Custom Engeneering s'print User manual

User Manual
Portable thermal printer
s’print
www.custom.it
DPT100-B
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COD. DOME - DPT100-B
VERS. 1.10
Copyright  2001 CUSTOM ENGINEERING SPA – Italy
CUSTOM ENGINEERING SPA
Str. Berettine 2 - 43010 Fontevivo (PARMA) - Italy
Phone: +39 0521-680111 Fax: +39 0521-610701
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Customer Service Dept.:
Phone: +39 0521-680163 E-mail: support@custom.it
DPT100-B
Fax: +39 0521-680146
PRINTER COMPONENTS
A. DPT100-B – Front external view
1- Printer base
2- Cover
3- Paper holder
4- Printing mechanism
5- Multi-function + ON key
6- Paper exit slot
7- Infrared device
3
2
6
1
4
5
7
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B. DPT100-B – Under view
1- Serial connector and battery recharger
2- Battery compartment
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
MANUAL CONTENTS .................................................................................... 1
EXPLANATORY NOTES USED IN THIS MANUAL ...................................... 1
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION ............................................................. 1
UNPACKING THE PRINTER ......................................................................... 2
PRINTER FEATURES ................................................................................... 3
PRINTER DESCRIPTION ............................................................................. 4
1. INSTALLATION AND USE
1.1 CONNECTIONS ................................................................................... 1-1
1.1.1 Battery recharger ........................................................................... 1-1
1.1.2 Turning the printer On and Off ....................................................... 1-2
1.2 BATTERIES ......................................................................................... 1-3
1.2.1 Recharging batteries ...................................................................... 1-3
1.2.2 Information regarding battery use .................................................. 1-4
1.2.3 Replacing batteries ........................................................................ 1-4
1.2.4 Disposing of batteries .................................................................... 1-6
1.3 CONFIGURATION ............................................................................... 1-6
1.4 HEXADECIMAL DUMP ........................................................................ 1-8
1.5 SIXLOAD .............................................................................................. 1-9
1.6 MAINTENANCE.................................................................................... 1-9
1.6.1 Changing the paper roll .................................................................. 1-9
1.6.2 Cleaning ........................................................................................1-11
2. INTERFACES
2.1 RS232 SERIAL .................................................................................... 2-1
2.2 INFRARED BIDIRECTIONAL SERIAL ............................................... 2-4
2.2.1 Printing instructions ........................................................................ 2-4
3. PRINTER OPERATION
3.1 CONTROL CHARACTERS ................................................................. 3-1
3.1.1 ESC/POS emulation ..................................................................... 3-1
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4. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
4.1 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................... 4-1
4.2 ADAPTOR SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................ 4-3
4.3 DIMENSIONS ....................................................................................... 4-4
5. CHARACTER FONTS
5.1 CHARACTER SETS ............................................................................ 5-1
APPENDIX A - ACCESSORIES AND SPARE PARTS
A.1 ACCESSORIES................................................................................... A-1
A.1.1 Belt coupler.................................................................................... A-1
A.2 SPARE PARTS .................................................................................... A-2
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INTRODUCTION
MANUAL ORGANIZATION
In addition to the Introduction which includes a description of the explanatory
notes used in the manual, general safety information, how to unpack the
printer and a brief description of the printer including its basic features, this
manual is organized as follows:
Chapter 1: Contains the information required for correct printer installation
and its proper use, as well as interface specifications
Chapter 2: Contains information on interface specifications
Chapter 3: Contains a description of the printer command set
Chapter 4: Contains Technical Specifications of the printer
Chapter 5: Contains the character sets (fonts) used by the printer
SYMBOL USED IN THIS MANUAL
NOTE
Gives important information or suggestions relative to the use of the
printer.
WARNING
Information marked with this symbol must be carefully followed to
guard against damaging the printer.
DANGER
Information marked with this symbol must be carefully followed to
guard against operator injury or damage.
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• Read and keep the instructions which follow.
• Before cleaning the printer, disconnect the power supply and make sure
that the printer is off.
• Clean the printer with a damp cloth. Do not use liquid or spray products.
• Do not operate the printer near water.
• Only use approved accessories and batteries. Do not connect to
products that are not compatible.
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• Use the type of electrical power supply indicated on the printer label. If in
doubt, contact your retailer.
• When deciding where to place the printer, make sure it is positioned
where its cables will not be damaged.
• Do not introduce foreign objects of any kind into the printer as they could
cause a short circuit and could jeopardize printer functioning.
• Do not spill liquids onto the printer.
• Do not carry out technical operations on the printer, with the exception of
the scheduled maintenance procedures specifically indicated in the user
manual.
• Disconnect the printer from the electricity supply and have it repaired by a
specialized technician when:
A. The feed connector has been damaged.
B. Liquid has seeped inside of the printer.
C. The printer has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The printer is not functioning normally despite the fact that all
instructions in the users manual have been followed.
E. The printer has been dropped and its outer casing damaged.
F. Printer performance is poor.
G. The printer is not functioning.
UNPACKING THE PRINTER
Remove the printer from its carton being careful not to damage the packing
material so that it may be re-used if the printer is to be transported in the
future.
Make sure that all the components illustrated in fig. 1 are present and that
there are no signs of damage. If there are, contact Customer Service.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Warning sheet
Cable
Paper roll
Adaptor / Battery recharger
Batteries (5 pcs.)
Belt coupler
Printer
Box
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1
4
2
3
s’p
r in
t
7
5
8
6
(Fig. 1)
PRINTER FEATURES
The new s’ print portable thermal printer offers an innovative alternative to
impact-based systems, with a range of interface options (RS232
serial,R232+IRDA). The printer is powered using batteries.
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INTRODUCTION
The battery version (with RS232+IRDA interface) is primarily intended for
the automatic identification and mobile telephony market, combined with
portable terminals without printer; the infrared bidirectional interface with
which it is equipped makes cable connection—so “inconvenient” for portable
devices—unnecessary.
It is important to note that s’ print is the first Custom printer designed with
“sixload” easy paper load, making it simpler and more convenient to use.
It has a 203 dpi thermal print mechanism that utilizes 57.5mm-wide paper
rolls and can print up to 24 o 40(1) charaters per line.
(1)
NOTE
The 40 column version is downloadable on the Support/Download/
Firmware section from www.custom.it web site.
PRINTER DESCRIPTION
The printers consists of a ABS-V0 casing (1) equipped with a cover (2)
under which is housed the paper roll and print mechanism. On the front is the
multi-function key (3) and red LED (4).
2
1
3
(Fig. 2)
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•
Multi-function key. This key is used to access a variety of printer options
depending on how long it is held down. If the printer is off (red LED off),
when this key is pressed power is turned on (blinking red LED). To turn
the printer off the key is pressed two times (the LED begins to blink
faster) and if it is not pressed again within three seconds the printer
shuts off.
During the power-up phase, if the key is held down for at least three
seconds, the printer enters the configuration mode and prints out a
printer setup report. When the print-out is complete, the printer remains
in stand-by to receive characters from the serial interface that are
printed out in hexadecimal code.
If the key is pressed, the printer by-passes the setup mode and
terminates the hexadecimal dump function. Pressing the key quickly will
exit the configuration mode, while if it is held down for at least a second,
it is possible to make changes in the individual parameters.
•
The red LED displays printer operating status and this check is
performed “on-line”. Table 1 lists operating statuses and the LED
signals connected to them:
(Tab.1)
LED status
Description
Always off
Printer off
Always on
Printer on - no fault
with batteries recharging
Very slow blinking (one blink every
three seconds)
Printer On - no fault
with batteries not recharging
Slow blinking (one blink every second)
Paper Out message
Fast blinking (one blink every half
second)
Resettable error (head overheating,
battery voltage error)
Very fast blinking (seven blinks per
second)
In process of shutting off
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1.1 CONNECTIONS
1
(Fig.1.1)
2
1.1.1 Battery Recharger
For the Battery Recharger/Power Supply and serial connection, the printer is
equipped with a connecting cable (fig. 1.2) that comes packed with the
printer and has a double connection system. On one side is a 9-pin female
connector (fig. 1.2.A) for the serial port; on the other side of the same
connector is a RJ11 connector (fig. 1.2.B) and a jack (fig. 1.2.C) for
connection to the battery recharger.
The printer is equipped with a rechargeable battery pack, located in the
battery compartment (2), self-sufficient for printing. To recharge the
batteries, use the connection cable (fig. 1.2) that comes packed with the
printer and following the instructions reported in the 1.2.1 paragraph.
(Fig.1.2.B)
(Fig.1.2.A)
D C IN
(Fig.1.2.C)
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1.1.2 Turning the printer On and Off
•
How to turn the printer On
by briefly pressing the multi-function key
by sending one or more characters over the serial line—it is better to
send characters that are not read as printer controls (ex. 0x0E)
with the battery recharger connected
•
•
•
How to turn the printer Off (1)
by briefly pressing the multi-function key
by sending the character ESC 0 over the serial line
following a given period of inactivity as specified in setup (see sec. 1.3)
•
•
NOTE
If the printer is connected to the battery recharger and it recharging the batteries it’s
not possible to turn off the printer. It must wait that the operation in terminated.
(1)
Turning the printer On and Off using software commands
If the printer is off, sending a character over the serial line will turn it on (2).
Follow the instructions shown in the diagram below:
T IM E O U T LO A D
W /2 000 m S
NOTE
It’s not possible to turn on the printer
sending one or more characters through
the infrared device.
(2)
SEND ONE OR M ORE
CHARACTERS
W A IT 1 m S
0
P R IN T E R R T S
(T TL LE V E L)
1
T IM E O U T
=0
ERROR
R E T R Y 3 TIM E S
(Fig.1.3)
P R IN T E R O N
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1.2 BATTERIES
1.2.1 Recharging batteries
(Fig.1.4)
Appearing in the printer set up print out (see sec. 1.3) is the parameter
HEAD VOLT that gives the battery charge level.
To recharge the batteries(3), use the cable packed with the printer and
proceed as follows:
• connect the battery recharger jack to the cable jack (vedi fig. 1.4) and plug
the battery recharger into the electrical mains;
• connect the cable RJ11 connector to the RJ11 connector located under
the printer (see fig. 1.4). For a complete recharge, we recommend that the
batteries be left to charge for two hours;
NOTE
During the recharge operation it’s not possible turning the printer off.
(3)
WARNING
Incorrect battery recharge voltage (different from that given in tab.
1.2) could seriously damage the printer.
Tables 1.1 and 1.2 provide specifications for the battery recharger
PIN
SIGNAL
IN / OUT
DESCRIPTION
1
+ VRIC
POWER
Battery recharge
2
GND
POWER
Ground signal
Max recharge current
0.6 A
Max recharge voltage
12V - 36V
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(Tab.1.1)
(Tab.1.2)
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1.2.2 Information regarding battery use
• Please note that the new NiMH battery reaches maximum performance
levels only after having been completely discharged and recharged at least
two or three times.
• Never use battery rechargers and/or batteries that are damaged or worn.
• Battery life varies greatly depending, for example, on print density and the
text to be printed.
• Recharge times vary depending on depletion levels, type of battery and
battery recharger used. Batteries may be recharged and discharged
hundreds of times, but they do wear out over time. When battery life (both
print and stand-by) is noticeably shorter than usual, it is time to buy a new
battery.
• Only utilize batteries that conform to specifications and only recharge them
using battery rechargers approved by CUSTOM ENGINEERING SPA.
• When the battery recharger is not in use, unplug it from the electrical
mains. If not used, even a completely-charged battery will automatically
discharge over time.
• NiMH batteries last longer if you remember to completely discharge them
every so often.
• Extreme temperatures can affect battery charge levels—leave them to
cool or warm as required.
1.2.3 Replacing batteries
Instead of the rechargeable battery pack supplied with the printer, 5 AA
ALKALINE penlight batteries may be used(4)(5).
Note: if batteries other than those supplied with the printer are used, the Battery
parameter in setup must modified and the settings changed to Alkaline if Alkaline
batteries are used, or the to closest reference value for other types of batteries (see
sec. 1.3).
(4)
(5)
Note: if Alkaline batteries are used it doesn’t make the recharge.
To replace batteries, proceed as follows:
•
remove the cover on the battery compartment (1) by unscrewing the
screws (2) and, using a flat-head screwdriver, pry open at points A and B
(see fig.1.5).
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A
B
2
1
(Fig.1.5)
•
remove the battery pack (2) by lifting the battery removal tape (1) (see
fig. 1.6).
2
1
(Fig.1.6)
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•
insert the 5 batteries(7) inside the compartment following the layout
indicated in fig. 1.7 and re-position the battery removal tape;
Note: when inserting the batteries, make sure the + and – signs are positioned
correctly.
(7)
(Fig.1.7)
•
reclose the battery compartment by tightening the fastening screws.
1.2.4 Disposing of batteries
•
•
Batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly.
Do not throw batteries away as part of normal refuse
disposal.
Do no throw batteries into open flame!
(Fig.1.8)
1.3 CONFIGURATION
The printer set up print out (see fig. 1.9) includes a range of information, and
among these should be pointed out the HEAD VOLT parameter that
indicates the battery charge level, i.e., the print head battery voltage.
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* SETUP DEFAULT *
HEAD TEMP. [°C]
BATT TEMP. [°C]
HEAD VOLT [V]
= 22.5
= 25.0
= 6.3
Interface
Baud Rate
Data length
Parity
Handshaking
Autofeed
Battery
Standby
Print Density
(Fig.1.9)
:Infrared
: 9600 bps
: 8 bits/chr
: None
: Xon/Xoff
: CR disabled
: 1600 mAh
: 5 MIN
:0
[PUSH] ENTER SET-UP
[FAST PUSH] EXIT SET-UP
The printer’s configurable parameters are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Interface: RS232D, Infrared(7).
Baud Rate: 38400, 19200, 9600D, 4800, 2400, 1200, 600.
Data length: 7, 8D bits/car.
Parity: NoneD, even or odd.
Handshaking: XON/XOFFD or Hardware(8).
Autofeed: CR deactivatedD or CR activated.
Battery: 600 mAh, 800 mAh, 1000 mAh, 1200 mAhD, 1400 mAh,
1600 mAh, Alkaline(9).
Standby: 30 sec, 1min, 2 min, 5minD, 10 min, 20 min(10).
Print density: -2, -1, 0D, +1, +2.
Please note: the parameters marked with the symbol
values.
D
represent the default
(7)
Note
If the Interface parameter is set in infrared and flow control is required, any time a
transmission is effected a time break of one time and a half the byte transmission
is needed (for example 1.5 msec at 9600 bps). The reason is for Half Duplex type
of infrared line communication. As a result the Busy condition check must be waited
when transmitting data to the printer.
If said condition would slow down print-out, it is alternatively possible to transmit the
bytes to be printed in fixed length blocks (for example 16 bytes at a time) and to
wait for the necessary time to receive a likely XON/XOFF.
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(8)
Note
It is not possible to modify the "flow control" parameter if interface is set in infrared
because it is automatically set in XON/XOFF.
(9)
Note
This parameter regulates battery recharge time. If set to Alkaline, battery recharge
is disabled. If another type of battery other than those supplied with the printer is
used, select the closest appropriate charge value from the list.
(10)
Note
This parameter regulates the period of inactivity after which the printer shuts off
automatically to avoid battery discharge.
Each time the key is pressed quickly, the parameter will change and the
current value will be printed out. Once the desired value has been attained,
hold the key down for at least a second to pass to the next parameter, and
so on. Printing out of a new printer set up report indicates that set up is complete.
1.4 HEXADECIMAL DUMP
This function is used to display the characters received from the
communications port; after the reception of each 10 characters from the
communications port, the printer prints out both the hexadecimal code
received as well as the corresponding ASCII code.
Shown below is an example of a Hexadecimal Dump:
48
63
64
75
6E
34
61
67
6D
73
79
65
69
75
6E
20
35
62
68
6E
74
7A
78
6D
6D
63
30
36
63
69
6F
75
61
61
70
74
31
37
64
6A
70
76
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64
6C
20
69
32
38
65
6B
71
77
65
20
66
6F
33
39
66
6C
72
78
Hexade
cimal
dump f
unctio
n 0123
456789
abcdef
ghijkl
mnopqr
stuvwx
yz
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1.5 SIXLOAD
The printer has been designed with an easy paper load system to improve
handling and simplify use.
This easy paper loading system is called “sixload” because when the paper
is loaded into the printer, it looks like the number “6” (the roll on the bottom
with the edge lifted).
(Fig.1.10)
1.6 MAINTENANCE
1.6.1 Changing the paper roll
To change the roll of paper, proceed as follows:
1)
Open the printer cover (see fig. 1.11) levering on the cover lateral
projections and position the paper roll so that it unrolls in the direction
shown in figure 1.12;
(Fig.1.11)
(Fig.1.12)
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2)
Pull up on the edge of the paper and close the cover (fig. 1.13);
(Fig.1.13)
3)
Tear off the paper. The printer is now ready (fig.1.14).
(Fig.1.14)
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1.6.2 Cleaning
To clean the printer, use a vacuum cleaner or soft cloth.
Before cleaning the printer, unplug its electrical cord and make sure that the
printer is off.
Do not use alcohol, solvents or hard-bristled brushes.
Do not let water or other liquids seep into the printer.
alcohol, solvent
(Fig.1.15)
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2. INTERFACES
(Fig.2.1)
2.1 RS232 SERIAL
The printer is equipped with an RS232 serial interface with RJ11 connector
(fig. 2.1) located underneath the printer. For serial connection, a connecting
cable (fig. 2.2) with double connection system is packed with the printer. On
one side is a 9-pin female connector (fig. 2.2A) to connect to the serial port;
on the other side of the same connector is a RJ11 connector (fig. 2.2.B).
For the layout of signals on the connectors, please refer to tables 2.1 and
2.2.
(Fig.2.2.A)
(Fig.2.2.B)
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RJ11 connector DPT100 (fig. 2.1)
(Tab.2.1)
PIN
SIGNAL
IN/OUT
A
DESCRIPTION
1
+VRIC
IN
-
Battery recharge voltage
2
GND
-
GND
Ground signal
3
RX
IN
TXD
Receive data
4
TX
OUT
RXD
Transmit data
5
RTS
OUT
CTS
Ready to send / Ready to receive data
6
GND
-
GND
Ground signal
(Tab.2.2)
9-pin female connector (fig. 2.2.A)
PIN
SIGNAL
IN/OUT
A
DESCRIPTION
1
DCD
OUT
DCD
Data carrier identification. Printer On (active at
RS232 high)
2
TXD
OUT
RXD
Transmit data. Serial output (from host)
3
RXD
IN
TXD
Receive data. Serial data input (to host)
4
N.C.
-
N.C.
Not connected
5
GND
-
GND
Ground signal
6
D SR
OUT
D SR
Data set ready. Printer ON and operating (active
at RS232 high)
7
N.C.
-
N.C.
Not connected
8
RTS
OUT
CTS
Ready to send / Ready to receive data (active
at RS232 high)
9
N.C.
-
N.C.
Not connected
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The diagrams below show a sample connection between printer and Personal Computer using a 9- and 25-pin female connector.
(Fig.2.2)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DCD
RXD
TXD
1
2
S IG N A L G N D
DSR
5
3
4
6
7
8
CTS
9
9
9-pin connector
(s’print cable)
PC
(Fig.2.3)
DCD
TXD
RXD
1
2
3
4
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
CTS
DSR
S IG N A L G N D
5
6
7
8
9
9-pin connector
(s’print cable)
PC
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2.2 INFRARED BIDIRECTIONAL SERIAL
The printer has a serial interface for bidirectional data exchange. The
infrared port is centered on the lower part of the front (see fig. 2.4).
Infrared
port
Porta
a infrarossi
(Fig.2.4)
2.2.1 Printing instructions
1)
Set the infrared port with “infrared interface” parameter starting
from the printer setup. Execute the ESC 02 (ESC STX) command to
enable the port (1).
Warning: Close down infrared channel with ESC 03 command just after
data transmission.
(1)
NOTE
The led is always switched on (not flashing) when using infrared port.
2)
To use the printer’s infrared port, a computer or Personal Digital
Assistant (PDA) with IR port is required.
3)
Position a computer conforming to the specifications in point 1) not
more than a meter away from the printer’s infrared port. Make sure the
two ports are in front of each other with an angle of not more than 15°
on the fou sides. Send the print command from the computer (see
fig.2.5).
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15°
1 m eter
(Fig.2.5)
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3.1 CONTROL CHARACTERS
The command table lists all the commands for the management of the
printer functions. These commands can be transmitted to the printer with the
serial interface. The commands can be transmitted to the printer at any
moment, but they will only be carried out when the characters previously
transmitted have been printed or the commands previously transmitted have
been carried out. There are no commands with priority status; all the
commands are carried out when the circular buffer is free to do so.
(Tab.3.1)
ASCII Com.
COMMAND TABLE
HEX Com.
Description
$00
Prints in small characters
$01
Prints in double width
$02
Prints in double height
$03
Expanded printing
$04
Restores small character printing
$07
Cancel print data buffer
$0A
Forward feeds one line
(n) $0B
Forward feeds (n) line
$0D
Prints line buffer
$0F
Sets CRLF mode
$11
Graphic mode
ESC (STX)
$1B $02
Enable infrared port
ESC (ETX)
$1B $03
Close down the communication with
infrared port
ESC # n
$1B $23 n
Transmit printer ID
ESC 0
$1B $30
Turning the printer off
ESC @
$1B $40
Resets the printer
ESC A
$1B $41
Executes [n] dots line feed
(dd) ESC M
(dd) $1B $4D
Writes value (dd) in print mode
ESC N
$1B $4E
Sets normal mode printing
ESC Q
$1B $51
Enables underlining
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ASCII Com.
HEX Com.
Description
ESC R
$1B $52
Sets reverse mode printing
ESC W
$1B $57
Prints graphic line of 200 dpi
(dd) ESC a
$1B $61
Selects number of dot spaces
ESC c
$1B $63
Management of bar code printing
ESC m
$1B $6D
Transmits print mode in serial
ESC q
$1B $71
Disables underlining
ESC s
$1B $73
Transmits next character in serial
ESC v
$1B $76
Transmits a printer status
ESC ⋅ n1 n2
$1B $FA n1 n2
Print graphic
GS $ n
$1D $24 n
Set absolute shift into a graphic line
GS I n
$1D $49 n
Transmits the printer ID
GS U
$1D $55
Resets printer parameters to default value
GS W n
$1D $57 n
Prints n byte of a 200 dpi graphic line
The following pages provide a more detailed description of each command.
00H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Small character printing
ASCII
Hex
00
Decimal
0
The printer prints in small characters (normal)
• The commands 00H - 09H do not cancel the print buffer
• The commands which modify the direction of the characters
are only active at the beginning of the line
Setting in option register by means of front keys
01H, 02H, 03H, 04H
01H
[Name]
[Format]
Double width printing
ASCII
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[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Hex
01
Decimal
1
The printer prints in double width format
• The commands 00H - 09H do not cancel the print buffer
• The commands which modify the direction of the characters
are only active at the beginning of the line
Setting in option register by means of front keys
00H, 02H, 03H, 04H
02H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Double height printing
ASCII
Hex
02
Decimal
2
The printer prints in double height format
• The commands 00H - 09H do not cancel the print buffer
• The commands which modify the direction of the characters
are only active at the beginning of the line
Setting in option register by means of front keys
00H, 01H, 03H, 04H
03H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Expanded printing
ASCII
Hex
03
Decimal
3
The printer prints in expanded character mode
• commands 00H-09H do not cancel the print buffer
• the commands which modify the dimensions of the
characters are only active at the beginning of the line
Setting in the option register by means of the front keys
00H, 01H, 02H, 04H
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04H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Restore small character printing
ASCII
Hex
04
Decimal
4
The printer resumes printing with small characters
• The commands 00H-09H do not cancel the print buffer
• the commands which modify the dimensions of the
characters are only active at the beginning of the line
Setting in the option register by means of the front keys
00H, 01H, 02H, 03H
07H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
Cancel print data buffer
ASCII
Hex
07
Decimal 7
Deletes all the print data in the current print buffer.
• If data that existed in the previously specified printing area
also exists in the currently specified printing area, it is
deleted.
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
0AH
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
Forward feeds one line
ASCII
Hex
0A
Decimal
10
Forward feeds one line equivalent to a line of print
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[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
• This command brings about the printing of the contents of
the line buffer
0BH
(n) 0BH
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Forward feeds (n) lines
ASCII
Hex
0B
Decimal
11
Carries out the number of line feeds specified in (n)
•The number must be ASCII and between 0 and 9 (when
n=0 the command is ignored)
• This command clears the line buffer
0AH
To forward feed fast, 5 lines at a time:
$35 $0B (or 5 and the command $0B)
0D H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Print the line buffer
ASCII
Hex
0D
Decimal
13
This command prints the line buffer
• If the line buffer is empty, the command is ignored
• If the CRLF option is set, this command is ignored and
printing can only be ordered through the command $0A
0FH
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0F H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Set CRLF mode
ASCII
Hex
0F
Decimal
15
Inhibits the command $0D maintaining enabled only the
command $0A for printing
• To disable this option, reset the printer
• This command clears the line buffer
• On switching on the default value is in the Option Register
Setting in the option register by means of the front keys
0DH
11H
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
Graphic mode
ASCII
Hex
11
Decimal
17
Enables graphic mode:
a line in 24 column mode corresponds to 144 horizontal dots
divided into 24 blocks of 6 dots each; a line in 40 column
mode corresponds to 240 horizontal dots divided into 40
blocks of 6 dots each.
To obtain graphic printing, enter the command $11 at the
beginning of each line. The format of the byte in graphic
configuration is:
X R P6 P5 P4 P3 P2 P1
D7
D6 D5 D4 D3 D2 D1 D0
where:
X is not used (0 is recommended);
R must be fixed at level 1;
P1,.P6 are the graphic dot data (1 prints, 0 does not print).
The P6 bit of the string of dots transmitted is printed on the
left and the others follow from left to right (P5, P4, P3, P2,
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[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
P1) as shown:
1st byte !
2nd byte !
3rd byte !
P6 P5 P4 P3 P2 P1
P6 P5 P4 P3 P2 P1
P6 P5 P4 P3 P2 P1
To print a line of dots, transmit:
$11, n x $7F (where n is the number of characters per line),
$0D.
To print an empty line, transmit:
$11, $40, $0D.
ESC (STX)
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Enable infrared port
ASCII
ESC
(STX)
Hex
1B
02
Decimal 27
2
Enable infrared port.
• if the printer doesn’t receive this command all data sent to
infrared port are ignored.
• After receiving this command the infrared led is always
switched on.
ESC (ETX)
ESC (ETX)
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
Close down the communication with infrared port
ASCII
ESC
(ETX)
Hex
1B
03
Decimal 27
3
Close down the communication with the infrared port .
• The command is active only if the infrared communication
channel has been enabled by the ESC STX command.
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• After the command execution the printer ignores all the
characters received from the communication port until to the
next ESC STX reception.
• After receiving this command the infrared led is functioning,
as usual.
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
ESC (STX)
ESC # n
[Name]
[Format]
Transmit printer ID
ASCII
ESC
#
Hex
1B
23
Decimal 27
73
1 ≤ n ≤ 3, 49 ≤ n ≤ 51
Transmits the printer ID
[Range]
[Description]
Printer ID
n
n
n
specified by n follows:
Specification
1, 49
Printer model ID
50H
2, 50
Not used
Fixed to Off
3, 51
ROM version ID
Depends on ROM version (4 character)
[Notes]
• This command is executed when the data is processed in
the data buffer. Therefore, there could be a time lag between
command reception and data transmission, depending on
data buffer status.
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
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ESC 0
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Turning the printer off
ASCII
ESC
0
Hex
1B
30
Decimale 27
48
Turning the printer off.
ESC @
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Resets the printer
ASCII
ESC
@
Hex
1B
40
Decimal
27
64
Cancels all the data in the print buffer and resets the printer
mode, restoring the mode which was enabled at the moment
of switching on
• Same as hardware reset
• After the command has been transmitted, 1.5 seconds
elapse before the printer is enabled
This can be useful during switching on in order to avoid the
sending of false characters during initialization by the master
device
ESC A [nH] [nL]
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
Executes [n] dots line feed
ASCII
ESC A
nH nL
Hex
1B 41
nH nL
Decimal 27
65
nH nL
Executes [n] dots line feed.
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[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
(dd) ESC M
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Writes the value (dd) in the print mode
ASCII
dH
dL
ESC
M
Hex
dH
dL
1B
4D
Decimal
dH
dL
27
77
Sets the print mode default parameters:
$00 small character printing
$01 double width printing
$02 double height printing
$03 expanded printing
• The setting is stored in the EEPROM
Setting by means of the front keys
ESC m
For double height printing, transmit:
$30 $32 $1B $4D
ESC N
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Set normal mode printing
ASCII
ESC
N
Hex
1B
4E
Decimal
27
78
Select normal mode printing:the receipt feeds out of the
printer with the printing upside down running from right to left
Setting in option register by means of front keys
ESC R
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ESC Q
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Note]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Enable underlined printing
ASCII
ESC
Q
Hex
1B
51
Decimal
27
81
After this command has been received, the characters are
printed underlined
ESC q
ESC R
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Set reverse mode printing
ASCII
ESC
R
Hex
1B
52
Decimal
27
82
Selects printing in reverse mode: the receipt feeds out of hte
printer with the printing in normal mode running from left to
right.
Setting in option register by means of front keys
ESC N
ESC W
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
Prints a graphic line at 200 dpi
ASCII
ESC
W
Hex
1B
57
Decimal
27
87
After receiving this command, the printer waits for 48 bytes
which correspond to an entire graphic line. In fact, 48 bytes
of 8 bits each correspond to 384 dots per line.
[Notes]
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[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
(dd) ESC a
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Selects the number of dot spaces
ASCII
(dd)
ESC
a
Hex
(dd)
1B
61
Decimal
(dd)
27
97
(dd) are two ASCII characters which identify a hexadecimal
byte and correspond to the number of dot lines between one
print line and another
0
ESC c
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
Management of bar code printing
ASCII
ESC
c
[code] [height] [position] [options]
[length] [data]
Hex
1B
63
Decimal
27
99
[ASCII code] Type of bar code
I
Interleved 2/5
C
Code 39
B
CodaBar
e
EAN8
E
EAN13
[height]
Number of dot lines in 1/8 mm. units.
[position]
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Left hand margin, expressed in 1/8 mm. units
[options]
bit
bit 0
bit 1
bit0: check digit
is not printed
is printed
bit3,2: HRI 0=no 1=above 2=below
3=above & below
bit5,4: size 0=normal
1=double 2=triple
3=quadruple
[maximum length]
Interleaved 2/5 = 12 characters
Code 39
= 10 characters
CodaBar
= 10 characters
EAN8
= 8 characters
EAN13
= 13 characters
[data]
Expressed in ASCII
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
ESC m
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Transmits the print mode in serial
ASCII
ESC
m
Hex
1B
6D
Decimal
27
109
Transmits the print mode configuration on the serial port
• If the printer is using the parallel protocol, nothing with be
transmitted
Setting in the option register by means of the front keys
ESC B
The response is on two bytes. E.g. if you receive:
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$30, $32
it means that printing is in double height mode
ESC q
[Name]
[Format]
Disables underlined printing
ASCII
ESC
q
Hex
1B
71
Decimal
27
113
Annuls underlined printing
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
ESC Q
ESC s
[Name]
[Format]
Transmits the next character in serial
ASCII
ESC
s
Hex
1B
73
Decimal
27
115
Transmits the next character it receives on the serial port
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
If you transmit:
ESC s A
the last character, A, will not be printed but immediately transmitted on the serial line
E S C · n1 n2
[Name] Print graphic bank ( 384 ´ 85 dots).
[Format] ASCII
ESC
·
n1 n2
Hex 1B
FA n1 n2
Decimal 27
250 n1 n2
[Range] 0 £ n1, n2 £ 255
[Description] Prints the graphics bank from flash.
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[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
n1 specifies the starting dot line ( 1 ÷ 85 ).
n2 specifies the number of lines to print.
• If n1 + n2 > 85 the printer only prints 85 - n1 + 1 dotlines.
To print the graphic bank from dotline 10 to dotline 40, send:
1BH FAH 0AH 1EH
ESC v
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
Transmit paper sensor status
ASCII
ESC v
Hex
1B 76
Decimal 27 118
When this command is received, transmit the current status
of the paper sensor.
• This command is executed immediately, even when the
data buffer is full (Busy ).
The status to be transmitted is shown in the table below:
Bi t
0,1
Off/On
Off
Hex
00
Decimal
0
On
03
3
Off
00
0
On
0C
12
Off
Off
On
Off
On
Off
00
00
20
00
40
00
0
0
32
0
64
0
2,3
4
5
6
7
Function
Cover close, paper present
Cover open or paper sensor
not working
Paper-end sensor:
Paper present
Paper-end sensor:
Paper not present
Not used. Fixed to Off.
Head temperature correct
Head temperature error
Battery voltage correct
Battery voltage error
Not used. Fixed to Off.
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
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GS $ n
[Name]
[Format]
Set absolute shift into a graphic line.
ASCII
GS
$ n
Hex
1D
24 n
Decimal 29
36 n
0≤ n ≤ 47
Set the print beginning position into a graphic line based on
the current value of n that indicate the byte number of shift
from left margin.
• Settings outside the specified printable area are ignored.
[Range]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
GS I n
[Name]
[Format]
Transmit printer ID.
ASCII
GS
I
Hex
1D
49
Decimal 29
73
1 ≤ n ≤ 3, 49 ≤ n ≤ 51
Transmits the printer ID
[Range]
[Description]
Printer ID
n
n
n
specified by n follows:
Specification
1, 49
Printer model ID
50H
2, 50
Not used
Fixed to Off
3, 51
ROM version ID
Depends on ROM version (4 character)
[Notes]
• This command is executed when the data is processed in
the data buffer. Therefore, there could be a time lag between
command reception and data transmission, depending on
data buffer status.
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
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GS U
[Name]
[Format]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Resets the printer parameters to default.
ASCII
GS
U
Hex
1D
55
Decimal 29
85
Resets the printer parameters to the default configuration.
• After executing this command the printer is initialized.
GS W n d1 ...dn
[Name]
[Format]
[Range]
[Description]
[Notes]
[Default]
[Reference]
[Example]
Prints n byte of a 200 dpi
ASCII
GS W
n
Hex
1D 57 n
Decimal 29 87 n
1 ≤ n ≤ 48
0 ≤ d1 … dn ≤ 255
graphic line
d1... dn
d1... dn
d1... dn
Print n byte of a 200 dpi graphic line where :
• n specifies the number of byte to print;
• d1...dn specify the bytes to print.
• If the bit image data input exceeds the number of dots to be
printed on a line, the excess data are processed as printable
characters.
• d indicates the bit image data. Set a corresponding bit to 1
to print a dot, or to 0 to not print the dot.
• This command is not affected by the emphasized, doublestrike, underline (etc.) print modes, except for the upsidedown mode.
For printing 12 bytes the command sequence is :
1D 57 0C FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00
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4.1 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Table 4.1 gives the main technical specifications of the printer.
(Tab.4.1)
Resolution
203 DPI (8 dot/mm)
Paper roll siz e
57.5 mm ± 1 mm
Sensors
Paper out
Print method
Thermal (8 dot/mm)
Print mode
Forward , reverse, 90°
Print styles
Normal, double height/width, reverse,
underlines, expanded
Character fonts
1 (16 x 24 dot)
Communication interfaces
available
Driver for Window s
RS232 / RS232 + Bidirectional
infrared
95 / 98 / me / NT / W2K
Baud rate
600 to 38400 bps
Print buffer
128 bytes
Flash memory
32K
Graphics memory
1 logo of 384 x 85 dots
Print speed
up to 50 mm/sec (2)
Pow er suply
12-36 VDC / 0.6A (Battery recharger)
5 AA penlight
(NI-MH/NI-CD/ALKALINE)
Batteries
Battery life (1)
100 mt. of paper
Autonomy (hours)
Print (1)
1h 40 min.
Electrical input
Print (1)
925 mA
Environmental conditions
Operating temperature
Relative humidity
10-85 %Rh without condensing
Storage temperature / humidity
Dimensions
-20 °C ÷ +70 °C / 10 %Rh ÷ 90 %Rh
145.96mm x 88.18mm x 64.61mm
Weight
Note :
0 °C ÷ 50 °C
370 gr. (without paper roll)
(1)
STANDARD CUSTOM receipt and 1300 mAh battery.
(2)
It depends by the battery status, the printing typology and the
environment temperature.
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(Tab.4.2)
TM
ESC/POS TM
EMUL ATION
57 mm paper
12.7 cpi
Number of columns
24, 40 (3)
Characters (L x H mm)
Normal
2x3
Double height
2x6
Double width
4x3
Double height and width
4x6
Bidirectional infrared port specifications
Operating distance
up to 1mt.
Wave length
800-900 nm
(3)
NOTE
The 40 column version is downloadable on the Support/Download/
Firmware section from www.custom.it web site.
LED safety
The infrared port on the front of the printer conforms to Class 1 for LED
devices (light-emitting diode), on the basis of international standard IEC 8251 (EN 60825-1). This device is not considered harmful, but the following
precautions should be observed:
•
avoid direct exposure of eyes to infrared LED rays;
•
remember that infrared rays are not visible;
•
do not attempt to observe infrared LED rays with any type of optical aid.
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4. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
4.2 ADAPTOR SPECIFICATIONS
(Tab.4.3)
220Vac Adaptor
Input specifications
Input voltage
230 Vac
Input frequence
50 Hz
Output specifications
Output voltage
18 V dc
(Tab.4.4)
120Vac Adaptor
Input specifications
Input voltage
230 Vac
Input frequence
50 Hz
Output specifications
Output voltage
18 V dc
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4.3 DIMENSIONS
R
75
Printer dimensions are shown below.
8 8 ,2
(Fig.4.1)
2 1 3 ,9
1 4 5 ,9 6
8 8 ,1 8
6 4 ,6 1
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5. CHARACTER SETS
5.1 CHARACTER SETS
The printer has a 224-character font, a print-out of which is shown below.
(Fig.5.1)
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APPENDIX A - ACCESSORIES AND SPARE PARTS
A.1 ACCESSORIES
A.1.1 Belt coupler
In the s’print-B battery model, there is a support kit available for the printer
that consists of a belt and fastening screws. The figure below illustrates how
the belt coupler is attached underneath the printer.
(Fig.A.1)
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APPENDIX A - ACCESSORIES AND SPARE PARTS
A.2 SPARE PARTS
(Tab.A.2)
R C T 57X 50
Roll of thermal paper
BTNIMH-1.2W-1300MAH
NICKEL-CADIUM
AA batteries
PCALI-DP-E
Adapter/battery recharger
CB9POLI-PLUG8
Serial cable
VAGANCIO-CINT
Belt loop coupler
VACUSTODIA-CINT
case for belt s'print
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