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  • Page 3 FUJITSU DL7600 DOT MATRIX PRINTER USER'S MANUAL...
  • Page 4 While FUJITSU ISOTEC has sought to ensure the accuracy of all information in this manual, FUJITSU ISOTEC assumes no liability to any party for any damage caused by any error or omission contained in this manual, its updates or supplements, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.
  • Page 5: For United States Users

    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.
  • Page 6 Einhaltung der Bestimmungen eingeräumt. Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung 3. GSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß EN ISO 7779 Importer / Distributor in EU: Fujitsu Europe Ltd., Hayes Park Central, Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 8FE, U.K. User's Manual...
  • Page 7: Energy Saving

    Energy Saving As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, FUJITSU ISOTEC LIMITED has determined 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.
  • Page 8 Every effort has been made to ensure that the information included here is complete and accurate at the time of publication; however, Fujitsu Isotec Limited cannot be held responsible for errors and omissions. Printer model specifications differ with the power supply input voltage (M33325A;...
  • Page 9: About This Manual

    ABOUT THIS MANUAL Thank you for buying the Fujitsu DL7600 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 10 ORGANIZATION This manual is organized as follows: Quick Reference summarizes everyday printer operations. After you become familiar with the printer, use this section as a memory aid. Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces the printer and identifies key features and options that enhance the printer’s capabilities. 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.
  • Page 11 CONVENTIONS Special information, such as warnings, cautions, and notes, are indicated as follows: WARNING 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.
  • Page 12 Warning symbols Various graphic symbols are used in this manual. They serve as signs to help users of this product use the product safely and correctly as well as prevent damage and personal injury to the users or bystanders. The following tables show and explain each symbol. Be sure that you understand the meaning of each symbol before reading the manual.
  • Page 13 Notes on Safety WARNING WARNING Do not place a container containing water, such as a vase, potted plant, and drinking glass, or a metal object on or near the printer. Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result. Do not place the printer in a humid or dusty area, in an area with explosive fumes, an area with poor ventilation or close to a fire.
  • Page 14 Otherwise, electric shock may result. Connect only Fujitsu-recommended optional devices and components. Otherwise, electric shock, fire, or failure may result. CAUTION Do not block openings in the printer (e.g., ventilation openings).
  • Page 15 Notes about the printer in operation WARNING If the printer is making a strange noise, which indicates a problem, discontinue printer operation. Request your printer dealer to fix the problem. Continued operation of the printer without repairs may result in electric shock or fire. Do not use a power source whose voltage is other than that indicated.
  • Page 16 WARNING If excessive heat, smoke, a strange odor, or a strange noise is coming the printer or any other abnormality is observed, immediately turn off the power to the printer by using the power switch, and be sure to disconnect the power plug from the outlet. Then, after verifying the end of the abnormality (e.g., no more smoke is coming from the printer), request your printer dealer to make repairs.
  • Page 17 CAUTION Insert the power plug completely into an outlet so that it is securely connected. Otherwise, electric shock or fire may result. Exercise caution to keep loose clothing, hair, neckties, etc. away from paper feed- or ejection openings, and tractors while the printer is operating. Otherwise, personal injury may result.
  • Page 18 Operate the printer with the paper thickness lever set to the appropriate paper thickness. Use only an original ribbon cassette that is specified as suitable by Fujitsu. Textile fibers accumulate on components inside the printer and parts of the roller, so clean these parts regularly.
  • Page 19: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS QUICK REFERENCE ............QR-1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION ..............1-1 FEATURES............... 1-1 MODELS................1-3 OPTIONS................1-3 CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP ................2-1 SELECTING A GOOD LOCATION ........2-1 UNPACKING THE PRINTER ........... 2-2 Checking Options and Supplies ........2-4 ASSEMBLING THE PRINTER .........
  • Page 20 Line Feed/Form Feed ..........3-24 Micro Feed ..............3-24 Load Position Adjust ..........3-24 TIPS ON PAPER HANDLING.........3-26 General Tips ..............3-25 Multipart Forms ............3-26 Envelopes ..............3-26 Labels.................3-26 CHAPTER 4 PRINTING ................. 4-1 MULTIPART FORMS (HI IMPACT MODE) ......4-1 PRINT MODE (QUIET MODE) .........4-2 STARTING OR STOPPING PRINTING......4-3 Starting Printing ............4-3 Stopping Printing............4-3...
  • Page 21 Resetting Factory Defaults in MENU1 and MENU2 .. 5-53 Procedure (for LED type)........... 5-53 Procedure (for LCD type) .......... 5-54 USING THE DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTIONS....... 5-55 Printing the Self-Test ..........5-55 Procedure ..............5-55 Printing Hex Dumps........... 5-57 Procedure ..............5-57 Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT)..
  • Page 22 PAPER SPECIFICATIONS..........B-6 Print Area ..............B-6 Paper Thickness ............B-8 APPENDIX C COMMAND SETS ..............C-1 FUJITSU DPL24C PLUS ..........C-2 Bar Code Printing Control ......... C-14 IBM PROPRINTER XL24E EMULATION ...... C-22 EPSON ESC/P2 EMULATION........C-27 APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION........... D-1 PARALLEL INTERFACE ..........
  • Page 23: Quick Reference

    QUICK REFERENCE QUICK REFERENCE Quick Reference is written for experienced users — users who are familiar with how the printer works, but who may need to refresh their memory occasionally. Only the printer’s normal (non-setup) mode is covered. For details on setup mode, see Chapter 5. Normal mode operation includes everyday operations, such as paper handling and font selection.
  • Page 24 QUICK REFERENCE Printer Operations (Normal Mode) 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 Online Offline Required Response Enter normal mode Turn printer on.
  • Page 25 QUICK REFERENCE Printer Operations (Normal Mode) (Cont.) 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 Online Offline Required Response (LED type) Select auto adjusting for paper Press AUTO GAP 2 second or more.
  • Page 26 QUICK REFERENCE QR-4 User's Manual...
  • Page 27: 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 character set and graphics character sets 1 and 2 are available for the Epson ESC/P2 emulation.
  • Page 28 INTRODUCTION • 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 29: Models

    SF940 is installed in front side. when SF940 is installed in rear side. SF940 single-bin feeder (rear). SF940 single-bin feeder (front). Tractor unit (rear) Slot for LAN card is available. (Centronics parallel + USB interfaces MODEL) OPTIONS of DL7600 dot matrix printer User's Manual...
  • Page 30 Large paper table. The large paper table helps to increase operability when large cut sheets are used. Also, sheets that are output from the front are easier to keep properly organized. Small paper table Large stacker Large paper table OPTIONS of DL7600 dot matrix printer User's Manual...
  • Page 31: Chapter 2 Setting Up

    CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP SETTING UP Your new printer is easy to install and set up. This chapter tells you how to set up the printer and start printing right away. If this is your first printer, you should read the entire chapter before attempting to use the printer.
  • Page 32: Unpacking The Printer

    SETTING UP 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, or such as copiers or coffee makers.
  • Page 33 SETTING UP 2. Carefully examine each item for damage. Report any problems to your dealer or shipping agent. 3. Place the printer where you plan to use it. 4. Remove the tapes and cushions securing the printer. Open the front cover and remove the shipping restraint cardboard that holds the print head carriage in place (shown below).
  • Page 34: Checking Options And Supplies

    SETTING UP Checking Options and Supplies The following options and supplies, if ordered, are shipped separately: • LAN card (option) • Cut sheet feeder (option) • Tractor unit (option) • Small Paper Table (option) • Large Stacker (option) • Large Paper Table (option) •...
  • Page 35: Assembling The Printer

    SETTING UP ASSEMBLING THE This section explains how to handling the soundproof cover, changing the tractor unit position and installing the ribbon cartridge. PRINTER Handling the soundproof cover You must open and close the soundproof cover when you operate the front tractor.
  • Page 36 SETTING UP Close the sound proof cover. Lower the soundproof cover as shown in the figure below (1), then push (2) and close (3) the cover. The complete setup conditions are shown below. Make sure that the top end of the soundproof cover is engaged with the printer guide pin and the guide pin on the soundproof cover is inserted into the cover groove.
  • Page 37: Installing The Ribbon Cartridge

    SETTING UP Installing the Ribbon cartridge CAUTION <HOT> The print head and metal frame is hot during printing or immediately after printing. Do not touch them until it cools down. (HOT) 1. Prepare the printer to install the ribbon cartridge. Make sure that the print head protecting cardboard used for transportation has been removed, then turn on the printer power with the top cover closed.
  • Page 38 SETTING UP 5. Remove the ribbon cassette from its package. Push in the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs snap into the cassette and the ribbon feed mechanism engages. Preparing the ribbon cassette 6. Remove the ribbon guide (green part) from the ribbon cassette. Don’t turn the ribbon feed knob before installation.
  • Page 39 SETTING UP 7. Put the green ribbon guide into the space in front of print head. And then place the mounting pins (both side of ribbon cassette) on the slot of the printer cover. And then push the ribbon cassette so that the ribbon cassette is installed vertically.
  • Page 40 Knob 10. Return the control panel. 11. Close the front cover. NOTE A Fujitsu ribbon cassette is recommended. Don’t use other cassettes. If other cassettes are used, operating problems or a damage of the print head may be caused. 2-10...
  • Page 41 SETTING UP Selecting the Tractor Unit Position NOTE This printer uses a detachable tractor that can be used on either the front or back of the printer. You can attach the tractor to either the front or back of the printer according to your installation or operating conditions.
  • Page 42: Mounting And Removing The Tractor Unit

    SETTING UP Mounting and removing the tractor unit Tractor unit at the front [Removing the tractor unit] Raise the soundproof cover. While pressing the lock levers of the tractor frames located on both sides of the tractor unit, lift out the Lock lever tractor unit to remove it.
  • Page 43 SETTING UP 3) Verify that the hooks on both sides of the tractor unit are securely hooked onto guide pin 2 as shown in the following figure. Tractor unit at the rear [Removing the tractor unit] While pressing the lock levers of the tractor frames located on both sides of the tractor unit, lift out the tractor unit to remove it.
  • Page 44 SETTING UP [Mounting the tractor unit] 1) Position the U-shaped slots on both sides of the tractor unit over the guide pins of the printer unit. (To set the tractor unit in position, line it up with the groove of the left guide pin. The right guide pin has no groove).
  • Page 45: Getting Acquainted With Your Printer

    SETTING UP GETTING Now that your printer is assembled, take a moment to become familiar with its major parts. ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR PRINTER Looking at the printer from the front left side and rear right side, you can see the parts of the printer shown in the figure below. Front cover Ribbon cassette Control Panel...
  • Page 46 SETTING UP Rear stacker Rear CSF connector Power Connector INF connector Tractor unit (option). Printer components (rear) 2-16 User's Manual...
  • Page 47: Connecting The Power Cord

    SETTING UP CONNECTING THE Before you plug in the printer: POWER CORD Make sure that the printer power is switched off. The side marked “ ” on the power switch should be depressed. Make sure that the power outlet is properly grounded. Make sure that you use the power cord shipped with the printer.
  • Page 48: Testing The Printer (Offline)

    SETTING UP TESTING THE At this point, load paper and run the printer self-test. The self-test checks printer performance and print quality before you connect the printer to PRINTER (OFFLINE) the computer. Loading Paper for the Self-Test To print the self-test, load continuous form wider than 254 mm (10 inches) and set the left tractor so that the left end of continuous form may suit “0-10mm”...
  • Page 49 SETTING UP 4. Examine the self-test page. It should look like the sample on the below. Check that printing is uniform and that there are no light, dark, or smudged areas. If the print quality is good, go to step 5. Otherwise, try to correct the problem as follows: •...
  • Page 50 SETTING UP 5. To exit demo mode, turn the printer off. Demo pattern 2-20 User's Manual...
  • Page 51: Connecting The Printer To Your Computer

    SETTING UP CONNECTING THE Your printer supports one of the following interface options: PRINTER TO YOUR • Centronics parallel interface+RS-232C serial interface COMPUTER • Centronics parallel interface+USB (+LAN) interface The parallel interface connector has wire clips. The serial interface connector has tapped holes. Cables for these interfaces are available from dealers, cable manufacturers, and other suppliers.
  • Page 52: Selecting A Usb Cable

    SETTING UP Selecting a USB Cable When the USB interface is used to connect to the host computer, the parallel interface and the serial interface (factory add-on option) cannot be connected simultaneously. The USB interface does not guarantee all connections of USB- supported devices.
  • Page 53: 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.
  • Page 54 SETTING UP If you are using more than one software package, determine which emulation is supported by the software you use most frequently. Select that emulation. If your software supports more than one emulation, select the DPL24C PLUS emulation if possible. This emulation has the greatest capabilities.
  • Page 55 SETTING UP <<FUNCTION>> menu Function Initial printout in setup mode Check that the <<FUNCTION>> menu is printed at the bottom of the page. 3. Select the MENU1 function.(LED) Locate the cursor on left edge of the Card guide (aluminum print guide). Initially, this cursor should be positioned at SAVE &...
  • Page 56: Printing A Sample Page (Online)

    DPL24C+ XL24E 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.(LED) Press the LOAD button repeatedly to position the cursor at the required emulation.
  • Page 57 SETTING UP 4. Use your software printer selection menus or the printer setup mode (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: •...
  • Page 58: Installing The Printer Driver

    Special printer drivers for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, PRINTER DRIVER 2000, XP, and Server 2003 are provided with the DL7600 printer. For information about how to install printer drivers, refer to Readme.txt of the printer driver to be installed.
  • Page 59: Chapter 3 Paper Handling

    CHAPTER 3 PAPER HANDLING PAPER HANDLING This chapter explains how your printer uses paper. Topics covered are: • Selecting paper • Overview of paper operations • Selecting the paper path • Adjusting for paper thickness • Using continuous forms (front-tractor feed and rear-tractor feed) •...
  • Page 60: Overview Of Paper Operations

    PAPER HANDLING OVERVIEW OF The following buttons are used in paper handling: PAPER • LF/FF, TEAR OFF, PAPER PATH, MICRO FEED, OPERATIONS MICRO FEED and LOAD buttons on the control panel (A different function is enabled when each button is pressed in conjunction with the ONLINE button.) The following figure shows the location of each button: Location of the buttons...
  • Page 61 PAPER HANDLING Table 3.1 Buttons Used for Paper Handling Button/Dial Purpose Action ONLINE Change the Press ONLINE to place the printer online or offline. printer mode Press ONLINE to stop or resume printing. Stop/resume printing LOAD Load/unload Press LOAD to load paper or to retract continuous paper forms to the “park position.”...
  • Page 62 PAPER HANDLING Table 3.1 Buttons Used for Paper Handling (Cont.) Button/Dial Purpose Action PRINT Select cut Press PRINT MODE/FRONT DIR at Offline to MODE/ sheet ejection select a direction of ejecting cut sheet. FRONT DIR • Front ejection – FRONT indicator lights. It blinks when paper is ejected to the paper table prompting the user to remove the paper.
  • Page 63: Selecting Paper Path

    PAPER HANDLING SELECTING PAPER This printer has a variety of paper paths and feed directions. PATH Paper Paths and Feed Directions See the following five cases. : Cut sheet : Continuous forms (n) : Input [n] : Output With front tractor (1) Front tractor →...
  • Page 64 PAPER HANDLING With front and rear tractors (either optional) (1) Front tractor → Print → Rear eject (2) Rear tractor → Print → Front eject With front and rear tractors (either optional) and Large paper table (optional) (1) Front tractor → Print → Rear eject (2) Rear tractor →...
  • Page 65 PAPER HANDLING In the next two cases, the number of cut sheets stacked in the printer may be reduced depending on printing conditions and environments. Follow the notes. With rear tractor and front optional cut sheet feeder and large stacker(optional) and large paper table(optional). →...
  • Page 66 PAPER HANDLING With rear tractor and front and rear optional cut sheet feeder and large stacker and large paper table. In addition, the front and rear tractor (either is optional) can be mounted. → Print → Front eject (2) Rear tractor →...
  • Page 67: Adjusting For Paper Thickness (Led)

    PAPER HANDLING ADJUSTING FOR The printer can handle paper of different thicknesses, including multipart forms with up to nine parts (original plus eight copies). For details on PAPER THICKNESS paper thickness specifications, see Appendix B. (LED) The printer automatically adjusts for different paper thicknesses. You can use the MANUAL GAP DIAL to adjust the paper thickness manually at manual mode.
  • Page 68: Adjusting For Paper Thickness (Lcd)

    PAPER HANDLING ADJUSTING FOR The printer can handle paper of different thicknesses, including multipart forms with up to nine parts (original plus eight copies). For details on PAPER THICKNESS paper thickness specifications, see Appendix B. (LCD) The printer automatically adjusts for different paper thicknesses. You can use the GAP ADJUST button to adjust the paper thickness manually.
  • Page 69: Using Continuous Forms

    PAPER HANDLING USING Continuous forms paper, fanfolded at the horizontal perforations, is ideal for printing rough drafts and long files. The paper is fed into the printer CONTINUOUS using the forms tractors. FORMS Positioning the Paper Stack Place the stack of continuous forms paper directly below the rear of the printer or below the front of the printer.
  • Page 70: Loading Continuous Forms (Front Feed)

    PAPER HANDLING Loading Continuous Forms (Front Feed) This section explains how to use continuous forms as the tractor unit is installed at the front of the printer. The tractor unit pushes continuous forms. This condition applies when you first purchase the printer. Up to 8-ply media can be fed by the front tractor unit.
  • Page 71 PAPER HANDLING 6. Adjust the left margin. Below the left tractor, there is a tractor guide, short inch-based ruler graduated in 10 columns per inch. Use the ruler to help position the tractor. When the paper edge is positioned to the zero line, the left margin is 12 mm (0.5 inch) including perforation area and the arrow indicates the location of the first character.
  • Page 72 PAPER HANDLING CAUTION • Before lowering the paper table, make sure that the paper holders are closed. If the holders are opened, they may cause damage to the tractors and the paper table. • Make sure that the paper table is positioned to its normal mode. If it is not done, jamming may occur when continuous forms paper is fed.
  • Page 73: Loading Continuous Forms (Rear Feed)

    PAPER HANDLING Loading Continuous Forms (Rear Feed) A tractor is supplied as standard and is attached to the front of the printer. It can be attached to the rear of the printer. You can also buy a tractor unit as an additional rear tractor unit. A maximum of 8-ply media can be fed from the rear tractor unit.
  • Page 74 PAPER HANDLING 4. Adjust the left margin. Below the left tractor, there is a tractor guide, short inch-based ruler graduated in 10 columns per inch. Use the ruler to help position the tractor. When the paper edge is positioned to the zero line, the left margin is 12 mm (0.5 inch) including perforation area and the arrow indicates the location of the first character.
  • Page 75: Unloading Continuous Forms

    PAPER HANDLING Unloading Continuous Forms To unload continuous forms: 1. Make sure that the FRONT TRACTOR or REAR TRACTOR indicator lights. 2. Press the LOAD button. The continuous forms paper is retracted to the park position. If the paper cannot be retracted in one operation, continue to press the LOAD button until the paper is parked.
  • Page 76 PAPER HANDLING Check that the paper length is specified correctly. For information on specifying page length using setup mode, see Chapter 5. 2. Tear the paper off at the perforation. Tearing off continuous forms (front feed) Tearing off continuous forms (rear feed) 3.
  • Page 77: Using Single Sheets

    PAPER HANDLING USING SINGLE This section describes how to load paper from the paper table or cut sheet feeder. The paper table allows paper to be loaded manually, one sheet at SHEETS a time. A cut sheet feeder allows paper to be loaded automatically from the paper bin.
  • Page 78 PAPER HANDLING Preparing to load a sheet of paper Loading a sheet of paper 6. Insert a sheet of paper into the paper table. Make sure that the front edge of the paper engages snugly with the feed roller. NOTE If paper skews when it is loaded, the printer does not print and ejects the paper.
  • Page 79: Loading Paper From The Cut Sheet Feeder

    PAPER HANDLING Loading Paper from the Cut Sheet Feeder (Option) A cut sheet feeder (SF940) allows automatic printing on single sheets without the need to manually insert the sheets one-by-one. This can save you a lot of time when printing long files using single sheets. See Chapter 8 for more information on the cut sheet feeder.
  • Page 80 PAPER HANDLING • Slide the right paper guide until the distance between the two guides is the approximate width of your paper. 3. Manually fan the stack of paper and place it in the paper bin. NOTE A short horizontal mark inside the left paper guide indicates the maximum capacity of the bin.
  • Page 81: Ejecting Single Sheets

    PAPER HANDLING • Load the paper manually. Press the LOAD button. The paper will advance to the top-of-form position. Adjust the position of the paper as needed by the MICRO button or MICRO button (micro feed). • Load the paper using your software. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online.
  • Page 82: Feeding And Positioning Paper

    PAPER HANDLING FEEDING AND The following functions are available whether the printer is online or offline. POSITIONING PAPER Line Feed/Form Feed Use the line feed/form feed function to move paper forward. • Pressing and holding down the LF/FF button feeds one sheet of paper.
  • Page 83 PAPER HANDLING Print Head Adjusting Load Position by Using Window of Card Guide The lines of window on the right side of card guide indicate printing line. So use this as a guide to adjust load position. General Tips User's Manual 3-25...
  • Page 84: Tips On Paper Handling

    PAPER HANDLING • TIPS ON PAPER Use high-quality paper. Do not use paper that is wrinkled or curled at the edges. HANDLING • Do not use paper with staples or metal parts. • Do not use paper with unpredictable variations in thickness, such as paper with partial multilayers, paper with embossed printing, and labels with the backing sheet exposed.
  • Page 85: Chapter 4 Printing

    CHAPTER 4 PRINTING PRINTING This chapter describes the following everyday printing operations: • Using multipart form (hi impact mode) • Selecting the print mode(quiet mode) • Starting, stopping, or resuming printing • Removing printed pages • Clearing the print buffer •...
  • Page 86: Print Mode (Quiet Mode)

    PRINTING PRINT MODE Quiet mode reduces acoustic noise as follows. (QUIET MODE) The consecutive dots are omitted (LQ). The print speed is slowed to LQ speed (except for LQ). Skipping the space (no characters) at higher speed doesn’t work. To select Quiet mode: 1.
  • Page 87: Starting Or Stopping Printing

    PRINTING STARTING OR Starting Printing STOPPING Before you start to print, make sure that paper is loaded. PRINTING To start printing, press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. Then start your software. Stopping Printing To stop printing immediately, press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
  • Page 88: Continuing Printing After Supplying Paper

    PRINTING CAUTION When printing remaining lines, be careful not to print on the platen. Printing on the platen may damage both the platen and the print head. Continuing printing after supplying paper 1. Install paper on the forms tractors or on the cut sheet stand, or in the cut sheet feeder bin, as described in Chapter 3.
  • Page 89: Removing Printed

    PRINTING REMOVING This section describes the best methods for removing single sheets or continuous forms paper after printing. PRINTED PAGES 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 90: Selecting Print Features

    PRINTING SELECTING PRINT The print features you select determine how your printed pages will look. FEATURES Print features include the following: • Print quality • Fonts • Pitch (characters per horizontal inch) • Page length and width • Line spacing (lines per vertical inch) To select print features, you can use either commercial software or the printer control panel.
  • Page 91: Using The Control Panel

    PRINTING Using the Control Panel Use the ONLINE and LF/FF button to directly select one of the two menus. Printer control panel The ONLINE and LF/FF buttons specify MENU1 or MENU2, either of which allows you to specify different sets of options in advance. Some of the print features include emulation, print quality, character pitch, and line spacing.
  • Page 92: Selecting Menu1 Or Menu2

    PRINTING 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 ONLINE and LF/FF buttons. The lighted indicator (1 or 2) shows the menu selected.
  • Page 93: Using The Control Panel (Lcd Type Only)

    PRINTING Using the Control Panel (LCD type only) LCD type Control panel also can select print features including FONT/PITCH/QUALITY that assigned current MENU1 or 2 directly. To select print features enter select mode as follows. 1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. 2.
  • Page 94 Default Settings Setting For easy reference, check ( ) or record your default settings in the space below. MENU1 MENU2 Print Feature Emulation Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS IBM Proprinter XL24E Epson ESC/P2 Font Courier 10 Prestige Elite 12 Compressed 17 Boldface PS...
  • Page 95: Chapter 5 Using Setup Mode

    CHAPTER 5 USING SETUP MODE USING SETUP MODE Your printer has two modes: normal and setup. Normal mode is used for everyday printer operations and is explained in Chapters 3 and 4. Setup mode serves two purposes. It enables you to: •...
  • Page 96: Entering Setup Mode(Led)

    USING SETUP MODE • Head Gap Adjustment Items and Options • Exiting and Saving To restore the printer default settings (factory defaults or power-on defaults), see the section Resetting Defaults later in this chapter. For information on using the SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, and V-ALMNT functions, see the section Using the Diagnostic Functions later in this chapter.
  • Page 97 USING SETUP MODE 4. When the printer enters offline setup mode, it prints the following information. Function buttons in Setup mode <<Function>> menu Cursor Function Card guide (aluminum print guide (head guide)) Initial printout in setup mode The initial printout contains a header, help menu, and <<FUNCTION>> menu.
  • Page 98: Overview Of Setup Mode (Led)

    USING SETUP MODE OVERVIEW OF When you enter setup mode, the following <<FUNCTION>> menu is SETUP MODE (LED) printed: << FUNCTION >> SAVE&END MENU1 MENU2 HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG GAP-ADJ DEFAULT LIST SELF-TST HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT INITIAL Table 5.1 summarizes the purpose of each function. Table 5.1 Setup Mode Functions Function Purpose...
  • Page 99: Setup Mode Example (Led)

    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. Setup Mode Example (LED) To become familiar with setup mode, try the following example.
  • Page 100 USING SETUP MODE 4. Select the current emulation. Since you do not want to change the emulation, press the “ ” button to select the current emulation and print the next item, <FONT> and its options. 5. Change the font to Prestige Elite 12. Press the “TEAR OFF”...
  • Page 101: Points To Remember

    USING SETUP MODE Points to Remember • Whenever you enter setup mode, short help menus are printed at the top of the page. Help menus are also printed when you select the SELF-TST, HEX-DUMP, or V-ALMNT functions. Use help menus for quick reference while in setup mode. •...
  • Page 102 USING SETUP MODE 2. Select the LIST function. Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide on LIST. Next press the button or the button to select the LIST function.
  • Page 103 USING SETUP MODE *1 FORMAT to CD are not printed when PARALEL option is selected for INTRFCE. It is printed equipped with RS-232C. *2 TEAR-EN is printed when AUTO option is selected for TEAROFF. Printout of factory defaults using LIST User's Manual...
  • Page 104: Entering Setup Mode(Lcd)

    USING SETUP MODE ENTERING SETUP To enter setup mode, follow these steps: MODE(LCD) 1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline. 2. Press the SETUP button until the printer beeps. Entering setup mode 3. When the printer enters offline setup mode, LCD display shall change as follows.
  • Page 105: Setup Mode Example (Lcd)

    USING SETUP MODE Setup Mode Example (LCD) To become familiar with setup mode, try the following example. This example shows how to change the Emulation in MENU2 to ESC/P2. 1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer online. 2. Press the SETUP button to enter select menu. Then following message is displayed.
  • Page 106: Overview Of Setup Mode (Lcd)

    USING SETUP MODE OVERVIEW OF Available functions of LCD types SETUP MODE are as follows. SETUP MODE (LCD) Table 5.2 summarizes the purpose of each function. Table 5.2 Setup Mode Functions(LCD) Function Purpose Assigns print features to MENU1 and MENU2 on the MENU1 and MENU2 printer control panel.
  • Page 107: Deciding Which Options To Change

    USING SETUP MODE The previous page shows a printout of the printer’s factory default DECIDING WHICH OPTIONS TO settings. In this printout, options are listed by functional group: CHANGE • Menu 1 settings (MENU1 function) • Menu 2 settings (MENU2 function) •...
  • Page 108 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.3 Required Options (Cont.) Function Item Option HARDWRE FORMAT If you have a serial interface, the serial interface BAUD-RT options selected on the printer must be the same PROTOCL as the settings you selected using your software or your computer operating system.
  • Page 109: Menu1 And Menu2 Items And Options

    USING SETUP MODE MENU1 AND MENU2 The MENU1 and MENU2 functions allow you to change the print options assigned to MENU1 and MENU2 on the printer control panel. In ITEMS AND normal (nonsetup) mode, you can easily switch between the menus for OPTIONS printing, as described in Chapter 4.
  • Page 110 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 Epson printers ESC/P2...
  • Page 111 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 112 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 113 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 114 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 115 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 116 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 117 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 118 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 119 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 120 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 121 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 122 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.4 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.
  • Page 123: Resetting Menu1 And Menu2

    USING SETUP MODE Resetting MENU1 and MENU2 To reset the factory defaults for both MENU1 and MENU2, select the DEFAULT/INITIAL function. For more information, see the section Resetting Defaults later in this chapter. The DEFAULT function cannot reset those options which are handled by the HARDWRE, ADJUST, CONFIG, and GAP-ADJ functions.
  • Page 124 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items <PRT-DIR> BI-DIR Bidirectional printing. The printer prints in either direction while seeking the next print direction for a shorter print time. UNI-DIR Unidirectional printing.
  • Page 125 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items <BUFFER> NOTE: (continued) • 0BYTE option is recommended only for graphics application. • With 128KB selected, the printer cannot accept any download font data. <INTRFCE>...
  • Page 126 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items Serial Interface or USB interface Items. The following <FORMAT> to <DUPLEX> items are not printed when you select the PARALEL option for the <INTRFCE>...
  • Page 127 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.5 HARDWRE Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. HARDWRE Options Description Items <PROTOCL> Indicates data transmission protocol. XON/XOF The DC1 and DC3 codes are used. The Data Terminal Ready signal is used. REV-CHL The Reverse Channel signal is used.
  • Page 128: Changing Print Position Adjustment Options

    USING SETUP MODE CHANGING PRINT When you print using ruled paper, you often want to adjust the print position so that the print sits properly on the ruled lines. The ADJUST POSITION function allows you to: ADJUSTMENT OPTIONS • Set top-of-form position •...
  • Page 129 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 ADJUST Items and Options NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <FCNTORG> 1/6 IN Sets the top-of-form for front continuous forms in increments of 1/6 1.8/6 IN inch (4.2 mm) from the physical top of the page.
  • Page 130 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <FCUTORG> 1/6 IN Sets the top-of-form for front single sheets in increments of 1/6 inch (4.2 1.8/6 IN mm) from the physical top of the page. The default is recommended if your top 6/6 IN margin is not software-specified.
  • Page 131 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <CNT-LFT> Fine-tunes the left print start position for continuous forms. -10/90, ..., 0/90, Moves the position left or right in increments of 1/90 inch ..., 10/90 (0.28 mm).
  • Page 132 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <RCNTAJL> -14/360, -9/360, - Compensates for the forms feed error 4/360, 0/360 accumulated through feeding of rear continuous forms. (Last page) 4/360, 9/360, 14/360, GRAPHIC(*1)
  • Page 133 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.6 ADJUST Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. ADJUST Options Description Items <==END==> (LED only) Indicates the end of MENU1 items. Press the button to print the first item, <FCNTORG>. Press the button to print the previous item, <RCSFADJ>.
  • Page 134: Changing Configuration Options

    USING SETUP MODE CHANGING The CONFIG function defines the printer’s primary configuration. You can set the following options to ensure that the printer meets your CONFIGURATION requirements: OPTIONS • Tear off for continuous forms • Auto loading of single sheets •...
  • Page 135 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <TEARPOS> Tear off position. VISIBLE Select this option when your software positions forms to the next top-of - form after printing the last data. The printer performs tear off feed without adding a form feed when data transfer has stopped.
  • Page 136 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <TEAR-EN> In some application programs, data (continued) transfer may stop temporarily due to internal processing. This setting can avoid an undesired tear off feed by waiting for up to six seconds each time data transfer stops.
  • Page 137 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <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.
  • Page 138 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <//S//> Effectiveness of the Cut Sheet Selection command (//S//). DISABLE Makes the command ineffective. ENABLE Makes the command effective. Note: The Cut Sheet Selection command (//S//) changes the paper source to the paper table...
  • Page 139 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items GATHER Setting of ribbon protective control at a line feed on continuous forms ENABLE The protective control is executed. DISABLE The protective control is not executed.
  • Page 140 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items 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 141 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items TOF-CTL Setting of priority on TOF control to a printer driver specification or a setup specification. TOF control determines the amount of the top margin when paper is fed to the home position.
  • Page 142 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <RL-CENT> Selection of the print carrier position when paper is fed via a front path (with feeding of continuous forms paper from the rear and use of a rear CSF) POSN1 Position 1: Column 31...
  • Page 143 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <CNT-LD> Selection for the paper feeding of continuous forms paper PRCISIN Gives a higher priority to precision. SPEED Gives a higher priority to speed. <CSF-LD>...
  • Page 144 USING SETUP MODE Table 5.7 CONFIG Items and Options (Cont.) NOTE: Underlined options are the factory defaults. CONFIG Options Description Items <LQ-MODE > Selection for letter quality printing mode MODE1 Prints in 180CPS printing mode. MODE2 Prints in 125CPS printing mode. <DQ-MODE >...
  • Page 145: Head Gap Adjustment Items And Options

    USING SETUP MODE HEAD GAP The GAP-ADJ function adjusts the gap between the print head and the paper. The automatic paper thickness control (APTC) feature is built in ADJUSTMENT this printer. If you adjust the gap manually or fix the gap, change the ITEMS AND option of GAP-ADJ function.
  • Page 146: Exiting And Saving

    USING SETUP MODE EXITING AND This section describes how to exit setup mode and save any changes you made: SAVING To exit setup mode immediately, select the SAVE & END (for LED type) SAVE&EXIT (for LCD type) function. Any settings changed while in setup mode are saved as the new power- on defaults for the printer.
  • Page 147: Resetting Defaults

    USING SETUP MODE RESETTING This section describes how to reset the printer’s power-on defaults, all of the factory defaults, or the factory defaults only for MENU1 and DEFAULTS MENU2. Resetting Power-On Defaults Power-on defaults are the settings saved in the printer’s permanent memory.
  • Page 148: Procedure (For Lcd Type)

    USING SETUP MODE << FUNCTION >> SAVE&END MENU1 MENU2 HARDWRE ADJUST CONFIG GAP-ADJ DEFAULT LIST SELF-TST HEX-DUMP V-ALMNT INITIAL 2. Select the DEFAULT function (LED type). Repeatedly press the “TEAR OFF” or “LOAD” button to position the cursor on the left edge of the aluminum print guide on DEFAULT.
  • Page 149: Using The Diagnostic Functions

    USING SETUP MODE This section describes how to use the following diagnostic functions: USING THE DIAGNOSTIC • SELF-TST FUNCTIONS • HEX-DUMP • V-ALMNT These functions are used for checking print quality and diagnosing printer problems. HEX-DUMP also provides useful information for programmers.
  • Page 150 USING SETUP MODE 1. Move to TOP MENU of SETUP MODE.(LCD) Press the “ ” button until “SETUPMODE” is displayed on LCD panel. 2. Select the SELF-TST function.(LCD) Repeatedly press the “ ” or “ ” button to display “SELFDIAGNOSTIC”. And then press the“ ” button to move lower layer.
  • Page 151: Printing Hex Dumps

    USING SETUP MODE Printing Hex Dumps The HEX-DUMP function prints data and commands in hexadecimal characters and abbreviated control codes. The IBM character set 2 is used for printing (see Appendix E). The HEX-DUMP function is useful for checking whether your computer is sending the correct commands to the printer and whether the printer is executing the commands correctly.
  • Page 152 USING SETUP MODE NOTE When hex dump printing stops, data that is less than one line printed yet, to print remaining data exit Hex-Dump mode(push LF/FF or ONLINE). Sample hex dump 4. Exit the HEX-DUMP function. Exit the HEX-DUMP function in either of the following ways: •...
  • Page 153: Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-Almnt)

    USING SETUP MODE Checking Vertical Print Alignment (V-ALMNT) The V-ALMNT function corrects the vertical character displacement that sometimes occurs with bidirectional printing. Characters printed from left to right are not aligned with characters printed from right to left as shown below: This example shows how printing looks when characters are vertically misaligned.
  • Page 154 USING SETUP MODE 3. Adjust the vertical print alignment at letter quality speed. Examine the parallel bars. If the bars are aligned (not jagged), go to step 4. If the bars are offset to the left, repeatedly press the “ ” button until the bars are aligned. If the bars are offset to the right, repeatedly press the “...
  • Page 155: 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 SETUP MODE Fujitsu DPL24C PLUS emulation. Differences in the IBM Proprinter REFERENCE XL24E and Epson ESC/P2 emulations are summarized after the flowchart.
  • Page 156: Dpl24C Plus Organization

    USING SETUP MODE DPL24C PLUS ORGANIZATION Note: Asterisks (*) indicate default setting at shipment. Move the cursor on the prime guide. Select function. Move the cursor on the prime guide. Select option, print next item. Select option, print previous item. General operation for LED control panel.
  • Page 157 USING SETUP MODE To enter SETUP MODE press SETUP at offline state. Move displaced items Select the displayed option. Exit SETUP MODE. General operation for LCD control panel. User's Manual 5-63...
  • Page 158 USING SETUP MODE This area is only for LCD type instead of below area. This area is only for LED type. 5-64 User's Manual...
  • Page 159: Differences In Ibm Proprinter Xl24E Emulation

    USING SETUP MODE 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: • The AGM item is provided: 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:...
  • Page 160: Online Setup Mode

    USING SETUP MODE ONLINE SETUP The preceding sections describe offline setup mode. This section introduces online setup mode. The tedious task of setting up printer MODE 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 161: Chapter 6 Maintenance

    CHAPTER 6 MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Your printer requires very little care. Occasional cleaning and replacement of the ribbon cartridge are all that is required. Lubrication of the printer is usually not necessary. If the print head carriage does not move smoothly back and forth, clean the printer as described in this chapter.
  • Page 162: Cleaning The Platen

    MAINTENANCE 4. Open the front cover of the printer and remove the ribbon cartridge. If necessary lay down control panel. Using a soft vacuum brush, gently vacuum the platen, print head carriage, and surrounding areas. You can easily slide the print head to the left or right when the power is off.
  • Page 163: Replacing The Ribbon

    MAINTENANCE REPLACING THE There are two ways of replacing the ribbon. You can install a new ribbon cassette in the printer or refill the old ribbon cassette with new ribbon RIBBON from a ribbon sub cassette. Appendix A lists order numbers for ribbon cassettes and ribbon sub cassettes.
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE 3. Remove the ribbon guide. Removing the ribbon guide 4. To remove the ribbon cassette, pull the under side of ribbon cassette and carefully lift the cartridge out of the printer. Removing the ribbon cassette User's Manual...
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE 5. Remove the new ribbon cassette from its package. Push in the two ribbon release tabs. The tabs snap into the cassette and the ribbon feed mechanism engages. Preparing the ribbon cassette 6. Remove the ribbon guide (green part) from the ribbon cassette. Don’t turn the ribbon feed knob before installation.
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE Put the green ribbon guide into the space in front of print head. And then place the mounting pins (both side of ribbon cassette) on the slot of the printer cover. And then push the ribbon cassette so that the ribbon cassette is installed vertically.
  • Page 167 10. Return the control panel.. 11. Close the front cover. NOTE A Fujitsu ribbon cassette is recommended. Don’t use other cassettes. If other cassettes are used, operating problems or a damage of the print head may be caused. User's Manual...
  • Page 168: Replacing The Print Head

    MAINTENANCE REPLACING THE The print head is easy to replace. PRINT HEAD CAUTION <HOT> The print head and metal frame is hot during printing or immediately after printing. Do not touch them until it cools down. (HOT) To remove the print head: 1.
  • Page 169 MAINTENANCE 5. Remove the print head. FAN connector FAN connector Print HD CAUTION Card edge Be carefully to remove the card edge and FAN connector straightly. User's Manual...
  • Page 170 MAINTENANCE To install the print head: 1. Connect the connector to the card edge of the print head. 2. Fit the mounting bosses of the print head into the holes on the carriage. 3. Connect the fan connector. Fan connector Print head Connector Card edge...
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE 4. Fix the print head by two screws.. 5. Insert the fan cables under black plastic part. CAUTION If the FAN cable protrude from black plastic part. FAN cable may be damaged by ribbon feed mechanism on left side frame. User's Manual 6-11...
  • Page 172: Opening And Closing The Control Panel

    MAINTENANCE Opening and closing the control panel The control panel of this printer can be pulled down toward the front as necessary, such as when jammed paper must be removed. Front cover Control Panel Removing the stacker unit Lock lever The stacker unit of this printer can be removed in the event that paper is jammed in it unit.
  • Page 173: Mounting The Stacker Unit

    MAINTENANCE Mounting the stacker unit Position groove 1 over guide pin 1 on the right and left sides of the stacker unit. Then, push in the stacker unit until guide pin 2 is hooked onto slot 2. Slot 2 Groove 1 Guide pin 2 Guide pin 1 Groove 1...
  • Page 174 MAINTENANCE 6-14 User's Manual...
  • Page 175: Chapter 7 Trouble-Shooting

    CHAPTER 7 TROUBLE-SHOOTING TROUBLE-SHOOTING Your printer is extremely reliable, but occasional problems may occur. You can solve many of these problems yourself, using this chapter. If you encounter problems that you cannot resolve, contact your dealer for assistance. This chapter is organized as follows: •...
  • Page 176 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions Problem Solution Printing is too light or Make sure that the ribbon cartridge is too dark. properly installed and that the ribbon feeds smoothly. Check ribbon wear. Replace the ribbon if necessary. Check the difference of thickness of medium.
  • Page 177 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution Characters are lost at If lost area is about 10mm (3mm) from left and the left or right end. right edge of continuous forms(single sheet), Area-over detection control woks properly. In this case make sure that paper size, paper position, and left and right margins are properly set.
  • Page 178 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.1 Print Quality Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution Lines are double Check the line spacing setting in your software. spaced instead of Change the CR-CODE setting in the printer single spaced. setup mode to CR ONLY. See the section MENU1 and MENU2 Items and Options in Chapter 5.
  • Page 179: Paper Handling Problems

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Paper Handling Problems Table 7.2 describes common paper handling problems and suggests solutions. See Chapter 3 for detailed procedures on loading and using paper. Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions Problem Solution Paper cannot be loaded Make sure that the paper path indicator or fed.
  • Page 180 TROUBLE-SHOOTING Table 7.2 Paper Handling Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Problem Solution Paper jams while Turn off the printer and remove the jammed loading. paper. Remove any obstructions from the paper path. If you are using a cut sheet feeder, make sure that the bin lever is set to the “CLOSED”...
  • Page 181: Operating Problems

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Operating Problems Table 7.3 identifies common operating problems and suggests solutions. If you cannot resolve a problem, contact your dealer. Table 7.3 Operating Problems and Solutions Problem Solution The power does not Make sure that the “I” on the printer power turn on.
  • Page 182: Printer Failures

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Printer Failures A user cannot generally resolve a problem involving defective printer hardware. On detecting a fatal error, the printer will: • Stop printing • Beep four times • Turn the ONLINE indicator off The control panel displays alarms. The meanings of alarms can be checked in the following table.
  • Page 183: Alarm Display Function(Led)

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Alarm display function(LED) This printer has a function for distinguishing between alarms by using the blinking of individual lamps on the control panel. From the combination of blinking lamps in an alarm state, the meaning of the alarm can be determined as shown in the following table. Lamp Condition of occurrence Alarm name...
  • Page 184: Alarm Display Function(Lcd)

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Alarm display function(LCD) This printer has a function for distinguishing between alarms by using the blinking of message lamp and LCD on the control panel. Alarm name Condition of occurrence LRES alarm FATAL! LRES could not be detected during the space initial operation. LRES ALARM Space problem alarm The shield board could not be detected normally by the LRES...
  • Page 185: Responses To Alarm Occurrences

    TROUBLE-SHOOTING Responses to alarm occurrences Your first response to each alarm should be as described in the following table. Problem Solution LRES alarm Remove any paper dust, which may cause problems in carriage operation. Same solution same as above should be done. Space problem Check adjustment for paper thickness.
  • Page 186 TROUBLE-SHOOTING • 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 7-12 User's Manual...
  • Page 187: Chapter 8 Installing Options

    CHAPTER 8 INSTALLING OPTIONS INSTALLING OPTIONS The installation of options allows you to expand the capabilities of your printer. Options available for the printer include: • LAN card • Cut sheet feeder • Tractor unit • Large stacker • Large Paper Table The LAN card is a user installable option, but can be installed only on a printer model with the parallel and USB interfaces.
  • Page 188: Installing On The Front Side Of The Printer

    INSTALLING OPTIONS Installing on the front side of the printer 1. Turn off the printer power. Confirm that the printer power is turned to the side. 2. Removing the tractor unit Raise the paper table and remove the tractor unit. (For details on mounting and removing the tractor unit, see “Selecting the Tractor Unit Position”...
  • Page 189 INSTALLING OPTIONS 4. Replacing the paper table Be sure to replace the paper table. (Same way as “Close the soundproof cover” on page 2-6.) If the paper table is incorrectly set, a paper jam may occur. 5. Connecting the cable Connect the cut sheet feeder cable to the connector on the front right of the printer.
  • Page 190: Installing On The Rear Side Of The Printer

    INSTALLING OPTIONS 6. Extend the extension and extension wire in the order from (1) to (2) according to the size of the paper to be used. Installing on the rear side of the printer Before mounting the cut sheet feeder, turn off the printer power. 1.
  • Page 191 INSTALLING OPTIONS Check that the cut sheet feeder frame is correctly mounted on mounting pin 2. 3. Close the rear stacker. User's Manual...
  • Page 192 INSTALLING OPTIONS 4. Connecting the cable Connect the cut sheet feeder cable to the connector on the rear right of the printer. Insert the cable with the connector arrow mark up. 5. Extend the extension and extension wire in the order from (1) to (2) according to the size of the paper to be used User's Manual...
  • Page 193: Removing The Cut Sheet Feeder

    INSTALLING OPTIONS Removing the Cut Sheet Feeder Before removing the cut sheet feeder, disconnect the cable. WARNING (Electric shock) Before mounting or removing the cut sheet feeder, turn off the power switches of the personal computer and the printer and remove the power plug from the outlet. Otherwise, you may receive electric shock.
  • Page 194: Installing The Tractor Unit

    INSTALLING OPTIONS When mounted on the rear side of the printer Cable INSTALLING THE A tractor unit is supplied as standard equipment attached to the front of the printer. TRACTOR UNIT This unit may also be attached to the rear of the printer for rear feeding of continuous forms.
  • Page 195: Installing The Large Stacker

    INSTALLING OPTIONS INSTALLING THE To continuously stack cut sheets or eject long cut sheets to the rear, mount the large stacker. LARGE STACKER Also, if a cut sheet feeder is mounted at the rear, the stacker must be replaced with the large stacker even if cut sheets need not be continuously stacked.
  • Page 196 INSTALLING OPTIONS Mounting the rear stacker At the rear of the printer, push the protrusions on both sides of the rear stacker into the holes inside the rear stacker guide as shown in the following figure. 8-10 User's Manual...
  • Page 197 INSTALLING OPTIONS INSTALLING THE To use cut sheets or Cut Sheet Feeder, mount the large or small paper table. PAPER TABLE Removing the soundproof cover After opening the soundproof cover and adjusting it to a tilted position, remove the soundproof cover by pulling it to separate the left and right protrusions on the soundproof cover ends from the grooves on the cover.
  • Page 198: Installing The Paper Table

    INSTALLING OPTIONS Installing the Paper Table Insert and push the left and right protrusions on the paper table ends into the grooves on the cover as shown in the following figure. Set the paper table in the normal position. (See “Setting the paper table” in Chapter 2.) The paper table can be opened or closed in the same way as the removed soundproof cover.
  • Page 199 APPENDIX A SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS This appendix lists the supplies and options available for the printer. Contact your dealer for information on ordering any of these items. SUPPLIES Supplies Order Number Ribbon cassette Black ribbon CA05463-D807 Ribbon sub cassette Black ribbon CA05463-D877 Print head...
  • Page 200: Appendix A Supplies And Options

    SUPPLIES AND OPTIONS User's Manual...
  • Page 201: Appendix B Printer And Paper Specifications

    APPENDIX B 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. PHYSICAL Dimensions SPECIFICATIONS Height: 290 mm (11.4 in) Width: 600 mm (23.6 in) Depth: 350 mm (13.8 in) Weight: 22.5 kg (50 lb)
  • Page 202: Functional Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS FUNCTIONAL Print method Impact dot matrix with a 0.2 mm, 24-wire head SPECIFICATIONS Bidirectional logic-seeking or unidirectional Print direction seeking Horizontal × vertical Character cell Letter (10 cpi): 36 × 24 dots 30 × 24 dots Letter (12 cpi): 18 ×...
  • Page 203 IBM PC character sets 1 and 2 (code pages 437) • IBM PS/2 character sets (code pages and other national character sets (57 + 2 languages in total) • Fujitsu character sets (691 characters) • ESC/P2: Italic character set Graphics character sets 1 and 2 •...
  • Page 204 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Fonts Resident Nineteen 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. Scalable: Courier, Timeless, and Nimbus Sans ®; each in normal, bold, and italic styles Downloaded Available from independent vendors Line spacing...
  • Page 205: Performance Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS Print speed 10 cpi 12 cpi Letter: 180 cps 216 cps (MODE 1) 125 cps 150 cps (MODE 2) Report: 360 cps 432 cps Correspondence: 360 cps 432 cps Draft: 720 cps 864 cps (MODE 1) 540 cps 648 cps (MODE 2)
  • Page 206: Paper Specifications

    PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS PAPER Print Area SPECIFICATIONS This section illustrates the recommended print area for single sheets and continuous forms. Print area for single sheets User's Manual...
  • Page 207 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Approx. 101 mm (4 inches) for front tractor feed Approx. 157 mm (6.2 inches) for rear tractor feed Print area for continuous forms User's Manual...
  • Page 208: 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 209 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Type of Paper Number of Thickness Parts Carbonless 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb) Middle (2-6p) 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb) Bottom 40-64 g/m (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb) 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb) Middle (2-7p) 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb)
  • Page 210 PRINTER AND PAPER SPECIFICATIONS Type of Paper Number of Thickness Parts Carbon-backed Do not use in high humidity environments. 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb) Middle (2-6p) 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb) Bottom 40-64 g/m (34-55 kg or 11-17 lb) 40 g/m (34 kg or 11 lb) Middle (2-7p)
  • Page 211: Appendix C Command Sets

    APPENDIX C 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 Separate programmer s manuals are available for these emulations.
  • Page 212: Fujitsu Dpl24C Plus

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) This section describes the printer commands for the DPL24C PLUS FUJITSU DPL24C command set which is the native command set of this printer. See the PLUS Programmer’s Manual (DPL24C PLUS) for detailed information on using these commands.
  • Page 213 COMMAND SETS Function Command Double-height characters on/off ESC V (n) (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) This command does not adjust the line spacing. Multiwidth and height printing ESC u (n) (h ) (h n = 0: Not adjusted ) (v 1: Character pitch multiplied 2: Line spacing multiplied...
  • Page 214 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Function Command Select printing style ESC ! (n) 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...
  • Page 215 COMMAND SETS Function Command Set character offset to n/120 inch ESC DC1 (n) Cancelled by CR or ESC x. (0 < n < 63) (64 < n < 127) Set character pitch to n/360 inch ESC e H (0 < n <...
  • Page 216 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Function Command Tabulation Horizontal tab execution Set horizontal tabs ESC D (n ) ... (n 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.
  • Page 217 COMMAND SETS Function Command Set page length to n inches ESC C NUL (n) or (1 < n < 22) ESC e C NUL (n) or ESC FF NUL (n) Set page length to n/360 inch ESC e f (n ) (n ×...
  • Page 218 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Function Command Select code table ESC e C (n) 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 ESC e E number ) (n ) (n...
  • Page 219 COMMAND SETS Function Command • n (bit 0 to 2: Specification of font number) (1) Resident fonts m (bit 1, 0) = 0, 0 m (bit 1, 0) = 1, 0 Courier 10 OCR-B Prestige elite 12 OCR-A Draft Compressed Boldface PS Pica 10 Correspondence...
  • Page 220 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Function Command Select character style (font attributes) ESC e i (n) n = 0:Upright 1:Italic Select stroke weight (font attributes) ESC e w (n) 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) ESC e t (n)
  • Page 221 COMMAND SETS Function Command Copy resident font to download area ESC : NUL (m) (n) 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 ESC &...
  • Page 222 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Function Command Bit Image Graphics Graphics type m graphics ESC * (m) ) (n ) (data) Graphics type m graphics ESC e b (m) ) (n ) (data) or ESC e B (m) ) (n ) (data) Single-density graphics ESC K (n ) (n...
  • Page 223 COMMAND SETS Function Command Bar Code Printing Print bar code ESC DC4 (b) R Total number of parameters (c) (w) (h) (a) R: (fixed) ) ... (ch Type of bar code ASCII Decimal Type Codabar (nw-7) EAN 13 EAN 8 Code 3 of 9 Industrial 2 of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5...
  • Page 224: Bar Code Printing Control

    COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Bar Code Printing Control ASCII : ESC + DC4 + b + R + c + w + a + ch1 … + chn Hexadecimal : 1B + 14 + b + 52 + c + w + a + ch1 … + chn Decimal : 27 + 20...
  • Page 225 COMMAND SETS (d) w (Specify the width of the narrow bar of the bar code to be printed in units of 1/1440.) Specify the “Logical value” to be printed (in units of 1/1440). Actual printing: The printer prints with the width given in the following table in units of 1/180 inches.
  • Page 226 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) (f) a (Bits 2~0: Specifications related to the check and OCR characters.) Content of Content of specification value setting Check character Added Additional specification Not added Specification of OCR Printed character printing (OCR-B is taken as the Not printed standard) To the left of the...
  • Page 227 COMMAND SETS (g) (ch1) … (chn) The data and the printable character set are listed below. Type of bar Usable character Data count code Codabar Numerals: 0 ~ 9 1 ≤ n ≤ 64 Symbols; + -, $/: Start, Stop: Includes Start and A,a,B,b,C,c,D,d, Stop...
  • Page 228 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Function Command Print Option Control Friction feed selection / / F / / Rear tractor feed selection / / T / / Front tractor feed selection / / M / / Cut sheet feed selection / / S / / Host controlled paper path control ESC e T (n) n = “F”...
  • Page 229 COMMAND SETS 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 Command Emulate DPL24C+, XL24E, ESC/P2 Controllable in online setup mode Font...
  • Page 230 COMMAND SETS (DPL24CPLUS) Item Selectable options in setup mode Command Attributes NONE, ITALICS, CONDNSD, ESC 4 (ESC 5) SHADOW, BOLD SI or ESC SI (DC2) ESC E (ESC F) ESC G (ESC H) ESC e i ESC ! Page 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, ESC C NUL length 8.5, 11.0, 11.6, 12.0, 14.0, 18.0 IN...
  • Page 231 COMMAND SETS Item Selectable options in setup mode Command Character SET 1, SET2 ESC7 ESC6 SKIP, NO-SKIP ESC N (ESC O) Perfora- tion skip Paper 8.0 IN, 11.0 IN, 11.4 IN, 13.6IN, (8.0 Controllable in width IN is default for 80-column printer, online setup mode and 13.6 IN is default for 136- column printer)
  • Page 232: Ibm Proprinter Xl24E Emulation

    COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) This section describes the printer commands for the IBM Proprinter IBM PROPRINTER XL24E emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended XL24E EMULATION commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Command Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on ESC G Double-strike (bold) printing off...
  • Page 233 COMMAND SETS Function Command Condensed characters on SI or ESC SI Condensed and elite characters off Subscript or superscript printing on ESC S (n) (subscript: n = 1, superscript: n = 0) Subscript and superscript printing off ESC T Underline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) ESC - (n) Overline on/off (on: n = 1, off: n = 0) ESC_(n)
  • Page 234 COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) Function Command Change graphics line spacing base to ESC [ \ (m ) (m 1/216 or 1/180 inch (for ESC J and ESC 3) ) ... (t = 4, m 0 < t < 255, 0 < t <...
  • Page 235 COMMAND SETS Function Command Character Set Control Select character set 1 ESC 7 Select character set 2 ESC 6 × 256 characters from all- ESC \ (n Print n (chars.) character set (chars.: codes of characters to print, 0 < chars. < 255) ESC ^ (char.) Print a character from all-character set (char.: a code of character to print,...
  • Page 236 COMMAND SETS (IBM XL24E) Function Command Downloading Select resident or downloaded font ESC I (n) Ex.n = 0:Resident Draft 2:Resident Courier 4:Downloaded Draft 6:Downloaded Courier ESC = (n ) (n Create download font ID (m ) (m ) (data) Bit Image Graphics Single-density graphics ESC K (n ) (data)
  • Page 237: Epson Esc/P2 Emulation

    COMMAND SETS This section describes the printer commands for the Epson ESC/P2 EPSON ESC/P2 emulation. Asterisks in the “Function” column indicate extended EMULATION commands that are not supported by the original printer. Function Command Print Mode Control Double-strike (bold) printing on ESC G Double-strike (bold) printing off ESC H...
  • Page 238 COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command Select line ESC ( - (n = 3, n = 0, d ) (d ) (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 239 COMMAND SETS Function Command × 256)/360 inch ESC c (n Set character pitch to (n (0 < n < 255) (0 < n < 4) ESC ( U (n ) (d) Select character pitch (specify unit of 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...
  • Page 240 COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command Set vertical tabs ESC B (n )... The values of n to n in this ) NUL command are the ASCII values of the lines (at the current line spacing) at which tabs are to be set. (1 <...
  • Page 241 COMMAND SETS Function Command Character Set Control Select character set 1 ESC 7 Select character set 2 ESC 6 Select character set table ESC t (n) n = 0:Italics character set 1:Graphics character set 2:Downloaded character set 3:Graphics character set Select international character set ESC R (n) n = 0:USA...
  • Page 242 COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command Assign a character set to active character set ESC ( t (n ) (n number 0 to 3 ) (d ) (d = 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...
  • Page 243 COMMAND SETS Function Command Select type style • Bitmap font: ESC k (n) 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 5:Timeless 6:Timeless 7:Timeless 8:Timeless 9:Timeless ESC X m (n...
  • Page 244 COMMAND SETS (ESC/P2) Function Command Bit Image Graphics Graphics type m graphics ESC * (m) (n (data) Bit image mode definition ESC ? (s) (n) Single-density graphics ESC K (n ) (data) Double-density graphics ESC L (n ) (data) High-speed double-density graphics ESC Y (n ) (data) Quadruple-density graphics...
  • Page 245 APPENDIX D INTERFACE INFORMATION INTERFACE INFORMATION This printer can communicate with a computer through a 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 246: Compatible Mode

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Compatible Mode Return Signal Name Direction Description Pin No. Data Strobe Input This signal is a strobe (DSTB) 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.
  • Page 247: Appendix D Interface Information

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Return Signal Name Direction Description Pin No. − Select Output This signal is high when (SLCT) the printer is online. − Auto Feed Input Not used − − − No connection − Signal − Logic ground level (0 V) Ground −...
  • Page 248: Nibble Mode

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Nibble Mode Pin numbers 2 to 9, 15 to 31, and 33 to 35 are the same as the conventional mode. Return Signal Name Direction Description Pin No. Host Clock Input This signal is set high when the host requests the reverse data transfer phase (nibble mode).
  • Page 249 INTERFACE INFORMATION Return Signal Name Direction Description Pin No. − Host Busy Input Reverse data transfer phase: This signal is set low when the host can receive data, and goes high when the host has received data. Following a reverse data transfer, the interface enters the reverse idle phase when the Host Busy...
  • Page 250: Data Transmission Timing

    INTERFACE INFORMATION 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. T1, T2, T3 >...
  • Page 251: Serial Interface

    INTERFACE INFORMATION RS-232C is the standard serial interface for data terminal equipment. The SERIAL INTERFACE 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 252: 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 (selectable) Speed: 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, or...
  • Page 253 INTERFACE INFORMATION # indicates an open wire. Wire q is unnecessary for the DTR (or RC) protocol. Some computers may not require wire w. DSR-enabled control enables communication using an RS-232C interface. The CTS and DSR input control signals are enabled; CD is ignored.
  • Page 254: Serial Protocols

    INTERFACE INFORMATION 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 information can be processed.
  • Page 255: Usb Interface

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Cable USB INTERFACE 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 Signal line name Function vbus Power supply...
  • Page 256: Lan Interface

    INTERFACE INFORMATION Cable LAN INTERFACE This printer supports the 10Base-T and 100Base-TX cables. Connector pin alignment Signal line name Function TXO+ NIC-HUB Transmit data + TXO- NIC-HUB Transmit data - RXI+ HUB-NIC Receive data + − − − − − −...
  • Page 257: Appendix E Character Sets

    APPENDIX E CHARACTER SETS CHARACTER SETS Below are character sets 1 and 2 of Code Page 437, CHARACTER SETS available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and 1 AND 2 the IBM Proprinter XL24E emulation. Characters (DPL24C PLUS AND enclosed in boxes differ for sets 1 and 2. IBM XL24E Characters in set 2 also vary with the national character set.
  • Page 258: Italic And Graphics Character Sets (Esc/P2 Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS The following shows character sets available in the Epson ESC/P2 ITALIC AND emulation. Characters differ in codes 128 to 255 (hex 80 to FF). GRAPHICS CHARACTER SETS (ESC/P2 Italic Character Set EMULATION) Graphics Character Set 1 User's Manual...
  • Page 259 CHARACTER SETS Graphics Character Set 2 User's Manual...
  • Page 260: National Character Sets (All Emulations

    CHARACTER SETS Below are the 52 national character sets available for all emulations of NATIONAL this printer. These character sets support different characters and CHARACTER SETS symbols specific to different languages. Note that these tables are for (ALL EMULATIONS) 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 261 CHARACTER SETS PAGE437/USA (Code Page 437/USA) PAGE852/PG852-T (Code Page 852) PAGE850 (Code Page 850(Multilingual)) PAGE855 (Code Page 855) User's Manual...
  • Page 262 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...
  • Page 263 CHARACTER SETS HUNGARY/HUNG-T (Hungarian) POLISH/POLSH-T (Polish) SLOV/SLOV-T (Slovenian) MAZOWIA/MAZOW-T (Mazowian) User's Manual...
  • Page 264 CHARACTER SETS LATIN2/LATN2-T (Latin2) TURKY/TURKY-T (Turkish) KAMENIC/KAMEN-T (Kamenicky) CYRILIC (Cyrillic) User's Manual...
  • Page 265 CHARACTER SETS IBM437 (IBM 437) ELOT928 (ELOT 928) IBM851 (IBM 851) PG-DHN (Code Page DHN) User's Manual...
  • Page 266 CHARACTER SETS LATIN-P (Latin Polish) LITHUA1 (Lithuanian 1) ISO-LTN (ISO Latin) LITHUA2 (Lithuanian 2) E-10 User's Manual...
  • Page 267 CHARACTER SETS MACEDON (Macedonian) PG-MAC ELOT 927 User's Manual E-11...
  • Page 268 CHARACTER SETS DEC GR HBR-OLD E-12 User's Manual...
  • Page 269 CHARACTER SETS PAGE 862 (Code Page 862) GREEK 11 HBR-DEC ISO-TUK User's Manual E-13...
  • Page 270 CHARACTER SETS RUSCII LATIN-9 WCP1250 (Windows – 1250) WCP1251 (Windows – 1251) E-14 User's Manual...
  • Page 271 CHARACTER SETS WCP1252 (Windows – 1252) NATIONAL The following character sets differ from those of Code Page 437 (USA), available in the DPL24C PLUS command set and the IBM Proprinter CHARACTER SETS XL24E emulation. (DPL24C PLUS AND IBM XL24E EMULATION) FRENCH (French) ITALIAN (Italian) User's Manual...
  • Page 272 CHARACTER SETS SPANISH (Spanish) FINNISH (Finnish) DANISH1/NORWEGN (Danish1/Norwegian) DANISH2 (Danish2) E-16 User's Manual...
  • Page 273: National Character Sets (Esc/P2 Emulation

    CHARACTER SETS The following character sets differ from the graphics character sets NATIONAL available in the Epson ESC/P2 emulation. CHARACTER SETS (ESC/P2 EMULATION) DANISH1 (Danish1) SPANSH1 (Spanish1) ITALIAN (Italian) SPANSH2 (Spanish2) User's Manual E-17...
  • Page 274 CHARACTER SETS JAPAN (Japanese) LATIN A (Latin American) NORWEGN (Norwegian) FRENCH (French) E-18 User's Manual...
  • Page 275 CHARACTER SETS DANISH2 (Danish2) KOREA LEGAL User's Manual E-19...
  • Page 276: National Character Sets And Supported Resident Fonts (All Emulations

    CHARACTER SETS In all emulations, this printer supports 52 national character sets for NATIONAL characters and symbols specific to different languages. Some national CHARACTER SETS character sets, however, do not have some characters and symbols and AND SUPPORTED may not be usable, depending on resident fonts. The following tables RESIDENT FONTS show which of the resident fonts are supported for each national (ALL EMULATIONS)
  • Page 277 CHARACTER SETS Resident font National Name in character set setup menu Hungarian HUNGARY √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Hungarian two- HUNG-T √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ pass √ √ √ √...
  • Page 278 CHARACTER SETS Resident font National Name in character set setup menu Lithuanian 1 LITHUA1 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Lithuanian 2 LITHUA2 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Macedonian MACEDON √...
  • Page 279: Appendix Fresident Fonts

    APPENDIX F RESIDENT FONTS RESIDENT FONTS This appendix provides print samples of the printer's nineteen resident fonts. 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...
  • Page 280 RESIDENT FONTS COURIER (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic NIMBUS SANS  (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic TIMELESS (SCALABLE) Normal Bold Italic User's Manual...
  • Page 281: Index

    INDEX INDEX Diagnostic functions ....... 5-55, 7-11 Download ..........B-1, B-4, C-8 Adjustments DPL24C PLUS ..........5-16 left margin.......3-13, 3-16, 3-19, 5-21 DRAFT ............ 5-17, B-2 left print start position.........5-37 top-of-form .....3-24, 5-21, 5-34, 5-35 paper thickness........3-9, 3-10 Eject............QR-2, 3-23 AMOUNT ............5-51 Emulation ..........
  • Page 282 INDEX Maintenance............6-1 Self-test ........2-18, 5-4, 5-12, 5-55 Margin ............. 5-34 Serial interface ........2-21, 2-28, D-7 Menu......QR-3, 2-25, 4-8, 5-4, 5-12 Setup mode ............5-1 Multipart paper ..........B-8 Single sheet loading............3-19 Single sheets..........B-6 ejecting ............3-23 Number of copies......
  • Page 283: Fujitsu Offices

    Please send your comments on this manual or on Fujitsu products to the FUJITSU OFFICES following addresses: North American Contact: Asian Contact: FUJITSU CANADA INC. FUJITSU HONG KONG LTD. 6975 Creditview Road, Unit 1, 10F., Lincoln House, 979 King's Road, Taikoo...
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