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Quick Start-up Operator’s Manual QUICK START-UP Table of contents Table of contents Table of contents Introduction Symbols used Important safety instructions Using the Online-CD-ROM Contents of the Online CD-ROM Hardware requirements Troubleshooting Printer at a glance Installation Unpacking the printer Placing your printer Checking the printer voltage Connecting the printer...
Introduction Introduction This Operator’s Manual is intended as a quick introduction into working with the printer and is to enable also unexperienced users to handle the device properly. It describes the most important functions of the printer and contains the essential information for your everyday work with the Ah ha! printer.
Quick Start-up Using the First install the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your hard disk unless the program has already been Online-CD-ROM installed. To install it, follow the steps described in the README file in the READER directory. To start the online documentation, call the Windows Explorer and double click on the START.PDF file.
Printer at a glance Printer at a glance Paper support Front cover Power switch Bottom cover Control panel Manual single sheet feeder closed Printer in fanfold paper mode Tractor 1 Quick Start-up Top cover Ribbon cassette Latches Power inlet and fuse Tear edge Printhead Rear cover...
Quick Start-up Installation Unpacking the printer Place your printer on a solid base.Make sure that the “Up” symbols point to the correct direction. Installation Open the packaging and take out the ribbon cassette. Pull the printer out of the cardboard box towards you and remove the remaining packaging material.
Installation Placing your printer Place the printer on a solid, flat and non-slip surface in such a way that it cannot fall down. Make sure to facilitate access to the control panel and the paper input trays and to leave sufficient space for the paper ejected.
Quick Start-up Checking the printer Make sure that the device has been set to the correct voltage (e.g. 230 V in Europe, 120 V in the voltage USA). To do this, check the type plate above the power inlet at the back of the printer. Never switch on the printer if the voltage setting is incorrect, since this may result in severe STOP damage.
Installation Connecting the printer Switching on the printer Quick Start-up Make sure that the printer and the computer are switched off and connect the data cable between the printer and the computer. Connect the power cable to the power inlet of the printer. Connect the power cable plug to a mains socket.
Quick Start-up Control panel The control panel and the keys are used for controlling printer operation. The upper line of the display shows whether the printer is in Online or Offline mode and the paper path selected (Tractor1 or Single). Online mode After switching on, the printer is automatically set to online mode.
Control panel Setup mode In this mode, the following settings are available: Setup key: Sets the printer to setup mode, in which the following Adjust Paperway settings can be selected: Menu Char Online Menu key (1): Other menu settings. Adjust key (2): Tear position, first printing line and print head gap. Setup Paperway key (3): Paper path.
Quick Start-up Changing the Remove all the paper from the printer and make sure that the printer is switched off before ribbon cassette opening the cover. 90° Changing the ribbon cassette Press the two slide latches, raise the top cover to an angle of 90 degrees relative to the top cover of the printer and remove it.
Changing the ribbon cassette Quick Start-up Turn the coloured ribbon feed knob at the right of the new ribbon cassette in the direction of the arrow in order to take up slack of the ribbon. Slightly tilt the ribbon cassette forwards in such a way that it is parallel to the housing top and thread in the ribbon in front of the print head.
Quick Start-up Paper handling This section describes how to set the paper type, load fanfold paper and single sheets, transport paper and move the paper to the tear position. Paper path quick You can change the paper type either from an application program, by means of the paper path selection quick selection feature or in the Setup menu.
Paper handling Loading paper Your printer can print both fanfold paper and single sheets. For information on the paper sizes you can use, please refer to page 24 (Paper specifications). You should only use those paper types which are approved for this printer. For more information, refer to the reference manual on the online CD-ROM.
Quick Start-up Paper handling Align the right-hand tractor to the width of the paper and insert the paper. Make sure that it is inserted by the same length as on the left-hand tractor in order to avoid any paper jam. Close the tractor flap and slide the tractor to the right until the paper is slightly tensioned.
Paper handling Single sheets Quick Start-up Make sure that the printer is set to single sheet mode. If necess- ary, change the paper type (see page 13, Paper path quick selection). Press the latch at the middle of the front cover. The single sheet input tray opens downwards.
Quick Start-up Paper transport Loaded paper can be transported in the printer in several ways. Make sure that the printer is in offline mode; press the Online key, if Offline Tractor1 necessary Park LF/FF Online Key Park (1): If fanfold paper is loaded in the printer, it is fed to the tear Setup position.
Paper handling Moving the paper to You can use the Tear key to move the paper to the tear position. the tear position Make sure that the printer is in online mode. Press the Tear (4) key. The printer Online Tractor1 moves the perforation edge of the fanfold paper to the tear edge (see below).
Quick Start-up Settings This section describes how to set the tear position, the first printing line, the print head gap as well as the font and the character density. Setting the tear If the tear position of the paper is not aligned with the tear edge of the printer, you can adjust it. position Loaded paper may have to be torn and repositioned to the park position.
Settings Setting the first You can use the TOF function for setting the position of the first printing line for each paper printing line (TOF) source and each menu individually. Before using the TOF function (if fanfold paper is used), you should first set the tear position (see above).
Quick Start-up Setting the print head The printer features automatic print head gap adjustment to the thickness of the paper used (AGA funcion). In setup mode, you can enter a correction value to modify the head gap determined automatically. This correction is useful for modifying the appearance of the type face and the impact force for multi-layer paper.
Settings Selecting character You can use the CPI key in setup mode to select the number of characters per inch to be printed. density and font You can use the Font key to select fonts. Press the Setup key, then the Char (4) key. Adjust Paperway Menu...
Quick Start-up Specifications ➤ Printer specifications Printing method Printing width Print speed (in bidirectional mode) Printing rate Character density Resolution (max.) Emulations Acoustic noise level Dimensions Weight Power supply Power consumption Ambient conditions Print head Approvals For more information on printer specifications as well as interface specifica- tions, refer to the reference manual on the online CD-ROM.
Accessories Paper specifications Fanfold paper tractor 1 Continuous single forms Continuous set of forms (requires individual testing) Single sheet input tray Continuous single forms Continuous set of forms (requires individual testing) Sets of forms For more information on general paper specifications as well as paper specifications for the optional tractor units and the automatic sheet feeder, refer to the reference manual on the online CD-ROM.
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