Epson DFX-8000 User Manual

The DIP

The DIP

Setting the DIP Switches
The DIP 
switch 
This 
section describes the different 
features 
you can control with the
printer’s 
DIP switches.
Slashed zero
When DIP switch 
l-2 
is on, the printer prints slashed 
When the DIP switch is off, the printer prints open zeros 
(0). 
This
feature is useful for clearly distinguishing between uppercase 0 and
zero when printing documents such as program lists.
Printer mode
When DIP switch 
l-4 
is on, the printer operates in IBM emulation
mode. When the DIP switch is off, the printer operates in Epson
ESC/P mode. The functions of DIP switches 
1-3, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 
and
2-1 in 
IBM 
emulation 
mode differ from their functions in Epson
ESC/P mode. The tables on the previous page describe the special
functions of these DIP switches in IBM emulation mode.
Default character set
When DIP switch 2-l is on, the user-defined character set is the
default. User-defined characters 
are maintained 
in the printer’s
memory even when the power is turned off, so you can select the
user-defined character set simply by turning on this DIP switch.
However, when the switch is on, you cannot define new user-
defined characters. 
The setting of this DIP switch takes effect only if
DIP switch 
l-4 
is set for Epson ESC/P mode. See Chapter 
for
more information on user-defined characters.
Draft printing speed
When DIP switch 
2-2 
is off, high-speed draft mode is selected.
When the switch is on, normal draft mode is selected. This switch
only affects the printer if DIP switch 
1-5 
is set for draft mode
(turned  off) or if draft mode is selected through your software. In
high-speed draft mode, the DFX-8000 can print up to 
1066
characters per second at 
10 
cpi (characters per inch). In normal
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Using the Printer