Epson Action Laser II

Language: PCL Level 4, Epson

Speed: 6 PPM

Memory: 512KB, exp. to 5.5 MB

Graphics: 300 dpi

Autorotate: Yes

Duplex: Not Available

RET: Not Available

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Epson Action Laser II Fonts

Internal Fonts HP IIP Emulation Mode

Typeface Point Pitch Style Weight
Courier 12 10 Upright Medium
Courier 12 10 Italic Medium
Courier 12 10 Upright Bold
Courier 10 12 Upright Medium
Courier 10 12 Italic Medium
Courier 10 12 Upright Bold
Line Printer 8.5 16.66 Upright Medium

Internal Fonts Epson LQ-2500 Emulation Mode

Typeface Point Pitch Style Weight
Courier 12 10 Upright Medium
Courier 12 10 Upright Bold
Courier 10 12 Upright Medium
Courier 10 12 Upright Bold
Line Printer 8.5 16.66 Upright Medium
Prestige 10 12 Upright Medium
Prestige 6 20 Upright Medium

Symbol Set Emulation Modes

Symbol Set HP IIP Epson LQ
Epson Graphics no yes
Epson Italic no yes
ISO ANSI ASCII yes no
HP German yes no
HP Spanish yes no
HP Legal yes no
HP Roman Extension yes no
ECMA94 Latin-1 yes no
HP Roman-8 yes no
HP IBM-US yes no
HP IBM-DN yes no
PC Multilingual yes yes
PC USA no yes
PC Nordic no yes
PC Portuguese no yes
PC CanFrench no yes

Optional Fonts HP IIP Emulation Mode

The printer uses fonts compatible with the HP LaserJet IIP. See HP LaserJet IIP Cartridges

Epson Action Laser II Paper Handling

Unprintable Regions

Left: 50 dots (0.167")

Right: 50 dots (0.167")

Top: 50 dots (0.167")

Bottom: 50 dots (0.167")

Continuous Feeding

Standard Tray: Letter size, 100 sheets

Optional Trays: Legal, 100 sheets
Multi-media feeder, 150 sheets, any size from 3.86" wide to 14" long.

Manual Feeding

1. If the FEED light is on, press ON LINE to take the printer off line. Then press FEED to finish printing the data for the currently selected printer mode. Now the FEED light will be off or flashing slowly.

2. If you are using a paper size other than letter and you are unable to select a new paper size with your application software, use SlecType to choose the size of the paper for manual feeding on the printer panel.

3. If the printer is off line, press ON LINE to set the printer on line.

4. Press FEED to change to manual feeding. When you select manual feeding an 'M" will appear at the right of the printer panel display.

5. Adjust the paper guides to match the size of paper you are using as shown below.

6. Insert a sheet of paper into the manual feed slot as far as it will go.

7. To insert consecutive pages, wait for the messages "SET A5 MANUAL" "CANCEL MANUAL FEED:". If you want to discontinue manual feed press the triangle button.

8. To return to automatic feeding after completing a job, press the FEED button while the printer is ON LINE. The "M" will disappear from the right of the panel display.

Epson Action Laser II Messages

Message Meaning

[E] ADD MEMORY FOR CH-X There is not enough memory in Channel X. See Chapter 4 of the printer's manual for instructions on changing the RX-BUFFER SZIE or adjusting the memory distribution in the INIDIVIDUAL setting or see Appendix A for adding memory.
[E] CANCEL MANUAL FEED This indicates that there is no paper in the manual feed slot when you are using manual feed. Insert the paper or cancel manual feed.
[E] CHANGE PCU Replace the photoconductor unit as described in Chapter 6.
[S] CHAR CREAATING Characters are being created.
[S] COPY END Multiple-copy printing is canceled. (You pressed the COPY END button when the printer was off line.)
[E] COVER OPEN The printer or fan cover is open or the toner cartridge or photoconductor unit is not installed. Close the printer or fan cover or install the toner cartridge and photoconductor units.
[E] COVER OPEN PCU XXXX This message indicates that the PCY counter, which tells you the number of pages printed, must be reset to 0 when you change the photoconductor unit before the CHANGE PCU message appears. Press UP and DOWN simultaneously to reset the PCU counter. Then close the cover.
[S] DATA The printer has received data but is not yet printing, or the printer has received data and is off line. If the printer is off line, press FEED to print the data.
[E] FEED JAM Paper is not feeding into the printer from the specified cassette or has jammed on its way into the printer.
[S] FONT CREATING A font is being created
[S] GRAPHIC DRAWING Graphics are being drawn
[E] ILLEGAL CARD A card in the card slot or a cartridge in the cartridge slot cannot be read. To correct this error, take the printer off line and ten press CONTINUE. If the error message remains, make sure the printer off line and remove the cart or cartridge. If the red CONTINUE light still flashes, press CONTINUE.
[S] INITIALIZE The printer is being initialized to the factory settings.
[E] INSUFF MEMORY The printer has insufficient memory available for the task you have given it. To correct the error, press CONTINUE. If the message remains, press RESET or perform INITIALIZE. This error can also be cleared by turning the printer off and back on again. However, it may be necessary to simplify the page you are trying to print or add more memory to the printer.
[E] PAG BUFFER FULL Text or graphics data has filled the printer's buffer and an incomplete page is ejected. Press CONTINUE to clear the error. You may need to add more memory to the printer.
[S] PAPER FEEDING The printer is feeding paper.
[E] PAPER JAM Paper is not being fed into the printer or paper is jammed inside the paper path.
[E] PAPER OUT There is no paper in the standard paper cassette in the optional multi-media feeder (if installed). Insert more paper into the selected paper cassette or manually feed a sheet of a paper into the printer. See Chapter 5 for more information on loading paper.
[E] PAPER SIZE ERROR The paper size you selected with SelecType or your software does not match the paper loaded in the selected paper source. Press CONTINUE to clear the error. Insert the correct paper or change the setting in you software or with SelecType as described in Chapter 4.
[S] PRINTING The printer has received data and is printing.
[S] PRINT STOP The printer stops printing during a multi-copy print operation.
[S] RAM CHECK X.X MB The printer is checking RAM.
[S] READY The printer is ready to print.
[E] REINSERT CARD If this message appears on the display, you may have removed an identity card or a font cartridge while the FEED light was still lit or while the printer was on line. To correct the error, make sure the printer if off line. Next, reinsert the card or cartridge and press CONTINUE.
[E] REMOVE CARD You may have inserted an identity card or a font cartridge while the printer was on line or while the FEED light was on. To correct this error, take the printer off line, then remove the card or cartridge and press CONTINUTE. Before reinserting the card or cartridge make sure that all data in the buffer has been printed and that the printer is off line. If the FEED light is on, press FEED to print out the remaining data.
[E] RESELECT TRAY The optional multi-media feeder is not installed and the INOUT option is set to OPT or AUTO. Install the optional multi-media feeder and then press CONTINUE. However, if you decide not to use the optional multi-media feeder, simply press CONTINUE and paper is automatically selected from the standard paper cassette.
[S] RESET The printer has been reset to previous settings to the macro number specified with the LOAD MACRO setting in the SYSTEM CONFIG option of SelecType Level 1.
[S] ROM CHECK The printer is checking ROM.
[E] SAVE MEMORY OVERFLOW This message may appear when you are trying to save a macro with the SYSTEM CONFIG option SAVE MACRO setting in SlecType Level 1. The printer does not have enough memory to save any additional macros. To correct this error, delete unused macros using the DELETE MACRO setting and then repeat SAVE MACRO.
[E] SERVICE REQ. XXXX A controller or print engine error has been detected. Write down the error number that appears to the right of the display and turn off the printer. Turn the printer back on after a few seconds to see if the error message still appears. If it does, turn the printer off, unplug the power cord and contact a qualified service person.
[E] SET [paper size] MANUAL This message requires that you set the paper size for manual feeding.
[E] STARTUP ERROR Press the right arrow button to continue.
[E] SET FULL PRINT This message may appear when you are trying to print graphics or a mix of text and graphics. Press CONTINUE and then change the FULL PRINT setting in SelecType Level 1.
[S] STANDBY MODE If the standby mode is enabled, the printer enters this mode when it is not used for about thirty minutes. This message repeats. Press any control panel button or send data o the printer to warm it up.
[W] TONER LOW The printer is almost out of toner. When you see this message, you can still print up to 20 more pages. Then you must replace the toner cartridge.
[E] TONER OUT The toner cartridge must be replaced.
[E] TRAY SET XXX The paper size setting does not match the paper loaded in the specified paper cassette. The right column of the display indicates the currently selected cassette and the expected paper size. You can either change the paper-size setting or load the correct paper size. After you correct the paper mismatch, press CONTINUE.
[S] WARMING UP The printer is warming up.

Epson Action Laser II Interfaces

Parallel

Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Panel

Serial

Availability: Standard RS-232C

Connection: DB 25

Activation: Panel

Optional Interface Boards:

#C823051 Serial Interface, #C823071 32KB serial Interface, #C823101 32KB Parallel Interface