Genicom MatrixPrinter LA36 User Manual
Print head gap control (paper thickness adjustment)
The print head is mounted on the carriage which is guided by the stay shaft. The stay shaft is eccentric because
it has adjustment levers R and L, on each side, that engage eccentrically with side frames. Turning levers adjusts
the parallelism of the stay shaft to the platen, thus making the print head gap equal between right end and left
The eccentric stay shaft is also rotated by the copy control lever which is linked to the paper thickness lever.
The paper thickness lever is set toward the platen to reduce the gap or away to increase it. The paper thickness
lever is adjustable to nine different locations (1 to 5 and A to D), each corresponding to about a 0.05 mm change
in the gap.
Adjustment lever L
Adjustment lever R
Figure 5.14 Print head gap control
Copy control lever
(linked to paper