README.TXT Driver File Contents (

**************         TVS Printers Information CDROM         *****************
**************          Version CD 2.0, February 1999         *****************
**************   (C) TVS Electronics Limited, Chennai, India. *****************
			Windows 95 Driver Installation
	TVS Printers' support advanced IEEE P1284 complaint parallel interface 
with bi-directional capability.  The support for Windows 95 Plug and Play is 
also built-in.  This feature simplifies the installation of drivers.

First time installation using Windows Plug and Play
	Connect your printer to the computer and switch it ON.  Start 
Windows 95.  Windows automatically detects TVS Printer through the 
bi-directional parallel interface and displays the appropriate screen.  

	Upon detecting a Plug and Play compatible printer, Windows displays a
dialog box choosing the closest matching driver that Windows directly supports.

	1. Windows default driver - If this option is chosen, you will loose 
		TVS Printers' unique features.  Hence, we do not recommend 
		this option.
 	2. Driver from disk provided by manufacturer - Choose this option to 
		load the TVS Printer driver.  You can thereby access the 
		TVS Printer's specific features.
	3. Do not install a driver - Choose this option if you have already 
		installed the driver.  If you click on this accidentally, 
		Windows will never attempt to detect TVS Printers.  Hence we 
		do not recommend this option.
	4. Select from a list of alternate drivers - Selecting a wrong driver 
		from the list may result in output below expectation.  Hence 
		we do not recommend this option.

	Select the second option and click on "OK".  Windows displays a dialog 
box requesting the disk from the manufacturer.  

	Please insert the CDROM provided to you along with the printer and 
click "OK" to proceed.  

	Windows automatically installs the appropriate TVS Printer driver.  
In the next step, you can indicate if you want TVS Printer to be your default 
printer.  Click on "Yes".

	The next step gives you an option to print a test page by Windows.  
Select "Yes" if you wish to print a test page.  Click on "Finish" to complete 
the installation. 

				Regular Installation
If you want to install the driver on your own rather than going through the 
automatic installation through Plug and Play, you can follow these steps to 
complete Windows 95 driver installation.

	1. Pull up the START menu by clicking on the START button.  Click on 
the "Settings" menu item.  Select "Printers".  Double click on 
"Add Printer" icon.
	2. Click on "Next>"
	3. Leave the "Local Printer" selected.  Then click on "Next>".
	4. Windows 95 displays the list of printers that are directly 
supported. Click on "Have Disk" button to install the TVS Printer driver.
	5. Windows 95 expects you to indicate the path where the TVS Printer
driver files are stored.  By default it displays "A:\".
	6. Type in the path for the directory, say D:\WIN95DRV.  Type and 
click on OK.  Alternately, you may also click on "Browse" button to do the 
	7. A dialog box bearing the TVS Printer names appears.  Select your 
printer model to install the corresponding printer driver.  For example, 
TVS MSP 345.  Then, click on "Next>" button to proceed further.
	8. Click on "Next" if your printer is connected to the LPT1.  
Click on "Configure Port" to configure the parallel port parameters.
	9. Windows 95 wants you to indicate whether TVS Printer is going to be 
the default printer.  Click on "Yes" if you decide the same.
	10. Select "Yes" if you wish to print a test page.  Click on "Finish" 
to complete the installation.
	11. Windows displays the "Printers" dialog box again.  But this time, 
you will notice that "TVS MSP 345" icon has been added.

			Setting up the printer
	To configure the printer (we have installed TVS MSP 345), click on the 
printer TVS MSP 345 icon and press the right mouse button. A menu pops up.  
Select "Properties" from this menu. You can also hold <ALT> key and 
press ENTER.  Windows 95 displays the TVS MSP 345 Properties dialog box.  Here 
you can select printer features like resolution, dithering, paper size etc.  
This dialog box is divided into 5 tabs.  They are General, Details, Paper, 
Graphics, and Device Options.

Let us take a look at some of the options that can be selected through 
this dialog box.

Select this tab to select different paper sizes, orientation and the 
paper source.

a.  Selecting a paper size
	In most of the applications, you can change the page size from within 
the application itself (example: Page layout or Layout menu).  But many other 
applications rely on the settings selected through the control panel.  Please 
make sure that the paper size selected in the application and the one selected 
in the driver are same.  Otherwise, the output may not match the page layout.

b.  Orientation
	The orientation setting in Windows indicates the way the software will 
be printing on the paper. In Portrait orientation, the printer will print 
parallel to the short side of the paper.  In Landscape orientation, the 
printer will print parallel to the long side of the paper.

Please note that in both cases, you have to load the paper the same way.  
In your application, you will be selecting the orientation in the Page Setup 
menu.  Please make sure that the orientation chosen in the application and in 
the driver setup ("Properties" dialog box) are same.

c.  Paper source
	The driver supports Tractor feed, Manual feed.  Select "Tractor" if 
you are using continuous stationery, "Manual Feed" if you are using cut sheets.

Select this tab to change resolution, dithering options, intensity.

a. Resolution
	When you click on the "Graphics" tab, the dialog box appears.  The 
first field in this dialog box is "Resolution". Clicking on the pull down 
arrow displays the resolutions supported by the printer.  The available 
resolutions are:
	· 120 x 180	Low resolution, highest speed
	· 180 x 180	Medium resolution
	· 360 x 180 	High resolution 
	· 360 x 360	Super high resolution

The expression 120 x 180 indicates that in this mode, the printer can print 
120 dots in an inch horizontally and 180 dots vertically in an inch.  

Higher resolution improves appearance of the document but reduces print speed.  
For instance, at 360 x 360 resolution, the output is very good.  But the 
printer prints two passes to complete a line. 

TIP: Use 120 x 180 for most of the draft printing applications because this is 
fast and conserves ribbon.  For final documents, use 180 x 180 because this 
combines reasonable quality, economy and speed.  For selected applications 
like printing line drawings, use 360 x 180 dpi or 360 x 360 dpi because, this 
mode produces very dark output (consumes more ink), takes longer to complete 

TIP: If you are printing colour documents, avoid selecting 360 x 360 dpi.

Some application software allows you to change these settings from within the 
application itself.  Other applications take the resolution setting set 
through the "Properties" dialog box.

b. Dithering
	Photographic image, colour graphics etc. and other colour images 
(includes shades of grey) seen on your VGA monitor have to be converted to 
dot graphic information which can be printed by printing devices.  This 
process is called dithering.  None, Coarse, Fine, Line art and Error 
diffusion refer to the quality of dithering.

TIP: If you are using lower resolution (say 120 x 180), use Fine dithering.  
If you are using higher resolution (say 360 x 180, 360 x 360), select Coarse 
dithering.  Using Fine dithering at higher resolutions can lead to dark 
images with very little shades.  In coarse dithering, though the dots will be 
visible, the overall graphic image will have more shades and will look better 
from a distance.  Use Error Diffusion for printing photographic images where 
smooth colour gradients or soft shades of grey are required but sharp edge 
details are not required.

c. Intensity control
	You will see a scroll bar with one end marked Darker and the other 
marked Lighter.  This is once again a measure of controlling the way the 
photographic images and colours are printed.  If you have loaded a new ribbon, 
the charts printed may look too dark.  In such situations, move the selector 
towards Lighter.  

However, please note that this is useful only for photographic images and 
charts.  This is not effective while you are printing text.  This can also not 
be used for increasing the darkness if your ribbon is old.

d. Color
	Click on this button to adjust the colour settings. Select "Print in 
Black and White only" when you are not printing in colour.

Device Options
	This section allows you to change the print quality.  The options 
available are Letter quality and Draft. 

Use Draft for quick, rough print out and Letter Quality for final output.

Note: The print quality will have effect only in the printer built-in fonts.  
There will be no effect on the highly packed graphics output.

Managing the print queue
	The primary function of the print spooler is to spool the print job 
to disk and release the application faster.  Then, the spooler prints the 
document in the background.  This means while printing a long document, you 
do not have to wait till the printer prints the last page.

The spooler can accept more than one print job.  This means that you can fire 
many print jobs - an Excel spreadsheet report, a Word document, a PowerPoint 
presentation and a Corel Draw picture in quick succession.  All these print 
jobs will be queued up in the spooler.  These print jobs are queued for 

Double clicking on the printer icon in the "Printers" folder to pop up the 
following printer window.  You can pause, move (change the order of printing) 
or cancel any of these print jobs.  

For more details, press <F1> to get context sensitive help provided by the 
application.  You may also refer to the user manual of the corresponding 
Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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