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Epson EX-800/1000

The Epson EX series were introduced as an alternative to the FX series and launched in July 1986. They offered the option to add colour or a scanner unit and incorporated fast print speeds and a push tractor for short tear off. The colour option came bundled from October 1989 onwards. The printers had two sets of DIP (Dual In-line Package) switches located in the rear panel of the printer. These switches control certain printer functions and default settings, the details of which are listed below.

Switch No.FunctionUp (On)Down (Off)
SW1-1TypefaceCondensedNormal
SW1-2Slashed ZeroValidInvalid
SW1-3Character TableGraphicItalic
SW1-4Protocol ModeIBMEpson
SW1-5Print QualityNLQDraft
SW1-6Character SetSee Character Table
SW1-7Character SetSee Character Table
SW1-8Character SetSee Character Table
SW2-1Page Length12"11"
SW2-2Cut Sheet FeederValidInvalid
SW2-31" Skip-over perforationValidInvalid
SW2-4Auto-line feedAuto LFNo LF
SW2-5Interface SelectionSee Interface Table
SW2-6Interface SelectionSee Interface Table
SW2-7Baud RateSee Baud Rate Table
SW2-8Baud RateSee Baud Rate Table


Character Table

Character SetSW1-6SW1-7SW1-8
USAUP (ON)UP (ON)UP (ON)
FranceUP (ON)UP (ON)DOWN (OFF)
GermanyUP (ON)DOWN (OFF)UP (ON)
UKUP (ON)DOWN (OFF)DOWN (OFF)
DenmarkDOWN (OFF)UP (ON)UP (ON)
SwedenDOWN (OFF)UP (ON)DOWN (OFF)
ItalyDOWN (OFF)DOWN (OFF)UP (ON)
SpainDOWN (OFF)DOWN (OFF)DOWN (OFF)

Interface Table

FunctionSW2-5SW2-6
8-bit ParallelOFFOFF
Serial - OddOFFON
Serial - EvenONOFF
Serial - NoneONON

Baud Rate Table

Baud RateSW2-7SW2-8
9,600OFFOFF
4,800OFFON
1,200ONOFF
300ONON