Argox CP-2140 User`s manual

COMPACT PRINTER SERIES
CP-2140
CP-2140E
USER’S MANUAL
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CP-2140 & CP-2140E User‟s Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction ....................................................................... 4
Proprietary Statement ................................................... 4
Product Improvements ................................................. 4
FCC Compliance Statement ......................................... 4
Liability Disclaimer ........................................................ 4
Safety ........................................................................... 5
Getting Started .................................................................. 6
Unpacking Printer ......................................................... 6
Package Contents .................................................... 7
Printer Overview ........................................................... 8
Front View: CP-2140 and CP-2140E........................ 8
Rear View: CP-2140................................................. 9
Rear View: CP-2140E .............................................. 9
Interior View I ......................................................... 10
Interior View II ........................................................ 11
Attaching Power ......................................................... 12
Loading Media ............................................................ 14
Preparing Media ..................................................... 14
Placing Media Roll ................................................. 14
Setting Media Type ..................................................... 19
Loading Ribbon .......................................................... 20
Preparing Ribbon ................................................... 20
Placing Ribbon Rolls .............................................. 21
Printer Operations .......................................................... 26
Printing Media Calibration & Configuration ................. 26
Steps to Start Media Calibration & Configuration ... 26
Sample of Printer Configuration Label ................... 27
Resetting Printer to Factory Defaults .......................... 29
Printer Controls and Indicators ................................... 30
Troubleshooting by LED Indicators Diagnosis ............ 33
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Miscellaneous ............................................................. 36
Recovery..................................................................... 37
Communications ............................................................. 38
Interfaces and Requirements ...................................... 38
USB Interface Requirements .................................. 38
Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements ................. 39
Parallel Interface Requirements.............................. 39
Serial and Parallel Cabling Requirements .............. 39
Ethernet 10/100 Internal Printer Server Option ....... 40
Ethernet Module Status Indicators .......................... 40
Communicating with the Printer .................................. 41
Installing a Plug and Play printer driver (for USB only)
........................................................................... 41
Installing a Printer Driver (for other interfaces except
USB) ................................................................... 47
Caring for Your Printer .................................................... 54
Print Head Maintenance Guide ................................... 54
Cleaning Interval ..................................................... 54
Cleaning Material .................................................... 54
Cleaning Direction .................................................. 55
Product Specification ..................................................... 56
General Specification .................................................. 56
Fonts, Barcodes, and Graphics Specification ............. 58
Printer Programming Language PPLA.................... 58
Printer Programming Language PPLB.................... 59
Interface Specification................................................. 59
USB Interface ......................................................... 60
Serial Interface ....................................................... 60
Parallel (Centronics) Interface ................................ 61
Ethernet Interface ................................................... 64
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Introduction
Proprietary Statement
This manual contains proprietary information of Argox Information Co., Ltd. It is
intended solely for the information and use of parties operating and maintaining the
equipment described herein. Such proprietary information may not be used,
reproduced, or disclosed to any other parties for any other purpose without the
expressed written permission of Argox Information Co., Ltd.
Product Improvements
Continuous improvement of products is a policy of Argox Information Co., Ltd. All
specifications and signs are subject to change without notice.
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into a different outlet on a different circuit.

Consult the dealer or an experience Radio/TV technician for help.
This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded cables
must be used with the unit to insure compliance. The user is cautioned that any
changes or modifications not expressly approved by Argox Information Co., Ltd.
could void the user‟s authority to operate the equipment.
Liability Disclaimer
Argox Information Co., Ltd. takes steps to assure that the company‟s published
engineering specifications and manuals are correct; however, errors do occur. Argox
Information Co., Ltd. reserves the right to correct any such errors and disclaims any
resulting liability. In no event shall Argox Information Co., Ltd. or anyone else
involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the accompanying product
(including hardware and software) be liable for any damages whatsoever (including,
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without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of
business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or the results
of use of or inability to use such product, even if Argox Information Co., Ltd. has been
advised of the possibility of such damages.
CAUTION:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Safety
Supplemental Information: This device complies with the requirement
of FCC Part 15 Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
Conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
INDUSTRY CANADA NOTICE:
This device complies with Industry Canada ICES-003 class A requirements.
Cet equipement est conforme a ICES-003 classe A de la norm Industrielle Canadian.
Please only use adapters with the following electrical characteristics and
are certified by current legislation. Using other adapters may damage the
device and void the warranty also cause risks to the user.
Specifications Input: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 1.8 A
Features Output: 24VDC, 2.4A (60W Max.)
The manufacturer declares under sole responsibility that this product
conforms to the following standards or other normative documents:
EMC: EN 55022:2006+A1:2007, class A
EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
Argox Information Co., Ltd certifies that the following products and/or
components are compliant with the current requirements of the European
Union Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive,
2002/95/EC.
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Getting Started
Congratulations on choosing CP-2140 & CP-2140E compact printer
series, made by Argox Information Co., a leader in the world-wide
barcode industry. CP-2140 and CP-2140E are ideally designed to
easily bring more efficiency for your business. This manual will help
you get to know your new printer and provide sufficient information
needed.
Unpacking Printer
After receiving your printer, please check for possible shipping
damage:
Inspect the outside of both the box and the printer for possible
damage.
1. Open the top cover of the printer to see if all parts are in order.
Note: If shipping damage has been discovered, contact your
shipping company immediately to file a claim.
2. Check whether you have received the following accessories
together with the printer. If there is any item missing, please
contact your local dealer.
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Package Contents
Printer
Quick Installation
Guide
CD ROM
Power Supply
Power Cord
USB cable
Media Hanger &
Media Shields
Ribbon Core
Adaptors

Quick Installation Guide

CD ROM (Documentation & Software)

Power Cord

Media Hanger & Media Shields

Printer

Power Supply

USB cable

Ribbon Core Adaptors
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Printer Overview
Front View: CP-2140 and CP-2140E
Top Cover
Power LED
Ready LED
Feed Button
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Rear View: CP-2140
Power Switch
RS232 Serial
Parallel Port
USB
Power Jack
Rear View: CP-2140E
Power Switch
RS232 Serial
Ethernet
Power Jack
USB
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Interior View I
Media Shields
Ribbon
Pick-up
Holder
Media Hanger
Module Release Latch
PUSH
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Interior View II
Top Cover
Ribbon
Supply
Holder
Media Shaft
Print Head
Transmissive
Sensor
Media Guides
Platen Roller
Power LED
Reflective sensor
Ready LED
Front Cover
Feed Button
Head-Open Sensor
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Attaching Power
1. Make sure the printer‟s power switch is in the off position (down).
2. Insert the AC power cord into the power supply.
3. Insert the power supply‟s power connector into the printer‟s power
jack.
4. Plug the other end of the power cord into an appropriate grounded
AC electrical outlet.
Warning:
Do not operate the printer and power supply in an area where they
might get wet.
CP-2140
Power Jack
Power Cord
Power
Connector
Power Supply
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CP-2140E
Power Jack
Power
Connector
Power Supply
Power Cord
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Loading Media
Preparing Media
The inside wound or outside wound media rolls can be loaded into
the printer in the same way. In case media roll may become dirty or
dusty during shipment, handling, or storage, firstly remove the outside
length of media, which helps to avoid dragging adhesive or dirty
media between the print head and platen roller. When loading media,
it must be placed onto the media hangers.
Placing Media Roll
1. Open Top Cover of the printer.
Top Cover
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2. Put the Media Hanger through media supply roll, and then
centrally align with the two Media Shields to closely lean against
the media supply roll.
Media Hanger
Media Shield
3. Locate the media supply roll into the Media Compartment of
printer.
Media Compartment
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4. Push the Release Latch to open the printer module.
PUSH
Module
Release Latch
5. Pull a short length of media till it reaches the Platen Roll of printer.
Platen Roller
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6. Press the lock of Media Guide at the right to adjust media guides‟
positions. Make sure media stays under the Media Shaft and
centrally under both of the Media Guides.
Media Shaft
Media
Guides
7. Close the printer module and then press firmly at the both sides to
properly latch until you hear a click.
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8. Press the FEED button to feed labels out of the printer.
9. To tear media, pull the media edge against the Tear Bar as in the
direction below:
Tear Direction
Tear Bar
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Setting Media Type
To index labels with multiple columns, please select media types to
Multi-Column Labels in the label editing software Bartender UL.
Software setting steps:
Argox Bartender UL / Seagull Driver – Media Types – Multi-Column
Labels
Sample of labels with multiple columns:
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Loading Ribbon
The following steps only apply to thermal transfer printing mode only.
Direct thermal does not need ribbon to be installed.
Note:
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Media and ribbon types should be matched to provide with
optimal print results.
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Always use ribbon that is wider than the media to protect the print
head from wear.
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For direct thermal printing, do not load ribbon in the printer.
Preparing Ribbon
Find the two Ribbon Core Adaptors in printer package and fix them
into new ribbon rolls from the left to the right.
Ribbon Core Adaptor
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Placing Ribbon Rolls
1. Open Top Cover of the printer.
Top Cover
2. Push the Release Latch to open the printer module.
PUSH
Module
Release Latch
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3. Lift up the printer module to check the Ribbon Supply Holder.
Ribbon Supply Holder
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4. Install one ribbon roll and rotate it until the notches align and lock
into the left side of Ribbon Supply hub, and then into the right.
Ribbon Supply Holder
Note:
The Ribbon Supply Holder accepts the coated side of ribbon to
be wound ink-side IN or wound ink-side OUT.
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5. Install the other ribbon roll and rotate it until the notches align and
lock into the left side of Ribbon Pick-up hub, and then the right.
Ribbon
Pick-up
Holder
Note:
The Ribbon Pick-up Holder accepts the coated side of ribbon to
be wound ink-side OUT only.
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6. Close the printer module and then press firmly at the both sides to
properly latch it until you hear a click.
7. Rotate Thumb Wheel of Ribbon Pick-up Holder to remove slack
and ribbon wrinkle, and to align the ribbon on the spindles.
Thumb Wheel
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Printer Operations
Printing Media Calibration & Configuration
Before connecting the printer to your computer, to make sure that
the printer works properly, conduct media calibration and print a
self-test/ configuration label.
Steps to Start Media Calibration & Configuration
1. Make sure the media is properly loaded and the top cover of
the printer is closed.
2. Turn off the printer power.
3. Press and hold the FEED button while turning on the power,
until printer motor is activated.
4. Media Calibration will be performed while the printer
automatically feeds the label stock for a certain length; then
the printer motor suspends for one second and then prints out
a configuration profile. Release the FEED button as soon as
printer starts to print.
Note:
If printer is with Argox PPLB printer language, printer will enter
Dump mode after printing configuration. In Dump mode, all
characters will be printed in 2 columns: the right shows characters
received from your system, and the left are the corresponding
hexadecimal values of the characters. It allows users or engineers
to verify and debug the program.
To return to normal operation mode from Dump mode, press the
FEED button again. Another way is to turn off printer power, and
then restart printer.
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Sample of Printer Configuration Label
Firmware version & date code
Memory capacity
Codepage
Print method
Media sensor type
Real Time Clock (RTC) setup
(available only with RTC Card)
Internal fonts
Printed label length
Serial port settings
Print speed and darkness
Media type setting
Print width setting
Label length setting
Backfeed setting
Cutter setting
Calibration mode type
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Ethernet information for CP-2140E only
Main board DIP switch settings
Print head test pattern
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Resetting Printer to Factory Defaults
Follow the steps below to reset printer to default settings:
1. Turn on the printer and wait for 5 or more seconds.
2. Press the "FEED" button for 10 seconds, and the "Ready"
indicator and "Power" indicator will go off in order.
3. Once "Power" indicator becomes lit again, release the FEED
button.
4. "Ready" indicator will then become lit, too. At this moment,
the printer has resumed its factory default settings.
Note:
The printer factory default settings are stored in printer‟s flash;
these settings remain stored, without being erased even the printer
power is disconnected.
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Printer Controls and Indicators
Power Switch
Power LED
Ready LED
Feed Button
The following table explains printer controls and indicators‟
functions to help understanding LED indications and printer
status:
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Control /
Indicator
Power
Switch
Function

On: turns on normal operation (at “I” position)

Off: turns off power ( at “O” position)
Note: Turn power off before connecting or
disconnecting cables
Power LED

It will start blinking while “Media Out”, “Media
Gap Not Found” or “Ribbon Out” has been
detected.

Once printer cutter mode has been enabled,
when Cutter is jammed with paper or Cutter is
not installed, POWER indicator will blink.

When RS-232 communication error is
detected, POWER indicator will blink.

When printer is started, the READY indicator
will blink. In Ethernet model, the READY
indicator will blink for several seconds to wait
till Ethernet Card is ready.

When printer receives data from host PC,
READY indicator will start blinking.

READY indicator will blink when printing is
paused.

It will start blinking while “Media Out”, “Media
Gap Not Found” or “Ribbon Out” has been
detected.

It will blink as soon as the printer module is
opened.
Ready LED
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Note:
When the print head is over-heated, printer‟s
thermal protection function will be activated and
make READY LED blink to indicate printer is in
PAUSE status to wait till print head has been
cooled down. The printing tasks sent previously
will be resumed automatically later.
Feed Button

Press to advance the label media to the first
printing position.

Press during printing to make printer "pause".

Press and hold while switching on the power to
conduct media calibration and print out a
configuration profile.

To resume printing after “Media Out “or
“Ribbon Out “ errors have been resolved.
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Troubleshooting by LED Indicators Diagnosis
Normally, when the printer is in not working properly, the "Power"
LED blinks continuously, and printing and communication
between the host and printer stops. Refer to LED indications
listed below to understand possible solutions to resolve the
problems printer run into.
LED Indicators: Power and Ready LEDs blink at the same tempo
Power LED
Ready LED
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Possible Problems
Solutions
Remarks
Media sensor cannot Check the label path
If a continuous label roll
index label gaps
Check the label sensor is in use, set
“continuous media”
printing in driver
settings or commands.
Media out
Install a new label roll
Paper jam
Recover the jam
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LED Indicators: Power and Ready LEDs blink alternately
Power LED
Ready LED
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
Possible Problems
Solutions
Remarks
Install a new ribbon roll Set “Direct Thermal”
printing by driver or
commands if no ribbon is
required.
Ribbon out
LED Indicators: Only the Power LED blinks
Power LED
Ready LED
ON
ON
OFF
ON
Possible Problems
Solutions
Remarks
Serial IO error
Check serial baud rate at For serial interface only
both of your system and
the printer.
Cutter has failed, or
there is paper jam
inside the cutter.
Check the cutter or
recover paper jam.
Other possible
hardware errors.
Contact the reseller for
further service.
Only applicable when
cutter mode to cutter
mode.
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LED Indicators: Only the Ready LED blinks
Power LED
ON
ON
Ready LED
ON
OFF
Possible Problems
Print head needs to
cool down
Printer head module
unlatched
Printer is in
PAUSE status
Printer is receiving data
Solutions
Printing will stop until the print head cools to
normal printing temperature.
Once it completes, the printer will
automatically resume the printing tasks sent
previously.
Close the printer module and then press
firmly at both the left and the right of printer
module to properly latch.
Press FEED button to resume printing.
As soon as all the data has been received,
Ready LED will stay solid green and
automatically resume normal operation.
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Miscellaneous
If the host shows "Printer Time out":
1. Check if the communication cable (serial) is connected
securely to your serial port on the PC and to the connector
on the printer at the other end.
2. Check if the printer power is turned on.
If the data has been sent, but there is no output from the printer.
Check the active printer driver, and see if Seagull driver for your
Windows system and the label printer has been selected.
Vertical streaks in the printout usually indicate a dirty or faulty
print head. (Refer to the following examples.)
Clean the print head. If the problem persists, replace the print
head.
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Poor printout quality:
 The ribbon may not be qualified.
 The media may not be qualified.
 Adjust the Darkness (heat temperature).
 Slow down the print speed.
 Refer to the next chapter and clean the related spare parts.
Recovery
After correcting problems, simply press the panel button or restart
the printer to continue your print jobs. Make sure the LEDs are not
blinking and remember to resend your files.
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Communications
Interfaces and Requirements
Argox CP printer series come with a nine-pin Electronics
Industries Association (EIA) RS-232 serial data interface, a USB
interface, Parallel, and Ethernet. A variety of interface options are
suitable for versatile applications:
CP-2140: Parallel, USB, and Serial interfaces
CP-2140E: Ethernet, USB, and Serial interfaces
Note:
1. You must insert the power supply‟s barrel connector into the
power jack on the back of the printer before connecting
communication cables.
2. This printer complies with FCC Rules and Regulations, Part 15,
for Class A Equipment, for use with fully shielded six-foot data
cables. Use of longer cables or unshielded cables may increase
radiated emissions above Class A limits.
USB Interface Requirements
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface is version 2.0 and 1.1
compliant and provides a full-speed (12Mb/s) interface that is
compatible with your existing PC hardware. The USB‟s “plug and
play” design makes installation easy. Multiple printers can share a
single USB port/hub.
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Serial (RS-232) Interface Requirements
The required cable must have a nine-pin "D" type male
connector on one end, which is plugged into the mating serial
port located on the back of the printer. The other end of the
signal interface cable connects to a serial port on the host
computer.
Note:
For technical and pin-out information, please refer to the Technical
Reference, Interface Specifications in this manual.
Parallel Interface Requirements
The required cable (IEEE 1284-compliant is recommended)
must have a standard 36-pin parallel connector on one end,
which is plugged into the parallel port located on the back of the
printer. The other end of the parallel interface cable connects to
the printer connector at the host computer. For pin-out
information, refer to the Reference Technical Information,
Interface Specification.
Serial and Parallel Cabling Requirements
Data cables must be of fully shielded construction and fitted with
metal or metalized connector shells. Shielded cables and
connectors are required to prevent radiation and reception of
electrical noise.
To minimize electrical noise pickup in the cable:
1. Keep data cables as short as possible.
(6 ft or 1.83m recommended)
2. Do not tightly bundle the data cables with power cords.
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3. Do not tie the data cables to power wire conduits.
Ethernet 10/100 Internal Printer Server Option
This connector is for Ethernet application; it is convenient to use
several printers by Ethernet connector at the same time.
Note:
When using Ethernet model printer, please wait till the Ready
Indicator to stop blinking, before starting printer operations.
Ethernet Module Status Indicators
LED Status
Both Off
Blinking
Green
Amber
Description
No Ethernet link detected.
The printer waits for printer ready.
It will take about 20 seconds to be ready.
On: 100 Mbps link
Speed LED
Off: 10 Mbps link
Link/Activity LED
On: link up
Off: link down
Flash: activity
CP-2140E Ethernet LED Indicators:
Green LED
Amber LED
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Communicating with the Printer
The bundled printer driver can be applied to all applications under
Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ Windows 7, supporting 32-bit/
64-bit operation systems. With this driver you can operate any
popular Windows software applications including Argox Bartender
UL label editing software or MS Word, etc., to print to this printer.
The following installation steps are based on CP-2140 as an
example. The screens included for these steps are taken from
Windows XP; steps in other versions of operation systems are
similar.
Installing a Plug and Play printer driver (for USB only)
Note:
We strongly recommend that you use the Seagull Driver Wizard
instead of the Microsoft Windows Add Printer Wizard when
installing and updating your Drivers by Seagull.
(Even though the "Add Printer Wizard" is from Microsoft, it too
easily performs a number of tasks incorrectly when updating
existing drivers. It also badly handles the situation where a printer
driver is already in use by a Windows application.)
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1. Turn off the printer. Plug the power cable into the power
socket on the wall, and then connect the other end of the
cable to printer's power socket. Connect the USB cable to the
USB port on the printer and on the PC.
2. Turn on the printer. If the printer supports Plug-and-Play, and
you have successfully connected it using a USB cable, then
the Windows Add Hardware Wizard will automatically detect
the printer and display a dialog that allows you to install a
driver. Click Cancel and do not install the driver using this
wizard.
3. Prepare the documentation and software CD-Rom from
printer package and then install to CD-Rom drive of your
computer. The CD-Rom will bring out the following prompt.
Click “Go”:
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4. Under CP-2140/ CP-2140E product selection prompt, choose
Seagull Driver version and then start installation:
Instead of the flash prompt above, another way to install
Seagull driver is to run the DriverWizard utility from the
Installation Directory where the Seagull driver files are located.
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5. On the Seagull Driver Wizard prompt, select the first radio
button to “Install a driver for a Plug and Play printer”:
Then click “Next.”
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6. Enter Printer name (i.e. Argox CP-2140 PPLB) and select "do
not share this printer”, and click "Next"
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
7. Check all the data on the showing screen, if it is correct, click
"Finish".
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
USB002
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
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8. After the related files have been copied to your system, click
"Finish".
Installing printer „Argox CP-2140 PPLB‟…
9. After driver installation is complete, click "Close".
The driver should now be installed.
Installed printer Argox CP-2140
PPLB
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Installing a Printer Driver (for other interfaces except USB)
1. Turn off the printer. Plug the power cable into the power
socket on the wall, and then connect the other end of the
cable to printer's power socket. Connect the Parallel cable,
Serial cable, or Ethernet cable to the proper port on the printer
and on your computer.
2. Prepare the documentation and software CD-Rom from
printer package and then install to CD-Rom drive of your
computer. The CD-Rom will bring out the following prompt.
Click “Go”:
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3. Under CP-2140/ CP-2140E product selection prompt, choose
Seagull Driver version and then start installation:
Instead of the flash prompt above, another way to install
Seagull driver is to run the DriverWizard utility from the
Installation Directory where the Seagull driver files are located.
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4. On the prompt, Windows Printer Driver, select “I accept…”
and click "Next".
5. Assign the directory to keep Seagull driver, (for example:
C:\Seagull) and click "Next".
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6. Click "Finish".
7. Select Install printer drivers and Click "Next"
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8. Select model & emulation - the following examples are based
on model CP-2140 PPLB:
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
9. Select the port of the printer and click "Next".
LPT1
Parallel Port40 PPLB
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10. Enter Printer name (i.e. Argox CP-2140 PPLB) and select
"do not share this printer”, and click "Next".
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
11. Check all the data on the showing screen, if it is correct, click
"Finish".
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
LPT1
Argox CP-2140 PPLB
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12. After the related files have been copied to your system, click
"Finish".
Installing printer „Argox CP-2140 PPLB‟…
13. After driver installation is complete, click "Close".
The driver should now be installed.
Installed printer Argox CP-2140
PPLB
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Caring for Your Printer
Print Head Maintenance Guide
To keep the Print Head remain in the best conditions and
efficiency and to extend duration for use, regular cleaning action
is needed:
Note: Always switch off printer power before cleaning.
Cleaning Interval
It‟s strongly recommended to regularly clean print heads at least
when changing every one label roll (in direct thermal printing
mode). In addition, if printers are operated under critical
applications and environments, or if it‟s found that print quality is
degraded, please clean print heads more frequently.
Cleaning Material
Surface of print head‟s heating element is very fragile. To prevent
from any possible damage, please use soft cloth/ cotton buds with
“Ethanol” or “IPA” to clean print head surface.
It‟s strongly recommended to wear hand gloves during cleaning
progress.
Do not touch print head surface by bare hands or with any hard
equipment.
Water or spit should be kept away in case of corrosion on heating
elements.
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Cleaning Direction
When cleaning the print head, always wipe in One-Way Direction
- from Left to Right only, or, from Right to Left only, to clean
“Heating Line” of print head gently without excessive stress.
Do not wipe back and forth, to avoid dust or dirt on cleaning cotton
would be attached onto print head again.
Special Caution:
Warranty of print heads will be void if print head serial number is
removed, altered, defected, or made illegible, under every
circumstance.
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Product Specification
General Specification
Specifications
Printing Method
Printing
Resolution
Printing Speed
Printing Length
Printing Width
Memory
CPU Type
Sensors
Operation
Interface
Communication
Interface
Fonts
1D Barcodes
CP-2140
CP-2140E
Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
203 dpi(8 dots/mm)
2~4ips (50~102mm/s)
Max 100”(2540mm) / Min 0.2” (5mm)
Max 4.1”(104mm)
8MB DRAM(5MB user available)
4MB Flash ROM(2MB user available)
32 bit RISC microprocessor
Media Reflective sensor x 1 (movable) &
Media Transmissive sensor x 1 (Center fixed) /
Head open switch /
Ribbon end sensor
LED indicator (Power/Ready)x 2, Button(Feed) x 1
Parallel,
Ethernet
RS-232(Baud rate: ~ 115200
RS-232(Baud rate: ~ 115200
bps), USB(2.0)
bps), USB(2.0),
Internal character sets standard
5 alpha-numeric fonts from 0.049”H ~ 0.23” H (1.25mm ~
6.0mm)
Internal fonts are expandable up to 24x24
4 direction 0 ~ 270 rotation
Soft fonts are downloadable
PPLA: Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit), Code 93
Interleaved 2of 5 (standard/with checksum digit/with human
readable check digit), EAN-8, EAN-13,UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet,
Codabar, Code 128 subset A/B/C, UCC/EAN-128,
UCC/EAN-128 K-MART, UCC/EAN-128 , Random Weight,
Plessey, HBIC, Telepen, FIM, UPC2, UPC5, GS1 Data Bar
PPLB: Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit),Code 93
Interleaved 2 of 5 (standard/with checksum digit/with human
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2D Barcodes
Graphics
Emulation
Software Label editing
Software - Utility
Media Type
Media
Ribbon
Dimensions
Weight
Power Source
Operation
Environment
Optional Items
Agency Listing
readable check digit), EAN-8 (standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit
add-on), EAN-13 (standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on),
UPC-A (standard/2 digit add-on/5digit add-on), UPC-E
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), Postnet, Codabar,
Code 128 subset A/B/C, Code 128 UCC (Shipping Container
Code), Code 128 Auto, German, Postcode, Matrix 2 of 5,
UCC/EAN 128, UPC Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 Data Bar
PPLA/PPLB: MaxiCode, PDF417, Data Matrix (ECC 200 only),
QR code, Composite codes
PPLA/PPLB: PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX,GDI, Binary raster(PPLB
Only)
PPLA / PPLB
Seagull Driver, BarTender
Printer Utility, Font Utility
Roll-feed, die-cut, continuous, fan-fold, tags, ticket in thermal
paper or plain paper and fabric label
Max Width:4.25”(108mm) Min Width:1”(25.4mm)
Thickness:0.0025”~0.01”(0.0635~0.254mm)
Max roll capacity(OD):5”(127mm) Core size:1”(25.4mm) /
Max roll capacity(OD):4.5”(114.3mm) Core size:0.5”(12.7mm)
(optional)
Ribbon roll – max OD: 2.6”(67mm)
Ribbon Length: max 300m
Core size – ID: 1”(25.4mm) with notch Ribbon Width: 1”~4”
Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin
(Ribbon wound ink-side out or ink-side in)
L 273mm x W 225mm x H 186mm
2.1kg
Universal Switching Power Supply AC Input: 100~240V~1.8A,
50-60Hz, DC Output: 60W Max., 24V 2.4A
Operation Temperature: 40F~100F (4C~38C), 10% ~ 90%
non-condensing,
Storage Temperature: -4F~122F (-20C~50C)
Cutter, Stacker, RTC Card, ArgoKee
CE, FCC, cTUVus, CCC,
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Fonts, Barcodes, and Graphics Specification
The specifications of fonts, bar codes and graphics depends on
the printer emulation. The emulations PPLA and PPLB are printer
programming languages, through which the host can
communicate with your printer.
Printer Programming Language PPLA
Programming
Language
PPLA
9 fonts with different point size
Internal fonts 6 fonts with ASD smooth font.
Symbol sets
(Code pages)
Soft fonts
Courier font with different symbol sets.
Courier font symbol set: Roman-8, ECMA-94, PC,
PC-A, PC-B, Legal, and
PC437 (Greek), Russian.
Downloadable soft fonts
Font size
1x1 to 24x24 times
Character
rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degree, 4 direction rotation
Graphics
PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX, GDI
Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit), Code 93
Interleaved 2of 5 (standard/with checksum
digit/with human readable check digit), EAN-8,
EAN-13,UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet, Codabar, Code
Bar code types 128 subset A/B/C, UCC/EAN-128, UCC/EAN-128
K-MART, UCC/EAN-128 , Random Weight,
Plessey, HBIC, Telepen, FIM, UPC2, UPC5, GS1
Data Bar
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Printer Programming Language PPLB
Programming
PPLB
Language
Internal fonts 5 fonts with different point size
Symbol sets
(Code pages)
Soft fonts
8 bits code page : 437, 850, 852, 860, 863, 865,
857, 861, 862, 855, 866,
737,851,869, 1252, 1250, 1251,
1253, 1254, 1255
7 bits code page: USA, BRITISH, GERMAN,
FRENCH, DANISH, ITALIAN,
SPANISH, SWEDISH and
SWISS.
Downloadable soft fonts
Font size
1x1 to 24x24 times
Character
rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degree, 4 direction rotation
Graphics
PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX, GDI, Binary raster
Code 39 (standard/with checksum digit),Code 93
Interleaved 2 of 5 (standard/with checksum
digit/with human readable check digit), EAN-8
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), EAN-13
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), UPC-A
Bar code types (standard/2 digit add-on/5digit add-on), UPC-E
(standard/2 digit add-on/5 digit add-on), Postnet,
Codabar, Code 128 subset A/B/C, Code 128 UCC
(Shipping Container Code), Code 128 Auto,
German, Postcode, Matrix 2 of 5, UCC/EAN 128,
UPC Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 Data Bar
Interface Specification
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USB Interface
This is port complies with USB 2.0 Full Speed.
Connector Terminal Pin Assignment
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal
Description
VBUS
5V
D-
Differential data signaling pair -
D+
Differential data signaling pair +
GND
Ground
2
1
3
4
USB series “B” Receptacle Interface
Serial Interface
The RS232 connector on the printer side is a female, DB-9.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Direction
In
Out
Out
In
Out
Definition
Shorted to Pin 6
RxData
TxData
N.C.
Ground
Shorted to Pin 1
RTS
CTS
+5V
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Note :
Pin 9 are reserved for KDU (keyboard device unit), therefore
do not connect these pins if you are using a general host like
a PC.
Parallel (Centronics) Interface
The parallel port is a standard 36-pin Centronics, which complies
with IEEE 1284 standard (compatibility mode). Pin assignments
are as follows:
Pin
1
2~9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Direction
In
In
Out
Out
Out
Out
In
-
Definition
Pin
n/STROBE 16
Data 1~8
17
nACK
18
BUSY
19~30
PE
31
5V
32
NC
33~35
NC.
36
Direction
In
Out
In
Definition
Ground
Ground
NC
Ground
NC
nFAULT
NC
NC
Auto Polling
Both the serial port and parallel port of this printer can be
activated at the same time, i.e the printer can simultaneously
communicate with two PCs via different ports. However as no port
contention is made for this printer, if both PCs transmit data at the
same time the data may become damaged in the receiving buffer.
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Connection with Host
Host 25S
Printer 9P
(PC or compatible)
Host 9S
Printer
9P
(PC or compatible)
DTR 20
DSR 6
TX 2
…… 1 DSR
…… 6 DTR
…… 2 RX
DTR 4
DSR 6
TX 3
…… 1 DSR
…… 6 DTR
…… 2 RX
RX 3
CTS 5
RTS 4
GND 7
……
……
……
……
RX 2
CTS 8
RTS 7
GND 5
…… 3 TX
…… 7 RTS
…… 8 CTS
…… 5 GND
3 TX
7 RTS
8 CTR
5 GND
Alternatively you can just connect the 3 wires in the following
way.
Host 25S
Printer 9P
Host 9S
(PC or compatible)
Printer
9P
(PC or compatible)
TX 2
…… 2 RX
RX 3
…… 3 TX
GND 7 …… 5 GND
TX 3
…… 2 RX
RX 2
…… 3 TX
GND 5 …… 5 GND
pin 4
pin 5
pin 6
pin 20
pin 4
pin 6
pin 7
pin 8
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The simplest way to connect to other hosts (not PC compatible)
or terminals is:
Printer
Terminal/Hos
t
Pin 2- RxData ……… TxData
Pin 3- TxData ……… RxData
Pin 5- Ground ……… Ground
In general, as long as the data quantity is not too large and you
use Xon/Xoff as flow control, it will be problem free.
Baud rate: 2400, 4800, 9600(default), 19200, 38400, 57600,
115200 bauds.(programmable by command)
Data format: always 8 data bits, 1 start bit and 1 stop bit.
Parity: always non parity
Handshaking: XON/XOFF as well as CTS/RTS (hardware flow
control).
If you run an application with the bundled printer driver under
Windows and use the serial port, you should check the above
parameters and set the flow control to "Xon/Xoff "or "hardware".
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Ethernet Interface
The following port complies with Ethernet communication.
Pin
Signal
1
Transmit+
2
Transmit-
3
Receive+
4
Reserved
5
Reserved
6
Receive-
7
Reserved
8
Reserved
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