2inch Mobile thermal printer
SMP-M240
User Manual
SynCrown Inc.
#704, E&C dream-tower 8th,
45 Gasan Digital 1st Rd.
GeumCheon, Seoul 153-793 Korea
TEL:+82-70-4814-0100
FAX:+82-2-6974-1533
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Content
Precautions ··················································································································3
1. Safety Precautions ····························································································3
2. Operation Precautions ·····················································································3
3. Storage Precautions ·························································································4
4. Battery Safety Precautions ···············································································4
Chapter 1 Brief Introduction ························································································6
1.1Appearance ·····································································································6
1.2 Accessories ·····································································································7
Chapter 2 Specifications ·······························································································8
Chapter 3 Operation Methods······················································································9
3.1 Preparation before using ················································································9
3.1.1 Li-ion battery installation ·····································································9
3.1.2 Paper loading·······················································································9
3.2 Basic Function ······························································································10
3.2.1 Printer on ··························································································10
3.2.2 Printer off ··························································································10
3.2.3 Self-test ·····························································································10
3.2.4 Paper feeding ····················································································10
3.2.5 Battery Charging ················································································10
3.3 Interface and printing ···················································································11
3.3.1 Serial Interfaces ·················································································11
3.3.2 Infrared ray (IR) & IrDA interface ·······················································11
3.3.3 Bluetooth···························································································11
3.4 LED indicator and Buzzer definition ······························································12
3.5 The installation of printer driver ···································································13
Chapter 4 Other information······················································································14
4.1 Printer technical manual(control command) ················································14
4.2 Preprinted black mark specification ·····························································14
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Precautions
1. Safety Precautions
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Be sure to use the specified battery and power source provided by our company.
Connection to an improper power source may cause fire, explosion or damage to
the printer.
Don’t put the battery into the fire or water, don’t disassemble or modify the
battery, don’t be short circuit, otherwise may result in injury or fire even
explosion.
If the printer would not be used for a long time, be sure to take off the battery,
otherwise the battery may leak liquid which is corrosive, if improper operation
causes battery leak, and the liquid is spattered on the skin or clothes, please wash
it with water, if spattered in the eyes, please rinse them with water thoroughly
and see a doctor.
Please do not open the paper case cover when it is printing or just when printing
is over, do not touch the print head with hand or body, overheat may cause scald.
2. Operation Precautions
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Be sure not to print continuously over 1 meter, otherwise may cause damage to
the print head.
Water or other liquid should not spill into the printer, also the printer should not
be appeared in the rain, or else may cause printer damage.
Please do not open the paper case cover when it is printing, otherwise the printer
may work improperly.
If print with serial interface, should not unplug the interface cable in the course of
printing, or else some printing data may be lost.
When print in Ir or IrDA mode, be sure the Ir window of the host equipment face
rightly the Ir window of the printer, the distance should be within the range of
50cm, and the angle should be within the range of 30o.
When print with Bluetooth interface, the communication distance should be
within 10 meters, otherwise the printer doesn’t print or prints rubbish codes.
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Too high(50℃)or too low(-10℃) temperature and too high (85%)or too
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low (20%) relative humidity both effect the print quality.
The print paper in poor quality or stored for too long time also may reduce the
print quality even damage the printer.
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In the black mark detecting mode, the printer requires that the preprinted black
mark is accordant with the black mark specifications (details please refer to 4.2),
otherwise the black mark can not be detected correctly.
Be sure to use up the power of the battery before charge it, as it can ensure the
using life of the battery.
3. Storage Precautions
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The printer should be placed in such an environment that the temperature is
between-20℃ and 70℃, and the relative humidity is between 5% and 95%.
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If the printer will be stored for a long time, please be sure to take out the battery,
otherwise may damage the battery and printer.
Normal thermal paper can’t be kept too long, if you need to keep the receipt for a
long period, please choose long term effective thermal paper.
The print paper should be keep away from high temperature environment and
point-blank sunshine.
4. Battery Safety Precautions
Be sure to carefully read the user manual before using the product.
Ignore the following instructions may cause battery overheating, fire, explosion,
damage and / or performance, and reduced product life.
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Do not allow water, sea water from entering or leaking into the battery inside. If
the batteries internal safety device burn, when charging it, it may produce any
abnormal current and / or voltage, and cause any abnormal chemical reaction,
then may cause the battery overheating, fire and / or explosion.
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Do not use or place the battery nearby the stove or other high temperature
places. Excessive heat maybe damage the resin shell and / or the insulation
materials, thereby cause short-circuit inside the battery, then the battery
may be caused overheating, burning and / or explosion.
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When charging, use a specified charger. Other conditions (high temperature, high
pressure / high current, using the modified battery charger, etc.) excluded here
may result in over-charging the battery and abnormal current and / or voltage,
cause abnormal chemical reaction, and may cause the battery overheat, light and
/ or explosion.
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Battery clearly marks with positive and negative. When connect the battery with
the charger and / or printer, be sure to verify the correct battery orientation.
Reverse insertion will cause the reverse charging and may cause abnormal
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chemical reaction, and then may cause the battery overheat, ignite, and / or
explosion.
Do not make the battery contact with the power outlet and / or car cigarette
lighter socket. This may cause high pressure and excessive current, and lead to
the battery overheat, burning and / or explosion.
Do not heat the battery or put the battery into fire. This may melt insulation
material and/ or damage safety devices or safety equipment, then ignite
electrolytic solution, and cause the battery overheat, burning and / or explosion.
Do not use the battery with contrary
(+) and (-) Location. In the charging
process, this will cause the reverse charging and may cause abnormal chemical
reaction. During use, may appear unpredictable current exception, and cause the
battery overheat, ignite, and / or explosion.
Do not make the battery (+) and (-) contact with any metal. Also, do not carry
along or store batteries with metal objects, such as necklaces, hair clips and so on.
Battery internal short circuit may cause excessive current, and lead to the battery
overheat, ignite, and / or explosion and the adjacent metal objects (necklaces,
hairpins, etc.) may be overheating.
Do not throw or heavy attack the battery. If internal safety device of the batteries
burn, the battery charging may cause any abnormal current and / or voltage, and
abnormal chemical reaction, and lead to the battery overheat, ignite, and / or
explosion.
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Chapter 1 Brief Introduction
1.1Appearance
1.Power indicator(Red Light)
2.Status indicator(Blue Light)
3.Infrared ray (IR) interface
4.USB/RS232 interface
5.Power input
6.FEED button
7.Power on/off
8.Top cover
9.RS232 interface
10.Li-ion battery cover
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1.2 Accessories
Standard accessories
Li-ion battery
Power Adapter
Paper
USB cable
Optional accessories
Leather case
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Chapter 2 Specifications
Item
Parameter
Printing method
Thermal line printing
Resolution
203DPI, 8dots/mm
Printing speed
50~70mm/s
Valid printing width
48mm
Interface
IrDA,Bluetooth,RS232,USB
Power saving
Sleep mode
YES
Character Set
Font
ASCII: 8×16 9×24 12×24;EUC:16×16;Multiple code pages support
Printing
UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN8, EAN13, CODE39, ITF, CODEBAR, CODE128,
1D
CODE93
Barcode Symbologies
2D
QR code
Support bitmap printing with different density and user defined
Graphics
bitmap printing (Max. 40K for per bitmap, and Max. 76K for total)
Detection
Sensors
Paper out detection
Power indicator
Red
Error indicator
Blue
Power supply
12V/0.5A
Battery
1500mAh 7.4V rechargeable Li-ion battery
Paper type
Thermal paper
Paper width
58mm
Paper thickness
0.12mm
Paper roller diameter
40mm
Paper loading
Easy loading mechanism
Working condition
-10°C~50°C , 25%~80%RH
Storage condition
-40°C~70°C,≤93%RH(40°C)
Dimension
102.5*75*45mm( for 40mm paper house)
Weight
197g (without paper roll)
LED indicator
Power supply
Paper
Physical characteristics
Optional kits
Reliability
RS232 data cable or USB cable, leather case
TPH
50km(not more than 12.5% printing density)/100 million pulses
Emulation
ESC/POS
Driver
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Software
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Chapter 3 Operation Methods
3.1 Preparation before using
3.1.1 Li-ion battery installation
1) Refer to the picture, put the battery in the battery slot, please pay attention to
the correct insert, (+) and (-).
2) Close the battery case.
3.1.2 Paper loading
Operation methods:
1) Use two fingers to press the place showed in the picture and open the upper cover.
2) Put the paper into the paper case, pay attention to the direction of the paper. If
loaded reversely, it won’t print.
3) Pull paper out of paper case.
4) Make sure paper in the center then close upper cover.
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3.2 Basic Function
3.2.1 Printer on
The printer is powered on by pressing the 【Power】 button for about 2 seconds;
the power indicator is on with red color whenever the printer is on.
Notice: when the batter is almost exhausted, the power indicator blinks with blue
color, in this case, you must charge the battery by using the adaptor. The method of
charging the battery, please refer to 3.2.5.
3.2.2 Printer off
The printer is off after hold down the 【Power】 button for about 2 seconds. All the
indicators are off whenever the printer is off.
3.2.3 Self-test
The self-test checks the printer’s current settings, status and whether the printer has
any problems. Hold down the 【FEED】 button while press 【Power】 button about
2 seconds, the self-test begins.
The printer is ready to receive data as soon as it completes the self-test.
3.2.4 Paper feeding
When printer works under non-black mark mode, user could use 【FEED】
button to feed paper manually. Printer will stop feeding when reaching max
feeding distance. Max feeding distance could be set by the PC software
“ MPTTools”, please refer to your distributor for more technical information
of “MPTTools”.
3.2.5 Battery Charging
When li-ion battery runs out of power, blue LED indicator flash slowly and buzzer will
give out warning. It will power off automatically when continues printing. If you want
to go on, please charge it.
Charging method: Plug in socket ( 220V,50Hz) with power adapter.
Power-off charging:LED light will always indicate blue color and goes off when fully
charged.
Power-on charging: LED light will keep blinking in blue color, and stop blinking
when fully changed.
When charging, printing is available.
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3.3 Interface and printing
3.3.1 Serial Interfaces
This model of printer uses DB-9 serial interface cable (one end is D model standard
serial interface socket, connected to host computer, the other end is PS/2 socket,
connected to printer)
3.3.2 Infrared ray (IR) & IrDA interface
SMP-M240 can be connected to your main device through IR, RAW-IR and IrDA can
not be available at the same time. Reset the printer if it is not the model you want.
When printing through RAW-IR and IrDA, make infrared ray of main device right
towards to infrared ray window of printer, distance should be less than 50mm (varies
with main device), angel should be less than 30°.
3.3.3 Bluetooth
PDA with Bluetooth interface, laptop and other information terminals can drive the
mobile thermal printer SMP-M240. Instructions as follows:
1. Power on printer
2. Main device search for outer Bluetooth devices.
3. If there are some outer Bluetooth devices, choose “Syncrown”.
4. Enter password”0000”
5. Finish matching
In pairing, mobile thermal printer SMP-M240 must be turn on.
Note: when pairing, do not set many printers on, otherwise it can‘t figure out which
one succeeds in pairing.
Having finished pairing, other main devices (main devices) still can pair with mobile
thermal printer. The max main devices of each printer are 8. If more than 8, the
earliest ones will be deleted from printer paring list automatically. If these earliest
main devices want to drive printer to print and need pairing again.
After pairing, main devices with virtual Bluetooth interface ( smart phone , pocket
PC, palm, notebook ) can drive mobile thermal printer SMP-M240 to printer
through such virtual Bluetooth interface.
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3.4 LED indicator and Buzzer definition
There are one buzzer and two LED indicators to indicate the printer status. LED
indicators indicate current status and buzzer indicates the changes of status.
Status indicator(blue)
Power indicator (red)
Status
Flash quickly
OFF
Power-on charging
ON
OFF
Power-off charging
Flash slowly
OFF
Battery low
ON
OFF
Power-on charging , Battery full
OFF
OFF
Power-off charging , Battery full
OFF
ON
Power on
Flash slowly
Flash slowly
Paper end
OFF
Flash slowly
Standby
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Buzzer
Status
Once
Power on
Twice
Power off
Once
Connect USB
Twice
USB disconnected
Once
Press 【FEED 】 button
Once
Connect to power adapter
Three times
Power-on charging ,Battery full
Three times
Enter to the parameter setting mode
Four times
Download the Font library
Twice
Battery low (the printer will shut down automatically after buzzing )
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3.5 The installation of printer driver
1) Double click“SynCrownSMPMPrinterDriver-v-1.0.0.2.exe”, Click “Install ”.
2) Choose the printer port and printer type you need and click “OK” to next step.
3) Click “Finish” . A successful installation
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Chapter 4 Other information
4.1 Printer technical manual(control command)
Please refer to SMP-M240 technical manual.
4.2 Preprinted black mark specification
If user wants to locate receipt by detecting preprinted black mark, shall accord to the
following specification for the black mark. Otherwise it may cause printer can’t
recognize the black mark.
Printing position: black mark shall preprint at the left side of receipt.
Width rang:≥7mm
Height:4mm≤height≤6mm
Reflection rate to IR:<10% (reflection rate to the black mark on paper >65% )
Hps:Hps indicates the distance from down edge of detecting mark from beginning
line(0mm≤Hps≤1mm)
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