Epson DFX-5000

Languages: none

Technology: 9-pin impact dot matrix.

Speed: High-speed draft (10 pitch) 533cps, Normal draft (10 pitch) 400cps, NLQ (10 pitch) 80cps, Draft (12 pitch) 480cps, NLQ (12 pitch) 96cps.

Emulations: Epson FX-850/1050, FX-86e/286e, FX-85/185, FX-80/100, EX-800/1000, FX, LX, Epson printer, 9-pin printer, Standard printer, and Draft printer.

 FontsPaperSettingsMessagesInterfaces

Epson DFX-5000 Fonts

Internal Typefaces: High-speed Draft, Normal Draft, NLQ Roman, and NLQ Sans Serif.

Each typeface is available in 10, 12, and proportional pitch (High-speed Draft is available only in 10 pitch).

Epson DFX-5000

Standard Feeders: Tractor-fed paper


1. Open the printer's front cover by lifting its bottom edge up and toward you.

2. Release the sprocket lock levers on both the right and left sprocket units by pulling each lever.

3. Slide the left sprocket unit all the way to the left. Lock it into place by pushing the sprocket lock lever up.



4. Now slide the right sprocket unit to approximately match the width of your paper. (Do not lock it into place yet.)



5. Slide the two paper supports so that they are spaced evenly between the sprocket units.



6. Open both sprocket covers.

7. Be sure your paper has a clean, straight edge, and then fit the first five holes in the paper over the pins of the sprocket units as shown below. The side of the paper that you want to print on should be facing you. Now close the sprocket covers.



8. Slide the right sprocket unit so that the paper is straight and has no wrinkles. Lock the sprocket unit in place by pushing the sprocket lock lever up.



9. Close the printer's front cover.

10. Turn on the printer. The print head moves to the middle of the printer and the POWER and PAPER OUT light come on. Also, either the front or rear tractor arrow on the PAPER SELECT indicator lights up.

11. Press the LINE FEED/LOAD button to load your paper. (IF the paper does not load, the front tractor may not be selected. Press the FRONT/REAR button to select the front tractor. This loads the paper automatically.)

12. After the paper loads, turn off the printer.



DIP Switch Settings


DIP Switch 1

Selector Function Switch ON Switch OFF Factory Setting Switch View ON Switch View OFF
1-1 Condensed mode Condensed Normal OFF
1-2 Slashed zero Slashed Not Slashed OFF
1-3 Character table Graphics Italics OFF
1-4 Input buffer OFF ON OFF
1-5 NLQ or Draft mode NLQ Draft OFF
1-6       OFF
1-7 International character set See Country subtable See Country subtable OFF
1-8       OFF



DIP Switch 2

Selector Function Switch ON Switch OFF Factory Setting Switch View ON Switch View OFF
2-1 Page length Condensed Normal OFF
2-2 Draft printing speed Slashed Not Slashed OFF
2-3 Skip over perforation Graphics Italics OFF
2-4 Auto line feed OFF ON OFF
2-5       OFF
2-6 Interface type/parity See Interface subtable See Interface subtable OFF
2-7       OFF
2-8 Baud Rate See Baud Rate subtable See Baud Rate subtable OFF


Country subtable

Country Switch 1-6 Switch 1-7 Switch 1-8 Factory Setting Switch View
USA OFF OFF OFF YES  
France OFF OFF ON NO  
Germany OFF ON OFF NO  
UK OFF ON ON NO  
Denmark ON OFF OFF NO  
Sweden ON OFF ON NO  
Italy ON ON OFF NO  
Spain ON ON ON NO  

Interface subtable

Interface type Parity Switch 2-5 Switch 2-6 Factory Default Switch View
Parallel   OFF OFF YES  
Serial Odd OFF ON NO  
Serial Even ON OFF NO  
Serial None ON ON NO  

Baud rate subtable

Baud Rate Switch 2-7 Switch 2-8 Factory Default Switch View
9600 bps OFF OFF YES  
4800 bps OFF ON NO  
1200 bps ON OFF NO  
300 bps ON ON NO  


Control Panel indicator lights

 

INDICATOR LIGHT MEANING
POWER On when the POWER switch is on and power is supplied to the printer.
READY On when the POWER switch is on and power is supplied to the printer.
PAPER OUT On when the printer is out of paper.
ON LINE On when the can receive and print data from the computer.
TEAR OFF On when the printer is in tear-off mode.
TOP OF FORM On when the printer is in top of form mode.
PAPER SELECT FRONT TRACTOR ARROW: Green when the front tractor is selected and paper is loaded. Red when the front tractor is out of paper.
REAR TRACTOR ARROW: Green when the rear tractor is selected and paper is loaded. Red when the rear tractor is out of paper.


Control Panel buttons

 

INDICATOR LIGHT MEANING
ON LINE Controls the printer's on line/off line status.
FORM FEED Advances paper to the top of the next page when the printer is off line.
LINE FEED/LOAD Advances paper one line when the paper is off line. (Feeds paper continuously if the button is held down.) This button can also be used to load paper when the printer is on line.
TEAR OFF Advances paper to its tear-off position and then feeds the paper back to the top of form position.
MICRO FEED Advances or reverses paper in 1/216-in increments when the printer is off line. These buttons are used to adjust the top of form and tear-off positions.
TOP OF FORM Enters and exits the top of form mode when the printer is off line.
FRONT/REAR Selects the front or rear tractor.

Epson DFX-5000 Interfaces

Parallel
Availability: Standard
Connection: Centronix Parallel

Serial
Availability: Standard
Connection: RS232C 25pin serial