User's Guide


Control Panel

Using the Control Panel

Control Panel Buttons and Lights
Selecting a built-in font

You can control simple printer operations — such as line feeding, form feeding, loading and ejecting paper, and selecting fonts — with the buttons on the control panel. The control panel lights show the printer's status.

Control Panel Buttons and Lights

1. Tear Off (Font) lights*

Flash when continuous paper is in the tear-off position; otherwise, the lights indicate the selected font.

2. Tear Off (Font) button*

3. LF/FF button**

4. Load/Eject button**

5. Pause button

Stops printing temporarily, and resumes printing when pressed again. When pressed for three seconds, turns on the Micro Adjust mode**. To turn off, press again.

6. Paper Out light

7. Pause light

*  Font select : In the Micro Adjust mode, you can select the font to use for printing by pressing the Tear Off (Font) button. The Tear Off (Font) lights turn on, off or flash to indicate the selected font.
**  Micro Adjust mode : When you hold down the Pause button for three seconds, the printer enters the micro adjust mode. In this mode, you can press the LF/FF and Load/Eject buttons to adjust the top-of-form or tear-off position. See Adjusting the top-of-form position.


Selecting a built-in font

Follow these steps to select a built-in font using the buttons on the printer's control panel:

Make sure that the printer is not printing. If it is, wait until printing is complete.

Hold down the Pause button for three seconds to enter the Micro Adjust mode. The Pause light begins to flash. The three Tear Off (Font) lights show the current font selection.

Press the Tear Off (Font) button repeatedly to cycle through all of the available selections; then stop when you reach the desired font with a pattern shown on the control panel. Your selection stays in effect until you change it again.

  • Settings you make in your application programs usually override settings you make from the printer's control panel. For best results, use your application to select a font and pitch.
  • The Tear Off (Font) button cannot directly select OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C, Roman T, or Sans Serif H. To select one of these fonts, you must first use the Default Setting mode to register it as the "other" font and then select Others using the Tear Off (Font) button.
  • Bar code fonts cannot be selected via the control panel.


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