Canon BJ-20 Printer
AD-150 120 VAC
Drivers you can use if the BJ-20 driver is not available.
BatteryTo charge the Battery (NB-150) -
A good battery will take about 10 hours to charge and the POWER indicator will turn off when fully charged. the battery should be good for about 40 minutes. When not using the battey pack, set the Battery switch to OFF (0).
Recommended Monthly Usage : 100 pages/A4, or 5 pages per day at 20 days.
Cleaning and Gate Pattern Test : Hold down LF/FF and switch the printer on. Keep the LF/FF switch held down until a beep is heard. Place a sheet of paper into the printer and press LF/FF to load it to top of form. Switch it Online Only Power & On-Line are lit. Press Fwd-Adj and Rev-Adj together and immediately press the LF/FF switch before the buzzer sounds. The printer cartridge is cleaned and then the 'gate' pattern is printed.
Ripple Test : Hold down the LF/FF switch and switch on. Keep the Power held until a beep is heard. The Power and Error lights will be on. When two beeps are heard, insert a sheet of paper and press the LF/FF switch to load it. Press the On-Line switch and the printer will start to print the Ripple Test Pattern. To suspend the test print press the LF/FF switch, to quit the test print press the On-Line switch.
Ripple Test Using Sheet Feeder : Hold down the LF/FF switch and switch on. Keep the Power held until a beep is heard. The paper will load and the test will begin.
All Modes Test : This is the same as for the Ripple test but hold the Pitch switch as you switch on.
Location - Case coloured label located on underside of printer
Points to Note With Transparencies
Can the printer print in italics?
If your software has an Epson printer driver then select this as directed in your software manual and then set the printer to Epson mode, DIP switches 11 and 12 set to ON.
The print unit is moving but it is not printing or the print quality is poor.
Carry out the cleaning process at least three times. Always make sure that you do this when you have put in a new cartridge.
When loading the paper the Error and Paper lights stay on and the printer will not go Online?
This is because the printers paper sensor cannot detect paper. Ensure that the paper is fed in as close to the edge as possible as shown on the inside of the lid of the printer.
Can the printer be used in other countries where the voltage is different?
Yes, however you need to purchase an appropriate adapter from your dealer: For the USA product number AD-150/120, For mainland Europe product number AD-150/220.
The quality of print out appears very poor sometimes
Given that the paper being used is within the printer specifications, try turning the paper around so that you print on the other side and then clean the print head.
Print head moves, but nothing prints
This usually occurs when a new printer cartridge has been inserted. Run the print head cleaning process which should always be run when a new cartridge is inserted. Place a piece of kitchen towel over the print head and blow in the hole located on the side of the print head. This should force ink through the print head onto the towel. Dab the cartridge with a damp cloth to clear the blockage. Re-seat the cartridge to ensure the connections are correct. Ensure that the printer is switched off correctly. Use the switch on the printer, not the wall socket. This will ensure the print head is closed correctly and does not block up or dry out.
The printer does not print
There are many reasons why it may not print. Listed below are some of the tests you can perform. Run a self test to establish printer is a working unit. If this does not work the printer is faulty. Exit to DOS and print out a text file. EG PRINT AUTOEXEC.BAT. This should then print to the printer. If it does not either there is a printer port, computer LPT1 port or printer cable problem. exchange the cable and try again. Test the printer on another computer. If it does print it is a software problem. If rubbish is printed from the DOS prompt. Again it could be printer port, computer LPT1 port or printer cable problem. exchange the cable and try again. Test the printer on another computer. Ensure that the printer is plugged in and connected correctly.
"Splitting" rows of Text or Graphics
When printing text, a blank line appears halfway doen the page, or when printing graphics, blank lines appear within the image.
To solve this, ensure that DIP switches 2 to 11 are set to OFF. Also make sure the printer port is set to SPP or Normal in the Computer's BIOS.
Paper error light comes on when switching on printer
Take any paper out of the printer and start the printer again. Insert the paper and press on line. Ensure the paper is inserted correctly. Far enough over to the left if no sheetfeeder attached over the right if the sheetfeeder attached. Check the DIP switches are set correctly and the correct emulation has been set on the PC.
Cannot Print in Windows 98
If you cannot print in Wondows 98, make sure that the printer port is set to either SPP, Standard, or Normal in the computer's BIOS.
The reverse button does not work
If a sheet feeder is installed, the reverse feed is disabled.
Paper Out light may be On or Off for most errors and can be ignored except for Paper Out/Jam errors
Tip : for Windows set ALL switches OFF
LQ MODE (Epson LQ-510)
Table 1 : International Character Set
Table 2 : Typeface