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6/ Specifications


Thermal dot matrix (serial non-impact)

Print operation




Character matrices

Normal 5 X 7
Elongated 10 X 7
Graphic 7 X 12

Character size

Normal 1.8 mm (.0708) (W) x 2.4mm (.0944) (H)
Elongated 3.6 mm (.1417)(W) X2.4mm (.0944) (H)
Graphic 2.4mm (.0944) (W) x 4.2 mm (.1654) (H)

Characters per line

Normal  32

Character spacing

Elongated 16
Normal 2.54mm (1/10)
Elongated 5.08mm (1/5)

Line spacing

4.23 mm (1/6)

Printing speed

Normal 30 characters/sec
Elongated 15 characters/sec


105+0/-1 mm (4-1/8) wide thermal paper (26-1332)


Serial interface
Baud rate 600 BPS (fixed)
Transfer format 1 start bit + 8 data bits + 2 stops bits


210 mm (W) X 150 mm (L) x 80mm(H) (8-9/32 x 5-29/32 x 3-5/32)


1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) approx.

Power supply

120 V AC, 60Hz (220/240 V, 50Hz for the units purchased in Europe/Australia) 18 W max.


Environmental (Operating and Storage)

Input Voltage: 12.5% of rated voltage ( 10% for European and Australian models)

Temperature and Humidity Durability:

Operating Conditions:

+5C (+41F) to 40C (104F)
20% RH to 85% RH

Storage Conditions:

-40C (-40F) to 71C (1 60F)
10% RH to 90% RH

Interface Specifications

Communication Method

This interface receives serial, asynchronous ASCII data.

Signal Pin Assignment

Pin No. Name
1 NC

Interface Lines Description

1. DATA (Pin No.4)

Direction To Printer.
Signals on this circuit are generated by the Computer for transmission of data to the Printer.

2. STATUS (Pin No.2)

Direction To Computer
This signal indicates to the computer whether or not the Printer can accept data. The OFF condition (LOW) indicates that the Printer is BUSY and cannot accept any more data. The ON condition (HIGH) indicates the printer is NOT BUSY, and can accept more data from the Computer. This line goes LOW (BUSY) while:

  1. One-code ASCII data is received.
  2. Power-up is initialized.
  3. The PAPER FEED Key is pressed and data is received.
  4. Paper is jammed so that the Printer cannot shift the print head.
  5. Executing the Self Test Printing.

3. GROUND (Pin No.3)

This signal wire establishes a common ground between the Printer and the Computer.

Data Format

1 START BIT + 8 DATA BITS +2 STOP BITS no parity bit.

Baud Rate

600 Baud only.

Timing Chart

When PAPER FEED key is pressed, the status signal does not go LOW (BUSY) until the computer sends a byte of data. The TP-10 can receive this initial byte of data but will not print it. Subsequent bytes of data cannot be received. The status signal stays LOW (BUSY) until the PAPER FEED key is released. The received data is printed and subsequent data can be received.