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    FUJITSU DL3750+/3850+ DOT MATRIX PRINTER USER'S MANUAL...

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    In addition, FUJITSU ISOTEC assumes no liability with respect to the application or use of any product or system in accordance with descriptions or instructions contained herein; including any liability for incidental or conse- quential damages arising therefrom.

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    User's Manual Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement for United States Users NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15B of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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    Notice for Canadian Users This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. Notice for German Users Bescheinigung des Herstellers/Importeurs Hiermit wird bescheinigt, daß...

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    Energy Saving As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED has deter- mined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is an international program that promotes energy saving through the use of computers and other office equipments.

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    Fujitsu Isotec Limited. FUJITSU is a registered trademark and Fujitsu Creative Faces is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited. Centronics is a trademark of Centronics Data Computer Coporation. IBM PC and IBM Proprinter XL24E are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

  • Page 9: About This Manual

    User's Manual ABOUT THIS MANUAL Thank you for buying the Fujitsu DL3750+/3850+ dot matrix printer. You can expect years of reliable service with very little maintenance. This manual explains how to use your printer to full advantage. It is written for both new and experienced printer users.

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    Chapter 2, Setting Up, gives step-by-step procedures for setting up the printer for immediate use and identifies the main parts of the printer. If this is your first printer, you should read the entire chapter before attempting to use the printer.

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    A NOTE provides “how-to” tips or suggestions to help you perform a procedure correctly. NOTEs are particularly useful for first-time users. For Experienced Users: If you are familiar with this printer or with dot matrix printers in general, this information will help you use the manual effectively.

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Testing the Printer (Offline) ... 2–13 Loading Paper for the Self-Test ... 2–13 Printing the Self-Test ... 2–14 Connecting the Printer to Your Computer ... 2–19 Selecting a Parallel Interface Cable ... 2–19 Selecting a Serial Interface Cable ... 2–19 Selecting a USB Cable ...

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    CHAPTER4 PRINTING User's Manual USING CONTINUOUS FORMS ... 3–8 Positioning the Paper Stack ... 3–9 Loading Continuous Forms ... 3–10 Adjusting the left margin ... 3–11 Adjusting the TEAR OFF position ... 3–13 Unloading Continuous Forms ... 3–14 Installing the Tractor Unit ... 3–14 Tearing Off Continuous Forms ...

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    CHAPTER5 USING SETUP MODE How to Use This Chapter ... 5–1 Entering Setup Mode ... 5–2 Overview of Setup Mode ... 5–4 Setup Mode Example ... 5–6 Points to Remember ... 5–9 Printing a List of Selected Options ... 5–10 Deciding Which Options to Change ...

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    Replacing the Print Head ... 6–7 Solving Problems ... 7–1 Print Quality Problems ... 7–1 Paper Handling Problems ... 7–4 Tips for Clearing a Jammed Sheet from the Printer ... 7–6 Operating Problems ... 7–7 Printer Failures ... 7–9 Diagnostic Functions ... 7–10 Getting Help ...

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    APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION APPENDIX E COMMAND SETS APPENDIX F RESIDENT FONT ... F-1 GLOSSARY OF TERMS ... GL-1 INDEX ... IN-1 Parallel Interface ... D–1 Compatible Mode ... D–2 Nibble Mode ... D–4 Data Transmission Timing ... D–6 Serial Interface ... D–7 Serial Options ...

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    For details on setup mode, see Chapter 5. Normal mode operation includes everyday operations, such as paper handling and font selection. The printer comes up in normal mode when turned on. To enter setup mode, press the TEAR OFF and ONLINE buttons at the same time while the ONLINE indicator is off (not lit).

  • Page 18: Quick Reference

    QUICK REFERENCE : Operation can be performed when the printer is in this state. — : Operation cannot be performed when the printer is in this state. N/A : Does not apply. Operation Clear print buffer Eject single sheets Enter normal mode...

  • Page 19: Chapter1 Introduction

    • Various character sets. As basic character sets, IBM PC character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, and the italic character set and graphics character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. As...

  • Page 20: Options

    Large print buffer. 128K bytes are available in total for storing input data and downloading fonts. A large input data buffer allows you to send files to the printer and return quickly to work in your application. A large download buffer allows you to use custom fonts.

  • Page 21: Chapter2 Setting Up

    • Select an emulation and print a sample page using your software • Installing the printer driver If you have a problem while setting up the printer, review the section Solving Problems in Chapter 7. If the problem persists, contact your dealer.

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    Use only the power cord supplied with the printer or recommended by your dealer. Do not use an extension cord. Do not plug the printer into a power outlet that is shared with heavy industrial equipment, such as motors, or appliances, such as copiers or coffee makers.

  • Page 23: Unpacking The Printer

    UNPACKING THE PRINTER Unpack the printer as follows: 1. Open the carton and remove the printer and its components. Make sure that you have all of the items shown below. Note that the power cord supplied depends on the printer model (100-120 or 220-240 VAC power supply).

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    For example, the original packaging is ideal for use when you move or ship your printer to another location. NOTE The interface cable is not included with the printer. You must purchase it separately. Connection of the interface cable is described later in this chapter.

  • Page 25: Checking Options And Supplies

    If you ordered a printer with the interface, the board is already installed in the printer. Make sure that you received all the options you ordered. Once you are sure you have everything, you are ready to assemble the printer. SETTING UP...

  • Page 26: Assembling The Printer

    Install the cut sheet stand as described below: 1. Referring to the following figure, locate the two grooved notches on the top of the printer, behind the top cover. Note that each notch has a front groove and a rear groove.

  • Page 27: Installing The Ribbon Cartridge

    User's Manual 3. Hold the cut sheet stand at an angle over the top of the printer. Slide the mounting pins into the long, front grooves of the notches. This is the cut sheet stand's up position, used for printing single sheets.

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    Preparing the ribbon cartridge CAUTION Do not turn the ribbon feed knob in counterclockwise direction. 4. Verify that the power to the printer is off. (Make sure that the circle mark on the power switch is pressed.). Installing the ribbon cartridge 5.

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    User's Manual 7. Align the print head position with the dot mark (green) on the printer ejection cover. WARNING Avoid touching the print head while using or immediately after using the printer, as doing so may lead to burns. Wait until the print head cools down before touching it.

  • Page 30: Getting Acquainted With Your Printer

    Now that your printer is assembled, take a moment to become familiar with its major parts. Looking at the printer from the front right side, you can see the parts of the printer shown in the figure below. Print guide...

  • Page 31: Connecting The Power Cord

    CONNECTING THE POWER CORD User's Manual Looking at the printer from the back with the cut sheet stand and back cover removed, you can see the following parts of the printer: Ejection cover Paper guide Back cover Power connector Forms tractors...

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    ONLINE indicator will light (green). NOTE If no forms are loaded, the printer may beep and the red PAPER OUT indicator may light and the ONLINE indicator will not light if the paper select lever is set backward to the continuous forms position. Move the paper select lever forward to the single sheet position (as described in the next section).

  • Page 33: Testing The Printer (offline)

    1. Make sure that the paper thickness lever (located on the top right of the printer) is at position 1. Make sure that the paper select lever (located on the top left of the printer) is set to the front, as shown below.

  • Page 34: Printing The Self-test

    Printing the Self-Test The printer has a built-in self-test program. The self-test prints the firmware version, the names of the printer’s resident emulations, and all of the charac- ters available in the emulations. The self-test prints 80 characters per line.

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    User's Manual Starting the self-test 3. Allow printing to continue for a dozen or more lines of repeat printing. To stop printing, press the TEAR OFF button. Manually turn the platen knob clockwise to remove the test page. NOTE Do not try to use the LF/FF (line feed/form feed) button to eject the paper.

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    • Press the TEAR OFF button to restart printing. If the print quality remains poor, turn off the printer and contact your dealer for assistance. Sample self-test page 5. To exit the self-test mode, press the ONLINE button. The printer will return online. User's Manual...

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    User's Manual NOTE The printer can also print a special “demo pattern” that illustrates some of the printer’s capabilities. To print the demo pattern: 1. Load a sheet of letter or A4 size paper. 2. Turn the printer off .

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    SETTING UP Demo pattern 2-18 User's Manual...

  • Page 39: Connecting The Printer To Your Computer

    Selecting a Serial Interface Cable For the serial interface, use a cable that meets the following specifications: At the printer end, use a 25-pin male connector, such as a Cannon DB- 25P or its equivalent. To determine the type of connector your computer requires, refer to your computer user manual or ask your dealer.

  • Page 40: Selecting A Usb Cable

    Connecting the Interface Cable To connect the interface cable: 1. Turn off both the printer and the computer. 2. Pull the shutter on the left side of the printer upward as far as it will go. Shutter Opening the shutter...

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    CAUTION Take care not to use excessive force when pushing the back of the shutter toward the front of the printer. Otherwise, the shutter tabs may be damaged. SETTING UP Tabs...

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    To reattach the shutter, tilt the shutter and insert one of its convex parts into the installation hole of the printer, and then insert the other part in the other hole. After inserting both convex parts, lower and push the shutter in to its original position.

  • Page 43: Selecting An Emulation

    This section describes the available emulations and their selection. For Experienced Users: The printer’s preselected factory setting is the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. If this emulation is acceptable, you may skip this section. An emulation is a set of commands used by your software to communicate with the printer.

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    To select an emulation, proceed as follows: 1. Turn the printer on and load a sheet of paper. To change a single printer setting, such as the emulation, you can use a single sheet paper. To change several printer settings as described in Chapter 5, you must load continuous forms paper.

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    <EMULATE> options: ESC/P2 The currently selected emulation is indicated by a short underline. In the figure shown above, the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation is selected. 4. Select an emulation. Press the LOAD button repeatedly to position the red cursor under the required emulation.

  • Page 46: Printing A Sample Page (online)

    If you are using a serial interface, the printer may not work at all or it may print a lot of “?” characters. In this case, the serial settings on the printer do not match those of your computer or your software.

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    (described in Chapter 5) to make required changes in the page layout or other print features. If the printer does not print or prints the wrong characters, proceed as follows: • Make sure that the interface cable is properly connected.

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    You are now finished setting up and testing the printer. To familiarize yourself with everyday printer operations, such as loading paper, selecting print features, and printing, see Chapters 3 and 4.

  • Page 49: Installing The Printer Driver

    User's Manual A printer driver is required for using the printer in a Windows environment. Special printer drivers for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, XP, and 2003 are provided with the DL3750+/3850+ printer. For information about how to install printer drivers, refer to Readme.txt of the printer driver to be installed.

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    SETTING UP 2-30 User's Manual...

  • Page 51: Chapter3 Paper Handling

    Tips for paper handling are given at the end of this chapter. Check that section if you are using multipart forms, envelopes, or labels. The printer can handle either single sheets or continuous forms. Single sheets, also called cut sheets, include envelopes and noncontinuous, multipart forms.

  • Page 52: Overview Of Paper Operations

    OPERATIONS The following levers and buttons are used in paper handling: • Paper select lever at the top left corner of the printer • Paper thickness lever at the top right corner of the printer • LF/FF, TEAR OFF, LOAD, and MENU buttons on the control panel (A different function is enabled when each button is pressed in conjunction with the ONLINE button.)

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    Lever/Button LF/FF TEAR OFF LOAD MENU Paper select lever * Paper thickness lever User's Manual Table 3.1 Levers and Buttons Used for Paper Handling Purpose Form feed Press and hold LF/FF to execute a form feed. Continuous forms are fed forward by one page.

  • Page 54: Adjusting For Paper Thickness

    (original plus four copies). For details on paper thickness specifications, see Appendix B. The paper thickness lever, located at the top right corner of the printer, allows you to adjust for different paper thicknesses. Be sure to adjust the paper thickness lever whenever you change the number of copies being printed.

  • Page 55: Using Single Sheets

    Loading a Single Sheet of Paper To load a sheet of paper into the cut sheet stand: 1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Check that rear-fed continu- ous forms are retracted to the park position. (For details, see the section Unloading Continuous Forms later in this chapter.)

  • Page 56: Adjusting The Left Margin

    0.1 inch. When the left paper guide is positioned all the way to the right, the left margin is approximately 5 mm (0.2 inch). To help align paper, also use the two inch-based rulers on the ejection cover of the printer. The gradations on the ruler are for 10 columns per inch.

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    The paper will move forward or backward in 1/180-inch increments. Loading a sheet of paper 7. Place the printer online. Print a sample page and check the page margins. Make the following adjustments, as necessary: • Horizontal alignment. Readjust the paper guides if required.

  • Page 58: Ejecting Single Sheets

    Continuous forms paper, fanfolded at the horizontal perforations, is ideal for printing rough drafts and long files. The paper is fed into the printer using the forms tractors. The forms tractors unit at the rear of the printer pushes paper from the rear to the platen.

  • Page 59: Positioning The Paper Stack

    PAPER HANDLING Positioning the Paper Stack Place the stack of continuous forms paper directly below the rear of the printer. After the paper is installed in the printer, the paper path should look like this: Good placement Feed from rear slot...

  • Page 60: Loading Continuous Forms

    This section explains how to use continuous forms. The tractor unit pushes continuous forms. To load continuous forms paper: 1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Remove any single- sheet paper from the printer. 2. If necessary, readjust the paper thickness lever for continuous forms.

  • Page 61: Adjusting The Left Margin

    4. Release the tractor locking levers by pulling them up. Open the tractor paper holders. See the following figure. 5. Position the right tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer). Push the right locking lever down to secure the tractor. Center the middle forms support.

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    3-12 6. Fit the paper feed holes onto the left and right tractor pins. Adjust the left tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer) to the width of the form. Close the paper holders. 7. Pull the left tractor (as seen from the rear) to stretch the paper taut.

  • Page 63: Adjusting The Tear Off Position

    User's Manual NOTE When you use continuous forms, make sure that the edges of both left and right paper guides do not touch the paper. Slide both paper guides flush against the ends of both sides. Good Continuous form Left paper guide Cut sheet stand...

  • Page 64: Unloading Continuous Forms

    LOAD button until the paper is parked. NOTE The printer can retract continuous forms paper a maximum of 55.8 cm (22 inches) per operation. 3. To remove the paper, raise the tractor paper holders and lift out the paper.

  • Page 65: Tearing Off Continuous Forms

    User's Manual Tearing Off Continuous Forms Your printer has a special “tear-off edge” that allows you to tear off printed pages without wasting paper. The tear-off edge is located on the ejection cover. To tear off continuous forms using the tear-off edge: 1.

  • Page 66: Feeding And Positioning Paper

    Use the line feed/form feed function to move paper forward. This function is valid when the printer is online or offline. Pressing and holding down the LF/ FF button feeds one sheet of paper. Pressing the LF/FF button once advances the paper one line (do not hold the button more than three seconds).

  • Page 67: Switching Paper Types

    If you have more than one type of job, it is often necessary to switch between continuous forms and single sheets. This section explains how to switch between paper types. It is not necessary to remove the continuous forms paper from the printer. Switching to Single Sheets To switch from continuous forms to single sheets: 1.

  • Page 68: Tips On Paper Handling

    PAPER HANDLING TIPS ON PAPER HANDLING 3-18 Switching to Continuous Forms To switch from single sheets to continuous forms: 1. If a sheet of paper is loaded, remove the paper by turning the platen knob or pressing and holding down the LF/FF button. CAUTION Failure to remove paper may cause a paper jam.

  • Page 69: Envelopes

    • Do not leave labels loaded in the printer. If labels curl around the platen, jamming may occur when printing is resumed. • Test-print labels before running a job. If jams occur, set the paper thickness lever to a wider position.

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    PAPER HANDLING 3-20 User's Manual...

  • Page 71: Chapter4 Printing

    – if ever – have to use the control panel. In fact, your software often overrides the printer settings. If your software has limited options, you can use the printer control panel to select print features. Sometimes, the control panel enables you to select features not available through your software.

  • Page 72: Using Commercial Software

    Some of the print features include emulation, print quality, character pitch, and line spacing. When you first turn the printer on, the MENU 1 indicator is lit; that is, all of the print features assigned to MENU1 are enabled. However, you can easily switch to MENU2 before printing.

  • Page 73: Selecting Menu1 Or Menu2

    User's Manual Selecting MENU1 or MENU2 When you first turn the printer on, MENU1 is selected. To change to MENU2 or back to MENU1, proceed as follows: 1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. 2. Repeatedly press the MENU button. The lighted indicator (1 or 2) shows the menu selected.

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    PRINTING Table 4.1 MENU1 and MENU2 Settings Setting Print Feature Emulation Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS IBM Proprinter XL24E Epson ESC/P2 Font Courier 10 Prestige Elite 12 Compressed 17 Boldface PS Pica 10 Correspondence OCR-B 10 OCR-A 10 Courier Normal 10 (outline)

  • Page 75: Starting Or Stopping Printing

    Before you start to print, make sure that paper is loaded. Also, verify that the paper thickness lever is set to the appropriate position (1 to D). To start printing, press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Then start your software.

  • Page 76: Printing The Remaining Lines On A Page

    Printing the remaining lines on a page This method is convenient to continue printing under the paper-out condition. 1. Press the ONLINE button. The printer returns to online mode, prints or feeds one line, and the PAPER OUT indicator lights up again.

  • Page 77: Resuming After An Area Over Warning

    User's Manual Resuming after an Area Over warning The printer senses the left and right edges of paper and stores their positions when the paper is loaded. If your software will print data past either edge, the printer ignores that data but does not stop printing. Rather, the AREA OVER indicator lights to call your attention to the loss of data.

  • Page 78: Removing Printed

    Removing Single Sheets When you print using software, the printer automatically ejects each sheet of paper when the end of the printed page is reached. To eject sheets manually, use one of the following methods: •...

  • Page 79: Chapter5 Using Setup Mode

    • Select the printer’s optional settings • Help diagnose printer problems These setup mode functions can be done either offline, using the printer control panel (offline setup), or remotely, using a setup program in your computer system or software (online setup). Primarily, this chapter explains how to use the offline setup mode.

  • Page 80: Entering Setup Mode

    For Experienced Users: Once you are familiar with setup mode, you may want to use the flowchart at the end of this chapter for quick reference. The flowchart lists all printer setup functions, items, and options. Before entering setup mode, load continuous forms paper into the printer as described in Chapter 3.

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    If you do not hear a beep or hear an alarm beep (beeps four times), you are not in setup mode. Place the printer offline and try again. 4. When the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following information.

  • Page 82: Overview Of Setup Mode

    Select Function The initial printout contains a header, help menu, and <<FUNCTION>> menu. The header tells you that the printer is offline and in setup mode. The help menu provides a quick summary of how to use setup mode. The <<FUNCTION>>...

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    2. Press the TEAR OFF button or the MENU button to select the function. If the function has items and options, the printer prints the first item and its options. The MENU1, MENU2, HARDWRE, ADJUST, and CONFIG functions contain items that have selectable options.

  • Page 84: Setup Mode Example

    For each item, the short-underlined option is the current default option (the option currently saved in the printer’s permanent memory). In the previous example, the default options are Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation, Courier 10 font, and letter print quality. The chart on the next page summarizes how to select options such as emulation, font, and print quality and how to use functions that do not have options.

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    USING SETUP MODE Summary of setup mode User's Manual...

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    8. Exit setup mode, saving the new font and pitch. Since the cursor is under SAVE & END, press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button to select SAVE & END. The printer saves Prestige Elite 12 and 12 cpi as the new power-on defaults in MENU2.

  • Page 87: Points To Remember

    SAVE & END function. For details, see the section Exiting and Saving later in this chapter. To exit setup mode without saving your changes, turn the printer off. Your previous power-on defaults are active when you turn the printer on again.

  • Page 88: Printing A List Of Selected Options

    V-ALMNT 5-10 The LIST function prints a list of all the printer’s currently selected options. This function is useful for checking the printer settings when you first enter setup mode or just before you exit. To print a list of options, load continuous forms paper and then proceed as follows: 1.

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    USING SETUP MODE (*1) LOADTIM is printed after this line when AUTO option is selected for CUTLOAD. Printout of factory defaults using LIST User's Manual 5-11...

  • Page 90: Deciding Which Options To Change

    DECIDING WHICH OPTIONS TO CHANGE 5-12 The previous page shows a printout of the printer’s factory default settings. In this printout, options are listed by functional group: • Menu 1 settings (MENU1 function) • Menu 2 settings (MENU2 function) • Hardware settings (HARDWRE function) •...

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    DUPLEX computer operating system. If the settings are not the same, the printer will not print or will print garbage. See the section Changing Hardware Options later in this chapter.

  • Page 92: Changing Menu1 And Menu2 Options

    Chapter 4. MENU1 is invoked when you first turn the printer on. Select the same emulation on the printer as is selected in your software. If the emulations are not the same, the printer will not work correctly with your software.

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    Select the same emulation as is selected in your software. See the section Selecting an Emulation in Chapter 2 for information on selecting an emulation. DPL24C+ Fujitsu DL-series printers (DPL24C PLUS command set) XL24E IBM Proprinter XL24E printers ESC/P2 Epson printers using the ESC/P2...

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    MENU2 Items <FONT> TIMLS-N (continued) TIMLS-B TIMLS-I DOWNLD# Font 0 or font 1 in the printer’s download See Appendix F for font examples. <QUALITY> Select the print quality that most often meets your needs. LETTER Letter print quality. This option provides the highest resolution but the slowest print speed.

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    User's Manual Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    5-18 Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    User's Manual Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    5-20 Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    User's Manual Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    5-22 Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    User's Manual Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    5-24 Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    User's Manual Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

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    5-26 Table 5.3 MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options (Cont.) NOTES: • Underlined options are the factory defaults. • Asterisks identify items and options that differ for the IBM XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations. The notes are defined at the end of the table. MENU1 and Options MENU2 Items...

  • Page 105: Procedure

    1. Enter setup mode. Place the printer offline. Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing. The following <<FUNCTION>> menu is...

  • Page 106: Resetting Menu1 And Menu2

    5-28 NOTE Whenever you select a new emulation, all MENU1 or MENU2 options are reset to the factory defaults for that emulation. 4. If necessary, change the other MENU1 or MENU2 options. Press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to move the cursor to the option you want to select.

  • Page 107: Changing Hardware Options

    The HARDWRE function defines the printer’s hardware operating condi- tions. If you are using the optional RS-232C serial interface, the serial interface options must be set properly for the printer to function correctly with your system hardware. Table 5.4 describes the HARDWRE items and options . Items are listed in the order in which they are printed.

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    Unidirectional printing is slower than bidirectional printing. Enables or disables the printer status buzzer. Buzzer on (recommended). The printer beeps to indicate paper- out or other conditions.

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    Serial Interface or USB interface Items. The following <FORMAT> to <DUPLEX> items are not printed when you select the PARALEL option for the <INTRFCE> item. Be sure that the options selected on the printer are the same as the options selected using your computer operating system or your software.

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    5-32 Table 5.4 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Items <FORMAT> 8NONE 1 8NONE 2 8EVEN 1 8ODD 1 7EVEN 1 7ODD 1 7MARK 1 7SPACE 1 7EVEN 2 7ODD 2 The data format also includes a start bit.

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    The DC1 and DC3 codes are used. The Data Terminal Ready signal is used. REV-CHL The Reverse Channel signal is used. <DSR> IGNORE DSR is ignored by the printer. DETECT DSR is detected by the printer. <DUPLEX> FULL Simultaneous data transmission occurs in opposite directions.

  • Page 112: Procedure

    1. Enter setup mode. Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: HARDWRE...

  • Page 113: Changing Print Position Adjustment Options

    The top edge of your paper is the physical top of the page. The logical top of the page, as “understood” by the printer when loading paper, is called the top-of-form. Printing starts at this position. Note that printing actually starts at the position obtained by adding the following: •...

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    5-36 Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Items <CNT-ORG> 1/6 IN 1.8/6 IN 6/6 IN 66/6 IN <CNTFINE> 0/180, ..., 29/180 <CNT-ORG> 1/6 IN 1.8/6 IN 6/6 IN 66/6 IN <CUTFINE> 0/180, ..., 29/180 Description Sets the top-of-form for continuous...

  • Page 115

    User's Manual Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Items <CNT-LFT> –10/90, ..., 0/90, ..., 10/90 <CUT-LFT> –10/90, ..., 0/90, ..., 10/90 <CUT-ADJ> –21/360, –14/360, –7/360, 0/360, 7/360, 14/360, 21/360, GRAPHIC (*1) –28/360, –21/360, <CNT-ADJ>...

  • Page 116

    USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) ADJUST Options Description Items <==END==> Indicates the end of the ADJUST item list. Press MENU to print the first item, which is <CNT-ORG>. Press TEAR OFF to print the last item, which is <CUTADJL>.

  • Page 117: Procedure

    The following example shows how to adjust the top-of-form setting for continuous forms. 1. Enter setup mode. Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: ADJUST CONFIG DEFAULT 2.

  • Page 118: Changing Configuration Options

    If necessary, reenter setup mode and fine-tune the top-of-form position by changing the <CNTFINE> option. The CONFIG function defines the printer’s primary configuration. You can set the following options to ensure that the printer meets your requirements: • Tear off for continuous forms •...

  • Page 119

    <TEARPOS> Tearoff position. VISIBLE Select this option when your software positions forms to the next top-of-form after printing the last data. The printer performs tearoff feed without adding a form feed when data transfer has stopped. ALWAYS Select this option when your software stops after printing the last data.

  • Page 120

    ESC SUB I, ESC CR P (DPL24C+) ESC Q # (IBM XL24E) The printer decodes commands after storing all data (including commands) in the input buffer. This speeds data reception because the printer does not require decoding time during data reception. User's Manual...

  • Page 121

    Area-over detection control. ENABLE Detects the left and right edges of paper when loading the paper. The printer does not print data beyond the edges, but turns on the AREA OVER indicator. DISABLE Does not detect the edges. Select this option when you are using colored or preprinted paper.

  • Page 122

    5-44 Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Items Options <CONT-PE> TRACTOR EDGE GATHER ENABLE DISABLE CUT-CTL PRCISIN SPEED Description Detection of end of continuous forms. Paper end is detected by the sensor on the tractor unit.

  • Page 123

    User's Manual Table 5.6 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Items Options SKIP-PR Setting of printing speed change processing (skip) ENABLE The skip processing is executed. When a certain amount of blank spaces are found in a line, it changes the printing speed for the blank spaces.

  • Page 124

    DRIVER SETUP <==END==> Description Setting of priority on TOF control to a printer driver specification or a setup specification. TOF control determines the amout of the top margin when paper is fed to the home position. Driver specification is given priority.

  • Page 125: Procedure

    1. Enter setup mode. Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: ADJUST...

  • Page 126: Exiting And Saving

    To exit setup mode immediately, select the SAVE & END function. Any settings changed while in setup mode are saved as the new power-on defaults for the printer. The new defaults remain active until you change them again. NOTE The only way to exit setup mode without saving your changes is to turn off the printer.

  • Page 127: Resetting Defaults

    The defaults are enabled whenever you turn the printer on. The easiest way to reset the power-on defaults is to turn the printer off and then on again. This method is useful if you have made changes in setup mode that you do not want to save.

  • Page 128: Using The Diagnostic Functions

    USING THE DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTIONS 5-50 1. Enter setup mode. Press the TEAR OFF button and the ONLINE button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG DEFAULT 2.

  • Page 129: Printing The Self-test

    V-ALMNT User's Manual Printing the Self-Test The SELF-TST function prints test pages to check how the printer operates independently of your computer. The self-test does not check the interface between the computer and the printer. The self-test prints the printer’s firmware version, its resident emulations, and all of the characters available in the currently selected character set.

  • Page 130: Printing Hex Dumps

    The printer permanently saves any changes made while in setup mode and returns online. The self-test can also be started by turning off the printer, and then pressing the LF/FF button while turning the printer back on. As described in Chapter 2, this method is useful when you first set up the printer.

  • Page 131: Procedure

    3. Print the hex dump. To start hex dump printing, send your file or program to the printer. The printer goes online and prints the hex dump. Press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button to pause during hex dump printing.

  • Page 132

    Any data that was sent to the printer but not printed is discarded (cleared). You can also enter hex dump mode, by turning off the printer, and then turning the printer back on while simultaneously pressing the ONLINE button and the LF/FF button until the printer beeps.

  • Page 133: Checking Vertical Print Alignment (v-almnt)

    Procedure Make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded in the printer. If possible, use forms at least 216 mm (8.5 inches) wide for 80 column printers or 356mm (14inches) wide for 136 colmun prnters to avoid printing on the platen.

  • Page 134

    Repeatedly press the LOAD button or the LF/FF button to position the red cursor under V-ALMNT, then press the MENU button or the TEAR OFF button to select the V-ALMNT function. The printer prints the help menu then starts printing rows of parallel bars using letter quality speed.

  • Page 135: Setup Mode Reference

    To exit the V-ALMNT function, you must exit setup mode. Correct vertical print alignment The following flowchart shows how setup mode is organized for the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. Differences in the IBM Proprinter XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations are summarized after the flowchart.

  • Page 136: Dpl24c Plus Organization

    USING SETUP MODE DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION This menu is not displayed on the DL3750+ printer. 5-58 User's Manual...

  • Page 137

    USING SETUP MODE User's Manual 5-59...

  • Page 138: Differences In Ibm Proprinter Xl24e Emulation

    5-60 Differences in IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation In the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from the DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways: • The following options are different: CHAR-W: NORMAL * CHAR-H: NORMAL * 2 TIMES •...

  • Page 139: Differences In Epson Esc/p2 Emulation

    User's Manual Differences in Epson ESC/P2 Emulation In the Epson ESC/P2 emulation, MENU1 and MENU2 differ from the DPL24C PLUS emulation in the following ways: • The ZEROFNT and LF-CODE items are not defined. • The following options are different: PAGE LG: 4.0 IN LANGUGE: USA...

  • Page 140: Online Setup Mode

    The tedious task of setting up printer features one-by-one from the control panel and printing and checking the desired options on paper can be avoided by using online setup mode. In online setup mode, printer features are set via the computer rather than the printer control panel.

  • Page 141: Chapter6 Maintenance

    It is easier to clean the printer when the front cover, the ejection cover, and the cut sheet stand and back cover are removed.

  • Page 142: Printer Interior

    MAINTENANCE 3. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer, including the covers and separator. A mild detergent may be used. CAUTION Do not use solvents, kerosene, or abrasive cleaning materials that may damage the printer.

  • Page 143: Cleaning The Platen And Exit Rollers

    Dry the rollers using a dry cloth. There are two ways of replacing the ribbon. You can install a new ribbon cartridge in the printer or refill the old ribbon cartridge with new ribbon from a ribbon subcassette. Appendix A lists order numbers for ribbon cartridges and ribbon subcassettes.

  • Page 144

    Move to D. Paper thickness lever 4. To remove the ribbon cartridge, press the ribbon release levers located on either side of the cartridge and carefully lift the cartridge out of the printer. Print head Removing the ribbon cartridge Print guide...

  • Page 145

    Preparing the ribbon cartridge CAUTION Do not turn the ribbon feed knob in counterclockwise direction.. 6. Verify that the power to the printer is off. (Make sure that the circle mark on the power switch is pressed.). Installing the ribbon cartridge 7.

  • Page 146

    MAINTENANCE 9. Align the print head position with the dot mark (green) on the printer ejection cover. WARNING Avoid touching the print head while using or immediately after using the printer, as doing so may lead to burns. Wait until the print head cools down before touching it.

  • Page 147: Replacing The Print Head

    To remove the print head: 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge. 3. Pull the right end of the head lock wire forward to release it from the hook at the right of the print head carriage. Then release the wire from the center hook.

  • Page 148

    MAINTENANCE To install the print head: 1. Carefully fit the mounting guide grooves of the print head on the locating studs on the carriage. 2. Push the print head into the connector and hook the wire into place in the reverse order of removal. User's Manual...

  • Page 149: Chapter7 Trouble-shooting

    This chapter is organized as follows: • Solving problems • Diagnostic functions • Getting help The tables in this section describe common printer problems and their solutions. The following types of problems are considered: • Print quality problems • Paper handling problems •...

  • Page 150

    "?" characters are your software is the same as the emulation printed. selected on the printer. See the section Selecting an Emulation in Chapter 2. If you are using an RS-232C serial interface, make sure that the serial settings required by your software or computer are the same as the settings on the printer.

  • Page 151

    Lines are double Check the line spacing setting in your software. spaced instead of single spaced. Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer setup mode to CR ONLY. See the section Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in Chapter 5. The printer...

  • Page 152: Paper Handling Problems

    Make sure that the paper holder is closed and forms tractors are positioned correctly to match the width of your paper. Make sure that the printer does not detect the paper after you have ejected the loaded paper manually. If the printer detects paper even though it has already...

  • Page 153

    Problem Paper jams while Move the paper thickness lever to position D. loading. Turn off the printer and remove the jammed paper. Remove any obstructions from the paper path. Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set for the thickness of your paper.

  • Page 154: Tips For Clearing A Jammed Sheet From The Printer

    If a sheet of paper is jammed between the print head and the platen and cannot be removed, clear it as follows: 1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the recepta- cle. 2. Push up the locking levers to release the forms tractors and open the paper holders.

  • Page 155: Operating Problems

    In such cases, the buttons on the control panel can be used in the same manner as those when the printer is in the offline state. Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions...

  • Page 156

    *1 If the setup item PPR-OUT:IGNORE is specified, paper end is not detected. Recovery method - Execute the loading operation. - Press the online button to turn the printer online. - When the cut sheets are loaded, remove the sheets once, and then insert them again.

  • Page 157: Printer Failures

    • +34 V overvoltage error No error condition is displayed if any of these errors occurs. Turn the printer off and back on, then rerun the same job to check if the error was transient. If the error recurs, contact your dealer.

  • Page 158: Diagnostic Functions

    If you are not able to correct a problem using this chapter, contact your dealer for assistance. Be prepared to provide the following information: • The printer number is on the rating label on the right side of the printer. The serial number and date of manufacture are on the label on the rear of the printer.

  • Page 159: Chapter8 Installing Options

    • RS-232C serial interface board The LAN card is a uset installable option, but can be installed only on a printer model with the parallel and USB interfaces. For information on the installation procedure, refer to the manual that comes with the LAN card.

  • Page 160

    INSTALLING OPTIONS User's Manual...

  • Page 161: Appendix A Supplies And Options

    Supplies Order Number Ribbon cartridges Black ribbon CA02374-C104 Ribbon subcassette Black ribbon CA02374-C204 Print head CA02281-E718 Option Order Number RS-232C serial interface board. CA02374-C992 LAN card KA02004-C990 Description Installable only on a printer model with the parallel and USB interfaces.

  • Page 162

    SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS User's Manual...

  • Page 163: Appendix B Printer And Paper Specifications

    User's Manual PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS This appendix gives the physical, functional, and performance specifications for the printer. It also gives detailed paper specifications. Dimensions 80 columns Height: 120 mm (4.72 in) Width: 415mm (16.3 in)

  • Page 164: Functional Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS Print method Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24-wire head Print direction Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirectional seeking Character cell Horizontal x vertical Letter (10 cpi): 36 x 24 dots Letter (12 cpi): 30 x 24 dots...

  • Page 165

    DHN) IBM 437 and 851 ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94 Total of 59 national character sets • Fujitsu character sets (691 characters) ESC/P2: • Italic character set Graphics character sets 1 and 2 • IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages 437,...

  • Page 166: Performance Specifications

    136 columns 136 cpl 163 cpl 204 cpl 231 cpl 244 cpl 272 cpl 12 cpi 135 cps 270 cps 270cps 432 cps 480 cps (for 80-column printer) 537cps (for 136-colmun printer) User's Manual...

  • Page 167

    User's Manual PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Line feed speed 80 ms per line at 6 lines per inch Form feed speed 5.6 inches per second Ribbon life Up to 5.0 million characters Certification Safety: Model Regulation M33331A/M33333A UL 60950 (for 100 to 120 VAC) CSA-C22.2 No.60950...

  • Page 168: Paper Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS PAPER SPECIFICATIONS 76-364 mm (3-14.3 in) for 80-column printer 76-420 mm (3-16.5 in) for 136-column printer Print Area This section illustrates the recommended print area for single sheets and continuous forms. 102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in) for 80-column printer 102-420 mm (4-16.5 in)

  • Page 169

    5.08-25.4 mm (0.2-1 in) for 80-column printer 5.08-32 mm (0.2-1.3 in) for 136-column printer User's Manual PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS 102-266.7 mm (4-10.5 in) for 80-column printer 102-420 mm (4-16.5 in) for 136-column printer 25.4 mm (1 inch) Print area 25.4 mm (1 inch)

  • Page 170: Paper Thickness

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Paper Thickness Paper thickness is given by the weight of the paper in either grams per square meter (g/m ) or in pounds per bond (lbs/bond). The following table shows the allowable paper thickness for one-part paper or for each sheet of multipart paper.

  • Page 171

    User's Manual PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Type of Paper Number of Parts Carbon-backed Do not use in high humidity environments. Bottom 2P 2P Middle 3P 3P Bottom Middle 4P 4P Middle Bottom Middle 5P 5P Middle Middle Bottom Carbon- Avoid using carbon-interleaved single sheets.

  • Page 172

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS User's Manual B-10...

  • Page 173

    COMMAND SETS This appendix describes printer commands and their parameters. This printer has three resident command sets: • Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set for Fujitsu DL series printers) • IBM Proprinter XL24E • Epson ESC/P2 Select the same emulation on the printer and in your software. If your software emulations include DPL24C PLUS, select DPL24C PLUS for optimum performance.

  • Page 174: Appendix C Command Sets

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) FUJITSU DPL24C PLUS This section describes the printer commands for the DPL24C PLUS com- mand set which is the native command set of this printer. Function Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on Double-strike (bold) printing off...

  • Page 175

    User's Manual Function Double-height characters on/off (on: n = 1, off: n =0) This command does not adjust the line spacing. Multiwidth and height printing n = 0: Not adjusted 1: Character pitch multiplied 2: Line spacing multiplied 3: Character pitch and line spacing multiplied : Tens digit of horizontal multiple : Units digit of horizontal multiple...

  • Page 176

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Select printing style This command allows you to combine various printing styles. The value of n is the sum of the values of the styles you want to combine. n = 0: Pica pitch 1: Elite pitch 4: Condensed 8: Shadow 16: Bold...

  • Page 177: Command Sets

    User's Manual Function Set character offset to n/120 inch Cancelled by CR or ESC x. (0 < n < 63) (64 < n < 127) Set character pitch to n/360 inch (0 < n < 999) , and n are the hundreds, tens, and units digits.

  • Page 178

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Tabulation Horizontal tab execution Set horizontal tabs The values of n to n in this command are the ASCII values of the print columns (at the current character width) at which tabs are to be set. (1 <...

  • Page 179

    5: Sweden/Finland 6: Italy 7: Spain 8: Denmark 2 Clear print buffer Select printer Deselect printer (ignore input) Force most significant bit to 1 Force most significant bit to 0 Cancel control over most significant bit COMMAND SETS Command ESC C NUL (n) or...

  • Page 180

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) Function Select code table n = 0: Code page 437 1: Code page 850 2: Code page 860 3: Code page 863 4: Code page 865 5: ISO 8859-1/ECMA 94 Select extended character by character number (0 <...

  • Page 181

    User's Manual Function • n (bit 0 to 2: Specification of font number) (1) Resident fonts m = 0, 0 m = 1, 0 Courier 10 OCR-B Prestige elite 12 OCR-A Draft Compressed Boldface PS Pica 10 Correspondence High-speed draft (2) Downloaded fonts n = 0: Downloaded font 0...

  • Page 182

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-10 Function Select character style (font attributes) n = 0: Upright 1: Italic Select stroke weight (font attributes) n = 249: –7 (reserved) 251: –5 (reserved) 253: –3 (light) 0: 0 (medium) 3: 3 (bold) 5: 5 (black) 7: 7 (ultrablack) Select typeface (font attributes) n = 1: Pica...

  • Page 183

    User's Manual Function Copy resident font to download area m = 0: Courier 10 1: Prestige Elite 12 2: Draft 3: Compressed 4: Boldface PS 5: Pica 10 6: Correspondence 7: High-speed Draft n = 0: Downloaded font 0 1: Downloaded font 1 Create download font •...

  • Page 184

    Graphics type m graphics Graphics type m graphics Single-density graphics Double-density graphics High-speed double-density graphics Quadruple-density graphics 360 dot per inch 24-pin graphics Initialize Printer Reset printer Reset printer Initialize printer Bar Code Printing Print bar code Total number of parameters...

  • Page 185

    User's Manual Function Type of bar code ASCII Decimal Hex Type of bar code Codebar (nw-7) EAN 13 EAN 8 Code 3 to 9 Industrial 2 of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5 Matrix 2 of 5 UPC type A Code 128 UPC type A with checkdigit printing Width of narrow bar in 1/1440...

  • Page 186

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-14 Function Miscellaneous Sound bell Enable paper-out sensor Ignore paper-out sensor Typewriter mode on/off (on: n=1, off: n=0) Move print head to home position Unidirectional printing on/off (on: n=1, off: n=0) Select CR code definition n = 0: CR = CR only 1: CR = CR + LF Select LF code definition n = 0: LF = LF only...

  • Page 187: Factory Default Settings

    User's Manual Factory Default Settings The following table describes the printer commands used to control options of the items that can be selected in printer setup mode. Command param- eters are omitted. Item Selectable options in setup mode Emulate DPL24C+, XL24E, ESC/P2...

  • Page 188

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-16 Item Selectable options in setup mode Attributes NONE, ITALICS, CONDNSD, SHADOW, BOLD Page 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, length 8.5, 11.0, 11.6, 12.0, 14.0, 18.0 IN Left end 1 , 2, 3, ... , 41 COLM 1 , 2, 3, ...

  • Page 189

    Perfora- SKIP, NO-SKIP tion skip Paper 8.0 IN, 11.0 IN, 11.4 IN, 13.6IN, width (8.0 IN is default for 80-column printer, and 13.6 IN is default for 136-column printer) Zero font NO-SLSH, SLASH ENABLE, DISABLE CR code CR-ONLY, CR & LF LF code LF-ONLY, LF &...

  • Page 190: Ibm Proprinter Xl24e Emulation

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) IBM PROPRINTER XL24E EMULATION C-18 This section describes the printer commands for the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended com- mands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Print Mode Control...

  • Page 191

    COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) User's Manual Function Condensed characters on Condensed and elite characters off Subscript or superscript printing on (subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0) Subscript and superscript printing off Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) Overline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) Horizontal Control Space...

  • Page 192

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-20 Function Change graphics line spacing base to 1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3) = 4, m 0 < t < 255, 0 < t < 255, t = 180 or 216 Tabulation Horizontal tab execution Set horizontal tabs...

  • Page 193

    Code page 437 Code page 850 Code page 860 Code page 863 Code page 865 Clear input buffer Select printer Deselect printer (ignore input) Downloading Select resident or downloaded font Ex. n = 0: Resident Draft 2: Resident Courier 4: Downloaded Draft...

  • Page 194

    Unidirectional printing on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) Add a carriage return to all line feeds (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) Printer offline Enter online setup mode* Select default settings Command ESC K (n...

  • Page 195: Epson Esc/p2 Emulation

    COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) EPSON ESC/P2 EMULATION User's Manual This section describes the printer commands for the Epson ESC/P2 emula- tion. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Print Mode Control...

  • Page 196

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-24 Function Select line = 3, n = 0, d = 0: Ignore command 1: Underline 2: Strike through 3: Overscore = 0 or 4: Cancel line selection 1: Single line 2 or 3: Double line 5: Single-dotted line 6 or 7: Double-dotted line Select printing style...

  • Page 197

    COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) User's Manual Function Set character pitch to (n x 256)/360 inch (0 < n < 255) (0 < n < 4) Select character pitch (specify unit o pitch) = 1, n d = 10 to 19: 10/3600 inch = 1/360 inch d = 20 to 29: 20/3600 inch = 1/180 inch d = 30 to 39: 30/3600 inch = 1/120 inch d = 40 to 49: 40/3600 inch = 1/90 inch...

  • Page 198

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-26 Function Set vertical tabs The values of n to n in this command are the ASCII values of the lines (at the current line spacing) at which tabs are to be set. (1 < n < 255) (1 < k < 16) Move to dot line (d x 256)/360 = 2, n...

  • Page 199

    COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) User's Manual Function Character Set Control Select character set 1 Select character set 2 Select character set table n = 0: Italics character set 1: Graphics character set 2: Downloaded character set 3: Graphics character set Select international character set n = 0: USA 1: France 2: Germany...

  • Page 200

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-28 Function Assign a character set to active character set number 0 to 3 = 3, n = 0: Active character set number 0 1: Active character set number 1 2: Active character set number 2 3: Active character set number 3 = 0: Italic 1: PC 437 (USA)

  • Page 201

    COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) User's Manual Function Select type style •Bitmap font: n = 0: Courier 1: Courier 2: Courier 3: Prestige 4: Courier 5: OCR-B 6: OCR-A 7: Courier 8: Courier 9: Courier •Scalable font: n = 0: Timeless 1: Nimbus Sans ® 2: Courier 3: Timeless 4: Timeless...

  • Page 202

    Move print head to home position Unidirectional printing on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) Initialize printer Enter online setup mode * * Indicates extended commands not supported by the original printer. Command ESC * (m) (n ) (n (data)

  • Page 203: Appendix D Interface Information

    Centronics parallel interface, a RS-232C serial interface, a USB interface, or a LAN interface. You can specify the interface selection mode so that the printer uses which interface or it can automatically select the interface from which it first receives data.

  • Page 204: Compatible Mode

    Description tion This signal is a strobe pulse for reading data (Data 1 to 8). The printer reads data when this signal is low. The pulse width must be 1 µs or more at the receiving terminal. Data 8 (pin 9) is the most significant bit;...

  • Page 205

    Printer chassis ground line. FG and SG are connected. Twisted pair return lines If this signal is low for more than 50 µs, the printer is reset to the initial condition and is placed online. printer is offline, paper is out, or when there is a printer error.

  • Page 206: Nibble Mode

    This signal is set low then goes high to interrupt the host, indicating that data is available. Data bit 3, data bit 7, then forward path (host to printer) busy status Data bit 2, then data bit 6 Reverse idle phase:...

  • Page 207

    This signal is set low when the printer is ready to send data to the host. During the data transfer, it is used as data bit 0 (LSB), then data bit 4.

  • Page 208: Data Transmission Timing

    0 µs < T5 < 3 µs 2 µs < T6 < 6 µs In bidirectional mode (nibblemode), this printer can send data to the compu- ter. Data is sent in units of four bits (nibble) using four output signal lines as data paths.

  • Page 209: Serial Interface

    User's Manual RS-232C is the standard serial interface for data terminal equipment. The cable connector at the printer side should be a D-subminiature Cannon or Cinch DB-25P male connector or equivalent that conforms to EIA standards. The table that follows shows the pin assignments commonly used by most computers.

  • Page 210: Serial Options

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Serial Options The serial options for the computer and the printer must match. Use the printer control panel, the computer operating system, or your software to change options specified as “selectable.” Transmission mode: Asynchronous, full duplex, or half duplex...

  • Page 211

    The CTS and DSR input control signals are enabled; CD is ignored. DSR must be high when the printer receives data. If the printer has data to be transmitted to the computer, the printer transmits the data when both DSR and CTS are high.

  • Page 212: Serial Protocols

    A protocol is a set of instructions that control the way data is transmitted between devices such as a computer and printer. The protocol ensures that the computer does not send information to the printer faster than the informa- tion can be processed. By telling the computer when the printer can receive data, the protocol prevents the printer’s buffer from overflowing.

  • Page 213: Usb Interface

    USB INTERFACE User's Manual Cable This printer supports the USB 1.1 Full speed specification. To connect to the host, use USB 2.0-compliant INF cables (5 meters (196 inch) or shorter). (Use the shielded cables.) Connector pin alignment No. Signal line name...

  • Page 214: Lan Interface

    INTERFACE INFORMATION LAN INTERFACE D-12 Cable This printer supports the 10Base-T and 100Base-TX cables. Connector pin alignment No. Signal line name Function TXO+ NIC-HUB Transmit data + TXO- NIC-HUB Transmit data - RXI+ HUB-NIC Receive data + RXI- HUB-NIC Receive data -...

  • Page 215: (dpl24c Plus And Ibm Xl24e Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS 1 AND 2 (DPL24C PLUS AND IBM XL24E EMULATION) User's Manual CHARACTER SETS Below are character sets 1 and 2 of Code Page 437, available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Characters enclosed in boxes differ for sets 1 and 2.

  • Page 216: Italic And Graphics Character Sets (esc/p2 Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS ITALIC AND GRAPHICS CHARACTER SETS (ESC/ P2 EMULATION) The following shows character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. Characters differ in codes 128 to 255 (hex 80 to FF). Italic Character Set Graphics Character Set 1 User's Manual...

  • Page 217

    CHARACTER SETS Graphics Character Set 2 User's Manual...

  • Page 218: National Character Sets (all Emulations

    GERMAN (German) Below are the 52 national character sets available for all emulations of this printer. These character sets support different characters and symbols specific to different languages. Note that these tables are for Courier 10, a resident font, and that some national character sets do not have some characters and symbols whose use depends on resident fonts.

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    ISO8859/ECMA94 (ISO 8859-1/ECMA94) PAGE852/PG852-T (Code Page 852) User's Manual CHARACTER SETS PAGE850 (Code Page 850(Multilingual)) PAGE855 (Code Page 855)

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    CHARACTER SETS PAGE860 (Code Page 860(Portugal)) PAGE865 (Code Page 865(Nordic)) PAGE863 (Code Page 863 (Canada-French)) PAGE866 (Code Page 866(Cyrillic)) User's Manual...

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    HUNGARY/HUNG-T (Hungarian) POLISH/POLSH-T (Polish) User's Manual CHARACTER SETS SLOV/SLOV-T (Slovenian) MAZOWIA/MAZOW-T (Mazowian)

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    CHARACTER SETS LATIN2/LATN2-T (Latin2) TURKY/TURKY-T (Turkish) KAMENIC/KAMEN-T (Kamenicky) CYRILIC (Cyrillic) User's Manual...

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    CHARACTER SETS IBM437 (IBM 437) IBM851 (IBM 851) ELOT928 (ELOT 928) PG-DHN (Code Page DHN) User's Manual...

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    CHARACTER SETS LATIN-P (Latin Polish) LITHUA1 (Lithuanian 1) E-10 ISO-LTN (ISO Latin) LITHUA2 (Lithuanian 2) User's Manual...

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    User's Manual CHARACTER SETS MACEDON (Macedonian) E-11...

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    CHARACTER SETS PG-MAC DECGR E-12 ELOT927 GREEK 11 User's Manual...

  • Page 227

    PAGE862 HBR DEC User's Manual CHARACTER SETS HBR OLD ISO-TUK E-13...

  • Page 228

    CHARACTER SETS LATIN-9 RUSCII User's Manual E-14...

  • Page 229: National Character Sets (dpl24c Plus And Ibm Xl24e Emulation

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

  • Page 230: National Character Sets (esc/p2 Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian) NATIONAL CHARACTER SETS (ESC/P2 EMULATION) DANISH1 (Danish1) E-16 DANISH2 (Danish2) The following character sets differ from the graphics character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. SPANSH1 (Spanish1) User's Manual...

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    ITALIAN (Italian) JAPAN (Japanese) User's Manual CHARACTER SETS SPANSH2 (Spanish2) LATIN A (Latin American) E-17...

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    CHARACTER SETS NORWEGN (Norwegian) DANISH2 (Danish2) E-18 FRENCH (French) KOREA (Korea) User's Manual...

  • Page 233

    CHARACTER SETS LEGAL (Legal) User's Manual E-19...

  • Page 234: National Character Sets And Supported Resident Fonts (all Emulations

    RESIDENT FONTS (ALL EMULATIONS) E-20 In all emulations, this printer supports 50 national character sets for charac- ters and symbols specific to different languages. Some national character sets, however, do not have some characters and symbols and may not be usable, depending on resident fonts.

  • Page 235: Appendix F Resident Font

    User's Manual Resident font National Name in character set setup menu Swedish SWEDISH ISO 8859-1 ISO8859 ECMA94 ECMA94 Code Page 437 * PAGE437 Code Page 850 PAGE850 Code Page 852 PAGE852 Code two-Pass PAGE852-T Code Page 855 PAGE855 Code Page 860 PAGE860 Code Page 863 PAGE863...

  • Page 236

    CHARACTER SETS E-22 Resident font National Name in character set setup menu Kamenicky KAMENIC Kamenicky KAMEN-T two-pass Turkish TURKY Turkish two-pass TURKY-T Cyrillic CYRILIC IBM 437 IBM437 IBM 851 IBM851 ELOT 928 ELOT928 Code Page DHN PG-DHN Latin Polish LATIN-P ISO Latin ISO-LTN Lithuanian 1...

  • Page 237

    COURIER 10 PRESTIGE ELITE 12 DRAFT 12 COMPRESSED PICA 10 CORRESPONDENCE 10 HIGH-SPEED DRAFT 12 BOLDFACE PS OCR-B 10 OCR-A 10 User's Manual RESIDENT FONTS This appendix provides print samples of the printer's nineteen resident fonts. RESIDENT FONTS...

  • Page 238

    COURIER (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic NIMBUS SANS ® (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic TIMELESS (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic User's Manual...

  • Page 239: Glossary Of Terms

    The speed, in bits per second, at which data is transmitted to a device such as a printer. Baud rates apply to serial data only. 1200 baud equals approximately 120 characters per second. Alternate printing of lines from left to right and right to left.

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    A vertical section on a printed page. This printer can print 80-column pages at 10-pitch (10 characters per inch). A set of print and format commands used to control the printer. Each printer has its own resident command sets embedded in the printer firmware.

  • Page 241

    Dots per inch. A command set that allows one printer to print like another printer. This printer has three resident emulations: Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS (native command set), IBM proprinter XL24E, and Epson ESC/P2. A complete set of printable characters having the same size and style.

  • Page 242

    A standard paper size used in the United States and other countries. Paper is 8-1/2 x 11 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm). A signal to the printer that advances the paper forward one line. Line feeds can be executed either by your software or by pressing the LF/ FF button on the printer control panel.

  • Page 243

    A set of instructions that control how data is transmitted between devices such as a computer and printer. In rear feed, paper is fed from the rear of the printer. The forms tractor unit pushes paper into the printer. Fonts present (resident) in the printer’s permanent memory. For this...

  • Page 244

    Single sheets are sheets of paper, envelopes, and noncontinuous multipart forms fed into the printer using the cut sheet stand. Single sheets are also called cut sheets. Fonts downloaded from a disk to the printer memory. Soft fonts are also referred to as downloaded fonts.

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    A method for feeding continuous forms forward for printing. Holes on the sides of the forms fit over sprockets on two tractors located inside the printer. The forms are pushed for rear feeding. Printing is performed in one direction only, left to right.

  • Page 246

    GLOSSARY OF TERMS User's Manual GL-8...

  • Page 247

    Acounstic cover ... 2–10 Adjustments left margin ... 3–6, 3–11 paper select lever ... 3–2, 3–3 paper thickness lever ... 3–2, 3–3 paperthicknesslever ... 2–10 top-of-form ... 3–7, 5–36 AREA OVER indicator ... 4–7 ATTRIB ... 5–18 Attributes, font ... 5–18 Back cover ...

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    ... 5–15 types ... F–1, 1–2 Form feed ... 3–3, 3–16 Forms tractors ... 2–11 Front cover ... 2–10 Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS selecting ... 2–23, 5–15 <<FUNCTION>> menu ... 5–3 Functions ... 5–12 ADJUST ... 5–35 CONFIG ... 5–40 DEFAULT ...

  • Page 249

    ... C–18 selecting ... 2–23, 5–15 Installing cut sheet stand ... 2–6 power cord ... 2–11 print head ... 6–7 printer driver ... 2–29 ribbon cartridge ... 2–7 Interface connector ... 2–11 Items, setup ADJUST ... 5–39 HARDWRE ... 5–29 MENU1 ...

  • Page 250

    National character sets all emulations ... E–4 DPL24C PLUS/IBM XL24E ... E–15 ESC/P2 ... E–16 Number of copies ... B–3, 3–1 ON-LOAD ... 5–43 ONLINE button ... 2–26, 5–7 indicator ... 2–12 Online setup ... 5–62 Options, hardware Installing ... 81 order numbers ...

  • Page 251

    ... 4–2 with parallel interface ... 2–26 with serial interface ... 2–26 Problems operating ... 7–7 paper handling ... 7–4, 7–5 printer failures ... 7–1, 7–9 printing ... 7–1 solving ... 7–1 Protocols, serial ... D–10 PRT-DIR ... 5–30 User's Manual QUALITY ...

  • Page 252

    Setup mode changing configuration options ... 5–40 changing hardware options ... 5–29 changing MENU1 and 2 options ... 5–14 changing print position adjustment options ... 5–35 changing top-of-form ... 5–39 DPL24C PLUS flowchart ... 5–57 entering ... 5–2 example ... 5–6 exiting ...

  • Page 253

    Soft (download) fonts ... 4–1, 5–15 Software, using ... 2–26, 4–2 Specifications interface ... D–1 paper ... B–6 printer ... B–1 Supplies ... A–1 TEAR OFF button ... 3–3 Tear-off setup options ... 5–40 Tearing off forms ... 3–15 Testing printer offline ...

  • Page 254: Index

    INDEX User's Manual IN-8...

  • Page 255

    FUJITSU OFFICES Please send your comments on this manual or on Fujitsu products to the following addresses: North American Contact: FUJITSU CANADA INC. 6975 Creditveiw Road, Unit 1, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 8E9, CANADA Phone: (1-905) 286-9666 Fax : (1-905) 286-5977 European Contact: FUJITSU EUROPE LTD.

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    C147-E047-01EN...

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Dl3850+, Dl3750+

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