User Manual
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4056 plus
User Manual
Compuprint Information
Thanks for choosing this printer.
Your printer is a reliable working equipment that will be very useful in your
daily job.
Our printer has been designed to be compact and respectful of the work
environment. It offers a wide range of features and multiple functions that
confirm the high technological level reached by the Compuprint S.p.A .
To maintain unchanged in the long run these printing performances,
Compuprint has developed specific consumable accessories 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.
Compuprint recommends to use only its original consumables with
original packaging (identified by its holographic label). In this way, a
proper use of the printer at quality level unreliability stated in the product
characteristics can be assured. All typical usage problems related to not
certificated 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 print heads working conditions, OPC cartridge and other
printer parts are not assured.
Moreover, Compuprint does not only certify its consumables in terms of
working conditions but also carefully controls their compliance with the
international standard rules concerning:
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no cancerous materials;
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no inflammability of the plastic materials;
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other standards
Compuprint advices the customers not to use products for which the
compliance to this safety rules are not warranted.
Finally seek your dealer or contact a Compuprint office and be sure
that are provided you the original Compuprint consumables.
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FCC Notes
FCC Notes
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B 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. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occurin a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver to
outlets on different circuits.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could avoid the user's authority to operate the equipment. The
use of a non-shielded interface cable with the referenced device is prohibited.
The length of the parallel interface cable must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less.
The length of the serial interface cable must be 15 meters (50 feet) or less..
Canadian D.O.C. Radio Interference Regulation
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emission from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de classe A
prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélelctrique édicté par le
ministère des communications du Canada.
EEC Regulations
This equipment conforms to the EEC Directive 89/392 (the sound pressure,
measured according to ISO 7779, does not exceed 70 dBA).
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Safety Information
Safety Information
A. Never remove any printer cover unless it is necessary for the installation of a
printer accessory and expressly described in this manual.
B. Please retain the printer covers in a safe place because they should be
reinstalled if you decide to remove any printer accessory.
The following areas of the printer should be covered for safety reasons:
The above openings must always be protected with
their cover when the corresponding option is not
installed. Do not touch inside and do not insert any
object into these openings or into the gears.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Compuprint Information................................................................................ i
FCC Notes .........................................................................................................ii
Canadian D.O.C. Radio Interference Regulation.......................................... ii
EEC Regulations ............................................................................................ ii
Safety Information........................................................................................ iii
Table of Contents ........................................................................................... iv
Getting to Know Your Printer ..................................................................... 1
Printer Features ............................................................................................. 1
4051 plus Model Specific Features ............................................................ 1
4056 plus Model Specific Features ............................................................ 1
Common Features ...................................................................................... 1
Unpacking Your Printer................................................................................. 2
Printer Parts................................................................................................... 2
Front View .................................................................................................. 2
Rear View.................................................................................................... 3
Setting Up Your Printer ................................................................................ 3
Choosing a Suitable Location ........................................................................ 3
Printer Assembly............................................................................................ 4
Ribbon Cartridge Installation.................................................................... 4
Paper Chute Installation ........................................................................... 7
Host Computer Connection............................................................................ 9
Parallel Connection .................................................................................... 9
Serial Connection ..................................................................................... 10
Software Driver Selection ............................................................................ 10
Power Connection......................................................................................... 10
Selecting the Display Language ................................................................ 12
Configuring the Printer .............................................................................. 13
Operator Panel Presentation ....................................................................... 13
Display Messages ..................................................................................... 13
Indicators .................................................................................................. 16
Function Keys........................................................................................... 16
Buzzer ....................................................................................................... 21
Printer Setups ............................................................................................... 22
Entering the Printer Setups .................................................................... 22
Moving within the Printer Setups ........................................................... 22
Leaving the Printer Setups...................................................................... 22
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Power on Configuration Setup..................................................................... 23
Entering the Power-On Configuration .................................................... 23
Program Setup.............................................................................................. 32
Entering the Program Setup.................................................................... 32
Paper Handling ............................................................................................. 38
Paper Specifications ..................................................................................... 38
Fanfold Paper ........................................................................................... 38
Cut Sheets................................................................................................. 38
Cut Sheets..................................................................................................... 39
Loading Cut Sheets .................................................................................. 39
Fanfold Paper .............................................................................................. 41
Inserting Fanfold Paper ........................................................................... 41
Parking Fanfold Paper ............................................................................. 45
Switching From Fanfold Paper to Cut Sheet .......................................... 46
Top of Form Adjustment .............................................................................. 47
Tear Off Line Adjustment ............................................................................ 48
Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting ............................................ 49
Cleaning the Printer .................................................................................... 49
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge .................................................................. 49
Printing the Self Test ................................................................................... 50
Error Handling ............................................................................................. 51
Options ............................................................................................................ 53
Automatic Sheet Feeder............................................................................... 53
Unpacking Automatic Sheet Feeder........................................................ 53
Preparing the Printer............................................................................... 54
Installing the Automatic Sheet Feeder ................................................... 56
Paper Specifications ................................................................................. 58
Paper Loading........................................................................................... 59
How to Keep the Automatic Sheet Feeder Clean ................................... 61
Removing the Automatic Sheet Feeder................................................... 62
Problem Solving........................................................................................ 63
Printer Specifications.................................................................................. 64
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Printer Features
4051 plus Model Specific Features
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9 Needle Print Head
Draft printing at 480 cps and in Letter Quality at 120 cps
IBM Proprinter XL III, EPSON FX Series emulations
High resolution printing at 240 x 144 dots per inch
4056 plus Model Specific Features
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24 Needle Print Head
Draft printing at 480 cps and in Letter Quality at 133 cps
IBM Proprinter XL24, XL24 AGM, EPSON LQ 1050/2550 emulations
High resolution printing at 360 x 360 dots per inch
Common Features
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Operator panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (16 alpha-numeric
characters), three leds and eight function keys to control the operating
printer state
Easy usage through the Operator Panel and through software
commands
An Automatic Sheet Feeder (option) that handles large quantities of
single sheets and allows simultaneous use of fanfold paper
Printing of the commonly used bar codes
Plug & Play capability for Windows 95/98
Bidirectional IEEE 1284 parallel interface and standard serial RS232/C and RS-422/A interface
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Unpacking Your Printer
Together with the user manual, the following items are included in the box:
Notify any damage to your supplier.
Printer Parts
Front View
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Rear View
Setting Up Your Printer
Choosing a Suitable Location
Consider the following points when you choose the location for your printer:
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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,
humidity or dust see “Printer Specifications” later;
You need an AC Power Outlet compatible with the plug of the printer’s
power cord. The voltage of the outlet must match the voltage shown on
the printer’s Rating Plate.
After selecting an installation location, install the printer making sure that
there is sufficient space for operation.
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Printer Assembly
Ribbon Cartridge Installation
It is advisable to insert the ribbon cartridge while the printer is turned off.
However, your printer can be turned on during this procedure, but do not forget that
it must be disabled to print (Wait displayed and READY led turned off).
1. Remove the printer cover by pressing simultaneously the two buttons in
the front part of the cover.
2. If you are inserting the ribbon cartridge for the first time, do not forget to
complete the unpacking procedure by taking off the plastic hooks that fix the
paper bail.
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3. Pull the paper thickness
lever towards the front of
the printer to facilitate
ribbon insertion
4. Remove the new ribbon
cartridge from its bag.
Remove and discard the
holdfast (1) that blocks the
ribbon. Turn the tension
knob (2) to tighten the
ribbon.
5. Insert
the ribbon (1)
between the print head (2)
and the print head mask
(3). Lay the cartridge over
the printer carriage (4).
Make sure that the two pins on each side of the cartridge are positioned
over the retaining clips of the printer carriage.
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6. Push the cartridge gently
down while turning the
tension knob (1). Make sure
that the cartridge clips into
place (2).
7. To tighten the ribbon, turn
the tension knob in the
direction shown by the
arrow
on
the
ribbon
cartridge.
8. Replace the printer cover by first inserting the hooks (1) into the
appropriate grooves (2) and then release the cover ensuring that clips in
place.
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9. Move the paper thickness lever according to the paper type:
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If a cut sheet is loaded move the
lever towards the back of the
printer.
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If a multicopy chemical paper is
loaded, first move the lever
completely towards the back of
the printer, then 1 notch towards
the front of the printer for each
copy.
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If a carbon multicopy paper is
loaded, first move the lever
completely towards the back of
the printer, then 2 notches
towards the front of the printer
for each copy.
Now, you can load the paper and print your first test document (see later in
this section). If the pattern does not satisfy your expectation, adjust the
paper thickness lever.
When printing on multipart paper follow the above instructions to avoid
damaging the print head.
Paper Chute Installation
To insert the paper chute correctly, make sure that you are in front of the printer
and that you hold the paper chute in the front position
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1. Insert the hook on the left
side of the paper chute in
the groove situated near
the paper entry slot.
The figure shows the back
of the printer and the paper
chute in the back position
for a good view of the hook
and groove. For this reason,
you will see the left side of
the paper chute shown on
the right
2. Flex the paper chute
towards the front of the
printer and insert the hook
on the opposite side of the
paper
chute
in
the
corresponding
groove.
This printer accessory may
assume
two
different
positions according to the
paper type: down position
for fanfold paper (A) and
raised position for single
sheet (B)
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3. If you wish to position the paper chute down, lift it towards the back of
the printer and push it gently down until it stops. If you wish to place the
paper chute in the raised position, lift it and hook it firmly.
Host Computer Connection
This printer can be connected to your host computer via two available
interfaces. The interface connectors are located on the rear of the printer.
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A bidirectional IEEE1284 parallel interface
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A RS-232C/422A serial interface
Make sure that both printer and host computer are switched off
Parallel Connection
Insert the parallel interface cable into the parallel connector and fasten it by
means of the clips.
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Serial Connection
Insert the serial interface cable into the serial connector, and fasten it by
means of the two screws (use the screwdriver).
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 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.net.
Power Connection
Make sure that the power outlet matches the power rating of the printer.
See the name plate of the printer, that you find in the rear of the printer.
Make sure that the power outlet is near the printer location and easily
accessible
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1. Make sure that the power switch at the rear of the printer is on "printer
off" position. Insert one end of the power cable plug into the printer
connector placed on the rear of the printer.
2. Insert the other end of the power
cable in a convenient outlet.
3. To turn the printer on, press the part of the power switch that now is up. The
print head moves and stops at about 6.5 inches from the left side of the printer
and the indicators on the operator panel light up for a few seconds.
Every time the printer is turned off and on again, wait 3 seconds before turning it
on.
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Selecting the Display Language
Selecting the Display Language
The display messages for this printer can be displayed in two different
languages: English (Default) and Italian.
To select the language that you prefer, proceed as follows:
1. Enter the Power on Configuration procedure.
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Make sure that the printer is turned off.
Keep the PROGRAM key pressed while you turn on the printer. After
the initialization phase the following message will be displayed:
INSTALLATION
2. Press the → key to select the function.
3. Press the ↓ key until the language first level function is displayed:
LANGUAGE
4. Press the → key to select the function. The following message will be
displayed:
* English
The symbol ‘ * ’ means that the shown parameter is the selected
one, in this case it is the default value.
5. Press the → key to select it.
Press the PROGRAM key to exit the Power on Configuration procedure. From
now the display message will appear in the selected language.
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Configuring the Printer
Operator Panel Presentation
The operator panel consists of three elements:
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Display: you can see on the display various messages usually regarding
the printing functions.
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Indicators: give information about the operating state of the printer.
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Function keys: allow you to change operating state of the printer as
necessary.
Display Messages
The display messages can be divided into three main groups:
SETUP MESSAGES
give information about the current operating
printer state.
are displayed during the printer setup
procedure. See "Printer Setups" later in this
section.
ERROR MESSAGES
signal the printer faults.
STATUS MESSAGES
Basic Indications on the Display
When turning the printer on, after the message 405x, the display indicates
the printer status (Ready, Wait, Busy, Quiet.), the current macro (M1,
M2, M3, M4) and the selected emulation (IBM XL III or EPSON FX for
the 4051 plus printer and IBM XL 24E, IBM XL24 AGM and EPSON for the
4056 plus printer) as follows:
Ready
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The following list shows you the status and error messages in
alphabetical order:
1. Position lever
Displayed when manual paper loading is not successful.
Verify the position of the selection lever.
1. Tear-off paper
Displayed when Park operation is not successful.
2. Park paper
2. Remove paper
Displayed when Park operation is not successful.
Displayed when the paper ejection is not successful
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or 4056 plus
This message appears on the display immediately
after turning the printer on to indicate that it is
initializing to its power on setting. The print head
moves to its initial position. The printer is logically
disconnected from the host and is disabled to
receive data. The READY indicator is turned off.
Bin 1
Displayed when is selected ASF 1 feed.
Bin 1/2
Displayed when is selected ASF 1/2 feed.
Bin 2
Displayed when is selected ASF 2 feed.
Buffer cleared
Displayed after input buffer clearing (all the stored
data are erased).
Call Service
Displayed in rolling mode together with the failure
message to indicate a call to Service.
Carriage error
Displayed when there is an unrecoverable carriage
error. This means that the printer carriage does
not move correctly. When the Carriage error
message is displayed, the indicator READY blinks.
Check that the ribbon cartridge is not used up
neither damaged.
Check connection
Displayed when a DSR, DCD, or CTS signal fault
occurs.
Check interface
Displayed when an Input buffer overflow occurs
Check its moving
Displayed when a carriage fault occurs.
Check line
Displayed when a communication error occurs.
Comm. failure
Displayed when a communication error occurs
Data lost
Displayed when an Input buffer Overflow occurs.
Fanfold
This is one of the messages that will be displayed
when you press PATH (Shift function). Press the
SHIFT key to select the fanfold paper loading.
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Fanfold thru ASF
This is one of the messages that will be displayed
when you press PATH (Shift function). Press the SHIFT
key to select the handling of the fanfold paper with
the Automatic Sheet Feeder (option) installed.
Initializing
Displayed while the printer is turned on.
Invalid keypress
An invalid pressing of a key has occurred.
Labels
This is one of the messages that will be displayed
when you press PATH (Shift function). Press the SHIFT
key to select the fanfold paper with adhesive label
loading.
Load
Displayed when a paper out occurs.
Loading paper
Displayed when there is a paper loading request
(fanfold or cut sheet).
Manual
This is one of the messages that will be displayed
when you press PATH (Shift function). Press the SHIFT
key to select the cut sheet loading.
NVM changed
Displayed when NVM contents has been changed.
Parking paper
Generic status message for all parking operations.
Press any button
Generic user intervention message.
Press Park
You are requested to press the PARK key.
Printer failure
Displayed in case of fault during the initialization.
Printing test
Displayed while the self-test is running.
Processing
Generic wait message for an operation.
Quiet --- OFF
Displayed when the Quiet function is not selected.
Quiet --- ON
Displayed when the Quiet function is selected.
Ready M1-EPS
Displayed when the printer is on line and ready to print.
Release button
Generic user intervention message.
Remove paper
Displayed when Eject operation is not successful.
Self-test
Displayed during the self test procedure. You can
select the test procedure keeping pressed the ON LINE
key while turning on the printer. The printer is
disabled to receive data from the host and the READY
indicator is unlit. To stop test procedure press again
the ON LINE key.
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Serial I/F error
Displayed when a DSR, DCD, or CTS signal fault
occurs.
Shift
Displayed every time that the SHIFT key is pressed to
indicate that the Shift function is selected.
Stand-by
Displayed when the printer is in stand-by status.
Top cover open
Displayed as long as the top cover is open.
Wait M1-EPS
Displayed when the printer is unable to print. The
indicator READY is unlit.
Indicators
READY
Lit
Blinking
Unlit
PROGRAM
Lit
Unlit
SHIFT
Lit
Unlit
When the printer is enabled to receive and print
data.
The printer is unable to receive and print data (
Wait message displayed) but there is still data in
the input buffer.
When the printer is unable to print because:
• the test procedure is running
• the printer initialization is running
When the PROGRAM function of the operator panel
keys has been selected and enabled.
When the normal function of the operator panel
keys is selected.
When the SHIFT function of the operator panel
keys has been selected and enabled.
When the normal function of the operator panel
keys is selected.
Function Keys
Each key can select one of the three available function modes: Normal,
Program or Shift.
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The Normal function does not require previous action to be selected.
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The Program function is selected by pressing the PROGRAM key when the
printing is disabled. Keep pressed this key while turning on the printer
until the message Release button is displayed, the Power on
Configuration Setup will be entered. Pressing this key while the printer is
in Wait (indicator READY unlit) the Program Setup will be entered.
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The Shift function is selected by pressing the SHIFT key. This function key
is disabled when the Program function is selected.
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ON LINE Key
ON LINE
Normal
Function
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Pressing this key you will obtain different results
depending on the printer status:
When the READY indicator is lit on, pressing this
key you will cause the stop of the printing at the
end of the current line; the READY indicator
blinks if there is some data left in the Input
buffer, otherwise the indicator is turned off and
the Wait message will be displayed.
When the READY is unlit or is blinking pressing
this key the printing will be enabled and the
READY indicator is turned on.
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Program
Function
Pressing this key while powering the printer on,
the message Printing test is displayed and
the check test is executed. If you want to stop the
self-test press this key again.
Pressing this key you will obtain different results
depending on the interface configuration (parallel or
serial interface).
• In parallel configuration, the information in the
Input buffer is reset and the Buffer cleared
message will be displayed.
• In serial configuration, the information in the Input
buffer is reset.
LOAD/PATH Key
LOAD
PATH
Normal
Function
Shift
Function
If you press this key while the printer is unable to
print you will obtain the following effects:
• No action if paper is already present. The Invalid
keypress will be displayed
• If paper is not present, pressing this key, the paper is
loaded according to the drive selection lever selection
• If the ASF is installed, the paper is loaded from the
selected ASF bin.
This key selects the paper type and it is enabled when
the printing is disabled. The display shows the paper
type you can use. If you want to select the displayed
paper type, release the key and do not press it again
within
1
sec.
The
paper
types
are:
Fanfold - Labels - Fanfold Thru Asf
Bin 1 - Bin 2
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FF/PARK Key
FORM
FEED
PARK
←
Normal
Function
Shift
Function
Program
Function
Pressing this key while the printer is offline causes:
• The paper, if loaded, advances at new page or, if
parked, is positioned on the first printable line.
• The cut sheet, if loaded, is ejected (max. 21
inches) or a new cut sheet will be loaded.
No action if the paper is not present. Invalid
keypress message is displayed. Fanfold paper,
present in the printer, is set in parking position.
Parking paper is displayed. Cut sheet, already
inserted, is ejected.
The ← function allows you to get at the previous
level of the Printer Setup.
LF/QUIET Key
LINE
FEED
QUIET
→
Normal
Function
Shift
Function
Program
Function
It is available when printing is disabled. This function
causes a paper advancement to the next printable line.
Keeping pressed this key for more than a second, you will
obtain the continuous execution of paper advancing.
It allows a noise level reduction. Keeping pressed this key
Quiet---OFF and Quiet--- ON will be displayed in
rolling mode. If you want to enable this function, release
this key when the message Quiet---ON is displayed.
On the display remains the message Quiet. To disable
this function release this key when Quiet --- OFF is
displayed. If QUIET mode is selected while the printer is
printing , it will be activated at the end of the current line.
The function → allows you to get to the next level of the
Printer Setup.
When SELECT MACRO is displayed, pressing → key
the selected and operating macro will be displayed.
Using the ↑ and the ↓ keys you will be able to
display all the selectable macros. (MACRO n is
displayed). Pressing the → key the displayed macro
is selected and using the ↑ and ↓ keys the selectable
parameters will be displayed.
Select the parameter to be modified by pressing the →
key (the selected and active value is marked with an
asterisk (*) on the left of the value itself), press the ↑
and the ↓ keys to select it then press → key to confirm
it.
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FONT Key
↑
Normal
Function
FONT
Shift
Function
↑
Program
Function
The ↑ (MICRO FEED FORWARD) function is
available when the printer is not printing and
causes a forward micro feed of the paper. Keeping
pressed this key for a second, the paper will advance
in continuous mode at the speed of 3.5 ips (slew
speed).
The FONT function will be enabled. This function
allows you to choose among the selectable fonts.
Keeping pressed this key or pressing it within 1
second, the fonts will be scrolled. Release this key
when the name of the requested font is displayed or
do not pressed again within a second. The font
messages are: Draft - Courier - Gothic OCR-A - OCR-B for the 4051 plus printer and
Draft - Courier – Roman – Boldface –
Prestige – Script -Presentor - OCR-A OCR-B for the 4056 plus printer.
The ↑ (Up arrow) key allows you to scroll upwards
the functions that are present in a function level, or
to scroll upwards the function values if you are at
selection level. The numeric values are incremented.
PITCH Key
↓
Normal
Function
PITCH
Shift
Function
↓
Program
Function
The ↓ function is available when the printing is not
printing and allows to move backwards the paper
with a micro advancement. Keeping pressed this key
for a second, the paper moves backwards in
continuous mode at the speed of 3.5 ips (slew speed).
The PITCH function allows you to select the available
horizontal spacing. Keeping pressed this key or
pressing it within a second the spacings will be
scrolled. Release the key when the desired spacing
is displayed or do not press it again within a second.
Available horizontal spacings (CPI):
5 - 6 - 7.5 - 8.55 - 10 - 12 - 15 - 17.1 - 20
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The ↓ function allows to scroll downwards the
functions that are in a level, or to scroll downwards
the function values if you are at a selection level.
The numeric values are decremented.
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PROGRAM Key
PROGRAM
Normal
Function
Keeping pressed this key while you turn on the
printer you will enter Power on Configuration
Setup. Pressing this key when the printer is unable
to print, (indicator READY unlit) you will enter the
Program Setup and the Program Function of keys
are enabled.
The PROGRAM indicator is turned on when the
function is enabled. Pressing this key when the
PROGRAM indicator is turned on, the Program
Function is disabled and the indicator turned off.
Program
Function
If you press this key while you are in the Program
Setup you will exit the configuration mode saving
the function values that have been changed.
If changes occurred, the message SAVE MACRO?
will be displayed. Now, if you press the PROGRAM
key you will exit the function and the new values
will be only used as current ones. (When you turn
off the printer you will loose any change you have
made).If you press the → key, you will exit the
Program Function and the modified values of the
selected macro will be stored in a permanent mode.
SHIFT Key
SHIFT
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Normal
Function
Press the SHIFT key to select the Shift Function of
the keys. The SHIFT indicator lits on and the
message Shift will be displayed as long as a key
available for this function is pressed.
Pressing this key when the SHIFT indicator lit up
the Shift Function. will be disabled and the
indicator lit off.
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Configuring the Printer
Buzzer
This printer is provided with a buzzer to indicate particular conditions
according to the problem detected.:
•
•
•
•
1 short "beep" (0,25 sec): the BEL code has been sent; when the buzzer sound
stops, the printer returns to normal operation.
Continuous "beep": the printer cover has been raised when the printer is
enabled to print. Close the cover and make sure that the message Wait
(READY indicator unlit) is displayed before raising the cover again.
4 long "beeps": a fault condition has occurred. See later "Error Handling".
4 short "beeps": A condition of paper end or paper removal has occurred.
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Printer Setups
You can customize the printer depending on your needs via the Power on
Configuration Setup and the Program Setup procedures.
Entering the Printer Setups
The PROGRAM key allows to enter the Printer Setups.
•
Keep pressed the PROGRAM key while powering the printer on to enter
the Power on Configuration Setup
•
Press the PROGRAM key when the printer is disabled (READY indicator
unlit) to enter the Program Setup
When you enter the desired Printer Setup, the Program functions, described
above the key area, will be enabled.
Moving within the Printer Setups
The arrow keys ↑, ↓, ←, → are used to move within the different functions
inside the Printer Setups.
•
Use the ↓ key to scroll forward the functions (next ones) and ↑ to
scroll them backwards (previous ones).
•
Use the → key to select the next function or the value and ← to
display the previous one.
•
When the desired value is displayed, press the → key to select it.
Leaving the Printer Setups
Whenever you wish to leave the current Printer Setup, proceed as follows:
•
In the Power-On Configuration, press the PROGRAM key and the new
settings will be automatically stored. The printer leaves the Power on
Configuration Setup and is disabled to print (READY indicator unlit).
•
In the Program Setup, press the PROGRAM key and if any change
occurred the message SAVE MACRO? will be displayed. Press the
PROGRAM key and the modified values will be used as current settings
(When the printer will be turned off they will be lost) or the key → to
store the changes in a permanent way.
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Power on Configuration Setup
The default values are marked with an asterisk (*) on the left.
These are the available functions:
INSTALLATION
INTERFACE
PRINT STATUS
RECALL FACTORY
This function contents general parameters such as
Protocol, Emulation and the display language.
This function defines the interface physical type and
communication features.
This function allows to print the current printer
configuration.
This function allows to reset the factory default
values.
Entering the Power-On Configuration
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Keep pressed the PROGRAM button key while turning on the printer. The
4051 plus or 4056 plus message will be displayed then Release
button message.
3. Release the button key and the following message will be displayed:
INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION Function
Emulation Selection
RECALL FACTORY
BUZZER
↑
INSTALLATION
↑
→ or ←
PROTOCOL
↓
↓
INTERFACE
IBM/EPSON MODE
IBM XL III
IBM XL 24E
IBM XL 24E AGM
EPSON FX
EPSON LQ
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IBM xx
EPSON xx
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
IBM XL III emulation (4051 plus only - default).
IBM XL 24E emulation (4056 plus only - default).
IBM XL 24E AGM emulation (4056 plus only).
EPSON FX Series emulation (4051 plus only).
EPSON LQ 1050/2550 emulation.
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IBM Mode
PROTOCOL
↑
→ or ←
IBM MODE
↓
EPSON MODE
IBM C-SET (1/2)
NATION
20 CPI
IBM C-SET (1/2)
NATION
20 CPI
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
→ or ←
→ or ←
→ or ←
IBM set...
CP 437 ...
20 CPI no
IBM character sets selection.
IBM national character sets selection.
IBM compressed printing selection.
- IBM Character Sets
20 CPI
↑
→ or ←
IBM C-SET (1/2)
↓
IBM set 1 (*)
IBM set 2
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
NATION
IBM set 1
IBM set 2
IBM CS1 character set selection.
IBM CS2 character set selection.
- IBM National Character Sets
IBM C-SET (1/2)
↑
→ or ←
NATION
↓
20 CPI
CP 437 (*)
...
ISO 8859/9
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
Selection of the following IBM National Character Sets:
CP 437(*)
CP 855
CP 864
GOST
ISO 8859/5
CP437 G
CP 857
CP 865
TASS
ISO 8859/6
CP850
CP 858
CP 866
ISO 8859/1
ISO 8859/7
CP851
CP 860
CP 867
ISO 8859/2
ISO 8859/8
CP 852
CP 862
CP 876
ISO 8859/3
ISO 8859/9
CP 853
CP 863
CP 877
ISO 8859/4
ISO 8859/15
- IBM Compressed Printing
NATION
↑
20 CPI
→ or ←
↓
20 CPI no (*)
20 CPI yes
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
IBM C-SET (1/2)
20 CPI no
20 CPI yes
The compressed printing is performed at 17.1 cpi.
The compressed printing is performed at 20 cpi.
EPSON Mode
PROTOCOL
↑
EPSON MODE
↓
→ or ←
NATION
EPSON C-SET
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
→ or ←
→ or ←
USA
Italics ....
LINE MODE
NATION
EPSON C-SET
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EPSON national character sets selection
EPSON character sets selection.
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- EPSON National Character Sets
EPSON C-SET
↑
→ or ←
NATION
↓
EPSON C-SET
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
USA (*)
...
ISO 8859/15
Selection of the following EPSON National character sets:
USA (*)
ITALY
LATIN A1
CP 853
CP 863
CP 877
ISO 8859/4
ISO 8859/15
FRANCE
SPAIN 1
CP 437(*)
CP 855
CP 864
GOST
ISO 8859/5
GERMANY
JAPAN
CP437 G
CP 857
CP 865
TASS
ISO 8859/6
ENGLAND
NORWAY
CP850
CP 858
CP 866
ISO 8859/1
ISO 8859/7
DENMARK1
DENMARK 2
CP851
CP 860
CP 867
ISO 8859/2
ISO 8859/8
SWEDEN
SPAIN 2
CP 852
CP 862
CP 876
ISO 8859/3
ISO 8859/9
- EPSON Character Sets
NATION
↑
EPSON C-SET
→ or ←
↓
NATION
Italic
Graphic 1
Graphic 2
Italic
Graphic 1
Graphic 2 (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
EPSON Italic character set selection.
EPSON Graphic 1 character set selection.
EPSON Graphic 2 character set selection.
Line Mode
EPSON MODE
↑
LINE MODE
↓
TEAR/VIEW MODE
LF=LF,CR=CR
CR=LF+CR
LF=LF+CR
LF&CR=LF+CR
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LF=LF, CR=CR (*)
CR=LF+CR
LF=LF+CR
LF&CR=LF+CR
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
If the printer receives a LF code (LF), it only performs a line
feed. If the printer receives a CR code (CR), performs a
carriage return.
If the printer receives a CR code (CR), it performs a carriage
return followed by a line feed. If the printer receives a LF code
(LF), it performs a line feed.
If the printer receives a LF code (LF), it performs a line feed
followed by a carriage return. If the printer receives a CR code
(CR), it only performs a carriage return.
If the printer receives a LF code (LF) or a CR code (CR), it
performs both a line feed and a carriage return.
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Tear/View Mode
LINE MODE
↑
TEAR/VIEW MODE
→ or ←
↓
LANGUAGE
Auto.advance
1s ... 5s
Manual advance
No tear
Auto.advance. 1s (*)
...
Auto.advance. 5s
Manual advance
No tear
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
Paper moves automatically to the tear/view position
after the specified time-out (1s. to 5s.)
Paper moves to the tear/view position using the ON LINE key.
Tear/view mode is disabled. It is useful to print labels or
paper that backward movements may cause a paper jam.
Display Language Selection
TEAR/VIEW MODE
↑
LANGUAGE
→ or ←
↓
English (*)
Italiano
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
BUZZER
This function selects the language of the display messages: in English or
Italian language.
Enable/Disable Buzzer
LANGUAGE
↑
BUZZER
→ or ←
↓
Enabled (*)
Disabled
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
PROTOCOL
This function enables or disables the buzzer.
INTERFACE Function
Interface Type
INSTALLATION
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
↑
INTERFACE
↓
PRINT STATUS
Automatic
Parallel
Serial
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↑
→ or ←
INTERFACE TYPE
↓
I/F TIME-OUT
→ or ←
Automatic (*)
Parallel
Serial
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
The interface type is automatically selected according to
the data transmission.
Parallel interface selection.
Serial interface selection.
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Interface Time-out
INTERFACE TYPE
↑
→ or ←
TIME-OUT I/F
↓
INPUT BUFFER
2 seconds (*)
...
30 seconds
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function defines the time duration (2 to 30 sec.) after which the
interface switches to the other.
Input Buffer Size
I/F TIME-OUT
↑
→ or ←
INPUT BUFFER
↓
PARALLEL MODE
256 (DLL)
...
32K (No DLL) (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function selects the input buffer size with one of the following values:
256, 4K, 8K, 16K or 32 K. The 16K and the 32K values do not allow the
DLL. The most suitable value for the DLL function is 256(DLL).
Parallel I/F Mode
INPUT BUFFER
↑
→ or ←
PARALLEL MODE
↓
Parallel CX
Bidirectional (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
Parallel CX
Bidirectional
Parallel interface in Centronics monodirectional mode.
Parallel interface in IEEE 1284 bidirectional standard mode.
AUTOFEED Signal
PARALLEL MODE
↑
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
→ or ←
↓
Enabled
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Enabled
Disabled
The parallel interface uses the AUTOFEED signal.
The parallel interface ignores the AUTOFEED signal.
SELECT-IN Signal
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
↑
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
↓
→ or ←
Disabled (*)
Enabled
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
SERIAL TYPE
Enabled
Disabled
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The parallel interface uses the SELECT-IN signal.
The parallel interface ignores the SELECT-IN signal.
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Serial Interface Type
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
↑
SERIAL TYPE
→ or ←
↓
RS232C (*)
RS422A
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
SERIAL MODE
This function selects the serial interface type: RS-232/C or RS-422/A.
Serial Connection Mode
SERIAL TYPE
↑
SERIAL MODE
→ or ←
↓
Local (*)
Remote
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
WORD LENGTH
This function selects the serial connection type: local or remote.
Data Format
SERIAL MODE
↑
WORD LENGTH
→ or ←
↓
7 bit
8 bit (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
BAUD RATE
This function selects the data format, using 7 or 8 bits.
Baud Rate
WORD LENGTH
↑
BAUD RATE
→ or ←
↓
PARITY BIT
600 bps
...
9600 bps (*)
...
38400 bps
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function selects the data transmission speed in bits per second (bps).
The values available are: 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400.
Parity Check
BAUD RATE
↑
PARITY BIT
↓
BUFFER CONTROL
Even
Odd
Mark
Space
None
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→ or ←
Even
Odd
Mark
Space
None (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
Parity check is enabled for even parity.
Parity check is enabled for odd parity.
Parity check disabled and the transmitted parity bit is always in Mark
state.
Parity check disabled and the transmitted parity bit is always in
Space state.
Parity check (for 8 data bits only).
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Buffer Control
PARITY BIT
↑
BUFFER CONTROL
→ or ←
↓
DTR
XON/XOFF (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
ROBUST XON
This function selects the buffer control protocol: DTR or XON/XOFF.
Robust XON
BUFFER CONTROL
↑
ROBUST XON
→ or ←
↓
No (*)
Yes
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
This function selects the execution of Robust XON.
High Guard Level
ROBUST XON
↑
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
↓
INTERFACE TYPE
→ or ←
10% Buffer Size
...
90% Buffer Size (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
Selects the percentage of the input buffer to fix to the High Guard Level signal.
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PRINT STATUS Function
•
Press the → key to select the function.
The message Printing test will displayed while the following output will
be printed:
405x plus:
CONTROLLER:78XXXXXX Rel.:x.xx GENERATOR: 78XXXXXX
OPTIONS
FONT
DRAFT MODE.
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
PAGE LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
CURRENT VALUES
MACRO1*
MACRO2
MACRO3
MACRO4
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
INTERFACE
INTERFACE TYPE
I/F TIME-OUT
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
Automatic
2 seconds
INPUT BUFFER
32 k (No DLL)
PARALLEL MODE
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Bidirectional
Disabled
Disabled
SERIAL TYPE
SERIAL MODE
BAUD RATE
WORD LENGTH
PARITY BIT
BUFFER CONTROL
ROBUST XON
HIGH GUARDLEVEL
30
Rel.:x.xx
RS232C
Local
9600 bps
8 bit
None
XON/XOFF
INSTALLATION
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT.
TOP OF FORM
Offset: 0
0/90 inches
PROTOCOL
IBM MODE
IBM XL xx
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/90 inches
SET-C IBM (1/2)
IBM set 1
NATION
20 CPI
EPSON MODE
CP437
20 CPI no
NATION
EPSON C-SET
USA
Graphic2
LINE MODE
TEAR/VIEW MODE
LANGUAGE
BUZZER
LF=LF,CR=CR
Auto.advance1s
English
Enabled
No
90% Buffer Size
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RECALL FACTORY Function
•
Press the → key to select this function. The values of the functions return
to the factory default setting.
All values of the functions are reset to the factory default ones in both Power on
Configuration Setup and Program Setup.
These are the default values:
OPTIONS
FONT
DRAFT MODE.
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
PAGE LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
CURRENT VALUES
MACRO1*
MACRO2
MACRO3
MACRO4
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normale
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
INTERFACE
INTERFACE TYPE
I/F TIME-OUT
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
Automatic
2 seconds
INPUT BUFFER
32 k (No DLL)
PARALLEL MODE
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Bidirectional
Disabled
Disabled
SERIAL TYPE
SERIAL MODE
BAUD RATE
WORD LENGTH
PARITY BIT
BUFFER CONTROL
ROBUST XON
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
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Local
9600 bps
8 bit
None
XON/XOFF
INSTALLATION
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT.
TOP OF FORM
Offset: 0
0/90 inches
PROTOCOL
IBM MODE
IBM XL xx
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/90 inches
SET-C IBM (1/2)
IBM set 1
NATION
20 CPI
EPSON MODE
CP437
20 CPI no
NATION
EPSON C-SET
USA
Graphic2
LINE MODE
TEAR/VIEW MODE
LANGUAGE
BUZZER
LF=LF,CR=CR
Auto.advance1s
English
Enabled
No
90% Buffer Size
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Program Setup
The
default
values
are
These are the available functions:
SELECT MACRO
PRINT
ADJUSTMENT
PRINT STATUS
HEX DUMP
marked
with
an
asterisk
(*).
This function defines four different macros and allows to
configure the printer for different job types.
This function allows the adjustment of the mechanical
parameters and the tuning of the first printing line.
This function allows to print the current printer
configuration.
This function allows to enable the Hexadecimal Dump
mode.
Entering the Program Setup
To enter the Program Setup procedure, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure that the printer is not enabled to print (READY indicator unlit).
2. Press the PROGRAM key. The following message will be displayed:
SELECT MACRO
SELECT MACRO Function
MACRO SELECTION
HEX. DUMP.
MACRO 4
↑
SELECT MACRO
↓
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
↑
→ or ←
MACRO 1
↓
MACRO 2
→ or ←
FONT
DRAFT MODE
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
PAGE LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function allows to select one of the four available print environments.
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Font Selection
PRINT DIRECTION
↑
FONT
→ or ←
↓
DRAFT MODE
Draft (*)
...
OCR-A
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
Selects the type of character to use : Draft, Courier, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR- B.
for the 4051 plus model and Draft Courier, Roman, Prestige, Presentor OCRA, Script, Boldface. OCR-A and OCR-B may be selected only when the nonproportional pitch is selected. Boldface may be selected only when the
proportional pitch is selected.
Draft Mode
FONT
↑
DRAFT MODE
→ or ←
↓
Normal (*)
High speed
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
VERTICAL PITCH
This function selects the draft printing speed: Normal or High Speed.
Vertical Spacing
DRAFT MODE
↑
VERTICAL PITCH
→ or ←
↓
LPI LOCK
6 lpi (*)
...
12 lpi
3 lp/30 mm
...
12 lp/30 mm
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function determines the density with which the lines are printed
according to different units: lines printed per inch (6, 8, 12 lpi) or lines per 30
mm (3, 4, 6, 8, 12 lp/30 mm).
Lpi Lock
VERTICAL PITCH
↑
LPI LOCK
→ or ←
↓
Enabled
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
PAGE LENGTH
Enabled Vertical spacing can be changed only by the operator panel keys.
Disabled Vertical spacing can be changed by software or by operator panel keys.
Page Length
LPI LOCK
↑
PAGE LENGTH
↓
TOP MARGIN
→ or ←
NUMBER OF LINES
A4 (11.6 inches)
A5 (8 inches)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
→ or ←
1 line (*)
...
126 lines
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function selects the physical page length in n° of lines (1 to 126 lines at 1/6”)
or in standard formats (A4 or A5).
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Top Margin
PAGE LENGTH
↑
TOP MARGIN
→ or ←
↓
BOTTOM MARGIN
Line #1 (*)
...
Line #X
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function selects the top margin defined as n° of lines (at 1/6”). The
value X corresponds to the n° of lines set in the PAGE LENGTH function.
Bottom Margin
TOP MARGIN
↑
BOTTOM MARGIN
→ or ←
↓
HORIZONTAL PITCH
Line #1
...
Line #66 (*)
...
Line #126
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function selects the bottom margin defined as n° of lines (at 1/6”). The
value X corresponds to the n° of lines set in the PAGE LENGTH function.
Horizontal Spacing
BOTTOM MARGIN
↑
HORIZONTAL PITCH
→ or ←
↓
CPI LOCK
5 cpi
...
10 cpi (*)
...
20 cpi
...
Proportional
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function sets the horizontal spacing at the following values: 5, 6, 8.55,
10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi or the proportional spacing.
Cpi Lock
HORIZONTAL PITCH
↑
→ or ←
CPI LOCK
↓
Enabled
Disabled (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
LEFT MARGIN
Enabled
Disabled
Horizontal spacing is selected only by operator panel (PITCH key).
The horizontal spacing is selected by the operator panel (PITCH key)
or by software.
Left Margin
CPI LOCK
↑
LEFT MARGIN
↓
RIGHT MARGIN
→ or ←
Column 1 (*)
...
Column 136
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function sets the left margin defined as n° of columns. The physical
margin position depends on the selected horizontal spacing.
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Right Margin
LEFT MARGIN
↑
RIGHT MARGIN
→ or ←
↓
SLASHED ZERO
Column 1
...
Column 136 (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function sets the right margin defined as number of columns. The
physical margin position depends on the selected horizontal spacing.
Zero Character Typeface
RIGHT MARGIN
↑
SLASHED ZERO
→ or ←
↓
Yes
No (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
MULTICOPY
This function selects the zero character printing with (Yes) or without slash
(No).
Multicopy Form
SLASHED ZERO
↑
MULTICOPY
→ or ←
↓
Yes
No (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
FONT
This function selects the printing on multicopy format paper (Yes) or on
normal paper (No).
Print Direction
MULTICOPY
↑
PRINT DIRECTION
↓
FONT
→ or ←
Unidirectional
Bidirectional
Soft. control (*)
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function selects the print direction: unidirectional, bidirectional o
controlled by software.
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PRINT ADJUSTMENT Function
Bidirectional Print Alignment
SELECT MACRO.
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
↑
↑
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
→ or ←
BIDI. ALIGNMENT:
↓
↓
PRINT STATUS
TOP OF FORM
→ or ←
Offset: +6
...
Offset: -6
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function adjusts the bidirectional printing in a range between - 6 and
+6. When the previous value is changed, the printer prints two ‘|’ lines to
control the final output.
Top of Form (ToF)
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT
↑
TOP OF FORM
→ or ←
↓
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/90 inches
...
990/90 inches
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function adjusts the top of the form in n/90 inch. The values range between 0
and 990. At value selection level, the printer prints a **x/90**string, where the x
value indicates the current value corresponding to the current ToF position. If the
value is changed, the new value will be printed from its corresponding ToF
position.
See “Top of Form Adjustment” in the “Paper Handling” section.
Tear Position Alignment
TOP OF FORM
↑
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
↓
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT
→ or ←
0/90 inches
...
990/90 inches
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
↑ or ↓
This function adjusts the tear off position in n/90 inch. The values range
between 0 and 990. At value selection level, the tear off line position aligns
to the corresponding tear off border of the printer cover. Pressing the ↑ or ↓
keys, the tear off position moves in steps of 1/90 inch. When the tear off
perforation line is set in the desired position, selects this value.
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PRINT STATUS Function
Press the → key to select the function. The message Printing test will
displayed while the following output will be printed:
405x plus:
CONTROLLER:78XXXXXX Rel.:x.xx GENERATOR: 78XXXXXX
OPTIONS
CURRENT VALUES
MACRO1*
MACRO2
MACRO3
MACRO4
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
Draft
Normal
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
6 lpp
Disabled
66 lines
Line #1
Line #66
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
10 cpp
Disabled
Column #1
Column #136
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. Control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
No
No
Soft. control
Automatic
2 seconds
BIDI. ALIGNEMENT.
TOP OF FORM
Offset: 0
0/90 inches
PROTOCOL
IBM MODE
TEAR PERFO ALIGN
0/90 inches
SET-C IBM
FONT
DRAFT MODE.
VERTICAL PITCH
LPI LOCK
PAGE LENGTH
TOP MARGIN
BOTTOM MARGIN
HORIZONTAL PITCH
CPI LOCK
LEFT MARGIN
RIGHT MARGIN
SLASHED ZERO
MULTICOPY
PRINT DIRECTION
INTERFACE
INTERFACE TYPE
I/F TIME-OUT
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
INPUT BUFFER
32 k (No DLL)
PARALLEL MODE
AUTOFEED SIGNAL
SLCT-IN SIGNAL
Bidirectional
Disabled
Disabled
SERIAL TYPE
SERIAL MODE
INSTALLATION
RS232C
Local
BAUD RATE
WORD LENGTH
PARITY BIT
BUFFER CONTROL
ROBUST XON
HIGH GUARD LEVEL
Rel.:x.xx
9600 bps
8 bit
None
XON/XOFF
IBM XL x
(1/2)
IBM set 1
NATION
20 CPI
EPSON MODE
CP437
20 CPI no
NATION
EPSON C-SET
USA
Graphic2
LINE MODE
TEAR/VIEW MODE
LANGUAGE
BUZZER
LF=LF,CR=CR
Auto.advance1s
English
Enabled
No
90% Buffer Size
HEX DUMP Function
This function may be selected at any point of the printing. To activate the
hexadecimal printing follow this sequence:
1. After entering the Program Setup, the following message will be displayed:
HEX DUMP
2. Press the → key to activate this function. Press the ↓ key, the following
messages will be alternatively displayed.
Hex dump OFF
Hex dump ON
4. Release the ↓ key when the hex dump ON message is displayed, to
confirm this selection, press → key. The printer will print the data in
hexadecimal code as well the ASCII notation:
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 45 46
47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
57 58 59 5A 0D 0A
0123456789ABCDEF
GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV
WXYZ
5. To cancel the hexadecimal printing, set the printer in Wait (READY
indicator unlit), press again the PROGRAM key and proceed as described
above but now select the Hex dump OFF message.
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Paper Handling
Paper Specifications
Use the correct paper in your printer for obtaining good results in your
printout. See the information table below:
Fanfold Paper
Width:
Length:
Weight:
Number of copies:
Weight:
First sheet
Others
Carbon:
Total thickness:
Minimum
Maximum (*)
Minimum
Minimum
Maximum
1 original plus 5 copies
76 mm (3 inches)
406 mm (16.55 inches)
76 mm (3 inches)
2
55 g/m
2
80 g/m
Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Maximum
Maximum
55 g/m
2
75 g/m
2
55 g/m
2
75 g/m
2
14 g/m
2
35 g/m
0,52 mm (0,02 inches)
2
(*) If you are using fanfold paper through the Automatic Sheet Feeder, the
maximum width is 381 mm (15 inches).
Cut Sheets
Width:
Length:
Weight:
Number of copies:
Weight:
First and last sheets
Other sheets
Carbon paper
Multipart forms
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Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Minimum
Maximum
101,6 mm (4 inches)
431,8 mm (17 inches)
63,5 mm (2,5 inches)
2
50 g/m
2
120 g/m
1 original plus 5 carbon copies
Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Maximum
Maximum
55 g/m
2
75 g/m
2
45 g/m
2
75 g/m
2
14 g/m
2
35 g/m
0,52 mm (0,02 inches)
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Cut Sheets
Cut sheets are inserted from the top of the printer. You can load cut sheet
whether fanfold paper is inserted or not.
If no fanfold paper is present, proceed as follows; otherwise, go to "Switching
From Fanfold Paper to Single Sheet" section.
Loading Cut Sheets
1. Put the paper chute in the raised position by pulling and hooking it
firmly. Close or extend the paper support bar according to the paper size.
2. If you wish to position the first printing column at 25 mm from the edge
of the paper, slide the left paper guide to the left as far as it will go, then
adjust the right paper guide according to the paper width.
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3. Move the paper thickness lever according to the paper type:
•
•
•
If a cut sheet is loaded move the
lever towards the back of the
printer.
If a multicopy chemical paper is
loaded, first move the lever
completely towards the back of the
printer, then 1 notch towards the
front of the printer for each copy.
If a carbon multicopy paper is
loaded, first move the lever
completely towards the back of the
printer, then 2 notches towards the
front of the printer for each copy.
Now, you can load the paper and print your first test document (see later in
this section). If the pattern does not satisfy your expectation, adjust the
paper thickness lever.
When printing on multicopy paper, follow the above procedure to avoid
damaging the print head.
4. If the printer is turned off, turn the
printer on. The display shows Load
Paper, if there is no paper in the
printer. If you turn the printer on
when paper is already inserted, the
display will show Remove Paper
while buzzer sounds 4 short "beeps".
The paper is ejected with a
backward movement of maximum
24 inches. If you have not removed
the paper yet, the buzzer will sound
again 4 short “beeps”. Finally the
display will show Load paper.
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5. Feed the cut sheet in the slot. Press the LOAD or FF key. The paper will be
loaded to the first printable line. The paper is positioned at the first
printable line at 1/6 inch from the top edge of the paper. The last
printable line of the sheet is positioned at 0.83 inch (21 mm) from the
bottom edge of the paper.
Fanfold Paper
The fanfold paper must be inserted at the rear of the printer.
Inserting Fanfold Paper
1. Put the paper chute in the raised position by lifting and hooking it firmly.
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2. Open the tractor cover until it clips into place.
3. Unlock the sprocket on the side of
the interface connector and, if it is
not already positioned, slide it to
the right until it stops.
4. If you wish the first column in a particular position, the ruler under the
tractor should be helpful to position the sprocket. The distance between
the marks on the ruler is 1/10 inch.
5. Lock the sprocket in place
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6. Unlock the other sprocket and position it in accordance with the paper
width. Slide the spacers evenly along the tractor bar
7. Open the sprocket covers.
8. Position the holes in the paper
over one sprocket and then over
the other.
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9. Close the sprocket covers
10. Adjust the two sliders on the tractor cover in alignment with the spacers
and close the cover firmly.
11. Put the paper chute in the down position by lifting it towards the back of
the printer and pushing gently down until it stops. Space the paper
guides evenly on the paper chute.
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12. Place the drive selection lever in
the fanfold position (fanfold
drawing) and make sure that
Fanfold is selected by pressing
PATH key (SHIFT function) on the
operator panel.
13. If the printer is turned off, turn the printer on (see "Power Connection”
section before). The display shows Load paper.
14. Press the LOAD or FF key and the paper will be positioned in front of the
print head.
The paper is positioned at the first printable line at 1/6 inch from the top
edge of the paper. If you want to adjust the paper position, follow the
instructions of the "Top of Form Adjustment" section later. The last printable
line of the last form is positioned at 0.31 inch (8 mm) from the bottom edge of
the paper
It is advisable not to print two lines before and two lines after the paper
perforation.
Parking Fanfold Paper
Whenever you wish to park the fanfold paper, follow the sequence:
1. Make sure that the printer is disabled to print (Wait message is
displayed and the READY indicator is unlit) and tear the fanfold paper
that is currently loaded along the last perforation.
2. Press the SHIFT key and then the PARK key to enable the PARK
paper will be displayed, the fanfold
function. The message Parking
paper will move backwards up to its parking position. The fanfold paper
is still inserted into the tractors and ready to be fed as necessary.
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•
When the fanfold paper to park is too long, two messages will be
alternatively displayed: 1. Tear-off paper and 2. Remove
paper. Tear the printed paper and press again the PARK key.
•
When you need to load again the fanfold paper, make sure that the
drive selection lever is in fanfold position and that the paper type
(PATH function) selection is Fanfold.
Switching From Fanfold Paper to Cut Sheet
If you have been using fanfold paper and you have not removed it, your
printer allows the cut sheet sheet loading after performing a parking of the
inserted fanfold paper.(PARK function).
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and disabled to print (READY
indicator unlit). Tear the fanfold paper that is currently loaded along the
last perforation.
2. You can perform the paper switching as follows:
•
•
Press the SHIFT key and then the PATH key. Select Manual and exit by
pressing the SHIFT key. The fanfold paper moves backwards;
or
Park the fanfold paper (PARK function). The Manual paper feeding is
automatically selected when the cut sheet is loaded.
3. Place the drive selection lever in the cut sheet position. The message
Load paper will be displayed.
Now, your printer is ready to load cut sheet. Follow step1 to 5 in ” Loading
Cut Sheets” section.
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Top of Form Adjustment
The Top of Form Adjustment procedure allows you to adjust the position of the first
printable line and therefore it is advisable to perform it immediately after a paper
loading. Turn the printer on , if it is not, and proceed as follows:
Make sure that the printer is not printing. (READY indicator unlit). If the
fanfold paper has been loaded, park it by pressing the PARK key. If the cut
sheet has been inserted, eject it by pressing the FF key.
1. Press the PROGRAM key. The following message will be displayed:
SELECT MACRO
2. Press the ↓ key until the following message is displayed:
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
3. Press the → to select the function. The following message will be displayed:
Bidi. Alignment
4. Now go on pressing the ↓ key until the following message will be displayed.
Top of form
5. Press the → key to select the function. The paper is unloaded and
reloaded at the TOF quote. The current value will be printed and the
display will show the following message:
0/90 inches
The paper is moved to the view position. While scrolling all the possible
values by pressing the ↑ and ↓ keys the paper will be moved.
6. Pressing again the → key the displayed value is selected and printed,
after the paper has been taken to the correct position. Then the paper will
be taken to the view position.
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Tear Off Line Adjustment
The Tear Off Line Adjustment procedure allows you to adjust the position of
the fanfold perforation in order to tear it against the printer tear off border
on the cover. This procedure is available only if the Program Setup is
previously entered.
The Tear Off Line Adjustment procedure can be executed at any time during the
printing.
Proceed as follows.
1. Make sure that the printer is not enabled to print (READY indicator unlit
and the message Wait displayed).
2. Enter the Program Setup by pressing the PROGRAM key.
3. The following message will be displayed:
SELECT MACRO
4. Press the ↓ key until the following message will be displayed:
PRINT ADJUSTMENT
5. Press the → key to select the function. The following message will be
displayed:
Bidi.Alignment
6. Now go on pressing the ↓ key until the following message will be
displayed:
Tear perfo Align
7. The following temporary message will be displayed :
Parking paper
8. Now if you press the → key the paper will be unloaded, reloaded and a
form feed executed. The paper will be taken to the corresponding tear off
line.
9. Pressing the ↑ and ↓ keys you can scroll all the selectable values while
the paper will be moved.
10. Pressing again the → key the displayed value will be selected
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Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Cleaning the Printer
Periodical cleaning will help to keep your printer in top condition.
•
Use a neutral detergent or a 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 other similar
agents, because they can cause discolorations and scratchings.
•
Be careful not to damage the electronic and mechanical components.
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge
If the printing is fading, the ribbon could be worn or damaged. It is advisable
to remove the used ribbon cartridge while the printer is turned off. However,
your printer can be turned on during this procedure, but do not forget that it
must be disabled to print (Wait message displayed).
Make sure that the new ribbon cartridge is an original Compuprint spare
part. If it is not so the quality and reliability level declared in the product
features won’t be assured.
1. Remove the printer cover.
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2. Move the printer carriage to the center of the printer.
3. Lift the cartridge off until the clip
release it.
Now, you are ready to insert a new ribbon cartridge. Follow from step 2 of
"Ribbon Cartridge Installation" section.
Printing the Self Test
It is advisable to print the self-test printout to inform you about the current
printer configuration and to check if the printer is working well.
Then, proceed as follows:
1. Keep the ON LINE key pressed while you turn the printer on , the display
will show the following message
Printing test
The message Printing test will remain displayed while the following
output will be printed
2. Press ON LINE key to stop printing.
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Error Handling
The following table will help you to identify and solve problems which may
occur when using the printer. If the problem is not listed, or if it is not
corrected by any of the methods suggested, contact your supplier for help.
Error Message Description
Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer fails to Wait is displayed
Press ON LINE key to enable printing.
print
Interface cables are not Push cables firmly into sockets at both
properly connected
ends
Fanfold paper is Paper holes are torn
Remove torn paper and replace with
not advancing
next good sheet. Check the tension of
the paper between left and right
sprocket wheels. If too tight, loosen, by
moving right sprocket wheels slightly
to left (see “Paper Handling” before).
Reload
paper,
ensuring
that
Paper is not correctly
corresponding holes at each side of
aligned on sprocket
paper are correctly aligned on sprocket
wheels
wheels.
The drive selection lever Position lever in the fanfold position
is selected in cut sheet
position.
Print fading
Ribbon not feeding
Check that ribbon is correctly loaded (see
“Ribbon Cartridge Installation” before.
Turn the tension knob to ensure that the
ribbon is not jammed.
Ribbon worn or
Replace ribbon.
damaged
Print head too far from Pull paper thickness lever towards the
paper
back of the printer to move print head
closer to paper.
Dark,
smudgy Print head too close to Pull paper thickness lever towards the
print
paper
front of the printer to move print head
away from paper.
Self-test
not ON
key
not Repeat the sequence (see “Printing”
LINE
printed
pressed while turning the Self Test “ before).
the printer on.
Carriage fault
Press ON LINE key and repeat the
sequence (see “Printing The Self Test”
before).
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Problem
Cause
Solution
The
display Error in the paper Try to eject the paper using ↑ and ↓ in
shows
MICRO FEED function.
Remove handling procedure
paper
The
display An
unrecoverable Turn the printer off. Make sure that
shows Carriage carriage error occurred
the ribbon is not blocked inside the
cartridge by turning the tension knob,
error
then wait 3 seconds and turn the
printer on. If the problem is not solved,
call Technical Assistance.
Single sheet has You have not correctly Insert again single sheet into the front
not been loaded
inserted the cut sheet
paper entry slot making sure that it
reaches the roller.
Press LOAD o FF key.
The paper chute is in Place the paper chute in raised
down position (fanfold position and insert again the single
sheet. Press LOAD o FF.
paper)
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Options
Automatic Sheet Feeder
This Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) provides fast and automatic feeding of
single sheets and multi-part forms on your printer. This option is quickly and
easily installed onto the printer by the operator. No tools or special equipment
are necessary. Operation of the sheet feeder is relatively simple and with proper
installation and care, it will provide long and trouble-free service. The single
sheets are contained in adjustable paper feed bin and are individually fed by the
feeder to the printer platen. After printing, the feeder automatically transports
the sheet or form into the output stacker of the feeder.
Unpacking Automatic Sheet Feeder
Unpack the (ASF) and the paper sorter and check that all components are
present:
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Preparing the Printer
Make sure that no paper is present in the printer and that the Automatic
Sheet Feeder loading is selected via your printer operator panel (see
“Configuring the Printer” section).
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Remove the printer cover by pushing down simultaneously the two
buttons in the front part of the cover and lifting it out.
3. Remove the paper chute, if present, as follows:
•
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put it in the raised position and flex it towards the front of the printer;
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•
lift the right side of the paper
chute;
•
unhook the left side of the paper
chute.
4. Slide the rubber rollers (1) of the paper bail to the extreme right side.
Remove the plastic mask (2) that protects the feeding mechanism on the
right side of the platen.
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5. Put the drive selection lever in
the single sheet position.
Installing the Automatic Sheet Feeder
1. Install the rear paper stackers.
2. Clip the two paper stackers (1) onto the metal strip in front of the paper sorter
(2).
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3. If you want to install the second
bin on your ASF, remove the cover
plates from the rear of the first
bin.
4. Insert the second bin into the first
bin of ASF, ensuring that the two
support arms snap in place.
Remember that once you have placed the second bin, it is not possible
to separate it from the first bin.
5. Hold the ASF parallel to the
platen and slightly tilted towards
the front of the printer. Fit the
hooks (1) into the small bars (2) at
either side of the platen. Release
the ASF.
6. Install the front cover provided with the ASF by first sliding it under the
ASF and then releasing it ensuring that clips in place.
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Paper Specifications
The following specifications should be adhered to in order to assure reliable
feeder operation. See the following tables:
Cut Sheet
Width:
Minimum
Maximum
145 mm (5.7 inches)
420 mm (A3)
Minimum (Bin 1)
Minimum (Bin 2)
Maximum
145 mm (5.7 inches)
203 mm (8 inches)
355 mm (14 inches)
Length:
Weight:
2
Storage:
Minimum
60 g/m (15 pounds)
2
Maximum
100 g/m (25 pounds)
At least five hours before use, keep the paper between
18 °C and 24°C° (64°- 75° F) with a 40% to 60% of relative
humidity.
Multipart Forms
Pressure
Sensitive Paper:
Maximum 2 copies
First Sheet
Copies
Last Sheet
70 - 80 g/m2 (17.5 - 20 pounds)
40 - 60 g/m2 (10 - 15 pounds)
70 - 80 g/m2 (17.5 - 20 pounds)
Maximum 2 copies
Carbon Paper:
2
First Sheet
70 - 80 g/m (17.5 - 20 pounds)
2
Copies
35 - 40 g/m (8.75 - 10 pounds)
2
Last Sheet
70 - 80 g/m (17.5 - 20 pounds)
2
Carbon Paper
25 g/m (6.25 pounds)
The uncoated surface of the carbon paper has to be rough.
Envelopes
Minimum
127 mm (5 pounds)
Maximum
254 mm (10 pounds)
Minimum
101 mm (4 pounds)
Length:
Maximum
160 mm (6.5 pounds)
Minimum
0.10 mm (0.004 pounds)
Thickness:
Maximum
0.13 mm (0.005 pounds)
Max.
Thickness max. 0.51 mm (0.020 inches)
Area:
Printable Area: it is advisable to print into the constant thickness area.
Width:
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Paper Loading
Make sure that all preliminary operations of preparing the printer are
executed, then follow the sequence:
1. Lift the lever (1) on the left side of the ASF to open the paper bin.
2. Unlock the left paper bin guide (1) by pressing down the lever (2)
positioned on top of the guide and then lock the guide in place.
3. Repeat the operations for the right paper bin guide adjusting it to the correct
paper width and ensuring that the paper is not too close in the bin.
Bin
Bin 1
Bin 2
Output Stacker
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35 Multipart Forms
100 Cut Sheets
35 Multipart Forms
150 Cut Sheets
50 Multipart Forms
Weight
2
80 g/m
80 g/m
2
80 g/m
2
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4. Fan the paper thoroughly and
stack it firmly in the bin.
5. Lock the paper bin guides by
lifting the levers up. Close the
paper bin by pushing its lever
down.
• Whenever the bin is opened,
reposition the paper in the bin
• Whenever the printer received
a
print
command,
it
automatically
performs
a
paper loading.
Switching From Fanfold Paper to ASF
If you have been using fanfold paper and the printer receives a command to
load a cut sheet through the Automatic Sheet Feeder:
1.
2.
Park the fanfold paper: press the SHIFT key and then the PARK key to
enable the PARK function, the message Parking paper will be
displayed.
Place the drive selection lever in the cut sheet position. Press the ON
LINE key.
Manual Cut Sheets Insertion Without Removing the ASF
Follow the sequence:
• Open the paper bins.
• Make sure that the printer is
disabled to print.
• Insert the single sheet in the
entry slot in front of the first
bin until it stops against the
platen. Perform the paper
loading
procedure
as
explained before in “Loading
Cut Sheets” section.
• Whenever you wish to enable
again the ASF loading,
restack the paper in the bins
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and close them.
Using Fanfold Paper through Automatic Sheet Feeder
Your printer allows to load the fanfold paper with the Automatic Sheet
Feeder (option) installed.
The paper width must be maximum 15 inches (381 mm) and it is advisable to
test it so that this feature can be correctly performed.
Follow the sequence:
1. Make sure that the fanfold paper is in parking position and that the
printer is idle.
2. Press the SHIFT key and then PATH key. When the display shows the message
Fanfold Thru ASF release the key or do not press it within 0.8 sec.
3. Place the drive selection lever in
the fanfold position.
4. Load paper as explained before and then proceed with your printing job.
You will see the fanfold that comes through the Automatic Sheet Feeder
and positions itself towards the front of the printer.
It is advisable to remove the output stackers, if installed, from the
Automatic Sheet Feeder to facilitate the paper exit.
How to Keep the Automatic Sheet Feeder Clean
Your Automatic Sheet Feeder has been designed to operate reliably over a
long period of time with minimal care and attention. However, it is
advisable:
• Remove the dust from the ASF by first removing it from the printer. To
remove dust and paper particles from the ASF you should use a soft
brush.
• The pick-up rollers and printer platen may become slightly less efficient
with use, therefore they must be cleaned periodically by a lint-free cloth
and a suitable platen cleaner. Please contact your dealer for suitable
platen cleaner.
Do not use platen cleaner on the plastic parts of the printer or ASF
since platen cleaner will melt plastic.
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Options
Removing the Automatic Sheet Feeder
When the ASF is no longer required, do not forget to disable its use by
selecting another type of paper loading via your printer operator panel, see
“Operator Panel Presentation” before.
1. Turn the printer off and remove the ASF cover.
2. Remove the ASF by tilting it
slightly towards the front of the
printer and lifting it off.
3. Position the rubber roller (1) in their places evenly along the paper bail.
Refit the plastic mask (2).
4. Replace the printer cover and the paper chute.
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Problem Solving
The following table will help you to identify and solve problems which may
occur when using the ASF. If the problem is not listed, or if it is not
corrected by any of the methods suggested, contact your supplier for help.
Problem
Cause
The ASF does not The paper bin(s) not in
operating position.
feed the paper
The platen movement is not
being transferred to ASF.
The printer must be set to
ASF mode.
The ASF is out of paper.
There is a paper jam
condition.
More
than
one The paper is not fanned
sheet
of
paper enough.
feeds at a time
The
paper
is
out
of
specifications or damaged
conforming
to
ASF
standards.
Paper goes a skew The paper is damaged.
Solution
Set paper bin(s) to correct
operating position.
Check the ASF mounting and
proper gear contact.
Set the ASF mode, refer to the
manual.
Reload the paper bin(s).
Remove the jammed paper and
restack the paper
Fan the paper and reload paper
stack.
Replace with
new paper
according to the ASF standards.
Remove paper from the bin and
replace it with new paper.
The paper is not The output paper stacker is Empty the output paper .
stacker
ejected full.
properly
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Printer Specifications
Printer Specifications
Printing Characteristics
Print Head
4056 plus
4051 plus
24
9
020
0.30
Black 3 million of characters
Needles
Needles Diameter
Ribbon Type
Number of Printable Columns
136 at 10 cpi
163 at 12 cpi
204 at 15 cpi
233 at 17.14 cpi
271 at 20 cpi
Horizontal Spacing (in cpi)
Normal
Expanded
Compressed
10 - 12 - 15
5 - 6 - 7.5 -8.55
17.1 - 20
Print Matrix (VxH) 4051 plus
Draft
Source
CPI Result
Source
H
V
H
V
H
12
9
10
12
9
20
10
9
12
10
9
20
10
9
15
10
9
20
12
9
17.1 14
9
12
12
9
20
12
9
12
12
9
PS
var
9
20
Proportional spacing employs the same density
tuned on the character widths.
Quality
Result
V
H
V.
18
10
20
18
18
12
20
18
18
15
20
18
9
17.1
12
18
9
20
12
18
18
PS
20
18
definition as for 10 cpi, but with a cell dimension
CPI
Print Matrix (VxH) 4056 plus
Draft
Source
CPI Result
Source
H
V
H
V
H
12
24
10
12
24
36
10
24
12
10
24
30
8
16
15
8
16
24
12
24
17.1 14
24
36
12
24
20
12
24
30
12
24
PS
var
24
36
Proportional spacing employs the same density
tuned on the character widths.
Quality
Result
V
H
V.
24
10
36
24
24
12
30
24
16
15
24
16
24
17.1
21
24
24
20
18
24
24
PS
var
24
definition as for 10 cpi, but with a cell dimension
CPI
Vertical Spacing
Vertical
Horizontal
Paper step
64
4051 plus: 1/6’’, 1/8’’, 1/12’’, 1/72’’, 1/144’’
4056 plus: 1/6’’, 1/8’’, 1/12’’, 1/90’’, 1/180’’
3 lp/30 mm, 4 lp/30 mm, 6 lp/30 mm, 8 lp/30 mm, 12 lp/30 mm
4051 plus: 1/144’’
4056 plus: 1/180’’
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Printer Specifications
Character Sets
ASCII
IBM PC Character Sets
IBM /EPSON Character
Sets
EPSON National Variations
ISO Characters Sets
Normal + Slanted (italics)
CS1 and CS2
USA (CP 437), Greek (CP437-G), Multilingual (CP850), Greek (CP851),
Eastern Europe (CP 852), Turkish (CP 853), Cyrillic (CP 855), Turkish
(CP 857), Euro PC Multilingual (CP 858), Portugal (CP 860), Hebrew (CP
862), Canada/France (CP 863), Arabic (CP 864), Denmark/Norway (CP
865), Russian (CP 866), Turkish2 (CP 867), OCR-A (CP 876), OCR-B
(CP 877), GOST, TASS
USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark-1, Sweden, Italy,
Spain-1, Japan, Norway, Denmark-2, Spain-2, Latin America.
Latin1 (ISO 8859/1), Latin2 (ISO 8859/2), Latin3 (ISO 8859/3), Latin4
(ISO 8859/4), Latin/Cyrillic (ISO 8859/5), Latin/Arabic (ISO 8859/6)
Latin/Greek (ISO 8859/7), Latin/Hebrew (ISO 8859/8), Latin5 (ISO
8859/9), Latin9 (ISO 8859/15)
Fonts
4051 plus: Draft, Courier, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B
4056 plus: Draft, Courier, Roman, Boldface, Prestige, Script, Presentor, OCR-A, OCR-B
Print Attributes
Compressed, Double Width, Double Height, Subscript (*), Superscript, Underline (*), Overscore,
Slanted (*), Double Strike, Emphasized
Note: (*) Graphic characters do not accept this attribute
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Draft/Quality in EPSON IBM + Native
Print Speed
HSD
Draft
Quality
Pages per hour
4051 plus
480 at 10 cpi
360 at 10 cpi
120 at 10 cpi
400
4056 plus
480 at 10 cpi
360 at 10 cpi
133 at 10 cpi
400
Paper Feed
Paper Line Feed
Paper Slew
90 msec at 6 lpi (line per inch)
5 IPS
Resolution (dpi)
Horizontal
Vertical
4051 plus
60, 72, 80, 90, 120, 144, 240
72, 144
4056 plus
60, 80, 90, 120, 180, 240, 360
90, 180
Bar Codes
UPC-A, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 39, Code 128, Code 11, 2/5 Interleaved, 2/5 Industrial, 2/5
Matrix, Postnet, Codabar
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Printer Specifications
Paper Handling
Copies
Thickness
Size
1+ 5
0.52 mm max.
Fanfold
Cut Sheet
Paper Path
Fanfold
Cut Sheet
on Fanfold or Cut Sheet
Manual Front or through the ASF
on all paper types (max. 1’’ on ASF)
under the printable line
Labels
Envelopes
Reverse Movement
Tear off
ASF (option):
Paper Bins
Paper Stacker
Stacker Size
Width: 7,62 a 40,64 cm (3’’ to 16’’)
Width: 10,16 a 42,6 cm (4’’ to A3)
Height: 6,3 a 30,48 cm (2.5’’ to 12’’)
Rear Push
Manual Front
Capability:100 sheets each
Capability:150 sheets
Width:
8,54 to 38,1 cm (6’’ to 15’’)
Length:
Bin 1: 17,78 to 35,56 cm (7’’ to 14’’)
Bin 2: 20,32 to 35,56 cm (8’’ to 14’’)
Physical and Electrical Characteristics
Emulations
4051 plus
IBM Proprinter XL III
EPSON FX Series
4056 plus
IBM Proprinter XL 24
IBM Proprinter XL 24AGM
EPSON LQ1050/2550
Noise level
55 dBA
Power Supply
187 to 264 Volt / 50 Herz.
Interface
Parallel I/F
Serial I/F
IBM-Epson and Centronics compatible
Bidirectional, IEEE 1284
Buffer: up to 32 KB
Nibbles and Byte Mode
Shared w/ DLL buffer
7/8 data bits max 100 KBPS
RS-232/C and 422/A
600 to 38400 baud bps
7/8 data bits
DTR
XON/XOFF
Break
Buffer : up to 32 KB
Shared w/ DLL buffer
Life/Availability
MTBF: Mean Time Between Failure
Print Head
Ribbon
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10000 hours @ 25% Duty Cycle
(Draft) 400 MC
(Draft) 3 MC
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Printer Specifications
Physical Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
173 mm (6,7 “)
615 mm (24,2”)
310 mm (12,2”)
15 kg
Environment Conditions
Storage Conditions
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Operating Conditions
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Paper Conditions
Temperature
Relative Humidity
-40° to 50° C
10%t o 90% RH (non condensing)
10° to 38° C
10% to 90% RH (non condensing)
16° to 24° C
40% to 60% RH (non condensing)
Standard Compliance
ESD IEC 801-2
GS/EN 60950 (included IT Power System) certified by TÜV Product Service in conformity to IEC 950
VDE 0871/6.78 e VDE 875 in conformity to Class B (Radio Protection Mark)
ECMA 8,11,132
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