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Reliable, low cost 24-pin dot matrix printer with space-saving compact dimensions
The EPSON LQ-630 is a low cost, high quality dot matrix printer perfect for counter-top use, bringing high speed, flexibility and reliability to all environments including retail stores, banks, post offices, doctors surgeries and ticket shops, as well as industrial and trade & service companies. A simple three-button control panel ensures easy operation by both experienced and novice users, while a flatbed design enables small cut sheet paper to be inserted ergonomically from the front, with both cut sheet and continuous paper being ejected from the front side too. With a high Mean Volume Between Failure (MVBF) of the printer at 12 million lines, the EPSON LQ-630 is built to last. Cost effective and with advanced functionalities, the EPSON LQ-630 is the perfect solution for any business.
Easy Operation A key feature of the EPSON LQ-630 is its control panel. This simple, clear three-button/three-LED panel provides the power to control all aspects of the printing process quickly, ensuring operation by even the most inexperienced users. A Lock-Out function is also available to restrict the use of any buttons on the front panel. Compact and Capable With a footprint of just 38.6cm x 30.6cm x 18.5cm (WxDxH), a column length of 80 characters and the ability to print on small cut sheets - 9cm x 7cm (3.5 x 2.8) and at speeds of up to 360 cps, the EPSON LQ-630 is built to bring high performance printing especially for restricted space environments. Versatile Paper Handling Using EPSONs flatbed technology, cut sheets and continuous media are inserted and ejected at the front. Small or normal cut sheets, labels, continuous or multipart stationery up to 1 original + 4 copies can be used. Making Connections The EPSON LQ-630 features a Centronics Parallel interface as standard, and also includes a USB v1.1 interface for fast connection to the latest PC technology. For more demanding applications, an optional EPSONNet External Print Server or an EPSONNet Wireless Print Server are available.
Model name: Part Number: EPSON LQ-630 C11C480011 (220V) C11C480014DA (240V) C11C480013 (ME) Impact dot matrix 24 pins Black Bi-directional with logic seeking 300 at 10cpi 360 at 12cpi 225 at 10cpi 270 at 12cpi 337 at 15cpi 192 at 17cpi 225 at 20cpi 79 at 10cpi 94 at 12cpi 118 at 15cpi 135 at 17cpi 158 at 20cpi - Labels: Base Sheet: 0.07~0.09mm (0.0028~0.0035) Total Sheet: 0.16~0.19mm (0.0063~0.0075) (Front in, Front out) (Rear in, Front out) 1 Original + 4 Copies 4.23mm (1/6 inch) or programmable in increments of 0.0706mm (1/360 inch)
Printing Method: Number of pins: Colour: Print Direction:
Paper Feeding: - Friction feed: - Push tractor feed: Copies: Line Spacing:
Print Speed (cps)
High speed draft Draft
Input Data Buffer
32 K Byte
Centronics -type 8-bit parallel interface (IEEE-1284 Nibble mode) USB Interface ver. 1.1
Colour: Type: Ribbon Life: Black Fabric Ribbon Cartridge Approx. 2 million characters (Draft 10 cpi, 48 dots/character) EPSON (UK) Ltd Campus 100, Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7TJ. United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) E-mail: email@example.com Home Page: www.epson.co.uk
Draft condensed LQ
Approx. 57dB (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
Character sets: - 14 international character sets - 36 character code tables Italic table, PC437 (US, Standard Europe), PC850 (Multilingual), PC437 Greek, PC853 (Turkish) PC855 (Cyrillic), PC852 (East Europe), PC857 (Turkish), PC 864 (Arabic) etc. Bitmap fonts: EPSON Draft, EPSON Roman, EPSON Sans Serif, EPSON Courier, EPSON Prestige, EPSON Script, EPSON OCR-B, EPSON Orator, EPSON Orator-S, EPSON Script C Scalable fonts: EPSON Roman, EPSON Sans Serif, EPSON Roman T, EPSON Sans Serif H Bar codes: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
MVBF (Mean Print Volume Between Failure) 12 million lines (except print head) MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure): 6000 POH Print Head Life: 200 million strokes/wire
3 switches, 3 LEDs ISO 14001 BVQI Certification Number 80679 AC 220~240V 50~60Hz Approx. 20W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter pattern) Approx. 5 W in sleep mode Approx. 0 W in powered off mode Energy Star compliant 386 mm 306 mm 185 mm Approx. 3.5 kg Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP and Microsoft Windows NT operating system Version 4.0 EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP and Microsoft Windows NT operating system Version 4.0 environment only)
Rated Voltage: Rated Frequency: Power Consumption:
Width: Depth: Height: Weight:
Paper Path: - Manual Insertion: - Tractor: Cut Sheet Size: - Width: - Length: - Length (Multi part): - Length (Multi part): Continuous Paper Size: - Width: - Length: *Can also print labels Paper Thickness: - Cut Sheet: (Front in, Front out) (Rear in, Front out) 90~257mm (3.5~10.1) 70~364mm (2.8~14.3) 70~364mm (2.8~14.3) (Glued at the top) 70~297mm (2.8~11.7) (Glued at the side) 101.6~254mm (4.0~10.0) 101.6~558.8mm (4.0~22.0)
Fabric Ribbon Cartridge (Black): C13S015307 EPSONNet 10/100BaseTX Ext. Print Server: C12C824031 C12C824032 (EUL) EPSONNet Wireless Print Server 802.11B: C12C823971 (North and West Europe except UK and F) C12C823972 (UK) C12C823973 (France)
- Continuous Paper:
Single sheet (manual insertion) 0.065~0.14mm (0.0025~0.0055) Multi-part forms: 0.12~0.39mm (0.021 - 0.15") Single sheet: 0.065~0.39mm (0.025~0.15") Multi-part forms: 0.12~0.39mm (0.021~0.15")
To tear off and eject labels
When using continuous forms, always tear off and eject labels as described below.
Caution: Never feed labels backward using the Load/Eject button. Labels can easily peel off their backing and jam the printer.
1. At the back of your printer, tear off the last label form that has entered the printer. See the illustration below.
2. Press the LF/FF button to eject the last label form forward.
Caution: Do not leave labels loaded in the printer between print jobs; they tend to curl and may come off their backing sheet and jam the printer when you resume printing.
Switching Between Continuous Paper and Single Sheets
You can easily switch between continuous paper and single sheets without removing the continuous paper from the tractor.
Switching to single sheets
Follow these steps to switch from continuous paper to single sheets: 1. When the Auto tear-off function is turned on, the printer advances the paper to the tear-off position automatically. 2. Tear off the printed pages.
Caution: Always tear off paper before feeding it backwards; feeding too many sheets backwards can cause a paper jam. Never feed labels backward using the Load/Eject button. Labels can easily peel off their backing and jam the printer. For information on removing labels from the paper path, see To tear off and eject labels on page 16.
3. Press the Load/Eject button to feed the continuous paper back to the standby position. The paper is still attached to the tractor, but is no longer in the paper path. 4. Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet feeding position.
Now you can load single sheets from the paper guide. See Loading Single Sheets on page 12 for more information.
Switching to continuous paper
Follow these steps to switch from single sheets to continuous paper: 1. If necessary, press the Load/Eject button to eject the last printed single sheet. 2. Make sure continuous paper is loaded in the printer as described in Loading continuous paper with the tractor on page 6. 3. Set the paper release lever to the tractor feeding position.
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from a Windows application: Note: The examples in the following section are from the Windows 2000 operating system. They may vary in appearance from what actually appears on your screen.
1. Select Print Setup or Print from the File menu of your application software. The Print or Print Setup dialog box appears.
2. Make sure that your printer is selected and then right-click your printer icon and select Printing Preferences (Windows XP or 2000) or click Printer, Setup, Properties, or Options (Windows NT 4.0). (You may need to click a combination of these buttons.) The Document Properties dialog box, which contains the Layout and Paper/Quality menus (Windows XP or 2000), or the Page Setup and Advanced menus (Windows NT 4.0) appears. These menus contain the printer driver settings.
3. To view a menu, click the corresponding tab at the top of the window. See Changing the printer driver settings on page 32 to change the settings.
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from the Start menu: Note: The screen shots used in this procedure are from the Windows 2000 operating system. They may vary in appearance from what actually appears on your screen. 1. For Windows 2000 or NT 4.0, click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. For Windows XP Professional edition, click Start and then click Printers and Faxes. For Windows XP Home edition, point to Control Panel first, then click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences (for Windows XP or 2000), Document Defaults (for Windows NT 4.0). The Printing Preferences dialog box or the Document Properties dialog box, which contains the Layout and Paper/Quality menus (Windows XP or 2000) or the Page Setup and Advanced menus (Windows NT 4.0) appears. These menus display the printer driver settings.
When you click Properties, the printer software window appears, which includes menus used to make the printer driver settings.
Your printer driver has two menus from which you can change the printer driver settings: Layout menu and Paper/Quality menu (Windows XP or 2000) or Page Setup menu and Advanced menu (Windows NT 4.0). You can also change settings on the Utility menu in the printer software. For an overview of the available settings, see Printer Driver Settings Overview on page 33. You can also view online help by right-clicking items in the driver and selecting Whats this? When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes. Once you have checked your printer driver settings and changed them if necessary, you are ready to print.
0 slash Select the zero character with a slash ( ) (this feature is on) or without a slash (0) (this feature is off). The slash allows you to easily distinguish between the uppercase letter O and a zero. High speed draft When high speed draft is on, the printer prints up to 300 cps (characters per second) at 10 cpi (characters per inch), or 360 cps at 12 cpi. When it is off, the printer prints 225 cps at 10 cpi, or 270 cps at 12 cpi. I/F (interface) mode For LQ-630 users, you can choose AUTO (automatic), Parallel, or USB for the interface mode. For LQ-630S users, you can choose AUTO (automatic), Serial, or USB for the interface mode. When you select Auto, the printer automatically selects the interface that is receiving data, and uses that interface until the end of the print job. The Auto setting allows you to share the printer among multiple computers without changing the interface mode. If only one computer is connected to the printer, you can select Parallel, Serial or USB, depending on which interface your computer uses. Auto I/F (interface) wait time When the printer is in the auto interface mode and it receives no data from the currently selected interface for the amount of time specified with this setting, it determines which interface is receiving data and switches to that interface. You can specify either 10 seconds or 30 seconds for the auto interface wait time. Parallel I/F (interface) bidirectional mode (For LQ-630 only) The Parallel Interface bidirectional transfer mode is used when this feature is on. If bidirectional transfer mode is unnecessary, turn this off.
Baud rate (For LQ-630S only) Use this option to set the data transfer rate (baud) for the serial interface. The baud rate is measured in bits per second (bps). See your computer manual and software documentation for the proper setting. Parity (For LQ-630S only) When this option is set to None, parity checking is disabled. The parity bit, if used, provides a basic form of error detection. See your computer manual and software documentation for the proper setting. Data length (For LQ-630S only) Set the data length of the serial interface to 7 bit or 8 bit. See your computer manual and software documentation for the proper setting. Packet mode Be sure to select Auto when printing from Windows applications using the printer driver included in the CD-ROM that comes with the printer. In case you encounter any communication troubles when printing from applications based on other operating systems such as DOS, turn off this mode. Auto CR (carriage return) This setting is available only in IBM PPDS emulation mode. When auto carriage return is on, each line feed (LF) code or ESC J code is accompanied by a carriage return (CR) code so the printer moves the next printing position to the left margin. When this setting is off, you must send a CR code after the line feed code to move the printing position to the left margin. A.G.M. (IBM) Turn on the alternate graphic mode (A.G.M.) to make the ESC 3, ESC A, ESC J, ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, and ESC * commands in IBM PPDS emulation mode work the same way as in ESC/P 2 mode. The A.G.M. feature is available only in IBM PPDS emulation mode.
Character table You can select from among 13 to 36 standard character tables, depending on the country of purchase. See Default-setting mode on page 41 for more information. International character set for italic table You can select among several international character sets for the italic character table. Each character set contains eight characters that vary depending on the country or language, so you can customize the italic table to suit your printing needs. Pitch You can select the character pitch from 10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi, 17 cpi, 20 cpi or Proportional. Font
You can select the following fonts: Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C, Roman T, and Sans Serif H.
Manual feed wait time This setting allows you to set the amount of wait time between when paper is inserted into the paper guide and it is fed. If the paper feeds before you can adjust its position properly, you should increase the wait time. Buzzer (beeper) The printer beeps when an error occurs. See Using the Error Indicators on page 52 for more information on printer errors. If you do not want the printer to beep when an error occurs, turn off this setting. Multipart forms with cut-paper tab binding When using multipart forms with cut-paper tab bindings that are 4 inches or wider but less than 9.4 inches wide, turn on this setting.When this setting is on, the print head avoids the binding area along the right and left edges of multipart forms during paper feeding. This makes paper feeding easier and prevents paper jams. 46
Changing default settings
Follow these steps to enter the default-setting mode and change the printers default settings: Note: To print the language selection and default-setting mode instructions, you need five sheets of A4 or letter size single-sheet paper or five pages of continuous paper that is at least 279 mm (11 inches) long and 210 mm (8.3 inches) wide. See Loading Continuous Paper on page 5 and Loading Single Sheets on page 12 for instructions on loading continuous paper and single sheets. If you use single sheets, you need to load a new sheet of paper each time the printer ejects a printed sheet from the paper guide. 1. When using continuous paper, make sure paper is loaded and the printer is turned off.
Caution: Whenever you turn off the printer, wait at least five seconds before turning it back on; otherwise, you may damage the printer.
2. Turn on the printer while holding down the Load/Eject and Pause buttons. The printer enters the default-setting mode. When using continuous paper, the printer prints the language selection instructions (one page). 3. When using single-sheet paper, load paper to the printer. The printer prints the language selection instructions (one page). 4. Press the LF/FF button several times until the Power, Paper Out and Pause lights indicate the language you want, as described in the language selection instructions.
n = on, o = off, f = flashing = short series of beeps (three beeps), = long series of beeps (five beeps)
Problems and Solutions
Most problems you may encounter while operating your printer have simple solutions. Use the information in this section to find the source of and solution to printer problems that occur. Determine the type of problem that occurred, and see the appropriate section below: Power supply problems on page 54 Paper loading or feeding problems on page 55 Printing position problems on page 60 Printing or printout quality problems on page 62
You can also use the self test to determine whether the printer or the computer is causing the problem. See Printing a Self Test on page 73 for instructions on printing a self test. To pinpoint communication problems, experienced users may want to use the printers hex dump mode described in Printing Hex Dump on page 75. To clear a paper jam, see Clearing a Paper Jam on page 71.
Power supply problems
The control panel lights come on briefly but then go off and stay off.
Cause What to do
The printers voltage rating does Check the printer and the outlet not match the voltage of your voltage ratings. If the voltages do not electrical outlet. match, unplug the printer immediately and contact your dealer.
Warning: Do not reconnect the power cord to an electrical outlet with the wrong voltage for your printer.
The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off.
What to do
The printer is turned off. The power cord is not properly plugged into the electrical outlet; or if your power cord is not permanently attached to your printer, the power cord is not properly plugged into the printer.
Turn on the printer. The Power light comes on. Turn off the printer and make sure the power cord is firmly plugged into the electrical outlet and the printer. Then turn on the power switch.
The electrical outlet is controlled Use a different outlet. by an outside switch or automatic timer. The electrical outlet does not work. Plug another electrical device, such as a lamp, into the outlet to check if the outlet is working properly. If it is not, use a different outlet.
Paper loading or feeding problems
The printer does not load single-sheet paper or does not feed it properly.
Continuous paper is in the Press the Load/Eject button to remove the paper path. continuous paper. Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet feeding position and insert a new sheet. See Switching to single sheets on page 17 for more information. The paper source is set to Set the paper release lever to the single-sheet tractor feeding. feeding position. See Setting the paper release lever on page 3.
The paper supply is too far away from the printer. The holes on the sides of the paper are misaligned.
Make sure that your paper supply is within 1 meter (3 feet) of the printer. Check that the holes on the sides of the paper are aligned with each other. Also make sure the sprocket units are locked and their covers are closed. Set the paper-thickness lever to match the thickness of your paper. See Adjusting the Paper-Thickness Lever on page 3.
The paper-thickness lever is set incorrectly.
Your paper may be the wrong Make sure that the paper size and size or thickness for the thickness are within the specified printer. ranges. See Paper on page 133 for information on the continuous paper specifications. The sprocket units are Adjust the position of the sprockets to positioned incorrectly for the remove any slack along the width of the width of paper you are using. paper. Note: If paper is jammed in the paper path, see Clearing a Paper Jam on page 71 for instructions.
The printer does not eject your continuous paper properly.
You may be trying to feed too If you are using normal continuous much paper backward. paper, tear off the last printed page and press the Load/Eject button to feed the paper backward. If you are using labels, tear off the paper entering the printer, and then press the LF/FF button to feed the labels forward. Your paper may be too long or Make sure the page length of your paper too short. is within the specified range. See Paper on page 133 for information on the continuous paper specification.
The paper size setting in your Check the paper size setting in your application or the printer driver. application or the printer driver may not match the size of the paper you are using. The printers page length setting for the tractor may not match the size of the continuous paper you are using. Paper is jammed inside the printer. Check Page length for tractor of the printers default settings. See Changing default settings on page 47 for more information. Clear the paper jam as described in Clearing a Paper Jam on page 71.
Printing position problems
Wrong top-of-form position
Your printing appears too high or low on the page.
The paper size setting in your Check the paper size setting in your application software or printer application or printer driver. driver does not match the size of the paper you are using. The printers page length setting for the tractor does not match the size of the continuous paper you are using. Change Page length for tractor setting using the printers default-setting mode. See Changing default settings on page 47 for more information.
The top margin or top-of-form Check and adjust the margin or position setting is incorrect. top-of-form position settings in your application software. See Printable area on page 142 for more information. You can also adjust the top-of-form position using the Micro Adjust function. However, settings made in Windows applications override settings made in the Micro Adjust mode. See Adjusting the top-of-form position on page 20 for more information. The printer driver settings you Choose the correct printer driver setting want to use are not selected in from the Windows desktop or in your your software. application before printing. Pull the loaded paper out of Turn the printer off and remove the the tractor unit while the loaded paper, then turn the printer on printer is on. Or pull out paper and reload the paper. that is not ejected completely after pressing the Load/Eject button.
The length of the printing on the page does not match your paper length.
The paper size setting in your Check the paper size setting in your application or the printer driver. application or the printer driver may not match the size of the paper you are using. The printers page length setting for the tractor may not match the size of the continuous paper you are using. Check Page length for tractor of the printers default settings. See Changing default settings on page 47 for more information.
Printing starts lower on the page than you expect, or the bottom of a page is printed at the top of the next page.
The lines-per-page, top and Adjust these settings in your application bottom margin, or form length software, as follows: setting is incorrect. If your application software has a lines-per-page setting, set it to 66 for letter size paper or 70 for A4 size paper. If your software does not have a lines-per-page setting, try decreasing the top margin or increasing the bottom margin, or both, until you get the results you want. Adjust the form length setting if your software has this option.
Vertical printed lines are not aligned.
Bidirectional printing, which is the printers standard printing mode, may be out of alignment.
Use the printers bidirectional adjustment mode to correct this problem. See Aligning Vertical Lines in Your Printout on page 72 for more information.
Correcting USB Problems
If you are having difficulty using your printer with a USB connection, read the information in this section.
Make sure that your computer is a Windows Me, 98, XP, or 2000 pre-installed model
Your computer must be a Windows Me, 98, XP, or 2000 pre-installed model. You may not be able to install or run the USB printer driver on a computer which is not equipped with a USB port or which has been upgraded from Windows 95 to Windows Me, 98, XP, or 2000. For details about your computer, contact your dealer.
Make sure that EPSON USB Printer Devices appears on the Device Manager menu (for Windows Me and 98 only)
If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation before the procedure was complete, either the USB printer device driver or the printer driver may be incorrectly installed. Follow these steps to check the installation and reinstall the drivers: 1. Turn the printer on, and plug the USB cable into the printer and the computer. 2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then click Properties. 3. Click the Device Manager tab. If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu.
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device Manager menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other devices to view the installed devices.
If USB Printer appears under Other devices, the USB printer device driver is not installed correctly. If EPSON LQ-630 appears, the printer driver is not installed correctly. If neither USB Printer nor EPSON LQ-630 appears under Other devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from the printer, then plug it into the printer again. 4. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or EPSON LQ-630 and click Remove. Then, click OK.
5. Grasp the ribbon guide and pull it until it is out of the print head.
6. Hold both ends of the cartridge and pull it out of the printer.
7. Remove the new ribbon cartridge from its package. 8. Hold both sides of the ribbon guide and pull it until it is out of the cartridge.
Caution: Do not tear off the clear film on the ribbon guide. Doing so may cause paper jams or printer malfunctions.
9. Hold the ribbon cartridge and insert it into the printer as shown below; then press both sides of the cartridge firmly to fit the plastic hooks into the printer slots.
10. Slide it into the print head aligning it with the grooves of the print head until it clicks in place.
Note: Be sure that the ribbon is not twisted when you slide the ribbon guide into the print head. 11. Turn the ribbon-tightening knob to remove any slack in the ribbon so that the ribbon moves freely.
12. Close the paper bail and the printer cover.
You can use this printer as a network printer by installing a print server in the printers interface port. See the Administrators Manual packaged with this option for instructions on installation and use. The following Printer Servers can be used for LQ-630 only: EpsonNet 10/100 BASE Tx Ext. Print Server (C82378) The following Printer Servers can be used for LQ-630 and LQ-630S: EpsonNet 10/100 BASE Tx USB Print Server (C82402) EpsonNet 802.11b Wireless Ext. Print Server* * The availability of this option varies by location.
Safety Instructions.124 Warnings, cautions, and notes.124 Hot parts caution symbol.124 Important safety instructions.124 For United Kingdom users.126 Printer Parts.128 Printer Specifications.129 Mechanical.129 Electronic.131 Electrical.133 Environmental.133 Paper.133 Printable area.142 Standards and Approvals.143 Command Lists.144 EPSON ESC/P 2 control codes.144 IBM PPDS Emulation Control Codes.145 Cleaning the Printer.146 Transporting the Printer.147
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Warnings, cautions, and notes
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.
Hot parts caution symbol
This symbol is placed on the print head and other parts to indicate that they may be hot. Never touch those parts just after the printer has been used. Let them cool for a few minutes before touching them.
Important safety instructions
Read all of these safety instructions before using the printer. In addition, follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer itself. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heat source. Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or placed at an angle. Do not block or cover the slots and openings in the printers cabinet, and do not insert objects through the slots. Use only the type of power source indicated on the printers label. Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord. If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cords ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlets ampere rating. Unplug the printer before cleaning it, and always clean it with a piece of damp cloth only. Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating. Do not spill liquid onto the printer. Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not attempt to service the printer yourself. Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: i. If the power cord or plug is damaged. ii. If liquid has entered the printer. iii. If the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged. iv. If the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the following: To provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for this printer, the building installation must be protected by a 10- or 16-amp circuit breaker. Note for German-speaking users: Bei Anschluss des Druckers an die Stromversorgung muss sichergestellt werden, dass die Gebaudeinstallation mit einer 10 Aoder 16 A-Sicherung abgesichert ist.
ENERGY STAR compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and scanners in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power generation.
For United Kingdom users
Use of options
Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON Products or EPSON Approved Products by Epson (UK) Limited.
Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to the rating plate for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to the supply voltage.
The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured in accordance to the following code: Green and yellow Earth Blue Neutral Brown Live
If you have to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not match coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a plug, please proceed as follows: The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth symbol (G). The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug marked with the letter N. The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug marked with the letter L. If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician.
ribbon cartridge control panel
edge guide print head paper bail
paper-thickness lever paper release lever paper guide
parallel/serial interface connector
center paper support*
USB interface connector
* tractor unit parts ** parallel for LQ-630 only and serial for LQ-630S only.
Printing method: Printing speed: 24-pin impact dot matrix High speed draft Draft 300 cps at 10 cpi 360 cps at 12 cpi 225 cps at 10 cpi (337 cps at 15 cpi maximum) 79 cps at 10 cpi
Letter quality Printing direction:
Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing. Unidirectional text or graphics printing can be selected using software commands. 1/6-inch or programmable in 1/360-inch increments 80 columns (at 10 cpi) Maximum dpi (letter-quality mode)
Line spacing: Printable columns: Resolution:
Paper feed methods: Friction (front) Push tractor (rear) Paper feed speed: Continuous Intermittent Reliability: Total print volume 3.61 inches/second 53 msec/line at 1/6-inch line spacing 12 million lines (except print head) MTBF 6,000 POH (25% duty) Approx. 200 million strokes/wire
Print head life
Dimensions and weight (with paper guide): Ribbon:
Note: Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Temperature Humidity (without condensation) 10 to 80% RH
Operation (plain paper)
5 to 35C (41 to 95F) 15 to 25C (59 to 77F) -30 to 60C (-22 to 140F)
Operation (recycled paper or label) Storage
30 to 60% RH
0 to 85%
Note: Use recycled paper and label only under normal temperature and humidity conditions described below. Temperature Humidity 15 to 25C (59 to 77F) 30 to 60% RH
Do not load paper that is curled, folded, or crumpled.
See also Multipart forms on page 136 for detailed information on the specification for single-sheet multipart forms. Width Length Thickness single sheets multipart forms Weight single sheets multipart forms Quality single sheets multipart forms Plain paper and recycled paper Carbonless or carbon-backed multipart forms with a line of glue at the top or the side of the form Multipart forms that are joined together along the left and right edges by crimping or spot-gluing* 1 original + 4 copies 52 to 90 g/m (14 to 24 lb) 40 to 58 g/m (11 to 15 lb) 0.065 to 0.14 mm (0.0025 to 0.0055 inch) 0.12 to 0.39 mm (0.0047 to 0.015 inch) 90 to 257 mm (3.5 to 10.1 inches) 70 to 364 mm (2.8 to 14.3 inches)
* When using 4 inches or wider but less than 9.4 inches wide multipart forms joined by crimping (multipart forms with cut-paper tab binding), set the Multipart forms with cut-paper tab binding in the default-setting mode to on.
See also Multipart forms on page 136 for detailed information on the specifications for continuous multipart forms. The sprocket hole must be a circle or notched circle. The holes must be cleanly cut. At the perforation between pages, the horizontal and vertical perforation cuts must not cross.
The ratio of the cut/uncut length at the perforation should be between 3:1 and 5:1. The perforation between pages must not extend all the way to the edges of the paper.
A A A A
A A A A A A A A
1. cut area 2. uncut area 3. uncut part of the edges of the paper If you use continuous paper whose page length (A in the next illustration) is under 101.6 mm (4.0 inches), make sure that the length between folds (B) is over 101.6 mm (4.0 inches.)
Width Length/page Copies Total thickness Weight single sheets multipart forms Quality single sheets multipart forms
101.6 to 254.0 mm (4.0 to 10.0 inches) 101.6 to 558.8 mm (4.0 to 22.0 inches) 1 original + 4 copies 0.065 to 0.39 mm (0.0025 to 0.015 inch)
The labels should not peel off their backing sheet under the conditions below.
When using labels whose backing sheet is entirely covered, make sure the cuts around the edges of the labels are perforated.
1. backing sheet 2. label sheet 3. several uncut areas on each side 4. label
When using labels whose backing sheet is not covered with the label material, see the illustration below.
1. label 2. backing sheet 3. corner radius is more than 2.5 mm 4. label Backing sheet Width Length/page Labels Width Height Corner radius Weight Thickness Backing sheet Total Quality 0.07 to 0.09 mm (0.0028 to 0.0035 inch) 0.16 to 0.19 mm (0.0063 to 0.0075 inch) Plain paper or the same quality labels with continuous backing sheet 63.5 mm (2.5 inches), minimum 23.8 mm (0.94 inch), minimum 2.5 mm (0.1 inch), minimum 64 g/m (17 lb) 101.6 to 254 mm (4 to 10 inches) 101.6 to 558.8 mm (4 to 22 inches)
Single sheets (including single-sheet multipart forms)
A 4.2 mm (0.17 inch) or more
B The minimum left and right margins are 3.0 mm (0.12 inch) each. The maximum printable width is 203.2 mm (8.0 inches). For single sheets wider than 209.2 mm (8.24 inches), the side margins increase proportionally to match the width of the paper.
Continuous paper (including continuous multipart forms)
A The minimum top and bottom margins (above and below the perforation) are 4.2 mm (0.165 inch). B The minimum left or right margin is 13 mm (0.512 inch). The maximum printable width is 203.2 mm (8.0 inches). For paper wider than 229.2 mm (9.0 inches), the side margins increase propotionally to match the width of the paper.
A 3 mm (0.118 inch) or more
A 6.35 mm (0.25 inch) or more
C C C C
B 1.2 mm (0.0472 inch) or more C 3 mm (0.118 inch) or more
Standards and Approvals
European model: Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC EMC Directive 89/336/EEC EN 60950 EN 55022 Class B EN 55024 EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3
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