IBM 5400-006 Printer Setup Instruction and Operator`s Guide

IBM 5400-006 Printer Setup Instruction and Operator`s Guide
IBM 5400-006 Printer
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Document Number GA18-7709-0
February 4, 1999
IFC Co., Ltd.
Development
T. Greenwood
YMTVM2
VIFC040
LAX-Y74
0462-73-3372
First Edition, March 1999
Changes are made occasionally to the information herin; any such changes will be reported in subsequent revisions or Technical
Newsletters.
 Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1999. All rights reserved.
Safety Instructions
This instruction manual describes safety instructions for safe, correct use of the product. Please keep it in
a handy place for reference as required.
Icons
In this instruction manual and on safety instruction labels on the product, icons are used for correct use
without causing danger to yourself and other people and for preventing damage to other properties. The
icons used and their meanings are as follows:
DANGER:
CAUTION:
This icon indicates a danger of death or serious injury if the product is
handled incorrectly by ignoring the corresponding instruction.
This icon indicates a danger of personal injury or physical damage if
the product is handled incorrectly by ignoring the corresponding
instruction.
Indication by Danger/Caution Labels
If there is a label showing an instruction in black characters on a yellow base either outside or inside of
the product, it is a danger or caution label. Always observe the indicated instruction.
If there are any instructions indicated by a danger or caution label (on the product for example) aside from
the instructions in this manual, always observe the instructions indicated on the label.
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DANGER:
Ÿ Do not open a cover not described in the operator's guide. It is dangerous because a live portion
applied with a high voltage exists in side the cover.
Ÿ Do not modify this product as it might cause a fire or shock hazard.
Ÿ Do not apply any voltage other than the indicated supply voltage as it might cause a fire or shock
hazard.
Ÿ Neither use any cord other than the power cord supplied with the product nor use the supplied cord for
other than this product as it might cause a fire or shock hazard.
Ÿ Do not scratch, damage or process the power cord. If a heavy thing is placed on it or if it is stretched
or bent forcibly, the power cord might be damaged to cause a fire or shock hazard.
DANGER:
Ÿ Cable Installation and Removal Procedures
Electrical current from the power cord is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, connect and disconnect
cables as follows when installing or moving this product.
– To connect:
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Turn everything to Off.
Connect the interface cable.
Attach the power cord to outlet.
Set the device to On.
– To disconnect:
1. Turn everything to Off.
2. Remove the power cord from outlet.
3. Remove the all cables from device.
CAUTION:
Ÿ When disconnecting the power plug, do not pull the power cord. The cord might be damaged and
cause a fire or shock hazard. (Always hold the plug portion and pull it for disconnection.)
Ÿ Refer to “Environmental Conditions” described in this manual for the operating environment.
Ÿ Do not install the product in a humid or dusty place as it might cause a fire or shock hazard.
Ÿ Do not stop up the ventilation hole of the product. Otherwise, the inside of the product might be
heated abnormally to cause a fire.
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IBM 5400-006 Printer:
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Preface
This manual describes the installation and operation procedures of the IBM 5400 Printer. This manual is
intended for operators and personnel in charge of installation.
Composition of Manual
This manual contains following:
Chapter 1, “Installation” provides the procedure required for installation of the IBM 5400-006 printer and
the test method for checking if the IBM 5400 works normally.
Chapter 2, “Operation” describes names and functions of controls and lamps of the IBM 5400 and basic
operating instructions.
Chapter 3, “Problem Determination Procedure” describes how to handle problems occurring in the IBM
5400-006 printer.
Chapter 4, “IBM 5400-006 Features” describes the features of the IBM 5400-006 printer divided between
system and parallel port.
Chapter 5, “Installation Planning and Site Preparation” describes what is necesary for planning the installation of the IBM 5400-006 printer.
Appendixes contain the following:
Ÿ Appendix A, Forms Design
Ÿ Appendix B, IBM 5400 System Configuration
Ÿ Appendix C, Control Codes
Ÿ Appendix D, ESC/P-C Mode and ESC/PC Control Modes
Ÿ Appendix E, DC 12V Outlet
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IBM 5400-006 Printer:
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Contents
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . .
Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indication by Danger/Caution Labels
Preface . . . . . . . .
Composition of Manual
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Chapter 1. Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1 Before Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2 Setting up the IBM 5400-006 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.1 Peeling off all Shipping Tape and Confirming Accessories
1.2.2 Setting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.3 Setting the V cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.4 Setting the Form Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.5 Setting the Ribbon Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.6 Setting the Test Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.7 Testing the IBM 5400-006 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3 Connecting to the Host System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.1 Connecting to an AS/400 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3.2 Connecting to a PC (Using a Parallel Port)
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Chapter 2. Operation
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2.1 Names and Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.1 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.2 Rear View
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2.1.3 Printer Mechanism (Left View) . . . . . . .
2.1.4 Printer Mechanism (Right View) . . . . . .
2.1.5 Operator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2 Check before Operating
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2.2.1 Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 Powering On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.1 Powering On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3.2 Powering Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4 Starting and Stopping Printing . . . . . . . . . .
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2.4.1 Stopping and Restarting Printing
2.5 Changing the Print Mode
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2.5.1 Changing the Print Mode . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.2 Changing the Initialization
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2.5.3 Print Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.6 Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
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2.6.1 Unloading the Printing Form . . . . . . . .
2.6.2 Setting the Printing Form . . . . . . . . . .
2.6.3 At EOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.7 Checking the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.8 Replacing the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.8.1 Removing the Ribbon Cassette . . . . . .
2.8.2 Setting and Mounting the Ribbon Cassette
2.8.3 Refilling the Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.9 Making Adjustments
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2.9.1 Adjusting the Print Pressure . . . . . . . .
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2.9.2 Adjusting the Vertical Position . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.9.3 Adjusting the Horizontal Position
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2.9.4 Adjusting Form Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.10 Test Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.11 Changing the Door Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.11.1 Changing the Front Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.11.2 Changing the Rear Door
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2.12 Initializing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.12.1 Switches used for Initialization and Their Functions
2.12.2 Initialization Procedure Example . . . . . . . . . . .
2.12.3 Initial Set Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.13 Host Trace Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.14 Relocating the IBM 5400-006 Printer . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3. Problem Determination Procedure . . .
3.1 Problem Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2 Messages and Actions
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3.2.1 Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3 Form Jam Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4 Ribbon Jam Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5 Inspecting the Platen and Changing Strike Position
3.5.1 Inspecting the Platen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.2 Changing Strike Position . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 4. IBM 5400-006 Features . . . . . .
4.1 IBM 5400-006 Features . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1.1 Basic Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2 Connecting to a Host System . . . . . . . .
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4.2.1 System Port
4.2.2 Connecting to a Parallel Port . . . . . .
4.3 System Port Basic Functions . . . . . . . .
4.3.1 Printable Characters . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.2 Printing Density . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.3 Printing Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.4 Printing Style (Vertical, Horizontal) . .
4.4 Parallel Port Basic Functions . . . . . . . .
4.4.1 Support Emulation and Character Set
4.4.2 Line Spacing (No. of lines per inch: lpi)
4.4.3 Printing Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5. Installation Planning and Site Preparation
Site Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Conditions
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Appendix A. Forms Design
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A.1 Forms Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A.2 Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A.3 Multiple-Part Forms Glue Fastening Specifications
A.4 Preprinting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A.5 Label Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A.6 Maximum Number of Characters per Line . . . . .
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Appendix B. Print Control Characters (Connected to a System Port)
B.1.1 System Printer Control Characters (SCS Mode) . . . . . . . . .
B.2 Bar Code Print Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix D. ESC/P-C Mode and ESC/P-C Control Modes
D.1 Initialization for ESC/P-C
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D.2 Control Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D.2.1 Limits When Using ESC/P-C Mode . . . . . . . . . .
D.3 ESC/P-C Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix C. Control Codes (Connected to a Parallel Port) . . . . . . . . .
C.1 Control Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.2 Overview of Control Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.2.1 Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.2.2 Conditions to Start Printing
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C.3 Control Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.4 Considerations in Creating a 5577 Data Stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.4.1 About Level E Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.4.2 Printer Initial Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.4.3 Character Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.4.4 Difference Between Line Pitch and Actual Line Pitch Distance . . . .
C.4.5 Setting a Format (Setting a Print Area and Tabs and Moving the Print
C.4.6 Specifying a Font Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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C.4.7 Combining Character Decorations
C.4.8 Printing Data Exceeding the Right Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix E. DC 12V Outlet
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IBM 5400-006 Printer:
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Before Installation
Chapter 1. Installation
1.1 Before Installation
Before installing the IBM 5400-006 printer, check and execute the following items:
Ÿ Check if the environment of the installation site and power supply meet the
conditions defined in Chapter 5, “Installation Planning and Site Preparation” on
page 5-1.
DANGER:
Note: To avoid careless electric shock, do not connect the power cord to an
outlet unless instructed. To connect and disconnect a communication
cable, remove the power cord from the outlet.
Ÿ The customer is assumed to prepare the forms for testing the IBM 5400 Printer
(15" wide continuous form). For details of the forms, refer to Appendix A,
“Forms Design.”
Ÿ An interface cable is required to connect the IBM 5400-006 printer to the host
system. The customer is assumed to prepare the interface cable.
Ÿ Check if all parts are duly supplied. If any items are missing or damaged, call
your IBM marketing representative. Accessories are included in the IBM
5400-006 printer package.
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Before Installation
Moving the IBM 5400-006 Printer
Ÿ Before moving the IBM 5400-006 printer, unlock the two wheels in the front.
Then, push the printer to the desired location with the help of two or more
persons.
Note: If the printer is moved with the wheels locked, the floor and the wheels
might be damaged.
Ÿ Set the printer in the desired location. Lock the wheels at the front to stabilize
the printer.
Note: Set the printer on a horizontal and flat floor. Make sure that the wheels
are not tangled with the cable or the cords.
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Peeling off all Shipping Tape and Confirming Accessories
1.2 Setting up the IBM 5400-006 Printer
1.2.1 Peeling off all Shipping Tape and Confirming Accessories
1 Open the set cover and peel off all shipping tape.
Close the set cover.
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Peeling off all Shipping Tape and Confirming Accessories
2 Open the rear door.
Peel off the shipping tape fixing the ribbon cassette and
the accessory box.
3 Make sure that the following items are provided.
Ø Ribbon Cassette
Ø Accessory Box
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Peeling off all Shipping Tape and Confirming Accessories
4 Make sure the following items are provided in the accessory box,
Ø Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide (this book)
Ø Maintenance Information
Manual
Ø V Cable
Ø Curl Corrector
Ø Rear Fence
Ø Power Cord
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Peeling off all Shipping Tape and Confirming Accessories
5 Open the front door of the printer and insert the two manuals.
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Setting the Power Cord
1.2.2
Setting the Power Cord
1 Open the rear door.
2 Take the cover off of the hole in the back left part of the stacker.
Push the
cover from below with your hand to take it out. (This cover is not used
again.)
3 Insert the power cord plug into the power connector on the top left of the
stacker and thread the power cord through the hole in the bottom. Then, fix
the cable with the three cable clamps.
Note: Pull the power cord out from the hole in the left of the stacker outside
the printer with the shortest length. If the power cord is loose inside the
stacker, it may cause a stacker jam.
Note:
Use a power plug with three prongs. Do not plug a three-prong power cord into
a two-prong power plug. This might cause poor printing.
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Setting the V-cable
1.2.3 Setting the V cable
If you are using the parallel port to connect to a PC, refer to 1.2.4, “Setting the
Form Guide” on page 1-9.
1 Open the rear door.
2 Connect the V-cable to interface panel.
Fasten the two screws of the
V-cable.
3 Fix the V-cable to the stacker using the cable clamp below the interface
panel.
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Setting the Form Guide
1.2.4 Setting the Form Guide
Set the rear fence and curl corrector for a continuous form 15" wide and 11" long
used for test printing.
1 Open the rear door.
2 Set the rear fence at scale position “11”, referring to the figure.
3 Set the curl corrector at scale position “10” to “12”.
4 Close the rear door.
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Setting the Ribbon Cassette
1.2.5 Setting the Ribbon Cassette
First, set the ribbon cassette itself.
1 Take the ribbon cassette out of the box.
Open the cassette arms on the left
and right in the arrow direction. Then, make sure that the ribbon passes
through the guides.
2 Open the ribbon cassette cover in the direction indicated.
Remove the paper
spacer.
3 Press the button in the direction indicated and close the ribbon roller.
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Setting the Ribbon Cassette
4 Align the mebius plate to the mark indicated by .A/.
5 Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to tighten the ribbon.
6 Close the ribbon cassette cover.
The ribbon cassette setting has been then completed. Next, set the ribbon cassette into the printer.
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Setting the Ribbon Cassette
7 Open the set cover.
8 Push the platen open lever backward to release the platen.
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Setting the Ribbon Cassette
9 Open the scale cover in the direction of the arrow.
10 Insert the protrusions on the left and right of the ribbon cassette into the
grooves respectively. Then, make sure that the arrow mark shown in the
figure is on the left and right.
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Setting the Ribbon Cassette
11 Pull the ribbon cassette toward you to lock it.
Then, make sure of the fol-
lowing two points:
Ÿ The ribbon is set in the front of the ribbon shield (thin metallic plate with
holes).
Ÿ The arrow marks on the left and right are hidden.
12 Close the scale cover.
13 Pull the platen lever toward you and close the platen.
14 Close the set cover.
The ribbon cassette setting has been then completed.
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Setting the Test Form
1.2.6 Setting the Test Form
This section explains how to set the form for all print span tests for the IBM
5400-006 printer. Make sure to use a 15" wide and 11" long continuous form.
1 Open the set cover.
2 Push the platen open lever backward to release the platen.
Notes:
a. If the form is set without the platen being released, the form edges are
damaged, possibly causing form jam or other problems.
b. While pressing the platen open lever to the right, press it backward as
the platen remains released. The platen is set into the all release status.
When setting the form, do not set the platen to the all release status.
This causes form edges to slip out.
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Setting the Test Form
3 Turn the lock levers adjacent to the left and right tractors toward you to
unlock the tractors. The tractors can move leftward and rightward. Move the
left and right tractors to determine the positions to meet the form width.
4 Open the tractor covers.
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Setting the Test Form
5 Open the front door and set the test form into the form stand.
Insert the form
into the form insertion slot and push it up to the height of the left and right
tractors. If it is difficult to push up, do this while moving the form to the right
and left.
Note: Set the test form into the form stand so that the left edge of the form
is located to the left of the EOF (end of form) switch.
6 Fit the tractor holes on both sides of the form to the pins of left and right
tractors. Close the left and right tractor covers.
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Setting the Test Form
7 Moving the tractors, position the form so that the print position scale (1-136)
is located within the form width. Push both lock levers backward to lock
them. Make sure not to loosen the form.
8 Turn the Form Feed knob and adjust the form perforation to the line scale
according to the form length (in this example, “11”).
Note: Make sure that the platen is not in the all release status. (See Note b
in step 2 on page 1-15.)
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Setting the Test Form
9 Adjust the Form Thickness Adjustment lever position according to the form.
Note: For single forms (high quality form) of 55kg ream, set the lever position to the “1”. For other forms, set the appropriate lever position
according to the table below. (See 2.9.1, “Adjusting the Print
Pressure” on page 2-47.)
Form type
(Form weight per ream)
Lever position
55kg ∼ 70kg
1 ∼ 2
90kg ∼ 135kg
2 ∼ 3
2P
30kg ∼ 45kg
1 ∼ 2
3P
30kg ∼ 45kg
2 ∼ 3
4P
30kg ∼ 34kg
3 ∼ 4
5P
30kg ∼ 34kg
3 ∼ 5
6P
30kg ∼ 34kg
4 ∼ 6
7P
30kg ∼ 34kg
4 ∼ 6
8P
30kg ∼ 34kg
5 ∼ 7
1P
10 Pull the platen toward yourself to close the platen.
11 Close the set cover and the front door.
You have finished setting the test form.
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Testing the IBM 5400-006 Printer
1.2.7 Testing the IBM 5400-006 Printer
Test printing with the following procedures. Use a 15" wide form.
1 Connect the power cord to the outlet and set the power switch to the |
side.
The power is turned on. See 2.3.1, “Powering On” on page 2-9.
2 Press Stop and then press Test.
The test lamp lights and the following
message is displayed on the LCD:
3 Press Start.
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The Start lamp lights and test printing starts.
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Testing the IBM 5400-006 Printer
A pattern similar to the following is printed. Printing stops when the pattern is
printed.
4 Press Form Feed or Line Feed to feed the form to a position where it can be
cut off easily. Open the set cover and cut off the form at the perforation.
5 Open the rear door and take out the printed forms.
6
Check their quality.
Close the rear door.
7 Press Stop, then Cancel to exit the print test mode.
The print test is finished.
Note: All characters can be printed in the print test. To print all characters
according to the currently selected emulation mode, after step 2 press Step
Feed Up or Step Feed Down to show ALL CHARACTER in the lower part
of the message. Then press Start to print all the characters.
Go to 1.3, Connecting to the Host System.
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Connecting to the Host System
1.3 Connecting to the Host System
Procedures are different for connecting to an AS/400 system and connecting to a
PC. The default format is for connecting to an AS/400 system. To connect to a
PC, see 1-26.
The IBM 5400-006 printer has a DC outlet on the interface panel. The DC outlet
can be used for a LAN adapter connected to the parallel port. For more information, see Appendix E, “DC 12V Outlet” on page E-1.
DANGER:
Before carrying out the following the procedures, read “Safety Instructions” on
page iii.
1.3.1 Connecting to an AS/400 System
Set the IBM 5400-006 printer address and connect the interface cable.
Interface Cable
The interface cable is sold separately.
For more information, see 5.1.4, “Cables” on page 5-3.
Setting the Address
Set the address using a value from 0 to 6.
Ask the host system manager for the value. The default is 0.
1 Connect the power cord to an outlet and set the power switch to the (│) side.
Power comes on . (See 2.3.1, “Powering On” on page 2-9.)
2 Press Set Up Mode.
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The following message is displayed:
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Connecting to the Host System
3 Continue pressing Set Up Mode until the following message is displayed.
à Printer Address
ð
ð
á
ñ
If the message goes too far, press Line Feed until it returns.
4 Press Step Feed Up or Step Feed Down to select the address value at the
bottom of the LCD. In the following example, 3 is selected.
5 After selecting the printer address, press Entry.
The Start lamp lights.
6 Press Cancel.
When formatting is finished, the IBM 5400-006 printer returns to the status
set just after the power is turned on. Wait a moment. (See 2.3.1, “Powering
On” on page 2-9.)
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Connecting to the Host System
Connecting the Interface Cable
1 Set the power switch to the Ο side and disconnect the power cord from the
outlet.
2 Open the rear door.
3 Connect the interface cable to the V-cable.
a. Pass the interface cable through the hole on the right of the stacker.
Take the cover off of the hole in the back right part of the stacker. Push
the cover from below with your hand to take it out. (This cover is not
used again.)
b. Pass the interface cable through the hole.
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Connecting to the Host System
c. Insert the interface cable plug into one of the V-cable receptacles. .1/
(Connect the concave and convex plugs securely.)
d. The plug can be screwed inside. Fasten this screw in the direction of the
arrow shown in the figure to lock the plug to the receptacle.
4 Fix the interface cable with the cable clamp.
5 Close the rear door.
Connection to the AS/400 system is complete.
To change the direction that the front or rear door closes, see 2.11, “Changing the
Door Direction.”
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Connecting to the Host System
1.3.2 Connecting to a PC (Using a Parallel Port)
The default format is for connecting to an AS/400 system. After setting the interface port format item to a parallel port, connect the interface cable.
Interface Cable (Printer Cable)
Ÿ Printer cable is sold separately
– ID# 81X7875 (2.4 m)
– ID# 09F5544 (5.0 m)
Ÿ The printer cable has 36 pins on the printer side and 25 pins on the system
side. A 36 ∼ 36 pin cable cannot be used.
Interface Port Settings
Change the printer connection to PC.
1 Connect the power cord to the outlet and set the Power switch to the (│) side.
The power turns on. (See 2.3.1, “Powering On” on page 2-9.)
2 Press Set Up Mode.
The following message is displayed:
3 Press Set Up Mode again.
The following message is displayed:
à Interface Port
ð
System Port
á
ñ
If the message goes too far, press Line Feed until it returns.
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Connecting to the Host System
4 Press Step Feed Up or Step Feed Down to change the message at the
bottom to Parallel Port.
5 Press Entry.
6 Upon connection to the PC, press Set Up Mode to display Emulation.
Note: The default is Emulation 5577.
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Connecting to the Host System
7 Press Step Feed Up or Step Feed Down to select the emulation mode you
want to use. ESC/P-C is selected in the following example:
8 Press Entry.
9 Press Cancel.
The following message is displayed:
When formatting is finished, the IBM 5400-006 printer returns to the status
set just after the power is turned on. Wait a moment. (See 2.3.1, “Powering
On” on page 2-9.)
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Connecting to the Host System
Connecting the Interface Cable
1 Set the Power switch to the Ο side and disconnect the power cord from the
outlet.
2 Open the rear door.
3 Remove the cover from the back right of the stacker.
Push from the bottom
to remove it. (This cover is not used again.)
4 Pass the interface cable through the hole on the right of the stacker and
connect it to the left connector on the interface panel.
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Connecting to the Host System
5 Fix the interface cable to the stacker with the cable clamps in the back right.
6 Close the rear door.
You have finished connecting the IBM 5400-006 printer to a PC.
To change the direction that the front or rear door closes, see 2.11, “Changing the
Door Direction.”
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Names and Functions
Chapter 2. Operation
2.1 Names and Functions
Names and functions of the IBM 5400-006 printer are shown below:
2.1.1 Front View
Power Switch
Set the power switch to the (│) to turn the power on. When the IBM
5400-006 printer power is turned on, the power lamp lights and selfdiagnosis starts.
Ÿ Connected to an AS/400 System: Depending on the initialization, the
printer enters Not Ready or Ready mode. The default is Not Ready For
more information about initialization, see 2.12, “Initializing the Printer” on
page 2-65. If the printer is in Not Ready mode, press Start on the
operator panel. The Start light comes on and printing is enabled.
Ÿ Connected to a PC: The print light comes on and printing is enabled.
Ÿ Set the power switch to the Ο side. The power light turns off.
Operator Panel
Used to perform the printing and set a mode. This panel consists of 12
switches, 9 indicator lamps, and an LCD. (For details of each switch and
lamp function, refer to 2.1.5, “Operator Panel” on page 2-5)
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Names and Functions
Set Cover
When setting forms and replacing ribbons, raise the set cover upward to
open it.
Front Door
In the front view, the front door is opened rightward; however, its open-close
direction can be changed depending on environment of the installation place.
For details, refer to 2.11, “Changing the Door Direction.”
Form Stand
Forms are placed here. Take forms out of the box before placing them here.
Form Insertion Slot
Insert forms from this slot and set them in the tractors.
2.1.2 Rear View
Rear Door
Both the rear door and the front door can be changed to open in different
directions. See 2.11, “Changing the Door Direction.”
Curl Corrector
Adjusts the position of forms according to their length so that printed forms
are folded correctly.
Rear Fence
Adjusts the position of forms according to their length along with the curl
corrector.
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2.1.3 Printer Mechanism (Left View)
Line Scale
Adjusts the head line position (first printing line) according to the length of
forms when determining the vertical position of forms. For details, see 2.9.2,
“Adjusting the Vertical Position” on page 2-49.
Form Feed Knob
Used to manually feed forms.
Tractors
A mechanism to feed paper. Pull the tractor lock lever toward you to move
the tractors rightward and leftward.
Tractor Lock Lever
When moving the tractors leftward and rightward to match the form width,
turn this lever toward you to unlock it.
Ribbon Feed Knob
To manually feed the ink ribbon, turn the knob clockwise. Do not turn the
knob counterclockwise.
Ribbon Cassette
Contains the ink ribbon. Use only IBM-recommended ink ribbons. For part
number, see 2.2.1, “Consumables” on page 2-8.
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Names and Functions
2.1.4 Printer Mechanism (Right View)
Print Position Scale
Use this scale when adjusting the horizontal position of forms. The first
character is printed at 1 on the scale. For details on adjustment, see 2.9.3,
“Adjusting the Horizontal Position” on page 2-50.
Scale Cover
If this cover is open, the printer errors error status.
Ribbon Release Lever
Used when replacing the ribbon cassette. Push this back to release the
ribbon cassette.
Line Counter
Counts the number of printed lines. If the vertical character size is 24 dots,
this counter is incremented by 1 in 100 line units.
Platen Open Lever
To set the form or replace the ribbon, release the platen by pushing the lever
backward. To lock and close the platen, pull the lever forward.
Note: Pressing the lever backward places the platen in the release status.
To place the platen in all release status, press the lever backward
while pressing it rightward. Set the all release status only when
removing form jam or when Otherwise, do not place the platen in all
release status.
Horizontal Fine Adjustment Knob
Used to fine adjust the form leftward and rightward. The range of adjustment is about 5 mm.
Form Thickness Adjustment Lever
Used to set the clearance between the print head and the platen according
to the thickness of the form.
Adjust this lever according to form thickness. For details, see 2.9.1,
“Adjusting the Print Pressure” on page 2-47.
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2.1.5 Operator Panel
The operator panel has 12 switches, 9 indicator lamps, and an LCD. The indicator
lamps are indicated by Ø.
The functions of the switches, indicator lamps, and the LCD on the operator panel
are as follows:
Switches
Switch Name
Start
Function
Puts the IBM 5400-006 printer in ready status. The Start
lamp lights and the printer is ready to print.
This switch functions only when the IBM 5400-006 printer is
in the not ready status and no errors are detected.
Feeds the form to the first line position of the next page.
Form Feed
Note: When connected to an AS/400 system, the length of
the form must be set by and application program. If
this is not set, a 1/6 inch length form is fed.
Feeds the form one line at a time. To continuously feed the
form, press continually.
Line Feed
Note: When connected to an AS/400 system, the standard
line spacing is 6 LPI (4.2 mm). However, this can be
changed by an application program.
If printable data remains in the print buffer and printing is terminated or stops, the remaining data can be printed by
pressing this.
Clear Print
If there is no data to be printed, No Data is displayed on the
LCD.
Also used to print only one line when preprinting or adjusting
the printing position.
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Names and Functions
Switch Name
Function
Sets the printer in not ready status. If this is pressed
during printing, the current line is printed before the printer is
set in not ready status.
Stop
Use this to stop an the alarm that sounds when an error
occurs.
To enable printing again, press Start.
Note: All switches, including the power and stop switches
function only when the printer is in not ready status
(after Stop is pressed).
Step Feed Up
Feeds the form forward about 0.14 mm (1/180 inch). To
feed the form continuously, hold the switch down. In either
case, the line number remains unchanged. Also used for
initializing.
Step Feed Up
Feeds the form backward about 0.14 mm (1/180 inch). Also
used for initializing.
Tests the function and quality of the IBM 5400-006 printer.
Test
Press Test. TEST PRINT MODE is displayed on the LCD.
The stored test print pattern is printed.
To exit the test mode, press Cancel.
Set Up Mode
Entry
Used to initialize the printer. For details, see 2.12, “Initializing the Printer” on page 2-65.
Used to determine the writing of the initial values set by Set
Up Mode.
Pressing Entry and Cancel resets the ribbon life counter.
See 2.8, “Replacing the Ribbon” on page 2-33.
Procedures for AS/400 connection and PC connection differ.
Ÿ Connected to an AS/400 System: Press Cancel to
cancel a print request and erase data in the data buffer.
Also used to exit test mode or initializing.
Cancel
Ÿ Connected to a PC: Press Cancel to cancel a print
request.
Note: Whether data is erased depends on the application. If the application does not erase the data,
the data is not affected by pressing Cancel.
Print Mode
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Used to change the print mode. See 2.5, “Changing the
Print Mode” on page 2-13.
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Names and Functions
Lamps
Lamp Name
Power Lamp
Function
Appears when the printer is on and turns off when the
printer is off.
Lights if a message is displayed on the LCD and an alarm
sounds. This lamp lights if:
Check Lamp
Test
Ÿ operator intervention is required due to EOF.
Ÿ an error occurs in the IBM 5400-006 printer.
Ÿ an error occurs in the host program.
Lights on if Test is pressed to enter test mode.
Lights when the IBM 5400-006 printer is ready to print.
Start Lamp
Lights off if an error occurs or if Stop is pressed.
After an error is corrected or Start is pressed, the start lamp
lights on again.
Draft Lamp
Lights on when the draft mode is selected.
DP Lamp
Lights on when the DP mode is selected.
High Quality Lamp
Lights on when the high quality mode is selected.
Copy Enhance
Lamp
Lights on when the copy enhance mode is selected.
NLQ Lamp
Lights when the NLQ mode is selected.
LCD
Displays status codes or error messages in alphanumeric characters.
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Check before Operating
2.2 Check before Operating
The following must be observed when operating the IBM 5400-006 printer.
Ÿ Do not place anything on the set cover. Keep the set cover closed during
printing.
Ÿ Make sure to adjust the form adjustment level to the thickness of the form you
are using. See 2.9.1, “Adjusting the Print Pressure” on page 2-47.
Ÿ Do not use forms with punched-out paper from sprocket hole.
Ÿ When setting the form or replacing the ribbon, make sure the ribbon feed has
stopped.
Ÿ Check the ribbon before starting daily operation. See 2.7, “Checking the
Ribbon” on page 2-31.
Ÿ Be sure to power off the printer and disconnect the power cord before cleaning
or inspecting the printer.
2.2.1 Consumables
To prevent paper or ribbon jams, remember the following:
Form
Use only specified forms. The IBM 5400-006 printer can print up to eight sheets of
multipart form. For details, see Appendix A, “Forms Design.”
Note: In the copy enhance mode, up to eight sheets can be printed. In the NLQ
mode, up to five sheets can be printed.
Ribbon
Use ribbon cassette (part number 84G5349) and refill ribbon (part number
09F4041) recommended by IBM.
Precautions on Storing Consumables
Ÿ The printing form should be stored in an environment equivalent to that of the
IBM 5400-006 printer installation site as far as possible. If the printing form is
stored in another place, place the form to the environment of the printer 1 to 2
hours before starting to print.
The optimum environment as a storing place is about 20 °C in temperature and
40 - 60% in relative humidity. If forms stored in a humid place are used, the
forms are softened due to the humidity and might cause a jam.
Ÿ Use the ribbon within 6 months of purchase.
To prevent drying and deterioration of the ink, avoid storing the ribbon in places
with high temperature and low humidity. If the ribbon is stored in places with
high temperature and the low humidity or it is stored for too long time, the ink
may become uneven or dried, and print quality is not guaranteed.
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Powering On and Off
2.3 Powering On and Off
Power on and off procedures are as follows:
Cautions when powering on and off
Ÿ Do not turn the power off during printing. Wait five seconds or more to
power on after powering off.
2.3.1 Powering On
1 Turn the Power switch to
| . The printer automatically starts self-diagnosis.
The LCD changes as shown below:
à
á
■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
ð
ñ
á
à IBM 54ðð-ðð6
ð
á
ñ
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Powering On and Off
2 When the self-diagnosis ends:
Ÿ Connected to an AS/400 system:
Depending on the initialization, one if the following messages is displayed:
à NOT READY
ð
á
ñ
à READY
ð
á
ñ
If NOT READY is shown, continue to step 3.
Ÿ Connected to a PC:
The following message is displayed; printing is enabled.
à
READY
á
ð
ñ
3 If NOT READY is displayed, press Start.
The start light turns on. READY is
displayed in the LCD and printing is enabled.
Notes:
1. After powering on the printer, check the form position before printing.
2. If the Check lamp lights on or a message other than the above is displayed,
see Chapter 3, “Problem Determination Procedure.”
3. Connected to an AS/400 system: Start is not set to the ready status if the
printer is not connected to host system.
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Powering On and Off
2.3.2 Powering Off
1 Press Stop to turn off the start lamp.
2 Set the power switch to the Ο side and make sure the power lamp turns off.
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Starting and Stopping Printing
2.4 Starting and Stopping Printing
The IBM 5400-006 printer must be in not ready status before you perform test
printing, cancel printing, change print modes, initialization, or replace the form or
ribbon. If the Start lamp is on, other switches are not enabled.
Press Stop to enable the other switches.
2.4.1 Stopping and Restarting Printing
To stop printing, press Stop.
After the current page is printed, the Start lamp turns off to indicate that the printer
is in the not ready status. You can also press Stop to turn off the alarm.
If an error message is displayed in the LCD, see: Chapter 3, “Problem Determination Procedure.”
To continue printing, press Start.
If the start lamp does not turn on after you press Start, the cause of the printing
interruption might not have been resolved. Resolve the problem according to
Chapter 3, “Problem Determination Procedure.”
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2.5 Changing the Print Mode
The IBM 5400-006 printer has eight types of print modes. Select the appropriate
mode according to your application. The table below lists the highest quality speed
in each mode.
Print Mode
NLQ
Copy enhance
High quality
DP
Draft
Copy enhance + high
quality
Copy enhance + DP
Copy enhance + draft
Meaning
Normal speed mode
(24 x 24 dots)
Copy enhance mode
(24 x 24 dots)
High quality mode
(24 x 24 dots)
DP (data processing) mode
(24 x 16 dots: Draft characters) Note
Draft mode
(24 x 12 dots: Draft characters) Note
Copy enhance + high quality mode
(24 x 24 dots)
Copy enhance + DP print mode
(24 x 16 dots: Draft characters) Note
Copy enhance + draft mode
(24 x 12 dots: Draft characters) Note
Printing Speed
(Max.)
360 LPM (Notes
2 and 3)
Note 4
180 LPM
500 LPM
1
600 LPM
1
1
1
Notes:
1. In the DP and draft print modes, draft characters are used as the font. The
draft characters mean a font that eliminates the number of dots horizontally.
The size of the printed characters is the same as that of the ordinary speed
print.
2. LPM = Lines per Minute; indicates the number of lines printed per minute.
3. The printer is set to NLQ print mode at shipment.
4. The five copy enhance modes can be set when initializing the printer.
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Level
Level
Level
Level
Level
1
2
3
4
5
The two following methods are available for changing the print mode:
Ÿ Using the print mode switch on the operator panel
Ÿ Changing the initial value
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2.5.1 Changing the Print Mode
Use this to change the print mode temporarily.
1 Press Stop to set the printer in the not ready status.
2 Press Print Mode.
Each time Print Mode is pressed, the print mode changes as follows:
The corresponding print mode lamp lights up. For example, if DP mode is
currently set, the DP lamp lights up. If the Copy Enhance + DP mode is set,
the Copy Enhance and the DP lamps light up.
3 After selecting the print mode, press Start.
The Start lamp lights up.
Note: If you do not save these settings, they are erased when you power off the
printer. When you power on the printer again, the settings specified in the set up
mode are set. To save your settings and use them again, change the initialization.
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2.5.2 Changing the Initialization
Change the print mode like other initial settings. See: 2.12, “Initializing the Printer.”
2.5.3 Print Modes
The print modes have the following features:
NLQ Mode
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
The 24 x 24 dot mode is used.
Same as the NLQ mode for the 5407/5417/5427 printers.
Printing speed is 360 LPM.
The NLQ lamp lights up when this mode is set.
This mode is set at shipment.
Copy Enhance Mode
Ÿ Use when printing up to eight multipart form sheets.
Ÿ The 24 x 24 dot character font mode is used.
Ÿ The Copy Enhance lamp lights up when this mode is set.
This mode is further divided into five modes (3 for multi-form printing and 2
for uneven forms). These modes can be set during initialization. The
factory set default is Level 2.
3 Multi-part Form Modes
Level 1: Printing is enhanced. Print speed is the same as NLQ mode,
360 LPM. However, printing might become slower than 360 LPM
depending on the print pattern.
Level 2: This mode is the same as the copy enhance mode of the
5417 printer. Copy darkness is the same as Level 1. Print speed is
180 LPM, half of NLQ mode. Characters are darker than NLQ mode.
This mode is the setting at shipment.
Level 3: This mode prints double strike in Level 1. Copy becomes 1
sheet darker than Level 1 and Level 2. Print speed is 180 LPM, half of
NLQ mode. However, printing might become slower than 180 LPM
depending on the print pattern. This mode prints darker than NLQ
mode.
2 Uneven Form Modes
Level 4 (Uneven Form): This mode is for printing on forms that are
inconsistent in thickness such as forms on packages for delivery companies. As with Level 1, printing is enhanced. Printing speed is 310
LPM, slower then NLQ mode. However, printing might become slower
than 310 LPM depending on the print pattern.
Level 5 (Uneven Forms Strong): This mode prints double strike in the
uneven forms mode (Level 4). Printing becomes 1 sheet stronger than
Level 4. Printing speed is 155 LMP, half of Level 4. However, printing
might become slower than 155 LPM depending on the print pattern.
This mode prints darker than NLQ mode.
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Note
Ÿ When printing on uneven forms, use the Uneven Forms mode.
Using NLQ mode to print on uneven forms might damage the
printer.
Ÿ Up to 3 sheets of uneven forms can be printed.
High quality mode
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Used to print more clearly than the NLQ mode.
Used for bar code and OCR printing.
Character font is 24 x 24 dots and speed is 180 LPM.
The High Quality lamp lights up when this mode is selected.
DP mode
Ÿ Used to print more quickly than the NLQ mode.
Ÿ Draft characters are printed in 24 x 16 dots (eliminated horizotally)
Ÿ Character size is the same as the NLQ mode, 24 x 24 dots, not like the
5237/5427 DP character font.
Ÿ Print speed is 500 LPM.
Ÿ The DP lamp lights up when this mode is selected.
Draft mode
Ÿ Used to print more quickly than the DP mode.
Ÿ Character font is 24 x 12 dots (eliminated horizontally) draft characters.
Ÿ Character size is the same as the NLQ mode, 24 x 24 dots, not like the
5327/5427 DP character font.
Ÿ Printing speed is 600 LPM.
Ÿ The Draft lamp lights up when this mode is selected.
Copy enhance + high quality mode
Ÿ Used to print more clearly than NLQ mode on six to eight sheets of
multipart form.
Ÿ Character font is 24 x 24 dots.
Ÿ Printing speed is half of copy enhance mode. If Level 4 (Uneven Form)
is selected, printing speed is 155 LPM. If Level 5 (Uneven Form:
Strong) is selected, printing speed is 76 LPM.
Ÿ The Copy Enhance lamp and the High Quality lamps light up when this
mode is selected.
Copy enhance + DP mode
Ÿ Used to print 6 to 8 multipart forms in DP mode.
Ÿ Character font is 24 x 16 dots, but characters are deeper and bolder
than in the DP mode.
Ÿ The character size is the same as the 24 x 24 dots of the NLQ mode.
Ÿ Printing speed is 500 LPM.
Note: If level 2 or level 3 are set in the copy enhance mode, printing
speed is 250 LPM. If Level 4 (Uneven Form) is set, printing speed is
420 LPM. If Level 5 (Uneven Form: Strong) is set, printing speed is
248 LPM.
Ÿ The copy enhance lamp and the DP lamp light up when this mode is
selected.
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Copy enhance + Draft mode
Ÿ Used to print 6 to 8 multipart forms in the draft mode.
Ÿ Character font is 24 x 24 dots, but characters are deeper and bolder
than draft mode.
Ÿ The character size is the same as the 24 x 24 dots of the NLQ mode.
Ÿ Printing speed is 600 LPM.
Note: If Level 2 or Level 3 are set in the copy enhance mode, printing
speed is 300 LPM. If Level 4 (Uneven Form) is set, printing speed is
495 LPM. If Level 5 (Uneven Form: Strong) is set, printing speed is
248 LPM.
Ÿ The Copy Enhance lamp and the Draft lamps light up when this mode
is selected.
Note: For more than six multipart sheets, only back carbon papers can be used.
Print Mode Speeds by Print Mode (Max.)
Print mode
NLQ print
mode
High quality
DP
Draft
360 LPM
180 LPM
500 LPM
600 LPM
Copy
enhance
mode
Copy
enhance
only
Copy
enhance
+ High
quality
Copy
enhance
+ DP
Copy
enhance
+ draft
Level 1*
360 LPM
180 LPM
500 LPM
600 LPM
180 LPM
90 LPM
250 LPM
300 LPM
Level 3*
180 LPM
90 LPM
250 LPM
300 LPM
Level 4*
310 LPM
155 LPM
420 LPM
495 LPM
Level 5*
155 LPM
76 LPM
210 LPM
248 LPM
Level 2
Note: This shows the maximum values. Depending on the printing pattern and
host system, values might vary.
Modes marked with an asterisk are more easily influenced by the printing
pattern.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
2.6 Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
2.6.1 Unloading the Printing Form
Unload the printing form using the following procedure:
Note: At EOF (End of Form), write down the line scale position nearest the perforation on the form. This is necessary for setting a new form.
1 Press Stop to put the printer in not ready status.
2 Press Line Feed or Form Feed to feed the form to the position where it is
easy to cut. (The form feed knob can also be used.)
At EOF (End of Form), feed the remaining forms to the stacker and go to 9.
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3 Open the set cover and cut off the form at the perforation.
To unload the form without replacing it, go to 9.
4 Release the platen lever by pushing the platen lever backward.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
5 Open the tractor covers and release the sprocket holes on both sides of
forms from the left and right tractor pins.
6 Open the front door.
Pull the form down from the form insertion slot to
unload it. Make sure that form does not catch on the thin metal plate on the
outside of the ribbon. If form dust has accumulated on the form stand,
remove it with a vacuum cleaner.
7 Close the front door.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
8 Clean the form path (platen, left and right tractor pins) with a brush or gauze.
9 Open the rear door and take the printed form out of the stacker.
If form dust
has accumulated on the stacker, remove it with a vacuum cleaner.
10 Close the set cover and the rear door.
The form has been unloaded.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
2.6.2 Setting the Printing Form
Set the printing form using the following procedures. For details, see: Appendix A,
“Forms Design.”
If the power is off, go to 2.
1 Press Stop.
The Start lamp turns off.
2 Open the set cover and push the platen open lever backward to release the
platen.
Notes:
a. If you set the form without opening the platen, the form edges will be
damaged, causing form jam and other problems.
b. If you push the platen open lever rightward (open) then backward, it
remains in the all release status. However, when setting the form, do not
set the platen in the all release status, which causes form edges to slip
out.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
3 Pull the left and right tractors forward to unlock them.
The tractors can be
moved left and right. Move them to match the form width.
4 Open the tractor covers.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
5 Make sure that the jam sensor on the left tractor is clean.
If it is dirty, clean it
with a soft cloth. (See 3.3, “Form Jam Recovery” on page 3-5.)
6 Open the front door load a new form from the form stand.
Insert the form
into the form insertion slot and push it up to the height of the left and right
tractors.
Notes
Ÿ Take the form out of the box before placing it in the form stand.
Leaving it in the box might cause a paper jam.
Ÿ Set the form so that the left edge of the form is located to the left of
the EOF (End of Form) switch label.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
7 Fit the tractor holes on both sides of the form to the left and right tractor pins.
Close the tractor covers.
8 Determine the form position by moving the tractors leftward and rightward
based on the print position scale (1 - 136). Push both lock levers backward.
Make sure not to slacken the form.
Note: The first character is printed on the 1 position on the scale.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
9 Turn the form feed knob and adjust the top edge of the line scale according
to the form length.
Note
Make sure the platen open lever is not in the all release status. If it is in
the all release status, the form edge will slip out.
Form Length
Adjustment
Position
8 inches (203 mm)
8
9 inches (229 mm)
9
10 inches (254 mm)
10
11 inches (279 mm)
11
12 inches (304 mm)
12
Note: At EOF (End of form), adjust the perforation of the new form to the
new line scale position that was recorded according to 2.6.1, “Unloading the
Printing Form” on page 2-18, step 1.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
10 Adjust the form thickness with the lever according to the form.
Note: For a 55kg single form (high quality form) ream, set the lever position
to 1. For other forms, set the appropriate lever position according to the
table below. (Refer to 2.9.1, “Adjusting the Print Pressure” on page 2-47.)
Form Type
Lever Set Position
55kg ∼ 70kg
1 ∼ 2
90kg ∼ 135kg
2 ∼ 3
2P
30kg ∼ 45kg
1 ∼ 2
3P
30kg ∼ 45kg
2 ∼ 3
4P
30kg ∼ 34kg
3 ∼ 4
5P
30kg ∼ 34kg
3 ∼ 5
6P
30kg ∼ 34kg
4 ∼ 6
7P
30kg ∼ 34kg
4 ∼ 6
8P
30kg ∼ 34kg
5 ∼ 7
1P
Other Adjustments
When the form is replaced, the following adjustments must be made:
Ÿ Adjustment of vertical position
Ÿ Adjustment of horizontal position
Ÿ Adjustment of form tension
For details on these adjustments, see 2.9, “Making Adjustments.”
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
11 Pull the platen open lever toward you to close the platen.
12 Close the set cover and the front door.
13 Open the rear door.
Place the rear fence and the curl corrector at the specified positions according to the page length of the forms used.
Rear Fence Position
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Form Length
Adjustment
Position
8 inches or
less
8
9 inches or
less
9 inches
9
10∼12 inches
10 inches
10
11 inches
11
12 inches
(use without
rear fence)
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Form Length
Adjustment
Position
9 or less
10∼12
Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
Notes:
a. When printing starts, fold the first used form along the perforated line into
the stacker. (See figure below.)
b. Forms absorb water in high humidity (especially multipart forms) and
folding becomes weak. This makes the stacker jam easily. To avoid
paper jams, take the printed forms out of the stacker frequently.
14 Close the rear door.
15 Press Start.
If the Start lamp lights up, printing can start.
The form has been set.
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Unloading and Setting the Printing Form
2.6.3 At EOF
At EOF, an alarm sounds and the following message is displayed:
à END OF FORM
ð
SET NEW FORM
á
ñ
At least one page or more remain. To print up to the next page, do the following:
1 Press Stop.
The alarm stops and the Check lamp turns off.
2 Press Start.
The Start lamp lights up and printing starts again.
Note: After the page has been fully printed, the alarm sounds and the following message is displayed on the LCD:
à END OF FORM
ð
SET NEW FORM
á
ñ
Even if paper remains, the subsequent pages cannot be printed.
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Checking the Ribbon
2.7 Checking the Ribbon
Check the ribbon before starting daily operation. Use the following procedure:
1 Make sure that the power is off.
2 Open the set cover.
3 Open the ribbon cassette cover.
4 Push the platen open lever backward to open the platen.
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Checking the Ribbon
5 Make sure that the ribbon is not torn or twisted and is on the ribbon path.
Ÿ If the ribbon is bent, slackened, or twisted around the roller, put it back
on the ribbon path.
Ÿ If the ribbon in sticking out of the ribbon brake, tighten it. If the ribbon is
sticking out at all, it might slip during printing, causing a jam.
Ÿ If the ribbon is torn or old, go to 2.8, “Replacing the Ribbon” on
page 2-33.
6 After checking the ribbon, close the ribbon cassette cover.
7 Pull the platen open lever toward you and close the platen.
8 Close the set cover.
You have finished checking the ribbon.
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Replacing the Ribbon
2.8 Replacing the Ribbon
Replace the ribbon immediately in any of the following cases:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
print becomes faint.
the ribbon is old and tattered.
the ribbon is torn or damaged.
the ribbon life message is displayed.
The IBM 5400-006 printer counts characters printed and displays a message
when the ribbon life is up.
There are two ways of replacing the ribbon for the IBM 5400-006 printer, replacing
the whole ribbon cassette or replacing only the ribbon with a refill. To replace only
the ribbon, see 2.8.3, “Refilling the Ribbon” on page 2-40.
Note: Your hands might get dirty when you are replacing the ribbon. Wear gloves
to keep your hands clean.
2.8.1 Removing the Ribbon Cassette
If the power is off, start from step 3.
1 Press Stop.
The Start lamps turns off.
2 Turn the power switch off.
3 Open the set cover and push the platen open lever backward to open the
platen.
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Replacing the Ribbon
4 Open the scale cover.
5 Push the ribbon release levers in the direction of the arrow and remove the
ribbon cassette by pulling it upward.
You have finished removing the ribbon cassette.
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Replacing the Ribbon
2.8.2 Setting and Mounting the Ribbon Cassette
Set the ribbon cassette itself before mounting it on the IBM 5400-006 printer. If you
have already set the ribbon, go to “Mounting the Ribbon Cassette” on page 2-37.
Setting the Ribbon Cassette
1 Open the left and right cassette arms in the direction of the arrows.
Make
sure the ribbon passes through the cassette arm guides.
2 Open the ribbon cassette cover and remove the spacer in the direction of the
arrow.
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Replacing the Ribbon
3 Push the button in the direction of the arrow to close the ribbon roller.
4 Align the mebius plate with the position indicated by
.A/.
5 Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up ribbon slack.
6 Close the ribbon cassette cover.
The ribbon cassette has been set. Now mount the ribbon cassette on the IBM
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Replacing the Ribbon
Mounting the Ribbon Cassette
1 Turn off the power.
2 Open the set cover and push the platen open lever backward to open the
platen.
3 Open the scale cover in the direction of the arrow.
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Replacing the Ribbon
4 Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up ribbon slack.
5 Insert the protrusions on the left and right of the ribbon cassette into the
respective grooves.
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Replacing the Ribbon
6 Pull the ribbon cassette toward you to lock it.
Then make sure of the fol-
lowing:
Ÿ The ribbon is set in front of the ribbon shield (thin metallic plate with
holes).
Ÿ The arrow marks on the left and right are hidden.
7 Close the scale cover.
8 Pull the platen open lever toward you to close the platen.
9 Close the set cover.
After setting the new ribbon cassette, reset the ribbon life counter
by holding down Entry and pressing Cancel.
You have finished setting and mounting the ribbon cassette.
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Replacing the Ribbon
2.8.3 Refilling the Ribbon
Use part number 09F4041.
Note
Ÿ If you touch the ribbon, your hand might be stained with ink. Wear gloves
to keep your hands clean.
Ÿ The ribbon can be replaced in the same ribbon cassette up to 10 times. If
the same ribbon cassette is used repeatedly, ribbon jams or printing problems (thin printing) might result. See the check label for the number of
ribbon replacements.
1 Remove the ribbon cassette.
Refer to 2.8.1, “Removing the Ribbon
Cassette” on page 2-33.
2 Open the ribbon cassette cover in the direction of the arrow.
3 Pull the ribbon release lever toward you to open the ribbon rollers.
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Replacing the Ribbon
4 Carefully remove the ribbon from the roller and the left and right cassette
arms.
5 While pushing the ribbon brake in the direction of the arrow, remove the
ribbon.
6 Take the ribbon out of the ribbon cassette.
Put the used ribbon in the empty
ribbon box.
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Replacing the Ribbon
7 Remove the set cover of the ribbon refill.
Put the ribbon refill in the ribbon
cassette so that the guide panel is set on the right.
8 Remove the hooks on the left of the inside box of the ribbon refill.
9 While holding the guide panel of the ribbon refill, pull the inside box in the
direction of the arrow.
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Replacing the Ribbon
10 Thread the ribbon through .1/ to .6/ in order.
For details, see the next
page.
Note
Ÿ If the ribbon falls down, do not continue threading it.
Ÿ Do not twist the ribbon.
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Replacing the Ribbon
This page shows how to thread the ribbon through locations .1/ through .6/.
.1/: Thread the ribbon through the rollers.
.2/ and .3/: Follow the diagram and thread the
ribbon through the guides and the cassette arm (R).
.4/: Thread the ribbon through the cassette arm (L)
just like the cassette arm (R).
.5/and .6/: While pushing the ribbon brake lever to
the right, thread the ribbon through .5/and .6/.
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Replacing the Ribbon
11 Align the left of the mebius plate to the mark on the ribbon cassette cover.
If
part of the ribbon falls down, fix it.
12 Press the roller close button to close the roller.
13 Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up the ribbon slack.
Check Points
Make sure that:
Ÿ the ribbon runs normally through the ribbon paths, .1/ through .6/,
and is restored in the ribbon cassette.
Ÿ no ribbon has fallen down in the ribbon cassette.
Ÿ the ribbon does not slacken through the ribbon paths .1/ through
.6/.
14 Close the ribbon cassette cover.
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Replacing the Ribbon
15 Erase one of the numbers on the check label.
After setting a ribbon cassette, set the ribbon life counter
by holding down Entry and pressing Cancel.
You are finished refilling the ribbon.
To set the ribbon cassette, see 2.8.2, “Setting and Mounting the Ribbon Cassette”
on page 2-35.
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Making Adjustments
2.9 Making Adjustments
It is necessary to adjust the IBM 5400-006 printer before operation or after the form
is replaced.
This section describes the following adjustments:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Print pressure
Vertical position
Horizontal position
Form tension
If you adjust the printer with the power on, make sure the printer is in not ready
status.
Note
If you open the platen open lever to check printing while printing is in progress,
the form might slacken, causing printing problems when printing is resumed.
2.9.1 Adjusting the Print Pressure
Use the form thickness adjustment lever to adjust the print pressure. (See the next
page.)
Refer to the following table when adjusting the form thickness adjustment lever.
Note
This table indicates the standard. To determine the appropriate position for
best print quality, see 2.10, “Test Printing” on page 2-54.
Form Type
Lever Set Position
55kg ∼ 70kg
1 ∼ 2
90kg ∼ 135kg
2 ∼ 3
2P
30kg ∼ 45kg
1 ∼ 2
3P
30kg ∼ 45kg
2 ∼ 3
4P
30kg ∼ 34kg
3 ∼ 4
5P
30kg ∼ 34kg
3 ∼ 5
6P
30kg ∼ 34kg
4 ∼ 6
7P
30kg ∼ 34kg
4 ∼ 6
8P
30kg ∼ 34kg
5 ∼ 7
1P
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Making Adjustments
Caution
If you are using thick paper and the lever is set to an extremely low position,
printer trouble might be caused in addition to paper or ribbon jam.
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Making Adjustments
2.9.2 Adjusting the Vertical Position
Adjust the vertical position of the form by doing the following:
1 Press Stop.
The Start lamp turns off.
2 Open the set cover.
Turn the form feed knob to adjust the first line of
printing.
Note: To feed the forms backward with the form feed knob, press the platen
open lever backward to open the platen.
3 Use Step Feed Up and Step Feed Down for fine adjustment.
Ÿ Each time you press one of the step feed switches, the form moves
about 0.14 mm (1/180 inch).
Ÿ To continuously feed the form, hold down Form Feed Up.
Note: If the form is fed backward using Form Feed Down, the form
slackens.
To eliminate slack:
a. Push the platen open lever backward, open the front door, and pull the
form from the bottom.
b. Return the platen open lever to the original position and close the front
door.
4 Close the set cover.
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2.9.3 Adjusting the Horizontal Position
To adjust the horizontal position of the form, do the following:
Note: If the horizontal position has been changed by a large amount, open the
front door and adjust the horizontal position at the form stand to match that of the
tractors. Failure to do this might result in a paper jam.
1 Press Stop.
The Start lamp turns off.
2 Open the set cover and push the platen open lever backward to open the
platen.
3 Pull the left and right tractor lock levers toward you to unlock the tractors.
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Making Adjustments
4 Adjust the position of the tractors by displacing the form and the tractors.
Note: Refer to the print position scale for the form position adjustment. The
first character is printed at the 1.
5 Secure the tractors with the left and right lock levers.
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Making Adjustments
6 Turn the horizontal fine adjustment knob to make adjustments of up to about
5 mm.
7 Open the front door.
Pull out the form in the direction of the arrow to elimi-
nate slack.
8 After completing form adjustment, pull the platen open lever to close the
platen and close the set cover.
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2.9.4 Adjusting Form Tension
To judge if the form tension is optimum, check the shape of the tractor holes of
printed form. Check if the tractor holes are similar to (A) or (B) below.
(A) If the tractor holes are broadened vertically, the vertical tension is too strong.
Increase the form thickness adjustment lever one gradation.
(B) If the tractor holes are broadened horizontally, the horizontal tension is too
strong. Unlock the right tractor and weaken the form tension slightly.
If the tractor holes are not broadened and the form is not slackened, the form
tension is correct.
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Test Printing
2.10 Test Printing
Run a printing test after installing the printer, before starting operation, or if print
quality is poor. To run a print test, do the following:
1 If the Start lamp is on, press Stop.
The Start lamp turns off.
2 Make sure that the printing form width is 15 inches.
If a narrower form is set,
replace it with a 15 inch form. See (2.6, “Unloading and Setting the Printing
Form.”)
3 Press Test.
The Test lamp lights up and the following message is displayed
on the LCD.
DRAFT
DP
HIGH QUALITY
COPY ENHANCE
NLQ
PRINT MODE CANCEL
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STEP
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STEP
FEED
POWER
START
CHECK
TEST
ENTRY
SET UP
MODE
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TEST
STOP
CLEAR
PRINT
Test Printing
4 Press Start.
The Start lamp lights up and a test pattern is printed.
Note: The test automatically stops after one page of 11 inch (279 mm) form
is printed. To stop printing halfway, press Stop. If you stop printing
halfway, the first line position is then displaced.
5 Check the print quality with the following test pattern.
If print quality is poor,
see Chapter 3, “Problem Determination Procedure.”
6 Hold down Stop and press Cancel to stop the test.
Note: All characters can be printed in the print test. To print all characters
according to the currently selected emulation mode, after step 3 press STEP FEED
UP or STEP FEED DOWN to show ALL CHARACTER in the lower part of the
message. Then press Start to print all the characters.
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Changing the Door Direction
2.11 Changing the Door Direction
You can change the direction that the front and back doors open by replacing the
hinges.
Note: Use a Phillips screwdriver (#2). Do not lose the screws.
2.11.1 Changing the Front Door
1 Turn off the power.
2 Open the front door.
3 Remove the two screws and remove the two metal fittings fixing the wire
stopper.
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4 As shown below, remove the wire stopper from the metal fittings.
5 Holding the front door open, remove the two screws, the hinge A, and the
front door.
6 Remove hinge B following the same procedure.
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Changing the Door Direction
7 Remove the metal fittings for the magnets and attach them to the opposite
side.
8 Fix hinge A to the lower side with two screws.
of the hinge is on the left side.
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Make sure that the protrusion
Changing the Door Direction
9 Insert the hinge protrusion in the hole at the bottom of the door.
Note: Set the front door so that the window is on the left when the door is
closed.
10 Insert the protrusion of hinge B in the hole at the top of the door and fix the
hinge with two screws.
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Changing the Door Direction
11 Fix the metal fittings and wire stopper, removed in the previous steps, to the
opposite side with screws.
12 Insert the edge of the wire stopper to the hole of the metal fittings.
You have finished changing the direction of the front door. Make sure that the door
can be opened and closed smoothly. If not, adjust the hinge position.
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2.11.2 Changing the Rear Door
1 Turn off the power.
2 Open the rear door.
3 Remove the two screws and remove the two metal fittings fixing the wire
stopper.
4 Holding the rear door, remove the two screws that hold hinge B.
Then,
remove the rear door.
5 Remove the two screws from hinge A.
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Changing the Door Direction
6 Remove the metal fittings for the magnets and attach them to the opposite
side.
7 Fix hinge B to the opposite side with two screws.
of the hinge is on the right side.
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Make sure the protrusion
Changing the Door Direction
8 Insert the protrusion of hinge B in the hole on the rear door.
Note: Make sure the form guide is on the top of the rear door.
9 Insert the protrusion of hinge A in the rear door and fix the hinge with two
screws.
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Changing the Door Direction
10 Fix the metal fittings with the screws.
Then, fix the wire stopper in the metal
fittings.
You have finished changing the direction of the rear door. Make sure that the door
can be opened and closed smoothly. If not, adjust the hinge position.
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Initializing the Printer
2.12 Initializing the Printer
The IBM 5400-006 printer can be initialized by using the Set Up Mode and Entry
switches.
2.12.1 Switches used for Initialization and Their Functions
The following lists the switches used for initialization.
Switch
Function
Set Up Mode
Ÿ Enter initialization mode.
Ÿ Select initial item.
Each time you press this switch, the initial set item is displayed in order of the table of initial set items.
Step Feed Up
Ÿ Select the initial value.
Each time you press this switch, the initial value is displayed
in order of the table of initial set items.
Step Feed Down
Ÿ Select the initial value.
Each time you press this switch, the initial value is displayed
in reverse order of the table of initial set items.
Entry
Cancel
Line Feed
Ÿ Writes the initial value of the currently displayed initial set
item. However, writing does not occur at this time.
Ÿ Ends initialization.
Ÿ If initial values are changed, writes the value set in the IBM
5400-006 printer memory. While writing, “WRITING SET UP
PLEASE WAIT” is displayed on the LCD.
Note: If writing is selected by pressing Entry, the IBM 5400-006
printer begins a self-test after the initial values are written in the
memory. If writing is not selected, the printer returns to the settings before Set Up Mode was pressed.
Ÿ Select the initial set item.
Each time you press this switch, the initial value is displayed
in reverse order of the table of initial set items.
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2.12.2 Initialization Procedure Example
Initialization procedures are described below.
The following is an example of how to change the print mode from NLQ to DP.
Note: For an explanation of the switches used for initialization and their functions,
see 2.12.1, “Switches used for Initialization and Their Functions” on page 2-65.
1 Press Stop .1/, then Set Up Mode
.2/. The following message is dis-
played:
Press Set Up Mode again. Initialization begins.
On the LCD, the upper row indicates the initial set item and the lower row
indicates the initial value.
Ÿ To change the initial set item, press Set Up Mode. If you press Line
Feed, the preceding initial set item is displayed on the LCD.
Ÿ To change the initial value, press Step Feed Up or Step Feed Down.
2 Press Set Up Mode to select the item you want to change.
Each time you press Set Up Mode, the initial item displayed on the upper
row on the LCD changes. To change the print mode, press Set Up Mode
until “PRINT MODE” is displayed in the LCD.
An initial value is already set. In this example, the value is NLQ print mode.
The following message is displayed on the LCD:
à PRINT MODE
ð
NLQ MODE
á
ñ
Note: For details on the initial set item displayed on the LCD, see 2.12.3,
“Initial Set Items” on page 2-68.
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3 Press Step Feed Up or Step Feed Down to display the initial set value.
Each time you press Step Feed Up or Step Feed Down, the initial value on
the lower row of the LCD changes. To set the DP mode, press Step Feed
Up or Step Feed Down. until “DP MODE” is displayed on the LCD.
Note: For details about the initial values displayed on the LCD, see 2.12.3,
“Initial Set Items” on page 2-68.
4 Match the initial set item with the initial value and press Entry.
The initial
value is written to the IBM 5400-006 printer memory and the Start lamp lights
up.
5 To write the changes into the printer memory, press Cancel.
The following
message is displayed in the LCD.
After the initialization is complete, the IBM 5400-006 printer returns to the
status set just after the power was turned on. (See 2.3.1, “Powering On” on
page 2-9.)
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2.12.3 Initial Set Items
At the beginning of initialization, the common interface set items are displayed.
Ÿ If Parallel Port is selected, the parallel port common items are shown and the
printer proceeds to the common items selected in the emulation mode set
items.
Ÿ If System Port is selected, the printer proceeds to the system port set items.
The following table shows the initial set items; underscored items show settings at
shipment:
Common Items
LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
1
Initial Set Item
Interface Port
Meaning
Interface
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Parallel Port
System Port
Meaning
Parallel Port
System Port
Parallel Port Common Items
LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
Initial Set Item
Meaning
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Meaning
2
Emulation
Emulation
5577
ESC/P-C Mode
5577 mode
ESC/P-C mode
3
FORM LENGTH
Form Length
(Page Length)
3 inches
3 2/3 inches
4 inches
4.5 inches
5 inches
5.5 inches
5 2/3 inches
6 inches
7 inches
8 inches
8.5 inches
9 inches
10 inches
11 inches
12 inches
14 inches
3 inches
3 2/3 inches
4 inches
4.5 inches
5 inches
5.5 inches
5 2/3 inches
6 inches
7 inches
8 inches
8.5 inches
9 inches
10 inches
11 inches
12 inches
14 inches
4
LINE PITCH
Line Feed Depth
2 LPI
3 LPI
4 LPI
5 LPI
6 LPI
7.5 LPI
8 LPI
2 lpi
3 lpi
4 lpi
5 lpi
6 lpi
7.5 lpi
8 lpi
5
PRINT MODE
Print Mode Setting
NLQ PRINT MODE
COPY ENHANCE
HIGH QUALITY
DP
DRAFT
COPY ENHANCE +
HIGH QUALITY
COPY ENHANCE + DP
COPY ENHANCE + DRAFT
NLQ Print Mode
Copy Enhance Mode
High Quality Mode
DP Mode
Draft Mode
Copy Enhance +
High Quality Mode
Copy Enhance + DP Mode
Copy Enhance + Draft Mode
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LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
Initial Set Item
Meaning
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Meaning
6
MPP
Maximum Printing Width
MAX 8 INCH
MAX 13.2 INCH
MAX 13.6 INCH
Maximum 8 inches
Maximum 13.2 inches
Maximum 13.6 inches
7
BUZZER
Alarm Volume
ON (CONTINUOUS)
ON (INTERMITTENT)
OFF
Continuous
Intermittent
Off
8
SKIP PERFORATION
Skip Perforation
OFF
ON
Off
On
9
UNI-DIR. COMMAND
Uni-direction Printing
Accept
EFFECTIVE
IGNORE
Accept Command
Refuse Command
10
Ribbon pre-alarm
Ribbon Counter
50%
100%
200%
50%
- At 10% intervals
100%
200%
11
COPY ENHANCE
Copy Enhance
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 4
LEVEL 5
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
5577 Mode Items
LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
Initial Set Item
Meaning
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Meaning
12
SBSC FONT
Alphanumeric
Character Set
SONG (12CPI)
SONG (10CPI)
SONG (8 LPI)
GOTHIC
OCR-B
CONDENSE
COURIER
ELITE
DP GOTHIC
SONG (12 cpi)
SONG (10 cpi)
SONG (8 LPI)
GOTHIC
OCR-B
CONDENSE (18 cpi)
COURIER
ELITE
DP GOTHIC
13
FONT ROTATION
Font Rotation
HORIZONTAL
VERTICAL
Horizontal
Vertical
14
OVERLAP AREA
Overlap Area
ERASE WRITE
Overwrite
ERASE WRITE
Overwrite
15
IMAGE WRAP
Image wrap
ON
OFF
Wrap
Do not wrap
16
LEVEL E OPERATION
Level E Operation
SET
RESET
Level E Set
Level E Reset
17
CODE PAGE
Code Page
938
948
938
948
18
GRID LINE PRINT
Grid Line Print
5577-F01
5577-F02
5577-F01
5577-F02
19
OCR-B STYLE
OCR-B Style
5327/5427 Style 1
Style 3
5327/5427 Style 1
Style 3
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LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
20
Initial Set Item
CPI
Meaning
Character Pitch
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
10CPI
12CPI
13.3CPI
15CPI
PC Command
Meaning
10 cpi
12 cpi
13.3 cpi
15 cpi
PC Command
ESC/P-C Mode Items
LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
Initial Set Item
Meaning
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Meaning
21
CHARACTER PITCH
Character Pitch
10 CPI
12 CPI
15 CPI
17.1 CPI
20 CPI
PROPORTIONAL
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
17.1 cpi
20 cpi
PROPORTIONAL
22
INT'L. CHR SET
International
Character Set
USA
FRANCE
GERMANY
UK
DENMARK 1
SWEDEN
ITALY
SPAIN 1
JAPAN
NORWAY
DENMARK 2
SPAIN 2
LATIN AMERICA
KOREA
LEGAL
USA
France
Germany
England
Denmark
Sweden
Italy
Spain
Japan
Norway
Denmark II
Spain II
Latin America
Korea
Legal
23
AUTOMATIC LF
Automatic Line Feed
OFF
ON
Off
On
24
AUTO FEED XT
Auto feed XT
DISABLE
ENABLE
Disable
Enable
25
CHARACTER MODE
(Taiwan)
Character Mode
ENGLISH
CHINESE
CHINESE
CHINESE
CHINESE
CODE PAGE
Code Page
26
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TCA
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Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
10/5
10.6
13.3/6.7
15/7.5
English
Chinese 10/5
Chinese 10/6
Chinese 13.3/6.7
Chinese 15/7.5
Code Page IBM 5550
Code Page NS
Code Page Big-5
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System Port Items
LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
Initial Set Item
Meaning
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Meaning
1
Model
(Taiwan)
CHINESE DBCS
Chinese DBCS
TRADITIONAL
SIMPLIFIED
Traditional
Simplified
2
PRINT MODE
Print Mode
NLQ
COPY ENHANCE
HIGH QUALITY
DP
DRAFT
COPY ENHANCE +
HIGH QUALITY
COPY ENHANCE + DP
COPY ENHANCE + DRAFT
NLQ Mode
Copy Enhance Mode
High Quality Mode
DP Mode
Draft Mode
Copy Enhance +
High Quality Mode
Copy Enhance + DP Mode
Copy Enhance + Draft Mode
3
NATIVE SBCS
English Lower Case
Font Style
MINCHO (12CPI)
MINCHO (10CPI)
MINCHO (8 LPI
GOTHIC
OCR-B
VERTICLE WRITING
CONDENSE
COURIER
ELITE
Mincho 12 cpi
Mincho 10 cpi
Minch 18 lpi
Gothic
OCR-B
Vertical writing
Condensed Printing (18 cpi)
Courier
Elite
4
ENGLISH SBCS FONT
Alphanumeric
Character Set
MINCHO (12 CPI)
MINCHO (10 CPI)
MINCHO (8 LPI)
GOTHIC
OCR-B
VERTICAL WRITING
CONDENSE
COURIER
ELITE
12 cpi Mincho
10 cpi Mincho
8 lpi printing Mincho
Gothic
OCR-B
1-byte characters for vertical writing
Condense character set (18 cpi)
Courier
Elite
5
SBCS FONT SET
Alphanumeric
Character Set
NATIVE SBCS FONT
ENGLISH SBSC FONT
English Lower Case
English Lower Case
6
CHINESE CODE TABLE
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE
CODE TABLE SET
GB
GBK
GB
GBK
7
Buzzer
Alarm Setting
ON(CONTINUOUS)
ON(INTERMITTENT)
OFF
Continuous
Intermittent
Off
8
SI/SO ENLARGE
SI/SO Character
Enlargement Process
ENLARGE
NOT ENLARGE
Enlarge
Do Not Enlarge
9
POR POSITION AD.
Power on
Position Adjustment
OFF
6 LPI
4 LPI
3 LPI
2 LPI
Do not adjust
Set to 6 lpi
Set to 4 lpi
Set to 3 lpi
Set to 2 lpi
Printer Address
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
10
PRINTER ADDRESS
(6 dot)
(21 dot)
(36 dot)
(66 dot)
Address 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
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LCD (Upper Row)
Item
No.
Initial Set Item
Meaning
LCD (Lower Row)
Initial Value
Meaning
11
Ribbon pre-alarm
Ribbon Counter
50%
100%
200%
50%
- 10%
100%
200%
12
COPY ENHANCE
Double Strike
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 4
LEVEL 5
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
13
OCR-B FONT STYLE
OCR-B font style
5327/5427 style 1
Style 3
5327/5427 style 1
Style 3
14
POR AUTO SELECT
Power On State
DISABLE
ENABLE
Printing Off
Printing On
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Initializing the Printer
The following explains the initial set items in order.
Common Items
1.Interface Port: Specify whether you want to connect to a parallel port or to a
system.
Parallel Port:
Used when connecting to a PC.
System Port:
Used when connecting to an IBM AS/400.
Parallel Port Common Items
2.Emulation: Sets the control code used by the printer.
5577 Mode:
The same code as the IBM 5577 is used. This mode is
usually used.
ESC/P-C Mode:
ESC/P-C Emulation mode. If you use this mode, you must
install the ESC/P-C printer driver. For more information, see
you operating system manual.
3.Form Length: Selects the length of the form for one form header. The selectable values are a between 3 inches (76mm) and 15 inches (356 mm).
Note: Match the application form length with the print form length.
4.Form feed depth Selects the length of form fed by one line feed operation. If the
set value is 6 lpi, the form is fed 1/6 inch (4.2 mm) at a time.
5.Print Mode: Select the printing speed and printing mode.
NLQ:
Prints at normal printing speed.
Copy Enhance:
Used to enhance copy capability. Set to darken characters on
a form.
High Quality:
Used to print quality of a ruled line in one direction.
DP Mode:
Used to print at a higher speed than NLQ. Print quality might
be poorer than NLQ. In applications where print quality must
be considered, check printing in advance.
Draft:
Used to print at a higher speed than DP. Print quality might be
poorer than DP. In applications where print quality must be
considered, check printing in advance.
Copy Enhance + High Quality:
Used when Copy Enhance and high quality are required.
Copy Enhance + DP:
Used when Copy Enhance and high speed DP are required.
Copy Enhance + Draft:
Used when Copy Enhance and high speed (draft) are
required.
For more information, see 2.5.3, “Print Modes” on page 2-15.
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6.Maximum Printing Width Selects maximum horizontal printable area on one
line.
Note:
Printing at 13.6 inches (345 mm) can only be performed if supported
by the software.
7.Buzzer: Selects whether the buzzer sounds continuously or intermittently when
a paper or ribbon jam occurs or when the platen is released.
8.Skip Perforation: Selects whether or not perforations are skipped.
Note: When skipping perforations, set the default page length to the form
length that is used.
This function causes the form to skip from the bottom of a page to the top of
the next page. The amount skipped is 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) or 1.0 inch (25.4
mm).
If the function is selected, the printable vertical length of the form becomes
shorter, but printing over the perforations can be avoided while printing on
continuous pages without format feed (form feed) control code.
Note: Printing over the perforations might cause printing problems.
9.Uni-direction printing: Selects whether the printer accepts the uni-direction
printing control code. If "IGNORE" is selected, the printer can only print in
the uni-direction mode, regardless of the software used.
10. Ribbon Pre-alarm: Number of printings until "REPLACE RIBBON" is displayed.
Changes the number of printings between 50% and 200% at intervals of
10% until "REPLACE RIBBON" is displayed.
11.Copy Enhance: Used to enhance copy capability. Set to darken characters on
a form. For more information, see 2-15.
5577 Mode Items
12.SBCS Font: Selects a font from nine types of fonts.
13.Font Rotate: The IBM 5400-006 printer can print vertical characters.
14.Overlap Area: If you have selected a line pitch of 8 lpi (narrower than 7.5 lpi),
specify a character image overlap process. Selecting “ERASE WRITE”
deletes upper areas of character images, and selecting “OVERWRITE” prints
images laid over those on the upper line.
14.Image Wrap: Allows you to determine whether the image data exceeding the
maximum print position is printed on the next line after automatic insertion of
a line feed or if it is discarded.
15.Level E Function: If your software is not compatible with the level E function,
cancel the level E function. In most cases, select “SET”.
17.Code Page: Selects whether to use code 938 or 948.
17.Grid Line Print: Select “5577-F01”.
18.OCR-B Style: Use style 1.
20.Character pitch Specify whether to use the PC CPI or choose from
10/12/13.3/15CPI. The character pitch of half the characters specified CPI
are alphanumeric.
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ESC/P-C Items
20.Character Pitch Six kinds of SBCS character pitch are available. This setting is
not effective for DBCS characters.
21.International Character Set: Selects one of the international character sets and
one legal character set.
22.Automatic Line Feed: If the setting is “ON”, receiving CR code, line feed is
automatic.
23.AUTO FEED XT: Specifies whether to refer to the AUTO FEED XT interface
signal.
System Port Items
1.CHINESE DBCD: Traditional Chinese mode can be used interchangeably with
Simplified Chinese mode.
2.Print Mode: Select the printing speed and printing mode.
NLQ:
Prints at normal printing speed.
Copy Enhance:
Used to enhance copy capability. Set to darken characters on
a form.
High Quality:
Used to print quality of a ruled line in one direction.
DP Mode:
Used to print at a higher speed than NLQ. Print quality might
be poorer than NLQ. In applications where print quality must
be considered, check printing in advance.
Draft:
Used to print at a higher speed than DP. Print quality might be
poorer than DP. In applications where print quality must be
considered, check printing in advance.
Copy Enhance + High Quality:
Used when copy enhance and high quality are required.
Copy Enhance + DP:
Used when copy enhance and high speed are required.
Copy Enhance + Draft:
Used when copy enhance and draft are required.
For more information, see 2.5.3, “Print Modes” on page 2-15.
3.NATIVE SBCS Font: NATIVE SBCS character set. 9 different fonts are available.
4.ENGLISH SBCS Font: Alphanumeric character set. 9 different fonts are available.
5.CHINESE DBCS: Selects whether to use SIMPLIFIED CHINESE DBCS CODE
GB or GBK. This setting is no effective for traditional Chinese set.
6.SBCS Font Set: Specify whether to use Native SBCS Font or English SBCS.
7.Buzzer: Selects whether the buzzer sounds continuously or intermittently when
a paper or ribbon jam occurs or when the platen is released.
8.SI/SO ENLARGE: Specify whether to use SI/SO character enlargement.
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9. POR POSITION AD:
Specify the power on position adjustment.
10.Printer Address: Specify an address for the printer from 0 to 6. See the host
system operator or administrator for the value.
11. Ribbon Pre-alarm: Number of printings until "REPLACE RIBBON" is displayed.
Changes the number of printings between 50% and 200% at intervals of
10% until "REPLACE RIBBON" is displayed.
12.Copy Enhance: Used to enhance copy capability. Set to darken characters on
a form. For more information, see 2-15.
13.OCR-B Style: Select the OCR-B style
14.Power On State: Specify whether to disable or enable printing at power on.
If Enable is set, the following occurs:
Ÿ If the Print switch is pushed before a connection is made with the
AS/400, printing is automatically enabled when the connection is made.
Ÿ If the printer is in the Print mode and loses connection with the AS/400,
it automatically enters the Print mode when it is reconnected.
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Host Trace Printing
2.13 Host Trace Printing
The host trace is used to check data to the printer from the host application. Data
and commands sent from the host are printed in hexadecimal notation.
Enter Host Trace Mode
1 If the Start lamp is on, press Stop to turn it off.
2 Make sure that the width of the set form is 15 inches.
If a different form is
set, replace it with 15 a inch form. (See 2.6, “Unloading and Setting the
Printing Form” on page 2-18.)
3 While pressing Stop, press Test.
4 Press Start.
The Start lamp lights and the printer can receive host trace
data.
5 To end host trace, press Stop and then Cancel.
The printer returns to the
status set just after the power was turned on.
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Relocating the IBM 5400-006 Printer
2.14 Relocating the IBM 5400-006 Printer
To relocate the IBM 5400-006 printer, do the following:
Note: For details, refer to Chapter 1.
1 Turn the power switch off.
2 Disconnect the power plug from the outlet.
3 Disconnect the interface cable.
4 Unlock all wheels.
5 If you are relocating the printer within the office, move it to the desired
location at this time.
If you are relocating it out of the office, do the following:
6 Remove the print form.
(See 2.6.1, “Unloading the Printing Form” on
page 2-18.)
7 Fix the curl corrector and the rear fence with tape inside the rear door.
8 If you are transporting the printer over a long distance, do the following:
Ÿ Fix the ribbon cassette cover with drafting tape.
Ÿ Push the for thickness adjustment lever backward and fix it with drafting
tape.
Ÿ After closing the platen open lever, fix it with drafting tape.
Ÿ Fix the tractors with drafting tape.
After completing the above, pack the printer. For details on packing the
printer, consult your IBM marketing representative.
You have finished preparing the printer for relocation.
To install the printer after relocation, see Chapter 1, “Installation”
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Problem Determination
Chapter 3. Problem Determination Procedure
This chapter describes how to handle problems that might occur in the IBM
5400-006 printer.
3.1 Problem Determination
Some problems can be corrected by simple operations. If a problem occurs, read
this chapter and attempt to determine and resolve the problem before calling your
IBM service representative.
Ÿ Power does not come on.
– Turn the Power switch off, wait five seconds, and turn it on again.
– Insert the plug tightly into the outlet.
– Check the outlet.
Ÿ Nothing is printed or it is printed incorrectly.
– Make sure the interface cable is connected correctly. Use only an
IBM-approved interface cable.
– Check the initial settings.
– Make sure that you are using a power plug with three prongs. Do not plug
a three-prong power cord into a two-prong power plug.
Ÿ A message is displayed.
– See 3.2, “Messages and Actions ” on page 3-2.
Ÿ Print quality is poor.
– Adjust the form thickness lever position according to 2.9.1, “Adjusting the
Print Pressure” on page 2-47.
– Check the tractor position so that the form is not too tight or too slack.
– If the print becomes extremely faint at the mid-line position, replace the
ribbon according to 2.8, “Replacing the Ribbon” on page 2-33.
– If the print becomes faint at a specific digit or some lines and the value of
the line counter exceeds 100,000, refer to 3.5, “Inspecting the Platen and
Changing Strike Position” on page 3-11.
If the problem cannot be solved by any of the above operations, call your IBM
service representative.
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Messages and Actions
3.2 Messages and Actions
If a message (including an error code) is displayed on the LCD, take the corresponding action. If the problem cannot be solved by taking the action, call your
IBM service representative.
Notes:
1. To turn off an alarm tone caused by an error, press Stop.
2. For messages displayed during initialization, which differ from the messages
below, see 2.12, “Initializing the Printer” on page 2-65.
3.2.1 Message List
Message
Meaning and action taken by the operator
ð
Meaning: The printer is conducting a self-test (See 2.3, “Powering On
and Off” on page 2-9.)
á
ñ
Operator Action: If this message does not change within one minute of
turning on the printer, power off the printer and power it on again.
à READY
ð
á
ñ
à READY
ð
à IBM 54ðð-ðð6
TEST
XX
RECEIVE DATA
á
ñ
à NOT READY
ð
XXX.XX
á
ñ
à NOT READY
ð
NO DATA
á
ñ
à NOT READY
ð
RECEIVE DATA
á
Meaning: The printer is ready to print.
Meaning: The printer is receiving data.
Operator Action: Wait a moment.
Meaning: The printer is in the not ready status. (The ROM version is
displayed in the XXX.XX.)
Operator Action: To set the printer in the ready status, press Start.
Meaning: CLEAR PRINT was pressed but no data was in the printer to
be printed.
Operator Action: To clear the display, press CLEAR PRINT again.
Meaning: Data from the PC remains.
Operator Action: To print the data, press CLEAR PRINT.
ñ
(Only if connected to a PC)
à NOT READY
ð
PRESS START
Meaning: Data is being received.
Operator Action: Press Start to continue receiving data.
á
ñ
à HOST TRACE
ð
Meaning: The printer is set in the mode to print data from the host
system in hexadecimal notation. (See 2.13, “Host Trace Printing” on
page 2-77.)
á
ñ
Operator Action: To end the host trace, press Stop, then Cancel.
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Messages and Actions
Message
à TEST PRINT MODE
Meaning and action taken by the operator
ð
TEST PATTERN
á
ñ
Meaning: The printer is in test mode. This is not a defect.
Operator Action: Press Stop, then Cancel. (See 2.10, “Test Printing”
on page 2-54.)
Meaning: The form has ended.
à END OF FORM
ð
SET NEW FORM
á
ñ
à FORM JAM
ð
REMOVE FORM
á
ñ
à RIBBON JAM
ð
RECOVER JAM
á
ñ
à PLATEN OPN PRINT
ð
CLOSE PLATEN
á
ñ
à PLATEN OPEN
ð
CLOSE PLATEN
á
ñ
à SCALE COVER OPEN
ð
CLOSE COVER
á
ñ
à NOT READY (READY)
ð
REPLACE RIBBON
á
ñ
à CLEAR COMMAND
ð
á
ñ
Operator Action: See 2.6, “Unloading and Setting the Printing Form” on
page 2-18 to replace the form.
To print to the bottom of the next page, press Cancel, then Start. (See
2.6.3, “At EOF” on page 2-30.)
Meaning: A form jam has occurred.
Operator Action: Recover the form jam according to 3.3, “Form Jam
Recovery” on page 3-5.
Meaning: A ribbon jam has occurred.
Operator Action: Recover the ribbon jam according to 3.4, “Ribbon
Jam Recovery” on page 3-8.
Meaning: The platen was released during printing.
Operator Action: Pull the platen open lever toward you to lock it.
Meaning: The platen is released.
Operator Action: Pull the platen open lever toward you to lock it.
Meaning: The scale cover is open.
Operator Action: Close the scale cover.
Meaning: The ribbon life has expired.
Operator Action: Replace the ribbon according to
2.8, “Replacing the Ribbon” on page 2-33.
Reset the ribbon life counter.
Meaning: The clear command was received from the host.
Operator Action: Press Stop. Ask the host system operator for the
reason.
(Only if connected to AS/400)
à BELL COMMAND
ð
á
ñ
Meaning: The bell command was received from the host.
Operator Action: Press Stop. Ask the host system operator for the
reason.
(Only if connected to AS/400)
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Messages and Actions
Message
Meaning and action taken by the operator
à DATA CHECK
ð
á
ñ
Meaning: An error was detected in the host system program.
Operator Action: Press Stop. Consult the host system programmer.
(Only if connected to AS/400)
à DATA ERROR
ð
á
ñ
Meaning: A data transfer error has occurred.
Operator Action: Power off the printer, wait five seconds, and
power on the printer again.
(Only if connected to a PC)
à HOST NOT ACTIVE
ð
á
ñ
Meaning: The printer cannot communicate with the host system.
Operator Action: Check if the communication cable is correctly connected. If communication is still not possible, contact the system operator.
(Only if connected to AS/400)
à 6 XX MACHINE CHECK
ð
POWER ON/OFF
á
ñ
Meaning: Trouble might have occurred in the printer.
Operator Action: Power off the printer, wait five seconds, and power on
the printer again.
Meaning: A communication error with the host system has occurred.
The set address might be incorrect.
Operator Action:
à 6CX MACHINE CHECK
ð
á
ñ
(Only if connected to AS/400)
à 6Cð MACHINE CHECK
ð
POWER ON/OFF
á
ñ
If the above code is displayed, consult the host system operator and set
the correct address. See “Setting the Address” on page 1-22.)
Otherwise, power off once and then power on again.
à
ð
Meaning: The power was turned on. (The display changes after one
second elapses.)
á
ñ
Operator Action: If the display does not change, power off and then
power on again.
à Other Messages
ð
á
ñ
Operator Action: Press Cancel. Diag Exit? appears on the LCD.
Press Start; the printer returns to the status just after it was powered
on.
à Other Messages
ð
Meaning: There might be a problem in the initial settings or with the
printer.
á
ñ
Operator Action: If the problem is the initial settings, continue initializing. If the problem is not the initial settings, power off the printer and
power it on again.
Meaning: The printer is in the test mode.
The Test lamp lights.
The Test lamp is not lit.
Note: X indicates an alphanumeric character.
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Form Jam Recovery
3.3 Form Jam Recovery
If a form jam occurs during printing, the alarm sounds, Test appears on the operator panel, and the following message is displayed:
à
ð
FORM JAM
REMOVE FORM
á
ñ
To recover from a form jam, do the following:
Note: If form jams occur often or if a form jam does not occur but the “FORM
JAM” message is displayed on the operator panel, power off the printer and
power it on again. If the jam is not corrected, call your IBM service representative.
1 Press Stop.
The alarm turns off and the Test lamp goes off.
2 Open the set cover.
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Form Jam Recovery
3 Push the platen open lever backward like in the figure below to set it in the
all release status. Open the tractor covers and remove the jammed form.
The platen lever is set in the release status by pushing it in the direction of
the arrow .1/ in the figure below. While pushing the lever rightward, push it
backward as shown .2/; the lever is set in the all release status.
Note: Do not set the platen open lever in the all release status unless you
are removing a jammed form.
4 Check the form for the following items:
Ÿ Is the specified form being used?
Use specified forms only. Otherwise, form jam might result. (See
Appendix A, “Forms Design.”)
Ÿ Is the form torn?
Torn forms might cause form jam.
Ÿ Is the form humid?
If forms stored in a humid place are used, they might cause form jam.
If any problems occur with the form, replace it with a new one.
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Form Jam Recovery
5 Check the form stand and path.
Ÿ Open the front door and check if the horizontal position of the form at the
stacker is aligned with the horizontal position of the form at the tractors.
Ÿ If form dust has accumulated on the form stand or the from path, remove
it with a vacuum cleaner or a brush.
Ÿ Check if the printed form is folded and stacked normally.
6 If the form jam sensor surface is dirty, open the left tractor cover and clean it
with a soft cloth.
Note: Shut off sunlight to the form jam sensor by using blinds or drapes.
Otherwise, the sensor detects sunlight as a form jam.
7 Set the form in the printer.
(See 2.6, “Unloading and Setting the Printing
Form” on page 2-18.)
8 Adjust the print form position.
(See 2.9.2, “Adjusting the Vertical Position” on
page 2-49 and 2.9.3, “Adjusting the Horizontal Position” on page 2-50.)
9 Press Start.
Make sure that the Start lamp is lit.
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Ribbon Jam Recovery
3.4 Ribbon Jam Recovery
If a ribbon jam occurs in the printer, the Check lamp lights up on the operator
panel, the alarm goes off, and the following message is displayed:
à
ð
RIBBON JAM
RECOVER JAM
á
ñ
To recover from a ribbon jam, do the following:
Note
Ÿ If a ribbon jam occurs often or the message “RIBBON JAM” is displayed on the
operator panel, though a form jam does not actually occur, power off the
printer, wait five seconds, and power on the printer again.
If the ribbon jam is not corrected by this action, call your IBM service representative.
Ÿ Your hands might be stained by the ink. Wear gloves to keep your hands
clean when handling the ribbon.
1 Press Stop.
The alarm stops and the Test lamp turns off.
2 Open the set cover.
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Ribbon Jam Recovery
3 Open the ribbon cassette cover.
4 Check if the ribbon is on the ribbon path correctly.
Ÿ Check if the ribbon rollers are closed.
Ÿ If the ribbon is folded, slack, or wound on the roller, reset it correctly.
Ÿ If the ribbon is old or torn, replace it with a new one. (See 2.8,
“Replacing the Ribbon” on page 2-33.)
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Ribbon Jam Recovery
5 Remove ribbon dust from the left and right cassette arms and the ribbon
rollers.
6 Make sure that the form thickness adjustment lever is correctly set according
to 2.9.1, “Adjusting the Print Pressure” on page 2-47.
Note: If the form thickness adjustment lever is not set according to the form
thickness, a ribbon jam might result.
7 Close the ribbon cassette cover.
8 Close the set cover.
9 Press Start.
Make sure the Start lamp is lit.
Note
The ribbon can be changed ten times using the same ribbon cassette. If you
use the same ribbon cassette for more than ten ribbons, a jam might occur.
Make sure to change the ribbon cassette promptly.
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Inspecting the Platen and Changing Strike Position
3.5 Inspecting the Platen and Changing Strike Position
3.5.1 Inspecting the Platen
If print becomes faint at a specific digit or some lines and the value of the line
counter exceeds 100,000, check the platen using the following procedure:
1 Power off the printer.
2 Open the set cover.
3 Set the platen in the all release status.
The platen open lever is set in the release status by pushing it in the direction of the arrow .1/. While pushing the lever rightward, push it backward as
shown .2/. The platen open lever is set in the all release status.
4 Remove the printing forms.
(See 2.6, “Unloading and Setting the Printing
Form.”)
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Inspecting the Platen and Changing Strike Position
5 Check whether the platen surface is defective or the print head pin is struck.
If the platen surface is damaged, see 3.5.2, “Changing Strike Position.”
Caution
The printing mechanism is hot after printing.
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Inspecting the Platen and Changing Strike Position
3.5.2 Changing Strike Position
The platen strike position can be changed twice.
1 Make sure the power is off.
2 Set the platen open lever in the release status or the all release status.
Note: Do not try to change the strike position without putting the platen
open lever in the release status or the all release status. This might
damage the printer.
3 Turn both platen set bases counterclockwise 60 degrees with a coin.
After
the platen drops, the strike position changes. Make a note of the line counter
value.
Note: If this is the second time to change the strike position, turn the platen
set bases 30 degrees. The platen should be changed for the second
time after the counter has increased 100,000 from the first time.
4 Pull the platen open lever toward you to close the platen.
5 Close the set cover.
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Inspecting the Platen and Changing Strike Position
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IBM 5400-006 Features
Chapter 4. IBM 5400-006 Features
4.1 IBM 5400-006 Features
The IBM 5400-006 printer is a shuttle type multi-wire dot impact line printer that
allows high quality printing.
There are two ways of connecting and using the printer.
System port Can be used as a system printer for the IBM AS/400 family.
Parallel port Can be used as a printer for IBM PCs and RS/6000 systems.
The IBM 5400-006 printer has the following features:
Ÿ There are various printing modes according to purposes such as NLQ mode,
DP mode, draft mode, and copy enhance mode.
Ÿ Both double byte and alphanumeric characters can be printed by maximum 360
lines per minute in the NLQ mode, maximum 500 lines per minute in the DP
mode, and maximum 600 lines per minute in the draft mode.
Ÿ Up to eight copy continuous forms can be printed in the copy enhance mode.
(In the NLQ mode, up to five forms can be printed.)
Ÿ Characters are printed in 180 dpi (180 dots per 1 inch: about 7.09 dots per 1
mm). These can be defined by the user.
Ÿ Character spacing and line spacing can be selected freely according to the
printing task.
Ÿ Horizontal and vertical spacing can be selected freely.
Ÿ For alphanumeric characters, the user can select two types of sizes: standard
size and compact size of height 18 dots.
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Ÿ Various styles can be chosen for alphanumeric characters.
Ÿ Various paper sizes can be chosen by the user.
Ÿ Bar codes can be printed (if connected to a PC, only in 5577 mode).
Ÿ When connected to an AS/400, the following feature is available:
– Headings and highlighted characters can be printed with a magnified size.
Ÿ When connected to a PC, the following features are available:
– Continuous form emulation of the IBM 5577 printer, used as a 5577 printer.
– Continuous form emulation of the EPSON ESC/P printer, used as an
ESC/P printer. In the Windows environment, specify the EPSON
LQ-1070C printer using the Windows printer driver.
Note
Ÿ If you are using Windows NT, power off the printer and power on again
after you cancel printing from the PC.
Ÿ If you are using Windows 3.1, power off the printer and power on again
if a time out occurs for any reason.
Ÿ Of you are using the printer in a LAN environment, set the printer time
out to the highest value.
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IBM 5400-006 Features
4.1.1 Basic Functions
Functions are divided between system port and parallel port.
System Port
The system port connected to the AS/400 has the following specifications:
Printing Method
Impact printing with shuttle mechanism
Print Mode
for line spacing of 6 lpi
NLQ:
360 lines/minute
maximum
DP:
500 lines/minute
maximum
Draft:
600 lines/minute
maximum
High Quality: (Uni-directional printing)
Copy Enhance
Printing Method
Vertical, horizontal
Resolution
7.09 dots/mm (180 dots/inch) vertically
and horizontally
Line pitch
4, 6,7.5,and 8 lpi
Character Pitch
Alphanumeric Characters:
10, 12, 13.3, 15, 18 cpi Alphanumeric
Characters:
5, 6, 6.7, 7.5 cpi
Printing Pitch
Double Byte Characters: 136
characters/line (10 cpi)
maximum
Alphanumeric characters: 68
characters/line (5 cpi)
maximum
Alphanumeric Characters Set
24 dots
18 dots
8 sets
1 set
IBM Double Byte Characters System
Character Set
24 dots
1 set
Type:
EAN Standard, EAN
reduction, CODE39,
Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5,
NW7 (Codabar)
0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
(Clockwise)
Standard, Large
User Defined Character
Hanji
1 set
Bar Codes
Rotation
Size:
Form size
Continuous form paper
Width:
Length:
3.5 inches to 16 inches
(Note)
8 inches to 12 inches
Power Supply
AC 100V (±10V), 50/60Hz (±1Hz)
Power Consumption
1.5KVA maximum
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Dimensions
660 mm (W) x 720 mm (D) x 1000 mm
(H)
Weight
100Kg
Note: When using 16 inch wide forms, there are restrictions on the print start position. For details, see A.1, “Forms Specifications” and A.2, “Printable Area.”
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IBM 5400-006 Features
Parallel Port
This section describes the parallel port specifications.
Printing Method
Impact printing with shuttle mechanism
Print mode
For line spacing of 6
lpi
NLQ:
360 lines/minute maximum
DP:
500 lines/minute maximum
Draft:
600 lines/minute maximum
High Quality: (One-way printing)
Copy Enhance
Printing Method
Vertical, horizontal
Resolution
7.09 dots/mm (180 dots/inch) vertically and horizontally
Line Pitch
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.5, 8 lpi
Character Pitch
Alphanumeric Characters
ESC/P-C:
5577:
10, 12, 15 17.1 and 20 cpi
10, 12, 13.3, and 15 cpi
Double Byte Characters 5, 6, 6.7, and 7.5 cpi
Printing Pitch
Double Byte Characters: 66/68 characters/line (5 cpi)
Alphanumeric Characters: 132/136 characters/line (10 cpi)
Bar Codes
Type
Rotation:
Size:
Form size
EAN Standard, EAN reduction, CODE39,
Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5,
NW7 (Codabar),
0°, 90°, 180°, 270° (Clockwise)
Standard, Large
Continuous form paper
Width
Length
3.5 inches to 16 inches (Note)
8 inches to 12 inches
Power Supply
AC 100V (±10V), 50/60Hz (±1Hz)
Power Consumption
1.5KVA maximum
Dimensions
660 mm (W) x 720 mm (D) x 1000 mm (H)
Weight
1000Kg
Note: When using 16 inch wide forms, there are restrictions on the print start position. For details, see A.1, “Forms Specifications” and A.2, “Printable Area.”
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Connecting to a Host System
4.2 Connecting to a Host System
The following ports are available for connecting to the host system:
Ÿ System Port
Ÿ Parallel Port
4.2.1 System Port
The IBM 5400-006 printer is used as a work station under the following host
system:
Ÿ IBM AS/400
Control program: OS/400 version 1, release 3.0 and above
The IBM 5400-006 printer is connected to the host with a twinax cable. This cable
can be a maximum of 1525 m, including the host system and work station network
and the work station network.
Note: A maximum of seven work stations can be connected with one cable.
A special function of this cable is that even if a work station stops functioning, the
other work stations on the same cable can continue to function.
The following is an example of a host system and work station network:
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Connecting to a Host System
The following is an example of the IBM 5400-006 printer connected to a host
system: The number of work stations that can be connected to the host system is
defined as necessary by the host system or the user.
The IBM 5400-006 printer can be connected to host system directly or indirectly to
an IBM 5394/5494.
4.2.2 Connecting to a Parallel Port
The IBM 5400-006 printer is connected to an IBM PC or an RS/6000.
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System Port Basic Functions
4.3 System Port Basic Functions
This section describes the basic functions available when connected to an AS/400.
4.3.1 Printable Characters
The following character types and sizes are available:
Character Set
The following character sets can be used:
Ÿ Alphanumeric character set displayed as single byte EBCDIC code.
Ÿ System character set provided by IBM displayed as 2 byte IBM code.
Ÿ Vertical special character set displayed as 2 byte code.
Ÿ User defined, original character set.
The following describes the makeup of the character set.
Character Set
Alphanumeric character set
Ÿ 24 dot high
Ÿ 18 dot high (8LPI printing font)
Double byte character set
Special Character set for Vertical Writing
User Defined Character (2 byte)
The alphanumeric characters set consists of; song (12 cpi), song (10 cpi), song
(8cpi), Gothic, Courier, Elite, Condense, OCR-B, and DP Gothic font styles. An 18
dot vertical font is also available.
Character sets except user defined characters are stored in the Read Only Storage
(ROS) in the printer.
The user defined characters are sent from the host as character data when they
are required during printing.
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System Port Basic Functions
Character Size and Type
The IBM 5400-006 printer can print nine types of alphanumeric characters and one
type of double byte characters, according to the initialization and the host commands. Printed characters are all horizontal with a resolution of 7.09 dots/mm (180
dots/inch). For information about initial settings, see 2.12, “Initializing the Printer.”
Each character can be expanded to horizontal x 2, vertical x 2, horizontal and vertical x 2, horizontal and vertical x 3, and horizontal and vertical x 4.
The following is a definition for expanding 24 dot and 18 dot characters:
24 Dot Character:
Alphanumeric characters displayed as 10, 12, 15, 18, and 24
dot wide, double byte characters 24 dot wide and 24 dot high
displayed as dot matrix, or user defined characters.
18 Dot Characters (8 lpi printing): Alphanumeric characters displayed as 12 dot
wide and 18 dot high dot matrix. These characters can be
printed in 8 lpi without affecting images.
Expanded Characters: 18 and 24 dot high characters are expanded vertically, horizontally, or vertically and horizontally two times, vertically and
horizontally 4 times, or vertically and horizontally 4 times.
Sizes and printed examples are shown below:
24-Dot
Height
18-Dot
Height
Character Set
Character
Size
(Width ×
Height)
EBCDIC
12 cpi Mincho
12 × 24
10 cpi Mincyo
18 × 24
Gothic
15 × 24
OCR-B
12 × 24
Vertical Writing
12 × 24
Condense
10 × 24
Courier
18 × 24
Elite
15 × 24
Double Byte (Note 2)
24 × 24
EBCDIC
12 × 18
Normal Size
Enlarged character (Note 1)
(Double Width)
Notes:
1. Expanded characters and vertical printing are used more than the multi-function
double byte character printing utility (APW).
2. Double byte characters are included in user defined characters.
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System Port Basic Functions
The placing of 18 dot and 24 dot characters is shown in the following:
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4.3.2 Printing Density
The following character pitch and line pitch can be used with the IBM 5400-006
printer.
Character Pitch (Characters Per Inch: cpi)
Character Set
Normal Size Characters
Double Width Characters
Single Byte Characters
10, 12, 13.3, 15, 18
5, 6, 6.7, 7.5, 9
Double Byte Characters
and User Defined Characters
5, 6, 6.7, 7.5
2.5, 3, 3.3, 3.75
Note: Because of differences in the AS/400, specified characters that can be used
differ. See 4.1.1, “Basic Functions.”
Line Pitch (Lines Per Inch: lpi)
Each Character: 4, 6, 7.5 (when APW is used) 8 (120: for lines) lpi
4.3.3 Printing Speed
Printing speed for this machine at 6 lpi on NLQ mode is 360 wpm, in HP mode 500
wpm, and draft mode 600 lpm. The actual printing speed is affected by the following conditions.
1. Host System Processing Knowhow
2. System Makeup
Printing speed for the IBM 5400-006 printer is affected by the following conditions:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Line width
Number of double width characters per line
Number of user defined characters per line
Printing style (horizontal or vertical)
Number of double byte characters per line
Number of alphanumeric characters per line
Character design
Line pitch (lpi)
Character pitch (cpi)
Return mode (specified at initialization)
Grid lines
Bar codes
Vertically expanded characters
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System Port Basic Functions
4.3.4 Printing Style (Vertical, Horizontal)
The IBM 5400-006 printer can print vertical or horizontal output. The printing styles
are controlled by the host system.
Output Type
Ÿ Horizontal
Ÿ Vertical
Notes:
1. Alphanumeric vertical (single byte vertical) characters can be enabled at initialization or by a host command. Special double byte characters, for example ”,“,
are provided for and are automatically selected.
2. Double width characters and vertical characters are enabled by the multifunction double byte character printing ulitily (APW).
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Parallel Port Basic Functions
4.4 Parallel Port Basic Functions
This section describes the basic functions available when connected to a PC.
4.4.1 Support Emulation and Character Set
ESC/P-C (LQ-1070 Emulation)
Character Set
Font
5577 (5577-KC2 Emulation)
Character Set
Font
ASCII
Italics
Graphics
Song (12 cpi)
Song (10 cpi)
Song (15 cpi)
Code Page 938
Code Page 948
Song (12 cpi)
Song (10 cpi)
Song (8 lpi)
Gothic
DP Gothic
OCR-B
Courier
Elite
Hanji
BIG-5
NS
TCA
IBM5550
Song
IBM5550
Song
User Defined Character
5577 Mode
Address
IBM code
The number of UDC
can be registered
X'DB40' - X'FBFC'
Max. 1
ESC/P-C Mode
Address
IBM code
NS code
TCA code
BIG-5 code
X'DBA0' - X'DBFC'
X'FD21' - X'FD7E'
X'DE30' - X'DE39'
X'DE61' - X'DE7A'
X'FA40' - X'FA7E'
X'FB40' - X'FB5E'
The number of UDC
can be registered
X'FE21' - X'FE7E'
X'DE41' - X'DE5A'
X'DE80' - X'DEF0'
X'FAA1' - X'FAFE'
Max. 93
Max. 188
Max. 188
Max. 188
Character sets except user defined characters are stored in the Read Only Storage
(ROS) in the printer.
The user defined characters are sent from the Host as character data whenever
they are required during printing.
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Parallel Port Basic Functions
4.4.2 Line Spacing (No. of lines per inch: lpi)
The IBM 5400-006 Printer has the following line spacing options.
Ÿ 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.5, 8 lpi by the operator panel.
4.4.3 Printing Speed
The maximum printing speeds at 6 lines per inch are 360 lines per minute in the
NLQ mode (normal speed), 500 lines per minute in the DP mode (high speed).
The actual printing speed is determined by the:
Ÿ Line width
Ÿ Number of user defined characters contained in one line
Ÿ Style of printing (horizontal or vertical writing)
Ÿ Number of double byte characters per line
Ÿ Number of alphanumeric characters per line
Ÿ Complexity of character design
Ÿ Line spacing (number of lines per inch)
Ÿ Character spacing (number of characters per inch)
Ÿ Grid lines
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Parallel Port Basic Functions
Chapter 4. IBM 5400-006 Features
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Parallel Port Basic Functions
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IBM 5400-006 Printer:
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Site Preparation
Chapter 5. Installation Planning and Site Preparation
This chapter describes what is necessary for planning the installation of the IBM
5400-006 printer. This chapter includes:
Ÿ Site preparation
Ÿ Physical specifications (including layout plan)
Ÿ Power requirements
Ÿ Interface cable
Ÿ Environmental conditions
The IBM 5400-006 printer is connected via a system port or a parallel port.
Ÿ When connected with the system port, it connected to the host via a twinax
cable.
Ÿ When connected with the parallel port, it is connected to the PC printing connector via a parallel interface printing cable.
In establishing an installation plan, refer also to the documents relating to the installation plan for the host system.
5.1.1 Site Preparation
The IBM 5400-006 printer is designed so that the user can establish and perform
an installation plan. Below is a table of customer responsibilities:
Job
Reference Material
Determine installation schedule
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Perform site preparations
“Physical Specifications” in this chapter
Prepare for Host System attachment
Secure power source
“Guide to Planning and Installation” of the host system
“Cable” in this chapter.
“Power Requirements” in this chapter
Check environmental conditions
“Environmental Conditions” in this chapter
Install IBM 5400-006 printer
Chapter 1, “Installation”
Note: As the IBM 5418 Printer works with the Host System, coordinate printer
installation with Host System installation.
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Physical Specifications
5.1.2 Physical Specifications
The physical specifications of the IBM 5400-006 printer are as follows.
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Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Dimensions
Width
660 mm
Depth
720 mm
Height
1000 mm
Weight
Heat dissipation
Amount of exhaust air
Noise Level
Color
Service clearance
Approx. 100 kg
744 kcal/h (DP mode)
2.3 m3/min.
56 dBA (1m Position Average)
Pearl White
Width: 800 mm, Height: 2000 mm
The following illustration shows the space necessary for operation and maintenance.
Monthly Output
The IBM 5400-006 printer is capable of the following output:
Ÿ Monthly Output: 12,000 pages
However, 15 x 11 inch forms have the following values:
– 1,500 printed characters per page.
– Ratio of Hanji to alphanumeric characers is 3:7.
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Cables
5.1.3 Power Requirements
The power requirements for the IBM 5400-006 printer are as follows:
Voltage (allowable)
100V to 240V
Maximum power consumption 1.5 KVA
Frequency (allowable)
50/60 Hz ± 1 Hz
Length of power cord
4.1 m
Power Outlet Specifications
The power outlet must meet local standard specifications.
The power outlet which the power plug is connected must have a branch circuit
ampacity of 15A.
5.1.4 Cables
Connecting to an AS/400
The IBM 5400-006 printer is connected to a host system or a remote control
system by a twinax cable. To order the cable (with a connector), specify the following part number:
Twinax Cable Part No. 7362267
Note: When ordering this cable, calculate the required length according to the following:
Total Length=1.6m+ (distance from the printer to the Host System).
1.6 m is the minimum length required for cleaning (depending on conditions).
Connecting to a PC
For connecting the IBM 5400-006 printer to a PC, the following cable is sold separately. To order the cable, specify the following
Ÿ ID# 81X7875 (2.4 m)
Ÿ ID# 09F5544 (5.0 m)
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Environmental Conditions
5.1.5 Environmental Conditions
The environmental conditions of the IBM 5400-006 printer appear in the following
table. Ensure that the installation site always meets these conditions.
Power On
Power Off
Storage
Transport
Temperature
10°C˜40°C
5°C˜43°C
0.6°C˜60°C
-20°C˜60°C
Relative
humidity
20%˜80%
8%˜80%
5%˜80%
5%˜100%
27.0°C
27.0°C
29.0°C
29.0°C
Max. wet bulb
temperature
Note: Do not allow condensation inside the printer.
In addition, check the applicable temperature and humidity ranges to the other units
operating together with the IBM 5400-006 printer. The temperature and humidity
ranges may vary with each unit.
If print forms and ribbons are not in the same environment as the printer, familiarize
them to the temperature and humidity of the printer before use.
Avoid installing the printer in places where it is exposed to the strong sunlight, otherwise the form jam sensor detects sunlight as form jam. When installation in such
place is inevitable, protect the printer from direct sunlight with a window shade.
Observe the following rules for storing forms:
Ÿ Avoid extremes of temperature and humidity
Ÿ Place forms to prevent deformation (warping, twisting, bending, or damage).
Consider the following points to maintain trouble-free operation.
Ÿ Electrostatic discharge
If humidity is low, static electricity may be generated by movements of
personnel,trolleys, furniture, fixtures and forms. This static electricity can easily
accumulate on the floors, furniture, fixtures, and clothes. If static electricity is
discharged by contact of a body or other objects, a slight shock may be
caused. Static electricity discharge to the system or other electric component
might cause intermittent trouble. To minimize static electricity discharge:
– Avoid using floor surface material of high resistivity. The resistance measured between the floor surface and building (or something which provides
suitable grounding) should be greater than 1.5 × 105 ohms and less than 2
× 1010 ohms.
– Use a carpet treated for anti static electricity.
– Do not use chairs covered with plastic.
– Avoid low humidity, especially in winter.
Ÿ Noise from electromagnetic fields
Avoid installing the printer in an area where electromagnetic interference is so
strong that radiation (emittance) or conduction is possible, for example, place
near radio transmitting antennas (for AM, FM, TV, or transceiver), radar, certain
industrial machines (high frequency induction heating furnaces) or lines trans-
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Environmental Conditions
mitting high voltage or large current. If the printer is to be located in such an
area, the installation plan should be reviewed to see if a special method of
installation should be taken to ensure normal operation and maintenance of the
system.
Ÿ Compliance with BCIQ (Class A)
This is a Class A product.
Ÿ Air pollution
Do not install the printer where the air is polluted by dust, steam or gas. Such
an environment causes corrosion to copper and other metallic parts used in the
printer, which adversely affect electric circuits.
For details, please consult our sales representative or technical staff.
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IBM 5400-006 Printer:
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Forms Specifications
Appendix A. Forms Design
This chapter describes how to prepare forms used for the IBM 5400-006 printer.
A.1 Forms Specifications
The IBM 5400-006 printer supports a maximum of eight part form. The specifications of the forms are shown in the table below:
Single-part form
Type (Note 1)
Continuous form (high
quality)
Label forms, see A-6
Back-carbon paper:
Form width
3.5 ∼ 16 inches (Note 2)
(127 ∼ 406 mm)
Same to the left column
Form length
8 ∼ 12 inches
(203 ∼ 305 mm)
Same to the left column
Distance between unfold
perforations
4 inches or more (102 mm
or more)
Same to the left column
Horizontal absolute position
of sprocket hole
6.35 ± 0.25 mm from the
form edge
Same to the left column
Horizontal relative shift
Less than 0.1 mm
Same as the left column
Sprocket hole spacing
12.7 ± 0.1 mm
Same as the left column
Vertical relative shift of left
and right sprocket holes
Less than 0.15 mm
Same as the left column
Sprocket hole diameter
4.0 ± 0.1 mm
Same as the left column
Sprocket hole shape
Round or crown shape
(Note 3)
Same as the left column
Remnant punched-out paper
for sprocket holes
None
Same as the left column
Fold perforation (Note 4)
Uncut portion: More than
1 mm
Cut portion: 2 to 3 mm
Same as the left column
Unfold perforation (Note 4)
Uncut portion: More than
1 mm
Cut portion: Less than 2
mm
Same as the left column
55 kg
135 kg (Note 6)
30 kg
34 kg/45 kg (Note 7)
Ream weight (Note 5)
Minimum
Maximum
Form Thickness
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Multi-part form
—
Ÿ Up to 8 sheets in double
strike mode
Ÿ Up to 5 sheets in NLQ
mode
Up to 5 sheets fanfold paper
(non-carbon paper)
Maximum 0.5 mm
(with parts overlapped)
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Forms Specifications
Single-part form
Multi-part form
Color coating
and/or preprinting
Avoid more than 6.35 mm
from center of tractor hole
at right and left. (For
details. see A.3.)
For details, see A.4.
Same as the left column
Printable area
See A.2
Same as the left column
Glue fastening specifications
—
Glued at both ends (see
A.3).
Notes:
1. Do not use label forms or forms having binder holes or corner cuts.
2. For a 16-inch wide form, the print start position is 30 mm or more from the left
edge.
3. The maximum diameter of a crown-shaped hole must be 4.5 mm. The
minimum diameter of a crown-shaped hole must be 4.0 mm ± 0.1 mm.
4. Consider the following for perforations:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Horizontal and vertical perforation must not intersect at the cut portions.
Perforation must not across sprocket holes.
Form edge's perforation must be uncut.
Perforation must not be swell.
Perforation must be free from tears.
5. Weight per 1000 sheets of 788 mm × 1091 mm.
6. If you are using 135 kg single form, the paper might become smudged at the
ribbon joint.
7. 2 or 3 part forms can be used up to 45 kg. 4 to 8 part forms can be used up to
34 kg.
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Printable Area
A.2 Printable Area
The following illustration shows the printable area for the IBM 5400-006 printer.
* for 16 inch wide paper, 30 mm or more
Note: Avoid printing on perforations.
Appendix A. Forms Design
A-3
Multiple-Part Forms Glue Fastening Specifications
A.3 Multiple-Part Forms Glue Fastening Specifications
If multiple part continuous forms are used, be sure they conform to the following
specifications. (If they do not or you are not sure, run several test pages first to
ensure there are no problems.)
Notes:
1. Glue fastening must be performed on a point basis within 12.7 mm from the left
and right edges of the forms.
2. Sprocket holes must be free from glue.
3. Change in the form thickness due to glue fastening must be 0.05 mm or less.
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Preprinting
A.4 Preprinting
Preprinting implies using, letterheads and predesigned forms to be printed upon.
In requesting preprinted forms:
Ÿ Test the preprinting form completely before printing.
to maintain print quality.
Make sure to be able
Ÿ Use the lightest color of ink possible.
Ÿ Dry preprinted ink completely before re-printing. Since the dry period varies
depending on the kinds of inks and dry conditions, examine preprinting in
advance.
Ÿ Ink must not be adhesive on the preprinting form or forms must not be adhesive because ink is not sufficiently dry.
Appendix A. Forms Design
A-5
Label Forms
A.5 Label Forms
When using the label forms (tack paper), pay attention to the following:
Ÿ Materials, ream, and thickness
Label
Ream 45 ∼ 55 kg (Note 1)
Materials High Quality Form
Thickness 0.08 mm or less (Note 2)
Adhesive
Adhesiveness 350 g/25 mm or more
Ball Tack
No.3 or more
Fit to the label material. Do not blot or let stick out.
Board
Ream 55 ∼ 80 kg (Note 1)
Material Glassine Paper
Thickness 0.10 mm or more (Note 2)
Notes:
1. The ream of the label forms (label + adhesive + board) must be 135 kg or
less.
2. The thickness of the label forms (label + adhesive + board) must be 0.2
mm or less.
Ÿ Type of label forms:
There are two types of label forms: half-cut type and modeled type. Ordinarily,
use the half-cut type.
For the modeled type, the label is peeled in the machine and form jam results
frequently. Do not use the modeled type.
Ÿ Pretest
Test enough in advance and check that the following problems do not occur:
– The label is not peeled. (This causes form jam.)
– Glue does not stick out extremely. (This might cause machine trouble.)
– No folding error is detected in the machine.
Ÿ Storage Place
Since label forms reduce and transform as the temperature and humidity
change, labels peel. Labels must be stored in a dark and cool place (temperature 20°C, relative humidity 40 to 60%) where the temperature and humidity
are stable.
Label forms must be kept a vinyl package after use.
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Maximum Number of Characters per Line
A.6 Maximum Number of Characters per Line
A.6.1 When Connected to the AS/400
Character
Alphanumeric Characters
18 Dot Alphanumeric Characters
IBM-offered double byte characters
User defined characters
Double width alphanumeric characters
Double width 18 dot alphanumeric characters
18 dot double byte characters
Double Byte Characters
User Defined Characters (*2)
*1
*2
Character Pitch
(cpi)
Maximum number
per line
10
136
12
163
13.3
181
15
204
18 (*1)
244
5
68
4
81
6.7
90
7.5
102
2.5
34
3
40
3.3
45
3.8
51
The PFC for AS/400 cannot be set.
There are no parameter settings for double width double byte characters or
double width user defined character CPI. They are defined in the double byte
character CPI parameter settings.
Appendix A. Forms Design
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Maximum Number of Characters per Line
A.6.2 Connecting to a PC
Character
Single Byte Characters
18 Dot Single Byte Characters
IBM Offered
User Defined Character
18 Dot Double Byte Characters
Character Pitch (cpi)
Maximum Number of
Characters per Line
10
136
12
163
13.3
181
15
204
5*
68 (66*)
6*
81 (79*)
6.7
90
7.5
102
Note 1) The printer initial setting is 10 cpi and 132 characters.
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System Printer Control Characters
Appendix B. Print Control Characters (Connected to a
System Port)
This appendix describes the print control characters necessary to execute the following functions.
B.1.1 System Printer Control Characters (SCS Mode)
Ÿ To select 18 cpi: HEX'2BD204290012'
Ÿ To select print speed: HEX'2BD20948000000000000nn'
nn=01:
nn=02:
nn=04:
nn=08:
nn=11:
nn=12:
nn=14:
nn=18:
DP
NLQ
High Quality
Draft
Copy Enhance
Copy Enhance
Copy Enhance
Copy Enhance
+ DP
(NLQ)
+ High Quality
+ Draft
Ÿ To select EBCDIC character set: HEX'2BD10381nn'
nn=01: Alphanumeric English Character Set
nn=20: Alphanumeric Native Character Set
Ÿ To select EBCDIC font: HEX'2BD10385nn'
nn=
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Alphanumeric Native
Character Set
nn=
Alphanumeric English
Character Set
70
12 cpi Mincho
10
12 cpi Mincho
71
10 cpi Mincho
11
10 cpi Mincho
72
12 cpi Mincho
(Height: 18-dot character)
12
áwå*ão 12 cpi
(Height: 18-dot character)
73
Gothic
13
Gothic
74
OCR-B
14
OCR-B
75
Vertical writing character
15
Vertical writing character
76
Condense (18 cpi)
16
Condense (18 cpi)
77
Courier
17
Courier
78
Elite
18
Elite
B-1
System Printer Control Characters
Ÿ To select enlarged characters: HEX'2BFD0402nn mm'
B-2
IBM 5400-006 Printer:
nn =
mm =
Character Size
10
10
1 time horizontal x 1
time vertical
10
20
1 time horizontal x 2
times vertical
20
10
2 times horizontal x 1
time vertical
20
20
2 times horizontal x 2
times vertical
30
30
3 times horizontal x 3
times vertical
40
40
4 times horizontal x 4
times vertical
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Bar Code Print Function
B.2 Bar Code Print Function
The following explains the IBM 5400-006 printer bar code print function.
Bar code types
The bar code types printable with the bar code print function are as follows:
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Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
CODE39
EAN reduction
EAN standard
Industrial 2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
NW-7 (CODABAR)
Set Items
The items specifiable with the bar code print function are as follows:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Bar code type
Bar code printing direction
Bar code printing position
Check digit presence or absence
Bar and space widths
Bar code height
HRI printing presence or absence
HRI printing position
Asterisk presence or absence in HRI printing
Notes on bar code printing
Ÿ Specify a print format with the bar code print format specification command
before using the bar code print command. The print format specified with the
bar code print format specification command is valid until the power is turned
off or the next bar code print format specification command is specified.
Ÿ After the bar code print command is executed, the current print position is not
changed vertically or horizontally. To print all bar code images, lines must be
fed (FF, LF, PP, or so) exceeding the bar code and HRI heights.
Ÿ Up to 20 bar codes can be printed at the same time (assumed to be printed at
feeding of each line). This value is not affected by the bar code type, size, or
rotation.
Ÿ The bar code print command must be specified at the head of a line. If print
data or ruled-line command is received before the bar code print command, the
bar code print command is ignored.
Ÿ The origin (current position) of the bar code print position is specified with the
following commands:
LF,FF,IRS,PP
Ÿ Confirm that the bar code reading rate with the bar code reader used is sufficient.
Ÿ In the forward printing that vertically prints a black bar, one-way printing is
better and the reading rate raises.
Appendix B. Print Control Characters (Connected to a System Port)
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Bar Code Print Function
Bar Code Terminology
The following explains the bar code terminology used in this book:
Ø
NBW (Narrow Bar
Ø
NSW (Narrow Space Width) ---------- Thin white space width
Ø
WBW (Wide Bar Width) --------------- Bold black bar width
Ø
WSW (Wide Space Width) ------------- Bold white space width
Width) ---------- Thin black bar width
A bar code consists of a combination of NBW, NSW, WBW, and WSW. (One
character is indicated by two or more black bars and white spaces.)
Ø
CGP (inter Character GaP) ---------- Gap between characters
Specifies a bar code width between characters of a bar code.
Ø
HT (HeighT) ---------------- Bar code height
Indicates the bar code height including the HRI height for EAN code.
For other codes, the HRI height is not included.
Ø
LMRG (Left MaRGin) --------- Left margin
Ø
RMRG (Right MaRGin) --------- Right margin
Indicate the spaces on the left and right of a bar code.
This is a space used in order that the bar code reader recognizes the beginning
and end of a bar code. In this printer, the following is set: (1/180 inch unit =
about 0.14 mm)
LMRG = EAN reduction (Symbol width excluding margin)÷ 67 × 9
EAN standard (Symbol width excluding margin)÷ 95 × 9
Others 0
RMRG = 0 mm
Ø
XOFF (X OFFset) ---------- X-direction offset from the current
Ø
YOFF (Y OFFset) ---------- Y-direction offset from the current
The current position means the upper-left end of the area determined
depending on the set character pitch and line pitch. (See the figure.)
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Bar Code Print Function
┌── Current position
│
6
────5 X direction
──X──────────────┬─────────────┬────
│
│%─ Set with ─5│ & Set with │
│
│
character │ │ line
│
6
│
pitch
│ 6 pitch
│
──┴──────────────┴─────────────┴────
Y direction
Ø
HRI (Human Readable Information)--- Readable code data
The printed bar code data is indicated by the characters persons can recognize.
The HRI font is specified with print control characters (selection of font:
HEX'2BD10385nn'). EAN is printed with OCR-B regardless of the specified
font.
Note: The NBW, NSW, WBW, WSW, CGP, HT, XOFF, and YOFF values can be
specified in 1/1440 inch units. Since this printer operates in 1/180 inch
units (about 0.14 mm), their values are rounded in 1/180 inch units. They
must be specified with a multiple of 8 (8/1440 = 1/180). 1 inch is equal to
25.4 mm.
Bar Code Control Characters
Ÿ To specify a bar code print format: HEX'2BFE18910000 [...] FFFFFFFF
[
┌──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┐
│ O R │BC│MD│ NBW │ NSW │ WBW │ WSW │ CGP │ H T │ ]
└──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┘
OR (2 bytes): Bar code print direction
OR
OR
OR
OR
=
=
=
=
0000 : 0° Forward printing
2D00 : 90° 90° rotation printing
5A00 : 180° 180° rotation printing
8700 : 270° 270° rotation printing
BC (1 byte): Bar code type
BC
BC
BC
BC
BC
BC
=
=
=
=
=
=
01 :
08 :
09 :
0A :
0C :
0D :
CODE39
EAN reduction
EAN standard
Industrial 2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
NW-7 (CODABAR)
MD (1 byte): Check digit printing or not
┌──────────────┬──────┬──────────────────────────────────┐
│Bar code type │ MD │
Check digit
│
├──────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────────────┤
│EAN reduction │ ðð │ Generates a check digit and
│
│
│
│ prints it with a bar code.
│
│EAN standard ├──────┼──────────────────────────────────┤
│
│Others│ Error
│
├──────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────────────┤
│Others
│ ð1 │ Prints a bar code without check │
│
│
│ digit.
│
│
├──────┼──────────────────────────────────┤
│
│ ð2 │ Generates a check digit and
│
│
│
│ prints it with a bar code. (Note)│
│
├──────┼──────────────────────────────────┤
│
│Others│ Error
│
└──────────────┴──────┴──────────────────────────────────┘
Appendix B. Print Control Characters (Connected to a System Port)
B-5
Bar Code Print Function
Note: The check digit is generated in the following calculation method:
CODE39
NW-7
Others
NBW (2 bytes):
NSW (2 bytes):
WBW (2 bytes):
WSW (2 bytes):
CGP (2 bytes):
Modulus 43
Modulus 16
Modulus 10
Thin black bar width
Thin white space width
Bold black bar width
Bold white space width
Gap width between characters
Must be specified in 1/1440 inch units. (However, this printer operates in
1/180 inch units, and a multiple of 8 must be specified.) If the bar code
symbol width exceeds 13.6 inches, the excess is not printed.
When NBW, NSW, WBW, WSW, or CGP is equal to 0, the default value is
used. When NBW, NSW, WBW, WSW, or CGP is equal to or less than the
minimum value, the minimum value is used. The 1-character bar code
symbol width determined by NBW, NSW, WBW, WSW, and CGP must not
exceed 13.6 inches.
(Unit: 1/1440 inch 1 dot: 1/180 inch = about 0.14 mm)
width=textline scale='0.9'.
Minimum
value
D×2
Parameter
Default value D
NBW
16 (2 dots)
8 (1dots)
32 (4dots)
NSW
32 (4dots)
16 (2dots)
64 (8dots)
WBW
56 (7dots)
24 (3dots)
112 (14dots)
WSW
72 (9dots)
32 (4dots)
144 (18dots)
CGP
32 (4dots)
16 (2dots)
64 (8dots)
– The correspondence between the thin and bold widths should be 1 :
2.5 to 3.0.
– WSW, WBW, and CGP are ignored in EAN code.
– For other than EAN codes, the minimum value of NBW is 0.191 mm.
– In the EAN standard, the NBW reference value is 0.33 mm width and
the EAN code is defined between 0.26 mm (0.8 time) and 0.66 mm (2
times). A value exceeding 2 times can also be specified.
– The correct reading rate varies depending on blot by ribbon density and
the features of the bar code reader. Preread data with the bar code
reader and check enough the result.
HT (2 bytes): Bar code height
Can be specified in 1/1440 inch units. (However, this printer operates in
1/180 inch units, and a multiple of 8 must be specified.) If the height of the
entire bar code symbol exceeds 13.6 inches, the excess is not printed.
HT = 0: The default value is used.
HT ≤ Minimum value: The minimum value is used.
A value greater than the maximum value cannot be specified.
The following lists the maximum value of the HT printable within 13.6
inches for each bar code type.
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IBM 5400-006 Printer:
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Bar Code Print Function
(Unit: 1/44ð inch)
┌───────────────────┬─────────────────────────┬────────┬─────────┐
│ Bar code type
│
Default value
│Minimum │Maximum │
│
│
│value
│value
│
├───────────────────┼─────────────────────────┼────────┼─────────┤
│EAN reduction
│82.ð% of total width of │
│ 19584
│
│
│bar code
│
│(X'4C8ð')│
├───────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
├─────────┤
│EAN standard
│72.6% of total width of │
│ 19584
│
│
│bar code
│
│(X'4C8ð')│
├───────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
├─────────┤
│CODE39
│MAX. (15.ð%, 6.35 mm of │ 312
│ 19296
│
│
│total width of bar code)\│(X'138')│(X'4B6ð')│
├───────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
├─────────┤
│Industrial 2 of 5 │MAX. (15.ð%, 6.35 mm of │
│ 19296
│
│
│total width of bar code)\│
│(X'4B6ð')│
├───────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
├─────────┤
│Interleaved 2 of 5 │MAX. (15.ð%, 6.35 mm of │
│ 19296
│
│
│total width of bar code)\│
│(X'4B6ð')│
├───────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
├─────────┤
│NW-7
│MAX. (15.ð%, 6.35 mm of │
│ 19296
│
│
│total width of bar code)\│
│(X'4B6ð')│
└───────────────────┴─────────────────────────┴────────┴─────────┘
The minimum value of the bar code height is 6.35 mm.
Note: For MAX (A, B), a greater value of A and B is used.
Reference: When a 1-character bar code symbol is printed within 13.6 inches
at the following settings, the maximum NBW value is obtained for each
setting as listed below.
Setting
NBW
NSW
WSW
CGP
:
=
=
=
WBW = 1 : 3
NBW + 16
WBW + 16
NSW
CODE39
INDUSTRIAL 2 OF 5
INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5
NW-7
EAN reduction
EAN standard
NBW =
NBW =
NBW =
NBW =
NBW
NBW
96ð (12ð dots, about 16.8 mm)
1624 (2ð3 dots, about 28.4 mm)
1ð8ð (135 dots, about 18.9 mm)
1392 (174 dots, about 24.4 mm)
= 2784 (348 dots, about 48.2 mm)
= 2784 (348 dots, about 48.2 mm)
At CODE39, at least one data character and two asterisks (*) are necessary to
validate a bar code symbol. In this case, at the setting above, the maximum
NBW value is equal to 513 (64 dots, about 9.0 mm).
At NW7, at least three data characters (start and stop characters and data
character) are necessary to validate a bar code symbol. In this case, at the
setting above, the maximum NBW value is equal to 464 (58 dots, about 8.1
mm).
At EAN reduction, seven data characters, one check digit, space, left and right
bars, and center bar are necessary to validate a bar code symbol. In this case,
at the setting above, the maximum NBW value is equal to 248 (31 dots, about
4.3 mm).
At EAN standard, 12 data characters, one check digit, space, left and right
bars, and center bar are necessary to validate a bar code symbol. In this case,
at the setting above, the maximum NBW value is equal to 168 (21 dots, about
2.9 mm).
Appendix B. Print Control Characters (Connected to a System Port)
B-7
Bar Code Print Function
Ÿ Bar code printing: HEX'2BFE nn 92 [ XOFF YOFF FLAG data ]'
Prints data as specified with the bar code print format specification command.
nn (1 byte): Parameter length = (Data length + 7)
XOFF (2 bytes): X-direction offset
Assuming the current print position to be origin 0, specify the bar
code image print starting position in the X direction in 1/1440 inch
units. (Specify this position with a multiple of 8.) Up to 13.6 inches
can be specified in the plus and minus directions; however, a point
inside the right and left margins cannot be specified. If the image is
inside the right margin, the excessive image is not printed. Take
care not to set the image inside the right margin.
-19584 ≤
XOFF ≤
19584
YOFF (2 bytes): Y-direction offset
Assuming the current print position to be origin 0, specify the bar
code image print starting position in the X direction in 1/1440 incyh
units. (Specify this position with in multiple of 8). Up to 13.6 inches
can be specified in the plus and minus directions; however, a point
inside the right an dleft margins cannot be specified. If the image is
inside the right margin, the excessive image is not printed. Take
care not to set the image inside the right margin.
-19548 ≤ XOFF ≤
19584
YOFF (2 bytes): Y-direction offset
Assuming the current position to be origin 0, specify the bar code
image print starting position in the Y direction in 1/1440 inch units.
Up to 1/6 inch (about 4.23 mm) can be specified in the plus direction. (Specify with a multiple of 8.) Take care not to set image
outside a page.
ð ≤
YOFF ≤
29
Current position (ð, ð)
┌───────────────────────────────5 X
│
Bar code printing
│
position (XOFF, YOFF)
│
┌───────────────────┐
│
│
│
│
│
│
│
├───────────────────┤
│
└───────────────────┘
│
│
Forward printing
6
Y
FLAG (1 byte): Specifies HRI printing.
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Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Current position (ð, ð)
┌───────────────────────────────5 X
│
Bar code printing
│
position (XOFF, YOFF)
│
┌─────┬─┐
│
│
│ │
│
│
│ │
│
│
│ │
│
│
│ │
│
└─────┴─┘
│
27ð° rotation printing
6
Y
Bar Code Print Function
Bit
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ð
┌──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┐
│ │
│ │ Reserved │
└──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┘
& & & &
│ │ │ │
│ │ │ └────────────── Specifies the CODE39's \ printing.
│ │ │
ð = Does not print \ as a start or stop code.
│ │ │
1 = Prints \ as a start or stop code.
│ │ │
│ └──┴───────────────── HRI printing position
│
ðð = Default
│
ð1 = Lower side
│
1ð = Upper side
│
└─────────────────────── HRI printing specification
ð = Printed
1 = Not printed
Notes:
1. The reserved bits (bits 3 to 0) are ignored.
2. If bit 7 = 1 is specified, other bits are ignored.
3. Bit 4 is ignored for other than CODE39.
4. For EAN reduction and EAN standard, specify bit 7 = 0 and bits
6 - 5 = 01 (lower part).
FLAG specification example
┌──────┬───────────┬────────────────────────┬─────────────┐
│ FLAG │ HRI
│ Printing position
│ \ printing │
│
│ printing │
│
│
├──────┼───────────┼────────────────────────┼─────────────┤
│X'ðð' │ Printed
│ Default
│ Not printed │
├──────┤
├────────────────────────┤
│
│X'2ð' │
│ Lower side of bar code │
│
├──────┤
├────────────────────────┤
│
│X'4ð' │
│ Upper side of bar code │
│
├──────┤
├────────────────────────┼─────────────┤
│X'1ð' │
│ Default
│ Printing
│
├──────┤
├────────────────────────┤
│
│X'3ð' │
│ Lower side of bar code │
│
├──────┤
├────────────────────────┤
│
│X'5ð' │
│ Upper side of bar code │
│
├──────┼───────────┴────────────────────────┴─────────────┤
│X'8ð' │ Not printed
│
└──────┴──────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
Appendix B. Print Control Characters (Connected to a System Port)
B-9
Bar Code Print Function
Data: The maximum and minimum values vary depending on bar code types.
┌────────────┬──────────────────┬────────┬────────┬─────────────────────┐
│
│Data configuration│ Minimum│ Maximum│
│
│
│ specified
│ data
│ data
│ Character set
│
│
│
│ length │ length │
│
├────────────┼──────────────────┼────────┼────────┼─────────────────────┤
│ CODE39
│ Data character
│
1
│
45
│Numbers (ð ∼ 9)
│
│
│
│
│
│Alphabetic characters│
│
│
│
│
│ (A to Z)
│
│
│
│
│
│Symbols
│
│
│
│
│
│ (-,.,Space,$,/,+,%) │
├────────────┼──────────────────┼────────┼────────┼─────────────────────┤
│ EAN
│ Data character
│
7
│
7
│Numbers (ð ∼ 9)
│
│ reduction │
│
│
│
│
├────────────┼──────────────────┼────────┼────────┼─────────────────────┤
│ EAN
│ Data character
│ 12
│
12
│Numbers (ð ∼ 9)
│
│ standard
│
│
│
│
│
├────────────┼──────────────────┼────────┼────────┼─────────────────────┤
│ Industrial │ Data character
│
1
│
45
│Numbers (ð ∼ 9)
│
│ 2 of 5
│
│
│
│
│
├────────────┼──────────────────┼────────┼────────┼─────────────────────┤
│ Interleaved│ Data character
│
1
│
45
│Numbers (ð ∼ 9)
│
│ 2 of 5
│
│
│
│
│
├────────────┼──────────────────┼────────┼────────┼─────────────────────┤
│ NW-7
│ Start code
│
3
│
45
│Numbers (ð ∼ 9)
│
│
│ Data character
│
│
│Symbols (-,$,:,/,.,+)│
│
│ Stop code
│
│
│Start and stop codes │
│
│
│
│
│ (A to D, a to d)
│
└────────────┴──────────────────┴────────┴────────┴─────────────────────┘
– Use only the characters applicable to each data item in this
table.
– At NW-7, a start and stop code are required at the head and
end of data respectively. The start and stop codes cannot be
used as data characters.
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Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Control Code List
Appendix C. Control Codes (Connected to a Parallel Port)
Control codes control the operation of the printer, however you do not need to
know about them for daily use. Refer to the following as necessary for questions
about controlling the printer.
C.1 Control Code List
The following lists control codes. For more information about control codes, see
C.2, “Overview of Control Codes.”
Function
Control Code
Code (Hexadecimal)
1
Null
NUL
00
2
Bell
BEL
07
3
Backspace
BS
08
4
Horizontal tab
HT
09
5
Line Feed
LF
0A
6
Vertical Tab
VT
0B
7
Form Feed
FF
0C
8
Carriage Return
CR
0D
9
Device Control 1 (Ready)
DC 1
11
10
Device Control 3 (Not Ready)
DC 3
13
11
Cancel
CAN
18
12
Space
SP
20
13
Set Image Data
ESC %1 n1 n2
1B,25,31 n1,n2
14
Set Image Data Enlargement
ESC %2 n1 n2
1B,25,32 n1,n2
15
Variable Jump
ESC %3 n1 n2
1B,25,33 n1,n2
16
Variable Back Jump
ESC %4 n1 n2
1B,25,34 n1,n2
17
Variable Line Feed
ESC %5 n1 n2
1B,25,35 n1, n2
18
Set Carriage Return
ESC %6 n1 n2
1B,25,36 n1,n2
19
Variable Reverse Line Feed
ESC %8 n1 n2
1B,25,38 n1,n2
20
Set Line Feed
ESC %9 n1 n2
1B,25,39 n1,n2
21
Set Bi-directional Printing Mode
ESC %B
1B,25,42
22
Set Uni-directional Printing
Mode
ESC %U
1B,25,55
23
Initialize
ESX 01 00 00
1B,7E,01,00,00
24
Set Character Pitch
ESX 02 00 01 n
1B,7E,02,00,00,n
25
Set Line Pitch
ESX 03 00 01 n
1B,7E,03,00,00,n
26
Set Page Length
ESX 04 n1 n2 c1 c2 (c3)
1B,7E,04,n1,12,c1,c2,(c3)
27
Font Style Selection
ESX 06 00 01 n
1B,7E,06,00,01,n
28
All Character Printing Specification
ESX 08n1 n2 c1 c2 ... cn
1B, 7E, 08, n1, n2, c1, c2 ..., cn
 Copyright IBM Corp. 1999
C-1
Control Code List
Function
Control Code
Code (Hexadecimal)
29
Set High Speed Mode
ESX 0E 00 01 01
1B,7E,0E,00,01,01
30
Cancel High Speed Mode
ESX 0E 00 01 02
1B,7E,0E,00,01,02
31
Eject Cut-Sheet
ESX 0E 00 01 06
1B,7E,0E,00,01,06
32
Set Condensed Lower Character
ESX 0E 00 01 07
1B,7E,0E,00,01,07
33
Cancel Condensed Lower
Character
ESX 0E 00 01 08
1B,7E,0E,00,01,08
34
Set Character Enlargement
ESX 0E 00 01 09
1B,7E,0E,00,01,09
35
Cancel Character Enlargement
ESX 0E 00 01 0A
1B,7E,0E,00,01,0A
36
Set Vertical Printing Mode
ESX 0E 00 01 0B
1B,7E,0E,00,01,0B
37
Cancel Vertical Printing Mode
ESX 0E 00 01 0C
1B,7E,0E,00,01,0C
38
Superscription
ESX 0E 00 01 0D
1B,7E,0E,00,01,0D
39
Subscription
ESX 0E 00 01 0E
1B,7E,0E,00,01,0E
40
Cancel
Superscription/Subscription
ESX 0E 00 01 0F
1B,7E,0E,00,01,0F
41
Reverse Half Line Feed
ESX 0E 00 01 13
1B,7E,0E,00,01,13
42
Forward Half Line Feed
ESX 0E 00 01 14
1B,7E,0E,00,01,14
43
Set 3 Bytes Transfer Mode
ESX 0E 00 01 15
1B,7E,0E,00,01,15
44
Set 2 Bytes Transfer Mode
ESX 0E 00 01 16
1B,7E,0E,00,01,16
45
Set Emphasized Printing
ESX 0E 00 01 17
1B,7E,0E,00,01,17
46
Cancel Emphasized Printing
ESX 0E 00 01 18
1B,7E,0E,00,01,18
47
Set Double Strike Printing
ESX 0E 00 01 19
1B,7E,0E,00,01,19
48
Cancel Double Strike Printing
ESX 0E 00 01 1A
1B,7E,0E,00,01,1A
49
Set/Cancel Underlining
ESX 11 00 01 n
1B,7E,11,00,01,n
50
Set/Cancel Overstrike Mode
ESX 13 n1 n2 c1 c2 c3 (c4)
1B,7E,13,n1,n2,c1, c2,c3,(c4)
51
Grid Line Printing
ESX 16 n1 n2 c1 ... cn
1B,7E,16,n1,n2,c1,...,cn
52
Set Horizontal Tab
ESX 18 n1 n2 ht1 ... htn
1B,7E,18,n1,n2,ht1,...,htn
53
Set Vertical Tab
ESX 19 n1 n2 vt1 ... vtn
1B,7E,19,n1,n2,vt1,...,vtn
54
Set Left/Right Margin
ESX 1A 00 02 lm rm
1B,7E,1A,00,02,lm,rm
55
Set Perforation Skip
ESX 1B 00 01 n
1B,7E,1B,00,01,n
56
Horizontal Move
ESX 1C 00 02 n m
1B,7E,1C,00,02,n,m
57
Vertical Move
ESX 1D 00 02 n m
1B,7E,1D,00,02,n,m
58
Set Character Scaling
ESX 20 00 03 n1 n2 02
1B,7E,20,00,03,n1,n2,02
59
Set Character Height
ESX 37 00 01 n
1B,7E,37,00,01,n
60
Set Print Mode
ESX 39 00 01 n
1B,7E,39,00,01,n
61
Set Bar Code Print Format
ESX 40 00 16 00 00 c1 ... c16
FF FF FF FF
1B,7E,40,00,16,00,00,c1,...,c16,
FF,FF,FF,FF
62
Bar Code Printing
ESX 42 n1 n2 c1 ... cn
1B,7E,42,n1,n2,c1,...,cn
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Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Control Code List
Avoid using the following codes.
Function
Control Code
Code (Hexadecimal)
63
Set Fixed Length Image
FS
1C
64
Set 3 Byte Transfer Mode
ESC(
1B,28
65
Set 2 Byte Transfer Mode
ESC)
1B,29
66
Set Page Length
ESC F n1 n2
1B,46,n1,n2
67
Set High Speed MOde
ESC O
1B,4F
68
Cancel High Speed Mode
ESC P
1B,50
69
Eject Cut-Sheet
ESC V
1B,56
70
Set Character Enlargement
ESC
1B,5B
71
Cancel Character Enlargement
ESC “
1B,5D
Appendix C. Control Codes (Connected to a Parallel Port)
C-3
Overview of Control Codes
C.2 Overview of Control Codes
C.2.1 Terms
The following explains terms that are used in describing control codes.
Ÿ Hexadecimal numbers are shown by X'n'. Binary numbers are shown by
B'n'.
Ÿ Line pitch refers to the amount of feed between lines of printing. The line pitch
returns to the default value when the printer is powered off.
Ÿ Page length (or form length) is the distance from the beginning of a page to the
beginning of the next page. See control code FF, ESX, 04 n1 n2 c1 c2 (c3), or
ESC F. The page length returns to the default value when the printer is
powered off.
Ÿ TOF (Top Of Form) is the position of the first printed line on the form.
Ÿ Image data is graphic and character data that is sent directly to the printer
without being converted to code first. This data is sent from the system unit in
the form of data bytes (1 byte units).
Ÿ The minimum dot pitch when printing is approximately 0.141 mm (1/180 inch).
Ÿ If print data containing the control codes ESC %1 and ESC %2 is set beyond
the right margin, the part inside of the right margin is received and printed.
You can choose whether to discard the remaining data or to print it on the next
line in the default setting.
Ÿ If operands (n1 and n2) used with ESC %1 and ESC %2 exceed the available
range, the data for the number of bytes of that control code and its operands
are ignored.
Ÿ If unspecified control codes are appended to ESC codes, the control code is
ignored.
Ÿ If the values of n, n1, n2, or m exceed the specified range, the control code is
ignored.
Ÿ Control codes starting with ESX (X'1B 7E') are extended control codes.
Ÿ The printing area extension mode sets the maximum printing width to 13.6
inches (345). Normally, the maximum printing width of the Set Image Data is
13.2 inches (335).
C.2.2 Conditions to Start Printing
Print data is processed line-by-line or block-by-block. Printing can start when any
of the following codes are received by the printer.
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
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LF
FF
VT
DC3
ESC %5
ESC %8
ESC V
ESX 01 00 00
ESX 0E 00 01 06
ESX 0E 00 01 13
Setup Instruction and Operator's Guide
Overview of Control Codes
Ÿ ESX 0E 00 01 14
Ÿ ESX 1D 00 02 n m
When the following codes are received, printing can start. If the following data on
the same line is received, it is written over the data already in the print buffer:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
CR
BS
ESC %4
ESC %6
ESX 1C 00 02 n m (Moving to the left of current printing position)
Printing can also be started under the following conditions:
Ÿ data extending beyond the right margin is received.
Ÿ the line buffer is full.
Appendix C. Control Codes (Connected to a Parallel Port)
C-5
Control Codes
C.3 Control Codes
1.Null: Nul (X'00')
No action. This code is ignored.
2.Bell: Bel (X'07')
The buzzer sounds upon reception of this control code.
Note: If you select “OFF” from the buzzer setting item during initialization, this code is ignored when received.
3.Back Space : BS (X'08')
The print position is moved back to the left single character space. In
the character enlargement mode, the print position is moved back to the
left double character space. In the condensed character mode, the print
position is moved back to the left single character space.
If the print position is at the left end, this code is ignored. If print data is
followed by this code, printing starts. If the succeeding data on the
same line is received, it is written over the data already in the print
buffer. If a condensed character setting is made, the single byte character width becomes 18 cpi and the print position is also moved back 18
cpi character spacing.
4.Horizontal Tab: HT (X'09')
Moves the print position from the current position to the next horizontal
tab stop.
If no tab stops are set, the printer ignores this code.
5.Line Feed: LF (X'0A')
All data in the buffer is printed and the paper is fed one line. If no data
precedes this code, the paper is advanced one line without printing any
data.
6.Vertical Tab: VT (X'0B')
Prints all the data in the buffer and advances the form to the next vertical tab stop position.
7.Form Feed: FF (X'0C')
Prints all data in the print buffer and moves the form to the top of the
next form. The print position moves to the first character position.
If the print position is already at the top of the form, this code is ignored
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Control Codes
8.Carriage Return: CR (X'0D')
Returns the print position to the first character position on that line (left
margin), after printing the content of the line buffer. If the succeeding
data on the same line is received, it is written over the data already in
the print buffer.
If the print position is already at the left margin, this code is ignored.
9.Device Control 1: DC1 (X'11')
Changes the printer to the "Ready" state. If the printer is in the "Ready"
state and it receives DC1, it ignores the code.
10.Device Control 3: DC3 (X'13')
Prints all data stored in the buffer and changes the printer to the "Not
Ready" state. If the printer is in the "Not Ready" state and it receives
DC3, it ignores the code.
11.Cancel: CAN (X'18')
Clears the print buffer. The printer enters the "Ready" state.
This control code is valid even during a printing interruption. If the CAN
code is received during printing, printing continues to the end of the
current line and clears the content in the print buffer.
The CAN code cannot be used to cancel the following:
ÁLine Feed (LF) Setting
ÁPage Length Setting
ÁThe Current Position from TOF
ÁUni-directional Print Mode Setting
(High Quality)
ÁThe n1 and n2 Values of Image Data
ÁHigh Speed Print Setting
ÁCharacter Pitch
ÁFont Style
ÁVertical and Horizontal Margins
ÁPerforation Skip
ÁSuperscription/Subscription
ÁEmphasized Printing
ÁDouble-strike Printing
ÁUnderlining
ÁStrike-out Mode
ÁVertical or Horizontal Tab Position
ÁVertical Printing
ÁCharacter Scaling
ÁHorizontal Condensed Character Mode
12.Space: SP (X'20')
Moves the width of a single character, which is the same as a single
byte character, at that point. (The print position moves to the right.) In
the character enlarging mode, this code moves the position the width of
double character spacing at that point. In the condensed mode, it
moves a single character space.
If the condensed character mode has been selected, the single byte
character pitch is 18 cpi. Any movements caused by this control code
are executed accordingly in 18 cpi.
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13.Set Image Data: ESC %1 n1, n2
(X'1B 25 31 n1 n2)
Sets the horizontal number of image data print dots. The n1 and n2
indicate the number of printing dots. The number of print dots is calculated by n1 x 256 + 2. The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to
X'0948' when the MPP is set at 13.2 inches. The range of X'n1n2' is
from X'0001' to X'0990' when the MPP is set at 13.6 inches.
Image data is sent following the control code. The data byte sequence
is as follows: (MSB: Most Significant Byte, LSB: Least Significant Byte).
14.Set Data Enlargement: ESC %2 n1,n2 (X'1B 25 32 n1 n2')
Specifies horizontally double-sized printing of image data. The n1 and
n2 indicates the number of horizontal image data dots before enlargement. The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to X'04A4' when the
MPP is set at 13.2 inches.
The data byte format followed by this control code is the same as that of
ESC %1 n1 and n2. The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to
X'04C8' when the MPP is set at 13.6 inches.
15.Variable Jump: ESC %3 n1, n2 (X'1B 25 33 n1 n2')
Horizontally jumps the number of dots specified by n1 and n2. (The
printing position moves to the left.) The range of
X'n1n2' is X'0001' to X'0948' when the MPP is set to 13.2 inches.
The range of
X'n1n2' is X'0001' to X'0990' when the MPP is set to 13.6 inches.
16.Variable Back Jump: ESC %4 n1, n2 (X'1B 25 34 n1 n2')
Horizontally jumps back the number of dots specified in n1 and n2.
(The print position move to the left.) If it follows print data, printing
starts. If the succeeding data on the same line is received, it is written
over the data already in the print buffer.
The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to X'0948' when the MPP is set
at 13.2 inches. If the back jump exceeds the left margin, the print position returns to the left end. The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to
X'0990' when the MPP is set at 13.6 inches.
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17.Variable Line Feed: ESC %5 n1, n2 (X'1B 25 35 n1 n2')
Line feeds a number specified by n1 and n2. If it follows the print data,
the printer starts printing. The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to
X'00FF'. The line feed is 0.21 mm (1/120 inch) times X'n1n2'.
18.Set Carriage Return: ESC %6 n1, n2 (X'1B 25 36 n1 n2')
Moves the print position to X'n1n2' dot position based from the first
print position. If it follows print data, the printer starts printing. If the
succeeding data on the same line is received, it is written over the data
already in the print buffer.
In the next printing only, printing starts from the position specified by this
control code. The first print position does not change.
The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to X'0948' when the MPP is set
to 13.2 inches. The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to X'0990'
when the MPP is set to 13.6 inches.
19.Variable Reverse Line Feed: ESC %8 n1, n2 (X'1B 25 38 n1 n2')
Reverse line feeds the sheet by 0.21 mm (1/120 inch) as one unit. If it
follows print data, the printer starts printing.
X'The range of n1n2' is from X'0001' to X'0028'. The range of the
reverse line feed is 0.2 mm (1/120 inch) to 8.47 mm (1/3 inch).
The total reverse line feed cannot exceed 8.47 mm (1/3 inch) in per
page. If the print position reaches the TOF, printing stops.
20.Set Line Feed: ESC %9 n1, n2 (X'1B 25 39 n1 n2')
Sets the line pitch by n1 and n2 using 0.21 mm (1/120 inch) as one unit.
The range of X'n1n2' is from X'0001' to X'003C'. Thus the range
setting of a line feed is from 0.21 mm (1/120 inch) to 12.7 mm (60/120
inch).
If this code is received at the beginning of a print line, the new movement distance applies to this and succeeding lines. If this code is
received at the middle or the end of a print line, the new movement distance applies to the next and succeeding lines. This code also affects
the line feed carried out by the line feed switch.
Note: The function of this control code is the same as that of ESX 03
00 01 n (line feed pitch setting) with the exception that the values that
can be set are different.
21.Set Bi-directional Printing Mode: ESC %B (X'1B 25 42')
Sets the bi-directional printing mode. Mode switching is done by a line
as a unit. If this control code is included in the printing data, the line
including the control code and the following lines are printed bidirectionally.
Note: This code is ignored if a speed other than normal speed is
selected during initialization or by using operation switches on the
control panel.
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22.Set Uni-directional Printing Mode: ESC %U (X'1B 25 55')
Set the uni-directional printing mode. The printing direction is from the
left only. Mode switching is done by a line as a unit. If this control code
is received at the middle of a line, the lines following are printed unidirectionally.
Note: This code is ignored if a speed other than normal speed is
selected during initialization or by using operation switches on the
control panel. This code is also ignored if the UNI-DIR. COMMAND
item is set to IGNORE.
23.Initialize: ESX 01 00 00 (X'1B 7E 01 00 00')
Resets the printer after a page break. Use this code at the end of
printing.
24.Set Character Pitch: ESX 02 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 02 00 01 n')
Set the double byte character pitch to n × 1/10 cpi. Specify a value for
n from the table below. Values other than those shown are ignored.
The single byte character pitch is set to double the pitch of a double bye
character.
n
Double Byte Character (cpi)
X'32'
5
X'3C'
6
X'43'
6.7
X'4B'
7.5
25.Set Line Pitch: ESX 03 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 03 00 01 n')
Sets the lines per inch to n times the 1/10 lpi. Values other than those
shown below are ignored.
n
Lines Per Inch (lpi)
X'14'
2
X'1E'
3
X'28'
4
X'32'
5
X'3C'
6
X'4B'
7.5
X'50'
8
If this code is received at the beginning of a line of print, the new line
pitch applies to this and succeeding lines. If this code is received at the
middle of a line of print, the new line pitch applies to the next and succeeding lines.
26.Set Page Length: ESX 04 n1 n2 c1 c2(c3) (X'1B 7E 04 n1 n2 c1 c2 (c3'))
Sets the page length of continuous form.
Setting c1 to X'00', c2 and c3 sets the page length to 1/6 inch. In this
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case, n1=X'00' and n2=X'03', and the range of c2 and c3 is from
X'0001' to X'01FF'.
If c1 is X'01', then c2 sets the page length by line. In this case,
n1=X'00' to n2=X'02', and the range of c2 is from X'01' to X'FF'.
Do not specify c3 in this case.
If c1 is X'02', then c2 sets the page length by line. In this case,
n1=X'00' to n2=X'02', and the range of c2 is from X'01' to X'7F'.
Do not specify c3 in this case.
When this control code is received, the left end of the receiving line is
set as TOF.
27.Font Style Selection: ESX 06 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 06 00 01 n')
Changes the single byte character font style. Specify an n value from
the table below. Values other than those shown below are ignored.
27. Font Style Selection : ESX 06 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 06 00 01 n')
Changes the font style of the single byte character. Specify the value of
n from the table below. The values other than those shown in the table
below will be ignored.
n
Font Style
X'00'
Default (Song 12 cpi)
X'01'
DP Gothic (10 cpi)
X'06'
Elite (12 cpi)
X'07'
Courier (10 cpi)
X'08'
Song (12 cpi)
X'09'
Song (10 cpi)
X'0A'
Gothic
X'0B'
Song (12 cpi/8 lpi)
X'11'
OCR-B
Example
28.All Character Printing Specification: ESX 08 n1 n2 c1 c2 ... cn (X'1B 7E 08
n1 n2 c1 c2 ... cn')
Receives a number of data specified by n1 and n2 which follows the
control code as the specified character code.
Codes such as X'1B' and X'1C' that are normally used as the control
code are also handled as a character code in this mode.
Specify the ci (i=1, ..., n) as one byte for single byte characters or two
bytes for double byte characters. Undefined code is dealt with either a
single byte space or a double byte space. However, NUL(X'00') is
ignored.
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Control Codes
29.Select High Speed Mode: ESX 0E 00 01 01 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 01')
Switches the printer to the high speed mode. This setting is done by a
line as a unit. If this control code is included in the middle of a line, the
lines following are printed in the high speed mode.
If the printer is already in the high speed mode, this code is ignored.
The high speed mode takes precedence over the uni-directional printing
mode. Upon reception of this code, the printer enters the bi-directional
printing mode. The printer resumes uni-direcional printing if it receives a
high speed mode cancel command.
Note: This code is ignored if a speed higher than normal speed is
selected during initialization or by using operation panel switches.
30.Cancel High Speed Mode: ESX 0E 00 01 02 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 02')
Cancels the high speed mode. This control code is done by a line as a
unit. If it is included in the middle of a line, the lines following are
printed at normal speed.
If the printer is already in normal speed mode, this code is ignored.
Note: This code is ignored if a speed other than normal speed is
selected during initialization or or by using operation panel switches.
31.Eject Cut-Sheet: ESX 0E 00 01 06 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 06')
Prints all data stored in the printer and then operation similar to FF is
performed. The form is fed to the TOF of the next page. If the printing
position is already TOF, this command is ignored.
32.Set Condensed Character: ESX 0E 00 01 07 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 07')
Prints single byte characters after this control code condensed horizontally. Character pitch becomes 18 cpi, regardless of the current setting.
The double byte character pitch is not changed.
33.Cancel Condensed Character: ESX 0E 00 01 08 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 08')
Cancels the condensed character mode set by ESX 0E 00 01 07. This
control restores the character pitch of single byte characters to the previous setting.
34.Set Character Enlargement: ESX 0E 00 01 09 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 09')
Characters following this code have double width.
35.Cancel Vertical Enlargement: ESX 0E 00 01 0A (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0A')
This code cancels the character enlargement setting by the control
codes ESX 0E 00 01 09 or ESC .
36.Set Vertical Printing Mode: ESX 0E 00 01 0B (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0B')
All characters following the reception of this control code are rotated 90
degrees counter-clockwise at the same position of normal printing.
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37.Cancel Vertical Printing Mode: ESX 0E 00 01 0C (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0C')
All characters following the reception of this control code are printed
without character rotation.
38.Superscription: ESX 0E 00 01 0D (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0D')
Prints in the superscription the single byte characters starting at the
reception of this code until either the Superscription or the Cancel
Super/Subscription code is received.
39.Subscription: ESX 0E 00 01 0E (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0E')
Prints the single byte characters in subscription starting at the reception
of this code until either the Superscription or the Cancel
Super/Subscription code is received.
40.Cancel Super/Subscription: ESX 0E 00 01 0F (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0F')
From reception of this control code, super/subscription is cancelled.
41.Reverse Half Line Feed: ESX 0E 00 01 13 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 13')
Prints all data in the print buffer and reverse line feeds for half a line.
If the printing position reaches the top of a form, this code is ignored.
The total reverse feed can not exceed 8.47 mm (1/3 inch).
42.Half Line Feed: ESX 0E 00 01 14 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 14')
Prints all data in the print buffer and feeds a half line forward. A page
change occurs if the bottom margin is reached.
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43.Set 3 Bytes Transfer Mode: ESX 0E 00 01 15 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 15') Sets
the 3 bytes transfer mode. This mode is set as a default at power on.
Transfer data byte is as follows. (MSB: Most Significant Bit, LSB: Most
Significant Bit).
44.Set 2 Bytes Transfer Mode: ESX 0E 00 01 16 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 16')
Sets the 2 bytes transfer mode. At power on, the 3 bytes transfer mode
is the default.
Transfer date byte is as follows. (MSB: Most Significant Bit, LSB: Most
Significant Bit).
45.Set Emphasized Printing: ESX 0E 00 01 17 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 17')
All characters are emphatically printed (shifted by single dot to a side
and stacked) starting from the reception of this control code.
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46.Cancel Emphasized Printing: ESX 0E 00 01 18 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 18')
The emphasized printing mode is cancelled by this code.
47.Set Double Strike Printing: ESX 0E 00 01 19 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 19')
If this code is received at the beginning of a print line, double strike
starts immediately.
Note: This command is ignored if the printing speed is other than
normal speed specified by initial value or a switch on the operation
panel.
48.Cancel Double Strike Printing: ESX 0E 00 01 1A (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 1A')
If this code is received at the beginning of a print line, double strike
printing is cancelled immediately. If it is received at some point in a
print line, double strike printing is cancelled at the beginning of the next
line.
Note: This command is ignored if the printing speed is other than
normal speed specified by initial value or a switch on the operation
panel.
49.Set/Cancel Underlining: ESX 11 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 11 00 01 n')
Sets or cancels underlining.
The setting or cancelling of underlining is specified by n as follows:
n=B'0000 00n1n0'
n0 1 :Start Underlining
0 :End Underlining
n1 1 :Skip Blanks
0 :Skip Blanks
The maximum number of underlined blocks that can be printed by this
control code is 256.
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50.Set/Cancel Overstrike Mode: ESX 13 n1 n2 c1 c2 c3 (c4) (X'1B 7E 13 n1
n2 c1 c2 c3 (c4)')
Specifies the single or double byte character to be overstruck. The
character specified is overstruck after this. The previously specified
overstrike ends when the cancellation specified (set Bit0 of c1 to 0) or
the overstrike mode is newly specified.
To specify n1, n2, c1, c2, c3, or (c4), do the following:
Single Byte Character
n1=X'00', n2=X'03'
c1: Overstrike Flag
Bit 0
1: Set Overstrike Mode
0: Cancel Overstrike Mode
Bit 1
1: Does not overstrike spaces
0: Overstrikes spaces
Bit 2 ∼ 7
Not defined. These bits are ignored.
c2: Undefined byte. This byte is ignored.
c3: Specify the DOS internal 1 byte code.
Note: Do not specify c4.
Double Byte Character
n1=X'00', n2=X'04'
c1: Same as the single byte character
c2: Same as the single byte character
c3: Specify the upper byte of the DOS internal 2 byte code
c4: Specify the upper byte of the DOS internal 2 byte code
Note: Overstrike cancellation is as follows:
X'1B 7E 13 00 01 00'
The overstrike character is changes accordingly, as font style, condensed character, or superscript/subscript are made.
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51.Grid Line Printing: ESX 16 n1 n2 c0 c1 ... cn (X'1B 7E 16 n1 n2 c0 c1 ...
cn')
Specifies the grid lines vertically and horizontally for a line. Send this
code before sending the printing data for this line.
The specifications for parameters are as follows:
n1, n2:
c0:
c1 ... cn:
Number of bytes of c0 ∼ cn
.Specify 1
Specify the grid line information as follows in single byte unit:
Bit
7
6
5
4
│%───Horizontal──5│
│
Grid
│
3
2
1
ð
│%────Vertical───5│
│
Grid
│
Types of Grid Lines
Bit (7 6 5 4)
Bit (3 2 1 0)
0 0 0 0 : No Grid Line
0 0 0 1 : Line
0 0 1 0 : Bold Line
0 0 1 1 : Dashed Line
Grid lines that are beyond the right margin are ignored. Since the grid
line is not a character it is not affected character decorations, but it is
printed over when the double strike mode is set. Double strike printing
can be immediately set or cancelled in the middle of a line so caution is
required when using grid lines.
52.Set Horizontal Tab: ESX 18 n1 n2 ht1 ht2 ... htn (X'1B 7E 18 n1 n2 ht1 ht2
... htn')
Sets the horizontal tab position. The n1 and n2 indicate the number of
horizontal tabs, and the ht1, ht2 ... htn (one byte each) specifies the tab
positions by the number of single byte characters. Set tab positions in
ascending order. If the order is broken, the order returns to what it was
before the order was broken.
The tab position is set in the current character pitch. The maximum
number of tabs is 28. If more than 28 tabs are set, all tabs are ignored.
In the case of n1n2=X'0001', ht1=X'00', the tab position is the default
setting (at every 8 characters to the 9th character). In the case of
n1n2=0, horizontal tabs are cleared.
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Control Codes
53.Set Vertical Tab: ESX 19 n1 n2 vt1 vt2 ... vtn (X'1B 7E 19 n1 n2 vt1 vt2 ...
vtn')
Sets the vertical tab. The n1 and n2 indicate the number of vertical
tabs, and the vt1, vt2 ... vtn (one byte each) specifies the tab positions
in the single character unit.
The tab position is set at the current line pitch. The maximum number
of tabs that can be set is 64. Anything above 64 is ignored.
In the case of n1n2=0 vertical tabs are cleared.
54.Set Left and Right Margins: ESX 1A 00 02 lm rm (X'1B 7E 1A 00 02 lm
rm')
The left margin and the right margin are one byte each. lm specifies the
left margin and rm specifies the right margin from the far left of the
printed area, by the number of single byte characters.
If the distance between the left margin and the right margin is less than
12.7 mm (0.5 inch/90 dot row), the right margin exceeds the right end
(8, 13.2, or 13.6 inches), or the left margin or right margin is specified as
zero, the specification is ignored.
55.Set Perforation Skip: ESX 1B 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 1B 00 01 n')
This control code activates or cancels the perforation skip function. The
function moves the printing position from the last line of the page to the
first line (TOF) of the next page by a specified number n (one byte
hexadecimal number) of lines.
The skip distance is set in the current line pitch. If n=0 or the receiving
Set Page Length command or the Initialization command, perforation
skip returns to the default setting.
Setting the perforation skip in the default setting function, the skip distance is set to 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) or 25.4 mm (1 inch).
Note: If the skip distance specified by this control code is less than the
length between the perforation and the TOF, the printer prints on
the perforation.
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56.Horizontal Move: ESX 1C 00 02 n m (X'1B 7E 1C 00 02 n m')
Moves the position horizontally in the number of single byte characters
according to current character pitch. In the condensed lower character
mode, the position moves in 18 cpi.
Specify the values of n and m in each byte as follows:
n=00:
Absolute position move from the left margin. Settings that
exceed the right margin are ignored.
n=01:
Relative position move toward the right from the current
position. If the setting exceeds the right margin, the
remaining data is printed on the next line.
n=02 :
relative position move toward the left from the current position. If the setting exceeds the left margin, the current
printing position is moved to the left end.
Note: If n is set to values other than 00, 01, or 02, this control is
ignored.
Set the number of characters to move in m.
Note: Movements controlled by this code are not affected by the specifications of character enlargement or reduction. If the print position is moved back to the left from the current print position when
00 is set for n or if print data follows when 02 is set for n,
printing starts. If succeeding data is received on the same line,
it is written over the data already in the print buffer.
57.Vertical Move: ESX 1D 00 02 n m (X'1B 7E 1D 00 02 n m')
Prints all the data in the line buffer, and moves vertically one line,
according to the current line pitch.
Specify the values of n and m in each byte as follows:
n=01: Relative move downward from the current position.
Note: If n is set to values other than 01, this control code is
ignored.
Set the number of lines to move in m.
58.Set Character Scaling: ESX 20 00 03 n1 n2 02 (X'1B 7E 20 00 03 n 1 n2
02')
Changes the proceeding character size according to the values of n1
and n2.
n1
n2
Character Size (H x V)
X'08'
X'08'
1/2 × 1/2
X'10'
X'10'
1×1
X'10'
X'20'
1×2
X'20'
X'10'
2×1
X'20'
X'20'
2×2
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59.Set Character Height: ESX 37 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 37 00 01 n')
This code specifies sizes of single byte and double byte characters,
allowing you to specify characters 18 dots high.
n=00, 02:
Specify 24 dot high Song characters as double byte
characters. Specify 12 cpi Song characters as single
byte characters.
n=20:
Specify 18 dot high Song characters as double byte
characters. Specify 12 cpi (8 lpi) Song characters as
single byte characters.
60.Select Print Mode: ESX 39 00 01 n (X'1B 7E 39 00 01 n')
This code specifies the print mode. The print mode can also be specified using the operation panel switches.
n=01:
n=02:
n=03:
n=04:
n=05:
n=06:
n=07:
n=08:
NLQ Mode
Copy Enhance Mode
High Quality Mode
DP Mode
Draft Mode
Copy Enhance + High Quality Mode
Copy Enhance + DP Mode
Copy Enhance + Draft Mode
61.Set Bar Code Print Format: ESX 40 00 16 00 00 c1 ... c16 FF FF FF FF
┌──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┐
│1B│7E│4ð│ðð 16│ðð│ðð│ OR │BC│MD│ NBW │ NSW │ WBW │ WSW │ CGP │ HT │FF FF│FF FF│
└──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┘
This code specifies the bar code print format.
The following parameter settings are the same as those in B-5.
OR (2 bytes):
BC (1 byte):
MD (1 byte):
NBW (2 bytes):
NSW (2 bytes):
WBW (2 bytes):
WSW (2 bytes):
CGP (2 bytes):
HT (2 bytes):
Bar code print direction
Bar code type
Check digit printing or not
Thin black bar width
Thin white space width
Bold black bar width
Bold white space width
Gap between characters
Bar code height
For bar code printing precautions, see “Notes on bar code printing” on
page B-3.
62.Bar Code Printing: ESX 42 n1 n2 c1 ... cn
┌──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬──┬─
│1B│7E│42│n1 n2│XOFF │YOFF │ │
Date
└──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴┼─┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴──┴─
└─FLAG
This code allows data to be printed in the format specified by the Set
Bar Code Print Format code.
n1n2 (2 bytes):
Parameter Length (Data length + 5)
The following parameter settings are the same as those in B-8.
XOFF (2 bytes):
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YOFF (2 bytes):
FLAG (1 byte):
Data:
Y direction offset
Specifies the HRI printing
Bar code data
For bar code printing precautions, see “Notes on bar code printing” on
page B-3.
63.Set Fixed Length Image: FS (X'1C')
This code is used to substitute for ESC %1 or n1 n2 or ESC %2 n1 n2.
To print image data, it is recommended that ESC %1 n1 n2 or ESC %2
n1 n2 be used.
Before this control code is used, valid n1 and n2 must be specified in
the ESC %1 or ESC %2 sequence. The values of n1 and n2 referred to
at this time are those specified most recently. The number of data bytes
following this control code should not contradict with the values of the
previously specified n1 and n2.
64.Set 3 Byte Transfer Mode: ESC (
(X'1B 28')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 15 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 15'). It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 15 be used whenever possible.
65.Set 2 Byte Transfer Mode: ESC )
(X'1B 29')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 16 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 16'). It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 16 be used whenever possible.
66.Set Page Length: ESC F n1 n2
(X'1B 46 n1n2')
Same as ESX 04 00 03 00 n1 n2 (X'1B 7E 04 00 03 00 n1 n2'). It is
recommended that ESX 04 00 03 00 n1 n2 be used whenever possible.
67.Set High Speed Mode: ESC O (X'1B 4F')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 01 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 01'). It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 01 be used whenever possible.
68.Cancel High Speed Mode: ESC P (X'1B 50')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 02 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 02'). It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 02 be used whenever possible.
69.Eject Cut Sheet: ESC V (X'1B 56')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 06 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 06'). It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 06 be used whenever possible.
70.Set Character Enlargement: ESC [ (X'1B 5B')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 09 (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 09'). It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 09 be used whenever possible.
71.Cancel Character Enlargement: ESC ] (X'1B 5D')
Same as ESX 0E 00 01 0A (X'1B 7E 0E 00 01 0A').
It is recommended that ESX 0E 00 01 0A be used whenever possible.
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C.4 Considerations in Creating a 5577 Data Stream
Important items to be considered in creating a data stream for print jobs are as
follows:
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About level E printers
Initialization of printer for print job
Initial printer values
Character layout
Difference between line pitch and actual line feed distance
Format setting
Specification of font style
Handling data exceeding right margin
The above considerations are described below. In the description below, character
decoration refers to enlargement, reduction, emphasis, or double strike printing.
C.4.1 About Level E Printers
Printers that can be used with all the control codes listed in C.1, “Control Code List”
are called level E printers.
The printer has a factory setting of level E, allowing it to be used without changing
the level. If your software is not ready for a level E printer, this printer can be used
with the level E function turned off. Normally, use this printer with the level E function turned on.
Notes:
1. For how to turn off the level E function, see 2.12, “Initializing the Printer.”
2. To use this printer with the level E function off, see C.4.3, “Character Layout”
on page C-24 or C.4.4, “Difference Between Line Pitch and Actual Line Pitch
Distance” on page C-27.
3. When using IBM OS/2 on the system connected to the printer, use the level E
function.
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C.4.2 Printer Initial Values
When the printer is turned on after a print test or after the printer has received an
initialization setting control code (X'1B 7E 01 00 00'), the following values are
assigned:
Parameter
Initial Value
Page length
Value specified during initialization
Character Pitch (cpi)
Double byte (5 cpi), single byte (10 cpi)
Line pitch (lpi)
Value specified during initialization
Left/right margin
Left margin: Column 1
Right margin: 8, 13.2, or 13.6 inch is specified in the
initial setup
Horizontal tab
8-column blocks is specified (starting at column 9)
Vertical tab
Each line
Vertical printing mode
Value specified during initialization
Font style
Value specified during initialization
Skip perforation
Value specified during initialization
Image transfer mode
3 byte transfer mode
Print mode
Value specified during initialization
Uni-directional printing
command (valid/invalid)
Value specified during initialization
Other modes (set/cancel)
Cancel
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C.4.3 Character Layout
When the level E function is turned on, each character is printed at the center of
the area determined by the character pitch and line pitch. See the figure below.
Considerations in Setting Line Pitch
Control codes for setting line pitch:
Ÿ ESC %9 n1 n2
Ÿ ESX 03 00 01 n
The above control codes for setting line pitch must be taken into consideration the
following points:
When the level E function is turned on, the upper and lower ends of a line are
determined by the set line pitch at the instance when the first character code or
image data for this line is received. Then, the print position moves vertically so that
print data is positioned at the center of the area determined by the upper and lower
ends of the line. (See the figure below.)
After the print position has moved vertically, the line pitch of the current line cannot
be changed. If it is changed, it is effective for the next and succeeding lines.
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However, the following codes use the line pitch set most recently, regardless of the
line pitch in the current line:
Ÿ ESX 04 n1 n2 c1 c2 (c3)
(for c1-1)
Ÿ ESX 19 n1 n2 vt1 vt2 ... vtn
Ÿ ESX 1B 00 01 n
When a character scaling is set, the upper end of each character is aligned with
that of the single-width and single-height character. The line pitch does not change
if a half-width and half-height character size is specified.
The left and right ends of each character are positioned as shown below:
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In the superscript/subscript mode, the widths of a superscript or subscript are equal
to the width of a single byte character. The upper end of the superscript is aligned
with the upper end of the single byte character. The lower end of the subscript is
aligned with the lower end of the single byte character. (See the figure below.)
Superscript Character: X2 + Y2 =Z2
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C.4.4 Difference Between Line Pitch and Actual Line Pitch Distance
When changing the line pitch of a level E printer, notice must be taken of the difference between line pitch and actual line pitch distance.
The line feed distance of the level E printer is determined by the line pitches of the
current and next lines. Therefore, the line pitch and line feed distance of the
current lines are not always the same.
Example: Suppose the following data is received:
ESC %9 0014 (line pitch = 20/120 inch)
Print data 1, CR, LF
ESC %9 00 28 (line pitch = 40/120 inch)
Print data 2, CR, LF
Then, the print results are as follows:
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C.4.5 Setting a Format (Setting a Print Area and Tabs and Moving the
Print
Position Vertically/Horizontally)
The following settings made with control codes are determined by the line pitch or
character pitch set when the control code is transferred. Care is needed when
changing the line pitch or character pitch.
Ÿ Print area setting (page length setting in lines, perforation skip setting, left and
right margin setting)
Ÿ Vertical and horizontal tab setting
Ÿ Vertical and horizontal position movement
Setting the Print Area
A page length (ESX 04 ... is set to C±= X'01' ) and perforation skip (ESX 1B...)
must be specified with a number of lines respectively. These numbers are converted to absolute values according to the line pitch set at a reception of these
control codes.
Be sure to set a page length and perforation skip immediately after the paper has
been advanced one page (X'0C', etc).
The specified left and right margins (ESX 1A...) are converted to absolute values
according to the single byte character pitch (18 cpi when a condensed lower character setting is made) set at reception of this control code. Even if the character
pitch is changed after conversion to absolute values, the left and right margins are
not affected
Setting Vertical and Horizontal Tabs
The specified vertical tab (ESX 19...) is converted to an absolute value according to
the line pitch set at reception of this control code. Even if the line pitch is changed
after conversion to the absolute value, the vertical tab position is not affected.
The specified horizontal tab (ESX 18...) is converted to an absolute value according
to the single byte character pitch (18 cpi when a condensed lower character setting
is made) set at reception of this control code. Even if the character pitch is
changed after conversion to the absolute value, the horizontal tab position is not
affected.
Moving the Print Position Vertically/Horizontally
The print position is moved vertically (ESX 1D...) or horizontally (ESX 1C...) in units
of the line pitch or single byte character pitch (18 cpi when a condensed lower
character setting is made) set at reception of this control mode.
Note on Perforation Skip
When a perforation skip setting is made, ruled lines on the last line on a page for
which ruled line printing is specified may be printed on two contiguous pages separated by the perforation. (This is the case where the last line encounters the perforation or physical last line.)
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C.4.6 Specifying a Font Style
A control code for changing a font style allows you to change the font style of sing
byte characters. Note the following:
Ÿ Select a font style suited to the character pitch. If the font style is not suited to
the character pitch, the left and right sides of the characters might be trimmed.
If the single byte pitch is 13.3 cpi or 15 cpi, select Song 12 cpi font style.
Ÿ If vertical printing is specified, vertical characters are printed irrespective of font
style.
Ÿ When condensed character, superscript and subscript, and font style settings
are made, the priority among them is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Condensed character setting
Superscript and Subscript setting
Vertical printing setting
Font style setting
If a font style is changed when a condensed lower character setting is
made, the new font style becomes effective after the condensed character
setting has been cancelled.
C.4.7 Combining Character Decorations
Character decorations (enlargement/reductions, emphasis, and double strike
printing can be combined as desired).
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C.4.8 Printing Data Exceeding the Right Margin
When power is turned on, the right margin is set to 8, 13.2, or 13.6 inches (the right
margin can be selected in the initial setup mode). The right margin can also be set
with a left and right margin setting control code (“ESX 1A ...”).
When data is printed exceeding the right margin, the difference between the image
transfer and the character transfer are as follows:
Ÿ Whether the data exceeding the right margin is to be discarded in the main
transfer mode (ESC %1, ESC %2, or ESC %3 is used) or it is to be printed on
the next line should be determined during the initial setup (image loopback
mode).
Ÿ In the code transfer mode, characters exceeding the right margin are printed on
the next line after inserting a line feed automatically.
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Appendix D. ESC/P-C Mode and ESC/P-C Control Modes
IBM 5400-006 printers have the function to emulate ESC/P. This function can be
used by selecting the ESC/P emulation mode.
For more information on ESC/P control codes, see the ESC/P Reference Manual.
D.1 Initialization for ESC/P-C
Mode
Initialization for ESC/P-C mode:
Ÿ When using the printer under ESC/P-C mode, connect the printer to the IBM
PC or RS/6000, and install the ESC/P-C printer driver in the operating system
or on the system unit.
Ÿ Select ESC/P for the emulation choice during printer initialization.
For information on initialization, see 2.12, “Initializing the Printer” on page 2-65.
D.2 Control Codes
The IBM 5400-006 printer supports the following control codes:
Character/Style Specification
Control Code
Function
ESC R
Select international character set
ESC t
Code table selection
ESC x
Select print quality
ESC %
Set/cancel download character set
ESC q
Character style selection
Horizontal movement
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Control Code
Function
BS
Backspace
HT
Horizontal tab
ESC D
Horizontal tab position setting
ESC $
Absolute position setting
CR
Print and carriage return
ESC 1
Left margin setting
ESC Q
Left margin setting
ESC \
Relative position setting
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Control Codes
Line Spacing
Control Code
Function
ESC 0
1/8 inch line spacing
ESC 2
1/6 inch line spacing
ESC 3
n/180 inch line spacing
ESC +
n/360 inch line spacing
ESC A
n/60 inch line spacing
Form
Control Code
Function
ESC C 0
Set form length in inch units
ESC C
Set form length in line units
ESC N
Perforation skip setting
ESC O
Cancel perforation skip
Printer Control
Control Code
Function
BEL
Buzzer
DC1
Device Control 1
DC3
Device Control 3
CAN
Cancel data in the print buffer
ESC U
Select print direction
ESC @
Initialization
ESC EM
Cut sheet feeder control
Text Print
D-2
Control Code
Function
ESC w
Set/cancel enlargement
ESC -
Set/cancel underlined printing
ESC E
Set emphasized character printing
ESC F
Cancel emphasized character printing
ESC G
Set double strike printing
ESC H
Cancel double strike printing
ESC S
Set super/subscript characters
ESC T
Cancel super/subscript characters
DEL
Cancel last character
ESC M
Set 12 cpi printing
ESC g
Set 15 cpi printing
ESC p
Set 10 cpi printing
ESC W
Set/cancel double width character printing
SI
Set condensed character printing
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Control Code
Function
SO
Set double width printing for one line
ESC SO
Cancel double width printing for one line
ESC SI
Set condensed character printing
ESC SP
Set character space
ESC !
Set printing style
DC2
Cancel condensed printing
DC4
Cancel double width printing for one line
ESC 4
Set italic characters
ESC 5
Cancel italic characters
ESC p
Set/cancel proportional printing
Vertical position movement
Control Code
Function
LF
Line feed
VT
Vertical tab
FF
Form feed
ESC J
Forward paper feed (n/180 inch)
ESC B
Set vertical tab position
ESC b
Set VFU tab position
ESC /
Set VFU channel
Other
Control Code
Function
ESC &
Define download characters
ESC :
Character set copy
ESC <
Return home
Graphic Command
Control Code
Function
ESC K
Set 8 dot single-density bit image printing mode
ESC L
Set 8 dot double-density bit image printing mode
ESC Y
Set 8 dot double-speed, double density bit image printing
ESC Z
Set 8 dot quadruple-density bit image printing
ESC *
Set bit image printing
ESC ?
Assign bit image print mode
Appendix D. ESC/P-C Mode and ESC/P-C Control Modes
D-3
Limits When Using ESC/P-C Mode
Hanji Mode
Control Code
Function
FS SO
Set double width character printing for one line
FS SI
Set half width printing
FS DC2
Cancel half width printing
FS DC4
Cancel double width character printing for one line
FS !
Set print style
FS &
Set Hanji mode
FS -
Hanji underline
FS .
Cancel Hanji
FS 2
Download Chinese characters
FS D
Print a pair of half width characters in vertical line printing
FS J
Set vertical line printing
FS K
Set horizontal line printing
FS S
Set Chinese character spacing
FS T
Set half width character spacing
FS U
Adjust the half width character space
FS V
Cancel half width character space adjustment
FS W
Set/cancel quadruple size character printing
FS k
Select font family
FS r
Select 1/4 square printing
FS x
Set/cancel high speed printing
D.2.1 Limits When Using ESC/P-C Mode
The following codes cannot be used:
Font Family Selection
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ESC/P-C Character Set
D.3 ESC/P-C Character Set
Note: For the Hanji code table, see the ESC/P Reference Manual.
Appendix D. ESC/P-C Mode and ESC/P-C Control Modes
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ESC/P-C Character Set
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Appendix E. DC 12V Outlet
DANGER:
Before connecting a DC 12V LAN adapter, read “Safety Instructions” on
page iii.
The IBM 5400-006 printer has a DC outlet on the left side of the interface panel.
The DC outlet can be used for a LAN adapter connected to the parallel port.
Carefully check the following specifications before using the DC plug:
Ÿ DC: + 12V
Ÿ Electric Current:
Maximum 0.5A
The output is interlocked with the printer. When you plug it in and unplug it, make
sure you power off the printer.
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