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About This Manual... Preface–12 Chapter 1 ... 1–13 In Chapter 1, you are instructed on how to set up your printer. You get a look at the paper handling system, told how to install the ink ribbon, and are given a brief introduction to the Control Panel.
Chapter 2 explains how to load the paper, set the print gap, and save configuration settings. Introduction ... 2–25 Figure 2 - 1. Inside Paper Inlet, visible when looking inside the printer cabinet..2–26 Loading Paper for Standard Printing Mode ... 2–26 Figure 2 - 2. Paper path past the lid..2–27 Figure 2 - 3.
PRINT GAP + and - Keys ... 3–39 Up and Down Arrow Keys ... 3–39 Menu Key ... 3–39 Enter Key ... 3–40 Clear Key ... 3–40 Clear Key continued ... 3–41 Config Key ... 3–41 Control Panel Menus ... 3–42 Categories, Parameters and Selections ...
Barcod Top Pos (Available when Genicom ANSI emulation is selected) ... 3–65 Oversz Top Pos (Available when Genicom ANSI emulation is selected) ... 3–65 Graphics Category ... 3–66 Code V Cmd Char ... 3–66 Smooth Size ... 3–66 PY Then ... 3–66 PN Then ...
Acoustics ...C–101 Power Supply ...C–102 Heat Load Contribution ...C–102 Emulations ... C–103 Characters Per Inch... C–103 Lines Per Inch ... C–103 Type Styles ... C–103 Draft and Data Processing ... C–103 Gothic and Courier...C–104 OCR–A and OCR–B...C–104 Large Character Printing ...C–104 Standard Languages and Character Sets ...C–104 Twinax / Coax / IPDS Character Sets...
Preface Introduction The 6300 Series Line Matrix Impact Printers are designed to handle heavy duty, high volume workloads, with a straight paper path that provides unattended, jam- free printing of continuous forms, at high speeds. They have a wide range of printer emulations, network printer management ability, popular graphics languages and web administration utilities.
About This Manual Conventions We use the following conventions throughout this manual: Text that is placed in italics draws your attention to additional helpful information. Sometimes your attention is more particularly drawn by the use of this symbol. This symbol marks information about actions CAREFUL! that may damage the equipment or injure the user.
Choosing a site for your printer is important because the environment affects your print quality. The best site for your printer is one that is protected from dirt and heavy dust, and has a moderate temperature and humidity range. In addition, the power source should be adequate for printer operation and protected from power surges.
Unpacking the Printer Unpacking your printer Instructions for unpacking your printer are located on the outside of the shipping container. After you have removed your printer from its container, store the shipping materials for possible later use. Repacking Repacking your printer for storage or shipping is the reverse order of unpacking.
Figure 1 - 2. Paper Stacking Chains Rear Guide Assembly Instructions Use the two screws already installed in the back of the printer to secure the Rear Guide Assembly (packed separately). Cut the plastic ties and remove the plastic bag holding the paper chains. Paper exits the printer through these passive paper stacking chains that help fold and stack printed forms uniformly.
Shielded I/O cables must be used on all installations to comply with regulatory requirements. Connecting the I/O After connecting each interface to your printer, run a print job from the Host Computer to verify proper function of the printer. Serial/Parallel Interfaces To connect the Serial or Parallel I/O cable, plug in the cable to the proper connector on the I/O panel.
Powering Up Powering Up The power switch is located on the back of the printer, just above the 3-prong power plug connector. Figure 1 - 4. Power plug and on/off switch Step 1. Make sure the power is off by depressing the "0" side of the rocker power switch.
Paper System Components Paper System Paper System Components The Tractors, Ribbon Cartridge, Platen and Paper Iron are all parts of the paper system. The first two can be seen when the lid is raised. The Platen and Paper Iron are hidden inside the housing. Ribbon support platform...
Tractors The 6300 Series has two tractors to control paper movement, located on the left and right. A lever on each tractor keeps it locked in place on a horizontal shaft. To reposi- tion a tractor, unlock the tractor and move it to the left or the right along the shaft.
Installing Ribbon Cartridge Installing the Ribbon Cartridge Step 1. Make sure the printer is Offline or power is off. Open the printer lid and remove the old ribbon by lifting it straight up off of the Ribbon Platform. Step 2.
The front and rear panels of the ribbon shield Figure 1 - 9. Ribbon Shield Panels Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Printer Installing Ribbon Cartridge The ribbon has been carefully positioned between the two panels of the ribbon shield. 1–21...
Control Panel Components Control Panel Components The Control Panel is located on the right front top of the printer housing. It is used to program and direct most printer functions. Green LED Indicator LED Indicators The green ONLINE indicator illuminates whenever there is power to the printer, and the printer is Online.
(whether plain paper or pre-printed forms) placed nearby, you are ready to load the paper and set the various parameters via the Control Panel that will ensure that the 6300 Series printer performs exactly as you need. This is covered in the next chapter.
This chapter covers how to load the paper and to set the print gap. It also covers how to create saveable configuration settings for your own pre-printed forms. Your printer is designed to use a continuous sheet, sprocket-fed paper. It can handle: •...
Figure 2 - 1. Inside Paper Inlet, visible when looking inside the printer cabinet. Step 3. Open the new box of paper. Remove the box top so that the paper can be pulled out freely. Open the front of the printer cabinet and place the new box of paper inside. Step 4.
Standard Printing Mode Feed paper between the lid and the top of the printer. Figure 2 - 2. Paper path past the lid. Figure 2 - 3. Paper path into the wire rack. Chapter 2: Loading Paper and Printing 2–27...
Standard Printing Mode Figure 2 - 4. Column Alignment Scale Step 6. The Column Alignment Scale is on the top of the ribbon support platform. It is to be used for general guidance in horizontally aligning the form for each print job.
Set the Top of the Form (TOF). This is done from the Control Panel. If the printer is not on, turn it on now. If necessary, press the Online key until “Offline” is displayed. Use the up or down arrow keys to move the perforation line on the paper so that it is aligned with the nubbin on the tractor door.
Print Gap Print Gap Adjustment The 6300 Series Auto-Gap feature automatically sets the correct print gap based on form thickness. Dedicated control panel keys also allow the print gap to be adjusted for darker or lighter print based on user preference. For ease of paper loading, the print gap is set to its widest position while the printer is not printing.
Select the Detect Parameter in the Print Gap Category of the Operator Menu. Press Menu => up arrow until Detect shows => Enter. This will cause the printer to move down the form in 1/6 inch increments, performing a print gap detec- tion operation at each increment.
Print Gap Fine-tuning the Automatic Print Gap Setting Press one of the Print Gap keys on the Control Panel. This activates the Print Gap adjustment display. Look at the Control Panel. The upper right region of the LCD shows a number detection process.
If you prefer to manually set the Print Gap for the forms you will be using: Set Print Gap Detect Mode to Manual Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu => Operator Menu => Print Gap => Mode => Manual. Step 1.
Setting Up Configurations The 6300 Series printer can save up to ten personalized configurations, so you don't have to recreate configurations you use frequently. Each configuration can be given a label of up to 15 characters. When you first receive your printer, each label is a generic "CONFIG"...
Let's begin with looking at the control panel display, and at each of the keys. Control Panel Display The information presented on the control panel display primarily depends upon whether the printer is in normal operation, or in one of the menus. Chapter 3: Printer Menus and the Control Panel 3–35...
The Display During Normal Operation During normal operation, the top line of the display indicates the current state of the printer, such as Online, Offline, or a fault message. The second line of the display will indicate which of 10 saved configurations is currently loaded.
An asterisk is displayed in the far right column of the second line when a parameter is selected. Menu, Category, or Parameter Category, Parameter, or Selection Chapter 3: Printer Menus and the Control Panel Paper Weight and Hammer Impact hammer impact setting is “Normal” paper weight setting is “Light”...
The printer ignores the command while printing is in progress and maintains the Top of Form position. While Offline With No Data Buffered Paper advances to the top of the next form. The printer ignores this command while printing is in progress and maintains the Top of Form position. Operator Manual 3–38...
Up and Down Arrow keys. To go back one level in the hierar- chy, press the Menu key, i.e., pressing the Menu key returns you to a previous selection. This key command is only available when the printer is in an Offline mode.
When the printer is in a Paper Out Fault condition, and the PrntEOF parameter is set to Off, pressing the Enter Key allows printing to the end of the current form. When PrntEOF is set to On, the printer automatically prints to the end of the current form.
Clear Key continued Clear Cancel (Twinax and Coax only) Allows you to send a Cancel Job message to the host via the I/O while the printer is Offline. It performs the same functions as the Cancel Job request when the printer is Online.
• Selected options are marked with an asterisk (*). • To exit Menu mode without making changes, depress the Clear key or the Online key. When the printer is Online, the green light is on and the Liquid Crystal Display reads “Online”: Operator Manual...
• Online • Print Gap (+ & - ) When the printer is Offline, no light is on and the display reads: In the Offline state, pressing the Menu key gives you access to the first level of the menu system. Upon doing this, the display reads:...
It's helpful to remember that at any time, you may leave a menu in one of two ways. • Press the Clear key to leave Menu Mode and remain Offline. • Toggle the Online key to leave Menu Mode and return the printer to Online. How to Print a Control Panel Selected Options Report The organization of the multilevel menus is shown on the Control Panel Selected Options Printout.
Hex locations 23, 24, 40, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 60, 7B, 7C, 7D, and 7E. The default is US. The details of the character substitutions can be found in the Line Printer Appli- cations Manual. The possible options are:...
IPDS Language (only if IPDS is installed) This parameter defines the language used by the IPDS emulation. The default is US. The details of the character sets can be found in the Line Printer Applications Manual. The possible options are:...
Operator Menu ⇒ Font The details of the character sets can be found in the Line Printer Applications Manual. The possible options are: Latin 1 8859-1 Cyrillic 8859-5 Code Page 437 Code Page 852 Code Page 863 Code Page 928...
20. The default is 10 CPI. Panel Language This parameter allows you to set up the printer to display messages on the Con- trol Panel in a particular language. Printed reports also display in your chosen language. The possible options are English (default), German, French, Italian, Swedish/Finish, and Spanish.
Operator Menu ⇒ Font OCR Standards This parameter defines the combination of ANSI and DIN standards to be used for the OCR-A and OCR-B character sets. The default value is dependent on the emulation. The possible selections are: A: ANSI A: DIN A: ANSI A: DIN...
Subsequent changes in LPI affect this location. If the new location does not exactly correspond with a line position, no asterisk is shown as a “current setting” indicator. Chapter 3: Printer Menus and the Control Panel Operator Menu ⇒ Forms...
Before changing paper it is best to print to the end of the current form. This parameter allows you to set up the printer to print to the end of the form auto- matically. The options are On and Off, with the default at Off.
When you are ready, depress the Clear key to clear the fault condition, then place the printer Online and continue printing. The printer will start printing where it left off, which may cause improper form and print location alignment. Choice 2: Depress the Enter key.
Disabled. The default setting is Enabled.. Double Strike When this parameter is set to Enabled, the printer strikes each dot twice. Use this to get better print quality when you are printing on an exceptionally thick form.
The options for this parameter are Enabled and Disabled (default). When the Perf Skip parameter is enabled, the printer throughput will be reduced due to the time required to automatically open and close the print gap.
Operator Menu ⇒ Print Gap Print Gap Category This category has the parameters for setting the different aspects of the print gap mechanism. Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu => Operator Menu => Print Gap to get here. Detect When the enter key is pressed to select this parameter, the platen squeezes against the paper at the current paper position.
(1) the printer has been off but is now turned on, and a TOF is set; (2) the printer has been off but is now turned on, and a print run is started; (3) a Paper Out Fault has been cleared, and either the TOF is set or a print run is started;...
Menu => Config Menu => Printer to get here. Powerup This parameter sets the printer either Online or Offline when the power switch is turned on. The default is Offline. Ser/Par Emulation This parameter allows you to define which set of printer control commands will be emulated for data received on the Serial and Parallel ports (except LAN- IPDS).
Dump Mode This parameter is used to troubleshoot problems that may arise when processing data. It places the printer into a Hex Dump Mode. You can select three styles of printouts for use as debugging tools. The selections are: OFF: Dump Mode is disabled.
Configs 1-10: Produces a printed report of any of the saved printer configura- tions. The report contains a header which identifies the installed software and interface, any options that are installed, and statistics for time powered on, time printing, and total lines printed.
If Line Wrap is OFF the excess characters are lost. If Line Wrap is ON, printer response is determined by the Wrap Line Feed (see below). If Line Wrap is ON and Wrap LF is OFF, the printer performs a Carriage Return only and overprint- ing can result.
Form Feed at TOF This dictates how the printer will respond to a Form Feed Control Code received from the host computer when it is already at a top-of-form location. If set to Disabled, the printer ignores the Form Feed Control Code sent from the host.
Config Menu ⇒ Codes Code 7F This parameter allows you to dictate how the printer will react when it receives a Hexadecimal code 7F. The default value depends on the emulation. (See the Emulation Parameter, presented earlier in this chapter.)
This parameter allows DC1 - DC3 operation. When Enabled (default), the printer can be selected and deselected using DC1 and DC3 control codes. The printer select/deselect operation is not in effect when Disabled. SISO OverszBar (Available when Genicom ANSI emulation is se- lected) This parameter allows SI-SO operation for bar codes and oversize characters.
All bar codes will print at the selected density unless the user program requests a higher density. When the user program requests a higher density, the printer will switch to the next higher density than the base density. The following table shows...
Line 1: Character Data Line 2: Plot Data Line 3: Character Data Version This parameter controls the version of Code V the printer emulates. Version 2 is the default. Descender This parameter controls insertion of the character descender gap between print lines.
Automatic PY If Automatic PY is Enabled, the printer is automatically in Code V graphics mode, and a ^PY command is not needed in the file being sent to the printer to begin Code V graphics. The default is Disabled.
The above example would execute three line feeds following the job EXAMPLE. CR-LF: Will NOT execute line feeds following a carriage return. In the above example, the LFs would not execute. This is the default. Chapter 3: Printer Menus and the Control Panel Config Menu ⇒ Graphics <cr><lf>...
Config Menu ⇒ Graphics Ignore Term Determines whether or not a line feed following the CR terminator, an SFOFF, or an IGOFF command will cause a line feed to occur. There are two options: Enabled (usually the default), and Disabled (the default for Genicom ANSI). Disabled: A LF following the CR terminator, SFOFF, or IGOFF command will execute.
Configurations Category The 6300 Series printer can save up to ten personalized configurations, so you don't have to recreate configurations you use frequently. In addition, each configura- tion you save can be tagged with a label of up to 15 characters. When you first receive your printer, each label is a generic "CONFIG"...
Config Menu ⇒ Configurations How to label a configuration slot • Make sure the printer is Offline. • Press the Menu key to enter Menu mode. • Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to get to the Config menu, and then press Enter.
This parameter sets the number of serial stop bits. 1 is the default. Parity Parity is a method the printer uses to verify that each byte of data it receives is exactly what the host computer transmitted. When selected, it keeps track of the number of high bits in each byte (either odd or even).
The printer will then send back a 1 byte packet denot- ing the status of the printer. If this option is set to OFF (the default), no packet will be sent back. The Status Enquiry feature may be enabled in conjunction with any other protocol.
If your system is configured to use Xon/Xoff Protocol, using the Busy option above will cause interfer- ence with printer to host communication. You may however, use the DTR Line to signal the host that the printer is Offline or that the printer is powered up (Offline and Power options, respectively).
Play. Note that the host computer or print server attached to the parallel port must be configured to use IEEE-1284 Nibble Mode, otherwise it may not function correctly with your printer. ECP Mode is not compatible with Nibble Mode. When OFF, the Parallel interface operates in the Centronics Compatibility Mode (“standard”...
Intellifilter is a programmable feature, standard on TallyGenicom line printers. Without having to touch an otherwise well-working host system, Intellifilter permits users to free their systems from hard coded dependence on a specific printer that is no longer maintainable, or able to meet the demands of the application.
There are two options for this parameter, PA1 and PA2. These options only have meaning when the printer is in the SCS Mode. If they are selected while the printer is in non SCS Mode, the Invalid Key error message will display briefly.
Comp Switch 4 determines printer response to an FF command located at the end of a buffer. If OFF, the printer performs an FF only. The new print location is the first print position on the next form. If ON, the printer performs an FF plus an NL.
OFF, and the Ignore bit in the PCIA is ON, the line is not printed and no NL function is performed. If ON, the printer prints a blank line in response to a line of unprintable characters and performs an NL function.
When this parameter is set to On, the printer notifies the host before it is finished processing the print buffer. This allows faster processing because the text buffer is sent by the host before the current buffer is fully processed and there is no delay between processing one buffer and the next buffer.
Address (Twinax Only) This parameter sets the Twinax IPDS device address for the printer. This feature allows the IPDS emulation to reside at a different address than the standard Twinax SCS emulation, hence providing two virtual Twinax printers. The default is Undefined.
TCP/IP Menu (LAN Interface Only) The TCP/IP Menu only appears if a TCP/IP LAN network interface card is installed in the printer. IP Addr Category This lets you to set up the four OCTETS of the IP Address. Use the Arrow and Enter keys to select Menu =>...
IP OCTET 1 IP OCTET 2 IP OCTET 3 IP OCTET 4 Make sure that the LAN cable is attached when the printer is powered on. If it is not, attach the cable and cycle power on the printer. Operator Manual 3–84...
Test Menu In TEST Menu you will find diagnostic test print patterns used to check printer functions and a parameter that allows you to control paper motion sensing. Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to scroll to the desired selection.
When a paper motion fault is detected while printing is in progress, the paper is reversed approximately 3 inches, then moved forward again. If the paper motion fault persists, the printer is placed offline and the fault is reported. This feature can eliminate false paper motion faults caused by random electrical noise or paper chads/dust that can be removed by the paper reversal.
See page 3-45 for how to do this. This graphic summarizes navigation through the menus, categories, and options of the control panel. Chapter 3: Printer Menus and the Control Panel MENU Offline CLEAR ONLINE...
Appendix A: Introduction This chapter deals with troubleshooting problems on a 6300 Series printer. Messages that indicate printer faults and errors are explained and corrective action given. The few paper handling and print quality problems that may occur are also explained.
Step 4. If any other faults appear on the display after you have corrected the original problem, go back to Step 1 and perform required corrective actions for the new problem. Otherwise place the printer back Online and test it during normal print operations.
(3) The variable values have been altered in a destructive manner. Depress the Clear key. If the message does not clear, cycle printer power. If the message still does not clear, call your Customer Service Represen- tative for repair.
Parity is enabled and a mismatch on Bit 8, between the computer and the printer, has been detected on the currently active host interface. If there is a mismatch between the setting of the printer and the setting of the host, you can change printer parity. See the Config Menu section in Chapter 3.
Detect). If the Ribbon Knob turns and the print gap is fine and the fault does not clear, call your Customer Service Representative for repair. The printer address has not been set up or a configuration with address set to UNDEFIN has been loaded.
Twinax Problems Twinax Trouble Checklist If the Printer Verification Test fails, check the following: • Does the printer have the correct address setting? • Does the address in the system configuration match the setting on the printer? • Is the device type in the system configuration correct for the type of printer being emulated? •...
Problem The paper holes are wider than normal after passing through the tractors. Printed characters on heavy- weight or multi-part paper are smeared. The printed characters are too light. The printed characters are shaky. The paper comes out of the tractors or the paper tears at the right or left holes along the edges.
CAREFUL! comply with regulatory requirements. Connecting the I/O After connecting each interface to your printer, run a print job from the Host Computer to verify proper function of the printer. Twinax Interface This interface is optional and requires the installation of an additional interface module. To connect your printer to a Twinax host system, use the Smart T connector.
Twinax line or allowing throughput of data to devices located down cable from the printer. Your Twinax hookup is now complete and it is time to test your printer to verify its operation. Load your printer with paper and an ink ribbon. Run the IBM printer verification test.
Appendix C: Industry and Agency Standards The 6300 Series is designed to meet the requirements of several industry and government agency standards. Electro-Magnetic Emissions EMI: Harmonics: EN 61000-3-2 Flicker: Electro-Magnetic Immunity ESD: RF EMF: EFT/B: Surge: RF CM: PF MF:...
Dust and paper fibers should be removed periodically with a soft cloth and brush or a vacuum cleaner. Clean the printer case with a damp cloth and soapy water. DO NOT use any abrasive cleaners or solvents, as they will damage the case.
Nonoperating Temperature: Boxed: Unboxed: Humidity: Altitude: Thermal Shock: Vibration: Safety Personnel hazard areas have restricted access with appropriate warning labels. Catastrophic equipment failures are inhibited with protective functions in major areas of overload potential. Cooling System Cooling system malfunctions are detected and a failure will result in shuttle motion, paper motion, and printing functions being inhibited.
Power Supply and Heat Load Power Supply The printer requires single phase, 47 to 63 Hz. 90 to 264 VAC input power. The printer’s universal power supply automatically adjusts to the correct values. A fuse is provided to interrupt power to the power supply. The following table gives typical current values.
Tally ANSI, Genicom ANSI, Printronix P5000, Printronix P6000, Printronix P600, HP 2564C, DEC LG01, Epson FX-1180, IBM Proprinter III XL, MTPL. Emulations available on the 6300 LJ Series for HP environments: HP LineJet, Printronix P5000, Printronix P6000, Printronix P600, Epson FX-1180, IBM Proprinter III XL.
OCR-B always prints at High Density. Large Character Printing In certain emulations, large character printing is available. These characters are printed using the TallyGenicom MonoBlock Bold TrueType font. This is a monospaced san-serif font. Standard Languages and Character Sets There are two ways to select a language or character set.
Paper and Throughput Paper Description The printer uses continuous, sprocket-fed type paper, 2.5 inches (64 mm) to 18 inches (457 mm) outside width and 3.0 inches (76 mm) to 12.0 inches (305 mm) in length. One- to six-part paper may be used with a maximum thickness of .025 inches (0.64 mm).