User Guide MIP480 Mobile Impact Printer

User Guide MIP480 Mobile Impact Printer
User Guide
MIP480 Mobile Impact Printer
FCC Compliance Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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.
Canadian Compliance Statement
This digital apparatus is in conformity with standard NMB-003 of Canada.
Cet appareil numérique est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Radio and Television Interference
When installed at a certain location, the machine may cause interference with radio and television reception. If you notice flickering or distorted images or noises on your audio-visual units,
your machine maybe causing radio interference.
Switch it off, and if the interference disappears, the machine is the cause of radio interference.
Perform the following procedure until the interference is corrected.
• Move the machine and the TV and/or radio away from each other.
• Reposition or reorient the machine and TV and/or radio.
Unplug the machine, TV and/or radio, and re-plug them into outlets that operate on different circuits.
Reorient the TV and/or radio antennas and cables until the interference stops. For an
out-door antenna, ask your local electrician for support.
• Use coaxial cable antennas.
FCC warning: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notes
1. The use of a non-shielded parallel interface cable with the referenced device is prohibited.
The length of the parallel interface cable must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less. The length of
the serial interface cable must be 600 meters (1970 feet) or less.
2. The length of the power cord must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less.
Notice to Canadian Users
This digital apparatus does not exceed the class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This equipment is in the 2nd class category (information equipment to be used in a residential
area or an adjacent area thereto) and conforms to the standards set by the Voluntary Control
Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment aimed at preventing radio interference in such residential area.
When used near a radio or TV receiver, it may become the cause of radio interference. Read
the instructions for correct handling.
Table of Contents
Introduction
1-1
Features
1-2
Options
1-2
Paper Handling
2-1
Getting to Know the Printer’s Major Parts and the Control Panel
2-1
Operations of the Control Panel
2-4
Basic States of the Printer
2-4
Selecting Paper
2-7
Paper Specifications
Paper Size
Paper Thickness and Number of Copies
2-7
2-7
2-7
Overview of Paper Operations
Levers and keys used for Paper Handling
2-8
2-9
Adjusting for Paper Thickness
2-10
Using Continuous Forms
Positioning the Paper Stack
2-11
2-11
Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor)
2-12
Unloading Continuous Forms
Recovering from an Unexpected Unloading Operation
2-14
2-14
Automatic-Tear-Off Advancing
2-14
Manual Tear-Off Advancing
2-14
Using Single Sheets
2-16
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper
2-16
Ejecting Single Sheets
2-17
Feeding and Positioning Paper
Print Area Definition
Form Feed
2-18
2-18
2-19
Switching Paper Types
Switching from Continuous Forms to Single Sheets
Switching from Single Sheets to Continuous Forms
2-20
2-20
2-21
Tips on Paper Handling
General Tips
Multipart Forms
2-21
2-21
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Printing
3-1
Using the Control Panel
3-1
Starting or Stopping Printing
Starting Printing
Stopping and Viewing Printing
Resuming Printing
Resuming from a Paper-Out
3-2
3-2
3-2
3-2
3-2
Removing Printed Pages
Removing Single Sheets
3-3
3-3
Sleep Mode
Entering Sleep Mode
Leaving Sleep Mode
3-4
3-4
3-4
Using Special Mode
Special Mode Functions
Entering Special Mode
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4-1
4-1
4-2
Set-Up Mode Function
How Set-Up Works
Entering the Set-Up Mode
Overview of the Set-Up Mode
Options with Pre-determined Values
Options with Undetermined Values
Points to Remember
Macro Options and Values
INSTALL Options and Values
Safe Panel
Recalling Factory Settings
Exiting and Saving
4-3
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-7
4-8
4-10
4-11
4-16
4-18
4-18
4-19
Using the Diagnostic Functions
Print Configuration Function
Printing Test Function
Hex Dump Mode
Printing Alignment Adjustment
Top Adjustment Function
Setting of The First Dot Position on The Left Side Function
4-20
4-20
4-22
4-23
4-24
4-26
4-28
Changing Menu Access Options
MENU ACCESS Option and Values
4-30
4-30
Setting Setup Mode to Default Value (Standard)
4-31
Setting Setup Mode to Default Value (6820 Mode)
4-31
Set-Up Mode Quick Reference
4-32
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Maintenance
5-1
Cleaning
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer
Cleaning the Paper Bail Rollers
Cleaning the Print Head
5-1
5-1
5-2
5-3
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
Removing the Ribbon Cartridge
Installing the Ribbon
5-4
5-4
5-5
Replacing the Print Head
5-6
Trouble-Shooting
6-1
Solving problems
6-1
Print Quality Problems and Solutions
6-2
Paper Handling Problems and Solutions
6-3
Operating Problems and Solutions
6-4
Printer Failures
6-5
Diagnostic Functions
Checking Vertical Alignment
6-5
6-5
Supplies and Options
A-1
Supplies
A-1
Options
A-1
Printer and Paper Specifications
B-1
Printer Specifications
B-1
Physical Specifications
B-1
Functional Specifications
B-3
Performance Specifications
B-6
Paper Specifications
B-7
Print Area
B-7
Paper Thickness
B-9
Command Sets
C-1
Interface Information
D-1
Removing the Connectivity Cover
D-1
Serial Interface
D-2
Serial Options
D-3
Buffer Control
D-4
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USB Interface (Universal Serial Bus)
Features
D-5
D-5
Bluetooth Wireless Interface
D-6
IEEE 802.11B/G Wireless Interface (Option)
D-6
Character Sets
E-1
Common to IBM Proprinter Emulation and Epson-EP2 Emulation E-1
Code Page 437
E-2
Code Page 437 Greek
E-2
Code Page 850
E-3
Code Page 851
E-3
Code Page 852
E-4
Code Page 853
E-4
Code Page 855
E-5
Code Page 857
E-5
Code Page 858
E-6
Code Page 860
E-6
Code Page 863
E-7
Code Page 864
E-7
Code Page 865
E-8
Code Page 866
E-8
Code Page 869
E-9
Code Page 920
E-9
Code Page 923
E-10
Code Page USSR GOST
E-10
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IBM Proprinter Emulation
E-11
IBM Set 1 and 2
IBM Set 1
IBM Set 2
E-11
E-11
E-11
Epson-EP2 Emulation
National Character Sets
Common Characters
National Characters
E-12
E-12
E-12
E-13
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Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing the Tally Mobile Impact Printer 480 (MIP480). This printer is an
80 column, 24 wire, serial dot matrix printer specifically designed as a robust output device for
use in vehicular applications. This compact, versatile printer offers maximum compatibility with
today’s software packages and personal computers. The 24-wire print head provides crisp,
clear printing of invoices and documents. This printer is also easy to install and use.
Mobile Impact Printer 480
1-1
Introduction
Features
Key printer features and options are listed in the next two sections.
• Software compatibility. This printer operates with IBM Proprinter XL24E and Epson-EP2
emulations.
• Various character sets. For IBM Mode: IBM Set 1 and Set 2. For EPSON Mode: 15 National
Character Sets.
• Multiple fonts. The printer has thirteen resident fonts: Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier,
Bold, Prestige, Script, Orator, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B, Sans Serif H and Roman T. Two scalable fonts – Roman and Sans Serif.
• High-speed printing. At 10 cpi, print speed ranges from 400 cps for high-speed draft quality
to 133 cps for letter quality.
• 64K bytes of input buffer. 64K bytes are available for storing input data and downloading
custom fonts.
• Simple switching of paper types. The ability to “park” continuous forms to switch between
continuous forms and single sheets.
• Two positions capability. The printer may be mounted vertically on a panel or seat back in
a standard transportation vehicle, or horizontally on the passenger seat or other location.
The push tractor feeds the continuous forms.
• Automatic tear-off advancing. With factory settings of the Set-Up mode, continuous forms’
perforations are automatically advanced up to the tear bar at the end of each job so that
forms can be torn off.
• Auto viewing. Paper (continuous forms or single sheets) is automatically advanced at the
end of each printing so that the last printed line can be read.
• Maintenance-free. The printer only requires periodic cleaning and changing of the ribbon
cartridge.
Options
Printer configurations are available with:
• 802.11B Wireless Ethernet.
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Paper Handling
This chapter explains how your printer handles paper. Topics covered are:
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Getting to know the printer’s major parts and the control panel
Selecting paper
Overview of paper operations
Adjusting for paper thickness
Using single sheets
Using continuous forms
Feeding and positioning paper
Switching paper types
Tips for paper handling are given at the end of this chapter. Check that section if you are
using multipart forms, invoices, envelopes, or labels.
Getting to Know the Printer’s Major Parts
and the Control Panel
This section describes the major parts and controls of the printer and operations of the
control panel. Take a moment to become familiar with the printer.
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Paper Handling
Front View
1 Top Cover
2 Cut Sheet Edge
3 Power Supply Connector (to connect to the vehicle battery)
4 Control Panel (to load and feed paper, select print features, or change the printer’s
optional settings)
5 Single Sheet Edge Guides (to adjust location of single sheets)
6 Easy Load Platforms
7 Tractor Doors (to hold and feed continuous forms)
8 Front/Bottom
Control Panel
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Paper Handling
Front
Rear
Left Side View
1 Power Switch
2 Cover Latch (to secure top cover)
3 Forms Tractors (to hold and feed continuous forms)
4 Paper Guides (to guide single sheets)
5 Paper Exit Slot and Tear Edge
6 Top Cover – Rear
7 Single Sheet Tray (Shown in down Position)
Bottom View
8 Interface Connectors (or Wireless Adapters if installed)
Vertical Position
Bottom View
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Paper Handling
Operations of the Control Panel
This section summarizes status indications and operations of the control panel in Normal
mode. For details on Set-Up mode, see Chapter 4, “Using Set-Up Mode.”
Normal mode operation includes everyday operations, such as paper handling, font
selection, macro selection, and protocol selection. The first table lists basic states represented by the Ready and Fault indicators. The second table lists Normal mode operations and required user response. Operations are listed by functions.
Basic States of the Printer
Indicator
Status
Printer Status
Ready
On
The printer is ready for printing or the printer is receiving
or printing data.
Blinking
The printer is not ready and holds printing data.
Off
The printer is not ready and it does not hold printing
data.
On
The printer is out of paper.
Blinking slowly
The printer has detected an operational error: paper
jam, interface error, carriage error, paper unloading
error, etc.
Blinking fast
The printer detected diagnostic errors at power-up.
Fault
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Paper Handling
Operation
Required Conditions*1
Required Action
Ready
Printing*2
Fault
Load continuous forms
paper
—
Not printing
On
Press FF/LOAD.
Load single sheet paper
—
Not printing
On
Paper is automatically
detected and advanced (autoloading) when it is first
inserted. In this mode, if the
FF key is pushed, the inserted
sheet will be ejected from the
printer and the Fault LED will
light, indicating paper out
condition.
Feed paper a page
—
Not printing
Off
Press FF/LOAD.
Advance perforation to
tearbar
—
Not printing
Off
Press READY.
Eject single-sheet
paper
—
Not printing
Off
Press FF/LOAD. The Fault
LED will light, indicating a
paper out condition.
Unload continuousforms paper
—
Not printing
Off
Press Park.
Pause printing
On
Printing
Off
Press READY
Resume printing
Blinking
Not printing
Off
Press READY
Resume printing after a
fault
Off
Not printing
On
Clear error and press READY.
Resume printing after
paper out
Off
Not printing
On
Load paper.
Place printer in Ready
state
Off
Not printing
Off
Press READY
Place printer in pause
state
On
—
Off
Press READY
Enter Normal mode
N/A
N/A
N/A
Turn power on without pressing any keys
Enter Sleep mode
N/A
Not printing
N/A
Press POWER/SLEEP for five
seconds
Leave Sleep mode
N/A
Not printing
N/A
Press POWER/SLEEP for
one second
Printing test
N/A
N/A
N/A
Turn power on while pressing
FF/LOAD key.
Use the adjustment
temporarily
Off
—
Off
Press ALT-NEXT.
Use the adjustment
permanently
Off
—
Off
Press SETUP/EXIT.
Clear the adjustment
Off
—
Off
Press ALT-PREVIOUS.
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Paper Handling
Operation
Required Conditions*1
Required Action
Ready
Printing*2
Fault
Enter Set-Up mode
N/A
N/A
N/A
Turn power on while pressing
SETUP/EXIT.
Move cursor to select a
Set-Up Function or
Value
Off
Not printing
Off
Press NEXT or PREVIOUS
key.
Move cursor to select a
Set-Up Option
Off
Not printing
Off
Press NEXT or PREVIOUS
key.
Select a Set-Up Function or Value
Off
Not printing
Off
Press ALT-NEXT or ALTPREVIOUS key.
Select a Set-Up Value
and move cursor to
SAVE&EXIT
Off
Not printing
Off
Press SETUP/EXIT.
Clear software-detected
errors
—
—
Blinking
Press SETUP/EXIT
Initialize the printer
—
—
—
Turn power off and on again.
*1 In Normal mode operation, all keys except READY are inactive in the Busy state in which the printer is receiving or printing
data.
*2 Not printing includes the following situations: the printer is ready and awaiting data, or the READY key is pressed and the
printer is awaiting data, or the READY key is pressed during printing.
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Paper Handling
Selecting Paper
The printer can handle either single sheets or continuous forms. Single sheets, also
called cut sheets, include envelopes and non-continuous, multipart forms. Continuous
forms include labels and multipart forms fed into the printer using the forms tractors.
For best results, use paper that meets the specifications listed in the following table. (See
Appendix B, “Printer and Paper Specifications,” for detailed specifications.) If you are
unsure of the suitability of a particular type of paper, try testing the paper or consult your
dealer.
Paper Specifications
Paper Size
Parameter
Fixed Unit
Portable Unit
Width -- Cut Sheet
102 to 267 mm
102 to 248 mm
Width -- Fan-Fold
102 to 216 mm
102 to 216 mm
Length
102 mm or greater
102 to 279 mm
Thickness
Up to 0.35 mm
Up to 0.35 mm
Paper Thickness and Number of Copies
Description
Thickness
0.35 mm (0.014 in) maximum total thickness.
Copies
1 to 3 copies, including the original. For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon counts as a copy.
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Paper Handling
Overview of Paper Operations
The following levers and keys are used in paper handling. Lift the cover to locate these
levers inside the printer.
• Print Gap lever on the left side under the cover
• Paper Select lever on the right side under the cover
The following figure shows the location of each lever, indicators, and keys:
Print Gap Lever
Paper Select
Lever
• All keys on the control panel for primary and alternative functions are labeled below
and above respectively.
Control
keys
Control
Panel
Indicator
Lights
Printer Controls and keys
2-8
Paper Handling
The following table summarizes the use of levers and keys in paper handling. More
detailed information is provided later in this chapter.
CAUTION: To load or feed paper, the printer must be:
• In the Ready state but not receiving or printing data
• In the Pause state
Levers and keys used for Paper Handling
Lever/key
Purpose
Action
FF/LOAD
Form Feed
Press FF/LOAD to execute a form
feed. Continuous forms are fed
forward by one page. Single sheets
are ejected.
Load paper
Press FF/LOAD to feed paper to the
top of form position.
PARK
Unload forms
Press PARK to retract continuous
forms to the “park position.”
SETUP/EXIT + ALT
Enter Top-of-Form (TOF)
Adjustment mode
Press SETUP/EXIT and ALT at the
same time to enter TOF Adjustment
mode where the paper loading position can be adjusted. See Top-ofForm Adjustment later in this chapter.
Paper select lever *
Select paper path
Move the paper select lever backward for continuous sheets. Move the
paper select lever forward for single
forms.
* The following graphics are engraved on the casing.
Continuous Forms
Single Sheet
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Paper Handling
Adjusting for Paper Thickness
The printer can handle paper with different thicknesses, including multipart forms with up
to four parts (original plus three copies). For details on paper thickness specifications,
see Appendix B “Printer and Paper Specifications.”
The Print Gap lever, located on the left under the cover, allows you to adjust for different
paper thicknesses. Be sure to adjust the Print Gap lever whenever you change the
number of copies being printed.
The print gap lever has twelve settings.
Moving the Print Gap lever to front of printer reduces the Print Gap.
Larger Print Gap
Thicker Form Print Gap Lever Thinner Form
Smaller Print Gap
Rear of Printer Left Side View Front of Printer
Adjusting the Print Gap Lever
Important: Open Print Gap lever to maximum to replace ribbon.
CAUTION: If printing smears, the ribbon misfeeds, or the paper jams, move the lever
one position wider.
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Paper Handling
Using Continuous Forms
Continuous forms paper, fanfolded at the horizontal perforations, is ideal for printing
rough drafts, long files, forms and invoices. The paper is fed into the printer using the
forms tractor unit. The Push tractor is at the front/bottom of the printer. The paper is
loaded and adjusted via keys. The forms may be advanced to tear off position by operator
or automatically through a timeout.
Positioning the Paper Stack
Place the stack of continuous forms paper as shown in the picture below.
Side View
Continuous Form Paper Stack
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Paper Handling
Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor)
This section explains how to use continuous forms with a push tractor at rear (or bottom,
depending on printer orientation). Paper is loaded and adjusted via keys. Forms may be
advanced to tear off feature by operator or by host.
To load continuous forms paper:
1 Make sure that the printer is turned on. Remove any single-sheet paper from the
printer.
2 If necessary, readjust the Print Gap lever for continuous forms. (See the section
“Adjusting for Paper Thickness” earlier in this chapter.)
3 Move the paper select lever backward to Continuous Paper position.
Rear of Printer
Paper Select Lever
Continuous
Single Sheet
Front of Printer
NOTE: For improved viewing of tractors, you may move the Paper Support to the fullup (Position 3) position. After loading the paper, move it back to the full-down
(Position 1) position.
4 Release the tractor locking levers by pulling them up. Once the right forms tractor is
positioned, lock it by pushing down its locking lever.
Tractor Door
Tractor Locking Lever
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Paper Handling
5 Raise the tractor doors and fit the first two paper feed holes onto the right tractor pins.
6 Holding paper against the Easy-Load Platform, fit the paper into the tractor. Close the
tractor Door. Repeat the procedure for the left tractor and adjust the left forms tractor
to accommodate the width of the form.
7 Move the left tractor to make the paper flat. Do not stretch the paper too taut. Push
the left locking lever down to secure the tractor in place.
8 Press the FF/LOAD key to advance the paper to the top-of-form position from which
printing can start. The printer is automatically placed in the Ready State.
9 Press the READY key to place the printer on line. Print a sample page and check the
page margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Move the forms tractors as required with paper parked.
• Top-of-form setting. Use the printer Set-Up mode (see Chapter 4, “using the SetUp Mode”).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer Set-Up mode (see Chapter 4,
“using Set-Up Mode”).
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Paper Handling
Unloading Continuous Forms
To unload continuous forms:
1 Make sure that the Paper Select lever is set to the continuous forms position.
2 Press the PARK key. The continuous forms paper is retracted to the park position. If
the paper cannot be retracted in one operation, continue to press the PARK key until
the paper is parked.
NOTE: The printer can retract continuous forms-paper by a recommended maximum
of 25.4 cm (11 inches) per operation
3 To remove the paper, raise the Tractor Doors and lift out the paper.
Recovering from an Unexpected Unloading Operation
If you have accidentally pressed the PARK key, you can cancel this operation in two ways
only if this unexpected operation was unsuccessful (the paper was not actually parked,
and the Fault indicator is blinking).
• Press the READY key. The printer switches to the Ready state and the paper moves
according to the setting of the Set-Up option.
• Press the FF/LOAD key. The paper moves back to the place it was positioned before
you pressed the PARK key.
Automatic-Tear-Off Advancing
Your printer has a tear bar that allows you to tear off printed pages without wasting paper.
The tear bar is at the rear edge of the paper exit slot.
Your printer is factory-set for automatic tear-off. When a printing job ends (including a
form feed command), the bottom perforation of the last printed page is automatically positioned in front of the tear bar. The printed page may now be pulled against the tear bar
of the tope cover. You can change the positioning delay from one to five seconds, using
the Set-Up mode.
Manual Tear-Off Advancing
If you have set the TEAR option of the INSTALL function to MANUAL, tear off the paper
by:
1 Press the READY to put the printer in pause mode. The printer will position the paper
perforation in front of the tear bar.
CAUTION: If the paper perforation is not positioned in front of the tear bar, the length
of your paper may not be specified correctly in your software or the SetUp mode. Check that the paper length is specified correctly. For information on specifying page length using the Set-Up mode, see Chapter 4,
“Using Set-Up Mode.”
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Paper Handling
2 Tear the paper off at the perforation by pulling the paper to the rear, against the tear
edge.
Tearing Off Continuous Forms
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Paper Handling
Using Single Sheets
This section describes how to load paper in the Single Sheet Paper Tray. The Single
Sheet Paper Tray allows paper to be loaded manually, one sheet at a time.
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper
To load a sheet of paper using the Single sheet Paper Tray:
1 Make sure that the printer is turned on. Check that tractor-fed continuous forms are
retracted to the park position. (For details, see the section, “Unloading Continuous
Forms,” later in this chapter.)
2 If necessary, reset the Print Gap lever. (See the section, “Adjusting for Paper Thickness,” earlier in this chapter.)
3 Move the Paper Select lever toward front of printer. (This lever is at the right under
the cover.)
4 Raise the Single Sheet Paper Tray until it locks in Paper Support Position 2.
5 Line up the right sliding edge guide with the notch on the Paper Support. Adjust the
left sliding edge guide to the width of the paper. Insert the sheet into the raised Paper
Support. Make sure that the bottom edge of the paper engages snugly with the platen.
The paper will automatically advance to the top-of-form position if the Single Sheet
Load option of the Set-Up mode is set to Automatic.
NOTE: The factory setting for the Single Sheet Load option is automatic loading after
paper detection. If you set this option to manual, you will have to press FF/
LOAD to feed the paper.
Paper Support Position 1
Operating and tear-off
using continuous forms
Paper Support Position 2
Loading Single Sheets
6 Place the printer in the Ready state. Print a sample page and check the page margins.
Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guides if required.
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Paper Handling
• Top-of-form setting. Use the printer Set-Up mode (see Chapter 4, “Using Set-Up
Mode,”).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer Set-Up mode (see Chapter 4,
“Using Set-Up Mode”).
Ejecting Single Sheets
If you print using software which inserts a form feed at the end of each page, each sheet
is ejected automatically upon the completion of the page printing. To manually eject
sheets of paper:
• Press the FF key to execute a forward form feed.
NOTE: If the printing job does not include a form feed command, the paper is automatically fed so that you can see the last printed line.
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Paper Handling
Feeding and Positioning Paper
Print Area Definition
• Top-of-Form: This value defines the distance between the edge of the paper and the
place where you allow the printing to begin (position of line number 1). You can adjust
this distance according to the condition of your paper (for example, pre-printed forms).
When you load the paper, the printer feeds the paper to this position, waiting for printing commands.
• Form Length: Set the corresponding Set-Up option (FORM LENGTH) according to the
actual physical page length (distance between two perforations for continuous forms).
This will allow the printer to know exactly where the print head is and to position it at
the same position when a form feed occurs.
• Top line: This is the line where the printing actually starts. To define a top margin,
select the number of this line within Set-Up mode (TOP MRGN option). Example: In
the following picture, TOP MRGN option is set to 3.
• Bottom line: This is the line where the printing actually stops. To define a bottom
margin, select the number of this line within Set-Up mode (BOTTOM MRG option).
Example: In the following picture, BOTTOM MRG option is set to 50.
• Left column: This is the column where the printing actually starts. To define a left
margin, select the number of this column within Set-Up mode (LEFT MARGN option).
Example: In the following picture, LEFT MARGN option is set to 4.
• Print area: Print area defined by the corresponding Set-Up options: Form Length, Topof-Form, Top Margin, and Bottom Margin.
• Paper perforation: The perforation defines the physical page length.
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Paper Handling
Print Area Definition
Form Feed
Use the form feed function to move paper forward. This function is valid whenever the
printer is not receiving or printing data and has no fault. Pressing the FF/LOAD key feeds
the paper to the next Top-of-form position.
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Paper Handling
Switching Paper Types
If you have more than one type of job, it is often necessary to switch between continuous
forms and single sheets. This section explains how to switch between paper types. It is
not necessary to remove the continuous forms paper from the printer.
Switching from Continuous Forms to Single Sheets
To switch from continuous forms to single sheets:
1 Tear off your printed pages.
2 Retract the forms paper to the park position by pressing the Park key. The Fault indicator turns on.
CAUTION: Retracting many pages by using the Park key without tearing off may
cause paper jams. To avoid damage to your printed pages, be sure to tear
off the printed pages before retracting the continuous forms paper.
3 Move the Paper Select lever to the single sheet position.
4 Raise the Paper tray support and guide to tray position 2. (For details, see the section,
“Using Single Sheets,” earlier in this chapter.) Put a sheet of paper on the Paper
support and guide with its bottom edge aligned with the platen. The paper is automatically detected and advanced (if the Single Sheet Load Option is set to automatic)
when it is first inserted to the top-of-form position. In this mode, if the FF/LOAD key is
pushed, the inserted sheet will be ejected from the printer and the Fault LED will light,
indicating a paper out condition.
You are now ready to print using single sheets.
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Paper Handling
Switching from Single Sheets to Continuous Forms
To switch from single sheets to continuous forms:
1 If a sheet of paper is loaded, remove the paper by pressing the FF/LOAD key.
2 Move the Paper Select lever to the continuous forms position.
3 Press the FF/LOAD key. The continuous forms paper advances from the park position to the top-of-form position.
You are now ready to print using continuous forms paper.
Tips on Paper Handling
General Tips
• Use high-quality paper. Do not use paper that is wrinkled or curled at the edges.
• Do not use paper with staples or metal parts.
• Do not use paper with unpredictable variations in thickness, such as paper with partial
multilayers, paper with embossed printing.
• Store paper in a clean, dry environment.
Multipart Forms
• Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets if possible. Printing tends to become
misaligned on the bottom sheet.
• Set the paper thickness lever to best accommodate the multipart form thickness.
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Printing
This chapter describes the following typical printing operations:
• Starting, stopping, or resuming printing and viewing last printed lines
• Removing printed pages
The PARK, LOAD and the READY keys are used for these operations, which are described in detail in this section. For a summary of the operation of these keys, see the section, “Getting to Know the Printer’s Major Parts and the Control Panel,” in Chapter 2,
“Paper Handling.”
Instructions for loading and handling paper are also given in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling.”
This chapter also describes how to set the printer into the sleep mode.
Using the Control Panel
Some print features can be selected from the control panel. These features are, two predetermined sets (macros) of print features, and two emulations.
Printer Control Panel
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Printing
Starting or Stopping Printing
Starting Printing
Before you start to print, make sure that paper is loaded. Also, verify that the Print Gap
lever is set to the appropriate position.
To start printing, make sure that the Ready indicator is lit (the printer is ready). If not so,
press the READY key to place the printer in the Ready state. Start your print job.
Stopping and Viewing Printing
To stop printing, press the READY key to place the printer in the Pause state. The printer
stops after printing the current and next lines. You can also use your software to stop printing, but there will be a slight delay before printing stops. After the printer enters the Pause state, it still receives data until the print buffer becomes full of new data.
CAUTION: The data in the print buffer will be lost if you turn the printer off.
When the printer stops printing, the paper is advanced to the viewing position so that you
can view the last printed lines. This function is valid for single sheets and continuous
forms in push-tractor feed mode.
Resuming Printing
To resume printing, press the READY key again. If the paper is advanced for viewing, it
is backed up to the previous position before printing. To cancel printing, use the cancel
commands provided by your software or computer. To clear the print buffer, turn the printer off.
CAUTION: Any data sent to the print buffer before you canceled printing will be lost.
Resuming from a Paper-Out
The printer can “sense” when paper runs out. The printer stops printing and lights the
Fault indicator. To resume printing when paper runs out, follow the procedures described
below:
1 Install paper on the forms tractor unit or on the cut sheet stand as described in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling.”
2 To load the first sheet of paper, press the FF/LOAD key for continuous forms. Single
sheets are automatically loaded unless you change the factory default setting. The
Fault indicator will turn off and the printer resumes printing.
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Printing
Removing Printed Pages
This section describes the best methods for removing single sheets or continuous forms
paper after printing.
Removing Single Sheets
When you print using software, the printer automatically ejects each sheet of paper when
the end of the printed page is reached. To eject sheets manually:
• Press the FF/Load key to execute a form feed.
NOTE: Proper use of the Tear-off function requires the paper be positioned at Top of
Form either by software command (form Feed) or by pressing the FF/Load
key.
If you have set the TEAR option to MANUAL, use the READY key to control the Tear-Off
function.
NOTE: See the section “Tearing Off Continuous Forms” in Chapter 2, “Paper
Handling”.
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Printing
Sleep Mode
The printer has a power saving feature (Sleep Mode). If the printer is in sleep mode state,
the power consumption is lowered to 2W instead of 7W in normal mode. This feature is
usefull if you want to save energy of the car battery.
If the printer receives data while in sleep mode, it automatically is set to normal mode and
ready to print.
NOTE: If any interface is connected to the parallel port of the printer, this interface will
be turned off while entering the power saving condition.
Entering Sleep Mode
To enter the Sleep Mode:
• Press and hold depressed the POWER/SLEEP key for five seconds to enter Sleep
Mode.
NOTE: You can adjust the duration of time after which the printer automatically enters
Sleep Mode in Set-Up mode via the option <PWRDWNHRS>. See the section
“INSTALL Options and Values” in Chapter 4, “Using Special Mode”.
While in sleep mode, the READY LED blinks slowly (all 5 seconds), all other LEDs of the
control panel are off.
Leaving Sleep Mode
To leave the Sleep Mode:
• Press the POWER/SLEEP key for one second to leave Sleep Mode or send data to
the serial, USB or internal Bluetooth module.
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Using Special Mode
Your Mobile Printer has two operation modes:
• The Normal mode is used for daily operations like paper handling and printing as explained in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling," and Chapter 3, “Printing.”
• The Special mode is used to change the printer settings.
The following table summarizes the purpose of each function.
Special Mode Functions
Function
Purpose
Setup Mode
Change the Printer setting
Print Configuration
Print the Printer Configuration
To check your settings by printing a list of all the printer’s currently selected values.
Printing Test
Run the printing test
Hex Dump Mode
Hex-dump allows you to determine whether the computer is
sending the correct commands to the printer
Printing Alignment Adjustment
Perform adjustment Bi-directional alignment
Top of Form Adjustment
Perform adjustment of Top of Form
Setting of The First Dot Position on The Left Side
Change the left margin fine adjustment
Menu-Access
Restricts access to Set-Up functions from the control panel
Setting Setup Mode to
Default Value (Standard)
Resets factory settings in MACRO and INSTALL for standard
Setting Setup Mode to
Default Value (6820)
Resets factory settings in MACRO and INSTALL for 6820
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Entering Special Mode
To enter Special mode:
1 Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper
select lever is set backward.
2 Turn the printer off.
3 Turn the printer back on while pressing each keys.
Function
Load/
FF
Park
Alt
•
Setup Mode
•
Print Configuration
Printing Test
•
•
Hex Dump Mode
Printing Alignment Adjustment
•
•
•
•
Top Adjustment
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Ready/
Clear
Setting of The First Dot Position on The Left
Side
•
Menu-Access
•
•
•
Setting Setup Mode to Default Value (Standard)
•
Setting Setup Mode to Default Value (6820)
•
•
•
•
•
Using Special Mode
Set-Up Mode Function
The Set-Up mode allows you:
• To define a user environment, Macro, which is a printer operating environment for your
application software. The printer operating environment includes the emulation, font,
horizontal and vertical pitches, page length and margins, line mode, and printing direction. It also includes emulation dependent options like the character set.
• To define general installation parameters related to the integration in your environment
(e.g., menu language, tear-off control, auto-load control, and interface).
• To recall all the factory settings (including the user environment and installation parameters).
• To define what kind of settings modifications are allowed to avoid accidentally changing of Set-Up values.
NOTE: You may want to use the flowchart at the end of this chapter for quick reference. The flowchart lists all printer Set-Up functions, options, and values.
How Set-Up Works
The Set-Up mode consists of Set-Up functions which correspond to the printer settings
described in the previous page. Each function generally has many options which correspond to the print features to be changed. Each option includes many parameters values
to be selected. All the Set-Up functions, options, and values are printed in a logical sequence on the paper when you enter the Set-Up mode, including the usage of keys. You
can perform all the Set-Up operations by using keys on the control panel in the following
order:
• Navigating through the option menu structure.
• Selecting a new value for an option.
• Saving your new printer configuration (permanently or temporarily).
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Using Special Mode
Entering the Set-Up Mode
To enter the Set-Up mode:
1 Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper
select lever is set backward.
2 Turn the printer off.
3 Turn the printer back on while pressing the READY key.
Buttons
Set-Up Action
1
NEXT
PREVIOUS
ALT-NEXT
ALT-PREVIOUS
SETUP/EXIT
Move cursor Down to the next Function or Value
Move cursor Up to the next Function or Value
Select the Option or Value and Move cursor Right
Select the Option or Value and Move cursor Left
Select the Option or value and Move to SAVE&EXIT
2
FUNCTIONS
MACRO
The initial printout contains a header, help menu 1, and <FUNCTIONS> menu 2. The
header tells you that the printer is in the Set-Up mode. The help menu provides a quick
summary of how to use keys in the Set-Up mode.
The <FUNCTIONS> menu 2 is started from MACRO.
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Overview of the Set-Up Mode
Your Mobile Printer has five functions menu in setup mode.
When you press the NEXT KEY or PREVIOUS KEY, the following next or previous
<FUNCTIONS> menu is printed:
<FUNCTIONS>
MACRO
INSTALL
SAFE PANEL
RCALL-FACT
SAVE&EXIT
The following table summarizes the purpose of each function.
Set-Up Mode Functions
Function
Description
MACRO
Assigns print features to MACRO
INSTALL
Changes the Set-Up menu language, computer interface, and
paper feed control options
SAFE PANEL
READY, PARK and LOAD require the ALT key to be used as a two
key operation for these functions
RCALL-FACT
Resets factory settings in MACRO and INSTALL
SAVE&EXIT
Exits the Set-Up mode and saves any changes made in the Set-Up
mode
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To select a function from the <FUNCTIONS> menu:
1 Repeatedly press the NEXT key or the PREVIOUS key to position the function you
require.
2 Press the ALT-NEXT key or the ALT-PREVIOUS key to select the function. The printer prints the first option. The MACRO, INSTALL and SAFE PANEL functions contain
options that have selectable values. The other functions have neither options nor values. Repeatedly press the NEXT key or the PREVIOUS key to position the option you
require.
The first four Macro options are shown below.
<FUNCTIONS>
MACRO
<EMULATIONS>
<EMUL SERIAL>
<EMUL USB>
<EMUL WIRELESS>
3 Press the ALT-NEXT key or the ALT-PREVIOUS key to select the option. The printer
prints the first value. Repeatedly press the NEXT key or the PREVIOUS key to position the value you require.
The EMUL WIRELESS values are shown below.
<FUNCTIONS>
MACRO
<EMULATION>
<EMUL SERIAL>
<EMUL USB>
<EMUL WIRELESS>
EPSON-EP2
IBM2390+
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Options with Pre-determined Values
For some options, you can choose among a limited set of pre-determined values. To select such a value:
1 Repeatedly press the NEXT key or the PREVIOUS key to position the value you require.
2 Press the ALT-PREVIOUS key to select the value. The printer prints the current option.
3 After selecting the desired values, press the SETUP/EXIT key to reprint the <FUNCTIONS> SAVE&EXIT.
Example: Changing the Vertical Pitch
To become familiar with the Set-Up mode, try the following example. This example shows
how to change the vertical pitch in Macro from 6 lines per inch to 8 lines per inch.
1 Enter the Set-Up mode.
Turn the printer off and back on while pressing the READY key.
2 Select the Macro function.
Wait for the printer to stop printing and press the ALT-NEXT key to select the Macro
function and print the <EMULATION> option.
3 Print the menu of the vertical pitch option.
Since you only want to change the vertical pitch, press the NEXT key repeatedly until
the <VERT PITCH> option is printed. Press the ALT-NEXT key to select the <VERT
PITCH> option and print its values.
4 Change the vertical pitch from 6 to 8 lines per inch.
Press the NEXT key once to position the 8 LPI. Press the ALT-PREVIOUS key to select 8 LPI. The option < VERT PITCH > is printed.
5 Exit the Macro function.
Since you do not want to make any other changes in MACRO, press the SETUP/EXIT
key. The <FUNCTIONS> SAVE&EXIT is reprinted.
6 Exit the Set-Up mode, saving the new vertical pitch.
Press the SETUP/EXIT key or the ALT-NEXT key or the ALT-PREVIOUS key to save
8 lines per inch as the new power-on default in Macro , and then exit Macro.
Press the SETUP/EXIT key again then the printer exits the Set-Up mode and returns
to the Ready state. These settings remain in effect until the next time they are
changed.
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Options with Undetermined Values
For some options, you can choose among a continuous range of many values. These options are identified as follows
• <XXX-No of INCH>, which means the unit of the range is the Inch.
• <XXX-No of COLM>, which means the unit of the range is the Column.
• <XXX-No of LINE>, which means the unit of the range is the Line.
Example: Changing the Left Margin
This example shows how to change the left margin in Macro from column 1 to column 20.
1 Enter the Set-Up mode.
Turn the printer off and back on while pressing the READY key.
2 Select the Macro function.
Wait for the printer to stop printing. Then press the ALT-NEXT key to select the Macro
function options.
3 Print the menu of the left margin option.
Since you only want to change the left margin, press the NEXT key or the PREVIOUS
key until the <LEFT MARGN> option is printed. Press the ALT-NEXT key to select the
< LEFT MARGN > option and print its values.
4 Change the left margin from column 1 to column 20.
Press the NEXT key nineteen times. When the key is released, the new value is printed next to the current value. If the new value is not 20 COL, repeat this operation. If
it is 20 COL, press the ALT-NEXT key to select 20 COL. 20 COL is underlined, and
the next option value is printed.
5 Exit the Macro function.
Since you do not want to make any other changes in MACRO, press the SETUP/EXIT
key. The <FUNCTIONS> SAVE&EXIT menu is then reprinted.
6 Exit the Set-Up mode, saving the new left margin.
Press the SETUP/EXIT key or the ALT-NEXT key or the ALT-PREVIOUS key to save
20 columns as the new power-on default in Macro and exit Macro.
Press the SETUP/EXIT key again then the printer exits the Set-Up mode and returns
to the Ready state. These settings remain in effect until the next time they are
changed.
The chart on the next page summarizes how to select options such as emulation and font
and how to use the functions that do not have options.
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Enter Set-Up mode:
Turn
power on with
READY pressed
T
i h READY
d
Printer prints help menu and
<FUNCTIONS> menu
Select functions
One of the following functions is selected
Press READY or
ALT-PREVIOUS
MACRO and INSTALL
Select values
SAFE PANEL
RECALL FACTORY
DEFAULTS
SAVE&EXIT
Press SAVE&EXIT, ALTNEXT, or ALT-PREVIOUS
Printer saves changes and
exits Set-Up mode.
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Points to Remember
• We recommend that you use continuous forms paper for printing in the Set-Up mode
because the output will exceed a single page. To load paper, use the FF/Load key.
• Whenever you enter the Set-Up mode, short help menus are printed at the top of the
page. Use the help menus for quick reference while in the Set-Up mode.
• When printing the option for each function, you can move either forward or backward
in the option list. To move forward (print the next option), press the NEXT key. To move
backward (print the previous option), press the PREVIOUS key.
• While in the <FUNCTIONS> menu or when selecting a function that contains options
and selectable values, press the SETUP/EXIT key to reprint the <FUNCTIONS> menu
SAVE&EXIT.
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Macro Options and Values
• Values in bold are the factory settings.
• Some settings are overridden by commands from the computer.
• Options that differ by emulation are described at the end of the table.
MACRO Options
Description
<EMULATION>
Select the same emulation as that selected by your software.
EPSON-EP2
Epson printers using the EP2 emulation
IBM 2390+
IBM 2390+ printers
6820
6820 mode (Standard model doesn’t support this functions)
PORT DEPEND
The printer selects emulation according to the active interface (such as serial, USB). See the next options.
<EMUL SERIAL>
Select an emulation for the Serial interface. This is invalid
and skipped when PORT DEPEND is not selected for the
<EMULATION> option.
Epson-EP2
EP2 (factory setting)
IBM 2390+
IBM Proprinter 2390+ printers
6820
Not valid in Standard model
<EMUL USB>
Select an emulation for USB interface. This is invalid and
skipped when PORT DEPEND is not selected for the
<EMULATION> option.
Epson-EP2
EP2 (factory setting)
IBM 2390+
IBM Proprinter 2390+ printers
6820
Not valid in Standard model
<EMUL WIRELESS>
Select an emulation for the Wireless interface. This is
invalid and skipped when PORT DEPEND is not selected
for the <EMULATION> option.
Epson-EP2
EP2 (factory setting)
IBM 2390+
IBM Proprinter 2390+ printers
6820
Not valid in Standard model
<EMUL BLUETOOTH>
Select an emulation for the Bluetooth interface. This is
invalid and skipped when PORT DEPEND is not selected
for the <EMULATION> option.
Epson-EP2
EP2 (factory setting)
IBM 2390+
IBM Proprinter 2390+ printers
6820
Not valid in Standard model
<FONT>
Select a font to be active when the power is turned on. For
fixed-spaced fonts, be sure to change the horizontal pitch
as well.
DRAFT
Draft font (lower resolution than letter quality, 3 times the
speed of letter quality)
COURIER
Courier font
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Using Special Mode
MACRO Options
ROMAN
ROMAN font
SANS SERIF
Sans Serif font
SCRIPT
Script font
BOLD
Bold font
GOTHIC
Gothic font
PRESTIGE
Prestige font
ORATOR
ORATOR font
OCR-A
OCR A font
OCR-B
OCR B font
<HORIZONTAL PITCH>## CPI
10,12, 15, 17, 20 or 24
(characters per horizontal inch)
<VERTICAL PITCH>## LPI
1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 12
(lines per vertical inch)
## LPCM
1, 2, or 4
(lines per centimeter)
<FORM LENGH>
Specify the length of the page in inches or by the number
of lines per page.
## INCHES
3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5, 11 (Letter size), 11 2/3 (A4 size),
12, 14, or 15
No of LINE
<LEFT MARGN>
No of COLM
<TOP OF FORM>
## /60 IN
<IGNORE FF>
NO
YES
<TOP MRGIN>
## LINES
<BOTTOM MRG>
## LINES
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Description
1 to 126 (66)
Number of lines per page
Specify the left margin by the number of the left column
(see “Print Area Definition” in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling.”
1 to 256
Number of the left column
Specify the top of form in 1/60 inches. See “Print Area Definition” in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling.”
0 to 99
Number of 1/60 inches
Specify whether to ignore a form feed when the current
position is at the top of a form.
Always perform a commanded form feed.
Ignore the form feed when at the top of a form.
Specify the number of the top line. See “Print Area Definition” in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling.”
1 to 126 (66)
Specify the number of the bottom line. See “Print Area Definition” in Chapter 2, “Paper Handling.”
1 to 256 (66)
Number of the bottom line
Using Special Mode
MACRO Options
Description
<LINE MODE>
Specify the effect of CR (Carriage Return) and LF (Line
Feed) codes.
CR=CR
CR=LF+CR
LF=LF
LF=LF+CR
CR=CR: No line feed is added to a carriage return
CR=LF+CR: A line feed is added to each carriage return.
LF=LF: No carriage return is added to a line feed.
LF=LF+CR: A carriage return is added to each line feed.
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MACRO Options
Description
<PRINT DIR>
UNIDIR
Unidirectional printing. Unidirectional printing is used for
printing that needs precise vertical alignment. Unidirectional printing is slower than bi-directional printing.
BIDIR
Bi-directional printing. The printer prints in either direction
while seeking the next print direction for a shorter print
time. The unidirectional command is ignored.
SOFT CONTROL
(Software Control)
The print direction follows a command from the computer.
If no command is sent, print direction is bi-directional.
=IBM&EPSON=========
The following are the Set-Up options for the IBM and
EPSON emulation only.
<CODE PAGE>
Selects the character set. Character sets can be used
according to the selected emulation.
Code Page
=IBM DEFLTS=========
The following are the Set-Up options for the IBM Proprinter
2390+ emulation only.
<IBM SET 1/2>
Specify a character set of the IBM Proprinter 2390+.
IBM SET 1
IBM character set 1
IBM SET 2
IBM character set 2
<IBM DBL HIGH>
Specify whether the character height is doubled. If specified, change the vertical pitch also.
NO
Standard character height
YES
Double character height
<IBM AGM>
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437, 850, 860, 863, 865, 851, 852, 853, 855, 857, 866,
869, USSR GOST, 864, 437G, 920, 858, 923
Specify whether the Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM) is
used; in other words, is the printer compatible with the IBM
Graphics printers?
NO
The base of line spacing is 1/72 inch or 1/216 inch.
YES
The base of line spacing is 1/60 inch or 1/180 inch.
=EPSON DFLTS=========
The following are the Set-Up options for the Epson-EP2
emulation only.
<E-CHR SET>
Select a national character set.
USA
American English
FRANCE
French
GERMANY
German
UK
British English
DENMARK1
Danish 1
SWEDEN
Swedish
ITALY
Italian
SPAIN1
Spanish 1
JAPAN
Japanese
NORWAY
Norwegian
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MACRO Options
Description
DENMARK2
Danish 2
SPAIN2
Spanish 2
LATIN AM
Latin American
< 6820 SEQ >
Select Parser control
NO
Disable 6820 control sequences
YES
Enable 6820 control sequences
< 6820 PROT >
Select Protocol mode
NO
Disable the 6820 protocol
YES
Enable the 6820 protocol
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INSTALL Options and Values
• Overprinted values are the factory settings.
INSTALL Options
Values
Specify a language to be used to print the
Set-Up menu functions and options.
<LANGUAGE>
ENGLISH
English
DEUTSCH
German
ESPANOL
Spanish
FRANCAIS
French
ITALIANO
Italian
Specify the (auto) start timing of tear off feeding.
<TEAR>
AUTO 1 SEC
1 second after data stops from the computer
AUTO 2 SEC
2 seconds after data stops from the computer
AUTO 3 SEC
3 seconds after data stops from the computer
AUTO 4 SEC
4 seconds after data stops from the computer
AUTO 5 SEC
5 seconds after data stops from the computer
MANUAL
Feed the paper for tear-off when the READY
key is pressed changing to pause mode.
NO TEAR
Tear off feeding is inhibited under any conditions.
Specify the (auto) start timing of single sheet
loading.
<S-SHEET LD>
AUTO 1 SEC
1 second after a single sheet is set on the
platen
AUTO 2 SEC
2 seconds after a single sheet is set on the
platen
AUTO 3 SEC
3 seconds after a single sheet is set on the
platen
AUTO 4 SEC
4 seconds after a single sheet is set on the
platen
AUTO 5 SEC
5 seconds after a single sheet is set on the
platen
MANUAL
Load a single sheet when the FF/Load key is
pressed.
Assign buffer memory as the input buffer.
<BUFFER>
2
KBYTE
2K bytes
8
KBYTE
8K bytes
16 KBYTE
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Description
16K bytes
Using Special Mode
INSTALL Options
Values
Description
32 KBYTE
32K bytes
64 KBYTE
64K bytes
NOTE: The larger the input buffer selected,
the smaller the download buffer becomes.
Even with 64K bytes of input buffer, a minimal
download buffer is provided. If you need a
larger capacity for downloading fonts, reduce
the input buffer.
Select the type of interface to the computer.
<I/F TYPE>
AUTO
Both interfaces are ready for communication.
The printer communicates with the interface
from which it first receives data. The interface
is active until the input buffer becomes empty.
SERIAL
RS-232 Serial interface
USB
USB interface
WIRELESS
Wireless interface
BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth interface
The baud rate is in bps (bits per second).
Select the same baud rate as that used by
your computer or modem.
<BAUD RATE>
4800 BPS
4800 Bits Per Second
9600 BPS
9600 Bits Per Second
19200 BPS
19200 Bits Per Second
38400 BPS
38400 Bits Per Second
Parity setting
Select the same word parity setting that is
used by your computer or modem.
<PARITY>
NONE
None causes transmission in both directions
without parity bit
ODD
The bytes are checked to ensure they have
odd parity.
EVEN
The bytes are checked to ensure they have
even parity.
Word Length setting
Select the same word length setting that is
used by your computer or modem.
<DATA BIT>
8 BIT
8 Data bits per data byte
7 BIT
7 Data bits per data byte
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Using Special Mode
INSTALL Options
Values
Description
Word Length setting
Select the same word length setting that is
used by your computer or modem.
<STOP BIT>
1 BIT
1 Stop bit per data byte
2 BIT
2 Stop bits per data byte
The ready/busy control method.
<BUFFER CTL>
DTR
Hardware control via the DTR lead.
XON/XOFF
Data control using DC1 and DC3 control
characters.
6820 PROT
For 6820 emulation
Disconnect on a fault condition
<DISC FAULT>
NO
Do not disconnect.
DROP DTR
DTR will change to inactive state.
PULSE DTR
DTR will pulse to inactive and then back to
the normal active state.
Sets time after which Sleep Mode is automatically activated
<PWRDWNHRS>
0
Disables Sleep Mode
1-96
Hours after which Sleep Mode is automatically activated
Safe Panel
• If the value of safe panel is “YES”, READY, PARK and LOAD require the ALT key to
be used as a two key operation for these functions in Normal Operation Mode of
printer.
• If the value of safe panel is “NO”, READY, PARK and LOAD key are operated as Normal Operation Mode, ALT key is not required.
Recalling Factory Settings
Factory settings are those settings pre-selected at the factory. To recall (reset) the factory
settings, select the RCALL-FACT function and press the ALT-NEXT key or the ALT-PREVIOUS key.
Options under the MACRO, INSTALL, and Adjustment functions are all initialized to the
factory settings.
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Exiting and Saving
This section describes how to exit the Set-Up mode while saving any changes you have
made.
To exit the Set-Up mode with the settings saved, first select the SAVE&EXIT function and
then press the ALT-NEXT key or the ALT-PREVIOUS key.
Any settings changed while in the Set-Up mode are saved as the new power-on defaults
for the printer. The new defaults remain active until you change them again.
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Using the Diagnostic Functions
Print Configuration Function
This function prints a list of all the printer’s currently selected values. This function is useful for checking the printer settings when you first enter the Set-Up mode or just before
you exit.
1 To enter the Printer Configuration mode:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the
paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while pressing the ALT key.
2 The printer starts to print a list of the currently selected values. The pre-selected factory settings are shown on the opposite page.
3 To exit the Printer Configuration mode: After the printer finishes printing the list of
values, press the SETUP/EXIT key.
4-20
Using Special Mode
Pr i nt er Conf i gur at i on
xxxxxxxxx
F/ W Ver si on V1. 00
I PL Ver si on V1. 03
CG Ver si on V1. 01
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
MACRO
Opt i ons
Val ue
---------------------------EMULATI ON
EPSON- EP2
EMUL SERI AL
EPSON- EP2
EMUL USB
EPSON- EP2
EMUL WI RELESS EPSON- EP2
EMUL BLUETOOTH
EPSON- EP2
FONT
DRAFT
HORZ PI TCH
10 CPI
VERT PI TCH
6 LPI
FORM LENGTH
11 I NCHES
LEFT MARGN
1 COL
TOP OF FORM
0 / 60 I N
I GNORE FF
YES
TOP MARGI N
1 LI NES
BOTTOM MARGI N66 LI NES
CR CODE
CR=CR
LF CODE
LF=LF+CR
PRI NT DI R
SOFT CONTRL
CODE PAGE
<I BM&EPSON>
CP 437
I - SET 1/ 2
I - DBL HI GH
I BM AGM
<I BM DEFLTS>
I BM SET 1
NO
NO
E- CHR SET
<EPSON DEFLTS>
USA
I NSTALL
Opt i ons
Val ue
---------------------------LANGUAGE
ENGLI SH
TEAR
AUTO 1 SEC
S- SHEET LD
AUTO 1 SEC
BUFFER
64 KBYTE
I / F TYPE
AUTO
BAUD RATE
9600 BPS
PARI TY
NONE
DATA BI T
8 BI T
STOP BI T
1
BUFFER CTL
DTR
DI SC FAULT
NO
PWRDWNHRS
16
HOUR( S)
SAFE PANEL
Opt i ons
Val ue
---------------------------SAFE PANEL
NO
MENU- ACCES
Opt i ons
Val ue
---------------------------MENU- ACCES
ALL FUNC
4-21
Using Special Mode
Printing Test Function
The printing test function prints test pages independently of your computer to check printing operations and quality. It does not check the interface between the computer and the
printer.
The printing test prints all of the characters available in the ASCII character set.
1 To enter the Printing Test mode:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while pressing the “LOAD/FF” key.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the LOAD
key alone when turning the printer on, to avoid initiating unexpected tests not
permitted for the user.
2 The printer starts to print rolling ASCII data as shown below.
3 To exit the Printer Configuration mode:
Printing Test mode is continues until power OFF.
_!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[
!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\
"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]
#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^
$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`
&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`a
'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`ab
()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abc
)*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcd
4-22
Using Special Mode
Hex Dump Mode
The Hex Dump mode prints data and commands in hexadecimal characters and abbreviated control codes. The ASCII characters are used for printing. No characters are printed for hexadecimal codes 80 to FF. The Hex Dump mode is useful for checking whether
your computer is sending the correct commands to the printer and whether the printer is
executing the commands correctly. It is also useful for debugging software programs.
1 To enter the Printing Test mode:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the “READY/CLEAR” +
“ALT” keys.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the
READY and ALT keys simultaneously, when turning the printer on, to avoid initiating unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 Print the Hex Dump:
a) To start Hex Dump printing, send your file or program to the printer. The printer
goes online and prints the Hex Dump.
b) Press the READY key to pause and resume printing in Hex Dump mode. To
resume Hex Dump printing, press the READY key again.
c) To print another Hex Dump, send another file to the printer.
3 Exit the Hex Dump mode:
Turn the printer off to exit the Hex Dump mode.
Address
0000
0010
0020
0030
0040
0050
Hex data
00
10
20
30
40
50
01
11
21
31
41
51
02
12
22
32
42
52
03
13
23
33
43
53
04
14
24
34
44
54
05
15
25
35
45
55
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
ASCII
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
0C
1C
2C
3C
4C
5C
0D
1D
2D
3D
4D
5D
0E
1E
2E
3E
4E
5E
0F
1F
2F
3F
4F
5F
................
................
!"#$%&'()*+,-./
0123456789:;<=>?
@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
PQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
4-23
Using Special Mode
Printing Alignment Adjustment
This function adjusts the alignment of bi-directional printing.
In bidirectional printing, characters that are printed from left to right tend to misalign with
characters printed from right to left as shown below:
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
The vertical alignment function corrects the vertical character displacement that sometimes occurs with bidirectional printing and results in a poor appearance, especially in
printing tables. This function is defined as one of the power-on initiated test functions. If
you notice misaligned printing, use this function to check and correct the vertical print
alignment.
1 To enter the Printing Alignment Adjustment Function:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the “READY/CLEAR” +
“LOAD/FF” keys.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the
READY and LOAD keys simultaneously, when turning the printer on, to avoid
initiating unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 Adjust the vertical print alignment at High Speed.
After Paper is loaded, the format of adjustment for Bi-directional Alignment of High
Speed is printed and the paper will automatically advance for viewing after the printing is complete. The message of ”Bi-Dir Align Adjust1 = xx” is printed.
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㪇㪈㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈
㪇㪏㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
㪈㪌㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈
Align Adjust 1 = 08
An adjustment value is chosen using the NEXT and PREVIOUS keys. The adjustment range is "01-15", and the center value is "08". By pressing SETUP/EXIT Key,
the adjustment value for High Speed is determined and the adjustment value for High
Speed is saved.
4-24
Using Special Mode
3 Adjust the vertical print alignment at Low Speed.
Adjustment of Bi-directional Alignment for Low Speed is performed immediately, after
the adjustment value for High Speed is saved. After Paper is loaded, the format of
adjustment for Bi-directional Alignment of Low Speed is printed and the paper will automatically advance for viewing after the printing is complete. The message of ”Bi-Dir
Align Adjust 2 = xx” is printed.
㪣㫆㫎㩷㪪㫇㪼㪼㪻㩷
㪇㪈㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈
㪇㪏㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
㪈㪌㩷
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈
䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈䌈㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟㪟䌈䌈
Align Adjust 2 = 08
An adjustment value is chosen using NEXT and PREVIOUS keys. The adjustment
range is "01-15", and the center value is "08". By pressing SETUP/EXIT Key, the adjustment value for High Speed is determined and the adjustment value for Low Speed
is saved.
4 Printing new settings of alignment and Exit the vertical alignment function.
Press the SETUP/EXIT key to save the new vertical alignment settings. The new adjustment values for Bi-directional Alignment are printed after both High Speed and
Low Speed are saved; the paper is automatically advanced for viewing after the printing is completed, then exit the vertical alignment function.
Align Adjust 1 = xx
Align Adjust 2 = xx
NOTE: To exit the vertical alignment function without saving changes, turn the printer
off.
4-25
Using Special Mode
Top Adjustment Function
Print positions often change gradually when you use the printer over long periods of time.
The ADJUST function allows you to adjust these positions by fine-tuning the Top-of-Form
origin.
1 To enter Top Adjustment Function:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while pressing the “PARK” key.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the PARK
key alone when turning the printer on, to avoid initiating unexpected tests not
permitted for the user.
2 To set Top Adjustment value:
a) The format of adjustment Loading Position is printed as below, 15 patterns of
adjustment Loading Position are printed.
10/60 inch
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
Loading Position = xx
b) The format of Loading Position is printed and the paper is automatically advanced
for viewing after the printing is complete. The message of ”Loading Position
Pos = xx” is printed.
c) Use the NEXT and PREVIOUS key to choose the new top position. The adjustment
range is "01-15", and the center value is "08". It is possible to set different values
for Tractor and Manual.
3 Printing new value:
By pressing SETUP/EXIT Key, the adjustment value for Loading Position is determined and the adjustment value for Loading Position is saved.
4-26
Using Special Mode
The new adjustment values for Loading Position is printed. The paper is automatically
advanced for viewing after the printing is complete. After ejecting a form, the message” Loading Position = xx” is printed.
Loading Position = xx
Loading Position = yy
NOTE: ”yy” is new adjustment value.
4 Exit the Top Adjustment mode:
Turn the printer off to exit the Top Adjustment mode.
4-27
Using Special Mode
Setting of The First Dot Position on The Left Side Function
Print positions often change gradually when you use the printer over long periods of time.
This ADJUST function allows you to adjust these positions by fine-tuning the Left Margin
origin.
1 To enter Adjustment Function:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the READY/CLEAR + ALT
+ LOAD/FF keys.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the
“READY/CLEAR” + “ALT” + “LOAD/FF” keys simultaneously, when turning the
printer on, to avoid initiating unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 To set Adjustment value:
a) The format of adjustment of setting of the first dot Position on the left side is printed
as below, 15 patterns of adjustment Position are printed.
10/60
inch
01H
02H
03H
04H
05H
06H
07H
08H
09H
10H
11H
12H
13H
14H
15H
st
1 Print Position = xx
b) After the format of setting of the first dot Position on the left side is printed, the paper is automatically advanced for viewing after the printing is complete. The message
of ”1st Print Position Pos = xx” is printed.
c) Use the NEXT and PREVIOUS keys to choose the new first dot position on the left
side. The adjustment range is "01-15", and the center value is "08".
It is possible to set different values for Tractor and Manual
4-28
Using Special Mode
3 Printing new value:
By pressing SETUP/EXIT Key, the adjustment value for the first dot position on the
left side is determined and the adjustment value is saved. The new adjustment value
of the first dot position on the left side is printed. The paper is automatically advanced
for viewing after the printing is complete. After ejecting a form, the message” 1st Print
Position = xx” is printed.
st
1 Print Position = xx
st
1 Print Position = yy
NOTE: ”yy” is new adjustment value.
4 Exit the setting of the first dot position on the left side mode.
Turn the printer off to exit this mode.
4-29
Using Special Mode
Changing Menu Access Options
You can restrict the access to the Set-Up functions to avoid accidentally changing the
Set-Up options.
MENU ACCESS Option and Values
• Overprinted values are the factory settings.
MENU ACCESS
Options
Values
<MENU-ACCES>
Description
Specify the type of access to the Set-Up functions
from the control panel or from the <FUNCTIONS>
menu.
ALL FUNC
All functions are accessible.
MACRO ONLY
Only MACRO functions are accessible from the
<FUNCTIONS> menu.
NO ACCESS
Set-Up mode is inaccessible.
SAFE PANEL
READY, PARK and LOAD require the ALT key to be
used as a two key operation for these functions.
NOTE: You can return to the All Functions Accessible mode by turning the printer on while pressing
the ALT, PARK and LOAD keys at the same time.
The printer enters the Set-Up mode with this operation.
1 To enter Menu Access mode:
a) Make sure that the tractors are loaded with continuous feed paper and that the paper select lever is set backward.
b) Turn the printer off.
c) Turn the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the “LOAD/FF” + “PARK” +
“ALT” keys.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the LOAD,
PARK and ALT keys simultaneously, when turning the printer on, to avoid initiating unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 To change Menu Access Option and values:
a) Press the NEXT( LOAD/FF) key to move to next option;
b) Press the PREVIOUS( PARK) key to move to previous option;
c) Press the ALT-NEXT keys to select the Option or value and move down;
d) Press the ALT-PREVIOUS keys to select the Option or value and move up;
e) Press SETUP/EXIT key to save the value and move to SAVE&EXIT menu.
3 Exit the Menu Access mode:
Turn the printer off to exit the Menu Access mode.
4-30
Using Special Mode
Setting Setup Mode to Default Value (Standard)
This function can initialize the printer to Standard default.
1 To enter setting setup mode to default value (standard):
a) Turn the printer off.
b) Turn the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the “PARK” + “READY/
CLEAR” keys.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the PARK
and READY/CLEAR keys simultaneously, when turning the printer on, to avoid
initiating unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 Exit the setting setup mode to default value (standard):
After the setting completes, the printer will automatically restart in the power-up state.
Setting Setup Mode to Default Value (6820 Mode)
This function can initialize the printer to 6820 mode default.
1 To enter setting setup mode to default value (6820 mode):
a) Turn the printer off.
b) Turn the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the “PARK” + “ALT” keys.
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the PARK
and ALT keys simultaneously, when turning the printer on, to avoid initiating
unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 Exit the setting setup mode to default value (6820 mode):
After the setting completes, the printer will automatically restart in the power-up state.
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Using Special Mode
Set-Up Mode Quick Reference
The following flowchart shows how the Set-Up mode is organized.
NOTE: Asterisks (*) indicate factory settings.
SET-UP MODE
MACRO
EMULATION
EPSON EP2 *
FONT
IBM PPX24
RESERVED
HORIZ PITCH
10 CPI *
12 CPI
13.2 CPI
15 CPI
16.5 CPI
17 CPI
18 CPI
20 CPI
4-32
EMUL SERL
EPSON EP2 *
IBM PPX24
VERT PITCH
2 LPI
3 LPI
4 LPI
6 LPI *
8 LPI
1 LPCM
2 LPCM
4 LPCM
FORM LENGTH
3 INCHES
3.5 INCHES
4 INCHES
5.5 INCHES
6 INCHES
7 INCHES
8 INCHES
8.5 INCHES
11 INCHES *
11 2/3 INCH
12 INCHES
14 INCHES
15 INCHES
No of LINE
TOP OF FRM-No of INCH
0 /60 IN *
1 /60 IN
.
.
99/60 IN
IGNORE FF
BOTTOM MRG-No of LINE
1
LINES
.
66
LINES
*
.
256 LINES
LINE MODE
LF=LFCR=CR *
LF=LF+CR
CR=LF+CR
LFCR=LF+CR
PRINT DIR
UNIDIR
BIDIR
SOFT CNTRL *
IBM DEFLTS===========
<I-SET ½>
<I-DBL HIGT>
<IBMAGM>
NO
YES
DRAFT *
HSDRAFT
HI-IMPACT
PICA
COURIER
PRESTIGE
COMPRESSED
BOLDFACE
TIMELESS
NINBUS-SAN
OCR A
EMUL PARL
EPSON EP2 *
IBM PPX24
LEFT MARGN-No of COLM
1 COL *
2 COL
.
.
255 COL
256 COL
TOP MRGN -No of LINE
1 LINES *
.
.
256 LINES
PAPER SRC
TRACTOR *
MANUAL
RESVD 1
RESVD 2
RESVD 1/2
EPSON DFLT==========
<E-CHR SET>
<6820 SEQ>
<6820 PROT>
Using Special Mode
SET-UP MODE
PRINT
INSTALL
NETWORK
ADJUST
TESTS
RCALL-FACT
MENU-ACCES
PRINT-T
HEX-DUMP
SERIAL-T
PARALLEL-T
FANFOLD ADJ:
NETWORK:
LANGUAGE:
BUFFER: 2 KBYTE
8 KBYTE
16 KBYTE
32 KBYTE
64 KBYTE *
IP --NETMASK --GATEWAY ---
ENGLISH *
DEUTSCH
ESPANOL
FRANCAIS
ITALIANO
TEAR:
I/F TYPE: PARALLEL
SERIAL
AUTO *
BUFFER CTL: DTR
XON/XOFF *
DISC FAULT: NO *
DROP DTR
PULSE DTR
-10/60 IN
:
0 /60 IN *
:
10/60 IN
SAVE&EXIT
ALL FUNC *
MACRO ONLY
NO ACCESS
SAFE PANEL
MNUAL ADJ: -10/60 IN
:
0 /60 IN *
:
10/60 IN
RSVD1
RSVD2
LSB to MSB
LSB to MSB
LSB to MSB
AUTO 1 SEC *
AUTO 2 SEC
AUTO 3 SEC
AUTO 4 SEC
AUTO 5 SEC
MANUAL
NO TEAR
AUTO SW:
S-SHEET LD: AUTO 1 SEC *
AUTO 2 SEC
AUTO 3 SEC
AUTO 4 SEC
AUTO 5 SEC
MANUAL
2 SEC *
4 SEC
:
18 SEC
20 SEC
DEFLT SET:
ERROR BEEP:
BAUD RATE: 600 BPS
1200 BPS
2400 BPS
4800 BPS
9600 BPS *
19200 BPS
CP 210
CP 220
CP 437 *
CP 850
CP 851
CP 852
CP 857
CP 858
CP 860
CP 862
CP 863
CP 865
CP 866
CP DHN
TURKEY
ECMA 94
ISO LATIN 1
ISO LATIN 2
HUNGARY
SLOVENY
ISO LATIN9
POLAND
MAZOWIA
KAMENIC
CYRILLIC
ELOT927
ONE *
CONTINUOUS
OFF
BIT&PARITY: 7 EVEN
7 ODD
7 SPACE
7 MARK
8 EVEN
8 ODD
8 NONE *
ELOT928
LTN POLISH
LITHUANY 1
LITHUANY 2
MIK
MACEDONIAN
(IBM & EPSON)
I-SET 1 / 2:
IBM SET 1 *
IBM SET 2
I-DBL HIGT:
(IBM DEFLTS)
(IBM DEFLTS)
NO *
YES
IBM AGM:
(IBM DEFLTS)
NO *
YES
E-CHR SET:
USA *
FRANCE
GERMANY
UK
DENMARK 1
SWEDEN
ITALY
SPAIN 1
JAPAN
NORWAY
DENMARK
SPAIN 2
LATIN AM
KOREA
LEGAL
(EPSON DFLT)
PWRDNHRS: 0
1-96
Disable
Enable/Set
4-33
Using Special Mode
SET-UP MODE
PRINT
INSTALL
NETWORK
ADJUST
TESTS
RCALL-FACT
MENU-ACCES
PRINT-T
HEX-DUMP
SERIAL-T
PARALLEL-T
FANFOLD ADJ:
NETWORK:
LANGUAGE:
BUFFER: 2 KBYTE
8 KBYTE
16 KBYTE
32 KBYTE
64 KBYTE *
IP --NETMASK --GATEWAY ---
ENGLISH *
DEUTSCH
ESPANOL
FRANCAIS
ITALIANO
TEAR:
I/F TYPE: PARALLEL
SERIAL
AUTO *
BUFFER CTL: DTR
XON/XOFF *
DISC FAULT: NO *
DROP DTR
PULSE DTR
-10/60 IN
:
0 /60 IN *
:
10/60 IN
ALL FUNC *
MACRO ONLY
NO ACCESS
SAFE PANEL
MNUAL ADJ: -10/60 IN
:
0 /60 IN *
:
10/60 IN
RSVD1
RSVD2
LSB to MSB
LSB to MSB
LSB to MSB
AUTO 1 SEC *
AUTO 2 SEC
AUTO 3 SEC
AUTO 4 SEC
AUTO 5 SEC
MANUAL
NO TEAR
AUTO SW:
S-SHEET LD: AUTO 1 SEC *
AUTO 2 SEC
AUTO 3 SEC
AUTO 4 SEC
AUTO 5 SEC
MANUAL
2 SEC *
4 SEC
:
18 SEC
20 SEC
DEFLT SET:
ERROR BEEP:
BAUD RATE: 600 BPS
1200 BPS
2400 BPS
4800 BPS
9600 BPS *
19200 BPS
CP 210
CP 220
CP 437 *
CP 850
CP 851
CP 852
CP 857
CP 858
CP 860
CP 862
CP 863
CP 865
CP 866
CP DHN
TURKEY
ECMA 94
ISO LATIN 1
ISO LATIN 2
HUNGARY
SLOVENY
ISO LATIN9
POLAND
MAZOWIA
KAMENIC
CYRILLIC
ELOT927
ONE *
CONTINUOUS
OFF
BIT&PARITY: 7 EVEN
7 ODD
7 SPACE
7 MARK
8 EVEN
8 ODD
8 NONE *
ELOT928
LTN POLISH
LITHUANY 1
LITHUANY 2
MIK
MACEDONIAN
(IBM & EPSON)
I-SET 1 / 2:
IBM SET 1 *
IBM SET 2
I-DBL HIGT:
(IBM DEFLTS)
(IBM DEFLTS)
NO *
YES
IBM AGM:
(IBM DEFLTS)
NO *
YES
E-CHR SET:
USA *
FRANCE
GERMANY
UK
DENMARK 1
SWEDEN
ITALY
SPAIN 1
(EPSON DFLT)
PWRDNHRS: 0
1-96
4-34
Disable
Enable/Set
SAVE&EXIT
JAPAN
NORWAY
DENMARK
SPAIN 2
LATIN AM
KOREA
LEGAL
5
Maintenance
Your printer requires very little care. Occasional cleaning and replacement of the ribbon
cartridge are all that is required.
Lubrication of the printer is not usually necessary. If the print head carriage does not
move smoothly back and forth, clean the printer in the manner described in this chapter.
If the problem continues, contact your dealer to determine whether lubrication may be
necessary.
Cleaning
The front and back covers and the acoustic cover of the printer help protect it against
dust, dirt, and other contaminants. However, paper produces small particles that accumulate inside the printer. This section explains how to clean and vacuum the printer and
how to clean the paper bail rollers.
It is easier to clean the printer when the cover is open.
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer
If the print head carriage does not move smoothly back and forth or paper particles have
accumulated in the printer, clean the printer.
WARNING:To avoid any possibility of injury, before cleaning the printer, turn off the
power to both the printer and the computer, and unplug the printer.
To clean and vacuum the printer:
1 Remove any paper from the printer. Make sure that the power is off, and then disconnect the printer power cord.
2 Using a soft vacuum brush, vacuum the exterior of the printer. Also vacuum the cut
sheet edge
3 Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer, including the cover. A mild
detergent may be used.
WARNING:Do not use solvents, kerosene, or abrasive cleaning materials that may
damage the printer.
5-1
Maintenance
4 Open the cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge. Using a soft vacuum
brush, gently vacuum the platen, the print head carriage and shaft, and surrounding
areas. You can easily slide the print head to the left or right when the power is off. Be
careful not to press too hard on the flat ribbon cable that extends from the print head
carriage.
Print Head Cable
Printer Interior
5 Re-install the ribbon cartridge.
6 Open the cover; vacuum the inside of the cover, the bail rollers, the single sheet entry,
the form tractors and the surrounding areas.
Cleaning the Paper Bail Rollers
Clean the platen and paper bail rollers once a month or when stains or smudges appear
on the paper. Use water as appropriate.
WARNING:Do not use alcohol to clean the platen. Alcohol may cause the rubber to
harden.
To clean the the bail rollers:
1 Apply a small amount of water to a soft cloth. Avoid spilling water inside the printer.
2 Place the cloth against the rollers and manually rotate the rollers.
3 To dry the rollers, place a dry cloth against the platen and manually rotate the rollers.
5-2
Maintenance
Cleaning the Print Head
If the paper is smudged or stained by ink, clean the nose of the print head with a dry cloth.
For removing and installing the print head, see the section "Replacing the Print Head" in
this section.
5-3
Maintenance
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
If printing is too light because of ribbon wear, replace the ribbon cartridge. Appendix A
lists the order number for the ribbon cartridge.
The replacement is almost the same as the installation except that it involves removing
the old ribbon cartridge and removing the new ribbon cartridge from the carton.
Removing the Ribbon Cartridge
To remove the ribbon cartridge:
1 Turn off the printer.
2 Open the top cover. For easy removal, slide the print head carriage between the second and the third bail rollers (from left to right).
WARNING:The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently.
3 Move the print gap lever to the rear.
4 To remove the ribbon cartridge, press the ribbon release levers located on the sides
of the cartridge and carefully lift the cartridge out of the printer.
5-4
Maintenance
Installing the Ribbon
1 Open print-gap lever fully open. To remove the old ribbon, squeeze both of the ribbon's tabs and lift the ribbon straight out of its carriage. Be careful of the print head
during this operation.
2 When placing the new ribbon cartridge on the carriage, make sure that the thin ribbon
does not become bunched or folded at the print head. Readjust the print gap to
achieve good print quality.
3 Use the printing test function to check printing. See "Printing Test Function" in
chapter 4 "Using Special Mode".
5-5
Maintenance
Replacing the Print Head
If a specific dot is not printed for all characters, replace the print head.
WARNING:The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently.
To remove the print head:
1 Turn off the printer.
2 Open the cover and remove the ribbon cartridge.
3 Remove the two screws A from the print head.
4 Lift the print head and disconnect the flexible cables.
WARNING:Be careful because the printhead cables can easily be damaged.
NOTE: A technician should preferably handle this procedure.
A
A
Removing the Print Head
To install the print head:
1 Connect the flexible cables to each connector. Make sure to push them fully into the
connectors; do not kink the cables.
WARNING:Be careful because the printhead cables can easily be damaged.
2 Ease the new print head down into the mounting. Fasten the two screws A.
3 Install the ribbon cartridge.
5-6
6
Trouble-Shooting
Your printer is extremely reliable, but occasional problems may occur. You can solve
many of these problems yourself, using this chapter. If you encounter problems that you
cannot resolve, contact your dealer for assistance.
This chapter is organized as follows:
• Solving problems
• Diagnostic functions
Solving problems
The tables in this section describe common printer problems and their solutions. The following types of problems are considered:
•
•
•
•
Print quality problems
Paper handling problems
Operating problems
Printer failure
6-1
Trouble-Shooting
Print Quality Problems and Solutions
Poor print quality or other printing problems are often caused by incorrect printer set-up
or incorrect software settings. A gradual decrease in print quality usually indicates a worn
ribbon. The following table identifies common print quality problems and suggests
solutions.
6-2
Problem
Solution
Printing is too light or too dark.
Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is properly installed
and that the ribbon feeds smoothly.
Make sure that the Print Gap lever is set for the thickness
of your paper. See Chapter 2, Paper Handling
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if necessary.
Smears and stains appear on
the page.
Make sure that the Print Gap lever is set for the thickness
of your paper. See “Adjusting for Paper Thickness” in
Chapter 2, Paper Handling.
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if necessary.
Check whether the tip of the print head is dirty. Clean the
head with a soft cloth if necessary. The print head should
be changed by a technician.
Printing is erratic or the wrong
characters are printed. Many “?”
or unexpected characters are
printed.
Make sure that the interface cable is securely connected
to both the printer and computer.
Make sure that the printer Emulation selected in your software is the same as the Emulation selected on the printer.
Printing is vertically misaligned
(jagged).
Use the printer's vertical alignment function to check the
vertical print alignment. If necessary, adjust the print alignment. See the section, “Checking Vertical Alignment” in
this chapter.
The top margin is wrong.
The top margin is the sum of the printer’s top-of-form setting, the software-specified top margin, and the printer’s
TOP-MRGN setting. Proceed as follows:
• Make sure that the top-of-form setting is correct. The
factory default is 0 mm (0 inch).
• Check the software-specified top margin. Refer to your
software documentation.
• Check the printer’s TOP-MRGN setting. See Chapter 4,
Set-Up Mode.
Lines are double spaced instead
of single spaced.
Change the LINE MODE setting in the printer Set-Up
mode to CR=LF+CR. See “Changing Macro Options” in
Chapter 4, Set-Up Mode.
The printer overprints on the
same line
Change the LINE MODE setting in the printer Set-Up
mode to CR=LF+CR. See “Changing Macro Options” in
Chapter 4, Set-Up Mode.
The next print line starts where
the previous line ended instead
of at the left margin.
Change the LINE MODE setting in the printer Set-Up
mode to LF=LF+CR. See the section, “Changing Macro
Options” in Chapter 4, Set-Up Mode.
The printer overprints on the
same line while the next print
line starts where the previous
line ended instead of at the left
margin.
Change the LINE MODE setting in the printer Set-Up
mode to CR=LF+CR and LF=LF+CR. See the section,
“Changing Macro Options” in Chapter 4, Set-Up Mode.
Trouble-Shooting
Paper Handling Problems and Solutions
The following table describes common paper handling problems and suggests solutions.
See Chapter 2, “Paper Handling” for detailed procedures on loading and using paper.
Problem
Solution
Paper cannot be loaded or fed.
Make sure that the Print Gap select lever located on the
top left of the printer is set correctly. Move the lever to
the rear for continuous forms or to the front for single
sheets.
Make sure that the paper covers the paper-out sensor,
(i.e., the left paper edge is within 52 mm for single
sheets or 41 mm for continuous forms from the left edge
of the platen.) This problem cannot occur if you use the
forms tractor unit or insert a single sheet with its right
edge in contact with the right paper guide.
Paper jams while loading.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed paper.
Remove any obstructions from the paper path.
Make sure that the Print Gap lever is set for the thickness of your paper. See “Adjusting for Paper Thickness”
in Chapter 2, Paper Handling.
Make sure that the paper is not folded, creased, or torn.
Make sure that the left and right tractors are set so that
the continuous forms are stretched taut. See “Using
Continuous Forms” in Chapter 2, Paper Handling.
Paper jams while printing.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed paper.
Remove any obstructions from the paper path.
Make sure that the Print Gap lever is set for the thickness of your paper. See the table, “Adjusting for Paper
Thickness” in Chapter 2, Paper Handling.
For continuous forms, make sure that the incoming and
outgoing paper stacks are correctly placed. Paper
should feed straight. See “Positioning the Paper Stack”
in Chapter 2, Paper Handling.
Paper slips off the forms tractors or
the perforated holes of the paper
tear during printing.
Make sure that the forms tractors are positioned correctly for the width of your paper and that the perforated
holes of the paper fit directly over the tractor pins. See
“Using Continuous Forms” in Chapter 2, Paper Handling.
6-3
Trouble-Shooting
Operating Problems and Solutions
The following table identifies common operating problems and suggests solutions. If you
cannot resolve a problem, contact your dealer.
Problem
Solution
The power does not turn
on.
Make sure that the power cord is securely connected to both
the printer and the battery. Make sure that the power outlet is
functional.
Turn the power off. Wait a minute and then turn the printer on
again. If the printer still has no power, contact your dealer.
The printer is on but it will
not print.
Make sure that the Ready indicator is lit. See “Operation of the
Control Panel” in Chapter 2, "Paper Handling".
If you use the interface cable make sure it is securely connected to both the printer and the computer. Make sure that the
blue tooth is securely set.
If the Fault indicator is lit, load the paper. See Chapter 2, “Paper
Handling”.
Run the printer printing test. If the printing test executes normally, the problem is caused by the interface, the computer,
incorrect printer settings, or incorrect software settings.
Make sure that the printer Emulation selected in your software
is the same as the Emulation selected on the printer.
6-4
Trouble-Shooting
Printer Failures
A user cannot generally resolve a problem involving defective printer hardware. On detecting a fatal error, the printer will:
• Stop printing
• Turn the Ready indicator off
• Blink the Paper Out indicator
The following errors cause the printer to turn off the power:
•
•
•
•
Print head error
Space motor error (print head carriage motor)
Line feed motor error
+34 V overvoltage error
No error condition is displayed if any of these errors occurs.
Turn the printer power switch on, then rerun the same job to check if the error was transient. If the error recurs, contact your dealer.
Diagnostic Functions
The printer diagnostic functions are print-test and hex-dump.
• Print-test tells you whether the printer hardware is functioning correctly. It prints the
print-test pattern. If the printer hardware is functional, any problems you are having are
probably caused by incorrect printer settings, incorrect software settings, the interface,
or the computer.
• Hex-dump allows you to determine whether the computer is sending the correct commands to the printer, and whether the printer is executing the commands correctly.
This function is useful to programmers or others who understand how to interpret hex
dumps.
For details on using these functions, all of which are available in the printer Special mode,
see “Using the Diagnostic Functions” in Chapter 4, "Using Special-Up Mode".
Checking Vertical Alignment
In bidirectional printing, characters are printed from left to right tend to misalign with characters printed from right to left as shown below:
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
The vertical alignment function corrects the vertical character displacement that sometimes occurs with bidirectional printing and results in a poor appearance especially in
printing tables. This function is defined as one of the power-on initiated test functions. If
you notice misaligned printing, start this function to check and correct the vertical print
alignment.
Make sure that continuous forms paper or single sheet paper is loaded in the printer. If
possible, use forms at least 216 mm (8.5 inches) wide. Then proceed as follows:
6-5
Trouble-Shooting
1 Start the vertical alignment test.
Turn the printer on while pressing the READY and LOAD keys until the printer initialized. The printer prints the rows of “H” character with high speed (Draft Quality) and
low speed (Letter Quality).
NOTE: Do not press any keys alone or in combination, except for pressing the
READY and LOAD keys simultaneously, when turning the printer on, to avoid
initiating unexpected tests not permitted for the user.
2 Adjust the vertical print alignment at High Speed.
After Paper is loaded, the format of adjustment for Bi-directional Alignment of High
Speed is printed and the paper will automatically advance for viewing after the printing is complete. The message of ”Bi-Dir Align Adjust1 = xx” is printed.
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Align Adjust 1 = 08
An adjustment value is chosen using NEXT and PREVIOUS key. The adjustment
range is "01-15", and the center value is "08". By pressing SETUP/EXIT Key, the adjustment value for High Speed is determined and the adjustment value for High
Speed is saved.
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Trouble-Shooting
3 Adjust the vertical print alignment at Low Speed.
Adjustment Bi-directional Alignment for Low Speed is performed immediately, after
the adjustment value for High Speed is saved.
After Paper is loaded, the format of adjustment for Bi-directional Alignment of Low
Speed is printed and the paper will automatically advance for viewing after the printing is complete. The message of ”Bi-Dir Align Adjust 2 = xx” is printed.
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Align Adjust 2 = 08
An adjustment value is chosen using NEXT and PREVIOUS keys. The adjustment
range is "01-15", and the center value is "08". By pressing SETUP/EXIT Key, the adjustment value for High Speed is determined and the adjustment value for Low Speed
is saved.
4 Printing new settings of alignment and Exit the vertical alignment function.
Press the SETUP/EXIT key to save the new vertical alignment settings. The new adjustment values of Bi-directional Alignment are printed after both High Speed and Low
Speed are saved; the paper is automatically advanced for viewing after the printing is
completed, then exit the vertical alignment function.
Align Adjust 1 = xx
Align Adjust 2 = xx
NOTE: To exit the vertical alignment function without saving changes, turn the printer
off.
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A
Supplies and Options
This appendix lists the accessories and options available for the printer. Contact your
dealer for information on ordering any of these items.
The installation of options allows you to expand the capabilities of your printer.
Supplies
Supply
Black Ribbon Cartridge
Order Number
MIP480-KA
Options
Options
Order Number
Description
Seat strap option
1A4296K01
For use with the BEVL03 stands when required.
Hardware kit for stand
mounting
1A4299K01
Consists of appropriate bolts, nuts and spacers
for most applications.
Vertical Telescoping
BCVL03
864 to 1372 mm 34" to 54", adjustable in height.
Vertical Printer Stand
BEVL03
610 mm (24"), with paper box.
Vertical Printer Stand
BUVL03
915 mm (36"), order also kit 1A4299K01 for
mounting.
Horizontal Printer
Stand
BSVL02
For shelves, or other truck/van locations where a
horizontal mounting is required.
110V to 12V Power
Converter
MPCONV01
Only needed when running the printer from a
110V wall outlet – not needed when using
vehicle power.
220V to 12V Power
Converter
MPCONV02
Only needed when running the printer from a
220V wall outlet – not needed when using
vehicle power.
12/24 VDC Cable
MPFB06
Car connection cable for 12/24 VDC.
WLAN print server
on request
LAN wireless print server
Bluetooth adapter
on request
Bluetooth wireless interface
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B
Printer and Paper Specifications
This appendix provides the physical, functional, and performance specifications for your
mobile printer. It also contains detailed paper specifications.
Printer Specifications
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (vertical orientation)
Height: 320 mm
Width: 360 mm
Depth: 130 mm
Enclosure is injection molded plastic with hinged cover for
access to paper loading, print head and ribbon replacement.
Enclosure provides edge for paper to tear off.
Color
Night Sky Grey
Weight
Not to exceed 5.0 kg
Power requirements
Automotive, 12 VDC/24VDC
(10.5 – 28 VDC)
110/220 VAC as option
Power consumption
Not to exceed 150 Watts
Interface and connectivity
USB2.0 full speed, RS232
and Blue Tooth Class 2 ver1.2 (Standard)
IEEE 802.11b (Option)
Data buffer size
64K bytes
Operating environment
-4 ºF +140 ºF (-20 ºC to + 60ºC)
30% – 80% Relative Humidity, no condensation
-22 ºF to +149 ºF (-30 ºC to + 65 ºC)
10% – 90% Relative Humidity, no condensation
Storage
Shock, Vibration, Acceleration
Vibration resistance (as tested)
Operating
Non-Operating
Units may be vertically mounted using shock mounts to a
bracket installed in a vehicle; operated horizontally while
located on a passenger seat in a vehicle, or operated in office
environments.
Acceleration
Frequency
Sweep Time
Acceleration
Frequency
Sweep Time
0.5G
5 to 60HZ
2 min/Cycle
1.5G RMS
5 to 60HZ
20 min/Cycle
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Impact Resistance
Operating
Non-operating
3G (print quality not guaranteed)
10 G
Dust Proof, Corrosion Resistance
Ingress Protection (IP) rating IP22.
No special protection against fluids or immersion.
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Functional Specifications
Print method
Impact dot matrix with a 0.23 mm (0.009 in), 24-wire head
Print direction
Bidirectional logic-seeking
Character density
Horizontal X vertical
Letter (10 cpi): 36 X 24 dots
Letter (12 cpi): 30 X 24 dots
Draft:
12 X 24 dots
Paper handling
Single Forms
With the Paper Path Select Lever in the Single Sheet position,
single sheets or forms may be used. The printer automatically
senses that paper has been manually inserted. When paper is
detected, the printer will advance the form to the first print line.
Continuous forms
With the Paper Path Lever set to the Continuous Form position,
continuous forms may be printed. Paper is loaded and
adjusted via keys. Forms may be advanced to tear off feature
by operator or by host. Continuous forms are parked while single sheets are used.
Paper type
1-to 4-part side-glued or paper-stapled fanfolded continuous
forms or single page top-glued forms.
Paper size
Continuous
Width: 102–216 mm (4–10.5 in)
Length: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
Cut sheets
Width: 102–267 mm (4–10.5 in)
Length: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
Paper thickness
Up to 0.35 mm (0.014 inch)
Paper length
By software
Programmable in one line or inch increments
By control panel
3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5, 11 (Letter), 11 2/3 (A4), 12, 14, or 15
inches (Default is 11 inches.)
1 to 126 lines
Number of copies
Up to 4, including the original
Command sets (emulations)
Epson-EP2
IBM Proprinter XL24E (2390+)
Intermec 6820
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Character sets
IBM Code Page
19 character sets
CP 437 (USA)
CP 437 (Greek)
CP 850 (Multilingual)
CP 851 (Greek)
CP 852 (East Europe)
CP 853 (Turkish)
CP 855 (Cyrillic)
CP 857 (Turkish)
CP 858 (Multilingual)
CP 860 (Portugal)
CP 862 (Israel)
CP 863 (Canada)
CP 864 (Arabic)
CP 865 (Norway)
CP 866 (Cyrillic)
CP 869 (Greek)
CP 920 (Latin-5)
CP 923 (Latin-9)
USSR GOST
EPSON
15 character sets
USA
France
Germany
UK
Denmark 1
Sweden
Italy
Spain 1
Japan
Norway
Denmark 2
Spain 2
Latin America
Korea
Legal
Fonts
Resident 13 fonts available
Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Bold, Prestige Elite, Script,
Orator, Gothic, OCR A, OCR B, Roman T and Sans Serif H
Line spacing
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 12 lines per inch
(1, 2, or 4 lines per centimeter).
Character pitch
10, 12, 15, 17.1 or 20 characters per inch
Characters per line
10 cpi: 80 cpl
12 cpi: 96 cpl
15 cpi: 120 cpl
17.1 cpi: 136 cpl
20 cpi: 160 cpl
cpl = characters per line
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Barcodes
IBM
EPSON
9 Barcodes available: UPC/A, UPC/E, EAN8, EAN13,
CODE39, CODE128, CODABAR (NW7), INTERLEAVED 2 of
5, INDUSTRIAL 2 of 5
7 Barcodes available: UPC/A, UPC/E, EAN8, EAN13,
CODE39, CODE128, INDUSTRIAL 2 of 5
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Performance Specifications
Print speed
10 cpi
12 cpi
Draft:
400 cps 480 cps
Letter: 133 cps 160 cps
cpi = characters per inch
cps = characters per second
Line feed speed
60 ms per line at 6 lines per inch
Form feed speed
7 inches per second
Pages per Hours
ECMA 132 Letter Test Pattern
Draft Quality
321 pph
Letter Quality 172 pph
Ribbon service life
4 million characters
Printer Life
5 million lines or five years
Print Head Life
300 million impacts
MTBF
15,000 hours
(50 hr/week power-on, 5% power on print duty cycle)
MTTR
0.5 hours
Certification
Safety
RFI regulation
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Regulation
UL/C-UL 60950-1
IEC60950-1
Regulation
Class B of FCC
Part 15B
CE mark
Country
United States/Canada
International
Country
United States
European Union
Printer and Paper Specifications
Paper Specifications
Print Area
Print Area for Continuous Forms
Wc 102 to 267 mm (4 to 10.5 in)
Lc 5.08 to 25.4 mm (0.2 to 1 in)
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Print Area for Single Sheets
Ws 102 to 267 mm (4 to 10.5 in)
Hs 76 to 364 mm (3 to 14.3 in)
Ls 5.08 to 32 mm (0.2 to 1.26 in)
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Paper Thickness
Paper thickness is given by the weight of the paper in either grams per square meter (g/
m2) or in pounds per bond (lbs/bond). The following table shows the allowable paper
thickness for one-part paper or for each sheet of multipart paper. The total thickness must
not exceed 0.35 mm (0.014 inch).
The weight of carbonless or carbon-backed paper may vary, depending on the paper
manufacturer. When using paper of borderline thickness, test the paper before running a
job.
Type of Paper
Number of Parts
Thickness
One-Part Carbonless
Single
47–81 g/m2 (12–22 lbs/bond)
Two-Part Carbonless
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Three-Part Carbonless
Four-Part Carbonless
Two-Part Carbon-Backed
Three-Part Carbon-Backed
Four-Part Carbon-Backed
Carbon-backed: Do not use in high humidity environments.
Carbon-interleaved: Avoid using single sheets format in carbon-interleaved.
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Printer and Paper Specifications
Type of Paper
Number of Parts
Thickness
Two-Part Carbon-Interleaved
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Top
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Middle
40–64 g/m2 (11–17 lbs/bond)
Carbon
Counted as one sheet
Bottom
40–81 g/m2 (11–22 lbs/bond)
Three-Part Carbon-Backed
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C
Command Sets
This appendix describes printer commands and their parameters.
This printer has the following two resident command sets (Emulations):
• IBM Proprinter XL24E (2390+)
• Epson-EP2
Select the same Emulation on the printer and in your software.
C-1
Command Sets
IBM 2390+ Emulation Quick Reference Guide
This section describes the printer commands for the IBM 2390+ Emulation. Asterisks in the
“Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer.
Function
Command
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shaded) printing on
Emphasized (shaded) printing off
Single-line double-width characters on
Single-line double-width characters off
Double-width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height/double-width characters
n1 = 4, n2 = 0, m1 = 0, m2 = 0
m3 controls character height and line spacing:
m3
Height
Spacing
0
1
2
16
17
18
32
33
34
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Unchanged
Unchanged
Single
Single
Single
Double
Double
Double
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
SO or ESC SO
DC4
ESC W (n)
ESC [ @ (n1) (n2) (m1) ... (m4)
m4 controls character width:
m4
Width
0
1
2
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Condensed characters on
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Overline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
C-2
SI or ESC SI
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC - (n)
ESC (n)
Command Sets
Function
Command
Score select
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
m1 selects score location:
ESC [ - (n1) (n2) (m1) (m2)
m1
Score location
0
1
2
Underscore
Strikethrough
Overscore
m2 selects score type:
m2
Score type
0
1
2
Cancel
Single
Double
C-3
Command Sets
Function
Command
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Select 10cpi
Elite characters on
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
SP
BS
CR
DC2 :
ESC :
ESC P (n)
Vertical Control
Line feed
Form feed
Advance paper n/216 inch (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Advance paper n/180 inch (in AG mode)
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to 1/8 lines
Set line spacing to 7/72 inch
Set line spacing to n/216 inch
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (in AG mode)
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Preset line spacing to n/72 inch
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Preset line spacing to n/60 inch (in AG mode)
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch or to the value
preset by line spacing command ESC A (n)
Change graphics line spacing base to
1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3)
m1 = 4, m2 = 0
0 ≤ t1 ≤ 255, 0 ≤ t2 ≤ 255, t3 = 0
t4 = 180 or 216
Reverse line feed
LF
FF
ESC J (n)
ESC J (n)
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 3 (n)
ESC 3 (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC 2
ESC [ \ (m1) (m2) (t1) ... (t4)
ESC ]
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
HT
Set horizontal tabs
ESC D (n1) ... (nk) NUL
The values of n1to nk in this command are the
ASCII values of the print columns (at the current character
width) at which tabs are to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 28)
Clear all horizontal tabs
ESC D NUL
Move print position right by n/120 inch
ESC d (n1) (n2)
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 X 256)
C-4
Command Sets
Function
Command
Vertical tab execution
VT
Set vertical tabs
ESC B (n1) ... (nk) NUL
The values of n1to nk in this command are the ASCII values of
the lines (at the current line spacing) at which tabs are to be
set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 64)
Clear all vertical tabs
ESC B NUL
Reset tabs to default values
ESC R
Page Formatting
Set left margin at column n and right
margin at column m (0 ≤ n, m ≤ 255)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set page length to n inches (1 ≤ n ≤ 22)
Set top of form
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Select character set 2
Print n1 + n2 X 256 characters from all-character set
(chars.: codes of characters to print,
0 ≤ chars. ≤ 255)
Print a character from all-character set
(char.: a code of character to print,
0 ≤ char. ≤ 255)
ESC X (n) (m)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC 4
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC \ (n1) (n2) (chars.)
ESC ^ (char.)
C-5
Command Sets
Function
Command
Select code page table
ESC [ T (n1) (n2) 0 0 (c1) (c2)
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 X 256)
c1, c2: Decimal (n1 = 4, n2 = 0)
c1
c2
Code page ID
0
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
40
42
42
0
181
82
83
84
87
89
90
92
94
95
96
97
98
101
152
155
197
101
114
Ignore command
Code page 437
Code page 850
Code page 851
Code page 852
Code page 855
Code page 857
Code page 858**
Code page 860
Code page 862
Code page 863
Code page 864
Code page 865
Code page 866
Code page 869
Code page 920
Code page 923**
Code page 437G
Code page 853
Code page USSR GOST
**Code page contains Euro currency symbol
Clear input buffer
Select printer
Deselect printer (ignore input)
C-6
CAN
DC1
ESC Q #
ESC Q $
Command Sets
Function
Command
Set font global
ESC [ I (n1) (n2) (Hf) (Lf) (Hs) (Ls) (Sm) 0
(Hc) (Lc)
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 X 256)
Hf, Lf: Font global ID
Hf, Lf
Font global ID
Normal Font Global ID for Hex ( Hf Lf)
Pitch
Courier
Prestige
Gothic
Orator
Script
10
000B
000C
0024
0005
01D4
12
01EB
01EF
018F
01CB
01D5
15
01EC
01F0
018E
01CC
01D6
17
01ED
01C9
018D
01CD
01D7
20
01EE
01CA
018C
01CE
01D8
24
011E
011F
0120
0121
0124
PS
00AB
01A4
00AE
00C6
00C8
Additional Font Global ID for Hex (Hf Lf)
Pitch
Courier
Normal
Prestige
Emph
Italic
Emph
Normal
Gothic
Emph
Italic
Normal
Emph
Italic
/Italic
Emph
/D.stri
ke
5
F4/F6
F5
F1
10
0B
2E
12
39
0C
3C
12
1EB/55
6C
5C
74
1EF/56
6F
15
1EC/DF
D6
D7
D8
1F0/DD
18E/DE
17.1
1ED/FF
FD
1C9/100
18D/FF
20
1EE
1CA
18C/1119*
24
11E
11F
120
Prop.
AB
A4
AE
B8
AC
B9
F2
F3
24
70
18F/57
6E
6D
9D
A2
C-7
Command Sets
Hs, Lf, Sm: Size parameters
Hs, Ls, Sm Size parameters
The size parameters (Hs, Ls and Sm) specify the pitch as follows.
These size parameters are valid when font ID (Hf, Lf) is not valid.
Null data is ignored.
Dec(Hs,Ls)
Hex (Hs,Ls)
0,0 - 0,65
0,66 - 0,77
0,78 - 0,89
0,90 - 0,107
0,108 - 0,131
0,132 - 0,155
0,156 - 0,179
0,180 - 0,215
0,216 - 0,254
Description
0000 - 0041
0042 - 004D
004E - 0059
005A - 006B
006C - 0083
0084 - 009B
009C-00B3
00B4-00D7
00D8 - 00FE
24 CPI Subscript
20 CPI Subscript
17 CPI Normal
15 CPI Normal
12 CPI Normal
10 CPI Normal
8.5 CPI(17 CPI double-wide)
7.5 CPI(15 CPI double-wide)
6 CPI (12 CPI double-wide, doublehight)
0,255 – 256, 256
0100-FFFF
5 CPI (10 CPI double-wide, doublehigh)
Note: The Hs and Ls Parameters are effective only when hexadecimal 01 (decimal = 1) is specified
in the Size Modifier parameter (Sm) and Hf Lf is not found.
Sizemod (Sm) : The binary number that is the size modifier. The valid sizes are:
・ 00 -No change
・ 01 - Size measures the width in 0.018 mm (1/1440 in.)
・ 02, 03 - The font is proportional.
・ All other values are regarded as 0.
Hc, Lc: Code page ID
Hc, Lc
C-8
Code page ID
HC
LC(Hex)
Code Page
01H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
03H
28H
2AH
2AH
B5H
52H
53H
54H
57H
59H
5AH
5CH
5EH
5FH
60H
61H
62H
65H
98H
9BH
C5H
65H
72H
437
850
851
852
855
857
858
860
862
863
864
865
866
869
920
923
437G
853
USSR GOST
Command Sets
Function
Command
Set print quality
ESC [ d (n1) (n2) (m)
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 X 256)
mf: Quality
m
Quality
m(hex)
00
01-7F
80-FE
FF
Quality
Draft
LQ
Default Font
Downloading
Select resident or downloaded font
Ex. n = 0: Resident Draft
2:Resident Courier
4:Downloaded Draft
6:Downloaded Courier
Create download font
ESC = (n1) (n2) ID (m1) (m2) (data)
Bit Image Graphics
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
High-resolution graphics
Select graphics mode (in AG mode only)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC [ g (n1) (n2) (m) (data)
ESC * (m) (c1) (c2) (data)
ESC I (n)
C-9
Command Sets
Function
Command
Barcode
Setup barcode parameter
ESC [f (n1) (n2) (k) (m) (s) (v1) (v2)
(c) (data)
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 X 256)
k: Barcode type
k
Barcode type
k value
B1 hex
B2 hex
B3 hex
B4 hex
B5 hex
B6 hex
B7 hex
B8 hex
BA hex
barcode type
CODABAR (NW7)
EAN-13
EAN-8
CODE 39
INDUSTRIAL 2 OF 5
INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5
UPC-A
UPC-E
CODE128
m: Module width
m
Module width
m
00 hex
01 hex
02 hex
03 hex
04 hex
unit module dots
default(2 dots)
2 dots
2 dots
3 dots
4 dots
s: Space width adjustment
s
Space width adjustment
“s” is used for fine adjustment for each “spaces” to match the optical conditions.
There is no effect for the “bar” width adjustment.
Range :-3≦s≦3
v1, v2: Bar length
v1, v2 Bar length
Bar length is described 2 bytes v1 shows lower byte. v2 shows upper bytes.
And bar length is controlled by multiple value of an unit of 1/2160 inch.
Minimum value of v1, v2:
288 dec
vertical pitch : All the input data is rounded to the multiple value.
C-10
Command Sets
c: Control flag
c
Control flag
b0: Check Digit
0: No check code is generated by the printer.
The host computer should generate the check code.
1: Check code is generated automatically by the printer.
b1: Human Readable Character
0 : Print On
1 : Print Off
Note: Human readable character is proportionally printed
under the barcode in OCR-B font.
b2: EAN-13, UPC-A flag character position
(EAN-13 : 13th digit)
(UPC-A : number system character)
0 : Center
1 : Under
b3-b7: not used
Set barcode data
n1, n2: Command length
n1, n2
ESC [p (n1) (n2) (data)
Command length
“n1, n2” show data quantity followed “ESC [ p n1, n2”.
“n1” is a low byte of command length data in hexadecimal.
“n2” is a high byte of command length data in hexadecimal.
“n1,n2” value should be the value in the following tables.
If undefined value is found in data string, the printer will ignore
all the received barcode data which length is defined as “n1, n2”.
1) Case of “automatic check digit generation flag off”
Barcode Style
n1 (lowbyte)
0D hex
EAN-13
08 hex
EAN-8
01 to FF hex
CODE 39
01 to FF hex
INTERLEAVED 2 of 5
0C hex
UPC-A
02 to FF hex
CODE 128
n2 (high byte)
00
00
00
00
00
00
2) Case of “automatic check digit generation flag on”
Barcode Style
n1 (lowbyte)
0C hex
EAN-13
07 hex
EAN-8
01 to FF hex
CODE 39
01 to FF hex
INTERLEAVED 2 of 5
0B hex
UPC-A
02 to FF hex
CODE 128
n2 (high byte)
00
00
00
00
00
00
C-11
Command Sets
Remarks
1) Definition barcode term
F
E
Bar Length
(Height)
D
C
Width
A
A: Dark module
The concept of module is applied to EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A and CODE-128.
One or multiple dark module makes bar element.
B
B: Light module
The concept of module is applied to EAN-13, EAN-8,UPC-A, and COD-128.
One or multiple light module makes space element.
C: Bar element
This element is actually printed “dark” by wire dot pins.
Bar width is modulated to each barcode symbology method.
D: Space element
This element is not printed i.e. “space” area.
Space width is modulated to each barcode symbology method.
Combination of multiple bars and spaces makes one barcode character.
E: Barcode character
Encoded pattern from one or two digit(s) of receiving barcode data.
Case of CPU, EAN, CODE 39 and Code A/B group of CODE-128,
each one byte data corresponds to one barcode character.
Case of INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5 and Code C group of CODE-128,
two bytes data is encoded to one barcode character.
F: Barcode
Printed result specified by each barcode standard format.
Width: width of horizontal direction.
Length: length of vertical direction.
2) If LF operation is made by an operation switch during printing the barcode,
the received barcode data is cleared and the barcode printing is stopped.
3) Barcode printing is always performed in a single direction.
4) Receiving after the barcode data, page length
and right/left margin change may affect barcode printing.
5) Barcode data and other print data are controlled independently.
So it is necessary to make a space for barcode print area when mixed print is needed.
(See Appendix B)
6) In the case of Interleaved 2 of 5, if received data strings is an odd number
(if check digit flag is on, the check data includes this number) the printer will add
a zero to the most digit.
7) In the case of CODE 39, the printer will add a start/stop character to the barcode
and human readable character automatically.
8) In the case of CODE 128, the first byte of barcode data strings defines
a character set of its followed data. If undefined character is included for
C-12
Command Sets
the first byte except “A”,”B”, or “C”, the printer will ignore all the data for barcode.
Character Set
A
B
C
1st byte
A (41 hex)
B (42 hex)
C (43 hex)
meaning
Start character set A (Code A)
Start character set B (Code B)
Start character set C (Code C)
9) In the case of CODE 128 and character set C, if received data strings is an odd number
(if check digit flag is on, the check data includes this number) the printer will add
a zero “0” character to the most digit.
10) In the case of CODE 128, the printer does not print both special function code of
CODE 128 and ASCII function code for the human readable character.
11) In the case of CODE 128, even if the printer finds undefined code
after the character set is changed by the function code, the printer will ignore
all the barcode data defended by data length parameter “n1,n2”,
and no barcode print is performed.
12) When a paper empty error is occurred during barcode printing,
the printer will stop printing and cancel all the barcode data already received.
13) When the module parameter is set to 1(m=1), the printer will always ignore
the human readable flag. And also, if the printer finds out there is no space to print
the human readable character in the barcode area, the printer may ignore
the human readable flag.
Cut Sheet Feeder Control*
Eject a page from the printer*
Miscellaneous
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Add a carriage return to all line feeds
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Printer offline
Select default settings
ESC EM R
ESC U (n)
ESC 5 (n)
ESC j
ESC [ K (n1) (n2) (i) (ID) (p1) (p2)
C-13
Command Sets
Epson EP2 Quick Reference Guide
This section describes the printer commands for the Epson EP2 Emulation. Asterisks in the
“Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer.
Function
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
Italic printing on
Italic printing off
Select character style
n = 0:Normal
1:Outlined
2:Shaded
3:Outlined and shadowed
One-line double-width characters on
One-line double-width characters off
Double-width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Condensed characters on
Condensed characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Underline on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Select line
n1 = 3, n2 = 0, d1 = 1
d2 = 0:Ignore command
1:Underline
2:Strike through
3:Overscore
d3 = 0 or 4:Cancel line selection
1:Single line
2 or 3:Double line
5:Single-dotted line
6 or 7:Double-dotted line
C-14
Command
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC q (n)
SO or ESC SO
DC4
ESC W (n)
ESC w (n)
SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC - (n)
ESC ( - (n1) (n2) (d1) (d2) (d3)
Command Sets
Function
Command
Select printing style
ESC ! (n)
This command allows you to combine various printing styles.
The value of n is the sum of the values of the styles you want
to combine.
n=
0: Pica pitch
1: Elite pitch
2: Proportional spacing
4: Condensed
8: Shadow
16: Bold
32: Double-width
64: Italics
128: Underline
Horizontal Control
Space
SP
Backspace
BS
Carriage return
CR
Set elite pitch
ESC M
Set pica pitch
ESC P
Set 15 CPI
ESC g
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
ESC p (n)
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Set inter-character space to n/120 inch (for draft)
ESC SP (n)
or n/180 inch (for letter and proportional)
(0 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set character pitch to (n1 + n2 X 256)/360 inch
ESC c (n1) (n2)
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 4)
Select character pitch (specify unit of pitch)
ESC ( U (n1) (n2) (d)
n1 = 1, n2 = 0
d = 10 to 19: 10/3600 inch = 1/360 inch
d = 20 to 29: 20/3600 inch = 1/180 inch
d = 30 to 39: 30/3600 inch = 1/120 inch
d = 40 to 49: 40/3600 inch = 1/90 inch
d = 50 to 59: 50/3600 inch = 1/72 inch
d = 60 to 69: 60/3600 inch = 1/60 inch
C-15
Command Sets
Function
Command
Vertical Control
Line feed
LF
Form feed
FF
Advance paper n/180 inch (1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
ESC J (n)
Set line spacing to 1/8 inch
ESC 0
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
ESC 3 (n)
Set line spacing to n/60 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 127)
ESC A (n)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch
ESC 2
Set line spacing to n/360 inch (0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
ESC + (n)
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
HT
Set horizontal tabs
ESC D (n1) ... (nk) NUL
The values of n1to nk in this command are the ASCII values of
the print columns (at the current character width) at which tabs
are to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 32)
Move print position n/120 inch (for draft)(*1)
ESC $ (n1) (n2)
(*1)
or n/180 inch (for letter)
right from left margin
(n = n1 + n2 X 256)
Move print position n/120(*1) inch (for draft)
ESC \ (n1) (n2)
(*1)
or n/180
inch (for letter) left or right from the current
position
(n = n1 + n2 X 256)
Vertical tab execution
VT
Set vertical tabs
ESC B (n1) ... (nk) NUL
The values of n1to nk in this command are the
ASCII values of the lines (at the current line
spacing) at which tabs are to be set.
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255) (1 ≤ k ≤ 16)
Move to dot line (d1 + d2 X 256)/360(*2) inch
ESC ( V (n1) (n2) (d1) (d2)
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 ≤ d1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ d2 ≤ 127)
Vertical relative move by (d1 + d2 X 256)/360(*2) inch ESC ( v (n1) (n2) (d1) (d2)
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 ≤ d1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ d2 ≤ 127)
–32768 ≤ d1 + d2 X 256 ≤ 32768
*1 The value depends on the pitch set by the ESC (U command.
*2 The value depends on the pitch set by the ESC (U command. The default is 1/360 inch.
C-16
Command Sets
Function
Page Formatting
Set right margin to column n
(1 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set left margin to column n
(0 ≤ n ≤ 255)
Set top and bottom margins from top of page
n1 = 4, n2 = 0
• Top margin = (t1 + t2 X 256)/360(*1) inch
(0 ≤ t1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ t2 ≤ 127)
• Bottom margin =(b1 + b2 X 256)/360(*1)i nch
(0 ≤ b1 ≤ 255)
(0 ≤ b2 ≤ 127)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines (1 ≤ n ≤ 127)
Set page length to n inches (1 ≤ n ≤ 22)
Set page length to (d1 + d2 X 256)/360(*1) inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
Command
ESC Q (n)
ESC l (n)
ESC ( c (n1) (n2) (t1) (t2) (b1) (b2)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC ( C (n1) (n2) (d1) (d2)
(0 ≤ d1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ d2 ≤ 127)
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Select character set 2
Select the active character set assigned with the
ESC (t command (0 ≤ n ≤ 3)
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC t (n)
*1 The value depends on the pitch set by the ESC (U command. The default is 1/360 inch.
C-17
Command Sets
Function
Command
Select international character set
ESC R (n)
n = 0: USA
1: France
2: Germany
3: United Kingdom
4: Denmark 1
5: Sweden
6: Italy
7: Spanish 1
8: Japan
9: Norway
10:Denmark 2 Select the same Emulation on the printer and in your software.
11:Spanish 2
12:Latin America
13: Korea
64: Legal
Assign a character set to active character set
ESC ( t (n1) (n2) (d1) (d2) (d3)
number 0 to 3, n1 = 3, n2 = 0
d2, d3: Decimal
d1 =
0:
Active character set number 0,
default is Italics
1:
Active character set number 1,
default is Graphics
2:
Active character set number 2,
default is DLL
3:
Active character set number 3,
default is Graphics
d2
d3
Character Set
0
1
1
3
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
29
0
0
16
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
Italic
PC 437 (USA)
PC 437G (Greek)
PC 850 (Multilingual)
PC 858 (Multillingual + Euro)**
PC 851 (Greek)
PC 853 (Turkish)
PC 855 (Cyrillic)
PC 860 (Portugal)
PC 863 (Canada-French)
PC 865 (Norway)
PC 852 (East Europe)
PC 857 (Turkish)
PC 862 (Israel)
PC 864 (Arabic)
PC 866 (Russian)
PC 869 (Greek)
USSR GOST
PC 923 (Latin-9)**
31
0
PC920 (Latin-5)
**Code page contains Euro currency symbol
C-18
Command Sets
Function
Command
Print n1 + n2 X 256 characters from all-character set
(character codes)
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 127)
ESC ( ^ (n1) (n2)
(0 ≤ n1 + n2 X 256 ≤ 255)
(0 ≤ character codes ≤ 254)
Clear input buffer
Delete a character
Force most significant bit to 1
Force most significant bit to 0
Cancel control over most significant bit
CAN
DEL
ESC >
ESC =
ESC #
Font Selection and Downloading
Select font
ESC % (n)
n = 0:Resident character set
1:Downloaded character set
Select letter or draft quality
ESC x (n)
n = 0: Draft
1: Letter
Select type style
ESC k (n)
• Bitmap font:
n = 0:Roman
1:Sans serif*
2:Courier*
3:Prestige*
4:Script*
5:OCR-B*
6:OCR-A*
7:Orator*
10:Roman T*
11:Sans serif H*
12:Bold*
13:Gothic*
* On some code pages or point sizes, the Roman font or Sans serif font is selected.
Set scalable font mode
• m sets character pitch.
m = 0:Keep previous pitch
1:Set proportional space mode
5:Select character pitch (m/360 inch)
(Reset proportional space mode)
ESC X m (n1) (n2)
C-19
Command Sets
Function
Command
• n1 and n2 set point size of font.
Point size = (n1 + n2 X 256) X 0.5 point
(0 ≤ n1 ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n2 ≤ 127)
Copy resident character set to download area
Create download font
Bit Image Graphics
Graphics type m graphics
Bit image mode definition
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
Select raster image graphics
n1 = 1, n2 = 0
d = 1: Raster image graphics mode
Print raster image graphics
ESC : NUL (n) (s)
ESC & NUL (n1) (n2) (d0) (d1)
(d2) (data)
ESC * (m) (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC ? (s) (n)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC ( G (n1) (n2) (d)
ESC . (c) (v) (h) (m) (n1) (n2) (data)
Barcode
Barcode setup and print
ESC (B (n1) (n2) (k) (m) (s) (v1) (v2)
(c) (data)
(0 ≤ n1, n2 ≤ 255) (n = n1 + n2 X 256)
k: Barcode type
k
Barcode type
k value
00 hex
01 hex
02 hex
03 hex
04 hex
05 hex
06 hex
barcode type
EAN-13
EAN-8
INDUSTRIAL 2 OF 5
UPC-A
UPC-E
CODE 39
CODE128
m: Module width
m
Module width
m
02 hex
03 hex
04 hex
unit module dots
2 dots(default)
3 dots
4 dots
s: Space width adjustment
s
C-20
Space width adjustment
“s” is used for fine adjustment for each “spaces” to match the optical conditions.
There is no effect for the “bar” width adjustment.
Range :-3≦s≦3
Command Sets
v1, v2: Bar length
v1, v2 Bar length
Bar length is described 2 bytes v1 shows lower byte. v2 shows upper bytes.
And bar length is controlled by multiple value of an unit of 1/2160 inch.
Minimum value of v1, v2:
288 dec
vertical pitch : All the input data is rounded to the multiple value.
c: Control flag
c
Control flag
b0: Check Digit
0: No check code is generated by the printer.
The host computer should generate the check code.
1: Check code is generated automatically by the printer.
b1: Human Readable Character
0 : Print On
1 : Print Off
Note: Human readable character is proportionally printed
under the barcode in OCR-B font.
b2: EAN-13, UPC-A flag character position
(EAN-13 : 13th digit)
(UPC-A : number system character)
0 : Center
1 : Under
b3-b7: not used
Cut Sheet Feeder Control
Eject a page from the printer
Miscellaneous
Select unidirectional mode 1line
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Initialize printer
ESC EM R
ESC <
ESC U (n)
ESC @
C-21
D
Interface Information
This printer can communicate with a computer through a serial interface, a USB interface,
a Blue Tooth wireless interface, an IEEE 802.11B wireless interface. Interfaces may vary
from unit to unit depending on which configuration is purchased.
This appendix provides information you may need for wiring your own interface cables or
for programming computer-to-printer communications. Most users do not need the information in this appendix. This information is most useful to people who specify how to configure and install these printers.
Removing the Connectivity Cover
To connect the printer through an IEEE 802.11B wireless interface , you must first remove the connectivity cover on the bottom side of the printer.
Connectivity Cover
1 Locate connectivity cover on the bottom side of the printer.
2 Push the top of the connectivity cover slightly inward.
3 Pull the connectivity cover slightly downward and out.
4 Connect the desired Wireless LAN module.
D-1
Interface Information
Serial Interface
Use the cable that comes with the printer or equivalent. If you prepare a cable separately,
the cable connector at the printer side should be an equivalent that conforms to EIA standards.
The following table shows the pin assignments that are used.
Pin No.
D-2
Signal Name
Description
2
TXD
(Transmit Data)
This line is for transmission of data from Printer to PC.
The characteristics of the data transmitted are specified
by the function menu. The only data that will be transmitted are XON (x’11’) and XOFF (x’13’) signals. CTS must
be high for transmission to take place.
3
RXD
(Receive Data)
This line is for receiving data from PC. The serial interface will not accept any data unless DSR is on.
4
RTS
(Request to Send)
This line will be set high and will remain high after the
serial interface finishes its Reset.
5
CTS
(Clear to Send)
This line will be monitored only if the XON/XOFF protocol is selected because CTS must be high in order for
the serial interface to transmit data.
6
DSR
(Data Set Ready)
DSR is used as another method of providing data integrity. Data will not be accepted unless DSR is high.
7
SG
(Signal Ground)
Signal Ground (common return)
20
DTR
(Data Terminal Ready)
This line will be set high after the serial interface finishes
its Reset sequence. However if Ready/busy handshake
protocol is selected, this line is used to indicate to PC
whether or not Printer is ready to receive any more data.
Interface Information
Serial Options
The serial options for the computer and the printer must match. Use the printer control
panel, the computer operating system, or your software to change options specified as
“selectable.”
Transmission
Asynchronous, full duplex
Speed
4800, 9600, 19200 or 38400 baud (selectable)
Data bits
7 or 8 bits (selectable)
Parity bit
Even, odd, or none (selectable)
Start bit
1 bit
Stop bit
1 or 2 bits (selectable)
Buffer control
XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3) or DTR (Data Terminal Ready) (selectable)
Buffer size
2K, 8K, 16K, 32K, or 64K bytes (selectable)
D-3
Interface Information
Buffer Control
Buffer control is a communication emulation used by the computer terminal and the
printer to secure data transmission between the two devices. The buffer control ensures
that the computer does not send information to the printer faster than the information can
be processed in the printer. By telling the computer when the printer can receive data,
the buffer control prevents the printer’s buffer from overflowing.
This printer offers a choice of two different buffer controls for connection to a variety of
computers: XON/XOFF and DTR. If you computer documentation does not recommend
a particular buffer control, try DTR. The following table describes the buffer control.
NOTE: XON/XOFF is the default setting from the factory.
D-4
Buffer Control
Description
XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3)
When the printer is ready to receive data, it sends the XON (DC1)
code (hex 11). When fewer than 255 bytes of space remain in the
buffer (or when the printer is taken offline), the printer sends the
XOFF (DC3) code (hex 13). (When the input buffer is configured for
256 bytes, the buffer limit is reduced from 255 bytes to 63 bytes.)
The computer must stop transmitting data within 255 (63) characters of receiving the XOFF code, or information may be lost. If the
paper runs out, the printer sends an NAK code (hex 15).
DTR
DTR is a hardware buffer control; that is, the Ready Out signal on
the interface cable. (DTR) is used to control the flow of data rather
than the transmission of a character code. When the printer is
ready to receive data, DTR is high. When fewer than 255 (63) bytes
of space remain in the buffer (or when the printer is taken offline),
DTR is low. The computer must stop transmitting data within 255
(63) characters of DTR being low, or information may be lost.
Interface Information
USB Interface (Universal Serial Bus)
Features
Full compliance with the Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0.
USB Function Controller with two FIFO-based Endpoints:
• One bidirectional Control Endpoint 0 (8 bytes)
• One receive Endpoint 1 (1*64 byts)
The signaling bit rate is 12 Mb/s (Full speed).
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Interface Pin Assignment
Pin No.
Signal
1
VBus
2
-Data(D-)
3
+Data(D+)
4
GND
Connecter type
Printer side Type B Receptacle
Cable side
Type B Plug
D-5
Interface Information
Bluetooth Wireless Interface
NOTE: Only for printer models with integrated Bluetooth Interface.
Comunication System
Bluetooth Standard Version 1.2 conformity
Output Power
Bluetooth Power Class 2
Frequency
ISM band 2.4 GHz
Communication Range
Line-of-sight distance:
Approximately 10m This may vary depending on conditions
including Obstacles between devices, signal quality, magnetic
fields, static electricity, electromagnetic interference, software,
operation system, reception sensitivity, and antenna performance.
IEEE 802.11B/G Wireless Interface (Option)
This interface is supplied as an adaptor that plugs into the 36-pin Amphenol type
connector of the printer.
D-6
Standards
Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g
Data rate
IEEE 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b: 1, 2, 5,5, 11 Mbps, Auto Fallback
Frequency
ISM band 2,4 GHz
Power
5 V DC, 2,5 A
OS Support
Windows 95/98 (SE)/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
Linux, Mac OS
Transport Protocol
TCP/IP, SMB, NetBEUI, AppleTalk
E
Character Sets
This appendix provides character sets available for this printer. Available character sets
depend on the emulation selected. They are as follows:
• Common to IBM Proprinter XL24E (2390+) emulation and Epson-EP2 emulation:
Default sets
• IBM Proprinter XL24E (2390+) emulation: Set 1 and set 2
• Epson-EP2 emulation: National character sets
These character sets include different characters and symbols that are in accordance
with the intended languages or usages. Note that some character sets, even if they have
the same character set name, may not have certain characters or symbols, depending
on the resident fonts selected. For details, see the table at the end of this appendix.
Common to IBM Proprinter Emulation and
Epson-EP2 Emulation
The ASCII character set and the National Replacement Character sets are given in the
following.
The following eighteen character sets are available: Code pages 437, 437Greek, 850,
851, 852, 853, 855, 857, 858, 860, 863, 864, 865, 866, 869, 920, 923 and USSR GOST.
E-1
Character Sets
Code Page 437
Code Page 437 Greek
E-2
Character Sets
Code Page 850
Code Page 851
E-3
Character Sets
Code Page 852
Code Page 853
E-4
Character Sets
Code Page 855
Code Page 857
E-5
Character Sets
Code Page 858
Code Page 860
E-6
Character Sets
Code Page 863
Code Page 864
E-7
Character Sets
Code Page 865
Code Page 866
E-8
Character Sets
Code Page 869
Code Page 920
E-9
Character Sets
Code Page 923
Code Page USSR GOST
E-10
Character Sets
IBM Proprinter Emulation
IBM Set 1 and 2
IBM character set 1 and IBM character set 2
IBM Set 1
IBM Set 2
E-11
Character Sets
Epson-EP2 Emulation
National Character Sets
The following fifteen character sets are available: USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark
1, Sweden, Italy, Spain 1, Japan, Norway, Denmark 2, Spain 2, Latin America, Korea,
and Legal.
Common Characters
The following table shows characters common to the fifteen “national” character sets. NR
indicates characters that differ with languages.
E-12
Character Sets
National Characters
The following table shows “national” characters that differ with languages. Character codes correspond to NRs in the preceding table.
E-13
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