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dbottallo 4:01pm on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 
Normal. Thank you introduce the Epson printer on my very good for the numbers. The minimalist form.
#georgetta_80 11:55pm on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 
Was the best deal for this printer excellent for small offices and stores. Hi reader, This model is not adequate for my needs.
cjames 2:47pm on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 
i have a experience with the printer LX 300. i think this printer is good for printing the factorys document. the printer is easy to use.
gmrowe1975 12:40pm on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 
Would have been good value hasd it done what it said it could do Could not print 4 part multi form let alone 5 part. Rubbish!
fstellari 8:40pm on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 
I am surprised that this model still exist in the market. I have this one for quite sometime already maybe about a decade ago.
dkenny 12:56am on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 
Jams Paper, Does not pull it evenly, impossible to use Tried to use it to print on EMS shipping labels. This printer does not takes these forms. printer computer dot matrix OK DATA 320 turbo workhorse of a printer for a less than gentle laboratory. If i knew... not many information about the prices to ship it to my country... i paid almost $100.00 more for that. also when i receive the printer.
esokitty 2:12am on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 
Errmmm....leave me to think for this one Slow, terrible quality, hard to find consumables Gives so much disappointment. Knockout Kings has brilliant graphics, very realistic sounds, the croud give you a few chants too!
jsx 1:20am on Monday, March 29th, 2010 
it got here on time that was great price was right but i have already got it in my head that the device does not work right i have also i had experinc... If you print on standard letter paper, it is satisfactory.

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FX - 850/1050 DOT - MATRIX PRINTER
Paper feeding methods: Friction Push tractor Cut sheet feeder (optional) Pull tractor (optional) Cartridge ribbon, available in black only: #8750 (FX-850) #8755(M) (FX-1050) 3 million characters (14 dots/character) MCBF: MTBF: Print head life:

Y.: f q-3

Ribbon
Life expectancy of ribbon:

Cross-head screwdriver

For all components excluding print head: 5 million lines FX power-on hours FX-power-on hours 100 million characters (14 dots/character) FX-850 5.9 17.9 14.2 20.9 lbs FX-1050 5.9 24.8 14.2 27.5 lbs

Ribbon cartridge

Dimensions and weight: Height: Width. Depth: Weight: Voltage: Power consumption: 120 VAC 10% 120 watts maximum 49.5 to 60.5 Hz 10M ohms between AC power line and chassis

Platen knob

Printer Specifications
Printing Print method: Print speed:
Quality Draft NLQ Pitch Characters/second/line 45 54

9-pin impact dot matrix

Frequency: Insulation resistance:
Dielectric strength (between AC line and chassis): Can withstand 1.0 kV rms applied for one minute or 1250 VAC rms applied for one second. Temperature: Operation: 40F to 95F (5C to 35C) Storage: -22F to 140F (-30C to 60C) 96 standard ASCII character set (including italic characters) 13 international character sets Epson Extended Graphics characters set
Printing direction: Line spacing: Paper feed speed: Printable columns:
Character pitch pitch pitch condensed pitch pitch condensed
Bidirectional logic-seeking for text unidirectional for graphics 1/6 or 1/8 or programmable in increments of 1/216th of an inch Single sheet: 48 ms/line (3.6 per sec) Continuous: 53 ms/line (3.0 per sec)

Characters:

Paper width:
Paper Sheet Single Sheet Continuous Envelopes Labels FX-850 7.2 to 10.1" (182-257mm) 4 to 10" (101-254 mm) 6.5" or 9.5" 2.5" or 4.0* FX-1050 7.2 to 14.4"(162-366mm) 4 to 16" (101-406.4 mm) 6.5" or 9.5' 2.5" or 4.0"
Maximum printed characters FX-850 FX-272
Paper Length: Printable area: Single sheet
Single sheet 7.2 to 14.3 inches (182 to 364 mm) Continuous paper

Buffer: Character fonts:

8 Kbyte Draft NLQ Epson Roman Epson Sans Serif
8.5 mm (0.33") or more

1 Interfaces

The Epson interfaces that are compatible with the FX-850 and FX-1050 are listed below.
Interface #8143 #8148 #8149 #8165 #8172 number
RS-232 C/current loop interface Intelligent serial interface 32Kbyte buffer serial interface Intelligent IEEE-488 interface 32 Kbyte buffer parallel interface
I 22 mm (0.87") or more

Number of copies:

Up to 4 sheets including the original. Total thickness must not exceed 0.012 (0.32 mm)

9 - Pin Printers

FX-850/1050-1
Humidity: Epson Extended Graphics Character Table Operation: 10% to 80% (without condensation) Storage: 5% to 85% (without condensation) Operation: Up to 1 G within 1 ms Storage: Up to 2 G within 7 ms Operation: Up to 0.25 G at up to 55 Hz Storage: up to 0.50 G at up to 55 Hz

Shock: Vibration:

SelecType 1
You can use the SelecType control panel to choose fonts, pitches, and condensed printing. The settings you select using the SelecType panel remain valid even after the printer is turned off. reset, or initialized. However, commands from your software application program temporarily override the SelecType settings. Character fonts The FX-850 and FX-1050 have three built-in character fonts:

L Italic Character Table

ROMAN !P#$%&()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJK UlNOPQRSTUVWXYZC\l^-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv wxyzt: tWe've just seen your excellent ad for miniature zebras in a recent back issue of Trader Times. What is the price of these items for quantities of more than one gross? SANS SERIF
!#~~%&0~+,-./012345t789:;<=>~~~BCDEFG~IJK LMNOPORSTUVWXVZ[\]-_ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z c : >
Weve just Seen your excellent ad for miniature zebras in a recent back issue of What is the price of these items far quantities of more than one gross? Interface timing The figure below shows the timing for the parallel interface.
LWSY 4 +-& ACKNL c i,
Default Settings The table below shows the default conditions that become valid when the printer is initialized.

Initialization

There are three ways that the printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions). Hardware initialization
When the power is turned on When the printer receives an INIT signal at the parallel interface (pin 31 goes LOW). Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the printer) command.
In addition, the data buffer is cleared when the printer is initialized by turning on the power or by an INIT signal. Note: The user-defined character set is not cleared when the printer is initialized.

Software initialization

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FX - 850/1050 DOT - MATRIX PRINTER DIP Switch Functions
The tables below describe the DIP switch functions. The page numbers refer you to the page on which each printer feature is described. The shaded settings are the preset factory settings. DIP Switch I Cut sheet feeder mode When DIP switch 2-2 is on, you can use your printers optional cut sheet feeder. See Chapter 7 for more information on using a cut sheet feeder with your printer. Skip over perforation When DIP switch 2-3 is on, a one-inch margin is provided between the last line printed on one page and the first line printed on the next page. When using continuous paper, this feature causes the printer to stop printing, skip over the perforation, and then resume printing. If you adjust your loading position correctly, you can get half of the margin at the bottom of one page and half at the top of the next page. See the section on adjusting the loading position later in this chapter.

Note: Most application programs take care of the top and bottom margins. Only use skip over perforation if your program does not provide these margins

SW 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4

Description
Page lenght Cut sheet feeder 1-inch skip over perforation Automatic line feed International

12 On On , On inch

OFF 11 inch Off Off Off

Page 3-9 3-10 3-10 3-10

Automatic line feed When DIP switch 2-4 is on. a carriage return code (CR! causes an automatic line feed. When it is off, line feeds occur only when the printer receives line feed codes (LF). Since some computers and application programs automatically add line feeds to carriage returns, the setting you use depends on your computer and application program. Default character set When DIP switch 1-1 is on, the user-defined character set is the default. User-defined characters are maintained in printer memory even when the power is turned off, so the user-defined character set can be selected simply by setting this switch to on. However, when this switch is on, new user-defined characters cannot be defined. See Chapter 4 for more information on user-defined characters. This switch is effective only in the Epson ESC/P mode. Zero character When DIP switch 1-2 is on, the printer prints slashed zeroes (0). When the DIP switch is off, the printer prints open zeroes (0). This is useful for clearly distinguishing between uppercase O and zero when printing such items as program lists. Character table

character sets

International Character Sets
Selecting an international character set provides you with the characters used in other languages. To obtain the desired international character set, set switches 1-6, 1-7, and 1-8 according to the DIP switch table on page 3-7. The following table shows the characters that differ in each international character set.

International

liiizz
2 Germany 13 U K 4 Denmark I 5 Sweden 6 Italy 7 Spain I 8 Japan 9 Norway 10 Denmark II 11 Spain II c 12 Latin America n5 6i$ u5 lt u # $ R$ # $ u II # $ # $ # $ e e E @ @ @ e E 8 5
When DIP switch 1-3 is on, the Epson Extended Graphics character table is selected. When it is off, the italics character table is selected. The Epson Extended Graphics character table contains international accented characters, Greek characters, and character graphics for printing lines, corners, and shaded areas. If you have an IBM@ computer or an IBM compatible, select the Epson Extended Graphics table when you wish to print the character graphics as they are displayed on the screen. Since the character table setting affects only half of the character table, you can
The countries numbered 8 through 12 are available only through the ESC R software command. See the Command Summary in Chapter 8. Also, in IBM emulation mode (DIP switch 1-4 on), a character set containing international characters (CG character table 2) is selected whenever any one of DIP switches 14. 1-7, or 1-8 is set to off. If all three switches are on, CG character table 1 is selected. See Appendix B. Page length When DIP switch 2-1 is on, the page length is set to 12 inches. When it is off, the page length is 11 inches. Other page lengths can be set with the ESC C and ESC C0 commands. See the Command Summary in Chapter 8. still print text if you have selected the Extended Graphics set. Also, you can still print italics if you use the proper software command. If your printer is in IBM emulation mode (DIP switch 1-4 on), the graphics characters are available no matter which character table you select.

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Lights The printouts below show which characters are printed in each table. Italics
#$%& ( )*+.-./0123456789: IJKLRNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_ qrstuvwxyz{:} Epson Extended Graphics ;<=>?@ABCDEFGH abcdefghijklmnop
POWER On when the power switch is on and power is supplied. READY On when the printer is ready to accept input data. Flickers when receiving data.
PAPER OUT On when the printer is out of paper or when continuous paper is in the standby position.
Note: You may need to use the ESC 6 command to print some of the Extended Graphics characters. See Appendix 8.
Printer mode When DIP switch 1-4 is on, the printer operates in the IBM emulation mode. When it is off, the printer operates in the Epson ESC/P mode. In the IBM emulation mode, DIP switch 1-3 controls the automatic carriage return. When switch 1-3 is off, a carriage return is added to each line feed. The functions of DIP switches 1-6, 1-7. and 1-8 are also different when using the printer in the IBM emulation mode.
ON LINE On when the printer is on line and ready to accept data. This light flashes immediately after you load paper or use short tear-off to Indicate that micro-adjustment can be used. Other control panel features The control panel of the FX also gives you access to several special

1 Software 1

Now that you've set up and tested the printer, you need to start using it with your application programs. Most application programs let you specify the type of printer youre using so that the program can take full advantage of the printers features. Many programs provide an installation or setup procedure that present\ a list of printers to choose from. If your application program has a printer selection menu. use the instructions below. Using printer selection menus If your software has a printer selection menu, simply choose FX-850 or FX-1050. If the menu does not list either of these printers, choose one of the following. They are listed in order of preference. FX-850 FX-86e EX-800 FX-85 FX-80+ FX-80 FX LX MX Epson printer Draft printer FX-1050 FX-286e EX-1000 FX-286 FX-185 FX-100+ FX-100 FX LX MX Epson printer Draft printer Buttons Microadjustment
By holding down the FORM FEED or LINE FEED button while you turn on the printer, you can start the printers self test. This prints out the DIP switch settings and the characters in the printers ROM (Read Only Memory). See the section on the self test in Chapter 1 for more information. By pressing the FORM FEED and LINE FEED buttons immediately after loading paper or using short tearoff, you can make fine adjustments to the loading and short tear-off positions. See the section on microadjustment in Chapter 2 for more information. By holding down both the FORM FEED and LINE FEED buttons while you turn on the printer, you can turn on the data dump mode. This feature allows advanced users to diagnose many problems. See the section on the data dump mode in Chapter 6 for more information ON LINE This button controls the printers on line/off line status. When the printer is on line, the printer can receive and print data from the computer.

It-3 )Y ROUl FORM FEED When the printer is off line, press this button to eject a single sheet of paper or advance continuous paper to the top of the next page. When the printer is on line, you can use the micro-adjustment feature by pressing this button to advance the paper.

Data dump

If you plan to use the IBM emulation mode, choose IBM Proprinter (if you have an FX-850). IBM Proprinter XL (if you have an FX-1050). IBM Graphics printer, or IBM printer, in that order of preference.
LINE FEED When the printer is off line, press this button to feed the paper one line. or hold it down to feed the paper continuously. When the printer is on line, you can use the microadjustment feature by pressing this button to reverse the paper. LOAD/EJECT When the printer is off line, press this button to load paper if paper is not loaded, or to elect it if paper is loaded. (Single sheet paper is ejected forward and continuous paper is ejected backward.)
The buttons on the control panel let you control many of the printer settings. The control panel also has Indicator lights so you can check the current status of the printers various settings.

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SelecType The settings you select using the SelecType panel remain valid even after you turn off, reset, or initialize the printer. FONT Press this button to select draft, near letter quality Roman. or near letter quality Sans Serif. The indicator light shows which font has been selected. CHARACTERS PER INCH Press this button to select the characters per inch (cpi). You can choose 10 CPI. 12 CPI. or PS (proportional spacing). The indicator light shows the selected character spacing. CONDENSED Press this button to select either condensed or normal printing. The light is on when the printer is in condensed mode. In this mode, all characters are approximately 60% of their normal width.
Note: Proportional spacing and condensed mode cannot be combined. If you select both, only proportional spacing works.
The column heading Direction refers to the direction of signal flow as viewed from the printer. Return denotes the twisted-pair return. to be connected at signal ground level. For the interface wiring, be sure to use a twisted-pair cable for each signal and to complete the connection on the return side. These cables should be shielded and connected to the chassis of the host computer and the printer. All interface conditions are based on TTL level. Both the rise and the fall times of each signal must be less than 0.2 microseconds. Data transfer must be carried out by observing the ACKNLG or BUSY signal. Data transfer to this printer can be carried out only after receipt of the ACKNLG signal or when the level of the BUSY signal is LOW.

1 Interface Specifications 1
Your printer is equipped with an &bit parallel interface. For specifications for optional interfaces, see the manuals provided with the optional interfaces. Pin assignments for the parallel interface Connector pin assignments and a description of their respective interface signals are shown in the following table. Signal
Printing enabled/disabled signals and control conditions The following table shows the relationship between printing being enabled or disabled, the on line/off line status, and the receipt of the data on/off control characters, DC1 or DC3.
ON LINE SLCT IN DC1/DC3 ERROR (Indicator BUSY ACKNLG 1 Printing (Disabled/

Return

DirecSignal tion IN
STROBE pulse lo read data in. Pulse width must be more than 0.5 microseconds at the receiving terminal These signals represent information of the 1st to 8th bits of parallel data respectively Each signal is at HIGH level when data is logical 1 and LOW when it is logical 0

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IN IN IN IN IN IN 1:

on/off control)

enabled)

i n t e r f a c e )
on line on line off line High High DC1 Recvd DC3 Recvd High High High/Low Pulsed ea. char. High/Low Pulsed ea. char. High Not
cond.) Enabled Disabled Disabled
OUT About a 12-microsecond pulse LOW indicates that data has been received and that the printer is ready lo accept more data
High/Low DC1/DC3 Low (no effect) (no effect)

generated

*While printing is disabled, character data is being received and acknowledged so that the printer can look for another DC1 character, which would allow it to resume printing.

FX-850/1050-5

ESC C ESC C0 ESC D ESC E ESC F ESC G ESC H ESC I ESC I ESC J ESC K ESC L ESC M ESC N ESC O ESC P ESC P ESC Q ESC Q 3 ESC Q ESC R ESC R ESC S O ESC S1 ESC T ESC U ESC W ESC X ESC Y ESC Z ESC I@ ESC \ ESC \ ESC ^ ESC ^ ESC_ ESC a ESC b ESC k ESC l ESC p ESC s ESC t ESC w ESC x Set page length in lines 43 Set page length in inches 44 Set horizontal tabs 45 Select emphasized mode 46 Cancel emphasized mode 47 Select double-strike mode 48 Cancel double-strike mode 49 Printable code area expansion 49 Select font 4A Perform n/216-inch line feed 4B Select single-density graphics 4C Select double-density graphics 4D Select 12 cpi 4E Set skip over perforation 4F Cancel skip over perforation 50 Select 10 cpi 50 Turn proportional on/off 51 Set right margin 51 Deselect printer (FX-850) 51 Deselect printer (FX-1050) 52 International character set 52 Restore default tab settings 53 Select superscript mode 53 Select subscript mode 54 Cancel superscript/subscript 55 Turn unidirectional mode on/off 57 Turn double-wide on/off 58 Set left and right margins 59 High-speed dbl-density graphics 5A Quadruple-density graphics 5B Double-high double-wide on/off 5C Set relative position 5C Print characters from symbol set 5E Select 9-pin graphics 5E Print 1 char. from symbol set 5F Turn overscore on/off 61 Select justification 62 Set vertical tabs in channels 6B Select NLQ font 6C Set left margin 70 Turn proportional mode on/off 73 Turn half-speed mode on/off 74 Select character table 77 Turn double-high on/off 78 Select NLQ or draft 8-14 8-14 8-22 8-29 8-29 8-29 8-30 8-37 8-17 8-38 8-38 8-25 8-15 8-15 8-24 8-20 8-42 8-42 8-34 8-45 8-30 8-30 8-31 8-10 8-28 8-44 8-38 8-38 8-39 8-39 8-48 8-21 8-49 8-40 8-50 8-48 8-32 8-18 8-23 8-19 8-25 8-9 8-33 8-28 8-23 8-30 8-30 8-31 8-10 8-8-14 8-45 8-29 8-29 8-29 8-30 8-46 8-43 8-38 8-38 8-15 8-15 8-47

Commands in Numerical Order
This section lists all the FX commands, with their decimal and hexadecimal values. The numbers in the columns on the right are the page numbers in this chapter where a complete description of the command can be found. If the Epson and IBM emulation mode page numbers are the same, the command is the same in both modes and is described only in the Epson mode section.
BEL BS HT LF VT FF CR SO SI DC1 DC2 DC2 DC3 DC4 CAN DEL ESC SO ESC SI ESC EM ESC SP ESC ! ESC # ESC $ ESC % ESC & ESC * ESCESC/ ESC 0 ESC 1 ESC 2 ESC 2 ESC 3 ESC 4 ESC 4 ESC 5 ESC 5 ESC 6 ESC 6 ESC 7 ESC 7 ESC 8 ESC 9 ESC : ESC : ESC < ESC = ESC = ESC > ESC ? ESC @ ESC A ESC A ESC B
Beeper Backspace Tab horizontally 10 0A Line feed 11 0B Tab vertically 12 0C Form feed D Carriage return 14 0E Select double-wide (1 line) 15 0F Select condensed mode Select printer Cancel condensed mode Cancel condensed/12 cpi prop. Deselect printer Cancel double-wide (1 line) Cancel line 127 7F Delete character 14 0E Select double-wide (1 line) 15 0F Select condensed mode Cut sheet feeder on/off Set intercharacter space Master Select Cancel MSB control Set absolute print position Select user-defined set Define user-defined characters 42 2A Select graphics mode 45 2D Turn underlining on/off 47 2F Select vertical tab channel Select l/&inch line spacing Select 7/72-inch line spacing Select 1/6-inch line spacing Programmable line spacing Select n/216-inch line spacing Select italic mode Set top of form Cancel italic mode Turn automatic line feed on/off Printable code area expansion Select international character set Cancel ESC 37 Select standard character set Disable paper-out sensor Enable paper-out sensor 58 3A Copy ROM into RAM 58 3A Select 12 cpi 60 3C Unidirectional mode (1 line) 61 3D Set MSB to 3D Define user-defined characters 62 3E Set MSB to 3F Reassign graphics mode Initialize printer Select n/72-inch line spacing Set n/72-inch line spacing Set vertical tabs
8-12 8-20 8-22 8-15 8-18 8-14 8-13 8-27 8-26 8-8 8-26 8-9 8-27 8-13 8-13 8-27 8-26 8-11 8-32 8-24 8-12 8-21 8-36 8-35 8-39 8-31 8-19 8-16 8-16 8-16
8-12 8-20 8-22 8-15 8-18 8-14 8-13 8-27 8-26 8-8 8-47 8-27 8-13 8-27 8-26

8-31 8-16 8-16

8-43 8-17 8-17 8-33 8-43 8-34 8-44 8-36 8-49 8-37 8-49 8-10 8-10 8-35 8-46 8-9 8-11 8-50 8-12 8-40 8-8 8-17 8-42 8-18 8-18

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I Installation/Support

Software

The type of printer installed on your system must be identified for each software package. This is usually done through a setup menu. If this printer is not listed in your program, look in the printer Users Manual for the next-best model selection.

DIP Switch Settings

The default settings will usually work for most applications, but they should be checked before using the printer This will avoid unexpected results.

Serial Operation

The FX-850/1050 will be able to receive serial data with the addition of an Epson 81XX series interface option.

Cut - Sheet Feeder Operation
The page length will have to be adjusted (shortened) to 61 lines per page if your software does not properly support cut -sheet paper. There will be lines from the first page printed at the top of the second page if the page length is not set correctly.

Disabling the Buffer

An undocumented feature of the FX-850/1050 is the ability to disable the buffer from the SelecType panel. To toggle the buffer hold down the Load/Eject switch at power on. Two beeps indicate that the 8K buffer is enabled, and one beep indicates that the buffer is disabled. (Some spooler applications wont work correctly unless the buffer is disabled.)

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I Information Reference List
Engineering Change Notices
FX-850/1050-001 10/11/88 To Version MP2286 ROM upgrade.
Product Support Bulletins

P - 0024

8/01/88
Undocumented buffer feature

Related Documentation

M-TM-FX8510 M-PL-FX8510 Y46199101003 Technical Information Bulletins FX-850/1050-001 FX-850/1050-002 7/1/88 10/11/88
FX-850/1050 Technical Manual FX-850/1050 Parts Price List FX-850/1050 Users Manual
Loading lever replacement PEGX removal procedure caution

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NEW FX-850/1050

Important Notice

The FX-850 and FX-1050 have changed, but the model names have not been changed. This Product Information Guide is supplementary to the previous FX-850/7050 Product Information Guide for new models. The product codes for the previous and current versions of the FX-850/1050 are as follows:
Also, the version number printed at the beginning of a selftest begins with MP for the previous version and PP for the current version. Note: Add this addendum to the previous FX-850/1050 Product Information Guide do not discard the old one.

9-Pin Printers

NEW FX-850/1050-1
NEW FX - 850/1050 DOT - MATRIX PRINTER

DIP Switch Functions

The settings you select using the SelecType panel remain valid even after you turn off, reset. or initiaIize the printer. FONT Press this button to select draft. near letter quality Roman, or near letter quality Sans Serif. The indicator light shows which font has been selected. CHARACTERS PER INCH Press this button to select the characters per inch (cpi). You can choose 10 CPI, 12 CPI, or PS (proportional. The indicator light shows the selected character spacing. CONDENSED Press this button to select either condensed or normal printing. The light is on when the printer is in condensed mode. In this mode, all characters are approximately 60% of their normal width.
The tables below describe the DIP switch functions. The page numbers refer you to the page on which each printer feature is described. The shaded settings are the preset factory settings.

DIP Switch I

other control panel features The control panel also gives you access to several special functions. Self test By holding down the FORM FEED or LINE FEED button while you turn on the printer, you can start the printer's self test. This prints out the DIP switch settings and the characters in the printers ROM (Read Only Memory). See the section on the self test in Chapter 1 for more information. By pressing the FORM FEED and LINE FEED buttons immediately after loading paper or using short tearoff, you can make fine adjustments to the loading and short tear-off positions. See the section on microadjustment in Chapter 2 for more information. By holding down both the FORM FEED and LINE FEED buttons while you turn on the printer, you can turn on the data dump mode. This feature allows advanced users to diagnose many problems. See the section on the data dump mode in Chapter 6 for more information. The input buffer can be enabled or disabled by turning on the power while pressing the LOAD/EJECT button. The beeper sounds once if the input buffer is disabled. or twice if it is enabled. Use the self test to check the input buffers current state. The printer can be set to either high-speed draft mode or normal draft mode. Turn on the power while pressing the FONT button. The beeper sounds once if normal draft mode is selected. or twice for high-speed draft mode.

DIP Switch 2

Microadjustment

Data dump

Input buffer control

Default character set

When DIP switch 1-1 is on, the user-defined character set is the default. Userdefined characters are maintained in printer memory even when the power is turned off. so the user-defined character set can be selected simply by setting this switch to on. However, when this switch is on, new user-defined characters cannot be defined. See Chapter 4 for more information on user-defined characters. This switch is effective only in the Epson ESC/P mode.

Draft printing speed

zero character
When DIP switch 1-2 is on, the printer prints slashed zeroes (0). When the DIP switch is off. the printer prints open zeroes (0). This is useful for clearly distinguishing between uppercase O and zero when printing such items as program lists.

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NEW FX - 850/1050 DOT- MATRIX PRINTER

Character table

When DIP switch 1-3 is on, the Epson Extended Graphics character table is selected. When it is off, the italics character table is selected. The Epson Extended Graphics character table contains international accented characters, Creek characters, and character graphics for printing liner, corners. and shaded areas. If you have an IBM computer or an IBM compatible, select the Epson Extended Graphics table when you wish to print the character graphics as they are displayed on the screen. Since the character table setting affects only half of the character table, you can still print text if you have selected the Extended Graphics set. Also. you can still print italics if you use the proper software command. If your printer is in IBM emulation mode (DIP switch 1-4 on). the graphics characters are available no matter which character table you select.

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International Character Sets

Printer Specifications

Selecting an international character set provides you with the characters used in other languages. To obtain the desired international character set, set switches 1-6. 1-7. and 1-8 according to the DIP switch table on page 3-7. The following table shows the characters that differ in each international character set.
Printing Print method: Print speed:

9-pin impact dot matrix

International character sets
USA 1 France 2 Germany 3 UK 4 Denmark I 5 Sweden 6 Italy 7 Spain I 8 Japan 9 Norway 10 Denmark II 11 Spain II 12 Latin America 126 oser\7--(:1-
Printing direction: unidirectional for graphics l/6 or 1/8 or program of 1/216th of an inch Papa feed speed: Printable columns: Single sheet: 48 ms/line (3.6 per sec)
The countries numbered 8 through 12 are available only through the ESC R software command. See the Command Summary in Chapter 8. Also. in IBM emulation mode (DIP switch 1-4 on). a character set containing international characters (CG character table 2) is selected whenever any one of DIP switches 1-6, 1-7, or 1-8 is set to off. If all three switches are on, CG character table 1 is selected. See Appendix B. Page length When DIP switch 2-1 is on, the page length is set to 12 inches. When it is off. the page length is 11 inches. Other page lengths can be set with the ESC C and ESC C0 commands. See the Command Summary in Chapter 8. Buffer: Character fonts:

8 Kbyte

Draft High-speed draft Normal draft NLQ Epson Roman Epson Roman Proportional Epson Sans Serif Epson Sans Serif Proportional Operation: 10% to 80% (without condensation) Storage: 5% to 85% (without condensation)

Edge guides

Shock: Vibration:
Operation: Up to 1 G within 1 ms Storage: Up to 2 G within 1 ms Operation: Up to 0.25 G at up to 55 Hz Storage: Up to 0.50 G at up to 55 Hz 96 standard ASCII character set (including italic characters 13 international character sets Epson Extended Graphics characters set

Printer

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Paper width:

Paper Sheet Single Sheet Continuous Envelopes Labels

FX-850

7.2 to 10.1" (182-257mm) 4 to 10" (1101-254 mm) 6.5" or 9.5" 2.5" or 4.0"

FX-1050

7.2 to 14.4" (182-366mm) 4 to 16" (101-406.4 mm) 6.5" or 9.5" 2.5" or 4.0"

1 Paper Thickness 1

Paper Length: Printable area: Single sheet
Single sheet 7.2 to 14.3 inches (182 to 364 mm)
Always return the lever to Position 2 when you go back to printing on ordinary paper. Continuous printing with the lever set at a position higher than 2 can shorten the life of the print head. WARNING: Printing 1 forms, labels, or thick past the edge of envelopes, multi-part.paper can damage the print head. v

12 mm (.5")

12 mm (1/2")
I Commands in Numerical Order

Number of copies:

Up to 4 sheets including the original. Total thickness must not exceed 0.012" (0.32 mm)
Paper feeding methods: Friction on Posh tractor Cut sheet feeder (optional) Pull tractor (optional) Ribbon Cartridge ribbon. available in black only:

#875O (FX-85O)

This section lists all the FX commands. with their decimal and hexadecimal values. The numbers in the columns on the right are the page numbers in this chapter where a complete description of the command can be found. If the Epson and IBM emulation mode page numbers are the same, the command is the same in both modes and is described only in the Epson mode section.
#8755(M) (FX-1050) Life expectancy of ribbon: 3 million characters (14 dots/character) MCBF: MTBF: print head life: Dimensions and might: FX-850 Height: Width: Depth: weight: voltage: Power consumption: Frequency: Insulation resistance: 120 VAC 10% 120 watts maximum
49.5 5.9' 17.9' 14.2' 20.9 lbs
For all components excluding print head: 5 million limes 4000 power-on hours FX 850 FX-power-on hours 100 million characters (14 dots/character) FX-1050

5.9"

BEL BS HT LF VT FF CR SO SI

24.8"

14.2' 27.5 lbs

to 60.5 Hz

10M ohms between AC power line and chassis
Dielectric strength (between AC line and chassis): Can withstand 1.0 kV rms applied for one minute or 1250 VAC rms applied for one second. Temperature: Operation: 40F to 95F (5C to 35C) Storage: -22F to 140F (-30C to 60C)
%i DC2 DC3 DCCAN 24 DEL ESC SO 7: ESC SI 15 ESC EM 25 ESC SP 32 ESC I 33 ESC # 35 ESC $ 36 ESC % 37 ESC & 38 ESC* 42 ESC - 45 ESC/ 47 ESC ESC ESC ESC ESC ESC 4 52
Beepcr 08 Backspace 09 Tab horizontally 0A Line feed 0B Tab vertically CC Form feed 0D Carriage return 0E Select double-wide (1 line) OF Select condensed mode 11 Select printer l2 Cancel condensed mode 12 Cancel condensed/12 cpi prop. 13 Deselect printer 14 Cancel double-wide (1 line) 18 Cancel line 7F Delete character 0E Select doublc-wide (1 line) 0F Select condensed mode 19 Cut sheet feeder on/off 20 Set intercharacter space 21 Master Select 23 Cancel MSB control 24 Set absolute print position 25 Select user-defined set 26 Define user-defined characters 2A Select graphics mode 2D Turn underlining on/off 2F Select vertical tab channel 30 Select l/&inch line spacing 31 Select 7/72-inch line spacing 32 Select 1/6-inch line spacing 32 Programmable line spacing 33 Select n/216-inch line spacing 34 Select italic mode

8-12 8-20

8-22 8-22 8-15 8-15 8-l8 8-18

8-14 8-13 8-14

8-13 8-27 8-27 8-26 8-26 8-3 8-8 8-26

8-47 8-9

8-27 8-27 8-l3 8-13 8-13 8-27 8-27

8-26 8-11 8-32 8-24 8-26

8-12 8-21 8-36
8-35 8-39 8-31 8-19 8-16 8-16 8-17 8-33 8-43 8-17

8-31 8-16

8-16 8-16

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Master Select Typestyle Codes
Esc4 ESC5 ESC5 ESC6 ESC6 ESC7 ESC7 ESC8 iE3 ESC: ESC< ESC= ESCESC> ESC? ESC@ ESCA ESCA ESCB ESCC ESC C0 ESCD EXE ESCF ESCG ESCH ESCI ESCI ESCJ ESCK ESCL ESCM ESCN ESCO ESCP ESCP ESCQ ESCQ3 ESCQ22 ESCR ESCR ESCS0 ESC S1 ESCT ESCU ESCW ESCX ESCY ESCZ ESC[@ ESC \ ESC\ ESC^ ESC^ ESC_ ESCa ESCb ESCk ESCI

ESC p ESCs EL

34 Set top of form 35 Cancel italic mode 35 Turn automatic line feed on/off 36 Printable de area expansion 36 Select international character set 37 Cancel ESC Select standard character set 38 Disable paper-out sensor 39 Enable paper-out sensor 3A Copy ROM into RAM 3A Select 12 cpi 3C Unidirectional mode (1 line) 3D Set MSB to 0 3D Define user-defined characters 3E Set MSB to 1 3F Reassign graphics mode 40 Initialiaze printer 41 Select n/72-inch line spacing 41 Set n/72-inch line spacing 42 Set vertical tabs 43 Set page length in lines 43 Set page length in inches 44 Set horizontal tab 45 Select emphasized mode 46 Cancel emphasized mode 47 Select double-strike mode 48 Cancel double-strike mode 49 Printable code area expansion 49 Select font 4A Perform n/216-inch line feed 4B Select single-density graphics 4C Select double-density graphics 4D Select 12 cpi 4E Set skip over perforation 4F Cancel skip over perforation 50 Select 10 cpi 50 Turn proportional on/off 51 Set right margin 51 Deselect printer (FX-850) 51 Deselect printer (FX-1050) 52 Intemational characterset 52 Restore default tab settings 53 Select superscript mode 53 Select subscript mode 54 Cancel superscript/subscript 55 Turn unidirectional mode on/off 57 Turn double-wick on/off 58 Set left and right margins 59 High-speed dbl-density graphics 5A Quadruple-density graphics 5B Double-high double-wide on/off 5C Set relative position 5C Print characters from symbol set 5E Select 9-pin graphics 5E Print 1 char. from symbol set 5F Turn overscore on/off 61 Select justification 62 Set vertical tabs in channels 6B Select NLQ font 6C set left margin 70 Turn proportional mode on/off 73 Turn half-speed mode on/off 74 Select character table 77 Turn double-high on/off 78 Select NLQ or draft
8-43 8-34 8-36 8-37 8-10 8-10 8-35 8-9 8-11 8-12 8-40 8-8 8-17 8-18 8-14 8-14 8-22 8-29 8-29 8-29 8-30 8-37 8-17 8-38 8-38 8-25 8-15 8-15 8-24 8-20 8-34 8-30 8-30 8-31 8-10 8-28 8-38 8-39 8-44 8-49 8-49
The format of the Master Select code is shown below: ASCII: Decimal: Hexadecimal: ESC 27 1B I n n n

To send the Master Select codes to your printer in a decimal format, for example. you send the codes 27, 33, and then whatever value you choose for the variable n. The variable n is a number that identifies the typestyle or combination of typestyles. To find the value of n. look at the Master Select table below and add up either the decimal or hexadecimal numbers for the features you want. Master Select Table

8-46 8-50

8-42 8-18 8-14 8-14 8-45 8-29 8-29 8-29 8-30 8-46 8-43 8-38 8-38 8-15 8-15 8-47 8-42 8-42 8-45 8-30 8-33 8-31 8-10 8-28 8-44 8-38 8-39 8-48 8-49 8-50 8-48
For example, if you want to print a title using double-wide 12 cpi characters in double-strike mode, you would add these three decimal numbers together to calculate the value of n: 12 cpi Double-strike Double-wide 32

n - 49

Character Tables
Then character tables are selected by setting DIP switch 1-3 or using the ESC t software command. For the Epson Extended Graphics character table, use of the ESC 6 or ESC 7 software command lets you select whether to print hex codes 80 to 9F as characters (ESC 6) or control codes (ESC 7).
Italic Character Table C O D E A B C D E F
8-40 8-32 8-18 8-23 8-19 8-25 8-9 8-33 8-28 8-23

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BUSY ACKNLG DATA STROBE -

Initialization

fixed set of conditions).

Hardware initialization

When the power is turned on. When the printer receives an INIT signal at the parallel interface (pin 31 goes LOW). Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the prints) command.
Software initialization Density varieties
Although all the examples so far in this section have been in the singledensity graphics mode, there are seven other eight-pin densities and two that use all nine pins. Nine-pin graphics is not necessary for most uses, but you can find the command (ESC ^) in the Command Summary in Chapter 8. The four most common eight-pin modes are ESC K. ESC L, ESC Y, and ESC Z. There is also a general purpose command for any of the eight-pin graphics modes: ESC l. This command is used in the same way as the individual commands. except that before n1 and n2 you must send the code for the graphics mode required. The different graphics modes are summarized in the following table:
The Epson interfaces that are compatible with the FX-850 and FX-1050 are listed below.

Interface number Name #8143 #8148 #8165 RS-232C/current Intelligent loop interface interface
Intelligent serial Interface

lEEE-488

Using the FX with Application Programs
Now that youve set up and tested the printer, you need to start using it with your application programs.

Default Settings

The table below shows the default conditions that become valid when the printer is initialized.
Most application programs let you specify the type of printer youre using so that the program can take full advantage of the printers features. Many programs provide an installation or setup procedure that presents a list of printers to choose from. If your application program has a printer selection menu, use the instructions below.
Using printer selection menus
If your software has a printer selection menu simply choose FX-850 or FX-1050. If the menu does not list either of these printers. choose one of the following. They are listed in order of preference. Fx-850 FX-86e EX-800 FX-85 FX-80+ FX-80 FX LX MX Epson printer Draft printer FX-1050 FX-286e EX-1000 FX-286 FX-185 FX-100+ FX-100 FX LX
In addition, the data buffer is cleared when the printer is initialized by turning on the power or by INIT signal. Note: The user-defined character set is not cleared when the printer is initialized.
Epson printer Draft printer

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NEW FX-850/1050 DOT-MATRIX PRINTER
If you plan to use the IBM emulation mode, choose IBM Proprinter (if you have an FX-850). IBM Proprinter XL (if you have an FX-1050). IBM Graphics printer, or IBM printer, in that order of preference.
Note: If your application program does not list the FX-850 or FX-1050, you may want to contact the software manufacturer to see if an update is available.
Installation/Support Tips

Software

The type of printer installed on your system must be identified for each software package. This is usually done through a setup menu. If this printer is not listed in your program, look in the printer Users Manual for the next-best model selection.

DIP Switch Settings

The default setting will usually work for moat applications, but they should be checked before using the printer. This will avoid unexpected results.

Serial Operation

The FX-850/1050 will be able to receive serial data with the addition of an Epson 81XX series interface option.
Cut-Sheet Feeder Operation
page length will have to be adjusted (shortened) to 61 liner per page if your software does not properly support cut-sheet paper. There will be lines from the first page printed at the top of the second page if the page length is not set correctly.

Disabling the Buffer

An undocumented feature of the FX-850/1050 is the ability to disable the buffer from the SelecType panel. To toggle the buffer hold down the Load/Eject switch at power on. Two beeps indicate that the 8K buffer is enabled, and one beep indicates that the buffer is disabled. (Some spooler applications wont work correctly unless the buffer is disabled.)
Information Reference List

Related Documentation

FX-850/1050 Service Addendum for Models P82PB and P12PM Y46199112001 FX-850/1050 Users Manual

NEW FX-850/1050-7

 

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