Epson LQ-870 / LQ-1170

Language: Epson ESC/P2

Speed: 300 CPS - HS Draft 10 CPI, 275 CPS - Draft 10 CPI, 330 CPS - Draft 12 CPI, 92 CPS - LQ 10 CPI, 110 CPS - LQ 12 CPI

Graphics: 60, 180, 360dpi

No. of Pins: 24

 FontsPaperSettingsInterfaces

Epson LQ-870 / LQ-1170 Fonts

Internal Fonts

Typeface Quality Height Pitch
High Speed Draft HS Draft 10.5 pt 12 CPI
Draft Draft 7 pt 15 CPI
Draft Draft 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Courier LQ 7 pt 15 CPI
Courier LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Roman LQ 7 pt 15 CPI
Roman LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI or Proportional
Sans Serif LQ 7 pt 15 CPI
Sans Serif LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI or Proportional
Prestige LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Script LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Script C LQ 10.5 pt Proportional
Orator LQ 10.5 pt 10 CPI
Orator-S LQ 10.5 pt 10 CPI
OCR-B LQ 10.5 pt 10 CPI
Roman* LQ Scalable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments  
Sans Serif* LQ Scalable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments  

*Accessed via ESC/P2 commands.

Epson LQ-870 / LQ-1170 Paper Handling

Continuous Feeding

Tractor Feed: Push or Pull tractor standard

Optional Feeders: C806371 Single Bin for LQ-870
C806381 Dual Bin for LQ-870
C806391 Single Bin for LQ-1170
C806401 Dual Bin for LQ-870
C800201 Additional Push/Pull Tractor for LQ-870
C800211 Additional Push/Pull Tractor for LQ-1170

Manual Feeding

1. If you have tractor feed paper loaded in the printer and have a printed document still in the printer, press the TEAR OFF button to feed the paper forward to the tear-off position. Tear off the document and press the TEAR OFF button again to feed the continuous paper backward to the loading position.

2. Press the LOAD/EJECT button to feed the continuous paper out of the printer and into the standby position. The paper should be still attached to the tractor but no longer in the paper path.

3. Push the paper-release lever back to the single-sheet position.

4. Move the edge guide until you feel it click into place above the arrow mark on the paper guide. You can slide the edge guide to the left in 1/10 inch increments to increase the size of the left margin on your printout.

5. Align the left edge of the paper with the edge guide and insert the paper firmly until it meets resistance. The printer loads the paper automatically

6. Invoke printing from your software.

Epson LQ-870 / LQ-1170 Settings

SW Description Setting  
1-1 International Character Set with Italics USA
to   France
1-4   Germany
    UK
    Denmark I
    Sweden
    Italy
    Spain I
  Character Tables with Extended characters United States PC-437
    Multilingual PC-850
    Portugal PC-860
    Canada-French PC-863
    Norway PC-865
1-5 Print Direction for Graphics Unidirectional
    Bi-directional
1-6 High Speed Draft OFF
    ON
1-7 Input buffer capacity 0KB
    8KB
1-8 Skip over perforation ON
    OFF
2-1 Page Length 11 inches
to   12 inches
2-2   8.5 inches
    11.7 inches
2-3 Tear Off ON
    OFF
2-4 Auto linefeed ON
    OFF

Epson LQ-870 / LQ-1170 Interfaces

Parallel

Availability: Standard, Optional 32KB Parallel part# C823101

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Default

Serial

Availability: Optional part# C823051, Optional 32KB part# C823071

Connection: 25 DB

Activation: Installing Card