Recommended Printer Settings for the Okidata 320/321 Turbo

This page describes optimal settings for Okidata 320/420 and 321/421 Turbo printers (click here for discontinued non-turbo printers). The Lot Wizard dealer software can use virtually any dot-matrix printer to print state forms, bank contracts, odometer disclosures, insurance agreements, buyers guides, and other multi-part or carbon copy car deal forms. We recommend the Okidata printers because we have used them exclusively to program our form alignments.

Recommended Drivers

Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7

  • Okidata/D (IBM) driver This driver is listed under the manufacturer “Okidata.” It will be named to correspond with your particular printer. For example, Okidata ML 320 Turbo/D (IBM).
  • Generic IBM Graphics 9pin This driver is listed under the manufacturer “Generic” on the Printer Driver Selection menu.

There are three settings that you will need to make sure you have set correctly for optimal use with our Lot Wizard software; Printer Emulation, Bottom Margin and Paper Out Override.

Important settings:

Okidata printer emulations:

  • Epson ® FX (ESC/P)
  • IBM ® Proprinter III (PPSII) Choose this one
  • OKIDATA ® MICROLINE Standard

Changing Emulations

  1. Make sure paper is loaded.
  2. Press SHIFT + SEL. The printer enters the Menu Mode.
  3. Press LF. The following line prints:
    Printer Control   Emulation Mode   IBM PPR
  4. Press TEAR consecutively until the emulation you wish to select prints in the right-hand column.
  5. Press SHIFT + SEL to save your setting and exit the Menu Mode.

Moving Through the Menu

  • When the printer is in Menu Mode, you can move forward or backwards through the menu.
  • To move forward, press GROUP, ITEM, or SET whichever is appropriate.
  • To move backward, press and hold SHIFT, then GROUP, ITEM, or SET, whichever is appropriate.

Menu Mode

Use the front panel keys to change the defaults for the printer parameters. The changes you make in the Menu Mode automatically save when you exit the Menu Mode and are retained, even when you turn the printer off.

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  1. GROUP: Prints the next Group in the Menu. With the SHIFT key, prints the previous Group.
  2. ITEM: Prints next Item in the Group. With the SHIFT key, prints previous Item in the Group.
  3. SET: Prints next Setting for an Item. With the SHIFT key, prints previous Setting for an Item.
  4. PRINT: Prints a copy of all the Menu settings. With the SHIFT key, prints the current settings for the Group selected.
  5. MENU light: Glows when the printer is in the Menu Mode.

Below is a sample listing of the printer settings list that prints when the PRINT button is pressed in MENU mode.

GroupItemSetting
Printer ControlEmulation ModeMust be IBM
FontPrint ModeUtility
FontDRAFT ModeHSD
FontPitch12 CPI
FontProportional SpacingNo
FontStyleNormal
FontSizeSingle
Symbol SetsCharacter SetSet I
Symbol SetsLanguage SetAmerican
Symbol SetsZero CharacterSlashed
Symbol SetsCode PageUSA
Rear FeedLine Spacing6 LPI
Rear FeedForm Tear-OffOff
Rear FeedSkip Over PerforationNo
Rear FeedPage Width13.6″
Rear FeedPage Length11″
Bottom FeedLine Spacing6 LPI
Bottom FeedForm Tear-OffOff
Bottom FeedSkip Over PerforationNo
Bottom FeedPage Width13.6″
Bottom FeedPage Length11″
Top FeedLine Spacing6 LPI
Top FeedBottom MarginMust be Invalid
Top FeedPage Width13.6″
Top FeedPage Length11″
Top FeedWait Time1 sec
Top FeedPage Length ControlBy Actual Page Length
Set-UpGraphicsBi-directional
Set-UpReceive Buffer Size16K
Set-UpPaper Out OverrideMust be Yes
Set-UpPrint Registration0.05 mm Left
 SETSHIFT+SET
Set-UpOperator Panel FunctionFull Operation
Set-UpReset InhibitNo
Set-UpPrint Suppress EffectiveYes
Set-UpAuto LFNo
Set-UpAuto CRNo
Set-UpSI Select Pitch (10CPI)17.1 CPI
Set-UpSI Select Pitch (12CPI)12 CPI
Set-UpTime Out PrintValid
Set-UpAuto SelectYes (Optional)
Set-UpCentering PositionDEFAULT
Set-UpCSF TypeWide
Parallel I/FI-PrimeBuffer Print
Parallel I/FPin 18+5v

 

Driver recommendations

The drivers we recommend all come with Windows and require no discs or downloads. Please try the drivers in the order they are listed below.

Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7

  • Okidata /D (IBM) driver This driver is listed under the manufacturer “Okidata.” It will be named to correspond with your particular printer. For example, Okidata ML 320 Turbo/D (IBM).
  • Generic IBM Graphics 9pin This driver is listed under the manufacturer “Generic” on the Printer Driver Selection menu.

oki_logoThere are three settings that you will need to make sure you have set correctly for optimal use with our Lot Wizard software; Printer Emulation, Bottom Margin and Paper Out Override.

Important settings:

Okidata printer emulations:

  • Epson ® FX (ESC/P)
  • IBM ® Proprinter III (PPSII) Choose this one
  • OKIDATA ® MICROLINE Standard

Changing Emulations

  1. Make sure paper is loaded.
  2. Press SHIFT + SEL. The printer enters the Menu Mode.
  3. Press LF. The following line prints:
    Printer Control   Emulation Mode   IBM PPR
  4. Press TEAR consecutively until the emulation you wish to select prints in the right-hand column.
  5. Press SHIFT + SEL to save your setting and exit the Menu Mode.

Moving Through the Menu

  • When the printer is in Menu Mode, you can move forward or backwards through the menu.
  • To move forward, press GROUP, ITEM, or SET whichever is appropriate.
  • To move backward, press and hold SHIFT, then GROUP, ITEM, or SET, whichever is appropriate.

Menu Mode

Use the front panel keys to change the defaults for the printer parameters. The changes you make in the Menu Mode automatically save when you exit the Menu Mode and are retained, even when you turn the printer off.

oki_panel

  1. GROUP: Prints the next Group in the Menu. With the SHIFT key, prints the previous Group.
  2. ITEM: Prints next Item in the Group. With the SHIFT key, prints previous Item in the Group.
  3. SET: Prints next Setting for an Item. With the SHIFT key, prints previous Setting for an Item.
  4. PRINT: Prints a copy of all the Menu settings. With the SHIFT key, prints the current settings for the Group selected.
  5. MENU light: Glows when the printer is in the Menu Mode.

Below is a sample listing of the printer settings list that prints when the PRINT button is pressed in MENU mode.

GroupItemSetting
Printer ControlEmulation ModeMust be IBM
FontPrint ModeUtility
FontDRAFT ModeHSD
FontPitch12 CPI
FontProportional SpacingNo
FontStyleNormal
FontSizeSingle
Symbol SetsCharacter SetSet I
Symbol SetsLanguage SetAmerican
Symbol SetsZero CharacterSlashed
Symbol SetsCode PageUSA
Rear FeedLine Spacing6 LPI
Rear FeedForm Tear-OffOff
Rear FeedSkip Over PerforationNo
Rear FeedPage Width13.6″
Rear FeedPage Length11″
Bottom FeedLine Spacing6 LPI
Bottom FeedForm Tear-OffOff
Bottom FeedSkip Over PerforationNo
Bottom FeedPage Width13.6″
Bottom FeedPage Length11″
Top FeedLine Spacing6 LPI
Top FeedBottom MarginMust be Invalid
Top FeedPage Width13.6″
Top FeedPage Length11″
Top FeedWait Time1 sec
Top FeedPage Length ControlBy Actual Page Length
Set-UpGraphicsBi-directional
Set-UpReceive Buffer Size16K
Set-UpPaper Out OverrideMust be Yes
Set-UpPrint Registration0.05 mm Left
 SETSHIFT+SET
Set-UpOperator Panel FunctionFull Operation
Set-UpReset InhibitNo
Set-UpPrint Suppress EffectiveYes
Set-UpAuto LFNo
Set-UpAuto CRNo
Set-UpSI Select Pitch (10CPI)17.1 CPI
Set-UpSI Select Pitch (12CPI)12 CPI
Set-UpTime Out PrintValid
Set-UpAuto SelectYes (Optional)
Set-UpCentering PositionDEFAULT
Set-UpCSF TypeWide
Parallel I/FI-PrimeBuffer Print
Parallel I/FPin 18+5v
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