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The Control Panel

Buttons, Lights and Messages

Buttons
Lights
Status messages

The control panel of the printer consists of 8 buttons, 12 lights, and a 20-character liquid crystal display (LCD). The control panel layout is shown below.

Buttons

Power

Turns the printer on and off.

Cleaning
3 Sec.

Print head cleaning is performed when pressed for 3 seconds. Before cleaning, make sure that thick paper is not loaded in the printer.

Pause
(Reset 3 Sec.)

Stops printing temporarily. Press a second time to resume printing.

Clears print data in the printer memory if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

When pressed in SelecType mode, the printer returns to READY status.

SelecType

Enters SelecType mode when pressed in READY status. When pressed in SelecType mode, a desired menu can be selected.

Moves the paper cutter folder to the replacement position if pressed and held for 5 seconds.

Paper Source
(Item)

Selects the paper source: Roll Auto Cut, Roll Cutter Off or Sheet.

When pressed in SelecType mode, a desired item can be selected from the menu.

Paper Feed (+)

Feeds paper in reverse. When pressed in SelecType mode, a desired parameter can be selected from the selected item. Parameters change in forward order.

Paper Feed (-)

Feeds paper forward. When pressed in SelecType mode, a desired parameter can be selected from the selected item. Parameters change in reverse order.

Cut/Eject
(Enter)

When the Sheet light is on:
Ejects the cut sheet.

When the Roll Auto Cut light is on:
Feeds the roll paper before cutting it.

When the Roll Cutter Off light is on:
Feeds the roll paper to the guide on the platen.

When the Roll Cutter Off light is on and the Print Page Line is on:
Feeds the roll paper and then prints a page line below the document. See PAGE LINE.

Note:
This button is operable during the ink drying process.

When pressed in SelecType mode, it sets the selected parameter in the selected item as the default value. If the selected item is for execution only, the item will be executed.


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Lights

= On

= Flashing

= Off

Operate

The printer is on.

Operate

The printer is receiving print data or shutting down.

Operate

The printer is off.

Paper Out

The paper is out, the paper lever is in the released position, or the loaded paper is too thick for head cleaning.

Paper Out

The paper is jammed, or another paper output error has occurred. See Printer Stops Printing Unexpectedly.

Pause

The printer is ready to print data.

Pause

The printer mechanism is moving in preparation for printing, the printed paper is drying for a set time, or the head is being cleaned.

Pause

The printer is in pause mode or in SelecType mode, or an error has occurred. See Printer Stops Printing Unexpectedly.

Ink Out K

The black ink is out or the black ink cartridge is not installed correctly.

Ink Out K

The black ink is low. The black ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

Ink Out C

The cyan ink is out or the cyan ink cartridge is not installed correctly.

Ink Out C

The cyan ink is low. The cyan ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

Ink Out M

The magenta ink is out or the magenta ink cartridge is not installed correctly.

Ink Out M

The magenta ink is low. The magenta ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

Ink Out LC

The light cyan ink is out or the light cyan ink cartridge is not installed correctly.

Ink Out LC

The light cyan ink is low. The light cyan ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

Ink Out LM

The light magenta ink is out or the light magenta ink cartridge is not installed correctly.

Ink Out LM

The light magenta ink is low. The light magenta ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

Ink Out Y

The yellow ink is out or the yellow ink cartridge is not installed correctly.

Ink Out Y

The yellow ink is low. The yellow ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

Roll
Auto Cut

Auto Cut is selected. The roll paper will be automatically cut after printing.

Roll
Auto Cut

Roll paper is selected in the printer driver, but Sheet is selected at the control panel.

Roll
Cutter Off

Printing occurs continuously without cutting.

Roll
Cutter Off

Roll paper is selected in the printer driver, but Sheet is selected at the control panel.

Sheet

Sheet is selected. Printing is on single sheet paper. The printer ejects the paper.

Sheet

Sheet is selected in the printer driver, but Roll Auto Cut or Roll Cutter Off is selected at the control panel.

All lights On

Reset has been executed by pressing the Pause button for 3 seconds or more.


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Status messages

The following messages show the printer status. For error messages, see Printer Stops Printing Unexpectedly.

READY

Ready to print data.

PRINTING

The printer is printing a job.

POWER OFF

The printer is being turned off.

WAIT

The printer is warming up, charging ink or initializing.

INK CHARGING nnn%

The printer is charging the ink delivery system. This message shows the progress of the ink charging process.

INK DRY nn MIN

Drying ink after printing. Wait for nn minutes.

PAUSE

The printer is paused. To resume printing, press the Pause button.

RESET

The printer is being reset.

PRESS PAUSE BUTTON

The printer is waiting for a trigger signal to start media initialization.

PAPER OUT

No media is set in the printer.

LOAD xxx PAPER

The set media is different from the driver setting concerning the Roll/Sheet media setting.

LOAD PAPER

The paper lever is set to the released position.

PAPER JAM

Paper is jammed in the printer.

FRONT COVER OPEN

The front cover is open.

PAPER NOT CUT

A paper cut error has occurred.

PAPER NOT STRAIGHT

The paper is not loaded straight.

RELOAD PAPER

The printer cannot detect any paper.

INK COVER OPEN

The ink compartment cover is open.

INK OUT

Ink cartridge(s) is (are) empty.

INK LOW

Ink cartridge(s) is (are) nearly empty. Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated by the Ink Out light(s). When the ink cartridge(s) is (are) out, printing stops. Printing can be resumed after empty cartridge(s) has (have) been replaced.

NO INK CARTRIDGE

You are replacing the ink cartridge(s).

DEFECTIVE INK CRTG

CSIC error has occurred. Remove the cartridge and reinstall it.

COMMAND ERROR

This message is displayed in the following cases:

1. When the installed printer software is not correct for your printer.
2. When damaged data is sent to the printer while using the photo printing accelerator.
3. When the printer receives data with a wrong command sequence for ESC/P2.

OPTION I/F ERROR

A Type-B I/F error has occurred.

SERVICE REQ nnnnnnnn

A fatal error has occurred.

MAINTENANCE REQ nnnn

A part used in the printer has nearly reached the end of its service life. Note the error number nnnn and contact your dealer. See "Contacting Customer Support".

TURN PWR OFF AND ON

After clearing jammed paper, this message appears. Turn the printer off and on.

CLOSE INK COVER

The ink compartment cover is open. Close the cover.

NOZZLE CHECK ERROR

Correct test printing is not printed while Auto Nozzle Check is performed.

WRONG CARTRIDGE

This message is displayed when a wrong type of ink cartridge is installed.

INVALID CARTRIDGE

This message is displayed if an ink cartridge with the wrong product number is installed.

NOT ENOUGH INK

The ink remaining is not enough to finish cleaning.

UNABLE TO PRINT

No paper is loaded when printing a pattern, such as a nozzle check pattern.


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