b-ex6t series - Toshiba Tec Switzerland AG

TOSHIBA Barcode Printer
B-EX6T SERIES
Owner’s Manual
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TOSHIBA Barcode Printer
B-EX6T SERIES
Owner's Manual
CE Compliance (for EU only)
This product complies with the requirements of EMC and Low Voltage Directives including their amendments.
CE marking is the responsibility of TOSHIBA TEC GERMANY IMAGING SYSTEMS GmbH, Carl-Schurz-Str. 7,
41460 Neuss, Germany.
For a copy of the related CE Declaration of Conformity, please contact your dealer or TOSHIBA TEC.
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case
the user may be required to take adequate measures.
VORSICHT:
• Schallemission: unter 70dB (A) nach DIN 45635 (oder ISO 7779)
• Die für das Gerät Vorgesehene Steckdose muß in der Nähe des Gerätes und leicht zugänglich sein.
Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Data Computer Corp.
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
FCC Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operations of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
(for USA only)
CAN ICES-3 (A) / NMB-3 (A)
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
(for CANADA only)
California Proposition 65 Warning: USA-California only
This Product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This product is designed for commercial usage and is not consumer product.
The following information is for EU-member states only:
Disposal of products
(based on EU-Directive 2002/96/EC,
Directive on Waste electrical and electronic equipment – WEEE)
The use of the symbol indicates that this product may not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste
and has to be collected separately. Integrated batteries and accumulators can be disposed of with
the product. They will be separated at the recycling centers.
The black bar indicates that the product was placed on the market after August 13, 2005.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environmental and human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product.
For more detailed information about the take-back and recycling of this product, please contact your
supplier where you purchased this product.
Notification (for Turkey)
AEEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur
Following information is only for India:
The use of the symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of
this product.
For more detailed information about the take-back and recycling of this product, please contact your
supplier where you purchased the product.
This product complies with the “India E-waste Rule 2011” and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent
chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers in concentrations exceeding
0.1% by weight and 0.01% by weight for cadmium, except for the exemption set in Schedule II of the
Rule.
Precautions for the handling of Wireless Communication Devices
Wireless LAN Module: GS2100MIP(B-EX706-WLAN2-QM-R and B-EX6T1-GS/TS16-CN-R)
RFID Module: TRW-USM-10 (B-EX706-RFID-U4-US-R, B-EX6T1-GS18/TS18-CN-R), TRW-EUM-10 (BEX706-RFID-U4-EU-R), TRW-AUM-10 (B-EX706-RFID-U4-AU-R)
For Europe
This device was tested and certified by Notified Body.
Hereby, Toshiba TEC Corporation declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
This equipment uses the radio frequency band which has not been standardized throughout the EU and
EFTA countries. It can be used in the following countries.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany,
Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland
For USA
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modification not expressly approved by manufacturer for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
For Taiwan
Caution
根據低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法
For safety
Do not operate this product in locations where its use may be prohibited. For example, in an aeroplane or
hospital. If you are unsure whether operation is permitted, please refer to and follow the airline company or
medical institution guidelines.
Otherwise, flight instrument or medical equipment may be affected, causing a serious accident.
This product may affect the operation of some implanted cardiac pacemakers and other medically
implanted equipment. Pacemaker patients should be aware that the use of this product in close proximity to
a pacemaker might cause the device to malfunction.
If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, immediately turn off the product and
contact your TOSHIBA TEC sales agent.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair the product as doing so may cause injury.
Modification is also against the Laws and Regulations for Radio Equipment. Please ask your TOSHIBA
TEC sales agent for repair.
Safety Summary
ENGLISH VERSION
Safety Summary
Personal safety in handling or maintaining the equipment is extremely important. Warnings and Cautions
necessary for safe handling are included in this manual. All warnings and cautions contained in this manual
should be read and understood before handling or maintaining the equipment.
Do not attempt to effect repairs or modifications to this equipment. If a fault occurs that cannot be rectified
using the procedures described in this manual, turn off the power, unplug the machine, and then contact your
authorised TOSHIBA TEC representative for assistance.
Meanings of Each Symbol
This symbol indicates warning items (including cautions).
Specific warning contents are drawn inside the symbol.
(The symbol on the left indicates a general caution.)
This symbol indicates prohibited actions (prohibited items).
Specific prohibited contents are drawn inside or near the symbol.
(The symbol on the left indicates “no disassembling”.)
This symbol indicates actions which must be performed.
Specific instructions are drawn inside or near the symbol.
(The symbol on the left indicates “disconnect the power cord plug from the outlet”.)
WARNING
Use only specified
AC voltage.
Prohibited
Prohibited
Disconnect
the plug.
This indicates that there is the risk of death or serious injury if the
machine is improperly handled contrary to this indication.
Do not use voltages other than
the AC voltage specified on the
rating plate, as this may cause
fire or electric shock.
Prohibited
If the machine shares the same
electrical outlet, with any other
appliance that consumes a large
amount of power, the voltage will
fluctuate widely each time these
appliances operate. Be sure to
provide an exclusive outlet for
the machine as this may cause
fire or electric shock.
Do not insert or drop metal,
flammable or other foreign
objects into the machine through
ventilation slits, as this may
cause fire or electric shock.
Prohibited
Prohibited
If the machine is dropped or the
cabinet is damaged, turn off the
power switch and disconnect the
power cord plug from the outlet,
and then contact your authorised
TOSHIBA TEC representative
for assistance. Continued use of
a damaged machine may cause
fire or electric shock.
Disconnect
the plug.
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Do not plug in or unplug the power
cord with wet hands as this may
cause electric shock.
Do not place metal objects or
water-filled containers (flower
vases, flower pots or mugs etc) on
top of the machine. If metal
objects or spilled liquids enter the
machine, this may cause fire or
electric shock.
Do not scratch, damage or modify
the power cords. Do not place
heavy objects on, pull on, or
excessively bend the power cords,
as this may cause fire or electrical
shock.
Continued use of the machine in an
abnormal condition (the machine is
producing smoke or a strange
smell) may cause fire or electric
shock. In these cases, immediately
turn off the power switch and
disconnect the power cord plug
from the outlet. Then, contact your
authorised TOSHIBA TEC
representative for assistance.
Safety Summary
ENGLISH VERSION
If foreign objects (metal
fragments, water, liquids) enter
the machine, turn off the power
switch and disconnect the power
cord plug from the outlet, and
then contact your authorised
TOSHIBA TEC representative
for assistance. Continued use of
the machine in that condition may
cause fire or electric shock.
Ensure that the equipment is
Connect a
properly grounded. Extension
grounding wire.
cables should also be grounded.
Fire or electric shock could
occur on improperly grounded
equipment.
Disconnect
the plug.
Prohibited
Do not use a spray cleaner
containing flammable gas for
cleaning this product, as this may
cause a fire.
CAUTION
Disconnect
the plug.
No
disassembling.
Prohibited
When unplugging the power cords,
be sure to hold and pull on the plug.
Pulling on the cord may cut or
expose the internal wires and cause
fire or electric shock.
Do not remove covers, repair or
modify the machine yourself.
Contact your TOSHIBA TEC
representative for assistance. You
may be injured by high voltage,
very hot parts or sharp edges inside
the machine.
Care must be taken not to injure
yourself with the printer paper
cutter.
This indicates that there is the risk of personal Injury or damage to
objects if the machine is improperly handled contrary to this indication.
Precautions
The following precautions will help to ensure that this machine will continue to function correctly.
• Try to avoid locations that have the following adverse conditions:
* Temperatures out of the specification
* Direct sunlight
* High humidity
* Shared power source
* Excessive vibration
* Dust/Gas
• The cover should be cleaned by wiping with a dry cloth or a cloth slightly dampened with a mild detergent solution. NEVER
USE THINNER OR ANY OTHER VOLATILE SOLVENT on the plastic covers.
• USE ONLY TOSHIBA TEC SPECIFIED paper and ribbons.
• DO NOT STORE the paper or ribbons where they might be exposed to direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, dust,
or gas.
• Ensure the printer is operated on a level surface.
• Any data stored in the memory of the printer could be lost during a printer fault.
• Try to avoid using this equipment on the same power supply as high voltage equipment or equipment likely to cause mains
interference.
• Unplug the machine whenever you are working inside it or cleaning it.
• Keep your work environment static free.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the machine, as these items may become unbalanced and fall causing injury.
• Do not block the ventilation slits of the machine, as this will cause heat to build up inside the machine and may cause fire.
• Do not lean against the machine. It may fall on you and could cause injury.
• Unplug the machine when it is not used for a long period of time.
• Place the machine on a stable and level surface.
•
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE. DISPOSE OF
USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Request Regarding Maintenance
• Utilize our maintenance services.
After purchasing the machine, contact your authorized TOSHIBA TEC representative for assistance once a year to have the
inside of the machine cleaned. Dust will build up inside the machines and may cause a fire or a malfunction. Cleaning is
particularly effective before humid rainy seasons.
• Our preventive maintenance service performs periodic checks and other work required to maintain the quality and performance
of the machine.
For details, please consult your authorized TOSHIBA TEC representative.
• Do not expose the machine to insecticides or other volatile solvents. This may cause the cabinet, or other parts, to deteriorate
and may cause the paint to peel.
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ENGLISH VERSION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
1.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ......................................................................................................... E1- 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
2.
PRINTER SETUP .................................................................................................................. E2- 1
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
3.
3.6
Key Functions ............................................................................................................... E3- 1
LCD .............................................................................................................................. E3- 2
Icon ............................................................................................................................... E3- 3
Operation Example ....................................................................................................... E3- 4
User System Mode ....................................................................................................... E3- 7
3.5.1 Outline of use system mode .............................................................................. E3-7
3.5.2 Exit ..................................................................................................................... E3-7
Power Save Function .................................................................................................... E3-8
3.6.1 Entering the Power Saving Mode....................................................................... E3-8
3.6.2 Exiting the Power Saving Mode ......................................................................... E3-8
MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................................... E4- 1
4.1
5.
Installation .................................................................................................................... E2- 2
Connecting the Power Cord ......................................................................................... E2- 3
Loading Supplies .......................................................................................................... E2- 4
2.3.1 Loading the Media ............................................................................................ E2- 5
2.3.2 Loading the Ribbon .......................................................................................... E2-10
Connecting the Cables to Your Printer ........................................................................ E2-12
Turning the Printer ON/OFF ........................................................................................ E2-13
2.5.1 Turning ON the Printer ..................................................................................... E2-13
2.5.2 Turning OFF the Printer ................................................................................... E2-13
Printer Setting .............................................................................................................. E2-14
2.6.1 Scope ............................................................................................................... E2-14
2.6.2 Outline .............................................................................................................. E2-14
2.6.3 Operation panel ............................................................................................... E2-14
2.6.4 Outline of each Mode ....................................................................................... E2-15
2.6.5 General View of Key Operation ....................................................................... E2-16
2.6.6 Initial Setting Wizard ........................................................................................ E2-18
Printer Drivers .............................................................................................................. E2-21
Print Test ..................................................................................................................... E2-23
ONLINE MODE...................................................................................................................... E3- 1
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
4.
Introduction ................................................................................................................... E1- 1
Features ....................................................................................................................... E1- 1
Unpacking ..................................................................................................................... E1- 1
Accessories ................................................................................................................. E1- 2
Appearance .................................................................................................................. E1- 3
1.5.1 Dimensions ....................................................................................................... E1- 3
1.5.2 Front View ......................................................................................................... E1- 3
1.5.3 Rear View ......................................................................................................... E1- 3
1.5.4 Operation Panel ................................................................................................ E1- 4
1.5.5 Interior ............................................................................................................... E1- 4
Options ......................................................................................................................... E1- 5
Cleaning ....................................................................................................................... E4- 1
4.1.1 Print Head/Platen/Sensors ................................................................................ E4- 1
4.1.2 Covers and Panels ............................................................................................ E4- 2
4.1.3 Optional Cutter Module ..................................................................................... E4- 3
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................................................... E5- 1
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ENGLISH VERSION
5.1
5.2
5.3
Error Messages ............................................................................................................ E5- 1
Possible Problems ........................................................................................................ E5- 4
Removing Jammed Media ............................................................................................ E5- 5
6.
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................ E6- 1
7.
SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................. E7- 1
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
Media ............................................................................................................................ E7- 1
7.1.1 Media Type ....................................................................................................... E7- 1
7.1.2 Detection Area of the Transmissive Sensor ...................................................... E7- 3
7.1.3 Detection Area of the Reflective Sensor ........................................................... E7- 4
7.1.4 Effective Print Area of Paper ............................................................................. E7- 5
Ribbon .......................................................................................................................... E7- 6
Recommended Media and Ribbon Types .................................................................... E7- 6
Care/Handling of Media and Ribbon ............................................................................ E7- 7
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDS ...................................................................................... EA1-1
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE ......................................................................................................... EA2-1
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES ................................................................................................ EA3-1
APPENDIX 4 GLOSSARIES ...................................................................................................... EA4-1
WARNING!
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
CAUTION!
1. This manual may not be copied in whole or in part without prior written permission of TOSHIBA TEC.
2. The contents of this manual may be changed without notification.
3. Please refer to your local Authorised Service representative with regard to any queries you may have in
this manual.
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1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
ENGLISH VERSION
1.1 Introduction
1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
1.1 Introduction
Thank you for choosing the TOSHIBA B-EX6T series bar code printer.
This Owner’s Manual contains from general set-up through to how to
confirm the printer operation using a test print, and should be read carefully
to help gain maximum performance and life from your printer. For most
queries please refer to this manual and keep it safe for future reference.
Please contact your TOSHIBA TEC representative for further information
concerning this manual.
1.2 Features
This printer has the following features:
• The print head block can be opened enabling easy loading of media
and ribbon.
• Various types of media can be used as the media sensors can be
moved from the centre to the left edge of the media.
• Web based functions such as remote maintenance and other advanced
network features are available.
• Superior hardware, including the specially developed 8 dots/mm (203
dots/inch) or 12 dots/mm (305 dots/inch) thermal print head which
will allow very clear print at a printing speed of 3, 5, 8, 10 or 12
inches/sec.
B-EX6T1/T3-TS/GS12
305dpi/203dpi
3ips
5ips
8ips
10ips
12ips
1.3 Unpacking
NOTES:
1. Check for damage or
scratches on the printer.
However, please note that
TOSHIBA TEC shall have
no liability for any damage
of any kind sustained during
transportation of the
product.
2. Keep the cartons and
internal packing for future
transportation of the
printer.
•
Comes with USB I/F, LAN I/F, the RTC/USB host I/F card,
Ribbon Save Module (for Type 1)
Besides the optional Cutter Module, there is also an optional Peel
off Module, Fanfold paper guide, RS-232C I/F card, Centronics
I/F card, Expansion I/O Card, Wireless LAN I/F card, and RFID
module
Unpack the printer as per the Unpacking Instructions supplied with the
printer.
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1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
ENGLISH VERSION
1.4 Accessories
1.4
Accessories
When unpacking the printer, please make sure all the following
accessories are supplied with the printer.
Power cord (for China)
Safety precautions
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CD-ROM(1pc.)
Quick installation manual
1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
ENGLISH VERSION
1.5 Appearance
1.5 Appearance
1.5.1 Dimensions
The names of the parts or units introduced in this section are used in the
following chapters.
331 (13.03)
460 (18.1)
309.7
(12.2)
Dimensions in mm (inches)
1.5.2 Front View
Top Cover
LCD Message Display
USB Bluetooth dongle
Connect Smart device (Mobile phone)
for Parameter setting
USB memory
Install firmware/ to copy log data
Supply Window
Operation Panel
Power Switch
Cover for USB
Standard USB Host I/F for
USB memory or USB Bluetooth
1.5.3 Rear View
Reserved for Parallel Interface
Media Outlet
For GS/TS12 and GS/TS18 models,
Reserved for Serial Interface.
For GS/TS16 models, WLAN
Interface
USB Interface
Reserved for Expansion I/O
interface
LAN Interface
AC Power Inlet
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1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
ENGLISH VERSION
1.5 Appearance
1.5.4 Operation Panel
Graphic LCD
ERROR LED
ONLINE LED
PAUSE
FEED key
RESTART key
MODE
UP
LEFT key
RIGHT
CANCEL key
ENTER
DOWN
1.5.5 Interior
Please see Section 3 for further information about the Operation Panel.
Supply Holder
Ribbon Stopper
Locking Ring
Supply Shaft
Print Head Block
Platen
Ribbon Shaft
Head Lever
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1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
ENGLISH VERSION
1.6 Options
1.6 Options
Option Name
Type
Disc cutter module
B-EX206-QM-R
Peel Off module
Fanfold paper guide
RFID module
B-EX906-H-QM-R
B-EX906-FF-QM-R
B-EX706-RFID-U4-EU-R
B-EX706-RFID-U4-US-R
B-EX706-RFID-U4-AU-R
Expansion I/O interface
card
Parallel interface card
Serial interface card
Wireless LAN interface
card
B-EX700-IO-QM-R
B-EX700-CEN-QM-R
B-EX700-RS-QM-R
B-EX700-WLAN2-QM-R
Description
Disc cutter
To perform a cut the media feeds to the cut position,
stops and is cut , then back feeds to the print position
This eanables on-demand (peel-off) operations.
Installing this module enables read and write of
UHF RFID tags.
Note
GS/TS12-CN-R do not support the RFID option I/F.
(Please purchase the GS/TS18-CN-R whenRFID is
needed.)
Installing this card in the printer allows connection to an
external device with the exclusive interface.
Installing this card provides a Centronics interface port.
Installing this card provides an RS-232C interface port.
Installing this card provides Wireless LAN
Communication.
Note:
GS/TS12-CN-R do not support theWLAN option I/F.
(Please purchase the GS/TS16-CN-R when WLAN I/F is
needed.)
NOTE:
To purchase the optional kits, please contact the nearest authorised TOSHIBA TEC representative or
TOSHIBA TEC Head Quarters.
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2. PRINTER SETUP
2. PRINTER SETUP
This section outlines the procedures to setup your printer prior to its operation. The section includes precautions,
loading media and ribbon, connecting cables, setting the operating environment of the printer and performing an
online print test.
Setup Flow
Procedure
Installation
After referring to the Safety Precautions in this
manual, install the printer in a safe and stable
location.
2.1 Installation
Connecting the power cord
Connect a power cord to the power inlet of the
printer, then to an AC outlet.
2.2 Connecting the Power
Cord
Load a label stock or tag stock.
2.3.1 Loading the Media
Media sensor position
alignment
Adjust the position of feed gap sensor or black
mark sensor according to the media being used.
2.3.1 Loading the Media
Loading the ribbon
If using thermal transfer media then load the
ribbon.
2.3.2 Loading the Ribbon
Connecting to a host computer
Connect the printer to a host computer or
network.
2.4 Connecting the Cables
to Your Printer
Turn on the printer power.
2.5 Turning the Printer
ON/OFF
Loading the media
Turning the power ON
Printer setting
Set the printer parameters in the system mode.
Reference
2.6 Printer Setting
Installing the printer driver
If necessary, install the printer driver on your
host computer.
2.7 Installing the Printer
Drivers
Print test
Make a print test from your operating
environment and check the print result.
2.8 Print Test
Position and Print Tone Fine
adjustment
If necessary, fine adjust the print start position,
cut/strip position, print tone, etc.
2.9 Position and Print Tone
Fine Adjustment
Automatic threshold setting
If the print start position cannot be detected
properly when pre-printed label are used, set the
threshold automatically.
2.10 Threshold Setting
Manual threshold setting
If the print start position cannot be detected
properly even after automatic threshold setting is
performed manually set the threshold.
2.10 Threshold Setting
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.1 Installation
2.1
Installation
To insure the best operating environment and to assure the safety of the
operator and equipment, please observe the following precautions.
•
Operate the printer on a stable, level surface in a location free from
excessive humidity, high temperature, dust, vibration and direct
sunlight.
•
Keep your work environment static free. Static discharge can cause
damage to delicate internal components.
•
Make sure the printer is connected to a clean source of AC power and
no other high-voltage devices, that may cause line noise interference,
are connected to the same mains.
•
Assure that the printer is connected to the AC mains with a threeprong power cable that has the proper ground (earth) connection.
•
Do not operate the printer with the cover open. Be careful not to
allow fingers or articles of clothing to get caught in any of the
moving parts, especially the optional cutter mechanism.
•
For best results, and longer printer life, use only TOSHIBA TEC
recommended media and ribbons.
•
Store the media and ribbons in accordance with their specifications.
•
This printer mechanism contains high-voltage components; therefore
you should never remove any of the covers of the machine as you
may receive an electrical shock. Additionally, the printer contains
many delicate components that may be damaged if accessed by
unauthorised personnel.
•
Clean the outside of the printer with a clean, dry cloth or a clean cloth
slightly dampened with a mild detergent solution.
•
Use caution when cleaning the thermal print head as it will become
very hot while printing. Wait until it has had time to cool before
cleaning. Use only the TOSHIBA TEC recommended print head
cleaner to clean the print head.
•
Do not turn off the printer power or remove the power plug while the
printer is printing or while the ON LINE lamp is flashing.
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.2 Connecting the Power Cord
2.2 Connecting the
Power Cord
CAUTION!
1. Make sure that the printer
Power Switch is turned to
the OFF position ( )
before connecting the
Power Cord to prevent
possible electric shock or
damage to the printer.
2. Connect the Power Cord
to a supply outlet with a
properly grounded
(earthed) connection.
1. Make sure that the printer Power Switch is in the OFF ( ) position.
Connect the Power Cord to the printer as shown in the figure below.
Power Cord
Power Switch
2. Plug the other end of the Power Cord into a grounded outlet as shown
in the figure below.
Power Cord
[US Type][EU Type]
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Power Cord
2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3
Loading Supplies
WARNING!
1. Do not touch any moving parts. To reduce the risk of fingers, jewellery, clothing, etc., being
drawn into the moving parts, be sure to load the media once the printer has stopped moving
completely.
2. The Print Head becomes hot immediately after printing, allow it to cool before loading the media.
3. To avoid injury, be careful not to trap your fingers while opening or closing the cover.
CAUTION!
1. Be careful not to touch the Print Head Elements when lifting the Print Head Block. This may
cause missing dots due to static electricity or other print quality problems.
2. When loading or replacing the media or ribbon, be careful not to damage the print head with hard
objects like watches or rings.
Care must be taken not to allow
the metal or glass part of a watch
to touch the print head edge.
Care must be taken not to allow
a metal object like a ring to touch
the print head edge.
Since the print head element can be easily damaged by shock, please treat it carefully and do not
hit it with hard objects.
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2. PRINTER SETUP
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2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.1 Loading the Media
NOTES:
1. When the Head Lever is
turned to FREE position, the
Print Head can be raised.
2. Do not turn the Locking Ring
on the supply holder counterclockwise too far or it may
come off the Supply Holder.
The following procedure shows the steps to properly load the media into
the printer so that it feeds straight through the printer.
The printer prints both labels and tags.
1. Open the Top Cover.
2. Turn the Head Lever to the FREE position and release the Print Head
Block Holder Plate.
3. Open the Print Head Block.
Top Cover
Print Head Block
FREE
Position2
Position1
Head
Lever
Print Head Block Holder Plate
4. Turn the Locking Ring counterclockwise and remove the Supply
Holder from the Supply Shaft.
Locking
Supply Shaft
Supply Holder
5. Put the media on the Supply Shaft.
6. Pass the media around the Guide Shaft, then pull the media towards
the front of the printer.
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ENGLISH VERSION
2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.1 Loading the Media
(Cont.)
7.
NOTE:
Do not over-tighten the Locking
Ring of the Supply Holder.
Align the tab of the Supply Holder with the groove in the Supply
Shaft, and push the Supply Holder against the media until the media
is held firmly in place. This will center the media automatically.
Turn the Locking Ring clockwise to secure the Supply Holder.
Supply Holder
Guide Shaft
Supply Shaft
In the case of media which is
inside wound.
Tab
Locking Ring
Groove
In the case of media which is
outside wound.
Guide Shaft
Media
8.
9.
Place the media between the Media Guides and adjust them to the
media width. Once in the correct position tighten the Locking Screw.
Check that the media’s path through the printer is straight. The
media should be centered under the Print Head.
Print Head
Supply Holder
Paper guide
holder
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Media
Media Guide
2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.1 Loading the Media
(Cont.)
10. Lower the Print Head Block.
11. Once the media is loaded it may be necessary to set the Media
Sensors used to detect the start position for label or tag.
Setting the Feed Gap Sensor position
(1) Manually move the Media Sensor so that the Feed Gap Sensor is
positioned at the centre of the labels. ( indicates the position of the
Gap
Feed Gap Sensor).
Label
Feed Gap Sensor ( )
Media Sensor
NOTE:
Be sure to set the black mark
sensor to detect the centre of the
black mark, otherwise a paper
jam or no paper error may occur.
Setting the Black Mark Sensor position
(1) Pull about 500 mm of media out of the front of the printer, turn the
media back on itself and feed it under the Print Head past the sensor
so that the black mark can be seen from above.
(2) Manually move the Media Sensor so that the Black Mark Sensor is
in line with the center of the black mark on the media. ( indicates
the position of the Black Mark Sensor).
Black Mark
Media
Media Sensor
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Black Mark Sensor (
)
2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.1 Loading the Media
(Cont.)
12. Batch mode
In batch mode, the media is continuously printed until the number of
labels/tags specified in the issue command has been printed.
13.
1.
2.
3.
4.
NOTES:
Be sure to set the Selection
Switch to STANDARD/
PEEL OFF position.
The backing paper is easier
to feed back to the Take-Up
Spool if the Front Plate is
removed.
Fit the Take-Up Clip so that
the longer side of the clip is
fitted into the shallow groove
in the Take-Up Spool.
The backing paper can be
wound directly onto the
Take-up Spool or a paper
core.
Loading with peel off module
When the optional Strip Module is fitted, the label is automatically
removed from the backing paper at the Strip Plate as each label is
printed.
(1) Remove enough labels from the leading edge of the media to leave
500mm of backing paper free.
(2) Insert the backing paper under the Strip Plate.
(3) Wind the backing paper onto the Take-up Spool and fix it in position
with the Take-up Clip. (Wind the paper counter-clockwise around
the spool.)
(4) Rotate the Take-up Spool counter-clockwise a few times to remove
any slack in the backing paper.
Take-up Spool
Strip Plate
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Backing Paper
Take-up Clip
2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.1 Loading the Media
(Cont.)
WARNING!
The cutter is sharp, so care
must be taken not to injure
yourself when handling the
cutter.
CAUTION!
1. Be sure to cut the backing
paper of the label. Cutting
labels will cause the glue to
stick to the cutter which
may affect the cutter quality
and shorten the cutter life.
2. Use of tag paper when the
thickness exceeds the
specified value may affect
the cutter life.
14. Loading with cutter
When the optional Cutter Module is fitted, the media is
automatically cut. A disc cutter is available as an option.
Insert the leading edge of the media into the cutter until it comes out
the Media Outlet of the Cutter Module.
Cutter Module
Media Outlet
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2. PRINTER SETUP
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2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.2 Loading the Ribbon
NOTES:
1. When attaching the ribbon
stoppers, make sure that the
pinchers face into the printer
2. Be sure to remove any slack in
the ribbon before printing.
Printing with a wrinkled
ribbon will reduce the print
quality.
3. The Ribbon Sensor is mounted
on the rear of the Print Head
Block to detect a ribbon end.
When a ribbon end is detected
a “NO RIBBON” message
will appear on the display and
the ERROR LED will
illuminate.
There are two types of media available for printing on: thermal transfer
and direct thermal (which has a chemically treated surface). DO NOT
LOAD a ribbon when using direct thermal media.
1. Grasp the tabs on the top and bottom of the Ribbon Stoppers and
move them back to the end of the Ribbon Shaft.
Ribbon Stopper
Ribbon Shaft
2. Leaving plenty of slack between the ribbon spools, place the ribbon
onto the Ribbon Shafts as shown below.
Ribbon Shaft
Print Head Block
Ribbon Take-up Roll
Ribbon path
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.3 Loading Supplies
2.3.2 Loading the Ribbon
(Cont.)
3. Slide the Ribbon Stoppers along the Ribbon Shafts so that the ribbon
will be centered when fitted.
4. Lower the Print Head Block and set the Print Head Block Holder
Plate .
5. Take up any slack in the ribbon. Wind the leading tape onto the
ribbon take-up roll until the ink ribbon can be seen from the front of
the printer.
Print Head Holder
Block Plate
6. Turn the Head Lever to Lock position to close the Print Head.
7. Close the Top Cover.
Auto Ribbon Saving Mode
B-EX6T1 has a ribbon saving function, it is possible to reduce ribbon
waste by stopping the ribbon feed for non-print areas. To activate the
ribbon save a minimum non-print area is required as below.
(mm)
203 & 305 dpi models
Print speed
Min. non-print area
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3 ips
20
5 ips
20
8 ips
25
10 ips
35
12 ips
60
2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.4 Connecting the Cables to Your Printer
2.4 Connecting the Cables
to Your Printer
The following paragraphs outline how to connect the cables from the
printer to your host computer, and will also show how to make cable
connections to other devices. Depending on the application software
you use to print labels, there are 5 ways to connect the printer to your
host computer. These are:
• An Ethernet connection using the printer’s standard LAN connector.
• A USB cable connection between the printer’s standard USB connector
and your host computer’s USB port. (Conforming to USB 2.0)
• A serial cable connection between the printer’s optional RS-232 serial
connector and one of your host computer’s COM ports.
• A parallel cable connection between the printer’s optional parallel
connector and your host computer’s parallel port (LPT).
• Wireless LAN using an optional Wireless LAN board.
For details, refer to APPENDIX 2.
Reserved for
Parallel
Interface
For GS/TS12 and GS/TS18 models,
reserved for Serial Interface.
For GS/TS16 models, WLAN
Interface
USB Interface
Reserved for
Expansion I/O Interface
LAN Interface
AC Power Inlet
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.5 Turning the Printer ON/OFF
2.5 Turning the Printer
ON/OFF
When the printer is connected to your host computer it is good practice to
turn the printer ON before turning on your host computer and turn OFF
your host computer before turning off the printer.
2.5.1 Turning ON the Printer 1. To turn ON the printer power, press the Power Switch as shown in the
diagram below. Note that ( | ) is the power ON side of the switch.
CAUTION!
Use the power switch to turn
the printer On/Off. Plugging
or unplugging the Power Cord
to turn the printer On/Off may
cause fire, an electric shock,
or damage to the printer.
NOTE:
If a message other than ON
LINE appears on the display or
the ERROR LED lamp is
illuminated, refer to Section 5.1,
Error Messages.
Power Switch
2. Check that the ON LINE message appears in the LCD Message
Display and that the ON LINE and POWER LED lights are
illuminated.
2.5.2 Turning OFF the Printer
CAUTION!
1. Do not turn off the printer
power while the media is
being printed, as this may
cause a paper jam or
damage to the printer.
2. Do not turn off the printer
power while the ON LINE
lamp is blinking as this
may cause damage to
your computer.
1. Before turning off the printer Power Switch verify that the ON LINE
message appears in the LCD Message Display and that the ON LINE
LED light is on and is not flashing.
2. To turn OFF the printer power press the Power Switch as shown in the
diagram below. Note that ( ) is the power OFF side of the switch.
Power Switch
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2. PRINTER SETUP
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2.6 Printer Stting
2.6 Printer Setting
2.6.1 SCOPE
This specification describes key operations using the keys and the LCD of the B-EX6T series high-end
industrial bar code printers.
2.6.2 OUTLINE
Key operations are different depending on the printer mode: Online mode in which operations are carried out
through the keys and error messages are displayed while the printer is connected to the host such as a PC, and
the system mode in which self-diagnosis and setting of various parameters are performed.
This specification describes the key operation procedures with the printer keys and the LCD.
The names of the keys and LCD messages used in this specification are written in English
2.6.3 OPERATION PANEL
Graphic LCD
ONLINE LED
ERROR LED
FEED key
PAUSE key
LEFT key
RESTART key
MODE key
UP key
CANCEL key
RIGHT key
ENTER key
DOWN key
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2. PRINTER SETUP
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2.6 Printer Stting
2.6.4 OUTLINE OF EACH MODE
This chapter describes the outline of each mode supported by the printer. Refer to each chapter for detailed
information.
2.6.4.1 ONLINE MODE
This mode is mainly used by users (operators).
The label or tag can be issued in the online mode. When an error occurs, the help function shows the
cause of the error, troubleshooting, and recovery from the error. The threshold setting, described
below, is also a part of the online mode.
2.6.4.1.1 Threshold setting mode
Threshold setting mode is provided to correct a print failure with pre-printed media.
When using pre-print label, print start positions may not be detected correctly with the usual media
sensor threshold, depending on the ink type. Such error can be prevented by setting the threshold just
for the pre-printed media to be used. Since the threshold setting value is stored in the non-volatile
memory, it is unnecessary to set the threshold again as long as the same pre-print media is used.
2.6.4.1.2 RFID calibration mode
In the RFID calibration mode, the distance to the optimum tag write/read position and AGC value
required for properly writing/reading data on/from RFID tags are obtained through a calibration, the
obtained values are set on the printer automatically, and they are reflected in the printer operation.
To write/read data on/from RFID tags with the bar code printer, it was necessary to manually set a
distance to the write/read position and an AGC value, used for detecting the target tag, with @003
command and in the system mode. However, these are automatically done in the RFID calibration
mode.
2.6.4.1.3 Information mode
In the information mode, the total feed amount counted during feeding and printing operations is
displayed on the LCD in units of centimeter and inch.
Printing of the feed amount is performed on request.
2.6.4.2 USER SYSTEM MODE
The user system mode is accessible from the online mode. This mode contains parameters and
settings which might be frequently changed by users (administrator) or service persons.
In addition to the functions of parameter setting and fine adjustment (in common with the System
Mode), there are the following additional features, issue condition display function, manual threshold
setting, and system tools menu .
The values set in thiese modes are stored in the non-volatile memory.
2.6.4.3 SYSTEM MODE
This mode is mainly used by service persons or the production department staff for adjustment of the
printer before shipment. System mode contains settingswhich should not be changed so frequently.
In addition to the parameter setting and fine adjustment menus (in common with the User System
Mode), there are sensor adjustment, interface, RFID, RTC and BASIC setting menus.
Other extended functions are self-diagnosis, test print, RAM clear (re-initialize the printer), preshipment adjustments for factory use, and the menu which enables saving parameter settings, external
characters, TPCL commands to an external USB memory stick or copying data from aUSB memory
stick to the printer. The values set in this mode are stored in the non-volatile memory.
2.6.4.4 DOWNLOAD MODE
This mode is used to download boot and main programs.
2.6.4.4.1 AUTO CONFIGURATION MODE
In this mode, the printer firmware is automatically updated with the program stored in a USB
memory stick.
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2. PRINTER SETUP
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2.6 Printer Stting
2.6.5 GENERAL VIEW OF KEY OPERATION
[Power OFF]
Power on
Online mode
[FEED] key
[PAUSE] key
Feeds one label.
[RESTART] key
Pause state
Hold down the [PAUSE] key for a
few seconds.
Threshold setting mode
Hold down the [UP] key for a few
seconds.
Information mode
Hold down the [ENTER] key for a
few seconds.
RFID calibration mode
Hold down the [MODE]
key for a few seconds.
Hold down the [RESTART] or
[MODE] key for a few seconds.
User system mode
Hold down the [MODE] and [ENTER]
keys at the same time for a few seconds.
Turn the power on while holding down the [FEED] and
[PAUSE] keys at the same time or while holding down the
[MODE] key.
System mode
Turn the power on while holding down the [FEED],
[RESTART] and [PAUSE] keys at the same time.
Download mode
Turn the power on while holding down the [CANCEL]
key.
Auto configuration mode
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.6 Printer Stting
<Example of the screens>
Pause state
Threshold setting mode
RFID calibration mode
Information mode
User system mode
System mode
Download mode
Auto configuration mode
Notes:
1. To enter the download mode, system mode or auto configuration mode, keep holding down the specified key
until the menu is displayed.
2. Power off
When the power of the printer is turned off, the ONLINE and ERROR LEDs synchronously flash at a 500-ms
interval (ON: 250ms, OFF: 250ms). When the LEDs are unlit, the printer power turns off.
The printer power should not be turned on again while these LEDs are flashing. Otherwise, a “SYSTEM
ERROR 02 POWER FAILURE” message will be displayed, and the LCD message may corrupt before the
error message is displayed.
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.6 Printer Stting
2.6.6 Initial Setting Wizard
THE first time the printer is used after opening carton box or after a RAM clear, the initial setting wizard
will start when the power is switched on. This wizard enables setting basic parameters, such as the LCD
language and print mode. The values set with this wizard can be changed in the system mode and also by
command.
Example of the Initial Setting Wizard Operation
RAM clear with QM type
selected
1. Perform a RAM clear.
QM TYPE
CLEAR...
↓
QM TYPE
COMPLETED
Turn off the printer
↓ Power OFF/ON
B-EX Series
Initializing...
↓
2 . The initial setting wizard
starts.
STARTUP SETTINGS
PRESS ENTER
↓ [ENTER] key
3. Select a language.
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
▲
ENGLISH
GERMAN
FRENCH
Choose the desired option
with the [UP] or [DOWN] key
and press ENTER to set.
▼
Select ENTER:Set
↓ [ENTER] key
4. Print mode
PRINT MODE
w/ RIBBON
▲
With RIBBON
Without RIBBON
Choose the desiredoption
with the [UP] or [DOWN] key
and press ENTER to set.
▼
Select ENTER:Set
↓ [ENTER] key
5. Select a calibration type.
CALIBRATE
OFF
▲
OFF
LABEL/GAP
BLACK MARK
Choose the desired option
with the [UP] or [DOWN] key
and press ENTER to set.
▼
Select ENTER:Set
6.-1 When an option other than “OFF” is selected for CALIBRATE
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2.6 Printer Stting
6.-1-1
Finish
INITIAL CONFIGURATION
Press ENTER to finish.
FINISH?
◀Prev ENTER:Finish
↓ [ENTER] key.
7. The settings are saved.
6.-2 When “OFF” is selected for CALIBRATE
6.-2-1
Media detection
PAPER DETECT
FEED/GAP
▲
CONTINUOUS
LABEL/GAP
BLACK MARK
Choose the desired option
with the [UP] or [DOWN] key
and press ENTER to set.
▼
Select ENTER:Set
↓ [ENTER] key
6.-2-2
Media length
PAPER LENGTH
76mm
76 mm
Set thepaper length with the
[UP] or [DOWN] key and
press ENTER to set.
(10 - 1500mm)
Select ENTER:Set
↓ [ENTER] key
6.-2-3
Finish
INITIAL CONFIGURATION
FINISH?
◀Prev ENTER:Finish
↓ [ENTER] key.
7. The settings are saved.
7. The settings are saved.
SAVING SETTING...
↓
8.DHCP client is initialized.
DHCP CLIENT INIT...
↓
9. Online mode
B-EX4T1-G
C1.6
ONLINE
PRINTED
000000
IP:192.168.010.020
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Press ENTER to finish.
2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.6 Printer Stting
Key functions (Wizard screen)
Key
Substitute key
[MODE]
None
[CANCEL] [FEED] + [RESTART]
[ENTER]
[PAUSE]
[UP]
[RESTART]
[DOWN]
[FEED]
[LEFT]
[RIGHT]
None
None
Function
Returns to the top page without saving the changes.
Returns to the upper level menu without saving the changes.
In the case of option selection screen, saves the changes and
displays the next screen.
Moves the cursor upward. When the cursor is positioned at the
top of the list, it scrolls from the top to the bottom.
Moves the cursor downward. When the cursor is positioned at
the bottom of the list, it scrolls from the bottom to the top.
Displays the next screen without saving the changes.
Displays the upper-level screen without saving the changes.
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2. PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.7 Printer Driver
2.7 Printer Drivers
Once you install the TOSHIBA printer driver on your Windows host computer, you can use the TOSHIBA
bar code printer in the same way you would a laser or ink jet printer.
You can use the printer by connecting a USB or LAN cable to your host computer.
The installation procedure of the printer driver differs depending on the printer model and the connection
method.
The Printer driver and installation manual can be downloaded from the Toshiba TEC Web-site
http://www.toshibatec-ris.com/products/barcode/download/driver_agreement.html
If an older version of the printer driver has been already installed, you must uninstall it and restart the
computer before installing a newer version.
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2.PRINTER SETUP
ENGLISH VERSION
2.8 Print test
2.8
Print Test
After your drivers have been installed , perform a print test.
Performing a print test using the Printer Driver
The printer driver’s Properties screen allows you to set the
communication conditions, media size, and other printing conditions
in accordance with your operating environment. For details, refer to
the Help for the Windows Printer Drivers screen.
Example: Stock tab display of the Printer Driver’s Properties Screen
B-EX6T
Print Method
Sensor
Label Gap
Issue Mode
Post-print Action
(Cut)
Print Speed
Fine Adjustment
Print Method:
Direct thermal or thermal transfer is selectable.
Sensor:
Media sensor type is selectable.
Issue Mode:
Batch, strip or cut is selectable.
Post-print Action: Whether to use the cutter or not is selectable.
Fine Adjustment:
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Adjustment values for the feed amount, cut/strip
position, etc. can be set.
3. ONLINE MODE
ENGLISH VERSION
3.1 Key Functions
3.
ONLINE MODE
3.1 Key Functions
This chapter describes the usage of the keys on the Operation Panel in
Online mode.
When the printer is in Online mode and connected to a host computer, the
normal operation of printing on labels or tags can be accomplished.
Key functions in the online mode
Key
[FEED]
[RESTART]
[PAUSE]
[MODE]
[CANCEL]
[ENTER]
[UP]
[DOWN]
[LEFT]
[RIGHT]
Function
(1) Feeds the set media length.
(2) Prints the data in the image buffer according to
the system mode setting.
(3) Clears the help message.
(1) Resumes printing after a temporary pause in
printing or after an error.
(2) Places the printer in the initial state which is
obtained when the power is turned on.
(3) Places the printer in the user system mode.
(4) Clears the help message.
(1) Stops printing temporarily.
(2) Programs the threshold values.
(3) Clears the help message.
(1) Places the printer in the user system mode.
(2) Clears the help message.
(1) Clears the job.
(2) Displays previous help message page.
(1) Displays next help message page.
(2) Clears the help message.
(1) Scrolls up
(1) Scrolls down
(1) Displays previous help message page.
(1) Displays next help message page.
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3.2 LCD
3.2 LCD
Online state
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
Error state
(10)
(11)
(12)
(Example: Head open error)
No.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Description
Model name and firmware version
Message
The number of labels printed
IP address (only when LAN/WLAN is enabled.)
Radio signal strength (only when WLAN is enabled.)
Indicates the strength of the radio signal in 4 levels.
(6) WLAN connection (only when WLAN is enabled.)
Ԃ Lights up when connecting to an access point.
Ԃ Flashes while roaming.
Ԃ Goes off when disconnected.
(7) Presence of a print job
Appears when a print job exists.
(8) RFID (only when RFID module is installed.)
Ԃ Appears when a communication between the printer and the
RFID module is enabled.
Ԃ Flashes while communicating with the RFID module.
(9) Ribbon near end
Flashes when a ribbon near end state is detected.
(10) The number of remaining labels to print
(11) Error description and solution
(12) Help guide
Appears when a help guide message is provided. Press the
[RIGHT] key to see the help guide message.
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3.3 Icon
3.3 Icon
Five kinds of icon are displayed in the bottom line of the online mode screen.
These icons are displayed only in the online mode screen.
Icon
Explanation
Wireless LAN icon
Displayed and used when the wireless LAN module is installed.
The graph shows the radio field strength.
Graph 0: Outside of communication range
Graph 1: Radio field strength is weak.
Graph 2: Radio field strength is middle.
Graph 3: Radio field strength is strong.
Link icon
Displayed and used when the wireless LAN module is installed.
Displayed while the printer is communicating by wireless LAN.
Flashes while roaming.
OFF: No connection
ON: Connecting to an access point
Flashing: Roaming (*1)
Data transmission icon
Appears when a print job is present.
ON: Print job is present.
RFID icon
Displayed and used when the RFID module is installed.
Appears when the RFID module type has been set and a
communication between the printer and the RFID module is enabled.
Flashes while communications and operating sequence are made with
the RFID module.
ON: Module type has been set and the printer is ready to
communicate with the RFID module.
⇔
Ribbon near end icon
Flashing: Communicating
Ribbon near end is detected.
Flashes when the ribbon is close to the end.
Ribbon near end is detected depending on the diameter of unused
ribbon. ∅38 mm is equivalent to 30-meter ribbon and ∅43 mm is
equivalent to 70-meter ribbon.
Flashing: Ribbon near end state (*1)
(*1) The icon flashes at a 1-second interval (ON: 500 msec., OFF: 500 msec.)
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ENGLISH VERSION
3.4 Operation Example
3.4 Operation Example
Online Mode
Idling or normal issuing
When [RESTART] key is pressed,
the printer resumes printing if there
is remaining data.
When [PAUSE] key is
pressed while printing:
Printing is stopped.
If the print head is
opened during idling:
Close the print head.
Help guide is displayed.
Press [RIGHT] key
Help guide message for head open
Load media.
When [RESTART] key is pressed, the
printer resumes printing if there is
remaining data.
If an error occurs
while printing:
エラー発生
Printing is stopped and
Help guide is displayed.
Press [RIGHT] key
Help guide message for no paper
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3. ONLINE MODE
ENGLISH VERSION
3.4 Operation Example
3.4 Operation Example (Cont.)
Help Guide Message
Idling or normal issuing
Load media.
When [RESTART] key is pressed, the
printer resumes printing if there is
remaining data.
If an error occurs
while printing:
Printing is stopped and
Help guide is displayed.
[RIGHT] or [ENTER]
Cause of the error
[RIGHT] or
[ENTER]
[LEFT] or
[CANCEL]
Troubleshooting
[RIGHT] or
[ENTER]
[LEFT] or
[CANCEL]
How to restore to online
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[RIGHT] or
[ENTER]
3. ONLINE MODE
ENGLISH VERSION
3.4 Operation Example
3.4 Operation Example (Cont.)
Cancellation of Print Job
While [CANCEL] is held down, the received data is discarded.
(Quick reset)
Idling or normal issuing
When [PAUSE] key is
pressed while printing:
Hold down [CANCEL] for 3 sec. or more.
If an error occurs while
printing:
Hold down [CANCEL] for 3 sec. or more.
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ENGLISH VERSION
3.5 User System Mode
3.5 USER SYSTEM MODE
3.5.1 OUTLINE OF USER SYSTEM MODE
1. The printer enters the user system mode with the following operations.
While the printer is in pause state, perform either of the following operations:
・
Hold down the [RESTART] key for 3 sec. or more.
・
Hold down the [MODE] key for 3 sec. or more.
While the printer is in online, perform the following operation:
・
Hold down the [MODE] key for 3 sec. or more.
2. The user system mode is intended for performing parameter and other settings.
3. The key operations for the user system mode are described below.
For the key functions and display, please refer B-EX6T key operation manual.
Display
USER SYSTEM MODE
C1.6
▲
<1>EXIT
<2>SET PARAMETERS
<3>DETECTION LEVEL
<4>SYSTEM TOOLS
▼
Top menu list
Outline of the top menu
<1>EXIT
Used to return the printer to online state. (The printer is not reset.)
<2>SET PARAMETERS
Used to set the parameters for each printer function.
<3>DETECTION LEVEL
Used to set the threshold value.
<4>SYSTEM TOOLS
Used to print data sent from the host or store it in USB memory.
<5>SHOW ISSUE CONDITION
Used to display the print conditions (such as sensor type, print speed and
orientation).
<6>RESET
Used to reset the printer.
3.5.2 EXIT
The printer is returned from the user system mode to the online mode. (No reset is performed.)
Some parameter settings are reset when the Exit is performed. The parameters to be reset are indicated with
“Reset Req.”. Other parameters are not reset
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3. ONLINE MODE
ENGLISH VERSION
3.6 Power Save Function
3.6
Power Save Function
3.6.1 Entering the Power
Saving Mode
When the printer stays in any of the following statuses for the
specified length of time, it enters power saving mode.
• Online (Idle, communicating)
• Pause
• Error
• Waiting for label to be removed
• System mode (except for self-diagnosis, test print, sensor
adjustment)
• User system mode (except for dump)
• Pause state of the expansion I/O
When the printer enters the power saving mode, “POWER SAVING
MODE” is displayed on the LCD and the backlight goes off.
When the following occurs in the power saving mode, the LCD wakes
up.
• A key is pressed. (Except for [RESTART] or [FEED] key
which causes printing or paper feed.)
• The head lever is released and locked.
• The status of the pause or active signal of the expansion I/O
changes.
The LCD shows “POWER SAVING MODE” and the backlight goes
off again if no status change occurs on the printer for 15
minutes.
3.6.2 Exiting the Power
Saving Mode
The printer exits the power saving mode when:
• Printing (printing caused by a depression of the [RESTART]
key is included.) is performed.
• paper feed or re-print s caused by a depression of the [FEED]
key
• printing or paper feed is initiated through the expansion I/O
• automatic calibration is performed
• sensor adjustment is performed in the system mode
• the printer receives commands (U1/U2, T, XS, IB, or RFIDrelated commands).
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4. MAINTENANCE
ENGLISH VERSION
4.1 Cleaning
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING!
Be sure to disconnect the
power cord before
performing maintenance.
Failure to do this may
cause an electric shock.
To avoid injury, be careful
not to pinch your fingers
while opening or closing
the cover and print head
block.
The print head becomes
hot immediately after
printing. Allow it to cool
before performing any
maintenance.
Do not pour water directly
onto the printer.
This chapter describes how to perform routine maintenance.
To ensure the continuous high quality operation of the printer, you should
perform a regular maintenance routine. For high usage it should be done
on a daily basis. For low usage it should be done on a weekly basis.
4.1 Cleaning
To maintain the printer performance and print quality, please clean the
printer regularly, or whenever the media or ribbon is replaced.
4.1.1 Print Head/Platen/
Sensors
CAUTION!
1. Do not use any volatile
solvent including thinner
and benzene, as this may
cause discoloration to the
cover, print failure, or
breakdown of the printer.
2. Do not touch the Print
Head Element with bare
hands, as static may
damage the Print Head.
1. Turn off the power and unplug the printer.
2. Open the Top Cover.
3. Turn the Head Lever to the “FREE” position, and then release the
Print Head Block Holder Plate.
4. Open the Print Head Block.
5. Remove the ribbon and media.
CAUTION!
When cleaning the print head, be careful not to damage the print head
with hard objects like watches or rings.
Care must be taken not to allow
the metal or glass part of a watch
to touch the print head edge.
Care must be taken not to allow a
metal object like a ring to touch
the print head edge.
Since the print head element can be easily damaged by shock, please
treat it carefully and do not hit it with hard objects.
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4. MAINTENANCE
ENGLISH VERSION
4.1 Cleaning
4.1.1 Print Head/Platen/
Sensors (Cont.)
NOTE:
Please purchase the Print
Head Cleaner from your
authorised TOSHIBA TEC
service representative.
6. Clean the Print Head Element with a Print Head Cleaner or a cotton
swab or soft cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
Print Head
Pinch Roller
Print Head
Element
Feed Roller
Platen
Black Mark Sensor/
Feed Gap Sensor
7. Wipe the Platen, Feed Roller, and Pinch Roller with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with alcohol. Remove dust or foreign substances from the
internal parts of the printer.
4.1.2 Covers and Panels
1.
2.
3.
4.
CAUTION!
DO NOT POUR WATER
directly onto the printer.
DO NOT APPLY cleaner
or detergent directly onto
any cover or panel.
NEVER USE THINNER
OR OTHER VOLATILE
SOLVENT on the plastic
covers.
DO NOT clean the panel,
covers, or the supply
window with alcohol as it
may cause them to
discolour, lose their shape
or develop structural
weakness.
8. Wipe the Feed Gap Sensor and Black Mark Sensor with a dry soft
cloth.
Wipe the covers and panels with a dry soft cloth or a cloth slightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution.
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4. MAINTENANCE
ENGLISH VERSION
4.1 Cleaning
4.1.3 Optional Cutter Module The disc cutter is available as an option.
WARNING!
1. Be sure to turn the power
off before cleaning the
Cutter Module.
2. As the cutter blade is
sharp, care should be
taken not to injure
yourself while cleaning.
1. Turn off the power and open the Top Cover.
2. Turn the Head Lever to Free position, then release the Print Head
Block Holder Plate
3. Open the Print Head Block.
Top Cover
Head Lever
Print Head block Holder
Plate
4. Unscrew the Plastic Head Screw so that the Cutter Unit will open
Cutter Unit
Plastic Head Screw
5. Clean the Cutter with a soft cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
6. Attach the Cutter Cover.
Cutter
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5. TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGLISH VERSION
5.1 Error Messages
5.
TROUBLESHOOTING
This chapter lists the error messages, possible problems, and their solutions.
WARNING!
If a problem cannot be solved by taking the actions described in this chapter, do not attempt to repair the
printer. Turn off and unplug the printer, then contact an author TOSHIBA TEC service representative for
assistance.
5.1 Error Messages
NOTES:
• If an error is not cleared by pressing the [RESTART] key, turn the printer off and then on.
• After the printer is turned off, all print data in the printer is cleared.
Error Messages
HEAD OPEN
COMMS ERROR
PAPER JAM
Problems/Causes
The Print Head Block is opened in
Online mode.
Feeding or printing has been attempted
with the Print Head Block open.
A communication error has occurred.
Solutions
Close the Print Head Block.
3. Wrong Media Sensor is selected for
the media being used.
3. Turn the printer off and then on.
Select the Media Sensor for the media
type being used. Resend the print job.
4. The Black Mark Sensor is not
correctly aligned with the Black
Mark on the media.
5. Size of the loaded media is different
from the programmed size.
4. Adjust the sensor position, then press
the [RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 2.3.1.
5. Replace the loaded media with one
that matches the programmed size,
press the [RESTART] key, or turn the
printer off and then on, select a
programmed size that matches the
loaded media. Resend the print job.
6. Media sensor has not been properly
calibrated for the media being used.
6. Refer to Section 2.10 to set the
threshold. If this does not solve the
problem, turn off the printer, and call a
TOSHIBA TEC authorised service
representative.
Close the Print Head Block. Then press
the [RESTART] key.
Make sure the interface cable is correctly
connected to the printer and the host and
the host is turned on.
1. The media is jammed in the media 1. Remove the jammed media, and clean
the Platen. Reload the media
path. The media is not fed smoothly.
correctly. Press the [RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 5.3.
2. Reload the media correctly. Then
2. The media is not loaded properly.
press the [RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 2.3.
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5. TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGLISH VERSION
5.1 Error Messages
5.1 Error Messages (Cont.)
Error Messages
CUTTER ERROR
Problems/Cause
1. The media is jammed in the cutter.
(Only when the cutter
module is installed on
the printer.)
NO PAPER
2. The Cutter Cover is not attached
properly.
1. The media has run out.
2. The media is not loaded properly.
3. The media sensor position has not
been adjusted properly.
4. Media sensor has not been properly
calibrated for the media being used.
RIBBON ERROR
5. The media is slack.
1. The ribbon is not fed properly.
2. The ribbon is not loaded.
3. The ribbon sensor has a problem.
NO RIBBON
The ribbon has run out.
REWIND FULL
The Built-in Rewinder Unit is full.
EXCESS HEAD TEMP
The Print Head has overheated.
HEAD ERROR
POWER FAILURE
There is a problem with the Print Head.
A momentary power failure has
occurred.
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Solutions
1. Remove the jammed media. Press the
[RESTART] key. If this does not
solve the problem, turn off the printer,
and call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised
service representative.
⇒ Section 4.1.3.
2. Attach the Cutter Cover properly.
1. Load new media. Press the
[RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 2.3.1.
2. Reload the media correctly. Press the
[RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 2.3.1.
3. Adjust the sensor position. Press the
[RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 2.3.1.
4. Refer to Section 2.10 to set the
threshold. If this does not solve the
problem, turn off the printer, and call a
TOSHIBA TEC authorised service
representative.
5. Take up any slack in the media.
1. Remove the ribbon and check the
status of the ribbon. Replace the
ribbon if necessary. If the problem is
not solved, turn off the printer, and
call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised
service representative.
2. Load a ribbon.
⇒ Section 2.3.2
3. Turn off the printer and call a
TOSHIBA TEC authorised service
representative.
Load a new ribbon. Press the
[RESTART] key.
⇒ Section 2.3.2.
Remove the backing paper from the BuiltIn Rewinder Unit. Press the [RESTART]
key.
Turn off the printer and allow it to cool
down for about 3 minutes. If this does not
solve the problem call a TOSHIBA TEC
authorised service representative.
Replace the Print Head.
Check that the power source, which
supplies power to the printer, is the
correct rating. If the printer shares the
same power outlet with other electrical
appliances that consume large amounts of
power, use a different outlet.
5. TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGLISH VERSION
5.1 Error Messages
5.1
Error Messages (Cont.)
Error Messages
SYSTEM ERROR
MEMORY WRITE ERR.
FORMAT ERROR
MEMORY FULL
EEPROM ERROR
RFID WRITE ERROR
RFID ERROR
LOW BATTERY
SYNTAX ERROR
PASSWORD INVALID
Please Power OFF
Other error messages
Problems/Cause
1. The printer is used in a location
where it is subject to noise or there
are power cords from other electrical
appliances near the printer or
interface cables.
2. The Power Cord of the printer is not
grounded.
3. The printer shares the same power
source with any other electrical
appliances.
4. An application software used on
your host computer has an error or
malfunction.
An error has occurred in writing to the
flash ROM/USB memory.
An error has occurred in formatting the
flash ROM/USB memory.
Saving failed because of insufficient
storage space in the flash ROM/USB
memory.
Data cannot be read-from or written-to a
backup EEPROM properly.
The printer did not succeed in writing
data onto an RFID tag after retrying the
specified number of times.
The printer cannot communicate with
the RFID module.
The voltage of the Real Time Clock
Battery is low.
While the printer is in the Download
mode for upgrading the firmware, it
receives an improper command, for
example, an Issue Command.
A wrong password was entered three
consecutive times.
A hardware or software problem may
have occurred.
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Solutions
1. Keep the printer and the interface
cables away from the source of noise
2. Ground the Power Cord.
3. Provide an exclusive power source for
the printer.
4. Confirm the host computer operates
properly.
Turn the printer off, and then on again.
Turn the printer off, and then on again.
Turn the printer off, and then on again.
Turn the printer off, and then on again.
Press the [RESTART] key.
Turn the printer off, and then on again.
If you wish to keep using the same battery
even after “LOW BATTERY” error
occurs, turn off the printer and start it in
the system mode, set the date and time for
the RTC and reset the printer. As long as
the power is on the date and time will be
correct.
Call a TOSHIBA TEC authorised service
representative to replace the battery.
Turn the printer off, and then on again.
Please consult the system administrator.
Turn the printer off and then on. If this
does not solve the problem, turn off the
printer, and call a TOSHIBA TEC
authorised service representative.
5. TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGLISH VERSION
5.2 Possible Problems
5.2 Possible Problems
This section describes problems that may occur when using the printer, and their causes and solutions.
Possible Problems
The printer will not
turn on.
The media will not
feed.
Causes
1. The Power Cord is disconnected.
2. The AC outlet is not functioning
correctly.
3. The fuse has blown, or the circuit
breaker has tripped.
1. The media is not loaded properly.
2. The printer is in an error condition.
Pressing the [FEED]
key in the initial state
results in an error.
Nothing is printed on
the media.
A feed was attempted contrary to the
following default conditions.
Sensor type: Feed gap sensor
Printing method: Thermal transfer
Media pitch: 76.2 mm
1. The media is not loaded properly.
2. The ribbon is not loaded properly.
The printed image is
blurred.
The cutter does not
cut.
3. The print head is not installed
properly.
4. The combination of the ribbon and
media is not correct.
1. The combination of the ribbon and
media is not correct.
2. The Print Head is not clean.
1. The Cutter Cover is not attached
properly.
2. The media is jammed in the Cutter.
3. The cutter blade is dirty.
The Strip Module does
not remove labels from
the backing paper.
Label stock is too thin or the glue is too
sticky.
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Solutions
1. Plug in the Power Cord.
2. Test with a power cord from another
electrical appliance.
3. Check the fuse or circuit breaker.
1. Load the media properly.
⇒ Section 2.3.1.
2. Solve the error in the message display.
(See Section 5.1 for more detail.)
Change the print condition by using the
printer driver or a print command so that
it corresponds to your printing conditions.
Clear the error state by pressing the
[RESTART] key.
1. Load the media properly.
⇒ Section 2.3.1.
2. Load the ribbon properly.
⇒ Section 2.3.2.
3. Install the print head properly and
close the Print Head Block.
4. Select an appropriate ribbon for the
media type being used.
1. Select an appropriate ribbon for the
media type being used.
2. Clean the print head using the Print
Head Cleaner or a cotton swab slightly
moistened with ethyl alcohol.
1. Attach the Cutter Cover properly.
2. Remove the jammed paper.
⇒ Section 4.1.3.
3. Clean the cutter blade.
⇒ Section 4.1.3.
1. Refer to Section 7.1 Media and
change the label.
2. Set the Pre Peel function to ON.
⇒Section 2.6.2.
APPENDIX 1 SPECIFICATIONS
EO1-33028
6.4
5.3 Removing Jammed
Media
CAUTION!
Do not use any tool that may
damage the Print Head.
This section describes, in detail, how to remove jammed media from the
printer.
1. Open the Top Cover.
2. Turn the Head Lever to FREE position, then open the Print Head
Block Holder Plate.
3. Open the Print Head Block.
4. Remove the ribbon and media.
Print Head Block
Print Head Block Holder Plate
NOTE:
If you get frequent jams in the
cutter, contact a TOSHIBA TEC
authorized service
representative.
5. Remove the jammed media from the printer. DO NOT use any sharp
implements or tools as these could damage the printer.
6. Clean the Print Head and Platen, then remove any further dust or
foreign substances.
7. Paper jams in the Cutter Unit can be caused by wear or residual glue
from label stock on the cutter. Do not use non-specified media in the
cutter.
CAUTION!
When removing the jammed media, be careful not to damage the
print head with hard objects like watches or rings.
Care must be taken not to allow
the metal or glass part of a watch
to touch the print head.
Care must be taken not to allow a
metal object like a ring to touch
the print head.
Since the print head element can be easily damaged by shock, please
treat it carefully and do not hit it with hard objects.
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6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
This section describes the printer specifications.
Model
B-EX6T1/T3-GS
B-EX6T1/T3-TS
B-EX6T1/T3-GS12-QM-R
B-EX6T1/T3-TS12-QM-R
Item
Destination
QM: World wide
CN: China
B-EX6T1/T3-GS12-CN-R
B-EX4T1/T3-TS12-CN-R
Dimension (W x D x H)
331 mm x 460 mm x 310 mm
Weight (kg)
20 kg
Operating temperature range
5 degC to 40 degC (40 degF to 104 degF)
Relative humidity
25% to 85% RH (no condensation)
Power supply
Universal switching power source AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz +/- 10%
Input voltage
AC100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz +/- 10%
Power
During a print job* 210W 2.4A - 0.95A
Consumption During stand-by
During sleep mode
15W or less
5.7W 0.09A
Resolution
8 dots/mm (203 dpi)
12 dots/mm (305 dpi)
Printing method
Thermal transfer or Direct Transfer
Printing speed
76.2 mm/sec. (3 inches/sec.)
127.0 mm/sec. (5 inches/sec.)
203.0 mm/sec. (8 inches/sec.)
254.0 mm/sec. (10 inches/sec.)
304.8 mm/sec. (12 inches/sec.)
Available media width (including 50mm to 165mm
backing paper)
Effective print width (max.)
160.0 mm (203DPI), 159.9 mm (305DPI)
Issue mode
Batch
Peel Off (Strip mode is enabled only when the optional Strip Module is
installed.)
Cut (Cut mode is enabled only when the optional Cutter Module is
installed.)
LCD Message display
Graphic type 128 x 64 dots or more, with back light
*: While 15% slant lines are printed in the specified format.
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6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
Model
B-EX6T1/T3-GS
Item
Bar code types
B-EX6T1/T3-TS
JAN/EAN/UPC, CODE128, CODE93, CODE39(S, F,) MSI, Interleaved 2
of 5, Customer bar code, GS1 DataBar (including composite)
Two-dimensional code
Data Matrix, PDF417, Micro PDF417, QR code, MaxiCode, CP code, Micro
QR code
Font
Bitmap
Bitmap font: 21 types (Standard)
Japanese Kanji
Japanese Kanji: 4 types of Square Gothic, 2 types of Mincho (Standard),
Chinese character
Chinese character: (Standard)
Outline font
Outline font: 8 types (Standard)
Writable character
Writable character
True Type Font
TrueType font
Other fonts
Unicode (UTF-32) support
Support OTF font (Chinese , Korea , Japanese, Turkish, Thai , Slab,
Greek as standard )
Bitmap
Rotations
Bitmap font: 21 types (Standard)
0, 90, 180, 270 deg angle
Standard
USB
Standard: 1.1 Full speed
interface
LAN
Standard: 10 BASE / 100 BASE, IPV6
Centronics
Option
RS-232C
Option
Parallel I/F
Option
WLAN
Option 802.11b,g,n
Bluetooth I/F
None
Expansion I/O
Option
RTC
Standard
Ribbon save
Standard (T1)
module
None (T3)
USB host
Standard: 1.1 Full speed
Front
NFC
None
RFID
RFID GS/TS18 : EPC UHF Gen2, ISO-18000-6C
Optional Module
Disc cutter module (B-EX206-QM-R)
Strip module (B-EX906-H-QM-R)
RFID module (B-EX706-RFID-U4-US-R, B-EX706-RFID-U4-EU-R, BEX706-RFID-U4-AU-R)
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6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
6. PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
NOTES:
• Data MatrixTM is a trademark of International Data Matrix Inc., U.S.
• PDF417TM is a trademark of Symbol Technologies Inc., US.
• QR Code is a trademark of DENSO CORPORATION.
• Maxi Code is a trademark of United Parcel Service of America, Inc., U.S.
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7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
7.1 Media
7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
7.1 Media
Please make sure that the media being used is approved by TOSHIBA TEC. The warranty does not apply when a
problem is caused by using media that is not approved by TOSHIBA TEC.
For information regarding TOSHIBA TEC approved media, please contact a TOSHIBA TEC authorized service
representative.
7.1.1 Media Type
Two types of media can be loaded for this thermal transfer and direct thermal printer: label or tag. The table
below shows size and shape of the media available for this printer.
Black Mark
(on reverse side)
Label
Stop
position
Black Mark
(on reverse side)
Tag paper
Stop
position
Cut position
Cut
position
Feed Direction
B-EX6T Type1 and Type3
Batch
Pitch
Cutter
Peel-off
Min.
10mm
26.4mm
25.4mm
Max.
1500mm
1500mm
256mm
label
Min.
8mm
20.4mm
23.4mm
Length
Max.
1498mm
1494mm
254mm
Width (Backing paper
width)
Min.
50mm
50mm
50mm
Max.
Min.
165mm
2mm
165mm
6mm
165mm
2mm
Max.
20mm
20mm
20mm
Gap
Black mark length
Min.
2mm
2mm
2mm
Max.
10mm
10mm
10mm
Min.
Thickness of tag paper or
backing paper that can be
cut
0.08mm
-
Max.
Min. cut length
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-
0.17mm
-
-
25.4mm
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7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
7.1 Media
Φ200mm
Max. outer roll diameter
Label 0.13 to
0.17mm
Tag 0.15 to
0.25mm
Thickness
Label 0.13 to
0.17mm
Tag 0.15 to
0.17mm
Label 0.13 to
0.17mm
Inner ・Outer
ID φ76.2±0.3mm
Roll-up method
Paper core
NOTES:
1. To ensure print quality and print head life use only TOSHIBA TEC specified media.
2. When using the peel-off at 12”/sec or more for 203dpi model, issue at 10”/sec.
When using the peel-off at 10”/sec or more for 305dpi model, issue at 8”/sec.
3. When the Disc cutter is used, the minimum label length shall be 18.0 mm – (Gap length/2) or longer.
4. The ratio of a label length to a gap length must be a minimum of 3 to 1 (3:1).
5. When using label stock in cut mode, be sure to cut in the gaps. Cutting labels will cause the adhesive to stick to
the cutter, which may affect the cutter performance and shorten the cutter life.
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7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
7.1 Media
7.1.2 Detection Area of the Transmissive Sensor
The Transmissive Sensor is movable from the centre to the left edge of media.
The Transmissive Sensor detects a gap between labels, as illustrated below.
<Tags>
Min 12 mm
<Labels>
Min. 2.0mm
(Min. 6.0mm
when the cutter
is used)
NOTE:
Round holes are not acceptable.
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7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
7.1 Media
7.1.3 Detection Area of the Reflective Sensor
1. The sensor is movable in the range from the center of the paper to the left end.
2. The reflectance of the black mark must be 10% or less with a waveform length of 950 nm.
3. The sensor detects at the center of the black mark.
4. The black marks, if necessary, must be printed on the labels in the gap areas.
5. Rectangular holes can substitute the black marks, on the condition that nothing is printed on the back
side. Round holes cannot be detected by the reflective sensor.
Reflective
Sensor
Reflective Sensor
position
(Center of paper)
Perspective on the back side
View from the
print surface
Min. 2.0 mm
Paper feed
direction
Min. 12 mm
6mm
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Reflective sensor is
movable within this range.
7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION
7.1 Media
7.1.4 EFFECTIVE PRINT AREA OF PAPER
7.1.4.1 Relationship between Print Head Effective Print Width and Paper Width
Paper
position
(Left)
Paper
position
(Right)
Printing area
Outside
printing
area
Outside
printing
area
160.0mm±0.2mm (203DPI)
5 mm
159.9mm±0.2mm (305DPI)
(Effective print head width)
5 mm
Feed direction
170.0mm
(Max. paper width)
7.1.4.2 Effective Print Area of Tags and Labels
Detection area
1 mm
1.5 mm from right
edge of paper
1.5 mm from left
edge of paper
Guaranteed printing area
Detection area
10 mm to 1500 mm
Label/tag length
1 mm
Feed direction
NOTES:
1.
2.
3.
Print quality in the shaded area is not guaranteed. For the label, printing in the 1-mm width area
around the label is not guaranteed as well as the shaded area shown above.
The center of the paper (label and tag) is almost aligned with the center of the print head.
If printing is performed in the shaded area, the ribbon may wrinkle. This may affect the print quality
of the guaranteed printing area.
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7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33089
7.2 Ribbon
7.2 Ribbon
Please make sure that the ribbon being used is approved by TOSHIBA TEC. The warranty does not apply to any
problem caused by using non-approved ribbons.
For information regarding TOSHIBA TEC approved ribbon, please contact a TOSHIBA TEC service
representative.
B-EX6T Type3
B-EX6T Type1
Ribbon Width
55mm to 170mm
Max Ribbon Length
600m
*Using AG6E ribbon:800m.
Max Ribbon OD
Ribbon Core
Type
Ribbon winding
φ90mm
Inside 25.7± 0.2mm
Ribbon for edge head
Outside
Ribbon for flat head
Outside and Inside
The table below shows the correlation between ribbon width and media width (backing paper is not included.)
Ribbon width
55 mm
68 mm
76 mm
84 mm
Media width
50 mm
51 – 63 mm
64 – 63 mm
64 – 79 mm
Ribbon width
102 mm
112 mm
114 mm
134 mm
Media width
80 – 97 mm
98 – 107 mm
98 – 109 mm
108 – 129 mm
Ribbon width
170 mm
Media width
130 – 165 mm
NOTES:
1. To ensure print quality and print head life use only TOSHIBA TEC specified ribbons.
2. To avoid ribbon wrinkles use a ribbon that is wider than the media by 5 mm or more. However, too much
difference in width between the two may cause wrinkles.
7.3 Recommended Media and Ribbon Types
Media type
Vellum paper and labels
Coated paper
Plastic films
Description
General use for low cost applications.
Matt coated paper
General use including applications that require small letters and/or symbols.
Glossy coated paper
Used where a high-grade finish is required
Synthetic film (Polypropylene, etc.)
This water-proof and solvent-resistant material has high physical strength
and low-temperature resistance, but poor heat resistance (dependant upon
material). This material can be used for labels stuck to recyclable
containers, so it can be recycled in the same process.
PET film
This water-proof and solvent-resistant material has high physical strength,
and low-temperature resistance as well as heat resistance. This material is
used for many applications, especially where high durability is required.
Mode/serial plate labels, caution labels, etc.
Polyimide
This material gives the best performance on heat resistance (greater than
PET film). It is often used for PCB labels as it can withstand passage
through a solder bath.
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7. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
ENGLISH VERSION EO1-33089
7.2 Ribbon
7.3 Recommended Media and Ribbon Types (Cont.)
Ribbon type
Smear-less ribbon (Wax resin ribbon)
Scratch and solvent resistance ribbon
Description
Good match for coated paper. The printed image will resist water and
light rubbing.
Very good match for plastic films (synthetic paper, PET, polyimide,
etc.)
Scratch and solvent resistance
Heat resistance with PET and polyimide.
Combination of Media and Ribbon
Media type
Vellum paper and label
Ribbon type
Smear-less ribbon (waxresin ribbon)
Scratch/solvent
resistance ribbon
Coated paper
Plastic films
: Good match
7.4 Care/Handling of Media and Ribbon
CAUTION!
Be sure to carefully review and understand the Supply Manual. Use only media and ribbons that meet
specified requirements. Use of non-specified media and ribbons may shorten the head life and result
in problems with bar code readability or print quality. All media and ribbons should be handled with
care to avoid any damage to the media, ribbons or printer. Read the guidelines in this section
carefully.
• Do not store the media or ribbon for longer than the manufacturer’s recommended shelf life.
• Store media rolls on the flat end. Do not store them on the curved sides as this might flatten that side
causing erratic media advance and poor print quality.
• Store the media in plastic bags and always reseal after opening. Unprotected media can get dirty and the
extra abrasion from the dust and dirt particles will shorten the print head life.
• Store the media and ribbon in a cool, dry place. Avoid areas where they would be exposed to direct sunlight,
high temperature, high humidity, dust or gas.
• The thermal paper used for direct thermal printing must not have specifications which exceed Na+ 800 ppm,
K+ 250 ppm and Cl- 500 ppm.
• Some ink used on pre-printed media may contain ingredients which shorten the print head’s product life. Do
not use labels pre-printed with ink which contain hard substances such as carbonic calcium (CaCO3) and
kaolin (Al2O3, 2SiO2, 2H2O).
For further information, please contact your local distributor or your media and ribbon manufacturers.
E7-7
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDSENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDS
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDS
Appendix 1 describes the LCD messages displayed on the operation panel.
Symbols in the message
1: : The LED is illuminated. : The LED is flashing. : The LED is unlit.
2: %%,%%%,%%%: Remaining memory size of the external memory: 0 to 09,999,999 (in K bytes)
3: ####: Remaining memory size for PC commands storage area in the internal memory: 0 to 3072 (in K bytes)
4: &&&&: Remaining memory size for writable characters storage area: 0 to 3147 (in K bytes)
No.
LCD Message
Yes/No
Acceptance of
Status Request/
Reset Command
Yes/No
In online mode
In online mode (The printer is
communicating)
The print head block is open in online
mode.
The printer is paused.
A parity, overrun, or framing error has
occurred during communication
through the RS-232C.
The media has jammed during paper
feed.
A problem has occurred with the cutter
module.
The media has run out, or the media is
not loaded properly.
The ribbon has run out.
Feed or printing was attempted with
the print head block open.
There is a problem with the print head.
The print head has overheated.
The ribbon has been torn. A problem
has occurred with the sensor that
determines the torque for the ribbon
motor.
The internal rewind unit is full.
Writable character or PC command
save mode
---------
Yes
Yes
-----
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-----
Yes
Yes
The storage area is being initialised.
-----
Yes
TrueType font or BASIC program is
being downloaded.
An error has occurred while writing to
flash memory or USB memory.
An erase error has occurred while
formatting the flash memory or USB
memory.
Data cannot be stored because the flash
memory or USB memory is full.
A command error has occurred while
analyzing the command.
A power failure has occurred.
-----
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
LED Indication
Printer Status
ONLINE ERROR
ON LINE
1
ON LINE
2 HEAD OPEN
3 PAUSE
4 COMMS ERROR
5 PAPER JAM
6 CUTTER ERROR
7 NO PAPER
8 NO RIBBON
9 HEAD OPEN
10 HEAD ERROR
11 EXCESS HEAD TEMP
12 RIBBON ERROR
13 REWIND FULL
SAVING####KB/&&&&KB
14 or
SAVING%,%%%.%%%KB
FORMAT####KB/&&&&KB
15 or
FORMAT%,%%%.%%%KB
16 NOW LOADING…
17 MEMORY WRITE ERR.
18 FORMAT ERROR
19 MEMORY FULL
20
SYNTAX ERROR
(Refer to “Notes”)
21 POWER FAILURE
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Restoration by
RESTART key
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDSENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDS
22 EEPROM ERROR
23 SYSTEM ERROR
24 DHCP CLIENT INIT…
25 RFID WRITE ERROR
26 RFID ERROR
27 INPUT PASSWORD
28 PASSWORD INVALID
29 RFID CONFIG ERROR
Data cannot be read from/written to a
backup EEPROM properly
When the following abnormal
operations are performed, a system
error occurs:
(a) Command fetch from an incorrect
address.
(b) Access to word data at an
incorrect address.
(c) Access to long-word data at an
incorrect address.
(d) Access to the area of 80000000H
to FFFFFFFFH in the logic space
in user mode.
(e) An undefined instruction in an
area other than a delay slot was
decoded.
(f) An undefined instruction in a
delay slot was decoded.
(g) An instruction to rewrite a delay
slot was decoded.
DHCP Client is being initialised. (Only
when the DHCP is enabled.)
The printer did not succeed in writing
data onto an RFID tag after having
retried the specified number of times.
The printer cannot communicate with
the RFID module.
The printer is waiting for a
password to be entered.
A wrong password was entered
three consecutive times.
B-EX700-RFID-U2-EU/US-R,
B-EX700-RFID-U4-EU/US-R, U4
Module preinstall model only RFID
Module’s destination code is not
specified.
30 LOW BATTERY
( Refer to Notes)
RTC Battery is low.
31 INTERNAL COM ERR
A hardware error has occurred in the
internal serial interface.
No
No
No
No
-----
-----
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
NOTE: When an error message listed above appears on the LCD display please refer to Section 5
TROUBLESHOOTING for a solution.
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APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDSENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 1 MESSAGES AND LEDS
NOTES:
• If an error is found in a command received, up to 42 bytes of the erroneous command, starting from the
command code, will be displayed. (However, [LF] and [NUL] will not be displayed.)
Example 1
[ESC]PC001;0A00,0300,2,2,A,00,B[LF][NUL]
Command error
The following message appears.
SYNTAX ERROR
PC001;0A00,0300,2,2,A
,00,B
Example 2
[ESC]T20G30[LF] [NUL]
Command error
The following message appears.
SYNTAX ERROR
T20G30
Example 3
[ESC]PC002;0100,0300,15,15,A,00,00,J0101,+000000000A,Z10,P1[LF] [NUL]
Command error
The following message appears.
SYNTAX ERROR
PC002;0100,0300,15,15
,A,00,00,J0101,+00000
• When the error is shown, “? (3FH)” appears for character codes other than 20H to 7FH and A0H to DFH.
• For details, please refer to the B-EX4/EX6 Series External Equipment Interface Specification.
NOTES:
・The battery check does not work when the printer is being reset and the RTC is not mounted.
・It is necessary to follow the procedure below to use RTC function under a low battery condition.
・Turn off the printer power while the printer is in an error state. Start the printer in the system mode, set the
date and time for the RTC again, then reset the printer to place the printer in online state.
* The printer can print the programmed date and time until it is turned off.
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APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
NOTE:
To prevent radiation and reception of electrical noise, the interface cables must meet the following
requirements:
• In case of a parallel interface cable or serial interface cable, fully shielded and fitted with metal or
metallised connector housings.
• Keep as short as possible.
• Should not be bundled tightly with power cords.
• Should not be tied to power line conduits.
•
USB interface (Standard)
Physical Layer:
Transfer type:
Transfer rate:
Class:
Number of ports:
Power source:
Connector:
Conforming to V2.0 Full speed
Control transfer, Bulk transfer
Full speed (12M bps)
Printer class
1
Self power
Type B
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Signal
VCC
DD+
GND
Series B Plug
LAN (Standard)
Physical Layer:
Number of ports:
Connector:
LED status:
IEEE802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
1
RJ-45
Link LED, Activity LED
LED
Link
Link
LED
LED Status
LAN status
ON
10Mbps link or 100Mbps link is detected.
OFF
No link is detected.
* Communication cannot be made while the
Link LED is off.
Activity LED (Orange)
LAN cable:
Cable length:
Activity
ON
Communicating
OFF
Idle
10BASE-T: UTP category 3 or category 5
100BASE-TX: UTP category 5
Segment length Max. 100 m
NOTE:
When a generally-used twisted pair Ethernet (TPE) or UTP cable is used, communication errors may
occur subject to your operating environment. In such a case, please use a shielded twisted pair
cable.
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APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
Serial interface (Option: B-EX700-RS-QM-R)
Type:
Communication mode:
Transmission speed:
Synchronization:
Start bit:
Stop bit
Data length:
Parity:
Error detection:
Protocol:
Data input code:
Receive buffer:
Connector:
RS-232C
Full duplex
2400 bps, 4800 bps, 9600 bps, 19200 bps, 38400 bps, 115200 bps
Start-stop synchronization
1 bit
1 bit, 2 bit
7 bit, 8 bit
None, EVEN, ODD
Parity error, Framing error, Overrun error
Unprocedure communication
ASCII code, European character 8 bit code, graphic 8 bit code, JIS8 code, Shift JIS
Kanji code, JIS Kanji code
1M byte
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal
N.C
TXD (Transmit Data)
RXD (Received Data)
DSR (Data Set Ready)
SG (Signal Ground)
DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
CTS (Clear to Send)
RTS (Request to Send)
N.C
Parallel interface (Centronics) (Option: B-EX700-CEN-QM-R)
Conforming to IEEE1284
Compatible mode (SPP mode), Nibble mode
Data input method: 8 bit parallel
Control signal:
Mode:
Data input code:
Receive buffer:
SPP Mode
nStrobe
nAck
Nibble Mode
HostClk
PtrClk
ECP Mode
HostClk
PeriphClk
Busy
Perror
Select
nAutoFd
nInit
nFault
nSelectIn
PtrBusy
AckDataReq
Xflag
HostBusy
nInit
nDataAvail
IEEE1284Active
PeriphAck
NAckReverse
Xflag
HostAck
nReverseRequest
nPeriphRequest
IEEE1284Active
ASCII code
European 8 bit code
Graphic 8 bit code
JIS8 code
Shift JIS Kanji code
JIS Kanji code
1MB
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5
1
9
6
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
Connector:
PIN
No.
SPP Mode
Nibble Mode
1
nStrobe
HostClk
2
Data 1
Data 1
3
Data 2
Data 2
4
Data 3
Data 3
5
Data 4
Data 4
6
Data 5
Data 5
7
Data 6
Data 6
8
Data 7
Data 7
9
Data 8
Data 8
10
nAck
PtrClk
11
Busy
PtrBusy
12
PError
AckDataReq
13
Select
Xflag
14
nAutoFd
HostBusy
15
NC
NC
16
0V
0V
17
CHASSIS GND
CHASSIS GND
18
+5V (For detection)
+5V (For detection)
19
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN1)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN1)
20
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN2)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN2)
21
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN3)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN3)
22
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN4)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN4)
23
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN5)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN5)
24
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN6)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN6)
25
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN7)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN7)
26
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN8)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN8)
27
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN9)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN9)
28
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN10)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN10)
29
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN11)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN11)
30
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN31)
TWISTED PAIR GND(PIN31)
31
nInit
nInit
32
nFault
NDataAvail
33
0V
0V
34
NC
NC
35
NC
NC
36
nSelectIn
IEEE1284Active
IEEE1284-B Connector
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APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
Wireless LAN (Option: B-EX706-WLAN2-QM-R )
Standard: Conforming to IEEE802.11b, and IEEE802.11g, and IEEE802.11n
Client protocol: TCP/IP, Socket, LPR, DHCP, HTTP
Print protocol: Socket communication/LPR
Security mode: WEP(64 bits) or WPA, WPA2
EAP method: EAP-TLS, PEAP, EAP-TTLS, EAP-FAST
Antenna: Built-in
Parameter setting: via USB, LAN, WLAN, RS-232C
Default IP address: 192.168.10.20
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
NOTE:
MAC address of the Wireless LAN module will be necessary when setting the MAC address filtering function
of an access point. Please ask a service person of your nearest TOSHIBA TEC service representative.
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APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
Expansion I/O Interface (Option: B-EX700-IO-QM-R)
Input Signal
Output Signal
Connector
(External Device Side)
Connector
(Printer Side)
IN0 to IN5
OUT0 to OUT6
FCN-781P024-G/P or equivalent
FCN-685J0024 or equivalent
Pin
Signal
I/O
Pin
Signal
I/O
1
IN0
Input
FEED
Function
13
OUT6
Output
2
IN1
Input
PRINT
14
N.C.
3
IN2
Input
PAUSE
15
COM1
4
IN3
Input
16
N.C.
-----
5
IN4
Input
17
N.C.
-----
6
IN5
Input
18
N.C.
-----
7
OUT0
Output
FEED
19
N.C.
-----
8
OUT1
Output
PRINT
20
N.C.
-----
9
OUT2
Output
PAUSE
21
COM2
Common (Ground)
10
OUT3
Output
ERROR
22
N.C.
-----
11
OUT4
Output
23
N.C.
-----
12
OUT5
Output
24
N.C.
-----
POWER ON
N.C.: No Connection
Input Circuit
Output Circuit
Operating environment
----Common (Power)
Temperature: 0 to 40 °C
Humidity: 20 to 90% (No Condensation)
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Function
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 2 INTERFACE
RFID
• (Option)B-EX706-RFID-U4-US-R
Module:
Frequency:
Output:
Available RFID tag:
TOSHIBATEC TRW-USM-10
902.75-927.25Mhz
10 to 100 mW
EPC C1 Gen2, ISO-18000-6C
• (Option)B-EX706-RFID-U4-EU-R
Module:
Frequency:
Output:
Available RFID tag:
TOSHIBATEC TRW-EUR-10
869.85 MHz (UHF Europe)
10 to 100 mW
EPC C1 Gen2, ISO-18000-6C
• (Option) B-EX706-RFID-U4-AU-R
Module:
TOSHIBATECTRW-AUR-10
Frequency:
918.25-925.75MHz (UHF )
Output:
10 to 100 mW
Available RFID tag:
EPC C1 Gen2, ISO-18000-6C
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APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
Font
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APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES (Cont.)
Bar codes
JAN8, EAN8
MSI
Interleaved 2 of 5
CODE39 (Standard)
NW7
JAN13, EAN13
UPC-E
EAN13+2 digits
EAN13+5 digits
CODE128
CODE39 (Full ASCII)
CODE93
UPC-E+2 digits
UPC-E+5 digits
EAN8+2 digits
EAN8+5 digits
UPC-A
UPC-A+2 digits
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APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
UPC-A+5 digits
UCC/EAN128
Industrial 2 of 5
POSTNET
Customer bar code
Customer bar code of high priority
KIX Code
RM4SCC
Data Matrix
MicroQR
QR code
Micro PDF417
MaxiCode
CP Code
PDF417
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APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
Ԃ GS1 DataBar family (with no compound composite printed)
GS1 DataBar (Truncated)
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
GS1 DataBar Limited
GS1 DataBar Expanded
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
UPC-A
UPC-E
EAN-13
EAN-8
UCC/EAN-28 with CC-A, CC-B, or CC-C
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APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 3 PRINT SAMPLES
Ԃ GS1 DataBar family (with compound composite printed)
GS1 DataBar (Truncated)
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
GS1 DataBar Limited
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
GS1 DataBar Expanded
UPC-A
EAN-13
UPC-E
EAN-8
UCC/EAN-128 with CC-A or CC-B
UCC/EAN-128 with CC-C
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APPENDIX 4 GLOSSARIES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 4 GLOSSARIES
APPENDIX 4 GLOSSARIES
Barcode
Expansion I/O interface
A code which represents alphanumeric characters
by using a series of black and white stripes of
different widths. Reading barcodes is a fast and
accurate means of capturing data.
Batch mode
An interface circuit that may be installed to allow
the printer to be connected to an external device
such as a wrapping machine. It can receive feed,
print start, and pause signals from the external
device and to send back print, pause, and error
status signals to the external device.
An issue mode that continuously prints until the
specified number has been printed.
Feed gap sensor
A transmissive sensor that detects the difference of
potential between the gap between labels and the
label to find the print start position.
Black mark
A black mark printed on the media so that the
printer can maintain a consistent print position by
detecting this mark.
Font
A complete set of alphanumeric characters in one
style of type. E.g. Helvetica, Courier, Times
Black mark sensor
A reflective sensor that detects the difference of
potential between the black mark and print area to
find the print start position.
Gap
Cut mode
IPS
A printer mode where an optional cutter module is
installed to automatically cut media from the
supply roll after they are printed. The print
command can specify to cut after every print or to
cut after a set number of prints.
Inch per second
The unit used to express print speed.
Cutter module
LCD
Gap between labels on a backing material
Label
A type of media with adhesive backing.
A device used to cut the media.
Liquid Crystal Display
Installed on the operation panel and displays
operation modes, error message etc.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
A communications protocol that allocates an IP
address to a computer plugged into a network.
Media
Material on which data is printed by the printer.
Labels, tag paper, fanfold paper, perforated paper
etc.
DPI
Dots Per Inch
The unit used to express print density.
Plug and Play
When Plug and Play is enabled, the PC will
automatically identify the printer (if the PC
supports Plug & Play), optimise the system
resource (IRQ and DMA), and display a message
prompting a printer driver installation.
Pre-printed media
A type of media on which characters, logos, and
other designs have been already printed.
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APPENDIX 4 GLOSSARIES
ENGLISH VERSION
APPENDIX 4 GLOSSARIES
Printer IP address
Tag
A 32-bit address of a printer connected to TCP/IP
network, which identifies the printer. An IP
address is written as 4 sets of numbers, separated
by full stops. For example 192.168.10.20.
A type of media with no adhesive, usually made
from cardboard or other durable material.
Thermal direct printing
A printing method using no ribbon and thermal
media which reacts to heat. The print head makes
direct contact with the media producing text or
images.
Print head element
The thermal print head consists of a single line of
tiny resistive elements. When current is allowed to
flow through each element it heats up causing a
small dot to be burned onto thermal paper or a
small dot of ink to be transferred from a thermal
ribbon.
Thermal print head
A print head using thermal transfer or thermal
direct printing method.
Print speed
Thermal transfer printing
The speed at which printing occurs. This speed is
expressed in units of IPS (inches per second).
A printing method where the thermal print head
heats an ink or resin coated ribbon against the
media. The ink/resin is then transferred onto the
media.
Reflective sensor
See Black mark sensor.
Threshold setting
A sensor setting that allows the printer to maintain
a consistent print position of pre-printed media.
Resolution
The number of individual dots a printer can
Printer
produce within a unit of distance.
resolution measured in Dots per Inch. As the
number of dots per inch increases, the resolution
increases, resulting in a more detailed image.
Transmissive sensor
See Feed gap sensor.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
An interface that is used to connect peripherals,
such as a printer, keyboard, mouse to computer or
host. The USB port may allow disconnection of a
USB device without turning off the power.
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
RFID is a technology that uses radio waves to
exchange data between a reader and an electronic
tag. The tag can be encapsulating inside a label
which can also be printed on. RFID is very useful
for object identification and tracking.
Web printer
The web printer function allows you to browse the
printer status on the PC, issue media, check or
change the settings, or download firmware to the
printer.
For details, refer to the Network
Specification.
Ribbon
An inked film used to transfer an image or text
onto media. In thermal transfer printing, it is
heated by the print head, causing an image to be
transferred onto the media.
Strip mode
The printer removes labels from the backing paper.
After each issue the printer stops until the label is
removed. Once the label is removed the next label
will be issued and so on.
Supplies
Media and ribbon
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