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QMS 1725 SLS
Print System
User’'s Guide
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QMS, Inc.
Dear Customer,
Although your new QMS printer is the result of the latest and most
advanced engineering techniques in the electronic industry, it isn’t
necessary for you, the user, to understand every detail of the printer’s
design in order to make it do what you bought it for. But there are
some things you’ll need to know about your printer, and we’ve
included guidebooks to help you get started.
We’ve designed your user’s guide to help you find the information you
need as quickly and easily as possible:
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Table of Contents—Use this section as a road map to discover
what’s in the Getting Started guide.
About the Documentation—This section functions as a Welcome Center. It gives you an idea about what’s in your Setup and
User’s Guide as well as in the other documentation that has
accompanied your printer.
About This Manual—This section describes the same information as in the table of contents, but in a descriptive format.
Headers, Footers, and Tab Dividers—Use these as markers to
help you locate the section of the manual you want quickly.
Index—The blue pages at the end of this guide will help you find
the specific information you need.
We hope you enjoy your new QMS printer and find our guides helpful
and informative.
Your QMS Technical Writer
Contents
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Introduction
About the Printer .......................................................................... 1-2
About the Documentation ........................................................... 1-2
Standard Product Documentation 1-3
Related Documentation 1-5
About This Manual ....................................................................... 1-5
Typographic Conventions 1-5
Printer Features ............................................................................ 1-6
Media Flexibility 1-6
Multiple Resolutions 1-6
Five Resident Emulations 1-7
Sessions Support 1-8
Resident Fonts and Symbol Sets 1-8
QMS Crown Technology 1-8
Software Loadable System (SLS) 1-10
Printer Options ...........................................................................1-11
Using the Control Panel ............................................................ 1-13
Control Panel Indicators 1-14
Message Window 1-15
Control Panel Keys 1-16
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Printer Configuration
Introduction .................................................................................. 2-2
Methods of Configuration ........................................................... 2-2
Using an Application 2-2
Using PS Executive Series Utilities 2-3
Using Printer Commands 2-3
Using the Control Panel 2-3
Configuration Menu ..................................................................... 2-4
How to Move Around the Configuration Menu 2-5
Accessing the Configuration Menu 2-5
Selecting Configuration Menu Options 2-6
Changing Character Information 2-8
Saving Configuration Changes 2-10
Canceling Configuration Changes 2-11
Setting the Message Window Language 2-11
Restoring the Factory Default Configuration 2-12
Operator Control Menu ............................................................. 2-12
Copies 2-12
Collation 2-13
Orientation 2-13
Inputbin 2-13
Outputbin 2-14
Chain Inputbins 2-14
Manual Feed Size 2-14
Def. Duplex 2-15
Tumble Duplex 2-15
Administration Menu ................................................................. 2-15
Communications ....................................................................... 2-16
Setting Timeouts 2-16
Setting Serial Interface Parameters 2-17
Setting Parallel Interface Parameters 2-23
Emulation 2-24
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Setting AppleTalk Interface Parameters 2-26
Emulations ..................................................................................2-29
Setting an ESP Default Emulation 2-29
Setting PostScript Parameters 2-29
Setting HP PCL5 Parameters 2-30
Setting HP-GL Parameters 2-36
Setting Lineprinter Parameters 2-39
Special Pages .............................................................................2-42
Working with Status Pages 2-42
Working with Trailer Pages 2-44
Enabling/Disabling Trailer Pages 2-44
Printer Start-Up Options ............................................................2-45
Enabling/Disabling the Start-Up Page 2-45
Enabling/Disabling the SYS\START File 2-46
Loading the PostScript Error Handler 2-46
Memory .......................................................................................2-46
QMS Memory Management 2-47
Memory Terms 2-48
Evaluation of Your Printing Environment 2-50
Duplexing and Memory Requirements 2-51
Memory Clients 2-52
Quick Config 2-52
Configuring Spooling 2-52
PostScript Heap 2-53
PostScript Fonts 2-54
Emulation 2-54
Emulation (Temporary) 2-55
Display List 2-55
Disk Cache 2-56
Frame Buffer 2-57
Printer Memory 2-58
Printer Engine Features .............................................................2-58
Adjusting the Image Alignment 2-58
Setting Default Paper 2-59
Setting Inputbin x Name 2-59
Setting Outputbin x Name 2-60
Setting Default Resolution 2-60
Setting Gamma Correction 2-60
Specifying Page Recovery Action 2-60
Setting Toner Out Action 2-61
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Setting Manual Feed Timeout 2-61
Setting the Letterhead Option 2-61
Reading the Page Counters 2-62
Miscellaneous ............................................................................ 2-62
Restoring the Factory Default Configuration 2-62
Setting the Message Window Language 2-63
Hard Disks .................................................................................. 2-63
Identifying Hard Disks 2-64
The Disk Operations Menu 2-64
Formatting a Hard Disk 2-65
Collation 2-66
Spool Overflow 2-66
Installation .................................................................................. 2-67
Operator Password 2-67
Use Operator Password 2-67
Admin Password 2-67
Use Admin Password 2-68
Using Passwords 2-68
Configuring Optional Features ................................................. 2-68
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Daily Operations
Introduction .................................................................................. 3-2
Preventing Media Jams ............................................................... 3-2
About Paper ................................................................................. 3-3
Paper Sizes 3-3
Paper Storage 3-4
Paper Feeding .............................................................................. 3-5
Cassette Feed 3-5
Manual Feed 3-6
Face-up Output Bin ..................................................................... 3-8
Printing Transparencies ............................................................. 3-8
Printing Labels ............................................................................. 3-9
Printing Envelopes .................................................................... 3-10
Formatting Data for Envelopes 3-10
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Printing a Single Envelope 3-10
The Optional Envelope Feeder 3-11
Tray Chaining .............................................................................3-11
Collating Output .........................................................................3-12
End Job Mode .............................................................................3-14
Common Reasons to Use End Job Mode 3-15
Using the EOD Commands 3-15
Setting the End Job Mode for the Serial and Parallel Protocols 3-16
Setting the End Job Mode via the Control Panel 3-17
Adding an EOD Command to Your File 3-18
Creating a Network Job Separator 3-20
Working with Status Pages .......................................................3-20
Identifying a Status Page Type 3-20
Printing a Status Page 3-21
Cancelling/Ending Print Jobs ...................................................3-21
Cancelling a Print Job 3-22
Ending a Print Job 3-23
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Print Quality
Introduction .................................................................................. 4-2
Changing Print Resolution .......................................................... 4-2
Setting Default Resolution 4-2
Setting Print Density .................................................................... 4-2
Using Gamma Correction ............................................................ 4-3
Terms 4-4
Gamma Correction Concept 4-6
Using the Image Calibration Page .............................................. 4-7
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Printer Care
Introduction .................................................................................. 5-2
When to Replace the Toner Cartridge ........................................ 5-2
Handling the Toner Cartridge 5-3
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Installing the Toner Cartridge .................................................... 5-3
Handling the Printer .................................................................... 5-5
Keeping the Printer Clean ........................................................... 5-6
Cleaning the Anti-Static Teeth 5-6
Cleaning the Transfer-Guide Lock-Tray and Strip 5-8
Cleaning the Media-Feed-Guide Area 5-9
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Troubleshooting Printer
Problems
Introduction .................................................................................. 6-2
Status Messages ......................................................................... 6-2
Service Messages 6-4
HP-GL Error Codes and PCL Error Codes 6-5
PostScript Errors ......................................................................... 6-5
Testing PC Communication ........................................................ 6-6
Creating the Test File 6-6
Sending the Test File 6-7
Verifying the Serial Port Setting Changes 6-11
Testing Macintosh Communication ......................................... 6-12
Printer Problem Checklist ......................................................... 6-12
Media Jams ................................................................................ 6-14
Locations 6-14
Clearing an Input Bin Media Jam 6-15
Clearing an Image-Transfer Area Media Jam 6-17
Clearing a Fuser Assembly Area Media Jam 6-18
Clearing an Output Bin Media Jam 6-20
Clearing a Duplexer Media Jam 6-21
Problem Descriptions ............................................................... 6-22
Paper Jam Message Stays On 6-22
Data Indicator Stays Lit 6-22
No Advanced Status Page 6-23
No Start-up Page 6-23
Printer Resets 6-23
Blank Pages 6-24
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Not All Pages Print 6-24
Printer Will Not Duplex 6-25
Print Quality Problems ..............................................................6-25
Printer Will Not Print 600 dpi 6-26
Image Defects .............................................................................6-26
White or Light Lines 6-26
Light Image (Entire Page) 6-26
Dark Image (Entire Page) 6-27
Stain Along the Edge of the Page 6-27
Stains on the Back of the Page 6-27
Image Easily Smears when Rubbed 6-27
Placing a Service Call ................................................................6-28
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Professional Printing
Introduction .................................................................................. 7-2
About Typefaces and Fonts ........................................................ 7-2
Typeface Classification ............................................................... 7-3
Typography Terms ....................................................................... 7-4
Resident Fonts ............................................................................. 7-7
Resident PostScript Fonts 7-7
Resident HP PCL Fonts 7-9
Resident HP-GL Symbol Sets 7-10
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Printer Options
Introduction .................................................................................. 8-2
Additional Paper Cassettes ......................................................... 8-3
The Envelope Feeder ................................................................... 8-3
Selecting Envelopes 8-3
Installing the Envelope Feeder 8-3
Duplexer Assembly ...................................................................... 8-7
Installing the Duplexer Assembly 8-7
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Font and Emulation Cards ........................................................ 8-11
Installing an Optional Font 8-13
Removing an Optional Font 8-14
Installing Optional Emulation Cards 8-15
Removing a Printer Emulation 8-15
Downloading an Emulation From Disk .................................... 8-17
Security Card ............................................................................. 8-18
Removing and Re-installing the Tray Assembly .................... 8-20
Removing the Tray Assembly 8-20
Re-installing the Tray Assembly 8-24
Memory Modules (SIMMs) ........................................................ 8-26
Installing a SIMM 8-26
Removing a SIMM 8-29
Installing Optional Interfaces ................................................... 8-30
Installing an Optional Interface Card and Daughterboard 8-30
Centronics to Dataproducts Conversion ................................ 8-36
Hard Disks .................................................................................. 8-38
Internal 8-38
External 8-42
Identifying 8-42
Updating System Software ....................................................... 8-43
Procedure 8-43
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QMS Customer Support
Sources of Support .....................................................................A-2
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Technical Specifications
Print Engine Specifications ........................................................B-2
Controller Specifications ............................................................B-3
Electrical Requirements ..............................................................B-4
Environmental Requirements .....................................................B-4
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Physical Characteristics ............................................................. B-4
Print Media ................................................................................... B-5
Print Media Sizes B-5
Envelopes B-6
Optional Hardware ...................................................................... B-6
Paper Handling B-6
Hard Disks B-7
Consumable Supplies ................................................................. B-7
Cable Pinouts .............................................................................. B-8
Centronics Parallel B-8
Serial B-9
IBM PC/XT, PC/AT, and Compatible Computers B-10
LocalTalk (Optional Interface) B-11
Macintosh to Serial B-11
Warranty Considerations ......................................................... B-12
Consumables and Your Warranty B-12
Electrostatic Discharge and Your Warranty B-12
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Document Option
Commands
Introduction ................................................................................. C-2
Supported DOCs ......................................................................... C-2
Header/Trailer Page Commands C-2
HP-GL Emulation Commands C-2
HP PCL 5 Emulation Commands C-3
Lineprinter Emulation Commands C-3
PostScript Emulation Commands C-4
Printer Commands C-4
Updated DOCs ............................................................................. C-4
PCL 5 Emulation Terminology C-4
Updated PCL 5 DOCs C-7
CCITT Commands ..................................................................... C-18
Accessing CCITT Emulation C-18
Command Syntax C-18
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ImageSize C-19
ImagePosition C-19
Rotation C-20
LineEnd C-20
BlockEnd C-20
EBAMode C-21
BitReverse C-21
InvertImage C-21
Compression C-22
DPI C-22
ImageData C-22
PageEnd C-23
JobEnd C-23
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Sessions
Sessions .......................................................................................D-2
What is a Session? D-2
How is a Session Used? D-3
Session Command D-4
Examples D-7
Sessions Document Finishing Terminology D-9
Document Finishing DOC D-10
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Notices
Manual Notice .............................................................................. E-2
Laser Safety ................................................................................. E-2
FCC Compliance .......................................................................... E-2
International Notices ................................................................... E-4
Canadian Users E-4
Vfg 1046/1984 Conformity Statement E-4
Bescheinigung des Herstellers/Importeurs E-4
Declaration of Manufacturer/Importer E-4
Electronics Emissions E-5
Colophon ...................................................................................... E-5
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Configuration Menu
Menu Diagrams ............................................................................F-2
Glossary
Index
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Contents
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Introduction
In This Chapter...
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About the printer
About the documentation
About this manual
Printer features and user benefits
Printer options
Using the printer’s control panel
Printer-host communication
About the
Printer
About the Printer
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System offers the unique QMS Crown
multitasking operating system, superior performance, extensive
connectivity, upgrade options including duplex printing, and flexible
emulation support.
In addition, it prints 17 pages per minute (letter/A4 paper size) and is
a high-quality 300x300 and 600x600 dpi multiple-resolution desktop
printer.
About the Documentation
The documentation provides a window into the many capabilities of
your printer. The more familiar you are with the documentation, the
easier it’ll be for you to get the results you want from your printer.
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About the
Documentation
Several pieces of documentation accompany your printer. If you’ve
ordered printer options, you’ll have even more manuals. But don’t
worry—you don’t have to read them all before you’re able to use your
printer. In fact, some of them you may never have to refer to at all,
depending on the type of documents you print and the environment in
which you print them.
This section will give you an idea of how we’ve organized information
and which documents you’ll probably refer to the most.
Standard Product Documentation
The following documentation is shipped with your printer:
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QMS 1725 SLS Print System Setup Guide
Refer to this guide as you unpack and set up the printer. It contains detailed, illustrated instructions to guide you as you unpack
and set up your printer and connect it to a host computer. It also
covers installing a toner cartridge and filling the paper trays. Each
person who plans on using this printer should review this document.
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You're looking at this manual right now. This manual guides you
through the day-to-day operation of your printer. It includes information on using the printer’s control panel, making configuration
changes, replacing print media, using advanced printing features,
handling and cleaning your printer, improving print quality, and
troubleshooting printer problems. The “About This Manual” section later in this chapter provides more contents of this manual.
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Documentation
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PS Executive Series Utilities
On-line documentation explains how to install and use the PS
Executive Series Utilities that accompanies your printer. Once
you install this software on your host, use its menus to access the
printer’s features, such as printer naming, font and emulation
downloading, and sample files that illustrate some of your
printer’s capabilities. A Windows driver is also included with this
software. (Before installing the utilities, be sure to check for a
README.TXT file in case of last-minute updates.)
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QMS Crown Document Option Commands
Document Option Commands (DOCs) are software codes you
insert in documents to enable printer features that cannot be
accessed by your application or page description language. This
manual lists and explains all of the DOCs. Using QMS DOC, you
can develop one driver to support all languages and emulations
for your printer. Also, you can use host network management
software to create customized network printer queues for all
users connected to the printer. In most cases, only advanced
users and system administrators need this information.
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QMS Crown Network Notes
Refer to this manual for tips on using your QMS 1725 SLS Print
System if you’re connecting to a network. It discusses 3Com
3+Open, Banyan VINES, LAN Manager-based LANs, Novell NetWare, TCP/IP, UNIX, and VMS/DECnet. In most cases, only
advanced network users and system administrators need this
information.
This manual is provided on disk in encapsulated PostScript
(EPS) form. Refer to the README file on the disk for information
on printing a hard copy of the manual.
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About This
Manual
Related Documentation
Don’t forget that your application, host operating system, and network
documentation all contain useful printing information.
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Printer Option Documentation
If you purchased a printer option (for example, a CrownNet interface card for a Ethernet network), you probably received separate documentation for it. See chapter 8, “Printer Options,” for
additional information.
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Further information on QMS printers is available through your
modem or fax machine. See appendix A, “QMS Customer Support,” for details.
About This Manual
This manual is a complete guide to the features, operation, and maintenance of your QMS 1725 SLS printer. Each chapter begins with
highlights of its contents. An extensive index at the end of the manual
further helps to locate specific topics and a glossary defines relevant
terms. The appendixes contain supplementary information such as
cable pinouts, technical specifications, and other printer-related material.
Typographic Conventions
The following typographic conventions are used in this manual:
Mixed-Case
Courier
Text you type, and messages and information displayed
on the screen
Mixed-Case
Italic
Courier
Variable text you type; replace the italicized word(s) with
information specific to your printer or computer
UPPERCASE
COURIER
Information displayed in the printer message window
lowercase bold PostScript operators and DOS commands
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lowercase italic
Variable information in text
UPPERCASE
File and utility names
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Press the Enter key (PC) or Return key (Macintosh)
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Press and hold down the Ctrl key (PC)
Note: Notes contain tips, extra information, or important information that
deserves emphasis or reiteration.
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Caution: Cautions present information that you need to know to avoid
equipment damage, process failure, or extreme annoyance.
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WA RNING! Warnings indicate the possibility of personal injury if a specific
procedure is not performed exactly as described in the manual.
A CHTUNG!
Bitte halten Sie sich exakt an die im Handbuch beschriebene
Vorgehensweise, da sonst Verletzungsgefahr bestehen könnte.
Printer Features
This brief overview will acquaint you with your printer’s major features
and how they can benefit you. Consult the index or the table of contents to locate this information.
Media Flexibility
Your printer supports print media of different sizes— A4, executive,
legal, letter—in portrait and landscape orientations.
User Benefit—You can print on commonly used media sizes.
Multiple Resolutions
The printer supports two print resolutions: 300x300 and 600x600 dpi
(dots per inch).
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Features
User Benefit—Two resolutions allow you to customize the quality of
your output according to its use: 300x300 dpi for most hardcopy
needs, 600x600 dpi for high-resolution output.
Five Resident Emulations
Your printer supports printing in HP PCL5, HP-GL, Lineprinter, CCITT,
and PostScript emulations.
User Benefit—Most applications can print directly to the printer.
HP PCL 5 Emulation
The printer emulates the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet IIISi at both
300x300 dpi (bitmap and scalable fonts) and 600x600 dpi (scalable
fonts only). The available resolution for HP-GL/2 is 300x300 dpi.
HP-GL Emulation
The printer provides HP-GL plotter emulation (7470A, 7475A, 7550A,
and ColorPro) at 300x300 dpi and 600x600 dpi.
Lineprinter Emulation
The Lineprinter emulation prints simple, unformatted text files at
300x300 and 600x600 dpi. Each text line ends with a carriage return.
CCITT
This emulation supports CCITT Group 3 1-D, Group 3 2-D, and
Group 4. Key features specific to this emulation include a stream-oriented data flow system, concise data attribute set, and enhanced performance.
PostScript Level 2 Emulation and Level 1
Compatibility
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System’s Level 2 emulation allows you to
take full advantage of your printer's high print resolution (up to
600x600 dpi). The Level 2 emulation is compatible with Adobe’s PostScript Level 2 language while providing additional capabilities. QMS
Level 2 emulation supports extensive graphics capabilities to control
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the appearance of text, geometric shapes and images, and improves
memory and resource management. Full support for PostScript Level
1 files is also included.
Sessions Support
Since your printer supports sessions, it’s possible for you to combine
multiple documents into a single print job with global features that
override the individual document’s page description—even when the
individual documents are composed from different applications using
different printer description languages. Sessions allow you to print
multiple chapters as a book, a series of reports as a batch process, or
“wild card” file selections on UNIX or VMS computer systems. More
information about sessions and session commands are in appendix
D, “Sessions.”
Resident Fonts and Symbol Sets
Your printer comes with 12 PostScript typeface families containing 39
licensed fonts, and it provides TrueType font support (in PostScript
emulation only). All resident PostScript typeface families have multilingual character sets. The printer also has 7 resident bitmap HP PCL
fonts in 25 symbol sets each, 12 resident scalable HP PCL fonts in 35
symbol sets each, 1 resident scalable HP PCL font in 5 symbol sets,
and 40 resident HP-GL symbol sets.
User Benefit—With so many resident fonts and symbol sets, there is
less need for time-consuming downloading.
QMS Crown Technology
The QMS Crown multitasking operating system provides fast processing speeds, networking capability, and higher printer performance while maintaining outstanding print quality.
Compile-Ahead Technology and True Multitasking
Compile-ahead technology keeps all of your printer’s resources busy
to improve throughput. While the engine is printing a page,
compile-ahead technology uses available printer memory to prepare
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Features
the subsequent pages of the document (or the next job). With pages
ready in memory, the engine continues printing as it deposits printed
pages in the output tray. (In other words, compiling, rasterizing, and
printing all work independently but simultaneously.)
User Benefit—Because print job processing time is significantly
reduced, you spend less time waiting for your documents to print.
Simultaneous Interface Operation (SIO)
Other printers may have multiple interface ports, but your QMS 1725
SLS Print System is unique because SIO allows all of its interface
ports—AppleTalk, parallel, serial, and an optional interface—to be
active at the same time.
The multiple interfaces let you connect to any AppleTalk network or
directly to an IBM or compatible PC. The printer also works in many
minicomputer and mainframe computer environments.
User Benefit—You can have more than one computer printing to the
printer. Each interface has an input buffer (which may be expanded
with additional memory) that receives data while another interface is
being used to print.
Emulation Sensing Processor (ESP) Technology
Most printers can recognize only their native command language.
However, using a form of artificial intelligence, ESP technology analyzes incoming file data from any of the printer’s interfaces, selects
the appropriate emulation from those installed on the printer, and processes the print job.
User Benefit—When your printer is in ESP mode, you can easily
print PostScript, HP PCL 5, HP-GL, CCITT, and Lineprinter documents without changing printer switch settings or sending software
commands to accommodate different printer languages.
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Context Switching
After its initial use, the state of an emulation and downloaded data
(such as fonts, macros, and overlays) is preserved for as long as the
printer power is on.
User Benefit—Repetitive downloading of emulations, fonts, macros,
and overlays is unnecessary, saving you time.
Compressed Data Formats
Crown printers convert data received from the input buffers into
intermediate, compressed blocks until the data is needed for printing.
These compressed blocks of data are designed to be processed
rapidly by the printer, and many more can be stored in memory at one
time than can traditional bitmapped images.
User Benefit—This increases the speed of printer features such as
collation and automatic jam recovery.
Automatic Jam Recovery
With most printers, if a media jam occurs, you must remove the
jammed media and then reprint the job. On a QMS Crown printer, if
the Page Recovery menu option is set to ON and a media jam occurs,
once you remove the jammed media, the printer reprints the jammed
page and then continues with the print job. This is possible because
compressed data formats allow more pages to be stored in memory.
The printer remembers the last page printed, pulls the necessary
information from memory, and automatically reprints any lost pages.
User Benefit—You save time and print media because it’s unnecessary to resend a print job after clearing a media jam.
Software Loadable System (SLS)
Your printer has a software loadable system, which allows you to
replace or upgrade its system software from a host computer.
User Benefit—Future enhancements to the system software can be
easily installed as they become available from QMS.
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Printer Options
Printer Options
The following options are available for your QMS 1725 SLS Print System. Contact your QMS vendor for purchase information.
Media Handling Accessories
The optional media handling accessories include legal- and A4-size
media cassettes, a large-capacity sheet feeder (1500 sheets), and a
duplexing unit. You can also print directly on business or personalsized envelopes with an optional envelope feeder or by using the
manual feed.
User Benefit—Your printer handles a variety of sizes and types of
common print media.
Upgradable RAM (Random Access Memory)
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System comes with 13 MB of RAM. However, you can upgrade this RAM to 32 MB through the installation of
SIMMs (single in-line memory modules). Additional RAM allows you
to print at higher resolutions on certain media sizes, download and
cache fonts, and send large data-intensive files to the printer without
tying up the host for long periods.
User Benefit—Your printer’s memory can be upgraded as your
needs grow.
Fonts
Contact your QMS vendor for a complete list of available fonts.
User Benefit—Optional fonts increase the printer’s functionality and
allow you to create more distinctive documents.
Emulations
Your printer provides support for optional emulations, such as LN03
and QUIC II.
User Benefit—Extra emulations allow you to print documents created in printer languages other than those resident on the printer.
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Printer Options
ImageServer
The optional ImageServer kit acts as an interface between document
imaging applications and the printer. To purchase the ImageServer
kit, contact your QMS vendor.
User Benefit—With this option installed, you can load TIFF, CALS
and CCITT emulations. ImageServer enables your printer to print at
or near the rated engine speed when working with complex, rasterized images.
Network Interfaces
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System can use optional interfaces such as
IBM 3270, IBM 5250A, or one of the CrownNet NICs (network interface cards) running multiple protocols. Contact your QMS vendor for
a list of available protocols.
User Benefit—Optional interfaces provide flexibility and fast data
transfer in complex network environments.
Hard Disk Expandability
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System provides support for a larger internal hard disk and optional external SCSI hard disks.
User Benefit—Hard disks provide true virtual memory as well as
storage for character bitmaps, downloaded outline fonts, and other
files.
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Using the
Control Panel
Using the Control Panel
The control panel, located on the front of the printer, allows you to
direct the printer’s operation. In addition, it displays the current status
of the printer, including any condition that needs your attention.
The control panel consists of the following parts:
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Sixteen indicators provide printer status information and identify
the current media source.
A message window displays status and configuration information.
Nine keys allow you to control the printer.
Message Window
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Using the
Control Panel
Control Panel Indicators
Indicators on the control panel display printer status information, current media source, and paper jam locations.
Flashes when the printer is warming up. It remains on
when the printer is ready to receive a print job and while it
is processing or printing a job (unless an error is
encountered).
Lights when the printer requires operator intervention.
This indicator is usually accompanied by a status
message in the message window.
Lights when the printer is receiving data from one or more
of the simultaneous interfaces.
Lights when the printer’s hard disk is being accessed.
Lights when the printer is on line and ready to accept and
process new print jobs. Press it once to take the printer off
line (the indicator is not lighted) and make the printer
ready for configuration.
Lights when the print resolution is set to 600 dots per inch.
Lights when the duplex option is installed and duplex
printing is chosen.
Lights when manual feed is chosen as the inputbin.
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Control Panel
This light will flash to indicate the printer is terminating the
current print job.
Envelope feeder (optional)
select indicator
Jam indicators
(4). Light in area of
Upper paper cassette select
suspected jam
indicator
location.
Lower paper cassette select
indicator
Message Window
The control panel message window provides status and configuration
information. Status messages are listed in chapter 6, “Troubleshooting Printer Problems.”
Setting the Message Window Language
Status messages and configuration menus can be displayed in the
message window in English, French, German, or Spanish. If you
need to change the message window language, use the Keypad Language option in the Administration/Miscellaneous menu. If you’re not
familiar with using the configuration menu, refer to chapter 2, “Printer
Configuration,” for complete information.
Menu
Administration/Miscellaneous/Keypad Language
Choices
English, French, German, Spanish
Default
English
Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Keypad
Language menu to take effect. You can either let the printer
restart automatically after you save the change and exit from
the configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the next time you manually turn on the printer.
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Using the
Control Panel
Control Panel Keys
Press the Online/Offline key once to take the printer off
line (the indicator goes out). You must take the printer off
line before using all other keys except the Cancel key.
When the printer goes off line, the communication ports
are closed, so no new data is accepted. The printer
continues printing until it has finished all jobs in process.
Although jobs continue to compile and print using the data
already received, a job may be interrupted, causing it to
wait for more incoming data before printing resumes.
When the printer is off line, press the Online/Offline key
once to place it back on line and ready to accept new print
jobs (the indicator goes back on). If a remote console has
the printer off line, pressing the Online/Offline key will not
take effect until the console puts the printer back on line.
Press the Cancel key to cancel all print jobs currently
printing, interpreting, or spooling; or to send an end-of-job
indicator to print jobs waiting for incoming data. The
printer then resumes printing other print jobs in the queue.
If you press the Cancel key by mistake, or if you decide
not to cancel a print job after pressing this key, press the
Menu key to “cancel” the Cancel key’s function.
Press the 600 DPI key to choose between printing at 300
dots per inch or 600 dots per inch. The indicator is on
when the resolution is set to 600 dots per inch.
Press the Duplex key to choose duplex printing. The
indicator is on when the printer is set for duplex printing.
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Using the
Control Panel
Press the Tray Select key to choose the cassette (input
bin) from which the printer should draw media.
Press the Next key to advance through the list of
selections or options for the current menu. When
changing character information, use this key to advance to
the next choice for the current input character.
Press the Previous key to return to the previous selection
or option for the current menu. When changing character
information, use this key to return to the previous choice
for the current input character.
Press the Menu key to access the configuration menu
after the printer goes off line. When you’re changing
printer configuration, press this key to cancel a change
(before pressing the Select key), to return to a previous
menu, or to return to a previous character when entering
character information.
Press the Select key to access a menu or to choose a
displayed menu option.
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Printer
Configuration
In This Chapter . . .
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Methods of configuration
Configuration menu
Operator control menu
Administration menu
Installation menu
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter begins by listing and describing the different ways you
can configure your printer to meet your special printing needs.
The next section describes how to use the printer control panel to
access the configuration menu and how to make configuration
changes.
The rest of the chapter provides basic printer configuration information about some of the configuration menu options. Menu features are
grouped according to task. Each feature is introduced, then a table
describes the feature’s location in the configuration menu, the available choices for that feature, and the factory default (the value set at
the factory).
Methods of Configuration
You have different methods of configuring your printer to meet your
printing needs:
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Through an application
Through PS Executive Series Utilities
Through printer commands
Through the printer control panel
Using an Application
Using your application is the best way to control your printer since
most printing is done on a per-job basis. This helps prevent confusion
in network environments and saves you from making changes at the
printer control panel. Your application documentation explains how to
control your printer settings: probably by choosing options from a
printing menu.
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Methods of
Configuration
Applications use printer drivers to send appropriate commands to the
printer for requested tasks. If your application doesn’t have a QMS
1725 Print System driver, you can select a comparable PostScript
driver, such as another QMS driver or a LaserWriter driver. However,
comparable drivers may not allow you to access all of your printer's
features, such as 600x600 dpi printing, duplexing, or collating.
Using PS Executive Series Utilities
You can also use the PS Executive Series Utilities (shipped with your
printer) to control the printer from your host. See the README file on
the utilities disk for information on installing the utilities, and see the
utilities on-line help for details on using the software.
Using Printer Commands
Printer commands (such as PostScript operators, QMS Document
Option Commands [DOCs], and HP PCL and HP-GL commands) can
enable job-specific features your application or page description language can’t access. See the QMS Crown Document Option Commands manual, for information on these commands. See appendix C,
“Document Option Commands,” of this manual for a list of DOCs this
printer supports.
Using the Control Panel
Your printer is configured at the factory for most typical printing environments, so most users don’t have to use the control panel often.
However, if you do need to change a printer setting for all print jobs
(not just on a per-job basis), you can do so through the control panel.
If you’re working in a shared printing environment, your system
administrator should be the only person to make changes through the
printer’s control panel.
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Configuration
Menu
Configuration Menu
The printer’s configuration menu allows you change the default
printer configuration settings. Any changes made to the configuration
will reside as new default settings and affect all subsequent print jobs.
The options in the configuration menu are organized under three
main menus:
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Operator Control Menu
Use this menu to select document processing options such as
copy count, choosing input and output paper bins, chaining input
bins, and duplexing (if a duplexing unit is installed). Document
processing selections are usually specified within individual jobs
since each job has its own requirements. However, if there’s no
way of specifying these selections within an application, use the
control panel to change selections, send the job, and then
change the defaults back.
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Note: Defining document processing selections for a particular job
through the control panel is not recommended in a shared environment.
When many systems are using the same printer, there’s no way of
making sure that no other jobs are sent to the printer while the
defaults are changed.
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Administration Menu
Use this menu to maintain printer-host communication information, and for selecting and configuring printer emulations, configuring special pages, printing engine calibration, and configuring
hard disks.
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Note: For information on printer-host communication using an optional
interface, refer to the QMS CrownNet Interface System
Adm inistrator’s Guide (available through QMS).
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Installation Menu
Use this menu to establish passwords for the Operator Control
and Administration menus. This menu displays only when an
optional security card is installed. See chapter 8, “Printer
Options,” for details on using a security card.
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Menu
How to Move Around the Configuration Menu
Use the control panel keys to move around the printer menu. The top
line of the message window always displays the name of the current
menu, and the bottom line displays the name of an option within that
menu. The control panel keys are as follows:
Press the Online/Offline key once to take the printer off
line (the indicator goes out). You must take the printer off
line before using all other keys except the Cancel key.
Press the Online/Offline key once to exit the configuration
menu and put the printer back on line, ready to accept
new print jobs (the indicator goes back on).
Press the Menu key to access the configuration menu
after the printer goes off line. When you’re changing
printer configuration, press this key to cancel a change
(before pressing the Select key), to return to a previous
menu, or to return to a previous character when entering
character information.
Press the Next key to advance through the list of
selections or options for the current menu. When
changing character information, use this key to advance to
the next choice for the current input character.
Press the Previous key to return to the previous selection
or option for the current menu. When changing character
information, use this key to return to the previous choice
for the current input character.
Press the Select key to access a menu or to choose a
displayed menu option.
Accessing the Configuration Menu
To access the configuration menu, make sure the printer is idle (IDLE
displays in the message window), then press the Online/Offline key to
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Menu
take the printer off line (the Online/Offline indicator is not lighted), and
finally press the Menu key.
Example
The following table shows how to use control panel keys to access
the printer configuration menu. Press the control panel keys in the
order shown. The printer responds by displaying a status message or
configuration menu in the message window.
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Note: You may need to press the Next key more than one time to advance
through the list of options.
Press this to...
key
The message
window reads...
Online/
Offline
Turn off the Online/Offline indicator and
ready the printer for configuration.
IDLE
Menu
Access the configuration menu.
CONFIGURATION
OPERATOR CONTROL
The printer must be off line and idle before you can access the configuration menu.
Selecting Configuration Menu Options
Once you access the configuration menu, you use the control panel
keys to move through the menu. Use the following keys:
Press this key
to...
Next
Advance to the next option or submenu within a menu.
Previous
Return to the previous option or submenu within a menu.
Select
Select an option or enter a submenu.
Example
To change the default printer emulation from ESP to PostScript, press
the control panel keys in the order shown in the following table.
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Menu
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Note: You may need to press the Next key more than once to advance
through the list of selections or options.
Press this to...
key
The message
window reads...
Online/
Offline
Turn off the Online/Offline indicator and
ready the printer for configuration.
IDLE
Menu
Access the configuration menu.
CONFIGURATION
OPERATOR CONTROL
Next
Advance to the Operator Control/
Administration menu.
CONFIGURATION
ADMINISTRATION
Select
Access the Administration menu
ADMINISTRATION
COMMUNICATIONS
Select
Access the Communications menu.
COMMUNICATIONS
TIMEOUTS
Next
Advance to the Communications/Parallel
menu.
COMMUNICATIONS
PARALLEL
Select
Access the Parallel menu.
PARALLEL
MODE
Next
Advance to the Parallel/Emulation menu. PARALLEL
EMULATION
Select
Access the Emulation menu.
EMULATION
ESP
Previous
Advance to the Emulation/PostScript
menu.
EMULATION
POSTSCRIPT
Select
Select PostScript as the default
emulation.
POSTSCRIPT
IS SELECTED
After 3 seconds you are returned to the
Parallel/Emulation menu.
PARALLEL
EMULATION
Online/
Exit from the menu (Online/Offline) or
Offline or return to the previous menu (Menu). You
Menu
are prompted to save your change(s).
SAVE CHANGES?
NO
Next
Advance to the Save Changes?/Yes
option.
SAVE CHANGES?
YES
Select
Select Yes. The printer finishes printing
any print jobs in process, saves your
change, and returns to idle.
IDLE
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Configuration
Menu
Changing Character Information
Sometimes, rather than selecting an option, you need to enter character information. A character is any letter, digit, or symbol. A field is a
group of characters that have meaning. Use the printer control panel
to enter character information in the message window during printer
configuration. The maximum length of the message window is 16
characters.
Entering character information through the control panel is similar to
setting the time and date on a digital watch. You enter one character
at a time. The current input character flashes. Use the following keys
to change the current input character:
Press this key
to...
Next
Advance to the next choice for the current input character.
Previous
Return to the previous choice for the current input
character.
Once you have changed the current input character, use the following
keys to move the cursor to another input character:
Press this key
to...
Select
Advance the cursor to the next character.
Menu
Return the cursor to the previous character.
To exit from the character selection process, move the cursor to the
last character of the input field (the character farthest to the right) and
press the Select key, or move to the first character of the input field
(the character farthest to the left) and press the Menu key.
When you exit, the printer verifies character information and confirms
it in the message window. If character information is valid, you’re
returned to the previous menu; if it’s invalid, you’re returned to the
input field. Press the Menu key to cancel any changes to the character information.
If the current character information is longer than the value that you
need to enter, replace each extra character with a space. The printer
interprets a space at the end of character information as a blank.
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Menu
Example
To change the HP-GL emulation scaling percent, press the control
panel keys in the order shown in the following table. The printer
responds by displaying a status message or configuration menu in
the message window. An underline indicates the current input character in the message window.
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Note: You may need to press the Next key more than one time to advance
through the list of selections or options.
Press this to...
key
The message
window reads...
Online/
Offline
Turn off the Online/Offline indicator and
readies the printer for configuration.
IDLE
Menu
Access the configuration menu.
CONFIGURATION
OPERATOR CONTROL
Next
Advance to the Administration menu.
CONFIGURATION
ADMINISTRATION
Select
Access the Administration menu
ADMINISTRATION
COMMUNICATIONS
Next
Advance to the Communications/
Emulation menu.
COMMUNICATIONS
EMULATIONS
Select
Access the Emulations menu.
EMULATIONS
ESP DEFAULT EMUL
Next
Advance to the Emulations/HP-GL menu. EMULATIONS
HP-GL
Select
Access the HP-GL menu.
HP-GL
PLOTTER
Next
Advance to the HP-GL/Scaling Percent
menu.
HP-GL
SCALING PERCENT
Select
Access the Scaling Percent menu.
SCALING PERCENT
100
Previous
Lower the current character to 0.
SCALING PERCENT
000
Select
Select 0 and move the current character
to the next 0.
SCALING PERCENT
000
Next
(5 times)
Advance the current character to 5.
SCALING PERCENT
050
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Configuration
Menu
Select
Select 5 and move the current character
to the last 0.
SCALING PERCENT
050
Select
Select 50 as the default scaling percent.
50
IS SELECTED
After 3 seconds you are returned to the
HP-GL/Scaling Percent menu.
HP-GL
SCALING PERCENT
Online/
Exit from the menu (Online/Offline) or
Offline or return to the previous menu (Menu). You
Menu
are prompted to save your change(s).
SAVE CHANGES?
NO
Next
Advance to the Save Changes?/Yes
option.
SAVE CHANGES?
YES
Select
Select Yes. The printer finishes printing
any print jobs in process, saves your
change, and returns to idle.
IDLE
Saving Configuration Changes
Before the printer can accept print jobs with configuration changes,
the changes must be saved.
Example
To save your configuration changes, press the control panel keys in
the order shown in the following table. The printer responds by displaying a status message in the message window.
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Press this
key
to...
The message
window reads...
Online/
Offline or
Menu
Exit from the menu (Online/Offline) or
SAVE CHANGES?
return to the previous menu (Menu). You NO
are prompted to save your change(s).
Next
Advance to the Save Changes?/Yes
option.
SAVE CHANGES?
YES
Select
Select Yes. The printer finishes printing
any print jobs in process, saves your
change, and returns to idle.
IDLE
Online/
Offline
Turn on the Online/Offline indicator and IDLE
ready the printer to accept and print jobs.
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Menu
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Note: The printer may need to be restarted before certain changes to the
Administration menu take effect. Some changes restart the printer auto-
REBOOT NOW? in the control
YES to restart the
printer and have the change(s) take effect immediately, or select NO to wait
matically while others display the message
panel message window. If this message appears, select
until you manually restart the printer for changes to take effect.
Canceling Configuration Changes
If you change a configuration option and then decide to cancel that
change, you can do so when exiting the configuration menu.
Example
To cancel your configuration changes, press the control panel keys in
the order shown in the following table. The printer responds by displaying a status message in the message window.
Press this to...
key
The message
window reads...
Online/
Exit from the menu (Online/Offline) or
SAVE CHANGES?
Offline or return to the previous menu (Menu) and be NO
Menu
prompted to save your change.
Select
Select No. The printer finishes printing any IDLE
print jobs in process, does not save your
changes, and returns to idle.
Online/
Offline
Turn on the Online/Offline indicator and
ready the printer to accept print jobs.
IDLE
Setting the Message Window Language
Status messages and configuration menus can be displayed in the
message window in English, French, German, or Spanish. If you
need to change the message window language, use the Keypad
Language option in the Administration/Miscellaneous menu.
Menu
Administration/Miscellaneous/Keypad Language
Choices
English, French, German, Spanish
Default
English
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Operator Control
Menu
Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Keypad
Language menu to take effect. You can either let the printer
restart automatically after you save the change and exit from
the Configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the next time you manually turn on the printer.
Restoring the Factory Default Configuration
If you need to cancel all of the configuration changes you have made,
you can reset all of the configuration settings to their factory defaults.
Menu
Administration/Miscellaneous/Restore Defaults
Choices
Yes, No
Default
No
Notes
This process takes several minutes to complete.
Operator Control Menu
The Operator Control menu consists of the following submenus:
Copies
Collation
Orientation
Inputbin
Outputbin
Chain Inputbins
Manual Feed Size Def. Duplex
Tumble Duplex
Copies
While it is usually preferable to select in your application the number
of copies you want to print, you can change the default number of
copies for all print jobs through the printer control panel.
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Menu
Operator Control/Copies
Choices
001-999
Default
001
Notes
Sets the default number of copies for all subsequent print jobs.
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Collation
Use this option to arrange multiple copies of a document in sequential
order.
Menu
Operator Control/Collation
Choices
On, Off
Default
On
Notes
For additional information on collation, refer to Collating Output
in chapter 3, “Daily Operations.”
Orientation
Specifies whether text and graphics are placed on the page in a portrait or landscape orientation.
Menu
Operator Control/Orientation
Choices
Landscape, Portrait
Default
Portrait
Inputbin
Allows you to select the default cassette (input bin) from which media
is drawn into the printer.
Menu
Operator Control/Inputbin
Choices
Upper, Lower
Default
Upper
Notes
The current default input bin is indicated by the appropriate
LED on the print control panel.
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Operator Control
Menu
Outputbin
Use this option to indicate the default output bin (tray). You can
choose to have paper exit the printer at either the upper bin or the
face-up bin.
Menu
Operator Control/Outputbin
Choices
Upper, face-up
Default
Upper
Chain Inputbins
Allows you to “chain” input bins (cassettes) so that when the first input
bin empties, the printer will automatically draw media from the second
input bin with the same size and type of media.
Menu
Operator Control/Chain Inputbins
Choices
On—Switch to the next input bin with the same size and type
of media when the default input bin is empty.
Off—Don’t switch input bins; use only the default input bin.
Default
On
Notes
Use the Operator Control/Inputbin menu to set the default
input bin. Make sure the two bins use the same size media.
Manual Feed Size
Use this option to select the size of the print medium to be fed manually.
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Menu
Operator Control/Manual Feed Size
Choices
Letter, Legal, A4, Executive, Com9, Com10, DL, Monarch, and
Envelope (see notes)
Default
Letter
Notes
The Envelope setting should be used if your envelope size
doesn’t match any of the other listed envelopes sizes.
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Def. Duplex
The Def[ault] Duplex option allows you to print on the front and back
of each page.
Menu
Operator Control/Def. Duplex
Choices
On, Off
Default
Off
Notes
This is an optional feature and supported only if the duplexing
unit and enough memory are installed. See “Quick Config” in
the Memory submenu later in this chapter.
Tumble Duplex
Prints jobs so they can be bound at the top edge (flip-chart style).
Menu
Operator Control/Tumble Duplex
Choices
On, Off
Default
Off
Notes
The Operator Control/Def. Duplex option must also be turned
on. This is an optional feature and supported only if the
duplexing unit is installed.
Administration Menu
The Administration menu consists of the following submenus:
Communications Emulations
Special Pages
Startup Options
Memory
Engine
Miscellaneous
Disk Operations
Printer Configuration
(Optional)
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Communications
Communications
This menu contains several options that allow you to configure the
printer's communication parameters to match the host and application
parameters.
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Note: This section contains information on Timeouts, Serial, Parallel and
Emulation menus. For information on printer-host communication using the
Ethernet interface or any options located under the Network 1 submenu
(the Network 1 menu appears only when an optional interface has been
installed), refer to chapter 2, “Printer Configuration,” of the QMS
CrownNet Interface System Adm inistrator’s Guide.
Setting Timeouts
The Timeouts options limit the amount of time the printer waits on
transmission from the host for various types of data.
Setting a PostScript Emulation Timeout
The PostScript emulation timeout is the maximum number of seconds
the PostScript emulation waits for incoming data.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Timeouts/PS Wait Timeout
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00030 (30 sec.)
Notes
A value of 000 is the same as infinity (no timeout).
The job is closed and the next job in the queue begins if all of
the following occur:
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No additional data is received during the specified
period of time.
The interface didn’t time out.
An EOD (end-of-document commands) was not seen.
When a print job is sent from a Macintosh, the PS Wait timeout
is automatically changed to 00300 (5 min.).
Large print jobs, such as those generated by graphics or
computer-aided design applications, require timeouts of 00300
(5 min.).
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Setting an Emulation Timeout
The emulation timeout is the maximum number of seconds emulations other than PostScript (such as HP-GL, HP PCL5, and Lineprinter) wait for incoming data.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Timeouts/Emul Timeout
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00005 (5 sec.)
Notes
A value of 000 is the same as infinity (no timeout).
Setting a Print Job Timeout
The print job timeout is the maximum number of seconds the printer
processes a print job before it ends the job.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Timeouts/Job Timeout
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00000 (infinity, no timeout)
Notes
A value of 000 is the same as infinity (no timeout).
Setting an ESP Timeout
The ESP timeout is the maximum number of seconds the printer
waits to match an emulation before printing the job in the default emulation.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Timeouts/ESP Timeout
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00003 (3 sec.)
Notes
A value of 000 is the same as infinity (no timeout).
Setting Serial Interface Parameters
Use the Administration/Communications/Serial menu to set the serial
interface communication values used for printer-host communication.
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Communications
Mode
Enables or disables the serial port.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Mode
Choices
Interactive—Establish two-way communication between the
host and the printer.
Noninteractive—Establish one-way communication from the
host to the printer.
Disabled—Turn off serial communication with the host. The
printer stops accepting print jobs over the serial interface.
Default
Interactive
Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Mode menu to
take effect. You can either let the printer restart automatically
after you save the change and exit the Configuration menu, or
you can wait for the change to take effect the next time you
manually turn on the printer.
Emulation
Sets the serial interface emulation.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Emulation
Choices
ESP, Hexdump, PostScript, PCL5, HPGL, CCITT, Lineprinter
Other optional emulations also appear, if installed.
Default
ESP
Minimum Number of Kilobytes for Spooling
Sets the minimum number of kilobytes of system memory allocated to
the serial interface.
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Administration/Communications/Serial/Min K Spool
Choices
00000-99999
Default
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Notes
This value must be less than K Mem For Spool.
A 00000 value does not turn off the spooling buffer for the
serial interface. If the value is set to 00000, the printer
calculates the Min K Spool automatically at initialization.
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Min K Spool
menu to take effect. You can either let the printer restart
automatically after you save the change and exit the
Configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the next time you manually turn on the printer.
Spooling Timeout
Sets the number of seconds the interface waits for data from the host
before terminating a spooled print job.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Spool Timeout
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00030
End Job Mode
Enables (and identifies an end-of-job sequence) or disables data
stream sensing for the end-of-document (EOD) command.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/End Job Mode
Choices
None—The printer recognizes only the PostScript ^D
command.
QMS EOD—The printer recognizes only the QMS
%%EndOfDocument command.
HP EOD—The printer recognizes only the HP
<ESC>%12345X command.
Default
None
Notes
See chapter 5, “Additional Technical Information,” for details on
how to implement this feature on your QMS 1725 SLS Print
System.
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Default Job Priority
Allows you to specify which jobs are printed first, according to the
interface through which they are received, when jobs are received
simultaneously. For example, you can give jobs received via the serial
interface priority over jobs received via the parallel and AppleTalk
interfaces.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Def Job Prio
Choices
001-100 (highest-lowest priority)
Default
001 (highest priority)
Baud Rate
Sets the rate data is transmitted (bits per second) over the serial
interface.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Baud Rate
Choices
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
Default
9600
Notes
Baud rates of 19200 and 38400 require hardware flow control
(Administration/Communications/Serial/Hdwe Flow Ctl menu).
Parity
Sets the check bit used to identify data transmission errors.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Parity
Choices
None, Odd, Even
Default
None
Notes
The printer’s parity setting must match that of the host or
application.
Use the Administration/Communications/Serial/Ignore Parity
menu to specify how the printer handles parity errors.
Ignore Parity
Specifies how the printer should handle parity errors.
Menu
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Choices
Off—Ignore parity errors. The printer prints its best
interpretation of the character(s) affected by the error.
On—Don’t ignore parity errors. The printer replaces the
character(s) affected by the error with a question mark.
Default
Off
Receive Software Flow Control
Sets the software communication protocol used by the printer to control communication from the host computer.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Rcv Sw Flow Ctl
Choices
ETX/ACK, Robust XON/XOFF, None, XON/XOFF
Default
None
Transmit Software Flow Control
Sets the software communication protocol used by the host computer
to control communication with the printer.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Xmit Sw Flow Ctl
Choices
ETX/ACK, None, XON/XOFF
Default
None
Data Bits
Sets the number of data bits transmitted per character.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Data Bits
Choices
7 Bits, 8 Bits
Default
8 Bits
Stop Bits
Sets the number of stop bits transmitted per character.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Stop Bits
Choices
1 Bit, 2 Bits
Default
1 Bit
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Hardware Flow Control
Controls the flow of data between the printer and the host.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Serial/Hdwe Flow Ctl
Choices
DSR POL
DSR
DTR POL
DTR
RTS
CTS
Normal, reverse
Off, on
Normal, reverse
Off, on
Off, on
Off, on
Defaults
DSR POL
DSR
DTR POL
DTR
RTS
CTS
Normal
Off
Normal
On
Off
Off
Notes
If the host uses hardware flow control, set this option to match
the type used by the host.
However, to download printer system software to flash ROM
via the serial port, RTS and CTS must be set to On, and the
cable pinouts must be connected as shown in appendix B,
“Technical Specifications.”
PS Protocol
Sets the binary communications protocol (BCP) for communicating
over a serial interface to a PostScript printer.
Menu
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Choices
Normal—Enable standard, ASCII hex protocol. Data is sent
and received in ASCII format. This mode is recommended if
you do not print binary data. It was designed for data in the
printable ASCII range. Print jobs can alter the PS protocol
value through PostScript operators.
Normal Fixed—Enable standard, ASCII hex protocol. Print
jobs cannot alter this value through PostScript operators.
Binary—Enable Quoted binary communications protocol. Print
jobs can alter this value through PostScript operators. Data in
the printable ASCII range also prints.
Binary Fixed—Enable Quoted binary communications
protocol. Print jobs cannot alter this value through PostScript
operators. Data in the printable ASCII range also prints.
Default
Normal
Notes
See chapter 5, “Additional Technical Information,” for a full
discussion of PS Protocol.
Setting Parallel Interface Parameters
Use the Administration/Communications/Parallel menu to set the parallel interface values used for printer-host communications.
Mode
The parallel interface supports Centronics parallel communication as
well as IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel communication.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/Mode
Choices
Enabled—Establish one-way communication from the host to
the printer.
Disabled—Turn off parallel communication with the host. The
printer stops accepting print jobs over the parallel interface.
Default
Enabled
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Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the menu to take
effect. You can either let the printer restart automatically after
you save the change and exit from the Configuration menu, or
you can wait for the change to take effect the next time you
manually turn on the printer.
Emulation
Sets the parallel interface emulation.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/Emulation
Choices
ESP, Hexdump, PostScript, PCL5, HPGL,CCITT, Lineprinter
Other optional emulations also appear, if installed.
Default
ESP
Minimum Number of Kilobytes for Spooling
Sets the minimum number of kilobytes of system memory allocated to
the parallel interface.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/Min K Spool
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00015
Notes
This value must be less than K Mem For Spool.
A 00000 value does not turn off the spooling buffer for the
parallel interface. If the value is set to 00000, the printer
calculates the Min K Spool automatically at initialization.
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Min K Spool
menu to take effect. You can either let the printer restart
automatically after you save the change and exit the
configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the next time you manually turn on the printer.
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Spooling Timeout
Sets the number of seconds the interface waits for data from the host
before terminating a spooled print job.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/Spool Timeout
Choices
00000-99999
Default
00030
Data Bits
Sets the number of data bits transmitted per character.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/Data Bits
Choices
7 Bits, 8 Bits
Default
8 Bits
End Job Mode
Enables (and identifies an end-of-job sequence) or disables data
stream sensing for the end-of-document (EOD) command.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/End Job Mode
Choices
None—The printer recognizes only the PostScript ^D
command.
QMS EOD—The printer recognizes only the QMS
%%EndOfDocument command.
HP EOD—The printer recognizes only the HP
<ESC>%12345X command.
Default
None
Notes
See chapter 5, “Additional Technical Information,” for details on
how to implement this feature on your QMS 1725 SLS Print
System.
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Communications
Default Job Priority
Allows you to specify which jobs are printed first, according to the
interface through which they are received, when jobs are received
simultaneously.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/Def Job Prio
Choices
001-100 (highest-lowest priority)
Default
001 (highest priority)
Notes
For example, you can give jobs received via the parallel
interface priority over jobs received via the serial and
AppleTalk interfaces.
PS Protocol
Sets the binary communications protocol (BCP) for communicating
over a parallel interface to a PostScript printer.
Menu
Administration/Communications/Parallel/PS Protocol
Choices
Normal—Enable standard, ASCII hex protocol. Data is sent
and received in ASCII format. This mode is recommended if
you do not print binary data. It was designed for data in the
printable ASCII range. Print jobs can alter the PS protocol
value through PostScript operators.
Normal Fixed—Enable standard, ASCII hex protocol. Print
jobs cannot alter this value through PostScript operators.
Binary—Enable Quoted binary communications protocol. Print
jobs can alter this value through PostScript operators. Data in
the printable ASCII range also prints.
Binary Fixed—Enable Quoted binary communications
protocol. Print jobs can not alter this value through PostScript
operators. Data in the printable ASCII range also prints.
Default
Normal
Setting AppleTalk Interface Parameters
Use the A dmi nistration/Communications/A ppleTalk menu to set the
A ppleTalk interface v alues used for printer-host communication.
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Mode
E nables or disables the communication interface.
Menu
Administration/Communications/AppleTalk/Mode
Choices
Enabled—Establish one-way LocalTalk communication (from
the host to the printer).
Disabled—Turn off the LocalTalk interface (the printer stops
accepting LocalTalk interface print jobs).
Default
Enabled
Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Mode menu to
take effect. You can either let the printer restart automatically
after you save the change and exit the Configuration menu, or
you can wait for the change to take effect the next time you
manually turn on the printer.
Connection
Allows you to enable or disable print spooling.
Menu
Administration/Communications/AppleTalk/Connection
Choices
Conventional—Allow one LocalTalk connection and accept
only one print job at a time. If two users send print jobs to the
printer, the workstation belonging to the first user is
unavailable until the first job has been printed, and the
workstation belonging to the second user is unavailable until
both jobs have been printed.
Spool—Allow multiple LocalTalk connections and accept
(spools) more than one print job at a time. Workstations are
available while jobs are printing.
Default
Conventional
Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Connection
menu to take effect. You can either let the printer restart
automatically after you save the change and exit the
Configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the next time you manually turn on the printer.
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Minimum Number of Kilobytes for Spooling
S ets the mi nimum number of kiloby tes of sy stem memory allocated to
the LocalTalk i nterface.
Menu
Choices
Default
Notes
Administration/Communications/AppleTalk/Min K Spool
00000-99999
00015
This v alue must be less than the K Mem for Spool value.
A 00000 value does not turn off the spooling buffer for the
parallel interface. If the value is set to 00000, the printer
calculates the Min K Spool automatically at initialization.
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Min K Spool
menu to take effect. You can either let the printer restart
automatically after you save the change and exit from the
Configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the nex t time y ou manually turn on the printer.
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Emulations
Use the Administration/Emulations menu to set the parameters for
the available printer emulations. Optional printing emulations appear
only if installed.
»
Note: To choose an emulation or ESP for a particular interface, use the
appropriate interface menu in the Administration/Communications menu.
Setting an ESP Default Emulation
The emulation sensing processor (ESP) feature of the QMS 1725
SLS Print System analyzes incoming print jobs and identifies which
emulation the printer will use. The ESP Default Emul sets the ESP
default emulation used when ESP is unable to identify the language
of a print job. This allows the system administrator to select alternate
default emulations.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/ESP Default Emul
Choices
HPGL, Lineprinter, PostScript, PCL5, CCITT
Default
PCL5
Notes
You must turn the printer off and back on again for the change
to take effect. For more information on ESP, see chapter 5,
“Additional Technical Information.”
Setting PostScript Parameters
This menu allows you to select a PostScript emulation level. This is
useful if you have files prepared in an application which is not fully
compatible with Adobe’s PostScript Level 2 page description language.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PostScript/Emulation Level
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Choices
Level 2—For PostScript Level 2 files and most Level 1 files.
Level 1 B/W—For files that contain only black-and-white
PostScript Level 1 operators. This mode does not support the
PostScript color operators; the use of color operators could
cause the print job to fail.
Level 1 Color—For files that contain color PostScript Level 1
operators. This mode accepts color PostScript Level 1
operators and translates these commands to the appropriate
grayscale. This is the recommended setting for Level 1
compatibility since it contains all of the commands in Level 1 B/
W and the color commands.
Default
Level 2
Setting HP PCL 5 Parameters
For details on the HP PCL 5 language, refer to the HP PCL 5 Printer
Language Technical Reference Manual ( available from HewlettPackard Co.; order part number 5961-0509) HP PCL5C Technical
Support Notes, available free through the QMS Bulletin Board, QFAX, and CompuServe, also has information on HP PCL5C. (See
appendix A, “QMS Customer Support,” to find out how to access the
bulletin board, Q-FAX, and CompuServe.) In addition, appendix C of
this guide has information on the PCL 5 Document Option Commands.
Default Font
Sets the default font for this emulation.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Default Font
Choices
Courier12, Courier12Bold, Courier12Italic, Courier10,
Courier10Bold, Courier10Italic, Lineprinter, Times*,
Times*Italic, Times*Bold, Times*BldItalic, Univ*, Univ*Italic,
Univ*Bold, Univ*BldItalic, UnivCond*, UnivCond*Italic,
UnivCond*Bold, UnivCond*BldItlc, Select by Index
Default
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Notes
* represents a scalable font (default point size [12 points] is
used to scale the font and produce the characters in the
selected size).
If you use Select by Index to select a font by its font index, the
printer uses the Administration/Emulations/PCL5/Default Font
Idx value to choose the default font.
Symbol Set
Sets the character set used by the HP PCL5 emulation.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Symbol Set
Choices
Roman-8, PC-850, PC8-US, PC8-DN, ECMA-94, Legal,
HPGerman, HPSpanish, ISO-2, ISO-4, ISO-6, ISO-10, ISO11, ISO-14, ISO-15, ISO-16, ISO-17, ISO-21, ISO-25, ISO-57,
ISO-60, ISO-61, ISO-69, ISO-84, ISO-85, Desktop, PS Math,
Math 8, Microsoft-Pub, Pi-Font, PS-Text, Ventura-Intl,
Ventura-Math, Ventura-US, Windows, PS-Zapf-Dingbats,
Ventura-Dingbats, Zapf-Dingbats100, Zapf-Dingbats200,
Zapf-Dingbats300
Default
Roman-8
Notes
Not all symbol sets are available with certain resident fonts.
The Desktop, PS Math, Math 8, Microsoft-Pub, Pi-Font, PSText, Ventura-Intl, Ventura-Math, Ventura-US, and Windows
symbol sets cannot be used with the resident bitmap fonts
Courier 10, Courier 10 Italic, Courier 10 Bold, Courier 12,
Courier 12 Italic, Courier 12 Bold, and LinePrinter.
The five dingbat symbol sets (PS-ZapfDingbats, VenturaDingbats, Zapf-Dingbats100, Zapf-Dingbats200, and ZapfDingbats300) can be used with all fonts.
If a mismatch between a symbol set and font occurs, the
standard PCL font selection mechanism is used to locate a
font that matches the selected symbol set. With the standard
set of fonts distributed for your printer, this matches the
Times* font, but other user-installed fonts could change this
result. See Hewlett-Packard’s PCL 5 Printer Language
Technical Reference Manual (HP part number 5961-0509) for
more information on selecting PCL 5 fonts.
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Lines/Inch
Sets the number of lines printed per inch.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Lines Per Inch
Choices
1-48
Default
6
Line Termination
Adds an indicator which controls the way the printer interprets CR
(carriage return) and LF (line feed) characters.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Line Termination
Choices
CR=CR, LF=LF
CR=CR+LF, LF=LF
CR=CR, LF=CR+LF
CR or LF=CR+LF
Default
CR=CR, LF=LF
Point Size x100
Identifies the point size for scalable fonts in 0.25 point increments.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Point Size x100
Choices
00025-99975 (0.25-999.75 points)
Default
01200 (12 points)
Notes
If the font is not scalable or if a bitmap font is specified, this
setting is ignored.
Retain Temporary Fonts and Macros
Allows you to choose whether to retain temporary HP PCL5 fonts and
macros at the end of each print job.
Menu
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Off—Reset PCL to its default state at the end of each PCL
print job, execute an implicit <ESC>E at the start and end of
the job, and delete any temporary fonts, macros, and patterns.
On—Reset PCL to its default state at the end of each PCL
print job. Temporary fonts, macros, and patterns from previous
PCL print jobs are retained in memory after the print job has
completed. You can recall these downloaded fonts, macros,
and patterns from within your PCL file without having to
download them again.
On Compatibility—Retain the entire state of PCL as well as the
temporary macros, fonts, and patterns from previous PCL jobs
unless you do one of the following:
n
n
n
n
Default
Change any PCL front panel option
Send any PCL-specific DOC—except the
emulation DOC
Send any other DOC, such as number of
copies, duplex, orientation, or inputbin
Send a PCL job from a different communications port—for example, if the PCL print environment is set for PCL jobs to print from the
parallel port, and a PCL job is sent from the
serial port. If any one of these occurs, the
PCL state is reset to the new default, and the
previous state is lost.
Off
Scalable Fonts
Specifies whether to enable or disable the printing of HP PCL5 scalable fonts by an application.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HP PCL 5/Scalable Fonts
Choices
Enable—Allow selection of scalable fonts. When you print
PCL4 documents, PCL5 may substitute scalable fonts that
could cause your PCL 4 documents to print incorrectly.
Disable—Print using bitmap fonts only.
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Default
Enable
Notes
This feature may be useful when printing PCL4 documents
which may inadvertently select unwanted scalable fonts.
Default Font Index
Sets the default font index when Select by Index is chosen in the
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Default Font menu. If a font by the
same index number exists, it is selected as the default font. This font
must be a cartridge or downloaded soft font.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Default Font Idx
Choices
00000-32767
Default
Depends on cartridge or downloaded font(s)
Monochrome HP-GL/2
Allows your printer to emulate a monochrome or color plotter.
Menu
Choices
Default
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Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Monochrome GL/2
Off—Emulate a color plotter (8 pens). Since a monochrome
print system has only 2 pen colors (black and white), grayscale
patterns are substituted for other colors.
On—Emulate a monochrome plotter (2 pens).
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When set to off, this option maps pen colors as follows:
Pen 0=White, Pen 1=Black, Pen 2=Red, Pen 3=Green, Pen
4=Yellow, Pen 5=Blue, Pen 6=Magenta, Pen 7=Cyan.
When set to on, this option tells the printer to map each pen to
its assigned color, then convert the color to a grayscale using
the National Television System Committee (NTSC) color
standard for luminosity coefficients (Additive System):
Y = 0.30R + 0.59G + 0.11B
Example of how to use the color standard formula:
White
Y = [1*0.30) + (1*0.59) + (1*0.11)]—100% gray
Black
Y = [0*0.30) + (0*0.59) + (0*0.11)]—0% gray
Red
Y = [1*0.30) + (0*0.59) + (0*0.11)]—30% gray
Green Y = [0*0.30) + (1*0.59) + (0*0.11)]—59% gray
Yellow Y = [1*0.30) + (1*0.59) + (0*0.11)]—89% gray
Blue
Y = [0*0.30) + (0*0.59) + (1*0.11)]—11% gray
Magenta Y = [1*0.30) + (0*0.59) + (1*0.11)]—41% gray
Cyan
Y = [0*0.30) + (1*0.59) + (1*0.11)]—70% gray
Download Location
Controls the default storage location of PCL objects (fonts, macros,
and patterns) when it is not otherwise specified through Document
Option Commands.
Menu
Choices
Administration/Emulations/PCL 5/Downld Location
Disk—All downloaded PCL objects are stored in the default
disk resource, if present.
Memory—All downloaded PCL objects are stored in temporary
storage in RAM.
Default
Disk
Notes
Document Option Commands specifying resources override
this option on a per-job basis.
If this option is set to Disk and no hard disk is installed,
memory is used as the default storage location.
If the printer has both a hard disk and a large amount of
memory, setting this option to Memory enhances printer
performance.
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Setting HP-GL Parameters
Fifteen configuration choices are available.
Plotter
Identifies the HP-GL plotter type.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Plotter
Choices
7550A, 7475A, 7470A, Colorpro
Default
7550A
Scaling Percent
Identifies the percentage to reduce or enlarge an image.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Scaling Percent
Choices
001-150 (1-150%)
Default
100 (100%)
Notes
To scale plots, select the paper size originally used for the plot
in the Paper Type menu, and then enter the reduction or
enlargement needed to fit the plot on the new page in the
Scaling Percent menu. If necessary, enter new x,y
coordinates in the Origin menu to reposition the plot on the
page.
Origin
Sets the image offset from the plotter’s origin in 0.01" increments.
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Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Origin/X Direction
Choices
00000-08500 (0"-8.5")
Default
00000
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Origin/Y Direction
Choices
00000-11000 (0"-11.0")
Default
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Reverse Image
Determines whether an image is printed in reverse.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Reverse Image
Choices
On—Print a white image on a black background.
Off—Print a black image on a white background.
Default
Off
Enhanced Mode
Increases the resolution of a downloaded character.
Menu
Choices
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Enhanced Mode
On—Uses an increased resolution for the grid
Off—Uses standard resolution for the grid
Default
Off
Notes
The HP-GL user-defined character (UC) command
downloads and draws characters with an encoding scheme
that uses pen control movements and coordinate sequences.
The characters are drawn on a grid that is superimposed on
the character plot cell.
Expand Mode
Defines a larger imageable area for the selected media type. This
increased imageable area affects the default placement of the scaling
points P1 and P2.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Expand Mode
Choices
On—Expands the imageable area.
Off—Doesn’t expand the imageable area.
Default
Off
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Notes
Setting this option to On partially determines the range of
plotter units for a selected media type. When the plotter
senses the media type, it automatically sets the hard clip
limits to 0.591"/15 mm on three sides and to 1.537"/39 mm on
the fourth side. However, if Expand Mode is set to On, then
the limits are set to 0.197"/5 mm on three sides and 1.143"/29
mm on the fourth side.
The HP-GL emulation senses the media size when the Paper
Type is set to Scale to Paper or when it is set to a particular
media size through the control panel or through a QMS
Document Option Command.
Paper Type
Identifies the original image’s paper size.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Paper Type
Choices
Scale to Paper, A (letter/8.5"x11.0"), A4 (210x297 mm), B
(11.0"x17.0"), A3 (297x420 mm)
Default
A
Pen 1 - Pen 8
Sets the width and color for the eight plotter pens. A width and a color
option are available for each pen.
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Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Pen x/Width
Choices
00-60 (0.1-6.0 mm)
Default
Pen 1—7 (0.7 mm)
Pen 2—3 (0.3 mm)
Pen 3—3 (0.3 mm)
Pen 4—3 (0.3 mm)
Pen 5—3 (0.3 mm)
Pen 6—3 (0.3 mm)
Pen 7—3 (0.3 mm)
Pen 8—3 (0.3 mm)
Notes
A pen width of 00 defaults the to the pixel setting of 0.1 mm.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/HPGL/Pen x/Color
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Choices
Black, Violet, Brown, Gray - 25%, Gray - 50%,
Gray - 75%, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Cyan,
Magenta
Default
Pen 1—Black (100% black)
Pen 2—Black (100% black)
Pen 3—Red (70% black)
Pen 4—Green (41% black)
Pen 5—Blue (89% black)
Pen 6—Violet (59% black)
Pen 7—Orange (25.8% black)
Pen 8—Brown (50% black)
Notes
Cyan=30% black, magenta=59% black, and yellow=11%
black.
Setting Lineprinter Parameters
Twelve configuration options are available.
Font
Sets the printer fonts for the current print job.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Font
Choices
All printer-resident PostScript fonts.
Default
Courier
Notes
Any PostScript fonts available on the printer can be used. To
see a list of available PostScript fonts, print an advanced
status page through the printer configuration menu
(Administration/Special Pages/Status Page Type) or through
the PS Executive Series Utilities.
Point Sz 100ths
Sets point size (in .01 point increments) of the font for the current print
job.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Point Sz 100ths
Choices
00400-25600 (4-256 points)
Default
00880 (8.8 points)
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Emulations
Character Map
Specifies the type of character map to be used.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Character Map
Choices
ASCII, EBCDIC
Default
ASCII
Line Numbering
Specifies if a five-digit number is to be prefixed to the beginning of
each line.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Line Numbering
Choices
On—Number all lines.
Off—Don’t number lines.
Default
Off
Tab Stops
Specifies the number of spaces between tab stops.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Tab Stops
Choices
0-256
Default
8
Line Feed is Carriage Return-Line Feed
Specifies whether each line feed (LF) in the print job is translated to a
carriage return/line feed (CRLF) combination.
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Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/LF is CRLF
Choices
On—Translate all line feeds to carriage return/line feed
combinations.
Off—Use lines feeds only as line feeds.
Default
On
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Carriage Return is Carriage Return-Line Feed
Specifies whether each carriage return (CR) in the print job is translated to a carriage return/line feed (CRLF) combination.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/CR is CRLF
Choices
On—Translate all carriage returns to line feeds.
Off—Use carriage returns only as carriage returns.
Default
Off
Form Feed is Carriage Return-Form Feed
Specifies whether each form feed (FF) in the print job is translated to
a carriage return/form feed (CRFF) combination.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/FF is CRFF
Choices
On—Translate all form feeds to carriage return/form feed
combinations.
Off—Use form feeds only as form feeds.
Default
On
Orientation
Specifies whether text and graphics are placed on the page in a portrait or landscape orientation.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Orientation
Choices
Landscape, Portrait
Default
Portrait
Autowrap
Specifies whether long lines are to be wrapped to the next line
instead of being truncated.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/CRISCRLF
Choices
On—Wrap long lines.
Off—Truncate long lines.
Default
Off
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Special Pages
Lines Per Page
Specifies the number of lines printed on a page before an automatic
page eject.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Lines per Page
Choices
001-128
Default
066
Notes
Interline spacing is set to the selected point size. Logical pages
consisting of more lines than specified are split into multiple
pages.
Margins
Defines the left, right, top, and bottom margins in 1/100" increments.
Menu
Administration/Emulations/Lineprinter/Margins
Choices
Bottom0-1700 (0"-17.00")
Left0-1700 (0"-17.00")
Right0-1700 (0"-17.00")
Top0-1700 (0"-17.00")
Default
Bottom 0
Left 0
Right 0
Top 0
Special Pages
Use the Administration/Special Pages menu to print special pages,
such as status pages, header pages, and trailer pages. See the QMS
Crown Document Option Commands manual for detailed information
on the contents of these special pages.
Working with Status Pages
Printing a status page is a two-step procedure: Identify the type of
status page you want to print, and then print it.
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Special Pages
Identifying a Status Page Type
Two types of status pages are available.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Status Page Type
Choices
Standard—Lists printer identification information, current
memory configuration, timeouts, communication settings, input
buffer sizes, and available fonts.
Advanced—Contains the same information as the standard
status page as well as configuration menu settings, fonts, and
downloaded emulations.
Default
Standard
Printing a Status Page
Prints a status page.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Print Status
Choices
Yes, No
Default
No
Notes
The type of status page printed is determined by the selection
made in the Status Page Type menu.
Calibration Page
Prints a calibration page.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Calibration Page
Choices
Yes—Prints calibration page.
No—Calibration page will not be printed.
Default
No
Notes
See the Administration/Engine/Image Alignment menu for
calibration instructions.
Working with Header Pages
A header page is a separator page that prints before a print job to
help users sort their jobs. The information on the header page can be
customized. See the QMS Crown Document Option Commands manual for more information.
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Special Pages
Enabling/Disabling Header Pages
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Header Page
Choices
On—Print a header page before each job.
Off—Don’t print a header page before each job.
Default
Off
Identifying a Header Page Input Source
You can select the input bin (tray or cassette) from which the printer
pulls media when printing the header page.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Header Inputbin
Choices
Upper—Pull header page media from the upper input bin.
Lower—Pull header page media from the lower input bin.
Default
Upper
Notes
If you used the Administration/Engine/Inputbin x Name options
to change the names of the input bins, these names replace
Upper and Lower in the message window.
Working with Trailer Pages
A trailer page is a separator page that prints after a print job to help
users sort out their jobs and, if requested, identify print job errors.
Enabling/Disabling Trailer Pages
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Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Trailer Page
Choices
Off—Don’t print a trailer/error page for each print job.
On—Print a trailer/error page for each print job.
On Error—If any print job errors exist, print a trailer page that
lists the errors as well as other trailer page information.
Errors Only—If any print job errors exist, print a trailer page
that lists the errors but omits other trailer page information.
Default
Off
Notes
See the QMS Crown Document Option Commands manual for
more information.
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Options
Identifying a Trailer Page Input Source
You can select the input bin (tray or cassette) from which the printer
pulls media when printing the trailer page.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Trailer Inputbin
Choices
Upper—Pull trailer page media from the upper input bin.
Lower—Pull trailer page media from the lower input bin.
Default
Upper
Notes
If you used the Administration/Engine/Inputbin x Name options
to change the names of the inputbins, these names replace
Upper and Lower in the message window.
Printer Start-Up Options
The Administration/Startup Options menu allows you to configure
your printer to run certain options automatically when you turn it on.
Enabling/Disabling the Start-Up Page
By default, the printer prints a start-up page when you turn it on. The
start-up page lists basic information about the printer, such as its
name, the PostScript emulation level and version, and various printer
settings. However, you can turn the start-up page off to conserve
paper and toner.
Menu
Administration/Startup Options/Do Start Page
Choices
Yes—Print a start-up page each time the printer is turned on.
No—Don’t print a start-up page each time the printer is turned
on.
Default
Yes
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Enabling/Disabling the SYS\START File
If you have a hard disk and Do Sys Start is enabled, when the printer
is turned on, the controller checks the hard disk for a PostScript file
named SYS\START and executes this file.
Menu
Administration/Startup Options/Do Sys Start
Choices
Yes—Check the hard disk for and execute the SYS\START
file when the printer is turned on.
No—Don’t check the hard disk for a SYS\START file.
Default
No
Notes
This file does not print. Information on creating a SYS\START
file is available via Q-FAX (see appendix A, “QMS Customer
Support,” for information on using Q-FAX).
Loading the PostScript Error Handler
Error Handler is a diagnostic tool that identifies PostScript errors
encountered during a print job.
Menu
Administration/Startup Options/Do Error Handler
Choices
Yes—Load the Error Handler.
No—Don’t load the Error Handler.
Default
No
Notes
Refer to the PostScript Language Reference Manual (Adobe
Systems Incorporated, Reading, PA: Addison-Wesley, 1990,
ISBN 0-201-18127-4) for more information on PostScript
errors.
Memory
Memory allows your printer to store and retrieve information that’s
required to perform many of its tasks. The memory requirements of
each printer are dictated by the applications to be run. Each printer
comes standard with a certain amount of memory, but you may add
more memory as necessary.
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Memory
The memory is divided among users (or “clients”), each of which allocated a specific amount (or “block”) of memory. Each memory client is
dedicated to a specific printing and application purpose. Your QMS
1725 SLS Print System allows you to distribute its memory among the
various memory clients where it can best serve your specific printing
needs. The following sections provide information on memory management so you can get the most from your printer.
Generally, there are two main reasons for wanting to reconfigure your
printer’s memory:
n
n
To achieve maximum performance
To enable additional features
The ability to configure your printer’s memory doesn’t necessarily
mean that you must change your current configuration. If you’re presently using all the features you need and the printer is performing efficiently, you shouldn’t feel compelled to reconfigure your printer's
memory. Just remember that if your printing needs change, not only
do you have the ability to increase the amount of printer memory, but
you also can redistribute it where you feel it would best meet your
printing requirements.
QMS Memory Management
Managing the memory on your printer is much the same as managing
your personal income. In money management, you have a certain
amount of income and many ways of spending that income. You
decide where that money goes according to what’s important to you.
There’s no single correct way to manage money, but there is one best
way for you according to your financial obligations.
The same is true for managing the memory on your printer. There’s
no single correct way for everyone to allocate available printer memory. There may be, however, a best way to configure your printer's
memory for maximum efficiency in your specific printing environment.
For example, if you use a large number of PostScript fonts of various
point sizes, you may want to increase the amount of memory allocated to the area specified for PostScript fonts. Or you may want to
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Memory
increase memory to the area that minimizes slowdowns when collating large print jobs.
Memory configuration affects these things as well as the number of
jobs that can be accepted by the printer, the number of options available simultaneously, the number of downloadable fonts and emulations that can be stored, and overall printer performance.
Memory Terms
Before you can configure your printer's memory efficiently, you must
first understand the different types of memory and how they work
together. Your QMS 1725 SLS Print System documentation uses the
following memory terms:
Hard Disk
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System comes standard with an internal
hard disk and has the option of upgrading to a larger internal hard
disk (up to 512 MB) and adding up to six external drives. See also
SCSI.
Memory
Memory allows your printer to store and retrieve information. It’s the
space within your printer where information is stored while being
actively worked on.
Memory Client
A memory client is a function that has a dedicated block of memory.
Each memory client controls certain features. When insufficient memory is allocated to a specific client, the features it controls may not be
accessible.
Excess Memory Client
The memory remaining after providing all the other memory clients
with their specified amounts of memory is automatically added to the
excess memory client. The frame buffer is the excess memory client
for the QMS 1725 SLS Print System.
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Storage
Storage is a device which information can be kept. There are three
main types of storage—ROM, RAM, and hard disks.
ROM (Read Only Memory)
ROM contains data and/or machine-executable instructions that can
be read but not modified. On your QMS 1725 SLS Print System, the
operating system code, resident fonts, and resident emulations are
stored in ROM. This information is not lost when the printer’s power is
turned off.
RAM (Random Access Memory)
RAM is the memory your printer uses to perform each task. It can be
written to and read from. Once a task is complete, the memory is free
again to be used for another file. This memory is volatile, so if your
printer loses power while a file is being sent, the file must be resent.
The number and type of features you can run on your printer simultaneously depend on the amount of RAM you have and how that RAM
is distributed. Your printer comes with 13MB of RAM, but it is upgradable to 32 MB by adding Single In-line Memory Modules (SIMMs).
RAM Disk
Also called a virtual disk, the RAM disk is an area of RAM that is used
to simulate an additional hard disk. Data can be written and read
more quickly than on a hard disk, but a RAM disk loses any information stored on it when the printer’s power is turned off. The spooling
buffer is a RAM disk client.
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
The printer’s SCSI port (located on the interface panel on the back of
the printer) allows you to connect optional SCSI hard disks that provide storage for fonts, emulations, and other files. Hard disks are also
used to increase collation capacity and provide a secondary storage
area for spooled data, while providing virtual memory capabilities.
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Physical Memory
Physical memory refers to the amount of RAM installed in the printer.
Spool
Spooling is temporary storage to hold print jobs until the printer is
available to process them.
Evaluation of Your Printing Environment
The first step in allocating your printer’s memory is to define your
printing needs. Each of your printer’s features requires a minimum
amount of memory. If you use a feature, you must allocate enough
memory to the client that controls it. On the other hand, if there are
features you don’t use, you can take the memory in the clients that
control the unused features and assign it to other clients that need
additional memory.
Evaluation Questions
To get a better idea of what your printing requirements and your
printer’s capabilities are, answer the following questions:
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1
How much RAM does your printer have (standard and additional
memory)?
2
Do you have the option of installing additional memory if it’s
needed?
3
Does your printer have any external hard disks connected? If so,
how many and what size?
4
Which resident emulations will you be running?
5
Will you be loading any non-resident emulations? If so, how many
and which ones?
6
How many printer ports will be connected?
7
Do you have an optional interface connected?
8
How many people will be using this printer simultaneously?
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How many downloadable fonts will you be using? What sizes?
From which emulation?
10 Will you use many different sizes of fonts/typefaces?
11 How large are the files you typically print? How large is the largest file you’ll be printing?
12 Are most of your files text, or are any graphics intensive?
13 Will you want to download fonts, forms, or operators to memory?
14 Will you be collating documents? If so, how large and complex
will these documents be?
15 What media sizes will you be using?
16 Will you be printing at 300x300 dpi or 600x600 dpi?
After you have answered all of these questions, read the following
sections to find out which memory clients control features you plan to
use and which memory clients control features you don’t need.
Duplexing and Memory Requirements
Additional memory is required for duplexing at 600 dpi resolution on
legal-size media. The following chart represents the minimum amount
of memory needed to print various paper sizes at 300 or 600 dpi resolution. In most cases, the minimum amount of memory does not
allow the printer to run at rated speed. The amounts shown assume
the Page Recovery function (Administration/Engine/Page Recovery)
is turned on.
300 dpi
600 dpi
Paper Size
Simplex
Duplex
Simplex
Duplex
Letter
8MB
8MB
8MB
12MB
Legal
8MB
8MB
12MB
16MB
A4
8MB
8MB
8MB
12MB
Executive
8MB
8MB
8MB
12MB
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Memory
Memory Clients
This submenu allows you to allocate the printer’s memory (RAM)
among the various memory clients. The flexibility of defining memory
available to clients allows experienced users to optimize the printer's
performance according to a given set of conditions.
O
Caution: Misallocated memory may hinder the performance level of the
printer.
Quick Config
In addition to the ability to set each client’s memory allocation through
the Memory submenu, your QMS 1725 SLS Print System also has a
Quick Config option to aid you in setting your printer for your specific
environment. The Quick Config option is intended to allow you to
specify the following items:
n
n
n
Resolution (300 or 600 dpi)
Printing mode (simplex or duplex)
Page size (letter/executive, A4, or legal)
The Quick Config menu uses these items to allocate the printer’s
memory. The printer does not allow items to be selected that do not
work with the amount of RAM currently installed in the printer.
If you are uncertain about how to configure your printer’s memory,
use only the Quick Config option in this submenu.
Configuring Spooling
The K Mem for Spool, listed on the status page as Host Input, is the
total number of kilobytes of RAM allocated to all spooling buffers. This
memory client stores incoming data from the various interfaces until it
is processed and printed.
Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem for Spool
Status Page Host Input
Alias
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Choices
00112-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
This value must be greater than the sum of the Min K Spool for
all installed and enabled interfaces.
If you change the K Mem for Spool value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the configuration menu.
When the sum of the Min K Spool for all interfaces is less than K Mem
for Spool, memory is allocated as follows:
1
Interfaces with Min K Spool (in the Administration/Communications menu) value greater than zero to receive their specified allocation.
2
Half of the remaining memory is equally distributed among any
interfaces with a Min K Spool value of zero.
3
The other half of the remaining memory is called float memory.
This memory is divided among all ports with a Min K Spool value
of zero. If only one port has a Min K Spool value of zero, that port
receives all float memory.
PostScript Heap
The K Mem for PSHeap, listed on the status page as Heap, is the
number of kilobytes of RAM dedicated to the PostScript emulation
interpreter. This memory client holds downloaded PostScript emulation fonts, operators, and forms.
Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem for PSHeap
Status Page Heap
Alias
Choices
01024-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
If you change the K Mem for PSHeap value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the configuration menu.
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Memory
PostScript Fonts
The K Mem for PS Fonts, listed on the status page as Font Cache, is
the number of kilobytes of RAM dedicated to caching previously
scaled bitmap representations of fonts for the PostScript emulation
interpreter.
Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem for PS Fonts
Status Page Font Cache
Alias
Choices
00088-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
This memory setting can reduce the number of times a
PostScript font must be converted from outline form to bitmap
form, thus reducing processing time.
If you change the K Mem for PS Fonts value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the Configuration menu.
Emulation
The K Mem Emulation is the number of kilobytes of RAM to be used
by non-PostScript emulations for temporary storage and for loading
optional emulations.
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Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem Emulation
Choices
00768-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
If you receive an emulation error, you may need to increase
the amount of memory for this client.
If you change the K Mem Emulation value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the configuration menu.
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Emulation (Temporary)
The K Mem Emul Tmp is the number of kilobytes of RAM to be used
by non-PostScript emulations for storing downloaded (soft) fonts,
forms, or macros.
Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem Emul Tmp
Choices
00256-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
This value must be greater than the sum of the Min K Spool for
all installed and enabled interfaces.Data in this client
disappears when the printer is turned off.
This client is listed as Temporary on the status page.
Increasing this client’s size increases the number of PCL
downloaded fonts which can be accepted.
If you change the K Mem Emul Tmp value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the Configuration menu.
Display List
The K Mem Display is the number of kilobytes of RAM dedicated to
the display lists. The display list holds the intermediate representation
of pages to be printed. Increasing the size of the Display List
increases the number of pages that can be collated. The maximum
number of pages that can be collated is 100 pages.
Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem Display
Choices
00128-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
If you change the K Mem Display value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the configuration menu.
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Disk Cache
The K Mem Disk Cache is the number of kilobytes of RAM dedicated
to the disk cache. This memory client speeds file system throughput
on any installed hard disks by storing frequently used data in system
memory instead of continually storing it to and retrieving it from a hard
disk.
Menu
Administration/Memory/K Mem Disk Cache
Choices
00032-99999
Default
Variable
Notes
If no hard disk is used, the disk cache should be set to the
minimum. The printer then reallocates the released memory to
other clients that need additional memory.
If one or more hard disks are used, they remain unavailable
until sufficient memory is available to the disk cache.
If you change the K Mem Disk Cache value, the printer
automatically restarts after you save your changes and exit
from the configuration menu.
The amount of memory needed for this memory client depends on the
size and number of hard disks, the number of subdirectories on each
disk, and the amount of memory dedicated to caching.
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Note: If sufficient memory is available to the disk cache, all disks are
accessible. If insufficient memory is available to the disk cache, some disks
may be accessible while others may not be.
The recommended amount of memory for the disk cache client is
n
n
120 KB minimum
0.5 KB per MB of disk storage total for all disks
For example, the recommended amount of memory for the disk
cache for a single 120 MB hard disk is 180 KB, and for two 120 MB
hard disks it is 240 KB. These are recommended values. The printer
will still operate with a smaller cache, but decreased performance
may result.
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Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer memory client holds rasterized or bitmapped
images of page faces which are ready to be sent to the print engine.
A frame holds the contents of each single page image.
Claculating the Frame Buffer Size
The following formulas should help you determine the minimum number of kilobytes required in the frame buffer for any printing situation.
Your printer may require additional memory in the frame buffer to print
at a rated speed.
paper feed width (inches) x horizon. resolution (dpi) ÷ 8 = scanline
width (bytes)
paper feed length (inches) x vert. resolution(dpi) = number of scanlines
scanline width (bytes) x number of scanlines = total frame buffer
memory (bytes)
bytes ÷ 1024 = KB
For example, if you are printing a duplex, 8.5 x 11.0'' page at 600 dpi,
with the short edge of the page fed into the printer first, your equation
would look like this:
(8.5 x 600) / 8 = 638 bytes (scanline width)
11 x 600 = 6,600 (number of scanlines)
638 x 6,600 = 4,210,800 bytes or
4,210,800 ÷ 1024 = 4,113 kilobytes
Now, since in this example you are duplexing, you must double the
frame buffer memory to 8,421,600 bytes or 8,225 KB.
If you are uncertain about how to configure your printer’s memory,
use only the Quick Config menu. Memory is then automatically allocated to the memory clients that require it. Any excess memory is
allocated to the Frame Buffer client.
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Features
Printer Memory
MB Printer Mem, listed as System Use on the status page, is the
number of megabytes of RAM available to be split among the various
memory clients. The size of this client's memory limits the number of
jobs that may be queued simultaneously. When this client's memory
is exhausted, the printer slows down, and the hosts are forced to wait.
Menu
Administration/Memory/MB Printer Mem
Status Page System Use
Alias
Choices
None--For information only.
Default
Depends on the amount of memory installed.
Notes
This memory client is not user-configurable.
Printer Engine Features
Through the Administration/Engine menu you can set print enginerelated parameters.
Adjusting the Image Alignment
This option allows you to adjust the horizontal and vertical placement
of printed images.
To check image alignment, print a standard status page (Administration/Special Pages/Print Status). When the printer is placing images
properly, the alignment angle bar in the lower-left corner of the status
page is 0.5"/12.7 mm from the left and bottom edges of the page. If
the angle bar is off, use the Administration/Engine/Image Alignment
option to align the image horizontally and vertically in pixel increments (1/300" or 0.08 mm). There are separate adjustments for the
front and back of a sheet for duplex alignment.
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Note: Engine constraints may limit the accuracy of pixel alignment.
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Features
Horizontal Offset
Menu
Administration/Engine/Image Alignment/Horiz Offset
Choices
00000-00300 (0.00"/0 mm-1.00"/25.4 mm)
Default
00100 (0.33"/.84 mm)
Notes
Values above 100 move the image to the right.
Values below 100 move the image to the left.
Vertical Offset
Menu
Administration/Engine/Image Alignment/Vertical Offset
Choices
00000-00300 (0.00"-1.00")
Default
00100 (0.33"/.84 mm)
Notes
Values above 100 move the image down.
Values below 100 move the image up.
Vertical Duplex Offset default = 00150
Setting Default Paper
Default Paper is used when the default media is requested but the
default input bin is missing from the engine so there’s no way to
sense the media size automatically.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Default Paper
Choices
Letter, A4
Default
Letter
Setting Inputbin x Name
These options are used to name input bins 1 and 2.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Inputbin x Name
Choices
Up to 16 alphanumeric characters
Default
Inputbin 1 “upper” / Inputbin 2 “lower”
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Features
Setting Outputbin x Name
These options are used to name output bins 1 and 2.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Outputbin x Name
Choices
Up to 16 alphanumeric characters
Default
Outputbin 1 “upper”/ Outputbin 2 “face up”
Setting Default Resolution
This option sets the print engine’s default resolution.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Def Resolution
Choices
300 dpi—300x300 dpi resolution.
600 dpi—600x600 dpi resolution.
Default
600 dpi
Setting Gamma Correction
This option sets the print engine’s gamma correction.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Gamma Correction
Choices
0,1,2,3
Default
0
Notes
Gamma correction produces optimum print quality for
halftones. For information on gamma correction, see chapter
4, “Print Quality,” in this guide.
Specifying Page Recovery Action
When a media jam or other similar error occurs, the printer can reprint
the job starting from the page on which the jam occurred.
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Menu
Administration/Engine/Page Recovery
Choices
On—Reprints from the page on which the jam or error
occurred.
Off—Doesn’t reprint a print job when a jam or error occurs.
Default
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Features
Setting Toner Out Action
You can configure the printer to stop or to continue printing when a
TONER OUT error message is displayed in the message window.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Toner Out Act.
Choices
Continue—Printing when a TONER OUT message displays.
Stop— No printing when a TONER OUT message displays.
Default
Continue
Setting Manual Feed Timeout
This option allows you to set the amount of time the printer waits for
paper to be inserted into the manual feed slot before it cancels the
job.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Man. Feed Timeout
Choices
00000 - 00300 seconds
Default
00060 seconds
Notes
A value of 00000 sets the timeout to infinity
Setting the Letterhead Option
This option only appears if the duplexing unit is installed on the
printer. The letterhead option allows you to print both simplex and
duplex jobs on letterhead paper from the same input bin (cassette)
without having to sort the pages manually.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Letterhead
Choices
On, off
Default
Off
Notes
Letterhead paper must be loaded face down in the input bin
with the bottom edge inserted first into the printer. You may
notice a decrease in the printing speed depending on the mix
of simplex and duplex pages.
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Miscellaneous
Reading the Page Counters
The page count of the pages printed can be read from the message
window or through a remote console without the need for a status
page to be printed.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Page Counters/Sheets Printed
Choices
Ten-digits, non-configurable. (For information only.)
Default
Current page count
Notes
The sheets printed number represents the number of media
pages that have been fed through the printer. A duplexed page
increments this counter by only one.
Menu
Administration/Engine/Page Counters/Faces Printed
Choices
Ten-digits, non-configurable. (For information only.)
Default
Current faces printed count
Notes
The faces printed number represents the number of page
faces that have been printed. A duplexed page would
increment this counter by two.
Miscellaneous
The Miscellaneous submenu allows you to change printer configurations, such as defaults and message window language.
Restoring the Factory Default Configuration
If you need to cancel all of the configuration changes you have made,
you can reset all of the configuration settings to their factory defaults.
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Menu
Administration/Miscellaneous/Restore Defaults
Choices
Yes, No
Default
No
Notes
This process takes several minutes to complete.
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Hard Disks
Setting the Message Window Language
Status messages and configuration menus can be displayed in the
message window in English, French, German, or Spanish.
Menu
Administration/Miscellaneous/Keypad Language
Choices
English, French, German, Spanish
Default
English
Notes
The printer must be restarted for changes to the Keypad
Language menu to take effect. You can either let the printer
restart automatically after you save the change and exit from
the Configuration menu, or you can wait for the change to take
effect the next time you manually turn on the printer.
Hard Disks
Use the Administration/Disk Operations menu to perform disk operation processes that appear only when optional hard disks are
installed.
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Caution : If you connect to this printer an external hard disk you previously
used with an earlier QMS Crown printer, this QMS 1725 SLS Print System
software release will automatically reorganize the files on the hard disk when
the printer is turned back on again. (The printer release number is listed on
both the start-up and the status page.) Once this reorganization is done,
the files on the hard disk can no longer be accessed if the hard disk is
reattached to an earlier QMS Crown printer.
This reorganization process takes time. If, when you first turn the printer on
after attaching a previously used hard disk, it does not come on line
immediately, be patient. Interrupting the reorganization process could
cause all files on the hard disk to be lost.
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Hard Disks
Identifying Hard Disks
The documentation that comes with your external SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) hard disk should contain all of the necessary
information for connecting and configuring the disk.
Device Numbers
Hard disks are identified by device numbers which you assign. Valid
choices for external SCSI hard disks range from DSK0 to DSK5.
However, you cannot repeat numbers; each device number must be
unique. The recommended device number for the internal SCSI hard
disk, if present, is DSK6.
Optional Disks
(DSK0 - DSK5)
Internal Disk
DSK6
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Note: For the printer to recognize any attached hard disk(s), each hard
disk must be turned on before you turn on the printer. DISK ONLINE
appears on the start-up page if the printer recognizes the disk(s).
The Disk Operations Menu
The Administration/Disk Operations menu contains all of the options
you need to format a hard disk, as well as to install optional fonts on
and remove them from a hard disk.
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Note: The install, remove, and format disk operations do not include support
for a Font Folio disk. You must download the fonts to your hard disk from
host applications.
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Hard Disks
Error Messages
The following three messages may appear while you are using the
Disk Operations menu.
Message
Meaning
Action
FORMAT FAILED
The hard disk cannot be
used.
Press the Menu key to
remove the message, and
contact your QMS vendor.
WRITE ERROR
The hard disk
encountered a write
error, or there is no room
for the data on the hard
disk or in RAM.
Press the Menu key to
remove the message, and
restart the operation from
the beginning.
Formatting a Hard Disk
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Caution: If you format the internal hard disk, the printer’s system code will
be lost. You would then have to reload the system software. Refer to
“Installing Print System Software Upgrades,” in chapter 8 for instructions
on loading system software.
You have two ways of formatting a hard disk:
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Using PS Executive Series Utilities
The PS Executive Series Utilities offer formatting options for both
Macintosh and PC setups. See the on-line documentation for details
on formatting disks.
Using the Printer Configuration Menu
After you have accessed the Administration/Disk Operations menu,
press the control panel keys in the order shown in the following table.
The printer responds by displaying a status message in the message
window. Always turn on any external hard disks prior to turning
on the printer.
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Hard Disks
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Note: You may need to press the Next key one or more times to advance
through the list of selections or options.
Use this to...
key
Select
Access the Administration/Disk
Operations/Format Disk menu.
DISK OPERATIONS
FORMAT DISK
Select
Access the Format Disk/Dsk#: menu.
FORMAT DISK
DSK#: x
Next
Scroll through the list of attached disks. FORMAT DISK
DSK: x
Select
Select the disk and display a format
confirmation message.
Select
Begin the formatting process. The hard FORMAT DISK
disk is formatted while the system
FORMATTING...
reboots.
You are informed when the formatting
process is complete. The printer then
reboots, and a start-up page prints (if
enabled).
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The message window
reads...
FORMAT DISK
ARE YOU SURE?
FORMAT DISK
FORMAT COMPLETE
Note: After an unformatted disk is formatted and the FORMAT
COMPLETE message displays, you must turn the printer off and back on
again before the printer can recognize the disk.
Collation
This option is used to specify which disk and how much of that disk
should be used to store collated print jobs when the jobs cannot be
accommodated by RAM space. The printer scrolls through all the
installed hard disk addresses. Refer to “Collating Output,” in chapter
3, “Daily Operations,” for more information.
Spool Overflow
This option is used to specify which disk and how much of that disk
should be used to store print jobs when the jobs can not be accommodated by RAM. The maximum setting varies according to the disk
size installed in the printer.
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Installation
Installation
The Installation menu appears only if a security card is installed. The
system administrator uses the Installation menu to set passwords for
the Operator Control and Administration menus.
Operator Password
Allows you to enter a password used to enter the Operator menu
when enabled.
Menu
Installation/Operator Passwrd
Choices
Up to 16 alphanumeric characters
Default
Blank (no password)
Notes
Enable the password in the Installation/Use Operator Pwd
menu.
Use Operator Password
Determines if a password is required to enter the Operator menu.
Menu
Installation/Use Operator Pwd
Choices
On—Require a password to enter the Operator Control menu.
Off—Don’t require a password to enter the Operator Control
menu.
Default
Off
Notes
Enter the password in the Installation/Operator Passwrd menu.
Admin Password
This represents the password used to enter the Administration menu
when enabled.
Menu
Installation/Admin Password
Choices
Up to 16 alphanumeric characters
Default
Blank (no password)
Notes
Enable the password in the Installation/Use Admin Pwd menu.
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Configuring
Optional
Features
Use Admin Password
Determines if a password is required to enter the Administration
menu.
Menu
Installation/Use Admin Pwd
Choices
On—Require a password to enter the Administration menu.
Off—Don’t require a password to enter the Administration
menu.
Default
Off
Notes
Enter the password in the Installation/Admin Password menu.
Using Passwords
When a password is required to enter the Operator Control or Administration menu, the message window will display
ENTER PASSWORD
if you press the Select key to enter the menu. Enter the password or
press the Menu key to return to the menu.
If you specify the correct password, access to the selected menu is
granted. However, if you enter an invalid password, the message window flashes
INVALID PASSWORD
for three seconds and then returns you to the Configuration menu.
Configuring Optional Features
Several of the optional features available affect printer configuration
and the Configuration menu. When an optional feature is installed, its
configuration information merges into the Configuration menu. New
menu entries appear, and the range of choices for existing configuration values is extended.
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Daily Operations
In This Chapter . . .
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Printing modes
Using different print media
Paper feeding
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter covers basic printer operation with various kinds of print
media, loading paper and envelopes, and the paper delivery system
of the printer. Manual feed is included as is tray chaining (switching).
This chapter also explains what a status page is and how to cancel
print jobs at the operator control panel.
Preventing Media Jams
There are several things you can do to reduce the occurrence of
media jams.
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Your paper, labels, and overhead transparencies must meet the
guidelines set for the printer. See appendix B, “Technical Specifications.”
If you have problems with double feeding, remove the media from
the cassette or input bin and fan the edges. The sheets may be
sticking together. However, do not fan transparencies since this
causes static electricity.
Print media must be stored away from moisture and humidity.
Many manufacturers place an arrow on the end of the wrapper
that indicates which side of the media should be used for printing.
If you have problems and cannot determine which side of the
paper should be printed, remove the paper from the cassette,
rotate the stack a half-turn, turn the stack over, and then place it
back in the cassette.
If none of the above relieves media jamming, notify your vendor.
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About Paper
About Paper
Your print quality depends in large part on the quality of the paper.
You can get sharper contrast on printed pages by using special laser
printer paper, which is available from a variety of paper manufacturers. This paper is thicker, smoother, and whiter than copier paper and
gives your page a more professional appearance.
The printer accommodates paper from 16 to 24 pounds (60 to 90
g/m2) with cassette feed and 16 to 36 pounds (60 to 135 g/m2) with
manual feed. Conventional copier paper is adequate for most applications. Copier paper has a smooth, clean surface, controlled electrical
properties, and heat stability. This assures good image transfer without excessive curling of the paper.
You can use special paper, such as bond paper, often used for stationery, for special applications. However, textured paper may result in
uneven toner placement and print quality may vary. You may want to
do a test run before printing a large quantity. Colored paper may also
be used, but not paper with a colored coating applied. Appendix B,
“Technical Specifications,” contains additional paper specifications.
Paper Sizes
Your printer supports four different paper sizes. It automatically
detects which size paper cassette is installed and judges the paper
size accordingly; letter-size paper in a legal-size cassette does not
work. Be sure to match the paper size to the appropriate paper cassette. You may purchase additional paper cassettes from your QMS
vendor.
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About Paper
The table that follows gives exact paper sizes your printer supports as
well as the imageable area. This imageable area is smaller than the
size of the paper.
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Note: Imageable areas are not centered on their respective pages and may
vary plus or minus 1/16" (1.6 mm). This can be adjusted from the control
panel in the Administration/Engine/Image Alignment menu.
Type
Size
Imageable Area
Letter
8.50" x 11.00"
(215.90 x 279.40mm)
8.20" x 10.66"
(208.28 x 270.76mm)
Legal
8.50" x 14.00"
(215.90 x 355.60mm)
8.20" x 13.66"
(208.28 x 346.96mm)
Executive
7.25" x 10.50"
(184.15 x 266.70mm)
6.95" x 10.16"
(176.53 x 258.06mm)
A4
8.27" x 11.69"
(210.00 x 297.00mm)
7.97" x 11.36"
(202.50 x 288.50mm)
Paper Storage
How you store paper can make a big difference in print quality and
printer operation. Improperly stored paper increases the chance of
paper jams during printing and can drastically affect the appearance
of your printed pages. Keep paper in good condition by storing it
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In its wrapper
On a flat surface
In a closed cabinet
In a cool, dry area
Do not leave paper unwrapped or in a place where heat and humidity
can damage it.
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Paper Feeding
Paper Feeding
There are two ways of feeding paper through your printer:
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Manual feed (by hand)
Cassette Feed
Cassette feed automatically pulls paper from one of the cassettes at
the front of the printer. The cassettes handle paper as light as 16
pounds (60 g/m2) or as heavy as 24 pounds (90 g/m 2), and the maximum loading depth is 1.97'' inches (50 mm).
Use the following instructions to install a cassette:
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Fill the cassettes with paper.
If you’re using
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Letterhead and printing simplex (single sided), be sure to
place the paper face up, top edge inserted first.
Letterhead and printing duplex (double sided), place the
paper face down, bottom edge inserted first.
Letterhead and printing combination simplex and duplex jobs,
refer to the Letterhead option in the Engine submenu covered
in chapter 2, “Printer Configuration.”
Label
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Note: The cassette label indicates which size paper to use. When inserted in
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the printer, each cassette sets off a series of internal switches which the
printer reads to determine page size. Use only the size paper marked on the
cassette's label for cassette feed.
2
Place the covers on the cassettes.
3
Slide the filled cassettes into the openings in the front of the
printer.
Manual Feed
Manual feed is the method of feeding media by hand. You can use the
manual feed slot with the adjustable feed guide on top of the paper
cassettes for a single manual-feed job. Single-sheet manual feed
makes it possible to feed individual sheets of paper or other material
(such as envelopes, label stock, and transparencies) into your printer.
Paper weight can range from 16 to 36 pounds (60 to 135 g/m2).
Envelopes can be fed from the manual feed slot of the upper cassette
or with the optional envelope feeder (see chapter 8, “Printer Options,”
for more information). Cut sheets, labels, and transparencies can be
fed from the manual feed slot of either cassette.
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Note: Use the face-up output bin (described in the previous section) when
printing heavy-weight stock and envelopes. Using this bin bypasses some
internal printer rollers and results in less curl. It is used often with manual
feed.
Specify the size of the media to be manually fed in the Operator Control/Manual Feed Size menu option. The printer remains in manual
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Paper Feeding
feed mode after pulling a sheet from the manual feed slot. Manual
feed is very useful for
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Odd-sized paper (cut sheets)
Transparencies
Heavy-weight labels and envelopes
Use the following instructions to feed media by hand.
1
Press the Online/Offline key to take the printer offline.
2
Press the Tray Select key until the Manual Feed indicator is
lit.
3
Select the manual feed size in the Operator Control menu.
4
Adjust the manual feed guides on the upper or lower paper
cassette to match the width of media you are using.
Manual feed guide
(left)
Manual feed guide
(right)
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Insert the media between the guides as far as it goes.
The media is automatically fed into the printer, and the printed
media is forwarded to the selected output bin.
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Face-up Output
Bin
Face-up Output Bin
After being printed, paper normally stacks face down in the recessed
area on the top of the printer. The face-down output bin holds up to
500 sheets of paper. For face-up output, you must attach the face-up
output bin to the rear of the printer and configure the printer to access
this bin. This output bin holds up to 50 sheets of paper. Use the following instructions to attach the face-up output bin:
1
Insert the two end tabs of the face-up output bin into the slot
on the back of the printer.
2
Allow the extended part of the bin to lean back into its normal position.
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Printing Transparencies
You can also print transparencies for overhead projectors. Use only
transparencies recommended for laser printers, such as Canon brand
type D and 3M type PP2500. Always use manual feed from either the
upper or lower cassette, and the face-up output bin at the back of the
printer. Remove each transparency from the face-up bin after printing
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Printing Labels
to avoid jams. Transparencies must withstand temperatures up to
356° F (180° C). Other specifications on overhead transparencies are
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Thickness: 0.111 to 0.113 mm (4.37 to 4.45 mils)
Cutting Dimension Tolerance: +/-0.7 mm (0.031")
Cutting Angle: 90° (+/- 0.2°)
Transparencies are especially sensitive to a dirty paper path. If there
are shadows either on the top or the bottom of the sheets, see chapter 5, “Printer Care,” of this manual for instructions on how to clean
the media path.
Printing Labels
Adhesive label stock has pressure-sensitive (peel and stick) adhesive
backing. The procedure for feeding labels is almost the same as for
regular paper; however, you must use the face-up output bin.
Recommended labels have the following specifications:
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Type: Use only labels recommended for laser printers, such
as Avery 5260. Adhesive label stock should have pressuresensitive (peel-and-stick) adhesive backing.
Weight: The printer supports 17-34 lb (64-128 g/m2) labels
when using manual feed.
Note: Label data should be formatted within your application. Try printing
your data on a plain sheet of paper first to check placement. This reduces
the number of label sheets you use.
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Printing
Envelopes
Printing Envelopes
Envelopes may be printed in two ways:
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From the manual feed slot on the upper cassette (single envelopes)
From the optional envelope feeder (up to 100 envelopes)
Non-standard-size envelopes are acceptable using manual feed as
long as they fall into the following size ranges:
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Minimum size: 3.5" x 7" (86 mm x 178 mm)
Maximum size: 7.4" x 10.5" (188 mm x 267 mm)
Formatting Data for Envelopes
Your printer receives the necessary instructions to print on envelopes
from your software. Read the printing section of your application manual to find out how your software supports envelope printing. The
page orientation should be in landscape mode for most applications.
Usually, this is accomplished through the application.
When formatting data for envelopes, leave a 0.6" (15 mm) margin
from the edges of the envelope. Print on only one side. Remember,
some parts of an envelope consist of three layers of paper the front,
back, and flap. Print in these layered regions may be faded.
Printing a Single Envelope
Adjust the manual feed guides on top of the cassette to the correct
size of the envelope. Insert a single envelope into the manual feed
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Tray Chaining
slot as shown in the following illustration, with the face up and the flap
side toward the left manual feed guide.
Manual feed guides
Because envelopes pass through heated rollers, the gummed area
on the flap may seal. Open the flap immediately after it passes
through the printer, before the seal cools. You may then reseal in the
normal manner. The use of envelopes with emulsion-based glue
avoids this problem.
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Note: Before printing envelopes, disable the duplexer if it is installed and
check the manual feed guides to make sure they’re not too tight and
buckling the envelopes. Also, make sure envelopes meet specifications listed
in appendix B, “Technical Specifications.” If envelopes curl excessively, use
the face-up output bin at the rear of the printer.
The Optional Envelope Feeder
To load up to 100 envelopes at a time, use the optional envelope
feeder. Instructions for installation and use are in chapter 8, “Printer
Options.” See your QMS vendor for more information on the optional
envelope cassette.
Tray Chaining
This printer has two cassettes (also known as trays or input bins) for a
total media capacity of approximately 1000 sheets before a reload is
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necessary. You may choose to have the printer automatically draw
from the alternate cassette when the current cassette empties. There
are three ways to do this:
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Your application may include a specific procedure for using a
dual-cassette printer. Check your documentation.
PS Executive offers a menu-driven program for paper tray selection in the paper source section. If you have this program
installed, you can use it to help you configure the printer's paper
source.
The most convenient way to configure the printer is through its
control panel.
Use the following table to help you configure cassette chaining
through the control panel.
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Note: Make sure that the two cassettes installed in your printer use the
same size paper.
Menu
Operator Control/Chain Inputbins
Choices
On—turns on tray chaining.
Off—turns off tray chaining.
Default
On
Notes
Use the Operator Control/Inputbin menu to set the
default input bin.
Collating Output
With sufficient memory or a hard disk installed, the QMS 1725 SLS
Print System can deliver multiple copies of your files in collated order
to the face-down output bin without having to send the file repeatedly.
This feature dramatically reduces your data transmission and
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Collating
Output
improves performance. The illustration below shows collated and
uncollated stacking for two copies of a three-page file.
2
1
3
1
2
3
1
Collated
1
2
2
3
3
Uncollated
The face-down output bin has an offset stacking feature that when
enabled, offsets the multiple copies of a print job. With a hard disk
installed, collation performance is greatly improved because the file is
stored in QMS-compressed format for repeated printing. When disk
space is consumed during a print job, the printer begins chunk collating. Chunk collation breaks a job into sections and performs collation
on each of those sections. The next diagram shows the printing
order of three copies of a large document when chunk collation is
used. Several factors control the point when chunk collation occurs.
Copy
Copy
Copy
1
2
3
Pages 101-200
Pages 101-200
Pages 101-200
Copy
Copy
Copy
1
2
3
Pages 1-100
Pages 1-100
Pages 1-100
The maximum collation sequence is 100 sheets. Disk space of 10 MB
is probably sufficient for most printing applications. The maximum
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amount that may be dedicated to collation is 50 MB. See the “Collation” section in chapter 2, “Printer Configuration” for more information
on setting the printer’s collation values.
End Job Mode
When sending print jobs through the serial and parallel protocols,
some applications and their printer drivers append an end-of-document command (EOD) to each print job to ensure that each file prints
correctly. The reason for this is that some protocols and print queuing
systems send print jobs to the printer as one continuous data stream
(one print job immediately following another).
However, some applications are limited in printer language and are
unable to produce an EOD command. The lack of an EOD command
can cause some print jobs to be “run” together. The ESP technology
(capable of receiving print jobs from all supported emulations simultaneously) incorporated in your QMS 1725 SLS Print System examines
the first part of each print job to determine its emulation. Once the
emulation is identified, the print job processes without checking for
any changes in emulation until an EOD is received. This minimizes
any slowdown during the sensing process. To help ESP technology
determine the proper emulation of successive print jobs, the printer
must be able to identify the end of job for each job.
Therefore, unless a wait timeout (the amount of time the printer is
waiting on data from the host) occurs and ends each print job, or
unless you add an EOD command between each file being printed
through these protocols, some print jobs may be interpreted by the
printer as one job with the same emulation. See chapter 2, ”Printer
Configuration,” for more information on emulation timeout.
When printing multiple jobs with little or no time delay and with no
EOD command between each job, the serial and parallel protocols
may be unable to detect an end of job automatically. So the End Job
Mode feature on QMS Crown printers was designed to allow you to
set the end of document for print jobs being sent through these protocols.
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Common Reasons to Use End Job Mode
If you are printing via the serial and parallel protocols, and one of the
following conditions exists, you may need to set the end job mode:
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Multiple print jobs with little or no time delay and with no EOD
commands have been sent to the printer and the message window displays only one active job.
Multiple print jobs of the same printer language have been sent to
the printer and they print on the same page. (For example, you
send the AUTOEXEC.BAT file with no EOD command followed
with little or no time delay by the CONFIG.SYS file, and they both
print on the same page.)
Multiple print jobs of different printer languages “run” together as
if they are a single print job. (For example, you send a PCL print
job followed by a PostScript print job, and the PCL job prints and
is followed by what appears to be program code instead of your
PostScript print job.)
You want to print multiple jobs with header pages.
You want to print multiple jobs where job separation is important.
When your printer is in ESP mode, printing multiple jobs through the
serial and parallel protocols and end job mode is not set, ESP technology interprets the emulation for only the first job. The print jobs
that follow are interpreted as being the same emulation as the first
job. For example, if there are two print jobs, the first a PCL file with no
EOD command, and the second a PostScript file with a Ctrl-D (a
PostScript end-of-file character)—ESP technology interprets the
emulation of the first job correctly. But since the first print job has no
EOD command, it “runs” into the second job, and even though the
second job is PostScript, it prints in PCL.
Using the EOD Commands
Since the serial and parallel protocols may not be able to detect an
EOD automatically, due to a lack of an EOD command in some printer
languages, you can insert an EOD command at the end of your file to
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tell the printer where your print job ends. QMS Crown printers recognize two end-of-document commands: QMS EOD and HP EOD.
These commands are functionally the same. They enable data
stream sensing for the EOD command, allowing your host computer
to control print job separation. The QMS EOD and the HP EOD
commands perform an end of document for all of the printer
emulations supported on your printer (PostScript, HP-GL, HP PCL,
and Lineprinter).
See your system administrator or applications development department to have them identify the standard EOD command for your
organization, or to have them select a standard EOD command.
Setting the End Job Mode for the Serial and
Parallel Protocols
Your printer can be connected through the serial or parallel interface
to a stand-alone PC, to a PC print server, or to some other type of
print queuing system. This section provides a quick guide to the steps
needed to set the end job mode for each environment. The following
sections provide more detailed information for each step.
Stand-Alone PC
1
Set the end job mode from the printer's control panel.
2
Add the EOD command to your file.
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Note: If using steps 1 and 2 is not feasible in your stand-alone PC
environment, you can alternatively use a program that either causes an
emulation timeout or that inserts an EOD command between each print
job. See your QMS vendor for more information on this type of program.
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Set the end job mode from the printer’s control panel.
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Create a job separator to append an EOD command and
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Other Print Queuing Systems
If you use a print queuing system other than a PC print server and
you experience what appears to be an EOD command problem, you
may need to use another procedure, such as a print utility, an initialization sequence, or a header page to add an EOD command. See
your print queuing system documentation, your network administrator, or your QMS vendor for more information.
Setting the End Job Mode via the Control
Panel
Use the following procedure to set the end job mode from the printer’s
control panel for printers connected via the serial or parallel interface
to a stand-alone PC, a PC print server, or some other type of print
queuing system:
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Note: If you print both serial and parallel protocol jobs, then you must set
the end job mode for each protocol.
Wait for the printer to go idle, and then press the control panel keys in
the order shown in the following instructions to access the End Job
Mode option. The printer responds by displaying a status message in
the message window.
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Note: You may need to press the Next key one or more times to advance
through the list of selections or options.
Key
Purpose
Message Window
Online/Offl Turns off the Online/Offline indicator and IDLE
ine
readies the printer for configuration.
Menu
Accesses the configuration menu.
CONFIGURATION
OPERATOR CONTROL
Next
Advances to the Operator
Control/Administration menu.
CONFIGURATION
ADMINISTRATION
Select
Accesses the Administration menu
ADMINISTRATION
COMMUNICATIONS
Next
Advances to the Communications/Parallel COMMUNICATIONS
(or Serial) menu.
PARALLEL (or
SERIAL)
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End Job Mode
Select
Accesses the Parallel (or Serial) menu.
PARALLEL/SERIAL
MODE
Next
Advances to the Parallel (or Serial)/End
Job Mode menu.
PARALLEL/SERIAL
END JOB MODE
Select
Accesses the End Job Mode menu.
END JOB MODE
OPTION
Next
Advances to the appropriate option (QMS END JOB MODE
EOD, HP EOD, or None).
OPTION
Select
Selects the option.
OPTION
IS SELECTED
Returns to the Parallel (or Serial)/End Job PARALLEL/SERIAL
Mode menu.
END JOB MODE
Online/Offl Asks you if you want to save your
ine
change.
SAVE CHANGES?
NO
Next
Advances to the Yes option.
SAVE CHANGES?
YES
Select
Saves your change and idles the printer.
IDLE
Online/Offl Puts the printer back on line.
ine
IDLE
Adding an EOD Command to Your File
When adding an EOD command to your file, use the syntax for the
selected EOD command exactly as written (the command's syntax is
case sensitive).
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End Job Mode
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Note: <ESC> represents the escape character. (The decimal value for the
escape character is 027, and the hexadecimal value is 1B.) How you enter
the escape character depends on your application. Some applications allow
you to press and hold the ALT key and then type 027 to enter the escape
character, while others allow you to type certain character sequences to
represent the escape character. See your computer or application
documentation to find out how to enter the escape character on your
system.
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For this EOD command...
Use this syntax...
QMS EOD
%%EndOfDocument
<CR><LF>
HP EOD
<ESC>%-12345X
Note: The <CR><LF> sequence following the %%EndOfDocument line for the
QMS EOD is necessary to avoid an INPUT IDLE message remaining in the
printer message window after the document finishes printing.
When the QMS EOD or the HP EOD is set, the printer does not recognize the Ctrl-D EOD command. Add your organization's standard
EOD command to the end of your print file, or add it to a separate file.
Adding an EOD Command to the End of Your File
Create an output file (for example, print an ASCII, PCL, or PostScript
file to disk) and add your organization's standard EOD command
(QMS EOD or HP EOD) to the end of that file.
Sample output file:
Text
Text
Text
Text
%%EndOfDocument
Adding an EOD Command to a Separate File
Create an ASCII text file that contains only the EOD command. For
example, create a DOS batch file listing each print filename followed
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by the EOD command filename for each file being printed. Then “run”
the batch file to print your list of files.
Sample DOS batch file:
Command
Explanation
Print
Print
Print
Print
Job filename
EOD command filename
Job filename
EOD command filename
mktg.doc
end.txt
acct.doc
end.txt
Creating a Network Job Separator
If your printer is connected to a network through a PC and the PC is
acting as a print server managing the printing of shared network files,
then your system administrator must create a job separator and associate it with a print job queue. Different network environments have
different procedures for creating the job separator, such as initialization sequences, custom banner pages, print job headers, or print job
trailers. The print server does not necessarily send multiple print jobs
to the printer in the order that you queued them to the printer. The
network job separator is accessed with each print job, so this ensures
that network job separation is enforced. See QMS Crown Network
Notes for more information on how to create a network job separator
for several commonly used networks.
Working with Status Pages
Printing a status page is a two-step procedure: Identify the type of
status page you want to print, and then print it.
Identifying a Status Page Type
Two types of status pages are available:
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release, and number of sheets printed), printer settings (PostScript level, start-up options, paper handling information, resolution, and gamma correction setting), current memory
configuration, time-outs, communication settings and input buffer
sizes for all standard and optional interfaces, and hard disk status
(address, size, and free space). In addition, an angle bar prints in
the lower-left corner for image alignment.
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Advanced—This document, which can be five or more pages
long, contains the same information as the standard status page
as well as configuration menu settings and a full list of fonts and
downloaded emulations.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Status Page Type
Choices
Standard, Advanced
Default
Standard
Printing a Status Page
After you have identified the type of status page to print, send it to the
printer in one of the following ways:
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Use the PS Executive Series Utilities (see the PS Executive online help for instructions).
Note: Only standard status pages can be printed from PS Executive.
Advanced status pages are not available.
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Use the control panel keys to select “Yes” in the Print Status
menu option.
Menu
Administration/Special Pages/Print Status
Choices
Yes, No
Default
Yes
Cancelling/Ending Print Jobs
The Cancel key has two functions:
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Print Jobs
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It cancels all print jobs that are currently printing, interpreting, or
spooling.
It allows you to send an end-of-job indicator to a currently compiling print job that is waiting for incoming data.
Once the print jobs are canceled or ended, the printer resumes printing other jobs in the queue.
You don’t have to press the Online/Offline key to take the printer off
line before using the Cancel key. There are no equivalent functions in
the configuration menu.
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Note: If you need to cancel the cancel job or end job procedure, press the
Menu key.
Cancelling a Print Job
Press the control panel keys in the order shown in the following
instructions to cancel a print job.
Press
this key
Cancel
to...
The message window
reads...
Access the Cancelling Job menu. You
are prompted for confirmation that you
want to cancel the print job.
CANCELLING JOB?
YES
Cancel
Select Yes.
or Select
Cancel all print jobs in the queue that
are currently printing, interpreting, or
terminating. The CANCELLING JOB
message displays until the print job is
completely removed from the printer.
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Ending a Print Job
If the first print job in the queue is waiting for, but not receiving the
data it needs to finish printing, the message window displays
WAITING FOR INPUT
END JOB?
Use the following procedure to end all print jobs in the queue that are
waiting for incoming data.
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Note: This procedure does not end a print job that is still receiving data. Its
only purpose is to provide an end-of-job indicator for a print job that does
not have one. You can identify an end-of-job indicator in the
Administration/Communications/Parallel and
Administration/Communications/Serial menu. (See chapter 2, “Printer
Configuration,” for more information).
Press this to...
key
The message window
reads...
Cancel
Access the Cancelling Job menu.
CANCELLING JOB?
YES
Next
Advance to the End Job option.
CANCELLING JOB?
END JOB
Cancel
Select End Job.
or Select
END JOB
IS SELECTED
The message window momentarily displays
RATE
IS SELECTED
(where RATE is the baud rate you selected) and then
SERIAL
BAUD RATE
3
If you want to change other settings, use the Next key to
scroll to the setting you want to change, then repeat the procedure described in steps 6 through 8. Otherwise press the
Online/Offline key.
The message window displays
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SAVE CHANGES?
NO
4
To save your change, press the Next key so that the message window displays
SAVE CHANGES?
YES
5
Press the Select key to save the change.
The Online/Offline indicator lights, and the message window displays
IDLE
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Print Quality
In This Chapter . . .
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S etting print density
Using gamma correcti on
Using the cali brati on page
Changi ng printer resolution
Introduction
Introduction
The Q M S 1725 SLS P rint Sy stem i ncludes M ulti-Res technology in i ts
design. In addi tion to resolution selecti on, this technology giv es y ou
more control ov er the factors that affect y our print quality. Some of
these factors include pri nt density, image calibration, gamma correcti ons, screen frequency, and screen angles. Thi s chapter ex plains
how to use these factors to improv e y our ov erall print quality.
Changing Print Resolution
A nother way to sharpen the i mages printed on y our pages i s through
setting the pri nt resoluti on. Your printer is capable of printing at 300 or
600 dpi . For pages requiring the best quality y our printer can prov ide,
set the pri nter resolution to 600 dpi.
Setting Default Resolution
Thi s option sets the pri nt engi ne’s default resoluti on.
Menu
Choices
Default
Notes
Administration/Engine/Def Resolution
300 dpi—300x 300 dpi resolution.
600 dpi—600x 600 dpi resolution.
600 dpi
Printing duplex using 600x600 resolution with legal size media
requires 16 MB of printer memory.
Setting Print Density
P ri nt density i s the amount of toner placed on each dot, making the
print appear lighter or darker. The hi gher the densi ty, the darker the
print looks and the higher the contrast is on the page. To adjust the
print density
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1
Open the printer top cover.
2
Locate the density adjustment dial that is inside the printer
on the left side.
The scale on the densi ty adjustment dial show s the density setti ng; the dark marking identifies increased density, and the light
marki ng i dentifies reduced density.
3
Adjust the dial to the desired setting.
To i ncrease density (darken print on the page), slide the dial
tow ard the rear of the printer. To decrease density (lighten print
on the page), slide the dial toward the front of the pri nter. The dial
clicks at the center setti ng.
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Note: You may want to increase density as the toner cartridge
depletes.
Using Gamma Correction
Gamma correction is an adjustment of the ranges of shading in a
printed image to prov ide the best copy of scanned images. Through
manipulati on of shading lev els, y our pri nter can be set to improv e the
print quality of a scanned i mage automatically.
The main benefit of gamma correcti on is that i t improv es the print
quali ty of a scanned image by improv ing contrasts at a giv en resolu-
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Using Gamma
Correction
ti on. To get the best gray -scale PostS cript image at any resolution,
gamma correcti on should be turned on.
Terms
S everal terms related to gamma correction are ex plai ned in thi s secti on to help y ou better understand the gamma correction concept.
Gray Levels
Gray lev els are a progressiv e series of gray tones betw een black and
w hite. Gray lev els are obtained by vary ing the rati o of black to w hite
dots. The number of gray lev els depends on printer resoluti on and
screen frequency.
Halftone
A halftone is a printed copy of a scanned image as a set of tiny,
ev enly spaced spots of v ariable di ameter that, w hen printed, v isually
blur together to appear as shades of gray. Your QM S 1725 SLS Pri nt
S ystem creates halftone cells by mapping each gray level onto a collection of dots.
Factors that influence the quality of a halftone are
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Dev ice resolution of the pri nter
S creen frequency of the halftone
Quality of the scan
Diameter of the laser beam
Changi ng print resolution from 300x 300 dpi to 600x 600 dpi smooths
the resulting spots. In additi on, because each spot i s represented by
a w ider range of dots, a greater number of gray levels i s possible. The
laser beam i s part of the print engine, so i t’s not a factor y ou can
adjust.
Screen Frequency
S creen frequency is the number of lines of dots that compose each
inch of a halftone screen. The screen frequency of a halftone deter-
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mi nes the number of spots used to represent gray levels i n a giv en
area. A 71 lines per i nch (lpi) screen frequency has 71 lines of dots
for each inch of the halftone screen.
The follow ing illustration shows the relationshi p between screen frequency , gray lev els, and pri nt resolution. As the screen frequency
increases, the number of gray levels decreases.
300x300 dpi
Gray Levels
600x600 dpi
250
201
200
150
129
100
73
51
50
33
33
19
9
0
42
53
71
106
Screen Frequency (lpi)
The number of gray lev els that y our pri nter can produce depends on
the screen frequency and the print resoluti on. The default v alue for
screen frequency using 600 dpi is 71 lpi. This ty pically allows 73 different lev els of gray. The default v alue for screen frequency usi ng 300
dpi is 53 lpi. This ty pically allows 33 di fferent lev els of gray.
You can change screen frequency through y our applicati on or by
using the PostScript
setscreen
operator.
The ex tra gray lev els av ailable through higher resolution prov ide a
smoother shift from the darkest black to v ery light gray s w hile higher
resolution prov ides sharper image outlines.
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Gamma Correction Concept
Often in scanned images, gray scaling may be too light or dark to
show details clearly. Using gamma correction on a gray -scale image
is similar to usi ng a graphic equalizer on a home stereo; the range of
gray lev els i s adjusted for the best possible image. Thi s sharpens
ov erall midrange contrast w hile blacks (shadows) and w hites (highlights) keep their original values. Gamma correction sets gray scale
v alues specifi ed through the P ostScript
setgray
operator to y our
printer’s gray -scale v alues.
Gamma correction is linked to print resolution. The main benefit of
gamma correcti on is that it improv es the print quality of a scanned
image by i mprov ing halftones at a giv en resolution. To get the best
gray -scale PostScript image at any resolution, gamma correction
should be turned on.
You can set gamma correction through P S Ex ec or through the
A dmi nistration/Engine/Gamma Correction menu.
Menu
Choices
Default
Notes
Administration/Engine/Gamma Correction
0, 1, 2, 3
0
0— the gamma correction is turned off.
1—gamma correction provides a low contrast.
2—gamma correction provides medium contrast
3—gamma correction provides a high contrast
Gamma correction applies only to PostScript images.
If turning on gamma correction doesn’t yield a suitable grayscale image for your needs, set a specific gamma correction
value through your drawing application or through the
PostScript
settransfer operator. (See your drawing application
PostScript Language Reference
Manual for more information.)
documentation and the
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Using the
Image
Calibration
Page
Using the Image Calibration
Page
The Calibration Page opti oin, av ai lable through the Speci al Pages
submenu in the A dministrati on menu, allow s y ou to print an image
calibration page to use for evaluating print job quality. The main benefi t of the calibration page is its usefulness in isolating problems that
affect pri nt quality.
To ev aluate pri nt quality, pri nt a calibration page from y our printer by
using the Special Pages submenu. See the Special Pages S ubmenu
section of chapter 2, “Printer Confi guration.” Then revi ew the calibrati on page using the follow ing description:
Diagonal Line
The di agonal line across the top of the calibration page show s the
quali ty of the di agonal line. At 600 dpi the li ne is less jagged than
at 300 dpi .
Halftone Bar (Black to White)
The v erti cal bar on the left side of the calibration page shows the
appearance of the current gamma correction v alue halftones. The
halftone bar illustrates the gray lev els from black to w hite.
Halftone Bar (White to Black)
The v erti cal bar on the right side of the calibration page show s
the appearance of the current gamma correcti on v alue halftones.
The halftone bar illustrates the gray lev els from w hite to black.
Printer Resolution
Thi s parameter i dentifi es the printer resoluti on i n dots per i nch.
The more dots per inch, the finer the resolution and the more perfect the elements look to the ey e.
Screen Frequency
Thi s parameter i dentifi es the number of screen lines.
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Page
Screen Angle
Thi s parameter i dentifi es the screen angle.
Dot Percent
Thi s parameter i dentifi es how the different halftone settings and
densities look at v arious gray lev els.
Font Samples
The different font samples show how sharp, smooth and clean
the tex t is at 600 dpi.
Vertical Resolution
The rectangle on the bottom left-hand si de of the calibration page
shows the increase in v ertical resolution at 600 dpi. Each bar
segment shifts down by 1/600''.
Dot Gain Area
The circle on the bottom-center part of the calibration page shows
the decrease in dot gain (dark area in the center of the ci rcle) at
600 dpi. The arc rotation is by 2 degrees. The near v ertical and
near horizontal lines are less jagged.
Horizontal Resolution
The rectangle on the bottom right-hand side of the calibration
page shows the i ncrease in horizontal resolution at 600 dpi. E ach
bar segment shifts ri ght by 1/600''.
For quick calibration, use the following procedure:
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1
Set the density or contrast using the density control lever
located inside the printer on the left side of the fuser assembly (see “About Print Density,” earlier in this chapter). The
standard setting is centered in the middle of the scale. A setting toward the thicker end of the scale darkens print, and a
setting toward the thinner end of the scale lightens it.
2
Through the control panel, selct a gamma correction settig
from the Administration/Engine submenu.
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Note: You may want to use the PostScript settransfer operator for
different gamma corrections not predefined in the printer.
3
Check your grayscale quality by printing a calibration page.
Use the Calibration Page option in the Administration/Special Pages submenu to print a status page.
4
Repeat steps 1 through 3 until you see the steps in the grayscale bar chart on the calibration page.
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Note: You may need to recalibrate each time you change the toner
cartridge.
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Printer Care
In This Chapter . . .
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Toner cartridge installation
Printer handling practices
Printer cleaning procedures
Introduction
Introduction
Quality printing requires uniform toner application and a clean paper
path. This chapter explains basic maintenance to keep your printer
running smoothly. It includes installing a toner cartridge, cleaning
printer parts, and general printer care.
When to Replace the Toner
Cartridge
The toner cartridge lasts for approximately 8,000 prints at 5% coverage. (For example, a one-page letter with no graphics.) When the cartridge toner supply runs low, the printer message TONER OUT
displays. Usually, parts of the page print lighter. It is your option
whether or not to continue printing when the engine senses it is out of
toner.
When toner is low, it is sometimes helpful to take the cartridge out of
the printer and redistribute the toner. This is done by gently rocking
the cartridge side to side. Then reinstall the cartridge. If the TONER
OUT message remains in the display panel after redistributing toner,
the cartridge must be replaced.
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Toner Cartridge
Handling the Toner Cartridge
The cartridge contains the toner and laser-sensitive drum needed to
operate the laser printer. The cartridge
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Is sensitive to light; do not expose it to direct sunlight after opening
Should be installed immediately after opening
Should be kept level for storage; do not stand or store the cartridge on its end
Contains a magnet; keep the cartridge away from CRTs, disk
drives, and floppy disks since damage may occur to stored data
Additional toner cartridges may be purchased from your QMS vendor.
Toner specifications are in appendix B, “Technical Specifications.”
Installing the Toner Cartridge
The toner cartridge contains the toner and laser-sensitive drum
needed to operate the laser printer.
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CA UTION : The toner cartridge is sensitive to direct sunlight. Do not remove
the cartridge from its protective bag until you are ready for installation.
1
Open the printer top cover.
2
Hold the new cartridge with both hands and gently rock it
from side to side.
This distributes toner inside the cartridge and helps assure quality printing.
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Toner Cartridge
3
Gently push the cartridge into the printer until it fits firmly.
4
Grasp the tab protruding from the left side of the cartridge
and flex it to break it loose.
5
Pull the tab straight out. Pull the attached 22 inches (55 cm)
of tape completely out of the cartridge. Discard the tab and
tape.
6
Close the printer top cover.
The toner cartridge is now ready for use.
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Handling the Printer
Handle the printer with care to preserve its life. Abuse may cause
damage.
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Do not place anything on the top of the printer.
Two or more people are required to move the printer. Never carry
or move the printer by lifting from the paper cassette slot. Lift the
printer from the bottom only.
Keep the output bin at minimum level. If paper stacks too high,
you may experience paper jams and excessive paper curl.
Do not leave the printer open for any length of time, especially in
well-lit places. Light may damage the toner cartridge.
Remove the toner cartridge before moving the printer. Never ship
printer with a toner cartridge installed.
If you are not going to use the printer for an extended length of
time
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Leave the cartridge inside the printer
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Keeping the Printer Clean
To maintain sharp print quality, clean the inside of the printer at the
following times:
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Every time the toner cartridge is changed
After printing 8,000 single-sided pages
Whenever print quality becomes unsatisfactory
The inside of the printer must be wiped clean of any toner residue and
paper dust. The areas requiring regular cleaning are
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The anti-static teeth
The transfer-guide lock-tray (green with handle)
The transfer-guide strip (silver metal)
The media-feed-guide area (black steel)
WARNING! Unplug the printer’s power cord before cleaning the printer.
A CHTUNG!
Ziehen Sie den Netzstecker aus der Steckdose bevor Sie den
Drucker reinigen.
Cleaning the Anti-Static Teeth
The anti-static teeth decrease the static charge placed on each sheet
of media as it passes through the printer. This allows the media to pull
toner from the toner cartridge drum. If the anti-static teeth are dirty, too
much of the static charge remains on the media and can cause light or
missing print on pages (especially in duplex operation).
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Printer Clean
To clean the anti-static teeth
1
Open the printer top cover to the upright position and
remove the cleaning brush from its position guides located
directly behind the control panel on the inside of the printer.
2
Use the cleaning brush to wipe clean the anti-static teeth.
Anti-static
teeth
Transfer
charging
roller
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Caution: Be careful not to touch the transfer charging roller when cleaning
the anti-static teeth. Finger oil, scratches, or other contaminants on the
roller may reduce print quality .
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Keeping the
Printer Clean
Cleaning the Transfer-Guide Lock-Tray and
Strip
The transfer-guide area controls the path of the media as it passes
through the printer. Dust can accumulate over time on these guides
and affect the appearance of your print. To clean the transfer-guide area
1
Make sure the printer’s power cord is unplugged and open
the printer top section.
2
With a water-dampened, soft cloth, gently wipe off any dust
that may have accumulated on the transfer-guide lock-tray
and the transfer-guide strip.
Transfer-
Transfer
guide lock- tray
charging
roller
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Caution: Be careful not to touch the transfer charging roller with the water-
moistened cloth. Finger oil, scratches, and other contaminants may reduce
the print quality.
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Cleaning the Media-Feed-Guide Area
The media feed guide area provides the media path between the
transfer guide area and the fuser assembly.
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WARNING : Be careful; the area around the fuser assembly is hot.
A CHTUNG!
Verletzungsgefahr! Bei Betrieb wird die Umgebung der
Fixiereinheit heib.
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Make sure the printer’s power cord is unplugged and open
the printer top section.
2
With a water-dampened, soft cloth, wipe off any accumulated
dust from the media feed guide area.
Fuser
assembly
Media
feed
guide
3
Using a dry, soft cloth, wipe the cleaned area to remove
moisture.
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Troubleshooting
Printer Problems
In This Chapter . . .
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Status messages
Printer problem checklist
Media jams
Problem descriptions
Print quality problems
Image defects
Placing a service call
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter provides information to aid you in resolving printer problems
you may encounter, or at least guide you to the proper sources of
help. You’ll find in this chapter tables of common status messages, a
problem checklist, and actions you should take when a specific problem occurs. There are step-by-step instruction for removing media
jams from the key locations along the media path, as well as descriptions of common print quality problems with corresponding solutions.
You’ll also find what information you’ll need to have before placing a
service call if one becomes necessary.
Status Messages
Printer control panel messages help you locate many problems.
When the printer needs operator assistance, the message window
displays one of the following messages:
Status message
Explanation
x ACTIVE JOBS
The printer is on line. x identifies the
number of jobs in process.
ADJUST INPUTBIN The specified input bin (cassette) isn’t
BIN
inserted correctly, or the cover is open.
INPUTBIN BIN
JAM
Media has jammed while being pulled
from the specified input bin.
CANCELLING JOB
The Cancel key has been pressed, and
the oldest job in the print queue is
being cancelled.
CLOSE ENGINE
DOOR(S)
One or more of the front or side covers
is open and must be closed.
DUPLEXER ABSENT The optional duplexer unit is not
installed.
DUPLEXER JAM
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Messages
IDLE
The printer is on line, but no jobs are in
process.
ILLEGAL DUPLEX
PRINTING
The optional envelope feeder was
selected as the input bin and the
duplexer as the output bin. The printer
does not support duplexing envelopes.
ILLEGAL MANUAL
FEED PRINTING
Media has been inserted in the manual
feed slot before the paper tray lifting
mechanism is in the ready position.
INITIALIZING
The printer is getting ready to go on
line.
INPUT IDLE
PRINTING
The printer is on line and printing jobs
already in the queue. No new jobs are
arriving at the communication
interfaces.
OUTPUTBIN
OUTPUTBIN FULL
The specified output bin is full.
OUTPUTBIN
OUTPUTBIN JAM
Media has jammed between the printer
engine and the specified output bin
(tray).
PRINTING STATUS A status page is printing
PUT SIZE PAPER The selected input bin (cassette) needs
IN INPUTBIN BIN paper of the specified size.
TEST PRINT
A test print page is printing.
TONER ABSENT
The toner cartridge is not installed.
TONER OUT
The engine’s toner cartridge is empty.
TRANSPORT JAM
Media has jammed while passing
through the engine.
WAITING FOR
IDLE
A job is in process. Access to the menu
is not allowed until the job is finished.
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Status
Messages
WAITING ON
INPUT
END JOB?
The compiler is waiting on incoming
data for the first job in the queue. The
job may not have an end-of-job
indicator and therefore cannot end. The
message clears if more input arrives
from the port or if you press the Cancel
key. No other jobs can be printed until
this job has ended.
WARMING UP
The printer is warming up.
Service Messages
When the printer requires service, operation stops and the message
window displays CALL FOR SERVICE followed by the location of the
problem and error number. Have this information available when you
call for service.
»
Note: A service message sometimes occurs as a result of an unusual
combination of events, not because of an actual problem. When the printer
stops and a service message displays in the message window, turn the
printer off and back on. This often clears the service message indicator and
printer operation resumes. Always try this before making a service call.
Service calls should be placed to the vendor from whom you purchased the printer. If you cannot get service from your vendor, see
appendix A, “QMS Customer Support.”
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PostScript
Errors
HP-GL Error Codes and PCL Error Codes
The following tables list error codes that could appear on the printer
message window when running HPGL or PCL emulations.
HPGL
Error
Code
Explanation
PCL
Error
Codes
Explanation
0
Not enough memory for
job.
0
Not enough memory for
job.
1
Too many
transformations.
1
State lost.
2
Math error.
2
Math error.
3
Job aborted.
3
Job aborted.
4
Instruction not
recognized.
4
Out of memory for
macros.
5
Wrong number of
parameters.
5
Disk full. Cannot store
fonts.
6
Out of range parameter,
or illegal character.
7
Not used.
8
Unknown character set.
9
Position overflow.
10
Buffer overflow.
6 - 13 Internal error 1 - 8.
PostScript Errors
If your printer is having trouble printing when using PostScript emulation, you should turn on the Error Handler in the control panel menu.
Error Handler is a diagnostic tool that identifies PostScript errors
encountered during a print job.
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Communication
Menu
Administration/Startup Options/Do Error Handler
Choices
Yes—Load the Error Handler.
No—Don’t load the Error Handler.
Default
No
Notes
Refer to the PostScript Language Reference Manual (Adobe
Systems Incorporated, Reading, PA: Addison-Wesley, 1990,
ISBN 0-201-18127-4) for information on PostScript errors.
Testing PC Communication
To test communication between your printer and your PC, first create
a short file that ejects a page from the printer. Then send the file to
the printer.
Creating the Test File
To create the test file, type the following commands at the DOS
prompt:
copy con printest.ps↵
showpage↵
^D^Z↵
You can use either uppercase or lowercase letters; however, you
must type the PostScript showpage operator in lowercase letters.
The ↵ symbol means to press the Enter key. To produce the ^D and
^Z, press and hold down the Ctrl key while you type the appropriate
letters (d and z). These characters signify the end of the file and must
always be included.
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Sending the Test File
Parallel Communication
1
To send the PRINTEST.PS file you just created to the printer,
type
print printest.ps↵
2
If you’re prompted for the name of the list device, type
lpt1↵
or type the name of the PC’s parallel port to which the printer is
connected (for example, lpt2 or lpt3).
»
Note: If the computer has more than one parallel port, they're probably
labeled. If not, check the computer documentation for the parallel port
names.
3
If the printer and PC are communicating, a blank page ejects
from the printer. Skip ahead to “PC Printing Software” to finish connecting the printer.
If a blank page doesn’t eject and you typed the file correctly, you
may want to check your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to see if LPT1 (the
parallel port) is being directed to COM1 (the serial port):
a
If the AUTOEXEC.BAT file contains the line
mode lpt1:=com1:
delete it.
b
Then type
mode lpt1:,,p↵
The P tells the PC to continue sending print jobs until the
printer accepts them.
c
Reboot the PC and try the communication test again.
See chapter 6, “Troubleshooting Printer Problems,” and refer
to your DOS documentation for more information.
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Communication
Serial Communication
1
To send the PRINTEST.PS file you just created to the printer,
type
print printest.ps↵
2
If you’re prompted for the name of the list device, type
com1↵
or type the name of the PC’s serial port to which the printer is
connected (for example, com2 or com3).
»
Note: If the computer has more than one serial port, they're probably
labeled. If not, check the computer documentation for the COM port
names.
3
If the printer and PC are communicating, a blank page ejects
from the printer. Skip ahead to “PC Printing Software” to finish connecting the printer.
If a blank page doesn’t eject and you typed the file correctly, you
may want to check your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in DOS to make
sure that the printer’s serial port settings match those of the PC.
a
Look for a command line like this in your AUTOEXEC.BAT
file:
mode com1: 9600,n,8,1,p
In this example, the serial port settings are 9600 for baud
rate, N (no) parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit. The P stands for
infinite retry.
»
Note: If the mode statement isn’t present in your AUTOEXEC.BAT
file, you may temporarily set the m o de parameters at the DOS
prompt to continue this test by typing the command line as shown
above. To make this setting permanent you will need to add the
m ode statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file and reboot the PC.
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b
Check the start-up page, which prints when you turn on the
printer (unless you disabled it). This tells you the current
serial port settings for the printer.
c
If the serial settings (baud rate, parity, data bits, and stop bits)
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shown on the start-up page match those in your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file, you need make no further changes. Go
to the section “Special PC Concerns,” later in this chapter.
If the printer’s serial port settings are different from your PC’s
settings, use the printer control panel, as described in the following section, “Changing Serial Port Settings,” to make them
match.
Changing Serial Port Settings
Since your printer is configured at the factory for the most typical
printing environments, the serial settings in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file
and on the start-up page may be the same. However, if they differ,
you must configure the printer to use the serial settings specified in
the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
The following instructions explains how to use the printer control
panel to configure the printer’s serial settings:
1
Press the printer control panel Online/Offline key.
The indicator goes out and the message window displays
IDLE
2
Press the Menu key to enter the top-level menu.
3
Press the Next key one or more times until the message window displays
OPERATOR CONTROL
ADMINISTRATION
4
Press the Select key to enter the Administration menu.
5
Press the Next key one or more times until the message window displays
ADMINISTRATION
COMMUNICATIONS
6
Press the Select key to enter the Communications menu.
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7
Press the Next key one or more times until the message window displays
COMMUNICATIONS
SERIAL
8
Press the Select key to enter the Serial menu.
9
Press the Next key one or more times until the message window displays
SERIAL
BAUD RATE
10 Press the Select key to enter the Baud Rate menu.
The message window displays the currently selected baud rate:
*9600 BAUD
»
Note: The asterisk * denotes the selection in the menu that is currently
active.
11 Press the Next key to cycle through the list of baud rates:
300 BAUD
600 BAUD
1200 BAUD
2400 BAUD
»
4800 BAUD
9600 BAUD
19200 BAUD
38400 BAUD
Note: RS232 baud rates 19200 and 38400 require RTS/CTS protocol.
XON/XOFF protocol is not supported at baud rates of 19200 and
38400.
12 When the baud rate you want is displayed, press the Select
key.
The message window momentarily displays
RATE
IS SELECTED
(where RATE is the baud rate you selected) and then
SERIAL
BAUD RATE
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13 If you want to change other settings, use the Next key to
scroll to the setting you want to change, then repeat the procedure described in steps 6 through 8. Otherwise press the
Online/Offline key.
The message window displays
SAVE CHANGES?
NO
14 To save your change, press the Next key so that the message window displays
SAVE CHANGES?
YES
15 Press the Select key to save the change.
The Online/Offline indicator lights, and the message window displays
IDLE
Verifying the Serial Port Setting Changes
1
Reboot the printer.
2
Compare the serial port settings listed on the start-up page
to those in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
3
Try the communication test again.
If a blank page ejects from the printer, the printer and the computer are communicating. Continue with “PC Printing Software,”
to finish connecting the printer. If a blank page does not eject and
you typed the file correctly, go to the “Printer Problem Checklist”
section later in this chapter and refer to your DOS documentation
for more information.
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Testing
Macintosh
Communication
Testing Macintosh
Communication
You can check communi cation between the printer selected in the
Chooser and the M acintosh by sendi ng a file to the printer from an
appli cation (see y our application documentation for more information)
or by printing a directory, as described here:
1
Display a disk or folder window.
2
Set up page information.
Choose P age Setup from the File menu. Select paper size, printing orientation, and any other necessary opti ons. Then select OK.
3
Print a directory or a window.
a
Choose P rint Di rectory or P rint Window from the Fi le menu. A
dialog box appears.
b
Select the printing options you want; then click OK.
For information on print media types and sizes, see chapter 3, “Daily
Operations.”
Printer Problem Checklist
This section contains a list of possible printer problems and solutions.
If you have just installed your printer, be sure you have followed the
steps in the QMS 1725 SLS Print System Setup Guide.
If there is no display message, use the following steps to identify the
source of your problem and to learn of possible solutions:
1
Does the printer power light come on?
YES - Go to number 2.
NO - Check the following:
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Checklist
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2
Is the power cord plugged into both the power outlet and
the printer?
Are both printer power switches in the On position (|)?
Is the power outlet working?
Does the line voltage from the power outlet match the
printer's power requirements? See appendix B, “Technical Specifications,” in your Reference guide.
Can you print a status page?
YES - Go to question 3.
NO - Check the following:
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3
Is the printer off line before you try to enter the Administration/Special Pages/Print Status menu? It should be.
Does the cassette have paper? If it is out of paper, the
PAPER OUT message displays and the Error indicator
lights.
Is the method of tray delivery configured correctly? See
chapter 2, “Printer Configuration.”
Are all the printer covers closed securely?
Is there a media jam? If a paper jam message displays
and the Error indicator lights, go to one of the following
sections in this chapter on clearing a media jam.
Is the printer receiving data from the computer? If the Data
indicator blinks after a file is sent, the printer is receiving the
data. If not, check the following:
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Is the printer on line? The online/offline indicator should
be on and the message window should display IDLE.
Has the emulation been changed from ESP to an emulation that doesn’t match the file you are sending. See
chapter 2, “Printer Configuration.”
Print a status page from the control panel. If you are
using the serial interface, is the baud rate (speed of data
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transmission) of the printer, the computer, and your software application the same? See chapter 2, “Printer Configuration.”
n
4
Is the printer printing codes or not printing at all when in
ESP mode?
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5
If you still cannot identify the problem, contact your QMS
vendor.
Reconfigure the port to the specific printer emulation of
the file you are trying to print. See chapter 2, “Printer
Configuration” for instructions, or use the PS Executive
Series Utilities to change modes.
If a PostScript file prints PostScript emulation statements
while in ESP mode, increase the ESP timeout. See chapter 2, “Printer Configuration” to change it from the control
panel, or use the PS Executive Series Utilities.
If you continue to have problems with the ESP mode
selecting the appropriate printer emulation, contact your
QMS vendor.
If nothing prints at all, do an engine test print.
On the front of the printer below the control panel and above the
power switch is a line indentation with an opening. Insert a pen or
end of a paper clip into the opening until you hear a slight click.
This should produce a page with vertical lines from one end to the
other. If the test print shows any pattern other than this, contact
your QMS vendor.
Media Jams
Locations
When a media jam occurs, the media path graphic on the printer's
control panel lights in the area closest to the location of the jam and a
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paper jam message displays in the message window. Frequent jams
in any area indicate that area should be checked, repaired, or
cleaned. Repeated jams may also happen if you are using the wrong
weight paper. Jams can occur in the following areas:
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Upper input bin
Lower input bin
Image transfer area
Fuser assembly area
Output area
Duplexing unit
After checking for and removing media from the areas indicated,
open and close the printer cover to clear the jam signal. If all the
jammed media has been removed, printing automatically restarts
when the cover is closed. If printing does not restart or if the printer
jams again, make sure that no pieces of media remain in the printer.
Clearing an Input Bin Media Jam
Follow these instructions to clear a media jam from the upper or lower
input bin:
1
M
Open the printer top cover and locate the transfer-guide
lock-tray.
WARNING : Be careful; the area around the transfer-guide and roller is
hot.
A CHTUNG!
Verletzungsgefahr! Bei Betrieb wird die Umbegung der
Papierführung heiß.
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2
Gently open the transfer-guide lock-tray and remove any
media.
If necessary, remove the cassettes from the printer first.
Transfer -guide
lock-tray
3
If you experience difficulty in removing the media, or if
media isn’t visible under the transfer-guide lock-tray, lift the
green lever on the inner metal plate to check for jammed
media under the metal plate. Remove the media.
Transferguide lock-tray
Green lever
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4
Restore the inner metal plate to its original position and
close the transfer-guide lock-tray.
Both must be properly in place before closing the printer or the
printer may be damaged.
5
Close the printer’s top cover.
Clearing an Image-Transfer Area Media Jam
To clear a media jam from the image-transfer area, follow these
steps:
1
M
Open the printer top cover and locate the transfer-guide
lock-tray.
WARNING : Be careful; the area around the transfer-guide and roller is
hot.
A CHTUNG!
Verletzungsgefahr! Bei Betrieb wird die Umbegung der
Papierführung heiß .
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2
Gently open the transfer-guide lock-tray and remove any
media by rolling it toward you.
Avoid touching the transfer roller. Be careful not to get the paper
near any clothing. It may contain some unfused toner.
Transfer
roller
Transfer-guide
lock-tray
3
O
After removing the media, close the transfer-guide lock-tray.
Caution: Make sure the transfer-guide lock-tray is properly in place
before closing the printer or the printer may be damaged.
4
Close the printer top cover.
Clearing a Fuser Assembly Area Media Jam
Use this procedure to clear a paper jam from the fuser assembly
area:
1
M
Open the printer top cover and locate the fuser assembly.
WARNING : Be careful; the area around the fuser assembly is hot.
A CHTUNG!
Verletzungsgefahr! Bei Betrieb wird die Umgebung der
Fixiereinheit heiß.
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2
If the jam is at the front of the fuser assembly, remove the
media by using the green plastic knob at the left of the fuser
and rolling it away from you.
Be careful not to get the media near any clothing. It may contain
some unfused toner.
Green
knob
Fuser
assembly
3
If the media is stuck in the rear of the fuser assembly, open
the green fuser assembly rear door.
Remove the media by turning the green plastic knob at the left of
the fuser to feed the media through the fuser assembly.
M
WARNING : Be careful; the area around the fuser assembly is hot.
A CHTUNG!
Verletzungsgefahr! Bei Betrieb wird die Umgebung der
Fixiereinheit heiß.
Fuser
assembly
rear door
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4
After removing the media, close the fuser assembly rear
door and make sure it is properly in place before closing the
printer or the printer may be damaged.
5
Close the printer top cover.
Clearing an Output Bin Media Jam
Follow these steps to clear a jam from the output area:
1
M
Open the printer top cover and locate the fuser assembly.
WARNING : Be careful; the area around the fuser assembly is hot.
A CHTUNG!
Verletzungsgefahr! Bei Betrieb wird die Umgebung der
Fixiereinheit heiß.
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2
If the media is jammed inside the fuser assembly, grasp the
edge of the media and remove it.
3
If the jammed media has passed completely through the
fuser assembly and is partially visible in the upper output
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bin, close the printer top cover, and then lift the media guide
arm and pull out the media slowly.
After removing the media, lower the media guide arm.
Media
guide arm
Clearing a Duplexer Media Jam
To clear a jam from the duplexing unit, follow these instructions:
1
Press lightly on the upper edge of the duplex access door on
the lower-left side of the printer.
2
The door clicks and springs open.
1
2
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Problem
Descriptions
3
Carefully remove any jammed media. Then close the duplex
access door.
Problem Descriptions
Paper Jam Message Stays On
If a PAPER JAM message stays on, open the printer and clear the
jam. If the message is still there, try opening and closing the top of the
printer again. See the preceding section on clearing media jams for
more information.
Data Indicator Stays Lit
If the printer has warmed up and the Data indicator stays on, two
problems may exist. If you are downloading additional typefaces, too
many can overload the printer’s memory, causing the printer to reset
and lose information previously downloaded to RAM. Make sure you
have enough printer memory.
On an LocalTalk network, Macintosh computers sometimes interfere
with each other. If this happens often, reinstall the LaserWriter and
Laser Prep files, which reset the printer. If neither of these is the problem, place a service call to your QMS vendor.
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Descriptions
No Advanced Status Page
If your printer prints a standard status page even though you’ve configured the printer in the Administration/Special Pages/Status Page
Type menu to print an advanced status page, your printer probably
doesn’t have enough free memory available. To print an advanced
status page you may need to reduce the amount of memory assigned
to one or more of the memory clients or add more memory (see the
“Memory” section in chapter 2,”Printer Configuration,” for information
about memory clients).
No Start-up Page
If the Ready indicator is on, but no start-up page prints, check the following:
1
Has the start-up page been disabled?
Use the PS Executive Series Utilities or the control panel to make
sure the start-up page is on.
2
Turn the printer off. From a cold start, the printer takes
approximately 1 to 2 minutes to warm up.
Be sure you wait long enough for a start-up page before suspecting a problem.
3
Check to be sure the paper cassettes are loaded with paper,
in place and secure.
4
Open the top cover of the printer and check for a media jam.
5
Make sure a toner cartridge is installed.
If you still have not solved the problem, you need to call your QMS
vendor for help. Go to the last section of this chapter, “Placing a Service Call.”
Printer Resets
Occasionally, Macintosh applications interfere with each other. Applications send a printer prep file to the printer at the beginning of each
document. Other prep files cannot be sent without resetting the
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Descriptions
printer. Monitor your activities to see if there is a correlation between
your use of a certain application and the printer resetting. If so, contact the application developer.
Downloading too many typefaces can overload the printer memory
and cause the printer to reset to default. Additional memory (RAM),
which can be used for font storage, is available and easily installed.
Contact your QMS vendor for information on RAM upgrades. See
chapter 8, “Printer Options.
If the printer resets in other circumstances, you should call your QMS
vendor for service.
Blank Pages
If a blank start-up page ejects or blank pages come out during a printing job, try the following:
1
Check the toner cartridge.
The image does not print if the cartridge is empty.
2
Be sure you have broken the tab on the side of the toner cartridge and removed the sealing tape.
3
If the toner cartridge is not empty, the sealing tape has been
removed, and blank pages are ejecting, take the cartridge
out, roll it from side to side, and reinstall the cartridge in the
printer.
4
If these solutions do not work, contact your QMS vendor to
purchase another toner cartridge.
Not All Pages Print
If the printer stops printing in the middle of your file, try the following:
1
Check your cable.
You could have the wrong kind of cable, or your printer may not
be configured for the correct cable and port.
2
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3
Check the message window to see if the cassette you are
using needs more media.
Printer Will Not Duplex
If the error message DUPLEXER ABSENT appears in the message
window, make sure you have the optional duplexing assembly correctly installed by referring to chapter 8, “Printer Options.” If you have
correctly installed the duplexing unit and configured the printer from
the front panel to duplex (Operator Control/Def.Duplex), but the
printer continues printing simplex, you may need additional memory
allocated to the frame buffer. See chapter 2, “Printer Configuration,” in
this guide for additional information on memory required for duplexing.
Print Quality Problems
Print quality problems are those related to the appearance of the
pages you print. Print quality problems include white lines on the
page, uneven blacks, and other print distortions.
First, refer to the appendix B, “Technical Specifications,” for recommended media types. If you are using recommended media and continue to have problems with the quality of your printed pages, try this
quick-check procedure:
1
Check the print density control lever on the inside of the
printer.
Change the setting and try printing another page. See chapter 4,
“Print Quality,” for information on setting the print density.
2
If the TONER OUT message is on, remove the toner cartridge
and gently rock it from side to side.
The toner can settle, and this procedure redistributes the toner.
Reinsert the cartridge and try printing again.
3
If the message remains on, replace the toner cartridge.
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4
Place a service call to your QMS vendor.
Printer Will Not Print 600 dpi
If you have configured the printer from the front panel to print at 600
dpi resolution but the printer continues printing 300 dpi, you may need
additional memory allocated to the frame buffer. See the “Memory”
section in chapter 2, “Printer Configuration,” for additional information
on memory configuration.
Image Defects
The following list includes several image defects with possible solutions. Try the solutions in the sequence given. If the solutions listed
don’t solve the problem, place a service call to your QMS vendor. See
the next section in this chapter, “Placing a Service Call.”
White or Light Lines
1
Remove the toner cartridge and gently rock it from side to
side as you would before installing a new cartridge.
This redistributes toner inside the cartridge. Reinstall the cartridge.
2
If step 1 does not solve the problem, install a new toner cartridge.
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1
Make sure you pulled the tab from the toner cartridge.
2
Increase the print density by adjusting the print density control lever inside the printer to the thick end of the wedgeshaped scale.
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3
Remove the toner cartridge and gently rock it from side to
side as you would when installing a new cartridge.
This redistributes toner inside the cartridge. Then, reinstall the
cartridge.
4
If steps 1, 2, and 3 do not solve the problem, install a new
cartridge.
Dark Image (Entire Page)
1
Decrease print density by adjusting the print density control
lever inside the printer to the thin end of the wedge-shaped
scale.
2
Remove the toner cartridge and gently rock it from side to
side as you would when installing a new cartridge.
This redistributes toner inside the cartridge. Then, reinstall the
cartridge.
3
If steps 1 and 2 do not solve the problem, install a new toner
cartridge.
Stain Along the Edge of the Page
Install a new toner cartridge.
Stains on the Back of the Page
The media path may be dirty. Clean the media path area. See chapter
5 “Printer Care,” for more information.
Image Easily Smears when Rubbed
Place a service call.
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Placing a
Service Call
Placing a Service Call
If you have a problem you cannot resolve, contact your QMS vendor.
Your QMS vendor is best equipped to immediately handle any problem you may encounter.
If you have technical questions your vendor is unable to answer, you
can call or fax questions to QMS Customer Technical Assurance (See
Appendix A, “QMS Customer Support” for information on contacting
QMS Customer Technical Assurance). If you’ve determined your
printer needs to be examined by a QMS service technician, contact
QMS National Service for work inside the US, or one of the QMS
international offices for work outside of the US. (National and international contacts are listed in appendix A, “QMS Customer Support.”)
Before calling, be sure you have the answers to these questions
handy to help our technicians serve you more quickly:
1
What is your printer model and serial number?
2
What kind of host computer do you have?
3
What operating system do you have and what version?
4
What interface are you using? If serial, what protocol?
5
What application are you using?
6
What is the emulation of the file you're trying to print? In
what emulation mode is the port?
7
What is the firmware revision number for your printer? (It is
listed on both the status and start-up pages.)
8
If you can print, have a status page available.
Your service representative needs to know these things prior to helping you.
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Professional
Printing
In This Chapter . . .
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About typefaces and fonts
Typography terms
Typeface classification
Resident fonts
Postscript typeface sampler
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter defines common terms used in the description of fonts
and typefaces, and displays the printer’s resident typefaces.
About Typefaces and Fonts
Many of the terms and phrases used in desktop publishing are
derived from the language of professional printers and typesetters.
This section explains common words and phrases used when discussing typefaces.
Typeface
A named design of a set of
printed characters, such as
Times, that has a specified
obliqueness (degree of slant)
and stroke weight (thickness of
stroke). It does not define a
particular size.
Font
A set of characters of the same
typeface (such as Times), style
(such as italic), stroke weight
(such as bold), and point size
(such as 10). Although you hear
the term “font” used more
generally, as if referring to a
typeface, it’s really a subset of a
typeface.
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Typeface Family
A group of similar typefaces.
For example, the Times
typeface family consists of four
typefaces: Times Roman, Times
Bold, Times Italic, and Times
Bold Italic.
Character Set
A collection of symbols
designed for various printing
applications. Many character
sets are composed of the
letters (uppercase and
lowercase A-Z), digits (0-9),
and any symbol (such as blank
space, dollar sign, and
ampersand). Other character
sets are composed entirely of
symbols.
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Typeface
Classification
Typeface Classification
One way of classifying the different typefaces is to group them into
the following categories:
Serif
A serif is a decorative line or tail on the ends of the strokes of a letter.
Serifs, usually on the lower half of a letter, have also been
referred to as feet or curlicues.
Courier, ITC Bookman, New
Century Schoolbook, Palatino,
and Times are serif typefaces. In the example shown, all the letters
except “e” and “o” have serifs.
Times Roman
Sans Serif
Sans serif (“sans” is French for
“without”) indicates a typeface
without any of these small tails. A
sans serif typeface is decorative by the shape and styling of its letters
but has less detail than a serif typeface. Helvetica, Helvetica
Condensed, Helvetica Narrow, and ITC Avant Garde Gothic are all
sans serif typefaces. In the example shown above, the slight curving
at the bottom of the letters “t” and “a” is not a serif. It is part of the line
forming the letter rather than a decorative line added on.
Helvetica
Script
Script typefaces simulate handwriting or brush lettering. Each letter is
connected visually, if not
physically. ITC Zapf Chancery is a
script typeface.
Zapf Chancery
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Typography
Terms
Pi or Symbol
Pi or symbol typefaces are
collections of assorted specialpurpose characters (for example,
decorative, graphic, math, or
monetary characters). They are
especially useful for highlighting
items in lists, providing graphics, and displaying symbols that might
otherwise have to be drawn in by hand. Many typefaces today include
a complement of the more commonly used pi characters. Symbol and
ITC Zapf Dingbats are pi typefaces.
Σψµβολ
Typography Terms
Monospacing
The terms “monospaced” and “fixed-pitch” refer to a typeface whose
characters all have uniform and equal spacing. These typefaces are
useful for spreadsheets and other documents with columnar data.
Monospacing is the opposite of proportional spacing.
Proportional Spacing
The term “proportionally spaced” refers to a typeface in which the
width of each character varies. For example, the letter “i” is thinner
than the letter “m” and therefore takes up less space. Proportional
spacing saves page space and is easier on the eye. This manual’s
text uses the Helvetica font, a proportionally spaced typeface.
alphabet
alphabet
Because proportionally spaced typefaces place each character according to its individual size, they
increase legibility and readability.This
example shows the difference
between a monospaced typeface (Courier) and a typeface (Times).
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Typography
Terms
Bitmapped Font
A bitmapped font is a one in which each
character is represented by a set of dot
patterns. Each font size requires a different
set of dot patterns.
Scalable Font
A scalable font is one in which each character’s dot pattern (bitmap)
is generated from a mathematical representation (or outline) of the
character. Scalable fonts eliminate the need to store many different
font sizes.
Point Size
Point size refers to the height of a proportionally spaced typeface. A
point is a unit of measure equal to 1/72". Therefore, the larger the point
size, the larger the letter. The following example shows a character in
8, 10, 12, 24, and 36 point sizes:
AB
C
DE
Pitch
Pitch refers to the number of characters per horizontal inch (cpi) in a
monospaced typeface.Therefore, the larger the pitch, the smaller the
letter. For example, a ten-pitch typeface
mathematic
prints ten characters per inch (or 10 cpi)
while a twelve-pitch typeface prints
0
1
twelve characters per inch (or 12 cpi).
mathematical
The example shows ten-pitch and twelve0
1
pitch Courier.
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Typography
Terms
Stroke Weight
Pa
lat
ino
Pa
lat
in
o
Stoke weight (light/medium/bold) is the
width (thickness), of the lines (strokes) that
make up a character. The example at left
shows the medium and bold weights of
Palatino.
Italic and Oblique Forms
Italic was originally developed in
the early sixteenth century as a
typeface based on cursive
handwriting. Today’s italics are still
individually crafted typefaces
designed to blend with a specific roman (upright) typeface.
Times Roman
Times Italic
ITC Avant Garde Roman
ITC Avant Garde Oblique
Oblique (or slanted) type forms, however, are not designed and
crafted individually but are mechanically slanted versions of the
roman form from which they derive.
Orientation
Orientation is the direction of the print or image on a page. Portrait
orientation reads from left to right, across the narrower dimension of
the page. Landscape orientation also reads from left to right but
places the print across the wider dimension of the page. Spreadsheet
and table applications commonly use landscape printing. Both terms
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Resident Fonts
derive from painting; a portrait is usually a vertical view while a landscape is usually a horizontal view.
Portrait
AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnop
qrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcde
fghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrst
uvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefg
hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
wxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnop
qrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcde
fghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrst
uvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefg
hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
wxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnop
qrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcde
fghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrst
uvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefg
hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
wxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnop
qrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcde
fghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrst
Landscape
AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbc
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefg
hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijkl
mnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmno
pqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrs
tuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw
wxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
AbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbc
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefg
hijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijkl
mnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmno
pqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrs
tuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzAbcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw
Resident Fonts
Resident PostScript Fonts
The following 39 PostScript fonts are resident in your printer. See
your QMS vendor if you are interested in expanding your printer's
typeface families.
All of these typeface families are authentic: they are licensed, they
carry the true name, and they have multilingual character sets.
Serif Fonts
ITC Bookman Light
ITC Bookman Light Italic
ITC Bookman Demibold
ITC Bookman Demibold Italic
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Palatino Roman
Palatino Italic
Palatino Bold
Palatino Bold Italic
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Resident Fonts
New Century Schoolbook Roman
New Century Schoolbook Italic
New Century Schoolbook Bold
New Century Schoolbook Bold
Italic
Times Roman
Times Italic
Times Bold
Times Bold Italic
Courier
Courier Oblique
Courier Bold
Courier Bold Oblique
Sans Serif Fonts
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book
Oblique
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demibold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demibold
Oblique
Helvetica Condensed
Helvetica Condensed Oblique
Helvetica Condensed Bold
Helvetica Condensed Bold Oblique
Helvetica
Helvetica Oblique
Helvetica Bold
Helvetica Bold Oblique
Helvetica Narrow
Helvetica Narrow Oblique
Helvetica Narrow Bold
Helvetica Narrow Bold Oblique
Script Font
ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic
Pi or Symbol Fonts
Σψµβολ (Symbol)
Dingbats (ITC Zapf Dingbats)
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Resident Fonts
Resident HP PCL Fonts
Your printer has the following resident HP PCL fonts. All fonts can be
automatically rotated to landscape orientation. Some are fixed in pitch
and point size while others are scalable. Unless otherwise noted,
samples are show in 10 point size.
Serif Fonts
Courier 12 pitch 10 point
Courier 12 pitch 10 point
Italic
Courier 12 pitch 10 point
Bold
Courier 10 pitch 12
point
Courier 10 pitch 12
point Italic
Courier 10 pitch 12
point Bold
Times (scalable)
Times Italic (scalable)
Times Bold (scalable)
Times Italic Bold (scalable)
Sans Serif Fonts
Univers (scalable)
Univers Italic (scalable)
Univers Bold (scalable)
Univers Italic Bold (scalable)
Univers Condensed (scalable)
Univers Condensed Italic (scalable)
Univers Condensed Bold (scalable)
Univers Condensed Italic Bold (scalable)
Pi or Symbol Font
Dingbats (ITC Zapf Dingbats)
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Resident Fonts
Resident HP-GL Symbol Sets
Your printer has the following resident HP-GL symbol sets. All come
in both fixed- and variable-spaced versions, and all are scalable.
9825 Character Set
ANSI ASCII
French/German
ISO French
ISO German
ISO IRV (International Reference
Version)
ISO Italian
ISO Norway, Version 1
ISO Norway, Version 2
ISO Portuguese
ISO Spanish
ISO Swedish
ISO Swedish For Names
ISO United Kingdom
JIS ASCII
Katakana
Roman Extensions
Scandinavian
Spanish/Latin American
Special Symbols
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Printer Options
In This Chapter . . .
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Envelope feeder
Duplexer assembly
Font and security cards
Downloadable emulations and print system software
Single in-line memory (SIMMs)
Installing optional interfaces
Internal and external hard disks
Introduction
Introduction
The QMS 1725 SLS Print System has many options which expand its
capabilities. The following are available for purchase from your QMS
vendor:
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Paper cassettes in A4, letter, legal, and executive size
High capacity feeder(1500-sheet capacity)
Automatic envelope feeder (100-sheet capacity)
Duplexer assembly
Font and emulation cards
Security card
Memory upgrades (RAM expansions)
Optional network interfaces
Internal hard disk drives
External hard disk drives
Dataproducts parallel conversion
If your vendor cannot offer optional accessories for your printer,
please see appendix A, “QMS Customer Support.”
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Additional
Paper
Cassettes
Additional Paper Cassettes
Additional paper cassettes let you switch paper size, color, and type
without having to unload and load paper into the cassette. Keep
replacement cassettes close by, and you can easily change paper by
slipping one cassette out and another in. Each cassette has a capacity of 500 sheets.
The Envelope Feeder
With the optional envelope feeder, you can print up to 100 business
or personal-size envelopes at a time. This tray lets you print mailing
addresses on envelopes pre-printed with logos or addresses. It even
allows you to print your own logo and return address, along with the
mailing addresses.
Selecting Envelopes
Envelopes must meet the specifications listed in appendix B, “Technical Specifications.” They should be the top-flap type with pre-folded
sealing flaps. The leading edge (the edge that feeds into the printer)
must be thin and well creased. End-flap envelopes, envelopes with
transparent windows, and envelopes with three or more layers on the
left and right edges are not recommended.
Installing the Envelope Feeder
Envelopes must be properly loaded for the envelope feeder to function correctly.
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The Envelope
Feeder
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1
Turn the printer power switches off and remove the upper
paper cassette.
2
Remove the envelope feeder slot-cover located above the
upper paper cassette slot by pushing it in and then down.
3
Replace the cover of the upper cassette with the special
paper cassette cover.
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Feeder
4
Reinstall the upper paper cassette in the printer.
5
Take the envelope feeder in both hands, line up the positioning arms with the openings in the printer and insert the envelope feeder as far as it goes.
Positioning Arms
Printer Options
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The Envelope
Feeder
6
Open the envelope feeder cover and the envelope extension
tray as shown.
7
Lift the paper weight up and insert the envelopes in the
feeder as far as they will go before meeting resistance.
Paper
Weight
8
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Adjust the envelope feed guides located on both sides of the
envelopes to match the size of the envelopes.
Note: Arrange the envelopes so that they press lightly against the
envelope feed guides. Do not adjust the guides too tightly; otherwise, a
jam may occur.
9
Close the envelope feeder cover.
10 Turn the printer power switches back on.
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Duplexer
Assembly
11 Configure your printer for envelope printing through the
control panel.
a
Use the M anual Feed Size option (Operator Control/M anual
Feed Size) to select the env elope size.
b
S elect the output bin (Operator Control/Outputbin).
S ee chapter 2, “Printer Configurati on,” in this guide for control
panel instructi ons.
You’re now ready to print env elopes.
Duplexer Assembly
The optional duplexing unit allows you to print on both sides of a
sheet of paper using either manual feed or automatic feed from a
paper cassette. Additional memory is required for duplexing at 600
dpi resolution on legal-size media. The following chart represents the
minimum amount of memory needed to print various paper sizes at
300 or 600 dpi resolution. In most cases, the minimum amount of
memory does not allow the printer to run at rated speed. The
amounts shown assume the Page Recovery function (Administration/
Engine/Page Recovery) is turned on.
300 dpi
600 dpi
Paper Size
Simplex
Duplex
Simplex
Duplex
Letter
8MB
8MB
8MB
12MB
Legal
8MB
8MB
12MB
16MB
A4
8MB
8MB
8MB
12MB
Executive
8MB
8MB
8MB
12MB
Installing the Duplexer Assembly
A Phillips screwdriver is needed for this procedure. To install the
duplexer assembly
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Duplexer
Assembly
1
Turn both power switches off and unplug the power cord.
2
Remove the upper and lower paper cassettes from the
printer.
3
Loosen the screw on the metal plate in the lower paper cassette slot with a Phillips screwdriver.
B e careful not to drop the screw i nsi de the printer.
4
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Insert a finger or a screwdriver in the hole and slide the
catch to the left as far as it goes while lifting the plate
upward.
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Assembly
5
Pull the plate to the right and toward you to remove it from
the slot.
S tore the plate in a safe place i n case y ou remov e the duplex er
from the printer. I f y ou do remov e the duplex er, thi s plate should
be reinstalled to ensure that the printer operates properly.
6
Remove the two screws on the duplexing unit slot-cover.
7
Push in a little on the right edge of the duplexing unit slotcover to unlock it. Then, slide the cover off to the right.
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Duplexer
Assembly
8
Remove the four screws holding the inner cabinet in place,
and pull out the inner cabinet.
S tore the i nner cabinet i n a safe place i n case y ou ev er remov e
the duplex ing unit from the printer. If y ou do remov e the duplex i ng
unit from the printer, you must reinstall the inner cabinet.
9
Insert the duplexing unit into the printer as shown.
10 Replace the four screws that were removed in step 8.
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Font and
Emulation
Cards
11 Replace the duplexing slot-cover, and reinstall the two
screws that were holding it in place.
12 Replace the paper cassettes.
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Note: Do not attempt to use the duplexer for envelopes, labels, or
transparencies.
13 Plug in the power cord, turn both power switches on, and
check the control panel to make sure the printer is ready to
print.
The message w indow should read
IDLE
.
Font and Emulation Cards
The two slots on the front, right side of the printer, below the bottom
paper tray, may be used to expand the font and/or emulation capabilities of your printer. Both slots accept optional font, emulation, and
security cards. Optional emulations may require additional RAM to
operate properly. Contact your QMS vendor for font and emulation
availability for your printer.
The printer supports up to two cards at once. Follow these steps to
install a card:
1
If you are using an HP ProCollection font card, turn off the
printer.
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Font and
Emulation
Cards
Otherwise, press the O nli ne/Offli ne key to take the printer off li ne.
The indicator li ght should be off.
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Caution : The printer must be off line (the Online/Offline indicator should
be off) before you insert or remove cards. Press the Online/Offline key to
turn the indicator off. If you forget to take the printer off line before
inserting or removing a card, turn the printer power off and back on to
regain access to the printer's resident fonts and data stored in the
printer's memory.
2
To insert a font or emulation card, slide it into either slot with
the label side facing up.
3
Put the printer back on line.
To remove a card
1
If you are using an HP ProCollection font card, turn off the
printer.
Otherwise, press the O nli ne/Offli ne key to take the printer off li ne.
The indicator li ght should be off.
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2
Pull the card out gently.
3
Put the printer back on line.
Note: If you are using an application, make sure the printer driver installed
supports the fonts in the card. If not, contact your application
manufacturer for support.
To download an emulation to a hard disk, refer to “Installing an
Optional Emulation” later in this chapter. To download HP PCL fonts
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Emulation
Cards
to the hard disk, refer to the QMS Crown Document Option Commands manual.
Installing an Optional Font
After you have accessed the Administration/Disk Operations menu,
press the control panel keys in the order shown in the following table.
The printer responds by displaying a status message in the message
window (DSK refers to the hard disk number, and CAR0 and CAR1
refer to the font card slot number).
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Note: You may need to press the Next key one or more times to advance
through the list of selections or options.
Key
Purpose
Message
Select
Accesses the Administration/Disk
Operations/Install Option menu.
Select
Accesses the Format Disk/Dsk#: menu. INSTALL OPTION
DSK#: x
Next
Scrolls through the list of attached
disks.
Select
Selects the disk and accesses the card INSTALL SOURCE
address from which the optional font is CAR#: x
being installed.
Select
Prompts you to insert the font card in
INSTALL OPTION
one of the card slots below the printer’s INSERT MEDIA
media cassette.
Menu
DISK OPERATIONS
INSTALL OPTION
FORMAT DISK
DSK: x
Begins reading data from the card and
installing the appropriate files on the
hard disk This usually takes several
minutes.
INSTALL OPTION
READING DATA...
Acknowledges completion of the
installation process.
INSTALL OPTION
INSTALL COMPLETE
Exits from the Install Option menu and
returns to the Disk Operations menu.
DISK OPERATIONS
INSTALL OPTION
After the option is installed, remove the card from the slot and place
the printer back on line.
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Font and
Emulation
Cards
Removing an Optional Font
Use the Administration/Disk Operations/Remove Option to remove
optional fonts from your hard disk. You need the original font card
containing the files. The Remove Option compares the contents of
the card against the contents of the hard disk and then deletes the
matching files from the hard disk.
After you have accessed the Administration/Disk Operations menu,
press the control panel keys in the order shown in the following table.
The printer responds by displaying a status message in the message
window (DSK refers to the hard disk number, and CAR0 and CAR1
refer to the font or card number).
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Note: You may need to press the Next key one or more times to advance
through the list of selections or options.
Key
Purpose
Message
Select
Accesses the Administration/Disk
Operations/Remove Option menu.
DISK OPERATIONS
REMOVE OPTION
Select
Accesses the Remove Option/Dsk#:
menu.
REMOVE OPTION
DSK#: x
Next
Scrolls through the list of attached
disks.
REMOVE OPTION
DSK: x
Select
Selects the disk and accesses the card REMOVE SOURCE
address from which removal information CAR#: x
is being read.
Select
Prompts you to insert the font card in
REMOVE OPTION
one of the card slots below the printer’s INSERT MEDIA
media cassette.
Begins reading data from the card and REMOVE OPTION
removing the appropriate fonts from the READING DATA...
hard disk. This usually takes several
minutes.
Menu
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Acknowledges completion of the
installation process.
REMOVE OPTION
REMOVE COMPLETE
Exits the Install Option menu and
returns to the Disk Operations menu.
DISK OPERATIONS
REMOVE OPTION
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Emulation
Cards
After the option is removed, remove the card from the slot and place
the printer back on line.
Installing Optional Emulation Cards
Use the Install Option selection from the Disk Operations menu.
Refer to the instructions earlier in this for help using the printer control
panel. To install an optional emulation, use this procedure:
1
Make sure the printer is on and idle. From the Administration
menu, select the Disk Operations submenu.
2
Press the Next key until INSTALL OPTION displays.
3
Press the Select key.
Then press the Nex t key until the destination of the optional emulation displays in the message w indow.
4
Press the Select key.
Then press the Nex t key unti l the source of the optional emulati on
displays in the message w indow.
5
Press the Select key.
You are prompted to insert the emulation card into the card slot.
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The hard disk then copies the contents of the card. When all
of the contents are copied, press the Menu key to exit the
menu. Press the Online/Offline key to allow the printer to
receive data from the host.
Removing a Printer Emulation
Use the Remove Option menu selection if you need to remove an
installed option from the hard drive. To remove an emulation, you
need the original emulation card containing the emulation files. The
Remove Option selection in the Disk Operations submenu compares
the contents of the emulation card with the contents of the hard drive.
The matching files are then deleted from the hard drive. To remove a
printer emulation, follow this procedure:
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Font and
Emulation
Cards
1
Make sure the printer is on and idle. From the Administration
menu, select the Disk Operations submenu.
2
Press the Next key until REMOVE OPTION displays.
3
Press the Select key.
Then press the Nex t key until the address of the hard disk contai ning the opti onal emulation display s in the message w indow.
4
Press the Select key.
Then press the Nex t key until the address of the card containi ng
the emulation di splay s i n the message wi ndow.
5
Press the Select key.
You are prompted to insert the emulation card into the card slot.
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The hard disk then reads the contents of the card and the
matching files are deleted from the hard disk. When all the
matching files are deleted, press the Menu key to exit the
menu. Press the Online/Offline key to allow the printer to
receive data from the host.
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Downloading
an Emulation
From Disk
Downloading an Emulation
From Disk
Optional emulations, such as LN03 and QUIC II, are available as
PostScript files on floppy disks. This section describes how to download an optional emulation from the floppy disk to the printer’s hard
disk.
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Note: At least one hard disk (internal or external) must be installed on the
printer before you can download an emulation. If more than one hard disk is
available, the emulation automatically installs itself on the disk with the
most free storage space.
Once an emulation is downloaded, the only way to remove it is
to reformat the hard disk (using the Administration/Disk Operations/Format Disk menu or PS Executive Series Utilities).
Procedure
1
If necessary connect the PC to the printer’s parallel or serial
port.
2
Turn on the printer, and wait for IDLE to appear in the message window.
3
Insert the emulation disk in your PC’s 3.5" disk drive, and
change to that drive (for example, if you’re using the A drive,
type a:↵).
4
Send the emulation to the printer’s hard disk.
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If your P C and printer are connected through the parallel port,
ty pe
copy /b *.ps lpt#↵
w here
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i s 1 to 3. (/b refers to binary fi les.)
If y our P C and printer are connected through the serial port,
ty pe
copy /b *.ps com#
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Security Card
w here
5
#
i s 1 to 4. (/b refers to binary fi les.)
When the downloading is complete, reboot the printer.
The emulation is ready to be used.
Security Card
A security card is available to set passwords for the Operator Control
and the Administration menus. When a security card is installed, the
Installation menu appears in the printer's menu structure.
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Caution : The printer must be off line (the Online/Offline indicator should be
off) before you insert or remove cards. Press the Online/Offline key to turn
the indicator off. If you forget to take the printer off line before inserting or
removing a card, turn the printer power off and back on to regain access to
the data stored in the printer’s configuration menu.
The security card uses the same card slots as the font and emulation
cards. The card slots are located on the front, right side of the printer,
below the bottom paper tray. To install a security card, use the following procedure:
1
Make sure the printer is off line.
The Online/Offline indicator li ght should be off.
2
To insert a security card, slide it into either slot with the label
side facing up.
3
Press the Menu key.
4
Press the Next key until the message window displays
CONFIGURATION
INSTALLATION
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Press the Select key.
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Security Card
6
Press the Next key to view the following options: Operator
Passwrd, Use Operator Pwd, Admin Password, and Use
Admin Pwd.
7
To protect the Operation menu, use the Operator Passwrd
option to select the password and then Use Operator Pwd to
turn on this option.
8
To protect the Administration menu, use the Admin Password option to select the password and then Use Admin Pwd
to turn on this option.
9
Once passwords are activated, press the Menu key to exit
the menu. The following message is displayed
SAVE CHANGES?
*NO
10 Press the Next key until YES is displayed on the bottom line
of the display window. Then press Select. Remove the security card from the card slot and put the printer back on line.
Once a menu is password protected, you cannot enter the menus or
make changes in it until you enter a valid password. You’ll know
whether or not the menu is password protected when you press the
Select key when trying to enter the menu structure. If the menu is
password protected, ENTER PASSWORD appears on the message
window. Passwords are entered as alphanumeric values. If you enter
an invalid password, the message window flashes INVALID PASSWORD for three seconds, and then returns to the parent menu. If you
forget the password, the System Administrator can easily recover it
by following the installation procedure again. When the correct password is entered, the submenu displays. The password for these two
menus may be the same or different. See “Installation Menu” in chapter 2, “Printer Configuration,” for more information.
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Note: Password protection does not prevent software commands from
changing functions.
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Removing and
Re-installing
the Tray
Assembly
Removing and Re-installing
the Tray Assembly
When you are installing the next four printer options (memory,
optional interface, Centronics to Dataproducts conversion, and internal hard disk drive), the internal tray assembly must be accessed first.
Use the following instructions to remove the tray assembly from the
printer and to reinstall the tray assembly once the printer option has
been installed. A small-point Phillips screwdriver is needed for this
procedure.
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Caution : It's very important to protect the printer tray assembly from
electrostatic damage while performing this task.
If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach
one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient electrical
ground (for example, the bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the back of
a computer, that is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the wrist
strap to any piece of equipment with an electrical current present. Turn off
all power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal surfaces, and
telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The printer isn't an
acceptable grounding point either because it must be unplugged before you
perform this task.
If you don't have an anti-static wrist strap, discharge your body's static
electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any printer
boards or components and before removing the tray assembly cover.
Redischarge your body each time after walking around and before touching
the printer tray assembly again. Handle the tray carefully, and try to handle
it by the edges only.
Removing the Tray Assembly
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Note: The following procedure is written for the system administrator. Do
not attempt this procedure if you have no experience working with circuit
boards.
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Removing and
Re-installing
the Tray
Assembly
1
Turn off both power switches and remove the power cord.
Disconnect all interface cables (parallel, serial, LocalTalk, SCSI
and optional network interface cables) from the printer.
2
Position the printer so that the right side of the printer (to the
right of the control panel) is facing you.
3
Remove the two screws on each end of the side panel by
turning the screws counterclockwise to remove the side
panel.
4
Remove the five screws on the metal tray assembly cover.
5
Remove the metal cover revealing the tray assembly.
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Removing and
Re-installing
the Tray
Assembly
6
Unplug the two connectors on the tray assembly.
The connector on the left is released by opening the ejector
sw itches on each side of the connector and then pulli ng out the
connector. The connector on the ri ght is released by pressi ng in
the tab on each side with one hand and pulli ng the connector out
w ith the other hand.
Connectors
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Remove the tray assembly screw located to the right of the
fan to release the tray assembly.
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Re-installing
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From the front of the printer, pull the tray assembly straight
out until it reaches the safety catches.
9
Momentarily lift the tray to gently pull it over the safety
catches.
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Caution: Do Not continue lifting the tray assembly as you slide it out
of the printer. After the tray assembly has been lifted over the safety
catches, allow the tray to return to a level, horizontal position. Then pull
the tray assembly straight out.
Take the tray assembly completely out of the printer.
You are now ready to install an optional feature in the printer. Follow
the instructions for the feature you are installing, then return to the
next section, “Re-installing the Tray Assembly” to complete the procedure.
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Removing and
Re-installing
the Tray
Assembly
Re-installing the Tray Assembly
After installing a memory upgrade, an optional interface, or an internal hard disk drive, use the following instructions to re-install the tray
assembly.
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CAUTION : It's very important to protect the printer tray assembly from
electrostatic damage while performing this task.
If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach
one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient electrical
ground (for example, the bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the back of
a computer, that is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the wrist
strap to any piece of equipment with an electrical current present. Turn off
all power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal surfaces, and
telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The printer isn't an
acceptable grounding point either because it must be unplugged before you
perform this task.
If you don't have an anti-static wrist strap, discharge your body's static
electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any printer
boards or components and before removing the tray assembly cover.
Redischarge your body each time after walking around and before touching
the printer tray assembly again. Handle the tray carefully, and try to handle
it by the edges only.
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Note: The following procedure is written for the system administrator. Do
not attempt this procedure if you have no experience working with circuit
boards.
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Re-installing
the Tray
Assembly
1
Using both hands, carefully re-insert the tray assembly in the
slot on the front of the printer.
2
Replace the tray assembly screw in the hole located to the
right of the fan.
Tighten the screw by turning it clockwise.
3
Reconnect the two connectors on the tray assembly.
You should hear them snap into place.
4
Replace the metal tray assembly cover using five screws to
secure.
The top of the cov er must be inserted in a slot abov e the openi ng
and the cov er must be pushed in from the bottom to ali gn the
holes.
5
Replace the side panel and secure it using two screws.
6
Reconnect all interface cables and the power cord and turn
both printer power switches on.
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Memory
Modules
(SIMMs)
Memory Modules (SIMMs)
Additional printer memory on small boards called single in-line memory modules, or SIMMs, allows you to download more fonts, increase
the printer's buffers (where it stores data sent from the computer),
and duplex print at a higher resolution.
Your printer comes standard with 13 MB RAM and can be upgraded
through the installation of additional SIMMs to a maximum of 32 MB.
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Note: When installing a memory upgrade, make sure the memory added is
distributed among memory clients. See the Memory submenu section in
chapter 2, “Printer Configuration,” for more information on memory
distribution.
Installing a SIMM
If you are replacing a 4 MB SIMM with an 8 or 16 MB SIMM, you
should first read the “Removing a SIMM” section of this chapter.
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Note: The following instructions are written for the system administrator.
Do not attempt this procedure if you have no experience working with circuit
boards.
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Memory
Modules
(SIMMs)
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Caution : It's very important to protect the printer tray assembly from
electrostatic damage while performing this task.
If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach
one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient electrical
ground (for example, the bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the back of
a computer, that is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the wrist
strap to any piece of equipment with an electrical current present. Turn off
all power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal surfaces, and
telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The printer isn't an
acceptable grounding point either because it must be unplugged before you
perform this task.
If you don't have an anti-static wrist strap, discharge your body's static
electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any printer
boards or components and before removing the tray assembly cover.
Redischarge your body each time after walking around and before touching
the printer tray assembly again. Handle the tray assembly carefully, and try
to handle it by the edges only.
To install a SIMM, follow these steps:
1
Access the tray assembly by following the instructions in
“Removing the Tray Assembly,” earlier in this chapter.
2
Remove the new SIMM from the anti-static bag.
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Memory
Modules
(SIMMs)
3
Hold the new SIMM at a 45° angle with the notch on the lefthand side. Slide the new SIMM into the open SIMM connector
closest to the previously installed boards.
Notch
45
4
Tilt the SIMM up to a 90° angle until you feel it snap into
place.
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(SIMMs)
5
Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each additional SIMM you are
installing.
6
Return the tray assembly to the printer by following the
instructions in “Re-installing the Tray Assembly,” earlier in
this chapter.
Removing a SIMM
If you want to replace a 4 MB SIMM with an 8 MB SIMM, use the following procedure to remove a SIMM. Then refer to the previous section, “Installing a SIMM,” for installation instructions.
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Note: SIMM connector 0 (DRAM 0) must always have an 8 MB SIMM
installed and the printer must have at least 13 MB of RAM installed.
1
If you have not already done so, access the tray assembly by
following the instructions in “Removing the Tray Assembly,”
earlier in this chapter.
2
Using the release latch located on each side of the SIMM
connector, release the SIMM.
3
Gently tilt the SIMM forward to a 45° angle. Then slide the
SIMM up and out of the SIMM connector.
45
Notch
4
And then... go to ther previous section, “Installing a SIMM.”
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Installing
Optional
Interfaces
Installing Optional Interfaces
In addition to the three standard interfaces ( serial, parallel, and
AppleTalk) your printer supports optional interfaces such as Ethernet,
and IBM 3270/5250A. Additional interface options allow greater flexibility when working in a complex network environment.
Depending on which optional kit you purchased for your printer, your
option assembly kit may include some if not all of the following:
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An interface board with metal plate attached
A daughterboard
Two plastic feet
A plastic ribbon cable
Two mini support posts
A Phillips screwdriver is needed for this procedure.
Installing an Optional Interface Card and
Daughterboard
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Note: The following instructions are written for the system administrator.
Do not attempt this procedure if you have no experience working with circuit
boards.
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Optional
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CAUTION : It's very important to protect the printer tray assembly from
electrostatic damage while performing this task.
If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach
one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient electrical
ground (for example, the bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the back of
a computer, that is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the wrist
strap to any piece of equipment with an electrical current present. Turn off
all power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal surfaces, and
telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The printer isn't an
acceptable grounding point either because it must be unplugged before you
perform this task.
If you don't have an anti-static wrist strap, discharge your body's static
electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any printer
boards or components and before removing the tray assembly cover.
Redischarge your body each time after walking around and before touching
the printer tray assembly again. Handle the tray assembly carefully, and try
to handle it by the edges only.
Use the following procedure to install an optional network interface:
1
Access the tray assembly by following the “Removing the
Tray Assembly” procedure found earlier in this chapter.
2
Remove the optional I/O metal plate located to the right of
the standard interface ports by removing the screw on each
end of the plate.
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Installing
Optional
Interfaces
3
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Snap the two plastic feet to the bottom side of the interface
board on the opposite end from the interface connection
Note: Your optional interface card may look different than the ones
shown in the illustration.
4
Peel the tape from the bottom of the plastic feet
5
With the plastic feet facing down, insert the interface card
through the connector opening in the metal plate from the
outside of the tray assembly.
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Note: Your optional interface card may look different than the one
shown in the illustration.
Interface
card
Connector
opening
6
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Using the two screws from the I/O plate you removed in step
2, mount the metal plate on the interface card to the connector opening.
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»
Once the metal plate is secure, press the interface board
down to adhere the two plastic feet to the tray assembly.
Note: Your optional interface card may look different than the one
shown in the illustration.
8
»
Open the two ejector latches on the interface board and the
two on the controller board.
Note: Your optional interface card may look different than the one
shown in the illustration.
Ejector latches
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Installing
Optional
Interfaces
9
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Take the plastic ribbon cable and fold it over so that the
notches (keys) face upward on both connectors. Slide the
ribbon cable connectors onto the interface card connector
and the controller board connector.
Note: Your optional interface card may look different than the one
shown in the illustration.
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10 Install the two mini support posts in the two holes on the
controller board.
11 Snap the daughterboard on the two mini support posts and
the two 48-pin connectors.
The daughterboard fits only one way.
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Note: Your daughterboard may look different than the one shown in the
illustration.
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Centronics to
Dataproducts
Conversion
12 Return the tray assembly to the printer by following the
instructions in “Re-installing the Tray Assembly,” earlier in
this chapter.
Centronics to Dataproducts
Conversion
Your printer is shipped with a Centronics parallel port, but a kit for
converting it to a Dataproducts interface is available from your QMS
vendor.
Make sure you have all the parts necessary for the conversion. The
Dataproducts conversion kit includes
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A n anti-stati c w ristband
Tw o 2-pin shunts (small plastic pi eces li ned w ith metal)
Tw o DIP resistor packs (a 200 ohm adn a 330 ohm)
Tw o SI P resistor packs (not necessary for thi s procedure)
A 50-pi n to 36-pin cable
1
Follow the instructions in “Removing the Tray Assembly”
(earlier in this chapter), being careful to follow directions for
eliminating static before you begin.
2
Place the two shunts on the two jumpers (JP3 and JP4) nearest the parallel port.
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Dataproducts
Conversion
Orientation of the shunts is not important.
Shunts
3
Use a flat-tipped screwdriver to remove the existing 1 K-ohm
DIP resistor pack from the RP1 socket, located behind the
parallel port.
Gently slide the screwdriv er under the DI P resistor pack and lift
the resistor pack up and off the controller board.
DIP resistor
pack
RP1
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Hard Disks
4
With the notched end of the new 220-ohm DIP resistor pack
away from you (see the following illustration for orientation),
carefully insert the resistor pack’s pins in the RP1 socket
where you just removed the 1 K-ohm resistor pack; then
install the new 330-ohm DIP resistor pack in the RP2 socket,
located next to the RP1 socket.
330-ohm
220-ohm
RP1
RP2
5
Follow the instructions in “Re-installing the Tray Assembly”
(earlier in this chapter), being careful to follow the directions
for eliminating static electricity.
6
Use the 50-pin to 36-pin cable included in your kit to connect
the Dataproducts cable to the parallel port.
Hard Disks
Internal
Your printer comes standard with an internal hard disk but can be
upgraded to a larger disk if your printing environment requires more
hard disk storage space.The internal hard disk drive provides space
to store downloaded fonts and optional emulations and increases the
font cache of the printer. The latest information on hard disks avail-
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able for your printer can be found through Q-FAX (see appendix A,
“QMS Customer Support,” for Q-FAX instructions).
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Caution : If you connect to this printer an external hard disk you previously
used with an earlier QMS Crown printer, this QMS 1725 SLS Print System
software release will automatically reorganize the files on the hard disk when
the printer is turned back on again. (The printer release number is listed on
both the start-up and the status page.) Once this reorganization is done,
the files on the hard disk can no longer be accessed if the hard disk is
reattached to an earlier QMS Crown printer.
The following is included in your hard disk drive assembly kit:
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An anti-static wristband
The hard disk drive with mounting brackets
Phillips screws
A power cable
A plastic ribbon cable
A Phillips screwdriver and needle-nose pliers are needed for this procedure.
Upgrading the Internal Hard Disk
The following procedure is written for the system administrator. Do
not attempt this procedure if you have no experience working with circuit boards.
O
Caution : It's very important to protect the printer tray assembly from
electrostatic damage while performing this task.
If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach
one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient electrical
ground (for example, the bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the back of
a computer, that is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the wrist
strap to any piece of equipment with an electrical current present. Turn off
all power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal surfaces, and
telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The printer isn't an
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Hard Disks
acceptable grounding point either because it must be unplugged before you
perform this task.
If you don't have an anti-static wrist strap, discharge your body's static
electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any printer
boards or components and before removing the tray assembly cover.
Redischarge your body each time after walking around and before touching
the printer tray assembly again. Handle the tray assembly and disk drive
carefully, and try to handle it by the edges only.
Use the following instructions to install a new hard disk drive:
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1
Access the tray assembly by following the instructions in
“Removing the Tray Assembly,” earlier in this chapter.
2
Remove the existing hard disk by removing the four Phillips
screws as shown in the following illustration.
3
Disconnect the ribbon cable and power cable from the connectors on the controller board.
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Connect the power cable and ribbon cable from the assembly kit to the new hard disk connectors.
Note: The extra connector on the power cable is for future use and does
not connect to anything at this time.
5
With the controller board ribbon cable and the power cable
fitting under the brackets on the hard disk, attach the other
end of ribbon cable to the controller board connector and
the power cable to the 4-pin controller board connector.
The power cable is key ed so it fits only one way.
6
Line up the holes on the tray assembly with the holes on the
hard disk bracket flanges.
7
Insert the four Phillips screws you removed in step 2 into the
holes and tighten with a screwdriver.
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Hard Disks
8
»
Return the tray assembly to the printer by following the
instructions in “Re-installing the Tray Assembly,” earlier in
this chapter.
Note: We recommend that when an internal hard drive is installed in the
printer, it be given an address of DSK6. Refer to the “Identifying Hard Disks”
section of this chapter for more information.
External
In addition to an internal hard disk drive, the QMS 1725 SLS printer
supports up to three optional external SCSI hard disks (four if no
internal hard drive is installed). The external hard disks connect to the
SCSI port on the rear panel of the printer. These disks provide space
for optional emulations and permanent downloading of fonts. This
section explains the Disk Operations menu, which is accessed
through the printer control panel, and must be used when installing or
removing a printer option (such as an optional emulation).
O
Caution : If you connect to this printer an external hard disk you previously
used with an earlier QMS Crown printer, this QMS 1725 SLS Print System
software release will automatically reorganize the files on the hard disk when
the printer is turned back on again. (The printer release number is listed on
both the start-up and the status page.) Once this reorganization is done,
the files on the hard disk can no longer be accessed if the hard disk is
reattached to an earlier QMS Crown printer.
Identifying
The documentation that comes with your external SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) hard disk should contain all of the necessary
information for connecting and configuring the disk.
Device Numbers
Hard disks are identified by device numbers which you assign. Valid
choices for external SCSI hard disks range from DSK0 to DSK5.
However, you cannot repeat numbers; each device number must be
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Updating
System
Software
unique. The recommended device number for the internal SCSI hard
disk, if present, is DSK6.
Optional Disks
(DSK0 - DSK5)
Internal Disk
DSK6
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Note: For the printer to recognize any attached hard disk(s), each hard
disk must be turned on before you turn on the printer. DISK ONLINE
appears on the start-up page if the printer recognizes the disk(s).
Updating System Software
The system software in your QMS 1725 SLS Print System is stored
on flash ROM, read-only memory that can be erased and rewritten to
“in a flash.” This allows you to update the system software without
opening up the printer and installing new PROMs. Updated system
software allows you to take advantage of future enhancements to the
printer.
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Note: The software loadable system mentioned in this section does not
modify the code used by QMS Viking Interface cards.
Procedure
Use the following procedure to update the system software in flash
memory when downloading through the parallel port.
Decompressing the System Software
Before the printer system software can be downloaded, it must be
decompressed on your PC’s hard disk.
1
Create a new directory on your PC.
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System
Software
2
Change to this directory.
3
Insert the printer system software disk in your PC’s 3.5" disk
drive.
4
Type x:pkunzip x:system↵ where x is the name of the disk
drive in which you inserted the system software disk.
5
Follow the prompts.
They instruct y ou to insert the sy stem softw are disks in the follow ing order:
6
a
Last disk (sy stem software disk 2)
b
Disk 1 (sy stem softw are di sk 1)
c
Disk 2 (sy stem softw are di sk 2)
Turn on the printer, wait for IDLE to appear in the message
window, and then print an advanced status page.
The adv anced status page prov ides a record of all current configurati on settings, so y ou can veri fy that they are the same after the
system software has been updated.
Downloading the System Software
1
Turn off the printer and then on again. The following message displays in the message window (the x.x represents the
boot PROM revision number):
QMS SOFTLOAD X.X
INITIALIZING
and then
QMS SOFTLOAD X.X
READY TO BOOT
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2
Once this message appears, you have 10 seconds to press
the Select key. When you press the Select key, the following
message appears in the message window:
QMS SOFTLOAD X.X
BOOT SYSTEM
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Note: If 10 seconds pass before you press the Select key, the
INITIALIZING message appears. You must return to step 1.
3
Press the Next key until Install to Disk appears on the
second line of the message window:
QMS SOFTLOAD X.X
INSTALL TO DISK
4
Press the Select key to enter the Install to Disk submenu.
5
Press the Next key until the following message appears in
the message window:
INSTALL TO DISK
PARALLEL
6
Press the Select key to load the software from the system
disks. The following message appears in the message window:
INSTALL TO DISK
TARGET DISK 6
7
Disk 6 is the printer’s internal hard disk. Press the Select
key. The following message displays:
INSTALL TO DISK
CONNECTING.....
8
Go to your host system and make sure the parallel cable is
connected from the PC to the printer’s parallel port. Then
send the SYSTEM.DL file to the printer. To do this, from the
directory that the SYSTEM.DL file was installed, type:
copy /b system.dl lpt1:
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System
Software
The
/b
must be used to si gnify bi nary data. The copy command
takes approx imately 5 minutes to transfer the file. When the
transfer i s complete, the PC prompt returns.
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Note: The
INSTALL TO DISK CONNECTING..... message remains in
the message window until the transfer is completed.
9
The software is installed when the following messages
appear:
INSTALL TO DISK
DSK6:
and then
INSTALL TO DISK
COMPLETED
10 Once you have completed installing the system software you
are ready to boot the system. Return to your printer and
press the Menu key. The message window displays the following message:
QMS SOFTLOAD X.X
INSTALL TO DISK
11 Press the Next key until the message window displays the
following message:
QMS SOFTLOAD X.X
BOOT SYSTEM
12 Press the Select key to enter the Boot System submenu. The
following message appears in the message window:
BOOT SYSTEM
HARD DISK
13 Press the Select key and the following message appears in
the message window:
BOOT SYSTEM
HARD DISK 6
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ing the Next key. For this example we are using the internal
hard disk. Press the Select key. The system begins loading,
and the following message displays (the y.y represents the
system revision number):
BOOT SYSTEM
LOADING Y.Y
15 At this point, DO NOT TOUCH ANY KEYS until the system
has completed loading. The system may go through many
cycles of rebooting, which can take several minutes. When
the system rebooting is complete, the following message
appears:
IDLE
16 If you do touch some keys during this step, you must go
back to step 10 and start from there again.
17 Verify your printer’s configuration by printing out another
advanced status page and comparing it to the page printed
before loading the new system.
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A
QMS Customer
Support
In This Chapter . . .
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Sources of customer support
QMS world-wide offices
Sources of
Support
Sources of Support
Your QMS Vendor
Your Application Vendor
Your local vendor (the one from whom you
bought the printer) may be best equipped to
help you. Your vendor has specially trained
service technicians available to answer
questions, and the equipment to analyze your
printer problems.
Often, “printing” problems have more to do
with the application being used than with the
printer. In this case, the application
manufacturer is the best source of help.
The QMS Bulletin Board
Q-FAX
Q-FAX, a QMS information retrieval service,
provides application notes, technical support
notes on common printing problems, and
information about printer specifications,
options, accessories, consumables, and
prices.
The QMS Corporate Bulletin Board System
(BBS) contains technical support notes,
application notes, drivers, patches and utilities.
Technical questions not requiring an
immediate response can be left on electronic
mail for the Sysop (System Operator).
In the United States and Canada, call (800)
633-7213 to reach Q-FAX. In all other
countries, call (334) 633-3850. Have your fax
number handy when you call (or place the call
from your fax machine's handset).
The bulletin board [(334) 633-3632] operates
at 1200, 2400, 9600, and 14400 baud, 8 data
bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with XMODEM,
YMODEM, and ZMODEM capabilities. Contact
QMS Customer Technical Assurance for more
information about the bulletin board.
You can choose to have either a directory (a
list of currently available documents on a
particular topic) or a specific document sent to
you. The first time you call, request the
directory (press 2 on your phone or fax keypad
when prompted). Then call back to request
specific documents. You can order up to three
documents per call.
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Sources of
Support
CompuServe
Internet
Through CompuServe, you can ask general
(non-technical) questions, share information
with other users, and access printing
information and programs. When you use
CompuServe, type the following command:
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go qmsprint
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takes you to the forum where QMS is located.
The QMS library section contains application
notes, printer drivers, utilities, technical
information, and announcement files.
QMS Customer Technical
Assurance (CTA)
The QMS server provides access to technical
reports, new product announcements, a trade
show schedule, and other general information
about QMS.
You can access the QMS server via any one of
the many web viewers available to Internet
users. If you don’t have access to a web
viewer, we recommend the NCSA Mosaic web
viewer (Mosaic is at ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu). The
QMS home page is at
http://www.qms.com/. The QMS ftp resource is
ftp.qms.com.
QMS National Service
QMS Customer Technical Assurance is
The following numbers are valid in the US. To
available M-F, 7:00 am-6:00 pm, Central
contact QMS in other countries, see the list of
Standard Time, at (334) 633-4500 (US). You
world-wide offices in the following section.
can also fax questions to CTA at (334) 6333716 (US). Please indicate whether you would
(800) 762-8894
Call for service information
like a fax or a phone call.
and maintenance pricing
If you call for assistance, have the following
information ready so our technicians can help
you more quickly:
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Your phone number, fax number, and
shipping address
for repair of all QMS
printers and printers of
various other
manufacturers.
(800) 858-1597
On-Site Service and Depot
Repair Information 7:00
am-7:00 pm, Central
Standard Time
The type of host computer you are using (334) 633-4300
Spare Parts Ordering and
Information 8:00 am-5:00
pm Central Standard Time
A description of the problem
The printer model and serial number
The type and version of operating system you are using
The interface you are using, and if serial,
the protocol
The application and version you are
using
The emulation you are using
Your printer firmware version (listed on
the status and start-up pages)
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Sources of
Support
QMS World-wide Offices
United States/Latin America
QMS, Inc.
One Magnum Pass
Mobile, AL 36618
(334) 633-4300
QMS Asia-Pacific
Melbourne 61 (3) 899 5777
Sydney 61 (2) 901 3235
Tokyo (81) (3) 3437 4030
Product Information: (800) 523-2696
OEM Information: (800) 631-2692
Consumables: (800) 777-7782
Fax: (334) 633-4866
E-mail: info@qms.com
Latin America Fax: (334) 639-3347
Canada
Europe, Middle East, Africa
QMS Canada, Inc.
9630 Rte. Trans-Canadienne
Saint-Laurent, Québec H4S 1V9
Telephones: (514) 333-5940, (800) 361-3392
Fax: (514) 333-5949
National Service: (800) 268-4969
National Service Fax: (905) 673-7676
Düsseldorf (49) 211/596 1333
London (44) 1784 442255
Maarssen (31) 3465 51 333
Paris (33) (1) 4107 9393
Stockholm (46) (8) 725 5680
Offices in Ottawa, Québec City, Toronto, and
Vancouver
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Technical
Specifications
In This Chapter . . .
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Print engine specifications
Controller characteristics
Electrical and environmental requirements
Physical characteristics
Print media specifications
Optional hardware
Printer options and consumables
Warranty considerations
Print Engine
Specifications
Print Engine Specifications
Engine
Canon P170
Duty Cycle
(maximum)
75,000 pages per month
Print Method
Laser beam scanning and dry electrophotographic
printing; fixing by heated rollers
Print Speed
Up to 17 pages per minute using letter or A4 paper
Up to 7.5 double-sided pages per minute using letter
paper size
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Note: Actual print speed depends on the host application
Resolution
300x300 dpi
600x600 dpi
Toner
Microfine toner designed especially for high-resolution
printers (EP-N cartridge); dry, single component in userreplaceable cartridge
Toner Cartridge
Life
8,000 pages at normal (5%) page coverage, letter or A4
paper
Warm-Up Time
Less than 5 minutes from cold start
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Controller
Specifications
Controller Specifications
Emulations
PostScript—Level 1 compatibility mode and Level 2
HP PCL 5
HP-GL 7475A/7550A
Lineprinter
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Support for downloadable optional emulations
Fonts
39 resident PostScript fonts that can be scaled from 4
points upward and rotated to any angle in 1° increments;
all typefaces have multilingual character sets
7 resident bitmap HP PCL fonts in 25 symbol sets, 12
resident scalable HP PCL fonts in 35 symbol sets, and 1
resident scalable HP PCL font in 5 symbol sets, all of
which can automatically be rotated to landscape
orientation
40 resident HP-GL symbol sets
Support for Type 1 and Type 3 host-resident
downloadable and printer-card-resident PostScript fonts
Support for Type 42 (PostScript format) host-resident
downloadable TrueType fonts
Interfaces
Centronics Parallel, RS-232 (serial), and AppleTalk
interfaces
Internal SCSI hard disk
Support for optional interfaces
Support for optional SCSI hard disks ( 3 external SCSI
hard disks)
Memory
13 MB RAM standard, upgradable to 32 MB
Type
80960 RISC microprocessor operating at 25 MHz
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Electrical
Requirements
Electrical Requirements
Frequency
50/60 Hz (± 2 Hz)
Power
Requirements
100/110/120v 50/60 Hz (about 90-130 VAC) or
220/240v 50 Hz (about 200-260 VAC)
Environmental Requirements
Noise Level
Idle; less than 50 dB (A)
Printing; less than 60 dB (A)
Ozone Density
The printer emits less than 0.1 ppm maximum with a
100% duty cycle under 8 hours of continuous operation
Relative
Humidity
Printing: 20-80% RH (non-condensing)
Storage: 35-85% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature
Range
Printing: 50-90° F (10-32.5° C)
Storage: 32-95° F (0-35° C)
Atmospheric
Pressure
570-760 mm Hg
Physical Characteristics
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Dimensions
WxDxH
17.8" x 22.4" x 19.0"
454 mm x 570 mm x 483 mm
Weight
Approximately 97 lbs (44 kg) without cassettes and 106
lbs (48 kg) with cassettes installed
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Print Media
Print Media
Delivery
Face down; about 500 sheets of 20 lb (75 g/m2) paper
Face up; about 100 sheets of 20 lb (75 g/m2) paper
Feed
Paper cassettes (2)
About 500 sheets of 20 lb (75 g/m2) paper per cassette.
Optional High-Capacity Feeder (1500-sheets) is also
supported.
Loading
Cut-sheet paper from cassette or manual feed, envelopes
from upper cassette manual feed slot or power feeder,
labels and transparencies from upper or lower manual
feed slots,
Sizes
(See “Print Media Sizes,” below)
Types
Cut-sheet paper, transparencies, labels and envelopes
We do not recommend printing on perforated paper
(including 3-hole-punched paper)
Weight
Paper (cassette): 17-24 lb (64-90 g/m2)
Transparencies (manual feed): 17-34 lb
(64-128 g/m2)
Labels (manual feed): 17-34 lb (64-128 g/m2)
Envelopes: 24 lb (90g/m 2)
Print Media Sizes
Media
Media Size
Inches
A4
Millimeters
8.27x11.69 210.06x296.93
Imageable Area
Inches
7.92x11.38
Millimeters
201.38x289.22
Executive
7.25x10.50
184.15x266.70
6.94x10.16
176.44x258.06
Legal
Letter
8.50x14.00
8.50x11.00
215.90x355.60
215.90x279.40
8.18x13.66
8.16x10.69
207.94x346.96
207.26x271.61
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Optional
Hardware
Envelopes
Minimum Size
Maximum Size
Manual feed
3 3/8” x 7” (86 mm x
178 mm)
7 2/5 x 10 1/2 (188 mm
x 267 mm)
Power feed
(Requires optional
envelope feeder)
3 7/8 x 7 1/2 (98.4 mm x 4 1/3 x 9 1/2 (110 mm x
190.5 mm)
241.3 mm)
Optional Hardware
Paper Handling
Duplexer
assembly
Optional kit that allows printing on both sides of paper
Envelope feeder Optional bin for power envelope feeding
Media cassettes Optional cassettes: 500-sheet and 1500-sheet high
capacity feeder
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Consumable
Supplies
Hard Disks
Internal SCSI
Hard Disk
External SCSI
Hard Disks
Mounting space and connectors for one internal SCSI
hard disk are present. Q-FAX, the QMS retrieval service,
provides current information on hard disks available for
this printer. Specifications are included in Q--FAX
document 6502, “QMS-tested SIMMs and Hard Disks.”
See appendix A, “QMS Customer Support” for information
on using this service.
There are subtle differences in the command sets of SCSI
hard disks from different vendors; therefore, not all SCSI
hard disks are compatible with this printer. With an internal
SCSI hard disk installed, up to 3 external hard disks may
be added. Without an internal SCSI hard disk installed, up
to 4 external SCSI hard disks may be added. Q-FAX, the
QMS retrieval service, provides current information on
hard disks available for this printer. Specifications are
included in Q--FAX document 6502, “QMS-tested SIMMs
and Hard Disks.” See appendix A, “QMS Customer
Support” for information on using this service.
Consumable Supplies
Cassettes
Size
Media—Sizes
Media—
Recommended
Brands
A4
500 sheets
Legal
500 sheets
Letter
500 sheets
Letter
1500 sheets
See “Print Media Sizes,” earlier in this chapter
Paper
Plain—Xerox 4024
Laser—Hammermill Laser Print
Labels
Avery 5260
Transparencies Canon brand type D
3-M type PP2500
Envelopes
Com#10, Monarch
EP-N toner cartridge
Toner
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Capacity
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Cable Pinouts
Cable Pinouts
Centronics Parallel
This table gives the correct pinouts for the printer end of the Centronics/IEEE 1284 parallel cable used to connect your printer to a computer.
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Signal Pin No.
Signal Description
Direction
1
Strobe-
In
2
Data 1
InOut
3
Data 2
InOut
4
Data 3
InOut
5
Data 4
InOut
6
Data 5
InOut
7
Data 6
InOut
8
Data 7
InOut
9
Data 8
InOut
10
Acnlg-
Out
11
Busy+
Out
12
Pe+
Out
13
Select
Out
16
Ground
-
17
-
-
18
Vcc Test
-
19-30
Ground
-
31
Iprime
In
32
Fault-
Out
33
Reserved
-
34
Reserved
-
35
Reserved
-
36
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Cable Pinouts
Notes to the Table
Direction refers to the direction of signal flow as viewed from the
printer.
Return denotes “twisted-pair return” and is to be connected at
signal-ground level. When wiring the interface, be sure to use a
twisted-pair cable for each signal and never fail to complete connection on the return side. To prevent noise effectively, these
cables should be shielded and connected to the chassis of the
system unit and printer, respectively.
All interface conditions are based on Transistor-Transistor Logic
(TTL) level. Both the rise and fall times of each signal must be
less than 0.2 microseconds.
Data transfer must be carried out by recognizing the ACKNLG or
BUSY signal.
The cable must have an overall braided shield, Belden 8345 or
equivalent.
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Note: Connectors must have shielded housings. The overall shield must
be bonded to the shielded housings at both ends of the cable.
Serial
This table gives the pinouts for the printer end of the 25-pin RS-232
cable.
Pin
Name
1
Not Used
2
Transmit Data (TXD)
3
Receive Data (RXD)
4
Request to Send
5
Clear to Send(GND)
6
Data Set Ready (DSR)
7
Signal Ground
20
Data Terminal Ready
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Cable Pinouts
IBM PC/XT, PC/AT, and Compatible
Computers
This diagram gives the suggested cable pinouts for IBM PC/XT, PC/
AT, and compatible computers
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Note: Not all serial cables are configured as shown and may require an additional
null-modem adapter. Check with your cable vendor for compatibility.
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CPU AT
end of
cable
9-Pin F
Printer
end of
cable
25-Pin F
Printer
end of
cable
25-Pin M
CPU XT
end of
cable
25-Pin F
Gnd
1
1
Gnd
RXD
2
2
RXD
RXD
2
2
RXD
TXD
3
3
TXD
TXD
3
3
TXD
DTR
4
4
DTR
DSR
6
4
DTR
DSR
5
5
DSR
CTS
5
5
GND
GND
6
6
GND
GND
7
7
RTS
RTS
8
8
RTS
DTR
20
6
DSR
CTS
20
20
CTS
RTS
4
8
CTS
SG
7
7
SG
Not Used
Not Used
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Cable Pinouts
LocalTalk (Optional Interface)
These are the pinouts for the optional 8-pin LocalTalk cable:
Pin
Name
(Pinout view from front of connector)
1,2,7
Reserved
3
Transmit Data - (TXD)
4
Signal Ground (GND)
5
Receive Data - (RXD)
6
Transmit Data + (TXD)
8
Receive Data + (RXD)
Macintosh to Serial
These are the pinouts for a cable connecting the Macintosh printer or
modem port to the printer’s serial port:
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type cable.
To
Macintosh
DB-9 Female
To
Printer
DIN-8 Male
HandshakeOut
1
7
RTS
HandshakeIn
2
8
CTS
TXD-
3
3
TXD
RXD-
5
2
RXD
GND,RXD+
4,8*
5
GND
6,7
Not Used
* Pins 4 and 8 must be connected together on the DIN-8.
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Warranty
Considerations
Warranty Considerations
Various factors can affect a printer’s warranty. Two important ones are
consumables and electrostatic discharge. Read your printer warranty
carefully, and then store it in a safe place.
Consumables and Your Warranty
The use of non-QMS consumables and/or accessories alone does
not affect either your warranty or any maintenance contract you may
have purchased. However, if QMS printer failure or damage is found
to be directly attributable to the use of non-QMS consumables and/or
accessories, QMS will not repair the printer free of charge. In this
case, standard time and material charges will be applied to service
your printer for that particular failure or damage. QMS recommends
that you use only QMS consumables and accessories to support your
printer. To order QMS consumables and accessories in the US, call
(800) 777-7782. In all other countries, check appendix A, “QMS Customer Support,” for the QMS office closest to you.
Electrostatic Discharge and Your Warranty
Electrostatic discharge can destroy circuit boards, such as a SIMM or
your printer’s controller board. To prevent this, use an anti-static wristband.
To use an anti-static wristband, attach one end of it to your wrist and
the other end to any convenient electrical ground (for example, the
bare metal chassis of equipment, as on the back of a computer, that
is plugged in but turned off). Never attach the wrist strap to any
piece of equipment with an electrical current present. Turn off all
power switches first. Plastic, rubber, wood, painted metal surfaces,
and telephones are not acceptable grounding points. The printer isn't
an acceptable grounding point either because it must be unplugged
before you remove you can access the printer’s controller board.
If you don't have an anti-static wrist strap, discharge your body's
static electric charge by touching a grounded surface before you handle any printer boards or components and before removing the con-
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Considerations
troller board cover. Redischarge your body each time after walking
around and before touching the printer controller board again. Handle
the tray carefully, and try to handle it by the edges only.
Incidental and consequential damages caused by not discharging
electrostatic buildup can affect your printer warranty.
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Document
Option
Commands
In This Chapter . . .
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Updated PLC 5 DOCs
CCITT commands
Introduction
Introduction
This appendix lists the supported Document Option Commands
(DOCs) for your QMS 1725 SLS Print System. The commands are
grouped by feature type.
Each command is preceded by either a DOC statement (%%) or an
IncludeFeature statement (%%IncludeFeature). See the QMS Crown
Document Option Commands manual for information on how to use
each command.
This appendix also provides updated information on HP PCL 4 and
PCL 5 DOCs, as well as a listing of CCITT commands.
Supported DOCs
Header/Trailer Page Commands
Print document creator
Print creation date and time
Print copyright statement
Print current date
Print header page
Print document host
Print document owner
Print document title
Print trailer page
Print routing information
Print version and revision
%%Creator:
%%CreationDate:
%%CopyRight:
%%Date:
%%IncludeFeature:header
%%Host:
%%For:
%%Title:
%%IncludeFeature:trailer
%%Routing:
%%Version:
HP-GL Emulation Commands
Expand plot
Scale the image
Select enhanced resolution
Select original paper size
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%%IncludeFeature:expand
%%IncludeFeature:scaling
%%IncludeFeature:enhanced
%%IncludeFeature:size
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Select pen width and color
Select plotter
Shift the origin
Reverse image
%%IncludeFeature:pen
%%IncludeFeature:plotter
%%IncludeFeature:origin
%%IncludeFeature:reverse
HP PCL 5 Emulation Commands
Enable scalable fonts
%%IncludeFeature:scalablefonts*
Establish the current resource %%IncludeFeature:install*and default
object ID value
Remove an external object
%%IncludeFeature:remove*
%%IncludeFeature:removeresource*
Reset to PCL defaults
%%IncludeFeature:reset
Retain temporary macros/fonts %%IncludeFeature:retaintemporary
Select default font
%%IncludeFeature:font*
Select default font ID
%%IncludeFeature:fontid*
Select monochrome
%%IncludeFeature:monochromegl
Select symbol set
%%IncludeFeature:symbolset*
Set carriage return to CR+LF %%IncludeFeature:criscrlf*
Set linefeed to CR+LF
%%IncludeFeature:lfiscrlf*
Set number of lines per inch %%IncludeFeature:linesperinch*
Set number of lines per page %%IncludeFeature:linesperpage*
Set point size
%%IncludeFeature:pointsize*
Store fonts to disk
%%IncludeFeature:resource*
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Indicates a DOC about which updated information is provided
in the following section, “Updated DOCs.”
Lineprinter Emulation Commands
Number lines
%%IncludeFeature:number
Retain temporary macros/fonts %%IncludeFeature:retaintemporary
Select font for current job
%%IncludeFeature:font
Set carriage return to CR+LF %%IncludeFeature:criscrlf
Set formfeed to CR+LF
%%IncludeFeature:ffiscrlf
Set point size for current job %%IncludeFeature:pointsize
Set linefeed to CR+LF
%%IncludeFeature:lfiscrlf
Set margins
%%IncludeFeature:lpmargins
Set number of lines per page %%IncludeFeature:linesperpage
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Set orientation
Set tabs
Specify character map type
Wrap lines
%%IncludeFeature:lporientation
%%IncludeFeature:tabs
%%IncludeFeature:map
%%IncludeFeature:autowrap
PostScript Emulation Commands
Select PostScript level
%%IncludeFeature:languagelevel
Printer Commands
Collate print jobs
Select emulation
Select paper
Select number of copies
Select orientation
Select output bins
Set printer resolution
%%IncludeFeature:collate
%%IncludeFeature:emulation
%%IncludeFeature:input
%%IncludeFeature:numcopies
%%IncludeFeature:orientation
%%IncludeFeature:output
%%IncludeFeature:resolution
Updated DOCs
This section provides updated information on HP PCL 4 and PCL 5
DOCs. This information will be merged into the appropriate manuals
as they are revised. But until then, it supersedes the following:
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PCL 5 Emulation Terminology
Font
A font is a unique set of objects that has an ID and attributes (symbol
set, spacing, pitch, height, style, weight, and typeface number). A font
is accessed by specifying a desired set of attributes. The system
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selects the font that most closely matches these attributes from the
available set of fonts.
There are two types of fonts—bound and unbound. A bound font supports a single symbol set. An unbound font supports multiple, but not
all, symbol sets. With unbound fonts, the symbol sets are organized
into two groups—normal and Dingbats. All downloaded fonts are
bound, and all resident fonts (except Zapf-Dingbats which supports
the Dingbats symbol set) support the group of normal symbol sets.
In the QMS PCL 5 emulation, only fonts located in the current
resource may be accessed by a PCL font ID using the normal
<ESC>(#X sequence. All other fonts (resident, cartridge, or other),
including those stored on the additional resources, can be accessed
only by attributes.
Also, only objects stored in the current resource may be deleted
directly by the PCL language. Therefore, unless they are explicitly
removed, external fonts are always available to all PCL jobs.
Font Index Number
In addition to its ID, a downloaded font also has an unique index number that is automatically assigned by the printer when the font is
downloaded. This index number may change if new resources are
added, but in practice it usually remains fixed. All currently available
PCL fonts (resident, cartridge, temporary, permanent, and external)
are listed with their font index numbers on the Advanced Status Page.
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Note: The font index number defines the default PCL font to be used if
“selectbyid” is specified as the default PCL font. Do not confuse the font
index with the PCL font ID, a mechanism used to identify downloaded fonts
in the PCL language using the <ESC>(#X sequence. There is no way to
specify fonts by their font index numbers from within the PCL language. Only
the default PCL font is affected.
Object
There are three types of PCL downloaded objects:
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Temporary objects reside on the current resource and they are
deleted either at the beginning and end of a job (unless Retain
Temporary is set to On or On Compatibility) or when the system is
reset (<ESC>E or receipt of Printer Job Language).
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Permanent
Permanent objects reside on the current resource and are
retained when the system is reset (<ESC>E or receipt of Printer
Job Language).
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External
External objects reside on the additional resources.
All objects are temporary when first created. They can be made permanent objects through PCL commands. Both temporary or permanent objects can become external objects when the current resource
is changed (for temporary objects Retain Temporary must be set to
On, True, or On Compatibility). External objects become permanent
when the resource in which they reside becomes the current
resource.
User-downloaded PCL objects (with the exception of palettes) are
identified by an ID when they are downloaded. The ID is usually set
by the file performing the download. If not, the system will provide a
default value (normally 0, but this can be set using the %%IncludeFeature:install DOC). If two objects of the same type are provided
with the same ID, the last one received replaces the former. From that
point on, downloaded objects are accessible by their IDs.
Resource
A resource is a location where downloaded objects such as fonts,
macros, and patterns are stored. The printer has one default resource
and one additional resource for each attached hard disk. All downloaded objects are stored in file systems which reside on these
resources. The RAM1: resource may be used as the default, but systems with at least one hard disk use the system disk instead. So, for
any hard disk-equipped printer, all downloaded objects (except palettes, which require special handling) are stored on disk. The default
resource and one of the additional resources can reside on the same
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hard disk, but they will be located in different directories of that
resource’s file system.
Updated PCL 5 DOCs
Disable Scalable Fonts Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:scalablefonts(value)
Purpose
Enables/disables PCL 5 scalable fonts.
Variable
Notes
value
Purpose
Specifies whether to disable scalable fonts.
Range
0—Enables scalable fonts
1—Disables scalable fonts
Default
0
Disable scalable fonts to
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Install Object Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:install(resource id object id)
Purpose
Establishes the current resource and the default object ID value
for the current job to which it is attached. If it is attached to a job
that downloads a font without setting the current object ID using
the PCL escape sequence <ESC>(#X, it has the appearance of
“storing” the font on disk.
Variables
resource id
Purpose
Identifies one of the possible locations for
downloaded objects.
Range
0 to 6
Default
Internal system disk
Format
Integer
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Notes
If no %%IncludeFeature:install DOC command is
sent, the internal default location is used; otherwise,
this parameter, which must be provided, specifies
one of the alternate locations. For most QMS
printers, resource 6 is the internal system disk.
object id
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Purpose
Assigns an ID to an object, such as a font, macro, or
pattern.
Range
0-32767
Default
0
Format
Integer
Notes
The object ID can be used instead of the usual PCL
command to assign an ID. This ID is overwritten by
any ID assigned from the PCL print job, if present. If
neither a DOC command nor the PCL print job
specify an ID, the default ID of 0 is used. Identifiers
must be unique. If the ID matches an ID for an
existing object, that object is deleted and replaced by
the new object. If a %%IncludeFeature:remove
command precedes a %%IncludeFeature:install
command, the install command is ignored (these
two commands are mutually exclusive).
All downloaded objects are by default temporary and will be
deleted at the end of a job unless Retain Temporary is set to On
or On Compatibility. If the file the %%IncludeFeature:install
command is attached to does not make its downloaded fonts
permanent or Retain Temporary is not set, then those objects
are removed from the disk when the job completes.
A downloaded font can be accessed only by its ID if the font is
stored in the current resource. Regardless of its resource, a font
can be selected by its attributes. Example A shows a pair of jobs
that will not produce the desired results (subjob 2 has only the
appearance of storing the font on disk). By contrast, examples B
and C show a pair of jobs that will produce the desired results.
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Examples Example %!
A—Job 1 %%IncludeFeature:emulation(pcl5) install(6 20)
%%EndComments
<ESC>)s#W<<download font header>><ESC>*c33E
<ESC>(s#W<<char 33 data>><ESC>*c34E
<ESC>(s#W<<char 34 data>>... <ESC>*c5F
Example <ESC>(20Xthis text is NOT in the downloaded font...
A—Job 2
Example %!
B—Job 1 %%IncludeFeature:emulation(pcl5) install(6 20)
%%EndComments
<ESC>)s#W<<download font header>><ESC>*c33E
<ESC>(s#W<<char 33 data>><ESC>*c34E
<ESC>(s#W<<char 34 data>>. <ESC>*c5F
Example <ESC>(8U<ESC>(s1p12v0s0b4153This text will be
B—Job 2 in the downloaded font, if it supports the ROMAN-8
symbol set, is proportionally spaced, 12 points in
height (or scalable), upright, medium weight, and has
type # 4153.
Example %!
C—Job 1 %%IncludeFeature:emulation(pcl5) install(6 20 )
%%EndComments
<ESC>)s#W<<download font header>><ESC>*c33E
<ESC>(s#W<<char 33 data>><ESC>*c34E
<ESC>(s#W<<char 34 data>>... <ESC>*c5F
Example %!
C—Job 2 %%IncludeFeature:emulation(pcl5) install(6)
%%EndComments
<ESC>(20Xthis text is also in the downloaded font...)
Remove Object Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:remove(resource id object id object
type)
Purpose
Removes an external object from the printer system.
Variables
object type
Purpose
Specifies the kind of objects that are to be deleted
from the specified printer system.
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Range
*, font, macro, pattern, or other object type
Default
N/A
Format
Character
Notes
If object type is * or is not specified, then all objects
on the specified resource with the specified object id
are removed.
object id
Notes:
Purpose
Specifies the ID of the object that is to be removed
from the printer system.
Range
*, -1 to 32767
Default
-1 (wildcard)
Format
Integer
Notes
If the object id is not specified, or if it is specified as *
or -1, all objects on the specified resource are
removed.
Unlike the %%IncludeFeature:install command, the
%%IncludeFeature:remove command does not set any
defaults, and it is not directly related to the job to which it is
attached. This command allows you to remove external objects
from the system without having to generate a job containing both
the DOC command to set the appropriate current resource and
the PCL code to delete the desired object.
If this command is specified more than once, the last command
received is the one that will be executed. In the following
example, the remove(6 5 font) command is executed, and the
remove(6 1 macro) command is ignored:
%%IncludeFeature:remove(6 1 macro) remove(6 5 font)
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Remove Resource Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:removeresource(resource id object id)
Purpose
Identifies an external object that is to be removed from the
printer system.
Notes
This is an obsolete DOC command that is identical to the
remove command, except that it does not allow specification of
an object type. The DOC string “removeresource(aaa bbb)” is
equivalent to “remove(aaa bbb *)”.
Variables
resource id
Purpose
Indicates the resource from which the object is to be
removed.
Range
0-6
Default
N/A
Format
Integer
Notes
This ID must be specified. It indicates the resource
from which the desired object is to be removed.
There is no way to specify “all resources.” If a
%%IncludeFeature:install command precedes the
%%IncludeFeature:remove command, the remove
command is ignored (these commands are mutually
exclusive). If the disk does not exist, PCL issues the
NO SPACE FOR FONT, MACRO, OR PATTERN
error message.
object id
Purpose
Specifies the ID of the object that is to be removed
from the printer system.
Range
*, -1 to 32767
Default
-1 (wildcard)
Format
Integer
Notes
If the object id is not specified, or it is specified as * or
-1, all objects on the specified resource with the
specified object type are removed.
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Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:resource(resource id object code)
Purpose
Establishes the current resource and the default object code
value for the current job to which it is attached.
Notes
This command is identical to the %%IncludeFeature:install
DOC. It is included for backward compatibility.
All downloaded objects are by default temporary, and will be
deleted at the end of a job unless Retain Temporary is set to on,
true, or on compatibility. If the file that the %%IncludeFeature:
resource command is attached to does not make the
downloaded font permanent and Retain Temporary is not set,
then those objects are removed from the disk when the job
completes.
A downloaded font can only be accessed by its ID if the font is
stored in the current resource. Regardless of its resource, a font
can be selected by its attributes.
Variables
resource id
Purpose
Identifies one of the possible locations for
downloaded objects.
Range
0-6
Default
Internal system disk
(usually DSK6:/BIN/EMULATE/PCL/FONTS)
Format
Integer
Notes
If no resource item is provided, the internal default
location is used; otherwise, this parameter, which
must be provided, specifies one of the alternate
locations. For most QMS printers, resource 6 is the
internal system disk.
object code
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Purpose
Assigns a code to an object such as a font, macro, or
pattern.
Range
0-32767
Range
0
Format
Integer
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Select Font Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:font ( font name)
Purpose
Specifies the default font to use.
Notes
Fonts are identified by the names shown above. Only the
resident fonts may be selected (the available set varies from
printer to printer). An asterisk * in the name indicates that a font
is scalable, and that a point size is to be applied. The value
selectbyid indicates that the default font ID or unique font index
will be used for default font selection. Selecting a bound, bitmap
font overrides the default settings for symbol set and point size.
An unbound font uses the specified default symbol set if
possible, while a scalable font uses the default font size.
Variable
font name
Purpose
Specifies the default font name.
Range
courier12
courier12bold
courier12italic
courier10
courier10bold
courier10italic
lineprinter
times*
times*italic
times*bold
Default
Depends on printer configuration
Format
Character
times*blditalic
univ*
univ*italic
univ*bold
univ*blditalic
univcond*
univcond*italic
univcond*bold
univcond*blditlc
selectbyindex
Select Font Index Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:fontid (index #)
Purpose
Specifies the default font index number.
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Notes
This index is used when the Default Font selected is selectbyid.
This allows for selection of fonts only on the current resource.
Selection of default font by index overrides the symbol set value.
The symbol set is overridden if a bound font is selected as the
default or if an unbound font is selected that does not support
the default symbol set. If a font with the specified index exists, it
is selected as the Default Font. If the specified value does not
exist, courier 12 point is substituted.
Variable
index #
Purpose
Specifies the index number of the default font.
Range
0 to 32767
Default
Selectbyid-dependent
Format
Integer
Select Symbol Set Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:symbolset (name)
Purpose
Specifies the default symbol set for the emulation.
Notes
This command specifies the default symbol set. Not all symbol
sets are available with certain resident fonts. In particular, the
Desktop, PS Math, Math 8, Microsoft Pub, Pi Font, PS Text,
Ventura Intl, Ventura Math, Ventura US, and Windows symbol
sets cannot be used with the resident bitmap fonts: courier10,
courier10bold, courier10italic, courier12, courier12bold,
courier12italic, and lineprinter.
The five dingbat symbol sets (PS-Zapf-Dingbats,
Ventura-Dingbats, Zapf-Dingbats100, Zapf-Dingbats200, and
Zapf-Dingbats300) can be used with all fonts. If a mismatch
between symbol set and font occurs, the standard PCL font
selection mechanism is used to locate a font that matches the
selected symbol set. With the standard set of fonts distributed by
QMS, this matches the Times* font, but other user installed fonts
could change this result.
Variable
name
Purpose
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Range
roman-8
pc-850
pc8-us
pc8-dn
ecma-94
legal
hpgerman
hpspanish
iso-2
iso-4
iso-6
iso-10
iso-11
iso-14
iso-15
iso-16
iso-17
iso-21
iso-25
iso-57
Default
N/A
Format
Character
iso-60
iso-61
iso-69
iso-84
iso-85
desktop
ps-math
math8
microsoft-pub
pi-font
ps-text
ventura-intl
ventura-math
ventura-us
windows
ps-zapf-dingbats
ventura-dingbats
zapf-dingbats100
zapf-dingbats200
zapf-dingbats300
Set Carriage Return (Line Termination)
Syntax
Purpose
Variable
%%IncludeFeature:criscrlf (value)
Controls the default line termination mode (the <ESC>&k#G
command). Specifies the line termination treatment of a carriage
return.
value
Purpose Specifies whether a carriage return is treated simply
as a carriage return, or as a carriage return-line feed
combination.
Range
Off/false—Treat line feed as a line feed.
On/true—Treat line feed as a carriage return-line
feed combination.
Default
Printer configuration dependent
Format
Boolean
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Notes
The result of various settings for these parameters is
shown in table below, in terms of the equivalent code
passed to the PCL line termination command
(<ESC>&k#G). The second setting (lfiscrlf on, criscrlf
off) is correct for most ASCII listings printed from
UNIX machines. PC listings should usually be done
with both items set to off, and Macintosh listings
usually require the third setting (lfiscrlf off, criscrlf on).
The following table shows the criscrlf/lfiscrlf
commands and the corresponding PCL Line
Termination command parameters.
LFISCRLF CRISCRLF PCL Code
Off
On
Off
On
Off
Off
On
On
0
2
1
3
Comments
CR→CR,LF→LF,FF→FF
CR→CR,LF→CR-LF,FF→CR-FF
CR→CR-LF,LF→LF,FF→FF
CR→CR-LF,LF→CR-LF,FF→CR-FF
Set Linefeed (Line Termination)
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Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:lfiscrlf (value)
Purpose
Controls the default line termination mode (the <ESC>&k#G
command); specifies the line termination treatment of a linefeed.
Variable
value
Purpose
Specifies whether a linefeed is treated simply as a
linefeed or as a carriage return-linefeed combination.
Range
Off/false—Treats linefeed as a linefeed.
On/true—Treats linefeed as carriage return-linefeed
combination.
Default
Printer configuration dependent
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Format
Boolean
Notes
The result of various settings for these parameters is
shown in the table included in the Set Carriage
Return (Line Termination) discussion, in terms of the
equivalent code passed to the PCL line termination
command. The second setting (lfiscrlf on, criscrlf off)
is correct for most ASCII listings printed from UNIX
machines. PC listings should usually be done with
both items set to Off, and Macintosh listings usually
require the third setting (lfiscrlf Off, criscrlf On). Note
that the FF becomes a CR-FF when the LF is a CRLF.
Set Lines Per Inch Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:linesperinch (# x 100)
Purpose
Sets the default PCL line spacing.
Notes
The %%IncludeFeature:linesperinch DOC affects PCL’s
default VMI (vertical motion index).
Variable
#
Purpose
Specifies the default number of lines per inch.
Range
100-4800 (1-48 lines per inch x 100)
Default
600 (6 lines per inch x 100)
Format
Integer
Set Point Size Command
Syntax
%%IncludeFeature:pointsize(default font size)
Purpose
Specifies the point size for scalable default font.
Notes
If the selected font is not scalable or if a bitmap font size is
specified, this setting is ignored.
Variable
default font size
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Purpose
Specifies the floating point number for point size.
Range
0.25 to 999.75 in 0.25 increments
Default
Printer configuration dependent
Format
Floating point number
CCITT Commands
The CCITT command language consists of ASCII text strings that set
options for the CCITT emulation. The options must be set on a
per-image basis because they are returned to their default values
after each image is decompressed. If the correct options are not set
for decompression before the decompression begins, the emulation
absorbs the data until it finds a valid end-of-job marker.
The remainder of this chapter provides the function, syntax, and
default settings of all available CCITT commands.
Accessing CCITT Emulation
To access CCITT emulation, include the following QMS Document
Option Commands (DOC) to the beginning of each data stream:
%%IncludeFeature:emulation(ccitt)
Command Syntax
The following conventions are used in the discussion of all CCITT
commands that follow.
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mixed-case italic
Command variable; replace thes variable with
information specific to your document
%%
Introduce the command; you must type these
characters
( )
Enclose command variables; you must type the
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ImageSize
Function Sets the image size to be used for decompression of the image
data that follows the %%ImageData command.
Syntax
%%ImageSize (width height)
width
The width of the image in pixels.
height
The height of the image in pixels.
Default
None.
Notes
This command must be used in order to decompress an image.
This command must be sent before the %%ImageData
command. If it is not, the image is ignored.
ImagePosition
Function Sets the image position (in 0.001" increments) from the upper-left
corner of the page.
Syntax
Default
%%ImagePosition (x y)
x
The horizontal location of the image's upper-left
corner.
y
The vertical location of the image's upper-left corner.
0 0—Places the image in the upper-left corner of the page.
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Rotation
Function Sets the rotation to be used when the image is decompressed.
Syntax
%%Rotation (degree)
degree
00° rotation
9090° rotation
180180° rotation
270270° rotation
Default
0–The image is not rotated
Notes
Rotation occurs about the current image position origin set by the
%%ImagePosition command. If no %%ImagePosition
command has been used, rotation occurs about the origin (0,0).
Any rotation (except 0) about the default image position (0,0)
causes the image to be rotated off the page. Therefore, any
rotation other than 0° must coincide with a %%ImagePosition
command.
LineEnd
Function Sets line-end flags, which indicate whether CCITT end-of-lines
are included in the image data.
Syntax
Default
%%LineEnd (true/false)
true
Indicates that end-of-lines are required in the image
data. Otherwise, an error results.
false
Indicates that end-of-lines are not required in the
image data but, if present, are accepted with no error.
false
BlockEnd
Function Indicates whether a CCITT End of Block is included in the image
data.
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Syntax
Default
%%BlockEnd (true/false)
true
Indicates that a BlockEnd is required in the image
data. Otherwise, an error results
false
Indicates that a BlockEnd is not required in the image
data but, if present, it is accepted with no error.
false
EBAMode
Function Sets the Encoded Byte Align flag, which indicates that the image
data is broken into individual lines that are each aligned on a byte
boundary.
Syntax
Default
%%EBAMode (true/false)
true
Indicates that the data is encoded byte aligned.
false
Indicates that the data is not encoded byte aligned.
false
BitReverse
Function Causes the CCITT emulation to reverse the bits within each byte
of the image data automatically.
Syntax
Default
%%BitReverse (true/false)
true
Indicates that the bits are to be reversed.
false
Indicates that the bits are not to be reversed.
false
InvertImage
Function Indicates whether the data in the image is inverted.
Syntax
%%InvertImage (true/false)
true
Indicates that the data in the image is inverted.
false
Indicates yhat the date in the image is not inverted.
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Default
false
Compression
Function Sets the data compression type of the data following the
%%ImageData command.
Syntax
%%Compression (type)
type
Default
0Group 4
1Group 3, 1-dimensional
2Group 3, 2-dimensional
0 (Group 4)
DPI
Function Sets the print resolution to match the scanned resolution of the
original image. This command can also be used to scale the
image. DPI resolutions above the original scanned resolution will
reduce the image while DPI resolutions below the original
scanned resolution will enlarge the image.
Syntax
%%DPI (horizontal vertical)
horizontal
vertical
Default
Currently selected engine resolution.
ImageData
Function Instructs the emulation to begin decompression of the image
data using the currently set image options. This command begins
reading the image data after the end of the current line. After the
image, the input stream is flushed until the next set of %%
characters is encountered.
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Syntax
%%ImageData
Default
None—no options.
Notes
You must specify %%ImageSize before %%ImageData. If you
do not, the data following %%ImageData is absorbed with no
effect on the file.
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PageEnd
Function Instructs the emulation to eject the current page (whether or not
any data has been printed to it) and clear the page memory. If an
image has not been decompressed since the beginning of the job
or since the last %%PageEnd, a blank page is ejected. You must
include this command for a page to be printed.
Syntax
%%PageEnd
Default
None—no options.
Notes
You must include this command for a page to be printed.
Image data must be included after this command.
JobEnd
Function Signals the end of a CCITT print job and resets the printer to the
default mode. Ends the job and returns the printer to ESP mode.
Syntax
%%JobEnd
Default
None—no options.
Notes
If this command is omitted, the printer remains in CCITT
emulation mode until the emulation wait timeout expires
(Administration/x/Emul Timeout menu).
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Sessions
In This Chapter . . .
n
Sessions commands
Sessions
Sessions
What is a Session?
A session is a means of grouping multiple documents, including documents created in different emulations, to form one larger document
which can be treated as a single entity by QMS Crown printers. To
avoid confusion over terminology, we’ll use these definitions when
discussing Sessions:
n
n
n
Subjob — what we would normally call a document; that is, a single print job in any supported page description language.
Document — a group of smaller jobs, combined through QMS
sessions Document Option Commands, to apply global printing
attributes.
Session — the QMS DOC mechanism for applying global printing
attributes to multiple documents.
Despite their different printer description languages, subjobs can be
combined in a single session that maintains global features, such as
duplex mode, copy count, document layout, and collation. A session
also gives you the flexibility to override the major document’s global
printing attributes for one or more subjobs.
Some printer description languages support language-specific markers which work well when the complete document is composed of a
single printer description language generated by a single application.
However, language-specific markers do not work very well when you
need to create a document from files using multiple printer description
languages. In such cases, high-level document manipulation applications find it difficult to deal with markers without taking into account
the language and semantics of the language-specific delimiters.
Sessions solve that difficulty by offering a language-independent
means of combining multiple subjobs.
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Here are some examples of applications for which you might want to
use sessions:
n
n
n
To print “wild card” file selections on UNIX or VMS computer
systems.
To print the chapters of a technical manual, such as this one,
as a single document.
To print a series of different monthly, weekly, or yearly reports
as a batch process.
How is a Session Used?
A session is invoked by the DOC %%Session command.
Language-independent delimiters included in the command allow any
data acceptable to an emulation, including 8-bit data, to be transferred to the printer without terminating documents or subjobs early
and out of context.
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Note: The session mechanism is supported only for optional network
interfaces on QMS Crown printers at this time. It is not supported for jobs
submitted through any other interface — LocalTalk, parallel, or serial. Use of
the
%%Session command in print jobs submitted over non-network
communication channels may lead to incorrect or erroneous output.
Session Command Location
The session command must
n
n
Be placed at the beginning of the data stream of a document
to delimit the session boundaries.
Precede all of the data that belongs to an individual subjob.
This will ensure that the command is not saved in the actual
data stream that is passed to a language or emulation.
Some host applications add DOCs at the beginning of a document’s
data stream before transmitting a job to the QMS Crown printer. If you
do not ensure that such features are completely disabled, the processing of the %%Session command will be terminated, and unexpected results may be printed.
Sessions
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Alternatively, if FTP is used to transmit a document to a QMS Crown
printer supporting the %%Session command, the following ftp command must be entered prior to sending a file to the printer:
cd no_doc_cmds
The default mode of the FTP protocol for the QMS Crown printer adds
network addressing information, in the form of DOCs, to the start of a
job and this data would also terminate the session.
Session Command
Since each subjob may use a different end-of-subjob argument, the
%%Session: ... command sequence must be inserted at the beginning of each subjob to specify the end-of-subjob argument for that
particular subjob.
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Function:
Signal the start of a subjob within a session.
Syntax:
%%Session: mode argument terminator
Notes:
The %%Session command provides two
methods to signal the end of a subjob, end by
count and end by delimiter string. Both methods
may be used within one document, but each
subjob may only use one method.
Parameter:
mode argument
Purpose:
Specify the argument of the %%Session
command.
Default:
none (job does not consist of subjobs)
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Range:
n
0 length
Specifies the byte count for the end of subjob. The
maximum possible value is 2147483647. A length of 0
means ignore the byte count terminator. The length
excludes the %%Session command
n
2 delimiter string
Specifies the host-supplied delimiter string for the
subjob boundary.
n
4 delimiter string
Specifies the host-supplied delimiter string for the
subjob boundary. After detection of the string, all
characters up to the next occurrence of a terminator, or
up to 256 characters for the line, are absorbed.
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Note: The delimiter string must consist of
printable ASCII characters. It may not contain
ASCII spaces, carriage return, or line feed. A
delimiter of “null” means ignore the delimiter
string terminator. The maximum value of the
delimiter string is 32 bytes or characters.
Notes:
Sessions
End by Count
You can specify how many bytes are contained in the
current subjob. After the printer reads the required
number of bytes within the current document, the
printer knows that it has reached the end of the subjob.
Any data which comes after this point, within the same
connection, is treated as the beginning of the next
subjob.
End by Delimiter String
You can specify a delimiter string to detect the end of a
subjob. Make sure that the specified delimiter string
does not exist in the actual content of the subjob,
however, because it will end the subjob and treat all
remaining data as a new subjob.
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Parameter:
terminator
Default:
none
Range:
<CR> carriage return
<LF> line feed
<CR><LF> carriage return plus line feed
Notes:
One or more ASCII space characters must be used to
separate each item. Any extra characters between the
argument and the terminator are discarded.
Session Command Detection and Arguments
At the start of a document data stream, the printer examines the initial
bytes of data to see if it can match the %%Session: ... string. If the
string is found, the mode and argument parameters are extracted to
determine what kind of session matching is desired. If the initial bytes
for the document do not match %%Session: ... or if there are errors
in the mode and argument parameters to the command, the printer
will act as if the command is not present in the job and default to the
use of language-specific terminators to end subjobs for the remainder
of the document.
If a valid %%Session command is encountered, the printer processes all of the data up to the end of that subjob. Once the subjob
terminates and more data arrives from the host computer, the printer
checks again to see if the subsequent data consists of a new
%%Session command to start the next subjob. Again, if the text at
the start of the subsequent subjob does not match %% Session: ...
or if there are errors in the mode and argument parameters to the
command, the printer will act as if the command is not present in the
job and default to the use of language-specific terminators to end the
subjobs for the remainder of the document.
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Examples
End by Count Example
For the end-by-count method of signaling the end of a subjob using a
length, the byte count begins after the terminator following the
%%Session: ... sequence. For example, counting starts with %! as
the first 2 bytes in the following example:
%%Session: 0 65535
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation(postscript)
...
...
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Note: When using this method, include all white space and forms control
characters inserted by the host system in the byte count.
End by Delimiter String Example
To group the three subjobs in the following example into a document
using the end-by-delimiter string method, the new combined data
stream may look like this:
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Note: Text in the Tekton typeface is comment, not part of the data stream.
Open connection: data comes into the printer
%%Session: 5 null
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation (postscript)
%%EndComments
...
PostScript data
%%EndSubJob
%%Session: 4%%End2ndSubJob
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation (pcl5)
%%EndComments
...
PCL 5 data
...
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%%End2ndSubJob
%%Session: 4%%End3rdSubJob
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation (impress)
%%EndComments
...
imPRESS data
...
Close connection
Subjob Terminator Example
To further clarify subjob terminators, let’s look at the following example. If you want to group the three subjobs into a document using the
%%session command with subjob terminators, the new combined
data stream may look like the following example.
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Note: An “empty” subjob terminator (such as %%Session: 0 0 or %%Session:
2 null) will be discarded as shown in the following example. This is what
“ignore” means in the definition of length described earlier in this appendix.
Also, in the following example at “define 2nd subjob boundary”, the
%%Session command being executed. The
Session commands (%%Session: 2 null and %%Session: 4)
%%Session: 0 7213 is the real
other
%%
included in the text are part of the job. Also note that the Tekton typeface
(used in this note) is used to signify comments that are not part of the job.
Open connection: data comes into the printer
%%Session: 0 0
Ignore line
%%Session: 1 null
Ignore line
%%Session: 4 %%EndSubJob
Define 1st subjob boundary
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation (postscript)
%%EndComments
...
PostScript data
...
%%EndSubJob
%%Session: 0 7213
Define 2nd subjob boundary
%%Session: 2 null
Include in 2nd subjob
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%%Session: 4 %%End2ndSubJob
Include in 2nd subjob
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation (pcl5)
EndComments
...
PCL 5 data
...
%%End2ndSubJob
%%Session: 0 0
Ignore line
%%Session: 2%%End3rdSubJob
Define 3rd subjob boundary
%!
%%IncludeFeature: emulation (impress)
%%EndComments
...
imPRESS data
...
Close connection
Sessions Document Finishing Terminology
Newlayout
The %%newlayout command is the mechanism that allows groups of
subjobs to use the same layout features. A layout may be specified
once for an entire document or altered for individual subjobs using the
newlayout command.
Collation Range
Collation range is a group of consecutively delivered pages to which
the same settings of collation and offset parameters apply. When collation is On, the set of pages can match the collation range. But when
collation is Off, collation range and set are not the same.
Set
If collation is on, the set is one copy of all pages in the document. If
collate is off, the set consists of all the copies of a single page in a
document.
Sessions
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Sessions
Document Finishing DOC
Function:
Used when a document has more than one subjob and you
want to control whether different subjobs have the same
format.
The %%IncludeFeature: newlayout command is used at
the beginning of subjobs to do one or both of the following:
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Indicate to the printer that new document
formatting options, such as grids, booklets, borders, margins, pages sizes, page
offsets, and orientation, should apply from
this point on.
Indicate that a new collation range is to
take effect from this point on. This command is intended for use when multiple
small documents are combined into a single print job in order to control which QMS
formatting or finishing command settings
may be changed and when they take
effect.
Syntax:
%%IncludeFeature: newlayout(value)
Parameter:
value
Default:
n/a
Range:
off, on, collate, on collate
off
Ignores any changes to layout or collation properties
specified at this subjob boundary via DOC. The layout and
collation properties in effect with the previous subjob remain
in effect. This command is equivalent to the absence of the
%%IncludeFeature: newlayout command altogether.
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on
Any QMS DOC settings for standard commands (such as
layout, document finishing, or document formatting) which
are specified in the current subjob will replace the previous
values of these settings inherited from the previous subjobs.
All other settings inherited from the previous subjobs in the
document remain unchanged. This subjob will be
considered part of the collation range established by the
previous subjob. See the “Collation Range” definition earlier
in this section.
collate
Create a new collation range, but retain the same layout
and document formatting options that were in effect with the
prior subjob, as in the following two subjob sessions:
Subjob A
%!
%%IncludeFeature: numcopies(10)
...
PCL 5 Data
...
Subjob B
%!
%%IncludeFeature:newlayout(collate)
%%IncludeFeature: numcopies(25)
...
PostScript Data
In this example, all of subjob A prints with its attributes
(numcopies and other layout, document format, and
document finishing commands). When that job is
completed, subjob B prints 25 copies with all other attributes
unchanged).
Sessions
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Sessions
on collate
Allows a change in both the layout properties and in the
collation properties at this subjob boundary. Any QMS DOC
settings for standard commands (such as layout, document
finishing, or document formatting) which are specified in the
current subjob will replace the previous values of these
settings inherited from the previous subjobs. All other
settings inherited from the previous subjobs in the
document remain unchanged. This setting is a combination
of the on and collate parameter values.
Notes:
%%IncludeFeature: newlayout (on collate) is always
issued at the beginning of the document for the first subjob
regardless of the actual command specified by the user.
%%IncludeFeature: newlayout (off) is assumed for
subsequent subjobs when the command is not present.
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Notices
In This Chapter . . .
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Manual notices
Laser safety
FCC compliance
International notices
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Manual Notice
Manual Notice
QMS, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to this manual and to
the equipment described herein without notice. Considerable effort
has been made to ensure that this manual is free of inaccuracies and
omissions. However, QMS, Inc. makes no warranty of any kind
including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with regard to this
manual. QMS, Inc. assumes no responsibility for, or liability for, errors
contained in this manual or for incidental, special, or consequential
damages arising out of the furnishing of this manual, or the use of this
manual in operating the equipment, or in connection with the performance of the equipment when so operated.
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and
Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
FCC Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not
installed and used in accordance with the user documentation, may
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cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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1
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
3
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
4
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Note: A shielded cable is required to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
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Caution: Any modifications or changes to this product not expressly
approved in writing by the manufacturer responsible for compliance to
Federal Regulations could void the user's authority to operate this product
within the Laws and Regulations of the Federal Communications
Commission.
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WARNING! To prevent electrical shock, do not remove any covers from your
printer unless you are experienced in working with circuit boards and are
following instructions for procedures described in QMS documentation.
A CHTUNG!
Um elektrische Kurtzschlüsse zu vermeiden, entfernen Sie keine
Gehaüseteile von Ihrem Drucker, wenn Sie keine Erfahrungen im Umgang mit
elektrischen Bauteilen haben. Befolgen Sie die in der QMS Dokumentation
beschriebenen Hinweise.
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Notices
International Notices
Canadian Users
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques (de la
classe B) prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le ministère des Communications du Canada.
Vfg 1046/1984 Conformity Statement
Hierdurch bescheinigen wir, daß dieses Produkt in Übereinstimmung
mit Postordnung 1046/1984 ist und RFI unterdrückt ist. Die
Geschäftslage und der Verkauf diese Geräte auszuprobieren, mit der
Übereinstimmung und der Regierung zu bestätigen, wurde der Deutschen Bundespost gegeben.
Bescheinigung des Herstellers/Importeurs
Hiermit wird bescheinigt, daß QMS 1725 SLS Print System in Übereinstimmung mit den Bestimmungen der Vfg 1046/1984 funkentstört
ist. Der Deutschen Bundespost wurde das Inverkehrbri ngen dieses
Gerätes angezeigt und die Berechtigung zur Überprüfung der Serie
auf Einhaltung der Bestimmungen eingeräumt.
QMS Inc., Mobile, AL, USA
Declaration of Manufacturer/Importer
We hereby certify that the QMS 1725 SLS Print System is in compliance with Vfg 1046/1984 and is RFI suppressed.
The marketing and sale of this equipment was reported to the German Postal Service.
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Colophon
The right to retest this equipment to verify compliance with the regulation was given to the German Postal Service.
QMS Inc., Mobile, AL, USA
Electronics Emissions
Your printer complies with the Electronics Emissions Requirements of
the German Federal Minister for Postal and Telecommunication Technology regulation:
Vfg 1046/1984
Your printer complies with the Electronics Emissions Requirements of
the European Economic Council directive:
82/499/EEC
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This manual was written and formatted in FrameMaker. Some illustrations were created in Adobe Illustrator and translated to WMF format
in Transverter Pro; other illustrations were created directly in FrameMaker. Typefaces chosen are Benguiat, Courier, Helvetica, MarkerFelt, and Tekton. The manual was printed in camera-ready form on a
QMS printer.
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Configuration
Menu
In This Chapter . . .
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Menu Diagrams
Menu Diagrams
Menu Diagrams
Take printer offline
by pressing
, then press
Operator Control Administration Disk Operations
Copies
Collation
Orientation
Inputbin
Outputbin
Chain Inputs
Manual Feed Size
Def. Duplex
Tumble Duplex
Take printer offline
by pressing
, then press
Operator Control Disk Operations Administration
Install Option
Remove Option
Format Disk
Collation
Spool Overflow
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Take printer offline
by pressing
, then press
Operator Control Disk Operations Administration
Communications Emulations
Timeouts
PS Wait Timeout
Emul Timeout
Job Timeout
ESP Timeout
Serial
Mode
ESP Default
Postscript
Emulation Level
Level 2
Level 1 B/W
Level 1 Color
PCL5
Emulation
Default Font
Min K Spool
Spool Timeout
End Job Mode
Baud Rate
Symbol Set
Lines Per Inch
Parity
Ignore Parity
Rcv SW Flow
Xmit SW Flow CTL
Data Bits
Stop Bits
Line Termination
Point Size x100
Retain Temporary
Special Pages Startup Options Memory
Print Status
Do Start Page
Quick Config.
Calibration Page Do Sys Start
K Mem For Spool
Header Page
Do Error Handler K Mem For PSHeap
Header Inputbin
K Mem PSFonts
Trailer Page
K Mem Emulation
Trailer Inputbin
K Mem Emul. Temp
Status Page Type
K Mem Display
K Mem Disk Cache
K Mem Frame Buff
MB Printer Mem.
Enable Disk Swap
Scalable Fonts
Default Font IDX
Monochrome GL/2
Downld Location
HP-GL
HDWE Flow CTL
Plotter
Scaling Percent
DSR
DTR
RTS
CTS
PS Protocol
Def Job Prio
Parallel
Mode
Emulation
Origin
Reverse Image
Enhanced Mode
Duplex V. Offset
Default Paper
Inputbin 1 Name
Inputbin 2 Name
Outputbin 1 Name
Outputbin 2 Name
Def. Resolution
Gamma Correction
Enable Buzzer
Page Recovery
Toner Out Act.
Letterhead
Man Feed Timeout
Page Counters
Sheets Printed
Faces Printed
Pen 1 - 8
Pen Color
End Job Mode
PS Protocol
Def Job Prio
Point Sz 100ths
Character Map
Line Numbering
Min K Spool
Vertical Offset
Duplex H. Offset
Pen Width
LinePrinter
Mode
Connection
Miscellaneous
Image Alignment Restore Defaults
Keypad Language
Horiz. Offset
Expand Mode
Paper Type
Min K Spool
Spool Timeout
Data Bits
AppleTalk
Engine
Font
Tab Stops
LF is CRLF
CR is CRLF
FF is CRLF
Orientation
Autowrap
Lines Per Page
Margins
Left
Right
Top
Bottom
Configuration Menu
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Glossary
AppleTalk
A local area network communication protocol developed by Apple Computer. AppleTalk operates on LocalTalk, Ethernet, or Token-Ring cabling and
can be used by Macintosh systems, PCs, and printers. See also LocalTalk.
Application
Any computer program designed to help people perform a certain type of
work (for example, word processing, page layout, programming, graphics,
and spreadsheets). Adobe Illustrator, Excel, and Word are applications.
ASCII
An acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. This
coding scheme, developed by the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI), specifies a digital code for each of the 96 displayable characters
on a standard computer keyboard as well as for control characters. The full
ASCII character set is 250+.
Baud Rate or
Baud
Baud Rate or Baud
The data transfer rate between two devices, such as your computer and
your printer. Both devices must be configured for the same baud rate. Your
printer’s baud rate ranges from 300 to 38,400 bits per second.
Bit
An acronym for binary digit. The bit is the most fundamental unit of
information that a computer can accept. It has two states called 1 (one) and
0 (zero), or on and off, and can be used to represent a yes/no statement.
Groups of bits are used to represent more complex statements, such as
characters. The most common grouping of bits is called a byte, which
consists of 8 bits. See also ASCII, byte.
Bitmap
A grid composed of small dots used to define an image, line drawing, or
character. See also raster graphics.
Bitmapped Font
A bitmapped font is a one in which each character is represented by a set
of dot patterns. Each font size requires a different set of dot patterns.
Buffer
Storage space used to compensate for a difference in rate or sequence of
data flow when transmitting data from one device to another.
Byte
A unit of information consisting of 8 bits, the equivalent of one character.
See also bit.
Cancel Key
The control panel key that cancels a print job or sends an end-of-job
indicator to a print job waiting for incoming data. It is not necessary to take
the printer off line before using the Cancel key.
Card
See font card, and security card.
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Connector
A coupler used to join a cable to a device or to another cable. Connectors
are identified as male or female. A male connector has one or more
exposed pins or prongs. A female connector has one or more receptacles
designed to accept the pins on the male connector.
Connector Box
A piece of equipment consisting of a small box with a built-in cable that
links the printer to the LocalTalk cable system.
Consumables
Supplies, such as paper, transparencies, and toner.
Control Panel
The area on the front of the printer consisting of eight keys that allow you
to configure the printer and perform frequently used operations, four LEDs
(light-emitting diodes) that identify various printer status information, and
an LCD (liquid crystal display) message window that provides status
information ad configuration menus.
Controller
The software that controls the engine of a printer. The controller is the
intelligence of the printer.
Crown
A multitasking operating system architecture developed by QMS and used
in the QMS 1725 SLS Print System.
Default
A printer control panel setting used in the absence of a application selection.
See also factory default.
Download
Transfer information from one device to another. Downloaded fonts and
emulations are not built into the printer. They are transferred from the
computer and temporarily stored in the printer's memory (until the printer
is turned off) or on a hard disk.
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dpi
dpi
An acronym for dots per inch, a measurement unit used to indicate printer
resolution. Your QMS 1725 SLS Print System has 300x300 and 600x600
dpi resolution.
Driver
See printer driver.
DTR/DSR
An acronym for Data Terminal Ready and Data Signal Received, a hardware-controlled protocol. It controls the flow of data via signals on the DTR/
DSR line, as opposed to XON/XOFF protocol, which is software controlled.
Electrophotographic Drum
A drum in the toner cartridge that is sensitive to both light and electricity. It
is used in the creation and transfer of images to the printed page. See also
toner, toner cartridge.
Emulation
Software that allows the printer to respond to commands intended for a
different type of printer. For example, when the printer is set for HP PCL
emulation, it responds to the same commands (HP PCL) that a HewlettPackard LaserJet printer does.
Emulation Card
See font card, and security card.
Emulation Sensing Processor (ESP) Technology
Emulation Sensing Processor technology. Using a form of artificial intelligence, ESP technology analyzes incoming file data from any of your
printer's interfaces, selects the appropriate printer language from those
installed on the printer, and processes the print job. ESP technology works
with most popular commercially available applications.
Ethernet Network
Developed by Xerox, Ethernet is a local area network that uses coaxial
cable (thick or thin), or twisted pair wire to connect nodes transmitting
variable-length frames of data at 10 Mbps (10-million bits per second).
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EtherTalk
Refers to the communication protocol used by Macintosh computers when
transmitting and receiving data through an Ethernet interface.
Excess Memory Client
The memory remaining after providing all the other memory clients with
their specified amounts of memory is automatically added to the excess
memory client. All excess memory in your QMS 1725 SLS Print System
goes into a pool shared by the frame buffer and the display list clients.
Expansion, RAM
See memory upgrade.
Factory Default
The printer settings that are programmed into the printer at the factory.
These settings are used unless they are changed at the printer control panel
or overridden by settings in an application. See also default.
Flash ROM
Quick loading, reprogrammable memory that holds information (such as
system code and downloadable emulations) even when the printer is turned
off. The chief advantage of flash ROM is that system upgrades can be
loaded from a floppy disk without the necessity of swapping out expensive
EPROMS or having to place a service call.
Font
A complete character set in one typeface or style. Two types of fonts are
available for your printer—downloaded and resident. See also download,
resident fonts, typeface, and typeface family.
Font Card
A module the size of a credit card that contains fonts that can supplement
the printer's internal, resident fonts to increase the variety of available
typefaces.
Fuser Assembly
An assembly that contains two heated rollers between which the paper
passes after toner has been applied; the heated rollers bond the toner to
the paper.
Glossary
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Gamma
Correction
Gamma Correction
Gamma corrections allow you to sharpen the midrange contrast when
scanning black and white images.
Gray Scale
Progressive shades from black to white which provide detail and contrast
to printed images.
Handshake, Handshaking
A procedure, usually part of a communications protocol, to establish a data
communications path. Devices must be able to communicate with each
other. Your printer uses either XON/XOFF or DTR/DSR protocol to communicate with a computer.
Hard Disk
A secondary storage place for such items as downloaded fonts and
emulations and for spooled data, thus providing virtual memory capabilities.
You can add an internal hard disk and up to three external hard disks to
your QMS 1725 SLS Print System.
Header Page
A separator page, printed before a print job, that identifies the print job and
helps users sort out the print jobs in the printer's output tray. See the QMS
Crown Document Option Commands manual information on customizing
the header page information.
Heap
A portion of memory reserved for a program to use for temporary storage.
Host
The computer or network to which a printer is connected.
HP PCL
An acronym for Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language, the printer
control language native to the HP Laser Jet Series II and III printers. Your
QMS 1725 SLS Print System has a resident HP PCL 5 emulation.
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HP-GL
An acronym for Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language, the programming
language on which HP plotters are based. Your QMS 1725 SLS Print
System has a resident HP-GL emulation.
IDE
An acronym for Integrated Drive Electronics. “Integrated” refers to the fact
that all of the controller electronics are on the drive itself, so no separate
adapter card or expansion slot is required. See also SCSI.
Imageable Area
The maximum area of a sheet of media capable of being printed on. It is
subject to both hardware limits (the physical page size and the margins
required by the print engine) and software constraints (the amount of
memory available for the full-page frame buffer).
Interface
The place where two devices are physically connected, allowing them to
communicate.
Interface Cable
A special cable used to connect the printer to the computer so they can
communicate.
Interface Port
Your printer comes with three standard interface ports—serial, parallel, and
AppleTalk—located on the back panel. An optional interface port is available through the installation of an optional network interface card. See also
network interface card.
Jam Recovery
The printer’s ability to reprint the jammed page and then continue with the
print job once you remove the jammed media. With most printers, if a jam
occurs, you must reprint the job after removing the jammed media.
Landscape Orientation
See orientation.
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LCD
LCD
An acronym for Liquid Crystal Display. The printer’s LCD message window
on the control panel provides status information and configuration menus.
LED
An acronym for Light-Emitting Diode. Four LEDs on the printer’s control
panel indicate printer status.
LocalTalk
One type of cable system used to link computers and peripheral devices
in an AppleTalk network. See also AppleTalk.
Manual Feed
The process by which media is fed into the printer by hand (as opposed to
letter the printer automatically pull media from a cassette or tray).
Media
Any material (such as paper, labels, and transparencies) used in the printer
for printed output.
Memory
The space within your printer where information is stored while being
actively worked on. The term applies to internal storage space as opposed
to external storage, such as disks or tapes. See also RAM and ROM.
Memory Client
A user of a block of memory. Each memory client controls certain features.
When insufficient memory is allocated to a specific client, the features it
controls may not be accessible.
Memory Upgrade
An available option that is easily attached to the printer's controller board
to expand its standard 13 MB of RAM to a maximum of 32 MB. See also
SIMM (Single In-Line Memory Module ).
Menu Key
The control panel key that accesses the printer configuration menu when
the printer is off line. Use this key to advance through the menus or to return
to a previous position in the menu. When changing printer setup, press this
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Key
key to cancel a change (before pressing the Select key) or to return to
previous menus one level at a time.
Motherboard
The main circuit board containing the primary components of a computer
system.
Network Interface Card (NIC)
A printed circuit board, in the shape of a card, used to connect a printer
physically to a network cable. See your QMS vendor for a complete list of
available network interface cards.
Next Key
The control panel key that advances through a list of selections or options
for a menu. When changing character information, use this key to advance
to the next choice for the current input (underlined) character.
Non-volatile Memory
This type of memory is not lost when the printer loses power.
Null Modem
A cable configuration used for serial communication. This cable arranges
the communication between two devices.
NV RAM
This protected form of RAM is used to store information such as your
printer’s configuration menu. Configuration options you have chosen, such
as emulations, memory settings, and input bins, are saved to this nonvolatile RAM. This information is not lost when you turn off your printer.
Off Line
Not accepting data from the computer. The printer is taken off line by
pressing the Online/Offline key. When the Online indicator is off, the printer
is off line. The printer must be off line to enter the Configuration menu.
On Line
Accepting data from the computer. The printer is on line when the Online/
Offline key is pressed and the Online indicator is on.
Online/Offline Key
The control panel key used to take the printer off line and put it back on line.
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Orientation
Orientation
The direction of print on the page. Printing across the narrow width of a
page is called portrait orientation printing. The word “portrait” comes from
portraits of people, which are usually vertical in format. Printing across the
length of a page is called landscape orientation printing. The term “landscape” is derived from pictures of the landscape, which are usually horizontal in format.
Page Description Language (PDL)
A programming language, such as PostScript, that is used to describe
output to a printer or a computer monitor.
Page Memory
A special buffer large enough to hold an entire page of data.
Paper Path
The path the paper follows in its journey through the printer; it begins at the
paper cassette or tray pickup point and ends at the output tray.
Parallel Interface
A data transmission technique that sends each bit simultaneously over
separate lines. (For this reason it is generally faster than a serial interface.)
It is normally used to send 1 byte (8 bits) at a time between computers and
printers. You printer has a Centronics parallel interface port. See also serial
interface.
Parity, Parity Check
The addition of overhead bits to ensure that the total number of 1s in a
grouping of bits is either always even (for even parity) or always odd (for
odd parity). This permits detection of single errors. It may be applied to
characters, transmission blocks, or any convenient bit grouping.
PCL
See HP PCL.
Peripheral Device
A hardware device connected to a computer (such as a printer) or to a
printer (such as an external hard disk).
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Permanent Soft Fonts
Permanent soft fonts are soft fonts downloaded into the printer's memory
that remain resident there, even if the printer is reset, until the printer is
turned off or the fonts are deleted by an application. See also download .
Physical Memory
The amount of RAM installed in the printer.
Point Size
The height of a character or symbol in a font. There are 72 points per inch.
This text is printed using a 10 point font.
Portrait Orientation
See orientation.
PostScript
A page description language trademarked by Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Level 2 capabilities, among others, are implemented in your
printer through a QMS-developed PostScript emulation. PostScript Level
2 emulation is the native language of your printer’s controller. It describes
text, graphics, and page images to the printer.
Previous Key
The control panel key that returns through the list of previous selections or
options for the current menu. When changing the character information,
use this key to return to the previous choice for the current input (underlined)
character.
Print Density
Print density refers to the relative darkness of print on the page. Very dense
print appears totally black. Less dense print looks lighter, with solid-filled
areas not totally covered. Print density can be adjusted by a lever inside
the printer.
Print Engine
The non-intelligent portion of the printer, including the laser, print drum, and
paper-feeding mechanism.
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Print Quality
Print Quality
A general measure of the appearance and readability of a printed page.
Criteria of print quality include the darkness, clarity, and sharpness of the
printed page.
Printed Circuit Board
A flat board made of plastic, fiberglass, or another nonconducting material
on which chips and other electronic components are mounted.
Printer Driver
A printer driver is a program that translates the file you are printing into a
language that the printer understands. Usually, the printer driver is installed
within an application.
Protocol
A set of rules or standards designed to enable computers and other devices
to connect to one another and to exchange information.
Queue
A list of documents waiting to be printed.
RAM
An acronym for Random Access Memory, the memory your printer uses to
perform tasks. It can be written to and read from. Once a task is complete,
the memory is free again to be used for another file. This memory is volatile,
so if your printer loses power while a file is being sent, you must resend the
file. The number and type of features you can run simultaneously on your
printer depend on the amount of RAM available and how that RAM is
distributed. RAM can be increased by adding SIMMs. See also SIMM.
RAM Disk
Also called a virtual disk. The RAM disk is an area of RAM that is used to
simulate an additional hard disk. Data can be written to and read from a
RAM disk more quickly than a hard disk, but a RAM disk loses any
information stored on it when the printer’s power is turned off. The frame
buffer and spooling buffer are RAM disk clients. See also RAM.
Raster Graphics
The system of forming graphics using a bitmap, or grid of small dots, is
called raster graphics. The term “raster” denotes the Cartesian grid system
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in which the dots are arranged. Bitmaps can define images, shapes, or
characters created with a specific number of dots per inch. See also bitmap.
Rasterization
The conversion of vector graphics (images described mathematically as
points connected by straight lines) to equivalent images composed of pixel
patterns that can be stored and manipulated as sets of bits.
Remote Console
A feature in QMS Crown printers allowing users to configure the printer and
monitor printer conditions over network interfaces.
Resident
Permanently stored in the printer’s memory.
Resident Fonts
Fonts permanently stored in the printer's memory; also called internal fonts.
Resolution
A measurement of the dots per inch (dpi) in output material, either printed
or visual, as in a high-resolution monitor. Your printer features a 300x300
and 600x600 dpi resolution.
RISC
An acronym for Reduced Instruction Set Computing, a microprocessor
design that focuses on rapid and efficient processing of a relatively small
set of instructions.
ROM
An acronym for Read Only Memory. This type of memory contains data
and/or printer-executable instructions that can be read but not modified.
On QMS Crown printers, the operating system code, resident fonts, and
resident emulations are all stored in ROM. This information is not lost when
the printer’s power is turned off.
RTS
An acronym for Request To Send. RTS is a signal sent from the host to the
printer indicating it is ready to send data.
Glossary
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Scalable Font
Scalable Font
A scalable font is one in which each character’s dot pattern (bitmap) is
generated from a mathematical representation (or outline) of the character.
Scalable fonts eliminate the need to store many different font sizes.
Screen
The pattern in which dots or lines are placed on a page to create colors or
levels of gray. See also screen angle.
Screen Angle
The angle at which a screen is printed. See also screen.
Screen Font
A font designed for display on a computer monitor. Screen fonts usually
have corresponding printer fonts.
SCSI
An acronym for Small Computer System Interface, which allows up to three
external hard disks to be connected to your printer. See also IDE.
Security Card
A module the size of a credit card that allows you to set passwords for the
Operator Control and Administration menus. When a security card is
inserted into the printer card slot, the Installation menu appears in the
configuration menu.
Select Key
The control panel key used to access a menu or to choose a displayed
selection or option.
Serial Interface
A data transmission technique that sends each bit sequentially over a single
line. It is normally used to send one bit at a time for data communications.
See also parallel interface.
SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module)
A small circuit board designed to accommodate surface-mount memory
chips. SIMMs use less board space and are more compact than more
conventional memory-mounting hardware. See also memory upgrade.
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SIO (Simultaneous Interface Operation)
The capability of printing to all three of the printer's concurrently active ports
rather than being restricted to one.
Soft Fonts
Fonts created or stored on disks. They can be transferred to the printer’s
memory and remain available to be used until the printer is turned off. See
also download.
Spool
An acronym for simultaneous print operations on line. Spooling is temporary storage to hold print jobs until the printer is available to process them.
Start-up Page
A page generated when you turn on the printer (unless you have disabled
it). It gives limited information on the printer, including name, pages printed,
current interface settings, and amount of RAM available.
Storage
A device in or on which information can be kept. There are three main types
of storage, ROM, RAM, and hard disks. ROM stores read-only data, RAM
represents temporary storage, and hard disks hold information on a more
permanent basis. See also hard disk, RAM, ROM, spool.
System Administrator
The person in charge of managing a network; also called a network
administrator.
Timeout
The expiration of a predefined interval, that triggers some action such as
a disconnection that occurs following 30 seconds without any data activity
(in a 30-second, no-activity timeout). Timeout also refers to the length or
existence of such an interval.
Toner
A dry, powdered substance capable of being attracted to electrically
charged areas on a photosensitive revolving drum. The printer's EP (electrophotographic) toner cartridge holds the toner. The toner is first attracted
to this charged area, then attracted to the negatively charged paper. The
toner is melted (or fused) in place by the fuser assembly.
Glossary
G-15
Toner Cartridge
Toner Cartridge
A disposable cartridge containing dry toner and a print drum. The QMS
1725 SLS Print System uses an EP-BII toner cartridge.
Trailer Page
A separator page, printed after a print job, that identifies the print job and
helps users sort out the print jobs in the printer's output tray. See the QMS
Crown Document Option Commands manual information on customizing
the trailer page.
Transformer Box
Also known as a connector box. This piece of equipment consists of a small
box with a built-in cable that links the printer to a LocalTalk cable.
Transparency
A type of media, also known as OHP (overhead projection) film, commonly
used for presentations.
Typeface
The basic printed design of characters in a font. For instance, Courier, and
Times typefaces each print characters of different designs.
Typeface Family
A group of related typefaces. For example, the Times typeface family
consists of four typefaces: Times Roman, Times Bold, Times Italic, and
Times Bold Italic. See also font and typeface.
Utility
A program that performs a specific function of computer system management, such as maintaining disks and files or controlling a peripheral device.
Virtual Memory
An extension to the effective size of the printer’s memory by using a disk
file or swap file to simulate additional memory space. It enables the hard
disk to accept data swapped from RAM to free temporarily the RAM for
other tasks.
Volatile Memory
Memory that is cleared when the printer is turned off. Most RAM is volatile.
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XON/XOFF
XON/XOFF
Control characters used for flow control in data transmission.
v
Glossary
G-17
Index
%%EndOfDocument 2-19
<ESC>%12345X 2-19
600 DPI key 1-16
A
Accessories
See Optional Accessories
Administration menu 2-4, 2-15
Special Pages menu 2-42
Startup Options menu 2-45
Administration password 2-67
Advanced status page 2-42
Alignment See Image Alignment
ANSI ASCII symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
Anti-static teeth 5-6
AppleTalk G-1
See LocalTalk
Application G-1
Configuration, printer 2-2
ASCII G-1
Automatic Jam Recovery 1-10
Autowrap menu (Lineprinter) 2-41
Avant Garde Gothic
ITC Avant Garde Gothic 7-3
B
Baud G-2
Baud Rate menu (Serial) 2-20
Bins
Output 2-14
See also Cassette, Trays
Selection 2-13
Bit G-2
Bitmap G-2
Bitmapped font 7-5, G-2
Blank pages 6-24
Bookman
ITC Bookman 7-3
Buffer G-2
Sizes 3-21
Frame, Memory allocating 2-57
Bulletin board, QMS A-2
Byte G-2
C
Cable
Macintosh B-11
Cable pinouts
See Pinouts
Canadian users
Statement E-4
Cancel
Cancelling a print job 3-21
Key 1-16, 3-21, G-2
Status message 6-2
Card
Emulations 8-11
Font 8-12
Installing 8-11, 8-18
Security 8-18
Cassette 8-3
Chaining 2-14, 3-11
See also Trays
CCITT 1-7
Accessing C-18
Commands C-19
Character Map menu (Lineprinter)
2-40
Character set 7-2
Chunk collation 3-13
Cleaning
Anti-static teeth 5-6
Paper feed guide 5-9
Transfer guide lock tray 5-8
Transfer guide strip 5-8
Cleaning printer 5-6
Client, memory 2-48
Collating
Chunk 3-13
Output 3-12
Collation 2-13
Colophon E-5
I-2
Communication
Serial port 6-8
Settings 3-21
Testing, Macintosh 6-12
Testing, parallel port 6-6
Communications submenu 2-16
Compile-Ahead Technology 1-8
Compressed Data Formats 1-10
CompuServe A-3
Configuration
Application, via 2-2
Changes, canceling 2-11
Changes, saving 2-10
Character information, changing 2-8
Commands, via 2-3
Control panel, via 2-3
Defaults, restoring 2-12, 2-62
Menu options, selecting 2-6
Methods 2-2
PostScript operators, via 2-3
PS Executive Series Utilities, via 2-3
Configuration menu 2-4
Accessing 2-5
Administration menu 2-4
Changes, canceling 2-11
Changes, saving 2-10
Character information, changing 2-8
Installation menu 2-4
Operator Control menu 2-4
Options, selecting 2-6
Connection menu (LocalTalk) 2-27
Connector G-3
Connector box G-3
Consumable supplies B-7
Consumables G-3
Warranty B-12
Context Switching 1-10
Control panel G-3
Configuration, printer 2-3
Indicators 1-14
Language, message window 2-11,
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Message window 1-15
Message window language 2-11, 2-63
Control panel messages 6-2
Controller G-3
Specifications B-3
Copies 2-12
Correction, gamma 2-60
Courier 7-8
cpi
Pitch 7-5
CR is CRLF menu (Lineprinter) 2-41
Creating a network job separator 3-20
Crown G-3
Customer support, QMS See Support
D
Dark image 6-27
Data Bits menu (parallel) 2-25
Data Bits menu (Serial) 2-21
Data indicator
Stays lit 6-22
Won’t light 6-13
Def Resolution menu 2-60, 4-2
Default G-3
Default Font Index menu (PCL5) 2-34
Default Font menu (PCL5) 2-30
Defaults, configuration
Restoring 2-12, 2-62
Device numbers, hard disks 2-64, 8-42
Dingbats
ITC Zapf Dingbats 7-3
Disk cache 2-56
Disk Operations menu 2-64
Display 2-55
Do Error Handler menu 2-46
Do Start Page menu 2-45
Do Sys Start menu 2-46
DOC C-4
Document Finishing DOC D-10
Header page commands C-2
HP PCL 5 emulation commands C-3
HP-GL emulation commands C-2
Index
Lineprinter emulation commands C-3
PCL 4 emulation commands C-4
PCL 5 C-7
PCL 5 emulation commands C-3, C-4
PostScript emulation commands C-4
Printer commands C-4
Sessions D-2
Trailer page commands C-2
Updated commands C-4
Document Option Commands
See DOC
Documentation 1-2, 1-3
DOS commands
mode 6-8
Dots per inch
See dpi
Downld Location menu (PCL5) 2-35
Download G-3
Downloading optional emulation 8-17
dpi G-4
Duplex key 1-16
Duplexer assembly 8-7
Installing 8-7
Duplexing 2-15
Memory requirements 2-51
Problems 6-25
Tumbling 2-15
E
Electronics emissions E-5
Emul Timeout menu 2-17
Emulation 2-16
Card 8-12
Downloading optional 8-17
HP-GL parameters, setting 2-36
Installing 8-11
Lineprinter parameters, setting 2-39
Memory, allocating 2-54
Emulation menu
Parallel 2-24
Serial 2-18
Optional, downloading 8-17
I-3
PCL5 parameters, setting 2-30
PostScript parameters, setting 2-29
Temporary, allocating memory 2-55
Timeout 2-17
Emulation Level menu (PostScript)
2-29
Emulation Sensing Processor (ESP)
Technology 1-9
See also ESP
Emulations 1-11
Menu 2-29
Setting parameters 2-29
End Job Mode 3-14
%%EndOfDocument 2-19
<ESC>%12345X 2-19
Menu
Parallel 2-25
Serial 2-19
QMS EOD 2-19
See EOD command
Setting 3-16, 3-17
Ending a print job 3-22
End-of-document command 3-14
Engine
Default Paper 2-59
Features, configuring 2-58
Inputbin Name 2-59
Letterhead 2-61
Manual Feed Timeout 2-61
Outputbin Name 2-60
Engine menu
Gamma Correction 2-60
Image Alignment menu 2-58
Page Recovery menu 2-60
Resolution menu 2-60, 4-2
Toner Out Act. menu 2-61
Vertical Offset menu 2-59
Enhanced Mode menu (HP-GL) 2-37
Envelope
Formatting data 3-10
Printing 3-10
Selection 8-3
I-4
Single print 3-10
Specifications 3-10, B-5, B-6
Envelope feeder 8-3
Installing 8-3
Environmental requirements B-4
EOD command 3-15
Add EOD command, to your file 3-18
Network job separator 3-20
Other print queuing systems 3-17
PC print server 3-16
See End Job Mode
Stand-alone PC 3-16
Error
Waiting for idle 6-3
Waiting on input end job 6-4
Error Handler, PostScript 2-46
Error messages
ESP 1-9
Timeout 2-17
Won’t work 6-14
Expand Mode menu (HP-GL) 2-37
External hard disk See Hard disk
F
Face-up output 3-8
Factory defaults, restoring 2-12, 2-62
FCC compliance E-2
Feeding paper
Cassette 3-5
Manual feed 3-6
FF is CRFF menu (Lineprinter) 2-41
Flash ROM
System software, updating 8-43
Flow control
Hardware 2-22
Software, receive 2-21
Software, transmit 2-21
Font card 8-12
Installing 8-11
Font index number C-5
Font menu (Lineprinter) 2-39
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Fonts
Bitmapped 7-5, G-2
Defined 7-2
Installing optional 8-13
PCL 5 C-4
PCL5, scalable 2-33
PCL5, temporary, retaining 2-32
PostScript, allocating memory 2-54
PostScript emulation B-3
Removing optional 8-14
Scalable 7-5, G-14
See font name
Subset 7-2
Formatting
Hard disk 2-65
Frame Buffer
Memory, allocating 2-57
French/German symbol set (HP-GL)
7-10
G
Gamma correction 2-60, 4-3, 4-6
Gray levels 4-4
Halftone 4-4
Screen frequency 4-4
Gray levels 4-4, 4-5
Gray-scale 4-6
H
Halftone quality
Device resolution 4-4
Laser beam 4-4
Scan quality 4-4
Screen frequency 4-4
Halftones
Cells 4-4
Gamma correction 4-4
Hard disk 2-63, B-7
Device numbers 2-64, 8-42
Disk Operations menu 2-64
Error messages 2-65
Expandability 1-12
Index
External B-7
Formatting 2-65
IDE board B-7
Identifying 2-64, 8-42
Internal 8-38, B-7
SCSI B-7
Hardware flow control 2-22
Hdwe Flow Ctl menu (serial) 2-22
Header Inputbin menu 2-44
Header pages 2-43
DOC C-2
Header Page menu 2-44
Inputbin 2-44
Heap See Postscript
Helvetica 7-8
Horiz. offset menu 2-58
Host Input 2-52
HP EOD 2-19, 3-16
HP PCL 5 Emulation
See PCL
HP-GL
DOC C-2
Emulation 1-7
Enhanced Mode 2-37
Expand Mode menu 2-37
Origin menu 2-36
Paper Type menu 2-36, 2-38
Pen 1 - Pen 8 2-38
Plotter menu 2-36
Reverse Image menu 2-37
Scaling Percent menu 2-36
Setting parameters 2-36
Symbol sets 7-10
9825 Character Set symbol set
(HP-GL) 7-10
ANSI ASCII 7-10
French/German 7-10
ISO French 7-10
ISO German 7-10
ISO IRV (International Reference
I-5
Version) 7-10
ISO Italian 7-10
ISO Norway, Version 1 7-10
ISO Norway, Version 2 7-10
ISO Spanish 7-10
ISO Swedish 7-10
ISO Swedish For Names 7-10
ISO United Kingdom 7-10
JIS ASCII 7-10
Katakana 7-10
Roman Extensions 7-10
Scandinavian 7-10
Spanish/Latin 7-10
Special Symbols 7-10
HP-GL/2
See PCL5<$npage> 2-34
I
IBM PC
AT cable pinouts B-10
XT cable pinouts B-10
Idle
Status message 6-3
Idle input printing
Status message 6-3
Ignore Par. Err. menu (serial) 2-20
Image alignment 2-58, 3-21
Imageable Area 3-4
Indicators, control panel 1-14, 6-22
Initializing
Status message 6-3
Input bin name 2-59
Input bins
Chaining 2-14, 3-11
Header pages 2-44
Selection 2-13
Trailer pages 2-45
Installation menu 2-4, 2-67
Installing 8-13
Cards 8-18
Duplexer assembly 8-7
Emulation cards 8-11
I-6
Envelope feeder 8-3
Font cards 8-11
Internal hard disk 8-39
Network interface 8-30
Options 8-14
RAM expansion 8-26
SIMMs 8-26
Toner cartridge 5-3
Interface
AppleTalk parameters, setting 2-26
Parallel parameters, setting 2-23
Serial parameters, setting 2-17
Internal hard disk
See Hard disks
International Reference Version
See ISO IRV
Internet A-3
Invalid password 2-68
ISO French symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
ISO German symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
ISO IRV (International Reference
Version) symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
ISO Italian symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
ISO Norway, Version 1 symbol set
(HP-GL) 7-10
ISO Norway, Version 2 symbol set
(HP-GL) 7-10
ISO Spanish symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
ISO Swedish For Names symbol set
(HP-GL) 7-10
ISO Swedish symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
ISO United Kingdom symbol set
(HP-GL) 7-10
Italic 7-6
ITC Bookman 7-7
ITC Zapf Chancery 7-8
ITC Zapf Dingbats 7-8
J
Jams
Clearing 6-15, 6-17, 6-18, 6-20, 6-21
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Preventing 3-2
Recovery 2-60
See also Printer errors
JIS ASCII symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
Job Timeout menu 2-17
K
K Mem
Disk Cache menu 2-56
Display menu 2-55
Emul Tmp menu 2-55
Emulation menu 2-54
For PS Fonts menu 2-54
For PS Heap menu 2-53
For Spool menu 2-52
Katakana symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
Keypad language menu 2-11, 2-63
L
Labels
Printing 3-9
Specifications B-7
Stock 3-9
Vendor B-7
Landscape orientation 7-6
Language
Message window 2-11, 2-63
Laser safety E-2
LEDs 1-14
Letterhead 2-61
Level 1 PostScript 2-29
Level 2 PostScript 2-29
LF is CRLF menu (Lineprinter) 2-40
Light image 6-26
Line Numbering (Lineprinter) 2-40
Line Termination menu (PCL5) 2-32
Lineprinter 1-7
Autowrap menu 2-41
Character Map menu 2-40
CR is CRLF menu 2-41
DOC C-3
FF is CRFF menu 2-41
Index
Font menu 2-39
LF is CRLF menu 2-40
Line Numbering menu 2-40
Lines per Page menu 2-42
Margins menu 2-42
Orientation menu 2-13, 2-41
Parameters, setting 2-39
Point Sz 100ths menu 2-39
Tab Stops menu 2-40
Lines per inch 4-5
Lines Per Page menu (Lineprinter)
2-42
LocalTalk
Connection menu 2-27
Menu 2-26
Min K Spool menu 2-28
Mode menu 2-27
Parameters, setting 2-26
Pinouts, cable B-11
M
Macintosh
Macintosh-to-serial cable pinouts B-11
System software, updating 8-43
Testing communication 6-12
Macros
PCL5, temporary, retaining 2-32
Manual feed
Guides 3-7
Size 2-14
Manual Feed Timeout 2-61
Manual notice E-2
Margins menu (Lineprinter) 2-42
MB Printer Mem menu 2-58
Memory 2-48
Buffer, frame 2-57
Client G-8
Clients 2-47, 2-48
Configuration 3-21
Definitions 2-48
Disk cache 2-56
Display 2-55
I-7
Duplexing requirements 2-51
Emulation 2-54
Emulation, temporary, allocating
memory 2-55
Fonts, PostScript 2-54
Frame Buffer 2-57
Heap, PostScript 2-53
Host Input 2-52
K Mem Disk Cache menu 2-56
K Mem Display menu 2-55
K Mem Emul Tmp menu 2-55
K Mem Emulation 2-54
K Mem for PS Fonts menu 2-54
K Mem for PS Head menu 2-53
K Mem for Spool menu 2-52
Management 2-47
MB Printer Mem menu 2-58
Physical 2-50
PostScript fonts 2-54
Printer 2-58
PS Heap 2-53
RAM 2-49
RAM disk 2-49
ROM 2-49
SCSI 2-49
Spooling 2-52, 3-21
Storage 2-49
System Use 2-58
Submenu 2-46
Upgrade 8-26
Menu
Administration 2-15
Installation 2-67
Operator Control 2-12
See menu name
Menu key 1-17, 2-5
Message window 1-15
Language, changing 2-11, 2-63
Messages 6-2
Service 6-2
Min K Spool menu
LocalTalk 2-28
Parallel 2-24
I-8
Serial 2-18
mode command (DOS) 6-8
Mode menu
LocalTalk 1-31, 2-27
Parallel
Serial 2-18
Monochrome HP-GL/2 menu (PCL5)
2-34
Monospacing 7-4
Moving printer 5-5
N
Network interface 1-12
Installing 8-30
New Flash Image menu 8-43
Next key 1-17, 2-5
NV RAM G-9
O
Object C-5
Oblique 7-6
Offset, image, configuring 2-58
Online/Offline key 1-16, 2-5
Operator Control menu 2-4, 2-12
Optional accessories
Cards 8-11, 8-18
Dataproducts conversion 8-36
Duplexer assembly 8-7
Emulation cards 8-11
Envelope feeder 8-3
External hard disk 8-42
Font cards 8-11
Hard disk, external B-7
Hard disk, internal B-7
Network interface 8-30
Paper cassettes 8-3
Security card 8-18
Optional features 2-68
Orientation
Landscape 7-6
Menu (Lineprinter) 2-13, 2-41
Portrait 7-6
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Origin menu (HP-GL) 2-36
Output
Face-up tray 3-8
Output bins 2-14
Output bin name 2-60
See also Cassette
Ozone density B-4
P
Page Recovery menu 2-60
Paper
Cassette selection 3-12
Cassettes 8-3
Feeding 3-5
Jams 6-15, 6-17, 6-18, 6-20, 6-21
Jam, Message stays on 6-22
Kinds of 3-3
Label 3-9
Paper Type menu (HP-GL) 2-36, 2-38
Recommended 3-3
Sizes 3-3, 3-4
Stacking, Face-up 3-8
Storage 3-4
Vendor B-7
Weight 3-3
Parallel
Cable pinouts B-8
Data Bits menu 2-25
Dataproducts conversion 8-36
Emulation menu 2-24
End Job Mode menu 2-25
Menu 2-23
Min K Spool menu 2-24
Parameters, setting 2-23
Protocol 3-15
PS Protocol menu 2-26
Spool Timeout menu 2-25
Testing communication 6-6
Parity
Errors, ignore 2-20
Menu 2-20
Serial 2-20
Index
Password
Administration 2-67
Invalid 2-68
Using 2-68
PC
System software, updating 8-43
Testing parallel port 6-6
Updating print system software 8-44
PC/AT
See IBM PC
PC/XT
See IBM PC
PCL 4
DOC C-4
PCL 5
Default Font Index menu 2-34
Default Font menu 2-30
DOC C-3, C-4, C-7
Downld Location menu 2-35
Font C-4
Font index number C-5
Fonts, scalable 2-33
Fonts, temporary, retaining 2-32
Line Termination menu 2-32
Macros, temporary, retaining 2-32
Monochrome HP-GL/2 menu 2-34
Object C-5
Point Size x 100 menu 2-32
Resource C-6
Retain Temporary menu 2-32
Scalable Fonts menu 2-33
Symbol Set menu 2-31
Terminology C-4
Pen 1 - Pen 8 menu (HP-GL) 2-38
Physical characteristics
Dimensions B-4
Pinouts, cable
Centronics B-8
IBM PC/AT B-10
IBM PC/XT B-10
LocalTalk B-11
Macintosh-to-serial B-11
Serial B-9
I-9
Pitch 7-5
Plotter menu (HP-GL) 2-36
Point size 7-5
Point Size x 100 menu (PCL5) 2-32
Point Sz 100ths menu (Lineprinter)
2-39
Portrait orientation 7-6
PostScript
DOC C-4
Emulation Level menu 2-29
Error Handler 2-46
Fonts, allocating memory 2-54
Heap 2-53
Level 1 2-29
Level 2 2-29
Parameters, setting 2-29
Timeout 2-16
PostScript Level 2 Emulation and
Level 1 1-7
PostScript operators
setgray 4-6
showpage 6-6
Power light
Won’t light 6-12
Preventing media jams 3-2
Previous key 1-17, 2-5
Print density 4-2
Print job
Cancelling 3-21, 3-22, 3-23
Print media
Page sizes B-5
See Envelopes, Labels, Paper, and
Transparencies
Print quality
Density adjustment 4-2
Gamma correction 4-3
Halftones 4-4
Print quality problems See Printer
errors
Print resolution 4-5
Gray levels 4-5
Printable area
Table of 3-4
I-10
Printer
All pages don’t print 6-24
Blank pages 6-24
Care 5-5
Cleaning 5-6
Electrical requirements B-4
Memory 2-58
Moving 5-5
Physical characteristics B-4
Problem checklist 6-12
Resets 6-23
Start-up options 2-45
Won’t print 6-14
Printer commands C-4
Printer emulation
Removing 8-15
Printer errors
All pages don’t print 6-24
Application Vendor A-2
Dark image 6-27
Data indicator
Stays lit 6-22
Won’t light 6-13
ESP won’t work 6-14
Hard disk errors 2-65
Image quality problems 6-25
Light image 6-26
No print 6-14
Power light won’t light 6-12
Print quality 6-25
See also Jams
Smears 6-27
Startup page won’t print 6-23
Status page won’t print 6-13
White lines 6-26
Printer Features 1-6
Printer Options See Optional
Accessories
Printing
Envelopes 3-10
Labels 3-9
Transparencies 3-8
Printing environments 2-50
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Status message 6-3
Problem checklist 6-12, 6-28
Proportional spacing 7-4
PS Executive Series Utilities
Configuration, printer 2-3
PS Protocol 2-22
Parallel 2-26
Serial 2-22
PS Wait Timeout menu 2-16
Q
Q-FAX A-2
QMS Crown Technology 1-8
QMS EOD 2-19, 3-16
QMS National Service A-3
See also Support
R
Radiation E-2
RAM 2-49
Installing expansion 8-26
NV RAM G-9
Removing a SIMM 8-29
RAM disk 2-49
Random Access Memory See RAM
Rcv Sw Flow Ctl menu (serial) 2-21
Read-Only Memory 2-49
Reboot Now? message 2-11
Removing
Font, optional 8-14
SIMMs 8-29
Resets
Printer 6-23
Resident fonts
HP PCL fonts 7-9, 7-10
Resident Fonts and Symbol Sets 1-8
Resolution
Problems 6-26
Setting 2-60, 4-2
Resource C-6
Retain Temporary menu (PCL5) 2-32
Index
Reverse Image menu (HP-GL) 2-37
ROM 2-49
Roman Extensions symbol set
(HP-GL) 7-10
S
Sans serif typefaces 7-3
Scalable font 7-5, G-14
Scalable Fonts menu (PCL5) 2-33
Scaling Percent menu (HP-GL) 2-36
Scandinavian symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
Schoolbook
New Century Schoolbook 7-3
Screen frequency 4-4, 4-5
Script typefaces 7-3
SCSI 2-49, 2-64, 8-42
SCSI disks B-7
Security card 8-18
Select key 1-17, 2-5
Serial
Baud Rate menu 2-20
Cable pinouts B-9
Data Bits menu 2-21
Emulation menu 2-18
End Job Mode menu
HP EOD 2-19
Hardware control 2-22
Hdwe Flow Ctl menu 2-22
Ignore Par. Err. menu 2-20
Menu 2-17
Min K Spool menu 2-18
Mode menu 2-18
Parameters, setting 2-17
Parity menu 2-20
Port 6-8
Parameters, changing 6-9
Testing communication 6-8
Protocol 3-15
PS Protocol menu 2-22
Rcv sw flow Ctl menu 2-21
Software control, receive 2-21
Spool Timeout menu 2-19
I-11
Stop Bits menu 2-21
Xmit software flow control menu 2-21
Serif typefaces 7-3
Service
See Support
Service call
Placing 6-28
Service message 6-2
Sessions
Collation range D-9
Command D-3
Document Option Commands D-2
Newlayout D-9
Set D-9
setgray 4-6
showpage operator (PostScript) 6-6
SIMMs 2-49
Simultaneous Interface Operation
(SIO) 1-9
Small Computer System Interface
See SCSI
Smears 6-27
Software flow control 2-21
Receive 2-21
Software Loadable System (SLS) 1-10
Spanish/Latin symbol set (HP-GL) 7-10
Special Pages
Calibration 2-43
Header pages 2-43
Menu 2-42
Status Page Type menu 2-42
Trailer pages 2-44
Menu
Header Inputbin menu 2-44
Header Page menu 2-44
Trailer Inputbin menu 2-45
Trailer Pages menu 2-44
Special Symbols symbol set (HP-GL)
7-10
Specifications
Controller B-3
Duty cycle B-2
Emulations B-3
I-12
Memory B-3
Ozone density B-4
Print engine B-2
Print Media B-5
Print method B-2
Print speed B-2
Resolution B-2
Toner cartridge B-2
Warm-up time B-2
Spooling 2-50
Memory 2-18
Memory, allocating 2-52
Menu (parallel) 2-25
Menu (serial) 2-19
Min K Spool menu 2-24, 2-28
Timeout 2-19
Stain 6-27
Standard status page 2-42
Start-up options 2-45
Startup Options menu
Do Error Handler menu 2-46
Do Start Page menu 2-45
Do Sys Start menu 2-46
Start-up Page
Menu 2-45
Won’t print 6-23
Status message
Cancelling job 6-2
Idle 6-3
Idle input printing 6-3
Initializing 6-3
Printing status 6-3
Reboot Now? 2-11
Test print 6-3
Waiting for idle 6-3
Waiting on input end job 6-4
Warming up 6-4
Status Page
Advanced 2-42
Printing 2-43, 3-20
Standard 2-42
Type 2-42
Won’t print 6-13
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Stop Bits menu (serial) 2-21
Storage
Memory 2-49
SCSI 2-49
Stroke weight 7-6
Subjob, sessions D-2
Support
CompuServe A-3
Customer A-2
Internet A-3
QMS bulletin board A-2
QMS, World-wide A-4
Technical A-3
United States A-3
Symbol 7-8
Symbol sets
HP-GL 7-10
Menu (PCL5) 2-31
See HP-GL symbol sets
SYSSTART file 2-46
System software
Updating 8-43, 8-44
System Use 2-58
T
Tab Stops menu (Lineprinter) 2-40
Temperature requirements B-4
Test file, creating 6-6
Test print
Status message 6-3
Testing communication 6-8
Timeouts 2-16
Emul Timeout 2-17
ESP 2-17
Job Timeout menu 2-17
PostScript 2-16
Settings 3-21
Spooling 2-19
Index
Toner Cartridge
Care 5-3
Installation 5-3
Model EP-B B-2
Replacing 5-2
Toner out action 2-61
Toner Out Act. menu 2-61
Trailer Inputbin menu 2-45
Trailer pages 2-44
DOC C-2
Menu 2-44
Source, specifying 2-45
Transparencies
Printing 3-8
Specifications 3-9
Vendor B-7
Tray assembly 8-20
Installing 8-24
Removing 8-20
Tray chaining 3-11
Tray Select key 1-17
Trays 8-3
See also Cassettes
Tumble Duplex 2-15
Typeface 7-2
Card 8-12
Courier 7-8, 7-9
Defined 7-2
Family 7-2
Helvetica 7-8
Italic 7-6
ITC Bookman 7-7
ITC Zapf Chancery 7-8
ITC Zapf Dingbats 7-8
LinePrinter 7-9
Monospacing 7-4
Oblique 7-6
Pitch 7-5
Point size 7-5
Proportional spacing 7-4
Sans serif 7-3
Script 7-3
Serif 7-3
I-13
Stroke weight 7-6
Symbol 7-8
Times 7-9
Univers Condensed 7-9
Zapf Dingbats 7-9
Typographic Conventions 1-5
v
U
Updating system software 8-43
Upgradable RAM (Random Access
Memory) 1-11
Using the EOD commands 3-15
V
Vendor
Labels B-7
Paper B-7
Transparencies B-7
Vertical Offset menu 2-59
Virtual disk 2-49
W
Waiting for idle
Status message 6-3
Waiting on input end job
Status message 6-4
Warming up
Status message 6-4
Warranty B-12
White lines 6-26
X
Xmit Sw Flow Ctl menu (serial) 2-21
Z
Zapf Chancery
ITC Zapf Chancery 7-3
Zapf Dingbats
ITC Zapf Dingbats 7-3
I-14
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