Ventajas y desventajas de usar una impresora Epson TM-U220 con cable paralelo
How to configure an Epson TM 220 printer with a parallel cable
If you have an Epson TM 220 printer and you want to connect it to your computer with a parallel cable, you might be wondering how to do it. In this article, we will show you how to configure an Epson TM 220 printer with a parallel cable in a few easy steps. We will also explain what an Epson TM 220 printer is, what a parallel cable is, and how to troubleshoot common issues with this setup.
Configurar Impresora Epson Tm 220 Con Cable Paralelo
What is an Epson TM 220 printer?
An Epson TM 220 printer is a reliable and versatile dot matrix printer that can print receipts, invoices, tickets, vouchers, and other documents. It has three models: TM-U220A, TM-U220B, and TM-U220D. Each model has different features and specifications, such as paper loading method, cutter type, interface options, etc. You can check the details of each model on the official website of Epson.
Some of the benefits of using an Epson TM 220 printer are:
It has a fast printing speed of up to 6 lines per second.
It has a high print quality of up to 144 x 240 dpi.
It supports multiple languages and character sets.
It has a durable and compact design that can withstand harsh environments.
It has a low power consumption and noise level.
It has a user-friendly operation and maintenance.
What is a parallel cable?
A parallel cable is a type of cable that can transfer data between devices using multiple wires in parallel. It has two connectors at each end, usually with 25 pins each. One connector is called DB-25 (male) and the other is called Centronics (female). A parallel cable can be used to connect printers, scanners, external hard drives, etc. to computers.
Some of the advantages of using a parallel cable are:
It can transfer data faster than serial cables.
It can support multiple devices on the same port.
It can be easily found and replaced.
How to connect an Epson TM 220 printer with a parallel cable
To connect an Epson TM 220 printer with a parallel cable, you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Install the driver for the printer
The driver is a software that allows your computer to communicate with your printer. You need to install the driver for your Epson TM 220 printer before you can use it. You can download the driver from the official website of Epson. Choose your model and operating system, then follow the instructions on how to install the driver.
Step 2: Connect the parallel cable to the printer and the computer
After installing the driver, you need to connect the parallel cable to your printer and your computer. Make sure both devices are turned off before connecting them. Plug one end of the parallel cable (Centronics) into the port on the back of your printer. Plug the other end of the parallel cable (DB-25) into the port on your computer. If your computer does not have a DB-25 port, you may need to use an adapter or converter.
Tips and troubleshooting:
Make sure the cable is securely connected and not loose or damaged.
Avoid using extension cords or splitters that may interfere with the signal.
If you have multiple devices connected to your computer via parallel cables, make sure they are assigned different port numbers (COM1, COM2, etc.).
If you have problems with printing or communication errors, try changing the port settings on your computer or your printer. You can access these settings from your device manager or your printer properties.
Step 3: Configure the printer settings
After connecting the cable, you need to configure some settings on your printer to make it work properly. You can access these settings from your control panel or your application software. Some of the settings you may need to adjust are:
Paper size and type
Paper feed method
Dip switch settings
Character font and size
Language and code page
Options and recommendations:
You can refer to the user manual of your Epson TM 220 printer for more details on how to configure these settings.
You can also use the EpsonNet Config Utility, which is a software that allows you to configure your network settings for your Epson products.
You can also use the TM Utility App, which is an app that allows you to configure your print settings for your Epson products from your mobile device.
Step 4: Test the printer functionality
The last step is to test if your printer is working correctly. You can do this by printing a test page from your computer or from your printer itself. To print a test page from your computer, go to your control panel, select devices and printers, right-click on your Epson TM 220 printer, and choose print test page. To print a test page from your printer itself, turn off your printer, hold down the feed button, then turn on your printer while still holding down the feed button. Release the feed button when you see some text printed on the paper.
How to troubleshoot common issues with an Epson TM 220 printer and a parallel cable
Sometimes you may encounter some issues with your Epson TM 220 printer and your parallel cable that prevent you from printing normally. Here are some common issues and how to solve them:
Issue 1: The printer does not turn on or respond
Possible causes and fixes:
The power cord is not plugged in properly or there is no power supply. Check if the power cord is securely connected to both ends and if there is any damage or breakage. Try plugging it into another outlet or using another power cord if possible.
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Possible causes and fixes:
The printer is not selected as the default printer or the correct printer driver is not installed. Check if your Epson TM 220 printer is set as the default printer on your computer and if the driver is compatible with your operating system. You can update or reinstall the driver from the official website of Epson.
The parallel cable is faulty or not connected properly. Check if the cable is securely connected to both devices and if there is any damage or breakage. Try using another cable or port if possible.
The printer settings are incorrect or incompatible with the application software. Check if the paper size, paper type, paper feed method, cutter mode, dip switch settings, print density, character font and size, language and code page, etc. are appropriate for your printing needs. You can adjust these settings from your control panel or your application software.
The print head is dirty or clogged. Clean the print head using a soft cloth moistened with alcohol. Do not use water or other liquids that may damage the print head.
The ink ribbon is worn out or not installed correctly. Replace the ink ribbon with a new one or reinstall it properly. See Replacing the Ribbon for more details.
Issue 3: The printer paper jams or feeds incorrectly
Possible causes and fixes:
The paper is not loaded correctly or there is too much or too little paper in the printer. Load the paper according to the instructions in the user manual. Make sure the paper is not wrinkled, torn, damp, or too thick or thin. Do not load more than one roll of paper at a time.
The paper roll cover is not closed properly or there is an obstacle in the paper path. Close the paper roll cover securely and remove any foreign objects that may block the paper feed.
The cutter blade is dull or jammed. Replace the cutter blade with a new one or clear any paper bits that may be stuck in the cutter mechanism.
In this article, we have shown you how to configure an Epson TM 220 printer with a parallel cable in a few easy steps. We have also explained what an Epson TM 220 printer is, what a parallel cable is, and how to troubleshoot common issues with this setup. We hope this article has been helpful and informative for you.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to hear from you and assist you with your printing needs.
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Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about configuring an Epson TM 220 printer with a parallel cable:
Can I use a USB cable instead of a parallel cable to connect my Epson TM 220 printer?
Yes, you can use a USB cable instead of a parallel cable to connect your Epson TM 220 printer, as long as your printer model supports USB interface and your computer has a USB port. You may need to install a different driver for USB connection. You can download the driver from the official website of Epson.
How do I change the ink ribbon on my Epson TM 220 printer?
To change the ink ribbon on your Epson TM 220 printer, follow these steps:
Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source.
Open the paper roll cover and remove any paper from the printer.
Lift up the ribbon cassette cover and pull out the old ribbon cassette.
Insert a new ribbon cassette into the holder and press it down until it clicks into place.
Close the ribbon cassette cover and load paper into the printer.
Plug in your printer and turn it on.
How do I reset my Epson TM 220 printer?
To reset your Epson TM 220 printer, follow these steps:
Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source.
Press and hold down the feed button on your printer.
Plug in your printer and turn it on while still holding down the feed button.
Release the feed button when you see some text printed on the paper.
Your printer will print some information about its settings and then return to normal mode.
How do I update the firmware on my Epson TM 220 printer?
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Download the latest firmware file from the official website of Epson. Choose your model and operating system, then follow the instructions on how to download the file.
Run the Epson Software Updater utility on your computer. You can find it in the Applications > Epson Software folder. If you do not have it, you can download it from the same website as above.
Select your Epson TM 220 printer from the list, if necessary.
Select Firmware Updater by checking the box next to it. Click the Install item(s) button.
Select Agree and click the OK button.
When you see the Epson Firmware Updater screen, click the Start button.
Wait until the firmware update is completed. Do not disconnect the power cord or turn off the printer while the update is in progress.
When you see a completion message, click the Finish button.
How do I contact Epson support for my Epson TM 220 printer?
If you need further assistance or have any questions about your Epson TM 220 printer, you can contact Epson support by phone, email, or online chat. You can find the contact information and hours of operation on the support page of Epson. You can also check the product page of your printer for more resources and information.