User Manual
78413012-001
Rev. 01
Sett. 08
Compuprint Products Information
Thanks for choosing the 10300 printer.
Your printer is a reliable working equipment that will be very useful in your daily job.
Our printers have been designed to be compact and respectful of the work environment. They offer
a wide range of features and multiple functions that confirm the high technological level reached
by the Sferal printers with Compuprint brand.
To maintain these printing performances unchanged in the long run, Sferal wwt has developed
specific Compuprint branded consumables for each printer type (for example: ribbon cartridges
for dot matrix printers, toner and OPC cartridges for laser printers, bubble ink jet cartridges for
inkjet printers) that assure an excellent operation with high printing quality level reliability.
Sferal wwt recommends to use only its original Compuprint branded consumables with original
packaging (identified by its holographic label). In this way, a proper use of the printer at quality
level stated in the product characteristics can be assured. All typical usage problems related to not
certified consumables may be avoided, such as an overall quality print level degradation and,
often, the reduction of the product life due to the fact that the proper working conditions for the
print heads, OPC cartridge and other printer parts are not assured.
Moreover, Sferal does not only certify its consumables in terms of working conditions but also
carefully controls their compliance with the international standard rules concerning:
• no cancerous materials;
• no flammability of the plastic materials;
• other standards
Sferal advises the customers not to use products for which the compliance to this safety rules are
not warranted. Finally seek your dealer or contact a Sferal office and be sure that are provided
you the original Compuprint branded consumables.
FFC Notes
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in
which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Properly shielded and grounded
cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. SFERAL WWT is not responsible for any
radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized
changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
European Union (EU) Conformity Statement
SFERAL WWT declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 2006/95/EC, 2004/108/EC.
Per the applicable requirements of EU directive 98/37/EC (“machines”) sound pressure of the above product (measured
according to EN27779) does not exceed 70dBA.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology Equipment
according to European standard EN 55022. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for commercial and
industrial environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed communication devices.
Important This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to reduce the potential for causing
interference to radio and TV communications and to other electrical or electronic equipment. SFERAL WWT cannot
accept responsibility for any interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Statement for CISPR 22 Edition 2 Compliance
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Table of Contents
Compuprint Products Information ....................... ii FFC Notes .............................................................. iii Canadian D.O.C. Radio Interference Regulation iii EEC Regulations ................................................... iii Table of Contents .................................................. iv Getting to Know Your Printer ............................... 1 Printer Features .................................................................. 1 Unpacking Your Printer ..................................................... 2 Removal of the Shipment Locks ........................................ 6 Connecting the Ground Cable ........................................... 8 Printer Parts ........................................................................ 9 Front View ....................................................................... 9 Rear View ...................................................................... 10 Left Side View ............................................................... 11 Inside View .................................................................... 11 Setting Up Your Printer ....................................... 12 Choosing a Suitable Location .......................................... 12 Ribbon Cartridge Installation ..................................... 13 Front2 Push Tractor Installation .................................... 18 Removing the Front2 Push Tractor ............................ 21 Host Computer Connection.............................................. 22 Software Driver Selection ................................................ 24 Power Connection ............................................................. 25 Selecting the Display Language ......................... 27 Configuring the Printer........................................ 28 Operator Panel Presentation ........................................... 28 Display Messages ......................................................... 29 Indicators....................................................................... 34 Function Keys ............................................................... 35 Printer Setups ................................................................... 40 Entering the Printer Setups ........................................ 40 Moving within the Printer Setups .............................. 40 Leaving the Printer Setups ......................................... 41 Power-On Configuration .................................................. 42 Entering the Power-On Configuration....................... 42 Program Setup .................................................................. 80 Entering the Program Setup....................................... 80 ANSI Emulation ............................................................. 105 How to Select the Paper Path ........................................ 116 How to Use the Tear-Off Function ................................ 117 Selection of the Paper Size ........................................ 117 Adjusting the Tear-Off Position ................................ 118 Selection of the Tear-Off Mode.................................. 119 How to Lock/Unlock the Printer Setups ....................... 120 How to Handle the Paper Parking ................................ 121 Paper Handling................................................... 126 Paper Specifications........................................................ 126 Fanfold Paper ............................................................. 126 Fanfold Paper Loading ................................................... 127 Loading Paper Using the Front1 Push Tractor ...... 127 Loading Paper Using the Front2 Tractor ................ 137 Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting ..... 142 Cleaning the Printer ....................................................... 142 Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge .................................... 143 Printing the Self Test ..................................................... 145 Error Handling................................................................ 146 Repacking the Printer for Shipment............................. 149 Options ............................................................... 153 The Controller Board ...................................................... 153 Front2 Push Tractor ....................................................... 153 Printer Cabinet ............................................................... 153 Installing the Controller Board ..................................... 154 Printer Specifications ........................................ 158 Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Features
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24 Needle Print Head
136 columns @10 cpi
High Speed Draft printing at 1300 cps, Draft printing at 950 cps and LQ printing at 133 cps
IBM Proprinter XL24/XL24 AGM, Personal Printer 2391+, EPSON LQ Series and ANSI X3.64
emulations
Multiple copies (1 original and 7 copies)
Automatic paper path selection
Easy operability via operator panel setup and S/W commands
Use of all specific features by means of the Specific Software Driver which is applicable to the most
popular S/W Packages
Plug & Play capability for Windows 95/98/2000/XP/NT4.0/Millennium ®/Vista
Bi-directional IEEE 1284 parallel interface, standard serial RS-232/C interface and USB interface
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T interface option that coexists with the parallel interface
Optional second Push Tractor and Printer Cabinet.
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Unpacking Your Printer
The following items are included in the box:
Notify any damage to your supplier.
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To unpack the printer proceed as follows:
Keep the packing material in a safe place. It must be used if you need to repack the printer for
shipment.
1. Bring the printer box near the final printer location.
2. Cut the packing ribbons and remove the plastic angles.
3. Remove the polystyrene panel out of the packing box.
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4. Remove the accessories out of the packing box and slide the packing box off the printer.
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5. With the help of another person, remove the two foam shells on either side of the printer, the
plastic bag covering the printer and the two carton strips.
6. With the help of another person, move the printer to its final position:
• onto the printer cabinet (optional);
• onto a stable surface, i.e. a table.
33 Kg / 73 Lbs
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Removal of the Shipment Locks
1. Open the tractor area cover and make sure that you remove the shipment lock from the
printer.
2. Unscrew the two fixing
screws.
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3. Open the upper printer cover and remove the fixing strip from the print head and from the
bail (two strips).
Keep all the packing material, together with the repacking kit, in a safe place. Repack the printer in
it original packaging if you need to ship or transport it.
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Connecting the Ground Cable
For the printer model with the cabinet option, connect the ground cable in the interface area on
the rear side of the printer cabinet.
If the printer is installed on a table, it is not necessary to connect the ground cable.
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Printer Parts
Front View
(*) The printer cabinet is available as an option.
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Rear View
(*) The printer cabinet is available as an option.
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Left Side View
Power Switch
Inside View
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Setting Up Your Printer
Choosing a Suitable Location
Consider the following points when you choose the location for your printer:
• The distance between the printer and the host computer must not exceed the length of the
interface cable;
• The location must be sturdy, horizontal and stable;
• Your printer must not be exposed to direct sunlight, extreme heat, cold, dust or humidity (see
"Printer Specifications" later);
• You need a power outlet compatible with the plug of the printer's power cord;
Additionally, you must make sure that when you install the printer in the selected location,
there are sufficient clearances on all sides for easy operation. The required space is shown in the
figure:
80 cm
31.5 in.
80 cm
31.5 in.
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Ribbon Cartridge Installation
Make sure that you are using only Compuprint original consumables.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Find the ribbon cartridge among the accessories
Paper Bail
Ribbon Shifter Holder
Tension Knob
Cartridge Pin
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3. Turn the printer on and wait for
printer initialization. Then press
the ON LINE key to put the
printer in OFF-LINE mode (check
ON LINE indicator unlit).
4. Open the top cover using the handles on the front side of the covers.
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5. Before installing the ribbon cartridge
turn the ribbon-winding knob in the
arrow direction (located on the cartridge)
to take up slack in the ribbon.
Ribbon Winding Knob
To avoid damage to the ribbon, do not turn the winding knob in the wrong direction.
6. Align the right and left cartridge pins with the printer locking points.
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7. Slide and insert the ribbon guide between the print head and the ribbon guide mask holding it
perpendicular to the print head.
Make sure that the ribbon is inserted correctly between the print head and the print head mask.
8. Insert the shifter holder onto the
ribbon shifter as shown in the
following figure.
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9. Turn again the ribbon-winding knob in the arrow direction (located on the cartridge) to take
up slack in the ribbon.
10. Push the cartridge down gently until it clips into place at locking points.
11. Turn the ribbon-winding knob again in the direction of the arrow to take up slack in the ribbon.
12. To ensure that the ribbon guide runs freely along the ribbon, manually move the print carriage
horizontally.
If the used ribbon cartridge needs to be replaced, see "Replacing The Ribbon Cartridge", later in this
manual.
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Front2 Push Tractor Installation
An additional front push tractor may be installed on the printer. This Front2 push tractor unit is
available as an option for the printer model. The Front2 push tractor must be installed on the
Front1 push tractor.
1.
Find the Front2 push tractor among
the accessories.
2.
Align the hooks on both sides of the
Front 2 tractor with the pins on the
Front 1 push tractor.
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3.
Push the Front 2 tractor until it is
fully engaged.
4.
Insert the connector cable in the
electrical connector located in the
lower push tractor.
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5.
Rotate the Front2 push tractor onto
the Front 1 push tractor.
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Removing the Front2 Push Tractor
If you need to remove the upper push tractor, turn the printer off. Disconnect the connector cable
and press on the push buttons to disengage the Front2 push tractor.
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Host Computer Connection
This printer can be connected to your host computer via different available interfaces on two
alternative controllers.
Before connecting the interface cable, make sure that the printer and the host computer
are turned OFF.
• First Controller: this controller provides the following three interfaces::
• A bidirectional IEEE1284 parallel interface
• A RS-232C serial interface
• An USB interface.
• Second Controller: this controller provides the following two interfaces:
• A bidirectional IEEE1284 parallel interface
• An Ethernet LAN interface.
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The interface connectors are located on the rear of the printer.
SERIAL
INTERFACE
PARALLEL
INTERFACE
USB
INTERFACE
LAN
PARALLEL
INTERFACE INTERFACE
Insert the parallel interface cable into the parallel connector and fasten it by means of the clips.
Insert the serial interface cable into the serial connector and fasten it by means of the two screws (use
the screwdriver).
Insert the USB interface cable into the USB connector
Insert the LAN interface cable into the LAN connector.
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Software Driver Selection
At this point it is necessary to configure your printer for your application package. The installation
procedures depend upon the host environment.
Follow the instructions in the readme file you find on the CD-ROM.
In a WINDOWS 95/98/2000/XP/NT4.0/Millennium®/Vista environment the printer supports the
Plug & Play feature.
The printer drivers of all Compuprint printers can be found at the Internet Address
http://www.compuprint.com
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Power Connection
The power outlet must be compatible with the plug of the printer’s power cable.
Always use a grounded outlet.
1. Make sure the power outlet is near the printer location and easily accessible.
2. Make sure that the power switch is in 0
position (OFF).
3. Insert the power cable plug into the printer connector and the other power cable end into a
convenient outlet (the figure shows the European version).
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4. If you need to turn the printer on, press the
power switch in the I position (ON).
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Selecting the Display Language
The display messages for this printer can be displayed in five different languages: English (Default),
French, German, Italian and Spanish. To select the language, that you prefer, proceed as follows:
1. Press the PROGRAM key and keep it pressed while powering on the printer until the following
message will be displayed:
RELEASE KEYS
2. When you release the PROGRAM key, the following messages will be displayed:
STARTING UP
then,
10300 ver. x.xx
then,
PRINT OUT? NO
3. Press the ↓ key to enter the setup. The first setup item is displayed:
EMUL. OPTIONS
4. Press the ↓ key until the language first level function is displayed:
FUNCTIONS
5. Press the → key to pass to the second level functions:
BUZZER YES
6. Press the ↓ key until the setup language is displayed:
MENU ENGLISH
7. Press the → key to scroll the setup languages. When the desired language is displayed, press the
PROGRAM key to select it. The printer exits the setup. From now on the display messages appear
in the selected language.
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Configuring the Printer
Operator Panel Presentation
The operator panel enables you to perform many of the printer functions including paper path
selections, font selection and the printer setup.
The operator panel consists of:
• A 16 character display (Liquid Crystal Display)
• Five led indicators
• Nine function keys
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Display Messages
The printer display is used to indicate the printer status or to request an user intervention.
When the printer is in Ready state, the display gives the following information:
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when paper is already loaded and the •
printer is off line (ON LINE indicator unlit):
OFF LINE
when paper is already loaded and the
printer is on line (ON LINE indicator lit):
ON LINE
M1
Printer Status
Printer Status
M1
Current Macro
Current Macro
where:
OFF LINE
ON LINE
Indicates the printer status.
M1, M2, M3, M4
Indicate which of the four User Macros is currently used.
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when there is no paper loaded and the •
printer is off line (ON LINE indicator unlit):
when there is no paper loaded and the
printer is on line (ON LINE indicator lit):
ON LINE
Load Front1
Printer Status
Current Paper Path
where:
LOAD FRONT1
LOAD FRONT2
M1
Current Macro
Indicates that the currently selected paper path is out of paper.
The messages are displayed only for the available paper paths,
according to the installed devices.
OFF LINE
ON LINE
Indicates the printer status.
M1, M2, M3, M4
Indicate which of the four User Macros is currently used.
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The following messages appear to indicate other printer conditions or user intervention requests.
The list is in alphabetical order.
Message
Description
ALTERNATE
This message appears to indicate that the Alternate functions of the operator
panel keys have been selected pressing the ALTERNATE key.
BUSY M1
This message appears to indicate that the printer is printing. It is busy.
COVER OPEN
CLOSE COVER
When the printer cover is not closed correctly, the buzzer sounds and the display
shows alternately these two messages. Close the printer cover.
EJECTING
The printer is ejecting the paper out of the printer.
INITIALIZING LAN
This message is displayed when the LAN is initialized (only if the LAN interface
is available).
INVALID KEY
This message is displayed if you push a key that is not allowed in the current
printer status.
LOAD FRONT1
LOAD FRONT2
These messages are displayed when the corresponding paper path is out of
paper.
The printer displays only the messages related to the installed devices.
LOCKED MENU
When the access to the Printer Setups has been locked at the power on, the
printer displays this message.
MACRO CHANGING
The macro has been changed and the printer is updating the settings.
MICRO FEED DOWN
The paper is fed in microsteps downwards when pressing the ↓ arrow key.
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Message
Description
MICRO FEED UP
The paper is fed in microsteps forwards when pressing the ↑ arrow key.
OPER. INTERRUPTED
This message is displayed if the ALTERNATE key has been pressed to interrupt a
park procedure.
PARKING
The printer is parking the fanfold paper.
PATH CHANGING
The path has been changed and the printer is updating the settings.
PRESS A KEY
NVM CHANGED
The NVM has been changed. Press any key to set the printer.
RELEASE KEYS
This message is displayed when you can release the ON LINE key in the Self-test
selection or the PROGRAM key in the Power-on Configuration procedure.
REMOTE CONTROL
This message is displayed when the printer operates from remote control (only if
the LAN interface is present).
RESET & BREAK
This message is displayed when the input buffer corresponding to the active
interface is cleared.
SELF TEST
Printing the self-test page.
TEAR IF NECESS.
EJECT PAPER
These messages are displayed when the printer receives a paper parking
command and the TEAR NO item is selected for the tear-off function. Tear off the
fanfold then press the PARK key to eject the paper.
TEAR IF NECESS.
PARK PAPER
These messages are displayed when the printer receives a paper parking
command. Tear off the fanfold paper if necessary and then press the PARK key
to park the paper.
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Message
Description
TEAR OFF PAPER
EJECT PAPER
These messages are displayed when the printer receives a paper ejecting
command (TEAR NO item has been selected for the tear-off function) but was not
able to execute it, because the paper to be ejected is longer than 18 inch. Tear off
the fanfold paper and then press the PARK key to eject the paper.
TEAR OFF PAPER
PARK PAPER
These messages are displayed when the printer has received a paper parking
command but was not able to execute it, because the paper to be parked is
longer than 18 inch. Tear off the fanfold paper and then press the PARK key to
park the paper.
UNLOCKED MENU
When the access to the Printer Setups has been unlocked at the power on, the
printer displays this message.
For the error messages see "Error Handling” later in this manual.
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Indicators
Lit when the printer can receive and print data (printer online).
ON LINE
Blinks when there is data in the buffer and the printer is offline.
Unlit when the printer is disabled and the buffer does not contain any data, or
during the initialization, setup or tests.
PROGRAM
Lit when one of the printer setup procedures has been selected: Program
Configuration or Power-On Configuration.
Lit when the alternate function of the keys has been enabled pressing the
ALTERNATE
Front 1
Front 2
ALTERNATE key.
Lit when the Front1 paper path is selected.
Unlit when the Front1 paper path is not selected.
Lit when the Front2 paper path is selected.
Unlit when the Front2 paper path is not selected.
Lit when the printer can receive and print data (the printer is on-line).
Unlit when the printer is disabled (the printer is off-line).
Blinks when an error condition occurs.
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Function Keys
Pressing the function keys it is possible to activate the functions indicated by the word or symbol
signed near the key. Each key may have different functions, according to the selected function modes:
Normal, Alternate or Program.
Normal Function
The normal function of the keys is written above the keys and does not require any
previous action to select it.
Alternate Function
The alternate function of the keys is written below the keys and is selected pressing
the ALTERNATE key.
When the alternate function of the keys is selected, the ALTERNATE indicator is lit and
the display shows ALTERNATE.
Program Function
The program function of the keys is selected pressing the PROGRAM key, where:
• If you press the key while powering the printer on, the Power-On Configuration
is selected.
• If you press the key when the printer is enabled without printing or disabled
(ON LINE indicator unlit), the Program Setup is selected.
In the Program Setup mode only the four arrow keys and the PROGRAM key are
enabled and the PROGRAM indicator is lit.
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ON LINE Key
ON LINE
Normal
Function
Enables or disables the printer.
• If this key is pressed while powering the printer on, the self test is printed;
the printout is stopped pressing this key again.
• In an error condition, once the error cause has been removed, press this key
to enable the printer
Program
Function
Pressing this key, the input buffer is cleared. The message RESET & BREAK is
displayed.
PROGRAM Key
PROGRAM
Normal
Function
Enables the printer setups as follows:
• Pressing this key while powering on the printer, the Power-On
Configuration is selected.
• Pressing this key when the printer is enabled without printing or disabled
the Program Setup is enabled (PROGRAM indicator lit).
Program
Function
Exits the printer setups.
MACRO
Normal
Function
Selects one of the user macros (Macro 1, Macro 2, Macro 3 or Macro 4). If you
want to select the displayed macro, wait for 2 seconds without pressing any
key and the parameters of this macro will be set.
→
Program
Function
Scrolls the parameters of the functions or macros forwards.
MACRO Key
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FONT Key
FONT
Normal
Function
Selects the font to be used with the currently selected pitch. The selected font
is valid until the printer is turned off or a new font is selected using this key.
←
Program
Function
Scrolls the parameters of the functions or macros backwards.
LF
Normal
Function
Performs a line feed according to the current line spacing settings.
MICRO FEED
Alternate
Function
Moves the paper forward in microsteps. Keeping the key pressed the paper is
moved continuously at increasing speed.
↑
Program
Function
Scrolls the setup and macro functions backwards.
LF Key
LOAD/FF Key
LOAD/FF
Normal
Function
Executes a Form Feed (FF). When paper is loaded into the printer, it advances
to the following page; if no paper is loaded, it is positioned for printing.
MICRO FEED
Alternate
Function
Moves the paper backward in microsteps. Keeping the key pressed the paper is
moved continuously at increasing speed.
↓
Program
Function
Scrolls the setup and macro functions forwards.
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ALTERNATE Key
ALTERNATE
Normal
Function
Enables the alternative key functions.
If the printer is receiving print data, press the ON LINE key before pressing the
ALTERNATE key.
If no printing data are in the print buffer, pressing the ALTERNATE key, the printer
goes offline.
The display then shows ALTERNATE to indicate that the Alternate Function of
the keys is enabled (ALTERNATE indicator lit).
May be used to abort paper parking procedure. See also “ How to Handle the
Paper Parking ”, later in this manual.
When the printer is in Program Setup Mode, this key is disabled.
Alternate Disables the alternative key functions.
Function
TEAR/PITCH Key
TEAR
Normal
Function
Moves the paper to the tear-off position (TEAR NORMAL function must be selected
in the Program Setup).
PITCH
Alternate
Function
Selects the pitch to be used with the currently selected font. The selected pitch is
valid until the printer is turned off.
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PATH/PARK Key
PATH
Normal
Function
Selects one of the paper paths in offline status. The parameters of the displayed
path are set after 2 seconds without pressing any key.
PARK
Alternate
Function
Parks the paper in the currently selected paper path.
Key Combinations
ONLINE + MACRO + TEAR
Normal
Function
Lock or unlock the access to the printer setups. See later
“How to Lock/Unlock the Printer Setups” section.
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Printer Setups
The main printer setup parameters can be selected via the operator panel. The setup parameters are
divided into two printer setups, the Power-On Configuration, that allows a complete configuration at
installation time according to the hardware and the emulation types, and the Program Setup, that
allows you to set the functions that are the most useful in your daily job. These settings can be
selected when the printer is online without printing or offline (ON LINE indicator unlit) and stored in
the NVM.
Entering the Printer Setups
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Press the PROGRAM key and keep it pressed at the printer power on until the RELEASE KEYS
message is displayed to select the Power-On Configuration.
Press the PROGRAM key when the printer is online without printing or offline (ON LINE
indicator unlit) to select the Program Setup.
Moving within the Printer Setups
The arrow keys ↑, ↓, ←, → are used to move within the different functions inside the Printer Setups.
See the following description of the setup items.
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Leaving the Printer Setups
• Pressing the PROGRAM key in the Power-On Configuration the printer exits from the setup and
the new settings will be automatically saved.
• Pressing the PROGRAM key in the Program Setup, the following choice is offered for the storage of
the values set:
STORE? QUIT
The new settings are not activated and the old settings remain valid.
STORE? SAVE
The new settings are stored permanently in the NVM (Non Volatile
Memory).
STORE? CURRENT
The new settings remain valid until the printer is turned off.
Press the → or ← keys to scan these selections forward and backwards. When the desired setting is
displayed, press the PROGRAM key to exit from the Setup.
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Power-On Configuration
The default values of the various functions are indicated in bold.
Entering the Power-On Configuration
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Press and hold the PROGRAM key pressed while powering on the printer until the RELEASE KEYS
message is displayed. As soon as the PROGRAM key gets released, the following message will be
displayed:
STARTING UP
then,
10300 ver. x.xx
then,
PRINT OUT? NO
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Main Structure
This figure shows the structure of the Power-On Configuration and how to move inside the Setup.
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The setup item Functions groups the following printer functions:
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Buzzer setting,
Paper loading sequence,
Bar code density,
Text printing direction,
Graphics printing direction,
Bar code printing direction,
Graphics printing speed,
Paper path at power on,
Language of the display messages,
Paper tractor jam sensors,
Tear-off position adjustment.
Printout of the Printer Settings
PRINT OUT? NO
→ or ← PRINT OUT? YES
↓
EMUL. OPTIONS
PRINT OUT? NO
The Setup is not printed.
PRINT OUT? YES
The printer setup is printed showing the currently selected values. The
printout starts as soon as you select this value.
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Emulation Options
This setup defines the available options according to the selected emulation and is structured as
follows:
Options
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Setting the Emulation Options
Printer Emulation
PRINT OUT? NO
EMUL. OPTIONS
↑
↑
EMUL. EPSON LQ
→ or ←
↓
EMUL. IBM XL24
→ or ←
INTERFACE
EMUL. IBM XL24AGM
→ or ←
EMUL. IBM 2391
→ or ←
EMUL. ANSI
→ or ←
EMUL. OPTIONS
→
↓
CHAR. SET CS2
EMUL EPSON LQ
The printer uses the EPSON LQ Series emulation.
EMUL IBM XL24
The printer uses the IBM Proprinter XL24 emulation.
EMUL IBM XL24AGM
The printer uses the IBM Proprinter XL24 AGM emulation.
EMUL. IBM 2391
The printer uses the IBM Personal 2391+ emulation.
EMUL. ANSI
The printer uses the ANSI 3.64 emulation.
If ANSI emulation has been selected, specific ANSI parameters are available. See the “ANSI
options” section later in this manual.
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EPSON Character Sets
EMUL. EPSON LQ
↑
CHAR. SET CS1
→ or ←
CHAR. SET CS2
→ or ←
CHAR. SET ITALIC
→ or ←
↓
NATION CP437
These items select the character set to be used in EPSON emulation.
IBM Character sets
EMUL. IBM xxx
↑
CHAR. SET CS1
→ or ←
CHAR. SET CS2
→ or ←
↓
NATION CP437
These items select the character set to be used in IBM Proprinter emulation.
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EPSON National Character sets
CHAR. SET CS2
↑
NATION CP437
→ or ←
NATION …
→ or ←
NATION LATIN A1
→ or ←
↓
AUTO CR YES
The following national character sets are available:
CP 437
CP437 G
96GREEK
CP850
CP851
CP 852
CP 853
CP 855
CP 857
CP 858
CP 860
CP 862
CP 863
CP 864
CP 865
CP 866
CP 867
CP 876
CP 877
CP 1250
CP 1251
CP 1252
CP 1253
CP 1254
CP 1255
CP 1256
CP 1257
GOST
TASS
MAZOWIA
ISO 8859/1
ISO 8859/2
ISO 8859/3
ISO 8859/4
ISO 8859/5
ISO 8859/6
ISO 8859/7
ISO 8859/8
ISO 8859/9
ISO 8859/15
CP 437SL
CP 1098
UKRAIN
KOI8-U
FARSI1
FARSI2
USA
FRANCE
GERMANY
ENGLAND
DENMARK1
SWEDEN
ITALY
SPAIN1
JAPAN
NORWAY
DENMARK2 SPAIN2
LATIN A1
The CP 858 and ISO 8859/15 character sets contain the Euro character.
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IBM National Character Sets
CHAR. SET CS2
↑
NATION CP437
→ or ←
NATION …
→ or ←
NATION FARSI2
→ or ←
↓
AUTO CR NO
The following national character sets can be selected:
CP 437
CP437 G
96GREEK
CP850
CP851
CP 852
CP 853
CP 855
CP 857
CP 858
CP 860
CP 862
CP 863
CP 864
CP 865
CP 866
CP 867
CP 876
CP 877
CP 1250
CP 1251
CP 1252
CP 1253
CP 1254
CP 1255
CP 1256
CP 1257
GOST
TASS
MAZOWIA
ISO 8859/1
ISO 8859/2
ISO 8859/3
ISO 8859/4
ISO 8859/5
ISO 8859/6
ISO 8859/7
ISO 8859/8
ISO 8859/9
ISO 8859/15
CP 437SL
CP 1098
UKRAIN
KOI8-U
FARSI1
FARSI2
The CP 858 and ISO 8859/15 character sets contain the Euro character.
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CR Code Behavior
NATION xxx
↑
AUTO CR NO
→ or ←
AUTO CR YES
→ or ←
↓
AUTO LF NO
AUTO CR NO
No automatic carriage return is performed after a LF, VT or ESCJ code.
Default value in IBM emulation.
AUTO CR YES
The printer performs an automatic carriage return after a LF, VT or ESCJ code.
Default value in EPSON emulation.
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LF Code Behavior
AUTO CR xx
↑
AUTO LF NO
→ or ←
AUTO LF YES
→ or ←
AUTO LF HOST
→ or ←
↓
20 CPI IBM NO
or
BAR CODE NATIV
AUTO LF NO
No Automatic LF after CR.
AUTO LF YES
Automatic LF after CR.
AUTO LF HOST
Only in EPSON emulation. The printer checks the AUTOFEEDXT signal
coming from the host and executes an automatic LF after CR, if the signal is
low.
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IBM Compressed Printing
These items are displayed only if the IBM emulation is selected.
AUTO LF NO
↑
20 CPI IBM NO
→ or ←
20 CPI IBM YES
→ or ←
↓
BAR CODE NATIV
20 CPI IBM NO
The compressed printing is performed at 17.1 cpi.
20 CPI IBM YES
The compressed printing is performed at 20 cpi.
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Bar code mode
20 CPI IBM NO
or
AUTOLF NO
↑
BAR CODE NATIV
→ or ←
BAR CODE ALTER
→ or ←
↓
EMUL. OPTIONS
BAR CODE NATIV
Enables bar code printing using the native commands (DC4, DC4, …).
BAR CODE ALTER
Enables bar code printing using ANSI commands even if the emulation in use is
EPSON or IBM.
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Interface Settings
Depending upon the installed Controller Board, the printer can be equipped with different
interfaces to connect to the host system. The possible interfaces are:
- Parallel Centronics
- Serial 232C
- USB
- Ethernet LAN 10/100
The following paragraphs describe how to configure the parameters of the interfaces.
Interface
(*) This item is displayed only if the interface board (Controller Board) installed on the unit is
equipped with this interface.
AUTO
All the interfaces installed onto the interface board (controller) are active and the hot
port feature is operative.
PARALLEL
Only the Centronics Parallel Interface is active. Hot Port is not operative.
SERIAL
Only the Serial RS232 Interface is active. Hot Port is not operative.
USB
Only the USB Interface is active. Hot Port is not operative.
LAN
Only the Ethernet LAN Interface is active. Hot Port is not operative.
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Parallel Interface
This setup defines the use of the parallel interface and is structured according to the interface specific
parameters.
Parallel Interface Parameters
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Setting the Parallel Interface Parameters
Interface Type
INTERFACE
PARALL INTERFACE
↑
↑
1284 BIDIR. I/F
→ or ←
↓
CX. PARALLEL I/F
→ or ←
SERIAL INTERFACE
↓
PARALL INTERFACE
→
SELECT-IN HOST
1284 BIDIR. I/F
Bidirectional IEEE 1284 parallel interface.
CX. PARALLEL I/F
Centronics type parallel interface (mono-directional).
Setting the Select-In Signal
1284 BIDIR . I/F
↑
SELECT-IN HOST
→ or ←
SELECT-IN ON
→ or ←
↓
DATA BITS 8
SELECT-IN HOST
The printer checks the SELECT-IN signal coming from the host.
SELECT-IN ON
The SELECT-IN signal of the parallel interface is ignored and treated always
as ON.
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Number of Data Bits
SELECT-IN HOST
↑
DATA BITS 8
→ or ←
DATA BITS 7
→ or ←
↓
INP. BUFFER 2K
Selection of the number of data bits: 7 or 8.
Input Buffer Size
DATA BITS 8
↑
INP. BUFFER 256
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER 2K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER 12K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER 32K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER 64K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER 128K
→ or ←
↓
PARALL. INTERFACE
Selects the input buffer size.
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Serial Interface
The following Serial Interface Parameters will display only if the Serial Interface is present.
This setup defines the use of the serial interface and is structured according to the interface
specific parameters.
Serial Interface Parameters
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Setting the Serial Interface Parameters
Interface Type
PARALL INTERFACE
SERIAL INTERFACE
↑
↑
SERIAL INTERFACE
→
SERIAL I/F 232
↓
↓
FUNCTIONS
BAUD 9600
SERIAL I/F 232
→ or ←
It is available the serial interface RS-232/C only.
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Baud Rate
SERIAL I/F 232
↑
BAUD 300
→ or ←
BAUD 600
→ or ←
BAUD 1200
→ or ←
BAUD 2400
→ or ←
BAUD 4800
→ or ←
BAUD 9600
→ or ←
BAUD 19200
→ or ←
BAUD 38400
→ or ←
BAUD 115200
→ or ←
↓
DATA BITS 8
The baud rate is selected in bits per second. The above values can be selected.
Number of Data Bits
BAUD 9600
↑
DATA BITS 8
→ or ←
DATA BITS 7
→ or ←
↓
PARITY NONE
Selection of the number of data bits: 7 or 8.
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Parity Check
DATA BITS 8
↑
PARITY NONE
→ or ←
PARITY ODD
→ or ←
PARITY EVEN
→ or ←
PARITY MARK
→ or ←
PARITY SPACE
→ or ←
↓
HANDSHAKE DTR
PARITY NONE
Data does not have a parity bit, i.e. 8 bit data are transferred and the parity
check is disabled.
PARITY ODD
Parity check is enabled for odd parity.
PARITY EVEN
Parity check is enabled for even parity.
PARITY MARK
Parity check is disabled and the transmitted parity bit is always a Mark.
PARITY SPACE
Parity check is disabled and the transmitted parity bit is always a Space.
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Handshake Protocol
PARITY NONE
↑
HANDSHAKE DTR
→ or ←
HANDSHAKE XONXOF
→ or ←
↓
CONNECTION LOCAL
HANDSHAKE DTR
The Handshake is performed using the DTR Protocol.
HANDSHAKE XONXOF
The Handshake is performed using the XON-XOFF Protocol.
Connection Type
HANDSHAKE DTR
↑
CONNECTION LOCAL
→ or ←
CONNECT. REMOTE
→ or ←
↓
INP. BUFFER 2K
Selects the connection type: local or remote.
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Input Buffer Size
CONNECTION LOCAL
↑
INP. BUFFER256
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER 2K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER12K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER32K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER64K
→ or ←
INP. BUFFER128K
→ or ←
↓
SERIAL INTERFACE
Selects the input buffer size.
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LAN Interface
The following LAN interface parameters will display only if the Ethernet 10/100 Mbit interface
is present.
This setup defines the use of the LAN interface and is structured according to the interface specific
parameters.
LAN Interface Parameters
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IP Assignment
PARALL INTERFACE
LAN INTERFACE
↑
↑
IP ASSIGN FIXED
→ or ←
↓
IP ASSIGN DHCP
→ or ←
FUNCTIONS
↓
LAN INTERFACE
→
INIT IP ADDRESS 127.000.000.000
IP ASSIGN FIXED
Assigns the static or fixed IP address.
IP ASSIGN DHCP
Assigns the dynamic IP address (DHCP protocol).
Init IP Address
IP ASSIGN FIXED
↑
INIT IP ADDRESS 000.000.000.000
→ or ←
INIT IP ADDRESS …
→ or ←
INIT IP ADDRESS 255.255.255.255
→ or ←
↓
INIT NET MASK 255.255.254.000
These values set the INIT IP address. The IP address is represented by a decimal notation where the
decimal values are divided by points in four fields. Each field ranges between 0 and 255. Use the ←
or → keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑ keys to move to the next field
(↓ to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left). The default value is 127.000.000.000.
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Init Net Mask
INIT IP ADDRESS 127.000.000.000
↑
INIT NET MASK 000.000.000.000
→ or ←
INIT NET MASK …
→ or ←
INIT NET MASK 255.255.255.255
→ or ←
↓
DEF. GATEWAY ID 000.000.000.000
These values set the INIT net mask number. This number is represented by a decimal notation
where the decimal values are divided by points in four fields. Each field ranges between 0 and
255. Use the ← or → keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑ keys to move
to the next field (↓ to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left). The default value is
255.255.254.000.
ID Default Gateway
INIT NET MASK 255.255.254.000
↑
DEF. GATEWAY ID 000.000.000.000
→ or ←
DEF. GATEWAY ID …
→ or ←
DEF. GATEWAY ID 255.255.255.255
→ or ←
↓
INIT HOST NAME CMP_xxxxxx
These values set the ID default gateway number. This number is represented by a decimal notation
where the decimal values are divided by points in four fields. Each field ranges between 0 and 255.
Use the ← or → keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑ keys to move to the
next field (↓ to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left).
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Init Host Name
DEF. GATEWAY ID 000.000.000.000
↑
INIT HOST NAME ……………
→ or ←
PROGRAM key
↓
INIT WORKGROUP CMP_GROUP
The host is identified by a name. This function allows to create the name of the init host using a 14character string. Use the ← or → keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑
keys to move to the next field (↓ to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left). Press the PROGRAM
key to save the selected init host name. The default name is CMP_xxxxxx.
Init Workgroup Name
INIT HOST NAME CMP_xxxxxx
↑
INIT WORKGROUP ……………
→ or ←
PROGRAM key
↓
SMTP ENABL. NO
The workgroup is identified by a name. This function allows to create the name of the workgroup
using a 14-character string. Use the ← or → keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and
the ↓ or ↑ keys to move to the next field (↓ to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left). Press the
PROGRAM key to save the selected init workgroup name. The default name is workgroup.
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Enable/Disable the SMTP Service
INIT WORKGROUP workgroup
↑
→ or ←
SMTP ENABL. NO
SMTP ENABL. YES
↓
↓
LAN INTERFACE
MAIL SERV.ADDRES 000.000.000.000
SMTP ENABL. NO
Disables the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) service, that is disables
the reception/transfer/error service of the e-mail.
SMTP ENABL. YES
Enables the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) service, that is enables
the reception/transfer/error service of the e-mail.
Mail Server Address
This item is displayed only if the SMTP ENABL. function is selected in YES.
SMTP ENABL. YES
↑
MAIL SERV.ADDRES 000.000.000.000
→ or ←
MAIL SERV.ADDRES …
→ or ←
MAIL SERV.ADDRES 255.255.255.255
→ or ←
↓
EMAIL ADDRESS 000.000.000.000
These values set the mail server address. This number is represented by a decimal notation where the
decimal values are divided by points in four fields. Each field ranges between 0 and 255. Use the ← or
→ keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑ keys to move to the next field (↓
to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left).
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E-mail Address
This item is displayed only if the SMTP ENABL. function is selected YES.
MAIL SERV.ADDRES 000.000.000.000
↑
EMAIL ADDRESS xxxxxxxxxxx
→ or ←
↓
SENDER ADDRESS xxxxxxxxxxx
This function allows to write the e-mail address where you can notify the failures. Use the ← or →
keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑ keys to move to the next field (↓ to
move to the right and ↑ to move to the left). Press the PROGRAM key to save the e-mail address.
Sender Address
This item is displayed only if the SMTP ENABL. function is selected YES.
EMAIL ADDRESS xxxxxxxxxxx
↑
SENDER ADDRESS xxxxxxxxxxx
→ or ←
↓
LAN INTERFACE
This function identifies the address of the sender’s e-mail using a string of characters. Use the ← or
→ keys to increase or decrease the values in one field and the ↓ or ↑ keys to move to the next field (↓
to move to the right and ↑ to move to the left). Press the PROGRAM key to save the sender’s e-mail
address.
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Functions
This item groups various printer functions, with which you can configure the printer.
Functions Group Parameters
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Setting the Functions Group Items
Enable/Disable the Buzzer
SERIAL INTERFACE (*)
or
LAN INTERFACE (**)
FUNCTIONS
↑
↑
BUZZER YES
→ or ←
↓
BUZZER NO
→ or ←
RETURN TO MFG: NO
↓
FUNCTIONS
→
SEQUENCE NONE
Enable or disables the buzzer.
(*) If Serial Interface is present.
(**) If LAN Interface is present.
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Paper Loading Sequence
BUZZER YES
↑
SEQUENCE NONE
→ or ←
SEQ. F1+F2 PUSH
→ or ←
↓
120 DPI
BAR CODE
These items are displayed only if the accessories to which they refer are installed.
SEQUENCE NONE
The paper is fed only through the path selected by operator panel.
SEQ. F1+F2 PUSH
The paper is fed firstly with the Front1 push tractor and successively
through the Front2 push tractor option.
Bar Code Density
SEQUENCE NONE
↑
BAR CODE 120DPI
→ or ←
BAR CODE 180DPI
→ or ←
↓
TEXT DIRECT BI
Selects the bar code print density: 120 or 180 dpi.
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Text Print Direction
BAR CODE 120DPI
↑
TEXT DIRECT BI
→ or ←
TEXT DIRECT UNI
→ or ←
↓
GRAPH DIRECT BI
Selects the print direction for text: bidirectional or unidirectional.
Graphics Print Direction
TEXT DIRECT BI
↑
GRAPH DIRECT BI
→ or ←
GRAPH DIRECT UNI
→ or ←
↓
BARCODES DIR. UNI
Selects the print direction for graphics: bidirectional or unidirectional.
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Bar Codes Print Direction
GRAPH DIRECT BI
↑
BARCODES DIR. BI
→ or ←
BARCODES DIR. UNI
→ or ←
↓
GRAPH H.S. YES
Selects the print direction for bar codes: bidirectional or unidirectional.
Graphics Printing Speed Selection
BARCODES DIR. UNI
↑
GRAPH H.S. NO
→ or ←
GRAPH H.S. YES
→ or ←
↓
P. ON PATH MACRO
GRAPH H.S. NO
Selects graphics printing (bit image data) at normal speed.
GRAPH H.S. YES
Selects graphics printing (bit image data) at high speed.
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Paper Path at Power-On
GRAPH H.S. YES
↑
P. ON PATH MACRO
→ or ←
P. ON PATH LAST
→ or ←
↓
MENU ENGLISH
P. ON PATH MACRO
The paper path at power-on is the one from the default Macro.
P. ON PATH LAST
The paper path at power-on is the last one that was selected before the printer
was powered off.
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Selection of the Language of the Display Messages
P. ON PATH MACRO
↑
MENU ENGLISH
→ or ←
MENU ITALIANO
→ or ←
MENU FRANCAIS
→ or ←
MENU ESPANOL
→ or ←
MENUE DEUTSCH
→ or ←
↓
F1 JAM SENS. Y
These items are self explaining.
See also “Selecting the Display Language” before in this manual.
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Enable/Disable Lower Tractor Jam Sensor
MENU ENGLISH
↑
F1 JAM SENS. Y
→ or ←
F1 JAM SENS. N
→ or ←
↓
F2 JAM SENS. Y
or
TEAR ADJUST:xxx
F1 JAM SENS. Y
Enables the paper jam sensor located in the 6 pin Front1 push tractor option.
F1 JAM SENS. N
Disables the paper jam sensor located in the 6 pin Front1 push tractor option.
Enable/Disable Upper Tractor Jam Sensor
This item is displayed only if the Front2 push tractor option is installed.
F1 JAM SENS. Y
↑
F2 JAM SENS. Y
→ or ←
F2 JAM SENS. N
→ or ←
↓
TEAR ADJUST: xxx
F2 JAM SENS. Y
Enables the paper jam sensor located in the 6 pin Front2 push tractor option.
F2 JAM SENS. N
Disables the paper jam sensor located in the 6 pin Front2 push tractor option.
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Adjusting the Tear-Off Position
F2 JAM SENS. Y
or
F1 JAM SENS. Y
or
MENU ENGLISH
↑
TEAR ADJUST: +30
→ or ←
TEAR ADJUST: ...
→ or ←
TEAR ADJUST: -390
→ or ←
↓
FUNCTIONS
TEAR ADJUST: xxx
These values adjust the distance between the Tear-Off Perforation and
the Tear-Off Bar. The values correspond to 1/180 inch units, i.e. the
tuning ranges between +1/6 and -13/6 inch. 0 is the default value.
See also “How to Use the Tear-Off Function”, later in this Chapter.
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Resetting to Factory Default Values
With the BACK TO MFG function it is possible to reset all items in the Power On Configuration Setup
and in the Program Setup to their factory default values. This may be useful if you do not remember
the values you set in the setups, or because you simply changed you mind about the settings you
have just done. The default values for the setup items are indicated in bold.
FUNCTIONS
↑
BACK TO MFG: NO
→ or ←
BACK TO MFG: YES
↓ or PROG
PRINT OUT ?
If you want to select BACK TO MFG: YES, you have to exit from this item using the ↑ or the ↓ key, in
order to confirm the selection of this value.
At this point, the Power On Configuration Setup procedure is finished. If you exit pressing the ↓ and
the PROGRAM key, the new settings will be saved.
Do not power off the printer before all data have been written into the NVM and the printer has
returned online.
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Program Setup
The default values of the various functions are indicated in bold.
Entering the Program Setup
Press the PROGRAM key when the printer is turned on and is offline or online without printing. The
following message will be displayed:
PRINT OUT? NO
The figure in the following page shows the structure and how to move inside the Program Setup.
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Main Structure
Print out? No
Print out? Yes
User Macro
Macro # 1
Line sp. 6 lpi
...
…
Macro # 4
Line sp. ...
MACRO PARAMETER BLOCK
Next Macro? No
Config. Menu No
Config. Menu Yes
Hex Dump No
Hex Dump Yes
Next Macro? Yes
Parall. Interface
Serial Interface
LAN Interface
CONFIGURATION MENU BLOCK
The items define the following parameters:
• Four user macros
• The direct access to the Power-On Configuration
• Hexadecimal printout
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Printout of the Printer Settings
PRINT OUT? NO
→ or ← PRINT OUT? YES
↓
USER MACRO
PRINT OUT? NO
The setup is not printed.
PRINT OUT? YES
The printer setup is printed. The printout starts as soon as you select this value.
NOTE: The Program setup printout indicates:
• the currently selected values,
• the current selected macro is marked with the #x# symbols (USER MACRO #x#),
• the current firmware release.
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User Macro
The USER MACRO item allows to prepare four printing environments (MACRO#1, MACRO#2, MACRO#3
and MACRO#4). Each macro is composed of a group of parameters which define a configuration that
can then be recalled to easily set the printer for four printing environments.
Selection of the User Macro
PRINT OUT? NO
USER MACRO
↓
↑
MACRO#1
→ or ←
↓
MACRO#2
→ or ←
CONFIG MENU NO
MACRO#3
→ or ←
MACRO#4
→ or ←
USER MACRO
→
↓
LINE SP. 6 LPI
Selection of the macro for which you intend to set the parameters.
When a new macro is selected and the fanfold paper is present in the paper path set in the
previous macro, it will be automatically parked (TEAR IF NECESS/PARK PAPER is displayed). Tear
off this fanfold paper and press PARK key.
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User Macro Parameters
User macro
Macro #1
Macro #2
Macro #3
Macro #4
Line sp. 6 lpi
Line s p. ...
Line Sp. Lock No
Line Sp. Lock Yes
Length 66 Lines
Length ...
Top of Form 0
Top of Form …
Ignore F.F. No
Ignore F.F. Yes
Skipover 0
Skipover …
Draft Mode Norm
Draft Mode …
Quality LQ
Quality NLQ
Font Draft
Font …
Pitch 10 cpi
Pitch …
15&24 cpi Normal
15&24 cpi Micro
Pitch Lock No
Pitch Lock Yes
Left Margin 0
Left Margin …
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Line Spacing
MACRO#1
↑
MACRO#1
→
LINE SP. 6 LPI
→ or ←
LINE SP. 8 LPI
→ or ←
LINE SP. 12 LPI
→ or ←
LINE SP. 3L/30MM
→ or ←
LINE SP. 4L/30MM
→ or ←
LINE SP. 6L/30MM
→ or ←
LINE SP. 8L/30MM
→ or ←
LINE SP.12L/30MM
→ or ←
↓
LINE SP. LOCK NO
These values define the line spacing in lines/inch (6, 8, 12) or in lines per 30 mm (3, 4, 6, 8, 12).
Line Spacing Lock
LINE SP. 6 LPI
↑
LINE SP. LOCK NO
→ or ←
LINE SP. LOCK YES
→ or ←
↓
LENGTH xxx
LINE SP. LOCK NO
Setting this item, the value set for vertical spacing can be changed by software
or operator panel.
LINE SP. LOCK YES
Setting this item, the value set for vertical spacing cannot be changed by
software but only by operator panel.
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Page Length
LINE SP. LOCK NO
↑
LENGTH 1 LINE
→ or ←
LENGTH ... LINES
→ or ←
LENGTH 244 LINES
→ or ←
↓
TOP OF FORM 0
These items set the page length for fanfold paper in number of lines depending on the current
vertical spacing. Default value is 66 lines.
Top of Form
LENGTH xx
↑
TOP OF FORM 0
→ or ←
TOP OF FORM …
→ or ←
TOP OF FORM xxx
→ or ←
↓
IGNORE F.F. NO
These items set the top of form. The values range between 0 and the page length - 1.
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Form Feed (FF) Command
TOP OF FORM 0
↑
IGNORE F.F. NO
→ or ←
IGNORE F.F. YES
→ or ←
↓
SKIPOVER 0
IGNORE F.F. NO
IGNORE F.F. YES
The Form Feed (FF) command is always executed.
The Form Feed (FF) command is ignored when the paper is in the top of form
(TOF) position. A Form Feed can be performed if the LOAD/FF key is pressed.
Skip Over Perforation
IGNORE F.F. NO
↑
SKIPOVER 0
→ or ←
SKIPOVER …
→ or ←
SKIPOVER xxx
→ or ←
↓
DRAFT MODE NORM
These items set the skipover perforation. The values range between 0 and the page length - 1.
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Draft Print Mode Selection
SKIPOVER 0
↑
DRAFT MODE NORM
→ or ←
DRAFT MODE BEST
→ or ←
DRAFT MODE HS
→ or ←
↓
QUALITY LQ
DRAFT MODE NORM The printer performs the draft printing at normal speed.
DRAFT MODE BEST
The printer performs the draft printing at low speed to obtain better quality
printing.
DRAFT MODE HS
The printer performs the draft printing at high speed.
Quality Print Mode Selection
DRAFT MODE NORM
↑
QUALITY LQ
→ or ←
QUALITY NLQ
→ or ←
↓
FONT Draft
QUALITY LQ
The printer performs the Letter Quality printing.
QUALITY NLQ
The printer performs the Near Letter Quality printing.
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Font Selection
QUALITY LQ
↑
FONT Draft
→ or ←
FONT Courier
→ or ←
FONT OCR-B
→ or ←
FONT Gothic
→ or ←
FONT Prestige
→ or ←
FONT Present
→ or ←
FONT OCR-A
→ or ←
FONT Script
→ or ←
↓
PITCH 10 CPI
Selects the fonts. OCR-A is displayed only if a non proportional pitch has been selected.
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Pitch Selection
FONT Draft
↑
PITCH 5 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 6 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 7.5 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 8.5 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 10 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 12 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 15 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 17.1 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 20 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH 24 CPI
→ or ←
PITCH PROP
→ or ←
↓
15&24CPI NORMAL
These items set the horizontal spacing in characters per inch. The PITCH PROP item sets
proportional character spacing.
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Micro Dot Print Mode
PITCH 10 CPI
↑
15&24CPI NORMAL
→ or ←
15&24CPI MICRO
→ or ←
↓
PITCH LOCK NO
The print matrix uses 8 x 8 dots only if the horizontal spacing is 15 or 24 cpi
(micro mode).
15&24CPI NORMAL The print matrix uses 12 x12 dots (normal mode).
15&24CPI MICRO
Pitch Lock
15&24CPI NORMAL
↑
PITCH LOCK NO
→ or ←
PITCH LOCK YES
→ or ←
↓
LEFT MARGIN 0
PITCH LOCK NO
PITCH LOCK YES
Setting this item, the pitch can be changed by software or operator panel.
Setting this item, the pitch can be changed ONLY by operator panel.
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Left Margin
PITCH LOCK NO
↑
LEFT MARGIN 0
→ or ←
LEFT MARGIN ...
→ or ←
LEFT MARGIN xxx
→ or ←
↓
RIGHT MARGIN 136
The Left Margin is set in number of columns (depending on the current pitch) starting from the
physical left edge.
Right Margin
LEFT MARGIN 0
↑
RIGHT MARGIN. 2
→ or ←
RIGHT MARGIN. ...
→ or ←
RIGHT MARGIN. xxx
→ or ←
↓
SLASH ZERO NO
The Right Margin is set in number of columns (depending on the current pitch) starting from the
physical left edge. The default value is 136.
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Zero Character Printing
RIGHT MARGIN 136
↑
SLASH ZERO NO
→ or ←
SLASH ZERO YES
→ or ←
↓
PATH FRONT 1
You can select the Zero character printing with or without a slash.
Paper Path Selection
This function defines the default paper path for the current macro. Paper Path selection depends
upon the printer model and the installed options.
SLASH ZERO NO
↑
PATH FRONT 1
→ or ←
PATH FRONT 2
→ or ←
↓
TEAR NORMAL
PATH FRONT 1
Paper loading with the Front1 push tractor (low position).
PATH FRONT 2
Paper loading with the Front2 push tractor (up position). This item is displayed only if
the Front2 push tractor option is installed.
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Tear-Off Mode
PATH FRONT 1
↑
TEAR NORMAL
→ or ←
TEAR AUTOMATIC
→ or ←
LABEL
→ or ←
TEAR NO
→ or ←
↓
TEAR DELAY 1
TEAR NORMAL
The Tear-Off Function is performed pressing the TEAR key when the printer is
offline.
TEAR AUTOMATIC
When the printer is not receiving any data, the paper is moved to the Tear-Off
position. It is returned to the Tear-Off position as soon as it receives printing
data.
LABELS
This item must be set when printing on labels, in order to avoid paper jams.
The paper does not execute any backward movement. When pressing the PARK
key, the paper is ejected.
TEAR NO
The paper does not execute any backward movement.
See also “How to Use the Tear-Off Function” and “How to Handle the Paper Parking” later in this
chapter.
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Tear Delay Mode
TEAR NORMAL
↑
TEAR DELAY 1
→ or ←
TEAR DELAY …
→ or ←
TEAR DELAY 5
→ or ←
↓
STRONG IMPACT
This item defines the time that printer uses to move paper to the Tear-Off position in automatic tear
mode. The range of the tear delay is between 1 and 5 seconds. The default value is 1 sec.
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Print Impact Strength
TEAR DELAY 1
↑
STRONG IMPACT
→ or ←
SOFT IMPACT
→ or ←
↓
PERFOR. SAFE NO
STRONG IMPACT
The impact strength of the print head is set for printing on multicopy paper.
SOFT IMPACT
The impact strength of the print head is set for printing few copies.
The printing noise is reduced.
Paper Perforation
This function allows to move the print head aside the paper when the fanfold paper perforation passes
between the mylar and the print bar, to facilitate paper movement on critical forms.
STRONG IMPACT
↑
PERFOR. SAFE NO
→ or ←
PERFOR. SAFE YES
→ or ←
↓
QUIET PRINT OFF
The function is disabled. The print head remains in its position, when the
perforation of the paper passes.
PERFOR. SAFE YES The function is enabled. The print head is moved aside, when the perforation
passes.
PERFOR. SAFE NO
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Quiet Printing
PERFOR. SAFE NO
↑
QUIET PRINT OFF
→ or ←
QUIET PRINT ON
→ or ←
↓
AUTOGAP 0
QUIET PRINT OFF
The function is disabled. Printing at normal noise level.
QUIET PRINT ON
The function is enabled. Printing at reduced noise level.
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Adjusting the Distance of the Print Head
QUIET PRINT OFF
↑
AUTOGAP -5
→ or ←
AUTOGAP ...
→ or ←
AUTOGAP +3
→ or ←
MANUAL GAP
→ or ←
FIXED GAP 0.3
→ or ←
FIXED GAP ...
→ or ←
FIXED GAP 9.3
→ or ←
↓
TUNING: HORIZ 0
AUTOGAP xxx
Selecting one of these values sensing the paper thickness. Negative values reduce
the distance between the print head and the paper. Default value is AUTOGAP 0.
MANUAL GAP
Selecting this item, the print head must be adjusted manually.
FIXED GAP xxx
Selecting one of these values the printer adjusts the print head gap to a fixed
distance.
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Horizontal Character Tuning
AUTOGAP 0
↑
TUNING: HORIZ 0
→ or ←
TUNING: HORIZ ...
→ or ←
TUNING: HORIZ 60
→ or ←
↓
TUNING: VERT 0
These values adjust the distance between the left paper margin and the first print character. The
values correspond to 1/120 inch units, i.e. the tuning ranges between 0 and 0.5 inch.
Vertical Character Tuning
TUNING: HORIZ 0
↑
TUNING: VERT. -30
→ or ←
TUNING: VERT. ...
→ or ←
TUNING: VERT. 360
→ or ←
↓
MACRO -> MFG NO
These values adjust the distance between the top paper margin and the first printable line. The
values correspond to 1/180 inch units, i.e. the tuning ranges between -1/6 and 2 inch. 0 is the default
value.
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Resetting the Macro Parameters to the Factory Defaults
TUNING: VERT. 0
↑
MACRO -> MFG NO
→ or ←
MACRO -> MFG YES
→ or ←
↓
NEXT MACRO? NO
MACRO -> MFG NO
The new values set for the macro parameters will be the used.
MACRO -> MFG YES The values set for the macro parameters will be reset to their factory defaults.
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Selecting Another Macro
MACRO -> MFG NO
↑
NEXT MACRO? NO
↓
CONFIG MENU NO
→ or ←
NEXT MACRO? YES
↓
MACRO#1
To pass over to another macro, select NEXT MACRO YES. Pressing the ↓ or ↑ key the item MACRO#1 is
displayed, then press the → key to pass over to MACRO#2 (MACRO CHANGING is displayed).
When passing over from one macro to another, the fanfold paper loaded from the paper path,
selected in the previous macro, will be automatically parked (TEAR IF NECESS/PARK PAPER is
displayed). Tear off this fanfold paper and press PARK key.
You can now set the parameters for MACRO#2 as described above. In this way you prepare the
second printing environment. Passing over from one macro to the other then sets two different
printing environments.
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Passing over to the Power-On Configuration
At this point of the setup, it is possible to pass over to the Power On Configuration functions setting.
NEXT MACRO NO
↑
CONFIG MENU NO
→ or ← CONFIG MENU YES
↓
↓
HEX DUMP NO
EMUL. OPTIONS
These items are self-explaining.
Hexadecimal Dump
CONFIG MENU NO
↑
HEX DUMP NO
→ or ← HEX DUMP YES
↓
STORE? QUIT
If you select HEX DUMP YES, press the PROGRAM key to set this item. The hexadecimal printing
continues, until the HEX DUMP NO item is selected, entering again into the Program Setup.
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Storing the values
HEX DUMP NO
↑
STORE? QUIT
→ or ←
STORE? SAVE
→ or ←
STORE? CURRENT
→ or ←
PROG
EXIT
STORE? QUIT
This setting does not save any of the new values set. The values set previously
will be used.
STORE? SAVE
The values set are stored permanently (in the NVM) and will be used until they
are changed by the operator.
STORE? CURRENT The values set are valid until the printer is turned off. When you turn the printer
on again, the values set in the preceding setup will be used.
At this point the Program Configuration Setup is finished. You exit pressing the PROGRAM key.
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ANSI Emulation
The following items appear only when the ANSI emulation has been selected.
ANSI Character Sets
EMULATION ANSI
↑
CHAR SET CS1
CHAR SET CS2
→ or ←
→ or ←
↓
CH.TAB CODE 437
CHAR SET CS1
The printer uses the CS1 character set.
CHAR SET CS2
The printer uses the CS2 character set.
ANSI Code Pages
CHAR. SET CS2
↑
CH.TAB CODE437
CH.TAB …
CH.TAB CODE 850
→ or ←
→ or ←
→ or ←
↓
NATION USA
The following code pages are available:
CODE 437
CODE 863
ISO 4
TURKISH
CP 1251
CODE 850
CODE 864
ISO 5
CP 437G
CP 1252
CODE 851
CODE 865
ISO 6
ROMAN-8
CP 1253
CODE 852
CODE 866
ISO 7
KAMENICKY
CP 1254
CODE 853
CODE 867
ISO 8
CWI
CP 1255
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CODE 855
ISO 1
ISO 9
IN2
CP 1256
CODE 858
ISO 2
ISO 15
CODE 864E
CP 1257
CODE 860
ISO 3
MAZOWIA
CP1250
BULGAR
ANSI Code Pages
CH.TAB.. CODE437
↑
NATION USA
→ or ←
NATION …
→ or ←
NATION CYRILLIC
→ or ←
↓
RIS ENABLE YES
The following code pages are available:
USA
SPAIN
SWE/FIN D
GERMANY
DAN/NOR A
SWISS
FRANCE A
DAN/NOR B
YUGOSLAV
FRANCE B FREN/CANA DUTCH
DAN/NOR C DAN/NOR D SWE/FIN A
UK A
TURKEY
GREEK
ITALY
SWE/FIN B
CYRILLIC
UK
SWE/FIN C
Reset Enable
NATION USA
↑
RIS ENABLE YES
→ or ←
RIS ENABLE NO
→ or ←
↓
RIS ENABLE YES
If the printer receives a command (ESC c) from the host to reset the printer, then the printer
will (YES) or will not (NO) reset the current configuration to the power-up configuration.
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SI/SO Control
RIS ENABLE YES
↑
SI/SO CTL YES
→ or ←
SI/SO CTL NO
→ or ←
↓
AUTO CR YES
If the printer receives a command (SI or SO) from the host to enable or disable the special
modes (oversize, expanded and bar code modes), then the printer will (YES) or will not (NO)
respond to the <SI> and <SO> commands based upon your selection.
Auto Carriage Return
SI/SO CTL YES
↑
AUTO CR YES
→ or ←
AUTO CR NO
→ or ←
↓
PRIME ON DEL YES
If the printer receives a command (LF) from the host to perform a line feed then the printer
will (YES) or will not (NO) append a carriage return based upon your selection.
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Prime on Delete
AUTO CR YES
↑
PRIME ON DEL YES
→ or ←
PRIME ON DEL NO
→ or ←
↓
CONTRL IN DG YES
If the printer receives a command (DEL) from the host, then the printer will (YES) or will not
(NO) perform a prime (reset) based upon your selection.
Control Codes in Dot Graphics
PRIME ON DEL YES
↑
CONTRL IN DG YES
→ or ←
CONTRL IN DG NO
→ or ←
↓
CONTRL IN DG YES
If the printer receives a control code from the host while in dot graphics mode, then the
printer will (YES) or will not (NO) respond to the particular control code based upon your
selection.
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Vertical Expansion
CONTRL IN DG YES
↑
EXPAND UP YES
→ or ←
EXPAND UP NO
→ or ←
↓
ALT GRAPHICS YES
This setting defines the vertical expansion from the baseline up (YES) or from the top line down
(NO).
ALT Graphics
EXPAND UP YES
↑
ALT GRAPHICS YES
→ or ←
ALT GRAPHICS NO
→ or ←
↓
8 BIT CTRL YES
If is selected N: the 6-bit graphics horizontal densities are multiplies of 72.
If is selected Y: the 6-bit graphics horizontal densities are multiplies of 60.
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8-bit Control
ALT GRAPHICS YES
↑
8 BIT CTRL YES
→ or ←
8 BIT CTRL NO
→ or ←
↓
S/SUB SCRIPT YES
If the printer receives a control code command (80H to 9FH) whose eighth data bit is set, and
the character set is selected, then the printer will (YES) or will not (NO) respond to the
particular code based upon your selection.
Superscript/Subscript Character Enable
8 BIT CTRL YES
↑
S/SUB SCRIPT YES
→ or ←
S/SUB SCRIPT NO
→ or ←
↓
ESC+CTR CODE YES
The printer will (YES) or will not (NO) respond to ESC [2 m and ESC [3 m commands.
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ESC+Control Code
S/SUB SCRIPT YES
↑
ESC+ CTR CODE YES
→ or ←
ESC+ CTR CODE NO
→ or ←
↓
VT NOT SET YES
In this setting the control codes embedded within escape sequence are valid (YES) or ignored
(NO). In both cases, the escape sequence will be valid.
VT Code
ESC+ CTR CODE YES
↑
VT NOT SET YES
→ or ←
VT NOT SET NO
→ or ←
↓
DOUBLE LF YES
In this setting the VT code received without tab set will yield line feed (YES) or will be ignored
(NO).
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Double Line Feed
VT NOT SET YES
↑
DOUBLE LF YES
→ or ←
DOUBLE LF NO
→ or ←
↓
DOUBLE LF YES
If the printer receives a command (LF) from the host to execute a line feed, then the printer
will (Y) or will not (N) also perform double line feed based upon your selection.
Automatic Wrap
DOUBLE LF YES
↑
AUTO WRAP YES
→ or ←
AUTO WRAP NO
→ or ←
↓
CLEAR MARGIN YES
If the printer receives printable data from the host, and such data exceeds the current line
length (right margin), then the printer will (Y) or will not (N) continue to print the remaining
data on the following line based upon your selection.
If you disable auto wrap by selecting N, then the data beyond the right margin is discarded up
to the next line terminator.
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Clear Margin
AUTO WRAP YES
↑
CLEAR MARGIN YES
→ or ←
CLEAR MARGIN NO
→ or ←
↓
BACKOP NINE
Clears (Y) or preserves (N) top and bottom margins on form length changes.
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Backup Option
CLEAR MARGIN YES
↑
BACKUP NONE
→ or ←
BACKUP BC
→ or ←
BACKUP OS
→ or ←
BACKUP BOTH
→ or ←
↓
GUARD BAR YES
BC
The printer will return the print head to the vertical position established before turning on
Barcode modes at the completion of printing of the current barcode symbol.
OS
The printer will return the print head to the vertical position established before turning on
Oversize modes at the completion of printing of the current barcode symbol.
BOTH
The printer will return the print head to the vertical position established before turning on both
Barcode and Oversize modes at the completion of printing of the current barcode symbol.
NONE
The print head will remain in the vertical and horizontal position active at the completion of
printing of the selected symbol.
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Barcode Guard Bar Enable
BACKUP NONE
↑
GUARD BAR YES
→ or ←
GUARD BAR NO
→ or ←
↓
EMUL. OPTIONS
The printer will (Y) or will not (N) include left, right and center Guard bars of the barcode
styles which use Guard bars based upon your selection. The Guard bars extend into the
human readable line of the barcode symbol when it is enabled.
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How to Select the Paper Path
The paper can be loaded into the printer using different paper paths. The messages indicating the
paper paths are shown depending upon the printer model and if the corresponding loading device is
installed on the printer.
Proceed as follows:
1. Press the ON LINE key to put the printer offline (ON LINE indicator unlit).
2. Press the PATH key, according to the installed devices the following messages are displayed:
LOAD FRONT 1
For the paper path using the Front1 push tractor.
LOAD FRONT 2
For the paper path using the Front2 push tractor option.
• To load fanfold paper go to “Loading Paper Using the Front1 Tractor”, “Loading Paper Using
the Front2 Tractor”. When a new paper path is selected, the paper loaded in the printer is
automatically parked.
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How to Use the Tear-Off Function
This function is used to match the paper perforation with the tear-off bar. For this function the
following values must be set:
Selection of the Paper Size
1. Press the PROGRAM key when the printer is disabled or enabled without printing to enter the
Program Setup.
2. Press the ↓ key and the following message appears:
USER MACRO
3. Press the → key to select the macro for which you want to set the paper size (MACRO#1, MACRO#2,
MACRO#3 or MACRO#4).
4. Once the desired macro is displayed press the ↓ key until the following parameter is displayed:
LENGTH xx
5. Press the → or ← key until the desired page size is displayed.
6. Press again the PROGRAM key to exit the setup and set the new value.
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Adjusting the Tear-Off Position
To check the Tear-Off Position proceed as follows:
1. Check if the paper perforation matches the tear-off bar on the printer.
2. To move manually the paper to the Tear-Off position, press the TEAR key when the printer is
enabled without printing (TEAR NORMAL function selected YES in the Program Setup).
You can leave the manual tear off function by pressing again the TEAR key.
If it does not:
1. Turn the printer off and press the PROGRAM key and hold it pressed while powering on the printer
until the RELEASE KEYS message is displayed to enter the Power-On Configuration.
2. Press the ↓ key until the following message appears:
FUNCTIONS
3. Press the → key to enter and then press the ↓ until the following message is displayed:
TEAR ADJUST xxx
4. Press the → or ← key to scroll the values of this function.
The values below 0 move the tear-off position downwards, values above 0 move the paper
upwards. The values can be set between +30 and -390 at 1/180 inches (from +1/6 to -13/6 inches).
5. When the desired value is displayed, press the PROGRAM key.
6. Press the PROGRAM key to save and exit from the setup.
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Selection of the Tear-Off Mode
It is now possible to select the Tear-Off Mode.
1. Press the PROGRAM key when the printer is disabled or enabled without printing to enter the
Program Setup.
2. Press the ↓ key. The following message is displayed:
USER MACRO
3. Press the → key to select the macro for which you want to set the tear-off mode (MACRO#1,
MACRO#2, MACRO#3 or MACRO#4).
4. Press the ↓ key, until the following message is displayed:
TEAR NORMAL
Pressing the → or ← key it is now possible to decide how to execute the tear off function:
TEAR NORMAL
Pressing the TEAR key the paper is moved to the tear-off position.
Pressing again the TEAR key to exit from the tear-off mode, the paper is
moved to the printing position.
TEAR AUTOMATIC If the printer is not receiving data, the paper is moved automatically to the
tear position.
LABEL
The TEAR key is disabled for the tear-off function. This selection is useful
when printing on labels. Pressing the PARK key, the printer ejects the paper
toward the back of the printer.
TEAR NO
The tear-off function is disabled.
5. Press the PROGRAM key to exit the setup.
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How to Lock/Unlock the Printer Setups
To prevent not expertise persons changing the printer setup parameters, it is possible to lock/unlock
the access to the printer setups as follows:
• Press ON LINE, MACRO and TEAR keys at the same time and keep them pressed while
powering the printer on until the display shows RELEASE KEYS message. As soon as these
keys are released, the following messages will be displayed:
then,
STARTING UP
10300 ver. x.xxx
then,
LOCKED MENU
Now the access to the printer setups is locked. If the PROGRAM key is pressed, the LOCKED MENU
message is displayed (the PROGRAM key is disabled).
• If you decide to unlock the printer setup, turn the printer off, then press the ON LINE, MACRO
and TEAR keys at the same time and keep them pressed while powering the printer on again
until the display shows RELEASE KEYS message. As soon as these keys are released, the
following messages will be displayed:
then,
STARTING UP
10300 ver. x.xxx
then,
UNLOCKED MENU
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How to Handle the Paper Parking
According to the setting of the TEAR item in the Program Setup, the paper parking procedure is
performed in different ways. See the following description:
If TEAR NO is selected:
•
•
TEAR NO
When the paper is positioned at the first
printable line and the paper path is changed
(changing the Macro or pressing the PATH key)
or the PARK key is pressed, the printer
performs automatically the parking procedure.
If at least one line has been printed, or the
paper has been fed forward at least 1 line and
the paper path is changed (changing the Macro
or pressing the PATH key) or the PARK key is
pressed, the display shows TEAR
IF
NECESS./PARK PAPER.
If the paper to be parked is longer than 18"
tear it off and press the PARK key again to
perform the parking procedure.
1st printable line
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
PARKING
Other paper position
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
TEAR IF NECESS.
PARK PAPER
PARK
PARKING
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If TEAR NORMAL is selected:
•
•
•
When the paper is positioned at the
first printable line and the paper
path is changed (changing the
Macro or pressing the PATH key) or
the PARK key is pressed, the
printer performs automatically the
parking procedure.
If at least one line has been
printed, or the paper has been fed
forward at least 1 line and the
paper path is changed (changing
the Macro or pressing the PATH
key) or the PARK key is pressed,
the paper is moved to the tear-off
position and the display shows
TEAR IF NECESS./PARK PAPER.
If the paper to be parked is longer
than 18" tear it off and press the
PARK key again to perform the
parking procedure.
TEAR NORMAL
1st printable line
Other paper position
Print job
TEAR
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
PARKING
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
Paper is moved to
tear-off position
TEAR IF NECESS.
PARK PAPER
When the paper is positioned in the
tear-off position after pressing the
TEAR key, if you press the PARK
key
the
printer
performs
automatically
the
parking
procedure.
PARK
PARKING
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Paper is moved to
tear-off position
PARK
PARKING
If TEAR AUTOMATIC is selected:
•
•
•
When the paper is positioned at the
first printable line and the paper path
is changed (changing the Macro or
pressing the PATH key) or the PARK key
is pressed, the printer performs
automatically the parking procedure.
If at least one line has been printed, or
the paper has been fed forward at least
1 line and the paper path is changed
(changing the Macro or pressing the
PATH key) or the PARK key is pressed,
the paper is moved to the tear position,
the display shows TEAR IF NECESS./
PARK PAPER. If the paper to be parked
is longer than 18" tear it off and press
the PARK key again to perform the
parking procedure.
TEAR AUTOMATIC
1st printable line
Other paper position
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
PARKING
Paper moved to
tear-off position
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
Paper moved to
tear-off position
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
If at least one line has been printed, or
the paper has been fed forward at least
1 line and the paper path is changed
(changing the Macro or pressing the
PATH key) or the PARK key is pressed
when the paper is already in the tear
position,
the
printer
performs
automatically the parking procedure.
TEAR IF NECESS.
PARK PAPER
PARK
PARKING
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PARKING
If LABEL is selected:
•
•
LABEL
When the paper is positioned at the
first printable line and the paper path
is changed (changing the Macro or
pressing the PATH key), or the PARK
key
is
pressed
the
printer
automatically ejects the paper towards
the rear of the printer.
1st printable line
If at least one line has been printed, or
the paper has been fed forward at least
1 line and the paper path is changed
(changing the Macro or pressing the
PATH key) or the PARK key is pressed,
the
display
shows
TEAR
IF
NECESS./EJECT PAPER. If the paper
to be ejected is longer than 18" tear it
off and press the PARK key again to
perform the paper ejection.
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
EJECTING
Other paper position
MACRO or
PATH or
PARK
TEAR IF NECESS.
EJECT PAPER
PARK
EJECTING
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If at power on the paper is already loaded in a paper path that is different to the paper path used
by the macro which is valid at power-on, independently from the setting of the TEAR function,
the display shows TEAR IF NECESS./EJECT PAPER. If the paper to be ejected is longer than
18" tear it off and press the PARK key again to perform the paper ejection.
In all the above cases the parking procedure may be interrupted pressing the ALTERNATE key.
The display shows OPER. INTERRUPTED.
If in any of the above cases you do not tear off the paper and the printer is not able to park it,
because it is too long, the display shows TEAR OFF PAPER/PARK PAPER. Tear off the paper and
press again the PARK key.
During the parking procedure the display shows PARKING. If the printer is ejecting the paper
(see LABEL selection) the display shows EJECTING.
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Paper Handling
Paper Specifications
It is important to use the correct paper for obtaining the best performance. See the information table
below:
Fanfold Paper
Loading Mode
Front1 Tractor
Front2 Tractor option
Width
76 to 432 mm
3 to 17 inches
76 to 432 mm
3 to 17 inches
Length
76 to 609 mm
3 to 24 inches
76 to 609 mm
3 to 24 inches
max. 0.635 mm
0.025 inches
max. 0.635 mm
0.025 inches
1+7
1+7
- Original
55 to 150
55 to 150
- Other sheets
45 to 75
45 to 75
- Carbon Paper
35
35
Thickness
Copies
2
Weight (g/m ):
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Fanfold Paper Loading
Loading Paper Using the Front1 Push Tractor
1. To select the Front1 push tractor paper path, press the PATH key. The display shows:
LOAD FRONT1
• If you have been using a different path, the display shows:
PATH CHANGING
• If you have been using fanfold paper in the Front2 push tractor paper path (if the Front2
push tractor option is installed), the printer automatically starts the parking procedure.
The display shows alternately:
TEAR IF NECESS.
and
PARK PAPER
• Tear off the fanfold loaded with the Front2 push tractor (if it is longer than 18 inches) and
press the PARK key. The display shows:
PARKING
followed by
LOAD FRONT1
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2. Open the Push tractors cover turning it upwards until it stops.
3. If installed, rotate the Front2 tractor
outside of the printer.
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4. Unlock the sprockets of the Front1
tractor moving the sprocket levers up.
Slide the left sprocket to the first
printing column.
For easier understanding some of the following pictures show the printer without the Front 2
tractor installed.
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5. Space the paper guides along the tractor
bar. Open the left and right sprocket
covers.
6. If installed, insert the fanfold paper
between the lower and the upper
tractor.
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7. Hold the fanfold paper in front of the
sprockets
and
insert
the
paper
perforation on the left sprocket pins and
close the sprocket cover.
8. Insert the paper on the right sprocket
pins, make sure the paper goes under the
paper sensor and close the sprocket
cover.
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9. Match the left sprocket for the first printing position, i.e. the left paper margin must match
the ninth mark on the printer cabinet.
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10. Adjust the right sprocket gently to remove slack from the paper.
Make sure the paper is not taut.
11. Lock the left and right sprockets moving the
sprocket levers up.
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12. If installed, reposition the Front2 tractor
in its initial position.
13. If your printer is installed on a table,
position the paper staple so that the paper
is freely fed into the printer.
If your printer is installed on the optional
printer cabinet, open the printer cabinet
door and lay the paper staple onto the shelf
inside the printer cabinet:
• Onto the lower shelf if you are using only
one paper staple. The paper must be fed
in front of the antistatic cable;
• Onto the upper shelf if you are going to
install a second paper staple. The paper
must be fed behind the antistatic cable.
14. Close the printer cabinet door and the
tractor area cover.
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Antistatic cable
15. a) If only the Front1 push tractor is installed:
- Press the LOAD/FF key to load the paper into the printer.
b) If both the Front1 and the Front2 push tractors are installed:
- press the LOAD/FF key to load the paper into the printer;
- press the ON LINE key, the LOAD FRONT2 message is displayed;
- press the LOAD/FF key to load the paper into the printer;
- press the ON LINE key again, the printer now is ready to print.
The printed paper is output on the rear side of the printer.
- If your printer is located on the optional printer cabinet, the printed paper is collected on
the output stacker:
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If the printer is not installed on the cabinet, make sure that there is enough space to stack
the printed paper:
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Loading Paper Using the Front2 Tractor
To load paper in this way, it is necessary to install the upper tractor. See before
“Front2 Tractor Installation” section.
1. To select the Front2 tractor paper path press the PATH key until the display shows:
LOAD FRONT2
• If you have been using a different path, the display shows:
PATH CHANGING
• If you have been using fanfold paper in the Front 1 tractor paper path, the printer
automatically starts the parking procedure. The display shows alternately.
TEAR IF NECESS. and
PARK PAPER
• Tear off the fanfold loaded with the Front 1 tractor (if it is longer than 18 inches) and
press the PARK key. The display shows:
PARKING
followed by
LOAD FRONT2
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2. Open the tractor area cover turning is upwards until it stops.
3. Unlock the Front2 tractor sprockets moving
the sprocket levers up.
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4. Space the paper guides along the
tractor bar. Open the sprocket
covers of the left and right sprocket.
5. Hold the fanfold paper in front of
the sprockets and insert the paper
perforation on the left sprocket
pins and close the sprocket cover.
6. Insert the paper on the right
sprocket pins, make sure the paper
goes under the paper sensor and
close the sprocket cover.
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7. Position the left sprocket for printing, matching the left paper margin with the eleventh
notch on the printer cabinet and lock it in place.
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8. Adjust gently the right sprocket to remove slack from the paper.
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9. Open the printer cabinet door and lay the
paper onto the lower shelf inside the printer
cabinet.
10. Close the printer cabinet door and the tractor
area cover.
11. Press the ON LINE key the following message
is displayed: LOAD FRONT2.
12. Press the LOAD/FF key to load the paper into
the printer.
13. Press the ON LINE key, now the printer is
ready to print.
The paper is ejected from the rear of the printer.
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Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Cleaning the Printer
Make sure the printer has been turned off for at least 15 minutes before starting any cleaning
operations.
Periodic cleaning will help keep your printer in top condition so that it will always provide
optimal performance.
• Use a neutral detergent or water solution on a soft cloth to clean dirt and grease from the cabinet
of the printer.
• Do not use an abrasive cloth, alcohol, paint thinner or similar agents because they may cause
discoloration and scratching.
• Be especially careful not to damage the electronic and mechanical components.
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Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off for at least 15 minutes.
Pay attention to the print head because it becomes hot during operation.
2. Open the top printer cover.
3. Slide the ribbon guide out of the print head.
The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again.
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4. Free the shifter holder pushing the tab
towards the rear and pulling the shifter
holder up.
5. Remove the used ribbon cartridge by lifting it up.
Now, you are ready to insert the new ribbon cartridge. See before “Ribbon Cartridge
Installation”.
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Printing the Self Test
If you need to know any printer setting, and to check if the printer is working well, print the selftest.
Proceed as follows:
1. Keep the ON LINE key pressed while powering on the printer until the display shows
RELEASE KEYS.
2. When you release the key, after initializing the printer starts the self-test printout.
3. To stop the self-test printing, press the ON LINE key again. The printer is offline.
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Error Handling
When an error condition occurs:
• the printer is disabled;
• the first message on the display indicates the error, while the second message gives more
details concerning the error conditions.
Press always the ON LINE key to reset the error condition.
Error Message Description
Messages
Indication
Solution
A.G.A NOT OPER
ADJUST THE GAP
The automatic gap
adjustment (A.G.A) is not
enabled.
Press the ON LINE key to reset the error
condition. Adjust the print head gap to a
fixed distance. Select the print head fixed gap
adjustment function in the Program Menu.
• Press the PROGRAM key when the printer
is disabled (READY indicator unlit) to enter
the Program Setup.
• Press the ↓ key until the USER MACRO
function is displayed. Press the → key until
the desired macro is displayed (MACRO#x).
Press the → key to enter the macro
parameters. Press the ↓ key until the FIXED
GAP parameter is displayed. Press the → or ←
keys to select the fixed gap adjustment
values. From FIXED GAP 1 (simple fanfold
paper) to FIXED GAP 4 (multipart fanfold
paper).
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Messages
Indication
Solution
BUFFER OVERFLOW A buffer overflow condition Turn the printer off and on again, or press
CHARACTER LOST
occurred (for the serial
the PROGRAM and ON LINE key successively
interface).
to clear the buffer.
DATA SET OFF
The DSR Signal is not
Press the ON LINE key to reset the error
connected to the printer
condition.
and is not ready for data
transfer (if the serial
interface is selected). This
condition may happen in a
remote connection (via
modem) and the DSR
(DATA SET READY)
signal is missing.
JAM FRONT1 PATH
CHECK PAPER
A paper jam error
condition occurred in the
Front1 paper path.
Check the paper path and remove the
jammed paper. Press the ON LINE key to reset
the error condition.
JAM FRONT2 PATH
CHECK PAPER
A paper jam error
condition occurred in the
Front2 paper path.
Check the paper path and remove the
jammed paper. Press the ON LINE key to reset
the error condition.
NO PATH AVAILABLE An electromechanical
Call Service.
failure occurs in the paper
paths.
NVM CHANGE
REMOVE PAPER
If this error is displayed
during the printer power
on, an NVM error
condition occurs.
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Turn the printer off and then on again. If the
problem is not solved call Service.
Messages
Indication
Solution
PAPER JAM
CHECK ALL PATHS
A paper jam error
condition occurs in the
paper path.
Check all the paper paths and remove the
jammed paper. Press the ON LINE key to reset
the error condition.
RIBBON BLOCKED
CHECK RIBBON
The ribbon of the cartridge Check that the ribbon is correctly inserted.
is blocked.
Turn the tension knob to make sure that the
ribbon is not jammed. Press the ON LINE key
to reset the error condition.
UNKNOWN
TRACTOR
A tractor type that is not
recognized has been
mounted on the printer.
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Check that the installed tractor is compatible
with the printer.
Repacking the Printer for Shipment
If you need to ship your printer, it is necessary to repack it to avoid damaging during the
transport. Proceed as follows:
When repacking the printer always use the original packing material
1. Find the packing material and the repacking kit.
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2. Open the upper printer cover and fix the print head and the bail with the fixing strip.
3. Open the tractor area cover, move the paper guides to the center of the tractor and fix the
two transport screws.
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4. With the help of another person move the printer onto the transport foam on the transport
pallet. Insert the plastic bag over the printer and the foam shells on both sides of the printer.
5. Slide the packing box over the printer and insert the accessories onto the printer.
6. Insert the polystyrene panel into the packing box.
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7. Close the packing box and fix it to the
transport panel by means of the packing
strip, inserting the plastic angles between
the packing strip and the carton.
8. Fix the packing strip with the corresponding clips.
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Options
The Controller Board
The printer’s interface available configurations are:
• Controller board with serial, parallel and USB interfaces
• Controller board with LAN and parallel interfaces.
The original configuration may be modified by ordering the controller board with the desired
interfaces and replacing the existing board with it.
Front2 Push Tractor
The Front2 Push Tractor is available as an option for the printer model.
Printer Cabinet
The printer cabinet is available as an option for the printer model. For the cabinet assembly,
please refer to the instructions included in the cabinet packing box.
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Installing the Controller Board
Follow the reported instruction in case of Controller Board replacement.
Handling the Controller Board
Attention: Do not remove the Controller Board from the protective package until instructed to
do so. Static electricity, though harmless to you, can damage sensitive Controller Board
components. Use the information in this section to avoid damaging a Controller Board.
• Limit your movement. Your movement can create static electricity that, when released to the
Controller Board, can damage the electronic components on the Controller Board. Sliding
your foot across carpeting is an example of how you create unwanted static electricity.
• Handle the Controller Board only by the edges and prevent others from making direct contact
with it.
• Before removing the Controller Board from the protective package, ground the package to
exposed metal at the back of the printer. This will release any static charge that may have
developed on the package or on your body. Hold the package against the metal for at least
two seconds.
•
When you are instructed, remove the Controller Board and install it directly into the
Controller Board slot without setting it down. If you have removed the Controller Board from
the protective package and cannot immediately insert it in the printer, place the protective
package on a flat surface, and set the Controller Board on top of the protective package.
Replacing the Controller Board
Attention: Ensure that the printer is powered off before installing or removing the Controller
Board.
If the Controller Board is installed while the printer is powered on, the controller will not
synchronize with the printer mechanism board.
Unpredictable printer behavior will result.
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Perform the following steps to replace the Controller Board:
1. Ensure that the printer is powered off. Installing the Controller Board with the printer
power on will result in unpredictable printer behavior.
2. Use the screwdriver that came in the Controller Board box to remove the existing
Controller Board and pull out the card.
3. Use the information under “Handling the Controller Board” on the preceding page as you
remove the Controller Board from its shipping box and from the protective package.
4. Align the left and right sides of the Controller Board with the guides in the printer and
slide it into the slot.
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5. Gently push the Controller Board into the printer until it is seated in the connector inside
the printer. The Controller Board is correctly seated in the printer when the Controller
Board metal plate is aligned with the back profile of the slot.
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6. Attach the Controller Board with the two screws using the screwdriver that came in the
Controller Board box.
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Printer Specifications
Printing Characteristics
Print Head
Matrix
24 pins
Print Head Life
800 mil characters (draft)
Print Speed (cps)
Draft
Quality
HS Draft
Normal
Best Draft
NLQ
LQ
10 cpi
1300
950
500
300
150
12 cpi
-
1100
600
360
180
micro 15 cpi
-
1400
-
-
-
normal 15 cpi
-
950
600
450
225
Lines per minute @10 cpi
in HS Draft mode
600 at 40 characters per line
450 at 80 characters per line
300 at 136 characters per line
Throughput (ISO/IEC 10561)
750 pages per hour
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Print Matrix (horizontal x vertical)
Draft
Quality
HS Draft
Normal
Best Draft
NLQ
LQ
10 cpi
9 x 12
12 x 12
12 x 24
36 x 12
36 x 24
12 cpi
-
10 x 12
10 x 24
30 x 12
30 x 24
micro 15 cpi
-
8x8
8 x 16
24 x 8
24 x 16
normal 15 cpi
-
12 x12
12 x 24
24 x 12
24 x 24
17,1 cpi
-
14 x12
14 x 24
21 x 12
21 x 24
20 cpi
-
12 x 12
12 x 24
18 x 12
18 x 24
micro 24 cpi
-
10 x 8
10 x 16
15 x 8
15 x 16
normal 24 cpi
-
10 x 12
10 x 24
15 x 12
15 x 24
Print Density (characters per inch)
Normal
10 - 12 - 15 - 17.1 - 20 - 24
Line length (number of characters)
10 cpi
136
17.1 cpi
233
12 cpi
163
20 cpi
272
15 cpi
204
24 cpi
326
Vertical Spacing
6, 8, 12 lpi
3, 4, 6, 8, 12 lines/30 mm
n/62, n/72, n/180, n/216, n/360 per inch
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Print Styles
Draft - Courier - OCR B - Gothic - Prestige - Present - OCR A - Script
Print Attributes
Sub-superscript, Underline, Overscore, Italics, Emphasized, Double Strike, Shadow, Enlarged, Compressed
Graphic Resolution (dots per inch)
horizontal
60, 80, 90, 120, 180, 360
vertical
60, 72, 180
Characters Sets
Standard PC IBM Character Sets
CS1 and CS2
EPSON National Variations
USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark-1, Sweden, Italy, Japan,
Spain-1, Norway, Denmark-2, Spain-2, Latin America
IBM and EPSON Character Sets
USA (CP437), Greek (CP437-G), Slavic (CP437SL), Multilingual (CP850),
Greek (CP851), Eastern Europe (CP852), Turkish (CP 853), Cyrillic (CP855),
Turkish (CP857), Euro PC Multilingual (CP858), Portugal (CP860), Hebrew
(CP862), Canada/France (CP863), Arabic (CP864), Denmark/Norway
(CP865), Russian (CP866), Turkish2 (CP867), OCR-A (CP876), OCR-B
(CP877), Farsi (CP1098), Latin 2 Windows (CP1250), Cyrillic Windows
(CP1251), Latin 1 Windows (CP1252), Greek Windows (CP1253), Turkish
Windows (CP1254), Hebrew Windows (CP1255), Arabic Windows (CP1256),
Baltic Windows (CP1257), 96 GREEK, GOST, TASS, MAZOWIA,
UKRANIAM, KOI8-U, FARSI1, FARSI2
ISO Character Sets
8859/1 (Latin1), 8859/2 (Latin2), 8859/3 (Latin3), 8859/4 (Latin4), 8859/5
(Latin/Cyrillic), 8859/6 (Latin/Arabic), 8859/7 (Latin/Greek), 8859/8
(Latin/Hebrew), 8859/9 (Latin5). 8859/15 (Latin9)
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Bar Codes
UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-EAN 2, UPC-EAN 5, Code GP, MSI Plessey, Code BCD, C2/5-3 BAR,
Code 39, Code 128, Code 11, Code 93, Codabar, 2/5 Bidirectional, 2/5 Interleaved, 2/5 Industrial, 2/5 Matrix,
Postnet
Emulations
- EPSON LQ Series (ESC/P)
- IBM Proprinter XL24
- IBM Personal Printer 2391+
- ANSI 3.64
Paper Handling
Base Configuration
1
1
FRONT1 TRACTOR
Fanfold width:
76 to 432 mm
(3 to 17 inches)
Copies:
1 original + 7 copies
Max. thickness 0,635 mm (0.025 inches)
FRONT2 TRACTOR
Fanfold width:
76 to 432 mm
(3 to 17 inches)
Copies:
1 original + 7 copies
Max. thickness 0,635 mm (0.025 inches)
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Standard Functions
• Automatic print head gap adjustment (AGA)
• Automatic paper path switching via operator panel or S/W commands
• Paper parking
• Plug & Play capability
• Bar Code printing
• Automatic fanfold positioning for tear-off, selectable time-out
• Setting and storage of paper format and print conditions for each paper path in the non volatile memory
• Printing of the macro characters using the Compuprint native commands
Physical and Electrical Characteristics
Interfaces
Parallel
Centronics Compatible Bi-directional (IEEE-1284) nibble and byte modes - 36 pin
Amphenol connector, 7/8 data bits
Receive Buffer: max. 128 Kbytes
Serial
RS-232/C - dB 9 connector
Baud Rate: 300 to 115200 bps, 7/8 data bits, DTR & XonXoff flow
Receive Buffer: max. 128 Kbytes
USB
Type B USB 2.0 Compatible Bi-directional - 4 pin connector, 12Mbit/s
LAN
10BASE-T – 100BASE-TX – RJ45 8 pin connector
Automatic interface switching
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Reliability
MTBF
Mean Time between failure: 10000 hours at 25% DC
MTTR
Mean Time To Repair: 30 minutes
Workload
60000 pages/month (ECMA 132 - 4 hours for 22 days)
Printer Life
5 years or 10000 hours @25%
Duty Cycle
Operating: no limitations
Power Supply
UNIVERSAL
From 90 to 244 VAC
Power Output
Max. 215 W
Power Consumption
Standby: less than 24W ---- Average Printing: 149 W
Noise Level
< 55 dBA
Environment Conditions
Storage Conditions
Temperature
-40° to 50° C
Relative Humidity
10% to 90% RH (non condensing)
Temperature
10° to 38° C
Relative Humidity
10% to 90% RH (non condensing)
Operating Conditions
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Paper Conditions
Temperature
16° to 24° C
Relative Humidity
40% to 60% RH (non condensing)
Physical dimensions
Height
350 mm (13,77 inches)
Width
720 mm (28,34 inches)
Depth
400 mm (15,75 inches)
Weight
33 kg
Physical dimensions – Printer Cabinet
Height
printer table: 666 mm (16,92 inches)
paper stacker: 512 mm (13,01 inches)
Width
726 mm (18,44 inches)
Depth
without paper stacker: 522 mm (13,26 inches)
with paper stacker: 794 mm (20,17 inches)
Weight
40 kg
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Consumables
Black “Long Life” cartridge (25 million characters)
PRKN102-1
Options
Printer Cabinet
PRFN-PD2
Front2 Tractor
PRFN2TR6
Controller Parallel-Serial-USB
PRAN130
Controller Parallel-Ethernet LAN
PRAN130N
Standards
CE Mark
UL 1950; CSA 22.2 n.950; EN 60950
CISPR 22/EN 55022-class B; FCC rules part 15, subpart J, class B
EN 55024
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