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ZX81 ZXLPrint Manual

EURO ELECTRONICS

N E W PARALLEL Centronics INTERFACE FOR ZX SPECTRUM

This leaflet is typed using Sinclair ZX SPECTRUM Computer and the new
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ZX LPRINT
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parallel Centronics interface. ZX LPRINT plugs directly into ZX SPECTRUM rear
connector and, via a ribbon cable, into almost any dot matrix or daisy wheel
printer. (This leaflet is typed on a, Brother HR - 1 daisy wheel ). ZX LPRINT
interface translates LPRINT and LLIST output from ZX SPECTRUM into parallel
Centronics format. This means that zx SPECTRUM computer fitted with ZX LPRINT
interface is no longer dependent on ZX Printer. In fact a professional quality
word processing is now within the reach of ZX SPECTRUM capabilities.

Any number of characters per line up to the maximum allowed by the printer in
use can be printed with LPRINT command. LLIST gives the programme listing
complete with Sinclair tokens (e.g. SCREEN$ , RANDOMIZE etc.) Printers which
require special control characters from the range of 128 to 255 to access
some of their functions can be used and cotrolled with ZX LPRINT interface.
Sinclair tokens which fall into this range can be switched off using LPRINT
CHR$ 5 command and instead a true ASCII character can be sent to the printer.
Return to Sinclair character set is via LPRINT CHR$ 4. This feature enables
the user to get the full use of his printer's capabilities. E.g. block graphics
can be printed on some dot matrix printers or a form feed and eject can be
implemented on letter quality printers. But this is not all...

A COPY command will dump the complete screen to a high resolution graphics
printer. This opens a whole new range of applications. COPY software to go with
ZX LPRINT interface is supplied on a separate cassette. LPRINT and LLIST
commands do not need any extra software - they require just ZX LPRINT interface
plugged into the computer.

So, here is an add on unit which will transform any ZX SPECTRUM computer into
a hard working word processor, a spredsheet report writer, hi-res 'graphics
printer controller... applications must be endless. And all this fits into a
unit of 70 x 65 x 25 mm.

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ZX LPRINT interface is available now from E U R O E L E C T R O N I C S
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(1) (2) (3)
œ VAT Inc.VAT
ZX LPRINT interface 36.00 5.40 œ 41.40
CABLE * 10.50 1.58 œ 12.08
COPY software 4.35 0.65 œ 5.00

Export orders: No VAT, use prices in column ( 1). Please add œ 5.50 for airmail
to Europe or œ 6.90 for airmail outside Europe.

* Cable for ZX Lprint is 26 way IDC to 36 way Amphenol (' Centronics') type
connector to suit most printers (see photograph).

COPY software (Enables screen dump to a high resolution printer) available
for the following printers:
SEIKOSHA GP100A and GP100A Mk.II
Microline 80
Epson FX80 now
Other Epsons now
Star DP510 (May 1983)

Sample of Seikosha GP100A screen dump using COPY software and ZX LPRINT:

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ORDER: To EUROELECTRONICS, 26 Clarence Square, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 2JP
Tel. (0242) 582009

From: This order is for: (Quantity)

Name:............................ ZX LPRINT interface ........

Address:......................... Interconnecting Cable ........

................................. COPY software ........

................................. Please specify make of your printer

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Cheques/PO payable to EUROELECTRONICS please. Amount œ .................


OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Power input to computer and printer must be disconnected
before inserting this module and its cables in position.
* Character sets other than Sinclair (e.g. graphics and
control characters) can be sent to printer if preceeded
by CHR$ 5. Return to Sinclair set is via CHR$ 4.
* Length of the printed line is determined by Carriage
Return character (Sinclair ENTER for most printers)
* Software for screen Copy is available separately.Please
refer to instructions supplied with the software.
* zx Lprint can be used with 16K or 48K ZX Spectrum.

ZX LPRINT DESIGN AND SOFTWARE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT
AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM
EUROELECTRONICS
26, Clarence Square, Cheltenham, Glos. Tel.(0242) 582009


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