Casio KL-8200 User`s guide

KL-8200
User’s Guide
Note of the following safety precautions before using the
label printer for the first time. Keep these safety precautions
and operating instructions on hand for future reference.
About safety precaution symbols
The following symbols are used in this manual and on the
product itself to alert you and others to the risk of personal
and material injury.
Warning
This symbol indicates an item that can result in
death or serious personal injury if ignored.
Caution
This symbol indicates an item that can result in
serious personal injury or material damage if ignored.
Serious malfunction
• Continued use of the unit when smoke or a
strange odor is coming from it creates the danger of electrical shock. Immediately turn power
off and unplug the power cord from the wall
outlet. Request servicing from your original
dealer.
AC adaptor
• Do not allow the power cord to become damaged or broken, and never modify, over bend,
twist, or pull it. Never place heavy objects on
the power cord, and never expose it to direct
heat. A damaged power cord creates the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Use only the AC adaptor specified for this unit.
Use of another AC adaptor creates the danger
of fire and electrical shock.
A triangle indicates something you should be careful about. This symbol warns against electrical
shock.
A black circle indicates something you must do.
This symbol indicates you should unplug something.
Warning
Power supply and voltage
• Use only a power source whose output matches
the rating marked on the plate on the bottom of
the label printer. Also, avoid plugging too many
appliances into the same extension cord. The
wrong voltage or overloading of an AC outlet
creates the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Whenever moving the unit, be sure to unplug it
from the wall socket. Leaving the unit plugged in
when it is being moved can result in damage to
the power cord and create the danger of fire and
electrical shock.
• Whenever cleaning the unit, be sure to unplug
it from the wall socket.
• Should the power cord become seriously damaged (internal wiring is exposed or cut), request
servicing from your original dealer. Use of a
seriously damaged power cord creates the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor when your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the danger of electrical shock.
Examples
A circle indicates something you should not do.
This symbol indicates you should not try to take
something apart.
Caution
AC Adaptor
• Do not leave the power cord near stoves or other
sources of intense heat. Doing so can melt
power cord insulation and create the danger of
fire and electrical shock.
• When unplugging the power cord from the wall
socket, grasp the plug. Never pull on the cord
itself. Doing so can damage the power cord and
create the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Whenever leaving the unit unattended for long
periods, be sure to unplug it from the wall socket.
• When you are through using the unit, use its
power switch to turn it off and then unplug it
from the wall socket.
Never try to take the unit apart
• Never try to take the unit apart or modify it in any
way. Doing so creates the danger of electrical
shock, burn injury, or other personal injury.
Avoid unstable areas
• Never place the unit on a wobbly table or a high
shelf. Doing so can cause it to fall, resulting in
personal injury.
Packaging
• Keep the plastic bag that the unit comes in out
of the reach of small children. Plastic bags create the danger of suffocation for small children.
Water and other foreign matter
• Never allow coffee, juice, or other drinks, or flower
vases to spill on the unit. Liquid spilled on the
unit creates the danger of fire and electrical
shock. Should liquid ever spill onto the unit, immediately turn off power and unplug the power
cord from the wall socket. Request servicing from
your original dealer.
Avoid dropping
• Should the unit ever become damaged by falling down, immediately turn off power and unplug the power cord from the wall socket. Request servicing from your original dealer. Use
of a damaged unit creates the danger of fire
and electrical shock.
Batteries
• Never charge batteries, try to take batteries
apart, or allow batteries to become shorted.
Never expose batteries to direct heat or dispose
of them by incineration.
Location
• Avoid leaving the unit in areas subjected to high
humidity and large amounts of dust. Such conditions create the danger of fire and electrical
shock.
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Important Safety Precautions
• Avoid leaving the unit on a kitchen table, next to
a humidifier, or in any other area where it might
come into contact with oil vapors or steam. Such
conditions create the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Never place heavy objects on the unit. Doing
so creates the danger of the unit falling, resulting in personal injury.
Lithium batteries
• After removing the lithium “button” battery from
the label printer, put it in a safe place where
there is no danger of it getting into the hands of
small children and accidently swallowed.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of small children. If accidently swallowed, consult with a
physician immediately.
Batteries
Congratulations on your selection of this product. This label
printer makes it possible for you to print adhesive labels for
a wide variety of applications, such as: name tags, cassette
tape labels, floppy disks, binders, and other applications.
You can produce attractive, original labels thanks to such
features as:
• Variable tape sizes (6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm)
• 13 fonts
• Five character styles (normal, bold, outline, shadow,
raised)
• Various font effects
• Bar code printing
• Auto numbering
• Calendar printing
• Text memory
• Preset formats and preset layouts
• Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak acid
that can cause damage to nearby items and
creates the possibility of personal injury.
You can even store data in memory for instant recall when
you need it.
• Always make sure that the battery’s positive (+)
side is facing up (so you can see it) when you
load it into the unit.
Important!
• Contact a nearby dealer whenever you require servicing.
• Note that the manufacturer shall not be held liable
for any loss or claims by third parties which may arise
out of the use of this product.
• Note that the manufacturer shall not be held liable
for any damages incurred as a result of data loss
caused by malfunctions, repairs, or interruption of
power supply.
• It is up to the user to keep backup records of important data.
• Keep this manual on hand for future reference.
• Use only the battery type specified for this label
printer in this manual.
Memory
• Always keep separate written copies of any information you store in the memory of this label
printer. Data stored in memory can be unexpectedly lost due to malfunction, repair, dead battery, etc.
• Always be sure to connect the AC adaptor before removing the memory back-up battery from
the label printer. See the applicable section of
this manual before attempting to replace the
battery.
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Introduction
Quick Reference
Though your label printer is packed with powerful features and functions, it is also designed to be easy to setup
and use. The following procedures tell you how to set up
the label printer and start printing labels right away using
preset (auto) layouts. As you become more experienced,
you can use the more sophisticated settings and operations described in detail in the other sections of this
manual to add even more creativity and originality to your
labels.
Getting Ready
1. Connect the AC adaptor to the label printer (page
E-6).
2. Load a tape cartridge (page E-7).
3. Turn on power (page E-6).
4. Reset the memory if necessary (page E-6).
5. Use the SET UP menu (page E-7) to make basic
settings and to produce a demo print if you want.
Creating a Label Using an Preset (Auto)
Layout (page E-20)
Example:
To create a VHS video cassette label for the
title “Label Printer” to appear as follows.
1. Turn on the label printer, and clear all text from its
screen.
2. Press PRESETS to display the PRESETS menu.
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “LAYOUT”
and then press SET.
4. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW”
and then press SET.
5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “VIDEO”
and then press SET.
6. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “VHS”
and then press SET.
7. Use t and y to move the highlighting to <number>
and then press SET.
8. Input the text you want to include in each block, and
then press SET to advance to the next block.
9. Specify the print direction (page E-17), and either
mirror or normal printing (page E-18).
10. After making the settings you want, press SET.
11. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT”
and then press SET to execute it.
12. After printing, you can store your newly created label
in memory.
Contents
Important Safety Precautions ...................... E-1
Quick Reference ............................................ E-2
Part 1 Getting Acquainted ........................... E-4
Important Precautions .............................................. E-4
General Guide .......................................................... E-5
Label Printer Menus ................................................. E-5
Part 2 Getting Ready .................................... E-5
Power Supply ............................................................ E-5
AC Adaptor ............................................................... E-5
To connect the AC adaptor .................................. E-6
Memory Back-up Battery .......................................... E-6
To replace the memory back-up battery .............. E-6
Turning Power On and Off ........................................ E-6
Power On Recall Function ........................................ E-6
Resetting the Memory .............................................. E-6
To reset the memory ............................................ E-6
Auto Power Off Function ........................................... E-6
Tape Cartridges ........................................................ E-6
To load a tape cartridge ....................................... E-7
Removing the Tape Cartridge .............................. E-7
About the SET UP menu .......................................... E-7
Message Language .................................................. E-8
To change the message language ....................... E-8
Display Contrast ....................................................... E-8
To change the display contrast ............................. E-8
Sound ....................................................................... E-8
To turn sound on and off ...................................... E-8
Unit of Measurement ................................................ E-8
To set the unit of measurement ............................ E-8
Demo Print ................................................................ E-8
To produce a demo print ...................................... E-8
Part 3 Inputting Characters and
Symbols ............................................. E-8
Display Symbols and Indicators ................................ E-8
Basic Alpha-Numeric Input ....................................... E-9
To input alpha-numeric characters ....................... E-9
About the CODE key... .............................................. E-9
Inputting Symbols, Dingbats, Special Numbers,
Greek Characters, and Russian Characters .......... E-9
To use the SYMBOL menu .................................. E-9
Inputting Illustrations ............................................... E-10
To input illustrations ........................................... E-10
User Characters ...................................................... E-10
User character drawing techniques ................... E-10
To create a user character using an
existing character ............................................ E-10
To create a user character from the user
character you created ..................................... E-10
To recall a user character ................................... E-10
To delete a user character ................................. E-11
Part 4 Deleting and Inserting
Characters ....................................... E-11
Moving the Cursor .................................................. E-11
To move the cursor ............................................. E-11
Deleting Individual Characters ................................ E-11
To delete characters using the BS key ............... E-11
To delete characters using the DEL key ............ E-11
Clearing the Display ................................................ E-11
To clear all text ................................................... E-11
To clear a portion of text ..................................... E-11
Text Editing ............................................................. E-11
To switch between overwrite and insert ............. E-11
Part 5 Character Attributes and
Text Effects ...................................... E-12
Fonts ....................................................................... E-12
To change the default font setting ...................... E-12
To change the font for displayed text .................. E-12
To change the font for all the text ....................... E-12
To change the font for blocks of text ................... E-12
To change the font for lines of text ..................... E-12
To change the font for specific characters .......... E-12
To find out current font settings .......................... E-12
Character Styles ..................................................... E-12
To change the character styles .......................... E-13
To find out current character style settings ........ E-13
Text Effects ............................................................. E-13
About text effect ranges ..................................... E-13
To assign text effects .......................................... E-13
To change the text effects for blocks of text ....... E-13
To change the text effect for lines of text ............ E-13
To change the text effect for specific
characters ....................................................... E-14
To change the text effect for a range of text ....... E-14
Part 6 Character Sizes ................................ E-14
Direct Specification of Character Sizes .................. E-14
To change character size using direct
specification .................................................... E-14
Specifying Character Sizes for Lines of Text Using
Preset Formats .................................................... E-14
About the format menu ...................................... E-15
To specify character sizes for lines of text
using preset formats ....................................... E-15
To find out preset format character sizes ........... E-15
About Auto Sizing ............................................... E-15
Superscript and Subscript ...................................... E-16
To superscript or subscript characters ............... E-16
To cancel superscripting and subscripting ......... E-16
Part 7 FORM Menu Functions ................... E-16
Fundamentals of Label Layout ...............................
Using the Layout Display ........................................
To show the layout display .................................
Creating and Deleting Blocks .................................
To create a block ................................................
To delete a block mark .......................................
Block Operations ....................................................
To display the BLOCK FORM menu ..................
To display the ALL FORM menu ........................
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Part 8 Printing ............................................ E-19
Printing Precautions ...............................................
Printing a Tape ........................................................
To print a tape ....................................................
To adjust the print density ..................................
Using the Image Display .........................................
To show the image display .................................
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Part 9 Frames ............................................. E-19
To specify a frame around the printing area ........... E-19
To specify frames around each character ............... E-20
Part 10 PRESETS Menu Functions ........... E-20
To display the PRESETS menu .............................. E-20
LAYOUT .................................................................. E-20
To use a preset layout to create a label and
print it .............................................................. E-20
To store a label created using a preset layout ... E-20
To recall a preset layout label from memory ...... E-21
To delete a preset layout label from memory ..... E-21
ORIGINAL ............................................................... E-21
Blocks and lines ................................................. E-21
To create a new original layout ........................... E-21
To store an original layout .................................. E-22
To recall an original layout with text from
memory ........................................................... E-22
To recall an original layout without text from
memory ........................................................... E-22
To delete an original layout from memory .......... E-22
ENLARGE ............................................................... E-22
To print a large-size label ................................... E-22
BAR CODE ............................................................. E-22
Bar Code Tape ................................................... E-22
EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E ...................... E-23
To print a bar code ............................................. E-23
ITF, CODE39, CODABAR ................................. E-23
To print a bar code ............................................. E-23
General Bar code Operations ........................... E-23
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To store a bar code ............................................ E-23
To recall a bar code from memory ..................... E-23
To delete a bar code from memory .................... E-23
NUMBERING .......................................................... E-23
To print sequentially numbered labels ................ E-23
To store a numbering format .............................. E-24
To recall a numbering format from memory ....... E-24
To delete a numbering format from memory ...... E-24
CALENDAR ............................................................ E-24
To print a calendar ............................................. E-24
To change the week’s starting day ..................... E-25
PHRASES ............................................................... E-25
To print a preset phrase ..................................... E-25
Part 11 Stamp Printing ............................... E-25
To create a new stamp label ...................................
To store a stamp label .............................................
To recall a stamp label from memory ......................
To delete a stamp label from memory ....................
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Part 12 Memory .......................................... E-26
To store data ........................................................... E-26
Recalling Text From Memory .................................. E-26
To recall memory text using sequential search .. E-26
To recall memory text using character search ... E-26
To delete memory text ........................................ E-26
Part 13 Data Communication ..................... E-26
Importing Data from an SF Unit .............................. E-27
To connect the SF Unit to
the label printer ............................................... E-27
To send data from the SF Unit to the
label printer ..................................................... E-27
Importing Data from a Copy Pen ............................ E-27
To connect the Copy Pen to the label printer ..... E-27
To send data from the Copy Pen to the label
printer .............................................................. E-28
Importing Data from a Graphic Scientific
Calculator ............................................................ E-28
To connect the graphic scientific calculator to
the label printer ............................................... E-28
To send data from a graphic scientific calculator
to the label printer ........................................... E-28
Part 14 Reference ....................................... E-29
Cleaning the Printer Head and Roller ..................... E-29
To clean the printer head and roller ................... E-29
Initial Settings ......................................................... E-29
Initializing the Label Printer .................................... E-29
To initialize the label printer ................................ E-29
Format Indicator ...................................................... E-29
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Tape Length Indicator ............................................. E-29
Illustrations .............................................................. E-30
Symbols, Dingbats, and Special Characters .......... E-30
Frames .................................................................... E-30
Fonts ....................................................................... E-30
ENLARGED Label Measurements ......................... E-30
Bar Code Specifications ......................................... E-31
Troubleshooting ...................................................... E-31
Error Messages ...................................................... E-33
Specifications .......................................................... E-34
Part 1 Getting Acquainted
This part of the manual provides you with important information you need to know in order to use the label printer to
its full potential. Be sure to read it carefully before using the
label printer for the first time.
Important Precautions
• Keep your label printer out of areas subject to temperature extremes, moisture and direct sunlight. The recommended temperature range is 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F).
• Don’t let coffee, juice or other liquids splash onto the label
printer.
• Never let paper clips, pins or other foreign objects get into
the tape outlet slot or printer of the label printer.
• Do not pile heavy objects on top of the label printer.
• Never try to take the label printer apart or attempt your
own maintenance.
• Do not drop your label printer and avoid strong impact.
• Do not pull on the tape or try to force it back into the label
printer.
• Never operate the tape cutter lever when a tape cartridge
is not loaded in the label printer. Doing so can damage
the cutter blade.
• Never touch the printer head with your fingers.
• Take care to avoid applying too much pressure to the tape
cutter lever. Doing so can damage it.
• Do not use benzine, thinner, or other volatile chemicals to
clean the exterior of the label printer. Use a soft, dry cloth
or a cloth dampened in a weak solution of a mild, neutral
detergent and water. Wring the cloth out until all excess
moisture is removed.
• A dirty printer head can cause printing to become
smudged. When this happens, clean off the printer head
by wiping it with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol
(page E-29).
• Use of the label printer next to a television or radio may
interfere with reception.
Label Printer Menus
General Guide
Bottom
Front
Liquid crystal display (LCD)
Power Keys
Turn power
on and off.
Cover release
Tape cartridge
compartment
Back-up battery compartment
Label printer operation is designed to be as simple as possible, thanks to on-screen menus that you can use to select
the settings you need. Each menu is described in detail in
the sections that follow in this manual, but note the following general points when using them.
• The item that is highlighted in a menu is the one that is
currently selected.
– – – – SE T UP – – – –
Tape outlet
Currently
selected item
Tape cutter lever
Handle
Print key
Letter keys
Insulating tape
About the insulating tape
Before using the label printer for the
first time, pull out the insulating tape
from beneath the back-up battery
compartment cover and perform the
reset operation (page E-6).
AC adaptor connector
3-pin jack
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• Use u and i to move the highlighting up and down and
change the selected item.
• Press SET to execute the highlighted item, or ESC to exit
the displayed menu (and return to the previous menu or
screen) without selecting anything.
• When you press SET to execute a menu item, the label
printer either moves on to the next menu, or it executes
the selected function and returns to the text input screen
that you started from.
Part 2 Getting Ready
This part of the manual tells you how to replace the memory
back-up battery, load the tape cartridge, and perform other
basic setups for the label printer.
Important! Be sure to read this section before attempting
to use the label printer.
Power Supply
Replacing the Cover if it Comes Off
If the cover comes off, replace it as shown in the illustration nearby. Take care to avoid damaging the tabs and
hinges when installing the cover.
The label printer is powered by the AC adaptor (AD-A12140).
In addition, memory contents are protected by a CR2032
lithium battery that must be replaced periodically.
AC Adaptor
Note the following important precautions about the AC adaptor.
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• Use only an adaptor, and make sure the adaptor has the
same voltage rating as the household current in your area.
Using a wrong adaptor can damage your label printer.
• Be sure to turn the label printer off before you connect the
adaptor. Do not turn power on until the adaptor is connected to the label printer and plugged into an AC outlet.
Warning!
• Never use a recharged battery.
• Do not expose a battery to direct heat, do not short circuit
it, and do not try to take it apart.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of small children. If swallowed, consult with a physician immediately.
To connect the AC adaptor
To replace the memory back-up battery
Connect the adaptor to the label printer as illustrated below.
Plug the other end into a standard household AC outlet.
1. Turn power off and make sure that the AC adaptor is
connected to the label printer.
2. Remove the screw on the back of the label printer that
holds the battery compartment cover in place, and remove the cover.
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You should reset the memory of the label printer before using it for the first time, after you have not used it for a long
time, or if nothing happens when you turn power on.
1. Make sure that label printer power is off.
2. While holding down the PRINT and ESC keys, press ON
to turn power on.
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4. Load a new battery, making sure that its positive (+) side
is facing up (so you can see it).
Important! The back-up battery can burst or leak and damage your unit if you do not use it correctly. Note the following
important points.
• Be sure that the plus (+) side of the battery is facing up
(so you can see it) when you install it in the label printer.
• Never leave a dead battery in the label printer.
• Remove the battery if you do not plan to use the label
printer for a long time.
• Replace the battery as soon as the low battery message
appears.
• Replace battery at least once a year, even if the low battery message does not appear during that time.
Resetting the Memory
I N I T I AL ?
The CR2032 battery that provides memory back-up power
must be replaced whenever the following low battery message appears.
P L EASE
RE P L ACE I T !
• Pressing any key besides SET, FUNC, SHIFT or CODE
clears the text from memory.
To reset the memory
3. Remove the old battery.
Memory Back-up Battery
BACK – UP BA T T ERY
G E T T I NG WE A K !
Whenever you turn power off, any input that is on the display is automatically stored in memory. Then the next time
you turn on power, the message “[SET] TO RECALL” appears on the display. Pressing SET when this message is
on the display recalls the text that was on the screen when
you last turned off power.
Important! Resetting label printer memory clears its
memory of all input data.
After you finish using the label printer, turn it off and disconnect the AC adaptor.
• Be sure to grasp the plug of the AC adaptor cord when
disconnecting it. Never pull on the cord.
Power On Recall Function
3. Press SET to initialize the label printer or ESC to abort
the reset operation without initializing anything.
• See “Initial Settings” on page E-29 for information on the
initial default settings of the label printer following the reset operation.
Auto Power Off Function
5. Replace the battery compartment cover.
Turning Power On and Off
Press ON to turn power on, and OFF to turn power off.
Important! If you are using the label printer for the first time,
you should reset it first.
If you do not perform any key operation for about six minutes, the label printer automatically turns power off. To restore power, press ON.
Tape Cartridges
Use the procedures described below to load a tape cartridge into the label printer. The label printer automatically
detects what size tape is loaded.
Important! Never try to push the tape back into the cassette. Once tape is out of the cassette, there is no way to
wind it back in. Trying to do so can cause operational problems with the label printer.
6. Pull out about 3cm (11/8") of tape.
Tape
To load a tape cartridge
1. Make sure the label printer is turned off.
2. Press the cover release and open the cover.
Ink ribbon
• Never try to force tape back into the cartridge once it is
pulled out.
• Do not pull on the tape too hard. Doing so can break the
ink ribbon and result in malfunction.
• If there is a cartridge already in the label printer, remove it
by grasping the cartridge on both sides with your thumb
and forefinger, and lift straight up.
7. Use a pencil or some other thin object to take up slack in
the ink ribbon as shown in the illustration. Note that the
tape does not move at this time.
• Be sure to lower the tape cartridge straight down into the
label printer, and press down on it until it clicks securely
into place.
9. Close the cover and operate the tape cut lever to cut off
the tape.
10. Turn on label printer power and press FUNC and then
PRINT (FEED) two or three times to make sure that the
tape comes out without any problem.
• If the tape does not come out normally, turn off power and
start again from step 1 above.
Removing the Tape Cartridge
• Grasp the tape cartridge with your fingers as shown in
the illustration, and lift it straight up out of the label printer.
3. Remove the stopper from a new tape cartridge and check
to see that the tape is ready to use.
4. Check to make sure that the end of the tape is not bent.
• If the end of the tape is bent, use scissors to cut off the
bent portion.
• If the ink ribbon is slack when you load it into the label
printer, it can break or cause some other problem.
• Be sure to turn the ink ribbon take up spool only in the
direction indicated by the arrow (a).
• Turn the spool until the other spool (b) starts turning in
the direction noted by the arrow. This indicates there is no
slack in the ribbon.
5. Make sure that the tape is under the tape guide and that
it is not bent or twisted.
Tape guide
(a)
About the SET UP menu
(b)
8. Load the tape cartridge into the label printer, making sure
that the tape and ink ribbon pass between the head and
roller.
• Make sure the end of the tape is passing through the tape
guide. If it isn’t, pass the end of the tape through the tape
guide as shown in the illustration.
• To make it easier to remove a narrow (6mm, 9mm) tape
cartridge, insert a pencil or some other thin, pointed object under the right side of the tape and lift up, as shown
in the illustration.
Roller
Printer head
The SET UP menu lets you change various basic settings
quickly and easily. To display the SET UP menu, press the
SET UP key.
– – – – SE T UP – – – –
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Use u and i to move the highlighting to the item you
want to select and then press SET. Press ESC to clear the
SET UP menu without selecting anything. The following
sections explain how to use most of the SET UP menu items.
See page E-12 for details on using DEFAULT FONT, page
E-11 for how to use INPUT, and page E-19 for DENSITY.
2. Use u and i to highlight the setting you want (ON or
OFF) and then press SET.
Message Language
To set the unit of measurement
You can use the following procedure to select any one of
five different languages (English, German, French, Italian,
Spanish) for display of message text.
1. On the SET UP menu, highlight “cm/inch” and then press
SET.
2. Use u and i to highlight the setting you want (cm or
inch) and then press SET.
• All of the display examples in this manual use English as
the display language.
To change the message language
1. On the SET UP menu, use u and i to highlight “LANGUAGE” and then press SET.
– – – L A NGU A G E – – –
E NG L I S H
DEU T SCH
F RANÇA I S
I T A L I A NO
E S P A ÑO L
2. Use u and i to highlight the language you want to use
and then press SET.
Unit of Measurement
This label printer can use either centimeters (cm) or inches
(inch) as the unit of measurement.
Demo Print
After setting up the label printer, you may want to produce a
demo print to make sure that everything is working properly.
To produce a demo print
1. Press ON to turn power on.
2. Press PRINT SET.
The following are examples of the demo print that the above
procedure produces. Note that the contents of the demo print
depends on the width of the tape loaded in the label printer.
6mm Tape
Display Contrast
Use the following procedure to make the characters on the
display darker or lighter.
9mm Tape
To turn sound on and off
1. On the SET UP menu, highlight “SOUND” and then press
SET.
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Important! You can input up to 255 characters per label.
Further input becomes impossible after you input the 255th
character.
Display Symbols and Indicators
Before getting into actual input, you should first become
acquainted with the symbols and indicators used on the label printer display.
Font indicator
Tape length
CAPS on/off indicator
Block number
Function/Shift/Code
indicator
Character size
display indicator
Block mark
Return symbol
Format
F A SANS
2
2 × 2 F [ 9 9 . 9 c m]
B
L
Cursor
18mm and 24mm Tape
Important!
• You can produce a demo print when the text input display
is clear, immediately after turning power on only. Even if
you input text and then delete it, pressing PRINT will not
produce a demo print.
• If you experience problems with printing, check your tape
cartridge and power supply, and try again.
[ ]
A
A
A
A
A
A
VERT
MIRROR
M-FEED
Character style
indicators
Vertical printing
indicator
Mirror printing
indicator
12mm Tape
Sound
The label printer is equipped with sound capabilities that
signal when power is turned on and when an illegal operation is attempted. Normally, sound are turned on whenever
you turn power on, but you can use the following procedure
to turn the sound on and off.
This part of the manual tells you how to input characters. To
make things easier to understand, we call everything you
input a character, regardless of whether it is actually a letter, number, or symbol. Explanations here all use the default settings that are in effect from the initial power-on
screen.
For information on using other fonts, styles, effects and characters sizes, see pages E-12 to E-14.
Character
position mark
To change the display contrast
1. On the SET UP menu, highlight “CONTRAST” and then
press SET.
2. Use t and y to make the display contrast lighter and
darker.
3. After setting the contrast, press SET.
Part 3 Inputting Characters and
Symbols
Manual feed indicator
CAPS on/off indicator
“A” indicates upper-case input, while “a” indicates lowercase.
Font indicator
This indicator shows the font setting (page E-12) for the
character where the cursor is located.
Function indicator
This indicator appears when you press the FUNC key. Pressing a key while this indicator is on the display causes the
function marked above that key to be executed.
Shift indicator
This indicator appears when you press the SHIFT key. While
this indicator is on the display, the keyboard is shifted, so the
letter keys input the opposite of their current upper-case/lowercase setting. The number keys input the punctuation symbols
marked in the upper right corners of the keys. The keyboard
automatically unshifts (and the shift indicator disappears) as
soon as you input a character.
Code indicator
This indicator appears when you press the CODE key. While
this indicator is on the display, number keys input the accents marked above them and the O, A, S, Z and C keys
input the special characters marked in their lower right corners. The keyboard automatically returns to normal (and
the code indicator disappears) as soon as you input an accent.
Character size display indicator
This indicator shows the size of the character where the
cursor is currently located. The letter “F” to the right of the
character size indicates a preset format is being used.
Character style indicators
These indicators point to the character effect that is assigned
to the character where the cursor is currently located. You
can select between normal, bold, outline, shadow, and
raised.
Vertical printing indicator
This indicator appears when the label printer is set up for
vertical printing. Normal (horizontal) printing is performed
when this indicator is not shown.
Mirror image printing indicator
This indicator appears when the label printer is set up for
mirror image printing. Normal (non-mirror image) printing is
performed when this indicator is not shown.
Manual feed indicator
This indicator appears when you are using manual feed instead of auto feed. Auto feed is in effect when this indicator
is not on the display.
Important! After you finish printing when using manual
feed, be sure to always press FUNC and then PRINT
(FEED) to feed the tape before cutting it. If you don’t you
will cut off part of the printed text.
Block number
This value appears when there are multiple blocks in the
text. It shows the sequential number of the block where
the cursor is currently located (page E-17).
Basic Alpha-Numeric Input
Format
This indicator shows how many lines of text have been input. See page E-29 for important information about how
various format conditions are indicated.
The following operation shows you the basic procedures for
inputting letters and numbers. We will explain the procedure by inputting the following characters using the default
initial power-on screen.
Tape length
This value shows the length that the tape will be printed. See
page E-29 for important information about how various tape
length conditions are indicated.
Character position marks
These marks show where characters will appear as you input them.
Cursor
The cursor shows the next input position. Any character you
input appears at the point where the cursor is located.
Block mark
This mark separates two blocks on the screen.
Return symbol
The return symbol indicates a newline operation.
ABXYZ Computer Company
1234567890
Note If you hold down any key, it will repeat its operation or
input at high speed until you release it.
To input alpha-numeric characters
1. Turn power on.
2. Input the first line of characters.
• To input the upper-case letters, you can use either SHIFT
or CAPS. With SHIFT you must shift the keyboard for each
character. With CAPS the keyboard keeps its upper-case/
lower-case setting until you press CAPS again.
• Press SPACE to input spaces.
• If you input a wrong character, press BS to delete it and
input again. See page E-11 for other details on editing
text.
3. When you reach the end of a line of text, press B to
input a newline mark.
• A newline operation is indicated on the display by the
symbol. This shows where you changed lines.
4. Input the characters in the second line.
5. To print the text that you input, press PRINT. For details
on printing, see page E-19.
About the CODE key...
The CODE key makes it possible to input punctuation
needed for a number of different languages. The following
shows the key operations you should use for each of the
characters formed using the CODE key.
Key Operation
Input
CODE S*
ß
Key Operation
CODE 4
Input
˜
CODE O
œ
CODE 5
ˆ
CODE C
ç
CODE 6
˘
CODE A
æ
CODE 7
˚
CODE Z
w
CODE 8
/
CODE 1
´
CODE 9
CODE 2
`
CODE 0
CODE 3
¨
* Lower case only.
Example: To input á
CODE 1 (´) A
Inputting Symbols, Dingbats, Special
Numbers, Greek Characters, and
Russian Characters
The SYMBOL menu provides you with a choice of symbols,
dingbats, and special number formats, in addition to Greek
and Russian letters.
To use the SYMBOL menu
1. With the cursor at the location where you want to input a
symbol, dingbat, number, or character, press the SYMBOL key to display the SYMBOL menu.
– – – – S Y M BO L – – – –
S Y M BO L
D I NG B A T
NUM B E R
GR E E K , RU S S I A N
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2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the item you
want to select and then press SET.
• Pressing SET causes a menu of symbols, dingbats,
number formats, or characters to appear.
• To clear the SYMBOL menu without selecting anything,
press ESC.
3. Use u, i, t and y to move the highlighting to the
character you want to select, and then press SET.
• Pressing SET returns to the input screen, with the symbol, dingbat, or character you selected input at the location where the cursor was located when you displayed
the SYMBOL menu.
See page E-30 for a complete list of symbols, dingbats, and
characters that are available from each menu.
Inputting Illustrations
Your label printer gives you a choice of 50 illustrations that
you can use in your labels.
To input illustrations
1. With the cursor at the location where you want to input
an illustration, press the ILLUST key to display the
ILLUST menu.
––––
I L LUS T – – – –
1
• To move the cursor
Use u, i, t and y to move the cursor around the screen.
FUNC t and FUNC y makes the cursor jump to the far left
or far right of the screen (when “CONTINUE” is not highlighted).
FUNC u and FUNC i makes the cursor jump to the top
or bottom of the screen (when “CONTINUE” is not highlighted).
• To draw a dot
Press 1 to draw a black dot at the cursor position or 2 to
draw a white dot.
• To draw a series of black dots
Press 1 to highlight “BLACK”, and then press 3 to highlight
“CONTINUE”. In this condition, a continuous series of black
dots will be drawn when you move the cursor.
• To draw a series of white dots
Press 2 to highlight “WHITE”, and then press 3 to highlight
“CONTINUE”. In this condition, a continuous series of white
dots will be drawn when you move the cursor.
To create a user character using an existing
character
1. Input the character or symbol you want to use as a basis
for your new character and locate the cursor under the
character.
2. Press FUNC and then ILLUST (USER CHR).
– US ER CHARAC T ER –
2. Use u, i, t and y to move the highlighting to the
illustration you want to select, and then press SET.
• Pressing SET returns to the input screen with the illustration you selected input at the location where the cursor
was located when you displayed the ILLUST menu.
See page E-30 for a complete list of illustrations that are
available.
RECA L L
MA K E
ED I T
DE L E T E
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “MAKE” and
then press SET.
– US ER CHARAC T ER –
– MAKE –
´ EW
N
US E I NPU T CHAR
User Characters
You can create up to four user characters and store them in
memory. You can create a character from scratch, or you
can use an existing character or symbol as a basis for creating a new character.
User character drawing techniques
The following describes the basic techniques for drawing
on the user character screen.
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4. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “USE INPUT
CHAR” and then press SET.
1 : BLA
CK
2 : WH I
TE
3 : CON
TIN
UE
• The screen contains an image of the character you input
in step 1.
• If you selected “NEW”, a screen appears for creating a
character from scratch.
5. Use the user character drawing techniques to change
the image on the screen.
6. After you are finished changing the character, press SET.
– US ER CHARAC T ER –
1
WH E R E ? S T OR E
User character
area number
7. Use u, i,t and y to select the user character area
where you want to store the character and then press
SET.
– US ER CHARAC T ER –
S T OR E ?
SE T / ESC
• If the user character area you select already has a character in it, the old character will be replaced with the new
one.
8. Press SET to store the character.
• If there was no input character at the cursor location when
you pressed FUNC and then ILLUST (USER CHR) in step
2, the screen for creating a new character from scratch
appears when you press SET in step 3.
To create a user character from the user
character you created
1. Press FUNC and then ILLUST (USER CHR).
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EDIT” and
then press SET.
3. Use u, i,t and y to select the user character you
want to edit, and then press SET.
4. Use the user character drawing techniques described to
edit the character you want, and then press SET.
5. Continue from step 7 under “To create a user character
using an existing character”.
To recall a user character
1. With the cursor located in the input screen where you
want to input the user character, press FUNC and then
ILLUST (USER CHR).
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and
then press SET.
3. Use u, i, t and y to select the user character you
want and then press SET.
To delete a user character
1. Press FUNC and then ILLUST (USER CHR).
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “DELETE”
and then press SET.
3. Use u, i, t and y to select the user character you
want and then press SET.
4. Press SET to delete the selected character or ESC to
abort without deleting anything.
Part 4 Deleting and Inserting
Characters
This section describes everything you need to know about
deleting and editing characters you have already input.
Moving the Cursor
Use the cursor keys to move the cursor around the display
and position it for deleting and editing characters.
To move the cursor
• Press t to move the cursor to the left, and y to move the
cursor to the right.
• Press SHIFT and then t to make the cursor jump to the
next block mark ( ) to the left. (See page E-16 for details
about blocks).
• Press SHIFT and then y to make the cursor jump to the
next block mark ( ) to the right.
• Press FUNC and then t to make the cursor jump to the
beginning (far left) of the current line.
• Press FUNC and then y to make the cursor jump to the
end (far right) of the current line.
• Press FUNC and then u to make the cursor jump to the
first character of the text.
• Press FUNC and then i to make the cursor jump to the
end of the text.
• Holding down the t or y cursor key moves the cursor at
high speed.
Deleting Individual Characters
You can delete individual characters with either the BS key
or the DEL key. The only difference between the operation
of these two keys is the location of the cursor.
To delete characters using the BS key
Example: To change the word “commmputer” to “computer”.
4. Press SET to clear all of the text on the display or ESC to
abort without clearing anything.
To clear a portion of text
1. Press FUNC and then BS (CLS).
2. Use u and i to highlight “PART” (if it isn’t already highlighted).
3. Press SET.
1. Use t and y to move the cursor under “p”.
– – – – – CLS – – – – – –
F RO M ?
a SANS
2×2
7 . 6 cm
c omp u t e r
c o mmm p u t e r
2. Press BS twice to delete the two m’s to the left of the
cursor, shifting “puter” to the left as you do.
To delete characters using the DEL key
Example: To change the word “commmputer” to “computer”.
1. Use t and y to move the cursor under the first (far left)
“m”.
2. Press DEL twice to delete the two m’s at the cursor’s
position, shifting “mputer” to the left as you do.
Clearing the Display
The label printer gives you a choice of clearing the entire
display or only a specific block of text.
To clear all text
1. Press FUNC and then BS (CLS).
– – – – – CLS – – – – – –
AL L
PAR T
4. Use u, i, t and y to move the cursor to start point of
the text you want to delete and press SET.
5. Use u, i, t and y to move the cursor to end point of
the text you want to delete.
• The text between the cursor and the start point is highlighted as you move the cursor.
6. Press SET to clear the highlighted text or ESC to abort
without clearing anything.
Text Editing
You can set up the label printer so it either overwrites existing characters with new input, or inserts new input between
existing characters. Note the following example.
Example
Existing text: ABCDEFGHI
Cursor location: E
New input: XXX
Overwrite
Result: ABCDXXXHI
Insert
Result: ABCDXXXEFGHI
2. Use u and i to highlight “ALL” (if it isn’t already highlighted).
3. Press SET.
– – – – – CLS – – – – – –
C L EAR ?
SE T / ESC
c omp u t e r
To switch between overwrite and insert
1. Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu.
2. Highlight “INPUT” and then press SET.
3. Use u and i to highlight the setting you want (“INSERT” or “OVERWRITE”) and then press SET.
• The CAPS indicator on the display is highlighted when
overwrite is turned on. The CAPS indicator appears normally (unhighlighted) when insert is turned on.
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Part 5 Character Attributes and
Text Effects
The operations in this part of the manual explain how to
change fonts and character styles. These characteristics are
called “character attributes”. It also tells you how to assign
such text effects as underlining, shading, and box printing to
text.
Important!
• Character attributes you specify affect printed text only.
The characters on the display do not change.
• Remember that character attributes are assigned to specific characters. Whenever you replace a character with
another one, the new character also picks up the attributes
of the original character.
• Text effects are applied to both displayed text and printed
text.
Fonts
This label printer gives you a choice of 13 different fonts.
See page E-30 for examples of each type of font.
The following sections describe how to change the default
font setting (the font that is automatically used whenever
you input text), how to change the font for displayed text,
and how you can find out what the font setting is for text on
the display.
Important!
• Note that you cannot make font changes for illustrations.
• Note that non-English characters (Ç, ß, Á, etc.) can be
used with the sans-serif, sans-serif italic, sans-serif round,
roman, and roman italic fonts only.
To change the default font setting
1. Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu.
2. Highlight “DEFAULT FONT” and then press SET.
To change the font for displayed text
1. While there is text on the display, press FONT.
– – – – – F ON T – – – – –
S ANS - SER I F
SAN S - SER I F I T A L I
S A N S - S E R I F ROUND
RO M A N
RO M A N I T A L I C
O L D F ACE
3. Use u and i to highlight the font you want to set as
the default and then press SET.
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To change the font for lines of text
• What you should do next depends on the range you want
to use.
1. After performing the two steps under “To change the font
for displayed text”, use u and i to highlight “LINE” and
then press SET.
2. Move the cursor to the start line from which you want to
change the font and then press SET to register your selection.
3. Move the cursor to the end line up to which you want to
change the font and then press SET to register your selection and change the font.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
To change the font for all the text
To change the font for specific characters
1. After performing the two steps under “To change the font
for displayed text”, use u and i to highlight “ALL” and
then press SET.
2. Press SET to change the font for all the text on the display.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
• Pressing ESC returns to the RANGE menu without changing anything.
1. After performing the two steps under “To change the font
for displayed text”, use u and i to highlight “CHARACTER” and then press SET.
2. Move the cursor to the start character from which you
want to change the font and then press SET to register
your selection.
3. Move the cursor to the end character up to which you
want to change the font and then press SET to register
your selection and change the font.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
2. Use u and i to highlight the font you want to change
to and then press SET.
– – – – – F ON T – – – – –
– R A NG E –
AL L
B L OC K
L I NE
CHARAC T ER
To change the font for blocks of text
1. After performing the two steps under “To change the font
for displayed text”, use u and i to highlight “BLOCK”
and then press SET.
– – – – – F ON T – – – – –
F RO M ? B L OC K
B
L
A BC
Comp a n y
– D E F A U L T F ON T –
S ANS - SER I F
SAN S - SER I F I T A L I
S A N S - S E R I F ROUND
RO M A N
RO M A N I T A L I C
O L D F ACE
3. Move the cursor to the end block up to which you want to
change the font and then press SET to register your selection and change the font.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
• See page E-16 for details about how to use blocks.
2. Move the cursor to the start block from which you want
to change the font and then press SET to register your
selection.
– – – – – F ON T – – – – –
T O ? B L OC K
B
L
A BC
Comp a n y
To find out current font settings
Use the t and y cursor keys to move the cursor around the
display. The font indicator shows the current font setting for
the character where the cursor is located.
Character Styles
There are five character styles: normal, bold, outline,
shadow, and raised.
The following sections describe how to change the character style for displayed text, and how you can find out what
the character style setting is for text on the display.
To change the character styles
About text effect ranges
1. While there is text on the display, press STYLE.
As with fonts and character styles, you can specify a range
for your text effect specifications. The following shows an
example for each of the ranges available for text effects.
– – – – STY L E – – – – –
NOR M A L
BO L D
OU T L I N E
S H A D OW
RA I SED
BLOCK
This range specifies application of a text effect for all the
text in a specific block.
2. Use u and i to highlight the style you want to change
to and then press SET.
– – – – STY L E – – – – –
– R A NG E –
AL L
B L OC K
L I NE
CHARAC T ER
To find out current character style settings
Use the t and y cursor keys to move the cursor around the
display. The character style indicator shows the current character style setting for the character where the cursor is located.
Meaning
B
C
D
1
2
3
4
a
b
c
5
• See page E-16 for details about how to use blocks.
• What you should do next depends on the range you want
to use.
• The range setting procedures are the same as those for
font range settings.
ALL: See “To change the font for all the text”.
BLOCK: See “To change the font for blocks of text”.
LINE: See “To change the font for lines of text”.
CHARACTER: See “To change the font for specific characters”.
Indicator
A
Indicator
Meaning
A
Normal
A
Shadow
A
Bold
A
A
Raised
A
Outline
LINE
This range specifies application of a text effect for all the
text in a specific line.
A
B
C
D
1
2
3
4
a
b
c
5
Important! The text effects are applied to text on the display, in addition to the printed text.
CHARACTER
This range specifies application of a text effect for a specific character.
A
B
C
D
1
2
3
4
a
b
c
5
TEXT
This range is used to specify text across various lines, etc.
• A TEXT range specification must begin and end with in
the same block.
A
B
C
D
1
2
3
4
a
b
c
5
To assign text effects
1. While there is text on the display, press EFFECT.
– – – – E F F EC T – – – –
S H A D I NG
UNDER L I NE
BOX
C A NCE L
– – – – E F F EC T – – – –
– R A NG E –
B L OC K
L I NE
CHARAC T ER
T EX T
• What you should do next depends on the range you want
to use.
To change the text effects for blocks of text
1. After performing the two steps under “To assign text effects”, use u and i to highlight “BLOCK” and then press
SET.
– – – – E F F EC T – – – –
F RO M ? B L OC K
B
L
B
L
A B CD
12345
abc
• See page E-16 for details about how to use blocks.
Text Effects
You get a choice of three text effects: shading, underline,
and box. Effects can be used in combination with each other.
2. Use u and i to highlight the effect you want and then
press SET.
2. Move the cursor to the start block from which you want
to change the text effect and then press SET to register
your selection.
– – – – E F F EC T – – – –
T O ? B L OC K
B
L
B
L
A B CD
12345
abc
3. Move the cursor to the end block up to which you want to
change the text effect and then press SET to register
your selection and change the effect.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
To change the text effect for lines of text
1. After performing the two steps under “To assign text effects”, use u and i to highlight “LINE” and then press
SET.
2. Move the cursor to the start line from which you want to
change the text effect and then press SET to register
your selection.
3. Move the cursor to the end line up to which you want to
change the text effect and then press SET to register
your selection and change the text effect.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
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To change the text effect for specific characters
Horizontal
Factor
H
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
H×H H×1 H×2 H×3 H×4 H×5 H×6 H×7 H×8
1
1×H 1×1 1×2 1×3 1×4 1×5 1×6 1×7 1×8
2
2×H 2×1 2×2 2×3 2×4 2×5 2×6 2×7 2×8
3
3×H 3×1 3×2 3×3 3×4 3×5 3×6 3×7 3×8
4
4×H 4×1 4×2 4×3 4×4 4×5 4×6 4×7 4×8
5
5×H 5×1 5×2 5×3 5×4 5×5 5×6 5×7 5×8
To change the text effect for a range of text
• Note that “H” stands for “half” (1/2).
1. After performing the two steps under “To assign text effects”, use u and i to highlight “TEXT” and then press
SET.
2. Move the cursor to the start character from which you
want to change the text effect and then press SET to
register your selection.
3. Move the cursor to the end character up to which you
want to change the text effect and then press SET to
register your selection and change the text effect.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
Important! The vertical character sizes you can use are
automatically limited by the width of the tape loaded in the
label printer.
Your label printer provides you with three different ways to
change character sizes: direct specification of character size,
specification of character size for entire lines of text using
preset formats, and specification of superscript and subscript.
The operations in this part of the manual explain how to
change character sizes using each of these techniques.
Direct Specification of Character Sizes
You can specify various numeric factors to change the vertical (1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and horizontal (1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8) size of characters from the normal (1×1) 48 dots × 48
dots (3mm × 3mm). A character size change is indicated on
the display by a character size indicator. The following table
shows the character size indicators that appear for each
character size.
VerticaI Character Sizes
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
F RO M ?
12345
5. Move the cursor to the start character from which you
want to change the character size and then press SET
to register your selection.
6mm
H, 1
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
TO ?
9mm
H, 1, 2
12345
12mm
H, 1, 2, 3
18mm
H, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
24mm
H, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
• The range (From -To settings) for a character size specification cannot extend from one block to another.
To change character size using direct
specification
6. Move the cursor to the end character up to which you
want to change the character size and then press SET
to register your selection and change the character size.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
The following shows a character size mark.
A SANS
5×5
7 . 8 cm
1. While there is text on the display, press SIZE.
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
Character size mark
S I ZE
F OR M A T
SUPER / SUB
2. Use u and i to highlight “SIZE” and then press SET.
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
H E I GH T
W I DTH
4 × 4
3. Specify the character size you want.
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4. After you finish setting the character size you want, press
SET to register it.
5×5
Part 6 Character Sizes
Tape Width
• Use t and y to move the highlighting between the two
dimensions.
• To change a dimension, press i to increase it or u to
decrease it. Or you can input a value directly on the label
printer’s keyboard. Press H to specify 1/2.
• Remember that the dimensions you can specify depend
on the width of the tape loaded in the label printer (see
table, left).
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FIT
H
Vertical
1. After performing the two steps under “To assign text effects”, use u and i to highlight “CHARACTER” and
then press SET.
2. Move the cursor to the start character from which you
want to change the text effect and then press SET to
register your selection.
3. Move the cursor to the end character up to which you
want to change the text effect and then press SET to
register your selection and change the text effect.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
Specifying Character Sizes for Lines of
Text Using Preset Formats
With this method, you input the text you want and then use
preset formats to specify the character size for each line of
text. Note that character size marks do not appear inside of
text when you specify character sizes using this method. Instead, the character size display mark shows the size of the
characters where the cursor is currently located.
About the format menu
The format that appears in the following procedure uses
symbols to indicate character sizes in each line of text. The
formats that appear depend on the width of the tape loaded
in the label printer and the number of lines in the block of
text where the cursor is located when you press the SIZE
key. The following shows all of the formats available for each
tape width and the number of lines of text.
• Note that with the preset formats, all character sizes have
the same vertical and horizontal measurements.
24mm and 18mm tape, 1 line of text
1×1
2×2
4×4
5×5
3×3
To specify character sizes for lines of text
using preset formats
1. While the cursor is located inside of the block of text where
you want to use the preset formats, press SIZE.
1 × 1 (Manual Setting)
Tape
width
Auto Fit
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
S I ZE
F OR M A T
SUPER / SUB
6 mm
• See page E-16 for details about blocks.
2. Use u and i to highlight “FORMAT” and then press
SET.
9 mm
12 mm
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
– F OR M A T –
24mm and 18mm tape, 2 lines of text
1 × 1/1 × 1
1 × 1/2 × 2
2 × 2/1 × 1
2 × 2/2 × 2
1 × 1/3 × 3
3 × 3/1 × 1
• The FORMAT menu appears with all of the preset formats that are available in accordance with the number
of text lines there are in the block where you located the
cursor, and with the width of the tape loaded in the label
printer.
24mm and 18mm tape, 3 lines of text
1 × 1/1 × 1/1 × 1
1 × 1/1 × 1/2 × 2
1 × 1/2 × 2/1 × 1
2 × 2/1 × 1/1 × 1
12mm tape, 1 line of text
1×1
2×2
3×3
9mm tape, 1 line of text
1×1
2×2
Important! You can use preset formats to specify character sizes for lines of text only when there is no character
size specification already made inside of the text. If you press
the SIZE key while the cursor is located inside of a block
that already contains a character size indicator, the FORMAT item will be dimmed on the SIZE menu, which means
it cannot be selected.
3. Use u, i, t and y to move the highlighting to the
format that you want to use and then press SET to select
it.
• At this point, the label printer returns to the text input
screen.
To find out preset format character sizes
Use the t and y cursor keys to move the cursor around the
display. The character size indicator shows the current size
setting for the character where the cursor is located.
About Auto Sizing
If you do not specify a character size, the label printer automatically selects the optimum size in accordance with the
width of the tape you are using. If you are using frames
(page E-19), characters are automatically balanced with the
type of frame being used.
The following are examples of how auto sizing works.
18 mm
24 mm
Important! Remember that changing the tape cartridge
may make it impossible to print text if there are too many
lines. Note the following relationships between tape width
and the number of text lines.
Tape Width
Plain Text
24 mm
8 lines max.
Print Area Frame Character Frame
6 lines max.
1 line
18 mm
8 lines max.
6 lines max.
1 line
12 mm
5 lines max.
3 lines max.
1 line
9 mm
4 lines max.
3 lines max.
1 line
6 mm
2 lines max.
1 line max.
1 line
(See page E-19)
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Superscript and Subscript
To cancel superscripting and subscripting
These menu options let you quickly and easily superscript
or subscript text. The label printer automatically adjusts the
size of the superscripted or subscripted text to balance it
with the text to which it is appended.
1. While there is superscripted or subscripted text on the
display, press SIZE.
2. Use u and i to highlight “SUPER/SUB” and then press
SET.
3. Use u and i to highlight “CANCEL” and then press
SET.
4. Select the range of characters for which you want to cancel superscripting or subscripting. Use the same procedures as those described following step 3 under “To superscript or subscript characters”.
Important! Note that the Dingbats, the special numbers
and the Greek and Russian characters of the SYMBOL menu
cannot be superscripted or subscripted.
To superscript or subscript characters
1. While there is text on the display, press SIZE.
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
S I ZE
F OR M A T
SUPER / SUB
2. Use u and i to highlight “SUPER/SUB” and then press
SET.
– – – – – S I ZE – – – – –
– SUPER / SUB –
SUP ERSCR I P T
SUB SCR I P T
CANCE L
3. Use u and i to highlight “SUPERSCRIPT” or “SUBSCRIPT”.
• What you should do next depends on the range you want
to use.
• The range setting procedures are the same as those for
font range settings.
ALL: See “To change the font for all the text”.
BLOCK: See “To change the font for blocks of text”.
LINE: See “To change the font for lines of text”.
CHARACTER: See “To change the font for specific characters”.
• The following shows examples of what superscripting and
subscripting looks like on the display.
a SANS
4×4
7 . 2 cm
3 4
5 6
12
7
4. After you make your selection, press SET.
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Part 7 FORM Menu Functions
This part of the manual describes how to use the FORM menu
to layout your text exactly the way you want it on the label.
With the FORM menu, you can control character pitch, text
blocks, text alignment, and a wide range of other features.
Fundamentals of Label Layout
Before we actually begin our discussion about how to layout a tape, we should first define a few terms. Note the following.
Blocks
A block is text that is enclosed between two block marks ( ).
Note that the first (far left) block does not require a block mark
at the beginning, and the last (far right) block does not require a block mark at the end. If there are no block marks, all
of the text is treated as a single block. You can individually
specify the length of each block, as well as the pitch and the
number of lines of inside each block.
Print Area
The print area is the actual area of a label that contains
printed text. It starts with the left side of the first character
printed, and ends with right side of the last character printed.
Side Spaces
The side spaces are blank areas that the Label Printer automatically adds on either end of the print area. Note that
side spaces are only added when you are using auto feed,
and they are not added when using manual feed.
Auto Feed (with side spaces)
Manual Feed (no side spaces)
Label Length
The label length is the print area, plus the side spaces.
Settings you make for side spaces, block spacing, and mirror printing affect the entire label length.
Using the Layout Display
You can check the layout of your label at any time using the
layout display. The layout display shows all of the graphics
and text elements that make up your label to give you a
general idea of how the label is laid out.
To show the layout display
1. After laying out the label you plan to print, press
LAYOUT.
Feed setting (E-18)
Screen number
(when the entire
layout does not fit
on a single screen)
1 L
19 . 2 cm
2. If the label layout is too big to fit on a single display, use u
and i to scroll it.
• Pressing u returns to the top of the layout.
3. Press ESC to quit the layout display.
• You can view the actual appearance of the label using the
image display, which is described on page E-19.
Creating and Deleting Blocks
The following procedures describe how to create and delete blocks. Later you will learn how can change certain
settings on a block-by-block basis.
To create a block
Example: To input the text “ABXYZ Computer Company”
and create two blocks: “ABXYZ” and “Computer
Company”.
1. Input the text.
2. Move the cursor to the space between “ABXYZ” and
“Computer Company”.
3. Press BLOCK.
a SANS
2
2×2
1 3 . 0 cm
B
L
A BX Y Z
Comp u t e r Co
• If you wanted to break the text up into three blocks, you
would input another block mark.
To delete a block mark
To delete a block mark, use the procedures for BS and DEL
as described under “Deleting Individual Characters”.
3. Specify whether you want your specifications to apply to
one block or all blocks and then press SET.
• If you specify one block, the specifications you make will
be applied to the block where the cursor was located when
you pressed FORM.
– – B L OC K F OR M – –
8 . 2 cm
D I R E C T I ON
HOR Z
A L I GN
L EF T
J US T I F Y
J US T I F Y
P I T CH
N A RRO W
B – L E NG T H
AU T O
3 . 5 cm
• Use u and i to move the highlighting between menu
items.
• Pressing SET registers all settings and returns to the text
input screen.
• Use t and y to change between settings of the currently
selected (highlighted) item.
• The following explanations describe each of the BLOCK
FORM menu items in detail.
DIRECTION
HORIZONTAL
VERTICAL
JUSTIFICATION
This item lets you specify justified (even) or ragged (uneven). The following shows some examples of how justification affects text.
• Justification is applied only when EQUAL is selected for
ALIGNMENT.
Examples
• Justified
• Ragged
CHARACTER PITCH
This is the relative spacing between characters. You can
specify character pitch as NONE, NARROW, MEDIUM or
WIDE. The following shows examples of each character pitch
setting.
NONE
Block Operations
The procedures in this section can be used to control the
following parameters for each block.
•
•
•
•
•
NARROW
Direction (vertical, horizontal)
Alignment (left, center, right, uniform spacing)
Justification (justify, ragged)
Character pitch (none, narrow, medium, wide)
Block length (auto, fixed)
MEDIUM
Use the BLOCK FORM menu to perform block operations.
To display the BLOCK FORM menu
1. While there is text on the display, press FORM.
ALIGNMENT
LEFT
CENTER
WIDE
– – – – – F OR M – – – – –
B L OC K F OR M
A L L F OR M
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “BLOCK
FORM” and then press SET.
– – B L OC K F OR M – –
– R A NG E –
ON E B L OC K
A L L B L OC K S
RIGHT
EQUAL (Uniform Spacing)
BLOCK LENGTH
Select “FIX” if you want so specify a fixed block length in the
range of 0.0 cm to 99.9 cm. Specify “AUTO” for this option if
you want the label printer to automatically adjust the length
of the block.
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All Text Operations
The procedures in this section control the following parameters for all of the text on the display.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mirror printing (mirror, normal)
Proportional character spacing (on, off)
Smoothing (on, off)
Block space (none, narrow, wide)
Feed (long, short, manual)
Tape length (auto, fixed)
Block alignment (left, center, right, uniform spacing)
Use the BLOCK FORM menu to perform block operations.
MANUAL
This setting provides side spaces of only 1mm of the
printed text. If you perform two consecutive print operations (without manually feeding between prints), the
last character of the first print operation is followed by
the first character of the second print operation, with
no space provided between them. It is a good way to
save tape when you print a series of tapes.
PROPORTIONAL
ON
OFF
SMOOTHING
ON
Important! After you finish printing when using manual feed,
be sure to always press FUNC and then FEED to feed the
tape before cutting it. If you don’t you will cut off part of the
printed text.
OFF
TAPE LENGTH
Select “FIX” if you want so specify a fixed tape length in the
range of 0.0 cm to 99.9 cm. Specify “AUTO” for this option if
you want the label printer to automatically adjust the length
of the tape.
To display the ALL FORM menu
1. While there is text on the display, press FORM.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “ALL FORM”
and then press SET.
– – – – – AL L – – – – – –
M I RROR
NOR M A L
P RO P OR T I ON A L
ON
S M OO T H I N G
ON
B L – S P A C E N A R R OW
F EED
L ONG
• Use u and i to move the highlighting between menu
items.
• The ALL FORM menu has two pages. Press SET while
the first page is displayed to change to the second page.
Pressing SET while the second page is displayed registers any settings with the menu and returns to the text
input screen.
• Use t and y to change between settings of the currently
selected (highlighted) item.
• The following explanations describe each of the ALL
FORM menu items in detail.
BLOCK ALIGN
LEFT
BLOCK SPACE
NONE
WIDE
RIGHT
NARROW
CENTER
MIRROR/NORMAL
MIRROR
NORMAL
FEED
You can also one of two different feed settings that provides
either long or short side spaces (“Fundamentals of Label
Layout”). You can also specify manual feed.
LONG
This setting causes the tape to feed 16.5mm at the
beginning and end of each printing.
SHORT
This setting causes the tape to feed 3mm at the beginning and end of each printing.
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EQUAL
Part 8 Printing
This part of the manual includes all the information you need
to print tapes.
Note The following information covers basic printing procedures only. Other printing related information can be found
in the sections of this manual describing presets (page
E-20), stamp printing (page E-25), frames, and memory operations (page E-26).
• An easy way to remove the backing from a tape and expose the adhesive surface is to bend the tape near one of
its ends. This should cause the tape and its backing to
separate, allowing you to pull them apart.
To adjust the print density
1. Turn power on.
2. Press SET UP to display the SET UP menu.
3. Use u and i to highlight “DENSITY”, and then press
SET.
Part 9 Frames
The frame feature makes it easy to add attractive ornamental frames to your text. You get a choice of two types of
frames.
Frame around the printing area
– – – DENS I T Y – – – –
Printing Precautions
• Never turn power off while printing is being performed.
• Make sure that the tape outlet is not blocked before you
start printing.
• Never operate the tape cutter while printer is being performed (indicated by the message “NOW PRINTING” on
the display).
• During printing at very high density, printing of very long
text, or repeat printing of the same text a number of times,
the label printer may stop printing for about five seconds.
This is not a malfunction, and normal printing should
resume shortly.
Printing a Tape
Printing a tape is as easy as pressing the PRINT key.
Frames around each character
L I GH T
<
DARK
>
1 2 3 4 5
4. Use t and y to highlight the density you want to use
and then press SET to apply the setting and return to the
text input screen.
• The higher the number you select, the darker the characters that are printed.
The image display lets you view a realistic image of exactly
what your tape will look like before you print it.
To show the image display
1. After laying out the label you plan to print, press IMAGE.
2. After the print operation is complete, rotate the tape cutter lever to cut the tape.
• Make sure you rotate the tape cutter lever as far as it will
go, but do not apply excessive force.
3. Use scissors to trim the tape to the size you want, if necessary.
• After you print a tape, you can peel off its paper backing
and stick the tape onto the object you want. Note that the
tape will not stick on coarse, wet, oily, or soiled surfaces.
Also, you should not try to use the tape where it is exposed to direct sunlight or rain. Do not stick the tape onto
human skin.
1. Input the text you want to frame.
2. Press FRAME.
– – – – F RAME – – – – –
Using the Image Display
To print a tape
1. Press the PRINT key to print a tape of the text you have
input and laid out.
• To stop a print operation that is in progress, press ESC.
• You can add extra margin to the beginning of the tape by
pressing FUNC and then FEED before starting the print
operation.
To specify a frame around the printing
area
ABC
• The image on the display scrolls from right to left.
2. To stop the image from scrolling and freeze the current
contents on the display, press SET.
3. Press SET again to resume scrolling.
4. Press ESC to quit the image display.
• Labels that contain very thin lines or a large number of
characters may not appear normally on the image display.
A L L T EX T
E ACH CHARAC T ER
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “ALL TEXT”
and press SET.
– – – – F RAME – – – – –
– A L L T EX T –
1
4. Use u, i, t and y to move the highlighting to the
frame you want to use and press SET.
– – – – F RAME – – – – –
PR I N T ?
SE T / ESC
L E NG T H
8 . 5 cm
• See page E-30 for a complete list of the ALL TEXT frames
that are available.
5. Press SET to print your text with the selected frame or
ESC to abort the print operation without printing anything.
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To specify frames around each character
1. Input the text you want to frame.
2. Press FRAME.
– – – – F RAME – – – – –
– E ACH CHARAC T E 1
To use a preset layout to create a label and
print it
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “LAYOUT” and then press
SET.
– – – – L A Y OU T – – – –
N EW
RECA L L
DE L E T E
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EACH CHARACTER” and press SET.
4. Use u, i, t and y to move the highlighting to the
frame you want to use and press SET.
• See page E-30 for a complete list of the EACH CHARACTER frames that are available.
5. Press SET to print your text with the selected frame or
ESC to abort the print operation without printing anything.
– – – – L A Y OU T – – – –
BOX
ON
D I R E C T I ON
HOR Z
M I RROR
NOR M A L
L E NG T H
1 4 . 8 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW” and
then press SET.
– – – – L A Y OU T – – – –
V I DEO
AUD I O
F I LE
M ANAGE M EN T
ADDRE S S
NAME
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “VIDEO” and
then press SET.
Part 10 PRESETS Menu Functions
This part of the manual describes how to use the PRESETS
menu to access a variety of different built-in functions that
make label creation quicker and easier.
To display the PRESETS menu
1. Press PRESETS.
• Note that PRESETS menu functions are normally used
when there is no text on the input screen. If there is text
on the screen when you press PRESETS, the message
“CLEARS INPUT TEXT!” appears on the screen. You can
proceed with the operation (and clear the text), or press
ESC to abort without clearing anything.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the preset you
want to select and then press SET.
LAYOUT
The preset layouts provide a total of 74 label templates that
you can use to create attractive labels quickly and easily.
Each template is made up of “elements” whose contents
you can use as they are or change to something else. You
can even store completed labels in memory for instant recall when you need them.
• Note that 6mm wide tape cannot be used for printing a
preset layout.
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6. Input the text you want to include in each element, and
then press SET to advance to the next element.
• To use a character already in an element without changing it, press SET to advance to the next element. To leave
an element blank, press SET without inputting anything.
• When you press SET after inputting text for the last element, the menu shown here appears.
– – – – V I DEO – – – – –
VHS
VHS – C
8 mm
BE T A
• Note that you can also recall an existing label and make
some modifications to create a new label (page E-21).
4. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “VHS” and
then press SET.
1 2 3 4
L E NG T H
W I DTH
1 4 . 8 cm
18
mm
5. Use t and y to move the highlighting to the number of
the layout you want to use (1, 2, 3, 4) and then press SET.
A SANS
T I TLE
L E NG T H
W I DTH
1 4 . 8 cm
18
mm
7. Specify box on/off, the print direction (page E-17), and
either mirror or normal printing (page E-18).
• Use u and i to move the highlighting between items,
and t and y to change each setting.
• Turning on “BOX” causes the layout to be enclosed in a
box when it is printed.
8. After making the settings you want, press SET.
– – – – L A Y OU T – – – –
PR I N T
S T OR E
EX I T
L E NG T H
1 4 . 8 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
9. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
• The message “CUT THEN [SET]!” appears on the screen.
Operate the tape cut lever to cut off any excess tape.
10. Press SET.
• After printing is complete, operate the tape cut lever to cut
the tape.
11. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
– – – – L A Y OU T – – – –
EX I T
SE T / ESC
L E NG T H
W I DTH
1 4 . 8 cm
18
mm
12. Press SET to end the operation.
To store a label created using a preset layout
• Note that some blocks already contain characters. You
can use the characters as they are or replace them with
new ones.
1. Perform steps 1 through 8 under “To use a preset layout
to create a label and print it” to create the label.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “STORE” and
then press SET.
A
NAME ?
L E NG T H
W I DTH
1 4 . 8 cm
18
mm
ORIGINAL
You can create your own original preset layouts to meet your
specific needs and store them in memory.
• Note that 6mm wide tape cannot be used for printing an
original preset layout.
– – – OR I G I N A L – – –
Blocks and lines
3. Input up to five characters for the name of the label, and
then press SET.
– – – – L A Y OU T – – – –
S T OR E ?
SE T / ESC
U S E D M E M OR Y
To recall a preset layout label from memory
1. While the LAYOUT menu is on the display, use u and i
to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and then press SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the label you want,
and then press SET to recall it.
3. Now you can make any changes in the label contents
and then print it, or simply print the label without making
any changes.
• To make changes in the label contents, use the procedures starting from step 8 under “To use a preset layout
to create a label and print it”.
• To print the label without making any changes, perform
the procedure starting from step 6 under “To use a preset
layout to create a label and print it”.
T – L E NG T H
A block is a layout element that indicates the location of text
and graphics. A block can contain one or more lines of text.
To create a new original layout
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “ORIGINAL” and then press
SET.
2 0%
4. Press SET to store the label or ESC to abort the operation without storing anything.
5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
6. Press SET to end the operation.
– – – OR I G I N A L – – –
N EW
U S E E X I S T I NG
RECA L L
DE L E T E
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW” and
then press SET.
Number of blocks
Pattern name
– – – OR I G I N A L – – –
B L OC K ?
←– +→
1 B L OC K
↑ –+ ↓
AU T O
Layout
3. Use t and y to specify the number of blocks in your
layout, and u and i to specify the relative lengths of
each block.
• When specifying the relative length of each block, you
can select automatic sizing (AUTO) or one of fixed length
patterns.
4. After making your settings, press SET.
To delete a preset layout label from memory
– – – OR I G I N A L – – –
L I NE ? S I Z E ?
1. While the LAYOUT menu is on the display, use u and i
to move the highlighting to “DELETE” and then press SET.
VHS1
L Pa r t y
DEL
2
L E NG T H
W I DTH
1 4 . 8 cm
18
mm
2. Use u and i to display the name of the label you want,
and then press SET to delete it.
3. Press SET to delete the label.
6. If you specified fixed lengths for blocks (FIX) in step 3,
advance to step 7, below. If you specified automatic sizing (AUTO) in step 3, you now should use t and y to
specify automatic sizing (AUTO) or a fixed sizing (FIX)
for the overall tape length.
Currently
selected block
←– +→
1 B L OC K
↑ –+ ↓
1–1
5. Use t and y to select one of the blocks in the layout and
then use u and i to change the number of lines in the
block and the size of the text.
• Repeat step 5 for all the blocks in the label, and then
press SET.
AU T O
AU T O c m
• Select “FIX” in the above step if you want to specify a
fixed tape length. While “FIX” is shown on the display, press
i to move the highlighting to the tape length value. Next,
use t and y to change the fixed tape length value and
then press SET to advance to step 8.
• Specify “AUTO” above if you want the label printer to automatically adjust the length of the tape in accordance
with the text you input. Then press SET to advance to
step 8.
7. Use t and y to change the fixed tape length value, and
then press SET.
8. Input the text you want to appear in each block, pressing
SET to advance to the next block or line.
• To leave a block or line blank, press SET without inputting
anything.
• When you press SET after inputting the text for the last
block or line, the menu shown here appears.
– – – OR I G I N A L – – –
D I R E C T I ON
HOR Z
M I RROR
N O RM A L
L E NG T H
1 0 . 0 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
9. Specify the print direction (page E-17) and either mirror
or normal printing (page E-18).
• Use u and i to move the highlighting between items,
and t and y to change each setting.
10. After making the settings you want, press SET.
– – – OR I G I N A L – – –
PR I N T
S T OR E
EX I T
L E NG T H
1 0 . 0 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
11. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
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12. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
13. Press SET to end the operation.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the layout you
want, and then press SET to recall it.
To recall an original layout with text from
memory
1. While the ORIGINAL menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and then press
SET.
• “RECALL” recalls your original layout along with the text
you input when you created the layout.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the layout you
want, and then press SET to recall it.
3. Now you can make any changes in the label contents
and then print it, or simply print the label without making
any changes.
• To make changes in the label contents, use the procedures starting from step 6 under “To use a preset layout
to create a label and print it”.
• To print the label without making any changes, perform
the procedure starting from step 8 under “To use a preset
layout to create a label and print it”.
To recall an original layout without text from
memory
1. While the ORIGINAL menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “USE EXISTING” and then
press SET.
• “USE EXISTING” recalls your original layout, but the text
you input when you created the layout is not recalled.
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a SANS
E N L A RG E D
OR I G I NAL
OSk i
CALL
3
To store an original layout
1. Perform steps 1 through 10 under “To create a new original layout” to create the layout.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “STORE” and
then press SET.
3. Input up to five characters for the name of the layout,
and then press SET.
4. Press SET to store the layout or ESC to abort the operation without storing anything.
5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET
6. Press SET to end the operation.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the enlargement size you want to use and then press SET.
L E NG T H
W I DTH
AU T O c m
18
mm
3. Use u and i to select “YES” or “NO” and then press
SET.
• If you selected “YES” in step 3, continue from step 3 of
“To create a new original layout”. Note, however, that you
cannot change the number of blocks in the layout in this
case.
• If you selected “NO” in step 3, continue from step 8 of “To
create a new original layout”.
3. Input up to 16 characters of text, and then press SET.
4. Specify the print direction (page E-17) and either mirror
or normal printing (page E-18).
• Use u and i to move the highlighting between items,
and t and y to change each setting.
5. After making the settings you want, press SET.
– – – E N L A RG E D – – –
PR I N T
EX I T
To delete an original layout from memory
1. While the ORIGINAL menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “DELETE” and then press
SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the layout you
want, and then press SET to delete it.
3. Press SET to delete the layout.
L E NG T H
13 . 5 cm
6. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
7. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
8. Press SET to end the operation.
ENLARGE
This item lets you print up to 16 characters on multiple tapes.
You can then assemble the tapes into an enlarged label.
Note that this item is available only when 12, 18, or 24mm
tape is loaded in the label printer. See page E-30 for important information about character sizes and tape width when
using the various setting of this item.
• 12mm tape cannot be used for printing a tape enlarged
using the “4 PIECES LARGE” setting.
BAR CODE
To print a large-size label
Only the following types of tape should be used for printing
bar codes.
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “ENLARGED” and then
press SET.
– – – E N L A RG E D – – –
2
3
4
4
P I ECES
P I ECES
P I ECES
P I E C E S L A RG E
With this item, you can print any one of seven different types
of bar codes: EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, ITF,
CODE39, CODABAR.
Important! The procedure you use to print a bar code depends on the type of bar code you select.
Bar Code Tape
• Black on white tape (WE)
• Blue on white tape (WEB)
• Black on yellow tape (YW)
Important!
• You cannot use 6mm tape to print bar codes.
• You can input up to 60 characters as comment text when
using 18mm/24mm tape. You cannot input comment text
with 9mm and 12mm tape (the comment input screen will
not appear). If you do not want to input comment text,
press SET without inputting anything.
• Always test bar codes produced using this label printer
before actually using them. If bar codes cannot be read
properly, try adjusting the print density (page E-19) or using a larger character size.
EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E
The following applies to EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, and UPCE bar codes.
To print a bar code
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “BAR CODE” and then
press SET.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW” and
then press SET.
ITF, CODE39, CODABAR
The following applies to ITF, CODE39 and CODABAR bar
codes.
To print a bar code
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “BAR CODE” and then
press SET.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW” and
then press SET.
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the type of bar
code you want to print and then press SET.
– – – B A R COD E – – –
– CHECK D I G I T –
YE S
NO
To recall a bar code from memory
1. While the BAR CODE menu is on the display, use u
and i to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and then
press SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the bar code you
want, and then press SET to recall it.
3. Now you can make changes in the bar code and print it
or store it as a new bar code.
To delete a bar code from memory
1. While the BAR CODE menu is on the display, use u
and i to move the highlighting to “DELETE” and then
press SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the bar code you
want, and then press SET to delete it.
3. Press SET to delete the bar code.
– – – B A R COD E – – –
NUMBERING
EAN – 1 3
EAN – 8
UPC – A
UPC – E
I TF
COD E 3 9
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the type of bar
code you want to print and then press SET.
a SANS
CO M M E N T
W I DTH
18
mm
• This display appears only if you are using 18mm/24mm
tape. If you are using different tape, skip to step 5.
4. Input up to 60 characters of comment text if you want,
and then press SET.
5. Input the bar code’s data and then press SET.
6. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the size you
want to use and then press SET.
– – – B A R COD E – – –
PR I N T
S T OR E
EX I T
L E NG T H
6 . 1 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
7. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
8. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
9. Press SET to end the operation.
4. Use u and i to select “YES” (use check digit) or “NO”
(do not use check digit) and then press SET.
• This display appears only if you are using 18mm/24mm
tape. If you are using different tape, skip to step 6.
This label printer gives you a choice of four different numbering formats that you can use to print sequentially numbered
labels from 0 to 999.
5. Input up to 60 characters of comment text if you want,
and then press SET.
6. Input the bar code’s data and then press SET.
7. Perform steps 6 through 9 under “To print a bar code” of
“EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E”.
: Number followed by up to 220
characters of text.
Formats
1
2
: Number preceded by up to 220
characters of text.
3
: Number with up to 110 characters of text on either side.
The following procedures apply to all bar code types.
4
: Number only.
To store a bar code
To print sequentially numbered labels
1. Perform the required steps to create the bar code so the
following is on the screen.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “STORE” and
then press SET.
3. Input up to five characters for the name of the bar code,
and then press SET.
4. Press SET to store the bar code or ESC to abort the
operation without storing anything.
5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
6. Press SET to end the operation.
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “NUMBERING” and then
press SET.
General Bar code Operations
– – NU M B E R I NG – – –
N EW
RECA L L
DE L E T E
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2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW” and
press SET.
1 2 3 4
L E NG T H
W I DTH
a SANS
NUM B ER
L E NG T H
W I DTH
AU T O c m
18
mm
4. Input the starting number of the numbering sequence
and then press SET.
a SANS
CO M M E N T
L E NG T H
W I DTH
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “CALENDAR” and then
press SET.
– – N UM B E R I NG – – –
PR I N T
S T OR E
EX I T
L E NG T H
3 . 7 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “STORE” and
then press SET.
3. Input up to five characters for the name of the numbering
format, and then press SET.
4. Press SET to store the numbering format or ESC to abort
the operation without storing anything.
5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
6. Press SET to end the operation.
To recall a numbering format from memory
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18
mm
5. Input any comment text you want and then press SET.
– – NU M B E R I NG – – –
D I R E C T I ON
HOR Z
M I RROR
NOR M A L
L E NG T H
AU T O c m
W I DTH
18
mm
• You can also specify the font, character style, and text
effects if you want.
6. Specify the print direction (page E-17) and either mirror
or normal printing (page E-18).
• Use u and i to move the highlighting between items,
and t and y to change each setting.
7. After making the settings you want, press SET.
8. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
• The label printer prints a tape with the number and comment text, and then displays the screen shown in step 3,
with the number incremented by one.
9. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to print as many sequentially
numbered labels as you want.
10. To quit the numbered label operation, press ESC and
then SET.
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To print a calendar
1. Perform steps 1 to 7 to create the numbering format so
the following is on the screen.
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18
mm
3. Use t and y to move the highlighting to the number of
the format you want and then press SET.
1
To store a numbering format
1. While the NUMBERING menu is on the display, use u
and i to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and then
press SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the numbering
format you want, and then press SET to recall it.
3. Now you can make changes in the numbering format
and print it or store it as a new format.
To delete a numbering format from memory
1. While the NUMBERING menu is on the display, use u
and i to move the highlighting to “DELETE” and then
press SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the numbering
format you want, and then press SET to delete it.
3. Press SET to delete the numbering format.
CALENDAR
This item lets you print full-month calendars from 1900 to
2100 on 18mm or 24mm tape. You can highlight holidays
and other special dates on the calendar, and you can control whether the week starts with Sunday or Monday.
– – – CA L ENDAR – – –
M A R 1996
2. Specify the month and year of the calendar you want to
recall, and press SET.
MAR
1996
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
• Use t and y to move the highlighting between the month
and the year.
• Use u and i to change the setting of the selected item.
In the case of the year, you can input a year on the label
printer’s keyboard.
• You can also specify the font (SANS-SERIF, SANS-SERIF
ROUNDED, ROMAN), if you want.
3. Highlight any dates on the calendar that you want.
• Use u, i, t and y to move the cursor around the calendar.
• Press B to highlight or unhighlight the date where the
cursor is located.
• Selecting a day of the week and then pressing B highlights all of the days under that day of the week.
4. After you finish highlighting the dates you want, press
SET.
– – – CA L ENDAR – – –
PR I N T
EX I T
L E NG T H
4 . 8 cm
5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
6. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
7. Press SET to end the operation.
To change the week’s starting day
1. While a calendar is on the display, press FORM.
– – – – – F OR M – – – – –
C A L E ND A R F OR M A T
AL L
Important! Note that an optional special stamp tape cartridge and stamp tape holder is required in order to create a
pre-inked stamp. Contact your dealer to purchase the necessary tape and holder. Load the special stamp tape before
performing the following procedure.
To create a new stamp label
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “CALENDAR
FORMAT” and then press SET.
• You can specify either mirror or normal printing (page
E-18) and feed setting (page E-18), if you select “ALL”
and then press SET.
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to either “MONDAY START” or “SUNDAY START” to select the starting
day for each week, and then press SET.
1. Press STAMP.
– – – – S T AMP – – – – –
N EW
RECA L L
DE L E T E
6. Input the text you want to include in each block, and then
press SET to advance to the next block.
• To leave a block blank, press SET without inputting anything.
• When you press SET after inputting the text for the last
block, the following menu appears.
– – – – S T AMP – – – – –
– B OX –
OF F
7. Use u and i to select a box type and then press SET.
– – – – S T AMP – – – – –
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW” and
then press SET.
D I R E C T I ON
HOR Z
USE
S T AMP
L E NG T H
5 . 3 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
– – – – S T AMP – – – – –
PHRASES
A collection of preset phrases can be recalled quickly and
easily when you need them.
To print a preset phrase
1. While the PRESETS menu is on the display, use u and
i to move the highlighting to “PHRASES” and then press
SET.
– – – PHRA S E S – – – –
R E G I S T E RE D
URG E N T
EXPRESS
CON F I D E N T I A L
A I R MA I L
PA I D
2. Use u and i to scroll through the preset phrases until
the one you want is highlighted and then press SET.
3. Use u and i to highlight “PRINT”, then press SET to
print the phrase.
4. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET to end the operation.
Part 11 Stamp Printing
The stamp printing feature lets you create your own stamps
using a selection of various formats. Then you can print on
special stamp tape and attach the finished tape to an optionally available stamp holder.
When using the ST-15 stamp holder, select NL (10×55mm)
as the stamp holder type in step 3 of the procedure described below.
18mm Tape
24mm Tape
N S ( 1 0 × 2 0 mm )
N L ( 1 0 × 5 5 mm )
W S ( 1 6 × 3 2 mm )
W L ( 1 6 × 7 0 mm )
3. Use u and i to move the highlighting to the stamp
holder model that you will be using with your stamp tape
and then press SET.
– N S ( 1 0 × 2 0 mm ) – –
L ONG
S QU A R E
ROUND
4. Select the type of frame you want to use and press SET.
1 2
L E NG T H
W I DTH
5 . 3 cm
18
mm
• The number of layouts that appear on the right display
depends on the type of stamp holder you are using.
5. Use t and y to select the layout that you want to use
and then press SET.
a SANS
I T EM
L E NG T H
W I DTH
5 . 3 cm
18
mm
• If you select “ROUND”, proceed immediately to step 8.
• If you select “LONG FRAME”, you will then have to select a
specific frame type before to proceed to step 8.
8. Use u and i to move the highlighting and use t and
y to specify the setting and then press SET.
– – – – S T AMP – – – – –
PR I N T
S T OR E
EX I T
L E NG T H
5 . 3 cm
W I DTH
18
mm
9. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “PRINT” and
then press SET to execute it.
• After printing is complete, operate the tape cut lever to
cut the tape.
10. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
11. Press SET to end the operation.
To store a stamp label
1. Perform steps 1 through 9 under “To create a new stamp
label” to create the label.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “STORE” and
then press SET.
3. Input up to five characters for the name of the label, and
then press SET.
4. Press SET to store the label or ESC to abort the operation without storing anything.
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5. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “EXIT” and
then press SET.
6. Press SET to end the operation.
To recall a stamp label from memory
1. While the STAMP menu is on the display, use u and i
to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and then press SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the label you want,
and then press SET to recall it.
3. Press SET. Now you can make any changes in the label
contents and then print it, or simply print the label without making any changes.
• To make changes in the label contents, use the procedures starting from step 6 under “To create a new stamp
label”.
• To print the label without making any changes, perform
the procedures starting from step 6 without in putting any
characters.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “STORE” and
then press SET.
3. Press SET to store the text in memory or ESC to abort
the store procedure without storing anything.
Recalling Text From Memory
There are two methods you can use to recall text: sequential search and character search. With sequential search,
you scroll through memory contents until you find what you
want. With character search, you input up to eight characters and the label printer searches through its memory to
find them for you.
To recall memory text using sequential search
1. Press MEMORY.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and
then press SET.
a
S E ARCH ?
To delete a stamp label from memory
1. While the STAMP menu is on the display, use u and i
to move the highlighting to “DELETE” and then press
SET.
2. Use u and i to display the name of the label you want,
and then press SET to delete it.
3. Press SET to delete the label.
• There are two stamp tape sizes: 18mm and 24mm. There
are also four types of stamp holders: large and small for
24mm tape, and large and small for 18mm tape. Note that
certain stamp tape and stamp holders may not be available in some areas.
Part 12 Memory
This part of the manual tells you how to store text data in
memory for instant recall when you need it. You can store
up to 2,500 characters in memory.
To store data
1. Input the text you want to store, and then press MEMORY.
– – – – M E M OR Y – – – –
S T OR E
RECA L L
DE L E T E
U S E D M E M OR Y
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3. Press SET without inputting anything and the first item
stored in memory appears.
4. Use u and i to scroll through the items in memory
until the one you want is on the display.
5. Press SET.
– – – – M E M OR Y – – – –
– RECA L L –
N EW
CO M B I N E
• What you do next depends on whether or not you want to
delete existing text on the display or combine the recalled
text with existing text.
NEW
1. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “NEW”.
2. Press SET to delete any text that was previously on the
input screen and replace it with the recalled text.
COMBINE
1. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “COMBINE”
and then press SET.
2. Use u , i, t and y to move the cursor to the location
where you want the recalled text inserted and then press
SET.
To recall memory text using character search
1. Press MEMORY.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “RECALL” and
then press SET.
3. Input the characters you want and then press SET to
start the search operation.
• The first item that starts with the characters you input appears on the screen.
• The characters must come at the very beginning of the
item. The label printer does not find the characters if they
come at the beginning of a block or line inside the item.
4. Continue from step 4 under “To recall memory text using
sequential search.”
To delete memory text
1. Press MEMORY.
2. Use u and i to move the highlighting to “DELETE”
and then press SET.
3. Use either sequential search or character search to display the memory text you want to delete and then press
SET.
4. Press SET to delete the data.
Part 13 Data Communication
This section tells you how to send data from a SF Unit,
Graphic Scientific Calculator, or a Copy Pen to the label
printer.
Important! Before performing any of the procedures in this
section, make sure that the width of the tape loaded in your
label printer is 9mm or greater.
Notes
• “Copy Pen” in this section refers to the CASIO CP-9 Copy
Pen.
• “SF Unit” in this section refers to SF-7600SP/SF-8300/
SF-8350/SF-8350R/SF-8500/SF-M10/SF-9000/SF-9300/
SF-9350/SF-9350R/SF-9500/SF-9700/SF-R10/SF-R20.
• “Graphic Scientific Calculator” in this section refers to
CFX-9800G/RM-9800G/fx-7700GH/fx-9700GH/
CFX-9850G/CFX-9950G.
Important! You need the optionally available CASIO
SB-62 Connecting Cable to connect the two units for data
communication.
• The optional FA-900 makes it possible for you to use the
label printer to print data created on your personal computer.
Importing Data from an SF Unit
Use the following procedure to send data to the label printer
from a SF Unit.
To connect the SF Unit to the label printer
1. Turn off the power of the label printer and the SF Unit.
2. Use the optionally available SB-62 Connecting Cable to
connect the SF Unit to the label printer.
3. Turn on the power of the label printer and the SF Unit.
To send data from the SF Unit to the label
printer
1. On the SF Unit, use its pen printer function to recall the
data you want to send.
• See the Owner’s Manual that comes with the SF Unit for
details on how to recall data.
2. On the label printer, press FUNC and then DEL (COMM).
This causes the message “RECEIVE? SET/ESC” to appear on the label printer screen.
3. Press SET, and the message changes to “RECEIVE OK!”
4. On the SF Unit, press SET to start sending data to the
label printer.
• A communication error occurs on the label printer if it does
not start to receive data within about 20 seconds after the
“RECEIVE OK!” message appears on its screen.
• “NOW SENDING” is on the screen of the SF Unit and
“NOW SENDING” is on the screen of the label printer while
data is being transferred.
• If a communication error occurs on the label printer, press
any key besides OFF, FUNC, SHIFT, CODE or ON to clear
the error, and then try again.
• The label printer screen shown appear as shown below
after data communication is complete.
• The received data is indicated on the display as “DATA 1”,
“DATA 2”, and so on. Up to 16 data items can be received,
as long as the total length of the tape to print the data
items does not exceed 250mm.
C O MM
1×1
1
1 . 8 cm
DA T A 1
5. On the label printer, press CAPS to specify the receive
mode of additional data items.
Each press of CAPS toggles label printer between the
following two modes.
• COMM
Received data is appended to the end of previously
received data.
• COMM
Received data replaces previously received data.
• If you do not want to receive and append any more data
items, skip steps 5 and 6.
6. Press SET and repeat steps 3 and 4 to receive more
data.
• The “!” indicator means that data items will be printed
one at a time. If you want to print all of the received data
items at once, press B to change “!” to “A”. Press B
again to change back to “!”.
7. Press PRINT to print the data.
• If “!” is on the display, pressing PRINT prints the single
data item where the cursor is currently located. Use u
and i to move the cursor to the data item you want to
print.
• If “A” is on the display, pressing PRINT prints all of the
received data items.
• Use a tape that is at least 9mm wide when printing received data items.
• You can enlarge received data item character size vertically by a factor of two and horizontally up to a factor of 4.
• Use a tape width of at least 18mm when received data
item character size is increased vertically by a factor of two.
• None of the following functions can be used with received
data: frames, preset formats, auto sizing, preset layouts,
block operations, proportional character spacing, smoothing, character input settings, character deletion, text storage into memory, text recall from memory.
• The printer returns to the screen in step 4 (the one that
appears after data communication is complete) after printing is complete.
8. Press ESC SET to quit data communications.
• All received data is cleared from label printer memory when
you quit data communications.
9. Turn the label printer and SF Unit off and disconnect the
cable.
Importing Data from a Copy Pen
Use the following procedure to send data to the label printer
from a Copy Pen.
To connect the Copy Pen to the label printer
1. Turn off the power of the label printer and the Copy Pen.
2. Use the optionally available SB-62 Connecting Cable to
connect the Copy Pen to the label printer.
3. Turn on the power of the label printer and the Copy Pen.
To send data from the Copy Pen to the label
printer
1. On the Copy Pen, press READ and read the data you
want to send.
• If you are using the Copy Pen’s pause feature, note that
you will be able to send up to 15 data items (reads), as
long as the total length of the tape to print the data does
not exceed 250mm.
• See the Owner’s Manual that comes with the Copy Pen
for details on how to read data.
2. On the label printer, press FUNC and then DEL (COMM).
This causes the message “RECEIVE? SET/ESC” to appear on the label printer screen.
3. Press SET to receive the data.
C O MM
1×1
1
1 . 8 cm
DA T A 1
• The label printer screen shown appear as shown above
after data communication is complete.
• The received data is indicated on the display as “DATA 1”,
“DATA 2”, and so on. Up to 15 data items can be received,
as long as the total length of the tape to print the data
items does not exceed 250mm.
• If a communication error occurs on the label printer, press
ESC to clear the error, and then try again.
4. On the label printer, press CAPS to specify the receive
mode of additional data items.
Each press of CAPS toggles label printer between the
following two modes.
• COMM
Received data is appended to the end of previously
received data.
• COMM
Received data replaces previously received data.
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• If you do not want to receive and append any more data
items, skip steps 4 and 5.
5. Repeat step 3 to receive more data.
• The “!” indicator means that data items will be printed
one at a time. If you want to print all of the received data
items at once, press B to change “!” to “A”. Press B
again to change back to “!”.
6. Press PRINT to print the data.
• If “!” is on the display, pressing PRINT prints the single
data item where the cursor is currently located. Use u
and i to move the cursor to the data item you want to
print.
• If “A” is on the display, pressing PRINT prints all of the
received data items.
• Use a tape that is at least 9mm wide when printing received data items.
• You can enlarge received data item character size vertically by a factor of two and horizontally up to a factor of 4.
• Use a tape width of at least 18mm when received data
item character size is increased vertically by a factor of
two.
• None of the following functions can be used with received
data: frames, preset formats, auto sizing, preset layouts,
block operations, proportional character spacing, smoothing, character input settings, character deletion, text storage into memory, text recall from memory.
• The printer returns to the screen in step 3 (the one that
appears after data communication is complete) after printing is complete.
7. Press ESC SET to quit data communications.
• All received data is cleared from label printer memory when
you quit data communications.
8. Turn the label printer and Copy Pen off and disconnect
the cable.
Importing Data from a Graphic Scientific
Calculator
Use the following procedure to send data to the label printer
from one of the following CASIO Graphic Scientific Calculator models: CFX-9800G, RM-9800G, fx-7700GH, fx9700GH, CFX-9850G, CFX-9950G.
Important!
• Note that some of the steps you need to perform in the
following procedure depend on the graphic scientific calculator model you are sending data from.
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• Before performing any of the procedures in this section,
make sure that the width of the tape loaded in your label
printer is 9mm or greater.
To connect the graphic scientific calculator to
the label printer
1. Turn off the power of the label printer and the calculator.
2. Use the optionally available SB-62 Connecting Cable to
connect the calculator to the label printer.
3. Start the data send operation on the calculator.
• CFX-9850G, CFX-9950G
Press [F<>D].
• fx-7700GH, fx-9700GH, CFX-9800G, RM-9800G
Press M-Disp.
4. After data communication is complete, the screen of the
label printer appears as shown below.
C O MM
1×1
1
4 . 9 cm
DA T A 1
• You have to remove the connector cover of the graphic
scientific calculator to attach the cable. Keep the connector cover in a safe place so you can replace it later.
3. Turn on the calculator and then the label printer.
To send data from a graphic scientific
calculator to the label printer
1. Set up the calculator to send data.
• CFX-9850G, CFX-9950G
In the data communication main menu, press F6 (IMGE),
and then select “Monochrome” for Image Set.
F2 (MONO)
Next, display the screen you want to send.
• fx-7700GH, fx-9700GH
Display the setup screen and specify COPY as the function of the M-Disp key.
Next, display the screen you want to send.
• CFX-9800G, RM-9800G
Display the setup screen and press F3 (MON) to specify
MONOCHR as the function of the M-Disp key.
Next, display the screen you want to send.
2. On the label printer, press FUNC, DEL (COMM) and then
SET to set it up to receive data.
• The above operation causes the message “RECEIVE OK!”
to appear on the label printer’s screen to indicate that it is
standing by to receive data. If you do not perform the next
step within 20 seconds after this message appears, the
message changes to “SEND ERROR!” If this happens,
press ESC and start again.
• The received data is indicated on the display as “DATA 1”,
“DATA 2”, and so on. Up to 15 data items can be received,
as long as the total length of the tape to print the data
items does not exceed 250mm.
• If the message “SEND ERROR!” is on the screen, press
ESC and try again.
5. On the label printer, press CAPS to specify the receive
mode of additional data items.
Each press of CAPS toggles label printer between the
following two modes.
• COMM
Received data is appended to the end of previously
received data.
• COMM
Received data replaces previously received data.
• If you do not want to receive and append any more data
items, skip steps 5 and 6.
6. Press SET and repeat step 3 to receive more data.
• The “!” indicator means that data items will be printed
one at a time. If you want to print all of the received data
items at once, press B to change “!” to “A”. Press B
again to change back to “!”.
7. Press PRINT to print the data.
• If “!” is on the display, pressing PRINT prints the single
data item where the cursor is currently located. Use u
and i to move the cursor to the data item you want to
print.
• If “A” is on the display, pressing PRINT prints all of the
received data items.
• Use a tape that is at least 9mm wide when printing received data items.
• You can enlarge received data item character size vertically by a factor of two and horizontally up to a factor of 4.
• Use a tape width of at least 18mm when received data
item character size is increased vertically by a factor of
two.
• None of the following functions can be used with received
data: frames, preset formats, auto sizing, preset layouts,
block operations, proportional character spacing, smoothing, character input settings, character deletion, text storage into memory, text recall from memory.
• The printer returns to the screen in step 4 (the one that
appears after data communication is complete) after printing is complete.
8. After printing is complete, press ESC SET to quit data
communications.
• All received data is cleared from label printer memory when
you quit data communications.
9. Turn the label printer and graphic scientific caluculator
off and disconnect the cable.
Initial Settings
Initializing the Label Printer
The following are the initial settings of the label printer whenever you turn it power on or reset the unit.
If you experience serious malfunction of the label printer or
if operation fails completely, try performing the following
operation to initialize the printer.
Item
Display
Power On
Reset
Cleared
Cleared
Memory
Retained
Cleared
User Characters
Retained
Cleared
Calendar Week Start Day
Sunday
Sunday
Horizontal
Horizontal
Left
Left
Justification
Justified
Justified
Character Spacing
Narrow
Narrow
Horz/Vert
Text Alignment
Part 14 Reference
Block Length
Auto
Auto
This section contains information about the label printer that
you can use as reference when you need it.
Mirror Printing
Normal
Normal
Important! Initializing the label printer deletes all memory
contents. Make sure you have a back-up copy of text stored
in memory if you need it.
To initialize the label printer
1. Turn power off.
2. Holding down the PRINT, ESC, and ON keys, turn power
back on.
I N I T I AL ?
S E T / E SC
• This prompt confirms whether or not you want to initialize
the label printer.
3. Press SET to initialize the label printer or ESC to abort
the reset operation.
Proportional Spacing
On
On
Format Indicator
Cleaning the Printer Head and Roller
Smoothing
On
On
A dirty printer head and roller can result in poor printing
quality. If you have problems with print quality, use the following procedure to clean the printer head and roller.
The following shows how the brackets on either side of the
format indicator change to indicate various conditions.
Block Spacing
[■]: fixed block length (specified by user)
(■]: block text too long for fixed block length, but printing
will be performed by compressing text.
■]: Printed tape length will be longer than specified fixed
length because text will not fit within fixed tape length
even if its size is reduced 50%.
To clean the printer head and roller
1. Make sure the label printer is turned off.
2. Press the tape cartridge compartment cover release and
open the compartment cover.
3. Remove the tape cartridge.
4. Use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to clean the printer
head and roller as shown in the illustration.
Narrow
Narrow
Auto Feed
Long
Long
Tape Length
Auto
Auto
Block Alignment
Left
Left
Retained
Sans-Serif
Insert
Insert
Contrast (32 levels)
Retained
Level 17
Density (5 levels)
Retained
Level 3
Default Font
Insert/Overwrite
Sound
Printer head
Roller
5. Replace the tape cartridge and close the compartment
cover.
On
On
Language
Retained
English
cm/inch
Retained
cm
Tape Length Indicator
The following shows how the brackets on either side of the
tape length indicator change to indicate various conditions.
[5.1cm]: fixed tape length specified by user.
5.1cm]: Printing operation cannot be performed.
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Illustrations
Frames
ENLARGED Label Measurements
● ALL TEXT
12 mm
● EACH CHARACTER
● DINGBAT
● NUMBER
● GREEK, RUSSIAN
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Fonts
24 mm
18 mm
Symbols, Dingbats, and Special Characters
● SYMBOL
Size
Increase
Character
Size
Resulting
Tape Width
2 pieces
8×8 times
24×24mm
24mm
3 pieces
12×12 times
36×36mm
36mm
4 pieces
16×16 times
48×48mm
48mm
2 pieces
8×8 times
24×24mm
30mm
3 pieces
12×12 times
36×36mm
42mm
4 pieces
16×16 times
48×48mm
54mm
4 pieces
Large
20×20 times
60×60mm
63mm
2 pieces
8×8 times
24×24mm
36mm
3 pieces
12×12 times
36×36mm
48mm
4 pieces
16×16 times
48×48mm
60mm
4 pieces
Large
20×20 times
60×60mm
69mm
Tape Width
Bar Code Specifications
Bar Code
Type
Check
Print
Digit *1 Digits *3
Troubleshooting
Input Digits
*4
Automatically
Assigned
Number of
Digits
Check
Digit
*1
• Power Supply
Nothing appears on the display.
Input Characters
*8
EAN-13
Yes
13
12
—
1
Numerals
EAN-8
Yes
8
7
—
1
Numerals
UPC-A
Yes
12
11
—
1
Numerals
Numerals
UPC-E
ITF
(Yes) *2
6
6
—
—
No
4 to 22
4 to 22 (even only) *5
—
—
Numerals
Yes
4 to 22
3 to 21(odd only) *6
—
1
No
4 to 22
2 to 20
2 *7
—
Yes
4 to 22
1 to 19
2 *7
1
CODE39
No
4 to 22
4 to 22
—
—
Yes
4 to 22
3 to 21
—
1
CODABAR
*1 The check digit is automatically calculated in accordance
with input data. For EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, and ITF,
the check digit is appended at the end of the printed
digits. For CODE39 and CODABAR, the check digit is
appended one digit before the final digit (when a check
digit is used).
*2 UPC-E includes a check digit, but it is not printed as a
numeral below the bar code.
*3 The number of digits printed below a bar code equals
the input characters plus automatically appended characters.
*4 An error message is displayed whenever there are insufficient digits. The unit will not allow input of too many
digits.
Alpha-numeric characters; hyphen; period;
space; dollar sign; slash; plus sign; percent
sign
Numerals; hyphen; period; dollar sign; colon;
slash; plus sign; letters A through D (first and
final digits only) *9
*5 An error message appears and printing is impossible if
an odd number of digits are input when an ITF check
digit is not being used. Append a zero to the beginning
of the digits and re-input.
*6 An error message appears and printing is impossible if
an even number of digits are input when an ITF check
digit is being used. Append a zero to the beginning of
the digits and re-input
*7 Both the start code and end stop code of CODE39 must
be asterisks.
*8 An error message appears and printing is impossible if
any characters other than those specified here are used.
*9 With CODABAR, A, B, C, or D can be used as the start
code and stop code. An error message appears and printing is impossible if any other character is used.
Possible Cause
Action
Improper display contrast setting
Adjust display contrast.
AC adaptor is not connected correctly.
Make sure the AC adaptor is
connected correctly.
• Text Input
Cannot input text.
Possible Cause
Action
FUNC key has been
pressed.
Press ESC to clear FUNC key
operation.
Tape does not come out when PRINT is pressed.
Possible Cause
Action
Tape cartridge compartment cover is not
closed completely.
Securely close the tape cartridge cover.
No more tape left in
the cartridge.
Replace the tape cartridge with
a new one.
Tape jam
Remove the tape cartridge and
pull out the jammed tape by
hand. Cut off excess tape with
scissors, and carefully replace
the cartridge into the label printer.
Important!
Never allow the tape outlet to
become blocked and never
touch tape as it is being fed
during printing.
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Tape comes out when PRINT is pressed, but nothing
is printed on it.
Possible Cause
Action
Only blank spaces
were input.
Input the text you want to print.
• Tape Cutting
• Data Communication
Possible Cause
Action
Possible Cause
Action
Tape cutter blade is
dull.
Take the label printer to the
dealer from whom you purchased it to have the tape cutter blade replaced.
Poor data communication cable connection
Make sure the data communication cable jacks are connected securely.
Passage of too much
time after setting up
for data communication
Be sure to start actual data
transfer within about 20 seconds
after pressing SET to start a data
communication operation.
Printing is blurred, blotched, broken, etc.
Possible Cause
Action
Improper print density
setting
Adjust the print density setting.
Improper loading of
the cartridge
Remove the tape cartridge and
reload it correctly.
Dirty print head or rubber roller
Clean the printer head and
roller.
Printed text is cut off by tape cut operation.
Possible Cause
Action
The printer is set up
for manual tape feed.
Be sure to press the FEED key
before performing the tape cut
operation.
Important!
When the printer is set up for
manual tape feed, the tape is
not fed automatically after printing is complete.
Ink ribbon is being fed from the tape outlet along
with the tape.
Possible Cause
Action
Ink ribbon cassette
loaded while the ink
ribbon is slack.
Remove the ink ribbon cassette
and check to make sure the ink
ribbon is not broken. Next, take
up any slack in the ink ribbon
and then reload the tape cartridge.
Important!
• Before loading an ink ribbon
cassette into the label printer,
always make sure you take up
any slack in the ink ribbon
first.
• If the ink ribbon is broken, you
must change to another ink
ribbon cassette.
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Cannot transfer data.
Cannot cut tape.
Out of tape
Replace the tape cartridge with
a new one.
• Using Labels
Label will not adhere to a surface.
Possible Cause
Action
The backing paper is
still on the back of the
tape.
Peel the backing paper from the
back of the tape to expose the
adhesive.
Surface is unsuitable
for affixing a tape.
Labels do not adhere well to
surfaces that are rough, wet,
oily, or dirty.
Error Messages
Message
Cause and Recommended Action
SAME NAME
ALREADY
USED!
Name being assigned to a preset
format is already used. Use a different name.
DATA ITEM
NOT FOUND!
No match for characters specified for
a search operation. Change to other
characters or use sequential search.
TOO MANY
LINES!
Too many lines to be printed. Reduce
the number of lines or use a wider
tape.
TOO MANY
LINES TO
FRAME!
Too many lines for printing with a
frame. Reduce the number of lines
or use a wider tape.
ODD NUMBER
OF DIGITS!
CANNOT
PRINT
• Odd number of digits input for ITF
bar code when a check digit is not
being used. Add a 0 (zero) as the
first digit and re-input.
• Even number of digits input for ITF
bar code when a check digit is
being used. Add a 0 (zero) as the
first digit and re-input.
NOT ENOUGH
DIGITS!
CANNOT
PRINT
Bar code print printed does not have
enough digits. Re-input with the
proper number of digits.
RESET!
Memory has not been initialized yet.
Perform the reset operation.
SEND ERROR!
Label printer was unable to receive
data being sent from an external
source. Check cable connections
and parameter settings.
POWER OFF
THEN LOAD A
TAPE
CARTRIDGE
Printing operation performed while
the tape cartridge compartment is
empty. Load a tape cartridge and try
again.
TEXT DOES
NOT FIT!
Text being printed does not fit within
a fixed-length tape. Shorten the text
or change the tape length.
Message
Cause and Recommended Action
Message
Cause and Recommended Action
TEXT DOES
NOT FIT!
Text being printed with a frame does
not fit within a fixed-length tape.
Shorten the text or change the tape
length.
Memory backup battery power is
low. Replace the battery.
DATA ERROR!
RESET!
Print operation attempted when
memory is not initialized. Perform the
reset operation and try again.
BACK-UP
BATTERY
GETTING
WEAK!
PLEASE
REPLACE IT!
DATA ERROR!
RESET!
Memory data has been deleted or
corrupted bacause battery went
dead.
CANNOT
COMBINE!
Recalling text into existing text results in more than 255 characters.
Reduce the number of characters in
existing text.
DATA ERROR!
RESET!
Text storage attempted when
memory is not initialized. Perform the
reset operation and try again.
NO DATA!
Recall or delete operation attempted
while there is no more data in
memory. Press SET to clear the error message.
TOO MANY BL!
Attempt to input a 16th block mark
(only 15 are allowed). Delete block
marks you don’t need.
ILLEGAL
CHARACTERS!
CANNOT
PRINT
• Invalid characters used in a bar
code. Change to allowed characters.
• Letter other than A, B, C, or D input for CODABAR bar code start
code or end code. Use only the
allowable characters.
MEMORY
FULL!
Memory used for data communication is full. Reduce the amount of
data being transferred.
Recall operation incorporating recalled text into existing text would
result in more than 15 block marks.
Reduce the number of block marks
in the existing text and try again.
INPUT TEXT!
Attempt to register characters when
no characters are input. Input characters and try again.
Memory used for storage is full. Delete data in memory that you no
longer need.
NOT ENOUGH
MEMORY!
Operation being attempted would
cause memory used for storage to
become full. To store more, delete
data in memory that you no longer
need.
If you don’t want to store more, press
SET to clear the message and then
continue with the operation.
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Specifications
Memory
Text: up to 2,500 characters
Model: KL-8200
Input
Keyboard Layout: Typewriter (QWERTY)
Character Types
Alpha (English and other languages): 52 (A~Z, a~z),
99 (Á, ß, Ç, W
etc.)
Numbers: 10
Symbols/Greek and Russian Characters: 306
Illustrations: 50
Display
Type: Liquid crystal display
Columns: 12
Lines: 4
Printing
Type: Thermal transfer
Speed: Approximately 10mm/second
Width: 4mm (6mm tape); 8mm (9mm tape); 10mm (12mm
tape); 16mm (18/24mm tape)
Character Matrix: 48 × 48 dots
Character fonts: New Sans-serif, New Sans-serif Italic,
New Sans-serif Rounded, New Roman,
New Roman Italic, Oldface, Oldface
Italic, Courier, Logostyle, Richstroke,
Stencil, Bold Script, Black Letter
Character spacing: NONE, NARROW, MEDIUM, WIDE
Tape Length: 0.0cm to 99.9cm (FIX); longer lengths possible with AUTO
Block Length: 0.0cm to 99.9cm (FIX); longer lengths possible with AUTO
Character Effects: Shade, underline, box
Character Styles: Normal, bold, outline, shadow, raised
Character Sizes: 54 from 1/2 × 1/2 to 5 × 8
Number of Lines:
6mm tape: 2 lines
9mm tape: 4 lines
12mm tape: 5 lines
18mm or 24mm tape: 8 lines
Frames: 55 types
Preset Formats: 74 types
Preset Phrases: 10 types
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General
Power supply: AD-A12140 AC adaptor
Memory Back-up: One CR2032 lithium battery
Battery Life: Approximately 1 year
Power consumption: 11 W
Auto Power Off: Approximately six minutes after last key
operation
Ambient Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Dimensions: 54.6 (H) × 196 (W) × 184.3 (D) mm
(2 1/8" (H) × 7 23/32" (W) × 7 1/4" (D))
Weight: 630g (22oz) (including battery)
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
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Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan