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Paper Handling

Using Roll Paper

Attaching the roll paper to the spindle
Removing the roll paper from the spindle
Loading roll paper
Using the roll paper belt
Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines

Attaching the roll paper to the spindle

When installing the roll paper onto the spindle, follow the steps below.

Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle.

When attaching roll paper with a 2-inch core, remove the gray attachments.

Note:
Keep the gray attachments in a safe place for future use.

When attaching roll paper with a 3-inch core, slide the gray attachments to the black and white ones, matching the four arrows.

Place the roll paper on a flat surface so that it does not unwind. Slide the roll paper onto the spindle and onto the white flange until it fixes into place.

Note:
Do not stand the spindle when attaching the roll paper. It may cause slanted paper feeding.

Slide the black movable flange (removed in step 1) onto the spindle and into the end of the roll paper until it stops.


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Removing the roll paper from the spindle

To remove the roll paper from the spindle, follow the steps below.

Place the paper loaded spindle down on a flat surface.

Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle by tapping the same end of the spindle with your hand to loosen it. The flange is removed.

Caution:
To remove the black movable flange from the spindle, do not hold the spindle vertically and tap the end on the floor; otherwise, damage may occur.

Remove the roll paper from the spindle.

Note:
Store unused roll paper in its original package. Put the roll paper into the plastic bag and outer package so as to avoid moisture problems.


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Loading roll paper

To load roll paper, follow the steps below.

Open the roll paper cover.

Make sure the black movable flange is fixed into the end of the roll paper properly.

Hold the roll paper spindle so that the black movable flange is on the left side.

Make sure the roll paper is attached to the printer properly.

Move the paper lever to the released position.

Hold both sides of the paper, and then load the paper in the paper insertion slot. Pull the paper until it hangs down over the paper tray.

Note:
If you load thin paper, press the button to decrease the value of paper suction. If you load thick and curled paper, press the button to increase the value of paper suction.

Hold both the fixed and movable flanges, and rewind the paper to the line marked with the arrow mark.

Move the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically feeds the paper to the printing position.

Note:
If you press the Pause button, the printer starts to feed the paper to the printing position immediately.

Close the roll paper cover.

Raise the roll paper support.

Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover according to the paper size.

Press the Paper Source button to select or .

Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do not open the top cover. If the top cover is opened while printing is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing when the top cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing may reduce the print quality.

Caution:
Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper from the printer after printing.


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Using the roll paper belt

The roll paper belt is packed with the optional 2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle. You can also purchase the optional roll paper belt.

To use the roll paper belt, tap the end of the roll paper belt lightly on the roll paper. The belt will wrap itself around the roll paper.

To remove the roll paper belt, simply unwrap it from around the paper. When not using the roll paper belt, keep it wound around the end of the spindle.


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Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines

When your print job is finished, the printer cuts the roll paper automatically or prints page lines around the printed data according to your settings. You can make these settings using the control panel or printer software.

Note:
  • Printer driver settings usually override the control panel settings. Use your printer driver settings whenever possible.
  • When the printer cuts the printout, it may take a little time to proceed with cutting after printing is finished.

Cutting the roll paper automatically

To cut the roll paper automatically after printing, follow the steps below.

Before printing, press the Paper Source button to select .

Print your data.

To make the auto cut setting using the printer driver, see Making the Auto Cut setting for Windows or Auto Cut for Mac OS X.

Cutting the roll paper with the cut button

To cut the roll paper with the cut button after printing, follow the steps below.

Before starting to print, press the Paper Source button to select .

Print your data.

Press the or button to match the cutting position on the paper with the cutting position on the left side of the print head.

Press the Paper Source button to select .

Press and hold the Paper Source button for 3 seconds. The printer cuts the printout at the cutting position.

Printing page lines

If you want to print continuously on roll paper and then cut the pages yourself after you finish printing, use the Print Page Line setting.

To make the Print Page Line setting using the control panel, see PAGE LINE.

To make the Print Page Line setting using the printer software, see Print Page Line for Windows or Print Page Line for Mac OS X.


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