Windows Driver Manual
Label Printer
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SLP-TX420 / TX420E
SLP-TX423 / TX423E
http://www.bixolon.com
SLP-TX420x/TX423x
■ Table of Contents
1. Manual Information ........................................................................................................ 3
2. Operating System (OS) Environment ........................................................................... 3
3. Windows Driver Preparation ......................................................................................... 3
4. Windows Driver Installation .......................................................................................... 4
4-1 Installing on Windows XP/Server 2003 ....................................................................... 4
4-1-1 Via Serial or Parallel Port...................................................................................... 4
4-1-2 Via USB Port ........................................................................................................ 8
4-1-3 Via Network Port ................................................................................................. 14
4-2 Installing Windows VISTA/Server 2008/7/8/Server 2012 .......................................... 18
4-2-1 Via Serial or Parallel Port.................................................................................... 18
4-2-2 Via USB Port ...................................................................................................... 22
4-2-3 Via Network Port ................................................................................................. 26
5. Detailed Windows Driver Settings .............................................................................. 30
5-1 Printing Preferences ................................................................................................. 30
5-2 Adding new paper size .............................................................................................. 31
6. Specifications............................................................................................................... 33
6-1 Resolution ................................................................................................................. 33
6-2 Paper Size ................................................................................................................ 33
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1. Manual Information
This Windows Driver Installation Manual provides information on installation, detailed
specifications, and usage of the printer’s Windows Driver according to PC operating
system (OS).
We at BIXOLON maintain ongoing efforts to enhance and upgrade the functions and
quality of all our products. In following, product specifications and/or user manual content
may be changed without prior notice.
2. Operating System (OS) Environment
The following operating systems are supported for usage.
Microsoft Windows XP (32bit, 64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32bit, 64bit)
Microsoft Windows VISTA (32bit, 64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32bit, 64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (32bit, 64bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64bit)
3. Windows Driver Preparation
The Windows Driver is included in the enclosed CD, and Latest file versions can be
downloaded from the BIXOLON website.
(www.bixolon.com)
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4. Windows Driver Installation
4-1 Installing on Windows XP/Server 2003
4-1-1 Via Serial or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click
the “Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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5) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
7) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
10) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-1-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
5) Click the ”OK” button.
6) Turn on the printer.
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7) When the New Hardware Wizard appears for the installation of the Windows Driver,
select the option as shown below and click the “Next” button.
8) Click the “Next” button.
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9) Click the “Next” button.
10) Click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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11) Click the “Finish” button.
12) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
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13) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
14) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-1-3 Via Network Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select Network port.
4) Type IP address and port number and then click “Next” button.
5) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
6) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
7) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
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8) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
9) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
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10) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
11) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2 Installing Windows VISTA/Server 2008/7/8/Server 2012
4-2-1 Via Serial or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Yes” button.
3) Click the “Next” button.
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4) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click
the “Next” button.
5) When the following message box appears, click the “Install” button.
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6) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
7) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
8) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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9) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
10) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
11) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Yes” button
3) Click the “Next” button.
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4) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
5) When the following message box appears, click the “Install” button.
6) Click the “OK” button.
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7) Turn on the printer.
8) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
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9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
10) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2-3 Via Network Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file.
2) Click the “Yes” button.
3) Click the “Next” button.
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4) Select Network port.
5) Type IP address and port number and then click “Next” button.
6) When the following message box appears, click the “Install” button.
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7) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
8) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
9) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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10) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
11) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
12) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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5. Detailed Windows Driver Settings
5-1 Printing Preferences
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No. Of Copies
Speed
Darkness
Portrait
Landscape
Rotate 180
Width
Height
Unprintable Area
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The number of copies
Set the printing speed
The darkness level of printouts.
The printer prints in portrait orientation.
The printer prints in landscape orientation.
The option of rotation 180 degree.
Set the width of the paper.
Set the height of the paper.
Set the unprintable area.
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5-2 Adding new paper size
1) Click the “Preferences…” button
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2) Click the “New” button.
3) Set a value you want and then click “OK” button.
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6. Specifications
6-1 Resolution
BIXOLON SLP-TX420 : 203  203 dpi
BIXOLON SLP-TX423 : 300  300 dpi
6-2 Paper Size
1.5 x 1.0 inch (38.1 x 25.4 mm)
1.5 x 1.5 inch (38.1 x 38.1 mm)
1.5 x 2.0 inch (38.1 x 50.8 mm)
2.0 x 1.0 inch (50.8 x 25.4 mm)
2.0 x 1.5 inch (50.8 x 38.1 mm)
2.0 x 2.0 inch (50.8 x 50.8 mm)
3.0 x 1.0 inch (76.2 x 25.4 mm)
3.0 x 1.5 inch (76.2 x 38.1 mm)
3.0 x 2.0 inch (76.2 x 50.8 mm)
3.5 x 1.0 inch (88.9 x 25.4 mm)
3.5 x 1.5 inch (88.9 x 38.1 mm)
3.5 x 2.0 inch (88.9 x 50.8 mm)
3.5 x 3.0 inch (88.9 x 76.2 mm)
3.5 x 4.0 inch (88.9 x 101.6 mm)
3.5 x 6.0 inch (88.9 x 152.8 mm)
4.0 x 1.0 inch (101.6 x 25.4 mm)
4.0 x 1.5 inch (101.6 x 38.1 mm)
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4.0 x 2.0 inch (101.6 x 50.8 mm)
4.0 x 3.0 inch (101.6 x 76.2 mm)
4.0 x 4.0 inch (101.6 x 101.6 mm)
4.0 x 6.0 inch (101.6 x 152.8 mm)
4.0 x 8.0 inch (101.6 x 203.2 mm)
4.0 x 12.0 inch (101.6 x 304.8 mm)
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