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  • Page 1: Reference Guide

    1000/1500 Reference Guide...
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  • Page 4 Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Ozone Emission ......Laser Printer Precautions ..... .
  • Page 6 Paper Handling Chapter 2 Choosing Paper ......2-2 Selecting a paper size ..... . 2-2 Loading Paper .
  • Page 7 Identity Cards ......Epson PostScript card .....
  • Page 8 Appendix A Printer Specifications ......Printing ......A-2 Paper and paper delivery .
  • Page 9 GL/2 mode ......Epson GL/2 Mode ......
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started The ActionLaser 1000 and 1500 printers combine high performance and reliability with a wide range of features. To get started with your ActionLaser printer, please: P Read the safety information, laser printer precautions, and important safety instructions in this introduction.
  • Page 11: Safety Information

    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation. Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely...
  • Page 12: Cdrh Regulations

    Use of controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other than those specified in this guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 825 specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries where required.
  • Page 13: Ozone Emission

    Therefore, the print head unit should not be opened under any circumstance. Ozone Emission During printer operation, a small amount of ozone is released. This amount is not large enough to affect human beings adversely. However, it is best to make sure the room where you are using...
  • Page 14: Laser Printer Precautions

    Do not touch the fuser, which is marked by a CAUTION: HOT SURFACE label. If the printer has been in use, the fuser can be very hot. High voltages are present inside the printer when the power is turned on.
  • Page 15: Important Safety Instructions

    Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding-type plug. 9. Do not put your printer where the cord will be walked on. 10. If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
  • Page 16 Refer all servicing in those compartments to service personnel. Unplug this printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
  • Page 17 Sharing Your Printer Using Printer Emulations ..... . Switching printer emulations ....
  • Page 18: The Control Panel

    The Control Panel The printer control panel gives you easy control over most common printer operations. The panel consists of a liquid crystal display (LCD), indicator lights, and buttons. Display (LCD) The display shows the printer’s status, such as PRINTING, and available options.
  • Page 19: Indicator Lights

    SelecType LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 ON LINE/EXIT On when the printer is on line, indicating that the printer can receive and print data. Flashes when an error is detected or a maintenance procedure is needed. The error message appears on the display at the same time.
  • Page 20 Chapter 3. Then press this button to resume printing. When the printer is off line and the FEED light is lit, press this button to print out data in the printer’s memory.
  • Page 21: Other Control Panel Features

    You load the software’s printer driver when you select a printer from the software menu. Hold down the LEVEL 2 button while you turn on the printer to enter data dump (hex dump) mode.
  • Page 22 Choosing the correct printer driver from the software menu helps to ensure that the application sends the correct codes to the printer. The ActionLaser 1000 emulates an HP LaserJet IIIP and the ActionLaser 1500 emulates an HP LaserJet III,@ so you can access the most printer features from your software by choosing that printer driver or the selection closest to it.
  • Page 23 Enter. 2. Highlight “Change Selected Equipment” and press Enter. 3. Highlight “Modify Current DCF” and press Enter. 4. Highlight “Change Selected Printer” and press Enter. 5. Choose HP and press Enter. 6. Scroll down, and select HP LaserJet IIP.* 7.
  • Page 24: Microsoft Word

    Windows™ 3.0 or 3.1 Click the mouse on the Control Panel icon. Click on the Printers icon. Select the Add Printer button on the right-hand side of the window. Scroll down to HP LaserJet II.* Highlight HP LaserJet II* with the mouse.
  • Page 25 12. Select the graphics resolution you want to use. 13. Match the paper tray and cartridges to what you have installed in the printer. 14. When everything is the way you want it, select OK. 15. In the Status box, select Active.
  • Page 26 The program shows a list of its available HP LaserJet printer drivers. Select HP LaserJet II.* 5. The next menu lets you set up the printer; you can add fonts, create a batch file for downloading to the printer, select sheet feeder, and choose your printer port.
  • Page 27: Selecting Fonts

    Microsoff Word 5.5 1. Highlight the characters you want to select for this font. 2 Press Alt+t. 3. Press c. 4. Use the arrow keys to select the font you want to use and press Enter. Controlling Your Printer 1-11...
  • Page 28: Entering Printer Commands

    This section describes how to enter those codes in your software.) Lotus 1-2-3 Release 3.1 Lotus allows you to enter printer control codes as a setup string in an area of the Print menu. To enter a setup string, follow the steps below.
  • Page 29 Within the Microsoft Word program itself, you also can key in command strings as text and send them to the printer as long as the command string is not interrupted with Word formatting codes. For example, you could type the following line into a...
  • Page 30 For example, to draw a vertical rule 10 dots wide and 1200 dots long, type: 7. Press Enter four times. 8. You can press Alt+F3 to verify that your printer command is embedded in the text. Controlling Your Printer 1-14...
  • Page 31: Printing Foreign Or Other Characters

    Appendix B of this manual. Note that the same numeric code prints different characters depending on the symbol set the printer is currently using. For example, the yen sign corresponds to decimal 188 (hexadecimal BC) in the Roman-8 symbol set. In the IBM-US character set, the yen sign is decimal 157 (hexadecimal 9D).
  • Page 32 For example, if your printer is using the Roman-8 symbol set and you want to enter the yen sign into your spreadsheet, hold down the Alt key and press 188.
  • Page 33: Enhancing Print Quality

    Hold down the Alt key and type the decimal number on the numeric keypad that corresponds to the character in the symbol set. For example, if your printer is using the Roman-8 symbol set and you want to enter the yen sign, hold down the Alt key and press 188.
  • Page 34: Adjusting Print Density

    Resolution Improvement Technology If you have an ActionLaser 1500 printer, read this section on enhancing print quality. Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) is Epson’s new printer technology that produces smoother and crisper lines, text, and graphics. 1-18 Controlling Your Printer...
  • Page 35 To guide you in choosing the optimum RITech setting, the SelecType RITech option prints a check pattern. RITech on Controlling Your Printer 1-19...
  • Page 36 2. Press v until RITech and the current RITech setting appear on the display. 3. Press b three times. The printer prints the check pattern. Look at your check pattern to see if your current setting is correct. The check pattern is a rectangle with a pattern inside it, as shown below.
  • Page 37 “Adjusting print density” earlier in this chapter for instructions. Note: Do not change the pint density unless it is necessary. Doing so affects all text and graphics, so check the new setting by printing several pages. Controlling Your Printer 1-21...
  • Page 38: Sharing Your Printer

    Sharing Your Printer You can connect your printer to more than one computer at the same time. Simply connect interface cables from the computers to the interfaces on your printer. Your printer comes with a built-in parallel interface ® (Centronics compatible) and a slot for an optional interface.
  • Page 39: Using Printer Emulations

    Q If you need to use application programs that do not support an HP LaserJet printer. D If you are using the optional PostScript identity card. P If you are using Epson GL/2 mode with the ActionLaser 1500. Controlling Your Printer...
  • Page 40: Switching Printer Emulations

    There are three ways to switch printer emulations: SelecType, the Intelligent Emulation Switch (IES), and emulation control languages. SelecType To choose different printer emulations for one or more of the printer’s interfaces (parallel, serial for the ActionLaser 1500 only, or optional) using SelecType, follow the instructions below: 1.
  • Page 41 Ll PostScript & LQ D PostScript & FX LI PostScript & GL/2 The IES setting enables the printer to switch automatically between the two emulations in each pair indicated by the IES setting. To select IES, first install the optional PostScript identity card, then follow the SelecType procedure shown above.
  • Page 42 P Printer Job Language (PJL) 0 Emulation Switch (ES). Epson Job Language (EJL) The Epson Job Language is an original Epson language. It can perform the following operations for your printer: 0 Switching the printer emulation Q Transferring the printer’s system information to the computer Entering the Printer Job Language (PJL) mode.
  • Page 43 Epson Job Language command summary The EJL mode enables your printer to switch to any emulation available. To operate in EJL mode, follow the steps below: 1. Exit the current (or default) printer emulation and enter EJL mode with the universal exit command.
  • Page 44 If the printer emulation you attempt to switch to is not available, the printer switches to the default printer emulation. If you are in Epson GL mode, you cannot exit with the universal exit command. You must switch emulations with SelecType.
  • Page 45 Hexadecimal: 1B 01 Description: Exit current printer emulation and enter EJL mode Note: From Epson GL mode, you cannot enter the EJL mode with this command. You must change the printer emulation with SelecType. @EJL ENTER LANGUAGE = <Language><LF> Enter printer Format: ASCII code: @EJL<WS>ENTER<WS>LANGUAGE[<WS>]=[<WS>]...
  • Page 46 Hexadecimal: 40 45 4A 4C 20 49 4E 51 55 49 52 45 20 4E 41 4D 45 [0D] 0A Description: Inquires printer name. If you are using a bidirectional interface between the computer and the printer, your printer outputs the following answer strings: @EJL ANSWER NAME = <Printer name>...
  • Page 47 Chapter 2 Paper Handling Choosing Paper ......Selecting a paper size ..... Loading Paper .
  • Page 48: Choosing Paper

    Since the printer is sensitive to moisture, keep it dry. You can use the printer’s paper bin to feed most types of 60 to 90 g/m (16 to 24 lb) letter-size paper. If you feed paper or other media one sheet at a time, you can use up to 157 g/m paper.
  • Page 49: Loading Paper

    Make sure that the paper path selector on the top left corner of the printer is set to the face-down position. For an illustrated explanation of this procedure, and Maintenance guide.
  • Page 50 For printing on envelopes, labels, transparencies, and heavy paper, set the paper path selector on the top left corner printer to the face-up position. If you feed single sheets regularly, you may want to install the optional face-up output tray. See Chapter 5, “Options.”...
  • Page 51: Loading Envelopes, Labels, Transparencies, And Heavy Paper

    If necessary, reset the paper path selector on the top left corner of the printer to the face-down position. Loading envelopes, /labels, transparencies, and heavy...
  • Page 52 ENVELOPES--Print quality may appear irregular on envelopes because some parts of the envelope are thicker than others. Test a sample making sure to feed the envelope flap-side down. Adjust the print density using SelecType Level 2 if printing is too light. LABELS---Before printing on labels, test to see whether or not the label sheet leaks adhesive by pressing a sheet of paper on top of the sheet of labels.
  • Page 53 Chapter 3 Troubleshooting General Problems ......3-2 Print Quality Problems ..... . . 3-8 Memory Problems .
  • Page 54: General Problems

    To do this, gently open the printer cover. WARNING: If you open the printer cover you expose the fuser, which is marked by a not to touch the fuser. Remove the imaging cartridge. Then remove any paper from the paper feed path, reinsert the imaging cartridge, and close the printer cover.
  • Page 55 Note: Because the toner on the paper inside the printer may not have been fixed on the page, toner may come off on your hands when you remove the paper. If you spill toner on your clothing, rinse it off with cold water.
  • Page 56 3. Reinstall the imaging cartridge. Then close the printer cover. After a paper jam, the jammed page is automatically reprinted. Preventing paper feed and paper jam problems If you have frequent paper feed or paper jam problems, use this checklist of corrective measures: Use a higher-quality paper, one that is not too thin or rough.
  • Page 57 The imaging cartridge may be empty. Replace it as described at the end of this chapter. Printer doesn’t print and the ON LINE light is off Press ON LINE once to set the printer on line (the ON LINE light comes on). guide.
  • Page 58 If you are using a serial interface, make sure that both the computer and printer are set to use the same number of data bits per word and that they both use the same parity, baud rate, and number of stop bits.
  • Page 59 Your setting may have been changed by your software program. Perform a factory reset by pressing the RESET button while you turn on your printer. Then try printing using the section “Testing the computer-to-printer connection” in your Setup and Maintenance You may have entered the wrong SelecType level.
  • Page 60: Print Quality Problems

    Dark or dirty background Change the DENSITY option in SelecType Level 2 for light print. Clean the paper path inside the printer using a clean, soft, dry cloth. Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with only one character per page.
  • Page 61 Wipe the lens from end to end with a clean, soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Then re-insert the imaging cartridge in the printer and close the printer cover. If the problem remains, install a new imaging cartridge as described at the end of this chapter and print several pages to check the print quality.
  • Page 62 Remove the imaging cartridge, shake it from side to side to distribute the toner, and wipe the bottom of it with a clean, dry cloth. Clean the paper path inside the printer using a clean, soft, dry cloth. Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with only one character per page.
  • Page 63 You may not be using the correct type of paper for your printer. If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is recommended for best results. See Chapter 2, “Paper Handling,”...
  • Page 64 Non-printed side of the page is dirty Toner may have spilled in the paper feed path. Remove the imaging cartridge and then clean the paper path of the printer using a clean, soft, dry, lint-free cloth. WARNING:...
  • Page 65: Memory Problems

    Try each of the following until you have solved the problem: 1. In the SelecType INDIVIDUAL option, increase the memory allocated to the channel indicated. 2. Change the SelecType USER option from INDIVIDUAL to AUTOSENSE. 3. Add memory to the printer. See Chapter 5, “Options,” for details. Troubleshooting 3-13...
  • Page 66 2. If the message remains, press RESET or initialize the printer as described in Chapter 4. You can also clear this error by turning the printer off and back on again, However, it may be necessary to simplify the page you are trying to print or to add more memory to the printer.
  • Page 67: Option Problems

    Option Problems A font cannot be selected or the message CARD ERROR appears Remove and carefully reinsert the cartridge. Make sure the cartridge is listed in the table of available font cartridges in Chapter 5, “Options.” Paper does not feed from the optional lower paper cassette Be sure you have made the proper choice with your application software.
  • Page 68 Chapter 5, “Options,” for more information. Note: Make sure you are using paper that meets the specifications for this printer. See Chapter 2 for the correct paper to use. 5. Press CONTINUE. The jammed page is automatically reprinted. 3-16 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 69 “Memory Problems” in this chapter for more information. You may not have installed enough memory. If you have an ActionLaser 1000, you can add up to 6.0MB of memory for a total of 6.5MB. If you have an ActionLaser 1500, you can add up to 4.0MB of memory for a total of 5.0MB.
  • Page 70: Messages

    M e s s a g e s Status, error, and caution messages tell you what the printer is doing, including what may be wrong and, in some cases, how to correct the problem. This section contains an alphabetical list of these messages and how to correct any problems.
  • Page 71 COPY END X/X [S] Appears when you press the COPY END button to cancel multiple-copy printing when the printer is off line. The first X is the number of the current page and the second X the number of copies selected in SelecType.
  • Page 72 FEED JAM [E] Paper is not feeding into the printer from the specified paper bin or cassette or has jammed on its way into the printer. See the FEED JAM section in this chapter for information. ILLEGAL CARD #X [E] The card or cartridge in slot X cannot be read.
  • Page 73 Otherwise, press CONTINUE to clear the message. PAGE BUFFER FULL [E] Text or graphics data has filled the printer’s buffer and the printer has ejected an incomplete page. Press CONTINUE to clear the error. See “Memory Problems” earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 74 PAPER OUT (paper source) (paper size) [E] There is no paper in the paper source from which the printer expects to feed paper. The right column of the display prompts you to load the correct paper size into the paper bin or cassette.
  • Page 75 Chapter 5. If the error message appears again, contact your dealer. READY [S] The printer is ready to receive data or print. READY:X DUMP [S] The printer is in the data dump mode. See “Data Dump Mode” later in this chapter. 3-23 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 76 CONTINUE. Before you re-insert the card or cartridge, make sure that all data in the buffer has been printed and that the printer is off line. If the FEED light is on, press FEED to print out the remaining data.
  • Page 77 A controller or print engine error has been detected. Write down the error number that appears in the right column of the display and turn off the printer. Turn the printer back on after a few seconds to see if the error message still appears. If it does, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, and contact a qualified service person.
  • Page 78 When the STANDBY menu is set to ENABLE, the printer enters the standby mode if it is not used for about thirty minutes. Press any panel button or send data to warm up the printer. STARTUP ERROR [E] To clear this error, press 4 to select LT paper. WAIT appears as the printer returns to its default settings.
  • Page 79: Data Dump Mode

    The data dump mode produces an exact printout of the codes reaching the printer. 1. Make sure that the printer is loaded with paper and turned off. 2. Hold down the LEVEL 2 button while you turn on the printer.
  • Page 80 To turn off the data dump mode and stop printing, press ON LINE to set the printer off line. (If you press ON LINE while a page is being printed, the green ON LINE light flashes until the page is ejected and the printer goes off line.) To exit the data dump mode, turn off the printer or...
  • Page 81: Replacing The Imaging Cartridge

    1. Turn on the printer. Note: If you replace the cartridge when the power is off, you must change the TONER setting to turn on the printer. See steps 7 and 8 later in this section. label. using SelecType when you Troubleshooting 3-29...
  • Page 82 2. Gently open the printer cover and remove the imaging cartridge by pulling it toward you. 3. Dispose of the imaging cartridge with nonburnable items. CAUTION: Do not turn the imaging cartridge upside down. Do not expose the imaging cartridge to light any longer than necessary.
  • Page 83 6. Hold the cartridge and gently shake it front to back. Insert the cartridge by placing the pins on each side of the cartridge into the grooves inside the printer. Slide it gently into the opening until it stops. Leave the cover open.
  • Page 84 NO, PRESS CONTINUE. 9. Press RESET to change the TONER setting to NEW (full). 10. Gently press down on the printer cover until it clicks shut. Please note: If you replace the cartridge when greater than 20% toner is left, the three rotating messages do not appear. Instead COVER OPEN E”*...
  • Page 85: Selectype

    Chapter 4 SelecType SelecType Overview ......Using SelecType ......The control panel .
  • Page 86: Selectype Overview

    SelecType Overview The SelecType function on the printer control panel lets you control most of the printer’s functions, such as printing test pages, selecting paper size, and changing the printer’s configuration. At the back of this guide, you’ll find a includes a map of all the SelecType menus and options.
  • Page 87: Using Selectype

    Using SelecType This section explains how to use SelecType. The control panel The control panel contains the display, two SelecType buttons, one ON LINE/EXIT button, three indicator lights, and four function/arrow buttons. LEVEL 1 INITIALIZE RESET The display When you enter SelecType, menus and options appear on the display.
  • Page 88: Buttons

    The display also uses the icons shown below: This icon to the left of an option indicates that you can press either A or V to view other options in the menu. This icon to the left of an option indicates it is the current selection.
  • Page 89: Selectype Tutorial

    SelecType tutorial 1. Note that the first thing you will see on the display before entering SelecType is: READY : P LJ-2P For the ActionLaser 1500, you will see READY:P 3/P/Si. Make a note of the interface channel, for example, P=parallel.
  • Page 90 OPT appears only when you have installed the optional lower paper cassette unit. Note: Although the main menu options are the same for all printer emulations, some Level 1 submenu options are different in each emulation. See the Appendix that describes the printer emulation you are using for a description of the submenu options for that emulation.
  • Page 91: Options

    Once you set an option, the setting remains in effect until you change it again or turn off the printer. If you want a setting to remain in effect even when you turn the printer off and on, you can use the SYSTEM CONFIG.
  • Page 92: Auto Cont

    CH TIMEOUT This Level 2 option sets the time for a channel timeout. If the printer is on line and receives no new data for the number of seconds specified, and if there is data in another channel, the printer automatically switches to the channel with data. The factory setting is 60.
  • Page 93: Density

    EMULATION This Level 2 option selects the printer emulation for each interface you are using. The ActionLaser l000 default is LJ-2P and the ActionLaser 1500 default is 3/P/Si. For more information on each printer emulation, see Appendixes B and C.
  • Page 94 The ActionLaser 1000 resident emulations are LJ-2P, LQ, and FX. The ActionLaser 1500 resident emulations are 3/P/Si, LQ, FX, and GL/2. The other emulations, Epson GL and I’S, appear on the display if the corresponding identity card is installed. In...
  • Page 95: Feature Print

    FEATURE PRINT You can use this Level 2 option to print out the printer’s features to check whether your printer is working correctly. Menu/submenu $ FEATURE PRINT Press ) to print out the feature page. After you print the feature print, SelecType Level settings return to their defaults and the printer clears its memory, including any downloaded font data.
  • Page 96: Full Print

    This Level 1 option is a submenu of SYSTEM CONFIG. The default setting of 0 is sufficient for most uses of the printer. If the printer displays the message S ET F U L L P RI NT, increase this setting. The setting (any number from 0 through 62) times 20 is the number of kilobytes (KB) reserved in RAM for page composition.
  • Page 97: Input

    If FULL PRINT is set to the maximum value, the printer does not display the SET FULL PRINT error. If an INSUFF MEMORY or PAGE BUFFER FULL message appears, you must install optional memory. See Chapter 5 for information on installing memory chip sets.
  • Page 98: Interface

    AUTOFEED signal on pin 14 and does not send an automatic line feed (LF) command with each carriage return (CR). When you set AUTOFEED to ON, the printer adds a line feed to each carriage return it receives. If your text lines overprint each other, set AUTOFEED to ON.
  • Page 99 BUSY DELAY-Use BUSY DELAY to set the delay period from the ACKNLG to the BUSY signal. Available settings are 0, -5, and +5 microseconds plus MIN. The MIN option sets the ACKNLG signal to high. Menu/submenu 0 b -5, 0, +5, or MIN # BUSY DELAY The SERIAL option has these nine submenus: Menu/submenu...
  • Page 100 Menu/submenu 4 PARITY STOP BIT-Use this option to set the number of stop bits on each character of information sent to the printer. Stop bits signal the end of a character. Menu/submenu 0 STOP BIT...
  • Page 101 You can use XON/XOFF protocol in combination with the DTR option setting. Menu/submenu XON/XOFF ENQ/ACK-This option is available in the Epson GL emulation only. If you are using another printer emulation, leave this option set to OFF. Menu/submenu...
  • Page 102: Lang

    CTS-When CTS (Clear To Send) is OFF, the signal level is permanently set HIGH. The factory setting is OFF (signal level is HIGH). This setting should be set to OFF for most communications purposes. When CTS is ON, data is sent to the computer only when CTS is HIGH.
  • Page 103 Press 4 to exit this submenu without saving a macro. CAUTION: Do not turn off the printer while it is saving the macro. If you do, you may see a you turn the printer on.
  • Page 104: Memory Left

    PowerOn MACRO-Use this option to specify the macro number you want to use as the power-on default for each printer emulation. Each time you turn the printer on, the macro you set with this option takes effect. Select macro 0 to use the factory default settings.
  • Page 105: Offset

    ORIENT. This Level 1 option selects the direction in which the characters are printed on a page. The ORIENT. option is different for each printer emulation. See Appendixes B and C for information on the different printer emulations. Available options...
  • Page 106: Page Counter

    PAGE COUNTER This Level 2 option displays the number of sheets printed since the printer was installed. PAGE SIZE This Level 1 option specifies the size of paper. Do not use this option unless you cannot change paper size with your application software.
  • Page 107: Ritech

    RX-BUFFER SIZE The receive buffer option on Level 2 allows you to change the size of the printer’s input buffer. A large receive buffer size allows you to quickly transfer the contents of a file from the computer’s memory to the printer’s memory. The printer then prints the information from its own memory and frees up the computer for other tasks.
  • Page 109: Standby

    STANDBY This Level 2 option saves power by reducing the power to the fusing heater whenever no data is sent to the printer for 30 minutes. In this mode, the printer begins warming up as soon as you press the ON LINE button or send any data; it becomes ready to print within 35 seconds.
  • Page 110: System Config

    SYSTEM CONFlG. This Level 1 option includes the following eight submenus: Menu/submenu 6 SYSTEM CONFIG. See descriptions for FULL PRINT, OFFSET, MACRO, and MEMORY LEFT in this chapter. TONER Use this Level 2 option to display the amount of toner left in the imaging cartridge and to reset the toner setting (the number of asterisks between the E and F) after you install a new imaging cartridge.
  • Page 111: User

    AUTOSENSE or INDIVIDUAL. With AUTOSENSE the printer automatically detects which interface channel (parallel, serial, or optional) is receiving data and allocates all of the printer’s available memory to that channel. Available options b SET...
  • Page 112 Any channel using the LJ-2P, 3/P/Si, LQ, FX, or GL/2 printer emulation requires at least 0.5MB of memory, and any channel using the PostScript or Epson GL identity card requires at least 1.5MB. (Add the requirements of all three channels together to determine the minimum total memory required.
  • Page 113 0.5M +S:O P:1 O:0 b SET P: 0-9 The number on the left is the total number of megabytes available (ActionLaser 1000 has 0.5M and the ActionLaser 1500 has 1.0M standard), and the number to the right of each channel is the proportion of memory allocated to that channel.
  • Page 114: Version

    VERSION This Level 2 option displays the version number of the printer’s controller and font. Press ) to see the C-ROM1 version number, and then press A or ‘I to see the C-ROM2 or FONT version number. (The C-ROM2 option is available only on the ActionLaser 1500.)
  • Page 115: Identity Cards

    Identity Cards ......Epson PostScript card .....
  • Page 116: Epson Postscript Card

    Epson PostScript card (C82605*) The Epson PostScript card allows you to use your printer as a PostScript printer. You can then use PostScript fonts built into this card as well as the numerous download fonts available for PostScript printers.
  • Page 118 Each set of RAM chips increases the printer memory by increments of 0.5MB or 2.0MB. For the ActionLaser 1000, you may install up to 6.0MB of additional memory. For the ActionLaser 1500, you may install up to 4.0MB of additional memory.
  • Page 119 Ll The PostScript emulation requires at least 1.5 megabytes (MB) of RAM. This means you need to add at least 1.0MB RAM to an ActionLaser 1000 or 0.5MB RAM to an ActionLaser 1500 before you can use PostScript. See “The Memory Chip Sets”...
  • Page 120: Epson Cl Identity Card

    0 The GL emulation requires at least 1.5 megabytes (MB) of RAM. This means you need to add at least 1.0MB RAM to an ActionLaser 1000 or 0.5MB RAM to an ActionLaser 1500 before you can use GL emulation. See “The Memory Chip Sets”...
  • Page 121: Caring For Cards

    0 The following restrictions apply when running the Epson GL emulation using Channel S with the SelecType Level 2 USER option, AUTOSENSE setting (applies to ActionLaser 1500 users only): 1. The power-on default channel becomes Channel S. 2. Channel S cannot receive any data when another channel is receiving data.
  • Page 122: Inserting A Card

    Inserting a card You can insert an identity card into slot A only. 1. If you use an identity card, turn off the printer. If you use a font card, set the printer off line. (If the FEED light is on, press FEED to print out any data before you insert the card.)
  • Page 123: Removing A Card

    Remove the card, press CONTINUE, then return to step 1. 4. If the power is on, press ON LINE to set the printer on line. If the power is off, turn on the printer.
  • Page 124: Recovering From An Error

    The table below lists all font cartridges that you can use with the printer. Some of these fonts may be the same as your printer’s fonts. See Appendixes B and C for a list of the fonts and character sets available in each printer emulation.
  • Page 125 Bitmap font cartridges (continued) Cartridge Supplier number 92286K (continued) 92286L 92286M 92286N 92286P 92286Q 92286R 92286T 92286U 92286V 92286W 92286X 92286Y 92286Z 92290S1 92290S2 92286PC 92286IC C2055A C2053A C2053A C2053A C2053A C2053A C2053A C2053A C2053A C2053A Anacom Peripherals Cartridge Math TmsRmn Courier P&L Prestige Elite P&L Letter Gothic P&L...
  • Page 126 Bitmap font cartridges (continued) Cartridge Supplier number Everex Pacific 5-12 Options Cartridge HardFont Cartridge B HardFont Cartridge F HardFont Cartridge T HardFont Cartridge Z HardFont Cartridge LGL HardFont Cartridge SST HardFont Cartridge BST HardFont Cartridge All-in-1 HardFont Cartridge A-TO-Z Super Cartridge 1 Super Cartridge 2 Super Cartridge 2L Super Cartridge 2LC...
  • Page 127 C2050B C2050C Pacific You can use scalable font cartridges on the ActionLaser 1500 or on an upgraded ActionLaser 1000. See “Optional Boards” later in this chapter. CAUTION: Do not use any other HP font cartridges with your printer, or you my damage it.
  • Page 128: Inserting A Font Cartridge

    Do not touch the connectors on the cartridge or in the printer’s cartridge slot; you could damage them. Make sure the printer is off or off line with the FEED light off. 2. Hold the cartridge so its label faces up.
  • Page 129: Selecting Fonts

    FEED light is on (even if the printer is off line). 1. Make sure the printer is off line or turned off. If the FEED light is on, press FEED to print out any data before you remove the cartridge.
  • Page 130: The Faceup Output Tray

    Installing the face-up output tray 1. Hold the output tray tilted at a slight angle away from you. Then insert it into the back of the printer by placing the pins on the bottom side comers of the tray into the holes on each side of the paper ejection slot one at a time as shown below.
  • Page 131 2. Set the paper path selector on the top left of the printer to the face-up position as shown below. 3. When you want printed pages to feed face down on top of the printer, reset the paper path selector to the face-down position.
  • Page 132: The Lower Paper Cassette Unit

    Note: If you purchased your printer and your lower paper cassette unit at the same time, set up your printer and run the print test by following the instructions in the Setup and Maintenance guide before you install the lower paper cassette unit.
  • Page 133 Lower the printer so that the pins fit securely into the holes on the bottom of the printer as shown below. Note: The printer is heavy, so you may need to have someone help you lift it. 5. Reconnect the power cord to the printer and plug it into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 134: Using The Lower Paper Cassette

    Using the lower paper cassette Remove the paper cassette from the printer by pulling it straight out. Then place it on a flat surface. 2. Take a stack of paper and fan it thoroughly. 3. Press down on the plate in the cassette until it clicks.
  • Page 135 4. Insert a stack of paper face-up into the cassette with the corners of the paper beneath the two tabs at the back of the paper cassette. Note: Do not load paper above the marks on the cassette. 5. Insert the paper cassette into the front of the slot of the lower paper cassette unit and push it firmly into place.
  • Page 136: Optional Interface Boards

    To install an optional interface board, you need a cross-head screwdriver. 1. Turn off the printer. Unplug the power cord from both the electrical outlet and the back of the printer. 2. Turn the printer so that its left side is facing you.
  • Page 137 3. Remove the two screws that secure the interface board cover and remove the cover. 4. Slide the interface board into the grooves in the interface slot shown below. Push it in firmly to make sure it connects to the printer’s internal socket. Options 5-23...
  • Page 138 6. Connect the proper interface cable to the interface card and to your computer. Also, connect other interface cables if you are using more than one computer with your printer. See the Setup and Maintenance guide for assistance. 5-24 Options...
  • Page 139 7. Insert the interface cable(s) into the U-shaped part of one cable clip. Lift the left side of the printer up slightly. Then hook the short lip of the clip into the forward slot and push the bottom of the clip under the printer until it clicks in place.
  • Page 140 Installing the PCL5/RITech upgrade board The PCL5/RITech upgrade board allows you to make an Action Laser 1000 act like an Action Laser 1500. To install the optional upgrade board, you need a cross-head screwdriver. First you must remove the controller board.
  • Page 141 Keep the screws handy so that you can use them later. 6. Remove the three silver screws that secure the metal bracket on the left side of the printer. Keep the screws handy so that you can use them later. Options 5-27...
  • Page 142 CAUTION: Before you remove the controller board, make sure that you remove any optional cards or cartridges. Otherwise, you my damage them. 7. Pull the tab on the bottom of the bracket to release the controller board, as shown below. 5-28 Options...
  • Page 143 8. Grasp the board with both hands and pull it straight out of its slot. 9. Set the controller board on a clean, flat surface with the bracket (connector) facing to your right. Options 5-29...
  • Page 144 Inserting the upgrade board The PCL5/RITech board is installed on the bottom right of the controller board. 1. Locate connector CN 3 on the controller board. Position the PCL5/RITech board as shown below, and carefully insert its connector into connector CN 3. 2.
  • Page 145: Reinstalling The Controller Board

    Reinstalling the controller board 1. Fit the right edge of the controller board into the right groove inside the slot of the printer. Then gently slide the board to fit its left edge into the left groove. 2. Slide the controller board into the printer. Press firmly on both sides of the bracket to lock the board into place.
  • Page 146 3. Secure the board with the three silver screws you removed earlier. 4. Fasten the interface board cover with the two screws you removed earlier. 5-32 Options...
  • Page 147 5. Connect any interface cables you removed. 6. Insert the interface cable(s) into the U-shaped part of one cable clip. Lift the left side of the printer up slightly. Then hook the short lip of the clip into the forward slot and push the bottom of the clip under the printer until it clicks in place.
  • Page 148: The Memory Chip Sets

    By installing RAM chip sets, you can increase the printer’s memory until it totals 6.5MB (for the ActionLaser 1000) or 5.0MB (for ActionLaser 1500), including the resident memory. First decide on how much memory you wish to add, then install the RAM chips on the controller board.
  • Page 149: When To Increase Your Printer's Memory

    Cl Using the SelecType Level 2 USER INDIVIDUAL setting requires at least 0.5MB RAM per channel. If you plan to use more than one interface channel for the ActionLaser 1000 or more than two interface channels for the ActionLaser 1500, you must add at least 0.5MB RAM.
  • Page 150: Installing Memory Chip Sets

    The table below describes the chip sets you may install on your printer’s controller board. On the ActionLaser 1500, one 0.5 MB chip set is initially installed, so you can add only two more optional chip sets. Installing memory chip sets...
  • Page 151: Removing The Controller Board

    Disconnect all interface cables from the interface connectors. Turn the printer so that its left side faces you. Use a cross-head screwdriver to remove the two screws securing the interface board cover. Then pull off the cover. Keep the screws handy so that you can use them later.
  • Page 152 5. Remove the three silver screws that secure the metal bracket on the left side of the printer. Keep the screws handy so that you can use them to reinstall the controller board. CAUTION: Before you remove the controller board, make sure that you have removed any optional cards or cartridges.
  • Page 153 7. Grasp the board with both hands and pull it straight out of its slot. Options 5-39...
  • Page 154 The RAM chip sockets are located on the bottom left side of the controller board. The ActionLaser 1000 board has three vacant sectors and the ActionLaser 1500 board has two vacant sectors, each containing four chip sockets (identified by their IC numbers). Also notice the notches on one end of each chip and socket.
  • Page 155 Sector A (for ActionLaser 1000 only) 1. Make sure that all the pins on the chip are straight. The pins should point inward at slightly less than a 90° angle as shown below. If any of the pins are bent, straighten them by gently pushing them back into alignment with the other pins.
  • Page 156 3. Gently press the chip halfway into the socket. If the chip goes in at an angle, remove it with a chip puller or a small flat-head screwdriver and reinsert the chip. CAUTION: Be careful not to scratch the chip or the board when removing the chip.
  • Page 157 Then gently fit its left edge into the left groove. 2. Slide the controller board into the printer until it locks in place. If the controller board does not fit smoothly into the printer, do not force it. Remove it and make sure the edges fit properly into the grooves in the board slot.
  • Page 158 3. Secure the board using the three silver screws you removed earlier. 4. Fasten the interface board cover with the two screws you removed earlier. 5. Reconnect any interface cables you removed. 5-44 Options...
  • Page 159 6. Insert the interface cable(s) into the U-shaped part of one cable clip. Lift the left side of the printer up slightly. Then hook the short lip of the clip into the forward slot and push the bottom of the clip under the printer until it clicks in place.
  • Page 160: Checking The Printer's Memory

    RAM memory (including the resident memory of 0.5MB for the ActionLaser 1000 and 1.0MB for the ActionLaser 1500). Use the tables in “Selecting a memory chip set combination” described earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 161: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Printer Specifications ......A-2 Printing ......
  • Page 162: Printer Specifications

    0 ESC/P 24pin printer emulation (LQ-2500) 0 ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX-800/1000,FX-86e/286e) Cl Epson GL/2 mode (ActionLaser 1500 only) 1 slot for font or identity cards 1 slot for font cartridges Fonts vary depending upon the printer emulation. See Appendixes B and C for details.
  • Page 163: Paper And Paper Delivery

    Cl Envelopes D Transparencies Cl Colored paper D Cardstock Epson does not recommend or guarantee the use of any particular brand of paper. Because paper characteristics are subject to change by individual manufacturers, it is your responsibility to ensure the quality of paper used with the printer.
  • Page 164 92-216 mm (5.85-14 inches) (3.63-8.5 inches) 50 dots inside from every edge of the paper (at 300 dpi). Some printer emulations have different printable areas. See Appendixes B and C for details. Center alignment for all sizes Automatic or single sheet feed...
  • Page 165: Consumable Products

    Consumable products Imaging cartridge: (S051011) Storage temperature: 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage humidity: Life: Note: The number pages that you can print with an imaging cartridge varies depending on the type pages at a time or print dense text exceeding 5% print ratio, your cartridge may print fewer pages.
  • Page 166: Mechanical

    5 years or 180,000 sheets, whichever comes first. 90 to 132 VAC 50 to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz Less than 600 W 5.5 A 68000 (CPU clock 16.67 MHz) ActionLaser 1000: 0.5MB Optional: Expandable up to 6.5MB including resident memory. ActionLaser 1500: 1.0MB Optional: Expandable up to 5.0MB...
  • Page 167: Environmental

    Place the printer close enough to the computer or workstation for its cable to reach. Use a grounded outlet that has three holes to match the plug on the printer’s power cord. Do not use an adapter plug. Leave adequate room around the...
  • Page 168 CAUTION: Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power cord. Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, or dust. Avoid using electrical outlets that are controlled by wall switches or automatic timers. Accidental disruption can wipe out valuable information in your printers memory.
  • Page 169: Interface Specifications

    0 Parallel 0 RS-232C serial (ActionLaser 1500 only) Parallel interface Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface. Parallel interface pin assignments The parallel interface connector pin assignments and a description of the interface signal are shown in the table below.
  • Page 170 AUTOFEED IN CHASSIS Description About a 10-microsecond pulse. LOW indicates data has been received and that the printer is ready to accept more data. A HIGH signal indicates that the printer cannot receive data. The signal goes HIGH in the following...
  • Page 171 0 Data transfer must be carried out by observing the ACKNLG or BUSY signal. (Data transfer to this printer can be carried out only after the receipt of the ACKNLG signal or when the level of the BUSY signal is LOW.) 0 The column heading ‘Direction’...
  • Page 172: Serial Interface

    ACKNLG DATA STROBE Signal level: Serial interface Data format Word length: Parity: Stop bits: Printer ready protocol: The data format can be set using functions and menu items in SelecType. Baud rate: Signal level: Connector: A-12 Technical Specifications TTL compatible...
  • Page 173: Error Handling

    (MARK), indicating that the printer cannot receive more data. Once the vacant area for data in the buffer recovers to 256 bytes, the printer outputs an XON code or sets the DTR flag to high (SPACE), indicating that the printer is again ready to receive data.
  • Page 174 If the printer ready protocol is not selected, this pin is always high (i.e. the printer is ready to receive data). If printer ready protocol is selected, the printer can accept data when the pin level is high, and cannot accept data when the pin level is low.
  • Page 175: Initialization

    The SelecType Level 1 settings return to the power-on default settings, received print and downloaded font data clears, and the power-on default conditions return when: Q The printer is turned off, then back on after at least five seconds. 0 You press RESET until the display shows INITIALIZE.
  • Page 176: Option Specifications

    The SelecType (Level 1 and Level 2) settings return to the default settings, the received print and downloaded font data clears, and power-on default conditions return when: Q You hold down the RESET button as you turn on the printer. settings Default Please see Appendixes B and C for the default settings of the resident printer emulations.
  • Page 177 (letter- or A4-size). For subsequent sheets, up to 6 pages per minute (letter- or A4-size paper). Plain paper, such as copier paper, memo sheets, and letterhead Without the printer: 72 mm (2.8 inches) Height 354 mm (13.9 inches) Width 458 mm (18 inches)
  • Page 178: Hp Emulation Mode

    GL/2 mode ......B-42 Epson GL/2 Mode ......B-45 Introduction.
  • Page 179: Introduction

    HP emulation allows you to use application software designed for the HP LaserJet series IIP and III printers. The ActionLaser 1000 uses HPIIP emulation (LJ-2P) and the ActionLaser 1500 uses HPIII emulation (3/P/Si) as their default emulations. Most of the features of the LJ-2P and 3/P/Si emulations are the same.
  • Page 180 LaserJet IllSi driver. See the printer commands later in this chapter. The size of the printable area for the HP LaserJet series IIP and III and this printer is the same: 50 dots within the edge of the paper (at 300 dpi). The maximum number of characters that can be printed per line is also the same.
  • Page 181: Operating The Printer As An Hp Laserjet Iiisi

    In order to match your printing to the output produced on an HP LaserJet series IIP or III printer, you can use the T-OFFSET and L-OFFSET feature of the SYSTEM CONFIG. option in SelecType Level 1 to make fine adjustments to the print start position.
  • Page 182 Epson Sans Serif U Bold Condensed Epson Sans Serif U Bold Condensed Italic ITC Zapf Dingbats For the value of # (ID number) in the Esc (# command, see the “Printer command summary” later in this chapter. (s#P (s#B HP Emulation Mode...
  • Page 183: Selectype Options

    SelecType Options This section lists unique menus and options available when you use SelecType in LaserJet emulation. See Chapter 4 for more information on SelecType. ORIENT. The orientation option selects the direction in which the characters are printed on a page. You can choose portrait (vertical), landscape (horizontal), reverse portrait (opposite direction of portrait), and reverse landscape (opposite direction of landscape).
  • Page 184 Note: To find out which font cards are available in HP emulation, see your dealer. For available font cartridges, see Chapter 5, “Options.” After you select the font source, press A or v until the display shows the font number you want; then press ) to select the font.
  • Page 185: Sub Config

    SUB CONFIG. In HP emulation, the SUB CONFIG. option includes two submenus. Menu/submenu 0 SUB CONFIG. FORM-Use the FORM option to set the number of lines for the selected paper size and orientation. The setting you choose also changes the line spacing. This setting is affected by the PAGE SIZE, ORIENT., and FONT settings.
  • Page 186 Menu/submenu 4 SYMSET Roman-8 Available options 3/P/Si LJ-2P and 3/P/Si PSMath ) R o m a n - 8 Velnter IBM-US PSText IBM-DN VeUS ECM94-1 Windows French MSPubli VeMath DeskTop Chinese ANSI AS Math-8 Pi Font Norweg1 VeZapf D Swedish PsZapf D Norweg2 Swedis2...
  • Page 187: Available Fonts And Symbol Sets

    IIISi driver or by using a printer command. When you select one of the proprietary fonts identified below (right column) from your application software, your printer prints the Epson resident font (left column). See sample fonts later in this section.
  • Page 188: Resident Bitmap Fonts

    Epson resident fonts are different from the proprietary fonts identified in HP emulation. However, Epson resident fonts have character widths and character designs similar to the proprietary fonts identified in HP emulation. The optional fonts available with the optional font card or font cartridge are listed in a following section.
  • Page 189: Resident Scalable Fonts

    Epson Sans Serif U bold italic Epson Sans Serif U medium condensed Epson Sans Serif U 1 35 sets 1 0.25-999.75 1 Epson Sans SerifU bold condensed ITC Zapf Dingbats I 5sets B-12 HP Emulation Mode Symbol Point size...
  • Page 190: Font Samples

    Courier Courier bold Courier italic L i n e p r i n t e r Epson Roman T ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 1 2 p o i n t 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12point...
  • Page 191 Epson Roman T Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Epson Roman T Italic ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWWZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Epson Roman T Bold Italic ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123454789 Epson Sans Serif U ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Epson Sans Serif U Bold...
  • Page 192 Epson Sans Serif U Bold Italic ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyrz 0123456789 Epson Sans Serif U Medium Condensed ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Epson Sans Serif U Bold Condensed ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUWWYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuwvxyz 0123456789 Epson Sans Serif U Medium Condensed italic ABCDEFGHlJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 HP Emulation Mode B-15...
  • Page 193: Symbol Sets

    Epson Sans Serif U Bold Condensed italic ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 ITC Zapf Dingbats Stick Fixed A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z...
  • Page 194 The following table lists the resident symbol sets in HP emulation. Symbol name Bitmap Roman- Norweg 1 Roman Extension French HP German Italian JIS ASCII ECM94-1 Swedish2 ANSl ASCII Norweg2 French2 German HP Spanish Legal Chinese Spanish Swedish Portuguese BM Portuguese IBM Spanish IBM-US IBM-DN...
  • Page 195 The following symbol set tables show you the available characters in HP emulation and their hexadecimal values. The ID number after the symbol set name provides the unique portion of the ESC command needed to select that particular symbol set. International Set for ISO Sets B-18 HP Emulation Mode...
  • Page 196 ISO ANSI ASCII (OU) CODE 0 @ P ’ p 1 A Q a q & < > Roman-8 (8U) CODE & :L\l[ M ] m } > AAbefxp hgs0a. ItCtibaq tireif% fR60t- iiiitiaz6t -- ; Q 0 3 << 'Y;-iBSm HP Emulation Mode &...
  • Page 197 ECMA-94 Latin-1 (ON) CODE " & / ? O _ o # IBM-US (10U) CODE " +¶$4DTdtS6Ad-bCr %5EUeuabRj+roJ & ’ q ?(8HXhx6yiy ¤+*:JZjz&U-ll~r~. d++;K A.> OV/?O B-20 HP Emulation Mode [ k { :L\ll > p c fi a ifi L y a I lAQaqtioi#lfRf 2BRbre/E6mTTl'r 6FVfvdQa...
  • Page 198 IBM-DN (11U) CODE lAQaquzl@Lifif #3Cscsb6tilt~ns 4¶$4DTdtaefi]--hr 4§%5 & & ’ q T(8HXhxeYiy O& +*:Jzj c?++;K PcMultilingual ( 12U) CODE lAQaqtiai#lDfif #3CScsb6ti~ v !! +~$4DTdttiijfi]-~d~ 4§ 6FVfv&,Qa & 7GWgwstiQAAfb, & ’ t(8HXhxey~~~;R' O&) +*:JZjzBU~ll-ro. CT++; K[k{lO+lvmol < P I- A.> OV/?O p C E a iif L JL a i P‘...
  • Page 207: Default Settings

    Default Settings When the printer is initialized, the settings for the HP emulation are reset to the values shown in the table below. Item Paper input Paper size Orientation Copy count Page length Top margin Text lines Text length portrait...
  • Page 208 Item Factory setting Fonts (both primary and secondary) Symbol set Roman-8 Spacing Fixed Pitch 10 cpi Height 12 point Upright Style Strokeweight Medium Typeface Courier Underline Font ID Character code Raster graphic 75 dpi resolution Macro ID End of line wrap Display function...
  • Page 209: Hp Emulation Command Summary

    AUTO or not. When you set INPUT AUTO, this command can only be used to specify single sheet paper feeding when the value of # is 2,3, or 6. The printer returns to INPUT AUTO with any other values. When you set INPUT STD or OPT, the values for # produce the effects listed in the following table.
  • Page 210 ESC &1 # P sets the page length and paper size. The paper sizes available with this command are Letter, A4, Legal, and Executive. The following commands are available in 3/P/Si emulation but not in LJ-2P emulation: ESC &a#P Print direction ESC *b#Y Raster Y offset End raster graphics (Version C)
  • Page 211: Printer Commands Arranged By Topic

    (The symbol set and GL/2 mode are in a shorter format.) Note: To use these printer commands, your software must allow you to do so. Consult your software reference manual or the software technical support department for assistance.
  • Page 212 (3/P/Si only) Vertical line spacing: Set vertical motion index S e t l i n e s i n c h Half-line feed: Half-line feed Specialized printer control: Printer reset Select number of copies Exit LaserJet mode Hexadecimal Decimal ESC&1#C ESC&1#D...
  • Page 213 Name or description Miscellaneous: Horizontal motion index ESC&k#H Line termination End of line wrap Paper input control Cursor positioning: Horizontal (columns) Vertical (lines) Horizontal (decipoints) Vertical (decipoints) Horizontal (dots) Vertical (dots) Underline: Enable auto-underlining Disable auto-underlining ESC &d@ Display functions, transparent print data: Enable display functions Disable display functions ESC Z Transparent print data...
  • Page 214 Name or description ASCII Perforation skip mode: Perforation skip mode E S C & l # L Font management: Specify font ID E S C * c # D Specify character code E S C * c # E Font and character E S C * c # F control Download character...
  • Page 215 Name or description Font management: Typeface Font pitch Macros: Macro ID Macro control Push/Pop position: Push/Pop position Rastergraphics: Raster graphics resolution Raster graphics presentation Start raster graphics Raster Y offset (3 / P / Si only) Set raster compression mode Transfer raster graphics Raster graphics height (3/P/Si only)
  • Page 216 Name or description ASCII Advanced graphics: Select pattern E S C * v # T (3/P/Si only) Select source mode E S C * v # N (3/P/Si only) transparency Select pattern mode E S C * v # O (3/P/Si only) transparency Horizontal rectangle size ESC *c # A...
  • Page 217 Symbol set selection: HP Math 7 HP Line Draw-7 HP Large Characters ISO 60: Norwegian v1 150 61: Norwegian v2 HP Roman Extension ISO 4: United Kingdom ISO 25: French ISO 69: French HP German 150 21: German HP Greek8 Hebrew-7 Hebrew-8 ISO 15: Italian...
  • Page 218 Symbol set selection: (continued) Math-7 Tech-7 PS Math Ventura Math Math-8 ECMA-94 Latin 1 (ISO 8859/1) ECMA-94 Latin 2 (ISO 8859/2) ECMA-128 Latin 5 (ISO 8859/9) ECMA-113/88 Latin/Cyrillic (ISO 8859/5.2) OCRA OCRB OCRM APL (Typewriter paired) APL (Bit paired) Math-8a Math-8b Pi Font-a OCR-B Extended...
  • Page 219: Gl/2 Mode

    selection: Symbol set Legal ISO 2: International Reference Version HPL Language Set OEM-l Roman-8 Windows PC-8 PC-8 D/N (Danish/Norwegian) PC-850 Pi Font PC-852 Arabic Arabic-8 3 of 9 Barcode Industrial 2 of 5 Barcode Matrix 2 of 5 Barcode Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode CODABAR Barcode MS1/Plessey Barcode Code 11 Barcode...
  • Page 220 Line and fill attributes group: Line attributes Line type User defined line type Select pen Pen width Pen width unit selection Fill type Screened vectors Raster fill definition Anchor comer Symbol mode Transparency mode Vector group: Pen down Pen up Plot absolute Plot relative Arc absolute...
  • Page 221 Define variable text path Extra space Character plot Transparent data Dual context extension: Enter PCL mode Reset Printer Job Language (PJL): ESC %-12345X @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PCL <LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PostScript < LF > @PJL Comment [Comment String] <...
  • Page 222: Epson Gl/2 Mode

    This mode is available only with ActionLaser 1500 or the upgraded ActionLaser 1000 with the PCL5/RITech board. Epson GL/2 mode is similar to GL/2 mode included in the HP LaserJet III emulation. The table below shows the differences between Epson GL/2 mode and GL/2 mode included in the HP LaserJet III emulation.
  • Page 223 Two modes of Epson GL/2 Epson GL/2 mode has two operational modes. One is the LJ3-GL/2 mode, another is the GL-like mode. Q LJ3-GL/2 mode This mode emulates GL/2 mode of the HP LaserJet series III emulation. While in this mode you can enter GL/2 mode without sending the ESC %#B (Enter GL/2 mode) command.
  • Page 224: Selectype Options

    398PU 440PU 280PU 277PU(LT) Landscape SelecType options This section lists the menus and options available when you use SelecType Level 1 in Epson GL/2 mode. The menus are as follows: INPUT* PAGE SIZE” COPY” STATUS SHEET* SUB CONFIG.* SYSTEM CONFIG.* * See Chapter 4 for information about these menus.
  • Page 225 In Epson GL/2 mode, the SUB CONFIG. option includes eight submenus. Menu/submenu 0 SUB CONFIG. EMUL.-Selects the mode LJ3-GL/2 or GL-like. Menu/submenu EMUL. # LJ3=GL/2 ORIENT.-Determines the rotation of the coordinate system. Menu/submenu ORIENT. Q PORT If you select GL-like mode in EMUL., this option is always set to LAND.
  • Page 226 SCALE-Determines the reduction scale for reduced printing. You can print the data originally created for the paper size of the SCALE setting onto the paper size selected in the PAGE SIZE setting. Menu/submenu SCALE 0 OFF XXX is the setting that you set with PAGE SIZE option. You cannot set the SCALE option to same size as PAGE SIZE ORIGIN-Sets the origin for the plotter-unit coordinate system;...
  • Page 227 END-Determines the type of line-ending. Menu/submenu : BUTT Option of the END BUTT SQUARE TRIANGLE ROUND Butt end Square end JOIN-Defines the join shape. Menu/submenu JOIN 4 MITER B-50 HP Emulation Mode Available options b B U T T * SQUARE TRIANGLE ROUND...
  • Page 228 Option of Type of joining the JOIN NONE I None MITER Miter join Miter/Bevel join TRIANGLE Triangle join ROUND Round join BEVEL Bevel join None Round join AUTOEJECTDetermines the timing of the auto eject function. If OFF, the paper does not auto eject. Otherwise, the paper ejects within the specified time period if no data is received.
  • Page 229: Epson Gl/2 Mode Commands Summary

    Epson GL/2 mode commands summary LJ3=GL/2 mode Configuration and status group: Line and fill attributes group: Vector group: HP Emulation Mode B-52 Input P1 and P2 Input relative P1 and P2 Scale Input window Rotate coordinate system Initialize Default values...
  • Page 230 Polygon group: Charactergroup: Dual context extension: ESC E Edge rectangle absolute Edge rectangle relative Fill rectangle absolute Fill rectangle relative Edge wedge Fill wedge Polygon mode Edge polygon Fill polygon Standard font definition Alternate font definition Primary font (standard font) Secondary font (alternate font) Select standard font Select alternate font...
  • Page 231 GL -Like mode The following two commands are added to LJ3-GL/2 mode. Designate standard character set Designate alternate character set Available symbol sets for these commands: ASCII, JIS ASCII, Roman Extension, Katakana, International Reference Version, Swedish, Swedish for Names, Danish/Norwegian, German, French, United Kingdom, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian Version 2 HP Emulation Mode...
  • Page 232: Appendix Clq And Fx Emulation Modes

    Introduction Operating as an LQ or FX printer ....SelecType Options ......C-3 ORIENT .
  • Page 233: Introduction

    Your printer has the ability to emulate an Epson LQ-2500, FX-800/1000, or FX-86e/286e printer. This means that you can use your printer with software that supports only Epson LQ or FX printers and print without having to modify the software controlling your printer.
  • Page 234: Selectype Options

    SelecType Options This section lists unique menus and options available when you use SelecType in either LQ or FX emulation. See Chapter 4 for more information on SelecType. ORIENT. The orientation option selects the direction in which the characters are printed on a page. You can choose portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation.
  • Page 235: Sub Config

    SUB CONFIG. When you set up your printer to operate in LQ or FX emulation, the SUB CONFIG. option includes the submenus shown below: Menu/submenu : SUB CONFIG. PITCH-You can select a character pitch of 10,12, or 15 characters per inch (cpi), or choose proportional spacing.
  • Page 236 If you select proportional, 10 cpi and condensed, determine margin units. If you change the setting of ORIENT., PAGE SIZE, or WIDE PAGE (when PAGE SIZE is set to A4 or F4), the left margin defaults to 0. R-MARGIN-Use this option to set the right margin. Margin units are determined by current pitch (characters per inch) and the condensed setting (ON or OFF).
  • Page 237 T-MARGIN-Use this option to specify the distance from the top of the sheet to the baseline of the first printable line. This is measured in 0.05-inch increments. The factory setting is 0.50 inches. Menu/submenu : T-MARGIN TEXT-Use this option to set the page length. The unit of measure for this option is 1/6th of an inch.
  • Page 238 SKIPBOTTOM-When you set SKIPBOTTOM to ON, the printer inserts the number of line spaces specified by the ESC N (skip over perforation) command between the last line printed on the page and the first printable line on the next page. The total number of lines skipped equals the T-MARGIN setting plus the amount of skip over perforation set with ESC N.
  • Page 239 : COUNTRY J-REPRINT-Use this option to reprint after a paper jam. When it is set to ON and a page jams in the printer, the page is reprinted after you clear the jam. If this option is set to OFF, the jammed page does not reprint automatically, but complex pages may print faster.
  • Page 240 C W I D E P A G E O N B-IMAGE-With B-IMAGE set to DARK or LIGHT, your printer can correctly emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. When you select DARK, the bit image density is high. When you select LIGHT, the bit image density is low.
  • Page 241: Available Fonts And Character Tables

    LQ and FX emulations. Resident fonts The printer offers a variety of resident fonts in the LQ and FX emulations. The following table lists the resident fonts available in the LQ and FX emulations and shows samples of text printed with them.
  • Page 242: Character Tables

    Character tables This section provides character tables for the character sets available in the LQ and FX emulations. The tables show both the characters and their hexadecimal values. Note: You can print italics when either the italic character table or the extended graphics character table is selected.
  • Page 244: Default Settings

    Default Settings When the printer is initialized, the settings for the LQ and FX emulations are reset to the values shown in the table below. Item Paper input Paper size I A4 Page length Top of form I 0.5 inch...
  • Page 245: Lq And Fx Emulation Command Summary

    This section lists the control codes and escape sequences supported in the LQ and FX emulations. Some LQ and FX printer codes are not available, either because the functions are not required (such as draft printing) or are not possible because of the different technologies used in these printers.
  • Page 246 ESC x This command is normally used to select between draft and LQ quality with an LQ or FX printer. However, this command has no effect on your printer’s print quality since all characters are printed at 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Page 247 LQ and FX emulations, as follows: LQ emulation-If you send the ESC w command when the printer position is set at the first line of the logical page, LQ printers print only the bottom half of the characters. Your printer prints the entire characters.
  • Page 248: Printer Commands Arranged By Topic

    The printer handles the DEL command as a BS command. Print portion return is the same as for an FX or LQ printer, although your printer does not clear previous characters. ESC EM Your printer supports 1,2, and R for n.
  • Page 249: Horizontal Motion

    Vertical motion: (continued) ESCA Select n/60-inch line spacing (LQ) Select n/72-inch line spacing (FX) ESC+ Select n/360-inch line spacing (LQ only) ESCJ Perform n/180-inch line feed (LQ) Perform n/216-inch line feed (FX) Perform n/216-inch reverse feed (FX) ESCj Tab vertically ESCB Set vertical tabs ESCb...
  • Page 250: Font Enhancement

    Font enhancement: ESCE Select emphasized mode ESCF Cancel emphasized mode ESCG Select double-strike mode ESCH Cancel double-strike mode ESCS Select superscript/subscript mode ESCT Cancel superscript/subscript mode ESC4 Set italic mode ESC5 Cancel italic mode ESC- Turn underline mode on/off Word processing: ESCa Select justification ESC SP...
  • Page 251: Application Program

    A measure of the speed of data transmission. It is used when setting up the serial interface on the computer and printer. A binary digit (0 or l), which is the smallest unit of information used by a printer or computer.
  • Page 252: Character Set

    (cpi) A measure of the size of fixed-pitch text characters. control codes Special codes used to control printer functions such as sounding the beeper and performing a carriage return or line feed. See characters per inch.
  • Page 253: Download Font

    A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or initialized. download font A font that is loaded into the printer’s memory from an outside source, such as a computer. Dots per inch. This is a measure of print resolution.
  • Page 254: Hex Dump Mode

    This mode can be used by experienced users as a troubleshooting tool. identify (IC) cards Optional cards that can be plugged into the printer’s card slot. They contain different printer emulations (operating modes) so that your printer can emulate another printer.
  • Page 255: Input Buffer

    Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions). input buffer A portion of RAM used as a temporary holding area for data received from the computer until it is printed. Also known as printer memory. interface The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel interface transmits data one character or code at a tune, and a serial interface transmits data one bit at a time.
  • Page 256: Nonvolatile Memory

    The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store information. Some information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates. Information that is sent to the printer from the computer (such as download fonts and graphics) is stored temporarily until it is printed out.
  • Page 257: Point Size

    See driver. printer emulation A set of operating commands that determines how data sent from the computer is interpreted and acted upon. Printer emulations can emulate existing printers, such as LaserJet IIP, LaserJet III, LQ, and FX. Glossary GL-7...
  • Page 258: Proportional Spacing

    Information stored in RAM is volatile and is lost when printer power is interrupted. reset To return a printer to its defaults, either by a command,...
  • Page 259: Symbol Set

    SelecType A feature of the printer that allows you to set printer values and control most of the printer’s functions from the control panel. serial interface See interface. status sheet A report that lists the settings and other printer information.
  • Page 260 Buffer, setting input, 4-23 -24 BUSY DELAY function, 4-14 -15 Buttons, control panel, 1-3 -5 Cards caring for, 5-7 -8 Epson GL identity, 5-2, 5-6 --7 Epson PostScript, 5-2, 5-5 -6 error messages, 5-10 inserting, 5-8 -9 removing, 5-9 -10...
  • Page 261 EJL message, 3-19 Electrical, specifications, A-6 Emulation control languages, 1-25 -30 EMULATION function, 4-9 Emulation modes, switching, 1-24 see also Epson and HP Enhancing print quality, 1-17 -21 Entering printer commands, l-12 -15 ENQ/ACK function, 4-15, 4-17 Envelopes, 2-3, 2-5 -6, A-4...
  • Page 262 B-13 -16 printable area, B-3 resident fonts, B-2, B-5, B-10 -16 SelecType options, B-6 -9 symbol sets, B-9, B-16 -29 Identity card, Epson PostScript, 5-5 -10 I/F CONFIG function, 4-15 ILLEGAL CARD message, 3-20, Imaging cartridge replacing, 3-29 -32...
  • Page 263 5-22 -25, 5-26 -33 types, 5-3 -4, 5-22, 5-25 -26 I N - 4 I n d e x Options, 5-1 -46 available, 5-24 Epson GL identity card, 5-2, 5-6 -7 Epson PostScript card, 5-2, 5-5 -6 face-up output tray, 5-16 -17...
  • Page 264 SelecType settings, 4-14 -155 specifications, A-9 -12 PARITY function, 4-15 -16 Phone number, toll-free, 1 PostScript card, 5-2, 5-5 -6 POWERON MACRO, 4-20 Precautions, laser printer, 2, 5 Print density, adjusting, 1-17 -18, 1-21, 4-9 position, adjusting, 4-21 quality, enhancing, 1-17 -21...
  • Page 265 RX-BUFFER SIZE function, 4-23 -24 Safety information CDRH regulations, 3 laser safety, 2, 5 ozone emission, 4 printer use, 6, 7 radiation, 3, 4 Sample, font, 4-11 SAVE MACRO, 4-18 -19 SAVE MEMORY OVERFLOW message, 3-25 Scalable font cartridges, 5-13...
  • Page 266 Status and error messages, 3-18 -26 STATUS SHEET function, 4-25 STOP BIT function, 4-15 -16 SUB CONFIG function, 4-25, B-8 -9, C-4 -10 Switching printer emulations, 1-24 Symbol sets HP, B-9, B-16 -29 LQ/FX, C-10 -12 SYSTEM CONFIG function, 4-26...
  • Page 267: Quick Reference

    The following menu maps show the possible menus and options in SelecType. Mode-specific options, those marked “refer to mode,” are listed under each printer mode later on this card. See Chapter 4 for a description of each option. ( ) - Only available with option...
  • Page 269 SelecType Level 1 LJ-2P and 3/P/Si modes FONT ( H E I G H T 4 . 0 0 t o 9 9 9 . 7 5 P T . ) SUB CONFIG. T ::::T (PITCH 0.44 to 99.99 CPI) 0 to 128 or Roman-8 IBM-US...
  • Page 270 SelecType Level 1 in Epson GL/2 mode ORIENT. FONT SUB CONFIG. Not shown Not shown EMULn - ORIENT. ORI G I N I PEN 1 AUTOEJECT 7 LJ3-GL/2 GL-like PORT LAND A0, A1, A2, A3 or A4 (to PAGE SIZE)
  • Page 272 Epson America, Inc. 20770 Madrona Avenue Torrance, CA 90503 Printed in Japan 93.0:...

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