is properly loaded.
2. Press the TOF button on the control panel. The printer LCD will display “Align at TearBar/Then Press
TOF”.
3. Use the form advance knob to move the top of the form to the tear off bar.
4. Position the perforation so it aligns with the tear off bar.
NOTE: This is easily done by advancing one complete sheet above the tear off bar and folding it over at
the perforation.
5. Position the fold exactly at the tear bar.
6. Tear the sheet off to ensure proper positioning.
NOTE: If you do not want to lose a form, position the top of the form at the tear bar. Run a finger along
the back of the form along the tear bar to ensure the perforation is presented at the tear off point.
7. Press the TOF button again. The printer LCD will display “Top Of Form Set/Press ONLINE”. The
printer will then be brought OFFLINE and the top of form will be set.
NOTE: Unlike the non-ZTP models, the paper will not move.
8. Press the ONLINE key to bring the printer online.
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ZTP SETTINGS Menu
The ZTP SETTINGS menu includes the ability to enable and disable features unique to the Zero Tear
printer (ZTP), set the tear bar distance, set the auto present data time, and set the auto present wait time.
This section defines these options.
ZTP
SETTINGS 1
(from page 58,
59, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65)
ZTP
Data Time
.5 Sec*
1.0 – 15.0 Sec
*=
1
ZTP
Wait Time
2 Sec*
3 – 10 Sec
1 Sec
Factory Default
Available for Zero Tear Pedestal printers only.
ZTP
TearDistance
1060/144 Inch*
ZTP
Platen Open
Enable*
Disable
ZTP
Function
Enable*
Disable
ZTP Data Time
This option sets the pause time in the data stream that the ZTP requires before moving the form to the
tear bar once a print job is completed. The values range from .5 to 15 seconds. The default is .5 seconds.
ZTP Wait Time
This option sets the minimum amount of time that the form stays at the tear bar. This allows you time to
remove the form before the form is retracted to print the next form. The adjustable values range from 1 to
10 seconds in increments of 1 second. The default value is 2 seconds.
ZTP TearDistance
This option sets the tear off distance from the current print position to the tear bar. Adjustable values in
increments of 1/144th of an inch range from 200 to 2880. The left and right arrows adjust the display
value. When you press the ENTER key, the selected value is stored and a scale is printed to indicate the
current tear off position. The default value is 1060.
NOTE: When a new value is selected, the printer will lose the current print position. You must reset the
top of form to automatically save the new value.
ZTP Platen Open
This option allows the user to have the platen open whenever forms are reversed. Enabled is the default,
used for most papers and labels. The feature can be disabled as required by some multi-part forms.
ZTP Function
This option enables or disables all unique ZTP functions. The default is Enable.
NOTE: When the ZTP Function is enabled, the VIEW key is disabled and Slow Paper Slew is enabled.
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Performance Limitations
Forms Type
The paper feed tractors on the ZT printer push the paper up through the print station instead of pulling it
through, as in the standard pedestal printer. This limits the variety of forms the ZT printer can use. If the
forms do not fall within the range specified in Table 26, dot compression and line separation may occur.
The user should match the media to the application to ensure acceptable print quality. Also, because
paper is pushed from below the print station, the last form in the tractors may not print fully or may not be
presented to the printer exit for retrieval.
All paper used in the ZT printer requires standard half inch spaced tractor feed holes. Cut sheet and
continuous friction fed paper is not supported. The forms specified in Table 26 can have no more than
one form per page horizontally.
Table 26 Forms Type
Length
Width
(edge to edge)
One to three part, continuous, with carbon, fan-folded,
edge-perforated paper forms
3 to 12 inches
7 to 16.5 inches
One to four part, continuous, with carbon, fan-folded,
edge-perforated paper forms
3 to 12 inches
7 to 12 inches
One to four part, continuous, carbonless, fan-folded,
edge-perforated paper forms
3 to 12 inches
7 to 16.5 inches
One to six part, continuous, carbonless, fan-folded,
edge- perforated paper forms
3 to 12 inches
7 to 12 inches
Forms with a paper weight of 20 to 100 pounds and a
maximum thickness of 0.025 inches
3 to 12 inches
7 to 16.5 inches
Forms with a paper weight of 18 to 100 pounds and a
maximum thickness of 0.025 inches
3 to 12 inches
7 to 12 inches
Forms with all approved types of interleaf edge attachment
except those using metallic or other hard devices
3 to 12 inches
7 to 12 inches
Description
NOTE: If you use forms outside these limits, the print quality may not be optimum, the printer may lose
top-of-form, or the frequency of paper jams will increase.
Paper Jams
Printer jams can occur if you tear off the form incorrectly. If you experience two or more paper jams per
box of forms, follow these guidelines to help reduce jams:
•
Position the lower paper guides properly
•
Align the paper web tightness properly
•
Position the form perforation against the tear bar
•
Time the tear, while the paper is not moving
•
Direct the tear force toward the user and across the tear bar, not upward.
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To Clear Paper Jams
1. Raise the platen lever to open the platen.
2. Open the left and right tractor doors.
3. Pull the paper upward through the top of the printer.
NOTE: DO NOT pull the paper downwards from the bottom. This could cause the paper guides to bend.
4. Reload the paper (see page 300).
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Quick Change Memory Card
(QCMC)
Overview
The QCMC provides the ability to duplicate an entire printer’s firmware, saved configurations, and custom
files quickly through the printer’s control panel with a user friendly interface. No external host or files are
needed to transfer this information to the QCMC. A “snapshot image” is saved of the printer’s firmware,
configuration settings, and custom files. The saved image can be copied to any number of printers using
the same QCMC so that the printers will be identically configured (assumes same printer hardware and
options are present).
The QCMC has its own resident network MAC address that will be used in place of the printer’s
LAN/WLAN MAC address when the cartridge is left installed in a printer. This allows a mission critical
printer to be exchanged quickly with a spare printer that will be identically configured, including the
network MAC address.
The following are examples of how the QCMC may make printer management more convenient:
•
A site has 10 printers to install that should all be configured identically. Rather than inputting the
information through the control panel individually to each printer, insert the QCMC into the first printer,
capture the changes, then easily share the image with the other nine printers.
•
A site is adding additional printers and wants them configured the same as the printers already
installed, but is unsure what changes were originally made. By using the QCMC to capture the exact
image of the older printers, no custom settings will be missed.
•
A printer is set up on a network that is configured to only allow recognized MAC addresses to access
the network. If the printer with the QCMC installed needs repair and must be removed from the
network, the MAC that resides on the QCMC can be easily transferred to the replacement printer,
along with all the configuration information and any other files stored as the “snapshot image” on the
QCMC, making the replacement printer an exact duplicate for the downed printer. By using the MAC
address that resides on the QCMC, the replacement printer can be installed without notifying the
network administrator, thereby simplifying the exchange.
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Installing the QCMC
CAUTION
You must power off the printer before you install or remove the QCMC, or you may
damage the QCMC and the printer. If you remove the QCMC after powering on the
printer with the QCMC installed, the fault message “SD REMOVED Reboot Printer”
will display. You cannot clear this message by reinserting the QCMC. You must
cycle power.
1. Set the printer power switch to O (Off).
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2. Insert the SD card into the QCMC slot on the back of the printer.
QCMC Slot
Figure 53 QCMC Slot on Back of Cabinet Model
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QCMC Slot
Figure 54 QCMC Clost on Back of Pedestal
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Saving the Printer’s Configuration to the QCMC
NOTE: The MAC address residing on the QCMC will be used in place of the MAC assigned to the
printer’s own network card whenever the QCMC is installed. If you do not want to identify the
printer with this MAC address, make sure the QCMC is removed from the printer before attaching
the printer to the network.
When the printer software detects the presence of a QCMC at power-up, a check of the QCMC will be
performed to determine if there is already a saved flash image available. If no printer flash image exists
on the QCMC, the software will then check to see if there are any saved configurations in the printer’s
NVRAM memory. If the QCMC is blank (no flash image) and saved configurations are detected in the
printer’s NVRAM then you will be prompted with a message on the front panel to save the printer’s
configuration to the QCMC.
QMC DETECTED
Save to QCMC?
Continue Press <ENTER>
Skip Press <CANCEL>
NOTE: This screen will appear every time at power-up until the printer’s flash is saved to the QCMC.
If the <CANCEL> key is pressed, the printer will reboot into normal operation and not save any
information to the QCMC. On subsequent power-ups the Save message on page 311 will display again.
When the <ENTER> key is pressed, the printer will not go online, but instead will copy the printer’s entire
flash image to the QCMC, creating a snapshot of the printer’s memory.
Below is a list of items that will be saved to the QCMC:
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Printer Program File (software)
•
Custom configurations (1–8)
•
Feature files or CST’s that have been downloaded on the printer.
•
All variable settings from the printer’s NVRAM
•
Network settings (if LAN/WLAN is installed), including IP Address
•
Other user files, such as fonts, bitmaps, or graphics files downloaded to the printer.
While the printer is saving its QCMC settings to the SD card, the following message will display. Do not
interrupt the process.
DO NOT PWR OFF
Saving Setup
To QCMC...
Upon successful completion of saving a flash image to the QCMC, the printer will display a message
indicating the operation is complete. The printer will then reboot into normal operation.
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Save Complete
Printer Will Now
Reboot...
If there is not enough space on the SD to save the entire flash image, you will be prompted with the
following message.
NOT ENOUGH
SPACE ON SD
Delete SD File
This is a fatal error and requires user intervention. Cycle power on the printer, when prompted to save the
QCMC select <CANCEL> to skip. The printer will boot online and allow access to the SD file menus
located under the Advanced User menu. Delete unnecessary SD files then try the QCMC Save operation
again.
Copying the QCMC “Snapshot” Image to a Second
Printer
Always power off the printer before removing or inserting the QCMC. Place the QCMC into the second
printer’s memory slot. Upon power up, the printer software detects the presence of a QCMC and a check
of the QCMC will be performed to determine if there is already a saved flash image from this QCMC on
the printer. If no, the following message will display:
QCMC DETECTED
Copy to Printer?
Yes...Press <ENTER>
No...Press <CANCEL>
NOTE: This message will appear every time at power-up until the QCMC settings are copied to the
printer.
If the <CANCEL> key is pressed, the printer will reboot into normal operation and not copy any
information to the printer. On subsequent power-ups the Copy message above will display again if the
QCMC remains installed in the printer.
NOTE: If the QCMC remains installed in the printer, the MAC address onboard will be used in place of
the resident MAC address to the printer’s LAN/WAN interface card.
When the <ENTER> key is pressed, the printer will not go online immediately, but will copy the
contents of the QCMC to the printer’s flash, creating a clone of the original printer. Before the copy
process is allowed to continue, checks of the printer configuration will be made. If either of the checks
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fail, a message will display on the front panel (in the hierarchy shown on page 312) and the printer will
not copy any settings.
INVALID SD
Power Off Printer
Remove Cartridge
This means that the QCMC is not compatible with the printer’s software. A software upgrade is required,
or a different configured QCMC will be needed.
A QCMC validation check will be performed to ensure the data stored on the SD is not corrupted. If the
test fails the following fault message will display.
QCMC DATA ERROR
ON SD
Delete & Resave
QCMC Data
This means that the data on the QCMC was not saved properly, and must be deleted then resaved.
Follow the instructions for deleting files, then repeat the copying process.
If all the checks pass, then the printer will copy the files from the QCMC to the target printer.
DO NOT PWR OFF
Copying QCMC To
Printer...
Upon successful completion, the printer will display the following message on the front panel and reboot
into normal operation.
Copy Complete
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Updating the QCMC Image
This option should only be used when a QCMC has already been stored and when that QCMC already
contains the printer build and files on the printer. If only some configuration settings have been altered,
the menu “Update QCMC” can be used to update the configuration settings in the image stored on the
QCMC.
To utilize this option, navigate to the menu “Update QCMC” and press the ENTER key.
Below is a list of items that will be updated on the QCMC by the “Update QCMC” operation:
•
Custom configurations (1–8)
•
All variable settings from the printer’s NVRAM
•
Network settings (if LAN/WLAN is installed), including IP Address
Below is a list of items that will NOT be updated on the QCMC by the “Update QCMC” operation:
•
Printer Program File (software)
•
Feature files or CST’s that have been downloaded on the printer.
•
Other user files, such as fonts, bitmaps, or graphics files downloaded to the printer.
While the printer is updating the QCMC configuration, the following message will display. Do not interrupt
the process.
DO NOT PWR OFF
Saving Setup
To QCMC...
Upon successful completion of saving a flash image to the QCMC, the printer will display a message
indicating the operation is complete. The printer will
Erasing the QCMC Image
This option should only be used when a QCMC has already been stored and when the user desires to
start fresh with a new image.
To utilize this option, navigate to the menu “Erase QCMC” and press the ENTER key.
When this option is activated, all QCMC files and configurations will be deleted from the SD card.
While the printer is erasing the QCMC configuration, the following message will display. Do not interrupt
the process.
DO NOT PWR OFF
Erasing Files
On QCMC...
Upon successful completion of saving a flash image to the QCMC, the printer will display a message
indicating the operation is complete. The printer will then reboot into normal operation.
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PTX_SETUP Commands
Overview
The PTX_SETUP commands are a superset of commands which allow the printer to perform several
tasks by parsing commands either stored in flash or sent to the printer by the host. Commands range
from re-routing debug statements to downloading complete printer configurations.
This appendix describes the PTX_SETUP commands available to line matrix printers.
The PTX_SETUP Commands
The PTX_SETUP commands were originally designed for the disk-based laser and thermal printers with
IGPs. However, line matrix printers can still benefit from general functionalities provided by the
PTX_SETUP commands.
Some concepts to keep in mind are as follows:
1. PTX_SETUP commands are not emulation specific. In a system with an IGP, the IGP level emulation
will process the PTX_SETUP commands. In a system without an IGP, the PTX_SETUP commands
will be processed by the base emulation.
2. Since there is no disk on a flash-based printer, DISK_IO commands are now called FILE_IO.
However, for backwards compatibility DISK_IO and FILE_IO are synonymous.
3. The PTX_SETUP command set is case sensitive; all PTX_SETUP commands are in upper case
characters only.
4. The white space separating commands may be any number of spaces and tabs. This allows a
PTX_SETUP file to be formatted for easier readability.
5. The PTX_SETUP and PTX_END command should be followed by a new line character.
6. Any unknown command will terminate the PTX_SETUP processing. The offending command will be
the first line of printed text.
7. Although the original implementation of PTX_SETUP allowed for only a single parameter, separated
from the sub-command by a single semicolon (;) character, the new PTX_SETUP command set
allows for multiple parameters separated by commas, semicolons, spaces or tabs.
General Commands
The original PTX_SETUP commands were implemented on the disk-based legacy laser printers;
however, many commands are general and are also supported on line matrix printers. This section
describes the existing commands which work across all platforms, and provides a general description of
how commands are formed.
Each emulation has modes in which the PTX_SETUP commands could get missed. For this reason, it is
highly recommended that all PTX_SETUP commands be placed between print jobs, rather than
attempting to imbed them within jobs.
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PTX_SETUP commands have the following format:
(SFCC)PTX_SETUP
Command–Sub Command;Value
PTX_END
For example, if the SFCC assigned to PTX_SETUP is the default value of the exclamation mark (!, hex
21), and you wanted to load configuration number 4 and capture all incoming data to a file named “BIN”,
you would use the following command:
!PTX_SETUP
CONFIG–LOAD;4 FILE_IO–CAPTURE;BIN
PTX_END
Table 27 lists all the command, sub-command, and parameter combinations and gives a brief description
of the command. This section documents the existence of PTX_SETUP commands which work across all
platforms. The following sections document commands which are specific to line matrix.
NOTE: When a file system error occurs, a message will be displayed on the front panel indicating the
error, and the action needed to take to correct the error.
Table 27 PTX_SETUP Commands (Non-Platform Specific)
Command
CONFIG
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Sub-Command
Parameter
Description
LOAD
Cfg
Cfg can be 0-8. The PTX_SETUP
will load configuration Cfg. If
configuration Cfg was not previously
saved, the operator panel will display
an error message and the current
configuration will be kept.
SAVE
Cfg
Cfg must be 1-8. This command
will save the current configuration
as configuration Cfg. If Cfg is not in
the range of 1-8, the command is
ignored.
SETMENU
Value;Menu_tag
Menu_tag is the name of the menu
as defined in the menu file. Value is
the value to which the menu is to be
set.
POWERUP
Cfg
Sets the power-up configuration
to Cfg and loads Configuration
Cfg. Cfg can be any value from 08, where 0 is the factory default.
PRINT
Cfg
Print Configuration Cfg. Cfg can be
a number 1-8, or one of four predefined configurations. The four
non-numeric configurations are
requested using the first character
for the CURRENT, FACTORY,
POWERUP, or ALL configuration(s).
Table 27 PTX_SETUP Commands (Non-Platform Specific)
Command
CONFIG
Sub-Command
Parameter
Description
DELETE
Cfg
Deletes Configuration number Cfg.
Cfg must be in the range of 1-8.
UPLOAD
Port;Cfg
This command uploads the
configuration stored in location Cfg
to the port specified by Port. Port
must either be 1284 or SERIAL.
Cfg may be 1-8 or ALL.
DOWNLOAD
Cfg
This command saves the
configuration data that follows as
configuration Cfg. Cfg must be 18 or END.
OVERLAY
Cfg
This command overlays the
configuration data that follows on
existing configuration Cfg. Cfg must
be 1-8 (or END). If Cfg does not
exist then command is treated the
same as DOWNLOAD.
RESET
Reboots the printer.
GET_NAMES
“Port”
This command uploads the names
of the configurations to the port
specified by Port. Port must either
be “1284” or “SERIAL”.
SET_NAME
Cfg
This command downloads a name
for the configuration specified by
Cfg. Cfg must be 1-8.
CLEAR_NAMES
This command resets all of the
configuration names to their default
values.
MPI_SELECT
MPI
This command selects the active
Management Protocol Interface
(MPI). Currently there are two
selections “UCP” and “PXML”.
PNE_PORT
Port
This command selects the port that
the PNE will use to communicate to
the printer.
The valid ports are:
•
•
•
DISABLE
ETHERNET
USB
NOTE: If ETHERNET is selected
but not enabled, the selection will
revert to DISABLE.
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Table 27 PTX_SETUP Commands (Non-Platform Specific)
Command
Sub-Command
Parameter
Description
LOCK
This command locks the operator
out of the printer’s configuration
menu.
UNLOCK
This command unlocks the printer’s
configuration menu and allows the
operator access to the menus. By
default, the menu is unlocked.
PNE_PROT_NUM
Port Number
This command sets the Port
Number the PNE uses to
communicate to the printer if the
PNE Port was set to Ethernet. This
command causes the printer to
automatically reboot.
PXML_PORT_NUM
Port Number
This command sets the Port
Number the PXML and UCP will use
to communicate to the printer if the
PXML Port is set to Ethernet. This
command causes the printer to
automatically reboot.
LP MODE
n/a
Protocol
Protocol must be 0-4. This
command resets the software
protocol, and is selected as follows:
0 - P-Series
1 - P-Series XQ
2 - Serial Matrix
3 - Proprinter III XL
4 - Epson FX-1050
FILE_IO
(DISK_IO)
CAPTURE
Filename
Captures all incoming data into a file
named Filename. Receipt of a
FILE_IO–CAPTURE command
without the Filename parameter will
force the file data to be written to
flash, and will end the file capture.
DRIVE
Letter
This command is parsed for
backwards compatibility. However,
since the flash file system is a single
device, the drive letter will be
ignored.
CONFIG
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PANEL
Table 27 PTX_SETUP Commands (Non-Platform Specific)
Command
FILE_IO
(DISK_IO)
PTX_END
Sub-Command
Parameter
Description
PROPS
File;Prop
The PROPS command will set the
file properties of a given file. The file
properties are a four letter, case
sensitive file descriptor. The
properties field can be used to
ensure that a file is used for its
intended purpose. Once properties
have been associated with a file,
they cannot be changed.
DEL
Filename
The DEL command will mark a file
as deleted. The space the file
occupied will be freed the next time
the printer is powered up.
RUNFILE
File;Prop
The RUNFILE command will open
the file named File for printing. After
the PTX_END command is
processed, the contents of File will
get printed before any more data is
read from the host. If the Prop field
is present, RUNFILE will verify that
Prop matches the saved file
properties. Any mismatch will cause
the command to be ignored.
UPLOAD
File;Port
Reads the file named File out of the
flash file system and sends it to a
host computer via the Port I/O port.
Port is either 1284 (for reverse
nibble or byte mode transfer using
the parallel port), or SERIAL. NOTE:
if the Ethernet option is installed,
1284 is used to upload across the
network.
MAXSIZE
Kb
For backwards compatibility.
MINSIZE
Kb
For backwards compatibility.
OPTIMIZE
(none)
Causes the printer to optimize the
Flash File System. The printer
automatically reboots during this
process.
(none)
(none)
Exits the PTX_SETUP.
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Summary of the CONFIG Command
The UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD command can be used for uploading and downloading complete printer
configurations. If a customer needs to configure 50 printers identically, the customer needs only configure
one printer and UPLOAD the configurations. The UPLOADed configurations may then be DOWNLOADed
to other printers eliminating the necessity for the operator to configure each printer manually.
The UPLOAD command will always place a header and a footer into the uploaded data. This header will
be the DOWNLOAD command followed by the configuration number. The footer will be the DOWNLOAD
END command. The operator should be aware that the UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD commands use a
secondary copy of the menu structure which does not affect the printer's active configuration. This allows
the UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD commands to operate without affecting the printer's current configuration.
If the operator intends to use one of the DOWNLOADed configurations, the operator should reboot the
printer to ensure proper operation. This can be accomplished by adding the RESET command as the last
command in your setup file. This is necessary because the printer caches the active configuration.
Rebooting the printer ensures that the desired configuration is correctly read from FLASH.
NOTE: While an upload or download is in progress, the Front Panel will be unavailable.
The Configuration Save and Delete commands from the front panel can be blocked by using the Protect
Configurations feature. This is intended to prevent someone from inadvertently reconfiguring a printer.
The PTX_SETUP commands, however, will override the protect configurations feature. All PTX_SETUP
commands will be honored regardless of the value of the Protect Configurations feature.
Operation of the FILE_IO Command
When a file is opened for writing with the FILE_IO–CAPTURE;filename command, the system will allocate
RAM for file control blocks and 1 Kbyte for data. If the file already exists on the Flash File System and the
Overwrite Enable feature in the Flash File System menu is set to disable, a warning will be displayed on
the front panel. After clearing the warning, the file data will be printed. To overwrite the existing file, set
the Overwrite Files option to enable.
Due to the nature of writing to flash, any data intended to be stored permanently in flash must first be
copied into RAM. As a result, the ability to manipulate files in the Flash File System is dependent upon
the printer having sufficient RAM. None of the captured file data will be committed to flash until the entire
file is loaded. The PTX_SETUP parser will interpret the command “FILE_IO–CAPTURE<lf>” as an end of
file marker. Receipt of the command will cause all file data to be written to flash. The file system allocates
RAM for temporary data storage in 1 Kbyte blocks. If at any time during the file download the printer runs
out of RAM, a warning will be displayed on the front panel and as much of the file as possible will be
saved in flash.
Three things can limit the ability to save a file: insufficient RAM, insufficient Flash, and lack of empty file
system entries. Flash can only be written once before it needs to be “optimized”. As a result, the
maximum file size is limited to the largest unwritten block of Flash. If any of these problems occur, the
printer will display an error message and will attempt to provide the operator with a description of what
steps to take to correct the error. Normally, the solution will involve optimizing the Flash File System. This
can be accomplished by selecting the Optimize & Reboot function in the Flash File System menu under
the ADVANCED USER menu, “Main File System.”
NOTE: After selecting the Optimize & Reboot function, do not shut off the printer's power until after the
printer returns to the power-on state. Loss of power during the optimize process may corrupt the
printer's program. If this occurs, first attempt to repeat the downloading process. If that fails,
contact an authorized service representative.
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Line Matrix Commands
Table 28 lists PTX_SETUP commands which apply to line matrix printers only.
Table 28 Line Matrix PTX_SETUP Commands
Command
ENGINE
Sub-Command
EJECT
Parameter
Description
Performs a page eject.
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Customer Support
Printronix Customer Support Center
IMPORTANT
Please have the following information available prior to calling the Printronix
Customer Support Center:
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Model number
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•
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Is the problem with a new install or an existing printer?
Serial number (located on the back of the printer)
Installed options (i.e., interface and host type if applicable to the problem)
Configuration printout: Press CONFIG on the control panel, then press the
ENTER ( ) key.
Description of the problem (be specific)
Good and bad samples that clearly show the problem (faxing or emailing
of these samples may be required)
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http://www.printronix.com/supplies-parts.aspx
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Phone: (714) 368-2300
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c/o Printronix Nederland BV
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The Netherlands
Phone: (31) 24 6489489
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Phone: (86) 400 886 5598
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8th Floor, Sector 30A
Vashi Navi Mumbai 400705
India
Toll Free No.: 1800 102 7896
Fax: (9122) 4158 5555
Visit the Printronix web site at www.printronix.com
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equipment when it is no longer needed. Printronix offers a variety of programs and services to assist
equipment owners in recycling their IT products. Information on these product recycling offerings can be
found on Printronix’s Internet site at http://www.printronix.com.
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transfer). You must, at the same time, destroy all other copies of the documentation.
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Your failure to comply with the terms above terminates this authorization. Upon termination, you must
destroy your machine readable documentation.
Communication Statements
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This equpment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Fules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission
limits. Printronix is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than
recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Fules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
European Union Conformity
This product is in compliance with the EU directives for safety,
EMC, ROHS, REACH, and WEEE. Please refer to the Service and
Support section at our web site (www.printronix.com) for the most
up to Declarations of Conformity.
Printronix cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from
a non-recommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-Printronix option cards.
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This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology
Equipment according to European standard EN 55022. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for
commercial and industrial environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with
licensed communication devices.
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to reduce the potential for
causing interference to radio and TV communications and to other electrical or electronic equipment.
Printronix cannot accept responsibility for any interference caused by using other than recommended
cables and connectors.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A conform á la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Statement of CISPR 22 Compliance
Attention: This is a Class A Product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Japanese VCCI Class A
German Conformity Statement
Handbuchtexte: FCC class A entspricht: EMVG Klasse A
Text Für alle in Deutschland vertriebenen EN 55022 Klasse A Geräte:
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von
Geräten (EMVG) vom 18. September 1998 (bzw. der EMC EG Richtlinie 89/336):
Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen
– CE – zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraph 5 des EMVG ist die:
Printronix GmbH
Goethering 56
D-63067 Offenbach Germany
Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraph 4 Abs. (1) 4:
Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse A.
EN 55022 Klasse A Geräte müssen mit folgendem Warnhinweis versehen werden: “Warnung: dies ist
eine Einrichtung der Klasse A. Diese Einrichtung kann im Wohnbereich Funkstörungen verursachen; in
diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber verlangt werden, angemessene Maßnahmen durchzuführen und dafür
aufzukommen.”
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EN 55024 Hinweis:
Wird dieses Gerät in einer industriellen Umgebung betrieben (wie in EN 55024 festgelegt), dann kann es
dabei eventuell gestört werden. In solch einem Fall ist der Abstand bzw. die Abschirmung zu der
industriellen Störquelle zu öergrvßern.
Anmerkung:
Um die Einhaltung des EMVG sicherzustellen sind die Geräte, wie in den Printronix Handbüchern
angegeben, zu installieren und zu betreiben.
China
Declaration:
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may need to perform practical actions.
海拔高度和非热带性气候声明
仅适用于海拔 2000m 一下地区安全使用
仅适用于非热带气候条件下安全使用
LMPPLS, LMPPHS, LMPCLS, LMPCHS 系列
行列式打印機安全注意事項說明
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為保護您的安全,使用本設備時,請遵循下列安全注意事項:
•
•
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請依照設備上所有的警告與說明進行操作。
請確定電源的電壓與頻率符合設備的電氣等級標籤上指定的電壓與頻率。
請不要將任何物件塞入設備的開口。導電的異物可能會導致短路,引起火 災、電擊、
或設備損傷。
•
•
不要對本設備進行機械或電氣修改。對經過修改的產品的安全與法規符合 性,不負任何責任。
不要阻礙或覆蓋產品的開口。永遠不要將產品放在靠近輻射來源或熱源的 地方。
未能依照這些指引,將可能導致過熱情況,影響產品的可靠性。
•
產品是設計來配合有中性地線的電源系統使用。為降低電擊風險,請不要
將產品插入任何其他類型的電源系統。如果您不確定建物提供的電源類 型,
請向建物管理員或合格電氣技師尋求協助。
•
不是所有的電源線都有相同的電流等級,請千萬不要將隨附於您設備的電
源線用在其他產品上。請勿在產品上使用家用延長電源線。對於那些有多
條電源線的產品,請確認您將所有的電源線拔下後,才算將系統電源完全
中斷。
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甲類警語 :
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Taiwan
Warning:
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user will be required to take adequate measures.
鉛Lead
(Pb)
汞Mercury
(Hg)
鎘Cadmium
(Cd)
六價鉻
Hexavalent
chromium
(Cr+6)
多溴聯苯
Polybrominated
biphenyls
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
Polybrominated
diphenyl ethers
(PBDE)
Power supply
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Power supply (Alternate)
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Power Switch
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Appliance Inlet
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Shuttle Fan
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Intake/Exhaust Fan
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Cartridge Ribbon Stepper
motor
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Platen Stepper motor
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Paper feed Stepper motor
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Shuttle Motor
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Printed wiring board
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PCBA
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Power supply Barrier
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Enclosure Acoustic Foam
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Shuttle Air Shroud
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Enclosure Belt Cover
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Enclosure Top Cover and Lid
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Enclosure Window
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Enclosure Chassis
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Enclosure Control Panel
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Connector Plug 3 position
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Power cord
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單元
Unit
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Korea
Class A
(Broadcasting Communication Equipment for Office Use)
As an electromagnetic wave equipment for office use (Class A), this equipment is intended to use in other
than home area. Sellers or users need to take note of this.
A 급 기기
( 업무용 방송통신기자재 )
이 기기는 업무용 (A 급 ) 전자파적합기기로서 판매자 또는 사용자는
이 점을 주의하시기 바라며 , 가정외의 지역에서 사용하는 것을
목적으로 합니다 .
Class B
(Broadcasting Communication Equipment for Home Use)
As an electromagnetic wave equipment for home use (Class B), this equipment is intended to use mainly
for home use and may be used in all areas.
B 급 기기
( 가정용 방송통신기자재 )
이 기기는 가정용 (B 급 ) 전자파적합기기로서 주로 가정에서 사용하는
것을 목적으로 하며 , 모든 지역에서 사용할 수 있습니다 .
CAUTION:
This product is equipped with a 3-wire power cord and plug for the user’s safety. Use this power cord in
conjunction with a properly grounded electrical outlet to avoid electrical shock.
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This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
Portions Copyright © 1998 Soft Horizons.
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