The parallel port is dedicated to the PostScript personality and will
print only PostScript data and will not switch to the PCL personality
if a PCL print stream is received on the parallel port. However,
special commands sent to the printer with the print stream can
force the printer to switch to the PCL personality.
BIDIRECTION is the ability of the printer to send status read-back messages to the
host computer. Although this feature increases reliability in operation, personality
switching may be slower.
The printer sends queries and responses about its status to the host
No query/response and status output from the printer to the host.
I/O TIMEOUT (input/output timeout) is the amount of time (measured in seconds)
that the printer waits for more data before it ends a print job. If data from other ports
frequently arrives during a print job, increase the setting.
This timeout setting is for the parallel interface only.
The timeout is set for 15 sec.
5 to 3000
To increase the number, press Value; to quickly scroll to a higher
number in increments of 10, press and hold down Value.
To decrease the number, press Shift and Value; to quickly scroll
back to a lower number in decrements of 10, press and hold down
Shift and Value.
If the timeout value is set to 3,000 seconds and a print job issues an
appropriate EOJ (End of Job) command in the PJL language (job boundary),
the timeout on the port will be 30,000 seconds (10 times 3,000 which is larger
than 300 sec.).
The Standard Printing Environment Settings