Quick Start: OKI® MICROLINE® 500 Series

Quick Start: OKI® MICROLINE® 500 Series
Quick Start: OKI® MICROLINE® 500 Series*
Customizing the Installation
This document tells you how to perform a typical installation,
using the factory settings of the printer.
3 Open the access cover, center the printhead (1), and install the
ribbon, rotating the knob (3) to take up any slack.
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You may need to adjust settings to fit your requirements, such as:
Item
Factory Setting
To Change, see
Top of Form (TOF)
1" from top
Page 2 of this document
Form Tear-Off
OFF
On-Line User’s Guide:
ML520 Series: page 32
ML590 Series: page 21
Printhead Gap
Automatic
Head_Gap.pdf on the CD
!
The User’s Guide
The User’s Guide is provided as an Adobe® Acrobat® PDF file on
the CD shipped with your printer. It requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader for viewing. To view the User’s Guide, browse to it in your
product line folder on the CD and double click the file name.
Leave the
ribbon shield (2)
on the cartridge!
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3
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is provided on the CD
or you may download it from the Adobe web site,
www.adobe.com.
!
Documentation is also available via Oki Data’s web site,
www.okidata.com.
Installation
4 Install any accessories you purchased. Refer to the instructions
provided with each accessory.
5 Connect to the computer and the power outlet (computer and
printer both OFF).
Getting Started
1 Unpack your machine. Keep the packing materials and carton
in case you ever need to ship or transport your printer.
2 Remove shipping restraints (1, 2) and protective film (3, 4).
6 Turn the computer and printer on.
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2
3
4
* Models ML520, ML521, ML590 and ML591
Loading Paper
5 Place the wire guide (1) on the pull-up roller assembly (2).
Your printer has three print paths:
1
• Rear Feed for continuous forms (see below)
• Top Feed for single sheets (see “Loading Single-Sheet Paper”
under “Section 1: Getting Started” in the User’s Guide)
• Bottom Feed—requires optional pull/push tractors—for thick
multi-part forms, coninuous-form labels, cards, etc. (see
instructions provided with the optional tractor).
2
6 Press FF/LOAD (1).
1
Loading Rear Feed Paper
1 Move the paper lever (1) to the REAR position.
SEL
SEL
MENU
SHIFT
EXIT
POWER
1
ALARM
LF
FF/LOAD
Micro Feed
Down
Micro Feed
Up
GROUP
ITEM
TEAR
PARK
SET
PRINT
QUIET
TOF
MENU
7 Check the Top of Form (see below).
Important Notes
Regarding the Top of Form (TOF) Setting
2 Lift up the paper separator.
3 Load the paper on the tractors: pull levers (1) to unlock, open
covers (2), place paper holes on pins (3), close covers, adjust
distance between tractors and push levers back to lock.
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The Top of Form is where the printing begins on the page. The
factory setting is 1 inch down from the top of the page.
!
If you turn the platen knob when the printer is on, you
will cause the Top of Form to mis-align. Always shut the
printer off before turning the platen knob.
!
Use the red line on the
plastic paper shield (1)
on the printhead as a
guide to where the first
line will print..
!
The Top of Form and Forms Tear-Off settings of your
printer interact. How you set the Top of Form:
• Forms Tear-Off set to OFF (factory setting):
1. Press SEL to take the printer offline.
2. Press and hold SHIFT while pressing the LF (to set
TOF higher on page) or FF/LOAD (to set TOF lower
on page).
3. Hold SHIFT and press QUIET/TOF several times to
save the setting, then press SEL.
3
2
4 Close the paper separator.
!
2
1
• Forms Tear-Off set to ON:
1. Press SEL to take the printer offline, then press
TEAR to go to current TOF.
2. Press and hold SHIFT while pressing the LF (to set
TOF higher on page) or FF/LOAD (to set TOF lower
on page).
3. Hold SHIFT and press QUIET/TOF several times to
save the setting, then press SEL.
Your software may print the first line above or below
where the Top of Form (TOF) is set. If this happens,
adjust the TOF so that it is correct for your software.
Running the Font Test
Selecting a Printer Driver
Caution!
Wide Models ML521 & ML591:
If you are using 8½"-wide paper, switch to wide paper or make
sure the paper width for the path you are using is set to 8".
Otherwise, the test will print on the platen, which may damage
the printer.
To change the setting: Hold SHIFT and press SEL. Press
LF/GROUP until you see the paper path you are using. Press
FF/LOAD/ITEM until Page Width appears. Press TEAR/SET to
change the setting to 13.6". Hold SHIFT and press SEL to exit
the Menu. See “Menu Mode” under “Section 3: Using Your
Printer” in the on-line User’s Guide for more information.
!
See your software documentation for instructions on how to
install a printer driver.
Before you can use your printer, you must select the correct printer
driver in your software. If you select the wrong driver, you will see
strange characters, incorrect fonts, etc.
Printer Drivers for ML520 Series
Emulation
Select Driver*
IBM Proprinter III
(factory setting)
Okidata ML 520/1 IBM
IBM Proprinter III
IBM Proprinter II
IBM Proprinter
Epson FX
Okidata ML 520/1 Epson
Epson FX850/1050
Epson FX86/286
Epson FX
Okidata
MICROLINE Standard
Okidata Microline 520/521
Okidata Microline 320/321
Okidata Microline 292/293
1 Make sure paper is loaded.
2 Turn the printer off.
3 Press and hold the LF key while turning the printer back on.
A sample of available typefaces will print, then the test will end
automatically.
Setting the Emulation
Your printer has three emulations:
* Select a driver from as close to the top of the list as possible.
Models
Emulations
ML520, ML51
• IBM® Proprinter III—factory setting
• Epson® FX
• Okidata MICROLINE Standard
ML590, ML591
Printer Drivers for ML590 Series
®
• Epson LQ—factory setting
• IBM Proprinter
• IBM AGM
Emulation
Select Driver*
Epson LQ
(factory setting)
Okidata ML 590/1 Epson
Epson LQ 870/1170
Epson LQ 800/1000
Epson LQ 2500
IBM Proprinter
Okidata ML 590/1 IBM
IBM Proprinter X24e/XL24e
IBM Proprinter X24/XL24
IBM Proprinter
IBM X24e AGM/
XL24e AGM`
Use only when you’ve selected an IBM
Proprrinter X24e/SL24e driver and you need
to use Epson LQ high densiy graphics.
To set your printer to the appropriate emulation:
1 Make sure paper is loaded.
2 Press SHIFT + SEL to enter the Menu mode.
3 Press TEAR repeatedly until the emulation you wish to select
prints in the right-hand column, e.g.:
Printer Control
Emulation Mode
IBM Proprinter
4 Press SHIFT + SEL to save your setting and exit the Menu
mode.
* Select a driver from as close to the top of the list as possible.
!
You can obtain the Oki Data drivers by downloading them
from the web site at http://www.okidata.com.
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OKI and MICROLINE are registered trademarks of Oki Electric
Industry Company, Ltd.
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may be registered n certain jurisdictions.
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Corporation.
Microsoft is either a registered trademark or a trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
© 2001, Oki Data Americas, Inc.
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