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    FUJITSU DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro DOT MATRIX PRINTER USER'S MANUAL...

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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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    User's Manual Energy Saving As an E ® Partner, FUJITSU LIMITED has determined that NERGY this product meets the E NERGY The International E NERGY international program that promotes energy saving through the use of computers and other office equipments. The program backs the development and dissemination of products with functions that effectively reduce energy consumption.

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    Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity According to Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC and Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, Annex3B. FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED, 135 Higashinozaki Hobara-machi Date-gun, Fukushima, 960-0695, Japan Declares, in sole responsibility, that the following products Product Type : DOT MATRIX PRINTER...

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    Fujitsu 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 Corpora- tion.

  • Page 8: About This Manual

    OPTIONS ABOUT THIS MANUAL Thank you for buying the Fujitsu DL3700 Pro/3800 Pro dot matrix printer. You can expect years of reliable service with very little maintenance. This manual explains how to use your printer to full advantage. It is written for both new and experienced printer users.

  • Page 9: Quick Reference

    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 WARNING indicates that personal injury may result if you do not follow a procedure correctly. CAUTION A CAUTION indicates that damage to the printer may result if you do not follow a procedure correctly. NOTE A NOTE provides “how-to” tips or suggestions to help you perform a procedure correctly.

  • Page 11: 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 Connecting the Interface Cable ...

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    CHAPTER 4 PRINTING Using Continuous Forms ... 3–12 Positioning the Paper Stack ... 3–13 Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor and Rear Feed) ... 3–14 Loading Continuous Forms (Pull Tractor and Bottom Feed) ... 3–17 Unloading Continuous Forms ... 3–22 Tearing Off Continuous Forms ... 3–22 Feeding and Positioning Paper ...

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    CHAPTER 5 USING SETUP MODE User's Manual 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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    APPENDIX A SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS APPENDIX B PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Cleaning ... 6–1 Cleaning and Vacuuming the Printer ... 6–1 Cleaning the Platen and Paper Bail Rollers ... 6–3 Replacing the Ribbon ... 6–3 Replacing the Print Head ... 6–7 Solving Problems ...

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    APPENDIX E CHARACTER SETS APPENDIX F RESIDENT FONTS ... GLOSSARY OF TERMS ... INDEX ... User's Manual Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS ... C–2 Factory Default Settings ... C–14 IBM Proprinter XL24E Emulation ... C–17 Epson ESC/P2 Emulation ... C–22 Parallel Interface ... D–1 Compatible Mode ...

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    User's Manual...

  • Page 17: Quick Reference

    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 FONT and MENU buttons at the same time while the ONLINE indicator is off (not lit).

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    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: Chapter 1 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 charac- ter set and graphics character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation.

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    • 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 to work in your application. A large download buffer allows you to use custom fonts.

  • Page 21: Options

    136-column printer. A cut sheet feeder allows single sheets to be fed automatically. • Color kit. You can turn your monochrome printer into a color printer. Seven-color printing using a color ribbon is possible if supported by your software.

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    INTRODUCTION User's Manual...

  • Page 23: Chapter 2 Setting Up

    • Test the printer before connecting it to your computer • Select an emulation and print a sample page using your software 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 recom- mended by your dealer. Do not use an extension cord. Do not plug the printer into a power outlet that is shared with heavy industrial equipment, such as motors, or appliances, such as copiers or coffee makers.

  • Page 25: Unpacking The Printer

    User's Manual 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 27: Checking Options And Supplies

    • Extra monochrome or color ribbon cartridges The RS-232C serial interface is a factory-installable option. If you ordered the interface, the board is already installed in the printer. Make sure that you received all the options you ordered. Installation of options is described in Chapter 8.

  • Page 28: 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 29: 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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    SETTING UP 3. Remove the ribbon cartridge from its package. For a black rib- bon cartridge, push in the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs snap into the cartridge and the ribbon feed mechanism engages. For a color ribbon cartridge (option), pull the ribbon release plate in the direction of the arrow and press the ribbon feed knob toward “FREE.”...

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    8. Close the front cover. NOTE A Fujitsu ribbon cassette is recommended. Dont't use other cassettes. If other cassettes are used, operating problems or damage of print head may be caused. SETTING UP...

  • Page 32: 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 33: 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: Cut sheet stand Top cover Back cover 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.

  • Page 35: 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 36: Printing The Self-test

    The self-test prints 80 characters per line. If you are using a color printer and ribbon, printing is in seven colors. To print a self-test page, make sure that a sheet of paper is loaded.

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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 FONT button or the MENU button. Manually turn the platen knob clockwise to remove the test page. NOTE Do not try to use the LF/FF (line feed/form feed) button to eject the paper.

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    • Press the FONT button or the MENU 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.

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    1. Load a sheet of letter or A4 size paper. 2. Turn the printer off . 3. While pressing the FONT button, turn the printer back on. The printer will start printing the demo pattern. 4. The demo pattern stops printing after one page. To pause or restart the demo during printing of a page, press the ONLINE button.

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

  • Page 41: Connecting The Printer To Your Computer

    Selecting a Serial Interface Cable For the serial interface, use a cable that meets the following specifica- tions: 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 42: Connecting The Interface Cable

    To connect the interface cable: 1. Turn off both the printer and the computer. 2. Pushing the top of the shutter on the right side of the printer by the thumb, lift the bottom of the shutter by fingers until the shutter stays open to access the connector.

  • Page 43: Selecting An Emulation

    For Experienced Users: The printer’s preselected factory setting is the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. If this emulation is acceptable, you may skip this section. An emulation is a set of commands used by your software to commu- nicate with the printer.

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    Determine which emulations your software supports. (Refer to your software documentation.) Since most software programs support this printer, try to run a program with the factory default emulation first. (DPL24C PLUS emulation is the factory default.) Try this emulation even if you are not sure of which emulation to choose.

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    SETTING UP 2. Enter setup mode. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. Then, press the FONT button and the MENU button. As the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following information: <<FUNCTION>> menu Function Red cursor on print guide Initial printout in setup mode Check that the <<FUNCTION>>...

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    <EMULATE> options: XL24E ESC/P2 The currently selected emulation is indicated by a short under- line. In the figure shown above, the Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation is selected. 4. Select an emulation. Press the LOCK button repeatedly to position the red cursor under the required emulation.

  • Page 47: Printing A Sample Page (online)

    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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    • Make sure that the printer emulation selected in your software is the same as that selected on the printer. • If you are using a serial interface, make sure that the printer serial interface settings are the same as those on the compu- ter.

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    If the printer still doesn’t work, consult your dealer or someone experienced in serial interface communications. 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.

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    SETTING UP 2-28 User's Manual...

  • Page 51: Chapter 3 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, and LOAD 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 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 continuous forms are retracted to the park position. (For details, see the section Unloading Continuous Forms later in this chapter.)

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

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    1/180-inch increments. LOAD 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: Loading Paper In The Cut Sheet Feeder (option)

    (To remove the brackets, open the separator and release their locking hooks from behind the separator.) 2. Remove the cut sheet stand from the printer. (Set the cut sheet stand to the down position, press in on the left grip to release its tab from the hole, and then pull out the cut sheet stand.)

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    User's Manual 4. Prepare the feeder as follows: Rear tab Paper select lever Preparing the cut sheet feeder (ASF100) Bin lever Paper select lever Preparing the cut sheet feeder (ASF300) • To open the paper bin, push the bin lever up to the “OPEN” position.

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    For example, setting the left paper guide 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) from the left gives a left margin of 6.3 mm (0.25 inch) plus the left margin specified by your software or the printer setup mode. The following figure is for ASF300-type cut sheet feeder.

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    User's Manual Open Close Rear tab Loading the cut sheet feeder (ASF100) Open Close Bin lever Loading the cut sheet feeder (ASF300) 6. Readjust the right paper guide, leaving a slight gap between the paper guide and the right edge of the paper. About 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) is sufficient.

  • Page 62: Ejecting Single Sheets

    This is called push-tractor feeding. If the forms tractor unit is mounted at the top of the printer, it pulls paper from the bottom or rear of the printer to the platen. This is called pull-tractor feeding.

  • Page 63: Positioning The Paper Stack

    Positioning the Paper Stack Place the stack of continuous forms paper directly below the rear of the printer or below the bottom slot of the printer. After the paper is installed in the printer, the paper path should look like this:...

  • Page 64: Loading Continuous Forms (push Tractor And Rear Feed)

    Loading Continuous Forms (Push Tractor and Rear Feed) This section explains how to use continuous forms as the tractor unit is installed at the rear of the printer. The tractor unit pushes continuous forms. This condition applies when you first purchase the printer.

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    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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    PAPER HANDLING 3-16 6. Fit the paper feed holes onto the left and right tractor pins. Adjust the left tractor (as seen from the rear of the printer) to the width of the form. Close the paper holders. Paper holders Adjusting paper tension 7.

  • Page 67: Loading Continuous Forms (pull Tractor And Bottom Feed)

    Loading Continuous Forms (Pull Tractor and Bottom Feed) This section explains how to use continuous forms as the forms tractor unit is installed at the top of the printer. The forms tractor unit pulls continuous forms. This is called pull-tractor feed. To use pull-tractor feed, you must remove the forms tractor unit from the rear of the printer and install it on the top of the printer.

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    Reinstall the separator and pull it to the front of the printer. Removing the bail roller unit Support studs...

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    To load continuous forms paper: 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Make sure that the paper path slot of the printer is adjusted with the desk or the printer rack slot. 3. Set the paper thickness lever to position D (widest gap).

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    Passing continuous forms paper from under the printer 7. Close the front cover and open the two holders of the left and right tractors.

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    Setting continuous forms paper on the tractors 10. Adjust the paper thickness lever to the appropriate position. 11. If the printer is offline, press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Print a sample page and check the first line and the page margins.

  • Page 72: Unloading Continuous Forms

    Continuous forms paper that is fed by the pull-tractor cannot be torn off in this way. 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 separator.

  • Page 73: Feeding And Positioning Paper

    LF/FF button once advances the paper one line (do not hold the button more than three seconds). The printer does not allow you to execute “reverse” form or line feeds from the control panel. To feed paper backward, manually rotate the platen knob.

  • Page 74: Micro Feed

    Micro Feed Use the micro feed function to fine tune the position of the paper. This function is valid when the printer is offline. Press the ONLINE and LF/FF buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper forward. Press the ONLINE and TEAR OFF buttons simultaneously to micro-feed paper backward.

  • Page 75: Switching To Single Sheets

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

  • Page 76: Switching To Continuous Forms

    PAPER HANDLING TIPS ON PAPER HANDLING 3-26 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 77: 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 3-28 User's Manual...

  • Page 79: Chapter 4 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 80: Using Commercial Software

    Using the Control Panel Use the FONT button and the MENU button to directly select one of the menus and one of the fonts listed on the printer control panel: • Select one of the two menus • Select one of the nine resident fonts...

  • Page 81: Selecting Menu1 Or Menu2

    User's Manual If you select MENU FONT the printer will use the font and pitch assigned in MENU1 or MENU2. This chapter does not explain how to assign values to options in the menu. If you haven’t already assigned values to MENU 1 and MENU 2, refer to Chapter 5 now.

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    PRINTING Table 4.1 MENU1 and MENU2 Settings Setting For easy reference, check ( ) or record your default settings in the space below. Print Feature Emulation Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS IBM Proprinter XL24E Epson ESC/P2 Print quality Letter Report Draft High-speed draft...

  • Page 83: Changing The Menu Font To A Resident Font

    Before printing, you can use the control panel to select a resident font other than the font defined in the selected menu. To change a menu font to a resident font: 1. Make sure that the printer is offline. 2. Repeatedly press the FONT button. The lighted indicator shows the font selected.

  • Page 84: Locking The Selected Resident Font

    Any data sent to the print buffer but not yet printed is stored until you resume printing. Data in the print buffer is lost if you turn the printer off. User's Manual...

  • Page 85: Resuming From A Paper-out

    When the cut sheet feeder runs out of paper, the printer always stops printing, regardless of the PPR-OUT setting. To resume printing when paper runs out, use either of the methods...

  • Page 86: Resuming From An Area Over

    Then reprint the incorrect pages. Resuming from an Area Over 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.

  • Page 87: Removing Printed Pages

    2. Adjust the horizontal position of the paper or change the margin settings in the printer setup menu or your software. 3. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Restart the software from the page that includes the lost data.

  • Page 88: Clearing The Print Buffer

    This method is useful when you cancel a print operation and do not want to continue printing data already sent to the printer. This method does not change or clear MENU1 and MENU2 settings, resident font locked state, paper loading position settings, and downloaded fonts.

  • Page 89: How To Use This Chapter

    When you save your settings in the printer’s permanent memory, they become the new settings or defaults. These defaults are invoked whenever you turn on the printer. For example, if you save DPL24C PLUS as the default emulation, DPL24C PLUS is invoked when you turn on the printer.

  • Page 90: 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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    Entering setup mode If you do not hear a beep or hear an alarm beep (beeps four times), you are not in setup mode. Place the printer offline and try again. 4. When the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following information.

  • Page 92: Overview Of Setup Mode

    V-ALMNT The initial printout contains a header, help menu, and <<FUNC- TION>> menu. The header tells you that the printer is offline and in setup mode. The help menu provides a quick summary of how to use setup mode. The <<FUNCTION>> menu lists all of the functions available to you in setup mode.

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    2. Press the FONT 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 94: Setup Mode Example

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

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    Press ONLINE : Functions having items and options User's Manual Enter setup mode: Press FONT and MENU Printer prints<<FUNCTION>>menu SAVE&END MENU1,MENU2,HARDWRE, ADJUST, and CONFIG LIST, DEFAULT SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT Summary of setup mode USING SETUP MODE Reprint <<FUNCTION>>...

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

  • Page 97: 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 98: Printing A List Of Selected Options

    Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor under LIST. Next press the FONT button or the MENU button to select the LIST function. The printer starts to print a list of the currently selected options. The preselected factory settings, also called factory defaults, are shown on the opposite page.

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    User's Manual *1 When the color option is installed. *2 FORMAT to CD are not printed when the serial interface option is not installed or when PARALEL option is selected for INTRFCE. *3 TEAR-EN is printed after TEARPOS when AUTO option is selected for TEAROFF.

  • Page 100: Deciding Which Options To Change

    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 102: Changing Menu1 And Menu2 Options

    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. If you plan to use two different emulations on a regular basis, assign the most frequently used emulation to MENU1.

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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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    Options MENU2 Items <FONT> TIMLS-N (continued) TIMLS-B TIMLS-I DOWNLD# Font 0 or font 1 in the printer’s download RAM 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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    *2 Available only in the IBM XL24E emulation *3 Unavailable in the Epson ESC/P2 emulations *4 Available only in the Epson ESC/P2 emulations *5 Available only in the DPL24C+ emulation *6 Available only for 136-column printer *7 When the color option installed Description User's Manual...

  • Page 115: Procedure

    1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing. The following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: ADJUST...

  • Page 116: 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 LOCK button to move the cursor to the option you want to select.

  • Page 117: Changing Hardware Options

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

  • Page 118

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

  • Page 119

    Serial 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.

  • Page 120

    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 121: Procedure

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

  • Page 122: Changing Print Position Adjustment Options

    The last item is available for single sheets only. 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...

  • Page 123

    User's Manual Table 5.5 ADJUST Items and Options NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Items <CNT-ORG> 1/6 IN 6/6 IN 66/6 IN <CNTFINE> 0/180, ..., 29/180 Increases top-of-form in <CUT-ORG> 1/6 IN 6/6 IN 66/6 IN <CUTFINE> 0/180, ..., 29/180 Increases top-of-form in USING SETUP MODE Description...

  • Page 124

    5-36 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> –22/360, ..., 0/360, ..., 22/360 <==END==> Description Fine-tunes the left print start position for continuous forms.

  • Page 125: Procedure

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

  • Page 126: Changing Configuration Options

    <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 • Autoloading of single sheets •...

  • Page 127

    <TEAROFF> item. <TEAR-EN> Tearoff enabled time (offset time). 0 SEC The offset time is from when data 1 SEC transfer stops to when the printer 2 SEC performs automatic tearoff feed. 4 SEC If the printer receives data again 6 SEC...

  • Page 128

    Autoload start time. Autoloading starts when this amount of time passes after you set single sheet paper. Command decode timing. The printer decodes certain com- mands immediately after receiving data. Example: ESC SUB I, ESC CR P (DPL24C+) ESC Q # (IBM XL24E)

  • Page 129

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

  • Page 130: Procedure

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

  • Page 131: Exiting And Saving

    <TEAROFF> MANUAL AUTO EXITING AND SAVING User's Manual 2. Select the CONFIG function. Repeatedly press the LOCK button to position the red cursor under CONFIG. Press the FONT button to select the CONFIG function and print the following <TEAROFF> options: 3.

  • Page 132: Procedure

    NOTE The only way to exit setup mode without saving your changes is to turn off the printer. When you turn the printer back on, the previous default settings are used. Procedure To exit setup mode and save your changes using SAVE/END, proceed as follows: 1.

  • Page 133: Resetting Defaults

    Power-on defaults are the settings saved in the printer’s permanent memory. 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 134: Using The Diagnostic Functions

    USING THE DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTIONS 5-46 1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed: HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG DEFAULT 2.

  • Page 135: Printing The Self-test

    MENU1. Procedure This procedure assumes that you are in setup mode. To print the self- test, make sure that continuous forms paper is loaded into the printer. Then proceed as follows: 1. Print the <<FUNCTION>> menu. The <<FUNCTION>> menu should be the last printed line on the page.

  • Page 136: 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 137: Procedure

    Then proceed as follows: 1. Enter setup mode. Press the FONT button and the MENU button simultaneously until the printer beeps. Wait for the printer to stop printing and check that the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed:...

  • Page 138

    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 139: 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 356 mm (14 inches) wide for 136-column printers to avoid printing on the platen.

  • Page 140

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

  • Page 141: Setup Mode Reference

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

  • Page 142: Dpl24c Plus Organization

    SETUP MODE MENU1 SAVE&END MENU2 DPL24C+* EMULATE: XL24E ESC/P2 CHAR-H: NORMAL* ATTRIB: NONE* PAGE LG: 2 TIMES ITALICS 4 TIMES CONDNSD SHADOW BOLD CHR-SET: SET 2* PRF-SKP: NO-SKIP* WIDTH: 13.6 IN* SET 1 SKIP 5-54 DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION SETUP MODE FUNCTIONS ITEMS &...

  • Page 143

    HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG TEAROFF: MANUAL* AUTO AREACNT: ENABLE DECODE: DIRECT* QUEUED CNT-ORG: 1/6 IN CNTFINE: 0/180* CNT-ORG: 1/6 IN 1/180 6/6 IN* 29/180 66/6 IN PPR-OUT: CNTONLY* PRT-DIR: BI-DIR* BUZZER: ON* DETECT UNI-DIR IGNORE FORMAT: 8NONE1* 7ODD1 BAUD-RT: 1 50 PROTOCL: 8NONE2 7MARK1...

  • Page 144: Differences In Ibm Proprinter Xl24e Emulation

    5-56 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 145: 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 146: Online Setup Mode

    Put the printer in online setup mode, in either of the following two ways: • Turn the printer off and then turn the printer back on while pressing the MENU button.

  • Page 147: Chapter 6 Maintenance

    This section explains how to clean and vacuum the printer and how to clean the platen and paper bail rollers. It is easier to clean the printer when the front cover, the separator, and the cut sheet stand and back cover are removed.

  • Page 148

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

  • Page 149: Cleaning The Platen And Paper Bail 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 150

    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 Paper thickness lever...

  • Page 151

    User's Manual 5. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package. For a black ribbon cartridge, push in the sides of the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs will snap into the cartridge and the ribbon feed mechanism will engage. For a color ribbon cartridge (option), pull the ribbon release plate in the direction of the arrow and press the ribbon feed knob toward “FREE.”...

  • Page 152

    9. Move the paper thickness lever back to its original position. For single sheet printing, the correct position is 1. Table 3.2 in Chapter 3 gives other paper thickness lever settings. 10. Close the front cover of the printer. Print guide User's Manual...

  • Page 153: Replacing The Print Head

    The print head may be hot if you have been printing recently. To remove the print head: 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge. 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.

  • Page 154

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

  • Page 155: Chapter 7 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 156

    Many Make sure that the printer emulation selected in "?" characters are your software is the same as the emulation printed. selected on the printer. See the section Select- ing an Emulation in Chapter 2.

  • Page 157

    CR & LF. See the section same line. Changing MENU1 and MENU2 Options in Chapter 5. The next print line Change the LF-CODE setting in the printer starts where the setup mode to LF & CR. See the section previous line...

  • Page 158: Paper Handling Problems

    If you are using a cut sheet feeder, make sure that the bin lever is set to the "CLOSED"...

  • Page 159

    If you are using a double-bin adapter, open the loaded or fed. front cover and make sure that the fourth stud (continued). from the left on the printer bottom frame projects. Paper jams while Turn off the printer and remove the jammed loading.

  • Page 160: 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 receptacle. 2. Push up the locking levers to rlease the forms tractors and open the paper holders.

  • Page 161: Common Cause Of Abnormal Paper Feeding

    A dirty paper sensor often causes paper misfeeding. Clean the paper sensor as follows: 1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the receptacle. 2. Remove the front cover and the top cover so that you can access the paper sensors.

  • Page 162: Operating Problems

    Make sure that the power outlet is functional. Turn the power off. Wait 30 seconds and then turn the printer on again. If the printer still has no power, contact your dealer. The printer is on Make sure that the printer is online.

  • Page 163

    Open the front cover and make sure that the third stud from the left on the printer bottom frame projects. The double-bin Make sure that the double-bin adapter is firmly adapter does not mounted behind the cut sheet feeder.

  • Page 164: 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 165: Diagnostic Functions

    • Description of the problem • Type of interface you are using • Names of your software packages • List of the printer default settings. To print the default settings, see the section Printing a List of Selected Options in Chapter 5. TROUBLE-SHOOTING...

  • Page 166

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING 7-12 User's Manual...

  • Page 167: Chapter 8 Installing Options

    The ASF100 single-bin feeder is available as an option for the 80- column printer, and the ASF300 single-bin feeder for the 136-column printer. For the 136-column printer, a double-bin adapter can be added to the single-bin feeder. ASF100 Single bin cut sheet feeder...

  • Page 168: Installing The Color Kit

    If you are using the forms tractor unit for bottom feeding, remove the tractor unit and install it at the rear of the printer. To mount the cut sheet feeder on your printer, remove the acoustic cover and the two brackets from the separator (store them for future use).

  • Page 169

    After the color kit is installed, enter setup mode and make sure that AUTOSEL is specified for the desired color selection mode. If AUTOSEL is not specified, the printer will not follow the color command from your software. The following five options are provided.

  • Page 170

    INSTALLING OPTIONS User's Manual...

  • Page 171: Appendix A Supplies And Options

    SUPPLIES OPTIONS User's Manual SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS This appendix lists the supplies, options, and programmer’s manuals available for the printer. Contact your dealer for information on ordering any of these items. Supplies Order Number Ribbon cartridges Black ribbon CA02374-C104 Color ribbon...

  • Page 172

    SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS User's Manual...

  • Page 173: Appendix B Printer And Paper Specifications

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS User's Manual 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: 133 mm (5.2 in) Width: 434 mm (17 in) Depth: 330 mm (13 in) Weight: 7.5 kg (16.5 lb)

  • Page 174: Functional Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24- Print method wire head Print direction Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirec- tional seeking Horizontal vertical Character cell Letter (10 cpi): Letter (12 cpi): Report: Draft: High-speed draft:...

  • Page 175

    DHN) IBM 437 and 851 ISO 8859-1 and ECMA 94 Total of 57 national character sets • Fujitsu character sets (691 characters) ESC/P2: • Italic character set Graphics character sets 1 and 2 • IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages...

  • Page 176: Performance Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS Fonts Resident Eighteen fonts available Bit map: Courier 10, Pica 10, OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, Correspondence, Compressed, Draft, and High-speed Draft Outline: Courier, Timeless, and Nimbus Sans ®; each in normal, bold, and italic styles...

  • Page 177

    User's Manual PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS 60 ms per line at 6 lines per inch Line feed speed 5.6 inches per second Form feed speed Ribbon life Color: Up to 0.3 million characters per color Black: Up to 5.0 million characters...

  • Page 178: 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 179

    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 180: Paper Thickness

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

  • Page 181

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

  • Page 182

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

  • Page 183: Command Sets

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

  • Page 184: Appendix C Command Sets

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

  • Page 185

    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 186

    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 187

    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. Vertical Control Line feed Reverse line feed...

  • Page 188

    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 n 255) (1 k 255) Move to print column n (1 n 255)

  • Page 189

    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 190

    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 n 664) , and n...

  • Page 191

    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 192

    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 193

    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 194

    Feed a sheet from bin 1 Feed a sheet from bin 2 Feed a sheet from bin 3 Eject a page from the printer Select bin 1 for following pages Select bin 2 for following pages Select bin 3 for following pages...

  • Page 195

    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 196: Factory Default Settings

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) C-14 Factory Default Settings The following table describes the printer commands used to control options of the items that can be selected in printer setup mode. Command parameters are omitted. Item Selectable options in setup mode...

  • Page 197

    User's Manual 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, 8.5, 11.0, 11.6, 12.0, 14.0, 18.0 IN length Left end 1 , 2, 3, ... , 41 COLM 1 , 2, 3, ...

  • Page 198

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

  • Page 199: Ibm Proprinter Xl24e Emulation

    IBM PROPRINTER XL24E EMULATION User's Manual This section describes the printer commands for the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on...

  • Page 200

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) C-18 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 201

    User's Manual Function Change graphics line spacing base to 1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3) = 4, m 255, 0 t 255, t = 180 or 216 Tabulation Horizontal tab execution Set horizontal tabs The values of n to n in this command are the ASCII values of the print columns...

  • Page 202

    Ignore command Code page 437 Code page 850 Code page 860 Code page 863 Code page 865 Clear input buffer Select printer Deselect printer (ignore input) Command ESC r (n) ESC 7 ESC 6 ESC \ (n ) (n (chars.) ESC ^ (char.)

  • Page 203

    Feed a sheet from bin 1* Feed a sheet from bin 2* Feed a sheet from bin 3* Eject a page from the printer* Select bin 1 for following pages* Select bin 2 for following pages* Select bin 3 for following pages*...

  • Page 204: Epson Esc/p2 Emulation

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) EPSON ESC/P2 EMULATION C-22 This section describes the printer commands for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Print Mode Control...

  • Page 205

    User's Manual 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 This command allows you to combine...

  • Page 206

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) C-24 Function Set character pitch to (n 256)/360 inch 255) (0 n 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 d = 50 to 59: 50/3600 inch = 1/72 inch...

  • Page 207

    User's Manual 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 256)/360 = 2, n...

  • Page 208

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) C-26 Function Color Selection Select print color n = 0: Black 1: Magenta (red) 2: Cyan (blue) 3: Violet 4: Yellow 5: Orange 6: Green Character Set Control Select character set 1 Select character set 2 Select character set table n = 0: Italics character set 1: Graphics character set...

  • Page 209

    User's Manual 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) 3: PC 850 (Multilingual)

  • Page 210

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) C-28 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 ®...

  • Page 211

    Feed a sheet from bin 1 Feed a sheet from bin 2 Feed a sheet from bin 3 * Eject a page from the printer Select bin 1 for following pages * Select bin 2 for following pages * Select bin 3 for following pages *...

  • Page 212

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24C PLUS) COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) C-30 User's Manual...

  • Page 213: Appendix D Interface Information

    Centronics parallel interface or an RS-232C serial interface. You can specify the interface selection mode so that the printer uses either interface or it can automatically select the interface from which it first receives data. This appendix provides information you may need for wiring your own interface cables or for programming computer-to-printer commu- nications.

  • Page 214: Compatible Mode

    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 s or more at the receiving terminal. Data 8 (pin 9) is the most significant bit;...

  • Page 215

    Printer chassis ground line. FG and SG are connected. Twisted pair return lines If this signal is low for more than 50 s, 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 216: Nibble Mode

    Output Reverse data transfer phase: Data bit 3, data bit 7, then forward path (host to printer) busy status Data bit 2, then data bit 6 Reverse idle phase: This signal is set high until the...

  • Page 217

    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 218: Data Transmission Timing

    Data Transmission Timing In unidirectional mode (conventional Centronics interface), this printer guarantees the received data when the Data and Data Strobe signals from the computer have the following timing with respect to the Busy and Acknowledge signals from the printer.

  • Page 219: Serial Interface

    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 220: Serial Options

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

  • Page 221

    DSR-enabled control enables communication using an RS-232C interface. 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 trans- mits the data when both DSR and CTS are high.

  • Page 222: Serial Protocols

    This printer offers a choice of four different protocols for connection to a variety of computers: XON/XOFF, DTR, and RC. If you computer documentation does not recommend a particular protocol, try DTR.

  • Page 223

    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 224: Appendix E 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 225

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

  • Page 226: National Character Sets (all Emulations

    GERMAN (German) Below are the 50 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.

  • Page 227

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

  • Page 228

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

  • Page 229

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

  • Page 230

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

  • Page 231

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

  • Page 232

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

  • Page 233

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

  • Page 234

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

  • Page 235

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

  • Page 236: National Character Sets (dpl24c Plus And Ibm Xl24e Emulation

    NATIONAL CHARACTER SETS (DPL24C PLUS AND IBM XL24E EMULATION) FRENCH (French) SPANISH (Spanish) E-14 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) User's Manual...

  • Page 237: National Character Sets (esc/p2 Emulation

    DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian) NATIONAL CHARACTER SETS (ESC/P2 EMULATION) DANISH1 (Danish1) User's Manual DANISH2 (Danish2) The following character sets differ from the graphics character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. SPANSH1 (Spanish1) CHARACTER SETS E-15...

  • Page 238

    ITALIAN (Italian) JAPAN (Japanese) E-16 SPANSH2 (Spanish2) LATIN A (Latin American) User's Manual...

  • Page 239

    NORWEGN (Norwegian) DANISH2 (Danish2) User's Manual CHARACTER SETS FRENCH (French) KOREA (Korea) E-17...

  • Page 240: National Character Sets And Supported Resident Fonts (all Emulations

    RESIDENT FONTS (ALL EMULATIONS) E-18 In all emulations, this printer supports 50 national character sets for characters 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. The following tables...

  • Page 241

    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 242

    E-20 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 LITHUA1...

  • Page 243

    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.

  • Page 244

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

  • Page 245: 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.

  • Page 246

    The fan-folded sheets are separated by tearing them at their perforations. A panel containing the printer indicators and buttons. The control panel is used to control printer operations, such as loading paper, selecting print features, and changing setup options.

  • Page 247

    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 248

    “Offline” indicates that the printer is not “online” with the computer. When the printer is online, it is ready to receive or is receiving commands from the computer. The printer must be online to print.

  • Page 249

    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 must be installed at the rear of the printer.

  • Page 250

    The self-test only tests the printer. It does not test how thecomputer works with the printer. A printer cover that has bail rollers and the guide that leads paper outside the printer. A standard computer interface. Information is transferred between devices over a single wire (although other wires are used for control).

  • Page 251

    TOP-MRG setting. The logical top of the physical page, as “understood” by the printer when loading paper. The default TOF settings are 1 inch (25.4 mm) for both cut sheets and continuous forms. A method for feeding continuous forms forward for printing.

  • Page 252

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

  • Page 253

    Adjustments left margin ... 3-6, 3-10, 3-15 paper select lever ... 2-10, 3-3 paper thickness lever ... 2-10, 3-3 top-of-form ... 5-35 AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode) ... 5-24, 2-56 AREA OVER indicator ... 4-8 Area over detection ... 4-8, 2-41 ATTRIB ...

  • Page 254

    ... 4-5 selecting ... 5-15 types ... 1-2, F-1 Form feed ... 3-3, 3-23 Forms tractors ... 2-11, 3-14 Fujitsu DPPL24C PLUS selecting ... 2-21, 5-15 <<FUNCTION>> menu ... 5-3 Functions ... 5-12 ADJUST ... 5-34 CONFIG ... 5-38 DEFAULT ...

  • Page 255

    Loading continuous forms ... 3-14 pull tractor ... 3-17 push tractor ... 3-14 cut sheet feeder ... 3-8 single sheets ... 3-5 Lubrication, printer ... 6-1 LOCK ... 5-41 LOCK button ... 5-6, 5-7 Maintenance, printer ... 6-1 INDEX IN-3...

  • Page 256

    Margins checking ... 3-7, 3-12, 3-17, 3-21 left ... 5-20 top ... 5-20 MENU1 function ... 5-14 MENU1 and MENU2 changing options (setup mode) ... 5-14 on control panel ...4-2 switching between ...4-3 MENU2 function ... 5-14 Menu, <<FUNCTION>> ... 2-24, 5-4 MENU ...

  • Page 257

    ... 2-25 with serial interface ... 2-25 Problems operating ...7-8 paper handling ...7-4 power ...7-8 printer failures ... 7-10 printing ... 7-1 solving ... 7-1 Protocols, serial ... 5-33, D-10 PRT-DIR ... 5-30 QUALITY ... 5-16 Quick Reference, operation ... QR-1 Rating label ...

  • Page 258

    ... D-6 SAVE&END function ... 2-43 Saving settings ... 5-8, 2-43 Select (DC1)/Deselect (DC3) commands ... 5-25 Self-test, printer ... 2-14, 2-48 SELF-TST function ... 2-48 Serial (RS-232C) interface cable connection ... 2-20 optional settings (setup) ... 2-26, 5-31 specifications ...

  • Page 259

    ... 3-5, 3-8 Soft (downloaded) fonts ... 4-1, 5-16 Software, using ... 2-25, 4-2 Specifications interface ... D-1 paper ... B-6 printer ... B-1 Supplies ... A-1 User's Manual Switching MENU1 and MENU2 ...4-5 menu font and resident font ...4-3 paper types ...

  • Page 260: Index

    INDEX User's Manual IN-8...

  • Page 261

    FUJITSU OFFICES Please send your comments on this manual or on Fujitsu products to the following addresses (arranged alphabetically): FUJITSU AUSTRALIA LIMITED 475 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood N.S.W., 2067, AUSTRALIA TEL: (61-2) 410-4555 FAX: (61-2) 411-8603 FUJITSU CANADA INC. 2800 Matheson Boulevard East...

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    C147-E042-05EN...

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Dl3700 pro, Dl3800 pro

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