22 November 2010
Modern printers can be used (dot matrix and laser) with the Z88. Check the Printer specifications.
(IEEE 1284 parallel interface or Parallel Centronics, or
Printer Control Language
(Epson FX80 or FX (ESC/P) or ESC/P2)
For further information on ESC/P see http://en.wikipedia.
You cannot use Hi-Speed
USB (2.0 compatible) or Windows only printers in this configuration. See the separate "Windows only Printers" section for further details.
These printers use
LQ ESC/P2, IBM-2390 Plus emulations which are the same as ESCP
e-Service Support Technician
EPSON Customer Inter@ction Centre - 20th May 2004)
The Parallel Printer
Cable allows the Z88's serial port to use a Parallel Printer.
If your printer has
a serial port, then you may be able to use the Serial Printer
If you want to use
a different manufacturer that has a serial or parallel connection,
look up what Printer Description Languages the printer supports.
If any of them are listed in Notes
on Printing, you should be able to use that printer.
ERROR in the instructions for PRINTING FROM BBC BASIC. Lines 20 and 50 should read
20 PRINT#ch,CHR$ (5)+"("
50 PRINT#ch,CHR$ (5)+")"
In July 2000, these
printers for example, the Canon BJC 50 (above £275) and
the BJC 85 (below £230) both emulate Canon Ex Mode.
Prices correct July
They needed a Z88
Parallel Printer Cable and BJC
Driver to get them working with the Z88.