HP 240A User's manual

HP 240A User's manual
DocuPrint 240A/340A
HP-GL, HP-GL/2 Emulation
Settings Guide
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Preface
Thank you for choosing this printer.
This manual explains how to set up the printer to perform HP-GL/2 emulation. Be sure to
read this manual first to ensure proper use of this product.
Note that this manual is written for users who have basic knowledge of the operating
environment and operation method as well as the method of using the printer.
Keep this manual handy for a quick reference to ensure full and efficient use of this product.
Preface
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Types of Manuals
Manuals Bundled With the Machine & Their Contents
Setup and Quick Reference Guide
Explains how to install this printer, load paper, and troubleshoot of
this printer.
The Online Help for the
CentreWare Internet Services
Explains how to set the items and features of CentreWare Internet
Services.
The Online Help for the printer
driver
Explains how to set the items and features of the printer driver.
User Guide (PDF)
Explains printer settings, and describes control panel menu items
and daily care in detail.
This PDF file is included in the CD-ROM bundled with this printer.
Network Print Environment User
Guide (PDF)
Explains how to set the printer for the network environment to use
this printer as a network printer.
This PDF file is included in the CD-ROM bundled with this printer.
HP-GL, HP-GL/2 Emulation
Settings Guide (PDF)
Explains how to set the emulation mode for HP-GL and HP-GL/2.
This PDF file is included in the CD-ROM bundled with this printer.
Manuals Bundled With Optional Accessories
User Guide (PostScript® Software
Kit) (PDF)
Explains how to set the printer as a PostScript printer and the items
that can be set in the printer driver.
This PDF file is included in the CD-ROM bundled with the
PostScript software kit.
Installation Guide
Explains how to install each optional accessory.
Note
• Adobe® Acrobat® Reader needs to be installed to display PDF files.
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Types of Manuals
Contents
Preface..............................................................................................................
Types of Manuals..............................................................................................
Contents............................................................................................................
Using This Guide ..............................................................................................
1
Using Emulation ......................................................................................... 7
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
About Emulation ...................................................................................................... 7
Emulation Mode .......................................................................................................7
Host Interfaces and Emulation ................................................................................ 7
Switching Between Print Languages .......................................................................8
Mode Menu Screen .................................................................................................8
Default Settings ....................................................................................................... 9
Limits During Auto Layout Mapping ........................................................................9
Paper Margin .........................................................................................................10
About Fonts ........................................................................................................... 10
Usable Fonts .........................................................................................................10
Font Cache ............................................................................................................10
Eject Function........................................................................................................ 11
To Forcibly Eject Remaining Data .........................................................................11
To Eject All Jobs in the Printer .............................................................................. 12
HP-GL Mode Settings .............................................................................. 13
2.1
2.2
2.3
3
3
4
5
6
About Mode Menu ................................................................................................. 13
This Printer’s Menus .............................................................................................. 13
About Mode Menu .................................................................................................14
HP-GL Mode Menu Settings.................................................................................. 15
List of HP-GL/2 Setting Items ................................................................................15
Setting the HP-GL Mode Menu .............................................................................22
About the HP-GL Mode List................................................................................... 23
HP-GL/2 Mode List ................................................................................................23
Print Method ..........................................................................................................24
Materials Related to HP-GL Mode ........................................................... 25
3.1
3.2
3.3
Hard Clip Area ....................................................................................................... 25
Printable Area........................................................................................................ 26
Auto Layout ........................................................................................................... 28
What Is Auto Layout? ............................................................................................28
Making the Auto Layout Function Effective ...........................................................28
Details on Setting Items .........................................................................................28
Determining the Document Size ............................................................................30
Determining the Output Size .................................................................................31
Determining the Scaling Factor .............................................................................33
Limits During Auto Layout Mapping .......................................................................34
Examples of Combinations of Functions ...............................................................35
Index ............................................................................................................... 37
List of Mode Menu (HP-GL)
Contents
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Using This Guide
Prerequisite Knowledge
Read this guide in detail before using this printer. If you are not familiar with the machine to
which the printer is to be connected or the basic operations or concepts of the software,
read the relevant manuals first.
Machines and software to which the printer is to be connected refer to personal computers,
workstations, networks, and the respective operating systems and applications on which
these machines run.
Organization
The following is a summary of each chapter.
1.
Using Emulation
This chapter explains the available interfaces and fonts, emulated printers, and doing
operations with the default settings.
2.
HP-GL Mode Settings
This chapter explains the printer settings needed to use HP-GL emulation.
3.
Materials Related to HP-GL Mode
This chapter explains the hard clip area, number of printable digits for various paper sizes,
and auto layout among other functions.
Conventions
1.
In this guide, “computer” refers to both the personal computer and workstation.
2.
The following icons are used in this guide:
3.
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Important
Indicates important information which you should read.
Note
Indicates additional information on operations or features.
Refer to
Indicates reference sources.
The following conventions are used in this guide:
Refer to “xxx”
: The cross-reference is within this guide.
Refer to xxx
: The cross-reference is not within this guide.
[
]
: Indicates items displayed on the computer and the printer control
panel. Also indicates the title of printed report/lists from the printer.
<
>
: Indicates items such as hard buttons and indicators on the keyboard
and printer.
Using This Guide
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Using Emulation
1.1
About Emulation
This chapter explains HP-GL, HP-GL/2 emulation of the print language available on this
printer.
Print data follows certain rules (grammar). These rules (grammar) are called a print
language.
This printer supports a page description language used to create images on a page basis
and an emulation feature used to obtain the print result similar to that obtained by another
printer. The ability to obtain the print result similar to that obtained by other printers is called
emulation.
Emulation Mode
When printing data written in a language other than the page description language
supported by this machine, place this printer in the emulation mode. This printer has more
than one emulation mode. The following table summarizes the relationship between the
HP-GL, HP-GL/2 emulation mode and the printer type to be emulated.
Emulation mode
HP-GL emulation mode (HP-GL mode)
Emulated printer
7586B or DJ750C Plus
HP-GL/2 emulation mode (HP-GL/2 mode)
DJ760C Plus
In the HP-GL mode, the modes switch between the HP-GL mode, HP-GL/2 mode, and
HP-RTL.
For the HP-GL/2 mode, the mode is fixed as HP-GL/2 and HP-RTL.
Host Interfaces and Emulation
Different host interfaces support different print languages. Host interfaces that support print
languages are as follows:
• Parallel port
• Serial port
• LPD port
• NetWare port
• SMB port
• IPP port
• USB port
• Port9100 port
1.1 About Emulation
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Switching Between Print Languages
This printer supports multi-emulation, allowing you to switch between print languages.
There are three methods of switching between print languages.
Switching by Commands
Commands for switching between print languages are provided. Upon receipt of a
command, this printer selects the relevant print language.
Automatic Switching
This printer analyzes the data received by the host interface to identify the print language
to be used. It then switches to the identified print language automatically.
Interface-dependent
Set a print language for each host interface using the control panel. Switch to the print
language corresponding to the host interface that received data.
Mode Menu Screen
This screen is used to set items specific to HP-GL emulation mode. Press the <Menu>
button to display the HP-GL mode menu screen and then select [HPGL] in [Print Language].
Refer to
• Information on HP-GL mode menu items: “2 HP-GL Mode Settings” (P. 13)
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1.2
Default Settings
You can print in the following ways with the HP-GL and HP-GL/2 emulation modes set to
the default settings. The document data is enlarged or reduced (auto layout) to match the
size of the paper being used.
Document Size: Auto, Coord. Rotation: 0, Zoom Mode: Output Size,
Zoom: On
Printable area
Document size
Output size
Note
• If necessary, you may change the default settings. See “2 HP-GL Mode Settings” (P. 13) for information
on changing settings.
Limits During Auto Layout Mapping
When the Hard Disk (Optional) Is Installed in the Printer
Print data is stored to the hard disk when Auto Layout is executed.
When the Hard Disk (Optional) Is not Installed in the Printer
Print data is stored to the Auto Layout memory when [auto layout function] is executed. The
initial capacity of the Auto Layout memory is 64 KB. Therefore, this printer cannot correctly
output auto layout if the print data received by the auto layout memory exceeds 64 KB. In
this case, change the size of the Auto Layout memory from the printer control panel. The
upper limit of the Auto Layout memory is 5,120 KB. The auto layout memory cannot accept
data larger than 5,120 KB.
We recommend installing the hard disk (optional) to this printer if you are going to use the
auto layout function.
1.2 Default Settings
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Paper Margin
The default output size is set to [A Size]. If the print data exceeds the effective coordinate
area at all, it will be printed on the next larger size (for example, the next paper larger than
A5 is A4). When paper margin is set, the area set for the paper margin rather than the area
recognized by [Area Determine] sets the effective coordinate area. Do these settings if
printing is done on a paper size larger than the size you want. Setting range is from 0 to 99
mm. The default value is 0 mm.
Refer to
• “2 HP-GL Mode Settings” (P. 13)
1.3
About Fonts
This section explains about the fonts that can be used in the HP-GL emulation mode.
Usable Fonts
The following fonts can be used in HP-GL emulation.
• Stroke font
Font Cache
To ensure high-speed printing, outline fonts are cached if they are not too large.
Outline fonts are converted to bit map data temporarily and then printed. To minimize this
processing time, the processed bit map data is saved in the memory.
This process is called font cashing.
The saved bit map data is erased at power-off or system reset.
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1.4
Eject Function
This section explains the eject function. There are two types of eject functions as shown
here.
• The remaining data is forcibly ejected.
• All the jobs in the printer are eliminated.
To Forcibly Eject Remaining Data
For HP-GL and HP-GL/2 emulation modes, data is not ejected until a full page of data has
accumulated. When using a parallel interface, if operations stop while the data for the last
page is being transferred, the printer waits for the next data until the time set [Auto Eject
Time] has passed, and the “Waiting for data” appears in the display.
In this kind of situation, forced eject does not wait for automatic eject and just forces all of
the data in the printer to print out.
The procedure is shown below.
Note
• When “Waiting for data” appears in the display, the next job sent to the printer may not be printed
correctly. Send the next job after forced eject or after the automatic eject time has been exceeded.
Refer to
• Auto Eject Time: User Guide 4.2 Description of Menu Items
1.
Press the <Eject/Set> button when the
display shown to the right appears.
<Eject/Set> button
Printing will start.
When printing is finished, “Ready to print”
appears in the display.
Important
• When the common menu item [Print Mode] is set to
[Auto], “Waiting for data” does not appear, so forced
eject does not occur.
1.4 Eject Function
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To Eject All Jobs in the Printer
Print all the jobs that the printer has received.
Through this procedure, you can interrupt the receiving of data and empty the buffer. The
procedure is explained below.
1.
Press the <Online> button when the display
shown to the right appears.
Note
• Press the <Online> button to make the printer
automatically stop receiving data.
2.
Press the <Eject/Set> button.
Printing will start.
<Online> button
<Eject/Set> button
All the jobs are printed and “Off-line”
appears in the display.
Note
• When a parallel interface or USB interface is being
used, depending on when the <Online> button is
pressed in step 1, data reception may occur in the
middle of a job.
In this situation, data after that is recognized as a new
job, after the <Eject/Set> button is pressed, and
processed like a new job after releasing offline in step
3.
3.
Press the <Online> button.
“Ready to print” appears in the display.
Note
• After “Ready to print” appears, data that is being
processed as a new job may not be printed correctly if
[Print Mode] is set to [Auto] in the common menu.
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<Online> button
2
HP-GL Mode Settings
2.1
About Mode Menu
This section explains the types of menus and the levels of the emulation mode menu.
This Printer’s Menus
In the menus, there are Mode menu for emulation settings and Common menu for the
printer and other settings.
You can set the following items in the common menu when using HP-GL, HP-GL/2, and
HP-RTL emulation.
• Port Status (Parallel/Serial/LPD/NetWare/SMB/IPP/USB/Port9100)
Set the port that uses HP-GL, HP-GL/2, and HP-RTL emulation to [Enable].
• Print Mode (Parallel/Serial/LPD/NetWare/SMB/IPP/USB/Port9100) (Default: [Auto])
Set port print mode so that you can use HP-GL emulation. Select [HPGL/2] or [Auto] as
the print mode.
• HP-GL Auto Layout
Refer to
• User Guide 4.2 Description of Menu Items
2.1 About Mode Menu
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About Mode Menu
This HP-GL mode menu is used to set items specific to HP-GL and HP-GL/2 emulation.
You can change the mode menu settings while the printer is printing. When this is done, the
changed settings take effect from the next job.
The mode menu is configured from the following levels.
• Mode menu > Menu item > Item > Candidate value
Note
• Some menu items do not have items.
Sometimes the items are divided into item 1, item 2, and item 3. (Called item hereafter.)
HPGL
Features Menu
Stored Jobs Menu
Mode menu
Menu item
Paper Tray
Auto
Tray 1
Tray 2
Output Size
A Size
A4
A5
Document Size
Auto
Output Size
A0
At startup
Factory
No. 01 - 10
Retrieve
Factory
No. 01 - 10
Item
Candidate value
The diagram shown above represents a portion of the levels in the HP-GL mode menu.
Refer to
• Operations and items that can be set: “2.2 HP-GL Mode Menu Settings” (P. 15)
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2.2
HP-GL Mode Menu Settings
This section explains the items that can be set using HP-GL mode menu and the setting
procedures.
List of HP-GL/2 Setting Items
This section explains the items that can be set using HP-GL mode menu.
Features Menu
Paper Tray
Sets the paper tray that supplies paper.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Auto] (default)
The printer searches for the paper tray that has the paper size set in [Output Size] and paper
is fed from that tray.
[Tray 1]
[Tray 2]
[Tray 3]
[Tray 4]
Important
• When [Tray 1] to [Tray 4] are selected, the [Output Size] item cannot be set because the paper loaded in
these trays become the output sizes.
Note
• When [Auto] is selected and the same size and type of paper is loaded in the same orientation in
multiple trays, the paper tray will be selected according to the tray priority settings and paper priority
settings in the common menu.
• When the same size of paper is loaded in different orientations in multiple trays, the paper loaded in
landscape is given priority.
• When the optional trays are installed, [Tray 3] and [Tray 4] appear in the display.
Output Size
Sets the size of the paper to print on.
Candidate values are shown below.
„ When the [Paper Tray] is set to [Auto].
[A size] [A4] [A5] [B5] [Auto]
„ When the [Paper Tray] is set to [Tray 1] to [Tray 4].
The paper size loaded in the tray that is set appears in the display. [Output Size] cannot be
set.
Note
• If the paper size loaded in the tray is unknown, then [**] appears in the display.
2.2 HP-GL Mode Menu Settings
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Document Size
Sets the Client-Created document size.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Auto] (default)
[Output Size]
The size is the same as that set in [Output Size].
[A0] [A1] [A2] [A3] [A4] [A5] [B0] [B1] [B2] [B3] [B4] [B5]
Note
• If [Auto] is not selected, the [Auto Layout] setting switches to [Off].
• If [Auto] is not selected, the [Zoom Mode] setting switches to [Output Size].
Coord. Rotation
Sets the paper orientation for printing.
Candidate values are shown below.
[0] (default)
Paper orientation is set as landscape.
[90]
Paper orientation is set as portrait.
Gradation Mode
Sets the gradation for printing.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Grayscale] (default)
[Black Pen]
Auto Layout
Turns on or off the auto layout function.
Candidate values are shown below.
[On] (default)
[Off]
Note
• [On] only appears in the display when [Auto] is selected in [Document Size].
• When [Off] is selected, the [Zoom Mode] setting changes to [Output Size].
Palette Setup
Specifies the palette to be used.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Command] (default)
[Stored Jobs]
Quantity
„ Enter Quantity
Sets the number of copies to be printed.
You can set the number in a range from 1 to 250. The default value is 1.
Important
• The number of copies specified by the client is used when printing. After printing, that value can also be
changed on the printer control panel. But, if the number of copies was specified from a NetWare, or LPD
port, then the value set on the printer control panel cannot be changed after printing is finished.
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„ Quantity Setup
Sets the method to specify the number of copies to print. Candidate values are shown
below.
[Protocol] (default)
[Stored Jobs]
[Command]
2 Sided Print
Sets 2 sided printing.
[Off]
2 sided printing is not done.
[Long Edge Flip]
Printing is done from left to right.
[Short Edge Flip]
Printing is done from top to bottom.
Note
• Can be set when the duplex unit (optional) is installed.
Output Tray
Specifies the tray to which the printed paper is ejected.
[Center Tray] (default)
[Rear Tray]
[OffsetCatchTray]
Note
• You can set [Rear Tray] when the optional rear tray is installed.
• You can set [OffsetCatchTray] if the optional offset catch tray is installed.
Adjust Position
Moves the hard clip area vertically or horizontally. This setting can be made in 1 mm
increments within the range between -250 and +250.
„ [Up & Down]
You can set this item in 1 mm increments from -250 to 250mm. (-9.8 to 9.8 inches in 0.1
inch increments)
The default value is [0 mm].
„ [Left & Right]
You can set this item in 1 mm increments from -250 to 250mm. (-9.8 to 9.8 inches in 0.1
inch increments)
The default value is [0 mm].
Note
• Data outside the print area will not be printed even if the position is adjusted.
• Data that has gone out of the print area as the result of positional adjustment will not be printed.
• When changing the candidate values by the < > or < > button, you can change the display
continuously by holding the button down. Also, pressing the < > and < > buttons simultaneously
displays the default value.
2.2 HP-GL Mode Menu Settings
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Print Control
„ HP-GL Mode
Switches between graphics languages. This setting affects HP-GL commands (IW, OW,
and UC commands).
Candidate values are shown below.
[HP-GL] (default)
You can use HP-GL, HP-GL/2, or HP-RTL. The languages switch according to the print data
that is sent to the printer.
[HP-GL/2]
HP-GL/2, or HP-RTL can be used.
„ Hard Clip
Sets the size of hard clip area.
In the HP-GL mode, the drawing area is limited depending on the paper size. This area is
called a hard clip area. It determines the maximum range of pen movement. Accordingly,
images cannot be drawn exceeding the bounds of the hard clip area.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Output Size] (default)
Set the hard clip area to the same size as the paper. However, the actual area that can be
printed is whatever is the area on which the printer can print.
[Normal]
The hard clip area for A4, A3, letter, and ledger are the same as for Hewlett-Packard’s
HP7550A.
The hard clip area for other paper sizes is the same as the printable area for this printer.
„ Eject Command
Set commands (SP, SP0, NR, FR, PG, AF, and AH) that indicate completion of drawing. At
receipt of one of these commands, drawing is terminated and paper is ejected. All
commands except for SP0 are set to [Disable] as the default.
Note
• When two or more commands are specified, drawing stops and paper is ejected at receipt of any one
command.
„ Zoom
Determines whether to enlarge/reduce (scaling) the document size so that the document
size fits the output size.
[On] (default)
Scaling
[Off]
Scaling is not done. Print data is printed at actual (100%) size.
Because of this, the print data may not fit on the paper.
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„ Zoom Mode
Determines whether to use A-sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5) or the effective coordinate
area obtained by the method selected in the area determining mode for auto scaling.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Output Size] (default)
Paper sizes are automatically selected from the six sizes in the A series of paper sizes (A0,
A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5).
[Coordinate Area]
Document sizes are determined by the effective coordinate area after the paper margins
have been calculated according to the method selected in [Area Determine].
Note
• If anything except [Auto] is selected in [Document Size], then the [Coordinate Area] cannot be selected.
• [Coordinate Area] setting can only be done if [Auto Layout] is [On]. If it is set to [Off], [Output Size] takes
effect.
„ Area Determine
Specifies the method of obtaining the effective coordinate area for auto scaling.
Candidate values are shown below.
[Auto] (default)
Select a method to determine the printable area from either IW, IP, Adapted, or PS. The
order of priority is PS > IW > IP > Adapted.
[IW]
The effective coordinate area is set to the area specified by the last IW command in the
data. If there are no IW commands in the data, Adapted determines the effective coordinate
area.
[IP]
The effective coordinate area is set to the area including what is specified by IP commands
in the data. If there are no IP commands in the data, Adapted determines the effective
coordinate area.
[Adapted]
The effective coordinate area is determined by the following conditions.
• The maximum and minimum positions mapped by the commands.
• The largest font size on that page.
• The widest line.
[PS]
The effective coordinate area is set to the area specified by the first PS command in the
data. If there are no PS commands in the data, [Adapted] determines the effective
coordinate area.
„ Paper Margin
Sets the paper margin for auto scaling.
You can set this item in 1 mm increments from 0 to 99 mm (0.0 to 3.9 inches in 0.1 inch
increments). The default value is [0 mm].
Note
• When changing the candidate values by the < > or < > button, you can change the display
continuously by holding the button down. Also, pressing the < > and < > buttons simultaneously
displays the default value.
2.2 HP-GL Mode Menu Settings
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„ Image Enhance
Enables or disables image enhancement.
Image enhancement raises the resolution and smooths sharp edges.
Candidate values are shown below.
[On] (default)
[Off]
Important
• The [Zoom Mode], [Area Determine], and [Paper Margin] settings are effective only when [Document
Size] is set to [Auto].
Pen Attributes
Sets attributes of 16 pens (No. 00 to 15).
The thickness and color of the drawing line can be specified.
„ Pen Width
Sets the width of the pen (thickness of the line). The pen width can be specified in steps of
0.1 mm within the range between 0.0 and 25.5 (0.00 to 1.00 inch in 0.01 inch increments).
The default is [0.3 mm].
Note
• When changing the candidate values by the < > or < > button, you can change the display
continuously by holding the button down. Also, pressing the < > and < > buttons simultaneously
displays the default value.
• When an image is reduced by combining the [Document Size] setting and [Output Size] setting, the pen
width is also reduced (minimum pen width = 0.1 mm (0.01")).
• The line width is increased starting in the center of the line.
• When 0.0 is specified, nothing is drawn.
„ Line End
Sets the line end shape.
[Cut] (default)
z
: Coordinate specification position
z
: Coordinate specification position
z
: Coordinate specification position
[Round]
[Rectangle]
„ Line Intersect
Sets the intersection shape.
[None] (default):
[Cut]:
[Round]:
[Join]:
Note
• [None] requires the shortest processing time and therefore is suitable for check.
• When a symbol is specified with a symbol mode command, live concatenation is not performed. “Symbol
mode command” refers to an HP-GL command used to specify a symbol.
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„ Density
Sets pen color density. The setting range is 0 to 100% in 5% increments. The default for
pen No. 00 is 0%, and the defaults for pens No. 02 through No. 15 are 100%.
Note
• When changing the candidate values by the < > or < > button, you can change the display
continuously by holding the button down. Also, pressing the < > and < > buttons simultaneously
displays the default value.
Stored Jobs Menu
Settings can be registered to NV memory (No. 01 to 10) and called up as required.
At startup
[At startup] refers to the reading of non-volatile memories (No. 01 to 05) pre-registered by
[Store] when the power is switched on or the system is reset.
Sets the No. of the NV memory to call up.
The default is [Factory], which means that the default settings are called up when the printer
is started up.
Retrieve
This feature calls up pre-registered settings.
Sets the No. of the memory to call up.
The default is [Factory], which means that the default settings are called up.
Store
There are two types of memory, ROM for storing defaults, and NV memory (No. 01 to 10)
for holding user settings.
By registering to memory, the various preset mode menu settings are registered as a group
to NV memory (No. 01 to 10).
Registering these settings in advance makes it easier to call up mode menu settings, and
you are no longer required to repeat the same settings each time after the printer is switched
on.
Registered settings are held until you initialize NV memory or clear memory.
Delete
Clears the settings registered to NV memory.
Sets the No. of the memory to clear.
Note
• [No.01] to [No.10] are not displayed if no settings have been registered to memory.
• We recommend pressing the <Online> button to set the offline mode when registering as the setting
values sometimes differ if a command from a client arrives while you are registering to memory.
2.2 HP-GL Mode Menu Settings
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Setting the HP-GL Mode Menu
This section uses a document size of [A4] set in the HP-GL mode to explain the mode menu
setting procedure.
Ready to print
1.
Press the <Menu> button.
Menu
Print Language
2.
Press the < > button.
Print Language
HPGL
3.
Press the < > button.
HPGL
Features Menu
4.
Press the < > button.
HPGL
Paper Tray
5.
Press the < > or < > button several times.
HPGL
Document Size
6.
Press the < > button.
Documet Size
Auto #
7.
Press the < > or < > button several times.
Documet Size
A4
8.
Press the <Eject/Set> button.
Documet Size
A4 #
9.
Press the <Menu> button.
Ready to print
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2.3
About the HP-GL Mode List
This section explains the HP-GL mode list.
Refer to
• For information about reports and lists: User Guide 6.2 Printing Reports/Lists
HP-GL/2 Mode List
• HP-GL/2 Settings List
You can confirm the HP-GL mode setting values.
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• HP-GL/2 Logical Printers/Stored Jobs List
You can confirm the setting values that are in the NV memory.
Print Method
On the control panel, select [Report/List] > [Print Language] > [HP-GL/2 Settings] or
[HP-GL/2 Logical].
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Materials Related to HP-GL Mode
3.1
Hard Clip Area
In the HP-GL mode, the plottable area is determined (separately from the printable area)
depending on the paper size. This area is called a hard clip area. It determines the
maximum range of pen movement. Accordingly, images cannot be drawn exceeding the
bounds of the hard clip area. This printer allows you to select a hard clip area from the
following:
• Normal
Defines the printable area of this machine as the hard clip area.
• Output Size
Defines the output size equivalent as the hard clip area. Actually, images can be printed
only within the printable area.
The hard clip area can be specified by making the HP-GL emulation mode setting or using
the hard clip specification command [&I].
The following coordinate values are set when the origin is set at the lower left of the A3-size
paper (Auto Layout is specified for HP-GL/2).
(16798, 11876)
+Y
(16442, 11520)
Normal hard clip area
Output size hard clip area
Output size
(0, 0) Normal origin
(0, 0) Output size origin
+X
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3.2
Printable Area
Printable areas in the HP-GL mode are as follows:
Note
• Some output sizes may not be used depending on the printer type.
Output Sizes and Printable Areas
Paper length
(1/7200 in.)
Output
size
Coordinate value
(1/7200 in.)
Xdirection
Ydirection
Width
Height
Bottom
left X
Bottom
left Y
Long
edge
Short
edge
Top
right X
Top
right Y
XR
YU
A3
119052
84168
1260
1260
116532
81648
117792
82908
1260
1260
A4
84168
59508
1260
1260
81648
56988
82908
58248
1260
1260
A5
59508
41940
1260
1260
56988
39420
58248
40680
1260
1260
B4
103176
72828
1260
1260
100656
70308
101916
71568
1260
1260
B5
72828
51588
1260
1260
70308
49068
71568
50328
1260
1260
Margin
Printable area
Top right
Margin
Width
(Top right X, Top right Y)
YU
Short edge
Long edge
XR
Physical paper
(Bottom left X, Bottom left Y)
Printable area
(0, 0)
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Height
Paper length
(1/7200 in.)
Output
size
Coordinate value
(1/7200 in.)
Xdirection
Ydirection
Width
Height
Bottom
left X
Bottom
left Y
Long
edge
Short
edge
Top
right X
Top
right Y
XR
YU
A3
84168
119052
1260
1260
81648
116532
82908
117792
1260
1260
A4
59508
84168
1260
1260
56988
81648
58248
82908
1260
1260
A5
41940
59508
1260
1260
39420
56988
40680
58248
1260
1260
B4
72828
103176
1260
1260
70308
100656
71568
101916
1260
1260
B5
51588
72828
1260
1260
49068
70308
50328
71568
1260
1260
Margin
Printable area
Top right
Margin
Width
YU
(Top right X, Top right Y)
Long edge
Short edge
Height
XR
(Bottom left X,
Bottom left Y)
Physical paper
Printable area
(0, 0)
3.2 Printable Area
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3.3
Auto Layout
This section explains auto layout.
What Is Auto Layout?
Auto layout is the function that judges the document size according to the HP-GL data input
from the host system, enlarges/reduces the document so that it fits the paper size, and lays
out the document at the center of the paper. Using the auto scale and auto layout functions
allows you to print a document in HP-GL mode without regard for the document size and
origin position.
All auto layout settings must be made on the operation panel of the printer. They cannot be
made using advanced setting commands.
Making the Auto Layout Function Effective
To make the auto layout function effective, make the following settings on the control panel
of the printer:
• Set [Document Size] to [Auto]. The default is [Auto].
• To set the origin position, set [Auto Layout] to [On].
• Set [Zoom] to [On]. The default is [On].
• Select the method of obtaining the effective coordinate area in [Area Determine]. The
default is [Auto].
• Specify the paper margin by setting [Paper Margin]. The default is [0 mm] ([0.0"]).
• Set [Zoom Mode]. The default is [Output Size].
Details on Setting Items
Details on individual items are as follows.
Document Size
Setting [Document Size] to [Auto] allows you to set [Auto Layout] to [On].
Auto Layout
Setting set [Auto Layout] to [On] makes the [Zoom], [Area Determine], [Paper Margin], and
[Zoom Mode] settings effective.
Zoom
The purpose of this setting is to determine whether to enlarge/reduce (scaling) the
document size so that the document size fits the output size.
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Area Determine
Methods for obtaining the effective coordinate area based on the HP-GL data are as
follows:
[Auto]
An effective coordinate area determining method is automatically selected among PS, IW,
IP, Adapted. PS, IW, IP, Adapted are given priority in this order.
[IW]
The area specified by the last IW command in data is determined as the effective coordinate
area. If data contains no IW command, Adapted is used to determine the effective
coordinate area.
[IP]
The area containing the area specified by all IP commands in data is determined as the
effective coordinate area. If data contains no IW command, Adapted is used to determine
the effective coordinate area.
[Adapted]
The effective coordinate area is determined by the following conditions:
• Maximum and minimum position coordinates of the points plotted by drawing commands
• Maximum character size in the page
• Maximum pen width
[PS]
The area containing the area specified by the first PS command in data is determined as
the effective coordinate area. If data contains no PS command, Adapted is used to
determine the effective coordinate area.
Paper Margin
Specify the paper margin within the range between 0 mm (0.0") and 99 mm (3.9"). The
default is [0 mm] ([0.0"]). The area obtained by removing the area specified by making the
[Paper Margin] setting from the effective coordinate area obtained in [Area Determine] is
determined as the effective coordinate area.
Paper margin
The image exceeding the bounds of
the hard clip area is not plotted.
Area obtained in [Area Determine]
Area obtained by removing the area specified by making the [Paper Margin] setting from the
effective coordinate area obtained in [Area Determine]
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Zoom Mode
Select the mode that determines the document size according to the obtained effective
coordinate area. Also determine whether the paper is set in landscape or portrait according
to the effective coordinate area.
When set to [Coordinate Area]:
The area obtained by removing the area specified by making the [Paper Margin] setting
from the effective coordinate area obtained in [Area Determine] is determined as the
effective coordinate area.
When set to [Output Size]:
The document size is determined by the obtained effective coordinate area and origin
position setting. The document size is selected from A sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5).
Determining the Document Size
The document size is determined by comparing it with the hard clip areas of different sizes
of paper based on the effective coordinate area obtained according to [Zoom Mode], [Paper
Margin], and [Area Determine] settings.
When [Zoom Mode] Is Set to [Output Size]
1.
The effective effective coordinate area is obtained from the input HP-GL data in the
specified [Area Determine].
2.
The size of the character specified in the page (or the default character size) or the
value that is one half the specified pen width, whichever is larger, is added to the
effective coordinate area obtained in 1 as a margin.
3.
The area specified as a paper margin is removed from the effective coordinate area
obtained in 2.
4.
The size of the minimum area that contains the effective coordinate area obtained in 3
is determined as the document size.
When [Zoom Mode] Is Set to [Coordinate Area]
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1.
The effective coordinate area is obtained from the input HP-GL data in the specified
[Area Determine].
2.
The size of the character specified in the page (or the default character size) or the
value that is one half the specified pen width, whichever is larger, is added to the
effective coordinate area obtained in 1 as a margin.
3.
The area specified as a paper margin is removed from the effective coordinate area
obtained in 2.
4.
The effective coordinate area obtained by performing the above steps 1 to 3 is
determined as the document size.
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Example:
Assume that the following data is input when Zoom Mode = Output Size, Origin Position =
Auto, Paper Margin = 10 mm, Area Determine = IP.
All pen widths are set to 0.1 mm.
The following data does not contain a character size specification command and the
physical size of the area specified by IP/IW is A3.
IN;
IP -8399, -5938, 8399, 5938;
IW -8399, -5938, 8399, 5938;
PU;
SP1;
:
:
SP0;
1.
[Area Determine] is set to [IP], so the area (-8399, -5938, 8399, 5938) specified by the
IP command is determined as the effective coordinate area.
2.
The data in the above example contains no character size specification command and
all pen widths are 0.1 mm, so the size that is one half the default height of the
character on A3 paper (75 plotter unit) is added to the size of the effective coordinate
area obtained in 1.
Effective coordinate area obtained in 2: -8474, -6013, 8474, 6013
3.
The area specified by [Paper Margin] (10 mm = 400 plotter unit) is removed from the
effective coordinate area obtained in 2.
Effective coordinate area obtained in 3: -8074, -5613, 8074, 5613
4.
The effective coordinate area obtained in 3 is of the A3 size (greater than the A4 size),
so the document size is judged as being A3.
The effective coordinate area obtained when [Paper Margin] is set to [0 mm] is (-8474,
-6013, 8474, 6013), so its size is greater than A3 up to A2 inclusive. The document
size is judged as being A2.
Determining the Output Size
When the following settings are made on the control panel, the paper size is determined as
described below.
• Document Size: Auto
• Paper Tray: Auto
The method of determining the paper size varies depending on the [Output Size] setting and
[Zoom Mode] setting on the control panel.
When [Output Size] Is Set to [A size]
The size (A4 or A5) of the paper set in the tray actually becomes the candidate value.
If A-size (A4 or A5) paper is not set in the tray, all A-sizes (A4 and A5) become the candidate
values and an error message prompting you to load A-size paper in the tray appears on the
control panel.
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When [Output Size] Is Set to [Auto]
The size (A4, B5, or A5) of the paper set in the tray actually becomes the candidate value.
If A4, B5, or A5 size paper is not set in the tray, all A-sizes (A4 or A5) become the candidate
values and an error message prompting you to load paper in the tray appears on the control
panel.
When [Zoom Mode] Is Set to [Output Size]
If the output size which is the same as the document size is supported, select the paper of
the size which is the same as the document size.
If the document size is greater than any candidate paper size, select the paper of the largest
size.
If the document size is smaller than any candidate paper size, select the paper of the closest
size.
When [Zoom Mode] Is Set to [Coordinate Area]
Select the smallest paper that contains the effective coordinate area.
If the size of the effective coordinate area is larger than any candidate paper size, select the
paper of the largest size.
If the size of the effective coordinate area is smaller than any candidate paper size, select
the paper of the closest size.
Note
• When [Document Size] is set to a value other than [Auto], the output size set on the control panel is
assumed to be specified.
• When [Paper Tray] is set to [Auto], the size of the paper set in the tray is assumed to be specified. If the
size of the paper set in the tray is not supported, an error message appears to prompt you to set paper
of the supported size.
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Determining the Scaling Factor
During execution of auto scaling, the scaling factor is determined by the document size and
output size. Note that the scaling factor depends on the [Zoom Mode] setting.
Note
• To enable the scaling function, set [Zoom] to [On] on the control panel. If [Zoom] is set at [Off], images
will be drawn at a scale of 100%.
When [Document Size] Is Set to [Auto] and [Zoom Mode] Is Set to
[Output Size]
The [Hard Clip] setting becomes ineffective. The output size hard clip area is always used.
• When the document size is the same as the output size, the image is drawn at a scale of
100%.
• When the document size is larger than the output size, the image is drawn with it reduced.
• When the document size is smaller than the output size, the image is drawn at a scale of
100%.
Output size
Document
A3
A4
A5
B4
B5
A0
35
25
100
31
100
A1
50
35
25
43
31
A2
71
50
35
61
43
A3
100
71
50
87
61
A4
100
100
71
100
87
A5
100
141
100
173
100
Note
• When origin position is set to layout, the image is drawn with the document laid out at the center. When
origin position is set to bottom left or center, the image is drawn with the origins of the document and
paper aligned.
• Some output sizes may not be used depending on the printer type.
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When [Document Size] Is Set to [Auto] and [Zoom Mode] Is Set to
[Coordinate Area]
The [Hard Clip] setting becomes ineffective. The extended hard clip area is always used.
The scaling factor is determined by the effective coordinate area and output size.
The following table summarizes effective coordinate areas by paper size.
Note
• Some output sizes may not be used depending on the printer type.
Unit: Plotter unit
0 degree
Output
size
Minimum value
90 degrees
Maximum value
Minimum value
Maximum value
P2x-P1x
P2y-P1y
P2x-P1x
P2y-P1y
P2x-P1x
P2y-P1y
P2x-P1x
P2y-P1y
A3
7829
5485
73075
51200
5485
7829
51200
73075
A4
5485
3828
51200
35733
3828
5485
35733
51200
A5
3828
2648
35733
24720
2648
3828
44088
35733
B4
6762
4723
63120
44088
4723
6762
44088
63120
B5
4723
3297
44088
30773
3297
4723
30773
44088
The maximum scaling factor is equivalent to 210% of the size of the extended hard clip area
of each paper and the minimum scaling factor is equivalent to 22.5%.
Limits During Auto Layout Mapping
When the Hard Disk (Optional) Is Installed in the Printer
Print data is stored to the hard disk when Auto Layout is executed.
When the Hard Disk (Optional) Is Not Installed in the Printer
Print data is stored to the Auto Layout memory when Auto Layout is executed. The initial
capacity of the Auto Layout memory is 64 KB. Therefore, this printer cannot correctly output
auto layout if the print data received by the auto layout memory exceeds 64 KB. In this case,
change the size of the Auto Layout memory from the printer control panel. The upper limit
of the Auto Layout memory is 5,120 KB. The auto layout memory cannot accept data larger
than 5,120 KB.
We recommend installing the hard disk to this printer if you are going to use the auto layout
function.
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Examples of Combinations of Functions
This section explains examples of print results obtained by combining the supported
functions.
Document Size: Auto, Coord. Rotation: 0, Zoom Mode: Output Size,
Zoom: On
Printable area
Document size
Output size
Document Size: Auto, Coord. Rotation: 0, Zoom Mode: Output Size,
Zoom: Off
Printable area
Document size
Output size
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Document Size: Auto, Coord. Rotation: 0, Zoom Mode: Coordinate
Area, Zoom: On
Printable area
Effective coordinate area
determined by input data
Output size
Document Size: Auto, Coord. Rotation: 0, Zoom Mode: Coordinate
Area, Zoom: Off
Printable area
Effective coordinate area
determined by input data
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Output size
Index
A
Auto Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
E
eject function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
emulation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
F
font cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
H
hard clip area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
host interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
HP-GL/2 Logical Printers/Stored Jobs
List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
HP-GL/2 Settings List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
L
Limits during auto layout mapping . . . . . . . . . . 9
M
mode menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
P
paper margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
S
setting the HP-GL Mode Menu . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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