Model 122X MiniPrinter Series User`s Manual

Model 122X MiniPrinter Series User`s Manual
Model 122X
MiniPrinter Series
User's Manual
CAUTION
Risk of electrical shock. Do not remove cover. No user serviceable
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
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May 30, 2006 122X_U.P65 PN 7424-14954L e1 Printed in U.S.A.
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Table of Contents
Specifications .....................................................................4
Introduction ........................................................................6
Installation ..........................................................................6
Installing the Paper.......................................................6
To Remove the Paper Roll ...........................................9
Operation .........................................................................10
Connecting and Powering up Your Printer .................10
Maintenance .....................................................................10
Changing the Printer Ribbon ...................................... 11
Inserting a Ribbon with Paper in the Printer ...............12
Printer Test and Setup ......................................................13
Printer Test .................................................................13
Accessing the Setup Menu ........................................14
CONFIGURE ..............................................................14
CUSTOM ....................................................................17
SET CLOCK... ............................................................19
RESET SEQ# .............................................................20
Communication ................................................................21
Model 1220 RS-232 Serial Version ............................21
Model 1221 Parallel Version .......................................23
Model 1222 Serial TTL Version ..................................25
Model 1223 20 mA Current Loop Version ..................26
Model 1224 RS-485 Serial Version ............................27
Control Codes ............................................................29
Default Table ....................................................................38
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Specifications
Interface-Serial
Available baud rates:
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
Voltage levels:
RS-232C: -9 Volts to + 9 Volts
TTL: 0 Volts to + 5 Volts
20mA current loop
RS-485: 200mV differential
Character format:
Standard ASCII character set—10 or 11 bits per
character, 7 or 8 data bits.
Even or odd parity selection for 7 data bits.
Bit mapped graphics—10 bits per character
required
Busy signal - Clear to Send (CTS) or XON-XOFF
Interface-Parallel
Character Buffering
36-pin Centronics
Print Method
Character Matrix
Character Spacing
Impact dot matrix
Line Feed Spacing
7.6 lines per inch, character mode
9.1 lines per inch, graphic mode
Print Speed
5 x 8 or 5 x 5
24 column:
32 column:
40 column:
12.8 characters/inch
17 characters/inch
21 characters/inch
38 lines per minute for 24 column
33 lines per minute for 32 and 40 column
Paper
Table top:
Panel mount:
Power
1 Watts (idle), 10 Watts (while printing)
2.25"W x 2.75"D; 0.44" I.D.
2.25"W x 1.25"D
AC Voltage
9 VAC (120 VAC stepdown converter included)
Multi-national converters optional
DC Voltage
Optional 9-12 VDC
100mA idle, 1500mA with 100% printing, 2.9A peak
with 100% printing
External Dimensions
Operating Temp.
4
1.5K standard
8K optional
Approximately 9500 byte capacity with option installed.
4.1"W x 4.5"L x 2"H
5°C to 40°C, 41°F to 104°F
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Print Head Life
Ribbon Life
Paper
500,000 lines mean character before failure.
Black- 200,000 characters
Purple- 250,000 characters
Large roll - 12,500 lines
Small roll - 3,000 lines
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Introduction
The Model 122X impact printer series consists of
these models and electronic interfaces:
Model 1220 - RS-232
Model 1221 - Parallel
Model 1222 - TTL
Model 1223 - Current Loop
Model 1224 - RS-485
This manual is split into the following main sections:
• Introduction
• Installation
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Printer Test and Setup
• Communication
• Default Settings
Installation
Follow the precautions listed below when setting up
your printer. They are designed to help you keep your
printer working at its best.
- Plug your power supply into an appropriate
grounded outlet.
- Place your printer on a flat hard surface, like a
tabletop.
- Keep your printer out of direct sunlight.
Installing the Paper
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1.
Remove the printer cover by pressing on the
groove patterns to pop the front edge up. Lift off
the cover.
2.
Press the rocker switch to the left. The light will
go off.
3.
Unroll several inches of the paper.
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4.
Cut a straight edge on the paper roll if it is
jagged. This will facilitate the entry of the paper
into the printer.
5.
Slide the paper through the slot connecting the
paper compartment and the printer compartment.
You can slide it in about one-quarter inch before
it stops.
6.
While holding the paper in place, press the
rocker switch to the Paper Feed position. The
printer will activate, and a rubber roller will pull
the paper into the printer compartment. Hold the
switch in the Paper Feed position until the paper
emerges from the top of the printer mechanism.
7.
When an inch of paper has emerged from the top
of the printer, release the Paper Feed button.
8.
Now pull the paper through the printer, until
several inches are exposed.
9.
Slide the paper through the slot in the printer
cover.
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10. Push the back of the printer cover down and into
place.
11. Press the front of the printer cover down to lock
in place.
12. Put the paper spindle into the paper roll as
shown below, and place the roll with the spindle
onto the snaps near the back of the printer. Turn
the paper roll to take up any slack in the paper
feeding to the printer. Make sure the roll of paper
turns freely. If it does not turn freely, the paper
will jam and will possibly damage the printer
mechanism.
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To Remove the
Paper Roll
Pulling the paper out
of the back of the
printer will damage
the print mechanism.
1.
Advance the paper about one inch beyond the
paper cutter by using the Paper Feed switch.
2.
Lift the paper roll away from the printer housing
and cut the paper feeding to the printer with
scissors. Try to make the cut as square as
possible to help the next time you reload the
paper.
3.
Pull the remaining paper through the printer
mechanism. Be sure to pull the paper from the
top (paper cutter side).
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Operation
Connecting and
Powering Up
Your Printer
1.
Attach the appropriate cable between the printer
and your host device. The connector on the
printer side is “keyed” so that you cannot plug the
cable in the wrong way. This means that the pins
should be positioned so that a slight pressure will
seat the cable properly. Do not force the pins in.
Doing so could damage the cable.
For DC modified units
supplied with cable,
connect positive
voltage to striped
wire.
2.
Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
Plug the transformer into an appropriate AC
outlet. The unit will power up automatically and
print Ready. This means the printer is ready to
print.
See the DC power
connection illustration
below:
The Paper Feed switch on the printer is a rocker type
switch. Push the left side of the rocker switch to
toggle the printer on and offline. Push the right side of
the switch to advance the paper.
Your printer is now ready for printing.
The printer stores characters for printing until one of
two things happens:
1.
2.
Its line buffer is filled.
It receives a line feed (hexadecimal 0A) or a
carriage return (hexadecimal 0D) code.
When (1) or (2) occurs, the printer prints out the
contents of its line buffer. If the buffer is empty when
the carriage return is received, the printer simply
advances the paper one line, leaving a blank line in
the printout.
Maintenance
NCI Part Numbers:
Black ribbon:
Purple:
Long-lasting Black:
Wall mount power:
Paper spindle:
Paper roll 1.25” dia:
Paper roll 2.75” dia:
Almond paper cutter
Grey paper cutter
Clear plastic paper
roll cover
10
22332-0029
22332-0011
22332-0045
114815534
109316536
22335-0018
22335-0026
23019-0019
23019-0043
When printing becomes faint or difficult to see,
replace the ribbon in your printer with an Epson
ERC-09 cartridge ribbon.
115513184
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Changing the Printer
Ribbon
If your printer is used infrequently, the print impression may become weak because the ribbon has dried
out. To advance the ribbon to a new section, hold
down the Paper Feed switch for several seconds.
Below are the steps for replacing the ribbon:
1.
Turn the printer offline.
2.
Four small grooves are embossed on each side
of the printer cover. Push down on one or both
of these areas until the printer cover tilts.
3.
When the printer cover is tilted up, lift it completely off.
4.
Push down on the right side of ribbon cartridge
where it is marked “PUSH”. Remove the cartridge.
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If you get ribbon ink on
the printer case, wipe
it off immediately.
Once it dries it is
difficult to remove.
5.
Install new cartridge. Be sure the ink cartridge is
inserted firmly to prevent weak or irregular
printing. The cartridge must be properly seated
and aligned for best printing.
6.
Turn the cartridge “knob” (marked by an arrow)
clockwise to stretch the ribbon.
7.
Replace the cover.
8.
Replace the paper.
You may insert the ribbon cartridge if there is already
paper in the printer.
Hold the cartridge as shown above and slide it over
the paper and into the printer compartment. Be sure
the paper goes between the ribbon cartridge and the
ink ribbon.
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Printer Test and Setup
The printer can be tested and setup using the steps
described in this section. Testing and setup are done
using the rocker switch on the printer.
Printer Test
With the printer unplugged at the outlet or at the back
of the printer, press and hold the right side of switch
as you plug the unit in. The printer will print out a list
of the configuration as it currently exists then do a
continuous print test. To stop the print test, press
either side of the rocker switch. Below is a sample of
what is printed when you do the print test.
T & D will be printed in
the list to the right if
the Time and Date
option is installed.
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Accessing the Setup
Menu
To access the setup menu follow these steps:
1.
Unplug the printer either at the outlet or at the
back of the printer.
2.
Press and hold down the left side of the rocker
switch and plug in the printer. The printer will
advance the paper. After the paper advance has
stopped, count for 3 to 5 seconds and then
release the switch. The following is printed:
If you wait less than three or more than five seconds
Ready is printed and you will have to try steps 1 and
2 again to access the setup menu.
This manual assumes
the time and date
option is installed and
operating. If you do
not have this option
you will not see
references to the clock
or date listed in most
menus.
After you access the setup menu, if you press NEXT
(left side of switch) repeatedly you will see the
following list printed. If you keep pressing NEXT (left
side) the list repeats itself.
As you can see from the above printout the setup
menu contains the following items:
• CONFIGURE menu
• CUSTOM menu
• SET CLOCK menu
• RESET SEQ#
The following pages explain these items and how to
customize the printer to your needs.
Configure
The first setup menu item reads
CONFIGURE
[NEXT/OK]
[NEXT/OK] is a visual clue so you know that pressing
the left side of the rocker switch will go to the NEXT
part of the menu and that pressing the right side of
the rocker switch will accept (or say OK to) what this
line of the setup menu says.
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With the printer in the setup menu and with
CONFIGURE [NEXT/OK] as the last item printed,
press OK (right side) to access the CONFIGURE
menu. The following is printed:
Load Defaults
LOAD DEFAULTS gives you the opportunity to reset
the printer to all default settings (shown below).
* The parallel interface
does not have these
selections.
Choose OK to do this or NEXT to go to the next
parameter. The following is printed:
The complete list of
defaults is shown in
the Default Table at
the end of this manual.
Baud Rate
Baud rate is the next parameter you can set in the
CONFIGURE menu. The complete list of parameters
and their possible values is shown below.
The sample list above shows the current baud rate is
1200. To accept this, press OK (right side) or view the
next baud rate value by pressing NEXT (left side).
Press OK when the baud rate you want is displayed.
Choose from these baud rates;
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, or 19200
Data Bits
DATA BITS is the next parameter. Choose the data
bit value the same way baud rate was chosen.
Choices are 7 or 8 data bits.
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Parity
Parity can be selected only if 7 data bits are set.
Choose Odd or Even. If you choose 8 data bits, parity
defaults to None.
Stop Bits
STOP BITS is the next parameter. Choose 1 or 2 stop
bits. 1 stop bit is used for 10 bit words, 2 stop bits are
used for 11 bit words.
Handshake
HANDSHAKE is the next parameter. Choose from
the following settings:
BUSY-LINE
BUSY-BUFFER
XON/XOFF-LINE
XON/XOFF-BUFFER
NONE
Handshake is used for
serial interface only.
Columns
COLUMNS is the next parameter. Select the number
of characters per line (columns) for this parameter.
The choices you have are 24, 32, or 40. Below are
samples of each:
Invert
INVERT is the next parameter. Choose OK if you
want inverted text (upside down) or NEXT if you want
non-inverted text (right side up) in your printouts.
Below is an example of inverted text.
Font
FONT is the next parameter. Choose from a 5 x 5 dot
matrix print pattern or a 5 x 8 dot matrix pattern. The
5 x 5 dot pattern produces only upper case (capital)
letters.
Magnification
The last parameter is MAGNIFICATION. This refers
to the size of printed type from your printer. Your
choices (with examples) are
NONE
DOUBLE WIDE
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DOUBLE HIGH
DOUBLE WIDE/HIGH
After you choose one of the magnifications the printer
will print Ready to show the printer is out of the
configuration menu and the setup menu and is ready
to print.
CUSTOM
The next setup menu item after CONFIGURE is
CUSTOM. With the printer in the setup menu and with
CUSTOM as the last item printed, if you press OK
(right side) the printer will print the following:
If you press OK the printer will print the current
custom setup. A sample is shown below.
This printout shows you how each item is currently
set. Below is an explanation of each item and the
choices you can make for each.
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T/D Format
MM/DD/YY hh:mm ?M
MM/DD/YY hh:mm ?M DOW
MM/DD/YY hh:mm
MM/DD/YY hh:mm DOW
DD-MM-YY hh:mm ?M
DD-MM-YY hh:mm ?M DOW
DD-MM-YY hh:mm
DD-MM-YY hh:mm DOW
DD-MON-YY hh:mm ?M
DD-MON-YY hh:mm ?M DOW
DD-MON-YY hh:mm
DD-MON-YY hh:mm DOW
NONE
This feature is available only on units with
the time/date option
installed.
Time/date option is
Y2K compatible.
Auto T&D
Appears only if the
clock is installed.
Auto Seq#
Zero
Pound Sign
_Underscore
Busy Invert
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TIME/DATE FORMAT is the next parameter. Choose
from the following formats.
MM = month
DD = day
YY = year
hh = hour
mm = minutes
?M = AM or PM
DOW=Day of week
AUTO TIME AND DATE is the next parameter.
Your choices are:
YES - autoprint after CR (carriage return)
NO do not autoprint after CR
Autoprint of the time and date will not occur unless
three seconds has elapsed since the printer has
stopped printing.
AUTO SEQUENCE NUMBER is the next parameter.
Choices:
YES - autoprint sequence number after CR
NO - don’t autoprint sequence number after CR
Autoprint of the sequence number will not occur
unless three seconds has elapsed since the printer
has stopped printing.
ZERO is the next parameter. Choose how you want
the zero character to look in your printouts. Choose
between 0 and Ø.
POUND SIGN is the next parameter. Choose to show
pound as # or as the British sterling pound symbol £.
_UNDERSCORE is the next parameter. Choose
which symbol the same ASCII code will print, an
underscore (_) or a left arrow (Ô).
BUSY INVERT is next. This controls the logic level for
a busy signal for the CTS line.
Choices:
YES - voltage will be in a low state until the
unit is busy then voltage level goes high.
NO voltage will be in a high state until the
unit is busy then voltage level goes low.
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Online/Offline
Ext Ch Set
The choice to use the
extended character set
is available only when
8 data bits are chosen.
Print Ready
ONLINE/OFFLINE is next.
Choices:
YES - enables the rocker switch to turn the
printer offline.
NO - disables the ONLINE/OFFLINE ability.
EXT CH SET is next. This stands for Extended
Character Set.
Choices:
YES - Allows you to use hexidecimal numbers
above 80 (true only for 8 data bits.)
NO - Disables the Extended Character Set
ability.
PRINT READY is next.
Choices:
YES - Prints Ready upon power up.
NO Disables printing Ready
If you choose NO, then you will need
to hold the left side of the rocker
switch down for 4 to 6 seconds to
access the setup menu. Begin timing
when you plug in power to the unit
and the red light comes on. The
paper feed motor does not run upon
power up when Ready is disabled.
SET CLOCK
The next item in the Setup Menu is SET CLOCK
With the printer in the setup menu and with SET
CLOCK as the last item printed, if you press OK (right
side) the printer will print the following:
The printout shows the year currently in memory. The
0 is reversed (white on black) to show the position of
the cursor. This is the number which will be incremented if NEXT (left side) is pressed. If the number is
correct press OK (right side) and the following is
printed:
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This feature is available only on units with
the time/date option
installed.
DOW :
0=Sunday
1=Monday
2=Tuesday
3=Wednesday
4=Thursday
5=Friday
6=Saturday
The cursor now appears over the 2nd position. Press
NEXT (left side) to increment this number if needed
and OK if it is right. Continue this sequence of
accepting or changing the year, month, day, and
DOW (Day Of Week).
When you have completed the SET DATE menu the
following is printed automatically:
Choose NEXT (left side) to increment the number or
OK (right side) to accept the 1. Repeat this same
procedure for hours and minutes as shown below.
RESET SEQ#
When everything is as you want it and you press OK,
START CLOCK is printed. Press OK (right side) to
start the clock. The printer then prints Ready showing
you that it is out of the setup menu and ready to print.
RESET SEQ# is the last setup menu item. This menu
item lets you reset the sequence number. This
number is the number of print transactions since the
last reset. With the printer in the setup menu and
with RESET SEQ# as the last item printed, if you
press OK (right side) the sequence number will be
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reset to zero and the printer will print Ready and
printer is ready to print.
To skip resetting the sequence number to zero, press
NEXT (left side). CONFIGURE is printed. Unplug and
replug in the printer to return to printing mode. Ready
is printed.
Communication
This section shows the cable differences in the
models of the 1220 series printer and the control
codes and communication protocols.
Model 1220
RS-232 Serial Version
Pin No. Signal
DTE Direction Description
1
Chassis ground
-
Cable shield
2
(TD) Transmitted
From printer
Printer data output line
data
3
(RD) Received data
To printer
Printer data input line
7
(SG) Signal
-
Signal ground
11
(CTS) Clear to send
From printer
Signal (equivalent to
The
BUSY) indicating that
rest are
printer is ready for
not used.
operation and can
receive data.
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Model 1220 (2600)
RS-232 Serial Version
Pin No. Signal
DTE Direction Description
1
Chassis ground
_
Cable shield
2
(RD) Received data
To printer
Printer data input line
5
(CTS) Clear to send
From printer
Signal (equivalent to
BUSY) indicating that
printer is ready for
operation and can
receive data.
7
(SG) Signal
The
rest
are not
used.
_
Signal Ground
Serial Interface Voltage Levels
Received data:
Mark = OFF = Logic “1” = -25V to -3V
Space = ON = Logic “0” = +25V to +3V
Clear to send:
Busy = OFF = Logic “1” = -9V
Not Busy = ON = Logic “0” = +9V
Transmitted data:
Mark = OFF = Logic “1” = -9V
Space = ON = Logic “0” = +9V
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Model 1221
Parallel Version
Pin No. Signal
1
Data Strobe
Direction
Description
To printer
Samples input data when held low
for 10 microseconds.
2
Data Bit 1
3
Data Bit 2
4
Data Bit 3
5
Data Bit 4
6
Data Bit 5
7
Data Bit 6
8
Data Bit 7
9
Data Bit 8
10
Acknowledge From printer
Indicates input data.
To printer
High level indicates “1” and
low level “0”.
Indicates character input completion
at low level.
11
BUSY
From printer
Indicates data cannot be received at
high level.
16-29
0 Volts
-
Twisted pair return (For pins 1 to 11)
12
0 Volts
From printer
High = Out of paper.
13
+5v
From printer
High = printer selected.
32
+5v
From printer
Low level = Error condition.
The
rest
are not
used.
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1.
Connectors
On the printer: 36-pin receptacle, equivalent to
57-40360-12-D56 AMP
On the cable: 36-pin plug, equivalent to 57-30360
AMP or plug equivalent to 552274-1 AMP cover
equivalent to 552073-1 AMP
2.
Cable
Use a cable less than 10 feet long. A shielded
cable using twisted pair conductions is desirable.
3.
Connector Locks
After engaging the connectors, fasten them with
locks.
T1
T2
T3
T4
24
= 0 minimum
= 0.5 microseconds minimum
= 1 microsecond minimum
= Approx. 6.8 microseconds
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Model 1222
Serial TTL Version
Pin No.
Type
1
2
3
4
5
BUSY
GROUND
RCV. DATA
XMT DATA
NOT USED
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Model 1223
20 mA Current Loop
Version
Pin No. Signal
Direction
Description
1*
Chassis ground
-
Cable shield
23
(RD) Received data(-)
From printer
Printer data return line
25
(RD) Received data(+)
To printer
Printer data input line
*Optional
The
rest
are not
used.
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Model 1224
RS-485 Serial Version
Pin No. Signal
2
TXD -
6
TXD +
3
RXD -
8
RXD +
DTE Direction
Description
From printer
Printer data output line
To printer
Printer data input line
The
rest
are not
used.
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1.
Connectors
On the printer: 25-hole receptacle, equivalent to
DB-25S
On the cable: 25-pin plug, equivalent to DB-25P
2.
28
Cable
Use cable less than 2500 feet long. A shielded
cable using twisted pair conductors is desirable.
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CONTROL CODES
According to the American Standard Code of Information Interchange (ASCII), there are 32 control codes
in addition to the codes for the printable characters.
(Control codes are sent as data, but the receiving
device interprets them as abbreviated ‘’instructions”,
communication - status messages, etc.)
The printer recognizes these control codes:
Function
Abbreviation
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Back Space
Line Feed
Carriage Return
Double Height
Double Width
Reset Seq. # to 0000
Inhibit Line Space
Dot Graphics
User Character
Set Time & Date
Reserved
Get time and date
Stop Reverse Field
Reverse Field
Escape
24 Column Mode
32 Column Mode
40 Column Mode
NUL
SOH
STX
ETX
EOT
ENQ
ACK
BEL
BS
HT
LF
VT
FF
CR
SO
SI
DLE
DC1
DC2
DC3
DC4
NAK
SYN
ETB
CAN
EM
ESC
FS
GS
RS
US
Hex
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C
0D
0E
0F
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1B
1C
1D
1E
1F
Code
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
30
31
The printer will ignore all other control codes.
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Back Space
Code 8
Line Feed
Code 10
Carriage Return
Code 13
Double Height
Code 14
Upon receipt of this code, the printer erases from its
buffer the previously received character. This is
useful in correcting typing errors for programs that
send data both to a video screen and the hardcopy
printer. Remember that if you type more characters
than the printer can print on a line, the printer will
automatically start printing.
The printer handles this control code in exactly the
same manner as carriage return (control code 13)
except when a line feed immediately follows a
carriage return. The line feed code is ignored if it is
immediately preceded by a carriage return. The
default setting is 7.6 lines per inch.
Whenever a carriage return code is received, the
printer will print out the current contents of its buffer,
then clear the buffer to get ready for additional data.
This control code tells the printer to switch to the
double height character line. The control code can be
sent at any time on a line; it need not be the first code
received by the printer after a carriage return.
You cannot mix normal and double height characters
on the same line. Once you select the double height,
the printer will remain in that mode until it receives a
carriage return or line feed. A line print caused by a
buffer full condition will not clear the double height
command. This means that the “wrap around” print
line will also be double height if the double height
command was sent before the line buffer was filled.
Double Width
Code 15
30
This control code tells the printer to switch to double
width character printing. The control code should be
sent as the first character on a line. If it is received
after half the maximum characters per line were sent
then the printer will ignore all characters on the last
half of the line. You cannot mix normal and double
width characters on the same line. Once you select
the double width, the printer will remain in that mode
until it receives a carriage return or line feed. A line
print caused by a buffer full condition will not clear the
double width command. This means that the “wrap
around” print line will also be double width if the
double width command was sent before the line
buffer was filled.
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Enlarged Printing
Codes 14 and 15
Enlarged printing may be selected by sending both
the double height command (control code 14) and the
double width command (control code 15). The control
codes may be sent in either order, but because of the
double width restrictions, the codes should be sent at
the beginning of a line.
Example of Control Codes 14 and 15:
When the printer receives this control code it will
immediately reset the sequence number to 00000.
Reset Sequence Number
Code 16
Inhibit Line Spacing
Code 17
A standard character line is made up of ten dot lines.
Eight of these dot lines are used for the printable
character and two are used for space between lines.
When using character graphics it is desirable to
eliminate the two blank lines so the graphic characters connect together. Sending a CHR$(17) (control
code 17) anywhere on a line of data will stop the
printer from putting space between that line and the
next. If a CHR$(17) is not on a print line, the normal
space between lines will be printed.
Example:
Run:
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Dot Graphics
Code 18
The mechanism used in the printer prints one line of
dots across at a time. This means that when it prints
one line of characters it has actually printed ten lines
of dots where the first eight lines make up the
character and the last two lines are blank for the
space between character lines. By using the
CHR$(18) control code, you can tell the printer which
dots to print for one whole dot line. Since there are
144 dots per line, you must follow the CHR$(18)
control code with 144 bits of information. For every
place there is a one in the 144 bit pattern you send,
the printer will print a dot. Rather than receive one bit
at a time the printer expects to receive the information
eight bits at a time. This means that after receiving a
CHR$(18) the next eighteen 8 bit characters it
receives will be printed as dots to form one dot line.
To figure out the dot pattern values to send after the
CHR$(18), you will need some grid paper. A large
sheet with 144 grid boxes across would be convenient. If such a large sheet of paper is not available,
you could divide your pattern in half and work with 72
grid boxes across. Divide up your grid paper by
drawing a heavy line down every 8 boxes across.
Now fill in each box of the grid that you want to be
printed. Now do the following procedure to compute
the eighteen values which describe your desired bit
pattern.
Imagine placing the number sequence over each of
the first eight grid boxes.
Now add together all the numbers above the boxes
which are filled in or have a dot as in the example
above. In our example, we would have 2 + 16 + 32
which equals 50. ‘50’ then would be the first entry of a
data statement which would be followed by seventeen
more numbers computed in the exact same manner
as the example. Once you have the eighteen values
in a data statement, you need simply run a program
which prints a CHR$(18) followed by the data value
read from the data statement. Don’t forget to end all
of your print statements with semicolon. This will
prevent carriage returns CHR$(13) from being sent,
which would become part of the eighteen data values
for which the printer is waiting.
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Example 1:
Example 2:
User Programmable
Character
Code 19
By using CHR$(19) you enter the Custom Character
mode. This allows you to design and print your own 6
x 8 character by inputting data. A data statement is
made of numbers that represent a row of dots which
when read all together, will make up your character.
To design your character, follow the example below.
You should notice that each number in the data
statement corresponds to one row in your character.
To design a character, follow these steps:
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1.
Use quad ruled paper to design your character.
2.
Number 8 consecutive rows like this:
1
2
4
8
16
32
64
128
3.
Now design your character in dot form (see the
example below).
4.
Add together all the numbers from the column on
the left, counting only where you have placed a
dot in a row. In our example, the first column has
three dots located in rows 4, 8, and 16. Added
together they equal 28.
5.
Put your final total for each column into a data
statement in column order.
The data statement in your program will read:
DATA 28, 34, 65, 65, 54, 34
The next step is to tell the printer your newly designed
character. To do this you must send a CHR$(19)
followed by the six numbers you computed above.
Following is an example of how this can be done.
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After typing RUN, your custom character will be
stored in the printer’s memory. It will retain this
information until the printer is switched off or until you
write over the data by defining a different character.
To print your newly designed character, simply send
CHR$(126) which corresponds to hexidecimal value
7E.
Set Time and Date
Control Code 20
This control code is used when setting the printer’s
time and date clock. Following is the text string to
send when setting the clock:
Read Time and Date
Control Code 22
This control code is used to read the printer’s time
and date clock. Following is the ASCII string received:
Cancel Reverse Field
Control Code 24
Sending this control code will turn off the reverse field
mode that is selected using control code 25.
Reverse Field Control
Code 25
Send this control code to turn on the reverse field
printing mode. This will print white letters on a dark
background. Do not print more that three reverse field
print lines. Also, do not print more than a few empty
spaces in a reverse field. The printer may become
overloaded and stop printing.
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Selectable Column Width
Codes 29, 30, 31
The printer powers up in the column mode last
selected by configuration. You can change the
column width by sending the appropriate control code
from the list below:
Control code 29 - 24 columns
Control code 30 - 32 columns
Control code 31 - 40 columns
You can send the control code at any point on a line
before the buffer becomes filled. You cannot change
column widths on the same line.
Printable Characters
The Model 122X printer can produce all ASCII
characters from hex 20 through hex 7D (decimal 32
through 125). Here’s what they look like:
Note the last two codes of the usual ASCII character
set are not supported. Instead, if CHR$(126), which
corresponds to hexadecimal 7E, is received by the
122X printer, it will print the character defined in its
RAM (Random Access Memory). The section on
USER Programmable Character describes how this
RAM can be loaded with any 6 x 8 pattern.
The model 122X also has a graphic character set that
resides between hexidecimal values 80 and FF
(decimal 128 and 255). The symbols used are
compatible with Radio Shack® Model 100 portable
computer.
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For special applications please contact our Customer
Service Department for further assistance:
Phone
Fax
Printer Escape Command
Code Definitions
Command
<ESC> 0
<ESC> 1
<ESC> 2
<ESC> 3
<ESC> 4
<ESC> 5
<ESC> 6
<ESC> 9
800-982-6622
707-527-5555
800-847-6743
707-579-0180
Print formatted data
HH:MM
24 hour format
HH:MM_?M 12 hour format with AM or PM
MM/DD/YY month/day/year
DD-MM-YY day-month-year/ numeric
month
DD-MON-YY day-month-year with 3 letter
abbreviation of the month
DOW
day of week abbreviation
currently configured format
XXXX
current sequence number
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Default Table
Below is a table showing the possible values for the
Custom and Configuration menu parameters. The
values shown in bold type are the default settings.
Custom Menu
T/D Format
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 -
None
MM/DD/YY_hh:mm_?M
MM/DD/YY hh:mm ?M DOW
MM/DD/YY hh:mm
MM/DD/YY hh:mm DOW
DD-MM-YY hh:mm ?M
DD-MM-YY hh:mm ?M DOW
DD-MM-YY hh:mm
DD-MM-YY hh:mm DOW
DD-MON-YY hh:mm ?M
DD-MON-YY hh:mm ?M DOW
DD-MON-YY hh:mm
DD-MON-YY hh:mm DOW
Configuration Menu
Baud
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
-
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
Data Bits
1 - 7
2 - 8
Parity
1 - ODD (none if data bits = 8)
2 - EVEN (none if data bits = 8)
Auto T&D
1 - NO (no print after CR)
2 - YES (print after CR)
Stop Bits
1 - 1
2 - 2
Auto SEQ#
1 - NO (no print after CR)
2 - YES (print after CR)
Handshake
Zero
1 - Ø Zero with slash
2 - 0 Zero without slash
1
2
3
4
5
Pound
1 - #
2 - £
Columns
1 - 24
2 - 32
3 - 40
U.S. pound symbol
British pound sterling
symbol
-
None
BUSY-LINE
(serial only)
BUSY-BUFF
(serial only)
XON/XOFF-LINE (serial only)
XON/XOFF-BUFF(serial only)
Underscore
1 - _ Underscore
2 - Å Left arrow
Inver
1 - No (non-inverted printing)
2 - YES (inverted printing)
Busy Invert
1 - Non-inverted busy (CTS)
2 - Inverted busy
Font Type
1 - 5x8 font
2 - 5x5 font
Online/Offline 1 - switch function enabled
2 - switch function disabled
Ext Ch Set
1 - NO (no extended char. set)
2 - YES
Print Ready
1 - Print “Ready” message
2 - Don’t print “Ready” message
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Magnification 1
2
3
4
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No magnification
Double width
Double height
Double width, double height
Notes
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