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Old 05-18-2006, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Panasonic KX-P1624 24 pin dot matrix impact printing decoded binary instead of text

I have an old panasonic KX-P1624 dot matrix impact printer with a 24pin head.
Before you start laughing and judging, i do have a color laser printer, and a color laser printer on the same network. Many people still use dot matrix printers because it works on carbon paper and it is precise when you want a line printed on a specific document.

Ok, I connected the printer via basic LPT port, and then the USP LPT port converter that i have.
Both print stringafied hexidecimal assembly code.
This is bascally instructions as hex digits and the printer converts it to text which basically comes up as gibberish....
Anyone remember buffer overflow attacks ?

Well anyway....
There is little documentation on this printer.
I remember I had this problem with my LaserJet III before I bought a Samsung CLP-510 and my Deskjet 660CSE before i bought a canon ip6000.....

Oh yeah....the printer does that continous feed thing that the other old printers did too when it started printing such gibberish. Probably when the form feed character is decoded.....

So basically, the drivers were manually selected.
Anyone know how to fix this problem.

Here are my settings.

Model: Panasonic KX-P1624
Tractor Feed: Disabled
Paper Size: Letter
Manual Feed: Enabled
DPI ( 180x180)

Always Available
Spoot Print Documents so printing finishes faster
Start Printing Immediately
Print Spooled Documents First
Enable Advanced Printing Features
Separator Page - None

Print Processor
I tried the following configs

The Print processor is WINPRINT

The printer is set to origional factory settings........
Which may cause a problem....
The download buffer control thing.....
Refer here...
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