Rena DA-590 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
FOR
RENA MODEL
DA608
DIRECT ADDRESS INKJET PRINTER
Part # : M-3028
Revision Date 3/15/04
RENA Systems, Inc.
136 Green Tree Rd Ste 140
PO Box 1069
Oaks, PA 19456-1069
Telephone: 610/650-9170
Fax: 610/650-9171
E-Mail: support@renausa.com
Web Site: http://www.renausa.com
Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this manual.
RENA Systems shall not be held liable for any errors contained herein or for any consequential or
incidental damages incurred as a result of acting on information contained in this manual.
Technical specifications may change due to design advances.
The data stated are nominal values only.
CONTENTS
Page
Important notes on safety
1.
Introduction
1.1
What can the DA608 address printer do ?
1.1
Presenting the DA608 address printer
1.2
Control panel
1.3
in off-line mode
in programming mode
in combination with the power switch
Brief guide
2.
1.4
Operation
2.1
Power connection
2.1
Voltage selection
Changing fuses for printers no. 1 - 50
Connecting the printer
Power cable
Changing fuses from printer no. 51 upwards
Interface cable
Switching the printer on
What does the display show ?
What do the keys mean ?
When are the keys active?
OFF-LINE MODE
ON-LINE MODE
3.
Addressing paper
Inserting paper
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.1
3.1
Setting the printhead spacing
Feeding paper
Setting page guides
Horizontal bar adjustment
Vertical bar adjustment
Aligning the exit rollers
Paper run without address printing
Defining print position
ADDRESS BLOCK ROTATION
LEFT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN
Print test
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1.3
1.3
1.3
I.1
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4
3.5
3.5
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.7
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4.
Printing
4.1
Print cartridge
4.1
Which cartridges to use
When should the cartridge be replaced ?
Removing and replacing the cartridge
Resetting the ink counter
Cleaning the ink nozzles
Print test
Counting addresses
Counting test addresses
Counting received addresses
5.
Printer functions
Programming mode
What is programming mode for ?
Getting to programming mode
What does the display show in programming mode ?
The key functions in programming mode?
Menu overview
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.4
5.15
5.15
Interfaces
6.1
Signal description
Pulse diagram
6.1
6.2
6.3
RS-232-C serial interface
Fonts
6.4
7.1
Terminology
7.1
Fonts
Serif or sans serif fonts
Character orientation
Spacing
Fixed spacing
Proportional spacing
Character density
Dot size
Underlining
Expanded mode
Character spacing
Quality
Orientation
Character sets
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.4
7.5
7-bit character set
8-bit character set
7.5
7.5
Selecting fonts for your addresses
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4.3
4.3
Initializing the printer
Centronics parallel interface
7.
4.3
5.3
Explaining the menu fields
Application example in programming mode
6.
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.2
4.2
4.3
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8.
9.
Error messages and hints
General error messages
8.1
Error messages for soft fonts
8.3
Annex
9.1
A. Character sets
A.1
7-bit character sets
8-bit character sets
A.1
A.4
Technical data
B.1
C. Glossary
C.1
D. Index
D.1
E. Supplement
E.1
E. Printer Maintenance
F.1
Ink cartridge and wiper maintenance
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Important notes on safety
PLEASE READ THESE NOTES CAREFULLY.
Keep these instructions to hand for later use.
Be sure to observe all hints and warning messages on instruments.
Installing the
printer
•
•
Electronic
hazards
•
•
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Operating
safety
•
•
Cleaning the
printer
•
•
Let your Rena
dealer check the
printer !
Protect the printer from moisture.
When connecting the printer to the power supply, be sure to note the
connection data on the letterplate (serial number plate).
Check the voltage setting on the printer’s power input module.
The power terminal socket must be supplied with a grounding conductor
for reasons of electrical safety.
The printer has a dual fuse! Even after a fuse has blown, electrical
parts in the printer may continue to be under voltage.
Run the power cable so that no-one can trip over it. Make sure that
nothing is placed on the cable.
If the printer is not to be used for a longer period, disconnect it from the
power source. This will avoid damage in the event of voltage surges.
Never open the printer. For reasons of electrical safety, this may be
done only by authorized service personnel.
Never touch the internal parts of the printer while it is running !
To avoid damage to the printer, use only accessories that have been
approved by the manufacturer.
Disconnect the printer from the power source before cleaning it.
For cleaning, never use liquid or aerosol cleaners, but only a damp
cloth.
DISCONNECT THE PRINTER FROM THE POWER SOURCE IF !
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•
•
•
•
•
Replacement
parts
When installing the printer, make sure that it stands on a level and
secure base. Take great care when handling the printer to avoid injury
to persons.
•
The power cable or plug/socket are damaged.
Liquid has penetrated the printer.
The printer was exposed to moisture.
If the printer does not operate as described in the user guide or if you
cannot improve this situation by following the guide.
The printer has been dropped and/or the casing is damaged.
If the printer shows clear signs of a fault.
In the event of any repairs, only original replacement parts from the
manufacturer may be used.
For all questions relating to service and repair, please contact your Rena dealer. This ensures
optimum operation of your printer.
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Important notes on safety
1.
Introduction
1.1
What can the DA608 address printer do ?
1.1
Presenting the DA608 address printer
1.2
Control panel
1.3
in off-line mode
in programming mode
in combination with the power switch
Brief guide
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1.3
1.3
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1. Introduction
What can the DA608 address printer do?
The DA608 address printer is an ink-jet printer ensuring a high-quality printout. It
prints addresses at the correct positions on envelopes, cards, brochures,
magazines and other documents up to 6 mm in thickness.
A total of thirteen installed fonts lets you choose from a large selection of
different typefaces.
The width of the print area is 230 mm.
Printing is performed with a standard exchangeable ink cartridge.
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Presenting the DA608 address printer
1
2
Inner feed bracket (side guide) (R0326.0.101)
Outer feed brackets (side guides)
a narrow (R0326.0.102)
b* medium (R0326.0.100)
c* wide (R0326.0.113)
* may be replaced by intermediate guide
(R0326.0.245)
3
4
5
6
Paper for printing addresses
Guide block
Elevation guide
Power input module with power switch for
printers S/N 1- 143. Voltage selectable.
Power switch for printers S/N 201 and higher.
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8
9
Paper thickness adjustment knob
Control panel (see next page)
Fine adjustment knobs for sheet
separation adjustment
10 Locking knob for sheet separation
adjustment
11 Inkjet cartridge
12a Parallel interface (36 pin)
12b Serial interface (9 pin)
13 Adjustable pressure rollers (exit rollers)
14 Paper stacker (catch tray) (R0305.1.037)
15 Back stop (R0305.0.126)
1.2
Introduction
Control panel
In off-line
mode
start
In programming mode
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end
test
next
prev
enter
prog
In programming mode, menu settings are made on the printer. In this
mode, the upper line of key descriptors applies (END, NEXT, PREV,
ENTER)
start
In combination with
the power
switch
pap
pap
end
test
next
prev
enter
prog
Key combination
Meaning
Power on + Prog
Power on + Start
Reset to default setting
HexDump
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Brief guide
The table shown below lists the operating steps in correct sequence. It
allows you to perform a test print quickly without any prior knowledge.
You can find the detailed description of the various operating steps on
the pages shown in the right-hand column.
Operating step
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described on
Page
-
Connecting the printer
2.3
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Switching the printer on
2.4
-
Inserting copy for printing
3.1
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Setting print-head spacing
3.1
-
Setting paper feed
3.2
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Setting page guides
3.3
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Paper throughput without address printing
3.5
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Setting the print position
3.6
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Test print
4.3
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Operation
2.1
Power connection
2.1
Voltage selection
Changing fuses for printers no.1 - 143
Connecting the printer
Power cable
Changing fuses from printer no. 201
Interface cable
Switching the printer on
What does the display show ?
What do the keys mean ?
When are the keys active?
OFF-LINE MODE
ON-LINE MODE
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2.2
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
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2. Operation
These instructions apply only to printers No. 1 – 143 !!
For printers numbered 201 and upwards, see “Connecting the printer“ on page 2.3 !
Power
connection
CAUTION !
Before you plug the power cable into the right-hand panel
of the printer, check that the voltage is correctly set on the
power input module.
If the setting is correct, continue to the subsection “Power cable” on
the page after the next.
Voltage selection
–
–
–
USE ONLY WITH
100V
250V FUSES
120V
220V
DISCONNECT POWER 240V
BEFORE REPLACING FU SES
–
Disconnect power
cable !
Open the housing lid (a)
via the slit (see arrow)
with a screwdriver or
similar tool and remove
the fuse holder.
Pull the voltage selection
card (c) directly out of the
housing via the indicator
pin (b).
a
c
b
Turn the voltage selection card until the required voltage can be
read at its lower edge.
a
b
c
100V adjustment
230V adjustment
–
–
–
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turn card with 90°
turn card with 90°
120V adjustment
turn card with 90°
240V adjustment
The indicator pin must be inserted into its groove in the card and
must point upwards.
Slot the voltage selection card with the printed side facing the
IEC connector into the housing and align the indicator pin to the
marking on the housing.
Replace the lid and check that the indicator pin is positioned in
the opening to show the required voltage specifications.
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CAUTION !
If the voltage has been changed, the fuses must also
be changed! (Rated fuse values are given on the type
plate.)
Changing fuses
Changing between US and European fuses
for printers no.1 - 143
–
Open the (housing) lid (a) as described on the preceding page.
–
Unscrew the recessed-head screw (e) by one turn.
–
First push the fuse holder (f) back horizontally and then lift it out.
US fuse (1 fuse (d) !)
d (6,3x32mm)
e
a
f
European fuse (2 fuses (d) !)
d (5x20mm)
e
a
f
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Place the fuse holder (f) with fuse(s) onto the lid as shown in the
diagrams.
–
Tighten the recessed-head screw (e) and replace the whole block
in the housing.
–
The fuses inserted first into the housing are active.
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Connecting the printer
Power cable
CAUTION !
The DA608 is an instrument of
Protection Class 1
The printer must be operated only from grounded power sources!
Plug the power cable into the right-hand side of the printer (6a).
Printers no. 1 - 143
Printers from no. 201
6
6b
6a
USE ONLY W IT H
250V F USES
100V
120V
220V
240V
DISCONNECT POW ER
BE FORE RE P LACING FUS ES
12b
12b
12a
Changing fuses
12a
When changing fuses, disconnect the power cable !
from printer no. 201
Open the holder compartment with your fingertips or a ball-point pen.
Change the fuse as shown below.
The rated fuse values are shown in the Section “Technical Data“.
Interface cable
Plug the interface cable into terminal (12a) on the right-hand panel of
the printer for a parallel interface connection or into terminal (12b) for a
serial interface connection. Then lock it and connect the cable to your
PC.
12a
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Switching the printer on
Switch the printer on via the power switch (6b) on its right-hand
panel.
The following brief initialization message is displayed on the control
panel (8)
DA608
Inkjet
Initialization
When the printer is in off-line mode, the following
message is displayed
100%
Off
Cour12
000000
Exec Set1U Nor
This message is explained on the next page.
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What does the display show ?
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Operation
What do the keys mean ?
start
pap
end
test
next
prev
enter
prog
+
The four middle keys have a dual meaning, depending on the
operating mode!
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"START" key
The "START" key is used to switch between on-line and offline modes .
"PAP" key
The "PAP" key draws in a document, or ejects an already
drawn-in document.
"TEST" key
The "TEST" key draws in one document, prints a test
address onto it and ejects it.
If you press the “Test” key down for longer than one second,
then test addresses will be printed out continuously.
"PROG" key
The "PROG" key gets you into programming mode.
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"
" key
The printout starts one line away from the edge of the
paper.
"
" key
The printout starts one line closer to the edge of the paper.
key
This key allows you to print out the last (up to 20) addresses
repeatedly.
This key allows you to measure the paper length.
key
"START"+"PAP" keys
By pressing these two keys simultaneously, you can reset
the address counter from its currently displayed value to "0".
"PAP"+"TEST" keys
By pressing these two keys simultaneously, you can reset
the test address counter from its currently displayed value to
"0”.
When are
active?
the
Off-line mode
keys
With the exception of the "START" key, the keys are active
only in the off-line operating mode.
The "START" key allows you to switch between on-line and
off-line operating modes. To check the current operating
mode, simply look at the display.
The second line of the display reads "Off".
100%
Off
Cour12
Exec Set1U
000000
Nor
In this mode you can change the settings via the keyboard.
By pressing the "START" key, you get back on-line.
On-line mode
The second line of the display reads "On".
100%
On
Cour12
000000
Exec Set1U Nor
In this mode you can start the printer from your computer
via instruction sequences.
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Addressing paper
Inserting paper
3.1
Setting the printhead spacing
Feeding paper
Setting page guides
Horizontal bar adjustment
Vertical bar adjustment
Aligning the exit rollers
aper run without address printing
Setting print position
ADDRESS BLOCK ROTATION
LEFT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN
Print test
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3. Addressing paper
Inserting paper
When printing postcards or thin documents, you can work with the smallest
spacing. If the printhead smudges the print, or if the paper is particularly thick (such
as for magazines), the spacing must be increased.
Setting the printhead spacing
–
Turn the knob (7) to its maximum setting, corresponding to the
value "5" on the scale (see diagram below).
7
7
maximum spacing
minimum spacing
–
Place the paper (3) between the adjustable pressure rollers (b).
–
Turn the knob (7) to the left until the paper is firmly gripped.
7
b
3
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Addressing paper
Feeding paper
–
–
Turn each of the two knurled knobs (9)
about half a turn away from the stop
towards the mid-position (see figure on
right).
Unlock the knurled knob (10), lift it up and
lock it again in its raised position (see
arrow).
9
10
9
3.
2.
1.
–
Place the first piece of paper (3) between the raised stripping
blades and the feed roller (see arrow).
9
–
10
After unlocking the knurled knob (10), let the stripping blades
drop down onto the paper. As soon as the knurled knob is
locked again, the stripping blades are fixed at the correct height.
9
10
9
1.
2.
3.
–
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If the paper becomes skewed as it is pulled in, make fine
adjustments via the knurled knobs (9).
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Addressing paper
Setting page
guides
–
Loosen the fixing screws (a) and then adjust the feed brackets
(1 and 2) to the width of your document (3).
CAUTION !
The paper must cover the paper detector.
Adjust the position of the feed brackets with respect to the paper
detector. The paper edge should project at least 5 mm at the sides
beyond the paper detector.
address
1
a
paper
detection
3
2
If the installed feed bracket (2) is not wide enough, then exchange
it for one of the two wider ones supplied with the printer.
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–
Loosen the fixing screws (a) and lift the feed bracket (2) from
the opening.
–
After inserting the new feed bracket, adjust it to the desired
width and fix it in place with the screw (a).
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Addressing paper
Horizontal bar
adjustment
–
–
Use the second bar (5) for additionally securing wide and loose
documents.
Loosen the fixing screw (a) to align the two bars (5) more or less
in the middle.
3
=
4
a
=
5
=
Vertical bar
adjustment
–
–
–
–
–
–
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Place the first sheet of paper (3) on the bar between the
stripping blade (b) and the guide block (4).
Slide the guide block (4) up to the upper edge of the paper.
Fan the paper out in the way shown in the diagram below.
Tilt the bar.
The optimal tilting depends on the paper length in the print
direction and on the thickness of the material:
Short paper = steep tilting
Long paper = flat tilting
Secure the bar in place again with the screw (a).
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Addressing paper
Aligning the exit
rollers
–
Align the two exit rollers (13) so that the paper is evenly gripped.
Take care not to touch the print area in the process.
Check the correctness of your paper settings by running a paper
sheet through without printing an address.
aper run without
address printing
Press the "PAP" key: the lowest sheet is drawn in.
Press the "PAP" key again: The sheet is ejected and the next sheet
is drawn in.
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Never touch the internal parts of the printer while it is
running !
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Addressing paper
Setting print
position
Before inserting your document, you must decide how you wish to
position the address onto it, and how you can set this position in the
printing area.
The direction of printing depends on the size of your document and
on the left margin.
Address block
rotation
If the format is wider than the printing area and the print-head
cannot reach the required left margin, then the address block must
be rotated by 180° together with its left margin.
In “REV” mode, the image memory capacity for an address is
limited to 60 lines each of 90 characters.
“NOR”
“REV”
top
margin
Left Margin
print position
area
left margin
top margin
print position
area
left
margin
The left margin is the spacing between the print area edge and the
first printed character.
The default setting for the margin is 10 mm.
–
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If you wish to set a different value, you may select a margin of 0220 mm in the "Left Margin" menu in programming mode (see
Sect. 5).
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Addressing paper
The top margin is the spacing between the edge of the incoming
paper and the first printed line.
Top Margin
The default value for the margin is 0 mm.
If you select the “off” setting in the "Paper Size" menu, i.e. no
format size, then the DA608 will recognize the top margin value as
the spacing between the incoming paper edge and the first printed
line. In the address block direction "Rev", the latter will be the last
line on the page.
IMPORTANT! Please set and “local lock” the paper size.
run direction
top
address block rotation = "Rev"
margin
address block rotation = "Nor"
top margin
Without selected
format size
–
If you wish to set a different value, you may select a margin of 0280 mm in programming mode (see Sect. 5) in the "Top Margin"
menu.
You may also change the margin on a line-by-line basis with the
cursor keys:
ï key = increase top margin line by line
ð key = decrease top margin line by line
With selected
format size
When you select a specific format size in programming mode
(see Section 5) in the "Paper Size" menu, then the top margin
value is the same for both address block directions ("Nor" and
"Rev"). It is important to set and “local lock” the “Paper Size”.
Check your print position settings by performing a print test.
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Addressing paper
Print test
Press the “TEST” key. The lowest sheet will be pulled in, the test
address is printed out and the sheet is ejected.
Assuming that the test shows the print-out to be correctly
positioned, press the “START” key to return to the on-line status.
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running!
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Printing
4.1
Print cartridge
4.1
Which cartridges to use
When should the cartridge be replaced ?
Removing and replacing the cartridge
Resetting the ink counter
Cleaning the ink nozzles
Print test
Counting addresses
Counting test addresses
Counting received addresses
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Print cartridge
Printing is performed with a standard print cartridge. When the ink is
used up, the cartridge must be replaced.
Which cartridges “HP 51645A style” inkjet cartridges. There are many different styles to
choose from. Cartridges can be purchased from your Rena dealer.
to use
Black HP51645A, Versatile Black C8842A, Red C6168A,
Green C6169A, Blue C6170A, Yellow C6173A
When should
the cartridge be
replaced ?
When the display (top left) reads 0%,
0%
Off
Cour12
Exec
Set1U
000000
Nor
the following message appears
NO INK !!
CHANGE PRINTHEAD
and printing is interrupted.
Removing and
replacing the
cartridge
–
Press the "START" key to go into off-line mode.
–
Press the "START" and “
position.
The display shows
“ keys. The cradle moves to its mid-
OK, EXCHANGE CRTRGE !
HIT START TO EXIT
To avoid any damage to the nozzle contacts, remove the cartridge as
instructed on the next page.
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Printing
Removing the cartridge
1. Press lightly on the cartridge-securing clip for
releasing the cartridge-from this clip.
2. Lift the whole cartridge out so that its base is
free to move.
3. Tilt the cartridge forwards until its nipple
touches the underside of the upper guide bar of
the runners (L).
4. Continue to move the cartridge around this bar
and then pull it out gently.
− Observe the directions on the new cartridge packet.
Replacing the cartridge
1. Tilt the cartridge backwards until its nipple
touches the underside of the upper guide bar of
the runners (L).
2. Continue to move the cartridge around this bar
until its base touches the underside of the bar.
3. Insert the cartridge further along the stop.
4. Click the cartridge into place by pressing it in at
the top.
–
Press the “START" key:
The display shows
Resetting the ink
counter
–
In off-line mode, first press the “PROG” key and then the “PREV”
key.
The display shows
–
–
–
yes
The ink counter applies only to cartridge HP 51645A !
The ink nozzles are cleaned automatically
–
–
–
–
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HEAD RESET:
Press the “ENTER” key twice.
Press the “END“ key to return to off-line mode. The display on the
ink counter is reset to 100%.
Press the “START“ key to return to on-line mode.
J
Cleaning the
ink nozzles
PRINT HEAD TEST ?
enter = YES
end = NO
before every test print
after switching over from OFFLINE to ONLINE
after 50, 100, 200, 300 or 1000 addresses as required. This can be
set in programming mode by selecting “CLEANING CYCLE“ in the
“SPECIAL FUNCT.“ menu.
before starting printing if the cradle was in its home position.
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Printing
Print test
Press the “TEST” key. The lowest sheet is pulled in and printed with a
test address. The sheet is then ejected and the next sheet is pulled in.
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Never touch the internal parts of the printer while it is
running!
Counting addresses
Every print operation is counted after the paper has been ejected. The number of
print operations can be seen in the right top of the display. The printer can count
addresses in two different and independent ways.
Counting test
addresses
A count of the test addresses represents the number of test print
operations performed by the printer after the paper is ejected.
To perform this count, press the “TEST” key when the printer is in offline mode.
If you switch to on-line by pressing the “START” key, the count will
disappear from the display but will remain stored in the printer.
If you return to off-line mode by pressing the "START" key again and
carry out more test prints, the stored counter number reappears in the
display and counting is continued.
By simultaneously pressing the "PAP" and "TEST" keys, you can reset
the currently displayed counter number to “0”.
Counting
received
addresses
An address count represents the number of data print operations
received by the computer after the paper is ejected.
This counting takes place when the printer is on-line.
The counted number remains visible in the display until you press the
"TEST" key in off-line mode. Only when you change back to on-line
mode does the counted number of the received data-print operations
appear in the display again.
If you return to data transfer with printing, the counting is continued.
By simultaneously pressing the "START" and "PAP" keys, you can
reset the currently displayed counter number to “0”.
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Both address counters are reset when the printer is switched off!
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Printer functions
Programming mode
What is programming mode for ?
Getting to programming mode
What does the display show in programming mode?
The key functions in programming mode
Menu overview
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.3
Explaining the menu fields
Application example in programming mode
Initializing the printer (default reset)
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Programming mode
The printer is delivered with its menus set to default values at the works.
Should you wish to change a font quality or type, for example, you must go into
programming mode.
What is
programming
mode for ?
Programming mode is used to set specific parameters manually via
the control panel.
The "Menu overview" section lists the available menu fields and their
associated options.
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Getting to
programming
mode
–
–
The parameters can be changed either by software instructions
or by new settings in programming mode.
Change over to off-line mode by pressing the "START" key.
Press the "PROG" key.
The following display briefly appears
DA608
Inkjet
Programming mode
The printer is in programming mode when the following
display appears
(Menu field) blinking
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What does the
display show in
programming
mode?
Menu
The key
functions in
programming
mode
Option
In programming mode, the top line of key lettering applies (END,
NEXT, PREV, ENTER).
start
pap
end
test
next
prev
enter
prog
"ENTER" key
This key allows you to change over between displaying the menu field
and the option field. The currently active field blinks. The last status set
is always stored.
"NEXT" key
This key allows you to move to the next possible contents of the active
field.
"PREV" key
This key allows you to move to the previous contents in the active field.
"END" key
This key allows you to leave programming mode and return to normal
mode.
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Menu overview
MENU
OPTION
SETTING
No 0 No 1 ... No 9
FONT
Cour12 Cour12bo Cour12it Helv07 Helv10 Helv12 Helv12bo
Helv12it Helv13 LetGot12 TmsRm12 Bru12 OCR-A
PRINT QUALITY
600 550 500 450 400 300 200(Fast) dpi
LEFT MARGIN
0
...
227 [mm]
0
...
8.94 [inch]
TOP MARGIN
0
...
999 [mm]
0
...
39.3 [inch]
TYPE OF BARC.
off
zip
BARC. OPTIONS
off zip dpbc
BARC. POSITION
top bot conv
bpo4 kix
1
2/5i coda co39 c128 ean )
SMALL WIDTH (dots)
1 ... 6 ... 99
LARGE WIDTH (dots)
1 ... 15 ... 99
BARCODE HEIGHT (dots)
15
1 ... 50 ... 999
CHAR. SPACING
0 1 2 ... 89 90
CHAR. HEIGHT
1x 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x
CHAR. WIDTH
1x 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x
LINE SPACING
1 2 ... 6 ... 10
ORIENTATION
NOR REV
PAPER SIZE
off EXEC LETT LEGA A4 A5 MONA C10 INTD
C5 INSD C6 A6 CRD1 CRD2 HAGA B5 USER
CHARACTER SET
USA7 UK7 Fra7 Ger7 Ita7 Spa7 Den7 Nor7 Swe7
SwN7 Por7 PC8 Rom8 P850 ECMA P8DN ICEL
P852 P860
PRINT MODE
aut. uni bid.
PAPER SPEED
100% 90% 80% ... 40% 30%
EJECT DELAY
off 0.1 – 9.9 (sec)
PAPER SENSOR
on off
SEPARATION
min lev1 lev2 lev3 lev4 max
VERT. CORRECT.
-5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5
SETTING LOCKED
no yes (Must set to no when using Windows programs)
SPECIAL FUNCT.
BIT8 SET TO
BIT8 FIX0 FIX1
AUTO LF
off on_1 on_2 on_3
HEX TO ASCII
off on
1
) EAN barcode for European printers / UPC barcode for US printers
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MENU
OPTION
LINE MODE
off 0 1 ... 99
DELIMITER < >
off on
STX-ETX
off on
OFFSET EDGE
0
CLEANING CYCLE
50 100 200 300 1000 off
WARMING
off lev1 lev2 lev3 lev4 max
CAPPING DELAY
off 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s 60s
SERIAL INTERF.
...
227 [mm]
PC DISP
HANDSHAKE
both XON DTR
BAUD RATE
19K2 9600 4800
DATA LENGTH
8Bit 7Bit
PARITY
no even odd
STOPBIT
1 2
SERVICE
Rev Adrc Font Ram Head Corr Char HexD InpD SetD
HARDWARE TEST
-- For service use only ! --
HEAD RESET
yes no (Choose yes when installing new cartridge)
The underlined values are default settings
Explaining the menu fields
Setting
Selection of user configurations.
If you wish to use the DA608 in certain applications, it may be
necessary to change some menu settings. You may set up various
configurations yourself and store these in the "Setting" menu.
Nine of the 10 options "No 0" - "No 9" are available for your own
configuration.
The first option, "No 0", is reserved for the default setting.
If you select this option, programming mode is terminated immediately
after pressing the "ENTER" key. No further changes can then be made
in this configuration.
To make changes in this configuration, you must first select one of the
remaining nine options ("No 1" to "No 9"). When programming mode is
terminated, the changes made are automatically stored in the selected
"Setting No".
You can lock the setting you have made immediately by using the
key to call the “SETTING LOCKED“ option and selecting between
“yes“
and
“no“
with
the
same
key.
Warning! Locking settings will cause problems when printing from
Windows programs using a Rena driver.
The set configurations are retained when the printer is switched off.
In the "SetD" option in the “Service” menu you can print out the active
configuration (see "Service" description).
After a works initialization via the "PROG" key (at switch on) all
configurations are set to the default setting.
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“Local Locking” individual menu options.
Page down the menu until you get to the option you want. Press the
key. The following message will appear on the display
Menu field
Option field
Local locked : NO blinking
Now use the
,
or
keys to select between the options "YES"
and "NO".
When you select the "YES" option, "(L)" appears in the second line of
the display indicating the this setting has been “local locked”.
Menu field
(L)
Option field
In the sample print-out of the “SetD" service program on page 5.14 for
example, "ORIENTATION : REV" and "PAPER SIZE : A4" are marked
as “local locked“.
You may also change local locked statuses when the setting is locked.
The following menu options can be individually locked:
FONT
PRINT QUALITY
LEFT MARGIN (mm)
TOP MARGIN (mm)
TYPE OF BARC.
NOTE !:
CHAR. SPACING
CHAR. HEIGHT
CHAR. WIDTH
LINE SPACING
ORIENTATION
PAPER SIZE
CHARACTER SET
PRINT MODE
Locking or “local locking” settings may lead to incompatibilities with
most Windows software applications.
EXAMPLES:
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When you lock the left margin, the application program will
implement absolute horizontal positions.
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When you want to lock the orientation to REV, the sequences
for setting the CONV position with automatic ZIP search cannot
be executed.
Other conflicts may also occur.
Fonts
In selecting your fonts, refer to the section entitled “Fonts”. Thirteen
different fonts are installed in the printer. If more fonts are present,
only the first 25 are shown. The following sequence is observed:
works fonts
soft fonts.
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Print Quality
Left Margin
Selection between 7 print qualities:
600, 550, 500, 450, 400, 300, FAST (200)
600 dpi:
A large number of print dots per character, both vertically
and horizontally, hence a slower print speed.
300 dpi:
A large number of print dots per character horizontally
and a small number of print dots per character vertically,
hence a somewhat faster print speed.
FAST:
200 dpi (draft print quality)
A small number of print dots per character, both vertically
and horizontally, hence the fastest print speed.
This menu allows you to set the spacing between the printing area and
the first printed character in the range between 0-228 mm.
When the PREV/NEXT key is pressed continuously, the change is
performed in cm-steps, otherwise in mm-steps.
Top Margin
This menu allows you to set the spacing between the paper edge and
the first printed line in the range between 0-999 mm.
When the PREV/NEXT key is pressed continuously, the change is
performed in cm-steps, otherwise in mm-steps.
Type of
barcode
Use this menu to select a barcode.
The following barcodes are available:
–
–
–
–
ZIP barcode
bpo4 barcode
2/5 interleaved barcode
coda barcode
–
–
–
–
co39 barcode
ean barcode
kix barcode
code128 barcode
If you acknowledge the "ZIP" barcode with the ENTER key, you will be
offered the following parameter setting:
" BARCODE OPTIONS: off "
BARCODE
OPTIONS
(only for USA !)
IMPORTANT!: Current USPS requirement have made this feature
invalid. Please be sure this feature is set to “off”.
Selecting between the options "zip" or "dpbc" will caused the printer to
do the following:
In the setting "ZIP" the nine (or five) digits of the postal code from the
"ZIP line" are recognized and the corresponding barcode (with check
sum) is printed. The line with the "DLE" sequence (see interface
description - Sect. 8 Zip barcode) in the addressing is then obviated.
The numbers of the postal code should be sent in the last line of the
address. The postal code cannot have more than nine digits, but must
have at least five. As the number sequence search starts from the end
of the address, the last nine digits of a sequence are converted. You
may add a separating hyphen or other printable character between the
fifth and sixth digits.
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At the "DPBC" setting, the program searches for the house number at
the start of the street line and adds it to the ZIP barcode.
The street line must be sent to the printer before the line containing
the postal code. The house number should be at the beginning of the
line. Where the house number consists of three digits, only the last two
are converted into barcode. Addresses consisting of only a single digit
are preceded by a 0.
BARCODE
POSITION
After you acknowledge your choice in the "BARCODE OPTIONS"
menu field, the following display appears:
"BARCODE POSITION : top"
The ZIP barcode position can be defined by the options "top", "bot" or
"conv".
These define the position of the ZIP barcode within the address block.
The following variants are possible:
top:
bottom:
conventional:
the barcode line is printed as the first address line.
the barcode line is printed after the last address line.
the position of the barcode line is fixed.
In the “conv” option, the following settings are made:
LEFT MARGIN: 94 mm
TOP MARGIN: 51 mm
The barcode is indented by 30 mm and printed in the eleventh line, i.e.
the spacing between the first line of the address and the barcode is 10
line feeds (at 6 lpi).
The values for LEFT MARGIN and TOP MARGIN can be changed to
your requirements to match the position of the address on the
envelope.
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Other barcodes
Correct positioning of the address is ensured only in the
"Nor" position.
If you acknowledge barcode "2/5i", "coda", "co39" or “c128” with the
ENTER key, you will be offered the following parameter setting:
"SMALL WIDTH : 6"
SMALL WIDTH
You can set the width of the narrow bar from 1 to 99 (dots).
LARGE WIDTH
After you have acknowledged your setting in the "SMALL WIDTH"
menu field, the following appears:
"LARGE WIDTH : 15"
You can now set the width of the thick bar from 1 to 99 (dots) (except
for c128).
BARCODE
HEIGHT
After you have acknowledged your setting in the "LARGE WIDTH"
menu field, the following appears:
"BARCODE HEIGHT : 50"
You can now set the height of the barcode from 1 to 999 (dots).
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A maximum of 150 dots high can be printed with a single
movement of the printhead.
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Other Barcodes
If you acknowledge the barcode "ean" with the ENTER key, then you
will be offered only the parameter setting "BARCODE HEIGHT" - as
already described.
Char. Spacing
You can change the character spacing from 0 to 90 dots by inserting
additional blanks.
Char. Height
You can increase the character height up to sixteen times without
changing the width.
Char. Width
You can increase the character width up to six times without changing
the height.
Line Spacing
You can change the spacing between the lines from 1 to 10 lines per
inch.
Orientation
The address block may be rotated by 180°.
In "Nor" mode, printing is from top to bottom.
In "Rev" mode, printing is from bottom to top.
In “REV“ mode, the image memory capacity for an address is limited
to 60 lines each of 90 characters.
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Paper Size
You may select any of the following format sizes:
Format
Meaning
P/E/*
Cd
Size
Width x length
Width x length
in
--
--
off
No format size
EXEC
Executive
P
71/4 x 101/2
184 x 267
LETT
Letter
P
81/2 x 11
216 x 279
LEGA
Legal
P
81/2 x 14
216 x 356
A4
DIN A4
P
81/4 x 1111/16
210 x 297
A5
DIN A5
P
513/16 x 81/4
148 x 210
MONA
Monarch
K
37/8 x 71/2
98 x 190,5
C10
Com-10 (Business)
K
41/8 x 91/2
105 x 241
INTD
International DL
K
411/32 x 821/32
110 x 220
C5
International C5
K
63/8 x 91/64
162 x 229
INSD
Inserter DL
K
41/2 x 91/64
114 x 229
C6
International C6
K
41/2 x 63/8
114 x 162
A6
DIN A6
P
41/8 x 513/16
105 x 148
CRD1
Card 1
Kt
4x6
102 x 152
CRD2
Card 2
Kt
5x8
127 x 203
HAGA
Hagaki
K
315/16 x 513/16
100 x 148
K
615/16 x 927/32
176 x 250
B5
USER
The format length
can be entered in
mm
--
Size in inches
**
P
min.
max.
mm
**
70 x 75
435 x 999
When you select a specific format size, the top margin value is
identical for the address block directions "Nor" and "Rev" (Cf. Sec.3 Top Margin).
If you select the setting "off", i.e. no format size, then the DA608
recognizes the top margin value in the address block direction "Rev"
only as the spacing from the paper feed edge to the first printed line,
or in this case the last page line (Cf. Sec.3 - Top Margin).
Character Set
National character sets with their own special characters in each
language (see character sets in the Annex).
Print Mode
You may choose between three print modes:
bidirectional:
unidirectional:
automatic:
*
**
Prints from left to right, then from right to left (fastest print
mode).
Prints only from left to right, except for Hex-Dump and
HEAD test. (This is a slow and accurate print mode.)
Bidirectional printing for text and unidirectional for
graphics.
P = Paper / E= Envelope / Cd = Card
The values in bold print represent the lengths in the transport directions
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Paper Speed
The transport speed of the paper can be reduced down to 30%. This
may be required for particularly delicate or heavy types of paper.
Eject Delay
0.1 – 9.9 seconds
The paper ejection can be delayed by a selectable time (up to 9.9
seconds), so that the newly printed ink can dry.
Paper Sensor
End-of-form detection on/off.
When the end-of-form detection function is activated, the light barrier
is interrogated before every line is printed as to whether paper is
present in the print area.
For printing media with black surfaces, you can deactivate the paper
light barrier during printing. To do this, you must set a format size in
the “PAPER SIZE“ menu (see page 5.9) or measure it with the
key.
When the end-of-form detection is deactivated and a format size has
been specified, the light barrier is interrogated as to whether paper is
present in the print area only when the paper is fed in.
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Separation
An incorrect form size can lead to printing outside the paper
area!
Setting the distance between two successive sheets of paper.
Select one of the following values :
min. lev1 lev2 lev3 lev4 max.
Vert. Correct.
This allows a vertical offset between the print lines to be corrected.
The correction is performed in steps of 1/150 inch.
Select one of the following 11 values :
-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5
Setting locked
You may "lock" each configuration individually. This means that the
corresponding configuration cannot be changed via printer
instructions.
If you select the "yes" option, your configuration is locked and the
corresponding printer instructions are ignored. In the “SETD“ service
program, this setting is clearly identified by “!!!“ (see sample print-out
on page 5.13).
The status of the active configuration is shown on the display.
The display text "Set1U" means that configuration "No 1" was
selected, but is Unlocked.
The display text "Set1L" means that configuration "No 1" was selected,
but is Locked.
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Special Funct.
Bit8 Set To
This menu allows you to define how the DA608 should execute bit 8.
This menu option is active only for 7-bit character sets.
The following variants are possible:
BIT8:
FIX0:
FIX1:
Auto LF
The higher-value bit (bit 8) of the received character is taken
over in unchanged form.
The higher-value bit (bit 8)
always deleted.
The higher-value bit (bit 8)
always set to "1".
of the received character is
of the received character is
Automatic line feed off / on_1 / on_2 / on_3
Use this menu to define how the DA608 is to interpret the following
control characters:
and
CR =
LF =
FF =
Carriage return
Line feed
Form feed.
The following variants may be selected:
off :
on_1:
on_2:
on_3:
Hex to ASCII
CR = CR,
CR = CR + LF
CR = CR,
CR = CR + LF
LF = LF,
LF = LF
LF = CR + LF
LF = CR + LF
FF = FF
FF = FF
FF = CR + FF
FF = CR + FF
HEX to ASCII CONVERSION off/on
When the conversion is switched on, the printer interprets the
percentage symbol "%" as a non-printable control character. The two
characters following the % symbol are then interpreted as HEX values
and combined into a single character.
Example: %0C = Form Feed
Line Mode
Line mode off / 1 - 99 lines
This option allows address separation by a specific number of line
feeds.
If the PREV/NEXT key is kept continuously pressed, the change takes
place in steps of 10, otherwise in steps of 1.
Delimiter < >
Individual page feed on/off
When the delimiter is activated, the two print characters "< >" are
recognized as the beginning and end of a page print with paper
ejection. This means that you should set the character "<" before a
piece of text that should go onto a new page and the character ">"
after the text, before the page is to be ejected.
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STX-ETX
Start and End of Text recognition off/on
This function allows the operator to turn on or off the recognition of
STX and ETX as the beginning and end marker for the address block.
Offset Edge
Offset edge of page by 0 – 227 mm
This function shifts the measured edge of the paper. To the user, it will
look as if the left margin was increased.
This option is required for
CLEANING
CYCLE
–
Windows programs in which the left edge cannot be changed
(or this is not desired).
–
Printing of large envelopes with Windows serial print, where the
desired print position cannot be set on the PC.
Example: Programs under Windows NT for which no RENA
DA608 drivers are available.
Setting the cycle for cleaning the ink nozzles
This function is used to set the number of addresses after which the
ink nozzles will be automatically cleaned.
Parameters: 50, 100, 200, 300, 1000, off.
WARMING
Warming the ink cartridge
This function is used to set the warming time for the ink cartridge.
min. lev1 lev2 lev3 lev4 max.
Capping Delay
Sets the delay for capping (sealing) the ink cartridge nozzles.
This function is used to set the number of seconds the printer should
wait (after running out of data to print) before the ink nozzles will be
automatically capped (sealed). Note: “off” is recommended.
Parameters: off, 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s 50s
off = (normal) no additional delay in capping
Serial Interface
Handshake
Handshaking is a signal exchange between computer and printer. It is
designed to protect the buffer in the printer memory from overflowing
or losing data.
The type of handshaking depends on your computer system or
terminal.The DA608 printer supports three ways of sending serial data.
Software handshaking
XON/XOFF
(Transmission ON/Transmission OFF)
is used by most terminals.
Hardware handshaking
DTR
(Data Terminal Ready)
is used by PCs.
Both types of handshaking
Baud rate
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For the computer and printer to intercommunicate, they must send and
receive data at the same clock rate or baud rate. The DA608 printer
can be set to four different rates (see preceding table).
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Data length
The computer and printer must send and receive the same number of
data bits (information elements) per character. The IBM character and
graphics set requires 8 bits.
Parity is an error detection technique for the RS-232-C serial interface
used for data transfer. It checks whether the numbers of binary one's
in a byte are even (or odd). It may also be deactivated.
Parity
Stop bit
The DA608 printer sends two stop bits at the end of every character.
Service
Rev.
(=Revision)
The version number of the firmware is displayed together with the
prom. number of the paper transport controller. Both numbers must be
specified if problems occur with the printer.
Adrc
Display of printed addresses from the initial operation of the printer.
This counter can be reset only by service personnel.
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Head
For the following service steps, several sheets of DIN A4
paper must be inserted over the whole print area!
A test print is carried out in which the results of testing the contacts to
the nozzles are displayed in a continuous oblique line.
This is done firstly in a grid pattern, and then all the nozzles are
addressed individually in sequence.
Char
Printout of the currently defined character set.
HexD
Hex Dump causes all received characters to be printed from the
receive buffer in LetGot12.
Hex Dump is terminated with the PROG, END or START keys.
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InpD
In Inp-Dump, all 96 kbytes of the receive buffer are printed with PC8
symbols.
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Hex Dump may also be initiated directly by keeping the START
key pressed down when switching the printer on. Do not
terminate Hex Dump by switching off the printer as this may lead
to changes in the settings !!
The entire print-out requires about 30 DINA4 sheets. Switch the
printer off and then on again, send the print job and then start the
dump print-out. The required data is now located at the beginning
of the buffer. As soon as it has been printed out, you may stop
further printing.
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SetD
The 10 printer settings that are activated under each number in the
“Setting” option, are printed out.
To do this, you will need two DINA4 sheets. They are not pulled in until
after the “SetD“ instruction has been given.
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SETTING
No 1
No 2 ...
No 9
FONT
PRINT QUALITY
Cour12
EXEC
Helv10
EXEC
Cour12
LETT
LEFT MARG. [mm]
TOP MARGIN [mm]
10
20
20
10
0
0
TYPE OF BARC.
BARC. OPTIONS
BARC. POSITION
SMALL WIDTH
LARGE WIDTH
BARCODE HEIGHT
zip
off
top
-
2/5i
6
15
50
ean
50
CHAR. SPACING
CHAR. HEIGHT
CHAR. WIDTH
0
1x
1x
0
5x
3x
0
3x
2x
LINE SPACING
ORIENTATION
PAPER SIZE
PAP LENGTH [mm]
CHARACTER SET
PRINT MODE
6
Nor
A4
P860
aut.
2
Nor
USER
220
USA7
uni.
8
REV
off
PC8
bid.
PAPER SPEED
EJECT DELAY
PAPER SENSOR
100%
off
on
90%
off
on
90%
on
on
SEPARATION
VERT. CORRECT.
SETTING LOCKED
min
-2
yes
lev12
1
no
min
0
no
BIT8 SET TO
AUTO LF
HEX TO ASCII
LINE MODE
DELIMITER < >
OFFS. EDGE[mm]
CLEANING CYCLE
WARMING
Bit8
off
off
off
off
0
100
off
Bit8
off
off
off
off
0
100
off
Bit8
off
off
off
off
0
100
off
SERIAL INTERF.
PC
PC
DISP
HANDSHAKE
BAUDRATE
DATA LENGTH
PARITY
STOPBIT
both
19K2
8Bit
no
2
DTR
9600
7Bit
even
2
DTR
4800
8Bit
odd
1
EMULATION
MACRO
DL FONT
INK COUNTER
ADDRCOUNTER
RAM
REVISION
PCL3
NO
NO
100%
1581
Standard [2Mbytes]
V4.40 #2722
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Printer functions
Hardware Test
Testing of various hardware components.
(For service personnel only!)
Head Reset
Resets the ink counter after a new cartridge has been inserted (see
page 4.1).
Application example in programming mode
You want to set up a configuration whose line spacing is changed from
6 lines/inch to 8 lines/inch.
–
Switch the printer on.
Programming mode
–
Press the "PROG" key.
Activate required
menu field
–
Use the "PREV" or "NEXT" keys to move to the desired "Line
spacing" menu field. The blinking menu field is activated.
Changing from menu –
field to option field
Press the "ENTER" key. The option field (= 1 line to the right)
blinks..
Activate required
option field
–
Use the "PREV" or "NEXT" keys to move to the desired option
field "8". The blinking option field is activated.
End programming
mode
–
Press the "END" key. The new value is now stored in the
configuration under the selected "Setting No" and the printer is
in off-line mode again
or
Press the "START" key. The printer is now in online mode again
and is ready to continue the print job.
–
Initializing the printer (default reset)
without loss of
configuration
To get to the default configuration, select option "No 0" in the "Setting"
menu field in programming mode. To end programming mode, press
the "ENTER" key. The "Set 0U" message appears on the display. The
set configurations are stored under their respective setting numbers
(cf. "Setting" menu prompt).
with loss of
configuration
To return all the changed values and configurations to their original
settings, switch the printer off.
–
Keep the “PROG" key pressed down when switching the printer
on again.
The display shows
DA608
Inkjet
Default Reset
The printer now has the default settings and all configurations as set at
the works. The display shows "Set 1U”.
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Interfaces
6.1
Centronics parallel interface
Signal description
Pulse diagram
6.2
6.3
RS-232-C serial interface
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6. Interfaces
The DA608 printer is equipped with two standard data communications interfaces.
The interface connection sockets are:
- Centronics parallel
- RS-232-C serial
Both of them allow connection of the printer to the terminal or the
computer.
Centronics parallel interface
The DA608 printer is equipped with a standard Centronics parallel
interface. This interface is most frequently used for connecting to a
personal computer. In contrast to the RS-232-C serial socket, it usually
requires no special instructions or configurations for the printer or
computer. In addition, the Centronics parallel interface cable allows
faster data transmission.
The parallel interface connector has a standard 36-pin Amphenol
socket with two metal clips.
Connecting socket
Connector type:
Amphenol socket strip
Design: 57 - 40360
Cable length max. 2 m with Amphenol
plug strip 57 - 30360
The signal description is given on the next page.
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Signal description
18
1
36
PIN
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Associated
GND
1
19
2-9
20-27
10
Signal
19
Signal-
Meaning
Input/Output
________
STROBE
E
This pulse (0.5µs)
reports that data
bits are valid
DATA 1-8
_____________
E
Data bits D0-D7
28
ACKNOWLEDGE
A
Printer report:
data are processed
(ready to receive)
11
29
BUSY
A
Printer report:
data received,
data being processed
12
30
PE (Paper empty)
A
Printer reports to
computer: no
paper
13
--
SELECT (Online)
A
Signal is high when
printer is on-line
14
--
Autofeed
E
No function, only
for bidirectional
interface
15
--
Free
Free
16
--
GND
GND
17
--
Chassis GND
Chassis GND
18, 35
--
+ 5V
+ 5V over 0.2A Si
19-30
--
GND
31
--
32
--
GND
____
INIT
_______
ERROR
33
--
GND
GND
34
--
Free
Free
36
--
SELECT IN
6.2
E
Resets printer
A
Signal is low at
printer error
E
No function, only
for bidirectional
interface
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Interfaces
RS-232-C serial interface
The DA608 printer has a standard RS-232-C serial interface that is compatible
with most computers and terminals.
Connecting
socket
Pin assignment
The DA608 printer is equipped with a standard DB-9 serial connection
socket.
PIN
Signal
SignalInput/Output
Meaning
1
---
-
Free
2
Rxd
E
Receive data
3
Txd
A
Transmit data
4
DTR
A
Clear to receive
5
GND
-
Signal ground
6
---
-
Free
7
RTS
A
+12V
8
CTS
E
Clear to send
9
---
-
Free
Pin 2
Received Data (RxD):
Serial data transfer from computer to printer.
Pin 3
Transmitted Data (TxD):
Serial data transfer from printer to computer system or terminal (e.g.
XON/XOFF characters).
Pin 4
Data Terminal Ready (DTR):
Printer output that clears data transfer to the printer or aborts it
(handshaking). Data transfer is possible when DTR is high. It is not
possible when DTR is low.
Pin 5
Signal Ground (GND):
This is the reference potential for the entire data exchange.
Pin 7
Request to Send (RTS):
This signal is always high when the printer is switched on.
Pin 8
Clear to Send (CTS):
Printer input that clears or aborts data transmission to the computer.
When the input is high, the printer can transmit data. This input must
always be high for software handshaking with Xon/Xoff.
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7.
Fonts
7.1
Terminology
7.1
Font
Serif or sans serif fonts
Character orientation
Spacing
Pitch
Dot size
Underlining
Expanded mode
Character spacing
Quality
Orientation
Character sets
7.5
7-bit character set
8-Bit character set
7.5
7.5
Selecting fonts for your addresses
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7.2
7.2
7.3
7.3
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7.4
7.4
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7. Fonts
Terminology
Font
A font is a collection of characters and symbols of the same
typeface and spacing, the same size (height), line thickness and
character orientation. The set of characters and symbols it contains
share a common design.
Cour
Helv
TmsRm
Serif or sans serif
fonts
Serifs are small crosslines above or below characters (known as
"feet" in the Antiqua fonts). Cour is a serif font type. Font types
without serifs are known as sans serif. Helv is a sans serif font
type. The diagram below shows the difference between a serif and
a sans serif font.
Character
orientation
The characters can be printed out either in normal mode or in
italics of constant slope.
This line is printed with normal characters.
This line is printed in italics.
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Fonts
Spacing
Fixed spacing
Spacing refers to the relative print density between the letters of a
font. The character spacing is either fixed or proportional.
With fixed character spacing, each letter of a font assumes the
same width and has the same spacing to the adjacent letters. Cour
and LetGot are fonts with fixed spacing.
Fixed
character spacing
Proportional
spacing
Proportional character spacing depends on the width of each letter.
Helv and TmsRm are examples of fonts with proportional spacing.
Proportional
character spacing
Pitch
The pitch depends on the number of printed characters within a
linear inch. A font with a pitch of 10 cpi prints 10 characters per
horizontal inch (cpi = characters per inch). The pitch can be
specified only for fonts with fixed spacing.
12 characters per inch (cpi)
10 characters per inch (cpi)
0
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Fonts
Dot size
Dot size (character height) refers to the height of an upper-case
printed latter. The dot size is measured in pica points. One pica
point corresponds to 1/72 of an inch.
The heights of both types of font, those with fixed and those with
proportional character spacing, are measured in pica points.
Underlining
To highlight a piece of text, it may be underlined. The otherwise
uniform typeface remains unchanged.
You can underline a single word.
Expanded mode
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You can print the address (e. g. for large goods packages) twice as
wide while maintaining the proportional character width with respect
to the spacing.
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Fonts
Character spacing
To bring single words out more clearly, you can expand the spacing
between letters and words without changing the character size
itself.
This E x a m p l e
Quality
is printed with expanded spacing.
The term quality refers to the quality of the printout.
EconoFast (Ecofas)
EconoFast mode is used for fast printing with low ink consumption. The result has a resolution of 300x300 dpi (dots/inch).
Letter
Letter mode is used to obtain a high-quality appearance for your
correspondence. The result has a resolution of 300x600 dpi
(dots/inch).
Executive (Execut)
Executive is a superior mode designed for correspondence
requiring an enhanced appearance. It makes use of the maximum resolution of 600x600 dpi (dots/inch).
Orientation
Orientation refers to the (readable) address position on the paper. It
may be rotated by 180°.
Nor
Rev
For details of image memory capacity, look in the menu option
“Orientation“ on page 5.8.
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Fonts
Character sets
A character set consists of characters and symbols that contain all elements of a
language or subject (country-specific characters), including punctuation marks and
numerals.
7-bit character set
A 7-bit character set corresponds to the definitions of the
"International Standards Organization" (ISO) and the 'American
Standard Code for Information Interchange' (ASCII).
The 7-bit character set contains 128 characters.
A typical 7-bit character set is shown below.
UK7
8-Bit character set
The 8-bit character set contains 256 characters.
It includes many national characters. The most commonly used
8-bit character set is shown below.
PC8
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Fonts
Selecting fonts for your addresses
+
The fonts are selected by software or by printer commands.
Fonts can be used highly selectively to give an address a specific
appearance.
Select the fonts that correspond to the message that you want your
document to express.
Serif fonts
The example below shows an address using Cour12 font:
Dr.
Lemuel Gulliver
104 Churchill St.
Cambridge CB8 5TD
Sans serif
fonts
The example below shows an address using Helv12 font:
Dr.
Lemuel Gulliver
104 Churchill St.
Cambridge CB8 5TD
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Error messages and hints
8.1
Usual error messages
8.1
Error messages for soft fonts
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Usual error messages
Error message
ERROR LCA !!
CALL SERVICE
ERROR LCA Ready
CALL SERVICE
PRINTHEAD ERROR !!
CHECK HEAD MOVEMENT
HEAD INTERRUPT ERR !!
START&PROG TO CONTINUE
NO PAPER !!
PAPER JAM !!
REMOVE PAPER
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Cause
Solution
Error in loading the
hardware into the XC5206
module.
- Check the connection on
or to the print board.
- Check the module.
XC5206
Printing error – the XC5206
- Check the printhead.
module does not confirm
- Check that the correct
successful completion of print
firmware was loaded.
operation.
Check the printhead.
The printhead fails to
Check home sensor.
reach its end position.
Problem with home sensor
The printhead is jammed.
No signal from encoder.
Encoder strip is out of
sensor.
Check the encoder strip to
be sure it is within the
sensor, located on the back
of the printhead carriage.
Paper has run out.
Insert new paper (see Sect.
3).
Paper is jammed.
Paper is not properly
separated (overlapped).
Wrong paper size set.
Remove jammed paper and
readjust the paper feed
mechanism (see Sect. 3).
Make sure paper size is set.
POSITION ERROR !!
CHECK TOP MARGIN
The printed area is outside Check the light barrier.
Reduce the "Top margin"
the paper format.
setting with the "ð" key or in
The light barrier for paper
programming mode, or
detection is not working
correct the paper size (see
properly.
Sect. 5).
Dark colors on underside
Check the paper for black
of mail piece. See below.
areas.
ADDRESS TOO LONG
CHECK TOP MARGIN
Address does not fit onto
the paper.
No form feed.
Dark colors on underside
of mail piece
Reduce the "Top margin"
setting with the "ð" key or in
programming mode, or
correct the paper size (see
Sect. 5).
Send FF from software.
Set paper size and set
“paper sensor” feature “off”.
NO INK !!
CHANGE PRINTHEAD
Ink monitor = %0.
Cartridge may be empty.
Replace the cartridge (see
Sect. 4). Do “Head Reset”.
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Error messages and information
Error message
Cause
Solution
Error in the buffered
RAM (module M48Z58).
Reset to default value (see
Sect. 5).
– Replace module M48Z58.
TEST MACRO TOO LONG
The user-defined test
address is too long.
Limit the size of the test
address to 3 Kbytes.
BUFFER OVERFLOW !!
Error in data transfer.
Check connections of the
interface cable.
Error in the Flash prom.
Reload the RENA fonts.
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
MAKE DEFAULT RESET
–
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
MAKE COUNTER RESET
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
MAKE DEFAULT RESET
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
MAKE DEFAULT RESET
EPROM ERROR !!
VERIFY FONT
Reload the program
(firmware).
EPROM ERROR !!
VERIFY PROG
RAM ERROR !!
VERIFY RAM
PROGRAM ERROR !!
MAKE DEFAULT RESET
SAVE INPUT DATA !!
PIC ERROR
VERIFY CONTROLLER
Error in RAM.
Have the CPU board
replaced by service
personnel.
Error in program
execution.
- Perform a default initialization (Sect. 5)
- Reload the firmware.
Address was not printed to Make no changes in
the end.
programming mode when
the print job is running!
Error in controller module
that controls the paper
transport.
- Check module PIC 1665.
- Set the paper feed
mechanism properly.
PIC ERROR
VERIFY CONTROLLER
PIC TIME OUT
VERIFY CONTROLLER
PIC STATUS ANSW.
PAPER OUT (PAP)
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Error messages and information
Error message
PIC CALL
PROGRAM ERROR
Cause
Solution
Error in controller module
that controls the paper
transport.
–
Check the module PIC
1665
–
Set the paper feed
mechanism correctly.
TIME OUT PIC
WAITING FOR PAPER
PIC CODE
PAPER OUT (PAP)
IBF ERROR
VERIFY CONTROLLER
PIC OBF ERROR
PAPER OUT (PAP)
UART TIMEOUT
CALL SERVICE
Error in UART module
(serial interface).
DISPLAY TIMEOUT
CALL SERVICE
Error in addressing the
display
TIME OUT DC-MOTOR
CHECK PROF-PIN
Error in addressing the
printhead.
CHECK CARTRIDGE
Cartridge is not properly
inserted.
Replace CPU board.
–
–
Check cable connections
Replace display unit.
Insert cartridge (see Sect.
4).
Error messages for soft fonts
Error message
FONT LOADING
ERROR: TIMEOUT
Cause
Solution
Error in download font.
Check download font.
FONT LOADING
ERROR: HEADER (SB)
FONT LOADING
ERROR: HEADER (F)
FONT LOADING
ERROR: FONT ORIENT
FONT LOADING
ERROR: CHAR. HEADER
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Error messages and information
Error message
FONT LOADING
ERROR: MEMORY (RAM)
FONT LOADING
ERROR: CHAR. NO.
Cause
Solution
Error in loading the font:
insufficient memory
Font no longer fits into the
memory
Error in download font
Check download font
Error in loading the macro:
insufficient memory
Macro no longer fits in the
memory
FONT LOADING
ERROR: SUPPL. CHAR.
FONT LOADING
ERROR: CHAR. LasFt
FONT LOADING
ERROR: DATA LasFt
FONT LOADING
ERROR: CHAR. HEIGHT
FONT LOADING
ERROR: DL DISABLED
MACRO LOADING
ERROR: MEMORY (RAM)
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9. Annex
Page
Character sets
A.1
7-bit character sets
8-bit character sets
A.1
A.4
Technical data
B.1
Glossary
C.1
Index
D.1
Supplement
E.1
Printer Maintenance
F.1
Ink cartridge and wiper maintenance
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8-bit character sets
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A.
Character sets
ASCII (= USA7)*
7-bit character sets
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
England (= UK7)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 0 U
27 40 48 85
1B 28 30 55
**
France (= Fra7)*
Ec ( 1 E
27 40 49 69
1B 28 31 45
**
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 1 F
27 40 49 70
1B 28 31 46
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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Germany (= Ger7)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Italy (= Ita7)*
Ec ( 1 G
27 40 49 71
1B 28 31 47
**
Spain (= Spa7)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 0 I
27 40 48 73
1B 28 30 49
Denmark (= Den7)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 2 S
27 40 50 83
1B 28 32 53
Ec ( 1 D
27 40 49 68
1B 28 31 44
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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Norway (= Nor7)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Sweden (= Swe7)*
Ec ( 0 D
27 40 48 68
1B 28 30 44
**
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 3 S
27 40 51 83
1B 28 33 53
Sweden/Names (= SwN7)*
Portugal (= Por7)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 0 S
27 40 48 83
1B 28 30 53
Ec ( 4 S
27 40 52 83
1B 28 34 53
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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8-bit character sets
PC-8 (= PC8)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 10 U
27 40 49 48 85
1B 28 31 30 55
**
Ec ( 8 U
27 40 56 85
1B 28 38 55
**
Roman8 (= Rom8)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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PC-850 (= P850)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 12 U
27 40 49 50 85
1B 28 31 32 55
**
ECMA-94 Latin 18 (= ECMA)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 0 N
27 40 48 78
1B 28 30 4E
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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PC-8 Denmark/Norway (= P8DN)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 11 U
27 40 49 49 85
1B 28 31 31 55
**
ICEL (= ICEL)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 33 O
27 40 51 51 79
1B 28 33 33 4F
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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PC-852 (= P852)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 17 U
27 40 49 55 85
1B 28 31 37 55
**
PC-860 (= P860)*
ASCII:
Decimal:
Hexadecimal:
Ec ( 20 U
27 40 50 48 85
1B 28 32 30 55
* The symbols in parentheses represent the option field names in the DA590 / DA606 / DA608 / DA610
** Use this printer command to call up the character set in your software.
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B.
Technical data
Dimensions
L x W x H (mm)
Weight
24 kg
Paper formats
Length
Width
75 - 500 mm
70 - 435 mm
Paper thickness
max. 6 mm
Thickness difference
max. 1 mm
Paper types
Single sheets, documents, envelopes,
leaflets
Paper quality
Suitable for ink-jet; no transparencies or
high-gloss paper
Throughput
3 lines at 20 characters per line
(on #10 envelope)
13,000/hr at 300 dpi
12,000/hr at 450 dpi
10,000/hr at 600 dpi
Ink cartridge
Black HP51645A, Versatile Black C8842A,
Red C6168A, Green C6169A, Blue C6170A,
Yellow C6173A
Cartridge operating life
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468 x 410 x 365
1 million characters
2 million characters
(600 dpi)
(300 dpi)
Resolution
200D=150x600, 300D=300x300,
400D=300x500, 450D=300x600,
500D=500x500, 550D=500x600,
600D=600x600
Printing mode
Bidirectional
Unidirectional
Automatically switchable
Print speed
115 characters/second
Print width
90 characters/line at 10 cpi
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Special functions
Barcodes
- ZIP barcode (Postal barcode USA)
- Bpo4 barcode (Postal barcode Great Britain)
- 2/5 interleaved barcode
- Codabar
- Code 39
- Code 128
- EAN8 and EAN13
- KIX barcode (Postal barcode Holland)
Configuration memory for 10 settings
Test address may be loaded
Display of ink consumption
Repeat printing of up to the last 20 addresses.
Receive buffer
90K bytes
Battery buffer
Printer status (last programming) is retained
even after the printer is switched off
Interfaces
parallel
serial
Centronics compatible
RS-232-C, 4800-19K2 baud
Character sets
Eleven 7-bit character sets
Seven 8-bit character sets
Power connection
100V, 120V, 230V, 240V
(switchable)
50 - 60 Hz
Applies only to
printers no.
1 – 143 !!
100V, 120V, 220V, 240V
50 - 60Hz
From printer
no. 201 !!
Drive motors
Stepper motor for paper transport
DC motor for printhead movement
Fuses
Line fuses (AC input) 230,240VAC: 2 x 1.6A (slow-acting)
Check serial plate!
100,120VAC: 2 x 2.5A (slow-acting)
Verify fuse rating with
serial plate!
100,120VAC: 2 x 2A (slow-acting)
Power supply
Applies only to
printer no.
1 – 143
From printer no.
201
Applies only to
printer no. 1 – 143
6.3A (slow-acting)
Internal electronics 3.15A (slow-acting). Located on dot drive board.
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Noise
< 68 db at 1 m distance
(ISO 9296)
Certifications
GS - characters
CE - characters
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C.
Glossary
ASCll:
Character sets:
ASCll is the abbreviation for "American
Standard Code for Information Interchange".
The printer instructions used in this manual are
entered in ASCll characters. Decimal or
hexadecimal characters may, however, also be
used.
A character set is defined according to the
specific application and is usually a collection
of letters, numbers, lines and symbols within a
font. However, character sets may also consist
purely of symbols.
Character spacing:
Barcode:
All fonts have either a constant or a variable
character spacing. In a font with constant
character spacing, all characters have the
same spatial width irrespective of their size. In
proportional fonts, the spatial width depends
on the width of each respective character.
Information about a medium is converted into
a one-line barcode that is independent of both
language and symbols. A barcode is easy to
create and can be easily read by simple optoelectronic devices. It is printed on the medium
in addition to written information.
Configuration:
Baud rate:
A configuration allows you to make certain
printer settings. You may set up several
configurations and save each of them under its
own configuration name.
The baud rate is the speed at which data is
transmitted between the computer and printer
on the serial interface. The computer and
printer must have the same baud rate. This
can be between 1200 and 9600 baud,
depending on the computer used. The baud
rate is defined only for a serial interface.
Control code:
See Printer instructions
Bit:
Controls:
Binary digit. As the smallest unit of digital
information, a bit can represent only two
positions, "1" or "0".
The controls comprise the keyboard and the
display. They are used to make the internal
settings on the printer.
Bitmap:
CPl:
The bitmap represents a collection of dots in
the form of graphics or text in output
equipment (printers, monitors).
Characters Per Inch: This is the unit of measurement for the pitch.
Buffer:
This refers to the transfer of information
between computer and printer.
Data transfer:
The buffer is a memory area in the printer.
Data destined for input or output is stored
there until it is ready for further processing.
Default configuration:
Byte:
The printer is programmed with standard
settings prior to delivery. These settings are
stored in the configuration "0" and remain
active until another configuration number is
selected and new settings are made.
A memory unit consisting of 8 bits.
Cartridge:
The cartridge contains the ink for printing.
When it is used up, the empty cartridge is
replaced by a new one.
Dot size:
The dot size is measured in pica points. One
point is 1/72 of an inch.
Characters:
These consist of letters, numbers and symbols
that can be printed out.
DPl:
Character height:
Dots Per Inch: This is the unit of measurement
for the resolution. The more dots, the higher
the resolution.
This refers to the height of a printed uppercase character. The dot size is measured in
pica points. A point is 1/72 of an inch.
Drivers:
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Escape character:
Off-line:
The escape character EC is always entered
before an instruction in ASCll code. This
character is not printed, but the printer
recognizes the following characters as
instruction code.
When off-line, the printer cannot receive any
data from the computer. In this mode, settings
and programming steps are performed on the
printer itself.
On-line:
Escape sequences:
When on-line, the printer can receive data
from the computer. The keyboard is then
unresponsive except for the "START" key.
See Printer instructions.
Face thickness:
Paper detection:
This refers to the width of the character
strokes. It can be either regular or bold.
This sensor is necessary for maintaining the
top margin value and for stopping the printer in
the event of a paper jam. The paper must
always pass over the paper detection device.
Font:
A font is a collection of characters and
symbols of the same font type and spacing,
the same size (height), face thickness and
style. Fonts may be installed internally in the
printer or be loaded externally from font
cartridges.
Paper jam:
A paper jam occurs when the paper gets stuck
during printing. Both paper feed and ejection
are then blocked.
Font cartridges:
Paper size:
These contain fonts that can be loaded into the
printer.
This refers to the format of the paper that is
being printed. When the address block is
rotated by 180°, the top margin is
automatically modified so that it corresponds
to the value set for the normal orientation of
the address block.
Font style:
The font characters can be printed either in
regular script or in italics with a constant angle.
Parallel interface:
Font type:
This is a connection between the computer
and printer. It is also known as a Centronics
interface. The data is always transferred as a
single byte (= 8 bits) at a time (in parallel).
The font type refers to the design of a
character set. Thus Cour has a different
design than LetGot or Helv.
Handshake:
Parity:
The handshake controls the data transfer
between computer and printer. It is designed
to protect the printer buffer from overflow or
data loss.
This is an error detection technique that is run
via a serial interface. Errors in the transfer
procedure are detected during data transfer. A
check is made to ensure the evenness of
binary ones in an information unit (e.g. a byte).
Hardware:
PCL instruction:
This term covers the physical parts of your
computer system such as the computer itself,
the keyboard and the printer.
PCL = Printer Control Language is the HP PCL
level III printer language that was developed
by Hewlett Packard.
Installed fonts:
Pitch:
The internal fonts are installed in the printer
and are an integral part of it.
This refers to the number of printed characters
contained within an inch.
Interface cable:
Print area:
The data transfer cable that links your
computer to the printer or another peripheral
instrument.
This refers to the maximum range reachable
by the cartridge.
Interface connecting socket:
Printer driver:
The DA608 is supplied with two interface
sockets, one parallel and one serial. Both are
located under the paper feed container next to
the power module. The cable connecting your
computer and printer is plugged in here.
This converts the printer instructions entered
via software to instruction codes for the printer.
The printer driver must be matched to both the
software and the printer.
Printer instruction:
LPI
This is entered via the software application in
order to make changes in the active printer
configuration.
Lines Per Inch. This is the unit of measurement for the line density. The most frequent
setting for printing is 6 Ipi.
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Printhead cradle:
Serif font:
The printhead is attached to a movable cradle.
Serifs are the “feet" on Antiqua fonts. The font
type Cour is a "Serif" font, for instance.
Printhead mount:
Setting:
The cartridge is fixed to the printhead mount.
The selection of new configurations.
Printhead spacing:
Soft fonts:
This spacing determines the print intensity. If
the spacing is too large, the print will be too
faint. If it is too small, the ink can smudge.
Soft fonts are stored on floppy disk. They can
be downloaded to the printer memory.
Resolution:
Software:
A measure of the image definition. It is
measured in dots per inch (dpi).
Software refers to all operating and graphics
programs, as well as the programming or
special application packages installed in your
computer system.
Sans serif font:
A font that has no horizontally running lines
(“feet") at the head or foot of a letter. This text
is printed in a sans serif font, for instance.
Stripping blades:
The stripping blades allow a single sheet to be
fed from a stack of papers. The sheets lying
above the bottom sheet are held down.
Serial interface:
In a serial interface, the data is transferred
sequentially (bit by bit) from the computer to
the printer. The connection takes place via an
RS-232-C socket.
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Index
A
Address block rotation
Aligning the exit rollers
Auto LF
3.6
3.5
5.11
B
Barcode
Baud rate
Bit8 set to
5.6
5.12
5.11
5.12
3.6
5.4
5.11
7.4
E
5.6; 7.4
5.10
8.1
5.6; 7.4
F
7.2
5.5
7.1
7.1
H
Handshake
Hardware test
Head
Head reset
Hex dump
Hex to ASCII
Horizontal bar adjustment
Sans serif fonts
Serial interface
Serif fonts
Service
Setting
Setting locked
Setting page guides
Signal description
Stop bit
Left margin
Letter
Line mode
Line spacing
3.6, 5.6
5.6; 7.4
5.11
5.8
5.12
5.14
5.13
4.2
5.13
5.11
3.4
Terminology
Test print
Top margin
Type of barcode
7.1
4.3
3.7, 5.5, 5.6, 5.9
5.6
U
Menu overview
5.3
Underlining
7.3
N
V
Notes on maintenance
8.3
Vertical bar adjustment
Vertical correction
Voltage selection
Off-line mode
Offset edge
On-line mode
Orientation
1.3, 2.6; 2.7
5.12
2.7
5.8, 7.4
P
Paper feed
3.2
Paper run without address
printing
3.5
Paper size
5.8
Paper speed
5.10
Parallel interface
2.3; 6.1
Parity
5.13
Pitch
7.2
Power cable
2.3
Power switch
2.4
Print mode
5.9
Print quality
5.6
Print test
4.3
Programming mode
1.3, 5.1
Proportional spacing
7.2
Pulse diagram
6.3
3.4
5.10
2.1
W
Warming
5.12
What does the display show ? 2.5
What does the display show in
programming mode ?
5.2
What do the keys mean ?
2.6
What do the keys mean in
programming mode?
5.2
When are the keys active?
2.7
Which cartridges can be used 4.1
Q
Quality
7.4
R
RS-232-C serial interface
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2.3; 6.4
7.1, 7.6
5.13
5.4
5.10
3.3
6.2
5.13
M
O
D
Fixed spacing
Fonts
Font orientation
Font type
Initializing the instrument
5.15
Ink cartridge
4.1; 4.2
Ink cartridge replacement
4.1
Ink consumption
2.5; 4.2
Ink counter
4.2
Interfaces
6.1
Interface cable
2.3
Interface connection socket
6.1
T
Centronics parallel interface
6.1
Changing the fuses
2.2; 2.3
Character height
7.3
Character width
5.8
Character sets
5.9; 7.5
Character spacing
5.8, 7.4
Cleaning cycle
5.12
Cleaning the ink nozzles
4.2
Connecting socket
6.1, 6.4
Counting received addresses
4.3
Counting test addresses
4.3
EconoFast
Eject delay
Error messages
Execut
S
L
C
Data length
Defining print position
Default settings
Delimiter < >
Direction of printing
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Supplement
IMPORTANT!!
When using a Windows program, with a Rena DA608 driver, or HP DeskJet 500 driver via JetMate,
please be sure the printer’s menu feature “Setting Locked:” is set to “no”. In addition, please be sure that
the printer’s menu feature “Paper Size:” is correctly set, for the length of the material you are using, and
“local locked”. See details below.
Use the following procedures to set the Paper Length (“Paper Size:”):
1) Place material in the hopper, and press the
key. The printer will feed one piece
of material completely through the transport system, and briefly display the paper
length it has measured. This information is displayed in millimeters and inches. Do this
procedure a few times (5-6 times) making sure that the printer always measures
correctly. On your last attempt, press and hold the
key, until the printer displays
“(L)”. When you release the
key the printer will feed, measure and “local lock” the
paper size (paper length). “Local locking” keeps Windows programs from changing
the setting.
Be sure the printer registers the paper length correctly. If the printer displays a length that is
more than + or – 4 mm, of the actual material length, check the following:
a) Make sure the paper is feeding correctly. If the material mis-feeds, the printer will
misread the material length.
b) Check for proper transport pressure. Too much pressure may cause the material
to jam and hesitate. Too little pressure may cause the material to slip and
hesitate.
c) Clean the transport rollers with Rena Care, roller cleaner.
d) Look for dark colors on the underside of the material. Dark colors can cause
faulty paper length readings. If you think this is the case, turn the printer’s Paper
Sensor feature OFF, and than follow procedure # 2.
2) Use the printer’s menu feature “Paper Size:” to manually set the paper length.
By choosing the USER setting, found within the printer’s “Paper Size:” function, you
can set the Paper Size for the exact length of the material you are using, in 1mm
increments.
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Printer maintenance
Notes on maintenance
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Proper inkjet cartridge cleaning & storage techniques Including Wiper
Maintenance Information
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Printer Maintenance
Notes on maintenance
WARNING! To help avoid personal injury or damage to the equipment;
Power the printer off and unplug the power cord from the printer, before
performing any maintenance tasks.
Rubber Roller Parts:
Ensure that the rubber contact wheels and rollers are kept clean at all times. The use
of Rena Care (rubber roller cleaner) is recommended to clean the rubber roller parts
in your printer. Please be sure that Rena Care is not placed on sensors, electronics
and plastic parts or damage will result.
Rena Care (part # 2024) can be purchased from your local Rena Dealer.
Paper Sensor:
The paper sensor should be cleaned using compressed air and a soft bristled brush.
Do not use liquids to clean the paper sensor or damage may occur. The paper
sensor is located just before the print area, centered in the table top. It is a reflective
sensor that looks up at the underside of the media (mail piece).
Body of Printer:
The table top and body of printer can be cleaned with a cloth, dampened with water.
A mild detergent may also be used.
Proper inkjet cartridge cleaning & storage techniques
Including Wiper Maintenance Information
CARTRIDGE CLEANING
In order to maintain print quality, at its highest level, the Rena DA608 printer automatically
cleans the inkjet cartridge nozzles:
• Every time the printer is powered on.
• Every time the printer is placed on-line, from the off-line condition.
• Before every TEST address is printed.
• After every few hundred addresses are printed (user selectable in the DA608).
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In some cases it may be necessary to remove and
manually clean inkjet cartridges.
In the DA608 printer the Cartridge Purge Feature is
also available to help clear inkjet nozzles.
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CARTRIDGE PURGE FEATURE:
The printer’s “Head Recovery” feature can be used to help un-clog print
nozzles. Pressing the START and Back Space (Repeat Address(es)) keys
together will cause the printer to do a “Head Recovery”.
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Manually Cleaning Inkjet Cartridges
To manually clean inkjet cartridges, we recommend using a Cartridge Wipe material (Rena part
# 2023). This is a high quality, lint free material. We also suggest the use of distilled water in the
cleaning process. Please note that the use of “abrasive materials” and water, which has mineral
content in it, may cause damage to the ink cartridge nozzles and or clog ink cartridge nozzles.
How to Manually Clean Ink Cartridges:
• Place a drop of distilled water on the edge of the Cartridge Wipe cloth.
• Start by placing the nose of the cartridge onto this wet area.
• Using a small amount of downward force, slowly pull the cartridge from the wet area,
across the dry area of the Cartridge Wipe, while slowly decreasing the amount of
downward force.
• Repeat this procedure a few times. Make sure you only clean the cartridge in one
direction. Either from the front of the head to the back of the head, or from back to front.
Cartridge Wipes (Rena Part# 2023 = 100 wipes per pack) may be purchased
through your local Rena Dealer.
INKJET CARTRIDGE STORAGE
Since the DA608 model has a “built in” cartridge sealing station, there is no need to remove and
manually seal cartridges when the DA608 is not in use. Just be sure you give the printer enough
time to seal the cartridge (park the print head) before powering it off. If not, the cartridge nozzles
will clog and in some cases the cartridge may no longer produce acceptable print quality results.
WIPER MAINTENANCE
To ensure good print quality, the cartridge cleaning lip (wiper) in your Rena printer model DA608
must be manually cleaned on a routine basis. A dirty or worn wiper will clog ink cartridge
nozzles. Worn wipers should be replaced by a qualified Rena service person.
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To avoid possible injury, wiper cleaning should only
be performed while the printer is powered off.
It is recommended that wipers be cleaned at the
beginning or end of each day of use.
Procedure for Cleaning Wipers
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Turn off power to the printer.
Carefully slide the print head carriage away from the cartridge cleaning/sealing area.
Using a Cartridge Wipe, lightly moistened with distilled water, clean ink from the wiper and
the area surrounding the wiper. You may need to perform this procedure a few times to
remove all ink.
NOTE: Foam tipped swabs may initially be used, to remove excessive ink from the
wiper and the area around the wiper. A final cleaning, using a Cartridge Wipe, is
recommended to insure that any lint, left behind from the swab, is removed. If lint, or
other debris, is left on the wiper, the wiper will not perform properly.
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