STp.1125
User’s Guide
STp.1125
User’s Guide
Source Technologies, LLC
2910 Whitehall Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 1.800.922.8501
Fax: 704.969.7595
www.sourcetech.com
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Revision: A
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Agency Compliance
This product complies to the following:
CFR 47 Part 15, Class A Digital Device
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.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Industry Canada ICS003 class A requirements.
UL 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment Including
Electrical Business Equipment
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1 Safety of Information Technology
Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment
European Council Directive 2004/108/EC “EMC Directive”
EN55022, Emissions, Class A
EN55024, Immunity
EN61000-3-2, Harmonics
EN61000-3-3, Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
European Council Directive 206/95/EC “Low Voltage Directive”
EN60950-1
IEC 60950-1 (CB Scheme)
IEC 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products (applies to barcode reader
option)
EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (2006-10) - Electromagnetic Compatibility and
Radio Spectrum Matters (applies to 802.11b/g wireless module
option)
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customers buy new thermal printer equipment from Source
Technologies they are entitled to send the new equipment back for
recycling when this ultimately becomes waste.
Instructions to both EU customers and recyclers/treatment
facilities wishing to obtain disassembly information are provided by
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Hazardous Substances in Electronics and Electric Equipment
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RoHS Compliant
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Safety
Warnings and Cautions ........................................................................................ 1
General Safety Information ................................................................................... 1
2. Overview
About the Printer ................................................................................................... 3
Standard Features ................................................................................................ 6
Options ................................................................................................................. 7
Unpacking the Printer ........................................................................................... 8
Checking the Contents ......................................................................................... 8
Specifications ....................................................................................................... 8
3. Connections and Setup
Connections ........................................................................................................ 11
Media Loading .................................................................................................... 11
Media Hanger - Self-Centering ........................................................................... 12
Media Hanger - Cantilever .................................................................................. 19
Media Hub .......................................................................................................... 27
Optional Rewinder .............................................................................................. 33
Top-of-Form Sensor ........................................................................................... 34
Installing Ribbon ................................................................................................. 39
Configuring Media and Ribbon Settings ............................................................. 44
Removing Ribbon Wrinkle .................................................................................. 47
Installing Cutter and Tray ................................................................................... 50
Print Driver Installation ....................................................................................... 53
Printer Properties ................................................................................................ 79
Printing Preferences ........................................................................................... 81
4. Menu System
Menu Overview ................................................................................................... 85
Layout of the Display .......................................................................................... 85
Home Screen ...................................................................................................... 86
Information Button ............................................................................................. 87
Feed Button ........................................................................................................ 91
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Menu .................................................................................................................. 91
5. Cleaning and Maintenance
Overview ........................................................................................................... 121
Intervals ............................................................................................................ 121
Supplies ............................................................................................................ 121
Cleaning the Automatic Loading Sensor .......................................................... 122
Cleaning the Top-of-Form Sensor .................................................................... 122
Cleaning the Label Low Sensor ........................................................................ 122
Cleaning the Printhead ..................................................................................... 122
Cleaning the Cutter ........................................................................................... 123
6. Troubleshooting
Errors ................................................................................................................ 125
Warnings .......................................................................................................... 126
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 126
Troubleshooting Print Quality ........................................................................... 129
7. Terms and Definitions
Processing State .............................................................................................. 131
Printer State ...................................................................................................... 131
Media Setup ..................................................................................................... 131
Basic ................................................................................................................. 131
Advanced .......................................................................................................... 132
Tools ................................................................................................................. 136
Test ................................................................................................................... 137
8. Appendix A
Symbol Sets ..................................................................................................... 139
Fonts ................................................................................................................. 140
Barcodes .......................................................................................................... 142
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Safety
Warnings and Cautions
The following Warnings and Cautions are used throughout this manual:
Warning: Warnings alert you to possible safety risks.
Caution: Cautions alert you to the potential for equipment damage.
General Safety Information
Caution: This product is intended for indoor use only.
All service procedures should be done by properly trained and qualified service personnel.
Any on-site assembly required during the installation process must be performed by properly trained and
qualified service personnel.
The product must be connected to a properly grounded and appropriately rated AC receptacle using the
supplied cord set.
Caution: This product contains sensitive electronic components that could be damaged
if exposed to excessive force.
Caution: Use only factory-approved consumables and cleaning kits. Use of any nonapproved supplies could damage the product and void the warranty.
Caution: Do not connect the wireless antenna connection to any outside plant
connection.
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This product must be connected to a properly grounded and appropriately rated AC
receptacle.
Figure: 1 - 1 Caution - Hot
The printhead heats during printing. Do not touch.
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Overview
About the Printer
Product Tour
The following illustrations show some of the features and available options for the printer.
Figure: 2 - 1 Front View
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1. Touchscreen Control Panel
2. Power LED
3. Error LED
4. Cutter (Optional)
5. Cutter Tray (Optional)
6. USB Host Interface (Optional)
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Figure: 2 - 2 Rear View
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1. Wireless Antenna (Optional)
6. USB Port
2. Reset Switch
7. Power Switch
3. GPIO Port (Optional)
8. Fanfold Media Slot
4. Serial Port (Optional)
9. Rear Compartment Vent
5. Ethernet/Network Port
10. AC Power Inlet
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Figure: 2 - 3 Media Area
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1. Power Ribbon Transport Assembly (Optional)
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8. Rear Fanfold Media Access Slot
9. Platen Carriage Assembly
2. Ribbon
3. Media
10. Media Width Guide Adjustment
Knob
4. Media Hanger
11. Bouncer
5. Printhead Carriage Assembly
12. Lower Fanfold Media Access
Slot
6. Printhead Latch
13. Power Media Rewinder
Assembly (Optional)
7. Printhead Latch Lever
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Standard Features
The thermal printer has the following standard features:
Table 1: Standard Features
Features
Descriptions
Max Print Speed
10 IPS / 254 mmps
Resolution
300 dpi / 11.8 dpmm
Memory
32MB Flash (8MB User Space) / 64MB DDR2 SDRAM
Printer Type
Media Supply
Double-sided Top-of-Form
Sensor
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Direct Thermal
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Thermal Transfer (Optional)
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Fan fold
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Roll-fed
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Die-cut
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Continuous Labels: perforated or continuous tag/ticket stock (8”
[203mm] roll max diameter on 1.0”, 1.5” or 3” [25mm, 38mm or
76mm] core).
Adjustable position for center-biased stock:
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Label Gap
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Notch
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Reflective black mark on the bottom or the top of the form
Tear Bar
Removable bar for tearing off gapped or continuous media.
Media Back Feed
Capable of backing up at least 1.0”.
Control panel
LED backlit color QVGA LCD with touchscreen.
Reset Button
Inset on the rear of the unit for recovery or the resetting of the screen
calibration.
LEDs
Two LEDs on the front panel for Power and Error.
Power Switch
Positioned on the rear of the unit.
Chassis / Media Cover
Diecast construction with a clear side window.
Bar Codes
See Appendix A
Fonts
See Appendix A
Downloadable Font Types
Graphics
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True-Type Scalable
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Intellifont Scalable
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PCL Bitmap
Full support of PCL5e and GL/2 graphics capability.
(Support for various host-based file fomats [PCX, BMP] are not part of
the PCL5e standard but are supported and converted by standard
applications)
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Features
Industry Standard Printer
Language
Descriptions
HP PJL, HP PCL5e, HP GL/2 and HP XL, printer languages with autolanguage select and extensions for barcode capabilities. Bi-directional
communications capability is also supported.
Interfaces
Real Time Clock
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USB 2.0 Device
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LAN 10/100
User replaceable battery
Printer Driver Supported
Operating Systems
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Windows XP
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Windows Vista
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Windows 7
Operating Temperature
32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Supported Languages in the
Display
Front panel languages are configurable via translation files which may
be loaded on the printer. Check with your distributor for the most recent
list of available translations.
Options
The following options are available:
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Thermal Transfer (Ribbon)
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Internal Power Rewind with Batch Rewind
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Media Present Sensor
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Peel and Present
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Media Cutter
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Media Cutter Tray
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Applicator Port (General Purpose I/O) and Serial Port (RS-232C)
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Wireless Module
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USB Host Port
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Audio Indicator
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Cantilever Media Hanger
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Media Hub with 1.0”,1.5” or 3” Media Hub Adaptors
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Non-US Power Cords
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Unpacking the Printer
Upon receiving the printer, verify the box is undamaged. Carefully unpack the printer
from its packaging and visually check for any physical damage that may have occured
during shipment.
Checking the Contents
The contents may vary depending on your configuration. It is recommended that all
packaging materials be saved if the printer is to be shipped again. If the packaging
material is discarded, new packaging material may be available from your reseller.
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Printer
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Power Cord
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Driver CD
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Product documentation not included on the CD
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Accessories/Options
Additional items that may be required include the following:
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All Applicable Communication Cables
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Media
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Ribbon
Specifications
Print Characteristics
Table 2: Print Characteristics
Variable
Specifications
Print Resolution
300 dpi (11.8 dpmm)
Max Print Width
4.27” (108.5 mm)
Max Print Speed
10 IPS (254 mmps)
Max Feed Speed
10 IPS (254 mmps)
Max Back-up Speed
5 IPS (127 mmps)
Media Width Range*
1” - 4.65” (25.44 mm - 118.1
mm)
Media Thickness Range*
.003” - .010” (.076 mm - .254
mm)
Ribbon Width Range**
1” - 4.65” (25.44 mm - 118.1
mm)
Print Length
.2” - 99” (5.08 mm - 2475.6
mm)
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*Media wound out.
**Coated side in or out.
Dimensions and Weight
Table 3: Dimensions and Specifications
Height
Width
11.9 in (30.3 cm)
Depth
10.8 in (27.4 cm)
18.7 in (47.5 cm)
Weight
41 lbs. (19 kg)
Environmental
Table 4: Temperatures
Temperature
Humidity
Operating
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
<=20% to 80%
Storage
-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
<=35%
Print Driver Requirements
Table 5: Print Driver Minimum System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements
Processor / Speed
500 MHz processor
RAM
512MB
Hard Drive Space
6MB
Supported Operating Systems
Windows XP - x86 & x64
Windows Vista - x86 & x64
Windows 7 - x86 & x64
Configuration Utility
Table 6: Configuration Utility Minimum System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements
Processor / Speed
500 MHz processor
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Minimum System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
Windows XP - x86 & x64
Windows Vista - x86 & x64
Windows 7 - x86 & x64
Windows 2003 Server - x86 & x64
Windows 2008 Server - x86 & x64
Windows 2003 Server R2 - x86 & x64
RAM
256MB
Hard Drive Space
5MB
Minimum Screen Resolution
800 x 600
.NET Framework
2.0
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Connections and Setup
Connections
Power
To connect the printer to a viable power source, please follow the steps below.
Caution: Ensure the printer power switch is off before connecting the AC power and
data/network connectivity cables to the printer.
Caution: Adhere to all environmental requirements when installing and using the printer.
Use of the product in an unsuitable environment may affect print quality and the
durability of the printer and may void the manufacturer’s warranty.
1. Place the printer on a suitable level surface capable of securely supporting 50lbs.
2. Connect the AC power cord to the AC power inlet on the back of the printer.
3. Connect the AC power cord to AC utility power.
Data
Printer data connectivity can be accomplished by the following standard or optional
interfaces:
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USB
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Ethernet/Network
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Serial (Optional)
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GPIO (Optional)
Connect the appropriate interface cables for your network configuration.
Media Loading
The printer is designed to print with the media being center-biased. There are three
different media mounts available including two media hangers and one media hub.
The standard cantilever mount requires the manual center-alignment of the media.The
optional media hanger synchronizes the adjustment to facilitate the centering of the
media. The optional media hub is designed to center-bias the media as well.
Please consult your reseller to obtain the appropriate media.
Note: The printer should be connected to AC power and running during media loading.
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Media Hanger - Self-Centering
Figure: 3 - 1 Self-Centering Media Hanger
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1. Inside media adjustment lever
2. Paper Low Sensor (Optional)
3. Self-centering media hanger
4. Outside media adjustment lever
5. Media adjuster knob
Media core size:
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3” (76.199mm)
Media roll diameter:
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Maximum -- 8”
Media Roll Width:
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Maximum -- 4.65”
Media thickness:
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.003” to .01”
Media dimensions:
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Minimum specifications - .5” H x 1” W
Note: Ensure there is no tape or adhesive residue on the media roll.
Installing Media for the First Time
1. Open the media cover.
2. Unlock the printhead mechanism by turning the printhead latch lever clockwise
about 190°.
Note: Do not unlatch the printhead mechanism.
Figure: 3 - 2 Unlock the Printhead Mechanism
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3. Center the media adjuster knob and pull it to widen the gap between the two media
adjustment levers.
Figure: 3 - 3 Self-Centering Media Hanger from Top
4. Rotate the outside media adjustment lever downward.
Figure: 3 - 4 Outside Media Adjustment Lever
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5. Gently route the media core over the outside media adjustment lever onto the
media hanger.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the outside media adjustment lever.
Figure: 3 - 5 Media Installation
6. Rotate the outside media adjustment lever upward.
Figure: 3 - 6 Outside Media Adjustment Lever
7. Slide the media adjuster knob inward to center the media roll on the media hanger.
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Note: Ensure the media roll turns freely. There should be .8mm to 1.5mm clearance
between the media adjustment levers and the media roll.
8. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob counter clockwise to widen the guides
until they are set slightly wider than the width of the media.
Figure: 3 - 7 Media Guide Adjustment Knob
9. Route the media under the bouncer and into the media guides.
Figure: 3 - 8 Media Guides
Media Guides
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10. Press the pinch roller knob and slide the media .25 inches beyond the pinch roller.
Figure: 3 - 9 Pinch Roller
Pinch Roller Knob
Pinch Roller
11. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob clockwise to tighten the guides.
Note: Ensure the guides are neither too tight nor too loose on the media or print quality
will be affected.
Figure: 3 - 10 Tighten Media Guide Adjustment Knob
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12. Rotate the latch lever counter-clockwise until the printhead mechanism is locked.
Figure: 3 - 11 Lock the Printhead Mechanism
Note: If the media has been installed properly and read by the autoloading sensor, it
should automatically feed under the printhead once the printhead carriage assembly has
been latched and locked. If the media does not automatically load, unlatch the printhead
assembly and manually feed the media under the printhead. Upon locking the printhead,
it would be beneficial to both feed the media by selecting the Feed button on the main
menu to properly set the next label and perform a Paper Calibration.
13. Set the Top-of-Form sensor
Note: Refer to the section called “Setting the Top-of-Form Sensor”.
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Media Hanger - Cantilever
Figure: 3 - 12 Cantilever Media Hanger
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1. Inside media adjustment lever
2. Cantilever media hanger
3. Outside media adjustment lever
Media Specifications
Media core size:
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3” (76.199mm)
Media roll diameter:
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Maximum -- 8”
Media Roll Width:
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Maximum -- 4.65”
Media thickness:
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.003” to .01”
Media dimensions:
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Minimum specifications - .5” H x 1” W
Note: Ensure there is no tape or adhesive residue on the media roll.
Installing Media for the First Time
1. Open the media cover.
2. Unlock the printhead mechanism by turning the printhead latch lever clockwise
about 190°.
Note: Do not unlatch the printhead mechanism.
Figure: 3 - 13 Unlock the Printhead Mechanism
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3. Rotate the inside media adjustment lever and position the bottom of the lever to the
appropriate width so the media is centered with the printer carriage assembly.
Figure: 3 - 14 Cantilever Media Adjustment
4. Rotate the inside media adjustment lever upward to lock its position.
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5. Rotate the outside media adjustment lever outward.
Figure: 3 - 15 Cantilever Media Adjustment
6. Gently route the media core over the outside media adjustment lever onto the
media hanger.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the outside media adjustment lever.
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7. Slide the outside media adjustment lever inward towards the media core and rotate
the lever upwards to lock in place.
Figure: 3 - 16 Cantilever Media Adjustment
Note: Ensure the media roll turns freely. There should be .8mm to 1.5mm clearance
between the media adjustment levers and the media roll.
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8. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob counter-clockwise to widen the guides
until they are set slightly wider than the width of the media.
Figure: 3 - 17 Media Guide Adjustment Knob
9. Route the media under the bouncer and into the media guides.
Figure: 3 - 18 Cantilever Media Adjustment
Media Guides
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10. Press the pinch roller knob and slide the media .25 inches beyond the pinch roller.
Figure: 3 - 19 Pinch Roller
Pinch Roller Knob
Pinch Roller
11. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob clockwise to tighten the guides.
Note: Ensure the guides are neither too tight nor too loose on the media or print quality
will be affected.
Figure: 3 - 20 Tighten Media Guide Adjustment Knob
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12. Rotate the latch lever counter-clockwise until the printhead mechanism is locked.
Figure: 3 - 21 Lock the Printhead Mechanism
Note: If the media has been installed properly and read by the autoloading sensor, it
should automatically feed under the printhead once the printhead carriage assembly has
been latched and locked. If the media does not automatically load, unlatch the printhead
carriage and manually feed the media under the printhead. Upon locking the printhead, it
would be beneficial to feed the media by selecting the Feed button on the main menu to
properly set the next label.
13. Set the Top-of-Form sensor.
Note: Refer to the section called “Setting the Top-of-Form Sensor”.
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Media Hub
Figure: 3 - 22 Media Hub Layout from Top
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1. Media hub adjustment channels
2. Media hub adjustment lever
3. Hub adjustment slots
4. Media hub
5. Core holders
Media Specifications
Media core size:
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3” (76.199 mm) standard
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1” (25.4 mm) optional
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1.5” (38.099 mm) optional
Media roll diameter:
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Maximum - 8”
Media roll width:
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Maximum - 4.65”
Media thickness:
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.003” to .01”
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Media dimensions:
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Minimum specifications - .5” H x 1” W
Note: Ensure there is no tape or adhesive residue on the media roll.
Installing Media for First Time
1. Open the media cover.
2. Unlock the printhead mechanism by turning the printhead latch lever clockwise
about 190°.
Note: Do not unlatch the printhead mechanism.
Figure: 3 - 23 Unlock the Printhead Mechanism
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3. Press the media hub adjustment lever and pull the media hanger outward using the
handle.
Figure: 3 - 24 Media installation
Media Hub
Adjustment
Lever
Hub
Handle
4. Hold the media hub adjustment lever and place the media core on the core holders.
5. Slide the media hub inward using the handle and release the hub adjustment lever
once the media is supported.
Figure: 3 - 25 Media Installation
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6. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob counter-clockwise to widen the guides
until they are set slightly wider than the width of the media.
Figure: 3 - 26 Media Guide Adjustment Knob
7. Route the media under the bouncer and into the media guides.
Figure: 3 - 27 Media Guide
Bouncer
Media
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8. Press the pinch roller knob and slide the media .25 inches beyond the pinch roller.
Figure: 3 - 28 Pinch Roller View from Top
Pinch Roller Knob
Pinch Roller
9. While pressing the pinch roller knob, rotate the media guide adjustment wheel until
the media guide touches the media on both sides.
Caution: Ensure the media guides are neither too tight nor too loose or print quality will
be affected and feed issues may develop.
10. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob clockwise to tighten the guides.
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Note: Ensure the guides are neither too tight nor too loose on the media or print quality
will be affected.
Figure: 3 - 29 Tighten Media Guide Adjustment Knob
11. Rotate the latch lever counter-clockwise until the printhead mechanism is locked.
Figure: 3 - 30 Lock the Printhead Mechanism
Note: If the media has been installed properly and read by the autoloading sensor, it
should automatically feed under the printhead once the printhead carriage assembly has
been latched and locked. If the media does not automatically load, unlatch the printhead
carriage and manually feed the media under the printhead. Upon locking the printhead, it
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would be beneficial to feed the media by selecting the Feed button on the main menu to
properly set the next label.
12. Set the Top-of-Form sensor.
Note: Refer to the section called “Setting the Top-of-Form Sensor”.
Optional Rewinder
The rewinder is designed to rewind in either direction but the direction must be set
through the menu.
Note: Either the peel plate or the rewinder plate must be installed.
Installation of Media
1. Route the media through the platen carriage assembly.
Note: Follow the instructions for the installed media hanger.
2. Route the media under the platen carriage and around the rewinder shaft.
3. Remove the metal clasp and wind the media around the rewinder shaft in the
desired direction.
Figure: 3 - 31 Rewinder
Clockwise
Metal Clasp
Counter Clockwise
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4. Insert the edge of the media into one of the two grooves on the rewinder shaft.
Note: For thicker labels, remove the label from the backing and insert the backing into
the groove.
Figure: 3 - 32 Media Rewinder
5. Reinstall the metal clasp into the grooves.
Perform the following steps to set the rewinder direction:
1. Select Menu > Basic > Printer Mode.
2. Select one of the three options.
Note: Upon exiting the utility, a prompt will ask the user to accept the changes or reject
them.
Top-of-Form Sensor
This printer is designed to use several types of media. The top-of-form sensor can read
media characteristics from the center to the left inside edge (viewing from the front of the
printer). Setting the top-of-form sensor to read specific media characteristics is done in
the control panel.
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Media Types Supported
There are five paper types that are supported. These include gap, mark on top, mark on
bottom, notch and continuous.
The following are illustrations of the types of supported media but not every supported
media is illustrated. Please contact your reseller for assistance in selecting the
appropriate media for the printer.
Figure: 3 - 33 Gap Example
Figure: 3 - 34 Notch Example
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Figure: 3 - 35 Mark on Top Example
Figure: 3 - 36 Mark on Bottom Example
Figure: 3 - 37 None
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Setting the Top of Form Sensor
The top of form sensor enables the printer to determine where the print should begin and
end. Once the appropriate media has been loaded, the media type can be entered
manually into the control panel.
1. Select Menu > Basic > Media from the control panel.
2. Select Select Type.
3. Select the paper and ribbon type.
4. Select Paper Sensor Type.
5. Select the paper sensor side, either inside or outside, that correlates with the type of
media being used.
Note: For example, media types with marks in the middle of the media, select Outside.
Note: The LED of the selected sensor will illuminate.
6. Unlock and release the printhead carriage assembly allowing it to open.
7. Using the adjustment lever, slide the top-of-form sensor so the appropriate LED-lit
sensor pod is centered over the mark, notch or gap that was selected.
Figure: 3 - 38 Example of Top-of-Form Sensor Adjustment on “Mark on Top” media
Top-of-Form
Adjustment
Lever
Outside Sensor Pod
Inside Sensor Pod
Mark
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Note: For illustration purposes, the image of the printhead carriage assembly was
removed in the image above. The LED sensor pods can be viewed from the front of the
printer, under the printhead carriage assembly. The active sensor pod is lit by an LED.
Note: If the wrong pod is active for your media type, check your settings.
8. Close and lock the printhead carriage assembly.
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Installing Ribbon
For thermal transfer printing, ribbon must be installed. The ribbon should be slightly
wider than the print media being used to ensure proper coverage.
1. Open the media cover.
2. Rotate the printhead latch lever clockwise to unlock and raise the printhead
carriage assembly.
Figure: 3 - 39 Printhead Latch Lever
3. Slide the ribbon core over the ribbon supply hub until the core is centered on the
hub.
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Note: Only use ribbon with a 1” diameter core.
Figure: 3 - 40 Install Ribbon
Ribbon Supply Hub
4. Route the ribbon between the ribbon cam roller and the green top-of-form
adjustment lever.
Note: The printer supports both inside ink and outside ink. Ensure the ink side faces the
media.
Note: See the Menu section for information on setting the printer to run inside or outside
ink.
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Caution: Do not route the ribbon under the green top-of-form sensor.
Figure: 3 - 41 Route Ribbon (Inside ink ribbon is shown)
Cam Roller
Top-of-Form
Sensor Adjustment
Lever
Inside Ink Shown
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5. Route the ribbon under the printhead, over the ribbon shield and clockwise around
the ribbon rewinder hub.
Figure: 3 - 42 Route to Ribbon Rewinder Hub
Note: Roll the ribbon around the ribbon rewinder hub at least five (5) times to ensure it
will stay in position.
6. Ensure the thermal transfer option is selected through the control panel.
7. Set the thermal transfer option to coated in (inside ink) or coated out (outside ink)
depending on the ribbon type.
Note: See the menu section for more information about the printer settings.
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8. Rotate the printhead carriage assembly counter-clockwise until it latches.
Figure: 3 - 43 Latch the Printhead Carriage Assembly
9. Rotate the printhead latch lever counter-clockwise to lock the printhead carriage.
Note: Ensure the printhead latch lever has locked the printhead mechanism before
printing or the printer will enter a no-print condition.
Note: When removing the ribbon from the ribbon rewinder hub, grasp the center of the
ribbon, squeeze tightly and pull outward away from the rewinder hub. The rewinder hub
will collapse slightly allowing the used ribbon to slide off.
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Configuring Media and Ribbon Settings
Once the media and ribbon have been loaded, the print parameters should be set to
match the type of media and ribbon being used. This will ensure optimal print quality.
Once set, the parameters will not need to be set again unless the media or ribbon types
are changed.
Using Media and Ribbon IDs
Media and ribbons supplied by Source Technologies and other vendors may have a 4digit media ID and ribbon ID assigned. These codes may be entered from the printer
front panel. All relevant print parameters will be automatically configured.
1. Select Menu > Basic > Media > Enter ID.
2. Select the Enter Paper ID field and enter the appropriate 4-digit code.
3. Select the green Accept button to confirm your selection.
4. Select the Enter Ribbon ID field and enter the appropriate 4-digit code.
5. Select the green Accept button to confirm your selection.
6. After selecting the Home button, select the green Accept button to again confirm
your selection or the red Reject button to cancel the changes.
Note: Although using media and ribbon IDs usually produce very good results, minor
adjustments may be required. Refer to the section titled Adjusting Media and Ribbon
Settings.
Selecting Media and Ribbon Types Manually
If media and ribbon IDs are not known, the media and ribbon types may be selected
manually.
1. Select Menu > Basic > Media > Select Type.
2. Using the up and down arrows, select your paper type.
Note: If the paper type is not known, either select Coated Direct Thermal for direct
thermal printing or select Coated Thermal Transfer for printing with a ribbon.
3. Tab to the Ribbon screen.
4. Using the up and down arrow, select your ribbon type.
Note: If the ribbon type is not known, select Wax to start. This selection can always be
changed if required.
5. Tab to the Settings screen.
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6. Select the Paper Sensor Type button until your paper type appears. The options
are as follows:
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Gap
•
Mark on Top
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Mark on Bottom
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Notch
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Continuous
Note: For more information, refer to the section Setting the Top-of-Form Sensor.
7. Select the Paper Sensor Side button until the correct option appears. The options
are as follows:
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Outside
•
Inside
Note: For more information, refer to the section Setting the Top-of-Form Sensor.
8. Select the Ribbon Mode button until the correct option appears. The options are as
follows:
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None
•
Coated In
•
Coated Out
Note: For more information, refer to the section Setting the Top-of-Form Sensor.
Note: CSI ribbon (shiny side facing outward) should be installed where the ribbon
unwinds in a counter-clockwise direction. CSO ribbon (dull side facing outward) should
be installed where the ribbon unwinds in a clockwise direction. If these settings do not
match the ribbon type being used, the ribbon supply hub will turn in the wrong direction.
Setting the Media and Ribbon Parameters Manually (Advanced)
There are times when all print parameters must be set manually. This can happen when
a new or specialized media or ribbon are being used. This advanced procedure will use
the Custom Manual utility.
Note: Some values may be grayed-out, meaning they are automatically set by default.
To change these values, select the Auto button next to the value field and then select the
green Accept button to confirm your choice to change to manual mode.
Note: Please see the Menu section for more information.
1. Select Menu > Advanced > Media.
2. Select the Paper Sensor Type field until the correct paper type appears. The
options are as follows:
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Gap
•
Mark on Top
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Mark on Bottom
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Notch
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Continuous
3. Select the Paper Sensor Side field until the correct option appears. The options
are as follows:
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Outside
•
Inside
4. Select the Ribbon Mode field until the correct option appears. The options are as
follows:
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None
•
Coated In
•
Coated Out
5. Tab to the next screen and enter values for Heat and Heat Balance.
6. Tab to the next screen and enter values for Head Pressure and Rewinder
Tension.
7. Tab to the next screen and enter values for Ribbon Tension Front and Ribbon
Tension Rear.
8. Tab to the next screen and enter a value for Ribbon Low Diameter.
9. Select the Home button and select the green Accept button to confirm the settings.
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Removing Ribbon Wrinkle
1. Center the supply ribbon core so the ribbon overlaps the media equally on both
sides.
2. Verify there are no folds or creases in the ribbon.
3. Adjust the front ribbon shield to the middle position of the mounting slot.
Figure: 3 - 44 Ribbon Shield
Front Ribbon Shield
4. Set the printer to print ten (10) consecutive Quality Labels from the Test menu.
5. Print the labels.
6. Check for ripples drifting left or right in the ribbon between the ribbon supply and the
cam roller.
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Note: If the ripples are vertically straight, advance to step 12 to adjust the ribbon plate.
Figure: 3 - 45 Supply Side Inspection
7. If excessive ripples exist, loosen the 3mm cam roller hex head screw enough to
allow the cam roller to spin.
Figure: 3 - 46 Cam Roller
Cam Roller
Screw
Cam Roller
Adjuster
8. Turn the cam roller adjuster until the ripples are either gone or are vertical.
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Note: The ripples must never drift left or right.
9. Tighten the cam roller screw.
10. Print ten (10) Quality Labels from the test menu.
Note: If wrinkles still appear continue with the adjustment procedure.
11. Loosen the ribbon shield adjustment screws.
12. While printing test labels, slowly adjust the lower shield until the ribbon tension is
constant from left to right and the wrinkles disappear.
Note: Adjust the ribbon shield by adding tension to the side with wrinkling or light print.
Note: Adjustment should eliminate side-to-side wrinkles.
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Installing Cutter and Tray
Warning: To prevent serious injury, never place a finger or object other than media near
the cutter mechanism.
Caution: Never cut paper or media in an area where adhesives exist. Doing so will
damage the cutter and void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Caution: The media cover will not close with both the cutter and present sensor installed
at the same time.
Caution: The printer must be powered off and disconnected from AC utility power prior
to the cutter installation.
The cutter and cutting tray are available options that must be installed after receiving the
printer.
Cutter
Perform the following procedure to install the cutter.
Note: The printer and the cutter tray must be on the same level surface.
1. Remove the lower cover from the printer.
Figure: 3 - 47 Lower Cover
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2. Loosen and remove the media plate thumbscrew and the media plate.
Figure: 3 - 48 Remove Media Plate
Note: Retain the thumbscrew for cutter installation.
3. Align the cutter with the power/data connector and install the thumbscrew to secure
it to the platen carriage assembly.
Figure: 3 - 49 Cutter Installation
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4. Rotate the cutter until it magnetically locks into place.
5. Activate the cutter option in the Options menu by selecting Menu > Advanced >
Printer > Options > Cutter.
Note: Feed a label through the printer and observe the cut distance to ensure it cuts on
the gap. If it cuts on the label, adjust your Cut Distance Adjust settings in the
Adjustments menu.
Note: A negative value moves the cut line toward the current label being printed. A
positive value moves the cut line toward the next label to be printed.
Cutter Tray
The cutter tray collects labels and media after they have been cut. The tray may be
installed before or after the installation of the cutter.
1. Place the tray mounting hooks into the baseplate slots.
Note: For a clearer illustration, the cutter has been removed from the illustration below.
Figure: 3 - 50 Cutter Tray Installation
Mounting Hooks
Baseplate
Slots
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Print Driver Installation
Overview
This section is intended to instruct the user about the installation of the Performance
Series Print Driver Setup Utility on a Windows® -based computer. The Setup Utility is
installed and used to successfully install the print driver for USB or network-connected
printers.
This installation should be executed only on a computer where no printer driver or print
driver utility has been installed unless otherwise noted.
The installer should note the following:
•
The printer driver files are installed into the Windows print system so when a USB
printer is connected or a network printer is added, the system will automatically
recognize the printer and install the driver for it.
•
The print driver utility is installed as a Windows program on the computer. The utility is a Windows program that can be accessed at any time to add additional Performance Series printers.
Requirements
The Performance Series print driver setup is supported on the following 32-bit or 64-bit
operating systems:
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Windows XP
•
Windows Vista
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Windows 7
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Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Installation Instructions
Downloading the Performance Series Print Driver From the Website
Note: The installation file is also accessible from the product CD that shipped with the
printer.
1. Enter the following URL into the Web browser:
http://www.sourcetech.com/support/drivers-downloads/drivers
2. Select Midrange Thermal Printers.
3. Select STpSeriesPrintDrive Setup (x86 & x64).
Note: The File Download window is displayed.
Figure: 3 - 51 File Download Window
4. Select Save and browse to the appropriate location where the file can be saved.
Note: For future reference, be sure to note the directory where the file has been saved.
5. Select Save from the Save As window.
6. Select Close from the Download Complete window.
Accessing the Performance Series Print Driver from the Product CD
1. Load the product CD in the computer CD/DVD drive.
Note: The main installation screen should be displayed. If not, select Start > My
Computer > Device w/Removable Storage. Then select the drive letter that
corresponds with your CD/DVD drive.
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2. Select Software.
Figure: 3 - 52 Installation Utility - Software
3. Select Windows Print Driver and proceed with the installation instructions.
Figure: 3 - 53 Installation Utility - Windows Print Driver
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Installing the Print Driver for a USB Connected Printer
Caution: If your printer is not connected via USB, do not execute this step. Instead, refer
to the installation instructions for connecting locally or to a network.
Caution: Do not connect a USB cable to the printer at this point.
1. Locate the Performance Series Print Driver setup file from the saved location or
from the product CD launch.
2. Double-click STpSeriesPrintDriverSetup.msi.
Note: This step is not required if continuing from the product CD launch.
3. Select Next from the “Performance Series Print Driver Setup Wizard” window.
Figure: 3 - 54 Performance Series Print Driver Setup Wizard
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4. Select Install Driver Files Only and then select Next.
Figure: 3 - 55 Performance Series Install Files/Add Printer Selection
5. Browse to the appropriate folder location, select the user option and then select
Next.
Figure: 3 - 56 Installation Folder
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6. Select Next.
Figure: 3 - 57 Confirm Installation
Note: The “Installing Source Technologies Performance Series Print Driver” progress
window will display.
Figure: 3 - 58 Print Driver Installation Progress Window
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7. Select Close.
Figure: 3 - 59 Installation Complete
Note: The following window may appear after selecting close. Select Continue
Anyway.
Figure: 3 - 60 Hardware Installation Warning Window
Note: The appearance of this window may be different from the illustration depending on
your operating system.
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Note: The “Copying Files” dialog box will display while the driver files are copied to the
system. When the dialog box closes, the installation is complete.
Figure: 3 - 61 Copying Files Dialog Box
8. Confirm the Performance Series printer is powered on.
9. Connect a USB cable from the computer to the USB port on the Performance
Series printer.
Note: If using Windows XP, continue the installation using the Found New Hardware
Wizard. If using another operating system, your installation is complete.
10. Select No, not this time and then select Next.
Figure: 3 - 62 Found New Hardware Wizard Welcome Window
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11. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended) and then select Next.
Figure: 3 - 63 Found New Hardware - Install the Software
Note: The wizard progress window will display while the printer driver files are located.
Figure: 3 - 64 Found New Hardware Wizard Progress Window
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Note: The following window may appear. Select Continue Anyway.
Figure: 3 - 65 Hardware Installation Window
The following steps are not always seen on all Windows® XP systems.
12. Select OK.
Figure: 3 - 66 Insert Disk Window
13. Browse to C:\Source Technologies LLC\STpSeriesDriver.
Figure: 3 - 67 Files Needed Window
14. Select the appropriate file with one of the following extensions and then select
Open:
•
.ini
•
.dll
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.gpd
Figure: 3 - 68 Locate File Window
15. Select OK.
Figure: 3 - 69 Files Needed Window
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16. Select Finish.
Figure: 3 - 70 Completing the Found New Hardware WIzard Window
The printer has been installed and is available to Windows applications.
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Installing the Print Driver for a Network-Connected Printer
Caution: If your printer in not a network-connected printer, do not execute this step.
Instead, refer to the installation instructions for installing the print driver for a
USB connected printer.”
1. Locate the Performance Series Print Driver Setup file from the saved location or the
product CD launch.
2. Double-click STpSeriesDriverSetup.msi.
Note: This step is not required if continuing from the product CD launch.
3. Select Next from the “Performance Series Print Driver Setup Wizard” window.
Figure: 3 - 71 Performance Series Print Driver Setup Wizard
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4. Select Install Driver Files and Add Printer.
Figure: 3 - 72 Install Files/Add Printer WIndow
5. Select Next.
Figure: 3 - 73 Confirm Installation
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Note: The wizard progress window will display while the printer driver files are located.
Figure: 3 - 74 Print Driver Installation Progress Window
6. Select Close.
Figure: 3 - 75 Installation Complete
Note: The “Welcome to the Add Printer Wizard” will display.
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7. Select Next.
Figure: 3 - 76 Add Printer Wizard Welcome Window
Note: The “Install Printer Software” screen will display with a list of supported
Performance Series printers.
8. Select the Performance Series printer model of the printer being installed and then
select Next.
Figure: 3 - 77 Install Printer Software
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9. Select Finish to complete the installation.
Figure: 3 - 78 Completing the Add Printer WIzard
Note: The “Hardware Installation” window will display although the screen may appear
differently depending on the operating system.
10. Select Continue Anyway.
Figure: 3 - 79 Hardware Installation
Note: The “Copying Files” dialog box will display while the driver files are being copied to
the system. The dialog box will close once the installation is complete.
Figure: 3 - 80 Copying Files
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Note: The screenshot may appear different from the illustration depending on the
operating system being used.
Once the installation is complete, the printer is available to Windows applications.
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Add Printer - USB Connected Printer
Caution: This procedure should only be followed if the Performance Series Print Driver
Utility has already been installed.
1. Confirm that the Performance Series printer is powered on.
2. Connect the USB cable from the computer to the USB port on the Performance
Series printer.
Note: For operating systems other than Windows XP, the print driver installation and the
printer installation are complete.
Perform the following steps only if using the Windows XP operating system.
3. Select No, not this time and then select Next.
Figure: 3 - 81 Found New Hardware Wizard
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4. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended), then select Next.
Figure: 3 - 82 Found New Hardware - Install the Software
Note: The wizard progress window will display while the printer driver files are located.
Figure: 3 - 83 Wizard Progress Window
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Note: The following window may appear. Select Continue Anyway.
Figure: 3 - 84 Hardware Installation Window
The following steps are not always seen on all WIndows XP systems.
5. Select OK.
Figure: 3 - 85 Insert Disk Window
6. Browse to C:\Source Technologies LLC\STpSeriesDriver.
Figure: 3 - 86 Files Needed Window
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7. Select the appropriate file with one of the following extensions and then select
Open:
•
.ini
•
.dll
•
.gpd
Figure: 3 - 87 Locate File Window
8. Select OK.
Figure: 3 - 88 Files Needed Window
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9. Select Finish.
Figure: 3 - 89 Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard Window
The printer has been installed and is available to WIndows applications.
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Add Printer - Network-Connected Printer
Caution: This procedure should only be followed if the Performance Series Print Driver
Utility has already been installed.
1. Select Start > All Programs > Source Technologies LLC > STp Series Printer
Driver > Add Printer.
Note: The “Add Printer Wizard” will display.
Figure: 3 - 90 Add Printer Wizard
2. Select Next.
Note: The “Install Printer Software” screen will display with a list of supported
Performance Series printers.
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3. Select the Performance Series printer model for the printer being installed and then
select Next.
Figure: 3 - 91 Install Printer Software
Note: If at any time this screen does not display a pre-populated list of supported
Performance Series printers, select Have Disk or browse to the print driver software.
The default location is C:\Source Technologies LLC\STpSeriesDriver.
4. Select Finish to complete the installation.
Figure: 3 - 92 Completing the Add Printer WIzard
Note: The “Hardware Installation” window will display although the screen may appear
differently depending on the operating system.
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5. Select Continue Anyway.
Figure: 3 - 93 Hardware Installation
Note: The “Copying Files” dialog box will display while the driver files are being copied to
the system. The dialog box will close once the installation is complete.
Figure: 3 - 94 Copying Files
Note: The screenshot may appear different from the illustration depending on the
operating system being used.
Once the installation is complete, the printer is available to Windows applications.
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Printer Properties
The properties panel allows the user to set the printer properties via a tabbed interface.
Select the appropriate tab to change settings.
Properties - Print File
The Print File tab allows users to print files with the following extensions:
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.txt
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.pcl
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.pjl
Figure: 3 - 95 Print File Tab
Two actions can be selected:
Table 1: Firmware Update Actions
Name
Description
Select File
Allows the user to browse and select the appropriate file to be
sent to the printer.
Send File to Printer
Once a file has been selected, the button is enabled and used
to send the selected file to the printer.
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Properties - About
The about tab in the properties panel displays driver information for the users to
reference when needed. This information contains the file names and their versions.
Figure: 3 - 96 Properties - About
Your version number may vary from this example.
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Printing Preferences
Printing Preferences - Media Settings
The Media Settings tab allows the user to manage the printer’s media settings. These
include the following:
Table 2: Properties - Media Settings
Name
Description
Units of Measure
Allows the user to set the units of measure to Imperial or Metric.
Orientation
Allows the user to set the orientation of the print job.
Number of Copies
Allows the user to set the number of copies for the specified
print job.
Media Size
The user may select a predefined media size or click on the
Custom button and create a custom media size.
Settings
Allows the user to save the configuration of the print driver
settings.
Figure: 3 - 97 Media Settings
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Figure: 3 - 98 Media Size
Printing Preferences - Print Settings
The following print settings may be adjusted:
Table 3: Print Settings
Name
Description
Print Speed
The speed at which the printer will print the labels.
Slew Speed*
The rate of paper movement between printing areas when
using the GPIO applicator.
Feed Speed
The rate of label movement during feed.
Reverse Speed
The rate of the label movement during backup positioning.
Print Darkness
Allows for the adjustment of the darkness of the printed image
due to printhead thermal variations.
Horizontal Offset
Shifts the horizontal start of the print position on the labels.
Vertical Offset
Shifts the vertical start of the print position on the labels.
Settings
Allows the configuration settings to be saved.
* Future
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Figure: 3 - 99 Print Settings
Whenever a speed setting has been changed, the following warning may appear:
Figure: 3 - 100Speed Warning
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Printer Preferences > Custom Commands
Job commands may be set.
Table 4: Custom Commands
Name
Description
Start of Job w/FF
Sends the FF command at the beginning of the job.
End of Job w/FF
Sends the FF command at the end of the job.
Figure: 3 - 101Custom Commands
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Menu System
Menu Overview
The printer is designed with a touchscreen display. Functions can be enabled and
disabled and settings can be changed through the on-screen menu. Press the buttons on
the screen with the light touch of a finger.
Caution: Do not touch the screen with excessive force or by using sharp objects. Doing
so will damage the touchscreen and may void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Layout of the Display
Navigation
The menu screens have buttons for advancing or returning to screens.
Back Button
The Back button provides the user with the option to return to a previous menu
screen.
Home Button
Selecting the Home button sends the user to the main screen.
Tabbed Browsing
Blue left and right arrow buttons are provided at the bottom right of the screen to
navigate tabbed menus. Select the right arrow to advance to the next tab or the left
arrow to return to the previous tab.
Scrolling
Some menu screens allow for scrolling. Select the appropriate up or down arrow.
Changing Values
Numeric values can be entered or changed by selecting the field and entering the
values using the numeric keypad. They can also be increased or decreased using
the subsequent plus or minus buttons.
Other menu options are changed by pressing the button until the appropriate
selection appears.
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Home Screen
The home screen presents several options to the user.
Printer
Status
Ready
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Date / Time
Operator Action
Area
Fault Information
Area
Menu
Feed
Info
Connected Devices
and
Mode Indicators
Model ID
Buttons
Printer Status
The printer status area displays the state of the printer. These states include the
following:
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Ready - The printer is idle and ready to accept internal or external commands.
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Busy - Appears when printing or feeding paper.
•
Fault - The printer is busy processing or executing a command. The screen will
become yellow for a warning condition and red for a fault condition.
•
Cooling Down - The printer has paused while it is cooling down.
•
Waiting - The printer is blocked by the optional Applicator or Present Sensor.
Operator Action Area
Information about the current printer action will be displayed in this area. For example,
“Printing 1 of 3” might be displayed when printing the first of three labels for a print job.
Date / Time
The time and date may be toggled on by pressing the upper right corner of the display.
After pressing the blank area, the current date and time will be displayed on the screen.
Once the home button is pressed, a screen will appear asking the user if the date and
time will be displayed. Select the green Accept button to display the time or the red
Reject button to cancel.
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Fault Information Area
Warnings and faults will be displayed in this area. Once the fault has been corrected, the
message will disappear.
Connected Devices
The symbol for devices connected to the USB host will be presented in this area.
Mode Indicators
The printer will display modes that have been activated. If options have been installed
but not enabled, they will not appear in this area of the display.
Information Button
By selecting the information button from the task bar, the following information can be
accessed.
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System Info
•
Settings Report
•
Network Report
•
Extended Status
•
Serial Report
•
Applicator Report
•
Fonts Report
System Information
The following will be displayed upon selection of the System Info button:
•
Printer Model
•
Printhead Model
•
Software Version
•
Firmware Version
•
Ribbon Version
•
Boot Version
•
Board ID
•
RAM Size
•
Flash Size
•
Security Key
•
Printer Odometer
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Printhead Odometer
•
Paper Type
•
Ribbon Type
•
Detected Options
Note: Selecting the down or up arrow will display additional information.
Settings Report
The settings report provides information on the printer settings.
Media Settings
•
Paper Sensor Type
•
Paper Sensor Side
•
Ribbon Mode
•
Heat
•
Heat Balance
•
Head Pressure
•
Rewinder Tension
•
Ribbon Tension Front
•
Ribbon Tension Rear
•
Ribbon Low Diameter
Printer Settings
•
Cutter Mode
•
Rewinder Mode
•
Present Sensor Enable
•
Print Speed
•
Feed Speed
•
Reverse Speed
•
Present Distance
•
Error Sound
•
Warning Sound
•
Disable Paper Low Warning
•
Disable Paper Out Warning
•
Disable Cover Open Warning
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•
Reprint on Error
•
Present Timeout
Page Defaults Settings
•
Print Length
•
Print Width
•
Vertical Offset
•
Horizontal Offset
•
Orientation
•
Raster Mode
•
Font Name (Number)
•
Point Size
•
Pitch Size
•
Symbol Set
•
Print Truncation
•
Print on Gap/Mark
Auto Settings
•
Auto Load
•
Auto Option Detect
•
Auto Calibrate
•
Auto Present Distance
•
Auto Tension
•
Auto Pressure
Adjustment Settings
•
Present Distance Adjust
•
Cut Distance Adjust
•
Vertical Adjust
•
Horizontal Adjust
•
Head Pressure Adjust
•
Rewinder Tension Adjust
•
Ribbon Tension Front Adjust
•
Ribbon Tension RearAdjust
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Darkness
•
Sharpness
Calibration Settings
•
Paper Threshold (for non-continuous sensor type)
•
Gap/Mark Threshold (for non-continuous sensor type)
•
TOF Gain (for non-continuous sensor type)
•
Autoload Empty
•
Autoload Current
Note: Selecting the down or up arrow will display additional information.
Note: Selecting the print button in the task bar will print the settings.
Network Report
The Network Report option provides information about the network on which the printer
resides. The following information is available:
•
Ethernet IP
•
Ethernet Subnet Mask
•
Ethernet Gateway
•
Ethernet MAC
•
Ethernet DHCP
•
Wireless IP*
•
Wireless Subnet Mask*
•
Wireless Gateway*
•
Wireless SSID*
•
Wireless MAC*
•
Wireless DHCP*
•
Hostname
*Available only if the wireless option is installed and enabled.
Extended Status
The Extended Status option provides sensor information including:
•
Head Temperature
•
Head Voltage
•
Head Pressure
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Ribbon Level
•
Rewinder Level
•
TOF Sensor
•
Auto Load Sensor
•
Session Label Count
Feed Button
Selecting the feed button will feed the media through the print mechanism one label at a
time.
Menu
The Menu button provides the user with access to the system settings and also allows
for the enabling of options. The Menu screen displays the following options:
•
Basic
•
User
•
Advanced
•
Tools
•
Language
•
Test
1. Basic
Selecting the Basic button allows for access to the basic settings. These include the
following:
•
Printer Mode
•
Media
•
Print Adjust
Printer Mode
The printer is available with several options which are enabled or disabled via the Printer
screen.
a. Cutter Mode
The cutter supports the cutting of media into separate labels.
For printers with a print media cutter installed, select from the following Cutter Mode
options:
•
Off
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Cut By Label
b. Rewinder Mode
Rewinder Mode controls the operation of the powered internal label rewinder.
For printers with a print media rewinder installed, select from the following Rewinder
Mode options:
•
Off
•
Clockwise
•
Counter Clockwise
c. Present Sensor Enable
The Present Sensor Enable option controls the on-demand dispensing of labels.
To enable or disable the installed Present Sensor option, select or deselect the
corresponding checkbox.
d. Applicator Mode
The Applicator Mode enables or disables the applicator function from the printer. For
printers with an applicator connected, select from the following settings:
•
Off
•
Custom
e. Prompt Mode
The Prompt Mode option allows the user to prompt for the next label.
To enable or disable the Prompt Mode, select or deselect the corresponding checkbox.
Media
Selecting the media button allows the user to change the print media and ribbon settings.
The printer may automatically set up certain parameters once the paper and ribbon types
have been inputted either using the Media ID or manual entry.
a. Enter ID
The printer manufacturer has qualified various media and ribbon types and has assigned
an ID value to them. Selecting the Enter ID button, those ID values can be entered which
will configure the printer to the optimum print settings.
Note: Please contact your reseller for more information about qualified print media and
ribbon.
1. Select the Enter Paper ID field and use the keypad to enter the appropriate value.
Select the green Accept button to accept the value or the red Reject button to reject
the value.
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2. Select the Enter Ribbon ID field and use the keypad to enter the appropriate value.
Select the green Accept button to accept the value or the red Reject button to reject
the value.
3. Select the Paper Sensor Side field and select either the Outside or Inside value.
Note: If the paper media supports both thermal transfer and direct thermal printing, 0
(zero) can be entered into the Ribbon ID field for direct thermal mode.
Note: If a ribbon selection is not allowed for a given thermal transfer paper selection, a
“Data out of Range” error will be displayed when attempting to save the settings.
b. User Media
If the user has media setup files stored internally or on a USB mass storage device
connected to the USB host, the files can be selected from this interface.
Select the file and then select the green check button.
Note: The first tab displays files that have been saved internally. The second tab will
display files from the mass storage device attached to the USB host.
c. Select Type
For print media types that have not been qualified by the printer manufacturer, the Select
Type option allows the user to manually enter the media and ribbon types. This will
configure the printer to the approximate print settings.
The interface has three tabs:
•
Paper
•
Ribbon
•
Settings
Paper
Using the up and down arrows, highlight the appropriate paper to be used.
Ribbon
Using the up and down arrows, highlight the appropriate ribbon to be used.
Settings
Choose the appropriate settings for your media and ribbon types.
Note: Fine adjustments to print settings may be required to improve print quality. The
Select Type utility is designed to approximate the print settings.
Paper Sensor Type
Print media contain distinctive characteristics and those characteristics must be
accounted for in the settings to ensure finding Top-of-Form.
Paper Sensor Side
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The Top-of-Form Sensor has two sensor pods that can sense the distinguishing
characteristics of paper types. The pods are mounted on a slider; the inside sensor can
read characteristics on the right edge of the media while the outside sensor can read
characteristics in the center of the media. Please refer to the Top-of-Form adjustment
settings in the media installation section of the manual for more information on selecting
the appropriate settings.
Select from the following options:
Table 1: Paper Sensor Options
Paper Sensor Type
Gap
Paper Sensor Side
Inside
Outside
Mark on Top
Inside
Outside
Mark on Bottom
Inside
Outside
Notch
Inside
Outside
Continuous
Inside
Outside
Ribbon Mode
The Ribbon Mode option allows the user to enable and disable Ribbon Mode and note
the type of ribbon being used.
Ribbon Mode has three settings:
•
Coated In
•
Coated Out
•
None
Print Adjust
The Print Adjust selection allows for the adjustments of both the darkness and the
sharpness of print quality as well as horizontal and vertical adjustments.
Selecting the plus or minus buttons respectively increases or decreases the values.
Changes to the values may also be made by selecting the field and entering the
appropriate values using the numeric keypad.
a. Darkness
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The darkness adjustment is set within the range of -20 to +20. To increase darkness,
adjust the settings in a positive (+) direction.
1. Enter the appropriate value in the field.
2. Upon exiting the Print Adjust panel, either select the green Accept button or the red
Reject button.
b. Sharpness
The sharpness adjustment is set within the range of -10 to +10. To increase sharpness,
adjust the settings in a positive (+) direction.
1. Enter the appropriate value in the field.
2. Upon exiting the Print Adjust panel, either select the green Accept button or the red
Reject Button.
c. Vertical Adjustment
The vertical adjustment is set within the range of -100 to +100 dots. To move the image
to the right, adjust the settings in a positive (+) direction.
1. Enter the appropriate value in the field.
Upon exiting the Print Adjust panel, either select the green Accept button or the red
Reject button.
d. Horizontal Adjustment
The horizontal adjustment is set within the range of -100 to +100 dots. To move the
image upwards, adjust the settings in a positive (+) direction.
1. Enter the appropriate value in the field.
2. Upon exiting the Print Adjust panel, either select the green Accept button or the red
Reject button.
2. User
The user button allows for the usage of custom labels and custom printer configurations
that are saved internally or saved to a memory stick inserted in the USB host.
User Labels
Custom user labels that have been saved internally or in a memory stick may be printed.
1. Select User Labels.
2. Select the file to be printed.
3. Select the green Accept button.
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4. Select the Print button to print the label.
User Setups
Printer configurations that have been saved internally or on a mass storage device
attached to the USB host may be accessed and implemented from this utility.
1. Select User Setups.
2. Select the internally hosted or USB hosted user setup file.
3. Select the green Accept button.
3. Advanced
The Advanced button provides access to the advanced settings of the printer. These
settings include the following:
•
Page Defaults
•
Printer
•
Media
•
Communication
•
Adjustments
Page Defaults
The following page parameters can be adjusted:
Table 2: Page Format Adjustments
Settings
Values
Ranges
Default
Print Length
.10 to 99.00 in.
4.00 in.
Print Width
.10 to 4.27 in.
4.00 in.
Vertical Offset
.00 to 10.00 in
0.00 in
Horizontal Offset
.00 to 4.00 in
0.00 in
Orientation
Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Reverse Portrait
Reverse Landscape
Raster Mode
Transparent
Opaque
Opaque
Default Font Number
Default Symbol Set
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Values
Ranges
Default
Default Point Size
4.00 to 999.75
12.00
Default Pitch Size
.44 to 99.99
10.00
Print Truncation
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Print on Gap
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Note: The default settings will be used if the print job does not directly specify the
settings.
Note: Most of these settings will affect the internal Quality Label from the Test menu.
Note: Rotating oversized images with Print Truncation enabled may result in truncating
the printout entirely.
Printer
The following settings may be adjusted:
•
Presentation
•
Auto
•
Speeds
•
Alarms
•
Options
•
Set Defaults
a. Presentation
The following settings can be adjusted.
Table 3: Presentation Settings
Presentation
Prompt Mode
Values
Ranges
Enable
Default
Disable
Disable
Present Time Out
0 - 1000 ms
0 (never)
Present Distance
0.00 - 4.00
Auto
Note: To manually change the Present Distance settings, select the Auto button to the
left of the value field and follow the instructions to enter and save the changes.
b. Auto
The printer has several Auto settings that can be enabled or disabled.
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Table 4: Auto Settings
Selection
Values
Auto Load
Default
Enable
Enable
Disable
Auto Option Detect
Enable
Enable
Disable
Auto Calibrate
Enable
Enable
Disable
Auto Present Distance
Enable
Enable
Disable
Auto Tension
Enable
Enable
Disable
Auto Pressure
Enable
Enable
Disable
c. Speeds
The following settings may be adjusted:
•
Print Speed
•
Feed Speed
•
Reverse Speed
Table 5: Speed Settings
Speed Settings
Speed Range (IPS)
Print Speed
2.0 - 8.0 (Increments of .5)
Feed Speed
2.0 - 10.0 (Increments of .5)
Auto
Reverse Speed
2.0 - 5.0 (Increments of .5)
Auto
d. Alarms
The following alarm settings may be adjusted.
•
Error Sound
•
Warning Sound
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Table 6: Alarm Settings
Adjustments
Error Sound
Options
Default
Off
Off
Sound 1
Sound 2
Warning Sound
Off
Off
Sound 1
Sound 2
Disable Paper Low
Warning
Enable
Disable Paper Out
Warning
Enable
Disable Cover Open
Warning
Enable
Disable Reprint on
Error
Enable
Enabled
Disable
Disabled
Disable
Disabled
Disable
Disabled
Disable
e. Options
The following settings may be adjusted:
•
Cutter - Controls the cutting action of the media.
•
Applicator - Controls the application of labels.
•
Present Sensor - Controls the “on-demand” dispensing of labels.
•
Rewinder - Controls the operation of the powered internal label rewinder.
Applicator
The following applicator settings may be adjusted:
Table 7: Applicator Settings
Adjustments
Applicator Mode
Values
Ranges
Off
Default
Off
Custom
Slew Speed
2 - 10 IPS
8
Pulse Width
1 - 2000
1000
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Adjustments
Values
Ranges
Default
I/O Configuration
Input
Sig 1/2 Input
Output
Input
Sig 3/4 Input
Output
Output
Sig 5/6 Input
Output
Sig 7/8 Input
Output
Output
Select Signal
None
Sig 1 None
Start of Print
Reprint
Slew
Pause
None
Sig 2 None
Start of Print
Reprint
Slew
Pause
Slew
Sig 3 None
Start of Print
Reprint
Slew
Pause
Pause
Sig 4 Start of Print
Reprint
Slew
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Adjustments
Values
Ranges
Default
End of Print
Sig 5 End of Print
Data Ready
Media Low
Service
Data Ready
Sig 6 End of Print
Data Ready
Media Low
Service
Media Low
Sig 7 End of Print
Data Ready
Media Low
Service
Service
Sig 8 End of Print
Data Ready
Media Low
Service
Signal Type
Low
Sig 1 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Low
Sig 2 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Low
Sig 3 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Low
Sig 4 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
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Values
Ranges
Default
Low
Sig 5 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Low
Sig 6 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Low
Sig 7 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Low
Sig 8 Low
High
Low Pulse
Hi Pulse
Cutter
The following cutter settings may be adjusted:
Table 8: Cutter Settings
Adjustments
Cutter Mode
Values
Ranges
Off
Default
Off
Cut By Label
Cut Distance Adjust
-100 to 100 dots
0
Present Sensor
The following present sensor settings may be adjusted:
Table 9: Present Sensor Settings
Present Sensor Settings
Present Sensor Enable
Values
Ranges
Enable
Default
Disable
Disable or Auto
-100 to 100 dots
0
Disable
Present Distance Adjust
Note: For small labels, present distance must be set to 0 to avoid becoming stuck during
backup.
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Rewinder
The following rewinder settings may be adjusted:
Table 10: Rewinder Settings
Rewinder Settings
Rewinder Mode
Values
Ranges
Default
Off
Off
Clockwise
Counter Clockwise
Rewinder Tension Adjust
-10 to 10
0
f. Set Defaults
The factory default settings for the printer setup can be reset. To reset to the default
settings, select Set Defaults. Confirm your selection by selecting the green Accept
button.
Note: If the current custom settings have not been saved but will be needed again, be
sure to save them with the User Files utility from the Tools menu.
Media
Select Media to change the print media settings.
Table 11: Media Settings
Media Settings
Paper Sensor Type
Values
Ranges
Default
Gap
Gap
Mark on Top
Mark on Bottom
Notch
Continuous
Paper Sensor Side
Outside
Outside
Inside
Ribbon Mode
Coated In
Coated In
Coated Out
None
Heat
1 to 30
5
Heat Balance
1 to 10
8
Head Pressure
1 to 10
7
Rewinder Tension
1 to 20
12
Ribbon Tension Front
1 to 30
20
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Values
Ranges
Default
Ribbon Tension Rear
1 to 20
15
Ribbon Low Diameter
1.0 to 2.0 in.
1.5 in.
Communications
Select Communications to change the communications settings.
a. Ethernet
The following Ethernet communications settings may be adjusted:
Table 12: Ethernet Communications Settings
Functions
DHCP
Values
Actions
Enabled
Default
Enabled
Disabled
IP Address
If DHCP is disabled, enter the
appropriate value
0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask
If DHCP is disabled, enter the
appropriate value
0.0.0.0
Gateway
If DHCP is disabled, enter the
appropriate value
0.0.0.0
Once the data has been entered, select the Home button and then select the green
Accept button to save the changes which will require a printer reboot.
If necessary, the user may return to the default settings by selecting General > Reset
Defaults > Ethernet.
b. Wireless
The following wireless settings may be set for printers with the wireless option installed:
Table 13: Wireless Settings
Functions
Wireless Enable
Values
Actions
Enabled
Default
Enabled
Disabled
SSID
Wireless DHCP
Enter the appropriate SSID value
Enabled
0.0.0.0
Enabled
Disabled
IP Address
Enter the appropriate value
Subnet Mask
Enter the appropriate value
Gateway
Enter the appropriate value
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Security
Values
Actions
Default
None
None
WEP
WPA
Password
Show Password
Enter the appropriate value
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
To return to the default settings, select General > Reset Defaults > Wireless.
c. Serial
Select from the following tabbed options to adjust the appropriate settings.
•
Baud Rate - Sets the serial communications rate in bits per second
•
Data Bits - Sets the word length
•
Stop Bits - Sets the number of stop bits
•
Parity - Sets the word parity
•
Protocol - Sets the serial communications handshaking mechanism, software,
hardware or none.
Table 14: Serial Settings
Functions
Baud Rate
Values
Ranges
Default
115200 BPS
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Databits
7
8
8
Stopbits
1
1
2
Parity
None
None
Even
Odd
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Functions
Protocol
Values
Ranges
Default
None
None
Hardware
Software
Both
To return to the default settings, select General > Reset Defaults > Serial.
d. General
Select from the following to change the General communications settings:
Services
The following services may be enabled or disabled:
•
Enable Network Time Protocol
•
Enable Telnet
•
Enable SSH
Table 15: Services
Services
Default
Enable Network Time Protocol Enabled
Enable Telnet
Enabled
Enable SSH
Disabled
Host Timeout
The Host Timeout refers to the print job timeout in seconds before moving on to
monitor other ports.
Table 16: Host Timeout
Function
Host Timeout
Range
1 to 300 seconds
Default
1
Reset Defaults
The Reset Defaults function allows the user to reset the communications to the
default settings.
To reset the communication settings to the factory default settings, select one of the
options and select the green Accept button to make the change.
•
Ethernet
•
Wireless
•
Serial
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Adjustments
Select from the following settings to change the values:
Table 17: Adjustment Settings
Adjustment Settings
Ranges
Default
Darkness
-20 to 20
0
Sharpness
-10 to 10
0
Vertical Adjust
-100 to 100
0
Horizontal Adjust
-100 to 100
0
Head Pressure Adjust
-5 to 5
0
Rewinder Tension Adjust
-10 to 10
0
Present Distance Adjust
-100 to 100
0
Cut Distance Adjust
-100 to 100
0
Head Pressure (Suggested)
-5 to 5
0
Rewinder Tension Adjust
-10 to 10
0
Note: Narrow labels may slip during backup if the head pressure is set too high.
4. Tools
Select from the following options to adjust the appropriate settings:
•
Calibrate
•
Security
•
Maintenance
•
User Files
•
Date/Time
Calibrate
The Calibrate settings include:
•
Calibrate Paper
•
Calibrate Sensors
•
Calibrate Manually
•
Calibrate Display
a. Calibrate Paper
When selecting Calibrate Paper, the paper is scanned to determine the top-of-form
media and top-of-form gap settings.
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Upon selection, the printer will move the paper forward and backward over the gap or
mark.
Note: Print media must be properly installed in the printer for the Calibrate Paper
function.
Note: Manually selecting Calibrate Paper is not necessary if Auto Calibration is enabled.
However, it may help in calibrating more difficult media.
b. Calibrate Sensors
Select Calibrate Sensors to automatically calibrate the printer without print media.
Calibration includes changes to the following settings:
•
Adjust Head Pressure
•
Auto Load Sensor
•
Top-of-Form Sensor
Note: The print media must be removed and the printhead mechanism must be
unlatched for the Calibrate Sensors to properly calibrate the printer.
c. Calibrate Manually
Intended for advanced users, the calibrate manually section allows the user to manually
adjust the top-of-form sensor for specialized media.The TOF ADC Reading field displays
the current top-of-form sensor reading for the currently selected paper type and sensor
side.
The values for gain, paper threshold and gap/mark threshold are shown for the currently
selected paper type and sensor side as well. These values are typically set when auto
calibration is performed in the Calibrate Paper utility.
The capture feature allows the user to lift the printhead, and using the LED as a guide
place the paper under the sensor and capture the value. Then, moving the gap (media
backing) or mark under the sensor, the value can be captured.
When saving changes to a threshold, auto calibration is disabled to prevent over-writing
the new values when auto-loading. Performing Calibrate Paper will overwrite the
threshold values.
Select Calibrate Manually to change the following settings:
•
Top-of-Form Gain
•
Paper Threshold
•
Gap/Mark Threshold
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Table 18: Calibrate Manually Settings
Adjustment Settings
Ranges
TOF Gain
1 to 31
Paper Threshold
0 to 255
Gap/Mark Threshold
0 to 255
d. Calibrate Display
Select Calibrate Display and then select either the green Accept button to continue or the
red Reject button. Upon selecting to continue, follow the on-screen directions to properly
calibrate the touchscreen display.
If the touchscreen display becomes unusable, the printer can be calibrated during powerup as well. To calibrate during power-up, perform the following procedure beginning with
the printer being powered off.
1. Press and hold the Reset button.
2. Toggle the power switch to power-on the printer.
3. Continue to hold the Reset button for ten (10) seconds until the calibration screen
appears on the display.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the display.
Note: Allow a few minutes for power-up to complete.
Security
The security settings may be adjusted. These adjustments include changing the
password as well as changing the security level.
To change the password, perform the following steps:
1. Select Change Password.
2. Enter the old password using the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select the green Accept button to accept the entry or the red Cancel button to reject
the entry.
4. Enter the new password and select either the green Accept button or the red
Cancel button.
5. Re-enter the new password and select either the green Accept button or the red
cancel button.
To change the security level, choose from the following options:
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Table 19: Security Settings
Functions
Options
Security Level
Off
Secure
Secure All
Security Descriptions
•
Secure - When the “Secure” option is selected, changes to the advanced settings
and user tools will require a password.
•
Secure All - When the “Secure All” option is selected, changes to any settings will
require a password.
Note: The factory default password is the number “0.”
Remove Security
To remove security, select the lock icon to the right of the Change Password utility. Type
your password and then select the green Accept button. To confirm, select the green
Accept button.
Maintenance
To adjust the following maintenance settings, select the Maintenance button. The
Maintenance settings include:
•
Cleaning
•
Upgrade
•
Odometers
a. Cleaning
Cleaning should be routinely performed. The maintenance alarm is set by the user in
thousands of inches.
Enter the desired maintenance reminder interval. Once a fault appears directing the user
to clean the printhead, insert a factory approved cleaning card under the printhead and
select Clean Now.
The Elapsed field displays the number of inches, in thousands, since the last cleaning.
Table 20: Maintenace Settings
Maintenance Settings
Maintenance
Ranges
Actions
0k to 1000k in.
0 (never)
Clean Now
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b. Upgrade
The Upgrade function allows the user to upgrade the printer software. Insert a mass
storage device into the USB host with the appropriate file to be uploaded and then select
Upgrade.
Do not turn off the printer during the process. Once the printer has been updated, it will
reboot. Once the printer is online, be sure to power-cycle the printer once more by turning
it off and then back on.
Note: Be sure to save all user files, labels and setups to a mass storage device
connected to the USB host prior to updating your printer. Files that are not saved may be
lost during the upgrade process.
c. Odometers
The following Odometer readings are managed:
•
Printer
•
Printhead
•
User
To reset the user odometer, select the Reset User button.
ser Files
The User Files utility allows the user to access files that are saved internally or saved to
a mass storage device.
a. Labels
Labels can be saved either internally or to a mass storage device. These labels can also
be printed from this utility. Labels stored on a mass storage device must be placed in a
directory called user_labels.
Print
The user can print label files that have been saved internally or saved to a mass
storage device attached to the USB host.
1. Select Print.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the file to be printed.
Note: The first tab displayed in the interface reveals the files that have been saved
internally. Tab 2 displays the available files from the attached mass storage device.
3. Select the green Accept button.
4. Select the printer icon in the taskbar.
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Organize
User labels may be copied from a mass storage device to the internal memory or
from the internal memory to a mass storage device. They may also be deleted or
renamed from this utility.
a. Copy
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Copy.
5. Select the green accept button to copy the files between internal storage and the
USB mass storage device.
b. Delete
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Delete.
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c. Rename
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Rename.
5. Confirm your selection by selecting the green Accept button.
6. Using the alpha-numeric keypad, enter a new name for the selected file.
7. Select the green Accept button to continue.
b. Media
The Media utility allows the user to copy, delete and rename media configuration files. It
also provides access to setup files stored internally or on a mass storage device
connected to the USB host. The user can also save the current media configuration
setup. Media configuration files that are stored on a mass storage device must be placed
in a directory called user_media.
The settings include the following:
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Media ID
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Ribbon ID
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Paper Sensor Side
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Paper Sensor Type
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Ribbon Mode
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Heat
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Heat Balance
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Head Pressure
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Rewinder Tension
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Ribbon Tension Front
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Ribbon Tension Rear
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Print Speed
Organize
To copy, delete or rename a file to or from a mass storage device connected to the
USB host, perform the following steps:
a. Copy
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate media configuration file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Copy.
5. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
b. Delete
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate media configuration file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Delete.
5. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
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1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate media configuration file.
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3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Rename.
5. Using the alpha-numeric keypad, enter a new name for the selected file.
6. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
Load Setup
The Load Setup utility allows the user to change the media configuration settings to
a setup that was previously saved internally or to a mass storage device.
1. Select Load Setup.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate media setup file.
3. Select the green Accept button.
4. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
Save Setup
The Save Setup utility allows the user to save the current media configuration
settings internally.
1. Select Save Setup.
2. Using the alpha-numeric keypad, type a name for the current media configuration.
3. Select the green Accept button.
4. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
c. Setups
The User Setup utility allows for the user to copy, delete and rename printer settings. The
user can also save the current setup and load a saved setup. User setup files stored on
a mass storage device must be placed in a directory called user_configs.
These settings include the ones listed in the Setting Report from the Info menu and
exclude adjustments and calibration settings.
Organize
To copy, delete or rename a printer configuration setup file to or from a mass
storage device connected to the USB host, perform the following steps:
a. Copy
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate user setup file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Copy.
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5. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
b. Delete
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate user setup file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Delete.
5. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
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c. Rename
1. Select Organize.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate user setup file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select Rename.
5. To confirm, select the green Accept button.
6. Using the alpha-numeric keypad, type a name in the entry field.
7. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
Load Setup
The Load Setup utility allows the printer settings to be changed to a previously
saved setup.
1. Select Load Setup.
2. Using the scroll arrows, highlight the appropriate user setup file.
3. Select the green Accept button to continue.
4. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
Save Setup
The Save Setup utility allows the user to save the current printer settings internally.
1. Select Save Setup.
2. Using the alpha-numeric keypad, enter a name for the setup to be saved.
3. Select the green Accept button.
4. Select the green Accept button to confirm.
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Date/Time
To set the date and time, select the Date/Time button from the Tools menu.
If the message “Network Time Protocol Enabled!” appears, select the green Accept
button.
To adjust the settings, select the following buttons and input the appropriate information.
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Month
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Day
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Year
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Hour
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Minute
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AM/PM
Note: Upon exit, the user can enable the displaying of the date and time on the main
screen.
5. Language
Select from the localization settings and display units.
Language Files
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English
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Spanish*
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French*
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Italian*
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German*
*Future Features
Display Units
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Imperial
•
Metric
Once the unit has been chosen, select the green Accept button to continue and then
select the next green Accept button to confirm.
6. Test
The following options are available from the Test menu:
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Test labels
•
Diagnostics
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Test Options
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Test Applicator
Test Labels
The Test Labels feature allows the user to select and print test labels.
1. Select the appropriate test label from the menu using the up and down arrows:
Note: You may also select the label name to move to the next one in the list.
2. Select the number of labels to be printed using the Select Count option.
3. Select the printer icon in the taskbar to print the test label.
Table 21: Test Labels
Selections
Select Test Label
Values
Ranges
Default
Quality Label
Quality Label
10% Block Pattern
20% Block Pattern
Select Count
1 to 9999
1
Select the printer icon in the taskbar to begin printing the test label(s) entered into the
interface.
Diagnostics
To enter the Diagnostics panel, select the Diagnostics button from the Test menu.
a. Sensor Readings
The Sensor Readings function allows the user to view the values of various printer
sensors. The Sensor Readings menu has four (4) tabs that can be navigated by
selecting the next and previous buttons in the taskbar.
b. General
Select General to enable or disable the appropriate settings:
•
Page Format Shading - Used for diagnosing label format issues, it puts a shade
over white areas of the image on a label.
Test Options
The Test Options function of the Diagnostics menu allows the user to test the options
currently installed on the printer. Select Test Options and navigate through the tabbed
interface to select the appropriate option to be tested. The tabs are navigated using the
next and previous arrows in the taskbar.
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Table 22: Test Options
Test Options
Values
Ranges
Cycle Cutter
1 to 999
Test Present Sensor
N/A
Test Rewinder
N/A
Test Ribbon Assembly
N/A
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Select Spindle
Default
1
Front
Rear
Once the selections have been made, select the Start button to begin the test.
Test Applicator
The Test Applicator function allows the user to test a connected applicator.
Table 23: Test Applicator
Selections
Enable Wrap Around
Values
Ranges
Enabled
Default
Disabled
Disabled
Pulse Width
1 to 2000
1000
I/O Configuration
Sig 1/2
Input
Input
Output
Sig 3/4
Input
Input
Output
Sig 5/6
Input
Output
Output
Sig 7/8
Input
Output
Output
Select Test
Write Mode
Write Mode
Read Mode
Pulse Mode
Write Mode
Enter the appropriate settings and select the green Start button.
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Table 24: Select Test - Write Mode
Write Mode
Values
Sig 1
N/A
Sig 2
N/A
Sig 3
0
Ranges
Default
1
1
Sig 4
0
1
1
Sig 5
0
1
1
Sig 6
0
1
1
Sig 7
0
1
1
Sig 8
0
1
1
Read Mode
Enter the appropriate settings and select the green Start button.
Table 25: Select Test - Read Mode
Read Mode
Sig 1
Values
Ranges
0
Default
1
1
Sig 2
0
1
1
Sig 3
0
1
1
Sig 4
0
1
1
Sig 5
N/A
Sig 6
N/A
Sig 7
N/A
Sig 8
N/A
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Overview
To maintain good print quality and increase printhead life, proper cleaning should be
routinely performed using factory-approved cleaning supplies.
Caution: A contaminated printhead can cause premature printhead failure.
Caution: Failure to clean the printhead as detailed in this manual could void the
printhead manufacturer’s warranty.
Intervals
For direct thermal printing, the printhead should be cleaned whenever a roll of labels is
replaced or every 650 inches printed. For users printing via thermal transfer, the
printhead should be cleaned every time a roll of ribbon is replaced.
Supplies
Caution: Cleaning should only be performed using factory-approved and authorized
cleaning supplies. Any use of non-authorized cleaning supplies can void the
printhead and platen roller warranties.
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Cleaning Pens
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Cleaning Cards
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Can of Compressed Air
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Clean, lint-free cloth
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Isopropyl Alcohol
Cleaning Pens - Reorder Information
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Standard Thermal Printer Cleaning Pen - P/N SP105965-001
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Premium Dual Action Cleaning Pen - P/N SP105965-002
Cleaning Cards - Reorder Information
•
Standard Thermal Printer Cleaning Card - P/N SP105966-001
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Deluxe Thermal Printer Cleaning Card Series 112 - P/N SP105966-002
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Premium Thermal Printer Cleaning Card Series 212 - P/N SP105966-003
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Cleaning the Automatic Loading Sensor
The automatic loading sensor should be cleaned whenever necessary.
1. Remove the labels.
2. With a can of compressed air, spray the sensor to remove dust and debris.
3. Repeat as necessary.
Cleaning the Top-of-Form Sensor
The Top of Form sensor should be cleaned whenever necessary.
1. Remove the media and ribbon.
2. With a can of compressed air, spray both (2) sensors to remove dust and debris.
3. Repeat as necessary.
Cleaning the Label Low Sensor
The Label Low Sensor should be cleaned whenever necessary.
1. Remove the media and ribbon.
2. Wipe the sensor with the clean, lint-free cloth.
3. Repeat as necessary.
Cleaning the Printhead
For optimum performance, the printhead should be routinely cleaned with factoryapproved cleaning supplies. When using the cleaning pen, follow the instructions located
on the packaging.
Cleaning Cards
Cleaning cards are effective at removing many common adhesives and contaminants
from printheads.
1. Remove the media and ribbon.
2. Insert the cleaning card under the printhead.
3. Select Menu / Tools / Maintenance / Cleaning and then select Clean Now.
4. Slide the cleaning card in and out to scrub the printhead.
5. Repeat as necessary.
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Cleaning the Cutter
The cutter should be routinely cleaned to prevent jams.
1. Release the cutter mechanism from its magnetic hold.
2. Using a can of compressed air, gently blow out the debris from the cutter area.
Warning: To prevent injury, the cutter should never be disassembled for any reason.
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Troubleshooting
Errors
The following errors may be displayed:
Errors
Description
SYSTEM ERROR
Software error
OUT OF RIBBON
Out of ribbon
OUT OF PAPER
Out of paper
CUTTER JAMMED
Cutter is jammed
REWINDER FULL
Rewinder is full
PRINTHEAD UNLATCHED
Printhead is unlatched
PRINTHEAD HARDWARE
Printhead is too hot
FPGA HARDWARE
Analog to digital convertor hardware fault
NV RAM HARDWARE
Non-volatile memory hardware fault
TOF SENSOR HARDWARE
Top-of-form sensor hardware fault
PAPER CALIBRATION
Could not calibrate media
NO TOP OF FORM FOUND
Could not find a gap or mark
RIBBON HARDWARE
Ribbon controller hardware fault
PRESENT SENSOR HARDWARE
Present Sensor hardware fault
AUTOLOAD HARDWARE
Auto load sensor hardware fault
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Warnings
Warnings
Description
RIBBON LOW
Ribbon level low
MAINTENANCE REMINDER
Maintenance timer has expired
POWER SUPPLY HARDWARE
Printhead voltage above maximum specifications
POWER SUPPLY LOW
Printhead voltage below minimum specifications
REWINDER
Rewinder is almost full
UNRECOGNIZED PRINTHEAD
Unidentified printhead installed
PRINTHEAD COOLING
Printhead is cooling down
PAPER CALIBRATION MARGINAL
Paper sensor calibration marginal
PERFORM CALIBRATE SENSORS
There is a need to run Calibrate Sensors
HEAD PRESSURE HARDWARE
Head pressure hardware malfunction
UNLATCH THE PRINTHEAD
Printhead needs to be unlatched
LOAD PAPER
No paper while idle
LATCH THE PRINTHEAD
Printhead unlatched while in idle
PAPER LOW
The paper media is low
PRINT DOTS MARGINAL*
*Future feature
CUTTER NOT INSTALLED
The cutter is enabled but not installed
GPIO NOT INSTALLED
The GPIO is enabled but not installed
PRESENT SENSOR NOT INSTALLED The present sensor is enabled but not installed
RIBBON NOT INSTALLED
The ribbon controller is enabled but not installed
REWINDER NOT INSTALLED
The rewinder is enabled but not installed
CLOSE THE PRINTER COVER
The printer cover is open
CLOSE THE CUTTER COVER
The cutter cover is not magnetically closed
Troubleshooting
The following chart provides basic troubleshooting steps for diagnosing problems with
the printer. If the symptoms remain after troubleshooting, contact your technical support
representative.
Warning: Do not open the left side panel that covers the internal electronic components.
Due to the high voltage and the sensitivity of the components, opening the panel can
lead to injury and will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Symptom
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Solutions
Print media settings may not match the
installed media and ribbon.
1. Program the printer settings to
match the media and ribbon.
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Symptom
Out of Ribbon
Causes
Solutions
The ribbon diameter may be too low to
continue printing.
A fault may have occurred with the
ribbon controller hardware or software.
Out of Paper
The printer may be out of media.
The media guides may not be adjusted
correctly.
Install a new ribbon
1. Ensure the latest software has
been installed.
Install a new media roll.
1. Correct the media guide settings.
2. Perform “Calibrate Sensors.””
The media is too transparent to be
detected.
Cutter Jammed
The cutter may have a jam.
1. Perform “Calibrate Sensors.”
2. Check the “Auto Load Sensor”
reading in the “Extended Status”
utility.
1. Remove the jam from the cutter.
2. Test the cutter.
Cutter Home sensor may be dirty.
1. Clean the Cutter Home sensor.
2. Test the cutter.
Cutter hardware has failed.
1. Ensure the cutter is properly
installed.
2. Test the cutter.
Rewinder Full
The rewinder may be full.
1. Remove the media from the
rewinder.
2. Test the rewinder function.
The rewinder may be obstructed and
turning slowly.
1. Check for obstructions that hinder the rewinder from turning.
2. Test the rewinder function.
Printhead Unlatched
Printhead Hardware
The printhead may be unlatched.
1. Close and latch the printhead
mechanism.
The printhead latch sensor may be
faulty.
Contact your technical support
representative.
The printhead hardware is faulty.
Contact your technical support
representative.
There may be a poor cable connection. Contact your technical support
representative.
FPGA Hardware
The main controller board may be
faulty.
Ensure the latest software update has
been performed.
NV RAM Hardware
The main controller board may be
faulty.
Contact your technical support
representative.
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Symptom
Causes
Solutions
TOF Sensor Hardware Adhesive, dirt or remnants of a label
may be covering the sensor.
1. Clean the debris from the sensor.
2. Perform “Calibrate Sensors”
calibration.
Paper Calibration
No Top-of-Form
Found
The main controller board may be
faulty.
Contact your technical support
representative.
The Top-of-Form sensor failed the
“Calibrate Sensors” calibration due to a
faulty sensor.
Contact your technical support
representative.
The wrong Top-of-Form sensor side
may have been selected and not able
to read media characteristics.
1. Ensure the Top-of-Form has
been set correctly.
The characteristics of the media may
not be sensed by the printer. (Ex. gap,
notch, mark)
1. Set the paper mode to continuous.
The gap or mark was not found.
2. Install different media.
1. Ensure the Top-of-Form has
been set correctly.
2. Install different media.
The label image size exceeded the
maximum of 99 inches.
1. Check the print mechanism for a
paper jam.
2. Calibrate the printer for the
media being used.
There may be dirt or debris obstructing
the Top-of-Form sensor.
1. Clean the debris from the sensors.
2. Perform “Calibrate Sensors”
calibration.
GPIO Hardware
Present Sensor
Hardware
Ribbon Hardware
Autoload Hardware
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There may be a poor connection to the
GPIO logic board.
Contact your technical support
representative.
The GPIO logic board may be faulty.
Contact your technical support
representative.
There may be a poor connection.
Perform the Present Sensor test.
The Present Sensor module may be
faulty.
Perform the Present Sensor test.
The Ribbon Version may need to be
upgraded.
Ensure the latest software has been
installed.
There may be a poor connection.
Contact your technical support
representative.
The Ribbon Controller module may be
faulty.
Contact your technical support
representative.
The Autoload Sensor may have failed
the “Calibrate Sensors” calibration.
Contact your technical support
representative.
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Troubleshooting Print Quality
Tools
•
Source Technologies’ approved media
•
Source Technologies’ approved matching ribbon (for printers with the thermal
transfer option)
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3mm hex head wrench
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1.5mm hex head wrench
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Magnifying lens
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Barcode verifier and grading system
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Printhead cleaning card
•
Printhead cleaning pen
Preliminary Instructions
1. Ensure the latest software has been loaded.
2. Load the media and ribbon according to the instructions in the Setup section.
Note: Verify that the ribbon is tightly wound on the supply roll with no wrinkles.
Note: Verify that the paper is properly exiting the printer.
3. Specify the appropriate media and ribbon in the menu.
4. Print a Quality Label from the Test menu.
5. Examine the print quality.
Note: Some imperfections can be caused by a contaminated printhead. Clean the
printhead and reprint the label.
Symptom
No Print or Poor Print Quality
Possible Solutions
Verify the proper media and ribbon are being used.
Verify the printhead connections are fully seated.
Light Print on One Side
Properly adjust the print line position screw.
Adjust the ribbon cam and ribbon shield to add tension to the
light print side.
Verify the printhead connections are fully seated.
Replace the printhead.
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Symptom
Print Quality Defect
Possible Solutions
Clean the printhead and platen roller with factory-approved
cleaning supplies.
Verify there are no ribbon folds or wrinkles under the printhead.
Replace the printhead if there is a missing dot.
Print Line Position Does not Adjust
Print line position screw threads are damaged and the printer
must be serviced by a factory authorized technician.
Print Quality gets worse over time
The print line position screw is drifting from its set position and
may need to be serviced.
Printhead is at the end of life and should be replaced.
Diminished print quality on the Quality
Label
Incomplete horizontal lines requires an increase in the
sharpness setting and/or more tension applied to the lighter
print side of the ribbon shield.
For higher-grade barcodes, lighten the print by reducing the
darkness setting.
For white specks inside dark boxes, increase the darkness
setting and clean the printhead and platen roller.
If the small font is not readable, increase the darkness setting.
When dithering increments are not equal, adjust the darkness
setting.
If graphics are not displayed properly, adjust the sharpness
setting.
Ladder barcode quality is diminished
Examine the media adjustment levers and ensure there is a
.8mm to 1.5mm gap between the levers and the media.
Loud popping noise when printing
Increase darkness and sharpness settings.
Increase the front tension from the ribbon shield
Image size is out of the print area (off
the side or top or truncated from the
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Ensure the image width is the same as the print width.
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Terms and Definitions
Processing State
Terms
Definitions
Online
The printer is ready to process jobs.
Offline
The printer has suspended job processing although the menu
selection is available.
Printer State
Terms
Definitions
Ready
The printer is idle and ready to accept internal or external
commands.
Busy
The printer is busy processing or executing a command.
Media Setup
Terms
Definitions
Paper ID
The user-entered data identifying media code.
Ribbon ID
The user-entered data identifying ribbon code.
Paper Type
The user-entered data identifying the paper material type.
Ribbon Type
The user-entered data identifying the ribbon material type.
Basic
Basic > Printer Mode
Terms
Definitions
Cutter Mode
Controls the cutting of media into separate labels.
Rewinder Mode
Enables or disables the rewinder function and directional state.
Present Sensor Enable
Enables or disables the present sensor.
Prompt Mode
Enables or disables the ability of the user to prompt for the next
label.
Basic > Print Adjust
Terms
Darkness
Definitions
This provides the user with a fine adjustment of the darkness of
the printed image due to printhead and printer thermal
variations.
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Terms
Definitions
Sharpness
This provides the user with the fine adjustment of the leading
edges of the printed images to improve print quality and
barcode readability.
Vertical Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the vertical adjustment of the
start of the image relative to the horizontal leading label edge
due to mechanical variations.
Horizontal Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the horizontal adjustment of the
image relative to the printhead center.
Advanced
Advanced > Page Defaults
Terms
Definitions
Print Truncation
Specifically for gap or mark paper, print truncation prohibits print
overflow.
Print on Gap
Enables the printing on the gap or mark between labels.
Print Length
Sets the length of the print area.
Print Width
Sets the width of the print area.
Vertical Offset
Shifts the vertical start of the print position on the labels.
Horizontal Offset
Shifts the horizontal start of the print position on the labels.
Orientation
Controls the page orientation.
Raster Mode
Controls the raster image operation.
Font Number
Controls the font selection.
Point Size
Controls the font size selection.
Pitch Size
Controls the font pitch selection.
Select Symbol Set
Controls the symbol set selection.
Advanced > Printer
Advanced > Printer > Presentation
Terms
Definitions
Prompt Mode
Allows the user to prompt for the next label via the menu.
Present Time Out
Specifies how long the label will be presented before retracting
back.
Present Distance
Allows for the override of the default distance.
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Advanced > Printer > Auto
Terms
Definitions
Auto Load
The media loads automatically when detected in the media
guides and the head is closed and latched.
Auto Option Detect
Automatically generates a warning if an option is enabled yet
not detected.
Auto Calibrate
Calibrate paper sensors while auto-loading the media.
Auto Pressure
Automatically selects the head pressure based on the width of
the guides, the paper and ribbon type or the ID selected.
Auto Present Distance
Automatically sets the present distance based on the detected
hardware.
Auto Tension
Automatically selects the tension based on the media width
guides, paper and ribbon type or ID selected.
Advanced > Printer > Speeds
Terms
Definitions
Print Speed
Controls the rate of the label movement during printing.
Feed Speed
Controls the rate of the label movement during feed.
Reverse Speed
Controls the rate of the label movement during backup
positioning.
Advanced > Printer > Alarms
Terms
Definitions
Error Sound
Controls the enabling and tone of the error buzzer.
Warning Sound
Controls the enabling and tone of the warning buzzer.
Disable Paper Low Warning
Enables or disables the paper low warning.
Disable Paper Out Warning
Enables or disables the paper out warning.
Disable Cover Open Warning
Enables or disables the cover open warning.
Disable Reprint on Error
Enables or disables the automatic reprint on error.
Advanced > Printer > Options
Advanced > Printer > Options > Cutter
Terms
Definitions
Cutter Mode
Controls the cutting of media into separate labels.
Cut Distance Adjust
Allows for the adjustment of the cut position due to mechanical
tolerances.
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Advanced > Printer > Options > Present Sensor
Terms
Definitions
Present Sensor Enable
Controls the on-demand dispensing of labels.
Retract Delay
Controls a time delay prior to retracting a label to the start of
print.
Present Distance Adjust
Sets the label stop position past the start of print position.
Advanced > Printer > Options > Rewinder
Terms
Definitions
Rewinder Enable
Controls the operation of the powered internal label rewinder.
Rewinder Tension Adjust
Allows for the fine adjustment of the rewinder motor.
Rewinder Mode
Sets the rewinder direction for the paper.
Advanced > Media
Terms
Definitions
Paper Sensor Type
Select the top-of-form identification method for the media.
Paper Sensor Side
Determines which sensor is to be used for top-of-form or an
out-of-paper condition.
Ribbon Mode
Enables the operation of the ribbon.
Heat
The adjustment of the energy required for printing with a
specific paper and ribbon.
Heat Balance
The adjustment of the energy distribution required for printing
with a specific paper and ribbon.
Head Pressure
Controls the amount of pressure the printhead mechanism
exerts.
Rewinder Tension
Provides for the fine adjustment of the rewinder motor.
Ribbon Tension Front
Provides for the fine adjustment of the front ribbon motor.
Ribbon Tension Rear
Provides for the fine adjustment of the rear ribbon motor.
Ribbon Low Diameter
Sets the threshold for a low ribbon warning.
Advanced > Communications
Advanced > Communications > Ethernet
Terms
Definitions
DHCP
Enables or disables DHCP auto addressing for a static setting.
IP Address
The user-entered value that sets the static IP of the interface.
Subnet Mask
The user-entered value setting the static sublet assigned to the
interface.
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Gateway
Definitions
The user-entered value that specifies the network gateway
address with which the interface should connect.
Advanced > Communications > Serial
Terms
Definitions
Baud Rate
Sets the serial communications rate in bits per second.
Data Bits
Sets the word length.
Stop Bits
Sets the number of stop bits.
Parity
Sets the word parity.
Protocol
Serial communications handshaking mechanism.
Advanced > Communications > General
Advanced > Communications > General > Services
Term
Definition
Enable NTP
Enables the Network Time Protocol for synchronizing the clock.
Enable Telnet
Enables the wireless communication protocol.
Enable SSH
Enables the Secure Shell network protocol.
Advanced > Communications > General > Host Timeout
Terms
Host Timeout
Definitions
Print job input timeout in seconds before moving on to monitor
other ports.
Advanced > Adjustments
Terms
Definitions
Present Distance Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the adjustment of the tear bar
position due to mechanical variations.
Cut Distance Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the adjustment of the cut
position due to mechanical variations.
Vertical Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the vertical adjustment of the
start of the image relative to the horizontal leading label edge
due to mechanical variations.
Horizontal Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the horizontal adjustment of the
image relative to the printhead center.
Head Pressure Adjust
User-entered value allowing for the adjustment of the pressure
the head exerts on the media.
Rewinder Tension Adjust
User-entered value providing for the adjustment of the rewinder
motor.
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Terms
Definitions
Ribbon Tension Front Adjust
User-entered value providing for the adjustment of the front
ribbon motor.
Ribbon Tension Rear Adjust
User-entered value providing for the adjustment of the rear
ribbon motor.
Darkness
User-entered value allowing for the fine adjustment of the
darkness of the printed image due to printhead and printer
thermal variations.
Sharpness
User-entered value allowing for the fine adjustment of the
leading edges of the printed images to improve print quality and
barcode readability.
Tools
Tools > Calibrate
Terms
Definitions
Calibrate Paper
The automatic scanning of the paper to determine top-of-form
media and top-of-form gap settings.
Calibrate No Paper
The automatic calculation of the best setting for the autoload
sensor and the top-of-form sensor when no paper is present.
Calibrate Display
The calibration utility for the touch position on the display.
Tools > Maintenance
Tools > Maintenance > Upgrades
Terms
Definitions
Upgrade Software
The utility for upgrading the printer software.
Upgrade Firmware
The utility for upgrading the printer firmware.
Upgrade Ribbon Controller
The utility for upgrading the ribbon controller.
Upgrade Bootloader
The utility for upgrading the bootloader.
Tools > Security
Security Levels
Descriptions
None
No security level is enabled.
Secure
Advanced settings require a password.
Secure All
All settings require a password.
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Tools > Date/Time
Terms
Date/Time
Definitions
User-entered values of the date and time of day.
Test
Test > Diagnostics
Terms
Definitions
Page Format Shading
Provides shading over white space on the label image.
Sensor Readings
Displays current real-time values of all analog sensors.
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Appendix A
Symbol Sets
The following Symbol Sets are available from the Page Format section of the Advanced
menu:
Table 1: Symbol Sets
Number
Symbol Sets
0
PC-8
1
Roman-8
2
Roman-9
3
ISO-L1
4
ISO-L2
5
ISO-L4
6
ISO-L5
7
ISO-L6
8
ISO-L9
9
PC-775
10
PS MATH
11
MATH-8
12
PI FONT
13
MS PUBL
14
PC-8 DN
15
PC-850
16
PC-852
17
PC-858
18
PC-8 TK
19
PC-1004
20
WIN L1
21
WIN L2
22
WIN L5
23
WINBALT
24
DESKTOP
25
PS TEXT
26
LEGAL
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Number
Symbol Sets
27
ISO-4
28
ISO-6
29
ISO-11
30
ISO-15
31
ISO-17
32
ISO-21
33
ISO-60
34
ISO-69
35
WIN 3.0
36
MC TEXT
37
UCS-2
38
RomanExt
39
Wingdings
40
ZapDingBats
41
Symbol
Fonts
The following Fonts are supported:
Table 2: Fonts
Font
Escape Sequence
CG Times
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b4101T
CG Times Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b4101T
CG Times Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b4101T
CG Times Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s3b4101T
Univers Medium
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b4148T
Univers Medium Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b4148T
Univers Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b4148T
Univers Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s3b4148T
Univers Condensed Medium
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v4s0b4148T
Univers Condensed Medium Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v5s0b4148T
Univers Condensed Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v4s3b4148T
Univers Condensed Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v5s3b4148T
Antique Olive
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b4168T
Antique Olive Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b4168T
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Font
Escape Sequence
Antique Olive Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b4168T
CG Omega
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b4113T
CG Omega Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b4113T
CG Omega Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b4113T
CG Omega Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s3b4113T
Garamond Antiqua
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b4197T
Garamond Kursiv
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b4197T
Garamond Halbfett
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b4197T
Garamond Kursiv Halbfett
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s3b4197T
Courier
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h0s0b4099T
Courier Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h1s0b4099T
Courier Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h0s3b4099T
Courier Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h1s3b4099T
Letter Gothic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h0s0b4102T
Letter Gothic Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h0s3b4102T
Letter Gothic Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s0p<pitch>h1s0b4102T
Albertus Medium
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s1b4362T
Albertus Extra Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s4b4362T
Clarendon Condensed Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v4s3b4140T
Coronet
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b4116T
Marigold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b4297T
Arial
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b16602T
Arial Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b16602T
Arial Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b16602T
Arial Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s3b16602T
Times New Roman
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b16901T
Times New Roman Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s0b16901T
Times New Roman Bold
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s3b16901T
Times New Roman Bold Italic
<ESC>(<symset><ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v1s3b16901T
Symbol
<ESC>(19M<ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b16686T
Wingdings
<ESC>(579L<ESC>(s1p<ptsize>v0s0b31402T
OCR-A Fixed
<Esc>(s0p10h0s0b23584T
OCR-B Fixed
<Esc>(s0p10h0s0b23590T
Vera Regular Mono
<Esc>(s1p__v0s0b23410T
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Escape Sequence
OCR-A Mono
<Esc>(s1p__v0s0b23584T
OCR-B Mono
<Esc>(s1p__v0s0b23590T
CG Triumvirate
<Esc>(s1p__v0s0b26708T
CG Triumvirate Condensed Bold
<Esc>(s1p__v0s0b26714T
LinePrinter
<Esc>(10U<Esc>(s0p16.67h8.5v0s0b0T
Barcodes
The following barcodes are supported:
Table 3: Barcodes
Barcode
ID
Type
Length
Valid ASCII Characters, decimal
value representation
0
Print Data Only
Varies
ALL / ASCII output
1000
Code 3 of 9
Varies
32, 36, 37, 42, 43, 45-47, 65-90
1001
Extended Code 3 of 9
Varies
ASCII character 00-127 inclusive
1010
UPC-A
11
48-57 numeric only
1020
UPC-E
6
48-57
1030
Code 128 Autoswitch
Varies
0-127
1031
Code 128 Code Set A
Varies
0-95
1032
Code 128Code Set B
Varies
ASCII values 32 to 127 inclusive plus
seven special characters
1033
Code 128 Code Set C
Varies
The set of 100 digit pairs from 00 to 99
inclusive
1040
EAN-8
7
48-57 numeric only
1050
EAN-13
12
48-57 numeric only
1060
Interleaved 2 of 5 with
a module 10
checksum
Varies
48-57 numeric only
1061
Interleaved 2 of 5 with
a module 10
checksum and
shipping bearer bars
Varies
48-57 numeric only
1070
GS1-128 (UCC/EAN
Code 128)
19
0-127
1080
Codabar
Varies
36, 43, 45-58, 65-68
1090
Plessey
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Barcode
ID
1091
Type
MSI Plessey
Length
Up to 14
Valid ASCII Characters, decimal
value representation
48-57 numerics only.
Option + is the last character for
second M-11 checksum
1100
Code 93
Varies
0-127
1110
HIBC Code 39
Varies
48-57, 65-90, 32, 45, 46, 47, 36, 37, 43
1111
HIBC 128
Varies
48-57, 65-90, 32, 45, 46, 47, 36, 37, 43
1120
Telepen
Varies
0-127
1130
GS1 Databar (RSS)
Varies
<13
48-57
1131
GS1 Databar
Expanded
1500
Postnet
5 or 9
48-57 numeric only
1510
Planet
5 or 9
48-57 numeric only
1520
FIM
1
A, B, C, D
1530
Intelligent Mail
20 digits 0-11 more
digits
48-57
2000
QR Code - Auto
Format
Varies
Alphanumeric
2010
PDF-417
Varies
All
2020
MicroPDF417
Varies
All
2030
DataMatrix
Varies
All 8-bit values
2040
UPS MaxiCode
84
Alphanumeric
2050
Aztec
Varies
All
33, 34, 37-63, 65-90, 95, 97-122
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