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GSX-190 Users Manual

Trademark Acknowledgement Citizen, Command-Vue, VuePrint: Citizen Systems America Corporation Epson: Seiko Epson Corporation IBM, Proprinter: International Business Machines Corporation Windows: Microsoft Corporation CITIZEN is a registered trade mark of CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., Japan CITIZEN es una registrada de CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., Japan
Copyright 2006 by Citizen Systems America Corporation


Service, Support and Supplies
It is our goal to make your GSX-190 ownership experience a satisfying one. Citizens support staff is available to respond to your needs for setup, operational and troubleshooting assistance and to arrange for convenient repair service if needed. Refer to the service and support contact information that follows or write us at Citizen Systems America Corporation.

Technical Support

For technical information or assistance with setup, operation or troubleshooting your GSX-190 beyond what your dealer can provide, call Citizens Technical Support Group at (310) 781-1460 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM pacific time or contact us anytime by email at techsupport We recommend you visit our website at WWW.CITIZEN-SYSTEMS.COM to obtain printer drivers and other technical information as well.

Repair Service

In the U.S.A. and Canada, to verify whether your printer requires service, and to arrange for repairs, call Citizen at (310) 781-1460 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM pacific time. You may also visit our website WWW.CITIZEN-SYSTEMS.COM for further information. In Mexico, central and south America, contact the dealer from whom your printer was purchased for referral to the nearest Citizen-Authorized repair center, or contact Citizen Systems America Corporation.

Supplies and parts

Supplies such as ribbons are available through your local Citizen dealer. For added convenience, supplies and service parts for out of warranty requirements may be ordered from Citizens authorized part and supply distributors. In the U.S.A. and Canada contact Citizen at (310) 781-1460 for the dealer nearest you or you may also visit our website WWW.CITIZEN-SYSTEMS.COM In Mexico, central and south America, contact the dealer from whom your printer was purchased. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Part No. AK74984-51F ABE-0606 Printed in China



CITIZEN GSX-190 User's Manual
Citizen America Corporation 2102 Alton Parkway, Suite A Irvine, CA 92606-4907
Trademark Acknowledgement Citizen, Command-Vue, Color On Command, VuePrint: Citizen America Corporation Epson: Seiko Epson Corporation IBM, Proprinter: International Business Machines Corporation Windows: Microsoft Corporation Copyright 2003 Citizen America Corporation All rights reserved.
Important Safety Instructions
Provided by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. I. Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning, 4. Do not use this product near water. 5. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product. 6. Slots and openings on the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover these openings. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided. 7. This product should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. 8. This product is equipped with a 3-wire grounding-type plug, a plug having a third {grounding} pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug. 9. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where the cord will be walked on. 10. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes. II. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. 12. Except as explained elsewhere in this manual, don't attempt to service this product yourself. Opening and removing those covers that are marked "Do Not Remove" may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing on those compartments to service personnel. 13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. B. If liquid has been spilled into the product. C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water. D. If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation. E. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged. F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.

Table of Contents

Introduction6 GSX-190 Features6 About this Manual8 Service and Support Information.9 Chapter 1 Setup Unpacking and Setting Up the Printer Installing the Ribbon Connecting to a Power Outlet Connecting Your Computer 16

Chapter 2

Command-VueTM III Control Panel 18 ON LINE Menu Group 20 FONT 1 Menu Group and FONT 2 Menu Group 21 PITCH Menu Group 22 MODE Menu Group 23 INSTALL Menu Group 24 VuePrintT~ Menu Group 24 Other Command-Vue Functions 30 Paper Handling Setting the Paper Thickness Lever Setting the Paper Select Lever Printing on Single Sheets The Tractor Unit Printing on Continuous Paper Paper Tear-Off Paper Parking Printing on Envelopes Printing on Overhead Transparencies Printing on Multi-part Forms & Labels Top-of-Form Fine Adjustment Setting Up Commercial Software 55

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VuePrint TM Menu Group _________________________________________________________________ Default settings are normally read during initial power up. The old default settings remain in effect until you turn the power off. If you wish to print with the new default settings, you must load them by pressing the SELECT and MENU keys for three seconds.

VuePrint Menu Options

Many of the menus in the VuePrint menu system provide the same options as their Command-Vue menu counterparts. They also appear on the VuePrint menu so you can store those settings as part of your default macro; if you always use a color ribbon, for example, the VuePrint menu is the better way to make the setting. These menus, which are listed below, are described earlier in this chapter. * RIBBON {see "Optional Ribbons" in the "INSTALL Menu Group" section} * A.S.F. {equivalent to ASF MODE on the INSTALL menu} A.S.F. on the VuePrint allows you to select ASF for regular sheet feeders, or ASF+ENV for sheet feeders with an envelope feeder. Make this setting when you install your A.S.F. * FONT {equivalent to the FONT 1 and FONT 2 menu groups} * PITCH {equivalent to the PITCH menu group} * FONT LOCK {equivalent to FONT LOCK on the MODE
* ENVELOPE {see "Envelope Mode" in the "INSTALL
Menu Group" section}
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Chapter 2: Command-Vue III Control Pane _________________________________________________________________ A few additional settings are available only through the VuePrint menu {or through software commands, which are explained in Appendix D}. These settings are explained in Table 2-7.
Table 2-7. VuePrint menu options.
Menu Emulation Description Selects Epson FX-800 commands or IBM Proprinter Ill commands. Be sure you select the same printer commands here as you have chosen In your software.

Line spacing

Selects 6 lines per Inch {standard typewriter spacing} or 8 lines per Inch. You can specify other spacing values with software commands. Selects among several standard form lengths. Set this to match your paper size, whether you use continuous forms or single sheets.

Form length

Page skip {Epson emulation only} NLO dir
Selects/cancels a bottom margin of one inch. Selects bi-directional or unidirectional printing of text. Bi-directional prints faster; unidirectional prints with bolter quality.

Figure 35. Installing tile tractor unit in the putt position. 5. Set the paper select lever to the forward {continuous-feed} position.
Printing on Continuous Paper
Your printer can print up to 8 inches wide on continuous-feed paper that's from 4 to 10 inches wide. Standard continuous-feed paper can be fed from either the bottom or the rear. With rear-feeding you can take advantage of the GSX-190 special features of paper tear off, topof-form fine adjustment and paper parking. You can stack the paper on the desk or table behind the printer. {Be sure to allow space for the exiting paper so that it does not interfere with the incoming paper.} With bottom-feeding, you have convenient paper storage and less curling around the platen. We recommend the push position and rear feeding.
Printing on Continuous Paper _________________________________________________________________ Because of the advanced paper-handling features of the GSX-190 it is seldom necessary to turn the paper feed knob. Most times turning the paper feed knob simply causes misaligned forms. Use the control panel instead. Follow these steps to load continuous paper: 1. Be sure the tractor is mounted in the push position. 2. Move the paper select lever to the forward {paper stack} position. 3. Unlock the lock levers on the tractor feeders and adjust them to the approximate paper width. See Figure 3-6. 4. Open the tractor feeder covers and place the paper on the sprocket pins. Close the covers to clamp the paper. 5. Adjust the tractor feeders until the paper is just taut between them, and then relock the levers. 6. Install the paper guide/sheet separator in the sheet separator position see Figure 3-7. Do this by sliding the small pins that point into the printer onto the L-shaped channel openings on the outside of the paper guide extensions. Lean the paper guide backward. At the same time, slide the paper guide forward slightly. Correctly installed, the paper guide lies flat on top of the printer case above the paper.
Figure 3-6. Adjusting the tractor feeders.
Figure 3-7. Installing the paper guide/sheet separator.
Paper Tear-Off _________________________________________________________________
Figure 3-8. Continuous paper feeding into the rear of the printer.

5. To adjust the edge of the paper upward to the tear bar by 1/72inch increments press the PARK/LOAD key. Pressing the LF/FF key adjusts the paper downward in 1/72 -inch increments. To save your adjustment, press the QUIET/SAVE key. This setting remains in effect, even if you turn the printer off, until you repeat this procedure to set a different tear-bar position.

Paper Parking

sheets. To use it, your continuous paper must be fed in through the rear of the printer with the tractor in the push position. This feature is disabled when the tractor is in the pull position. It works by backing the continuous paper out of the printer to where it is no longer touching the platen. However, the paper remains in the tractor feeders, ready to feed into the printer.
Paper parking is a convenient feature that allows you to switch quickly between continuous-feed paper and single
Chapter 3: Paper Handling _________________________________________________________________ To park your continuous paper: 1. After the current job finishes, tear off the paper after the last page. Press the ON LINE key to take the printer off line. 2. Press the PARK/LOAD key. The paper retracts to the parking position. The printer reverse feeds the paper a maximum of the current page length plus 6 inches. You can now feed single sheets into the printer, following the directions earlier in this chapter. Remember to raise the paper guide from the paper separator position to the upright paper insertion position and change the paper select lever to the rear setting {for single sheets}. When you are ready to switch back to continuous paper, follow these steps: 1. Eject a single sheet of paper {if one remains inserted} by taking the printer off line and pressing the LF/FF key for 2 or 3 seconds. 2. Pull the paper select lever forward. 3. Press the PARK/LOAD key. The paper in the push tractor advances to the top-of-form. 4. Press the ON LINE key to print again on continuous paper.
Printing on Envelopes _________________________________________________________________

Printing on Envelopes

Single sheet feeding allows you to print on #10, #6, #7, and DL size envelopes with a paper weight of 12 to 20 lb. Follow these steps:
1. Be sure the tractor is in the push position. {If not, follow the installation instructions earlier in this chapter.}
If you already have continuous paper loaded, simply press the PARK/LOAD key to back the paper out of the way. See "Paper Parking" in this chapter for more information 2. Change the paper select lever {shown in Figure 3-2} to the rear {single sheet} position.
3. Set the paper thickness lever to +2, +3, +4, +5 or +6, depending
on the thickness of the envelope. Setting the paper thickness lever is critical to print quality when printing on envelopes. Experiment with several paper thickness settings and choose the one that best suits your particular envelope. paper. {See Figure 3-2 earlier in this chapter.}

4. Install the paper guide in the upright position used for inserting
5. Set the left paper holder {see Figure 3-10}. Insert the envelope just enough to adjust the right paper holder to the envelope width; then, remove the envelope momentarily. 6. Open the flap of an envelope before inserting it. 7. Insert the envelope head in, face down, flap open between the paper holders {as you would load paper in a typewriter}. See Figure 3-10. Push the envelope down gently to be sure it is all the way in.
Figure 3-l0. Adjusting the paper holders for printing with envelopes. 8. Wait a brief time {approximately half a second}. The envelope automatically feeds into the printer and stops when it reaches the correct position for the starting line of print. 9. Move the MENU slide switch to INSTALL, Press the ENVELOPE key to turn envelope mode on. 10. Move the MENU slide switch back to ON LINE and press the ON LINE key.
Printing on Envelopes We recommend that you set the VTOP option to +144 when printing on envelopes. This starts your printing on the envelope not the flap. See "Top-of-Form Fine Adjustment" in this chapter for more information on VTOP settings.
Figure 3-11. printable area for envelopes Your printer is now ready. The printer waits between envelopes for you to insert each new one and the control panel display reminds you to load a new envelope by flashing the PAPER OUT indicator. When printing on envelopes, avoid printing near edges of the envelope or in areas where the paper is triple thickness {glued together}. Figure 3-11 shows the recommended printable area of a typical envelope.
Printing on Overhead Transparencies
Your printer can also print in color on overhead transparencies for outstanding presentations. It's best to use transparencies specifically designed for dot matrix printers, such as Arkwright Dot Matrix Film {P/N 312-21-01} which have a slightly rough surface rather than a smooth surface, To load transparencies, follow the instructions for "Printing on Single Sheets," earlier in this chapter. Unlike paper, the ink on transparencies takes longer to dry. Be careful not to smudge the ink when handling newly printed transparencies. For best results, select dark colors for printing, such as black, red, blue, or violet.
Printing on Multi-part Forms and Labels
Printing on multi-part forms uses the bottom-feeding method with the tractor in the pull position in order to grip the exiting forms and pull them out. Feeding paper in this way allows the forms to feed almost straight through the printer with minimal curling around the platen. However, you will not be able to use the paper tear off, topof-form fine adjustment, and paper parking features. The printer is mounted on a printer stand allowing your supply of forms to sit below the printer. {See Appendix A, "Options," for the recommended printer stand, as shown in Figure 3-12.}

Chapter 3: Paper Handling _________________________________________________________________ 5. Press the PARK/LOAD key to adjust the paper upwards in 1/72-inch increments. Or, you can press the LF/FF key to adjust the paper downwards in 1/72-inch increments. You can adjust the top-of-form from 60/72-inch to +144/72-inch. 6. Save your new top-of-form as the default setting by pressing the QUIET/SAVE key for about two seconds. If you want to print on the first line on the paper, set variable topof-form to 60/72-inch. If you want your new variable top-of-form to be only a temporary setting, do not press the QUIET/SAVE key. Simply press ON LINE. If you do not save it, the new variable top-of-form setting is discarded as soon as the printer is turned off. You can set one variable top-of-form for single sheets and another for continuous paper and save both settings in one macro. The GSX-190 senses which variable top-of-form to use by the position of the paper select lever. This convenience eliminates the need to change the top-of-form each time you switch between continuous paper and single sheets. When variable top-of-form is set between -24 and -60: * Print quality in the top 6/7 inch of the page may not be as good as the rest of the page. * Occasional paper feeding problems may occur. * Do not print in the first or last 1 inch {10 characters at 10 cpi} of the first two lines of the page as shown in Figure 3-14.
Figure 3-14. Extend the variable top of form setting.
Envelopes should not be used with -71 through -60 variable top-ofform settings. Paper feeding problems may occasionally occur. The default top of form is 1". With 11" paper, this leaves you with 10' of printable area. Reduce the page height in your software to10" to compensate. A simple test of how your software and the GSX-190 work together is to create a document that's nothing but numbered lines from 1 to66. Print this document to see what fits on a page.
You can reset top of form to its default position by holding the PARK/LOAD key until the paper is advanced as far as it will go Then press the key again for 2 seconds. The paper will return to its default position.

*Some drivers may not support all of the GSX-NLQ fonts.
Table 4-1. Printer driver selection for the GSX-190.
If none of these drivers are listed by your software, choose any other Epson FX-series printer because Citizen uses the same commands. If no Epson FX. EX or RX drivers are available, select IBM Proprinter III.


Figure A-1. Enhance your GSX-190 printer with any of these options.
Appendix A: Options _________________________________________________________________

Color On CommandTM

With Citizen's exclusive Color on Command, your GSX-190 prints in the four colors on the ribbon {red, blue, yellow, and black} plus three mixed colors {green, orange, and violet}. You can select one of these color by moving the MENU slide switch to the INSTALL position while the printer is on line. For more complex color printing, such as printing more than one color per page, use your software to send commands to the printer to change colors. The more sophisticated programs support up to 256 colors. In your software program, select a printer driver that supports color printing. In many programs, the Citizen GSX-190, 200 GX, or the Epson EX-800 or JX-80 driver can print in color.

Installing the Color Kit

1. Turn the power off, and remove the top cover. 2. Remove the standard ribbon cassette by snapping it out of the printer. 3. Hold the color motor so its gear side faces left. Fit the two slots on the front and rear bottom of the motor into the two notches on the top of the frame in the printer. See Figure A-2. 4. Connect the color motor to the printer's connector. Be careful not to bend the pins on the color motor connector. 5. Slide the printhead to the center of the platen. 6. Slide the ribbon roller guide to the center of the cassette. Position the color ribbon cassette so the ribbon roller guide is directly above the printhead. See Figure A-4.
Figure A-2. Installing the color motor.
Figure A-3. Connecting the color motor to the printer.

Appendix A: Options

Figure A-4. Installing the color ribbon cassette.
Figure A-4. Installing the color ribbon cassette 7. Lower the cassette into the printer until the three locating pins {one on the left side of the cassette, 2 on the right} snap into their corresponding notches on the printer. The 2 pins on the right end fit into notches on the color motor. Be sure the ribbon fits between the printhead and the ribbon mask. 8. Move the printhead left and right. Be sure ribbon knob turns clockwise as the ribbon advances, and that the ribbon doesn't snag or bunch up. 9. Check that the fine adjustment lever is set to the middle position. {See Figure A-5}. 10. Set the paper thickness lever to the O position. You may need to adjust this setting for best print quality. 11. Replace the top cover. 12. Turn the power on, and configure the printer.

Correcting Color Mixing

When you select colors, the printer chooses the proper color band on the color ribbon. If the bottom part of letters pick up the color in the next band, fine-adjust the color band selection by moving the small adjustment lever on top of the color motor. The normal setting is in the center. See Figure A-S.
Before sliding the adjustment lever, move the lever a little bit to the right to release the lock.
Figure A-5. Adjusting to correct color mixing

Sheet Feeders

Two automatic sheet feeders {or A.S.F.s} and a manual sheet feeder can be used. One A.S.E permits continuous printing on cut sheets; the other allows continuous printing on cut sheets and envelopes. To use either A.S.F, you must use the VuePrint menu of the INSTALL menu to configure the printer soit will recognize the correct A.S.F. Unless you have the A.S.F. that feeds envelopes, be sure to select ASF, not ASF+ENV on the VuePrint menu. See Chapter 2 for more information. You also need to tell your software that you are using an automatic sheet feeder. Usually there is an option for "Bin 1," or Feeder. No menu selection is required to use the manual sheet. Simply install it, load paper and print.
Serial Interface _________________________________________________________________

Serial Interface

The serial interface permits your GSX-190 printer to communicate with a computer that requires an RS-232C serial interface. The serial interface supports speeds from 150 through 9600 baud, and it can use XON/XOFF and DTR protocols. You can share your printer among two computers by using the serial interface; connect one computer to the parallel interface and one to the serial interface. The interface from which data is received first after the power is turned on is selected; the other interface is inactive. This condition continues until the printer is turned off. To select the inactive interface, turn the printer off and on again, and then send data through that interface. The serial interface is not shipped with, a serial interface cable. Contact your dealer for a null modem serial interface cable.
Baud rate *150 Switch 3-1 ON ON OFF ON OFF ON OFF Switch 3-2 ON OFF ON ON OFF OFF ON Switch 3-3 ON OFF OFF OFF ON ON ON
Table A-2. Serial interface default switches 3-1, 3-2, 3-3.

Default Switch 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-7 3-8
OFF *XON/XOFF *8 data bits *Parity check off *Even parity *Reserved
ON DTR {Data Ready} 7 data bits Parity check on Odd parity Reserved

{Factory default}

Table A-3. Serial interface default switches 3-4, through 3-8.

Printer Stand

A printer stand allows you to easily use bottom-feed continuous paper, multi-part forms, labels, and thick paper. See Chapter 3 for details.


Periodically clean out paper dust and other stray particles that may find their way into your printer. It is a good idea to keep your printer covered when it's not being used. If the GSX-190 is used heavily or in a dusty environment, consult your service center for advice on periodic cleaning and lubrication. 1. Turn off the printer. Wipe the outside of the printer with a lintfree cloth that has been moistened with a mild detergent solution. 2. Remove the top covet, and remove the ribbon cassette. Be sure the printhead is cool before performing any procedures inside the printer. 3. Use a soft brush to whisk paper lint and dust away from the area around the platen, printhead, and carriage shaft. Move the printhead as necessary and take care not to damage the cables and pulleys. 4. Turn the paper feed knob, and wipe the surface of the platen with a soft cloth dampened with alcohol. 5. Reinstall the ribbon cassette and the top cover.
Appendix B: Maintenance _________________________________________________________________


When an alarm occurs, the indicator lights shown in Figure B-I will flash. The alarms you can receive, their probable causes, and remedies are listed below The position of the slide switches does not matter in this case. Figure B-I shows the MENU switch in the ON LINE position and we'll use those labels to identify the indicator lights.

Alarm: Cause:

POWER/PAPER OUT flashes. 1. The printer is out of paper. 2. The paper in the printer is jammed.


1. Load more paper. 2. Clear the jam and reload paper.


Figure B-1. Alarm indicator lights.
Alarms _________________________________________________________________ Alarm: Cause: Remedy: LF/FF and QUIET alternately flash. This is a warning that the printhead is hot, which can occasionally happen during times of heavy printing. No action is required. The printer automatically resumes printing when the printhead has cooled.
PARK/LOAD and LF/FF alternately flash. 1. The paper select lever is set in the rear position while the tractor is installed in the push position. 2. The paper select lever was moved after the paper was inserted into the printer.

IBM Emulation Column width CPI {8 inches}

Line Spacing

1/6,1/8,7/72 {standard}, n/72 n/144. or n/216 inch programmable
NOTE: CPI stands for Character Per Inch; CPS stands for Character Per Second
Appendix C: Specifications _________________________________________________________________ Bit Image Modes 60, 72, 80, 90, 120, 144, and 240 dots per inch (Horizontal)

Continuous Forms

Width: 4-10 inches Weight: 14-27 lbs {single-part} Thickness: Up to 4 parts, maximum form thickness 0.2mm Width: 7.2-10 inches Weight: 14-27 lbs

Single Sheets

Dimensions Height: 5.4 inches {136 mm} Width: {including knob}: 17.0 inches {432 mm} Depth: 12.6 inches {320 mm} 11.5 lbs. {5.2 kg}

115V 10%, 603 Hz

Weight Power Requirements Power Consumption Environment
At standby: 10W During printing of ASCII 96 sliding pattern: 38 W


Relative Humidity:
Operating: 41 to 950F {5 to 350C} Storage: 22 to 1400F {30 to 600C} Operating: 10 to 80% Storage: 5 to 85%
Printer MTBF Printer MTTR Printhead Life
4,000 house {excluding printhead} 20 minutes or less 200 million strokes per wire

Parallel Interface

Interface Cable Connector Centronics-compatible IBM parallel printer cable or equivalent {cable length not to exceed 10 feet} 57-30360 Amphenol


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B Digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation, If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning equipment off and on, the user Is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. CAUTION: The use of a non-shielded interface cable with this equipment is prohibited. Only peripherals{computer input/output devices, terminals, etc.} certified to comply with the limits for the Class B digital device may be attached to this computer peripheral. Operation with non-certified peripherals is also likely to result in harmful interference to radio and TV reception.

Retract paper Set page length Skip over performance Line spacing
Set vertical tabs Select vertical tab channel
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Horizontal Motion Commands
Move printhead To left margin Backspace n columns to the right To next horizontal tab position Absolute position Relative position Left Right Column n1, n2, etc. Every n columns {13} {8} ESC f {10} n {9} ESC $ n1 n2 ESC \ n1 n2 ESC 1 n ESC Q n

ESC D n1 n2 {0}

Margins Set horizontal tabs

ESC e {0} n

Select print quality Select front Near letter quality Draft Roman Sans serif Courier Prestige Script Orator n = sum of attributes Elite Proportional Condensed Emphasized Doublestrike Expanded Italic Underline ESC x 1 ESC x 0 ESC k 0 ESC k 1 ESC k 2 ESC k 3 ESC k 4 ESC k 7 ESC ! n 64 128

Select print style

Pitch Expanded print Expanded print {one line} Condensed print Proportional spacing Double-high print Pica Elite Fifteen pitch On Off On Off On Off On Off On Off ESC P ESC M ESC g ESC W 1 ESC W 0 {14} {20} {15} {18} ESC p 1 ESC p 0 ESC w 1 ESC w 0
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___________________________________________________ Print Enhancement Commands
Emphasized print Doublestrike print Italic print Underling Superscript/subscript Select color On Off On Off On Off On Off Superscript Subscript Off Black Magenta Cyan Violet Yellow Orange Green Flush left Centered Flush right Justified left & right ESC E ESC F ESC G ESC H ESC 4 ESC 5 ESC - 1 ESC - 0 ESC S 0 ESC S 1 ESC T ESC r 0 ESC r 1 ESC r 2 ESC r 3 ESC r 4 ESC r 5 ESC r 6 ESC a 0 ESC a 1 ESC a 2 ESC a 3 ESC {space} n


Set intercharacter spacing
Characters 128-255 Characters 128-159 Select Character Set Italics Epson graphics characters Control codes Printable characters USA France Germany United Kingdom Denmark I Sweden Italy Spain I Japan Norway Denmark II Spain II Latin America Korea Legal Printable codes Control codes ESC t {0} ESC t {1} ESC 7 ESC 6 ESC R {0} ESC R {1} ESC R {2} ESC R {3} ESC R {4} ESC R {5} ESC R {6} ESC R {7} ESC R {8} ESC R {9} ESC R {10} ESC R {11} ESC R {12} ESC R {13} ESC R {64} ESC 11 ESC 10

Expand code area

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Appendix D: Command Reference
Download Character Commands
Download Character Commands Define character Copy ROM to RAM Select download characters Cancel download characters ESC & {0} data ESC : {0} n {0} ESC % 1 ESC % 0

Graphics Commands

Bit image graphics Single-density Double-density Hi-speed dbl-density Quadruple-density Graphic mode m Reassign graphics mode 9-pin graphics ESC K n1 n2 data ESC L n1 n 2 data ESC Y n1 n2 data ESC Z n1 n2 data ESC * m n1 n2 data ESC ? n m ESC ^ m n1 n2 data
IBM Proprinter III Emulation Commands

Default switch 1-1 on

Initialize printer Cancel line Unidirectional print Automatic line feed Automatic sheet feed Select/deselect On Off On Off A.S.F. on A.S.F. off Eject sheet Deselect Deselect Select ESC [ K c {0} int {3} p1 p2 {24} ESC U 1 ESC U0 ESC ESC ESC {25} 4 ESC {25} 0 ESC {25} R {19} ESC Q {3} {17}
Advance paper One line To next TOF n / 216 inch To next vertical Tab position n lines n inches {10} {12} ESC J n {11} ESC 4 ESC C n ESC C {0} n
Set top-of-form Set page length
Skip-over performance Line spacing n lines Cancel Start text line spacing 1 / 8 inch 7 / 72 inch n / 72 inch n / 216 inch Set vertical tabs Clear all tabs ESC N n ESC O ESC 2 ESC 0 ESC 1 ESC A n ESC 3 n ESC B n1 n2 {0} ESC R

Vertical tabs

Move printhead To left margin {13} Backspace {8} To next horizontal tab position {9} ESC X l r Set horizontal tabs ESC D n1 n2 {0} Clear all tabs ESC R
Let & right margins Horizontal tabs
Select font Draft 10 pitch High-speed draft 12 pitch NLQ NLQ II NLQ italic ESC I {0} ESC I {1} ESC I {2} ESC I {3} ESC I {11}
Pitch Expanded print Expanded print {one line} Proportional spacing Pica Elite Condensed On Off On Of On Off {18} ESC : {15} ESC W 1 ESC W 0 {14} {20} ESC P 1 ESC P 0 ESC [ @ {4} {0} {0} {0} n1 n2
Emphasize print Doublestrike print Underlining On Off On Off On Off ESC E ESC F ESC G ESC H ESC - 1 ESC - 0
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Overscoring Superscript/subscript Select color On Off Superscript Subscript Off Black Magenta Cyan Violet Yellow Orange Green ESC _ 1 ESC _ 0 ESC S 0 ESC S 1 ESC T ESC r 0 ESC r 1 ESC r 2 ESC r 3 ESC r 4 ESC r 5 ESC r 6
Select character set Print all characters set Set 1 Set 2 Continuous One character ESC 7 ESC 6 ESC \ n1 n2 ESC ^ n
Define characters Select download characters Draft 10 pitch High-speed draft 12 pitch NLQ NLQ II NLQ italic ESC = data ESC I {4} ESC I {5} ESC I {6} ESC I {7} ESC I {15}

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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

Part No. AK74919-01



Technical specifications

Printer TypePersonal printer - dot-matrix - 9 pin - monochrome
Form FactorDesktop
Enclosure ColorWhite
Print SpeedUp to 270 char/min - draft Up to 88 char/min - letter
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Max Resolution ( B&W )240 dpi x 216 dpi
PostScript SupportNot available
Language SimulationEPSON FX, IBM Proprinter III
Fonts Included6 x NLQ
RAM Installed ( Max )8 KB / 136 KB (max)
Media Handling
Media Path TypeStraight
Media TypeEnvelopes, plain paper, fanfold paper
Max Media Size (Custom)8.25 in x 11.7 in
Media SizesLetter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in)
Total Media Capacity1 sheets
Media Feeder(s)1 x manual load - A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Expansion / Connectivity
Connections1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 36 pin Centronics
Power DevicePower supply - integrated
Voltage RequiredAC 120 V
Frequency Required50/60 Hz
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support2 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 2 years
Environmental Parameters
Sound Emission (Idle)45 dBA
Sound Emission (Operating)47.5 dBA
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandCitizen Systems
Part NumberGSX-190
GTIN00807027546937, 00047239000180



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