I bought 3 refurbished epson tm-u295 slip printers with serial interfaces and only one of them is printing from my windows xp station.
I built the cables myself with the help of an expert on this site and tested them all with working printers and they work fine. The first of these printers that I tested worked well with no hickups. But the other two are not printing anything from the computer with the same cable, driver etc.
I ran the self-test by holding and releasing the release button while turning on the power to the printers and they all print. When I run the test, the first printer(the working one), prints "Version 1.08 ESC/POS" followed by its interface info. The other 2 printers print "Version 2.01 EP" followed by all its characters but no interface info. All the printers have the same DIP switch settings(all switches are set to off) and the port configuration correspond. I'm using Windows XP sp2 with Epson Advanced Printer Driver ATM_304E. The company I bought the printers from don't seem to be much help. Any additional questions or advice would be welcome. Thanks.
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I had huge issues with my TM-U220. It does not play well with a Centronix-to-USB cable or with Windows 64-bit. I played for AGES to try and get it all to work.
I installed the USB device driver I was able to print the Test Page proving that the connection between Windows and the printer sort of worked, but when I tried printing anything from Unicenta POS, it always failed.
I finally bought a new Centronix-to-USB and a new parallel port card, used Windows 32-bit, and problem solved.
Are you using a third party USB adapter or a USB interface? On the self test page that you printed does it say USB connection or something that will say about USB? or does it say parallel or serial connection? try to check the dip switches setting if its configured properly. visit epsonexperts.com site for more info.
You need to adjust the print head spacing. This is a lever along the side inside the printer by the print head. It just move the head closer or further away from the paper. The closer it is the harder it strikes the bottom pages and it should print darker on them. If you get it too close it can catch the paper and cause a jam so you have to give it a bit more space. You may end up redoing this if you use a different brand or type of nc form paper. Just open the cover look for a lever on the side and lick it a notch (should show circles so go to the smaller one) and try printing. You might have to waster a few pages before it behaves but this is all you need to do.
window is not the faulty one if you are using a third party software of sent print option from internet then problem must be with in drivers..... print a self test page if ok then print test page from system (control Panel) if both point ok then there must be problem in online software/ERP.
you need to use the printer cable that was design for the printer. if you don't have the cable anymore, then you have to take the commercial cable apart and reconfigure in accordance to page 43 of the manual call outs.
Besides the cable, the printer software is only good for Windows 2000. Windows XP will not work unless Epson provide you with the printer driver. (which I did not see on the website).
all in all if you must use this printer with Windows Xp. you need to create a file in Autoexec.bat to enable the printer and allow the USB to connect to the printer.
that is going take time to do. if you need help on that. please post the request here.
unistall the epson driver.
reboot your system.
connect and turn on the printer.
reinstall the driver, v3.02, selecting for create a serial port.
choose the right setting os serial interface.
after install, reboot your system.
print the self-test, push the feed botton while powering on...
you can see there the serial interface...
baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bit etc...
then go to the printer and faxes,
right click the epson driver and click properties...
go to the ports window...
click on the epson tm u220 reciept.
click configure port...
adjust the baud rate as same as in the self test...