User Guide, English
TM
LA650
LA800
User guide
Matrix printer
User guide
Table of contents
Table of contents
Introduction
Printer features
Symbols used
About this manual
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Printer at a glance
Printer in tractor mode
Printer in single-sheet mode
Paperway
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Installation
Unpacking the printer
Placing your printer
Checking the printer voltage
Connecting the printer
Switching on the printer
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Changing the ribbon cassette
Black ribbon
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Printer drivers
Installing a printer driver in Windows 95/98/ME
Installing a printer driver in Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP
Other operating systems
Changing printer settings
Form settings (Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP)
Graphic options
Loading optional firmware
Troubleshooting
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The control panel
The LC display
Online mode
Offline mode
Setup mode
Messages in the LC display
Key functions when turning on the printer
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Paper handling
Changing the paper path
Changing the paper type in the setup menu
Loading paper
Fanfold paper
Single sheets
Paper transport
Moving the paper to the tear position
Removing paper
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Settings
Setting the tear position
Setting the first printing line (TOF)
Setting the print head gap
Selecting character density and font (temporarily)
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The Menu
Programming via the control panel
Enabling access to menu mode
Calling up the menu
Menu configurations (Macros)
Menu handling
Save settings
Selecting the LC display language
Terminating Setup mode
Menu structure
Menu parameters
Printing out macro configurations (Print)
Loading menu configurations (Macro)
Reset to default values (Reset)
Quiet mode printing (Quiet)
Selecting font (Font)
Setting line spacing (LPI)
Selecting start signal for escape sequence (ESCChar)
Selecting Protocol (emulation)
Bidirectional printing (PrintDir)
Settings for interfaces (I/O)
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Serial interface (Serial)
Data transmssion rate (Baud)
Data format (Format)
Buffer control (BuffCtrl)
Signal Processing (DTR)
Selecting interface (Interf.)
Interface buffer (Buffer)
Selecting interface timeout (Timeout)
Automatic carriage return (Auto-CR)
Automatic line feed
(Auto-LF)
Menu lock (MenLock)
Language (Language)
Paper parameters (Paper)
Form length (Formlen)
First printing position (FormAdj)
Print head gap manually (Head)
View and tear position (TearView)
Line length (Width)
Barcode (Barcode)
Normal characters and barcode (Barmode)
Form feed mode (FFmode)
Setting and activating options (PapOpt)
Activation of tractors (AutoTra)
Automatic paper motion sensor (PMS)
Automatic gap adjustment (AGA)
Paper handling (Paphand)
Increasing the print head gap (Head up)
Paper width (Pagewid)
Left-hand area (Leftzon)
Right-hand area (Rightzo)
Bidirectional parallel interface (CX-bid)
Line wrap (Wrap)
Beep at paper end (Sound)
Setting for printing copy paper (HvyForm)
Setting the page margins (Margin)
Setting the top margin (Topmrg)
Setting the bottom margin (Botmrg)
Setting the left margin (Leftmrg)
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Setting the DEC Mode (DECMode)
Horizontal spacing of characters (CPI)
Character set (CharSet)
User preference character set (UserChr)
Printer ID (Prn.ID)
Deleting sequence or buffer (CAN Fkt.)
Disconnection on end of transmission (Discnct)
Initial Report (Report)
Automatic answerback (Answbck)
Answerback on ENQ (Answ_ENQ)
Setting the IBM mode (IBMMode)
Horizontal spacing of characters (CPI)
IBM character set (IBM-Cset)
Code page (CodPage)
IBM Double Height (DblHigh)
Horizontal pitch on Compress (IBMComp)
Slashed Zero (Sl.Zero)
Setting the EPSON Mode (EPSMode)
Horizontal spacing of characters (CPI)
EPSON character set
(EPS-Cset)
Code Page (CodPage)
Slashed Zero (Sl.Zero)
Menu settings (example)
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Advanced menu
Test functions
Printer self-test (Rolling ASCII)
Exiting Rolling ASCII test mode
Interface test
(H-Dump)
Printout in Hex-Dump
Terminating Hex-Dump
Advanced settings
Deactivate single sheet feeder (Single)
Settings for paper with dark back (Pap.back)
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Troubleshooting
General print problems
The display remains dark
The display is lit, but the printer does not print
Problems with the paper feed
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Paper jam (fanfold paper)
Paper jam (single sheets)
Paper does not move to tear off position
Problems with the print quality
Print is too pale
Smudged print
Prints undefined characters
The first line is not completely printed out at the top
Dots within characters are missing
Error messages via the display
Additional display messages
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Care and maintenance
Replacing the fuse
Cleaning the housing
Cleaning the interior
Cleaning the platen
Ribbon
Cleaning the upper friction
Carriage shafts
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Specifications
Printer specifications
Interface specifications
Paper specifications
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Available character sets and fonts
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Emulations
General
Escape sequences
What are escape sequences?
How are escape sequences used?
Barcode
List of available barcodes
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Interfaces
Parallel interface
Connector assignment
Serial interface V.24/RS232C
Connector assignment
Interface cable (serial interface)
Input signals
Output signals
Interface-Adapter IF Adapter-Set RS232 (DB9M)/MMP
Protocols
Memory mode XON/XOFF
Memory mode Robust XON/XOFF
Configuring the serial interface of the PC
DOS mode
Windows 95/98/ME
Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP
Physical printer port in Ethernet with TCP/IP
Example of a printer connected to a computer in an
Ethernet
Example of several devices in an Ethernet
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Options and accessories
Options
Tractor 2, front
Printer pedestal
Paper output tray
Cable cover
Interface modules
Optional firmware
Accessories
Ribbon cassette
Programming manuals
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Index
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Introduction
Introduction
Printer features
Your printer is a high speed and rugged design for easy use and heavy
duty operation. It is designed for service-free PC, network and mini system operations.
At top speeds of 1100 and 900 cps the LA800 and LA650 keep pace
with the bustling, demanding world where printing is time sensitive and
critical. Engineered for printing under adverse conditions, these devices produce multi-part invoices, shipping documents or bar code labels at a rate of 40,000 to 50,000 pages per month.
The printer handles up to 7-part forms with no skewing or jamming; it
automatically adjusts for different forms thickness. The straight paper
path is easy to access, for reliable forms handling.
The LA800/LA650 optionally is configured with an optional tractor
(front). A straight paper path on the front tractors results in jam-free
operation and flawless 24-wire impressions on up to 7-part forms. Both
models offer fully automated gap adjustment, paper parking, loading,
etc.
With extensive connectivity alternatives and popular emulations, the
printer is ideal for a variety of industrial or business applications.
Symbols used
Important information is highlighted in this manual by two symbols.
STOP
CAUTION highlights information which must be observed in order to
prevent injuries to the user and damage to the printer.
NOTE highlights general or additional information about a specific
topic.
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About this manual
Introduction
The user guide contains a detailed description of the printer, its characteristic features and additional information.
` Chapter 1 Printer at a glance lists all the parts of the printer.
` Chapter 2 Installation contains start-up instructions and points to note.
` Chapter 3 Changing the ribbon cassette provides step-by-step instructions for changing the ribbon cassette.
` Chapter 4 Printer drivers provides step-by-step instructions for installing the printer driver.
` Chapter 5 The control panel explains how to control printer operations.
` Chapter 6 Paper handling tells you how to set the paper type and how
to load, transport and move the paper to the tear-off position.
` Chapter 7 Settings tells you how to adjust the basic settings such as
font, character density, print head distance, print line height and tearoff position.
` Chapter 8 The Menu contains all the information necessary for controlling the printer via the control panel.
` Chapter 9 Advanced menu describes the possible test settings and
other technical adjustments of the printer.
` Chapter 10 Troubleshooting provides instructions for rectifying faults
which do not require the intervention of qualified personnel.
` Chapter 11 Care and maintenance provides information on the upkeep
of the printer.
` Appendix A Specifications informs you about the technical specifications of your printer and the paper which should be used.
` Appendix B Available character sets and fonts lists the available character sets.
` Appendix C Emulations deals with programming via the interface.
` Appendix D Interfaces explains the interfaces.
` Appendix E Options and accessories contains information about options and accessories you can purchase for your printer.
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Printer at a glance
Printer at a glance
Soundproofing cover
Control panel
Top cover
Front cover
Bottom cover
Power switch
Interface connectors
Power cord connector and fuse
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Printer at a glance
Printer in tractor mode
Tractors
Printer in single-sheet mode
Paper support
Rear cover
Paper guide
Single sheet feeder
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Paperway
` Fanfold paper mode
Standard printer: Tractor 1
Single sheet*
Option:
Tractor 2
Tracto
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Tractor 1
` Single sheet mode*
Single sheet
* Not available on some models.
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Installation
Installation
Unpacking the printer
Place your printer on a solid surface (see Placing
your printer, page 7).
Make sure that the “Up” symbols point in the correct direction.
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Open the packaging, take out the accessory cassette and unpack it. Pull the printer out of the cardboard box towards you and remove the remaining
packaging material.
Check the printer for any visible transport damage
and completeness. Apart from this CD-ROM (c)
the Quick start guide (d), the power cable (e), the
ribbon (f) and the MMJ interface adapter (g)
should be included.
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If you find any transport damage or if any accessories are missing, please contact your dealer.
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Placing your printer
Place the printer on a solid, flat, surface, ensuring
that the printer is positioned in such a way that it
can not topple, and that there is easy access to the
control panel and paper input devices. Also ensure that there is sufficient space for the printed
output.
If you expect that frequent forward and reverse
feeds will occur, you should place the printer as
shown in the figure, if possible.
STOP
The power supply cable may be damaged if the paper edges constantly
chafe the insulating sheath. The user
must always ensure that there is sufficient distance between the power supply cable and the paper.
When selecting the printer location, observe the
following additional instructions:
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Never place the printer in the vicinity of
inflammable gas or explosive substances.
Do not expose the printer to direct sunlight. If you cannot avoid placing the printer near a window, protect it from the sunlight with a curtain.
When connecting the computer with the printer, make sure not to exceed the permitted cable length (see Interface specifications,
page 112).
Ensure sufficient distance between the printer and any heating radiators.
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Avoid exposing the printer to extreme temperature or air humidity
fluctuations. Above all take care to avoid the influence of dust.
It is recommended to install the printer in a place which is acoustically isolated from the workplace because of the noise it may
produce.
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Checking the printer
voltage
Make sure that the device has been set to the correct voltage (e.g.
120 V in the USA, 230 V in Europe). To do this, check the type plate
above the power inlet at the back of the printer. Contact your dealer
if the setting is incorrect.
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STOP
Never switch on the printer if the voltage setting is incorrect,
since this may result in severe damage.
If the setting is incorrect, set the colored switch at
the rear of the printer to the correct position, using
a pointed object (e.g. screwdriver, ball pen or
tweezers).
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Make sure that the printer is switched
off before setting the correct voltage;
otherwise severe damage may be
caused.
Connecting the printer
Connect the power cable c to the power inlet of
the printer. Connect the power cable plug to a
mains socket.
Make sure that the printer and the computer are
switched off and connect the data cable d between the printer and the computer.
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Switching on the printer
The power switch for switching on the printer is located at the bottom left at the front of the printer
when viewed from the front.
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Changing the ribbon cassette
Changing the ribbon cassette
Black ribbon
STOP
Before opening the cover, make sure
that the printer is switched on so that it
can execute automatic preparations for
ribbon changing (widening the print
head gap).
Move the paper to the park position.
Open the printer top cover.
Cautiously slide the print head carriage to the left
stop (viewed from the printer front).
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The print head heats up during printing. Let it cool down before touching, if
necessary.
Move the colored friction tab on the right and on
the left into the direction of the respective arrows
shown in the figure and raise the friction mechanism.
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Changing the ribbon cassette
Remove the used cassette.
We recommend use of genuine ribbon
cassettes only.
Raise the colored insertion tongue A.
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Insert the colored ribbon tension knob into the
right-hand front location of the new ribbon cassette. Turn the knob in the direction of the arrow in
order to take up slack of the ribbon.
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Changing the ribbon cassette
Slightly tilt the ribbon cassette forwards and thread
in the ribbon between the colored insertion tongue
and the ribbon support (transparent plastic plate).
Align and insert the cassette into the guides on the
left and right, then press down until it clicks into
place.
Insert the colored tension knob into one of the two
locations.
Turn the tension knob to take up slack in the ribbon until it is seated correctly at the bottom in the
ribbon support.
Press down the colored insertion tongue A.
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Changing the ribbon cassette
Move the print head carriage back and forth several times. If the ribbon is correctly seated, there
must be no perceptible resistance.
The ribbon should be transported during the travel from left to right. If this is
not the case, you should check that the
ribbon cassette is correctly inserted on
the right.
Press the friction mechanism down until it clicks
into place.
Close the top cover.
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Printer drivers
Printer drivers
You need to install a printer driver so that the printer can process the
data from your application programs.
An original driver offers the best conditions for optimal printing results. All available printer drivers can be found on the CD-ROM enclosed with the printer, as well as on our Internet site, from which you
can also download updated versions as necessary.
Installing a printer driver in Windows 95/98/ME
To install the printer driver, proceed as follows.
1 Insert the supplied online CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2 Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar.
3 Move the mouse to Settings and click on Printer to open the printer
folder.
4 Click on New Printer.
5 Click on Next In the Printer Installation Wizard.
6 Specify whether you want to operate the printer as a Local Printer
or Network Printer by clicking on the relevant option, then press
Next.
For instructions on installing the printer as a network printer,
please consult the documentation supplied with your network
operating system and/or printer server, or contact the network
administrator.
7 Click on Disk, then on Browse.
8 Select the CD-ROM drive and open the directory n:\english\drivers\<printer model> (“n“ stands for the letter of your PC drive).
The printer driver is also available in German, French, Italian
and Spanish language. If you want to install a printer driver in
one of these languages open the respective directory.
9 Open the folder of your printer’s operating system, select the file
oemsetup.inf and click on OK.
10 Select the printer type. Click on OK, then on Next.
11 Select the port to which your printer is connected, then click on Next.
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12 If required, edit the name of the default printer and specify whether
you wish to use the printer as a default printer by clicking on the relevant option. Then click on Next.
13 Specify whether you wish to print out a test page (recommended) by
selecting the relevant option and click on Finish. The printer driver
will now be installed.
Installing a printer driver in Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP
The online CD-ROM contains printer drivers for the most common
Windows applications. To install the printer driver, proceed as follows.
1 Insert the supplied online CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2 Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar.
3 Click on Printers and Faxes to open the printer folder.
4 Click on File and Add Printer in the menu bar.
5 Click on Next In the Printer Installation Wizard.
6 Specify whether you want to operate the printer as a Local Printer
or Network Printer by clicking on the relevant option, then press
Next.
For instructions on installing the printer as a network printer,
please consult the documentation supplied with your network
operating system and/or printer server, or contact the network
administrator.
To install a network printer, you will need Administrator rights.
If you are using the printer locally, you can continue installing the
driver in one of two possible ways:
` Manual installation of printer driver: in this case, continue with
Step 7.
` Automatic installation of printer driver via Plug & Play function: in this
case, continue with Step 12 once the printer installation wizard has
determined the printer, port and printer name.
Then click on Next.
7 Select the port to which your printer is connected, then click on Next.
8 Click on Data Carrier, then click on Browse.
9 Select the CD-ROM drive and open the directory n:\english\drivers\<printer model> (“n“ stands for the letter of your PC drive).
10 Open the folder of your printer’s operating system, select the file
oemsetup.inf or printer.inf (Windows NT 4) and click on OK.
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11 Select the printer type. Click on OK, then on Next.
12 If required, edit the name of the default printer and specify whether
you wish to use the printer as a default printer by clicking on the relevant option. Then click on Next.
13 If you are using the printer as a network printer, you have the option
of sharing it with other network users. In this case you must enter an
access name which will be displayed to the other network users.
Then click on Next.
14 Specify whether you wish to print out a test page (recommended) by
selecting the relevant option and click on Finish. The printer driver
will now be installed.
Other operating
systems
The printer can also be used with other operating systems such as
Linux or Unix. In this case, set the printer to the Epson emulation or
IBM emulation for which default drivers are available in most operating systems.
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Changing printer
settings
Printer drivers
You can make permanent changes to the printer settings using the
control panel of the printer (see The Menu, page 39). Various printer
settings can also be entered in the operating system of your PC,
however.
1 Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar.
2 Windows 95/98/ME: move the mouse to Settings and click on Printers to open the printer folder.
Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP: click on Printers and Faxes to open the
printer folder.
3 Move the mouse pointer to the appropriate printer symbol, press the
right mouse key and click on Properties.
Details of the settings available in this window can be found in the
Windows documentation or help pages.
Settings entered in the printer driver via Windows have priority
over settings entered via the printer menu. It is therefore possible that the former may overwrite the latter.
Form settings (Windows
2000/NT 4.0/XP)
In contrast to Windows versions 95/98/ME, in which forms are defined in the printer driver itself, Windows versions 2000/NT 4.0/XP
have a central facility for managing form properties and assign one
paper feed only.
If you want to set up a form not included in the Windows default settings, proceed as follows.
You will need Administrator rights to define new forms.
1 Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar.
2 Click on Printers and Faxes to open the printer folder.
3 In the menu bar, click on File and Server Properties.
4 In the window Printer Server Properties, click on Form if necessary.
5 Either select an existing form from the Forms list or activate the option New Form.
6 Enter a form name and the desired values.
7 Click on Save to save the new form.
You can now assign this form to the paper feeds of your printer (see
Changing printer settings).
The form cannot be assigned if its dimensions exceed the permissible paper sizes of the specified paper feed.
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Graphic options
Printer drivers
You can select different print qualities via the Windows printer drivers (see table). This selection will affect the printing speed: the higher the print quality, the lower the speed (see Printer specifications,
page 108).
To set the desired print quality, proceed as follows.
1 Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar.
2 Windows 95/98/ME/2000: move the mouse to Settings and click on
Printers to open the printer folder.
Windows NT 4.0/XP: Click on Printers and Faxes to open the printer folder.
3 Move the mouse pointer to the printer symbol, click on the right
mouse key and click on Properties.
4 Windows 95/98/ME: Click on Graphics.
Windows 2000: Click on Printer Properties, then click on Advanced.
Windows NT 4.0/XP: Click on Printer Settings, then click on Advanced.
5 Windows 95/98/ME: Highlight the required setting in the list next to
Resolution.
Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP: Highlight the required setting in the list
next to Print Quality.
6 Confirm your selection by clicking on OK.
Print quality
Resolution
High Speed Quality
90 x 60 dpi
Data Print Quality
180 x 90 dpi
Copy Print Quality
180 x 180 dpi
Near Letter Quality
360 x 180 dpi
Letter Quality
360 x 360 dpi
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Loading optional
firmware
To load new firmware, proceed as follows.
The most current version of the firmware can be downloaded
from our internet page.
Online
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2 Press keys 1, 4 and Online. Hold the keys pressed.
Setup
BOOT
Online
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1 Switch off the printer. Connect your DOS PC (LPT1:) to the parallel port on the printer.
3 Switch on your printer.
The printer is ready for the download when BOOT appears on its
display.
4 In Windows open the MS-DOS window.
Setup
5 Copy the file, e.g. DOWNLOAD.FDF, to your printer:
COPY /B X:\path\DOWNLOAD.FDF PRN
(X:\path stands for the drive and the directory in which the file is located.)
Download
firmware
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Online
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Setup
A progress indicator (bar) and DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE appears
on the display during the download; alternatively, an error message
is displayed:
PRG = Firmware
GEN = Character set or font (character generator)
P+G = Firmware and character set
BOO = Firmware, character set and boot block
The number of the currently transferred data block (frame) is displayed in addition in the top line of the display on the right.
DOWNLOAD OK and BOOTAREA SKIPPED is displayed briefly
when the procedure has been completed successfully. The printer
then runs through its initialisation routine, after which it is ready for
use. Repeated separate loading of firmware and character generators is possible.
Troubleshooting
It is necessary to repeat the entire procedure if an error occurs during the download. This is indicated by a corresponding message on
the display. It may be that not all fault messages can be shown on
the display. In this case, the operating system of your PC displays
an error message such as “Write error on device”.
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The control panel
The control panel
The control panel keys are used for controlling your work with the
printer. The control panel is located on the front right side of your
printer and consists of a two-line LC display and six keys.
The functions of the keys depend on the printer’s current mode (status). There are four basic modes.
` The Online mode (display message: Ready) is the printer’s normal
operating mode. Data from your computer can be received and printed.
` In the Offline mode (display message: Pause) the link between printer and computer is interrupted, i.e. no data can be received and
printed.
` In the Setup mode you can either select the printer menu or carry
out the so-called quick-switch function. The quick-switch option was
included so that you can change the most important parameters (for
example adjustments, character density, font, paper path, adjustments i.e. head gap) directly without having to enter them via the
menu. The settings for the parameters character density and font
are lost when the printer is switched off. They can be selected permanently in the menu mode of the printer.
` In the Menu mode further printer settings (line spacing, size of the
interface buffer etc.) can be altered and saved permanently.
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The control panel
The LC display
The LC display tells you all the important printer settings and informs
you which functions are currently assigned to which keys.
The upper line informs you that the printer is either in online or offline
mode (in the example below the printer is in the Online mode), and
the selected paperpath (below: Front1 = tractor mode).
Example:
Printer status
Paper path
Key functions
Status messages
Ready
Front1
MX YYY
Load
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4
Online
Setup
The second line informs you which functions are currently assigned
to which keys. The word or symbol directly above a key tells you the
current function of the key.
In our example, key 1 (Back) serves to activate the previous parameter group, while keys 2 (Font) and 3 (CPI) open the menus for editing the settings for fonts and character density. Key 4 (Next) takes
you to the next parameter group.
Example:
Key functions
Font CPI
Back
Next
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2
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4
Online
Setup
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Online mode
After switching on, the printer is automatically set to online mode.
Only in this mode can it receive data from the computer.
Ready
Front1
MX YYY
Load
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Online
Setup
` MX (a message only; X = 1 to 4): Shows the selected menu
(Macro); for further information refer to Loading menu
configurations (Macro) (page 45).
` YYY (a message only; YYY = EPS, IBM, DEC): Shows the active
emulation of the active interface (parallel or serial); for further information refer to Selecting Protocol (emulation) (page 49).
` Load key (4): If this is displayed above this key, no paper is
loaded in the printer or the printer is in park position. In this case
the display switches between Ready and Park Position. Press
the key to feed paper to the printing position.
` Setup key: Sets the printer to setup mode.
` Online key: Sets the printer to offline mode. Loaded paper will be
transported to printing position. If the printer is set to online mode
by pressing the Online key again, the printer transports the paper
in tear position.
Offline mode
Pause
Park
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Only in this mode is it possible to perform step, line, or form feeds
from the control panel, see Paper transport (page 32); however,
data cannot be received.
Front1
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4
Online
Setup
` Park key (1): Clears the paper path with paper loaded and activates paper path quick selection, see Changing the paper path
(page 26).
` Key
(2): Short keypress: Microstep forward. Long keypress:
Continuous paper feed.
` Key
(3): Short keypress: Microstep reverse. Long keypress:
Continuous paper reverse feed up to the park position.
` Load key (4): If no paper is loaded, see above.
If paper is loaded: Loads paper from the selected paper source;
the display changes to LF/FF
Short keypress: Line Feed (LF).
Long keypress: Form Feed (FF).
` Setup key: Sets the printer to setup mode.
` Online key: Sets the printer to online mode.
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The control panel
Setup mode
Adjust
Menu
1
2
In this mode, the following settings are available:
Paprpath
Char
3
4
Online
Setup
` Setup key: Sets the printer to setup mode, in which the following
settings can be selected:
` Menu key (1): Other menu settings. Acces may be disabled by
the manufacturer (see note below).
` Adjust key (2): Sets the Tear position, first printing line and print
head gap.
` Paprpath key (3): Sets the Paper path.
` Char key (4): Sets the font and number of characters per inch.
Access to the other menu settings (Menu) may be – depending
on the model – disabled by the manufacturer.
Proceed as follows to release this lock temporarily.
1 Switch off the printer for approx. 5 seconds.
2 Switch the printer on again keeping the Setup key pressed until
Selftest disappears on the display.
For information on how to enable access permanently and
about the available settings, refer to the section Menu lock
(MenLock) (page 56) and Menu parameters (page 45).
The settings for Font and CPI are lost when the printer is
switched off. The section Selecting font (Font) (page 47) and
Setting character density (CPI) (page 60) explains how to set
fonts and character density permanently.
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Messages in the LC
display
The control panel
If the printer detects an internal fault or user error or if it expects you
to do something, a message will appear in the LC display. It also displays the status during an operation (e.g. Loading default). Below
you will find a list of messages with brief descriptions of each message. The messages are described in greater detail in the chapter
Error messages via the display (page 101).
Message
Meaning
Eject error
The printer cannot eject the paper /
advance it to park position.
Hardware Alarm
Internal hardware error, contact your
dealer or service technician.
Head hot
The printer reports that the print head is
hot and that print speed will be reduced.
Initializing
This message appears during the
printer’s initializing phase.
Load error
The printer cannot draw in the loaded
paper.
Loading default
Indicates that the printer is being initialised and is carrying out the internal selftest immediately after turning on the
printer. Factory defined parameters will
be reloaded in all available menues.
Out of paper
The printer has detected paper end during operation / printer was switched on
with no paper loaded.
Parity error
A parity error during data transmission is
indicated.
Press any key
The user is requested to press any key.
Tear Paper off
The user is requested to tear off paper
which has been advanced to the quick
tear edge.
Selftest
After power-on, the printer executes a
short hardware self-test.
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Key functions when
turning on the printer
The control panel
If you keep one of the following keys pressed during power-on until
the printer has completed initialisation, the corresponding function is
activated:
` If you keep the Online key depressed while turning on the printer,
you enter the printer’s advanced menu mode. The advanced menu
mode is described in the section Advanced menu (page 89) of this
manual.
` If you keep the Setup key depressed while turning on the printer,
you regain access to the printer menu if you had locked it before with
the help of the MenLock function. The MenLock function is described in the section Menu lock (MenLock) (page 56).
` If the four function and select keys (keys 1 to 4) are depressed simultaneously while turning on the power, all printer settings are reset to the default values.
This causes all the user’s previous settings to be lost.
` If you keep the key 4 depressed while turning on the printer, a status
page is printed out from the active paper source with the selected
settings of all menus.
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6
Paper handling
Paper handling
This section describes how to set the paper type, load fanfold paper
and single sheets, transport paper and move the paper to the tear
position.
Changing the paper
path
Pause
Park
1
Front1
LF/FF
2
3
4
Online
Setup
You can change the paper type either from an application program,
by means of the paper path quick selection feature or in the Setup
menu. In this section, the quick selection feature is described; for detailed information on how to make this setting via the Setup menu,
refer to the section Setup mode (page 23).
Make sure that the printer is in offline mode (Pause); press the Online key, if necessary.
Press the Park (1) key. If fanfold paper is loaded in the printer, it is
fed to the tear position. The text Tear paper off appears in the display.
After having torn off the paper, press any key. If a single sheet is
loaded in the printer, it is ejected.
Single Front1
Online
1
2
3
4
Setup
Use one of the marked keys to select the desired paper path, for example, Single (2).
The display shown here may vary depending on which
paper options you have installed.
If you do not make a selection within 5 seconds, the
menu is closed.
The display alternates between the basic menu and the menu in the
following figure:
Load paper from
Single
1
2
Ready
M1 EPS
1
2
3
4
Single
Load
3
4
Online
Insert a single sheet (for the procedure, see Loading paper
(page 28).
Setup
Online
Setup
Press the Online key to set the printer to ready status. When the
printer receives data from the computer, the single sheet is automatically loaded. Press the Load (4) key to load the single sheet before
starting the printout.
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Changing the paper type in
the setup menu
Paper handling
If you wish to change the paper type in the setup menu, proceed as
follows.
` Press the Setup key followed by the Paprpath key (3).
` Select the desired paper type with the key < (2) or > (3).
` Press the Set (1) key to confirm your selection.
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Loading paper
Paper handling
Your printer can process both fanfold paper and single sheets. For
information on the supported paper sizes, please refer to section Paper specifications (page 113).
Only use dust-free or low-dust paper. Many paper qualities are
suitable for this printer. For more information, please refer to
the section Paper specifications (page 113).
Fanfold paper
Make sure that the printer is set for fanfold paper printing. If necessary, change the paper type, see Changing the paper path (page 26).
Raise the front cover.
Remove the bottom cover A.
Open the right and left tractor flaps.
A
Release the colored latch lever of the left-hand
tractor and align the tractor so that the first printing position on the paper matches the X mark
on the printer housing.
Lock the colored lever again.
Place fanfold paper into the left-hand tractor.
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Paper handling
Open the colored latch lever of the right-hand
tractor and align it to the paper width.
Insert the fanfold paper into the right-hand tractor.
Make sure that it is inserted by the same length
as on the left-hand tractor in order to avoid any
paper jam.
Close the tractor flap and lock the tractor by
turning the tractor lever to the rear.
Do not tension the paper excessively
to avoid tearing the perforation holes;
do not allow excessive slack since in
this case the paper will bulge and
there may be problems in the feeding
process.
Make sure to align the paper stack in parallel
with the printer and that the paper flow is unobstructed.
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Ready
Front1
M1 EPS
Load
1
2
3
4
Re-install the bottom cover.
Online
Setup
Lower the front cover.
Switch the printer on. The active paper source (Front1 = tractor 1)
appears in the display. The paper is automatically loaded when the
printer is in online mode (Ready) and receives data from the computer.
Press the Load (4) key only to load paper before starting the
printout.
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Paper handling
Single sheets
Some printer models are designed for
fanfold paper operation only and
therefore do not feature a single sheet
feeder. The front cover can therefore
not be opened on these models.
Make sure that the printer is set to single sheet
mode. If necessary, change the paper type, see
Changing the paper path (page 26).
Press the latch at the middle of the front cover.
The single sheet input tray opens downwards.
Align the left paper guide with the mark on the
left of the single sheet input tray marking the
first printing position.
Adjust the right paper guide to the width of the
paper used.
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Paper handling
Insert the single sheet into the input tray as far
as possible.
Press the Online key to set the printer to ready
status. The sheet is automatically loaded when
the printer is in online mode (Ready) and receives data from the computer.
The printer reports a paper out condition by displaying Load paper from single and beeping.
Ready
Single
M1 EPS
Load
1
2
3
4
Online
Press the Load (4) key only to load paper before starting the printout.
Setup
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Paper handling
Paper transport
Pause
Park
1
Front1
LF/FF
2
3
4
Loaded paper (fanfold paper/single sheets) can be transported in
the printer in several ways.
Online
Setup
Make sure that the printer is in offline mode (Pause); press the Online key, if necessary.
` Key Park (1): If fanfold paper is loaded in the printer, it is fed to
the park position or the tear position. If a single sheet is loaded,
it is ejected.
` Key (2): Short keypress: Paper is transported upwards step by
step. Long keypress: Continuous transport upwards.
` Key (3): Short keypress: Paper is transported downwards step
by step. Long keypress: Continuous transport downwards.
` Key LF/FF (4): Short keypress: Line Feed (LF) is effected.
Long keypress: Form Feed (FF) is effected.
` Key Online (4): Moves Paper to tear position if the automatic tear
function is activated.
The maximum value of the paper return feed is 22 inches.
You can not remove paper generally if the Tear parmeter is set
to No Tear/Reverse in the active macro.
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Paper handling
Moving the paper to the
tear position
Ready
Front1
M1 EPS
Tear
2
1
3
4
Online
Setup
Your printer by default moves the paper into tear position once paper is loaded. If you deactivate this feature in the printer’s menu (setting: Manual) you can use the Tear key to move the paper to the tear
position. For more information refer to View and tear position (TearView) (page 61).
Swing the soundproofing cover towards the front (see below). The
tear edge is located at the front side of the paper output opening.
Make sure that the printer is in online mode (Ready). If necessary,
press the Online key.
Press the Tear (4) key. The printer moves the perforation edge of
the fanfold paper to the tear edge.
Ready
M1 EPS
2
1
The display changes to…
Front1
Online
3
4
Setup
Tear off paper at the tear edge A.
Make sure you tear the paper off
straight, otherwise a paper jam may
occur.
A
Ready
M1 EPS
1
2
Front1
Online
3
4
Setup
After having torn off the paper, press the Online key. The printer returns the paper to the first printing position.
If a print job is active, the printer returns the paper automatically to
the first printing position.
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Paper handling
The tear function can be deactivated completely (No Tear/
Reverse). In this condition the Tear key is not accessible; the
paper can not be moved reverse. For more information, please
refer to View and tear position (TearView) (page 61).
Removing paper
STOP
Pause
Park
1
Front1
LF/FF
2
3
4
Online
Setup
Never use force to remove the paper from the printer. Otherwise the mechanical components may be damaged.
Make sure that the printer is in offline mode (Pause); press the Online key, if necessary.
Press the Park (1) key. If fanfold paper is loaded in the printer, it is
fed to the tear position. The text Tear paper off appears in the display.
Now remove the paper from the tractor. Then press any key. If a single sheet is loaded in the printer, it is ejected.
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7
Settings
Settings
This section describes how to set the tear position, the first printing
line, the print head gap as well as the font and the character density.
Setting the tear
position
Adjust
Menu
1
2
Paprpath
Char
3
4
If the tear position of the paper is not aligned with the tear edge of
the printer, you can adjust it. Inserted paper needs to be torn off if
necessary and retracted to park position.
Press the Setup key. The printer changes to setup mode.
Online
Setup
Press the Tear (4) key.
TOF
Head
1
Tear
2
3
4
TearAdj= 00/72"*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
Press the Adjust (2) key.
4
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Swing the soundproofing cover towards the front (see Printer at a
glance, page 3). The tear edge is located at the front side of the paper output opening.
Press the < (2) or > (3) key to move the perforation to the desired
position. Confirm the input by pressing the Set (1) key. Confirm the
input again by pressing the Setup key. The printer is reset to the initial status.
The correction made – a maximum of approx. 1" (2.5 cm) in
each direction – will be retained after switching the printer off.
It can be set separately for each paper path.
Make sure that the set form length corresponds to the actual
length of the forms you are using.
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Settings
Setting the first printing
line (TOF)
You can use the TOF function for setting the position of the first printing line for each paper source and each menu individually.
Before using the TOF function (if fanfold paper is used), you
should first set the tear position; see Setting the tear position
(page 35).
Adjust
Menu
1
Paprpath
Char
3
2
Online
Press the Setup key. The printer changes to setup mode.
4
Setup
1
Online
Tear
3
2
Press the Adjust (2) key.
Press the TOF (3) key.
TOF
Head
Swing the soundproofing cover towards the front (see Printer at a
glance, page 3).
4
Setup
The paper is fed to the position where the bottom edge of the first printing line A is aligned
with the tear edge B of the printer. The factory
setting for the first printing position (TOF) is
12/ 72" (4.23 mm). This is equivalent to the second line from the top.
B
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Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Online
Setup
Press the < (2) or > (3) key to move the first printing line to the desired position. You can set values from 0 to 220/72" for fanfold paper
or for single sheets.
Confirm the input by pressing the Set (1) key. Press the Setup key.
The printer returns to the initial status.
The selection made will be retained after switching off the
printer.
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Settings
Setting the print head
gap
The printer features automatic print head gap adjustment to the
thickness of the paper used. In setup mode, you can enter a correction value to modify the head gap that is normally determined automatically. This correction is useful for modifying the appearance of
the type face. This correction will modify the appearance of the font.
It may be necessary to obtain optimum printing results on certain paper types.
The AGA (automatic gap adjustment) function must be set to
On. For more detailed information, refer to the section Automatic gap adjustment (AGA) (page 92).
Adjust
Menu
1
2
Paprpath
Char
3
4
Press the Setup key. The printer changes to setup mode.
Online
Setup
Press the Head (1) key.
TOF
Head
1
Tear
2
Head= 0
Set <
1
2
Press the Adjust (2) key.
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to set the range within which the automatic
gap adjustment is to be corrected. You can select values in the
range from -10 to +10. Negative values reduce the head distance,
positive values increase it.
Confirm the input by pressing the Set (1) key.
Press the Setup key. The printer returns to the initial status.
Negative values decrease the print head gap, positive values
increase it. Changing the automatically determined value may
have a strong effect on the printing quality.
The setting made will be retained after switching off the
printer.
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Settings
Selecting character
density and font
(temporarily)
Adjust
Menu
1
2
Font
Paprpath
Char
3
4
You can use the CPI (Character Per Inch) key in setup mode to select the number of characters per inch to be printed.
You can use the Font key to select resident fonts.
Press the Setup key. The printer changes to setup mode.
Online
Press the Char (4) key.
Setup
Press the CPI (4) or Font (1) key (in our example, press CPI).
CPI
Online
1
2
10 CPI
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Setup
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to set the desired character density. Confirm the selection by pressing the Set (1) key.
You can cancel the selection and leave the setting unchanged by
pressing the Exit (4) key.
If you pressed the Font (1) key, use the < (2) or > (3) key to select
the desired font. Confirm the selection by pressing the Set (1) key.
You can cancel the selection and leave the setting unchanged by
pressing the Exit (4) key.
Adjust
Menu
1
2
Paprpath
Char
3
4
Press the Setup key. The printer returns to the initial status.
Online
It is also possible to press the Online key. The printer then changes
directly to online mode.
Setup
The selection made will not be retained after switching off the
printer. For more details on how to set the character density
and fonts permanently, please refer to the chapter Setting character density (CPI) (page 60) and Selecting font (Font) (page 47).
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8
The Menu
The Menu
Programming via the
control panel
Apart from being able to control your printer via the applications software you use, you can also program the printer directly. There are
two programming options you can use:
` Programming via the control panel.
` Programming via the interface using Escape sequences or control
codes.
Settings made by escape sequences have priority over settings made in menu mode; therefore they will override these.
Informations on Escape sequences can be found in
Appendix E, Emulations (page 119).
Programming via the interface gives you far greater freedom for designing your printed pages, however, it is also a more sophisticated
method and requires some experience with programming languages and printer control systems.
All programming via the interface is lost after you turn off the printer,
whereas the programming carried out using the control panel, is
saved and stored even after you turn off the printer.
Enabling access to
menu mode
On some printer models the menu can be locked by default to protect it from accidental or unauthorised access.
Proceed as follows to release this lock temporarily.
1. Switch off the printer for approx. 5 seconds.
2. Switch the printer on again keeping the Setup key pressed until
Selftest disappears from the display.
For information on how to enable access permanently and
about the available settings, refer to the section Menu lock
(MenLock) (page 56).
Calling up the menu
Adjust
Menu
1
2
Paprpath
Char
3
4
Online
Setup
You can access the menu in the following way:
Press the Setup key. The printer switches to Setup mode. (The Setup mode can be selected both in the Online and Offline mode.)
To access the printer menu, press the key directly underneath the
word Menu (1).
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The Menu
Menu configurations
(Macros)
Every printer is shipped with factory default settings. Basic settings
such as emulation, character size, form length etc., which many applications make use of, are set. At the end of this chapter you will find
a menu printout (Seite 88) which shows you the printer’s default settings.
Your printer allows you to set and use four independent menu configurations (Macros). If one of your applications for example requires
an IBM printer while another program works better with an EPSON
printer, you can set an IBM emulation configuration with the desired
settings, and set the second configuration as an EPSON emulation.
The active macro is always the one you used last. When you switch
on the printer for the very first time, macro no. 1 is loaded. Macro no.
1 only remains active until you load another macro. The last active
macro is stored even after the printer is switched off and is reloaded
automatically when the printer is switched on again.
For example, to change from macro no. 1 to macro no. 3:
Ready
M1 EPS
1
2
Adjust
Menu
1
2
Press Setup key.
Front1
Online
3
4
Paprpath
Char
3
4
Print Macro
Back
Next
Setup
Press Menu (1) key.
Online
Setup
Press Macro (3) key.
Online
Setup
Now the following message appears in the LC display:
Load Macro=1
*
Set
Exit
1
2
3
4
Online
Now press the < (2) or > (3) key repeatedly until Load Macro=3
appears.
Then select menu no. 3 as the current setting using the Set key (1).
Setup
The currently active setting is marked with an asterisk (*).
If changing macros it is possible that the printer initializes due
to different emulation settings.
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Menu handling
The Menu
You can navigate in the current menu using the four function and selection keys arranged below the LC display field. Each function and
parameter displayed in the LCD is executed or selected by the corresponding key below, respectively. Usually two parameter groups
are combined at one level. In the following example, these are the
LPI and Skip parameter groups.
If you do not wish to change one of the two parameters you can either press the Next key (to access the two following parameter
groups in the menu), or you can press the Back key (to access the
two previous parameter groups in the menu).
If you want to change a setting, (e.g. the line density), then press the
LPI key (LPI = lines per inch) to access the actual parameter level.
*
The currently valid setting is marked by a (in the example below
the current setting is 6 lpi). With the < and > keys you can view the
other parameters available for this setting.
Example:
LPI
back to the previous
parameter groups
6 LPI
Set
Save settings
Back
<
>
*
Exit
Skip
Next
on to the next
parameter groups
Skip = 0.0 Inch
*
Set
<
>
Exit
Once the desired parameter is displayed on the LC display, you can
save it by pressing the Set key. The parameter is then set and the
printer automatically displays the parameter groups again. With the
Exit key you can leave the sublevel without saving your changes.
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The Menu
Selecting the LC display
language
This section describes how to make settings in the menu, using the
selection of the national language as an example.
This example shows how to change from the English language to
the German language. The same procedure applies to the other languages (French, Italian and Spanish).
Ready
Front1
M1 EPS
1
2
Adjust
Menu
3
4
Paprpath
Char
Select the Setup mode by pressing the Setup key.
Online
Setup
Press the Menu key (1).
Online
Setup
Print Macro
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
MenLock Language
Back
Next
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
German
Set <
>
*
Exit
2
3
4
1
2
English
Set <
1
1
2
Online
Setup mode and Menu mode may be disabled. Hold
down the Setup key while switching on the printer to
enable menu mode. If you want to enable access to this
mode permanently, you need to change the appropriate
setting in the menu; see Menu lock (MenLock) (page 56).
Press the Next key (4) several times until the display indicates Language.
Setup
Press the Language key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Online
The display now changes to Parameter mode and indicates English
in the top line.
The lower line displays Set and Exit. The two arrows < (2) and > (3)
represent the symbols for parameter selection (“<” indicates descending and “>” ascending). Press the < (2) or > (3) key until the
desired language is displayed, in our example German.
Save your selection by pressing the Set key (1). An acoustic signal
verifies this action.
Setup
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The Menu
Ges.Men Sprache
Rück
Vor
1
2
3
4
Online
Setup
You can exit Parameter mode without saving a setting by pressing
the Exit key (4), the old setting is retained.
After saving your setting (Set), the display in our example indicates
the following text:
This setting is retained even after switching off your printer.
Terminating Setup mode
Press either the Setup key to change into Offline mode (Pause) or
the Online key to change to Online mode (Ready).
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The Menu
Menu structure
The menu structure of your printer may be slightly different from the
example shown here, depending on the printer software.
MENU
IBMMode
EPSMode
Margin
DECMode
Print
Macro
Reset
Quiet
Font
LPI
Wrap
Sound
ESCChar
Protocol
Paphand
CX-bid
PrinDir
I/O
PMS
AGA
Auto-CR
Auto-LF
FFmode
PapOpt
MenLock
Language
Barcode
Barmode
Paper
TearView
Hvy Form
1)
Width
1) only with installed optional paperway
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The Menu
Menu parameters
Ready
M1 EPS
1
2
Adjust
Menu
The following section introduces and explains all the possible menu
settings.
Press Setup key.
Front1
Online
3
4
Paprpath
Char
Setup
Press Menu (1) key.
Online
Setup
Printing out macro
configurations (Print)
Print Macro
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Load Macro=1
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Prints the menu configurations using the active paper feed; see
Menu settings (example) (page 88).
Press Print (2) key, to start the printout.
Online
Setup
Loading menu
configurations (Macro)
Print Macro
Back
Next
Setup mode and Menu mode may be disabled. Hold
down the Setup key while switching on the printer to
enable menu mode. If you want to enable access to this
mode permanently, you need to change the appropriate
setting in the macro; see Menu lock (MenLock) (page 56).
A menu is loaded, you can choose between four menus; see Menu
handling (page 41).
Press Macro (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: Load Macro=1/2/3/4
Default Setting: Load Macro=1
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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The Menu
Reset to default values
(Reset)
Reset
Back
1
2
Quiet
Next
3
4
2
3
Press Reset (2) key.
Online
Setup
Press the No (1) or Yes (2) key to select the desired setting.
Reset Macro1
No
Yes
1
The current macro returns to the default values (factory settings).
Online
4
Setup
STOP
All manually altered settings in the current menu are lost when
it is reset to the default settings.
We therefore recommend that you print out the menu first.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
Quiet mode printing (Quiet)
Reset
Back
1
2
Quiet
Next
3
Quiet=Off
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Switches between normal and quiet mode printing. For all printing
modes, the print-out is made with the bidirectional method in quiet
mode printing. In the first step the first row of pins is activated, during
the second step the second row is used.
Press Quiet (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: Off/On
Default Setting: Off
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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The Menu
Selecting font (Font)
Font LPI
Back
Next
1
2
Roman
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
NLQ*
Exit
3
4
This parameter selects the character style and its quality permanently.
Press Font (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: see table below
Default Setting: Draft
Setup
Character styles marked with an I (for example Courier I LQ) are
IBM compatible fonts.
Fonts with the identifier PS in their name are proportional fonts
which use only the space actually required for the character width.
Example:
Roman LQ:
Roman PS LQ:
The abbreviation NLQ stands for Near Letter print quality, which
means that the printer works faster but with a slightly lower resolution. LQ stands for Letter Quality, which means that the resolution is
higher at the expense of a slightly slower speed.
Available fonts
Draft
S Serif PS LQ
OCR-A NLQ
Draft Copy
Courier NLQ
OCR-A LQ
Roman NLQ
Courier LQ
Courier I NLQ
Roman LQ
Prestige NLQ
Courier I LQ
Roman PS NLQ
Prestige LQ
Cour I PS NLQ
Roman PS LQ
Script NLQ
Cour I PS LQ
Sans Serif NLQ
Script LQ
Orator NLQ
Sans Serif LQ
OCR-B NLQ
Orator LQ
S Serif PS NLQ
OCR-B LQ
High Speed
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Setting line spacing (LPI)
Font
Back
1
2
6 LPI
Set <
1
2
LPI
Next
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Sets the lines per inch (line density). The higher the parameter the
smaller the line spacing (random LPI can be selected via the ESC
sequences).
Press LPI (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: 2 LPI, 3 LPI, 4 LPI, 6 LPI*, 8 LPI, 12 LPI
Default Setting: 6 LPI
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Selecting start signal for
escape sequence (ESCChar)
ESCChar Protocol
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
ESCChar=ESC
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Selects the start signal for control sequences. Setting ESC: Only
character Escape (27d, 1Bh) can be used. Setting ESC+$$: Character Escape or alternatively two $ characters ($$) can be used. For
more information see the section The $$ procedure (page 133).
Press ESCChar (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: ESC/ESC+$$
Default Setting: ESC
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Selecting Protocol
(emulation)
Selects the emulation for the serial or parallel interface. When a
printer understands the control set written for another printer type, it
is said to emulate the other printer.
The selected emulation of the active interface is shown in online or offline mode in the second line of the printers display.
For more information refer to Online mode (page 22)
MTPL is also active in IBM or Epson emulation mode.
ESCChar Protocol
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Parall. Serial
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Epson ES/P2
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Press Protocol (3) key.
Online
Setup
Online
Press Parall. (2) if you want to select a emulation for the parallel interface or Serial (3) if you want to select a emulation for the serial
interface of the printer (in our example: Parall.).
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: DEC PPL2, Epson ESC/P2, IBM XL24,
IBM XL24+AGM,
Default Setting: Epson ESC/P2 (Parall.)
DEC PPL2 (Serial)
If the printer is switched to online mode after changing the emulation, it performs a reset.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
Bidirectional printing
(PrintDir)
PrintDir I/O
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
PrintDir=Bidir *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Selects if the printer prints in both directions (bidirectional) or only in
one direction (unidirectional from left to right).
Press PrintDir (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: Bidir/Unidir
Default Setting: Bidir
Setup
Normal internal characters will be printed always bidirectional,
whereas graphic, semigraphic, large characters (LCP) and barcodes are printed depending on the setting of PrintDir.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Settings for interfaces (I/O)
PrintDir I/O
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Press I/O (3) key.
Online
Setup
Serial interface (Serial)
Serial Interf.
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
Baud= 9600
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
STOP
To ensure the proper functioning of serial data transfers, the serial settings of the printer and computer
(host) must coincide.
Press Serial (2) key.
Online
Setup
Data transmssion rate (Baud)
Baud Format
Back
Next
In this parameter group, you can choose various settings for the
printer interfaces. See also Interfaces (page 121).
Selects the data transmission rate (baud rate) (baud = bit per second).
Press Baud (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
Default Setting: 9600
Printer and computer must have the same baud rate.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Data format (Format)
Baud Format
Back
Next
1
2
8bit No
Set <
1
2
3
4
1Stop*
> Exit
3
4
This parameter serves to define the number of data bits, the parity
check for received data bytes and the number of stop bits per data
byte.
Press Format (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: see table below
Default Setting: 8 Bit No 1 Stop
Setup
1 number of data bits
2 parity test
3 number of stop bits
8 Bit
No
1 Stop
8 Bit
No
2 Stop
8 Bit
Even
1 Stop
8 Bit
Odd
1 Stop
8 Bit
Mark
1 Stop
8 Bit
Spc
1 Stop
7 Bit
No
2 Stop
7 Bit
Even
1 Stop
7 Bit
Odd
1 Stop
7 Bit
Even
2 Stop
7 Bit
Odd
2 Stop
7 Bit
Mark
1 Stop
7 Bit
Spc
1 Stop
7 Bit
Mark
2 Stop
7 Bit
Spc
2 Stop
1 Sets the number of data bits: You can select 7 or 8.
2 The parity test for received data bytes can be selected. NO causes transmission in both directions without parity bit. If EVEN or
ODD is selected, the bytes are checked if they have even or odd
parity. The selection of MARK or SPACE causes a data byte
transmission with parity bit, but without checking the received data. Transmission data with parity bit is always marked with 1
(MARK) or 0 (SPACE).
3 Selects one or two stop bits per data byte.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
Buffer control (BuffCtrl)
Special BuffCtrl
Back
Next
1
2
3
XON/XOFF
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
This parameter serves to select the type of protocol, i.e. a certain set
of rules and procedures for ensuring error-free data exchanges between computer and printer. Details of the available protocols can
be found in the section Protocols (page 126).
Press BuffCtrl (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: XON/XOFF, Robust XON/XOFF,
Default Setting: XON/XOFF
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Signal Processing (DTR)
Press DTR (2) key.
DTR
Back
1
Next
2
DTR=DTR
Set <
1
2
Defines the conductor to which the DTR signal is connected
(DTR = Data Terminal Ready).
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: DTR/READY
Default Setting: DTR
DTR=DTR: DTR signal is assigned to DTR line.
DTR=READY: READY signal is assigned to DTR line.
DTR = Pin 20 on 25-pin female V.24 connector.
DTR = Pin 4 on 9-pin female V.24 connector.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
Selecting interface (Interf.)
Serial
Back
1
2
Interf.
Next
3
4
Interf.=
Auto*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Selects the interface. Printer is configured either for parallel or serial
connection or in automatic change for both (Auto).
Press Interf. (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: Auto, Parallel, Serial
Default Setting: Auto
Interf.=Auto: Printer switches automatically between parallel and
serial interface.
Interf.=Parallel: Printer using parallel interface.
Interf.=Serial: Printer using serial interface.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Interface buffer (Buffer)
Buffer Timeout
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Buffer=128 KB *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Selects the size of the interface buffer.
Press Buffer (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: 0, 16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128 KB
Default Setting: 128 KB
If buffer = 0 KB and the serial interface is selected, or if
the setting Auto is active, the actual buffer size will be
512 bytes.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to leave the parameter group Interf.. Press the Next key (4)
again to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
Selecting interface timeout
(Timeout)
Buffer Timeout
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Timeout=2 sec *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
The Timout option allows you to define the duration after which the
interface switches back to the Stand-by state, when the printer stops
receiving data.
Press Timeout (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: 2 sec … 30 sec
Default Setting: 2 sec
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Automatic carriage return
(Auto-CR)
Auto-CR Auto-LF
Back
Next
1
2
3
Auto-CR=On
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Switches the automatic carriage return on or off after receiving the
signal LF (line feed).
Press Auto-CR (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: Off/On
Default Setting: On
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Automatic line feed
(Auto-LF)
Auto-CR Auto-LF
Back
Next
1
2
3
Auto-LF=On
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Switches the automatic line feed (LF) on or off after receiving the
signal CR (carriage return).
Press Auto-LF (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: Off/On
Default Setting: Off
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Menu lock (MenLock)
MenLock Language
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
MenLock=Menu
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
With MenLock = Off, all functions and settings are accessible without restriction in Online, Offline and Setup mode.
If MenLock = Menu is activated, all functions and settings are still
accessible in Online and Offline mode, however, in Setup mode you
can only access the parameter groups Adjust (setting the print head
gap [Head], top of form [TOF] and tear position [Tear]), Paprpath
(setting the paper path), Font (setting the font) and the character
spacing (CPI), while access to Menu mode (Menu key) is disabled.
If you select MenLock = All, you can access the Online/Offline,
Load/Park, Paper and Paper Feed (LineFeed/Form Feed, / )
functions in Online and Offline mode while Setup mode is disabled.
In this case, the Setup menu can only be called up by holding the
key Setup while switching on the printer.
Press MenLock (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: Off, Menu, All
Default Setting: Off
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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The Menu
Language (Language)
MenLock Language
Back
Next
1
2
English
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
The menu can be shown in five languages on the LC display.
Press Language (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: English, German, French, Italian,
Spanish
Default Setting: English
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Paper parameters (Paper)
Selects the paper parameters Formlen (form length), FormAdj (first
printing position) and Head (print head gap, only if AGA=Off) separately for each paper source in the current menu.
Only installed options can be selected.
Paper AutoTear
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Single Front1
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Press Paper (2) key.
Online
Setup
Online
You can now choose between the following paper options:
` Single
` Front1 (tractor 1)
Setup
` Front2 (tractor 2 front, option)
Select the desired paperway, in our example Single (2). Press Next
(4) key, to proceed to the installed optional paperways.
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User guide
The Menu
Form length (Formlen)
Formlen FormAdj
Back
Next
1
2
Lines
Back
1
2
3
Standard
Next
3
6 LPI =72
Set <
>
1
2
4
3
4
*
Exit
4
You can define the form length in one of two ways: via the number
of lines or via standard formats (e.g. Letter, Legal).
Press Formlen (2) key.
Online
Setup
Online
If you wish to define the form length via a line format, press Line (2)
key.
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: 6 to 132
Default Setting: 66
Sets the form length via line formats. Please note that the adjustment in Lines depends on the selected LPI. For example 8 LPI at a
selected line number of 96 lines results in a formlength of 12 inches
(96 lines/[8lines/inch]) = 12 inches). The selectable range is between 3 and 21 inches, i.e. for 2 LPI from 6 to 42 lines and for 12 LPI
from 24 to 262 lines.
If the form length is set it will not be changed by changing the LPI
later on.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
Lines
Back
1
2
Fanfold
Set <
1
2
The Menu
Standard
Next
3
4
12" *
> Exit
3
4
Online
If you wish to define the form length via standard formats, press
Standard (3) key.
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: DIN A3, DIN A4, DIN A5,
DIN B5, DIN B6, DIN C6,
Executive 10.5", Letter 11", Fanfold 12",
Legal 14", No Format
Default Setting: Letter 11"
Selects the form length by standard formats. Using Standard, different paper formats can be selected directly, e.g. DIN A4, Legal, Letter.
The LC display indicates No format if a value is selected by the Line
function or ESC sequences, which does not correspond to a standard format.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
First printing position (FormAdj)
Sets the first print position of a form in n/72 inch, separately adjustable for each paper path.
The settings made here reduce the height of the printable area.
Formlen FormAdj
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
FormAdj= 12/72"*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Press FormAdj (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: 0/72" bis 220/72"
Default Setting: 12/72"
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
An alternative notation for FormAdj is TOF (Top Of Form).
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User guide
The Menu
Print head gap manually (Head)
This parameter is ignored if the automatic gap adjustment (AGA) is
activated; see Automatic gap adjustment (AGA) (page 92).
Adjusts the print head gap manually; separately adjustable for each
paper path.
Press Head (2) key.
Head
Back
1
2
Next
3
Head= 18
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: 0 to 100
Default Setting: 18
Select the Head = 18 parameter for normal paper. Use a greater distance for thicker paper.
Recommended values for the print head gap:
1 layer
2 layers
3 layers
4 layers
5 layers
6 layers
18
26
34
42
50
58
If you change this value, this may affect the print quality.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
View and tear position
(TearView)
The auto tear or the auto view function can be selected as desired.
When auto view is switched on, the last printed text is visible.
When auto tear is switched on, the perforation of the paper is positioned at the tear off edge of the printer, when no data are processed.
Paper
Back
1
2
TearView
Next
3
4
ViewTear=1s
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Press TearView (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: View=1s/3s/6s
Tear=1s/3s/6s
Tear at TOF
No Tear/Reverse
Manual
Default Setting: Tear=1s
If the parameter View is set to 1s, 3s or 6s, the paper moves to the
“normal” print position as soon as data is received. After printing the
printer waits for the given interval to bring the paper once more to
the auto view position.
If the parameter Tear is set to 1s, 3s or 6s, the perforation of the paper is positioned at the tear off edge of the printer. If data is received,
the paper returns to the normal print position. After printing, the printer waits for the given interval to bring the paper once more to the tear
off position. If the tear off edge is not aligned with the perforation of
the paper, this can be corrected (see Setting the tear position
(page 35).
If the parameter No Tear/Reverse is set, TearView mode is disabled
and no backward movements are performed.
If the parameter Manual is set, the paper can still be brought into a
View or Tear position via a specific sequence (see page 140) or by
pressing the Tear key.
If the parameter Tear at TOF is set, the paper perforation is automatically positioned at the tear off edge as long as the current print
position TOF is activated. Feeding takes place after approx. 1.5 seconds (hold time). If any data is received during this period of time the
paper is not positioned at the tear off edge. With this function it must
be noted that the printer may only be switched off when the print position is at TOF.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
Line length (Width)
Press Width (2) key.
Width
Back
1
2
Next
3
4
Width=13.6Inch *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
Selects the line length in inches. With the setting of 8 Inch, the printer operates like a printer with a width of only 8 inches.
3
4
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setting Options: 8 Inch, 13.2 Inch, 13.6 Inch
Default Setting: 13.6 Inch
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
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User guide
The Menu
Barcode (Barcode)
Barcode Barmode
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Barcode=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
With this function selected it is posible to print different barcodes and
LCP (Large Character Printing).
Press Barcode (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: On/Off
Default Setting: Off
The definition and activation is performed by special sequences
through the interface. Since this selection is possible for all emulations it must be noted that conflicts in sequence conformity with the
selected emulation may occur. (The possible barcodes, LCP characters and the operation of these functions are described in the
Programmer’s Manual).
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
Normal characters and barcode (Barmode)
Barcode Barmode
Back
Next
1
2
Secured
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Allows printing of normal characters on the left and right of the barcode.
Press Barmode (3) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: Secured/Unsecured
Default Setting: Unsecured
In secured mode, the space which the barcode characters require
is “protected”. In each line, other barcode or normal characters can
also be printed. These additional characters are printed in the line
currently being printed and and in the subsequent lines, without affecting the barcode which is already being printed. Consequently,
normal characters can be printed in every line to the right or left of
the barcode.
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User guide
The Menu
In unsecured mode, the required paper transport for printing barcodes is carried out automatically, it is not possible to print more
than one line of normal characters in the barcode line. All characters
in the mixed line are printed such that their bottom edges are in a
straight line. This function may be switched on and off by sequences.
This function can be activated/deactivated by sequences.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1). Press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Form feed mode (FFmode)
FFmode
Back
1
2
PapOpt
Next
3
FFmode=Off
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Specifies whether a form feed is to be performed when the paper
reaches the top print line.
Press FFmode (2) key.
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: On/Off
Default Setting: Off
FFmode = On: If the paper is positioned in the first printing line
(TOF), form feeds will be ignored.
FFmode = Off: Form feed will be performed in all cases.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Setting and activating options (PapOpt)
FFmode
Back
1
2
PapOpt
Next
3
4
Press PapOpt (3) key.
Online
Setup
Activation of tractors (AutoTra)
2
Next
3
4
AutoTra=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
This parameter only appears if the optional tractor is installed. It regulates the activation of tractors when there is no more paper left in
one of them.
Press AutoTra (2) key.
AutoTra
Back
1
For setting the tractor; see Paperway (page 5).
3
4
Online
Setup
Use the < (2) or > (3) key to select the desired setting.
Online
Setup
Setting Options: Off/T1=T2
Default Setting: Off
If an optional tractor is installed and the Off parameter is activated,
only the selected tractor is supported (either via the menu or an ESC
sequence). If the selected tractor is out of paper, printing stops.
If an optional tractor is installed and you select T1=T2, the printer will
load paper from the other tractor if the selected one is empty.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set key (1).
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The Menu
Automatic paper motion
sensor (PMS)
You can use this function to activate or deactivate the paper motion
detection feature. When it is active, printing and paper movements
stop in case of a paper jam and an error message is output in the
display. Set the printer to test mode by pressing the Online key
while you switch on the printer.
Press the PMS key (2).
PMS=On
Set <
1
2
>
*
Exit
3
4
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: On
PMS=On: The form movements of the active paper path are monitored. In case of a paper jam, printing and paper movements stop
and an error message (PAPER JAM) is displayed.
PMS=Off: A paper jam will not produce an error message.
The Paper Motion Sensor (PMS) detects any paper jam or unintended paper end condition and provides efficient protection
against any paper transport problems together with the paper
end sensor. This prevents the printer from printing on jammed
paper or printing without paper. Disabling the PMS can affect
the operational reliability of your printer and should therefore
be avoided.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Automatic gap adjustment
(AGA)
This function allows you to switch the Automatic Gap Adjustment
(AGA) off or on.
Press the AGA key (3).
AGA=On
Set <
>
*
Exit
2
3
4
1
Online
Setup
Setting options: Off/On
Default setting: On
AGA=On: printer checks paper thickness and changes gap adjustment if necessary (default). Measurments take place
– after power-on
– in single sheet mode: for each sheet
– in tractor mode: whenever changing the paper path, when
loading paper
AGA = Off: selects manual gap adjustment; the value can be set for
each paper source and each of the 4 macros available.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. The printer automatically leaves test mode and assumes online mode.
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The Menu
Paper handling (Paphand)
The Paphand group of menus improves the possibilities for the troublefree printing of paper with properties likely to cause problems
(perforations etc.) or paper of poor finish.
Put the printer into Menu mode by pressing the Setup key. Press the
Menu key. The display shows Print/Macro. Press Next or Back key
until the parameter group Paphand/CX-bid appears in the display.
Paphand CX-bid
Back
Next
1
3
2
4
Press the Paphand key (2).
Online
Setup
Select the Head up menu (2).
Increasing the print head gap
(Head up)
Head up=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
3
2
4
With this function you can increase the print head gap before and after the perforation of the form.
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
Online
If the parameter is set to On, the print head gap increases during
form feed and line feed four lines before and after the perforation on
the form (= protected zone). The print head gap is always increased
during form feeding past the perforation even when feeding takes
place outside the protected zone.
Setup
2
Printing is possible in the protected area.
1
6
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
2
5
3
4
7
8
1 Top edge of form
2 Paper transport strip
3 Bottom edge of form
4 Form separation perforation
5 Protected zone
6 Transport holes
7 Left-hand area
8 Right-hand area
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User guide
The Menu
Paper width (Pagewid)
Head up Pagewid
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
This parameter determines the actual paper width.
Press the Pagewid key (3).
Online
Setup
Setting options: From 20 to 136 in 1/10 inch steps
Default setting: 136/10 Zoll (136 characters at 10 characters/inch)
If Head up = On, the print head moves to the calculated center of
the paper during the time the paper is moving in the protected zone.
If Rightzo = On (see below), the print head moves out of the perforation zone on the right as long as the paper is being transported.
Set the printing width rather than the actual paper width.
Confirm your settings with the Set key (1) and press the Next key
(4) to access the next group of parameters.
Left-hand area (Leftzon)
If the parameter is On, the print head moves out of the perforation
zone (area t) on the left as long as the paper is being transported.
The Pagewid setting has no influence (see above).
Press the Leftzon key (2).
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
Confirm your settings with the Set key (1).
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User guide
The Menu
Right-hand area (Rightzo)
Leftzon Rightzo
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Rightzo=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
If the parameter is On, the print head travels from the right-hand perforation area (u) towards the center of the paper while the paper is
moving. The Pagewid option must be correctly set in this case, see
Paper width (Pagewid) (page 69).
Press the Rightzo key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
Setup
If this parameter is On, the print head carriage travels to the
center of the form while the paper is loaded.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
Bidirectional parallel
interface (CX-bid)
Paphand CX-bid
Back
Next
1
2
3
CX-bid=On
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
This parameter sets the parallel interface either to bidirectional or to
compatibility mode.
Select the CX-bid menu (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: On
CX-bid = On sets the parallel interface of the printer to bidirectional
mode (IEEE 1284, Nibble mode), e.g. for Windows Plug & Play.
CX-bid = Off sets the interface to compatibility mode in order to ensure reliable operation with special external boxes or print server.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
Line wrap (Wrap)
Wrap
Back
1
2
Wrap=On
Set <
1
2
Sound
Next
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Select the Wrap menu (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: On
Wrap = On: If more characters than can be printed are transmitted
per line, the characters which cannot be printed on this line are printed at the beginning of next line.
Wrap = Off: If more characters than can be printed are transmitted
per line, the characters which cannot be printed on this line are cut
off.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
Beep at paper end (Sound)
Wrap
Back
1
2
Sound
Next
3
Sound=On
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Generates a beep when paper is empty.
Select the Sound menu (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: On
When Sound = On, a beep is generated every second to notify that
paper is empty.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
Setting for printing copy
paper (HvyForm)
HvyForm
Next
Back
1
2
3
4
HvyForm=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
If you set HvyForm = On, the printer prints the same line twice at
double strike. This setting ensures that copy paper produces optimum results.
Select the HvyForm menu (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
Setup
With the Copy Draft, NLQ and LQ print qualities, the line is
printed twice, however, at single strike.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
Setting the page margins
(Margin)
Margin
Back
1
2
DECMode
Next
3
4
Press the Margin key (2).
Online
Setup
Setting the top margin (Topmrg)
Topmrg Botmrg
Back
Next
1
2
Topmrg=
Set <
1
2
3
4
1
>
*
Exit
3
4
This parameter group allows you to define the area for printing. You
can set the top, bottom and left margin.
This option lets you set the top margin with the number of the line
(numbered from the top paper edge) where the printing actually
starts.
Press the Topmrg key (2).
Online
Setup
Setting options: Line 1 to Formlength
Default setting: Line 1
Online
Setup
The setting of this Option depends on the setting of both the
vertical pitch and the form length options. For details refer to
Setting line spacing (LPI) (page 48) and Form length (Forml)
(page 92).
STOP
Do not set Topmrg eqal or higher than Botmrg.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
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User guide
The Menu
Setting the bottom margin
(Botmrg)
Topmrg Botmrg
Back
Next
1
2
3
Botmrg= 70
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
The bottom margin option gives you the possibility to set the bottom
margin with the number of the line (numbered from the top paper
edge) where the printing actually stops for a given page.
Press the Botmrg key (2).
Online
Setup
Setting options: Line 1 to Formlength
Default setting: Formlength
Online
Setup
The setting of this Option depends on the setting of both the
vertical pitch and the form length options. For details refer to
Setting line spacing (LPI) (page 48) and Form length (Forml)
(page 92). The Values range from the value for top margin (see
Setting the top margin (Topmrg) on page 73) to the value for form
length.
STOP
Do not set Topmrg eqal or higher than Botmrg.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter with the Next key (4).
Setting the left margin (Leftmrg)
Press the Leftmrg key (2).
Leftmrg
Back
1
2
Next
3
4
Leftmrg= 0/10"*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
The left margin option is defined by the number of the columns
(numbered from the left paper edge) where the printing actually
starts.
3
4
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: 0 to 30/10"
Default setting: 0/10"
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
Setting the DEC Mode
(DECMode)
Margin
Back
1
2
DECMode
Next
3
4
Press the DECMode key (3).
Online
Setup
Horizontal spacing of characters
(CPI)
CPI CharSet
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
CPI= 10 CPI
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
The DEC mode option sets the DEC protocol specific features.
Sets the horizontal spacing of the printed characters used with the
DEC protocol.
Press the CPI key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setting options: 5, 6, 6.65, 8.25, 8.6, 9, 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.5, 17.1,
18, 20 cpi and Proportional Spacing
Default setting: 10
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
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User guide
The Menu
Character set (CharSet)
CPI CharSet
Back
Next
1
2
3
US ASCII
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
Selects the G0 character set that will be used with the DEC protocol.
Press the CharSet key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: see table below
Default setting: US ASCII
Character Set
Definition
US ASCII
British
French
German
Norw./Danish
DEC Finnish
DEC French-Can.
DEC Norw.-Dan.
DEC Swedish
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
DEC Supplement.
DEC Spec.-Graphi.
DEC Technical
DEC 7bit Hebrew
DEC Turkish
DEC Hebrew Sup.
DEC Greek Sup.
DEC Turk. Sup
ISO Italian
ISO Spanish
JIS Katakana
JIS Roman
Legal
US ASCII
British
French
German
Norwegian/Danish
DEC Finnish
DEC French-Canadian
DEC Norwegian/Danish
DEC Swedish
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
DEC Supplemental
DEC Special Graphics
DEC Technical
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
DEC 7Bit Turkish
DEC Hebrew Supplemental
DEC Greek Supplemental
DEC Turkish Supplemental
ISO Italian
ISO Spanish
JIS Katakana
JIS Roman
Legal
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
User preference character set
(UserChr)
Press the UserChr key (2).
UserChr
Back
1
2
Next
3
4
DEC Supplement *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
This option sets the user character set for the DEC protocol.
3
4
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: see table below
Default setting: DEC supplement
DEC Finnish
ISO Latin-Hebr. Su
Code Page 853
French
ISO Latin-Cyr. Sup
Code Page 855
DEC French-Can.
ISO Latin-5 Su
Code Page 857
German
ISO Latin-9 Su
Code Page 858
ISO Italian
E-USA
Code Page 860
JIS Roman
E-France
Code Page 861
DEC Norw./Dan.
E-Germany
Code Page 862
ISO Spanish
E-United Kingd
Code Page 863
DEC Swedish
E-Denmark 1
Code Page 864
Norw./Danish
E-Sweden
Code Page 865
DEC Dutch
E-Italy
Code Page 866
DEC Swiss
E-Spain 1 XXX
Code Page 869
DEC Portuguese
E-Japan
Abicomp
Legal
E-Norway
Brazilian ASCII
DEC Supplement
E-Denmark 2
Mazowian
DEC Spec.Graph.
E-Spain 2
Code MJK
DEC Technical
E-L. America
Bulgarian
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
E-Turkey
ISO 8859-7
DEC Hebrew Sup.
E-Korea
ISO 8859-15
DEC Greek Sup.
E-Legal
ISO Latin 1T
DEC 7Bit Turk.
E-Old Hebrew
New Hebrew
DEC Turk. Sup.
Code Page 437
D-Hebrew
JIS Katakana
CP 437 Greek
Code Page 210
ISO Latin-1 Su
Code Page 850
Code Page 220
ISO Latin-2 Su
Code Page 851
ISO Latin-Greek Su
Code Page 852
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Printer ID (Prn.ID)
This option defines the DEC printer ID used by the printer when responding to DA commands (DA = device attributes, see Programmer’s Manual, Reports. from your host computer or application
software (serial transmission only).
Prn.ID CAN Fkt.
Back
Next
1
2
PPL2
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Press the Prn.ID key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: PPL2, LA120 ID, LA210 ID
Default setting: PPL2
PPL2: Allows the printer to respond as a DEC Conformance Level 2
device.
LA120 ID: The printer responds as a LA120 printer.
LA210 ID: The printer responds as a LA210 printer.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
Deleting sequence or buffer
(CAN Fkt.)
Prn.ID CAN Fkt.
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Abort Sequ.
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option defines the behaviour of the cancel function.
Press the CAN Fkt. key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: Abort Sequ./Kill Buffer
Default setting: Abort Sequ.
If Abort Sequence is set, the printer immediately deletes the currently processed sequence (without execution). If Kill buffer is selected, the printer immediately deletes the complete receiving
buffer, even if a prior X-OFF was sent to printer.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Disconnection on end of
transmission (Discnct)
Discnct Report
Back
Next
1
2
Disable
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Press the Discnt key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Initial Report (Report)
Discnct Report
Back
Next
1
2
Disable
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
This option determines whether the communication disconnect occurs at the end of the transmission.
Setting options: Enable/Disable
Default setting: Disable
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
This option determines whether the printer sends an initial report to
the host or not.
Press the Report key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: Enable/Disable
Default setting: Disable
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
Automatic answerback
(Answbck)
Answbck Answ_ENQ
Back
Next
1
2
Disable
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
This option determines whether the printer sends an answerback
message to the printer during initialization or not.
Press the Answbck key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Answerback on ENQ
(Answ_ENQ)
Answbck Answ_ENQ
Back
Next
1
2
Disable
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
Setting options: Enable/Disable
Default setting: Disable
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
This option determines whether the answerback message is sent to
the host when the printer receives an ENQ code.
Press the Answ_ENQ key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: Enable/Disable
Default setting: Disable
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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User guide
The Menu
Setting the IBM mode
(IBMMode)
IBMMode EPSMode
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Press the IBMMode key (2).
Online
Setup
Horizontal spacing of characters
(CPI)
CPI IBM-Cset
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
CPI= 10 CPI
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
The IBM mode option sets the IBM specific features.
Sets the horizontal spacing of the printed characters used with the
IBM protocol.
Press the CPI key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setting options: 5, 6, 7.5, 8.6, 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi
and Proportional Spacing
Default setting: 10
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
IBM character set (IBM-Cset)
CPI IBM-Cset
Back
Next
1
2
3
Standard
Set <
>
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
This option identifies which kind of character set is to use: for English (IBM standard characters) or non English languages (IBM extended characters).
Press the IBM-Cset key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: Standard/Extended
Default setting: Standard
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Code page (CodPage)
CodPage DblHigh
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Code Page 437 *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option determines which code page the printer uses in IBM
mode.
Press the CodPage key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: see table below
Default setting: Code Page 437
E-Denmark 2
E-Spain 2
E-L. America
E-Turkey
E-Korea
E-Legal
E-Old Hebrew
Code Page 437
CP 437 Greek
Code Page 850
Code Page 851
Code Page 852
Code Page 853
Code Page 855
Code Page 857
Code Page 858
Code Page 860
Code Page 861
Code Page 862
Code Page 863
Code Page 864
Code Page 865
Code Page 866
Code Page 869
Abicomp
Brazilian ASCII
Mazowian
US ASCII
British
DEC Finnish
French
DEC French-Can.
German
ISO Italian
JIS Roman
DEC Norw./Dan.
ISO Spanish
DEC Swedish
Norw./Danish
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
Legal
DEC Supplement
DEC Spec.Graph.
DEC Technical
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
DEC Hebrew Sup.
DEC Greek Sup.
DEC 7Bit Turk.
DEC Turk. Sup.
JIS Katakana
ISO Latin-1 Su
ISO Latin-2 Su
ISO Latin-Greek
ISO Latin-Hebr. Su
ISO Latin-Cyr. Sup
ISO Latin-5 Su
ISO Latin-9 Su
E-USA
E-France
E-Germany
E-United Kingd
E-Denmark 1
E-Sweden
E-Italy
E-Spain 1
E-Japan
E-Norway
Code MJK
Bulgarian
ISO 8859-7
ISO 8859-15
ISO Latin 1T
New Hebrew
D-Hebrew
Code Page 210
Code Page 220
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
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The Menu
IBM Double Height (DblHigh)
CodPage DblHigh
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
DblHigh=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option determines whether the IBM double height mode should
be used (On) or not (Off).
Press the DblHigh key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
If the parameter On is selected, all data will be printed in double
height.
If the parameter Off is selected, all data will be printed in normal
height.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
Horizontal pitch on Compress
(IBMComp)
IBMComp Sl.Zero
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
IBMComp= 17.1 C*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option selects the character density when receiving the Compress command (SI or ESC SI).
Press the IBMComp key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: 17.1, 20 CPI
Default setting: 17.1 CPI
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
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The Menu
Slashed Zero (Sl.Zero)
IBMComp Sl.Zero
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Sl.Zero=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option selects whether the zero character is printed with or without a slash.
Press the Sl.Zero key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Setting the EPSON Mode
(EPSMode)
IBMMode EPSMode
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Press the EPSMode key (3).
Online
Setup
Horizontal spacing of characters
(CPI)
CPI EPS-Cset
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
CPI= 10 CPI
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
The EPSON mode option sets the EPSON protocol specific features.
Sets the horizontal spacing of the printed characters used with the
EPSON protocol.
Press the CPI key (2).
Online
Setup
Online
Setting options: 5, 6, 7.5, 8.6, 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi
and Proportional Spacing
Default setting: 10
Setup
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
EPSON character set
(EPS-Cset)
CPI EPS-Cset
Back
Next
1
2
Graphic
Set <
1
2
3
4
>
*
Exit
3
4
This option defines the style which is applied to the character set.
Press the EPS-Cset key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: Graphic, Italic, DLL
Default setting: Graphic
Graphic: The character sets are not altered.
Italic: The Italic style is applied to the character set.
DLL: A DLL (download) character set, as defined before, can be activated in the code range from hex. A0 to hex. FE.
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Code Page (CodPage)
CodPage Sl.Zero
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Code Page 437 *
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option determines which code page the printer uses in EPSON
mode.
Press the CodPage key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: see table below
Default setting: Code Page 437
CPI 210
US ASCII
British
DEC Finnish
French
DEC French-Can.
German
ISO Italian
JIS Roman
DEC Norw./Dan.
ISO Spanish
DEC Swedish
Norw./Danish
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
Legal
DEC Supplement
DEC Spec.Graph.
DEC Technical
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
DEC Hebrew Sup.
DEC Greek Sup.
DEC 7Bit Turk.
DEC Turk. Sup.
JIS Katakana
ISO Latin-1 Su
ISO Latin-2 Su
ISO Latin-Greek
ISO Latin-Hebr. Su
ISO Latin-Cyr. Sup
ISO Latin-5 Su
ISO Latin-9 Su
E-USA
E-France
E-Germany
E-United Kingd
E-Denmark 1
E-Sweden
E-Italy
E-Spain 1
E-Japan
E-Norway
E-Denmark 2
E-Spain 2
E-L. America
E-Turkey
E-Korea
E-Legal
E-Old Hebrew
Code Page 437
CP 437 Greek
Code Page 850
Code Page 851
Code Page 852
Code Page 853
Code Page 855
Code Page 857
Code Page 858
Code Page 860
Code Page 861
Code Page 862
Code Page 863
Code Page 864
Code Page 865
Code Page 866
Code Page 869
Abicomp
Brazilian ASCII
Mazowian
Code MJK
Bulgarian
ISO 8859-7
ISO 8859-15
ISO Latin 1T
New Hebrew
D-Hebrew
Code Page 210
Code Page 220
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key.
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The Menu
Slashed Zero (Sl.Zero)
CodPage Sl.Zero
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
Sl.Zero=Off
*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
This option selects whether the zero character is printed with or without a slash.
Press the Sl.Zero key (3).
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: Off
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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The Menu
Menu settings (example)
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User guide
9
Advanced menu
Advanced menu
The advanced menu consists of test functions and advanced
settings.
Test functions
Various tests to check proper operation of the printer are available
at any time. With these tests it is possible to check the print quality,
proper operation of the print head and the mechanics, as well as efficient data transmission from the computer to the printer.
The extended menu contains three test functions (ASCII 80,
ASCII 136, H-Dump).
ASCII80 ASCII136
Back
Next
H-Dump
Back
Interface test (H-Dump)
Next
Testmode
Initializing ...
1
2
3
ASCII test with 80 or 136 characters per line.
4
Online
Setup
Enter advanced menu mode by pressing the key Online while
switching on the printer and keep the key pressed until Testmode
appears on the display.
The display shows Test mode for approx. 1 second and then automatically changes to display ASCII 80 ASCII 136.
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Advanced menu
Printer self-test
(Rolling ASCII)
Testmode
Initializing ...
1
2
3
4
ASCII80 ASCII136
Back
Next
1
2
3
4
To check operational readiness, your printer contains a self-test routine which allows testing of the printer configuration, the print quality
and correct operation of your printer.
Online
Before performing a self-test, your printer must be switched off. Ensure that paper is inserted. Keep the key Online pressed while
switching on the printer, until Testmode appears on the display.
Setup
Online
Setup
Press the soft key for the ASCII 80 format (corresponds to Legal
Portrait) or for ASCII 136 (Double or Legal Landscape). The display
will indicate Test mode Off.
Press the Online key, to start the test.
It is also possible to change to Setup mode when you are in Rolling
test mode if you want to change the configuration for the test printout.
To do this, press the key Setup. The printer then changes to Setup
mode and the first of the main levels is then displayed.
Program your printer in the usual way for the test printout to change
the parameters. See section Programming via the control panel
(page 39).
Some changes in menu mode may cause the printer to reinitialize;
in this case the Rolling ASCII test is aborted.
By pressing the key Setup you exit Setup mode and the printer
once again returns to Rolling ASCII test mode test mode.
Testmode Off is displayed. Press the key Online, the test printout
starts.
The self-test can be interrupted by pressing the key Online which
will stop printing and put the printer into Offline status.
Before you begin printing, you can adjust the paper for the printout
and .
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Advanced menu
Example of an ASCII test printout
If you selected a proportional font (PS font) , the printed length
of the lines varies.
This test can also be used to determine and set the optimal
print head gap (see the section Setting the print head gap
(page 37).
Exiting Rolling ASCII test mode
The self-Rolling ASCII test mode test mode can only be terminated
by switching off your printer. For this operation the printer must be
Offline.
If you want to stop the test printout before switching off the
printer, press the key Online.
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Advanced menu
Interface test
(H-Dump)
With the interface test (Hex-Dump/H-Dump) you can test data transmission from the computer to the printer. During this test, the data
from the computer is printed out in two columns. The text in the left
column is printed in hexadecimal format and in the right column in
ASCII format.
Printout in Hex-Dump
Put the printer into advanced menu mode by pressing the key Online while switching on the printer.
Press the key Online until Test mode is shown on the display.
The display shows Test mode for approx. 1 second and then automatically changes to display ASCII 80 ASCII 136.
ASCII80 ASCII136
Back
Next
1
2
3
H-Dump
Back
1
2
Offline
Park
1
2
4
Next
3
4
H-Dump
LF/FF
3
4
Press the key Next (4), the display shows the next menu level.
Online
Setup
Online
If you press the key H-Dump (2) you select the H-Dump mode and
Offline H-Dump is shown on the display.
Setup
Online
Setup
Put the printer into Online H-Dump mode by pressing the key Online. The printer is now ready to receive data from the computer and
to print it out in hexadecimal format. The printed data can now be analyzed and evaluated.
Example of a Hex-Dump printout
After the transmission you must switch the printer to Offline.
Any remaining data left in the interface buffer is then printed.
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Terminating Hex-Dump
Advanced menu
Hex-Dump mode can only be terminated by switching off the printer.
If you want to stop the Hex-Dump printout before switching off
the printer, press the key Online and then the key LF/FF (4)
once.
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Advanced menu
Advanced settings
In the advanced menu, there are two other settings available besides the test functions.
` The Single option can be used to deactivate the single sheet function (for printers without single sheet feeder).
` The function Pap.back allows printing on paper with a dark back.
Single
Back
Pap.back
Next
Activate/deactivate manual single sheet feeder
and setting for printing on paper with dark back
Enter Extended menu mode by pressing the key Online while
switching on the printer and keep the key pressed until Testmode
appears on the display.
Testmode
Initializing ...
1
2
3
4
Online
Setup
Deactivate single sheet
feeder (Single)
Single
Back
1
2
Pap.back
Next
3
Single=Off
Set
< >
1
2
3
4
*
Exit
4
The display shows Test mode for approx. 1 second and then automatically changes to display ASCII 80 ASCII 136.
Some printer models are designed for fanfold paper operation only
and therefore do not feature a single sheet feeder. To prevent erroneous selection of the single sheet paper source, all sequences referring to the single sheet feeder can be deactivated by setting the
Single menu option to Off.
Select the Single (2) menu.
Online
Setup
Online
Setup
Setting options: On/Off
Default setting: On
Single = On is the default setting for printer models with single sheet
function.
Single = Off must be selected for printer models without single
sheet function.
This setting is not reset by loading the default factory settings.
Confirm your settings by pressing the Set key (1).
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Advanced menu
Settings for paper with dark
back (Pap.back)
Single
Back
1
2
Pap.back
Next
3
4
Pap.back=normal*
Set <
> Exit
1
2
3
4
Select the Pap.back (3) menu.
Online
Setup
Online
Setting options: normal/dark
Default setting: normal
Pap.back = normal is the standard for normal paper.
Setup
Pap.back = dark can be set to process paper with a gray back.
Paper with a completely black back side cannot be used if the
ink is carbon-based. However, the printer can handle anilinebased black paper (undefined colors).
Confirm the setting by pressing the Set (1) key. Change to the next
parameter group with the Next key (4).
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Many of the faults and problems which may occur while using the
printer are minor problems which you can solve yourself. The following chapter should help you to distinguish between a simple operating error and a major malfunction.
This chapter provides information on the rectification of faults without the assistance of specially trained personnel. Follow the advice
and tips in this chapter if your printer is not working correctly.
Important notes on the care and maintenance of your printer can be
found at the end of this chapter.
STOP
Repairs should only be performed by authorised service personnel.
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General print problems
Problem
Corrective action
The display remains dark
The printer is switched on, but
nothing happens (nothing is displayed, no noise).
Switch off the printer and proceed as follows:
1 Check that the power plug is correctly connected to the socket
on the printer.
2 Check that the power plug is seated properly in the wall socket.
3 Switch on the printer again. If the printer is now connected correctly, the printer initializes and text is shown on the display.
If these steps do not eliminate the fault:
` Replace the power cord and repeat step 3.
` Check whether the fuse is faulty and if so exchange it:, see
Replacing the fuse (page 105).
` Check that power flows at the socket e.g. using a desk lamp, if
necessary use a different socket and repeat step 3.
` Contact your dealer if the printer cannot be powered up.
STOP
The display is lit, but the printer
does not print
Do not attempt to open the printer. You might suffer
an electric shock.
1 Check that the printer is Online. If the displays shows Offline,
then press the key Online. Try to print again.
2 Check the connection from the printer to the computer (interface cable):
` Check that the interface cable is properly connected to the
computer and to the printer.
` Check that it is the correct interface cable for your printer. Information on the interface is located in the section Connecting the
printer (page 8) and in chapter Interfaces (page 121).
` Check that the printer is properly adapted to the computer (configured). Refer to section The control panel (page 20). Check
the parameter set in the Setup menu under Settings for interfaces (I/O) (page 51)and if necessary correct it.
3 Check whether the printer is working properly. To do this, print
out a copy of the menu; siehe Printing out macro configurations
(Print) (page 45)
4 Check that the top cover is closed.
5 Check that paper is inserted and loaded. Refer to the section
Loading paper (page 28)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Corrective action
Problems with the paper feed
The paper is not fed in
1 Check that the display shows the correct paperway, if necessary select the correct paperway (single sheet or fanfold) with
the key Park. See Changing the paper path (page 26). If you
wish to use optional paper types, make sure they are correctly
installed.
2 Make sure that the paper guide is correctly adjusted at the side.
3 When using single sheets, push the paper fully into the paper
feed.
When having torn off the fanfold paper and after
switching over from fanfold paper to single sheets,
the fanfold paper moves to the park position.
4 Check that the fanfold paper is in the park position when you
insert a single sheet. This means the fanfold paper should not
be loaded (pulled in). To check this, raise the guide of the single
sheet feeder.
If necessary, drive the remaining paper manually to
the park position with the
key.
Paper jam (fanfold paper)
1 Open the top cover. If a paper jam should occur, then remove
the jammed paper by tearing it off at the tear off edge (the tear
off edge is located at the outfeed for the fanfold paper).
2 Press the
key to transport the paper backwards.
3 You may support the paper return feed by cautiously pulling the
paper in the correct direction.
Before you replace the fanfold paper, refer to the instructions in the
section Loading paper (page 28).
You should pay special attention to the following points:
` Insert the paper straight.
` After inserting the paper, close the tractors.
` Adjust the tractors, the paper should be positioned in the tractors straight but without tension.
` Adjust the print head gap to the paper thickness (if AGA=Off).
` Set the parameter Head-up to On, see section Increasing the
printhead gap (Head up) (page 93).
` Clean upper friction, see section Cleaning the upper friction
(page 107).
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Problem
Corrective action
Paper jam (single sheets)
Open the top cover and remove the paper manually or with the
functions LF (line feed)/FF (form feed) in Offline mode from the
printer.
Before you replace the single sheet, refer to the instructions in the
section Single sheets (page 30).
Pay attention to the following points:
` Set single sheet feed to the corresponding paper width.
` Insert the paper straight as far as possible.
` Adjust the print head gap to the paper thickness (card-like paper etc.) (if AGA=Off).
Paper does not move to tear off
position
Single sheet inserted
It is only possible to tear off when fanfold paper is used, refer to the
section Moving the paper to the tear position (page 33).
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Problems with the print quality
Problem
Corrective action
Print is too pale
1 The ribbon is used up or the ribbon cassette is not correctly fitted. Refer to the section Changing the ribbon cassette
(page 10).
2 The print head to platen gap is not correctly set, refer to the section Setting the print head gap (page 37).
3 For printers with the AGA = ON: Enter a correction value <0.
See the section Setting the print head gap (page 37).
Smudged print
1 The ribbon is damaged (e.g. frayed). Change the ribbon as described in the section Changing the ribbon cassette (page 10).
2 The print head gap is too small, increase the gap. See the section Setting the print head gap (page 37).
For printers with AGA = ON: Enter a correction value >0 (correction value 0 to +10). See the section Setting the print head
gap (page 37).
Prints undefined characters
1 Check that the interface plug is correctly connected to the computer and to the printer.
2 Check that the proper emulation and the correct character set
(country, CG table or character set) is selected in the Setup
menu.
3 Check the length of the interface cable, see section Interface
specifications (page 112).
4 Set CX-bid in the advanced menu to Off, see section
Bidirectional parallel interface (CX-bid) (page 94).
5 Check that the printer is properly adapted to the computer (configured). Refer to section The control panel (page 20). Check
the parameter set in the Setup menu under Settings for interfaces (I/O) (page 51)and if necessary correct it.
The first line is not completely
printed out at the top
Check the function FormAdj. Refer to the section First printing
position (FormAdj) (page 59).
Dots within characters are
missing
1 Check whether the ribbon is damaged, if necessary replace it.
See the section Changing the ribbon cassette (page 10).
2 Set the correct print head gap.
3 Check whether the platen is damaged.
4 Check whether the print head is damaged.
We recommend to use genuine ribbon cassettes only. In
case of points 3 or 4, please contact your dealer.
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Error messages via the display
Message
Eject Error
Possible cause
Corrective action
The printer cannot eject the paper
or cannot place the paper in the
park position.
Check the following:
` Whether the paper path is
blocked by a foreign object.
` Whether the paper is damaged.
` Whether the upper friction is
down and clicked into place.
` Whether the print head gap is
too small; see section Setting
the print head gap (page 37).
Load Error
The printer cannot feed in the
loaded paper.
Check the following:
` Whether the paper path is
blocked by a foreign object.
` Whether the paper is damaged.
` Whether the tractors are closed
and locked.
` Whether the paper is too tight or
loose.
` Whether the paper is within the
specified range.
Details see section Loading paper
(page 28)
Load paper from
...
The paper has run out during
operation.
1 Printer is switched on but no paper is loaded in the displayed
(active) paper compartment.
` Insert paper in the active sheet
feeder.
2 The paper is not fed past the
light barrier.
If the display shows Online or
Offline instead of Print, the
printer has loaded no paper and
there is no print job. It is no error
message in this case, actions are
not required.
` Place the paper more to the left.
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Message
Paper Jam
Troubleshooting
Possible cause
Corrective action
Paper jam.
` Eliminate the paper jam detected by the paper motion sensor.
For the procedure, see Paper
jam (fanfold paper) (page 98) or
Paper jam (single sheets)
(page 99).
` Paper is too narrow. Use paper
with a width of at least 6.3“
(16 cm) if the PMS function is
enabled. See Automatic paper
motion sensor (PMS) (page 66)
Cover open
Hardware Alarm
Top cover is open.
` Close the top cover.
Internal hardware error.
` Try switching off and on.
` Check if changes to options
have been previously carried
out.
` Note down the display message. Contact your dealer.
Parity Error
Transmission error from computer
to printer via the optional serial
interface.
` Compare the interface configuration of your printer with the
settings of your computer (protocol), see Interfaces
(page 121).
` Check the cable, if necessary
replace it.
` The cable exceeds the maximum allowed length, see
Interface specifications
(page 112).
Frame Error
Transmission error (serial interface).
` Compare the format setting of
your printer with the setting of
your computer.
` Check the permissible cable
length, see Interface specifications (page 112).
` See parity error.
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Message
Overrun Error
Troubleshooting
Possible cause
Corrective action
Received data which has not yet
been printed is overwritten with
new data.
` Check that the correct busy protocol (e.g. XON XOFF) is set in
the menu Serial interface, protocol, see Protocols
(page 126).
` Check the interface cable, see
section Connecting the printer
(page 8) and Interfaces
(page 121).
Head Hot
The printer prints at lower speed.
` No action required.
When this message comes up
even in a “cold” printer, please
contact your technical service.
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Additional display messages
These are not error messages, they give operating instructions and
information from the printer to the user.
Message
Possible cause
Corrective action
—
` To proceed press any key.
Loading Default
The factory-set parameters are
loaded and are written into all
menus.
` No action required.
Only available
in Epson Mode
Functions which have no meaning
in this emulation have been selected.
` For this function please switch
to the appropriate emulation in
the menu, see Selecting Protocol (emulation) (page 49).
Park position
You are informed when the fanfold
paper is in the park position.
` No action required.
Tear paper off
Note for the operator to tear off the
paper automatically positioned at
the tear off edge.
` Tear paper off.
Load paper from
...
Paper is not available in the selected paper path (… indicates the
active paper path). Data is in the
interface receiver buffer.
` Load paper, see section
Loading paper (page 28)
Press any key
If messages appear which are not described here, please contact your customer service representative with exact details of
the message.
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Care and maintenance
Care and maintenance
The printer is designed to operate with minimal maintenance. It is
advisable to clean the inside of the printer from time to time with a
vacuum cleaner.
STOP
Before cleaning, turn off the printer, wait 5 to 10 seconds and
disconnect the power cable.
STOP
Do not oil or grease the printer, especially the sliderails and
shafts.
Replacing the fuse
The printer is provided with a line fuse accessible from the exterior. Press the fuse cover
slightly inwards with a screwdriver and turn it
until the cover tab comes out through the recess in housing. Then remove the fuse.
Install the fuse in reverse order of steps.
STOP
Only use the same type of fuse for
replacement.
The fuse ratings are specified on the printer
type plate which is mounted above the power
connector on the rear:
T4,00AH250V
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Cleaning the housing
Care and maintenance
Clean the printer housing with mild detergent (use a dishwashing
agent, if necessary, or a plastic cleaning agent) and a soft lint-free
cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaners. Never use solvents.
Cleaning the interior
Remove paper and dust with a soft brush.
Check that any paper has been removed from
the tractors.
For optimal function of the print head the interior of the printer
has to be as dust free as possible. Clean the interior with a
vacuum cleaner if necessary.
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Care and maintenance
Cleaning the platen
Remove the ribbon. Clean the printer bar cautiously with an alcohol-based cleaning agent.
Remove dustcarefully from the platen.
STOP
Ribbon
Avoid touching parts and components in the printer interior.
Check whether the ribbon is worn or damaged. The ribbon must be
replaced if it is frayed, see Changing the ribbon cassette (page 10)
and Error messages via the display (page 101).
Cleaning the upper friction
Clean the rollers of the upper friction as necessary with a mild cleaning agent and a soft, lintfree cloth.
STOP
Carriage shafts
STOP
Avoid touching the pin rollers.
Carriage shafts must not be oiled or greased; otherwise
damage will occur on the printer.
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Specifications
Specifications
Printer specifications
Printer system
Serial impact matrix printer
print head with 24 needles, ∅ 0.25 mm bidirectional printing
Print speed and character
matrices
LA650
CPS
CPI
matrix
LA800
CPS
CPI
matrix
HSQ (High Speed Quality)
650
720
900
900
515
600
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
12 x 10
12 x 10
08 x 08*
12 x 08
12 x 12
12 x 10
800
880
1100
1100
630
735
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
12 x 10
12 x 10
08 x 08*
12 x 08
12 x 12
12 x 10
DPQ (Data Print Quality)
600
720
900
900
515
600
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
12 x 12
12 x 10
08 x 08*
12 x 08
12 x 12
12 x 10
700
840
1050
1050
630
735
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
12 x 12
12 x 10
08 x 08*
12 x 08
12 x 12
12 x 10
CPQ (Copy Print Quality)
300
360
450
450
260
300
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
24 x 12
24 x 10
16 x 08*
24 x 08
24 x 12
24 x 10
330
400
500
500
285
335
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
24 x 12
24 x 10
16 x 08*
24 x 08
24 x 12
24 x 10
NLQ (Near Letter Quality)
200
240
300
150
170
200
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
24 x 18
24 x 15
16 x 12*
24 x 18
24 x 18
24 x 15
245
295
370
185
210
245
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
24 x 18
24 x 15
16 x 12*
24 x 18
24 x 18
24 x 15
LQ (Letter Quality)
100
120
150
150
170
200
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
24 x 36
24 x 30
16 x 24*
24 x 18
24 x 18
24 x 15
120
145
185
185
210
245
10,0
12,0
15,0
15,0
17,1
20,0
24 x 36
24 x 30
16 x 24*
24 x 18
24 x 18
24 x 15
* Epson emulation only: superscript, subscript, microscript
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Specifications
Tab speed
LA650: 65 ips (inch per second)
LA800: 80 ips (inch per second)
Print width
136 characters at 10 cpi
163 characters at 12 cpi
204 characters at 15 cpi
232 characters at 17,1 cpi
272 characters at 20 cpi
Character pitch
depends on the selected emulation, see Setting the DEC Mode
(DECMode) (page 75), Setting the IBM mode (IBMMode) (page 81)
and Setting the EPSON Mode (EPSMode) (page 85).
Character size
Height
3.32 mm (incl. descenders)
Width
2.19 mm, max. 2.43 mm
Fonts
Standard
High Speed Draft, DPQ, Copy Draft; Courier, Roman, Sans Serif,
OCR A + B, Gothic, Prestige, Orator, Souvenir (all resident in NLQ
und LQ); DLL is standard
Barcodes (Standard)
18, see Barcode (page 120)
Emulations
Standard
DEC PPL2
IBM Proprinter XL24E, IBM Proprinter XL24E+AGM
EPSON ESC/P
Optional
on request
Resolution
60 to 360 dpi horizontal
90 to 360 dpi vertical
Print attributes
in all character pitches
Double width, italics, right justification, shadowed, auto centered,
double height, bold, proportionally spaced, underlined, overlined,
superscript, subscript, heavy form mode
Self-test
ASCII-Test
Hexdump
Fault display
Ribbon test
Print buffer
128 KB max.
Panel
LCD display, 2 x 16 digits
Online
Setup
4 softkeys
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Specifications
Noise
Sound pressure level
LA650: LPA = ≤53 dB(A) in HS mode (ISO 7779[1988])
LA800: LPA = ≤55 dB(A) in HS mode (ISO 7779[1988])
Sound power level
LA650: LWAd = 69 dB(A) in HS mode (ISO 7779[1988])
LA800: LWAd = 70 dB(A) in HS mode (ISO 7779[1988])
Continuous operation
LA650
LA800
Throughput (ECMA 132)
>40 000 pages/month (DPQ)
540 pages/hour
>50 000 pages/month (DPQ)
600 pages/hour
MTBF
10 000 h; 100% DC
10 000 h; 100% DC
Mains voltage
USA/Canada: 120 V ±10%, 60 Hz ±2%
Europe
Power consumption
Approvals
230 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz ±2%
LA650
at 100% throughput: 60 VA
when idling: 15 VA
LA800
at 100% throughput: 70 VA
when idling: 15 VA
cULus certification, CE certification, FCC Class B certification,
VDE-GS certification, GOST
Dimensions
Width
624 mm
Height
276 mm
Depth
430 mm
Weight
19 kg
Paper feed
Feed speed
10"/sec
Feed first line
(6 lpi) 35 ms
View position
10"/sec
Reverse motion
Up to max. form length (22 inch)
max. 0.5 inch for automatic single sheet feeder
print head gap
Standard
Automatic gap adjustment
Paper transport
Standard
Tractor with parking position
Manual single sheet feeder, front insertion (friction rollers)
Optional
Tractor 2 (front)
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Service life
Print head
500 mio. / DPQ, 12 x 12 matrix
Ribbon
20 mio. characters, DPQ
Environmental conditions
Operation
Temperature
+10° to +35°C
Rel. humidity
15 to 75%
Climate
IEC/EN 60721-3-3, class 3K2
Storage
Temperature
-5° to +45°C
Rel. humidity
5 to 95%
Climate
IEC/EN 60721-3-1, class 1K3
Transport
Temperature
-20° to +60°C
Rel. humidity
5 to 95%
Climate
IEC/EN 60721-3-2, class 2K2
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Specifications
Interface specifications
Parallel interface
bidirectional
Type of data transmission
8-bit parallel interface (Centronics compatible) IEEE-1284;
Nibble mode
Transmission rate
Max. 30 KHz
Signal status
Low:
0,0 V to +0,4 V
High:
+2,4 V to +5,0 V
Connection cable
Material: AWG 28 at least
Length: up to 2,0 m
Twisted-pair cable with double-shield,
acc. IEEE Std 1284 – 1294
Voltage supply of external devices
on pin 18
U = +5 V ±10%
Interface connections
Printer side: Amphenol 57-40360, 36-pin (or compatible)
I = 0,5 Amax
Cable side: Amphenol 57-30360, 25-pin (or compatible)
Serial interface
RS232C interface
Synchronization
Asynchronous
Transmission rate
600 bauds to 19 200 bauds
Signal status
OFF = Mark = log.1 = –3 V to –15 V
ON = Space = log. 0 = +3 V to +15 V
Connection cable
Length up to 15 m
Interface connections
ITT Cannon connector, series DB-25 S
Transmission protocol
XON/XOFF, ENQ/STX, READY/BUSY, Robust XON/XOFF,
ETX/ACK
Capacity of data buffer
1024 KB max.
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Paper specifications
Continuous paper tractor 1,
single part forms
Continuous paper
Multi-part forms, tractor 1
(to be tested individually)
Cut sheet insertion via front
feed/manual single part forms
Envelopes
Weight
60 to 120 g/m2
Width1
76 to 420 mm
Form length
76 to 559 mm
Copies
1+6
Weight of original
45 to 65 g/m2
Weight of copies
45 to 56 g/m2
Weight of bottom sheet
45 to 65 g/m2
Thickness (max.)
0.6 mm
Width1
76 to 420 mm
Form length
76 to 451 mm
Weight
80 to 120 g/m2
Width1
76 to 420 mm
Form length
76 to 305 mm
Width
76 to 420 mm
Length
76 to 305 mm
Thickness
0.32 mm
Set of forms
Sets of forms may be used only if the top edge
is bound. The binding edge should be as soft
as possible. A wavy binding edge may amper
the smooth feeding of these sets. Multi-part
forms must be loaded with the bound top edge
down. Multi-part forms should be tested for
suitability.
Paper quality
Light pulp paper of medium fine quality, paper
bearing the quality mark SM Post and photocopy paper are suitable for use. Unsuitable are:
satin-finisch or coated papers, imitation art
papers, and embossed papers. Since paper as
natural material reacts strongly to environmental influences (e.g. humidity, temperature), the
place of storage should be selected carefully.
We recommend that this kind of paper should
be tested extensively before larger quantities
are acquired.
Should papers with a dark reverse side be
used, these should also be tested for their
functionality. Please pay attention to the use of
infrared reflecting colors, when acquiring these
papers.
1
with PMS = Off, if PMS = On: 6.3" (160 mm)
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Available character sets and fonts
High Speed
Draft
Draft Copy
Roman
Sans Serif
Courier (incl. Courier IBM)
OCR-B
OCR-A
Prestige
Script
Orator
The following list includes all the character sets you can select from
the control panel or via ESC sequences and specifies the fonts in
which they are available.
The character sets are only available in the fonts marked with an X.
They can be selected via the menu or by means of ESC ( <n> printer control sequences, in the EPSON emulation, also by ESC R, in
the DEC emulation by the SCD command.
ID for ESC R/ESC (
B
Available character sets and fonts
ISO USA (ASCII)
42
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO UK (British)
41
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO France (French)
52
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO Germany (German)
4B
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO Italy (Italian)
59
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO Norway (Norw./Danish)
60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO Spain (Spanish)
5A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ISO Portugal
4C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson USA
00
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson France
01
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Germany
02
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson UK
03
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Denmark
04
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Sweden
05
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Italy
06
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Spain
07
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Japan
08
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Norway
09
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Draft
Draft Copy
Roman
Sans Serif
Courier (incl. Courier IBM)
OCR-B
OCR-A
Prestige
Script
Orator
Available character sets and fonts
ID for ESC R/ESC (
User guide
Epson Denmark II
0A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Spain II
0B
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Latin America
0C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Korea
0D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Legal
40
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Turkey
0F
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson Old Hebrew
10
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson/IBM New Hebrew
A5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Epson/IBM D-Hebrew
A4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP437 Latin US
80
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP850 Latin 1
82
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP851 Greek
88
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP852 Eastern Europe
87
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP853 Turkish
89
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP855 Cyrillic
8A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP857 Turkish
8D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP858 IBM with _
9E
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP860 Portuguese
84
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP861 Icelandic
94
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP862 Hebrew
8B
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP863 French Canada
85
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP864 Arabic
8C
X
X
X
X
X-
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP865 Nordic
86
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Draft
Draft Copy
Roman
Sans Serif
Courier (incl. Courier IBM)
OCR-B
OCR-A
Prestige
Script
Orator
Available character sets and fonts
ID for ESC R/ESC (
User guide
CP866 Russian
8E
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP866 Bulgaria
9D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP869 Greek
9F
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Mazowia (Polish)
92
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
8859-7 Greek
2D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
8859-15 Latin 9 (Euro)
2F
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Brazilian ASCII
6D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Abicomp (Br. Portuguese)
6E
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-1 Supplem.
63
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-2 Supplem.
B1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-Greek Supp.
B2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-Hebrew Sup. B3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-Cyrillic Sup.
B4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-5 Supplem.
B5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC ISO Latin-9 Supplem.
B6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Hebrew Supplemental
3F
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC 7-Bit-Hebrew
44
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Legal
50
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC JIS Katakana
49
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC 7-Bit-Turkish
53
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC 8-Bit-Turkish Suppl.
54
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC 8-Bit-Greek Supplem.-
57
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Dutch
34
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Draft
Draft Copy
Roman
Sans Serif
Courier (incl. Courier IBM)
OCR-B
OCR-A
Prestige
Script
Orator
Available character sets and fonts
ID for ESC R/ESC (
User guide
DEC Finnish
35
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC French-Canadian
39
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC JIS Roman
4A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Norwegian/Danish
36
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Swedish
37
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Swiss
3D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Supplemental
62
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Technical
3E
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Special Graphics
30
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEC Portuguese
61
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP437 Greek
A0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Code MJK
A1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP210
A2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP220
A3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
All codepages will be printed in all fonts, but the character shape
may look the same although the font names are different. In IBM
emulation only the codepages defined by ESC [ T ... are available.
` DEC Technical: non-Greek characters are the same for all LQ
fonts
` Greek characters are the same in OCR-A and OCR-B
` There are only two LQ fonts for cyrillic characters : Roman = Courier = Prestige = Script and Orator = SansSerif = OCR-A = OCR-B
` Arabic characters exist only in LQ 10 and 12 cpi, no Arabic Draft,
Draft Copy and 15 cpi Epson style
` Greek characters look the same for all LQ fonts
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Available character sets and fonts
` Epson Turkey, Old Hebrew, New Hebrew and D-Hebrew have
preliminary IDs and cannot be selected via the ESC ( t ... command; but the code pages will be implemented and shown in the
menu and can be selected via the menu or with the ESC R ...
command.
` Codepages 210 and 220 cannot be selected with ESC ( t ... commands in Epson emulation, these commands are not defined, instead these codepages can be selected via the menu or with the
ESC R ... command.
` There is only one Draft- and one LQ-font for all Hebrew characters and for all Katakana characters
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Emulations
Emulations
General
When a printer understands the control set written for another printer
type, it is said to emulate the other printer. Your printer in its standard version emulates, i.e. “understands” the DEC-PPL2 for the serial interface and Epson ESC/P2 using the parallel interface.
Escape sequences
Escape sequences or control codes tell the printer that the following
transmitted code is a printer command and not a printable character.
They allow the selection of printer functions or the changing of printer parameters from the computer. By transmitting an escape sequence, you are able to change the previously set configuration of
the printer (e.g. character set).
This chapter contains an introduction into the sequences and control
codes which are used by your printer.
The settings made by escape sequences have priority over the
settings made in menu mode; therefore they override these.
What are escape
sequences?
An escape sequence consists of an ESCape control character (ESC
= decimal 27 or hexadecimal 1B) followed by one or more characters, which represent commands to the printer. Please note that this
escape character has nothing to do with the ESC key on your computer keyboard.
For example, the control character ESC followed by the character
“4” tells your printer to print the subsequent text in italics.
How are escape
sequences used?
Escape sequences are transmitted to the printer by your computer
software via the printer driver. Experienced users and programmers
can also control the printer directly via control sequences, however
before you start working with escape sequences and control codes,
we recommend that you study the computer software manual.
To enter control codes the Ctrl key and an ASCII character must be
pressed simultaneously. For instance, by pressing Ctrl and J a line
feed is accomplished (it is required to output the character string on
the printer). More information concerning this topic is contained in
your computer software manual and the corresponding Programmer’s Application Manuals (see section Programming manuals,
page 131).
For details on the escape sequences in the DEC, EPSON and
IBM emulation refer to the Programmer’s Manual on this
CD-ROM.
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Emulations
Barcode
Even the standard version of your printer has the possibility of using
up to 18 different barcode types.
Barcode mode can be accessed in DEC emulation. The user can
decide whether barcode is activated permanently or activated
depending on the situation by means of an escape sequence.
List of available barcodes
Type Barcode
0, 2
Type Barcode
Code 3 of 9
11
UPC-A
1
Interleaved 2 of 5
12
UPC-E
4
EAN 8
13
Postnet
5
EAN 13
14
Industrial 2 of 5
7
Codabar a/t
15
not supported
8
Codabar b/n
16
MSI mod 10/10
9
Codabar c/*
17
Code 128 (EAN 128)
10
Codabar d/e
18
Matrix 2 of 5
Please note that within the Barcode environment the barcode
commands have priority in case of conflicts with the emulation.
Additional information is provided in the Programmer’s Manual
on this CD-ROM.
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Interfaces
Interfaces
Your printer offers the possibility of operating either via a parallel or
via a serial interface. This chapter informs you about the parallel
Centronics compatible interface and the serial interface type
RS232C/V.24 and describes the communication between your computer and the printer.
These interfaces are linked to form a so-called shared interface.
Your printer can be configured to use only one interface or both alternately. When only one interface is used, it is monitored by the
printer. If the printer is configured to use both interfaces simultaneously it monitors both interfaces for incoming data. As soon as the
printer recognizes a signal it switches to the respective interface and
sends the BUSY signal to the other interface. After finishing the data
transmission, the printer remains switched to this interface for a certain period of time (Macro: 1 to 30 seconds, default 2 seconds).
When this time has elapsed, the controller reenables both interfaces
and the sequence described restarts. If incoming data is on the other
interface and the current print position is not “Top of Form”, a form
feed is carried out.
In the chapter Options (page 129) , the interfaces which can be
purchased with your printer are listed.
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Parallel interface
Interfaces
The bidirectional parallel interface offers the so called “nibble” mode
of the IEEE1284 interface norm. This enables installation in accordance with Windows “Plug & Play”.
The standard parallel interface is able to transfer data at a speed of
max. 30,000 bytes per second. When the receiving buffer is full, the
data input is blocked until the data buffer is empty. This guarantees
data transmission in blocks of 1 KB.
Connector assignment
Connector no.
Direction
Printer–PC
←
←
←
←
←
←
←
←
←
→
↔
↔
↔
↔
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19–30
31
32
33
34–35
36
18
–
–
–
–
←
↔
–
←
Signal
STROBE (active low)
DATA 1
DATA 2
DATA 3
DATA 4
DATA 5
DATA 6
DATA 7
DATA 8
ACK (active low)
BUSY
PAPER EMPTY (PE)
SELECT
AUTO FEED (active low)
not used
SIGNAL GROUND
CHASSIS GROUND
5 V (Imax = 500 mA)
SIGNAL GROUND
INIT (active low)
ERROR (active low)
SIGNAL GROUND
not used
SELECT IN
1
Transmission length: max. 2,0 m
36
19
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Serial interface V.24/
RS232C
Interfaces
Your printer’s serial interface supports the RS232C specification.
The signals are received and transmitted by a 9 pin connector.
Basically 3 lines are already enough for exchanging information between computer and printer (one receive line, one send line, one line
for common grounding).
Type
RS232C interface
Synchronization
Asynchronous
Transmission rate
600 Baud to 19.200 Baud
Signal status
OFF (log.1) –3 V to –15 V
ON (log. 0) +3 V to +15 V
Connection cable
up to 15 m length
Interface connections
ITT Cannon connector,
series DB-9 S
Transmission protocol
XON/XOFF, Robust XON/XOFF
Capacity of data buffer
128 KB max.
Connector assignment
Connector no.
Direction
Printer–PC
3
→
TxD
4
→
DTR
2
←
RxD
6
←
DSR
7
→
RTS
8
←
CTS
5

Signal Ground SG
Shield

Frame Ground FG
5
Signal
1
Transmission length: max. 15 m
9
6
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Interface cable (serial
interface)
Interfaces
The cables used must be shielded. The cable shield must be connected to the connector shield on both ends.
PC/AT (9-pin)
Printer (9-pin)
RxD
2
3
TxD
TxD
3
2
RxD
CTS
8
4
DTR/RDY
SG
5
5
SG
DSR
6
DTR
4
PC/AT (25-pin)
Printer (9-pin)
FG
1
FG
TxD
2
2
RxD
RxD
3
3
TxD
CTS
8
4
DTR/RDY
SG
5
5
SG
DSR
6
DTR
4
It depends on the menu setting whether DTR or RDY is active
at pin 4.
Input signals
Output signals
Signal
Function
CTS
Clear to Send
DSR
Data Set Ready
RxD
Receive Data
Signal
Function
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
RTS
Request to Send
READY
Ready to receive data
TxD
Transmit Data
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Interface-Adapter IF
Adapter-Set RS232
(DB9M)/MMP
Interfaces
The set consists of an adapter RS232 (D-Sub9)/MMJ and a MMJ
cable.
Adapter RS232(D-Sub9)/MMJ
Serial connector
D-SUB9, male, 9 pins
Modular connector
DEC-MMJ, female, 6 pins
Internal wiring
MMJ
D-SUB 9
1
4
2
3
3
5
4
5
2
6
6
MMJ-Cable
Length
3 m, unshielded, leads crossed
(1–6, 2–5, 3–4)
Connector
2 x MMP, plug 6-pin
Internal wiring
MMP
MMP
1
6
2
5
3
4
4
3
5
2
6
1
Make sure that the ferrit bead always points in direction to the
printer.
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Interfaces
Protocols
Memory mode XON/XOFF
The received characters are stored in a FIFO buffer (first in/first out).
The characters are processed in this buffer.
The buffer capacity can be adjusted from 0 to 128 Kb.
If the buffer is full, the interface signals NOT READY (signal acknowledgement: Level 1, -12 V) and XOFF (hex. 13, dec. 19). This results
in stopping the data transmission. When the FIFO buffer is empty
again, the interface signals READY (level 0, +12 V) and XON (hex.
11, dec. 17). Data transmission can be continued.
In addition, the READY signal is influenced by the status of the printer (On/Off Line). If the printer assumes an undefined state, the interface also signals NOT READY and XOFF.
Memory mode Robust XON/
XOFF
Robust XON/XOFF is similar to XON/XOFF. However, the state of
the printer (XON or XOFF) is also periodically transmitted via the
TxD line in the case of Robust XON/XOFF.
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Configuring the serial interface of the PC
DOS mode
To use the serial interface of your PC, you must add the following
mode commands to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
mode com1:9600,n,8,1,p
mode lpt1:= com1:
With the first MODE command, you configure the serial interface
Com1 of your PC to the printer’s factory defaults. The second MODE
command redirects the parallel standard output port LPT1 of your
PC to Com1.
Transmission rate:
Parity:
Data bits:
Stop bits:
9600 bauds
none
8
1
These settings must be modified to use other values.
Windows 95/98/ME
Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar. Move the mouse
to Settings and click on Control Panel. Click on System, followed
by Device Manager. Click on Ports, COM1 and Port Settings.
Bits per second:
Data bits:
Parity:
Stop bits:
9600 bauds
8
none
1
These settings must be modified to use other values.
Windows 2000/NT 4.0/XP
Click on the Start button in the Windows taskbar. Click on Printers
and Faxes to open the printer folder. In the menu bar, click on File
and Server Properties. Click on Ports, then select COM1 and click
on Configure….
Bits per second:
Data bits:
Parity:
Stop bits:
9600 bauds
8
none
1
These settings must be modified to use other values.
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Interfaces
Physical printer port in
Ethernet with TCP/IP
STOP
Wenn Sie Ihren Drucker in einem lokalen Netz mit Ethernet-Anschlüssen und dem Übertragungsprotokoll TCP/IP verwenden,
müssen Sie verschiedene Adressinformationen zuweisen.
Address information for the Ethernet port can only be made
available by your network administrator, who has the necessary rights to install printers on the network and/or make any
changes.
` The assumed address space corresponds to the TCP/IP adress,
class C, 192.168.1.xxx.
` The subnet mask to be used is 255.255.255.0
` The address of the router, or gateway, is 0.0.0.0, if not available.
Example of a printer
connected to a computer in
an Ethernet
Example of several devices
in an Ethernet
Computer 1
Caution: Twisted-pair cable required!
Printer 1
IP: 192.168.1.2
IP: 192.168.1.1
Computer 1
Computer 2
IP: 192.168.1.1
IP: 192.168.1.2
...
...
Printer 1
Printer 2
IP: 192.168.1.3
IP: 192.168.1.4
HUB
4-fold or 8-fold
You wll find more information on our internet page.
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Options and accessories
Options and accessories
Options
The following options can be ordered for your printer.
Tractor 2, front
The push tractor is suitable for fanfold paper. You can use paper formats with a width in the range from 76 to 406 mm; you can set any
intermediate format.
Part no.: 061 052
Printer pedestal
A cabinet to be used as a printer stand and for storing fanfold paper
stacks.
Part no.: 061 910
Paper output tray
An optional accessory for the printer stand, useful for optimum output of prin-ted continuous forms.
Part no.: 060 833
Cable cover
Part no.: 061 909
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Interface modules
Optional firmware
Options and accessories
The following interface modules are available.
Name
Part no.
Serial interface RS422/V.11
048 956
Serial line current interface TTY 20 mA
048 957
Ethernet interface module ENI/3 (multi-protocol
TCP/IP, SPX/IPX)
048 959
Interface module Twinax
on request
Interface module Coax
on request
Serial interface RS232/V.24 (with Sub-D 25-pin
connector)
048 958
Adapter cable (9 pin to 25 pin connector) for
RS232/V.24
047 995
Charging cable for Twinax and Coax I/O
044 886
on request
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Options and accessories
Accessories
Ribbon cassette
Ribbon cassettes are available in the following versions.
Name
Ribbon cassette, black
Programming manuals
Part no.
LA80R-KA
The available programming manals are enclosed on this CD-ROM.
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Index
Index
A
Access to menu mode 39
Accessories 129, 131
Programming manuals 131
Ribbon cassette 131
ACK/NAK 127
Activation of automatic sheet feeder (AutoASF) 66
Activation of tractors (AutoTra) 65
Additional display messages 104
Advanced menu 89
Advanced settings 94
Deactivate single sheet feeder 94
Settings for paper with dark back 95
AGA 67
Auto-CR 55
Auto-LF 56
Automatic carriage return (Auto-CR) 55
Automatic gap adjustment (AGA) 67
Automatic line feed (Auto-LF) 56
Automatic paper motion sensor (PMS) 66
AutoTear 61
AutoTra 65
AutoView 61
Available barcodes 120
Available character sets and fonts 114
B
Barcode 63, 120
Barmode 63
Baud 51
Beep at paper end (Sound) 71
Bidir 50
Bidirectional parallel interface (CX-bid) 70
Bidirectional printing (Bidir) 50
Botmrg 74
Buffer 54
C
Cable cover 129
Calling up the menu 39
Care 105
Carriage shafts 107
Changing printer settings 17
Changing the paper path 26
Character density
Setting 38
Character set
Available character sets and fonts 114
CharSet 76
Checking the printer voltage 8
Cleaning
Carriage shafts 107
Housing 106
Interior 106
Platen 107
Printer 106
Ribbon 107
Upper friction 107
Cleaning the printer 106
Connecting the printer 8
Control panel 20
Programming via 39
CPI 75, 81, 85
CX-bid 70
D
Data format (Format) 52
Data transmission rate (Baud) 51
DECMode 75
Display 21
Display messages 104
DTR 53
E
Emulations 119
Escape sequences 119
General 119
Error messages via the display 101
Escape sequences 119
ESCChar 48
132
User guide
F
Fanfold paper
Loading 28
FFmode 64
Firmware
Loading 19
Troubleshooting 19
First printing position (FormAdj) 59
Font 47
Form feed mode (FFmode) 64
Form length (Forml) 58
Form settings 17
FormAdj 59
Format 52
Forml 58
Fuse
Replacing 105
G
General print problems 97
Graphic options 18
Index
Interfaces 121
Parallel interface 122
Serial interface 123
K
Key functions
when turning on the printer 25
L
Language 57
Selecting 42
LC display 21
Leftmrg 74
Leftzon 69
Line length 62
Line wrap (Wrap) 71
Loading menu configurations (Menu) 45
Loading optional firmware 19
Loading paper 28
LPI 48
M
H
Head 60
Head up 68
Hex-Dump 92
HvyForm 72
I
I/O 51
Increasing the printhead gap (Head up) 68
Ink cartridge 10
Installing 10
Ink cartridges 131
Input signals 124
Installation 6
Installing printer drivers 14
Installing the ink cartridge 10
Installing the ink cartridge the first time 10
Interf. 54
Interface buffer (Buffer) 54
Interface cable (serial interface) 124
Interface modules 130
Interface specifications 112
Interface test (Hex-Dump) 92
Macro 45
Maintenance 105
Margin 73
MenLock 56
Menu 39
Advanced 89
Calling up 39
Enabling access to menu mode 39
Handling 41
Save settings 41
Selecting the LC display language 42
Terminating Setup mode 43
Menu configurations 40
Menu handling 41
Menu lock (MenLock) 56
Menu parameters 45
Activation of tractors 65
Automatic carriage return 55
Automatic gap adjustment 67
Automatic line feed 56
Automatic paper motion sensor 66
Barcode 63
Beep at paper end 71
133
User guide
Bidirectional parallel interface 70
Bidirectional printing 50
BuffCtrl 53
Character set (DEC mode) 76
Data format 52
Data transmission rate 51
First printing position 59
Form feed mode 64
Form length 58
Horizontal spacing of characters (DEC mode)
75
Horizontal spacing of characters (EPSON
mode) 85
Horizontal spacing of characters (IBM mode) 81
Increasing the printhead gap 68
Interface buffer 54
Language 57
Left-hand area 69
Line length 62
Line wrap 71
Loading menu configurations 45
Menu lock 56
Normal characters and barcode 63
Paper handling 68
Paper parameter 57
Paper width 69
Print head gap manually 60
Printing out menu configurations 45
Reset to default values 46
Right-hand area 70
Selecting emulation 49
Selecting font 47
Selecting interface 54
Selecting start signal for escape sequence 48
Serial interface 51
Setting and avtivating options 65
Setting for printing copy paper 72
Setting line spacing 48
Setting the bottom margin 74
Setting the DEC mode 75
Setting the left margin 74
Setting the page margins 73
Setting the top margin 73
Settings for interfaces 51
Signal processing 53
Index
Tear position 61
User preference character set (DEC mode) 77
View position 61
Menu settings
Example 88
Menu structure 44
N
Normal characters and barcode (Barmode) 63
O
Offline mode 22
Online mode 22
Optional firmware 130
Options 129
Cable cover 129
Interface modules 130
Optional firmware 130
Printer pedestal 129
Tractor 2, front 129
Output signals 124
P
Pagewid 69
Pap.back 95
Paper 57
Fanfold paper 28
Moving to the tear position 33
Removing 34
Single sheets 30
Paper handling 26
Paper handling (Paphand) 68
Paper parameters (Paper) 57
Paper specifications
Standard printer 113
Paper transport 32
Paper type
Changing 26
Paper with dark back, setting 95
Paperways 5
Paphand 68
Papier
einlegen 28
PapOpt 65
Parallel interface 122
134
User guide
Parity error 102
Placing the printer 7
Platen
Cleaning 107
PMS 66
Print 45
Print quality
Problems with 100
Printer
At a glance 3
Connecting 8
Installation 6
Paperways 5
Placing 7
Specifications 108
Switching on 9
Unpacking 6
Printer drivers 14
Printer in single sheet mode 4
Printer in tractor mode 4
Printer pedestal 129
Printer self-test (Rolling ASCII) 90
Printer settings
Changing 17
Printhead gap adjustment, automatic 67
Printhead gap manually (Head) 60
Printing out menu configurations (Print) 45
Problems with the print quality 100
Programming manuals 131
Programming via the control panel 39
Protocol 49, 53
Protocol (Protocol) 53
Protocols 126
ACK/NAK 127
Robust XON/XOFF 126
XON/XOFF 126
Q
Quiet 46
Quiet mode printing (Quiet) 46
R
Removing paper 34
Replacing the fuse 105
Reset 46
Index
Reset to default values (Reset) 46
Rightzo 70
Robust XON/XOFF 126
Rolling ASCII 90
S
Save menu settings 41
Selecting character density 38
Selecting emulation (Emulate) 49
Selecting font (Font) 47
Selecting interface (Interf.) 54
Selecting start signal for escape sequence
(ESCChar) 48
Selecting the LC display language 42
Serial 51
Serial interface
Connector assignment 123
Input signals 124
Interface cable 124
Output signals 124
Serial interface (Serial) 51
Serial interface V.24/RS232C 123
Setting and avtivating options (PapOpt) 65
Setting line spacing (LPI) 48
Setting the first printing line 36
Setting the print head gap 37
Setting the tear position 35
Settings 35
Advanced 94
Character density 38
First printing line 36
Font 38
Print head gap 37
Tear position 35
Settings for interfaces (I/O) 51
Settings for paper with dark back (Pap.back) 95
Setup mode 23
Terminating 43
Signal processing (DTR) 53
Single 94
Single sheets
Loading 30
Sound 71
Specifications 108
Interface specifications 112
135
User guide
Index
Switching on the printer 9
T
Tear position 33
Tear position (AutoTear) 61
Terminating Setup mode 43
Test functions 89
Interface test 92
Printer self-test 90
TOF
Setting the first printing line 36
Topmrg 73
Tractor 2 front 129
Troubleshooting 96
Additional display messages 104
Error messages via the display 101
General print problems 97
Problems with the print quality 100
U
Unpacking the printer 6
Upper friction
Cleaning 107
UserChr 77
V
View position (AutoView) 61
Voltage
Checking 8
W
Width 62
Wrap 71
X
XON/XOFF 126
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