User Manual - Compuprint
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User Manual
001
Safety Information
A. Never remove any printer cover except to install a printer accessory and as expressly
described in this manual.
B. Please store the printer covers in a safe place. The covers must be reinstalled if you decide to
remove any printer accessory.
The following areas of the printer should be covered for safety reasons:
P u ll Tra cto r M e ch an ism C o ve rs
L arg e R ea r C o ve r
The above openings must always be protected with their cover when the corresponding option is
not installed. Do not touch inside the opening and do not insert any object into these openings or
into the gears.
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Table of Contents
Using Macros .............................................................................................. 56
About Macros ......................................................................................... 56
Switching between Macros ................................................................... 57
Selecting Print Features............................................................................ 58
Selecting the Font.................................................................................. 59
Selecting the Pitch................................................................................. 60
Holding a Print Task.................................................................................. 61
Reducing the Print Noise Level ................................................................ 61
Recovering from a Fault State .................................................................. 62
Recovering from a Paper out Fault...................................................... 62
Recovering from other Faults............................................................... 62
Printing...............................................................................................63
Print Area Definition.................................................................................. 63
Print Area Definition............................................................................. 64
Printing on Multipart Form ...................................................................... 66
Adapting to Paper Thickness ............................................................... 66
Hints on Printer Settings for Paper Thickness .................................. 67
Managing Blank Pages .............................................................................. 68
Printing on Pre-printed Forms.................................................................. 68
Adjusting the Top of Form from the Operator Panel......................... 69
Configuring Your Printer...................................................................70
What is Configuration? .............................................................................. 70
The Configuration Structure..................................................................... 71
Display Graphic Conventions............................................................... 72
The Different Types of Selectable Values ........................................... 72
Configuration Quick Reference............................................................ 73
How to configure your Printer................................................................... 83
Reaching, Selecting, Saving a Configuration Value........................... 83
Printing the Printer Configuration...................................................... 86
Tips for Configuring .............................................................................. 86
How to manage your Configuration ......................................................... 88
Saving a Configuration ......................................................................... 88
Restoring a Macro.................................................................................. 89
Restoring all Macros.............................................................................. 89
Recalling the Factory Configuration.................................................... 89
Setting the Printer Installation................................................................. 90
LCD Language....................................................................................... 90
Error Buzzer........................................................................................... 90
Ribbon Type ........................................................................................... 91
Paper Path at Power-On....................................................................... 91
Tractor Jam Sensor............................................................................... 91
Safety Information .............................................................................. ii
Table of Contents .............................................................................. iii
Getting to Know Your Printer..............................................................1
Printer Features............................................................................................1
Unpacking Your Printer...............................................................................2
Printer Parts..................................................................................................3
Front View ................................................................................................3
Rear View..................................................................................................4
Setting Up Your Printer .......................................................................5
Choosing a Suitable Location.......................................................................5
Printer Assembly ..........................................................................................6
Removal of the Shipment Locks.............................................................6
Ribbon Cartridge Installation.................................................................7
Host Computer Connection........................................................................13
Software Driver Selection ..........................................................................15
Power Connection .......................................................................................16
Selecting the Display Language ................................................................18
Operator Panel Presentation.............................................................19
The Display..................................................................................................20
LCD Display Messages..........................................................................23
The Indicators..............................................................................................26
The State Indicators ..............................................................................27
The Paper Path Indicators....................................................................28
The Buttons .................................................................................................29
Paper Handling ..................................................................................38
Paper Paths .................................................................................................38
How to Select a Paper Path .......................................................................39
Using Set-Up Mode................................................................................39
Using the Operator Panel .....................................................................40
Paper Specifications....................................................................................41
Fanfold Paper .........................................................................................41
Print Area ...............................................................................................42
Paper Thickness.....................................................................................44
Fanfold Paper Loading ...............................................................................45
Loading Paper Using the Front1 Tractor............................................45
Parking the Paper.......................................................................................50
Resetting Paper Position.......................................................................51
Printing on Adhesive Labels......................................................................52
Moving the Paper...................................................................................53
Advancing the Paper for Tearing-off....................................................54
Operating your Printer.......................................................................56
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Setting the Communication Interface.......................................................92
Interface Type.........................................................................................92
Interface Time-out .................................................................................92
Input Buffer Size....................................................................................93
Setting the Parallel Interface................................................................93
Setting the Serial Interface...................................................................95
Setting the User Access Authorization................................................98
Customizing Macros..........................................................................99
How to Customize a Macro ........................................................................99
Selecting the Protocol .................................................................................99
Setting the Publishing Style ....................................................................101
Font .......................................................................................................101
Quality Level ........................................................................................101
Vertical Pitch........................................................................................102
Setting the Page Layout...........................................................................103
Form Length.........................................................................................103
Left Margin...........................................................................................104
Form Width ..........................................................................................104
Top Margin ...........................................................................................104
Bottom Margin .....................................................................................105
Top of Form...........................................................................................105
Selecting the Paper Path..........................................................................105
Setting the Printing Modes......................................................................106
Print Direction......................................................................................106
Line Mode .............................................................................................107
Blank Pages..........................................................................................107
Print Impact .........................................................................................108
Print Gap ..............................................................................................109
Automatic Gap Offset ..........................................................................110
Perforation Anti-jam............................................................................111
Setting the Tear/View Mode ...............................................................111
Paper Movements According to Tear/View Mode.............................113
Paper Position Definition ....................................................................116
Setting the DEC Mode..............................................................................118
Horizontal Pitch ...................................................................................118
G0 Character Set..................................................................................119
User Preference Character Set...........................................................120
Printer ID..............................................................................................121
Wrap or Truncate.................................................................................121
Disconnection on EOT .........................................................................122
Initial Report ........................................................................................122
Automatic ANSWERBACK ................................................................123
ANSWERBACK on ENQ ....................................................................123
Configuring the IBM Mode ......................................................................124
Horizontal Pitch................................................................................... 124
IBM Character Set .............................................................................. 124
Code Page ............................................................................................. 125
IBM Double Height ............................................................................. 126
IBM AGM ............................................................................................. 126
Horizontal Pitch on COMPRESS....................................................... 126
Slashed Zero......................................................................................... 127
Setting the EPSON Mode................................................................... 127
Horizontal Pitch................................................................................... 127
National Character Set ....................................................................... 128
Code Page ............................................................................................. 129
EPSON Character Set ........................................................................ 130
Slashed Zero......................................................................................... 130
Testing Your Printer ........................................................................131
Hex-Dump Printing.................................................................................. 133
Adjusting Your Printer ....................................................................134
How to Adjust your Printer ..................................................................... 134
Adjusting the Bidirectional Alignment .................................................. 135
Adjusting the Position of the First Printable Line................................ 136
Adjusting the Tear-off Position ............................................................... 137
Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting ....................................138
Cleaning the Printer................................................................................. 138
Replacing the Ribbon Cartridge.............................................................. 139
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................ 141
Options.............................................................................................149
The Front2 Push Tractor......................................................................... 149
Installing/Removing the Front2 Push Tractor ................................. 149
Loading Paper Using the Front2 Tractor Option............................. 152
The Rear Pull Tractor .............................................................................. 159
Installing the Rear Pull Tractor......................................................... 159
Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) ............................................................... 164
Pedestals.................................................................................................... 165
Printer Specifications......................................................................166
Compliance Statements ..................................................................172
FCC Compliance Statement (USA) ........................................................ 172
Compliance Statement (Canada) ............................................................ 172
Compliance Statement (Germany) ......................................................... 172
Compliance Statement (Europe)............................................................. 173
Energy Star ............................................................................................... 173
International Compliance........................................................................ 173
Trademark Acknowledgements
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Printer Features
• 24 Needle Print Head
• 136 columns
• 9070-LA printer: Draft printing at 700 cps, LQ printing at 133 cps
9060-LA printer: Draft printing at 600 cps, LQ printing at 116 cps
• The supported emulations are: IBM Proprinter XL24E, EPSON ESC/P and DEC PPL2
• High Resolution Graphics Printing (360 x 360 dots per inch)
• Multiple copies (1 original and 7 copies)
• Automatic paper path selection
• Easy operability via operator panel menu and S/W commands
• Optional Automatic Sheet Feeder (120 sheets capability) which handles cut sheets,
multicopies and envelopes, accepts up to two additional paper bins and includes paper stacker
• Optional Color Mechanism
• Usage 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®
• Bi-directional IEEE 1284 parallel interface and RS232-C/422-A serial interface
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Unpacking Your Printer
Together with the CD-ROM with this User Manual, the following items are included in the box:
Notify any damage to your supplier.
Seria l Interface Adapter
Q uick R efe rence Gu ide
Powe r Cab le
Rib bon Cartridg e
Seria l Interface Cable
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Printer Parts
Front View
O pe ra tor Pa ne l
P a pe r K n o b
P u sh Tracto rs C over
P o w er S w itch
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Rear View
R e ar P ap er S lo t
Top C o ve r
R e ar Tracto r C o ver
P a pe r K no b
In te rfa ce C o nn ecto rs
L arg e R ea r C o v er
P o w er C ab le C o nn ecto r
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R e ar Tracto r In sta lla tion
A re a C ove rs
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
horizontal and stable;
be
80 cm
3 1.5 in.
sturdy,
• Your printer must not be exposed to
direct sunlight, extreme heat, cold,
Prriin
dust or humidity (see "P
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Sp
peecciiffiiccaattiioon
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• The power outlet compatible must be
with the plug of the printer's power
cord.
There must be sufficient clearances on
all sides for easy operation. The
required space is shown in the figure:
Printer Assembly
Removal of the Shipment Locks
Open all the printer covers and make sure that you remove the two shipment locks from the
printer.
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Ribbon Cartridge Installation
Two types of black ribbon cartridges are available for this printer, depending on whether the
color mechanism option is installed or not.
Make sure that you are using only CPG original consumables.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
2. Find the ribbon cartridge among the accessories.
R ib b on gu id e
H o ld er for C olor M e cha nism
Ten sion K n ob
C a rtrid g e P in
Long Life Black Ribbon Cartridge
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3. Open the top cover using the
small handles on either side of the
top cover.
4. Turn the printer on. The print
carriage prepares for ribbon
cartridge installation.
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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.
R ibbon W indin g K n ob
To avoid damage to the ribbon, do not turn the winding knob in the wrong direction.
6. Align the cartridge pins with the locking grooves on the left and right cartridge supports.
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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.
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2.
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8. Insert the white plastic holder onto the
color mechanism as shown in the
following figure.
R ib b on G uide
H o ld er for C olor M e cha nism
C o lo r M echa n ism
9. Turn the ribbon winding knob in the
arrow direction (located on the
cartridge) to take up slack in the
ribbon.
R ibbon W inding K nob
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10. Push the cartridge down gently until it clips into place at the locking points on both sides.
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.
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If the used ribbon cartridge needs to be replaced, see "R
pllaacciin
ngg T
Th
hee R
Riibbbboon
nC
Caarrttrriid
dggee", later
in this manual.
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Host Computer Connection
This printer can be connected to the host computer via two available interfaces. The interface
connectors are located on the rear of the printer.
• A bidirectional IEEE1284 parallel interface
• A RS232C/422A serial interface
Before connecting the interface cable, make sure that the printer and the host computer are
turned OFF .
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).
Parallel Interface
Serial Interface
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The interface cable with a 6 pin DECconnect type connector can be connected to the serial
interface connector by means of the serial interface adapter you received together with the
printer.
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Software Driver Selection
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® environment the printer supports the Plug &
Play feature.
The printer drivers of all Compuprint printers can be found at the Internet Address
hhttttpp::///w
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Power Connection
The power outlet must be compatible with the plug of the printer's power cord.
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).
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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).
1
2
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 Set-Up button.
The message "MACROS" appears on the display and the Set-Up indicator blinks slowly.
2. Press the → button. The message "INSTALLATION" appears.
3. Press the ↓ button. The message "LANGUAGE" appears.
4. Press the ↓ button. The message "*
English" appears. The * symbol indicates that English
is the current language for displaying the messages.
5. Select the language using the ← or the → buttons.
The different available languages appear on the display, each time you press one of these
buttons.
6. Once the desired language is displayed, confirm your choice by pressing the Sel/Save button.
The * symbol appears to confirm your choice.
7. Press the Exit button to exit Set-Up mode.
The message "Save config." appears, indicating that you are going to save your new
configuration.
•
To permanently save your choice in the current M1 macro, press the Sel/Save button.
The new language selection will still be active at next power-on.
•
To temporarily save your choice, press the Exit button.
The new language selection will be lost at next power-on. The previous language selection
will be active.
To cancel your modification and return to the previous configuration, press the → button. The
message "Restore Macro 1" appears. Press the Sel/Save button.
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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.
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Path
Quiet
Macro
P ark
P rint
Top o f F orm
M1
LF
M2
FF/Load
The operator panel consists of:
• A 16 character display (Liquid Crystal Display)
• Six function mode indicators
• Nine function keys
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M3
Font
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6HW8S
Pause
S et-Up
M4
Pitch
S el/S ave
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The Display
The display reads different types of messages according to the printer state and the operating
mode.
The Basic Screen
The basic screen is displayed in Normal mode. It is overwritten with interactive messages, which
are described in a section below.
The display is divided in four parts:
Ready
M1 - Aut
P rinter state
Lock sym bol
M acro
P roto col
Printer State Message
Meaning
Ready
Busy
Pause
Quiet
The printer is in Ready state.
The printer is in Busy state.
The printer is in Pause state.
The printer is in Quiet state.
Note: The Quiet message overwrites the other printer state messages.
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Lock Symbol
Meaning
Th
The use of a specific font or a specific horizontal pitch is forced (see "T
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F
Foon
ntt//P
Piittcch
h SSccrreeeen
n").
Macro Message
M1
M2
M3
M4
Meaning
The Macro 1 is selected.
The Macro 2 is selected.
The Macro 3 is selected.
The Macro 4 is selected.
Protocol Message Meaning
DEC
IPP
AGM
EP2
Aut (blinking)
Hex
The DEC PPL2 protocol is selected.
The IBM Proprinter XL24E protocol is selected.
The Alternate Graphic Mode of the IBM Proprinter XL24E protocol is
selected.
The EPSON ESC/P protocol is selected.
The interface type is set to automatic. The printer switches to the protocol
you selected for each type of interface (serial or parallel) when receiving
data.
The Hexadecimal Dump has been selected.
Note: The Hex message overwrites the other protocol messages.
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The Font/Pitch Screen
You access the Font/Pitch screen from the Basic screen after pressing the Font or the Pitch button.
The display is divided in two parts:
Draft
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P itch
Fo nt
When you first access the Font/Pitch screen, the display reads the following Factory setting for
the font and the pitch:
Font Messages
Pitch Messages
Common Meaning
SoftContrl.
Draft
Soft.
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Software Control
Software Control means that the font and the pitch that are used by the printer are defined
through the commands of your software application. These messages appear with the font and
the pitch that will be used if the printer receives no software command.
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LCD Display Messages
Simple messages
User Instructions
Message
Meaning
Adjust print gap
Requires manual setting of the print gap, when exiting Set-Up after
Cu
having set the PRINT GAP Option to Manual adjust. See "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg
M
Maaccrrooss" for more details.
Displayed when paper out occurs on the corresponding path or when the
paper feeding device is not present.
Load Push-Front1
Load Push-Front2
Load Push+Pull
Press Park
Remove paper
Select a Macro
This message is displayed when the USER ACCESS Option has been set to
Minimum and the only operator panel button to which the user is allowed
access after pressing the Set-Up button, is the Park button.
Requires the loaded paper to be removed
Requires the user to press the button (M1, M2, M3 or M4) corresponding to
the Macro he wants to select.
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Status Messages
Message
Meaning
Push-Front1
Push-Front2
Top cover open
The Push-Front1 path is selected via the operator panel.
The Push-Front2 path is selected via the operator panel.
The top cover is open.
Operating Messages
Message
Meaning
Loading paper...
Parking paper...
The printer is loading paper in the current paper path.
The printer is parking the paper either because the Park button has been
pressed, or because the paper path has been changed. The paper needs to be
parked in order to allow paper loading through the new path.
The printer is printing the output of one of the available printer tests.
The printer is processing data. Generic wait for operation end message.
The printer is executing the one of the available tests.
The printer is performing the bootstrap operations.
Printing test...
Processing...
Testing...
Starting-up...
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Rolling messages
Message
Meaning
1.Check paper
2.Press Pause
These messages are displayed during the initialization of the printer,
when the Push+Pull paper path is selected. The user should check that
the paper has been correctly loaded and confirm by pressing the Pause
button.
These messages are displayed during the paper loading procedure for the
Push+Pull paper path. The user should install the paper and confirm by
pressing the Pause button.
These messages are displayed when the Push-Front2 paper path is
selected and the tractor is not installed in the Front2 position.
Power the printer off and install the Push Front2 tractor option.
The printer was not able to park the paper, because it is too long. It
indicates that the paper should be torn-off and then parked again.
The print head carriage is not moving correctly. Open the top cover and
check if there is anything blocking the carriage.
Communication error. The DSR signal is not present on the serial
interface. Clear the error by pressing the Pause button twice, then check
if the communication parameters for the serial interface are set correctly.
Data has been lost due to incorrect interface settings. Check the
interface parameters in the printer Set-Up.
Displayed when exiting from the printer Set-Up and the PRINT GAP
Cu
Option has been set to Manual adjust. See "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss" for
more details.
1.Paper->Pull
2.Press Pause
1.Power-off
2.Push -> Front2
1.Tear-off paper
2.Park Paper
Carriage error
Check its moving
Comm. Failure
Check line
Data lost
Check interface
Print gap: Manual
Adjust print gap
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Message
Meaning
Gap failure
Check print gap
Printer failure
Call Service
Push-Front1 jam
Check paper
Push-Front2 jam
Check paper
Ribbon blocked
Check ribbon
Displayed when an automatic gap adjustment error occurred. Power the
printer off and on again. If the error is not solved, call the Customer Service.
The printer is in an error condition that cannot be solved by the user. Call the
Customer Service.
A paper jam occurred in the Push-Front1 path. Remove and reinstall the
paper.
A paper jam occurred in the Push-Front2 path. Remove and reinstall the
paper.
The ribbon cartridge is blocked. Check the ribbon cartridge installation.
The Indicators
The following graphic conventions are used to describe the possible indicator behaviors:
Off
Lit
Flashing
Flashing rapidly
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The State Indicators
The operator panel has three state indicators: Fault, Ready and Set-Up.
Indicator State
Ready
Ready
Ready
Set-Up
Set-Up
Fault
Fault
Fault
Meaning
Ready lit.
The printer is in Ready or Busy state.
The printer can receive printing information from the host.
Ready off.
The printer is in Pause state.
The printer cannot receive printing information from the host and the
current print tasks are put on hold.
Ready blinking.
The printer is in Pause state, and there is still data in the input buffer.
Set-Up off.
The printer is in normal state.
Set-Up blinking slowly.
The printer is in Set-Up state.
See the description of the paper path indicators below.
Fault lit.
The printer is out of paper.
Fault blinking slowly.
There is a fault such as cover open, paper jam, communication error, and
buffer overflow.
Fault blinking rapidly.
There is an internal diagnostic fault.
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The Paper Path Indicators
The Paper Path indicators identify which Paper Path is selected. With this printer the paper
may be loaded through the following Paper Paths:
•
Front1 Paper Path
•
Front2 Paper Path
•
ASF Paper Path
•
Push-Pull Paper Path
Always remember to power-off the printer before mounting any new paper feeding device. This
allows the printer to automatically detect this device at power-on.
Indicator Status
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Meaning
Paper Path indicator lit.
The Paper Path corresponding to the lit indicator is selected. In this
example the Push-Front1 Paper Path is selected.
Paper Path indicator blinking.
The Paper Path corresponding to the blinking indicator is selected; but it is
out of paper. In this example the Push-Front1 Paper Path is out of paper.
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The Buttons
The operator panel buttons are used to control the printer. Their function depends both on the
printer state and on the operating mode you have chosen. See the following section to know the
states and modes definitions.
The main function of each button is related to the Normal mode. This function is printed above
the button in a shaded rectangle.
The secondary functions concern the Set-Up mode, the Top of Form mode or any other specific
mode. These functions are printed outside the shaded rectangle. You access these secondary
functions after first pressing a button as follows:
–
you access the secondary functions printed in italic style after pressing the Set-Up button
–
you access the secondary functions printed in green after pressing the Macro button.
M1
M ain F u nc tion
S e co n d ary F un ctio n (S e t-U p )
LF
Macro
Top of Form
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S e co n d ary F un ctio n (M a c ro)
The Operating States
The following definitions explain the printer operating states. A state is a specific situation
essentially characterized by the data flow interpretation and the physical configuration of the
printer transmitted through the different sensors. The first part of the display indicates the
Th
current operating state (see the section "T
hee D
Diissp
pllaayy").
Throughout this User Manual, we refer to these definitions.
Operating State
Definition
Ready
-
No data are to be printed
-
No fault is detected by the sensors
-
Data are to be printed (being printed or not)
-
No fault is detected by the sensors
-
Printing is put to hold
-
No fault is detected by the sensors
-
A fault is detected by the sensors
-
The printer buzzer sounds according to the Set-Up setting, and the
display reads a specific error message
Busy
Pause
Fault
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The Operating Modes
The following definitions explain the printer operating modes. An operating mode allows the
user to perform specific operations grouped according to a common function.
Some other features are also called modes, especially within the Set-Up options. The following
description concerns only the modes that affect how you use the printer, mainly by using the
button functions. Throughout this User Manual, we refer to these definitions.
Operating Modes
Definition
Normal
This is the basic operating mode of your printer, allowing you to perform all the
operations related to getting documents printed: printing, handling paper, selecting
fonts, managing the operating states, switching between your customized
configurations.
This is the same mode as Normal, except that printing is performed with a lower
noise level than in Normal mode.
This mode is part of the Normal mode, since it defines the way the paper moves at
the end of each print task or when putting the task on hold (Pause state). For
example, you can make the paper automatically advance to the tear bar at the end of
the print task, or see the last printed line when you switch to Pause state.
This mode mainly allows you to set-up your printer according to your operating
environment. You can also define 4 customized configurations depending on the
different kinds of jobs you have to manage.
You can quickly access the Top of Form mode (abbreviated to ToF) from Normal
mode in order to modify the position of the first printable line.
This is a special printing mode allowing you to check the proper functioning of your
application or your printer.
This mode allows you to perfectly adjust your printer behavior, in particular the
bidirectional alignment, the position of the first printable line and the alignment of
the paper perforation with the tear bar.
Quiet
Tear/View
Set-Up
Top of Form
Hex-Dump
Adjustment
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The Function of the Buttons in Normal Mode
As explained previously, the function of the button mainly depends on the operating mode but is
also affected by the printer state. Normal mode gives you direct access to the following button
functions:
Button
Path
Functions
Path
P ark
Quiet
Quiet
P rint
Macro
Top of Form
Macro
Purpose
Ready/Pause State
To select one of the
available paper paths.
Hoow
w ttoo SSeelleecctt aa
See "H
P
Paappeerr P
Paatth
h".
To toggle between the
Quiet and the Normal
modes.
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See "R
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
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N
o
i
s
e
L
e
v
e
l
Noise Level".
To select one of the Macros
(access to the M1, M2, M3
and M4 button functions).
Ussiin
ngg M
See "U
Maaccrrooss".
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Busy State
Fault State
Paper Out
Other Fault
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Button
M1
Functions
LF
LF
M1
M2
FF/Load
FF/Load
M2
M3
Font
Font
M3
Purpose
Ready/Pause State
LF - To advance the paper
one line at the current
vertical pitch.
Moovviin
ngg tth
See "M
hee P
Paappeerr".
M1 - To select Macro 1. See
Ussiin
ngg M
"U
Maaccrrooss".
FF/Load - To advance the
paper. The paper moves
according to the settings of
the Tear/View mode.
Moovviin
ngg tth
See "M
hee P
Paappeerr".
M2 - To select Macro 2. See
Ussiin
ngg M
"U
Maaccrrooss".
Font - To force one of the
available resident fonts.
Seelleeccttiin
See "S
ngg P
Prriin
ntt
F
e
a
t
u
r
e
s
Features".
M3 - To select Macro 3. See
Ussiin
ngg M
"U
Maaccrrooss".
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Busy State
Fault State
Paper Out
Other Fault
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Button
M4
Functions
Pitch
Pitch
M4
Pause
Pause
S el/S ave
S et-Up
([LW
Set-Up
Purpose
Ready/Pause State
Pitch - To force one of the
available resident pitch
Seelleeccttiin
ngg
values. See "S
P
Prriin
ntt F
Feeaattu
urreess".
M4 - To select Macro 4. See
Ussiin
ngg M
"U
Maaccrrooss".
To toggle between the
Pause and the Ready state.
The paper moves according
to the settings of the
Tear/View mode. See
Hoollddiin
ngg aa P
"H
Prriin
ntt T
Taasskk".
To access the Set-Up mode,
the corresponding button
functions and other specific
button functions (Park,
Print, Top of Form).
Th
hee F
Fu
un
See "T
nccttiioon
n ooff tth
hee
B
Bu
uttttoon
nss iin
n SSeett--U
Upp
M
Mooddee".
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Busy State
Fault State
Paper Out
Other Fault
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Clears the
fault and
returns to
previous
state.
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Same as for
Ready/Pause
state.
Inactive
The Function of the Buttons in Set-Up Mode
As explained previously, the function of the button mainly depends on the operating mode. The
printer state also affects the specific function purpose. By definition, you access the following
button functions in Set-Up mode, which is after pressing the Set-Up button.
Button
Path
Functions
Purpose
Park
With the Push-Front1 or Push-Front2 Paper Paths, to park the paper.
With the Push-Pull Paper Path advances the paper.
Note: This function is no longer active once you enter Set-Up.
Paappeerr H
Haan
nddlliin
ngg".
See "P
Pressing this button the printer prints the firmware version of your
printer and the list of set-up features of the four macros and their
associated values.
Note: This function is no longer active once you enter Set-Up.
Prriin
nttiin
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
ntteerr C
Coon
nffiiggu
See "P
urraattiioon
n".
To access the Top of Form mode.
Note: This function is no longer active once you enter Set-Up.
Addjju
ussttiin
ngg tth
hee T
Toopp ooff F
Foorrm
m ffrroom
See "A
m tth
hee O
Oppeerraattoorr P
Paan
neell".
In Set-Up, to navigate downwards (through Functions, Options, Suboptions and Values).
Hoow
See "H
w ttoo C
Coon
nffiiggu
urree Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
P ark
Quiet
Print
P rint
Macro
Top of Form
Top of Form
M1
↓
LF
M2
FF/Load
↑
In Set-Up, to navigate upwards (through Functions, Options, Suboptions and Values).
Hoow
See "H
w ttoo C
Coon
nffiiggu
urree Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
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Button
Functions
Purpose
M3
Font
→
In Set-Up, to navigate at the same level to the next item.
Hoow
w ttoo C
Coon
nffiiggu
urree Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
See "H
M4
←
In the Set-Up structure, to navigate at the same level to the previous
item.
Hoow
w ttoo C
Coon
nffiiggu
urree Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
See "H
Sel/Save
To select a Value and save the new Configuration.
Hoow
w ttoo C
Coon
nffiiggu
urree Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
See "H
Exit
To exit Set-Up mode without saving the Values.
Hoow
w ttoo C
Coon
nffiiggu
urree Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
See "H
Pitch
Pause
S el/S ave
S et-Up
([LW
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The Functions of the Buttons in Top of Form Mode
As explained previously, the function of the button mainly depends on the operating mode but is
also affected by the printer state. You access the following button functions in the Top of Form
mode that is after pressing the Top of Form button.
The following table introduces only the buttons active in Top of Form mode.
Button
Macro
Top of Form
M1
Function
Purpose
Top of Form
To reset the Top of Form Value to zero.
↓
To reduce the Top of Form Value (the paper moves backwards
accordingly).
Addjju
ussttiin
ngg tth
hee T
Toopp ooff F
Foorrm
m ffrroom
See "A
m tth
hee O
Oppeerraattoorr P
Paan
neell" .
↑
To increase the Top of Form Value (the paper moves forwards
accordingly).
Addjju
ussttiin
ngg tth
hee T
Toopp ooff F
Foorrm
m ffrroom
See "A
m tth
hee O
Oppeerraattoorr P
Paan
neell".
Sel/Save
To save the Top of Form Value and return to Normal mode.
Addjju
ussttiin
ngg tth
hee T
Toopp ooff F
Foorrm
m ffrroom
See "A
m tth
hee O
Oppeerraattoorr P
Paan
neell".
Exit
To return to Normal mode without saving the Top of Form Value.
Addjju
ussttiin
ngg tth
hee T
Toopp ooff F
Foorrm
m ffrroom
See "A
m tth
hee O
Oppeerraattoorr P
Paan
neell".
LF
M2
FF/Load
Pause
S el/S ave
S et-Up
([LW
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Paper Handling
Paper Paths
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How to Select a Paper Path
The selection of the paper path can be done using the printer driver with your application
software. There are also two ways of selecting the paper path operating on the printer.
– using the operator panel, to change the paper path temporarily for a specific need at a
given time
– using the Set-Up mode, to switch to a specific customized Configuration (Macro) including
the use of a dedicated paper path.
Using Set-Up Mode
The Set-Up mode allows you to manage the paper paths used at power-on. Using the PATH AT
POWER-ON Option, you can choose one of the two possibilities:
Path at Power-on Value
Definition
From Macro
The paper path at power-on will be the paper path selected in the
active Macro at power-on. The corresponding PAPER PATH Option
is available in the Macro Option list only when this Value is
selected.
The paper path at power-on will be paper path selected when the
printer was powered off.
Last sel. Path
If you select the From Macro Value, select the paper path you intend to use in the PAPER PATH
Option available in the Macro Option list. If the paper feeding device corresponding to your
Macro definition is not present at power-on, the display shows a specific message.
Coonnffiigguurriinngg Y
Yoouurr P
Prriinntteerr" for information about the PATH AT POWER-ON Option and
See "C
Cuussttoom
miizziinngg M
Maaccrrooss" for information about the PAPER PATH Option.
"C
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Using the Operator Panel
The Path button on the operator panel is used to select the paper path you want to use. To select
a paper path using the operator panel:
1. Press the Path button.
The indicator corresponding to the currently selected path starts blinking. The display shows
the paper path name.
2. Press the Path button again.
The Path indicators light up one after one another. Only the indicators of the available paths
light up, i.e. those for which the corresponding tractor unit is installed.
Simultaneously, the display reads the corresponding paper path names.
3. Once the indicator corresponding to the paper path you want to select is lit, release the
button.
Automatic paper handling operations depending on your choice are performed after a timeout.
If the new selected path is out of paper, the corresponding indicator blinks.
The printer will load the paper corresponding to your new paper path selection only when
receiving data.
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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)
Push-Pull
(option)
Width
76 to 432 mm
3 to 17 inches
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
76 to 609 mm
3 to 24 inches
max. 0.635 mm
0.025 inches
max. 0.635 mm
0.025 inches
max. 0.635 mm
0.025 inches
1+7
1+7
1+7
- Original
55 to 150
55 to 150
55 to 150
- Other sheets
45 to 75
45 to 75
45 to 75
- Carbon Paper
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35
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Thickness
Copies
2
Weight (g/m ):
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Print Area
This section illustrates the recommended print area for single sheets and continuous forms.
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Paper Thickness
Paper thickness is given by the weight of the paper in either grams per square meter (g/m2) or in
pounds per bond (lbs/bond). The following table shows the allowable paper thickness for one-part
paper or for each sheet of multipart paper.
The weight of carbonless or carbon-backed paper may vary, depending on the paper
manufacturer. When using paper of borderline thickness, test the paper before running a job.
Type of Paper
No. of parts
Push-Front
Pull
2
One-part
Single
55 to 100 g/m
(14 to 25 lbs/bond)
55 to 100 g/m2
(14 to 25 lbs/bond)
Carbonless
Two-parts
Top
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 40 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 35 g/m2
(9 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 40 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 60 g/m2
(15 lbs/bond)
< 35 g/m2
(9 lbs/bond)
Bottom
Three to six parts
Top
Middle page
Bottom
Carbon paper
Top
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Fanfold Paper Loading
Loading Paper Using the Front1 Tractor
1. Open the tractor area cover turning is upwards and lay it on the top of the printer.
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2. Unlock the sprockets of the Front1
tractor moving the sprocket levers
down. Slide the left sprocket to the first
printing column.
3. Space the paper guides along the tractor
bar. Open the sprocket covers of the left
and right sprocket
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4. Hold the fanfold paper in front of the
sprockets and insert the paper
perforation on the left sprocket pins
and close the sprocket cover.
5. Insert the paper on the right sprocket
pins and close the sprocket cover.
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6. Match the left sprocket for the first printing position with the ninth position and lock it in
place. Adjust the right sprocket gently to remove slack from the paper and lock it in place.
9
Make sure the paper is not taut.
7. Close the tractor area cover.
Press the FF/Load button, the message "Loading paper …" appears on the display and the
paper is automatically loaded into the printer. When the paper stops, the Front 1 indicator is
on, the Fault indicator is off ad the display shows "Ready
M1 Aut". You are now ready to
print.
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8. The paper must be loaded as shown in figure.
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Parking the Paper
Paper parking is the function that moves the paper out of the printing sector (the area between
the print head and the platen). When you decide to remove the paper from the printer, the paper
must be parked first.
Parking the paper allows you to use the other paper paths.
Proceed as follows:
1. Press the Set-Up button.
2. Press the Park button.
The paper is moved backwards out of the printing sector.
If you select the No tear/reverse Value for the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option, the parking function is
inhibited.
Unsuccessful Paper Parking
If the paper is not totally parked (paper still inserted in the printer), the printer enters the Fault
state and the display shows:
1. Tear-off paper
2. Press Park
•
•
Tear-off the paper.
Press the Park button again.
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Resetting Paper Position
Resetting the paper position is useful, if you have moved the paper with the platen knob, or if for
any other reason you do not know exactly where the paper is positioned.
To reset the paper position in the current paper path:
1. Press the Set-Up button, followed by the Park button.
The printer parks the paper.
2. Press the FF/Load button.
The paper is positioned with the first printable line facing the print head.
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Printing on Adhesive Labels
When printing on adhesive labels you must disable the backward movement of the paper,
because the unsticking of the labels can cause paper jams when the paper is moved backwards.
Proceed as follows:
1. Press the Set-Up button to put the printer in Set-Up mode.
The display shows MACROS.
2. Press the ↓ button. MACRO X is displayed, where X is the number of the current Macro.
3. Press the ↓ button.
The display shows PROTOCOL.
4. Press the → button until the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option is displayed.
5. Press the ↓ button to pass over to the Values for the Tear/View mode.
6. Press the → or ← button, until No tear/reverse is displayed.
7. Press the Sel/Save button to set confirm the new setting. An asterisk is displayed to indicate
that the Value has been selected.
8. Press the Exit button to exit the Set-Up mode.
The message "Save config." appears, indicating that you are going to save your new
setting.
9. To permanently save your choice, press the Sel/Save button.
It is not necessary to perform the above operation when using the Push-Pull paper path, as all
backwards movements are inhibited with this path. We recommend using the Push-Pull path
when printing on adhesive labels, but note however that the printing of landscape barcodes may
generate backward movements.
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Moving the Paper
To move the paper we recommend you to only use the operator panel buttons:
LF:
Advances the paper one line at the current vertical pitch.
FF/Load:
Advances the paper depending on the setting of the TEAR/VIEW MODE
Coon
Option. See "C
nffiiggu
urriin
ngg Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr".
Use only the platen knob to recover from paper jams. Always reset the paper position after
moving the paper with the platen knob.
Viewing the Last Printed Line
The TEAR/VIEW MODE Option of the Set-Up allows you to manage the automation of paper
movements related to specific purposes. Viewing the last printed line during a print task is
affected by this automation management.
The following description shows an example of how to use your printer features in the most
automatic way possible. We assume that the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option is set to one of the Auto.
advance Values. For more information about managing the viewing of the last printed line, see
Cu
"C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss".
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To view the last printed line during a print task:
1. Press the Pause button.
The printer finishes printing the current line. The paper is fed so that the last printed line is
above the tear bar.
2. To resume your print task, press the Pause button again.
Advancing the Paper for Tearing-off
The TEAR/VIEW MODE Option of Set-Up mode allows you to manage the automation of paper
movements for specific purposes. Advancing the paper for tearing-off is affected by this
automation management.
The following description shows an example of how to use your printer features in the most
automatic way possible. We assume that the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option is set to one of the Auto.
advance Values. For more information about managing the advancing the paper for tearing-off,
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see "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss".
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To advance the paper for tearing-off during a print task:
1. Press the Pause button.
The printer finishes printing the current line. The paper is fed so that the last printed line is
above the tear bar.
2. Press the FF/Load button.
The paper is fed so that the perforation faces the tear bar.
To advance the paper for tearing-off at the end of a print task:
1. Ensure that the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option in the Set-Up is set to one of the Auto. advance
Values and that the printed file includes a final Form Feed command.
2. Just wait the end of the time-out to see the paper perforation automatically being fed to the
tear bar.
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Operating your Printer
Using Macros
About Macros
A Macro is a set of pre-determined parameters allowing you to adapt your printer to your
particular need. Your printer comes with four different Macros. You can customize the four
Macros according to your specific needs by using Set-Up mode.
Coonnffiigguurriinngg yyoouurr P
Prriinntteerr".
For more information about using Set-Up mode, see "C
In addition to the Macro, you also have to adapt the entire printer configuration by selecting
other parameters defining the interface, the installation, the user adjustments etc. For this
printer, such parameters are called Values. These Values are sorted within Functions, Options
and Sub-options. The Macro is one of the Functions within the printer Configuration.
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The Macro Options are described in "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss".
Macro Option Samples
Sub-options
Values
Protocol
Protocol-Serial
DEC PPL2
IBM XL24E
EPSON ESC/P
DEC PPL2
IBM XL24E
EPSON ESC/P
Draft
Courier
...
Protocol-Parallel
Font
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Switching between Macros
1. To switch between the Macros:Press the Macro button on the operator panel.
The display shows Select a Macro.
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2. Within 3 seconds press the M1, M2, M3 or M4 button corresponding to the Macro you want to
use.
The printer initializes the Values of the Macro (the display shows Processing ...).
The basic screen then indicates the new current Macro.
The Macro at power-on is the current Macro when you power-off the printer.
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Selecting Print Features
There are three possibilities to select the print features you need for a specific print task:
• By customizing a Macro.
This allows you to alter the greatest number of print parameters. Within the Option list of
the Macros, you can define:
–
the page layout (form dimensions, margins ...)
–
the publishing style (font, character set, character spacing, line spacing, contrast of
the print-out ...)
–
the printer behavior (blank pages management, DEC mode management ...)
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See "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss" for more details.
• By using a printer driver.
This technique reduces the number of print parameters you can alter. Please note that the
parameters available in the printer driver dialog boxes override the corresponding
parameters of the printer Set-Up.
• By using the operator panel.
This allows you to alter the font and the horizontal pitch using the corresponding buttons.
See the following sections for details.
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Selecting the Font
The Font button allows you to select one of the following resident fonts:
Draft –Courier - Roman - Sans Serif - Prestige - Script - Orator - OCR-A - OCR-B
You can also select the SoftContrl (Software Control) Value. Software Control means that the
font that is used by the printer is defined through the commands of your software application.
This message blinks alternately with the Font that will be used if the printer receives no
software command.
To select a resident font:
3. Press the Font button.
4. Within 3 seconds press the Font button, until the desired font is displayed (keeping the button
depressed displays the different fonts continuously).
Three seconds after releasing the button, the display shows the basic screen again and the
font is set.
If a font is selected using the Font button, it is locked and cannot be changed by software
commands. The basic screen then shows the Lock symbol.
The font selection made using the Font button is canceled as soon as you power-off the printer.
To return to Software Control, press the Font button, until SoftContrl is displayed.
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Selecting the Pitch
The Pitch button on the operator panel allows you to select different horizontal pitches according
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to the selected protocol. See "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss" for the pitch values.
You can also select the Soft. (Software Control) Value. Software Control means that the pitch
that is used by the printer is defined through the commands of your software application. This
message blinks alternately with the Pitch that will be used if the printer receives no software
commands.
To select a pitch:
1. Press the Pitch button
2. Within 3 seconds press the Pitch button, until the desired pitch is displayed (keeping the
button depressed displays the different pitches continuously).
Three seconds after releasing the button, the display shows the basic screen again and the
pitch is set.
If a pitch is selected using the Pitch button, it is locked and cannot be changed by software
commands. The basic screen then shows the Lock symbol.
The pitch selection made using the Pitch button is canceled as soon as you power-off the printer.
To return to Software Control, press the Pitch button, until Soft. is displayed.
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Holding a Print Task
To hold printing temporarily:
•
Press the Pause button.
The Ready indicator blinks, indicating that there are still data to be printed. The paper
moves according to the settings of the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option.
To resume printing:
•
Press the Pause button again.
Reducing the Print Noise Level
To print with a reduced noise level (Quiet mode).
•
Press the Quiet button.
The display shows Quiet instead of the current printer state.
To return to Normal mode:
•
Press the Quiet button again.
The display shows the printer state that was active before pressing the Quiet button.
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Recovering from a Fault State
Recovering from a Paper out Fault
If the printer is out of paper, the Fault and Ready indicators are lit and the display shows the
Load X message, where X is the current Paper Path.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the current paper path.
2. Press the FF/Load button.
The display shows Loading paper... and paper is loaded.
Paappeerr H
Haannddlliinngg" for the paper installation
If no paper is installed in the current Paper Path, see "P
procedure.
Recovering from other Faults
To recover from any other Fault state:
1. Remove the cause of the Fault state.
2. Press the Pause button, to clear the Fault state.
It may happen, that two Fault states occur at the same time. In this case press the Pause button
repeatedly, until both of them are cleared.
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Printing
Print Area Definition
For the correct definition of the print area, customize the printer Set-Up Macros according to
your needs.
The corresponding Options are the following:
• FORM LENGTH
• LEFT MARGIN
• FORM WIDTH
• TOP MARGIN
• BOTTOM MARGIN
• TOP OF FORM
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See "C
ussttoom
miizziin
ngg M
Maaccrrooss" for a complete description of these Options.
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Print Area Definition
• ToF (Top of Form) :
This value defines the distance between the edge of the paper and the place where you allow
the printing to begin (position of Line #1). You can adjust this distance according to the
condition of your paper (for example pre-printed forms). When you load the paper, the
printer feeds the paper so that the print head faces Line #1, waiting for printing commands.
• L (Form Length):
Set the Option (FORM LENGTH) according to the actual physical page length (the distance
between two perforations for continuous forms). This will allow the printer to know exactly
where the print head is and to position it at the same position when a form feed occurs.
• Top line (1):
This is the line where the printing actually starts. To define a top margin, select the number
of this line. Example: In the following picture TOP MARGIN Option is set to 3.
• Bottom line (2):
This is the line where the printing actually stops. To define a bottom margin, select the
number of this line. Example: In the following picture BOTTOM MARGIN Option is set to 50.
• Left column (3):
This is the column where the printing actually starts. To define a left margin, select the
number of this column. Example: In the following picture LEFT MARGIN Option is set to 4.
• Print area (4):
Print area defined by the corresponding Macro Options: FORM LENGTH, TOP OF FORM, TOP
MARGIN and BOTTOM MARGIN.
• Paper perforation (5):
The perforation defines the physical page length.
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Printing on Multipart Form
Once you have decided which paper format you are using, you can start sending the print tasks.
The printer loads the paper in the current paper path as soon as it receives data.
If you are using application software which uses the printer driver to manage the print jobs,
make sure that the Paper Format and the Print Area match the paper installed on the printer.
Adapting to Paper Thickness
For good print quality and correct paper feeding, you should adapt the print impact strength and
the print gap to the paper thickness. Your printer is factory set to adjust automatically, as it
allows you to get the best printing results in most cases without any intervention. Select one of
the other values only for special print tasks.
Two Macro menu Options are available to adapt the printer to specific paper thickness.
• The PRINT GAP Option defines the distance between the print head and the platen.
–
If you set the automatic adjustment (Auto.adjust Value) for the print gap the printer
senses the paper thickness each time you load the paper and adjusts the gap accordingly.
This is the factory setting, as it allows you to get the best printing results in most cases
without any intervention. Select one of the other Values only for special print tasks. When
you select this Value, set, if necessary, the corresponding AUTO.GAP OFFSET Option.
–
The print gap can also be set according to the number of parts of the paper (For X parts
Values).
–
By setting the manual adjustment (Manual adjust. Value), you can adjust the print gap
manually by using the print gap adjustment knob.
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•
The PRINT IMPACT Option gives you the possibility to choose between two print head
impact strengths.
–
The Soft impact Value should be used for thin paper
–
The factory setting Strong impact Value should be used for multipart form in order
to obtain good quality printing for all copies.
Hints on Printer Settings for Paper Thickness
Before starting the print job you should print some sample pages to test the print result of the
different settings.
•
Always set the PRINT IMPACT and the PRINT GAP Options to be compatible.
For example, if you set the For 5 parts Value for the PRINT GAP Option and you do
not set the PRINT IMPACT Option to Strong impact, you may not have satisfactory
print quality on the last part of the multipart form.
•
Avoid printing with Strong impact strength on thin paper. This could damage the
paper and the platen.
•
The Manual adjust. Value of the PRINT GAP Option does not allow very precise print
gap adjustment and should be used only for special paper, when other settings have not
produced satisfactory results.
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Managing Blank Pages
Thanks to the Tear/View mode feature for advancing paper for tear off, your printer allows you
to save paper by removing unnecessary blank pages between print jobs.
To remove unnecessary blank pages:
•
Select the Removed Value for the BLANK PAGES Macro Option.
To preserve blank pages voluntarily inserted within a print task:
•
Select the Preserved Value for the BLANK PAGES Macro Option.
Printing on Pre-printed Forms
When printing on Pre-printed forms, you may need to reposition the paper in order to align the
printout with the predefined areas on the paper. This operation is performed by adjusting the
Top of Form Value (see the Top of Form definition in the section" P
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You can access the Top of Form setting, either in the Macro Option List in Set-Up mode or
simply from the operator panel. The operator panel allows you to modify the Top of Form setting
either temporarily or permanently.
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Adjusting the Top of Form from the Operator Panel
Adjusting the Top of Form from the Operator Panel affects the current Macro setting if you
decide to permanently save your setting.
Proceed as follows:
1. Press the Set-Up button.
2. Press the Top of Form button. The printer loads the paper in the current paper path. The
display shows the current Top of Form value.
3. Press the ↑ or ↓ button to move the paper position respectively up or down in steps of
1/60 inch. The new Top of Form value appears on the display.
4. When the desired setting is reached:
–
to temporarily save the Top of Form Value, press the Exit button
–
to permanently save the Top of Form Value, press the Sel/Save button.
The paper moves back to its previous position.
To reset the Top of Form Value:
•
If you want to quickly reset the Top of Form Value to 0/60 inch, press the Top of Form
button during the procedure described above.
The paper moves to the corresponding Top of Form Value, then returns to its previous
position.
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Configuring Your Printer
What is Configuration?
Configuration is the whole set of parameters that define the printer usage characteristics such
as communication interface, protocol, fonts, paper path etc. Configuring your printer is
necessary to make it operate and communicate properly with your hardware and software. You
access the Configuration using Set-Up mode. Set-Up mode provides seven configuration
Functions:
• MACROS
This Function lets you customize the four Macros, which are designed to quickly adapt your
printer to different kinds of print tasks.
• INSTALLATION
This Function contains generic parameters such as the language used for the display.
• INTERFACE
This Function lets you define the interface type and set the communication characteristics.
• TEST/HEX-DUMP
This Function is dedicated for testing your printer with the self test or switching to hexdump mode.
• USER ACCESS
This Function defines the access authorization to the Set-Up Options.
• USER ADJUSTMENTS
This Function allows fine adjustment of all the mechanical parameters, such as the print
gap, the position of the first printable line etc.
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The Configuration Structure
The Set-Up Configuration contains seven Functions, which group specific Options. The Options,
if necessary, are broken down into other Sub-options. The selectable parameters defining the
Options or Sub-options are called Values. The following is an example of part of the
Configuration structure.
Function Level
Options Level
Sub-options Level
Values Level
Macro
Protocol
Protocol-Serial
DEC PPL2
IBM XL24E
EPSON ESC/P
DEC PPL2
IBM XL24E
EPSON ESC/P
Draft
Courier
...
2 lpi
1 lpcm
...
Protocol-Parallel
Font
Vertical Pitch
In the above table, the Protocol Option has two Sub-options: Protocol-Serial and ProtocolParallel. You have to choose one of these Sub-options to access the selectable values. The Font
and the Vertical Pitch have not Sub-options: you access to the selectable Values directly.
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Display Graphic Conventions
To allow you to recognize the kind of item that appears on the printer display, the following
graphic conventions apply:
Display Sample Convention
Meaning
MACRO
Uppercase
*
Lower case with initial cap * symbol for
the current/selected Value
This convention applies to Functions,
Options and Sub-options (all nonselectable items).
This convention applies to the selectable
Values and to the executable Values
English
There are two types of values:
• the selectable Values which are parameters that alter the printer Configuration
• the executable Values which generate immediate operations
The Different Types of Selectable Values
Three types of selectable Values have been defined, according to how they are saved.
Value Type
Factory
Power-on
Current
Meaning
These are the Values that are set at the factory. You can recall them for the entire
Configuration using the SAVE Option.
These are the values that are active when powering-on the printer. They are active when
you permanently save your changes by pressing the Sel/Save button.
These are the values that are active at a given time and that are lost when you
power-off the printer. They are active when you temporarily save your changes by
pressing the Exit button, or by modifying corresponding Values at the operator panel.
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Configuration Quick Reference
See the following pages to know the Functions, Options, Sub-options and Values defining the
entire Configuration.
Macros
Installation
Interface
Test/Hex-Dump
User Access
User Adjustments
Save
In the Value list, the Factory setting is shown in bold.
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Macros
Macro 1
Macro 2
Macro 3
Macro 4
Installation
Language
Error Buzzer
Ribbon Type
Path at Power-on
Tract. Jam Sensor
Test/Hex-Dump
User Access
Self-Test
All Functions
Hex-Dump Mode
Macros
Enable Hex-D.
Test/Hex-Dump
Disable Hex-D.
Minimum
User Adjustments
Bidi. Alignment
Save
Offset: X
Restore Macro X
Line #1 – Front1
Rest.all Macros
X/60 inches
Recall Factory
Save Config.
Line #1 – Front2
X/60 inches
Tear-Perfo Align
X/60 inches
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Interface
Interface Type
I/F Time-out
Input Buffer
Parallel Mode
AUTOFEED Signal
SLCT-IN Signal
Word Length
Baud Rate
Parity Bit
Buffer Control
Robust XON
Macro 1/2/3/4
Protocol
Quality level
1/3
Form Length (cont.)
Protocol Serial
LQ
5.5 inches
DEC PPL2
NLQ
6 inches
EPSON ESC/P
HS-LQ
7 inches
IBM XL24
HS-NLQ
8 inches
Protocol Paral.
8.5 inches
DEC PPL2
Vertical Pitch
11 inches (A)
EPSON ESC/P (M1/M3)
2 lpi
A4 (11.5 inches)
IBM XL24E (M2/M4)
3 lpi
12 inches
4 lpi
14 inches
Font
6 lpi
15 inches
Draft
8 lpi
Number of Lines
Courier
10 lpi
Roman
12 lpi
SansSerif
1 lpcm
Form Width
Prestige
2 lpcm
8 inches
Script
4 lpcm
13.2 inches
X lines (1 to 256)
13.6 inches
Orator
OCR-A
Form Length
OCR-B
3 inches
3.5 inches
4 inches
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Macro 1/2/3/4
Top Margin
2/3
Line Mode
Auto Gap Offset
Line #X (1)
LF=LF, CR=CR
0 (-8 to +8)
LF=LF+CR
Bottom Margin
CR=LF+CR
Print Impact
Line #X (66)
LF&CR=LF+CR
Soft impact
Strong impact
Left Margin
Blank Pages
Column #X (1)
Removed/ Preserved
Tear/View Mode
Auto.advance 1s
Top of Form
Perfo. Anti-jam
Auto.advance 2s
0/60 inches
Enabled
Auto.advance 3s
(0/60” to 127/60”)
Disabled
Auto.advance 4s
Auto.advance 5s
Paper Path
Print Gap
Manual advance
Push-Front1
Auto. adjust
No tear/reverse
Push-Front2
For 1 part
ASF1/2/3
For 2 parts
DEC Mode
For 3 parts
Horizontal Pitch
Print Direction
For 4 parts
G0 Character Set
Unidirectional
For 5 parts
User Pref.C-Set
Bidirectional
For 6 parts
Wrap vs. Truncate
Soft. Control
Manual adjust
Printer ID
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Macro 1/2/3/4
DEC Mode (cont)
2/3
IBM Mode
EPSON Mode
Disconnect./EOT
Horizontal Pitch
Horizontal Pitch
Init. Report
IBM C-Set
National C-Set
Auto. ANSWERBACK
Code Page
Code Page
ANSWERBACK/ENQ
IBM Dbl. Height
EPSON C-Set
IBM AGM
Slashed Zero
Pitch/COMPRESS
Slashed Zero
Installation
Language
Error Buzzer
Path at Power-on
English
1 beep
From Macro
Deutsch
3 beeps
Last sel. Path
Español
Continuous beep
Français
No beep
Tract. Jam Sensor
Disable
Italiano
Ribbon Type
black
color
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Enable
DEC Mode
1/2
Horizontal Pitch
User Pref. C-Set (cont.)
G0 Character Set (cont.)
5 cpi
DEC Hebrew Sup.
JIS Roman
6 cpi
DEC Greek Sup.
DEC Norw./Dan.
6.6 cpi
DEC 7Bit Turk.
ISO Spanish
8.25 cpi
DEC 7Bit Sup.
DEC Swedish
8.55 cpi
JIS Katakana
Norw./Danish
9 cpi
ISO Latin-1
DEC Dutch
10 cpi
ISO Latin-2
DEC Swiss
12 cpi
ISO Latin-5
DEC Portuguese
13.2 cpi
ISO Latin-Hebrew
Legal
15 cpi
ISO Latin-Greek
DEC Supplement.
16.5 cpi
ISO Latin-Cyril.
DEC Spec.Graph.
17.1 cpi
ISO Latin-9
DEC Technical
18 cpi
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
20 cpi
G0 Character Set
DEC Hebrew Sup.
Prop. Spacing
US ASCII
DEC Greek Sup.
British
DEC 7Bit Turk.
User Pref. C-Set
DEC Finnish
DEC Turk. Sup.
DEC Supplement.
French
JIS Katakana
DEC Spec.Graph.
DEC French-Can.
DEC Technical
German
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
ISO Italian
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DEC Mode
2/2
Wrap vs Truncate
Disconnect./EOT
ANSWERBACK/ENQ
Wrap
Disabled/ Enabled
Disabled/ Enabled
Truncate
Init. Report
Printer ID
Disabled/ Enabled
PPL2
LA120ID
Auto.ANSWERBACK
LA210ID
Disabled/ Enabled
IBM Mode
1/2
Horizontal Pitch
Code Page
Code Page (cont.)
10 cpi
Code Page 210
Code Page 860
12 cpi
Code Page 220
Code Page 861
17.1 cpi
Code Page 437
Code Page 862
20 cpi
CP 437 Greek
Code Page 863
Prop.Spacing
Code Page 850
Code Page 864
Code Page 851
Code Page 865
IBM C-Set (1/2)
Code Page 852
Code Page 866
IBM set 1
Code Page 853
Code Page 869
IBM set 2
Code Page 855
Abicomp
Code Page 857
Brazilian ASCII
Code Page 858
Mazowian
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IBM Mode
2/2
Code Page (cont.)
IBM Dbl. Height
Pitch/COMPRESS
Code MJK
Disabled
17.1 cpi
Bulgarian
Enabled
20 cpi
ISO 8859-15
IBM AGM
Slashed Zero
ISO Latin 1T
Disabled
No
New Hebrew
Enabled
Yes
ISO 8859-7
D-Hebrew
EPSON Mode
1/2
Horizontal Pitch
National C-Set (1/2) (cont.)
National C-Set (1/2) (cont.)
10 cpi
United Kingdom
Turkey
12 cpi
Denmark 1
Korea
17.1 cpi
Sweden
Legal
20 cpi
Italy
Old Hebrew
Prop. Spacing
Spain 1
Japan
Code Page
National C-Set (1/2)
Norway
Code Page 210
USA
Denmark 2
Code Page 220
France
Spain 2
Code Page 437
Germany
Latin America
CP 437 Greek
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EPSON Mode
2/2
Code Page (cont.)
Code Page (cont.)
Code Page (cont.)
Code Page 850
Code Page 864
ISO 8859-15
Code Page 852
Code Page 865
ISO Latin 1T
Code Page 853
Code Page 866
New Hebrew
Code Page 855
Code Page 869
D-Hebrew
Code Page 857
Abicomp
Code Page 858
Brazilian ASCII
EPSON C-Set
Code Page 860
Mazowian
Graphic
Code Page 861
Code MJK
Italic
Code Page 862
Bulgarian
Code Page 863
ISO 8859-7
Slashed Zero
No/ Yes
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Interface
Interface Type
AUTOFEED Signal
Baud Rate (cont.)
Automatic
Disabled/ Enabled
4800 bps
9600 bps
Parallel
SLCT-IN Signal
19200 bps
Disabled/ Enabled
38400 bps
2 seconds
Discon.on Fault
Parity Bit
(2 to 30 seconds)
No discon.
None
Yes (DTR drop)
Even
Yes (DTR pulse)
Odd
8K
Word Length
Buffer Control
16 K
8 bit
XON/XOFF
32 K
7 bit
XON/XOFF+DTR
Serial
Interface Time-out
Input Buffer
1K
64 K
DTR
Baud Rate
Parallel Mode
600 bps
Robust XON
Bidirectional
1200 bps
No
Centro
2400 bps
Yes
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How to configure your Printer
Reaching, Selecting, Saving a Configuration Value
When you press the Set-Up button, the printer enters Set-Up mode allowing you to navigate
within the Configuration structure. Use the Arrows buttons to move around in the structure.
Reaching a Configuration Item
Button
Purpose
↑↓
→←
To switch from an item level to another (upwards or downwards).
Within the same level, to switch from an item to another (forwards or backwards).
Selecting a Configuration Value
When you reach a Value (selectable or not), press the Sel/Save button to select it or to perform
the corresponding action.
Saving the new Configuration
When you have finished selecting the Values, press the Exit button. The display shows
Save Config.
• To permanently save all the changes you made, press the Sel/Save button.
All your changes become the power-on Values for the entire Configuration.
• To temporarily save the changes made for the current Macro only, press the Exit button.
The changes made for the current Macro only become its current Values. (Column
CURRENT VALUES of the Configuration Sheet).
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Example Configuring
The following is an example Configuration procedure, in which we will alter the Factory
settings: the font is changed from Draft to Orator and the horizontal pitch is changed from 10 cpi
to 17.1 cpi in DEC protocol for Macro 2.
1.
Press the Set-Up button to put the printer in Set-Up mode.
MACROS is displayed.
2.
Press the ↓ button.
The display shows MACRO 1.
3.
Press the → button.
The display shows MACRO 2.
4.
Press the ↓ button.
The display shows PROTOCOL.
5.
Press the → button until FONT is displayed.
6.
Press the ↓ button.
The display shows *
Draft.
7.
Press the → or ← button, until the display shows Orator.
8.
Press the Sel/Save button to select this font.
An asterisk is displayed to indicate that the Value has been selected.
9.
Press the ↑ button to return to the Options level.
The display shows FONT.
10. Press the → or ← button, until the display shows DEC MODE.
11. Press the ↓ button to pass over to the value setting for the DEC defaults, the display shows
HORIZONTAL PITCH.
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12. Press the ↓ button.
The display shows 10 cpi.
13. Press the → or ← button, until the display shows 17.1 cpi.
14. Press the Sel/Save button to select the horizontal pitch.
An asterisk is displayed to indicate that the value has been selected.
15. Press the Exit button. The display shows Save config..
16. To permanently save your changes, press the Sel/Save button.
The display shows Processing..., indicating that the parameters are copied in the
printer memory.
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Printing the Printer Configuration
To check the values set in the printer Configuration, proceed as follows:
•
Press the Set-Up button.
•
Press the Print button.
The printer prints the current printer Configuration.
See the figure on the next page
Values that are not applicable are printed in italic style.
Depending on specific interdependent settings, Programmed may be printed instead of a numeric
value.
Tips for Configuring
•
First print the Configuration Sheet to see the current settings.
•
Once you are familiar with the Arrow button functions, use the Configuration Quick
Reference to quickly reach the items you need.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Code version
Macro Option List
Current Values of the
current Macro
Macros (the asterisk in the
title bar identifies the
current Macro)
Power-on Values of the
INSTALLATION Function
Power-on Values of the
USER ADJUSTMENTS
Function
Power-on Value of the
USER ACCESS Function
Power-on Values of the
INTERFACE Function
How to manage your Configuration
The SAVE Function allows you to manage your printer Configuration.
Function
Executable Values
SAVE
Save Config.
Restore Macro X
Rest.all Macros
Recall Factory
You scroll the Values pressing the → or ← button.
Saving a Configuration
When you have finished selecting the Values, press the Exit button. The display shows
Save Config.
• To permanently save all the changes you made, press the Sel/Save button.
All your changes become the power-on Values for the entire Configuration.
The display shows Processing..., then the basic screen appears.
• To temporarily save the changes made for the current Macro only, press the Exit button.
The changes made for the current Macro only become its current Values. (Column
CURRENT VALUES of the Configuration Sheet).
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Restoring a Macro
To overwrite the current Values of the current Macro with the corresponding power-on Values,
display Restore Macro X and press the Sel/Save button.
The display shows Processing..., then the basic screen appears.
Restoring all Macros
To overwrite the current Values of all the Macros with the corresponding power-on Values,
display Rest.all Macros and press the Sel/Save button.
The display shows Processing..., then the basic screen appears.
Recalling the Factory Configuration
To overwrite the Power-on Values of the entire Configuration with the corresponding Factory
Values, display Recall Factory and press the Sel/Save button.
The display shows Processing..., then the basic screen appears. This operation then
generates a Macro 1 restore.
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Setting the Printer Installation
The installation Values are generally set once when the printer is integrated within its
operating environment. The settings concern the printer hardware Configuration and the
communication parameters. Use the INSTALLATION Function to alter these parameters.
Factory settings are shown in bold.
LCD Language
The printer display messages are available in five languages: English, German, Spanish, French
and Italian. In the INSTALLATION Function select the LANGUAGE Option to set the desired
language.
Value
Definition
English
Deutsch
Español
Français
Italiano
English language.
German language.
Spanish language.
French language.
Italian language.
Error Buzzer
The ERROR BUZZER Option defines the buzzer behavior in Fault state.
Value
Definition
1 beep
3 beeps
Continuous beep
No beep
The buzzer beeps once.
The buzzer beeps three times.
The buzzer beeps continuously, until the printer exits the Fault state.
The buzzer does not sound.
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Ribbon Type
The RIBBON TYPE Option defines the ribbon used with the printer.
Value
Definition
Black
Color
The black ribbon is used.
The color ribbon is used.
Paper Path at Power-On
The PATH AT POWER-ON Option allows you to decide which path you want to be selected, when
the printer is powered-on.
Value
Definition
Last sel. Path
The paper path at power-on is the one that was selected before the
printer was powered off.
The path at power-on is the one from the current Macro.
From Macro
Tractor Jam Sensor
This item appears only if the optional tractor with jam sensor is installed.
The TRACT. JAM SENSOR Option allows you to enable/disable the Jam Sensor on the tractor.
Value
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
The jam sensor on the tractor signals paper jams to the printer.
The jam sensor does not check for paper jams.
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Setting the Communication Interface
The communication parameters of your printer are grouped under the INTERFACE Function.
These settings must match those of the host with which you want to communicate. It is
necessary to know the host settings before selecting values for the printer interface.
Factory settings are shown in bold.
Interface Type
Determines the type of interface to be used.
Value
Definition
Parallel
Serial
Automatic
The parallel interface only is enabled
The serial interface only is enabled.
Both interfaces are enabled. The printer switches automatically to the
proper interface type, according to the activated port. If you select this
value, adjust the I/F TIME-OUT Option accordingly.
Interface Time-out
The I/F TIME-OUT Option allows you to define the duration after which the interface switches
back to the Stand-by state, when the printer stops receiving data.
Value
Definition
2 seconds
...
30 seconds
Interface time-out of the corresponding duration.
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Input Buffer Size
The INPUT BUFFER Option allows you to set the input buffer size. The down line loading of
characters is always available.
Value
Definition
1 K
8 K
16 K
32 K
64 K
1 KByte input buffer.
8 KByte input buffer.
16 KByte input buffer.
32 KByte input buffer.
64 KByte input buffer
Setting the Parallel Interface
Parallel Mode
The PARALLEL MODE Option allows you to determine the type of data exchange between the
printer and the host for the parallel interface.
Value
Definition
Bidirectional
The parallel interface uses the IEEE 1284 bidirectional standard mode.
Select this Value to take advantage of the Plug and Play feature of Windows
95/98/2000®.
The parallel interface uses a Centronics monodirectional standard mode.
Centro
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AUTOFEED Signal
The AUTOFEED SIGNAL Option allows you to determine if the parallel interface ignores the
AUTOFEED signal or not.
Value
Disabled
Enabled
Definition
The parallel interface ignores the AUTOFEED signal.
The parallel interface uses the AUTOFEED signal.
SELECT-IN Signal
The SLCT-IN SIGNAL Option allows you to determine if the parallel interface ignores the
SELECT-IN signal or not.
Value
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
The parallel interface ignores the SELECT-IN signal.
The parallel interface uses the SELECT-IN signal.
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Setting the Serial Interface
Disconnection on Fault
The DISCON. ON FAULT Option defines the DTR line behavior for any fault condition detected
by the printer.
Value
Definition
No discon.
Yes (DTR drop)
Yes (DTR pulse)
The DTR line does not change.
The DTR line is dropped to low signal level.
The DTR line is pulsed to high signal level with a 5 sec pulse.
Word Length
The WORD LENGTH Option allows you to determine the data format.
Value
Definition
8 bit
7 bit
The data are coded using 8 bit.
The data are coded using 7 bit.
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Baud Rate
The BAUD RATE Option allows you to set the transmission speed used for the communication
between the printer and the host. Ensure that the Value matches your host settings.
Value
Definition
600 bps
1200 bps
2400 bps
4800 bps
9600 bps
19200 bps
38400 bps
600 bits per seconds.
1200 bits per seconds.
2400 bits per seconds.
4800 bits per seconds.
9600 bits per seconds.
19200 bits per seconds.
38400 bits per seconds.
Parity Bit
The PARITY BIT Option allows you to set the parity check type.
Value
Definition
Even
Odd
None
The even parity check is used.
The odd parity check is performed.
No parity check is performed.
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Buffer Control
The BUFFER CONTROL Option determines the data flow control to the input buffer.
Value
Definition
DTR
The DTR control regulates the data flow to the input buffer using
DTR-high/DTR-low voltage signals.
The XON/XOFF control codes are used to regulate the data flow.
Both the XON/XOFF and the DTR control codes are used to regulate
the data flow.
XON/XOFF
XON/XOFF + DTR
Robust XON
The ROBUST XON Option allows you to determine if the printer repeatedly sends an XON code,
while in Ready state. The setting of this Option is only applicable when the BUFFER CONTROL
Option is set to XON/XOFF or XON/XOFF + DTR.
Value
Definition
No
Yes
No XON code sent.
XON code repeatedly sent.
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Setting the User Access Authorization
The access to the printer Configuration can be protected in different ways.
The different values of the USER ACCESS Function affect both access to Set-Up mode and use of
the operator panel. The following table shows the setting effects.
User Access Value
Set-Up Mode
Operator Panel
All Functions
You can access to all Set-Up
items.
You can only access the MACROS
and SAVE Functions.
You can only access the
TEST/HEX-DUMP Option.
No access to the Set-Up items is
possible. When pressing the SetUp button, the display shows
Press Park.
You can use all the operator panel
buttons.
You can use all the operator panel
buttons.
You can use all the operator panel
buttons.
You can only use the Park, LF,
FF/Load and Pause buttons.
Macros
Test/Hex-Dump
Minimum
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Customizing Macros
How to Customize a Macro
Your Printer allows you to use four sets of pre-determined parameters called Macros. You can
alter the factory settings of the Macro Options and customize them as explained in this chapter.
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In this chapter, Factory settings are shown in bold.
You access the following options using the MACRO Function and the corresponding MACRO X
Option in Set-Up mode.
Selecting the Protocol
You have to set the printer protocol for the interface you use to communicate with your host.
You must first select the interface for which you want to select the protocol. The following Suboptions are available for the PROTOCOL Option:
Sub-option
Definition
PROTOCOL-SERIAL
PROTOCOL-PARAL.
Sets the communication protocol for the serial interface.
Sets the communication protocol for the parallel interface.
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For each of the interfaces, you can then select one of the following protocols:
Value
Definition
DEC PPL2
Sets the DEC PPL2 protocol to communicate with Digital or ANSIcompatible host software. This is the Factory setting when using the serial
protocol.
Sets the IBM Proprinter XL24E protocol to communicate with host
software.
This is the Factory setting for Macro 2 and 4 when selecting the parallel
protocol.
Sets the EPSON ESC/P protocol to communicate with host software.
This is the Factory setting for Macro 1 and 3 when selecting the parallel
protocol.
IBM XL24E
EPSON ESC/P
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Setting the Publishing Style
Font
The FONT Option determines the typeface of the printed characters.
Value
Definition
Draft
Courier
Roman
Sans Serif
Prestige
Script
Orator
OCR-A
OCR-B
Draft font.
Courier font.
Roman font.
Sans Serif font.
Prestige font.
Script font.
Orator font.
OCR-A font.
OCR-B font.
Quality Level
The QUALITY LEVEL Option determines the quality level of the printed fonts.
Value
LQ
NLQ
HS-LQ
HS-NLQ
Definition
Selects the Letter Quality level. Applies to all fonts.
Selects the Near Letter Quality level. Applies only to Courier and Sans
Serif fonts printed at 10 cpi.
Selects the High Speed Letter Quality level. Applies only to the Courier
and Sans Serif fonts printed at 10 cpi.
Selects the High Speed Near Letter Quality level. Applies only to the
Courier and Sans Serif fonts printed at 10 cpi.
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Vertical Pitch
The vertical pitch determines the density with which the lines are printed.
The VERTICAL PITCH Option allows you to select this density according to different units:
–
Lines printed per inch (lpi): 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 lpi
–
Line per centimeter (lpcm): 1, 2 or 4 lpcm (lines per centimeter).
Each time you change the value of the VERTICAL PITCH Option:
• The TOP MARGIN Option is set to Line #1
• The BOTTOM MARGIN Option is set to the maximum Value according to the formula:
Bottom margin (Line #X) = Form length (inches x Vertical pitch (lpi)
OR
Bottom margin (Line #X) = Form length (number of lines).
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Setting the Page Layout
For correct paper feeding, you must tell your printer which paper format you loaded into the
printer and which area you want to define for printing.
Form Length
The FORM LENGTH Option allows you to set the physical form length in inches or in number of
lines. Even if the logical definition of the form length changes according to interdependent
Option settings, the Value of the FORM LENGTH Option is not altered as a result. It is only
altered by software command.
–
The Factory setting for the FORM LENGTH Option is 11 inches (A) predetermined Value.
The other predetermined Values in inches are: 3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5, A4 (11.6 inches),
12, 14 or 15 inches.
Each time you change the form length using a predetermined Value:
• The TOP MARGIN Option is set to Line #1
• The BOTTOM MARGIN Option is set to the maximum Value, according to the formula:
Bottom margin (Line #X = Form Length (inches) x Vertical pitch (lpi)
(unit conversion is automatic if you define the vertical pitch unit as lpcm).
–
The NUMBER OF LINES Sub-option gives you the possibility to define the logical form
length as a number of lines. This length comes then from the following formula:
Form length (inches) = Vertical pitch (lpi) x Number of lines
(unit conversion is automatic if you define the vertical pitch unit as lpcm)
The maximum authorized form length is 21 inches.
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The TOP MARGIN and BOTTOM MARGIN Options do not depend on the VERTICAL PITCH Option
when you define the form length using the NUMBER OF LINES Sub-option.
Left Margin
The LEFT MARGIN Option is defined by the number of the columns (numbered from the left
paper edge) where the printing actually starts. The values range between Column #1 and
Column #272.
Form Width
The FORM WIDTH Option lets you set the correct page width in inches. The available values are
8, 13.2 and 13.6 inches. The Factory setting of the Value is 13.6 inches.
The current value of the LEFT MARGIN Option is set to Column #1 each time you change the
value of the HORIZONTAL PITCH Option. This new setting applies only for the corresponding
protocol.
Top Margin
The TOP MARGIN Option lets you set the top margin with the number of the line (numbered from
the top paper edge) where the printing actually starts.
The setting of this Option depends on the setting of both the VERTICAL PITCH and the FORM
LENGTH Options (see the corresponding related sections in this chapter).
The Values range from Line #1 to the Value corresponding to the BOTTOM MARGIN setting.
Line #1 is the Factory setting of the Value.
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Bottom Margin
The BOTTOM MARGIN Option gives you the possibility to set the bottom margin with the number
of the line (numbered from the top paper edge) where the printing actually stops for a given
page.
The setting of this Option depends on the setting of both the VERTICAL PITCH and the FORM
LENGTH Options (see the corresponding related sections in this chapter).
The Values range from the Value for TOP MARGIN to the Value for FORM LENGTH.
Top of Form
The TOP OF FORM Option is used to set the Top of Form position. See the print area definition,
Prriin
in the "P
nttiin
ngg" section. This Option is useful when printing on preprinted forms, where a
precise positioning is required. The selectable Values range between 0/60 and 140/60 inches. The
Factory setting is 0/60 inch.
Selecting the Paper Path
You can set the PAPER PATH Option to select the paper path used with a given Macro.
Remember that you can also select the paper path you want using the operator panel buttons.
This Option is available only if the PATH AT POWER-ON Option of the INSTALLATION Function is
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Value
Definition
Push-Front1
Push-Front2
ASF1, ASF2, ASF3
The paper is loaded using the tractor in Front1 position.
The paper is loaded using the tractor in Front2 position (option).
Paper is loaded using one of the ASF bins (option).
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These settings are stored in the Macros. See also the PATH AT POWER-ON Option.
Setting the Printing Modes
Print Direction
The PRINT DIRECTION Option allows you to define the print direction when a line feed occurs.
Value
Definition
Unidirectional
The printing direction is the same each time. This setting may be
necessary due to specific driver’s compatibility.
The print direction changes for each line feed. This setting gives the
highest printing speed.
The print direction depends on the software commands received by the
printer.
Bidirectional
Soft. Control
The Unidirectional and the Bidirectional settings apply to both alphanumeric and graphics
printing.
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Line Mode
The LINE MODE Option defines printer behavior when receiving a carriage return or a line feed
command in the following ways:
Value
LF=LF, CR=CR
LF=LF+CR
CR=LF+CR
LF&CR=LF+CR
Definition
When receiving a LF code, the printer executes only a line feed. When
receiving a CR code, it executes only a carriage return.
When receiving a LF code, the printer executes both a line feed and a
carriage return.
When receiving a CR code, the printer executes both a line feed and a
carriage return.
When receiving a CR or a LF code, the printer executes both a line feed
and a carriage return.
Blank Pages
The BLANK PAGES Option offers you another way to save paper. This Option tells the printer
how to behave when receiving a form feed command that would cause a blank page:
Value
Definition
Removed
Preserved
The printer does not perform form feeds that result in blank pages.
The printer may perform form feeds that result in blank pages.
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Print Impact
The PRINT IMPACT Option determines the strength of the print head needles impact. You can
set this impact to a softer impact, when printing on particularly thin paper.
Value
Definition
Soft impact
Soft impact of the print head needles. This setting is particularly useful,
when printing on thin paper.
Strong impact of the print head needles.
Strong impact
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For more information about the proper use of this option, see the section "A
TThhiicckknneessss" in Chapter 5 "P
Prriinnttiinngg".
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Print Gap
The distance between the print head and the platen can be adjusted with the PRINT GAP Option as
follows:
Value
Definition
Auto. adjust.
Automatic gap adjustment is performed. The print head adjusts the platen
gap automatically according to the paper thickness each time you load
paper into the printer or change the paper path.
The print gap is set according to the number of parts of your multipart
paper.
For 1 part
For 2 parts
For 3 parts
For 4 parts
For 5 parts
For 6 parts
Manual adjust.
The print gap is manually adjusted with the print gap selection knob. See
the corresponding procedure below.
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Paappeerr
For more information about the proper use of this option, see the section "A
TThhiicckknneessss" in the "P
Prriinnttiinngg" chapter.
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How to Adjust the Print Gap Manually
If you select manual adjustment of the print gap, you have to use the print gap adjustment knob
to set the distance between the print head and the platen.
To adjust the print gap manually:
1. Select the Manual adjust. Value for the PRINT GAP Option.
2. Save your changes and exit the Set-Up mode.
The display shows Print gap: Manual/Adjust print gap.
3. Open the top cover.
The print head automatically moves to the center, letting you access to the print gap
adjustment knob behind and at the left of the left cartridge support. The print gap is set
at the maximum.
4. Turn the print gap adjustment knob with your index finger to the back of the printer so
that the markings appear.
5. Position the adjustment knob so that the marking, indicating a number of parts, is
opposite the black plastic marker at its right.
Automatic Gap Offset
When selecting the Auto adjust. Value for the PRINT GAP Option, adjust the Value of the
AUTO.GAP OFFSET Option according to your print out quality. Try different settings to get the
expected print result.
The AUTO.GAP OFFSET Value is Factory set to 0. The Values range between -8 and +8.
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Perforation Anti-jam
The PERFO. ANTI-JAM Option can be enabled for paper with specially large perforation which
can cause paper jams. The use of this Option is necessary only for exceptional cases. For the
Paap
paper specifications see "P
peerr H
Haan
nd
dlliin
ngg".
Value
Definition
Enabled
The print head is moved to the extreme right position when feeding paper
over the perforation.
The print head remains in the current position, when feeding the paper.
Disabled
Setting the Tear/View Mode
The main purposes of the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option are the following:
–
to allow you to automatically move the paper perforation to the tear bar (Tear-off
position, #5) when a print task is completed.
–
to allow you to automatically move the last printed line above the tear bar (Viewing
position, #4) when putting the print task on hold (pressing the Pause button).
Depending on the print task definition, the printer state and the buttons you press, there are
several ways to obtain the paper positions described above.
To take benefit of the highest automation level, set the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option to one of the
Auto.advance Xs Values. The printer behavior matches the above definition.
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corresponding to specific combinations of the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option setting, the button
sequence and the type of print task. The paper positions that are mentioned in this section are
Paap
described further in the section "P
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Value
Auto.advance
Auto.advance
Auto.advance
Auto.advance
Auto.advance
Definition
1s
2s
3s
4s
5s
Manual advance
No tear/reverse
Setting one of these Values, the paper is automatically moved to the tearoff position after the specified timeout at the end of the print task
(including a form feed command). Adjust the timeout according to the
estimated time between data flow, in order to avoid inappropriate form
feed.
This Value obliges you to use the buttons to move the paper to the desired
position. For example, The paper is moved to the Viewing position, when
pressing the Pause button.
Tear/View mode is disabled and no backward movements are performed.
Set the TEAR/VIEW MODE Option to the No tear/reverse Value to print on adhesive labels. This
Value disables all backward movements and avoids any paper jams. Backward movements are
automatically inhibited when using the Push+Pull paper path.
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Paper Movements According to Tear/View Mode
The following shows the paper positions (identified by their definition number) and the
corresponding printer state depending on: the print task, the Tear/View mode setting and the
button sequence.
Automatic Advance Setting
1. Pause
2. FF/Load
3. Pause
1. Pause
2. Pause
1. FF/Load
2. Pause
3. Pause
Print Job Completed
Without final <FF>
With final <FF>
Position - State
Position - State
4 - Ready after timeout
5 - Ready after timeout
4 - Pause
5 - Pause
6 - Pause
5 - Pause
2, 5 after timeout - Ready
3, 6 after timeout - Ready
5 - Pause
4 - Pause
1, 4 after timeout - Ready
2, 5 after timeout - Ready
6 - Ready
5- Ready
Pause
5
6 - Pause
2, 5 after timeout - Ready
3, 6 after timeout - Ready
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Currently Printing
Position - State
Busy
4 - Pause
5 - Pause
2 - Busy
4 - Pause
1 - Busy
Manual Advance Setting
1. Pause
2. FF/Load
3. Pause
1. Pause
2. Pause
1. FF/Load
2. Pause
3. Pause
Print Job Completed
Without final <FF> With final <FF>
Position - State
Position - State
1 - Ready
2 - Ready
4 - Pause
5 - Pause
5 - Pause
6 - Pause
2 - Ready
3 - Ready
4 - Pause
5 - Pause
Ready
1
2 - Ready
2 - Ready
3 - Ready
5 - Pause
6 - Pause
2 - Ready
3 - Ready
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Currently Printing
Position - State
Busy
4 - Pause
5 - Pause
2 - Busy
4 - Pause
1 - Busy
No Tear/Reverse Setting
1. Pause
2. FF/Load
3. Pause
1. Pause
2. Pause
1. FF/Load
2. Pause
3. Pause
Print Job Completed
Without final <FF>
With final <FF>
Position - State
Position - State
1 - Ready
2 - Ready
4 - Pause
2 - Pause
2 - Pause
3 - Pause
2 - Ready
3 - Ready
1 - Pause
2 - Pause
Ready
1
2 - Ready
2 - Ready
3 - Ready
2 - Pause
3 - Pause
2 - Ready
3 - Ready
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Currently Printing
Position - State
Busy
1 - Pause
2 - Pause
2 - Busy
1 - Pause
1 - Busy
Paper Position Definition
Position
Definition
1
Print head on last printed character while printing or at next
line at the end of a job.
2
Print head on first next Top of Form.
3
Print head on second next top of form.
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Position
Definition
4
Viewing position.
Last printed line facing the tear bar.
5
Tear-off position.
Next perforation facing the tear bar.
6
Second perforation facing the tear bar.
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Setting the DEC Mode
The DEC MODE Option sets the DEC protocol specific features. This Option comprises the
following Sub-options:
Sub-options
Definition
HORIZONTAL PITCH
G0 CHARACTER SET
USER PREF. C-SET
PRINTER ID
WRAP vs TRUNCATE
Sets the horizontal spacing of the printed characters
Selects the used G0 Character Set.
Selects the User Preference character set.
Selects the printer ID.
Determines the printer behavior when receiving data that exceeds the
right margin.
Determines whether a communication line disconnection occurs at the
end of data transmission.
Determines if an initialization report is sent to the host or not.
Determines if an ANSWERBACK message is sent to the host or not.
Determines whether the ANSWERBACK message is sent to the host
when receiving an ENQ code.
DISCONNECT./EOT
INIT. REPORT
AUTO. ANSWERBACK
ANSWERBACK/ENQ
Horizontal Pitch
The HORIZONTAL PITCH Sub-option sets the horizontal pitch used with the DEC protocol. The
values for the HORIZONTAL PITCH Sub-option are the following: 5, 6, 6.6, 8.25, 8.55, 9, 10, 12,
13.2, 15, 16.5, 17.1, 18, 20 cpi and Proportional Spacing (Prop. Spacing Value).
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G0 Character Set
The G0 CHARACTER SET Sub-option sets the G0 character set that will be used with the DEC
protocol. The following resident character sets are available:
Value
Definition
US ASCII
British
French
German
Norw./Danish
DEC Finnish
DEC French-Can.
DEC Norw.-Dan.
DEC Swedish
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
DEC Supplement.
DEC Spec.-Graphi.
DEC Technical
DEC 7bit Hebrew
DEC Turkish
DEC Hebrew Sup.
DEC Greek Sup.
DEC Turk. Sup
ISO Italian
ISO Spanish
JIS Katakana
JIS Roman
Legal
US ASCII
British
French
German
Norwegian/Danish
DEC Finnish
DEC French-Canadian
DEC Norwegian/Danish
DEC Swedish
DEC Dutch
DEC Swiss
DEC Portuguese
DEC Supplemental
DEC Special Graphics
DEC Technical
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
DEC 7Bit Turkish
DEC Hebrew Supplemental
DEC Greek Supplemental
DEC Turkish Supplemental
ISO Italian
ISO Spanish
JIS Katakana
JIS Roman
Legal
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User Preference Character Set
The USER PREF. C-SET Option sets the user character set for the DEC protocol. The following
character sets are available:
Value
Definition
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
DEC
ISO
ISO
ISO
ISO
ISO
ISO
ISO
JIS
DEC Supplemental
DEC Special Graphics
DEC Technical
DEC 7Bit Hebrew
DEC 7BIT Turkish
DEC Hebrew Supplemental
DEC Turkish Supplemental
DEC Greek Supplemental
ISO Latin-1
ISO Latin-2
ISO Latin-5
ISO Latin-9 (contains the Euro symbol)
ISO Latin-Hebrew
ISO Latin-Greek
ISO Latin-Cyrillic
JIS Katakana
Supplement
Spec.Graph.
Technical
7bitHebrew
7bit Turkish
Hebrew Sup.
Turkish Sup.
Greek Suppl
Latin-1
Latin-2
Latin-5
Latin-9
Lat.-Hebrew
Lat.-Greek
Lat.-Cyril.
Katakana
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Printer ID
The PRINTER ID Sub-option defines the DEC printer ID used by the printer when responding to
DA commands from your host computer or application software.
Value
Definition
PPL2
LA120ID
LA210ID
Allows the printer to respond as a DEC Conformance Level 2 device.
The printer responds as a LA120 printer.
The printer responds as a LA210 printer.
Wrap or Truncate
The WRAP vs TRUNCATE Option determines the printer behavior when receiving text that
exceeds the right margin.
Value
Definition
Wrap
Text beyond the right margin moves to the left margin of the next line. See
the following figure.
The printer ignores any character beyond the right margin. The exceeding
text is lost. See the following figure.
Truncate
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Disconnection on EOT
The DISCONNECT./EOT Sub-option determines whether the communication disconnect occurs at
the end of the transmission.
Value
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
DTR is dropped low on receipt of the EOT.
DTR remains high on receipt of the EOT.
Initial Report
The INIT. REPORT Option determines whether the printer sends an initial report to the host or not.
Value
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
The Initial Report is sent to the host.
No Initial Report is sent to the host.
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Automatic ANSWERBACK
The AUTO. ANSWERBACK Option determines whether the printer sends an ANSWERBACK
message to the printer during initialization or not.
Value
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
An ANSWERBACK message is sent during initialization.
No ANSWERBACK message is sent during initialization.
ANSWERBACK on ENQ
The ANSWERBACK/ENQ Option determines whether the ANSWERBACK message is sent to the
host when the printer receives an ENQ code.
Value
Definition
Enabled
The ANSWERBACK message is sent to the host when the printer receives
an ENQ code.
No ANSWERBACK message is sent to the host when the printer receives
an ENQ code.
Disabled
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Configuring the IBM Mode
The IBM MODE Option sets the IBM protocol specific features and comprises the following Suboptions:
Sub-options
HORIZONTAL PITCH
IBM C-SET (1/2)
CODE PAGE
IBM DBL. HEIGHT
IBM AGM
PITCH/COMPRESS
SLASHED ZERO
Definition
Sets the horizontal spacing of the printed characters.
Selects whether the IBM Character Set 1 or 2 is used.
Selects the Code Page character sets.
Selects the double height printing.
Selects the IBM Alternate Graphics Mode.
Determines the character pitch when receiving the COMPRESS
command.
Determines whether the zero character is printed with or without a
slash.
Horizontal Pitch
The HORIZONTAL PITCH Sub-option sets the horizontal pitch used with the IBM protocol. The
values are 10, 12, 17.1, 20 cpi and Proportional Spacing (Prop.Spacing).
IBM Character Set
The IBM C-SET (1/2) Sub-option identifies which character set is to use.
Value
Definition
IBM SET 1
IBM SET 2
Printer uses characters and symbols commonly used in English.
Printer uses characters and symbols commonly used in non-English
languages.
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Code Page
The CODE PAGE Sub-option identifies which Code Page is to use.
Value
Definition
Code Page 210
Code Page 220
CP 437 GREEK
Code Page 437
Code Page 850
Code Page 852
Code Page 853
Code Page 855
Code Page 857
Code Page 858
Code Page 860
Code Page 861
Code Page 862
Code Page 863
Code Page 864
Code Page 865
Code Page 866
Code Page 869
Abicomp
Brazilian ASCII
Mazowian
Code MJK
Bulgarian
ISO 8859-7
Greek
Spain
Greek
USA
Multilingual
Eastern Europe
Turkish
Cyrillic
Turkish
Euro PC Multilingual (contains the Euro symbol)
Portugal
Icelandic
Hebrew
Canada/France
Arabic
Denmark-Norway
Russian
Greek
Brazilian-Portuguese
Brazilian
Polish
CSFR
Bulgarian
Latin Greek
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Value
Definition
ISO 8859-15
ISO Latin 1T
D-Hebrew
New Hebrew
Latin 9 (contains the Euro symbol)
Turkish
David Hebrew
Modern Hebrew
IBM Double Height
The IBM DBL. HEIGHT Sub-option determines whether the IBM Double Height mode should be
used (Enabled) or not (Disabled).
IBM AGM
The IBM AGM Sub-option determines whether the Alternate Graphics Mode should be used
(Enabled) or not (Disabled).
Horizontal Pitch on COMPRESS
The PITCH/COMPRESS Sub-option selects the character density when receiving the COMPRESS
command.
Value
17.1 cpi
20 cpi
Definition
When the COMPRESS command is received, printing is performed at 17.1 cpi.
When the COMPRESS command is received, printing is performed at 20 cpi.
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Slashed Zero
The SLASHED ZERO Sub-option selects whether the zero character is printed with or without a
slash.
Value
Definition
Yes
No
Zero character is printed with a slash.
Zero character is printed without a slash.
Setting the EPSON Mode
The EPSON MODE Option sets the EPSON protocol specific features and comprises the following
Sub-options.
Sub-option
Definition
HORIZONTAL PITCH
NATIONAL C-SET
CODE PAGE
EPSON C-SET
SLASHED ZERO
Sets the horizontal spacing of the printed characters.
Selects the National character set to be used.
Selects the Code Page character sets.
Applies an italic style or not to the character sets.
Determines whether the zero character is printed with/without a
slash.
Horizontal Pitch
The HORIZONTAL PITCH Option sets the horizontal pitch used with the EPSON protocol. The
values are 10, 12, 17.1, 20 cpi and Proportional Spacing (Prop. Spacing).
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National Character Set
The NATIONAL C-SET Sub-option identifies which national character set is to use.
Value
Definition
USA
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Denmark 1
Denmark 2
Sweden
Italy
Japan
Spain 1
Spain 2
Norway
Latin America
Korea
Turkey
Legal
Old Hebrew
New Hebrew
D-Hebrew
USA
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Denmark 1
Denmark 2
Sweden
Italy
Japan
Spain 1
Spain 2
Norway
Latin America
Korea
Turkey
Legal
Old Hebrew
New Hebrew
David Hebrew
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Code Page
The CODE PAGE Sub-option identifies which Code Page is to use.
Value
Definition
Code Page 210
Code Page 220
CP 437 Greek
Code Page 437
Code Page 850
Code Page 852
Code Page 853
Code Page 855
Code Page 857
Code Page 858
Code Page 860
Code Page 861
Code Page 862
Code Page 863
Code Page 864
Code Page 865
Code Page 866
Code Page 869
Abicomp
Brazilian ASCII
Mazowian
Code MJK
Bulgarian
ISO 8859-7
ISO 8859-15
Greek
Spain
Greek
USA
Multilingual
Eastern Europe
Turkish
Cyrillic
Turkish
Euro PC Multilingual (contains the Euro symbol)
Portugal
Icelandic
Hebrew
Canada/France
Arabic
Denmark-Norway
Russian
Greek
Brazilian-Portuguese
Brazilian
Polish
CSFR
Bulgarian
Latin Greek
Latin 9 (contains the Euro symbol)
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Value
Definition
ISO Latin 1T
D-Hebrew
New Hebrew
ISO Latin-1 Turkish
David Hebrew
Modern Hebrew
EPSON Character Set
The EPSON C-SET Sub-option defines the style which is applied to the character set:
Value
Definition
Graphic
Italic
The character sets are not altered.
The Italic style is applied to the character set.
Slashed Zero
The SLASHED ZERO Sub-option selects whether the zero character is printed with or without a
slash.
Value
Definition
Yes
No
The zero character is printed with a slash.
The zero character is printed without a slash.
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Testing Your Printer
The correct functioning of your printer can be checked using the TEST/HEX-DUMP Function of
Set-Up mode.
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To perform these tests paper must be already loaded in the printer. See "P
You access to the TEST/HEX-DUMP Function as follows:
1. Press the Set-Up button.
MACROS is displayed.
2. Press the → button three times.
TEST/HEX-DUMP is displayed.
3. Press the ↓ button.
4. Pressing the → or the ← button you can choose, which test you want to perform:
Sub-option
Definition
Self-Test
HEX-DUMP MODE
The printer prints the self test.
This Option allows you to enable or disable the Hex-Dump mode.
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Printing the Self-Test
The Self-Test printout consists of a header and an ASCII swirl pattern sequence for each
resident font (at 10, 12 and 15 cpi for each font).
The Self-Test checks also the correct print head movement along the whole carriage bar. For this
reason the Self-Test should always be performed with 136 columns wide paper to avoid
damaging the platen.
•
The Self-Test printout starts as soon as you press the Sel/Save button.
•
To stop the Self-Test, press the Exit button.
The Self-Test is structured as follows:
Test header
Swirl pattern sequence
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Hex-Dump Printing
The Hex-Dump mode lets you print the received data as hexadecimal codes.
To enable Hex-Dump mode:
1. Select the HEX-DUMP Mode Option of the TEST/HEX-DUMP Function.
2. Select the Enable Hex-D. Value.
The printer switches directly to the Hex-Dump mode. The basic screen shows Hex
instead of the current protocol.
To disable Hex-Dump mode:
1. Press the Set-Up button.
The display shows Disable Hex-D.
2. Press the Sel/Save button.
The printer switches back to Normal mode. The basic screen is displayed.
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Adjusting Your Printer
This printer gives you the possibility to finely adjust bidirectional printing, the position of the
first printable line for printing and the perforation position for tearing-off.
Ensure that paper is loaded, before starting the tests.
How to Adjust your Printer
Use the USER ADJUSTMENTS Function to perform the adjustments mentioned above. Proceed as
follows:
1. Press the Set-Up button.
The display shows MACROS.
2. Press the → or ← button until the display shows USER ADJUSTMENTS.
3. Press the ↓ button. The display shows BIDI.ALIGNMENT.
4. Press the → or the ← button to scroll the Options of the USER ADJUSTMENTS Function.
Options
Definition
BIDI.ALIGNMENT
LINE #1 FRONT1
LINE #1 FRONT2
TEAR-PERFO ALIGN
Adjusts the bidirectional printing.
Adjust the position of the first printable line for the Push-Front1 paper path.
Adjust the position of the first printable line for the Push-Front2 paper path.
Adjusts the position of the paper perforation with regard to the tear bar.
Coonnffiigguurriinngg Y
Yoouurr P
Prriinntteerr" for details on how to navigate in Set-Up mode.
See "C
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Adjusting the Bidirectional Alignment
To perform bidirectional alignment:
1. Display the current value of the
BIDI. ALIGNMENT Option by
pressing the ↓ button.
2. Press the Sel/Save button.
The Bidirectional Alignment table
is printed.
The current bidirectional offset
Value is printed under the
header. For each possible Value,
two lines of pipe characters are
printed.
3. Select the desired value.
4. Exit Set-Up mode.
Coonnffiigguurriinngg Y
Yoouurr P
Prriinntteerr" for details on how to navigate in Set-Up mode.
See "C
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Adjusting the Position of the First Printable Line
The positioning of the continuous form fed with the tractor unit in Front1 Position or with the
tractor unit in Front2 position can be finely adjusted with the LINE #1-FRONT1 or the LINE #
1-FRONT2 respectively.
To adjust these values, insert paper on the paper path for which you want to change the position
of the first printable line and proceed as follows:
1. Enter the USER ADJUSTMENTS Function as described before and select the LINE #1FRONT1 or LINE # 1-FRONT2 Option according to the tractor position.
The display shows the current value at the actual corresponding position.
2. Display the desired Value and press the Sel/Save button.
The printer parks the paper, loads it again and prints the current Value at the actual
corresponding position. The paper is then moved to the viewing position. For example, for the
value 1/60 inches, the printer prints ** 1/60"**. This allows you to check the current position.
Coonnffiigguurriinngg Y
Yoouurr P
Prriinntteerr" for details on how to navigate in Set-Up mode.
See "C
3. If the current Value is not acceptable, choose another value and press the Sel/Save button.
The same printing procedure is performed again.
4. Once you have selected the proper Value, press the Exit button to save modification.
The display reads Save Config.
5. Press Sel/Save button to permanently save your modification.
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Adjusting the Tear-off Position
You can perform a fine adjustment of the Tear-off position to facilitate paper tearing.
1. Enter the USER ADJUSTMENTS Function as described before and select the TEAR-PERFO
ALIGN. Option.
2. Press the ↓ button.
The paper is parked, then loaded to the current tear-off position.
The current Value is displayed.
3. Press the → or ← button to adjust the Tear-off position.
The paper moves according to the displayed Value.
4. When the paper perforation is positioned according to your needs, press the Exit button.
Your modification is saved and the basic screen is displayed.
Coonnffiigguurriinngg Y
Yoouurr P
Prriinntteerr" for details on how to navigate in Set-Up mode.
See "C
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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 the 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.
The following description and figures refer to the printer equipped with the optional color kit and using a
long-life or color ribbon.
2. Open the top printer cover.
R ib b on G uide
3. Slide the ribbon guide out of the print head.
Unlock the white slider pressing and
holding the lever on the slider towards the
back of the printer and contemporaneously
lifting the slider off the color mechanism.
C o lo r S lide r
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4. Remove the used ribbon cartridge by lifting it up.
Riibbbboon
The printer is now ready to install the new ribbon cartridge. See before "R
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Troubleshooting
This section describes the problems, which may occur when using the printer and suggests
possible solutions.
In most cases, the display shows rolling messages when an error occurs. The first part of the
message identifies the error the second part suggests a solution.
Installation Problems and Solutions
Symptoms
Possible Cause
Action/Resolution
No indicator lit.
Power switch in I (on)
position.
Power cable not properly
connected.
Power cable damaged.
Printer failure.
Incorrect setting of the printer.
Check the connection of the power cable
on both sides.
Check the power cable itself.
Call Service.
1. Perform a self-test.
2. If the self-test is OK, see the other
causes.
If the self-test is not OK, power the
printer off and on again.
3. Perform another self-test.
4. If the self-test is not OK, call Service.
Check the connection of the interface
cable on both sides.
Check PROTOCOL Option in the Set-Up.
Seettttiin
ngg tth
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Coom
mm
mu
un
niiccaattiioon
n
See "S
IIn
ntteerrffaaccee".
Check the INTERFACE Option settings in
Seettttiin
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Set-Up. See "S
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Communication Interffaaccee".
Printer not printing.
Ready indicator lit.
Interface cable is not properly
connected.
Selection of the protocol is not
correct.
Printer communication settings
are not appropriate to host
settings.
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Printing Problems and Solutions
Symptoms
Possible Cause
Printer not printing.
Print head carriage
moves.
Ribbon cartridge is not
installed.
Ribbon is not properly
installed.
Poor print quality.
Action/Resolution
Install the ribbon cartridge. See Step 2 in the
Quick Reference Guide.
Reinstall or readjust the ribbon cartridge
properly. See Step 2 in the Quick Reference
Guide.
Print head is not close
Check the PRINT GAP Option setting in Set-Up.
Seettttiin
enough to the paper.
See "S
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg M
Mooddeess".
If the PRINT GAP Option is set to Auto.
adjust., check the AUTO. GAP OFFSET Option
Seettttiin
setting in Set-Up. See "S
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg
M
Mooddeess".
Paper type is not correct.
Use paper conforming to the paper
Paappeerr SSppeecciiffiiccaattiioon
specifications. See "P
nss".
Ribbon cartridge type is not Use a &3* ribbon cartridge. See "Supplies and
correct.
Options Order Numbers" in the Quick Reference
Guide.
Ribbon is not properly
Reinstall or readjust the ribbon cartridge
installed.
properly. See Step 2 in the Quick Reference
Guide.
Reeppllaacciin
Ribbon is worn or defective. Replace the ribbon cartridge. See "R
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tth
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R
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he Ribbon Cartridge".
Ribbon is jammed.
Turn the ribbon feed knob to release the ribbon.
If the ribbon feed is stuck, replace the ribbon
Reeppllaacciin
cartridge. See "R
ngg tth
hee R
Riibbbboon
n
C
Caarrttrriiddggee".
Print head is not properly
Check the PRINT GAP Option setting in Set-Up.
Seettttiin
set (print head is too close or See "S
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg M
Mooddeess".
too far).
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Symptoms
Possible Cause
Action/Resolution
Poor print quality (cont.)
If the PRINT GAP Option is set to Auto.
adjust., check the AUTO. GAP OFFSET
Seettttiin
ngg tth
hee
Option setting in Set-Up. See "S
P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg M
Mooddeess".
Print head may be worn.
1. Perform a self-test.
2. If the self-test is OK, see the other causes.
If the self-test is not OK, call Service.
Dark or smudged
Print head is too close to the Check the PRINT GAP Option setting in SetSeettttiin
printing
paper.
ngg tth
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Prriin
nttiin
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Mooddeess".
Up. See "S
If the PRINT GAP Option is set to Auto.
adjust., check the AUTO. GAP OFFSET Option
Seettttiin
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg
setting in Set-Up. See "S
M
Mooddeess".
Blank spaces or missing Print head may be worn
1. Perform a self-test.
dots within characters
2. If the self-test is OK, see the other causes.
If the self-test is not OK, call Service.
Print overlap.
Paper Path is obstructed.
1. Clear Paper Path.
2. Press Pause to resume printing.
Vertical pitch setting is not Check the VERTICAL PITCH Option setting in
Seettttiin
correct.
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Pu
ubblliissh
hiin
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Set-Up. See "S
Garbled characters.
Printer communication
Check the INTERFACE Option settings in SetSeettttiin
settings are not appropriate Up. See "S
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hee C
Coom
mm
mu
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niiccaattiioon
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I
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f
a
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for host settings.
Interface".
Poor alignment of the
Bidirectional alignment
1. Perform the BIDI. ALIGNMENT procedure
vertical lines.
setting is not correct.
of the USER ADJUSTMENTS Function.
2. Check the result.
3. If the result is not correct, select the
Unidirectional value of the PRINT
DIRECTION Option.
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Symptoms
Possible Cause
Action/Resolution
First line position is not
Line #1 setting is not
precisely at the correct position. correct.
Top of Form is set to zero.
Top Margin is set to line #1.
Printing does not start at the
right vertical position.
Top of Form or Top
Margin settings are not
correct.
Double spaced lines instead of Software setting is not
single spaced.
correct.
Line mode setting is not
correct.
Overprint on the same lines.
Line mode setting is not
correct.
Next printed line starts where
the previous line ended
instead of at left margin.
Overprint on the same line
while next printed line starts
where the previous line ended
instead of at left margin.
Line mode setting is not
correct.
Line mode setting is not
correct.
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1. Perform the LINE #1 - FRONT1 or
LINE #1 – FRONT2 procedure of the
USER ADJUSTMENTS Function.
2. Check the result.
3. If the result is not correct, call Service.
Check the settings of the TOP OF FORM or
TOP MARGIN Options in the Set-Up. See
Seettttiin
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg M
Mooddeess".
"S
Check line spacing in your software.
Select the LF=LF, CR=CR value for the LINE
Seettttiin
MODE Option in the Set-Up. See "S
ngg tth
hee
P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg M
Mooddeess".
Select the CR=LF+CR value for the LINE MODE
Seettttiin
ngg tth
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Option in the Set-Up. See "S
P
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M
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s
Printing Modes".
Select the LF=LF+CR value for the LINE MODE
Seettttiin
ngg tth
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Option in the Set-Up. See "S
P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg M
Mooddeess".
Select the LF&CR=LF+CR value for the LINE
Seettttiin
MODE Option in the Set-Up. See "S
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P
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M
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Printing Modes".
Symptoms
Possible Cause
Action/Resolution
Printer not printing.
Message:
Data lost
Check interface
Interface cable not properly
connected.
Selection of the protocol is
not correct.
Printer communication
settings are not
appropriate to host
settings.
Buffer control settings are
not appropriate.
Check the connection of the interface cable
on both sides.
Check the PROTOCOL Option setting in
Seelleeccttiin
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hee P
Prroottooccooll".
Set-Up. See "S
Check the INTERFACE Option setting in
Seelleeccttiin
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hee P
Prroottooccooll".
Set-Up. See "S
Printer not printing.
Message:
Comm. Failure
Check line
Printer not printing.
Message:
Carriage error
Check its moving
Printer not printing.
Message:
Ribbon blocked
Check its moving
Check the BUFFER CONTROL Option
Seettttiin
ngg tth
hee
setting in Set-Up. See "S
C
Coom
mm
mu
un
niiccaattiioon
n IIn
ntteerrffaaccee".
Line failure.
Check the interface cable type.
Check the physical connection and the
interface itself.
Print head carriage path is 1. Clear the print head carriage path.
obstructed.
2. Press the Pause button.
Ribbon blocked in front of
Reinstall the ribbon cartridge.
the print head.
Ribbon blocked.
1. Check that the ribbon cartridge is
correctly installed.
2. Turn the ribbon feed knob to make
sure the ribbon is not jammed.
3. Press the Pause button.
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Paper Handling Problems and Solutions
Symptoms
Possible Cause
Paper jam
Possible messages:
Push-Front1 jam
Check paper
Paper path is obstructed.
Action/Resolution
1. Clear the Paper Path.
2. Press Pause to resume printing.
Pinfeed holes of continuous form 1. Clear paper jam.
are not placed properly on the
2. Reinstall the paper
tractors.
Continuous form is too taut or
or
1. Clear paper jam.
Push-Front2 jam
has too much slack.
2. Reinstall the paper
Check paper
1. Clear paper jam.
Paper supports of the tractor
unit are not positioned evenly
2. Reinstall the paper
across the paper width.
Print head is too close to the
Check the PRINT GAP Option setting in
Seettttiin
paper.
Set-Up. See "S
ngg tth
hee P
Prriin
nttiin
ngg
M
o
d
e
s
Modes".
If the PRINT GAP Option is set to Auto.
adjust., check the AUTO. GAP OFFSET
Seettttiin
Option setting in Set-Up. See "S
ngg
tth
e
P
r
i
n
t
i
n
g
M
o
d
e
s
he Printing Modes".
The selected paper
Paper feeding device is not
1. Power-off the printer.
feeding device does not properly mounted.
2. Remount the paper feeding device. For
load the paper.
the tractor in Front position, ensure
that the paper separator is properly
retracted.
Paper feeding device failure.
Call Service.
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If the message Remove paper appears on the display and no document is actually loaded in any
of the paper paths:
1. Check that no paper debris or dust is present in front of the paper detection sensors.
2. If necessary clean them with air blow. The figure shows how to clean the front path sensor,
and the rear path sensor.
R e a r p a p e r se n s o r
F ro n t p ap e r sen s o r
3. In case the Remove paper message is still displayed:
–
Power off the printer
–
Make sure no paper is loaded
–
Hold down the Set-Up button while powering the printer on.
The printer enters the Paper Sensor Tune mode and then displays:
1. Pap. sensor tune
2. Clear paper path
4. Press the Sel/Save button.
The printer initializes the paper detect sensors while the display shows Tuning sensor...
and then enters Ready state.
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Printer Failure
Symptoms
Possible Cause
Action/Resolution
Printer failure.
Message:
Printer failure
Call Service.
Electronic or mechanical
internal failure.
Call Service.
Hex-Dump Mode
If the printer prints wrong characters, you can select the Hex-Dump Mode in the printer
Test/Hex-Dump menu in order to analyze both printing and non-printing characters arriving on
the printer.
In Hex-Dump Mode the printer prints all characters in their hexadecimal code.
Teessttiin
See "T
ngg Y
Yoou
urr P
Prriin
ntteerr" on details for the Hex-Dump Mode setting.
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Options
The Front2 Push Tractor
An optional second front push tractor can be installed on the printer. This tractor allows the
handling of a second fanfold paper.
Installing/Removing the Front2 Push Tractor
This second push tractor unit can be installed in front position on the Front1 Push tractor.
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1. Install the Front2 Push tractor aligning both its hooks with the Front1 Push tractor pins and
inserting them into the corresponding pins. Push the Front2 tractor until it is fully engaged.
Insert the connector cable in the electrical connector located in the Front1 Push tractor.
Fro n t1 Tracto r Pin
Fro n t2 Tracto r H ook
Electrica l C on ne ctor
C o nn ecto r C a ble
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2. The upper push tractor must be installed as shown in figure.
3. To remove the upper push tractor,
turn the printer off. Take the
connector cable off and press on the
push buttons (located in the upper
push tractor hooks) to disengage the
tractor.
P ush button
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Loading Paper Using the Front2 Tractor Option
1. Open the tractor area cover turning is upwards and lay it on the top of the printer.
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3. Unlock the Front2 tractor sprockets moving
the sprocket levers up. Slide the left sprocket
to the first printing column.
4. Space the paper guides along the tractor bar.
Open the sprocket covers of the left and right
sprocket.
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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,
and close the sprocket cover.
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7. Position the left sprocket for printing and lock it in place. Adjust gently the right sprocket to
remove slack from the paper and lock it in place.
8. Close the tractor area cover. Press the FF/Load button to load the paper into the printer.
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9. The paper must be loaded as shown in figure.
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Loading Paper with the Front1 Push Tractor when the Front2 Push Tractor is
installed
When the Front2 Push tractor is installed, the paper loading procedure for the Front2 Push
tractor is slightly different.
•
If you need to install paper on the
Front1 Push tractor, rotate the Front2
Push tractor outside the printer.
•
Insert
lower
install
P
Paap
peerr
before.
the fanfold paper between the
and the upper tractor, then
Looaad
it as usually. See "L
diin
ngg
u
ussiin
ngg tth
hee F
Frroon
ntt11 T
Trraaccttoorr"
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•
When the fanfold paper has been
installed on the Front1 tractor,
reposition the Front2 tractor in its
initial position before closing the
printer front cover.
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The Rear Pull Tractor
The Rear Pull tractor is useful to handle particularly heavy paper.
Installing the Rear Pull Tractor
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Remove the Large rear cover, the rear tractor area cover and the two small tractor fixing
area covers.
R e ar trac to r
a rea c over
L arg e rea r c ov e r
Tra ctor fix in g
a rea s co v ers
Keep the covers in a safe place, as they must be reinstalled if the rear tractor is removed.
3. Replace the Large rear cover.
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4. Insert the Rear Pull tractor as shown in figure and the corresponding fixing area covers (with
the slot) as shown in figure.
5. Turn the printer on.
Looaad
The paper can be loaded in Push-Pull mode. See "L
diin
ngg P
Paap
peerr U
Ussiin
ngg tth
hee F
Frroon
ntt11 P
Pu
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T
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Tractor and the Rear Pull Tractor (option)".
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Loading Paper Using the Front1 Push Tractor and the Rear
Pull Tractor (option)
Once the Rear Pull tractor is installed, the fanfold paper can be loaded only in Push-Pull mode,
using the Front1 Push tractor and the Rear Pull tractor. In this way it is possible to handle
stronger paper.
1. Load the fanfold paper on the Front1 Push tractor, following the sequence L
Looaad
diin
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Paap
peerr
U
s
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F
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T
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Using the Front1 Tractor described before.
2. Take up the slack of the paper exiting from the rear paper slot and rotate the sprocket bar to
align the sprocket pins of the rear tractor with the paper perforation.
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4. Lock the sprocket covers and lower the sprocket levers.
5. Press the Pause key to confirm that the paper loading is finished. The rear tractor engages.
6. The figure shows the correct paper loading.
.
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Removing the Rear Pull Tractor
1. Push the lever on the Rear Pull tractor down and lift the tractor out of the printer.
2. Insert the rear tractor cover and make sure that the interlock connector is correctly inserted.
If the cover is not inserted, the printer is blocked.
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Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF)
The Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF), located in the rear of the printer, provides fast and
automatic single sheet and envelopes loading. The ASF includes:
• A paper stacker, which automatically collects
the output paper.
• A single bin for single sheets (A5, A4, Letter,
Legal, Executive) and envelopes.
• A 2nd and 3rd optional bins are also
available.
Please find the installation instructions for the ASF on the corresponding manual. The following
picture shows the ASF options and their position in the printer.
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Pedestals
Two printer floor pedestals are available:
Three Levels Floor Pedestal for large
paper quantity and dual fanfold
handling.
Two Levels Floor Pedestal with tiltable printer level for document on demand application.
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Printer Specifications
Printing Characteristics
Print Head
Matrix
Print Head Life
24 pins - 0.25 mm
700 mil characters (draft)
Print Speed (cps)
Draft
9070-LA
700
10 cpi
9060-LA
600
LQ
NLQ
(*) with Courier or SanSerif fonts in HS Quality mode at 10 cpi only
Normal
Quality
9070-LA
9060-LA
133/200 (*) 116/175(*)
266/400 (*) 230/345(*)
Throughput ECMA 132 (pages/hour)
9070-LA
9060-LA
530
480
Letter Quality
220/300 (*)
200/280(*)
Letter NLQ
300/440 (*)
250/410(*)
Letter Draft
(*) with Courier or SansSerif fonts in HS Quality mode at 10 cpi only
Print Matrix (horizontal x vertical)
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
Draft
12 x 24
12 x 24
8 x 24
Quality
36 x 24
30 x 24
24 x 24
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Print Density (characters per inch)
Normal
10 - 12 - 15 - 17.1 - 20 - 24
Enlarged
5 - 6 - 7.5 - 8.5
Proportional
Line length (number of characters)
10 cpi
136
12 cpi
163
15 cpi
204
17.1 cpi
20 cpi
24 cpp
233
272
326
Vertical Spacing
6, 8 LPP
n/60, n/72, n/180, n/216 inch
3, 4, 6, 8, 12 lines/30 mm
Print Styles
Draft, Courier, Roman, Sans Serif, Prestige, Script, Orator, OCR A, OCR B
Print Attributes
Underline, double underline, overline, strike-through printing, bold, multicopy, double width, slant, color
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Characters Sets
International character sets ASCII
Standard PC IBM Character Sets
EPSON National Variations
IBM and EPSON Code Pages
DEC Protocol
- G0 Character Sets
- User Preference Character Sets
CS1 and CS2
USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark-1, Sweden, Italy,
Spain-1, Japan, Norway, Denmark-2, Spain-2, Latin America, Turkey,
Korea, Legal, Old Hebrew
CP210, CP220, USA (CP437), Greek (CP437-G), 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), CP869,
Abicomp, Brascii, Mazowian, Code MJK, Bulgarian, ISO 8859/15, ISO
Latin 1T, D-Hebrew, New Hebrew
US ASCII - British - DEC Finnish - French - DEC French-Canadian German - ISO Italian - JIS Roman - DEC Norway/Denmark - ISO Spanish
- DEC Swedish - Norwegian/Danish - DEC Dutch - DEC Swiss - DEC
Portuguese - Legal - DEC Supplemental - DEC Spec. Graphics – DEC
Technical - DEC 7Bit Hebrew - DEC Hebrew Supplemental - DEC Greek
Supplemental - DEC 7Bit Turkish - DEC Turkish Supplemental - JIS
Katakana - ISO Italian - ISO Spanish - JIS Roman - Legal
DEC Supplemental - DEC Spec. Graphics – DEC Technical - DEC 7Bit
Hebrew - DEC Hebrew Supplemental - DEC Greek Supplemental - DEC
7Bit Turkish - DEC Turkish Supplemental - JIS Katakana - ISO Latin 1 ISO Latin 2 - ISO Latin 5 - ISO Latin Hebrew - ISO Latin Greek - ISO Latin
Cyrillic - ISO Latin 9
Bar Codes
UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, MSI mod 10/10, Code39, Code 128, Code 93, 2/5 Interleaved, 2/5
Industrial, 2/5 Matrix, Postnet, Codabar
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Paper Handling
Base Configuration
Fanfold Paper
FRONT1 PUSH TRACTOR
Fanfold width:
76 to 432 mm
Copies:
1 original + 7 copies
FRONT2 PUSH TRACTOR
Fanfold width:
76 to 432 mm
Copies:
1 original + 7 copies
(3 to 17 inches)
Max. thickness 0,635 mm
(3 to 17 inches)
Max. thickness 0,635 mm
With the Pull tractor option
Push-Pull Feeding
Front fanfold insertion with Front1 Push tractor and Rear Pull tractor.
Automatic Sheet Feeder (Option)
First tray
Single sheets, envelopes and postcards
Second and third tray
Single Sheets
Paper stacker
2
- Tray capacity
120 sheets (80 g/m )
- Sheet width
8,89 to 30,48 cm (3,5 to 12 inches)
Copies
1 original + 2 copies
Coexisting with fanfold
Emulations
- EPSON ESC/P
- DEC PPL2
- IBM Proprinter XL24-XL24E
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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
• Setting and storage of paper format and print conditions for each paper path in the non volatile memory
Physical and Electrical Characteristics
Interfaces
Parallel
Centronics Compatible Bi-directional (IEEE-1284) nibble and byte modes - 36 pin
Amphenol connector
Serial
RS-232/C and RS-422/A - dB 25 connector
Baud Rate: 300 to 38400 bps
Receive Buffer
max. 64 Kbytes
Automatic interface switching
Serial interface adapter: translates the DECconnect 6pin connector to the RS-232/C and RS-422/A - dB 25
connector
Reliability
MTBF
MTTR
Workload
(ECMA 132 - 4 hours for 20 days)
Mean Time between failure: 10000 hours at 25% DC
Mean Time To Repair: 30 minutes
9070-LA: 42000 pages/month
9060-LA: 38000 pages/month
Power Supply
UNIVERSAL
From 100 to 230 VAC, -10 ÷+15%, 5060 Hz, ± 2 Hz
Power Output
Max. 215 W
Power Consumption Standby: 28W ---- Average Printing: 116 W
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Noise Level
54 dBA
Environment Conditions
Storage Conditions
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Operating Conditions
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Paper Conditions
Temperature
Relative Humidity
-35° to 65° C
5% to 95% RH (non condensing)
10° to 38° C
10% to 90% RH (non condensing)
16° to 24° C
40% to 60% RH (non condensing)
Physical dimensions
Height
320 mm (12,6 inches)
Width
670 mm (26,38 inches)
Depth
460 mm (18,11 inches)
Weight
21 kg (46,35 lbs)
Consumables and Options
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“Long life” black ribbon cartridge (20 million characters)
Color ribbon cartridge (2 million characters for each band)
Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) with envelopes and sheet stacker
Two additional trays for the automatic sheet feeder
Additional pull tractor unit for push-pull fanfold handling
Three level floor pedestal for high paper capacity and dual fanfold
Two level floor pedestal with tiltable printer level
Ribbon shifter (Color kit)
Tractor with paper jam sensor
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Compliance Statements
FCC Compliance Statement (USA)
This equipment 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. 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.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver in connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Warning
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note the following:
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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.
The length of the power cord must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less.
Compliance Statement (Canada)
This digital apparatus is in conformity with standard NMB-003 of Canada.
Cet appareil numérique est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Compliance Statement (Germany)
Bescheinigung des Herstellers/Importeurs:
Hiermit wird bescheinigt, dass der Drucker der Maschinenlärminformationsverordnung 3. GSGV, 18.01.1991 entspricht: Der
höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß EN27779-1991.
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Compliance Statement (Europe)
Warning
This product meets the interference requirements of EN55022.
In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference in which case, the user may
be required to take adequate measures.
Energy Star
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, CPG has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency. The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an international program that promotes energy
saving through the use of computers and other office equipment. The program backs the development and dissemination of the
products with functions that effectively reduce energy consumption. It is an open system in which business proprietors can
participate voluntarily. The targeted products are office equipment such as computers, displays, printers, facsimiles and copiers.
Their standards and logos are uniform among participating nations.
International Compliance
EN55022:1998
Emissions Series
EN 61000-3-2:1995
Power line harmonics
EN 61000-3-3:1995
Power line flicker
EN55024:1998
Immunity Characteristics
EN61000-4-2:1995
E.S.D.
EN61000-4-3:1995
Radiated Susceptibility
EN61000-4-4:1995
E.F.T
EN61000-4-5:1995
Surge
EN61000-4-6:1996
R.F. Common mode
EN61000-4-11:1994
Voltage dips and interruptions
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