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FUJITSU DL3750+/3850+
DOT MATRIX PRINTER
USER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT NOTE TO USERS
READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. INCORRECT USE OF
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Customers considering the use of this product for high-risk applications must have safety-assurance measures in
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specialized use.
Federal Communications Commission
Radio Frequency Interference Statement
for United States Users
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15B of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measure:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC warning: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
NOTES
1. Testing of this equipment was performed on model number M33331A or
M33333A.
2. The use of a nonshielded interface cable with the referenced device is
prohibited. The length of the parallel interface cable must be 3 meters (10
feet) or less. The length of the optional serial interface cable must be 15
meters (50 feet) or less. The length of the LAN cable must be 100 meters
(330feet) or less.
3. The length of the power cord must be 2 meters (6.6 feet) or less.
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Notice for Canadian Users
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Notice for German Users
Bescheinigung des Herstellers/Importeurs
Hiermit wird bescheinigt, daß der/die/das
• M33330B
• M33331B
• M33332B
• M33333B
in Übereinstimmung mit den Bestimmungen der
• EN 45014 (CE)
funk-entstört ist.
Der Deutschen Bundesport wurde das inverkehrbringen dieses Gerätes
angezeigt und die Berechtigung zur Überprüfung der Serie auf Einhaltung der
Bestimmungen eingeräumt.
• Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung-3. GPSGV, 06.01.2004:
Der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß
EN ISO7779
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Energy Saving
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an
international program that promotes energy saving through the use of
computers and other office equipments. The program backs the development
and dissemination of products with functions that effectively reduce energy
consumption. It is an open system in which business proprietors can
participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office equipment such as
computers, displays, printers, facsimiles, and copiers. Their standards and
logos are uniform among participating nations.
CE Declaration
This product sold in Europe conforms to the standard in accordance with EC
Directives.
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The contents of this manual may be revised without prior notice and without
obligation to incorporate changes and improvements into units already
shipped.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information included here is
complete and accurate at the time of publication; however, Fujitsu Isotec
Limited cannot be held responsible for errors and omissions.
Printer model specifications differ with the print column (80 or 136) and the
power supply input voltage (100-120 or 220-240 VAC).
C147-E047-01EN July 2004
Copyright © 2004 FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED
Printed in Japan. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be
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Fujitsu Isotec Limited.
TRADEMARK
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
FUJITSU is a registered trademark and Fujitsu Creative Faces is a trademark
of Fujitsu Limited. Centronics is a trademark of Centronics Data Computer
Coporation. IBM PC and IBM Proprinter XL24E are trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation. ESC/P2 is a trademark of
Seiko Epson Corporation. Microsoft is a registered trademark and MS-DOS
and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Nimbus Sans is a
registered trademark of URW Unternehmensberatung Karow Rubow Weber
GmbH, Hamburg.
Other product names mentioned in this manual may also be trademarks of
their respective companies.
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Thank you for buying the Fujitsu DL3750+/3850+ dot matrix printer. You
can expect years of reliable service with very little maintenance. This manual
explains how to use your printer to full advantage. It is written for both new
and experienced printer users.
This manual describes how to install, set up, and use your printer and printer
options. It also explains how to keep the printer in good working condition
and what to do should something go wrong. Detailed procedures are provided
for first-time users. Experienced users can skip some of the details, using the
table of contents and chapter introductions to locate information.
This manual has several appendixes, a glossary, and an index. Appendix A
lists supplies and additional documentation and information available from
your dealer or authorized Fujitsu representative. Fujitsu offices are listed at
the end of the manual.
PRINTER MODELS AND
OPTIONS
This manual covers model DL3750+, an 80-column printer and model
DL3850+, a 136-column printer. Each model has a 100-120 VAC or 220-240
VAC power supply. A serial interface is a factory option. A LAN card, a user
add-on option, can be installed only on printer models with the Centronics
parallel+USB interfaces. You must specify these when purchasing the printer.
DL3750+/3850+
Basic specifications
Print line at 10 cpi:
80 columns (DL3750+)
136 columns (DL3850+)
Interface: Centronics parallel
Centronics parallel + RS-232C
Centronics parallel + USB + LAN (LAN:use option)
Alternative specification
Power supply: 100–120 VAC or 220–240 VAC
Factory option
RS-232C serial interface (for Centronics parallel model only.
It must be installed by a field engineer.)
User add-on option
LAN card
cpi: characters per inch
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ORGANIZATION
This manual is organized as follows:
Quick Reference summarizes everyday printer operations. After you become
familiar with the printer, use this section as a memory aid.
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces the printer and identifies key features
and options that enhance the printer’s capabilities.
Chapter 2, Setting Up, gives step-by-step procedures for setting up the
printer for immediate use and identifies the main parts of the printer. If this is
your first printer, you should read the entire chapter before attempting to use
the printer.
Chapter 3, Paper Handling, explains how to load and use paper with your
printer.
Chapter 4, Printing, covers basic printing operations. This chapter describes
everyday operations from the printer’s control panel, such as loading paper
and selecting print features, in detail. After you become more familiar with
the printer, use Quick Reference at the beginning of the manual to refresh
your memory as needed.
Chapter 5, Using Setup Mode, describes how to change the printer’s optional
settings, such as print features, hardware options, and top-of-form. Most
settings only affect print features such as the typestyle and page format. Note
that certain settings directly affect hardware and software compatibility. Refer
to this chapter as indicated in Chapter 2 or as required.
Chapter 6, Maintenance, explains basic maintenance procedures for this
printer.
Chapter 7, Trouble-Shooting, describes problem-solving techniques. Before
you contact your dealer for help, check the list of problems and solutions
provided in this chapter.
Chapter 8, Installing Options, describes the options available for the printer
and explains how to install them.
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At the end of this manual, you will find several appendixes, a glossary, and an
index. Appendix A gives order numbers for printer supplies, options, and
publications. Other appendixes provide additional technical information about
the printer.
CONVENTIONS
Special information, such as warnings, cautions, and notes, are indicated as
follows:
WARNING
A WARNING indicates that personal injury may result if you do not follow a
procedure correctly.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates that damage to the printer may result if you do not
follow a procedure correctly.
NOTE
A NOTE provides “how-to” tips or suggestions to help you perform a
procedure correctly. NOTEs are particularly useful for first-time users.
For Experienced Users:
If you are familiar with this printer or with dot matrix printers in general, this
information will help you use the manual effectively.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Quick Reference ................................................ QR-1
CHAPTER1 INTRODUCTION
Features ..................................................................... 1–1
Options ....................................................................... 1–2
CHAPTER2 SETTING UP
Selecting a Good Location .......................................... 2–1
Unpacking the Printer ................................................. 2–3
Checking Options and Supplies ............................. 2–5
Assembling the Printer ................................................ 2–6
Installing the Cut Sheet Stand ................................ 2–6
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge ............................... 2–7
Getting Acquainted With Your Printer ........................ 2–10
Connecting the Power Cord ...................................... 2–11
Testing the Printer (Offline) ....................................... 2–13
Loading Paper for the Self-Test ........................... 2–13
Printing the Self-Test ............................................ 2–14
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer .................. 2–19
Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable ..................... 2–19
Selecting a Serial Interface Cable ........................ 2–19
Selecting a USB Cable ........................................ 2–20
Selecting a LAN cable .......................................... 2–20
Connecting the Interface Cable ............................ 2–20
Selecting an Emulation ............................................. 2–23
Printing a Sample Page (Online) ............................... 2–26
Installing the Printer Driver ........................................ 2–29
CHAPTER3 PAPER HANDLING
Selecting Paper ........................................................... 3–1
Overview of Paper Operations .................................... 3–2
Adjusting for Paper Thickness .................................... 3–4
Using Single Sheets .................................................... 3–5
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper ............................ 3–5
Adjusting the left margin ........................................ 3–6
Ejecting Single Sheets ........................................... 3–8
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USING CONTINUOUS FORMS ................................. 3–8
Positioning the Paper Stack ................................... 3–9
Loading Continuous Forms .................................. 3–10
Adjusting the left margin ...................................... 3–11
Adjusting the TEAR OFF position ........................ 3–13
Unloading Continuous Forms .............................. 3–14
Installing the Tractor Unit ..................................... 3–14
Tearing Off Continuous Forms ............................. 3–15
Feeding and positioning paper .................................. 3–16
Line Feed/Form Feed .......................................... 3–16
Micro Feed ........................................................... 3–16
Load Position Adjust ............................................ 3–16
Switching Paper Types .............................................. 3–17
Switching to Single Sheets ................................... 3–17
Tips on Paper Handling ............................................. 3–18
Switching to Continuous Forms ........................... 3–18
General Tips ........................................................ 3–18
Multipart Forms .................................................... 3–18
Envelopes ............................................................ 3–19
Labels .................................................................. 3–19
CHAPTER4 PRINTING
Selecting Print Features .............................................. 4–1
Using Commercial Software ....................................... 4–2
Using the Control Panel ......................................... 4–2
Selecting MENU1 or MENU2 ................................. 4–3
Starting or Stopping Printing ........................................ 4–5
Starting Printing ...................................................... 4–5
Stopping Printing .................................................... 4–5
Resuming from a Paper-Out .................................. 4–5
Printing the remaining lines on a page ................... 4–6
Continuing printing after supplying paper ............... 4–6
Resuming after an Area Over warning ................... 4–7
Removing Printed Pages ............................................ 4–8
Removing Single Sheets ............................................. 4–8
Removing Continuous Forms ................................ 4–8
Clearing the Print Buffer .............................................. 4–8
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CHAPTER5 USING SETUP MODE
How to Use This Chapter ............................................ 5–1
Entering Setup Mode .................................................. 5–2
Overview of Setup Mode ............................................. 5–4
Setup Mode Example ............................................. 5–6
Points to Remember .............................................. 5–9
Printing a List of Selected Options ............................ 5–10
Deciding Which Options to Change .......................... 5–12
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options ................... 5–14
Procedure ............................................................ 5–27
Resetting MENU1 and MENU2 ............................ 5–28
Changing Hardware Options ..................................... 5–29
Procedure ............................................................ 5–34
Changing Print Position Adjustment Options ............. 5–35
Procedure ............................................................ 5–39
Changing Configuration Options ............................... 5–40
Procedure ............................................................ 5–47
Exiting and Saving .................................................... 5–48
Procedure ............................................................ 5–48
Resetting Defaults ..................................................... 5–49
Resetting Power-On Defaults ............................... 5–49
Resetting Factory Defaults ................................... 5–49
Resetting Factory Defaults in MENU1 and MENU2 ... 5–49
Using the Diagnostic Functions ................................. 5–50
Printing the Self-Test ............................................ 5–51
Procedure ............................................................ 5–51
Printing Hex Dumps ............................................. 5–52
Procedure ............................................................ 5–53
Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT) ..... 5–55
Procedure ............................................................ 5–55
Setup Mode Reference ............................................. 5–57
DPL24C Plus Organization .................................. 5–58
Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation... 5–60
Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation ............. 5–61
Online Setup Mode ................................................... 5–62
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Maintenance
CHAPTER6 MAINTENANCE
Cleaning ...................................................................... 6–1
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer ...................... 6–1
Cleaning the Platen and Exit Rollers ...................... 6–3
Replacing the Ribbon .................................................. 6–3
Replacing the Print Head ....................................... 6–7
CHAPTER7 TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Solving Problems ........................................................ 7–1
Print Quality Problems ........................................... 7–1
Paper Handling Problems ...................................... 7–4
Tips for Clearing a Jammed Sheet from the Printer ......... 7–6
Operating Problems ............................................... 7–7
Printer Failures ...................................................... 7–9
Diagnostic Functions ................................................. 7–10
Getting Help .............................................................. 7–10
CHAPTER8 INSTALLING OPTIONS ....................................................... 8-1
APPENDIX A SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
Supplies ...................................................................... A–1
Option ......................................................................... A–1
APPENDIX B PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Physical Specifications ................................................ B–1
Functional Specifications ............................................ B–2
Performance Specifications ........................................ B–4
Paper Specifications ................................................... B–6
Print Area ............................................................... B–6
Paper Thickness .................................................... B–8
APPENDIX C COMMAND SETS
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS ............................................... C–2
Factory Default Settings ...................................... C–15
IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation ............................. C–18
Epson ESC/P2 Emulation ........................................ C–23
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APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION
Parallel Interface ........................................................ D–1
Compatible Mode .................................................. D–2
Nibble Mode .......................................................... D–4
Data Transmission Timing .................................... D–6
Serial Interface ........................................................... D–7
Serial Options ....................................................... D–8
Cable Wiring ......................................................... D–8
Serial Protocols ................................................... D–10
USB Interface ........................................................... D–11
Specification ........................................................ D–11
LAN Interface ........................................................... D–12
APPENDIX E COMMAND SETS
Character Sets 1and 2
(DPL24C PLUS and IBM XL24E Emulation) ............ E–1
Italic and Graphics Character Sets
(ESC/P2 Emulation) ................................................. E–2
National Character Sets
(All Emulations) ....................................................... E–4
National Character Sets
(DPL24C PLUS and IBM XL24E Emulation) ......... E–15
National Character Sets
(ESC/P2 Emulation) .............................................. E–16
National Character Sets and Supported Resident Fonts
(All Emulations) .................................................... E–20
APPENDIX F RESIDENT FONT .............................................................. F-1
GLOSSARY OF TERMS ....................................................................... GL-1
INDEX .................................................................................................... IN-1
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QUICK REFERENCE
Q
Setting Up
Normal mode operation includes everyday operations, such as paper handling
and font selection. The printer comes up in normal mode when turned on. To
enter setup mode, press the TEAR OFF and ONLINE buttons at the same time
while the ONLINE indicator is off (not lit).
Introduction
Quick Reference is written for experienced users —
users who are familiar with how the printer works,
but who may need to refresh their memory
occasionally. Only the printer’s normal (non-setup)
mode is covered. For details on setup mode, see Chapter 5.
Quick
Reference
QUICK REFERENCE
Paper
Handling
Control panel
The table on the next page lists normal mode operations with online
and offline conditions and gives the required user response.
Operations are listed alphabetically.
Printing
Setup Mode
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Printer Operations (Normal Mode)
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: Operation can be performed when the printer is in this state.
—
: Operation cannot be performed when the printer is in this state.
N/A : Does not apply.
Operation
Online Offline
Required Response
Clear print buffer
—
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Press MENU and TEAR OFF.
Eject single sheets
√
√
Press LF/FF.
Enter normal mode
N/A
N/A
Enter setup mode
—
√
Press TEAR OFF and ONLINE.
Exit to normal mode
—
√
Press ONLINE, then press TEAR OFF or MENU.
Form feed (forward)
√
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Press and hold LF/FF until the operation starts.
Line feed (forward)
√
√
Press LF/FF within three seconds.
Load paper
√
√
Press LOAD.
Micro feed (backward)
—
√
Press ONLINE and LOAD.
Micro feed (forward)
—
√
Press ONLINE and LF/FF.
Place printer offline
√
—
Press ONLINE.
Place printer online
—
√
Press ONLINE.
√
√
Turn printer off, then on.
Resume printing after paper end
—
√
Press ONLINE.
Save adjusted load positions
—
√
Press ONLINE and MENU.
Select MENU1 or MENU2
—
√
Press MENU.
Start/stop/resume printing
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Start: Send print command.
Stop/resume: Press ONLINE.
Self-test printing
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Start: Turn printer off. Press LF/FF while
turning printer on.
Pause/resume: Press TEAR OFF .
Exit: Press ONLINE.
Tear off forms
(Continuous forms only)
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Press TEAR OFF. Tear off forms, then
press any button to retract forms.
Unload paper to park position
(Continuous forms only)
√
√
Press LOAD.
Reset power-on defaults
QR-2
Turn printer on. (Press | on the power switch.)
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INTRODUCTION
Quick
Reference
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing this printer. This
printer is a compact, versatile printer that offers
maximum compatibility with today’s software
packages and personal computers.
The 24-wire print head provides crisp, clear printing for business, office, and
home environments. This printer is also easy to install and use.
Setting Up
Paper
Handling
Dot matrix printer
Key printer features and options are listed in the next two sections.
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Software compatibility. This printer, which operates primarily
with the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS command set, is compatible with the IBM
Proprinter XL24E command set and the Epson ESC/P2 command set.
Various character sets. As basic character sets, IBM PC character sets 1
and 2 are available for the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS command set and the
IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, and the italic character set and graphics
character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. As
national character sets, a total of 57 or 61 national character sets
(depending on the emulation), including IBM PS/2 character sets, are
available.
Printing
FEATURES
INTRODUCTION
OPTIONS
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Multiple fonts. The printer has nineteen resident fonts: Ten bit-map
fonts -- Courier 10, Pica 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, OCR-B 10,
OCR-A 10, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and High-speed Draft
and nine outline fonts -- Timeless, Nimbus Sans, and Courier, each in
upright, italic, and bold.
•
High-speed printing. At 10 cpi, print speed ranges from 113 cps for
letter quality to 400 cps (80-column printer) or 448cps (136-column
printer) for high-speed draft quality.
•
Large print buffer. 128K bytes are available in total for storing input
data and downloading fonts. A large input data buffer allows you to send
files to the printer and return quickly to work in your application. A large
download buffer allows you to use custom fonts.
•
80-column or 136-column print line. 80-column printers are the most
suitable for printing in landscape mode using letter- or A4- size paper.
136-column printers are the most suitable for printing in landscpe mode
using legal- or standard-size computer forms.
•
Simple switching of paper types. The ability to "park" continuous forms
makes it easy to switch between continuous forms and single sheets.
•
Auto tearoff. Continuous forms are fed automatically up to the tear-off
position at the end of each job.
•
Maintenance-free. The printer only requires periodic cleaning and
changing of the ribbon cartridge.
A LAN card is available as a printer add-on option. A user installable
function, the LAN card can be installed only on printer models with the
Centronics parallel + USB interfaces.
For details, see Chapter 8.
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SETTING UP
Unpack, assemble, and select a good location for the printer
Identify the printer’s major parts
Connect the power cord and the interface cable
Test the printer before connecting it to your computer
Select an emulation and print a sample page using your software
Installing the printer driver
Setting Up
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2
Introduction
Your new printer is easy to install and set up.
This chapter tells you how to set up the printer
and start printing right away. If this is your first
printer, you should read the entire chapter before
attempting to use the printer.
In this chapter, you will learn how to:
Quick
Reference
SETTING UP
If you have a problem while setting up the printer, review the section Solving
Problems in Chapter 7. If the problem persists, contact your dealer.
This printer is suitable for most business, office, and home environments. To
obtain peak performance from the printer, select a location that meets the
following guidelines:
Paper
Handling
SELECTING A GOOD
LOCATION
√ Place the printer on a sturdy, level surface.
√ Ensure easy access to the front and rear of the printer by leaving
several inches of space around the printer. Do not block the air vents
on the front, left, and right sides of the printer.
Setup Mode
√ Do not place the printer in direct sunlight or near heaters.
√ Make sure that the room is well-ventilated and free from excessive
dust.
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√ Place the printer near a well-grounded AC power outlet.
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√ Do not expose the printer to extremes of temperature and humidity.
√ Use only the power cord supplied with the printer or recommended by
your dealer. Do not use an extension cord.
√ Do not plug the printer into a power outlet that is shared with heavy
industrial equipment, such as motors, or appliances, such as copiers or
coffee makers. Such equipment often emits electrical noise or causes
power degradation.
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SETTING UP
Unpack the printer as follows:
Ribbon cartridge
Cut sheet stand
Introduction
1. Open the carton and remove the printer and its components. Make
sure that you have all of the items shown below. Note that the power
cord supplied depends on the printer model (100-120 or 220-240 VAC
power supply).
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Reference
UNPACKING THE PRINTER
Setting Up
(Black)
Printer
Paper
Handling
Setup disk
Printing
Power cord
Setup Mode
Checking items received
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2. Carefully examine each item for damage. Report any problems to your
dealer or shipping agent.
3. Place the printer where you plan to use it.
4. Remove the tapes securing the front cover, ejection cover, and back
cover. Open the front cover and remove the shipping restraint
cardboard that holds the print head carriage in place (shown below).
Front cover
Cardboard
Removing the shipping restraint cardboard
5. Store the original shipping carton and packaging materials for future
use. For example, the original packaging is ideal for use when you
move or ship your printer to another location.
NOTE
The interface cable is not included with the printer. You must purchase it
separately. Connection of the interface cable is described later in this
chapter.
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Reference
Checking Options and Supplies
The following options and supplies, if ordered, are shipped separately:
The RS-232C serial interface is a factory option. It must be installed by a field
engineer. If you ordered a printer with the interface, the board is already
installed in the printer.
Introduction
• LAN card (user installable option)
• Extra monochrome ribbon cartridge
Make sure that you received all the options you ordered.
Setting Up
Once you are sure you have everything, you are ready to assemble the printer.
Paper
Handling
Printing
Setup Mode
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SETTING UP
ASSEMBLING THE PRINTER
This section explains how to install the cut sheet stand and ribbon cartridge.
Installing the Cut Sheet Stand
The cut sheet stand enables smooth feeding of both single sheets and continuous forms. Install the cut sheet stand as described below:
1. Referring to the following figure, locate the two grooved notches on
the top of the printer, behind the top cover. Note that each notch has a
front groove and a rear groove.
2. Locate the two mounting pins on each side of the cut sheet stand.
Mounting pins
Cut sheet stand
Installing the cut sheet stand
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SETTING UP
Introduction
To rotate the cut sheet stand to its down position, grasp it at the sides
and lift it up until the two upper mounting pins clear the front notches.
Rotate the cut sheet stand backward to place the upper mounting pins
in the rear grooves.
Quick
Reference
3. Hold the cut sheet stand at an angle over the top of the printer. Slide
the mounting pins into the long, front grooves of the notches. This is
the cut sheet stand's up position, used for printing single sheets.
Installing the Ribbon Cartridge
1. Turn the printer off. Open the front cover of the printer. For easy
installation, slide the print head carriage so that it does not face a bail
roller.
Paper
Handling
2. The paper thickness lever, located on the right of the printer, has nine
positions. Before you install the ribbon cartridge, move this lever to D.
Printing
Paper thickness lever
Setup Mode
Move to D.
Preparing to install the ribbon
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The printer uses a black ribbon cartridge. To install the ribbon cartridge:
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3. Using the procedure below, release the roller from the LOCK position
and turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up any ribbon slack.
Push in the gray ribbon release tabs on the side of the ribbon cartridge
to release them, and slide the roller from the LOCK position to the
FREE position.
Ribbon feed knob
Turn the knob
clockwise.
Roller
Release
tabs
Preparing the ribbon cartridge
CAUTION
Do not turn the ribbon feed knob in counterclockwise direction.
4. Verify that the power to the printer is off.
(Make sure that the circle mark on the power switch is pressed.).
Installing the ribbon cartridge
5. Move the paper thickness lever to the D position.
6. Open the front cover.
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Dot mark (green)
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7. Align the print head position with the dot mark (green) on the printer
ejection cover.
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Paper
Handling
8. Thread the ribbon between the print head and the print guide, then
gently press down on the ribbon cartridge against the printer until it
clicks into place.
(Make sure that the ribbon feed knob is facing upward.)
Setting Up
WARNING
Avoid touching the print head while using or immediately after using the
printer, as doing so may lead to burns. Wait until the print head cools
down before touching it.
Print guide
Print head
Ribbon cartridge
Printing
Ribbon
Print guide
Tip of print head
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9. Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up any ribbon slack.
10. After the ribbon cartridge has been installed in the printer, adjust the
paper thickness lever to match the thickness of the paper and the
number of sheets of paper to be used
For information about the paper thickness lever, see the section
entitled Adjusting the Paper Thickness in Chapter 3.
SETTING UP
GETTING ACQUAINTED
WITH YOUR PRINTER
Now that your printer is assembled, take a moment to become familiar with its
major parts.
Looking at the printer from the front right side, you can see the parts of the
printer shown in the figure below.
Front cover
Print guide
Cut sheet
stand
Print head
Acounstic
cover
Paper
thickness
lever
Platen knob
Platen
Control panel
Power switch
Printer components (front and right)
The printer control panel has the buttons and indicators used to load and feed
paper (see Chapter 3) and select print features (see Chapter 4). The control
panel also allows you to change the printer’s optional settings (see Chapter 5).
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Reference
Looking at the printer from the back with the cut sheet stand and back cover
removed, you can see the following parts of the printer:
Ejection cover
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Paper guide
Back cover
Interface
connector
Forms tractors
Paper select lever
Paper
Handling
Printer components (rear)
CONNECTING THE POWER
CORD
Before you plug in the printer:
√ Make sure that the power outlet is properly grounded.
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√ Make sure that you use the power cord shipped with the printer. This
cord is designed to minimize radio frequency interference.
Printing
√ Make sure that the printer power is switched off. The side marked “1”
on the power switch should be raised.
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Power
connector
SETTING UP
To plug in the power cord:
1. Plug one end of the power cord into the power connector on the
rear of the printer.
2. Plug the other end of the power cord into the power outlet.
Connecting the power cord
3. Make sure that the power cord is securely connected.
4. Turn on the power by pressing the side marked “1” on the power
switch. Within a few seconds, the POWER indicator on the printer
control panel will light, the print head will move to its home position,
and the ONLINE indicator will light (green).
NOTE
If no forms are loaded, the printer may beep and the red PAPER OUT
indicator may light and the ONLINE indicator will not light if the paper
select lever is set backward to the continuous forms position. Move the
paper select lever forward to the single sheet position (as described in the
next section). The PAPER OUT indicator will go out. This condition is a
result of the factory default settings and poses no problem.
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At this point, load paper and run the printer self-test. The self-test checks
printer performance and print quality before you connect the printer to the
computer. Use either single sheets or continuous forms (see Chapter 3). This
section describes the self-test procedure using single sheets.
To print the self-test, use paper wider than 215.9 mm (8.5 inches) and set the
left paper guide all the way to the right to avoid clipping the test pattern.
Standard letter or A4 size paper can be used lengthwise (portrait mode).
1. Make sure that the paper thickness lever (located on the top right of
the printer) is at position 1. Make sure that the paper select lever
(located on the top left of the printer) is set to the front, as shown
below.
Setting Up
Before loading paper, make sure that the printer is on. Then, proceed as
follows:
Introduction
Loading Paper for the Self-Test
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TESTING THE PRINTER
(OFFLINE)
Paper
Handling
Printing
Setup Mode
Loading a sheet of paper
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2. Raise the cut sheet stand. Move the left paper guide all the way to the
right. Insert the sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Letter or A4
size paper, inserted lengthwise (portrait mode) with this setting, will
not result in clipping.
Adjust the right paper guide so that the paper lies flat on the cut sheet
stand.
3. Slide the paper along the cut sheet stand until its bottom edge touches
the platen. Then press the LOAD button. The paper will advance to
the top-of-form position.
Printing the Self-Test
The printer has a built-in self-test program. The self-test prints the firmware
version, the names of the printer’s resident emulations, and all of the characters available in the emulations. The self-test prints 80 characters per line.
To print a self-test page, make sure that a sheet of paper is loaded. Then
proceed as follows:
1. Turn the printer off.
2. While pressing the LF/FF button, turn the printer back on. Keep the
LF/FF button pressed until the printer beeps. Self-test printing will
start.
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Setting Up
Starting the self-test
4. Examine the self-test page. It should look like the sample on the next
page.
• Make sure that the ribbon is installed correctly.
• Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set to position 1.
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Check that printing is uniform and that there are no light, dark, or
smudged areas. If the print quality is good, go to step 5. Otherwise,
try to correct the problem as follows:
Printing
NOTE
Do not try to use the LF/FF (line feed/form feed) button to eject the
paper. In self-test mode, LF/FF cannot be used to feed paper forward.
Paper
Handling
3. Allow printing to continue for a dozen or more lines of repeat
printing. To stop printing, press the TEAR OFF button. Manually
turn the platen knob clockwise to remove the test page.
SETTING UP
• Insert a new sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Turn the platen
knob to manually advance the paper until the top edge has moved
past the paper bail rollers.
• Press the TEAR OFF button to restart printing. If the print quality
remains poor, turn off the printer and contact your dealer for
assistance.
Sample self-test page
5. To exit the self-test mode, press the ONLINE button. The printer will
return online.
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NOTE
The printer can also print a special “demo pattern” that illustrates some of
the printer’s capabilities. To print the demo pattern:
1. Load a sheet of letter or A4 size paper.
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2. Turn the printer off .
3. While pressing TEAR OFF button, turn the printer back on. The
printer will start printing the demo pattern.
5. To exit demo mode, turn the printer off.
Setting Up
4. The demo pattern stops printing after one page. To pause or restart
the demo during printing of a page, press the ONLINE button.
Paper
Handling
Printing
Setup Mode
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The parallel interface connector has wire clips. The serial interface connector
has tapped holes. Cables for these interfaces are available from dealers, cable
manufacturers, and other suppliers.
For detailed interface specifications, see Appendix D.
Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable
Setting Up
The LAN card is a user installable option. For details, see Chapter 8 or refer to
the Online Manual that comes with the LAN card.
Introduction
Your printer supports one of the following interface options:
• Centronics parallel interface only
• Centronics parallel interface+RS-232C serial interface
• Centronics parallel interface+USB (+LAN) interface
The RS-232 serial interface is a factory-installed option for a Centronics
parallel interface model. Installation of the serial option provides a dual
interface feature enabling the connection of either interface but inhibiting the
operation of both interfaces at the same time.
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CONNECTING THE PRINTER
TO YOUR COMPUTER
For the parallel interface, use a cable that meets the following specifications:
For the serial interface, use a cable that meets the following specifications:
Printing
Selecting a Serial Interface Cable
Paper
Handling
√ At the printer end, use a shielded male Centronics connector, such as
an Amphenol DDK 57FE-30360 or its equivalent. To prevent RFI
(radio frequency interference), the connector cover must be connected
to the cable shield.
√ At the computer end, most computers (including IBM PCs) require a
male DB-25P connector. Some computers, however, require a
Centronics connector. To determine the type of connector your
computer uses, refer to your computer user manual.
√ Make sure that the cable length does not exceed 3 meters (10 feet).
√ At the printer end, use a 25-pin male connector, such as a Cannon DB25P or its equivalent.
√ The cable length can be up to 15 meters (50 feet). This type of length
is required in many networking and shared-printer configurations.
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√ To determine the type of connector your computer requires, refer to
your computer user manual or ask your dealer.
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Selecting a USB Cable
√ When the USB interface is used to connect to the host computer, the
parallel interface and the serial interface (factory add-on option) cannot
be connected simultaneously.
√ The USB interface does not guarantee all connections of USBsupported devices.
Selecting a LAN cable
√ When the LAN cable is connected, the parallel and USB cables cannot
be used.
√ The LAN cable, when used in 100BASE-TX environments, must
conform to category 5 or higher.
Connecting the Interface Cable
To connect the interface cable:
1. Turn off both the printer and the computer.
2. Pull the shutter on the left side of the printer upward as far as it will go.
Shutter
Opening the shutter
NOTE
Removing and Attaching the Shutter
When use of the shutter is not required, remove it by using the following
procedure.
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Removing the shutter
1. Open the shutter.
1
Shutter
3. While holding the shutter in the position
described in step 2, rotate it in the manner
shown in the figure on the left to
disengage it.
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2. Gently push the back end of the shutter
toward the front of the printer.
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4. Remove the shutter.
3
4
2
Paper
Handling
Attaching the shutter
Mounting slots
Tabs
Printing
(a)
Shutter
5
CAUTION
Take care not to use excessive force when pushing the back of the shutter
toward the front of the printer. Otherwise, the shutter tabs may be
damaged.
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5. Tilt the shutter and pass the shutter tabs
through the mounting slots, starting with
the slot on side (a) shown in the figure on
the left. The order in which the shutter tabs
are passed through the slots is the reverse
of that for removing the shutter.
SETTING UP
To reattach the shutter, tilt the shutter and insert one of its convex parts
into the installation hole of the printer, and then insert the other part in
the other hole. After inserting both convex parts, lower and push the
shutter in to its original position.
3. Attach the interface cable to the connector. Do not connect more than
one interface cable type to the printer at the same time.
Centronics parallel
Centronics parallel + RS-232C
Centronics parallel + USB (+LAN)
Connecting the interface cable
NOTE
The LAN interface is a user add-on option.
When installing a LAN card, remove the two screws securing the cover
and remove the cover. Then insert the LAN card and reattach the cover
with the two screws removed earlier. For details, refer to the Online
Manual that comes with the LAN card.
4. To secure a parallel interface cable, flip the fastener clips located on
the printer into the notches on the cable connector. To secure a serial
interface cable, tighten the screws in the cable connector.
5. Attach the other end of the interface cable to your computer.
Gently pull on the cable to verify that it is secure.
6. Close the shutter.
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Before printing with your software, verify that the correct emulation is
selected on your printer. This section describes the available emulations and
their selection.
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SELECTING AN EMULATION
For Experienced Users:
• Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (for Fujitsu DL-series printers)
• IBM Proprinter XL24E
• Epson ESC/P2
Setting Up
An emulation is a set of commands used by your software to communicate
with the printer. There are many different emulations available for printers.
Each emulation has unique features and capabilities. This printer offers three
resident emulations:
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The printer’s preselected factory setting is the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
emulation. If this emulation is acceptable, you may skip this section.
Resident emulations are stored in the printer’s permanent memory.
√ If you want to use an emulation that is not supported by your software,
contact your software manufacturer or printer dealer and ask whether
support is available. You may be able to obtain a printer driver that is
not shipped with the original software package.
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√ If your software supports more than one emulation, select the
DPL24C PLUS emulation if possible. This emulation has the greatest
capabilities.
Printing
√ Determine which emulations your software supports. (Refer to your
software documentation.) Since most software programs support this
printer, try to run a program with the factory default emulation first.
(DPL24C PLUS emulation is the factory default.) Try this emulation
even if you are not sure of which emulation to choose. See Chapter 5
for detailed information about how your printer communicates with
your software.
√ If you are using more than one software package, determine which
emulation is supported by the software you use most frequently.
Select that emulation.
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Here are some points to help you determine which emulation to select:
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To select an emulation, proceed as follows:
1. Turn the printer on and load a sheet of paper.
To change a single printer setting, such as the emulation, you can use
a single sheet paper. To change several printer settings as described in
Chapter 5, you must load continuous forms paper. See Chapter 3 for
paper loading instructions.
2. Enter setup mode.
Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. Then, press the
TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button.
As the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following
information:
<<FUNCTION>>
menu
Function
Red cursor on print guide
Initial printout in setup mode
Check that the <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed at the bottom of the
page.
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Locate the red cursor on the plastic print guide. Initially, this cursor
should be positioned under SAVE & END at the beginning of the
<<FUNCTION>> menu. Press the LOAD button repeatedly to
position the red cursor beneath MENU1, as shown below:
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3. Select the MENU1 function.
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
H
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
Press the LOAD button to position
to the red cursor.
<EMULATE>
DPL24C+
XL24E
Paper
Handling
Press the MENU button to select MENU1 and print the following
<EMULATE> options:
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V-ALMNT
ESC/P2
Printing
The currently selected emulation is indicated by a short underline. In
the figure shown above, the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation is
selected.
4. Select an emulation.
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Press the LOAD button repeatedly to position the red cursor under the
required emulation. Press the MENU button to select the emulation
and print the next MENU1 item.
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5. Exit MENU1.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the MENU1 function and reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
6. Exit setup mode to save the emulation.
To exit setup mode and save the new emulation, make sure that the red
cursor is positioned under SAVE & END. Then press the MENU
button. The printer selects SAVE & END and then goes online.
To change other printer settings using the printer setup mode, see Chapter 5.
PRINTING A SAMPLE PAGE
(ONLINE)
Once the self-test verifies that the printer is functioning correctly, try printing
using one of your software packages. This exercise will ensure that the printer
is correctly connected to your computer.
If you are using a parallel interface, the printer usually prints the correct
characters automatically. However, you may need to adjust the page layout or
various print features using your software or the printer setup mode. If you are
using a serial interface, the printer may not work at all or it may print a lot of
“?” characters. In this case, the serial settings on the printer do not match
those of your computer or your software. Before changing any settings, use
the procedure described below to try printing using the printer’s preselected
factory settings.
Test communication between the printer and computer as follows:
1. Load a sheet of paper.
2. Check that the printer is online. If the ONLINE indicator is not green,
press the ONLINE button.
3. Try to print using your word processor, a programming language, or
other software.
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• Make sure that the interface cable is properly connected.
• Make sure that the printer emulation selected in your software is
the same as that selected on the printer.
Paper
Handling
You can change the serial settings on either the printer or your
computer. To change the printer settings, see Chapter 5. To
change the computer settings, use the selection menus provided by
your software or the commands of your computer operating system.
The following example uses the MS-DOS operating system:
Setting Up
• If you are using a serial interface, make sure that the printer
serial interface settings are the same as those on the computer. The
printer’s preselected factory settings are 8 data bits, no parity, 1
stop bit, 9600 baud, and XON/XOFF protocol.
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If the printer does not print or prints the wrong characters, proceed as
follows:
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4. Use your software printer selection menus or the printer setup mode
(described in Chapter 5) to make required changes in the page layout
or other print features.
Printing
Setup Mode
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Using MS-DOS to Specify Serial Interface Settings
For an IBM PC or compatible device, use the following MS-DOS
MODE commands to set the computer serial settings to match the
printer factory settings:
MODE COM1:9600,N,8,1,P
MODE LPT1:=COM1
To activate these settings whenever you turn the computer on, write
the MODE commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Make sure
that the MODE.COM file is included in your root directory.
If the printer still doesn’t work, consult your dealer or someone
experienced in serial interface communications.
• If an error occurs during printing with Windows, simply printing
the page again will cause the printed characters to be garbled. To
avoid this problem, execute reset from the control panel or turn off
the printer, then print the page again.
You are now finished setting up and testing the printer. To familiarize
yourself with everyday printer operations, such as loading paper, selecting
print features, and printing, see Chapters 3 and 4.
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A printer driver is required for using the printer in a Windows environment.
Special printer drivers for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, XP, and 2003 are
provided with the DL3750+/3850+ printer.
Introduction
For information about how to install printer drivers, refer to Readme.txt of the
printer driver to be installed.
· These printer drivers run with DLP24C+ emulation. Be sure to specify
DLP24C+ emulation for the printer mode.
· The DL3750+/3850+ printer driver is a printer driver for monochrome
printing.
The color data printing result may differ from its print preview or the
monochrome data printing result.
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INSTALLING THE
PRINTER DRIVER
Setting Up
Paper
Handling
Printing
Setup Mode
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PAPER HANDLING
This chapter explains how your printer uses paper.
Topics covered are:
3
Selecting paper
Overview of paper operations
Adjusting for paper thickness
Using single sheets
Using continuous forms
Feeding and positioning paper
Switching paper types
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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PAPER HANDLING
Tips for paper handling are given at the end of this chapter. Check that
section if you are using multipart forms, envelopes, or labels.
SELECTING PAPER
Length
Width
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Single sheets: 76 to 364 mm (3 to 14.3 in)
Continuous forms: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
Single sheets: 76 to 420 mm (3 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
Single sheets: 102 to 267 mm (4 to 10.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 to 267 mm (4 to 10.5 in)
Single sheets: 102 to 420 mm (4 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 to 420 mm (4 to 16.5 in)
0.35 mm (0.014 in) maximum total thickness.
1 to 5 copies, including the original.
For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon counts as a
copy.
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Thickness
Copies
80
column
136
column
80
column
136
column
Printing
For best results, use paper that meets the specifications listed below. (See
Appendix B for detailed specifications.) If you are unsure of the suitability of
a particular paper, try testing the paper or consult your dealer.
Paper
Handling
The printer can handle either single sheets or continuous forms. Single sheets,
also called cut sheets, include envelopes and noncontinuous, multipart forms.
Continuous forms include labels and multipart forms fed into the printer using
the forms tractors.
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PAPER HANDLING
OVERVIEW OF PAPER
OPERATIONS
The following levers and buttons are used in paper handling:
• Paper select lever at the top left corner of the printer
• Paper thickness lever at the top right corner of the printer
• LF/FF, TEAR OFF, LOAD, and MENU buttons on the control panel
(A different function is enabled when each button is pressed in
conjunction with the ONLINE button.)
The following figure shows the location of each lever and button:
Paper select
lever
Paper
thickness
lever
Control panel
Menu indicators
Buttons
Printer levers and buttons
Table 3.1 summarizes the use of levers and buttons in paper handling. More
detailed information is provided later in this chapter.
NOTE
To load or feed paper, the printer must be:
• Online but not receiving or printing data
• Offline but not in setup mode
To micro-feed paper, which is done with the ONLINE button, the printer
must be:
• Offline but not in setup mode.
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Table 3.1 Levers and Buttons Used for Paper Handling
Lever/Button
LF/FF
Purpose
Form feed
Forward micro
feed
Press and hold LF/FF to execute a form
feed. Continuous forms are fed forward
by one page. Single sheets are ejected.
Press LF/FF within three seconds to feed
paper forward by one line.
Press LF/FF and ONLINE to feed paper
forward by 1/180 inch.
Load/unload
Press LOAD to load paper or to retract
continuous forms to the "park position".
Reverse micro
feed
Press LOAD and ONLINE to feed
paper backward by 1/180 inch.
MENU
Save adjusted
load point
Press MEMU and ONLINE to permanently store the load position adjusted by
micro feeding
Paper
select
lever *
Select paper
path
Paper
thickness
lever
Adjust for
paper thickness
or number of
copies
Move the paper select lever forward for
single sheets (cut sheet stand).
Move the paper select lever backward for
continuous forms.
Select the number corresponding to the
number of copies (including the original).
Vary the setting up or down (including A
to D) to optimize printing. Select D when
replacing ribbon or clearing a paper jam.
*
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LOAD
Printing
Press TEAR OFF to advance the forms
perforation to the tear-off edge. Tear off
the forms, then press any button to
retract the remaining forms.
Paper
Handling
Advance forms
for tear-off
Setting Up
TEAR OFF
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Line feed
Action
The following graphics are engraved on the cover.
: Continuous forms
: Cut sheets
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ADJUSTING FOR PAPER
THICKNESS
The printer can handle paper of different thicknesses, including multipart
forms with up to five parts (original plus four copies). For details on paper
thickness specifications, see Appendix B.
The paper thickness lever, located at the top right corner of the printer, allows
you to adjust for different paper thicknesses. Be sure to adjust the paper
thickness lever whenever you change the number of copies being printed.
The paper thickness lever has nine settings: 1 to 5 and A to D. Use Table 3.2
to determine the appropriate setting for your paper; then, move the paper
thickness lever to the appropriate position.
Paper thickness lever
Move to D.
Adjusting the paper thickness lever
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Table 3.2 Paper Thickness Lever Settings
Number of Copies
(Including the Original) *1
Setting *2
1
2 copies
2
3 copies
3
4 copies
4
5 copies
5
Ribbon replacement
D
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1 copy
USING SINGLE SHEETS
This section describes how to load paper in the cut sheet stand.
The cut sheet stand allows paper to be loaded manually, one sheet at a time.
Printing
Loading a Single Sheet of Paper
To load a sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand:
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1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Check that rear-fed continuous forms are retracted to the park position. (For details, see the
section Unloading Continuous Forms later in this chapter.)
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NOTE
If printing is messy, the ribbon misfeeds, or the paper jams, move the
lever one setting higher.
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*1 For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon counts as one copy.
*2 Vary the setting up or down (including A to D) to optimize printing.
Select D when replacing a ribbon or clearing a paper jam. For labels
and envelopes, use trial-and-error to determine a satisfactory setting.
PAPER HANDLING
2. If necessary, reset the paper thickness lever. (See the section
Adjusting for Paper Thickness earlier in this chapter.)
3. Move the paper select lever forward. (This lever is at the top left of
the printer.)
4. Raise the cut sheet stand. Position the left paper guide. Note that its
movable range is limited.
Adjusting the left margin
Below the left paper guide, the cut sheet stand has a scale graduated in units of
0.1 inch. When the left paper guide is positioned all the way to the right, the
left margin is approximately 5 mm (0.2 inch). To help align paper, also use
the two inch-based rulers on the ejection cover of the printer. The gradations
on the ruler are for 10 columns per inch.
Left margin
(minimum)
Preparing to load a sheet of paper
5. Insert a sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Make sure that the
bottom edge of the paper engages snugly with the platen. Adjust the
right paper guide.
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6. Press the LOAD button. The paper will advance to the top-of-form
position. The top-of-form position is the first line on which printing
can start. To adjust the position of the paper slightly, simultaneously
press the ONLINE button and the LF/FF button or the LOAD button.
The paper will move forward or backward in 1/180-inch increments.
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Paper
Handling
Printing
Loading a sheet of paper
• Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guides if required.
• Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup mode (see
Chapter 5).
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7. Place the printer online. Print a sample page and check the page
margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary:
PAPER HANDLING
Ejecting Single Sheets
If you print using software, each sheet is ejected automatically when the end of
the printed page is reached. To manually eject sheets of paper, use either of
the following methods:
• Press and hold down the LF/FF button to execute a forward form
feed.
• Turn the platen knob clockwise.
USING CONTINUOUS
FORMS
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Continuous forms paper, fanfolded at the horizontal perforations, is ideal for
printing rough drafts and long files. The paper is fed into the printer using the
forms tractors. The forms tractors unit at the rear of the printer pushes paper
from the rear to the platen. This is called push-tractor feeding.
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Positioning the Paper Stack
Place the stack of continuous forms paper directly below the rear of the
printer. After the paper is installed in the printer, the paper path should look
like this:
Introduction
Good placement
Setting Up
Feed from rear slot
Bad placement
Paper
Handling
Printing
Placement of continuous forms
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Loading Continuous Forms
This section explains how to use continuous forms. The tractor unit pushes
continuous forms.
To load continuous forms paper:
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Remove any single- sheet
paper from the printer.
2. If necessary, readjust the paper thickness lever for continuous forms.
(See the section Adjusting for Paper Thickness earlier in this
chapter.)
Paper thickness lever
No. of Copies
1
2 to 3
4
5
Setting
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Paper thickness lever setting
3. Move the paper select lever to the rear of the printer.
Continuous forms side
Preparing to load continuous forms paper
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Cut sheet stand
Introduction
5. Position the right tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer). Push
the right locking lever down to secure the tractor. Center the middle
forms support.
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Reference
4. Release the tractor locking levers by pulling them up. Open the tractor
paper holders. See the following figure.
Setting Up
Forms
tractors
Continuous
forms side
Paper select lever
Locking levers
Paper
Handling
Tractor guide
Positioning the tractors
Adjusting the left margin
Printing
Below the right tractor, as seen from the back, there is a tractor guide, short
inch-based ruler graduated in 10 columns per inch. Use the ruler to help
position the tractor. When the paper edge is positioned to the left most line,
the left margin is approximately 12mm (0.5 inch) including perforation area.
Tractor paper holders
Setup Mode
Tractor paper holders
Ajusting the left margin
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PAPER HANDLING
6. Fit the paper feed holes onto the left and right tractor pins. Adjust the
left tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer) to the width of the
form. Close the paper holders.
7. Pull the left tractor (as seen from the rear) to stretch the paper taut.
Push the left locking lever down to secure the tractor in place.
8. Strongly pull the back cover off of the cut sheet stand (in the
direction indicated by the arrow) and set it down.
Cut sheet stand
Back cover
Setting the back cover
9. Install the cut sheet stand. For installation, see the section Installing
the Cut Sheet Stand in Chapter 2.
10. Press the LOAD button to advance the paper to the top-of-form
position. Top-of-form is the first line on which printing can start.
11. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Print a sample
page and check the page margins. Make the following adjustments,
as necessary:
• Horizontal alignment. Move the forms tractors as required.
• Top-of-form setting (see Chapter 5).
• Margin settings. Use your software or the printer setup mode (see
Chapter 5).
If the paper cut position and the perforation position do not fit, adjust
them by using the following procedure.
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NOTE
When you use continuous forms, make sure that the edges of both left and
right paper guides do not touch the paper.
Slide both paper guides flush against the ends of both sides.
Good
Left paper
guide
Introduction
Unacceptable
Continuous
form
Cut sheet
stand
Setting Up
Right paper
guide
Adjusting the TEAR OFF position
Adjustment procedure :
- The adjustment range is plus or minus 63/180 inches
(approximately 9 mm). When it is exceeded, an alarm beeps.
3. When the cut position is adjusted, release the TEAR OFF button.
The paper feed amount at the end of the adjustment is stored as the
amount by which the paper will be fed when the TEAR OFF button is
pressed.
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2. While holding down the TEAR OFF button, adjust the cut position by
using the LF/FF button or LOAD button.
- LF/FF button: Pressing this button once extends the paper feed
amount by 1/180 inches.
- LOAD button: Pressing this button once reduces the paper feed
amount by 1/180 inches.
Printing
1. Use the TEAR OFF button to advance the paper to its cut position.
(Keep holding down the TEAR OFF button.)
Paper
Handling
When the TEAR OFF button is used to advance the paper to cut it, the paper
cut position and the perforation position may not match. In such cases, adjust
their positions by using the following procedure.
PAPER HANDLING
Unloading Continuous Forms
To unload continuous forms:
1. Make sure that the paper select lever is set to the rear position.
2. Press the LOAD button. The continuous forms paper is retracted to
the park position. If the paper cannot be retracted in one operation,
continue to press the LOAD button until the paper is parked.
NOTE
The printer can retract continuous forms paper a maximum of
55.8 cm (22 inches) per operation.
3. To remove the paper, raise the tractor paper holders and lift out the
paper.
Installing the Tractor Unit
Install the tractor unit by following the procedure below if it happens to be
disengaged from the studs.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Remove the cut sheet stand and open the acoustic cover.
3. Hook the notch of the tractor unit against stud 1, and then rotate the
unit downward so as to set the other notch onto stud 2.
Acoustic cover
Stud 1
Stud 2
Stud 1
Stud 2
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Tearing Off Continuous Forms
Your printer has a special “tear-off edge” that allows you to tear off printed
pages without wasting paper. The tear-off edge is located on the ejection
cover.
2. Tear the paper off at the perforation.
Paper
Handling
NOTE
If the bottom perforation of your paper is not positioned at the
tear-off edge, the length of your paper may not be specified
correctly in your software or the printer setup mode. Check that
the paper length is specified correctly. For information on
specifying page length using setup mode, see Chapter 5.
Setting Up
1. Press the TEAR OFF button. The bottom perforation of the last page
advances to the tear-off edge. If you specified TEAR OFF: AUTO
using the CONFIG function in setup mode, the paper automatically
advances to the tear-off edge at the end of each job (or when the
printer has printed all the data received).
Introduction
To tear off continuous forms using the tear-off edge:
Printing
Setup Mode
Tearing off continuous forms
3. Press any button to retract the forms back to the top-of-form position.
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FEEDING AND
POSITIONING PAPER
Line Feed/Form Feed
Use the line feed/form feed function to move paper forward. This function is
valid when the printer is online or offline. Pressing and holding down the LF/
FF button feeds one sheet of paper. Pressing the LF/FF button once advances
the paper one line (do not hold the button more than three seconds).
The printer does not allow you to execute “reverse” form or line feeds from
the control panel. To feed paper backward, manually rotate the platen knob.
Remember that the top-of-form will slip from the original setting.
Micro Feed
Use the micro feed function to fine tune the position of the paper. This
function is valid when the printer is offline. Press the ONLINE and LF/FF
buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper forward. Press the ONLINE and
LOAD buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper backward.
Remember that the top-of-form will slip from the original setting.
Load Position Adjust
Use also the micro feed function to adjust the load position of the paper. This
function is valid when the printer is offline. When this function is used
immediately after the LOAD button is pressed, the adjusted position is
retained temporarily as the new load position until the power is turned off.
Pressing the ONLINE and MENU buttons simultaneously saves the new load
position permanently. Load positions are saved separately for single sheets
and continuous forms.
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If you have more than one type of job, it is often necessary to switch between
continuous forms and single sheets. This section explains how to switch
between paper types. It is not necessary to remove the continuous forms paper
from the printer.
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SWITCHING PAPER TYPES
Introduction
Switching to Single Sheets
To switch from continuous forms to single sheets:
1. Tear off your printed pages.
CAUTION
Failure to retract the forms paper will cause paper jams.
Setting Up
2. Retract the forms paper to the park position by pressing the LOAD
button. The PAPER OUT indicator turns red.
3. Move the paper select lever forward to the single sheet position.
Paper
Handling
4. Mount the cut sheet stand. (For details, see the section Using Single
Sheets earlier in this chapter.) If you are using the cut sheet stand,
press the LOAD button to advance the paper to the top-of-form
position.
You are now ready to print using single sheets.
Printing
Setup Mode
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Switching to Continuous Forms
To switch from single sheets to continuous forms:
1. If a sheet of paper is loaded, remove the paper by turning the platen
knob or pressing and holding down the LF/FF button.
CAUTION
Failure to remove paper may cause a paper jam.
2. Move the paper select lever to the rear to the continuous forms
position.
3. Press the LOAD button. The continuous forms paper advances to the
top-of-form position.
You are now ready to print using continuous forms paper.
TIPS ON PAPER HANDLING
General Tips
• Use high-quality paper. Do not use paper that is wrinkled or curled at
the edges.
• Do not use paper with staples or metal parts.
• Do not use paper with unpredictable variations in thickness, such as
paper with partial multilayers, paper with embossed printing, and
labels with the backing sheet exposed.
• Store paper in a clean, dry environment.
Multipart Forms
• Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets if possible. Printing
tends to become misaligned on the bottom sheet.
• To ensure smoother feeding of paper-stapled, multipart forms,
raise the cut sheet stand to support the forms.
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Envelopes
When printing envelopes, use the cut sheet stand or the manual feed slot.
Note the following:
Introduction
• Set the paper thickness lever to best accommodate envelope thickness.
• When loading envelopes, make sure that the envelope flaps face
forward. Otherwise, the envelopes may jam in the printer.
Labels
Setting Up
Paper
Handling
Printing
• Be careful to check operating conditions when using labels. Labels
are sensitive to temperature and humidity.
• Only use labels mounted on continuous forms backing sheets.Do not
print labels mounted on single sheet backing. Labels mounted on
single sheet backing tend to slip and printing becomes crooked.
• Set the paper thickness lever to best accommodate label thickness.
• Do not feed labels backwards using the LOAD button from the
control panel. Jamming may occur.
• Do not use the printer tear-off feature when printing labels. If the
labels are retracted, the backing may peel off and the labels may jam in
the printer.
• Do not leave labels loaded in the printer. If labels curl around the
platen, jamming may occur when printing is resumed.
• Test-print labels before running a job. If jams occur, set the paper
thickness lever to a wider position. If jamming problems continue, try
a different type of label.
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PRINTING
This chapter describes the following everyday
printing operations:
PRINTING
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CHAPTER
Selecting print features
Starting, stopping, or resuming printing
Removing printed pages
Clearing the print buffer
Instructions for loading paper are given in Chapter 3.
Setting Up
SELECTING PRINT
FEATURES
The print features you select determine how your printed pages will look.
Print features include the following:
Print quality
Fonts
Pitch (characters per horizontal inch)
Page length and width
Line spacing (lines per vertical inch)
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If your software has limited options, you can use the printer control panel to
select print features. Sometimes, the control panel enables you to select
features not available through your software. For example, you can select
downloaded fonts not supported by your software.
Printing
To select print features, you can use either commercial software or the printer
control panel. The method you use depends on the capabilities of your
software. If your software has most of the features you require, you may
rarely – if ever – have to use the control panel. In fact, your software often
overrides the printer settings.
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Handling
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•
PRINTING
Using Commercial Software
Many commercial software packages offer a wide variety of print features,
including some features that are not supported by this printer. For example,
software often provides a wider range of font sizes than the printer can
accommodate. Software also allows you to specify multiple fonts on a page.
To determine which features your software supports and how to select them,
refer to your software documentation.
Using the Control Panel
Use the MENU button to directly select one of the two menus.
Printer control panel
The MENU button specifies MENU1 or MENU2, either of which allows you
to specify different sets of options in advance. Some of the print features
include emulation, print quality, character pitch, and line spacing.
When you first turn the printer on, the MENU 1 indicator is lit; that is, all of
the print features assigned to MENU1 are enabled. However, you can easily
switch to MENU2 before printing. You can also select a resident font other
than the fonts assigned to MENU1 and MENU2.
NOTE
For easy reference, keep a list of your current MENU 1 and MENU 2
settings near the printer. To print a list of current settings, see the section
Printing a List of Selected Options in Chapter 5. You may also want to
use the space provided in Table 4.1 to record your settings.
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Selecting MENU1 or MENU2
PRINTING
When you first turn the printer on, MENU1 is selected. To change to MENU2
or back to MENU1, proceed as follows:
2. Repeatedly press the MENU button. The lighted indicator (1 or 2)
shows the menu selected. When the menu selection is changed, the
font (font, pitch, and quality) assigned in the selected menu becomes
valid.
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1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
Setting Up
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Handling
Printing
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PRINTING
Table 4.1 MENU1 and MENU2 Settings
Setting
Print Feature
Default Settings
For easy reference, check (√) or record
your default settings in the space below.
MENU1
MENU2
Emulation
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
IBM Proprinter XL24E
Epson ESC/P2
Font
Courier 10
Prestige Elite 12
Compressed 17
Boldface PS
Pica 10
Correspondence
OCR-B 10
OCR-A 10
Courier Normal 10 (outline)
Courier Bold 10 (outline)
Courier Italic 10 (outline)
Nimbus Sans Normal PS (outline)
Nimbus Sans Bold PS (outline)
Nimbus Sans Italic PS (outline)
Timeless Normal PS (outline)
Timeless Bold PS (outline)
Timeless Italic PS (outline)
Downloaded font 0
Downloaded font 1
Print quality
Letter
Report
Draft
High-speed draft
Pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12
15, 17, 18 or 20 cpi
Proportional spacing
Other features:
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3. Press the ONLINE button to return online. You are ready to print
PRINTING
using the selected menu.
Starting Printing
Before you start to print, make sure that paper is loaded. Also, verify that the
paper thickness lever is set to the appropriate position (1 to D).
To start printing, press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Then
start your software.
To stop printing immediately, press the ONLINE button to place the printer
offline. You can also use your software to stop printing, but there will be a
slight delay before printing stops. Any data sent to the print buffer but not yet
printed is stored until you resume printing. Data in the print buffer is lost if
you turn the printer off.
Printing
Resuming from a Paper-Out
See Chapter 5 for details on setting PPR-OUT. The factory default is to stop
printing if continuous forms paper runs out and to continue printing if single
sheet paper runs out.
To resume printing when paper runs out, use either of the methods described
below:
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The printer can “sense” when paper runs out. Depending upon how PPROUT (paper-out) is set in setup mode, the printer either:
• Stops printing and lights the red PAPER OUT indicator, or
• Continues printing until no more data remains in the printer.
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To resume printing, press the ONLINE button again. To cancel printing, use
the cancel commands provided by your software or computer. To clear the
print buffer, place the printer offline and press the MENU and TEAR OFF
buttons. Any data sent to the print buffer before you canceled printing will be
lost.
Setting Up
Stopping Printing
Introduction
STARTING OR STOPPING
PRINTING
PRINTING
Printing the remaining lines on a page
This method is convenient to continue printing under the paper-out condition.
1. Press the ONLINE button. The printer returns to online mode, prints
or feeds one line, and the PAPER OUT indicator lights up again.
2. Repeat this procedure until the full page is printed. Line spacings,
however, may be uneven.
CAUTION
When using the cut sheet stand or when printing remaining lines, be careful
not to print on the platen. Printing on the platen may damage both the
platen and the print head.
Continuing printing after supplying paper
1. Install paper on the forms tractors or on the cut sheet stand.
2. To load the first sheet of paper, press the LOAD button. The PAPER
OUT indicator will turn off.
3. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. The printer
resumes printing.
NOTE
For continuous forms paper, the page where printing stopped and
the page where printing resumes may be incorrectly printed. In
this case, wait for the entire job to finish printing. Then reprint
the incorrect pages.
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Resuming after an Area Over warning
PRINTING
The AREA OVER indicator functions when AREACNT (area control) is set
to ENABLE in setup mode. See Chapter 5 for information on setting
AREACNT. The factory default is not to sense the edges. If paper is darkcolored or preprinted, the printer may not be able to sense the edges correctly.
In this case, disable the sensor.
1. Stop your software and press the ONLINE button to place the printer
offline.
Paper
Handling
2. Adjust the horizontal position of the paper or change the margin
settings in the printer setup menu or your software.
Setting Up
To resume printing when the AREA OVER indicator is on:
Introduction
The printer senses the left and right edges of paper and stores their positions
when the paper is loaded. If your software will print data past either edge, the
printer ignores that data but does not stop printing. Rather, the AREA OVER
indicator lights to call your attention to the loss of data.
3. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Restart the
software from the page that includes the lost data.
Printing
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PRINTING
REMOVING PRINTED
PAGES
This section describes the best methods for removing single sheets or
continuous forms paper after printing.
Removing Single Sheets
When you print using software, the printer automatically ejects each sheet of
paper when the end of the printed page is reached. To eject sheets manually,
use one of the following methods:
• Press and hold down the LF/FF button to execute a form feed,
or
• Turn the platen knob clockwise.
Removing Continuous Forms
To avoid wasting paper, use the printer tear-off function to remove continuous
forms paper. Press the TEAR OFF button to advance the perforation to the
tear-off edge. Tear the paper off, and then press any button to retract the paper
back to the top-of-form position. See Chapter 3 for more detailed instructions.
CLEARING THE PRINT
BUFFER
Place the printer offline. Press the MENU and TEAR OFF buttons simultaneously to clear all data from the print buffer. This method is useful when you
cancel a print operation and do not want to continue printing data already sent
to the printer.
This method does not change or clear MENU1 and MENU2 settings, paper
loading position settings, and downloaded fonts.
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5
Setup mode serves two purposes. It enables you to:
• Select the printer’s optional settings
• Help diagnose printer problems
Introduction
Your printer has two modes: normal and setup.
Normal mode is used for everyday printer operations and is explained in Chapters 3 and 4.
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USING SETUP MODE
Printing
The printer diagnostic functions are SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and
V-ALMNT. These functions are helpful for printer trouble-shooting, as
described in Chapter 7.
The sections in this chapter are presented in logical sequence. If you are a
first-time user, be sure to read the following sections first:
Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
HOW TO USE THIS CHAPTER
• Entering Setup Mode
• Overview of Setup Mode
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Handling
Optional settings on the printer include the emulation, fonts, pitch, page length
and page width, serial interface options, and the top-of-form setting. When
you save your settings in the printer’s permanent memory, they become the
new settings or defaults. These defaults are invoked whenever you turn on the
printer. For example, if you save DPL24C PLUS as the default emulation,
DPL24C PLUS is invoked when you turn on the printer.
Setting Up
These setup mode functions can be done either offline, using the printer
control panel (offline setup), or remotely, using a setup program in your
computer system or software (online setup). Primarily, this chapter explains
how to use the offline setup mode. The online setup mode, which is reviewed
briefly at the end of this chapter, is valid in all emulations. For details, refer to
the programmer's manuals.
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These sections will familiarize you with how setup mode works. Once you
understand the basics, use the following sections to select printer options that
are compatible with your computer system’s hardware and software setup:
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Printing a List of Selected Options
Deciding Which Options to Change
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options
Changing Hardware Options
Changing Print Position Adjustment Options
Changing Configuration Options
Exiting and Saving
To restore the printer default settings (factory defaults or power-on defaults),
see the section Resetting Defaults later in this chapter.
For information on using the SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and V-ALMNT
functions, see the section Using the Diagnostic Functions later in this
chapter.
For Experienced Users:
Once you are familiar with setup mode, you may want to use the flowchart at
the end of this chapter for quick reference. The flowchart lists all printer
setup functions, items, and options.
ENTERING SETUP MODE
Before entering setup mode, load continuous forms paper into the printer as
described in Chapter 3. Several sheets of paper may be required to make all of
your setup mode selections.
To enter setup mode, follow these steps:
1. Make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded and that the paper
select lever is set backward.
2. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
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3. Press the TEAR OFF and ONLINE buttons simultaneously until the
printer beeps.
Introduction
If you do not hear a beep or hear an alarm beep (beeps four times), you
are not in setup mode. Place the printer offline and try again.
Setting Up
Entering setup mode
4. When the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following
information.
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Printing
<<FUNCTION>> menu
Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
Function
Red cursor on print guide
Initial printout in setup mode
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The initial printout contains a header, help menu, and <<FUNCTION>>
menu. The header tells you that the printer is offline and in setup mode. The
help menu provides a quick summary of how to use setup mode. The
<<FUNCTION>> menu lists all of the functions available to you in setup
mode. Note that the red cursor on the plastic print guide is initially positioned
below the SAVE & END function.
Setup mode can also be entered by turning off the printer, then turning the
printer back on while pressing the TEAR OFF and ONLINE buttons simultaneously until the printer beeps.
When you enter setup mode, the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
OVERVIEW OF SETUP
MODE
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
Table 5.1 summarizes the purpose of each function.
Table 5.1 Setup Mode Functions
Type
Select Function
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Purpose
SAVE & END
Exits setup mode and saves any changes made
while in setup mode.
MENU1 and
MENU2
Assigns print features to MENU1 and
MENU2 on the printer control panel.
HARDWRE
Changes the printer hardware options.
ADJUST
Changes the print position adjustment options.
CONFIG
Changes the configuration options.
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Table 5.1 Setup Mode Functions (Cont.)
Type
Function
Purpose
DEFAULT
Resets factory defaults in MENU1 and MENU2.
Sub Function
LIST
Prints a list of all currently selected options.
Self Diagnostic
Function
SELF-TST
Runs the self-test.
HEX-DUMP
Prints hex dumps.
V-ALMNT
Checks and corrects vertical print alignment.
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Select
1. Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position the
red cursor on the plastic print guide under the function you require.
The LOAD button moves the cursor to the next option and the LF/FF
button moves the cursor to the previous option.
Printing
The first three MENU1 items and their options are shown below.
Items are enclosed in single brackets < >.
<EMULATE>
DPL24C+
XL24E
ESC/P2
PRSTG12
COMPRSD
BOLDFCE
PICA 10
CORRESP
OCR-B
OCR-A
COUR-N
COUR-I
N.SAN-N
N.SAN-B
N.SAN-I
TIMLS-N
TIMLS-B
TIMLS-I
DOWNLD0
DOWNLD1
LETTER
REPORT
DRAFT
HI-DRAFT
<QUALITY>
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<FONT>
COUR 10
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2. Press the TEAR OFF button or the MENU button to select the
function. If the function has items and options, the printer prints the
first item and its options. The MENU1, MENU2, HARDWRE,
ADJUST, and CONFIG functions contain items that have selectable
options. The other functions have neither items nor options.
Setting Up
To select a function from the <<FUNCTION>> menu:
USING SETUP MODE
To select an option from the <item> menu:
1. Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position the
red cursor on the plastic print guide under the option you require.
2. Press the MENU button to select the option. The printer prints the
next item and its options. You can press MENU to select the option.
Then, the printer prints the previous item and its options.
3. After selecting the desired options, press the ONLINE button to
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
For each item, the short-underlined option is the current default option
(the option currently saved in the printer’s permanent memory). In the
previous example, the default options are Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
emulation, Courier 10 font, and letter print quality.
The chart on the next page summarizes how to select options such as
emulation, font, and print quality and how to use functions that do not
have options.
Setup Mode Example
To become familiar with setup mode, try the following example. This
example shows how to change the font and pitch in MENU2 to Prestige Elite
12 and 12 cpi.
1. Load continuous forms paper.
2. Enter setup mode.
Press the TEAR OFF and ONLINE buttons simultaneously until the
printer beeps.
3. Select the MENU2 function.
Wait for the printer to stop printing and press the LOAD button or the
LF/FF button twice to position the red cursor on the print guide under
MENU2. Press the TEAR OFF button or the MENU button to select
the MENU2 function and print the <EMULATE> item and its options.
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Handling
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4. Select the current emulation.
Since you do not want to change the emulation, press the MENU
button to select the current emulation and print the next item,
<FONT> and its options.
5. Change the font to Prestige Elite 12.
Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button once to position the
cursor beneath PRSTG12. Press the MENU button to select
PRSTG12 and print the next item, <QUALITY>, and its options.
6. Select the current print quality.
Since you do not want to change the print quality, press the MENU
button to select the current print quality and print the next item,
<PITCH>, and its options.
7. Change the pitch to 12 cpi and exit the MENU2 function.
Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button once to position the
cursor under 12 CPI. Since you do not want to make any other
changes in MENU2, press the ONLINE button to select 12 CPI and
exit MENU2. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted.
8. Exit setup mode, saving the new font and pitch.
Since the cursor is under SAVE & END, press the MENU button or
the TEAR OFF button to select SAVE & END. The printer saves
Prestige Elite 12 and 12 cpi as the new power-on defaults in MENU2.
The printer then exits setup mode and returns online. These settings
remain in effect until changed.
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Points to Remember
• Load continuous forms paper before entering setup mode. In setup
mode, the LF/FF button cannot be used to feed paper. To adjust the
line position of paper in setup mode, use the platen knob.
Introduction
• Whenever you enter setup mode, short help menus are printed
at the top of the page. Help menus are also printed when you select
the SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, or V-ALMNT functions. Use help
menus for quick reference while in setup mode.
• A short underline under the first two letters of an option indicates that
it is the current default setting. For example, 12 CPI indicates that 12
characters per inch is the default pitch.
To change the default, select and save a new pitch setting.
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Mode
Setup
• To exit setup mode and permanently save your changes, select either
the SAVE & END function. For details, see the section Exiting and
Saving later in this chapter. To exit setup mode without saving your
changes, turn the printer off. Your previous power-on defaults are
active when you turn the printer on again.
Printing
• While in setup mode, you can use the LIST function to print out a list
of the currently selected options (see the next section for details).
Paper
Handling
• While in the <<FUNCTION>> menu or when selecting a function that
contains items and selectable options, press the ONLINE button to
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
Setting Up
• When printing the items and options for each function, you can only
print one item at a time. However, you can move either forward or
backward in the item list. To move forward (print the next item), press
the MENU button. To move backward (print the previous item), press
the TEAR OFF button.
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PRINTING A LIST OF
SELECTED OPTIONS
The LIST function prints a list of all the printer’s currently selected options.
This function is useful for checking the printer settings when you first enter
setup mode or just before you exit. To print a list of options, load continuous
forms paper and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Place the printer offline. Press the TEAR OFF button and the
ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the
printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>>
menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the LIST function.
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position the
red cursor under LIST. Next press the TEAR OFF button or the
MENU button to select the LIST function. The printer starts to print a
list of the currently selected options. The preselected factory settings,
also called factory defaults, are shown on the opposite page.
When the printer finishes printing the list of options, it reprints the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
NOTE
To remove the printout, turn the platen knob until the paper can
be torn off at the perforation. In setup mode, you cannot use the
printer tear-off feature (TEAR OFF button).
3. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving any changes you made.
For details about other functions, see the other sections in this chapter.
To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure that the red
cursor is positioned beneath SAVE & END, then press the MENU
button or the TEAR OFF button.
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Setting Up
Paper
Handling
Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
*1
Printing
(*1)
LOADTIM is printed after this line when AUTO option is selected for
CUTLOAD.
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OPTIONS TO CHANGE
The previous page shows a printout of the printer’s factory default settings. In
this printout, options are listed by functional group:
•
•
•
•
•
Menu 1 settings (MENU1 function)
Menu 2 settings (MENU2 function)
Hardware settings (HARDWRE function)
Print position adjustment settings (ADJUST function)
Configuration settings (CONFIG function)
Most selectable options only alter print features, such as the typestyle,
page format. However, some options must be selected correctly for the
printer to work properly with your hardware and software. For each
function, Table 5.2 lists items whose options must be selected correctly for
system and printer accessory compatibility.
Table 5.2 Required Options
Function
MENU1
Item
EMULATE
Option
The emulation selected on the printer
must be the same as the emulation
selected in your software. If you selected
an emulation when you set up the
printer (Chapter 2), you do not need to
change the EMULATE option unless you
want to change to a different emulation.
The emulation assigned to MENU1 is the
default when you turn the printer on.
See the section Changing MENU1 and
MENU2 Options later in this chapter.
MENU2
None
If you use MENU2, the emulation selected
for MENU 2 must be the same as the
emulation selected in your software.
See the section Changing MENU1 and
MENU2 Options later in this chapter.
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Table 5.2 Required Options (Cont.)
Function
HARDWRE
Item
If you have a serial interface, the serial
interface options selected on the printer
must be the same as the settings you
selected using your software or your
computer operating system. If the settings
are not the same, the printer will not
print or will print garbage.
Introduction
FORMAT
BAUD-RT
PROTOCL
DSR
DUPLEX
CTS
CD
Option
Setting Up
See the section Changing Hardware
Options later in this chapter.
ADJUST
None
Paper
Handling
If you are not using software to specify
the top margin of the page, use the
printer’s default top-of-form setting,
1 inch (25.4 mm) from the top of the
paper. If you are using software to
specify the top margin of the page,
change the default setting to 1/6 inch
(4.2 mm).
CONFIG
None
If you are using paper that is darkcolored or preprinted with dark colors,
you may need to disable the AREA
OVER detection function.
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Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
See the section Changing Configuration
Options later in this chapter.
Printing
See the section Changing Print Position
Adjustment Options later in this
chapter.
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CHANGING MENU1 AND
MENU2 OPTIONS
The MENU1 and MENU2 functions allow you to change the print options
assigned to MENU1 and MENU2 on the printer control panel. In normal
(nonsetup) mode, you can easily switch between the menus for printing, as
described in Chapter 4.
MENU1 is invoked when you first turn the printer on.
Select the same emulation on the printer as is selected in your software. If the
emulations are not the same, the printer will not work correctly with your
software. If you plan to use two different emulations on a regular basis, assign
the most frequently used emulation to MENU1. Assign the second emulation
to MENU2. All of the other settings available for MENU1 and MENU2 are
optional. Some of the items and options will vary with the emulation.
To determine which features your software supports, refer to your software
documentation.
Table 5.3 describes the MENU1 and MENU2 items and options. Both
functions offer the same items and options. The items in Table 5.3 are listed
in the order in which they are printed. Not all items are defined for all
emulations and some options vary with the emulation.
The procedure for changing the MENU1 and MENU2 options is described
after Table 5.3.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
Options
Description
Select the same emulation as is selected in
your software. See the section Selecting an
Emulation in Chapter 2 for information on
selecting an emulation.
<EMULATE>
Fujitsu DL-series printers
(DPL24C PLUS command set)
XL24E
ESC/P2
IBM Proprinter XL24E printers
Epson printers using the ESC/P2
command set
Setting Up
DPL24C+
Introduction
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<FONT>
For each of the following fonts, the
recommended pitch settings are given
after the font name. When you change the
font, be sure to also change the pitch, if
required.
Printing
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Mode
Setup
COUR 10
PRSTG12
COMPRSD
BOLDFCE
PICA 10
CORRESP
OCR-B
OCR-A
COUR-N
COUR-B
COUR-I
N.SAN-N
N.SAN-B
N.SAN-I
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Handling
NOTE: When you change the
emulation, all MENU1 or MENU2
options are reset to the factory
defaults for that emulation.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<FONT>
(continued)
Options
TIMLS-N
TIMLS-B
TIMLS-I
DOWNLD#
Description
Font 0 or font 1 in the printer’s download
RAM
See Appendix F for font examples.
<QUALITY>
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Select the print quality that most often
meets your needs.
LETTER
Letter print quality. This option provides
the highest resolution but the slowest
print speed. It cannot be used with the
compressed font.
REPORT
Report print quality. This option provides
lower resolution than letter quality, but at
twice the speed. If you want only the
double speed, regardless of fonts, use the
correspondence font. The quality of the
correspondence font is higher than that of
report.
DRAFT
Regular draft print quality. This option
provides lower resolution than report
quality, but at 3.2 times letter speed.
HI-DRFT
High-speed draft print quality. This
option provides lower resolution than
draft quality, but at 3.5 times letter speed.
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
<PITCH>
Description
## CPI
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, or 20 cpi
(characters per horizontal inch)
PROP SP
Proportional spacing (1/12 inch per
character space)
## LPI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lpi
(lines per vertical inch)
ABCD
Change also the pitch 2 TIMES or 4
TIMES is selected.
NORMAL
Standard character width
2 TIMES
Double character width
4 TIMES
(*1)
Quadruple character width
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Printing
<CHAR-W>
3 lpi (double spacing)
ABCD
Paper
Handling
6 lpi
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
ABCD
Setting Up
<LINE SP>
Options
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MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<CHAR-H>
Description
Change also the line spacing if 2 TIMES
or 4 TIMES is selected.
NORMAL
Standard character height
2 TIMES
Double character height
4 TIMES
(*1)
Quadruple character height
<ATTRIB>
Selects an attribute to add emphasis to
your documents.
Only one attribute may be selected at
a time.
NONE
ITALICS
CONDNSD
(*1)
SHADOW
BOLD
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NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
Options
<PAGE LG>
## IN
Description
<LFT-END>
## COLM
Paper
Handling
For Epson ESC/P2 emulation:
4.0, 4.5, 5.0, ..., 11.0, 11.5, ...,
22.0 inches
Specifies the print start column for
changing the left margin. Printing
starts at the position given by this
column plus your software-specified left
margin.
Setting Up
Specifies the length of the page in
inches.
For DPL24C PLUS and IBM XL24E
emulations:
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5,
11.0 (letter size), 11.6 (A4 size), 12.0,
14.0, or 18.0 inches
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MENU2 Items
Column 1, 2, 3, ..., 41
Printing
LET-END
Softwarespecified
margin
Setup Mode
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Setup
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Options
<TOP-MRG>
Description
Specifies the number of space lines for
the top margin. The resultant blank
space is the <TOP-MRG> setting minus
1 line.
The total size of your top margin is the
above resultant value plus the following
two settings: top-of-form (default = 1
inch) and the software-specified top
margin. If you are using software to
specify the top margin, use the default
(1 line) for <TOP-MRG>.
## LINE
1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 lines
Top-of-form
Top margin
setting
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
Options
<LANGUGE>
Description
Selects a language. Appendix E shows
the character sets for each language.
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MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
The first listing is common to all
emulations. Options specific to each
emulation are skipped. See the
subsequent listings (*2) and(*3).
Paper
Handling
USA
Printing
American English
(Same as code page 437)
UK
British English
GERMAN
German
SWEDISH Swedish
PAGE437
Code page 437
PAGE850
Code page 850
PAGE860
Code page 860
PAGE863
Code page 863
PAGE865
Code page 865
ECMA94
ECMA 94
ISO8859
ISO 8859-1
PG852
Code page 852
PG852-T
Code page 852 two-pass
PG855
Code page 855
PG866
Code page 866
HUNGARY Hungarian
HUNG-T
Hungarian two-pass
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Two-pass means that diacritical marks
are printed separately from their letters
and that letters are printed without any
reduction.
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NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
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MENU2 Items
Options
<LANGUGE>
(continued)
SLOV
SLOV-T
POLISH
POLSH-T
MAZOWIA
MAZOW-T
LATIN2
LATIN2-T
KAMENIC
KAMEN-T
TURKY
TURKY-T
CYRILIC
IBM437
IBM851
ELOT928
PG-DHN
LATIN-P
ISO-LTN
LITHUA1
LITHUA2
MIK
MACEDON
PG-MAC
ELOT927
ABG
ABY
DEC GR
HBR-OLD
PG862
HBR-DEC
GREEK 11
ISO-TUK
RUSCII
LATIN-9
Description
Slovenian
Slovenian two-pass
Polish
Polish two-pass
Mazowian
Mazowian two-pass
Latin 2
Latin 2 two-pass
Kamenicky
Kamenicky two-pass
Turkish
Turkish two-pass
Cyrillic
IBM 437
IBM 851
ELOT 928
Code page DHN
Latin Polish
ISO Latin
Lithuanian1
Lithuanian2
Macedonian
ISO Turkish
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NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
French
Italian
Spanish
Danish I
Danish II
Finnish
Norwegian
(*3)
DANISH1
ITALIAN
SPANSH1
SPANSH2
JAPAN
NORWEGN
LATIN A
FRENCH
DANISH2
KOREA
LEGAL
Danish I
Italian
Spanish I
Spanish II
Japanese
Norwegian
Latin American
French
Danish II
Korea
Legal
Printing
(*2)
FRENCH
ITALIAN
SPANISH
DANISH1
DANISH2
FINNISH
NORWEGN
Paper
Handling
<LANGUGE>
(continued)
Description
Setting Up
Options
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MENU2 Items
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Setup
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<CHR-SET>
Options
SET 1
SET 2
Description
IBM character set 1
IBM character set 2
If a downloaded (soft) font is used, the
character set for that font overrides the
<CHR-SET> setting.
(*3)
ITALIC
GRAPHIC
<PRF-SKP>
SKIP
NO-SKIP
<WIDTH>
(*5)
13.6 IN
11.4 IN
11.0 IN
8.0 IN
<ZEROFNT>
(*2)
For continuous forms, this option
specifies whether an inch is skipped
around the perforation. If you are not
using software to specify a bottom
margin, select SKIP when using thicker,
multipart forms.
One inch is skipped around the perforation.
The perforation is not skipped. Printing
continues in the bottom margin of the
page.
13.6-inch page width
11.4-inch page width
11-inch page width
8-inch page width
Specifies whether to print the number
zero with a slash. This is useful to
distinguish the capital letter “O”
from the number “0”.
Invalid for some soft fonts.
NO-SLSH
SLASH
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Graphics characters (ruled lines) are
available.
0
0/
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NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
<DC3-CDE>
(*4)
Options
ENABLE
DISABLE
No line feed is added to a carriage
return.
CR & LF
A line feed is added to each carriage
return.
LF ONLY
No carriage return is added to a line
feed.
LF & CR
A carriage return is added to each line
feed.
Printing
CR ONLY
Paper
Handling
<LF-CODE>
(*3)
Enables the DC1 and DC3 codes.
Any data received between DC3 and
the next DC1 is ignored.
Disables the DC1 and DC3 codes. These
codes are then ignored.
Setting Up
<CR-CODE>
Description
Introduction
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
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Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTES:
• Underlined options are the factory defaults.
• Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson
ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table.
MENU1 and
MENU2 Items
<RGHTEND>
<==END==>
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
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Options
Description
WRAP
End-of-line wrap. Causes a carriage
return plus a line feed.
OVR-PRT
Characters are overprinted at the end of a
line.
Indicates the end of MENU1 items. Press
the MENU button to print the first item,
<EMULATE>. Press the TEAR OFF
button to print the previous item,
<RGHTEND>. Press the ONLINE button
to reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
Unavailable in the IBM XL24E emulation
Unavailable in the Epson ESC/P2 emulations
Available only in the Epson ESC/P2 emulations
Available only in the DPL24C+ emulation
Available only for 136-column printers
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Procedure
To change the options assigned to MENU1 or MENU2, make sure that
continuous forms paper is loaded and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Introduction
Place the printer offline. Press the TEAR OFF button and the
ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the
printer to stop printing. The following <<FUNCTION>> menu is
printed:
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the MENU1 or MENU2 function.
<EMULATE>
DPL24C+
XL24E
ESC/P2
Paper
Handling
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under either the MENU1 or MENU2 function. Press
the TEAR OFF button or the MENU button to select the function and
print the following <EMULATE> options:
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<<FUNCTION>>
3. Select an emulation.
• Press the TEAR OFF button to select the emulation and print
<==END==>. Press the TEAR OFF button again to print the last
MENU1 or MENU2 item. (As shown in Table 5.3, this is the
<RGHTEND> item). The TEAR OFF button is convenient when
the options you need to change are near the end of the list of
items.
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Setup
• Press the MENU button to select the emulation and print the next
MENU1 or MENU2 item. (As shown in Table 5.3, this is the
<FONT> item).
Printing
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the cursor under the emulation you require. Then do either of the
following:
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NOTE
Whenever you select a new emulation, all MENU1 or MENU2
options are reset to the factory defaults for that emulation.
4. If necessary, change the other MENU1 or MENU2 options.
Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to move the cursor to the
option you want to select. Press the MENU button to select the
option and print the next item listed in Table 5.3. Press the TEAR
OFF button to select the option and print the previous item.
5. Exit MENU1 or MENU2.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the selected function and reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
6. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving your changes.
For details about other functions, see the other sections in this
chapter. To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure the
red cursor is positioned beneath SAVE & END, and then press the
TEAR OFF button or the MENU button.
Resetting MENU1 and MENU2
To reset the factory defaults for both MENU1 and MENU2, select the
DEFAULT function. For more information, see the section Resetting
Defaults later in this chapter. The DEFAULT function cannot reset those
options which are handled by the HARDWRE, ADJUST, and CONFIG
functions.
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CHANGING HARDWARE
OPTIONS
The HARDWRE function defines the printer’s hardware operating conditions. If you are using the optional RS-232C serial interface, the serial
interface options must be set properly for the printer to function correctly
with your system hardware.
Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options
Introduction
Table 5.4 describes the HARDWRE items and options . Items are listed in
the order in which they are printed. The procedure for changing the
hardware options is described after Table 5.4.
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
Options
<PPR-OUT>
Setting Up
HARDWRE
Items
Description
Specifies how the printer responds
when you run out of paper.
CNTONLY
Printing
IGNORE
Paper
Handling
DETECT
The printer detects paper-out only
for continuous forms. Printing stops
and the PAPER OUT indicator lights
red.
The printer detects paper-out for
both continuous forms and single
sheets. Printing stops and the
PAPER OUT indicator lights red.
The printer ignores paper-out for
both continuous forms and single
sheets. Printing continues until no
more data remains. No PAPER
OUT warning is displayed.
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
<PRT-DIR>
Options
BI-DIR
UNI-DIR
<BUZZER>
Bidirectional printing. The printer prints
in either direction while seeking the next
print direction for a shorter print time.
Unidirectional printing. Unidirectional
printing is used for printing vertical lines
in tables even if vertical alignment is not
adjusted. Unidirectional printing is
slower than bidirectional printing.
Enables or disables the printer status
buzzer.
ON
OFF
<WORD-LG>
Buzzer on (recommended).
The printer beeps to indicate paperout or other conditions.
Buzzer off under any conditions.
To determine the required word
length, refer to your computer
documentation. Select 8-BIT to print bit
image graphics.
8 BIT
7 BIT
<BUFFER>
8-bit word length (used by most
computers)
7-bit word length (MSB = 0)
Assigns buffer memory to input data and
downloaded font data.
NONE
256BYTE
2KBYTE
8KBYTE
24KBYTE
32KBYTE
96KBYTE
128KBYT
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Description
Print buffer
0 byte
256 bytes
2K bytes
8K bytes
24K bytes
32K bytes
96K bytes
128K bytes
Download buffer
128K bytes
127.75K bytes
126K bytes
120K bytes
104K bytes
96K bytes
32K bytes
0K bytes
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
Description
<INTRFCE>
Selects the type of the interface to the
computer.
Setting Up
NOTE:
• 0BYTE option is recommended
only for graphics application.
• With 128KB selected, the printer
cannot accept any download font
data.
Introduction
<BUFFER>
(continued)
Centronics parallel interface
RS-232C serial interface
USB interface
Auto interface selection mode
• Both interfaces are ready for
communication.
• Specify the timing regarding the
selected interface as being inactive.
AUTO20S
To switch the interface to the optional
LAN interface, mount the LAN card with
the setup mode set to "AUTO-XS" or
"AUTOXXS" under "INTERFCE," which
in turn is under "HARDWRE" The
interface will automatically switch to the
optional LAN interface.
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Printing
To switch the interface to something other
than the optional LAN interface, do either
of the following:
• To return the setup mode to
"INTERFCE" under "HARDWRE,"
remove the LAN card.
• To switch the interface to a fixed
interface, set PARALEL,USB with the
LAN card mounted, and the setup mode
set to "INTERFCE" under
"HARDWRE."
Serial Interface or USB interface Items. The following <FORMAT> to
<DUPLEX> items are not printed when you select the PARALEL option for the
<INTRFCE> item. Be sure that the options selected on the printer are the same as
the options selected using your computer operating system or your software.
Refer to the documentation provided for your computer and software.
Paper
Handling
PARALEL
SERIAL
USB
AUTO-2S
AUTO-4S
AUTO-6S
AUTO10S
AUTO15S
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
Options
<FORMAT>
8NONE 1
8NONE 2
8EVEN 1
8ODD 1
7EVEN 1
7ODD 1
7MARK 1
7SPACE 1
7EVEN 2
7ODD 2
Description
Number of
data bits
8
8
8
8
7
7
7
7
7
7
Parity bit
None
None
Even
Odd
Even
Odd
Mark
Space
Even
Odd
Number of
stop bits
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
The data format also includes a start
bit. The mark is logical 1. The space
is logical 0.
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Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
HARDWRE
Items
<PROTOCL>
Indicates data transmission protocol.
The DC1 and DC3 codes are used.
The Data Terminal Ready signal is used.
The Reverse Channel signal is used.
<DSR>
IGNORE
DETECT
DSR is ignored by the printer.
DSR is detected by the printer.
<DUPLEX>
FULL
Simultaneous data transmission occurs in
opposite directions.
Data transmission occurs in either
direction, but not simultaneously.
IGNORE
DETECT
CTS is ignored by the printer.
CTS is detected by the printer.
<CD>
IGNORE
DETECT
CD is ignored by the printer.
CD is detected by the printer.
<==END==>
Printing
<CTS>
Paper
Handling
XON/XOF
DTR
REV-CHL
HALF
Indicates the end of the HARDWRE
item list. Press the MENU button to print the
first item, which is <PPR-OUT>. Press the
TEAR OFF button to print the previous item.
Press the ONLINE button to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
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The baud rate is in bps (bits per
second). Select the same baud rate as
used by your computer or modem.
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150
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
Description
Introduction
<BAUD-RT>
Options
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Procedure
To change the printer’s hardware options, make sure that continuous forms
are loaded and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and
check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
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2. Select the HARDWRE function.
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under HARDWRE. Press the MENU button to select
the HARDWRE function and print the first item and its options, as
shown below:
<PPR-OUT>
CNTONLY
DETECT
IGNORE
3. Select an option for the selected item.
Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to move the cursor to the
option you require. Press the MENU button to select the option and
print the next item.
NOTE
To print the previous item, press the TEAR OFF button.
4. Repeat step 3 until all required options are changed.
5. Exit the HARDWRE function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the HARDWRE function and
reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
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6. Do either of the following:
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving your changes.
When you print using ruled paper, you often want to adjust the print position
so that the print sits properly on the ruled lines. The ADJUST function
allows you to:
•
•
•
•
Set top-of-form position
Fine-tune top-of-form position
Fine-tune left print start column (left margin)
Adjust for accumlative line spacing error in a page
The top edge of your paper is the physical top of the page. The logical top
of the page, as “understood” by the printer when loading paper, is called the
top-of-form. Printing starts at this position. Note that printing actually starts
at the position obtained by adding the following:
Printing
•
•
•
Top-of-form, default = 1.8/6 inch (7.6mm)
Top margin specified by your software
Printer TOP-MRG (top margin setting), default = 1 line
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Table 5.5 describes the ADJUT items and options. Items are listed in the
order they are printed. The procedure for changing top-of-form is described
after Table 5.5.
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Paper
Handling
The first three items are provided separately for cut single sheets and
continuous forms. The last item is available for single sheets only.
Setting Up
CHANGING PRINT
POSITION ADJUSTMENT
OPTIONS
Introduction
For details on other functions, see the other sections in this chapter.
To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure that the red
cursor is positioned under SAVE & END, then press the MENU
button or the TEAR OFF button.
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Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
ADJUST
Items
Options
<CNT-ORG>
Sets the top-of-form for continuous
forms in increments of 1/6 inch
(4.2 mm) from the physical top of
the page.
1/6 IN
1.8/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<CNTFINE>
0/180, ..., 29/180
<CNT-ORG>
The default is recommended if
your top margin is not softwarespecified. A setting of 1/6 inch
is preferable when your top
margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form position
for continuous forms.
Increases top-of-form in increments
of 1/180 inch
(0.14 mm).
Sets the top-of-form for single
sheets in increments of 1/6 inch
(4.2 mm) from the physical top of
the page.
1/6 IN
1.8/6 IN
:
6/6 IN
:
66/6 IN
<CUTFINE>
The default is recommended if
your top margin is not softwarespecified. A setting of 1/6 inch
is preferable when your top
margin is software-specified.
Fine-tunes the top-of-form
position for single sheets.
0/180, ..., 29/180
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Increases top-of-form in increments
of 1/180 inch (0.14 mm).
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Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
ADJUST
Items
Options
Fine-tunes the left print start
position for continuous forms.
–10/90, ..., 0/90,
..., 10/90
Fine-tunes the left print start
position for single sheets.
–10/90, ..., 0/90,
..., 10/90
Compensates the line spacing
pitch on the basis of the
spacing error accumulated for
feeding single sheets by10
inches.
<CNT-ADJ>
–28/360, –21/360,
–14/360, –7/360, 0/360,
7/360, 14/360, 21/360,
28/360, GRAPHIC (*1)
Compensates for the forms
feed error accumulated
through feeding of continuous
forms.
<CNTADJL>
–21/360, –14/360,
–7/360, 0/360,
7/360, 14/360, 21/360,
GRAPHIC (*1)
Compensates for the forms
feed error accumulated
through feeding of continuous
forms. (Last page)
*1:When printing graphics, selecting "GRAPHIC" may result in the
printing of clearer graphics.
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Setup
Decreases or increases in
increments of 1/360 inch in
total.
Printing
–21/360, –14/360,
–7/360, 0/360,
7/360, 14/360, 21/360,
GRAPHIC (*1)
Paper
Handling
<CUT-ADJ>
Moves the position left or
right in increments of
1/90 inch (0.28 mm).
Setting Up
<CUT-LFT>
Moves the position left or
right in increments of 1/90
inch (0.28 mm).
Introduction
<CNT-LFT>
Description
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Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.)
ADJUST
Items
<==END==>
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Description
Indicates the end of the
ADJUST item list. Press
MENU to print the first item,
which is <CNT-ORG>. Press
TEAR OFF to print the last
item, which is <CUTADJL>.
Press ONLINE to reprint the
<<FUNCTION>> menu.
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Procedure
1. Enter setup mode.
Introduction
Before adjusting a print position, you should carefully measure the amount
of adjustment required for any paper that demands precise print registration.
To adjust a print position, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded.
The following example shows how to adjust the top-of-form setting for
continuous forms.
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
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Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and
check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
2. Select the ADJUST function.
Paper
Handling
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under ADJUST. Press the MENU button or the TEAR
OFF button to select the ADJUST function and print the following
<CNT-ORG> options:
<CNT-ORG>
1.8/6IN
10/6IN
11/6IN
2/6IN
3/6IN
4/6IN
5/6IN
6/6IN
7/6IN
8/6IN
Printing
1/6IN
9/6IN
....
3. Select an option from 1/6IN to 66/6IN.
4. Exit the ADJUST function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the ADJUST function and reprint
the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
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Mode
Setup
Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to move the cursor to the
required option. Press the MENU button to select the option and
print the <CNTFINE> item. If necessary, fine-tune the top-of-form
position now. Otherwise, go to step 4.
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5. Exit setup mode, saving the top-of-form setting.
Make sure that the red cursor is positioned beneath SAVE & END,
then press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button.
6. Check the top-of-form setting.
Load your paper and check the adjustment by printing a sample page
using your software. If necessary, reenter setup mode and fine-tune
the top-of-form position by changing the <CNTFINE> option.
CHANGING
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
The CONFIG function defines the printer’s primary configuration. You can
set the following options to ensure that the printer meets your requirements:
•
•
•
•
Tear off for continuous forms
Autoloading of single sheets
Direct decoding of certain commands
Enabling of the AREA OVER indicator
Table 5.6 describes the CONFIG items and options. Items are listed in the
order they are printed. The procedure for changing the configuration options
is described after Table 5.6.
Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
<TEAROFF>
MANUAL
AUTO
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Description
Auto or manual tearoff feed.
Automatic tearoff feed is invalid,
and tearoff feed must be done using the
TEAR OFF button.
Automatic tearoff feed is valid but only
for continuous forms. Tearoff feed can
also be done using the TEAR OFF
button.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
VISIBLE
Paper
Handling
Note: For both settings, tearoff
positioning will fail if the page length
setting does not match the actual
perforation spacing.
Setting Up
ALWAYS
Tearoff position.
Select this option when your software
positions forms to the next top-of-form
after printing the last data. The printer
performs tearoff feed without adding a
form feed when data transfer has
stopped.
Select this option when your software
stops after printing the last data. The
printer performs tearoff feed after
adding a form feed when data transfer
has stopped.
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<TEARPOS>
Description
The following <TEAR-EN> item is printed when TEAROFF:AUTO is
specified for the <TEAROFF> item.
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Tearoff enabled time (offset time).
The offset time is from when data
transfer stops to when the printer
performs automatic tearoff feed.
If the printer receives data again
within the offset time, the printer does
not perform automatic tearoff feed.
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0 SEC
1 SEC
2 SEC
4 SEC
6 SEC
Printing
<TEAR-EN>
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
<TEAR-EN>
(continued)
Description
In some application programs, data
transfer may stop temporarily due
to internal processing. This setting can
avoid an undesired tearoff feed by
waiting for up to six seconds each time
data transfer stops.
<CUTLOAD>
AUTO
BUTTON
Single sheet autoloading.
Single sheet paper is automatically
loaded a certain time after you set
the paper.
Single sheet paper can be loaded by
pressing the LOAD button.
The following <LOADTIM> item is printed when CUTLOAD:AUTO is
specified for the <CUTLOAD> item.
<LOADTIM>
0.5, 1.0,
1.5, 2.0
2.5, 3.0SEC
<DECODE>
DIRECT
QUEUED
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Autoload start time.
Autoloading starts when this
amount of time passes after you set
single sheet paper.
Command decode timing.
The printer decodes certain commands
immediately after receiving data.
Example:
ESC SUB I, ESC CR P (DPL24C+)
ESC Q # (IBM XL24E)
The printer decodes commands after
storing all data (including commands)
in the input buffer. This speeds data
reception because the printer does not
require decoding time during data
reception.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
ENABLE
DISABLE
OFFLINE
ONLINE
NONE
SETUP
ALL
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DISABLE
ENABLE
Effectiveness of the Cut Sheet Selection
command (//S//).
Makes the command ineffective.
Makes the command effective.
Note: The Cut Sheet Selection command
(//S//) changes the paper source to
the paper table and waits for
manual insertion of a cut sheet.
Printing
<//S//>
Lock function of setup mode.
Enables all buttons on the control panel.
Disables the setup-related buttons to keep
the printer from entering setup mode during
the offline state.
Disables the setup-related buttons and the
MENU button.
Once this setting has been selected, setup
mode cannot be entered from the control
panel. To cancel this setting, turn the
power on while simultaneously pressing the
MENU, TEAROFF, and LF/FF buttons.
Paper
Handling
<LOCK>
Printer status after loading paper in
offline mode.
Remains offline after paper loading.
Goes into online after paper loading.
Setting Up
<ON-LOAD>
Area-over detection control.
Detects the left and right edges of
paper when loading the paper.
The printer does not print data beyond
the edges, but turns on the AREA
OVER indicator.
Does not detect the edges. Select this
option when you are using colored or
preprinted paper.
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<AREACNT>
Description
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
<CONT-PE>
TRACTOR
EDGE
GATHER
ENABLE
DISABLE
CUT-CTL
Detection of end of continuous forms.
Paper end is detected by the sensor on
the tractor unit.
Paper-end unprinted area:
Continuous forms: About 80 mm
Regardless of paper end, printing
continues near to the edge of paper.
Paper-end unprinted area:
About 4.7 mm for both continuous forms
Setting of ribbon protective control
at a line feed on continuous forms
The protective control is executed.
The protective control is not
executed.
Setting of retracting control at
canceling TEAR OFF of continuous
forms.
PRCISIN
SPEED
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Description
The precision-prioritized retracting
control is executed.
It retracts a certain amount of paper
(the top part of the paper which
hangs out from the TOFS), and then
moves back to the position before
TEAR OFF. If TOFS detects paper
end when a certain amount of paper
is retracted, it executes the continuous forms save operation and then
executes the paper loading operation.
The speed-prioritized retracting
control is executed.
It retracts the paper by the amount
the paper was advanced.
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
SKIP-PR
DISABLE
The skip processing is not executed.
It does not change the printing speed
for the blank spaces.
- If the printing speed of the printing
data varies before and after the
blank spaces (such as LQ
characters + blank space + CQ
characters), it changes printing
speeds regardless of this setting.
ENABLE
DISABLE
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ENABLE
DISABLE
Setting of reducing backward line
feeds as much as possible. Backward
line feeds occur when printing vertical
enlargement characters or multi-path
characters which involve several
printing paths for a print activation.
Reduce control is performed.
Reduce control is not performed.
Printing
BANDCTL
Setting of the asynchronous status
function
The status information is stored in the
send buffer by a nibble mode request.
The status information is not stored in
the send buffer by a nibble mode
request.
Paper
Handling
The skip processing is executed.
When a certain amount of blank
spaces are found in a line, it changes
the printing speed for the blank
spaces.
Setting Up
ENABLE
Introduction
Setting of printing speed change
processing (skip)
STATUS
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Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.)
NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults.
CONFIG Items
Options
TOF-CTL
DRIVER
SETUP
<==END==>
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Description
Setting of priority on TOF control to
a printer driver specification or a
setup specification. TOF control
determines the amout of the top
margin when paper is fed to the home
position.
Driver specification is given priority.
Setup specification is given priority.
Indicates the end of the CONFIG
item list. Press the MENU button to print
the first item, which is <TEAROFF>.
Press the TEAR OFF button to print the
previous item. Press the ONLINE button
to reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
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Procedure
To change the printer configuration options, make sure that continuous
forms paper is loaded and then proceed as follows:
1. Enter setup mode.
Introduction
Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and
check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
2. Select the CONFIG function.
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under CONFIG. Press the MENU button to select the
CONFIG function and print the following <TEAROFF> options:
MANUAL
Paper
Handling
<TEAROFF>
AUTO
3. Select an option.
4. Exit the CONFIG function.
Press the ONLINE button to exit the CONFIG function and reprint
the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
• Select another function, or
• Exit setup mode, saving your changes.
For details on other functions, see the other sections in this chapter.
To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure that the red
cursor is positioned under SAVE & END, then press the MENU
button or the TEAR OFF button.
.
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Setup
5. Do either of the following:
Printing
Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to move the cursor to
either MANUAL or AUTO. Press the MENU button to select the
option and print the <TEARPOS> item. If other items must be
specified, do so now. Otherwise, go to step 4.
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EXITING AND SAVING
This section describes how to exit the setup mode save any changes you
made:
To exit setup mode immediately, select the SAVE & END function.
Any settings changed while in setup mode are saved as the new power-on
defaults for the printer. The new defaults remain active until you change them
again.
NOTE
The only way to exit setup mode without saving your changes is to turn off
the printer. When you turn the printer back on, the previous default
settings are used.
Procedure
To exit setup mode and save your changes using SAVE & END, proceed as
follows:
1. Print the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
The <<FUNCTION>> menu should be the last printed line on the
page. If the menu is not printed, press the ONLINE button to print the
menu. If you are using the SELF-TST or HEX-DUMP function, press
the LF/FF button instead of the ONLINE button to print the menu.
The <<FUNCTION>> menu is shown below.
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the SAVE & END function.
Make sure that the red cursor is positioned under SAVE & END.
Press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button to select SAVE &
END. The printer exits setup mode and returns online (the ONLINE
indicator lights green). Any changes you made while in setup mode
are saved.
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This section describes how to reset the printer’s power-on defaults, all of the
factory defaults, or the factory defaults only for MENU1 and MENU2.
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RESETTING DEFAULTS
Resetting Power-On Defaults
Introduction
Power-on defaults are the settings saved in the printer’s permanent memory.
The defaults are enabled whenever you turn the printer on. The easiest way
to reset the power-on defaults is to turn the printer off and then on again.
This method is useful if you have made changes in setup mode that you do
not want to save.
Factory defaults are those settings preselected at the factory. For a list of the
printer’s factory defaults, see the section Printing a List of Selected
Options earlier in this chapter. To reset the factory defaults for all functions,
proceed as follows:
2. While pressing the MENU, TEAR OFF, and ONLINE buttons, turn
on the printer. Continue to press all three buttons until the printer
beeps.
Printing
The factory defaults are now reset.
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Mode
Setup
This method resets factory defaults for MENU1 and MENU2 options, listed
in Table 5.3, but does not reset the printer hardware, print position adjustment, and configuration options. To reset the factory defaults in MENU1
and MENU2, proceed as follows:
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Paper
Handling
1. Turn off the printer.
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Resetting Factory Defaults
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1. Enter setup mode.
Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and
check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
2. Select the DEFAULT function.
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under DEFAULT. Press the TEAR OFF button or the
MENU button to select the DEFAULT function. The printer reprints
the <<FUNCTION>> menu. The default values in MENU1 and
MENU2 are now reset.
3. Do either of the following:
• Select new options for MENU1 or MENU2.
• Exit setup mode, saving the factory defaults.
See the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options. To exit
setup mode and save the new defaults, make sure that the red cursor
is positioned under SAVE & END, then press the TEAR OFF button
or the MENU button.
USING THE DIAGNOSTIC
FUNCTIONS
This section describes how to use the following diagnostic functions:
• SELF-TST
• HEX-DUMP
• V-ALMNT
These functions are used for checking print quality and diagnosing printer
problems. HEX-DUMP also provides useful information for programmers.
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Printing the Self-Test
The SELF-TST function prints test pages to check how the printer operates
independently of your computer. The self-test does not check the interface
between the computer and the printer.
Introduction
The self-test prints the printer’s firmware version, its resident emulations,
and all of the characters available in the currently selected character set. If
the DPL24C PLUS emulation is selected for MENU1, the self-test is printed
using the settings currently assigned to MENU1.
This procedure assumes that you are in setup mode. To print the self-test,
make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded into the printer. Then
proceed as follows:
Setting Up
Procedure
1. Print the <<FUNCTION>> menu.
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
Printing
<<FUNCTION>>
Paper
Handling
The <<FUNCTION>> menu should be the last printed line on the
page. If the menu is not printed, press the ONLINE button to print
the menu. If you are using the HEX-DUMP function, press the LF/
FF button instead of the ONLINE button to print the menu. The
following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
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2. Select the SELF-TST function.
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under SELF-TST, and then press the MENU button or
the TEAR OFF button. The printer selects SELF-TST and starts
printing. A short help menu is printed at the top of the page,
followed by the self-test. Note that the printer is not online during
self-test printing.
3. Examine the self-test page.
A sample self-test page is shown in Chapter 2. To pause during selftest printing, press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button. To
resume self-test printing, press the FONT button or the MENU
button again.
4. Exit the SELF-TST function.
Exit the SELF-TST function in either of the following ways:
• To exit SELF-TST and remain in setup mode, press the LF/FF
button. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted.
• To exit SELF-TST and return online, press the ONLINE button.
The printer permanently saves any changes made while in setup
mode and returns online.
The self-test can also be started by turning off the printer, and then pressing
the LF/FF button while turning the printer back on. As described in Chapter
2, this method is useful when you first set up the printer.
Printing Hex Dumps
The HEX-DUMP function prints data and commands in hexadecimal
characters and abbreviated control codes. The IBM character set 2 is used
for printing (see Appendix E). The HEX-DUMP function is useful for
checking whether your computer is sending the correct commands to the
printer and whether the printer is executing the commands correctly. It is
also useful for debugging software programs.
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Procedure
To print hex dumps, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded into
the printer. Then proceed as follows:
Introduction
1. Enter setup mode.
Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and
check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
SAVE&END
MENU1
MENU2
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
V-ALMNT
Setting Up
<<FUNCTION>>
2. Select the HEX-DUMP function.
To start hex dump printing, send your file or program to the printer.
The printer goes online and prints the hex dump.
NOTE
When hex dump printing stops, the printer remains online in
setup mode (the ONLINE indicator is green). To print another
hex dump, send another file to the printer.
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Mode
Setup
Press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button to pause during
hex dump printing. To resume hex dump printing, press the button
again.
Printing
3. Print the hex dump.
Paper
Handling
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under HEX-DUMP, then press the TEAR OFF button
or the MENU button to select the HEX-DUMP function. The printer
goes online and prints a header and a short help menu.
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Sample hex dump
4. Exit the HEX-DUMP function.
Exit the HEX-DUMP function in either of the following ways:
• To remain in setup mode, press the LF/FF button. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted. For details on other functions,
see other sections in this chapter.
• To return to online normal mode, press the ONLINE button. If
you press the ONLINE button while the hex dump is printing, The
printer immediately switches to normal online mode. Any data
that was sent to the printer but not printed is discarded (cleared).
You can also enter hex dump mode, by turning off the printer, and then
turning the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the ONLINE
button and the LF/FF button until the printer beeps.
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Introduction
The V-ALMNT function corrects the vertical character displacement that
sometimes occurs with bidirectional printing. Characters printed from left to
right are not aligned with characters printed from right to left as shown
below:
This example shows how printing looks
when characters are vertically
misaligned. Note that the left
margin is not straight.
Procedure
Press the MENU button and the TEAR OFF button simultaneously
until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and
check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:
HARDWRE
ADJUST
CONFIG
DEFAULT
LIST
SELF-TST
HEX-DUMP
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MENU2
Printing
1. Enter setup mode.
Paper
Handling
Make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded in the printer. If possible,
use forms at least 216 mm (8.5 inches) wide for 80 column printers or
356mm (14inches) wide for 136 colmun prnters to avoid printing on the
platen.
However, you can also use letter or A4 size forms if you set the WIDTH
option in MENU1 to 8 inches.
See the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options for details. Then
proceed as follows to check and correct vertical print alignment:
Setting Up
If you notice misaligned printing, use the following procedure to check and
correct the vertical print alignment.
<<FUNCTION>>
SAVE&END MENU1
V-ALMNT
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Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT)
USING SETUP MODE
2. Select the V-ALMNT function.
Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position
the red cursor under V-ALMNT, then press the MENU button or the
TEAR OFF button to select the V-ALMNT function. The printer
prints the help menu then starts printing rows of parallel bars using
letter quality speed.
3. Adjust the vertical print alignment at letter quality speed.
Examine the parallel bars. If the bars are aligned (not jagged), go to
step 4. If the bars are offset to the left, repeatedly press the LOAD
button until the bars are aligned. If the bars are offset to the right,
repeatedly press the LF/FF button until the bars are aligned. (In the
following figure, the first line is assumed to be printed from left to
right.)
Bars offset to the left
Bars offset to the right
4. Adjust the vertical print alignment at correspondence speed.
Press the TEAR OFF button to switch from letter speed to correspondence speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment as
described step 3.
5. Adjust the vertical print alignment at draft speed.
Press the TEAR OFF button to switch from correspondence speed to
draft speed.
Examine the parallel bars and adjust the vertical print alignment as
described step 3.
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Press the ONLINE button to exit the V-ALMNT function and save
the new vertical alignment settings. The printer exits setup mode and
returns online.
Quick
Reference
6. Exit the V-ALMNT function.
Introduction
NOTE
To exit the V-ALMNT function, you must exit setup mode.
Setting Up
Paper
Handling
Printing
SETUP MODE REFERENCE
User's Manual
The following flowchart shows how setup mode is organized for the Fujitsu
DPL24C PLUS emulation. Differences in the IBM Proprinter XL24E and
Epson ESC/P2 emulations are summarized after the flowchart.
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Mode
Setup
Correct vertical print alignment
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DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION
This menu is not displayed on the DL3750+ printer.
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Introduction
Setting Up
Paper
Handling
Printing
Setup Mode
Mode
Setup
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Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation
In the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from
the DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways:
• The following options are different:
CHAR-W: NORMAL *
2 TIMES
CHAR-H: NORMAL *
2 TIMES
ATTRIB: NONE *
ITALIC
SHADOW
BOLD
• The AGM item is provided:
CHR-SET: SET 2 *
SET 1
AGM: OFF *
ON
PRF-SKIP: NO-SKIP *
SKIP
• The LF-CODE item’s default is set to the other option:
LF-CODE: LF & CR
LF ONLY *
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Reference
Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation
In the Epson ESC/P2 emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from the
DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways:
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• The ZEROFNT and LF-CODE items are not defined.
• The following options are different:
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ONLINE SETUP MODE
The preceding sections describe offline setup mode. This section introduces
online setup mode. The tedious task of setting up printer features one-by-one
from the control panel and printing and checking the desired options on paper can
be avoided by using online setup mode. In online setup mode, printer features are
set via the computer rather than the printer control panel.
Put the printer in online setup mode, in either of the following two ways:
• Turn the printer off and then turn the printer back on while pressing
the MENU button. Hold down the button until the printer beeps.
• Issue the printer command ESC e ONLINE. This command is valid
in any emulation.
Send setup data from the computer in any of the following three ways:
• Enter setup data directly from the computer keyboard before starting
your job. With MS-DOS, hold down the Ctrl key and type P. Data
entered from the keyboard is sent directly to the printer. When data
entry is complete, hold down the Ctrl key again and type P. This
method is useful when just a few settings need to be changed.
• Use an editor program to prepare a setup data file and then send the
file to the printer using a command before starting your job. With
MS-DOS, use the COPY command. This method is useful when
settings are used repeatedly.
• Write a program that enables interactive entry of setup data on the
CRT screen. This method is the most useful of the three. Check with
your dealer for currently available programs.
To exit from online setup mode, send EXIT as the last setup data.
For details of setup data and its format, refer to the programmer's manual for
each emulation.
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MAINTENANCE
Your printer requires very little care. Occasional
cleaning and replacement of the ribbon cartridge
are all that is required.
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE
6
Lubrication of the printer is not usually necessary.
If the print head carriage does not move smoothly back and forth, clean the
printer as described in this chapter. If the problem continues, contact your
dealer to determine whether lubrication might be needed.
CLEANING
The front and back covers, the ejection cover, and the acoustic cover of the
printer help protect against dust, dirt, and other contaminants. However,
paper produces small particles that accumulate inside the printer. This
section explains how to clean and vacuum the printer and how to clean the
platen and paper bail rollers.
It is easier to clean the printer when the front cover, the ejection cover, and
the cut sheet stand and back cover are removed.
Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer
WARNING
To avoid any possibility of injury, before cleaning the printer, turn off the
power to both the printer and the computer, and unplug the printer.
Use the following procedure to clean and vacuum the printer as required:
1. Remove any paper from the printer. Make sure that the power is off,
and then disconnect the printer power cord.
2. Using a soft vacuum brush, vacuum the exterior of the printer. Be
sure to vacuum the air vents at the front, left sides, and bottom of the
printer. Also vacuum the cut sheet stand.
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3. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer, including
the covers and separator. A mild detergent may be used.
CAUTION
Do not use solvents, kerosene, or abrasive cleaning materials that
may damage the printer.
4. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge.
Using a soft vacuum brush, gently vacuum the platen, print head
carriage, and surrounding areas. You can easily slide the print head to
the left or right when the power is off. Be careful not to press too hard
on the flat ribbon cable that extends from the print head carriage.
Flat cable
Printer interior
5. Re-install the ribbon cartridge. Close the front cover.
6. Open the ejection cover. Vacuum the rollers, paper entry slot, and
surrounding areas.
7. Raise the cut sheet stand and the back cover. Vacuum the forms
tractors and surrounding areas.
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Clean the platen and rollers about once a month to remove excess ink. Use
the platen cleaner recommended by your supplier and proceed as follows:
1. Apply a small amount of platen cleaner to a soft cloth. Avoid
spilling platen cleaner inside the printer.
CAUTION
Do not use alcohol to clean the platen. Alcohol may cause the
rubber to harden.
2. Place the cloth against the platen and manually rotate the platen
knob.
3. To dry the platen, place a dry cloth against the platen and manually
rotate the platen knob.
4. Gently wipe the rollers using the cloth moistened with the platen
cleaner. Dry the rollers using a dry cloth.
REPLACING THE RIBBON
There are two ways of replacing the ribbon. You can install a new ribbon
cartridge in the printer or refill the old ribbon cartridge with new ribbon from
a ribbon subcassette. Appendix A lists order numbers for ribbon cartridges
and ribbon subcassettes. The following procedure is for ribbon cartridges.
For ribbon subcassettes, refer to the instructions shipped with the
subcassette.
To replace the ribbon cartridge:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the front cover of the printer. For easy installation, slide the
print head carriage to a position where it does not face a roller.
CAUTION
The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently.
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Cleaning the Platen and Exit Rollers
MAINTENANCE
3. Move the paper thickness lever to position D.
Paper thickness lever
Move to D.
Paper thickness lever
4. To remove the ribbon cartridge, press the ribbon release levers located
on either side of the cartridge and carefully lift the cartridge out of the
printer.
Print head
Print guide
Removing the ribbon cartridge
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Ribbon feed knob
Turn the knob
clockwise.
Roller
Release
tabs
Preparing the ribbon cartridge
CAUTION
Do not turn the ribbon feed knob in counterclockwise direction..
6. Verify that the power to the printer is off.
(Make sure that the circle mark on the power switch is pressed.).
Installing the ribbon cartridge
7. Move the paper thickness lever to the D position.
8. Open the front cover.
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5. Using the procedure below, release the roller from the LOCK position
and turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up any ribbon slack.
Push in the gray ribbon release tabs on the side of the ribbon cartridge
to release them, and slide the roller from the LOCK position to the
FREE position.
MAINTENANCE
9. Align the print head position with the dot mark (green) on the printer
ejection cover.
Dot mark (green)
WARNING
Avoid touching the print head while using or immediately after using the
printer, as doing so may lead to burns. Wait until the print head cools
down before touching it.
10. Thread the ribbon between the print head and the print guide, then
gently press down on the ribbon cartridge against the printer until it
clicks into place.
(Make sure that the ribbon feed knob is facing upward.)
Print guide
Print head
Ribbon cartridge
Ribbon
Print guide
Tip of print head
11. Turn the ribbon feed knob clockwise to take up any ribbon slack.
12. Move the paper thickness lever back to its original position. For
single sheet printing, the correct position is 1. Table 3.2 in Chapter 3
gives other paper thickness lever settings.
13. Close the front cover of the printer.
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Maintenance
REPLACING THE PRINT
HEAD
The print head is easy to replace.
CAUTION
The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently.
To remove the print head:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge.
3. Pull the right end of the head lock wire forward to release it from the
hook at the right of the print head carriage. Then release the wire
from the center hook.
4. Remove the print head from the connector on the carriage, as shown
in the figure below.
Head lock wire
Replacing the print head
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To install the print head:
1. Carefully fit the mounting guide grooves of the print head on the
locating studs on the carriage.
2. Push the print head into the connector and hook the wire into place in
the reverse order of removal.
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
7
Troubleshooting
Your printer is extremely reliable, but occasional
problems may occur. You can solve many of
these problems yourself, using this chapter.
If you encounter problems that you cannot resolve,
contact your dealer for assistance.
This chapter is organized as follows:
• Solving problems
• Diagnostic functions
• Getting help
SOLVING PROBLEMS
The tables in this section describe common printer problems and their
solutions. The following types of problems are considered:
•
•
•
•
Print quality problems
Paper handling problems
Operating problems
Printer failures
Print Quality Problems
Poor print quality or other printing problems are often caused by incorrect
printer setup or incorrect software settings. A gradual decrease in print
quality usually indicates a worn ribbon. Table 7.1 identifies common print
quality problems and suggests solutions.
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Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions
Problem
Printing is too
light or too dark.
Solution
Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is
properly installed and that the ribbon feeds smoothly.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set for the
thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in Chapter 3.
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if necessary.
Stains or smudges
appear on the
page.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set
for the thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in
Chapter 3.
Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if necessary.
Check whether the tip of the print head is dirty.
Clean the head with a soft cloth if necessary.
The page is blank.
Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is properly
installed.
Printing is erratic
or the wrong
characters are
printed. Many
"?" characters are
printed.
Make sure that the interface cable is securely
connected to both the printer and computer.
Make sure that the printer emulation selected in
your software is the same as the emulation
selected on the printer. See the section Selecting an
Emulation in Chapter 2.
If you are using an RS-232C serial interface, make
sure that the serial settings required by your software
or computer are the same as the settings on the
printer. See the section Changing Hardware
Options in Chapter 5.
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Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Solution
Use the printer’s V-ALMNT function to
check the vertical print alignment. If necessary,
adjust the print alignment. See the section
Using the Diagnostic Functions in Chapter 5.
The top margin is
wrong.
The top margin is the sum of the top-of-form
setting, the software-specified top margin, and the
printer’s TOP-MRG setting. Proceed as follows:
Troubleshooting
Printing is
vertically
misaligned
(jagged).
• Make sure that the top-of-form setting is
correct. The factory default is 25.4 mm (1
inch). See the section Changing Top-of
Form in Chapter 5.
• Check the software-specified top margin.
Refer to your software documentation.
• Check the printer’s TOP-MRG setting. See
the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2
Options in Chapter 5.
Lines are double
spaced instead of
single spaced.
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Check the line spacing setting in your software.
Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer setup
mode to CR ONLY. See the section Changing
MENU1 and MENU2 Options in Chapter 5.
The printer
overprints on the
same line.
Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to CR & LF. See the section
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in
Chapter 5.
The next print line
starts where the
previous line
ended instead of
at the left margin.
Change the LF-CODE setting in the printer
setup mode to LF & CR. See the section
Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in
Chapter 5.
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Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Solution
If an error occurs
If an error occurs during printing with Windows,
during printing with execute reset from the control panel or turn off the
Windows, simply
printer, then print the page again.
printing the page
again will cause the
printed characters
to be garbled.
Paper Handling Problems
Table 7.2 describes common paper handling problems and suggests solutions.
See Chapter 3 for detailed procedures on loading and using paper.
Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions
Problem
Solution
Paper cannot be
loaded or fed.
Make sure that the paper select lever is set
correctly. Move the lever backward for continuous
forms and forward for single sheets.
Make sure that the paper covers the paper-out sensor,
i.e., the left paper edge is within 52 mm for single
sheets or 41 mm for continuous forms from the left
edge of the platen. (This problem cannot occur if you
use the forms tractor unit or insert a single sheet with
its left edge in contact with the left paper guide.)
Make sure that the paper holder is closed and forms
tractors are positioned correctly to match the width of
your paper.
Make sure that the printer does not detect the paper
after you have ejected the loaded paper manually.
If the printer detects paper even though it has already
been ejected, press the LOAD button and have the
printer perform the paper ejection operation, then load
the paper again.
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Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Problem
Solution
Move the paper thickness lever to position D.
loading.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed
Troubleshooting
Paper jams while
paper. Remove any obstructions from the paper
path.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set for the
thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in Chapter 3.
Make sure that the paper is not folded, creased, or
torn.
Reload the paper.
Paper jams while
Move the paper thickness lever to position D.
printing.
Turn off the printer and remove the jammed
paper. Remove any obstructions from the paper
path.
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set for the
thickness of your paper. See Table 3.2 in Chapter 3.
For continuous forms, make sure that the incoming
and outgoing paper stacks are correctly placed.
Paper should feed straight.
Paper slips off the
forms tractors or
the perforated
holes of the paper
tear during
printing.
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Make sure that the forms tractors are positioned
correctly for the width of your paper and that
the perforated holes of the paper fit directly over
the tractor sprockets.
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Tips for clearing a jammed sheet from the printer
If a sheet of paper is jammed between the print head and the platen and
cannot be removed, clear it as follows:
1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the receptacle.
2. Push up the locking levers to release the forms tractors and open the
paper holders.
3. Move the paper thickness lever to position D.
4. Move the print head so that you can remove the jammed sheet easily
and clear the sheet.
NOTE
The print head is hot immediately after printing. Move it after making
sure that it gets cool.
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If you cannot clear the
jammed sheet by the
above procedure, set
fourfold continuous
forms paper on the
forms tractors and turn
the platen knob to feed
the paper forward. The
jammed paper is pushed
out. Before operation, be sure to position the print head at the
center of the jammed paper.
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Operating Problems
If any of the errors listed in Table 7.3 occurs, the PAPER OUT LED lights
up, and an alarm beeps, and the printer goes offline.
Troubleshooting
In such cases, the buttons on the control panel can be used in the same
manner as those when the printer is in the offline state.
Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions
Error name
Error description
Recovery method
Paper end (PE) error Paper end is detected. (*1)
Eject jam error
Continuous form/
cut sheet switch
lever error
- Insert and load the
paper in the paper tray.
Paper end is not detected
- Eject forms or sheets.
even after a large amount
- Press the online button
of continuous forms or cut
to turn the printer
sheets were ejected.
online.
In continuous form loading - Switch the continuous
status, the continuous form/ form/cut sheet switch
cut sheet switch lever is
lever back to its
switched to cut sheet mode.
original position.
In cut sheet loading status, - Remove the loaded
the continuous form/cut
paper.
sheet switch lever is
switched to continuous form
mode.
If the error occurs, all
buttons are disabled.
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Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions (Cont.)
Error name
Load jam error
Error description
Recovery method
After the tractor PE sensor
detected the form at
continuous form loading,
the TOF sensor does not
detect the top of the form
even after line feed is
executed a certain number
of times.
After the set sensor detects
the sheet at cut sheet
loading, the TOF sensor
does not detect he top of
the sheet even after line
feed is executed a certain
number of times.
- Execute the loading
operation.
- Press the online button
to turn the printer
online.
- When the cut sheets
are loaded, remove the
sheets once, and
then insert them again.
They are then loaded
automatically.
LEDs light up depending on the following error types.
LED status
Error name
ONLINE
Paper end
Eject jam error
Continuous form/
cut sheet switch
lever error
Load jam error
Blink
AREA OVER
*
*
Light
PAPER OUT
*
*
*
*
*1 If the setup item PPR-OUT:IGNORE is specified, paper end is not
detected.
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Printer Failures
A user cannot generally resolve a problem involving defective printer
hardware. On detecting a fatal error, the printer will:
Stop printing
Beep four times
Turn the ONLINE indicator off
Blink the PAPER OUT indicator (see Table 7.4 for the error type).
Troubleshooting
•
•
•
•
Table 7.4 Printer Failures
Error
+34 V undervoltage error
Left end sensor error
Overload error
RAM error
Hight voltage error
LED states
<Light>
<Blink>
ONLINE
PAPER OUT
MENU1
PAPER OUT
MENU2
PAPER OUT
AREA OVER
PAPER OUT
PAPER OUT
and
AREA OVER
The following errors cause the printer to turn off the power:
•
•
•
•
Print head error
Space motor error
Line feed motor error
+34 V overvoltage error
No error condition is displayed if any of these errors occurs.
Turn the printer off and back on, then rerun the same job to check if the error
was transient. If the error recurs, contact your dealer.
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DIAGNOSTIC
FUNCTIONS
The printer diagnostic functions are SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and
V-ALMNT.
• SELF-TST tells you whether the printer hardware is functioning
correctly. If the printer hardware is functional, any problems you are
having are probably caused by incorrect printer settings, incorrect
software settings, the interface, or the computer.
• HEX-DUMP allows you to determine whether the computer is
sending the correct commands to the printer, and whether the printer
is executing the commands correctly. This function is useful to
programmers or others who understand how to interpret hex dumps.
• V-ALMNT allows you to check and, if necessary, correct the printer’s
vertical print alignment.
For details on using these functions, all of which are available in the printer
setup mode, see the section Using the Diagnostic Functions in Chapter 5.
GETTING HELP
If you are not able to correct a problem using this chapter, contact your dealer
for assistance. Be prepared to provide the following information:
• The printer number is on the rating label on the right side of the
printer. The serial number and date of manufacture are on the label
on the rear of the printer.
• Description of the problem
• Type of interface you are using
• Names of your software packages
• List of the printer default settings. To print the default settings, see
the section Printing a List of Selected Options in Chapter 5.
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INSTALLING OPTIONS
8
The installaion of options allows you to expand
the capabilities of your printer. Options available
for the printer include:
• LAN card
• RS-232C serial interface board
The LAN card is a uset installable option, but can be installed only on a
printer model with the parallel and USB interfaces. For information on the
installation procedure, refer to the manual that comes with the LAN card.
Note that the RS-232C serial interface is a factory or dealer installable option.
Options
Options can be purchased from your dealer. Order numbers for options are
given in Appendix A.
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SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
This appendix lists the supplies and options available
for the printer.
Contact your dealer for information on ordering
any of these items.
A
SUPPLIES
Supplies
Ribbon cartridges
Black ribbon
Ribbon subcassette
Black ribbon
Print head
Order Number
CA02374-C104
CA02374-C204
CA02281-E718
OPTION
Order Number
RS-232C serial interface board.
CA02374-C992
LAN card
KA02004-C990
Description
Installable only on a
printer model with the
parallel and USB
interfaces.
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SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS
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APPENDIX
B
PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
B
PRINTER AND PAPER
SPECIFICATIONS
This appendix gives the physical, functional, and
performance specifications for the printer.
It also gives detailed paper specifications.
Dimensions
Weight:
80 columns
Height: 120 mm (4.72 in)
Width: 415mm (16.3 in)
Depth: 330 mm (13 in)
Approximately 7.3 kg (16 lbs)
136 columns
120mm (4.72 in)
570 mm (22.5 in)
330 mm (13 in)
9.7 kg (21.4 lbs)
AC power requirements
Model: M33331A/M33333A
100 to 120 VAC ±10%; 50/60 Hz
Model: M33331B/M33333B
220 to 240 VAC –10%, +6%; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Model: M33331A/M33333A
Average 140 VA Maximum 255 VA
Model: M33331B/M33333B
Average 150 VA Maximum 255 VA
Average 251.2 KJ/h
Interface
Centronics parallel
Centronics parallel and RS-232C serial
Centronics parallel and USB and LAN
Data buffer size
0, 256, 2K, 8K, 24K, 32K, 96K or 128K bytes
Download buffer
Maximum 128K bytes
(128K minus data buffer size)
Operating environment
5 to 38°C (41 to 100°F)
30% to 80% RH (no condensation)
Wetbulb temperature, less than 29°C (84°F)
Storage environment
–15 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F)
10% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Acoustic noise
Average 49 dBA when printing in letter
quality
ISO 7779 (Bystander Position Front)
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PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
FUNCTIONAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Print method
Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24-wire
head
Print direction
Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirectional
seeking
Character cell
Letter (10 cpi):
Letter (12 cpi):
Report:
Draft:
High-speed draft:
Horizontal x vertical
36 x 24 dots
30 x 24 dots
18 x 24 dots
12 x 24 dots
9 x 24 dots
Paper handling
Standard:
Paper type
Friction-feed platen (cut sheets)
Push tractors (rear feed of continuous forms)
Paper loading by LOAD button
Advancing perforations to tear-off edge by
TEAR OFF button
Parking continuous forms when using cut
sheets
1-to 5-part side-glued or paper-stapled
fanfolded continuous forms or label sheets
with sprocket holes
1-to 5-part top-glued cut sheets and
envelopes
Paper size
Continuous
Cut sheets
Paper thickness
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80 columns
Width: 102–267 mm
(4–10.5 in)
Length: 102 mm (4 in)
or greater
Width: 102–267 mm
(4–10.5 in)
Length: 76–364 mm
(3–14.3 in)
136 columns
102-420mm
(4-16.5 in)
Same as left
102-420mm
(4-16.5 in)
76-420 mm
(3-16.5 in)
Up to 0.35 mm (0.014 inch)
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Paper length
By software
By control panel
DPL24C+/XL24E:
ESC/P2:
Number of copies
Up to 5, including the original
Command sets (emulations)
Resident
Character sets
DPL24C+/XL24E:
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
IBM Proprinter XL24E
Epson ESC/P2
• IBM PC character sets 1 and 2
• IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages 437,
850, 852, 855, 860, 863, 865, 866, and
DHN)
IBM 437 and 851
ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94
Total of 59 national character sets
• Fujitsu character sets (691 characters)
• Italic character set
Graphics character sets 1 and 2
• IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages 437,
850, 852, 855, 860, 863, 865, 866, and
DHN)
IBM 437 and 851
ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94
Total of 63 national character sets
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Specifications
ESC/P2:
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Programmable in one line or inch increments
in all emulations
Depends upon emulations. Default is 11
inches for all emulations.
3, 3.5, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5, 11, 11.6, 12, 14,
or 18 inches
4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, ..., 11, 11.5, ..., 22 inches
PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Fonts
Resident
Bit map:
Outline:
Downloaded
Eighteen fonts available
Courier 10, Pica 10, OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10,
Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and High-speed
Draft
Courier, Timeless, and Nimbus Sans ®;
each in normal, bold, and italic styles
Available from independent vendors
Line spacing
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lines per inch.
Programmable in 1/360 inch or various
increments for image graphics. (ESC/P2)
Character pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18, or 20 cpi,
or proportional spacing.
Programmable in 1/360 inch or various
increments for image graphics.
Characters per line
10 cpi:
12 cpi:
15 cpi:
17.1 cpi:
18 cpi:
20 cpi:
PERFORMANCE
SPECIFICATIONS
Print speed
Letter:
Report:
Correspondence:
Draft:
High-speed draft:
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80 columns
136 columns
80 cpl
136 cpl
96 cpl
163 cpl
120 cpl
204 cpl
136.8 cpl
231 cpl
144 cpl
244 cpl
160 cppl
272 cpl
cpi: characters per inch
cpl: characters per line
10 cpi
12 cpi
113 cps
135 cps
225 cps
270 cps
225 cps
270cps
360 cps
432 cps
400 cps
480 cps (for 80-column printer)
448 cps
537cps (for 136-colmun printer)
cpi: characters per inch
cps: characters per second
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Line feed speed
80 ms per line at 6 lines per inch
Form feed speed
5.6 inches per second
Ribbon life
Up to 5.0 million characters
Certification
Safety:
Model
M33331A/M33333A
M33331B/M33333B
Regulation
UL 60950
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Country
United States
CSA-C22.2 No.60950
(for 100 to 120 VAC)
Canada
TÜV EN60950
(for 220 to 240 VAC)
Germany
Europe
EMI regulation:
Model
M33331A/M33333A
Regulation
FCC Part 15B class B
M33331B/M33333B
EN 55022
AS/NZS 3548 class B
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Canada
Specifications
ICES-003 class B
Country
class BEurope
Australia and
New Zealand
M33331A/M33333A
CNS 13438 class B
Asia
M33331B/M33333B
CNS 13438 class B
Taiwan
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PAPER SPECIFICATIONS
Print Area
This section illustrates the recommended print area for single sheets and
continuous forms.
102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in)
for 80-column printer
102-420 mm (4-16.5 in)
for 136-column printer
H
H
76-364 mm (3-14.3 in)
for 80-column printer
76-420 mm (3-16.5 in)
for 136-column printer
May be
decreased to
4.23 mm
(1/6 inch).
However, line
spacing may be
uneven.
25.4 mm (1 inch)
May be decreased
to 4.23 mm
(1/6 inch).
However, line
spacing may be
uneven.
Print area
H
H
25.4 mm (1 inch)
5.08–32 mm (0.2–1.26 in)
for 80-column printer
5.08-38 mm (0.2-1.5 in)
for 136-colimn printer
5.08 mm or more
(0.2 inch or more)
Print area may be
off the paper,
depending on
paper setting or
width.
Print area for single sheets
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102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in)
for 80-column printer
102-420 mm (4-16.5 in)
for 136-column printer
25.4 mm (1 inch)
102 mm
(4 inches)
or more
Print area
May be
decreased to
4.23 mm
(1/6 inch).
However, line
spacing may be
uneven.
25.4 mm (1 inch)
Perforation
25.4 mm (1 inch)
Print area
Paper end
5.08-25.4 mm (0.2-1 in)
for 80-column printer
5.08-32 mm (0.2-1.3 in)
for 136-column printer
5.08 mm or more
(0.2 inch or
Approx. 80 mm (3.2 inches)
for push-tractor feed
Approx. 35 mm (1.4 inches)
for pull-tractor feed
Specifications
Approx. 8.5 mm (0.33 inches):
Resume printing is allowable
to single-part paper only and
selectable by setup mode.
Printing
resumable
Print head position when
paper end is detected,
selectable by setup mode.
Print area may be off the
paper, depending on
paper setting or width.
Print area for continuous forms
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Paper Thickness
Paper thickness is given by the weight of the paper in either grams per
square meter (g/m2) or in pounds per bond (lbs/bond). The following
table shows the allowable paper thickness for one-part paper or for each
sheet of multipart paper. The total thickness must not exceed 0.35 mm
(0.014 inch).
The weight of carbonless or carbon-backed paper may vary, depending
upon the paper manufacturer. When using paper of borderline thickness,
test the paper before running a job.
Type of Paper
Number of Parts
Thickness
Single
52-81 g/m2 (45-70 kg or 14-22 lb)
Top
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
3P
Top
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
4P
Top
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
Middle
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
One-part
Carbonless
2P
5P
kg: Weight in kilograms of 1000 sheets of 788 x 1091 mm paper
(1.16 g/m2)
lb: Weight in pounds of 500 sheets of 17 x 22 inch paper (3.76 g/m2)
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Type of Paper
Carbon-backed
Number of Parts
Thickness
Do not use in high humidity environments.
Top
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
3P
Top
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
4P
Top
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
40-81 g/m2 (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb)
Top
Middle
Middle
Middle
Bottom
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-52 g/m2 (34-45 kg or 11-14 lb)
40-64 g/m2 (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
2P
5P
2P
3P
Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets.
Top
Carbon
Bottom
35-64 g/m2 (30-55 kg or 9-17 lb)
Counted as one sheet
35-81 g/m2 (30-70 kg or 9-22 lb)
Top
Carbon
Middle
Carbon
Bottom
35-52 g/m2 (30-45 kg or 9-14 lb)
Counted as one sheet
35-52 g/m2 (30-45 kg or 9-14 lb)
Counted as one sheet
35-64 g/m2 (30-55 kg or 9-17 lb)
Specifications
Carboninterleaved
kg: Weight in kilograms of 1000 sheets of 788 x 1091 mm paper
(1.16 g/m2)
lb: Weight in pounds of 500 sheets of 17 x 22 inch paper (3.76 g/m2)
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COMMAND SETS
COMMAND SETS
This appendix describes printer commands and
their parameters.
C
This printer has three resident command sets:
• Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set for Fujitsu DL series
printers)
• IBM Proprinter XL24E
• Epson ESC/P2
Select the same emulation on the printer and in your software. If your
software emulations include DPL24C PLUS, select DPL24C PLUS for
optimum performance.
Command
Sets
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
FUJITSU DPL24C
PLUS
This section describes the printer commands for the DPL24C PLUS command set which is the native command set of this printer.
Function
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
Italic printing on
Italic printing off
Select character style and screening
n1 = 0: Normal
1: Outline
2: Shaded
3: Outline and shaded
4: Thin outline
5: Thin shaded
6: Thin outline and shaded
n2 = 0: Transparent
1: Light dot matrix
2: Heavy dot matrix
3: Vertical bars
4: Horizontal bars
5: Slants
6: Back slants
7: Lattice
One-line double width characters on
One-line double width characters off
Double width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n =0)
C-2
Command
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC e S (n1) (n2)
SO or ESC SO
DC 4
ESC W (n)
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Function
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ESC V (n)
ESC u (n) (h1) (h2)
(v1) (v2)
SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC e U (n)
ESC – (n)
ESC e o (n)
Command
Sets
Double-height characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n =0)
This command does not adjust the line
spacing.
Multiwidth and height printing
n = 0: Not adjusted
1: Character pitch multiplied
2: Line spacing multiplied
3: Character pitch and line spacing
multiplied
h1: Tens digit of horizontal multiple
h2: Units digit of horizontal multiple
v1: Tens digit of vertical multiple
v2: Units digit of vertical multiple
(0 < h1 h2 or v1 v2 < 11)
Condensed characters on
Condensed characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n=1, superscript: n=0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Select underline type
n = 0: Single line
1: Bold single line
2: Extremely bold single line
3: Double line
4: Bold double line
5: Extremely bold double line
Underline on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Overline on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Command
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Select printing style
This command allows you to combine
various printing styles. The value of n is
the sum of the values of the styles you
want to combine.
n = 0: Pica pitch
1: Elite pitch
4: Condensed
8: Shadow
16: Bold
32: Double width
64: Proportional
Select image overlay type
This command allows you to overlay a
pattern on characters.
n = 1: Light dot matrix
2: Heavy dot matrix
3: Vertical bars
4: Horizontal bars
5: Slants
6: Back slants
7: Lattice
Image overlay printing on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Elite pitch (12 cpi)
Pica pitch (10 cpi)
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Set character pitch to (n-1)/120 inch
(1 < n < 127)
Set character pitch to n/180 inch
(0 < n < 255)
C-4
Command
ESC ! (n)
ESC e I (n)
ESC e L (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC M
ESC P
ESC p (n)
ESC US (n)
ESC h (n)
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Function
Set character offset to n/120 inch
Cancelled by CR or ESC x.
(0 < n < 63) (64 < n < 127)
Set character pitch to n/360 inch
(0 < n1 n2 n3 < 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
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ESC DC1 (n)
ESC e H
(n1) (n2) (n3)
LF
ESC LF
FF
ESC J (n)
ESC j (n)
ESC e J
(n1) (n2) (n3)
ESC e j
(n1) (n2) (n3)
ESC 0
ESC 3 (n)
ESC 1
ESC A (n)
ESC 2
Command
Sets
Vertical Control
Line feed
Reverse line feed
Form feed
Advance paper n/180 inch (0 < n < 255)
Reverse paper n/180 inch (0 < n < 255)
Advance paper n/360 inch
(0 < n1 n2 n3 < 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Reverse paper n/360 inch
(0 < n1 n2 n3 < 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Set line spacing to 1/8 inch (8 lpi)
Set line spacing to n/180 inch
(0 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to 7/60 inch
Set line spacing to n/60 inch
(0 < n < 127)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch (6 lpi) or to the
value set with the ESC A command.
The preset line spacing command is
ESC A (n).
Set line spacing to n/360 inch
(0 < n1 n2 n3 < 999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Set line spacing to n/360 inch
(1 < n < 255)
Command
ESC e V
(n1) (n2) (n3)
FS 3 (n)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
Set horizontal tabs
The values of n1 to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the print
columns (at the current character width)
at which tabs are to be set.
(1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 255)
Move to print column n (1 < n < 255)
Move dot column n/360 inch
(n = n1 + n2 x 256)
The value below is for 136-column printers.
(0 < n1 255) (0 < n2 < 19)
(0 < n2 x 256 + n1 < 4895)
Horizontal relative move by n/360 inch
(–999 < n1 n2 n3 < +999)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits of the distance. s is a plus
or minus ( + or –) sign.
Vertical tab execution
Set vertical tabs
The values of n1 to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the lines (at the
current line spacing) at which tabs are
to be set.
(1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 64)
Move to line n (1 < n < 255)
Page Formatting
Set right margin (0 < n < 255)
Set left margin (0 < n < 255)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 < n < 127)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines
(1 < n < 127)
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Command
HT
ESC D (n1) ... (nk)
NUL
ESC HT (n)
ESC $ (n1) (n2)
ESC e R (s)
(n1 ) (n2) (n3)
VT
ESC B (n1) ... (nk)
NUL
ESC VT (n)
ESC Q (n)
ESC l (n)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n) or
ESC e c (n) or
ESC FF (n)
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Function
Set page length to n inches
(1 < n < 22)
Set page length to n/360 inch
(n = n1 x 256 + n2)
(0 < n1 n2 < 255)
(1 < n1 x 256 + n2 < 7920)
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Appendix E gives the character sets
Select character set 2
Appendix E gives the character sets.
Select international character set
n = 0: USA
1: France
2: Germany
3: United Kingdom
4: Denmark 1/Norway
5: Sweden/Finland
6: Italy
7: Spain
8: Denmark 2
Clear print buffer
Select printer
Deselect printer (ignore input)
Force most significant bit to 1
Force most significant bit to 0
Cancel control over most significant bit
Command
ESC C NUL (n) or
ESC e C NUL (n) or
ESC FF NUL (n)
ESC e f (n1) (n2)
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC R (n)
CAN
DC1
DC3
ESC >
ESC =
ESC #
Command
Sets
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Select code table
n = 0: Code page 437
1: Code page 850
2: Code page 860
3: Code page 863
4: Code page 865
5: ISO 8859-1/ECMA 94
Select extended character by character
number
(0 < n1n2n3 < 664)
n1, n2, and n3 are the hundreds, tens, and
units digits.
Command
ESC e C (n)
ESC e E
(n1) (n2) (n3)
Word Processing
Line justification on
Automatically center printing
Reset word processing features
ESC m
ESC c
ESC x
Font Selection and Downloading
Select font m with source and style set by n
ESC % (m) (n)
•m (bits 0 and 1: Font device selection)
Bit 1
0
0
1
Bit 0 Selection of font
0
Resident font
1
Downloaded font
0
Resident font
•m (bits 2 and 3: Print quality specification
Bit 3
0
0
1
1
C-8
Bit 2
Print quality
0 Original quality of font
1 Letter quality (360 dpi)
0 Correspondence
quality (180 dpi)
1 Draft quality (120 dpi)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
• n (bit 0 to 2: Specification of font number)
(1) Resident fonts
n
m = 0, 0
m = 1, 0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Courier 10
Prestige elite 12
Draft
Compressed
Boldface PS
Pica 10
Correspondence
High-speed draft
OCR-B
OCR-A
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ESC e q (n)
ESC e s (n)
ESC e p (n1) (n2)
Command
Sets
(2) Downloaded fonts
n = 0: Downloaded font 0
1: Downloaded font 1
Select print quality (font attributes)
n = 0: Letter (360 x 180 dpi)
1: Correspondence (180 x 180 dpi)
2: Draft (120 x 180 dpi)
3: High-speed Draft (90 x 180 dpi)
Select spacing mode (font attributes)
n = 0: Fixed pitch font
1: Proportional spacing font
Select character pitch (n/360 inch, font
attributes)
(0 < n1 < 255) (1 < n2 < 255)
(n = n1 x 256 + n2)
Ex. n = 36: 10 pitch
30: 12 pitch
24: 15 pitch
21: 17 pitch
Condense/enlarge vertically (font attributes)
n = 1: Executed
0: Not executed
Select point size (n/1200 inch, font attributes)
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 255)
(n = n1 x 256 + n2)
Ex. n = 166: 10 point
ESC e A (n)
ESC e v (n1) (n2)
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Command
Select character style (font attributes)
n = 0: Upright
1: Italic
Select stroke weight (font attributes)
n = 249: –7 (reserved)
251: –5 (reserved)
253: –3 (light)
0: 0 (medium)
3: 3 (bold)
5: 5 (black)
7: 7 (ultrablack)
Select typeface (font attributes)
n = 1: Pica
3: Courier (bitmap)
4: Nimbus Sans ®
5: Timeless
8: Prestige
23: Boldface
130: OCR-A
131: OCR-B
134: Courier (scalable)
Select font by I.D. (font attributes)
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ESC e i (n)
ESC e w (n)
ESC e t (n)
ESC e F (n)
n
Quality
Spacing
Pitch
Point
Typeface
1
2
3
4
9
10
32
34
128
129
130
132
133
134
140
141
142
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
CQ
DQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
LQ
Fixed
Fixed
PS
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
10 cpi
12 cpi
–
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
12 cpi
–
–
–
–
–
–
10 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi
12 pt
10 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
12 pt
11 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
10 pt
Courier (bitmap)
Prestige
Boldface
Pica
OCR-A
OCR-B
Courier (bitmap)
Gothic
Timeless
Timeless Italic
Timeless Bold
Nimbus Sans ®
Nimbus Italic
Nimbus Bold
Courier (scalable)
Courier Bold (scalable)
Courier Italic (scalable)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Command
Copy resident font to download area
m = 0: Courier 10
1: Prestige Elite 12
2: Draft
3: Compressed
4: Boldface PS
5: Pica 10
6: Correspondence
7: High-speed Draft
n = 0: Downloaded font 0
1: Downloaded font 1
Create download font
• m (bits 4 and 5: Specifies the quality of
characters to be registered)
Bit 5
0
1
1
Bit 4
1
0
1
ESC : NUL (m) (n)
ESC & (m) (Cs)
(Ce) (data)
Font quality selection
Letter (360 dpi)
Correspondence (180 dpi)
Draft (120 dpi)
• m (bit 0: Specifies external font number
to be registered)
Bit 0
Font number selection
Remarks
0
Downloaded font 0
At power on, resident font 0 is
automatically downloaded.
1
Downloaded font 1
At power on, resident font 1 is
automatically downloaded.
Decimal
Hex
0 - Cs, Ce < 255
00 - Cs, Ce - FF
Precaution: Ce > Cs
• data (More than one byte of data
containing bit map data)
(Reserved)
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Command
Sets
• m (bits 1, 2, 3, 6, 7) Not used (don’t care)
• Cs (Download start character, ASCII code)
• Ce (Download end character, ASCII code)
ESC e D (data);
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Bit Image Graphics
Graphics type m graphics
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
360 dot per inch 24-pin graphics
ESC * (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
ESC e b (m)
(n1) (n2) (data) or
ESC e B (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
FS Z (n1) (n2) (data)
Initialize Printer
Reset printer
Reset printer
Initialize printer
ESC @
ESC CR P
ESC SUB I
Graphics type m graphics
Bar Code Printing
Print bar code
b: Total number of parameters
R: (fixed)
(To be continued)
C-12
Command
ESC DC4 (b) R
(c) (w) (h) (a)
(ch1) ... (chn)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
c:
Type of bar code
ASCII Decimal Hex
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
A
B
a
Command
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
65
66
97
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
41
42
61
Type of bar code
Codebar (nw-7)
EAN 13
EAN 8
Code 3 to 9
Industrial 2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5
Matrix 2 of 5
UPC type A
Code 128
UPC type A with
checkdigit printing
w:
Width of narrow bar in 1/1440
inch units
h: Height of bar code
a: Defines check characters and OCR
characters
ch1 ...chn: Bar code characters
NOTE
When EAN13, UPC type A, or UPC type A
with checkdigit printing is selected as the
type of barcode, printing the barcode from
the left (from the first dot) will cause the
omission of a flag character that should be
printed on the lower left or middle left of it.
Therefore, when printing these types of
barcode, leave two or more spaces open
from the left.
Command
Sets
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Miscellaneous
Sound bell
Enable paper-out sensor
Ignore paper-out sensor
Typewriter mode on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Move print head to home position
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n=1, off: n=0)
Select CR code definition
n = 0: CR = CR only
1: CR = CR + LF
Select LF code definition
n = 0: LF = LF only
1: LF = LF + CR
Enter online setup mode
Move print head (unit: 1/180 inch)
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 255)
C-14
Command
BEL
ESC 9
ESC 8
ESC i (n)
ESC <
ESC U (n)
ESC e r (n)
ESC e l (n)
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
ESC e h (n1) (n2)
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COMMAND SETS
Factory Default Settings
The following table describes the printer commands used to control options
of the items that can be selected in printer setup mode. Command parameters are omitted.
Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Command
Emulate
DPL24C+, XL24E, ESC/P2
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Font
COUR 10, PRSTG 12, COMPRSD,
BOLDFCE, PICA 10, CORRESP,
COUR-N, COUR-B, COUR-I,
TIMLS-N, TIMLS-B, TIMLS-I,
N.SAN-N, N.SAN-B, N.SAN-I. OCR-B,
OCR-A, DOWNLD 0, DOWNLD 1
ESC e t
ESC e F
ESC %
Quality
LETTER, REPORT, DRAFT, HI-DRFT
ESC e q
Pitch
2.5, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, 20 CPI
or PROP SP
ESC e p
ESC e H
ESC h
ESC US
ESC M
ESC P
ESC p
ESC i
ESC e s
Line
space
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, LPI
ESC e V
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 2
ESC 3
ESC A
ESC W
SO or ESC SO
(DC4)
ESC u
ESC !
Character NORMAL, 2 TIMES, 4 TIMES
height
ESC V
ESC u
Underline: Factory default
(
): Cancel command
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Command
Sets
Character NORMAL, 2 TIMES, 4 TIMES
width
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Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Command
Attributes
NONE, ITALICS, CONDNSD,
SHADOW, BOLD
ESC 4 (ESC 5)
SI or ESC SI
(DC2)
ESC E (ESC F)
ESC G (ESC H)
ESC e i
ESC !
Page
length
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0,
8.5, 11.0, 11.6, 12.0, 14.0, 18.0 IN
ESC C NUL
ESC e C NUL
ESC FF NUL
ESC C
ESC e C
ESC FF
Left end
1 , 2, 3, ... , 41 COLM
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Top
margin
1 , 2, 3, ... , 10 LINE
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Language
USA, UK, GERMAN, FRENCH,
ITALIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH,
FINNISH, DANISH1, DANISH2,
NORWEGN, PAGE437, PAGE850,
PAGE860, PAGE863, PAGE865
ISO8859, ECMA94
ESC R
ESC e C
PG852, PG852-T, PG855, PG866,
HUNGARY, HUNG-T, SOLV,
SOLV-T, POLISH, POLSH-T,
MAZOWIA, MAZOW-T, LATIN7,
LATIN2, LATN2-T, KAMENIC,
KAMEN-T, TURKY, TURKY-T,
CYRILIC, IBM437, IBM851, ELOT928,
PG-DHN, LATIN-P, ISO-LTN,
LITHUA1, LITHUA2, MIK, MACEDON,
ABG, ABY, PG-MAC, ELOT927,
DEC-GR, GREEK 11, PG862, HBR-OLD,
HBR-DEC, ISO-TUK, RUSCII, LATIN-9
Uncontrollable
by commands
but
controllable in
online setup
mode
Underline: Factory default
(
): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS
Item
Selectable options in setup mode
Command
Character
set
SET 1, SET2
ESC7
ESC6
Perforation skip
SKIP, NO-SKIP
ESC N (ESC O)
Paper
width
8.0 IN, 11.0 IN, 11.4 IN, 13.6IN,
(8.0 IN is default for 80-column printer, and
13.6 IN is default for 136-column printer)
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Zero font
NO-SLSH, SLASH
Controllable in
online setup
mode
DC3
ENABLE, DISABLE
Controllable in
online setup
mode
CR code
CR-ONLY, CR & LF
ESC e r
LF code
LF-ONLY, LF & CR
ESC e l
Right
end wrap
WRAP, OVR-PRT
Controllable in
online setup
mode
Paper-out
CNTONLY, DETECT, IGNORE
ESC 9 (ESC 8)
Print
direction
BI-DIR, UNI-DIR
ESC U
Command
Sets
Underline: Factory default
(
): Cancel command
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
IBM PROPRINTER XL24E
EMULATION
This section describes the printer commands for the IBM Proprinter XL24E
emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer.
Function
Command
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
One-line double-width characters on
One-line double-width characters off
Double-width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height/double-width characters
n1 = 4, n2 = 0, m1 = 0, m2 = 0
m3 controls character height and line
spacing:
m3
0
1
2
16
17
18
32
33
34
Height
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Normal
Double
Unchanged
Normal
Double
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
SO or ESC SO
DC4
ESC W (n)
ESC [ @ (n1) (n2)
(m1) ... (m4)
Spacing
Unchanged
Unchanged
Unchanged
Single
Single
Single
Double
Double
Double
m4 controls character width:
m4
0
1
2
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Width
Unchanged
Normal
Double
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Condensed characters on
Condensed and elite characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Overline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Elite characters on
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
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SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC - (n)
ESC (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC :
ESC P (n)
LF
FF
ESC J (n)
ESC J (n)
ESC 0
ESC 1
ESC 3 (n)
ESC 3 (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC A (n)
Command
Sets
Vertical Control
Line feed
Form feed
Advance paper n/216 inch (1 < n < 255)
Advance paper n/180 inch (in AG mode)
(1 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to 1/8 lines
Set line spacing to 7/72 inch
Set line spacing to n/216 inch
(0 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (in AG mode)
(0 < n < 255)
Preset line spacing to n/72 inch
(1 < n < 255)
Preset line spacing to n/60 inch (in AG mode)
(1 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch or to the value
preset by line spacing command ESC A (n)
Command
ESC 2
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Change graphics line spacing base to
1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3)
m1 = 4, m2 = 0
0 < t1 < 255, 0 < t2 < 255, t3 = 0
t4 = 180 or 216
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
Set horizontal tabs
The values of n1to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the print columns
(at the current character width) at which
tabs are to be set. (1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 28)
Clear all horizontal tabs
Move print position right by n/120 inch
(0 < n1, n2 < 255) (n = n1 + n2 x 256)
Vertical tab execution
Set vertical tabs
The values of n1to nk in this command
are the ASCII values of the lines (at the
current line spacing) at which tabs are to be
set. (1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 64)
Clear all vertical tabs
Reset tabs to default values
Page Formatting
Set left margin at column n and right
margin at column m (0 < n, m < 255)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 < n < 255)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines (1 < n < 255)
Set page length to n inches (1 < n < 22)
Set top of form
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Command
ESC [ \ (m1) (m2)
(t1) ... (t4)
HT
ESC D (n1) ...
(nk) NUL
ESC D NUL
ESC d (n1) (n2)
VT
ESC B (n1)...
(nk) NUL
ESC B NUL
ESC R
ESC X (n) (m)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC 4
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Select character set 2
Print n1 + n2 x 256 characters from allcharacter set
(chars.: codes of characters to print,
0 < chars. < 255)
Print a character from all-character set
(char.: a code of character to print,
0 < char. < 255)
Select code page table n
(0 < n1, n2 < 255) (n = n1 + n2 x 256)
c1
c2
0
1
3
3
3
3
0
181
82
92
95
97
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC \ (n1) (n2)
(chars.)
ESC ^ (char.)
ESC [ T (n1) (n2)
0 0 (c1) (c2)
Code page ID
Ignore command
Code page 437
Code page 850
Code page 860
Code page 863
Code page 865
Clear input buffer
Select printer
Deselect printer (ignore input)
CAN
DC1
ESC Q #
ESC I (n)
Command
Sets
Downloading
Select resident or downloaded font
Ex. n = 0: Resident Draft
2: Resident Courier
4: Downloaded Draft
6: Downloaded Courier
Create download font
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Command
ESC = (n1) (n2)
ID (m1) (m2) (data)
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Function
Bit Image Graphics
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
High-resolution graphics
Select graphics mode (in AG mode only)
Miscellaneous
Sound the bell
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Add a carriage return to all line feeds
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Printer offline
Enter online setup mode*
Select default settings
C-22
Command
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC [ g (n1) (n2)
(m) (data)
ESC * (m) (c1) (c2)
(data)
BEL
ESC U (n)
ESC 5 (n)
ESC j
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
ESC [ K (n1) (n2)
(i) (ID) (p1) (p2)
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EPSON ESC/P2
EMULATION
COMMAND SETS
This section describes the printer commands for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that
are not supported by the original printer.
Function
Print Mode Control
Double-strike (bold) printing on
Double-strike (bold) printing off
Emphasized (shadow) printing on
Emphasized (shadow) printing off
Italic printing on
Italic printing off
Select character style
n = 0: Normal
1: Outlined
2: Shaded
3: Outlined and shadowed
One-line double-width characters on
One-line double-width characters off
Double-width characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Double-height characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Condensed characters on
Condensed characters off
Subscript or superscript printing on
(subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0)
Subscript and superscript printing off
Underline on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Command
ESC G
ESC H
ESC E
ESC F
ESC 4
ESC 5
ESC q (n)
SO or ESC SO
DC4
ESC W (n)
ESC w (n)
SI or ESC SI
DC2
ESC S (n)
ESC T
ESC - (n)
Command
Sets
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Select line
n1 = 3, n2 = 0, d1 = 1
d2 = 0: Ignore command
1: Underline
2: Strike through
3: Overscore
d3 = 0 or 4: Cancel line selection
1: Single line
2 or 3: Double line
5: Single-dotted line
6 or 7: Double-dotted line
Select printing style
This command allows you to combine
various printing styles. The value
of n is the sum of the values of the
styles you want to combine.
n = 0: Pica pitch
1: Elite pitch
2: Proportional spacing
4: Condensed
8: Shadow
16: Bold
32: Double-width
64: Italics
128: Underline
Horizontal Control
Space
Backspace
Carriage return
Set elite pitch
Set pica pitch
Set 15 CPI
Proportionally spaced characters on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Set inter-character space to n/120 inch (for
draft) or n/180 inch (for letter and
proportional) (0 < n < 127)
C-24
Command
ESC ( - (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2) (d3)
ESC ! (n)
SP
BS
CR
ESC M
ESC P
ESC g
ESC p (n)
ESC SP (n)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Set character pitch to (n1 + n2 x 256)/360 inch
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 4)
Select character pitch (specify unit o pitch)
n1 = 1, n2 = 0
d = 10 to 19: 10/3600 inch = 1/360 inch
d = 20 to 29: 20/3600 inch = 1/180 inch
d = 30 to 39: 30/3600 inch = 1/120 inch
d = 40 to 49: 40/3600 inch = 1/90 inch
d = 50 to 59: 50/3600 inch = 1/72 inch
d = 60 to 69: 60/3600 inch = 1/60 inch
Vertical Control
Line feed
Form feed FF
Advance paper n/180 inch (1 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to 1/8 inch
Set line spacing to n/180 inch (0 < n < 255)
Set line spacing to n/60 inch (0 < n < 127)
Set line spacing to 1/6 inch
Set line spacing to n/360 inch (0 < n < 255)
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ESC c (n1) (n2)
ESC ( U (n1) (n2) (d)
LF
ESC J (n)
ESC 0
ESC 3 (n)
ESC A (n)
ESC 2
ESC + (n)
HT
ESC D
(n1) ... (nk) NUL
ESC $ (n1) (n2)
ESC \ (n1) (n2)
Command
Sets
Tabulation
Horizontal tab execution
Set horizontal tabs
The values of n1to nk in this
command are the ASCII values of the
print columns (at the current character
width) at which tabs are to be set.
(1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 32)
Move print position n/60(*1) inch right from
left margin (n = n1 + n2 x 256)
Move print position n/120(*1) inch (for draft)
or n/180(*1) inch (for letter) left or right
from the current position
(n = n1 + n2 x 256)
Vertical tab execution
Command
VT
This pitch is the default, but can be changed by the ESC ( U command
beforehand.
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Set vertical tabs
The values of n1to nk in this
command are the ASCII values of the
lines (at the current line spacing)
at which tabs are to be set.
(1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 16)
Move to dot line (d1 + d2 x 256)/360(*1) inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 < d1 < 255) (0 < d2 < 127)
Vertical relative move by (d1 + d2 x 256)/360(*1)
inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 < d1 < 255) (0 < d2 < 127)
–32768 < d1 + d2 x 256 < 32768
Page Formatting
Set right margin to column n
(1 < n < 255)
Set left margin to column n
(0 < n < 255)
Set top and bottom margins from top of page
n1 = 4, n2 = 0
• Top margin = (t1 + t2 x 256)/360(*1) inch
(0 < t1 < 255) (0 < t2 < 127)
• Bottom margin = (b1 + b2 x 256)/360(*1) inch
(0 < b1 < 255)
(0 < b2 < 127)
Set perforation skip by n lines
(1 < n < 127)
Perforation skip off
Set page length to n lines (1 < n < 127)
Set page length to n inches (1 < n < 22)
Set page length to (d1 + d2 x 256)/360(*1) inch
n1 = 2, n2 = 0
(0 < d1 < 255) (0 < d2 < 127)
*1
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Command
ESC B (n1) ...
(nk) NUL
ESC ( V (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
ESC ( v (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
ESC Q (n)
ESC l (n)
ESC ( c (n1) (n2)
(t1) (t2) (b1) (b2)
ESC N (n)
ESC O
ESC C (n)
ESC C NUL (n)
ESC ( C (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2)
This pitch is the default, but can be changed by the ESC ( U command
beforehand.
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COMMAND SETS
Function
Character Set Control
Select character set 1
Select character set 2
Select character set table
n = 0: Italics character set
1: Graphics character set
2: Downloaded character set
3: Graphics character set
Select international character set
n = 0: USA
1: France
2: Germany
3: United Kingdom
4: Denmark 1
5: Sweden
6: Italy
7: Spanish 1
8: Japan
9: Norway
10: Denmark 2
11: Spanish 2
12: Latin America
13: Korea
64: Legal
Command
ESC 7
ESC 6
ESC t (n)
ESC R (n)
Command
Sets
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COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Assign a character set to active character set
number 0 to 3
n1= 3, n2 = 0
d1 = 0: Active character set number 0
1: Active character set number 1
2: Active character set number 2
3: Active character set number 3
d2 = 0: Italic
1: PC 437 (USA)
3: PC 850 (Multilingual)
7: PC 860 (Portugal)
8: PC 863 (Canada-French)
9: PC 865 (Norway)
d3 = 0
Print n1 + n2 x 256 characters from allcharacter set
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 127)
(0 < n1 + n2 x 256 < 255)
(0 < character codes < 254)
Clear input buffer
Delete a character
Force most significant bit to 1
Force most significant bit to 0
Cancel control over most significant bit
Font Selection and Downloading
Select font ESC % (n)
n = 0: Resident character set
1: Downloaded character set
Select letter or draft quality
n = 0: Draft
1: Letter
C-28
Command
ESC ( t (n1) (n2)
(d1) (d2) (d3)
ESC ( ^ (n1) (n2)
(character codes)
CAN
DEL
ESC >
ESC =
ESC #
ESC x (n)
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COMMAND SETS
Function
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ESC k (n)
ESC X m (n1) (n2)
ESC : NUL (n) (s)
ESC & NUL (n1) (n2)
(d0) (d1) (d2) (data)
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Command
Sets
Select type style
•Bitmap font:
n = 0: Courier
1: Courier
2: Courier
3: Prestige
4: Courier
5: OCR-B
6: OCR-A
7: Courier
8: Courier
9: Courier
•Scalable font:
n = 0: Timeless
1: Nimbus Sans ®
2: Courier
3: Timeless
4: Timeless
5: Timeless
6: Timeless
7: Timeless
8: Timeless
9: Timeless
Set scalable font mode
• m sets character pitch.
m = 0: Keep previous pitch
1: Set proportional space mode
m > 5: Select character pitch
(m/360 inch)
(Reset proportional space mode)
• n1 and n2 set point size of font.
Point size = (n1 + n2 x 256) x 0.5 point
(0 < n1 < 255) (0 < n2 < 127)
Copy resident character set to download area
Create download font
Command
COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS)
Function
Bit Image Graphics
Graphics type m graphics
Bit image mode definition
Single-density graphics
Double-density graphics
High-speed double-density graphics
Quadruple-density graphics
Select raster image graphics
n1 = 1, n2 = 0
d = 1: Raster image graphics mode
Print raster image graphics
Miscellaneous
Sound the bell
Move print head to home position
Unidirectional printing on/off
(on: n = 1, off: n = 0)
Initialize printer
Enter online setup mode *
Command
ESC * (m) (n1) (n2)
(data)
ESC ? (s) (n)
ESC K (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC L (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Y (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC Z (n1) (n2) (data)
ESC ( G (n1) (n2) (d)
ESC . (c) (v) (h) (m)
(n1) (n2) (data)
BEL
ESC <
ESC U (n)
ESC @
ESC e ONLINE
(data)
* Indicates extended commands not supported by the original printer.
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INTERFACE INFORMATION
D
This printer can communicate with a computer
through a Centronics parallel interface,
a RS-232C serial interface, a USB interface, or a LAN interface. You can
specify the interface selection mode so that the printer uses which interface or
it can automatically select the interface from which it first receives data.
This appendix provides information you may need for wiring your own
interface cables or for programming computer-to-printer communications.
Most users do not need the information in this appendix. To simply connect
your printer to your computer, follow the instructions in Chapter 2.
PARALLEL INTERFACE
This parallel interface can operate in the following two modes:
•
Unidirectional (forward channel) mode or conventional mode: This
printer supports a conventional Centronics interface.
•
Bidirectional (forward/reverse channel) mode or nibble mode: This
printer supports a bidirectional communication per Nibble mode of the
IEEE 1284 Standard.
The cable connector at the printer side should be a shielded, Amphenol DDK
57FE-30360 or equivalent.
The connector pin assignments are given in the following tables by modes. In
the tables:
• “Input” denotes a signal from the computer to the printer.
• “Output” denotes a signal from the printer to the computer.
• The return lines specified in the second column represent twisted
pairs, with one side connected to signal ground.
• The standard signal levels are 0.0 to +0.4 V (low), and +2.4 to +5.0 V
(high).
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INTERFACE INFORMATION
Compatible Mode
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
1
2–9
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19
Signal
name
Data Strobe
(DSTB)
20--27 Data 1 to 8
Direction
Description
Input
This signal is a strobe pulse
for reading data (Data 1 to 8).
The printer reads data when this
signal is low. The pulse width
must be 1 µs or more at the
receiving terminal.
Input
Data 8 (pin 9) is the most
significant bit; however, this pin
is not used in 7-bit ASCII
communications.
Logical 1 signals must go high at
least 1 µs before the falling edge
of the Data Strobe signal and
must stay high for at least 1 µs
after the rising edge.
10
28
Acknowledge
(ACK)
Output This pulse signal indicates
that the printer has received data
and is ready to accept the next set
of data.
This signal is also sent when the
printer is switched from offline to
online.
11
29
Busy
Output Data cannot be received when
this signal is high. This signal is
high during data entry, when the
printer is offline, when the buffer
is full, or when an error occurs.
12
30
Paper Empty
(PE)
Output This signal is high when the
printer is out of paper.
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Signal
name
Direction
Interface
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
Description
13
–
Select
(SLCT)
Output This signal is high when the
printer is online.
14
–
Auto Feed XT
Input
15
–
–
–
No connection
16
–
Signal Ground
–
Logic ground level (0 V)
17
–
Frame Ground
–
Printer chassis ground line. FG
and SG are connected.
18
–
+5V
19–
30
–
Signal Ground
31
–
Input Prime
(INPRM)
Input
32
–
Fault
Output This signal is low when the
printer is offline, paper is out, or
when there is a printer error.
33
–
Signal Ground
–
Logic ground level (0 V)
34
–
–
–
No connection
35
–
+5 VR
Output Pulled up to +5 V through a
3.3 ký resistor
36
–
SLCT-IN
Input
Not used
Output +5 V source (up to 300 mA)
–
Twisted pair return lines
If this signal is low for more
than 50 µs, the printer is reset to
the initial condition and is placed
online.
Not used
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Nibble Mode
Pin numbers 2 to 9, 15 to 31, and 33 to 35 are the same as the conventional
mode.
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
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Signal
name
Direction
Description
1
19
Host Clock
Input
This signal is set high when the
host requests the reverse data
transfer phase (nibble mode).
10
28
Printer Clock
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal goes high when data
being sent to the host is established.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is set low then goes
high to interrupt the host,
indicating that data is available.
11
29
Printer Busy
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
Data bit 3, data bit 7, then
forward path (host to printer)
busy status
12
30
Ack Data Req
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
Data bit 2, then data bit 6
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is set high until the
host requests data and, after that,
follows the Data Available signal.
13
–
X Flag
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
Data bit 1, then data bit 5
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14
–
Signal
name
Host Busy
Direction
Input
Interface
Pin Return
No. Pin No.
Description
Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal is set low when the
host can receive data, and goes
high when the host has received
data. Following a reverse data
transfer, the interface enters the
reverse idle phase when the Host
Busy signal goes low and the
printer has no data.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal goes high when the
Printer Clock signal goes low so
that the interface re-enters the
reverse data transfer phase. If it
goes high with the 1284 Active
signal low, the 1284 idle phase is
aborted and the interface returns
to the compatibility mode.
32
–
Data Available
Output Reverse data transfer phase:
This signal is set low when the
printer is ready to send data to
the host. During the data
transfer, it is used as data bit 0
(LSB), then data bit 4.
Reverse idle phase:
This signal is used to indicate
that data is available.
36
–
1284 Active
Input
This signal goes high to cause the
printer to enter the reverse data
transfer phase (nibble mode).
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Data Transmission Timing
In unidirectional mode (conventional Centronics interface), this printer
guarantees the received data when the Data and Data Strobe signals from the
computer have the following timing with respect to the Busy and Acknowledge
signals from the printer.
Data 1 to Data 8
Data Strobe
BUSY
Acknowledge
➤
➤
➤
T3
➤
T5
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
➤
T4
T1 T2
T6
➤
➤
T1, T2, T3 > 1 µs
T4 < 1 µs
0 µs < T5 < 3 µs
2 µs < T6 < 6 µs
In bidirectional mode (nibblemode), this printer can send data to the computer. Data is sent in units of four bits (nibble) using four output signal lines as
data paths. The following outlines one byte of data sent during reverse data
transfer phase in nibble mode.
1284 Active
(from CPU)
Data Available (*)
Data bit 0
Data bit 4
X Flag
Data bit 1
Data bit 5
Ack Data Req
Data bit 2
Data bit 6
Printer Busy
Data bit 3
Data bit 7
Printer Clock
Host Busy
(from CPU)
* Data Available is assigned for the cable.
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RS-232C is the standard serial interface for data terminal equipment. The
cable connector at the printer side should be a D-subminiature Cannon or
Cinch DB-25P male connector or equivalent that conforms to EIA standards.
The table that follows shows the pin assignments commonly used by most
computers. In the table:
• “Input” denotes a signal from the computer to the printer.
• “Output” denotes a signal from the printer to the computer.
• The signal level for mark state (logical 1) is -3 V or lower; for space
state (logical 0), it is +3 V or higher.
Pin Signal
No. Name
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Description
1
FG
–
Frame Ground
2
TD
Output
3
RD
Input
4
RTS
Output
Request To Send. Spaces are sent when the
printer is ready to transmit data.
5
CTS
Input
Clear To Send. Spaces are sent when the
computer is ready to receive data.
6
DSR
Input
Data Set Ready. Spaces are sent when the
computer has been powered on and is ready to
receive or transmit data.
7
SG
–
8
CD
Input
11
RC
Output
Reverse Channel. This signal is used instead of
the DTR signal in the RC protocol. Spaces are
sent when the printer is ready to receive or
transmit data.
20
DTR
Output
Data Terminal Ready. Spaces are sent when the
printer has been powered on and is ready to
receive or transmit data.
Transmitted Data. This pin carries information
from the printer to the computer.
Received Data. This pin carries information from
the computer to the printer.
Signal Ground (common return)
Carrier Detect. Spaces are sent when the
computer allows the printer to receive data.
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SERIAL INTERFACE
INTERFACE INFORMATION
Serial Options
The serial options for the computer and the printer must match. Use the
printer control panel, the computer operating system, or your software to
change options specified as “selectable.”
Transmission mode:
Asynchronous, full duplex, or half duplex
(selectable)
Speed:
150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, or 19200
baud (selectable)
Data bits:
7 or 8 bits (selectable)
Parity bit:
Odd, even, mark, space, or none (selectable)
Start bit:
1 bit
Stop bit:
1 or 2 bits (selectable)
Protocol:
XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3), DTR (Data Terminal
Ready), or RC (Reverse Channel) (selectable)
Buffer size:
256, 2K, 8K, 24K, 32K, 96K, or 128K bytes
(selectable)
Cable Wiring
This printer allows two types of serial communication control: DSR-enabled
and DSR-disabled. The type of control required is determined by your
computer requirements. The type of control also affects the way the interface
cable is wired. To determine whether you need DSR-enabled control or DSRdisabled control, use the printer HARDWRE function (see Chapter 5).
DSR-disabled control offers simpler cabling and communication than does
DSR-enabled control. DSR-disabled control can be used to interface with an
IBM PC and most other personal computers. With DSR-disabled control, the
input control signals DSR, CTS, and CD are always considered high,
regardless of their actual states. Therefore, no wire connection for these pins
is required. The following figure shows the wiring required for connection to
an IBM PC.
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TD
RD
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
(Pin 2)
(Pin 3)
(Pin 6)
(Pin 20)
(Pin 4)
(Pin 5)
(Pin 8)
(Pin 7)
q
w
#
Printer
TD
RD
DSR
DTR (RC)
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
#
#
#
#
# indicates an open wire.
Wire q is unnecessary for the DTR (or RC) protocol.
Some computers may not require wire w.
DSR-enabled control enables communication using an RS-232C interface.
The CTS and DSR input control signals are enabled; CD is ignored. DSR
must be high when the printer receives data. If the printer has data to be
transmitted to the computer, the printer transmits the data when both DSR and
CTS are high.
When using DSR-enabled control, use a straight-through cable to connect to a
DCE (data communications equipment) device. Use a null-modem cable to
connect to a DTE (data terminal equipment) device, as shown below.
Host (DTE)
TD
RD
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
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(Pin 2)
(Pin 3)
(Pin 6)
(Pin 20)
(Pin 4)
(Pin 5)
(Pin 8)
(Pin 7)
Printer (DTE)
TD
RD
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
CD
SG
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Serial Protocols
A protocol is a set of instructions that control the way data is transmitted
between devices such as a computer and printer. The protocol ensures that
the computer does not send information to the printer faster than the information can be processed. By telling the computer when the printer can receive
data, the protocol prevents the printer’s buffer from overflowing.
This printer offers a choice of four different protocols for connection to a
variety of computers: XON/XOFF, DTR, and RC. If you computer documentation does not recommend a particular protocol, try DTR. The following
table describes the three protocols.
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Protocol
Description
XON/XOFF
(DC1/DC3)
When the printer is ready to receive data, it sends the
XON (DC1) code (hex 11). When fewer than 255 bytes of
space remain in the buffer (or when the printer is taken
offline), the printer sends the XOFF (DC3) code (hex 13).
(When the input buffer is configured for 256 bytes, the
buffer limit is reduced from 255 bytes to 63 bytes.) The
computer must stop transmitting data within 255 (63)
characters of receiving the XOFF code, or information may
be lost. If paper runs out, the printer sends an NAK code
(hex 15).
DTR
DTR is a hardware protocol; that is, the DTR signal on
interface cable pin 20 is used to control the flow of data
rather than transmission of a character code. When the
printer is ready to receive data, pin 20 is high. When fewer
than 255 (63) bytes of space remain in the buffer (or when
the printer is taken offline), pin 20 is low. The computer
must stop transmitting data within 255 (63) characters of
DTR being low, or information may be lost.
RC
The RC protocol is the same as the DTR protocol, except
that the Reverse Channel signal (pin 11) is used instead of
the Data Terminal Ready signal (pin 20).
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Cable
This printer supports the USB 1.1 Full speed specification. To connect to the
host, use USB 2.0-compliant INF cables (5 meters (196 inch) or shorter).
(Use the shielded cables.)
Connector pin alignment
2
1
3
4
- Connector specification
Printer side
Cable side
No. Signal line name
Function
1
vbus
Power supply
2
DData transfer
3
D+
Data transfer
4
GND
Signal ground
Shell
Shield
Type B receptacle (female)
Upstream port
Type B plug (male)
Specification
- Basic specification
USB interface compliant
Note
It does not guarantee all operations on hosts.
- Power control
- Transmission mode
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Full speed (Maximum 12 Mbps +
0.25%)
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LAN INTERFACE
Cable
This printer supports the 10Base-T and 100Base-TX cables.
Connector pin alignment
1
No. Signal line name
1
TXO+
2
TXO3
RXI+
4
5
6
RXI7
8
-
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8
DIR
Function
NIC-HUB Transmit data +
NIC-HUB Transmit data HUB-NIC Receive data +
HUB-NIC Receive data -
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CHARACTER SETS
Below are character sets 1 and 2 of Code Page 437,
available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and
the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Characters
enclosed in boxes differ for sets 1 and 2.
Characters in set 2 also vary with the national character set.
Code Page 437 is for the USA character set.
E
Character
Sets
CHARACTER SETS 1
AND 2
(DPL24C PLUS AND
IBM XL24E
EMULATION)
Code Page 437 Character Set 1
Code Page 437 Character Set 2
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CHARACTER SETS
ITALIC AND GRAPHICS
CHARACTER SETS (ESC/
P2 EMULATION)
The following shows character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation.
Characters differ in codes 128 to 255 (hex 80 to FF).
Italic Character Set
Graphics Character Set 1
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Graphics Character Set 2
Character
Sets
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CHARACTER SETS
NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS (ALL
EMULATIONS)
Below are the 52 national character sets available for all emulations of this
printer. These character sets support different characters and symbols specific
to different languages. Note that these tables are for Courier 10, a resident
font, and that some national character sets do not have some characters and
symbols whose use depends on resident fonts. For details, see the table at the
end of this appendix.
When the following character sets are used with the Epson ESC/P2 emulation, the printing of FFh code characters is not supported.
ECMA94, ISO8859, ISO-LTN, ISO-TUK, CYRILIC, LATIN-9
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PAGE437/USA (Code Page 437/USA)
UK (British English)
GERMAN (German)
SWEDISH (Swedish)
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PAGE850 (Code Page 850(Multilingual))
PAGE852/PG852-T (Code Page 852)
PAGE855 (Code Page 855)
Character
Sets
ISO8859/ECMA94 (ISO 8859-1/ECMA94)
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PAGE860 (Code Page 860(Portugal))
PAGE863 (Code Page 863 (Canada-French))
PAGE865 (Code Page 865(Nordic))
PAGE866 (Code Page 866(Cyrillic))
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SLOV/SLOV-T (Slovenian)
POLISH/POLSH-T (Polish)
MAZOWIA/MAZOW-T (Mazowian)
Character
Sets
HUNGARY/HUNG-T (Hungarian)
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LATIN2/LATN2-T (Latin2)
KAMENIC/KAMEN-T (Kamenicky)
TURKY/TURKY-T (Turkish)
CYRILIC (Cyrillic)
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IBM851 (IBM 851)
ELOT928 (ELOT 928)
PG-DHN (Code Page DHN)
Character
Sets
IBM437 (IBM 437)
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CHARACTER SETS
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LATIN-P (Latin Polish)
ISO-LTN (ISO Latin)
LITHUA1 (Lithuanian 1)
LITHUA2 (Lithuanian 2)
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MACEDON (Macedonian)
ABG
ABY
Character
Sets
MIK
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CHARACTER SETS
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PG-MAC
ELOT927
DECGR
GREEK 11
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HBR OLD
HBR DEC
ISO-TUK
Character
Sets
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CHARACTER SETS
LATIN-9
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RUSCII
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NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS (DPL24C PLUS AND
IBM XL24E EMULATION)
The following character sets differ from those of Code Page 437 (USA),
available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter XL24E
emulation.
ITALIAN (Italian)
SPANISH (Spanish)
FINNISH (Finnish)
Character
Sets
FRENCH (French)
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CHARACTER SETS
DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian)
NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS (ESC/P2 EMULATION)
The following character sets differ from the graphics character sets available in
the Epson ESC/P2 emulation.
DANISH1 (Danish1)
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DANISH2 (Danish2)
SPANSH1 (Spanish1)
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SPANSH2 (Spanish2)
JAPAN (Japanese)
LATIN A (Latin American)
Character
Sets
ITALIAN (Italian)
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NORWEGN (Norwegian)
FRENCH (French)
DANISH2 (Danish2)
KOREA (Korea)
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LEGAL (Legal)
Character
Sets
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CHARACTER SETS
NATIONAL CHARACTER
SETS AND SUPPORTED
RESIDENT FONTS (ALL
EMULATIONS)
In all emulations, this printer supports 50 national character sets for characters and symbols specific to different languages. Some national character
sets, however, do not have some characters and symbols and may not be
usable, depending on resident fonts. The following tables show which of the
resident fonts are supported for each national character set:
National
character set
USA *
United Kingdom
German
Name in
setup menu
USA
UK
GERMAN
OCR-A
OCR-B
H-draft***
Correspondence
Nimbus Sans **
Timeless **
Courier scalable**
Pica 10
Bold PS
Draft
Compress
Elite 12
Courier 10
Resident font
√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
(Continued on the next page)
USA is the same as Code Page 437.
These are scalable and provided with upright, italic, and bold as resident
fonts.
*** H-draft stands for high-speed draft.
√: Supported
*
**
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CHARACTER SETS
Swedish
ISO 8859-1
ECMA94
Code Page 437 *
Code Page 850
Code Page 852
Code two-Pass
Code Page 855
Code Page 860
Code Page 863
Code Page 865
Code Page 866
Hungarian
Hungarian
two-pass
Slovenian
Slovenian
two-pass
Polish
Polish two-pass
Mazovian
Mazovian
two-pass
Latin 2
Latin 2 two-pass
Name in
setup menu
SWEDISH
ISO8859
ECMA94
PAGE437
PAGE850
PAGE852
PAGE852-T
PAGE855
PAGE860
PAGE863
PAGE865
PAGE866
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USA is the same as Code Page 437.
These are scalable and provided with upright, italic, and bold as resident
fonts.
*** H-draft stands for high-speed draft.
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Character
Sets
National
character set
OCR-A
OCR-B
H-draft***
Correspondence
Nimbus Sans **
Timeless **
Courier scalable**
Pica 10
Bold PS
Draft
Compress
Elite 12
Courier 10
Resident font
CHARACTER SETS
National
character set
Name in
setup menu
OCR-A
OCR-B
H-draft***
Correspondence
Nimbus Sans **
Timeless **
Courier scalable**
Pica 10
Bold PS
Draft
Compress
Elite 12
Courier 10
Resident font
Kamenicky
KAMENIC
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Kamenicky
KAMEN-T
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two-pass
Turkish
TURKY
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Turkish two-pass TURKY-T
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Cyrillic
CYRILIC
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IBM 437
IBM437
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IBM851
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GREEK 11
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PG862
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USA is the same as Code Page 437.
** These are scalable and provided with upright, italic, and bold as resident
fonts.
*** H-draft stands for high-speed draft.
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RESIDENT FONTS
RESIDENT FONTS
This appendix provides print samples of
the printer's nineteen resident fonts.
F
COURIER 10
PRESTIGE ELITE 12
Fonts
DRAFT 12
COMPRESSED
PICA 10
CORRESPONDENCE 10
HIGH-SPEED DRAFT 12
BOLDFACE PS
OCR-B 10
OCR-A 10
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RESIDENT FONTS
COURIER (SCALABLE)
Normal
Bold
Italic
NIMBUS SANS ®
(SCALABLE)
Normal
Bold
Italic
TIMELESS (SCALABLE)
Normal
Bold
Italic
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
A4 size
A standard paper size used in Japan and other countries. Paper is 210
x 295 mm (8.25 x 11.6 inches).
Application software
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS THAT PERFORM TASKS ON A
COMPUTER. SUCH PROGRAMS INCLUDE WORD
PROCESSING, DATABASE MANAGEMENT, AND
ACCOUNTING, FOR EXAMPLE.
ASCII
Baud rate
Bit
Buffer
Byte
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The speed, in bits per second, at which data is transmitted to a device
such as a printer. Baud rates apply to serial data only. 1200 baud
equals approximately 120 characters per second.
Alternate printing of lines from left to right and right to left.
Bidirectional printing is faster than unidirectional printing because
there are no carriage returns.
The smallest unit of information in computer memory. A bit is a
single digit, either a 1 or a 0, in the binary numbering system. Eight
bits equal one byte.
A storage area for data in the printer or computer. The printer’s
buffer consists of a print buffer and a download buffer. The print
buffer holds data to be printed. The download buffer holds
downloaded data such as download (soft) fonts.
A byte consists of eight bits that constitute one symbol. A byte
represents a single character, such as number, letter, or special
control character.
GL-1
Glossary
Bidirectional printing
The acronym for American National Standard Code for Information
Interchange. ASCII is a set of 256 codes (numbered 0 to 255) used to
communicate information between a computer and another device
such as a printer.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Carriage return (CR)
The return of the print head carriage to the beginning of the next line.
Centronics interface
A type of parallel interface. See Parallel interface.
Column
A vertical section on a printed page. This printer can print 80-column
pages at 10-pitch (10 characters per inch).
Command set
A set of print and format commands used to control the printer. Each
printer has its own resident command sets embedded in the printer
firmware. These command sets are actuated by codes sent from the
host computer.
Condensed print
Print that uses “condensed” characters. Condensed characters are
narrower than regular characters. Using condensed print increases the
number of characters per line.
Continuous forms
Connected, fan-folded sheets of paper that are fed into the printer
using forms tractors. The fan-folded sheets are separated by tearing
them at their perforations.
Control panel
A panel containing the printer indicators and buttons. The control
panel is used to control printer operations, such as loading paper,
selecting print features, and changing setup options.
cpi
Characters per horizontal inch. Also referred to as pitch. For
example, 12-pitch means 12 cpi.
cps
Characters per second.
Cut sheets
See Single sheets.
Defaults
Settings selected automatically by the printer when power is turned
on. Enter setup mode to change the defaults to ensure compatibility
with your system hardware and software.
Dot matrix
The grid used to print characters on a dot matrix printer. Each dot
corresponds to a wire in the print head.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Downloading
Transferring soft fonts from the computer to the printer’s memory.
Downloading allows you to use fonts not resident in the computer.
dpi
Dots per inch.
Emulation
A command set that allows one printer to print like another printer.
This printer has three resident emulations: Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
(native command set), IBM proprinter XL24E, and Epson ESC/P2.
Font
A complete set of printable characters having the same size and style.
For example, Courier 10 and Prestige Elite 12 are commonly used
fonts.
A signal to the printer to advance the paper forward one page. Form
feeds can be executed either by your software or by holding down the
LF/FF button on the printer control panel.
Graphics printing
Controlling the print head wires (dots) individually to produce a
picture or an image on the page.
Hexadecimal
A base-16 numbering system (also commonly referred to as hex
numbers). Since a base-16 system requires 16 digits, numbers 0
through 9 and letters A through F are used. Expressing binary
numbers in hexadecimal uses fewer digits.
Hex dump
A hexadecimal printout of control codes and data. Hex dumps are
used to debug computer programs and to troubleshoot printer
malfunctions. To print a hex dump on the printer, use the HEXDUMP function in setup mode.
Interface
A connection that allows communication from one part of a system to
another. For example, electrical signals are transferred between the
computer and printer over an interface cable.
K byte
Kilobyte. 1K byte equals 1024 bytes.
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Glossary
Form feed (FF)
GL-3
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
LAN interface
An interface for the local area network that supports the use of
10Base-T and 100Base-TX cables. (The use of Category 5 or greater
TX cables is supported.) The maximum cable length supported is 100
meters.
Letter size
A standard paper size used in the United States and other countries.
Paper is 8-1/2 x 11 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm).
Line feed (LF)
A signal to the printer that advances the paper forward one line. Line
feeds can be executed either by your software or by pressing the LF/
FF button on the printer control panel.
Line spacing
The vertical spacing between lines, measured in lines per inch.
lpi
Lines per inch. Used to measure line spacing.
Monospacing
Character spacing in which each printed character has the same width.
Also called fixed pitch, monospacing is the opposite of proportional
spacing. Typewriter or computer-printed text is typically
monospaced.
Nonresident font
Fonts not present (resident) in the printer’s permanent memory. Soft
fonts and fonts on font cards are examples of nonresident fonts.
Normal mode
One of the printer’s two operating modes. In normal mode, the
control panel can be used to perform everyday printer operations,
such as loading and unloading paper, feeding paper, and selecting
print features. See also Setup mode.
Offline
When the printer is offline, it receives commands from the printer
control panel rather than from the computer. “Offline” indicates that
the printer is not “online” with the computer.
Online
When the printer is online, it is ready to receive or is receiving
commands from the computer. The printer must be online to print.
Parallel interface
A standard computer interface. Information is transferred between
devices over separate wires, allowing all of the bits that make up the
character to be transmitted simultaneously (in parallel).
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
The position in which continuous forms paper is retracted or
“parked” on the rear forms tractors. When continuous forms paper is
loaded, it moves forward from the park position to the platen.
Permanent memory
Memory that retains information even when power is turned off. The
printer’s permanent memory retains the default settings specified
using the printer setup mode.
Pitch
Characters per horizontal inch (cpi).
Platen
A hard rubber cylinder that moves paper forward during printing.
Proportional spacing
Character spacing in which wide characters occupy more space than
do narrow characters. For example, characters such as “W” or
“M”occupy more horizontal space than do characters such as “i” or
“l.” Many soft fonts are proportionally spaced. Sometimes
designated PS, proportional spacing is the opposite of monospacing.
Protocol
A set of instructions that control how data is transmitted between
devices such as a computer and printer.
Rear feed
In rear feed, paper is fed from the rear of the printer. The forms tractor
unit pushes paper into the printer.
Resident fonts
Fonts present (resident) in the printer’s permanent memory. For this
printer, the resident fonts are Courier 10, Prestige Elite 12, Pica 10,
OCR-B 10, OSR-A 10, Boldface PS, Compressed font,
Correspondence, Draft, and High-speed Draft. Unlike soft fonts,
resident fonts can always be accessed.
RS-232C interface
A type of serial interface. See Serial interface.
Self-test
A test that determines whether the printer is working correctly. Test
pages are printed to show print quality and verify whether all
characters print. The self-test only tests the printer. It does not test
how thecomputer works with the printer.
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Glossary
Park position
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Serial interface
A standard computer interface. Information is transferred between
devices over a single wire (although other wires are used for control).
A serial interface can use an interface cable greater than 3 meters (10
feet). A long cable is often necessary in networking environments,
where the printer may be shared.
Setup mode
One of the printer’s two operating modes. In setup mode, the
controlpanel can be used to select the printer default settings, such
as print features, hardware options, and top-of-form. Setup mode also
provides some diagnostic functions. See also Normal mode.
Shadow printing
Shadow printing prints characters twice for emphasis. Characters
printed the second time are shifted slightly to the right.
Single sheets
Single sheets are sheets of paper, envelopes, and noncontinuous
multipart forms fed into the printer using the cut sheet stand. Single
sheets are also called cut sheets.
Soft fonts
Fonts downloaded from a disk to the printer memory. Soft fonts are
also referred to as downloaded fonts. Unlike resident fonts, soft
fonts are available only when in the printer memory.
Software
Programs that control the computer and printer to perform specified
tasks, such as word processing, database management, and
preparation of spreadsheets. Software is sometimes referred to as
application software.
Top margin
The total space at the top of the printed page. The top margin is the
sum of the top-of-form setting, the software-specified top margin, and
the printer’s TOP-MRG setting.
Top-of-form (TOF)
The logical top of the physical page, as “understood” by the printer
when loading paper. The default TOF settings are 1 inch (25.4 mm) for
both cut sheets and continuous forms.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Tractor feed
A method for feeding continuous forms forward for printing.
Holes on the sides of the forms fit over sprockets on two tractors
located inside the printer. The forms are pushed for rear feeding.
Unidirectional printing
Printing is performed in one direction only, left to right.
Unidirectional printing is slower than bidirectional printing, but
the vertical alignment is more accurate. Unidirectional printing is
useful when precise vertical alignment is required, as in ruled
tables.
USB interface
A serial bus standard. An abbreviation of Universal Serial
Bus.HotSwap using Plug&Play is available. The maximum cable
length is five meters.
The transmission mode is 12 Mbps + 0.25% at full speed.
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INDEX
INDEX
A
Acounstic cover ............................................ 2–10
Adjustments
left margin ......................................... 3–6, 3–11
paper select lever ............................... 3–2, 3–3
paper thickness lever ......................... 3–2, 3–3
paperthicknesslever ................................. 2–10
top-of-form ....................................... 3–7, 5–36
AREA OVER indicator ..................................... 4–7
ATTRIB ......................................................... 5–18
Attributes, font .............................................. 5–18
B
C
Cables
LAN ..........................................................
parallel interface .......................................
serial interface ..........................................
USB ..........................................................
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2–20
2–19
2–19
2–20
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Index
Back cover ..................................................... 2–11
Bidirectional printing ..................................... 5–30
Bold face ........................................................ 5–15
BUFFER ......................................................... 5–30
Buffer size ...................................................... 5–30
Buttons
LF/FF ......................................... 3–3, 3–7, 4–2
LOAD ........................................ 3–3, 3–7, 4–2
MENU ............................................... 3–3, 4–2
ONLINE ............................................ 2–26, 4–2
TEAR OFF ......................................... 3–3, 4–2
BUZZER ......................................................... 5–30
Carriage return (CR) ....................................... 5–25
missing ....................................................... 7–3
Centronics parallel cable connection ............. 2–20
Change ribbon cartridge .................................. 6–3
Changing hardware options .......................... 5–29
CHAR-H ......................................................... 5–18
CHAR-W ....................................................... 5–17
Character
enlargement .............................................. 5–17
height ....................................................... 5–18
pitch ......................................................... 5–17
sets ........................................................... 5–24
width ........................................................ 5–17
CHR-SET ........................................................ 5–24
Cleaning ........................................................... 6–1
Clear print buffer .............................................. 4–8
Command sets, resident .................................. C–1
Compatible mode ............................................ D–2
Compressed font ........................................... 5–15
Condensed printing ....................................... 5–18
Connecting
interface cable .......................................... 2–20
power cord ............................................... 2–11
Continuous forms
loading ..................................................... 3–10
placement ................................................... 3–9
tearing off ................................................. 3–15
unloading ................................................. 3–14
Control panel ................................ 2–10, 3–2, 4–2
Correspondence ............................................ 5–15
Courier 10 ....................................................... 5–15
CR-CODE ....................................................... 5–25
Cursor, on print guide ........................... 2–25, 5–4
Cut sheet stand .............................................. 2–10
installing ..................................................... 2–6
loading ..................................................... 2–13
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D
DC1/DC3 commands ......................................
DC3-CDE ........................................................
DEFAULT function ............................ 5–28,
Default settings
factory defaults ........................................
power-on defaults resetting .....................
resetting, factory defaults ........................
Demo pattern .................................................
Diagnostic functions .....................................
Download buffer ............................................
Downloaded buffer ........................................
Downloaded (soft) fonts ...................... 4–1,
DPL24C PLUS
commands .................................................
factory defaults ........................................
selecting ......................................... 2–23,
DRAFT ..........................................................
DTR protocol ....................................... D–9,
F
5–25
5–25
5–49
5–11
5–49
5–49
2–18
5–50
5–30
5–30
5–16
C–1
C–15
5–15
5–16
5–33
E
Ejection cover ................................................ 2–11
EMULATE ................................ 2–25, 5–12, 5–15
Emulations
selecting .............................. 2–23, 5–12, 5–14
supported ................................................. 2–23
Entering setup mode ........................................ 5–2
Envelopes, printing ........................................ 3–19
Epson ESC/P2
command .................................................. C–23
selecting ......................................... 2–23, 5–15
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Factory default settings ..................... C–15, 5–11
Feeding paper
form feed .......................................... 3–3, 3–16
forward micro feed ...................................... 3–3
line feed ............................................ 3–3, 3–16
problem ....................................................... 7–4
FONT ............................................................. 5–15
Fonts
attributes .................................................. 5–18
selecting ................................................... 5–15
types ................................................. F–1, 1–2
Form feed .............................................. 3–3, 3–16
Forms tractors ................................................ 2–11
Front cover .................................................... 2–10
Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS
selecting ......................................... 2–23, 5–15
<<FUNCTION>> menu .................................... 5–3
Functions ....................................................... 5–12
ADJUST ................................................... 5–35
CONFIG .................................................... 5–40
DEFAULT ................................................. 5–28
HARDWRE .............................................. 5–29
HEX-DUMP .................................... 5–52, 7–10
LIST .......................................................... 5–10
MENU1 ..................................................... 5–14
MENU2 ..................................................... 5–14
SAVE & END .............................................. 5–4
selecting ..................................................... 5–5
SELF-TST ....................................... 5–51, 7–10
V-ALMNT ...................................... 5–55, 7–10
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G-H
Glossary of terms .......................................... GL–1
GRAPHIC ....................................................... 5–37
Hardware (options)
in setup mode ........................................... 5–29
order numbers ........................................... A–1
HARDWRE function ..................................... 5–29
Help menus ............................................. 5–4, 5–9
Help, where to get .......................................... 7–10
HEX-DUMP function .......................... 5–52, 7–10
HI-DRFT ........................................................ 5–16
I
L
Labels, printing ..............................................
LAN interface
cable connection ......................................
optional setting ........................................
specification ............................................
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M
Maintenance, printer ....................................... 6–1
Margins
checking ..................................................... 3–7
left ............................................................ 5–19
top ............................................................ 5–20
Menu, <<FUNCTION>> ....................... 2–25, 5–4
MENU button .................................................. 3–3
MENU1 and MENU2
changing options (setup mode) ............... 5–14
on control panel ......................................... 4–2
MENU1 function ........................................... 5–14
MENU2 function ........................................... 5–14
Multipart paper ..................................... B–8, 3–18
3–19
2–20
5–31
D–12
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Index
IBM Proprinter XL24E
commands ................................................ C–18
selecting ......................................... 2–23, 5–15
Installing
cut sheet stand ........................................... 2–6
power cord ............................................... 2–11
print head ................................................... 6–7
printer driver ............................................. 2–29
ribbon cartridge .......................................... 2–7
Interface connector ........................................ 2–11
Items, setup
ADJUST ................................................... 5–39
HARDWRE .............................................. 5–29
MENU1 ..................................................... 5–14
MENU2 ..................................................... 5–14
LANGUGE ...................................................... 5–21
Lever
paper select ................................................ 3–2
paper thickness ................................. 3–2, 3–4
tractor locking .......................................... 3–11
LF-CODE ........................................................ 5–25
LF/FF button .......................................... 3–2, 4–2
LFT-END ........................................................ 5–19
Line feed .......................................................... 3–3
LINE SP .......................................................... 5–17
Line spacing .................................................. 5–17
LIST function ................................................. 5–10
LOAD button ................................ 3–3, 3–7, 3–14
Loading
single sheets .............................................. 3–5
Lubrication, printer .......................................... 6–1
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N
National character sets
all emulations .............................................. E–4
DPL24C PLUS/IBM XL24E ....................... E–15
ESC/P2 ...................................................... E–16
Number of copies ................................... B–3, 3–1
O
ON-LOAD ...................................................... 5–43
ONLINE
button ............................................... 2–26, 5–7
indicator ................................................... 2–12
Online setup .................................................. 5–62
Options, hardware
Installing ...................................................... 81
order numbers ........................................... A–1
Options, setup
adjustment ................................................ 5–35
configuration ............................................ 5–40
currently selected ..................................... 5–10
hardware ................................................... 5–29
MENU1 ..................................................... 5–14
MENU2 ..................................................... 5–14
required .................................................... 5–12
top-of-form ............................................... 5–39
Order number .................................................. A–1
P
Page
length ....................................................... 5–19
PAGELG ........................................................ 5–19
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Paper
continuous forms ..................................... 3–10
ejecting single sheets ................................. 3–8
feeding ..................................................... 3–16
guide ................................................ 2–11, 3–6
length ......................................................... 3–1
loading ............................................. 3–5, 3–10
operations .................................................. 3–2
print area ................................................... B–6
select lever ................................................. 3–2
selection ..................................................... 3–1
single sheet ................................................ 3–5
specifications .................................... B–6, 3–1
thickness .................................................... 3–1
thickness lever ........................................... 3–4
tips for handling ....................................... 3–18
type,switching .......................................... 3–17
unloading forms ....................................... 3–14
width .......................................................... 3–1
PAPER OUT indicator .......................... 3–17, 4–5
Paper path
selecting ..................................................... 3–3
Paper select lever .................................. 2–11, 3–2
Paper-out detection .............................. 4–5, 5–29
PICA 10 .......................................................... 5–15
Pitch ............................................................... 5–17
Platen ............................................................. 2–10
cleaning ...................................................... 6–3
knob ......................................................... 2–10
Power
connector ................................................. 2–11
cord .................................................. 2–3, 2–11
switch ....................................................... 2–11
PPR-OUT ....................................................... 5–29
Prestige Elite 12 .............................................. 5–15
PRF-SKP ........................................................ 5–24
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Q
QUALITY ....................................................... 5–16
Quick Reference, operation .......................... QR–1
R
RC Protocol ..................................................... D–9
Removing printed pages .................................. 4–8
Replacing ribbon cartridge ............................. 6–3
Resident
command sets ............................................ C–1
emulations ...................................... 2–23, 5–15
fonts .................................................. F–1, 1–2
Resume printing ............................................... 4–5
RGHTEND ...................................................... 5–26
Ribbon cartridge
installing ..................................................... 2–7
replacing ..................................................... 6–3
ribbon subcassettes ................................... 6–3
Ribbon subcassette ........................................ A–1
Right end of page (RGHTEND) ..................... 5–26
RS-232C (serial) interface
cable connection ...................................... 2–22
optional settings (setup) ................ 2–26, 5–31
specifications ............................................ D–7
S
Select (DC1)/Deselect (DC3) commands .......
Self-test, printer .............................................
SELF-TST ......................................................
Serial (RS-232C) interface
cable connection ......................................
optional settings (setup) ................ 2–28,
specifications ............................................
5–25
2–14
7–10
2–20
5–31
D–7
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Print
area ............................................................ B–6
buffer, clearing .................................. 4–8, 5–31
features, selecting ...................................... 4–1
list of selected options ............................. 5–10
Print guide ..................................................... 2–10
Print head ....................................................... 2–10
Printer
control panel .............................................. 4–2
failures ........................................................ 7–9
features .............................................. 1–1, 1–2
location ....................................................... 2–1
normal mode ................................... QR–1, 5–1
problems ..................................................... 7–1
setup .......................................................... 2–1
setup mode ................................................. 5–1
specifications ............................................ B–1
Printer Driver ................................................. 2–29
Printing
currently selected options ........................ 5–10
Demo pattern ............................................ 2–18
problems .................................... 7–2, 7–3, 7–4
self-test ..................................................... 2–14
start ............................................................ 4–5
stop ............................................................ 4–5
using software ............................................ 4–2
with parallel interface ................................ 2–26
with serial interface ................................... 2–26
Problems
operating .................................................... 7–7
paper handling .................................. 7–4, 7–5
printer failures ................................... 7–1, 7–9
printing ....................................................... 7–1
solving ....................................................... 7–1
Protocols, serial ............................................ D–10
PRT-DIR ......................................................... 5–30
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Setup mode
changing configuration options ............... 5–40
changing hardware options ...................... 5–29
changing MENU1 and 2 options .............. 5–14
changing print position
adjustment options ............................... 5–35
changing top-of-form ............................... 5–39
DPL24C PLUS flowchart ........................... 5–57
entering ...................................................... 5–2
example ....................................................... 5–6
exiting ....................................................... 5–48
online ........................................................ 5–62
overview of ................................................. 5–4
saving settings ......................................... 5–48
single sheet fine adjust (CUTFINE) .......... 5–36
summary ..................................................... 5–7
Setup options
adjustment options ................................... 5–35
Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM) ............. 5–24
attributes (ATTRIB) ................................. 5–18
buffer (BUFFER) ....................................... 5–30
buzzer ON/OFF (BUZZER) ....................... 5–30
carriage return (CR) .................................. 5–25
character height (CHAR-H) ...................... 5–18
character set (CHR-SET) .......................... 5–24
character width (CHAR-W) ...................... 5–17
detection of end of forms (CONT-PE) ....... 5–44
emulation (EMULATE) ............................. 5–15
fine adjust (CNTFINE) top of forms,
continuous form ................................... 5–36
fine adjust left position (CNT-LFT),
continuous form ................................... 5–37
fonts (FONT) ............................................ 5–15
hardware options ...................................... 5–29
interface (INTRFCE) ................................. 5–31
language (LANGUGE) .............................. 5–21
left end of page (LFT-END) ...................... 5–19
line feed (LF) ............................................ 5–25
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line spacing (LINE SP) .............................. 5–17
line spacing adjust (CUT-ADJ), single sheet ................ 5–37
list of selected options ............................. 5–10
lock function of setup mode (LOCK) ........ 5–43
MENU1 and MENU2 options ................... 5–14
page length (PAGE LG) ............................. 5–19
paper-out response (PPR-OUT) ............... 5–29
perforation skip (PRF-SKP) ...................... 5–24
pitch ......................................................... 5–17
print direction (PRT-DIR) .......................... 5–30
print quality .............................................. 5–16
Select/Deselect commands (DC3-CDE) .... 5–25
setting of printing speed
change processing (SKIP-PR) .............. 5–45
setting of priority on TOF control
(TOF-CTL) ........................................... 5–46
setting of reducing backward
line feeds (BANDCTL) .......................... 5–45
setting of retracting control,
continuous form (CUT-CTL) ................. 5–44
setting of the asynchronous
status function (STATUS) .................... 5–45
setting ribbon protective control,
continuous form ................................... 5–44
single sheet top of form (CUT-ORG) ........ 5–36
status after loading paper in offline mode
(ON-LORD) ........................................... 5–43
tear-off (TEAROFF) .................................. 5–40
tear-off enable time (TEAR-EN) ................ 5–41
tear-off position (TEARPOS) .................... 5–41
top margin (TOP-MRG) ............................ 5–20
top of form (CNT-ORG), cntinuous form .. 5–36
top-of-form ............................................... 5–39
word length (WORD-LG) .......................... 5–30
zero with a slash (ZEROFNT) ................... 5–24
Shadow printing ............................................ 5–18
Shipping restraint cardboard, removing .......... 2–4
Single sheet
loading ....................................................... 3–5
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Single sheets
ejecting ....................................................... 3–8
Soft (download) fonts ........................... 4–1, 5–15
Software, using ..................................... 2–26, 4–2
Specifications
interface ..................................................... D–1
paper ......................................................... B–6
printer ........................................................ B–1
Supplies .......................................................... A–1
T
TEAR OFF button ........................................... 3–3
Tear-off setup options ................................... 5–40
Tearing off forms ........................................... 3–15
Testing printer
offline ....................................................... 2–13
online ........................................................ 2–26
Top margin, changing .................................... 5–20
TOP-MRG ...................................................... 5–20
V-ALMNT function ....................................... 7–10
Vertical character displacement
correcting ................................................. 7–10
W
WIDTH .......................................................... 5–24
Word length .................................................. 5–30
WORD-LG ...................................................... 5–30
X
XON/XOFF protocol .................................... D–10
Z
ZEROFNT ...................................................... 5–24
U
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Unidirectional printing ................................... 5–30
Unpacking ....................................................... 2–3
USB interface
cable connection ...................................... 2–20
optional setting ........................................ 5–31
specifications .......................................... D–11
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