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Printer Configuration Information

Table 21 describes all configuration items, what each is used for, and the allowable value options for each item. The factory-set default value options are underlined or separately specified.

Important! Table 21 lists all configuration items for all models of the printers. Some items may be greyed out or not shown for your particular model of printer:

Table 21. Printer Configuration Items
Configuration Item Description Value Options
Printer Mode (D) This entry allows setting whether the duplex system is to be operated in duplex or simplex (dual-simplex) mode. (This item applies to Models ED1/ED2.)

If you change the Printer Mode, the Restart procedure automatically executes a Shutdown procedure.

Duplex or Simplex
Auto Start If Yes, all current attachment interface status (enable/disable) is saved during a Shutdown procedure, and automatically restored at the next power on of the system. Simplex and dual simplex printers are also automatically made Ready at the completion of the power on sequence. The Thread/Align forms procedure must be performed on duplex printers before the system can be made Ready. Yes or No
PQE boldness for printer 1 This item must not be changed.
Notes:
  1. If this value is changed accidentally, set the value to 85 and inform the CE during the next visit.
  2. On printers with code version 9.6 or higher, this item is "grayed out" and cannot be changed.
100%
PQE boldness for printer 2 (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 1 Counter (CE Change Only) The Print Usage Count from the mechanical counter at the rear of the printer may be transferred to this counter, which will then become a new base count in the running "Printer 1 Counter" displayed in the Printer Status Display/Touch Screen window. 0 to 2 000 000 000
Printer 2 Counter (D) (CE Change Only) The Print Usage Count from the mechanical counter at the rear of the printer may be transferred to this counter, which will then become a new base count in the running "Printer 2 Counter" displayed in the Printer Status Display/Touch Screen window. 0 to 2 000 000 000
Printhead Resolution This parameter changes the resolution that the printhead in this printer uses. Not all values are supported on all printers. Valid values are 480 or 600 DPI. The value you select depends on what features are installed on the printer.
IPDS Resolution This parameter can be set only when a printhead resolution of 600 DPI is selected. Automatic, 240 DPI, 300 DPI, or 600 DPI
Font Enhancement This parameter appears when 480 or 600 DPI is selected for Printhead Resolution and 600 DPI is not selected for IDPS Resolution. This parameter is used to activate or deactivate the edge smoothing algorithm for raster fonts. Set to No if edge smoothing is not desired. Single Byte: Yes or No

Double Byte: Yes or No

Jam Recovery Type This entry controls under what conditions the host system will automatically retransmit pages after a forms jam has been cleared.
  • Normal Jam Repositioning - All lost pages are automatically retransmitted and reprinted.
  • Suppress MICR Repositioning - Lost pages printed with a MICR printer will not be retransmitted.
  • Suppress All Jam Repositioning - No lost pages will be retransmitted. Any missing or damaged pages must be manually recovered.
  • Use Normal Jam Repositioning
  • Suppress MICR Jam Repositioning
  • Suppress All Jam Repositioning
Font Usage Font usage allows you to select the amount of memory that the printer control unit (computer) will use for font management. Select the font usage according to the type of print jobs you run.

Select Low font usage for jobs using a normal number of fonts with normal point sizes, but not double-byte fonts. Medium font usage indicates an abnormal single-byte character set (SBCS) printing mode; select it for jobs using a large number of fonts or very large point sizes, but not double-byte fonts. High font usage is primarily for double-byte font jobs.

Low, Medium, or High
Page Segment Usage This is used to allocate space for IPDS source for page segments and overlays. Set to Low if the size or number of page segments and overlays is a small. Set to High if the size or number of page segments and overlays is large. Low, Medium, or High
Overlay Usage This parameter is used to allocate space for a cache of ready-to-print overlays. Set to Low if a few small overlays are used. Set to High if many or large overlays are used. Low, Medium, or High
Overlay Cache This parameter is used to activate or deactivate overlay caching. Set to No if overlays are not reused multiple times or if overlays are not reused in the same location on subsequent pages. Yes or No
Input Buffer Size This parameter is used to allocate space for the IPDS data that was just received from the server before being processed by the control unit. Set to Low if pages contain little data or if printing from PSF/MVS on a System/370 channel or an ESCON channel (this is because of the frequent IPDS acknowledgment rate). Set to High if printing pages with large amounts of data (such as large images). Low, Medium, or High
Output Buffer Size This parameter is used to allocate space for ready-to-print pages, including pages between the transfer points of a continuous-forms, duplex printer. Set the value to Low if these conditions are met:
  • The pages contain little data
  • This is a simplex printer
  • This is a duplex printer with a distance between transfer points of less than 400 inches.
Set the value to High if these conditions are met:
  • The pages contain large amounts of data, especially shaded areas
  • This is a duplex printer with a distance between transfer points of over 400 inches.
Low, Medium, or High
Direct Attach This entry shows if printing is to occur in direct-printing mode when connected to an MVS or OS/390 operating system, with no host-assisted recovery procedures such as retransmission of pages after a forms jam.

The host system programmer will inform you whether this entry should be set to Yes.

Yes or No
NPRO Length This entry sets an extra length that is added to the fixed NPRO length to create a total distance that forms are moved through the printer.

This entry can be used when an uncoupled (not functionally attached) postprocessing device is installed and it is necessary to extend the NPRO length to be able to easily remove forms at the postprocessing device output.

If any installed and enabled preprocessing/postprocessing devices have the "Pre/postprocessor Extended NPRO" distance of an enabled pre/postprocessor set to greater than zero, then that distance will take precedence over the "NPRO Length", even if the "NPRO Length" is longer. The "Pre/postprocessor Extended NPRO" distance is set in the Configure Pre/Post procedure. If several "Pre/postprocessor Extended NPRO" distances are set, then the longest one takes precedence.

Range of 0 to 1200 inches.
Auto NPRO at End of Forms This entry indicates whether an automatic NPRO is performed when an End of Forms is detected. Yes or No
Line mode enabled (S) Allows the printer to enter the 3800 compatibility mode (line mode). Whenever you change this setting, you must restart the printer. (This item applies only to Model ES1, and only when the IPDS resolution is set to 240 DPI and printhead resolution is set to 480 DPI.) Yes or No
Jam Recovery Point Distance This entry sets a distance past the printer fuser sufficient for forms to reach an installed postprocessing device, so that those forms will be reprinted following a forms jam recovery.

In duplex mode, this distance is measured past the fuser of Printer 2. In dual simplex mode, it is a distance past either Printer 1 or Printer 2.

A non-zero value setting assumes that: a postprocessing device is installed and enabled, the "Jam Recovery Type" configuration item setting above allows reprinting of pages, and the "Direct Attach" configuration item setting above is No.

Range of 0 to 500 inches.
Form Feed Length (D) This entry sets the length, in inches, that forms are to be moved forward through Printer 1 when the Feed Forms push-button is selected during execution of the Thread/Align Forms procedure in duplex mode. Range of 17 to 250 inches. Default is 60 inches.
Length of Forms Between Transfer Points (D) This entry sets the length, in inches, of the forms path length from the alignment mark on the transfer station tractors of Printer 1, through Printer 1, across the floor to the Buffer/Flipper Unit, through the Buffer/Flipper Unit, across the floor to Printer 2, under Printer 2 up to the alignment mark on the transfer station tractors of Printer 2. This is used during the duplex mode procedure Thread/Align Forms. If you are continually feeding paper at either printer in order to get the forms aligned, this configuration item may have to be changed.

See Appendix B. Physical System Layouts for physical layout details and dimensions.

Range of 150 to 800 inches. Default is 315 inches.
Front Sheet Sequence (D) This entry sets whether the front side of the forms will be printed on Printer 1 or Printer 2 in duplex mode.

Front First means that the odd pages (1st, 3rd, 5th,...) of a customer job will print on Printer 1, and the even pages (2nd, 4th, 6th, ...) pages will print on Printer 2. Front Second means just the opposite of Front First.

When a postprocessing device is being used that bursts and stacks the output, the "Front Second" setting will deliver output with the odd number pages facing to the front.

Front First or Front Second
Verification Marks (D) Indicates if verification marks (numbers) are to be printed on the edge (tractor hole area) of each side of forms. When these marks are printed, it is possible to verify that the forms are synchronized or aligned (the two sides of the form coincide).

The verification numbers can be read by the operator. If the number on side 1 of a form matches that on side 2, then the forms are properly synchronized. Multiple copies of the same page will have the same verification mark numbers.

Yes or No
Logical Page Increment This entry allows expansion of the logical page size for cases where the printed page is larger than the valid Infoprint 3000 printable area, without errors being set. This case may be encountered when a print job created for a 3800 prints too close to the page edge.

The value entered will increase the valid printable area by that number of pels in all directions. Please review your applications to ensure that this setting does not cause loss of data, such as printing on the tractor hole carrier strip that will be trimmed off.

Range of 0 to 20 pels.
Clear Memory for Security This entry allows setting of whether residual print data is to be cleared from memory. Clearing memory can result in a delay of up to two minutes before a print job starts. Select Yes if a high level of security is required. Yes or No
Screen Saver Timeout This entry allows specifying, in minutes, the idle time before the Display/Touch Screen monitor screen is blanked out. This extends the life of the monitor screen. A value of 0 means the screen saver is not used.

In dual simplex mode, if Printer 1 and Printer 2 are set with different values, the shortest setting time is used even if the associated printer console is not being used.

Touching a blank screen caused by this timeout restores the display.

0 to 60 minutes. Default is 10 minutes.
Alarm Suppression This entry allows suppression of the Operator Alert alarm tone for error and supply-item actions. Yes or No
Fuser Inactivity Timer This entry sets the time, in hours, of printer inactivity before the fuser is turned off. This saves electrical power costs and extends the life of the printer. The fuser automatically turns on when printing resumes, with a delay until the fuser has reached operating temperature. A value of 0 means that the timer is not used. 0 to 9 hours. Default is 1 hour.
Eject to Front Facing This entry allows accepting or rejecting the Eject to Front Facing (EFF) signals sent by the host. A No value will suppress EFFs. If Yes, the EFF signal from the host will cause a blank page to be inserted between print jobs if the prior job contained an odd number of pages.

This option should be set to No if either a postprocessing device is installed that bursts and stacks output pages, or if Direct Attach is set to Yes.

Yes or No
Form Definition Order When Yes is selected, the form definitions are listed in the order that they are used, with the current form at the top of the list. When No is selected, the forms are listed in the order in which they are defined, with the last form defined at the bottom of the list. Yes or No
Stacker Enabled This entry allows setting of whether or not the stacker is to be used. A setting of Yes implies that a postprocessing device is not being used and that fanfold forms (not roll-feed forms) are being used.

However, if a postprocessing device is installed and enabled, a Yes value is ignored.

In duplex mode, it refers only to the Printer 2 stacker. In dual simplex mode, it may refer to either Printer 1 or Printer 2.

Yes or No
Cut Sheet Emulation Sheets are divided in half using an imaginary line that is parallel to the tractor strips. Each resulting "half sheet" is treated as if it were a whole sheet running through a cut-sheet printer.

None implies the cut-sheet emulation is not enabled.

Normal Left-to-Right allows the print data to be placed on the left half-sheet first and then the right half-sheet. The left half-sheet is closest to the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the lower-left corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint.

Normal Right-to-Left allows the print data to be placed on the right half-sheet first and then the left half-sheet. The right half-sheet is furthest from the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the lower-left corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint.

Inverted Left-to-Right allows the print data to be placed on the left half-sheet first and then the right half-sheet. The left half-sheet is furthest from the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the upper-right corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint. This mode is the "upside down" version of the Normal Left-to-Right mode.

Inverted Right-to-Left allows the print data to be placed on the right half-sheet first and then the left half-sheet. The right half-sheet is closest to the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the upper-right corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint. This mode is the "upside down" version of the Normal Right-to-Left mode.

None,
Normal Left-to-Right,
Normal Right-to-Left,
Inverted Left-to-Right,
Inverted Right-to-Left
BTS Installed This entry allows setting whether a Burster/Trimmer/Stacker postprocessing device is installed. It does not show whether it is being used. Yes or No
BTS Enabled This entry allows setting whether an installed Burster/Trimmer/Stacker postprocessing device is being used. The host system will not send eject-to-front-facing commands if the BTS is enabled. Yes or No
Offsetter Installed This entry allows setting whether an Offsetter postprocessing device is installed. It does not show whether it is being used. Yes or No
Offsetter Enabled This entry allows setting whether an installed Offsetter postprocessing device is being used. The host system will send "Alternate Offset Stacker" commands if the offsetter is enabled and the print job contains these commands. Yes or No
Offset on Mark Forms If Yes is specified, offset commands are sent to an enabled postprocessor only for pages that contain Mark Forms. Any "Alternate Offset Stacker" commands sent from the host are ignored. Yes or No
3130 Bar Code Compatibility This entry defines whether bar codes are printed in the standard format or in the format printed by a 3130 printer. Yes or No
Printer 1 Contrast (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the contrast (toner density) of print on the forms.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

Range of 1 to 7

Default is 4

Printer 2 Contrast (CE Change Only) See entry for Printer 1.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Defined Forms procedure for a specific form.

See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 1 Preheat (Platen Temperature) (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the preheat platen temperature. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of degrees, with 1 being the coolest and 100 being the hottest.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Defined Forms procedure for a specific form.

Range of 1 to 100

Default is 50

Printer 2 Preheat (Platen Temperature) (CE Change Only) See entry for Printer 1.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Defined Forms procedure for a specific form.

See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 1 Hot Roll (Temperature) (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the hot roll temperature. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of degrees, with 1 being the coolest and 100 being the hottest.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

Range of 1 to 100

Default is 50

Printer 2 Hot Roll (Temperature) (CE Change Only) See entry for Printer 1.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 1 Oil Rate (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the amount of oil fed to the oil belt. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of quantity, with 1 being the lowest rate and 100 being the highest rate.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

Range of 1 to 100

Default is 50

Printer 2 Oil Rate (CE Change Only) See entry for Printer 1.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 1 Oil Belt (Speed) (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the speed at which the oil belt moves. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of speed, with 1 being the slowest speed and 100 being the fastest speed.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

Range of 1 to 100

Default is 50

Printer 2 Oil Belt (Speed) (CE Change Only) See entry for Printer 1.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

See entry for Printer 1.
Scan Factory Adjust for Printer 1 (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the scan direction printing registration. Range of 0 to 100 units

Default is 40 units

Unit = 2 pels

Process Factory Adjust for Printer 1 (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the process direction printing registration. Range of 0 to 60 units

Default is 15 units

Unit = 1 pel

Scan Factory Adjust for Printer 2 (D) (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the scan direction printing registration. Range of 0 to 100 units

Default is 40 units

Unit = 2 pels

Process Factory Adjust for Printer 2 (D) (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the process direction printing registration. Range of 0 to 60 units

Default is 15 units

Unit = 1 pel

Beam 1 offset adjustment (CE Change Only). This is used by maintenance personnel to control the vertical alignment or horizontal adjustment of the separate beams of a multi-beam printer. Range of 0.0 to 15.9

Default is 8.0 units

Unit = .1 pel

Beam 2 offset adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 3 offset adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 4 offset adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 5 offset adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 1 offset adjustment for Printer 2 (D) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 2 offset adjustment for Printer 2 (D) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 3 offset adjustment for Printer 2 (D) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 4 offset adjustment for Printer 2 (D) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Beam 5 offset adjustment for Printer 2 (D) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment)
Machine Sequence for Printer 1 (CE Change on Initial Configuration Only) This is the serial number for Printer 1 (7 numeric only characters). Each time the AFCCU hard disk is replaced, this data is lost; the CE must enter the serial number found on the rear inside of the AFCCU frame again. N/A
Manufacturing Plant for Printer 1 (CE Change on Initial Configuration Only) This is the code for plant of manufacture of Printer 1 (2 numeric only characters). Each time the AFCCU hard disk is replaced this data is lost; the CE must enter this code again from information saved from the last time Printer Configurations were changed. N/A
Machine Sequence for Printer 2 (CE Change on Initial Configuration Only) This is the serial number for Printer 1 (7 numeric only characters). Each time the AFCCU hard disk is replaced, this data is lost; the CE must enter the serial number found on the rear inside of the AFCCU frame again. N/A
Manufacturing Plant for Printer 2 (CE Change on Initial Configuration Only) This is the code for the plant of manufacture of Printer 2 (2 numeric only characters). Each time the AFCCU hard disk is replaced, this data is lost; the CE must enter this code again from information saved from the last time Printer Configurations were changed. N/A
Date and Time (CE Change Only). This is in the form of mmddHHMM.ssyy. mm=month dd=day HH=hour MM=minute ss=second yy=year N/A