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Oki Dot Printer

Postby genetika » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:41 pm

Hi.
When printing from the QL I’m able to print only one time.
After I need to turn off and on to print another document
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
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Max

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Re: Oki Dot Printer

Postby Dave » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:11 pm

Those printers are quite advanced. It could be a number of things.

It defaults to IBM mode and needs setting to Epson mode.
It defaults to bidirectional parallel and can be set to input only (it can hang if it sends a job complete message and gets no response)
The QL may not be "ending" prints, so a print time-out may need to be configured.

I'm assuming you've done the first, as it works at all. The other two are more obscure.

I found the menu system, which involved holding a button while powering on, then stepping through printed options, was a bit counter-intuitive. In the end I passed the printer on to someone who needed a solid 9 pin dot matrix for draft printing.

Wish I still had it.


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Re: Oki Dot Printer

Postby stephen_usher » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:37 pm

You need to get yourself one of these workhorses! ;-)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-KX-P1081-KX-P1080-Dot-Matrix-Printer-Used/233354872940?epid=2113664901&hash=item365508c86c:g:Gk0AAOSwIHpdh4TY

Seriously though. What happens if you send a "form feed" character to the printer after the print finishes?


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Re: Oki Dot Printer

Postby genetika » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:49 pm

Which is the form feed character?

:)

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Re: Oki Dot Printer

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:54 pm

Hi,

I am assuming that you do not have Manual for the printer.

Here is a link to the OKI web site:

https://www.oki.com/us/printing/support/user-manual/dot-matrix-printers/62422301/


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Re: Oki Dot Printer

Postby NormanDunbar » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:29 am

genetika wrote:Which is the form feed character?

:)

M.


That would be CHR$(12).

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Re: Oki Dot Printer

Postby genetika » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:26 am

NormanDunbar wrote:
genetika wrote:Which is the form feed character?

:)

M.


That would be CHR$(12).

Cheers,
Norm.


Printer OK ! :D



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