TEC Thermal Printer
B-SX4T SERIES
Product Description
Document No. EO10-33013
Original
(Revised
Jan., 2003
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PRINTED IN JAPAN
EO10-33013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
1. OUTLINE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1- 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1- 1
DESCRIPTION OF MODEL NUMBER -------------------------------------------------------------- 1- 1
APPEARANCE AND DIMENTIONS (APPROXIMATE) ----------------------------------------- 1- 2
BASIC SPECIFICATIONS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1- 3
ELECTRONICS SPECIFICATIONS------------------------------------------------------------------ 1- 6
2. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2- 1
2.1
2.2
2.3
MEDIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2- 1
RIBBON ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2- 3
CARE AND HANDLING OF THE MEDIA AND RIBBON---------------------------------------- 2- 4
3. OPTIONAL KIT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3- 1
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
CUTTER MODULE: B-4205-QM (Swing Cutter), B-8204-QM (Rotary Cutter)------------- 3- 1
STRIP MODULE: B-9904-H-QM ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3- 2
RIBBON SAVING MODULE: B-9904-R-QM ------------------------------------------------------- 3- 2
PCMCIA INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-PCM-QM ----------------------------------------------- 3- 2
EXPANSION I/O INTERFACE BOARD: B-7704-IO-QM ---------------------------------------- 3- 2
BUILT-IN LAN INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-LAN-QM----------------------------------------- 3- 3
USB INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-USB-QM ----------------------------------------------------- 3- 3
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.
Copyright © 2003
by TOSHIBA TEC CORPORATION
All Rights Reserved
570 Ohito, Ohito-cho, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka-ken, JAPAN
1. OUTLINE
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1.1 PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
1. OUTLINE
1.1 PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
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Various bar codes, characters and graphic data can be printed using both thermal transfer and
thermal direct methods. This printer can also print writable characters and logos at designated
coordinates by using a graphic command.
The Centronics and RS-232C are available as standard interfaces between the printer and a PC.
In addition, optional interfaces such as PCMCIA interface, USB interface, LAN interface, and
expansion I/O interface are available.
A 32-bit CPU and a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) equipped with several peripheral LSIs
realizes high system performance.
With the element positioned at the edge of the print head, print quality is improved because the
media passes straight through.
This printer accommodates a max. format size of 104.0 mm wide by 1498.0 mm long and a max.
printing speed of 10”/sec.
High throughput can be obtained with “on-the-fly” formatting.
Installation space is minimized because the media is loaded internally.
The metal cover and damper provide a heavy-duty enclosure.
Various optional devices are available: Strip module including the rewinder, the ribbon saving
function which economizes ribbon usage, rotary cutter module, and swing cutter module.
NOTE: Every size is written in millimeter (mm) in this manual. To obtain the size in inch, divide by
25.4.
1.2 DESCRIPTION OF MODEL NUMBER
B–SX4T–GS10–QQ
Destination Code
QQ: North America Bloc.
QP: Europe Bloc.
Issue mode
S: Batch
Resolution
G: 8 dots/mm
Printing method:
Thermal direct or Thermal transfer
Printing width
4: 4 inch
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1.3 APPEARANCE AND DIMENSIONS (APPROXIMATE)
1.3 APPEARANCE AND DIMENSIONS (APPROXIMATE)
1.3.1 Front View/Rear View
Front View
LCD Message Display
Rear View
Parallel Interface
Connector (Centronics)
Top Cover
PCMCIA Card Slot (Option),
USB Connector (Option), or
LAN Connector (Option)
Operation
Panel
USB Connector
(Option) or LAN
Connector (Option)
Supply Window
Expansion I/O
Interface Connector
(Option)
Serial Interface
Connector (RS-232C)
Media Outlet
AC Power Inlet
Power Switch
: OFF
|: ON
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1.3.2 Operation Panel
LCD Message Display
LCD Message Display
POWER LED
(Green)
When the power is turned on and it is ready to print, ON
LINE is displayed.
POWER LED (Green)
ON LINE LED
(Green)
ERROR LED
(Red)
[FEED] key
Lights when the power is turned on.
ON-LINE LED (Green)
1) Flashes when communicating with a host PC.
2) Lights while printing.
ERROR LED (Red)
Lights when the printer does not operate correctly.
FEED key
[RESTART] key
Feeds paper.
[PAUSE] key
RESTART key
Resets the printer when paused or when an error occurs.
Used to set the threshold. (Refer to the Owner’s Manual.)
PAUSE key
Pauses printing.
Message display shows PAUSE and a remaining count.
Used to set the threshold (Refer to the Owner’s Manual.)
1.3.3 Dimensions (Approximate)
Standard:
291 mm (W) x 460 mm (D) x 308 mm (H)
With cutter module: 291 mm (W) x 521 mm (D) x 308 mm (H)
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1.4 BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
1.4 BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
1) Printing method .................. Thermal direct printing or thermal transfer printing
2) Print head (4 inches)
(1) Total number of dots ..... 832 dots
(2) Dot density .................... 8 dots/mm
(3) Effective print width ....... 104.0 mm
(4) Thermal pitch .......…...... 0.125 mm
3) Print speed ......................... 3”/sec., 6”/sec., 10”/sec.
NOTE: These print speeds are available when printing ratio is less than 15% of the entire label or tag
paper.
4) Format size (W) x (L) .......... Max. 104.0 mm x 1498.0 mm
5) Issue mode ......................... Batch
Auto cut (Auto cut mode is available only when the optional cutter is
attached.)
Strip (Strip mode is available only when the optional strip module is
attached.)
6) Type of bar code/two dimensional code
JAN8, EAN8, JAN13, EAN13, UPC-A, UPC-E
(1)
EAN8, EAN13, UPC-A, UPC-E + 2digit
(2)
EAN8, EAN13, UPC-A, UPC-E + 5digit
(3)
NW-7
(4)
CODE39 (STANDARD)
(5)
CODE39 (FULL ASCII)
(6)
ITF
(7)
MSI
(8)
CODE93
(9)
(10) CODE128
(11) EAN128
(12) Data Matrix
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
PDF417
QR Code
Industrial 2 of 5
Customer Bar Code
POSTNET
RM4SCC
(Royal Mail 4 State Customer Code)
(19)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
KIX CODE
Maxi Code
Micro PDF417
CP CODE
RSS14
7) Bar code rotation ................ 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
8) Magnification of bar code
UPC/EAN/JAN/CODE93/128/PDF417.........Up to 6 modules can be automatically calculated
using 1-module width designation (1 to 15 dots).
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Dots/Module
Bar code
UPC-A/E
EAN8/13
JAN8/13
CODE93
EAN128
CODE128
PDF417
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Min. Module Width (mm)
0.25
0.38
0.50
0.63
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Magnification (times)
0.76
1.14
1.51
1.91
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Min. Module Width (mm)
0.25
0.38
0.50
0.63
0.75
0.88
1.00
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15
Min. Module Width (mm)
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Magnification (times)
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1.13
1.25
1.38
1.50
1.63
1.75
1.88
1.13
1.25
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Dots/Module
Bar code
UPC-A/E
EAN8/13
JAN8/13
CODE93
EAN128
CODE128
PDF417
Min. Module Width (mm)
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1.4 BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
„ NW-7/CODE39/ITF/MSI/Industrial 2 of 5 ....The width of narrow bars, wide bars and spaces can
be optionally changed in a range of 1 to 99 dots.
„ Data Matrix ..................................................The width of one cell can be changed in a range of 1
to 99 dots.
9) Type of characters
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Times Roman medium (12, 15 point)
Times Roman bold (15, 18, 21 point)
Times Roman Italic (18 point)
Helvetica medium (9, 15, 18 point)
Helvetica bold (18, 21 point)
Helvetica Italic (18 point)
Presentation bold (27 point)
Letter Gothic medium (14.3 point)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
Prestige Elite medium (10.5 point)
Prestige Elite bold (15 point)
Courier medium (15 point)
Courier bold (18 point)
OCR-A, B (12 point)
Outline font (Helvetica bold, Helvetica bold proportional,
Price Font (1,2,3), Times roman proportional, Pop
Proportional, Proportional)
(15) Writable characters (2-byte character is available.)
10) Character code
(1) PC-850 (2) PC-8 (3) PC-852 (4) PC-857 (5) Arabic (6) LATIN 9 (7) PC-1257 (8) PC-1254
(9) PC-1253 (10) PC-1252 (11) PC-1251 (12) PC-1250 (13) PC-855 (14) PC-851
11) Character magnification
(1) Regular font: 0.5 ~ 9.5 times (magnified by 0.5 times in each direction)
(2) Outline font: 2.0 ~ 85.0 mm (magnified 0.1 mm in each direction)
NOTE: When the outline font size is large, the ribbon may wrinkle according to the quality of the
ribbon or print tone.
12) White or black background all types of characters are available
13) Character rotation .......................... 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
14) Character strings rotation ............... 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
15) Type of line
(1) Horizontal line (2) Vertical line (3) Slant line (4) Square (5) Rounded Rectangle (6) Circle
16) Line Width ...................................... 0.1 to 0.9 mm can be specified (in unit of 0.1 mm)
17) Mechanism
(1) Batch mechanism
This is the standard mechanism which lets the printer print continuously without winding the
label or tag paper.
Ribbon
Tag
Ribbon End Sensor
Pinch
Roller
Print Head
Platen
Black Mark
Sensor
Feed
Roller
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(2) Strip mechanism
When the strip module is attached, labels are stripped from the backing paper by the strip
shaft. The next label will not be printed until the preceding label is taken away. The backing
paper is wound onto the take-up spool. By installing the rewinder guide plate the tag paper
and label can be wound onto the take-up spool.
Ribbon
Label
Ribbon End Sensor
Pinch
Roller
Print Head
Strip Sensor
Take-up Spool
Platen
Feed Gap
Sensor
Strip Shaft
Rewind Full Sensor
Feed
Roller
(3) Auto cut mechanism
When the cutter module is installed, the backing paper of the label stock or tag paper is cut
individually (stop and cut).
Ribbon
Tag
Ribbon End Sensor
Cutter
Pinch
Roller
Print Head
Platen
Black Mark
Sensor
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Feed
Roller
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1.5 ELECTRONICS SPECIFICATIONS
18) Power supply
QQ model: AC100 ~ 120 V ±10%, 50/60Hz
QP model: AC220 ~ 240 V ±10%, 50Hz
19) Current consumption
Printing
Stand-by
QQ model
133 W, 1.6A
14W, 0.18A
QP model
134W, 1.0A
14W, 0.13A
20) Rush current
QQ model: 11A
QP model: 14A
1.5 ELECTRONICS SPECIFICATIONS
1) CPU .................................... HD6417709SF100B
2) Memory
(1) Program ......................... 4MB Flash ROM
(2) Backup ........................... 512 byte EE-PROM
(3) Image buffer + Work ...... 8MB SD-RAM
3) Interface
(1) RS-232C interface
Communication mode: Full-duplex
Transmission speed: 2400,4800,9600,19200, 38400, 115200 BPS (selectable)
Synchronization: start-stop synchronization
Transmission parameter
Parity:
None, EVEN, ODD
Start bit:
1-bit
Stop bit:
1-bit or 2-bit
Word length:
7-bit or 8-bit
Error detection
Parity check:
VRC (Vertical Redundancy Checking)
Framing error:
This error occurs when no stop bit is found in the frame specified
starting with the start bit.
Data entry code:
ASCII, 8-bit code for European characters, 8-bit code for graphic
Receiving buffer:
1MB
Protocol
XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3) protocol
• When initialized after power on, this printer becomes ready to receive data and sends an
XON code (11H). (Transmission or non-transmission of XON code is selectable by
means of the parameter setting.)
• The printer sends an XOFF code (13H) when the free area in the receive buffer
becomes 10K Bytes or less.
• The printer sends an XON code (11H) when the free area in the receive buffer are
512KB or more.
• When there is no free area in the receive buffer, the printer discards received data which
exceeds the receive buffer capacity without storing it in the buffer. (After detecting the
XOFF code, the host computer must stop transmission before the printer receive buffer
becomes full.)
• The printer sends an XOFF code (13H) at power off time. (Transmission or nontransmission of XOFF code is selectable with the parameter setting.)
• The DTR signal is always “High” level (Ready).
• The RTS signal is always “High” level (Ready).
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„ READY/BUSY (DTR) protocol
• When initialized after power on, this printer becomes ready to receive data and converts
the DTR signal to "High" level (READY).
• The printer converts the DTR signal to "Low" level (BUSY) when the free area in the
receive buffer amount to 10K bytes or less.
• The printer converts the DTR signal to "High" level (READY) when the free area in the
receive buffer amount to 512KB or more.
• When there is no free area in the receive buffer, the printer discards received data which
exceeds the receive buffer capacity without storing it in the buffer. (After detecting a
BUSY signal, the host computer must stop transmission before the printer receive buffer
becomes full.)
• The RTS signal is always “High” level.
„ XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3) protocol + READY/BUSY (DTR) protocol
• When initialized after power on, this printer becomes ready to receive data and converts
the DTR signal to "High" level (READY). The printer sends an XON code (11H).
• When the free area in the receive buffer are 10K bytes or less, the printer converts the
DTR signal to "Low" level (BUSY) and sends an XOFF code (13H).
• When the free area in the receive buffer are 512KB or more, the printer converts the
DTR signal to "High" level (READY) and sends an XON code (11H).
• When there is no free area in the receive buffer, the printer discards received data which
exceeds the receive buffer capacity without storing it in the buffer. (After detecting the
XOFF code or BUSY signal, the host computer must stop transmission before the printer
receive buffer becomes full.)
• The printer sends an XOFF code (13H) at power off time.
• The RTS signal is always “High” level.
„ READY/BUSY (RTS) Protocol
• When initialized after power on, this printer becomes ready to receive data and converts
the RTS signal to "High" level (READY).
• The printer converts the RTS signal to “Low” level (BUSY) when the free area in the
receive buffer amount to 10K bytes or less.
• The printer converts the RTS signal to “High” level (READY) when the free area in the
receive buffer amount to 512KB or more.
• When there is no free area in the receive buffer, the printer discards received data which
exceed the receive buffer capacity without storing it in the buffer. (After detecting a
BUSY signal, the host computer must stop transmission before the printer receive buffer
becomes full.)
• The DTR signal is always “High” level (READY).
• The host should keep the DSR signal “High” level.
NOTE: Be sure to select the READY/BUSY (RTS) protocol when controlling the flow between
the Windows. Also, be sure to select “Hardware” for the flow control in the Windows
communication port setting.
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k Pin description
Pin No.
Signal
I/O
Description
Ground line for circuit protection.
Data line from which the printer receives data from the
host (receive data line).
Logic “1” is “Low”, and “0” is “High”. It is LOW (MARK)
while no data is being sent.
Data line from which the printer sends data to the host
(send data line).
Logic “1” is “low”, and “0” is “High”. It is LOW (MARK)
while no data is being sent.
Input signal from the host. This printer ignores this
signal.
Output signal to the host.
When READ/BUSY (RTS) protocol is selected,
this signal means READY to receive data.
When the receive buffer is nearly full, the signal turns
to “Low”, and “High” when nearly empty.
In case of other protocol is selected, this signal is
always “High” level after the power is turned on.
Output signal from the printer.
When READY/BUSY (DTR) or XON/XOFF
(DC1/DC3)+READY/BUSY (DTR) is selected, this
signal means READY to receive data.
When the receive buffer is nearly full, the signal turns
to “Low”, and “High” when nearly eimpty.
In case of XON/XOFF (DC1/DC3) or READY/BUSY
(RTS), this signal is always “High” level after the power
is turned on.
Ground line for all data and control signals.
Input signal from the host. It must be “High” for the
printer to receive data.
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FG (Frame Ground)
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2
RD (Received Data)
Input
3
TD (Transmit Data)
Output
4
CTS (Clear to Send)
Input
5
RTS (Request to Send)
Output
6
DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
Output
7
SG (Signal Ground)
20
DSR (Data Set Ready)
--Input
l Interface circuit
„ Input circuit
RD
CTS
DSR
„ Signal level
Input voltage:
„ Output circuit
SN75189 or equivalent
"H" .. +3V~ + 15V
"L" ... –3V~ – 15V
SN75188 or equivalent
TD
RTS
DTR
Output voltage: "H" .. +6V ~ +13V
"L" ... –6V ~ –13V
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(2) Centronics interface
Data input method:
8-bit parallel (DATA 1~8)
Control signals
Compatibility mode: nStrobe, nAck, Busy, PError, Select, nAutoFd, nInit, nFault, nSelectIn
ECP mode:
HostClk, PeriphClk, PeriphAck, nAckReverse, XFlag, HostAck,
nReverseRequest, nPeriphRequest, IEEE1284Active
Data input code:
ASCII, JIS 8-bit code for European characters, 8-bit code for graphic
Receiving buffer:
1MB
Input/Output circuit configuration and Input/Output conditions
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Type
Signal Name
Configuration
+5V
Input/
Data 1 ∼ 8
Output
1K
+5V
nStrobe/HostClk
nInit/nReverseRequest
nAutoFd/HostAck
nSelectIn/IEEE1284Active
Input
SN74LS14 or equivalent
1K
SN74LS14 or equivalent
Logical level (input)
"1" = 2~5V
"0" = 0~0.4V
100P
+5V
Busy/PeriphAck
nFault/nPeriphRequest
Output nAck/PeriphClk
Select/XFlag
PError/nAckReverse
SN7406 or equivalent
1K
Logical level (input)
"1" = 2.4~5V
"0" = 0~0.4V
100P
(3) Expantion I/O interface (Option)
Interface circuit
Input circuit
„
External controller, etc.
Printer
COM1
Vcc
IN0
R
~
IN5
R
Photo-coupler
TPL521(TOSHIBA)
(TOSHIBA)
TLP521
There are six input circuits, and each input is a current loop using a photo-coupler.
The anode of the photo-coupler is connected to common pin COM1 in each of the six circuits.
Each cathode is independent. The voltage of Vcc is 24 V (max.) while the diode operating
current is 16 mA.
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„ Output circuit
External controller, etc.
(In the case of photo-coupler)
Printer
OUT0
Vcc
~
~
OUT6
COM2
There are seven output circuits, and each output is an open collector. The voltage of Vcc is
24V (max.) while the operating current is 150 mA.
For other details, please refer to the Expansion I/O specifications.
(4) USB
Standard:
Transfer type:
Transfer rate:
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Control transfer, Bulk transfer
Full speed (12M bps)
(5) Network interface (LAN, PCMCIA)
Constitution:
• PCMCIA Board + LAN card
• 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN board
Protocol:
TCP/IP
Network specifications: • LPR server function
• WEB printer function
• Socket communication function
• FTP server function
• E-mail function
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4) Sensor/switch
(1) Head up sensor (Transmissive sensor)
This sensor, located on the left front of the printer inside as viewed from the media outlet,
detects whether the print head is in position or not. When the head lever is turned to the Free
position, the arm on the edge of the head lever shaft turns the sensor on.
(2) Head block position switch (Transmissive sensor)
This sensor, located on the left side of the print head block, detects whether the print head
block is in position or not. According to the position of the print head block, the arm on it turns
the sensor on/off.
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(3) Media sensor
This sensor is comprised of the black mark sensor and feed gap sensor. It is positioned 92.1
mm from the platen.
The sensor position is adjustable according to the black mark position. It can be manually
moved from the center to the left edge of media.
„ Black mark sensor (Reflective sensor)
This sensor detects the difference of potential between the black mark and tag paper to find
the print position of the tag paper.
Center detection
Side detection (max.)
Center
70 mm
Center
93 mm
Tag Paper
Black Mark
Tag Paper
Black Mark
Feed Gap Sensor
Black Mark Sensor
Feed Gap Sensor
Black Mark Sensor
Side Frame
Main Frame
Main Frame
Side Frame
„ Feed gap sensor (Transmissive sensor)
This sensor detects the difference in potential between the backing paper and the label to
find the print position of the label. The feed gap sensor is located at 8 mm to the right of the
black mark sensor.
Center detection
Side detection (max.)
Center of Label
Home Position
Center of Label
Home Position
8 mm
8 mm
Label
Label
Backing Paper
101 mm
Feed Gap Sensor
Feed Gap Sensor
Main Frame
Black Mark Sensor
Main Frame
Backing Paper
Side Frame
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(4) Ribbon end sensor (Transmissive sensor)
When printing in thermal transfer mode (using the ribbon), this sensor detects the difference in
potential between the ribbon and the ribbon end to indicate the ribbon end. It is positioned at
48.28 mm from the platen.
Ribbon
48.28 mm
Ribbon End
Sensor
Print Head
Pinch Roller
Feed Roller
(5) Slit sensor (Transmissive sensor)
This sensor detects the rotation count of the ribbon shaft and the ribbon motors. The ribbon
motors torque works to take up slack in the ribbon and is dependent on the detected count.
The slit sensor is a photo coupler combining an LED and a transistor.
Slit
Slit
Rewind Slit Gear
Feed Slit Gear
Slit Sensor (Rewind)
Slit Sensor (Feed)
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(6) Strip sensor (Transmissive sensor)
This sensor detects whether or not the label has been taken away from the media outlet and
controls the label feed. It is positioned 17.8 mm from the platen.
Print Head
Strip Sensor (Tr)
17.8 mm
Platen
Strip Shaft
Strip Sensor (LED)
Backing Paper
(7) Rewind full sensor (Transmissive sensor)
This sensor detects that the built-in rewinder is full when winding backing paper or printed
media onto the take-up spool. It is positioned at 316.4 mm (Tr side) and 272 mm (LED side)
from the platen. A rewinder full status is detected when the backing paper blocks the light from
the LED.
Pinch Roller
Print Head
Take-up Spool
Rewind Full Sensor (Tr)
Platen
Backing Paper
Rewind Full Sensor (LED)
272 mm
44.4 mm
(8) Cutter home position switch (micro switch) for Swing Cutter
A cam positioned at the end of the cutter motor arm turns the micro switch on/off in accordance
with the cutter motion cycle (one rotation). The micro switch status indicates if the cutter is in
the home position.
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2.1 MEDIA
2. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
Information regarding the supply specifications contained in Product Description is essential to service
engineers. Detail specifications and other information on the media and ribbon are described in Supply
Manual by model. It is issued by and sent from TOSHIBA TEC H.Q (Sales Division) upon release of
new model or manual's revision. When purchasing the supplies locally, be sure to refer to the Supply
Manual for details. Use of non-specified media may shorten the print head life and result in problems
with bar code readability or print quality. Be sure to read carefully and understand the Supply Manual
since it also includes the details about notes, precision of the print start position, limitations on printing,
etc. When selling the products to VARs, instruct them to buy media and ribbons that the substances
described in the following precautions are not included
2.1 MEDIA
(Unit: mm)
Label dispensing mode
Cut mode
Rotary cutter (*2)
Swing cutter
Label
10.0 – 1500.0 25.4 – 1500.0 3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 38.0 - 1500.0 38.0 – 1500.0
Media pitch
Tag
10.0 – 1500.0
---3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 30.0 – 1500.0 25.4 – 1500.0
Media length
8.0 – 1498.0 23.4 – 1498.0 3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 25.0 – 1498.0 25.0 – 1498.0(*1)
Width including backing paper (See NOTE 5.) 30.0 – 112.0 50.0 – 112.0
30.0 – 112.0
Label width (See NOTE 5.)
27.0 – 109.0 47.0 – 109.0
27.0 – 109.0
Gap length
2.0 – 20.0
6.0 – 20.0
Black mark length (Tag paper)
2.0 – 10.0
Effective print width
10.0 – 104.0±0.2
Label
6.0 – 1496.0 21.4 – 1496.0 3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 23.0 - 1496.0 23.0 – 1496.0
Effective print length
Tag
8.0 – 1498.0
---3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 28.0 – 1498.0 23.0 – 1498.0
Print speed up/slow down area
1.0
Label
0.13 – 0.17
Thickness
Tag
0.15 – 0.29
Max. effective length for on the fly issue
1361.0
Maximum outer roll diameter
Ø200 (See NOTE 9.)
Roll direction
Inside
Inner core diameter
Ø76.2±0.3
Item
Batch mode
Strip mode
NOTES:
1. To ensure print quality and print head life use only TOSHIBA TEC specified media.
2. The media length specifications for use of the cutter are:
*1: When issuing a label using the swing cutter, label length should be 35.0 mm – (Gap length/2).
*2: The rotary cutter does not support the print speed of 10”/sec.
3. When marking black marks on the label rolls, they should be marked at the gaps.
4. “On the fly issue” means that the printer can feed and print without stopping between labels.
5. There are restrictions in use of the media which is narrower than 50 mm. For details, refer to TOSHIBA
TEC Head Quarters.
6. When perforating the media, it should be done from the print side to the reverse side.
7. The reflectance of the black mark should be 10% or less when the wavelength is 950nm.
8. The label length should be at least three times as long as the gap.
9. When taking up the printed media onto the take-up spool in batch mode, the outer roll diameter must
not exceed 180mm.
10. When cutting the thermal label, secure a gap of 6 mm or more, and cut in the middle of the gap.
11. For the backing paper Glassine paper 7K white or equivalent should be used. Also, the light
transmission rate of the backing paper should be 22% or above.
12. Ink used for pre-printing the media should not contain hard substances such as carbonic calcium
(CaCO3) and Kaolin (Al2O3, 2SiO2, 2H2O).
13. Thermal paper used for the direct thermal printing must not have the specifications which exceed Ca2+,
K +, Na+ 800 ppm, K + 250 ppm, and Cl – 500 ppm.
14. Avoid using media containing SiO2 or talc which wears the print head protection layer.
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2. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
EO10-33013
2.1 MEDIA
1) Label
< Design >
2.0mm~20.0mm
76.2+0.3mm
10.0
– 1500.0 mm
Min. 15.0mm
Backing
Paper
Max.
200.0mm
(Reference Value)
76.2 mm
Label
1.5mm
1.5mm
27.0
– 109.0 mm
97~239mm
30.0 – 112.0 mm
100.0~242.0mm
Backing Paper
2) Tag paper
Label
Black mark or Square holes
(Round
holes are not acceptable.)
Black Mark
76.2 mm
2.0 ~ 10.0 mm
10.0 ~ 1500.0 mm
Min.12 mm
Print Side
30.0 ~ 112.0 mm
Label
NOTE: The reflection rate of the black mark is 10% or less at wavelength of 950nm. A square hole can
substitute for the black mark. When the square hole is used, no printing is allowed on the black
side.
< Non Print Area >
1.0 mm
2 mm
Cut Position
Printing Area
Printing Area
1.0 mm
2 mm
1.5 mm
1.5 mm
Black Mark
1.5 mm
1.5 mm
NOTE: Max effective print area is 104.0 mm (W) x 1498.0 mm (L).
3) Relationship between the head effective print width and paper.
Outside the print range
Outside the print range
Head effective print width
4.0
mm
104.0 mm
0.2 mm
112.0 mm
(Maximum paper width)
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4.0
mm
2. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
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2.2 RIBBON
2.2 RIBBON
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Item
Specification
Shape
Width
Max. length
Max. OD
Back treatment
Core
Material
Shape
Leader tape
End tape
Winding method
Spool type
41 ~ 112 mm
600 m
ø 90 mm
Coated
Cardboard
See the following figures.
Polyester film (Opaque), 300 ± 5 mm long
Polyester film (Opaque), 250 ± 5 mm long
The ink side faces outside of ribbon winding
NOTES: 1. To ensure print quality and print head life use only TOSHIBA TEC specified ribbons.
2. To avoid ribbon wrinkles use a ribbon which is wider than the media by 5 mm or more.
However, too much difference in width between the two may cause wrinkles.
3. You can use a ribbon that is narrower than the media by 5 mm or more, however, this makes
the print area narrower.
4. When using a 112 mm wide media, be sure to use a 108 mm wide ribbon. Use of other
ribbons may cause ribbon wrinkles.
Ribbon width
Proper media width
41 mm
30 to 36 mm
50 mm
36 to 45 mm
68 mm
45 to 63mm
84 mm
63 to 79 mm
25.7
112 mm
71 to 112mm
0.2 mm
41 ~ 112 mm
NOTE: When purchasing ribbon locally, they must meet the above size. There may be TOSHIBA TECapproved ribbons which do not fall within the above size, however, they have no functional problem.
This inked surface
faces the outside
This ribbon should be wound at center of the core.
Ink ribbon
Leader tape
End tape
(Non transmissive)
Adhesive tape
Adhesive tape
Core
Adhesive tape
Ink outside
Core
Treated back side
Base
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2. SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
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2.3 CARE AND HANDLING OF THE MEDIA AND RIBBON
2.3 CARE AND HANDLING OF THE MEDIA AND RIBBON
CAUTION!
Be sure to read carefully and understand the Supply Manual. Use only media and ribbon which
meet specified requirements. Use of non-specified media and ribbon may shorten the head life and
result in problems with bar code readability or print quality. All media and ribbon should be handled
with care to avoid any damage to the media, ribbon or printer. Read the following guideline
carefully.
• Do not store the media and ribbon for longer than the manufactures 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.
For further information please contact your local distributor or your media and ribbon manufacturer.
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3. OPTIONAL KIT
EO10-33013
3.1 CUTTER MODULE: B-4205-QM (Swing Cutter), B-8204-QM (Rotary Cutter)
3. OPTIONAL KIT
Option Name
Swing cutter
module
Rotary cutter
module
Strip module
Ribbon saving
module
Type
B-4205-QM
Use
This cutter module uses a swing or rotary cutter. It cuts
backing paper of labels and tag paper automatically in “Stop
and cut” mode.
B-8204-QM
B-9904-H-QM
B-9904-R-QM
PCMCIA interface B-9700-PCM-QM
board
This strip module strips the label from the backing paper
with the take-up block and strip block. When the rewinder
guide plate is attached, the tag paper and label with backing
paper are wound.
The ribbon saving module moves the print head up and
down by using a solenoid to save the ribbon loss as far as
possible.
This board enables use of the following PCMCIA cards.
LAN card:
3 COM EtherLink III (recommended)
ATA card:
Conforming to PC card ATA standard
Flash memory card: 1MB and 4MB card
Installing this board allows connection to external devices.
Expansion I/O
B-7704-IO-QM
interface board
Built-in LAN
B-9700-LAN-QM
This board enables the printer to be used in a LAN network.
interface board
USB interface
B-9700-USB-QM Installing this board enables a connection with a PC which
board
has a USB interface.
NOTE: To purchase the optional kits, please contact the TOSHIBA TEC Head Quarters.
3.1 CUTTER MODULE: B-4205-QM (Swing Cutter), B-8204-QM (Rotary
Cutter)
This compact cutter module uses a built-in swing/rotary cutter. The specification is provided below:
Cutter Type
Cut method
Media width
Media length
B-4205-QM
Stop and cut
Media thickness
Tag
Label
Tag
Label
Cutter life
Home position detection
Swing: 32.8 mm
Rotary: 77.1 mm
B-8204-QM
Rotary cutter
30 mm to 112.0 mm
25.4 mm to 1500 mm
3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 30.0 mm to 1500 mm
38.0 mm to 1500 mm
3”/sec., 6”/sec.: 38.0 mm to 1500 mm
0.15 to 0.29 mm
0.13 to 0.17 mm
300000 cuts (0.274-mm thick tag paper)
1000000 cuts (0.160-mm thick tag paper)
Micro switch
Photo coupler
Print Head
Pinch Roller
Feed Roller
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3. OPTIONAL KIT
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3.2 STRIP MODULE: B-9904-H-QM
3.2 STRIP MODULE: B-9904-H-QM
This strip module consists of the take-up block and the strip block. Installing the strip module enables
the printer to not only remove labels from the backing paper, but wind the tag paper or label with
backing paper onto the take-up spool by using the rewinder guide plate. The rewind full sensor is
provided to detect the overflow if the wound tag paper or label exceeds the specified amount is
provide.
3.3 RIBBON SAVING MODULE: B-9904-R-QM
By moving the print head up and down with a solenoid, the ribbon saving module saves loss of the
ribbon as far as possible. It is small enough to be put into the print block.
3.4 PCMCIA INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-PCM-QM
The PCMCIA Interface board allows use of the following ATA card, LAN card, or flash memory card
when connected to the CPU PC board.
• Number of slots: Type II slot - 2 slots
Type
ATA Card
Maker
San Disk,
Hitachi
Description
A card conforming to the PC card
ATA standard
LAN Card
3 COM
3CCE589ET Series
Flash Memory
Card (4 MB)
Flash Memory
Card (1 MB)
Maxell
Maxell
Centennial
Technologies INC.
INTEL
Simple TECNOLOGY
Mitsubishi
PC Card KING MAX
Centennial
Technologies Inc.
PC Card
Mitsubishi
Maxell
Mitsubishi
Remarks
---------Install into the slot (2) only.
(This card installed into the
slot (1) will not work.)
EF-4M-TB CC
EF-4M-TB DC
Read/Write
FL04M-15-11119-03
IMC004FLSA
STI-FL/4A
MF84M1-G7DAT01
FJN-004M6C
FL04M-20-11138-67
Read (See NOTE.)
FJP-004M6R
MF84M1-GMCAV01
EF-1M-TB AA
MF81M1-GBDAT01
NOTE: Reading a read-only-type flash memory is possible if it has been used on the TOSHIBA TEC
printer, such as B-472 and B-572.
3.5
EXPANSION I/O INTERFACE BOARD: B-7704-IO-QM
This interface board is used to connect the printer to external devices, such as a labeler. The
input/output signals from the connected external devices can control label feeding or printing and
indicate the print status.
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3. OPTIONAL KIT
EO10-33013
3.6 BUILT-IN LAN INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-LAN-QM
3.6 BUILT-IN LAN INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-LAN-QM
This board enables the printer to connect to the host by means of Local Area Network.
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•
•
•
Supporting 10/100M bps
Internal 32 bit wide data pass (for the packet buffer memory)
Conforming to IEEE 802.3/802.3u, 100 Base-Tx/10Base-T physical layer
Auto negotiation: 10/100M bps, Full/Half Duplex
3.7 USB INTERFACE BOARD: B-9700-USB-QM
Installing this board enables a connection to a PC which has a USB interface.
• Conforming to USB 1.1
• Supporting Full-speed (12M bps) transmission
• Supporting the two types of data transmission types, Control transmission and Bulk transmission.
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