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Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heat source. Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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Eight barcode fonts and four scalable fonts, as well as one draft and nine letter-quality bitmap fonts Support of advanced EPSON ESC/P 2 commands and IBM 2390 Plus emulation A large printable area: 70 lines with A4 size paper and 66 lines with letter size paper ®...
Software, including a printer driver and a remote control panel utility, that lets you change printer settings quickly and easily Bidirectional communication with IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode support. Options The following options are available for your printer: High Capacity (C80678 ) and Second Bin (C80679 ) cut-sheet feeders.
Microsoft Windows operating systems and the EPSON Remote! printer utility for DOS. Chapter 3 explains how to load and use single sheets, continuous paper, and other types of paper. Chapter 4 contains information on controlling the printer using the control panel.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes This guide uses the following conventions: Warnings must be followed to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer. Introduction...
This chapter describes how to set up your printer and connect it to your computer. Unpacking the Printer Besides this guide, your printer box should include an EPSON printer driver disk, a Notice Sheet, and the following items: printer ribbon cartridge...
Save all packing and protective materials in case you need to ship the printer in the future. It should always be transported in its original packaging or equivalent materials. Caution: Be sure to remove all protective materials before you turn on the printer.
Make sure the paper path is clear and unobstructed before you print on continuous paper. See Chapter 3 for details. If you plan to use a printer stand, follow these guidelines: Use a stand that supports at least 18 kg (39.6 lb).
Assembling the Printer Installing the knob Insert the knob into the hole on the side of the printer and rotate it slowly until it slips onto the shaft. Then firmly push in the knob. Setting Up the Printer...
To install the ribbon cartridge, remove it from its packaging and then follow these steps: Open the printer cover by gently lifting up the notch on its left side. Warning: Never move the print head while the printer is turned on;...
Slide the print head to the middle position where the front metal plate is indented as shown below. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the arrow to take up any slack in the ribbon. Setting Up the Printer...
Turn the ribbon-tightening knob again to remove any slack in the ribbon and to make sure the ribbon moves freely. Close the printer cover. Setting Up the Printer...
Operate button is flush with the raised tabs on either side of the button. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure its voltage matches that of your electrical outlet. Also make sure the plug on your printer’s power cord matches your electrical...
5-19. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer using the built-in parallel interface. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place on both sides of the connector. If your cable has a ground wire, connect it to the printer’s ground connector as shown below. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer. (If the cable has a ground wire at the computer end, attach it to the ground connector at the back of the computer.)
The EPSON printer driver disk that comes with your printer includes the printer driver software and a printer utility. A printer driver is software that allows your computer to control the printer. You need to install the printer driver so your software applications can take full advantage of the printer’s capabilities.
Copy manufacturer’s files from box and click OK . You can type a unique name for the printer in the Printer name box. We recommend that you keep the model name as shown. To use the printer as the default printer for Windows 95 applications, select Yes .
Make sure Windows 95 is running. Double-click the My Computer icon. Click Printers . Double-click the Add Printer icon. You see the Add Printer Wizard screen. Click the Next button. Select the local or network printer setting; then click Next . Setting Up Your Software...
Copy manufacturer’s files from box and click OK . 10. Select EPSON LQ-670 ESC/P 2 , and click the Next button. 11. Choose the port you want to use with your printer (LPT1 is the default), and click the Next button.
12. You can type a unique name for the printer in the Printer name box. We recommend that you keep the model name as shown. Select the Yes or No radio button to indicate whether you want to use the printer as the default printer for Windows 95 applications.
Print Setup dialog box. If you choose Print , you see your application’s Print dialog box. To access the printer driver, choose Printer , Setup , Properties , or Options , depending on the options available in your application.
Checking and changing printer driver settings Before printing, check that the printer driver settings on the Paper and Graphics menus are appropriate for the kind of document you want to print, and change settings as needed. When you are finished making changes, click OK to apply the settings, or click Restore Defaults to return the settings to their factory defaults.
Insert the printer driver disk in a disk drive. Choose Run from the File menu. The following dialog box appears: Type A:\SETUP (or B:\SETUP ) and click OK . The EPSON Printer Driver Setup dialog box appears. Select your printer and click OK . The installation program begins copying the printer driver files.
Windows will now use the LQ-670 as its default printer on port LPT1. If you need to change the default printer or the port assignment, use the Control Panel Printers utility. Using the printer driver Before you start printing, you should make sure that the printer driver settings match your document requirements.
In the Main window, double-click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Printers icon. The Printers dialog box appears. Make sure your printer is highlighted, then click Setup . The printer driver settings window appears. Checking and changing printer driver settings...
❏ Orientation To access the following settings from your application, you may need to click Printer , Setup , Options , or some combination of these buttons. If you accessed the driver from the Control Panel, click Options to access these settings.
Choose the EPSON LQ-670 printer at the appropriate step in the procedure. If the list in your application does not include the LQ-670 printer, choose the first available printer from this list: LQ-2070 LQ-2170 LQ-870/1170 LQ-570/1070/570+/1070+ DLQ-3000 DLQ-2000 LQ-1060 LQ-1050...
Press Enter . The printer utility is copied into the EPUTIL directory on drive C. Accessing the printer utility When you want to access the EPSON Remote! utility, follow these steps: Change the current directory to drive C. Type PRNSET , and press Enter . Follow the on-screen instructions to use the utility.
Chapter 3 Paper Handling Selecting a Paper-Feeding Method Paper-feeding methods and paper types ... . . 3-3 Setting the paper release lever ....3-4 Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever .
Your printer can print on a wide variety of paper types, including single sheets, continuous paper, multi-part forms, labels, envelopes, postcards, and roll paper. This chapter explains how to use these paper types with your printer. Note: See Appendix A for detailed specifications on the paper types the printer can use.
Paper-feeding methods and paper types The table below shows which paper-feeding method to select for each paper type. You use the paper release lever to select the paper-feeding method: feeding, as described in the next section. Tractor Paper type − Single sheets Continuous paper...
Setting the paper release lever You use the paper release lever to set the paper path you want the printer to use. The paper release lever has two positions: tractor feeding and Single-sheet feeding position − for loading single sheets (including envelopes and postcards) from the paper guide, the optional cut-sheet feeder, or the optional roll paper holder.
Adjusting the Paper Thickness Lever You need to set the paper thickness lever to match the thickness of your paper. When you print on ordinary single-sheet or continuous paper, set the lever to the “0” position on the scale as shown below.
You can load one sheet of paper at a time into the paper guide at the front of the printer, or you can load a stack of paper in the optional cut-sheet feeder. (See Chapter 5 for more information on the optional cut-sheet feeder.)
Follow these steps to load single sheets: Make sure that the printer is off and the paper guide is attached as described in Chapter 1. Then close the sprocket covers and push down the sprocket lock levers to lock the sprocket units in place.
If the platen rotates but the printer does not load the paper, completely remove the paper and then insert it all the way into the printer again. If you need to adjust the position of the paper after it is loaded, see “Adjusting the loading position” on page 3-27.
If the printer does not eject the printed sheet, press the Load/Eject button. Caution: Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear paper jams when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
Positioning your continuous paper supply When you load continuous paper, make sure you align your paper supply with the tractor so the paper feeds smoothly into the printer, as shown below. 3-10 Paper Handling...
Loading continuous paper with the tractor Make sure the printer is turned off. Set the paper release lever to the tractor position, as shown below. Also make sure the paper thickness lever is set to “0” if you are using ordinary continuous paper.
Then push down the lock lever to lock the sprocket in place. Note: Printing starts at the arrow mark on the printer and the “0” mark on the scale. The unprintable area is to the left of the arrow mark and the “0”.
Slide the right sprocket unit to roughly match the width of your paper, but do not lock it. Slide the paper support midway between the two sprocket units. 3-13 Paper Handling...
Be sure to load your paper printable side up. Caution: Make sure the first sheet of your continuous paper has a clean, straight edge so that it can feed smoothly into the printer. 3-14 Paper Handling...
Close the sprocket covers. If necessary, unlock and reposition the left sprocket unit so that the perforation aligns with the arrow mark on the printer. Then lock the sprocket in place. 10. Slide the right sprocket unit to remove any slack in the paper.
Caution: Use the knob on the right side of the printer only to clear paper jams when the printer is off. Otherwise, you may damage the printer or cause it to lose the top-of-form position.
Caution : Never use the tear-off function to feed labels backwards; they may come off their backing and jam the printer. Using the Tear Off/Bin button When using the tractor, you can use the Tear Off/Bin button to...
Tear Off/Bin button.) Using auto tear-off mode When you turn on the auto tear-off function in the printer’s default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility, the printer advances continuous paper to the tear-off position when you finish printing.
For instructions on how to activate the auto tear-off function, see “Using the Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 4 or open the EPSON Remote! utility as described in Chapter 2 and follow the on-screen instructions. While using the default-setting mode or the utility, also make sure the page length is set correctly for your continuous paper.
You can turn on the auto tear-off function by using the printer’s default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. For instructions, see “Using the Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 4, or open EPSON Remote! as described in Chapter 2 and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can load single-sheet multi-part forms from the paper guide or with the optional cut-sheet feeder. For instructions, see “Using Single Sheets” on page 3-6 or “Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder” in Chapter 5. You can load continuous multi-part forms in the same way as you load ordinary continuous paper.
❑ Because labels are especially sensitive to temperature and humidity, use them only under normal operating conditions. ❑ Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between print jobs; they tend to curl and may come off their backing and jam the printer when you resume printing.
Using Envelopes You can print on a variety of envelopes, loading them in the same way as you load single sheets: from the paper guide or with the optional cut-sheet feeder. For information on loading envelopes, read this section and see “Using Single Sheets” earlier in this chapter or “Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder”...
Using Postcards You can print on a variety of postcards, loading them in the same way as you load single sheets: from the paper guide or with the optional cut-sheet feeder. (For instructions on loading single sheets, read this section and see “Using Single Sheets” on page 3-6 or “Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder”...
When you have finished printing on continuous paper, press the Tear Off/Bin button to advance the paper to the tear-off position. (If you selected auto tear-off in the printer’s default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility, the printer advances the paper perforation to the tear-off position automatically.) Tear off the printed pages.
To switch from single sheets to continuous paper, follow the steps below. If necessary, press the Load/Eject button to eject the last printed single sheet. Make sure continuous paper is loaded in the printer as described under “Loading continuous paper with the tractor” on page 3-11. 3-26...
Adjusting the loading position The loading position is the position of the paper after the printer loads it automatically. If your printing appears too high or low on the page, you can change the loading position with the...
Make sure the printer is turned on. If necessary, lift up the printer cover so you can see the paper position. Load either continuous or single-sheet paper. (Press the Load/Eject button to load continuous paper or a single sheet from the optional cut-sheet feeder.) Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds.
Your printing position setting is in effect only until the next time you load paper or turn off the printer. Make sure that the printer is not printing. If it is, press the Pause button to stop printing. raised line...
Pause light begins flashing and the printer enters the micro-adjust mode. If necessary, open the printer cover to check the printing position, and press the LF/FF [ D ] button to feed paper forward or the Load/Eject [ U ] button to feed paper backward.
Make sure both Tear Off/Bin lights are flashing (the paper is at the current tear-off position). You may need to press the Tear Off/Bin button. Hold down the Pause button for about three seconds. The Pause light begins flashing and the printer enters the micro-adjust mode. 3-31 Paper Handling...
Load/Eject [ U ] button to feed paper backward, until the paper perforation is aligned with the tear-off edge. Note: The printer has a minimum and a maximum tear-off position. If you try to adjust the tear-off position beyond these limits, the printer beeps and stops moving the paper.
Chapter 4 Using the Control Panel Basic Control Panel Functions ..... 4-2 Lights ........4-3 Buttons .
This chapter explains how you can use the control panel to control the basic operation of the printer and to perform more advanced operations, such as making changes to default settings or activating the printer’s quiet mode. Basic Control Panel Functions...
* This light pattern means that a font other than those indicated on the control panel has been selected using the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. (The fonts available in the default-setting mode or EPSON Remote! are: OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C, Roman T, or Sans Serif H.) Condensed (green) On when you press the Condensed button to print condensed characters.
Tear Off/Bin (two lights, green) The printer uses the two Tear Off/Bin lights to indicate the following: = Flashing, = On, Buttons Operate Press this button to turn the printer on or off. Pause Press this button to temporarily stop printing, and press it again to resume printing.
Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, or Others. Others means a font other than those indicated on the control panel has been selected using the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. Printing with the Draft font requires fewer dots per character, which significantly increases the printing speed.
* If one of these fonts is selected, all three Font lights on the control panel are on to indicate that the current font was set in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. Note: The typestyle samples on the control panel are meant as guides only;...
To use the functions below (in italics), turn on the printer while pressing the corresponding control panel button(s). Letter-quality self test = Load/Eject Performs a letter-quality self test, which helps you determine the source of some printing problems.
Adjustment” in Chapter 7 for details. Hex dump = Load/Eject + LF/FF Prints the data sent to the printer in hexadecimal code, which helps experienced users determine the source of some printing problems. See “Using Hex Dump Mode” in Chapter 7 for details.
Using the Default-Setting Mode The default settings control many printer functions. While you can often set these functions through your software or printer driver, you may sometimes need to change a default setting from the printer’s control panel using the default-setting mode.
Option Character table International character set for Italic table 0 slash High speed draft Input buffer Buzzer Auto CR (IBM 2390 Plus) ** AGM (IBM 2390 Plus) ** Font * * Fonts selected in the default-setting mode correspond to Others on the control panel.
Skip-over-perforation This feature is available only when continuous paper is selected. When you turn on this feature, the printer provides a one-inch (25.4 mm) margin between the last line printed on one page and the first line printed on the next page. Because most application...
You can specify either 10 seconds or 30 seconds. Software If you select ESC/P 2, the printer operates in the EPSON ESC/P 2 mode. If you select IBM, the printer emulates an IBM printer. Character table Your printer has 11 standard character tables as well as tables for 20 other countries.
The input buffer stores data sent from your computer. The input buffer can store up to 64KB of data, so you can free your computer for other tasks while the printer prints. When the buffer is off, the buffer cannot store data, so the computer must wait for the printer to print each character before sending the next character.
AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode) When AGM is on, the printer can use advanced graphics commands like those available in ESC/P 2 mode. This feature is available only in IBM emulation mode. The default setting is Off. Font In the default-setting mode, you can select from these six fonts: OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, S cript C, Roman T, and S ans Serif H.
Make sure paper is loaded, then turn off the printer. While holding down the Font button, press the Operate button to turn on the printer. The printer enters the default-setting mode and prints the language selection sheet. Press the Font button until the Font lights indicate the language you want, as described on the language selection sheet.
Using Quiet Mode In quiet mode, the printer makes less noise when it prints. However, printing in quiet mode reduces the printing speed. To turn on quiet mode, hold down the Font and Condensed buttons and press the Operate button to turn on the printer.
Chapter 5 Using Printer Options Cut-Sheet Feeders ......5-2 Installing the cut-sheet feeder ....5-3 Loading paper from the cut-sheet feeder .
LQ-670 The asterisk ( ) is a substitute for the last digit, which varies by country. Contact your local EPSON dealer for the part number in your country. You can install the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder by itself, or you can assemble and install a double-bin cut-sheet feeder by combining the high-capacity and second-bin feeders.
Make sure the printer is turned off. Close the sprocket covers if they are open, and lock the sprocket units by pushing down the lock levers if necessary.
While holding down the buttons on both sides, fit the notches on each side of the feeder over the mounting posts on the printer. Lower the cut-sheet feeder until it rests on the printer. Remove the paper guide from the front of the printer. Then slide the sheet guide for the cut-sheet feeder all the way onto the mounting pegs.
If you are printing on long paper, open the extension flap at the center of the sheet guide by lifting up its left side. Press the Operate button to turn on the printer. You are now ready to load paper with your cut-sheet feeder as described in the next section.
For single-sheet multi-part forms, use only the type that are glued at the top of the forms. To avoid paper jams, do not allow the printer to stack more than 40 printed sheets on the sheet guide at one time.
Load paper in the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder (bin 1 of the double-bin feeder) as follows: Pull both paper set levers forward until the paper guides retract to allow paper loading. Release the paper guide lock levers by pulling them forward. Using Printer Options...
Next, slide the left paper guide to roughly match the width of your paper. Slide the center support midway between the paper guides. Using Printer Options guide mark...
Make sure the position of the guide allows the paper to move up and down freely. Then lock the left guide in place. Note: Load paper with the printable side up. If you are using pre-printed forms, load the forms top-down. Using Printer Options...
3-6. In your printer driver software, select your paper size from the Paper Size list, and select Sheet Feeder Bin-1 from the Paper Source list. (If you are printing from a DOS application, select the bin number using the Tear Off/Bin button on the control panel.)
Pull both paper set levers forward, and slide the right paper guide to the guide mark and the left paper guide all the way to the left. guide mark 5-11 Using Printer Options...
3-6. In your printer driver software, select your paper size from the Paper Size list, and select Sheet Feeder Bin-2 from the Paper Source list. (If you are printing from a DOS application, select the bin number using the Tear Off/Bin button on the control panel.)
Switching to single sheets To switch back to single sheets loaded from the cut-sheet feeder, follow these steps: If any continuous paper remains in the printer, press the Tear Off/Bin button to advance the paper to the tear-off position. Tear off the printed pages.
Be sure to load your paper printable side up. After a few seconds, the printer automatically advances the paper to the loading position. The printer is ready to accept data from your computer and print. After printing a sheet, the printer ejects the printed sheet onto the sheet guide and the Paper Out and Pause lights come on.
Installing the roll paper holder To install the roll paper holder, follow the steps below. Turn off the printer and make sure the paper release lever is at the single-sheet position. Facing the back of the printer, slide both sprocket units and the right edge guide all the way to the right, and slide the left edge guide all the way to the left.
Position the roll paper holder beneath the printer as shown below. Fit the two holes in the roll paper holder base under the two positioning pegs on the bottom of the printer. Gently lower the printer so the positioning pegs slide into the holes.
Set the shaft and paper roll onto the roll paper holder. Load the roll so the paper feeds from the top of the roll and the edge of the roll paper passes under the tension lever. Then press the Operate button to turn on the printer. 5-17 Using Printer Options...
Bring the leading edge of the paper up over the paper path guide and insert it into the printer until you feel resistance. The printer loads the roll paper automatically. 5-18 Using Printer Options...
Interface Cards You can use optional interface cards to supplement your printer’s built-in parallel interface. The EPSON interface cards below are compatible with your printer. (Not all interfaces are available worldwide.) Model number C82305 / C82306 C82307 / C82308 C82310 / C82311...
Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the interface compartment. Firmly push in the card to make sure the connector at the back of the card is fully inserted into the printer’s internal socket. Then reinsert the screws and tighten them. Note: Store the shield plate in a safe place;...
Handshake timing When the unused area for data in the input buffer drops to 256 bytes, the printer outputs an X-OFF code or sets the DTR flag to 1 (MARK) to indicate that it cannot receive data. When the unused...
If your printing becomes faint, you may need to replace the ribbon cartridge. (See Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting,” for more information.) If you do need to replace the ribbon, EPSON recommends the use of the EPSON Ribbon Cartridge (S015016) for best results. Genuine EPSON ribbon cartridges are designed for your EPSON printer;...
Note: The print head moves to the ribbon installation position automatically if the printer is on and no data is sent to the printer for several seconds. Squeeze the tabs on each side of the cartridge, and pull the cartridge out of the printer.
Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package and turn the ribbon-tightening knob in the direction of the arrow to remove any slack in the ribbon. Hold the ribbon cartridge with the exposed ribbon down and the ribbon-tightening knob facing you, and guide the ribbon under the print head.
To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it thoroughly several times a year. Follow these steps: Turn off the printer and remove any paper as well as the paper guide. If an optional cut-sheet feeder is installed, remove it.
❑ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush. ❑ Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants; unsuitable oils can damage the printer mechanism. Contact your EPSON dealer if you think lubrication is needed. Transporting the Printer...
Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Using the Error Indicators ..... Printing a Self Test ......Using Hex Dump Mode Problems and Solutions Power supply .
Using the Error Indicators You can identify many common printer problems using the lights on the control panel. If your printer stops working and one or more control panel lights are on or flashing, use the following table to diagnose and fix the problem.
Running the printer’s self test helps you determine whether the problem comes from the printer or the computer: ❑ If the self test results are satisfactory, the printer is working properly and the problem is probably caused by your printer driver settings, application settings, computer, or interface cable.
Then turn off the printer. Caution: Do not turn off the printer while it is printing. Always press the Pause button to stop printing, and the Load/Eject button to eject the printed page before you turn off the printer.
3. Open a software program and send a print job to the printer. Your printer prints all the codes it receives in hexadecimal format. By comparing the characters printed in the right column with the printout of the hexadecimal codes, you can check the codes being received by the printer.
Warning: Do not reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet with the wrong voltage for your printer. The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off. Cause The printer is turned off. The power cord is not properly plugged into the electrical outlet;...
Continuous paper is in the paper path. The paper release lever is set to the tractor position. The platen does not rotate and the printer does not feed the paper. Cause The paper on the paper guide is positioned too far to the left or right for the paper sensor to detect it.
The paper is old or creased. Note: If paper is jammed in the paper path, see “Clearing a Paper Jam” later in this chapter. The printer does not fully eject the paper. Cause You may not be able to fully eject your paper using the LF/FF button.
When the printer ejects the paper, the Paper Out light flashes and the Pause light comes on. Cause The printer has not fully ejected your paper. Continuous paper The printer does not load continuous paper. Cause The paper release lever is set to the single-sheet position.
Chapter 3. Make sure that your paper supply is within 1 meter (3 feet) of the printer. Check that the holes on the sides of the paper are aligned with each other. Also make sure the sprocket units are locked and their covers are closed.
Your paper may be too heavy. Make sure that the weight of your The printer prints on (or too far away from) the perforation of your continuous paper. Cause The tear-off position is set incorrectly.
EPSON Remote! utility. See “Using the Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 4, or “Using the EPSON Remote! printer utility” in Chapter 2. What to do If you are using normal continuous paper, tear off the last printed page and press the Load/Eject button to feed the paper backward.
Paper is jammed inside the printer. There are only a few sheets of paper left in the bin. You may have loaded the wrong type of paper in bin 2 of the double-bin cut-sheet feeder.
For example, your paper may be too heavy or too light. When the printer ejects the paper, the Paper Out light flashes and the Pause light comes on. Cause The printer has not fully ejected your paper.
The printer makes a strange noise and stops abruptly. Cause The paper is jammed. The ribbon is jammed because it has too much slack or it is worn out. The printer stops printing and the Pause light flashes. Cause The print head is overheated.
Lines of dots are missing in the printout. Cause The print head is damaged. Warning: Never replace the print head yourself because other parts of the printer must be checked at the same time. Incorrect characters are printed. Cause Your printer and the computer may not be communicating correctly.
Your application software is not correctly configured for your printer. The printer does not print the font you selected using the default-setting mode, the EPSON Remote! utility, or the control panel buttons. Cause Software settings override settings you make in the...
What to do Turn on the auto line feed option in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility so that the printer automatically adds a line feed code to each carriage return. See “Using the Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 4, or “Using the EPSON...
7-22 Troubleshooting What to do Turn off the auto line feed option in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. See “Using the Default-Setting Mode” in Chapter 4, or “Using the EPSON Remote! printer utility” in Chapter 2.
Vertical printed lines are not aligned. Cause Bidirectional printing, which is the printer’s standard printing mode, may be out of alignment. What to do Adjust these settings in your application software, as follows:...
If continuous paper is jammed in the printer, tear off the fresh supply at the back of the printer. 4. Turn the knob on the right side of the printer toward you to remove the paper. Remove any remaining pieces.
5. Select the best pattern in the final set of alignment patterns as described in step 2 and then press the Font button to save your selection. 6. Press the Operate button to turn off the printer and exit the bidirectional adjustment mode. 7-25...
Technical Specifications Printing Printing method: Printing speed: Characters per inch 10 cpi 10 cpi 10 cpi 12 cpi 12 cpi *The paper thickness lever position or an overheated print head may affect the printing speed. Printing direction: Line spacing: Paper feed speed: Continuous Intermittent Printable columns:...
10.5, 8 to 32 points, in 2-point increments Barcode fonts: Character tables: Character sets: 64KB or 0KB (selectable in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility) Characters per inch available 10, 12, 15 10, 12, 15, proportional 10, 12, 15, proportional...
Paper Note: Use recycled paper, labels, envelopes, and postcards only under normal temperature and humidity conditions, as follows: Temperature Humidity Paper storage conditions: Temperature Humidity Single sheets: Width Length Thickness Weight Quality Single-sheet multi-part forms: Width Length Specifications 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F) 30% to 60% RH 18°...
Copies Total thickness Weight/part Quality Continuous paper (ordinary and multi-part): Width Length/page Copies Total thickness Weight Ordinary paper Part of multi-part form 40 to 58 g/m Quality Labels: Note: Use only labels mounted on continuous backing sheets. Size Width Height Backing sheet Width Length/page...
Envelopes: Size Thickness Weight Quality Postcards: Width Length Thickness Weight Quality Roll paper: Width Thickness Weight Specifications No. 6 165 92 mm (6.5 3.6 inches) No. 10 241 105 mm (9.5 4.1 inches) 0.16 to 0.52 mm (0.0063 to 0.0197 inches) Any differences in thickness within the printable area must be less than 0.25 mm (0.0098 inches).
Printable area: Single sheets printable area Continuous paper A The minimum top and bottom margins (above and below the perforation) are 4.2 mm (0.17 inches). B The minimum left and right margins are 13 mm (0.51 inches). The maximum printable width is 269 mm (10.6 inches). A The minimum top and bottom margins are 0 mm (0 inches).
Labels A 12 mm (0.47 inches) or more B 1.2 mm (0.047 inches) or more C 3 mm (0.12 inches) or more Envelopes and postcards A The minimum top and bottom margins are 0 mm (0 inches). When you use the optional cut-sheet feeder, the minimum top margin is 4.2 mm (0.17 inches).
Roll paper printable area Mechanical Paper feed methods: Ribbon: Ribbon life Total print amount: Print head life: Dimensions and weight (with paper guide): A The minimum top and bottom margins are 0 mm (0 inches). B The minimum left and right margins are 3.0 mm (0.12 inches).
Electrical 120 V model: Rated voltage Input voltage range Rated frequency range Input frequency range Rated current Power consumption 230 V model: Rated voltage Input voltage range Rated frequency range Input frequency range Rated current Power consumption Environmental Temperature: Operation (without condensation) 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F) Storage Humidity (without condensation): Operation...
Safety approvals 120 V model: Safety standards 230 V model: Safety standards Acoustic noise: CE marking 230 V model: Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC EMC Directive 89/336/EEC UL1950 with D3 CSA C22.2 No.950 with D3 FCC part 15 subpart B class B CSA C108.8 class B EN 60950 (VDE, NEMKO) EN 55022 (CISPR pub.22) class B...
Parallel Interface Specifications The printer comes with a bidirectional, 8-bit, parallel interface and an optional interface slot. Forward channel Transmission mode: Adaptable connector: Synchronization: Handshaking: Signal level: Reverse channel Transmission mode: Adaptable connector: Synchronization: Handshaking: Signal level: Data transmission timing:...
Note: You can load the same types of single sheets, multi-part forms, envelopes, and postcards in the high-capacity cut-sheet feeder as you load in the printer’s paper guide. You can load only single-sheet paper in the second-bin cut-sheet feeder. For paper specifications, see page A-4.
Note: Be sure to load the following paper types in the cut-sheet feeder only under normal conditions: Paper: Temperature: Humidity: Dimensions and weight (including the printer): With only bin 1 installed With bin 1 and bin 2 installed A-14 Specifications Operation: 5°...
Command Lists and Character Tables EPSON ESC/P 2 Control Codes ....B-2 Barcode command ......B-3 IBM 2390 Plus Emulation Control Codes .
EPSON ESC/P 2 Control Codes Selecting EPSON ESC/P 2 printer in your software allows you to use the most advanced font and graphics handling available. See the ESC/P Reference Manual for details. General operation: ESC@, ESC U, ESC EM Paper feeding:...
Barcode command Your printer has powerful barcode printing capabilities and includes the following resident barcode fonts: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, and POSTNET. See the barcode commands below: ESC ( B Format: ASCII code:...
Control flag Bit 0 = Check digit 0: The printer does not add a check digit. 1: The printer adds a check digit. Bit 1 = Human readable character (HRC) 0: The printer adds the HRC. 1: The printer does not add the HRC.
The valid data of each barcode type is described below. If invalid data is included in the barcode data string, the barcode is not printed. Barcode type Barcode data EAN-13 0-9 (Hex 30-39) EAN-8 0-9 (Hex 30-39) UPC-A 0-9 (Hex 30-39) UPC-E 0-9 (Hex 30-39) Interleaved 2 of 5...
IBM 2390 Plus Emulation Control Codes This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter with the following commands. For detailed information, see the IBM 2390 Plus reference manual. General operation: NUL, DC3, ESC j, BEL, CAN, DC1, ESC Q, ESC [ K, ESC U, ESC [ F...
Character Tables in EPSON ESC/P 2 Mode When the printer is in EPSON ESC/P 2 mode, the character tables below can be selected using software commands. All character tables except the italic table are the same as the PC437 table for hex codes 00 through 7F, so only the PC437 and italic tables are shown completely.
PC850 (Multilingual) PC863 (Canadian-French) Command Lists and Character Tables PC860 (Portuguese) PC865 (Norwegian)
PC861 (Icelandic) Abicomp (Brazilian Portuguese) BRASCII (Brazilian Portuguese) ISO Latin 1 Command Lists and Character Tables...
Roman 8 PC437 Greek (Greek)* PC869 (Greek)* B-10 Command Lists and Character Tables...
ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek)* PC857 (Turkish)* PC853 (Turkish)* ISO Latin 1T (Turkish)* Command Lists and Character Tables B-11...
PC855 (Cyrillic)* PC852 (East Europe)* B-12 Command Lists and Character Tables PC866 (Russian)* MAZOWIA (Poland)*...
Code MJK (CSFR)* PC864 (Arabic)* Bulgaria (Bulgaria)* Estonia (Estonia)* Command Lists and Character Tables B-13...
PC774 (LST 1283:1993)* PC866 LAT. (Latvian)* B-14 Command Lists and Character Tables ISO 8859-2* Italic No character is available for hex code 15 in the italic character table.
Characters available with the ESC ( ^ command To print the characters in the tables below, use the ESC ( ^ command. The characters in the right table are available with PC864 (Arabic) only. International character sets You can select one of the following international character sets by sending the ESC R command.
The following seven additional sets can be selected only with the ESC R command. B-16 Command Lists and Character Tables...
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Service and Support Information booklet that came with your EPSON product. If this booklet is not available, details can be found on Faxon EPSON faxback service, EPtec Bulletin Board Service or on EPSON’s World Wide Web site. See below for details.
For Australian Users EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of Customer Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide the following sources for obtaining information: EPSON FAXBACK EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia.
EPSON Helpdesk EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems. They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and where the nearest dealer or service agent is located.
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited. Internet home page EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the following information: ❏...
For Philippines Users To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below: Phone: Fax: BBS: (632) 813-6552 (632) 813-6545 (632) 814-0595...
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols. auto line feed When this feature is selected in the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility, each carriage-return (CR) code is automatically followed by a line-feed (LF) code.
See printer driver. ESC/P Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Printers. This is the system of commands your computer uses to control your printer. It is standard for all EPSON printers and supported by most application software for personal computers.
A draft printing mode you can select using the default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. High-speed draft uses a minimum number of dots per character to produce extremely high-speed printing. See also draft and letter quality. interface The connection (via a cable) between the computer and the printer over which print data is transmitted to the printer.
Printing in which the print head prints in one direction only. Unidirectional printing is useful for printing graphics because it allows precise vertical alignment. You can select unidirectional printing using the printer’s default-setting mode or the EPSON Remote! utility. See also bidirectional printing. Glossary...
Cables. See Interface cable Card mode, 3-24, 4-4, 4-6−7 Cards. See Interface cards or Postcards Character table setting, 4-12 Character tables, B-7−16 Choosing a place for the printer, 1-3−4 Cleaning the printer, 6-5−6 Clearing a paper jam, 7-24 Command lists, B-2−6 Condensed...
Driver. See Printer driver Edge guides, 3-8 Eject. See Load/Eject button Emulation, IBM, 1, 4-12, B-6 Envelopes, 3-23 EPSON Remote! utility, 2-14 ESC/P 2, 1, 4-12, B-2−5 Error indicators, 7-3 Feeders. See Cut-sheet feeders Feeding methods, 3-2−3 FF button. See LF/FF button Font button, 4-5−6, 4-8...
Paper source setting, 2-8, 2-12 Paper thickness lever, 3-5−6 Pause button, 4-4, 4-8 light, 4-3 Plug-and-play, 2-2 Plugging in the printer, 1-9 Postcards, 3-24 Power cord, 1-2, 1-9 Power supply, problems, 7-7 Print direction setting, 4-11 Print head damaged, 7-19...
Release lever. See Paper release lever Remote!. See EPSON Remote! Resolution setting, 2-8, 2-11 Ribbon cartridge installing, 1-6−8 replacing, 6-2−5 Roll paper holder, 5-15−18 Safety instructions, iv−v Second-bin cut-sheet feeder, 5-2 5-11−12 Self test, 7-4−5 Sheet guide, 5-3 Single-sheet feeding position, 3-4 paper, 3-6−9...
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