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
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" of a scale (see Chapter 3).
Printing the Self-Test
The printer has a built-in self-test program. The self-test prints the
firmware version, the names of the printer's resident emulations, and all
of the characters available in the emulations. The self-test prints 80
characters per line.
To print a self-test page, make sure that continuous forms are loaded.
Then proceed as follows:
1. Turn the printer off.
2. While pressing the LF/FF button, turn the printer back on.
Keep the LF/FF button pressed until the printer beeps.
Self-test printing will start.
3. Allow printing to continue for a dozen or more lines of repeat
printing. To exit the self-test mode, press the ONLINE button.
To remove the test page refer to Chapter 3.
Starting the self-test