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  • Page 1 ##00 Frontcvr 11.08.1998, 23:02 Uhr...
  • Page 2 FUJITSU DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro DOT MATRIX PRINTER USER'S MANUAL #00_0 Cover(2) 11.08.1998, 23:02 Uhr...
  • Page 3 15 meters (50 feet) or less. 3. The length of the power cord must be 3 meters (10 feet) or less. User's Manual #00_1 Front Matter 21.08.1998, 23:45 Uhr Front Matter –i– Fujitsu DL3800 DOT Matrix Printer User's Manual...
  • Page 4 Einhaltung der Bestimmungen eingeräumt. • Maschinenlärminformationsverordnung 3. GSGV, 18.01.1991: Der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß EN 27779-1991. User's Manual #00_1 Front Matter 21.08.1998, 23:45 Uhr Front Matter –ii– Fujitsu DL3800 DOT Matrix Printer User's Manual...
  • Page 5 Energy Saving As an E ® Partner, FUJITSU LIMITED has determined that NERGY this product meets the E ® guidelines for energy efficiency. NERGY The International E ® Office Equipment Program is an NERGY international program that promotes energy saving through the use of computers and other office equipments.
  • Page 6 User's Manual #00_1 Front Matter 21.08.1998, 23:45 Uhr Front Matter –iv– Fujitsu DL3800 DOT Matrix Printer User's Manual...
  • Page 7 Fujitsu Limited. FUJITSU is a registered trademark and Fujitsu Creative Faces is a TRADEMARK trademark of Fujitsu Limited. Centronics is a trademark of ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Centronics Data Computer Coporation.
  • Page 8: About This Manual

    ABOUT THIS MANUAL Thank you for buying the Fujitsu DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro dot matrix printer. You can expect years of reliable service with very little maintenance. This manual explains how to use your printer to full advantage. It is written for both new and experienced printer users.
  • Page 9 Chapter 7, Trouble-Shooting, describes problem-solving techniques. Before you contact your dealer for help, check the list of problems and solutions provided in this chapter. User's Manual #00_1 Front Matter 21.08.1998, 23:45 Uhr Front Matter –vii– Fujitsu DL3800 DOT Matrix Printer User's Manual...
  • Page 10 If you are familiar with this printer or with dot matrix printers in general, this information will help you use the manual effectively. viii User's Manual #00_1 Front Matter 21.08.1998, 23:45 Uhr Front Matter –viii– Fujitsu DL3800 DOT Matrix Printer User's Manual...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Reference ............QR–1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Features ................1–1 Options ................1–3 CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP Selecting a Good Location ........... 2–1 Unpacking the Printer ............ 2–3 Checking Options and Supplies ......2–5 Assembling the Printer ............ 2–6 Installing the Cut Sheet Stand ........
  • Page 12 Using Continuous Forms ..........3–12 Positioning the Paper Stack ........3–13 Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor and Rear Feed) ............3–14 Loading Continuous Forms (Pull Tractor and Bottom Feed) ............3–17 Unloading Continuous Forms ........3–22 Tearing Off Continuous Forms ........3–22 Feeding and Positioning Paper ........
  • Page 13 CHAPTER 5 USING SETUP MODE How to Use This Chapter ..........5–1 Entering Setup Mode ............. 5–2 Overview of Setup Mode ..........5–4 Setup Mode Example ..........5–6 Points to Remember ..........5–9 Printing a List of Selected Options ........ 5–10 Deciding Which Options to Change ......
  • Page 14 CHAPTER 6 MAINTENANCE Cleaning ................6–1 Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer ....6–1 Cleaning the Platen and Paper Bail Rollers ... 6–3 Replacing the Ribbon ............ 6–3 Replacing the Print Head ..........6–7 CHAPTER 7 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Solving Problems ............. 7–1 Print Quality Problems ..........
  • Page 15 APPENDIX C COMMAND SETS Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS ............C–2 Factory Default Settings ........... C–14 IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation ........C–17 Epson ESC/P2 Emulation ..........C–22 APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION Parallel Interface ............D–1 Compatible Mode ............ D–2 Nibble Mode .............. D–4 Data Transmission Timing ..........
  • Page 16 User's Manual #00_2 TOC 17.08.1998, 12:02 Uhr...
  • Page 17: Quick Reference

    QUICK REFERENCE QUICK REFERENCE Quick Reference is written for experienced users — users who are familiar with how the printer works, but who may need to refresh their memory occasionally. Only the printer’s normal (non-setup) mode is covered. For details on setup mode, see Chapter 5. Normal mode operation includes everyday operations, such as paper handling and font selection.
  • Page 18 QUICK REFERENCE Printer Operations (Normal Mode) √ : Operation can be performed when the printer is in this state. — : Operation cannot be performed when the printer is in this state. N/A : Does not apply. Operation Online Offline Required Response √...
  • Page 19: Features

    • Various character sets. As basic character sets, IBM PC character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, and the italic charac- ter set and graphics character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation.
  • Page 20 INTRODUCTION • Multiple fonts. The printer has nineteen resident fonts: Ten bit- map fonts — Courier 10, Pica 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and High-speed Draft and nine outline fonts — Timeless, Nimbus Sans, and Courier, each in upright, italic, and bold.
  • Page 21: Options

    INTRODUCTION OPTIONS Printer add-on options are listed below. For details, see Chapter 8. • Cut sheet feeder The ASF100 single-bin feeder is available as an option for the 80- column printer, and the ASF300 single-bin feeder and double-bin adapter are available for the 136-column printer. A cut sheet feeder allows single sheets to be fed automatically.
  • Page 22 INTRODUCTION 1 - 4 User's Manual #01 Chapter 1 11.08.1998, 23:02 Uhr...
  • Page 23: Selecting A Good Location

    SETTING UP SETTING UP Your new printer is easy to install and set up. This chapter tells you how to set up the printer and start printing right away. If this is your first printer, you should read the entire chapter before attempting to use the printer.
  • Page 24 SETTING UP √ Do not expose the printer to extremes of temperature and humidity. √ Use only the power cord supplied with the printer or recom- mended by your dealer. Do not use an extension cord. √ Do not plug the printer into a power outlet that is shared with heavy industrial equipment, such as motors, or appliances, such as copiers or coffee makers.
  • Page 25: Unpacking The Printer

    SETTING UP UNPACKING THE PRINTER Unpack the printer as follows: 1. Open the carton and remove the printer and its components. Make sure that you have all of the items shown below. Note that the power cord supplied depends on the printer model (100-120 or 220-240 VAC power supply).
  • Page 26 SETTING UP 2. Carefully examine each item for damage. Report any problems to your dealer or shipping agent. 3. Place the printer where you plan to use it. 4. Remove the tapes securing the front cover, top cover, and back cover.
  • Page 27: Checking Options And Supplies

    SETTING UP Checking Options and Supplies The following options and supplies, if ordered, are shipped separately: • Cut sheet feeder (option) • Double-bin adapter (option) • Color kit (option) • Extra monochrome or color ribbon cartridges The RS-232C serial interface is a factory-installable option. If you ordered the interface, the board is already installed in the printer.
  • Page 28: Assembling The Printer

    SETTING UP ASSEMBLING THE PRINTER This section explains how to install the cut sheet stand and ribbon cartridge. Installing the Cut Sheet Stand The cut sheet stand enables smooth feeding of both single sheets and continuous forms. Install the cut sheet stand as described below: 1.
  • Page 29: Installing The Ribbon Cartridge

    SETTING UP 3. Hold the cut sheet stand at an angle over the top of the printer. Slide the mounting pins into the long, front grooves of the notches. This is the cut sheet stand's up position, used for printing single sheets. To rotate the cut sheet stand to its down position, grasp it at the sides and lift it up until the two upper mounting pins fall into the rear grooves of the notches.
  • Page 30 SETTING UP 3. Remove the ribbon cartridge from its package. For a black rib- bon cartridge, push in the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs snap into the cartridge and the ribbon feed mechanism engages. For a color ribbon cartridge (option), pull the ribbon release plate in the direction of the arrow and press the ribbon feed knob toward “FREE.”...
  • Page 31 8. Close the front cover. NOTE A Fujitsu ribbon cassette is recommended. Dont't use other cassettes. If other cassettes are used, operating problems or damage of print head may be caused. User's Manual...
  • Page 32: Getting Acquainted With Your Printer

    SETTING UP GETTING ACQUAINTED Now that your printer is assembled, take a moment to become familiar WITH YOUR PRINTER with its major parts. Looking at the printer from the front right side, you can see the parts of the printer shown in the figure below. Print guide Print head Front cover...
  • Page 33: Connecting The Power Cord

    SETTING UP Looking at the printer from the back with the cut sheet stand and back cover removed, you can see the following parts of the printer: Cut sheet stand Acoustic cover Top cover Back cover Forms tractors Rating label Power connector Printer components (rear)
  • Page 34 SETTING UP To plug in the power cord: 1. Plug one end of the power cord into the power connector on the rear of the printer. 2. Plug the other end of the power cord into the power outlet. Connecting the power cord 3.
  • Page 35: Testing The Printer (Offline)

    SETTING UP TESTING THE PRINTER At this point, load paper and run the printer self-test. The self-test (OFFLINE) checks printer performance and print quality before you connect the printer to the computer. Use either single sheets or continuous forms (see Chapter 3). This section describes the self-test procedure using single sheets.
  • Page 36: Printing The Self-Test

    SETTING UP 2. Raise the cut sheet stand. Move the left paper guide all the way to the right. Insert the sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Letter or A4 size paper, inserted lengthwise (portrait mode) with this setting, will not result in clipping. Adjust the right paper guide so that the paper lies flat on the cut sheet stand.
  • Page 37 SETTING UP Starting the self-test 3. Allow printing to continue for a dozen or more lines of repeat printing. To stop printing, press the FONT button or the MENU button. Manually turn the platen knob clockwise to remove the test page. NOTE Do not try to use the LF/FF (line feed/form feed) button to eject the paper.
  • Page 38 SETTING UP • Insert a new sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand. Turn the platen knob to manually advance the paper until the top edge has moved past the paper bail rollers. • Press the FONT button or the MENU button to restart printing.
  • Page 39 SETTING UP NOTE The printer can also print a special “demo pattern” that illustrates some of the printer’s capabilities. To print the demo pattern: 1. Load a sheet of letter or A4 size paper. 2. Turn the printer off . 3.
  • Page 40 SETTING UP Demo pattern 2 - 1 8 User's Manual #02 Chapter 2 21.08.1998, 23:47 Uhr...
  • Page 41: Connecting The Printer To Your Computer

    SETTING UP CONNECTING THE PRINTER Your printer has a Centronics parallel interface. An RS-232C serial TO YOUR COMPUTER interface is a factory-installed add-on option. Installation of the serial option gives a dual interface where either interface can be connected. The parallel interface connector has wire clips. The serial interface connector has tapped holes.
  • Page 42: Connecting The Interface Cable

    SETTING UP Connecting the Interface Cable To connect the interface cable: 1. Turn off both the printer and the computer. 2. Pushing the top of the shutter on the right side of the printer by the thumb, lift the bottom of the shutter by fingers until the shutter stays open to access the connector.
  • Page 43: Selecting An Emulation

    For Experienced Users: The printer’s preselected factory setting is the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. If this emulation is acceptable, you may skip this section. An emulation is a set of commands used by your software to commu- nicate with the printer.
  • Page 44 SETTING UP Here are some points to help you determine which emulation to select: √ Determine which emulations your software supports. (Refer to your software documentation.) Since most software programs support this printer, try to run a program with the factory default emulation first.
  • Page 45 SETTING UP 2. Enter setup mode. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. Then, press the FONT button and the MENU button. As the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following information: <<FUNCTION>> menu Function Red cursor on print guide Initial printout in setup mode Check that the <<FUNCTION>>...
  • Page 46 DPL24C+ XL24E ESC/P2 The currently selected emulation is indicated by a short under- line. In the figure shown above, the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation is selected. 4. Select an emulation. Press the LOCK button repeatedly to position the red cursor under the required emulation.
  • Page 47: Printing A Sample Page (Online)

    SETTING UP 5. Exit MENU1. Press the ONLINE button to exit the MENU1 function and reprint the <<FUNCTION>> menu. 6. Exit setup mode to save the emulation. To exit setup mode and save the new emulation, make sure that the red cursor is positioned under SAVE & END. Then press the FONT button or the MENU button.
  • Page 48 SETTING UP 4. Use your software printer selection menus or the printer setup mode (described in Chapter 5) to make required changes in the page layout or other print features. If the printer does not print or prints the wrong characters, proceed as follows: •...
  • Page 49 SETTING UP Using MS-DOS to Specify Serial Interface Settings For an IBM PC or compatible device, use the following MS- DOS MODE commands to set the computer serial settings to match the printer factory settings: MODE COM1:9600,N,8,1,P MODE LPT1:=COM1 To activate these settings whenever you turn the computer on, write the MODE commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
  • Page 50 SETTING UP 2 - 2 8 User's Manual #02 Chapter 2 21.08.1998, 23:47 Uhr...
  • Page 51: Selecting Paper

    PAPER HANDLING PAPER HANDLING This chapter explains how your printer uses paper. Topics covered are: • Selecting paper • Overview of paper operations • Adjusting for paper thickness • Using single sheets • Using continuous forms (push-tractor feed and pull-tractor feed) •...
  • Page 52: Overview Of Paper Operations

    PAPER HANDLING OVERVIEW OF PAPER The following levers and buttons are used in paper handling: OPERATIONS • Paper select lever at the top left corner of the printer • Paper thickness lever at the top right corner of the printer •...
  • Page 53 PAPER HANDLING Table 3.1 Levers and Buttons Used for Paper Handling Lever/Button Purpose Action LF/FF Form feed Press and hold LF/FF to execute a form feed. Continuous forms are fed forward by one page. Single sheets are ejected. Line feed Press LF/FF within three seconds to feed paper forward by one line.
  • Page 54: Adjusting For Paper Thickness

    PAPER HANDLING ADJUSTING FOR PAPER The printer can handle paper of different thicknesses, including THICKNESS multipart forms with up to five parts (original plus four copies). For details on paper thickness specifications, see Appendix B. The paper thickness lever, located at the top right corner of the printer, allows you to adjust for different paper thicknesses.
  • Page 55: Using Single Sheets

    PAPER HANDLING Table 3.2 Paper Thickness Lever Settings Number of Copies Setting *2 (Including the Original) *1 1 copy 2 copies 3 copies 4 copies 5 copies Ribbon replacement *1 For carbon-interleaved paper, the carbon counts as one copy. *2 Vary the setting up or down (including A to D) to optimize printing.
  • Page 56 PAPER HANDLING 2. If necessary, reset the paper thickness lever. (See the section Adjusting for Paper Thickness earlier in this chapter.) 3. Move the paper select lever forward. (This lever is at the top left of the printer.) 4. Raise the cut sheet stand. Position the left paper guide. Note that its movable range is limited.
  • Page 57 PAPER HANDLING 6. Press the LOAD button. The paper will advance to the top-of- form position. The top-of-form position is the first line on which printing can start. To adjust the position of the paper slightly, simultaneously press the ONLINE button and the LF/ FF button or the TEAR OFF button.
  • Page 58: Loading Paper In The Cut Sheet Feeder (Option)

    PAPER HANDLING Loading Paper in the Cut Sheet Feeder (Option) A cut sheet feeder allows automatic printing on single sheets without the need to manually insert the sheets one-by-one. This can save you a lot of time when printing long files using single sheets. The 80-column printer uses an ASF100 cut sheet feeder;...
  • Page 59 PAPER HANDLING 4. Prepare the feeder as follows: Rear tab Paper select lever Preparing the cut sheet feeder (ASF100) Paper guide locking levers (forward: Bin lever lock) Paper select lever Preparing the cut sheet feeder (ASF300) • To open the paper bin, push the bin lever up to the “OPEN” position.
  • Page 60 PAPER HANDLING Adjusting the left margin To help align the left paper guide, use the inch-based ruler located behind the paper guides. The ruler is graduated in 10 columns per inch. For example, setting the left paper guide 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) from the left gives a left margin of 6.3 mm (0.25 inch) plus the left margin specified by your software or the printer setup mode.
  • Page 61 PAPER HANDLING Open Close Rear tab Loading the cut sheet feeder (ASF100) Open Close Bin lever Loading the cut sheet feeder (ASF300) 6. Readjust the right paper guide, leaving a slight gap between the paper guide and the right edge of the paper. About 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) is sufficient.
  • Page 62: Ejecting Single Sheets

    PAPER HANDLING 8. Load paper to the top-of-form position using either of the following methods: • Load the paper manually. Press the LOAD button. The paper will advance to the top-of-form position. Adjust the position of the paper as needed by simultaneously pressing the ONLINE button and the LF/FF button or the TEAR OFF button (micro feed).
  • Page 63: Positioning The Paper Stack

    PAPER HANDLING Positioning the Paper Stack Place the stack of continuous forms paper directly below the rear of the printer or below the bottom slot of the printer. After the paper is installed in the printer, the paper path should look like this: Good placement Push-feed, from rear slot Push-feed, from rear slot with...
  • Page 64: Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor And Rear Feed)

    PAPER HANDLING Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor and Rear Feed) This section explains how to use continuous forms as the tractor unit is installed at the rear of the printer. The tractor unit pushes continuous forms. This condition applies when you first purchase the printer. You can use continuous forms paper even if you have a cut sheet feeder installed.
  • Page 65 PAPER HANDLING 4. Release the tractor locking levers by pulling them up. Open the tractor paper holders. See the following figure. 5. Position the right tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer). Push the right locking lever down to secure the tractor. Center the middle forms support.
  • Page 66 PAPER HANDLING 6. Fit the paper feed holes onto the left and right tractor pins. Adjust the left tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer) to the width of the form. Close the paper holders. Paper holders Adjusting paper tension 7.
  • Page 67: Loading Continuous Forms (Pull Tractor And Bottom Feed)

    PAPER HANDLING 10. Press the LOAD button to advance the paper to the top-of- form position. Top-of-form is the first line on which printing can start. 11. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Print a sample page and check the page margins. Make the follow- ing adjustments, as necessary: •...
  • Page 68 PAPER HANDLING 3. Pull up both ends of the tractor unit to detach the catches of the tractor unit from the support studs. Then pull the tractor unit. 4. Return the cut sheet stand and the back cover to their original position.
  • Page 69 PAPER HANDLING (136-column printer) Pull the separator to the front of the printer. 6. Position the catches of the tractor unit on the support studs near the platen shaft, push the tractor unit toward the front of the printer ( ), and snap down the tractor unit into place ( Turn the platen knob to make sure that the tractor gear fully engages the platen shaft gear.
  • Page 70 PAPER HANDLING 6. Place the continuous forms paper below the table and pass the paper through the slot of the table then through the bottom slot of the printer up to the platen. Passing continuous forms paper from under the printer 7.
  • Page 71 PAPER HANDLING 8. Set the continuous forms on the tractors in the same way as described for push-tractor feed. 9. Turn power on. Setting continuous forms paper on the tractors 10. Adjust the paper thickness lever to the appropriate position. 11.
  • Page 72: Unloading Continuous Forms

    PAPER HANDLING Unloading Continuous Forms NOTE Continuous forms paper that is fed by the pull-tractor cannot be unloaded. To unload continuous forms: 1. Make sure that the paper select lever is set to the rear position. 2. Press the LOAD button. The continuous forms paper is retracted to the park position.
  • Page 73: Feeding And Positioning Paper

    PAPER HANDLING NOTE If the bottom perforation of your paper is not positioned at the tear-off edge, the length of your paper may not be speci- fied correctly in your software or the printer setup mode. Check that the paper length is specified correctly. For information on specifying page length using setup mode, see Chapter 5.
  • Page 74: Micro Feed

    PAPER HANDLING Micro Feed Use the micro feed function to fine tune the position of the paper. This function is valid when the printer is offline. Press the ONLINE and LF/FF buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper forward. Press the ONLINE and TEAR OFF buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper backward.
  • Page 75: Switching To Single Sheets

    PAPER HANDLING Switching to Single Sheets To switch from continuous forms to single sheets: 1. Tear off your printed pages. 2. Retract the forms paper to the park position by pressing the LOAD button. The PAPER OUT indicator turns red. CAUTION Failure to retract the forms paper will cause paper jams.
  • Page 76: Switching To Continuous Forms

    PAPER HANDLING Switching to Continuous Forms To switch from single sheets to continuous forms: 1. If a sheet of paper is loaded, remove the paper by turning the platen knob or pressing and holding down the LF/FF button. CAUTION Failure to remove paper may cause a paper jam. 2.
  • Page 77: Envelopes

    PAPER HANDLING Envelopes When printing envelopes, use the cut sheet stand or the manual feed slot of the cut sheet feeder. Note the following: • Set the paper thickness lever to best accommodate envelope thickness. • When loading envelopes, make sure that the envelope flaps face forward.
  • Page 78 PAPER HANDLING 3 - 2 8 User's Manual #03 Chapter 3 21.08.1998, 23:48 Uhr...
  • Page 79: Chapter 4 Printing

    PRINTING CHAPTER PRINTING PRINTING This chapter describes the following everyday printing operations: • Selecting print features • Starting, stopping, or resuming printing • Removing printed pages • Clearing the print buffer Instructions for loading paper are given in Chapter 3. SELECTING PRINT FEATURES The print features you select determine how your printed pages will look.
  • Page 80: Using Commercial Software

    PRINTING Using Commercial Software Many commercial software packages offer a wide variety of print features, including some features that are not supported by this printer. For example, software often provides a wider range of font sizes than the printer can accommodate. Software also allows you to specify multiple fonts on a page and multicolor printing.
  • Page 81: Selecting Menu1 Or Menu2

    PRINTING If you select MENU FONT the printer will use the font and pitch PRINTING assigned in MENU1 or MENU2. This chapter does not explain how to assign values to options in the menu. If you haven’t already assigned values to MENU 1 and MENU 2, refer to Chapter 5 now. When you first turn the printer on, the MENU 1 and MENU FONT.
  • Page 82 Default Settings For easy reference, check ( √ ) or record your Setting default settings in the space below. Print Feature MENU1 MENU2 Emulation Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS IBM Proprinter XL24E Epson ESC/P2 Print quality Letter Report Draft High-speed draft Font...
  • Page 83: Changing The Menu Font To A Resident Font

    PRINTING 3. To change to a resident font, see the next section. Otherwise, PRINTING press the ONLINE button to return online. You are ready to print using the selected menu. Changing the menu font to a resident font Before printing, you can use the control panel to select a resident font other than the font defined in the selected menu.
  • Page 84: Locking The Selected Resident Font

    PRINTING Locking the selected resident font Your software often overrides the printer settings. You can use the control panel to prevent the selected resident font from being changed by the software. To retain the selected resident font: 1. Make sure that the printer is offline. 2.
  • Page 85: Resuming From A Paper-Out

    PRINTING To resume printing, press the ONLINE button again. To cancel PRINTING printing, use the cancel commands provided by your software or computer. To clear the print buffer, place the printer offline and press the LOCK and FONT buttons. Any data sent to the print buffer before you canceled printing will be lost.
  • Page 86: Resuming From An Area Over

    PRINTING CAUTION When using the cut sheet stand or when printing remaining lines, be careful not to print on the platen. Printing on the platen may damage both the platen and the print head. Continuing printing after supplying paper 1. Install paper on the forms tractors, on the cut sheet stand, or in the cut sheet feeder bin, as described in Chapter 3.
  • Page 87: Removing Printed Pages

    PRINTING To resume printing when the AREA OVER indicator is on: PRINTING 1. Stop your software and press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. 2. Adjust the horizontal position of the paper or change the margin settings in the printer setup menu or your software. 3.
  • Page 88: Clearing The Print Buffer

    PRINTING CLEARING THE PRINT Press the LOCK and FONT buttons simultaneously to clear all data BUFFER from the print buffer. This method is useful when you cancel a print operation and do not want to continue printing data already sent to the printer.
  • Page 89: Chapter 5 Using Setup Mode

    USING SETUP MODE USING SETUP MODE Your printer has two modes: normal and setup. Normal mode is used for everyday printer opera- tions and is explained in Chapters 3 and 4. Setup mode serves two purposes. It enables you to: •...
  • Page 90: Entering Setup Mode

    USING SETUP MODE These sections will familiarize you with how setup mode works. Once you understand the basics, use the following sections to select printer options that are compatible with your computer system’s hardware and software setup: • Printing a List of Selected Options •...
  • Page 91 USING SETUP MODE 3. Press the FONT and MENU buttons simultaneously until the printer beeps. Entering setup mode If you do not hear a beep or hear an alarm beep (beeps four times), you are not in setup mode. Place the printer offline and try again.
  • Page 92: Overview Of Setup Mode

    USING SETUP MODE The initial printout contains a header, help menu, and <<FUNC- TION>> menu. The header tells you that the printer is offline and in setup mode. The help menu provides a quick summary of how to use setup mode. The <<FUNCTION>> menu lists all of the functions available to you in setup mode.
  • Page 93 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.1 Setup Mode Functions (Cont.) Function Purpose DEFAULT Resets factory defaults in MENU1 and MENU2. LIST Prints a list of all currently selected options. SELF-TST Runs the self-test. HEX-DUMP Prints hex dumps. V-ALMNT Checks and corrects vertical print alignment. To select a function from the <<FUNCTION>>...
  • Page 94: Setup Mode Example

    (the option currently saved in the printer’s permanent memory). In the previous example, the default options are Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation, Courier 10 font, and letter print quality. The chart on the next page summarizes how to select options such as emulation, font, and print quality and how to use functions that do not have options.
  • Page 95 USING SETUP MODE Enter setup mode: Press FONT and MENU Reprint <<FUNCTION>> menu Printer prints<<FUNCTION>>menu Select function: Press LOCK to position the cursor, then press FONT or MENU Desired function is selected Press FONT SAVE&END or MENU Select options: Press MENU1,MENU2,HARDWRE, LOCK to position cursor, ADJUST, and CONFIG...
  • Page 96 USING SETUP MODE 4. Select the current emulation. Since you do not want to change the emulation, press the FONT button to select the current emulation and print the next item, <FONT> and its options. 5. Change the font to Prestige Elite 12. Press the LOCK button once to position the cursor beneath PRSTG12.
  • Page 97: Points To Remember

    USING SETUP MODE Points to Remember • Load continuous forms paper before entering setup mode. In setup mode, the LF/FF button cannot be used to feed paper. To adjust the line position of paper in setup mode, use the platen knob. •...
  • Page 98: Printing A List Of Selected Options

    USING SETUP MODE PRINTING A LIST OF The LIST function prints a list of all the printer’s currently selected SELECTED OPTIONS options. This function is useful for checking the printer settings when you first enter setup mode or just before you exit. To print a list of options, load continuous forms paper and then proceed as follows: 1.
  • Page 99 USING SETUP MODE *1 When the color option is installed. *2 FORMAT to CD are not printed when the serial interface option is not installed or when PARALEL option is selected for INTRFCE. *3 TEAR-EN is printed after TEARPOS when AUTO option is selected for TEAROFF.
  • Page 100: Deciding Which Options To Change

    USING SETUP MODE DECIDING WHICH OPTIONS The previous page shows a printout of the printer’s factory default TO CHANGE settings. In this printout, options are listed by functional group: • Menu 1 settings (MENU1 function) • Menu 2 settings (MENU2 function) •...
  • Page 101 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.2 Required Options (Cont.) Function Item Option HARDWRE FORMAT If you have a serial interface, the serial BAUD-RT interface options selected on the printer PROTOCL must be the same as the settings you selected using your software or your DUPLEX computer operating system.
  • Page 102: Changing Menu1 And Menu2 Options

    USING SETUP MODE CHANGING MENU1 AND The MENU1 and MENU2 functions allow you to change the print MENU2 OPTIONS options assigned to MENU1 and MENU2 on the printer control panel. In normal (nonsetup) mode, you can easily switch between the menus for printing, as described in Chapter 4.
  • Page 103 Select the same emulation as is selected in your software. See the section Selecting an Emulation in Chapter 2 for information on selecting an emulation. DPL24C+ Fujitsu DL-series printers (DPL24C PLUS command set) XL24E IBM Proprinter XL24E printers ESC/P2 Epson printers using the ESC/P2...
  • Page 104 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 105 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 106 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 107 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 108 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 109 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 110 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 111 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 112 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 113 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 114 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options Description...
  • Page 115: Procedure

    USING SETUP MODE Procedure To change the options assigned to MENU1 or MENU2, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded and then proceed as follows: 1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing. The following <<FUNCTION>>...
  • Page 116: Resetting Menu1 And Menu2

    USING SETUP MODE NOTE Whenever you select a new emulation, all MENU1 or MENU2 options are reset to the factory defaults for that emulation. 4. If necessary, change the other MENU1 or MENU2 options. Press the LOCK button to move the cursor to the option you want to select.
  • Page 117: Changing Hardware Options

    USING SETUP MODE CHANGING HARDWARE The HARDWRE function defines the printer’s hardware operating OPTIONS conditions. If you are using the optional RS-232C serial interface, the serial interface options must be set properly for the printer to function correctly with your system hardware. Table 5.4 describes the HARDWRE items and options .
  • Page 118 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items <PRT-DIR> BI-DIR Bidirectional printing. The printer prints in either direction while seeking the next print direction for a shorter print time. UNI-DIR Unidirectional printing.
  • Page 119 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items <BUFFER> NOTE: (continued) • 0BYTE option is recommended only for graphics application. • With 128KB selected, the printer cannot accept any download font data.
  • Page 120 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items <BAUD-RT> 150 The baud rate is in bps (bits per second). Select the same baud rate as used by your computer or modem. 1200 2400 4800...
  • Page 121: Procedure

    USING SETUP MODE Procedure To change the printer’s hardware options, make sure that continuous forms are loaded and then proceed as follows: 1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>>...
  • Page 122: Changing Print Position Adjustment Options

    USING SETUP MODE 6. Do either of the following: • Select another function, or • Exit setup mode, saving your changes. For details on other functions, see the other sections in this chapter. To exit setup mode and save your changes, make sure that the red cursor is positioned under SAVE/END, then press the FONT button or the MENU button.
  • Page 123 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <CNT-ORG> Sets the top-of-form for continu- ous forms in increments of 1/6 inch (4.2 mm) from the physical top of the page. 1/6 IN The default is recommended if your top margin is not software-...
  • Page 124 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <CNT-LFT> Fine-tunes the left print start position for continuous forms. –10/90, ..., 0/90, Moves the position left or ..., 10/90 right in increments of 1/90 inch (0.28 mm).
  • Page 125: Procedure

    USING SETUP MODE Procedure Before adjusting a print position, you should carefully measure the amount of adjustment required for any paper that demands precise print registration. To adjust a print position, make sure that continu- ous forms paper is loaded. The following example shows how to adjust the top-of-form setting for continuous forms.
  • Page 126: Changing Configuration Options

    USING SETUP MODE 5. Exit setup mode, saving the top-of-form setting. Make sure that the red cursor is positioned beneath SAVE & END, then press the FONT button or the MENU button. 6. Check the top-of-form setting. Load your paper and check the adjustment by printing a sample page using your software.
  • Page 127 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Items Options Description <TEARPOS> Tearoff position. VISIBLE Select this option when your software positions forms to the next top-of-form after printing the last data.
  • Page 128 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Items Options Description <TEAR-EN> In some application programs, data (continued) transfer may stop temporarily due to internal processing. This setting can avoid an undesired tearoff feed by waiting for up to six seconds each time data transfer stops.
  • Page 129 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Items Options Description <AREACNT> Area-over detection control. ENABLE Detects the left and right edges of paper when loading the paper. The printer does not print data beyond the edges, but turns on the AREA OVER indicator.
  • Page 130: Procedure

    USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Items Options Description <CONT-PE> Detection of end of continuous forms. TRACTOR Paper end is detected by the sensor on the tractor unit. Paper-end unprinted area: Continuous forms: About 80 mm Botom feeding: About 35 mm...
  • Page 131: Exiting And Saving

    USING SETUP MODE 2. Select the CONFIG function. Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor under CONFIG. Press the FONT button to select the CONFIG function and print the following <TEAROFF> options: <TEAROFF> MANUAL AUTO 3. Select an option. Press the LOCK button to move the cursor to either MANUAL or AUTO.
  • Page 132: Procedure

    USING SETUP MODE Any settings changed while in setup mode are saved as the new power-on defaults for the printer. The new defaults remain active until you change them again. NOTE The only way to exit setup mode without saving your changes is to turn off the printer.
  • Page 133: Resetting Defaults

    USING SETUP MODE RESETTING DEFAULTS This section describes how to reset the printer’s power-on defaults, all of the factory defaults, or the factory defaults only for MENU1 and MENU2. Resetting Power-On Defaults Power-on defaults are the settings saved in the printer’s permanent memory.
  • Page 134: Using The Diagnostic Functions

    USING SETUP MODE 1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: <<FUNCTION>> SAVE&END MENU1 MENU2 HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG...
  • Page 135: Printing The Self-Test

    USING SETUP MODE Printing the Self-Test The SELF-TST function prints test pages to check how the printer operates independently of your computer. The self-test does not check the interface between the computer and the printer. The self-test prints the printer’s firmware version, its resident emulations, and all of the characters available in the currently selected character set.
  • Page 136: Printing Hex Dumps

    USING SETUP MODE 2. Select the SELF-TST function. Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor under SELF-TST, and then press the FONT button or the MENU button. The printer selects SELF-TST and starts printing. A short help menu is printed at the top of the page, followed by the self-test.
  • Page 137: Procedure

    USING SETUP MODE Procedure To print hex dumps, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded into the printer. Then proceed as follows: 1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>>...
  • Page 138 USING SETUP MODE Sample hex dump 4. Exit the HEX-DUMP function. Exit the HEX-DUMP function in either of the following ways: • To remain in setup mode, press the LOCK button. The <<FUNCTION>> menu is then reprinted. For details on other functions, see other sections in this chapter.
  • Page 139: Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-Almnt)

    USING SETUP MODE Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT) The V-ALMNT function corrects the vertical character displacement that sometimes occurs with bidirectional printing. Characters printed from left to right are not aligned with characters printed from right to left as shown below: This example shows how printing looks when characters are vertically misaligned.
  • Page 140 USING SETUP MODE 2. Select the V-ALMNT function. Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor under V-ALMNT, then press the FONT button or the MENU button to select the V-ALMNT function. The printer prints the help menu then starts printing rows of parallel bars using letter quality speed.
  • Page 141: Setup Mode Reference

    To exit the V-ALMNT function, you must exit setup mode. Correct vertical print alignment The following flowchart shows how setup mode is organized for the SETUP MODE REFERENCE Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. Differences in the IBM Proprinter XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations are summarized after the flowchart. User's Manual...
  • Page 142: Dpl24C Plus Organization

    USING SETUP MODE DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION SETUP MODE Note: Asterisks (*) indicate default settings at shipment. FUNCTIONS Move yellow arrow on the print head. LOCK FONT MENU Select function. LOCK Move yellow arrow on the print head. ITEMS & OPTIONS FONT Select option, print next item.
  • Page 143: Using Setup Mode

    USING SETUP MODE HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG DEFAULT LIST SELF-TST HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT LOADTIM: 0.5 SEC TEAROFF: MANUAL* TEARPOS: VISIBLE* TEAR-EN: 0 SEC CUTLOAD: AUTO 1.0 SEC* AUTO ALWAYS BUTTON* 1 SEC* 1.5 SEC 2 SEC 2.0 SEC 4 SEC 2.5 SEC 3.0 SEC 6 SEC Displayed when...
  • Page 144: Differences In Ibm Proprinter Xl24E Emulation

    USING SETUP MODE Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation In the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from the DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways: • The following options are different: CHAR-W: NORMAL * CHAR-H: NORMAL * ATTRIB: NONE * 2 TIMES 2 TIMES...
  • Page 145: Differences In Epson Esc/P2 Emulation

    USING SETUP MODE Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation In the Epson ESC/P2 emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from the DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways: • The ZEROFNT and LF-CODE items are not defined. • The following options are different: LATIN2 CHR-SET: ITALIC * PAGE LG:...
  • Page 146: Online Setup Mode

    USING SETUP MODE ONLINE SETUP MODE The preceding sections describe offline setup mode. This section introduces online setup mode. The tedious task of setting up printer features one-by-one from the control panel and printing and checking the desired options on paper can be avoided by using online setup mode. In online setup mode, printer features are set via the computer rather than the printer control panel.
  • Page 147: Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Your printer requires very little care. Occasional cleaning and replacement of the ribbon cartridge are all that is required. Lubrication of the printer is not usually necessary. If the print head carriage does not move smoothly back and forth, clean the printer as described in this chapter.
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE 3. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer, including the covers and separator. A mild detergent may be used. CAUTION Do not use solvents, kerosene, or abrasive cleaning materials that may damage the printer. 4.
  • Page 149: Cleaning The Platen And Paper Bail Rollers

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Platen and Paper Bail Rollers Clean the platen and paper bail rollers about once a month to remove excess ink. Use the platen cleaner recommended by your supplier and proceed as follows: 1. Apply a small amount of platen cleaner to a soft cloth. Avoid spilling platen cleaner inside the printer.
  • Page 150 MAINTENANCE 3. Move the paper thickness lever to position D. Paper thickness lever Move to D. Paper thickness lever 4. To remove the ribbon cartridge, press the ribbon release levers located on either side of the cartridge and carefully lift the cartridge out of the printer.
  • Page 151 MAINTENANCE 5. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package. For a black ribbon cartridge, push in the sides of the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs will snap into the cartridge and the ribbon feed mechanism will engage. For a color ribbon cartridge (option), pull the ribbon release plate in the direction of the arrow and press the ribbon feed knob toward “FREE.”...
  • Page 152 MAINTENANCE 6. Place the two mounting pins on the ribbon support brackets of the head carrier. The two mounting pins are located on the sides of the ribbon release levers.) Insert the ribbon so that the ribbon falls between the nose of the print head and the plastic print guide.
  • Page 153: Replacing The Print Head

    MAINTENANCE REPLACING THE PRINT HEAD The print head is easy to replace. CAUTION The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently. To remove the print head: 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge.
  • Page 154 MAINTENANCE To install the print head: 1. Carefully fit the mounting guide grooves of the print head on the locating studs on the carriage. 2. Push the print head into the connector and hook the wire into place in the reverse order of removal. 6 - 8 User's Manual #06 Chapter 6...
  • Page 155: Solving Problems

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Your printer is extremely reliable, but occasional problems may occur. You can solve many of these problems yourself, using this chapter. If you encounter problems that you cannot resolve, contact your dealer for assistance. This chapter is organized as follows: •...
  • Page 156 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions Problem Solution Printing is too Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is light or too dark. properly installed and that the ribbon feeds smoothly. Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set for the thickness of your paper.
  • Page 157 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution Printing is Use the printer’s V-ALMNT function to vertically check the vertical print alignment. If necessary, misaligned adjust the print alignment. See the section (jagged). Using the Diagnostic Functions in Chapter 5. The top margin is The top margin is the sum of the top-of-form wrong.
  • Page 158: Paper Handling Problems

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Paper Handling Problems Table 7.2 describes common paper handling problems and suggests solutions. See Chapter 3 for detailed procedures on loading and using paper. Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions Problem Solution Paper cannot be Make sure that the paper select lever is set loaded or fed.
  • Page 159 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution Paper cannot be If you are using a double-bin adapter, open the loaded or fed. front cover and make sure that the fourth stud (continued). from the left on the printer bottom frame projects.
  • Page 160: Tips For Clearing A Jammed Sheet From The Printer

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution Paper jams while If you are using a cut sheet feeder, make sure printing. that the bin lever is set to the "CLOSED" po- (continued). sition. (The bin lever is on the left side of the feeder.) Reload the paper.
  • Page 161: Common Cause Of Abnormal Paper Feeding

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING • If you cannot clear the jammed sheet by the above procedure, set fourfold continuous forms paper on the forms tractors and turn the platen knob to feed the paper forward. The jammed paper is pushed out. Before operation, be sure to position the print head at the center of the jammed paper.
  • Page 162: Operating Problems

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Operating Problems Table 7.3 identifies common operating problems and suggests solutions. If you cannot resolve a problem, contact your dealer. Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions Problem Solution The power does Make sure that the “1” on the printer power not turn on.
  • Page 163 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution The printer is on If you are using an RS-232C serial interface, but it will not make sure that the serial settings required by print (continued). your software or computer are the same as the settings on the printer.
  • Page 164: Printer Failures

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Printer Failures A user cannot generally resolve a problem involving defective printer hardware. On detecting a fatal error, the printer will: • Stop printing • Beep four times • Turn the ONLINE indicator off • Blink the PAPER OUT indicator (with a FONT indicator lit indicating the error type).
  • Page 165: Diagnostic Functions

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING DIAGNOSTIC The printer diagnostic functions are SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and FUNCTIONS V-ALMNT. • SELF-TST tells you whether the printer hardware is functioning correctly. If the printer hardware is functional, any problems you are having are probably caused by incorrect printer settings, incorrect software settings, the interface, or the computer.
  • Page 166 TROUBLE-SHOOTING 7 - 1 2 User's Manual #07 Chapter 7 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 167: Installing The Cut Sheet Feeder

    INSTALLING OPTIONS INSTALLING OPTIONS The installation of options allows, you to expand the capabilities of your printer. Options available for the printer include: • Single bin cut sheet feeder • Double-bin adapter for cut sheet feeder (for 136-column printer only) •...
  • Page 168: Installing The Color Kit

    INSTALLING OPTIONS If you are using the forms tractor unit for bottom feeding, remove the tractor unit and install it at the rear of the printer. To mount the cut sheet feeder on your printer, remove the acoustic cover and the two brackets from the separator (store them for future use).
  • Page 169 INSTALLING OPTIONS After the color kit is installed, enter setup mode and make sure that AUTOSEL is specified for the desired color selection mode. If AUTOSEL is not specified, the printer will not follow the color command from your software. The following five options are provided.
  • Page 170 INSTALLING OPTIONS 8 - 4 User's Manual #08 Chapter 8 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 171: Supplies

    For 136-column ASF300-FJ3801 Single-bin feeder printers ASF300-FJ3811 Double-bin adapter; mounted on single-bin feeder Color kit CA02374-C511 Color ribbon included Fujitsu D05B-9011-C100 Font-scaling software utility ® Creative for Microsoft Windows™; Faces™ produces smooth, well- formed characters that are virtually free of jagged edges.
  • Page 172 SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS User's Manual A - 2 #A Appendix A 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 173: Physical Specifications

    APPENDIX PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS This appendix gives the physical, functional, and performance specifications for the printer. It also gives detailed paper specifications. Dimensions 80 columns 136 columns PHYSICAL Height: 133 mm (5.2 in) 130 mm (5.1 in) SPECIFICATIONS Width: 434 mm (17 in) 570 mm (22.4 in) Depth: 330 mm (13 in) 330 mm (13 in)
  • Page 174: Functional Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Print method Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24- FUNCTIONAL wire head SPECIFICATIONS Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirec- Print direction tional seeking Horizontal × vertical Character cell 36 × 24 dots Letter (10 cpi): 30 × 24 dots Letter (12 cpi): 18 ×...
  • Page 175 DHN) IBM 437 and 851 ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94 Total of 57 national character sets • Fujitsu character sets (691 characters) ESC/P2: • Italic character set Graphics character sets 1 and 2 • IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages...
  • Page 176: Performance Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Fonts Resident Eighteen fonts available Bit map: Courier 10, Pica 10, OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and High-speed Draft Outline: Courier, Timeless, and Nimbus Sans ®; each in normal, bold, and italic styles Downloaded Available from independent vendors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lines per inch.
  • Page 177 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS 60 ms per line at 6 lines per inch Line feed speed Form feed speed 5.6 inches per second Ribbon life Color: Up to 0.3 million characters per color Black: Up to 5.0 million characters Certification Safety: Model Regulation...
  • Page 178: Paper Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Print Area PAPER SPECIFICATIONS This section illustrates the recommended print area for single sheets and continuous forms. May be 102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in) decreased to for 80-column printer 4.23 mm 102–420 mm (4–16.5 in) (1/6 inch). for 136-column printer However, line spacing may be...
  • Page 179 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS 102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in) for 80-column printer 102–420 mm(4–16.5 in) for 136-column printer 25.4 mm (1 inch) May be decreased to 4.23 mm 102 mm Print area (1/6 inch). (4 inches) However, line or more spacing may be uneven.
  • Page 180: Paper Thickness

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Paper Thickness Paper thickness is given by the weight of the paper in either grams per square meter (g/m ) or in pounds per bond (lbs/bond). The following table shows the allowable paper thickness for one-part paper or for each sheet of multipart paper.
  • Page 181 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Type of Paper Number of Parts Thickness Carbon-backed Do not use in high humidity environments. 40-64 g/m (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb) Bottom 40-81 g/m (34-70 kg or 11-22 lb) 40-64 g/m (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb) Middle 40-64 g/m (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb)
  • Page 182 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS User's Manual B - 1 0 #B Appendix B 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 183: Appendix C Command Sets

    COMMAND SETS This appendix describes printer commands and their parameters. This printer has three resident command sets: • Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set for Fujitsu DL series printers) • IBM Proprinter XL24E • Epson ESC/P2 Select the same emulation on the printer and in your software. If your software emulations include DPL24C PLUS, select DPL24C PLUS for optimum performance.
  • Page 184 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) FUJITSU DPL24C PLUS This section describes the printer commands for the DPL24C PLUS command set which is the native command set of this printer. Function Command Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on ESC G Double-strike (bold) printing off...
  • Page 185 COMMAND SETS Function Command Double-height characters on/off ESC V (n) (on: n = 1, off: n =0) This command does not adjust the line spacing. Multiwidth and height printing ESC u (n) (h ) (h n = 0: Not adjusted ) (v 1: Character pitch multiplied 2: Line spacing multiplied...
  • Page 186 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Command Select printing style ESC ! (n) This command allows you to combine various printing styles. The value of n is the sum of the values of the styles you want to combine. n = 0: Pica pitch 1: Elite pitch 4: Condensed 8: Shadow...
  • Page 187 COMMAND SETS Function Command Set character offset to n/120 inch ESC DC1 (n) Cancelled by CR or ESC x. (0 ≤ n ≤ 63) (64 ≤ n ≤ 127) Set character pitch to n/360 inch ESC e H (0 ≤ n ≤...
  • Page 188 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Command Tabulation Horizontal tab execution Set horizontal tabs ESC D (n ) ... (n The values of n to n in this command are the ASCII values of the print columns (at the current character width) at which tabs are to be set.
  • Page 189 COMMAND SETS Function Command Set page length to n inches ESC C NUL (n) or (1 ≤ n ≤ 22) ESC e C NUL (n) or ESC FF NUL (n) Set page length to n/360 inch ESC e f (n ) (n ×...
  • Page 190 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Command Select code table ESC e C (n) n = 0: Code page 437 1: Code page 850 2: Code page 860 3: Code page 863 4: Code page 865 5: ISO 8859-1/ECMA 94 Select extended character by character ESC e E number ) (n...
  • Page 191 COMMAND SETS Function Command • n (bit 0 to 2: Specification of font number) (1) Resident fonts m = 0, 0 m = 1, 0 Courier 10 OCR-B Prestige elite 12 OCR-A Draft Compressed Boldface PS Pica 10 Correspondence High-speed draft (2) Downloaded fonts n = 0: Downloaded font 0...
  • Page 192 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Command Select character style (font attributes) ESC e i (n) n = 0: Upright 1: Italic Select stroke weight (font attributes) ESC e w (n) n = 249: –7 (reserved) 251: –5 (reserved) 253: –3 (light) 0: 0 (medium) 3: 3 (bold) 5: 5 (black)
  • Page 193 COMMAND SETS Function Command Copy resident font to download area ESC : NUL (m) (n) m = 0: Courier 10 1: Prestige Elite 12 2: Draft 3: Compressed 4: Boldface PS 5: Pica 10 6: Correspondence 7: High-speed Draft n = 0: Downloaded font 0 1: Downloaded font 1 Create download font ESC &...
  • Page 194 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Command Bit Image Graphics Graphics type m graphics ESC * (m) ) (n ) (data) Graphics type m graphics ESC e b (m) ) (n ) (data) or ESC e B (m) ) (n ) (data) Single-density graphics ESC K (n ) (n...
  • Page 195 COMMAND SETS Function Command Type of bar code ASCII Decimal Hex Type of bar code Codebar (nw-7) EAN 13 EAN 8 Code 3 to 9 Industrial 2 of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5 Matrix 2 of 5 UPC type A Code 128 UPC type A with checkdigit printing...
  • Page 196: Factory Default Settings

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Factory Default Settings The following table describes the printer commands used to control options of the items that can be selected in printer setup mode. Command parameters are omitted. Item Selectable options in setup mode Command Emulate DPL24C+, XL24E, ESC/P2 Controllable in online setup...
  • Page 197 COMMAND SETS Item Selectable options in setup mode Command Attributes NONE, ITALICS, CONDNSD, ESC 4 (ESC 5) SHADOW, BOLD SI or ESC SI (DC2) ESC E (ESC F) ESC G (ESC H) ESC e i ESC ! Page 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, ESC C NUL length 8.5, 11.0, 11.6, 12.0, 14.0, 18.0 IN...
  • Page 198 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Item Selectable options in setup mode Command Character SET 1, SET2 ESC7 ESC6 Perfora- SKIP, NO-SKIP ESC N (ESC O) tion skip Paper 8.0 IN, 11.0 IN, 11.4 IN, 13.6 IN Controllable in width (8.0 IN is default for 80-column printer, online setup and 13.6 IN is default for 136-column mode printer.)
  • Page 199: Ibm Proprinter Xl24E Emulation

    COMMAND SETS IBM PROPRINTER XL24E This section describes the printer commands for the IBM Proprinter EMULATION XL24E emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Command Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on ESC G Double-strike (bold) printing off ESC H...
  • Page 200 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) Function Command Condensed characters on SI or ESC SI Condensed and elite characters off Subscript or superscript printing on ESC S (n) (subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0) Subscript and superscript printing off ESC T Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) ESC - (n)
  • Page 201 COMMAND SETS Function Command Change graphics line spacing base to ESC [ \ (m ) (m 1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3) ) ... (t = 4, m 0 ≤ t ≤ 255, 0 ≤ t ≤...
  • Page 202 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) Function Command Color Selection* Select print color* ESC r (n) n = 0: Black 1: Magenta (red) 2: Cyan (blue) 3: Violet 4: Yellow 5: Orange 6: Green Character Set Control Select character set 1 ESC 7 Select character set 2 ESC 6...
  • Page 203 COMMAND SETS Function Command Downloading Select resident or downloaded font ESC I (n) Ex. n = 0: Resident Draft 2: Resident Courier 4: Downloaded Draft 6: Downloaded Courier Create download font ESC = (n ) (n ID (m ) (m ) (data) Bit Image Graphics Single-density graphics...
  • Page 204: Epson Esc/P2 Emulation

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) EPSON ESC/P2 This section describes the printer commands for the Epson ESC/P2 EMULATION emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Command Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on ESC G Double-strike (bold) printing off...
  • Page 205 COMMAND SETS Function Command Select line ESC ( - (n ) (n = 3, n = 0, d ) (d ) (d = 0: Ignore command 1: Underline 2: Strike through 3: Overscore = 0 or 4: Cancel line selection 1: Single line 2 or 3: Double line 5: Single-dotted line...
  • Page 206 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command × 256)/360 inch Set character pitch to (n ESC c (n ) (n (0 ≤ n ≤ 255) (0 ≤ n ≤ 4) Select character pitch (specify unit o pitch) ESC ( U (n ) (n ) (d) = 1, n...
  • Page 207: Command Sets

    COMMAND SETS Function Command Set vertical tabs ESC B (n ) ... The values of n to n in this ) NUL command are the ASCII values of the lines (at the current line spacing) at which tabs are to be set. (1 ≤...
  • Page 208 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command Color Selection Select print color ESC r (n) n = 0: Black 1: Magenta (red) 2: Cyan (blue) 3: Violet 4: Yellow 5: Orange 6: Green Character Set Control Select character set 1 ESC 7 Select character set 2 ESC 6...
  • Page 209 COMMAND SETS Function Command Assign a character set to active character set ESC ( t (n ) (n number 0 to 3 ) (d ) (d = 3, n = 0: Active character set number 0 1: Active character set number 1 2: Active character set number 2 3: Active character set number 3 = 0: Italic...
  • Page 210 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command Select type style •Bitmap font: ESC k (n) n = 0: Courier 1: Courier 2: Courier 3: Prestige 4: Courier 5: OCR-B 6: OCR-A 7: Courier 8: Courier 9: Courier •Scalable font: n = 0: Timeless 1: Nimbus Sans ®...
  • Page 211 COMMAND SETS Function Command Bit Image Graphics Graphics type m graphics ESC * (m) (n ) (n (data) Bit image mode definition ESC ? (s) (n) Single-density graphics ESC K (n ) (n ) (data) Double-density graphics ESC L (n ) (n ) (data) High-speed double-density graphics...
  • Page 212 COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) C - 3 0 User's Manual #C Appendix C 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 213: Appendix D Interface Information

    INTERFACE INFORMATION This printer can communicate with a computer through either a Centronics parallel interface or an RS-232C serial interface. You can specify the interface selection mode so that the printer uses either interface or it can automatically select the interface from which it first receives data. This appendix provides information you may need for wiring your own interface cables or for programming computer-to-printer commu- nications.
  • Page 214: Compatible Mode

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Compatible Mode Pin Return Signal Direc- Description No. Pin No. name tion Data Strobe Input This signal is a strobe pulse (DSTB) for reading data (Data 1 to 8). The printer reads data when this signal is low. The pulse width must be 1 µs or more at the receiving terminal.
  • Page 215 INTERFACE INFORMATION Pin Return Signal Direc- Description No. Pin No. name tion – Select Output This signal is high when the (SLCT) printer is online. – Auto Feed XT Input Not used – – – No connection – Signal Ground –...
  • Page 216: Nibble Mode

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Nibble Mode Pin numbers 2 to 9, 15 to 31, and 33 to 35 are the same as the conven- tional mode. Pin Return Signal Direc- Description No. Pin No. name tion Host Clock Input This signal is set high when the host requests the reverse data transfer phase (nibble mode).
  • Page 217 INTERFACE INFORMATION Pin Return Signal Direc- Description No. Pin No. name tion – Host Busy Input Reverse data transfer phase: This signal is set low when the host can receive data, and goes high when the host has received data. Following a reverse data transfer, the interface enters the reverse idle phase when the Host...
  • Page 218: Data Transmission Timing

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Data Transmission Timing In unidirectional mode (conventional Centronics interface), this printer guarantees the received data when the Data and Data Strobe signals from the computer have the following timing with respect to the Busy and Acknowledge signals from the printer. Data 1 to Data 8 Data Strobe BUSY...
  • Page 219: Serial Interface

    INTERFACE INFORMATION SERIAL INTERFACE RS-232C is the standard serial interface for data terminal equipment. The cable connector at the printer side should be a D-subminiature Cannon or Cinch DB-25P male connector or equivalent that conforms to EIA standards. The table that follows shows the pin assignments commonly used by most computers.
  • Page 220: Serial Options

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Serial Options The serial options for the computer and the printer must match. Use the printer control panel, the computer operating system, or your software to change options specified as “selectable.” Transmission mode: Asynchronous, full duplex, or half duplex (selectable) 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, or 19200 Speed:...
  • Page 221 INTERFACE INFORMATION Host Printer ¿ (Pin 2) (Pin 3) (Pin 6) (Pin 20) DTR (RC) (Pin 4) (Pin 5) (Pin 8) (Pin 7) # indicates an open wire. Wire is unnecessary for the DTR (or RC) protocol. Some computers may not require wire . DSR-enabled control enables communication using an RS-232C interface.
  • Page 222: Serial Protocols

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Serial Protocols A protocol is a set of instructions that control the way data is transmit- ted between devices such as a computer and printer. The protocol ensures that the computer does not send information to the printer faster than the information can be processed.
  • Page 223: (Dpl24C Plus And Ibm Xl24E Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS Below are character sets 1 and 2 of Code Page 437, CHARACTER SETS 1 available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and and 2 the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Characters (DPL24C PLUS and enclosed in boxes differ for sets 1 and 2. IBM XL24E Emulation) Characters in set 2 also vary with the national character set.
  • Page 224 CHARACTER SETS ITALIC AND GRAPHICS The following shows character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2 CHARACTER SETS (ESC/P2 emulation. Characters differ in codes 128 to 255 (hex 80 to FF). EMULATION) Italic Character Set Graphics Character Set 1 User's Manual E - 2 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 225 CHARACTER SETS Graphics Character Set 2 User's Manual E - 3 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 226: National Character Sets (All Emulations

    CHARACTER SETS NATIONAL CHARACTER Below are the 50 national character sets available for all emulations of SETS (ALL EMULATIONS) this printer. These character sets support different characters and symbols specific to different languages. Note that these tables are for Courier 10, a resident font, and that some national character sets do not have some characters and symbols whose use depends on resident fonts.
  • Page 227 CHARACTER SETS ISO8859/ECMA94 (ISO 8859-1/ECMA94) PAGE850 (Code Page 850(Multilingual)) PAGE852/PG852-T (Code Page 852) PAGE855 (Code Page 855) User's Manual E - 5 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 228 CHARACTER SETS PAGE860 (Code Page 860(Portugal)) PAGE863 (Code Page 863 (Canada-French)) PAGE865 (Code Page 865(Nordic)) PAGE866 (Code Page 866(Cyrillic)) User's Manual E - 6...
  • Page 229 CHARACTER SETS HUNGARY/HUNG-T (Hungarian) SLOV/SLOV-T (Slovenian) POLISH/POLSH-T (Polish) MAZOWIA/MAZOW-T (Mazowian) User's Manual E - 7 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 230 CHARACTER SETS LATIN2/LATN2-T (Latin2) KAMENIC/KAMEN-T (Kamenicky) TURKY/TURKY-T (Turkish) CYRILIC (Cyrillic) User's Manual E - 8 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 231 CHARACTER SETS IBM437 (IBM 437) IBM851 (IBM 851) ELOT928 (ELOT 928) PG-DHN (Code Page DHN) User's Manual E - 9 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 232 CHARACTER SETS LATIN-P (Latin Polish) ISO-LTN (ISO Latin) LITHUA1 (Lithuanian 1) LITHUA2 (Lithuanian 2) User's Manual E - 1 0 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 233 CHARACTER SETS MACEDON (Macedonian) User's Manual E - 1 1 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 234 CHARACTER SETS PG-MAC ELOT927 DECGR GREEK 11 User's Manual E - 1 2 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 235 CHARACTER SETS PAGE862 HBR OLD HBR DEC ISO-TUK User's Manual E - 1 3 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 236: National Character Sets (Dpl24C Plus And Ibm Xl24E Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS NATIONAL CHARACTER The following character sets differ from those of Code Page 437 (USA), SETS (DPL24C PLUS AND available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter IBM XL24E EMULATION) XL24E emulation. FRENCH (French) ITALIAN (Italian) SPANISH (Spanish) FINNISH (Finnish) User's Manual...
  • Page 237: National Character Sets (Esc/P2 Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian) DANISH2 (Danish2) NATIONAL CHARACTER SETS The following character sets differ from the graphics character sets (ESC/P2 EMULATION) available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. DANISH1 (Danish1) SPANSH1 (Spanish1) User's Manual E - 1 5 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 238 CHARACTER SETS ITALIAN (Italian) SPANSH2 (Spanish2) JAPAN (Japanese) LATIN A (Latin American) User's Manual E - 1 6 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 239 CHARACTER SETS NORWEGN (Norwegian) FRENCH (French) DANISH2 (Danish2) KOREA (Korea) User's Manual E - 1 7 #E Appendix E 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 240: National Character Sets And Supported Resident Fonts (All Emulations

    CHARACTER SETS LEGAL (Legal) NATIONAL CHARACTER In all emulations, this printer supports 50 national character sets for SETS AND SUPPORTED characters and symbols specific to different languages. Some national RESIDENT FONTS (ALL character sets, however, do not have some characters and symbols and EMULATIONS) may not be usable, depending on resident fonts.
  • Page 241 CHARACTER SETS Resident font National Name in character set setup menu √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Swedish SWEDISH √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ ISO 8859-1 ISO8859 √...
  • Page 242 CHARACTER SETS Resident font National Name in character set setup menu √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Kamenicky KAMENIC √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Kamenicky KAMEN-T two-pass √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Turkish TURKY √...
  • Page 243 RESIDENT FONTS This appendix provides print samples of the printer's nineteen resident fonts. COURIER 10 PRESTIGE ELITE 12 DRAFT 12 COMPRESSED PICA 10 CORRESPONDENCE 10 HIGH-SPEED DRAFT 12 BOLDFACE PS OCR-B 10 OCR-A 10 User's Manual F - 1 #F Appendix F 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 244 RESIDENT FONTS COURIER (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic NIMBUS SANS ® (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic TIMELESS (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic User's Manual F - 2 #F Appendix F 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 245: Glossary Of Terms

    GLOSSARY OF TERMS A standard paper size used in Japan and other countries. A4 size Paper is 210 × 295 mm (8.25 × 11.6 inches). Application software Software programs that perform tasks on a computer. Such programs include word processing, database management, and accounting, for example.
  • Page 246 GLOSSARY OF TERMS A byte consists of eight bits that constitute one symbol. A Byte byte represents a single character, such as number, letter, or special control character. The return of the print head carriage to the beginning of the Carriage return (CR) next line.
  • Page 247 Dots per inch. A command set that allows one printer to print like another Emulation printer. This printer has three resident emulations: Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set), IBM proprinter XL24E, and Epson ESC/P2. A complete set of printable characters having the same size Font and style.
  • Page 248 GLOSSARY OF TERMS Interface A connection that allows communication from one part of a system to another. For example, electrical signals are transferred between the computer and printer over an interface cable. Kilobyte. 1K byte equals 1024 bytes. K byte A standard paper size used in the United States and other Letter size countries.
  • Page 249 GLOSSARY OF TERMS Parallel interface A standard computer interface. Information is transferred between devices over separate wires, allowing all of the bits that make up the character to be transmitted simultaneously (in parallel). Park position The position in which continuous forms paper is retracted or “parked”...
  • Page 250 GLOSSARY OF TERMS Self-test A test that determines whether the printer is working correctly. Test pages are printed to show print quality and verify whether all characters print. The self-test only tests the printer. It does not test how thecomputer works with the printer. Separator A printer cover that has bail rollers and the guide that leads paper outside the printer.
  • Page 251 GLOSSARY OF TERMS Top margin The total space at the top of the printed page. The top margin is the sum of the top-of-form setting, the software-specified top margin, and the printer’s TOP-MRG setting. Top-of-form (TOF) The logical top of the physical page, as “understood” by the printer when loading paper.
  • Page 252 GLOSSARY OF TERMS User's Manual G L - 8 #G Glossary 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 253 INDEX Carriage return (CR) ........5-26 missing ............7-3 Adjustments Centronics (parallel) interface left margin ........ 3-6, 3-10, 3-15 cable connection ........2-20 paper select lever ......2-10, 3-3 specifications ..........D-1 paper thickness lever ...... 2-10, 3-3 Change ribbon cartridge ........ 6-3 top-of-form ..........
  • Page 254 DPL24C PLUS Form feed ..........3-3, 3-23 commands ..........C-1 Forms tractors ........2-11, 3-14 factory defaults ........C-14 Fujitsu DPPL24C PLUS selecting ........... 2-21, 5-15 selecting ........... 2-21, 5-15 DRAFT ............5-16 <<FUNCTION>> menu ......... 5-3 DTR protocol ........5-32, D-10 Functions ............
  • Page 255 INDEX Items, setup LIST ............5-10 ADJUST ............ 5-35 MENU1 ............. 5-14 CONFIG ........... 5-38 MENU2 ............. 5-14 purpose ............5-4 HARDWRE ..........5-29 MENU1 ............. 5-14 SAVE&END ..........2-43 MENU2 ............. 5-14 selecting ............5-5 SELF-TST ......... 2-47, 7-11 V-ALMNT ........2-51, 7-11 Labels, using ..........
  • Page 256 INDEX Margins currently selected ........5-10 checking ......3-7, 3-12, 3-17, 3-21 hardware ..........5-29 left .............. 5-20 MENU1 ............. 5-14 top ............. 5-20 MENU2 ............. 5-14 MENU1 function .......... 5-14 required ............ 5-12 MENU1 and MENU2 changing options (setup mode) .... 5-14 on control panel .........4-2 switching between ........4-3 MENU2 function ..........
  • Page 257 INDEX specifications ..........D-1 in hexadecimal ........2-48 problems ............7-2 Perforation skip ........5-23 Pica 10 ............. 5-15 self-test ..........2-14, 2-47 PITCH ............. 5-17 start .............. 4-6 Pitch, selecting in setup mode ....5-17 stop ............... 4-6 Platen .............. 2-10 using control panel ........4-2 cleaning ............6-3 using software ..........
  • Page 258 INDEX Resume printing ..........4-7 Setup options RGHTEND ............. 5-26 adjustment options ......... 5-34 Ribbon cartridge Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM) ..5-24 installing ............2-7 area over detection (AREACNT) ..2-41 replacing ............6-3 attributes (ATTRIB) ........ 5-18 Ribbon subcassette ......6-3, A-1 autoload start time (LOADTIM) ..
  • Page 259 INDEX perforation skip (PRF-SKIP) ....5-24 Switching pitch ............5-17 MENU1 and MENU2 ........ 4-5 print direction (PRT-DIR) ...... 5-30 menu font and resident font ....4-3 print options ..........5-16 paper types ..........3-24 print quality ..........5-16 right end of page (RGHTEND)..... 5-26 Select/Deselect commands (DC3-CDE) .........
  • Page 260: Index

    INDEX User's Manual I N - 8 #H Index 11.08.1998, 23:03 Uhr...
  • Page 261 FUJITSU OFFICES Please send your comments on this manual or on Fujitsu products to the following addresses (arranged alphabetically): FUJITSU AUSTRALIA LIMITED FUJITSU ITALIA S.p.A. 475 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood Via Nazario Sauro, 38 N.S.W., 2067, AUSTRALIA 20099 Sesto S, Giovanni (MI), ITALY...
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