What do each of the buttons and LEDs on the control panel do?


LED lamps


  • Data (green) - flashes when the printer is receiving or prcessing print jobs, or when the printer is paused or updating the firmware
  • Message (orange) - On when warning message is displayed on LCD. Flashing when error message is displayed.
  • Roll/Cassette (green, on left) - On when one of these auto feed paper sources is selected
  • Tray (green, on right) - On when manual feed (either top loading tray or front loading paper feed slot) is selected

Left buttons


  • Online (button and green LED) - toggles printer online (steady green glow) and offline (not lit)
  • Feeder Selection - toggles between auto feed and manual feed paper source, and lights the associated LED
  • Menu - displays the main menu of the printer on the LCD
  • Information
    • Toggles between submenus containing information about:
      • Ink cartridges & maintenance tank
      • Paper type
      • Paper size
      • Amount of roll paper left
    • To exit submenu mode, press any other button on the Printer Control Panel, or just wait for 5 seconds
    • Holding Information button down for 3 seconds starts Print Head Cleaning A (duration - 4 minutes; not as long as Head Cleaning B, which takes 6 minutes).

Center "joystick" buttons


  • Up Arrow - in Menu Mode moves up one level on the menu tree. In offline mode rewinds rolls manually.
  • Down Arrow - in Menu Mode move down one level on the menu tree. In offline mode feeds roll paper manually.
  • Left Arrow - Displays previous menu item or setting value
  • Right Arrow - Displays next menu item or setting value
  • OK - in Menu Mode, confirms or executes the selected item or setting

Right buttons


  • Power - turns printer on. Pushing and holding for more than one second turns printer off.
  • Stop/Eject - Stops jobs in progress or clears the menu and ejects the paper.